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'such events as are here delineated..content for national benefit. The conFrom what has been said it will appear, sciousness of doing a great good is surely that to copy Oriental language and man a rich recompense, though we may be 'ners, not only did not enter into the wronged by those to whom we do it. plan, but would have been inconsistent What confidence could we place in the with it. It was enough, if there ap

disinterestedness of our own virtue, were -peared no glaring incongruity. It may it never subjected to such trials ?. Firmeven be observed, that the countries ness is then necessary, for this is a here treated of are very little known; measure which must not be abandoned : that the accounts which have reached doubtless to Vizignan, it must be a seus represent the manners there as vere trial, to see bis people suffer, and greatly differing from those of Indostan, name him as the author of their sufferand approaching more nearly to the ings. The principles upon which we European standard. Perhaps, therefore, 'act bave not yet sunk so deep, as not the Author will not be found to have to leave bim still liable to be acted upon 'materially passed the bounds of that li- by urgent representations of still needing cence which, on such subjects, is granted support from his people's love. There to works of invention.”

is no room' here for making duty pleaIt must be acknowledged that a

sure ; naked fortitude is called for. The

hard lesson must be learned that even writer could hardly have found a more difficult undertaking than the

the precious meed of a nation's love

may be bought too high. Yet, wbile composition of a characier whose

we adhere inflexibly to a principle, sole object was to watch over the

which we conceive essential to the pubinterests of an empire, and conduct

lic welfare, every thing must be done all things to the best possible end.

to mitigate those afflicting accompaniPerbaps the readers of " Corasmin” 'ments which cannot be wholly avoided. may be divided in opinion as to the Let an account be taken of all who judgment of this Minister ; but we have suffered by the change ; let the have no doubt of the Author's good estimate be made as correct as possible; intentions, and we are certain his give immediate relief to the cases which readers will find many excellent mas appear urgent. Our resources cannot ims scallered throughout the work, enable us to relieve the whole of the of which the following letter may be

distress; still, in no instance must taken as a fair specimen.

ruin ensue. Meantime, those murmurs

must be excused, which naturally arise “ Corasmin to Actemad.

when hardship presses; and the people “ You acted most faithfully in com must be convinced, if possible, that we ' municating to me the information which view their sufferings with concern, that accompanied your last letter.' There

we take an interest in their fortunes, bas happened nothing for which I had and act only from the impulse of public not fully prepared myself. This was a duty. We must proceed with gentleness, subject, which both myself and Zin with prudence; must relieve these pargani had very long and deeply consider tial evils, till the system resume its ed. By the reasonings of the inost pro natural tone." found inquirers, combined with accurate observation, we judged it to be fully 96. England at the beginning of the ascertained, that this was the manner in Nineteenth Century, (continued from which national prosperity was to be pro

page 425.) [Reviewed by a Corremoted; and that the system by which spondent.] one nation excluded every rival produc. FOR. this entertaining work, we tion of another, was alike hostile to now understand the publick are inthe improvement of both. But we were

debted to the ingenious Mr. Faulkstill aware, that in the commencement of so great a ,

ner of Chelsea, Author of several change, partial evil must Topographical productions. be incurred. Those portions of the poJitical body, which, through the opera

M. De Levis has before appeared as tion of the preceding restraints, had

a writer, having published “Portraits grown to an unnatural magnitude, must

et Souvenirs,” not an uninterestsuffer by an arrangement which distri- ing work, but inferior to the present. butes the vital force more equally. A This volume, which, it seems, is inpainful crisis is therefore come, and we tended to precede two others, conmust meet it with fortitude. Public sists of sixteen chapters. The forgratitude, the reward of services con mer part in a lively style and manferred on the publick, must, when need ner, and with as much accuracy as ful, be renounced; we must brave dis can well be expected from a foreigner

who

who travels post, describes his jour

The writer's conclusion of his rcney from Calais to i

London. He is a marks on the English Cobstitution is, little mistaken, and did not surely that it has nothing to fear but from make the experiment, when he de those unexpected turps of fortuue scribes as the ordinary fare to be met which human prudence can peither with at ibe inns on the road between foresee nor prevent. Dover and London.-" Beef-steaks, We are much pleased with the vominced veal, boiled potatoes, without lume altogether, which evidently desoup or broth.” If he had thought monstrates the Translator to be equal proper, he might, at any of these inds, to his undertaking, and well acquaintbave bad as elegant and luxurious a ed with the nice peculiarities of the repast, as at the Palais Royal itself. French language. We hope Mr. Neither is he correct, when he says, Faulkner will have sufficient encoup. 37. that the English “ have used ragement from the sale of this part of as much care and pains to make the the work, to prosecute the whole to outside of their houses as agreeable, its conclusion. as the inside is neglected.” So potorious is it, that the contrary of this 97. A Grammar of the English Lanassertion is the fact, that we shall not guage. To which is added, a Series stop to discuss it.

of Classical Examples of the StrucHis description of London is very ture of Sentences, and three importentertaining, making due allowances ant Systems of the Time of Verbs. By for prejudices arising from different the Rev. J. Sutcliffe, Author of Notes babits.

and Reflections on the Old and New A detailed History of London is

Testament - Translator of the Seventh found at p. 79. which seems to bave

and Eighth Volumes of Saurin's Serbeen abridged from authentic docu

mons, &c. &c. 12mo. pp. 238. Ca

dell and Davies. ments.The churches also, and bospitals and other charitable establish THIS Work solicits attention, as meats, are well described ; so also are being the occasional labour and study the theatres and public buildings.

of the Author for more than 20 years; Having..concluded this part of his during wbich period, the variety and work, the Author enters on the more extent of his studies have enabled him arduous task of describing the Engli to illustrate the elements of the Eng. lish Constitution from the time of lish tongue with a vast variety of Alfred to the present day. His ac. original, polished, and amusing excount of our Houses of Parliament, amples. and of the House of Commons in

“ As the structure of sentences,” Mr. particular, will not fail to 'nake the Sutcliffe says, “is the foundation of all English reader sinile.

good writing, he has given a very ample Quere whether the 'anecdote re selection of polished examples of diflated at p. 299 be true? If so, it ferent kinds of sentences, with short was ao election stratagem of no com remarks. This effort, original in its mon ingenuity.

kind, he hopes will afford the Pupil an The qualities of Pitt, Fox, and equal degree of interest and pleasure. Burke, as orators, are well delineated. Wishful to promote the facility of tuin His description of a speech of Burke's, tion, and to enliven the study ofgrammar, which he heard on the Political state he has endeavoured to select examples of Europe, is written with very

not only happy in illustration, but such great animation, and exhibits a just knowledge, and the purest principles of

as convey the most useful elements of and striking resemblance of that extraordinary man. “Never," says he, efforts with ancient and modern grama

virtue. And having finally collated bis “ was the electric power of eloquence mar in general, he feels emboldened to more imperiously felt he seemed to

present them to the Publick, confident raise and quell the passions of his of obtaining that eandour and indul auditors with as much ease. ands as gence to all his errors, which a genet rapidly, as a skilful wwsician" parses rous Publick will not withhold from the into the various modulatiðos of his first impression of a work so arduous in baitbord.

** See before, p. 429.?" design, and laborious in execution." neodolo 3 Serisi

SELECT

SELECT POETRY.

On Field Marshal Prince Blucher's pro- In many a bard-fought day severely foil'd,

vidential Escape from Death, in a Charge See the proud Corsican agajo retire. of Cavalry, at Ligny, on the 18th of June

As erst thro' Russia's desolated plains, 1815.

Amid the horrors of the wintry storm, By the Rev. Weeden BUTLER, M. A.

He measur’d back his melancholy way,

Once more behold him from the field ..Concurritur ! --Horæ

withdraw, Momento cita Mors venit aut Victoria læta.

Before the legions of combining States, Hor. Sat, Lib. I. Sat. 1. 7.

His arrogant presumptiou bas provok'd PRONE on the grouod brave Blucher To deeds of desperate 'valour. Like the lay:

wolf

{fold Death onward press'd, without remorse. Driven by the faithful guardians of the Ah! Scene of danger and dismay! From bis dark den beneath the impending How could he'scape the slaugutering fray,

brow

(chace Beneath the horse ?

Of some stupendious cliff, where from the

He fovnd a short asylum, lo! he quits Prone on the ground had be then died,

The field of slaughter, awful to behold. Crush'd in the charge, a mangled corse ; Who, that had seen, would not have sigh’d. And by desertion reft of that support

Beset with threatening dangers as he moves, For Him, cut off in warrior-pride,

On which with overweening trust he lean'd, Beneath the horse ?

Courting the swift destruction of his power, Prone on the ground he knew God's pow'r, By usurpation gain'd, by force of arms He sought Religion's sure resource *; Recover'd from his grasp, by treachery's To Heaven be bade his spirit tow'r:

aid

[claim. And God preserv'd him, in that hour, Awhile resum'd, and held with spurious. Beneath the horse.

As when like angry Ocean's swelling tide,

From Lusitania and Iberia, join'd,
Prone on the ground when erst Saol fell,
He own'd a Saviour's gracious force :

In friendly union, with the British host,

Triumphant Warriors pour'd their lengihNew raptures straight his bosom swell!

en'd train, He 'scapes the pains of Death and Hell,

Thro' the steep * Gorges of the Pyrenees, Beneath the horse !

And flusb'd with conquest bade the air resound

(brave, On the VICTORIES of the Duke of Wel

With the high name of WELLINGTON the

For conduct as for valour long proclaim'd LINGTON, RENEW the strain of gratulation loud,

His Country's Ornament, rais'd up bg Ye favour'd Natives of the British isles,

Heaven To sing of Europe's liberty preserv'd,

To stem the torrent of presumptuous pride Blest fruit of just and well-concerted

Ere it o'erwhelm'd the subjugated globe: plans

(power

So now beneath the gallant Blucher's eye, To valiant leaders trusted, who with (By long experience prompt at every turn, Uniting equity, that lasting base

To watch the moment of decisive weight, Of permanent authority, unsheath'd la Victory's doubtful scale,) the Prussian Their swords, and join'd in well-cemented force Jeague,

Combines to share the glories of the day, Not to destroy, but benefit mankind,

And aid his efforts in the common cause Advancing rightful Sovereignty to rule t." Of Justice to the suffering World at large. Nor be the praise confin'd to these alone,

As Nelson on the surface of the deep Or to their gallant followers in the War;

Asserted Britain's glory, and secur'd To Heaven's high throne still be the cho

A lasting title to the Nation's praise: rus rais'd,

[preme, So in the tented field has Wellesley proy'd Where dwells that righteous Governor su.

His undisputed and immortal claim Who having by his instruments of wrath

To all the honours of the Historic page; . Awhile inflicted punisbment severe,

And while, with martial energy iospira, Among the guilty dwellers upon earth,

He bids defiance to the embattled ranks Amid his judgments bas not yet forgot

Who yet, obedient to the Despot's will, His mercy towards the Nations who return Would rise in arms against him, as before, To their allegiance, and his aid implore

His milder tones of sweet accord recall For their deliverance in the time of need. To terms of lasting Amity and Peace,

The unarm'd Natives of the Celtic soil,

He wars not with the weak, nor gluts his * “ The danger was great, but Heaven

sword watched over us.".See Prince Blucher’s With human gore to feed a base revenge Official Report of the Battle of Ligny.

+ See Lines on the occasion of Peace The name given to the passes of those in the last year's Magazine.

Hountains.

He

He tramples not on unoffending Age,

Ran thro' his scatter'd host, and all his Or helpless Infancy; but while he mourns

strength, His gallant comrades, and the manly tear Before so boasted, was at once reduc'd Of Sorrow dims his eye, for thousands To less than infant weakness.

Heņce, ye slain,

[shrine,

proud! Sad victims at Ambition's blool-stain'd Leary true humility. Ye vain! confess Forswears the work of savage Violence The King of Heaven, sole Arbiter on Earth. Exulting in its power. The gentler sex Ye thoughtless, learn to honour and adore From him and his associates in the field The eterual Ruler.-Ye reflecting few ! Fiod every soft attention, while to all Who love to trace his steps in each event, Who meet him not in hostile ranks array'd, Yet stand in awful doubt at many a turn But cultivate his friendship, with firm Of what, in this probationary state, trust

The common herd call fortune, here behold In his avow'd forbearance, he extends His Wisdom, Power, and Rectitude suThe Olive-branch of never-fading green,

preme, In token of protection, signal fair,

And own with joy this soul-reviving fact : Without deceit, that sanguinary thoughts Whate'er the destiny of earthly Kings, In his pure bosom po reception find, There reigns one mighty Potentate o'er all, While acts of cruelty his soul abhors, His own anointed, Partner in his throne, With every selfish and perfidious deed Whose Government without decay or Which meaner souls too constantly ap

change

[events, prove.

Shall stand thro' countless ages. Those Blest be the God of Battles, who ordains Which yet appear confus’d, shall ju the From partial evil universal good;

end,

[scheme And still can cause the wrath of man, to Be found subservient to one mighty praise

Of ultimate perfection. At his Word His everlasting name; by whose decree, Shall mental darkness vanish from the While Europe's states to their foundations Earth, shook

In every shape it has till now assum'd, As with the force of subterranean fires, And the true light from every vapour Amid the Revolutionary strife

clear’d, The sea-girt shores of Britain yet remaind Disclose a glory hitherto conceald: Free from incursion, while her free-born The Rulers tir'd of slaughter, shall incline

To mutual Harmony and love of Peace. Beheld the high salvation of the Lord, The madness of the People shall subside, What time tbe impious foe, as yet un And nought remain to hurt or to destroy school'd

In all God's holy mountain. Be resign'd, By dire Adversity, with crested pride And seek to know no more, assur'd of this: Elate, denounc'd his meditated rage. Factions may rage, and hostile Nations So Israel at their leader's high behest

urge Rested with fix'd amazement, to behold Destructive warfare with inhuman hate, The Egyptian Tyrant, whelm'd beneath Ere that grand period knowo to him alone; the waves

(pass'd Yet all shall issue in eternal good, Of that perturbed sea, themselves had When Heaven's bright portals shall disIn perfect safety, lifting high their song,

play a scene To bless that Power benign 10 whom they Which shall at once elucidate the whole,' ow'd

[yoke, of what the thoughtful mind attempts in Their kind deliverance from his cruel

vain And pay their tribute of unfeigned praise, In this imperfect state to solve aright. Raise The glad strain of gratitude to

Wait the due season. Then the humble Him Who o'er the Nations of the Earth extends Shall be exalted, and the proud laid low. His sovereign sway and absolute contruul, All which your eyes behold, whate'er ap: Giving the Kingdoms of the peopled World

pear To whomsoe'er he will. His mighty Arm Its present tendency, rest well assurd, No human strength can stay. His just Forms but a part of that extended scheme command

Of ultimate perfection, which shall rise No human tongue can question or reprove. Froin seeming discord; an unfinish'd line; To Him be given the glory of that day A segment of that circle, of whose wide When the Usurper of the Gallic throne And ample scope, Man can as yet behold Fled from the associate leaders, and once A trilling portion. Ere the Scene shall more

close ; Confess'd their force superior to his own; The Curtain of the mighty Drama fall; Assisted by the Ouinipotent, whose hand We know not what remains to be perStill fought in their behalf, and bless'd their

form’d, cause,

But final good shall be the sure result, The dark devices of their baughty foe + When Wars and Tumults shall no more At once were frustrated, while panic Fear : ; prevail, M. CHAMBERLIN.

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HISTORICAL CHRONICLE, 1815.
PROCEEDINGS IN THE THIRD SESSION OF THE FIFTH PARLIAMENT OF THE

UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND. House of COMMONS, May 5. been Ambassadors. The Duke of Wel. The Chancellor of the Exchequer moved lington had no more. He concluded by that the Property Tax Renewal Bill be moving that the Committee be empowered read the third tiine; which was carried, by to send for and examine Mr. Mash, of the 160 to 29.

Lord Chamberlain's Office.
May

Lord Castlereagh explained, that the In a Committee of Supply, Mr. Lush- whole exceeding of the three years was ington moved, for repairs of King Henry 90,00Cl.; and if that sum was placed VII.'s Chapel, 24241.; British Museum, against the 100,0001. for outfit, but in 5580l. ; and for 90001. to complete the reality applied to the payment of the purchase of an estate for the family of the Prince's debts, and by which the 60,0001. late Lord Nelson : the latter occasioned per annum issued for that purpose would some discussion, being opposed by Messrs. be sooner relieved, there would be upon Whitbread, W. Smith, and Bankes, who the whole a saving of 10,0001. It was contended that the proposals of Mr. Kemp most unjust to compare the Civil List of for his estate in Suffolk were preferable to England with the expenditure of Contithe purchase of Standish, in Wiltshire. nental Princes. A million a - year was

It was stated by Mr. Rose, the Speaker, voted by the French Legislature to the and others, that Mr. Kemp's estate con- King of France and his family, merely for sisted only of 1000 acres, some of which supporting the splendour of the Crown, was copyhold : that the roads were so bad while one half of our Civil List was approin winter that it was inaccessible; and priated to very different purposes. He that he had refused to take 70,0001. in. should state in conclusion, that, for the cluding fixtures. The estate of Standish, purpose of watching the expenditure of the on the contrary, consisted of 2,500 acres, Civil List, a warrant had recently passed together with a suitable mansion; and the Privy Seal, directing that estimates of Earl Nelson so highly approved of it, that every expenditure should be given in to a he offered to pay the 90001. surplus responsible officer, whose approbation and beyond the original grant out of his own order should be essential to every tradespocket, if Parliament would not make it man for the payment of his accounts. good,

The motion was finally negatired, by On a division, this grant was carried, by 175 to 119. 111 to 66. The second reading of the Bill for erect

House of Lords, May 10. ing a new Post-office in St. Martin's-le Earl Stanhope did not object to the Grand, was carried, by 149 10 70.

second reading of the Property Tax Bill Mr. Tierney entered at great length into because he was a proprietor of land, but the increasing expences of the Civil List, because it bore hard upon the tenantry, and complained that the Powers of the and ultimately on the consumers, or great Committee were too circumscribed to do mass of the people, by raising the price any good. He theu noticed several items of bread. in the department of the Lord Chamber. The Earl of Liverpool said, that this Jain. There was a delicacy due the tax bore not upon the poor, but upon the Royal Family ; but a faithful Parliament rich. The poor were, in fact, exempted could not better discharge its duty than from its operation. by guarding agaiost unnecessary expendi Earl Grey declared, that, though conture, which was indeed unequalled in vinced this tax was unequal, vexatious, Europe. For the expences of the Foreign and oppressive, he should not oppose it, Sovereigns there was 50,0001. The average because he was convinced that his oppo. of expence for plate and jewels was sition would be fruitless. 25,0001. a year. To whom did that plate The Bill being read a second time, the belong ? He believed many of the items Duke of Norfolk said, he agreed in the neought to be charged individually to the cessity of making preparations for war; Prince Regent, who had a privy purse of but hoped every means would be adopted above 70,0001, a year. He then adverted to procure peace by negociation. Instead to the numerous allowances to Ambassa- of thinking the tax unequal and oppressive, dors. He believed that, instead of the he concluded it, of all others, the most usual allowance of plate, some of the Am- equal and fair that had ever been devised. bassadors took money. A Mr. William He hoped that the wise practice of going Hill, and Mr. A'Court, who were only En. into a Committee would not be dispensed voys, had 3,5001. for plate, as if they bad with, GENT, MAG. Suppl. LXXXV. PART I,

Lord F

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