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“Bravo, cuckoo, call again!

Loud and louder still!
From the hedge-partition'd plain,

And the wood-topt hill !
With thy unmistaken shout

Make the valley ring!
All the world is looking out,

But in vain, for spring!
I have search'd in every place.

Garden, grove, and green ;
Of her footstep not a trace

Is there to be seen.
Yet her servants without fail

Have observ'd their day-
Swallow, bat, and nightingale -

And herself away!
Shout again-she knows thy call,

'Tis her muster-drum :-
If she be on earth at all,

She will hear and come !" The reader will naturally be curious to cast one glance over lines that have been penned by no less a personage than Spring Rice. The following extract is a fair specimen of the noble chancellor's poetical abilities :

“But though the sun his mid-day height has pass'd,

Light yet remaineth while 'tis giv'n to work;-
Then let me not, a vile and abject thing,
Pass in a world of dreams my life away-
Or, bubble-like, float down the stream of life-
Or, like an autumn's leaf circling aloft,
Whirl in an useless orbit.-
The drowsy joys of indolent repose,
On the unmeaning laugh of rapid mirth,
Accomplish not man's destiny!—'Tis his
To will—to do—to suffer-days of toil-
Nights of long watching-and to cast his lot-
To live for others, or to live in vain !
Before the Spirit to Bethesda's pool
Gave healing power, the waters first were mov'd.
Could but such influence reach a worm like me,
And rouse from torpor, life new life would gain.
And, like the Eagle springing tow'rds the sun,
The soul, on angel-pinions borne, would seek
Eternal beauty, undecaying truth,

Wisdom heav'n taught, and virtue strong in faith.” What a discrepancy is there between the affected simplicity of Words and the sweet sterling poetry of Moore, every verse of which speaks to the feeling and appeals to the heart! But let the reader judge for himself.

MUTE COURTSHIP.
Translated from the Persian.

By T. MOORE, Esq.
“Love hath a language of his own,

A voice that goes

From heart to heart-whose mystic tone

Love only knows.
The lotus-flow'r, whose leaves I now

Kiss silently,
Far more than words will tell thee how

I worship thee!
The mirror, which to thee I hold-

Which, when imprest
With thy bright looks, I turn and fold

To this fond breast,-
Does it not speak, beyond all spells

Of poet's art,
How deep thine hidden image dwells

In this hush'd heart?" We shall conclude this notice with a few stanzas from a poem by Mr. Milnes, in imitation of Reboul, the baker-poet of Nismes in France. Having described a Castle, and the infamous reputation attached to the name of its Lord, he proceeds to state how a beggar one evening knocked at the gate, and besought for repose and refuge in vain. The beggar then renews his petition.

“ There is no path— I have no strength

What can I do alone ?
Grant shelter, or I lay my length,

And perish on the stone !
I crave not much I should be blest
In kennel or in barn to rest."
“What matters thy vile head to me?

Dare not to touch the door!”
-Alas! and shall I never see

Home, wife, and children more?"
-If thou art still importunate,
My serfs shall chain thee to the gate!"
But when the watchful Seigneur fac'd

The object of his ire,
The beggar rais'd his brow debas’d,

And arm’d his eyes with fire.
“Whatever guise is on me now,
I am a mightier lord than thou !”
“Madman or cheat! announce thy birth!”

—That thou wilt know to-morrow.”
"—Where are thy fiefs ?”—“The whole wide earth."

“—And what thy title?"-"SORROW!”
Then opening wide his ragged vest,

He cried, “ Thou canst not shun thy guest!” The beggar's prophecy was fulfilled. Sorrow did visit the proud and haughty Lord-his daughter eloped with a common domestic-his son was killed in a drunken riot—and he himself, with all his possessions, was swept away by the “raging Jacquerie.”

EDUCATION, First Grammar of the Latin Language. By the Rev. W. Butler,

M. A. 12mo. Longman. Any attempt to make an alliance between the old and radically bad plan of teaching the elements of language and the improved methods which modern inquiry has originated is injudicious and fruitless. We fear, that the little book before us is an attempt to make the old Eton grammar and the grammarschool plan of teaching a little more palatable ;-and as we wholly disapprove of the wretched system, that places an unintelligible grammar into a child's hands and makes it a lesson-book for a year or two to the exclusion of every other, we cannot speak favourably of this little work,—which, besides,-independently of the general objection-shews evident signs of having been writ. ten by one who has very little studied the capacities of young children. The author is, no doubt, a competent scholar ;-but as for a schoolmaster-c'est tout autre chose. Exercises on Orthography and Composition-on an entirely new

plan. By Henry HOPKINS. 18mo. Simpkin and Marshall. The author's object—as declared in his preface—is to store the pupil's mind with facts and ideas instead of a jargon of words which are not understood and to explain which no effort is made,--and the plan pursued is to bring together all words having the same sound with a different orthography, and to compose a number of sentences containing these words in their different senses. Now, if any of our readers can discover how such a plan, which teaches words and not things—sounds and not sense, can promote the object above declared, they are more discerning than the writer of this notice. We have always thought that the cabalistic mysteries of a-be, ab, be-a, ba, see-a, ka, &c., might with great propriety be buried in the tomb of oblivion in order that a better system of teaching might take its place. Words and not letters should be taught, and the symbol should always be placed in juxtaposition with the thing meant or its pictorial likeness :-in fact, all reading lessons given to young children should partake of the nature of object-lessons. Teachers at present begin at the wrong end and employ the synthetical method, where they ought to use analysis. With respect to the difficulties of orthography, we suspect that they will be easily overcome by reading and dictation more than by any artificial plans whatever. Mr. Hopkins's book, however, has considerable merit in its way, and in the hands of a judicious teacher (who cares not for his trouble) cannot fail to be very useful. The author shows his good sense and liberality by recommending Parker's Exercises, which are by far the best works that have ever come under our notice.

LITERATURE AND SCIENCE.

Elements of Chemistry. By the late Dr. TURNER. A new edition

much enlarged, by Wilton Turner and Dr. LIEBIG. 8vo.

Part I. Inorganic Chemistry. Taylor and Walton. The name of Dr. Turner bears with it its own recommendation. Though dead,-he yet speaketh” to the hearts of all who knew him either as a man of science or in private life. Few, very few ever_left behind them a larger number of mourning friends and admirers. Dr. Turner's work on chemistry is too well known to require that we should expatiate on its merits : our object is merely to notice the labours of Mr. Wilton Turner and his coadjutor. The former was educated in his brother's laboratory, and he has evinced a taste for and knowledge of his science that give him just claim to be well considered among the teachers of chemistry ;-Dr. Liebeg of Giessen in Hesse Darmstadt is the most celebrated analytical chemist in Germany,—and it was Dr. Turner's intention, even had he lived, to commit the latter part of the work to him exclusively.

That portion of the work now before the public has been edited by Mr. W.

Turner, and it is only just to remark that the amount and intrinsic value of
the additions indicaté both talent and industry. We sincerely hope-nay
confidently expect that Turner's Chemistry will long continue to be the text
book for students in all parts of the empire.
The Science of Geology. By Xaoç. pp. 78. John Reid, Glasgow.
This would have been an exceedingly useful work, were its pages less abun-
dant in technical terms, which rather tend to embarrass than enlighten the
mind of the young pupil. It is nevertheless well worthy of becoming a
standard school-book.
Lectures on Entomology. By John BARLOW Burton. pp. 48.

Simpkin and Marshall.
The little pamphlet before us is illustrated by some good drawings connected
with the subject, and is written in an intelligible and comprehensive style.
The account of the Vanessa Atalanta is singular, and would have been extracted
as a specimen of the work, had not our limits arbitrarily compelled us thus
briefly to notice an useful publication.
The Book of Gems. Edited by S. C. Hall, Esq. Whittaker and Co.
This beautiful work comprises “Specimens and Illustrations of the Modern
Poets and Artists of Great Britain," and does considerable credit to the talented
Editor who superintended its arrangement. In some instances short biogra-
phies of a few of the authors are appended; and the illustrations are of the
highest order of merit. The principal poets, whose works are noticed, are
Moore, Byron, Southey, Scott, Hemans, Shelley, Campbell, T. K. Hervey,
Crabbe, Sotheby, &c. But we must not forget to include Wolfe—the talented
author of “The Burial of Sir John Moore".

!--a poem beautifully illustrated in the work under notice by W. Harvey (artist) and J. Brain (engraver). It would be difficult to extract from a volume composed of extracts : our critical notice on the specimens of the writings of the poets whose names are mentioned in the “ Book of Gems” will therefore allude to the only one bad extract of the whole, and that is Leigh Hunt's “ Abou Ben Adhem and the Angel."

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MISCELLANEOUS.
My Book; or, The Anatomy of Conduct. By John Henry Skel-

One Vol. 8vo. pp. 208. Simpkin and Marshall.
We have been much pleased with the perusal of this work; especially as it is
our opinion that books of an instructive nature, and those which relate to the
customs and usages of society, are much more likely to improve the tastes
and manners of an entire people than the usually uninstructive novels or la-
boured tales which now issue in numbers from the teeming press of London.
It is almost impossible for any one to read the excellent volume before us,
however refined may be his taste, or however exalted his moral character,
without gaining some useful hints which will be found exceedingly beneficial
to those whose situations in life have not enabled them to mix with the higher
orders of society. Thus may he learn by a few hours' perusal of a book that
knowledge which whole years of experience would scarcely allow him to ac-
quire—and those years having been passed amidst mortifications, conscious-
ness of slighted merit, and disappointment! Let not the public deem it an
example of extravagant praise, if we recommend the “ Society for the Promo-
tion of Useful Knowledge” to effect an arrangement with the author of " My
Book,” by which an almost similar work, but one more adapted to the tastes
and capacities of the middling classes, may be offered to the world. An ex-
tensive circulation of such a work would not only be assured, but also at-

tended with essential benefits to that influential and respectable order to whom it should be particularly-indeed, solely addressed.

We offer the following extract as a specimen of the author's style :

“ Virtue, considered in reference to all the relative duties-and virtue, as understood in common parlance, is as the whole range of duty abstractedly merging in one given quality. The man of fashion smiles if virtue-or vir. tuous conduct be attributed to him; and the use of the word in the presence of a lady is considered an indelicate allusion :-yet, in that one word ' virtue,' is included-piety to God—justice to man, and chastity to ourselves,-together with the assemblance of all the cardinal virtues, briefly stated in Prudence-Fortitude-Temperance-and Justice. The man blushes as much at the imputation of its possession, as the woman does at its loss. Known in its proper and most comprehensive sense, virtue cannot exist in the breast of those who are in the habitual indulgence of any secret or cherished sin, or in the continued neglect of any duty; active sin and passive neglect being equally criminal. If you have a doubt on your mind as to the propriety of an action, it is sin if it be not withstood. Such is virtue; this divine attribute

hath its content so absolute,' that the heart being free from self-accusation, it takes the edge from worldly misery, and adds a charm to its passing joys; then, as our career draws to a close, the prospect is cheered by that quiet monitor-by a well-placed hope in another and a better world.”

Speaking of authors, page 127, we find the following proper remarks :

“The manner in which authors disparage each other is not in good taste. In every other profession, calling, or trade, an honour or benefit conferred on one of its members is appreciated by the whole; but in the fraternity of scribes, you find envy, hatred, malice, and all uncharitableness. In these improved and improving times, such things should be amended. Never let us endeavour to elevate ourselves by depressing another-lout au contraire : for my part-I only censure to amend.”

In conclusion, we cannot too strongly recommend this excellent work to all families and schools, as one eminently calculated to instruct and edify young people. Heaven Entered; or, The Spirit in Glory Everlasting. By JOSEPH

FREEMAN This unpretending little volume is the third of a series on the heavenly state. -"The doctrine of another and happier world being universally admitted by the good of every church and denomination,"—the Author's object is to give "something like a definite and consistent form to their meditations upon this delightful theme.” And although aware that, in the language of a modern writer, “ failure in such an attempt is more or less inevitable,” he yet hopes “it may be better to contemplate the great subject, and assist others to contemplate it, even thus imperfectly, that not at all.” In the course of the work, the Author has endeavoured to depict the feelings of the righteous man's spirit on the verge of its departure,—to trace its progress through the ethereal regions--and to describe its happy reception on the borders of the blessed.

The benefit likely to result from a careful perusal of such works,—the direct tendency of which is, to familiarize the mind, amidst the absorbing cares of life, with those things which, though unseen, will shortly be realized, cannot be overrated. The Notes, inserted by way of appendix, will be found to contain many valuable extracts from eminent writers, corroborative of the Author's sentiments. We gladly recommend the whole series to the attention of the serious public.

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