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Sumber Barrett has never seen 1818.) Woman ; 'a Poem.

55 The panting, apprehension, quick to feel,"? he goes on to shew, that women excel us The shrinking grace that fain would grace in devotion, chastity, modesty, charity, conceal;

good faith, forgiveness, and parental afThe beautiful rebuke that looks surprise, fection; and enuinerates the various arts The gentle vengeance of averted eyes;

and attractions which give them so strong These are its arms, and these supreme prevail.

an ascendancy over u3.

She by reserve and awful meekness reigns; Ask the grey pilgrim by the surges cast Her sighs are edicts, her caresses chains. On hostile shores,

and numbed beneath the Why has she tones with speaking music blast,

strung? Ask who revived him? who the hearth began Eyes, eloquent beyond the mortal tongue? To kindle? who with spilling goblet ran? And looks that vanquish, till, on nerveless O he will dart one spark of youthful flame, knee, And clasp his withered hands, and woman Men gaze, and grow with gazing, weak as

she? This recalls forcibly to our recollection 'Tis to command these arts against our arms, the pathetic little song by the Duchess of And tame imperious might with winning Devonshire on the hospitality of a negro

charms. woinan to the enterprizing traveller But can all earth excel that crimson grace, Mungo Park:

When her beart sends its herald to her face?
The loud wind roar'd, the rain fell fast, Sends from its ark its own unblemishd dove,
The white man yielded to the blast; A messenger of truth, of joy, of love!
He sat him down beneath the tree, Her blush can man to modest passion fire,
For weary, sad, and faint was he:

Her blush can awe his arrogant desire;
But sh! no wife or mother's care

Her blush can welcome lovers, or can warn,
For him the milk or corn prepare.

Ay ruddy skies announce both night and
The storm is o'er-the tempest past,
And mercy's voice has hushed the blast : We wonder it should not have oc-
The wind is heard in whispers low: curred to our author to place woman in
The white man far away must go; the most interesting situation possible,
But ever in his heart will bear

by representing her as the sweet soother Remembrance of the Negro's care. of our cares amid the storms of adversi. Ledyard also beautifully eulogizes the ty, and ready to endure deep and profair sex in his verses entitled “The Cha- tracted anguish for the sake of the obfacter of Women;" he tells us that they ject beloved. These beautiful lines from

Marmion might have furnished him with “ Alive to every tender feeling,

the hintTo deeds of mercy ever prone;

66 Oh Woman! in our hours of ease, The wounds of pain and sorrow healing

Uncertain, coy, and hard to please,
With soft compassion's sweetest tone.

And variable as the shade
Form'd in benevolence of nature,

By the light quivering aspen made,
Obliging, modest, gay, and mild,

When pain and sickness wring the brow,
Woman's the same endearing creature, A ministering angel thou!"
Id courtly town, and savage wild.

Or these from Dodsley's fragment,
When parch'd with thirst--with hunger entitled “ The Wife,"

wasted,
Her friendly hand refreshment gave;

Does fortune smile, how grateful must it
How street the coarsest food has tasted,

prove

To tread life's pleasing round with one we 8. What cordial in the simple wave !

love? Her courteous looks-her words caressing, Or does she frown the fair with softening Shed comfort on the fainting soul;

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Will soothe our woes, or bear a willing part. sultry India to the Pole!"

“ But thanks for that we have."--It these

would not have assert- is scarcely fair to cavil with Mr. Barret ed, that woman has found no champion

for what he has failed to do, when he has in the keld of English poetry." Certainly done so much more than we could have no ope ever advocated her cause so effec- expected from him. We shall conclude, tually as he has done in the poem before therefore, these cursory, and we fear w; but we will continue our extracts. very imperfect, remarks on his interestAfter describing the difference of the ing volume by three extracts frein it, pursuits and characteristics of cach sex, which, we will venture tone firm, are not

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Illustrations of Literary History.

[Aug. 1, often excelled in the compass of modern She flies, and hides—he follows, not remiss poetry.

To satiate that revenge of love-a kiss! There is a language by the virgin made,

At the dear outrage, beautifully fought, Not read but felt, not uttered, but betrayed ; (For battled kisses still make kissés sought) A mute communion, yet so won'drous sweet, She whispers, shrieks, sighs angry words, Eyes. must impart what tongue can ne'er re

and feigns

A struggle, yielded soon, and pleased compeat. "Tis written on her cheeks and meaning plains. brows,

The poeîn concludes with an invocaIn one short glance whole volumes it avots; tion, of which the following is a part: In one short moment tells of many days, In one short speaking silence all conveys.

Oh, give me, Heav'n! to sweeten latter life, Joy, sorrow, love recounts, hope, pity, fear, And mend my wayward heart, a tender wife, And looks a sigh, and weeps without a tear.

Who soothes me, tho' herself with anguish Ob 'tis so chaste, so touching. so refined,

wrung,

Nor renders ill for ill, nor tongue for tongue; So soft, so wistful, so sincere, so kind. Were eyes * melodious, and could music Sways by persuasion, kisses off my frown, shower

And reigns, unarm’d, a queen without a From orient rays new striking on a flower, Such heavenly music from that glance might The harp and homely needle can command;

Alike to please me, her accomplished hand rise, And angels own the language of the skies.

And learning with such grace her tongue

applies, There is much of the pathetic tender- Her very maxims wear a gay disguise. ness of Byron in this passage. The next And modest, e'en to me, with bridal shame;

Neat for my presence, as if princes came, will be found very strongly to resemble

A friend, a playmate, as my wishes call, the elegant simplicity of Goldsmith.

A ready nurse, though summoned from a Light specks of fleecy gold bestrew the skies, The dewy ox is on his knee to rise;

She holds in eye that conquest youth achiev'd, The mist tolls off in eddies--smokes begin Loves without pomp, and pleases unperFrom opening cots, and all is still within.

ceiv'd. The pastoral family due task prepare For whetted scythe, the milk pail, and the Wishing Mr. B. such a wife, we take I share;

our leave of him, sincerely hoping to And haste where lark and zephyr, rill and meet him again ere long, and once more bee,

to have an opportunity of offering to the Mix harmless their primeval minstrelsy. world our testimony of his merits. One damisel chuckles shrill;. her cackling 111. Illustrations of the Literary Histo

train Run with spread pinions and dispute the

ry of the Eighteenth Century, consist. grain :

ing of authentic Memoirs, and original Another up her rested pitcher heaves, Letters of eminent Persons, and inEncamps small - heaps of hay, or girdles tended as a Sequel to the Literary sheaves :

Anecdotes. By John Nichols, F.S.A. Else spinning, pats her busy foot, and trills Vol. III. 8vo. pp. 848. Some dittied plaint about a love that kills. Another variegated treat for the gourThe laden wife meantime to market goes, Or underneath the hawthorn knits her hose; find much substantial information as well

mands of literature, at which they will Or lays moist kerchiefs on the sunny grass, Or checks her pottage billowing o'er the be bulky, and is closely printed, it may

as entertainment. Though the volume brass ; While clatter'd plates, and roots in 'hurry be adduced as an exception to the aripeeled,

cient proverb, that a great book is Announce her good man trudging from the great evil. On the contrary, we hail field.

with pleasure collections of this nature,

when they are judiciously formed, and Now they replenish pleasant cups, and tell at which, to use a homely phrase, there The rural news—how he from ladder fell, is cut and come again. The present conHow she from hayrick;-merry gossip

, past, tribution to the stock of literary histo Come dreams, and each outwondered by the ry, cannot fail to gratify the most craving

last; Then tales of ghosts authentic, then the noise be resorted to as a text-book of refer

curiosity, and at a future period, it will Or hoodwink'd damsels chasing nimble boys: And when to sit the rustic would essay,

ence on the subjects of which it treats, His treacherous mistress slips his bench and the persons whose memoirs and coraway:

respondence it records. A considerable For this thought, see a note in Lord portion of the contents is devoted to the Byron's ~ Bride of Abydos."

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Lucien Buonaparte-Iceland.

57 cation of the late worthy, ingenious, and took him up above twelve montbs, durfacetious Welch judge, of whom a good ing which he traversed that extraordiportrait is given as a frontispiece, fol- nary island in different directions; and lowed by another excellent one of his fa- as he enjoyed opportunities to which ther. The other graphic illustrations other travellers were necessarily strangare, portraits of Bishops Smallbridge, ers, his work acquires peculiar value on Tanner, and Lyttelton: Dr. Ducarel, account of the additional knowledge Mr. Thomas Martin, Mr. John Ives, which it brings to view, respecting the Charles Townley, and the sour-faced, natural history of the country, and the splenetic Joseph Ritson. We look for manners of its inhabitants. Considering another volume with sharpened expecta- the interest which is excited by the extion; for, as the French epicures say, pedition now engaged in exploring the “the appetite comes by eating," hyperborean seas, these voluines cannot IV. Memoirs of the Private and Poli

fail to command particular attention at tical Life of Lucien Buonaparte, Prince

this time; and they will on that account, of Canino. Translated from the French.

no doubt, be very generally read; but 9 vols. 800.

they possess, beyond this temporary atWe are told, in the preliminary ad

traction, much valuable matter, particuFortisement to this work, that the me

larly in regard to the Icelandic history moirs were printed at Paris in 1815; but the author has brought together a num

and geology. In a neat introduction, that, when on the point of coming out, ber of curious facts, selected from sources some, unexpected obstacles arose, which induced the bookseller to suspend the not commonly to be met with in Eng. publication, and the whole impression

land, and such as throw considerable remained on his hands, until it was short light upon the early portion of our own lýr after destroyed. A copy, however, written in a style of pious simplicity,

annals. The detail which follows, is escaped, and with some additions, now makes its appearance in this country, mind imbued with various learning,

through which, however, appears a Where it is extremely difficult to keep secTet memoirs from public view. Who and well qualified to explore and describe

the wonders of nature. On the volcathe author of the present work is, we do not know, and therefore have it not much has been written by intelligent ob

nic structure of this northern island in

our power to judge of the degree of credit that may be due to him as an his servers, whose love of 'science has intorian. Yet there evidently runs through

duced them to visit its rugged and barthe narrative a characteristic air of per- sent visitor to make us intimately ac

ren shore. But it was left to the presonal intimacy with the subject, or a confidential tone, if we may so express phenomena which here combine to asto

quainted with the natural and moral it, that marks the

familiarity of acquaint- nish the more favoured inhabitants of ance. The anecdotes of Lucien, his brother Napoleon, and their mother, Ma- Europe. Instead of meeting with a dame Letitia, have all the appearance of of people, amidst snowy mountains and

churlish, ignorant, and half-civilized race originality, and render the volumes extremely amusing

sterile ravines of calcareous rocks, we

are surprised to see a general spirit of V. Iceland: or, the Journals of or Resi hospitable kindness, warmed by religious dence in that Island during the Years sentiment, and heightened into affection 1814 and 1815. By Ebenezer Hen- by the love of letters. Such, in brief, is derson. 2 cols. 800.

the character of the Icelanders as drawn, The ingenious author of this narrative we doubt not most faithfully, by the preis a native of North Britain, who, being sent writer, who had the best and most well acquainted with the Scandinavian ample means of observing both them and dialects, was employed by the British and

their country. Foreign Bible Society in superintending Vi. Narrative of a Voyage to Senegal in an impression of the Icelandic version of 1816; undertaken ty Order of the the Scriptures, and in establishing an French Government; comprising an auxiliary branch of the institution in Account of the Shipwreck of the MeDenmark. Having completed these en dusa, &c. &c. By J. B. Henry Savig. gagements, he made a voyage to Iceland, ny and Alexander. Correard. 8vo. for the purpose of circulating copies of The last peace having restored some the sacred oracles, which had been print- of the ancient French settlements on the ed under his inspection. This mission coast of Africa to their former posses. New NoxTHLY MAG,No. 55.

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Shipwreck of the Medusa-Bramsen's Travels. [Aug. 1, sors, a squadron was dispatched for Se- the eldest son of Sir John Maxwell; so negal, consisting of the Medusa frigate, that the authenticity of the narrative a corvette, and two other vessels. The being set at rest, the reader may set out ships sailed from the roads of Aix, June in the perusal with confidence. From 17, 1816, but were parted either by the Leith the author proceeds to Gottenweather,or through negligence; and that burgh, and passing rapidly through Swethe latter was the cause appears most den,arrives at Stralsund, at the time when likely, from the narrative of what fol- that part of the continent was agitated lowed. Instead of keeping a proper between hopes and fears during the great look-out, the officers of the Medusa, re- struggle with the French after the invagardless of the appearances of shoal wa- sion of Russia. At Berlin we arc amuster, which were indubitable, made no al- ed by anecdotes of Frederic the Great, teration in their course; and the conse- some of which we had read before, and quence was, as, might have been fore- one or two of Buonaparte the Little, seen, that the ship struck on the 2d of whose vanity and cupidity are here strikJuly. Here commences a narrative the ingly exhibited. A very animated sketch most harrowing that we ever remem- is given of Vienna, and the description bered to have read in the history of ship- of Hungary is no less picturesque. At wrecks. About one hundred and fifty Trieste, the travellers found an English souls were embarked on a raft, the rest ship of war, the captain of which gave remaining by the vessel, or getting into them a passage to Corfu, from whence the boats. The history of the raft, how they hastened to Zante, and after a little ever, constitutes the subject of the pre- delay, took their departure for Alexansent story, than which a more dreadful dria in a Greek vessel, the captain of one cannot be well conceived; for, either which is noticed for his ignorance. The by accident or design, this machine, be- account of Alexandria is brief, owing to ing cut adrift, was driven about at the the shortness of the author's stay at that mercy of the waves for the space of thir- place ; but the particulars that follow, teen days, during which the unhappy be- make more than amends for the deficiings upon it suffered all possible hard- ency. Though much novelty ought not ships, and became so desperate as to con- to be expected in the description of a tend most furiously with each other.- route so often passed, and of places so Fifteen only survived out of the number, frequently visited, the reader who has who were picked up by one of the ves- gone through the elaborate works of sels belonging to the expedition, and Niebuhr, Pocock, and more recent voyconveyed to Fort Louis, in Senegal. In agers, will derive considerable pleasure addition to this pitiable tale, which is re- from the perusal of this writer's observalated by two of the principal sufferers on tions on the scenery of Egypt and Syria, the raft, an account is given of the rest and the manners of the inhabitants. At of the crew of the Medusa, who escaped Athens, an occasion offers of paying a the wreck in the long-boat.

handsome compliment to Lord Elgin,

which is accompanied, however, by some VII. Letters of a Prussian Traveller, de- sarcastic remarks on Dr. Clarke, of Cam

scriptide of a Tour through Sweden, bridge, that might, we think, have been Prussia, Austria, Hungary, Istria, the Ionian Islands, Egypt, Syria,

Cyprus, occurred to our travellers at Otranto,

as well spared.-A singular adventure Rhodes, the Morea, Greece, Calabria, where they were treated as the members Italy, the Tyrol, the Banks of the of an embassy from the king of England Rhine, Hanover, Holstein, Denmark, to Joachim Murat; but this was merely Westphalia, and Holland. By John

a political artifice of the usurper to deBramsen. 2 cols. 800.

ceive the Calabrians. Some curious When we glanced over the title-page anecdotes of Joachim's court, and an of these volumes, the idea of Gemelli English lady of the highest rank, follow; came immediately across the mind, and and thus Naples, which is but a hacknied we could hardly get rid of the persuasion subject of itself, becomes very amusing that some ingenious inodern had profit from these circumstances. Rome is clased by the example of that lively Ita- sically described ; as also is the remainlian in composing the history of a tour ing part of Italy through which the auround the world by his fire-side. The thor and his companion passed to the preface, however, assures us, that the Austrian states, and thence to Hamburg, letters actually contain remarks made HoHand and England. The author makes in the course of a long and variegat- a needless apology for his style, which is ed route, performed in company with neat, flowing, and energetic.

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