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pour faire

Ezra, ch. iii. v. 11-13. Recovery of the “ E NON nos devemos espantar porq land from Aztlan,

ellos son muchos, ea mas puede un Leon que “ To the temple tasks devote."— Virgini- diez ovejas, e matarien treynta lobes a treyndos, c. 5. st. 34.

ta mil corderos."—Speech of Fernan GonExtinguishing all the fires to relight them ÇALEZ. Coronica de Espana, del Rey D. from the sacred flame seems to have been an Alonso. universal superstition. The Druids. The Magi. Custom in Monomotapa.

“ Eux doncques navigans la mer de Pont

descouvrirent d'assez loing la flote du SouAfter Lautaro had cut off Valdivia. dain Zaire, qui (revestu de sa proye) ne “ Por el las fiestas fieron alargadas, pensoit qu'a entretenir Onolorie, quand ceux exercitando siempre nuevos juegos

qui estoient aux cages et hunes de saltos, luchas, pruebas nunca usadas, guet, luy vindrent raporter qu'ilz avoient danzas de noche entorno de los fuegos." descouvert gens en mer et grosse flote de

Araucana, 3.

vaisseaux."—Amadis, 8me. livre, ch. 28. “ Con flautas, cuernos, roncos instrumentos “Or seen low lying through the haze of

alto estruendo, alaridos desdeñosos, morn.” This is what sailors call Cape Flysalen los fieros barbaros sangrientos

away. contra los Españoles valerosos."

Ibid. 4.

On the coast of Campeche the priests

wore long cotton garments, white, and their The Araucan Army.

hair in great quantities, completely clotted

and matted with blood.-Bernal Diaz. 3. “ Alli las limpias armas relucian mas que el claro cristal del Sol tocado,

Snake idols at Campeche.--Ibid. 3. 7. At cubiertas de altas plumas las celadus,

Tenayuca. 125. verdes, azules, blancas, encarnadas.”

Some Indians whom Grijalva saw had Ibid. 9.

shields of tortoise shell, and they shone so

in the sun that many of the Spaniards inQuando el Sol en el medio cielo estaba no declinando a parte un solo punto,

sisted they were of gold. For “all seemed

yellow to the jaundiced eye!"-Ibid. 8. y la aguda chicharra se entonaba

Many Indians came on, and each had con un desapacible contrapunto."

a white streamer on his lance, which he Ibid.

waved, wherefore we called the place the Throwing the lance was one of the Arau- Rio de Venderas."—Ibid. 8. can games.-Canto 10.

Montezuma's men also.-Ibid. 9. The Araucan learnt much from the Spa- They spread mats under the trees and niards.-P. 6, vol. 1.

invited us to sit, and then incensed us.Horsemen of Lautaro.-P. 228.


When Aguilar first rejoined his country. Bees seem to have been destroyed by water

men "el Español mal mascado y peor proformerly. Lord Sterline in his Doomsday, nunciado, dixo, Dios y Santa Maria, y Se• Winged alchymists that quintessence the villa !” and ran to embrace them.-Ibid. p. flowers,

12. As oft-times drown'd before, now burn'd shall The houses at Campoala were so dazzlingbe.”

Third Houre,' st. 40. ly white, that one of the Spaniards galloped 1 “ This Poem of Doomes-day,' is written HUNE de navire. C'est le panier ou la in the octave stanza, and divided into four books, cage qui est au haut du mat, qui sert à porter called Hours.”— Bib. Angl. Poetic. p. 309. un matelot, pour découvrir la terre, et les Cor.

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Pack to Cortes to tell him the walls were of
silver.-Ibid. p. 30.

Joan of Arc.
The prisoners designed for sacrifice were Mystic meaning of the Fleurs de Lys.-
fatted in wooden cages.-Ibid. passim. RICHEOSME, Plainte Apologetique, p. 343.

The Tlascalan embassadors made three reverences, and burnt copal, and touched the ground with their hands, and kissed the

ENGLAND should be the scene of an Engearth.—Ibid. p. 52.

No foreign scene can Kill all you can, said the Tlascalans to be sufficiently familiar to him. Books and Cortes, the young that they may not bear prints may give the outlines, as description arms, the old that they may not give coun

will give you the size and colour of a man's sel.—Ibid.

eyes and the shape of his nose, but the chaThe sprinkled maize—so ashes in Bel and racter that individualizes must be seen to the Dragon.

be understood. “Unos como paveses, que son de arte, que

Is there an historic point on which to los pueden arrollar arriba quando no pe

build ? Alfred-the thrice murdered Allean, porque no les estorve, y al tiempo del

fred !-a glorious tale, but that is forbidden pelear quando son menester los dexan è quedan cubiertas sus cuerpos de arriba

Brutus has been knocked on the head by abaxo."-Ibid. p. 67.

Ogilvie. The name too is unfavourable ; Beasts were kept by the temples, and

such nobler thoughts will cling to it. A desnakes.

cent story might be made by supposing the The walls of Mexitlis’ temple, and the original race oppressed by Sarmatic invaground, were black, and flaked with blood, ders—and uniting Bardic wisdom with Troand stenching.-Ibid. p. 71.

jan arms. Tezcalipoca's eyes of the same substance

The Roman period, Cassibelan, Bonduas their mirrors.-Ibid.

ca, the war of savages against civilization; Narvaez thought the number of glow- such it must be, though you call it the strugworms were the matches of Cortes’ soldiers. gle of liberty against oppression. -Ibid.

Arthur — but what is great is fable : he 99.

p. They gave command by whistling.—Ibid. must be elsewhere considered. pp. 144, 165. Resuena y retumba la voz

Egbert-it is a confused action : little por un buen rato."

means making a great end, -as the little The first thing an Indian does when kingdoms made a great one. wounded with a lance, is to seize it. The

From the Norman conquest downwards, orders always were to drive at their heads, but one event occurs whose after effects and trust to their horses.—Ibid. p. 172.

were equal to its immediate splendour; the

Armada defeat, and our escape from the “ The sky and the sea were


double tyranny it was to have established.

appearance 50 blended and confounded, that it was only

Yet we should, like Holland, have defeated close to the ship that we could distinguish the Spaniards, had they even obtained a what was really sea."-STAVORINUS.

temporary dominion.

Of Charles I. nothing can be said-be* Tanian instrumentos de diversas mane

cause of Charles II.
ras de la musica de pulso, e fato, e tato, e
voz.”—CR. DE Pero Nino.

Robin Hood.
Flying fish. — Gomes EANNES. PERO A PASTORAL epic, with rhyme and with-

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narrative, now dramatic, lawless as the filio Hyarith. Et cum descendissem de Pagood old outlaw himself.

radiso nuntiavi hæc Zayth filio Hyarith, qui Maid Marian, a Neif.

de meis consortibus unus erat." - RODER. Aveline, the ward of a bad guardian, her | XIMENES. foster brother a villain. The funeral of her father should be the opening.

BEFORE the battle at Beder, Mohammed Robert, Earl of Huntingdon, a minor. The exhausted all the wells, except one for his next heir wants to persuade him to go cru- troops. sading. This he will not do because he loves Marian the daughter of his father's old ser- “ Cum Otaiba repudiasset filiam Mahuvant, and because of Mothanna, an Arab, meti, gravissimeque eum læsisset, is mala whom his father had brought from the Ho- | imprecatus est ei a Deo. Cumque Otaiba ly Land, who for the boy's sake has forgiven constitisset noctu cum sociis in quodam loco the father, and taught young Robert to like Syriæ, venit leo, aliisque relictis, occidit Moslem, and long for the liberties of a Be- eum, comminuitque caput ejus." douin.

Reginald wants to make Robert marry “ Oravit quondam pro Saado, ut recte his daughter Annabel. He consolės himself jaceret sagittas; et obtineret quicquid a Deo by taking the value of the marriage. But he petisset. Nunquam vero Saadus jaculatus hopes more than this. Richard Lion-heart est quin scopum attingeret ; nec unquam is abroad. Reginald is the favourite of John. precatus est quin exaudiretur.” He wants to get Robert outlawed, that he may have a grant of the estate.

“ ÆGROTABAT Aly, gravique dolore cruvokes him to some violence, and the young ciabatur. Invisit eum Mahumetus, jussitque vassals follow him to the forest.


Surrexit ille, nec amplius sensit A church scene. The mass for his mother's eum dolorem." soul. Robin shall rob K. Richard.

“ Oravit pro Aly, ut Deus immunem

redderet eum a calore, et frigore ; et Deus Mohammed.

exaudivit eum. Fortasse hoc evenit, post

quam Aly mortuus est; tunc enim non am" MOHAMMED was on his celebrated ex

plius calorem aut frigus corpus ejus sensit.” pedition of Bedr-Oeuzma against the people of Mecca, when he heard of the death

“Contractus fuerat ensis cujusdam miof his daughter Roukiyé, who was married

litis Mahumetani in prælio Bedrensi. Dedit to Osman. He received this news with as- illi Mahumetus baculum ligneum, præcitonishing coolness, and with dry eyes he ut

piens ut agitaret eum ; quod cum ille fecistered these remarkable words, 'Let us give set, baculus conversus est in gladium." thanks to God, and accept as a favour even the death and interment of our daughters.''

D'Ousson says from an Arabian author, D'Ousson.

that when Mohammed prayed over the tomb “ Post hoc introduxit me in Paradisum,

of his mother, she rose from the dead, acet inveni ibi puellam formosam, quæ mul- knowledged her belief in his mission, and tum placuit oculis meis, et interrogavi eam,

then returned into the grave. cuja esset ; quæ respondit, hic servor Zayth

“ HABEBAT autem Omar sororem et ne· The reader may see the “ Fragment of Mo- potem, qui Mahumetum sequebantur. Hos hammed," at the end of Unfinished Tale of Oli

cum Omar invenisset legentes in quodam ver Newman, p. 113.-J. W. W.

codice Suram vigesimam Alcorani, cui titulus est Tah, voluit per vim codicem a so- entered. Fatima and Ali bring them food rore arripere, tandemque minis et verberi- and tidings. bus illum obtinuit, sed non sine promissione 3. Journey through the desert. The purrestituendi. Cum autem cæpisset codicem suers overtake them, and Mohammed is at legere, lectionis pulchritudine allectus, ad the mercy of an Arab. They find an exMahumetum se contulit, atque in illius ver- posed infant. ba juravit."- MARACCI.

4. They halt at an islanded convent. Ma

ry the Egyptian is among the nuns. Her When the decree for prohibiting all com- love and devotional passion transferred to merce with the Hashemites was suspended the prophet. in the temple, Abu-laheb of that family and 5. Arrival at Medina. Intrigues to expel Ommogemila his wife went over to the Ko-him-chiefly among the Jews. This danger reish. “Ommogemila autem virgas spino- averted by a son accusing his father. sas in viâ, per quem transiturus erat Mahu- 6. Battle of Beder. Attempt to assassimetus, ponebat, ut in eas pedibus impingens, nate him afterwards when sleeping. What sauciaretur."

hinders me from killing thee? This was

Daathur, leader of the foes. Ar the war of the ditch, after thirty days 7. Defeat at Mount Ohud. Death of it was agreed that a single combat should Kamza. Conversion of Caled in the very decide it between Amru, son of Abdud, and heat of victory. Ali. Ali killed him. Whilst they fought 8. Siege of Medina by the nations. The the storm arose which tore up the tents of winds and the rain and the hail compel them the besiegers.

to retire.

9. The Nadhirites defeated, and the Jews When Mahomet attacked his enemies in of Kainoka, Koraidba, and Chaibar. the valley of Houein, "inter captivos fuit

10. The prophet lays siege to Mecca. Scebama, filia Halimæ, soror collactanea Truce on permission to visit the Caaba. AmMahumeti, quæ cognovit eum, seque illi ron lays in wait for him there, and is overcognoscendam dedit, ex vestigio morsûs, awed and converted. He tells them that the quem ipse puer dentibus impresserat dorso

worm has eaten the words of their treaty, ejus ( agnosce Mahumeti adhuc ab incunabu- leaving only the name of God. Astonished lis lasciviam.) Concessit igitur illi M. li- by this, terrified by the irresistible number bertatem, cum aliis fæminis quas illa postu- of his swelling army, the Koreish yield the lavit, cum parte præde suæ et cæterorum city. He burns the idols, and Henda clings Moslemorum.”—MARACCI.

to her God, and is consumed with him. Who but a monk would have found lewdness in this story?

Abu Sophian, Henda Ali and Fatima. his wife.

Omar and Abubeker. (Sketch of the Poem.)

Moawiyah, their son, Zeed and Zeineb.

of the race of Om- Hamza. P. 1. The death-bed of Abu Taleb. Ele


Lebid the poet. vation of Abu Sophian. Tumult of the Ko

Caled and Amrou Mary the Egyptian. reish. Danger of Mohammed, and his escape by the heroism of Ali. He looks back upon

The early believers.

Abdarrahman. the crescent moon.


Abu Obeidah. 2. The Koreish pursue; they reach the

Saad. cavern; at whose entrance the pigeon has laid her eggs and the spider drawn his web; Islam—“the saving religion." and turn away,satisfied that no one can have Al-Abbas,-uncle of M. taken at Beder. Mary must be captured after the vic- The bodies of the noblest slain conveyed tory at Beder.

to Mecca—for the dirge of Ommia to be inOn Mount Ohud Mary saves him.

troduced. Caled must not be in the fight of Beder. The factions at Medina reconciled on

The contest with the Jews must be con- his flight there. nected with the intrigues of the Koreish, and take place during the siege of Medina. 2. Ali on the Prophet's bed. The Ko

Subjects for Poemlings. reish waiting his forthcoming. Their pursuit. When they leave the cavern, the thinking what the bacon was, and what the

A SENTIMENTALsonnet to eggs and bacon; poem remains there. Death of Cadijah re

eggs might have been; or there is enough lated to him. Mohammed visits his mother's sepulchre. should feel —alas! that men who feel should

for an elegy. Alas! that men who eat Sale, v. 1, p. 263. The famous miracle of the mountain.

eat. Why not have an air-diet infused ! The people before one of the battles de- / Pig—his happiness. The stye, his home, and

its domestic joys. The cock, his plumage, mand of him angelic aid ; then he calls the

and—“sweet at early morn, his cockadoomountain, and applies the fact by showing

dledoo." that the miracle is not wanted—“ Are ye science, o bacon, nor in my stomach.

Ghosts. Rise neither in my connot men and valiant ?' Zeinab, the Jewess, who attempted to

The enigrant. Description of a priest poison Mohammed at Kaibar, may be made walking alone, a good and pious man. The

rabble of ex-nobles. Charity of England; a striking personage.

in the day of her visitation may that be Okail, the brother of Ali, deserted him

remembered. in his latter difficulties.

Meditations on an empty purse. Ziad, the brother of Moawiyah, from his

Iroquois. Their complaint in captivity. bastard birth called Ben Abihi-Son of the

Their address to the dead. Unknown, continued attached to Ali's

The praise of a savage life. cause, even after his death. Obeidallah,

Ballad of the man at Stroud who was [Hosein was his son] the destroyer of Ab

almost killed by his ass. darrahman, son of Caled, and inheritor of his zeal and courage, was poisoned by com

Euthymus and the demon Lybas.

Winter. How we will welcome him. mand of Moawiyah.

Consecration of our new house. The Beder Books. Mohammed in the

Winter walk. Companion to the Midvalley awaiting his scouts. Thus the thread

summer meditations. is unbroken, and the boasts of Abu Sophian

To an old pair of shoes, showing the explain the Koreish transactions. The mountain miracle. Al-Abbas leading the possible inconvenience but absolute necespursuit when the Moslem gives way, is first sity of having a new pair.

To health. struck by the action of his nephew, half

The defeat of Attila. doubtful before. Pursuit of the caravan. Sebana and Miriam, of Egypt, among the

The spider, a metaphysician. The silk

worm feeds first and spins afterwards. captives. Miriam must feel respect and ad

The cold in my head. French blackmiration for the enthusiast; but it is after

smith. Ode. the defeat and danger of Ohud, that his fearless yet wise fanaticism infects her, and

I Some of these the reader will find worked makes her at once believe and love.

up in his Poems, e. g.“ The Pig,” p. 162. HuThe death of Otaiba may be connected

rou's Address to the Dead," p. 132. Ed. in one with the ambush and conversion of Amru. volume.-J. W. W.

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