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ving put out a great portion of the central “ Fugit Hinda speculatores canitiei meæ fire; hence no vineyards in England as Cepitq; eam fastidium ab inclinatione formerly. Consequences from the im
capitis mei. mense quantity of steam thus generated. - Ita mos est Diabolis, ut fugiant Geyser.
Ubi apparuerint stellæ volantes." Thus was the Dom-Daniel formed. The
Yahya Ebn Said. Abul Pharajuis. explosion of the earth from the sun took place in consequence of the war in heaven. The Devil and his angels were projected
From the Koran. with the fluid mass; but the heavier bodies in this projectile motion necessarily stones prepared for the unbelievers."—
“ Fear the fire, whose fewel is men and became outermost, and in their whirling Ch. 2. vorticed the evil spirits into the centre. There their breath, naturally warm, and “VERILY those who disbelieve our signs, now more heated, formed the central ca
we will surely cast to be broiled in hell air-bubbles in the fused earth. fire. So often as their skins shall be well When they burrowed they made volcanos ; burned, we will give them other skins in exthe mountains in which these craters are change, that they may take the sharper torformed being only the mole-hills which they ment.”—Ch. 4. And thus they spend
“ THERE is no kind of beast on earth, The little wick of life's poor shallow lamp,
nor fowl which flieth with its wings, but the In playing tricks with nature, giving laws
same is a people like unto you; we have
not omitted any thing in the book of our To distant worlds, and trifling in their own.”
decrees; then unto their Lord shall they CowPER.
return."-Ch. 6. Coffee.-Olearius. Parrot.—Bruce.
“ With him are the keys of the secret Ablutions. The Moors probibited the things, none knoweth them besides himself: use of baths.
he knoweth that which is on the dry land, 10. Okba fulfilling the prophecy. Dam
and in the sea; there falleth no leaf but pier. Curious prophecy, that worked its he knoweth it; neither is there a single own accomplishment.
grain in the dark parts of the earth, neither Henna, the Portuguese phrase for a cox
a green thing, nor a dry thing, but it is comb.
written in the perspicuous book.”—Ch. 6. Some Jews have a diminutive opinion of the book of Esther, because the word " It is he who hath ordained the stars Jehova is not to be found in all the extent for you, that ye may be directed thereby thereof."-FULLER. Triple Reconciler, 131. in the darkness of the land, and of the sea."
Solomon - whom many, says Gaffarel, -Ch. 6. very inconsiderately reckon
“ He would not open his lip to speech, Sailing carriages would be the best mode
or suffer the fish of reply to swim in the of travelling in Arabia.
sea of utterance."-BAHAR-DANUSH. In Adamson's Senegal. An account of riding ostriches.
“ By wheedling and coaxing, she preB. Diaz, p. 4, says, that in some of his vailed upon him to remove the cover from voyages they suffered so much from thirst the jar of secrecy, and pour the wine of that their lips and tongues had chaps in his inmost thoughts into the cup of relathem with dryness.
Farthes, the light-footed steed of Optabilius nobis ac dulcius videtur, quam the pen has not found permission to pro- virginis suavium.'" ceed on the plain of prolixity."--Ibid.
Poeseos Asiat. Com.
“ THE Jonas of day descends into the belly of the whale of the west.”—Ibid. * Juvenis, qui post mortem ob liberalita
tem suam vivit, Sicut pratum post imbris effusionem vires
cit." " La mañana desterrava
In libro Hamasa. Poes., &c. Con azotas de luz, la noche esaura."
“ Vid in hortulo violam, “ ABSALOM.—Hasta los hombros pende su Cujus folia rore splendebant; cabello
Similis erat flos ille (puellæ) cæruleos Mas que el oro de Arabia roxo, y bello.”
Quorum cilia lacrymas stillant." “ Cada año qual renuevo lo cortava
Ebc Rumi. Poeseos, &c. A damas se vendia para ornato."
“ ILLIDE ignem illum nobis liquidum, “ Tuis conversation resembles the falla- Hoc est, ignem illum aquæ similem affer.” cious appearance of water in a desart, which
HAFEZ. ends in bitter disappointment to the stag - MEDICINAM (vinum) quæ somni origo sit, parched with thirst."-SACONTALA.
“ ABSALOM SO absolutely fair- “ ERADICET te Deus, ignave miles ; He farre puff d up, died wavering in the Nunquam te irrigent matutinæ nubis gutta! air,
Neu fundat pluviam nubes super domicilia A growing gallows grasping tumid hope, tribus, The wind was hangman, and his hairs the Ubi tu commoraris, neu virescant eorum rope."
colles ! LORD STIRLINE. Doomsday, 6th Hour. | Induisti, o fili Bader, ignominiæ
Pallium, nec te deserent illum secuturæ
miseriæ. “ MOHAMMEDES vinum appellabat ma
De Antaræ et Ablæ amoribus."
Sir W. J. trem peccatorum ; cui sententiæ Hafez, Anacreon ille Persarum, minime ascribit suam ; dicit autem
A DULCIBUS Hafezi numeris stillat im• Acre illud (vinum) quod vir religiosus
mortalitatis aqua."—HAFEZ. matrem peccatorum' vocitat,
" His fingers, in beauty and slenderness 1 " But Thalaba took not the draught; :ppearing as the Yed? Biezı, or like rays For rightly he knew had the prophet forbidden That beverage, the mother of sin,” &c.
Thalaba, Book vi. p. 25.-J. W. W. ?“ The miraculously shining hand of Moses."
of the sun, being tinged with Hinna, seemed I think a good story may be made of branches of transparent red coral.”—Intro- Robin Hood—my old favourite. It must duction to the Bahar-Danush, or Garden of have forest scenery, forest manners, and Knowledge, by EINAIUT OOLLAH. Translated outlaw morality. Should he be the prinby Scott.
cipal character, or like the Arthur of Spen
ser-a kind of tutelary hero? “ My joints and members seemed as if
Some tale of feudal tyranny may be they would separate from each other, and grafted on; perhaps made the principal
action. A neif with an evil lord. the bird of life would quit the nest of my body."
The age of Robin Hood is in every point
favourable. The royal authority was lax “ The bird of my soul became a captive enough to allow any undue power to a disin the net of her glossy ringlet."?_BAHAR- tant lord.
The crusading spirit abroad, Danush.
some little heresy also in the world; chi
valry in perfection ; and practical equality “She had laid aside the rings which used in Sherwood. to grace her ankles, lest the sound of them Perhaps the old system of wardship would should expose her to calamity." — Asiatic be the best hinge. For the first time I wish Researches.
for law books.
But with all this, what becomes of the
pastoral ? Every thing, however, that is Tue grave of Francisco Jorge, the Ma- good in the pastoral may still be retained. ronite martyr, was visited by two strange Scenes of natural beauty, and descriptions birds, white, and of unusual size. They of simple life. emblemed, says Vasconcellos, the purity The popular belief of fairies, goblins, and the indefatigable activity of his soul.
witches, and ghosts, and the Catholic saintsystem render any machinery needless.
It is difficult to avoid a moral anachronPastoral Poetry.
ism. We can go back to old scenery and PASTORAL poetry must be made inter- old manners, but not to old associations. esting by story. The characters must be in this subject I shall not much feel this such as are to be found in nature; these defect. There is no difficulty in thinking must be sought in an age or country of like Robin Hood; and persecuted affection simple manners.
must feel pretty much the same in all ages. The shepherds and shepherdesses of ro
In this I can introduce the fine incident mance are beings that can be found no- of my schoolboy tale. After long absence where. Such a work will not, therefore, a young man approaches his native castle, be pastoral, but it will be something better. and finds it in ruins. It is evening; and It will neither have pastoral love nor pasto- by the moonlight he sees a woman sitting ral verses.
on a grave. His beaver is down. She runs
to him, and calls him father; for it is his " Are these merely metaphorical ? or do they sister, watching her father's grave, a maniac. allude to the “perched birds of the brain" of the Moallakat the Pagan Arabs' belief? was it from a wish to conciliate these Pagans, that
Extracts. the souls of the blessed are said to animate green birds in the groves of paradise ?
“ Admir'd and lost, just welcom'd and deParrots are called in the Bahar-Danush “the
plor'd, green vested resemblers of heaven's dwellers.” Su again “ the bird of understanding fled
Cam'st thou, fair nymph, to wake delight from the nest of my brain.
og Wale wa wamers, with each beauty in the sun's palace-porch ; where, when
[wave. take them, and exquisitely brief?" | His chariot wheel stands midway in the
* West's elegy on a young lady who Shake one, and it awakens ; then apply Hred soon after her marriage.
Its polish'd lips to your attentive ear,
Ibid. “WHOEVER casts up his eyes loseth the idea of Paradise."
" And the long moon-beam on the hard In the inscription over the portal of the wet sand famous mausoleum at Com. Chardin. Lay like a jasper column half uprear'd.”
Ibid. “O quam verenda micat in oculis lenitas! Nor is there aught above like Jove himMinantur et rident simul."
Nor weighs against his purpose, when once Chinese ode, in Sir W. Jones's “ Poeseos Aught but, with supplicating knee, the Asiaticæ Commentarii.”
prayers. Swifter than light are they, and every face
Though different, glows with beauty: at the The Silkworm.
[kind, “MILLE legunt releguntq; vias, atq; orbibus Of mercy, when clouds shut it from manorbes
They fall bare-bosomed; and indignant Agglomerant, cæco donec se carcere claudant Jove
(voice Sponte sua.”—Vida.
Drops at the soothing sweetness of their
IU Poets. “ Haud longum tales ideo lætantur, et ipsi “ Arssi, dans ce cachot, dans ce séjour du Sæpe suis superant monumentis, illaudatique
crime, Extremum ante diem fætus flevere caducos, Où la mort s'essayait à fraper sa victime, Viventesq; suæ viderunt funera famæ." Dieu laissait échaper, de son sein glorieux,
Ibid. Un rayon du bonheur dont on jouit aux
Cieux. “ Quando fuerça a Saul humano rito
Telle, en un souterrein, une faible ouver.
ture En ella entrar, con habitos caydos
Laisse entrer sous la voûte, une lumière Por pagar lo que deve al appetito.” DAVID. del DOCTOR Jacobo UZIEL.
Rejouit le captif sur la terre étendu."
LE SUIRE. “A TATTER'D cloak that pride wears when
Applied to one solitary and cherished deform’d.”—GEBIR.
hope, the simile is striking.
“ But I have sinuous shells, of pearly hue Within, and they that lustre have imbibed
I The reader will recollect that Wordsworth has the same image. The next image Southey once told me he thought almost unequalled.
J. W. W.
“ Tout cet appareil de dehors,
“ Du sommet d'un rocher précipitant ses Le train, les honneurs, les thresors, flots, Luy sont ce qui est a l'arbre un verdoyant Une cascade au loin fait mugir les échos, feuillage :
Tombe, écume et bouillonne, et son eau Elle en connoist le prix et sçait bien tourmentée s'en servir;
Semble se disperser en poussière argentée." Mais sans se plaindre au Ciel, sans ployer
LE SUIRE. sous l'orage
The silver dust of the waters. Elle les quitte au vent, qui les luy vient ravir."
“ Sa ceinture éblouit par le jeu varié Le Moyne. La Femme Forte.
Du feu des diamans avec l'or marié."-Ibid. “ L'on n'est
la bile éclaircie D'un corps lourd obscur et brutal ; L'Argent à nos yeux si fatal,
“ Le bon sens s'eclost de ses levres de rose N'en est que l'écume endurcie.”—Ibid. Comme sort un bon fruit d'une agreable
fleur.”—Le Morne. La Femme Forte.
“ Ce brave Mede est mort.
Abradates " THUNDEREt maintenant encore son Ombre entre les
it grones and grumbles morts
It rouls and roars, and round-round-round De ceux qu'il a vaincu suit les Ombres er- it rumbles." rantes
SYLVESTER's Du Bartas. Sonnet. Panthea. Le Morne. La Gallerie.
I HAVE seldom met with a nobler burst “SCHYR Jhone Webetown thar was slayne. in any poem than in “The Bruce.” After And quhen he dede wis, as ye her, describing the oppressive government of Thai fand intill hys coffer
" Jhone the Balleoll, A lettyr that hym send a lady,
“A! fredome is a nobill thing! That he luffyt per drouery.!
Fredome mayse man to haiff liking; That said quhen he had yemyt a yer
Fredome all solace to man giffis : In wer, as a gud batchiller,
He levys at ese, that frely levys ! The awenturs castell off Dowglas
A noble hart may haiff nane ese That to kep sa peralous was ;
Na ellys nocht that may him plese, Than mycht he weill ask a lady
Gyff fredome failyhe ; for fre liking Hyr amours and hyr drouery.'
Is yharnyt our all othir thing.
Na he, that ay hase levyt fre,
The angyr, na the wrechyt dome “La mer n'est plus qu'un cercle aux yeux
That is cowplyt to foule thryldome." des Matelots [tiots."
Buke 1, p. 225. Où le Ciel forme un dôme appuyé sur les Le Nouveau Monde, par M. LE SUIRE.
“ Restabat cura sepulchri; " Per drouery, is not in a view of marriage. Quo foderem ferrum deerat : miserabile Te term is old French.