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VOLUME LXXXIX. .

476

826
860

134

406

555

350
499

Anglo-Saxon Let Loose,

188 Education of Englishwomen in the 16th
Australia, Birds of,

Century,

709
American Crisis, Lesson of, for Englishmen, 495 Englishmen, What they best like to be, 793

England and the War,
Buried Alive,

20 Esther, To, .
Bancroft's Oration,

45
Black and White Children in Richmond, 88 Fenianism,

29
Bombast, American, One Secret of, 123 Fiery Fountain, A,
Buddhism,
169 French Chamber, The,

171
Brick Architecture in Lower Saxony, 185 Fenians in Canada,
Buried Alive,
196 Fenianpest, The,

415
Breakfast,

198 Forest Life,
Bismark's Last Move,

429 France, Pioneers of, in the New World, 880
Bancroft and Earl Russell,

509
Bremer, Frederika, in the United States

Gushing,

165
and Cuba,

675 Germany, The Coming War in, 285, 408, 410
Bribery in England,
832 Gypsies,

288

German Affairs, English Sympathies in
Clare, John,

1 Golden Leaves, 499,
Claverings, The,
89, 254, 540 Gun Cotton,

904
Caravan, The, in the Desert,
107 Germany, Literary Matters in,

886
Crisis in American Politics, 120, 191
Correspondence, 130, 210, 290, 354, 434, Happy Families,

175
578, 770 Humboldt,

412
Congress and the President,
191 Hymns of the Reformation,

742
Cumming, Gordon, Death of,
236 Homicidal Heroines,

815
Cholera, The First Blow against,

422
Hell, Visions of,

877
Canada,

497 History Anticipated,
Christian Year, The,

500
Coal and Smoke,

515
Cant and Counter-cant,

Ireland, How to Pacify,

173
643
Clergymen,

The Coup d'Etat in,

570
Irish Exodus, The,

696
Carlyle's Religion,

707
Congress, The European,

Industrial Partnership,

825
829
Desert Islands, The Realism of,

Jacobite Family, A,
201

448
Davenport, Abraham,

Jesuits in Rome,

485
210
Donkey-Riding on Parnassus,

Journal des Savants,

492
419
Diplomatic Latin,

424

Jesus, Modern Theories Concerning the
Dan, the Cripple,

Life of,

666
733
David, Louis,

Jordan's “Men I have Known,”

764
795

Josephine, Descendants of the Empress, 765
English Ignorance of America,
Europe, The Coming War in, 194, 572, 634, Keble's Christian Year,

500
681, 683, 758, 822 Keble, Mr., The Late, ·

640
Economist, An, of the Fourteenth Cen-
tury,

231 Lamb, Charles, His Friends, Haunts,
Egg-ology,

Books,

65
Ecce Homo,
435, 872 Lowell, James Russell,

131
Electric Light, Invisible Rays of the 481 Lennox's Lord William, “Drafts on my
Egg,
490 Memory,”

177

884

690

68

331

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Life-boat, The Ramsgate, A Night with Quotations,

639
the,
321 Quotation, Ethics of,

871
Laureates, Our,

425
Lady's Mile, The,
698 Religious Novel, A,

21
Lost Willie,
801 Royal Skeleton, A,

164

Ramsgate Life-boat, A Night with the, 321
Minister's Sandy and Jess
48 Rebellion, Poetry of the,

535
Mexico, France, and the United States, 63 Rationalism,

594
Miss Majoribanks,
70, 377 Restoring Cathedrals, .

642
Music, Love of,
84 Rubies, The Book of

702
Mont Cenis Tunnel, The,
111 Reformation, Hymns of the,

742
Maritime Capture,
161 Railway Reading,

768
Madness in Novels,
180 Rubicons, Crossing,

791
Martin Holdfast, The Passion of, 269 Reynolds, Sir Joshua, Life of,

835
Madonna Mary,

332, 609
Marie Amelie, Queen of the French, 417 Sir Brook Fossbrooke,

30, 305, 718
Marie Antoinette, Correspondence of, 460 Saxe, J. Godfrey, Poems of,

66
Middle Age, The Pleasures of,
687 Sentimental, On being

104
Manufacturing Improvements
730 Shelley, Percy Bysshe,

135
Mary Tudor, and Brandon, Duke of Suf-

Scenery of the skies,

204
folk,

771 Stanhope, Lady Hester, The Travels of, 237
Mazarin, Cardinal, Youth of,
779 Spanish Women and their Fans,

287
Sismondi, Charles,

443
Novels For Family Reading,
85 Salons,

579
North-west Passage, The True,
222 Sleeping Beauty in the Wood,

627
National Dreams, Two,
487 Sour Grapes, The Philosophy of,

693
Next-door Neighbours,
506 Self, The Loneliness of,

747
Napoleon and the War,
681 Speeches by an Old Smoker,

831
Norwegian Bishop, Home of A,
717 Silliman, Professor,

869
Napoleon III. and 1815,

Tunnel, The Mont Cenis,

'111
Old Sir Douglas,

150, 361, 648 Tigresses in Literature,
Old New York,
320 Tobique, Two Months on the

427
Training, Going into,

430
President's Speech, The,
118 Two Hundred Pounds,

832
Poetry by Weight,

160 Unitarianism, American, and Theodore
Peabody's, George, New Gift,
176 Parker,

211
President and Congress,

191, 229 Valparaiso, The Bombardment of, 761, 820
Parker, Theodore, and American Unitari-
anism,

211 Wide Wide World, The, Novel by the
Praed, Winthrop Mackworth,

author of,

21
352 Wheewell, Dr.,

182, 355
Peabody, George, Correspondence with

White's, Richard Grant, Poetry of the
the Queen,
354 Civil War,

515
Peabody, George,

459 War in Europe, The Coming, 194, 572, 634,
Portrait 'Exhibition, National,

374

681, 683, 758
Pepys, A Quaker,

660 Windham, Right Hon. W., Diary of 731
Panic, What it is,
685 Wales, Prince of,

817
Pilgrim's Wallet, The

701
Pleasure, The Capacity for,
766 Young Grey Head, The,

456
Partnership, Industrial,
824 Yankees, The

62
Prout, Father,

866

126

291

POETRY.

Another Way,
Abacus Politicus, The,

578 Contrast, The,

87
757 Cave of Trophonius,

814
207 Dead Ship of Harpswell,

514
208
253 Family Cat, The,

207
304 Fast and Humiliation - Sick Beasts and
638 Sick Paupers,

607
831

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70, 377
332, 609

Claverings, The,

89, 254, 540 Minister's Sandy and Jess,
Dan the Cripple,

733 Miss Marjoribanks,

Madonna Mary,
Esther, To, .

860

Old Sir Douglas,
Forest Life,

555

Sir Brook Fossbrooke
Holdfast, Martin, The Passion of

269

Sleeping Beauty in the Wood,
Lost Willie,

801

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150, 361, 648

30, 305, 718

627

LITTELL'S LIVING AGE. – NO. 1140.–7 APRIL; 1866.

From the Eclectic and Congregational Review. had the sad accidents of pauperism associatJOHN CLARE.*

ed with his life. Forty-five years ago, that

terrible critic, William Gifford, in the QuarIn the spring of 1864, in the Northamp- terly Review, expressed his sense of marveltonshire General County Lunatic Asylum, ling admiration over the genius of the poor after a sad incarceration of about twenty- young peasant. The whole review is cast three years, an appendix to a previous in- in the appreciative strain of the following carceration in a private asylum, from which words: he escaped, died John Clare. In the lucid intervals which shone upon him, he had al- We had nearly overlooked, amidst the bulk. ways expressed a wish to sleep his last sleep ier works which incessantly solicit our attenin the cburchyard of his native village, tion, this interesting little volume ; which bears Helpston. Accordingly, when his spirit indubitable evidence of being composed altohad fled, the superintendent of the asylum gether from the impulses of the writer's mind, wrote to the Earl Fitzwilliam, one of the as excited by external objects and internal sen

sations. Here are no tawdry and feeble paragreat peers of England, and whose proper. phrases of former poets, no attempts at describty lies immediately in the neighbourhood of ing what the author might have become acHelpston, asking for the grant of a small quainted with in his limited reading: the sum to carry the wish of the poor deceased woods, the vales, the brooks — into effect. The illustrious peer briefly replied by a refusal, implying that the de

“the crimson spots ceased died as a pauper, and should be bur- l' the bottom of a cowslip,” – ied in the pauper's burial-ground. There were others who judged more generously or the loftier phenomena of the heavens, conthan the noble earl, and it is a satisfaction templated through the alternations of hope and to feel that this great indignity was not per- despondency, are the principal sources whence petrated towards the remains of one of the youth, whose adverse circumstances and the sweetest village nightingales that ever resignation under them extort our sympathy, warbled the notes of pastoral melody in drew the faithful and vivid pictures before us. English verse. A requisite burial-fund Examples of mind, highly gifted by nature, was raised in a few days ; the poet's body dage of adversity, are not rare in this country;

struggling with and breaking through the bonwas conveyed to Helpston, and now lies be- but privation is not destitution ; and the inneath the shade of a sycamore-tree, tombed stance before us is, perhaps, one of the most over only by the green grass and the eternal striking, of patient and persevering talent existvault of the sky. It is our purpose to in- ing and enduring in the most forlorn and seemquire a little, while we glance through Mr. ingly hopeless condition, that literature has at Martin's most affectionate and mournfully any time exhibited. interesting biography, into the claims John Clare has to memory and affectionate hom- Our distinguished predecessor of the Eclecage as one who has done honour to our tic Review for 1820 writes in an equal strain of land's language, and to inquire how far the eloquence and admiration in a review of conEarl Fitzwilliam was justified in treating as siderable length, marked by several subtle a pauper's, the remains of one who certainly touches of sympathy; speaking of the poems

as “exquisitely vivid descriptions of rural *1. The Life of John Clare. By Frederick Martin, scenery,” characterized by minute “ fidelity 2. The Rural Muse: Poems by John Clare. Whit- and tastefulness of description ; as far su pe

rior in spirit and picturesque beauty, and 3. Poems descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery. tasteful expression, to the namby-pamby Fourth Edition. Printed for Taylor and Hes: style of ordinary English pastorals, as the

scenes from which he derives his inspira4. The Village Minstrel, and other Poems. By tions are to Vauxhall Gardens."

John Clare, the Northamptonshire peasant.

2 vols. Printed for Taylor and Hessey. After some quotations, the writer says :FOURTH SERIES. LIVING AGE. VOL. 1, 1.

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