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his dandyism. From all those stores, small and great, the same bope, the same love, the saine faith in the beauty that we reckon it a piece of good fortune to be able to nothing but that solitary and sorry impression would be and goodness of nature and all her prospects, in space commence our extracts on these subjects with passages receive.

and in time ; we could almost add, if a sprinkle of wbite out of a new author, who has a real genius for them. Of all which his wealth could procure him, in the kcirs in our black would allow us, the same youth ; for The following notices of the swallows are from the work shape of a real enjoyment of poetry, paintings, music, . whatever may be thought of a consciousness to that just published, entitled The Feathered Tribe of Britain, sculpture, and the million of ideas which they might , effect, the feeling is so real, and trouble of no ordinary written by Mr. Mudie, an original and earnest obserproduce, he would know nothing.

kind has so remarkably spared the elasticity of our ver, whom Nature, as is customary with her, has reOf all the countries that produced his furniture, all spirits, that we are often startled to think how old we warded for his genuine passion, by making it eloquent. the trades that helped to make it, all the arts"tät went have become, compared with the little of age that is in Mr. Mudie's pen is one of the most alive we ever met to adorn it, all the materials of which it was composed, our disposition: and we mention this to bespeak the

with. The birds rustle, and dart, and sing, and rend and the innumerable images of 'nèv, lands, faculties, reader's faith in what we shall write hereafter, if he is in his pages; and the eagle strains bis prey with a traly substances, elements, and interesting phenomena of all not acquainted with us already. If he is, he will no sovereign foot. The passages here quoted, though very sorts to which the knowledge might give rise, he would more doubt us than the children do at our fire-side. good, are by no means among bis best. The reader

may, know nothing.

We have had so much sorrow, and yet are capable of therefore, judge bow excellent the latter must be. Of bis books he would know nothing, except that so much joy, and receive pleasure from so many familiar

“Swallows perform their principal moult in warmer

countries about the month of February, appear in plumthey were båurd, "and that they caust a great deal. objects, that we sometimes think we should have had an

age in the north of England about the first of April, and Qf his gardens he would know nothing, except that unfair portion of happiness, if our life had not been one

proceed northward, colouring as they fly, along all the they were®“ tedious,” and that he occasionally had a of more than ordinary trial.

places that are adapted to their habits, till about the pink out of them to put in his button-hole--provided it The reader will not be troubled in future with personal end of the month they appear in the extreme north of was the fashion. Otherwise pinks are "vulgar.” Na intimations of this kind : but in commencing a new

the country. ture's and God's fashion is nothing.

work of the present nature, and having been persuaded “ Swallows are deligbtful little creatures, not only as Of his hat and his coat it might be thought he must to put our name at the top of it, (for which we beg his they come from a far country, the harbingers of the know something; but he would not, except as far as kindest constructions, as a point conceded by a sense of blooming season ; but on account of their industry, the

celerity of their motions, and the perfect confidence in we have stated ;--unless, indeed, his faculties might what was best for others,) it will be thought, we trust,

which they carry on all their operations. possibly attain to the knowledge of a “ fit” or a "set,” not unfitting in us to have alluded to them. We be- “ The most lovely scenes would lose much of their and then he would not know it with a grace. The lieve we may call ourselves the father of the present summer interest, if it were not for the presence and knowledge of a good thing, even in the least matters, is penny and three half-penny literature,—designations, lively motions of the swallow. The banks of rivers not for a person so poorly educated—so worse than left once distressing to "ears polite,” but now no longer so,

and the margins of small lakes, are at all times delight

ful places for quiet contemplation, and for agreeable to grow up in an ignorance unsophisticate. of the since they are producing so many valuable results, for- walks, when the sultry day draws near to a close, or on creatures that furnished the materials of his hat and tunes included. The first number of the new popular those stilly and transparent days which immediately coat,—the curious, handicraft beaver, the spinster silk- review, the Printing Machine, in an article for the kinda precede rain.

But there is an excess of repose about

them which would soon become monotonous and beavy, worm, the sheep in the meadows (except as mutton), ness and cordiality of which we take this our best

except for the evolutions of the swallows, now shooting nothing would he know, or care, or receive the least opportunity of expressing our gratitude, and can only into mid air, dow skimming the surface of the water, pleasurable thought from. In the mind that constitutes wish we could turn these sentences into so many grips and sipping or laving its plumage, as it speeds along, his man—in the amount of his existence-terribly of the hand to show our sense of it,—did us the honour alternately with darting wing and with dart-like glide. vacant are the regions-bald places in the map-de- of noticing the Indicator as the first successful attempt which the teeming waters are constantly giving to the

Then, when we think of the myriads of gnats and flies sarts withont even the excitement of a storm. Nothing (in one respect) to revive something like the periodical air, to sport (and sting) for their few hours, deposit lives there but himself—a suit of clothes in a solitude literature of former days. We followed this with the their eggs, and die, making the shores and shallows, emptiness in emptiness, Companion, lately republished in connexion with the

which are inaccessible even by the minnow, rank with

their innumerable carcases, we feel how much the swalContrast a being of this fashion (after all allowance Indicator ; and a few years ago, in a fit of anxiety at net low contributes to keep sweet and clean those waters over for caricature) with one who has none of his deformi- being able to meet some obligations, and fearing we which it glides, quaffing or bathing the while. The air ties, but with a stock of ideas such as the other wants. were going to be cut off from life itself without leaving too, is so still, that we hear the repeated strokes of its Suppose him poor, eren struggling, but not unhappy; answers to still graver wants, we set up a half-review

bill as it captures those insects which, to our sight, are

viewless. or if not without unhappiness, yet not without relief, and ing, half-theatrical periodical, under the name of the unacquainted with the desperation of the other's ennui.

Tatler (a liberty taken by love), in the hope of being “ The Swift is the garreteer of nature ; not that it inSuch a man, when he wants recreation for his thoughts, able to realize some sudden as well as lasting profits! habits the highest grounds (for the very altitude of its can make them flow from all the objects, or the ideas So little, with all our zeal for the public welfare, had place presupposes productiveness in its locality), but

where it is found, it spends its time and finds its food of those objects, which furnish nothing to the other.

we found out what was so well discerned by Mr. Knight above every other creature. lts place of habitation The commonest goods and chattels are pregnant to

and others, when they responded to the intellectual corresponds; for the highest crevices in steeples, towers, abim as fairy tales, or things in a pantomime. His hat, wants of the many. However, we pleased some readers,

and jutting rocks that rise to a considerable altitude, like Fortunatus's Wishing Cap, carries him into the whom it is a kind of prosperity even to rank as such :

amid fertile places, are the habitations of the swift, and

its instinct leads it to adapt the structure of its nest to American solitudes among the beavers, where he sits in

we conciliated the good-will of others, by showing that the elements. thought, looking at them during their work, and hearing

an ardent politician might still be a man of no illthe majestic whispers in the trees,or the falls of the old temper, nor without good-will to all; and now, once " In dry weather the swifts hawk only towards morntrunks that are everlastingly breaking the silence in more setting up a periodical work, entirely without ing and evening, flying lower down than when the air is those wildernesses. His coat shall carry him, in ten politics, but better calculated, we trust, than our former

different, and occasionally skimming the surface of

the pools, and sipping and laving themselves as they minutes, through all the scenes of pastoral life and

ones to meet the wishes of many as well as few, we are dash along. At these times too, they are sportless and mechanical, the quiet fields, the sheep-shearing, the in hearty good earnest, the public's very sincere and silent, and if the drought is of longer continuance, they cordial friend and servant,

seem fatigued ; but when the upper air relents, they fly feasting, the love-making, the downs of Dorsetshire and the streets of Birmingham, where if he meet with


high, appear all day on the wing, accumulate in un

wonted numbers, gliding, dashing, wheeling, playing pain in his sympathy, he also, in his knowledge, finds

numerous antics, screeching to each other, and appareason for hope and encouragement, and for giving


rently acquiring more energy the longer they are on the his manly assistance to the common good. The very

The Swallow - the Cuckoo - the Nightingale.


wing. These sportive dashings in the upper air become

more numerous and energetic as the time of their detooth-pick of the dandy, should this man, or any man

from Mr. For to Lord Grey, giving his opinion of the

parture approaches, as then their care of their broods like bim meet with it, poor or rich, shall suggest to him, Song of the Nightingale.

has ceased, and they have only their own food to find

each for itself. The solstitial showers generally give if he pleases, a hundred agreeable thoughts of foreign So extraordinary has been the winter, and full of all ver

them a farewell feast; and at that time they may be lands, and elegance and amusement, -- of tortoises nal anticipation, that it is impossible to expect, as a seen on the wing for sixteen hours in the day without and books of travels, and the comb in bis mistress's matter of course, any of the usual coincidences of the once alighting to rest. Their sight has, by experiment, hair, and the elephants that carry sultans, and the season. In the first week of April, swallows may ge

been found to be so very acute, that from a distance of real silver mines of Potosi, with all the wonders of nerally be looked for in the south of England, and the

400 feet, they can discern an object not more than half

an inch in diameter, and how much less than that is South American history, and the starry cross in its sky; Cuckoo and Nightingale may be heard ; but we are not not known. The same motive of exertion which they so that the smallest key shall pick the lock of the greatest sure, that before this paragraph be read, they will not often perform in this country without any apparent rest, treasures ; and that which in the hands of the posses. have become guests of long standing. At all events,

would suffice to carry them across the widest sea or desor was only a poor instrument of affectation, and the we are not so likely, as in some seasons, to be too early in the course of one flight."

sert that is in their way, or even from England to Africa very emblem of indifference and stupidity, shall open for them with our notice. The horse-chesnut is already

Almost every body is now intimate with certain poetito the knowing man a universe. leafing: the fruit-trees have blossomed; flies have been

cal passages about the cuckoo, and with Mr. WordsWe must not pursue the subject further this week, or in the houses the whole winter ; cowslips, we suppose, worth's beautiful expression, “a wandering voice," so trust our eyes at the smallest objects around us, which, have thickened the beauteous carpets of the meadows ;

characteristic of what every body has felt who has from long and loving contemplation, have enabled us to the sun is warm on the back of the pedestrian. Every heard this mysterious bird, now here and now there in report their riches. We have been at this work now, off thing, therefore, by day, is ready for the swallow and

the hedges, playing bis biding flute. In our wish thereand on, man and boy, (for we began essay-writing while the cuckoo; and, as to the nightingale, if the nights are

fore not to repeat what has been said so often, and not in our teens,) for upwards of thirty years; and excepting still cool, that is no objection with him. His glowing

to hunt for new poetical passages where they do not inat, we would fain have done far more, and that experi- nature seems to love a little cold round about him ; from happen to present themselves at once to the memory. ence and suffering have long restored to us the natural the midst of which his serenade rises with the intenser

we shall give another extract from Mr. Mudie's book :kjndliness of boyhood, and put an end to a belief in the and therefore the graver joy.

“Why the people of Scotland should have chosen their right or utility of severer views of any thing or person, we So many quotations have been made in the periodical name for the cuckoo (gowk) as a synonyme for a fool, feel the same as we have done throughout; and we have works from the pages of White of Selborne and others, it is not easy to say, for there is more cunning about the

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cuckoo than about most birds, though its bistory, not- The one I particularly allude to in Theocritus, is in bis the virtues and amiabilities of private life, and ficed by
withstanding all that has been seen and imagined, and Epigrams, I think in the fourth. Dryden has trans- his pupil from that word-compounding, every-thing-stating.
printed, and spoken, about it, is still as obscure as it is ferred the word merry to the goldfinch, in the Flower
and the Leaf, in deference, may be, to the vulgar error;

and all-possible-objection-anticipating style, which, though Every body has heard the note of the cuckoo, or but pray read his description of the nightingale there highly desirable for the deeper student as oinitting nothe imitation of it by a Dutch clock, though domesti- it is quite delightful. I am afraid that I like these thing which passed through his mind, was not so well cated in the most birdless part of the city, and in the researches as inuch better than those that relate to

calculated to recommend his book to the general reader. summer, it is difficult to be in any part of the country Shafisbury, Sunderland, &c., as I do those better than witbout hearing the cuckoo, and even seeing the bird as attending the House of Commons.

It does not appear to us that Mr. Bentham always it flies hurriedly, and to all appearance beavily, from

“ Your's affectionately,

makes out his case when stating the grounds of some one tree to another, with generally a few of the smaller

“C. J. Fox.” parts of his philosophy, and the extreme easiness of birds in its train. The bird has something the air of the hawk, but none How pleasant it is to be enjoying this good-natured their practice. He makes too little allowance, we of the powers, and it does not seem to have much of statesman's company, long after his death!

think, for natural impulses; assumes too much nethe disposition. Its food is insects and their larræ,

As to the question, however, respecting the mirth or

cessity for individual reasoning, where the improvement especially the larvæ or caterpillars of the lepidoptera; and, as many of these are highly injurious to trees, it is melancholy of the nightingale, which he has here some

ought to result from the progress of government; and probable that the cuckoo is of great service, as it is what hastily discussed, and which of late years is sup

is too apt to take for granted that the reasoning would

be conducted in a dispassionate manner. This is the with us at the very seasons when, if not thinned, these posed to have been settled in favour of the gayer side caterpillars would commit their depredations. It beats by some fine lines of Mr. Coleridge, it surely resolves

more striking, inasmuch as he himself in this very book, for its tood in the trees, and it is probable that its pe. culiar feet, its long wings and great tail, and its soft itself into a simple matter of association of ideas, and just and amiable as it is, is strongly and strangely

moved against a philosopher so remote as Pluto ; who plumage, enable it to hunt among the leaves, especially those modified by the hour at which the nightingale is on the under sides of them, in places which the smaller chiefly heard. The word merry, in Chaucer's time, as

even makes him forget himself so far, as to regret that insect-bunting birds cannot reach. quoted by Mr. Fox, had not the specific meaning here

there is no Inder Expurgetorius—no jist of forbidden “Considering the general distribution and the numimplied by it, but signified something alive and vigor- The world, however, will not love the Prince of Utili

books-prohibiting the perusal of certain philosophies ! bers of cuckoos, the eggs and young have been very ous after its kind; as in the instance of“ merry men,”in

tarians the less for exhibiting these sallies of emotion ; seldom seen, probably not one to a million of the birds.

the old ballads, and“merry England;" which did not mean When found, it has always been in the nests of other

and they will love very much indeed, and be agreeably a nation or set of men always laughing and enjoying birds, at least in all those of the recorded instances that are received as properly authenticated ; and little themselves, but in good hearty condition ; a state of surprised, at the delightful, amiable doctrines laid down birds, ets and others, have been observed most in: manhood befitting men. This point is determined beyond of general intercourse. From these we shall extract

for their conduct in private life, and the advantage dustriously feeding cuckoos, after these had acquired a doubt by Chaucer's application of the word to the ortheir young or hair-brown plumage, and could fly. But

some excellent passages next week. Meanwhile, we before the habit can be considered as general, there

gan, as the “ merry organ,”- meaning the church organ, must be numbers of young observed, bearing some which, surely, however noble and organic, is not merry surprise most of the philosopher's enemies, and not a

present our readers with something which will still more nearer proportion to the abundance of the old birds, in the modern sense of the word. than have yet been found, although the cases that are

few, perhaps, of his friends; namely, an enthusiastic

The whole matter we conceive to be this. The notes of recorded appear to be too many to be considered accidenthe nightingale, generally speaking, are not melancholy desirableness of cultivating what we have been writing

testimony borne to the utility of imagination, and to the
tal; and the accident, too, is of a kind that rarely
happens in the case of any other wild birds—that is,
in themselves, but melancholy from an association with

about in our first paper.
birds in a state of nature. The disproval of the old night.time, and the grave reflexions wbich the hour
theory, that the bones of the under part of the female naturally produces. They may be said to be melan-

In the pursuit of pleasurable thoughts (exclaims

Mr. Bentham) what infinite regions are open to the cuckoo were such that it could not hatch, throws at least a doubt on the universality of the babit, which would choly also in the finer sense of the word (such as Milton

explorer! The world is all before him; and not this demand some additional proor on the other side, more uses it in his Pensieroso), inasmuch as they express the

world only, but all the worlds which roll in the unthan three or four isolated cases in the season ; and utmost intensity of rocal beauty and delight; for the

measured tracts of space, or the measureless heights that is, perhaps, nearly the usual number of young

and depths of imagination. The past, the present, the last excessive feelings of delight are always grave. cuckoos that are seen in the nest.

future--all that has been, all that is of great and god, “ Still, we may safely conclude that the absolvement Levity does not do them honour enough, nor sufficiently of beautiful and harmonious—and all that may be. of the cuckoo from nest-building and rearing young, acknowledge tho appeal they make to that finiteness Why should not the high intellects of days that are gone which are the severest labours of other birds, is meant of our nature which they force unconsciously upon a

be summoned into the presence of the inquirer ; and to answer, and does answer, some very important pur.

dialogues between, or with, the illustrious dead be sense of itself, and upon a secret feeling of our capapose in the economy of nature ; and that purpose can

fancied, on all the points on which they would have be accomplished only by employing in some other way

bilities of happiness compared with the brevity of it. enjoyed to discourse, had their mortal existence stretched that portion of time in the cuckoo, which, in other birds, Are not the birth-days of eminent men, and all other into the days that are? Take any part of the field of is devoted to nidification and nursing. That is the anniversaries, previous to the alteration

the old style,

knowledge in its present state of cultivation, and sumgrand point to be ascertained : it can be ascertained

mon into it the sages of former times ; place Miltoni, marked wrong in the calendars? We fear so. At all only by observation of the most careful nature ; and

with his high-toned and sublime philantrophy, amidst till it is ascertained, the history of the cuckoo, unques

events, till we are shewn to be wrong in the opinion, the events which are bringing about the emancipation sonably the most curious bird that visits the island, we must act upon it in what we have to date and to of nations; Imagine Galileo holding intercourse with Dust remain imperfect and mysterious ; as such, we state on these points, and, accordingly (to begin with

Laplace; bring Bacon-either the Friar or the Coanshall not enter further upon it. Conjectures, in any

cellor, or both-into the laboratory of any eminent a pleasant name), instead of making Ovid to have been quantity, may be had in the books.”

modern chemist, listening to the wonderful devolop-. born on the 20th of March, we put bis nativity twelve ment, the pregnant results of the great philosophical On the subject of the nightingale we think we can

days forward, and make a welcome gift of him to mandate--- Experimentalize. Every man pursuing his not please the reader better just now, than with giving

April 1st. - Ovid born. So that the April Fools have

own private tendencies, has thus a plastic gift of happia letter written by Mr Fox to the present minister,

ness, which will become stronger by use, and which not all the days to themselves. His birth dates forty- exercise will make less and less exhaustible all the comLord Grey. It is the more agreeable, inasmuch as it

three years before the Christian era at Salmo, Row binations of sense with matter, the far-stretching thelets us into the privacies of these public men, and Salmone in the modern Neapolitan territory of Abrazzo.

ories of genius, the flight of thought through eternityshews us how like they are to other

and to
He was the son of a Roman knight, had an easy for-

what should prevent such exercises of the mind's creamiable ones too. The conclusion is particularly plea

atire will? How interesting are those speculations sant. Mr. Fox was, indeed, a man of such a genial gayest and most popular men about town in Rome for intellectual and exalted spheres. tune, and (to use a modern phrase) was one of the wbich convey men beyond the region of earth into more

Where creatures Dature, that there is reason to believe that his ascen

nearly thirty years; till, owing to some mysterious endowed with capacities far more expansive, with dancy over bis friends and his disciples was quite as offence given to the court of Augustus, which still

senses far more exquisite than observation had ever much owing to it, as to his sense and eloquence ; and

offered to human knowledge, are brought into the reforms one of the puzzles of biography, he was suddenly gions of thougbt. How attractive and instructive are reasonably; for as social happiness, the kindly inter

torn from house and home, without the least previous even some of the Utopian fancies of imaginative und couse between man and man, is the only end of all intimation, and in the middle of the night, and sent

benevolent philosophy! Regulated and controlled by politics and statistics, however deep, a man like this

the utiletarian principle, imagination becomes a source exhibits the means and the end together in his own to a remote and wintry place of exile on the banks of

of boundless blessings.' the Danube. Ovid was a good-natured man, tall and instance, and so leaves no sort of convincing omitted. But to the letter.

slender, with more affections than the levity of his “ In all cases where the power of the will can be exe poetical gallantry might lead us to suppose.

ercised over the thoughts, let those thoughts be directed “ DEAR GREY,

towards happiness. Look out for the bright, for the " In defence of my opinion about the Nightin- lantries are worth little, and have little effect; but his brightest side of things, and keep your face constantly gale, I find that Chaucer, who of all poets seems to Metamorphoses are a store-house of beautiful Greek turned to it. If exceptions there are, those exceptions have been the fondest of the singing of birds, calls it pictures, and tend to keep alive in grown people the

are but few, and sanctioned only by the consideration a merry note ; and though Theocritus mentions nigbtin- feelings of their boyhood.

that a less favourable view may, in its results, produce gales six or seven times, he never mentions their note

a larger sum of enjoyment on the whole ; as where, for as plaintive or melancholy. It is true, he does not

A health to Ovid, readers of the London Journal :

example, an increased estimate of difficulty, or danger, any where call it merry, as Chaucer does, but by men- for immortal men never die. We must speak of them might be needful to call up a greater exertion for the tioning it with the song of the blackbird, and as an- as they still exist among us, and not of their inemories. getting rid of a present annoyance. When the mind, swering it, be seems to imply that it was a cheerful

however, reposes upon its own complacencies, and looks note. Sophocles is against us; but even he says,

around itself for search of food for thought-when it lainenting Itys, and the comparison of her to Electra is NEWS FOR THE UTILITARIANS. seeks rest from laborious occupation, or is forced upon rather as to perseverance by day and by night, than as

MR. BENTHAM'S TESTIMONY TO THE PLEASURES OF inaction by the pressure of adjacent circumstances, let
At all events, a tragic poet is not half so

all its ideas be made to spring up in the realms Os good authority in this question as Theocritus and

pleasure, as far as the will can act upon the proI cannot light upon the passage in the

duction. Odyssey where Penelope's restlessness is compared to We have been favoured with a copy of Mr. Bentham’s

· A large part of existence is necessarily passed in the nightingale ; but I am sure that it is only as to posthumous and unpublished work on Deontology, which inaction. By day (to take an instance from the thourestlessness and watchfulness that he makes the com- has been excellently well put together by Dr. Bowring sand in constant recurrence), when in attendance on parison. If you will read the last twelve books of the

others, and time is lost by being kept waiting; by Odyssey, you will certainly find it, and I am sure you from the manuscripts of his illustrions friend. In a po

night, when sleep is unwilling to close the eyelidsthe will be paid for your treai whether you find it or not. pular point of view, it will be by far the most interest

economy of happiness recomiends the occupations of The passage in Chaucer is in the Flower and Leaf, p. 99. ing of the great jurist's productions, being his guide to pleasurable thought. In walking abroad, or in resting

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at home, the mind cannot be vacant; its thoughts may acquired knowledge, and his habits of reflection. Many Some of the letters, we should think, will get into the be useful, useless, or pernicious to bappiness; direct

collections. them aright; the habit of happy thought will spring up

years ago a celebrated public speaker, now living, told like any other habit.

us that he made a point of talking his best, to whatever The First Book of a Revolutionary Epick," or as “ Let the mind seek to occupy itself by the solution of questions upon which a large sum of happiness or

multitude were assembled; finding by experience that he designates it, The Revolutionary Epick," has been misery depends. The 'machine, for example, that the emotion and interest of the hearers always found an

published by Mr. D'Israeli, Junr. He says he conceived abridges labour will, by the very improvement and

the idea of it on the “ economy it introduces, produce a quantity of suffering understanding in themselves equal to the highest things

plains of Troy,” and that the How shall that suffering be minimized ? Here is a he could say. And since the lapse of that period, how

old opinion of a connexion between Epic poems and the topie for benevolent thought to engage in. Under the pressure of the immediate demands of the poor, Sully have not the means of knowledge encreased with the spirit of their age, fashed across his mind “ like the is said to have engaged them in raising huge and use- cheapness of literature! About mid-way betwixt this lightning which was then playing over Ida." There is less mounds in his garden. Others have been found to propose the digging holes and filling them again, as time and that, we heard a common working.man, as he

more of the same magnificence of announcement, but it is meet employment for industry when ordinary labour walked along a country road, say more sensible, sil- suddenly checked by suggestions of modesty; and the fails. But what a fertile field for generous consideration is that, which seeks to provide the clear accession perior, and charitable things concerning a hare-hunt author concludes his preface with humbly asking the to the national stock of riches and bappiness which all that was going on before him, than would have entered public whether he shall proceed or not. It

appears to real improvements bring with them, at the least possible cost of pain; to secure the permanent good at the into the heads of the best educated men in his village us, from what we have seen of his poem, and of ansmallest and least enduring inconvenience; to inake fifty years ago, or perhaps enters into them now; not,

other work of his which we bave lately read through, the blessings that are to be diffused among the many, fall as lightly as possible in the shape of evil on the of course, for want of equal natural faculties, but be- The Psychological Romance," that Mr. D’Israeli has few! Perbaps when the inevitable misery is really cause his class have discovered that it is their interest feeling, reflection, and imagination, the last in abunreduced to the smallest amount, by the attentions of the intelligent and benevolent, the transition will be- to know as much as they can ; while, on the other hand,

dance but not of the subtlest or most poetical order ; come, in most instances, neither perilous, as it has the richest people are not always equally alive to the

and that he too often takes splendid common-places, often been made by riotous violence towards those who introduce it, nor alarming to those whose labour may necessity of being in advance of that knowledge.

and the conclusions of other men's philosophy, for invenbe temporarily shifted by its introduction.”

In consequence of the universal reading of cheap

tions of his own. His talents have gold in them, but " It frequently bappens, when our own mind is un- literature, Burns, perhaps does not require a glossary mixed with alloy too obvious for currency, and are coarse able to furnish ideas of pleasure with which to drive for his finest English words with any of those among the

in their “image and superscription." There is a sort of out the impressions of pain, these ideas may be found in the writings of others, and those writings will pro- working classes in this country, who are respected Oriental flare about him, which, with a little less bably have a more potent interest when utterance is given to them. To a mind rich in the stores of litera.

among each other for their intelligence; and when the thinking of his own glorification, and more of the ture and philosophy, some thought appropriate to the Scottish poet wrote English only, he sometimes affected inner man, would probably subside into a steady and calming of sorrow, or the brightening of joy, will

words fine enough. It was the only eridence of a de. shining light. scarcely fail to present itself, clothed in the attractive language of some favourite writer ; and when emphatic fective education betrayed by his style. expression is given to it, its power may be considerably

Landscape and portraiture of a mediocre rate do not increased. Poetry often lends itself to this benignant

The reader will see in another place our opinion of constitute an interesting collection for exhibition, and purpose ; and where sound and sense, truth and har.

Mr. Mudie's Feathered Tribes of England, and Mrs. Le- Suffolk Street has not much else to boast of this year. mony, benevolence and eloquence are allied, happy indeed are their influences." man Grimstone's novel of Cleone. The new Review

Not that there is an absolute destitution of talent, but for the many, entitled the Printing Machine, full of ster

what there is lies chiefly among the young and unfiling sense and acuteness, and admirably adapted to its wished, and what there is of mastery is mostly second THE LONDON JOURNAL, purpose, requires no recommendation of ours. Mr.

or third rate. Still there are a few pictures worth seeing WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 1834. D'Israeli's second volume of his ninth edition of the

Hancock’s “Old Squire,” pleased us more than any of The best things going forward in the poetical world Curiosities of Literature was published yesterday, and is

his that we have seen. Inskipp has some striking picare the play of the Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green, (not still more entertaining than the first. Every body that

tures. The last of his name is very pretty. Childe has many one of the author's best, but Knowles, as Ben Jonson said

can get it, should read the Bubbles from the Brunnens of exceedingly good. The effect of night with the deep rich of Cartwright," writes all like a man,") and the ediNassau, by an Old Man, for its sense, spirit, and hu

tone, in the moonlight picture, 353, could not be better. tions, in monthly volumes, of the works of Burns and manity. But they say it is by Sir Francis Head, who The Moorish Tower is a very lively painting, and also Cralbe. Our living poets just now, with the exception scampered across the Pampas; and how can he be an

the splendid Interior of a Church, by D. Roberts. of Mr. Knowles, are as silent as birds in August. One old man? We cannot conceive of him in any such

Holines's pictures are not his best ; but they are of them, a warbler partaking of the mocking tribe, may light. He must be riding and scampering still some

clever as usual. Lance shews us some tempting fruit. be heard at intervals in the Times, imitating yrare

where, and if he is not, must surely remain as young in His Laily and Gentleman, are not quite so happy speeches with which we have nothing to do in these his age as Lord Peterborough, who was the greatest

Barrett also, and Allen, assist in brightening the walls. columns. Intimations, however, are given of something poster of his time in Europe, and famous for his vi

676. Flowers, by V. Bartholomew, are amazing for their new from Miss Landon, who (to keep up our metaphor) vacity at seventy. Besides, they say that Sir Francis is

brilliancy. We must also mention an exceedingly is the very dove of the modern Castaly, giving out such not old : why then, should he call himself so? Is it his

clever picture by W. Derby, facetiously called Turkey a perpetual note of luxurious melancholy, that we know only affectation, and does he do it, like other middle

in Europe, being a dead turkey and other articles in still not whether to call it sorrow or love. And Elliot, in aged seniors, ouly to make people protest against the life, admirably painted. This picture perhaps struck the magazines, occasionally beats against the iron bars epithet, and exclaim, “ You old !”

us more than any in the place, from its great reality.

The friends of the gentleman so long and so agreeof restriction, and utters his indignant cry. The best

We trust that we shall not be thought availing ourselves poetry we have seen a long time is the prose of Pro- ably known to the circles of taste and literature by the

of an undue opportunity, in stating that Mr. Lawrence, a title of “Conversation Sharp,” (we believe the name is fessor Wilson's commentaries on Homer and the Greek

young artist who promises to do honour to bis name, bas to be, and can be, no secret with the public) will be glad Anthology, in Blackwood's Magazine. And this reminds

an excellent likeness of one of the daughters of the Editor to find that a collection of his Letters and Essays in us that there is a new poetess who writes in that maga

of this Journal. zine, and wbum, in our ignorance perhaps of many of Prose and Verse has appeared. It has this moment been

Mr. Huggins, upon his appointment as Marine Painter its former numbers, we never heard of till lately-Miss put into our hands. At the second page we meet

to the King, had a commission for three pictures comHamilton. We know not who she is, except that she is with the following pleasant foretaste of the rest:

memorative of the battle of Trafalgar; and two of these one whom everybody ought to know. Her Muse is a “Utinam et verba in usu quotidiano posita minus timeremus." pictures are now exhibiting at Exeter Hall. To all who kind of younger and less stately sister of Mrs. He

*He that would write well," says Roger Ascham,

are interested in the actions of Nelson, (and few can be mans, with less command of images, and yet, we should must follow the advice of Aristotle, speak as the com- otherwise) they are worth the visit. The first presents guess, with a more universal sympathy. mon people speak, and think as the wise think.”

the state of the action about half an hour after its com.

In support of this opinion many of the examples It has been well observed by somebody, that Burns cited by you are amusing as well as convincing. The mencement, the ships still orderly and fresh, ranged side was not so uneducated a man as is supposed. He had

following from a "reat author may be added -
“Is there a God to swear by, and is there none to

by side, packed together, pouring the heavy torrents of wwwks, and some good teaching, and was acquainted, at believe in, none to trust to ?

destruction close into each other's fabric. The Victory

“ What becomes of the force and simplicity of this an early period, with some of the best writers. We short sentence, when turned into the clumsy English

looks like the noblest personification of its name, for notice the circumstance chiefly in order to observe, that which schoolmasters indite, and wbich little boys can it is already battered, as though it had drawn to itself the intelligent part of what are called the uneducated

construe? “Is there a God by whom to swear, and is
there none in whom to believe, none to whom to

the fiercest danger, solely that it might satisfy the de are apt to be better instructed than is supposed, and pray ?!”

sire of power, and bave more to conquer.

Of all that many a workman and peasant would surprize The whole of the volume is very sensible and ele- modern fighters Nelson is the one to whose person at. people, if they talked with him, with the amount of his gant, and bears out the author's colloquial reputation. taches our greatest sense of heroism. So brare, ko

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skilful, so eager — with so much sentiment thrown into

of the Office of Ordnance, directed in a band imitating sending for the late Sir John Fielding, it was determined his actions, he seems most to have emulated the ideal print, “To His Grace the Duke of Marlborough," that his Grace should go to Westminster Abbey; two fame of the knights of chivalry, or the early heroes of who, aš that time, was Master-General, and much sur- or three constables being ordered to attend in sight, as prised at reading the following contents :

if walking to see the monuments, and directed to take Greece. His refusal to put on the cloak a little before


November the 28th. up any suspected person on the Duke's making a signal. his death, was quite in the feeling of generous daring. “As ceremony is an idle thing upon most occasions. He had not been in the Abbey more than five minutes, Glory being his mistress, he scorned not to partake her proceed immediately to acquaint you with the motive more especially to persons in my state of mind, I shall

when the person he had before spoken to in Hyde Park perils. Not merely bis pride and interest were in the and end of addressing this epistle to you, which is

came in, accompanied by a good-looking decent man, cause, but his heart and all its passions. Thus, if the equally interesting to us both. You are to know then, and they both walked towards the choir and then parted

my present situation in life is such, that I would prefer The person whom the Duke bad before seen, and who inportance of the events he brought about as are ad- annibilation to a continuance in it. Desperate diseases dition to his fame, bis personal character in turn rerequire desperate remedies, and you are the man I

afterwards proved to be Mr. William Barnard, loitered have pitched upon either to make me, or to unmake about, looking at the inscriptions, and occasionally fixflects a greater glory upon them, inasmuch as our sym- yourself. As I never had the honour to live among the ing his eyes on his Grace, who stood for a few minutes

great, the tenor of my proposals will not be very courtly; pretty near him, to see if he would speak first; but pathies are more strongly excited by exalted human

but let that be an argument to enforce the belief of nature, than by any political relations. what I am now going to write.

this not being the case, he at last said to Mr. Barnard, It bas employed my invention for some time to find Have you any thing to say to me, Sir ?" to which he In naming Trafalgar, we think of Nelson, and more

out a method to destroy another without exposing my replied, “No, my lord, I have not.” Surely you have?" of the man than the victory. This is seldom the case own life; that I have accomplished, and defy the law, replied the Duke ;-but he still said, “ No, my lord.”

Now for the application of it. I am desperate, and with modern battles, and their colder regulators.

Mr. Barnard then walked up and down on one side must be provided for; you have it in your power ; it is my The other picture exhibited, represents the gale after business to make it your inclination to serve me, which

of the aisle, and bis Grace on the other, for six or seven you must determine to comply with by procuring me a minutes, without any conversation passing between the action, and we land lubbers have a few specimens of genteel support for life, or your own will be at a period them; when the Duke of Marlborough quitted the sea-signals, and a sample of nature's violence out

before this session of parliament is over.
“1 hare more motives than one for singling you out

Abbey at the great door. Nothing particular occurred doing the human horror. The huge castle-like buildings first on this occasion, and I give you this fair warning, further at this time ; only it was observed by one of the which are toppling down into the openings of the flood, because the means I shall make use of are too fatal to persons appointed to watch, that Mr. Barnard placed be eluded by the power of physic.

himself behind one of the pillars as he went out, and. look as if they would pull into destruction with them “ If you think this of any consequence, you will not the feeble boats, and the noble fellows who have venfail to meet the author on Sunday next, at ten in the

looked eagerly after him. inorning, or on Monday, (if the weather should be rainy

The Duke, with a laudable caution, which did him, tured in them for the sake of their enemies.

on Sunday,) near the first tree beyond the style in credit, was still unwilling to have him secured, lest he As works of art the pictures are not without merit, Hyde Park, in the foot-walk to Kensington. Secrecy might injure an innocent man. A third letter was, .

and compliance may preserve you from a double danger though somewhat fiat, and monotonous in colour ; par- of this sort, as there is a certain part of the world however, reccived a few days afterwards, which, on ticularly the battle. where your death has more than been wished for on

comparing the directions, was evidently the production other motives.

of the same person who had written the first. It was “ I know the world too well to trust this secret in

as follows:

A few days determine me The musical wo:Id is doing little at present. Disap- any breast but my own. your friend or enemy.

“ MY LORD, pointment is expressed at M. Laporte's commencement

Felton." "I am fully convinced you had a companion on Sun. , of his opera season : but opera seasons are apt to com- “ You will apprehend that I mean you should be day. I interpret it as owing to the weakness of human alone, and depend upon it, that a discovery

nature; but such proceeding is far from being ingenuous, mence poorly. The great singers, like other great fice in this affair will be fatal to you. My safety is

and may produce bad effects; whilst it is impossible to

answer the end proposed. You will see me again soon, asitors, seldom make their appearance till the company ensured by my silence, for confession only condemn

as it were by accident, and may easily find where I go bas been long assembled. Taglioni, however, the lady

to. In consequence of which, by being sent to, I shall

The duke went to the spot at the time appointed, wait on your Grace, but expect to be quite alone, and if the dance, has been making some charming amends having previously desired a friend to observe at a dis- to converse in whispers. You will likewise give your her department. tance what passed.

honour, on meeting, that no part of the conversation Signor Masoni, in spite of his abilities, has not anHe waited near half an hour, and seeing no one he

shall transpire. These, and the former terms complied

with, ensure your safety: my revenge, in case of noncould suspect to be the person, turned his horse and compliance, or any scheme to expose me, will be slower, dvered the expectations raised by injudicious friends,

rode towards Piccadilly; but after proceeding a few but not less sure; and strong suspicion, the utmost that who announced bim as a rival of Paganini. Paganini paces, he looked back, and saw a man leaning over a

can possibly ensue upon it; while the chances would be

tenfold against you. has no rival — unless, indeed, you could get a whole bridge, which is within twenty yards of the tree men

You will possibly be in doubt

after the meeting; but it is quite necessary the outside Food full of nightingales, and hear them in company

tioned in the letter; he then rode gently towards the should be a masque to the in. The family of the Bloods with the person you loved best in the world. That would person, and passed him once or twice, expecting that is not extinct, though they are not in my scheme.”

he would speak; but as he still remained silent, his It was more than two months before the Duke beard beat even him.

Grace bowed, and asked him if he had not something any thing further of this extraordinary correspondent, A valuable addition has been made to the list of our to say to him ; but he answered, “No, I dont know

when he was surprised by receiving the under-written vocalists, in the person of Miss Clara Novello, a young you." The Duke, after telling him who he was, said, letter by the penny-post, in a mean band, but not in lady of very great promise, and already of uncommon

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know who I am, I suppose you have some- imitation of print like the other. performance. Her pretty Christian name has been well thing to say to me.”

To His Grace the Duke of Barlborough. On the stranger's replying “ I have not,” his Grace bestowed; for she is of a very clear, correct, and pure directly rode out of the park.

May it please your Grace,

“I have reason to believe that the son of one Barorder of singers; and, if we mistake not, bas a great A few days after, a second letter to the following nard, a surveyor, in Abingdon Buildings, Westminster, deal of feeling underneath it all, which, we hope, will purport was sent to the Duke, in the same hand

is acquainted with some secrets that nearly concern

your safety; his father is now out of town, which will be allowed to develope itself freely as she advances. writing, and conveyed under the door as the former give you an opportunity of questioning him more pri

vately. " MY LORD,

“ It would be useless to your grace, as well as dan- You receive this as an acknowledgment of your gerous to me to appear more publicly in this affair. ROMANCE OF REAL LIPE. punctuality, as to the time and place of meeting on Sun

Your sincere friend, - Anonymous.”. day last, though it was owing to you that it answered “ le frequently goes to Story’s-gate Coffee House.” MR. BARXARD AND THE DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH. no purpose. The pageantry of being armed, and the

In the course of the week a messenger was sent to ensigo of your order were useless and too conspicuous : (We purpose, under the above head to give, from time to time, you needed no attendant; the place was not calculated

the coffee house who met Mr. Barnard there. He apa series of those extraordinary real circumstances often found

for inischief, nor was any intended. If you walk in peared much surprized when told that the Duke of in the history of private individuals, which have been said to

the west aisle of Westminster Abbey towards eleven Marlborough wished to speak with him, and said, “ I: kliew truth in a stronger light than fiction. We shall abridge, o'clock on Sunday next, your sagacity will point out enlarge, or copy them from our authorities, as the case may the person whom you will address by asking his com

is very odd, for the Duke addressed himself to me fender expedient, with such notes or verbal alterations (facts pany to take a turn or two with you. You will not sometime

ago in Hyde Park, though I never saw him being scrupulously adhered to), as may serve at once to fit them fail, on inquiry, to be acquainted with his name and before in my life ?'. A day or two afterwards, accordthe better for present perusal, and to appropriate them to our place of abode, according to which directions you will publication. The following is not one of the most romantic in please to send two or three hundred pound bank notes

ing to appointment, he came to Marlborougla House. its results, nor in the raw-head-and-bloody-bone nature of the the next day by the penny post. Exert not your cu

As soon as he made his appeararce the Duke immecircumstances ; but the extreme every day look of the air of it, riosity too early ; it is in your power to make me diately recognized the face of the same person, whom united with its real strangeness, appears to us to give it an in- grateful on certain terms. I have friends who are

he had before seen at Hyde Park and 'at Westminster terest of a sort at once natural and peculiar. Barnard's first faithful, but they do not bark before they bite.--I am,

Abbey. On asking him, as before, two letters would have been no disgrace to Junius.]


F." William Barnard was the son of a surveyor (some drest tban persons of quality generally are ; the only The Duke had repaired to Ilyde Park no otherwise thing to say?" he replied, “I have nothing to say.”

The several letters and circumstances were then resay a coachmaker,) in Westminster, of good character, and apparently easy in his circumstances, in whose part of the insignia of the order of the garter being the capitulated by his Grace, particularly the last, which

mentioned Mr. Barnard's knowing something that nearly lise nothing peculiar happened till he was charged with star by his side ; and the pistol holsters before were the

concerned his safety. To these points be only replied, a crime, singular, from the mode in which it was execommon horse furniture of a military officer high in com

“I know nothing of the matter." The Duke then obcuted, and remarkable, because there appeared nourmand. He was naturally alarmed on receiving the

served that the writer of the letters in question apsecond letter, and consulted his friend; when after gent motive for inducing him to risk his life in so rash

peared to be a man of abilities and education ; and and unjustifiable an enterprise. * The late Duke, who died in 1817. He had, at the time of

lamented that he should be guilty of so mean an action.” In the year 1758, a letter was found under the door this letter, just succeeded to the title.

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bis remarkable answer. On the duke's saying, there new acquaintance a person of singular good humour and circumstance.. Mountwarren's :eliherations upon the must be something very odd in the man, Barnard an

affability: his name is Festus Felix Connor, of whom prospects of his life conduct him to this resolution, viz. swered,

to repair to London forthwith, in the hopes of proI imagine he must be mad.”

we are told that his blood “was a compound of Irish He seems

and Italian,” so that the real place of bis nativity is pitiating Fortune by well-directed exertions in his prosurprized that I should have pistols,” his Grace conti- left to surmise, though the Sister Isle, upon the whole, session, so long supinely neglected by him, and with the nued, to which he made answer, “I was surprized to seems to possess the best claim. The interrogations further purpose of soliciting the assistance of his musee your Grace with pistols, and your star on.” “Why of a personal kind which naturally arise in the early ther, a widow, who, together with his two sisters, is re

“ It was so cold a day, I

stage of this acquaintance, gave occasion to many nawere you surprized at that ?"

siding at Boulogne; then to return to Cleone on the tional reflections, amongst which the following is de wings of love, and ask her to share his fortune and his wondered you had not your great coat on," was his serving of notice.

heart. How these schemes come to be concealed from reply after a little hesitation.— On reading that part of “Were I a North Briton,” says Mountwarren, “I the knowledge of her whom they most concern, it is not the letter to him, which mentioned his father's being should not stand alone as I do. "He, no more than a easy to suppose. It is a reservation, as it appears to out of town, he remarked,

freemason, can remain unsupported among brethren. us, more remarkable for its accommodation to the ex. It is very odd; my father

The claim of common country is stronger with the igencies of the plot than for its consistency with prowas then out of town." - This last circumstance struck

Scot than the claim of common blood with us. Eng- bability. Cleone, in her ignorance of the intentions of the Duke more particularly, as the letter had no date. land is sometimes called the stranger's home – it is a Mountwarren, attributes his basty departure to an imBefore they parted, his Grace concluded with saying,

pity she leares 80 many of her own children shelter patience of the separation from Rosina Arfleur, whom less."

she imagiges him to regard with feelings of love, and “ If you are innocent, it becomes you, much more than

This is so true, that the defect reflected upon is one to be now bent on pursuing. Her ewa feelings are me, to find out the author of these letters, as it is an at- of the most unfortunate from which we Englishmen those of the most poignant grief, which, the moment tempt to blast your character.” Barnard then smiled, suffer. Au animated dialogue ensues which affords Mountwarren has left ber is vented in floods of tears. and took his leave.

our authoress the opportunity of developing many fea- The following pretty passage occurs in this place, and

tures of her amiable philosophy. On the strength of these circumstances, it was soon

may convey some idea of the pleasing style in which

Festus Felix Connor, though having, according to his these volumes are written. after thought proper to take him into custody. He was own showing, long since lost the literal title to bis two There is no pang like that of unrequited lore-so indicted, tried on the Black Act, at the Session House, first names, is yet one upon whom the hand of misfor- many vulnerable portions of our nature are wounded by in the Old Bailey, in May, 1758, and after a long and

tune is incapable of leaving any sensible imprint, and it; even pride, ever prompt at the call of offended self

he not only practices the philosophy of contentment patient investigation, of the circumstances, equally ho- successfully in his own case, but is obviously bent upon

love, brings but late relief, and comes rather to repair

ruin than to avert it; while memory, like a very antinourable to the candour and bumanity of the Duke, and disseminating the principles of so admirable an art; and quary, picks up sundry little relics that were better left to the impartiality of the judges and jury, acquitted. It impresses his doctrine so well upon the mind of his new to be buried with subverted hopes." appeared in favour of the prisoner, corroborated by re

pupil, that before the conclusion of their journey A few days subsequent to the departure of the Ar

Mountwarren is made sensible of the impropriety of the fleurs and Montwarren, an event transpires which alters spectable evidence, that, on the day he met the Duke

gloomy dissatisfaction he had hitherto permitted to cloud the whole aspect of tbings. Intelligence of the failure in Hyde Park, he had been sent by his father on busi- his thoughts and looks.

of a bank in which was invested the moderate capital Dess to Kensington. As to his being in the Abbey, a

They arrive upon the banks of Windermere, in which upon which Felix Connor maintained his little house

beautiful situation is found the home of Felix Connor. Mr. Greenwood, a person of credit, who, as is before

hold, comes upon them like a death-blow, and beggary Here the reader is introduced to two other characters stares them in the face. The old man's philosophy is observed, was seen with him there, proved that, con- the twin children of Connor, Cleone the daughter, the now brought to the test, and is happily found to be of trary to Mr. Barnard's wish he had, with some diffi- heroine of the story, and her brother Leon a blind child no spurious growth; he bears his reverse like a stoic, or, culty, persuaded bim to walls with him from Abingdon of peculiar intelligence and singularly affectionate dis- which is better, like a man, and has the happiness to Buildings to the Park, that morning : that they were

position. The beauty of Cleone does not fail to make find his children not behind him in all the qualities that

impression on the susceptible heart of the young tra- can adorn adversity. They relinquish their home and going thither without passing through the abbey, but veller, whilst the extreme simplicity and unaffected proceed to London, a movement rendered desirable by Greenwood recollecting a new monument he had not manners of the family excite in him feelings of growing the complete state of a treatise on the Philosophy of seen, insisted on his going that way.

A Dutch footman and his wife conclude the Happiness' which Mr. Connor, the author, purposes to Many persons of fortune and reputation appeared : takes uv his abode for the night with his hospitable en

list, without adding to its attractions. Mountwarren submit to a London publisher. Vandorf, the Dutch some of whom had dined with him at Kensington on the

servant, not sorry to separate from his spouse, accomtertainer, who is neither sparing of his chger nor his panies the expedition. "Mr. Connor having taken up his day above mentioned. These, with many others, bad philosophy, and both guest and host retire upon the residence at Islington, loses no time in seeking Mountrepeatedly heard Mr. Barnard speak with wonder of most agreeable terms with themselves and with one

The latter, however, has left his chambers, having twice met the Duke of Marlborough, and the

another. Upon the day following, in the course of a and is reported to have passed over to France, and

walk with Felix Connor, Mountwarren accidentally encircumstance of his Grace speaking to him being very

Connor's inquiries can elicit nothing more satisfactory: counters twogentlemen and a lady on horseback whom he The next object which occupies his mind is the sale of singular.

immediately recognises as his old friends and former his treatise, and for this purpose he proceeds to various They all united in the most ample testimonies of his neighbours, the Arfieurs. Sir Edward Arfleur is de- publishers, with whom the description of his interview

scribed as a gentleman of the old school, hearty and regularity, sobriety, and pecuniary credit, and his being well meaning but of no very enlarged views. Frank disappointment and disgust. At length a bookseller of

presents no novelty, for the reason that it only describes in the babit of daily receiving considerable sums. Arfleur, the son, is a person introduced for so little pur- daring benevolence, goes the length of expressing his

Our authority for the above curious story infornis us, pose, and then so suddenly dismissed, as to render it a consent to see it. The expectation revived in the mind that certain circumstances afterwards occurred, parti- pity that he should bave been called into existence of Connor upon this hint. causes our authoress to ex

at all; but Rosina his sister, the spiritual Rosina, is a cularly a transaction with an East India director, which

claim, feelingly, “ How little soothes the buoyant spirit character of more importance. This interview, which rendered the guilt of Barnard highly probable. The is as short as it was unexpected, admits us to a hnow

of genius ; and yet the world is so unwilling to yield

that little !circumstances are puzzling; but we believe him to ledge of some mutual sentiments of the tender kind The wished for object is at last attained, and proof have been the man, particularly as he was so brief in

which formerly existed in the breasts of Rosina and sheets and printer's devils come to gladden the heart

Mountwarren, but which a long cessation of intercourse his replies, and showed no anxiety to bring the offender

of poor Connor. Anxiety, however, had enfeebled the had interrupted. The love for Cleone, however, baring old man, and he suffers a tedious illness. During her to light. A clever man, such as he evidently was, all the force of a new passion in its favour, predomi- father's confinement, Cleone bas to act upon her responcould easily have contrived to make Greenwood ap. minates, and in a visit which our hero pays at the house sibility, and her management of the household affairs, pear to have originated the wish to go into the abbey. ing to Rosina the state of bis affections"; an avowal, youth and overwhelming porerty, exhibit her in a point

under the combined disadvantages of inexperienced and even to have made him do so : and as to the incon

which is received by her with a composure very credit- of view at once delightful and painful. In the meansistency of the rest of his conduct, there is no end to able to her understanding, but perhaps somewhat dis- time Leon, being able to contrive no other means of such inconsistencies in men as at present educated. paraging to her sensibility. From the description which contributing to his sister's exertions, decides upon playBarnard might even have been conscious of a touch

Mountwarren gives of bis new friends the Connors, ing the savoyard. Disguised, with Vandorf for his

Rosipa conceives a strong desire to cultivate their acof the madness, which be attributed to the anonymous quaintance, a desire which she ultimately succeeds in

treasurer, he allows himself to be conducted to the dif

ferent squares, and there by his singing, an art in person, and which his questions and his strange smile gratifying, though at first strenuously opposed by her which he is represented as skilful, he succeeds in colnot a little resemble. At the same time it is, perhaps,

father, who with all the peremptory philosophy of a lecting something towards his father's subsistence. In not unlikely that he bad accomplices ; that either of disloyalty with the known independence of Connor

, and opposite to a handsome house, he bears a voice on the

country squire associates nothing but disaffection and the course of one of these peregrinations, having halted them was prepared to come forward, as the case might

in answer to Mountwarren's encomiums upon his friend's steps which he immediately recognized as that of Rorequire ; and yet that neither would stir more in it, if natural nobility, talks of “levelling principles," and of sina Arfleur. She is leaving the house ; Leon entreats unsuccessful, than their knowledge of each other's se- “ standing by the institutions of one's country, Vandorf to lead him in pursuit of her, that they may crets would render advisable.

But the principal objection entertained by Sir Edward discover, if possible, the place where she is sojourning. Arfleur, vo doubi, is the inequality of fortune between They miss her, however, and Leon returns home under the two families. This "icy barrier" it is for the liberal the influence of the most agonizing feelings. His evi

minded Rosina to dissolve by her free and open address. dent sufferings excite the anxious curiosity of his faCLEONE.

Sbe visits the Connors, finds in them all the excellent ther and sister; and, after much fruitless entreaty and interesting qualities she has been led to expect, and Cleone alone is successful in drawing the secret from

above all experiences a deep sympathy for the case of him. The inanner in which this is brought about, as This tale opens with the year 1810 during the assizes the poor blind Leon. If sympathy is akin to love, so well as the remarks which introduce the dialogue, de at Lancaster, where the hero, Sidney Mountwarren, a is gratitude, and to the heart of the unfortunate sufferer, serve the utmost praise for delicacy of thought and briefless barrister, is introduced to us. He is described feelings, arising from this evidence of a regard so new feeling as exhibiting by his general demeanour, the appearance to him in a stranger, are conimunicated, which rapidly Cleone, with her own desire and her father's consent, of one who entertains a proud yet inoffensive consci- passing over the stages that lie between kindness and now seeks a situation as gorerness. The scene with ousness of his own power, together with a disdainful passion, convert him from the humble object of Rosina's Mrs. Hawkins, the advertiser, and her five daughters, is sense of the neglect and privations which merit is ever pity to the ardent candidate for her love. Far from so natural and so well sustained, that we are sorry our fated to endure. While he is standing amid the crowd, meeting the repulses of prudery or the coquet's heartless limits forbid its insertion. The following passage, howmusing upon his fortune, he excites ibe observation of indifference, Leon's fate reserves him for the rare bap- .ever, is sbort, and happily describes this elegant family an elderly person in the court, who, through a natural piness of an immediate and complete reciprocity of af- In the masquerade of life, gravity is the garb in sympathy with the pensive melancholy of the young fection, and though the lovers separate at this period which imbecility loves to array itself; and it may genebarrister, conceives a strong desire to effect a dearer of their history, it is with that mutual declaration rally be remarked, that those who have least in their acquaintauce with him. The accident of a fall on the which softens the pains of absence.

own heads are most ready to shake them at others. part of the old inan, as he approaches Mountwarren, The Arfleurs' return bome into Gloucestershire, and “ Mis. Hawkins's five daughters, destined, probably; facilitates this object by eliciting the polite assistance Mountwarren's departure from the lakes, takes place in after life, to luxuriate, like herself, into rotundity of of the latter, and the conversation begun with the com- immediately afterwards. An erroneous impression in form, were singularly spare, with shrewd severe fncen. mon-places of good breeding, is continued in the lan- the breast of the tender Cleone, from which much of Already the frequent frown had antedated their brows guage of friendly feeling. Mountwarren finds in bis the interest of the storv depends, takes its rise from this the character of age by the agency of unkindness, was




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