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With grief I haunt, from hill to hill, The fair, the cruel flying maid: Now by the rivulet's plaintive rill, And now amid the lonely shade.
INVOCATION TO SLEEP.
(From the same.)
O SLEEP, thy gentle hand in vain
Unhappy thus I pour my tears:
(From the same.)
AGAIN the blushful May returns
The linnets pour the soul of love.
Thy triumph, gentle May, I hail,
Yet what 10 him thy zephyr's wing.
When hope forsakes the love-torn heart,
(From Milman's Fall of Jerusalem, 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 meet,
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 furnace heat.
The hundred-gated Cities then,
Go gaze on fallen Jerusalem!
Yea, mightier names are in the fatal roll,
Gainst earth and heaven God's standard is unfurl'c, 'The skies are shrivelled like a burning scroll, And the vast common doom ensepulchres the 5.
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.
In the sky's azure canopy ;
When for the breathing earth, and sparkling sea,
Lord of all power, when thou art there alone
That in its high meridian noon
Needs not the perish'd sun nor moon: When thou art there in thy presiding state, Wide-sceptred Monarch o'er the realm of doom: When from the sea depths, from Earth's darkest womb,
The dead of all the ages round thee wait:
Like forest leaves in the autumn of thine ire:
The saints shall dwell within th' unharming fire, Each white robe spotless, blooming every palm, Even safe as we, by this still fountain's side. So shall the Church, thy bright and mystic bride, Sit on the stormy gulf a haleyon bird of calm. Yes, 'mid yon angry and destroying signs, O'er us the rainbow of thy mercy shines, We hail, we bless the covenant of its beam, Almighty to avenge, Almightiest to redeem !
ELL belov'd and honour'd West!-fare-
That upas of the soul, impair'd its powers:
Which struck thy heart in boyhood's ardent hour, (And on thy latest canvas clainis a sigh.) And still with eye new lit, and quivʼring lip, Could'st dwell upon thy mother's rapturous kiss,
⚫ When Mr. West was very young he had attained great skill in the use of the bow and arrow, and was one day upfortunately successful in bringing down a dove, at which he aimed, rather in the thoughtlessness of play than design. The mournings of its widowed mate made an on his was erased, and occasioned him frequently to introduce the dove in his pictures. The simplicity and feeling he displayed in relating this and many other inci
dents of his early life, will never be forgotten by those
who heard them; for cold indeed must be the heart which did not sympathise with sensibility so unaffectand so closely allied to the highest energies of in
When thy first powers burst on her gladden'd sense,
Do such sweet nestlings of the youthful heart,
LONDON INTELLIGENCE. June 1820.
"THE ABBOT," which is a sequel to the novel of the Monastery, has we understand, made considerable progress under the prin ter's hands. These celebrated novels are quite the rage at Paris at present. "The Heart of Mid-Lothian" has been translated into French, under the title of" Les Prisons d'Edinboro."
Mrs. Kean accompanies Mr. Kean to America---they sail early in September, with Mr. Price, the manager of the New York the*atre. Mr. Kean intends to make a complete professional tour through the United States.
Mr. Barry Cornwall has published a new poem, in 3 parts, called MARCIAN COLONNA; with Dramatic Sketches, and other poems.
The second volume of Mr. Hogg's Jacobite Relics is in the press.
Rosamond, a Sequel to Early Lessons. By Miss Edgeworth. 2 vols.
The Prophecy of Dante, a poem, by Lord Byron.
Isabel, a tale, by Charles Lloyd.
Mr. Croly, the author of the noble poem of Paris, is about to publish a poem in thes Spencer stanza, entitled The Angel of the World, founded on the celebrated si zy of Haruth and Maruth, told by Mahomet, as a warning against the dangers of wine. The angel delegated to rule the earth, is tempted by a spirit sent to try his virtue, and is unthe more splendid phenomena of earth and done. The poem abounds in descriptions of air in the east. The scene of the temptation is placed in view of Damascus, the rose and wonder of Asia.
FRAGMENTS, NOTES, AND ANECDOTES ON AFRICA.*
From the Literary Gazette.
IXTEEN years' residence in the
country, has stored the author's mind with a fund of interesting intelligence; and we do not dislike the desultory form in which he has poured it out in this volume. The charm of variety is undoubtedly great; and when it is thrown over matter intrinsically good, he must be a sour critic indeed who can resist being highly pleased with the treat. For such we thank Mr. Jackson, to whom for this week we shall only become debtor for a few miscellaneous extracts from the division of lighter character, entitled "Fragments, Notes, and Anecdotes," and leaving the graver considerations of commerce, civilization, &c. to a future opportunity.
"The study of the language and customs of the Arabs is the best comment upon the Old Testament.-The language of the modern Jews is little to be regarded; their dispersion into various nations, having no fixed habitation, being wholly addicted to their own interest, their conformation to the respective customs of the various na
tions through which they are dispersed; have caused them, in a great measure, to forget their ancient customs and original language, except what is preserved in the Bible and in the exercise of their religion. Whereas the Arabs have continued in the constant possession of their country many cen turies, and are so tenacious of their customs and habits, that they are, at this day, the same men they were three thousand years ago. Accordingly many of their customs, at this day, remind us of what happened among their ancestors in the days of Abraham."
"Moral Justice. The imperial army being encamped in Temsena, on the confines of Tedla, an Arab chieftain found that a friend of the emperor came into his keymu* at night, and
Keyma is the name for an Arab's tent; they are made of goat's hair, and are black
suspected that he was (shereef) a
took liberties with his wife. The Arab sures against Europeans: the emperor, in a jocose manner, asked what harm he could suffer from the fleets of Europeans? "They could destroy your imperial majesty's ports," replied the minister. "Then I would build them again for one-half what it would cost them to destroy them. But if they dared to do that, I could retaliate, by sending out my cruisers to take their trading ships, which would so increase the premiums of insurance (for the (kaffers) infidels insure all things on earth, trusting nothing to God+), that they would be glad to sue for peace again."
came; the Arab repaired to the guard
"Characteristic Trait of Muhamedans. One of the emperor's ministers, when an English fleet was cruising off Salee, and just after some impost had been levied on the merchandise already purchased and warehoused by the Christian merchants, suggested the impolicy at that moment, of harsh mea
"Customs of the Shelluhs of the Southern Atlas, viz. of Idaultit (in Lower Suse.)-The mountains of Idaultit are inhabited by a courageous and powerful people, strict to their honour and word, unlike their neighbours of Elala. They make verbal contracts between themselves, and never go to law, or record their contracts or agreements, trusting implicitly to each other's faith and honour. If a man goes to this country to claim a debt due, he cannot receive it while there, but must first leave the country, and trust to the integrity of the Idaultitee, who will surely pay when convenient, but cannot bear compulsion or restraint. They do not acknowledge any sultan, but have a divan of their own, called Eljma who settle all disputes between man and man. These people cultivate the plains, when there is no khalif in Suze; but when there is, they retire to the fastnesses in their mountains, and defy the arm of power; satisfying themselves with the produce of the mountains."
"Food.-Kuscasoe is, flour moistened with water, and granulated with the hand to the size of partridge shot. It is then put into a steamer uncovered, under which fowls, or mutton, and vegetables, such as onions, and turnips, are put to boil: when the steam is seen to pass through the kuscasoe it is taken off and shook in a bason, to prevent the adhesion of the grains; and then put in the steamer again, and steamed a
The Muhamedans abuse the Christians for their ships, merchandise, &e. mistrust of Providence, exemplified in their insuring
second time. When it is taken off, some butter, salt, pepper, and saffron, are mixed with it, and it is served up in large bowl. The top is garnished with the fowl or mutton, and the onions and turnips. When the saffron has made it the colour of straw, it has received the proper quota. This is, when properly cooked, a very palatable and nutricious dish."
"Hassua is gruel boiled, and then left over the fire two hours. It is made with barley not ground into flour, but into small particles the size of sparrow slot. It is a very salubrious food for breakfast, insomuch that they have a proverb which intimates that physicians need never go to those countries wherein the inhabitants break their fast
"El Hasseeda is barley roasted in an earthen pan, then powdered in a mortar, and mixed with cold water, and drank. This is the travelling food of the country-of the Arab, the Moor, the Berebber, the Shellub, and the Negro; and is universally used by travellers in crossing the Sahara: the Akkabas that proceed from Akka and Tatta to Timbuctoo, Housa, and Wangara, are always provided with a sufficient quantity of this simple restorative to the hungry stomach."
"Anecdote of Muley Ismael-Muley Ismael compared his subjects to a bag full of rats.- "If you let them rest," said the warrior, "they will gnaw a hole in it: keep them moving, and no evil will happen." So his subjects, if kept continually occupied, the government went on well; but if left quiet, seditions would quickly arise. This sultan was always in the tentedfield: he would say, that he should not return to his palace until the tents were rotten. He kept his army incessantly occupied in making plantations of olives, or in building: rest and rebellion were with him synonymous terms."
“Library at Fas.—When the present emperor came to the throne, there was a very extensive and valuable library of Arabic manuscripts at Fas, consisting of many thousand volumes.
Some of the more intelligent literary Moors are acquainted with events that happened formerly, during the time of the Roman power, which Europeans do not possess. Abdrahaman ben Nassan, bashaw of Abda, was perfectly ac quainted with Livy and Tacitus, and had read those works from the library at Fas. It is more than probable that the works of these authors, as well as those of many other Romans and Greeks, are to be found translated into the Arabic language, in the hands of private individuals in West and in South Barbary. This library was dispersed at the accession of Muley Soliman, and books commenting on the Korad only were retained ; the rest were burned or dispersed among the natives."
"Cairo. The city of El Kabira is called by Europeans Cairo. When Kairo was founded, in the 359th year of the Hejra, the planet Mars was in ascension; and it is Mars who conquers the universe: "therefore," said Moaz, (the son of El Mansor) to his son, "I have given it the name of El Kabira.*”
"The European merchants at Mogodor escape from decapitation. The late emperor, Muley Yezzid, proceeded from Mequinas to Marocco, with an army of thirty thousand cavalry, to take the field against the rebellious Abdrahaman ben Nassar, bashaw of the province of Abda, acting conjointly with the bashaw of the province of Duquella, who had collected an army of eighty thousand men, of which fifty thousand were horse. The emperor, on his arrival at Marocco, was exasperated against the 'kabyls of the south; and was informed that the merchants of Mogodor had supplied his rebel subject, Abdrahaman, with ammunition. Enraged at this report, which the exasperated state of his mind prompted him to believe, he issued an order to the governor of Mogodor, implicating the greater part of the European merchants of that port of high treason, and ordered their decapitation.
El Kahira is the Arabic for the planet Mars, and