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only taking away the worms from beamed up the hollow of the mounthe tree.
tains through the thick woods before One of our walks from Capaccio us; nothing was seen but a solitary was to Capo d' Acqua, the source of the wood-man hastening through the water, which, by means of an aque- glades, nothing heard but the twitter duct supplied the ancient Paestum; of a few birds, the sheep bells, the it is about two miles from the monas- calls of a distant shepherd, or the tery, higher up the mountains and notes of a lonely zampogna far
the under the elevated little town of hills. Trentinara. · The water, which is We had heard of a little work on exceedingly good, rises from three the Paestan antiquities, written by a copious springs near each other; the certain Canonico Bamonte, a Canon cuniculus is in some parts covered of Capaccio, and the day before we with a coat of soil, but is always near left the monastery, we sent to purthe surface; it is very strongly built chase it of the author. We received, with hard stones and cement still with the book, an inyitation from the harder; the channel for the water is reverend man of letters. When we about two feet wide and three deep, waited upon him, we found him to it straggled down the mountain, and be a pompous pedantic creature, with ran across the plain to Paestum (a a right foot of monstrous dimensions; distance of six miles) and entered the he was extremely civil, gave us some walls of that city by the side of the bad coffee, and some indifferent inSiren gate, where, as we have before- formation interlarded continually with mentioned, it is still traced for some “ questò poi ritroverete luminosadistance. The aqueduct has been mente esposto nella mia opera”broken in its course, and the water “ questo anche ho riportato nella mia now escapes and runs to waste in opera”="pure questo ho indicato.” numerous directions; a very incon- He showed us a large collection of siderable expence of labour would ancient coins, medals, and other ob-. restore it; and, scanty as the popula- jects discovered at and near Paestion of Paestum and its neighbour- tum; part, or the whole of which, he hood now is, if those men had any would gladly sell to any collector. spirit they would do the work, for all We must in courtesy give a word of the water in the plain is disagreeably recommendation to his book-we brackish and unwholesome. It was promised as much, and indeed, silly near the close of day when we were as the greatest part of it is, it is at the “ rising of the waters," the worth the traveller's 6 carlini, as it mild, lovely close of a glorious day! contains sundry little notices of diswe sat there on the broken aqueduct, coveries, visits, &c. &c. not to be deeply enjoying our solitary situa- found in the usual guides or authors tion for some time; the last rays of who have written on Paestum, bethe sun, that seems more brilliant and sides a tolerable topographic plan. more warm when about to leave us, We left the Franciscans early one that
fine morning to prosecute our journey Vivida Soave
and Leucosia. Luce d' amore
ON THE DEATH OF A YOUNG GIRL.
BEAUTY and Virtue crown'd thee!
Thou’rt gone to thy grave
By the soft willow-wave,
Then why should we weep
When we see thee asleep
Modernized from the Poems of Alexander Montgomery, Author of the Cherrie and
O NATURE lavish'd on my love
Each charm and winning grace,
To look upon her face;
In which the lily springs,
That o'er her temples hings-
Like one grown to the ground;
Search all the world around.
When light comes on the streams;
With bright and amorous beams;
Unworthy of her foot;
Will evermore be mute;
And from her lips such sound-
Search all the world around.
Aneath the snowy lawn,
Too pure to look upon.
Seem violets dropt in milk,
Like threads of finest silk.
Her middle small and round,
THE LATE MAJOR-GENERAL MACQUARIE. AMONGST the great and the good friends and acquaintances, and none who have lately been called from this more beloved or respected. Gen. Macworld of care and anxiety, we regret quarie was born in the island of Mull to have to record the name of Lauch on the 31st of December, 1762,-was lan Macquarie, Esquire, of Jarvisfield, lineally descended from the ancient in the Island of Mull, a Major-gene- family of Macquarie, of Macquarie, ral in the army, and late Governor and nearly allied to the chief of that and Commander in Chief of His Ma- warlike and loyal clan. His mother jesty's colony of New South Wales was the sister of the late Murdoch and its dependencies. Few have Maclaine, of Lochbuy, than whose died more regretted by a large circle of a more ancient or distinguished fa: OCT. 1824.
mily does not exist in the Highlands nou in 1790, Cochin in 1793, and
of his King and of the Ministers, that Lieutenant Macquarie remained on he received the appointment of Gohalf-pay till. December 1787, when vernor in Chief in and over that cohe was appointed to the present 77th lony. He held this high office for a regiment, then raising, and of which, period of twelve years; and, whatever from his standing in the service, he may be said by those who envy what became the senior lieutenant. He they cannot imitate, and are at all accompanied his regiment' to India times anxious to detract from the in the spring of 1788, and arrived at merits of their cotemporaries, posBombay in the month of August of terity will form a different estimate that year, where he was appointed of his character, and be able to apCaptain-Lieutenant in December; preciate the soundness of those meaand for seventeen years he continued sures to which the colony owes its preto serve in the Presidency of Bom- sent prosperity, and upon which will bay, and in different parts of Hin- depend its future greatness. Indefa, dostan, under the respective com- tigable in business, and well qualified, mands of Marquis Cornwallis, Sir from his intimate knowledge of manWilliam Meadows, Sir Alured Clarke, kind, to judge of the character of Lord Harris, Sir Robert Aber- those with whom he came in contact: cromby, Lord Lake, James Balfour, he conducted the affairs of his goJames Stuart, and Oliver Nicolls. vernment with a prudence and steadiHaving purchased his company in ness which few, however gifted, will the 77th, he received the brevet rank ever equal, and none, we venture to of Major in May 1796, and the effec- affirm, can ever surpass. One of the tive Majority of the 86th regiment in maxims which he appears to have had March 1801, with the brevet rank constantly in his view was, to raise of Lieutenant-Colonel on the 9th of to something like respectability in the November of that year. In the year scale of society those who had expi1805 he got the Lieutenant-Colo- ated their crimes and follies by a life nelcy of the 73d, then a High- of good conduct and regularity in that land regiment. In 1810 the rank country to which they had been of Colonel in the army, and in transported, and thus, by the counte1813 was made a Major-General. nance and support which the wellHe was preseut at the first siege of behaved were sure to meet with, he Seringapatam in 1792, and at its stimulated others to follow their good capture in 1799. He was also dis- example; a conduct much more tinguished at the captures of Carra- likely to prove beneficial, than if the
repentant criminal had been left to states in a note from Duke-street in his hapless fate, in a society where it the end of June last, his cares were required all the support of a Gover. now at an end. In four short days nor-in-chief to give him a status from the date of that note they were in that society, and maintain him in indeed at an end for ever. Dining at it. Yet this Christian-like conduct a friend's house about the beginning was one of the few errors that were of June, he was unable to procure a imputed to General Macquarie in the hackney coach, and as the rain had discharge of his duty as governor of nearly ceased, he ventured to walk the colony.
home to his lodgings. He was imHaving been superseded by Ma- mediately seized with a suppression jor-General Sir Thomas Brisbane, of urine, which in the end bafGeneral Macquarie returned to Eng- fled the skill of the most eminent land in 1822, and retired for a short of the profession to remove or time to his estate in the island of alleviate, and on the 1st July Mull. While in India, he married a he breathed his last. Mrs. MacMiss Jarvis, sister of Lieutenant- quarie, impressed with some imColonel Jarvis, now of Dover in pending misfortune, and from inforKent. But this lady did not live to mation from a faithful black servant accompany him to England, and left that had been many years the attenno issue; and in the beginning dant of the General, fortunately left of 1809 he was married a second Mull to join her husband in London, time to Miss Campbell, daughter and arrived a few days before his of Donald Campbell, Esq. of Aird, death, so that she had the consolaand sister to the present Sir John tion, though a melancholy one, of Campbell of Ardnamurchan, Ba- witnessing the last moments of him ronet. By this lady, who survives whose loss is irreparable, but who him, he has left one son, Lauchlan, died as he had lived, a hero and a Chriswho was born in Australia, and is tian. General Macquarie was ever now about nine years of age.- more desirous of a good name than Having served for upwards of forty- of riches; he returned to England in seven years, General Macquarie a 1822, a much poorer man than he few days before his death, was ad- had left it in 1809. He did not live vised, under the new regulation, to to enjoy his pension a single day, so sell his lieutenant-colonelcy. During that the regulated price of a Lieuthe winter of 1822-3, he travelled on tenant-Colonelcy of Infantry was the Continent for the benefit of Mrs. all that he received for a faithful Macquarie's health ; but in the au- service of nearly half a century. We tumn of last year he retired once have little doubt, bowever, that when more to his estate in Mull, where, as his merits become fully known to he states in a letter addressed to the his Majesty, and are fairly apprewriter of this short memoir, he in- ciated by his country, as one day tended to rusticate for a few years, they must be, that some permanent until his son was prepared to enter mark of Royal favour will be granted Eton College.
to his orphan son. And upon whom But alas! how vain are the deter- could a baronetcy be more worthily minations of man.— In April last bestowed than upon the son and only General Macquarie came up to town, descendant of such a man? General with the view of getting his colonial Macquarie has left one brother, a accounts finally settled, and to ascer- distinguished officer, Lieutenant-Cotain the determination of Ministers in lonel Charles Macquarie, who retired regard to the remuneration to which from the service a few years ago on he had become entitled by his long account of bad health, and is now and faithful services as Governor of resident upon his property in his naNew South Wales. His accounts, tive isle. T'he General's remains were being regularly and correctly kept, sent down to Scotland for interment, were soon brought to a close ; and and have been deposited in the family his merit so fully allowed, that vault of the Macquaries, at lona. a pension for life, of a , thousand
Aug. 9, 1824.
A. H. a year, was granted him ; and as he
THE ENGLISH OPRRA-HOUSE. Agamemnon,
and the first act Jonathan in England.
passes at the Waterloo Hotel from Mr. Mathews has at length, with which he is ejected, and at a little the courage of a traveller who has inn on the outskirts of the town resolved never to revisit the country where he sleeps for the night. At of which he speaks,-given a loose the latter place a good night scene to his humour about the Americans; is contrived, where a pair of long and we are no longer taught by and short ostlers in meagre trim, him to believe that on the other side sneak in to rob the pantry through a of the Atlantic, all is constancy, ge- pannel in the Yankee's room. One nerosity, and hospitality. Either of the ostlers, meagre, miserable, and our inimitable actor in his original poor, is about to go to London to sketch meditated a second trip to the better himself—and has a letter to Land of Liberty, and was therefore an alderman, recommending the tender in touching too roughly on bearer as a postilion, which by the frailties of his friends,-or else mistake he changes for Jonathan's he was under the restraint of some letter of introduction to the same American intimate or visitor, whose person. The second act brings Jonational prejudices were to be con- nathan W. to London, and nshers sulted, and whose home feelings were him, with his post-boy character, to be studied. Very certain it is before Sir Leatherlip Grossfeeder :that Mr. Mathews was upon his best of course, the ostler also appears behaviour in the first narration of his with his American letter of introducadventures in Boston and New tion, and the blunders and pleasanta York;—and we English, old and new, ries which arise from these mixed were repeatedly admonished to love letters are excessively humorous. each other, and to cherish mutual The character of the alderman is kindnesses, as though the actor were written with a pen dipped in mock fearful, lest he should by some un- turtle! happy slip of the tongue set the two The dialogue and the incidents are countries together by the ears. The broad, and much is left to the actor time, however, has now arrived to fill up;- but as Mathews has been when Mr. Mathews is “ a pretty measured with a nice hand his Amedamned deal” less particular about rican character fits him admirably. the nice feelings of the Yankees. All the follies of all the odd characters And whether it is that he has aban- throughout America, appear to be doned all intention of again crossing huddled together in this one part, and the Atlantic,-or whether he has the jumble is therefore considerably lost the quelling spirit that sat night- more humorous than natural. Permaring his humour,-is of little con- haps the happiest scene is that in sequence to an English audience; which Jonal han discourses upon li-the change is thoroughly for the berty in the kitchen with the politibetter—and Jonathan in England is cal butler,--seasoning his remarks as unvarnished a caricature of the with the offer of his Nigger for sale. impudence, stubbornness, and free All the performers played with dom of a Yankee, as a lover of the good-will, and good sense and spirit, ridiculous would desire to see. from Mr. Tayleure down to Mrs.
The idea of this little farce is well Grove. Keeley is too slow, but he is conceived, and does great credit to truly natural. Mr. Sloman played the ingenuity of the inventor. Jona- Agamemnon with a genuine humour than W. Doubikins, our old friend -and Bartley, as the Alderman, was with the straw hat, fowling piece, as hearty as good living and swanand snuff-coloured surtout, arrives hopping could make him. His sketch in England with a letter of intro- of a river excursion to Richmond was duction from his uncle Ben,-dear most happily conceived and exeuncle Ben,-every body's uncle Ben! cuted. Hc reaches Liverpool with his Nigger This little piece is, we umderstand,