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(Lond. Lit. Gaz.) To Mr. Bowring's extensive knowledge of Linen bleacber-noiseless stroller living languages and poetical vein, the All observer ---gilding all; British public is already indebted for some Dust disturber-planet rollervery pleasing contributions to the stock of Traveller's friend, and day-break's callpolite literature; and by the present vol. ume, he has increased the obligation. It
Let thy flashes be directed has always been notorious to literary men,
To the waste, from me aloof; that the writers of Holland (with the ex
I am from their heat protected ception of a few great pames) are less fa By my sheltering linden-roof. miliar in this country than the writers of When thy Dog-star, first appearing, more distant nations, authors of less valua Casts around his scorching eye, ble works, and in toogues with less affinity Here, no more his anger fearing, to our own. Mr. Bowring's publication Him I call, and him defy. will, we trust, partly remove this anomaly, and by making English readers better ac
Yes! let all the mists, exbaling quainted with the poetry of their Dutch
From the marsbes, meet and blend; neighbours, show them that even in that
Let them all, at once assailing, land of fogs and flatness the Muses have
In one giant mass descend. had worthy votaries, and Parnassus a
Still at rest, and uncomplaining, local site.
Nor of aught that falls afraid, Our first is from the justly admired Joost Cool in heat, and when 'tis raining van den Vondel:
Dry beneath my linden-shade.
Sun and flocks have homeward wended,
Wrapt in shade is every bough;
Maiden's charms are equal now.
Eyes alike in beauty share;
Every mouth is just as fair.
INFANT fairest-beauty rarest
Who repairest from above;
Lights us with a beavenly love.
Wherefore learn not to be blest ?
I an angel, and at rest.
Still caress thee, though I'm fled :
Of bright glory on thy head.
Dreams that blind thee in their glare:
Heaven invites thee-I am there!
The following, from Huijgens is peculiarly characteristic, and Dutch :
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MAER DE VROEGH-TIJD IS VERLOOPEN.
SWIFTLY is the morn-tide fleeting,
On my willing mise I'll call, For the sun is now retreating
To his golden southern ball : Morning's crowds are all departed
From the thickly-peopled street; All the city's walks deserted,
Shady solitudes to greet. But by thee I'll not be driven,
Fiercely shining lamp on highMeasurer of our days from heaven
Year-disposer-glorious eye; Mist-absorber-spring returner
Day-prolonger-summer's mate; Beast-annoyer-visage-burner
Fair one's spoiler-maiden's hate; Cloud disperser-darkness-breaker
Moon-surpriser-starlight thief; Torch-conductor-shadow-maker
Rogue discoverereyes' relief;
DOWN Dee-side came Inveraye
Whistling and playing, And called loud at Brackley gate
Ere the day dawning : "Come Gordon of Brackley,
Proud Gordon, come down ; There's a sword at your thresbold Mair sharp than your own.
2. * Arise, now, gay Gordon,"
His lady 'gan cry, * Look here is bold Inveraye
Driving your kye." * How can I go, lady,
And win thom agen? I bare but ae sword,
And rude Inveraye ten."
Wi' swords and wi' daggers
They rush'd on him rude; . The twa bonnie Gordons
Lie bathed in their blude. Frae the source of the Dee,
To the mouth of the Spey, The Gordons mourn for him And curse Inveraye.
7. 0! were ye at Brackley ?
And what saw ye there? Was his young widow weeping
And tearing her hair? I look'd in at Brackley,
I look'd in, and, O! There was mirth, there was feasting, . But nothing of woe.
* Arise up, my maidens,
With roke and with fan; How bless'd would I been
Had I married a man ! Arise up, my maidens,
Take spear and take sword Go inilk tbe ewes, Gordon,
And I shall be lord.”
The Gordon sprung up
With his helm on his head,
And his thigh on his steed;
Thirty and three ;
Save his brother and be ;
Did never blade draw,
Woe is me what is twa. -27 ATHENEUM VOL. 1. new series.
As a rose bloom'd the lady,
And blythe as a bride;
Smiled by her side ; ;
As she ne'er feasted lord, While the blood of her husband Was moist on his sword.
9. In her chamber she kept him
Till morning grew gray, Through the dark woods of Brackley
She show'd him the way: “ Yon wild hill," she said,
“Where the sun's shining on, Is the hill of Glentanpar, Now kiss and begone."
10. There is grief in the cottage,
There's mirth in the ha',
That's dead and awa.;
And the flower to the plain,
They come never again.
(sel. Mag.) ON NUTRITION, RESPIRATION, AND THE CIRCULATION OF THE BLOOD. THE body is nourished by the fol- called the thorax, or chest, which is
lowing process. The food, when under the ribs. taken into the mouth, is first mastica. The heart is composed of four strong ted and mixed with the saliva, (a fluid muscular cavities, or bags. Two of secreted from the blood by glands situ- these cavities receive the blood from ated under the angles of the jaw, under the veins, and are called auricles; and the tongue, &c. called the salivary the other two.expel it into the arteries, glands,) and is then thrown over the and are called the ventricles of the windpipe into a muscular bag called heart. The lungs are an assemblage the pharynx. This action of swallow. of blood vessels and air vessels.-ing, or deglutition, is a very complex The trunk of the air-vessels is the action, requiring the use of the tongue trachea, or wind-pipe, which ramifies and a number of other muscles situated into innumerable branches, and ends about the throat. The pharynx is the in small cells, which are filled with beginning of a large canal, called the air every time we draw in our @sophagus, or gullet, down which the breath. The principal blood-vessels of masticated food passes into the sto- the lungs are the pulmonary artery and mach. In the stomach the process of vein, which also ramify into innumeradigestion takes place, which is a kind ble branches ; the minuter branches of of solution of all the parts of our food which spread upon the air-cells, and capable of being dissolved by a liquid come in contact with the air taken in called the gastric juice, which is pre- by the breath. It has been noticed, pared by the coats of the stomach, or that the blood is not fit for the nutrition small glands situated in its inner sur- of the body till it has passed through face. Soon after the food passes out the lungs and undergone an important of the lower orifice of the stomach, it change necessary for animal life. We mixes with two fluids- the bile, from therefore find, that the lungs themselves the liver and gall-bladder, and the pan. are not nourished by the blood which creatic juice, from a gland called the passes through them by the pulmonary pancreas, or sweetbread. These flu- vessels, but by other vessels appropriaids further assimilate, and animalize ted for their nourishment, called the the aliment, and perfect digestion, Af- bronchial artery and vein. ter this, an infinite nunber of absorb. After the digestion of our food, we ent vessels, called lacteals, (which are have shown that the chyle taken up by spread on the coats of all the intestines, the absorbent vessels is carried into the or bowels,) begin to suck up and ab- veins, by which it is brought to the sorb all the nutritious part of the ali- right auricle of the heart : from thence ment, now called chyle, and convey it it passes into the right ventricle ; the into the veins, where it mixes with the blood, distending the ventricle, instantblood. The dregs of the food from ly stimulates it to a contraction, or syswhich the chyle is absorbed, pass on tole. This throws the blood into the through the intestines, and are then cast pulmonary artery, in which it circulates out as useless.
through every part of the lungs, from The blood, although in this manner the extreme branches of the pulmonareplenished with the chyle, is not fit ry artery, till it is taken up by the ex. for the nourishment of the body, until treme branches of the pulmonary vein, it has undergone a very important by which it soon falls into the left auri change in its passage through the lungs. cle of the heart, and from thence into This leads us to two of the principal the left ventricle. functions of the animal body-respira. The chyle having now with the tion, and the circulation of the blood. blood passed through the lungs, and be
These functions are performed by ing completely animalized and fit for the the heart and lungs; organs which are nutrition of the body, is thrown by the seated in and fill that cavity in the body contraction of the left ventricle into a
large artery called the aorta, which dis- from the air, and convey it to the blood; tributes its branches to every part of and by this process, a quantity of latent the body for its nourishment, from the heat is conveyed into the system, extreme branches of veins ; by which which is the principal cause of animal it falls back into larger and larger veins, heat. till it arrives at the right auricle of the In describing these two important heart again, where all the veins terminate. functions-respiration, and the circula
It has never yet been known what tion of the blood, we have said nothing is the important change which the of the beautiful mechanism by which, blood undergoes in its passage through as the minute anatomy of these organs the lungs. We know that when it en- shows us, these effects are produced in ters the lungs by the pulmonary artery, the most wonderful manner. In this, it is of a dark livid or blue colour ; and as well as in every other part of our when it comes back by the pulmonary frame, we cannot help admiring the vein, it is of a much more bright and wisdom of the great Architect, and exflorid colour. Modern cheinistry also claim with the Psalmist, “We are tells us, that the lungs absurb oxygen "fearfully and wonderfully made.""
"Rise up, rise up, Xarifa, lay the golden cushion down;
What aileth thee, Xarifa, what makes thine eyes look down?
(Sel. Mag.) RECOLLECTIONS OF THE PENINSULA.
BY THE AUTHOR OF SKETCAES IN INDIA.' THE autumnal season in Estrama- If you are benighted, and the weather be 1 dura is proverbially unhealthy, and fine, you must betake yourself to the first
tree ; if it be stormy, and you have no bagnumbers of the inhabitants die annual
gage or conveniences for encamping, you ly of the alarming fever in what our
must wander on. Luckily, however, for author terms “ the dreaded month of us, we espied a light at some distance from September.”_
the road, and made towards it. It proceed.
ed from a solitary cottage ; and a woman, “ The unwholesome vapours which arise who answered to onr knocks, expressed her from the beds of the many stagnant pools willingness to receive us. Wretched as was scattered over the surface of these plains, her appearance, I never saw more cordial, and always dried up by the summer heats, more fearless hospitality : she heaped up are said to produce this evil. Be this as it her little fire, killed and stewed for us two may, towards the end of September this in- out of the few chickens she had,spread for us sidious and resistless enemy found his way two straw mattresses near the earth, and reinto our tranquil quarters, crowded our hos- garded us the while with looks of the most pitals with sick, and filled the chapel-vaults benevolent pleasure. Seated on a rude with victims, over whom we gloomily bench of cork near this cottage fire, I thankmourned. We would have resigned them fully partook of the repast she prepared ;in the field of battle perhaps with a sigh, and, while the thunder burst in peals the yet not without some feclings of consola- most loud and awful over our heads, and tion ; but here, to see the cheek blanched, the pouring rain beat rudely on her humble and the arm unnerved by disease, was a dwelling, with a heartfelt sensation of gratconstant source of affliction and despond. itude I composed myself to rest. Comfort ency. There is nothing about which En is ever comparative, and after all, if his glishmen are so generally incredulous, or to wishes be moderate, how little does man rewhich they appear so indifferent, as any quire! Sick, hungry, and exhausted, I report touching the danger of a season or a wanted shelter, food, and repose ; I enjoy. climate, and the approach of sickness or ed all these blessings; the storm raged withmortality ; for that very reason, when once out, but not a rain-drop fell on me. I never an alarming disease appears among them, passed a night in more sweet or refreshing they are overcome with sarprise, they lose slumbers. Yet where, let me ask, was the all elasticity of spirit, hope forsakes them, hotel in England which in the caprice of and they sink unresistingly to the grave.- sickness would have satisfied all my wants This does not proceed altogether from weak and wishes ? When we rose in the morning ness of character : on the bed of sickness to depart, our good hostess was resolute in the English soldier thinks more seriously of refusing any remuneration, though the death and his accountability hereafter than wretched appearance of her hovel, and the perhaps any other, if we except the Protest. rags on her children, bespoke the extremity ant soldiers of the north of Europe.” of poverty. "No,' said she, 'the saints
guided you to my threshold, and I thank This is a pleasing testimony to Pro
them. My husband, too, was journeying testantism, and may stand in contrast yesterday ; perhaps last night, amid the *with the presumptuous confidence of thunderstorm, he also knocked at some salvation which our author states as so Christian's door, and found shelter.' We generally entertained on the bed of
of caught one of the children outside, and
forced some dollars into its little hands. death by the members of the Roman I shall never forget that might or that and Greek church ; a presumption speech.” founded on the superstitious observances The description of a Posada, or pubof their forms, and the empty depend- lic-house, furnishes a complete contrast ence upon the absolution of a priest to the cottage scene.-
Our young officer was attacked with A Posada is in size and appearance not the prevailing fever to which he has almuch unlike an English barn. It is very luded above, and was so debilitated in simply divided. Below is stabling for fifty consequence that he was ordered to or sixty mules, or more ; and at the fur
thest excreinity, without any partition be. Lisbon for the recovery of his health.
tween it and the space allotted to the ani. An incident which he met with on his mals, is the kitchen. Above is a large loft, road is too pleasing and too honourable with one or two corners boarded off, dignis to the Peninsula to be omitted.
fied with the name of chambers and furnish.
ed with dirty mattresses and iron lamps, - You may frequently travel from one town The stahle was filled with mules, the kitchto another without passing a village, a coun. en with muleteers, and the loft with vertry house,a cottage,or indeed a human being. min. Yet here, for want of better accom