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63 solution of titanium. In this manner, six low, the sap cannot reach it.-Annales de parts have been separated from 100 of the Chimie, xi. mineral; and M. Robiquet is inclined to

Machine POR CROSSING Rivers.--The believe that titanium generally accompanies the oxidulated iron in nature, and that fenbach, has invented a very simple and

mechanist, Xavier Michel, residing at Of. this compound is not, as has been thought,

compact machine, by the aid of wbich ris peculiar to volcanic countries.-M. Ber

vers may be crossed, and even the sea at. zelius found titanium ia Elba iron ore.

tempted, without any danger of sinking. New MerHOD OF GRAFTING TREES It is nearly five feet in diameter, when unA common method of grafting, is by mak. folded. An opening of about thirteen ing a transverse section in the bark of the inches in the centre is destined to receive stock, and a perpendicular slit below it: the traveller. When dismounted, this apthe bud is then pushed down to give it the paratus is easily transported from place to position which it is to have. This method place, for its entire weight scarcely exceeds is not always successful; it is better to five pounds. The inventor has made a reverse it, by making the vertical slit above number of experiments on the Rhine, all the transverse section, and pushing the of which have been crowned with entire bud upwards into its position-a method success. He can make the machine move which rarely fails of success ; because as forward, or otherwise, at pleasure, and the sap descends by the bark, as has been without any great exertion. In order more ascertained, and does not ascend, the bud fully to prov the utility of his invention, thus placed above the transverse section, M. Michel has deterınined to embark at receives abundance, but when placed be- Khel, and descend the Rhine to its mouth.


which gave


To catch their parting glance;-then freely

burst To the Memory of WILLIAM THOMPSON,

[long had purs'd!. By the Author of AONIAN Hours." The passionate flow of grief which feeling

Can they but choose to weep, when he Muse ! take the sorrowing harp that long

who shed

(them keep has hung

(again, A radiance o'er their path, and bade Mute on the drooping willow, — and, Vigils of gladness ;—when the voice is filed Give it a voice of grief, a thrilling tongue; Whose words were music, can they

Wake the wild chords of ecstacy and pain, choose but weep? - [that sleep And bid the plaivlive lute betwixt com No!--the sweet flowers in winter's snows plain,

Spring may revisit, -their young blooms For weary wear my bours; and I am now

may ware

(dews may steep Lost to the joy of being;-the sad strain

Fresh beauty o'er thine head ; - her May bring, perchance, a lulling balm for

Thy turf with greenness ;--but the hand woe, [from my brow.

[home the grare. And half uobind the wreath of night-shade

To Death, recalls hot thee from thy chill My friend, can I forget thee-whilst the ray

Spring may revisit us :--the dædal earth Of busy mem'ry brightens o'er the past?. Put forth her glories, floweret, herb, Whilst feeling rolls, or life's pulsations fruit, tree;

[mirth ; play,

Suns shine ; all things be happy in their My friend, can I forget thee?--to the last

The fouplain burst its chains, aud warThine image caine, and o'er my fancy

ble free,

[ing bee [dwell Rejoicing in its strength, -The murmurThoughts, such as in the pitying bosoms

Hail the creation ou delightful wing, Of angels sorrowing o'er distress : 'lis

And banquet on the bloom she lores ; past, And thou art laid within thy silent cell, Over thy bright remembrance sorrowing, And darkness wraps the form which many Can taste no more the bliss which these to lor'd so well.

others bring All that mortality could claim is given, But hush ! in that there is a mournful A nothing to the coffin and the shroud;

charm, Yet did surviving friendship bail ibee riven A long lost feeling, tempering with regret From her rejoicing sight; - a passing Exalted thought,-a lenitive--a balm ; cloud

[deep, not loud, The memory of thy worih is left us yet: Dimmed her sad eye; - and murmurs And though our tears gush forth, Swellid on the gale when earth thy re

cheeks be wet,

(sway liques hears'd.

[bow'd There is a Name shall free ús from the O'er thee in muteness the pale mourners Of meaner griefs; thy star of life is set,


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[Jan. Silent thy voice,--the worm is in thy clay,. Then was thy soul a nobler sanctuary But this for ever lives, triumphant o'er de. Than Art could raise, or Wisdom fabricay

cate, For thee life hung her blossoms from the A sacred temple which the Deity

Might hallow with his presence ; conseIn colours of such richness as might suit

crate Young Hope's aspiring energies ;--for thee To solemo worship, which can here create Life hung the blossom, but denied the A shadow of the joys which soothe the fruit.


blest Th' historic page, the laurel, and the In high Elysium, where the bitter weight Hung round thy path ; euamour'd of Of human sorrow flies the unclouded their love,


(at rest. Thy hours unheeded flew in sweet pursuit

The wicked cease to vex, the weary are Of that ennobling spirit which of yore And reckless of the unsubstantial joy With science, letters, arts, adorned the Which fills our earthly being, thou wert Ausonian shore.

wendiog Touched with what generous impulse didst

Fast to that land of spirits, when mine eye thou tread


First gaz'd on thee; the tempest was Each laurell’d path in Learning's various

descending Journeying from shade to shade, as Science Which smote thy vernal leaf:-serenely spread

[days :

blendiog Fresh vistas from the lamp of vanish'd A transient beauty with its dark’ning shade, But still it was thy pleasure and thy

I mark'd the sudden Aush of sickness praise

lending Meekly to tread, and humbly to pursue

A glow to garnish o'er the wreck she made, The light which burst on my admiring Whilst, underneath the bloom, th' insi.

dious canker prey'd. gaze ; And guide thy steps by virtue's sacred clue A few brief moons in life's serene eclipse Till Faith reveal’d to sight what Reason The stamp of tranquil suff'ring on thy vever knew.

brow Truth spread her awful page :--what then A sigh-a smile upon thy pallid lipsto thee [grace? A heaving of the heart

and what wert Was Romao sweetness, or Aihepian

thou? A shadow to a suo l-eternally

A denizen of worlds beyond the dow To view th' Almighty Being face to face ; Of change and time,-a limitless delighi, To rove a spirit through the peopled

To whom all firmer hope, dread, pleaspace ;

sure, woe, To dedicate thy energies to him

Were but as fleeting visions of a night, Who spoke creation into birth; to trace Whicb, vanish’d, leave thy track, Eternity, His steps, and worship with the Cherubiin;

more bright! Oh! 'twas a thought might make all What lovelier garland can Affection bringearthly glories dim.

What nobler tribute Admiration payFrom the translucent fount of bliss which What sweeter requiem can the Poet singwells

[thirst To hallow man, the “ pilgrim of a day," From out the throne of God, the glorious Than this :-" he sorrow'd, treinbled, Of knowledge didst thou slake: the song

pass'd away, which swells

[burst, And harmoniz'd, as thou, sweet spirit, hasi, Around the holy shrines, in harpings With those whose life was truth,—their Whisp’ring enchantment in thine ear,

name a ray-
and nurs'd

A guiding starea beacon of the past,
Thy glowing spirit to the high emprize Souls in the glorions mould of mental
Of self-correction ;--gradual truth dis-

grandeur cast!”

[the skies, Such be thy epitaph, engraven deep Each man'cling film that barr'd thee from In hearts who mourn thee sever'd from And op'd with Mercy's key the gates of

the stem, paradise !

In hearts whose ouly solace is to weep, Then each severer trial, each pure thought,

Not that thou wert and art, but that to Became a lifting pinion; each warm sigh

them Of penitential sorrow nearer brought Thou art not;-chide not Reason, nor

condemn Thy soul's beatitude; and hovering nigh, What if some guardiau seraph of the sky That vainly flow our tears,mour bosoms

swell. Compass'd thee round, as in the wilderness Shone the bright pillar, heralding on higla

Alas! Affection knows no holier gem The pilgrim's host, through peril and dis- Than her own tear,“no purer type to tell tress,

[bless! How much we love and mourn. - - Sweet A visitapt from Heav'n, omnipotent to spirit, Fare thee vell!


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65 The

All scampering to the full-thronged spot OXFORD WATCHMAN'S ADDRESS,

Of meeting, at a good round trot.

But as some muskets so contrive it,
For CHRISTMAS, 1819.

As oft to miss the mark they drive at,

And though well aimed at duck or plover, The following very ingenious ADDRESS

Bear wide, and knock their owners over, has been sept us for insertion by an old

So will we hope that Treason's toil
Correspondent and friend. It is sup-

Will only on itself recoil,
posed, as he tells us, to proceed from
the pen of a Member of the University Flames horribly Vesuvian furnace.

And not throughout the country barn, as
greatly esteemed for his learning, wit, But might I venture without fear,
and amiable qualities. Edit.

To drop a secret in thine eat, 'Tis morn: aloft the vapours curl'd

For half a moment looger prate,
Melt into light, and wake the world; On this rich topic of debate.
The cock crows loud in Oxford streets, Oh ! listen to your Watchman's scheme
The chattering sparrow morning greels Por bettering Revolution's theme :--
The dummel ass his trumpet blows, One spot there is one only spot,
For well Aurora's air he kuows;

Where, happy should I deem my lot,
The heifer breaks her fast on clover, 'To see, upstain'd by civil storm,
And the light twit-lark, on Shotover, Uprise a Radical Reform;
Uprises quick with quivering wing

Well pleased and satisfied with it, when And lyric potes, high towering!

It reigns triumphant in the kitchen! Before the Sun, whose glories spread, When 'mid the culinary fare Each rusblight bides its 'minished bead, It blazes in full glory there, And other sounds are heard than those And throws (a safe and pleasant game) Which ecbo through the watchman's pose, The cook-maid only in a flame, Whilst he himself, (his trusty stick,

Who in the fiery conflict bred, And feebly glimmering lantborn's wick, Musters ber forces at spit-head, Now thrown aside,) goes forth to share And melts her salamander being, The perfumes of the morning air,

With frying, sroasting, fricasseeing ;With quidnunc gossips prone to mix,

Her only camp to urge on And pluck a sprig of politics.

The hot campaign is Major Sturgeon, Abroad War's blood-red banner furled, Save when the bubbling tide is seen Sheds no disquiet on the world,

To glow and mount io thee-Tureen ! But mad Misrule and Discord cease, Her's is no pike to wound and fell ye, Before the halcyon sun of Peace;

But ove to please not punch, the belly : But oh! at home what scares the sight, That she kicks up no dust, I'll pledge her, And fills the bosom with affright?

Save what she shakes from out the dredger : Lo! where careering through the North, Her shield, a disb-her sword, a skewer ; Madcap Sedition marcheth forth,

Her object not to kill, but curė;
His spirit foul, his dæmon form

Her ammunition never mauls,
Rides in the whirlwind of the storm, She only shoots with forced meal balls.
Seducing all who cannot spy

Lo! as sbe deals around her chops,
The crati thar lurks within his eye,

Not blood, but unctuous gravy drops !
The dagger couched beneath his cloak, Her aim to put not me or you,
Whose point eovenom'd aims its stroke, But something better in a stew ;
Will thirs for blood and helli:h hate, On her no thronging rebels wait,
Agaiost the vitals of the State.

No mobjave that upon her pare.
To Virtue, Truth, and Honour, aliens, No poisoned tracts are published there,
These vermin tagrag.and-bobrailians, No hand bills, save the bill of fare ;
To popular observance spring,

Her fag, a table-cloth well lain, Like cucuaibers from beds of dung,

Her moito-" Cut and come again!"
Are all combined to raze as nuisance, Then oh! my kind and generous Masters,
Of Church and King the constitutions, With pity scan the poor's disasters ;
Pull down the Empire, on whose ruins Turn not an ear too proud and nice
They mean to edify their new oues, On this your Watchinau's ineek advice;
A Revolution thorough. bred

Lei not our kitchen-queen appear
With blood produced, baptized and fed ! To hold a sinecure this year;
While naughty females, busy praters, Of numerous subjects let her boast,
Of Billingsgate fit,legislators ;

As often as she rules the roast;
(My modest Muse dares not proclaim, Let her spit solve the bidden notion,
in ove broad word their proper name) And shew what is perpetual motion !
Mount up, in petticoated quorum,

And while the Crown and Anchor sinners With bold defiance of decorum,

Batien on Revolution dinners, Sedition's, and ride

Aud cooks pluck geese, and clap their As fierce viragoes should, astride,

To crain the gangs of Hunt and Watson; Gent. Mag. January, 1820.


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(Jan. Gorging these sharp, enveuomed hives, When Avou’e banks, with hope and fear, Their stomach keener than their koives.

My blushing childhood ventur'd pear,
Oh! let YOUR chimney-smoke upay Thou first didst bid its sorrows end,
In crowded columns to the sky,

And wert unto it as a friend,
Emblems of hospitality!

And gav'st to Taste tbe simple glee Let dumplings into puddings rise,

That cheer'd thy spreading shade, Treen's
And tarts be magnified to pies,

That each may feed and taste a part; The rapture can I e'er rehearse
Let sirloins into barons start;

When first I felt the power of verse!
And where one jigget smoked before,

The visions then 'twas thine to pour ! Now let there smoke a jigget more;

Till soou, my boyish summers o'er, Dandies may feed oo macaroni,

Ye neighouring groves, bear witness ye, And squeamish pick their titbits bony;

I wept to leave Treen's hallow'd Tree! But, oh! to our intestine grief,

Then on thy bark, together join'd, Bring ye a more assured relief,

My bosom friend our games entwin'd, la fat and fleshy rounds of beef!

As wond'ring what the world might be, Instead of sour, ansavoury swipes,

We pledg'd to meet again by thee! Rackiag'abdomen with the gripes,

But now thy suminit strews the plais, – Let lusty ale, in frequent dose,

And we say~shall we meet again!
Gargle the throat, light up the nose,

Alas! where thou no moro art seen,
And deeply drown the bowel's woes !
Then once again Contentmeal's smile How fare the groves of Academe !
Shall beam upon our happy Isle ;

How must their dewy tear-drops fall
All hearts shall swell the note of praise,

For thee, the father of them all! That Gratitude' will surely raise

Each rude.grav'd seat must mourn for thee, To those, whose breasts have learnt to glow And islands' echoes sigh • Treen's Tree !! With pity for their brethrea's woe,

With thee were formid-with thee are filed Sedition foiled shall trace again

Ties of the distant and the dead,
Her gory foolsteps to her deu,

And inany a former tale and token
And dee, like clouds that rack the sky, Might cheerold hearts the world had broken!
Before the sun of Loyalty !

Pond recollections join'd to thee!
Then let us pour the jocund strain, Young loves and friendships, poor Treeu's
(And may it not be pour'd in vain!)


May Concord koit with Liberty,
Still make us happy, rich, and free ;

May Peace and Plenty be restored,

Written by John Mayne.
And Faction sheath her hated 'sword How keen and howling is the storm!
And while defying foreign knares,

Siern Winter in its bilt'rest form!
England still proudly rules the waves, Long, cheerless nights, and murky days !
Avenger of the world enslaved,

No sun-beain gladdens Mis’ry's ways ! Of rights oppressed, of judgments braved. The frost has stopp'd yon village-mill, Her trophies built in every clime,

And Labour, every where, stauds still!
Spurning the victories of Time!

Ev'n birds, from leafless groves withdrawu,
While her right hand, should chains await Lie torpid on the frozen lawn-
The fortunes of a feebler State,

Lorn, weary trav'lers, as they go,
Is ever raised those chajus to burst

Are wilder'd in the trackless snow,
And quench the Tyrant's vulture thirst, And dread, at every step, that sleet
With Wellington's redeeming hand, And snow may be their winding-sheet!
To cheer the subjugated land.

To town or city if we turn,
Oh ! let not maddeoing Treason cuine, What numbers weep, what numbers moura,
To poison our best joys at home;

Unshelter'd sons of Toil and Care,
To tear our flag and mar our fame, Cold, shiv'ring, comfortless, and bare !
And staia Britannia's stainless name! Poor seamen, erst in baule brave,
Rather should ALL, in danger's hour, Half-famish’d, sinking to the grave !
Fling round her their protecting power, Sad groupes, who ue'er begg'd before,
And rich and poor, and small and great, Imploring aid from door to door!
Become the WATCHMEN of the Stalc ! While helpless Age, too frail to roam,

Is perishing, for want, at home!

Hard fate! when poverty and years

Assail us, in this vale of tears,

Till Death, the dismal scene to close,
AT last_and is it doom'd to thee, In pity, terminates our woes !

And art thou fallen, old Treen's Tree! 0! ye, whom Providence hath blest, And did not every virtue plead

With wealth to succour the distrest, To save thy consecrated shade,

0! lend your help in time of need! Of all that have been nurs'd by thee, The naked clothe--the hungry feed, Wiibin thy classic arms, Treea's Tree. Aud great, from Heav'n, shall be your meed!

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chair, the Bill was opposed by Mr. Mac The Bill for regulating the labour of donald, Mr. J. R. S Graham, Mr. Marryat, children in cotton manufactories, went Mr. Denman, Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. G. through a Committee ; the Bp. of Chester Bennet, and Alderman Waithman ;- and speaking in its support; and Lords Gros- supported by Mr. Dickenson, Mr. Sérjeans venor, Lauderdale, and Holland, against it. Onslow, Mr. Bankes, Mr. Wilmot, and Dri

Tbe Seditious Meetings Prevention Bill Phillimore, on grounds urged pro and con. likewise went through a Committee. Se in the course of the previous discussions, veral amendments, after short discussions Mr. J. Wharton inquired, when there or each, were negatired, without a division. happened to be five of six bookseMers in

one firm, if, upon a second conviction for In the Commons the same day, Mr. J. libel, banishment should be the punishSmith presented a petition from a great ment, was the whole firm to be banished number of the London booksellers and la laugh), or was the eldest partper, or publishers against the Newspaper Stamp the first man in the firm; lo be banished, Duties Bill. The petitioners stated them. the rest being allowed to carry on the bý. selves to be engaged in publishing iv nun. siness? To this question no answer was bers standard works, on history, astro. returned. nomy, divinity, and all other subjects, The question for the Speaker's leaving with the exception of politics and the oc the chair was then carried, op a division; currences of the day, against the sale of by 222 to 76. which last mentioned books they took The House having gone into the Combonds from their agents. They had up mittee, Mr. Marryat objected to the rewards of 1,000,0001. of capital embarked cognizance provision, as tending to the in this branch of trade, and it afforded the utter ruin of publishers in a small way of only means of support to several thousand business, and moved an amendment to persons.-A petition was also presented leave out the words “ together with two or against the same Bill from Henry Fisher, three sufficient surelies." Several Mem pripter. The petitioner stated that he had bers observed, that the clause, as now upwards of 70,0001, embarked in various wordell, would apply to papers for chaestablishments at Birmingham, Liverpool, ritable purposes, play-bills, shipping-lists, London, and other places, and that he ap. stock-lists, &c. prehended total ruin to himself and the The Attorney General, Lord Castlereagi, numerous persons in his employment, from and Solicitor General, opposed Mr. Mar the Bill in question, should it pass into a ryat's amendment, which was supported lat. Mr. Birch presented a petition against by Mr. Alderman Waithman, Mr. Macdoi the same Bill from the Liverpool printers nald, Sir W. De Crespigny, and others. and booksellers.

The amendment was then negatived, on a Mr. Dugdale presented a petition from division, by 202 to 88. the Birmingham booksellers ; Mr. W. An amendment to the clause, enabling Smith one from the Bristol booksellers and justices to bind persons charged with libels printers ; and Mr. Bernal one from those to “ good behaviour," was negatived, on of London, against the Libel Bill.

a division, by 129 to 9. The House in a Committee of Supply, Several other amendmenis, proposed voted 250,0001, on account of the ordnance from the Opposition side of the House, estimates.

were negatived without a division. Mr. Grenfell wished to know what reduc On the motion of the Allorney General, tion was to be made at the Royal Military a clause was agreed to, giving to' ivdivi. College.

duals who became bound as securities for Lord Palmerston expected that a reduce publishers, a power of withdrawisig, Their tion might be made in the junior branches liability, on sending 20 days notice to a to the amount of 27,0001, a year.

commissioner of stamps or to the stamp; Mr. Hume observed that tbe institution office. Clauses were also agreed 10, ex. gave the army 25 officers a year, educated empting from the operation of this Bill at the enormous expence of 331. each. proclamations, acts of state, votes printed The Report was then gone through, aud for either House of Parliament, Acts of agreed to.

Parliament', books commonly used in the Lord Castlereayk moved the order of the schools of Great Britain, books of devotion, day for the House going into a Committe piety, or charity; daily accounts, of goods on the Newspaper Stainp Duty Bill. On imported or exported within the bills of the question for the Speaker leaving the mortality, provided they contained no


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