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Then Reason drew her cloak aside,
While Love its shelter soon accepted ; And thus, as to the grove they hied,
Fast fell the rain they both expected. And hoarse the thunder roll'd above,
The vivid lightning flash'd before them;
Still louder peal'd the tempest o'er them.
6. Your mantle has an icy feel.”
Reason replies, “ nor dare complain ; “ Thou source of many a guilty joy,
“ Of hopeless pangs and bitter pain. " Which are all sport to thee, thou elf,
Destroying where thy arrows fly; By all unconquerd, save myself,
“But I will vanquish thee or die!" She said; and closer to her breast,
Her icy breast, the boy she clasp'd; And as the maiden closer press'd,
In agony the urchin grasp’d. But now the thunder ceas'd to roll,
The lightning ceas'd to flash; the rain Gave way unto the sun's control,
And all was warm and bright again. And nature wore a lovelier green,
The doves renew'd their am'rous vows; Ten thousand sparkling drops were seen
To hang upon the neighb'ring boughs. The boy soon felt the change, he flung
Aside the robe of Reason, then
And Cupid was himself again.
(Array'd in all his native might) And sighd, and feeling half subdu'd,
She turn'd her from the dazzling sight.
After Rome had become the Instead of being raised with stones, mistress of the world by ber exten- and cemented like the Roman roads, sive conquests, the most successful it has been excavated. The soil has means she could use to unite the be- been thrown up on each side, and terogeneous members of her empire the chalk rock has served as a pavewas facility of intercouse between ment. Another person and myself herself and them. . Hence the nu- dug a few feet through the mould, merous military roads, diverging which has gradually fallen in and from the seat of empire to its various covered the road, but the chalk rock dependencies. The celebrated Via soon impeded our progress. The Appia led to the southern, and the Roman roads usually run in direct Via Flaminia to the northern parts. lines, but this follows the winding In Germany, France, and Spain, eminences of the dales. This posiRoman military roads are numerous. tion would serve the double purpose Great Britain is intersected by them. of a road and a trench, to act upon The four principal Roman ways the defensive against an invading which are most conspicuous in this enemy, especially from the lower country are Watling-Street, Ick.. parts. That it has been used for nield-Street, Ermin-Street, and the military purposes is further evident Foss-way. To these might be added from triple trenches. having been a number of collateral roads, but made on the plains, through which inferior in form and of less extent. it has run between the dales. What Of the latter description is one has been advanced is corroborated which is omitted on all our antiqua- by the opinion of Brewer, in his rian maps.
It diverges from the Introduction to the Beauties of Engeastern branch of the Ermyn-Street, land and Wales. “It may certainly to the west of Market Weighton, in be inferred, without an unwarrantthe East Riding of Yorkshire, and able freedom of conjecture, that the connects with another Roman road, early Britons so familiarly acquaintrunning from Flamborough Head ed with the use of chariots, and ento York. It may be traced through gaged in commercial pursuits, which the Parishes of Pocklington, Milling-rendered necessary a correspondence ton, Huggate, Wetwang, &c. to the between the interior parts of the above mentioned road, near Great country and the coast, could not Driffield.
be destitute of roads so carefully The origin of this road seems du- amended as to assume a permanent bious, as it is differently made from character. That such, indeed, exthe Roman roads, though there is isted, and were in many instances little doubt of its having been used adopted by the Romans, is uniformly by the Romans. The occasional oc- admitted by those antiquaries, who currence of a Tumulus, of detached unite the labours of local investigapieces of Roman armour, and of a tion with the erudite researches of number of human bones, and com- the etymologist.” This is further plete skeletons in confused order, confirmed by the opinion of the Rev. having been found in a field at Wet- T. Leman, in the History of Hertwang, are inductive proofs of the fordshire. “These British roads are Romans having used it for military so totally distinct from the Roman purposes. There is a probability of causeways, which succeeded them, its having been made by the Parisii that it is surprising so many persons or Brigantees, the original inhabi- should confound these works of the tants of the eastern parts of York. rnde inhabitants of the island, with shire, as a channel of communica- those, perhaps, of the most enlighttion between the low lands on each ened military nation that ever apside of the Wolds. This conjecture peared in the world; for the British is supported by its being formed roads were merely driftways, runlike the other ancient British roads. ning through the woods, or winding on the sides of the hills, and feature, the reason of which is not made only for their petty commerce known, of being divided during of cattle and slaves. Unlike the their course into several branches, military labours of their successors, running parallel with the bearing of they were hardly ever drawn in the original road.” straight lines; were not regularly
T. R. attended by tumuli or barrows; were Huggate, April 25, 1823. never raised; and had a peculiar
A DRAMATIC FRAGMENT.-Star Light.)
Vic.-'Twas an enchanting dream!-An ivory throne,
Isid.-Dear Vicentio! thou'rt eloquent forsooth,
Vic.-Most nobly! and look'd so fair, that indeed
Isid — 'Twas not in envy, but in justice, Lore!
It hath indeed
Oh! they are glorious all,
Diana rising from the wave
Vic.-And, when she hath arisen, we'll sit us down
* « Peace, ho! the moon sleeps with Endymion, And would not be disturbia."
EPISTLES BY MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS.
Epistle from Mary to her UNCLES.-February, 1567.
Yes-I must write to vent indignant rage,
* Every one's imagination was at work to guess who had contrived and executed this execrable deed iethe suspicion fell with almost a general consent on Bothwell. $.04
s'e 6 Two days after the murder a proclamation was issued by the Queen, offer ing a considerable reward to any person who should discover those who had been guilty of such a horrid and detestable crime."-Robertson, p. 400.
• We now know for certain that it was Murray's faction who murdered the King, and that Morton, Bothwell, and Maitland, were the eminent characters who were attainted by parliament for the deed, though many inferior persons, indeed, and some of them innocent, were tried and punished for the same crime."--Chalmers, p. 204.
+" and it was resolved to bring Bothwell immediately to trial. Bat, instead of confining him to any prison, Mary admitted bim into all her councils, and allowed a person, universally reputed a murderer. of her husband, to enjoy all the security, the dignity, and the power of a favourite -Robertson, p. 404.
I cannot see how Mary could do otherwise. It was iinpossible, that, justly prejudiced in favour of Both well as she was by his devoted loyalty and respect. ful attachment, she should for a moment believe that he was even privy to the murder of Darnley; and, if convinced of his innocence, it was her duty to act on that conviction, and uphold him to the extent of her power. Besides, such daring was that of innocence conscious guilt would have been more wary. I subjoin the following simple, unaffected letter, written by Henry Kyllygrew to Cecil, from Edinburgh, who carried to Mary, Elizabeth's letter of condolence; and this letter is important, as it shews that Bothwell was countenanced by Murray, dc. as well by the Queen, thougb'accused of the King's death :Eur. Mag. July, 1823,