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translation, because the verse of Terence approaches so very nearly to prose, that in prose only is it possible to adhere faithfully to the words, and particularly to the style of our Author; as we have in our language no measure of verse at all cor responding with that used by Terence.To the learned Reader, the number of the subjoined Notes may, perhaps, seem excessive; and the minuteness of description which characterizes many of them, may appear unnecessary; but, though this work was not written professedly for the schools, yet the Notes were not composed entirely without a view to the instruction of the young student; and many of them tend to the general elucidation of the various passages in the remaining five plays of Terence,"
"This Comedy was acted at the Megalesian Games; in the Curule ædilate of Marcus Fulvius and Marcus Glabrio; by the company of Lucius Ambivius Turpio, and Lucius Attilius, of Præneste.-Flaccus, the Freedman of Claudius, composed the Music for equal flutes, right and lefthanded. It is taken from the Greek, and was published during the Consulate of Marcus Claudius Marcellus, and Cneus Sulpicius Galba. Year of Ronie 587; before our Saviour 162; Author's age 27.
The striking resemblance which "The Harlot's Progress" of Hogarth, bears to the scene in the first act of The Andrian " has been pointed out by the learned Author of the "Clavis Hogarthiana."
Taxidermy: or, The Art of Collecting, Preparing, and Mounting Objects of Natural History. For the Use of Museums and Travellers. With Plates. 12mo. pp. 168. Longman and Co.
THIS Treatise, originally published in France, was written to facilitate the means of procuring and preserving skins; and contains a careful description of the proceedings necessary to collect and preserve all the objects of the Animal Kingdom.
"We find" (says the Author) "the more pleasure in guiding young Naturalists in their interesting labours, as our efforts, for the last fifteen years, have already been rewarded. Since the publi cation of the first edition, the number of persons who apply themselves to Taxidertny is singularly increased, not only in Europe, but in all parts of the world; and we have had the satisfaction of ob. serving, that almost all the animals sent to the Museum at Paris, have been prepared according to the methods we have recommended."
These methods" are clearly pointed out; and the Volume concludes GENT. MAG. Suppl. XC. Part 1.
with "Additional Instructions for Travellers;" which are thus prefaced,
"The preceding Treatise having been written for the use of collectors, superintendents of museums, and artists, as well as travellers, I add the Instructions drawn up by the Professors of the Jardin du Roi, at Paris, expressly for the use of the latter, to whom they are gratuitously presented."
137. Christian Union without the Abuses of Popery; a Letter to the Lord Bishop of St. David's, in Reply to his Lordship's Letter, entitled " Popery incapable of Union with a Protestant Church, &c. By Samuel Wix, A. M. F. R. S. pp. 64.
THE controversy between the excellent Episcopal Champion and the well-meaning Mr. Wix being, we trust, finished (see pp. 155, 195, 418), we shall not ennui our Readers by further remarks.
138. Cornelii Nepotis de Vitis excellen tium Imperatorum, Editio nova: fidem optimorum Codicum accurate castigata; Notis, Chronologia, Calendario, Vocabulario, et Nominum Propriorum Indice illustrata, Studio Alexandri Stewart, 12mo. pp. 398. Whittaker.
WE have recently noticed, p. 341. agood edition of this favourite schoolbook, which recalls to our recollection many pleasing ideas of youthful satisfaction in the "Lover of eminent Commanders."
Mr. Stewart's is also a neat and useful edition; and we have particularly to commend the Index of proper Names, which is rendered more useful by the geographical, histurical, and theological information which it contains.
The Algebraist's Assistant; being a Compendium of Algebra, upon the Plan of Walkingame's Tutor's Assistant; designed for a Question Book for the Use of Schools and Private Study. By James Harris, Teacher of the Mathematics, Walworth. 12mo. pp. 180. Scatcherd and Letterman.
In the Prefatory Remarks which are of some length, and well worthy of perusal; the Author observes that,
"Care has been taken to work afresh every example which has been borrowed from other works into this, in order to verify its accuracy, and likewise to correct the press. An inaccurate solution," he adds, "in works like the present, may occasion much unnecessary trouble to the student."
A Tale founded on Fact, from TRUSLER'S The landlord who keeps it was strongly instructive Proverbs in Verse, written by the Author at the age of 83. MURDER WILL OUT.
LUCULLUS, on reaching a village, and
[road, Alights from his horse, at an inn, on the To seek some refreshment, as nature requir'd,
And there, till the morning, to take his abode.
The other o'er Styx, as by Virgil is said. Like Shakspeare's grave digger, our dig. ger of graves [with years, Now leans on his spade, being encumb'red Harangues boldly on death, its horrors outbraves, [fears. Yet whistles at times, as to banish his
Perchance bad the owner of these luckless bones [was then, Been known as well now, as poor Yorick His gibes and his jests would be retail'd in in tones
Of sad lamentation again and again. The skull was ta'en up, which the reptile had left[been passed, A nail to its head was observ'd had Apparently driv'n thro' its temporal cleft, And, tho' greatly decay'd, it stuck firm and fast.
Enquiries took place. All the sexton could say, [v'ller was led Was, that, "Twenty years since, a traTo sleep for the night, at yon Inn, in his [in his bed. Was robb'd of his cagh, and found dead
suspected, [said, But no marks of violence seen, as was The matter blew over-he's now well respected
And in this very spot his body was laid." "Good Heav'ns !" exclaimed he, "Now strangely we know, [ing and dull Do things come to pass, by th' unthink Unnoticed! This grave was ne'er open'd till now, [be his skull!" And certain as death, Sir,-this must As Jael of old, in an arduous strife, 'Tween Jabin aud Barak, in Israel's
[life, By a nail thro' his temple, took Sisera's (la defiance of war and its general laws,) *
Driv'n in by a hammer, as sleeping he lay[doubt, So here was a murder committed, no By similar means, iu a similar way,
Iu hopes it might never be after found
Absorb'd with the thoughts of so horrid a deed,
Resolv'd to his utmost to bring it to light, Lucullus hies back with the skull in grest speed, [from sight. Yet, as prudence directed, conceal'd st 'Till fit opportunity serv'd to impart The tale to his host, as it stated had been
[his heart, When with riveted eyes, that pierced to And saw how his conscience was working within.
With such powerful words, be disclos'd it as press'd [with his crime, The mind of this miscreant so home Self-smitten he wept-but the throbs of his breast [time. Suspended his power of speech for a
The moment bad fair-with the skull now confronted, [astound, Its looks grim and ghastly, his senses The nail did the rest; nothing further was wanted ;[the ground. He shudders, he trembles, he drops to
"Own thy guilt," roars Lucullus, "that pow'r implore [an act, Whom thou'st highly incensed by so foul For mercy and pardon concealment's now o'er." [fact. The panic struck murd'rer confesses the
Thus Heaven brought forward, what all must. allow, [conceal'd A truth of great import, which long lay
*Judges, ch. 4. v. 8.
A FAREWELL TO MY HARP.
HARP of my soul, and must I fly
From thy entrancing witchery?
Dear harp, to thee?
Fame on wings of azure light,
Earthly mortal, follow me,
Had Hope the charmer left behind,
That angel form is gone; Bleach'd is my youthful cheek with woe, I am alone.
Now I am lonely, and the grave
Will be a welcome bed of rest;
May cheer my rising soul.
But ah! on earth no mortal tear,
But wild winds whistling drear and lone Will sweep along the dark dark grouud; Where wither'd grass just points the mound,
Where William sleeps unknown.
W. S. WICKENDEN.
To fell revenge? Who dared, alone, the worst, [prison burst?
And through the void obscure, from out the XXXII.
Who brought ye o'er the unfathomable abyss, [reign? To this delightful world, and bade ye Mine was the peril, yours possession, bliss I won-and ye enjoyed the new domain, The thrones that totter now-then who shall stain [would lose My valour, chiefs, with doubt that I Tamely, the power I had such toil to gain? Yon treacherous fiend? what he
shall [but by abuse,— The strength of Satan's sword, who breathes
Written after the Battle of Talavera. WELLESLEY! thy country, just to martial fame, [name. "High in the list of heroes" ranks thy Thy deeds, which grateful admiration raise, Claim and receive a gen'rous nation's praise[sway That bold decision which could fortune In the unequal conflict of AssayeThat ardent spirit, that heroic mind, With prudent foresight temper'd and combin'd[stand, That genius, which nor skill nor force withProve thee the glory of thy native land. Before thy prowess, chiefs unknown to
PROCEEDINGS IN PARLIAMENT.
HOUSE OF LORDS, May 30.
The Civil List Bill was read the third time.
Lord Dacre mored as an amendment, that no part of the surplus sums arising from the Admiralty Droits should be applied for the purposes provided for in the Bill, but that an account should be an nually laid before Parliament, in order to its disposal.
This was seconded by Lord Ellenborough, but opposed by the Earl of Liverpool, and was negatived by 81 to 21.
The Bill was then passed.
In the Commons, the same day, Mr. H. Sumner disclaimed any wish on the part of the Agriculturists to encroach on the privileges of the other two- interests in the country. They did not wish for any extension of the Protecting Duty of 80s. a quarter; but they wished for a Committee to enquire into the ways in which that protection had been evaded. It had been said, that our corn since 1815, had averaged 78s. per quarter, but it was of that they complained; for such was the system of fraud, and falsehoods in taking the averages, that while the markets gave them at 78s. they had in reality never exceeded 72s. The general prayer of the Petitioners was, either for a Committee to enquire into their distress, or to be called to the bar to prove it. They did not pretend to point out the way in which their sufferings were to be alleviated. His motion was, that the several Agricultural Petitions be referred to a Select Committee, to examine and report on them.
Mr. Gooch seconded the motion; without some relief, the farmers could not pay the taxations, which, whether just or not, were absolutely necessary.
Mr. F. Robinson did not deny that there was agricultural distress; but it did not arise from the last Corn Bill being inoperative, but from the extraordinary circumstances attending, and consequent upon the late war.
He had never advocated
the last Corn Bill as a positive good, but as a choice of evils: but it gave him great relief to find that the remedy proposed by Mr. Webb Hail was so extravagant as to be intolerable, namely, to impose a permanent duty of 40s. per quarter upon all foreign corn imported. No Government could carry on the affairs of the nation under such a measure. The agriculturists complained that immense quantities of foreign corn had been smuggled in from
the Isles of Man, Jersey, and Guernsey. He had enquired into that, and found no truth in it; he was therefore of opinion that this alarm was perfectly groundless. If his Hon. Friend would confine himself to an enquiry into some of the practical effects of the Corn Laws, he should not object; but on account of the Government and the country, he must protest against any alteration of the Law itself. (Hear, hear.)
Mr. C. Western entered into a long detail, to prove that the Act of 1815, was no protection to the Agriculturists at all; for it had admitted more foreign corn to be imported than any former measure of this kind. He stated it as a positive truth, that the state of Agriculture was so much depressed, that its produce must diminish. The capital of the farmer was sunk and gone; and without some relief the prosperity of the country must be shaken.
Mr. Baring said, the distress of the farmer arose from the inability of the manufacturer to consume his produce, as appeared by the diminished consumption of the town of Birmingham. The Peti. tions presented to the House appeared to have been procured in the same way as those in favour of Universal Suffrage. He could state his conscientious opinion that the farmers were the class of the community that suffered the least.
Mr. F. Lewis wished, that the Petition should be referred to a Committee that might set the subject finally at rest. The language of the Petitions rather prayed for an examination of the general principle of policy, than for any immediate relief; but though he was anxious for enquiry, be should vote against the motion.
Lord Milton said it was the load of debt and taxation that pressed on the country. (Hear, hear.) And it would be a delasion to hold out the prospect of relief except by a diminution of that debt. He felt much regret that he could not vote for the motion, as no good effect could arise from an inquiry so instituted.
Mr. Curwen said, that the poors' rates and taxes had increased since the Corn Bill, and that had more than counterbalanced the diminished price of labour. Many of the taxes, he thought, should be thrown into a modified Income-tax. The rent of land had fallen 15 per cent. ; and a Committee should be appointed, not for any particular class, but for the people of England.
Mr. Ricardo looked only to the good of the country at large, and was on that account averse to the Corn Laws. The high price of food must diminish the profit on the capital of the country, by rais ing the price of wages; and if the price of labour was low in a foreign country, that circumstance would induce capitalists to remove thither. The Corn Law ought to have been made a temporary and not a permanent measure.
Mr. Huskisson considered the appointment of a Committee as unnecessary.
Mr. Coke of Norfolk, could have wished to see a Committee appointed on a broad basis, taking into consideration the difficulties of all classes; for if it were the fact, as stated in the petitions read tonight, that several manufacturers did not earn more than eleven-pence three-farthings a week, they had suffered more than the agricultural labourer had.
Mr. Ellice considered the present motion as only calculated to increase the public distress, and therefore he would meet it by moving the previous question.
Mr. Brougham conceived it would be most improper, after the numerous petitions which were presented to the House from distressed Agriculturalists, not to pay some attention to their claims; and therefore he was greatly astonished at hearing the monstrous proposition made by the Hon. Member for Coventry, of moving the previous question. (Hear, hear. The great mass of taxation and poor-rates fall generally on the Agriculturalists, much more than on any other class of men. There was nothing like a free trade to be any where found; and it was absurd to object to the Corn Laws on the ground of the freedom of trade. He wished to see some measure carried into effect, that, by taking away a moderate part of the public burdens from one class, and adding a moderate part to the other class, would tend to equalize the pressure of those burdens. If some amendment could be proposed, confining the object of the Committee, he should feel it his duty to vote for the motion.
Mr. Ellice explained, and declared his readiness to withdraw his amendinent.
Gen. Gascoyne would not consent to the previous question being withdrawn; if the House went into a Committee, he should propose the repeal of the Corn Laws.
Lord Castlereagh could not consent to the motion in its present extended shape. If confined to a specific object, it should have his support.
At three o'clock the House divided, when there appeared, for the original motion, 150; for the previous question, 101; majority 49.
On re-admission into the gallery, Lord Milton was found lamenting the decision
to which the House had come, and begging them to defer the nomination of the Committee on account of the lateness of the hour (half-past three).
Mr. Baring moved the adjournment of the House, in order that the Committee might be appointed at a time when there could be a full attendance.
Lord Castlereagh deplored and lamented from the bottom of his heart the decision of the House. So little had he anticipated such a result, that, being asked by several persons whether he thought there was such a difference of opinion as would make it necessary for them to remain in the House till the division, he had told them that nothing was so unlikely, from the temper which the House had evinced during the debate, as an effective support of the motion. If he had thought that it would have had so many supporters, there would have been a very different attendance of Members, and a very different result from that which had taken place.
Mr. H. Sumner said, that the decision of the House had taken him as much by surprise as it seemed to have taken others; for however convinced he was of the propriety of the measure he proposed, he had not thought that any proposal he could make to the House would have been so favourably received.
The motion of Mr. Baring was then put in the following form, and carried unanimously:- "That this debate be adjourned till this day." Adjourned at a quarter before four.
Mr. Robinson proposed, that the enquiries of the Committee which Mr. Sumner had obtained, should be strictly confined to devising means for the prevention of frauds in striking the average under the provisions of the Corn Laws of 1815; frauds which had been described by the Agriculturalists as working effects so extensive and injurious, as to reduce the general excluding price throughout the country from 80s. a quarter of wheat, which the Legislature had acknowledged as necessary for the British farmer's protection, to 72s. and even 70s.
Mr. Robinson's proposition was (justly perhaps) considered by the Landed Interest, as merely a device to neutralize the important results of Mr. Sumner's successful motion, and the gentlenen in that interest accordingly opposed the restriction of the Committee with great warmth.
Mr. Bankes and Mr. Burrell proposed, that a middle course might be taken, and that the Committee should be conûned to the question of averages, but not to the consideration of frauds, or the particular arrangements of 1815; suggesting that