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town and country, as on that and the An East wind however it may eight preceding nights of his per- shake your nerves is not so illa formance. From the exhibition of wind as to blow nobody good. I much grace of action, and feeling rouses the frame, which at firs in the play, he descended to display, shivers under it, to a consciousnes with fidelity, the uptaught Irish hay of lively sensibility. It awaken: maker in the afterpiece.
torpor to vivacity.
It furnishes 31 At the close of the performance, man with a portable thermometer he addressed the audience in the which he can no more lose than following lines :
drop his own bones out of his body
It improves the charms of a fianne Ye honour'd friends, whose praise waistcoat, a Welch wig, a warm
has cheer'd my breast When in the robes of mimic grandeur great coat, and a snug place in the dressed,
chimney corner. It gives by deep Now undisguis'd behold your townsman felt contrast more genial freshness stands,
and softness and balmy fragranet To ask a kind redemption at your hands; to the breezes from the west. Anxious to tell, tho' poor in words and
presents by its influence on the weak, What the heart feels: but not the tongue over sensitive and testy appearances can speak ;
50 ridiculously impatient and de Anxious to all to pay the tribute due, plorable that it isimpossible for even But most of all, Salopian Fair to you- sympathetic tenderness not to be To you, ye bright approvers of this roused by them to merriment. I
cause, For beauty's smile surpasses all
teaches us to take care of our health
by convincing us how easily tha! And this believe.- howe'er the actor may be shaken. It heighters goes
(woes; the eagerness of our expectation Thro' various scenes of coumtefeited for the genuine summer of June, ans Tho' now midst Scotia's hills a youth renders the delights of that month
obscure ; Now in the courts of princely Elsineur; doubly dear to us when they artire. Tho' now, Sicillia's youthful Lord, he Above all it furnishes matter of con
dolence, carping and complaint të In love-cross’d anguish, thro’ Palermo's multitudes of persons woo cannc.
groves; Or if on Quito's blood-stain'd field you might otherwise deprive of subjects
live without them, and whom sprin: view The gen'rous chief expiring of Peru ! over which to mourn. Whate'er the place—whate'e the mi
The lines in the Calvary of Cum Still he's a true Salopian in his heart : And thus he prays—May every blessing tan are wonderfully expressive e
berland, put into the mouth of S His kind supporters in his native town.
self from him
Of whom thou art ? Come forth th: Few of our readers are in the
grisly King habit of considering the prevalence And tho to suitor of immortal muuld of an east wind as among the “ com- Thy refuge be denied, yet at my call, forts of life.". If they can be per- | Thy fathers' call come forth and suaded of the truth of the following
[slimpse positions they may set it down for Thou gaunt anatomy with one skor the future as among the very
Of those dry bones in which alone best peace .
[sigh ef luxuries.
And that oblivious sleep for which i
AN EAST WIND.
no man more eminently possesses the Will not some pitying earthquake art of eminding a well formed woman gulph me down
of her own importance. To where the everlasting fountains A lady of the first rank and quality, sleep,
(slake saw in the house of a devotee to fashion, That in those watry caverns I might some elegant shoes of various colours, These fires, that shrivel my parch'd shapes, and decorations, and of a physenews up.
siognomy interesting beyond descripOh for pity
tion. "Oh Lud!” she exclaimed to her Grant me a moment's interval of ease friend, “I amdelighted with your exquiArenging angry Deity. Draw back site taste in the article of shoes I am in Thy red right hand, that with the light- an extacy at the sigbt--What a beautiful ning arm'd
(blood pair of shoes are those fawn-coloured Thrust to my heart makes all my boiling kid, laced on the instep with silvered Hiss in my veins.
leather, elastic soles and heels...and how
delightfullyhandsome those glossywhite The King shortly after his accession satin slippers and silver spangles.”— to the throne, walking one morning into the inimitable Shoemaker is sent for, his library, found one of the librarians and attends-He is bonoured with an asleep in a chair. With that good tem- introduction-assumes the man of fashpered condescension & familiarity that ion, and excels the courtier in polite. so much distinguish him, he stepped ness. “ Your ladyship has the most up softly to him, and gave him a slight elegant foot and ancle in the universe, slap on the cheek; the sleeper clapt and it will be my pride to embellish the his hand on the place instantly, and with triumphant excellencies of your majes. his eyes still closed, taking the disturb. tic step.” The shoes are ordered for er of his nap for his fellow librarian, the same evening. In two hours they whose name was George, exclaimed, are brought home, and introduced as “Damn it George, let me alone, you the most elegant pink satin gala shoes, are always doing one foolish trick or with gold rosettes, whose appearance another."
in the ball-room will ravish the senses.
The price only 24 shillings. They arri. THE LONDON SHOEMAKER.
ved at six o'clock, were admired till See you that elegant chariot which, eight, put on at nine, worn until bed. in rapid flight, skims like a swallow, time, and laid aside in the morning by the surface of the street ? Who do you the maid. Enchanted with her purchase think thus drives along in this dashing the lady is anxious again to appear in
them. style and equipage? It is a celebrated
She calls for her maid, and is Shoemaker, an all-accomplished son of told the shoes are useless, having been Crispin, a man of fashion and elegance, worn out when they were taken off a paragon of taste-who makes ladies:
“ Amazement ! distraction ? shock. shoes, of a colouring, quality, brilliancy, ing !-Run to his house, and let me eloquence, and poetry, beyond all com
hear the loss is not irreparable." "The petition or description. He never
polished shoemaker arrives." Madspeaks but in numbers-he breathes his ain!"-"Oh Sir, such an accident ! it amorous song, takes his measures as
is distressing beyond endurance ! my
!" zephyrs gather roses ; the Anacreon of shoes torn to pieces, unfit for use his trade, the Tibullus of the buskin,
-" Impossible-let me see-Ah, bless the Ovid of the last. This arbiter of pe- me! torn sure enough, and only to be dal taste and ornament, barely expends replaced by a new pair ! But how has 15001. a-year:
Is it not then an irre- it happened ? 'Tis beyond my concep. sistible proof of the excellent order of tion."-" Oh Sir,” the lady replies, things, when the scale of conditions is
“consider my loss."-" Consider, con80 well maintained, that a Shoemaker sider, why, Madam, they surely have can drive, full speed in his carriage, them ?"--- I walked in them but two
been ill used. How long did you weur through the western streets and squares of the metropolis, to receive the ladies' hours.--.." Walked in them, Madam,
be won. orders for shoes and sandals, from 20s. I walked. Oh then, it is not to 30s. a pair ? Our Shoemaker is a man dered at; why, Madam, those shoes unrivalled for his presence of mind, and were made only towear and not to walkin.
Fresh lustre is added to the English
character, by thie institution in London, i Le Sage's novel of Gil Blas has, by during the last month, of a society bear. the concurrent testimony of a century, ing the title of the Friends of Foreizası been determined to be the best produc-1 in Distress ; the design of which is ta tion of its kind ; and yet we have never administer relief, without distinction o possessed any translation of it which has profession, country, or religion, to ind. not created disgust by its obscenity and gent and distressed strangers, who are vulgarity. That which bears the name not entitled to parochial relief; or why, of Dr. Smoliet is a libel on his literary having obtained a settlement in this fame, and it is more than probable that country, may have a legal claim only ta he merely lent his name to it. A new a bare subsistance. translation has just been finished by Mr. No less than 145,840 persons have Smart, in which the numerous idioms of been vaccinated in India, between Sep. Le Sage have been carefully rendered, tember 1, 1802, and April 30, 1804.and in which the indelicacies of the The Rajah of Tanjore is a zealous suporiginal have been softened and adapted porter of it; and the Divan of Travanto the refined taste of the English pub- core has submitted to this process. Alic. This new translation will speedily mong those vaccinated were, Brakmins, appear, illustrated by one hundred ex- 4,141 ; Malabars, 41,306; Mahometars, quisitely beautiful engravings; and will 10,926. consequently be one of the most elegant books in our language.
Much has been lately said and writ Dr. Scott is preparing a new edition,
ten in Germany concerning the art of revised, and translated from the Ara- be cultivated in France. On this sub
memory, a study which also begins to bic MS. brought over by Mr. Montague, ject the celebrated astronomer M. de of the Arabian Night's Entertainments; Lalande bears testimony to the follow. with notes illustrative of the customs ing facts :“I have witnessed," says he, and manners of the country.
The ad. ditional tales, which have never been
“the extraordinary effects produced
on the memory by the method of M. translated, are said to be as interesting de Fenaigle; and as he took the pain as those with which we are acquainted to explain it to me, I was convinced The translations which have been pub- that it could not fail to produce such lished in this country, have been made effects. It is a fact equally importarit from the French version of M. Gallard, and extraordinary, that one of his puwho trusted to a verbal translator, being pils is able to repeat, in any order you himself ignorant of the Arabic language. please, and without the least mistake, The travels of Mr. Heriot through
a table of fifty cities in all parts of the Upper and Lower Canada, containing world, with the degrees of longitude particulars of the new colonization of and latitude in which they are situated; the former of these important provinces, whereas I, who have for sixty years dewill appear in the last decade of March, voted my attention to geography, can. and will challenge public curiosity, not less for the nevelty of its information, the case with chronology: in the As
not repeat four of them. The same is than for the beauty and variety of its nuaire I have inserted 240 dates from embellishments.
ancient and modern history, and M. de Dr. Percy, nephew of the bishop, is
Fenaigle's scholars repeat them all. I preparing a fourth volume of the Re do not think that the ablest historiogra. liques of Ancient English Poetry.
pher could teX ten of them. What sa Mr. Wordsworth, author of Lyrical astonishing aid in the study of geogra. Ballards, has ready for publication the phy and history! Orchard Pathway, a collection of poems. We have already stated, that the
The following subjects are proposed same power of artificial vecollection bas at Oxford for the Chancellor prizes for for many years been practised before the yearensuing, viz, For Latin ver. miscellaneous companies by a gentle. ses, Plata Fluvius ; for an English essay, man in London, who has never madde On Duelling:
any secret of his discovery, and who has Mr. Sotheby has finished a poem on promised to communicate its principle the subject of Saul, in eight books, in to an early number of the Monthly Ma
TO MY ARM CHAIR,
If such the joys thy gentle influence
showerge - Trov lov'd companion of my lonely Can the proud despot's tottering throne hours,
compare When Fortune frown'd and friends With thee, companion of my lonely were far away,
(powers, hours? Oft have I blest thee for thy soothing No ; o'er his head tho' Parian columns And fondly courted thy narcotic sway.
rise, Lull'd in thine arms I taste a pleasing
And lends the cot it's humble roof to calm, With eye lids clos'd, but thoughts He, on his throne, ’mid torturing anthat ever wake.
guish sighsO'er my wrapt senses steels an opiate I smile serene, and dream of bliss in balm,
[to ache. thee.
ray'd. Visions of sweet domestic joy arise, Ye Worthies, in trust for the School As peeps the Parsonage from the
and the Church, sheltering shade.
Pray hear me descant on the Virtues of
Birch. The laugh, the jest, the fleeting hours Though the Oak he the prince and beguile,
the pride of the grove, While heavenly Music's softening an emblem of pow'r, and the favorite charms combine
of Jove ; With friends who bring good humour's Though Phæbus with Laurel his temready smile,
ples have bound, And hearts which beat in unison And with chaplets of Poplar Alcides be with mine.
crown'd; Not with one wish imagination burns, Though Pallas the Olive has graced O’er proud ambition's slippery paths
with her choice, joice ; to roam,
And mother Cybele in Pines may re. True as the needle, to one point she Though Bacchus delights in the Ivy
[entwine ; The point comprising all I cher. And Venus her garlands with Myrtle ish-Home.
Yet the Muses declare, after diligent
search, No drowsy dullness o'er the powers of No tree can be found to compare with mind
the Birch. Thy soothing charms, my honour'd The Birch they aver, is the true tree chair diffuse ;
of knowledge, Oft in thy bosom, by my fire, reclin'd, Revered by each School, and remem. I weave the verse, and woo the play- bered at College. ful muse.
Though Virgil's fam'd tree may proBorne on her wing, 'mid fairy climes I
duce, as its fruit,
A crop of vain-dreams, and strange go, Tho'sad around me mourns the wint' Yet the Birch on each bough, on the
whims from each shoot'; ry gale, Crop Fancy's roses 'mid December's
top of each'switch,
Bears the essence of Grammar, the . snow,
eight parts of speech. And balmy Spring's ambrosial breeze
'Mongst the leaves is conceald more? inhale.
than memory can mention. If such the calm, when blest with thee, au cases, all genders, all forms of de I share
Nine branches were cropt by the hands | These twigs can the gates of Elysium of the Nine,
unfold, Each duly arranged in a parallel line, That Elysium of learning where pleas. Tied up in nine folds of a mystical string ures abound, And soak'd for nine hours in cold Hel. Those fruits that still flourish in classi icon's spring,
cal ground. Is a sceptre composed for a Pedagogue's Then if such be its virtues, we'll bo7 hand,
to the tree, Like the Fasces of Rome, a true badge And Birch, like the muses, immorta of command.
shall be. The sceptre thus finished, like Mo.
ses's rod, From Aints can draw tears, and give life to a clod.
CANZONET. Should darkness Egyptian, or ignorance spread
The sailor o'er ocean borne, Its clouds o'er the mind, or envelope His reck’ning lost, his canvas tom, the head,
While midnight shades involve the sky, This rod thrice apply'd puts the dark. Awaits the morn with anxious eye ; ness to flight,
Yet, should the well known polar light, Disperses the clouds and restores us to Thro' breaking clouds, burst forth u light,
sight, Like the Virga divina, 'twill find out His fears dispell'd, the joyful Tar the vein
Transported, hails his guiding star. Where lurks the rich metal-the gold of the brain.
Thus, tost on love's tempestuous sea Should genius a captive by Sloth be con- The darken'd prospect frowns on me; fined,
Within my bosom, dubious care, Or the witchcraft of pleasure prevail And woe-franght confortless despair
, o'er the mind,
(stroke Spread q'er my mind a sombre gloom, Apply but this magical wand—with a And seem to antedate my doom ; The spell is dissolv'd, the enchantment But yet, appears (tho' distant far) is broke.
Amidst the gloom, a little star. Like Hermes's rod, these few switches inspire
Hail cheering light! thy welcome ray Rhetorical thunder and poetry's fire,
Can drive these terrors far awayAnd if Morpheus our temples in Lethe It points to happier scenes of Joy: should steep,
No fears alarm, no cares annoy ; These switches untie all the fetters of Where tender hearts for ever prore, sleep.
The raptur'd bliss of mutual loveHere dwells strong conviction, of logic To follow thee, I'll nobly dare, the glory,
[ri ; And bless thy faithful guiding star. When 'tis used with precision a posterio. It promotes circulation, and thrills The charms of mind, of form and face, through each vein,
Those beauteous charms that Cels The faculties quickens, and purges the grace, brain.
Enkindle in my breast desire,
And tendrest wishes all inspire !
But, while these prompt me to obtair, cum wood. So luscious its juice is, so sweet are its Yet, modest hope, exulting spies twigs,
A friendly beam in Celia's eyes.
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