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(p. 602. as “lucus a non lucendo,"containing little pleasMr. Wright, tale Copsu) - General for the antry, and less poetry. He also acts as monthly Seven lelands, is author of a very beautiful poem stipendiary and collector of calumnies for the Just published: it is entitled, “Hora lonice, Saiirist. If this unfortunate young man would and is descriptive of the Isles and tho adjacent exchange the magazines for the mathematics, ooast of Greece.

and endeavour to take a decent degree in bda

university, it might eventually provo more serAnd you, associate Bards! who match'd to light. viceable than his present salary.

[p. 602. • The translators of the Anthology have since Oh, dark asylum of a Vandal race !

(p. 603. published separate poems, which evince genius “Into Cambridgeshire the Emperor Probos that only requires opportunity to attain eminence. transported a considerable body of Vandals."

GIBBON. There is no reason to doubt the truth of False glare attracts, but more offends the eye. this assertion-the breed is still in high perfection. The neglect of the “Botanic-Garden

That .... Hodgson scarce redeems thy fame! proof of returning taste : the scenery 18 its sole

[p. 603. recommendation.

This gentleman's name reqnires no praiso :

the man who in translation displays unquestionAnd thou, 100, Scott ! resign to minstrels rude. able genius, may well be expected to excel in

(p. 602. original composition, of which it is to be hoped By the bye, I hope that in Mr. Scott's next we shall soon see a splendid specimen. poem his hero or heroine will be less addicted io "gramarye," and more to grammar, than the And modern Britons justly praise their sirer. Lady of the Lay, and her bravo, William of

[p. 603. Deloraine.

The “Aboriginal Britons," an excellent poem

by Richards. Let Stott, Carlisle, Matilda, and the rest. (p. 602.

It may be asked why I have censured the Earl And old dame Portland fills the place of Pitt. of Carlisle, my guardian and relative, to whom

[p. 603. I dedicated a volume of puerile poems a few A friend of mine being asked why his Grace of years ago. The guardianship was nominal, at P. was likened to an old woman replied, “he least as far as I have been able to discover ; supposed it was because he was pasl bearing." the relationship I cannot help, and am very sorry for it; but as his lordship seemed to forget it Let vain Valentia rival luckless Carr. [p. 603. on a very essential occasion to me, I shall not Lord Valentia (whose tremendous travels are burthen ing memory with the recollection. I do forthcoming, with due decorations, graphical, not think that personal differences sanction the topographical, and typographical) deposed, on unjust condemnation of a brother scribbler ; but Sir John Carr's unlucky suit, that Dubois' satire I see no reason why they should act as a pre- prevented his purchase of the “Stranger in Ireventive, when the author, noble or ignoble, has land."-Oh fic, my Lord! has your lordship no for a series of years beguiled a "discerning pu- more feeling for a fellow-tourist ? but “two of blic" (as the advertisements have it) with divers a trade," they say. reains of most orthodox, imperial nonsense._Be. sides, I do not step aside to vituperate the Earl; Let Aberdeen and Elgin still pursue.

(p. 603. no-his works come fairly in review with those Lord Elgin would fain persuade us that all of other patrician literati. If, before I escaped the figures, with and without noses, in his stonefrom my teens, I said any thing, in favour of shop, are the work of Phidias ! "Credat Judæus." his lordship's paper-books, it was in the way of dutiful dedication, and inore from the advice of I leave topography to classic Gell. (p. 604. others than my own judgment, and I seize the Mr. Gell's Topography of Troy and Ithaca first opportunity of pronouncing my sincere re- cannot fail to ensure the approbation of every cantation. I have heard that some persons con- man possessed of classical taste, as well for the ceive me to be under obligations to Lord Carl-information Mr. G. conveys to the mind of the isle: if 80, I shall be most particularly happy reader, as for the ability and research tho roto learn what they are, and when conferred, spective works display. that they may be duly appreciated and publicly acknowledged. What I have humbly advanced as an opinion on his printed things, I am pre

POSTSCRIPT. pared to support, if necessary, by quotations from elegies, enlogies, odes, episodes, and cer- I have been informed, since the present editain facetious and dainty tragedies, bearing his tion went to the press, that my trusty and well Dame and mark: What can ennoble knaves or fools, or cowards ? preparing a most vehement critique ou my poor,

beloved cousing, the Edinburgh Reviewers, are Alas! not all the blood of all the Howards !

gentle, unresisting muse, whom they have already So says Pope. Amen.

80 bedeviled with their ungodly ribaldry: And other victors fill the applauding skies.

“Tantæne animis cælestibus ira!"

[p. 603. I suppose I must say of Jeffrey as Sir Andrew “Tollere humo, victorque virum volitare per Aguecheek saith, "an I had known he was so

VIRGIL. cunning of fence, I had seen him damned ere I

had fought him." What a pity it is that I shall Requires no sacred theme to bid us list. (p. 603. be beyond the Bosphoras before the next num

The “Games of Hoyle," well known to the ber has passed the Tweed. But yet I hope to votaries of whist and chess, are not to be superseded light ny pipe with it in Persia. by the vagaries of his poetical namesake, whose My northern friends have accused me, with poen comprised, as expressly stated in the ad-justice, of persouality towards their great litevertisement, all the “Plagues of Egypt." rary Anthropophagus, Jeffrey: but what else was

to be done with him and his dirty pack, who Himself a living libel on mankind. (p. 603. feed “by lying and slandering," and slake their

This person, who has lately betrayed the most thirst by "evil-speaking?" I have adduced rapid symptoms of confirmed authorship, is writer | facts already well knowu, and of Joffrey's mind


I have stated my free opinion, nor has he thence, could impart a little of his gentility to his el. gustained any injury: what scavenger was ever ordinate scribblers. I hear that Mr. Jerniaghan soiled by being pelted with mud It may be is about to take up the cudgels for his Mreena, said that I quit England because I have censured Lord Carlisle: I hope not; he was one of the there “persons of honour and wit about town;" few who, in the very short intercoune I had but I ain coming back again, and their vengeance with him, treated me with kindness when a box will keep hot till my return. Those who know and whatever he may say, or do, “pour on, 1 me can testify that my motives for leaving Eng will endure." I have nothing further to add land are very different from fears, literary or save a general note of thanksgiving to readers personal; those who do not, may one day be purchasers, and publisher; and, in the words ! convinced. Since the publication of this thing, Scott, I wish my name has not been concealed; I have been

To all and each a fair good nigh mostly in London, ready to answer for my trang. gressions, and in daily expectation of sundry

And rosy dreams and slumbers light. cartels; but, alas! “The age of chivalry is over, or, in the vulgar tongue, there is no spirit nowa-days.

There is a youth yclept Hewson Clarke, (sub- The following Lines were written by Mr. Pit: audi, Esq.) a sizer of Emanuel College, and I gerald in a Copy of English Bards and Srofil believe a denizen of Berwick upon Tweed, whom

Revievers :I have introduced in these pages to much better company than he has been accustomed to meet: I find Lord Byron scorns my inse he is, notwithstanding, a very sad dog, and, for

Our fates are ill agreed ! no reason that I can discover, except a personal

His verse is safe-I can't abuse quarrel with a bear, kept by me at Cambridge

Those lines I never read. to sit for a fellowship, and whom the jealousy of his Trinity - cotemporaries prevented from success, has been abusing me, and, what is worse, the defenceless innocent above mentioned, in Lord Byron accidentally met with the Copy, si the Satirist, for one year and some months. I subjoined the following pungent Reply :am utterly unconscious of having given him any provocation; indeed I am guiltless of having What's writ on me, cried Fitz, I never readheard his name, till it was coupled with the What's wrote by thee, dear Fitz, none will indeed. Satirist. He has therefore no reason to complain, The case stands simply thus, then, honest Fitzand I dare say that, like Sir Fretful Plagiary, Thou and thine enemies are fairly quits, he is rather pleased than otherwise. I have now Or rather would be, if, for time to come, mentioned all who have done me the honour to They luckily were deaf, or thou wert dumatnotice me and mine, that is, my Bear and my But, to their pens while scribblers add their Book, except the Editor of the Satirist, who, it

tongues, seems, is a gentleman, God wot! I wish he The waiter only cau escape their lung.

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NOTES TO THE CURSE OF MINERVA. *When Venna half avenged Minerra's shame." The queen of night asserts her silent reign. His lordship's name, and that of one be se

[p. 605. longer bears it, are carved conspicuously on the The twilight in Greeee is much shorter than Parthenon above; in a part not far distaal are in our country; the days in winter are longer, the toru remnants of the basso-relievos, destroyed but in summer of less duration.

in a vain attempt to remove them.

Athene, no! the plunderer was a Scot! (p. 644 These Cecrops placed-thiPericles adorn'd

The plaster wall on the west side of the te

[p. 605. This is spoken of the city in general, and not ple of Minerva Polias bears the following is of the Acropolis in particular. The temple of scription, cat in very deep charactere : Jupiter Olympius, by some supposed the Pan

Quod non fecerunt Goti, theon, was finished by Hadrian : sixteen columns Hoc fecerunt Scoti. are standing, of the most beautiful marble and style of architecture.

And own himself an infant of fourscere." Thinsulted wall sustains his hated name. Mr. West, on seeing "the Elgin collection

[p. 605. (I suppose we shall hear of the Abershaxs' and It is related by a late oriental traveller, that Jack Shephard's collection next), declared bis when the wholesale spoliator visited Athens, he self a mere tyro in art. caused his own name, with that of his wife, to be inscribed on a pillar of one of the principal temples. This inscription was executed in a

And marvel at his lordship's stone-shop there. very conspicuous manner, and deeply engraved in the marble, at a very considerable elevation. at Elginhouse. He asked if it was not "a stone

Poor Crib was sadly puzzled when exhibited (doubtless inspired by the patron-goddess) has shop :" he was right-it is a shop. been at the pains to get himself raised up to the requisite height, and has obliterated the name Some calm spectator, as he takes his riet. of the laird, but left that of the lady untouched. The traveller in question accompanied this story “Alas! all the nonuments of Romaa magni) by a remark, that it must have cost some labour cence, all the remains of Grecian taste, sa dear! and contrivance to get at the place, and could to the artist, the historian, the antiquary, als only have been effected by much zeal and de- depend on the will of an arbitrary sovereigt: terinination.

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or vanity, by a nephew or a sycophant. 18 a That nose, the hook where he suspende the new palace to be erected (at Rome) for an up

world. start family? the Coliseum is stripped to fur- “Naso suspendit adunco."-HORACE. Dish materials. Does a foreign minister wish to adorn the bleak walls of a northern castle with The Roman applies it to one who merely was antiques? the tein ples of Theseus or Minerva imperious to his acquaintance. in ust be disinantled, and the works of Phidias or Praxiteles be torn' froin the shattered frieze. There Chateaubriand forms new books of That a decrepid uncle, wrapped up in the reli

martyrs. gious duties of his age and station, should listen Vicomte Chateaubriand, who has not forgotto the suggestions of an interested nephew, is ten the author in the minister, received a handnatural: and that an oriental despot should un- somc compliment at Verona froin a literary sodervalue the masterpieces of Grecian art, is to vereign : "Ah! Monsieur C-, are you related be expected; though in both cases the conse- to that Chateanbriand who-who-who has writquences of such weakness are much to be la- ten something?" (ecrit quelque chose.) It is said mented. But that the ininister of a nation, famed that the author of Atala repented him for å for its knowledge of the language, and its vener- moment of his legitimacy. ation for the nonuments of ancient Greece, shonld have been the prompter and the instrument of these destructions, is almost incredible. Such rapacity is a crime against all ages and all generations: it deprives the past of the tro- NOTES TO THE VISION OF JUDGphies of their genius and the title-deeds of their

MENT, fame; the present, of the strongest inducements to exertion, the noblest exhibitions that curiosity can contemplate ; the future, of the master

Reviewing "the ungentle craft." and then. pieces of art, the models of imitation. To

[p. 625. St. 98. guard against the repetition of such depredations

See “Life of Henry Kirke White." is the wish of every man of genius, the duty of

Like King Alfonso ! every man in power, and the common interest

(p. 625. St. 101. of every civilized nation." Eustace's Classical

King Alfonso, speaking of the Ptolomean sysTour through Italy.

tem, said, that "had he been consulted at the "This atiempt to transplant the temple of creation of the world, he would have spared the Vesta from Italy to England, may perhaps do

Maker some absurdities." honour to the late Lord Bristol's patriotism or to his magnificence; but it cannot be considered

Like lightning, off from his "melodious twang. as an indication of either taste or judgment." Ibid.

(p. 625. St. 102.

See Aubrey's account of the apparition which Blest paper-credit" who shall dare to sing?

disappeared with a curious perfume and a me

lodious twang; " or see the Antiquary, vol 1. Blest paper-credit, last and best supply, That lends corruption lighter wings to fly.



[p. 607.

NOTES TO THE AGE OF BRONZE. Written after swimming from Sestos to Abydos.

[p. 633. To form, like Guesclin's dust, her talisman.

On the 3d of May, 1810, while the Salsette

(p. 609. (Captain Bathurst) was lying in the Dardanelles, Guesclin died during the siege of a city; it Lieutenant Ekenhead of that f'rigate and the surrendered, and the keys were brought and writer of these rhymes swam from the European Jaid upon his bier, so that the place might shore to the Asiatic-by-the-bye, from Abydos

to Sestos wonld have been more correct. The appear rendered to his ashes.

whole distance from, the place whence we start.

ed to our landing on the other side, including Hear! hear! Prometheus from his rock appeslo

. te Densite we were carriedra che ci sarem wpis I refer the reader to the first address of Pro- wards of four English miles; though the actual methens in Eschylus, when he is left alone by breadth is barely one. The rapidity of the curhis attendants, and before the arrival of the rent is such thai no boat can row directly across, Chorus of Sea-nymphs.

and it may in some measure be estimated from

the circumstance of the whole distance being Revive the cry—lago! and close Spain!". accomplished by one of the parties in an hour

(p. 611. and five, and by the other in an hour and ten “St. lago! and close Spain!" the old Spanish minutes. The water was extremely cold from war-cry.

the melting of the mountain-snows. About three

weeks before, in April, we had made an attempt, The knife of Arragon, Toledo's steel. (p. 611.

but having ridden all the way from the Troad the use of this weapon, and displayed it parti- the completion till the frigate anchored below The Arragonians are peculiarly dextrous in the same morning, and the water being of an

icy chillness, we found it necessary to postpone cularly in former French wars.

the castles, when we swam the straits, as just

stated; entering a considerable way above the Thy good old man, whose world was all within. European, and landing below the Asiatic fort.

[p. 612. Chevalier says that a young Jew swam the saine The famous old man of Verona. See CLAUDIAN. distance for his mistress; and Oliver mentions

it having been done by a Neapolitan; but our Many an old woman, but no Catherine. [p. 612. consul, Tarragona, remembered' neither of these

The dexterity of Catherine extricated Peter circumstances, and tried to dissuade us from the (called the Great by courtesy) when surrounded attempt. A number of the Salsette's crew were by the Mussulmans ou the banks of the river Pruth. I knowu to have accomplished a greater distance; (p. 661.

[p. 633.

and the only thing that surprised me was, that, character has been drawn in the highest coloans as doubts had been entertained of the truth of by Dryden, Pope, Prior, and Congreve. Leander's story, no traveller had ever endeavoured to ascertain its practicability.

By Death's unequal hand alike control d.

The hand of Death is said to be unjust, er Ζώη μου, σας αγαπώ

unequal, as Virgil was considerably older than Zoë mou, sas agapo, or Zon uov, oós cyarw, Tibullus, at his decease. a Romaic expression of tenderness : if I translate it I shall affront the gentlemen, as it may

To lead the band where god-like Falkland fell. seem that I supposed they could not; and if 1

[p. 671 do not, I may affront the ladies. For fear of any

Lucius Cary, Lord Viscount Falkland, the most misconstruction on the part of the latter I shail accomplished man of his age, was killed at the do so, begging pardon of the learned. It means,

battle of Newbory, charging in the ranks of lord "My life, I love you!" which sounds very pret- Byron's regiment of cavalry. tily in all languages, and is as much in fashion in Greece at this day as, Juvenal tells us, the

To flee away and be at rest. (P. 671. | two first words were amongst the Roman ladies, had wings 'like a dove, then would I fly away

Psalm 55, Verse 6.—“And I said Oh! that I whose erotic expressions were all hellenized.

and be at rest." This verse also constitutes à By all the token-flowers that tel. (p. 633. part of the most beautiful anthem in our language. In the East (where ladies are not taught to write, lest they should scribble assignations) flowers, cinders, pebbles, convey the sentiments of the parties by that universal deputy of Mer- EXTRACT FROM THE EDINBURGHcury- an old woman. A cinder says, “I burn

REVIEW, for thee;" a bunch of flowers tied with hair, “Take me and fly; " but a pebble declares

No. 22, FOR JNAUARY 1808. what nothing else can.

Hours of Idleness; a Series of Poems, origina! Blessing him they served so well.

[p. 644.

and translated. By George Gordon, Lord Byron, “At Waterloo, one man was seen, whose left

a Minor. 8vo. pp. 200.-Newark, 1807. arni was shattered by a cannon-ball, to wrench it off with the other, and throwing it up in the

The poesy of this young Lord belongs to the air, exclaimed to his comrades, "Vive l'Empereur class which neither gods nor men are said to jusqu'à la mort." There were many other in- permit. Indeed, we do not recollect to have seen stances of the like: this you may, however, a quantity of verse with 80 few deviations in depend on as true." A private Letter from effusions are spread over a dead flat, and can

either direction froin that exact standard. His Brussels.

no more get above or below the level, than if Turning rivers into blood. (p. 645. they were so much stagnant water. As an ei See Rev. chap. VIII, verse 7-11. “The first tenuation of this offence, the noble author is angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire peculiarly forward in pleading minority. We mingled with blood. And the second angel sound - have it in the title-page, and on the very back ed, aud as it were a great mountain burning of the volume; it follows his name like a farourwith fire was cast into the sea ; and the third ite, part of his style. Much stress is laid upon part of the sea became blood. And the third it in the preface, and the poems are coanecied angel sounded, and there fell a great star from with this general statement of his case, by par heaven, burning as it were a lamp; and it fell ticular dates, substantiating the age at which upon a third part of the rivers, and upon the each was written. Now the law upon the point fountains of waters. And the name of the star is

of minority we hold to be perfectly clear. It is called Wormwood. and the third part of the a plea available only to the defendant; se waters became wormwood; and many men died plaintiff can offer it as a supplementary ground of the waters, because they were made bitter."

of action. Thus, if any suit could be brought

against Lord Byron, for the parpose of compel: Whose realm refused thee even a tomb. (p. 645. ling him to put into court a certain quantity of Murat's remains

are said to have been torn poetry, and if judgment were given against him, from the grave and burnt

it is highly probable that an exception would be taken were he to deliver for poeiry the contents of this volune. To this he might plead minority; but, as he now makes voluntary tender of the article, he hath no right to sue, on that

ground, for the price in good current praise, NOTES TO THE HOURS OF should the goods be unmarketable. This is our IDLENESS.

view of the law on the point, and, we are sorry to

say, 80 will it be ruled. Perhaps, however, in Oscar of Alva.

(p. 656. reality, all that he tells us about his youth is The catastrophe of this tale was snggested by rather with a view to increase our wonder, than the story of "Jeronymo and Lorenzo, in the

to soften our censures. He possibly means to first volume of “The Armenian, or Ghost-Seer:" say:

“ See how a minor can write! This poem it also beare some resemblance to a scene in

was actually composed by a young man the third act of Macbeth.

eighteen, and this by one of only sixteen!"-But, alas! we all remember the poetry of Cowley at

ten, and Pope at twelve; and so far from hearThe pride of Princes, and the boast of song. ing, with any degree of surprise, that very poer

(p. 660.verges were written by a youth from his leaving Charles Sackville, Earl of Dorset, esteemed the school to his leaving college, inclusive, we really mort accomplished man of his day, was alike believe this to be the most common of all occardistinguished in the voluptuous court of Charles rences ; that it happens in the life of nine acı II. and the roomy one of William II. He be- in ten who are educated in England; and that the haird

pritli prral gallantry in the seafight tenth man writes better verse than Lord Byron. with the bestch, iu 1665, on the day, previous to His other plea of privilege, our author rather which he composed his celebrated 'song. His bringe forward in order to waive it. He certain

ly, however, does allude frequently to his family Thus, we do not think Lord Byron was made and ancestors - sometimes in notes ; and while for translating, during his non-age, Adrian's giving up his claim on the score of rank, he Address to his Soul, when Pope succeeded so takes care to remember us of Dr. Johnson's say- indifferently in the attempt. If our readers, ing, that when a nobleman appears as an author, however, are of another opinion, they may his merit should be handsomely acknowledged. look at it. Ju truth, it is this consideration only, that induces us to give Lord Byron's poems a place in

Ah! gentle, fleeting, wavering sprite, our Review, beside our desire to counsel him,

Friend and associate of this clay! that he do forthwith abandon poetry, and turn

To what unknown region borne, his talents, which are considerable, and his op- Wilt thou now wing thy distant flight? portunities, which are great, to better account. No more with wonted humour gay,

With this view, we must beg leave seriously But pallid, cheerless, and forlorn. to assure him, that the mere rhyming of the final syllable, even when accompanied by the

However, be this as it may, we fear his transpresence of a certain number of feet; nay, al- lations and imitations are great favourites with though (which does not always happen) those' feet Lord Byron. We have them of all kinds, from should scan regularly, and have been all count

Anacreon to Ossian ; and viewing them as schooled accurately, upon the fingers, it is not the exercises, they may pass. Only, why print thein whole art of poetry. We would entreat him to after they have had their day and served their believe, that a certain portion of liveliness, turn? As to his Ossianic poesy we are not very somewhat of fancy, is necessary to constitute a

good judges, being, in truth, so moderately skill poem, and that a poem in the present day, to ed in that species of composition, that we should, be read, must contain at least one thought,' ei- in all probability, be criticising some bit of the ther in a little degree different from the ideas genuine Macpherson itself, were we to express of former writers, or differently expressed. We our opinion of Lord Byron's rhapsodies. If, then, put it to his candour, whether there is any thing the following beginning of a “Song of Bards, so deserving the name of poetry in verses like is by his Lordship, we venture to object to it,

"What forin the following, written in 1806 ; and whether, if as far as we can comprehend it. a youth of eighteen could say any thing so un

rises on the roar of clouds, whose dark ghost interesting to his ancestors, a youth of ainetcen gleams on the red stream of tempests ? His voico + should publish it.

rolls on the thunder ; 'tiy Orla, the brown chief

of Oithona." After detaining this “brown chief" Shades of heroes, farewell! your descendant, some time, the barde conclude by giving him departing

their advice to " raise his fair locks; then to From the seat of his ancestors, bids you adieu! “spread them on the arch of the rainbow;" and Abroad, or at home, your remembrance imparting “to smile through the tears of the storm." 01

New courage, he'li think upon glory and you. this kind of thing there are no less than nine Though a tear dim his eye at this sad separation, pages ; and we can so far venture an opinion in "Tis nature, not fear, that excites his regret: gon; and we are positive they are pretty nearly

their favour, that they look very like MacpherFar distant he goes, with the same emulation; The fame of his fathers he ne'er can forget.

as stupid and tiresome. That fame, and that memory, still will he cherish, but they should use it as not abusing it';", and

It is a sort of privilege of poets to be egotisle ; He vows that he ne'er will disgrace your particularly one who piques himself (though inLike you will he live, or like you will he perish; infant-bard," ("The artless Helicon I boast is

deed at the ripe age of nineteen) of being “an When decay'd, may he mingle his dust with youth ; ")—should either not know, or should seem your own.

not to know, so much about his own ancestry. Now we positively do assert, that there is Besides a poem above cited, on the family-seat nothing better than these stanzas in the whole of the Byrons, we have another of eleven pages, on compags of the noble minor's volume.

the self-same subject, introduced with an apology, Lord Byron should also have a care of at - he certainly had no intention of inserting it," teinpting what the greatest poets have done be- but really “the particular request of some fore him, for comparisons (as he must have had friends," etc. It concludes with five stanzas on occasion to see at his writing-master's) are odious. himself, “the last and youngest of a noble line." -Gray's Ode on Eton College should really There is a good deal also about his maternal have kept out the ten hobbling stanzas “On a ancestors, in a poem on Lachin y Gair, a moun distant view of the village and school of Harrow. tain were he spent part of his youth, and might

have learnt that pibroch is not a bagpipe, any Where fancy yet joys to retrace the resemblance

more than duet means a fiddle. Of comrades, in friendship and mischief allied;

As the author has dedicated so large a part How welcome to me your ne'er fading remein

of his volume to immortalize his employments at brance,

school and college, we cannot possibly dismiss it Which rests in the bosom, though hope is denied. without presenting the reader with a specimen

of these ingenious effusions. In an ode with a In like manner, the exquisite lines of Mr. Greek motio, called Granta, we have the folRogers “On a Tear," might have warned the lowing magníficent stanzas : noble author off those premises, and spared us a whole dozen such stanzas as the following: There, in apartments small and damp, Mild Charity's glow,

The candidate for college-prizes
To us inortals below,

Sits poring by the midnight-lamp,
Shows the soul from barbarity clear;

Goes late to bed, yet early rises.
Compassion will melt

Who reads false quantities in Sele,
Where this virtue is felt,

Or puzzles o'er the deep triangle,
And its dew is diffused in a Tear.

Deprived of many a wholesome meal,
The man doom'd to sail,

In barbarous Latin doom'd to wrangle :
With the blast of the gale,
Through billows Atlantic to steer,

Renouncing every pleasing page
As he bends o'er the wave,

From authors of historic use,
Which may soon be his grave,

Preferring to the letter'd sage
The green sparkles bright with a Tear.

The square of the hypothenuse.


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