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world which she receiveth from the sun, so The skylark,—-rising as if he would soar
we ought to bestow the benefits received of to heaven, and singing as sweetly and as
God to the profit and commodity of our happily as if he were there.
neighbour."-Wir's Commonwealth.

The wind hath a human voice.
Meet adversity - like the cedar in the

July 1822.

on the lake with
The enchanted fountains to the sources Lightfoot, between the General's Island and
of Whang-ho.

St. Herbert's, and nearly midway between
Convulsions in eastern kingdoms -- to a

the east and west sides. The water was per-
stone cast into a green-mantled pool; for fectly still, and not a breath of air to be
a moment it is disturbed, but the green felt. We were in fine weather, but on the
stagnation covers it again.

eastern side a heavy shower was falling, Sound of a trumpet-tı Virgil's statue by within a quarter of a mile of us, and the Naples.

sound which it made was louder than the Bitter resentment, revenge that requires loudest roaring of Lodore, so as to astonish blood—the sting of a scorpion, only to be us both. I thought that a burst had haphealed by crushing it and binding it on the pened upon Walla crag, and that the sound wound.

proceeded from the ravines bringing down
White heat, tremulous, intense-like the their sudden torrents. But it was merely
sup if steadily beheld.

the rain falling on the lake when every thing
Look of love to the intense affection in
the eye of the ostrich when fixed on its egg.
Sorrow, misfortunes.--I have seen a dark

BELL - RINGING, a music which nature
cloud that threatened to hide the moon, adopts and makes her own, as the winds
grow bright as it passed over her, and only play with it.
make her more beautiful. August 7, Cin-

“ The olive will hardly admit of any graft,
tra, eleven at night.

by reason of its fatness, nor will the grafts Violet virtues-discovered by their sweet

of it easily thrive in any other stock."-DR.
ness, not their show.

Jackson, vol. 2, p. 639.
“Upon the lake lie the long shadows of thy
towers." Shadows seem to sink deep in

It is remarkable that Reginald Heber
dark water.

should never have noticed the 'pale trans-
Desertion-weeds seeding in the garden lucent green' of an evening sky, till he saw
or court-yard, or on the altar.

it on his voyage to India. - Journal, vol. 1,

Pine and fir groves said to form fine

TURNER's Tour in the Levant, vol. 3, p.

175. “From the tomb of Orchan I vainly
M. de la Hire after Leonardo da Vinci looked for the miraculous drum which was
observes that any black body viewed through said to sound of itself every night, and on
a thin white one gives the sensation of blue;
and this he assigns as the reason of the blue- enquiry was informed that it was burnt in

the last great fire-at Brusa.”
ness of the sky, the immense depth of which
being wholly devoid of light, is viewed

SUNSHINE in sheets and fulls of light
through the air illuminated and whitened by through the refts in a cloud.
Chama Gigas — the name of those huge

| His old friend, the Rev. Nicholas Lightfoot.
scallop shells which are placed about foun-

See Life and Correspondence, vol. v. 118. tains.

J. W. W.

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At the edge of the frozen lake, opposite FLIES in a bed room when the window to Lord's Island, the frost had formed little curtain is drawn appear in a glance of light, crystalline blossoms on the ice wherever like fire-flies, where they flit across the sunthere was the point of a rush to form a nu- beam, that beam not being otherwise visible cleus. These frost flowers were about the except where it falls upon the wall. size of the little blue flower with the orange eye, (O) and exceedingly beautiful, bright First Rochelle expedition. " Men fell as silver.

a-rubbing of armour which a great while

had lain oyled."-SIR H. Wotton, p. 222. 3 March, 1829. The lake perfectly still in a mild clear day ; but at once a motion

“ Sol la cicala col nojoso metro began upon it between the Crag and Stable Fra i densi rami del fronzuto stelo hill, as if an infinite number of the smallest Le valli e i monti assorda, e'l mare, e'l cielo." conceivable fish were lashing it with their

ARIOSTO, C. 8. st. 20. tails. What could possibly occasion this, neither I, nor Bertha and Kate, who were Grass twinkling with the morning dew. with me, could discover or imagine. It abated gradually.

Ferran Gonzalez, Count of Castille. " WHERE the rainbow toucheth the tree, no caterpillar will hang on the leaves.”

FERRAN GONZALEZ had slain in battle

Sancho Abarea, King of Navarre, with his
own hand. He had not provoked the war :

Sancho had often infested Castille, and an-
In the Secchia Rapita the hammer of the

swered the Count's remonstrances and debell is spoken of

mands of restitution by defying him. He “Il martello de la maggior campana." sent home the body honourably.

Canto 1. x. Teresa, Queen dowager of Leon, was and the fire-flies — but in a way worthy of daughter of Sancho and sister to Garcia such a writer.

Abarea, then reigning in Navarre. There “E le lucciole uscian con cul de foco,

exists a jealousy between Sancho of Leon

and the Count, whom his victories and reStelle di questa nostra ultima sfera."

nown made too formidable for a vassal. At 8. i.

a Cortes which he attended, Sancho had

asked of him his horse and his hawk. These I NOTICED a very pretty image by the side

the Count would have given, but the King of a little and clear runlet, the large butter- would only receive them as a purchase-and cups on its margin moved when there was

contracted for 1000 marks, to be paid on a no wind, rocked by the rapid motion of its

certain day, if not, the debt was daily to stream,

double ;

it was his own contract. The writ

ings were drawn out“ partidas por A.B.C.” The horse-chestnut in the way in which and sealed and witnessed in all form. At its boughs incline to rest upon the ground, this same Cortes, Teresa proposed to the resembles the fig-tree.

Count, her niece Sancha of Navarre for wife.

This was concerted with Garcia, that so he “ ACHILLES' shield being lost on the seas might entrap Ferran, and imprison or slay by Ulysses, was tossed by the sea to the him in revenge of his father's death. tomb of Ajax, as a manifest token of his A meeting was appointed to conclude the right.”—Euphues.

marriage, each party to be accompanied by

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only five knights. The Count kept his SABBATH of Hell. See the legend of Jumise; Garcia brought thirty-five, and seized | das and St. Brandon. How much more huhim, but not till after a hard resistance, for manly is this conceived than Monti's Sonthe Castilians refuged in an Ermida, and de- net, vol. 17, p. 77, who describes Justice as fended it till they had secured their lives by writing upon the traitor's forehead as soon a capitulation. The five knights were re- as he has expired, sentence of eternal damleased, the Count fettered and imprisoned. nation, with the blood of Christ ! dipping

A Lombard Count on pilgrimage to San- her finger in the blood. This is hideous ! tiago, visits Ferran in prison, and upbraids The angels, says the second sonnet, made Sancha for her part in the wrong. She sent fans of their wings to shut out the sight. her damsel to see him, and then went herself; the marriage promise passed between

Si fer de l'ale a gli occhi una visiera." them, and they fled together;

his chains were

I thought I had done when at the end of heavy, and she at times sustained them. A

the first sonnet, but it seems there is yet a priest who was riding with hawk and hound, third, to tell us that as the soul bad rediscovers them, and only consents to let the sumed flesh and bone, the sentence appearCount escape on condition that Sancha

ed in red letters,—it frightened the damned abandons her person to him, she retires with

-he tried to tear it out, but God had fixed him, contrives to throw him down, and Fer

it there.
ran kills him with a knife. They proceed,
and meet the Castilians coming to his res-

“ Ne sillaba di Dio mai si cancella!”
cue, with a stone image of the Count before Perhaps this horrible absurdity suggested
them, which they had sworn never to for- to Lewis bis fine picture of the Wandering

Garcia infests Castille till the patience of
the Count fails, and he meets him in a
pitched battle, defeats and takes him-he

A good paper in the manner of Addison, refuses to liberate him at Sancha's request, might be made upon the motion of a Board but she appeals to his knights, and pleads of Suicide, instituted to grant licenses for so well that they obtain his deliverance for

that act, upon sufficient cause being shown. her sake.

The King of Leon summons him now to a Cortes, and immediately seizes him. San

Would this story mature into a useful cha sets out with her knights, leaves them

volume? concealed, and proceeds as on pilgrimage. Oliver Elton is the second son of wealthy The King of Leon allows her to see her hus- parents, who live up to the extent of their band and pass the night with him. In her income; he is not their favourite ; his mopilgrim dress Ferran escapes and joins his ther had not nursed him. She would not troops; but their aid is made needless by perform maternal duty, and was therefore an interview between Sancha and the King deprived of maternal affection. Oliver's of Leon, the able mind of the Countess over- provision was a good living; he has scrupowers him, and all is settled.

ples, and cannot accept it.

The date must be 1793. During a vacation Oliver sets out for a long walk-to bo

tanize, and to be from home. At a country Catholic Mythology.

inn, he is requested by the landlady to sit Adam in Limbo beholding the light of the in her room, the house being full. The landAnnunciation. Simile,--suggested by Bet- lord had been a respectable tradesman, by tinelli's Sonnet, Pern. Mod. 19, p. 169. misfortunes bankrupt, and reduced to this

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together, and they never fit well unless you COULD trochaic lines be introduced into
see the seam in the middle. So Warner's the rhymeless four-lined stanza ? or would
long line is splittable into the common bal- the change of cadence be too harsh ?
lad metre.
Anapæstic. Iambic. Trochaic.


Of all subjects this is the most magni6.


ficent. 5.

This is the work with which I would atThe Adonic line, the Dactylic, the Anacreontic, the Sapphic.

tempt to introduce hexameters into our lanThe sentence must not too often close on

guage. A scattered party of fifty or a huna long syllable. The trochaic line of eight

dred do nothing; but if I march a regular is the only double ending. This may be

army of some thousands into the country, palliated by running the lines into the de- well disciplined, and on a good plan, they cimal one. And the anapæstic of nine will

will effect their establishment. bear a redundant syllable at the end. There

My plan should be sketched before I have may also be occasionally introduced the tro

read Bodmer's poem ; then, if his work be chaic of six, and the Adonic, perhaps the

not above mediocrity, it may be melted at Sapphic or Phaleucian line.

my convenience into mine. Thus are there thirteen usable lines. The

For the philosophy, Burnett's Theory is more complicate ones can, however, only be

the finest possible; for machinery the Rabinserted in polishing; composition will not

bis must give it me, and the Talmuds are in pause for them.


The feelings must be interested for some

of those who perished in the waters. A Metrical Memoranda.

maiden withheld from the ark by maternal How would the galloping dactylic metre love, and her betrothed self-sacrificed with suit to be written rhymelessly? rhyme is

her. Their deaths and consequent beatieven less essential to harmony here than in


may be deeply affecting. In the desthe iambic cadence, for the lyric there would potism that has degraded the world, and be the four-lined stanza of two twelve, two

made it fit only for destruction, there is room nine, with all its changes.

for strong painting. The Anakim have once * 12 12 9 9

already destroyed mankind ! 9 9 12 12

March 26, 1800. 12 9 9 12

I HAVE read the Noachid of Bodmer; it 9 12 12 9 In these long lines there is danger lest the deserve to be followed, in adopting the sys

In one point only does it epithets should be too frequent.

tem of Whiston, and destroying the world Of these duodecimo lines there is no frac- by the approximation of a comet,

This tion but the 9, for 8 and 9 are convertible, may be ingrafted upon Burnett's Theory. like 11 and 12, and 6 would be halving the long line only. The 7 makes a good line, June 29, 1801. the last half of a pentameter.

Iris unfortunate that Shem and Ham can

not be christened. With rhyme a correspondent metre to Japhet, the European inheritor, must be that of the ebb tide would have a good ef- the prominent personage, and brimful of fect, rhyming alternately thus,

patriotism he should be. Some visit, per9 12 12 9

haps, to Enoch in paradise. The death of

is a bad poem.

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one of the just may tell well. A father of humanity in only destroying balf,—when
one of the wives; his son should be the love | Noah threatens all with extermination.
victim. A martyrdom also ;—some hero, At length—the doom voice was uttered,
burnt offering to the god-tyrant,—a rank and the Lord God Almighty turned from
Romish priesthood. Why not an Atheist mankind the eyes of his mercy.
friend of Noah? one who reasons from the The statue omen. They should fear Noah,
wickedness of the world, a good man, but and attempt to destroy him so; but the blow
not stiff-necked, who has never swallowed harms not the statue's head, it shivers the
the poker of principle, nor laced on the mallet, and palsies the arm that struck.
strait waistcoat of conscience, an incense- The peace-virtues of the holy family, vi-
burner to the idols whom he derides. olet virtues more sweet than showy. The

Anguish of Noah when the sentence of young hopes and heat of Japhet may force the world is past. The spirit of Adam him into a livelier interest; he should be for might announce it, on his own grave.

isocratizing The chief tyrant? some beef-headed boo- The general embarkation must be kept by brute.

out of sight; it savours too much of the The universal iniquity will be difficultly ridiculous. made conceivable. There must be an universal monarchy to account for it, and focus it. How to heighten the crimes ? to bring

MANGO CAPAC. about the crisis of guilt ? all must be bad, I have completely failed in attempting to even those who see the evil must seek to identify Madoc with Mango Capac. Hegoes remedy it by evil means ; some United Irish indeed to Peru, but this is all — The histoviolence.

rical circumstances totally differ, but he has The burnt offering the outstanding fi

a fleet of companions, and assumes no divine gure; a young man full of all good hopes authority ;-'therefore will I remove the and arrogance, who would revolutionize the

Welsh adventurers to Florida, and celeworld; his error, the working with evil brate the Peruvian legislation in another means, and his ruin. The final wickedness ;

poem. his death, after an Abbe Barruel-Bartholo

From whence was Mango Capac ? he new-massacre.

could not have grown up in Peru, nor inIs language equal to describe the great deed in any part of America. There is no crash ? one line of comfort must be the ter

instance, no possibility of any such character minating one- lo, yonder the ark on the growing up among savages; it is a miracle waters.

more unbelievable than his inspiration ; but The great temple-palace should be some

whence or how came he to Peru. Europe Tower of Babel building, made in despite

was too barbarous to furnish a civilizer for of prophecy, and mockery of God's venge, America ; and from Europe he must have ance. It should resist the water weight, and

taken the impossible way up the Maragnon, overlive all things, till the vault of the earth where I had led Madoc. But a European bursts.

would have been a Christian. From the Arbathan the self-confident hero. Some East his opinions might have proceeded; but act of solitary goodness seen by Japhet the voyage from Persia! its impassable should win his affections, which the darkness of conspiracy had shocked. Arbathan would act like Omniscience. He would dare do ill

| The reader is referred to the Commentarios

Reales, escritos por el Ynca Garcilusso de la Vega. for the good event. Thus, too, he should

The copy before me was SOUTHEY's. Lisboa, argue, and assume to himself the praise of l Año de M.DCIX.-J. W. W.

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