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was she seen to offer to bite. The bitch ascertain its constant, or even frebeing of a peculiar sort, every attention
quent effect, to be the security of was paid to her, and the gradations of the
the human species from that direful disease (which were extremely rapid) minutely noted. The hydrophobia was fast malady, the cure of which medicine approaching before she was separated has so often attempted in vain, the from the hounds, and she died the second operation ought, certainly, to be perday after. At first warm milk was placed formed, at an early age, on every before her, which she attempted to lap; dog. According to Mr. Daniel, “ the but the throat refused its functions. From worming of whelps should be prethis period she never tried to eat or drink, vious to their being sent out to quarseldom rose up, or even moved, the tongue swelled very much, and, long before her
ters. This operation is to be perdeath, the jaws were distended by it. formed with a lancet, to slit the thin
“ A spaniel was observed to be seized skin which immediately covers the by a strange dog, and was bit in the lip. worm; a small awl is then to be inThe servant, who ran up to part them, nar
troduced under the centre of the rowly escaped, as the dog twice flew at bim. A few minutes afterthe dog had quit.
worm, to raise it up; the further end ted the yard, the people who had pursued of the worm will, with very little gave notice of the dog's madness, who force, make its appearance, and with had made terrible havock in the course of
a cloth taking hold of that end, the ten miles, from whence he had set off other will be drawn out easily. Care The spaniel was a great favourite, had
musi be taken that the whole of the medicine applied, and every precaution taken. Upon the 14th day he appeared to worin comes away without breakloath his food, and his eyes looked unu. ing, and it rarely breaks unless cut sually heavy. The day following he endea. into by the lancet, or wounded by voured to lap milk, but could swallow the awl." p. 202. none. From that time the tongue began to
2dly. As a practical sportsman, swell, he moved himself very seldom, and on the third day he died. For many bours Mr. Daniel is quite at home; and previous to his death, the tongue was so though many years have passed since enlarged that the fangs, or canine teeth, we partook of the pleasures of the could not meet each other by upwards of chase, we have no doubt that the “The hounds were, some years after, has drawn up, may be implicitly fol
ample code of instructions which he parted with, and were sold in lots. A mad
lowed. These instructions respect ness broke out in the kennel of the gentleman who purchased many of them; and fox hunting, stag hunting, hare huntalthough several of these hounds were ing, coursing, and the pursuit of bitten and went mad, only one of them rabbits, martins, badgers, and otters ever attempted to bite, and that was a in the first volume; sea fishing", an. hound from the duke of Portland's, who, gling for all the various fresh water in the operation of worming, had the worm broke by his struggling, and he was so
and river fish, with the construction troublesome that one half of it was suf. of flies, nets, and other fishing tackle, fered to remain. The others all died with and the management of fish ponds, symptoms similar to the terrier and the in the second; and shooting the vaspaniel, viz. a violent swelling of the rious species of game, with the tongue, and a stupor rendering them breeding and training of spaniels nearly motionless, and both which symptoms seemed to increase with the dis.
and pointers, and the choice and ease.” Vol. I. p. 159.
management of fowling pieces, in
the third. We could have wished Whatever we may think of the that the author had entirely omitted style of the above paragraphs, we the diversion of badger hunting, and consider the facts which they con- we do not clearly perceive what sea tain as of great importance. We fishing has to do in a work of rural pretend not to determine what is sports; but, in general, this part of the nature of the operation of worm- the work is well executed, and ing; but if repeated experience shall abounds with interesting anecdotes.
Among others, he has given an ac- which the mind revolts with pain and horá count of a sow that was trained and rour. Where is the wrong to individuals
that demands such an atonement? Where employed as a pointer, which we quoted in our last volume, from is the injury to society which requires
such an example? That the act of destroyMr. Bingley's « Natural History ing game is not malum in se, is evident; for of Quadrupeds."
if it were the legislature could not license Lastly. Mr. Daniel's digest of the it. Not only the want of true wisdom, but game and other sporting laws, com- the want of common justice in these stapiled chiefly from Blackstone's Com- tutes, requires the most earnest and at
tentive consideration in those who admi. mentaries, Burn's Justice, and (if we
nister in the government of the state. mistake not) from the Sporting Ma. Every amendment, however minute, in the gazine (in the early numbers of defective part of its legislative system, is which we remember to have seen a an immense acquisition of strength to our very similar digest) appears to be constitution. It takes a weapon from the complete, though faulty in point of armoury of its enemies, and knits still
more closely the union of its friends. Unarrangement. We had expected to
wise laws are the worst foes of a state. It find the author a strenuous advocate is the publick statutes that should perpe. for the game laws; but were pleased tuate and keep alive the great principles at seeing some very judicious and of practical freedom.” Vol. I. p. 295. impartial observations on this unpopular branch of our statutes.
In a production of this kind, a With a quotation from this part, we
great variety of style must, in course, shall close our specimens of Mr. appear; but we are sorry to say that Daniel's labours:
the style of Mr. Daniel, as far as we
can judge from what are given as “ No admirer of a manly, liberal, well his original observations, is consiregulated system of publick freedom, will derably below mediocrity. It abounds be forward to assert, that the laws for the with inelegancies, provincialisms, preservation of game do not require to be and even grammatical errours; faults very thoroughly revised. They certainly de. which we should not have expected part more widely from the line of genuine, in a writer of his profession. On the political justice, and expose the humble, unqualified classes of the community more
whole, however, the work is certo the hazard of punishment, and the op- tainly calculated to form an acceptapression of power, than any rational ad- ble companion for the sportsman and vocate of moral equality can consistently the country gentleman; and it is approve. They are greatly imperfect, in- rendered highly interesting, also, to asmuch as their penalties are infinitely too severe. That the punishment of death general readers, by the numerous should, in any case, be inflicted on an act
and well executed engravings with which in itself violates no rule of religion, which it is embellished. justice, or morality, is a reflection from
FROM THE LITERARY PANORAMA. Instructive Tales. By Mrs. Trimmer. Collected from the Family Magazine. Svo
pp. 290. Price 4s. London. 1810. A PĻEASING collection of sto- paper; but, so far as our opportuni. ries, in which the prevailing practi- ties of inspecting mankind have excal errours of the humbler class in tended, we have found a greater prolife are reprehended, and the par- portion than (as in these tales) one ties guilty of them are reformed.-- in twenty incorrigible. Mrs. Trim
. We cannot but wish that reforma- mer's purpose may, however, be tion were as easy in fact as it is on best answered, in general, by describing the progress from vice to quish all hopes of happiness, but he virtue as easy and pleasant, not as will seek gratification elsewhere. rugged or impracticable. We for- Let this be formed into habit, and give the benevolent errour which farewell virtue, comfort, prosperity; seduces an individual into virtue. farewell the attachments of the We commend the solicitude of the heart, and the thousand tender ties squire to improve the morals of his which bind an individual to his own, villagers, by giving employment and with bands incomparably stronger favour as encouragement to the most than those of iron or brass. The afdeserving. Not less exemplary is fections are vitiated; on what can the humanity of his lady, in contri- advice or persuasion act? This voving to amend the tempers of the lume is extremely well fitted for the wives, in order to make home com- persons for whom it is designed; and fortable to the husbands. This, at we shall be happy to hear, that the least, shows an intimate acquaint- villagers throughout our country ance with human nature; for a man emulate the example of the villagers will naturally frequent most con- before us; and that Mr. and Mrs. stantly that spot where he enjoys the Andrews are patterns to our rural greatest satisfaction. If that be his squires, and their ladies. The apwife's fireside, there will be his pendix, containing rules, monitions, abode; but if his wife's fireside be and advice, adds essentially to its the station of torment, from what value. ever cause arising, he may relin
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the Author of the “Sons of the Valley." 12mo. pp. 380. Berlin. IN consequer.ce of the passion of examined the theory of the drama. the great king of Prussia, for French tick art with more completeness, and literature, the German poets of his with not less elegance, than had time were employed to translate for been displayed in the prefaces of the theatre at Berlin the best trage- Dryden, or the Poesie Dramatique dies of the French dramatists. of Diderot. Warned by judges so Weisse, in particular, with great sagacious, against real imprudence, felicity, transferred into German and invited by fashion to lean toAlexandrine rhymes, several master wards French models, what have the pieces of Corneille, Racine, and Vol- subsequent German poets done? taire. The leading theatres of the They have forsaken the forms of country, of Dresden, Manheim, French, for those of English art; Frankfort, and Hamburgh, were the patent moulds of Racine, for eager to flatter the taste of an ad- those of Shakspeare; the Grecian mired monarch, and to diffuse the for the Gothick drama. From theory, celebrity of such noble works of art. and from experience, the Germans In native productions, the German have, finally, awarded the preference drama was at that time scanty, and to our native, northern, historick trathe tragedies of the French were gedy. received with universal applause. The unity of time, they find, is
Criticks then arose, deeply versed needless, and the unity of place is in ancient and modern literature, hostile to illusion. By prolonging such as Sulzer and Lessing, who the implied duration of the piece, it becomes possible to dramatize with traits. His scenery, like that of Schilprobability, events of greater mo- ler, is well imagined, not merely for ment, interest, and complexity, than picturesque effect, but for emble. can be squeezed into the limits of matick operation on the spectator; and any Parisian play, that is confined his dialogue, though much too difto twenty four hours; no one of fuse, has at least not the French which could unfold the conspiracy fault of sinking into epic poetry; of Venice, or the usurpation and de- but is uniformly dramatick. Still his thronement of Macbeth. By fre- piece tires before it closes; and this quently shifting the scene, the spec- defect principally results from a tator's eye is delighted; his flagging breach of unity of action. attention is aroused; and his imagi- Luther's burning of the pope's nation is assisted to wander on the bull, and his consequent citation to wings of the words, and is silentiy Worms, form the original points of provided with numberless instruc interest. His heroick determination tive particulars, about the costume to go to the place where he might of the age, and the localities of the expect the fate of Huss; his danger incidents. Where the course of the while he was there; the collection plot does not compel a change of of the votes of the diet; and the place, the wise dramatist will seek casting vote of the emperour, which pretences for repeated removals grants him a safe return, constitute of his personages.
a complete series of action. But the Unity of action or design, how- untired author, instead of concluding ever, is, in the historick tragedy, of his play with the rejoicings of the indisputable value; and the great art populace, on the discharge of Luof adopting a fragment of history, or ther, proceeds to paint the reformer an individual hero, to this form of in love, and diverts his audience delineation, is to seize, in the event, with a religious courtship of the or in the person, on the character. nun Catherine Bore; which, though istick feature; and to direct atten- not borrowed out of the book of Detion with singleness of view, to- foe, is nearly as ludicrous, from the wards this principal point. Thus analogous attempt to veil the desires Schiller, in his tragedy of Wilhelm of nature, in the forms of spiritual Tell, having undertaken to draw the aspiration. portrait of a meritorious tyrannicide, The composition of historick trakeeps this aim in his eye, through- gedy deserves to be revived in this out every apparent episode; and in- country. Dramas, on that plan, are troduces, really for a purpose of in- apt to be too long; but they might structive contrast, the other and be given without any afterpiece culpable tyrannicide, Johannes Par. pecially if the poet, as in this ricida, of Swabia, whose appearance would contrive a conclu seems, at first sight, so needless.
questioned concerning his son. Thus been translating psalms into rhyme; the popular operation of his opi. the door is spotted with ink; and, on nions, and the outlines of his early being questioned, he relates the stobiography, are unaffectedly brought ry of his throwing an inkstand at out.
the celebrated apparition of the deScene 2. A convent of nuns, at vil. Much nature, much historick Wittenberg is exhibited. They are fidelity, and much philosophy, are seen in the chapel, through a grate, exhibited in this delineation. Meperforming their devotions; and a lanchthon informis Luther of the ci. miserere, accompanied by an organ, tation to Worms, and advises him is sung in chorus. The chancellor not to go, lest he should be burnt of Saxony, and other attendants, ar- alive. The father and mother concur rive, to announce the sequestration of in the dissuasion: but the nolie the holy property, and the dismissal firmness of Luther prevails. This of the nuns, on a pension, into private scene is too long: but it contains life. Interesting contrasts of charac- affecting displays of character. ter are displayed between the grief Scene 2. The disbanded nuns are of the elderly and the subdued joy again pieduced, for little purpose; of the younger nuns. While the for- unless to reveal the progress of Citmal process is going on, a mob of therine's attachment, who deteryouths break into the holy precincts, mines, in the dress of a pilgrini, to and more than one snatches his be- follow Luther to Worins. loved from imprisonment. The dig- Act III. Scene 1. A hall in the nified indignation of Catherine Bore imperial palace exhibits the assemoverawes the rudest. An officer, who bled majesty of the German empire; was in love with her is vainly a the electors, the knights, the cardisuitor; and she reproves him for his nals, the bishops, the emperour attachment to Luther.
Charles V. and his fool, Bossu. Scene 3. The college-square at The debate turns on the protestant Wittenberg is displayed. Students troubles; the several characters are are assembled to witness the burning brought forwards in exact proporof the pope's bull by Luther. The tion to their historick importance; daring character of this step is and to each his individual learning painted by the alarm of Melanchthon, is assigned with solicitous preciby the hesitation of the people, and sion: but we have too much of the by the intrusive protest of the dis. emperour's fool. banded nuns, who are marched past Scene 2. Luther has arrived at at the time. Luther makes his Worms, accompanied by Melanchspeech, and burns the bull. Cathe. thon. The cardinal Aleander practirine Bore feels her abhorrence ses with him, and offers preferment overcome by an involuntary venera- if he will retract: but Luther re. tion.
mains firm, and wanders through Act II. Scene 1. The famulus, or the streets, singing with a chorus of apprentice-student, of Luther, by the people his own psalms. The name Theobald, is waiting in Lu- emperour passes on horseback, and, ther's anti-room, and is visited by being curious to see Luther, slackMelanchthon, whose cautious, timid, ens his pace. While he is gazing, scrupulous virtue is accurately por- the sceptre drops from his hand; trayed. Luther is locked within his and this emblematick or ominous study. His father and mother come incident is well managed by the from Freiberg to visit him. The door poet. The dialogue is affectedly inis burst open. He is found half en- sipid, while the page picks up the tranced, from want of food, and from sceptre, and the emperour desires excess of literary labour. He has the elector of Saxony to carry it for