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such, that he would soon come to be the greatest capitalist
THE WIDOWER. in Europe. Why life should be wearisome to him we do
“I saw the widower mournful stand, not know, because, though, in the course of a few centuries, he might become pretty intimately acquainted with Gazing on the sea and the land;
O'er the yellow corn and the waving trees, all the world, not excepting Timbuctoo, the capital of And the blue stream rippling in the breeze. Central Africa, still succeeding ages would always bring Oh! beautiful seem the earth and skya new set of beings, and new discoveries in the arts and Why doth be heave that bitter sigh? sciences. Besides, knowing that he could not die, he Vain are the sunshine and brightness to him; could never be foolish enough, as some authors have sup
His heart is heavy, his eyes are dim; posed, to attempt suicide. Would there not be something His thoughts are not with the moaning sea,
Though his gaze be tix'd on it vacantly: ludicrous in an angel attempting to cut his throat with a
His thoughts are far, where the dark boughs wave razor, or swallowing laudanum, or hanging himself up by O'er the silent rest of his Mary's grave. the neck ? and what greater reason have we so to libel a He starts, and brushes away the tear; sensible man like the Wandering Jew, as to suppose him For the soft small voices are in his ear, such a spoou as to throw himself into the crater of a vol. Of the bright-hair'd angels his Mary left, cano only to be thrown out again, or over a precipice only To comfort her lonely and long bereit. to have a few bones dislocated, for a surgeon to reset, or
With a gush of sorrow he turns to press
His little ones close with a fond caress, into the sea only to be picked up again, after a thorough And they sigh-oh! not because Mary sleeps, ducking? In a battle, it is true, he might expose him For she is forgotten-but that he weeps. self to all kinds of danger, and he would certainly be an Yes ! she is forgotten the patient love, ugly customer in the way of a raw recruit; but this would The tenderness of that meek-eyed dove, only be exercise and amusement to him, and he might | The voice that rose on the evening air,
To bid them kneel to the God of prayer, safely seek for reputation even at the cannon's mouth. Such being our conscientious opinion of the probable The joyous tones that greeted them, when
After a wbile she came againhabits and pursuits of the Wandering Jew, we cannot
The pressure soft of her rose-leaf cheeksympathise with the poetess who paints him all forlorn, The touch of her hand, as white and weak and ever intent to conceal his real naine and character, She laid it low on each shining head, which, when disclosed, brings down upon him contempt | And bless'd the sons of the early dead : and misery. Mrs Norton introduces us to him at a time All is forgotten-all past away when he was residing in Spain, under the poetical name
Like the fading close of a summer's day;
Or the sound of her voice (though they scarce can tell of Isbal, and when he was very much in love with a
Whose voice it was, that they loved so well) young lady called Linda. To her he recounts some of Comes with their laughter, a short sweet dreamhis previous adventures, which are all of an amatory na As the breeze blows over the gentle stream, ture, and it certainly appears to us a little against eti- Rippling a moment its quiet breast, quette, that he should endeavour to amuse bis dame for And leaving it then to its sunny rest. the time being by a description of his flames in times But he !-oh! deep in his inmost soul, past. It seems, that in all of these he had been unfortu- Which hath drunk to the dregs of sorrow's bowl
Her look-and her smile the lightest word, nate, principally because he had made it a rule not to
Of the musical voice he so often heard, mention that he was the Wandering Jew, and that in
And never may bear on earth again, general, not only the lady herself, but all her friends and Though he loved it more than he toved it then l'elations Tooked upon themselves as having been scauda Are buried- to rise at times unbid, lously deceived and grossly ill treated, the moment they And force hot tears to the burning lid; made the discovery. Towards the conclusion of the The mother that bore her may learn to forget, poem, Linda, who has more sense than to take offence at But he will remember and weep for her yet!
Oh! while the heart where her head hath lain his being the Wandering Jew, consents to fly with him from Spain to Ireland, (rather a sinking in poetry,) but While the band which so oft hath been clasp'd in hers
In its hours of joy, in its sighs of pain ; they are shipwrecked on their way, poor Linda is drown- In the twilight hour, when nothing stirs ed, and Isbal is left in a very droukit condition on the sea Beat with the deep, full pulse of life, shore.
Can he forget his gentle wife ! Although we have thus spoken rather lightly of the Many may love him, and he, in truth, design or conception of Mrs Norton's poem, we must talk May love; but not with the love of his youth ; more seriously when we come to consider the execution of Ever amid his joy will come many of the different parts. We have already said that Mrs
A stealing sigh for that long-loved home, Norton's mind is full of the elements of poetry, and this is in the desolate halls of his memory?"
And her step and her voice will go gliding by obvious, not only from various passages thickly scattered through the “ Undying One," but perhaps still more so We select, almost at random, for the poem is full of from the greater proportion of the miscellaneous pieces such passages, the following lines : which she bas subjoined. Mrs Norton's style is, upon the whole, more like that of Mrs Heinans than of Miss Landon ; but she does not imitate either of these ladies,
“ To look upon the fairy one, who stands and cannot be accused of resembling them, more than one Before you, with her young bair's shining bands, lady's poetry commonly does that of another. It ought And rosy lips half parted ;--and to muse, also to be mentioned, that Mrs Norton, in the volume be. Not on the features which you now peruse, fore us, exhibits a talent for comic writing of no mean
Not on the blushing bride,--but look beyond kind, particularly in the “ Description of a Lost Friend,"
Unto the aged wite, nor feel less fond :
lo feel, that while thy arm can strike them dead, which we formerly quoted, and the “ Recollections of a
No breathing soul shall harm that gentle head: Faded Beauty," which we would quote also, were it not To know, that none, with tierce and sudder strife, too long. We have thus another fact, in contirmation of Shall tear thee from her, save with loss of life : what may almost be stated as a general rule—that the To keep thee but to one, and let that one most delicate sensibility is usually conjoined with the most
Be to thy home what warmth is to the sun; acute perception of the ludicrous.
To gaze, and find no change, when time hath made From the “ Undying One" we shall make two ex
Youth's dazzling beauty darken into shade,
But fondly, firmly, cling to her, nor fear tracts, which will show the truth of what we have men
The fading touch of each declining year :tioned, that many of the detached passages possess great This is true love, when it bath found a rest': beauty. We shall entitle the first
In the deep home of manhood's laithful breast.
THE LOVE OF MAN COMPARED WITH THE LOVE OF WOMAN.
To worship silently at some heart's shrine,
How very soon again we grew light-hearted, And feel, but paint not, all its fire in thine:
And talk'd, with smiles, of all the links which bound us? To pray for that beart's bopes, when thine are gone, And after, when our footsteps were returning Nor let its after coldness chill thine own :
With unfelt weariness o'er hill and plain, "To hold that one, with every fault, more dear
How our young hearts kept boiling up, and burning, Than all who whisper fondness in thine ear :
To think how soon we'd be at bome again? To joy thee in his joy, and silently
Do you remember tbis ? Meet the upbraiding of his angry eye: To bear unshrinking all the blows ot' fate,
“ Do you remember how the dreams of glory Save that which leaves thy sorrow desolate:
Kept fading from us like a fairy treasure; Nor deem that woe, which thou canst feel it still
How we thought less of being famed in story, Borne with him, and for him : through every ill
And more of those to whom our fame gave pleasure ? To smile on him,ếnor weep, save when apart;
Do you remember in far countries, weeping, God, and God only, looks into thy heart :
When a light breeze, a flower, hath brought to mind To keep unchanged thy calm, pure, quiet love,
Old happy thoughts, which till that hour were sleeping, If he, inconstant, doth a new one prove;
And made us yearn for those we left behind ? To love all round him as a part of him,
Do you remember this? Ev'n her he worships ; though thine eye be dim With weeping for thyself—to pray that not
“ Do you remember when no sound 'woke gladly, One cloud may darken o'er their earthly lot :
But desolate echoes through our home were ringing, With the affection of true hearts, to see
How for a while we talked—then paused full sadly, His happiness, which doth not hang on thee :
Because our voices bitter thoughts were bringing ? Oh! this is woman's love its joy—its pain;
Ah me! those days—those days ! my friend, my brother, And this—it hath been felt-and felt in vain."
Sit down and let us talk of all our woe,
For we have nothing left but on another ;neous pieces. The subjoined stanzas are characterised by
Let us remember this." a simple pathos, and might be set to music with excellent effect :
We shall be glad to meet with something more from
Mrs Norton's pen at no very distant date ; and we please I WAS NOT FALSE TO THEE.
ourselves with believing, that, as she is this season to visit " I was not false to thee, and yet
the romantic scenery of Scotland, she will inhale with our My cheek alone look'd pale;
mountain-breezes a fresh stock of vigorous thoughts and My weary eye was dim and wet, My strength began to fail.
lofty fancies. Thou wert the same; thy looks were gay,
Thy step was light and free;
The Nature and Properties of the Sugar Cane, with PracI was not false to thee !
tical Directions for the Improvement of its Culture, and " I was not false to thee, yet now
the Manufacture of its Products. By George RichardThou bast a cheerful eye;
son Porter. Smith and Elder. London. 1830. 8vo. With flushing cheek and drooping brow,
In this age of diffusion of useful knowledge, when thero I wander mournfully. I hate to meet the gaze of men,
is not a civilized family in Great Britain that does not subI weep where none can see ;
scribe to Constable's Miscellany, nor a Highlander wanWhy do I only suffer, when
dering among the wildest of our Scottish mountains, who I was not false to thee?
has not heard of the venerable Principal of our College,
and his educational schemes, it is naturally expected that “ I was not false to thee ; yet oh! How scornfully they smile,
every man, woman, and child should know something of Who see me droop, who guess my woe,
every thing they eat, drink, see, hear, wear, or touch; Yet court thee all the while.
and exercising, as we do, a sort of paternal care over the 'Tis strange! but when long years are past,
intellectual well-being of our beloved subscribers, we deem Thou wilt remember me;
it right frequently to introduce into our columns informaWhilst I can feel until the last,
tion that may not only be useful to the man of science, but I was not false to thee !"
to every enlightened mind enjoying itself in the calm and Our last is our best quotation. It is a poem which sequestered retreat of domestic life. In our literary bouquet would do honour to Mrs Hemans herself, and is alone of this week, we herewith present, along with many other sufficient to prove that Mrs Norton is entitled to a high sweets, a brief notice of the Culture of the Sugar Cane. place among her fair contemporaries :
Let the Englishman enjoy his roast beef-the Scotchman
his haggis—the Highlander his oat cake—the Irishman RECOLLECTIONS.
his potato—and the Hindoo his rice ; but peace be to the "Do you remember all the sunny places, Where, in bright days, long past, we play'd together?
manes of that illustrious sage, of " happy memory," wheDo you reinember all the old home faces,
ther he was an Indian or a Persian, a Greek or a PhæniThat gather'd round the hearth in wintry weather ?
cian, a Jew or a Gentile, who was first inspired with Do you remember all the happy meetings,
the thought of cultivating that useful vegetable product ! In summer evenings, round the open door
To this pious prayer there is not a lady, old or young, Kind looks, kind hearts, kind words, and tender greetings, married or unmarried, in England, Scotland, Wales, or And clasping hands,
whose pulses beat no more ? Berwick upon Tweed, who will not say, from the botDo you remember them?
tom of her heart, “ Amen!” The Norwegians may ce"Do you remember all the merry laughter ;
lebrate their pines, the Syrians their palms, and the naThe voices round the swing in our old garden;
tives of Madeira their cedars and their citrons; the enThe dog that, when we ran, still follow'd after;
thusiastic lover of forests, with Evelyn in his hand, or. The teising frolic, sure of speedy pardon ?
with his sentiments written on his heart, may recline We were but children then, young, happy creatures, “ beneath the shade of melancholy boughs,” admiring the And hardly knew how much we had to lose But now the dreamlike memory of those features
majesty and beauty of trees that have withstood through Comes back, and bids my darken'd spirit muse.
ages the storms of summer and the blasts of winter, but Do you remeinber them?
commend us to the sugar cane-a plant dull and un
adorned to outward sense, but when duly understood, of Do you remember when we first departed
richest essence and rarest virtue. From all the old companions who were round us,
Let us depart for a moment to the East or West In
dies—to the native soil of this plant, and let us examine looks before the crop begins, and a month or six weeks after.' oke of the finest specimens from Brazil, or one of the The Cochin Chinese consume a great quantity of sugar; larger of the Otaheitan variety described by Dutrone. they eat it generally with their rice, which is the ordinary The cane, as in reeds and other gramineous plants, has a
breakfast of people of all ages and stations. There is little
else to be obtained in all the inns of the country but rice and knotty stalk, and at each knot, or joint, there is a leaf and
sugar; it is the common nourishment of travellers. The an inner joint. The number of these joints vary from forty Cochin Chinese not only preserve in sugar all their fruits, to sixty; there are often as many as eighty in the Brazil- but even the greater part of their leguminous vegetables, ian, but fewer in the Otaheitan cane. They also differ gourds, cucumbers, radishes, artichokes, the grain of the much in their dimensions,—are short or long, large or lotus, and the thick fleshy leaves of the aloe. "They fancy little, straight or bulging; and several of these differences nothing is so nourishing as sugar. This opinion of its fatare sometimes found in the same species. The rind con
tening properties has occasioned a whimsical law. The sists of three distinct parts: the rind, properly so called, and show, are allowed a sum of money with which they
body-guard of the king, selected for the purposes of pomp the skin, and the epidermis. The rind is formed of sap must buy sugar and sugar-cane, and they are compelled by vessels ranged in a parallel direction, on a compact cir- law to eat a certaip quantity daily. This is to preserve the cular surface. The skin, which is very thin, is at first embonpoint and good looks of those soldiers, who are howhite and tender; it then becomes green, then yellow noured by approaching so near the person of the king ; and as the joint approaches to maturity, the period of which they certainly do honour to their master by their handsome is shown by deep red. The epidermis is a tine and trans
appearance. Domestic animals, horses, buffaloes, elephants,
are all fattened with sugar-cane in Cochin China. “Sugar parent pellicle, which covers the skin, and is almost
has been found to be an antidote to the poison of verdigris, always white. All the leaves, excepting the three first if taken speedily and in abundance; and, unlike many other radicals, are divided into two parts by a nodosity, which organic substances, its nutritious qualities are not liable to is about half an inch broad. The texture of its skin is change, from the operations of time or season.” softer, dærker, and thicker than the other parts of the It is not in our power to give further extracts ; but we leaf. A channel for rain is formed on its upper part, can conscientiously recommend this important and excel. and this fold is at the same time a barrier against extra lent work, not only to the attention of those more partineous bodies, and protects the young joints, at the time cularly interested in the subject, but of the public geneof their developement, from the attacks of insects, which rally. might otherwise destroy them. In the language of the Botanist, the flower is bivalve ; the valves are oblong, acute-pointed, concave, and chaffy; it has three hair-like The Miscellaneous Works of Philip Doddridge, D. D. stamina; the length of the valves terminated by oblong
With an Introductory Essay. By the Rev. T. Morell, summits, and an awl-shaped geřinen supporting two rough
of Wymondley College. In one Volume, 8vo.
Ppstyles crowned by single stigmas. The germen becomes 1216. London. Joseph Ogle Robinson. 1830. an oblong acute-pointed seed, and is invested by the valves.
This description of the sugar cane is abridged from the This is a complete and elegantly printed collection of interesting volume before us, which presents us with a Dr Doddridge's works. With the exception of the Fafull account of its nature and properties, and the methods mily Expositor, it contains every work which be comof manufacturing its juice. We regret we cannot extract posed with a view to publication. They are neither few those portions of the book which relate to its history, the nor unimportant to the religious world. In 1730, Dr description of the sugar mills, and the method of refining Doddridge appeared for the first time in the character of it, &c. ; but they are too long for our purpose, and at the an author. Strickland Gough had published a pamphlet, same time so interesting; that we cannot curtail them. in which he attributed the decay of the dissenting inteWe subjoin a shorter passage, but one no less entitled to rest to the deficient education of its ministers. In our attention :
author's tract, entitled, “ Free Thoughts on the most probable means of reviving the Dissenting Interest,” he admits the justice of many of Gough's views, but sbows
that the decay was more especially owing to a relaxation “ Dutrone calls sugar the most perfect alimentary substance of the religious ardour which had occasioned the first in nature, and the testimony of many physicians establishes dissent. the fact. ' Dr Rush, of Philadelphia, says, in common with continued to publish, at intervals, a series of sermons on
From this period, down to the year 1743, he all who have analyzed it, that sugar affords the greatest various important subjects. In that year he took the quantity of matter of any subject in nature. it has fattened horses and cattle in St Domingo for a period field, for the only time in his life, as a controversialist. of several months, during the time when the exportation of A work had appeared, under the title,“ Christianity not sugar and the importation of grain were suspended from the founded on Argument," apparently one of that numerous want of ships. The plentiful use of sugar in diet is one of class, which are so completely absurd, that it baffles the the best preventives that ever has been discovered of the diseases which are produced by worms. Nature seems to have of frenzied enthusiasm, or covert mockery. Dr Dod
most discerning to see exactly whether they are effusions implanted a love for this aliment in all children, as if it were on purpose to defend them from those diseases. Sir dridge exposed in three letters, which followed each other John Pringle tells us, that the plague has never been known in quick succession, the hollowness of this writer, and to visit any country where sugar composes a material part vindicated rational Christianity. In 1745, appeared the of the diet of the inhabitants. Dr Rush, Dr Cullen, and work which has contributed most of all to spread his remany other physicians, are of opinion, that the frequency putation—" The Rise and Progress of Religion." In of malignant fevers of all kinds has been lessened by the use 1747, he published his “Memoirs of Colonel Gardiner ;" of sugar.
Dr Rush observes, that, in disorders of the breast, sugar is the basis of many agreeable remedies, and it
a book which, to a degree of romantic interest attaching is useful in weaknesses and acrid defluxions in other parts
to it, adds the recommendation of being at once a manual of the body., ,The celebrated Honchin recommends Eau of practical piety, and an authenticated statement of a Sucré' for almost every malady. Dr Fothergill was very most extraordinary psychological phenomenon. anxious that the price of sugar should be sufficiently mo There can be little doubt that the strict religious prinderate, to render it accessible to the mass of the people. From ciples in which Gardiner was educated had long been experiments made by some eminent French surgeons, it ap- struggling for the ascendency in his mind, and insensibly pears to be an antiscorbutic; and this is confirmed by wellknown facts. A writer from India observes,— The com
growing stronger. His occasional complaints of unhapfort and health arising to a poor family from a small patch piness, though he had all he wished at his command, and of sugar-cane, exclusive of what the jaggry may sell for, can
was in perfect health,—his power of deep and fervent only be known to such as may have observed them in the prayer in the hour of danger,-even the exaggerated chatime of cutting the canes, and noted the difference of their racter of his profanity when laughed at for this as a weak
MEDICINAL AND NUTRITIOUS PROPERTIES OF THE
ness—all these are proofs that bis religious feeling had field, he seems to grow in stature and in strength. But attained nearly its full stature, and that all that remained the especial reason why we think him likely to be useful was for himself to confess its mastery. As little doubt at the present moment, is his utter want of fanaticism can there be that the miraculous appearance of a crucified and spuricus enthusiasm. The doctrines now so rife Saviour, which he believed himself to have seen, was a among us are but a revival of those against which he and dream. By his own account, bis attention was not fixed his great teacher Calamy so faithfully combated. They upon the book in his hand, nor does he appear to have are no inspirations from above: they are the vague and been thinking steadily of any thing else. His mind was floating whispers of animal passion—the maudlin vivain that state in which a train of rapidly-succeeding ideas city of intoxication. We know of no better sedative for offer themselves faintly to the consciousness, too lazy to such as have inbaled this fashionable "gas of Paradise," apprehend them-a state of mind but one degree more than the calm and truly Christian spirit which breathes alert than sleep, and which, if indulged in for any time, throughout the writings of Doddridge, even when treatnever fails to end in it. According to the Colonel's own ing of the dangerous subject of Gardiner. When we statement, it was in the moment between the close of this turn from him to our Millennarians and Universalists, it state and the commencement of a state of complete insen like turning from Elijah's sacrifice, on which fire has șibility, that he saw the figure of our Saviour on the cross, fallen from heaven, to the invocations, vain as they are surrounded by a glory, and heard a voice say reproach- frantic, of the priests of Baal. fully, “ O, sinner ! did I suffer this for thee, and are these the returns ?” Now, it is well known that the moment of transition from the state of reverie into that of dead, A Vindication of the Religion of the Land from Misrepredreamless sleep, can never be remembered,—that men of Gardiner's habits of life are subject, when sleeping in an
sentation ; and an Exposure of the Absurd Pretensions
of the Gareloch Enthusiasts, in a Letter to T. Erskine, uncommon and uneasy posture, to revulsions of blood, which cause them to start into wakefulness under strong
Esq., Advocate. By the Rev. A. Robertson, A.M. impressions of vague alarm,—that he possessed the power
Pp. 305. Edinburgh. W. Whyte and Co. 1830. of reproducing vividly the images of external objects, and The numerous publications on the Row Heresy, tempt was an habitual dreamer,—and that, having lived much us to exclaim with Macbeth, when the descendants of
in Catholic countries, the image which he describes must Banquo passed in succession before him, What! will I have been familiar to him. In addition to these circum- the line stretch out to the crack of doom? Another yet ?'
stàntes, it must be remembered that he says expressly, In truth, we are heartily tired of this subject. In our
a visible representation of the Lord Jesus Christ”-i. e. notices of several respectable brochures on both sides of he recognised the lineaments under which he had been the question, we have said enough to put our readers accustomed to image our Saviour to himself, and which fairly in posses-ion of its merits; we are not disposed to must have been suggested by pictures or statues. With follow up the subject any farther, and even already we regard to the words addressed to him, there are two have given it, perhaps, more room in our columns than things worthy of note. In the first place, he was not confi- its importance deserves. For this reason we abstain from dent whether the address" was an audible voice, or only a reviewing the meritorious publication before us at such strong impression on his mind equally striking;" secondly, length as we should have done bad Mr Robertson's little the address was equivalent to a figurative expression, work appeared at an earlier period. His argument is, inach in vogue with the sect among whom Gardiner was we think, both full and conclusive ; but the leading doceducated, “ crucifying Christ anew by our sins,” which trines of the heresy which he attacks have been already is never understood by them as a literal truth, but which, satisfactorily confuted by each and all of the dozen docin the confusion of a dream, might easily blend itself with tors in divinity who have broached a sermon or a sixthe image of the crucifix. We believe that most of our penny pamphlet upon the subject. Under these circumreaders would have acknowledged this miraculous vision to stances we would scarcely have mentioned the present have been but a dream, even without this minute analysis volume at all, but for its full and very interesting Appenof its parts. Nor should we have entered into it, had we not dix, which gives us authentic information concerning the felt that, allowing Gardiner's ripeness for conversion, and late strange proceedings of Miss Mary Campbell, her paallowing what he thought he saw to have been but a dream, trons, friends, coadjutors, and dupes. Mr Robertson dethere is yet something behind utterly inexplicable upon any serves our thanks for his exposure of the ridiculous prepsychological or physiological principles with which we are tensions of these people. The Gareloch heresy has at acquainted. His constitution had naturally an ardent ten- length reached that point where it ceases to be very misdency towards sensual pleasure, and long babits of unre-chievous—when accidental delusion is mingled with vostrained indulgence had confirmed this propensity. So in- luntary deception, and it becoines difficult to determine viscible was this inclination, that he had been used to say where enthusiasm ends, and knavery begins. What " that Omnipotence itself could not reform him, without fatuity urged these deluded creatures to steer their frail destroying that body, and giving him another;" and in vessel full upon a rock which has so often proved fatal to after-life he expressed himself, in reference to the same imposture? It is perilous to stake the credit of a false subject, “I thought nothing but shooting me through the doctrine on miracles; yet it is strange how eagerly they bead could have cured me of it." Yet, from the moment have been pressed into the service of imposture from the of his dream, all the undue strength of these desires wi- time of Al Mokanna the “ Moon-maker,” down to the thered away. It is in this sudden change of constitution, lunatic attempts of the veiled prophets of Fernicarry and without any concomitant change of his state of health, Port-Glasgow. The Gareloch delusion cannot now exist that the mystery seerns to liema mystery which we con much longer withoût dishonesty; and indeed, judging by fess ourselves unable to resolve upon any natural princi- the facts submitted to us in the present volume, we susples.
pect that the dishonesty is already at work. · We now The last work prepared by Dr Doddridge for the look upon the heresy as of little danger to the public, press was a tract, “On the Importance of Family Reli-though not a little impious in its professors. We trust gion." His academical “ Lectures” and “ Hymns" were that all controversy as to the doctrines of universal pardon, posthumous publications. He died, October 26, 1751, &c. is fairly at an end for the present, till they have obin the 50th year of his age.
tained in their favour that evidence upon which the GareWe regard this publication as peculiarly well timed. loch apostles, male and female, are so desirous to rest Doddridge was no giant either in imagination or intel-them; and that friends and foes will henceforth confine lect. But in extent and depth of religious experience he themselves, if they shall think proper to persevere in has never been surpassed. When expatiating in that bringing the subject before the public, to recording the
cures, deciphering the scrawls, explaining the jargon, and it down as a principle, not to refer to the sources from watching the behaviour, of these arrogant pretenders, and which he obtains his poetry. Notwithstanding, how their ignorant, conceited, and contemptible adherents. ever, the evident partiality for us which the volume dis
We take our leave of Mr Robertson, with an expression plays, we shall not hesitate to say that it is an amusing, of respect for his talents, and with the hope of soon meet- and useful compilation, and as such, wish it plenty of ing him on a subject of more general importance.
readers and purchasers.
An Outline of the Sciences of Heat and Electricity. By Fine Arts. Ilustrations of Popular Works. By George Thomas Thompson, M. D., Regius Professor of Chemis
Cruikshank. Part 1. London. Longman, Rets," try in the University of Glasgow, F.R.S., London
Orme, and Co. 1830. and Edinburgh, F.L.S., F.G.S., Member of the Cam- The Real Devil's Walk. Not by Professor Porson. De , bridge Philosophical Society, of the Cambrian Natural
signs by R. Cruikshank. With Notes and Extracts History Society, of the Imperial Medico-Chirurgical and Pharmaceutical Societies of St Petersburg, of the
from the Devil's Diary. London. Effingham Wilson.
1830. Royal Academy of Sciences at Naples, &c. &c. Lon
Landscape Illustrations of the Waverley Novels. Parts don: Baldwin and Cradock. Edinburgh : William
I. II. and III. London. Charles Tilt. 1830. Black wood. 1830. 8vo. Pp. 583.
Illustrations of the New Comic Annual for 1831. LonDR THOMPson has many years enjoyed so high a repu don. Hurst, Chance, and Co. tation in the scientific world, that any new volume from so gifted a pen cannot fail to possess a more than ordi
Works connected with the Fine Arts, either upon a nary claim to the attention of the public. His System of large or a small scale, are, now-a-days, vozing out every
where. Chemistry, in particular, is a standard elementary work,
We have put at the head of this article a few of the popularity of which, in this and other schools of those which have been laid on our table this week. science, has been a pretty certain test of its excellence ;
The Illustrations of Popular Works contains six capibut, as every branch of chemistry, both at home and
tal caricatures by George Cruikshank, who is, after all, abroad, has been so zealously cultivated within the last
the genuine Simon Pure, and not the least like his bro. few years, it was reasonable to expect that much has re
ther Robert, or any of his numerous imitators. The subcently been accomplished which might be added with adjects he has selected are, Ist, The Combat between Ro vantage to the previous researches of Doctor Thompson. The Vicar of Wakefield
preaching to the Prisoners, from
derick Random and Captain Weazel, from Smollett; 2d, The volume he has now published may be considered as a new and enlarged edition of the first part of his System Goldsmith : 3d, Ten Broeck, or the Ten Pair
of Breeches, of Chemistry; and presents us with a full view of the from Washington Irving ; 4th, The Family Picture, from lectures on heat and electricity which he annually deli-Goldsmith ; 5th, Anthony Van Corlear playing the vers in the College of Glasgow. We have first an outline trumpet to Peter Stuyvesaut, from Washington Irving ; of the important doctrines of heat, and next an exposition and 6th, The Devil carrying off the Exciseman, froin of the general principles and laws of electricity. This se
Buros. With all of these we have been highly amused, cond part on electricity is published to fulfil a promise he but more especially with the two from Washington Irving gave to the public many years ago. I have with held and the last. Ten Broeck was a Dutchman, who never it,” he observes, “thus long, from an unwillingness to en
wore fewer than ten pair of breeches, which, on one occroach beyond what was absolutely necessary on the pe- casion, were instrumental in saving his life ; for, having cuniary resources of the students. This second part, in- fallen into the sea, they buoyed him up until he landed stead of an abridgement, constitutes, in fact, an extension of safely on a rock, where he was found next morning busily my lectures on electricity." Such being the subject-mat-drying his many breeches in the sunshine. And here we ter of the volume before us, we need only farther in- have him on the identical rock, stripped to his Aannel form our scientific readers, that this new work of Dr drawers, and all his breeches bleaching before him. Even Thompson's is, in every respect, creditable to the distin in his present condition, he is a most portentously fat felguished author. It is written in a clear and condensed low; what he must be when rejoicing in the investure style, and presents us with a variety of tables, and refer- of his ten breeches, it is almost beyond the power of the ences to scientific works, which cannot fail to render it an
most exuberant imagination to conceive. A boat is coming acceptable book to all those who engage themselves in these
out to him, but he heeds it not, for his whole soul is ell interesting studies.
grossed with the most pious care of his breeches.--AuThe author informs us, that he is preparing for the thony Van Corlear was the matchless trumpeter of New press as complete a view as he can draw up of the simple Peter the Headstrong, who summoned him into his pre
Amsterdam, but he excited the jealousy of the governor, substances, and their primary and secondary compounds. This will be followed, with as little delay as possible, by sence, in order to ascertain whether his fame was wella work on Mineral Waters, Mineralogy, and Geology; founded. “Let us bave a relish of thy art,' quoth the another work on Vegetable Chemistry, and another on
Governor ; whereupou Anthony put his instrument to Animal Chemistry, which will complete his plan. We his lips, and sounded a charge with such a tremendous are inclined to augur favourably concerning the merits of outset, such a delectable 'quaver, and such a triumphant each of these works, and advise the Doctor to fulfil his cadence, that it was enough to make your heart leap out intentions quamprimum.
of your mouth, only to be within a mile of it.” And here we have the little fut Dutch trumpeter blowing bis blast
with an air of exquisite coxcombry, and the wooden-legThe Polar Star of Entertainment and Popular Science, ged governor gazing upon him with his keen and fiery and Universal Repertorium of General Literature. Vol.
eyes, quite electrified with astonishinent. The look and IV. London. H. Flower. 1830. 8vo. Pp. 421.
attitude of the trumpeter are so admirable, that you feel at
once no earthly trumpeter ever equalled Anthony Van Iy we praise this book, we may be accused of praising Corlear.—Last comes 5 joy's ecstatic measure"-the ourselves, for it contains twenty-four different extracts Devil dancing away with the Exciseman! Here he is, from the Literary Journal,—a much greater proportion old Mahoun, the black, naked rascal, with his great horus: than from any other of the numerous Reviews and Ma- and tiger mouth, and cloven hoofs, and a tiddle under gazines it lays under contribution. Of these extracts, bis cbin, on which he is playing a merry spring, and his thirteen are unacknowledged, but these are chiefly poet- tail sticking out behind like a long iron pole, with a hooks ical pieces, and the editor of the Polar Star seems to lay at the end of it, from which hook dapgles the unfortunate