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POETRY.

THE ROSE'S PETITION.

SONNET.
TO MISS-----

(From the same.)

AGAIN the blushful May returns (From MSS. unpublished, of the late Peter Pindar.)

And gilds with smiling sups the grove ; A beauteous

maid, to pluck my stem forbear, Again amid the varied lay, And let me reign the mistress of the grove. The linnets pour the soul of love. How hard to place me near that breast, more fair

Thy triumph, gentle May, I hail, Than ever yet hath left the hand of love.

O'er winter's blast and chilling spow. Where now I flourish, I can boast a fame,

May song unceasing charm thy shade: But midst thy bosom, who will mark the flow'r ? Thy breeze with sweets forever blow. There shall I vanquisb'd hang the head with shame, Yet what so him thy zephyr's wing. And lose of pleasing all the envied power.

Tho'all the fragrant East it bears
Though queen of all those flowers that bloom around, Or what to him the golden hour,

Who counts the moments by bis tears!
How small, alas ! the sphere in which I shine.
Behold those vales my little empire bound !

When hope forsakes the love-torn heart,
But lo! a wondering universe is thine.

Away the faithless pleasures fly;
And midst its silence nought is heard
But sorrow's solitary sigh.

SONG.

(From the same.)

THE cottage be my humble home,
By peace, the rural damsel, blest;
I seek not fortune's splendid dome,
Where care is fortune's constant guest.
Me neither gold nor gems delight;
Be mine the treasures of the vale,
Whose rivulet's purl and groves delight
With simple songs the pleasing gale.
Content and health who own the scene,
Shall lead me midst the flow'ret band,
Whilst innocence, with dove-like mien,
Shall call their beauties for my hand.

HYMN.
(From Milman's Fall of Jerusalenu,
EVEN thus amid thy pride and luxury,
Oh Earth! shall that last coming burst on thee,

That secret coming of the Son of Man.
When all the cherub-thronging clouds shall shine,
Irradiate with his bright advancing sign :

When that Great Husbandman shall wave his fan,
Sweeping, like chaff, thy wealth and pomp away:
Still to the noontide of that nightless day,

Shalt thou thy wonted dissolute course maintain
Along the busy mart and crowded street,
The buyer and the seller still shall mect,

And marriage feasts begin their jocund strain :
Still to the pouring out the Cup of Woe ;
Till Earth, a drunkard, reeling to and fro,
And mountains molten by his burning feet,
And Heaven his presence own, all red with furnars

heat.
The hundred-gated Cities then,
The towers and temples nam'd of men

Eternal, and the thrones of Kings ;
The gilded summer palaces,
The courtly bowers of love and ease,

Where still the bird of pleasure sings,
Ask ye the destiny of them?

Go gaze on fallen Jerusalem !
Yea, mightier names are in the fatal roll,
Gainst earth and heaven God's standard is ninfuric,
'The skies are shrivelled like a burning seroll,
And the vast common doom ensepulchres the area.

Oh! who shall then survive?

Oh! who shall stand and live?
When all that hath been, is no more:

When for the round earth hung in air,
With all its constellations fair

INVOCATION TO SLEEP.

(From the same.)
O SLEEP, thy gentle hand in vain
Would lull the storm that rends my breast :
Night hears my slumb'ring voice complain.
And spectres mark my soul uublest.
With grief I haunt, from hill to hill,
The fair, the cruel fying maid:
Now by the rivulet's plaintive rill,
And now amid the lonely shade.
Unhappy thus I pour my tears :
With bopeless heart her charms pursue :
Thus even in dreams she false appears,
And morning proves the vision true.

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In the sky's Azure canopy;

When thy first powers burst on her gladden'd sense,
When for the breathing earth, and sparkling sea, And hail'd her parent to a son of Fame.
Is but a fiery deluge without shore,

Seidon alas ! in a heart-hardening world,
Heaving along the abyss profound and dark, So full of buffetings, so prone to lures
A fiery deluge, and without an ark.

of wild ambition, avarice, envy, strife,
Lord of all power, when thou art there alone Do such sweet nestlings of the youthful heart,
On thy eternal fiery-wheeled throne,

(Spring tinctur'd, soft humanities of life)
That in its high meridian noon

Retain their hallow'd forms—where cherishid thus,
Needs not the perish'd sun nor moon :

As in a home congenial, virtue dwells; *When thou art there in thy presiding state,

And thus she dwelt with thee, lamented one-
Wide-sceptred Monarch o'er the realm of doom : Powers like thine own shall paint the artist's fame,
When from the sea depths, from Earth's darkest Thy genius, talents, industry and toil;
womb,

Thy patient labour mounting to the goal
The dead of all the ages round thee wait :

By steps of noble daring-trace with joy And when the tribes of wickedness are strewn Thy young imagination's flowery field,

Like forest leaves in the autumn of thine ire : Maturer judgment, and experience sage; Faithful and true! th zu wilt save thine own!

Thy power to charm the eye, to melt the heart, The saints shall dwell within th' unharming fire, Recall from Time's vast deep the vanish'd forms Each white robe spotless, blooming every palm, of patriots, heroes, martyrs, and e'en Him

Even safe as we, by this still fountain's side. Whom Deity enshrin'd-our suffering Lord.

So shall the Church, thy bright and mystic bride, The gifted bard exultingly may point Sit on the stormy gulf a haleyon bird of calm.

To dying Wolfe, to Scotland's Royal Hunt, Yes, 'mid yon angry and destroying signs,

Calypso's mien majestick, Pharaoh's rage, O'erus the rainbow of thy mercy shines,

The den of dark Despair, the widow'd love We hail, we bless the covenant of its beam,

Of great Germanicus, proud India's pompous train,
Almighty to avenge, Almightiest to redeem!

Boyne's battled surge, great Edward's regal rites ;
The mercies and the sacrifice of Aim

Who is the king of kings--but not for me
TIVE LINES.

Is such high task decreed.-I but presume

To drop with trembling hand and tearful eye,
On th
the late venerable President of the

A flowret from the wild heath's russet bed,
Royal Academy.

Upon the tomb of him rever'd in life,
PARELL belord and honour'd West !-fare-

And lov'd beyond the grave.
Sell,
benignant being ! whose indulgent smile
And gentle bearings, linger on my heart,

LONDON INTELLIGENCE.
With such a sweet attraction, I forget,

June 1820. In this yet early hour, all other claims

“ THE ABBOT," which is a sequel to the of sorrow for thy loss. Thou wert a man,

novel of the Monastery, has we understand, In whom the elements so kindly blent,

made considerable progress under the prinThat genius, whose all potent fires too oft

ter's hands. These celebrated novels are Consume the milder qualities of mind,

quite the rage at Paris at present. “ Tbe

Heart of Mid-Lothian" has been translated In lighting up its prouder attributes,

into French, under the title of Les Prisons Attemper'd thine alone with lucid beams,

d'Edinboro."
And flung their radiance with no niggard band, Mrs. Kean accompanies Mr. Kean to A-
Thro' every path of life--dear were the hours merica---they sail early in September, with
Thy social converse gave, and rich the stores Mr. Price, the maoager of the New York the-
Accumulated long, which talent, taste,

*atre. Mr. Kean intends to make a complete Investigation deep, and thought profound,

professional tour through the United States. Ilrdt reasured in thy mind. Age had not chill'd

Mr. Barry Cornwall bas published a new Thy genuine sensibility, nor care,

poem, in 3 parts, called MARCIAN COLONNA; That upas of the soul, impair'd its powers :

with Dramatic Sketches, and other poems. Still could'st thou mourn the futtering dove's* dis- Relics is in the press.

The second volume of Mr. Hogg's Jacobite tress,

Rosamond, a Sequel to Early Lessons. By Which struck thy heart in boyhood's ardent lour, Miss Edgeworth. 2 vols. (And on thy latest canvas claims a sigh.)

The Prophecy of Dante, a poem, by Lord And still with eye new lit, and quiv'ring lip,

Byron. Could'st dwell upon thy mother's raplarous kiss,

Isabel, a tale, by Charles Lloyd.

Mr. Croly, the author of the noble poco * When Mr. West was very young he had attained

of Paris, is about to publish a poem in the great skill in the use of the bow and arrow, and was

Spencer stanza, entitled The Angel of the one day upfortunately slicessful in bringing down a World, founded on the celebrated si sy of dove, at which he aimed, rather in the thoughtlessness Haruth and Maruth, told by Mahamel, as a of play than dsign. The mournings of its widowed mare made an impression on his mind which was never

warning against the dangers of wine. The rased, and occasioned him frequently to introluce angel delegated to rule the earth, is tempted! be dive in his pictures. The sinplicity and feeling by

a spirit sent to try his virtue, and is ud: dants of his early life, will never be forgotten by thuse the more splendid phenomena of earth ami

done. "The poem abounds in descriptions of who heard them : for cold indeed intust be the heart which did not sympathise with sensibility so unaffecte

air in the east. The scene of the temptation 1. and so ciusely allied to the highest energies of in- is placed in view of Damascus, the rose and

wonder of Asia.

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FRAGMENTS, NOTES, AND ANECDOTES ON AFRICA.*

From the Literary Gazette. IXTEEN years' residence in the tions through which they are disper

country, has stored the author's bed; bave caused them, in a great meamind with a fund of interesting intelli- sure, to forget their ancient customs gence; and we do not dislike the de- and original language, except what is sultory form in which he has poured it preserved in the Bible and in the exout in this volume. The charm of va- ercise of their religion. Whereas the riety is undoubtedly great; and when Arabs have continued in the constant it is thrown over matter intrinsically possession of their country many cengood, he must be a sour critic indeed turies, and are so tenacious of their cuswho can resist being highly pleased toms and babits, that they are, at this with the treat. For such we thank day, the same men they were three Mr. Jackson, to whom for this week thousand years ago. Accordingly mawe shall only become debtor for a few ny of their customs, at this day, remiscellaneous extracts from the division mind us of what happened among of lighter character, entitled “ Frage their ancestors in the days of Abraments, Notes, and Anecdotes," and ham." leaving the graver considerations of “ Timbuctoo coffee.-Coffee grows commerce, civilization, &c. to a fu- spontaneously in the vicinage of Timture opportunity.

buctoo, south of the Nile Elabeed. “ The study of the language and I sent a quantity to Mr. James Wilcustoms of the Arabs is the best com- lis, formerly Consul for Senegambia : ment upon the Old Testament.-The it was of a bitter taste, which is the language of the modern Jews is little to general character of this grain before it be regarded; their dispersion into va- is improved by cultivation." rious nations, having no fixed habita “ Sand Baths. The Arabs bury tion, being wholly addicted to their the body erect in sand, up to the chin, own interest, their conformation to the as a remedy for several disorders, parrespective customs of the various na- ticularly syphilis.”

Moral Justice. The imperial ar• An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa, &c. By my being encamped in Teinsena, on El Hage Abd Salam Shabeeny ; with Notes, . and explanatory. To which is added, Letters des the confines of Tedla, an Arab chiefcriptive of Travels through West and South Barbary, tain found that a friend of the emperor and across the Mountains of Atlas, &c. &c. By came into his keymu* at night, and James Grey Jackson. 2Y ATHENEUM VOL. 7.

Keyma is the name for an Arab's tent; they are made of goat's hair, and are black

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took liberties with his wise. The Arab sures against Europeans: the emperor, suspected that he was (shereef) a in a jocose manner, asked what harm prince, and therefore did not dare to he could suffer from the fleets of Eurokill bim, but preferred a complaint to peans? “ They could destroy your the emperor. The emperor was vexed imperial majesty's ports," replied the to bear of such a gross breach of hos. minister, « Then I would build them pitality, and asked what time he made again for one-balf what it would cost his visits ? " At one hour after mid- them to destroy them. But if they night," the Arab replied. “ Then,” dared to do that, I could retaliate, by said the emperor,

“ when he comes, sending out my cruisers to take their do you let me know by giving the trading ships, which would so increase watchword to this man, and he will the premiums of insurance (for the (kafthen know what to do ; and depend fers) infidels insure all things on earth, thou on my seeing justice done to thee trusting nothing to Godt), that they for the aggression.” The marauder would be glad to sue for peace again." came; the Arab repaired to the guard Customs of the Shelluhs of the of the imperial tent, and gave the word; Southern Allas, viz. of Idaullii (in the guard apprised the emperor, as he Lower Suse.)-The mountains of was directed, who personally repaired Idaultit are inbabited by a courageous to the tent of the Arab, and, being and powerful people, strict to their bonconvinced of the fact, ran the man our and word, unlike their neighbours through with his lance: this was done of Elala. They make verbal contracts bewithout a light. The body was tween themselves, and never go to law, brought before the tent, and it was dis- or record their contracts or agreements, covered to be an officer of the impe- trusting implicitly to each other's faith rial guard. The emperor, on seeing and honour. If a man goes to this that it was not a shereef (a prince) country to claim a debt due, he cannot

rostrated himself in fervent prayer for receive it while there, but must first a considerable time. The courtiers leave the country, and trust to the iswho were all assembled by this time to tegrity of the Idaultitee, who will surewitness this extraordinary occurrence, ly pay when convenient, but cannot wondered what could induce the em- bear compulsion or restraint

. They do peror to be so fervent in prayer ; which not acknowledge any sultan, but have a his majesty observing, told them," that divan of their own, called Eljma who he went alone to the tent, thinking that settle all disputes between man and mas. nobody but a shereef would have dar. These people cultivate the plains, when ed to commit such a breach of hospi- there is no khalif in Suze; but when tality, in so open' a manner : therefore there is, they retire to the fastnesses in he killed him without having a light, their mountains, and defy the arm of lest, on discovering bim to be a prince, power ; satisfying themselves with the personal affection might give way to produce of the mountains." justice ; but that when lie discovered

Food.Kuscusoe is, flour moistenthat it was not a relation, he returned ed with water, and granulated with the thanks to God Almighty, that, in his hand to the size of partridge shot. determination to have justice adminis- is then put into a steamer uncovered, tered, he had not killed his own son !" under which fowls, or mutton, and veg.

etables, such as onions, and turnips, are “ Characteristic Trait of Muhame- put to boil: wben the steam is seen to dans. One of the emperor's ministers, pass through the kuscasoe it is taken off when an English fleet was cruising off and shook in a bason, to prevent the Salee, and just after some impost had adhesion of the grains ; and then put been levied on the merchandise alrea- in the steamer again, and steamed a dy purchased and warehoused by the Christian merchants, suggested the im

+ The Muhamedans abuse the Christians for their policy at that moment, of barsh mea- ships, merchandise, &e.

mistrust of Providence, exemplificd in their insuring

second time. When it is taken off, Some of the more intelligent literary some butter, salt, pepper, and saffron, Moors are acquainted with events that ere mized with it, and it is served up in happened formerly, during the time of a large bowl. The top is garnished with the Roman power, which Europeans the fowl or mutton, and the onions and do not possess. Abdrahaman ben Nasturnips. When the saffron has made it san, bashaw of Abda, was perfectly acthe colour of straw, it has received the quainted with Livy and Tacitus, and proper quota. This is, when proper. had read those works from the library ly cooked, a very palatable and nutri- at Fas. It is more than probable that cious dish.”

the works of these authors, as well as Hassua is gruel boiled, and then those of many other Romans and left over the fire two hours. It is Greeks, are to be found translated into made with barley not ground into flour, the Arabic language, in the hands of but into small particles the size of spars private individuals in West and in South row sklot. It is a very salubrious food for Barbary. This library was dispersed breakfast, insomuch that they have a at the accession of Muley Soliman, proverb which intimates that physi- and books commenting on the Kocians need never go to those countries rad only were retained ; the rest wherein the inhabitants break their fast were burned or dispersed among the nawith hassua."

tives.” El Husseeda is barley roasted in an Cairo.—The city of El Kabira is earthen pan, then powdered in a mor- called by Europeans Cairo. When tar, and mixed with cold water, and Kairo was founded, in the 359th year drank.. This is the travelling food of of the Hejra, the planet Mars was in the country—of the Arab, the Moor, ascension; and it is Mars who conthe Berebber, the Shelluh, and the Ne- quers the universe : “therefore," said gro; and is universally used by tra- Moaz, (the son of El Mansor) to his vellers in crossing the Sahara : the Ak- son, - I have given it the name of El kabas that proceed from Akka and Tat. Kahira.* ' ta to Timbuctoo, Housa, and Wanga The European merchants at Mogora, are always provided with a suffi- dor escape from decapitation. The cient quantity of this simple restora- late emperor, Muley Yezzid, proceedtive to the hungry stomach."

ed from Mequinas to Marocco, with an Anecdote of Muley Ismael. --Mu- army of thirty thousand cavalry, to ley Ismael compared his subjects to a take the field against the rebellious Abbag full of rats.—“ If you let them drahaman ben Nassar, bashaw of the resi,” said the warrior, " they will province of Abda, acting conjointly gnaw a hole in it: keep them moving, with the bashaw of the province of Duand no evil will happen." So his sub- quella, who had' collected an army jects, if kept continually occupied, the of eighty thousand men, of which government went on well ; but if left fifty thousand were horse. The emquiet, seditions would quickly arise. peror, on his arrival at Marocco, was This sultan was always in the tented- exasperated against the 'kabyls of the field : he would say, that he should south ; and was informed that the mernot return to his palace until the tents chants of "Mogodor had supplied his were rotten. He kept his army inces- rebel subject, Abdrabaman, with amsantly occupied in making plantations munition. Enraged at this report, of olives, or in building : rest and which the exasperated state of his mind rebellion 'were with him synonymous prompted him to believe, he issued an terms."

order to the governor of Mogodor, im“ Library at Fas. When the pre- plicating the greater part of the Eurosent emperor caine to the throne, there pean merchants of that port of high was a very extensive and valuable li- treason, and ordered their decapitation, brary of Arabic manuscripts at Fas,

• El Kahira is the Arabic for the planet Myrs, and consisting of many thousand volumes, significs victorious,

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