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little baskets, and very dear. They have such occasions. On one of their visits | trust that, added to our general intelli. brown sugar of their own, but it is very to the bunyo, or governor of the city of gence from other sources, in Germany, dirty, dark-coloured, and by no means Matsmai, 'their escort also left their France, Italy, and the northern counsweet. They seldom drink sugar with their tea; but prefer eating it by itself. They swords and daggers at the door of the tries of Europe, we shall thus be enusually take a spoonful in one hand, inner court. The bunyo on entering abled to supply our readers with as and eat it like little children. When we was preceded by a person

ample accounts of contemporary foreign offered our guards any of the sugar which “In an ordinary dress, who came for- literature as their curiosity or taste had been offered to us in presents, they ward, kneeled down, placed the palms of require. always refused it with awkward reverences; his hands on the floor, and bowed his head. but no sooner did we fall asleep, than they The bunyo was in a common black dress, ate it all up by stealth.

NOVEMBER, 1817. on the sleeves of which, as is the custom “The Japanese, instead of pocket- with all the Japanese, his armorial bearings Art. I. Lord Holland's Lives and Writings handkerchiefs, make use of pieces of paper. were embroidered; he had a dagger at his

of Lopez de Vega, and Guillende Castro, The richer class make use of a very fine girdle, and his sabre was carried by one of

reviewed by M. Raynouard. kind of paper; the poor, on the contrary, his suite ; he held the weapon near the

(First Extract.) use very coarse." [Our prisoners wrote on extremity with the handle upward; but a Lopez de Vega enjoyed during his life the pocket-handkerchiefs which were given cloth was wrapped round the part whieh he such a great and extensive reputation, that them.)

grasped, to prevent his naked hand from he cannot be compared in this respect with “ The Japanese neither make use of coming in contact with it.

any modern author. Yet notwithstanding spoons nor forks, but eat their victuals with

“ Playing at cards and draughts are very the enthusiastic admiration felt for him two slender reeds. Food of a fluid nature common amusements among the Japanese. and his works by the Spaniards, they have they sip out of the dish, as we do tea. They are fond of playing for money, and not handed down to us those details which

• The fruits, such as apples, common will stake their last piece upon a game. are so precious in the eyes of succeeding pears, and bergamots, were not yet per- They were taught to play at cards by the generations ; who, while enjoying the fectly ripe (in August we believe); but Dutch sailors, who were allowed free inter- works of a great author, are eager to be they suited the taste of the Japanese, who course with the inhabitants, and in Nanga- informed respecting his private life and are extremely fond of acids. In the yard sak were permitted to visit taverns, and character. Perhaps the enthusiasm of his of our house (at Tatsmai) there was a peach women of a certain character; who in contemporaries led them to imagine that it tree loaded with fruit, but they plucked all Japan carry on their trade of prostitution was neither necessary nor possible to add the peaches before they were ripe, and ate under the protection of the laws. The to the esteem of the public by such details. them, occasionally giving us some. We cards were at first known to the Japanese The greater part of his works has never could eat them only when they were baked; by their European names, and there were been printed, and what has been printed but the Japanese devoured them with a fifty-two in a pack. Owing, however, to has never been united in a complete colvoracious appetite, either raw or baked. the pecuniary losses, and fatal disputes to lection. It was not till 1776 that the

“ The Japanese have no looking-glasses. which card-playing gave rise, that amuse- Spaniards proposed to publish by subscripTheir metal mirrors are, however, so ex- ment was strictly prohibited in Japan. Intion a collection of the select works of quisitely polished, that they are scarcely order to evade the law, the Japanese in- Lopez in 21 volumes in 4to. and these do inferior to the finest glass.”

vented a pack of forty-eight cards, which not contain his theatrical works. The “Wood is the only article used for build- are much smaller than ours, and which are editor had promised a biographical memoir, ing in Japan. The Japanese, however, generally used. Their game at draughts is and an historical and critical catalogue of declare that they can build with stone as extremely complicated and difficult. They the author's productions, but it seems that well as other nations; but they are prevented make use of a very large draughtboard and he has not redeemed his pledge. from so doing on account of the violent 400 men, which they move about in many A part of this debt of the Spanish nation earthquakes.”

different directions, and which are liable to has been paid by Lord Holland, in the first One of these happened while the be taken in various ways.”

part of the present work. The success of Russians were at Matsmai.

The Russian sailors taught them the the first edition, published some years ago, Their interiors are generally splendid, European game, which speedily be- has induced the author in this new edition, the large rooms being divided by screens came general.

to insert a similar essay on the Life and

Writings of Guillen de Castro. But as the of paper, or wood richly gilded, carved, We must here close our remarks for first part has been so long before the and adorned with landscapes, &c. like the present, reserving for our next British public, and M. Raynouard reserves the boxes and cabinets which are im- number the extracts which develope his remarks on the second part for another porteil into Europe. The floors of the the state of learning, the division of article, we shall be very brief. We cannot great are covered with finely wrought time, the punishments, the commerce, but observe with pleasure the justice which tapestry.

and the opinions of this retired and the French critic does to the noble author. The Japanese burn a fire on the hearth singular people.

He seems to think that Lord Holland has from morning till evening, both in winter

in two or three places not quite done justice and summer: men and women sit round

to Lopez. Though his Lordship calls the the fire and smoke tobacco. The kettles FOREIGN LITERATURE. “ Jerusalem Conquistada,” the weakest of are never off the fire, as tea is their common No publication is so well calculated least successful; yet, says M. R. this im

Lopez's works, and that which has been the beverage for quenching thirst ; if they have to afford an accurate view of the high-portant poem, which has gone through no tea, they drink warm water, but never taste cold ; even their sagi they like better est branches of Foreign Literature, as several editions, merited perhaps more dewarm than cold.

the Journal des Savans, and we now tails from the judicious writer, who emThey neither wear boots nor shoes, proceed to execute a purpose we an- ploys his talents to determine the title of but make, with, plaited straw or grass, nounced some time ago, of laying he Lopez to the esteem of posterity. kind of sandals.” fore the British public a careful analysis Lord H. of the tragedy of Estrella de

M. R. examines the extract given by These are taken off on entering the and notice of its contents. This plan Sevilla. But his lordship ought to have apartments of the higher ranks; as we shall continue from time to time, particularly noticed the genius which the were also the bonts of the prisoners on as the subject matter requires, and we poet has shewn in the scene between Sancho

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and Tabera, where the former, having been graphy, the Platonic philosophy and the cuted this great enterprise, it is lamentable insidiously led by the king to engage to

sects derived from it, and ecclesiastical an- to think that a plan so well conceived, and assassinate the latter, the brother of his tiquities and history, were the chief objects so admirably commenced, was never carried mistress Estrella, provokes Tabera to a of his meditations and researches. As a skil- into effect. It has since been partly exeduel, by contemptuously refusing the hand ful Hellenist, an elegant and pure Latinist, cuted by Hudson, but on a more limited of his sister, in order that in obeying the a profound theologian, and a connoisseur plan, and with inferior and less various king's order, he may act like a brave man, versed in the knowledge of the monuments knowledge than was shewn by the original and not a cowardly assassin.

of the arts, he might have acquired, in so projector. In our own timez, a learned This work, which tills up a chasm in the many various ways, a brilliant reputation. German, Mr. Bredor, resuming the labours literary history of Spain, (thus M. R. con. Yet the number of his publications does of Holstenius, whose letter he published, cludes) is distinguished by an ingenious not answer to the prodigious extent of his undertook to supply the deficiencies, and sagacity, a pure taste, opinions judiciously knowledge, nor does even the quality of correct the errors which Hudson left in his supported, and a concise and animated his works seem equal to the idea of the collection. But death interrupted Mr. narration. Lord Holland has done very merit ascribed to their author. Escept his Bredow's researches, and it is doubtful well what he intended to do; but the sub- Commentary on Stephen of Byzantium, whether the fruits of his Jabours can be ject which he has treated is capable of and his notes on Culvier's Italy, we have given to the public. great developement; and I think that hardly any performance of his but de- Similar sentiments of esteem and regret either he himself, or a writer of his abilities, tached pieces; which, though we always are excited by several other parts of the would compose a work more useful, and recognize in them the profound learning of correspondence with Peirese. The Platonic fully as interesting, by executing the task the author, cannot be considered as any philosophy appears to have been a princiwhich the Spanish editor had imposed upon thing more than the relaxations of his la- pal and favourite object of his researches. himself, that of giving a catalogue raisonné borious pen.

The 37th letter, addressed to Peirese, conof all the works of Lopez de Vega, which This want of proportion between the great tains much curious information on this have come down to us. The analysis of the variety of knowledge possessed by Holste- sulject, and concludes with au Index of different compositions, classified and exa- nins, and the small number of his works, Platonic Philosophers, copied, illustrated, mined in a systematic order,--the quotation which seems still more striking in a life and corrected with his own hand, of which of the finest passages,—the indication of the always employed in literary labours, and he proposed to give an ample and accurate principal imitations, distinct judgments, extended to a considerable length, (he died edition. In other letters, and particularly with the grounds of them, in every branch in 1661, aged 65,) is a problem which the in the 108th, (to Peirese) he gives an acof the merit of this celebrated writer, perusal of his letters will partly solve. We count of another work on which he was would be at once a most useful collection see him in the whole correspondence ge- engaged, and for which his situation furfor the literati of all countries, and a real nerally directing his studies to the three nished him with the most ample materials, monument to the glory of the Spanish principal subjects above mentioned, but namely, a body of Ecclesiastical Annals, author.

froquently digressing to innumberless other infinitely more exact and complete than Art. II. The Olympian Jupiter, &c. By objects unconnected with them: hurried, any that had yet been published, and en

M. Quatremere de Quincy. by the vivacity of his imagination, from one tirely composed of original authors. It is It being our intention to give a particular

work scarcely sketched out, to another of cvident from other letters, that his zeal in account of this splendid and important

a different kind; and forced, in short, by prosecuting tnis work continued to grow work, we pass it over here, and proceed to the almost infinite variety of his knowledge, more ardent as he procured new informa

and by the inexhaustible plasticity of his tion. The loss of so many materials, colArt. III. L. Holstenii Epistolæ ad diversos, character, to apply at the same time to dif- lected with such labour, is one of the most

quas ex editis et ineditis codicibus colle- ferent researches to satisfy his own curiosity severe which literature sustained by his git atque illustravit Jo. Fr. Boissonade, and that of his correspondents. What must death. &c. Paris 1817, 8vo.

have especially caused a great loss of time, We should willingly dwell longer on this Though Holstenius was one of the most was the looking for and collating MSS. both interesting collection, but we have said active and laborious of the literati of the for himself and to assist the labours of his enough to shew the importance of it; and 17th century, he is the one who has left friends; for which he spared neither time, as an additional inducernent to our learned the fewest monuments of his erudition and labour, nor expense. It may be observed, readers, who cannot be supposed to be unindustry. Being settled at Rome, amidst that this noble generosity of Holstenius, sa- acquainted with the labours of Holstenius, the literary treasures accumulated in that crificing every thing in the search for truth, we add, that though many of these letters capital of the world; honoured with the and neglecting the care of his own reputa- have appeared before, viz. those to the protection and friendship of Cardinal Bar- tion to promote the fame of his friends, celebrated Italian antiquarian Doni, (written herini, one of the greatest personages of was the peculiar characteristic of the men chiefly in Italian,) those to Nicolas Heinsius, that court and age; entrusted first by this of letters of that day; and that it is to their to Lambecius the author's nephew, tó cardinal with the care of his library, and in pure and disinterested zeal for the increase Meursius, and to P. Sirmond, yet the most the pontificate of Innocent X. placed at the of knowledge, that we perhaps owe the important part, that which bears the name head of the Vatican Library; connected by most useful improvements which have been of 'Peirese, is entirely new: Holstenius, the ties of friendship with all the learned made up to our time.

honoured with the friendship, and Joaded men in Europe, and particularly with the We cannot but regret that so many use- with the favours of that enlightened patron erudite and respectable Peirese; Holsteful enterprises, begun and prosecuted by of learning, seems to take pleasure in enternius possessed cvery advantage necessary him with so much application and ability, ing into the most familiar and minute deto acquire a great repntation in his life- are now lost to letters, and to the honour tails respecting his character, his labours, time, and to transmit his name with honour of his memory. In reading in the 10th and his projects of every kind. He freto posterity by his writing. In fact we see letter, addressed to Peirese, the sketch of quently takes occasion to illustrate facts him engaged at once in numerous works, a plan for the Collection of the Greek Geo- relative to the literary, political, and ecclewhich by the different turn of mind they graphers, the detail of the authors who siastical history of those times. require in those who apply to them, seem were to form a part of it, an account of the “ I cannot conclude this article,” says to exclude each other, or at least difficult notes and illustrations of every kind which M. Raoul Rochette, “without paying a just to he reconciled together. Almost the he proposed to add to it, we admire the tribute of acknowledgment to the vast eruwhole field of sacred and profane history profound erudition of the author; and dition and sound judgment displayed hy was open to him.

But three principal when we see in the following letters to the Mr. Boissonade in his notes to the letters studies, namely, ancient and modern geo- samc Peirese, with what ardour he prose- of Holstenius. Nothing that could tend to

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JOURNAL OF THE BELLES LETTRES. illustrate the text of his author has been the children of the virtuous poor man read In a Church-yard in Northumberland. neglected or omitted; and yet such is the on his tomb-stone the epitome of his worth ; cxquisite taste and the sane sobriety of |--and what a lesson would the offspring of The world has long since wearied me, learning, which has directed this part of his a different character receive, from the And now, my appointed task is done,

Parting it without enmity, stigmatized,” even in death! But enough work, that useful explanations alone have

I'll take my staff, and journey on. --more than enough from me on this subseemed necessary to him ; and his notes, full of facts, and always concisc, add butject. I subjoin a few Epitaphs, brought On u Tomb-stone in an Irish Country very little to the bulk of this edition. To to me hy some of the members of a youth

Church-yard. have their merit appreciated, it is sufficient ful group who were with me when your bur- A little Spirit slumbers here, to say that I have not found the accuracy lesques were read; and by whom, though Who to one heart was very dear. of M. Boissonade to fail in any particular, myself far advanced in my pilgrimage, I Oh! he was more than life or light, and that I have nerer been stopped on any love to be surrounded. « Let us collect Its thought by day-its dream by night!

The chill winds came—the young flower faded, poiut, in the reading of Holstenius, at least a paper of Epitaphs,” I said to them, to

And died;—the grave its sweetness shaded. shew that this order of writing is not withby the fault of his editor.”

Fair Boy! thou should'st have wept for me,
out its beauty. But I have already in-

Nor I have had to mouri o'er thee :
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. truded too long : however, there is always

:

Yet not long shall this sorrowing be.--
allowance to be made for the garrulity of Those roses I have planted round,
EPITAPHS.

As Old Womax. To deck thy dear sad sacred ground,
To the Editor of the Literary Gazette.

Epitaph from the Greek.

When spring-gales next those roses wave,
Sir,-In one of your late very entertain. Pillars of death! carv'd syrens' tearful uros!

They'll blush upon thy mother's grave. ing Nunbers, was a collection of burlesque In whose sad keeping my poor dust is laid,

Epitaph on Himself, Epitaphs, such as I have often grieved to To him that near my tomb his footsteps turns, BY THE CHEVALIER BOUFFLERS. sce disgracing our proininent church-yards. Rests in her bloom below; her Sire the name

Stranger or Greek, bid hail! and say, a maid ci git un Chevalier, qui sans cesse courut, This paper brought to iny recollection an

Qui, sur les grands chemins naquit, veeut, mourut. idea which has more than once occurred to and say her bosom friend Erinna came,

Of Myrtis gave ; her birth and lineage high :

Pour prouver ce qu'a dit le sage, me,-that a little volume of original and

Que notre vie est un voyage.

And on the marble graved her elegy. selected poetry of this class, would not be

TRANSLATION.

From the Modern Greek. uninteresting, and might serve to introduce

Here slumbers one, who rest till now ne'er tried; a better taste than that generally displayed

On a Tomb in the Island of Zante.

Born on the great road-there he lived and died, by the parish-clerk or stone-mason on these The Maid who in this grave is slecping,

More to prove the wisdom of the sage, occasions. I have always been fond of Has left her young companions weeping;

Who said that life was but a pilgrimage. risiting village burying-grounds. I acquir- And thoughts of her have plunged in sadness

From the French, in the Burying-ground ed this inclination before I can remember Hearts to whom they once gave gladness!

of Mont-Louis, in Paris.
how; but I do not forget how often in Lovely in form-in inind excelling-
youth have a few appropriate and tolerably A spirit pure in heavenly dwelling.

Mother-Sweet Mother, thou canst never know written lines, produced in my mind that She died and we again shall never

That yearly thus I deck thy mossy bed feeling, “ pleasing yet nournful,” whose See one like her—now lost for ever!

With the first roses of the Spring that blow, impression faded not with the last view of

From the Welsh.

And tears of fond affection shed. the sacred and simple dwelling of the The grave of a beautiful warrior, by whose hand Mother-sweet Mother, tho I knew thee not, rustic dead. How often have I seen the Fell many a combatant,

I feel that one I love is buried bere ; mirth of a giddy party, which was excited

Ere he became silent.

And tho' this grave by others is forgot,

Beneath this stone, by some stranger“ lame of a foot,” sud

To me it shall thro' life be dear-most dear. denly melted into tearfulness and sensi- Is in the vale of Cain.

Llachan, the son of Rhun, bility by an unadorued, unaffected sketch

LETTERS ON SWEDEN. of the short and simple annals of the To whom belongs the square grave,

From the same.

BY BARON BOURGOING.
poor!”—and for these emotions the heart with the four stately stones at its corners ?
is the better,—the heart which every cir- It is the tomb of Madoc-THE FIERCE KNIGHT.

To Sch*****
cumstance of life seems to harden-every

From the same. circumstance of death to ameliorate. À

180*.

Stockholm,
well epitaphed church-yard inight have no

He whose grave is on this cliff,
His hand was the foe of many;

APPARITIONS, &c.
small'influence on the mind of the neigh- His name shall sleep in peace.

It seems that the pretended working of bouring peasantry. The Burying-ground

Mercy be to him!

miracles, and the belief in that power, is is the lounge of the idlers—the rendezvous

of ancient date in Sweden. The first, and

From the French. of the lovers—the scene of the mellitations

On a Tomb-stone in Auvergne.

likewise very remarkable sign of it, is the of the thoughtful—and the assemblage

Marie was the only child of her mother,

vision of Charles XI. which is said to have place for the gossips of the village. It « And she was á widow."

revealed to him the melancholy fate of his would not be a difficult task to convert it Marie sleeps in this grave –

sixth successor ; whether an imposture into a species of rustic mental school. And the widow has now no child.

or not, it certainly long preceded the event Yet a step further :-Would not the church- Inscription on a Stone in the English Bury

forctold. I have read the Protocol in the yard be turned into a “biographical li

Swedish language, which was drawn up

ing-ground at Bourdeaur. brary” for the lower orders, were each de

under the reign of that king (who by no ceased's exact character to be engraven on There was a sweet and nameless grace, means passes for a visionary) respecting the stone which covers his virtues or vices? That wander'd o'er her lovely face ;

the remarkable apparition of which he is Might not a strong feeling of emulation be And from her pensive eye of blue,

said to have been a witness. After having excited ? This could be arranged by the Was magic in the glance which flew.

been for a long time known by a few perclergyman of the parish. We are none of

Her hair of soft and gloomy shade,

sons, this document, which is very singular

In richt luxuriance curling stray'd; us indifferent to the regards of posterity.

in its kind, caused a particular sensation

But when she spoke, or wben she sung,
Victory or Westminster Abbey ?" was the

at the commencement of the present go

Enchantment on her accents hung. battle-shout of one of our greatest herocs.

vernment. The young monarch, who was

inclined to melancholy ideas, thinking sion,” pervades all human minds, in a more Yet never-never slumber'd there

Where is she now ?-where all must be This “ love of fame”--this ** universal pas- Sunk in the grave's obscurity:

himself born under an unhappy constellaor less degree. With what pride would A mind more pure-- forin more fair! tion, has fancied that he saw in this vision

LETTER IX.

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water.

a prophecy, which he was destined to ful- certainly at this moment never thought to be mentioned with honour. He is a fil; and I know many here who share his any thing about the Hereditary Prince : native of Iceland, and has made himself uneasiness. My curiosity was excited by perhaps I pay no more regard to forebod- acquainted with the ancient Northern Mythis. I have got a copy of this Protocol, ings than you; but I would lay a wager thology by many years study. One of our on which I look as a document belonging that we shall soon lose the excellent Prince.'yonnger poets, J. M. Thiele, who enjoys to the history of Superstition ; and send it The Countess was alarmed. That the Count general esteem on account of his earlier you, that you may add it to your archives was not in jest was too visible.

poetical productions, has now published of human folly.

Both of them remained, while dinner - Specimens of Danish popular Traditions, I must still mention another vision, of a lasted, most silent; and, when they rose, with a Preface by Professor Nyerup.” In much more recent date. It happened mutually promised not to mention the sub- this first volume, there are several hundred during my stay in Sweden, and is much ject to any person whatever. Unhappily of such traditions, which the author colmore authentic than the other. At least, they were bound by this promise for only lected last summer, while he was in the as far as I could learn, the facts are beyond a very short time. Two days after, the country. The idea of these ancient traall doubt.

Hereditary Prince left Gripsholm for Ar- ditions, which still subsist among the peoYou know that the hereditary Prince of boga. The most experienced coachman ple, is new, and happily executed ; and it Baden, and his consort, with his eldest of the court drove him. It was slippery were to be wished that the author would son, and one of the Princesses, had paid on the road-the horses slide from the give a critical investigation of the origin of a visit to the Empress of Russia, and then ice—the coachman tries to raise them by each tradition. We have a natural phenopassed soine time with their royal children giving them the whip—they throw them- menon here ; namely, a girl 19 years of at Stockholm, where they were treated selves on the side--and the carriage is age, who weighs 400lbs. ller stature is with the kindest cordiality. The king and overturned into the ditch. This fall oc- in proportion, for she measures six feet. quien would wilingly have kept them casioned the unfortunate good Prince a fit She is a native of Oldenburgh, was relonger ; but the season was advancing, and of apoplexy, of which, except his corpu- markably large at her birth, weighed, in the Baden family were desirous to return lency and' Aorid colour, he had before the fourth year of her age, 150lb.; and, in to their own country before the winter set shewn no symptoms.

her seventh, 2001b. She eats very little, in. However, they yielded to the intreaties As soon as this news arrived at Grips- but drinks daily above eight quarts of of their children, to spend another fort- holm, their Majesties wanted to go to Arnight at Gripsholm, from which place they boga. Count F-, thinking that the mowere to depart on their journey back; and ment was now come when he was allowed LEARNED SOCIETIES. they went there in the beginning of De- to break the agreement with the Countess

CAMBRIDGE, Dec. 26.-Thomas Smith cember 1801.4 The fourteen days were a of G-, ran to the King, and said, Spare Turnbull, B. A. of Gonville and Caius Colseries of amusements ; it seemed as if the yourself the pain and sorrow of this jour; lege, has been elected a Fellow of that Sotwo august families wished to overpower ney; the Prince's last hour las struck.”

ciety, on Dr. Perse's foundation. the painful thoughts of their separation. He now told the King what had happened One evening-it was the last but one be- to him two days before. They still re

Henry Tasker, Esq. B. A. of Pembrokefore their melancholy departure they were solve on departing. The King and Queen hall, was on the 18th inst. elected Fellow

of that Society. still sitting at dinner, which was unusually fly, as one may say, to Arboga; but un. prolonged, amidst the effusions of joy and fortunately arrive too late,—the Prince had the most cordial familiarity ;-circum- already breathed his last sigh.

ORIGINAL POETRY. stances which I expressly mention, to shew

(To be concluded in our nert.) that there was nothing to lead to melan

DANISH LITERATURE, &c.

THE LATE QUEEN OF PRUSSIA. choly forebodings. On this evening then, Count Von F-, a man of the most cheer

SIR,

Copenhagen, 29th Nov. ful humour, was conversing with the ami- CHATTERTON, well known for his ex

(From the German of Brenner.) able Countess of G-, who sat next him : tensive travels, has made some stay here. Thou'rt gone from us—to weep no more ; almost opposite to them, and with the After visiting Italy, he travelled through Thy day of grief-of glory's o'er. most cheerful face, sat the Hereditary Greece, and thence to Palestine; returned in Fortune's last extremity, Prince of Baden: suddenly, Count F- then to Constantinople, whence he pro- Princess, 'twas well for thee to die. stammered in his speech, and turned pale. ceeded to Odessa ; and from that city, Death calms the wretched-frees the slave“ What ails you?” said the Countess, who through the interior of Russia, to St. Peters- Can insult reach thee in the grave ? perceived it. Nothing--nothing at all,' burg : lastly, he travelled through all Swe-Oh! for the hour a freeman's steel said the Count convulsively, " For God's den, and so came hither. He is now going Oh! for the hour he lies as low,

Shall teach thy Tyrant's heart to feel! sake, speak ; the sudden change of your home to England.— The Danish Missionary, Curs:d deep-not bless'd, as angel, thou! colour-vour stammering all that is not Hans Egede, has published a work upon I saw thee-never left my eye natural.” The Countess pressing him, he Greenland, which contains most interest. Thy tirst proud glance of majesty; at last said, “You see here before us the ing information. It has been received Proud, yet most sweet, a starting tear Hereditary Prince of Baden, in his uniform, with such extraordinary approbation, that Told that a woman's heart was there. blue and red ;-well, just now, as I cast a both a German and a Swedish translation Thy cheek is still before me-pale look at the door, I saw the Prince entering of it have already appeared, and an English As the last leaf on Autumn's gale; the same door, with his other uniform, translation by the well-known clergyman, Then, sudden lit with burning tinge, green and yellow. He looked pale and Henderson, is expected. To the many

As o'er it, from the eyes' dark fringe, faint, fell down, and vanished. It was no journals, of all kinds, which we already Came drop by drop the tears of pain,

At some new galling of thy chain ; deception : while conversing with you, 1 hare, another, destined for the Military, is to be added. The first number will ap- of him who could not honour thee.

Some sullen, slighting courtesy * This vision having been published since, we pear at the beginning of next year.-Dur- Fiend of the earth— Napoleon! do not insert it here. Its authenticity has also ing this winter, as during the preceding, What could'st thou of such hearts have known ! been lately disputed in Sweden itself, and, as it seems, not without reason.-V. Göchu AUSSEN. many lectures are read before a mixed au

Yet was there one who felt-who feels + Gripsholm is indeed an old castle, but by dience, upon universally interesting sub- The wound Time widens, but not heals ; no means, as Acerbi says, without doors and jects. Professor Zinn Magnesen's Lec- Pierced to the soul with every sting windows. Since the Court divides the year be- tures on the Northern Mythology in ge. That Fate could point against a King, tween Stockholm, Drottingholm, and Haga, it neral, and upon the properly Metrical The Man had one more misery very seldom visits Gripsholm.—THE AUTHOR, Poems of the Edda, in particular, deserve to meet—and met it, losing thee!

ON SEEING HER BUST IN THE KING'S CHAMBER

IN 1812.

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JOURNAL OF THE BELLES LETTRES.

a wager with

Image of beauty-breathing stone,
Here shrined so lovely, and so lone!
Comes he not here from broken sleep,
To weep as hearts alone can weep?
Thy spell is on me too—my cye
Is caught, fix’d, fillid, unconscious why:
'Tis not thy soft yet stately brow,
Sweet, stooping eyelid, hair's rich flow;
"Tis woe's deep grace that seems to wind
O'er all—the relique of thy mind.
What tears have fow'd o'er many a tale
Of gentler woe in life's low vale !
And to this end the mighty come-
To anguish, exile, and the tomb !
But the dark heart that sent thee there,
If there's revenge in earth, we swear,
Shall drop with blood for every tear;
For that, from Empire, mankind, driven,
As sure as there's a Power in Heaven,
That crime's not made to be forgiven !

TRISSINO.

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BIOGRAPHY.

mina, or the Pedants Marriage;" which

was for the most part founded on real
MEMOIR OF THE LIFE OF

events, and was caused by
MAURICE AUGUSTUS VON THUMMEL. M. Von Bose, Aulic-counsellor of "Coburg,

This highly-esteemed and elegant writer a very well-informed man, who considered
died at Coburg, where he had for some

Poetic-Prose, so much in vogue with the
time resided, on the 26th of October, in French and Italians, to be a nonentity, as
his 80th year, of utter debility, consequent

it has always been held before the strict on his advanced age. A week or two be- tribunal of criticism. This little work has fore his death, the Anacreontic old man

been translated into almost all the languasent for a little Rhenish wine, a hundred ges of civilized Europe ; and has been the years old, from his cellar at Gotha, which innocent parent of a countless progeny. he expressly destined as a tribute to the Nicolai span it out into his “Sebaldus Good Genius, as soon as he should per- it without having read and weighed the

Nothanker." Nobody ought to judge of ceive his welcome approach.

He was born on the 27th of May, 1738, author's preface in the first edition. It is at Schönefeld, close to Leipsig, and was

the

very essence of the finest ton of polishthe second son of Mr. Von Thümmel, ed society, with only as much license in it Counsellor of the Chamber of Finances of as the Menandrian Comedy allows. the Province. His father, a very wealthy

Thümmel's

now silent for man, lost almost the whole of his property many years. He never wrote for the sake by a succession of misfortunes. The fa- of writing, and book-making was always an mily estate too (Schönefeld) was entirely pil- abomination to him. His • Inoculation of laged on the irruption of the Prussian army

Love” he called himself a social joke, and in 1745, shortly before the battle of Kes- estimated it as no more than an ephemeral selsdorf, and passed into the hands of production. From the year 1783 he withstrangers. At the Conventual-School of drew from all business, and passed his life Rossleben, he received the rudiments of in cheerful retirement, partly at Gotha, education, and was initiated in the writings and partly at the estate of Sonnenborn, of the classical authors of antiquity; and

near Gotha, at the foot of the forest of was then received by Gottsched, at that Thuringia. He had a brother, with whom time Rector of the University of Leipsig, he lived in the strictest intimacy. This among the students of the high school in and rich widow, who had inherited from

brother had married a very amiable

young that city, in the midst of the seven-years her husband, a M. Von Wangenhùm, two

Gillert was his principal teacher ; Rabiner and Weisse contracted an intimate great sugar plantations in Surinam, called friendship with the high-spirited youth, of Sonnenborn (this estate had belonged to

Rorac and Claverblad. The country-house who possessed an ample flow of wit : and, M. Von Wangenhùm) became the seat of by means of Weisse, he became acquainted with Kleist, * who was at that time at taste and the most refined learning. The Leipsic, on some military business for

family often resided at Paris. From this Frederick II. He remained closely con

city the two brothers, in company with the nected with Weisse till the death of the accomplished wife of the younger, made a latter. He dedicated to him his “Ino- tour through France, which they traversed culation of Love;" he wrote to him on all in every direction, and part of Italy, from his journeys; and some of his minor poems

1775 to 1778. Though Thümmel, the owe their origin to a friendly contest with poet, travelled at a later period through Weisse, with whose dramatic muse Thüm- many provinces of France, and gladly remel, whose taste was more refined than vived ancient recollections, yet this first that of the age, was not always satisfied. which he stands without a rival (in that

tour was the sole source of that work, by Thümmel was early a favourite of the Graces, and his conversation afforded an

species of writing) in German Literaexhaustless fund of wit, and the most

ture. The esteem which he and his sistercheerful humour. An old bachelor, of the in-law conceived for each other, during name of Balz, who had been Justiciary, at deprived of her whole property by unfor

this tour, greatly increased; when, being Schönefeld, and intimate with the family, tunate events, and too expensive a mode of made him, 20 years later, heir to his whole property of 20,000 dollars (40001.) In the living (she was long known in Paris by the year 1761, he came to the court of Coburg: bore the change in her circumstances with

name of the Rich Dutch Woman), she and soon attained the highest offices of fortitude, and gained her livelihood at state under Duke Ernest Frederick of Saxe Coburg. Already in 1768 he was

Tours, a provincial town of France, by privy counsellor and minister. The in

needle-work and embroidery. This intrigues and amusements of the little court, died prematurely, to give his hand to this

duced the poet, when his younger brother of which he himself was often the soul, afforded abundant materials to his propen- blessed with children, was, according to

lady in 1779. This marriage, which was sity for the comic. Thus arose, in the first Thümmel's repeated declarations, a heaven years of his residence at the court of Coburg, his comic-epic in prose, Whilhel on earth to him. The greater was his af

fliction when his amiable and accomplished * Author of a poem called “ The Spring," and partner was snatched from him, in the latother works of meri:.

BALLAD.
The Minstrel came from beyond the sea,
And weary with his toil was he;
But wearied more, that in one long year
No news of his lady he could hear.
By land and sea he had wander'd far,
With Hope alone for a guiding star;
Yet had he been so tempest tost,
That oft the guiding star was lost.
Safe from the land, safe from the main,
Again he has reached his native Spain;
And he feels of its sun the blessed glow,
And inhales new life, as its breezes blow.
Yet he will not stop, nor he will not stay,
But onward goes, by night and by day;
Till at length he has reach'd that fateful spot,
Ne'er from the parting hour forgot.
There and he dare no farther go
To seek what he dies, yet dreads, to know;
And he lingers till the moonlight hour,
When that lady lov'd to sing in her bower.
Oh! will this dazzling sun ne'er fade,
This sky ne'er soften into shade;
Longer than all that came before,
Will never this joyless day be o'er!
Faded, at last the sun's red ray
Softened the sky to cloudless gray;
The longest noon must have its night,-
And o'er the bower the moon rose bright.
Roses are wavering in its beam,
As thro' their foliage zephyrs stream;
Perfumes are floating on the air,
But no sweet song is singing there.
He listens-listens—but in vain,
From that low bower there breathes no strain :
“ Yet may she come”-for Hope will stay,
Even till her last star fades away.
“ Yet may she come"-no more—no more,
The dreamings of thy heart be o'er :
Who slumbers the long sleep of rest,
Is dull to the voice she once lov'd best.
A ray within the green bower shone,
It danced upon a funeral stone;
There sculptured was a well-known name,
The name most dear-the same-the same!
That night, and o'er lost hope he mourn'd;
But ere again the hour retura'd,
Had parted from his native shore
An exile

ter end of 1799. She had fully shared

to return no more.
Yet, as he left that bower of woe,
That all of his constancy might know,
A ringlet of hair on that grave he bound,
A chain of gold round that pillar he wound.

ISABEL D.

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