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HISTORICAL and DESCRIPTIVE NARRA- DR DODDRIDGE'S PRIVATE CORRES
In the Press, and will appear about the middle of January, Mr Sillery is still very, very young; yet he has visited, not only menELDRED OF ERIN,
tally, but budily, the uttermost parts of the earth. He has been rock
ed by the tropic billow--has seen the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte A Poem, in Two Books.
-doubled the cape of storms-gazed on the palmy heartlands of Hin. BY CHARLES DOYNE SILLERY,
dostan, and learnt to eat with chop-sticks in Ching. But we are deal. Author of " Vallery; or, the Citadel of the Lake."
ing too largely in generals. •The Citadel of the Lake' is before us,
and the world is, of course, anxious to know what we think of its ar" At lucre or renown let others aim,
chitecture." I only wish to please the gentle mind,
“ Mr Sillery, with a warmth of gratitude that redounds to his ho Whom Nature's charms inspire, and love of humankind."
nour, has dedicated his two volumes to his Excellency Baron G. A.P. BXATTIR.
Van Der Capellen. late Governor General of the Indian possessions
belonging to the King of the Netherlands, in whose company he reLately published, by the same Author,
turned from the East, and who was the first person of distinction who In Two Volumes, 12mo, elegantly printed by OLIVER & Boyd, patronized his juvenile muse. The mutations of his boy hood have Price 108. boards,
given a rersatility to his muse that it would not be easy to parallel : VALLERY; or, The CITADEL of the LAKE.
it leaps like lightning from land to land, and from sea to sea, it van
ders into all variety of rhythm ; and it transmutes into verse al A Poem. By CHARLES DOYNE SILLERY. sorts of tòpics, however recondite. There is a piling of armour"Fierce wars and faithful lores shall moralize my lay."-SPENSER. a marshalling of brand and banner-an apparelling of maidens: The Poem is comprised in Nine Cantos; containing Sketches of strewing of flowers-a tinting of skies-a siniling of seas, and a toss
glittering of gemsma clustering of fruits grouping of trea the Crusaders--the Chivalry of France and Spain-the Moors the
ing of waves, such as no other poem that we are acquainted with es. Arabians---Description of the Palace of Mahomed King of Granada
hibits. - As evidence of the genuine piety that pervades · Vallety, in the Procession of the King from the Generaliffe to the Alhambra
which, indeed, we have not discovered one loose or in decorous séd--the Pyrences--the Mediterranean--the Persian Gulf-the Red Sea -the Arabian Desert-the Coralline Island—a Bull. Fight-a Tour- Sillery's reading has been immense, and no scrap that couls illustrate
timent, we quote the following ardent apostrophe to NATTRE-Mr nament--Battle of the Moors and Christians—a Tempest and Com
his poem has escaned him, whether buried in the musty tomes of de bat at Sea—the Siege of Vallery-Conquest of the Red Cross-Death
parted genius, or floating down to oblivion with the epberreral liteand Funeral of Lord Vallery-Song of the Pirates-Song of the Sis
jature of the day. Not satisfied with copious quotatious, he refers ters--Song of the Arab Seamen--Song from the Caravans in the De
the reader to nearly a hundred works, ancient and modern, illustra. ert--Song from the Crusading Galleys Song of the Alineh-Hindoo
tive of Chivalry, which may be advantageously consulted." - EdisBoat-Song--the Huntsman's Morning and Evening Chorus--the
burgh Observer Lays of Six Minstrels-Anthem-Serenades, &c. &c. &c. The whole interspersed with various Moral and Religious Reflections; and ac
** We confidently predict that Vallery will be a standard Fork, and
a great favourite with the public."-Caledonian Mercury. companied with several hundred Notes, Historical, Descriptive,
** There are numerous lines which we could quote as specimens of Critical, and Philosophical; partly original, and partly collected from admired, authentic, and valuable Authors.
fine poetic power and feeling. He possesses a creditable portion of
information and learning.-his mind is obviously well cultivated, OLIVER & Boyd, Edinburgh; SIẢPKIN & MARSHALL, London ; his sentiments are faultless,--his imagination is ardent,-and his geROBERTSON & ATKINSON, Glasgow; W. CURRY, Jun., & Co., nius is built upon the solid foundations of extensive literary aequire. Dublin.
ments."--Glasgow Scots Times.
“ Never were mottoes to a work more strikingly descriptive of its "We have pleasure in directing the attention of our readers to prevailing characteristics of purpose and execution, than those with this work. We find much to be pleased with. and hail with confi. have been selected to herald Vallery, by its author. The passing dence and gratification this accession of a fresh and ardent-minded inspiration of the hour has led to a series of various and curious et lover of the Muses, to the list of those whose names are already fa-periments in measure, the diversity of which is greater than we eret miliar to the public ear."
remeinber to have met with in any other narrative poem.- With a “Mr Sillery's verses are calculated to convey not pleasure alone. daring that has something, bold and redeeming in it, even blant and the chief object of all readers. Mr Sillery has cultivated his Mosaic, along which the stream of story sparkling flows with a mind. His olassical lore, his scientific information, and his habits brightness that confuses us, and a bubbling music, that almost makes of industrious research, are apparent in almost every page.--A ve.
amends for the foamy obscurity sometimes that mars its clearnes, cond, and no less powerful consideration, induces us to bestow the
- It is needless to detail
the story of a splendid series of pageants meed of praise upon our author. His principles are pure, his feel
Let the play-wrights and opera-composers look to that it would ings are strong, and his enthusiasın, as yet unimpaired, is all di
make a gorgeous spectacle, as it makes a dazzling romance_display rected towards laudable objects. He is a passionate admirer of na
ing a rare and varied lore, altogether extraordinary in so fair a ture in all her moods; he is full of benevolence towards all his fel
man."-Glasgow Free Press. low creatures; there is none of the littleness of false pride, or of “ We have read Mr Sillery's volumes with very great pleasure: morbid sensibility, or of harsh misanthropy, whether real or pre- and have no hesitation of assigning to him a place in the first class or tended, about his book. He writes as a young poet always should, our poetical jeunesse. He is a young man of decided genius, and, honestly and unaffectedly, pouring over his subject the warm glow wbat is bestowing upon him very great additional praise, his heart is of native, virtuous, and healthy sentiment. He is deeply imbued of a right kind, having stored up in it an abundance of amiable feel with the best part of a poet's nature-the warm affections and gene- ing, and a correct moral sentiment; of this every page of his book rous aspirations of the soul, from which all that is selfish is excluded, affords evidence. Even in his most discursive parts, there is an ar and which elevate to eminence, simply by refining the grosser parts of freshness and originality. We recommend Mr Sillery's book L of our nature."-Edinburgh Literary Journal, April.
our readers, promising thein much pleasure in the perusal of it. *after no particular mole: it is fresh and luxuriant, and altogether employed. "Mr Sillery has resided in India : all his pages glow eith " What we especially like in Mr Sillery is, that his style is formed Dundee Courier.
" Every form which English verse is capable of assuming has been his own."-Edinburgh Literary Journal, May.
"This is a metrical romance, redolent of true poetry, and bearing Eastern scenery: our eyes are dazzled--blinded with the overpowerthe stamp of genius in almost every page. It is evidently the pro ing lustre of Eastern gems, Eastern birds, insects, fruits, and dosers: duction of a young, and amiable, and enthusiastic mind." --New
our senses oppressed with Eastern perfume and the songs of the bal Scots Magazine.
bul. Mr Sillery is a ' youthful bard,' with a menory stored with
the productions of our best poets, with a mind alive to all the beas “The poem takes a different turn, and introduces us to scenes that
ties of nature."--La Belle Assembice. delight the senses, encourage the daring, and reward the enterprises of heroic valour. The poetry, which is much diversified in metre,
“ There is a great deal of genius in this poem, the best proof at is highly respectable in its character, bringing before us at times
which is, the degree of attention it has excited. The poem of Val coruscations of thought which border on the sublime. To the lovers lery has obtained considerable notice; and this circunstance, by of chivalry, romance, crusades, and the tumultuous ebullitions of creating a presumption that it was not an ordinary production, is the dark ages, The Citadel of the Lake' will furnish much enter
duced us to read it. We found our inference correct: there is a de tainment.”—Imperial Magazine.
lightful freshness about the work. The verses seem not to be dis.
Lilled from an alembic of imitation and study, but to flow from an " His memory is stored with recent and diversified reading, which inexhaustible spring of fancy and feeling. They are full of tenderis freely given out in his copious and curious illustrative notes, and ness and passion; and there is tlıroughout a tone of such purity, e which likewise appears abundantly in the course of the poem. much lortiness of sentiment, and ardent and unaffected piety, that have met with no finer description of the approach of morning, even there are few, we will venture to say, who will read the poem with in Lucretius, than the following.-It affords us unfeigned pleasure out strong feelings of pleasure. His Oriental pictures, in rarocular, to have it in our power to state, that his feelings are ardent and ex
are splendid and glowing. There is much freedom and mmmand of cellent, that his piety is pure and devont, and that his views of reli.
poetical language in his style, and great variety in his versifieation. gion arc enlightened and evangelical.--His poem, all things consider.
He has a strong feeling for the melody of verse. The following post ed, is an extraordinary performance."-Edinburgh Evening Post.
gorgeous picture of a tropical sunset' is evidently painted fran na"A more enthusiastic child of song than Charles Doyne Sillery, has ture.-We close this book with feelings of admiration of Mr Sallent rarely appeared on this torraqueous globe. We have seen him in genius-a genius destined, we trust, to accomplish great unutta retirement, and we have seen him in society, and whether seated kings."-Edinburgh Weekly Journal. in the dark penetralia of our office, or acting the gay and gallant cavalier among fair women and brave men, we found him invariably the same single-hearted, frank-spoken, honest fellow. Like Anacreon Edinburgh: Published for the Proprietori, every Saturday Morning Moore, his wit flashes in incessant coruscations. Like the same illus.
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