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sentiments such as in this instance it has been employed to ex-
press. But beyond the circle of those friends for whose gratifi-
cation, no doubt, the fairly written, hot pressed manuscript was
entrusted to the black hands of the compositor, such a volume
can scarcely be expected to excite a permanent interest. Politi-
cal economists tell us that the real price of a thing always repre-
sents the quantity of labour exerted in its production. This
remark will in a qualified sense apply very generally to literary
productions; for it is men of the greatest genius that take the
greatest pains, and whose works are, in fact, as estimated by the
labour bestowed upon them, the most costly. The poems in the
collection before us, appear to have severally occupied as much
pains or mental labour as the occasion demanded; and the result
bears a fair proportion to the pains : if, then, the price set upon
them by the indifferent reader be but adequate to the cost of pro-
duction, and their value be estimated by the greater or less
facility with which they might be replaced by a fresh supply of a
similar article, the Writer will have no reason to complain. In
order to favour her interests in this respect as much as possible,
we shall make room for two short extracts, in the selection of
which we do her no injustice.
Ode written when the French subjugated Ilolland, Switzerland, and

'Tis holy ground ye tread-
Why o'er the peaceful, wave the gory spear?
Why, scorn the Sufferer in your proud career?

How are their fond hopes fled,
Who late, in praises to the LORD OF ALL, '
Hail'd, with exulting heart, the liberty of Gaul !

• Come is thy day of woe,
Batavia! whose renown o'er many a Land
Was spread for ages. Erst thy patriot Band

Appall’d the tyrant Foe.
Their armour Faith, resistless as the sway
Of Ocean rous'd by Storms, they rush'd their fateful way,

« City of equal Laws !
City of Science, and of Lore divine !
Who will not mourn, that Bulwarks such as thine

No more the Spoiler awes ?
Nameless among the Nations ! who shall trace
Where Calvin's wisdom rear'd his chosen holy place?

" Thy Vales, thy Mountains wild.
Helvetia! Freedom roam'd with jocund heart,
And little thought she from the Scenes to part,

Where she so long had smil'd.
Ah! rush'd the Foemthy Sons, thy Daughters pour ;
Heroic deeds are done ;--but Freedom smiles no more.

• Why could not Pity spare,
Wide grasping Gaul ! the Scenes by love endear'd?
Couldst thou detest the generous toils that rear'd

All that was lovely there?
Even round the dread Volcano smile the Vales;
Around thee ruthless Gaul! wide-wasted Nature wails.

• Is Hope forever Aled?
Shall Freedom never to her haunts return ?
Nations ! by all your wrongs indignant burn,

For you your Sires have bled.
« Strong in the Lord,” like them, undaunted rise,

Nor longer pour your souls in unavailing sighs.' On hearing, when confined by indisposition, the bell ring for Public

"Tho' not to me these solemn tones repeat

The oft loved warning to the Holy Place,
My heart will joy, while others happier meet,

Mingling their wishes at the Throne of Grace
In lowliness of soul. On my fixed ear,

Loud as “ the voice of many waters," roll
The halleluiahs. O! propitious hear,

Thou Holiest! and each earthly wish control,
Which Sin, insidious to betray, inspires

Even in thy hallowed Courts. 0! put to shame
Her impious counsels, and her dark desires ;

For where Thy Chosen gather in Thy name;
Hast Thou not promis'd, Lord ! to meet them there,
“ And make them joyful in Thy House of Prayer ?!!!

Art, X. Remarks on the present System of Road Making, with Ob

servations, deduced from Practice and Experience, with a view to a Revision of the Existing Laws, and the Introduction of Improve. ment in the Method of making, repairing, and preserving Roads, and defending the Road Funds from Misapplication. Third edition. with Additions. By John Loudon Me Adam, Esq. General Surveyor of the Roads in the Bristol District. 8vo. pp. 196. Lon.

don. 1820. DR. Johnson, if we recollect right, thought that the acme of posi,

tive gratification was, being wbirled along in a post chaise and four. If it be sọ, it were easy to shew how much of human happiness must depend on the state of the Roads, and how much gratitude is consequently due to the professor-or, should we say? the discoverer-of the infant science of road-making. To a person of Dr. Johnson's sluggish flow of spirits and iron nerves, however, it is possible that no small part of the vigorous excitement which formed the essence of the pleasure, would be supplied by the very circumstances that Mr. M° Adam bas 80 benevolently stepped forward to obviate : it was the pleasant

jolt and rattle occasioned by the resistance of a loose and rough road, or the still more vivacious movement produced by what was once in a country town a pavement, together with the perpetual indefinite expectation of some adventure worthy of being journalized, by which were kept alive a complacent sense of conrage in braving the ever present danger, and that pleasing terror which is so nearly allied to the sublime,“it was, we take it, the stimulating agitation arising from all this put together, that made the great Moralist so happy; happy as a child in a round-about, happy as a well-partnered lass in a country dance, or, as a Parisian taking the gentle exercise of the Montagnes Russes. But Mr. M‘Adam is for destroying much of this pleasure. He would have a road to be an artificial flooring coinposed of a strong, smooth, solid surface, over which carriages may pass without any impediment; he would have no barrelled roads that keep a carriage upon an agreeable slope, deeming a fall of three inches in a road thirty feet wide quite sufficient for the purpose of draining it; be would have no ruts, no gridironed roads, as they term, in some parts, such as have been cut into longitudinal furrows; he would have no heaps of loose, unsifted gravel thrown on the top of a road already too convex, for the purpose of exercising the dexterity of the coachman and the muscles of his cattle in crossing and quartering, while the wheels grate horrible music :-in fact, he is for reducing the pleasures of travelling to the common-place qualities of safety and expedition. To fathers of families, indeed, to plain, plodding men of business, to all persons of weak nerves and physical irritability, to coach proprietors, who naturally wish their horses to last three years on the average if possible, as well as to all persons who were in favour of Lord Erskine's bill against cruelty to animals,-finally, to all those who grumble at paying a high toll for the privilege of travelling on a bad road, Mr. M'Adam's labours may not appear wholly unimportant and uninteresting; and to them we very strongly recommend the perusal of the remarks and documents contained in the present volume. Next in importance to the consideration which relates to their personal safety and that of their families, and the wear and tear of their property, will appear to them the economical bearings of Mr. M'Adam's scheme. The gross abuses arising both from ignorance and peculation which bave long been suffered to exist in the application of the tolls, form one subject to which Mr. M'A. forcibly invites the attention of the Legislature: the waste of public money in this way, is estimated at one eighth of the road revenue of the kingdom at large, the proportion near London being much greater. The volume is, in fact, replete with very valuable information.


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