« VorigeDoorgaan »
She kissed his cheeks so downy,
So beautiful, so brown,
She wove a silver crown.
And her presence fancies fair
In a winged and rosy lair.
And her love with gazing grew,
She bathed in immortal dew.
What sleeping bliss divine !
To win one sleep like thine !"
And rose to pluck a bloom, With the hair of the lovely sea-nymph
To mingle its sweet perfume. A noise was heard-a rumbling,
A crushing sound.—“O stay! Oh, Acis, Acis !"-Buried
Beneath a rock he lay:
A huge and pointed stone-
The bloody Cyclops, thrown.
And laugh'd with a laughter wild; " I have slain at once,
and buried, False goddess thy mortal child !" The lovely Galatea,
She stood in speechless fear;
She dropt the streaming tear.
In a gorgeous room a lady sat when many years
were o'er, She iung aside with discontent, the heavy crown
she wore ; Oh love and hope, life's only dower, how dark
when you are gone, Is all the world may iling around the tenant of a
throne ! But she pass'd on, in glory pass d—for mortals
dare not know The solemn hours, the mystery of that lone spir.
it's woe. Men saw her power, men spake her praise, but
man might never tell How she felt when Mary's son was born, or gal.
lant Essex fell. How often, ʼmid her revelry, when seemingly
most blest, She felt as woman only feels whose heart has
found no rest! How oft proud England's Queen might dream
even of youth's captive day, How wake to weep o'er vanished hopes, it boots
now to say Within a still and darken'd room the last proud
Tudor slept, And England's noblest, bravest, best, as for a
mother wept ; And she had known in death's lone hour, how
vain even prayer must be To win another lot for us than what is Heaven's
A SWISS MELODY.
By the gorgeous oriel window of an antique lofty
room, A lady sat in youth's first blush, but with a brow
of gloomA captive in her father's hall; yet might that
lady fair Have worn the gem of England's crown among
her long bright hair. She struck her lute; it answer'd, but in sad and
sighing tone; She tried the learning which she loved, -its power
to please was gone; The rich and rare embroidery her slender fingers
traced, Seemed to her like her future Jot, a wild but
splendid waste. She longing looked across the glade : a milk-maid
came along, With freedom's step and health's bright look, she
sung some simple simple song. The lady sighed Pride's bitter sigh, “ Now by
the rood !" said she, • I'd give my hopes of England's crown that mer
ry lass to be!"
Oh, sing of fair Lucerne,
Ye troubadours gay, Its snow-covered mountains,
Where, at break of day, The lover of nature,
Its steep ascent won, From Righi's high summit
Stands hailing the sun. Oh, sing of Pilatus,
Where, old legends say, The spirit of Pontius
Doth oftentimes stray : Where credulous peasants,
Too timid to roam, Warn strangers to flee from
The suicide's home.
Oh, sing of wild Burglen,
Its village and dell, Oh, crown with due honor
The birth-place of Tell or him who fought nobly
His country to save : A strain for the hero !
A song for the brave ! Oh, sing of the true hearts,
The gallant, the free, Who perish'd in battle,
But won Liberty,
On Westminsters' time-honor'd vane the sun is
sinking down, And England's wisest Sovereign has ta'en her
Oh, theirs be the honor,
The nobly earn'd fame, Whose deeds have ennobled
The Patriot's name.
THE BEAUTIFUL AND TRUE.
The Beautiful and True, dear love,
The Beautiful and True,
They never say, Adieu :
But then, as moru comes on,
Is echoeless and lone.
Such partings yield no pain;
Meet o'er the waters blue;
Nor breathe a last adieu.
Quit bis lady fond and true
And thus they bade adieu !
O’er the ocean's sparkling foam,
Dear love, And the “ Homeward,” a song of home! O Minnie, thy words may breathe,“ Farewell!”
But thy voice hath a binding thrill, Whose latest sound shall wreathe a spell
To keep thee present still. The touch of thy hand, when kind and fond,
And thy smile, and thy waving hair, And thy soft deep eyes, with their hopes beyond
The gloom of each passing care, Shall haunt me still, and when thou art gone I will live in a dream of thee,
[on, And with thee will rove when the night comes Through the grove to our trysting tree,
Dear Love, Through the grove to our trysting tree. Banks of the Stour.
Seemed to surround my ear and eye,
At length arose a strong desire
DESCRIPTIVE PIECES. A PROSPECTIVE JUBILEE ON THE
BANKS OF THE MERSEY. “ Was it a vision or i waking dream?"-Keats. While stretched beside broad Mersey's stream One sunny winter's day, When January's genial beam Looked like the shades of May, I mused myself into a dream, But whether waking or asleep, Suffice it not to say But sounds as various as the leap Of myriad-life in summer woods, And hues as manifold and deep As color autumn's solitudes,
I listened more and more perplext,
[Oct. Yet he replied : “ Can you
The Babe within its sleep bas smiled Such celebration as is here,
As o'er it streams that influence mild; Till now remaining to be told
Nay, springs it up, with look of love That this is Free Trade's Fiftieth Year ? As mounts that harmony above.
L. D. 'Twere dangerous then should Cairo's Lord
Claim tribute from those chieftains' sword; THE HARP OF MEMNON.
Yet were there peril round his throne,
Resistless aid from them were known. [On the Plains of Thebes there stood, in ancient But now that small band mingled there, times, a statue of Memnon, the Egyptian Apollo, Are kneeling towards the Sun in prayer, bearing a harp. At sunrise a breeze passed through And hail the sign they deem is given its strings, and called from them a wild music.]
From that bright watcher of their Heaven. Recall ye how, in distant clime,
O Harp of Memnon ! 'tis from thee The silent Harp that Memnon bore
Those glorious harmonies may be ! When through its strings at dawning time,
Though feeble prototype, thy Lord, Airs from the sun's-rise rushed once more
Of Him through Egypt's land adored, Sent streams of Harmony more deep
Yet influences on Him that wait Than Music the star-orbits keep?
An hour of life for thee create ;I see within that sultry land,
Enough of sympathy maintains 'Neath clustering dates, an Arab band,
Between ye,—that this desert ground Young mother and her child are there,
Is vocal with responsive strains 'Mid stern sons of that burning air.
Through Him, thou shedd'st around. Silence is keeping watch, -no sound
The dream is past,-from childhood's hour, Hovereth the unmeasured waste around,
O'er me the tale holds charméd power, Save the small bell the camel wears
And ever hath its emblem shown Tinkleth, as up from sleep he rears.
Power waked by sympathy alone.
From the Metropolitan.
The air is heavy with the breath of flowers, Impress from nought he glorious makes.
And music floats around me like a dream; Resteth a lyre in those still hands;
I see the smile of beauty in her bowers, But whence the impulse that commands
And clustering lamps like stars above me From those hushed strings the descant high
gleam; Should to their master's look reply?
I hear the voice of merriment sweep by, No mortal hand from those strong chords
But wake no echoing gladness in my breast; May rouse a speech more sweet ihan words ; I know that light and happy hearts are nigh, No human touch from them may pour
But feel mine own with heaviness oppressid Music that unto heaven should soar.
There is a thought all gladness overpowers, Only the breeze, with its pure wings,
And renders beauty dim unto my sightMay reach the treasures of those strings, 0! where are they, whose smiles in former And loosen from their slumber deep,
hours The charmed melodies they keep.
Have filled my soul with happiness and light? Gone is the hour of midnight rest,
Go, ask the deep !-the wanderers o'er it The faint Moon sinketh in the west,
rangeAnd, making bright the horizon dun,
Go, ask the earth !—for it hath claim'd the Upsoar thy mighty rays—thou Sun!
dead-The Sun's beams dart across the plain;
Go, ask the winds!—like traitor-friends they Hark! whence may come that answering strain ? change-Far as the horizon circleth round
were taken and the false are Aed! Extend those mighty waves of sound
'Tis ever thus !—the flowers we pluck must Joyous as though the sun-light, turned
die !-To song, within their music burned;
And those we love must perish, or forget!Wild-as if ether-born they seem;
To think of other hours, is but to sigh--
And memory, but a title of regret!
'Tis ever thus --or earth would be too bright, By watching Power o'er Earth that hung. Are they from chorus round his Throne?
And hearts would love to linger in its bowers When has such lay on Earth been known?
But who would mourn eve's coming, when the
light Come they from chambers af the Night, To greet his step who wakens Light?
Of day hath gleam'd alone on blighted low
SCIENCE AND ART.
OLD Paintings.-A dozen of old paintings, on and sulphuric acid. This pile may be thus used a small scale, are now exhibiting at the Egyptian up with renewing the exciting liquid.—Ibid. Hall, and attributed (or at any rate eight or nine of them) to Giotto. Their history is, that they The Durham MONUMENT.-The monument to had lain two hundred years as lumber, in the the memory of the late Lord Durham, a Grecian house of an individual near Bristol, and were ac- temple on the summit of Painshaw-hill, in the cidentally brought to light by a sale of his effects. county of Durham, is to be commenced on the They are on copper, and six represent the life of 28th, with great masonic ceremonies. The founChrist from the annunciation to the crucifixion ; dation-stone is to be laid by the Earl of Zetland; the other six are scriptural and classical subjects. and the stone for the building has been generously It is hardly possible to imagine the series to have given by the Marquis of Londonderry, from a been painted by one hand; nor can we think that neighboring quarry on his estate.--Ibid. either Giotto or Breughel (to one of whose names
ELECTRIC Fluid.-M. Thilorier and M. Ch. several are ascribed) have had aught to do with these productions. The Annunciation is a beau- Lafontaine have submitted for the opinion of a tiful piece, finely drawn, and possessing a degree committee of the Academy of Sciences, Paris, of elegancy quite inconsistent with the condition experiments which appear to them to prove the of the arts at the early period of Giotto ; and its existence of a new imponderable fluid analogous to companions, though widely different in character, examine and report are MM. Magendie, Chev
electricity or to magnetism. The committee to certainly neither pertain to that artist nor his age. As for the three Breughels, “the old," " the vel. reul, and Poncelet.-Paris Letter. vet,” and “the hellish," there is no mark of the
MODE OF PUTTING NEW Roots to OLD TREES. pencil of one or another in any of these subjects. It appears to consist in cutting off a tap root Whose they are, we cannot tell; but they are cu- and grafting fibres all round the stem, which shoot rious performances, and merit the inspection of out (like grafts in the ordinary manner on trees amateurs. In some there are parts of admirable above), and draw the nutriment to the plant, as if coloring; in others high talent of design; other they had formed its original parts.—Lit. Gaz. portions, again, are ludicrous and grotesque, full of deformity in limb, and burlesque in feature. Lach.-Several German journals give an acThe costumes, oriental, Roman, &c., are strange count of an extraordinary phenomenon which took and antique, and, in most, the general effects of place a short time since in the lake near the conan artist-like description.-Lit. Gaz.
vent of Lach. While the weather was perfectly
serene, the waters of the lake rose in a few minWollaston PilE.—A Wollaston pile, with a utes, and overflowed the banks on all sides. They concentrated solution of sulphate of zinc for the after a short space again subsided, and retired to a exciting liquid, and a little sulphate of copper and point far lower than their original level, exposing sulphuric acid added, maintained the same inten- several extensive abysses which had been hitherto sity for several days together; and not only re- unknown. A loud subterraneous noise was at quired no cleaning, but the more it is used, the the same time heard ; the trees on the banks were more regular its action becomes, the solution of torn up by the roots, and large crevices formed in zinc concentrating itself more and more at the the banks. A sulphurous vapor arose, and a great expense of the elements which compose it. When number of fish were observed to float dead on the the current begins to be weaker, it is sufficient to surface of the water. Many birds were also sufadd again a small quantity of sulphate of copper I focated by the odor.-Athenæum.
OBSERVATIONS were made at the Observatory |tion, number, and changes of color of the falling in Paris during the eclipse of the moon on the 31st stars, we shall be able to predict with certainty ult. On this occasion the light of the moon, al. the wind that will prevail, and the rain, storms, though under what is called a total eclipse, did &c., that will take place on the following day. not entirely disappear; but at the height of the M. Gravier declares that he has for several months eclipse gave foril a dull red light. This light passed entire nights in observing the falling stars, used to be attributed to phosphorescent emana- and that every morning at seven o'clock he detions from the moon, but ihe modern astronomers livered to M. Arago, at the Observatory, his preascribe it to the solar rays refracted by the ter- diction for the day, without baving been once in restial atmosphere. The light, however, at the error!-Athenæum. eclipse of the 31st ult. presented too frequent and rapid variations of intensity to have any connex
French ANTIQUARIAN INTELLIGENCE.—The ion with the changes that were possible at the visitors of Normandy may be glad to hear that a same time in the earth's atmosphere. The well-small work lias been laiely published on some known but curious phenomenon of the appear- curious Roman remains at Étretat. It is entitled ance of two moons at one period of the eclipse of the various objects and remains found there in
L'Etretat Souterrain, and contains a description added to its grandeur.--Athenæum.
1835 and 1842, with views of the Roman build. EXPLOSION OF GUNPOWDER.-M. Piobert has as ings, vases, and tombs-the whole from the pen certained that gunpowder will not explode unless of the Abbe Cochet.-The Institut Catholique, an the grains be compact, and that if the interstices ecclesiastical and archæological journal, publishbetween them be filled up with finely-powdered ed at Lyons, is becoming daily more esteemed in charcoal, the gunpowder, if set fire io, will not the French antiquarian world. All the mediæval explode, and will fuse slowly. When the pow- antiquities of that part of France are successively der is removed from the magazine for use, all noticed in this periodical, and some valuable conthat is necessary to restore the explosive property tributions are made by architects and professors is to sift it. M. Piubert made a communication of archæology in the ancient primatial metropolis on this subject to the government, but it does not of Gaul. There is a project on foot for rebuildappear that his plan was put to the test. In Rus- ing, in one of the suburbs of Rheims, the celebrasia, however, it has been tried, and there bas ted abbatial church of St. Nicaise. The prefect been received from M. Fadeioff' an account of of the department and the archbishop of the prothe numerous essays made by the members of a
vince take inuch interest in the undertaking, and commission, appointed to report on the discovery. funds are collecting for the purpose. The new M. Fadejoff states that the trials were successful. edifice will be rather smaller than the old one; -Ibid.
but the same plan, decorations, &c., will be ad
hered to.-Ibid. Silicic ETHERS.-M. Ebelmen, the discoverer of boric ether, has just succeeded in obtaining sili
ANCJENT CHURCH-Music.-M. Jouannet, licic ethers by the action of alcohol on chloride brarian of Bordeaux, has presented to the Conite of silicium. 'lle described the process, and an. Historique a facsimile copy of an ecclesiastical nounced farther interesting reactions of alcohol chant of the tenth century. The original forms on the chlorides of titanium, tin, phosphorus, ar- the termination of a New Testament, a ms. on senic, and sulphur; the details will form i he sub- parchment of that date, and coming originally jects of future communications.—Lit. Guz. from the abbey of La Suave. The notation and
the lettering of this ms. are exactly similar to А GHRONOLOGICAL CHART OF ANGLICAN those of the Mystere des Vierges jolles, from a Church-ARCHITECTURE.-Has just been pub. celebrated ms. once at Limoges, but now in the lished * on a small sheet of paper (stretched and Bibliotheque Royale, and from which a facsimile folding up on canvass), about 22 inches by 14, and extract has been published in the volume of in. got up in the neatest style, so as to be quite a pic-structions issued by the Comite on the subject of ture, as well as a capital index to the various peri. ecclesiastical music — The restoration of the Gre. ods of Anglican church-building. It is divided into gorian chant in many parochial churches of Paris the Anglo-Saxon, 600 to 1066—Anglo-Norman, I has been attended with the best effects. None to 1154—transition, to 1189—early English or but male voices participate in them; and from seve lancet, to 1272—decorated, 1377—perpendicular, en to eight hundred men of the working classes florid, or Plantagenet, 1485— Tudor, to 1547-may now be seen at vespers in some of the larger and debased, to 1640–epochs as accurately fixed churches, joining in this solemn ancient spiritual as the subject would admit, and with examples exercise. The Comite have authorized M. Bot. of each from existing specimens, well engraved, tee de Toulmon to publish three masses of music, and running transversely across the page to print- chosen from among the most interesting of the ed descriptions of the various characteristics. fourteenth, fifteenin, sixteenth, and seventeenth To have so much in one point of view is a great centuries. The music is to be printed with mor. desideratum, and the convenience of the plan is able types, not engraved, and ihe original notaheightened by its gay antique and many-colored tion is to be accompanied by a transport into motypography.--Ibid,
dern notation. A short explanatory notice is to
accompany each mass. -The learned Dom Guer. Falling Stars Prognostics of WEATHER.- auger is making rapid progress with his collecM. Coulvier Gravier thinks that all the changes tion of ancient ecclesiastieal music, already menwhich take place in the terrestial atmosphere tioned as intended for publication. It will conhave their origin in the upper regions. If, says sist, when complete, of 6000 pieces of plain chant says M. Gravier, we watch at night the direc- selected from all epochs down to the sixteenth
* Sunter. York, and various publishers in London, Oxford, century; the whole accompanied by the modern and Cambridge.
system of notation.--Ibid.