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to be Hobbima's by description alone-which can scarcely be said of the works of any other artist in this class.

BERCHEM, from the merit of many of his works, claims a particular notice in this sketch of the Flemish landscape-painters; but there is nothing in his style sufficiently exclusive and characteristic to admit of description. His pictures are characteristic enough to be instantly known, but not to be distinctly made known to others. This arises from his style being not in any degree original and his own, but made up of the qualities of several others. He joins, in a very pleasing and tasteful manner, the delicate pencilling of Both, the smoothness of Wouvermans, and the truthand precision of Ruysdael; and there is an airy elegance in his composition which no one has equalled who has confined himself (as Berchem did) to familiar scenery, and almost the lowest class of country life.-There are five pictures by Ruysdael in this collection, and as many by Berchem. Among those by the former, 145 is a good specimen of his exquisite skill in depicting a waterfall; and 159 is very rich, natural, and fine. Among the Berchems, if I recollect rightly, 164 is the best and most characteristic example. Having concluded my notice of the Flemish landscape painters, I must now pause, and resume my subject in another article.


Look on the white Alps 'round!
-If yet they gird a land

Where Freedom's voice and step are found,

Forget ye not the band

Of dauntless men, our sires, who fell

Here, in the rocky battle-dell!

If yet, the wilds among,

Our silent hearts may burn,

When the deep mountain-horn hath rung,
And home our steps may turn ;
Home! Home !-if still that name be dear,
Praise to the men who perish'd here!

Look on the white Alps 'round!
Up to their shining snows

That day the savage-rolling sound,
The sound of battle, rose!
Their caves prolong'd the trumpet's blast,
Their dark pines trembled, as it pass'd.

They saw the princely crest,

They saw the knightly spear,

The banner and the mail-clad breast,

Borne down and trampled here!

They saw!-and glorying there they stand,
Eternal records to the land!

Praise to the mountain-born,
The brethren of the glen!
By them no steel-array was worn,
They stood as peasant-men!
They left the vineyard and the field,
To break an Empire's lance and shield.

F. H.


FAREWELL then, loved and lovely one,
And welcome pain or sorrow now,
For thou canst smile, and smile upon
A blighted heart, a burning brow.
I deem'd not one so fair and bright
Could be like hail in summer skies,
Which scarcely leaves the world of light
But all its purer essence dies.

I send one sigh before we part,
And bless it, as it is the last:
But, oh! it breathes not from my heart-
'Tis but the memory of the past.
In future, should some sunny beam
Come flitting o'er my gloomy way,
I'll say "tis like my early dream,'
And weep not when it fades away.

C. H.

"Dianzi io piantai un ramoscel d'alloro."

I PLANTED in my youth a laurel-bough,
My humble prayer to Phoebus offering,
That by his fostering care the tree might grow,
And shade and shelter to the poet bring:-
That Zephyr might his kindly warmth bestow,
And gently fan it with his golden wing;
And that the icy North might vainly blow,
And have no power to blight its blossoming.
Full slow indeed beneath that fostering care
I see my tender plant its branches rear,

Midst trees of loftier height, and nobler name.

But yet I grieve not at its slow uprise ;

His is no easy task, no common prize,

Who justly wins and wears the wreath of fame.


AND shall true love indeed be thus requited
For all its lengthen'd war of hope and fear?
Is this the thought that cheer'd the lonely year,
The meed of faith so firm, so fondly plighted?
What mildew or what canker-worm hath blighted
The harvest of my joys in its full ear;

When sunshine smiled on all around-and near
Hope with her sickle stood and smiled delighted?
Now I can stand secure, and laugh at Fate,

For she hath dealt from out her deadly bow
The sharpest of her arrows-and the last.
Why should I court her smiles, or fear her hate,
When she hath spent her malice?-now I know,
The bitterness of death itself is past!






ABUSE of words, on the, 186.
Actor's meditations, 343.
Agreeability-a country Christmas, 168.
Alaric the Visigoth, the dirge of, 64.
Album, the Houndsditch, No. I. 160
-No. II. 250-No. III. 452.
Aldermen, court of, at Fishmongers'-
hall, 53.

Amalfi, his lines to an hour-glass, 112.
Amethyst, sonnet on, 134.

Amusements of the studious, 49-not
addicted to literary amusements, ib.-
dancing recommended, 50-music,
51-the table, 52.

Ancients, on the repasts of the, 501.
Angerstein, Mr. his gallery of pictures,

71-his Rembrandts, 72-Raising of
Lazarus by Piombo, 76-his Claudes,


Annus Mirabilis, or a Parthian glance at
1822, 21.

Ante and post-nuptial journal, 330.
Antiquity and Posterity, 135.
April, the first of, 308.

Arcachon in the Landes, 66-La Teste,
67-chapel of St. Thomas Iliricus, 68
-miraculous vision, 69.
Artists, Irish, on, 385-character of
establishment for, in Dublin, ib. 386
-anecdote or two illustrative of, 387
-management and characteristics of
the Dublin Society, 386, 387-pro-
jected academy, 390.
Astronomical Alderman, 119.
Avernus, 212.

Bachelor, letter from a bashful, 54.
Bard's, the, song to his daughter, 139.
Barry the painter, 338.

Barry Cornwall's new poems, review of,

Beautiful in Music, the principles of
the, 297. 401. 554.

Bembo, sonnet of, 58.

Bird's release at the grave, the, 532.
Blenheim, gallery of pictures at, 445.
Blindman's buff, 46.
Bolivar, Simon, sketch of the political
career of, 4-his marriage, 5-joins
Miranda, ib.-defeats Monteverde, 6
-divests himself of his authority, 7—
defeats the royalists at Bocachica, 8-
is defeated at Araguita, 9—takes Santa


Fè de Bogota, 9-drives the enemy
from Margarita, 10-Bolivar beats
Morillo, 11-is chosen supreme di-
rector of Venezuela,ib.--beats La Torre,
12-takes Calobozo, 13-battle of
Calobozo, 15-First Columbian con-
gress, ib.
Bonaparte, his own memoirs, 79-Las
Cases' Journal relative to,79-remarks
on misrepresentations respecting, 80—
account of Las Cases, 81-Napoleon's
situation at Rochefort, 82-miserable
aspect of St. Helena, 87-bad accom-
modations, ib.-family of Napoleon,
89-his early days, 90-takes Toulon,
92-his first campaigns, 93-origin of
the charge of poisoning his soldiers,
94-conversations of, 280-remarks
on Fox, ib.-his ideas of defending
France, 283-his council of state, 284
his literary criticisms, 288-his con-
duct to a servant who wished to kill
the governor, 547-his astonishment
at the English poor-rates, 549-the
French prisons, 550-the Caliph sys-
tem of police, 552.
Bore's box, 416.

Bowl of liberty, Greek song of, 337.
British Galleries of Art, No. 1. 71-II. 97.
-III. 290-IV. 345-V. 445-VI.


Cabriolets, the new, 492.

Campan, Memoirs of Madame, 457.
Campbell, T. lines by, on Admiral
Campbell, 32-Spanish patriot's song
by, 491-song by, ib.
Canova, the studio of, 28.

Cid, Songs of the, No. I. 307-No. II.
376-No. III. 378.

Classics and Romantics, on the, 522.
Colds, coughs, and catarrhal com-
plaints, 359-on mode of treating, ib.
360-clothing, 361-letter to the phy-
sician, 363.

Comus, Milton's, 222.
Constantinople, lines



Cornwall, Barry, his new poems, 383.
Country Christmas, 168.

Court of Aldermen at Fishmongers'-hall,



Daintie Pastorals, 561.
David, 444.

2 Q

Death of friends, on the, 205-reflec-
tions on, ib.-first sight of, in youth,
206, 207-of an old friend, 208.
Delavigne, M. Casimir, review of his
Nouvelles Messéniennes, 164-ex-
tracts from his writings, 165, 166, 167.
Dinner Company to let, 150.
Dirge of Alaric the Visigoth, 64.
Diver, the, 540.
Dramatic travels, 379.

Dreaming, Table Talk, No. VI. 244—
remarks on a passage of Gall's, 244,
246-whether the soul thinks always,
247-impressions in dreams, 248.
Dublin, state of parties in, 261-Mar-

quis Wellesley's early conduct in taking
the government, 262-account of Mr.
Blake, his secretary, 262, 263-the
civic banquet, ib.-Mr. Plunket's ap-
pointment to the attorney-generalship,
264-the patronage of Ireland as ex-
clusive as ever, ib.-Mr. O'Connel's
letter, 265-Dr. Magee, 266-Sir
H. Lees and Mr. Hayes, 267-pre-
sentation of address, 268, 269-the
marquis's reply, 270-the anger of
the Orange faction, 271-trial of the
Orange rioters, 272.

Dulwich college, pictures at, 568.

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Gold Goblin, or the Lepreghaun, 230.
Graduation day, Edinburgh, 254.
Great man of the family, the, 465.
Greek song, 337.

Grimm's Ghost-uncle and nephew, 38
-letter XI. 199-XII. 365.


Hampton Court, gallery of pictures at,

Handkerchief, the, 468.

Harry Halter the highwayman, 173.
Heaven and Earth, review of Lord
Byron's, 353.

Hebe Hoggins, her literary society, 160
-sonnet to a flea, 162-second letter
from, 250-evening, an elegy of, 251
-third letter from, 452-forgetful
Cupid, 453-the smoky chimney, ib.
Hour-glass, the, lines to, from Amalfi,

Invocation, an, 117.
Irish artists, 385.
Italy to Spain, 514.

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Memoirs of Napoleon and Las Cases'
Journal, review of, 79.

of Madame Campan, 457.

Menzini, sonnet of, 576.
Milton's Comus, 222-Pope's plagiarisms
from, ib.-its origin and design, 223
-exquisite character, 224-object to
promote virtue, 225-unsatisfactory
nature of masques, 226-passage
omitted in Comus, ib.-personifica-
tions in, 227-noble object of Milton
in his poetry, 228.
Minstrel, the, 344.
Misenum, 212.

Modern Pilgrimages, No. VIII. the studio
of Canova, 28-No. IX. the tomb of
Virgil, Misenum, Avernus, &c. 212.
Morelli, lines on, 152.
Mouse turned hermit, 158.
Music, on, No. I. 297-the Greek and
Turkish, 299-Handel, 300-music
of birds, 301, 302-rhythm, 304,
305, 306-No. II. 401, melody, 405
-variations, 411-time, 412-No. III.
words proper to be set to, 554-effect
of music on the mind, 556-musical
language, ib.-kinds of poetry best
suited for, 560.

Musical wives, 113.
Myrta, lines to, 204.

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mist, 118-the astronomical alder-
man, 119-on an amethyst presented
by Lelia, 134-the bard's song to his
daughter, 139-on Kosciusko, 149–
on Morelli, 152-the mouse turned
hermit, 158-the white rose, 172—
Turpin and the bishop, 174-bache-
lor's fare, 176-exchange no robbery,
190-Constantinople, 198-to Myrta,
204-Southdown mutton, 210-the
skeleton dance, 215-plain preaching,
229-evening, an elegy, 251-the
farewell to the dead, 260-sonnet,
from Zappi, 278-songs of the Cid,
No. 1. the Cid's death-bed, 308-II.
the Cid's funeral procession, 376-III.
the Cid's rising, 378-patent brown
stout, 319-York kidney potatoes, 320
-the prophecy of Constantine, 326—
stanzas, 332-Greek song, 337-the
Upas in Mary bone-lane, 343-an
actor's meditations, ib.-the minstrel,
344-Greek song, the voice of Scio,
352-to the south wind, 419-stage
wedlock, 427-Dr. Gall, 428-the
voice of spring, 439-David, 444—
sonnet from Petrarch, 451-forgetful
Cupid, 453-the smoky chimney, ib.
-night, 456-the handkerchief, 468
-the jester condemned to death, 469
-Spanish patriot's song, 491-song,
ib.-Greek song, the shade of Theseus,
496-St. James's Park, 507-the news-
paper, 508-Italy to Spain, 514-the
statue of a funeral genius, 521-the
bird's release at the grave, 532-the
diver, from the German, 540-to a
fountain, 553-daintie pastorals, 561-
the flower that feels not spring, 567-
song for a Swiss festival, 575-song,
576-sonnet, ib.-ditto, ib.
Poison for the rats, 41.
Printed by mistake, 529.
Projects and Projectors, 120.
Prophecy of Constantine, 326.
Puns and Punsters, on, 33.


Recollections of a Student, 205.
Repasts of the Ancients, on the, 501.
Rose, the white, 172.


Saurin (Mr.), sketch of, 124—his descent,
125-regularity in business, 125-
military career, 126-driven into the
Orange faction, 127-his shrewish spi-
rit on irritation, 129-his removal from
office, 130-his personal appearance,
131-an excellent advocate, 133.
Schweitzkoffer (Mr.), account of his
poetry, 162. 252.
Shade of Theseus, 496.

Shakspeare's Poems, remarks on, 470.
Skeleton dance, the, 215.

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