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vehicle was requisite, like that which the In the slant ray of the declining non; author has devised, capable at once of

Upon the sky is the old pageant still reconciling the youthful reader to the

Of endless clouds, and still the zephins er dryest and least frequented path of history,

Viewless, push on their cumbrous kiti

Between the hills, as in a picture lid, and of softening down by pious reflexions

Appears the blue and navigable sea, the severity of the tortures narrated ; in a Traversed by ship, that bears with stately s word, it was desirous to render that pleasing Silent, its unseen mariners along; and impressive, which has hitherto been Whilst near at hand a globe of insects play esteemed too dull on the one hand, and

In the shower'd beam, a stationary date. too painful on the other, for the general,

Though each pursues therein, with retiese and particularly for the youthful student.

And giddy will, its intricate, quick fight. But, while we are ready to admit that

As here I ponder on a world unchanged, this little volume is well imagined, we are

Fixed in its ceaseless mutability,

And on the fateful links, that each to ext. particularly struck with the portion of it Bind all things, high and low, in hear'a miss assigned to the ecclesiastical history of In one revolving series, I myself Britain, which, we think, might have been Feel drawn within the circle,-am 3 part extended to the present period ; and, omit- Of nature too,-one in the mazy dance ting the martyrology, or placing it by itself

Of forms that vanish but to re-appear. in a separate publication, might be ren

* Years hence,'—'tis thus my meditation ratdered a work of extensive utility. The

A youth again shall stand upon this hill

. Another self,-and he shall see these treide author is extremely happy in her conver

*Trod by their leisure herd, shall watch the sational mode of imparting historical cir. Of insects still at play, note the samne cinsel cumstances, and of prompting the mind to *Borne the same path, and muse, as an id the moral and religious deductions which On death of all, eternity of all!"-2.61 they involve.

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Review.- Remains of the Rer. Fdre

Payson, D.D. of Portland, U.S. 17 REVIEW.-Solitude ; a Poem.

sisting of Selections from his Comes Author of Guidone. Saunders and

tions and Unpublished Writings

. See Otley. London. 1834.

and Burnside. London. 1834. The motto of this little work indicates that Tais small volume is a manual of divad it is the last which we are to expect from and of practical religion, which well as its author. We are sorry to find that such rants its exportation from the water is his intention. To his former production shores of the Atlantic. Such works e we gave our hearty applause, and though particularly desirable for those perce we cannot speak in similar terms of the who, in the routine of business, which on poem now before us, yet we imagine that belong to the station in which they p it contains evidence of genius of a superior placed by Providence, have not sufer order, and its defects are such as practice time for the perusal of regular treatures would not fail to correct. There is a degree In the pages of this, and similar prote: of mannerism, however, discernible in this tions, they may find enough to lead te poem, which gives a monotonous character minds to contemplations useful to the to 'blank verse, and which, should the progress in the knowledge and love a unknown author resume his pen, he would Christ; and we have seldom met da ! do well to correct. We refer to such lines work better calculated to perform this hely as these :

office under the circumstances to which w “ Fills fast my heart with universal love." have alluded. We regret that its tika i

“Brightens the sky with benison to man." not more specific of its leading charact: and many others of a similar kind, within

istic. It is edited by the son of Dr. Pour

son, and, as much of it is compiled for We give the following passage as a fair recollections of paternal conversations

, 1 specimen of the merits of the poem :

does no small honour to the filial regard d

the editor. The following passage, thoept “He who shall go in lonely quest of truth,

not so doctrinal as the body of the foler, Observed of none, unasked of, undelayed By kindly sympathies, untasked with care

will be seen to have proceeded from a mu of grave result to commonwealths, shall find

of strength and piety. Caprice in solemn things, and serious faith

UNIVERSAL LAW OF BENEVOLENCE Change with the season and the scene. I stand " • Not for ourselves, but others'-s the rest Upon a gentle eminence. The herd,

law of nature, inscribed by the hand of God a The ancient kine, the patriarchal flocks,

every part of creation. Not for itsell, but the Here walk the verdant pasture, seen distinct does the sun dispense its beams; not for the

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but others, do the clouds distil their shownot for herself, but others, does the earth k her treasures; not for themselves, but š, do the trees produce their fruits, or the rs diffuse their fragrance and display their us hues. So, not for himself, but others, are blessings of heaven bestowed on man; and ever, instead of diffusing them around, he "es them exclusively to his own gratification, ihuts himself up in the dark and flinty caverns fishness, he transgresses the great law of cre- he cuts himself off from the created uni

h and its Author-he sacrilegiously converts to 38wn use, the favours which were given him for 22" elief of others; and must be considered, not

as an unprofitable, but as a fraudulent servant,

has worse than wasted his Lord's money. He arthus lives only to himself, and consumes the

bounty of heaven upon his lusts, or consecrates it to the demon of avarice, is a barren rock in a fertile plain; he is a thorny bramble in a fruitful vineyard; he is the grave of God's blessings; he is the very Arabia deserta of the moral world. And if he is highly exalted in wealth or power, he stands, inaccessible and strong, like an insulated towering cliff, which exhibits only a cold and cheerless prospect, intercepts the genial beams of the sun, chills the vales below with its gloomy shade, adds fresh keenness to the freezing blast, and tempts down the lightnings of angry heaven. How different this, from the gently rising hill, clothed to its summit with fruits and flowers, which attracts and receives the dews of heaven, and, retaining only sufficient to supply its numerous offspring, sends the remainder in a thousand streams, to bless the vales which lie at its feet."-p. 104, 105.

ETEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL at WALSALL, from June 23, to July 22, 1834, inclusive.

The situation of Walsall is so near the Centre of England, that its Temperature may be taken as th Average of the whole Kingdom.-Latitude 52°, 34', 30" N.; Longitude 1o, 57', o" W.–Thermometer is in the shade N.W. aspect.

Fahrenheit's Thermomet.
Moon's

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Night A. M. P. M. P. M.

Wind.

Weather and Observations.

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34. days.
123 16 43
241 17

2518 44 E31 26 19 56

27 20 48 3.28 21 45

29 3d qr. 52 30 23 45 ly 1 24 46

2 25 53 3 26 50 4 27 53

5 28 52 po 6 New.

54 7

57 1

57 9

51 10

52 11 4 47 12

47 13 1st qr. 44 1417 47 15 8 51 16 9 59 17

54 18

55 19 12 52 20 Full 48 21 14 52 22:15 50

58 59 61 60 55 56 58 39 62 58 57 55 59 57 59 60 55 58 59 59 59 59 61 65 67 62

65 63 69 65 62 63 68 69 70 65 69 75 73 63 65 67 68 68 68

57 29.88 S. W. Fair.
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29.90 S. by W. Rather cloudy,-brisk wind.
65 29.93 S. W. Fair.
61 29.77 S. W. Fair.
55 29.83 S. W. A.M. rainy,-P.M. fair.
54 29.80 S. Fair,-rain in evening.
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29.95 N. E. Fair.
59 29.97 N. E. Fair.
59 29.90 N. E. Fair.
57 29.78 N.E. to E. Rather cloudy.
59 29.78 N. E. Fair.
59 29.83 N. E. Fair.
63 29.73 N. E. Fair,-heavyrain at nightwith lightning-
62 29.67 N. E. Rainy.
59 29.60 S.W. A.M. showery,--P.M. settled rain.
60 29.55 SW.-NW. A.M. showery,-P.M. fair.
58 29.78

Fair. 62 29,65 S. A.M. heavy rain,-P.M. fair. 63 29.68 S. Fair. 59 29.44 SW.by W. Rain at times, brisk wind, evening fair. 57 29.50 SW.by W. Showery and fair alternately. 61 29.70 S. W. Fair. 66 29.84 S. W.

Fair. 67 29.83 S. W. Fair. 62 | 29.75 SW.- NE. Fair and sultry,--lightning at midnight. 56

29.43 N. E. A.M. thunder-storm, - P.M. heavy rain. 53 29.19 NE-WS Heavy rain. 54 29.32 SbW.-SE Heavy rain. 58 29.40 S. E. A.M. showery,-P.M. fair. 61 29.65 E. Fair.

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carefully conserved for the Chickens of the the Sparrows of the Spirit, asd the syke! STE of Salvation. Sometimes their cualne bas humour. Sir Humphrey Lind, a bealousy published a work which a Jesuit answered other, entitled "A Pair of Spectacles for phrey Lind." The doughty knight recorte Case for Sir Humphrey Liod's Spectacle?-DEY

The Birmingham Coach' iz 1749.- A B coach is uewly established to our great Would it not be a good scheme, this on when riding is no more a pleasere,) for some Monday in the said stage coach free kn ham, to break fast at Barrells, (for tbes et fast at Henley;) and on the Saturday test would convey you back to Birmischun. ... would stay longer, which would be bezie. equally easy for the stage goee every va road. "It breakfasts at Henley, add such Horton ; goes early next day to Oxford, all day aud night, and gets on the third cas: don; which from Birmingham at this was = 2 well, considering how long they are so our it is much more agreeable as to the cost Warwick way was. - Lady Lursores's les Shenstone.

Literary Notices.

A Persian Repast.-When a person of rank gives his friends an entertainment, ihe company is gene. rally received in the dewan khaneh; a piece of chinta or printed calico is spread in front of the felt carpets on which they are sealed. It is never washed, for such a change would be deemed unlucky; and therefore appears with all the signs of frequent and hospi. table uso. On this cloth, before each person, is laid a cake of bread, which serves the purpose of a plate. The dishes are brought in, on large metal trays,one of which is generally set down between every two or three individuals, and contain pillans, stews, sweetmeats, and other delicacies; while bowls of sweet and sour sherbets, with long-handled spoons of pear tree wood swimming in them, are placed within their reach. If the feast be very sumptuous, the dainties appear iu great profusion, and are sometimes heaped one upon another. The cookery is excellent of its kind, though there is, throughout the whole arrangement, a mixture of refinement and uncouthness, highly characteristic of the country. Persians, like other orientals, eat with their fingers; and the meat is cut into convenient mouthfuls, or stewed dowo so as to be easily toro to pieces. Accordingly, po sooner is the “Bismillah pronounced, than, bending forward, every hapd is to a moment up. 10 the kouckles in the rich pillans,-pinching or tearing off fragments of omeleites - stripping the kubands from their little skewers,-plunging into savoury stews,--dipping into dishes of sweetmeats,--and tossing off spoonfuls of the pleasant sherbet. The profound silence is only interrupted by the rapid move. ment of jaws, or the grunts of deep satisfaction from time to time that arise from the gourmands of the party ; for, though this people are temperate on common occasions, none enjoy more the pleasures of the table at convenient seasons. At length the host, or principal guest, having satisfied his appetite, rises from his recumbent posture, and, throwing himself back on his seat, utters a deep guttural" Album dulallah !" and remains holding his greasy hand across the table optil an attendant brings water. On this the remaining visiters, one after another, as fast as the struggle between appetite and decorum permits, assume the same attitude. Warm water is brought in ewers, and poured over the dirty fingers, which are held above a basin to catch the drippings. but are generally very imperfectly wiped. Order is gradually restored ; culleeoons (pipes) are produced ; the company take each the posture that pleases them best, consistent with due respect; and the conversation becomes general.- Fraser's Persia.

King of Prussia.-This sovereign is almost perpePetually in motion. He sleeps in summer at Potsdam ; in winter at Charlottenberg. He may almost be said---not indeed to droell, for the word dwell gives us an idea of stationary living : but, to be at home on the road between these palaces and his capital. He inherits the manners of his Scythian progenitors, " Whose country on its wagon wheels moves ever." Potsdam is six leagues from Berlin ; Charlottenberg two. He generally makes two journeys in the day from the former place, and four or five from the latter. He allows two hours of the morning to the inipisters of state, who await his arrival with punctuality. The mo. ment the ewo hours are expired, he is off again. He retorns to Berlin during the day; but the instant be arrives, be is off to attend parades, reviews, inspectious, or to visit some distant part of the town. He may be said to lead a sedentary life, but his seat is always moving behind his travelling horses.-Letters from Berlin.

Animal Life. The following is the scale of animal life from the inost celebrated writers on natural history :-A hare will live 10 years, a cat 10. a goat 8, an ang 30, a sheep 10, a ram 15, a dog 14 to 20, a onil 15, an ox'20, a swine 95, a pigeon 8, a turtledove

25, a partridge 05, a raven 100, an cagle 100, a goose 100.

The modern fanatics have had a most barbarous taste for titles. We could produce vumbers from abroad, and at home. Some works have been called * Matches lighted at the Divine Fire,"--and one “The Gup of Penitence :" a collection of passages from the fathers is called "The Shop of the Spiritual Apothecary :" we have The Bank of Faith, and "'The Sixpennyworth of Divine Spirit ;'

one of these works bears the following elaborate title ; "Some fino Biscuits baked in the Oven of Charity,

Just Published. Baides's Ilistory of Lancashire, Part 6

Part 15 of a New Edition of the Satrol Gallery : containiig Memoirs of Sir Reber Robert Jameson, Esq;; and the Date of kate

Part 7 of Fisher's Views in India, Caist, Shores of the Red Sea. From Original Shoes Commander Robert Elliot, R.N.

Christ the Resurrection and the Life, Sermon Preached on occasion of the Deri Rev. Wm. Vint, S.T. P. Idle, Yorkshire. By the ard W. Hamilton, Leeds. 3200. The Way of Salration. By H. F. Border, D.

Biographical Sketches of Emineot Arisa, prising Painters, Sculptors, Eogtarers, e tects.

Herschel's Brief Sketch of the Preseat Set Future Expectations of the Jews.

The Treasures of the Earth. By C. We Shutford's English Granmar; adaptado Younger Classes of Learners.

Inclination and Duty at Variance. Es titko of "the Military Blacksmith."

Remains of the late James Fox Loon. çester College, Oxford; with a Memor. Esin Longmire, B. A.

Rossetie's Disquisitions on the Antitranslated by Miss Caroline Ward; io & Fale Horæ Phrenologicæ By Dr. Epps.

Howiti's Abridgment of his Popular Ile Priestcraft.

L'Echo de Paris. By M.A, P. Le Pape.
Illustrations of the le. By Westall zed

Sacred Classics, Vol11.; Select Ses
Jeremy Taylor, D.D.

Manual of English Grammar. By J. 1'33
Two Years at Sea. By Jane Roberts

The First Volume of an Evangelical Syrope the Use of Families; or, the Holy Bible. That explanatory, and practical ; selected froe the envinent Biblical Scholars, and intersperanto Original Remarks. By Ingram Cobbis, a. I

In the Press. A New Edition of the Life of Samuel Dres, with considerable additions.

Le Cameleon ; a Magazine of French Litere

Redemption; or, the New Song in Boch By Robert Philip.

A Series of Essays on Revealed Characters God. By G. Barrow Kidd, Minister of Rey Macclesfield. The Preacher's Mangal; Lectores en Prezes By S. T. Sturtevant.

Essay on Poisons; with twenty celesed By Dr. Castle; the sixth edition.

The Voluntary Principle, in its Appare Religious Institutions. An Address, &c. ard kernes.

The Agricultural Magazine. By the Propre the Dundee Guardian, late Editor of the can tional and Duudee Courier.

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THE IMPERIAL MAGAZINE.

SEPTEMBER, 1834.

LIFE OF THOMAS

MOORE, ESQ.

(With a Portrait.)

: has been observed, that, notwithstanding the number of men of literature ad genius which the sister island has produced, there are very few with hose names any thing like a national association is connected. They seem, or the most part, to have flourished apart, from, and independently of, heir country, and to have reflected on Ireland scarcely a ray of all their lory. The cause of this fact is doubtless to be sought, not in the character f the individuals, but in the condition of the country. No one will ever ccuse Mr. Burke, for example, of wanting either the principles or the feelags of which patriotism is compounded, though we rarely associate his name vith that of the country which gave him birth.

But wliatever may be the circumstances which in many instances seem nterposed between Ireland and her most distinguished sons, Mr. Moore has been singularly free from their influence. He is an Irishman in every character, and in every aspect in which he can be viewed: as a man, as a companion, as a poet,-in each of these characters is seen that warmth of heart, that quickness of perception, that delicacy of wit, that intense sensibility and vivid fancy, which, though in far lower degrees, are the distinctive characteristics of his countrymen. Above all, Mr. Moore has made his literary productions subservient not only to his nationality, but his patriotism. He has embalmed the name, the history, and the sufferings of his country in poetry which must live as long as the language in which it is written.

He was born at Dublin, on the 28th of May, 1780, and is the only son of the late Mr. Garret Moore, a respectable tradesman who resided there. He spent

the
years

of infancy and early boyhood with two sisters at home; and those days seem to have left the most delightful impressions on his memory, if we may judge from the following very touching allusion to those youthful hours, contained in an epistle to his sister, written long after from America :

“When lullid with innocence and you,

I'heard, in home's beloved shade,

The din the world at distance made ; 20. SERIES, NO. 45.- VOL, IV.

189.--- VOL. XVI.

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When ev'ry night my weary head
Sunk on its own unthorned bed;
And, mild as ev'ning's matron hour,
Looks on the faintly shutting flow'r,
A mother saw our eyelids close,
And bless'd them inio pure repose !
Then, haply, if a week, a day,
I linger'd from your arms away,
How long the little absence seem'd,
How bright the look of welcome beam'd,
As mute you heard, with eager smile,

My tales of all that past the while !" Mr. Moore received the rudiments of his education under the care the late Mr. Samuel Whyte, of Grafton-street, Dublin; a gentleman erissively known and respected as the early tutor of Sheridan. Here be evine! such extraordinary talents as determined his father to give him the adretages of a superior education, and at the early age of fourteen he was entes at Trinity College, Dublin. The political circumstances of his country that time were adapted 10 awaken all the ardour of his mind, and he adkcated its independence with enthusiasm and eloquence.

On the 19th of November, 1799, Mr. Moore entered himself at te Middle Temple, and in the course of the year 1800 published bis tranlation of the Odes of Anacreon, which he dedicated to his late Maja George the Fourth. This work he is said to have meditated from the tea when he was twelve years old. It is executed with great elegance, ax exhibits the transfusion of the spirit of the original into the translation a perfectly perhaps as any similar work in the language. Of a soments kindred character was a volume of poems, which he published under the assumed name of “ Little.” They were characterized by all that wit and poetical beauty which are perceived in every production of his pen, but seit of too voluptuous a character for general approbation, or even for general perusal.

Towards the autumn of 1803, Mr. Moore obtained the office of Registru to the Admiralty, in Bermuda; for which island he immediately embarked His official avocations, however, proved but little congenial with his dissesition; and, after an absence of fourteen months, he returned to Europe In 1806 he published a work entitled “ Epistles, Odes, and other Poems embodying his observations on scenery and manners during his absence Any eulogy upon it, as coming some years too late, would be quite superfuous. It is only necessary to say, that the short preface prefixed to evinces a degree of excellence in prose composition by no means unfort of the versatile genius of its author. A general notion of the impressica made on his mind by the society of America, may be gained from the fourlowing observations : “ The rude familiarity of the lower orders, and indeed the unpolished state of society in general, would neither surprise nor disa if they seemed to flow from that simplicity of character, that honest igat rance of the gloss of refinement, which may be looked for in a new and iner perienced people. But when we find them arrived at maturity in most of the vices, and all the pride, of civilization, while they are still so remote from is elegant characteristics, it is impossible not to feel that this youthful decay, this crude anticipation of the natural period of corruption, represses every sanguine hope of the future energy and greatness of America. " Previously however, to the appearance of this work, he gave to the public in 1803 W poems, of a political character. The one was entitled, “ Á Candid Appeal to Public Confidence, or Considerations on the Dangers of the Prezent

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