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ripe.)* Men moreover,” he acutely remarks, , to the ground; an hour after the candles went out as FASHIONS FOR AUGUST. “ never see spectres except when they are in a usual, horses' bones came pouring into the room with

their fit of the blue-devils, which may impart their

great force, and curtains and windows were violently
great force
torn and shaken, and the whole neighbourhood

EVENING CARRIAGE Airing Dress.--Round tone to surrounding objects; and that bluealarmed with such tremendous noises, that even the

dress of lemon-coloured Italian crape over white, devils are superinduced by the parties getting rabbit-stealers who were abroad that night in the

with two rows of lemon-coloured sarsnet bouillones, into hot water, which circumstance alone may warren were so terrified that they fled a way, leaving

over which are leaves or languettes of white; the account for a change of hue as violent as it their ferrets behind them. One of their honours this

leaves are of Urlings patent lace, and have a light produces on lobsters and fleas, and occasion night spoke, and in the name of God asked the spirit

and beautiful effect; ladies wbo prefer the languettes, the patients to imagine every thing blue, as what it was, and why it disturbed them so ? to which,

have them of white satin. The sleeves, which are men in a calenture fancy the whole world to however, no answer was given.

ornamented in a novel style, are likewise finished

with Urling's lace; and all the lace appendages to be green.” These lucubrations appear to me

One of the servants now lighted a large candle, this dress are of the same fabrication. The hair is profound and philosophical, but I doubt whe

and set it on the door-way between the two cham- arranged à la Sappho, and is partially covered by a ther we inay implicitly adopt them without bers; and as he watched it, he plainly saw a hoof fichu hood of lace with a full blown rose on the front further inquiry.

striking the candle and candlestick into the middle curls, near the left side. A shawl of lavenderDr. Plot, in his Natural History of Oxford of the room, and afterwards making three scrapes coloured silk, with a variegated border, is carelessly shire, informs us that

over the snuff, scraped it out. Upon this he was so thrown over the form. Necklace and ear-rings of

bold as to draw a sword, but had scarce got it out Egyptian pebbles. . - Soon after the murder of King Charles I. a

when he felt another invisible hand pulling it from MORNING PROMENADE Costume.--High dress of commission was appointed to survey the King's

him, and at length prevailing, struck him so violently lavender gray sarsnet, ornamented round the border bouse at Woodstock, with the manor, park, woods,

on the head with the pummel that he fell down for with cherry-coloured satin, and belt of the same, and other demesnes, for which purpose, they met

dead with the blow. At this instant was heard ano- fastened with a gold buckle. on the 13th of October, 1649, and took up their

Collar falling over of ther explosion like the broadside of a ship of war, embroidered muslin, richly trimmed with Urling's residence in the King's own rooms, sitting in the

and at about a minute or two's distance each, no less patent lace. Bonnet of white sarsnet, or chip, ornaPresence Chamber for the despatch of business. On

than nineteen more such, shaking the house somented with ears of corn and white marabout feathers. the 16th of this month, in the midst of their debate,

violently that they expected every minute it would there entered a large black dog howling, who over

Dove-coloared kid slippers, and lemon-coloured fall upon their heads. But what put an end to their gloves. turned three of their chairs, crept under a bed, and

proceedings happened the next day as they were all I WALKING DRESS.—A silk pelisse, of a beantiful vanished, although all the doors had been kept care

at dinner, when a paper in which they had signed a fally locked. The next day, sitting in a lower room,

pale Spanish green, made to fit the shape; long mutual agreement to share a part of the premises they heard persons walking overbead, though the

sleeve, easy, but not tight; full epaulette, confined among themselves, (which paper they had bid for the with three bands, the lower half of each embroidered chamber was locked up; the wood of the King's

present under the earth in a pot in one corner of the oak was brought from the dining room, and thrown

| and edged with satin of the same colour.

room, and in which an orange tree grew,) was con EVENING DRESS.-A round dress, of fine tulle, with great violence into the Presence Chamber; the

sumed in a wonderful manner by the earth's taking chairs, stools, tables, and other furniture were for

ornamented with rich colonnades of folded white satin, fire and burning violently with a blae fume and an cibly hurried about the room ; the papers containing

narrow at the wrist, and slightly extending to their intolerable stench, so that they were all driven out the minutes of their transactions were torn, and the

termination, with a star composed of a centre rose, of the house, 20 which they could never again be ink-glass broken, the doors all the while remaining

green leaves, and leaves en applique ; beneath are prevailed on to return." fast, and the keys in the custody of the commis.

chevrons of roses, leaves, and May-blossoms; three sioners. The night following, Sharp, the secretary, | Thus far Dr. Plot, whose narrative, occurring in

rouleaus of white satin, the upper one entwined with and two of the servants, being asleep in the same a grave and authentic county history, affords abun

rich pink satin, harmonizing with elegant simplicity room, had their beds' Net lifted up so much higher dant testimony to the fact which forms the subject

the colour and form of this tasteful decoration. their heads that they expected to have their of this Essay, while it supplies much matter for necks broken, and then were let fall again with a serious and deep reflection. Later writers offer violence that shook the whole house. On the night current evidence. Colman in his pathetic ballad,

· PSYCHE, BY R. WESTMACOTT, Esq. R. A. of the 19th, all being abed in the same room for describing the appearance of the gardener's ghost,

THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE, published on greater security, and lights burning by them, the particularly potes that the candle turned blue-

I the first of August, being the first number of the Eightycandles in an instant burnt blue, and then went out “ Though a large Dip of four to the pound ;" and

second Volame, embellished with an excellent engraving of with a sulphureous smell, and that moment the Lewis, in his Lorenzo the Brave, fails not to record, that admirable specimen of Sculpture, in the Exhibition of

the Royal Academy, called the PSYCHE; also a Portrait wooden trenchers whereon" they had eaten the day that at the appearance of the skeleton guest

of WILLIAM ROSCOE, Esq. Author of the Life of Lo. before, and which had been locked up in the pantry,

All pleasure and laughter were hush'd at his sight,

renzo de Medici, &c.; contains Original compositions in were burled about the room with great violence. On

prose and verse; Notices of recent Foreigu and English

The dogs as they eyed him drew back in affright, several following nights the candles changed colour

publications; Foreign and Domestic Literary intelligence ; And the lights in the chamber burnt blue :

the Drama; Fine Arts; Political Digest of Europe, &c. &e. as before, strange noises were heard, their honours

To be had of LUPTON RELFE, 13, Corphill; and all received sore bruises from logs of wood and other but neither author attempts any solution of the Booksellers in the United Kingdom, price, Two Shillings. substances thrown upon them, which kept rolling

phenomenon. about the room all night, though next morning

My own theory, which I submit with great denothing could be seen. On the 29th about midnight,

TO CORRESPONDENTS. ference, is entirely founded on the system of chrothe candles went out bluely as usual, something

matics. Every ray of light, it is well known, conwalked majestically through the room, and opened

sists of seven primary colours, and that the colours We shall be happy to have an interview with “C. P." and shut the windows, great stones few about in all

of bodies proceed from their disposition to reflect directions, and at about a quarter after one, a noise

The letter of “ V. D. on Dreaming,” shall appear in our next. one sort of rays and absorb the other ; such subwas heard as of forty cannon discharged together,

stances as reflect two or more sorts of rays appear We have inserted the letter of “A Friend."We did so. and again repeated at about eight minutes distance,

ing of various colours ; the whiteness of bodies however, with reloctance, as we think that the attack which which being heard through the country for sixteen arising from their reflecting all the rays of light pro

was made gpon him was, in every respect, unworthy of miles round, brought all the neighbourhood into their

notice.-For our own parts we have long since determined miscuously, and their blackness from their inability honours' room, where they gathered up the great

never to reply in the Iris to the rancour of " a certain to reflect any. Now, if a candle but I forgot contemporary publication." stones, fourscore in number, and laid them by in the

to mention in the conclusion of Dr. Plot's marvelcorner of a field, where in Dr. Plot's time they were lous narrative, that the whole contrivance was sub

We would recommend “ Jurepis” to forbear rhyme till he still to be seen. The commissioners during this vi.

has learned reason. sitation gave themselves up for lost, crying aloud for

sequently discovered to be the invention of the me

morable Joseph Collins, of Oxford, otherwise called “ Reflections in a Church-yard," should have been left there. help, and Giles Sharp spatching up a sword, had

Funny Joe, who, having hired himself as secretary well nigh killed one of their hunours, mistaking him to the Commissioners under the name of Giles

Communications bave been received from Crusius.-Lucian. for the spirit as he ran in his shirt from one room to

-W. Rascanleihs,-X. X.-L. , H.-Pluto.-NancySharp, by knowing the private traps belonging to the other. Still, bowever, they resolved on con

niensis.-Senex, and Glyceria. the house, and the help of pulvis fulminans, and tinuing their labours, when, on the 1st of November

other chemical preparations, and letting his fellow the most dreadful scene of all ensued : candles were

servants into the scheme, carried on the deceit with- Manchester : Printed, Published, and Sold, by the lighted up in every part of the room, and a great fire

out discovery to the very last. Combining this cir Proprietors, HENRY SMITH AND BROTHERS, made ; at midnight, the candles all barning blue, a

cumstance with the great doubts as to the existence poise like the bursting of a cannon was heard, and

St. Ann's-Square, to whom all Communications for of ghosts themselves, I conceive it less necessary to the burning billets were tossed about even on their '

the Editor,' (post paid) must be addressed. proceed with the exposition of my theory, because, honours' beds, who called Giles and his companions if there be no spectres, there can be no change of

AGENTS. to their relief, otherwise the house had been burnt

colour in the candles ; and if there be, the obange Ardwick, R. Harwood. Liverpool, E. Willmer & Co.

is perfectly natural, for I should like to know wbich Ashton, T. Cunningham. Macclesfeld, J. Swinpertone • See his and Sir Isaac Newton's joint Essay on Chro

Bolton, Gardner & Co. Oldham, W. Lambert. matics, which won the prize from the Board of Longitude. of us, standing in such a presence, would not look

Bury, R. Hellawell; J. Kay. Rochdale, M. Lancashire. Philosop. Trans. vol. 7. : blue.---LOND. MAG.

Leeds, J, Heaton.

Stockport, T. Claye.

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THE TREAD MILL; PRISON DISCIPLINE

[THE invention of the Tread Mill, as an improvement in "Prison Discipline, has attracted so very great and general a degree of public interest, that We have illastrated our notice of the subject with a Wood-cut; by which means it will be more clearly brought under the cognisance of our readers, and especially of those in foreign countries to whom these home visible plans are altogether new. Both the plate and the description are copied from a pamphlet published by the Committee of the “ Society for the Improvement of Prison Discipline ;” and our task is merely the humble one of giving so important a matter that universal circulation which our pages command. Upon the broad question itself of prison employment, we are not inclined to enter“; but we firmly believe that nothing is so appalling to the rogue and villain as the idea of anremitted labour, and that therefore the Tread Mill will be found to be more efficacious in deterring from crime, than all that sanguinary and uncertain Code which has so long constituted the weak barrier against the guilty and almost useless fence of social security.]-Lit. Gaz.

The annexed Engraving exhibits a party of prisoners in the act of working one of the Tread-wheels of the discipline Mill, invented its circumference are however of considerable ascend at one end, and when the requisite by Mr. Cubitt of Ipswich, and recently erect length, so as to allow sufficient standing room | number range themselves upon the wheel, it ed at the House of Correction for the county for a row of from ten to twenty persons upon commences its revolution. The effort, then, of Surrey, situated at Brixton. The view is the wheel*. Their weight, the first moving to every individual is simply that of ascending taken from a corner of one of the ten airing power of the machine, produces the greatest an endless flight of steps, their combined yards of the Prison, all of which radiate from effect when applied upon the circumference of weight acting upon every successive stepping the Governor's bouse in the centre, which is the wheel at or near the level of its axle; to board, precisely as a stream of water upon erected at the opposite end of the yard, so secure therefore this mechanical advantage, a the float-boards of a water wheel. that from the window of his room he com- screen of boards is fixed up in an inclined po- During this operation, each prisoner gradumands a complete vieu into all the yards.sition above the wheel, in order to prevent the ally advances from the end at which he mounted Behind the tread-wheel shed, is the Mill-house, prisoners from climbing or stepping up higher towards the opposite end of the wheel, from containing the necessary machinery for grind-than the level required. A hand-rail is seen whence the last man taking his turn descends ing corn and dressing the four, alsó rooms for fixed upon this screen, by holding which they for rest (see the Plate), another prisoner imstoring it &c.: on the right side of this build retain their upright position upon the revolving mediately mounting as before to fill up the ing, a pipe is seen, passing up to the roof, wheel; the nearest side of which is exposed number required, without stopping the maon which is a large cast-iron reservoir, capable to view in the Plate, in order to represent its

view in the Plate, in order to represent its chine. The interval of rest may then be porof holding some thousand gallons of water, cylindrical form much more distinctly than tioned to each man, by regulating the number for the use of the prison. This reservoir is could otherwise have been done. In the ori. of those required to work the wheel with the filled by means of forcing-pump machinery ginal, however, both sides are closely boarded whole number of the gang ;—thus if twenty below, 'connected with the principal axis up, so that the prisoners have no access to the out of twenty-four are obliged to be upon the which works the machinery of the mill :- interior of the wheel, and all risk of injury wheel, it will give to each man intervals of this axis or shaft passes under the pave- whatever is prevented.

| rest amounting to 12 minutes in every hour of ment of the several yards, and, working. By means of steps, the gang of prisoners labour. Again, by varying the number of by means of universal joints, at every

men upon the wheel, or the work inside the turn, communicates with the tread-wheel of The Wheels erected at the House of Correction, at mill, so as to increase or diminish its velocity,

Cold-bath Fields, are each capable of containing forty or each class. more prisoners, and the joint force of the prisoners is ex

the degree of hard labour or exercise to the This wheel, which is represented in the cen- pended in giving motion to a regulating ty, which, by ex. prisoner may also be regulated. At Brixton, tre of the Engraving, is exactly similar to a

panding itself in proportion to the power, will keep any the diameter of the wheel being five feet, and

number of men, from twenty to three hundred and tweniy, common water-wheel; the tread-boards upon at the same degree of hard labour.

revolving tirice in a minute, the space stepped

over by each man is 2193 feet, or 731' yards mittal, conviction, and maintenance, cannot and watch its workings within. He delights, per hour. i but be considerable.

too, in that full, deep, engrossing voluptuousTo provide regular and suitable employment It is unnecessary to occupy much time in ness, which so often is the attendant of stormy for prisoners sentenced to hard labour, has proving the advantage which the invention of passion; and he shadows it luxuriously forth been attended with considerable difficulty in the Stepping Mill presents as a species of with the same striking truth that marks his many parts of the kingdom: the invention of preventive punishment. Although but very re- fiercer delineations. The feelings and passions the Discipline Mill has removed the difficulty, i cently introduced, and hitherto but sparingly of Marlow's writings appear to be more his and it is confidently hoped, that as its advan- brought into action, the effects of its discipline own, than do those of almost any other poet. tages and effects become better known, the have in every instance proved eminently useful Others copy from general nature-he seems to introduction of the Mill will be universal in in decreasing the number of commitments. As transcribe from himself. We can well conHouses of Correction. As a species of prison a corrective punishment, the discipline of the ceive Marlow to have resembled his own Fauslabour, it is remarkable for its simplicity. It Stepping Misl has had a most salutary effect tus—that, granting the possibility of similar requires no previous instruction; no task-mas- upon the prisoners, and is not likely to be circumstances, the picture would have been ter is necessary to watch over the work of the easily forgotten; while it is an occupation that of himself. What has come down to us prisoners, neither are materials nor instruments | which by no means interferes with, nor is cal- | of his life strengthens this idea; his actions put into their hands that are liable to waste or culated to lessen the value of, those branches shew him a wild, self-indulged voluptuary : misapplication, or subject to wear and tear: of prison regulation which provide for the his writings prove him to have been a man of the internal machinery of the inill, being inac- moral and religious improvement of the cri- deep thought and splendid genius. It is the cessible to the prisoners, is placed under the minal.

same with Faustus. His ability and learning management of skilful and proper persons, By a contrivance of machinery which we | have placed super-human power in his grasp, one or two at most being required to attend a cannot here illustrate by a plate,

and he uses it for the attainment of unprocess which keeps in steady and constant “When the machinery of the mill has at- bounded gratification. We look on this work employment from ten to two hundred or more tained its proper speed, certain balls rise by as immeasurably Marlow's best. It is indeed prisoners at one and the same time; which their centrifugal force, so as to draw a box a mighty production. There is true knowcan be suspended and renewed as often as the below the reach of a bell handle, which will ledge of human heart, in the apparently inregulations of the prison render it necessary, then cease to ring a bell, placed in some con congruous union we have noticed above; and and which imposes equality of labour on every venient situation for the purpose. But should it is embodied in poetry worthy of the splendid individual employed, no one upon the wheel the men at the wheels cease to keep up the conception. Where did the age of Anne probeing able in the least degree to avoid his pro requisite speed in the mill work, the balls will duce a work like this? portion.

descend, and a projecting pin on the box, BEAUMONT and FLETCHER are always couThe arrangement of the wheels in the yards striking the handle, placed in the proper situa- pled together-but the former has much less radiating from the Governor's central resi- tion for that purpose, will continue to ring share in the works which go under their joint dence. "places the prisoners thus employed the bell, till they go on again properly; and name, than this custom would lead one to under very good inspection, an object known by this means, a certain check will be kept on suppose. The more energetic parts, both in to be of the utmost importance in prison the labourers, and the governor or task-master comedy and passion, are by Fletcher. It is management. At the Brixton House of Cor- apprised, even at a distance, that the full work the mellower and more tender fillings-up rection, with the exception of the very few | is not performed.”

which belong to Beaumont. It is of the confined by the casualties of sickness or debi

works, however, and not of the men, that we lity, all the prisoners are steadily employed

wish to speak We are inclined to rate them under the eye of the Governor during a con

THE AUGUSTAN AGE IN ENGLAND.

very highly. If the tragedies be here and siderable part of the day.

(See page 219.)

there somewhat stilted, they are for the most The classification also of the prisoners ac

part majestic, powerful, and impassioned. It cording to offences, &c. may be adhered to in

is perhaps, however, inore the occasional style the adoption of these discipline wheels; the SPENSER is a poet whose admirers are en- than the delineations of feeling and passion. same wheel or the same connected shafts can thusiastic, and on whose detached beauties that we would object to as over-wrought; but be easily made to pass into distinct compart- all must dwell with delight—but he is not these blemishes are not very frequent, and ments, in which the several classes may work generally popular, and we think the reason where they do not appear, the images and in separate parties. In the prison from which is plain. He has chosen an allegorical sub- diction are of the first order, and the versifithe annexed Drawing is taken, a tread-wheel Iject, and even his powers of poetry could not cation is throughout sonorous and beautiful. is erected in each of the six yards, by which overcome its artificial and unhappy influence. The comedies of Beaumont and Fletcher we the inconvenience and risk of removing a set We would ask even those who admire Spen- think excellent. The Chances, and Rule a of prisoners from one part of the prison to ser the most, whether they would not wish Wife and have a Wife, are specimens of flowanother is obviated.

him to have written on a more human subject. ing and gentlemanly wit as is the Wild As the mechanism of these tread, mills is not in our view, it never can be sufficiently re- Goose Chase in a minor degree-while Mon. of a complicated nature, the regular employ- gretted that one who had such knowledge of 'sieur Thomas, and still more, the Little French ment they afford is not likely to be frequently the passions, should have wasted it in moulding ! Lawyer, teems with the richness of a broader suspended for want of repairs to the inachi-them into the cold and unnatural form of alle- humour. We think the plays of Beaumont nery; and should the supply of corn, &c. at gorical personages. But even in despite of and Fletcher very undeservedly neglected on any time fall off, it is not necessary that the this original and formidable disadvantage, the stage. Their best are certainly far supelabour of the prisoners should be suspended, Spenser's beauties shine uncontrollably forth. rior to the second order of Shakespeare's; and nor can they be aware of the circumstance: His exquisite fancy-his playful and delicate yet we see the one remain stock-plays of the the supply of hard labour may therefore be tenderness—his admirable power of painting, theatre, while a revival once in ten vears is all considered as almost unfailing.

must always yield delight, notwithstanding the the homage paid to the merit of the other. With regard to the expence of these ma-trammels 'in which they are involved. His Or when Philaster Hamlet's place supplied, chines, it may be observed, that although their soaring imagination springs from such toils, Or Bessus walked the stage by Falstaff's side, original cost may in some instances appear and we are reminded of them only by the

much more due discrimination was shewn, we heavy, the subsequent advantage from their regret that it should bave had to struggle with do

do think, to the powers of both writers. adoption, in point of economy, is by no means them at all. What would its productions have

There could not be more happy instances cited inconsiderable, and it is derived in a manner i been had it been left free to its own magnifi

of Beaumont and Fletcher than those named which must be most satisfactory to those who cent nature !

in the couplet above.* have the important charge and responsible MARLow is a writer less known, and whose

Philaster is a most

beautiful conception exquisitely wrought out. controul of these public establishments, viz. | merits are less acknowledged ; but we look on

| The romantic and devoted attachment of Eufrom the diminution in the number of persons him as well worthy of being placed by the side

side | phrasia to Philaster is among the most delicate committed. Such have been the results al- of his mighty contemporaries. He is a poet

et and delightful picturings of female fondnessready experienced at those prisons, where this of the most determined energy and will. He species of corrective discipline is enforced. has an uncontrouled and uncontroulable fire,

and her expressions of it are the most beauti

· ful that we remember to have met with in the The saving to the county (in consequence of, which sheds its radiant splendour over all his the reduction in the number of criminals) in writings. He loves to gaze on the volcano of:

• Colman the Elder's Prologue to the revival of PAH the public charges for their apprehension, com- | human passion--to sit on the crater's brink, laster, 1763.

whole world of poetry. They are the very characters, which they do not often possess. was a Molossus tête-a-tête with a Pyrrhic; soul of love breathed into words. Philaster's The whole piece is powerful and energetic in Golightly's meditations seemed to be of the jealous and wayward temperament is also ad- the highest degree But it was for his humour same cast; he once or twice turned his eyes to mirably sketched out. We should designate that Jonson was chiefly famed in his own time, the ground, as I thought with no very complahim as a jealous and more intelligible Hamlet. and we think it is by that his name will live.cent aspect. “My friends grow ashamed of A King and no King,—the play in which is Nothing can be so different as his comic vein me,” I said to myself_“I must part with my the character of Bessus-we look on as a pro- and that of Shakspeare. Shakspeare's wit is Boots !” As I'made up my mind to the duction of very superior merit. Arbaces, we flowing, keen, and brilliant-Jonson's terse, sacrifice, Lady Eglantine met us, with her suspect, must be meant as a portraiture of biting, caustic. --Shakspeare's humour is that husband. She was constantly looking another Alexander the Great. He is represented as of voluptuous buoyancy of spirit-of irrepres- | way, nodding familiarly to the young men she drunk with success and vain-glory to a degree sible side-holding laughter-Jonson's is met, and endeavouring to convince the world almost inconsistent with the powers of mind shrewd, sarcastic, pithy-operating by a single | how thoroughly she despised the lump of earth which are conceded to him. In love, as well word, or even look-and almost always aimed which she was obliged to drag after her. as in war, he has a sort of splendid egotism, at holding up some one to utter scorn. Every | “There is a woman,” said Frederick, “who the very extravagance of which prevents its | Man in his Humour is a striking exemplifica- | married Sir John for his money, and has not appearing ridiculous. In the play, however, tion of this. The Town Gull and the Country | the sense to appear contented with the bargain the poet has in reserve a punishment which | Gull are bantered and roasted till ridicule she has made. What can be more silly than must have been bitterly felt by minds like would almost turn to pity, were it not for the to look down thus upon a man of sterling those of Alexander and his prototype. Arbaces utter meanness which Jonson throws into the worth, because he happened to be born a hunis discovered to be of low birth-and hence characters of his fools. Bobadil we think dred miles from the Metropolis ? "_"What the title ' A King and no King'—Bessus is an superior to Parolles-Bobadil's courage might can be more silly ?” I repeated inwardly ; officer in Arbaces' army, and either a copy be suspected by some, but it generally passed “I will never look down on my Boots again!" from, or a fellow-creation with, Falstaff. current ; whereas the accounts which Parolles 1. We continued our walk, and Golightly began More of the jest turns on his cowardice and gives of his feats gain no credit whatever. | his usual course of strictures upon the place less on his sensuality than in Falstaff--and, Much more gusto is thence given to the cha- and the company. Hurried away by the conthough the fat knight is far and far our racter, and the taking down of Bobadik has stant flow of jest and wildness with which he favourite, we do not know whether Bessus be much more ludicrous effect. But it is the embellishes his sketches, I soon forgot both the not the truer to nature. We say this because | Alchemist that we look on as Jonson's Boots, which had been the theme of my refleche creates no interest or affection, as Falstaff chef-d'euvre. He is most at home when he tions, and the moral lessons which the subject does and we are well convinced that such pourtrays the folly and gullibility of human had produced. There was an awkward stone would be the case in real life. Falstaff is a nature and in the ample field for it which the

in the way! Oh! my unfortunate heels! I coward, a liar, a drunkard, a glutton-and subject of the Alchemist gives, he has shewn broke down terribly, and was very near bringwholly and utterly careless of every being in himself on his favourite ground. Nothing can

himself on his favourite ground. Nothing can ing my companion after me. I rose, and went the world except himself and yet we cannot be finer than the whole conduct of the piece. | on in great dudgeon: “ This will never do,” help liking-almost loving him. Bessus is The knavishness of Subtle and his associates -|I muttered ; “ this will never do! I must posall this, but he inspires nothing but the con the doubting irascibility of Drugger--and the sitively cashier my Boots !” I looked up; tempt which he so eminently merits—though | complete and drivelling credulousness of the. an interesting girl was passing us, leaning on he is almost equally endowed with wit as his old Knight, are all given with the utmost the arm of a young man, whose face I thought prototype. We leave to those who have the power. · The diction of this fine old play is | I recognised. She looked pale and feeble : misfortune of knowing living Falstaffs, to say admirable. It is almost the finest specimen | and, when my friend bowed to her with unusual which is the truer effect of the amiable qua- we have of that mode of his writing which has attention, she seemed embarrassed by the civic lities we have enumerated above. If Bessus, | fallen into undeserved disuse-blank-verse lity. “That is Anna Leith," said Golightly; however. be below Falstaff in interest, Arba-comedy. We consider this play the chief | “she made an imprudont match with that ces we look on as superior to Hotspur in his monument of Jonson's genius; and no one, young man about a year ago, and her father has own way. Why should the acting the one be we think, can read it without being convinced refused to see her ever since. Poor Girl! she a bar to our ever being presented with the of the high class in which that genius should | is in a rapid decline, and the remedies of her other? The Paithful Shepherdess is con rank.

physicians have no effect upon a broken spirit. fessedly wholly by Fletcher-and a most beau

-I would never cast off a beloved object for a tiful imagination it is. It has all the summer

OLD BOOTS.

single false step !" luxuriance of forest life-and the simplicity I have got a pair of old Boots.

I will keep my Boots," I exclaimed, of poetic pastorals. It abounds in passages I happened to put them on one wet morning

“ though they make a thousand !” of playful and exquisite fancy, and breathes in April. Whatever form or fashion they for. throughout the perfection of this style of merly boasted, was altogether extinct; they

SIR WALTER RALEIGH. poetry. Still, however, there is a fadeur in- were as shapeless as an unlicked cub, and as When Raleigh (sent to death by the contemptible separable from pastoral poetry, from which dusky as a cloud on a November morning. James) was upon the scaffold, he desired the spectaeven Fletcher has not been able to shake him- 11 haheld thair fallen

| I beheld their fallen appearance with some tors to join with him in prayer to God, “ whom,” said self free. It is in this that Comus so much

disinay. “I shall be stared at ; ” I said, “I he, “I have most grievously offended, being a man differs from the Faithful Shepherdess, from had better take them off !”—but I thought of full of all vanity, who have lived a sinful life in all which it has been supposed to have been taken their former services, and resolved to keep

sinfal callings--for I have been a soldier, a captain, -it has nothing pastoral. We consider, how them on.

a sea-captain, and a courtier, which are all courses of ever, the Faithful Shepherdess to be the first They had brought their plated heels from

wickedness and vice."-Having put off his doablet poem of its kind in the language.

and gown, he desired the executioner to show the axe. the country, and they made a confounded Ben Jonson is very different from all the

This not being done readily, he said, “ I prithee let noise upon the pavement as I walked along.

me see it. Dost thou think that I am afraid of it." poets of this age whom we have mentioned. Ding, dong, they went at every step, as if I

Upon which it was banded to him. He felt upon the He had not their fancy_their luxuriance- carried a belfry swung at my toes. “This is

edge of it, and smilingly observed to the Sheriff', their extravagance. Their thoughts come a disagreeable sort of accompaniment,” I said; 1 This is a sharp medicine ; but it is a physician that flowing forth like the risings of a copious | -"I had better dismiss the Musicians !” | that will care all diseases.” Being asked what way spring-his are drawn with labour like water Just at that moment a young Baronet passed he would lay himself on the block, he replied, “So the from a well. Like a miner, he produces gold me, attended by a fine dog. The dog was in heart be right, it is no niatter which way the bead only with toil and digging—but he does pro- | high spirits, and made rather too much noise | lieth." And on a signal being given by himself, the duce it. His serious style is majestic and for the contemplative mood of his master. executioner beheaded bim at two blows, bis body imposing: if it does not win its way to the 1 « Silence, Cæsar!--be quiet. Cæsar!”-No, it | never shrinking nor moving.--Lady Raleigh procured

his head, and kept it by her in a case 17 years; and heart, or plead powerfully to the passions, its was all in vain, and Cæsar was kicked into the

his son Carew afterwards preserved it with equal care severe and lofty gravity strongly impresses the gutter. "That was cruel!” I said, “ to dis

and affection.-Before his condemnation, he repeatmind, and makes an ally of the understanding. miss an old servant, because he was a note too

edly said, he bad rather die in the way he did than by We consider his Sejenus as his best tragedy. loud! I think I will keep my Boots !

a burning fever ; and on the scaffold he seemed as There is a vigorous indignation against both I walked in the Park with Golightly. By free from all apprehension, as if he bad been a specoppression and baseness, which gives a rapidity the side of my stabile footcase his neat and tator and not the sufferer, neither voice por coapteto his style, and an impassioned tone to his dapper instep cut a peculiarly smart figure ; it nance failing him.

POETRY.

THE SERENADE.

A voice arose, whose every word.

Fell sweet as Hybla's boney tear, And plaintive as that lonely bird

That tells her woes in Evening's ear.

TO MY FATHER'S PROFILE!

"The maiden paused, as if again
She thought to catch the distant strain,
With head upraised, and look intent,
And ear and eye attentive bent,
And locks flang back, and lips apart,
Like monument of Grecian art."

SCOTT.

Dear image of a form decay'd,
Of one by death untimely laid

Within the silent tomb; Snatch'd from the hopes, the joys, the strife of this poor fleeting, transient life,

To heaven's eternal home!

“ Can the river flow on in a unison stream,

If the fountains that feed it with waves are supprest? The snp-flower withers, if reft of the beam

of the God that enlightens and nurtures her crest. “ Then pity the lover, who sighing implores

One sinile to disperse his soul's lowering shade; If bereft of the light of those eyes he adores,

Like the flower when blighted, he'll sicken and fade. “O can that fair bosom, Selina, O can it

Be deaf to the cries of the wretched ? O no ! As the billow bends down to the breezes that fan it,

So woman's soft beart bends to accents of woe. “ Then bid me but hope, and my wandering lute

Again shall sound cheerly, again shall be gay, But frown on me, lov'd one, but frown on my trath,

And then silent the wand'rer, then husb’d is the Lay.

ANNA, list! the zephyrs play

Over the blue wave fleetly;
And the boatman's distant roundelay

Breaks on the still night sweetly. “Ope the casement-open wide

Let us drink the moonbeam's light; Like a proudly glitt'ring bride,

Rides she through the clouds of night. “O 'tis sweet-the bour I love

The lovely hour of placid Even,Thus to let our spirits rove,

And mingle with the stars of Heav'n. “Nature sleeps-and all around

A boly silence spreads her reign ; ; Save the sheep-bell, not a sound

Is heard along the tranquil plain. “ While the halcyon calm we view,

Anxious cares and troubles Aly, We the bliss that's past renew

Breathe to absent love a sigh. “ Hark! a late-I beard its tone

Again the sound salutes my ear : Who the Wand'rer late and lone,

Thus that joys rade night to cheer? “ List thee, Anna ; list, I pray

Softly steals the melody
Sweet the voice, and sweet the lay,

Floating o'er the silent sea :'

My father !-how that honour'd name,
Affection's tie still seems to claim

Within my youthful breast;
Oh! yes, and ev'ry feeling, heaven
Hath kindly unto mankind given,

Springs forth without request.
I knew thee not, for e're begun
My race of life, thine had been run,

Thy day bad clos'd in night.
The op'ning flower just rais d its head,
Had scarce to heaven its beauties spread,

When sudden fell the blight.-
I knew thee not, but still I love,
Aided by one sapreme above,

To bid this image live;
By fancy's help remembrance hold,
And all those happy scenes bebold

Thy presence used to give.
I knew thee not, but yet I view
Thy splendid beams of virtue through,

The clouds which time hath placed ;
Honour and pride attend his call,
Tbeir greatest monuments will fall,

Whilst thine is ne'er defaced.
Cold is the heart which in the cause
Of heaven's all sacred, changeless laws,

Pats forth a righteous tongue,
Those eyes have lost their native fire,
Again those lips will ne'er inspire

With awe, the listening throng.
Deep in the mould'ring grave they lie,
Whilst many a tear of sympathy

Bedews the sacred spot;
And whilst religion bolds her sway,
And truth shines as the lord of day,

Thou ne'er wilt be forgot.
Ob ! hadst thou liv'd to call me thine,
To guide me through those paths divine

In which thy footsteps trod;
I might have spent full many a day
of happiness, now pass’d away,

And better known my God!
Thus like some shadow of the mind
Which living in our sleep we find,

The days that might have been; ..
At times flit past my waking sight,
And momentary give delight,

'Till real cares are seen.
For Time with his swift sailing wing,
Can ne'er again those moments bring,

When life was thine, oh! never!
With spring returns the budding rose,
All nature rises from repose,

Bat thy sleep is for ever.
Yet if in heaven thy spirit shine,
And ob ! wbere else should worth like thine

Hereafter find a rest -
If there thou art allow'd to see,
And aid us here, my prayer shall be

“Oh! reign within my breast.”
Farewell !--and until time shall rid
This breast of care, and death sball bid,

My spirit homeward flee,
This dear rememb'rancer I'll link,
Next to my heart, and constant think

Of virtue, and of thee!
August, 1822.

H. B. P.

“ The dew-drop that shines on the violet's bed,

Or the stars that are glitt'ring in Heav'n above, Or the diadem gracing a congoeror's head,

Are never so bright as the eyes of my Love. . “ The odour exbaled from yon opening rose,

Or the breezes that play round Arabia's grove, Or when labour is over, the peasant's repose

Is never so sweet as the kiss of my Love. " Selina, thou fair one, O! list to my tale,

'Mid her heaven of purple rides blithely the Moon; O! waft me that kiss on the wings of the gale,

Or waft me thyself—a far lovelier boon.”

The maid had heard-her bosom heav'd,

And passion sparkled in her eye; E'en for a while of sense bereav'd,

She stood entranc'd in ecstasy. For music, with its magic pow'r,

Each fibre of the soul can move; But doubly charms at lonely hour,

When warbled by the lips of love. With gentle blandishment it woos,

And weaves a chain the heart around, Till every pulse the strain pursues,

And beats responsive to the sound. But short the bliss that wrapt her soul,

And short that visionary calm ; She spurned her Anna's soft control,

And flung away the lifted arm. That image, which in Fancy's eye

She saw to touch the trembling lyre, Rais'd in her breast Love's tempest high,

Usorp'd Affection's softer fire. There was but one-one heart alone,

That moment all the world within, That she would wish to call her own,

That she would care to lose or win. And still the strain ber Lona sung

Would vibrate on her list’ning ear; Each airy accent of his tongue

Seem'd still as if 'twas warbling near. She stood awhile--but passion's tide

Was pour'd along her eddying sool! And, springing from ber Anna's side,

She darted, reckless of control. Through that fair window's open frame,

And gaind the balcony-her form Shone lonely as some fairy dame,

Or white-rob'd spirit of the storm. She saw the much-lov'd youth beneath,

While kindled love her bosom warins ; And hardly daring to take breath,

She rnsh'd to meet her Lona's arms.
I know no more-a little bark,
· Whene'er the moon illuin'd the tide,
Was seen amid the billows dark

In bounding playfulness to glide.
And there was heard the murm'ring sound

Of oars, that dash'd the briny spray; And when the zephyr play'd around,

It bore along this simple lay:

1. 'Tis he, 'tis be-I know the strain

His flatt'ring tongue was wont to singThat lute-which could my heart enchain,

When Lona touched the pliant string. “Dear youth, I come, but no !-my soul,

While love entwines bis flowery bands, Forgets a father's stern control

Forgets bis oft-renewed commands. “ But O! I love-shall bolts or bars,

Shall all restrictions out of number, Impede the light of kindred stars!

Keep hearts that Love has joined asunder!” She said, and o'er her downy cheek

There stole a tinge of deeper dye, And 'prison’d Love would try to speak

Its anger through her twinkling eye. She sang away, in trembling haste,

The ringlets of her flowing bair ; And Zephyr left the billow's breast,

To frolic and to nestle there. Then look'd on Anna--and a sigh

Unheeded from her bosom fledAnd then--in speechless apathy,

Gaz'd on the ocean's tranquil bed. · The minstrel youth, who, ling'ring nigh,

A lover's hopes and fears had prov'd, Thought ev'ry breeze that murmur'd by

Brought news of bliss from ber he lov’d. But all was silent-all was still —

Again he wak'd the trembling lyre ; Again, obedient to his will,

It uttered love and soft desire.

"O smile, Love, to-night, for together we trace

The rude ocean of billows, deriding its ire;
I'll warm thee, when cold, in a lover's embrace,

And lull thee to sleep with the sound of the lyre. “Then smile, Love, to-night-for the breast of the wave

Seems to sparkle aneath the rude dash of the oar; For the Nereids laugh in their coralline cave,

And speed up away to some happier shore.”

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