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EER. Lochiel, Lochiel, beware of the day
For a field of the dead rushes red on my sight,
Lochiel. Go preach to the coward, thou death-telling seer!
Seer. Ha! laugh'st thou, Lochiel, my vision to scorn ?
Cul lö' den, a wide, moory ridge army, on the 16th of April, 1746, by in Scotland, county of Inverness, in the royal troops under the Duke of the parish of Croy, memorable for Cumberland. the total defeat of Prince Charles's Bosoms, (bůz' umz).
O crested Lochiel! the peerless in might,
Lochiel. False wizard, avaunt!? I have marshalled my clan :
Seer. Lochiel, Lochiel, beware of the day!
my sight :
sword, formerly used by the Scottish Avaunt, (å vånt').
Highlanders. • Olāy' more, a large, two-handed · Wrath, (råth).
Life flutters, convulsed, in his quivering limbs,
Lochrel. Down, soothlèss insulter! I trust not the tale !
THOMAS CAMPBELL. THOMAS CAMPBELL, the distinguished poct, was born in Glasgow, on the 27th of July, 1777. Owing to the straightened circumstances of his father young Campbell was obliged, while attending college, to have recourse to private teaching as a tutor. Notwithstanding this additional labor, he made rapid progress in his studies, and attained considerable distinction at the university of his native city. He very early gave proofs of his aptitude for literary composition, especially in the department of poetry. At the age of twenty, he occasionally labored for the booksellers, while attending lectures at the university in Edinburgh. In 1799, his first extended poem, “The Pleasures of Hope," was published. Its success was instantaneous and without parallel. It is not too much to say, that it is, without an exception, the finest didactic poem in the English language. In 1809, he published “Gertrude of Wyoming,” which holds the second place among his lengthier poems, and to which were attached the most celebrated of his grand and powerful lyrics. Though Campbell was too frequently timid, and noted more for beauties of expression than for high inventive power and vigorous execution, yet his lyrical pieces, particularly “The Battle of the Baltic," “ Mariners of England,” “Hohenlinden,” and “Lochiel's Warning," which appear to have been struck off at a heat, prove conclusively that his conceptions, when not too much subjected to elaboration, were glowing, bold, and powerful. In the latter part of the poet's life his circumstances were materially improved. In 1826, he was elected Lord Rector of the University of Glasgow. He died July 15th, 1844, and his remains were solemnly interred in Westminster Abbey.
32. BATTLE OF WARSAW.
SACRED Truth! thy triumph ceased ăwhile,
And Hope, thy sister, ceased with thee to smile,
Her whiskered pandoors, and her fierce hussars,
Presaging wrath to Poland and to man.
Wide o'er the fields, a waste of ruin laid ;
And swear for her to live, with her to die !
His trusty warriors—few, but andismayed ;
And the loud tocsin tolled their last alarm. 4. In vain, alas! in vain, ye gallant few!
From rank to rank your volleyed thunder flew :
* Sarmatia, (sår mashf á), the clas- and a third in 1795. The Poles have sical name of Poland. For many made several attempts to recover centuries Poland existed as an inde- their liberty, the last of which was pendent and powerful State, but hav. in 1830. ing fallen a prey to internal dissen- Thaddeus Kos'cí ús' ko, a noble sions, it was violently seized by Rus- Pole, was born in 1756. When young, sia, Prussia, and Austria, and divided he served the United States in their between them. The first partition war of independence against Eng. took place in 1772, a second in 1793, land, where he rose to the rank of
5. The sun went down, nor ceased the carnage there,
Tumultuous murder shook the midnight air!
EANTIME the besieged city was at its last gasp. The
burghers had been in a state of uncertainty for many days ; being aware that the fleet had set forth for their relief, but knowing full well the thousand obstacles which it had to surmount. They had guessed its progress by the illumination from the blazing villages; they had heard its sălvos of artillery on its arrival at North Aa ;? but since then, all had been dark and mournful again, hope and fear, in sickening alternation, distracting ěvery breast.
2. They knew that the wind was unfavorable, and at the dawn of each day every eye was turned wistfully to the vanes of the steeples. So long as the easterly breeze prevailed, they felt, as they anxiously stood on towers and housetops, that they must look in vain for the welcome ocean. Yět, while thus patiently waiting, they were literally starving. Bread, malt-cake, horseflesh, had entirely disappeared ; dogs, cats, rats, and other vermin, were esteemed luxuries. A small number of cows, kept as long as possible, for their milk, still remained ; but a few were killed from day to day, and distributed in minute proporgeneral. He returned to Poland, and battle of Maciovice, October 1st, 1794. signalized himself at the head of one and the complete downfall of his of her armies in 1792 and 1793 ; and country soon followed. He closed when the Poles rose up against their his unstained and noble life in Switoppressors in 1794, he was made zerland in 1817. their generalissimo, and their dicta- Sål' võ, a general discharge of tor. He was wounded and taken fire-arms; a volley. prisoner by the Russians at the fatal
· North Aa, (à).