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of success may be formed. On them the clearness and precision to the same fate of it depends. We profess to be only and by adding occasionally some instruments in their liauds. The expe

suggestion of his own, to inculcate rience of a few months has proved that our

with more efficacy the doctrine of plan was not visionary. An inclination

another." has been manifested to support it ; and, if

In this endeavour Mr. Reynolds has that inclination is fulfilled according to the specimens exhibited in the present vo

very happily succeeded; the subjects lime, our task will soon become that of being well arranged, and rendered selection.”

easy of comprehension. Four explaThe specimens in the Volumes al-' natory Plates illustrate the several rcady coinpleted, are creditable to the proposilions. Although many publiindustry and the talents of Mr. Valpy, for the assistance of young Students,

cations on this subject are now offered who is a Graduate in the University whatever can open to them an inlet of Oxford, bred up in the seminary into the field of Science, freed from of his learned Faiher at Reading, the intricacies with which their imaand is likely to rank high among the Classic Printers of this Country:

ginations are too frequently perplex

ed, must be considered as a valuable The following is the bill of farc

addition ; which the Reader will find provided Elements of Astronomy for the clear

and we recommend these for him in this Journal; and as the whole is well scasoned with Attic salt,

ness and precision witb which instruc

tion is conveyed. he may suit the taste of his own palate in the sclection.

10. Introduction to the Science of Harmony; “ i. Critical Observations on Classical or, a Catechism, uniting, with the First Authors; 2. Criticisms on new Editions

Practical Lessons on the Piano Forte, of the Classics, and on Publications re

the Ruiments of Thorough Bass. By lating to Greek, Latin, and Oriental Li- S. Spence; 12m10. pp. 36. Harris. terature; 3. Disquisitions on Classical THE Rudiments of Thorough Bass and Literary Subjects ; 4. Philological are in this short Musical Catechism and Literary Anecdotes ; 5. Classical and rendered familiar to the comprehenOriental Autiquities; 6. Biblical Criticisms sion of the Student; and the young and Dissertations ; 7. Grammatical and

Practitioner would find the acquireEtymological Researches; 8. Bibliogra

ment of these easy Lessons a great phical Intelligence; 9. Collations of Greek

assistance towards a progress in the and Latin MSS.; 10. Prize Poems, and other Academical Exercises ; 11. Greek

Science. and Latin Original Poetry ; 12. Republic cations of scarce and valuable Tracts on

INDEX INDICATORIUS. Critical and Philological Subjects, and of

J. W. L. B. feels much obliged to A. K.; important Articles in Continental Jour. and would, if his address were known, be

less brief in expressions of gratitude.

D. D. S. would be particularly obliged to 9. The Elements of Astronomy, according

any Norfolk Correspondent for a view of to the Newtonian Principles, illustraten Sivaf ham Church in that County, and by several new and interesting Diagrams,

also an account of the Monuments and and adapted, as far as the Science will

Monumental Inscriptions within the same. admit, to the plainest Capacities : in

-His Query conceruing the cleaning of tended solely for the Instruction of young

Coins borders too much on the ludicrous. Ladies and Gentlemen., By George

A New CORRESPONDENT asks, “Whether Reynolds. Sherwood, Lackington, &c.;

Deans are entitled to impale the arms of 19mo ; pp. 143.

their respective Deaneries with their own,

in the same manner as a Bishop impales THIS little Treatise, the Author those of bis See ? In some Cathedrals we tells us, was composed for the in- may find instances of a Dean iinpaling the provement “ of two young Ladies, arıs of his Office with those of his own whose instruction inaternal anxiety Family.”. had confided to his care.”- In the

We wish not to discourage young willingness to sympathize with a pa

Writers; but the Lines of W. W. rent's solicitude, he rejected all whim really too bad. of conceit, and all novelty of inven

We do by no means consider ourselves

obliged to answer anonymous Correspondltion ;' his only endeavour was to

ents; and still less those who foolishly atplace old objects in a new light: by tempt to deceive us by fictitious names. varying the mode of another's expres- Such of these as are not post paid are sion, he thought to give a greater in general returned to the Post-office.



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ADDRESS TO NEW YEAR'S DAY. REFLECTIONS ON NEW YEAR'S DAY. HASTE, orient Morn! with aspect mild, ANOTHER year is fled, unerring Time And chase the Gloom away,

With restless energy pursues his course, "That o'er th’horizon long has hung, And to the gulph of what is past conducts And still obscures the day.

Another year, and yet another still, Stretch'd on the couch of fell Disease

A series elaimant in their turn for life. Britannia's Monarch lies :

And what is life? Ask of yon Cherub Babe, No Art can check its wild career,

All frolick nature laughing in his eye, And bid the Suff'rer rise.

And heaven's own sunshine beaming in

his smile, May thy bland hours arrest its course, Who, waking all the transports of the heart, Its tumults calm to rest ;

With vast importance in his little look, Reason's bright torch relume afresh,

A tiny sceptre waving in his hand, , (pay And still his throbbing breast.

Commands th' attentive elders, pleas'd to Extract Afiction's rankling shafts, The ready homage to his playful laws, Their deep-felt smart assuage ;

And, great in mighty weakness, seems to O give his virtuous aid again,


[him. To prop a falling age.

The world and all its wonders made for [files

Or shall we ask the Youth, yet immature, Should Spain's brave warriors range their

More strong sensations flushing o'er his To quell the haughty pride

soul, Of towering Gaul, may thy blest beams

Perspective thoughts of joys without alloy, The bloody fray decide!

Scenes of ideal happiness to come, Direct each Patriot arm to deal

Uninterrupted, and without a shade? Destruction wide around,

Or put this question to the graver Man Pierce deep th' Invader's thickest ranks, Who, thro' the mazes of a bustling world,

And strew th' ensanguin'd ground: Intent on what reality requires, Till, torn with blasted rage and grief,

Or led by glory, or the love of gain, Anıl urg'd by dire dismay;

By Science courted, or the hopes of ease, His thinu'd battalions fly with shame,

Assiduous toils ? Or shall we ask Old Age, i And quit the gasping prey.

Resign’d, and temperate, honour'd, and

esteem'd, But chief let Britain's martial bands

And just about to leave it-what is life? + Thy cheering influence hail

And can they answer! they perceive the On the fam'd Tagus' golden banks,

glow, Should hostile force assail.

The strong incentive thro' revolving years-May then Buzaco's Champions grasp

But wherefore thus, why thus the lamp of Again the murderous steel,

life Its wasteful vengeance, fraught with fate, Burns inexhausted, and yet fades away, The close-wedg’d legions feel.

Dies and yet lives, decreases and renews, See where in welt'ring heaps they sink,

Illuminating still successive man And yield their guilty breath;

So ever various and so still the same? No'righteous cause relieves their pangs,

We can but give the reason in the fact.

O wondrous tissue of perplexing thoughts ! And makes them smile in Death.

If reason will not tremble and adore : The robber's spoils, th' assassin's gold, For life is more than merely to exist, Have lost their lustre quite,

To waste some fluttring hours in idle mirth, Now the rack'd soul must quit its clay, And think that reason shines, a gilded tay, And seek the caves of Night.

To charm the fancy, not to rule the mind. With prospects different far from these, All is consummate wonder, all beyond My Country's Sons shall glow;

The proudest efforts of inquiring Man; When 'midst the battle's storm they fall

And shall he claim more rare intelligence Beneath the whelming foe.

Than Heaven has granted, and presume

himself, The Pow'r that marks the galling chain,

Such as he is, enabled to search out That hears the plaintive cry,

The veiled meanings of th’ Eternal Canse ? Where Rapine, Force, and Fraud prevail, Should Man, who when he wills is free to From his abode on high ;

move, Shail bless the generous arm that saves Or, when he wills it, can remain at rest, From wrongs a groaning land ;

Yet why' his limbs, obedient to his will, And, when the destin'd victim drops, Move, or remain quiescent, cannot tellamme Support him with his hand.

Should he do more than wonder and revere?

'Tis his to wait, obedient, till that life And, once the painful struggle o'er,

When time- shall cease, forgotten, and Shall freshest laurels bloom,

unknown, And shed perennial verdure round The British Soldier's tomb. F. D. B.

And his bright eye, no longer thro’the glass



Of darken’d Nature looking, shall behold Welcome, fair visions ! welcome to the Muse The veil remov'd, and he shall comprehend, Who sweeps her fingers o'er the lyre of And then be able to resolve, what now

Hope ! In vain he asketh-might there not have 0! may the fountain of all hope all good' been

Past, present, and to come ! be gracious Without probation, Paradise, and Heaven,

here ! A present world as sinless as the next, Yet if his high disposing Wisdom wills No deeds abhorrent to the feeling mind, With adverse aspect that the tempest low'r, No guilt triumphant, and no folly base ? Still may his aid be near, and give us grace Here we are circumscrib'd-enough, to To bear the pressure, whilst the trust surknow


vives! That Heaven itself hath will'd it to be But, if his mercy shall dispel the cloud, As we behold it, yet, in mercy, grants

And raise fair Peace more lovely and An ample range, by bounding reason safe,

serene, To human knowledge proper, and secure,

From the convulsions of the moral world, Bids man exert the powers which are his And, by affliction, teaching man to feel own,

His highest pride, submission to that Puw'r To prove him nobler than inferior tribes, Which can dispel the storm, shall grant And gives him, high prerogative! to strive,

him soon By Faith supported, not to live in vain! With grateful transport to behold it past He;with submissive deference, should read, O never absent be the thought, whose hand In virtue only bold, but not too proud, Has caus'd domestic happiness to smile, Should, like a duteous satellite, obey, Peace o'er a liberated world w bloom, Not, like a comet flaming thro'the void, And hope, again, to cheer with joyful Erratie wander, terrible and dire,

views ! Portentous gleaming o’er a troubled world! To his great name be given the honour due, What are thy joys, Ambition! what the To him alone, eternal and supreme ! charm

His be the glory, and be his the praise ! Can scatter roses o’er i hy flinty couch,

Jan. 1.

H. And give the tyrant, on his bed of down, Nature's soft slumbers, and a dream of Mr. CRBAN,

[path, THE inclosed " Ode to Enterprize” was Ah, there is none !--Suspicion haunts his written on the eve of the 19th of May In that his 'eyelids close, and wake in dread. 1810, previously to the Author's setting O with what more than joy the Muse directs out the next morning on his Travels From scenes of desolation and disınay through Sweden, Lapland, Russia, and Her tortur'd vision, to those happy realms the shores of the Euxine. That this danWhere Britain's Genius faus the generous gerous and almost unbeaten track was un. flame :

dertaken by this accomplished Votary of Nor to herself confin’d, but spreads it wide, Enterprize, every philosophic reader of Pours aniination o'er a groaning world,

taste and judginent has reason to rejoice ; And bids it trust, the Despot vaunts in vain! as the Literary World has been lately The flame, awhile restrain’d, is not extinct, gratified by an account of these Travels, From shore to shore it spreads, from clime which have added much to the general to clime,

store of information, and do equal credit And longing nations catch the sacred glow, to the Author's abilities as an able Writer, Ye shall not always suffer, the mild forms a scientific Observer, and an enterprizing Of peace and comfort, lenderness and joy, Traveller. The little poem I inclose you Banish'd atpresent from their ravag'd seats, a copy of, he in all probability has forAgain shall flourish there, when ardent gotten; or, at least, will never think it zeal,

of sufficient importance to give it himself 'The patriotic firmpess, and resolve to the publick; but, if you be of opinion To die or conquer in their Country's cause, with ine that it is written with so inuch Have tauglit insulted lands to burst the originality, taste, and spirit, that it canyoke ;

mot but be a most agreeable present to Rise, like a pbænix, unsubdued, and strong, your Poetic Readers, I trust your inserAnd nobly emuious of Britain's fire, tion of it cammot give any offence to the And nobly conscious of her aiding hand, learned and elegant Author ; and its apTaught them, to prove, that Freedom, pearance in print will gratify some Friends, fixing firin

[isle, who equally admire and respect him, and Her home, enraptur'd, in her favourite uone inore than, Where still she dwells, undaunted, and

Yours, &c.

[som'd lands,

May thence, excursive, range thro' ran. ON lofty mountains roaming,
And other regions in her kind embrace O'er bleak pereņuial snow,
Bevignant folding, may with pride receive Where cataracts are foaming
No alien greetings to her honest love!

And raging North winds blow.

Where of woe,

mourn ;

Where hungry wolves are prowling, Shield the poor bind, who sleeps in lowly And famish'd eagles cry,


[bed! Where tempests loud are howling,

And spare the great who rest on downy And low'ring vapours fly.

But shouldst Thou call me from this world There at the peep of morning, Bedeck'd with dewy tears,

Stiil in my heart let resignation flow; Wild weeds her brows adorning,

Lead me, oh! lead me, to thy courts Bold Enterprize appears



And join me to the sainted friends I While keen-ey'd Expectation Still points to objects new,

DEATH, JUDGMENT, HeavEN, AND HELL. See panting Emulation

(By Sam. ELSDALE.) Her feeting steps pursue.

I saw the dead, small and great, stand beList! list! celestial Virgin,

fore God; and the books were opened.And the vow record,

TAY terrors, Death, and wide-extended From every care emerging

reign, I pledge this solemn word

Thy gloomy mansions, and thy awfultrain; “ By deserts, fields, or fountains,

The Day of Judgment, God's avenging While health, while life remains,


(mortal sight,

Hear'n's wondrous brightness, dazzling O'er Lapland's icy mountains Or Afric's burning plains —

And hell's dark dungeons hid in ten-fold

night; " Or midst the darksome wonders

Begin, wy Muse, in humble lines to sing : Which Earth's vast caves conceal,

O guide me by thy Spirit, glorious King, Where subterranean thunder's

Whose succour I implore; receive my Primæval fires reveal

prayer, " Where bright in matchless lustre And shield thy servant with Almighty care! The lithal flowers unfold,

Mourn, Adam's sons, the fatal sentence And midst the beauteons cluster

[return." Beams efforescent gold :

“ Sprung from the dust, to dust ye shall

Your days are few, your race is quickly “ In every varied station,


[ting sun; Whate'er my fate may be,

The shades of night soon shroud your setMy hope, my emulation

Naked ye left your mother's fruitful womb, Is still to follow thee.

And death shall hide you naked in the toinb. “ When age with sickness blended Wise men and fools, the coward and the Shall check the gay career,


[slave, And death, tho' still suspended,

The prince, the peasant, hero, captive Begin to linger near ;

Mingle together in one common grave. " Then oft in visions fleeting,

Here wretches moulder, from farm'd

work-house fled, May thy fair form be nigh,

[bread; And sull thy votary greeting,

Who robb’d the paupers of their daily Receive his parting sigh !

And parish quacks, who, for a paltry fee,

The passport sigo'd of dying misery; "s And tell a joyful story

Churchwardens too, who left Gol's house Of some new world of bliss,

a prey Eclipsing all the glory

To cankering time, to ruin and decay; Thou promis'dst him in this !"

And schoolmasters, who hunt endowments fair,


Then leave their scholars to a hireling's Written during a Thunder-storm.

Tuo proud to teach salvation's sacred rule, ALTHO' around thy awful thunders fly, They banish Bibles from a Christian

school; And roll terrific thro' the vaulted sky; Instruct wild youth with Greek, rude clowns Altho' thy vivid lightnings blaze on me,

to please, Yet shall my hope, my trust be fix'd on Nor copy Jesus Christ, but Socrates; Thee :

Their corses lay-impropriators lead, [mend. On Thee, the fountain whence our solace To sap a chancel which they ne'er would dows,

(woes. From taverns, theatres, and brothels, come On Thee, the soother of our wrongs and Thousands of thousands to untimely doom. Protect, I pray, if such thy blessed will, The servant hears no more his master's The mariner, who guides with wondrous


(wall; skill

The pris'ner freed escapes the dungeon Th' unwieldy bark; oh! spare th' adven, The wicked cease from troubling; peaceturous crew,

ful rest,

[weary breast. Safely let them their wonted course pur- With dove-like calm, broods n'er the Save too, I pray, the wanderers on the The lofty palace, aud the frowning gate, shore,

(pest roar; The pride of office, and the pomp of state, Shield them from harm, tho' loud the tem



ye blessed

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And all the pageantry of human show, The Son of Man, riding op clouds, shall Are by the conqu’ring hand of Death laid

come, low.

And send a summons for the gen'ral doom ; With note discordant in affection's ear, The great arch-angel shall his trumpet Slow tolls the bell; the sable crowds ap



Louder and louder shall its voice repear; Harshly the cords beneath the coffin grate; Till heav'n and earth shall echo all And tearful eyes survey the sculptur'd

around. plate,

The dead shall hear,on that tremendousday, Which tells the age and title the dead, This awful call,TO Judgment come away.” Sunk in cold slumber in his narrow bed. Men of all ages, and of ev'y clime, (time, Let “ earth to earth, ashes to ashes” turn,

Since the sun measurd first the course of And “ dust to dust,” till rise the Judgment All in one moment from their graves arise,

(scends, And open on the Judge their tearful eyes. Heavy as lead each mournful clod de

Christ sits upon his Throne; majestic Yet grieve not without hope, surviving sight! friends,

[quish'd tomb,

And calls the volume of our dooni to light. The dead in Christ shall burst the van- Rang'd" on each side a diff'rent troop is And live in endless bliss within the world

seen, to come.

A void impassable extends between. Our days are quickly gone; in haste On the right hand bis saints elect are they flee, [sea, plac'd,

[chåplets grac'd. Swift as a well-trimm'å vessel ploughs the Cloth'd in :

white robes, their brows with Swift as the whizzing arrow cuts its way, “ Come;" cries their Lord, “ Swift as the eagle pounces on its prey.

" children come, As the rude ploughshare crops the “ And live for ever in your blissful home; blooming flow'r, (no more ;

“ Ye cloth'd the naked, and the hungry So falls our house of clay, to rise on earth

[led; The fairest face, the eye divinely bright, “ Home to your board the weary pilgriin Are food for worms hid in sepulchral night. “ Lurd by soft Charity's benignant call, Wealth, honour, glory, beauty, soon decay, “ Ye pour'd the healing balm within the And nought abides, when man is call’d “ dungeon wall.

(fight, away.

(tains, « Well have ye fought of faith a glorious of all the caskets which thy house con- “ Ruld by my Spirit, cover'd by my Save one poor coffin nothing now remains :

[prove, Though of thy splendid dresses lately “ Your great Redeemer's sure protection proud,

[shroud! “ And reap your bigh reward your They all are dwindled to one woollen

“ Saviour's love." Where are our sires ? Gone to their silent (To be concluded in our next.). home.

(tomb. And where the prophets? hid within the

THE ROSE-BUD. Our Saviour Christ himself resign’d his AN elegant Bud of a Rose breath,

On Margaret's boson reclin'd; And paid man's forfeit by a painful death; Her checks all its beauties disclose, Rose the third day triumphant o'er the In her lips all its sweets are combin'd. grave,

[to save; And wav'd the banner'd cross, onnipotent Young Edwin, who longing survey'd

Its charms as it lay on the shrine, Ascended glorious to his uative skies,

With freedom addressing the maid, To teach his followers from this earth to

Said, [immortal prize.

Lady, this bud shall be mine.” And gain a heav'nly crown, their faith's 'Twas a pity,'twas worse,-'twas a sin, At the great dawning of the Judgment Such an elegant Rose to displace Day,

[melt away,

From the sweet situation 'twas in, When heaven, and earth, and seas shall From a bow'r of beauty and grace. The King of Glory shall let loose his ire,

He took it--yet felt some remorse And the world perish in a food of tire; Such pleasing companions to part, All nature stands aghast; the mountains

Apd using a delicate force, [God.

He plac'd the bud next to his heart, Each trembling beart prepares to meet its The pomp and majesty of kingly pow'r

Tbere clinging too closely, he found, Are all extinguish'd in that fatal hour;

Tho Rose, which began to give pain,

Had made an impression--a wound The rich men weep, the great their fall deplore,


Which he fear'd-yet he wish'd-would

remain. And prondest conquerors now are proud no Rumours of wars throughout the world

" And thus,” the young moralist said, shall rise ;

[skies; Am I punislı'd for rubbing the bow'r: The sea shall roar, and stars forsake the Yet I hope that the heart of the maid

Is not quite so hard as the flow'r.” E.F.

“ Might.




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