Alas ! how fails the faultering line! To give the image back to view,

The perfect whole, almost divine, With charm for charm, and hue for hue, Is more than poesy may do.

What boots to say her forehead bright
Seemed like a smooth cloud, snowy white;
That o'er that forehead, ivory fair,
Curled the brown maze of softest hair;
That from her eyes of liquid blue
Beamed mildest rays through trembling

That from her lips, their nectared seat,
Fell accents as the honey sweet;
Her heaving bosom, half concealed,
An opening paradise revealed;
Till at the enamoured view, the gazer

warm, Felt all the impasioned sigh to clasp the

inspiring form? Think'st thou the picture then could vie With her who meets my in ward eye ? Yet such her charms. Nor these alone:

Each bland accomplishment combined

To add its polish to the mind,
And the mild virtues were her own.
In that dear face a glance might read,
From every ruffling passion freed,

The transcript of her gentle breast,

In each pure look exprest;
A placid sweetness, that might lead

The lion, rage, to rest.
Sometimes a pensive cast would gloom

(As o'er the sun the light clouds fly)
In deeper shade her feature's bloom,
Fled the young smile and mirth unholy-
And she, the seeming child of melancholy,

By sweetly-sadd’ning thoughts deprest, Would muse on fleeting forms of folly;

And often she would sigh.

A father's mandate interposed,

Forbade the union love designed;
A mother's heart to pity closed:
The bands were torn that love had

She to another was consigned,
And the last spark of joy expired:
Yet in her bridal robes attired,
Still fain their sterner hopes to crown,
The dread destroyers of her own,
Poor bleeding dove! though wounded

The smile of joy her features wore !

But her heart felt that smile no more. O, love connubial, how thy couch, pro

faned, From rapture changes to a bed of

thorns; When by parental pow'r the virgin

gained Must meet embraces which she scorns ! Unhappy bridegroom ! not for thee Shone the clear star of ecstacy: Veiled were its beams thy nuptial night, Or only shed on thee a cold and sickly

light; Destined, though boasting all her charms, To press a joyless bride, reluctant in thy “ Ah! to another clime I go,"

The drooping fair was heard to say,

“ Of ruthless force the yielding prey: There death, the only good below, 'Tis consolation sweet to know,

Will steal me from my woes away,
And mix me with the senseless clay:
No eye to drop the pitying tear

Or mourn me on the passing bier !"
Another elime the mourner sought,
Her breast with hidden anguish fraught;
While, faithful to its prophetess,
The lamp of light less bright, and less

Each dawning day became,

Till the last, feeble, faultering flame Seemed ready to expire.

Then nature's, powerful nature's claim


What wonder if in heart so soft,
A prev to its own feelings oft-
What wonder if within that breast

That all the gentler passions knew,
The milder sympathies had blest,
Love, with the throng, should find a place
And every meaner influence chase ?

He in that sanctuary grew,
And triumphed o'er the rest.
Yes, there was one the fervent maid
With looks of tenderness surveyed,
Far distant, far the thought of ill-

And him she loved in truth.
She found her fondness all repayed,

And with soul's delighting thrill
Her vows were plighted to the youth.
Ah! hapless pair! the wintry blast
O'er blooming love's elysium past;
Ravaged the bowers of heavenly bliss,
And chilled upon your lips the kiss !

The sufferer's heart subdued: And “ bear me back;"_was now her last

desire, “ O let my eyes be closed in peace !" Her pallid lips respire.

“ Not in a land of strangers rude, But near the friends I love let my exist

ence cease!"

Peace to thy shade, thou gentle one at

rest! No parent clasped thee ere thy slum

ber deep. The wild waves rocked thee to thy last

ing sleep;

And the loud winds passed o'er thy head unblest,

As shook the last sigh thy expiring breast. The sea-nymphs heard-their coral caves that keep

Beneath the rolling water's mighty


And sung the dirge, in evening strains distrest.

Yet to their care no hands thy corse consigned, Withheld that treasure from a watery bier.

The recent mound the narrow house o'erlays,

Where all that once was beauty lies enshrined:

A transient glory that in dust decays,
A vision vanished with the weeping year?
Baltimore, April 28th, 1811.


ON Cannock when the sun was low, No tainted breeze betrayed the foe, And each sly fox and timid foe,

Lay crouched in covert quietly.

But Cannock showed another sight,
When an old man at dead of night
Stole forth, and by his lanthorn's light,
Stopt all the earths so cunningly.

By the farthing candle fast arrayed,
The huntsman waked his favourite maid,
The well known call she straight obeyed,
And made his breakfast instantly.

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Few, few shall part where many meet, Each finds a bed beneath his seat, And every hound couched at their feet, Partakes a hunter's canopy.


Tune-" Humours of Glen."

HOW fresh is the rose in the gay dewy morning,

That peeps with a smile o'er yon eastern hill.

How fair is the lily, our gardens adorning, And fresh is the daisy that blooms by the rill:

But Mary, the rarest, the fairest, sweet flower,

That ever adorned the green banks of the Main,*

Compared with this beauty, the eglantine bower,

The rose, and the lily, how trifling and vain!

How lovely her bosom, where friendship and feeling

Still heave for misfortune the dear tender sigh;

How sweet are her looks, every beauty revealing;

And mild is the lustre that beams in her


The horsemen met the hounds at seven,
From cover soon the prey was driven,
And swift as fiery bolts from heaven,

The pack pursued their enemy.

The chase is up! on, on ye brave,
Who never care your necks to save,
And scorn a dangerous leap to wave,

Now spur your coursers manfully.

The straining pack have neared their foe;
Hark to the halloo tally ho!
Ne'er pause!' o'er gates and hedges go,
The brush rewards your victory.

'Tis night-the hunt dine at the Sun,
The pipes are filled; the healths begun,
Each counts his feats and trophies won,

And all is mirth and jollity.

The blush of her cheek still outrivals Aurora,

When beauty and musick awake the
young dawn,

And sweeter her smile than the smile of
sweet Flora,
When cowslips and daisies bedeck the gay

And, O, lovely maid! may thy beautie
still flourish,

Unnipped by the blast of misfortune's rude gale;

May Virtue attend thee, thy goodness to nourish,

And no ruffian hand the sweet blossom


May fortune's best smiles, lovely maid,
never leave thee,
Through life's fleeting scenes as thou
journeyest along,

And curst be the villain would seek to de

ceive thee,

Or offer thy virtue and innocence wrong!

The principal river in county Antrim is called the Main. It rises in the northern part of the county, and falls into Lough Neagh.'

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Clarke's Travels (see Suroke, Biroke

Suslick, Jerboa, Suxorof's Catechism]
DAM, memoirs of Alexander, 138. Clayfield, an aëronaut, 203.
Aëronauts, British, excursion of, 203. Coal Gas-light, 66.
Aikin, John, essays on song-writing, by, Conquest of the Mian-tsé, an imperial po-
reviewed, 40.

em, by Kien Lung, reviewed, 296.
America, South, travels in, by De Azara, Cow, anecdote of a, 65.
reviewed, 108.

Coromandel, land-winds on the coast of,
American Review of History and Poli- 413.
ticks, reviewed, 217.

Crimea, mosquitoes in the, 268.
Anecdotes of John D. Cassini, 68. Sir Cromek's remains of Nithsdale and Callo.
Isaac Newton, 68. Dr. Moore, 69.

way Song, 394.
Charles The 2d. 70. Sailors, 356. A Curse of Kehama, by Robert Southey, re.
Mayor, ib. An Irishman, ib.

viewed, 368.
Annotations on Slakspeare, 125.
Armada, Spanish, account of, 243.


Daniel, Rev. Wm. B. Rural Sports, by,

reviewed, 177.
Bagdad, description of the Pachalik of, Dorset, Mrs. her “ Peacock at home,"
82. Wahabees, account of, 83.

Bartholdy, J. L. S. travels by, in Greece, Duponceau, P. S. (see Bynkershoek]
reviewed, 101.

Battle of Talavera, a poem, reviewed, 84.

Education in Publick Schools, remarks on
Baudin's voyage to New Holland, review•
ed, 163.

the system of, 16.

Education, a comparative view of the plan
Bell, Dr. (see Education]

of, as detailed in the publications of
Bernard, sir Thomas (see Education]

Dr. Bell and Mr. Lancaster, 305.
Biroke, history of the, 207.
Blenheim, visit to, 277.

Elizabeth, queen, anecdote of, 210. AC-
Bolingbroke, life of, 279, 339.

count of her death, 246.
Brazil, history of, by Robert Southey, re-

Essays on song-writing, &c. by John Ai-
viewed, 252.

kin, 40.
Bridal Bed, extracts from, 43.

Eugene, prince, memoirs of, 48, 193.
Brown, C. B. his Wieland, 408.

Evans, Thomas, old ballads, historical,
Buffa, John, his travels through Morocco, .

&c. by, 40.
reviewed, 88.

Bynkershoek's treatise on the law of war, Falstaff, sir John, on the character of, 57

translated by P. S. Duponceau, review- Fear, effects of, 209.
ed, 1.

Female Heroism, 133, 187.

Feroe Islands, a description of, by the

Rev. G. Landt, 289.
Canada, travels in, by John Lambert, re. Fox chase in the streets of Whitehaven,
viewed, 221

Cary, Robert, memoirs of, 243.

France, king of, anecdote of, 210.
Cervantes and Don Quixote, 419.
Charles the 2d, anecdote of, 269.

China, the fundamental laws, &c. of, Geramb, baron de (see letter to count

translated by sir George Staunton, re. Moira]
viewed, 22.

Gastronomy, a poem, 407.

Vol. V,

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