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NOTES TO SARDANAPALUS
And thou, my own lontan Myrrha. [p. 474. | the porpose has not been to Inrite to dull order
“The Ionian name had been still more com- a people disposed to turbulence, rather than te prehensive, having included the Achaians and recommend immoderate luxury, may perha» tho Baotians, who, together with those to whom reasonably be questioned. What, indeed, coa!! it was afterwards confined, would make nearly be the object of a king of Assyria in founding the whole of the Greek uation, and among the such towns in a country so distant from his ca orientals it was always the general name for pital, and so divided from it by an immense en the Greeks."--Mitford's Greece, vol. 1, p. 199. tent of sandy deserts and lofty mountains, and,
still more, how the inhabitants could be at once
in circumstances to abandon themselves to the -Sardanapalus The king, and son of Anacyndarares,
intemperate joys which their prince has bera In one day built Anchialus and Tarsus.
supposed to have recommended,' is not obvion; Eat, drink, and love; the rest's not worth a fillip. of coast, the southern of Lesser Asia, ruins of
but it may deserve observation that, in that live [p. 477.
cities, evidently of an age after Alexander, set “For this expedition he took only a small barely named in history, at this day astonisk chosen body of the phalanx, but all his light the adventurous traveller by their magnificace troops. In the first day's march he reached An- and elegance. Amid the desolation which, under chialue, a town said to have been founded by a singularly barbarian government, has for sa the king of Assyria, Sardanapalus. The fortifi- many centuries been daily spreading in the finest cations, in their magnitude and extent, still in countries of the globe, whether more from sail Arrian's time, bore the character of greatness, and climate, or from opportunities for comnerce, which the Assyrians appear singularly to have extraordinary means must have been found for affected in works of the kind. A monument re- communities to flourish there, whence it may presenting Sardanapalus was found there, war- seem that the measures of Sardanapalus were ranted by an inscription in Assyrian characters, directed by juster views than have been comof course in the old Assyrian language, which monly ascribed to him; but that monarch haring the Greeks, whether well or ill, interpreted been the last of a dynasty, ended by a revolutina, thus: “Sardanapalus, son of Anacyndaraxes, in obloquy on his memory would follow of course one day founded Anchialus and Tarsus. Eat, from the policy of his successors and their pardrink, play: all other human joys are not worth tisans. The inconsistency of traditions conceraa fillip.". Supposing this version nearly exacting Sardanapalus is striking in Diodoros's ec(for Arrian says it was not quite so), whether count of him." MITYORD.
NOTE TO THE DEFORMED TRANS
NOTES TO THE PROPHECY OF
This production is founded partly on the story My Paradise had still been incomplete. (p. 572. of a Novel, called “The Three Brothers," pub- Che sol per le belle opre lished many years ago,
from which Lewis's Che fanno in Cielo il sole e l' altre stelle “Wood-Demon" was also taken - and partly on Dentro di lui si crede il Paradiso, the “Faust” of the great Goëthe. The present Cosi se guardi fiso publication contains the first two Parts only, Pensar ben dèi ch' ogni terreno piacere. and the opening chorus of the third. The rest Canzone, in which Dante describes the person may perhaps appear hereafter.
L'Esilio che m'è dato onor mi tegno. NOTE TO THE LAMENT OF TASSO.
Cader tra' buoni è pur di lode degno. At Ferrara (in the library) are preserved the original MSS. of Tasso's Gierusalemme and of
Sonnet of Dante, in which he represents Right, Guarini's Pastor Fido, with letters of Tasso, one Generosity, and Temperance as banished from from Titian to Ariosto, and the inkstand' and among men, and seeking refuge from Love, who chair, the tomb and the house, of the latter. But inhabits his bosom. as misfortune has a greater interest for posterity, and little or none for the cotemporary, the cell
The dust she dooms to scatter.
(p. 572 where Tasso was confined in the hospital of St.
“Ut si quis predictoram ullo tempore in fortiam Anna attracts a more fixed attention than the dicti cominunis pervenerit, talis perveniens igui residence or the monument of Ariosto - at least comburatar, sic quod moriatur." it had this effect on me. There are two inscrip
Second sentence of Florence against Dante, tions, one on the outer gate, the second over and the fourteen accused with him. - The Latia the cell itself, inviting, unnecessarily, the won
is worthy of the sentence. der and the indignation of the spectator. Ferrara is much decayed and depopulated; the castle still Where yet my boys are, and that fatal she. exists entire; aud I saw the court where Pari
[p. 573. sina and Hugo were beheaded, acoording to the
This lady, whose name was Gemma, sprung anual of Gibbon.
from one of the most powerful Guelf families, named Donati. Corso Donati was the principal adversary of the Ghibelines. She is described
as being "Admodum morosa, ut de Xantippo So.
SONNETTO. cratis philosophi conjuge scriptum esse legimus," according to Giannozzo Manetti. But Lionardo
Di Giovanni Battista Zappi Aretino is scandalized with Boccace, in his life Chi è costui, che in dura pietra scolto, of Dante, for saying that literary men should Siede gigante; e le più illustre, e contc not marry. “Qui il Boccaccio non ha pazienza, Prove dell' arte avvanza, e ha vive, e pronte e dice, le moglie esser contrarie agli studj; e non Le labbia sì, che le parole ascolto ? si ricorda che Socrate il più nobile filosofo che Quest' è Mosè ; ben me '1 diceva il folto mai fosse ebbe moglie, e figliuoli, e ufficj della Onor del mento, e 'l doppio raggio in fronte, Repubblica nella sua "Citta; e Aristotele ebbe Quest' è Mosè, quando scendea dell monte, due mogli in varj_tempi, ed ebbe figliuoli, e E gran parte del Nume avea nel volto. ricchezze assai. - E Marco Tullio-e Catone-e Tal era allor, che le sopanti, e vaste Varone - e Seneca–ebbero moglie." It is odd Acque ei sospese a ge d'intorno, e tale that honest Lionardo's examples, with the ex- Quando il mar chiuse, e ne fè tomba altrui. ception of Seneca, and, for any thing I know, of B voi sue turbe un rio vitello alzate ? Aristotle, are not the most felicitous. Tolly's Alzata aveste imago a questa eguale! Terentia, and Socrates', Xantippe, by no means Ch' era men fallo I' adorar costui. contributed to their husbands, happiness, whatever they might do to their philosophy — Cato Over the damn'd before the Judgment-throno. gave away his wife - of Varro's we know no
(p. 578. thing--and of Seneca's, only that she was disposed The last Judgment in the Sistine chapel. to die with him, but recovered, and lived several years afterwards. But, says Lionardo, "I uomo The stream of his great thoughts shall spring e animale civile, secondo piace a tutti i filosofi."
[p. 578. And thence concludes that the greatest proof of I have read somewhere (if I do not err, for I the animal's civism is “la prima congiunzione, cannot recollect where) that Dante was so great dalla quale multiplicata nasce la Città." a favourite of Michel Angelo's, that he had de
signed the whole of the Divina Commedia : but Nine moons shall rise O'er scenes like this and set. that the volume containing these studies was
[p. 574. lost by sea. See “Sacco di Roma," generally attributed to Guicciardini. There is another written by a Ja- Her charms to pontiff: proud, who dut employ. copo Buonaparte, Gentiluomo Samminiatese che
[p. 578. vi si trovò presente.
See the treatment of Michel Angelo by Julius
II, and his neglect by Leo X. Conquerors on foreign shores and the far wave.
(p. 576. What have I done to thee, my people? (p. 679. Alexander of Parma, Spinola, Pescara, Eugene "E scrisse più volte non solamente a particoof Savoy, Montecucculi.
lari cittadin del reggimento, ma ancora al popolo,
e intra l'altre un Epistola assai lunga che coDiscoverers of new worlds, which take their name. mincia :-"Popule mi, quid feci tibi ?'** Vita di
(p. 576. Dante scritta da Lionardo Aretino. Columbus, Americus Vespucius, Sebastian Cabot. He who once enters in a tyrant's hall. [p. 576.
A verse from the Greek tragedians, with which Pompey took leave of Cornelia on entering the NOTES TO THE ODE TO NAPOLEON boat in which he was slain.
BUONAPARTE. And the first day which sees the chain enthral.
The rapture of the strife The verse and sentiment are taken from Homer.
Certaminis gaudia, the expression of Attila in
his harangue to his army, previous to the battle And ho, their prince, shall rank among my peers. of Chalons, given in Cassiodorus.
[p. 576. Petrarch.
Or like the thief of fire from heaven. (p. 591. A dome, tt, tmage.
Prometheus. The cupola of St. Peter's.
The very Fiend's arch mock.
(p. 591. His chisel bid the Hebrem.
“The fiend's arch mockThe statue of Moses on the monument of "To lip a wantou, and suppose her chaste." Julius II.
NOTES TO ENGLISH BARDS AND SCOTCH
Stal must I hear 2-shal hoarne Fitzgerald bawl| bute of verse on the “Literary Fund :" not conHis creaking couplets in a tavern-hall. [p. 593. tent with writing, he spouts in person, after the Semper ego auditor tantum ? nunquamne re-company have imbibed' a reasonable quantity of ponam
bad port to enable them to sustain the operation. Vexatus toties rauci Theseide Codri?
JUVENAL. Our task complete, like Hamet's shall be free. Mr. Fitzgerald, facetiously termed by Cobbett the “Small-Beer-Poet," inflicts his annual tri- Cid Hamet Benengeli promises repose to his
pen in the last chapter of Don Quixote. Oh! | masters, but not disgrace his genias, Shich is ihat our voluminous gentry would follow the undoubtedly great, by a repetition of black-lesexample of Cid Hamet Benengeli!
ter-ballad imitations. By Jeffrey's heart, or Lamb's Bæotian head. The single wonder of a thousand years. (p.5%
As the Odyssey is so closely connected with Messrs. Jeffrey and Lamb are the Alpha and the story of the Iliad, they may almost be elass. Omega, the first and last, of the Edinburgh- ed as one grand historical poem. In alluding Neview ; the others are mentioned hereafter. to Milton and Tasso, we consider the “Paradise
Lost," and "Gierusalemme Liberata," as their While such are critics, why should I forbear? standard efforts, since neither the "Jerusalem
(p. 593. Conquered" of the Italian, nor the “Paradise Stulta est clementia peritura parcere chartæ. Regained" of the English Bard, obtained a pro
portionate celebrity to their former poems. Query:
Which of Mr. Southey's will survive ?
Nert see tremendous Thalaba come on. (p.59%. [p. 594.
Thalaba, Mr. Southey's second poem, is writCur tamen hoc potius libeat decurrere campo
open defiance of precedent and poetry, Per quem magnus equos Auruncæ flexit alumnus: Mr. S. wished to produce something novel, and Si vacat, et placidi rationem admittitis, edam.
succeeded to a miracle. Joan of Arc was narJUVENAL.
vellous enough, but Thalaba was one of those
poems "which in the words of Porson) will be From soaring Southey down to groveling Stott. read when Homer and Virgil are forgotten, but
[p. 594. -not till then." Stott, better known in the “Morning Post" by the naine of Hafiz. This personage is at pre
Thou wilt devote old women to the deril. (p. 535. sent the most profound explorer of the bathos. Southey, wherein an aged Gentlewoman is car.
See The old Woman of Berkley, a Ballad by I remember, to the reigning family of Portugal; ried away by Beelzebub, on a “high trotting a special ode of Master Stotis, beginning thus:
horse." (Stott loquitur quoad Hibernia.) Princely offspring of Braganza,
And quit his books, for fear of growing double Erin grects thee with a stanza.
(p. 641 Also a Sonnet to Rats, well worthy of the sub- Lyrical Ballads : "The tables turned.“ Ject, and a most thundering ode commencing as Up, up my friend, and clear your looksfollows:
Why all this toil and trouble ? Oh! for a lay! loud as the surge
Up, up my friend, and quit your books, That lashes Lapland's sounding shore.
Or surely you'll grow double.
“Awake a louder and a loftier strain." (p. 5%.
"Awake a louder, and a loftier strain," is the
first line in Bowles*, “Spirit of Discovery;" Thus Lays of Minstrels-may they be the last ! very spirited and pretty Dwarf Epic.
Among (p. 594. other exquisite lines we have the following: See the "Lay of the Last Minstrel," passim. Never was any plan so incongruous and absurd Stole on the list'ning silence, never get
-A Kiss as the ground-work of this production. The en- | Here heard ; they trembled even as if the power trance of Thunder and Lightnivg, prologuising to Bayes' tragedy, unfortunately takes away the - That is, the woods of Madeira trembled to a merit of originality from the dialogue betwcen kiss, very much astonished, as well they might Messieurs the Spirits of Flood and Fell, in the be, at such a phenomenon. (Seo “Leiter de first canto. Then we have the amiable William Bowles's Strictures on Pope."') of Deloraine, “a stark mosstrooper," videlicet, a happy compound of poacher, sheepstealer, and Consult Lord Fanny, and confide in Carl. highwayman. The propriety of his magical la
(p. 597. dy's injunction, not to read, can only be equalled Curl is one of the heroes of the Dunciad, and by his candid acknowledgment of his independ-was a Bookseller. Lord Fanny is the poetical ence of the trammels of spelling, although, to name of Lord Hervey, author of “Lines to the ose his own clegant phrase, “'twas his neck. Imitator of Horace." verso at hairibee," i. e. the gallows.
And do from hate what Mallet did for hire. And goblin brats, of Gilpin Horner's brood.
[p. 597. (p. 594.
Lord Bolingbroke hired Mallet to traduce Pope The Biography of Gilpin Horner, and the after his decease, because the Poet had retained marvellous pedestrian page, who travelled twice some copies of a work by Lord Bolingbroke the as fast as his master's horse, without the aid Patriot King), which that splendid but malig of seven-leagued boots, are chefs-d'æuvre in the nant genius had ordered to be destroyed. improvement of taste. For incident we have the invisible, but by no means sparing, box on
To rave with Dennis, and with Ralph to Thyme. the ear bestowed on the page, and the entrance
[p. 597. of a Knight and Charger into the castle, under
Dennis the critic and Ralpl the rhymester. the very natural disguise of a wain of hay, Silence ye wolves! while Ralph to Cynthia hawls, Marmion, the hero of the latter romance, is Making night hideous-answer him ye owls! exactly what William of Deloraine would have
DUNCIAD been, had he been able to read or writc. The Poem was manufactured for Messrs. Constable, And link'd thee to the Dunciad for thy pains. Murray, and Miller, worshipful Booksellers, in consideration of the receipt of a sum of money,
See Bowles's late edition of Pope's works, for and, truly, considering the inspiration, it is a which he received 300 l. : thus Mr. B. bas exvery creditable production. If Mr. Scott will perienced how much easier it is to profit by the write for hire, let him do his best for his pay. I reputation of another, than to elevate his own.
Mad Cottle still adorn'd the counter's side. must have been painful to read, and trksome to
(p: 597. praise it. If Mr. Hallam will tell me who did Mr. Cottle, Amos or Joseph, I don't know review it, the real name shall find a place in which, but one or both, once sellers of books the text, provided, nevertheless, the said name they did not write, and now writers of books be of two orthodox musical syllables and will that do not sell, have published a pair of Epics. come into the verse: till then, Hallam must “Alfred" (poor Alfred! Pye has been at him stand for want of a better. too!) and “ihe Fall of Cambria."
While gag Thalia's luckless votary, Lamb. May no rude hand disturb their early sleep!
(p. 598. [p. 597.
The Hon. G. Lamb reviewed " Beresford's Poor Montgomery, though praised by every Miseries," and is moreover author of a Farce Bnglish Review, has been bitterly reviled by enacted with much applause at the Priory, the Edinburgh. After all, the Bard of Sheffield Stanmore, and damned with great expedition at le a man of considerable genius: his “Wanderer the late Theatre Covent-Garden. It was enti of Switzerland" is worth a thousand "Lyrical tled “Whistle for it." Balladu," and at least fifty “Degraded Epics."
Beware lest blundering Brougham destroy the Nor hunt the bloodhounds back to Arthur's Seat ?
(p. 598. [p. 597. Mr. Brougham, in No XXV. of the EdinburghaArthur's Seat, the hill which overhangs Edin- Review, throughout the article concerning Don burgh.
Pedro de Cevallos, has displayed more politics
than policy: many of the worthy burgesscs of And Bow-street myrmidons stood laughing by? Edinburgh being 'so incensed at the infamous
[p. 598. principles it evinces, as to have withdrawn their In 1806, Messrs. Jeffrey and Moore met at subscriptions. Chalk-Farm. The duel was prevented by the It seems that Mr. Brougham is not a Pict, as interference of the magistracy; and, on examin- I supposed, but a Borderer, and his name is ation, the balls of the pistols, like the courage pronounced Broom, from Trent to Tay. So be it. of the combatants, were found to have evaporated. This incident gave occasion to much wag- Her son, and vanish'd in a Scottish mint. (p. 598. ge:y in the daily prints.
I ought to apologise to the worthy Deities for
introducing a new Goddess with short petticoats The other half pursued its calon career. (p: 598. to their notice: but, alas ! what was to be done?
The Tweed here behaved with proper deco. I could not say Caledonia's Genius, it being rum: it would have been highly reprehensible well known there is no Genius to be found from in the English half of the river to have shown Clackmannan to Caithness : yet, without super. the smallest symptom of apprehension.
natural agency, how was Jeffrey to be saved ?
The “national Kelpies," are too unpoetical, and If Jeffrey died, ercept within her arms. [p. 598. the “Brownies" and "Gude Neighbourg" (Spl.
This display of sympathy on the part of the rits of a good disposition), refused to extricate Tolbooth (the principal prison in Edinburgh), him. A Goddess therefore has been called for which truly seems to have been most affected the purpose, and great ought to be the gratitude on this occasion, is much to be commended. It of Jeffrey, seeing it is the only communication was to be apprehended, that the many unhappy he ever held, or is likely to hold, with any thing criminals executed in the front, might have ren- heavenly. dered the edifice more callous. She is said to be of the softer sex, because her delicacy of Declare his landlord can translate, at least ! feeling on this day was truly feminine, though,
(p. 598 like most feminine impulses, perhaps a little Lord Holland has translated some specimens of selfish.
Lope de Vega, inserted in his life of the Author:
both are bepraised by his disinterested guests. The travelld Thane! Athenian Aberdeen. [p. 598.
His Joruship has been much abroad, is a mem- Reforms each error and refines the whole. ber of the Athenian Society, and reviewer of
[p. 599. “Gell's Topography of Troy."
Certain it is, her ladyship is suspected of hav
ing displayed her matchless wit in the EdinburghHerbert shall wield Thor's hammer, and some- Review: however that may be, we know from times.
(p. 598. good authority that the manuscripts are submitMr. Herbert is a translator of Icelandic and ted to her perusal-no doubt for correction. other Poetry. One of the principal pieces is a “Song on the Recovery of Thor's flammer:" the Puns, and a prince within a barrel pent. (p. 598. translation is a pleasant chaunt in the vulgar In the melo-drame of Tekeli, that heroic tongue, and ended thus:
prince is clapt into a barrel on the stage-a new Instead of money and rings, ! wot,
asylum for distressed heroes.
While Reynolds vents his "dammes, poohs, and
zounds." And classic Hallam, much renown'd for Greek. All these are favourite expressions of Mr. R.
[p. 598. and prominent in his Comedies, living and defunct. Mr. Hallam reviewed Payne Knight's Taste, and was exceedingly severe on some Greek ver- A tragedy, complete in all but words? (p. 598. ses therein: it was not discovered that the lines Mr. T. Sheridan, the new Manager of Drurywere Pindaros, till the press rendered it impos- Lane Theatre, stripped the Tragedy of Bonduca eible to cancel the critique, which still stands of the Dialogue, and exhibited the scenes as the an everlasting monument of Hallamos ingenuity. spectacles of Caractacus. Was this worthy of
The said Hallam is incensed, because he is his sire, or of himself ? falsely accused, saying that he never dineth at Holland-House. if this be true, I ain sorry- Her flight to garnish Greenwood's gay designs, not for having said so, but on his account, as I
[p. 599. understand his lordship's feasts are preferable Mr. Greenwood is, we believe, Scene-Painter to his compositions. If he did not review Lord to Drury-Lane Theatre : as such Mr. S. is much Holland's 'performance, I am glad, because it indebted to him.
In five facettous acts comes thundering on. (p. 699. Lord C'e worke, most resplendently bound, fore
Mr. S. is the illustrious author of the "ŝleep- e conspicuous ornament to his book-shelves : ing Beauty:" and some Comedies, particularly
The rest is all but leather and pronella “Maids and Bachelors ; " Baccalaurei baculo magis quam lauro digni.
And Melville's Mantle prove a Blanket toe! And worship Catalanis pantaloons. Naldi and Catalani require little notice, for
Melville's Mantle, a parody OD “Elijahi the visage of the one, and the salary of the Mantle," a poem. other, will enable us Jong to recollect these amusing vagabonds ; besides, we are still black
Leave wondering comprehension for behind and blue from the squeeze on the first night of the lady`s appearance in trowsers.
This lovely little Jessica, the daughter of the
noted Jew K-, seems to be a follower of the , To prevent any blunder, such as mistaking a lumes of very respectable absurdities in rhyme, street for a man, I beg leave to state, that it is as times go; besides sundry novels in the style the Institution, and not the Duke, of that name, of the first edition of the Monk. wbich is here alluded to.
A gentleman with whom I am slightly ac- Chain'd to the signature of 0. P. Q. (p.fol. quainted, lost in the Argyle Rooms several thou
These are the signatures of various worthias band pounds at Backgammon. It is but justice who figure in the poetical departments of the to the manager in this instance to say,
newspapers. some degree of disapprobation was manifested. Bat why are the implements of gaming allowed
And Capel Lofft declares 'tis quite sublime in a place devoted to the society of both sexes ?
(P. L A pleasant thing for the wives and daughters of
Capel Lofft, Esq., the Mæcenas of shoemakers, those who are blest or cursed with such connec- and Preface-writer-general to distressed versetions, to hear the billiard-tables rattling in one room, and the dice in another! That this is the wish to be delivered of rhyne, but do not know
men; a kind of gratis-accoucheur to those who case 'I myself can testify, as a late unworthy how to bring it forth. member of an institution which materially affects the morals of the higher orders, while the lower Lo! Burna and Bloomfield, nay, a greater for. may not even move to the sound of a tabor and
[p. 601. fiddle, without a chance of indictment for riotous Seo Nathaniel Bloomfield's ode, elegy, or whatbehaviour.
ever he or any one else chooses to call it, on
the enclosure of “Honington Greep." Behold the new Petronius of the day. (p. 699. Petronjus, "arbiter elegantiarum to Nero, and a very pretty fellow in his day," as Mr.
May Moorland-readers boast Pindarie skil Congreve's old Bachelor saith.
Vide“Recollections of a Weaver in the Most76 live like Clodius, and like Falkland fall.
lands of Staffordshire." • Mutato nomine de te fabula narratur.
Come forth, oh Campbell! give thy talents scope. I knew the late Lord Falkland well. On Sun
(P. Gol. day night I beheld him presiding at his own ta
It would be superfluous to recal to the mind ble, in all the honest pride of hospitality; on
of the reader the author of "The Pleasures of Wednesday morning at three o'clock, I saw, Memory," and "The Pleasures of Hope," the stretched before me, all that remained of cour
most beautiful didactic poems in our language, age, feeling, and a host of passions. He was a if we except Pope's Essay on Man: but so many gallant and successful officer ; his faults were poetasters have started up, that even the names the faults of a sailor—as such, Britons will for- of Campbell and Rogers are become strange. give them. He died like a brave man in a better cause, for had he fallen in like manner on Bear witness Gifford, Sotheby, Macneil. (p. 601. the deck of the frigate to which he was just ap: Gifford, author of the Baviad and Mæviad, the pointed, his last moments would have been held first satires of the day, and Translator of Juvenal. up by his countrymen as an example to succeed- Sotheby, translator of Wieland's Oberon and ing heroes.
Virgil's Georgics, and author of Saul, an epic poen
Macneil, whose poems are deservedly popeFrom silly Hafiz up to simple Bowles. [p. 600. lar: particularly "Scotland's Scaith, or the Waes
What would be the sentiments of the Persian of War," of which ten thousand copies were Anacreon, Hafiz, could he rise from his splendid sold in one month. eepulchre at Sheeraz, where he reposes with Ferdousi and Sadi, the Oriental Homer and Ca- “Why slumber: Gifford ?* once mas askd # tullus, and behold his name assumed by one
[p. 601 Stott of Dromore, the most impudent and exe- Mr. Gifford promised publicly that the Bariad crable of literary poachers for the daily prints? and Mæviad should not be his last original
works : let him remember, "mox in reluctantes Lord, rhymester, petit-maitre, pamphleteer ! dracones." The Earl of Carlisle bas lately published an Unhappy White! phile life was in ata spring. cighteen-penny pamphlet on the state of the Stage, and offers his plan for building a new Henry Kirke White died at Cambridge, in Oetheatre: it is to be hoped his lordship will be tober 1806, in consequence of too much ererties permitted to bring forward any thing for the in the pursuit of studies, that would have maStage, except his own tragedies.
tured a mind which disease and poverty could
not impair, and which Death itself destroyed And kang a calf-skin on those recreant lines. rather than subdued. His poems abound in such
[p. 600. beauties as must impress the reader with the Thon wear a lion's hide! doff it, for shame, liveliest regret that so short a period was allotAnd hang a calf 8-skin on those recreant limbs. ted to talents, which would have dignified eren
SNAKSPEARE, King John. I the sacred functions he wus destined to assure