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troubles—when a sudden noise awoke they stopped at the brink of the torhim! Two Mussulman soldiers had rent of Fontanias. Unable to proceed entered the hut, and the trembling further, they renounced their impractiwoodcutter was serving them with food. cable design of conveying the ReneThey were ferocious banditti of the in- gade to the plain of Angustura.—“ Refidel army, who had secretly escaped main here, (said one of the Saracens to from the corps to which they belonged, his companion ;) keep watch over the for the purpose of pillaging the sur. Renegade, while I go forward to prorounding hamlets; and they now dis- cure assistance. The soldier who was cover the Renegade, on whose head a left in charge of the Prince seated binprice of ten thousand sequins has been self on the brink of the torrent. Faset. The cowards rushed on their tigue soon overpowered him, and he prey, and in spite of the convulsive sunk into a profound sleep. Meanefforts of Agobar, they succeeded in while the fresh breeze of the evening binding his hands and feet with cords had in some degree revived the wasted which they found in the hut.
strength of Agobar. His fever had Without reflecting on the distance considerably abated. He gradually rewhich separated them from Angustura, covered his senses, and reflecting on they hastily prepared a litter, on which his horrible situation, he uttered a deep they placed their victim. Leaving the groan. ... Ezilda was not deceived. hut, they with difficulty descended the Her heart had indeed recognized the mountain, and, overcome with fatigue, voice of Agobar.
(To be concluded in next No.)
NEW VOLUME OF KIRKE WHITE'S REMAINS. I
(English Magazines, &c. for July.) THOUGH something in the way of martyr's glory. The first third of the
More last Words of Richard Bax- volume before us consists of letters, ter, we doubt not but this small volume which display the writer in the light of will partake of the popularity of its a very virtuous young man; but they precursors, and be widely read by the are too immature to require comment evangelical classes, to whose appetite as literary performances. The next it is addressed. Nor has the sympa- division is of early poems, and in some thy which hung like a dim halo round of these the amatory and warm occupy the dying head of this amiable youth, the places afterwards held by the reyet lost so much of its interest as to ad- ligious and enthusiastic. We cite two mit of aught of his being issued from as examples : the press without exciting a feeling more general in its behalf. The well written preface to the present publica
Sweet Jessy! I would fain caress tion will augment that feeling, and help That lovely cheek divine ; these relics forward in the public esti Sweet Jessy, I'd give worlds to press mation. In our own opinion the con That rising breast to mine. tents are hardly of sufficient weight for
Sweet Jessy, I with passion burn a separate volume ; but we willingly Thy soft blue eyes to see ; in such a case surrender our critical Sweet Jessy, I would die to turn
Those melting eyes on me ! judgment to the tastes of a multitude of readers with whom the productions
Yet Jessy, lovely as * * * of Kirke White are held in reverence, Thy form and face appear, not merely as effusions of genius, but I'd perish ere I would consent as emanations of an apostolic spirit,
To buy them with a tear. sublimed from earth to Heaven with a
# The Remains of Henry Kirke White, with an Account of his Life. By Robert Southey. Vol. 3.
51 ATHENEUN VOL. 11.
Oh, that I were the fragant flower that kisses Man, man alone, no tenant of the wood,
My Arabella's breast that heaves on high; Preys on his kind, and laps his brother's Pleas'd should I be to taste the transient
His fellow leads, where hidden pit-falls lie, And on the melting throne to faint and die. And drinks with ecstacy bis dying sigh. Oh, that I were the robe that loosely covers
SONNETS. Her taper limbs,and Grecian form divine ; Or the entwisted zones, like meeting lovers, Poor little one! most bitterly did pain, That clasp her waist in many an aery And quickly tir’d with this rough pilgrimage,
And life's worst ills, assail thine early age ; twine.
Thy wearied spirit did its heaven regain. Oh, that my soul might take its lasting Moaning, and sickly, on the lap of life station
Thou laidst thine aching head, and thou In her waved hair, her perfumed breath
didst sigh to sip;
A little while, ere to its kindred Or catch,by chance, her blue eyes fascination! Thy soul return'd, to taste no more of strife Or meet, by stealth, her soft vermilion lip. Thy lot was happy, little sojourner !
Thou had'st no mother to direct thy ways; But chain'd to this dull being, I must ever And fortune frowo'd most darkly on thy Lament the doom by which I'm bither days, placed ;
Short as they were. Now, far from the low Must pant for moments I must meet with
Of this dim spot, in heaven thou dost repose, And dream of beauties I must never taste. And look'st, and smil'st on this world's
transient woes. The poems of a later date, which fill the next class, are curiously con
TO DECEMBEK. trasted with these in malter ; though it Dark visaged visitor, who comes here would not perhaps be difficult to trace Clad in thy mournful tunic to repeat a very intimate relationship between (While glooms, and chilling rains envrap the glow of earthly loves and the fer thy feet) vour of divine hymns, which may be Not undelightful to my listening ear
The solemn requiem of the dying year. but difierent modifications of the same
Sound thy dull showers, as, o'er my woedspirit. Be this as it may, we shall en
land seat, able our readers, by a quotation or
Dismal, and drear, the leafless trees they
beat: two, to compare or contrast them Not undelightful, in their wild career, for themselves :
Is the wild music of thy howling blasts,
Sweeping the grove's long aisle, while In every clime, from Lapland to Japan,
sullen Time This truth's confesi,—That man's worst Thy stormy mantle o'er his shoulder casts, foe is man.
And, rock'd upon his throne, with chant The rav’ning tribes, that crowd the sultry sublime, zone,
Joins the full-pealing dirge, and Winter Prey on all kinds and colours,but their own. Lion with lion herds, and pard with pard, Her dark sepulchral wreath of faded leaves. Instinct's first law, their covenant and guard. But tuan alone, the lord of ev'ry clime, We have few comments to add: the admirers or Whose post is godlike, and whose pow'rs Kirke White bave seen higher efforts of his genius sublime,
than this volume contains; but they will find in is Jan, at whose birth the Almighty hand much to confirm their admiration of that estimable stood still,
Being, and augment the sorrow with which kis pit Pleas'd with the last great effort of his will; mature fate has been so generally regretted.
ALL poets are not lights to all cuse for ioccasonally careless diction,
men and all ages, but many are trifling, and a degree of affectation. soft stars above our heads, and blossoms Never do we feel more inclined to unshedding perfume beneath our feet.” bend from our critical severity than in
And there is so much wild-flower pronouncing judgment upon a first ef sweetness, tender and genuine feeling, fort. When totally unpromising, we about this young poet, that we readily would willingly pass it over in silence, admit his plca of inexperience in ex- without wounding that ambition we
cannot in justice encourage ; but when the lips that are pale, the cheeks that are wan, taste, talent, or feeling are evinced, it is
Where joy is bitter--and comfort is gone, our pride and pleasure to pour the sun
The flowers that fade where the spring-blight is flying, light of fame over the youthful laurel. The biasted sappling. the withering tree,
The leaves that are falling, the birds that are dying, Our first selection is from a fanciful lit- A re sacred to Pity, and cherish'd by me. tle poem, founded on the old tradition Peace to thee, peace ! of a mortal who has entered a fairy Our second is froin 6 Home." ring by night; the spirits of air become visible till the morning light 'Tis wortls an age of wandering, to return breaks on the beautiful vision. The To souls that stili can feel, and bearts that burn ; third Spirit sings
We have not bent the chasten'd brow in vain,
To see in eyes we love the tear-drop swell,
With more of feeling than the lip could tell.
The weary prigrinu's wish,-the exile's prayer,
And like the sun when summer days are past, i steal where the heart of the chastened is glowing,
Sink into rest, their calmest hour their last,
Heave the death-sigh where those around will weep, Where the pilgrim is weary, to sooth him, am I;
And sleep forever where their fathers sleep. I vbisper them tales of the home of their youth, of the hearts that are fond, and the prayers that are
We shall close our remarks with a truth!
pretty sonnet on leaving Home : I fly where the sailor-boy watches aloft, And though storms gather round hiin, bis slumbers God bless thee! was the last endearing word are soft ;
The lip could utter, or the heart could feel! Then I bear bis young spirit away on my wings, Many did pray for the young exile's weal, Where the thrusb that he loved in his childhood still But there was one from whom was only heard, sings,
God bless thee!--and it was affectiou's knell Where the woodbine is 'twining its wreathes on the For many a lonely daywall,
The very phrase And dear ones again on their wanderer onll; Was oft repeated by the parting voice There is one bending o'er himn whose lip cannot of youthful friendship ; and the last farewell speak,
of some who lov'd me in my boyish days, And the tear of affection falls warm on his cheek; Was warm and tearful-There is one standing near bim with words in her eye,
Yet there was but one, And he seeks the embrace wbich she may not deny :
Whose heart beat quicker than her eyes ran o'er, But the sea-bird sails past-and shrill is her scream,
Whose trembling lid refused to whisper more, And in tears he awakens, byt blesses his dream. Than that warm prayer. The sigh of the lone y-the tear-drop of pain,
It was a hallow'd tone! Vhere hope is wasted, and prayers are va !?,
Stepyensiana, No. 7XXX.
ORIGINAL ANECDOTES, &c.
(Montkly Magazine, Juls.) CHARLES CALLIS WESTERN. escaped injury; but the phæton was THIS gentleman is descended from broken to pieces, the father mortally
a family of Massachusetts gover- wounded, and the mother much injurnors, and the following anecdote is re- ed. Mr. W. has since become an orcorded of his infancy. His father and nament of the House of
Commons, mother were taking a journey in a and has proved himself an able econphæton, himself, an intant, being in his omist and public writer. mother's lap they stopped to bait the DANCING SNAKES OF INDIA. horses at the door of an inn, when the In every country there exists a class hostter imprudently took off the bri- of men who found their means of exdles, and the horses, feeling their heads istence upon the credulity and curiosity at liberty, set off at full gallop. The of others, but in no part of the world is danger to all was imminent; but Mrs. this class so numerous as in India. W. with a happy presence of mind, Scarcely has a stranger disembarked threw the child into a thick hedge on that shore, when a crowd of juge which they passed close, by which he glers, dancers, leapers, and others
surround him, and solicit the honour of lar: orders were given that a snakecontributing to his amusement, for the catcher should be sent for, and every trifling remuneration of a fanon, or a- one repaired to the cellar when he arbout six-pence.
rived. After having examined the Amongst this crowd of people, who place, to be certain where the reptile live by their wits, those who astonish, was concealed, the Malabar squatted and at the same time terrify, the Eu- down upon his heels, and began to play ropean the most, are the men who upon an instrument, which in shape make the snakes dance ; and this as- resembled a flageolet, but had some tonishment and terror is more increas- thing of the sharp sound of a bagpipe. ed, upon learning that the snake which Scarcely had a minute elapsed when a serves for this spectacle is the second cobra capello, about three feet in length on the list of those which are the most crept from under a mat, and placed venomous: the bite of it is followed himself at a short distance from the by certain death, after an interval of man, raising and giving a sort of vigenerally not more than fifteen or sev- bratory motion to the upper part of his enteen minutes. On the Coromandel body, and extending his pouch-an coast this sort of snake is very abun- evident sign of the pleasure which the dant, and there, as well as throughout animal felt. India, is called a cobra capello, or When all present had sufficiently hooded snake: its ordinary length is witnessed this proceeding, a sign was from three to four feet, and the pre- made to the Malabar, who, seizing the vailing colour of these reptiles is yel- animal by the end of the tail, took him low, spotted with black ; its form re- up with rapidity, and placed bim in an sembles that of other oriental snakes, empty basket. Before admitting him with the exception of a pouch, which into the troop of dancers,- for one of runs from the back of the head two or them, he, as well as most of the cobra three inches down the back. This capellos that are taken, was destined to pocket is but little visible when the become,—it was necessary to deprive reptile creeps, or is in a state of tran- him of the means of being mischievous. quillity, but as soon as it is moved by To do this, he was placed at liberty anger or by pleasure, this becomes in- upon the ground, he was then provoked flated, and stretches on each side the by being struck with a piece of red head of the animal : it then presents a cloth, fastened at the end of a stick, flat surface, on which a pair of black until at last he sprang furiously upon spectacles are stretched upon a dirty the cloth, which was then shaken with yellow ground. The head of the so much violence that his teeth were at creature appears to issue horizontally length pulled out. He was then taken from the upper part of this pouch. again by the tail, and placed in the The quality which distinguishes this basket. snake from all the other species, is its The baskets in which the snakes are excessive fondness for music; and this kept, and of which the Indians genepassion, if such a term may be used, is rally carry six, are flat and round; stronger in it than even in the white and fastened like scales at each end of snake ; this is so incontestable, that a piece of bamboo, which rests upon when the place of bis retreat is known, the shoulders of the bearer. When he is invariably caught by these means. the person who keeps the reptiles exThe Indians who gain a livelihood by bibits them in public, he commences exhibiting, are also those who take by ranging the baskets before him in a them; and, as the method which they em- semicircle, and makes the snakes come ploy for doing it is not generally known, out in succession. At the sound of the the following scene, which took place instrument the animal becomes erect, at the house of the governor of Pon- resting with about one third of his dicherry, may be considered as inter- body upon the ground; his pouch is esting. During dinner a servant came extended, and he keeps up a balancing to inform the family, that a large cobra motion, the original impulse to which capello had been seen entering the cel. was given by the knee of the person
who plays the instrument. Before charged with abusing a station, which eoncluding the exhibition, it is custom- in courts has often been the means of ary to make the snake caress this in- promoting dangerous intrigues. strument, which is done by keeping up The next domestic favourite is Wilthe sound, and advancing the pipe to- met, the chief cook, also a Frenchman, wards the animal, who on his side rests but familiarly called Jack Hammond his head upon a calabash, through (why, I know not;) but, in a luxurious which this pipe is passed. After this court,a chief cook is a man who must be ceremony, the snakes are put into their as often consulted as a minister of state. baskets and carried away. A hard Another royal favourite, and perboiled egg is the nourishment which haps more harmless, is Nap the poodle they daily receive.
dog, who was taken with Napoleon's LATIN AND GREEK.
carriage and was for many years the These languages are now become ob- intelligent travelling companion of that solete, and perhaps useless; yet, while great man. Nap now travels with his they constitute part of the eduction of old master's more fortunate rival, to gentlemen, it is infamous not to know whom he is not less faithful, and whom them. At the same time, by a whim- he amuses by his numerous tricks and sical feeling of mankind, it is thought uncommon sagacity. It might have pedantic and ungentlemanly to use been hoped that the liberal treatment of them in any well-bred society. Seven the dog would have been extended to or eight years are therefore employed his illustrious master, who, by well auin the education of our youth to save thenticated accounts, is not only chainappearances. Time will correct this ed to a rock, but like Prometheus, is error.
constantly tortured by a vulture. SHERIDAN.
THE WEST-INDIA ISLANDS. This was at once the most eloquent, These islands are ceasing to be dethe most ingenious, and most idle man sirable British colonies, except for purof his time. I employed him to present poses of ministerial patronage. Canathe petition of the Grand Jury against da may supply them with lumber, but it Aris, and could not get him out of bed cannot consume an equal amount of their till half past four on the afternoon when produce. This, too, will in time be suit stood for discussion, and he then sat perseded by East-India produce under for balf an hour with wet towels tied an open trade ; for if we send our manround his head to relieve himself from a ufactures, and destroy the Hindoo manhead-ache, occasioned by the previous ufactures, we must take their sugars and night's debauch.
and other East-India produce. The EMPLOYMENT.
West-India islands seem likely, thereThe employment of the lower clas- fore, either to become independent, or ses is to satisfy their hunger, and of the to be incorporated with some of the upper classes to discover medicines and continental American states which can consult doctors for the purpose of cre- barter with them. ating hunger. Many a rich man
THE BOURBONS. would give half his estate to feel as vo- · When I was at Paris, I went with Mr raciously hungry as some of his mean- Serjeant B. (now a judge) to see the est labourers.
Bourbon family return from chapel, and GEORGE THE FOURTH.
he was the only person who cheered The longest personal favourite whom them. We were walking away, and I the new King has ever kept is Du was rallying the worthy Serjeant at the PACQUET, bis dresser and chief valet. circumstance, when a couple of Frenchlle is a Frenchman of the old school, men passed us quickly, and loaded us and enjoys the unbounded confidence and our nation with the foulest epithets. of his royal master. He is bis caterer
FRENCH MANNERS. of small news, and of the chit-chat out The French are an elegant people, of doors, and within the purlieus of but are guilty of little indelicacies : the palace.
At the same time it is they pick their teeth with a fork.- No just to add, that he has never been fruit shops in Paris, but fruit cellars