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many just and apposite reflections on thea- declare, that if on the night of disaster, incently in use. It is several centuries since trical management and the general laws and the declaration of those principles, which have effects of dramatic representation, that we grown with my growth, and
strengthened with any of the coin of England had this imextract it for the close of this article. my strength," and in the maintenance of which, pression. There is nothing else fictitious
I have been hitherto supported by every public, about these pieces, for they are admiraTO THE PUBLIC.
over whose dramatic entertainments I have pre- bly executed, and the metal is I feel myself in a situation of a most extra sided; I repeat, that if to their declarations, Iof intrinsic value.
and ordinary nature.
appeared either in manner or by the use of any As a tree denizen of this state, 1 possess unqualified expression, to be deficient in respect
An abundant harsest has commenced every civil right. I am, nevertheless, called to the public, I most uneqnivocally acknow in the Southern parts of Europe, and upon to relinquish a privilege which every other ledge the error, and to the public apologise there is a very rapid declension of price freeman enjoys, that of having his contracts for it.
in our corn markets. No one can wish adjudged by a legal tribunal; while, on the I remain the Public's most devoted, contrary, my opponent is placed on an eleva
them to fall lower than we do; but these
obliged, and obedient servant, tion above every other man in this free coun.
Joseph GEORGE HOLMÁn. great and sudden fluctuations, instead of try, by having it considered that his claims su Theatre, March 19.
an unchanging moderate price, are very persede the anthority of the laws. His pretensions have been fully discussed,
prejudicial to all the commercial inter
DIGEST OF POLITICS AND and their imbecility, I trust, evinced; but that
ests, as well as the general prosperity of
NEWS. is not the question of the present moment.
the country. The immediate effect in the Were I obviously in error, I have an indis- [Intended as a Record of Facts and not of putable claim to have my error adjudged to be
present instance will be to ruin many
merchants who have exerted themselves such, and the penalty of my offence determined by citizens indeed-but by citizens arranged as
On Saturday, 12th July, the Imperial to import foreign grain for the suste. jurymen, to hear and judge impartially, under the Parliament was prorogued to Monday nance of the population ; and the influsacred solemnity of an oath.
the 24th of August. The Prince Regentence of their failure must not only be felt The surrender of my civil rights, painful as is in person delivered the speech from the in other branches, but on internal cultivathe sacrifice, may not prove the worst result of Throne, and thus closed a session which tion and future imports. concession,
In my capacity, as Manager of a Theatre, has been laboriously engaged upon many The union of the English and Irish io asserting my own, I am most especially main important points of internal economy and Exchequers having been consummated, taining the rights of the Public.
politics. The principal features of this M. Vansittart, now Chancellor of the But if the practice of rejecting appeals to judicial anthorities, and bringing questions of era will be found, in history, to consist of Exchequer for the Consolidated Office, a private nature, for discnssion in a Theatre, the strenuous efforts of a revolutionary is about to visit Ireland in the discharge to the total defeat of the purpose for which faction to overturn, and of a reforming of his new duties. alone an audience is assembled, be sanctioned party (as they say) to amend the Consti Mr. Ponsonby was buried privately at consequence is obvious. The Drama, which, tution; and of the
resistance of the Go- Kensington last Saturday morning. well conducted, may be rendered so instru- yernment to these attempts, chiefly em The Emperor Alexander has estabmental to the best purposes of society, must bodied in the twice carried Suspension lished, or rather augmented the capital experience annihilation.
of the Habeas Corpus Act, and the trial of a National Commercial Bank at St. Education, talents, and respectability, will fly from the stage: and good sense, taste, and of several of the disturbers of the pub- Petersburgh. The object is the encoudecorum, from the rest of the Theatre. lic peace. By the former, about fifty in- ragement of trade, for which purpose 30
I sincerely hope, however, that when reflec-dividuals have been arrested and impri- millions of roubles are assigned. This tion shall take place of excited sensation, the soned: through the latter only one per institution opens 1st of January, 1818, convinced, that a Theatre affords no exception son, Cashman, has been executed, several and is not only to allow interest on de to the general protection of the laws; and that of his accomplices having escaped, and posits, but to grant loans on good bills, his own enjoyment of the drama is equally others being acquitted when arraigned and on Russian merchandise. involved with that of every other citizen, in for treason.
At Lyons, Montargis, and at Bordeaux, consigning the contracts of Actors and Managers, to the same authorities that determine on
The reduction of the Public Expendi- seven or eight persons have been executed
ture,—the measures for Ameliorating the for conspiring against the Government, My principles for the conduct of a Theatre, Condition of the LowerClasses of the Com General Lacy and four superior offiare founded on the laws; and, as observance of munity, and improving the Poor Laws,-cers, bis accomplices, have received septhe laws is the best test of a good citizen, the increased Operation of the Sinking tence of death at Barcelona, for their late with the conviction, that those principles will Fund, and the consequently amended attempt at rebellion. ultimately constitute the general sentiment. state and relation of the Finances, Re The Prussian Princess Charlotte has
In the absence of reflection, strong opinions venues, and Funded Capital of the Coun- arrived in Russia to be espoused by the are bastily impressed, which time alone is likely try,--the issue of a new Gold and Silver Grand Duke Nicholas, recently a visitor of the present difference. Mine is a situation Coinage, and the gradual resumption of to this country. of great responsibility. Many are dependent, Casb Payments by the Bank, are also Most of the German States have now even for the means of existence, ou my con- among the prominent events of this acceded to the Holy Alliance. duct, in this critical situation. To their claims, humanity compels me to attend. period.
By the latest intelligence it appears To what numerical extent my principles are
BF We have reason to believe, that the that the revolt at Pernambuco has nearly supported, it is needless to enquire; it is same Parliament will meet again for the reached its finale: the only effect of enough for me to be convinced, that many at dispatch of business, and that there will this commotion bas been to strengthen present possess different sentiments. That knowledge is sufficient for the regula
be no dissolution till after another Ses-the measures taken by the European altiop of my conduct.
sion, depending for its length or shortness liance on bebalf of Spain, and compel I cease to act upon my own opinions. I submit on the circumstances of the times. the Portuguese government to relinquish to the most serious and painful sacrifices, rather than the harmony of society shall be further gold coin of 20s. called Sovereigas, com- America.
Last week the circulation of the new its plans of aggrandizement in South disturbed.
The truest respect for the public is the basis menced. The reverse has a St. George Emigration has been probibited in of my principles of management; and, 1 again and the Dragon instead of the arms re-Switzerland, under pain of forfeiture of
the right of citizenship, until official half of the ring finger are supplied with THE EXPLOSION OF TUE STEAM BOAT ON THE
RIVER OHO. intelligence shall have been received of nervous energy by the ulnar nerve, whilst
the remainder of the fingers, and the thumb, An American Journal gives us the following the fate that has attended the first expe- receive their energy from the medial nerve particulars respecting the Steam Boat which dition of emigrants from that country to In consequence of the hard fingering and was destroyed on the river Ohio by the explothe United States of America.
thumbiøg of the blind in the manufacture of sion of the boiler. When the misfortune hapLord COMBERMERE, Governor of Bar- baskets, the sensibility of the nerves con- pened the vessel lay quite close to the town at badoes, and Commander of the Forces in nected with the thumb and three fingers, snch a violent shock that the inhabitants of the the Windward and Leeward Islands, ar- becomes considerably blunted; but the sen- little town directly hurried to the scene of the rived at his destination 'on the 3d instant. sibility of the little finger remaining unim
Colonel M‘Mahon has resigned his paired, through infrequency of use, and its sight which presented itself to them as they apOffice of Private Secretary and Privy still susceptible of that delicacy of touch ing. Eight people were dead; the skin was Purse &c. to the Prince Regent, in whose requisite to regulate the perception of those torn off from head to foot. Three others were immediate service the Right Hon. Gen- deprived of the sense of sight.
mortally wounded; six others. more or less tleman has been long distinguished. We This truth may ultimately be rendered wounded. As they pulled off the clothes of are sorry to say that ill health is the important in the execution of the inore dif- those who were still living, the skin came off cause of this retirement. Col. M‘Mahon ficult movements upon both the Pianoforte with them to a considerable depth. The cries is to be raised to the Baronetage forthwith and Organ, and even upon other instru- of the poor sufferers rent the ears of the spec
tators, and made the scene stilt more dreadful. as an acknowledgment of his fidelity,
The vessel had sailed without the proper pre
Optical WONDERS.—People laugh at the cautions, and before they had weighed anchor and Sir B. Bloomfield, one of H. R. High-story of Argus with one hundred eyes; but they had let the steam act too strongly; and ness's Equerries, has been appointed his what are they to the eyes of some insects ! just at the moment when the crew had been Successor at Carlton House.
The Grey Drone fly, for instance, has been called together to weigh anchor, the boiler On Sunday last the Duchess of Berry ascertained to possess 14,000 eyes; and it is burst. The same Journal mentions a very was delivered of a daughter who died said that a much greater number may be essential improvement of the Steam Engine, by
which all such accidents may be prevented in soon after; and on the 15th the literary found in the Dragon Ay! world (at least) sustained a much heavier
A Correspondent at Rome informs us, David Heath, Jun. of New Jersey, and consists
future. This improvement was invented by loss in Madame de Stael-Holstein, daugh-that at the funeral of the late Cardinal in a new contrivance of the boiler, by which ter of the celebrated Necker, and herself Moury, the corpse was, according to custom, a high temperature of the steam is obtained
borne to the Chiesa Nuova with the face without the nse of the condenser; besides this more celebrated by her works.
exposed. As, however, some traces of pu- the balance wheel and the beam are rendered
trefaction were observable, a wax mask was unnecessary, so that throngh this invention a VARIETIES.
laid over the countenance. Pasquin com- whole Steam Engine of four horse power is re
posed the following epitaph on the occasion. duced to the small space of 60 cubic feet. It Rome, 24th May.—Very interesting exca Qui giace Maury, gallo porporato,
is much to be regretted that the particulars of vations are now making beyond the Church
Che vivo e morto, tu sempre mascherato. such an interesting discovery are not given, of Domine quo vadis, outside of the ancient Letters from Rome state, that Prince but we hope that we shall yet be able to give gate Capena, and not far from the Appiau Borghese expends considerable sums in carry
them at a future time. There have been discovered there ing on extensive excavations which he ex. the remains of a Roman edifice, the rooms pec:s will enable him to replace the antiques | lier Sibilans, has lately confided to the
A writer, who styles himself the Cheva. and the vestibule of which are paved with he lately sold. beautiful Mosaic. A bed-room has been
The British Institution in Pall Mall will Parisian public his correspondence with an found with fragments of statues, marble or- continue open to the 12th of August
, on Irish Peer, to whom he has given the title naments and inscriptions: There are rea- which day' the present Exhibition of the of Lord Lovekings. His familiar epistles are sons for thinking that this country-house works of deceased British Artists closes.
entitled, Diogène à Paris, ou petites Lettres was built under the first Antonines, and that Our Government is, we uaderstand, pre
Parisiennes sur l'Histoire du jour, nos Sottises it belonged to a lady of great distinction, of paring to send out several scientific persons litteraires
, et nos inconséquences morales et the name of Munatia Procula. It is to be to explore such portions of New South Wales politiques. hoped that some antiquary will be in-as can be visited from the British settle
We have seen the first lette: of this new duced to publish an account of these disco- ments. There is a wide and interesting Diogenes. It is filled with expressions of the veries. At Naples every day brings to light field for discoveries, and we doubt not but most inveterate rancour against critical new treasures of art that have been buried that natural history will make many ad- Journalists, and is excessively dull and so many ages. The Bourbon Museum as- vances in every branch from a well-conduct- tedious. The reader is fatigued with incestonishes all travellers. ed enterprize in this quarter.
sant reproaches : impudence without wit is MUSICAL FINGERING.-Hitherto the fin
It is well known that both men and ani- the dullest quality in the world. To succeed gering of keyed instruments has been consi- mals experience an uneasy sensation pro- now-a-days, an author must at least resolve dered as a habit depending upon mechani- duced by a difficulty of respiration whenever to be just, witty and reasonable: This would, cal arrangement; but the following fact they lie too long on their backs. From ex
however, be too much to expect from the may lead to considerable scientific improve periments made by Mr. Legallois we learn Chevalier Sibilans, whose work, though it ment in such an important part of musical that this position causes a diminution of the cannot be styled a History of the present practice. The fact is drawn from actual ob- natural warmth, the duration of which Times, may justly be ranked in the class of servation at the Asylum for the Blind, where, may prove fatal to life.
Sottises littéraires. on a careful examination of the movements
A young gentleman of Paris, with the Tuames WATER.-It is a very curious reof the workman, it may be seen that a most view of pleasing his mistress, lately gave
sult of some experiments which have been extraordinary and specific use is made of the himself out to be the author of various Melo- made upon the River Thames, that the water little finger; for that finger is always ap- Dramas which have been received at the of the river, properly speaking, does not plied by them, when they wish to obtain Ambigu-Comique and the Porte-Saint-Martin, actually fow into the sea, or mix with the particular information respecting the nature in support of his declaration he produces sea-water on the approach of the tide, but is of a surface, in preference to any other. This letters bearing the counterfeit signature of absolutely carried up and down with the is accounted for upon a simple
anatomical the managers of these Theatres. The im- turn of alternate tides, for an indefinite principle. It is ingeniously remarked that position was however discovered, and the period. This is conjectured to be the real 19 attention to the structure of the hand affair will shortly be brought before the efficient cause of what is termed the extreme explains it, since the little finger and one Court of Assizes.
softness of the Thames water.
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A future temple of my present cell,
Which nations yet shall visit for my sake. BYRON. My heart can multiply thine image still;
While thon, Ferrara! when no longer dwell
The ducal chiefs within thee, shalt fall down, It is one of the pleasant facilities of Successful love may sate itself away,
And crumbling piece-meal view thy hearthless which we shall always be most happy to The wretched are the faithful.
halls, avail ourselves, to be enabled to assert
The next passage which struck us as A poet's wreath shall be thine only crown, our claim to pre-eminence as a literary eminently beautiful, is one descriptive of A poet's dungeon thy most far renown,
While strangers wander o'er thy unpeopled Journal, by anticipating public curiosity a Mad-house : and gratifying public interest in matters I had forgotten half I would forget, I have been patient, let me be so yet;
And thou Leonora. which are sooner hinted at than But it revives-oh! would it were my lot these feelings propagate themselves like to be forgetful as I ain forgot!
And Thou-when all that Birth and Beanty Name or pestilence.
throw's Such is our grateful Feel! not wroth with those who bade me dwell task in bringing our readers acquainted Where laughter is not mirth, nor thought the mind, One half the laorel which o'ershades my grave,
Of magic round thee is extinct-shalt have with a new Poem by Lord Byron, which Nor words a language, nor even men mankind; No power in death can tear our names apart, will be preceded in general publication where cries reply to corses, shrieks to blows, As none in life could rend thee from my heart. by this No. of the Literary Gazette.
And each is tortured in his separate hell- Yes, Leonora ! it shall be our fate
To be entwined for ever-but too late ! wards the Noble Author than we were which echoes Maduess in her babbling moods; wrote in this style ; that he always chose
Would to Heaven Lord Byron always ever conscious of before, for we had just while all can hear, none heed bis neighbour's finished another reading of Manfred,
subjects congenial to the most sublime None! save that one which revived the “Farewells," and all
poetic feeling; and left the mysteries of the other painful emotions connected Feel I not wroth with those who placed me here was like their themes.
darkness and guilt to men whose genius
How glorious with his name, we took up the Lament of
would be his reward from an admiring 'Tasso. But admiration soon overpowered No!-still too proud to be vindictive-I world! every other sensation, and we are bold Have pardoned Princes' insults, and would dic. to assert, that this short poem of some two Yes, sister of my Sovereign! for thy sake SIBYLLINE LEAVES, a COLLECTION hundred and fifty lives, contains as bril- 1 weed all bitterness from ont my breast, of Poems; by S. T. COLERIDGE,
It liath no business where thou art a guest; liant passages as any preceding work from Thy brother hates—but I can not detest;
Esg. the same hand, (heart, we fancy we Thou pitiest not-hat I can not forsake.
Announcing that he must henceforward should say,) without a verse to dislike, There is something so truly poetical in devote himself to far different studies --or a sentiment to offend. Had Lord the apology of the bard for lifting his love
Ite hinc, Camænæ! Vos quoque ite suaves,
Dulces Camænæ! Nam (fatebimar verum) Byron never written any thing else, there so high, that we cannot deny ourselves
Dulces fuistis !- Et tamen meas chartas is immortality in these dozen pages. the pleasure of quoting it.
Revisitote : sed pudenter et raro !Tasso, it need scarcely be told, was it is no marvel--from my very birth
Mr. Coleridge has this week' bequeathed for his boldness in aspiring to the love of My soul was drunk with dove, which did pervade to the public not only the above strangethe Princess Leonora, of the Sovereign of objects all inanimate I made
ly christened work, but also anotber in House of Este, declared to be insane, Idols, and out of wild and lonely flowers, two volumes, called “ Biographia Liand confined in the Hospital of St. Anna Whereby they grew, a paradise,
teraria or Biographical Sketches of my at Ferrara. Lord Byron has visited his of waving grees, and dreamed uncounted hours. late period of the week at which these Where I did lay me down within the shade
Literary Life and Opinions." From the cell, and this Lament which he breathes through his person, is wortby of either tirely meet our approbation, occurs after publications issued from the press, we the real or the assumed Bard.
have only had time 10 dip so cursorily It sets out by dwelling on the conso- to us to be beneath the fine tone of the into the latter as to discover, that it is
, lations which long years of solitary im- rest of the poem, and the four last lines where not metaphysical
, an entertaining prisonment had derived from the com- to convey an image only striking in the production, whether with reference 10 position of the Gierusalemme. This
what is to be laughed with or to be glorious work had glorified his dungeon. verges a little too near the Powers of Evil laughed at in its contents, and shall But this is o'er--my pleasant task is done :My long-sustaining friend of many years !
which deform Manfred with horrid therefore dismiss its analysis till our next If I do blot thy final page with tears,
splendor. But we have been too much Number. The Sibylline Leaves we think Know, that my sorrows have wrung from me delighted to dwell on these slight specks
we may do justice to in our present. we will rather conclude with beauties
"Sibylline," says our Dictionary, "of But thou, my yonng Creation ! soul's child!
or belonging to a Sibyl or Prophetess :" Which ever playing round me came and smiled, once was quick in feeling-that is o'er ;-
the word cannot therefore, we hope, be And wooed me from myself with
tliy sweet sight, My scars are callous, or I should have dashed Thou, too, art gone-and so is my delight:
My brain against these bars as the sun flashed appropriated by Mr. Coleridge, who is And therefore do I weep and inly bleed In mockery through them.
not so humble a poet as to assume, volunWith this last bruize upon a broken reed. He abjures self-destruction, as it would tarily, the character of an old woman.
We are acquainted with nothing of confirm the base fabrication of his enemore eloquent grief and nature than this: mies, and blight his vaine; and prophe. omitted in consequence of the press of oiber
• Written for last Saturday's Gazette, but - he then alludes to his love, and amid tically exclaims,
US so: -
But on refreshing our classic memory wel into the question which every production curse makes a dreadful impression ou grasp the very essence and soul of this of the school to which it belougs invari- the minds of the children, and ultimately mysterious title. The Sibyl wrote her pro-ably raises, i.e. whether it is poetry or consigns them to superstition and misery. phecies on leaves ; so does Mr. Coleridge drivelling, the true and genuine effusion in the telling of this story, we have all his verses - the prophecies of the Sibyl of unsophisticated nature, or the very bab- the characteristics of the author. There became incomprehensible, if not instant- bling of imbecility, mistaking meanness is the close alliance of beauty and dely gathered; so does the sense of Mr. for simplicity, and the most ludicrous formity; the union of fine poetical Coleridge's poetry; the Sibyl asked the grotesque for the best, because the near-thought with the most trivial commonsame price from Tarquin for her books est resembling, portrait of Reality. We place; feeling bound to vulgarity; dig: when ir 9, 6, and 3 volumes; so does will leave the determination of this case pity of language to the vilest doggrel-Mr. Coleridge for his, when scattered over to those who consider it of more interest in tine, it resembles the horrid punishsundry publications, and now as collect-than we do; and proceed very briefly to ment of barbarism which linked dead ed into one-as soon as the Sibyl had give an account of the volume before us. and living bodies together, and gave the concluded her bargain she vanished, and The Preface goes on fidgeting and fight- vital spark to perish with the rotting carwas seen no more in the regions of Cumæ ; ing with the world or somebody in it, case. An example will suffice - Mary so does Mr. Coleridge assure us he will ascribing malevolence and worthlessness, complains with much native sweetness, be seen no more on Parnassus—the Si- and all uncharitableness to a person or per- though by no comparison the finest pasbylline books were preserved by Kings, sons unknown, and decidedly disproving sage:had a College of Priests to take care of au assertion in the Biographia, wherein My sister may not visit us,
My Mother says her nay: them, and were so esteemed by the peo- Mr. C. affirms, that authors (particularly
O Edward! you are all to me, ple, that they were very seldom consult- Poets,) are neither irritable nor revenge
I wish for your sake I could be ed; even so does Mr. Coleridge look to ful!! In the body of the work we have More lifesome and more gay. delight Monarchs, his book will be trea- two school-boy poems, and as one of l'ın dull and sad ! indeed, indeed sured by the Eleven Universities, and we them is really about the most amusing of I know I have no reason ! venture to suppose that it will be treated the whole, we shall annex it as a favour
Perhaps I am not well in health,
And 'tis a gloomy season. by the public, quoad frequent perusal, able specimen. Then comes the Ancient
Ellen, the sister, however, does visit pretty much in the same way with the Mariner, in seven parts, whimsically inravings of his Archetypes.
dexed on the margin, like a bistory. The them, and thus meanly does the poet tell We put it to the reader, if we have next division consists of Poems on Poli
Oh! Ellen was a faithful friend, not cleanly unriddled the title-page of tical Events, of which we do not remem More dear than any sister!
Sibylline Leaves,” though we do not ber to have seen before a pretty long As cheerful too as singing lark ; thank the author for allotting us time- one, with a much longer circumstantial
And she ne'er left them till 'twas dark,
And then --(why then)—they always pressed Critics the trouble of turvivg apologetical” detail in prose of the
mniss'd ber! over Varro, Ælian, Diodorus, Pliny, Lucan, how, when, and wherefore it was written,
Again, Ovid, Sailust, Cicero, and even Pausanias entitled, (horrible to read,) "Fire, Fa
Well! it passed off! the gentle Ellen and Plato, for the manifestation of his re- mine, and Slaughter!" Melting down Did well nigh dote on Mary; condite enigmas. from the terrible, the ensuing division is
And she went oftener than before, Having fortunately surmounted the “ Love Poems," --but oh! such love!
And Mary loved her more and more-(fine
alliteration.). stumbling-block on the threshold of this One of them is to an unfortunate wo-|(Grand Climax) She managed all the Dairy !!! volume, we come to the Preface, whence man at the Theatre," and beginswe learn that it contains the whole of Maiden that with sullen brow;" and into importance, and important things
Eheu jam satis ! Trifles are swelled the author's poetical compositions from be-maidening the miserable prostitute all shorn into trifles, the sublime and the 1793 to the present date, except a few through the piece. From love we come ridiculous have not even a step between works not yet finished, (Heaven defend to Meditative Poems, in blank verse (such them; and the pathetic and the silly, the us from more of Christabel !!!) and some loves often produce cause for reflection !) sepsible and the absurd, are so disgustjuvenile poems, over which he has no and wind up with Odes and Miscellabies. ingly dovetailed together, that we have controul. Preface furthermore requests Among these varieties there seems to us pot patience with the artizan. We have, us to divide these Poems into three to be very little of povelty, though we however, promised one of the school-boy classes, viz. 1st. those originally publish- cannot charge ourselves with baving pe- poems, and we add it. ed in Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads; 20. rused all Mr. Coleridge's productions
THE RAVEN, those originally published in various ob- formerly published. There is a fragment A Christmas Tale, told by a School-boy to his scure or (alas !) perishable Journals; and of a Sexton's Tale, “The Three Graves," little Brothers and Sisters. 3d. and last, those really original from remarkable for illustrating the style in Underneath a huge oak tree MSS. With this request we woull gladly language and the style of thought which There was, of swine, a huge company, comply, (as it seems to be of much im- distinguish the Bards of the Lakes. We That grunted as they crunched the mast; portance to the writer ;) but as no clue is gather that it is tragical from there being Then they trotted away, for the wind grew high: furnished whereby we can unravel, the three graves, but are not informed whose One acorn they left, and no more might you spy. complexity of the labyrinth, we are com- graves they are, except we can guess as Next came a Raven, that liked not such foliy: pelted to take the Poems, unclassed, in shrewdly as Lord Stanley. A widow He belong’d, it was said, to the Witch Melan
choly! ibe way they are divided and subdivided conceives a violent passion for her Blacker was he than blackest jet,
on the Sibyllive Leaves, price teu and daughter's, received lover, who rejects Flew low in the rain, and his feathers not wel, sixpence.
her, and she pours down a horrible ma- He pick'd up the acorn and buried it strait From the manner in which we speak ternal curse, not only on her rival child, By the side of a river both deep and great.
Where then did the raven go? of this publication, it will scarcely be but on another daughter with whom she He went high and low, anticipated that we iuteud to euter at all lives on terms of sisterly affection. This Over hill, over dale, did the black Raveu go.