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I should like to give it in a note to S. Pa- Arabia. Query, if reclaimable? Take trick's Purgatory, but for its length. from the Arab his horse, and he must be

December.—The senate passed a decree take himself to the pastoral state. to make the year begin in that month, be- Camel. Professor Heering's letter on cause Nero was born in it!—Tacitus, book introducing them at the Cape.—Monthly xiii.' GORDON, vol. 2, p. 516.

Magazine, January 1800. He forgets that L'Almanac chantant de M. Nau.

this animal seems made by nature for a L'Année sacrée de Pierre-Juste Sautel, level country only. Jesuite.

Slavery of women. Vashti and AhaLa Madelaine au Désert de la SainteBeaume, en Provence, par Pierre de St. Balm. Martyrs' blood at Beder.—Carlos Louis. Un chef-d'æuvre etonnant de ridi- | Magno. p. 44, 61. The balsam of Feracule et de mauvais goût," says the A. Sa- braz. Sympathetic powder.—Sir K. Digby. ”


Fatalism. The story of Solomon. Our The Death of Joan of Arc must be a re- follies in England. The marked for death gular drama.

in Carlos Magno, 255. Inoculation strange,

but beauty the most saleable commodity ; Notes for Thalaba.

and thus interest sets aside the creed. Poison from a red-headed Christian. Nightingale. Gongora. Strada. A.Phil. Garcilasso, 1,3; Nieuhoff, 97, 2. “ Three lips. Crashaw. ounces of a red-haired wench.” Dogs roll

Palace of Irem. Gongora. Escurial. in a putrid carcase; yet the skin of man

Magical travelling. History of North absorbs the poison.-Garcilasso, 2, 3. Mad Guadalupe, p. 246. The woman who told dogs perhaps analogous; yet red hair a

her husband the devil was coming for her. beauty then.—Absalom.

The Frenchman's scheme for getting out Ornaments. Incas' liberality to their of the whirl of the world; rising up at subjects. Savages.-Kellet, p. 114.

Paris, and dropping down at the antipodes.

. Jugglers. Tavernier. Query, the science

-Jehan Molinet, 181. of the priests.

Superstition of emitted light. VasconNorthern Lights. There is a passage in cellos, 211, 229. Dee lights. Corpse Tacitus certainly descriptive of this pheno- candles. Is Moses's forehead the fountain menon.-Pennant. R. B. account of pro

of this ? The primary light which kindled digies. Noise of the rising sun, 3. C. 25.

them ? The Mohammedans write often of Polygamy perhaps the radical evil of the his shining hand. east. Domestic slavery leading to the

The balance of the dead.—Carlos Magno. opinion that despotism was equally neces

287. sary in a state as in a family. Something

Bird-parasol. Anchieta. The one-footed like polygamy among the Jews.

man in the Margarita Philosophica. Persians — why better than the Turks

Magic.—English Chaplain, 3, cap. 8. with the same government and religion ?

Bird of the Brain. Seat of the Soul. painting allowed, and wine; more litera

Otaheitean opinion. ture; courteous to Europeans, so as to be

A good mock-philosophic note might be called the Frenchmen of the East.

made upon the changes produced in the

earth by the falling in of the Dom-Daniel. "I think there is a mistake here. The two The origin of the Maelstrom proved to passages in the “Annals” occur, lib. xv. c. 74, have been this. Increase of cold' also in lib. xvi. 12. In the first, the words are “Mensis quoque Aprilis Neronis cognomentum acci.

those regions, the rush of the waters haperet.” In the second,“ Aprilem eumdemque Neroneum."-J. W. W.

| Lord Dreghorn, &c.

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ving put out a great portion of the central Fugit Hinda speculatores canitiei meæ fire; hence no vineyards in England as Cepitq; eam fastidium ab inclinatione formerly. Consequences from the im

capitis mei. mense quantity of steam thus generated.- Ita mos est Diabolis, ut fugiant Geyser.

Ubi apparuerint stellæ volantes." Thus was the Dom-Daniel formed. The

Yahya Ebn Said. Abul Pharajuis. explosion of the earth from the sun took place in consequence of the war in heaven. The Devil and his angels were projected

From the Koran. with the fluid mass; but the heavier bodies in this projectile motion necessarily stones prepared for the unbelievers."

" Fear the fire, whose fewel is men and became outermost, and in their whirling

Ch. 2. vorticed the evil spirits into the centre. There their breath, naturally warm, and “ VERILY those who disbelieve our signs, now more heated, formed the central ca

we will surely cast to be broiled in hell verns — air-bubbles in the fused earth. fire. So often as their skins shall be well When they burrowed they made volcanos ; | burned, we will give them other skins in exthe mountains in which these craters are change, that they may take the sharper torformed being only the mole-hills which they ment.”—Ch. 4.

“ THERE is no kind of beast on earth, “ And thus they spend

nor fowl which flieth with its wings, but the The little wick of life's poor shallow lamp,

same is a people like unto you; we have In playing tricks with nature, giving laws

not omitted any thing in the book of our To distant worlds, and trifling in their own."

decrees; then unto their Lord shall they CowPER.

return."-Ch. 6. Coffee.-Olearius. Parrot.-Bruce.

“ With him are the keys of the secret Ablutions. The Moors prohibited the things, none knoweth them besides himself: use of baths.

he knoweth that which is on the dry land, 10. Okba fulfilling the prophecy. Dam

and in the sea ; there falleth no leaf but pier. Curious prophecy, that worked its

he knoweth it; neither is there a single own accomplishment.

grain in the dark parts of the earth, neither Henna, the Portuguese phrase for a cox

a green thing, nor a dry thing, but it is comb.

written in the perspicuous book.”—Ch. 6. “ Some Jews have a diminutive opinion of the book of Esther, because the word “ It is he who hath ordained the stars Jehova is not to be found in all the extent for you, that ye may be directed thereby thereof."-FULLER. Triple Reconciler, 131. in the darkness of the land, and of the sea."

Solomon — whom many, says Gaffarel, -Ch. 6. very inconsiderately reckon among the damned.

“ He would not open his lip to speech, Sailing carriages would be the best mode

or suffer the fish of reply to swim in the of travelling in Arabia.

sea of utterance."-BAHAR-DANUSH. In Adamson's Senegal. An account of riding ostriches.

“ By wheedling and coaxing, she preB. Diaz, p. 4, says, that in some of his vailed upon him to remove the cover from voyages they suffered so much from thirst the jar of secrecy, and pour the wine of that their lips and tongues had chaps in his inmost thoughts into the cup of relathem with dryness.

tion." - Ibid.

“ FARTHER, the light-footed steed of Optabilius nobis ac dulcius videtur, quam the pen has not found permission to pro- virginis suavium.'” ceed on the plain of prolixity.”—Ibid.

Poeseos Asiat. Com.

“ Tue Jonas of day descends into the belly of the whale of the west."--Ibid. · Juvenis, qui post mortem ob liberalita

tem suam vivit, Sicut pratum post imbris effusionem vires

cit." " La mañana desterrava

In libro HAMASA. Poes., &c. Con azotas de luz, la noche esaura."


“ VIDI in hortulo violam, “ ABSALON.--Hasta los hombros pende su Cujus folia rore splendebant; cabello

Similis erat flos ille (puellæ) cæruleos Mas que el oro de Arabia roxo, y bello."

habenti oculos

Quorum cilia lacrymas stillant." “ Cada año qual renuevo lo cortava

Ebu Rumi. Poeseos, &c. A damas se vendia para ornato."


“ILLIDE ignem illum nobis liquidum, "Tuis conversation resembles the falla- Hoc est, ignem illum aquæ similem affer.”

HAFEZ. cious

appearance of water in a desart, which ends in bitter disappointment to the stag parched with thirst."-SACONTALA.

“MEDICINAM (vinum) quæ somni origo sit,


“ ABSALOM so absolutely fair

“ ERADICer te Deus, ignave miles ; He farre puff*d up, died wavering in the Nunquam te irrigent matutinæ nubis guttæ! air,-

Neu fundat pluviam nubes super domicilia A growing gallows grasping tumid hope,

tribûs, The wind was hangman, and his hairs the Ubi tu commoraris, neu virescant eorum rope."

colles !
LORD STIRLINE. Doomsday, 6th Hour. Induisti, o fili Bader, ignominiæ

Pallium, nec te deserent illum secuturæ

De Antaræ et Ablæ amoribus." “ MOHAMMEDES vinum appellabat ma

Sir W. J. trem peccatorum ; cui sententiæ Hafez, Anacreon ille Persarum, minime ascribit suam ; dicit autem

"A DULCIBUS Hafezi numeris stillat im· Acre illud (vinum) quod vir religiosus

mortalitatis aqua."—HAFEZ. matrem peccatorum? vocitat,

" His fingers, in beauty and slenderness 1 " But Thalaba took not the draught; appearing as the Yed? Bieza, or like rays For rightly he knew had the prophet forbidden That beverage, the mother of sin,” &c.

Thalaba, Book vi. p. 25.-J. W. W. 2« The miraculously shining hand of Moses."


of the sun, being tinged with Hinna, seemed I think a good story may be made of branches of transparent red coral.”—Intro- Robin Hood—my old favourite. It must duction to the Bahar-Danush, or Garden of have forest scenery, forest manners, and Knowledge, by EINAIUTOOLLAH. Translated outlaw morality. Should he be the prinby Scott.

cipal character, or like the Arthur of Spen

ser-a kind of tutelary hero? “ My joints and members seemed as if

Some tale of feudal tyranny may be they would separate from each other, and grafted on; perhaps made the principal

action. A neif with an evil lord. the bird of life would quit the nest of my

The body."


of Robin Hood is in every point

favourable. The royal authority was lax “ The bird of my soul became a captive enough to allow any undue power to a disin the net of her glossy ringlet."l_BAHAR- tant lord. The crusading spirit abroad, DANUSH.

some little heresy also in the world; chi

valry in perfection ; and practical equality “She had laid aside the rings which used in Sherwood. to grace

her ankles, lest the sound of them Perhaps the old system of wardship would should expose her to calamity." — Asiatic be the best hinge. For the first time I wish Researches.

for my law books.

But with all this, what becomes of the

pastoral ? Every thing, however, that is The grave of Francisco Jorge, the Ma- good in the pastoral may still be retained. ronite martyr, was visited by two strange Scenes of natural beauty, and descriptions birds, white, and of unusual size. They of simple life. emblemed, says Vasconcellos, the purity The popular belief of fairies, goblins, and the indefatigable activity of his soul.

witches, and ghosts, and the Catholic saintsystem render any machinery needless.

It is difficult to avoid a moral anachronPastoral Poetry.

ism. We can go back to old scenery and PASTORAL poetry must be made inter- old manners, but not to old associations. esting by story. The characters must be In this subject I shall not much feel this such as are to be found in nature; these defect. There is no difficulty in thinking must be sought in an age or country of like Robin Hood ; and persecuted affection simple manners.

must feel pretty much the same in all ages. The shepherds and shepherdesses of ro

In this I can introduce the fine incident mance are beings that can be found no- of my schoolboy tale. After long absence where. Such a work will not, therefore, a young man approaches his native castle. be pastoral, but it will be something better. and finds it in ruins. It is evening; and It will neither have pastoral love nor pasto- by the moonlight he sees a woman sitting ral verses.

on a grave. His beaver is down. She runs

to him, and calls him father; for it is his | Are these merely metaphorical ? or do they sister, watching her father's grave, a maniac. allude to the “perched birds of the brain" of the Moallakat - the Pagan Arabs' belief? was it from a wish to conciliate these Pagans, that

Extracts. the souls of the blessed are said to animate green birds in the groves of paradise ?

“ Admir'd and lost, just welcom'd and deParrots are called in the Bahar-Danush “ the

plor'd, green vested resemblers of heaven's dwellers.” So again “ the bird of understanding filed

Cam'st thou, fair nymph, to wake delight from the nest of my brain.

and grief;

Like Lapland summers, with each beauty | In the sun's palace-porch; where, when stor'd,


(wave. Transient like them, and exquisitely brief?" His chariot wheel stands midway in the Mrs. West's elegy on a young lady who

Shake one, and it awakens; then apply died soon after her marriage.

Its polish'd lips to your attentive ear,
And it remembers its august abodes
And murmurs as the ocean murmurs there."]

Ibid. “WHOEVER casts up his eyes loseth the idea of Paradise."

" And the long moon-beam on the hard In the inscription over the portal of the

wet sand famous mausoleum at Com. Chardin.

Lay like a jasper column half uprear'd."


“ O QUAM verenda micat in oculis lenitas ! | “Nor is there aught above like Jove himMinantur et rident simul."


[fixt, Chinese ode, in Sir W. Jones's “ Poeseos Aught but, with supplicating knee, the

Nor weighs against his purpose, when once Asiaticæ Commentarii.”

prayers. Swifter than light are they, and every face

Though different, glows with beauty: at the The Silkworm.


[kind, “MILLE legunt releguntq; vias, atq; orbibus Of mercy, when clouds shut it from manorbes

They fall bare-bosomed; and indignant Agglomerant, cæco donec se carcere claudant Jove

(voice Sponte suâ."—VIDA.

Drops at the soothing sweetness of their
The thunder from his hand."—Ibid.

IU Poets. “ Haud longum tales ideo lætantur, et ipsi

Ainsi, dans ce cachot, dans ce séjour du Sæpe suis superant monumentis, illaudatique crime, Extremum ante diem fætus flevere caducos, Où la mort s'essayait à fraper sa victime, Viventesq; suæ viderunt funera famæ.” Dieu laissait échaper, de son sein glorieux,

Ibid. Un rayon du bonheur dont on jouit aux


Telle, en un souterrein, une faible ouverQuando fuerça a Saul humano rito

ture En ella entrar, con habitos caydos

Laisse entrer sous la voûte, une lumière Por pagar lo que deve al appetito." David. del Doctor JACOBO UZIEL.

Dont le mobile éclat, dans l'ombre répandu,

Rejouit le captif sur la terre étendu."

LE SUIRE. “A tatter'd cloak that pride wears when

Applied to one solitary and cherished deform'd."-GEBIR.

hope, the simile is striking.

" But I have sinuous shells, of pearly hue Within, and they that lustre have imbibed

| The reader will recollect that Wordsworth has the same image. The next image Southey once told me he thought almost unequalled.

J. W. W.

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