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rassed, and frequently seemed to hesitate in the delivery of some furious republican sentiment.

One day, in the year 1808, Napoleon was conversing with Talma at the Tuileries, while several royal personages were waiting for their turns to speak with the Emperor. Talina, observing this, wished to withdraw, but Napoleon detained him, saying, “No, no; let them wait; let them wait." During this conversation, which Talma related to me himself, the Emperor. recommended him, above all things to let his acting be as simple as possible." "You see in this palace," said he, "kings who have come to solicit the restoration of their states; great captains who have come to ask me for crowns. Ambition and other violent passions agitate all around me. Here I behold men offering to serve those whom they hate. Young princesses intreating me to restore them to the lovers from whom I have separated them. Are not these tragic characters? And I am perhaps the most tragical of all. Yet you do not find that we continually strain our voices, and make violent gestures. We are calm, except at those times when we are agitated by passion; and those moments are always of short duration. A man's natural strength would not enable him to continue in such a state of excitation for two hours in succession: and besides, when a man is under the impulse of violent passion, he has less strength than usual."

Talma used to relate his conversations with Napoleon in a style of simplicity, which rendered it impossible to suspect him of misrepresentation. He had no more than that degree of pretension, without which no man can nowa-days succeed in Paris. He was the last of the great men formed by our beneficial Revolution. With what astonishing rapidity they have vanished from the scene of life. Napoleon, Massena, Murat, Davoust, David, Regnault, and Talma, are all numbered with the dead; and some of them have sunk into a premature grave.

Talma had a beautiful country residence at Brunoy, near Paris, where he expended enormous sums of money; and yet he has left only 10,000l. to his two sons. He was very charitable to the poor; and what is rather singular, he gave a great deal to the Catholic priests, who were continually applying to him for money for church repairs and other purposes of a similar kind. Talma spoke English very well, and he frequently read Shakspeare in the original. Before he performed in Ducis' imitation of Hamlet, he read the original play, and he often remarked "This Shakspeare electrifies me." Nature had endowed Talma with a handsome countenance, and a finely proportioned figure. When he performed the part of Orestes in the tragedy of "Clytemnestra," about four years ago, nobody would have supposed him to have been more than five and twenty. He never approached so nearly to perfection as in 1821, when he performed Sylla. In this character he presented a striking resemblance to Napoleon.

Talma had no idea of his approaching dissolution. During his long illness the only circumstance which rendered him uneasy, was that his extreme thinness would disable him from personating certain youthful characters, in which he was obliged to have his neck uncovered. Talma's forte was the delineation of terror; for he was but an indifferent representative of love. And yet that passion influenced his whole life. He was beloved by some of the most distinguished women of his time; and even at the period of his death, he is said to have been in love with, and jealous of his last wife.

The judicious advice of Napoleon may be said to have materially assisted Talma in attaining the high eminence which he latterly enjoyed.


HYMEN afforded a ball

On the outside of his Castle;
Some call it Happiness Hall,
Others account it a bástile.
Be that as it may, in a trice
Dancing we had and hilarity;
Hearts that were bound up in ice
Melted to amorous charity-
Beauty look'd smiling on Faith,
Coyness grew into festivity,
Pairs as they whirl'd out of breath,
Waltz'd themselves into captivity.

Wedlock's a glorious thing,

Blessings be on the beginning o't,
Should your neck break with the string,
Sweet is at least the spinning o't.

Hallow'd Flirtation's domain,
Eden of Sentimentality,

Oh how thy songs and champagne
Strung the soul's congeniality-

Crowds to the Castle (no more

Single to pine and to pout again) Flock'd-and behind them the door

Was shut that lets nobody out again.

Stunn'd as it slamm'd on them, some
Look'd rather sheepish, I'm vext to say,
But for one face that was glum,
Twenty brighten'd with ecstacy.

Wedlock's a glorious thing,

Blessings be on the beginning o't, Should your neck break with the string, Sweet is at least the spinning o't.

Hymen, they say, is a wag,

A conjuring rogue that prevaricates, That will change a poor man to a stag, And a couple of doves to a pair o' cats

Gall with your nectar he 'll mix,

Clashes of discord with harmony; Still I deny that his tricks

Match'd with his fair dealings are many.

Glory in wedlock and war

With safety's alike contradictory;

Hearts that will hazard a scar,

Here's to your honour and victory!


Wedlock's a glorious thing,

Blessings be on the beginning o't, Should your neck break with the string, Sweet is at least the spinning o't.

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ABOU Joseph, Abelard and Eloisa, 136
-Abou-Joseph chancellor to Ha-
roun al Raschid, ib.-anecdote of,
137-the Barmecides, ib.-Abelard
and Eloisa, 138-difference of age,
139-conduct of Abelard, 140-con-
trasted with Swift's to Miss Vanhom-
righ, ib.-Verses to, 141-the real
love on Eloisa's side, 143-her cha-
racter far surpasses what is thought of
it, 143-extracts from Mr. Berington
on their loves, 146, 147, 148-
Eloisa's candour and good sense, 148
last interview, 149.
Adventures of an English Officer in
Greece, 172-No. II. 201.

of an Italian Emigrant,
No. II. 555-capture on march to
Barcelona, 555-cruel treatment of
party, ib.-attempt to assassinate,
556-imprisonment and cruel usage,
558, 559, 560-royal decree respect-
ing, 565.

Anecdotical Recollections, 524.


Ballads, No. I. 432-II. 522.

Barmecides, The mourner for, 163.
Boswell Redivivus, No. I. 113-II. 217
-III. 334-IV. 475.

Brotherhood of Mercy, account of, 593.
Brutus after Philippi, 467.

Burial of William the Conqueror, 135.
Byron, his conduct at Constantinople,


Cabinet of Portraits, No. I. 221-II.

Campbell, Thomas, his Lectures on
Poetry, 97. 393.

Canadian Campaign, by a British officer,
account of, No. I. 541-of Amherst-
burgh and its defences, 542-com-
mencement of offensive operations,
543-instance of Indian cruelty, il.
-repulsed by Americans, 545-
capture of Detroit, 546-attempt on
Fort Wayne, 547.
Chapalangarra, General, 192.
Character of the real Yankees, 247.
Cheap celebrity, 409.
Ci-devant, stanzas, 31.


Clark, Dr. E. and Sherwill, Captain M.
their excursion to the summit of
Mont Blanc, 289.

Collector of Cawnpore, the, 240. 342.
Corn Laws, Sismondi on the, 349.


December, lines to, 575.
Departure, the, 283.

De Sismondi, on the extermination of
the Greeks, 90.
Devotion, 340.

Dictionary, Specimens of one of Love
and Beauty, 47. 136. 280, 425.
Dignity of eating, 548.

Drafts on La Fitte, No. I. 566.
Dublin Tabinet Ball, 193-character of
the Duke of Leinster, 193-his do-
mestic inclinations, 195-Duchess of
Leinster, 196-Mr. H. Grattan, 197
-effeminate English officers, 199-
Miss O'C, 200.


Elijah's Interview with God, 348.
Euripides, account of, 393-his birth at
Salamis, ib.-passage respecting him
in Aristophanes, il-studies under
Prodicus of Ceos, 394-charges against
him controverted, 395. 396. 397-
objections to his drama, 397-his
characters, 398-Hecuba contrasted
with Edipus of Sophocles, ib. 399-
inclination of his genius, 400-his
Agamemnon, ib.-extracts from his
works, 401-Aristotle's opinion of
him, 402-summary of his character
as a poet, 403.


Fencible, Reminiscences of a Young,
468-Irish essay at war, 469-battle
of New Ross, ib.-capture by the ene-
my, 470-plays to the rebels, ib.-
character of rebel leader, 471-of
soldiers, ib.-advice to, 473-recap-
ture, ib.

Fip, Ackerstone Bowerscourt, memoir
of the late, 409.

First tale of Love, 11.

Forest Sanctuary, criticism on, 43.
Four Years in France, review of, 268.


Gifts and Givers, 108.

Greece, adventures of an English Officer
in, 172. 201-voyage out, 172-Na-
poli di Romania, ib.-visit to Tre-
lawney's cave, 173-scenery, ib.-
description of the cave, 174-letter
from Trelawney, 175-Ulysses, ib.-
Fenton, 176-journey with Fenton,
177-Kastri, il-Missolonghi, 178-
embarks at Corinth, 179-Goura, 180
-Trelawney wounded, 201-death of
Fenton, 202-Napoli, 204-made a
prisoner, 205-Skirmish, 206-return
to England, 208.

Greeks, De Sismondi on, 90.


Hampton Court Beauties, 272.316-
character of Queen Mary, 273-
Countess of Peterborough, 276-Mrs.
Pitt, 316-Countess of Ranelagh, ib.
-Countess of Dorset, 318-Lady
Middleton, 319-Duchess of St. Al-
ban's, ib.-Lady Essex, 320.
Hindoo Comic Stories, 155.
Hungary, a Year in, a tale, 442.
Hymn to the Moon, 64.
Hymen's Ball, 584.


I Fratelli della Misericordia, 593.
Irish Elections, the, 150. 376.
Irish Portraits, No. III. 39-IV. 376-
Miss Celestina M'Swadlum, ib.-her
character, 40, 41-member of a tract
society, 42-Captain Sandford, Ned
Larkins, Father Con, &c. ib.-half-
pay resolutions, 377-pleasant infor-
mation to the captain, 378, 379-
taking possession, 380-neighbours,
381-difficulties cleared up, 383, 384,
385-Advice of Larkins, 386-Sand-
ford turns to politics, 387-Irish
electioneering and a peer's honour,
388-canvassing, &c. 389 -

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Con, 391-out-stratagemed at the
election, 392 conscientious voting,

Irish Politics, 489-reasoning of Irish
political intriguers at the Union, 490

-Mr. Farrel's appointment to the
magistracy, 491-landlords' reasoning
respecting the conduct of freeholders,
493, 494-arguments urged against
the Catholics, 495, 496-illustration
by Robinson Crusoe, 497.


Journal of an Architect, No. II. 209.
Julian, the two dreams of, 118.


Kaiser's Feast, the, 553.

Kit-Cat Sketches, No. II. 61-III. 181-

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Old Heads on young Shoulders, 61.
Ouvrard, affair of, 81.


Parisian Society, Sketches of, 81. 184.

Parr, (Dr.) Recollections of, 65. 165.



Parriana, 434, 509-Dr. Parr's dislike to
puns, 509-instances of his own, ib.
disliked playing upon words, 510-
great admirer of old English divines,
ib.-his knowledge and opinion of
Wakefield, 511—Brunck, ib.-Wind-
ham's opinion on innovations in lan-
guage, 512-a passage in Eschylus
explained, 512-old Barnabas Lemon,
513-White's Aristophanes, ib.-his
opinion of Sterne, ib.-an anecdote
of Porson wrongly attributed, 514-
Bobus Smith, ib. Parr on Lord
Erskine's bill respecting animals, 515
-his opinion of Windham's conduct
upon it, 516-Burke's loan from
Cowley, ib.--Sir J. Mackintosh and
Crump, 517-Parr did not write the
queen's addresses, ib. his know-
ledge of the drama, ib.-opinions on
education, 518, 519-Bishop of Nor-
wich, 519-his communication to a
pupil, ib.-Sir T. Brown's Vulgar
Errors, ib.--not pleased with Mitchel's
Aristophanes, 520-Bryant, Bentley,
521-his epicurean dislikes, ib.-din-
ner with Mr. Griffiths, ib.-Sheridan,
ib.-anecdote of him, 522-summary
of Parr's character, ib.


Parry, his voyage of discovery reviewed,

Past, Lines to the, 441.
Podagra, birth of, 565.

Poetry, the first tale of love, 11-ci-de-
vant! 31-the Vaudois Valleys, 60-
hymn to the moon, 64-the soldier's
will, 72-the two dreams of Julian,
118-burial of William the Con-
queror, 135-the wood-storm, 149-
the mourner for the Barmecides, 163
-victory of Tours, 215-the wish,
233-sailor's funeral at sea, 239-
the departure, 283-London Lyrics,
next-door neighbours, 278-Joan of
Arc in Rheims, 314-devotion, 340-
Elijah's Interview with God, 348-
Roman girl's song, 357-time's song,
'415-fair Ida, 432-the past, 441-
the sound of the sea, 458-Brutus
after Philippi, 467 the Spanish
chapel, 474-London Lyrics, 488-
Tarshish, 498-the king and lady,
522-the Kaiser's feast, 553-London
Lyrics, 565-lines to December, 575
-Hymen's ball, 584.

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Sailor's funeral at sea, 239.
Sherwill's Visit to Mont Blanc, 533.
Sketches, Kit-Cat, 61. 181. 403.

of Parisian Society, &c. 81.
184.285. 296. 417-affair of Ouvrard,
81 to 86-Les Templiers, a tragedy,
87-new books, ib.-Noé, his Egyp-
tian expedition, 88-Montbarey, ib.
Cinq Mars, 89-journals, 90-the
Monstre, 184-favour shown to Eng-
lish plays, 185-theatre, 186-court
of Charles, 187 M. de Villele,
journals opposed to him, 188-French
society, 189-French marquis and
priest, 190-Last of the Abencerrages,
191, 192-state of society in Paris,
284-Gazette des Tribunaux, 285-
Portuguese constitution-Mr. Can-
ning, 285, 286-Madame Guizot, 287
-the Agioteur, 288-the Greeks, 296
-memoirs of Beaumarchais, ib. 297
-the Cour Royale and Jesuits, 298-
the Globe, 299-article in Quarterly
Review ridiculed, 300-Montlosier,
301-liberty of France only in Paris,
302-the Jesuits, 303, 304-foolery of
French government, 416-law of the
press, 417-anecdote, ib.-new books
on religion, 418-Descartes' works,
419-Remusat's novel, 420-jokes
and letter respecting Canning, 421-
Journaux carrées, 422-M. Quatre-
mere, 424- Bossuet, 424. 576-

Talma, 580.

Shower Bath, the, 488.

Sismondi on the Corn Laws, 349.
Sketches of the Irish Bar, No. XIII. 1.
Slavery, Letter on, 481.

Soldier's will, the, 72.

Sonnet on a scene of youth, 321.

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