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And whirls into the abyss

That yawns to gorge its prey-
Hell black and greedy as the night cloud is

Drioking the last star's ray.
To death with her go down

Beauty, and age, and youth,
Love, courage high, and well-hoped renown,

And vows of faith and truth.
Some to their fellows cling

Amid their wild despair,
And their scream to the sullen midnight fling-

Ah, what avails it there?
Some bravely silent stand,

As if before a foe, That may do his vengeance with bloodiest hand,

Ere they a fear will show.
Some fear to madness—some

Spring o'er the vessel's side,
As if they knew that their doom was come,

And would dare it ere they died.
And pale is many a cheek,

That ne'er was pale till then ;
And tears from many a hard eye break,

That never dry again.
There feeble woman stands

Unshaken and resign'd,
While he who has led on battle-bands

Betrays a coward mind.
The nervous swimmer bere,

His garments flung away, Plunging, shapes his course he knows not where,

Through the cold and ravenous sea. A momentall is o'er!

The living, where are they? Health, courage, hope, and the bark that bore,

And their fear and agony? Still'd as an eastern waste

The hot Simoom hath sweptFor the waters on which they triumphant past,

Upon their heads have slept-
In hollow smooth deceit,

In dark tranquillity,
Heap'd o'er the dreamless night of their fate,

Where the spoils of ocean lie.
Many a sigh and tear

Have follow'd that vessel's doom, And many a heart o'er its timeless bier

Shall bleed for years to come.
But sorrow's drops are vain

Over perished mortals shed-
Oh stern is the law that exacts grief's pain,

Yet will not give back the dead!

A SCHOOLMASTER OF THE OLD LEAVEN.

The good old race of Aogging schoolmasters, who restrained the passions by giving vent to them, and took care to maintain a proper quantity of fear and tyranny in the world, are now perhaps nearly extinct; at least, are not replenished, as they used to be, with a supply of bad blood in the new ones. Education has assumed the graces fit for the calm power of wisdom. She sits now in the middle of smiles and flowers, as Montaigne wished to see her. Music is heard in her rooms; and health and vigour of body being cultivated, as well as of mind, neither master nor scholars have occasion for ill humour.

I knew a master of the old school, who fourished (no man a better rod) about thirty years back. I used to wish I was a fairy, that I might have the handling of his cheeks and wig.

He was a short thick-set man about sixty, with an aquiline nose, a long convex upper-lip, sharp mouth, little cruel eyes, and a pair of hands enough to make your cheeks tingle to look at them. I remember his short coat-sleeves, and the way in which his hands used to hang ont of his little tight wrist-bands, ready for execution. Hard little fists they were, yet not harder than his great cheeks. He was a clergyman, and his favourite exclamation (which did not appear profane to us, but only tremendous) was “ God's-my-life!" Whenever he said this, turning upon you and opening his eyes like a fish, you expected (and with good reason) to find one of his hands taking you with a pinch of the flesh under the chin, while with the other he treated your cheek as if it had been no beiter than a piece of deal.

I am persuaded there wa: some affinity between him and deal. He had a side-pocket, in which he carried a carpenter's rule (I don't know who his father was), and he was fond of meddling with carpenter's

The line and rule prevailed in his mode of teaching. I think I see him now, seated under a deal-board canopy, behind a lofty wooden desk, his wooden chair raised upon a dais of wooden steps, and two large wooden shutters or sliders projecting from the wall on either side to screen him from the wind. He introduced among us an acquaintance with manufactures. Having a tight little leg (for there was a horrible succinctness about him, through in the priestly part he tended to the corpulent), he was accustomed, very artfully, whenever he came to a passage in his lectures concerning pigs of iron, to cross one of his calves over his knee, and inform us that the pig was about the thickness of that leg. Upon which, like slaves as we were, we all looked inquisitively at his leg; as if it had not served for the illustration a hundred times.

Though serious in ordinary, and given to wrath, he was “ cruel fond” of a joke. I remember particularly his delighting to show us how funny Terence was (which is what we should never have found out); and how he used to tickle our eyes with the words “ Chremes's Daater.He had no more relish of the joke or the poetry than we had; but Terence was a school-book, and was ranked among the comic writers ; and it was his business to carry on established opinions and an authorized facetiousness.

When he ingged, he used to pause and lecture between the blows, that the instruction might sink in. We became so critical and sensi

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tive about every thing that concerned him, watching his very dress like the aspects of the stars, that we used to identify particular moods of his mind with particular wigs. One was more or less peevish; another Neronian ; a third placable and even gay; most likely the one he wore on going out to a party. There was a darkish one, old and stumpy, which

-From its horrid hair

Shook pestilence and tasks. Never shall I forget the admiration and terror, with which we bebeld M—, one summer's afternoon, when our master nodded in his chair, and we were all standing around, make slow and daring approaches upwards between this wig and the nape of the neck, with a pin! Nods of encouragement were given by some ; go it was faintly whispered by one or two. It was an unknown thing among us, for we were orderly boys at all times, and frightened ones in school. “Go it,” however, he did. Higher, a little higher, a little more high. “Hah!" cried the master, darting round; and there stood poor — all his courage gone, fascinated to the spot, the very pin upright between his fingers ! I forget what task he had ; something impossible to achieve; something too long to say by heart at once, and that would ruin the whole of his next holidays. So much for fear and respect.

I could tell tales of this man's cruelty and injustice, almost inconceivable in many such schools as we have at. present.' Our greatest check upon him, or hope of a check, (for it was hopeless to appeal against a person of his great moral character and infinite respectability) was in the subjection he himself lived in to his wife : a woman with a ready smile for us, and a fine pair of black eyes. She must have been the making of his family, if he left any. When she looked in at the door sometimes, in the midst of his tempest and rage, it was like a star to drowning mariners. Yet this man had a conscience, such as it was. He had principles, and did what he thought his duty, working hard and late, and taking less pleasure than he might have done, except in the rod. But there it was. With all his learning, he had a nervous mind and untamed passions ; and unfortunately the systems of education allowed a man at that time to give way to these, and confound them with doing his duty. He was a very lionourable man in his day, and might have been rendered a more amiable, as well as useful one in this ; but it is not the less certain (though he would have been shocked to bear it, and willingly have flogged you for saying so) that with precisely the same nature under another system of opinion, he would have made an inquisitor.

So dangerous it is to cultivate the antipathies, instead of the sympathies; and so desirable for master, as well as scholars, are the healthier and cheerfuller roads to knowledge, which philosophy has lately opened to all of us.

INDEX

TO

THE TENTH VOLUME.

A

for taking casts, ib.-a picture of Cen.
ADAM, Maitre, drinking song by, 356. nini's, 570-a translation of, would be
Agrigentum, 191.

useful, 571.
Alderman, the hunting, 543.

Childe's Destiny, the, 513.
Alphabet, defence of, 594,

Chivalry, Mills's, review of, 444—works
Ancestors, a man introduced to, 343. published on chivalry, ib.-the Tem-
Anecdote from Plutarch, 249,

plars, 445—the festivals in times of
Anthony and Cleopatra, 249.

chivalry, 447-method of cooking a
Anti-out-of-town company, the, 193. peacock in feudal ages, 448
Appeal from the old to the new world, Christmas, keeping, 514.
160.

Cigar, doggrel verses to, 86.
April verses, 363.

Civic square, the, 163.
Arthur's sword, King, 452.

Confessions of a junior Barrister, 11.
Authors and Editors, 92—various corres. Constantas, Gregory, his letter respecting
pondence of, 94, 95.

the Greek Schools, 424.

Conversations of Swift and Pope, 199.
B

Coronation of Charles the Tenth and the
Baillie, Dr. medical works of reviewed, Kings of Dawkey, 223.

364-letters of, ib. 365-studies under Costanza, 110.
Hunter, 366—aversion to sit for his Country lodgings, 323.
likeness, 367--attends the Princess Criticism on Female Beauty, 70, 140.

Amelia, 369-decline and death, 370. Crusaders, Tales of the, reviewed, 27.
Bar oratory, 167—Sir Edward Coke, bis Culprit, the universal, 251.

language and sophistry, 168, 169-un-
der the commonwealth, 171-after the

D
restoration, 172—Judge Holt and Sir Damascus, account of, 335. 433.
Benjamin Shaw, 172, 173—case of Dawkey, coronation of the kings of, 223.
Elizabeth Canning, ib.—Mr. Davy's Deep thinker, the, 441.
speech, 174.

Defence of the Alphabet, 594.
Bard's prophecy, the, 68.

Dialogue of Sir W. Temple, Dr. More,
Beirout, 534.

and William Penn, 278.
Bells of a parish church in Italy, letter

with a sportsman, 323.

Dignum and his times, 403.
Bernardo del Carpio, 428.

Dream, the maiden's, 321.
Betting, lines on, 546

Drinking song, 356.
Birth of Genius, the, 96.

Dublin, Old, by Lady Morgan, 57.
Books My, No. I. 236—II. 387.
Burke, Edmund, original letters of, 380.

E
453. 529.

East, Letters from the, No. XVII. 113–

XVIII. 335—XIX. 433-XX. 534.
с

Embellishments of London, 271-notice
Campbell, T. suggestions respecting a

ib. 272_remarks upon
London College, I-stanzas by, 289. gates as ornamental to cities, ib.-tri-
Caractacus, 333.

umphal arch at Hyde Park corner, 273
Castle, the lady of the, 207.

-origin and nse of triumphal arches,
Cennino Cennini's treatise on Painting, 274-improvements that have taken

567_his directions respecting nature, place already in the parks, 275—the
ib.-his account of colours and fresco new lodgings, 277.
painting, 568-singular commence- Epigram from Martial, 166.
ment of his treatise, 569_directions | Eternity, lines to the past, 56.
VOL. X.-1825.

to, 494.

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of a letter upon,

76

P

Ionia, lines to the ruins of, 473.
Family Journal, the, No. VIII. 41-IX. | Irish circuit, an, 393—travelling on, 394
199-X. 323–XI. 429-XII. 514.

-an Irish king's evidence, and mode
Farewell to the dart. 184.

of treatment, 395—entrance into an
Female beauty, criticism on, 70. 140. assize town, 396_description of a
Florence to Siena, a salk from, 463. crown court of assize, 397-character
Fountain, the charmed, 528.

of the lower orders of Irish ou such
Fragment, 571.

occasions, 398—Larry Cronan, 399
Furze bush, lives to the, 32.

conduct of on his trial, 401-continued,

497-remarks on Irish crime, ib.-re-
G

specting trials for rape, 498-sin-
Genlis, Madame de, review of her Me- gular trial for murder, 499, 510, 501

moirs, 78—-receives 40,040 francs for -execution of Mr. S—,506—of his
her works, 79—canting of, ib. 80-ber servant and confessions, 518.
egotism, ib.-exaggerated sentiment,
8-her trumpery criticism and eulo-

J
gium on Charles II. 82—is made a ca- Jerusalem, description of, 113.
noness at six years of age, ib.- her Junior Barrister, confessions of a, 11.
education and dress, 83_descriptions
of fashionable life, 84, 85.

K
Graves of a household, the, 534.

Kelly's memoirs, reviewed, 487-anec-
Greece in the spring of 1825, 291. 409- dote of Pachierotti, 488—singing lady

Nipoli di Romania, 292-different at Vienna, 488—Curran and Father
Greek chiess, 293–of the legislative O'Leary, 491-the Duc d'Aguillon, 491
body, 294. 295—-journey to Tripolizza, -account of Sheridan's Pizarro, 492
297–Colonel Xidi, 298-various chiefs, -anecdote of Sheridan and Harris,
30-Botzari, 301-character of the 493.
Suliots, 302—dialogue with Botzari, King's bench and its inmates, account of
303– Calamata, 306—Navarino, 309 the, 123.
-Santa Rosa's sall, 310-Spezzia, 312
-Hydra, 313— Ipsara, 317-Canaris,

L
ib. -Colouris, 318--Athens, 320-con- Lament of Alcæus upon the anniversary
cluiled, 409_Egyptian descent, ib. of his rejection by Sappbo, 566.
description of Navarino, 410-schools Landing of the pilgrim fathers in New
of Greece, 412-Egina, 413– Piada, England, 402.
414. 415—state of the garrisons, 417 Letter from Mr. Mark Higginbotham, 134.
-remarks,ib.-_Greek arıny, fleet, &c. to the bells of a parish church in
418. 419_resources, enemies, &c. 420. Italy, 494.
421.

Letters from Rome, No. III.33—IV. 243.
Greek woman, the, 174.

to County Cousins, No. IV. 123.
Grimm's Ghost, XXVI. 193–XXVII. 333

from the East, 113. 335. 433. 534.
-XXVIII. 403-XXIX. 509.

of Mr. J. Hunter, 366.
Guatemala, an account of, 578—geogra-

of Edmund Burke, original, 380.
phical description, 579-population, 453. 529.
ib.- contest with Mexico, 580, 581- Life and literature, proposals for abridg-
congress of, 582—journal of Dr. Sa-

ing, 88.
vagnino, 583—account of the Indians Lion fight, the, 283.

of, 589_rights of the Indians, &c. 591. London Lyrics, 22 183. 267. 448. 556.
Gunpowder-plot, the, 556.

embellishments of, 271.

Love and ingratitude, 547.
H
Harold, King, 133.

M
Higginbotham, Mr. Mark, 134.

Maiden's lament, the, 267.
Hour of romance, an, 228.

Maitre Adam, song by, 356,
Humanity and Mr. Martin, 449.

Man introduced to his ancestors, 343.
Human beings killed by the feathered Mariners, the untombed, 432.
monster, 429.

Memoirs of Madame de Genlis, 78.
Humming-bird, lines to the, 40.

Men, Women, and Nimmen, 267.
Hunter, Mr. J. letter of, 366.

Menagiana, the, 236.
Hunting Alderman, the, 543.

Merry England, 557..

Mills's Chivalry, 444.
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Milton's treatise on christian doctrine re-
Ideal likenesses, 485.

viewed, 185.
Idleness, 470

harmonious use of proper dames,
Inccustant, the, 440.

387.
Indian city, the, 574.

Moore's Life of Sheridan reviewed, 474.

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