ON MY BIRTHDAY, 1820. The King of the fair and the free ON wings more rapid than the last, The Lord of the bright and the braveAnother fleeting Year is past ;

And such shall dew the cheek for thee, And (thanks to Heaven) I still survive And worship at Glory's grave! To greet the end of Seventy-five.

But did'st thou in glory set ?

Alas! for thee thou wert shrouded in One serious ill on Age attends


[come The frequeut loss of early Friends.

And gone from ibe eye, ere thy hour were But yet there live a chosen few,

To sink on the Westerp hill's bright coWhom in their boyish days I knew,

ronet, And still esteem-the longer known,

In the hues of the heavens-that beautiful The firmer is the attachment grown.


(fire! Of“ Wedded Love” tho' long bereft, Whereon, like the Phoenix, the sun dies in I've many Darling Pledges left;

Thy day was a summer one, Whilst Children's Children charm my Lasting and bright, sight

But its setting no splendour won With scenes of innocent delight.

From its length or its light Their lively void their artless smile,

The cloud and the blast Can many an anxious care beguile.

Came sudden and darkling, I see the young idea shoot;

Through the shadow they cast Admire the germ, the bud, the fruit;

Not a gleam was there sparklingPleas'd in their infant sports I mix,

The eve of the summer was wintry and And hail the dawn of Seventy-six.


And the land was a desert where Hope Highbury Place, Feb. 14.

J. N.

never smiled

Thou wert shorn of the rays, they may On the Death of his Most Gracious Majesty envy who can,

But, bereft of the Monarch, we felt for KING GEORGE THE THIRD.

the Mun! By J. A. HERAUD.

III. - Author of Tottenham," a Poen.

Weep not-for he was fearless in his woe, 1.

And life was lost in him who bore it so, SACRED the grief that balms the death Unconscious of its being or its blindness of kings,

The scions of his house were rent away, And shrines their memory in the heart's And that he felt not, oh! 'twas heaven's true blood :

kindness With such the rising Muse her tribute Else had his spirit been subdued to clay, brings,

-For they were portions of it, and his To mourn the nobly great, the greatly


[the avguish good.

And maddened with the fierce sense of The rising Muse, who ever wreathes her' That of his phrenzy ever had been partharp

And he again had seen them fade and With the dark cypress and the spring of languish,

they came yew,

And from the tomb raved for them, till Whose soul is sadness, fortune ve'er may

Then he had blest them and all hope warp,

and fear The mood of mind to melancholy true. Felt, e'en as he before had felt the same

Watched by the bed of death, and again II

maddened there ! The passing bell

Weep not that from the night of Nature Hath toll'd its knell

he is free ;

[eased, For a star of Brunswick set !

Free from the fetters of the flesh dis-
But few hours gone,

The mind, the image of the Deity,
O'er the royal Son

From its long heavy slumber wellWas the eye of sorrow wet!


[light,The tear was not dried,

Great and most glorious in the land of When, pealiąg wide,

The land of spirits--throned among the Came the omen again on the gale

kings, Whose tale doth it tell,

Whose virtues, equal to their task of might, That pausing knell!

Were only equalled by their sufferings ! For the Monarch of England wail! Feb, 1.


Select Poetry.


Above the confine of Parnassian height, On" the lamented Death of the Countess of Oo Siop boundless reign'dJehovah's might,

Talbot, Vice-Queen of Ireland. By the Beyond the path t of years, or solar sky Rev. John GRAHAM,,

M. A.

Burst forth the voice of Immortality;

'Tis, “ Thou shalt have none other Gods, " His saltem accumulem donis,

but Me." Et fungar inani munere.” Virgil. Beyond the string of earthborn harmony,

leave thy music hallow'd, and untri'd, WEEP, Erin, weep! in deepest green, Of ev'ry world thou parent God, and guide.

With cypress deck the throne, Let list'ving mortals recognise tbeir Lord, We've lost our fair vice-regal Queen, And pause abash'd at each denouncing And she was all our own.

word, Born in the bosom of our isle,

And threat'ning heav'n revere S. Thou

shalt not make The fairest of the fair, Hers was the sympathetic smile

The graven image to thy heart, but quake That banish'd grief and care.

At the soul's monster, unprotected guilt

Thou shalt not feign whate'er the builder Hers was the matron's placid mien,

built The dignity and love,

With art fictitious, or whate'er the wave The beauteous form, the mind serene

Creates, or the wide worlds of waters lave, Fit guest for realms above!

Whate'er ju gloom nocturnal earth conThither her gentle spirit's gone,

ceals By angels borne away,

In parent womb of ev'ry thing that feels She rises from an earthly throne,

Whate'er in heav'n midst starry nature To realms of endless day!

shines, But, ah! what poignant feelings rise Or miracle in other worlds confinesTo rend Earl Talbot's heart;

Whate'er in canvas sweet converse we Who could such worth so highly prize,

seek, And bear that worth to part ?

Or timely || consolation eye can speak

These shall not image thy revering heartHere, hold-repress the mournful strain, Deep sorrow's words are brief;

To monster.god the progeny of art

Thou shalt not bend the fell barbaric knee, May Heaven assuage our Viceroy's pain, And saoctify his grief!

To prostitute religious chastity.

With sleepless vengeance, to a million years Lifford, Jan. 1, 1820.

Million posterity with culprit tears
I monish, visit (penal certainty)

Fathers and sons remote, that can hate Me.
ON THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. For filial worth I shed the parent tear,
I THEE invoke, eternal great “first For them that love Me, and that Me re-

[laws; That gav'st to Nature, and tó Mind their Midst sylvan glooms, where savage worTheir laws thou gav'st Mosaic Muse to

ship reigns,

[plains'; teach,

And sculptur'd gods pollute barbaric And ev'ry age their harmony to reach : Thro' pathless wastes where monarch Thy writ recorded in Ægyptian dome,

Ganges flows, Invelop'd lay midst consecrated gloom : And realms ennobled by Hindostan woes, I thee invoke no other pow'r can see, Heard we the crew confess the whirlwind's Great Truth, the fount of Nature's self,

might, but thee.

Whilst desolation dogg'd their panic flight, No art is sought to paint th' omnific Lord ; Whilst lambent lightnings scath'd the torn And Truth Mosaic seeks no * mortal word;

ravine, “Let there be light," the lips divine ex And grav'd the fun'ral majesty of scene! claim,

[to frame ; 'Tis Nature thus, the heav'nly vengeance And light there was, th' expanse of worlds

walks “ Let there be Laws,” the will of God de And penal empress o'er creation stalks ! creed;

[lead. And torn with blast and execrated grove, And Laws there were the mind below to

Annuls the worship that insults th' Above.



* Longinus selects “yeyeobw ows," as an instance of sublime brevity; and of Moses, he says that “he is not an ordinary man, ουχ ο τυχων ανηρ.of “ Extra anni solisque vias."-Virg.

First Commandment. The words themselves, or the substance of each Command. meut shall be introduced. § Second Commandment.

Η « Γλυκυουθεις
« Καιρια, και σιγων όμμασι τερτνα λαλεις.-Anthologia.


Select Poetry.'

161 Thus the same God, whom mortal cul. I hear-"thy father and thy || mother prits scoro,

honour,” Man,Can raise, lay low, extirpate. or adorn. Forgetful reptile of thy short-liv'd span, But * saw ye not with a poplectic might Will not thy blood its fountain heart re. The bloodshot agony o'ercast the sight?

trace, Whilst yet before the execrating lip, And search instinctive nature, and solace ? Thechatt’ring weakness owns the fury whip I had a mother, and I hear her sigh, Of rage, returting thro' the vengeful frame As night eternal clos'd the setting eye! That coward dreads, yet execrates, the O'er infant feelings as she look'd, and sent Name,

Her dying blessing, mutely eloquent! Calld to no human inj'ry to relieve, Nature fatigu'd the parting parent view'd, No tear to wipe, no charity to give ! And whelm'd with tears its parting self But crime gratuitous, in face of beav'n,

bedew'd. Stares gorg'd with murd'rous blood, and But other tones (that parent life command, driy'n

The coward raptures of th' assassin's hand To its own Hell, in slumber f colourless, To curb) proclaim, “No I murder thou That can't e'en t vision's mimic shade

shalt do" confess

Can Britain e'er that bravery forego ? This, execrator, is thy penal self,

That brav'ry ? at which continents grex And Guilt's own fall, its own rewarding pale,

(tale. pelf.

And wash'd out Europe's guilt, and envy's And now th' expanse of cavern’d But lurking guilt midst Rome's piazza world had wav'd,

gloom, Which swell inebriate gigantic lav'á! Now low'rs with death, yet shudders at the Now Nature's self from birth-pang was

doom releas'd,

It pauses to inflict ! then starts aghast And from chaotic strife recumbent ceas'd, At its own shade that conscience self must The storms forgot to urge their raven fight,

cast! And silence lull'd the voiceless waste of ** Let blaze engem the vari'd lambent Night;


[rayTill (whilst along the sér’nfold bound'ry, That paint the di'mond's concentrated Morn,

[born) Let Eastern empires boast the gold conIn Sabbalh's dawn ambrosial smile, is


(soulThe voice of hear'n composing mandate Let song devolve the raptures o'er the sings,

Whate'er froin vernal sweets the gales that And rest harmonious o'er Creation brings ;


[go;Thro' six days' course when time has urg'd Catch on light wing, and scatter as they bis wheel,

Compar'd with loveliest of the lovely tribe, Ordain'd repose laborious'thou shalt feel; What nature boasts, or wealth can use, to As o'er the seventh the workless tranquil calm

(balm; The brightest wealth, the brightest gem of (Recumbent world !) shall pour its sacred day, Sev'nth is the Sabbath of our God, the The charming fabled tongue, or syren lay, Lord :"

(word, Cease silent; and vauescent cease to shine, No earth-born tongue shall dare the holy Compard, angelic Spouse, to charms like By mortal grasp untri'd, the strings refuse thine, Th' unballow'd efforts of the palsi'd muse ; Made more than earthly, when but mar. This day forbids the lab'ring voice intrude ; riage tie And voiceless is the charm of gratitude. To more than mortal being can ally,

I hear the voice that gives another life, Or more than mortal raptures can enjoy, That needs no claim from $ " dull reluc. When voice religious but removes th' al. tant strife,”


bribe ;

Persons subject to excessive anger often fall down dead in the act of taking oaths-this is introduced before execration is mentioned, as forbidden by the Third Com. mandment.

T'he waut of sight, amongst other apoplectic symptoms, &c.

Vide“ Burnet's Theory," &c. where the Deluge is accounted for consistently with the Bible and Natural Philosophy; and this, here, is introduced preliminary to the Fourth Commandment.

s Alluding to the conflict of the Deluge. # The Fifth Commandment.

The Sixth Commandment. ** In attempting to paint the injury, and therefore the guilt of Adultery, the value of connubial happiness is introduced, prefatory to the Seventh Commandment. GENT. MAG. February, 1820.



162 Select Poetry. Literary Intelligence. [Feb. Th’ alloy of carnal guilt: One greater Nor mar the name with pois'apus falsecrime


hood's breath; Lifts o’er connubial bliss, the curse sub More than a wound, from which it ne'er Adultery--what bard could e'er that pang

can rise,

[lies. la feelings paint? which poison's reptile Instinctive virtue dreads the murd'ring fang

f"Thou shalt not steal,” “ nor even Inficts on th' injur'd and insulted heart,

wish to steal,"

[guilt feel

i Whose fibres more than human pain im Fell monster, Av'rice-can'st thou thine

And yet not shudder ? but for 'while reI trace parental loveliness of smile,


(voice ? Thatlingers in the daughter's cheek; awhile At hellish sweetness, self- applauding The mother blooms : for such (her sun But Virtue cannot covet other's wealth must set!)

To gain, nor meditate the golden stealth : The fairest fair shall fade without regret ! 'Tis Virtue's soul to dread the wish of Reflected self in filial charıns shall view,

crime Her once past being, belter'd and anew. More than the legal penal paog sublime ! The father's self bespeaks the smiling boy, Thus, from the lips, divine, the omnific Manhood's own shape, the op'ning virtue's


[day, joy

Devolv'd the Law thro' Sinai's clouded What felt the father when he trac'd the Whilst blaze Mosaic lumin'd the radiant dread


[grace ; ADULT'RER's self(ihat once had stain'd the Aud all the sage bespoke the raptur'd Triumphant beaning in the OFFSPRING'S Recording Laws the shudd'ring man refine, eye?

For God transfus'd bespoke each sacred Shall monster roain thus, with impunity?

line. And to the spous'd embrace shall thus im. Thou cau'st not legislate, nor crime repair, part

Thou, helpless being,' e'en midst pious The seed, that riots thro' th? ADULTRER's

care, heart?

Thou God must reverence with earth-born * Thou shalt not falsify with perjur'd

awe; tongue,

Eternal Law is God, and God is law. Tho'crime harmonious, with libellid song;

By R. TreveLYAN, A.M. Nor meditate the fame-polluting death, Jan. 6, 1820.

LITERARY INTELLIGENCE. Cumöridge, Jan. 21.-Joseph Dewe, esq. Beginning with and Joshua King, exq. Bachelors of Aris

“We will proceed no further"of Queen's College, were on Friday last elected Foundation Fellows of that Society.

Aud ending with The Rev. John Hulse, of Elworth Hall, -"What the false heart do:h know.” in the county of Chester, formerly a mem Feb. 4. The late Dr. Smith's annual ber of St. John's College in this Voiversity, prizes of 251. each, to the two best proamong other bequests for the promotion ficients in Mathematics and Natural Phiof Religion and Learning, instituied a

losophy among the commencing BacheLectureship in Divinity, to which he an Jor's of Arts, are this year adjudged to nexed a considerable salary, arising out

Mr. H. Coddington and Mr. C. S. Bird, of estates in Middlewich, Sandbach, and

of Trinity College, the first and third Clive.--The duty of the Lecturer is to

Wranglers. preach and publish 20 sermons, chiefly on the truth and excellence of Revelation. The Rev. Christopher Benson, of Trinity

Ready for Publication. College, has been chosen Lecturer for the Three Sermons on St. Paul's Doctrine of present year. This is the first appoint. Faith, Sin, and Predestination ; to which is ment under Mr. Hulse's will.

prefixed a Synopsis of the Argument of St. PORSON Prize. · The passages fixed Paul's Epistle to the Romans. By the upon for the present year'are

Rev. T. YOUNG, A.M. Rector of Gilling, &c. Shakspeare, Macbeth, Act I. Scene the True Christian Religion; or, the Unilast.

versal Theology of the New Church : transThe Dialngue between Macbeth and lated from the Latin of the Hon. E. SweLady Macbeth ;

DEXBORG, 2 vols.

* The Eighth Commandment.

+ The stealing, and the first source of it (that is wish,) covetousness, are joined together, as explained more by such connection ; and for this reason here, the Eighth was transposed next to the Tenth Commandment.

Literary Intelligence.

163 A Serious and Admonitory Letter to a of Noblemen's and Gentlemen's Seats in Young Man, on his renouncing the Chris. the United Kingdom. tian Religion and becoming a Deist. By The Life and Death of the Merry the Rev. J. PLATTS.

Deuill of Edmonton ; being a reprint of The Faith, Morals, and Discipline of a scarce and curious Tract in the Black the Church of England Defended, in a Letter, 1631, as a Supplement to the His. Letter to the Rev. E. J. BURROWES, oc tory of Edmonton, reviewed in our last. casioned by his Second Letter to the Rev. W. MARSH.

Preparing for Publication. The Radical Triumvirate ; colleaguing Two Volumes of Sermons, Plain and to expel Religion from the Earth, and practical, explanatory of the Gospel, for emancipate Mankind from all Laws, hu. every Sunday in the Year, preached in man and divine. By an OXONIAN.

the Parish Church of Walthamstow, Es. A new edition of the Enthusiasm of Me. sex, by the Rev. George HUGHES. thodists and Papists considered ; .by Bp. An Account of the lotroduction of Chris. LAVINGTON. With Notes, and an Intro tianity into this Island, and the Welsh duction by the Rev. R. POLWHELE.—The Nonconformist Memorial; with a brief author's principal design is to draw a com account of the original state of the Sa. parison, by way of caution to all Protest cred Writings; by the late Rev. WILLIAM ants, between the wild and pernicious en. RICHARDS, LL. D. thusiasms of some of the most eminent A Monody on the Death of His late Saints in the Popish Communion, and those Most Excellent Majesty King George the of the Metbodists in our country; which Third, with emblematical Vignettes. By latter he calls a set of pretended reform James BISSETT, esq. author of “ The Pa. ers, animated by an enthusiastic and fa. triotic Clarion," &c. natical spirit. .

Memoirs of His late Majesty George Mr. A. Taylor's work on the subject the Third. By John Brown, esq. author of Coronations, entitled "The Glory of of " The Northern Courts," &c. Regality.”

“ DOCUMENTS HISTORIQUes et REFIBC. Elements of the History of Civil Govern TIONS sur le GouverNEMENT de la Hoimepis; being a View of the Rise and Pro. LANDE, par Louis BONAPARTE Ex-Roi de gress of the various Political Institutions Hollande.”—This work contains every that have subsisted throughout the World ; event relating to the Political or Finanand an Account of the Present State and cial situation of Holland from the comdistinguishing Features of the Governments mencement of the reign of Louis until the nuw in existence. By James Tyson, esq. close of his government. Sketches of the

The History of Parga ; containing an invasion of Italy and expedition in Egypt, Account of the Vicissitudes of that part in both of which the author was present. of Greece duriog the French Revolution : Relations of most of the important events supported by authentic Documevts. Trans in Spain, and his refusal of the crown of lated from the Italian MS. of Ugo Fos. that kingiloin on the renunciation of COLI, sro.

Charles IV. to Ferdioard, his son, and : Journal of a Tour in Greece, Egypt, the formal cession of the latter to Napoand the Holy Land; with Excursions to leon. Copies of the letters of Charles and tbe River Jordan, and along the banks of Ferdinand, relating to the conspiracy of the Red Sea to Mount Sinai. By Wil the latter against his father. The hithera LIAN TURNER, Foreign Office.

lo secret motives of the marriage of the Stephens's Greek Tnesaurus, No. IX. author with the daughter of the Empress

The Delphin and Variorum Classics, Josephine, and their subsequent mutual Nos. XI, and XII.

agreement to a separation. The events Cæsar's Commentaries, from Oberlin's which occurred on the separation of the text, with all the Delphio Notes, but with. Emperor Napoleon and the Empress Jo. out the Interpretatio.

sephine. The various Princesses proPortraits of the British Poets, from posed to Napoleon, and the reason of his Chaucer to Cowper, engraved in the selecting ibe daughter of the Emperor of line manner, Part I. containing Chaucer, Austria. Numerous characteristic and Gower, Chapman, Milton, Mason, and highly-interesting letters from Napoleon Sir C. H. Williams. By WARREN, FIN to the author, exposing his views, situ. DEN, WEDGWOOD, &c.

ation, and purposes. An indisputable The celebrated Pamphlet on Germany genealogical history of the family of Bo. and the Revolution, by Professor Goerres, naparte, extracted from various histories late Editor of the Rhenish Mercury, trans of Italy, and other public documents, all laced from the German Pamphlet lately of which prove beyond doubt the illus.. suppressed by the Prussian Government." trious rank they held in Italy even in the The Pamphleteer, No. XXX.

12th century, and it is somewhat singular The 2nd Volume of J. P. Niall's Book that 600 years ago Andrelius Bonaparte

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