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TAIT'S
MAGAZINE

FOR

1846.

VOLUME XIII.

EDINBUEGH:

WILLIAM TAIT, 107, PRINCE'S STREET;

SIMPON, MARSHALL, & CO. LONDON; AND JOHN CUMMING, DUBLIN.

MDCCCXLVI.

Printed by Willliam Tait, 107, Prince's Street, Edinburgh. INDEX.

Pago.

Alexander's Switzerland and Swiss Churches, . 729
America, North ; A Ramble in, . . . . 349
America, War with ; Are we not Brethren! . 69
Angling, Hints On ; reviewed, .... 531
Antigone (The) of Sophocles, as represented on the

Edinburgh stage ; by Thomas De Quincey, 111, 1S7
Army, British ; Condition of the, . . 381, 737

Anstria, Revelations of, 589

Billantinc on Painted Glass ; reviewed, . . 127
Belle, The, of a Portuguese Watering Place, 638, 689
Bell's Life of Canning; retimed, . . . 276
Bertha, Qneen ; History of, .... 524
Bohemia, The Reformation, &c. in, . . . 259
Brown's (Dr. Thomas) Lectures on Ethics, . . 699
Burton's Life of David Hume ; retiewed, . 137, 205
Campbell's (Lord) Lives of English Chancellors, 73, 169
Carlyle's Oliver Cromwell ; reviewed, ... 38
Celtic Tenures and Highland Clearings, . . 775

Children, 13

Christianity, as an organ of Political Movement, 215,341

Colosies, The British 496

Confessions of a Homoeopathist, retiewed, . .185
Corn Laws, The, Abolition of, . . 269, 284, 402
Cromwell's (Oliver) Letters and Speeches, . . 38
Davidson's Trade and Travel in the Far East, . 261
De Quincey, Mr. ou Christianity, . . 215,341

-— on Keats, 249

on Sir James Mackintosh, . . 414

on the Marquis Wellesley, . ,192

. on the Antigone at Edinburgh, 111, 157

De Qnincey'i Notes on Gilflllan's Gallery, 23, 249
Deserted Firm, The ; a tale of the Game Laws, . 147
Dirtens' Pictures from Italy, reviewed, . .461

Dregelstedt's Poems, 759

Durham, Sir Philip; Memoirs of, reviewed, . .128
Dutch ; M'Cullagh's History of the, . . .661
ElhV (Mrs.) Temper and Temperament, . . 806
Entails, Scottish, 255
Eieoing's Adventure at a Country Inn, . . 510
Father D'Arcy, a Novel ; reviewed, . . . 599
Faucit, Miss; Mr. De Quincey on,' . . . 160
Feast of the Poets for September, 1846", . . 579
Fergusson's (Dr.) Professional Life, renewed, . 737
Foreign Office, Duties and Practice of the, . . 745
Forsyth's (Robert) Autobiography, &c. . . 359
France and Lord Palmerston, .... 405
German Criminal Trials ; by Lady D. Gordon, . 257
German Translations of English and Scottish Songs, 282
Germany ; The Lyric Poetry of, . . . .94
Gilfillan's Gallery; Notes on, by De Quincey, 23, 249
Gilfillan's Portrait of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, 409

James Montgomery, . . 545

Leigh Hunt, .... 655

God's Laws, vertus Corn Laws, .... 284
Gore's (Mrs.) Temptation and Atonement, 549, 613,

716, 747

Cowrie (Earl of) a tragedy, reviewed, . . . 146
Greek Drama ; Mr. De Quincey on the, . 111,157
Grote's History of Greece, reviewed, . . . 375
Havdon's Lectures on Painting and Design, .' 527
Highland Clearings, discussed and reprobated, . 775
Hindu System of Medicine ; by Dr. Wise, . . 535
Historical Pictures of the Middle Ages, . . 523
Homreopathist; Confessions of a, reviewed, . . 185
Homeopathy; its Principles and Practice, . . 390
Hood's Own; or Laughter from Year to year, . 738
How i, Parliament to get through its Railway

Business! 50

Howitt's (W.) Visit to O'Connel l at Derrynane, . 1

Humboldt's Cosmos ; reviewed 123

Home's (David) Life and Correspondence, . 137,205
Host, Leigh; by George Gilfillan, . . .655

Hunt's (Leigh) Wit and Humour, reviewed, . 802
Husband-Catching; Difficulties of a Theory of, . 767
Hydropathy, Results of; by Dr. Johnson, . . 329
India, The Diseases of; by Dr. Geddes, . . 534
Ireland; Letters from the West of, . . 651, 792

Ireland, State of, 680

Irish Church, The 543

Irish Coercion Bill, The, .... 337, 609

Italy, Dickens' Pictures from 461

Jenny Basket; an American Romance, 116,162,231,289
Jesuits, English; A Year among the, . . 326
Jesuits, The; by Michelet and Quinet, . .521
Johnstone's Physical Atlas, reviewed, . . .123
Keats; Mr. De Quincey's Notes on, . . . 249
Lamb, Charles; Hood's Recollections of, . . 739
Lauder's (Sir Thomas Dick) Love, Jealousy, and

Vengeance, 30, 104

Letters from Naples; by Madame Wolfensberger, 17
Letters from the West of Ireland, . . 651, 792
Liebig's Chemistry and Physics, Ate., . . . B01
Life of Dost Mohammed, of Kabul, . . . 596
Literary Register, 53, 127, 196, 257, 326, 393,457, 523,

599, 669, 737, 801

Loudon's Legacy to Gardeners, . . .189

Love, Jealousy, and Vengeance, . . 30, 104
Lytton, Sir Edward Bulwer; by G. Gilfillan; . 409
Mackintosh and his Works; De Quincey on, . 414
Marshall on Improving the condition of Soldiers, 381

Mary Queen of Scots, 425, 493

Mesmerism in India, . . . . . . 669

Michelet's " The People" and " The Jesuits," . 514
Mills, John, Papers by, ... 85, 147

Mohan Lai's Travels, reviewed, . . : . 308
Montauban's (Mrs.) Year and Day in the East, . 393
Montgomery, James; by George Gilfillan, . . 545
Montholon's Captivity of Napoleon, reviewed, . 180
More, Sir Thomas; his Life, by Lord Campbell, 174
Murdoch's Family Tour in France and Italy, . 451
Music, The Catholic Doctrine of, ... 490
M'Cullagh's Industrial History, &c. . . . 661

Naples, Letters from ; by Madame Wolfensberger, 17
Naveys, The ; or Navigators, .... 323

Nelson's (Lord) Letters and Dispatches, . . 763
Nichol's (Professor) System of the World, . . 566
Notes on Gilfillan's Gallery of Literary Portraits;
by Thomas De Quincey, .... 23, 249

O'Connell, Visit to ; by William Howitt, . . 1
Oregon Question, The, .... 273, 496

Our Hearth and Homestead; by John Mills, . 85
Over-population and its Remedy, . . . 388
Passages in the Life of a Literary Blackguard, 681
Pedestrian Reminiscences, &c.; by Sylvanus, . 330
Perez (Antonio) and Philip II.; reviewed, . . 221
Phipps ; Reminiscences of the late Gen., M. P., . 153

Pietro Aretino ; Life of, 681

Politics of the Month, 65, 202, 269, 337, 402, 475, 540,

609, 678, 745, 809

Portuguese Watering Place; Story of a, 638, 689
Primogeniture ; Evils of the Law of, . . 797

Punjaub and the Sikhs ; History of the, . . 468
Railway Business in Parliament, . . . 50
Rambles in the United States and Canada, . 57, 349

Rings and Posies, 562

Robson's Old Play-goer, reviewed, . . . 457
Range, Autobiography and Justification of, . . 243
Rosse's (Lord) Discoveries in Astronomy, . . 566
Sampson on Homoeopathy, ate., .... 390
Saxony's (King of,) Journey through England and

Scotland, 301

Schmidt's Tales for the Young, reviewed, . . 803
Scottish Church ; its History, Constitution, &c., . 56
Shakspere, Dr. Ulrici on, . . . . 445,503

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TAIT'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE.

JANUARY, 1846.
VISIT TO MR. O'CONNELL AT DERRYNANE.

BY WILLIAM HOWITT.

I Believe it was in 1835, that, on occasion of a public meeting at Nottingham, to petition for some reform in Ireland, in the course of a speech, I alluded to the great men and women whom that country had produced, and the benefits which we had derived in politics, literature, and philosophy, through their means. When I came to the mention of the name of Daniel O'Connell, and had stated my opinions of his services, not only to his own beautiful but oppressed country, but to the great and general cause of liberty and humanity, the people, in a fit of generous enthusiasm, rose en Mtte, and cried, "We will have him down to dinner!" My friend Mr. Boothby, now of the London bar, immediately responded, as a townconncilior, and leading person of the place, "We will!" The invitation was given; was accepted; and the public dinner to the Irish Liberator will be long remembered by the assembled thousands and tens of thousands who witnessed his entrance, as one of the most enthusiastic demonstrations of the noblest sympathies of Englishmen with the labours of the great champions of freedom.

During that entertainment, I was necessarily thrown into close communication with Mr. O'Connell; and he was kind enough to say, that he hoped, some day, to have the pleasure of welcoming Mrs. Howitt and myself to Ireland. Being, therefore, this autumn, not only in Ireland, but at Killarney, I could not resist the temptation of paying my respects to Mr. O'Connell in his mountain home on the wild shores of the Atlantic.

I know well how deeply interesting the account of such a visit, to such a man and such a place, will be to vast numbers, both in this and other countries; and shall therefore here describe it, so far as can be done without trenching upon that domestic privacy which no one has a right to infringe, and of which no one can demand the display.

The wilds of Kerry, in which Derrynane lies, are by far the most bold and savage in their aspect of iny part of Ireland which I have yet visited. To see as much as possible of them, I did not take the ordinary route from Killarney by Killorglin and Cahirciveen, but proceeded to the town of Kenmare, and thence, along the shores of the Kenmare river, to Derrynane. A finer drive is rarely to he found, than that from Killarney to the Pass of Coom Dhuv: it leads amid the mountains sur

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rounding the Upper Lake. On the left hand, the wild heights of Turk Mountain tower above you; on the right, you successively gaze on the beautiful Turk Lake, on the bold cliff of the Eagle's Nest, and then on all the desolate mountains around the Upper Lake; on its own winding waters, and brown wilderness-banks, scattered with crags and rocks. The whole way to Coom Dhuv is one continual ascent; now passing beneath the feet of the mountains, deep between woods and thickets, in which the foliage of the arbutus is conspicuous; and then emerging evermore to enchanting views, over waters and mountains of a solitary, stern, but magnificent beauty. Beyond the Pass of Coom Dhuv, the scenery becomes still more stern and desolate. You wind along the sides of the most naked hills, whose black crags have been rent through with gunpowder, to make the road you travel; and the whole country before you, as it opens out, is dreary moorland, with a few scattered and wretched huts.

Alighting from the stage-car at Kenmare, one of those places which you hardly know whether to call a small town or a large village, I found the landlord of the inn where the car stopped, busily engaged in chopping a huge piece of beef into sundry lesser portions, amid a throng of ragged people, and a chaos of tubs, potato-baskets, and the like. The large rambling inn, with its dirty passages, its great peat-fire in its large desolate kitchen; its bare-legged women; its one great room—a sort of half lumber, half store-room; another filled with smoking guests, reminded me of many a similar gasthaus in out-of-the-world German villages. But what concerned me more nearly, the landlord coolly demanded just double the established fare for a car thence to Sneam, the next place. As I had received a hint at Killarney of the extortionate demands of this man, who calculates on strangers not being able to procure any conveyance elsewhere, I stepped across the road to a Mr. James Sullivan's, with whose name I had been provided. It was my destiny here, however, to have a specimen of the difficulty of getting out a small place, sometimes, in Ireland. Mr. Sullivan was out: gone to get his hay in the very neighbourhood to which I wished to proceed — that of Sneam; and his wife had the horse and the car, but nobody to drivo it.

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