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height, or sunk him into “ the low- and to point out, at the est deep." We shall, however, time, how far his style, sentimake it our business in our number ments, imagery and general manner, for January or February to deter are calculated to promote the great mine, if possible, the true cha- ends of his apostolical labours. racter of Mr. Irving's eloquence ;
TO DEPARTED MARY.
I wish,—my earthly hopes to crown,
To part this fleeting breath ;
And sleep--the sleep of death:
Since, Mary, thou art fled ?
Within thy narrow bed!
And hast thou not the power
To share thy blessed bower?
And set my spirit free.
That I might rest with thee.
Now cold and dull's her ear:
Her voice I must not hear.
Is now her eye divine.
"I will never mix with mine.
Yet, yet thy form still flitting by
My fever'd fancy sees ;
I hear thee in the breeze:
And I converse with thee;
Is crush'd by memory.
Take, take this fleeting breath;
And sleep-the sleep of death :
Since, Mary, thou art fled ?
Ten, A.M.-woke and wondered out and jangled step by step down what o'clock it was—heard my hall the kitchen stairs—she is certainly clock strike and counted-doubted too saucy--an axiom for Lonuon whether I had counted right, was servants-bad, old, fat, saucy, and sure it could not be ten-heard my honest; or good, thin, pretty, attenfat house-keeper, Jane, trembling tive, and dishonest-resolved to disalong the passage, and rap at my continue light trowsers till next door-recollected how Ariosto de- summer, but not to wear flannel for scribes silenee.
a month or two-got a little warned “ Ha le scarpe di feltro, e'l mantel by breakfast, and determined to bruno."
take my walk without even a great
coat. I wish Jane had le scarpe di feltro, Twelve. – Just as I was goi. e. felt slippers-sleep fairly frighting out, in came Ned Chilly—“Dear ened, and at last driven away by the me," said he, “hav'nt you got a bell of a confounded manufactory at fire! Good bye, I had rather walk the back of the house -- resolved to than sit in the cold.”_Ned is a rise, and put out my foot on one mere chicken wonder people can side of the bed to feel the state of sit over a fire in the way they do, the weather ; just as Mr. Green or stewing themselves, making their Mr. Graham sends up a pilot-baloon cheeks purple, their eyes bloodshot, ere they let go the large one-found their noses mealy, singing their shin it half-frozen, and drew it in again bones, and rendering their whole -determined to make an effort, and, skin nervous and irritable-No, after having counted ten, jumped up give me the natural glow that with as much magnanimity as Cæsar springs from hardy exercise let me did into the Rubicon-shivered a sweat in the eye of Phæbus," and little, but determined not to think feel all my limbs in full play, and it cold - determined not to be bullied my muscles in full tension.-Went by an element, or frightened by out-stepped upon a boy's slide a frost-found a thin coat of ice over yard froin the door, grazed the skin the water-pitcher-did not care a' from my ancle, and smashed my tobacco-stopper-peeped out of the nose against the round iron knob of window curtain--every thing cer the cover of the coal-cellar-great tainly looked frosty, and people rejoicing and riot amongst the little went about blowing themselves, and boys--imped back again, told Jane breathing like tea-urns—such effemi- to bring me some brandy and brown nacy is disgusting !-shaved-found paper, to strew some ashes all over my band so benumbed, that I gave the steps and pavement, and wrote myself a gash about two inches long a letter to the Morning Post on the --put a piece of sticking plaister on wickedness of these young urchins it, and went down to breakfast with - hesitated whether to sign it “ Perivery Munchausen-like appear- pateticus," or Tumble-down-Dick,
but resolved upon the former to Eleven, A.M. - Cannot see the make it moro solemn. use of grates in summer and autumn One, P.M.-Had a weak wish for -merely recalling unpleasant re a fire, so determined to try again my collections—told Jane to take the walk - crumpled over the ashes straw out--she asked me whether without injury, and walked into St. she should light a fire--"No," said James's Park-a great nuisance in I, “not for this month," – Jane autumn-the stunted trees poking bounced out of the room, and banged out their deformed branches withthe door to so hard, that she dew out leaves, which fill the wet walk
-tried to get warm-flung my arms Five, P.M.-Went to the ordiabout, hackney-coachman-like, but nary-every body remarking how could not succeed-saw a man sit. cold it was, and three or four of the ting on one of the benches, in a pair party coughing ready to kill them. of faded nankeen trowsers, he cer selves -conversation about the King tainly looked devilish cold--went and Windsor-Knights of the Garout of the park at a half trot, and so ter and the nights drawing in---the on to the Strand.-Met a friend at price of coals, and enquiries about Northumberland House Very my fall and patches-the usual abuse cold, is'n't it?" said he, “ Do you of the dinner and determinations to find it so ?"__"I don't feel it cold at set up another table--my hands all," said I, shivering. “ Don't were quite red, and I could scarcely yon,'
" " replied he, “ you look like cut up the goose-every body I oba blue icicle! good bye!"-set him served had great coats-recollected down for a rude fellow.
that obstinacy was as bad as effemi, Two, P.M.
Walked into my nacy, and resolved to wear one tohookseller's set of old women of morrow-took coffee. both sexes, huddled round the fire, Seven, P.M.–Did not care to re, roasting their pantaloons and petti. turn to my fireless parlour, and coats-magnanimously set myself went to the play-could find none of at the other end of the roomkept my friends in the house-scarcely blowing my fingers-took up a twenty persons, who had paid their yolume of Shakspeare-opened it five shillingsmall orders--nothing by chance in Richard III.
but apprentices, who kept a con
tinual chattering--and so did my “ Now is the winter of our discon- teeth--walked into the saloon tent"
never saw any thing look so melau
choly-these large rooms should threw it away in a rage, and took up certainly always have a fire-returna paper-nothing but advertisements ed to my box, which I found oceuof lamb's-wool gloves, comforters, pied-walked out of the house in fleecy blankets, and receipts for high dudgeon-extremely cold it curing chilblains-News from Spain, must be confessed - could not stand “ Winter is now beginning in all its it, and called a coach-jumped in, horrors"-threw it away in disgust, drew up both the windows, and and walked out of the shop, drove howe-stumped about the Three, P.M.-Walked down to
parlour, then rang the bell, and the Temple to an old friend's cham
gave Jane the following directions: bers-quite deserted—"all messages “Get me a glass of strong brandy to be sent to the Porter"-cursed
and water, quite warm, do you hear myself for having come up so soon --tell Betty to light a fire in my bedfrom the country, and my friend chamber, and to warm the bed imfor not having done so—in the coun
mediately — and, Jane, have the try a man can do fifty things, ride, kindness to air a Aannel jacket for conrse, shoot, hunt, but in London
me in the inorning." all he can do to amuse himself is to
LAUNCE. wateh “ the faces in the embers,"
OBSERVATIONS ON MONUMENTAL STATUES.
There is not a greater absurdity sulted a little; it is true that they in in modern art than that of repre- general are no judges of the prinsenting the principal figure on mo ciples upon which a portrait or numents naked, the ostensible pre- landscape is painted, nor can it be text for which is the formality of mo- expected they should, but they are dern costume; but the real one is to always judges of what looks na. gratify the artist's vanity in shewing tural and interests their feelings; if how well he can draw the figure – the story is well told it will be innow, as Englishmen Deither live, teresting, though the language may fight, or die naked, it is too 'glaring not be the most elegant or classical; a falsity to represent them so in would any one now wish Chantrey their own portraits ; every artist to strip General Hoghton, or Flax. knows that the dress a person man to alter Lord Mansfield, beusually wears becomes a part of his cause a judge's wig bappens to be portrait, and it would therefore be ridiculous and his robes heavy and almost as great an untruth to paint ungraceful, and some artists would the King bald-headed, as it would wish that he had nothing on but be to place a wig on the Duke of their usual fig-leaf and towel; they York. With respect to the forma seem to forget sometimes how near lity of modern costume, let any one the sublime is to the ridiculous ; setlook at the common little bronze ting aside the glaring falsity of the figure of Buonaparte in his regi- circumstance, is the death of Wolfe mentals, and with the military cloak or of Nelson rendered more or less on the supporter, and say whether pathetic hy their being represented it is not both graceful and dignified; stark naked, and yet that is the let him look at Flaxman's monument case, the former being in Westof Lord Mansfield, in his robes in minster Abbey, and the latter in the Westminster Abbey, or at Chantrey's Exchange-square, Liverpool: artists spirited and graceful representation, may study anatomy as much as they in St. Paul's, of General Hoghton, please, but this is making a learned in his regimentals, and then contrast parade of their skill on all occasions, them with specimens of the opposite whether called for by the circumtaste around him; every traveller, stances or not-few persons would almost, has seen in Canova's work- have expected that Nelson's figure shop a colossal figure of Buonaparte would bear being stripped under any quite naked, which was immediately pretence; the English dress being rejected as too familiar, out of cha- tight would surely have shewn his racter, and as having no meaning figure sufficiently, and where the but that of shewing a fancied dis- figure is colossal the error is magplay of skill in anatomy; no sculp- nified, and the absurdity only made tor can be answerable for fashion, more manifest-it looks like nothing it is his business to contend with human, and the public, skilled or and overcome these little difficulties unskilled, are not to be surprised in his profession, to make the best into admiration, either by a monster, of them and be satisfied with that; angel, or Neptune ; they may stare he may shew his individual taste in at them as they would at a sphinx, his own compositions, and exhibit and be just as much interested about them in the Academy where they one as the other. Another apparent will meet with the admiration they absurdity is, that of designing one deserve ; but let him design pro person in the character of another, fessed portraits in the habits and as the portrait painters used to draw dress of Englishmen. The public lusty ladies in the character of have a right to have their taste con Diana, &c.
W. R. H.
PROM THE GERMAN.
GENERAL VON LINDENKRON had The following day he called the given up his commission, and re chief personages of the little village tired to his estate. His residence, together, and addressed them to Lindenkron, the ancient mansion of this effect. “My dear friends and the family, lay in an enchanting countrymen, I am resolved to estasituation, the peasants were pros-blish an annual Rose-fête in the perous and happy, and distinguished village. This custom comes orithemselves by their morality and ginally from France, but has algood conduct above other country ready been adopted here and there people. This superiority was the in Germany. It consists in this :work of their pastor, an exemplary the most virtuous maiden of the man, who, for the space of twenty place is publicly crowned with roses years, had laboured faithfully at and rewarded with a handsome the improvement of his little flock. present. The latter I take upon For nearly so long a period had myself alone ; but it rests with you the General been separated from his to decide who is most deserving of tenantry by campaigns, journies, this great honour, and I give you and the pleasures of the Capitol: and your wives three days to deter: but his feeling heart, which had mine the point. Then we will hold neither hardened in battle nor cooled a festive election. Every respecat court, remained fully alive to the table house-keeper is entitled to a beauties of nature. His estate, vote, which he must give according therefore, at which he arrived with to conscience. The majority deblooming May, afforded him a cides it." grateful and happy retirement.
With hasty steps the fathers hied Nevertheless, in a few weeks them home to their wives and time, a certain apathy stole imper- daughters, and announced, breathceptibly upon him, which he knew less, the important news. Conceit not what to make of or how to de- and scandal now established their scribe. He took it to be a bodily courts in the most wretched hovels. disorder, and sent for his physician. Every girl, who had not been guilty
“Your pulse is regular, General,” of a notorious aberration from the said the Doctor ; "it is probably right path, reckoned upon receiving nothing more than an attack of the the reward of virtue; every mother country epidemic, ennui. Divert held her favourite daughter singly yourself; invite some of your friends and solely deserving of the Crown in the Capitol to visit you, and the of Roses. medicine of your accustomed society When the election was proceeding will speedily restore your mind to under the auspices of the General its proper tone. A man of the and the Minister, the first voter, world, like you, who has scarcely following implicitly: (as in duty passed his fiftieth year, is not yet bound) the command inculcated by ripe for a hermit.”—"Nor do I in- his wife, timidly, and with downtend to become one," answered the cast eyes, uttered the name of his General, “but I have bid adieu to own daughter. The good man, the court life for the whole summer however, was given to understand at least.”—“Then amuse yourself that parental love had here no right, in some way among your country of vote, but that each must give his folks,” rejoined the physician'; suffrage in favour of some maiden “give them rural fètes and amuse- not related to him. This declaraments."
tion caused no small confusion and The proposition pleased the Ge. perplexity, for many others, among' neral ; he had always considered the voters, had the names of their the Rose-fêtes as a pleasing inven own daughters upon their tongues. tion, and he resolved instantly to This small error being rectified, establish one.
Evelina, the schoolinaster's adopted Eur. Mag. Oct. 1823.