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That from the water'd vale abrupt and bare With such slow wasting as had made the
mirth The setting sun empurples, and the sea We held our way, and with that idle talk Whose leaden greyness to the baffled sight That passes o'er the mind and is forgot Seems mingling with the sky. Affection We wore away the time. But it was eve there
When homewardly I went, and in the air Will blend her own identity with his Was that cool freshness, that discolouring And live in his sensations.
I would tell That makes the eye turn inward ; then I From the damp eve retiring how we draw heard Around the cheerful light, but that the group Over the vale the heavy toll of death Are strangers, and Sophia scarce has heard Sound slow, and questioned of the dead Her name, in whom my heart has centred all again. Its dearest feelings, all its earthly hopes, It was a very plain and simple tale ! My Edith. I am little prone to trust She bore, unhusbanded, a mother's name, Expectance now, for many wrongs have And he who should have cherished her, far wrought
off That wisdom in me which in earlier youth Sailed on the seas, self-exiled from his home, Youth-like I made my mock: and now I bear For he was poor. Left thus, a wretched one, A shield from whose impervious adamant Scorn made a mock of her, and evil tongues The poison’d darts of disappointment fall Were busy with her name. With feather weakness. Yet that heart ad
She had yet one ill mits
Heavier, neglect,-forgetfulness from him One hope, "a rebel to its own resolves.” Whom she had loved so dearly. Once he And to its full and perfect happiness
wrote, Expects from yours addition ; when the song But only once that drop of comfort came That tells of home and all its nameless joys To mingle with her cup of wretchedness, Shall with the most intense delight pervade And when his parents had some tidings from Sophia's heart, and fill her eye with tears, him, As gazing round she feels those joys her There was no mention of poor Hannau there.
R. S. Or 'twas the cold enquiry, bitterer
Than silence : so she pined and pined away,
And for herself and baby toiled and toiled Hannah.
Till she sunk with very weakness. Her old The coffin as I crossed the common lane mother Came sudden on my view. It was not here | Omitted no kind office, and she worked A sight of every day, as in the streets Most hard, and with hard working barely Of the great city, and we paused and asked
earned Who to the grave was going. It was one, Enough to make life struggle. Thus she lay A village girl; they told us she had borne On the sick bed of poverty, so worn An eighteen months' strange illness ; pined That she could make no effort to express away
Affection for her infant, and the child
Whose lisping love perhaps had solaced her, " It has been thought right to insert this here. With strangest infantine ingratitude It is the original draft of the Hannah in the
Shunned her as one indifferent. She was English Eclogues, from which it differs consi. derably. See Poems in one volume, p. 152.
past J. W. W. That anguish, for she felt her hour draw on,
And 'twas her only comfort now to think to King Arthur (Bale and others say, gotUpon the grave. “Poor girl!” her mother ten upon Melaria, a nun, hy Xantus, prince said,
of Cardigan), and successor to Dubrice, " Thou hast suffered much!" Ay, mo- archbishop of Caerleon, upon Usk.”—Ibid. ther! there is none
Songs the Fourth and Fifth.
“ OF Merlin and his skill what region doth R. S.
The world shall still be full of Merlin everyTenderness.
A thousand lingering years his prophecies TENDERNESS with golden locks, and the grey eye that, in the twilight hour, a darker
And scarcely shall have end till time itself lustre beams.
Who of a British nymph was gotten, whilst Priestesses in the Seam.
With a seducing spirit, which won the good“In the Seam, an isle by the coast of the
ly maid : French Bretagne, nine virgins consecrate to
As all Demetia through there was not found perpetual chastity, were priests of a famous oracle, remembered by Mela. His printed Who being so much renowned for beauty books have“ Gallicenas vocant ;" where that
far and near, great critic Turneb reads, “ Galli zenas" or
Great lords her liking sought, but still in “lenas vocant.” But White of Basingstoke
vain they prov'd. will have it “ cenas," as interpreting their That spirit (to her unknown) this virgin profession and religion, which was in an ar.
only loved ; bitrary metamorphosing themselves, charm- Which taking human shape, of such perfecing the winds (as of later times the witches
tion seem'd, of Lapland and Finland) skill in predictions, As, all her suitors scorn'd, she only him esmore than natural medicine and such like ;
teem'd, their kindness being in all chiefly to sailors." Who feigning for her sake that he was come
-Selden's Illustrations of Drayton's Poly- from far,
And richly could endow, a lusty batchelor,
On her that prophet got, which from his moSt. David.
ther's womb Sr. Dewy, as the Welsh call him, was
Of things to come foretold until the gene
ral doom." prognosticated above thirty years before his birth. “The translation of the archbishopric His mother was a nun, daughter to Puwas also foretold in that of Merlin, ‘Mene- bidius, king of Mathraval, and called Mavia shall put on the pall of Caerleon ; and tilda.-Ibid. Song the Fifth the preacher of Ireland shall wax dumb by an infant growing in the womb. That was performed when St. Patrick, at presence of
Mathraval. Melaria, then with child, suddenly lost use “MATHRAVAL is five miles west of the Seof his speech; but recovering it after some vern, it shows at present no remains of its time, made prediction of Dewy's holiness." ancient splendour, there being only a small
“ Reports of him aflirm that he was uncle farm house where the castle stood, whose site occupied about two acres, guarded on tage with a field like an island of fertility; one side by the steep over the river, on the looking from thence down a little glen, in other by a vast rampart of stone and earth whose bottom flows a brook; the sea appears and a deep fosse. A high keep at one cor- about 100 yards distant, breaking on a rough ner. In Gwern Ddu, a wood over against shore. The stones in this brook were some it on the opposite side of the river, is a cir- green, some of the brown yellow iron hue. cular entrenchment, and in a field beyond The single rock in sight. Sand bank at a round mount.”—Gough's Camden. Poole harbour mouth. Our separation.
Breakfastless walk. View of Corfe. Brank
sey. Sturt's hideous house. Entry of the Images.
vessel from Newfoundland. Sand shower. Distinct shadows on the water in cloudy Effect of wind in confusing the head. Rickweather.
man's bush shelter from a storm at the haEarthy smell of moss.
ven mouth. Smell of the autumnal leaves.
Tom-I Thin, misty, unreal appearance of the hills For it must never meet the common eye.
thee cherish it.
pray in a fine October morning.
The grass in an orchard gaily chequered Were I a single being I would be a wanwith the sunshine falling between and
derer. Why? through the trees. A country house. No sound but the click
Siege of Orleans. of the clock. The hollyhock still in blossom.
MONSTRELLET writes it Clacedas, and ClaOct. 29.
sendas at his death. Morning. A grey cloud rising like a hill
“A une dicelles escarmouches fut occis along the horizon. Gray's Inn Hall in a November afternoon.
ung tresvaillant Chevalier Anglois et re
nomme en armes nomme Messire Lancelot A faint light through the unpainted part of
de Lisle. the windows. The fire in the middle, equally
“Allerent avecques elle assaillir la bataille in all parts affected by the air, flaming up
de Saint Loup qui estoit moult fort, et avoit bluely to a point, and often showering up sparks lost in the gloom above. Objects environ, lesquelz assez tost furent conquis
dedans de troys a quatre cens Angloys ou tremulous seen across the charcoal fire. Lower end of the roof beams strongly light- ladicte fortificacion fut toute demolie et mise
et mors et prins et mis a grant mischief. Et ed. Above, all gloom. Add to this the tro
en feu et en flambe." phied armour damp gleaming to the central fire, and it is the hall of chivalry.
“Le Seigneur De Moulins et Le Bailly
Deureux"-killed. Trees marked by their ramification in
The forts were burnt as soon as taken, winter. Minute and many branchings of
and when the English had fled “lesdictes the elm. What tree is it that hangs down
bastilles et forteresses furent prestement its globular seeds by a long thin stem ? The mist by its light tinge as it passes nulles gens de guerre de quelconque pays
arses et demolies jusques en terre, affin que over the sun, marks its place. Unwholesome green in trees, &c. in damp quilz soient ne si peussent plus loger."-—ff.
I purposed epistolizing my attempt to visit Corse Castle, and would preserve the images
Battle of Patay. if ever leisure may occur to use them. Ar Patay, “ les François moult de pres
Early rising. lleford-Evilford-bridge. mirent pied a terre, et descendirent la plus Poole heath-no grass there. The little cot- grant partie de leur chevaulx.”
“ The Duke of Bedford, recovered a little from the astonishment into which the late
Johanne la Pucelle. singular events had thrown him, collected “ Et fut demande a Johanne la P. par about 4000 men, and sent them to join the
aucuns des princes la estans quelle chose il remains of the English army, now command- estoit de faire et que bon luy sembloit a ed by the brave Lord Talbot. When this ordonner. Laquelle P. respondit quelle reinforcement, conducted by Sir J. Fastolf, scavoit bien pour vray que leurs anciens joined Lord Talbot, they formed an army ennemis les Anglois venoient pour eulx comwhich the French a few months before battre. Disoit oultre que au nom de Dieu would not have dared to approach. The on allast hardiment contre eulx et que sans French commanders held a council of war, faille ilz seroient vaincus. Et ancuns luy in which they consulted their oracle the M.
demanderent ou on les trouveroit, et elle of 0., who cried out “ In the name of God, dist chevauchez hardiement on aura bon let us fight the English, though they were conduyt. Adonc tous gens darmes se misuspended in the clouds.” “But where," said
rent en battaille et en bonne ordonnance they, “shall we find them." “ March! march!" tirerent leur chemin ayans des plus expers cried she, “and God will be your guide." hommes de guerre montez sur fleur de courShe stood by the King's side, with her ban- siers allant devant pour descouvrir leurs enner displayed, during the whole ceremony; 1 nemys jusques au nombre de soixante ou and as soon as it was ended, she fell pros quatre vingtz hommes darmes, et ainsi par trate at his feet, embraced his knees, and certaine longue espace chevaucherent, et with a flood of tears entreated his permission vindrent par ung jour de Samedy a une to return to her former station."-HENRY.
grant demye lieue pres dung gros villaige nomme Patay en laquelle marche les des
susditz coureurs Francois veirent de devant French Wars ruinous to the English.
eulx partir ung cerf, lequel adressoit son
chemin droit pour aller a la battaille des “ In the last year of the victorious llenry | Anglois qui ja sestoient mis tous ensemble, V. there was not a sufficient number of gen- cestass avoir iceulx venans de Paris dont tlemen left in England to carry on the busi-dessus est faicte mencion, et les autres qui ness of civil government.
estoient partis de Boysiency, et des marches “But if the victories of Henry V. were so dorleans. Pour la venue duquel cerf qui fatal to the population of his country, the
se ferit comme dit est parmy icelle bataille defeats and disasters of the succeeding reign fut desditz Anglois esleve ung tres grant were still more destructive. In the twenty-cry et ne scavoyent pas encores que leurs fifth year of this war, the instructions given ennemys fussent si pres deulx, pour lequel to the Cardinal of Winchester, and other
cry les dessusditz coureurs Francois furent plenipotentiaries appointed to treat about a
acertainez que cestoient les Anglois." peace, authorize them to represent to those Monst. 44. of France, “ That there haan been moo men slayne in these wars for the title and claime of the coroune of France, of oon nacion and Decrees against the Fugitives from the Maid. other, than ben at this daye in both landys, In Rymer's Fædera are two proclamaand so much Christiene blode shede, that it tions, one “ Contra Capitaneos et Soldarios is to grete a sorow and an orrour to think tergiversantes, incantationibus Puellæ teror here it."—Rymer's Fædera, vol. 10, p. rificatos ;" the other, “ De fugitivis ab ex724. HENRY.
ercitu, quos terriculamenta Puellæ exanimaverant, arestandis."
The place of encampment is distinguished
by a mound of earth, and the sites of tents Chinon is situated near where the Vienne
from the church southward to the village of loses itself in the Loire. Rabelais was born Cynwyd. On the south side of the church there.
wall is cut a very rude cross, which is shown Song on the Battle of Azincour.
to strangers as the sword of Owen Glyndwr.
Near the porch stands a pointed rude stone, “ Deo gratias Anglie.
called Carreg y big yn y fach newlyd, which Redde pro victoriâ.
it is pretended directed the founder to place " Owre Kynge went forth to Normandy, the church there. The river Trystion burstWith grace and mytz of chyvalry; ing through the hills forms Rhaider Cynwyd, The God for hym wrouzt marvlusly,
or the fall of Cynwyd. The Berwyn mounWherefore Englonde may calle and cry, tains are the east boundary of Corwen vale.
Deo, ốc. Their highest tops are Cader Bronwen, or “ He sette a sege, the sothe to say,
the White Breast, on which is a heap of To Harflue town, with royal array,
stones surrounded by a pillar; and Cader That toune he wan, and made a fray
Forwyn. Under their summits is said to That Fraunce shall rywe tyl domes day.
run Fford Helen, or Helen's Way; and Deo, &c.
about them grows the Rubus Chamæmorus,
cloud berry, or knot berry, used in tarts." " Than for sothe that Knyzt comely,
Plinlimon and Severn : Mathraval, Pennant
Melangle, and St. Monacella. “ Then went owre Kynge, with all his oste, “ PLINLIMON, where it bounds MontgoThorowe Fraunce for all the Frensche boste, meryshire, on that side pours forth the SeHe spared for drede of leste ne moste vern. Immediately after its rise it forms Till he come to Agincourt coste.
so many meanders, that one would often
Deo, &c. think it was running back, though it is all “ There Dukys and Earlys, lorde and barone
the while advancing, or rather slowly wanWere take, and slayne, and that wel sone,
dering through this country." And some were ledde into Lundone,
Mathraval is upon the Warnway. With joye and merth, and grete renone.
" In Pennant Melangle church was the Deo, ốc.
tomb of St. Monacella who protecting a hare
from the pursuit of Brocwell Yscythbrog, “ Now gracious God he save owre Kynge,
Prince of Powis, he gave her land to found His peple, and all his well wyllinge;
a religious house, of which she became first Gef him gode lyfe, and gode endynge,
Abbess. Her hard bed is shewn in the cleft That we with merth may safely synge,
of a neighbouring rock. Her tomb was in Deo, ốc.
a little chapel, now the vestry, and her image BURNEY.
is still to be seen in the churchyard ; where
is also that of Edward, eldest son of Owen Corwen.
Gwynedh, who was set aside from the suc“ CORWEn is a small town on a vast rock cession on account of a broken nose, and at the foot of the Berwyn hills, and famous flying here for safety, was slain not far off, for being the rendezvous of the Welsh forces at a place called Bwlch Croes Jorwerth. On under Owen Glendwr, who from hence his shield is inscribed ' Hic jacet Etward."" stopped the invasion of Henry II. 1166. --Gough's Camden.