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pillory, or necklace. Pig's pettytoes. Pigs | the protection of society. Piggy grunt not stink, there is no stink. Offer the pig thy ungratefully. Remember your stye, your smelling-bottle. Moses the pig's friend. His grains, your wash. Besides, you are so useface,-see it rouged with saltpetre, and ful! dressed.

FusEli's pictures. Music,—my own feelings. The harp, the organ. Military music, its damned abuse.

Mary Hayes's Female Biography. The female voice. Stage singing, how loath

The barber. What would be the fine

gentleman and fine lady without him ? the I would not live over my youth again. counsellor, the schoolmaster

, the judge ? In Its pains are real, its pleasures unsatisfac

company the judge's assertions would be

confuted, but with the wig on! Without tory. Fear and uncertainty damp all its

his wig he is Jove without his thunder. Vehopes.

nus uncestused, Phæbus unbeamed. ImA LITTLE while, and I shall be at home. portance of the barber in society. If I had lost thee, so wearily should I en

INDOLENCE, I want not thee, but thy sisdure life as now this absence.

ter Leisure.

some.

The old woman's snuff-box, the most in

A POEM upon the necessity of writing a nocent sensuality, and the last, perhaps too

poem. Like Mendoça's sonnet, done in the greatest advantage as yet of Columbus's writing upon it, but to conclude with the discovery. The fine lady's snuff; the fine point that so life passes in resolving how to gentleman's; the doctor's; the schoolmas- | live. ter's; but the old woman reconciles me to it. Snuff the only way of satisfying the It was my faith that the spirits of good smell-sense.

men beheld the earth, and received their

fame with delight, deriving happiness from A WOMAN-SERVANT of Mrs. Lockyers, the welfare of their friends, posterity, and about eight years ago, delivered herself of country. Hampden and Sidney! may I still a dead child, -it was supposed and admitted believe this,-or would not the sight of Engon her trial,—whose body she was discovered land inflict a pang to the beatified patriot ? burning at night. This will balladize. A Hampden and Sidney! it is so; ye behold madwoman in the snow.

the patriot's effort, ye look to his triumph,

and the regeneration of your native land. The bee, a fool, because he does not want the honey, and because he will be plundered To a dancing bear. The slave trade arof it.3

guments. The animal is happier than if

wild. He would have been killed if he had A WASP trying to fly through the window. not been taught to dance. As an inferior

animal, it is right to make him contribute To a troublesome tooth.

to our use. Everything was made for man;

now what can the bear be made for, except RINGING a pig's nose. The pork must to dance, and for his pomatum ? Baiting. give up some of his natural rights to enjoy Not the owner's interest to injure him; ergo, A TOAD. A coxcomb fool-faced jack-a- | in his own resources, compared to a bear in napes calling him ugly and useless !

he is not baited. I See Poems, p. 130.

Ibid. p. 161. 3 Ibid. p. 126.

J. W. W.

• Ibid. p. 163.-J. W. W.

winter sucking his paws. Ode to Recovery."

FIELD of corn in a wet season. Descrip

tive sonnet,—and the point, alas ! how small INSCRIPTION. Bangor. The massacre. will be the sixpenny loaf !

HoPE, на

-a mixed being,—a sort of demi- The lyrical manner elucidated in an ode devil, sporting with the ignis-fatuus, buoy- upon a Gooseberry Pie. Growth of the ing the wrecked sailor to prolong his pain. wheat, and its processes. Whence the water The tormentor of Tantalus.

The sugar and slave trade. The

fruit. And didst thou scratch thy tender The Spaniard who killed Piso. Ballad. arms, &c. O gatherer ?

came.

ARAUCANS song during the thunder-storm.? A BALLAD of the devil walking abroad to

look at his stock on earth,-counting the Birth of Sommona. Codom. A Japa- young of the viper, -seeing a navy,-a renese hymn.

view,-going to church,—and at last, hear

ing the division in the House of Commons. The yew tree cut into a peacock.

A cow chewing the cud. Reflection in SonNet. Summer wet. Autumn richer, solitude. so the difficulties of manhood ameliorate maturity.

AMATORY sonnets, by Abel Shufflebot

tom. A query whether he has not a double The seagull. As he rises on the waves, identity, because he sees his Delia though so should man ride unruffled on the storm

she is far away. of fortune.

Dirge of the American widow by the To a volunteer who conceives himself the mourning war-pole. Buonaparte of the corporation. Half comic till the close,-that in death his folly will be ECLOGUE. The long road-elms on the preferable to their guilt.

common near Wellington cut down. They

were the only shelter. A man, who was carABERFFRAW. Inscription.

rying his child, and his wife sat on the trunk

of one, and the boughs rose over them, and INSCRIPTION. Evesham. Montford:

gave the last shadow of the yet unwithered

leaves. Camma. Narrative.

My forefathers. A deeply interesting To the memory of Camoens.

poem of domestic feelings might be made

under this title. The sugar maple.

Song of the Old Chikkasah to his grandODE. Rodrigo in the enchanted tower.

son, by the mourning war-pole of his son. A TRAVELLER reduced to find amusement

3 Ibid. p. 126,

A Pindaric Ode.”

• Ibid. * The Devil's Walk," p. 165-6. · See Poems, p. 123.

3 Ibid. p. 114.

6 Ibid. p. 134.

*J.w.w.

· Ibid. P: W.W.

133.

I would I were that reverend gentleman, serpent neck, and reclines his head between with gold-laced hat and golden-headed cane, his wings. His wings are a little opened, that hangs in Delia's parlour. For Delia as sail-like to catch the wind; his breast sits opposite him, and his eyes are always protruded like a prow. This bird is beaufixed on her unblamed.

tiful from its colour and habits; for it is

clumsy in shape, and of most foul physiogSonnet. A pigeon. It is pleasant to see nomy; there is such a snakishness in its eye his pouting breast, and the rainbow gloss of and head, as well as neck. his neck, and his red feet, and his tumbling - The swan arch'd back his snakey neck, in the air; but pleasanter to see his feet

And his proud head reclin'd sticking up through a pie-crust.

Between bis wings, now half unclos'd

Like sails to catch the wind. Sonnet. The rainbow. Did not that

The waters yielded to his breast, bow of the covenant confirm us that the

Protruded like a prow, world should no more be destroyed by water?

And still they roar'd as strong he oar'd England! thy navy would not be permitted

With sable feet below.”—For Rudiger.3 to exist, for a three-decker might defy the deluge.

The leaves of the holly are prickly only

when they are within reach of cattle; higher Draw not the picture of Delia! thou wilt make me detest thee as a blasphemer, smooth, more tapering, as having lost their

up they preserve their waviness, but are and thou wilt tempt all the world beside to

angular points, and ending in a point. Some idolatry

of the mid-height leaves, with the taper Delia playing cup and ball,—methought shape of the upper ones, retain three, two,

or one point. The leaf is very beautiful, the my heart was the ball, and the point on which

middle fibre beautifully varying by its lighter she caught it, Cupid's arrow.?

hue from the dark glossy green. The lower

side is pale-greyish, and shows the thickness INSCRIPTION. Kenwith Castle.

of the leaf.4

BEAUTIFUL appearance of an ash when Images.

the moon shines through it, particularly its Green of the copse-covered hill, broken edge. like the waters of a still lake.

The moon seems to roll through the rifted EVENING. A flight of small birds only

clouds. visible by the glitter of their wings.

The insect that makes a six spotted shade In the evening the harshest sounds are is not a spider. It has four long legs, and harmonised by distance. The very bark of two short ones in front. It seems to use a far-off dog is musical.

the long legs like oars.

August 25. It is the plane that hangs down its globular seeds.

Oct. 2. The ivy now begins to blossom, the flower appears globular. What is afterwards the berry, is now of an olive colour,

The swan in swimming arches back his

· Poems, p. 114.

? Ibid. p. 134.

J. W. W.

3 See Ballad, p. 420. The reader will observe that these stanzas were not used, p. 420. * Poems, p. 129.

J. W. W.

and pointed in the middle. The calix of In a hoar morning the cattle track their each is a greyer green, the anthers a greyish feeding path by their breath thawing the yellow. The smell of a bush is very plea- frost. sant; but closely observed, it has an oily scent, not disagreeable, and yet powerful A CLOUDED morning after snow. The line enough to half offend. The bees swarm over of hill scarcely to be distinguished from the these blossoms, probably because the only sky by being lighter. ones at this time of year.

RIME on the trees. MORNING. Mist shower from the elms, and thick-leaved trees.

SPARKLING of the snow.

WHITENESS of the rocks occasioned by White frost on the stone wall, but none the lichens.

on the moss in its interstices, as though the

force of vegetable life repelled it. The grass grey with dew.

Move where you will at sea, the long line Oct. 10. Rich appearance of the fern in of moonlight still meets your eye. the wood.

When the wind follows the sun, it omens The acorns brown ripe, or ripening yellow. fair weather, and vice versâ.

Of the various trees, I observe only the APRIL 25. The petals of the pilewort grow ash uniform in its fading colour, pale yel- white when overblown. The first buds of lowing green. Its leaves rise very beauti- the ash are black, they then redden, and fully, light as a lady's plumes.

appear not unlike the valerian flower, a

cluster of red seeds. A path so little frequented, that the leaves lay on it untrodden, light as they had THE horse-chesnut buds covered with fallen.

gum, and woolly within.

THE horse-chesnut rich in autumn.

The cry of the bat comes so short and

quick, as to be felt in the ear like a tremuIn the forest of Dean, I saw no trees lous touch. more richly varied than the beech, standing singly, and with room to spread.

Ar evening the reflection of the bridge

on the water was strong as reality, and The leaves of the reed spread out straight blended with the bridge into one pile. on the wind, like ship streamers.

I saw a stream that had made its way The darker and the more tempestuous the through the foot of an old tree, which thus night, the more luminous the sea to leeward formed a strange bridge,—an arch above it. of the vessel.

One of the most beautiful images I ever A VESSEL when first seen at sea, appears noticed was the reflection of a mast on the to be ascending

river at evening. Its yellow colours were

vivid as life,-it waved like coiling serODD appearance of the cobwebs in a frosty pent, and the huge tail seemed to roll up morning.

as the monster were menacing.,

Bats love the water. I observe them Vavasor. Lyt. v. 3, p. 84. dipping their breasts like the swallow.

There is in Mrs. Dobson's Life of Pe.

trarch a fine trait of a country exposed to An ash growing up for some four feet enemies, taken from one of his letters. The along a rock, so that the stem was half

peasant drives his flock with a lance. trunk, half root.

Beech oil.

In the Bruce, king Edward is called often On the way to Moreton Hamstead, we crossed a little bridge of one plank. The

Schyr Edouard the king. bough of a hazel had been broken and bent

“ Then was that gallant heart of Douglas down to the post at the other end as a rail. pierced.” It had recovered, and branched out, so that

The Bruce. Barnes. Qy. Mariana. the rail grew.

Gallantry in war. The Douglas.

The Irish Kernes. Bulwer's Art. ChangeMoonlight. A sheep feeding on the edge

ling, of a bank. It was a strange sight.

Shield made a boat of.
Hippocras. Belleau.

Foot armour lighter than horse armour.
Joan of Arc.

Commines. Tue Seine. Treasury of Antient and

A good contrast to La Hire's prayer in Modern Times, p. 74.

Carlos Magna.
Washing at meals. Robin Hood. Ben St. Catharine. Agostinho da Cruz.
Jonson. Chenier. Coryat.

And now the knights of France dismount,

&c. Merovingian kings. Boileau.

“En esto es mi parecer Du Guesclin. Treasury of An. &c. Montaigne.

Que en cavallo no te fies; Talbot's sword. Camden.

Por lo qual has de entender Battle of Montargis. Lassels.

Que de ninguno confies The love education of chivalry may be

Tu lymosna, y bien hazer. well given by Conrade, describing his de- El Cavallero Determinado, written in votion to Agnes.

French by OLIVER DE LA MARCHE; transArchery must be attended to. Scotch lated by HERNANDO DE Acuna. Barcelona, Encyc.

1565. It is the advice of Understanding to The nuns singing may affect the maid.

the knight before he enters upon his combat B. 9.

with Atropos. Helplessness of men in complete armour

Lambrequins, ribbands embroidered with when on the ground. Battle of Pavia. Gor

silver and gold, which hung from the armdon's Tacitus, v. 1, p. 219; v. 3, p. 100. ets of the knights, - long enough to flow Hooks to pull the man from off the horse.

over the crupper. Sovereigns wore jewels Lyttleton's Henry II. v. 1, p. 297.

in them. Peasantry building huts in churchyards,

White wand of capitulation. 231, t. 1. in hopes of protection from the place. Lyt. Du Guesclin. v. 2, p. 135.

The editors of the Memoires for French

History say that it was common for towns to I The classical reader will call to mind a simi. purchase from the nearest ruffian the prilar image in Sallust.“ Et forte eo loco grandis vilege of collecting the harvest from the ilex coaluerat inter saxa, paullulùm modò prona,

little land they durst cultivate. Even La dein flexa atque aucta in altitudinem, quo cuncta gignentium natura fert,” &c.Bell. Tug. xciii. Hire received £ 1200 from the people of

J. W. W. Amiens for such a security.—Tom.5, p.323.

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