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252 Literary Intelligence.- Antiquarian Researches. [March, marble statue of Eve at the Fountain (by that the receipts had diminished to the Bailey). These form altogether a very in amount of 6001, and that the number of teresting display of ancient and modern students was vuly 510. It was announced sculpture. The fine Bust (by Bailey) of that the warden had voluntarily given up the late Sir T. Lawrence has been placed in 2001 of his salary. In the course of the a conspicuous situation.
proceedings, Mr. Warburton said, that the
receipts for the students were at present Asiatic Society of Calcutta.
35001, and unless an increase to the annount At a meeting of the Society, on the 5th
of 15001. took place, there would be a deof May last, extracts from Mr. Gerard's ficiency to that extent. letters, relative to the fossil shells collected The subject for the prize essay, to be by him in his late tour over the snowy written for by the students of English law, mountains of the Thibet frontier, were read. is— The illustrations which the history, The loftiest altitude at which he picked up opinions, and manners of the country, prior some of them, was on the crest of a pass to the reign of George I. receive from the elevated 17,000 feet ; and here also were statutes of the realm." fragments of rocks, bearing the impression of shells, which must have been detached AssociatiON FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT from the contiguous peaks rising far above
OF LITERATURE. the elevated level. Generally, however, the March 15. A meeting of the founders, rocks formed of these shells are at an alci patrons, and members, met at the British titude of 16,000 feet, and one cliff was a' Coffee-house, Cock-pur-street, to elect vffimile in perpendicular height above the cers, &c. It appeared that the society innearest level. Mr. Gerard farther states,
r. werard farther states, tend tu raise a fuud of 10,000l. for the pur“ Just before crossing the boundary of pose of publishing works of merit, where Ludak into Bussalier, I was exceedingly gra authors and publishers cannot agree; to adtited by the discovery of a bed of fossil
vance money in some cases to authors in oysters, clinging to the rocks as if they had
progress of their labours ; and to allow them been alive."
a per-centage on the sale of their works. A London UNIVERSITY.
committee was appointed, including the Feb. 94. A meeting of the Proprietors Duke of Somerset, Earl Dudley, and Sir of the London University was held, when Gore Ouseley. Sir T. Gates and T. Campthe annual report was read. It appeared bell, Esq. were named secretaries.
SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES.
sented an arranged drawing of some tiles of Peb. 24. Hudson Guruey, esq. V. P. terra cotta, found in May 1830, in dig- The Rev. John William Mackie, F.R.S. ging for the formation of a cellar, under the Student of Christ Church, exhibited a brass house No. 11, on the south side of Clerkenplate, brought from Tours, containing an well Green. They were of three or four inscription, which records the dedication of ornamental patterns, and are supposed to a chapel to St. Eloy in 1446. It is sup- have been the pavement of some of the buildposed to have been formerly attached to the ings belonging to the Priory of St. John. door of the chapel; the letters are very ele- The Chevalier Bronsted, of Copenhagen, gantly cut in relief, some of them baving exbibited two bronzes, of the very best times Rowery terminations, slight varieties occur- of Greek art, found in Magda Græcia, on ring in each line.
the spot where Pyrrhus fought his first batA letter was read from Robert Smirke, tle with the Romans, and where Plutarch esq. F.S.A. being a defence of his projected records that some fine arms were found in removal of the Screen at York Minster, and his time. Their designs were similar, a hero a reply to some points of Mr. Gage's letter, subduing an amazon; and had evidently been noticed in p. 163.
gilt. It was observed that Pyrrhus, in the Miss Waddilove, daughter of the late contest alluded co, is related to have worn Dean of Ripon, presented a collection of golden or gilt armour, and that he was on drawings and prints, formed by her father that account so conspicuous, that during when chaplain to the embassy in Spain, and the battle he changed it; which makes it chiefly relating to the palace of Alhambra, possible that these fine relics of the arts of particularly copies of the inscriptions, co Greece might have been part of his armour. joured and gilt after the originals.
The fifth letter of the Rev. Johu Skinner, March 3. Wm. Hamilton, esq. V.P. F.S.A. ou Camelodunum, concluded the
Edward Nelson Alexander, esq. of Hali- readings of the evening. fax, solicitor, (from whom a History of that Mr. Britton exhibited some more of his town is expected,) was elected a Fellow. Jarge drawings, –Brixworth church and the · Alfred Bartholomew, esq. architect, pre Jury Wall, Leicester ; Beverley Minster,
Malmesbury abbey, and Warwick castle.
253 March 10. Thomas Amyot, esq. Trea- Council, it was resolved that it appears surer, in the chair.
highly desirable that this measure be underCharles William Packe, esq. exbibited a taken by the Society of Antiquaries ; but, as large square glass vase, fourteen inches high its funds are inadequate to defray the whole and six wide, which with four cups of red expense without interfering with its other Samian ware was lately found in a stone publications, on the ordinary terms of dischest at Harpenden, five miles from St. Als tribution among its members, it appears exban's. The form of the vase, and the posi- pedient that copies of the intended publication of its handle, is similar to that found tions be sold to the Fellows of the Society at Lincoln, engraved in the Archæologia, at half price, and that an adequate price be vol. XII. pl. xiii. fig. 3 ; and to that found fixed on copies for general sale, ty which it near Avisford Place in Sussex, engraved is expected that a great proportion of the (with the other curious contents of the expense will be reimbursed to the Society." chest, remaining as originally deposited) in This resolution was carried by a majority of Dallaway's Rape of Arundel, p. 367.
31 to 8. The following are the reflections William Knight, esq. F.S.A. exhibited on this subject, circulated by the promoters some Roman coin-moulds (one with a very of the undertaking: sharply impressed coin in it) found at Ling- “While in France, Germany, Denmark, well Gate, near Wakefield. Former disco- and Sweden, much has been done of late for veries of the same articles at that spot have the cultivation of ancient native literature, been noticed in the 24th volume of the it has been a source of mortification to the Philosophical Transactions ; and there is an English antiquary and philologist, that in essay on the subject in the 14th volume of this country few have been the steps taken, Archäologia. They were likewise noticed during the last century, towards communiin the Archæologia, vol. xvii. p. 333, vol. cating to the world the literary treasures xix. p. 412 ; and in our vol. xcix. ii. pp. 32, preserved among us, from the times of our 380.' Indeed they appear to have been at Saxon and Anglo-Norman forefathers. all times found in such abundance, that there Though Somner, Hickes, Wanley, and Lye is great reason to suppose that this was a have, by their learning and unwearied inprincipal mint of the Romans in Britain. dustry, been as lights in our path to this
The reading of Mr. Skinner's letters on interesting department of English literature, Camelodunum was afterwards continued; it is a lamentable fact, that they have shone and the chairman chen announced that the more for strangers thap for ourselves; and gentlemen appointed Auditors for the pre- that foreign scholars, profiting by the knowsent year were, Sir Alexander Johnstone, ledge which they derived from the works Gally Knight, esq. Sir Thomas Phillipps, of those indefatigable philologists, and Bart., and Robert Smirke, jup. esq.
prompted by a zeal as laudable as it was March 17. Mr. Amyot in the chair. powerless in reviving a kindred spirit in Eng
Henry Ellis, esq. Sec.exhibited casts of the laod, have given to the world some of the seal of Waleran Comte de Meulan, on one most interesting monuments of Englishside of which he is styled COMITIS MELLENTI, Saxon literature. Of these, the first both and on the other comitis WIGORNIE. As in time and in talent was Francis Junius, there is no record of his creation to the who gave the only edition yet published of earldorn of Worcester, it is conjectured that Cædmon, the Milton of our Saxon forehe assumed that title without the royal au fathers; and it is to Thorkelin, who was thority, as he certainly maintained the castle sent hither by some zealous patrons of of Worcester in defiance of king Stephen. Gothic learning in Denmark, for the purThis seal was engraved in Nichols's Leices pose of transcribing the poem of Browulf, tershire, vol. 1. pl. xi.
ihat the literary world is indebted for its acWilliam Knight, esq. F.S.A. resident ar quaintance with that extraordinary producchitect at the London Bridge Works, ex- tion. More recently, Mr. Schlichtergroll hibited an interesting drawing, representing' was sent from Germany to transcribe the in one view the old and new bridges in their Coltonian Harmonia Evangelica, (long ago present state.
made known to the world by Hickes,) comWilliam Walton, esq. Attorney-general of monly called Canute's Book, the text of the Duchy of Lancaster, communicated the which, as various readings to the Bamberg accounts of a Bailiff of the Savoy in 16 and MS., has just been published by Professor 17 Richard II., showing the prices of build- Schmeller at Munich. These consideraing materials, wages, &c. at that period, tions have led to the idea of printing, from when the palace was in the course of repair the MSS, in our public libraries, all works from the devastation committed by Wat Tye in Anglo-Saxon and early English which ler's mob.
may be deemed worthy of publication; as The following resolution of the Council, well as to reprint such as have been unsawhich had been read at three meetings, was tisfactorily ediced, or are become exceedsubmitted to a ballot : “ A proposal for the ingly rare. It is proposed to publish Three publication of Anglo-Saxon and early Eng. Volumes annually, in large octavo ; each lish writers having been submitted to the work to be accompanied by a preface, noles, 254
Antiquarian Researches.- Select Poetry. [March, and, where needful, with a translation and a materials for a body of philological illustraglossary. The Works intended for imme. tions, to be published in a separate volume." diate publication are, “Cue Simon's Para- March 24. Henry Hallam, Esq. V.P. in phrase from the Junian MS." to be edited the chair. Charles Ókill, of Bootle in Lanby B. Thorpe, Esq. Honorary Member of cashire, esq.; Philip Joha Salomons, esq., the Icelandic Literary Society of Copenha- of York Gate; the Rev. Richard Rawlins, gen, and Translator from the Danish of Pro- of Repton; Benjamin Thorpe, esq. Hoo. fessor Rask's Anglo-Saxon Grammar; con- Member of the Icelandic Literary Society of jointly with R. Taylor, Esq. F.S.A. It is Copenhagen, translator of Rask's Grammar proposed to have accurate engravings made of the Anglo-Saxon congue ; and Francis on wood of the drawings of this MS., which Cholmeley, of Brandsby in Yorkshire, esq., are highly valuable, as illustrative of the were elected Fellows. age of the MS., the state of the arts, man Fred. Madden, esq. F.S.A. exhibited the ners, customs, &c.
matrix of the seal of the Priory of SouthThe Metrical Chronicle of Britain, by wick in Hampshire. Besides the usual two Layamon; from the Cott. MSS. Calig. A. sides, it has a centre leaf of brass engraved ix. and Otho C. xiii; to be edited by F. on both surfaces. Four impressions are thus Madden, Esq. F.S.A. M.R.S.L. and Assist- produced, on each side two pieces of wax ; ant Keeper of MSS. in the British Museum. from both these impressions parts are to be
from both these impressions na The Ormulum ; from the Junian MS. in broken out, forming the doors and windows the Bodleian Library; to be edited by Ric of the churches represented in the desiges ; chard Price, Esq. of Bristol, Editor of War- and in the apertures so formed, on the two ton's History of English Poetry.
parts being attached, appear figures and These to be succeeded by,
heads, stationed as it were within the buildBeowulf. This is nearly ready for the ing. The effect of this ingenious contriva press ; Thorkelin's edition having been twice ance, united to the excellence of the workcollated with the Cott. MS. Vitell. A. ix. manship, is very pleasing ; the only other
The whole of the Exeter MS. (See Co- seal which Mr. Madden has found to resemble nybeare's Illust. of Anglo-Saxon Poetry.) it in structure is that of Christ Church, Can
The Romance of Apollonius of Tyre; cerbury (an impression of which, but withfrom the MS. at Ben'et College. (See Wan- out this peculiarity being known, was enley, p. 146.
graved in the Vetusta Monumenta). Their Ælfric's Grammar and Glossary
age is the same, the latter end of the thirThe Gospels, in the following ancient teenth century. The Southwick seal is Versions, in parallel columns. 1. The pure circular, about three inches in diameter. It A.S. text, from the edition of Marshall and may certainly be considered one of the greatJunius, collated with the existing MSS. 2. est curiosities of its kind now in existence. The Dano-Saxon or Northumbrian Gloss, The first portion was read of an essay by from the celebrated Cott. MS. Nero D. iv. the Rev. Henry Montagu Grover, on Classical 3. The Rushworthian Gloss, from the Bod- Chronology; tending to elucidate the dates leian MS.
of some events in the early history of Greece "It is intended to invite the communication and Italy, prior to the Cretan invasion and of any notes or observatious which may be the Tyrrhene settlement. suggested by an examination of the Works The Society then adjourned over the as they appear, with a view to their furnishing Easter recess to the 14th of April.
THE SOLDIER'S BRIDE.
A Ballad by John Mayne. Of darkest, deepest, deadliest sorrow, While all around a spring shall bloom, frow. "HO!-who comes there?" the sentry
cried, That brightness from joy's sun doth bor
When, full of woman's fears, 'Twill come, like blighting at the root
“ Love brings me here !" a voice replied, Of some young hudding flower of May,
Scarce audible with tears ! Stopping of pleasure's sap the shoot,
“ O! love is not the pass-word here, Shearing its tenderest bloom away.
“ And, for my very soul, Then all the past joys of our life,
“I dare not let you pass, my dear, The friendship that was pure, yet vanishid,
“ Without you give parole !" The love that sunk in passion's strife,
The sweet bright hopes for ever bapish'd, “ Sir, I have come,” she said, “ this night, All, all that pleased on “ life's dull stream,"
“ Twice twenty miles and more, Each zephyr's sigh, each summer gleam,
" To see before to morrow's fight In dark confusion heavily roll
“ The bero I adore !” Upon the lightness of the soul.
Sooth'd with her supplicating tone,
H.P. “ Pass on," the sentry sigh'd;
255 And fondly hop'd that such a one
STANZAS TO A FRIEND. Might be his future bride!
YES, generous friend, the thought of thee From post to post, she won her way,
Oft prompts the unforbidden prayer, Through sentinels and spears ;
Though friendship our sole band must be, And, ready for the coming fray,
A dearer tie may be thy share.. The glittering camp appears !
A heart like thine, as warm and true, She found her lover's teat at last,
A mind as candid and serene, And sunk into his arms ;
Thine onward path with flowers may strew, But, soon, the Warder blew the blast
To sooth and cheer life's varied scene. Which tells of war's alarms !
As on the clouds that darkest lour, The foe canie on like fiends unchain'd; Heaven's promise paints the brightest dyes, The battle then began ;
So oft from sorrow's heavy hour And though our troops the ramparts gain'd, New hopes and fairer days arise. Their blood in torrents ran!
No longer thus self-tortured dwell O! many were the gallant names
On by-gone days and vanished dreams ; Ennobled in that fight;
Awake! 'tis time to break the spell, And mavy were the widow'd dames
And raise thy soul to pobler themes. Who mourn'd forlorn at night!
Faith, hope, and love, in weal or woe, But, constant as the turtle-dove,
Can shed o'er life a light divine ; The soldier's new-made bride,
And oh! 'twere happiness to know Clung closely to her dying love,
Their calm, their pure delights were thine. And perish'd by his side !
THE WITCHCRAFT OF EYES. Dedicated to the Lancashire Wilches; by the author of “ Scotland's Blue-Eyed Fair."
LET Scott tell of witchcraft, of demons, and imps,
Delighting at midnight poor mortals to blight;
Throws o'er us a radiance as fatal as bright.
In them the true magic of witchery lies ;
No witchcraft I fear save the Witchcraft of Eyes !
I have mournfully gazed on the dark Kelpie's flow it
Her bark on the billows a water-witch row.
With sweet syren voices our hearts to surprise ;
The witchcraft I fear is the Witchcraft of Eyes !
Bright visions have beam'd on my soul as I've slept,
Bright visions of beauty too brilliant to last;
But the mantle of cloudland around them was cast.
The danger I dread in reality lies;
No witchcraft I fear save the Witchcraft of Eyes !
* The Lune or Lon; the river on the banks of which stands the city of Lancaster, + The “ Kelpie's flow"
He shall stable his steed in the Kelpie's flow,
And his name shall be lust for evermoeis alluded to by Scott in his Bride of Lammermoor ; in our southrou tongue the “ Quicksaud of the Water Witch."
PROCEEDINGS IN PARLIAMENT.
House of Lords, Feb. 22. before the House the first of his three bills, The Lord Chancellor brought forward a which was read the first time. mution respecting the COURT OF CHANCERY, and its Jurisdiction in Bankruptcy cases. In the HOUSE OF COMMONS, the same His Lordship dwelt at great length on the day, Lord Howick moved for leave to bring abuses of the Court, and on the general in a bill for the purpose of facilitating settlecharacter of the remedies which he intended meats by voluntary EMIGRATION to tis Mato provide. He said he contemplaterl, first, jesty's foreign possessions. To supply the a change in the constitucion of the Court; means, his bill would empower parishes to secondly, to keep apart the administrative mortgage their rates, for a term pot exceedJudges and the judicial functionaries ; and ing ten years, with the consent of twothirdly, to substitute viva voce evidence, thirds of the rate-payers. It would be a where practicable, for depositions. One provision of the bill, that the emigrant thus distinguishing feature of his plans would provided for should not be permitted to rebe, the payment of Judges, Masters, and turu to this country, so as to be again liable their dependents by salaries, instead of fees. to be thrown for support on the poor rates, The evils of fees he considered as almost in -Several Members condemned the scheme di scribable, especially as far as dependents of mortgaging the poor-rates, and consiwere concerned. The fees to Masters and dered the provision that those who should others, and particularly fees and “ gratui emigrate inder this plan should forfeit all ties” to the Masters' clerks (which the pub- claim to future parochial relief, as an imlic called “ bribes "), his Lordship proposed practicable measure.-- Leave was eventually wholly to abolish. In speaking of the abuses given to bring in the bill. in the Masters' offices, his Lordship medtioned, that as much as filly pounds“ gra
HOUSE OF LORDS, Feb. 25. tuity" had been given to a clerk for a re- The Lord Chancellor introduced the seport, where the usual fees did not exceed 71. cond of the bills for the better administraHis Lordship said, that his plan also em- tion of justice in the CHANCERY JUDICATURE. braced reform of the practice in lunatic This bill related to cases of Bankruptcy, and cases ; amongst other improvements he pro all he should now ask of their Lordships was posed to provide, that questions respecting to permit him to lay it upon the table.the soundness of an individual's mind should Lord Lyndhurst, at great length, took a rebe tried before the Judges and a jury in view of the whole series of ineasures proWestminster Hall, and not by a coinmis- posed by the noble Lord, showing that all sion. Another reform was the extinction of the leading points he (Lord Lyndhurst) had the fourteen lists of Bankrupt Commission- himself introduced to Parliament in a bill ers, and the providing in their stead ten which was thrown out chiefly by the exerJudges, consisting of une Chief Judge, who tions of the present Lord on the woolsack. should preside over the whole, three senior and six junior Judges. Cases to be heard House of COMMONS, Feb. 28. before them sitting in banco, or before the n a committee of the House, Lord AlChief Judge (or president) and juries; a thorp moved that the Excise Duties and power of appeal to lie to the Lord Chapcel- Drawbacks upon Printed Cottons should lor on points of law alone. The noble Lord cease and determine. His Lordship said described the abuses of the country commis. that he intended to take off che ad valorem sions as very flagrant; he should make some duty of six per cent. on the importation of alterations in the mode of appointing the the raw cotton, which was equal to threecommissioners; and if the plan he bad pro- eighths of a penny on the lb. and to impose posed should succeed, some of the Judges in a duty of five-eighths of a penny on the lb., bankruptcy might go circuits at fixed pe- and to allow the drawback on printed cotriods. By separating the bankruptcy busi- top for three months. The motion was ness from the Court of Chancery, he calcu- agreed to. lated that the Lord Chancellor's annual in March 1.-Lord John Russell brought come would be diminished between 70001. forward the important measure of Parliaand 80001., and he would lose the patronage MENTARY REFORM. After some introducof 70 offices. There would also be a reduc tory observations, on the policy and expetion of fees receivable by individuals froin diency of effecting a Reform in the Represuitors, &c. to the amount of 78,000l, a sentation of the House of Commons, the noyear. The noble Lord concluded by laying ble Lord proceeded to explain the nature of