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her peer,

And 'twas her only comfort now to think to King Arthur (Bale and others say, gotUpon the grave. “ Poor girl!" her mother ten upon Melaria, a nun, by Xantus, prince said,

of Cardigan), and successor to Dubrice, Thou hast suffered much !" “Ay, mo- archbishop of Caerleon, upon Usk.”—Ibid. ther! there is none

Songs the Fourth and Fifth.
Can tell what I have suffered !" she replied,
“But I shall soon be where the weary rest.'

Merlin.
And she did rest her soon, for it pleased God
To take her to his mercy.

R. S.

“ OF Merlin and his skill what region doth

not hear ?

The world shall still be full of Merlin everyTenderness.

where.

A thousand lingering years his prophecies TENDERNESS with golden locks, and the grey eye that, in the twilight hour, a darker

And scarcely shall have end till time itself lustre beams.

be done.

Who of a British nymph was gotten, whilst Priestesses in the Seam.

she played

With a seducing spirit, which won the good“ In the Seam, an isle by the coast of the

ly maid : French Bretagne, nine virgins consecrate to

As all Demetia through there was not found perpetual chastity, were priests of a famous oracle, remembered by Mela. His printed Who being so much renowned for beauty books have “ Gallicenas vocant;" where that

far and near, great critic Turneb reads, “ Galli zenas" or

Great lords her liking sought, but still in “lenas vocant." But White of Basingstoke

vain they prov'd. will have it “ cenas," as interpreting their That spirit (to her unknown) this virgin profession and religion, which was in an ar.

only loved ; bitrary metamorphosing themselves, charm- Which taking human shape, of such perfecing the winds (as of later times the witches

tion seem'd, of Lapland and Finland) skill in predictions, As, all her suitors scorn'd, she only him esmore than natural medicine and such like;

teem'd, their kindness being in all chiefly to sailors." Who feigning for her sake that he was come -Selden's Illustrations of Drayton's Poly- from far, Olbion. Song the First.

And richly could endow, a lusty batchelor,

On her that prophet got, which from his moSt. David.

ther's womb St. Dewy, as the Welsh call him, was

Of things to come foretold until the gene

ral doom." prognosticated above thirty years before his birth. “ The translation of the archbishopric His mother was a nun, daughter to Puwas also foretold in that of Merlin, “Mene bidius, king of Mathraval, and called Mavia shall put on the pall of Caerleon ; and tilda.—Ibid. Song the Fifth. the preacher of Ireland shall wax dumb by an infant growing in the womb. That was

Mathraval. performed when St. Patrick, at presence of Melaria, then with child, suddenly lost use “MATHRAVAL is five miles west of the Seof his speech; but recovering it after some vern, it shows at present no remains of its time, made prediction of Dewy's holiness.” | ancient splendour, there being only a small

“Reports of him affirm that he was uncle farm house where the castle stood, whose

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site occupied about two acres, guarded on tage with a field like an island of fertility; one side by the steep over the river, on the looking from thence down a little glen, in other by a vast rampart of stone and earth whose bottom flows a brook; the sea appears and a deep fosse. A high keep at one cor- about 100 yards distant, breaking on a rough ner. In Gwern Ddu, a wood over against shore. The stones in this brook were some it on the opposite side of the river, is a cir- green, some of the brown yellow iron hue. cular entrenchment, and in a field beyond The single rock in sight. Sand bank at a round mount.”—Gough's Camden. Poole harbour mouth. Our separation.

Breakfastless walk. View of Corfe. Brank

sey. Sturt's hideous house. Entry of the Images.

vessel from Newfoundland. Sand shower. DIStinct shadows on the water in cloudy Effect of wind in confusing the head. Rickweather.

man's bush shelter from a storm at the haEarthy smell of moss.

ven mouth. Smell of the autumnal leaves.

Tom-I Thin, misty, unreal appearance of the hills For it must never meet the common eye.

pray

thee cherish it. in a fine October morning.

The grass in an orchard gaily chequered Were I a single being I would be a wanwith the sunshine falling between and

derer. Why? through the trees. A country house. No sound but the click

Siege of Orleans. of the clock. The hollyhock still in blossom.

MONSTRELLET writes it Clacedas, and ClaOct. 29.

sendas at his death. Morning. A grey cloud rising like a hill

“ A une dicelles escarmouches fut occis along the horizon. Gray's Inn Hall in a November afternoon. ung tresvaillant Chevalier Anglois et re

nomme en armes nomme Messire Lancelot A faint light through the unpainted part of

de Lisle. the windows. The fire in the middle, equally in all parts affected by the air, flaming up de Saint Loup qui estoit moult fort, et avoit

“Allerent avecques elle assaillir la bataille bluely to a point, and often showering up dedans de troys a quatre cens Angloys ou sparks lost in the gloom above. Objects environ, lesquelz assez tost furent conquis tremulous seen across the charcoal fire. Lower end of the roof beams strongly light- ladicte fortificacion fut toute demolie et mise

et mors et prins et mis a grant mischief. Et ed. Above, all gloom. Add to this the tro

en feu et en flambe.” phied armour damp gleaming to the central fire, and it is the hall of chivalry.

“Le Seigneur De Moulins et Le Bailly

Deureux"-killed. Trees marked by their ramification in

The forts were burnt as soon as taken, winter. Minute and many branchings of and when the English had fled “ lesdictes the elm. What tree is it that hangs down

bastilles et forteresses furent prestement its globular seeds by a long thin stem ?

arses et demolies jusques en terre, affin que The mist by its light tinge as it passes

nulles gens de guerre de quelconque pays over the sun, marks its place.

quilz soient ne si peussent plus loger."—ff. Unwholesome green in trees, &c. in damp

43. places.

I purposed epistolizing my attempt to visit Corfe Castle, and would preserve the images

Battle of Patay. if ever leisure may occur to use them. At Patay, “ les François moult de pres

Early rising. Tleford-Evilford-bridge. mirent pied a terre, et descendirent la plus Poole heath-no grass there. The little cot- grant partie de leur chevaulx.”

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“ The Duke of Bedford, recovered a little from the astonishment into which the late

Johanne la Pucelle. singular events had thrown him, collected " Et fut demande a Johanne la P. par about 4000 men, and sent them to join the

aucuns des princes la estans quelle chose il remains of the English army, now command- estoit de faire et que bon luy sembloit a ed by the brave Lord Talbot. When this ordonner. Laquelle P. respondit quelle reinforcement, conducted by Sir J. Fastolf, scavoit bien pour vray que leurs anciens joined Lord Talbot, they formed an army ennemis les Anglois venoient pour eulx comwhich the French a few months before battre. Disoit oultre que au nom de Dieu would not have dared to approach. The

on allast hardiment contre eulx et que sans French commanders held a council of war, faille ilz seroient vaincus. Et ancuns luy in which they consulted their oracle the M. demanderent ou on les trouveroit, et elle of 0., who cried out “ In the name of God, dist chevauchez hardiement on aura bon let us fight the English, though they were conduyt. Adonc tous gens darmes se misuspended in the clouds.” “But where," said

rent en battaille et en bonne ordonnance they,“shall we find them.” “March! march!" tirerent leur chemin ayans des plus expers cried she, “and God will be your guide.” hommes de guerre montez sur fleur de courShe stood by the King's side, with her ban

siers allant devant pour descouvrir leurs enner displayed, during the whole ceremony; nemys jusques au nombre de soixante ou and as soon as it was ended, she fell pros quatre vingtz hommes darmes, et ainsi par trate at his feet, embraced his knees, and certaine longue espace chevaucherent, et with a flood of tears entreated his permission vindrent par ung jour de Samedy a une to return to her former station."-HENRY.

grant demye lieue pres dung gros villaige nomme Patay en laquelle marche les des

susditz coureurs Francois veirent de devant French Wars ruinous to the English.

eulx partir ung cerf, lequel adressoit son

chemin droit pour aller a la battaille des “ In the last year of the victorious Henry Anglois qui ja sestoient mis tous ensemble, V. there was not a sufficient number of gen

cestass avoir iceulx venans de Paris dont tlemen left in England to carry on the busi- dessus est faicte mencion, et les autres qui ness of civil government.

estoient partis de Boysiency, et des marches “But if the victories of Henry V. were so dorleans. Pour la venue duquel cerf qui fatal to the population of his country, the

se ferit comme dit est parmy icelle bataille defeats and disasters of the succeeding reign fut desditz Anglois esleve ung tres grant were still more destructive. In the twenty- cry et ne scavoyent pas encores que leurs fifth year of this war, the instructions given ennemys fussent si pres deulx, pour lequel to the Cardinal of Winchester, and other cry les dessusditz coureurs Francois furent plenipotentiaries appointed to treat about a

acertainez que cestoient les Anglois." peace, authorize them to represent to those Monst. 44. of France, “ That there haan been moo men slayne in these wars for the title and claime of the coroune of France, of oon nacion and Decrees against the Fugitives from the Maid. other, than ben at this daye in both landys,

ys

, In Ryner's Fædera are two proclama*and so much Christiene blode shede, that it tions, one “ Contra Capitaneos et Soldarios is to grete a sorow and an orrour to think tergiversantes, incantationibus Puellæ teror here it.”—RYmer's Fædera, vol. 10, p. rificatos ;" the other, “ De fugitivis ab ex724. HENRY.

ercitu, quos terriculamenta Puellæ exanimaverant, arestandis."

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“ The Duke of Bedford, recovered a little from the astonishment into which the late

Johanne la Pucelle. singular events had thrown him, collected “ Er fut demande a Johanne la P. par about 4000 men, and sent them to join the

aucuns des princes la estans quelle chose il remains of the English army, now command

estoit de faire et que bon luy sembloit a ed by the brave Lord Talbot. When this ordonner. Laquelle P. respondit quelle reinforcement, conducted by Sir J. Fastolf, scavoit bien pour vray que leurs anciens joined Lord Talbot, they formed an army ennemis les Anglois venoient pour eulx comwhich the French a few months before battre. Disoit oultre que au nom de Dieu would not have dared to approach. The on allast hardiment contre eulx et que sans French commanders held a council of war, faille ilz seroient vaincus. Et ancuns luy in which they consulted their oracle the M. demanderent ou on les trouveroit, et elle of O., who cried out “In the name of God, dist chevauchez hardiement on aura bon let us fight the English, though they were conduyt. Adonc tous gens darmes se misuspended in the clouds.” “But where,” said rent en battaille et en bonne ordonnance they, “shall we find them.” “March! march!" tirerent leur chemin ayans des plus cried she, “and God will be your guide." hommes de guerre montez sur fleur de courShe stood by the King's side, with her ban- siers allant devant pour descouvrir leurs enner displayed, during the whole ceremony; nemys jusques au nombre de soixante ou and as soon as it was ended, she fell pros- quatre vingtz hommes darmes, et ainsi par trate at his feet, embraced his knees, and certaine longue espace chevaucherent, et with a flood of tears entreated his permission vindrent par ung jour de Samedy a une to return to her former station."—HENRY.

grant demye lieue pres dung gros villaige nomme Patay en laquelle marche les des

susditz coureurs Francois veirent de devant French Wars ruinous to the English.

eulx partir ung cerf, lequel adressoit son

chemin droit pour aller a la battaille des “In the last year of the victorious Henry Anglois qui ja sestoient mis tous ensemble, V. there was not a sufficient number of gen- | cestass avoir iceulx venans de Paris dont tlemen left in England to carry on the busi- dessus est faicte mencion, et les autres qui ness of civil government.

estoient partis de Boysiency, et des marches " But if the victories of Henry V. were so dorleans. Pour la venue duquel cerf qui fatal to the population of his country, the

se ferit comme dit est parmy icelle bataille defeats and disasters of the succeeding reign fut desditz Anglois esleve ung tres grant were still more destructive. In the twenty- cry et ne scavoyent pas encores que

leurs fifth year of this war, the instructions given ennemys fussent si pres deulx, pour lequel to the Cardinal of Winchester, and other

cry les dessusditz coureurs Francois furent plenipotentiaries appointed to treat about a

acertainez que cestoient les Anglois." peace, authorize them to represent to those Monst. 44. of France,“ That there haan been moo men slayne in these wars for the title and claime of the coroune of France, of oon nacion and Decrees against the Fugitives from the Maid.

other, than ben at this daye in both landys, In RYMER's Fædera are two proclama*and so much Christiene blode shede, that it tions, one “ Contra Capitaneos et Soldarios is to grete a sorow and an orrour to think tergiversantes, incantationibus Puellæ teror here it.”—RYMER's Fædera, vol. 10, p. rificatos;" the other, “ De fugitivis ab ex724. HENRY.

ercitu, quos terriculamenta Puellæ exanimaverant, arestandis."

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