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the sportsmen of the Lennox, when one of this torpid leviathan, by' casting a of the duke's deer gets ont from Inch- cable around it to be made fast by Mirran; nay, the joyous rally of the anchors to the shore, and thus to secure fox.chase itself, with all its blithe ac. against his escape, in case the tide companiments of hound and horn, fall should make before they were able to infinitely short of the animation with dispatch him. Three boats were deswhich the gallant sons of Thule set off tined to this delicate piece of service to encounter the monster, whom the sea one of which the Udaller himself prohad sent for their amusement at so op- posed to command, while Cleveland and portune a conjuncture.
Mertoun were to direct the two others. « The multifarious stores of Burgh This being decided, they sat down on Westra were rummaged hastily for all the strand, waiting with impatience, sorts of arms, which could be used on uptil ibę paval part of the force should such an occasion. Harpoons, swords, arrive in the voe. It was during this pikes, and halberts, fell to the lot of interval, that Triptolemus Yellowley, some; others contented themselves with after measuring with his eyes the extrahay.forks, spits, and whatever else could ordinary size of the whale, observed, be found that was at once long and that in his poor miud, "A wain with sharp. Thus hastily equipped, one di. six owsen, or with sixty owsen either, vision, under the command of Captain if they were the owsen of the country, Cleveland, bastened to man the boats could not drag siccen a huge creature which lay in the little baven, while the from the water, where it was now lying, rest of the party hurried by land to the to the sea-beach.'”. Vol. II. pp. 75, 76. scene of action.
16 The three boats destined for this “ Poor Triptolemus was interrupted perilous service vow approached the in a plan, which he, too, bad formed dark mass, which lay like an islet, in against the patience of the Zetlanders, the deepest part of the voe, and suffer and which was to bave consisted in a ed them to approach, without sbewing lectare upon the agricolture, and the any sign of animation. Silently, and eapabilities of the country, by this sud- with such precaution as the extreme den hubbub, which put an end at once delicacy of the operation required, the to Halcro's poetry, and to his no less intrepid adventurers, after the failure of formidable prose. It may be easily ima. their first attempt, and the expenditure gined, that he took very little interest of considerable time, succeeded in eastin the sport which was so suddenly sub, ing a cable around the body of the torpid stituted for his lucubrations; and he monster, and in carrying the ends of it wonld not even have deigned to have ashore, where an hundred hands were looked upon the active scene which was instantly employed in secnring them. about to take place, had he not been But ere this was accomplised, the tide stimulated thereunto by the exhorta. began to make fast, and the Udaller in. tions of Mistress Baby. • Pit yoursell formed his assistants, that either the forward, man,' said that provident per. fish must be killed, or at least greaty son,' pit yoursell forward-wha kens wounded, ere the depth of water on the whar a blessing may light ?– they say bar was sufficient to float him; or that he that a'mén share and share equals-aquals was not uplikely to escape from their in the creature's ulzie, and a pint o't joint prowess. wad be worth siller, to light the croise, «« Wherefore,' said he,! we must in the lang dark nights that they speak set to work, aud the factor shall have of-pit yoursell forward, mad—there's the honour to make the first throw.' a graip to ye-faint heart never wan “ The valiant Triptolemus canght the fair lady-wha kens but what when it's word; and it is necessary to say that the fresh, it may eat weel enough, and spare patience of the whale, in suffering himbutter?" " Vol. II. pp. 70–72. self to be noosed without resistance,
“ The animal, upwards of sixty feet had abated his terrors, and very much in length, was lying perfectly still, in a lowered the creature in his opinion. He deep part of the voé into which it had protested the fish bad no more wit, and weltered, and where it seemed to await scarcely more activity, than a black the return of tide, of which it was pro- snail; and, influenced by this undne bably assured by instinct. A council contempt of the adversary, he waited of experienced harpooners was instant- neither for a further signal, nor a better ly called, and it was agreed that an weapon, nor a more suitable position, effort should be made to poose the tail but, rising in his energy, hurled his graip with all his force against the uo. selves to the nttermost, contending who fortunate mopster. The boats had not should display most courage in approacliyet retreated from bim to the distance ing the mouster, so tremendous in its necessary to ensure safety, when this agonies, avd should inflict the most deep injudicious commencement of the war and deadly wound upon its huge bulk. took place.
« The contest seemed at last pretty “ Magnus Troil, who had only jested well over; for altlongh the animal conwith the factor, and had reserved the tinued from time to time to make frantic launching the first spear against the exertions for liberty, yet its strength whale to some much more skilful hand, appeared so much exhausted, that, even had just time to exclaim, ' Mind your with assistance of the tide, which had selves, lads, or we are all swamped,' now risen considerably, it was thought when the monster, roused at once from it could scarce extricate itself. inactivity by the blow of the factor's
“ Magnus gave the signal to ventnre missile, blew, with a noise resembling upon the whale more nearly, calling out the explosion of a steam-engine, a huge at the same time, ' Close in, lads; she is shower of water into the air, and at the not half so mad pow-Now, Mr. Factor, same time began to lash the waves with look for a winter's oil for the two lamps its tail in every direction. The boat in at Harfra-Pull close in, lads.' which Magnus presided received the “ Ere his orders could be obeyed, the shower of brine which the animal spout other two bouts had anticipated his pured into the air; and the adventurous pose; and Mordaunt Mertoun, eager to Triptolemus, who had a full share of the distinguish himself above Cleveland, immersion, was so much astonished and had, with the whole strength he posterrified by the consequences of his own sessed, plunged a balf-pike into the body valorous deed, that be tumbled back of the animal. But the leviathan, like wards amongst the feet of the people, a nation whose resources appear totally who, too busy to attend to him, were exhausted by previous losses and calaactively engaged in getting the boat mities, collected his whole remaining into shoal water, out of the whale's force for an effort, which proved at once reach. Here he lay for some minutes, desperate and successful. The wound trampled on by the feet of the boatmen, last received had probably reached until they lay on their oars to bale, when through his external defences of blubthe Udaller ordered them to pull to shore, ber, and attained some very sensitive and land this spare hand, who had com- part of the system; for he roared aloud, menced the fishing so inauspiciously. as he sent to the sky a mingled sheet of
" While this was doing, the other brine and blood, and, snapping the strong boats had also pulled off to safer dis- cable like a twig, overset Mertoun's tance, and now, from there as well as boat with a blow of his tail, shot himself, from the shore, the unfortunate native by a mighty effort, over the bar, upon of the deep was overwhelmed by all which the tide bad now risen considerkinds of missiles : harpoons and spears ably, and made out to sea, carrying with flew against him on all sides; guus were him a whole grove of the implements fired, and each various means of annoy- which had been planted in his body, ance plied which could excite bim to and leaving behind him, on the waters, exhaust his strength in useless rage. a dark red trace of his course. When the animal found that he was lock. " " There goes to sea your cruise of ed ip by sballows on all sides, and be- oil, Master Yellowley,' said Magnus, came sensible, at the same time, of the ' and you must consume mutton suet, or strain of the cable on his body, the con. go to bed in the dark.' valsive efforts which he made to escape, “Operam et oleum perdidi,' muttered accompanied with sounds resembling Triptolemus." Vol. II. pp. 79—84. deep and loud groans, would have moved the compassion of all but a practised This affair gives Cleveland an whale-fisher. The repeated showers opportunity of cancelling his obliwhich he spouted into the air began gation to Mordaunt, by risking his now to be mingled with blood, and the life to save his former deliverer. waves which surrounded him assumed the same crimson appearance. Mean. This gentleman ruffian, it seems, time the attempts of the assailants were
had some sentimental scruples about redoubled; but Mordaunt Mertonn and quarrelling with Merloun, till he Cleveland, in particular, exerted them had repaid bis obligation, whicha CHRIST, OBSERV, No. 243,
cumstance which had placed her, in the «« Fatal chooser of the slaughter, words of Scripture,' a little lower than O'er you hovers Odin's daughter ; the angels !"" Vol. III. pp. 343-346. Hear the choice she spreads before ye, These volumes contain a con
Victory, and wealth, and glory; siderable portion of poetry, much Or old Valhalla's roaring hall, of which would not disgrace Sir Her ever-circling mead and ale,
Where for eternity unite Walter Scott himself. Most of the The joys of wassail and of fight. pieces are either connected with Headlong forward, foot aud horsemen, ihe story, and cannot be detached, Charge and fight, and die like Norseor, if capable of being detached,
Vol. III. pp. 26, 27. are scarcely appropriate to our
The following is in a different pages. We shali, bowever, ven- style. It is the farewell of Clevejure on a specimen. The follow• land to Minna. We should have ing is an imitation of an ancient thought its pathos improved if it Northern war-song.
had come from better lips, and “ The Song of Harold Harfager. under less revolting circumstances. " The sun is rising dimly red,
** Farewell! Farewell! the voice you The wind is wailing low and dread;
hear From his cliff the eagle sallies,
Has left its last soft tone with you,Leaves the wolf his darksome valleys; Its next must join the seaward cheer, In the mist the ravens hover,
And shout among the shouting crew. Peep the wild dogs from the cover,
"The accents which I scarce could Screaming, croaking, baying, yelling,
form Each in his wild accents telling, Soon we feast on dead and dying,
Beneath your frown's controlling Fair.hair'd Harold's fag is flying.'
Must give the word, above the storm, “ Many a crest on air is streaming, To cut the mast, and clear the wreck. Many a helmet darkly gleaming, Many an arm the axe uprears,
“ The timid eye I dared not raise, Doom'd to hew the wood of spears.
The hand, that shook wben press'd to
thine, All along the crowded ranks, Horses neigh and armour clanks;
Must point the guys upon the chase, Chiefs are shouting, clarions ringing,
Must bid the deadly cutlass shine. Louder still the bard is singing,
.66 To all I love, or hope, or fear,• Gather footman, gather horsemen; Honour, or own,-a long adieu ! To the field, ye valiant Norsemen! To all that life has soft and dear, "Halt ye not for food or slumber;
Farewell! save memory of you!" View not vantage, coudt not number;
Vol. II. pp. 239 210. Jolly reapers, forward still,
We have now devoted as much Grow the crop on vale or hill, Thick or scattered, stiff or lithe,
space to this tale as our limits perIt shall down before the scythe.
mit, and more perhaps than some Forward with your sickles bright,
of our gravest readers may thipk Reap the harvest of the fight
necessary. Our comments we must Onward footmen, onward horsemen,
reserve to another Number. To the charge, ye gallant Norsemen!
(To be continued.)
REVIEW OF REVIEWS.
wide circulation, I am led to beTo the Editor of the Christian Observer. lieve your reviewer overlooked a Having observed your favourable most extraordinary sentiment in Review of the Rev. Mr. Bradley's the Eighth Sermon, 4th edition, Sermons, from which, and other vol. I. pp. 145, 146;—a sentiment commendations, they have had a which fills my mind with horror, as applied to the pure and imma. is not intended for, and ought not culate human nature of our ever to be construed into, an approval blessed Redeemer, the Lord Jesus of every individual sentiment or Christ; a sentiment which to my own expression. There are few publiknowledge is spreading widely and caiions, even among those which undermining the faith once de- we most highly esteem, and should livered to the saints, and directly with least reservation commend, leading to, and can only end in, the in which there may not be passages denial of bis Divinity altogether. that we might think liable to just
In vain will the author's quali- exception. But it would far exfications undo the appalling sense ceed the bounds of a critique of which can alone be put upon the ordinary length, to analyze each following expressions :
paragraph of a work, with a view ..." But there are other and still to notice every sentence which apmore painful infirmities yet behind, pears to deserve either encomium the infirmities which are the effects of sin; or blame. sinfui infirmities, the pain which is caused We shall not, however, on the in the soul by its conflicts with evil lusts and present occasion content ourselves unhallowed tempers!!-**.. The text with this general statement, but tells us, however, that he was in all shall free
shall freely express our own opipoints tempted like as we are ; and nion on the point at issue between again another Scripture says that he
Mr. Bradley and our corresponwas made in the likeness of sinful fesh; that he took our nature upon him, not
dent; first, however, in justice
$ in a state of to the author, transcribing the innocence, not as it is now in the glorified whole passage, with bis“ qualifica. saints in heaven, but as it is impaired and tions," which our readers may degraded by the fall.-**He knew what think, notwithstanding the denial it was to be under the guilt of sin.”
of J. S., have soine considerable, Truly he bore the punishment of though not sufficient, tendency to sin. He made his soul an offering modify the “ appalling sense of for sin. “ The chastisement of his expressions.” It is as follows. our peace was upon him." “He (We quote from the 2d edition.) bore our sins in his own body on “ But there are other and still more the tree." The purity of his cha- painful infirmities yet behind, the infirracler qualified him for this work ; mities which are the effects of sin, sinfor be was “ the Lamb, without ful infirmities; the pain which is caused blemish and without spot, who did in the soul by evil lusts, tempers, and no sin, neither was guile found habits. Are these then included in the in his mouth." much less in his Apostle's words? There is one expresthoughts or dispositions.
gion in the text which seems, on the first As I presume you will think it view, to exclude at once all these
sources of sorrow from the sympathy necessary to put your readers on
of Christ. He was tempted or exertheir guard against these errors, so
cised by all the varions calamities of contrary to the avowed sentiments
buman life, but yet he was without sin. of the Christian Observer, I have The text, however, tells us, that he was taken the liberty of calling your in all points tempted like as we are ; attention to the subject. is and again, another Scripture says, that
he was made in the likeness of sinful In reply to these strictures of flesh; that he took our nature upon him,
not as it was in our first parents in a our correspondent, so far as they
state of innocence, not as it is now in 'concern ourselves, it is only neces.
the glorified saints in heaven, but as it sary to state, that we did not review
is, impaired and degraded by the fall. the first volume of Mr. Bradley's
Not that there was any sin in him ; he Sermons, but the second only; and
was perfectly harmless, perfectly pure, that, even if we had reviewed both, without spot, or blemish, or any such a general commendation of a work thing : but though he was free from sin, he felt and tasted in all their bitterness He was “ tried in all points like as many of those effects of sin to which we are ;' and he can doubtless feel man is liable in the present state. He the more for us when similarly cirknew what it was to be under the guilt
cumstanced, not because templaof sin; not that he was ever really guilty, but he was dealt with as though he were.
tion, or trial had any tendency to 'God,' says the Apostle,' made him to
seduce him, or required, if we may be sin for us, who knew no sin.' Hence so speak, aby particular effort to he was made to taste of the sufferivgs repel it, but because, on account that are the consequences of guilt.” of his holy nature, the very sugOn perusing the whole of this pas.
gestion of evil to his mind, though sage, we perfectly accord with J. S.
he felt not any inclination to yield that some parts of it are expressed in
to it, was immeasurably painful to a manner extremely exceptionable ;
him.-Divines should also beware though we cannot for a moment sup
of carrying the comprehensive gepose--indeed the contrary is evident
neralities of Scripture into excepthat Mr. Bradley intended to in
tionable details. Thus, in the pastimate that our Lord had any pro
sage in question, the expression pensity to sio, however he might
“ in all points” (kata mavra) seems be “ exercised" with temptations to
scarcely capable of sustaining so it. The origin of the improper lau
minute a comparison as that which guage whicb J. S. reprehends, seems
Mr. Bradley bas instituted. There to us partly to lie in the equivocal
si are many individual temptations meaning of the word “ temptation.”
molation, with which our Lord could not In one sense. our Lord could not be be literally assailed, because there
were circumstances and conditions tempted to any evil; for instance, to pride, or ambition, or presump
of life which he did not experience. tion; yet, in another sense, he was
He was not, for example, a parent, tempted to these very sins,—that is,
a husband, a magistrate, or a ruler. salan tempted him io thein, as we
Besides all which, the passage apfind recorded in the Gospels. He
plies to the “ infirmities” of our suffered temptation from without;
nature, rather than to the temptabut, unlike us, lie felt no tempta
tions to actual sin. The import of tion from within. Temptations were
the text is beautifully, and we think presented to him; but ihey glanced,
correctly, paraphrased in a wellblunted and powerless, froin the im
known bymn which first appeared penetrable shield of his immaculate
some years since in our work, (Vol. sanctity. This distinction should
for 1812, p. 91,) and bas subsealways be kept prominently in sight,
quently been transcribed in several in commenting on such passages
collections of sacred poetry : as that which forms the subject of “ When gathering clouds around I Mr. Bradley's discourse; nor should view,” &c. even the laudable desire to comfort We perfectly coincide with the the afflicted, and support the weak, following remarks of Beza on the lead a Christian minister to such a passage in question. mode of expression respecting our “ I allow that no sufferings can blessed Lord, as may seem to inti. fall upon Christ, now he is glorified; mate that there is any immediate but thus much is certain, that by the analogy in the manner in which He expression in the text is signified experienced the force of templa- that complete sympathy between the tion, and that in which it assails members and the Head-that is, us frail and sinful creatures. In the church and Christ-op which general, in speaking of our Lord, St. Paul so often expatiates. Morethe term “ tried" would more near- over, the Scriptures, when speaking ly correspond with the scriptural of Christ glorified, adapt tbemidea, and be less liable to miscon- selves to our apprebeusions, the ception, than the word “tempted." same as when speaking of God. We