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CONTENTS OF VOLUME ONE.

.....291

202 | Martyrs

... 37

A.

Mozart's Opera of Nozze di Figaro....... ......251

Adventure in Havana, a Tale......

20 Master Humphrey's Clock 281, 356, 423, 497, 538
Approved method of Setting Houses on Fire.........102

.601, 628, 656, 667, 685
Art of Rising....

248 | Maria Romero..
Angels, a Sermon, by Rev. J. H.Newman..

.475
Abd-el-Kader....
266 | Merchant's Ward, a true story

.558

American Romance.

405

N.

Advice to Lovers, by Cobbett..

476

November.....
Antonio Canova...
.523

..119

Narrow Escape, a tale of truth....
Annie Deer, a tale by James...

596

National Humiliation, a Sermon by Pierpont.. .289
Bachelors.....

585
Napoleon's Second Crown....

111

Bellina and his Music...

224

0.

.352

Beauty of Sopinberg, by Miss Sedgwick.

234 Observations on Music.....
Body-Snatchers ...

287

P.

Battle with Elephants..

..308 Pic-Nic on the Hudson......

29

Beatrice Merger...

.556 Peter Klaus, a German Legend.

38

C.

Printer's Devil..............

54

Cartouche, the Bandit......

25 | Philosophy of Humbug

83

Crossed in Love, a Story...

31 Poems by Washington Allston..

87

Cromwell, Incident in the Life of..

81 Pelayo and the Merchant's Daughter... ......100

Coming Out, a Yankee sketch

99 Public Calamities, a Sermon by Rev. 0. Dewey...... 105

Coward's Bravery......

119 Poor Jack, 169, 209, 241, 300, 371, 393, 489, 560, 616, 641
Circumstantial Evidence, remarkable cases.. .268 Pictures of the French-the Grisette...

..457
Conspiracy of Neamaihla...
583 President Steamship..

..521
Chinese Story...
.689 Popular People. ...

..691

D.

R.

Devil and the Doctor, Irish Legend.......
44 Recollections of a Portrait Painter...

94
Dialogue between my Fiftieth and Twentieth years... 50 Red Seal, a tale of military life

.121

Dreadful Mutiny...

110 Remarkable Conduct of a little Girl....

.249

Dangers of the New-England Coast..

111 Revivals of Religion, a Sermon by Rev. O. Dewey. ..295

Domestic Life, by R. H. Dana..

159 Remains of Napoleon....

.346

Doings in the Metropolis......

.161 Religion of Beauty.

488

Daguerreotype in the Harem..

.238 Reminiscences of the Late War...

574

Dead Man of St. Anne's Chapel..

353, 381, 409

S.

Dangers of Ignorance.
390 Schoolmaster of the old Leaven..

28
Don Giovanni...
.567 St. Valentine's Day.......

..153

E.

Shortness of Life..

189

Emily; Or the Unexpected Meeting...

45 Strange Court Story.

.208

Ethan Allen in England......

.276 Spectre of Tappington, a tale.

,255

Eighteen Girls of Nidwalden, a Legend of 1798..... 269 Story of the Orleans Regency..

265

F.

Sea Child, a Legend.

273

False hood and Truth, A Play, by Mrs. Jameson.... 58 Stanley Thorn..309, 378, 417, 450, 477, 513, 570, 577, 662

Fireman's Trial by Fire...

97 Stormy Petrel....

391

G.

T.

Glow Worm-a Legend...

52 The Proud Ladye, a Tale....

3

German Duel.....

.307 The King's Page do.....

5

Gastronomy..

401 The Woodcutter do....

8

Glencoe, A Tragedy, by Talfourd....

434 The Bride

do....

13

Get Married...

.576 The Beacon

do....

1

H.

The Library

36

How to Pay Rent....
39 The Signal, a Tale...

40
Handel, a biographical sketch.
.251 The Old Lady, a Fragment

71
Hantsmen's Chorus...
272 The Inquest, a thrilling story.

73
Haydn in a Storm..

.294 The Money Lender...... ....................... 77

I.

The Secret, a Tale from the French.................

92

Isaperial Love.....
80 Tragedy of Errors, a tale..

..113

Liion in Heaven....

183 The Uncle, a play, by Mrs. Jameson.......... ...137

J.

Thoughts upon Asses.i..

191

James Smith, anthor of Rejected Addresses..

345 Tower of London.......... . 196, 217, 225, 323, 337, 412

Jelly Miller of the Windmill ..

.512

.465, 529, 587, 623, 652, 675
K.
Tragedy from Life..

280
Knight of Malta, by W. Irving..
.. 154 The Model

.347

L.

Too Late......

459

Legend of New York,

88 Travelling Companions,

474

Lady Ravelgold..

177 To-Morrow

487

Lesson in Dancing.

254 The Wife......

525

Last Moments of Lady Hester Stanhope....

..........286

V.

Landing of Columbus.............................336 Vesuvius, Herculanæum and Pompeii

, in 1840...... 391

Last Hours of the King of Prussia...................
.461 Von Wrangles Siberian Expedition....

408

M.

Virgin Wife, a Tale........

484

M-an and Great Figures......

39 Virgin's Fountain, a legend

639

Woes Outwitted, a Tale...........................

89

W.

Vartin Guerre, a story

....................102 Washington, a Revolutionary Incident.

17

Gueries of Human Life...........................
.135 Who could have believed it? ......

49

Lusic of Winter............

..15 Wellington and the Painter of Napoleon....

464

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POETRY.

Returned Exile, a Song....

252

A.

Removal of the Remains of Napoleon

.477

Affliction

83 Regret...

627

Ariette for Music....

268

S.

American Indian Collection..
528 Song of the Hudson....

52

B.

Song, by Thomas Haynes Bailey.

63

Burning Ship at Sea....
.. 109 Song, by Thomas Moore..

87
Bride and the Burial..
....163 Spanish Battle Song....

110
Boat Song..
..195 Soult and Wellington...

110
Bagatelles..
299 Scenes from an Unpublished Play..

127

Ballad—by T. Moore....

.409 Stanzas, &c.....

224, 322, 315, 352, 600

Blandina, the Maid of Lyons....

.476 Sabbath Thought, by Florence Wilson....

..294

Blind Man's Bride-by Mrs. Norton..

.538 Stanzas for Easter Day.

295

C.

Song to Fanny Ellssler..

Cleopatra Embarking on the Cydnus...

25 Song...

.659

Castle by the Sea, by Longfellow.

33

T.

Charades....

- 73, 89, 136, 218, 330 The Two Homes .......

Curse of Cain...

234 The Wife to the Wooer..

16

Corn Fields, by Mary Howitt.

..276 The Daughter's Request..

16

Chapel of the Infanticide....

525 The Lady Bird's Bazaar..

17

D.

The Hudson for Ever....

28

Dialogue between To-day, To-morrow and the Past....649 The Unwilling Bride....

29

E.

The Albatross ...

38

Everlasting Rose

.265 The Beleaguered City, by Longfellow.

44

Epistle to Kate....

.474 The Forsaken Wife...

53

F.
To an Æolian Harp..

51

Forget Me Not.....

33 To the Memory of L. E. L......

81

Fishing Song of Shetland..

36 To Alura .....

89

Flowers at Sea, by Mrs. Abdy

85 The Buccaneer, by R. H. Dana..

129

Fancy Ball.

136 The Separation, by W. M. Praed

.155

Do, in New York.

206 They met but once-a Song ..

.205

For Life—from the German......
.166 The Elm Tree, by A. B. Street....

240

Falls of Tivoli, near Albany.

195 The Forsaken-for Music...

219

G.

The Conjurer....

.250

Good Night, by W. M. Praed

53 The Dawn is Breaking o'er us, by Moore..

. 250

Gaspard and Adelaide....

496 The Lover to his Mistress..

.253

H.

The Dying One...

207

Hope, by T. K. Hervey

32 The Three Mighty.'

293

How Cheery are the Mariners, by P. Benjamin 97 The Day was Dark...

305

Hope's Brighter Shore...

.. 167 The Poet's Mistress

100

Hymn to the Creator...

..209 The Prairie Lea...

401

Hymn-to the Unseen Spirit..

.486 The Swallows..

405

Homes and Graves.....

.640 Thunder Storm.

412

Hope and Beauty-To Thyrza.

.584 The Bride's Father-by C. Swain.

461

I.

To the Memory of a Child...

461

I Wandered by the Brook Side..

2 The Nautilus

485

Irish Emigrant's Lament......

54
do by Park Benjamin.

.627

Indian Chase...

..662 The Play Ground-by Eliza Cook.

.512

J.

The Poet's Choice....

Jerusalem
..253 The Three Sons

556
Josephine, by W. M. Praed

204 Temple and Fountain of Sanwhah-by L. E. L... 552

L.

The Game at Chess, by Lyman Blanchard.....

.615

Life, from the German of Fred. Wetzell..

19

V.

Loveliness, by T. K. Hervey.....

49 Venice, a Fragment....

3

Laugh and get Fat......
112 Verses, by John Neal....

.272

Language of Flowers, by Thomas Moore..

..195

w.

Light of the Lighthouse, by Epes Sargent.. ..332 War of the League ....

10

Lady Hester Stanhope...

..560 Wreck of the Hesperus, by Longfellow

99

M.

Waters of Life, by James Montgomery.

. 154

Mary, by Park Benjamin..
81 War Song, by John Neal

292

Moncontour-a Song of the Huguenots.

100 Wintergreen

.615

Magic Mirror....

. 161

Musical Box-a Song..

.221

MUSIC.

Morn at Sea, by Jas. Aldrich.

Fading Flowers.
.294

. 108
My Mother's Grave........

..434

Lily on Liquid Roses Floating.
Melancholy Musings......

..528
A Boon from Heaven....

222
Moonlighi, from the German

Long, Long Ago....

278

N.

Beautiful Spring....

.234

New England, dear New England

Oh, Love, when the Sorrow-Clouds Lower.

. 102

.350

Nature's Gentleman-by Eliza Cook.....

.511

The Lexington Waltz

0.

The Rose of Cashmere

On a Portrait of Lady Hugh Campbell..

7

Oh, bid me not that strain to sing.

526

Old Man's Counsel, by Bryant...

238

Where's the Snow, the Summer Snow

.630

Oak Trees, from the German..

.251

EMBELLISHMENTS.
Origen of Mint Juleps.....

.....293

Portrait of Fitz-Greene Halleck.

Ode-The Last Separation-by E. L. Bulwer, Bart....684

Drawing the Net.

On a Lady, Slandered ...

.691

Telling Yarns.

P.

Magog's Courtship.
Palinodia, by W. M. Praed.

Landing of Columbus,
Pet Plant-under a Hedge...

. 292

Jack Heaving the Lead.
R.

Grisette.
Return of the Helvetians

Steamship President.
Reasons for Risibility ....

. 153

Rescue.

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THE

E V ER GREEN.

VOL. I.

JANUARY, 1840.

No. 1.

BY WILLIAM C. BRYANT.

THE WRITINGS OF FITZ-GREENE HALLECK. 90 soft and tender that you willingly yield yourself up to the

feeling of pathos, or to the sense of beauty it inspires, he surThe reader is herewith presented with a portrait of one of prises you with an irresistible stroke of ridicule. our most eminent poets, skilfully engraved from a painting by

" As if himself he did disdain, one of our first artists. The friends of Halleck wtll admire in

And mock the form he did but feign;" it the strength of the likeness, and those who have never seen the original will at least acknowledge the highly intellectual had raised, and took pleasure in showing the reader that it

as if he looked with no regard upon the fair poetical vision he expression which lights up the features. Halleck is one of the most generally admired of all our poets, which is his peculiar endowment, accumulates graceful and

was but a cheat. Sometimes the poet, with that aerial facility and he possesses what no other does, a decided local popularity. He is the favorite poet of the city of New-York, where agreeable images in a strain of irony so fine, that did not the his name is cherished with a peculiar fondness and enthusiasm. subject compel you to receive it as irony, you would take it It furnishes a standing and ever-ready allusion to all who for a beautiful passage of serious poetry—so beautiful, that would speak of American literature, and is familiar in the you are tempted to regret that he is not in earnest, and that mouths of hundreds who would be seriously puzzled if asked phrases so exquisitely chosen, and poetic colouring so bril

liant, should be employed to embellish subjects to which they to name any other American poet. The verses of others may do not properly belong. At other times, he produces the efmay be found in the hands of persons who possess some tinc- fect of wit by dexterous allusions to contemporaneous events, tare of polite literature--young men pursuing their studies, or

introduced as illustrations of the main subject, with all the young ladies with whom the age of romance is not yet past; unconscious gracefulness of the most animated and familiar but those of Halleck are read by people of the humblest degrees of literary pretension, and are equally admired in Bond by bringing the nobleness of the ideal world into comparison

conversation. He delights in ludicrous contrasts, produced street and the Bowery. There are numbers who regularly with the homeliness of the actual; the beauty and grace of attribute to his pen every anonymous poem in the newspapers, nature with the awkwardness of art. He venerates the past in which an attempt at humor is evident, who" know him by and laughs at the present. He looks at them through a mehis style," and whose delight at the supposed wit is hightened dium which Jends to the former the charm of romance, and almost to transport by the self-complacency of having made the discovery. His reputation, however, is not injured by exaggerates the deformity of the latter. these mistakes, for the verses by which they are occasioned ble for the melody of the numbers. It is not the melody of

Halleck's poetry, whether serious or sprightly, is remarkaare soon forgotten, and his fame rests firmly on the compo- monotonous and strictly regular measurement. His verse is sitions which are known to be his. The high degree of local popularity has, for one of its constructed to please an ear naturally fine, and accustomed to

a wide range of metrical modulation. It is as different from czulses, the peculiar subjects of many of the poems of Halleck, that painfully-balanced versification, that uniform succession of relating, as they do, to persons and things and events, with iambicks, closing the scene with the couplet, which some wriwhich everybody in New-York is more or less acquainted ;

ters practise, and some critics praise, as the note of the thrush shjects which are constantly before the eyes, and matters

is unlike that of the cuckoo. Halleck is familiar with those which are the talk of every fireside. The poems written by general rules and principles which are the basis of metrical him, in conjunction with his friend, Doctor Drake, for the Evening Post, in the year 1819, under the signature of harmony; and his own unerring taste has taught him the exCroaker, and Croaker and Co., and the satirical poem of ceptions which a proper attention to variety demands. He

understands that the rivulet is made musical by obstructions Fanny, are examples of this happy use of the familiar topics in its channel. You will find in no poet, passages which flow of the day. He will pardon this allusion to works he has with a more sweet and liquid smoothness; but he knows very neser publicly acknowledged, but which are attributed to him well that to make this smoothness perceived, and to prevent it by aniversal consent, since, without them, we might miss some from degenerating into monotony, occasionul roughnesses must of the peenliar characteristics of his genius.

be interposed. Halleck's humorous poems are marked with an uncommon ease of versification, a natural, unstudied flow and sweetness leck excels. He has fire, and tenderness, and manly, vigor,

But it is not only in humorous or playful poetry that Halof language, and a careless, Horatian playfulness and felicity and his serious poems are equally admirable with his satirical. of jest, not, however, imitated from Horace, or any other What martial lyric can be finer than the verses on the Death writer. He finds abundant matter for mirth in the peculiar of Marco Bozzaris! We are made spectators of the slumbers state of our society, in the heterogenous population of the city: of the Turkish oppressor, dreaming of “ victory in his guarded "Of every race the mingled swarm,"

tent;" we see the Greek warrior iinging his true-hearted

band of Suliotes in the forest shades; we behold them throwin the affectations of newly-assumed gentility, the ostentation ing themselves into the camp; we hear the shout, the groan, of wealth, the pretensions of successful quackery, and the the sabre-stroke, the death-shot falling thick and fast, and in awkward attempt to blend with the habits of trade an imita- the midst of all, the voice of Bozzaris bilding them to strike top of the inamners of the luxurious and fastidious nobility in boldly for God and their native land. The struggle is long and the world—the nobility of England. Sometimes, in the midst fierce; the ground is piled with Moslem slain; tho Greeks are of a strain of harmonious diction, and soft and tender imagery, ! at length victorious; and, as the brave chief falls bleeding

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Fitz-Greene Halleck— The Two HomesI Wandered by the Brook-side.

Where

BY R. M. MILNES.

from every vein, he hears the proud hurrah of his surviving

THE TWO HOMES. comrades, announcing that the field is won, and he closes his

SEEST thou my home? "T is where yon woods are waving, eyes in death,

In their dark richness, to the sunny air; “Calmly, as to a night's repose."

yon blue stream, a thousand flowers-banks laving!

Leads down the bill a vein of light—'t is there. This picture of the battle is followed by a dirge over the slain

'Mid these green haunts how many a spring lies gleaming, hero-za glorious outporing of lyrical eloquence, worthy to Fringed with the violet, colored by the skieshave been chanted by Pindar or Tyrtæus over one of his an- My boyhood's haunts, through days of summer dreaming, cestors. There is in this poem a freedom, a daring, a fer

Under green leaves, that shook with melodieg. vency, a rapidity, an affluence of thick-coming fancies, that My homo-the spirit of its love is brcathing make it seem like an inspired improvisation, as if the thoughts

In every wind that plays across my track ;

From its white walls, the very tendrils, wreathing, had been divinely breathed into the mind of the poet, and

Seem, with soft links, to draw the wanderer back. uttered themselves, involuntarily, in poetic numbers. We think, 'as we read it, of

There am I loved! therc prayed for! There my mother

Sits by the hearth with meekly thoughtful eye; "The large utterance of the early Gods."

There my young sisters watch to greet their brother

Soon their glad footsteps down the path will fly. If an example is wanted of Halleck's capacity for subjects

There, in sweet strains of kindred music blending, of a gentler nature, let the reader turn to the verses written in

All the bome voices meet at day's decline; the album of an unknown lady, entitled, “Woman.” In a One are those tones, as from one heart ascendingfew brief lines, he has gathered around the name of woman a

There laughs my home-Sad stranger, where is thine ? crowd of delightful associations--all the graces of her sex, Ask'st thou of mine? In solemn peace 't is lying, delightful pictures of domestic happiness and domestic virtues,

Far o'er the deserts and the tombs away ;

"Tis where I, too, am loved with love undying, gentle affections, pious cares, smiles and tears, that bless and

And fond hearts wait my step-but where are they?
heal,
* And earth's lost paradise restored,

Ask where the earth's departed have their dwelling,
In the green bower of home.”

Ask of thc clouds, the stars, the trackless air ;

I know it not, yet trust the whisper telling * Red Jacket' is a poem of a yet different kind; a poem of

My lonely heart, that love unchanged is there. manly vigor of sentiment, noble versificativn, strong expres- And what is home? and where but with the living? sion, and great power in the delineation of character-the Happy thou art, and so canst gaze on thine ; whole dashed off with great appearance of freedom, and de

My spirit feels, but in its wcary roving

That with the dead, where'er they be-is mine. lightfully tempered with the sattirical vein of the author.Some British periodical lately published, contains a criticism

Go to thy homo, rejoicing son and brother;

Bear in fresh gladness to the household scene : on American literature, in whish it is arrogantly asserted that

For me, too, watch the sister and the mother, Campbell's Outalissi is altogether the best portraiture of the

I will believe-but dark seas roll between. mind and manners of an American savage which is to be found in English verse. The critic must have spoken without much knowledge of his subject. He certainly could never have read

I WANDERED BY THE BROOK-SIDE. Hallock's Read Jacket. Campbell's Outalissi is very well. He is a 'stoic of the woods,' and nothing more; an Epictetus

I wandered by the brook-side, put into a blanket and leggins, and translated to the forests of

I wandered by the mill, Pennsylvania ; but he is no Indian. Red Jacket is the very

I could not hear the brook flow, savage of our wilderness. Outalissi is a fancy sketch of few

The noisy wheel was still. lineaments. He is brave, faithful and affectionate, concealing

There was no burr of grasshopper, these qualities under an exterior of insensibility. Red Jacket

No chirp of any bird has the spirit and variety of a portrait from nature. He has

But the beating of my own heart all the savage virtues and savage vices, and the rude and

Was all the sound I heard. strong qualities of mind which belong to a warrior, a chief, and an orator of the aboriginal stock. He is set before us

I sat beneath the elm-tree, with sinewy limbs, gentle voice, motions graceful as a bird's

I watched the long, long shade, in air, an air of command, inspiring deference; brave, cun

And as it grew still longer, ning, cruel, vindictive, eloquent, skilful to dissemble, and ter

I did not feel afraid ; rible when the moment of dissembling is passed, as the wild

For I listened for a foot-fall, beasts or the tempests of his own wilderness.

I listened for a word A poem which, without being the best he has written, unites

But the beating of my own heart many of the different qualities of Halleck's manner, is that

Was all the sound I heard. entitled “Ainwick Castle.' The rich imagery, the airy me.

He came not-no, he came not, lody of verse, the grace of language which belong to his seri

The night came on alone, ous poems, are to be found in the first half of the poem, which

The little stars sat one by one, relates to the beautiful scenery and venerable traditions of the

Each on his golden throne; old home of the Percys; while the author's vein of gey hu

The evening air past by my cheek, mor, fertile in mirthful allusion, is witnessed in the conclusion,

The leaves above wore stirred, in which he descends to the homely and peaceful occupations

But the beating of my own heart of its present proprietors.

Was all the sound I heard. Whoever undertakes the examination of Halleck's poetical character will naturally wish for a greater number of examples

Fast, silent tears were flowing, from which to collect an estimate of his powers. He has

When something stood behind, gviven us only samples of what he can do. His verses are

A hand was on my shoulder, like passages of some mighty choral melody, heard in the

I knew its touch was kind! brief intervals between the opening and shutting of the doo.no

It drew me nearer-nearerof a temple. Why does he not more frequently employ the

We did not speak a word, powers with which he is so eminently gifted? He should

But the beating of our own hearts know that such faculties are invigorated and enlarged and

Was all the sound we heard. rendered ohedient to the will by exercise. He need not be afraid of not equaling what he has already written. He will HYDRANGEA.-It may not be known to many of our readers excel himself, if he applies his powers, with an earnest and that this flower, which is usually of a pink color, may be made resolute purpose, to the work which justice to his own fame to come out a beautiful rich blue, by the simple means of filldemands of him. There are heroes of cer own history who ing the pot or box with the swamp or bog earth. Common deserve to be embalmed for immortality in strains as noble as garden loam produces the pink. The discovery of producing those which celebrate the death of Marco Bozzaris; and Hal- the blue was accidentally made by a friend of ours, by whom it leck has shown how powerfully he can appeal to our acts of was some time since communicated to us. We have repeated patriotism, in his "Field of the Grounded Arms,” a poem the experiment this season with good success, and now name which has only been prevented from being universally popular the fact, that the lovers of variety may take advantage of it. by the peculiar measure in which it is written.

The plant may be shifted very early in the spring.

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