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245 would, we conceive, succeed on the But all was horrid stilloess on the ground Stage.

I lay me down in absolute despair; The following lyrical extracts cer.

So very sick at heart, that when at last tainly do not discredit the Author of My jaded senses dropt into oblivion,

I car'd not if mine eye-lids as they clos'd, “ The Honey Moon :"

Should ever open on another dawn.
Song from Yours or Mine.

But long I slept not,-suddew in mine ear " The flower enamour'd of the Sun, These accents softly wbisper'd :- Wake, At his departure, bangs her head and

poor man!

(near, weeps,

White man, awake! the rattle-snake is And shrouds her sweetness up, and keeps The tiger is not couch'd yet."- awoke; Sad vigil, like a cloister'd nun,

It was a woman; she drew back a while Till his returning ray appears,

To gaze full on me, and put forth her hand Waking her beauty as he dries her, tears." With such a look of kindness (pardon me, Another from the same.

I ne'er can think oo't with impunity,) “ As men, who long at sea bave been,

She led me to her but, brought me fresh Kindle at Nature's robes of green,


[my sleep; It joys the pilgrim's tbirsting soul

And water from the spring --watch'd o'er To hear the living waters roll;

And when I woke, she brought me food As mothers clasp their infants' lear,


(meanwhile And eye them through a joyful tear,

Thus three long weeks she nurs'd me, and So lovers meet,

Taught me her language with a breath 80 With rapture great.

sweet, As maids, with midnight vigils pale,

And was so apt a scholar learning mine Shut up some sweet love-woven tale ;

(For of such little offices as these as anglers, at day's parting gleam,

The mighty sum of Love is all made up) Still linger o'er the darkling stream;

That with reviving health I drew in that As exiles bid the world farewell,

Which wanted still a cure; and pot loog Where all their fondest wishes dwell ;

after, So lovers part,

When of the Creeks I was appointed Chief, With breaking heart !"

Then I remember'd Zoa, and her care

Of me at life's extreinity; yes, then, The play of “The Indians” contains in the full face of our assembled warriors, many striking passages, and, if com.

I took her for my wife.” pressed into three acts, might, we think, be produced with advantage Fisherman" are in the true spirit of

Several of the songs in “ The on the stage. The fable is very simple:--Rayniond, a brave but expa

lyrical poetry. We subjoin the foltriated Englishman, who has been

lowing, with which we must relucraised to the dignity of a Chief by

tantly take our leave of this very the Creek Indians, is surprized and pleasing and interesting Volume: made prisoner by the Spanish Go

« Welcome once more, thou beaving ocean, vernor, who, resolving to detach him Land of my blighted hopes, adieu ! from the Indians by fraud or force, Soon shall gıy sails with ling'ring motion,

Sink slowly from the landsman's view; puts a guard on his person, but in

Let winds blow hard, and billows rave, structs his daughter to engage his The roaring blast, the 'wbelming tide, affections. In obedience to her fa. My shatter'd vessel may outride, ther's injuoctions, Almanza visits

Led by the star Raymond, but merely to suggest the

That gleams from far, means of restoring him to liberty. To light her o'er the faithless wave; Raymond apprizes her of his union

But, woman, he with Zoa; and the following passage

Who trusts to thee,
may be classed with the happiest ef- Shall perish on an unknowo sea,
fusions of Tobin's

No voice to cbeer, no lamp to guide."

57. A Letter from a pious and Reverend “ Hear, then, a simple tale

Divine to his Nicce, written in the middle That to the purpose shall speak plain and


of the last Century, and now revised, cor

recled, and abridged. By a Layman of Some years are past (no matter now the Like jarring friends, I and my country

the Established Church. Together with a parted.

[Creeks ;

Preface, wherein are introduced, some

Animadoersions on the Trial of W. Hone I sought my fortune 'midst the Indian 'Twas at the close of a long sultry day,

for Blasphemy, and on his Abeltors and

Subscribers. 13mo. pp. 59. Rivingtons. Upon a wild Savanna, faint with hunger, Shook with a fever, I look'd round in vain

THIS excellent Letter, which was For trace of living object, man, or beast, first publisbed about the middle of


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(March, the last century, passed through se particulars: a vicious faith in the efficacy veral editions ; and the respectable of unwarranted means to discover the will Re-publisher was so delighted with of the Deity, and to propitiate his regard ; the orthodoxy of its doctrines, and -an unreasonable fear of imaginary or the pure religion it inculcaled, toge- cessive scrupulousness in things lawful;

at least of subordinate beings; -an exther with the correctness of its lan. guage, that he had no sooner read it, rals. This description will perhaps touch

together with a very faulty system of mo. than he determined to send anew

upon most of the superstitious feelings and into the world.

practices which hare been indulged in by " I have ventured, however,” he says, ihe votaries of false religions, or by the "to make some alterations; they consist professors of that which is indeed true, but chiefly of abridgarents. intending the corrupted: such as divinations, auguries, publication principally for the lower and ordeals ; charms, amulets, and relics; classes of the people, and to be circulaied, human sacrifices, self-inflicted torments, widely and extensively, at the smallest bodily maceration, and pilgrimages; enpossible expence, I have omitted those forced celibacy and compulsory seclusion parts which appeared to be 100 learned or from the world; enthusiastic experiences obscure to be readily understood, and and ecstacies; to these may be added the others which, though useful, are less ma nice performance of the lesser religious terial.”

ordinances, to the utter veglect of ihe main

In short, The Letter, in its present form, is duties of life enjoined by God. an acceptable present to the Publick, sion of Scripture, or from obedience in

Superstition arises from a misapprehenand the more so as it is offered at a

matters spiritual to suggestions of no divery cheap price.

vine authority.”

The rise and progress of Supersti. 58. On Superstition ; a Sermon, preached

in the Cathedral Church, Lincolo; at the tion, from the idolatry of the res Visitation of the Archdeacon of Stow, un

motest ages to the Emperors of May 27, 1819. By the Rev. Roger Greece and Rome, and thence to the Frampton St. Barbe, A. B. Rector of Papal Throne, and to the absurdities Sudbrooke. 8vo. pp. 36. Rivingtons. of modern Fanaticism, are well deIN a very luminous Discourse, from scribed,

and illustrated by several Psalms xxxi. 7, after observing that

appropriate and well-selected notes. “ True Religion will not admit of Error

59. Guide to Youth ; or Religion incul, and Imposture as her supporters : she bears in her hand the word of life-genuine

cuted upon Youth, from the Example of

our Redeemer, and illustrated by a Biodocuments, to which if any man shall add, God shall add unto him the plagues ibat

graphy and a particular Account of the are written in that book; and if any man

lusi Hours of Henry Kirku While and

William Langley, both of Nottingham; shall take away from the words of that book, God shall take away his part out of

being the Substance of a Sermon, origina'ly the book of life'.” (Revel. xxii. 18, 19.)

preached in the Parish Church of St. Mary, -and that “Superstition and Infidelity

Nottingham, on the early Death of these

fuo Pupils of the Author. By the Rev. reciprocate, when the direct parb of pure

S Piggott. A. M. Domestic Chaplain to Religion is forsaken;"

Viscouni Lurd Carlton, Curate and Af. Mr. St. Barbe thus proceeds:

ternoon Preacher at Clerkenwell, and “ The term Superstition, in its common

Sunday Evening Lecturer at St. Aninoacceptation at present, has been explained lin's, Watling-street. Third edition, to comprehend ' unnecessary fears _and enlarged. . 8vo. pp. 88. Seeley. scruples in religion ; an observance of “THE Author's object, in this third needless and uncommanded rites; the edition, is to diffuse among young people, giving of reverence to beings which are more generally than could be done in a not proper objects of reverence; a system volume, a Biography of two amiable and of religion without morality *.' This accomplished Youths, well known to him should seem sufficiently broad, for it in- in the two-fold character of his Pupils and cludes within its scope idolatry, will-wor. Friends." ship, and fanaticism; and yet it does not

An affectionate and well-meant tri. altogether comprehend some of the most distinctive marks of superstition. Per

bute to the memory of two excellent haps this dise

of the understanding and young men; one of whom, Mr. Henry of the affections may be said more gene.

Kirke White, is' well known to the rally to consist in some or all of these four publick by the Biography of Mr.

Southey. * Dr. Johnson. of the other, Mr. William Lang


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247 ley, little more is told than that he ment between him and Leonora. was born at Nottingham, aod edu. Duriog a campaign in Sicily, the galcaled partly there, and afterwards at lant youth is recognized by a mater. Leeds, with a view to the Univer. Dal relative, 'op whose death he sucsity, and to Holy Orders,—that his ceeds to considerable estates in the piety and his modest humble deport- kingdom of Naples. Under his new ment endeared him to many highly, title of Chiaramonte, he gains the respectable friends; and that he died favourable regard of his commander of a fever in the prime of life. Lord Trelawny, who, on their return

to Eogland, undertakes to advance his 60. Leolin Abbey, a Novel. By Alicia fortunes. The death of his Lurdship’s

Lefanu, Author of “Stratballau” and immediate successors, and certain po“ Helen Monteagle." Three vols. 12mo. litical considerations, induce bim to

AFTER attentively, perusing this strengthen his influence by an alliance Novel, without pausing to detect of the younger branches of his house particular blernishes ; without stay with other noble families, and he disa ing to enquire whether certain parts countenances the union of the plightmight not be improved by curtail- ed pair. Alured, inveigled by the ment, and others by extension; and arts of an intriguing lady of fashion, without taking exception to some of is on the eve of marriage with her, the episodes as usurping too large when a disagreement with his patron a share of the interest that should releases him from both

engagements. attach to the main story, we freely A singular occurrence at length clears pronounce a summary decision in its away the delusion which had alienated favour. Most readers will frankly his parents from Lord Trelawny ; ackoowledge the delight these. Vos the treachery of the intriguante is lumes have afforded them, which are exposed, and the eclaircissement is constructed with that dramatic skill attended with those consequences to which prevents the slightest antici. the lovers which were devoutly to be pation of the catastrophe, and are re. expected. lated in a strain of fervid cluquence, This rapid survey affords no glimpse alteroalely serious and gay, accordo of the multitude of subordinate chaing to the changeful complexion of racters introduced, and of the felicity the incidents. li is a tale which can with which they are delineated, not be twice told, and which inust lo closing these sprightly and ingreally suffer, if divested of the ani- teresting Volumes, we have one hint mated language in which the Author to offer to the fair Author. If it be has presented it. We shall therefore expedient that her next heroine should content ourselves with a concise be introduced on the scene with an sketch.

attendant animal, let it be of some The time of the action may be sup- gentle kind, a lamb, a fawn, or a posed to include a period of soine greyhound, for instance. The tame years, terminating about the close of lion that escorts Miss Montresor on ihe late war; and the scene, though her first appearance is too formidable, priocipally in Eogland, changes oc even in his rose-bouod chain, to be casionally to Sicily, Greece, and the tolerated in such company. This, Ionian islands. The leading charac- and one or two other capriccios that ters, or in the customary phrase, the we might meotion, seem to have been hero and the heroine, are Alured purposely hazarded and, indeed, if Vere and his cousin Leonora Montre. They are to be regarded as faults, it sor; but the personage on whom must be confessed that they have their fate, and much of the interest been amply retrieved. of the story may be said to depend, is their grandsire Lord Trelawny, dis- 61. Maurice and Berghetta; or, The tinguished alike as a warrior and a Priest of Rahery. A Tale. 12mo. pp.306.

Hunter. slatesman, and retaining, in the decline of life, the fire and ambition of THIS singular Volume (for such it youth. Alured has been estranged certainly is) common Fame ascribes from him through the machinations to the elegant pen of William Parof a concealed enemy, to whom his nell, esq. M. P. for the county of parents have already fallen victims, Wicklow; who thus concludes a long and wbu thwarts the growing attach- and interesting introductory address:


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Review of New Publications. (March, " If any reader should feel disappointed That all their goods are bankrupt trades. in the want of dramatic interest in the

men's stock, following Tale, let him consider, that the And ev'ry day they find some stupid block Author's object is not to write a novel, Who thinks them cheap, wor pauses to but to place such observations on the

consider manners of the Irish peasantry, as have That, like the pedlar's razors io the tale, occurred to him, in a less formal shape They're made to sell'." than that of a regular dissertation."

63. Affection's Gift to a beloved God: How far Mr. Parnell's countrymen

Child. By M. H. 12mo. pp. 127: may be pleased with his accurate de

Baldwin and Co. scription of Irish manners, is not for

THIS “ Gift" consists of a series of us to determine.

XXIV well-written Letters op subThere is a strange mixture of excellence and vulgarity in Father jects of the most vital interest to the O'Brien, one of the most prominent and the words in which they are in

improvement of the human mind; characters. The adventures of the troduced by the intelligent and beneHero and Heroine are extremely ro

volent Author, will explain her inmantic, and even incredible. Still more

tentions : so are those of Ada, the sister of Mau. rice ; who, from being the orphannuine dictates of my judginent, in the

“ I'have ventured to give you the gechild of a pour Irish peasant, becomes a rich Princess, and the Arbitress of hope that precepts flowing from affection, Fashion in the haughty Court of sible heart than those advanced by a per

may have more force upon your imprèsSpain. The whole “ Tale,” however,

son uninterested. is entertaining, and many parts of it “ The time may arrive when I may are excellent.

view your fully expanded mind, but if

this happiness is denied ine, you will che. 62. London; or the Triumph of Quackery. rish this memorial of affection, and re

A Satirical Poem. By Tim Bobin the member her, whose fervent prayer is that Younger. Svo. pp. 64. Chapple. the fruit of maturer years may not disapOUR honest friend Timothy can

point the hopes that the sair bosom of didly acknowledges, “ that his prio- your infancy created. In the following cipal iocentive in publishing this trifle Letters I have adopted the sentiments and

even the language of various authors, is the hope of transferring, a few

when they have expressed my meaning in pounds from the purses of the read

clearer and more elegant terms than I was ers into his own, which is unfortu. myself capable of ; but in no one instance, vately at this moment in a most have I done this, but where I was con poetical pligbt;"--and we hope he vinced by personal experience of their will not be disappointed.

truth; you are, therefore, not to look for, London, which he justly charac- originality, but to regard them as the opiterizes as

nions of many (agreeable with my own) "the seat of Science ! brought to a locus, as a stimulus for you The kind Protectress of each sister art ! to peruse progressively the excellent vo. The school for truth and purity of heart ! lumes whence they are derived." The mart of talent!' erudition's focus!” Some useful Aphorisms form a is also “the grand emporium of good conclusion. Quackery;" of which our humourous 64. Essay on the Madras System of EduBard, in easy and desultory strains,

cation, its Powers, its Application to exhibits numberless examples.

classical Schools, and its Utility as an Ooc staoza may afford an example:

Instrument to form the Principles and • Behold by Tailors, Hosiers, Drapers,

Habits of Youth in the higher Orders of And editors of Sunday papers,

Society. To which was udjudged a Prea The standard of empiricism unfurl'd;

mium of Fisty Pounds, by the Society And each with confidence declares

for promoting Christian Knowledge and His news or other home-made wares,

Church Union in the Diocese of St. DaThe very best and cheapest in the world.

vid's. By the Rev. Harvey Marriott, While Haberdashers forge on Quackery's

Rector of Claverton, Chaplain to the mint,

[and Flint.

Right Hon. Lord Kenyon, and Author of And chouse us with the names of Todd

a Course of Family Sermons, Homilies for Spruce Auctioneers when Fortune sends a

the Young, &c. pp. 64. Taylor and bidder,

Hessey. To bless their oft deserted mart, ne'er fail THOUGH we are of opinion, with Smooth lies to tell,

our Northern brethren, that life,


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249 when advanced to a business age, may The grand evil of classical educabé inuch more usefully employed tion is its tediousness. In Germany than in dissection of verbs in Meb, yet

we are told that proficiency is acwe fully acquiesce with the warmest quired in three years, chiefly by eulogist of classical education in its means of conversation in Latin. Our necessity, as being the best creatrix grand desideratum in' this country is of taste, upon the difficult points of a Dictionary, which would render all fine writing and sound judgment. We our English modes of expression iu the koow that we have often at least seen pure Latin corresponding idiom; as in the writings of persons not clas“ in my opinion," 'me judice ; so the sically educated, a cluinsiness of exo maller stands, "sic se res habet ;" aud cution, and more especially such a many other such colloquisms, which lack of. precision in their ideas, that

are baldly rendered in our present the sense is lost in vague generals; promptoriu purvulorum ; because, in nor do such writers seem to possess the greater part, they are mere tranthat versatility and range of capa- scripts of books, edited in an age when city which distinguish those who have Monastic or Law Latio was only used. drunk deep of the “ Castalian spring." Horne Tooke said, we believe, that

But abstracted from these advanc in Johnson's English Dictionary were tages, the miod, habituated in early no less than sixteen thousand words, life to the steady attention requisite which were never used in speaking in school-business, is found to possess or writing. We have seen small the useful quality of being able to school English vocabularies which devote itself at any time afterwards reject all such superfluous words, and to such close application as particu- we conceive that were there Latin lar situations in life may demand. Dictionaries simply confined to such And that this is a most important words, and the idiomatic phraseoloxy qualification, it would be absurd lo before mentioned ; and 'were short deny.

English sentences orally delivered by Now, though we have no faith in the teacher or monitor to be extenthe Madras or any other system add. poraneously translated, instead of writiog much improvement to classical jen exercises, the Madras system might knowledge, in the present defective be most usefully applied, as a more state of the English part of our Latin expedite method of acquiring the Dictionaries, yet we sincerely think copia verborum and grammatical cons that the desirable object of habits, of struction. Declination and parsing, order, and close attention, are better as interrogative, fall per se' within secured by the Madras plan, than by the plan. We think also, under corany other. We perfectly coincide with rection, that were the commencement Mr. Marriott in the following obser- of classical education to be limited to vation :

these modes of acquiring Latin, which

ibe Reader will see proceeds exclu* In that system there is an undoubted tendency to produce those habits and or.

sively upon the plan of rejecting at der in conduct which are legitimate sub first ihe conversion of Latin into Eng. jects of education among the children of fish, or construing, only supplying the rich, equally as among the children of the grammar, idiom, and copia ver. the poor. If, Therefore, the only objec, boruni, that then the succeeding lalion against the introduction of that sys- bour of translating the Classicks tem among the higher orders, the income would be reduced to almost nothing, petency of boys to do justice to the office because little or ou Dictionary work of teacher to their peers, has been shown

would be wanting. The Reader will to be at least premature (inasmuch as to

observe, that Mr. Marriott gives us no the elementary parts of classical education, few are now disposed to say it will

details of the processes used in clasnot immediately apply,) a very strong ad

sical seminaries, conducted according ditional motive may be hereby urged for to the Madras plan ; and all we know the adoption of 'the Madras School in on the subject is, that Mr. Edgeworth every seminary wherein the regulation of has been most zealous in bis endea. the conduct, early habits of good order, vours to introduce it. But every reand the purest practices for self-govern- flecting person must see, that on acmnent, are recognized as essential founda count of the Dictionary labour, or tions of a Christian education.” Pp. 42,43. acquisition of the copiu verborum, reGENT, MAG, March, 1820.



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