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HYMN TO THE NORTH STAR.

and go.

would soon become indispensably necessa- evil is made even less by a greater, though
ry. But these men could scarcely carry borne by other men. Human power, as
themselves, much less the comparatively displayed in these works, teaches us, who
heavy canoes. When the faithful Hepburn have a common property in it with all the
begs Richardson to let him shoot the mer- world, how strangely capable we are; and
ciless Michel ; when he is shot, and the if we want a new motive for becoming re-
dreadful uncertainty recurs to us as to the ligious men, we may find one here.
final disposal of the body; the strange as-
sumption of function by one individual,
witness, judge, and executioner, never

POETRY.
startles us. It seems dreadful to us that a
society so small, reduced to three only,
should be made smaller by a violent death.

The sad and solemn night There was a slow coming of death to all, Has yet her multitude of cheerful fires ; foreboded by famine and cold; and it almost The glorious host of liglit seems to us, that murder might here have Walk the dark hemisphere till she retires: been kind. But if life be made dear by our All through her silent watches, gliding slow, care for it, and by suffering, in its ordinary Her constellations come, and round the heavens, forms and degrees, how inestimably precious was it to these wretched men. It was all Day, too, hath many a star that remained to them. They were now ex- | To grace his gorgeous reign, as bright as they: hausted, and hardly able to totter a few Unseen, they follow in his flaming way.

Through the blue fields afar, steps to get moss for their food, or fuel to Many a bright lingerer, as the eve grows dim, cook it. Michel remained strong; was Tells what a radiant troop arose and set with him. active, and oppressive by his mere physical strength. He had lost his respect for one

And thou dost see them rise, of them, who in the common ranks of life Star of the Pole! and thou dost see them set. was far his superior. He had, above all, lost | Thou keep'st thy old unmoving station yet,

Alone, in thy cold skies, his relationship to them. He had shot a Nor join'st the dances of that glittering train, sick, and most beloved friend; one whom Nor dip'st thy virgin orb in the blue western main. we could not help loving in every page of the narrative. We said we were not

There, at morn's rosy birth,

Thou lookest meekly through the kindling air, startled by the act which killed him. The

And eve, that round the earth morality of it was unquestioned. We felt Chases the day, beholds thee watching there; for an instant something as we did in one There noontide finds thee, and the hour that calls of Scott's novels, where the mad enthusiast The shapes of polar flame to scale heaven's azure

walls. in the bovel, starts up and puts the hour hand of the clock forward, that the time for Alike, beneath thine eye, a murder might be anticipated. Death The deeds of darkness and of light are done ; seemed surely too near to all to be hurried

High towards the star-lit sky on to any. But the horror is a momentary The night-storm on a thousand hills is loud

Towns blaze-the smoke of battle blots the sunone, and we rejoiced that one of the means And the strong wind of day doth ningle sea and of destruction was removed.

cloud. These were religious men. It deserves to be noticed that men of this character The half-wrecked mariner, his compass lost,

On thy unaltering blaze have commanded some of the most impor- Fixes his steady gaze, tant expeditions of a similar kind which And steers, undoubting, to the friendly coast; have been recently fitted out by the gov- And they who stray in perilous wastes, by night, ernment of England, and which have ex- Are glad when thou dost shine to guide their foot. cited so strong an interest every where.

steps right. Is it claiming too much for our religion to And, therefore, bards of old, say, that it was this, which gave to these Sages, and hermits of the solemn wood men's minds a tone and spirit which noth

Did in thy beams behold ing could wholly depress or destroy? We A beauteous type of that unchanging good,

That bright eternal beacon, by whose ray know of nothing which could have sus- The voyager of time should shape his heedful way. tained these men, under these circumstan

B. ces, but their strong and abiding piety.

It will be perceived, from what has been said in this article, that our interest in these works is not so much found in their histo- They led a lion from his den, ries of new regions and new manners, as

The lord of Afric's sun-scorched plain;

And there he stood, stern foe of men, in the conduct of the men who give them. And shook his flowing mane. It is the operation of the new and the ter- There 's not of all Rome's beroes, ten rible upon beings like ourselves, and the That dare abide this game. whole manner in which this operation dis- His bright eye nought of lightning lacked; plays itself,—the high moral bearing, the

His voice was like the cataract. intellectual resource the severe patience, They brought a dark-haired man along, the fine disinterestedness,-it is all this Whose limbs with gyves of brass were bound; which attracts us so irresistibly in these

Youthful he seemed, and bold, and strong, works, and makes the fate of their authors And yet unscathed of wound. so deeply interesting. There is much that

Blitbely he stepped among the throng,

And careless threw around is salutary in them, if we will be taught by A dark eye, such as courts the path them, as well as entertained. The lesser

Of him, who braves a Dacian's wrath.

Then shouted long the plebeian crowd-
Rung the glad galleries with the sound;
And from the throne there spake aloud
A voice, “Be the bolii man unbound!
And, by Rome's sceptre yet unbowed,
By Rome, earth's monarch crowned,
Who dares the bold—the unequal strife,
Though doomed to death, shall save his lise."
Joy was upon that dark man's face,
And thus, with laughing eye, spake he:
“Loose ye the lord of Zaara's waste,
And let my arms be free;
• He has a martial leart,' thou sayest,
But oh, who will not be
A hero, when he fights for life,
And home, and country,—babes, and wife:
And thus I for the strise prepare ;
The Thracian falchion to me bring;
But ask th' imperial leave to spare
The shield-a useless thing.
Were I a Samnite's rage to dare,
Then o'er me should I fling
The broad orb; but to lion's wrath
The shield were but a sword of lath."
And he has bared his shining blade,
And springs he on the shaggy foe;
Dreadful the strife, but briefly played
The desert-king lies low,
His long and loud death-howl is made,
And there must end the show.
And when the multitude were calm,
The favourite freedman took the palm.
“ Kneel down, Rome's emperor beside :"
He knelt, that dark man ;-o'er his brow
Was thrown a wreath in crimson died,
And fair words gild it now :
Thou'rt the bravest youth that ever tried
To lay a lion low;
And from our presence forth thou go'st
To lead the Dacians of our host."
Then flushed his cheek, but not with pride,
And grieved and gloomily spoke he :
“ My cabin stands where blithely glide
Proud Danube's waters to the sea;
I have a young and blooming bride,
And I have children three;
No Roman wealth nor rank can give
Such joy, as in their arms to live.
My wife sits at the cabin door,
With throbbing heart and swollen eyes;
While tears her cheek are coursing o'er,
She speaks of sundered ties.
She bids my tender babes deplore
The death their father dies;
She tells these jewels of my home,
I bleed to please the rout of Rome.
I cannot let those cherubs stray
Without their sire's protecting care ;
And I would chase the griefs away
Which cloud my wedded fair."
The monarch spoke, the guards obey,
And gates unclosed are;
He is gone-no golden bribes divide
The Dacian from his babes and bride.

THE GLADIATOR.

THE VENETIAN GONDOLIER.
Here rest the weary oar !- soft airs

Breathe out in the o'erarching sky;
And Night !--sweet Night—serenely wears

A smile of peace ;-her noon is nigh.
Where the tall fir in quiet stands,

And waves, embracing the chaste shores,
Move o'er sea-sbells and bright sands,

Is heard the sound of dipping oars.
Swift o'er the wave the light bark springs,

Love's midnight hour draws lingering near:
And list!--bis luneful viol strings

The young Venetian Gondolier.

Lo! on the silver-mirrored deep,

You may mark the Lover, with sigh sincere, but brought up again with three anchors On earth, and her embosomed lakes, Wipe from his sleeping eye a tear,

ahead, in quarter less four fathom water. And where the silent rivers sweep:-, And tenderly tell his tale of feeling

When the tide fell, the sea was so heavy From the thin cloud fair moonlight breaks. To the form of love o'er his fancy stealing:You mark the Mourner, his friend embrace,

that the rudder continually struck the Soft music breathes around, and dies

And dwell with delight on that well known face, ground, and was lifted almost out of the On the calm bosom of the sea ;

Which is now perchance but a form of clay, gudgeons. This was on the 1st of SeptemWhilst in her cell the novice sighs Entombed in a sepulchre far away

ber. On the weather moderating, the Her vespers to her rosary. Or reposing deep in the coral grove,

Griper proceeded up the Welcome, but a Where the herds of the ocean delight to rove :At their dim altars bow fair forms, You may mark the Murderer wipe the stain

northerly gale of wind springing up, the In tender charity for those,

From the hand that is dyed in the blood of the slain; ship was driven into Hudson's Bay. That, helpless left to life's rude storms, While bis ghastly grin--and his sudden start- However, by perseverance, and taking Have never found this calm repose. And his quivering lip-and his beating heart- advantage of every favourable breeze of

Betray the truth his lips would not tell, The bell swings to its midnight chime,

wind, she reached Cape Fullarton, the larThat a guilty soul-is a cruel hell! Relieved against the deep blue sky !

board entrance of Wager River, and withYou may mark the Mother assay to bless Haste!-dip the oar again ! —'tis time The child of her love with a dear caress;

in about sixty miles of the spot (Repulse To seek Genevra's balcony.

Then waking---weep, that her tender care Bay) where she was intended to winter.
H. W. L.

Was bestowed on an object that was not there : The coast on the American mainland was
For its form is cold-and its grave is green, found so rocky and extremely dangerous,

And her smiling babe-was a pleasing dream!
NIGHT.-A POEM.

that she was obliged to stretch off for South

HENRY. The night is still, and the moon hath set

(To be continued.)

ampton Island, whence she endeavoured to And men, in the stillness of sleep, forget

make for Repulse Bay, but was driven by To dwell on the cares that must come to-morrow,

the tide directly to the southward and westOr remember the thoughts that awaken sorrow.

INTELLIGENCE.

ward, against what was supposed to be Age, and youth, and beauty's prime

Wager River. Here strong breezes and a Rest in peace, while hurrying Time

heavy snow-storm set in, which made it Smiles to view, how calm and sweet

RETURN OF CAPT. LYON'S EXPEDITION. Are the scenes of slumber his footsteps greet;

necessary that the ship should be broughtAnd he thinks, while viewing the reckless throng,

The circumstances which have led to the to with three anchors a-head and made That the hour of his triumph must come ere long-- failure of this branch of the North-West snug. The sea rose rapidly, and broke The hour when beauty and youth shall fade, expedition, are attributed to stormy and over the ship with tremendous force, formAnd both in their couch of repose be laid,

severe weather, which prevailed in a ing thick coats of ice in an instant, so as Enwrapped in that sleep which shall know no waking

more "Till the hoary pillars of earth are shaking.

intense degree than the oldest to connect the shrouds together half way

northern navigator remembers, and to the up the rigging. The snow also fell so fast The stormy feelings of man are at rest,

extraordinary bad qualities of the ship for that the men had much difficulty in keepLike a fathomless sea with a peaceful breast; the purpose required. It appears that the ing the decks clear. The ship all this With not a heave of their boisterous motion,

Griper left Stromness on the first of July, time pitched so dreadfully, that the cables Save the sluggish swelling of past commotion, Breaking perchance in a groaning dream,

and made Cape Chudleigh, on the Labrador came over the bumpkins, one of which was Or a stifled sigh, or a frightful scream

Coast, on the second of August, having thereby broken. During the night, a large Then sinking again in that mystic deep,

fallen in with the icebergs three days pre- stream of ice was discovered coming down Where human passion is stilled in sleep. viously, and from which time she was beset upon the ship, but, most happily, it parted My heart would stamp on this page some thought,

with drift ice. In this passage she was before it reached her, and some small porThat is worthy of Him, who such wonders wrought found to make so little progress, that the tion of it struck against the bows, which Of Him, whose wisdom and might divine

Snap, her provision tender, was frequently did no damage. The wind continued to Taught order to worlds, and bade them shine ;- obliged to take her in tow. From Cape increase, as well as the snow; at five Whose word went forth, and the universe stood, Chudleigh, the Griper was obliged to stretch o'clock in the morning the starboard cable Whose power commanded—and all was good!

to the northward, to Resolution Island, parted, and, on the ship swinging to the Ye twinkling fires, that seem to lie As gems on the skirt of a spangled sky;

the field ice prevented progress up other three anchors, she was struck by a Ye glorious systems of upper air,

Hudson's Straits; they were, however, en- sea and parted from them all! Her situaWhich seem to whisper that God is there ; abled to make slow advances to the West- tion at this time was the most perilous that Ye worlds of beings, whose souls percbance ward, close to the Savage Islands, until can be imagined : every individual momenAre pure as the light of the sun's bright glance,

they made Salisbury or Nottingham Island, tarily expecting that she would drive on As he lifts his head from the murky cloud, Which but for a moment appeared to shroud

but which place could not be ascertained, shore. Means of preservation, however, The glories which God, in his power, hath shed,

from the impossibility of making observa- were not neglected; the trysails were got To illumine forever his dazzling head :

tions off the Upper Savage Islands. Some on her, though it was so dark that no obYe heavenly host! may your beams inspire, canoes of natives came off to them, who ject could be discerned, and they did not And lift the soul of a mortal higher,

appeared to be of the same description of know so much as which way the ship’s And teach his heart what it ought to feel, When horrors like this o'er his bosom steal.

Esquimaux with which our navigators were head lay, from the compasses having ceas

before acquainted. They were dismissed ed to act, the ship being, as it is supposed, It is sweet to think, on a lonely night,

with liberal presents, and appeared much directly over or near the Magnetic Pole. When all are sleeping, and stars are bright- gratified. From Salisbury Island, the Whilst presuming, in this distressing diWhen the Kate-a-did cries from the vale and hill, Griper proceeded to the south point of lemma, that the wind had shifted off the And the murour is heard of the cooling rill When the Cricket chirps in his lonely cell,

the Southampton Island, in which they land, as the water deepened, a sight of the And the Whipperwill whistles his last farewell;— were assisted by a strong current setting sun, and subsequently of the other celestial It is sweet to think, what a happy number, down Fox's Channel; but on their sound bodies, was obtained (of which they had no Now lost in the silence of peaceful slumber, ing Southampton Island this current, which view for some days), and the ship was found Rest sweetly on in their downy bed,

then came down Sir Thomas Rowe's Wel- to have been drifted out of the Welcome, Like the silent forms of a world of dead.

come, (up which they wished to proceed,) after having attained lat. 65° 30'. There Yet oft cloth the spirit of those who rest

was directly against them, and nearly caus- was at this moment no anchor left in the Awake from its sleep in the placid breast, ed their shipwreck. Southampton Island ship. Notwithstanding, it was determined, And breaking the shackles of Earth's control, was found to be laid down with tolerable if possible, to winter about Chesterfield InRoam freely and safely from pole to pole! For this is the bour when Fancy roves

accuracy. Off the southwest end of the let, or even to the southward of that spot. Over friends departed, and youthful loves

island, the Griper was obliged to anchor, in the persevering efforts of all on board And deeds of darkness and scenes of guilt, consequence of sudden shoaling her water: were accordingly direc'ed to gain the Where sin was committed or blood was spilt. in a gale of wind she parted one anchor,l American shore, but finding that the ship

as

and spears.

LORD BYRON.

got into the shallows of Hudson's Bay, they in the hope of communicating with the own accord, one thousand pounds a canto were reluctantly compelled to edge away Griper.

for Don Juan, and afterwards reduced it to for Salisbury Island, still hoping that a few The Griper communicated with the Es- five hundred pounds, on the plea of piracy, fine and favourable days would restore to quimaux, natives of the Upper Savage Isl- and complained of my dividing one canto them their lost ground. The bad weather, ands, all of whom had frequently seen Eu- into two, because I happened to say some. however, still continued, and there was ropeans. They were less savage in their thing at the end of the third canto of having much difficulty in watering the ship at babits and manners than their more north- done so.” these places, from a stream of ice. A num-ern brethren, but they showed a strong

Lord Byron's Letter. ber of natives came off to them in their ca- thievish disposition; they endeavoured to

· Ravenna, February 7, 1920. noes, and trafficked their clothes for iron steal the oars and iron-works from the At length, the hopeless con- boats. The Griper also communicated with third canto of Don Juan into two, because

- DEAR MURRAY,-I have copied the tinuance of bad weather, the wretched the natives of various parts of Southampcondition of the ship (from her incapaci- ton Island, who had never seen a ship be- it was too long, and I tell you this beforeties), the officers and crew having suffered fore. They, however, expressed but very

hand, because in case of any reckoning bemore hardships than on any previous voy- little surprise ; they evinced more gentle-tween you and me, these two are only to go age, the advanced stage of the season, with ness in their manners, than any other of for one, as this was the original form, and numerous other concomitant miseries, com- the Esquimaux tribes, and were much better in fact the two together are not longer than pelled Captain Lyon to consent that the looking and cleaner in their persons—the one of the first; so remember that I have

not made this division to double on you, but ship should be got out of Hudson's Straits women were rather pretty. All those (an extent of eight hundred miles of dan- people reside in the Walrus-hide huts, merely to suppress some tediousness in the gerous navigation), which place they had which are described in Captain Lyon's last aspect of the thing. I should have served scarcely cleared, when a southerly gale voyage.

you a pretty trick, if I had sent you, for drove them up to Davis' Straits, one hun- The Griper is ordered to be paid off, and example, cantos of fifty stanzas each. dred and fifty miles to the southward of sold out of the navy. A vessel better

Captain Medwin, p. 169. Resolution Island. Providentially a change adapted to the peculiarities of the service, of wind enabled them soon after to proceed will, no doubt, be provided for Captain but it seems inevitable. I had no reason to

“I don't wish to quarrel with Murray, on a southern passage homeward, and the Lyon and his meritorious officers and crew be pleased with him the other day. GaliGriper arrived here in six weeks, in the on the opening of the season, for further state we have described. investigation. Captain Franklin, we un

gnani wrote to me, offering to purchase the Though little bas been effected towards derstand, is to leave England, on his land copy-right of my works, in order to obtain

an exclusive privilege of printing them in solving the geographical problem of a expedition, in February next.

France. I might have made my own terms, northwest passage by this voyage, yet

and put the money in my own pocket; insome most interesting elucidations of the

stead of which I enclosed Galignani's letter deviation of the compass have been brought

to Murray, in order that he might conclude to light. The compasses began to waver

The European press is teeming with pub- the matter as he pleased. He did so, very and contradict each other when abreast lications, occasioned by the death of this advantageously for his own interest; but of the Savage islands; and, as the ship distinguished character, in the form of ele- never had the complaisance, the common got to the westward, the compasses got gies, monodies, biographies, recollections, politeness, to thank me or acknowledge my unsteady and useless. Whilst the ship &c. &c., and he has even been already made letter.” was in Sir Thomas Rowe's Welcome, they the subject of fiction. Somebody has pubfrequently would not traverse at all, but lished a “Narrative of Lord Byron's Voyage

Lord Byron's Letter. stood in whatever position the card was to Corsica and Sardinia in the summer of

Ravenna, Ebre 4, 1820. placed. Should a passage be discovered by 1821," full of events as remarkable and as

“ I have received from Mr Galignani the Captain Parry through the Prince Regent's well'authenticated as those of Sinbad the enclosed letters, duplicates, and receipts, Inlet, it is considered more than probable, Sailor, Baron Munchausen, or Lemuel Gulli- which will explain themselves. As the poems from the irregular movements of the ice,

None of these publications appears are your property, by purchase, right, and that it may never be entered again. The to have excited more attention than Med- justice, all matters of publications &c. &c. are Griper spoke several whalers, all of which win's Conversations of Byron; and it would for you to decide upon. I know not how far had been unsuccessful in the fishery ; no ship had more than two fish, and many none

seem that they have been proved to contain my compliance with Mr Galignani's request

a good deal of either accidental or wilful might be legal, and I doubt that it would not whatever. From the Captain Phenix whal misrepresentation. In this work, Lord Byron be honest. In case you choose to arrange er, Captain Lyon heard that Captain Par- is reported to have stated certain facts not with him, I enclose the permits to you, and dle of August, in latitude 719, beset with very honourable to his publisher, Mr Mur- in so doing, I wash my hands of the business ice. On the whole, the season has been the manner in which he had been treated you to exert the power you justly possess

ray, and to have made some complaints of altogether; I sign them merely to enable more boisterous, and, consequently, the sea

by him. Mr Murray has thought proper to more properly; I will have nothing to do less clear, than it has been known for thirty circulate a small pamphlet relative to these with it further, except in my answer to Mr years. It was very questionable if Captain statements, in which he shows the utter Galignani, to state, that the letters, &c. &c. Parry would be able to reach Lancaster groundlessness of every syllable imputed to

are sent to you, and the causes thereof. If Sound. Had the Griper effected a winter- Lord Byron, and refutes most completely you can check those foreign pirates, do ; if ing at Repulse Bay or Wager River, or every particular item of these

injurious not

, put the permissive papers in the fire. I Chesterfield Inlet, Captain Lyon with a and scandalous insinuations. Mr Murray's can have no view nor object whatever but strong party, would have made a land jour. pamphlet is very honourable to him. It to secure to you your property. ney to Point Turnagain, near the Copper.labours at no reasoning, but simply states Note by Mr Murray.--Mr Murray derived no mine River, a distance of seven hundred facts, and produces Lord Byron's own let- advantage from the proposed agreement, which was miles; for which expedition they were fully ters to confound Lord Byron's Conversa- by no means of the importance here ascribed toita equipped. Captain Parry, if he succeed in tions with Captain Medwin. As these are into effect: the documents alluded to are still in his passing the Lancaster Sound and getting of very considerable interest, and illustrate to the southward down Prince Regent's his lordship's character and life, we think

possession. Inlet (by wbich Captain Lyon was next it worth while to insert them entire.

Captain Medwin, pp. 169, 171. year to communicate with him), he will

« Murray has long prevented the Quarsend a land expedition, if possible, in the Captain Medwin, p. 167, (Eng. Ed.)

terly from abusing me. Some of their bullies same direccion, as well as to Repulse Bay, “Murray offered me [Lord Byron,] of his I have had their fingers itching to be at me;

ver.

LOVER.

STATES.

Where, twisted round the barren oak,

They 'll shed a tear, that passing time about the twelfth century before the ChrisThe summer vine in beauty clung,

Has withered all thy brightest smiles;

tian era. He promises to continue the work, And summer winds the stillness broke,

And when in some far distant clime,
The ervstal icicle is hung.

and to translate other episodes of the same
They'll think upon thy evening chime,
And thousand glowing isles.

poem, from manuscripts which he has copied Where from their frozen urns mute springs

F. M. at Paris and at London; especially from a Pour out the river's gradual tide,

complete manuscript copy of the MahabShrilly the skater's iron rings, And voices fill the woodland side. THE ITALIAN GIRL TO HER FAITHLESS

harata, which Mr Hamilton kindly commu

nicated him. The present volume conAlas!-how changed from the fair scene,

From the Italian,

tains, first, the voyage of Arjoupa into the When birds sang out their mellow lay ; And winds were soft-and woods were green

Thou saidst, that thou

air; secondly, the defeat of the giant ChidAnd the song ceased not with the day.

Wouldst love me, and forever;-and my heart, inebah, killed by Bhima, Arjouna's brother;

Unconscious, dreamt not that we e'er must part. thirdly, the misfortunes and lamentations of But still wild music is abroad,

Where art thou now?

a poor brahmin, in consequence of the cruel Pale, desert woods ! within your crowd And gathered winds, in hoarse accord,

I weep alone

commands of the giant Baka, who was also Amid the vocal reeds pipe loud.

Cheerless, and desolate. My heart no more vanquished and killed by the same Bhima;

Wakes those sweet echoes which it woke before, lastly, the history of Sanda and Oufa Sanda, Chill airs, and wintry winds! my ear

For thort art gone.

two brothers, warmly attached to each other, Has grown familiar with your song; I hear it in the opening year

Thou saidst, that when

until their love for the same female bred the I listen, and it cheers me long.

The battle's rage was over, and the cry most deadly hatred between them.
H. W. L. Of carnage hushed, and murder's rout gone by,
Thou 'dst come again.

COAL FORMATION WITHIN THE UNITED

And I believed !
THE LAKE OF A THOUSAND ISLANDS. I could have breathed my dying prayer for thee,

Professor J. Griscom, who is extensively
Nor murmured at my fate ;-but thus to be
Lake of the desert! thou art fair,

By thee deceived !

and advantageously known by his “ Year in But not so fair as thou hast been;

Europe,” has recently published an interThy dimpled breast once shone as clear,

'Tis well-'tis well, And bright as purest angel's tear, These charms once loved are passing fast away: country, and particularly of the anthracite

esting account of the coal formation in this Who weeps for sinful inen.

This tongue, it cannot curse—but only say
Farewell—farewell.

coal of Pennsylvania, which is now comHow art thou faded! still and deep

monly known as the Lehigh coal. He beThy heaving waters slowly glide;

But yet--should e'er While o'er thy form wild flowrets creep, Thy footsteps stray to where this form is laid- gins with remarking upon the important As is to deck thy deathlike sleep

Then think of her whose fond heart thou 'st be advantages which Great Britain bas derived With their own blushing pride. trayed;

from her coal mines, and certainly does not Give me one tear!

overrate the important benefits which we Bright o'er thy breast a thousand isles

might expect from an adequate and cheap Shone in the eveniog's purple glow;

supply of this invaluable fuel. And all thy waves were decked in smiles,

INTELLIGENCE.

“The absolute importance of a plentiful And sported in a thousand wiles,But they are silent now.

supply of fuel, not only to health and domes

tic comfort, but to the successful prosecuWhen parting twilight sunk to rest,

While England is doing little or nothing tion of almost every branch of manufacturing And clothed thy form in shadows dim,

to promote the study of the Sanscrit lan- industry, needs not the formality of demonHow sweetly murmured o'er thy breast, As steal the notes of Peris blest,

guage and literature, which, from her poli- stration. The extraordinary competition Thy trembling vesper hymn.

tical and commercial relations, ought to which the British nation maintains with all

excite the strongest interest; and while the rest of the world, is inseparably con. Yes, thou art fallen--thy temples, shrines, France makes the learned of Europe wait nected with the abundant supplies of coal

Where bowed of yore a kingly head, * too long for the communications which they which her mines afford ; and when the pe-
Wide spreading ivy now entwines,
And round thy spires the cypress climbs-

have a right to expect from a country, which, riod arrives (which doubtless is still very The symbol of the dead.

besides the treasures of its libraries, pos- distant) in which this supply shall approxi

sesses so many learned men, versed in ori- mate to its termination, her vast internal Dread silence o'er thy ruined aisles

ental literature ; we see in Germany works resources, the commercial elevațion, and Entwines the garland of decay, To decorate those mouldering piles,

in Sanscrit, and upon the Sanscrit, rapidly the dense population of that country, must When nature's tears have quenched the smiles succeed each other, equally distinguished by experience a reduction, and be finally That marked their belter day.

the merit of the execution, and by the im- brought down to the standard which her

portant aid which they afford towards the newly planted forests may be able to susNo more the peasant by thee kneels, And inutters low his simple prayer;

study of this new branch of oriental litera- tain. But how striking is the fact that with And, as his fervent offering steals

ture. It is owing to the enlightened and her mines of coal, that island, at the distance O'er thy blue waters, inly feels

munificent protection of bis majesty the of three thousand miles, is able to supply the His crimes are pardoned there.

king of Prussia, and the labours of M. A. city of New York with an article so essen

W. Schlegel and Mr Boff, that Germany tial as the fuel of its hearths—to supplant Thy thousand isles are fading now; And o'er thy dark wave's curling crest

has for many years taken the lead of all the the wood of our interior-a material so The night wind whistles faint and low,

other continental nations in the study of the abundant, within less than one hundred And pearly clouds their mantles throw,

Sanscrit. The latter gentleman has just miles, as to be a nuisance to the labourer, To shade thy gloomy rest. published a comparative analysis of the which it costs him much labour and expense

Sanscrit, and the languages connected with to destroy. The dearness of fuel, at the Thy star hath set! Oh never more Shall men behold thee in thy pride ;

it; he has also published a volume from present time, is a serious obstacle to the But as they gaze along thy shore

the Sanscrit, translated into German verse, prosperity of manufactories in various parts Where slumbers now thy echoing war containing several of the episodes of the of our seaboard, and a heavy tax to the inAnd wildly heaving tide,

Mahabharata, the most extensive poem habitants of our principal cities. Every

known; being a kind of mythological, po- scheme, therefore, which shall open new This lake is situated near Rome, and is the etical, historical, and philosophical encyclo- resources, at a reasonable expense, for an same where was formerly a temple to Faunus, and pedia, comprehending narratives relative to article so indispensable, cannot fail, it is taking himself to ask advice of the god concerning the history of Hindostan, from the creation presumed, to become of high importance to the marriage of his daughter Lavinia with Turnus of the world to the reign of Youdhishtirah, the public welfare, and lucrative to those

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