Imágenes de páginas

The camp, my cavern, the legend of the MARULLE de Stilimene. The Turks under building to which there leads no path, Cook's Soliman Bassa attacked Coccin, the capital folly and its tale, the suicide at Sea-Mills. of the isle. They forced the gate, the comTrenchard and Gordon. Chatterton. Bris- bat was fierce in the gateway, and the wotol, too, might have its fame. And Ashton men fought. Marulle was wounded by the might be mentioned. The hot wells, and same blow that slew her father the goverthose who come to die there.

nor. She seized his shield and buckler, and

repelled the foe. On the morrow the VeThe devil once came to St. Antony to netian commander arrived to relieve the ask why people abused him for all their isle, and found them safe. In the name of wickedness, when their own corrupt nature

the senate he adopted Marulle, desired her was the cause. Applied to Pitt.

to choose among his captains a husband,

and promised a dowry from the state. “A The glow-worm.

good captain," she replied, “ might be a bad

father, and that the field of battle was not Sonnet to the pocket-handkerchief of the place to choose a husband.” This story one's mistress.5

has suggested to me the idea of dramatizing

in single scenes such subjects as are not in ECLOGUE. The spirit of a monk and a themselves enough for whole plays. Didradevil. The monk stiflly refusing to go with the fiend, a wandering angel hears the dispute; it is concluded by allowing the monk When the Turks were on the point of his own psalm-singing heaven.

taking Sigeth, 1566, an Hungarian was

about to kill his wife, to preserve her from An old woman's snuff-box.6

violation. She bids him not have the guilt

of murder, arms herself, goes with him to Love elegy. On Delia's hair. What battle, and dies with him. A Didrama.Cupid makes of it. Happy the comb, the Imp. Hist. p.

692. barber, the curling-paper. The bear who died for his grease.


SonNet on an old quid of tobacco.

Little Poems.

Love elegy. The poet has stolen a lock SANCIE de Navarre. Sancho, king of of Delia's hair, and finds he has spoilt her Navarre, was slain in combat by Gonzales, wig

Count of Castille. Theresa, sister of the

slain, wife of the king of Leon, vowed reSylphs, dip your gossamer pencils in her venge. To get him into her power, she encheek, to tinge the rose; scent the violets tered into a treaty of marriage for him and with her breath. Gnomes, bring up your her sister Sancie. Gonzales repaired to Nadiamonds to ripen from her eye-beams. Sa- varre to the marriage. Gercias, the king, an lamanders, bask in her looks. Light from accomplice in Theresa's plot, seized him on her eye, the glow-worm. Nymphs, catch his arrival, fettered and dungeoned him. her tear to make pearls.5

Sancie visited him in prison, kept her plight

ed faith, delivered and married him. 6 The reader will find all these hints worked up in The Amatory Poems of Abel Shufflebottom,

Le Moyne. La Galerie, p. 150. pp. 114–416.

* These are probably worked up under “ Snuff," p. 161.

J. W. W. CONSTANCE. Barri de S. Aunez, her husband. St. Foix. Françoise de Cezeley. Dame de Barry. La Galerie, p. 298.

INSCRIPTION. Taunton and Judge Jefferies.3

The American Indians' death-song.

For the market-place at Rouen.

The Peruvian's dirge over the body of

For Old Sarum. Addressed to a fohis father, stolen from the Spaniards' ce

reigner. What must be the privileges of metery.

English subjects, when the old pauper there

sends two Members to Parliament ! HALCYONE, a Monodrama.

For St. Domingo and Mr. Pitt. The oak of the forest.' Its trunk was strong, and the swine fed under its boughs;

To a book-worm, that had eat my Sidbut the ivy clung round it, and as the oak ney's Arcadia. Why not go to such and decayed, the woodman, instead of lopping such books. away the parasite plant, hewed off its broad

The weathercock. Could I copy thee, I boughs.

also might ornament the church. MYTHOLOGICAL sketches. Greenland.

For where Jane Shore died. Lapland. Japan. N. American. Celtic. The last little known, the rest new to poetry. Eclogue. Describing the new clergyman

Also characteristic poems of their man- of a village, as contrasted with his prede



A LADY stayed to dress herself, instead

BALLAD. The single combat between of going to church in time. Mass was half the dog and the murderer of his master. over as she came to the church door, and a troop of little devils were dancing on her

The pigs Not ugly. His eyes, pignsnies, long train.

that see the wind. His ears. His tail curled

like hop-tendrils, or a lady's hair. Aptitude St. James of Nisibis was abused by some

of parts. Pig a philosopher, and without young girls washing at a fountain. He made prejudices. What is dirt ? Berkleian hythem all old and ugly.

pothesis sublimely introduced. Pig a de

mocrat, and right obstinate. Pig an aristoINSCRIPTION for the prison-room of Sa

crat, seeking to profit himself dirtily. Man vage.

not so wise in life, not so useful in death.

Pig the victim of society. Wild boar. Pig The glow-worm. Shines in the dark, - unfortunate. The sow-gelder's horn. Tythe like certain men of letters. “With love, the pig, learned pig, brawn pig, pig's chitterlight of love." Exposed to danger, &c.

lins, black puddings. Smell of the bean

flowers. Bacon. Pig's ringed nose, earKing William's Cove. Torbay. Where rings, but the pig does not conceive his to le landed. The precedent.

be an ornament. Pig's yoke, his cravatt,

The ebb tide? more rapid than the flood, -so with human happiness and human vir


3 See Inscription,“For a Monument at Taun. ton," p. 172.

* See ESPRIELLA's Letters, vol. i. p. 55, third edit. • See “The Pig, a colloquial Poem,” p. 162.

J. W. w.

See“ The Oak ofour Fathers,Poems, p. 123. ? See Poems, p. 230.

J. W. W.

pillory, or necklace. Pig's pettytoes. Pigs the protection of society. Piggy grunt not stink, there is no stink. Offer the pig thy ungratefully. Remember your stye, your smelling-bottle. Moses the pig's friend. His grains, your wash. Besides, you are so useface,-see it rouged with saltpetre, and ful! dressed.

FusEli's pictures. Music,—my own feelings. The harp, the

MARY Hayes's Female Biography. organ. Military music, its damned abuse. The female voice. Stage singing, how loath

THE barber. What would be the fine

gentleman and fine lady without him ? the I would not live over my youth again." counsellor, the schoolmaster, the judge ? In Its pains are real, its pleasures unsatisfac

company the judge's assertions would be tory. Fear and uncertainty damp all its his wig he is Jove without his thunder. Ve

confuted, but with the wig on! Without hopes.

nus uncestused, Phæbus unbeamed. ImA LITTLE while, and I shall be at home. portance of the barber in society. If I had lost thee, so wearily should I en

INDOLENCE, I want not thee, but thy sisdure life as now this absence.

ter Leisure.


The old woman's snuff-box, the most in

A POEM upon the necessity of writing a nocent sensuality, and the last, perhaps too poem. Like Mendoça's sonnet, done in the greatest advantage as yet of Columbus's writing upon it, but to conclude with the discovery. The fine lady's snuff; the fine point that so life passes in resolving how to gentleman's; the doctor's; the schoolmas- live. ter's; but the old woman reconciles me to it. Snuff the only way of satisfying the It was my faith that the spirits of good smell-sense.

men beheld the earth, and received their

fame with delight, deriving happiness from A WOMAN-SERVANT of Mrs. Lockyers, the welfare of their friends, posterity, and about eight years ago, delivered herself of country. Hampden and Sidney! may I still a dead child, it was supposed and admitted believe this,-or would not the sight of Engon her trial,—whose body she was discovered land inflict a pang to the beatified patriot? burning at night. This will balladize. A Hampden and Sidney! it is so; ye behold madwoman in the snow.

the patriot's effort, ye look to his triumph,

and the regeneration of your native land. The bee, a fool, because he does not want the honey, and because he will be plundered To a dancing bear. The slave trade arof it.3

guments. The animal is happier than if

wild. He would have been killed if he had A wasp trying to fly through the window. not been taught to dance. As an inferior

animal, it is right to make him contribute To a troublesome tooth.

to our use. Everything was made for man;

now what can the bear be made for, except Ringing a pig's nose. The pork must to dance, and for his pomatum ? Baiting. give up some of his natural rights to enjoy Not the owner's interest to injure him; ergo, A TOAD. A coxcomb fool-faced jack-a- | in his own resources, compared to a bear in napes calling him ugly and useless ! winter sucking his paws. Ods to Recovery."

he is not baited.

3 Ibid.

I See Poems, p. 130.
3 Ibid. p. 126.

J. W. W.

• Ibid. p. 163.-J. W. W.

FIELD of corn in a wet season. Descrip

tive sonnet,—and the point, alas ! how small INSCRIPTION. Bangor. The massacre.

will be the sixpenny loaf!

HOPE,-a mixed being,-a sort of demi- The lyrical manner elucidated in an ode devil, sporting with the ignis-fatuus, buoy- upon a Gooseberry Pie. Growth of the ing the wrecked sailor to prolong his pain. wheat, and its processes. Whence the water The tormentor of Tantalus.

The sugar and slave trade. The

fruit. And didst thou scratch thy tender The Spaniard who killed Piso. Ballad. arms, &c. O gatherer ?


Araucan song during the thunder-storm.? A BALLAD of the devil walking abroad to

look at his stock on earth,-counting the Birth of Sommona. Codom. A Japa- young of the viper, -seeing a navy,—a renese hymn.

view,-going to church,—and at last, hear

ing the division in the House of Commons. The yew tree cut into a peacock.

A cow chewing the cud. Reflection in Soxnet. Summer wet. Autumn richer, solitude. so the difficulties of manhood ameliorate maturity.

AMATORY sonnets, by Abel Shufflebot

tom. A query whether he has not a double The seagull. As he rises on the waves, identity, because he sees his Delia though so should man ride unruffled on the storm she is far away. of fortune.

Dirge of the American widow by the To a volunteer who conceives himself the mourning war-pole. Buonaparte of the corporation. Half comic till the close,—that in death his folly will be ECLOGUE. The long road-elms on the preferable to their guilt.

common near Wellington cut down. They

were the only shelter. A man, who was carABERFFRAW. Inscription.

rying his child, and his wife sat on the trunk

of one, and the boughs rose over them, and INSCRIPTION. Evesham. Montford.

gave the last shadow of the yet unwithered

leaves. Camma. Narrative.

My forefathers. A deeply interesting To the memory of Camoens.

poem of domestic feelings might be made

under this title. The sugar maple.

Song of the Old Chikkasah to his grandODE. Rodrigo in the enchanted tower.

son, by the mourning war-pole of his son.6

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I would I were that reverend gentleman, serpent neck, and reclines his head between with gold-laced hat and golden-headed cane, his wings. His wings are a little opened, that hangs in Delia's parlour. For Delia as sail-like to catch the wind; his breast sits opposite him, and his eyes are always protruded like a prow. This bird is beaufixed on her unblamed.

tiful from its colour and habits; for it is

clumsy in shape, and of most foul physiog. SONNET. A pigeon. It is pleasant to see nomy; there is such a snakishness in its eye his pouting breast, and the rainbow gloss of and head, as well as neck. his neck, and his red feet, and his tumbling “ The swan arch'd back his snakey neck, in the air; but pleasanter to see his feet

And his proud head reclin'd sticking up through a pie-crust.

Between his wings, now half unclos'd

Like sails to catch the wind. SONNET. The rainbow. Did not that The waters yielded to his breast, bow of the covenant confirm us that the

Protruded like a prow, world should no more be destroyed by water?

And still they roar'd as strong he oar'd England! thy navy would not be permitted

With sable feet below."-For Rudiger.3 to exist, for a three-decker might defy the deluge.

The leaves of the holly are prickly only Draw not the picture of Delia ! thou

when they are within reach of cattle; higher wilt make me detest thee as a blasphemer, smooth, more tapering, as having lost their

up they preserve their waviness, but are and thou wilt tempt all the world beside to angular points, and ending in a point. Some idolatry.

of the mid-height leaves, with the taper DELIA playing cup and ball,-methought

shape of the upper ones, retain three, two, my heart was the ball, and the point on which

or one point. The leaf is very beautiful, the

middle fibre beautifully varying by its lighter she caught it, Cupid's arrow.

hue from the dark glossy green. The lower INSCRIPTION. Kenwith Castle.

side is pale-greyish, and shows the thickness of the leaf.4

BEAUTIFUL appearance of an ash when Images.

the moon shines through it, particularly its Green of the copse-covered hill, broken edge. like the waters of a still lake.

The moon seems to roll through the rifted EVENING. A flight of small birds only

clouds. visible by the glitter of their wings.

The insect that makes a six spotted shade In the evening the harshest sounds are is not a spider. It has four long legs, and harmonised by distance. The very bark of two short ones in front. It seems to use a far-off dog is musical.

the long legs like oars.

August 25. It is the plane that hangs down its globular seeds. The swan in swimming

arches back his Poems, p. 114. 3 Ibid. p. 134.

J. W. W.

Oct. 2. The ivy now begins to blossom, the flower appears globular. What is afterwards the berry, is now of an olive colour,


3 See Ballad, p. 420. The reader will observe that these stanzas were not used, p. 420. Poems, p. 129.

J. W. W.

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