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(Lond. Lit. Gaz.) To Mr. Bowring's extensive knowledge of Linen bleacber-noiseless stroller living languages and poetical vein, the All observer--gilding all ; British public is already indebted for some Dust disturber-planet rollervery pleasing contributions to the stock of Traveller's friend, and day-break's call; polite literature; and by the present vol. ume, he has increased the obligation. It
Let thy flashes be directed has always been notorious to literary men,
To the waste, from me aloof; that the writers of Holland (with the ex
I am from their heat protected ception of a few great names) are less fa By my sheltering linden-roof. miliar in this country than the writers of When thy Dog-star, first appearing, inore distant nations, authors of less valua Casts around his scorching eye, ble works, and in toogues with less affinity Here, no more his anger fearing, to our own. Mr. Bowring's publication Him I call, and him defy. will, we trust, partly remove this anomaly, and by making English readers better ac
Yes! let all the mists, exbaling quainted with the poetry of their Dutch
From the marsbes, meet and blend; neighbours, show them that even in that
Let them all, at once assailing, land of fogs and flatness the Muses have
In one giant mass descend. had worthy votaries, and Parnassus a
Still at rest, and uncomplaining, local site.
Nor of aught that falls afraid, Our first is from the justly admired Joost Cool in heat, and when 'tis raining van den Vondel:
Dry beneath my linden-shade.
KONSTANTIJNTJE 'T ZALIGR KIJNTJE. Sun and flocks have homeward wended,
Wrapt in shade is every bougb; INFANT fairest-beauty rarest
Dews and darkness have descended, Who repairest from above;
Maiden's charms are equal now. Whose sweet smiling, woe-beguiling,
Equal are all cheeks in flushes, Lights us with a beavenly love.
Eyes alike in beauty share; Mother ! mourn not-I return not
Equal is each lip in blushes,
Every mouth is just as fair.
Carter's Specimen's of Gothic ArchitectStill caress thee, though I'm fled :
ure, 4 vols. 16mo. £2. 28.-Family Picture Cheer life's dulness-pour heaven's fulness
Gallery, 4 vols. 12mo. 21: 28.-Howlett's Of bright glory on thy head.
Metrical Chronology, 4to. 158.--Dibdin's Leave behind thee thoughts that bind thee
Sea Songs, imp. 8vo. 11. 128.- The Brides Dreams that blind thee in their glare:
of Florence, and other Poems, by Randolph Look before thee, round thee, o'er thee Fitz-Eustace, 8vo. 10s. 6d.-Castle BayHeaven invites thee- I am there!
nard, or the days of John, a Romance, 8vo.
85.- Past Events, an Historical Novel, 3 The following, from Huijgens is peculiar- vols. 12mo. 11. 16.-Leake's Tour in Asia ly characteristic, and Dutch :
Minor, 8vo. 185.—The Code of Napoleon,
by a Barrister, royal 8vo. II. 1s.-Pringle's MAER DE VROEGH-TIJD IS VERLOOPEN. Account of the English Settlers in Albany, SWIFTLY is the mord-tide fleeting,
South Africa, 12mo. 45.-Benecke on the On my willing muse I'll call,
Principles of Indemoity in Marine InsuFor the sun is now retreating
rance, 8vo. 11. 1s.-Sandwith's lotroduction To his golden southern hall :
to Anatomy and Physiology, 12mo. 98.
Plumbe on the Diseases of the Skin, 8vo. Morning's crowds are all departed
148.-Montague on Pleading in Equity, 2 From the thickly-peopled street ;
vols. royal 8vo. 11. 188.-Mortimer's LecAll the city's walks deserted,
tures on the Holy Spirit, 8vo. 10s. 60.Shady solitudes to greet.
Address on the Nature and Design of But by thee I'll not be driven,
the Lord's Supper, foolscap 8vo. 6s.--ReaFiercely shining lamp on high
dy's System of Ethics, 12mo. 2s. 6d. Measurer of our days from heaven Year-disposer-glorious eye;
FRAGMENT. Mist-absorber-spring returner
Sweet o'er me comes the morning's earliest breath ; Day-prolonger-summer's mate; Beast-annoyer-visage-burner
Sweet in my ear the joyous song of birds ; Fair one's spoiler--maiden's hate;
Sweet is the bour when daylight dies away
Shrouded beneath the purpling shades of even ; Cloud disperser-darkness-breaker
Sweet is the evening's balmy rest to me, Moon-surpriser-starlight thief;
When stars light gloriously the vault of heaven Torch-conductor-shadow-maker-.
But sweeter far thy care and love Rogue discoverer---eyes' relief;
That draws with silken bands my heart to thee.
6. Wi' swords and wi' daggers
They rush'd on him rude ; The twa bonnie Gordons
Lie bathed in their blude. Frae the source of the Dee,
To the mouth of the Spey, The Gordons mourn for him And curse Inveraye.
And what saw ye there?
And tearing her hair ?
I look'd in, and, o! There was mirth, there was feasting,
But nothing of woe.
Whistling and playing,
Ere the day dawning :
Proud Gordon, come down;
His lady 'gan cry,
Driving your kye.”
And win thom agen?
With roke and with fan ;
Ilad I married a man !
Take spear and take sword
4. The Gordon sprung up
With his helm on his head, Laid bis hand on his sword,
And bis thigh on his steed; And he stoop'd low and said,
As he kiss'd his young dame, ** There's a Gordon rides out That will never ride hame."
Thirty and three ;
Save his brother and be ;
Did never blade draw, Against swords four and thirty,
Woe is me wbat is twa. 47 ATHENEUM VOL. 1. new series.
As a rose bloom'd the lady,
And blythe as a bride ;
Smiled by her side ;
As she ne'er feasted lord,
9. In her chamber she kept him
Till morning grew gray, Through the dark woods of Brackley
She show'd him the way: “Yon wild hill,” she said,
“Where the sun's shining on, Is the hill of Glentannar, Now kiss and begone."
10. There is grief in the cottage,
There's mirth in the ha',
That's dead and awa.;
And the flower to the plain,
They come never again.
(Sel. Mag.) ON NUTRITION, RESPIRATION, AND THE CIRCULATION OF THE BLOOD. THE THE body is nourished by the fol- called the thorax, or chest, which is
lowing process. The food, when under the ribs. taken into the mouth, is first mastica The heart is composed of four strong ted and mixed with the saliva, (a fluid muscular cavities, or bags. Two of secreted from the blood by glands situ- these cavities receive the blood from ated under the angles of the jaw, under the veins, and are called auricles ; and the tongue, &c. called the salivary the other two expel it into the arteries, glands,) and is then thrown over the and are called the ventricles of the windpipe into a muscular bag called heart. The lungs are an assemblage the pharynx. This action of swallow. of blood vessels and air vessels.-ing, or deglutition, is a very complex The trunk of the air-vessels is the action, requiring the use of the tongue trachea, or wind-pipe, which ramifies and a number of other muscles situated into indumerable branches, and ends about the throat. The pharynx is the in small cells, which are filled with beginning of a large canal, called the air every time we draw in our csophagus, or gullet, down which the breath. The principal blood-vessels of masticated food passes into the sto- the lungs are the pulmonary artery and mach. In the stomach the process of vein, which also ramify into innumeradigestion takes place, which is a kind ble branches ; the minuter branches of of solution of all the parts of our food which spread upon the air-cells, and capable of being dissolved by a liquid come in contact with the air taken in called the gastric juice, which is pre- by the breath. It has been noticed, pared by the coats of the stoinach, or that the blood is not fit for the nutrition small glands situated in its inner sur- of the body till it has passed through face. Soon after the food passes out the lungs and undergone an important of the lower orifice of the stomach, it change necessary for animal life. We mixes with two fluids—the bile, from therefore find, that the lungs themselves the liver and gall-bladder, and the pan- are not nourished by the blood which creatic juice, from a gland called the passes through them by the pulmonary pancreas, or sweetbread. These flu- vessels, but by other vessels appropriaids further assimilate, and animalize ted for their nourishment, called the the aliment, and perfect digestion. Af bronchial artery and vein. ter this, an infinite nunber of absorb After the digestion of our food, we ent vessels, called lacteals, (which are have shown that the cbyle taken up by spread on the coats of all the intestines, the absorbent vessels is carried into the or bowels,) begin to suck up and ab- veins, by which it is brought to the sorb all the nutritious part of the ali- right auricle of the heart : from thence ment, now called chyle, and convey it it passes into the right ventricle ; the into the veins, where it mixes with the blood, distending the ventricle, instantblood. The dregs of the food from ly stimulates it to a contraction, or syswhich the chyle is absorbed, pass on tole. This throws the blood into ihe through the intestines, and are then cast pulmonary artery, in which it circulates out as useless.
through every part of the lungs, from The blood, although in this manner the extreme branches of the pulmonareplenished with the chyle, is not fit ry artery, till it is taken up by the exfor the nourishment of the body, until treme branches of the pulmonary vein, it has undergone a very important by which it soon falls into the left auri change in its passage through the lungs. cle of the heart, and from thence into This leads us to two of the principal the left ventricle. functions of the animal body-respira The chyle having now with the tion, and the circulation of the blood. blood passed through the lungs, and be
These functions are performed by ing completely animalized and 6t for the the heart and lungs ; organs which are nutrition of the body, is thrown by the seated in and fill that cavity in the body contraction of the left ventricle into a
large artery called the aorta, which dis- from the air, and convey it to the blood; tributes its branches to every part of and by this process, a quantity of latent the body for its nourishment, from the heat is conveyed into the system, extreme branches of veins ; by which which is the principal cause of animal it falls back into larger and larger veins, heat. till it arrives at the right auricle of the In describing these two important heart again, where all the veins terminate. functions--respiration, and the circula
It has never yet been known what tion of the blood, we have said nothing is the important change which the of the beautiful mechanism by which, blood undergoes in its passage through as the minute anatomy of these organs the lungs. We know that when it en- shows us, these effects are produced in ters the lungs by the pulmonary artery, the most wonderful manner. it is of a dark livid or blue colour ; and as well as in every other part of our when it comes back by the pulmonary frame, we cannot help admiring the vein, it is of a much more bright and wisdom of the great Architect, and exAorid colour. Modern chemistry also claim with the Psalmist, “ We are tells us, that the longs absurb oxygen "fearfully and wonderfully made.'”.
THE BRIDAL OF ANDALLA, FROM THE SPANISH.
"Rise up, rise up, Xarifa, lay the golden cushion down;
-"At Zara's gate stops Zara's mate ; in lim shall I discover
BY THE AUTHOR OF
(Sel. Mag.) RECOLLECTIONS OF THE PENINSULA.
SKETCAES IN INDIA.' THE
HE autumnal season in Estrama- If you are benighted, and the weather be
dura is proverbially unhealthy, and fine, you must betake yourself to the first numbers of the inhabitants die annual- tree; if it be stormy, and you have no bag
gage or conveniences for encamping, you ly of the alarming fever in what our must wander on. Luckily, however, for author terms “ the dreaded month of us, we espied a light at some distance from September.”
the road, and made towards it. It proceed
ed from a solitary cottage ; and a woman, “ The unwholesome vapours which arise who answered to our knocks, expressed her from the beds of the many stagnant pools willingness to receive us. Wretched as was scattered over the surface of these plains, her appearance, I never saw more cordial, and always dried up by the summer heats, more fearless hospitality : she heaped up are said to produce this evil. Be this as it her little fire, killed and stewed for us two may, towards the end of September this in out of the few chickens she had,spread for us sidious and resistless enemy found his way two straw mattresses near the earth, and reinto our tranquil quarters, crowded our hos- garded us the while with looks of the most pitals with sick, and filled the chapel-vaults benevolent pleasure. Seated on a rude with victims, over whom we gloomily bench of cork near this cottage fire, I thankmourned. We would have resigned them fully partook of the repast she prepared ;in the field of battle perhaps with a sigh, and, while the thunder burst in peals the yet not without some feclings of consola- most loud and awful over our heads, and tion ; but here, to see the cheek blanched, the pouring rain beat rudely on her humble and the arm unnerved by disease, was a dwelling, with a heartfelt sensation of grat. constant source of affliction and despond. itude I composed myself to rest. Comfort ency. There is nothing about which En. is ever comparative, and after all, if his glishmen are so generally incredulous, or to wishes be moderate, how little does man rewhich they appear so indifferent, as any quire! Sick, hungry, and exhausted, I report touching the danger of a season or a wanted shelter, food, and repose ; enjoy. climate, and the approach of sickness or ed all these blessings; the storm raged withmortality; for that very reason, when once out, but not a rain-drop fell on me. I never an alarming disease appears among them, passed a night in more sweet or refreshing they are overcome with surprise, they lose slumbers. Yet where, let me ask, was the all elasticity of spirit, hope forsakes them, hotel in England which in the caprice of and they sink unresistingly to the grave.- sickness would have satisfied all my wants This does not proceed altogether from weak- and wishes ? When we rose in the inorning ness of character : on the bed of sickness
to depart, our good hostess was resolute in the English soldier thinks more seriously of refusing any remuneration, though the death and his accountability hereafter than wretched appearance of her hovel, and the perhaps any other, if we except the Protest- rags on her children, bespoke the extremity ant soldiers of the north of Europe.” of poverty. "No,' said she, the saints This is a pleasing testimony to Pro- guided you to my threshold, and I thank
My husband, too, was journeying testantism, and may stand in contrast yesterday ; perhaps last night, amid the 'with the presumptuous confidence of ihunder storm, he also knocked at some salvation which our author states as so
Christian's door, and found shelter.' We generally entertained on the bed of caught one of the children outside, and
forced some dollars into its little hands.death by the members of the Roman I shall never forget that night or that and Greek church ; a presumption speech.” founded on the superstitious observances The description of a Posada, or pubof their forms, and the empty depend- lic-house, furnishes a complete contrast ence upon the absolution of a priest. to the cottage scene... Our young officer was attacked with
6 A Posada is in size and appearance not the prevailing fever to which he has al- much unlike an English barn. It is very luded above, and was so debilitated in simply divided. Below is stabling for fifty consequence that he was ordered to or sixty mules, or more ; and at the fur. Lisbon for the recovery of his health. – thest excreinity, without any partition be.
tween it and the space allotted to the aniAn incident which he met with on his mals, is the kitchen. Above is a large loft, road is too pleasing and too honourable with one or two corners boarded off, dignito the Peninsula to be omitted.
fied with the name of chambers,and furnish
ed with dirty mattresses and iron lamps. " You may frequently travel from one town The stahle was filled with mules, the kitchto another without passing a village, a coun. en with muleteers, and the loft with vertry house,a cottage, or indeed a human being. min. Yet here, for want of better accom.