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ORIGINAL POETRY BY BURNS.
Here's Maitland, and Wycombe, and wha [The following unpublished reliques of Be built in a hole o’the wa'!
does na like 'em, our immortal Bard were lately communi.
Here's timmer that's red at the heart, cated to us from a highly respectable quar
Here's fruit that is sound at the core; ter. We quote one short passage from
May he that would turn the Buff and Blue the very obliging letter that accom
coat, panied them :-" As every thing that fell from the pen of Burns is worthy Be turned to the back o' the door. of preservation, I transcribe for your Mis Here's a health to them that's awa, cellany the complete copy of a song which An' here's to them that's awa! Cromek has printed, (page 423 of his vol.) Here's chieftain M‘Leod, a chieftain worth in an unfinished state,—together with two gowd, fragments that have never yet been pub. Though bred amang mountains o' snaw. lished. The originals of these I possess in Here's friends on baith sides o' the Forth, the handwriting of their unfortunate Au And friends on baith sides o' the Tweed; thor, who transmitted them inclosed in let And wha would betray old Albion's rights, ters to a constant friend of his through all May they never eat of her bread ! his calamities, by whom they were finally assigned to me."]
Tunc_" The tither morn as I forlorn." Here's to them that's awa.
Yon wandering rill that marks the hill, Here's a health to them that's awa, And glances o'er the brae, Sir, An' here's to them that's awa :
Slides by a bower, where many a flower And wha winna wish good luck to our Sheds fragrance on the day, Sir; cause,
There Damon lay, with Sylvia gay, May never good luck be their fa'!
To love they thought nae crime, Sir; Its gude to be merry and wise,
The wild-birds sang, the echoes rang,
While Damon's heart beat time, Sir.
Here's a health to them that's awa,
As day was waxen weary,
But bonnie Peg, my dearie !
The queen of love did never move
Wi' motion mair enchanting. Here's a health to them that's awa,
Wi' linked hands, we took the sands An' here's to them that's awa; Here's a health to Tammie + the Norlan And, oh ! that hour, and broomy bower,
Adown yon winding river ; laddie, That lives at the lug o'the law !
Can I forget it ever!
TO THE SPIRIT OF KOSCIUSKO. But they whom the truth would indite. UNNOTICED shall the mighty fall ? Here's a health to them that's awa,
Unwept and unlamented die ?
Shall be, whom bonds could not enthral, An' here's to them that's awa;
Who planned, who fought, who bled for all,
Without a song, whose fervid strains
+ Lord Erskine. Might kindle fire in patriot veins !
No !-thus it ne'er shall be : and fame
In the sight of a pure father Ordains to thee a brighter lot ;
Is virtue's race begun ; While earth-while hope endures, thy
The virtue of a mother
Is virtue's talisman.
From nature's kindly lap, 'Tis shrined amid the holy throng ;
The smile of love evanish'd, "Tis woven in immortal song !
Expos'd to hard mishap. Yes !-Campbell of the deathless lay, The golden links of kindred The ardent poet of the free,
Lighten the heaviest lot, Has painted Warsaw's latest day,
Yet mankind long have wonder'd In colours that resist decay,
That Princes know them not. In accents worthy Thee ;
They wander far from wisdom, Thy hosts on battle field arrayed,
And like the stars on high, And in thy grasp the patriot blade!
Each shines in his cold system, Oh! sainted is the name of him,
Without one common tie. And sacred should his relics be,
Yet in a frozen region, Whose course no selfish aims bedim ;
Our Charlotte's heart was warm ; Who, spotless as the seraphim,
Amid a world's contagion, Exerts his energy,
Her soul escap'd from harm. To make the earth by freemen trod, And see mankind the sons of God!
A pure round dew-drop lying
Upon the tree of death,
After the Siroc's breath.
A green spot in the desart,
Where nature is most drear, With all that lustre to appear,
Cast there as 'twere by hazard, Which freemen love, and tyrants fear.
The pilgrim's heart to cheer.
A censer of sweet incense,
To purify the land
From the corrupting influence Mid desolation undismayed,
Scatter'd by vice's hand. Wert mighty, though undone ;
Heaven's bow its beauty arching No terrors gloomed thy closing scene,
Above a serpent's den ; In danger and in death serene !
Bright as an angel marching Though thou hast bacle our world fare
Among the sons of men. well,
The worthless may inherit And left the blotted lands beneath,
A palace and a throne, In purer, happier realms to dwell;
But ah! the glorious spirit With Wallace, Washington, and Tell,
Of pity was her own. Thou sharest the laurel wreathe
Yes! at her presence, hunger The Brutus of degenerate climes !
Fled from the poor man's hearth, A beacon-light to other times !
And nakedness no longer
Lay couch'd on the cold earth.
For her, in many a cottage
A morning prayer was said,
And infancy and dotage
Bade bless the Royal Maid.
Her soul's untaught perfections
Fled to the humble dome, That haunts a sick man's dream.
For food to the affections An hour of hard mischances,
They could not find at home. A lazar house of sin, Where wickedness enhances
Yet Heaven at last regarded The griefs that grow therein.
Affection's weary void, The cottage and the palace
And her kindly heart rewarded Alike are doom'd to woe;
With a friend, who was her pride. But in the royal chalice,
A spirit rear'd by nature, The bitterest waters flow.
In the same genial zone, In the palace and the cottage,
That seem'd in every feature Vices in ambush lie;
Reflected from her own. Yet vice's royal fruitage
'Twas love, 'twas joy, 'twas duty ; May soonest tempt the eye.
But ah! it soon was past;
The rainbow in its beauty,
Oh! woe for the lov'd lady, "Twas too intense to last.
Her hopes were at the height; My tears are for the woman,
She ween'd that fate was ready
To give a king to light.
The grave became her throne,
Aye, and the worm the sister
Of her and of her son.
There fell one glimpse of love,
And strong affection beaming Oh! woe unto our Isle,
A sunlight from above. For famine, fire, and slaughter
God bless the widow'd stranger, Had tled before her smile.
Who stayed her weary head The poor man's star arising,
In her extremest danger, The star so seldom seen,
When all but pain had fled. To glad his cold horizon,
Ten hundred thousand sisters The poor man's promis'd queen. In England had been found With love that gladness borrows
To sooth the sad disasters From the work it has begun,
That fell so fast around. She would have scann'd his sorrows,
Ten hundred thousand mothers And rais'd him up to man.
Had watch'd beside her bed ; Years of alloyless glory,
Ten hundred thousand fathers The golden age again,
Have wept the lady dead. The theme ot proudest story
Had been our Charlotte's reign.
THE POOR MAN'S LABOUR.
(By the late John Philpot Curran.). And then, one happy nationi,
My mother sigh'd—the stream of pain No yoke but love to bear,
Flow'd fast and chilly o'er her brow; Like Eden's new creation,
My father pray'd, nor pray'd in vainHad flourished free and fair.
Sweet mercy cast a glance below! Oh! woe for gentle woman
Mine husband dear, the sufferer cried, So beautiful in form,
My pains are o'cr ; behold your son ! In loveliness so beaming,
Thank heaven, sweet partner, he replied, So patient in the storm !
The poor boy's labour's then begun. In man's tempestuous weather
Alas ! the hapless life she gave, An anchor firmly cast,
By fate was doom'd, to cost her own, The link that binds together
For, soon she met an early grave, The future and the past.
Nor stay'd her partner long alone. In love so pure, so ardent,
They left their orphan, here below, To shelter man from wrong,
A stranger wild, beneath the sun, So faithful, and so fervent,
This lesson sad, to learn, from woeIn peril's hour so strong.
The poor man's labour's never done. She cannot be a stranger
No friendly voice, of pious care, To woes she counts her own,
My childhood's devious steps to guide, Yet there is many a danger
Or bid my vent'rous youth, beware, That she must meet alone.
The griefs, that smote, on every side; Oh! yes there is a season
Still, 'twas a changing round of woe, Of hopes, and loves, and fears,
Woe, never ending, still begun, In its result the reason
That taught my bleeding heart, to know, Of blessedness or tears.
The poor man's labour's never done. Amid a glorious vision
Soon dies the fault'ring voice of tame, Death enters in by stealth,
The vows of love, too warm to last, In the littercst derision
And friendship! what a faithless dreanı! Of beauty and of health.
And wealth's! how soon the glare is past ! Like an invader rushing
But sure, one hope remains to save ; Resistlessly, and wild,
The longest course must soon be run, And by one conquest crushing
And, in the shelter of the grave, The mother and the child.
The poor man's labour must be done.
LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE.
noticed, that the volume is illustrated with The second volume of the Memoirs of twenty-seven engravings, several of which the Wernerian Natural History Society con do honour to our artists. tains a great variety of curious and interest. Of the papers above enumerated, several ing papers, the subjects of which we shall of the most important are contained in the lay before our readers under distinct heads. second part of the volume, which is just METEOROLOGY.--Observations made in published. The account of the Greenland Greenland in 1811 and 1812, by Mr Scores or Polar Ice, by Mr Scoresby, may be parby. On the coincidence in the pressure of ticularly mentioned : it is illustrated by a the atmosphere, in different latitudes, at map of the state of the ice about two years nearly the same time; by the Right Hon. ago, before the great breaking up of the icy Lord Gray. HYDROGRAPHY.On the barrier, which has given rise to the voyage state of the Polar Ice, by Mr Scoresby. On in search of a north-west passage, about the tendency to filling up in the German to be once more undertaken. It is exceedOcean, by Mr Stevenson, engineer. CHE- ingly to be regretted, we think, that this USTRY-Analyses of magnetic iron-ore undertaking has not been confided to a per. from Greenland, and of a new species of son so eminently qualified as Mr Scoresby. Isad-ore from India; by Dr Thomson, of The descriptions of new or rare British Glasgow. Analysis of pearl-spar, by M. Fishes, by the late Colonel Montagu, acHisinger , and of native iron from Lead- companied with coloured figures, may be hals, by Mr Dacosta. ZOOLOGY.-Ac- considered as the last contribution of that cunt of some new or rare British Fishes, distinguished naturalist to the illustration and also of British Sponges, by Colonel of the natural history of his country, havMontagu. Description of a Swordfish kill. ing been received by the Society only a very ed in the Firth of Forth ; observations on short time before his death. the genus Squalus of Linnæus ; and on Edinburgh, Jan. 12. eproboscideous and oestrideous insects, by Dr Leach, of the British Museum. Contri. RECENT accounts from Malta state, that butions to the British Fauna, by Dr Fle- the Weymouth store-ship, Mr Turner, had ning. On the genus Falco of Linnæus, by sailed from that island for Tripoli, to receive Mr Jaines Wilson. On the Colymbus on board the curiosities collected at Lebida, Immer, by Dr Edmondston. On the Irish (the site of the ancient Carthage,) and des: Testacea, by Captain Brown. On the struc- tined for the Prince Regent. They are reture of the cells in the combs of bees and presented as highly curious, consisting of rasps, and on the causes of organization, massy columns of porphyry, statuary, and by Dr Barclay. MINERALOGY.-On the other fragments of ancient art. This cola mineralogy of the Pentland Hills; on the lection has been made under the direction geognosy of the Lothians ; on conglorne- of Captain Smith, who has been some rated of brecciated rocks ; on porphyry; time employed in surveying the African and mineralogical observations and speculations, by Professor Jameson. Geological
The first number of a selection of Spaaccount of the Campsie Hills, by Colonel nish plays, with the title of Teatro Espanol, Imrie. Description of Tinto, and of the will immediately appear. This selection Cartlane Craig in Lanarkshire, and of Ra- will comprise the most esteemed plays of Tensheugh in East Lothian, by Dr Mac- Lope de Vega, Calderon, Terso de Molina, knight. On the rocks in the neighbour. Moreta, Roxas, Solis, 'which will be fola hood of Dundee ; on those near St An. lowed by the productions of recent writers, drews; and on the Red Head in Forfar. as Moratin, Cruzy, Cano, &c. ; the whole shire, by Dr Fleming. On the Ochil Hills
, illustrated by occasional notes, and preby Charles Mackenzie, Esq. Mineralogi- ceded by an Historical Account of the Spacal observations in Galloway, by Dr Grier- nish Drama, and Biographical Sketches of
the authors. A history of the proceedings of the So A series of Select Views in Edinburgh, ciety, from its origin to the present time, is etched by Mr P. Gibson, have just appearsubjoined ; and also an index to both the ed. They exhibit several interesting pros8to volumes, the Society, it is understood, pects which have presented themselves intending in future to publish their Me during the improvements now in progress moirs in the 4to form. It may also be in that city, and are excompanied withe
historical and explanatory letter-press, form- thor of the discovery of the fact, that an ing altogether an elegant 4to volume. explosion of inflammable gas will not pass
Mr Rees Price, Member of the Royal through tubes and apertures of small die College of Surgeons, has in the press a mensions. translation of the Memoirs of the celebrated 2. That Mr G. Stephenson was not the Dr Galès, of Paris, on the efficacy of Sul- first to apply that principle to the construcphurous Fumigation in Cutaneous Affec- tion of a safety-lamp-none of the lamps tions, Chronic Rheumatism, Gout, Para- which he made in the year 1815 having lytic and Scrophulous Affections, &c. It been safe ; and there being no evidence will be illustrated by several coloured en even of their having been made on that gravings, a plan of an pparatus for apply. principle. ing the sulphurous acid gas, 120 cases, 3. That Sir H. Davy not only discoverand copious observations by the translator. ed, independently of all others, and with
Early in the spring of 1818, the copper out any knowledge of the unpublished explates and their impressions, the property periments of the late Mr Tennant, on flame, of the late Messrs Boydell, will be sold by the principle of the non-communication of auction in London. This collection, the explosion, through a small aperture, but largest ever brought to the hammer, con that he has also the sole merit of having sists of upwards of 5000 copperplates, en first applied it to the very important purgraved after the most capital pictures of the pose of a safety-lamp, which has evidently first-rate masters of the various schools of been imitated in the latest lamps of Mr painting; among which are above 900 from Stephenson. the Italian school ; 400 from the German;
Jos. Banks, P. R. S. nearly 200 fro the Flemish ; about 300)
WILLIAM THOMAS BRANDE. from the Dutch ; above 800 from the
CHARLES HATCHETT. French; and about 2500 from the Eng
W. H. WOLLASTOX. lish. The catalogue of this immense stock
THOMAS YOUNG. will be published with all speed.
As St Andrew's Day fell this year on Sunday, the Royal Society held their an. A volume in 12mo. entitled, De Linguá nual meeting on Monday the 1st Decem- latina colenda, et Civitate latina fumdandá, ber, when the President, Sir Joseph Banks, liber singularis, has appeared at Toulouse. after a very able speech on the determina It is indeed a singular book. The author, tion of an invariable Standard of Linear who is a Spaniard, devoted to the ecclesiasMeasure, presented, in the name of the tical profession in France, proposes to the Society, the gold medal, callel Sir Godfrey great Sovereigns assembled in Congress, to Copley's mexal, to Captain Henry Kater, found a Latin, free, and Hanseatic city, to for his Experiments for determining the belong to all the nations of Europe. The Length of the Pendulum vibrating Seconds plan may secm extravagant and difficult of in the Latitude of London.
execution ; but at least it is explained in a A meeting was held at Newcastle on the novel and original manner. 8th of November, for the purpose of rem By an ordinance of the 15th October, nerating Mr George Stephenson for his the following patents for inventions or imsafety-lamp, when the following resolution provements have been granted :was adopted :
To M. Plant, for the construction of car. “ That it is the opinion of this meeting, riages with rescrvoir naves. that Mr George Stephenson having disco Ollivier, for mechanical shoe-making. vered the fact, that the explosion of hydro Lotz and Simon, for plate iron chimneys. gen gas will not pass through tubes and George, for a geo-celestial globe, to faciapertures of small dimensions, and having litate the teaching of geography and astrobeen the first to apply that principle in the nomy. construction of a safety-lamp, is entitled to Abellard, for an apparatus for cooling a public reward.”
liquids, called by him refrigerant. The investigation of this claim was un Navier, jun. for a windmill with hori. dertaken by some of the most eminent sci, zontal sails. entific characters, who, at a mceting held Dubochet, for the refining of common on the 20th November, at the house of the salt or muriate of soda. venerable President of the Royal Society, Dunnage and Marshall, for silk fur hats. (who himself took the chair,) agreed to and Sauvage de Saint Mare, for re-acting subscribed the following resolutions : cylinders, applicable to various machines.
We, having considered the evidence pro Thory, for a harmonic harp. duced in various publications, by Mr Ste Jallade Lafond, for trusses for ruptures, phenson and his friends, in support of his which he calls renirigrades. claims, and having examined his lamps, Cochot, Brunet, and Gagnot, for a meand inquired into their effects in explosive chanical lamp, called a la Cochint. inixtures, are clearly of opinion,
Mayman, for a portable apparatus for 1. That Mr G. Stephenson is not the au. distilling.