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LITERARY CRITICISM.

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Account of the Institution and Progress of the Society of
the Antiquaries of Scotland

365
Ainslie's (Robert Reasons for the Hope that is in Us 296
American Life, Stories of

132
Ornithology

Stories
Archæologia Scotica :

364
Atherton

367
Atkinson's (Thomas) sketch of the Origin and Progress of

the Literary and Commercial Society of Glasgow 261
Audabon's (John James) Ornithological Biography

248
Beattie's (Dr William) Journal of a Residence in Germany 393
y's (Captain F. W.) Narrative

159, 174, 218
Becker's (C. E.) Grammar of the German Language

71
Bell's (Henry Glassford) Summer and Winter Hours

117
Bennet, (William Songs of Solitude by

27
Bethune's (Gilbert, Esq.) Courtship A-la-Mode

226
Brewster's (David) Treatise on Opties

370
Brief Facts as to the Effects of Intemperance

72
Brooke's (Sir Arthur de Capell) Sketches in Spain and Morocco 319
Brown's (Rev. W.) Memoir relative to Itinerating Libraries 265
Budget, The Sisters'
Bulgarin's Thaddeus) Ivan Vejeeghen

381
Burke's (Peter Joseph) Royal Register

124
Burkhardt's (John Lewis) Notes on the Bedouins and Wahabys 235
Burning Bush
Burnes's (James A.) Narrative of a visit to the Court of Sinde 148
Burt's (John G. M.) Illustrations of Surgical Anatomy

72
Byron, (Lord) Letters and Journals of

19, 38, 90
The Works of

212
Cabinet for Yonth

394
Chambers's (Robert and william) New Gazetteer of Scotland 25
Commentary upon the Holy Bible

312
Constable's Miscellany,

: : 108, 176, 264
Crowe's (Eyre Evans) History of France

119
Cunningham's (Allan Lives of the most eminent Painters,
Sculptors, and Architects

106
Danby's (William, Esq.) Poems

355
Deakin's (H. C.) Deliverance of Switzerland

311
Destiny

212
Didoniad, The

124
Dobie's (James) Examination of the Claim of John Lindsay

Crawfurd to the Titles of Crawfurd and Lindsay 122
Education, Quarterly Journal of, No. I.
The American Annals of, No. 11. :

266
Ellis's (William) Polynesian Researches
Ettrick Shepherd, Songs by the
Egan's (Pierce) Show Folks

123
Frazer's (J. B. Esq.) Persian Adventurer

92
Fraser's Rev. Donald) Life and Diary of the Rev. Ebenezer
Erskine

263
Finden's (William and Edward) Landscape niustrations of

the Waverley Novels.
Fitz-Raymond

276
Foot's (Samuel) Mayor of Garrait

111
Fuseli (Henry, Esq.) The Life and Writings of

215
Gaelie Language, Dictionary of the

42
Galt's (John, Esq.) Bogle Corbet

305
Goldsmith's' (Oliver) History of the Earth and Animated
Nature

111
Geikie's (W.) Six Etchings :

139
Godwin's (William) Thoughts on Man

145
Guy's Geographia Antiqua

180
Haigh's (Samuel, Esq.) Sketches of Buenos Ayres, Chili, and
Peru

97
Hall's (Captain Basil) Fragments of Voyages and Travels 237
Hali's Mrs S. C.) Sketches of Irish Character

278
Hamilton's (G.) English School .
Harmonicon

139
Heath's Historical Illustrations to the Novels by Sir Walter
Scott

180
Hell, A Vision of : : :
Hemans's (Mrs) Original Songs

137
Herschel's (John Frederick William Esq.) Preliminary Dis-
course on the Study of Natural Philosophy

44
Home and Abroad

230
Hone's (William) Year Book

136, 168
Hooker's (William Jackson) Botanical Miscellany

307
Irones Filicum

151
Illustrations of American Ornithology
Irving's (Washington Voyages and Discoveries of the Com-

98
James's (G. P. R. Esq. History of Chivalry :

55

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Jerdan's (William, Esq.) National Portrait Gallery of Illus-

trious and Eminent Personages of the Nineteenth Cen-
tury, No. XXI. .

98
Jones' (John) Attempts in Verse

146
Journal of Voyages and Travels

350
Kay's (A. Esq.) Collection of Songs

70
Keightley's Thomas) Mythology of Ancient Greece
Keppel's (Major the Hon. George) Narrative of a Journey

across the Balcan
Klattowsky (Wilhelm Klaver) Deutsches Handbuch

371
Knowles's James Sheridan) Alfred the Great

293
Knox's (James Map of the Basin of the Tay
John, Historical Memoirs of

206
Lalla Rookh, Illustrations of

72
Leigh's Guide to Wales and Monmouthshire

281
Lesley's (John) History of Scotland

45
Library, Edinburgh Cabinet

164, 276
Library, The Family, Vols. xx. and xxii.

179, 349
Library, The Family Classical, Vol. XIV.

246
Library, Family of French Classics, Vols. I. and II.

260
Library, The Family Dramatic Series, No. IV.

349
Library, (Dr) Lardner's Cabinet, Vol. 1. .

139
Literature, Epitoine of English

249
Lothian's (John) Pocket Bible Atlas

371
Love's (Samuel) Legends and Stories of Ireland

137
Lyons' (Gilborne Charles) Poems Sacred and Miscellaneous 62
Magazine, The American Mechanic's, No. X.

266
Magazine, The American Monthly, No. IX.
Magazine, The New Monthly, No. CXXI.
Magazine, The Aberdeen, No. 1.

ib,
Magazine, The Englishman's, No. I.

221
Mackenzie's (Peter) Life of Thomas Muir, Esq.
Mackintosh's (Sir James) History of England
M'Culloch's (J. R.) Principles of Political Economy

131
Manual of Juvenile Devotion

358
Marchinont, A Selection from the Papers of the Earls of 150, 161
Maternal Duty

29
Meines's (John s.) Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte

176
Memorabilia Curliana Mabenensia

57
Mischiei

239
Mitchell's (Nicholas) Siege of Constantinople

180
Moir's (D. M.) Outlines of the Ancient History of Medicine 307
Montagu's (Col. J.) Ornithological Dictionary of British Birds 383
Montgomery's (Robert) Oxford

216
Moore's (Dugald) Bridal Night

220
Morehead's (Rev. Robert) Tour of the Holy Land

166
Mothers and Daughters

139
Napier's (Col. W. F. P.) History of the War in the Peninsula 173
Noble's (James) Orientalist

37
Nobleman, Journal of a

91
Nevay's (John) Emmanuel

386
New illustratel Road Book of the Route from Lordon to Naples 385
Odd Sketches

73
O'Hara's (Kane) Tom Thumb

11
Old Man of the Mountain

274
Only Son

40
Palestine, The Exiles of

70
Patrick's (Rev. Willian) Popular Description of the indi.
genous Plants of Lanarkshire

223
Periodicals

310
Philip Augustus

378
Piekering's (Joseph) Enquiries of an Emigrant

• 312
Pin Money

397
Pitcairn's Criminal Trials

40
Pitman's (J. Esq.) Panorama of Constantinople and its Environs 358
Porter's Miss Jane Thaddeus of Warsaw

370
Prince, Mary, the History of

251
Pulpit, The

279
Ramsay's (E. B.) Few Observations on the Union of Profess-
ing Episcopalians in Scotland

180
Raphael's Witri

168
Review, American Quarterly, No. xv.

138
Review, Edinburgh, No. Civ.

ib.
Review, Foreign Quarterly, No. XIV.

96
Review, Quarterly, Nos. LXXXVII. and ixxxviii. 110, 131, 134
Review, The Westminster, No. XXVII.
Riddell's (Henry S. Songs of the Ark

121
Ross's (Henry A.) Manuel of Analytical Chemistry

123
Roberts's (Thomas) Welsh Interpreter

281
Rowbothan's (J.) Cours de Littérature Française

180
Russell's (Rev. Michael) View of Ancient and Modern Egypt 276
Sacred History

252
Scott's (W. B. views of Loch Katrine and adjacent scenery 111
Scott's Darid) Monograms

72
Seaward's (Sir Edward Narrative :

355
Selby's (Prideaux John Illustrations of British Ornithology 121

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Sematology, An Outline of

Salicetti

Servant, The Good

180 Spontini and Cherubini

398

Sherer's (Captain Moyle) Military Memoirs of Field Mar The Cairngorm Mountains

403

shal the Duke of Wellington

61 The Trade in the 12th, 13th, and 14th Centuries

187

Sinclair, (Sir John) Correspondence of

34, 58 Traditions of Italy

192, 295

Sotheby's (William) Iliad of Homer

211 Three Days at Clovenford

287, 301, 313

Spain, A Year in

162

Stebbing's (Rev. Henry) Lives of the Italian Poets

103

St John's (J. Angustus) Journal of a Residence in Normandy 108

FINE ARTS.

Stewart's Rev. Alexander) Mair's Introduction

152 Exhibition of the Scottish Academy

State, A Letter to a Minister of

127, 142, 154, 170

178 Greenshield's Statue of Robert Burns

29

Stokes's (Henry Sewell) Three Discourses

222 Gallery of the Royal Institution

100

Strang's (John) Necropolis Glasguensis

261 Martin's Fall of Nineveh

29

Stephen's (T.) History of the Reformation

266

News of the Fine Arts

65

Strickland's (Susanna Enthusiasın

309

Swan's (John) Select Views of the Lakes of Scotland

Royal Institution-Its Management, and Catalogue of An-

261

cient Pictures

83

Thomson, (Rev. And.) Lines occasioned by the Death of the 168 Scottish Academy

Manifesto of the Directors'

112, 127

29

Thomson's (Rev. Andrew) Sermons

380

Thomson's (T. Perronet) Instructions to my Daughter for

Playing on the Enharmonic Guitar

163

THE DRAMA.

Thomson's (Eb.) Juris Quiritium Vetustissimi Reliquias 296

Timbs's (John) Knowledge of the People

124

The London Drama, pages 16, 30, 51, 86, 114, 156.

Token, The

45 The Edinburgh Drama, pages 17, 31, 51, 115, 156, 185, 228, 242, 258,

Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa

270, 313, 388.

179 Theatrical Gossip in every Number. Also, App, pages 7, 13, 15, 19,

Tytler's (Patrick Fraser, Esq.) History of Scotland

352 23, 29, 33, 41, 43, 49, 51.

Waverley Novels, Landscape Illustrations of the 223, 239

ORIGINAL POETRY.

Westall's (W. Great Britain Illustrated

232

Wellwood's (Sir Henry Moncreiff) Sermons

Bell, (HENRY G.) Epistle to Laurence Macdonald, Esq. 67

380

A Midsummer Day's Dream

376

43

Wickliff

, the Rev. and Learned John, Writings of the

Ere we Two meet again, Love

59

291

To a Lady

12

Williams's (D. E. Esq.) Life and Correspondence of Sir

Thomas Lawrence

BUCHANAN, (Rev. HAMILTON) Sonnet

317

Wilson's (James) Illustrations of Zoology

BOWRING, (DR) Patriotic Song

189

95

Wilkin's (F.) Portrait of Allan Cunningham, Esq.

BRYDSON, (THOMAS) To a Raven

299

396

Witham's (Henry, Esq.) Observations on Fossil Vegetables 107 CUNNINGHAM, (Allan) Address to an Incipient Editor

The Whirlpool

328

Woolnorth's Portrait of Miss Fanny Kemble

102

239

A Sabbath Scene

202

Delta, The Anniversary of Waterloo

389

Zoological Society, Gardens of

396

ETTRICK SHEPHERD, A Song

171

The Dominie

199

MISCELLANEOUS LITERATURE.

The Flower o' Glendale

361

8

GERTRUDE, The Faithless

ORIGINAL PROSE COMMUNICATIONS BY

'The Poet's Dead Love

52

ATKINSON (THOMAS)

50

To Vivian

AUDUBON (JOHN J.)

140, 194

Life and Death:

86

AUTHOR of Dialogues on NATURAL AND REVEALED RELIGION 7

Good Night

87

AUTHOR of an AUTUMN in ITALY

63

I am too Sad to Sing To-Night

87

AUTHOR of STUDIES IN NATURAL HISTORY

346

Prayer.

144

AUTHORS OF THE ODD VOLUME

198, 226, 374, 402

The Home of Childhood

193

BELL (HENRY G.)

4

- They Met no More

229

CARRUTHERS (ROBERT).

324

To a Friend

271

CHAMBERS (R.)

49, 98, 335

lanthe.

333

DELTA

333

The Last Hour of the Forsaken

405

EDITOR IN HIS SLIPPERS

73

Howitt (MARY) Domestic Sorrow

ETTRICK SHEPHERD

10, 189

HETHERINGTON (W. M.) Grief's Philosophy

9

GERTRUDE

16

On the Death of the Rev. Dr Thomson 129

Gregory DONALD, Esq.

255

Verses

185

LORMA

JEWSBURY (Miss) This Hour is Thine

86

Memes (J. S.)

199

2, 46, 223 MACDONALD, (LAWRENCE) Lines to

MEDICAL OFFICER

111, 125, 182

MACAskill, D.) The Dying Daughter

243

MILLER (JAMES)

298 MALCOLM, (John) A Love Song

3

NOBLE, (JAMES)

342

The Sea

116

STODDART (THOMAS Tod)

13, 76

The Maid's Adieu, App.

19

TENNANT (WILLIAM)

15, 65, 312, 327, 360

Death Abroad

157

THOMSON (JAMES)

78

The Pilgrim of the Desert

193

WILSON (PROFESSOR)

329

The Guests of Night

258

Farewell

271

ANONYMOUS PROSE COMMUNICATIONS.

The Sea-Grave

328

Vernal Hours

206

Account of a Visit of English Comedians to Scotland

49

Byron's Prayer

339

Account of some of the Sacred Animals of Egypt

80 One of the Authors of the ODD VOLUME, Showing how Win-

Andersoniari University, Glasgow

128 ter called on an Inhabitant of Edinburgh

210, 323 STODDART (THOMAS T.) To a Lady

5S

Biographical Sketches of Eminent Persons of all countries 181

To Aura

Brazil, a Day's Adventures in the Interior of

142

Loch Skene

195

Bystander

273, 298, 323, 339, 359, 363, 377, 391

Lines

328

Cause of Science

An Orison

335

Chapter on Bachelors

180 THOMSON (J. B.) Preference

314

Diary of a Journey from Madras to Masulipatam

202

VEDDER (DAVID) Stanzas

172

Dragoons, Two

152 WINTER, (GEORGE) To Emma

314

Dungeon of Chillon

246

To a Lady, enclosing a Poem of some length il.

Easter

167 Wilson, (WILLIAM) The Brave will be Free

347

Essay on Flirts

Farewell

Etrurian Antiquities

372

ANONYMOUS POETRY.

Flower Gatherer

241, 267, 343, 400

Good Old Times

101 At Sea in a Fog

Guitar, Dr Llacayo's Lecture on the Spanish

125 Enigma

Jean Anderson

326 From the French of Chateaubriand

102, 205

Killegrew's Diary

196 Poetic Mirror

342, 362

London Gossip on Literature and Art

Sonnet

81

Letter from the Swan River

169 Stanzas

52, 285

Maggie Rouat

263, 283, 299 Spring

346

Military Memoranda

205, 226, 266 Three Weeks After Marriage

172

New-Year's Day

1 The Loved One is ever near

185

Popular Lectures on Chemistry

85 The World's Philosophy

Reminiscences of a Lounger

199 The Bigot

253

Red Mantle

337 The Wife's Appeal

282

St Andrews

28, 66

Societies, Literary and Scientific of Edinburgh, 30, 51, 66, 85, 114, LITERARY CHIT-CHAT AND VARIETIES.

127, 143, 155, 171, 184, 206, 242, 258, 285, 327, 361.

17, 31, 53, 67, 87, 102, 116, 129, 158, 185, 297, 230, 243, 271, 296, 300,

Shakspeare's Birth-day

257 314, 347, 362, 376, 390, 406. Also, App. 19, 23, 33, 43.

Spring

259

Sabbath-Evening Walk

344 ADVERTISEMENTS, 88, 130, 272,--also App. p. 1, et seq.

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AND THE

A DIALOGUE.

be, there is dignity and power in them. Many meanings

lurk in the depths of your expressive eyes, and on your New-Year's Day

ample forehead a phrenologist would gaze with rapture; for he would there discover organ towering above organ,

like Pelion heaped on Ossa. Edinburgh Literary Journal.

New-YEAR's-Dar (blushing.) Indeed, indeed, you compliment my personal appearance more than it deserves.

Edin. Lit. Jour. Not a jot; and you will not long New Year's Day. Ah! my dear Journal, I was sure have mingled in society, before that ingenuous blush at that you would receive me with a smiling face. There the sound of your own praises will cease to mantle on are many persons who look suspiciously on me, and your cheek. when I offer to shake hands with them, they hold out New-Year's-Day. Pardon me, but I hope not. I am the tips of their forefingers in a way so cold and repul- resolved to avoid, if possible, the contamination arising sive, that they wound my feelings deeply; for I have from the indulgence in the fashionable vices of the day; feelings, however little I may look like it.

and I have thus early visited you, of whom I had often Edin. Lit. JOUR. “The cold in clime are cold in heard even in my seclusion, to request, that in all matters blood;" but we are not so. We were so intimately ac connected with morals, and the attendant handmaids of quainted with your elder brother, 1830, that we should | Virtue --Literature, Science, and the Arts, you will act consider ourselves acting very strangely indeed, were we as my Mentor, my adviser, my guide. I know of no one to refuse to acknowledge any member of his family. in whose judgment I place greater confidence, or to whose Poor 1830! he was one of the best fellows we ever opinions I shall ever be disposed to listen with greater knew,--passionate, to be sure, and with an immense deference. The nucleus, as you are, that draws towards bump of destructiveness, as witness several dynasties one common centre a host of the most eminent persons whicla he broke up, as a child breaks up its toys; but in that Scotland and England can produce, your society must bis domestic and social moods, and with his own friends always be valuable, your conversation always varied and -and we held one of the first places in his regard—he delightful. was full of gentle feelings, pleasant fancies, and quaint Edin. Lit. Jotr. Pleased as we are with the devices.

favourable sentiments you entertain for us, it would New-YEAR'S DAY (much affected, and pulling out a be folly to affect to deny, that we certainly enjoy cambric handkerchief.) Your praise of my brother touches opportunities of bringing together as pleasant literary me the more that I never saw him. Hewent forth into the assemblies as are to be met with anywhere. It was but a world before I remember any thing, and, until his recent short time before your brother's death, on last Christmas death, my relations insisted on my living a very retired Day, that we took occasion to ask a few friends to meet and solitary life. One word of praise from you is worth with him, and he declared when be left us, which was a thousand homilies.

not tilla very late hour, that he had never enjoyed so admi. Edit. Lit. Jour. We are certainly not much given rable a party before. And no wonder, for among the to flatter; and when we say that we and 1830 enjoyed ladies we had Mrs S. C. Hall, with her warm heart many a delightful day together, you may believe that we and pleasant humour, ever fresh and new; Miss Landon, are sincere. It was at the period when he was in the with her deep feeling and beautiful fancy; the authoresses summer of his life that our friendship was drawn together of the “ Odd Volume,” with their lively and natural by the closest links. Many a time and oft did we spend imaginations; and though last not least, Gertrude, with long hours together among the woods and streams; and her fine genius, every day springing out into riper luxuto some of these hours we look back with emotions that riance ;—then among the men, we had the Ettrick can never be altogether obliterated from our heart. It Shepherd-the only Ettrick Shepherd in the world ; is, indeed, melancholy to think that they should have fled Allan Cunningham, one of the most universally esteemed so fast, and that he to whom we were mainly indebted of all the Scottish writers of the day; Tennant, the bard for their enjoyment, should now lie buried in the tomb of of “ Anster Fair,” in his own departments of classical all the Capulets. Peace to his ashes ! It is possible that literature and grotesque Scottish humour unequalled; Sir we may never look upon his like again.

John Sinclair, the venerable baronet who has done more New Year's Day (wiping his eyes.) It is needless to for statistics and agriculture—two of the most important indulge in unavailing grief. I am a scion of a noble and subjects to which the intellect can be directed-than all an ancient house ; and the more my predecessors have his contemporaries put together; Malcolm, the poet-soldistinguished themselves, the more does it become me to dier, he who has dreamt fair dreams upon the tented fields exert myself also.

of Spain ; Macdonald, the poet-sculptor, who carves out Edix. Lit. Joue. You say right; and if, as Lord of marble, thoughts that would be but dimly seen through Chesterfield bas remarked, a pleasant countenance be as the haze of words ; Knowles, with his original and engood as a letter of introduction, we are happy to inform thusiastic mind; Carne, and Chambers, and S. C. Hall, you that yours has prepossessed us in your favour. and Kennedy, and Thomson, and Weir, and AtkinsonThough your features have still somewhat of a boyish all good men and true; we had these, and how could they book, and are not yet quite so fully developed as they wili ), fail to make the hours fly past on wings of enchantment?

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New-YEAR'S-Day. Would that I too had been with His hair was white, and solemn bis embrace ; you on Christmas! but my hard fates prevented me. I met his mother, but some heavy woe When shall I ever behold such a party as that which you Had bow'd her stately age_its cause I did not know. have described ! Edin. Lit. Jour. This very day.

The house was silent, and no more the same New-Year's-Day. How! Is it possible!

As it had been in happy seasons fled ; Edin. Lit. Jour. We were determined that on your I saw that change was there, but whence it came first visit to us you should have a specimen of the society I wist not, until solemnly she said, which our dear deceased 1830 loved so much ; and, if “ Dost thou not know our son is with the dead ? we have not formed very erroneous conclusions, you also Like thee he long'd for each famed foreign shore; will become no less attached to it.

Like thee he left his father's house, and sped * New-YEAR's-Day. You overwhelm me with joy. Shall To old renowned lands_alas ! no more I be introduced to all the persons you have mentioned ? To bless us with his sight, and his home's light restore !

Edin. Lit. Jour. To many of them, and also to some others, no less interesting, whose presence will give a new “ Strange was it-in his vigorous, youthful might, feature to our entertainment to-day, and will show you And in the pleasant land of Italy, that our resources are nearly as inexhaustible as they are A swift decay came o'er him, and bis light valuable. We may indeed as well take this opportunity Of life was quench'd in such short space, that we, of telling you, that, in anticipation of your coming, and Though journeying with what anxious hasie might be, in consideration of the friendly footing on which we have Saw nought of him but his untimely grave! always been with the other members of your family, we

He lies beneath a stately cypress tree, have made arrangements by which we shall secure for

Within the sound of the great ocean's wave, you, during the whole period of your existence, a weekly And amid records old of the renown'd and brave. treat of a similar kind to that which you shall this day

“0, desolate the home from which the pride, receive,--similar, yet continually varied, and as far removed as can be from the dulness of monotony.

The joy, and beauty thus have pass'd away! New-YEAR's-Day. My gratitude knows no bounds.

And many marvell’d that we should abide

Within its walls, to mournful thoughts a prey ; Much as I was prepared to love you, I find that the

But it was not for us to lightly lay reality far exceeds my expectations. There can be only one such being in the world.

Our sorrow by, as aught of little worth ; Edin. Lit. Jour. There is only one. But our friends

God sent the trial,—and here, day by day, have already assembled ; let us join them.

Within our son's dear home and place of birth, New-Year's Day. Where shall we find them?

We wait all future change, with loosen'd hold on earth!" Edin. Lit. Jour. Behold! Enter! The Edinburgh LITERARY JOURNAL points to No. 19, Waterloo Place ; New-Year's-Day eagerly,

A LAST LOOK.
but with an expression of reverence, rushes in. The By J. S. Memes, LL.D. Author of the Life of
scene closes.

Canova,” &c.
O ciechi, il tanto affaticar che giova?

Tutti tornate alla gran madre antica,
DOMESTIC SORROW.

E il vostro nome appena si ritrova.
By Mary Howitt.

It was evening :-such a day-close as sinks to rest on I saw his home ere it had seen a change,

the bosom of fair Italy. A lonely traveller had gained

a summit of the everlasting adamant which girdles this I knew the haunts in which his youth was spent ; For, o'er the hills, and through the greenwood's range,

country of the soul this garden of the world. He had

sojourned for a space amid its intellectual treasures-its I, in my happy childbood, with him went.

all but holy reminiscences; and the steps of his pilgrimAll eyes on him, as on a star, were bent,

age were now homewards to his own loved northern And his glad spirit cast a light around,

land. A few paces even beyond that overhanging rock, For, like a winged joy, his spirit sent

and the scene will shut from his sight for ever. He Gladness to all, and even men renown'd

turned to look again, as men do at what they love, and Sought him, nor friends would meet when he was absent

yet must leave. found.

From his resting-place on an Alpine cliff, Italy lay His father show'd the trees that he had set,

far as eye could reach, around and beneath, bathed in the

splendour of her own indescribable sunset, Deeming his very hand had bless'd the earth; And when at eve the friendly circle met,

“ Lost and obscured in food of golden light.” Kind, genial spirits, round a social hearth,

It was an hour and place wherein might seem exposed Stern age grew warm before his cordial mirth; the whole wealth of Nature's tranquil beauty and magAnd his proud mother, proud she well might be ! pificence. At band was grandeur of the sternest characDid bless the happy hour that gave him birth; ter; but radiance and shade— foliage, form, and hue, and

And his deep love, and wit like lightning free, distance, like hope mid the harsh realities of life, bad Tamed proud hearts to his will, clasp'd kind ones modulated into harmony the stupendous elements of the tenderly.

Not a sound, save at intervals, as the breathing

air came gratefully over the sense, the booming of the For foreign travel I had left my home;

secret waterfall, struck faintly on the ear, recalling the And home returning, after three years' space,

remote fountain of some classic stream of yore. With ardent hopes of pleasant days to come,

-such as Claude delights to paint-of intensest sweetest Longing to hear his words and see his face,

blue overhead, fell upon the distance and midland in a I sought, in eager love, my native place.

shower of amber light. Amid the transparent glow, as I met his father, but his step was slow,

if pencilled in gold, was traced the far-off Apennines ;

nearer, the champaign Lombardy showed, on its purpled We have much pleasure in adding to the list of our contributors, one of whose genius we have more than once taken occasion to speak

expanse, with the praise due to it. The above beautiful poem was transmitted “ Like lines and hues on ocean's breast at eve," to us by the authoress, with a politeness the more valued that it was nalooked for and unasked.

city and forest-plain and winding stream ;-nearer still,

scene.

A sky

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