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world which she receiveth from the sun, so ! The skylark,-rising as if he would soar we ought to bestow the benefits received of to heaven, and singing as sweetly and as God to the profit and commodity of our happily as if he were there. neighbour."— Wit's Commonwealth.
The wind hath a human voice. Meet adversity - like the cedar in the snow.
July 1822. I was on the lake with The enchanted fountains to the sources Lightfoot, between the General's Island and of Whang-ho.
St. Herbert's, and nearly midway between Convulsions in eastern kingdoms - to a the east and west sides. The water was perstone cast into a green-mantled pool; for fectly still, and not a breath of air to be a moment it is disturbed, but the green
felt. We were in fine weather, but on the stagnation covers it again.
eastern side a heavy shower was falling, Sound of a trumpet-. Virgil's statue by
within a quarter of a mile of us, and the Naples.
sound which it made was louder than the Bitter resentment, revenge that requires loudest roaring of Lodore, so as to astonish blood-the sting of a scorpion, only to be
us both. I thought that a burst had haphealed by crushing it and binding it on the
pened upon Walla crag, and that the sound wound.
proceeded from the ravines bringing down White heat, tremulous, intense like the
their sudden torrents. But it was merely sup if steadily beheld.
the rain falling on the lake when every thing Look of love—to the intense affection in the eye of the ostrich when fixed on its egg. Sorrow, misfortunes. I have seen a dark
BELL - RINGING, a music which nature cloud that threatened to hide the moon,
adopts and makes her own, as the winds grow bright as it passed over her, and only | play with it. make her more beautiful. August 7, Cin
“The olive will hardly admit of any graft, tra, eleven at night.
| by reason of its fatness, nor will the grafts Violet virtues-discovered by their sweet
of it easily thrive in any other stock."-DR. ness, not their show.
JACKSON, vol. 2, p. 639. “Upon the lake lie the long shadows of thy towers.” — Shadows seem to sink deep in! It is remarkable that Reginald Heber dark water.
should never have noticed the 'pale transDesertion-weeds seeding in the garden
| lucent green' of an evening sky, till he saw or court-yard, or on the altar.
it on his voyage to India. - Journal, vol. 1,
p. lvii. Pine and fir groves said to form fine
| TURNER's Tour in the Levant, vol. 3, p. echoes.
175. “From the tomb of Orchan I vainly M. de la Hire after Leonardo da Vinci
looked for the miraculous drum which was observes that any black body viewed through
said to sound of itself every night, and on a thin white one gives the sensation of blue;
enquiry was informed that it was burnt in and this he assigns as the reason of the blue
the last great fire-at Brusa.” ness of the sky, the immense depth of which being wholly devoid of light, is viewed
SUNSHINE in sheets and falls of light through the air illuminated and whitened by
| through the refts in a cloud. the sun. Chama Gigas — the name of those huge
1 His old friend, the Rev. Nicholas Lightfoot. scallop shells which are placed about foun. See Life and Correspondence, vol. v. 118. tains.
J. W. w.
At the edge of the frozen lake, opposite / Flies in a bed room when the window to Lord's Island, the frost had formed little curtain is drawn appear in a glance of light, crystalline blossoms on the ice wherever like fire-flies, where they flit across the sunthere was the point of a rush to form a nu- | beam, that beam not being otherwise visible cleus. These frost flowers were about the except where it falls upon the wall. size of the little blue flower with the orange eye, (O) and exceedingly beautiful, bright First Rochelle expedition. “Men fell as silver.
a-rubbing of armour which a great while
had lain oyled.”—Sir H. Wotton, p. 222. 3 March, 1829. The lake perfectly still in a mild clear day; but at once a motion
“Sou la cicala col nojoso metro began upon it between the Crag and Stable Fra i densi rami del fronzuto stelo hill, as if an infinite number of the smallest
Le valli ei monti assorda, e'l mare, e'l cielo." conceivable fish were lashing it with their
ARIOSTO, c. 8. st. 20. tails. What could possibly occasion this, neither I, nor Bertha and Kate, who were Grass twinkling with the morning dew. with me, could discover or imagine. It abated gradually.
Ferran Gonzalez, Count of Castille. “WHERE the rainbow toucheth the tree, no caterpillar will hang on the leaves."
Ferran GONZALEZ had slain in battle LILLY.
Sancho Abarea, King of Navarre, with his own hand. He had not provoked the war :
Sancho had often infested Castille, and anIn the Secchia Rapita the hammer of the
swered the Count's remonstrances and debell is spoken of
mands of restitution by defying him. He “Il martello de la maggior campana.” sent home the body honourably.
Canto 1. x. Teresa, Queen dowager of Leon, was and the fire-flies - but in a way worthy of daughter of Sancho and sister to Garcia such a writer.
Abarea, then reigning in Navarre. There “E le lucciole uscian con cul de foco,
exists a jealousy between Sancho of Leon Stelle di questa nostra ultima sfera."
and the Count, whom his victories and re8. i.
nown made too formidable for a vassal. At a Cortes which he attended, Sancho had
asked of him his horse and his hawk. These I NOTICED a very pretty image by the side
| the Count would have given, but the King of a little and clear runlet, the large butter
would only receive them as a purchase-and cups on its margin moved when there was
contracted for 1000 marks, to be paid on a no wind, rocked by the rapid motion of its
certain day, if not, the debt was daily to stream,
double ; it was his own contract. The writ
ings were drawn out“ partidas por A.B.C.” The horse-chestnut in the way in which and sealed and witnessed in all form. At its boughs incline to rest upon the ground, this same Cortes, Teresa proposed to the resembles the fig-tree.
Count, her niece Sancha of Navarre for wife.
This was concerted with Garcia, that so he “ ACHILLES' shield being lost on the seas might entrap Ferran, and imprison or slay by Ulysses, was tossed by the sea to the him in revenge of his father's death. tomb of Ajax, as a manifest token of his A meeting was appointed to conclude the right."-EUPHUES.
| marriage, each party to be accompanied by
only five knights. The Count kept his pro- | SABBATH of Hell. See the legend of Jumise; Garcia brought thirty-five, and seized das and St. Brandon. How much more huhim, but not till after a hard resistance, for manly is this conceived than Monti's Sonthe Castilians refuged in an Ermida, and de net, vol. 17, p. 77, who describes Justice as fended it till they had secured their lives by writing upon the traitor's forehead as soon a capitulation. The five knights were re- | as he has expired, sentence of eternal damleased, the Count fettered and imprisoned. nation, with the blood of Christ! dipping
A Lombard Count on pilgrimage to San- her finger in the blood. This is hideous ! tiago, visits Ferran in prison, and upbraids The angels, says the second sonnet, made Sancha for her part in the wrong. She sent fans of their wings to shut out the sight. her damsel to see him, and then went her
“Per spavento self; the marriage promise passed between Si fer de l'ale a gli occhi una visiera.” them, and they fled together; his chains were
I thought I had done when at the end of heavy, and she at times sustained them. A
the first sonnet, but it seems there is yet a priest who was riding with hawk and hound,
third, to tell us that as the soul had rediscovers them, and only consents to let the
sumed flesh and bone, the sentence appearCount escape on condition that Sancha
ed in red letters,—it frightened the damned abandons her person to him, she retires with
- he tried to tear it out, but God had fixed him, contrives to throw him down, and Fer
it there. ran kills him with a knife. They proceed, and meet the Castilians coming to his res
“Ne sillaba di Dio mai si cancella!". cue, with a stone image of the Count before Perhaps this horrible absurdity suggested them, which they had sworn never to for- to Lewis his fine picture of the Wandering sake.
Garcia infests Castille till the patience of the Count fails, and he meets him in a pitched battle, defeats and takes him-he
A GOOD paper in the manner of Addison, refuses to liberate him at Sancha's request,
| might be made upon the motion of a Board but she appeals to his knights, and pleads
| of Suicide, instituted to grant licenses for so well that they obtain his deliverance for
that act, upon sufficient cause being shown. her sake.
The King of Leon summons him now to a Cortes, and immediately seizes him. San
Would this story mature into a useful cha sets out with her knights, leaves them
volume? concealed, and proceeds as on pilgrimage. OLIVER Elton is the second son of wealthy The King of Leon allows her to see her hus- parents, who live up to the extent of their band and pass the night with him. In her income; he is not their favourite; his mopilgrim dress Ferran escapes and joins his ther had not nursed him. She would not troops; but their aid is made needless by perform maternal duty, and was therefore an interview between Sancha and the King | deprived of maternal affection. Oliver's of Leon, the able mind of the Countess over provision was a good living; he has scrupowers him, and all is settled.
ples, and cannot accept it.
The date must be 1793. During a vacation Oliver sets out for a long walk-to bo
tanize, and to be from home. At a country Catholic Mythology.
inn, he is requested by the landlady to sit ADAM in Limbo beholding the light of the in her room, the house being full. The landAnnunciation. Simile,-suggested by Bet- lord had been a respectable tradesman, by tinelli's Sonnet, Pern. Mod. 19, p. 169. I misfortunes bankrupt, and reduced to this
together, and they never fit well unless you I Could trochaic lines be introduced into see the seam in the middle. So Warner's the rhymeless four-lined stanza ? or would long line is splittable into the common bal- the change of cadence be too harsh ? lad metre. Anapæstic. Iambic. Trochaic. 12. 10. 8.
Of all subjects this is the most magni. ficent.
This is the work with which I would atThe Adonic line, the Dactylic, the Ana
tempt to introduce hexameters into our lancreontic, the Sapphic.
guage. A scattered party of fifty or a hunThe sentence must not too often close on a long syllable. The trochaic line of eight
dred do nothing; but if I march a regular
army of some thousands into the country, is the only double ending. This may be
well disciplined, and on a good plan, they palliated by running the lines into the decimal one. And the anapæstic of nine will
will effect their establishment.
My plan should be sketched before I have bear a redundant syllable at the end. There
read Bodmer's poem ; then, if his work be may also be occasionally introduced the trochaic of six, and the Adonic, perhaps the
not above mediocrity, it may be melted at
my convenience into mine. Sapphic or Phaleucian line. Thus are there thirteen usable lines. The
For the philosophy, Burnett's Theory is
the finest possible; for machinery the Rabmore complicate ones can, however, only be
bis must give it me, and the Talmuds are in inserted in polisbing; composition will not
requisition. pause for them.
The feelings must be interested for some
of those who perished in the waters. A Metrical Memoranda.
maiden withheld from the ark by maternal
love, and her betrothed self-sacrificed with How would the galloping dactylic metre
| her. Their deaths and consequent beatisuit to be written rhymelessly? rhyme is
tude may be deeply affecting. In the deseven less essential to harmony here than in the iambic cadence, for the lyric there would
potism that has degraded the world, and
made it fit only for destruction, there is room be the four-lined stanza of two twelve, two
for strong painting. The Anakim have once nine, with all its changes. *12 12 9 9
already destroyed mankind ! 9 9 12 12
March 26, 1800. 12 9 9 12
I have read the Noachid of Bodmer; it * 9 12 12 9
is a bad poem. In one point only does it In these long lines there is danger lest the deserve to be followed, in adopting the sysepithets should be too frequent.
tem of Whiston, and destroying the world Of these duodecimo lines there is no frac- by the approximation of a comet. This tion but the 9, for 8 and 9 are convertible,
may be ingrafted upon Burnett's Theory. like 11 and 12, and 6 would be halving the long line only. The 7 makes a good line, June 29, 1801. the last half of a pentameter.
Iris unfortunate that Shem and Ham can
not be christened. With rhyme a correspondent metre to Japhet, the European inheritor, must be that of the ebb tide would have a good ef- the prominent personage, and brimful of fect, rhyming alternately thus,
patriotism he should be. Some visit, per9 12 12 9
| haps, to Enoch in paradise. The death of
one of the just may tell well. A father of humanity in only destroying half,—when one of the wives; his son should be the love Noah threatens all with extermination. victim. A martyrdom also ;—some hero, At length—the doom voice was uttered, burnt offering to the god-tyrant,-a rank and the Lord God Almighty turned from Romish priesthood. Why not an Atheist mankind the eyes of his mercy. friend of Noah? one who reasons from the The statue omen. They should fear Noah, wickedness of the world, a good man, but and attempt to destroy him so; but the blow not stiff-necked, who has never swallowed harms not the statue's head, it shivers the the poker of principle, nor laced on the mallet, and palsies the arm that struck. strait waistcoat of conscience, an incense- ! The peace-virtues of the holy family, viburner to the idols whom he derides. olet virtues more sweet than showy. The
Anguish of Noah when the sentence of young hopes and heat of Japhet may force the world is past. The spirit of Adam him into a livelier interest; he should be for might announce it, on his own grave. isocratizing.
The chief tyrant? some beef-headed boo- The general embarkation must be kept by brute.
out of sight; it savours too much of the The universal iniquity will be difficultly ridiculous. made conceivable. There must be an universal monarchy to account for it, and focus it. How to heighten the crimes ? to bring
MANGO CAPAC. about the crisis of guilt ? all must be bad, | I Have completely failed in attempting to even those who see the evil must seek to identify Made with Manco Canne Hecoes remedy it by evil means; some United Irish
indeed to Peru, but this is all—The histoviolence.
rical circumstances totally differ, but he has The burnt offering the outstanding fi
a fleet of companions, and assumes no divine gure; a young man full of all good hopes
authority ; – therefore will I remove the and arrogance, who would revolutionize the
Welsh adventurers to Florida, and celeworld ; his error, the working with evil
| brate the Peruvian legislation in another means, and his ruin. The final wickedness;
poem. his death, after an Abbe Barruel-Bartholo
From whence was Mango Capac ? he inew-massacre.
could not have grown up in Peru, nor inIs language equal to describe the great
deed in any part of America. There is no crash ? one line of comfort must be the ter
instance, no possibility of any such character minating one -- lo, yonder the ark on the
growing up among savages; it is a miracle waters.
more unbelievable than his inspiration ; but The great temple-palace should be some
whence or how came he to Peru. Europe Tower of Babel building, made in despite
was too barbarous to furnish a civilizer for of prophecy, and mockery of God's venge
America; and from Europe he must have ance. It should resist the water weight, and
taken the impossible way up the Maragnon, overlive all things, till the vault of the earth where I had led Madoc. But a European bursts.
would have been a Christian. From the Arbathan the self-confident hero. Some
East his opinions might have proceeded; but act of solitary goodness seen by Japhet
the voyage from Persia! its impassable should win his affections, which the darkness of conspiracy had shocked. Arbathan would act like Omniscience. He would dare do ill |
i The reader is referred to the Commentarios
| Reales, escritos por el Ynca Garcilasso de la Vega, for the good event. Thus, too, he should ] The copy before me was SouTHEY's. Lisboa. argue, and assume to himself the praise of | Año de M.DCIX.-J. W. W.