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discovered species distinguish himself by the acghisigion of languages, or by as also representations of the principais insects fruitsand pastery sexørstha details of physical science. He had forest-trees of America, now for the tirstitime introduced a little relish for the beauties of nature, and though of a The birds are in many instancer lunger and in nonesmullen warm temperament, was not alive to sentiinent. His than in the original works. The plates contained in the strength was apparent in the subtle distinctions and conpart now before us equal, in fidelity and spirit, the ori- catenations of logic: and I have never met with one who ginal works, and do not cost more than one-sixth of their bad a more just feeling of severe moral beauty. His mode price. They form an appropriate accompaniment to of expressing himself was akin to his mental character the elegant edition of Wilson and Bonaparte, now pub- it was concise, nervous, always in good taste, but simple

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to a degree that in the eyes of the multitude bordered Nearly a year elapsed before I had it in my power to upon austerity.

repeat my visit. I was struck with horror at the change A character so constituted appeared in the eyes of his which had taken place in his appearance during the inpreceptors, as well as of his companions, a strange medley terval. He was pale and emaciated. It was with the of inconsistencies. He was diffident and retiring, yet self utmost difficulty that he could walk across his parlour. willed to such a degree, that it was at times impossible to He had broke a blood-vessel, he told me, a few months decide to which feeling his conduct ought to be attributed before. I enquired whether he had taken medical advice : His loneliness had rendered him suspicious; and the he eagerly replied that he had consulted Dr - and sbrinking from the advice and friendly approacbes of Dr -- ; that they had given him encouragement. others, which was often the mere consequence of timidity, There was a convulsive eagerness in his language, which was not unnaturally attributed to sullen stubbornness. led me to doubt that he was not stating the opinions of The same cause prevented him from acquiring that tact, these gentlemen correctly; and I afterwards learned that so necessary to the comfort of social intercourse, which my suspicion was just. What a strange infatuation ! to teaches us to defer to the honest prejudices of others; and seek encouragement in blinding others to what he could his wild expression of the scepticism of inexperience re not close his own eyes against. It was barely possible volted many. His moral sense, too, it must be confessed, that, by strict abstemiousness, and avoiding all excitealthough pure and elevated, partook of the indecision of ments to strong emotion, he might recover ; but of this his whole character, and was insufficient to restrain him self-denial he was incapable. from occasional excess. To the temptations of inebriety

Poor Wentworth ! his last days were melancholy. he was peculiarly exposed, because when heated with The avenues to his affections were shut up-—he could not wine he felt liberated for the moment from the bashful-repose on the attachment of any one-he existed in a ness which so painfully constrained him in his cooler solitude of the heart. Although no Atheist, he wanted moments.

that confiding love which alone can realize to the human I was more intimate with him than any of the rest of mind the existence of the God who watches over the our contemporaries. Our favourite studies were the fall of a sparrow. He felt that anxious dread of death

A distant connexion between our families gave ever produced by the relaxation of the nervous system. us a certain claim upon each other. Being by these cir. He was irritated at the thoughts of leaving a world cumstances brought more closely in contact with him, I where he saw the capability of enjoyment, while he felt was better enabled to discover the veins of pure and ster that he had never tasted it. Often in the dead of night ling ore which ran through the coarser clay of his being. has he been heard to lift up his voice and weep, alterStill our friendship, if such it could be called, was far nately bewailing an I cursing his destiny. from being confidential or unreserved.

However we

He survived my second visit only a few weeks. might be at our ease over night, I was never certain that There are few, I believe, in whom the union of strength our meeting next morning would be free from reserve and weakness exists to such a marked degree as in my and stiffness.

poor Wentworth.

And it is to be hoped, that few are A train of events, which it is unnecessary here to re exposed in childhood to that chilly moral atmospbere capitulate, obliged me, at the close of my college life, to

which withered his heart. Yet his fate may serve as a quit the country for a time, and while abroad, i entirely warning to more than is generally imagined. I would lost sight of my wayward companion. When at length remind such, that a bold struggle may save even at the I returned, my first enquiries were concerning him. 1 last hour.

L. learned that with his small fortune he had purchased an annuity, upon which he had lived in retirement at a small village in the shire of

I resolved to visit


By Robert Carruthers. He was apparently in delicate health, but uttered no complaints. The reserve which always characterised had gained upon him in retirement, and it was not till As poets, delighting alike in the description of rural after dinner that he afforded me any insight into his mode life, scenery, and manners, Cowper and Wordsworth may of life. I remarked that he drank much and hastily. be compared together. Both are mannerists-founders Under the influence of the wine, he grew gradually more of separate and widely-dissimilar schools—yet both poscommunicative. I now learned that, unable to accom sess much in common. They present strong points of modate himself to the ways of the world, he had shrunk resemblance as well as contrast; and the Task and back into retirement. His was, however, a mind to Excursion, to those who know them best, challenge which solitude was irksome, and he sought refuge from comparison almost as forcibly as they do admiration. In bis own thoughts in such society as he could command the writings of both, a vivid and minute perception, or for the most part of persons every way inferior to him- rather a deep and passionate sense, of the charms of ex. self, because with such he felt more at his ease. When ternal nature, shines out in every page.

This is their this resource could not be had, he not unfrequently turned chosen hallowed ground. They are high priests in the to the bottle. The indulgence of this solitary sottishness, temple of Nature, ministering alike devoutly in the sunthe converse with low and vulgar minds, and habitual shine and the storm, and whose golden censers are filled indolence, had rendered him incapable of any persevering with fire from on high. Their light, however, is turned exertion. Something of his youthful tastes still adhered to all the human race. No poets have evinced a closer to him. The few books in his house were our most pro- sympathy with their kind—with the social charities, found and chastest English classics. It was apparent cares, joys, and griefs of humanity. Living in strict that he still delighted to trace in his reveries the devious seclusion from the ordinary business of the world, both workings of his own mind. He spoke with a fearfully may be said to have specially devoted themselves to the distinct consciousness of his own degraded condition ; but service of whatsoever things are pure, lovely, and of good it was with apathetic resignation to his fate. He felt report. The cause of natural religion, piety, and indothat he never could do any thing; he expressed a conviction that he could not live long. I endeavoured to * “ Here's freedom to him wha wad write," is our motto ; and 'stimulate him to some exertion, but he only shook his when a contributor like Mr Carruthers comes, we do not ask head. It was with difficulty that I obtained permission however, that, cordially concurring in his judgment of Cowper,

whether our literary creeds agree at all points. We must say, to retire for the night. He entertained a childish terror we dissent froin his opinion of Wordsworth. In our estimation, at the thoughts of being left alone, and adjured me with

Wordsworth stands alone of English poets on the same pedestal

with Milton. He, too, was the first in our day to lift up the tears to sit by his bedside till he fell asleep.

desecrated banner of English poetry from the dust.-E. L. J.


cent enjoyment, is largely their debtor. They have shed | -is cast. His poetical reveries have been fed by daily over the humble, sequestered walks of life, the light and contemplation of the most striking and magnificent objects grace of poetry, and have connected with some of its in nature, while in keeping with the landscape) the commonest pursuits and occupations, images of surpassing tenants of his native dales and mountains still retainbeauty and tenderness, and associations of the most eleva- sufficiently at least for poetry—a patriarcbal antique simted and touching character.

plicity of manners and originality of character. Objects · Cowper's female cottager, weaving at her own door, like these, however frequently beheld, must have a tenand happy in the possession of her Bible—the meek and dency to elevate and abstract the mind, and hence a certain modest pair who grew not rich with all their thrift, yet power in sbaping the inspirations of the Muse. Rouswere blessed with mutual love and virtuous patience- seau, in a splendid passage of his Confessions, has borne his pictures of the simple holydays and carnivals of the his testimony to the ennobling, inspiring influence of the poor, when spring calls the unwonted villagers abroad, free air of the mountain tops ; Byron drank deeply with all their little ones,

of this silent luxury, and even the most unimaginative “ To gather kingcups on the yellow mead,”

person must bave been impressed with the wild, solemn,

and contemplative spirit breathed from a lofty range of are all so many proofs of the lively interest and exulta- mountain scenery, with its accompaniments of lake, wood, tion felt by the poet in the joys and virtues of his lowliest and waterfall. Lord Bacon said, with a sort of pun, neighbours. And perhaps this praise is as emphatically that he loved to study in a small chamber, because it due to Wordsworth as to Cowper. All who have read helped him to condense his thoughts. But poets, who and felt the “ Excursion,” must remember the thrilling read the book of nature, and whose business is with the interest and pathos of the story of the cottagers in the whole of this visible and material universe, cannot have first book--that melancholy tale of the

too wide a horizon for their vision.

Amid such scenes, “ Last human tenant of the ruin'd walls,"

Wordsworth grew up and was matured. What Cowper

would have been among the vast mountain solitudes of which, overgrown with matted weeds and wild flowers, Westmoreland-whether he could ever have been so stood undistinguished by the road-side on the common. effectually subdued and transformed by the genius of the The narrative of the Vicar, in the same poem, which place as Wordsworth—must be left to fancy; but nothing commemorates the virtues and characters of those who can be imagined more tame and prosaic than his “ daily lie interred in the churchyard among the mountains, is walks and ancient neighbourhood” at Olney. A miseramarked by the same truth, individuality, and pathos. ble village, with as miserable inhabitants a few_very Cowper's pencil, graphic and inimitable as it was, could few-friends—and a country flat and unvaried, though not have traced with greater distinctness and fidelity, or rich in cultivation, marked the poet's outward destiny. light-touched with finer hues, the following soft and Yet how much has he pot made of his slender, unprobeautiful picture :

mising materials! What gems has he not dug out of a “ Of that tall pine, the shadow of whose bare

mine, into which no other poetical adventurer would And tender stem, while here I sit at eve,

have dreamed of sinking a shaft! The silent windings Oft stretches towards me, like a strong straight path,

of the Ouse seem palpably before us—we see the spacious

verdant meadows on its banks," with cattle sprinkled Traced faintly in the greensward; there, beneath

o'er”--the elm-trees, hedges, styles, church-spire, and A plain blue stone, a gentle dalesman lies,

cheerful bells, with all the other simple adjuncts of the From whom, in early childhood, was withdrawn The precious gift of hearing.

scene, the meanest of which was consecrated in his sight

-and the From year to year in loneliness of soul; And this deep mountain valley was to him

“ Groves, heaths, and smoking villages remote," Soundless, with all its streams. The bird of dawn Did never rouse this cottager from sleep

on which he gazed through the vicissitudes of years— With startling summons; not for his delight

some of them long, dark, and painful ones—till the light The vernal echoes shouted ; not for him

of reason, of memory, and life had Aed. Murmur'd the labouring bee. When stormy winds

The glowing freshness, vigour, and brief fidelity of Were working the broad bosom of the lake

these delineations, constitute one of the chief glories of Into a thousand thousand sparkling waves,

Cowper, and distinguish him not only from Wordsworth, Rocking the trees, or driving cloud on cloud

but from Thomson, and most other descriptive poets. Along the sharp edge of yon lofty crags,

Nothing is inserted or sacrificed for effect—the scene is The agitated scene before his eye

placed before us exactly as it is. In his poem of RetireWas silent as a picture: evermore

ment, tbere is a happy example of this excellence : Were all things silent, wheresoe'er he moved.”

“ The hedge-row shrubs, a variegated store,

With woodbine and wild roses mantled o'er, We must not stop to finish the portraiture. Then

Green balks and furrow'd lands, the stream that spreads there is the pastor himself, worthy of Chaucer or Herbert—the patriarch of the tale-the young peasant, be

Its cooling vapours o'er the dewy meads, loved and regretted by all, whose eulogy is introduced by

Downs, that almost escape th' enquiring eye, a most original and picturesque simile, conceived in the

That melt and fade into the distant sky.” spirit of Spenser or Massinger :

This is fact. A literal enumeration of objects which “ The mountain ash,

may be seen from hundreds of cottage doors in England, Deck'd with autumnal berries that outshine

and which we in Scotland, wbo are somewhat lofty and

fastidious on the score of scenery, would, perhaps, con: Spring's richest blossoms, yields a splendid show Amid the leafy woods; and ye have seen

sider very flat and commonplace. Yet, who does not By a brook side or solitary tarn,

own that there is a charm, and even an originality, in the description ? Who ever before heard of

green How she her station doth adorn,—the pool

balks” in poetry? “ Balk,” says Johnson, “ a ridge of Glows at her feet, and all the gloomy rocks Are brightened round her.”

land left unploughed between the furrows, or at the end

of the field.” It is in the latter sense that the term is This is poetry. It is obvious that the bard of Westmore used by the poet-and a very pleasing feature these balks land has enjoyed a great advantage over the poet of Olney are in the common country landscape of the midland coun. in the solitary grandeur, richness, and sublimity of the ties. They are excellent, soft, green, retired walks, often scenery amidst which his lot--a bappy and dignified one with a brook on one hand, fringed by a row of willow

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and alder-trees. Many a tranquil happy hour have we some o' us; an' then she had lang yellow hair, hangin' spent, pacing them in the fading gleam of twilight, doon anent her snub nosean' a wee short neck—an'a cheered by the song of the blackbird, and dreaming of splne fout; in short, she was the maist ill-faured jade as distant scenes.

ever hirpled fråe ae end to the ither o' St Mary's Loch. Though Cowper, in his Task, and Wordsworth, in It's no-kent wliether Jean was quite canny ur no; there This Excursion, aimed at the same object, " to compose a was something sae unco queer aboot the cratur, an' she philosophical poem, "containing views of inan," nature, leuch like nae mortals in this wide warld. Mony a time and society," they pursued it by widely different means! hae I heard her, half-a-mile aff--an'tan eldritch scream The former seized upon the follies and 'vices of society, she gied, for it went frae Meggat Foot up to Bourbope and lashed them with keen satiric ardout, alternately Head, and floated sower far aboon the Berry-bush awa exhorting, commanding and contemning; or pouring to Etterfek-water, vand-settleut doon by Thirlestane-lum. before his readers, witħ all“the prodigality of genius; tap. the varied knowledge, exuberant fancy, restless curio They say Jean had neither faither nor mither, but sity, desires,

' beliefs, and passiðnd, with which the heart was found a' alane up near Bodsbeck, a puir skirliu' bairn; and mind were filled. fidants, and in his como

wünings with the used Hodis eaten bertupaginvit were, hae, for Wat himsell, who tuik

He made the phablit"His con- and Wat Anderson's colleyeam upon her, and wud bae guise. He addresdea'himseid t8°àit'Classes"una degrees the young brat under-bis, plaids and gied her a soup o' strictly a national poet"_$15 strains the partoryhe wealth died, hantle siller an' bit a hut up the Oxand glory

of England was mach's "Ł Paul's of Westcletith, aBat Hever a martal did she speak to, gin it were minster Abbey:9 Wordsworth hasiweverhimned at this nae ane' of Wat's fanity une lan’auld pedlar that brought extensive popularity; and we'may safely prophesy with #sorty orHammery gear, for Jenaowas a dressy lass, and never attain 'it. His motto 13' the words tr Mittuni weel' Kimit'te rigg horised odt'in braw leglours, an' mony a “ Fit audience Tet' me find bonth fetv... Happy 11 time wid she be seen stani'inlower the loch-edge to luk himself, he goes on Weiving #fisfhter Wavre versell soft; *t'her itingtinly sell in the bonnie and calm water ; an' picturesque, diffuser o bólemn, ħd often sublinė, #g'lf ne shergieusiequeer'smirks, we wud hae throcht her stark had caught anechoʻor the art of Mfitoit, tanid teistinitig med. -is te sanse asus armugg *** high on men and angels." In his retirement,' weeds have 39- Weelyt it Happened as forenidon" that Jean met in wi' mingled with the Hovers-bfungous shoots have crepe Will Laidlat, a frie Hewity eallant, wham the maister at

stem. A mistakentaaridicite Drghirpe nad hired to herd his sheep roun' about the lous theory as are the 'fittest' obsects" fof poetry, Coppertledch. Wilt vabi bat -new-comer, an' it was has drawn the surdities ; and his fine solemn didactic vein of meriita- láss, ri qiaith her but to a word did she answer, but she tion, thus misapplied, has not upfrequently tendencia este istom oblites, kundi thergies him a daut on the

connes'straight up to limeni laks him in the face like heighten and point the" sátire with which he had assailed, o'er with the pale cast of thought," wha'Wints that brief the Bankila linanti me She's ** quier" ane, thocht centrated bursts, únexpectedly Kindled ap, bänd lightens easy' persuaded' but the shoves in-her great yellow pow

of Cowper. It is richt anent the cañant's face. e " Tak that for yer impua tioned genius should fail to 'perceive the abfurdity of int, a stounder on Jeaii'sh greitt blowsy hatfits; but the lass vesting the meanest subjects with this factitious in port was ih" no wäyetened from returning the callant's ance-of rendering his pedlars and villagers philosophers salute wi' a smack o'a kiss that garred him sputter a' and dialecticians, or of paraphrasing the language and bwerThis

' beard. In facts Jean was in love wi' Will, and ideas of humble life. Such subjects are not per se fit she gaed him'chkise'w lang day roun' about the Meggat themes for poetry, and tan- ohly be elevated into such hills, but WII got the starty and left the birplin' body in communion by the grace and fancy of the bard. To de- the furch! Jol, scribe them as Wordsworth shas, sin sune of his lyrical There's a'mhuekle stane down by Coppercleuch, ca'd and minor poems, attempted to do, with an affectation of Kilty Crench’s Stane. Kitty Crench was the auld merstrict fidelity, is calculated to excite only our wonder, maid that swał "bowe St Mary's Loch, and mony a time, derision, and regret! But fortunately the poet is a bad on the moon Kit Hichts, is she keut to be gatherin' luckan observer of his own rules."In theschidst of all his per- gotans'doof by in the meltdow at Meggat Foot, or sbe verseness and obstinacy, the genios et thelwonds ever and gangs up Yof the grey rbeks, and sits kaimin her lang anon reclaims his erring steps, and conduots him uncon- hair, and there she sings" queer sangs of hersell and the sciously to the true and living waters of inspiration water-Kelple; that bided by Buárhope, and the bag.

brownies, and the puddock fairies, and a'sic queer craturs. “ The intelligible forms of ancient poets,

Well, what does Jeunde, taboot gloathin' time, but she The fair humanities of uld religionik, 74

sits herdeift avoid Kitty's stane, and just as Will Laidthe beauty and thélmajestyk!!!law Cotes byl to'Yutamate Dryhope, tup she springs wi' That had their hæunts in dale, or pony mountain, Or forest, by slot streamy or pebbly opringne's

an utfen skirt, Ante getsi hnud is the callant roun' about Qr chasms and waterý depthse"vo

the neck, and Will thirks-he's in the han's o' the deil,

sose vodi evo the hon #wik her maks to get loose'; but Jean was These are the genuine sources of Words vortis

l's power a Karuskripper,yamil what wil Will'$ fricht an' ber ain. -the key to his strength and greatness.

1:1995 Strënytă, she gats the chiefdi stotter doon amang the jlgado

heather, till bhith cam plugip; heid an' heels, ower iote Si c'17 1 yori the lochy Air Jove is not sure ill to cool, when there's

ng sluik)'19" de tanta" ground, and the jaut lets quit o' Will in a JEAN ANDERSON. lo si indon

jiffy, after findin''hersell amaist droonin'. As for the A sonsy kimmer was Jean Anderson, an it-fáured to callant, he maks oot in his ain way, and thanks his starns boot. In troth I never luked upon a mair out-o the foro sd ünlooked for an escape frae sic an awsome fiend as way piece of Aesh. She was round as a hedgehog baith "Kitty Crench. humph-backit and bandy-legged,—and maist awsomely Jean gat hame girnin', an' vowed a pretty revenge for did she squint wi' ane oʻher goggle een—an' gaped wi' Will's unmannerly behaviour. Au' what do ye think her muckle mou', as if she was fain tak a swallow o' the kimmer does ? A nicht or twa after, doon she comes



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to Dryhope whar Will bides, wi' her pled a'rinnin' weet, Geometry, flying about, and not knowing where to nestle, an' a great muckle sheep's-heid clappit upon her ain, and few at last into his mouth as he gaped ! she gi'es slap slap slap at the byre-door whar Will was sleepin'; an' the callant bangs out wi' a pitchfork, and Aeschines tells a story of Demosthenes, which, if not wud hae stickit her clean through, gin the lassie didna exaggerated, or put in a false light, will be sufficient to doon wi' the sheep’s-beid, and cut her stick up by the prove that that celebrated orafor was at times liable to be loch side, skirlin' an' screamin' like a wildcat. Will embarrassed and thrown into confusion, even on those was never molested anither times by the gjaud sin fact, occasions when he was desirous, of making his best apthe puir body died al month orstwa after, i half through pearance. He seems, indeed, seldom or never to have the effects o' fricht, and half o's some lang hame complaint trusted t9, the enthusiastic flow of the moment, but to o'a cough. Losh! meo, is'nt that asqueer story2 34 have studied his orations coolly and profoundly in his cave

Bu by lamplight, and committed them laboriously to memory TOIT IS VIRT

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for next day's public declamation, Demosthenes was,

along with Aeschines, deputed by the Athenians on some J LOR, vlog e's 2:9511 16 V his specia); embassy to the court of Philip he had prepared SCATTERED NOTICES OF ANTIQUITY, INCIDENTSZAPOPHTHEGMES, himself beforehand with a fine speech; he was introduced

ANECDOTES, MANNERS, &c.16*1d ynonyyrt to Philip and his audience, who stood, surrounding him By William Tenant, Aùthor of " Anster

Anster Fairs with eager curiosity, he began his address, but had hardly

SET 581: beb pronounced the proçemijum, when his voice began to quiver Mice seem to have been regarded -with some sort of and shqw symptoms at timidity; as he advanced a little superstitious reverence by the ancient people of the earth farther jyto; the business part of his speech, he on a sudIn the Egyptian hierography, the dig urecole mouse was den hegume, silent and stood copfounded in a completo understood to typify some unexpected and complete, der in capacity of further utterance. Philip, perceiving his struction by divine interpositiple Apollo in Grete, and embarrassment, encouraged him to take heart and prothe Troad, had the name of, SMANTHUSIAA, being the card in, bis diggourse, as he had at first purposed : “ seeing patronising deity of these gentle animalsoptoi whom, he he stood upt there be said, as in a theatre, to suffer was supposed to have communicated some of his own any, annoyance from imperrigant spectators." The orator, talent of divination, sa shut they; aße, enabled toffpresee heing onge, thrown into confusion, in vain endeavoured the destruction of the burnement in which they may bappen to recollect his sentences and recover himself, Again he to be lodged, and to make their escape in gogu. fine .ere atteinpted to speak, and again stopt, in confusion. A the tenement tumble--faculty, which we have trans- djsagreeable agd rather Judicrous silence ensued, and the ferred, less classically, to ratsuh more upamiable and herald at last conganded the Athenian ambassadors to unpopular quadrupledirt Mice, have, ohjained gleby icy by withdrawe being prominentoeigents in three transactionsretsxo, of

9Ungu 2871 profane, the third of divine history, emrAshdod, ip conse When Alexander åbe, Great was, suing for divine hoquence of the captivity of the ar ko was, $migten, with 99Huys, and the Ashegiays wished to testify their indemultitudes of mice; as a trespass offering to remove which, pendence, by refusing him a place in the skies, “ Have a five golden mide were presented to the judges.pt Laragl by care," said Depnades to them, advisingly, "lest, when you the lords of Philįstia s-tySongacherib'narmy,when on the seem to guard heaven, ygų in re

reality, lose earth!" point of invading Egypt, was, accordings 89 Herodotus,

,791770) 10 9289,00 11600 doid assailed by a countless army of /these animals, why, by A garrulous barher happening to be called to shave devouring their bowstrings shield-straps, baggage, &c. Archelaus, asked him, How shall I shave you, sir ?”— foiled the invader, aaud incapacitated him from completing 14, silence ii was the replyingidor de 59.9453 + his object. ;! )by s ecis s'o 1950 e 'Tvgu. On another later occasion, when a colony of the Teucri bile ayni mudi

279 Devongrove May, 18, 1831. rid gri issued from Crete in quest of settlements in Asia Minor, 12 - 2011 - 21991 na dove

I dgning to 10 loin, they were encouraged and authorized by an pracuları re-MULITERARY AND SCIENTJ FJG, SOCIETIES OF sponse to make their abode in that place, where she -b ol bud 9.': '10 EDINBURGH, sit yd earth-born or Indignues should emerge from their dens ontvizit do 9 SOCIETY OF A NTIQUARIESI and make an assault upon showetThis bappened to be one to not come on Monday Evenirg; sth May, 1831. encamped during the night-time, a chantless host of field hed J. GRAHAM Dalyele, Esg., in the Chair. mice emerged, syavmiug, folay uyderground, and began Present, - Drs Hibbert, Borthwick, Keith; Messrs Gibto nibble away the leathern part of thein armour, their birsore Oralgy, Maidinent, Siyright; Laing, Dauney, Grebaggage, and eatables. Considering the indigenous crea

gory, &el &odb 10% DAB E going site tures as the fulfilment of the grace, they settled there; and erected a temple in Chrysa, 19. Apollo Spintheus,

After several members had been admitted, and a vaor Apollo of the Mouse, with a statue of the god, appro- riety of donations armounced, the secretary proceeded to priately baving a figure ska mouse under his foot Some read a letter addressed by Professor Wallace to J. T. geographers have thought that the country called Mysia Gibson Craigy Esq. E S. A. Scoto, pointing out that the had its name from this circumstance of therrimuuseu no commonly received opiniónbofi the great Napier of Merje odj ai isto Tobias

chiston's being interred in St Giles's Church, was erroneAntiquity, it seems, did not want its wonderful Crich- ous; and showing, by a quotation from a rare work by tons. Cicero speaks of one Hippias, who rather out. Hume of Godsçroft, published very soon after Napier's Crichtoned those of modern times. This man wat only death, that his remains Tie in the parish church of St boasted that he knew everything, geometry, music, Cuthbert. The professor's letter concluded by suggestpoetry, philosophy, history. &c. but that the very ring ing the raising a monument over Napier's grave; and on his finger, the cloak on his shoulders, the shoes on his certainly there never existed a Scotsman more entitled to feet, were all of his own workmanship it on 13B,

such a tribute of patiopal respect. When the present

political excitement lias subsided, we trust, for the honour Hipponicus the geometer, though profoundly skilled, in of Scotland, that some progress will be made in erecting the particular art which he professed, was in other, mat- a permanent memorial of this illustrious individual. ters naturally of an obtuse and unpenetrating genius. He There were then read some curious particulars relative was remarkable for his large gaping mouth, which gave to the conduct of the celebrated Marquis of Montrose, occasion to the witty Arcesilaus to remark of him, that previous to his execution, communicated, from Wod

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