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chievous. Ledalma may see Bely on the thirst, and the cool element fly from his night when he visits earth, or attempt to touch; he shall hunger, and all earthly food descend by Yamen's throne.
refuse its aid. He shall never sleep, and The Sorgon might be conquered by Ke- never die, till the full age of man be accomradon and Padalon. Yamen calmly awaits plished. him unmoved at his post, and gives him the When the dead Naropi attempts Kalyal, cup, the consummation of his conquests. the eye of Eswara falls upon him and con
Eenia, after seeking other aid in vain, sumes him dares to appeal to Eswara, and complain Keradon has obtained that none can dethat there is injustice in the world. Eswara stroy him but himself. tells him Death alone can aid Laderlad. After Kalyal has fed her father with the
Eenia takes Kalyal to the Sorgon, and Sorgon fruits, Keradon strikes her with leshows her all its joys; but she asks to be prosy, that the Grindouver may loath her. restored to her father. He knows not where Then it is that Eenia flies to the throne of he is, but asks Arounin, the charioteer of the Destroyer-God. the sun. Thus Arounin's answer brings up The Cintra cistern might be well painted. the lee-way, and the clumsiness of a revert- | Laderlad lying by the water. ing story is avoided.
Kalyal is taken to the Sorgon to be reEenia asks Manmadin to wound Kalyal covered. also. The Love God cannot, her heart is The giants join Keradon to get the Amorfull of stronger feelings.
tam. Kalyal is exposed to violation in a temple. The frozen bay by Parassourama's cave Eeniaguards her, and kills whoever attempts of sleep. Thence he may embark for the her. He daily tells her of her father. end of the world, to Yamen.
Keradon takes Laderlad and leads him Thus then the arrangement. Funeral and through Padalon to see with living eyes his curse. Its gradual effects till Laderlad after pain. Sure that Yamen must give the leaves Kalyal asleep. Her adventure with draught, he drags his conquered enemies to the dead Naropi. Eenia bears her to the the spot of triumph, drinks, and dies. The Sorgon. Search of her father. Arounin's wrath-eye of Eswara is on him.
account. The meeting. Keradon smites her When the father and daughter are about with leprosy. First he exposes her in the to be executed at Naropi's grave, Laderlad I temple. Eenia defends her. His request despairs, and therefore is abandoned. Kato Manmadin. Keradon then taints her lyal is for piety exempted from the curse. with the leprosy. He attempts to destroy
Naropi's spirit, animating his corpse, per-her. Mariatale saves her. After the dissecutes Laderlad and his daughter. When ease Eenia goes to Eswara, as he is leading alone, she is led into a house where the | both to Yamen. The giants seize them. spectre awaits her, and escaping from his Parassourama wakes to their rescue. Their Incubus attempt sinks at the foot of the voyage. On the shore Keradon captures manchineel tree.
them. His triumph in Padalon, and the end. Keradon's curse.—May he be shunned by L 1. The curse. 2. The manchineel. 3. all his own cast, and be in the same abomi- The Sorgon. 4. The meeting. 5. The pation to them that they are to the rest of the prostitution. 6. The leprosy. 7. The apworld; the sun shine to scorch him; no wind peal to Eswara. 8. Parassourama. 9. The cool him; no water wet his lips. He shall captivity. 10. The catastrophe.
Eenia's appeal to Eswara. An allusion to I The reader will observe that in this early MS. the characters are variously spelt. In the
the fruitless attempt of Brahma and Vichepoem itself we have Kalyal and Glendoveer
non to measure the greater god. The Grinnot Kalya and Grindouver.-J. W. W. douver finds him soon. Allegory, whom
curious presumption cannot discover, af- | ballads, double rhymes the more the better. flicted earnestness instantly finds.
Anaranya, like Crispin the Conjurer, folThe meeting with Bely might be in his lows them on the water. ruined city Mavalipuram. Its sea scenery | The Wrath Eye is reserved for the cataswould be impressive.
trophe. As Keradon drinks, it falls upon Kalyal comes to the Lake Asru-tirt'ha, him, and fills him with fire, red hot. by bathing there she would lose all worldly | Eenia will be better winged, like the affections and go to Vishu's paradise ; for Glums, than with feathers. His application her father's sake she refuses, and thus is re- to Cama must be in the Sorgon. served for a higher bliss.
Living Careatades might support the I shall write this romance in rhyme, thus throne of Yamen. to avoid any sameness of style or syntax or After Anaranya's body is by Mariatale expression with my blank verse poems, and destroyed, he might still persecute a shadow to increase my range and power of lan- dark in the evening light; but his eyes were
| bright, like stars in the haze of mist. The But the chain must be as loose as possible, moon was gone; the clouds moved on. Then an unrhymed line may often pass without the shadow he grew light in the darkness of offending the ear. Like the Emperor of the night, and his eyes like flame were red.2 China's lying fiddler, he may be silent in the Indra will not allow Eenia to bring Lanoise of his companions. A middle rhyme derlad to the Sorgon, fearing sooner to exmay be used, not merely to its own termi asperate Keradon. But Kalyal builds her nation but to that of another verse. The father a cane hut, and Eenia daily brings octave line is of more hurrying rapidity than him the fruits of the Sorgon. At last he the decimal, and may be varied at pleasure comes not, and a hurricane tears up the hut. with that of six, and with the fuller close Kehama orders her to be thrown into the of ten or twelve. In short lines a repetition | river at once. May not the very curse save of rhymes is pleasant; even in long ones, as | her, by enabling Laderlad to get her out of Warner proves to my ear, and the Spanish | the river? This idea strikes him, and he
runs instantly as he is freed. I“ It is begun in rhymes, as irregular in Derla and Vedilya, wives of Arvelan, length, cadence, and disposition as the lines of burnt ; one patiently, and with no love of Thalaba. I write them with equal rapidity, so
life, which never had been happiness; the that on the score of time and trouble that is neither loss nor gain. But it is so abominable
other younger, and with strugglings. They a sin against what I know to be right, that my also wander in spirit, being untimely slain ; stomach turns at it. It is to the utmost of my and in the Jaggernat temple save Kalyal power vitiating, or rather continuing the cor from the force of their tyrant, for Arvelan ruption of public taste--it is feeding people on French cookery, which pleases their diseased | there appears in body. and pampered palates, when they are not healthy | Kohalma discovers that of Kalyal an imenough to relish the flavour of beef & mutton. | mortal babe shall be born; hence he may My inducements are-to avoid any possible
save ber at last, deeming that by him it sameness of expression, any mannerism, and
must be begotten. to make as huge an innovation in rhymes as Thalaba will do in blank verse. But I am almost Lake of Crocodiles. She is throned on induced to translate what is already done into one ; before the espousals with the idol, the the Thalaban metre.”—MS. Letter to C. Dan.
angelic increase of beauty given by the Sorvers, Lisbon, May 6, 1801. “ If, after all, you like better to write in
gon fruits occasion her election. rhyme, what is done may be easily translated. An hour passes in the Sorgon, but it is In proof of the practicability, the first seventy pages of Kehama underwent this metamorpho. ? As it is so written in the original MS. I sis.” MS. Letter to Caroline Bowles, 10th May, have not thought it necessary to divide the 1824.-J. W. W.
| lines.-J. W. W.
an hour of the blessed ; and Laderlad has | Oronoco Indian's trial.-MARIGNY Revol. had a year's wandering.
vol. I, p. 52. Also the case of Judkin FitzOnly into Laderlad's hand may the cup gerald, Esq. of Amreeta be given. Thus hath it been Ashes of the kings.- Ibid. p. 99. So the decreed, and that not for himself is he to flight from Almanzor. receive it. A reason for his presence. La-! « L. Martio et Sex. Julio consulibus in derlad's must pass through the dark portal.agro Mutinensi duo montes inter se concur
Crocodiles are kept in a moat or tank that serunt, crepitu maximo assultantes et recesurrounded a town in the East Indies, as | dentes, et inter eos flamma fumoque exguards. So I heard from a man who had eunte. Quo concursu villæ omnes elisæ sunt, been an officer in that service; and so it was animalia permultæ quæ intra fuerant, exaat Goa.—ALBOQ. BARROS.
nimata sunt."— Textor's Officina, 210 ff. Laderlad might at last rise in open hostility to Kehama.
“For my harp is made of a good mares skyn, Among the ornaments of Major Cart. The strynges be of horse heare, it maketh a right's magnificent temple is the self moved good dyn." vessel of the Phæacians. The body of the
BORDE's Introduction to Knowledge, living bark is like a scollop shell ; instead of
quoted in WALKER's Bards. a helm, it grows into a human head, to see and direct the way.
“CORTEs made the Zempoallans pulldowne She is thrown under the wheels of Jagre
their idolls, and sepulchres of their Cassikz, nat's car to be destroyed; but he who lies which they did reverence as Gods.”—Connext her is Laderlad, and Death knew Ke- | quest of the Weast Indies. hama's Curse.
Apple blossoms in Hoel's poetry—so an Irish sonnet, of which Walker has foolishly given only a rhyme version.
Notes for Madoc.
“Blest were the days when in the lonely shade SILENT, apart from all and musing much.
Join'd hand in hand my love and I have -Vieira LUSITANO, canto 8, p. 278.
stray'd. Bird Omen.-Carlos Magno, p. 23. But
93. But Where apple blossoms scent the fragrant air not understandable, like the Mexican pro
I'vesnatch'd soft kisses from the wanton fair. digy.
“ Once more, sweet maid, together let us Priests running into the battle.—Corte
stray, Real. Seg. Cerco de Diu. canto 11, p. 143.
And in soft dalliance waste the fleeting day. Canto 18, p. 289.
Through hazel groves, where clust'ring nuts Sunless world, a phrase correspondent to mine, p. 2.
And blushing apples charm the tempted Endymion de Gombauld.
sight.” Early navigator. Capt. James's poem in
The Irish horsemen were attended by danger.—2 c. 98.
servants on foot, commonly called Daltini, Death of Coatel. Water of Jealousy. Tale in Niebuhr. Pierre Faifen, cap. 22,
armed only with darts or javelins, to which
thongs of leather were fastned, wherewith p. 58. John Henderson at Downend.
to draw them back after they were cast.
SIR JAMES WARE's Antiquities of Ireland. By referring to the notes on Madoc, the reader will see how small a portion of his great collections Southey was in the habit of using i Du Cange quotes Ware and Stanihurst in up. See Life and Correspondence, vol. v. 172.- v. SPELMAN in his Gloss. gives the explanation
J. W. W. | at length.-J. W. W.
Ezra, ch. iii. v. 11-13. Recovery of the “E non nos devemos espantar porque land from Aztlan.
ellos son muchos, ea mas puede un Leon que " To the temple tasks devote."— Virgini- | diezovejas, e matarien treynta lobes a treyndos, c. 5. st. 34.
ta mil corderos."-Speech of FERNAN GOxExtinguishing all the fires to relight them ÇALEZ. Coronica de Espana, del Rey D. from the sacred flame seems to have been an Alonso. universal superstition. The Druids. The Magi. Custom in Monomotapa.
"Eux doncques navigans la mer de Pont
descouvrirent d'assez loing la flote du SouAfter Lautaro had cut off Valdivia. dain Zaire, qui (revestu de sa proye) ne “ Por el las fiestas fieron alargadas,
pensoit qu'a entretenir Onolorie, quand ceux exercitando siempre nuevos juegos
qui estoient aux cages et hunes2 pour faire de saltos, luchas, pruebas nunca usadas,
guet, luy vindrent raporter qu'ilz avoient danzas de noche entorno de los fuegos." descouvert gens en mer et grosse flote de
| vaisseaux."-Amadis, 8me. livre, ch. 28. “ Con flautas, cuernos, roncos instrumentos “OR seen low lying through the haze of
alto estruendo, alaridos desdeñosos, morn." This is what sailors call Cape Flysalen los fieros barbaros sangrientos away. contra los Españoles valerosos.”
On the coast of Campeche the priests
wore long cotton garments, white, and their The Araucan Army.
hair in great quantities, completely clotted “ Alli las limpias armas relucian
and matted with blood.-Bernal Diaz, 3. mas que el claro cristal del Sol tocado,
Snake idols at Campeche.-Ibid. 3. 7. At cubiertas de altas plumas las celadus,
Tenayuca. 125. verdes, azules, blancas, encarnadas."
Some Indians whom Grijalva saw had Ibid. 9. shields of tortoise shell, and they shone so
in the sun that many of the Spaniards in" Quando el Sol en el medio cielo estaba
sisted they were of gold. For “all seemed no declinando a parte un solo punto,
yellow to the jaundiced eye!"-Ibid. 8. y la aguda chicharra se entonaba
“ Many Indians came on, and each had con un desapacible contrapunto."
a white streamer on his lance, which he Ibid.
waved, wherefore we called the place the Throwing the lance was one of the Arau- Rio de Venderas.”—Ibid. 8. can games.-Canto 10.
Montezuma's men also.—Ibid. 9. The Araucan learnt much from the Spa- They spread mats under the trees and niards.-P. 6, vol. 1.
| invited us to sit, and then incensed us.Horsemen of Lautaro.-P. 228.
Ibid. Bees seem to have been destroyed by water
When Aguilar first rejoined his country
men “el Español mal mascado y peor proformerly. Lord Sterline in his Doomsday,
nunciado, dixo, Dios y Santa Maria, y Se“ Winged alchymists that quintessence the
villa !” and ran to embrace them.-Ibid. p. flowers,
12. As oft-times drown'd before, now burn'd shall The houses at Campoala were so dazzling
be." Third Houre, st. 40. ly white, that one of the Spaniards galloped
I" This Poem of 'Doomes-day,' is written ? HUNE de navire. C'est le panier ou la in the octave stanza, and divided into four books, | cage qui est au haut du mat, qui sert à porter called Hours."--Bib. Angl. Poetic. p. 309. un matelot, pour découvrir la terre, et les Cor.
J. W. W. saires.” MENAGE in v.-J. W. W.
back to Cortes to tell him the walls were of silver.-Ibid. p. 30.
Joan of Arc. The prisoners designed for sacrifice were Mystic meaning of the Fleurs de Lys.fatted in wooden cages.-Ibid. passim. RichEOSME, Plainte Apologetique, p. 343.
The Tlascalan embassadors made three reverences, and burnt copal, and touched the ground with their hands, and kissed the
ENGLAND should be the scene of an Eng
Jishman's poem. earth.-Ibid. p. 52.
No foreign scene can Kill all you can, said the Tlascalans to
be sufficiently familiar to him. Books and Cortes, the young that they may not bear
prints may give the outlines, as description arms, the old that they may not give coun
will give you the size and colour of a man's sel.-Ibid. p. 56.
eyes and the shape of his nose, but the chaThe sprinkled maize-s0 ashes in Bel and racter that individualizes must be seen to the Dragon.
be understood. “Unos como paveses, que son de arte, que
Is there an historic point on which to los pueden arrollar arriba quando no pe
build ? Alfred—the thrice murdered Allean, porque no les estorve, y al tiempo del
fred !-a glorious tale, but that is forbidden pelear quando son menester los dexan caer,
ground. è quedan cubiertas sus cuerpos de arriba
Brutus has been knocked on the head by abaxo."—Ibid. p. 67.
Ogilvie. The name too is unfavourable ; Beasts were kept by the temples, and
such nobler thoughts will cling to it. A desnakes.
cent story might be made by supposing the The walls of Mexitlis' temple, and the original race oppressed by Sarmatic invaground, were black, and flaked with blood,
ders—and uniting Bardic wisdom with Troand stenching.-Ibid. p. 71.
jan arms. Tezcalipoca's eyes of the same substance
The Roman period, Cassibelan, Bonduas their mirrors.—Ibid.
| ca, the war of savages against civilization; Narvaez thought the number of glow
such it must be, though you call it the strugworms were the matches of Cortes' soldiers. | gle
gle of liberty against oppression. -Ibid. p. 99.
Arthur — but what is great is fable: he They gave command by whistling.-Ibid. | must be elsewhere considered. pp. 144, 165. “Resuena y retumba la voz Egbert-it is a confused action : little por un buen rato."
means making a great end, - as the little The first thing an Indian does when
kingdoms made a great one. wounded with a lance, is to seize it. The
From the Norman conquest downwards, orders always were to drive at their heads,
but one event occurs whose after effects and trust to their horses.-Ibid. p. 172.
| were equal to its immediate splendour; the
Armada defeat, and our escape from the “ The sky and the sea were in appearance
double tyranny it was to have established. so blended and confounded, that it was only
Yet we should, like Holland, have defeated close to the ship that we could distinguish
the Spaniards, had they even obtained a what was really sea."-STAVORINUS.
Of Charles I. nothing can be said-be“ TANIAN instrumentos de diversas mane
cause of Charles II. ras de la musica de pulso, e flato, e tato, e voz.”—CR. DE Pero NINO.
Robin Hood. Flying fish. — GOMES EANNES. PERO A PASTORAL epic, with rhyme and withNixo.
| out rhyme, long lines and short line, now