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standing the exclamation of Brutus to the though the mightiest spring in the engine, Has splintered them. It is a fearful thing contrary; and though we regard it as with which he heaves the mass of society ; To stand upon the beetling verge, and see equally certain that, if there be such a he must acquire it by other discipline than Where storm and lightning, from that huge gray
wall, thing, it is good to promote and bad to re- that of his books or his masters. The
Have tumbled down vast blocks, and at the base sist and discourage it; and that it is not same may be said of goodness as a part of Dashed them in fragments, and to lay thine ear necessarily mere cant to maintain these the art of poetry; it belongs to the art, but Over the dizzy depth, and hear the sound propositions. This we hold to be just ; but cannot be taught from its canons.
Of winds that struggle with the woods below
But the scene we would say something a little different We should not be at all afraid to go through Come up like ocean murmurs. here, viz. that on philosophical principles a the history of poetry, from its dawn on the Wanders amid the fresh and fertile meads,
Is lovely round; a beautiful river there good spirit and good feelings are essential Ionian coast down to the present day, in The paradise he made unto himself, to poetry, as an art; they belong to it tech- order to find, from an induction of all the Mining the soil for ages. On each side nically: they are essential to its greatest case, a confirmation of these views. We The fields swell upward to the hills; beyond, possible excellence; that, though poetry is believe that, in almost every instance, the Above the hills, in the blue distance, rise not good in proportion as it shows them, it character of the poet will appear to have The mighty columns with which earth props is bad in proportion as it shows the want of been reflected in his works, and that the There is a tale about these gray old rocks, them; and this, not morally but critically tone of his works will afford an indication A sad tradition of unhappy love speaking. It is these, which unlock the of his character. It is true there will be And sorrows borne and ended, long ago, fountain of tears, cause the blood to thrill, some difficult cases in the application of When over these fair vales the savage sought
His and the flesh to creep with delight,—which this rule. But it must be remembered that the fairest of the Indian maids, bright-eyed,
game in the thick woods. There was a maid, make the heart beat quick with a thousand both poetical excellence and moral charac- With wealth of raven tresses, a light form, varied emotions; and these are the highest ter are extremely complex ideas; and that And a gay heart. About her cabin door effects of poetry and eloquence.
opposite and apparently inconsistent traits The wide old woods resounded with her song It is true, bad men may write poetry, may exist both in the life and in the verse. And fairy laughter all the summer day. which, in some degree, will produce some To apply these reflections to a parallel She loved her cousin; such a love was deemed of these effects. But then bad men are not case : we consider the moral character of Incestuous, and she struggled hard and long
By the morality of those stern tribes, totally bad ; few-none are so bad, as not the Waverley novels, though far from being Against her love, and reasoned with her heart to possess some of the purest and best feel- of one uniform and unspotted excellence, As simple Indian maiden might. In vain. ings. Honor, in some sense or other, love yet as proof positive against the silly para- Then her eye lost its lustre and her step of parents and of children, admiration of dox, which, in defiance of the strongest in- Its lightness, and the gray old men that passeri courage, of disinterestedness ; susceptibili- ternal evidence, and in contradiction to the The accustomed song and laugh of her, whose
Her dwelling, wondered that they heard no moro ty of being won, soothed, and disarmed by otherwise unanimous voice of Europe and
looks unwearied, patient, long-suffering tender- America, pretends to attribute the portraits Were like the cheerful smile of Spring, they said, ness and care ;—these exist in almost every of Flora McIvor, Jeanie Deans, Rebecca, Upon the Winter of their age. She went one likely to be applauded as a poet. On and all the other amiable conceptions of To weep, where no eye saw, and was not found these strong, deep virtues, much of what is romanticor suffering goodness, to an unheard When all the merry girls were inet to dance,
And all the hunters of the tribe were out; pathetic in poetry might rest.
of wretch of a Dr Greenfield, driven from Nor when they gathered from the rustling husk Again, when we admire as poetry what is society for infamous crimes.
The shining ear, nor when, by the river side, notoriously vicious and bad, we often admire
They pulled the grape and started the wild shades nothing but wit; and wit and poetry are very
With sounds of mirth. The keen-eyed Indiau
dames different things. We suspect this to be the
Would whisper to each other, as they saw attractive quality in most of the licentious
Her wasting form, and say, The girl will die. poetry, which, in past and present days,
One day into the bosom of a friend, has gained a high reputation in the world.
A playmate of her young and innocent years, Now, though poetry is used in such a wide Thou who would'st see the lovely and the wild
She poured her griefs. Thou know'st, and thou acceptation, in common parlance, that wit in Ascend our rocky mountains. Let thy foot Mingled in harmony on Nature's face,
alone, verse would be included under it, yet cer- Fail not with weariness, for on their tops
She said, for I have told thee, all my love
And guilt and sorrow. I am sick of life. tainly it is not poetry in any strict sense of The beauty and the majesty of earth
All night I weep in darkness, and the morn terms. We are perfectly willing it should Spread wide beneath, shall make thee to forget Glares on me, as upon a thing accurst be called so; nor do we aim at any prud- The steep and toilsome way. There, as thou That has no business on the earth. I hate ish nicety in the use of language. But
The pastimes and the pleasant toils that once The baunts of men below thee, and above we only protest against the attempt to prove the mountain summits, thy expanding heart
I loved; the cheerful voices of my friends
Have an unnatural horror in mine ear. that poetry may be licentious, because wit Shall feel a kindred with that loftier world In dreams my mother, from the land of souls, To which thou art translated and partake
Calls me and chides me. All that look on me This is no new doctrine in principle, for The enlargement of thy vision. Thou shalt look Do seem to know my shame; I cannot bear the ancient schools of rhetoric taught that Upon the green and rolling forest tops,
Their eyes ; I cannot from my heart root out none but a good man could be an orator,” And streams, that with their bordering thickets And down into the secrets of the glens,
The love that wrings it so, and I must die.
It was a Summer inorning and they went that is, a perfect orator. 'There may be
To this old precipice. About the cliffs much fine speaking, graceful gesture, in- To hide their windings. Thou shalt gaze, at once, Lay garlands, ears of maize, and skins of wolf genious argument, and extensive learning, Here on white villages and tilth and herds And shaggy bear, the offerings of the tribe without moral goodness. And these go That
only hear the torrent and the wind
And swarming roads, and there on solitudes Here made to the Great Spirit, for they deemed, very far toward the composition of an ora- And eagle's shrick. There is a precipice
Like worshippers of the elder time, that God
Doth walk on the high places and affect tor; especially where the mass of the audi- That seems a fragment of some inighty wall The earth-o'erlooking mountains. She had on tors may be no better than he who address- Built by the hand that fashioned the old world The ornaments with which the father loved es them. But still it is true that all these To separate its nations, and thrown down
To deck the beauty of his bright-eyed girl, qualities would appear to greater advan- When the flood drowned them. To the north a And bade her wear when stranger warriors came tage and produce greater effect, if they conducts you up the narrow battlement.
To be his guests. Here the friends sat them down, were moved and inspired by a strong sense Steep is the western side, shaggy and wild
And sung, all day, old songs of love and death,
And decked the poor wan victim's hair with flowers, of sterling conscious worth. The reason with mossy trees, and pinnacles of flint,
And prayed that safe and swift might be her way why, in schools of oratory, less may be said And many a hanging crag. But, to the east, To the calm world of sunshine, where no griet on this point-or would be said if we had Sheer to the vale go down the bare old cliffs,- Makes the heart heavy and the eyelids red. any such schools is, that goodness is a Their weather-beaten capitals, here dark
Huge pillars, that in middle heaven upbear Beautiful lay the region of her tribe thing beyond the schools to teach. Though with the thick moss of centuries, and there
Below her--waters resting in the embrace
Of the wide forest, and maize-planted glades a part of the orator's apparatus of power, of chalky whiteness where the thunderbolt Opening amid the leafy wilderness.
She gazed upon it long, and at the sight
“ The blue sky is happy.”
Or, in disdainful mockery,
tial information respecting the events in Still leave them in despondency
Paraguay, where Dr Franzia still governs.
The following appear to me to be the most
authentic particulars relating to the fate of And still from comfort sever,
M. Bonpland, which has excited so much inJoy blooms for them on earth no more, terest in France and England, and whereNever-no never!
ever this courageous and enterprising trayeller is known. About two years and a
half ago, M. Bonpland was at Santa Anna, A MOTHER'S LAMENT ON THE DEATH OF on the east bank of the Rio Parana, where
he had formed plantations of the matté, or From the Cherokee.
the tea of Paraguay. About eleven o'clock Light of my life!
in the morning he was seized and carried off Quench'd is thy gladd'ning beam so soon? by a detachment of eight hundred of Dr Or ere thy joys were rife,
Franzia's troops. They destroyed the planOr thou had'si reach'd by brightest noon!
tations, which were in a most flourishing Thy days how few!
state, and seized M. Bonpland, and the InHow swifter than the eaglet's flight
dian families whom the mildness of his Amid yon heaven of blue,
character, and the advantages of the risThy course! like him soon rapt from sight.
ing civilization, had engaged to settle near Light of my life!
him. Some Indians escaped by swimming, And art thou gone--forever gone?
others, who resisted, were massacred by the Oh Grief! to thee the strife I yield--flow then my tears, flow on.
soldiers. M. Bonpland, taking on his should
ers a part of his precious collection of natAnd thy cold bed!
ural history, was conducted to Assumption, With other drops 'tis moistened too:
the capital of Paraguay, and sent from Tears by a father shed-A sister's tears—thy turf bedew.
thence to a fort in quality of physician
to the garrison. It is not known how long Ah fatal blight
he remained in this exile; but I am asTo thee, and thine! yet why deplore ?
sured that he has since been sent for by Soon, soon, in fields of light, We meet again to part no more.
Dr Franzia, the Supreme Director of Paraguay, and ordered to another part, to superintend a commercial communication be
tween Paraguay and Peru, perhaps towards INTELLIGENCE.
the province of the Chiquitos and Santa
Cruz de la Sierra. M. Bonpland is to comGRAND NATIONAL ROMANCE.
plete at that place the making of a great Some French literati, whether in jest or road, at the same time that he will pursue earnest we know not, have planned a most his botanical researches. His friends flatgrand and romantic enterprize ; an associa- ter themselves that the steps taken by the tion has been formed for the establishment French government, those of the Institute, of a splendid work, to be called “ La France and of M. Von Humboldt, will not be unRomantique.” The said company has pub- successful. General Bolivar has also writlished a prospectus, from which the following ten a letter to the Supreme Director of is an extract. “ The important work that Paraguay, in which he claims our country. we anuounce has no need of those pom pous man, in the most affectionate terms, as the preambles with which prospectuses are usu- friend of his youth. If M. Bonpland is so ally commenced. The celebrated Sir Walter fortunate as to return to Europe, he may Scott has set the fashion of historical ro- throw great light on countries hitherto unmances; and our France is as fertile as known. Scotland in curious traditions and singular customs. This work will consist of as many volumes as there have been kings in France. Paris for two young Greeks, who, when re
A subscription has been set on foot in We have chosen this arrangement, in order turning to their country, were made prison. to enter the more easily on the developers by an independent Pacha on the coast ment of the idea of a modern writer, that of Barbary, who left them no alternative every sovereign gives the impression and between apostacy, death, or a ransom of features of his own character and manners 20,000 piastres. Too poor to furnish the to the epoch in which he governs. But that which will especially excite the inter their religion, they decided on death ; and
ransom, and too conscientious to abandon est of the public, and insure the success of neither promises nor threats could shake this enterprise is, that the work will be a
their resolution. monument of the many customs and usages, Pacha had nearly expired, when the report
The delay granted by the and glory of France, on which will be in of the devotedness of these two children scribed the origin of various illustrious families, and on which their history may rived in Europe.
(one 17 and the other 13 years of age) arbe traced from reign to reign down to the menced instantly at Rome, produced half
A subscription, compresent time."
the amount; the Duke of Orleans has sub
scribed 2000 francs; and the efforts of phiEXTRACT FROM A LETTER RELATING TO THE
lanthropists in various parts will no doubt CELEBRATED NATURALIST M. BONPLAND.
soon procure the liberation of these interRio Janeiro.-During my stay in this esting youths, and their return to the emcountry I have obtained pretty circumstan. I brace of their struggling country.
Mourn not for those who sweetly sleep,
- That sweep their quiet to molest
They know no more forever;
Of mortal man can sever,
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As, for instance, Buckthorne, describing his in all communities. It would seem to be the main Tales of a Traveller, Part II. By Geoffrey visits to a miserly uncle, says, p. 79, “ As business of man to repine at government. In all
situations of life into which I have looked, I have Crayon, Gent. Author of “ The Sketch my visits cost him nothing, they did not found mankind divided into two grand parties ;
seem to be very unwelcome. I brought those who ride and those who are ridden. The Book," " Bracebridge Hall," "- Knicker- with me my gun and fishing-rod, and half great struggle of life seems to be which shall keep bocker's New York,” fc. Philadelphia, supplied the table from the park and the in the saddle. This, it appears to me, is the funda1824. 8vo. pp. 212.
fish ponds.” On the next page but one, he mental principle of politics, whether in great or In our last number we noticed the first of says he amused bimself while there, with but one cannot always sink the philosopher.
little life. However, I do not mean to moralize; this new series of Tales ; and then remark- wandering about the grounds, shooting ar- Well then, to return to myself. It was detered that Mr Irving was probably induced to rows at birds," for to have used a gun mined, as I said, that I was not fit for tragedy, and, resume this mode of giving his works to the would have been treason !"
unluckily, as my study was bad, having a very poor public, by the comparative failure of BraceThe story of “ Buckthorne, or the Young memory, I was pronounced unfit for comedy
also: bridge Hall . Our conjecture is rather con- Man of Great Expectations,” is the longest, engrossed by an actor with whom I could not pre
besides, the line of young gentlemen was already firmed by the speed with which No. 2. fol. and, we think, the most amusing. We will tend to enter into competition, he having filled it for lows his brother; the last comer so treads extract some passages from the account of almost half a century. I came down again therefore upon the heels of the former, they may al- his manner of life with, and exit from, a to pantomime. In consequence, however, of the most be considered twins. The interval crew of strolling players, unto whom he good offices of the mar.ager's lady, who had taken a between the two is quite too short for any had joined himself by reason of a “poetical satyr to that of the lover; and with my face patch
liking to me, I was promoted from the part of the one to believe that No. 2. was written-or temperament,” which made him run away ed and painted ; a buge cravat of paper; a steeple scarcely corrected—after No. 1. went to the from school.
crowned hat, and dangling long-skirted sky-blue press. We cannot, therefore, suppose that
In this way, then, did I enter the metropolis ; a coat, was metamorphosed into the lover of ColumMr I. chooses to print thus, for the conveni- strolling vagabond; on the top of a caravan with a bine. My part did not call for niuch of the tender ence of publishing as he writes,—or for crew of vagabonds about me; but I was as happy and sentimental. I had merely to pursue the fugiany other reason, but that he is satisfied as a prince, for, like Prince Hal, I felt myself su- tive fair one; to have a door now and then slamthat the public like this way best.
perior to my situation, and knew that I could at med in my face; to run my head occasionally And this is a very good and satisfactory sphere. any time cast it off and emerge into my proper against a post; to tumble and roll about with Pan
taloon and the clown; and to endure the hearty reason. Well may the public enjoy, with How my eyes sparkled as we passed Hyde- thwacks of Harlequin's wooden sword. higher relish, such exquisite delicacies as park corner, and I saw splendid equipages rolling
As ill luck would have it, my poetical temperaIrving's Tales,—when they are served up by, with powdered footmen behind, in rich liveries, ment began to ferment within me, and to work out not profusely nor niggardly—but in quan- with lovely women within, so sumptuously dressed metropolis, added to the rural scenes in which the
and fine nosegays, and gold-headed canes ; and new troubles. The inflammatory air of a great tities calculated at once to gratify and pro- and so surpassingly fair. 'I was always extremely fairs were held ; such as Greenwich Park, Epping voke, but not to satiate the appetite. One sensible to female beauty; and here I saw it in all Forest, and the lovely valley of West End, had a may dine very heartily upon roast beef, its facination, for, whatever may be said of beauty powerful effect upon me. While in Greenwich and want more the next day; but of cream- unadorned,” there is something almost awful in Park, I was witness to the old holyday games of cakes, comfits, and kisses,—it is wiser not The swan-like neck encircled with diamonds ; the then the firmament of blooming faces and blue
female loveliness decked out in jewelled state. running down hill, and kissing in the ring; and to eat a great deal at once.
raven locks, clustered with pearls; the ruby glow- eyes, that would be turned towards me, as I was We do not like this number so well as ing on the snowy bosom, are objects that I could playing antics on the stage ; all these set my young we did its predecessor. We do not recol- never contemplate without emotion; and a daz- blood, and my poetical vein, in full flow. In short, lect any thing in it which is not pretty zling white arm clasped with bracelets, and taper I played iny characters to the life, and became desgood ; neither can we recollect much that transparent fingers laden with sparkling rings, are perately enamoured of Columbine. She was a
to me irresistible. My very eyes ached as I gazed trim, well made, tempting girl; with a roguish is more than pretty good. We looked in at the high and courtly beauty that passed before dimpling face, and fine chesnut hair clustering all vain for touches of Mr Irving's exquisite me. It surpassed all that my imagination bad con about it. The moment I got fairly smitten, there satire ;—for his light, but vivid and happy ceived of the sex. I shrunk, for a moment, into was an end to all playing. I was such a creature sketching of queer character ;-for the shame at the company in which I was placed, and of fancy and feeling, that I could not put on a prebroad fun of the Irish Dragoon, or the repined at the vast distance that seemed to inter- tended, when I was powerfully affected by a real beauty, power, and pathos of many parts of
vene between me ang these magnificent beings. *** emotion. I could noi sport with a fiction that
How little do those before the scenes know of came so near to the fact. I became too natural in the Young Italian. The general name of what passes behind; how little can they judge, my acting to succeed. And then, -- what a situathe number, is “Buckthorne and his from the countenances of actors, of what is pass tion for a lover!—I was a mere stripling, and she Friends.” The Traveller becomes acquaint- ing in their hearts. I have known two lovers quar- played with my passion; for girls soon grow more ed with a sort of literary idler, who writes rel like cats behind the scenes, who were, the mo- adroit and knowing in these matters, than your only when he must, but then successfully, I have dreaded, when our Belvidera
was to take her fer. Every time that she danced in front of the
ment after, to fly into each other's embraces. And awkward youngsters. What agonies bad I to suf--if we may judge from the society he farewell kiss of her Jaffier, lest she should bite a piece booth, and made such liberal displays of her charms, keeps. He is Buckthorne,--and be intro- out of his cheek. Our tragedian was a rough joker I was in torment. To complete my misery, I had ces the Traveller to Literary Life in Lon- off the stage ; our prime clown the most peevish a real rival in Harlequin; an active, vigorous, don. This subject is very interesting, and mortal living. The latter used to go about snap- knowing varlet of 'six-and-twenty. What had a there are reasons why we should suppose his countenance and
I can assure
you that, what such a competition. ping and snarling, with a broad laugh painted on
raw inexperienced youngster like me to hope from Mr Irving singularly well qualified to write ever may be said of the gravity of a monkey, or
I bad still, however, some advantages in my faupon it; perhaps our expectations were ex- the melancholy of a gibed cat, there is no more
vour. In spite of my change of life, I retained travagant,-but, be the fault where it will, melancholy creature in existence than a mounte- that indescribable something, which always disthey were greatly disappointed. There bank off duty.
tinguishes the gentleman ; that something which are some errors which appear to indicate a backbite the manager, and cabal against his regula- his clothes ; and which it is as difficult for a gentle.
The only thing in which all parties agreed was to dwells in a man's air and deportment, and not in degree of carelessness, which is quite a tions. This, however, I have since discovered to be man to put off, as for a vulgar fellow to put on