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So do I now unshrinkingly to thee
Pronounce my last and parting prophecy :--
SIN STALKS THE LEP'ROUS EARTH FROM SHORE TO SHORE,
HER BUBBLING CHALICE WILL CONTAIN NO MORE ;
THE SHUDDERING GODS YIELD THEIR DERIDED POWER
TO THE GREAT ANGEL OF THE COMING HOUR ;
Some ONE ALMIGHTY, THAT FROM COUNTLESS ELD
HIS FACE IN CLOUDLESS DARKNESS HAS WITHHELD ;
His wrath SHALL SWEEP THE NATIONS, AND THE SEA
Be the STERN SERVANT OF THAT MINISTRY!*
IN BLOOD SHALL SINK Each Cæsar's BLOOD-STAIN'D FORM
Ye sow'D THE WHIRLWIND-GO REAP THE STORM!
The first serious irruption of the barbarians took place by sea. They descended
the Ister to the Euxine, and pouring through the Hellespont, inundated the coasts of
Greece, Africa, and Italy.
Adolphus, John, Esq., his memoir of John Christopher in his Alcove, 538.
Bannister, comedian, reviewed, 392. Client, my first, 733,
Æschylus, his Eumenides, translated by Mr Consciousness, Introduction to the Phi.
losophy of, Part VI., Chap. I., 201—
Afghanistan, India, and Persia, 93.
Chap. II., 205–Part VII, The Con-
Alcove, Christopher, in his, 538.
clusion, Chap. I., 419_Chap. II., 424
Alderley, the Iron Gate, a legend of, 271. - Chap. III., 426.
Ancient Scottish Music, the Skene MS., Corn-law question, dilemmas in regard to it
an account of, 1.
Angelo, Michael, remarks on the peculiari. Cornwall, Barry, his edition of Ben Jonson,
ties of thought and style in his picture of reviewed, 146.
the last judgment, 267.
Assassins and Bull Fights, 656.
Dauney, Mr, his edition of the Skene MS.
Australia, Major Mitchell's, expeditions into of Ancient Scottish Music, reviewed, 3.
that country, reviewed, 113.
Desultory dottings down upon Dogs, 475.
Aytoun, William E., his translation into Dii Minorum Gentium, No. I., Carew and
English Trochaics, of the twenty-second Herrick, 782.
book of the Iliad, 634.
Dilemmas on the corn-law question, 170.
Dogs, desultory dottings down upon, 475.
Bannister, the comedian, his memoirs by Domett, Alfred, his poem from Lake Wal-
Adolphus reviewed, 392.
lenstadt in Switzerland, entitled Kate, 301.
Ben-na-groich, a tale, 409_Chap. II., 411
Chap. III., 413.
Education, religious and secular, 275.
Browne, Washington, of New York, his Egypt--the Trojan horse Homer, 366.
Elections, France and her, 431.
Bull-fight at Valencia, described, 664. English language, the, 455.
Burnet's engravings of the cartoons, eulo.
Family, Prospectus of a history of our,
Caligula, Vision of, by B. Simmons, 849. Farewell to England, by Louis de Chemi-
Cantilena, translated into song, 537.
Carew's poetry characterised, 783.
France and her elections, 431- the defeat of
Chapman, Mr, his translation of the Eume. Louis Philippe would be the defeat of the
nides of Æschylus, 695.
French monarchy, ib.-a rapid review of
Chambers, our, 831.
the events of the last nine years taken,
Cheminant, Louis de, his Farewell to Eng. ib._fickleness is the characteristic, and no
reliance can be placed in French assur.
ances and conduct, 436_ What are the ib.--agents, 218-bailiffs, 219-tenants,
reasons of this fickleness? First, moral, 220~ Unpopular exercise of elective fran-
437second, political, 438—the French chise, 222—evidence, ib.-jury, obnox-
have always prepared themselves most for ious verdict, 223— Protestantism, 224-
revolution when most prosperous, ib.- refusal to enter secret societies, 227 —
their situation now is precisely similar to 2d, proofs of agrarian crimes continued,
that in 1830, 439_the coalition now Baron Richard's charge, 341-elective
formed is against monarchy, proved-first, franchise, 345-evidence in court of law,
by the address of the 221 deputies in ib. —obligations of a juror, 346—the
1830, 440--by the alteration, made in crime of Protestantism, or, conversion
1830, of the charter of 1814, 441_by from Rome, 347—the landlord crime, 348
the restraints imposed on royalty at, and -elective franchise, ib.-evidence, ib.
since 1830, 442-by the complaints made jury, 359- - Protestantism, 350- Rib.
by the coalition against Louis-Philippe in bonism, 352.
1839, 443--of his wishing to form a part Iron gate, the, a legend of Alderley, 271.
of the European family of sovereigns, ib.-- Italy as it was, 62.
of maintaining peace, ib.-of wishing to
establish an absolute monarchy, 443—of Kate, a poem, from Lake Wallenstadt in
wishing to perpetuate a line of policy fatal Switzerland, 301.
to the liberties of the country, 445—the
coalition have adopted the same cant phrases Lamartine, Alphonse de, his life and literary
as the English Radicals in regard to elec. character, characterised, 76.
toral reform, 477--the elections of 1839 Legend of the Lido, the, 755.
the most momentous that ever occurred in Legendary Lore, by Archæus, No. Y., The
France, 452_its evil consequences de- Onyx Ring. Part III., Chap. I. 17–
seribed, 453--all parties seemed to have Chap. II., 20– Chap. III., 23-Chap.
combined for the purpose of attacking IV., 26– Chap. V., 27_Chap. VI., 30
Louis Philippe, and, through him, the Chap. VII., 35 - Chap. VIII., 36-
Chap. IX., 88– Chap. X., 40-_Chap.
XI., 43—Chap. XII., 46.
Gardiner, William, his work of Music and Lido, the Legend of the, 755.
Friends, or Pleasant Recollections of a
dilettanti, reviewed, 480.
Manchester, a week at, 481.
German, the life of a speculative, 837 Mathews, the comedian, his memoirs by Mrs
Gods, hymns to the, No. 1. To Neptune, Mathews, reviewed, 229.
819–No. II. to Apollo, 820- No. III. Mérimée on oil painting, reviewed, 747.
to Venus, 822-No. IV. to Diana, 824 Mildmay, A. Murray, his letter to Chris-
---No. V. to Mercury, 825_No. VI. to topher North, Esq., on Scotch nationality,
Goethe and the Germans, a discourse on Milne's, R. M., on the Goddess Venus in
the middle ages, 613.
Mitchell, Major, his second and third ex-
Hallowed Ground, a poem by George pedition into the interior of Eastern
Paulia, parish schoolmaster of Newlands, Australia, reviewed, 113,
Part I., 595- Part II. 598.
Moral songs and poems, on the earlier
Herrick's poetry, eharacterised, 791.
Homer-- Egypt--the Trojan horse, 366. Morals and manners, reflections on them,
House on the Hills, the, a tale in verse, 190.
Music and friends, or Pleasant recollections
Hymns to the Gods. No I. To Neptune, of a Dilettanti, by William Gardiner, re-
819_No. II. to Apollo, 820— No. III. viewed, 480.
to Venus, 822--No. IV. to Diana, 824 My after-dinner adventures with Peter
-No. V. to Mercury, 825_No. VI. to Schlemihl, 467.
My first client, 733.
Iliad, the twenty-second book of it translated Nationality, on Scotch, in a letter to Chris-
into English Trocbaics, by William E. topher North, Esq., 643.
Notes of a traveller-leaving London, 682
India, Persia, and Afghanistan, 93.
- Dover, the reveillé, 683— Dover, the
Ireland under the Triple Alliance—the po- detenu, 685_concerning parrots, and
Our pocket-companions, 130 --descriptive Pike, Albert, of Arkansas, his hymns to the
poetry, No. 1. Dyer's poems, 573— gods, 819.
Poems and moral songs, on the earlier Eng-
Oyster-Eater, some account of himself by lish, 303.
the Irish, 47, 177, 358, 463, 618, Poetical description, what is it? 529.
Poetry, our Descriptive, No. I., Dyer's
Painting, oil, Mérimèe on, 747.
Political events, the late, the momentous
Paulin, George, parish.schoolmaster, New- importance of them to the character of
lands, his poem of Hallowed Ground, 598. all parties in the state, 715—the facts
Persia, Afghanistan, and India, the reason- in connexion with them truly stated, ib.
ings on the attempt of Russia to gain our -extract given of Sir Robert Peel's
Indian territories, as being Quixotic, some letter to the Queen, in which he traces
years ago, are now inapplicable, 93– the steps of his negotiations to form a
the position and influence of Russia now, new ministry, 717—as admitted by the
on the borders of Europe and Asia, have Melbourne ministry, their relinquish-
been vastly increased within these few ment of power was occasioned by the
years, ib.—the geographical obstacles to withdrawal of confidence from them in
the march of Russian troops to India House of Commons; and their resump-
examined, and proved to be not insur- tion of it was in consequence of the
mountable, 95-the siege of Herat un- changes contemplated in the ladies of the
dertaken by the Persians through Rus- household, 718the clamours and un-
sian influence, 96_its avowed object the truths of the Liberal press, condemned,
reunion of Khorassan to Persia, 97-a 719-extract of Sir Robert Peel's speech
historical sketch of the fall of the dynasty in the House, given, wherein the diffi-
of the Afghans, who occupy the mountain culties attending his government, whilst
country between Persia and India, given, the nearest connexions of the late minis-
98-the re-establishment of that dynasty try were retained in the housebold, are
the object of the movement of our troops fully and satisfactorily explained, ib.-
in India, 99—but it is questionable whe- the reflections which these events gave
ther the same object of defending our Indian rise to are, that no deviation from that
frontiers, may not have been attained respect and devotion due to the sovereign
by an alliance with Dost Mahommed of was attempted by the Conservatives on
Cabul, ib.--the difficulty of reviving a this trying occasion, 722-the conduct
a fallen dynasty, shown, 100_difficulties of Sir Robert Peel considered and vindi-
pointed out in dealing with the claim of cated, ib. - the grave allegation brought
Kamran, 101-our advance into Cabul against him of the desire to remove
will also place us in a new position with all the ladies of the household, contra-
the Seiks of the Punjab, 102-whatever dicted by Sir Robert Peel's owa decla-
may be the fate of the Punjab, the shock ration, 725—by the probabilities of the
of war will fall on its soil rather than on case, ib.-by the whole conduct of the
our Indian possessions, 103—this deter- parties, ib.—and by the letter of the
mination has been wisely acted on, for in Queen, who only refers to the ladies of
case of a foreign armed power advancing the bedchamber, ib.—the conduct of the
beyond the Indus, many tribes would, it Melbourne cabinet in this business se-
is feared, join them against us, as for verely condemned; because, after de.
instance the warlike tribes of the Raj- claring themselves defunct, and makiog
pootana, 104-in short, the first footing way for a new ministry, they threw in-
of a foreign power in India, would be surmountable obstacles in the way, by
the signal for a general rising and arming advising her Majesty to make unreason-
for plunder, ib.-on the success of the able demands, in regard to the house-
Cabul expedition will depend the main- hold, 726–because, while they retired
tenance of peace on the frontier of Nepaul, themselves, their wives and daughters were
105-Lord Auckland not equal to his to retain their places as channels of in-
critical situation, ib.
trigue, ib. because they have endea-
Peru as it is ; a residence in Lima, &c., by voured to fasten upon Sir Robert Peel
Archibald Smith, M.D., reviewed, 287. the charge of usurpation, 727-the pro-
Photography,-engraving, and Burnet's ceedings of their inferior colleagues, in
this particular, exposed and condemned,
Picture Gallery, the, No. VI. 319, the ib.--because they left office in conse-
week of pleasure, a tale, Chap. I. 321- quence of the withdrawal of the confidence
Chap. II. 325-Chap. III. 327–-Chap. of the House of Commons, and resumed
IV. 331--Chap. V. 333-Chap. Ví. it when no change towards them in that
338--No. VII, 688, Castle-building, or respect could have taken place, 728
the modern Alnaschar, 590.
the position of the ministry is now despi-
cable and ludicrous, ib..there is no doubt from education but from imperfect educa-
of the ultimate triumph of Conservative tion, because working people have not
principles, ib.-speech of the Duke of time to attain a perfect system of educa-
Wellington in the Lords, on the subject, tion, 284 --it is a fact that most of the
prostitutes of Paris come from the best
Prospectus of a bistory of our family, 669. educated northern provinces, ib.—that
Punch, reflections on hin, 190.
education based on religion should produce
a better result than without it, is evident,
Raphael, on his genius, 809.
285—it is also evident that secular liberty
Reflections on Punch, morals, and manners, is more enticing than the restraints of re-
ligion, 286—the union of both would be
Religious and Secular education, 275.
a blessed consummation, ib.
kosenthal, Emily von, how she was spirited Skene MS., the, an account of, 1.
away, Chap. I. 490_Chap. II. 492– Sketcher, sonnets by the, 651.
Chap. III. 494—Ćhap. IV. 496. Smith, Dr Achibald, his residence in Lima,
&c., Peru as it is, reviewed, 287.
Schlemihl, Peter, my after-dinner adven- Some account of himself, by the Irish Oyster
tures with him, 467.
Eater. Fasciculus the first, 47- Fasci.
Secular and religious education, intention of culus the second, 52 - Fasciculus the
the government condemned, to introduce third, 58-Fasciculus the fourth, 177
secular education detached from religious Fasciculus the fifth, 182-Fasciculus the
instruction, 275—the display of bene- sixth, 186-Fasciculus the seventh, 358
volence for the promotion of education, -Fasciculus the eightb, 360— Fasciculus
to be rejoiced at, ib.-the conservatives the ninth, 463–Fasciculus the tenth,
perceive that the cry for secular education 471 -- Fasciculus the eleventh, 618— Fase
alone is to put a dangerous weapon into ciculus the twelfth, 628-Fasciculus tho
the hands of the destructives, ib.-the thirteenth, 761- Fasciculus the four-
Liberal party are not insensible to the teenth, 771-Fasciculus the fifteenth and
danger, but are unwilling to admit it last, 776.
in its full extent, 276_intellectual pur. Song, translation of a cantilena, 537.
suits, no antidote to the mass of the Sonnets, by Washington Browne, of Now
people against political and sensual degra- York. 300— a sonnet, 617—sonnets by
dation, ib.—the only power capable of
the Sketcher, 651.
contending against sin is religion, ib.
of despotic states no rule
Talbot, H. Fox, his letter to the Literary
by which this country can be guided, ib. Gazette, with reference to the new disco-
- from the earliest times, the influence of
very of photography, quoted, 385.
education has been unable to present Taylor, W. B. S., his translation from the
national degradation, ib.--France given French of Mérimée on oil-painting, re-
as an example, 277 — Scotland always viewed, 747.
held up as an example of an educated
Traveller, notes of a, 682.
people, ib. but there crimes of the deep- Trojan horse-Homer-Egypt, 366.
est dye have rapidly increased of late
years, ib.--Moreau's tables quoted to Venus, the goddess, in the middle ages, by
show that a great amount of offenders R. M. Milnes, 603.
are found amongst those who can both
Vision of Caligula, by B. Simmons, 849.
read and write, than those who can do
neither, 278 — Toqueville's representa- Week of pleasure, the, 321-one at Man.
tion of American crime are to the same chester, 481.
effect, 279- this does not arise from any What is poetical description ? 529.
deficiency of intellect amongst the lower Whig decline and degradation, 795—re-
classes, 280—but mere knowledge is per- markable coincidences between the affairs
nicious without a corresponding formation of France from 1789 to 1793, and those
of character, ib. — hence the erroneous of Britain from 1832, the passing of the
theory of those who hold that secular edu- Reform Bill, to 1839, pointed out, ib.
cation would raise the taste of the lower the enthusiastic feelings in regard to the
orders, 281—the kind of books generally Reform Bill at its passing, described, 796
found in the libraries of the working - where are all those transports now ? ib.
orders, given to prove the fallacy of the -among the inpumerable evils which
theory, 282—the truth is, we have fallen that bill has brought upon the empire,
on' a superficial generation, ib. in a that of exciting unreasonable and extra-
political point of view, the spread of this vagant expectations of its benefits, is per-
secular knowledge is attended with the haps the greatest, 797---this excitement
greatest danger, 283—it is no use arguing was maintained entirely by “ enormous
that the danger apprehended arises not lying," jb.- the Whigs bave been caught
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in their own trap, and universal contempt now decaying, colony, 804—for ten years
has now befallen them, chiefly because back treason and sedition bave been
they now endeavour to check the progress tolerated in this country and the colonies,
of the movement they at first set agoing, and now that their natural fruits are
798—the principal object of the Mel- beginning to appear, the revoluti nary
bourne Ministry has been to yield as little government are determined to rule their
to popular demands as is consistent with dupes, and the country at the same time,
retention of office, ib. — they are right in with a despotic sway, 805—their support
the opinion of making a stand somewhere, of Popery has doubled crime in Ireland
799—for, what are the principles which ib.-50 conscious are they of this, that
frantic incendiaries desire to support? ib. they excuse themselves by averring, that
-and what a woful picture does the present things are not worse than they were
state of the country exhibit, of the para- under Tory governments, 806_but they
lysis with which the revolutionary cabinet are worse, as is proved by official returns
conduct the measures of government! which are quoted, ib.- but perbaps the
800-all the dangers that surround the most fatal effect of the ascendency of
country may be distinctly traced to the liberal principles has been the general
false policy pursued, and the pernicious corruption of the character of the Liberals,
principles instilled by the government, 807—it was a growing sense of these evils
801-they employed and encouraged the amongst an increasing and influential por.
language of revolt in Canada, and now tion of the people, over whom religion still
they have deprived that colony of its con- maintains its sway, and not any particular
stitution, ib.—by short-sighted parsimony question, that led to the recent retirement
in Indian affairs, they have placed the of the Melbourne ministry from office, ib.
safety of that splendid appanage of the ---their resumption of power, under recent
crown in jeopardy, ib.-by practising circumstances, show they are now the
revolutionary propagandism in Europe, ministry, not of the country, but of three
they have unsettled our relations with ladies of the bedchamber, 808—now,
every nation in it, 802-by encouraging when dangers threaten alike the mon.
tbe premature emancipation of the negrocs archy and the institutions of the country,
in our West India Colonies, they have it is the duty of the Conservatives to come
not only endangered the production forward and demonstrate, both by their
of colonial produce; but have thereby language and conduct, their steady adhe-
promoted the slave-trade to an increased rence to their principles, and their reso-
extent and retined cruelty in Cuba and lution to separate the cause of the Queen
Brazil, 803 --and, because the House of and the monarchy, froin the Popish faction
Assembly in Jamaica remonstrated against which is domineering over every part of
their conduct in, perhaps, too impassion- this great empire, both at home and
ed language, they threaten to destroy the abroad, ib.
constitution of that once flourishing, but
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