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So carefully has the present production been put toBibliographical Notices. gether, that we honestly believe it free from all ground
of cavil or criticism from the most rigid moralist; for, [Publishers and authors, who wish their works noticed in this melancholy to relate, Bulwer, the emissary of darkness, journal, are requested to forward them immediately.] is reading us a lesson of virtue and morals, and if we
mistake not, has disarmed his adversaries, by withhold. " Cromwell. An historical novel. By the author of The Bro. thers,' &c. Two volumes. New York: Harper & Brothers. ing the necessary food for the fastidious taste of the 1838."
temulent critics. The fountain, condemned as muddy This is undoubtedly one of the ables, productions of and pestilential, is pouring forth clear waters; and for its class, and will secure for its talented author a promi- the bitter drug, has been substituted a sweet and refresh. nent rank among historical novelists. We have not ing draught. He who discovers the serpent's poison been brought so immediately in contact with the menjorlingering on the leaflets of so fragrant a plant, must inable actors in those stirring times of British history,when deed be gifted with a microscopic eye. an oppressed and insulted people rebuked the bold in. The preface to the play sets forth Mr. Bulwer's ob. cursions of a heartless and vile despot; nor commingled ject in stepping upon the field of dramatic composition, in imagination, so familiarly with the determined and and his motives are alike creditable to his head and sanguinary belligerents, since the graphic pen of Scot- heart. To benefit a friend (Mr. Macready,) by contri. land's dramatic historian was paralysed in death. If buting to the novelties of a theatrical season, was a a sufwe view the present work as a pure novel, it presents ficient incentive to Mr. Bulwer, to engage in a labor us many points for criticism ; it lacks variety of in- somewhat at variance with his ordinary pursuits. This, cident, originality, and dramatis personæ ; but as an superadded to the charge of the hyper-critics, that drahistorical novel, it stands pre-eminent, bringing before matic composition was above his range, induced him to the mind's eye, in the richest attire, the memorable actors engage promptly and heartily in the effort. in that great struggle which secured freedom to Eng
To achieve entire success, and demolish the sickly land, and whose influence will be felt to the latest pos- opposition of a band of jealous and prejudiced adversa. terity. The able author has succeeded admirably in ries, calls for an inventive, creative fancy, and a well sketching the character of that most extraordinary man, stored mind. Of its ability as a dramatic composition, whose firmness of mind and energy of purpose, raised there exists not now a doubt; for although it was him from the humblest position in life, if not to a throne, brought forth sub-rosa, in as critical a community and to a sceptre more powerful; since it touched the hearts before as enlightened and competent an umpirage as and swayed the minds of a nation.
the world can boast of, it met ils unqualified applause. Its dramatic effect, richness and beauty of composition,
and lofty tone, have placed it beyond the reach of a “ Mexico versus Texas. A descriptive novel. By a Texian, prepossessed and illiberal judicature. The following Philadelphia : 1838.”
extracts from the fifth act will furnish fair specimens of We are glad to find that the skilful pen of the Texian the play, and as they are selected from the consumma. is recording many of the eventful struggles of his option of the plot, develope the ingenuity and power of pressed countrymen, in a form which will prove attrac- the author :tive to the general reader. The present work will afford
"SCENE II. amusement, and impart information, and while there “A room in the house of Monsieur Deschappelles ; Paxo are some objectionable points, there is much to admire
line seated in great dejection.
Is it so, then. I must be false to love,
To pray ihat thou mayst find some fairer boon “Slavery in America; being a Review of Miss Martineau on Than the deep faith of this devoted heart, that subject. By a South Carolinian. Richmond : Thos. W. Nourish'd till now, now broken ?
(Enter Monsieur Deschappelles.) This review was originally published in the Southern Literary Messenger, and attracted great attention, from
My dear child, the lucid and successful manner in which it confuted the How shall I thank, how bless thee? Thou hast saved,
I will not say my fortune-I could bear gross misrepresentations in “Society in America ;” and Reverse, and shrink not-but that prouder wealth as the demand for the essay has exhausted the number which merchants value most ; my name, my credit, of the Messenger, the editor has determined to publish The hard-won honors of a toilsome life : it in pamphlet form. The time, we think, has been These thou hast saved, my child ! judiciously selected, since it will answer as well for a Is there no hope? No hope but this? review of “Retrospect of Western Travels: ”
None. If, without the sum
Which Beauseant offers for thy hand, this day “ The Lady of Lyons, or Love and Pride. A play in five acts. Sinks to the west, to-morrow brings our ruin ! By E. L. Bulwer. New York: Harper & Brothers. 1838." And hundreds, mingled in that ruin, curse
The intense anxiety with which “The Lady of Ly. The bankrupt merchant! and the insolent herd ons” was awaited, and the avidity with which it has We feasted and made merry, cry in scorn, been read, is sufficient evidence of the high estimation My daughter, thou hast saved us !
' How pride has fallen! Lö, the bankrupt merchant!" in which its gifted author is held, notwithstanding the heavy artillery of certain soi-disant moralists.
And am lost!
Say that, if his eye
Could read this heart, its struggles, its temptations,
His love His love itself would pardon that desertion ! Talk not of love ; love has no thought of self! Look on that poor old man; he is my father; Love buys not with the ruthless usurer's gold
He stands upon the verge of an abyss ; The loathsome prostitution of a hand
He calls his child to save him! Shall I shrink Without a heart! Love sacrifices all things
From him who gave me birth ? withhold my hand, To bless the thing it loves! He knows not love. And see a parent perish? Tell him this, Father, his love is hale, his hope revenge !
And say that we shall meet again in Heaven! My tears, my anguish, my remorse for falsehood ;
MELNOTTE. (aside.) These are the joys he wrings from our despair! The night is past; joy cometh with the morrow. MONS. DESCHAP.
(Aloud) Lady, I-I-what is this riddle ? what If thou deem'st thus, reject him! Shame and ruin The nature of this sacrifice ? Were better than thy misery ; think no more on't.
PAULINE. (pointing to Damas.) My sand is well nigh run ; what hoots it when
Go ask him ! The glass is broken? We'll annul the contract.
BEAUSEANT. (from the table.) And if to-morrow in the prisoner's cell
The papers are prepared; we only need These aged limbs are laid, why still, my child,
Your hand and seal. I'll think thou art spared; and wait the liberal hour
MELNOTTE. That lays the beggar by the side of kings !
Slay, lady; one word more. PAULINE.
Were but your duty with your faith united,
That crown the victim! (turning aroay) I am ready. Buh, father, talk no more of love!
(Melnotte rushes to Damas.) MONS. DESCHAP. My child,
There, 'Tis but one struggle ; he is young, rich, noble; This is the schedule, this the total. Thy state will rank first mid the dames of Lyons;
BEAUSEANT. (to Deschappelles, showing notes.) And when this heart can shelter thee no more,
These Thy youth will not be guardianless.
Are yours the instant she has signed ; you are
Still the great house of Lyons !
I have set (The nolary is about to hand the contract to Pauline, My foot upon the ploughshare; I will pass
when Melnotte seizes and tears it.) The fiery ordeal. (.Aside) Merciful Heaven, support me!
Are you mad ? And on the absent wanderer shed the light Of happier stars, lost evermore to me!”
How, sir! What means this insult ? The important actors in the drama have arrived, and
Peace, old man! are present during the following dialogue. Claude I have a prior claim. Before the face
Of man and Heaven I urge it! I outbid Melnotte in disguise :
Yon sordid huckster for your priceless jewel.
(Giving a pocketbook.) "PAULINE.
There is the sum twice told ! Blush not to take it: “ Thrice bave I sought to speak; my courage fails me. There's not a coin that is not bought and hallow'd Sir, is it true that you have known, nay, are
In the cause of nations with a soldier's blood ! The friend of Melnotte ?
Torments and death!
Lady, yes! Myself
That voice! Thou art-
Thy husband ! And you will bear to him, ay, word for word,
(Pauline rushes into his arms.) All that this heart, which breaks in parting from him, Would send, ere still for ever.
Look up! Look up, Pauline! for I can bear
Thine eyes! The stain is blotted from my name.
He hath told me ! I have redeem'd mine honor. I can call You have the right to choose from out the world On France to sanction thy divine forgiveness ! A worthier bridegroom ; he foregoes all claim Oh, joy! oh, rapture ! By the midnight watch fires Even to murmur at his doom. Speak on!
Thus have I seen thee! ihus foretold this hour!
And, mid the roar of battle, thus have heard
The beating of thy heart against my own!
Of mine own victory! Curses on ye
both! His lowliest lot, walk by his side, an outcast i
May thorns be planted in the ma
Curse away! Am I already mad? And let me tell thee, Beauseant, a wise proverb And does delirium utter such sweet words
The Arabs have: “Curses are like young chickens, Into a dreamer's ear? (Aloud) You love him thus,
(Solemnly.) And yet desert him?
And still come home to roost!"
" The Hawaiian Spectator, Vol. 1, No. 1; Conducted by an as
Their happiness sociation of gentlemen. January, 1838. Hoaolulu, Oahu, Maddens my soul! I am powerless and revengeless ! Sandwich Islands, 1838.”
(To madame.) An unexpected stranger is now introduced to our read. I wish you joy! Ha, ha! The gardener's son! (Exilers, and we doubt not will meet with a cordial reception; DAMAS. (to Glavis.)
for who is so apathetic as to be indifferent of a people, Your friend intends to hang bimself! Methinks You ought to be his travelling companion !
which has constituted an important portion of that be
nighted race which has been illumed by the benevolent Sir, you are exceedingly obliging !
(Exit. operations of the missionary enterprises of the present
philanthropic age? By means of such a periodical, Oh! My father, you are saved, and by my husband. judiciously conducted, we shall be able to obtain imAh! blessed hour!
portant information concerning the geological features Yet you weep still, Pauline !
of this interesting group of islands, the climate, soil
and natural products, the moral and physical powers of But on thy breast! these tears are sweet and holy ! the natives, and last, though not least in importance, MONS. DESCHAP.
the influence of the missionary scheme, whether for You have won love and honor nobly, sir !
weal or wo. Take her; be happy both!
A very interesting sketch of the Marque
sian character occupies several pages of the present
I'm all astonish'd ! number.
“ The Hesperian ; or Western Monthly Magazine. Edited by MELNOTTE.
William D. Gallagher and Otway Curry. Columbus, Ohio. Morier no more after this happy day! I would not bear again my father's name
We have received the first and second numbers of Till I could deem it spotless! The hour's come!
this western star, and hail it as an able co-laborer in Heaven smiled on conscience! As the soldier rose
the field of American literature. We wish it a success From rank to rank, how sacred was the fame That cancell'd crime and raised him nearer thee!
commensurate with its deserts.
“ Catalogue of the Officers and Students of William and Mary MELNOTTE.
College: Session of 1937-38." Ah! the same love that lempts us into sin,
We are glad to find that this venerable institution of If it be true love, works out iis redemption ;
learning continues to receive a considerable portion of And he who seeks repentance for the past,
the students of Virginia, and trust that what is so richly Should woo the angel virtue in the future !"
deserved, will be long continued. The present class, one hundred and eleven, is within two of being the
largest ever assembled within her classic walls. We “ The Last Man. Petersburg: From the press of Edmund Ruf. copy the following summary :
A pamphlet of nineteen pages, written in blank “The number of students attending the respective verse, with this modest title-page, has been handed to
76 us, and its contents have been perused with great plea. T. R. Dew, Pro- } Junior Moral Class,.
fessor. Senior Political Class,. sure. Although the fastidious or hypercritical may find ground for criticism, yet there is in it much to ad
114 mire. We look upon it not as “the ripened fruit of a matured plant, but the blossom of a youthful vine”–J. MILLINGTON, Chemistry,.. the promise of the future. Genius of a rare order is
Professor. Natural Philosophy,. impressed upon it.
Rob. SAUNDERS, Junior Mathematical...
16 “A Valedictory Address, delivered to the Students of the Uni
versity of North Carolina, by William Hooper, late professor of ancient languages in that institution, &c. Raleigh : 1938."
This is an able and eloquent appeal to the youth of B. Tucker, Pro- Junior Political (National Law,) 44 North Carolina ; affectionately but cogently impressing fessor. Municipal Law,
18 upon them the necessity of selecting and pursuing a virtuous, moral, and religious life, from the eren tenor of which they must reap happiness and influence.
J. Millington, Professor of Civil Engineering, .....14
“ Speeches of Joseph Hopkinson and Charles Chauncey, on the
Judicial Tenure Delivered in the Convention of Pennsylva. nia for revising the Constitution. Philadelphia : E. L. Carey
IF CORRECTION.- In the biographical notice of the au& A. Hart. 1938."
thor of “ Clinton Bradshaw," "The Emigrant," &c. in the May We commend these able intellectual efforts to the serted “ Francis” in the place of Frederick William Thomas
number of the Messenger, the biographer has accidentally is. statesmen of our country, assured that they will glean On page 300, for the " Beechen Tree," read “The Adventures from them sound political views.
of a Poet; a tale told in rhyme.”
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