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157 garments roll'd in blood, the thunder of the Yet, matchless as in life, the spell Captains, and the shouting.” One of Kor. Loves on that pallid lip to dwell; ner's poems is a “Farewell to Life," com- And still the soul's immortal glow posed on the night of June 17, 1813, while Is radiant on thy dazzling brow. he lay desperately wounded, in a wood, Soft be thy slumbers, soft and deep, without belp, and "thought to die." Till start thy people from their sleep; The Preface simply mentions that the Duke Till thousand beacons, blazing bright,

of Mecklenburgh Schwerin, as a testimony Shake their wild splendours on the night; of respect for ihis distinguished youth, de- Till on the mountain-breeze's wing, sired that be should be buried in the Ducal The shout of War thy Landsturm dling : vault; but Korner's companions in arms had And gleams in myriad hands the sword, already chosen a grave for him under an So deep in old Invasion gor'd. oak, near which, we believe, he fell. The God is the guide !---thro' woe, thro' fear, Duke then did all that remained to princely Rushes his chariot's high career ; regret, set apart the surrounding space of God is the guide !---thro' night, thro' storm, forty yards for his perpetual memorial, Speeds his resistless angel's form; encircled it with masonry, and raised over And red in many a doubtful fight, the body a monument bearing a sword and Our fathers' swords carved out their right, lyre, wreathed with an oaken garland.

And still thro'field, and fire, and flood,

We'll seal the proud bequest with blood, Translated from the German of Theodore Korner. And give our babes the boon they gave,-

The glory of a Freeman's grave.

Bring, spirit, bring the splendid day,
That sees our ancient banners play:

Then shall be heard the trumpet-tone, “ Treu hingst du deinem alten Fursten an.”

Where all is silent now, and love :
TOFER! in thy bold bosom glowed From forest deep, from unsuno'd vale,
A stream as pare as ever flowed

Shall gleam the sudden flash of mail;
Beneath a prince's plume ;

Sudden along the grey hill's side, Nor ever warrior's nobler toil,

Shall proud and patriot squadrons ride; In battle for bis native soil,

Keen as his mountain eagle, there Shed glory round his tomb.

Shall bound the fatal Tirailleur ; Rous'd by thy horn from cot and fold,

There swift as wind, the dark bussar

Wheel his broad sabre for the war:
From forest glen, and rocky hold,
With heart and eye of flame ---

And mountain nook and cavern'd glen
Like rushings of the mountain food,

Give up their hosts of marshal'd pien. Like lightning from the rifted cloud,

Then, Form of Love ! no longer sleep:

Thine be it on the gale to sweep,
Thy band of brothers came.

With Seraph smile, with Seraph power,
And now that heart's rich tide is chill, To lighten on our gloomy hoor,
Thai horn is silent on the bill,

To bid the fainting land be wise,
The gallant chase is done ;

With wisdom from thy native skies ;
Scatter'd and sunk the mountain band Give the strong leart, the hero-will,
Throw the lov'd rifle from their hand,
The soul of fight is gone!

Angel! and yet Protectress still.
But God is all.---Vain warrior-skill,
Vain the high soul, the nighty will,
Before the word of heaven :---

From the New Monthly Magazine
The belm that on the chieftain's brow
Flasb'd fire against the morning's glow,

His blood may dim at ev'n.
Yet, Hofer! in that hour of ill

Ho has not marlı'd op infant's chert.
Tbine was a brighter laurel still
Than the red field e'er gave ;

How soon their home the exiles srek,
The crown, immortal Liberty

As new-born joy his grief beguiles ?
Gives to the few that dare to die
And seek her in the grave.

Thus from the Rose's tender flower,

When beams the Sun's ewliv'ning ray, Who saw, as levell’d the chasseur

The last dear relics of the shower
His deadly aim, the shade of fear

The dew-drop's self is borpe away.
Pass o'er the hero's brow?
Who saw his dark eyes' martial gaze

Thus, if perchance with idle skill
Turu from the muskel's volley'd blaze

Soine baod should touch th'Eolian lyre, That laid bim calm and low?

One moment's pause the mind they fill,

Then fade, forgotten, and expire.
On Raucu's Bust or

But should the Vinstrel chance to fing

Some notes endear'd by days gone by,
QUEEN LOUISA OF PRUSSIA. The ear still listens for the string,

The bosom still returns the sigh.
Translated from Korner's Poems.

Thus there are wounds which haughty pride,
COW lovely still, though now no more, Which proud disdain inflicts on man,

Tears which, as soon as shed are dried, No more thine eye, of humid blue,

And griefs that live their narrow span, Beams like the star through evening dew : Forsid alike to beam and weep,

As April sun, as April shower, Those orbs are clos’d in marble sleep,

Aliernate empire hold op highThose braids in moveless marble twine ; As fades the dew-drop from the Power, Princess! thy throne is now thy shrine. So griefs alternate live and die,




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But tell me ye who e'er have known

If 't was reality he felt...
The pangs of disappointed love,

Had Shakspeare's self amidst you been, Whose bud of Hope is overblown,

Friends, he had seen you melt,
What joys can your regrets remove ! And triumph'd to have seen!
In vain shall mimic Fancy weave

And there was many an hour
A garland form’d of every flower,

Of blended kindred fame,
In vain each op’ning blossom breathe

When Siddons' auxiliar power
Some new born odour every hour.

Aud Sister Magic came.
The image of the long lost maid

Together at the Muse's side

Her Tragic Paragons bad grown-
Shall Memory's mirror still reveal,
The lover's vow still unrepaid,

They were the children of her pride,

The columns of her throne.
Each wish denied that Love can feel.

And undivided favour ran
For know, whate'er hath been the past, From heart to heart in their applause--
So shall the memory of it be,

Save for the gallantry of Man,
And as gay Joy's impressions last,

In lovelier Woman's cause.
So also those of Misery.

R. D.

Fair as some classic dome
August, 1817.

Robust and richly grac'd,
Your Kemble's spirit was the home

Of Genius and of Taste--
From the European Magazine.

Taste, like the silent dial's power,

That, when supernal light is given,

Can measure Jaspiration's hour,
Author of the Pleasures of Hope," &c.

And tell its height in Heaven.

At once ennobled and correct,
RIDE of the British Stage,

His mind survey'd the Tragic page ;

And what the Actor could effect,
Whose image brought th' heroic age

The Scholar could presage.
Reviv'd to Fancy's view.

These were bis traits of worth---
Like fields refresh'd with dewy light,

And must we lose them now?
When the Sun smiles his last,

And shall the scene no more shew forti
Thy parting presence makes more bright His sternly pleasing brow ?
Our memory of the past.

Alas! the moral brings a tear--And Memory conjures feelings up,

"Tis all a transient hour below, That wine or music need not swell,

And we that would detain thee bere
As high we lift the festal cup,

Ourselves as fleetly go.
To“ Kemble, Fare thee well."

Yet shall our latest age
His was the spell o'er hearts,

This parting scene review... Which only Acting lends--

Pride of the British Stage,
The youngest of the Sister Arts,

A long and last Adieu !
Where all their beauty bleods.
For ill can Poetry express

From the Monthly Magazine.
Full many a tove of thought sublime ;
And Painting, mate and motionless,

Steels but one glance from Time.

BY HENRY NEELE. But, by the mighty Actor brought,

Tune---“ My Peggy is a young thing." Hlusion's wedded triumphs come.-Verse ceases to be airy thought,

THE heart's a sweet but mild flow'r, And Sculptare to be dumb. Time may again revive,

With a little care, 'twill blossom fair, But ne'er efface the charm;

With a little care, beyond compare ; When Cato spoke in him alive,

But, oh! when once the tender bod Or Hotspur kindled warm.

Has felt the nipping blast, What soul was not resign'd entire

It inay linger for a moment,
To the deep sorrows of the Moor ?

But its beauty fades at last.
What English heart was not ou fire,
With him at Agincourt ?

If the worm, that feeds in secret,

Is at the fair flow'r's root, And yet a majesty possess'd

The only way the foe to slay,
His transport's most impetuous tone,

Is to pluck the root itself away:
And to each passion of his lieart
The Gracos gave their zone.

So secret grief will prey upon
High were the task---too high,

The fibres of the heart; Ye conscious bosoms here,

And you must tear the life away In words to paint your memory,

Before you find the smart.
Of Kemble and of Lear.

Then, all that grief can utter
But who forgets that white discrowned head, Is wept o'er the remains,
Those bursts of Reason's half-extinguish'd In many a tear, as pure and clear

As ever dropt from Pity's sphere :
Those tears upon Cordelia's bosom shed,

Yet what avails the flow'r, when ouce Io doubt more touching than despair ?

The ground its beauties strew,

Though its wither'd leaves may glitter * Recited after the Dinner on occasion of

With the morning's brightest dem! Mr. KEMBLE'S Retirement from the Siage. Kentish-Town, June 28, 1817.

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London Lilerary and Philosophical Intelligence,


She thiaks not of her loving boy

But I remember well her kiss.
Sept. 1817.

A. T. P.

W of ,

From the London Literary Gazette,


HEN first I measured with my goat,
My infant heart began to doat

Wo lovely Chloe's eyes of blue.
Een then I thought her form so fair

It seem'd of more than mortal birth; Her voice, her smile, her winning air

To bought could be compar'd on earth. Her heart a mountain shepherd bless'd

Ere I had words to tell my love ; Yet something in my looks express'd,

I too could fond and faithful prove. For once she said " Go simple boy”

And press'd upon my lips a kiss--" You still with Love may safely toy;.

Youth guarded from his paids and bliss." At length, alas ! I've reach'd that state,

Wheo map begins to love in truth--Where many stormy passions wait

To chase the peaceful scenes of youth. Still Chloe's days are days of joy,

Forming her shepherd's only bliss ;

From the Monthly Magazine.

THOSE chords are the reins of my soul,
Like a courser that bends to control,
Through the turnings and windings of song:
With the dance of those fingers

My spirits are glad,
But, when the sound lingers,

They droop and are sad ;
for the gloom of my spirit, or summer shine,
Sorceress, follow that spell of thine!
To many a vision enwrought,

From the spindle of phantasy bright,
Those notes were the wings of my thought,
And thou hast directed their tlight:
The city's rattle,

Or mead and flower;
The roar of the battle,

Or lady's bower;
Each has arisen to Fancy's eye,
While thou the enchantress sat charming by.

Aug. 1817.



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five species, engraved on wood by Willis: to mittee of the House of Commons appoinud to ish Birds, with the Provincial Names for each, consider of the means of preventing the mis- &c. by T. Forster, is just published. chief arising from explosion on board Steainboats are as follows:

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London Literary and Philosophical Intelligence.

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were descending in the diving bell, some Bridge, that Mr. Stevenson was induced, in accident occurred, and the signal to be drawn 1815 and 1816, to extend his observations to up not being understood by the men above, that river hy a train of experiments from about two out of the three were opfortunately opposite to Billingsgate all the way to Graves. drowned; the one who was saved made his end. Opposite to the gates of the London escape from under the bell, which the others Docks the waters of the Thames were found were unable to effect: as soon as recovered to be perfectly fresh throughout ; at Blackthe bodies were taken to the surgery, and wall, even in spring tides, the water was means used to restore animation, but unbap- found to be only slightly salide : at Woolwich pily without effect.

the proportion of salt water increases, and ANIMAL MAGNETISY.---This quackery has so on to Gravesend. But the strata of salt and gone to such a pitch upon the Continent, that fresh water is less distinctly marked in the

“ Society of Magnetism” has been formed, Thames than in any of those rivers in which and a prospectus issued at Paris, of a quarter- Mr. Stevenson has hitherto had an opportunily publication of their “ Memoires," at the ty of making observations. These inquiries price of eight francs a Number!!

be means to extend to most of the principal The Tavistock Canal, forming a commu- rivers in the kingdom. From the series of obnication between the town of Tavistock and servations made at and below London Bridge, the river Tamar was opened on the 24th of compared with the river as far up as Kew and June. It was commenced in 1802, and has Oxford, Mr. Stevepson is of opinion that the cost about 70,0001. The Duke of Bedford waters of the Thames seldom chaoge, but are who is the proprietor of one eighth of the con- probably carried up and down with the tarn cern, has very liberally contributed to its of the alternate tides for an indefinite period, support, by giving to the Company the whole which, in his opinion, may be one, if not the of the land through which the canal is cut. principal cause of the extreme softness of the Though its level is about 280 feet above that waters of the Thames. of the Tamar, it runs for a mile and three Mr. Stevenson has made similar experiments quarters in a tunnel cut under Morweh Down on the rivers forth anıl Tay, and at Loch Eil, at the depth of 450 feet from the sumınit of where the Caledonian Canal joins the Western the hill.

Ocean. The aperture of Curran Ferry, for The late Mr. RICHARD LOVELL Edgeworth the tidal waters of that loch, being small comis said to have left some memoirs of bis life, pared with the surface of Loch Eil, which which will soon be given to the public. forms the drainage to a great extent of coun

A translation of Orfila's Elementary Trea- try, it occurred to Mr. Stevenson that the watise of Chemistry will shortly appear.

ter of the surface must have less of the saline A gentleman of Bristol is about to publish, particles than that of the bottom. He accordfroin authentic sources, a Narrative of the ly raised water froin the surface at the anLife of Carabon, the extraordinary female chorage off Fort William, and found it to be impostor, who recently appeared in the neigh- 1008,2; at the depth of pine fathoms, 1025,57 bourhood of that city.

at the depth of 30 fathoms in the central parts The eighth Edition of Dr. Chalmers's Dis- of the loch, 1027,2; indicating the greater courses, is now in the Press. Since February specific gravity, consequently more of the last, between 10 and 17,000 Copies of this saline parts as the depth of the water is inpopular work has been printed ; a satisfacto- croased. ry indication, that in these favoured realms

Shortly will appear a new edition of the the spirit of piety and religion maintains a Abridgement of Ainsworth's Latin Dictionary, blessed ascendancy even in times of laxity, in- revised by J. Carey, LL. D. povation, and scrpticisin.

Madame Genlis, of revolutionary and literaAt a late meeting of the Royal Society of ry celebrity, lately retired to a Convent of Edinburgh, a paper by Mr. STEVENSON, civil Carmelites, but growing weary of solitude, engineer, on the operation of the waters of she left the Convent after a few days, and rethe ocean and of the river Dee in the basin or turned to her family. harbour of Aberdeen was read. It appears The favourite project of Napoleon, for in. that the author in the month of April 1812, proving the harbour of Dieppe, upon which with the aid of an instrument of which he er- undertaking more than 2,000 men were emhibited a drawing, raised salt water from the ployed, until his banishment to Elba, is now bottom while the surface was quite fresh, and renewed with spirited activity: Last Satur. that he has satisfactorily ascertained that the day 300 meo were engaged, and 700 more will tidal or salt waters keep in a distinct stratum be employed. The Authorities at Dieppe or layer under the fresh water of the river have contracted to finish the excavations in Dee. This anomaly in regard to the salt and five weeks. fresh waters appears in a very striking man The picture of Dawn, representing Capid ner at Aberdeen, where the fall of the Dee is and Psyche, has been purchased by the Count such as to cause the river waters to run down of Sommaravi, for 30,000 francs. with a velocity which seems to increase as the The Dey of Tripoli has presented the Prince tide rises in the barbour, and smoothes the bed Regent with such remains of antiquity as are of the river. Tliese observations show that moveable at Lebyda, which is famous for be. the salt water insinuates itself under the fresh, ing the site of Carthage. The Weymouth and that the river is lifted bodily upward ; storesbip, Mr. Turner commanding, is now on thus producing the regular effect of flood and her voyage thither, for the purpose of receive ebb tide in the basin, while the river contin- ing and carrying to England' those ancient nes to tlow downward with a current which monuments which are represented as highly for a time seems to increase as the tide rises. curious, and illustrative of that once splendid

These facts with regard to the continual capital. It is stated that the Dey has offered course of the Dee downward, present such a protection, as far as his authority extends, to contrast to the operation of the waters of the any European who is willing to attempt the Thames, as seen by a spectator from London journey from Tripoli to Tombactoo.

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peared from the pleasing and proli- sınart quips with as many happy turns of fic pen of Madame de Genlis, whose ge- expression or bon mots, will introduce to nius seems to resemble more than any every company of that amusing city, the lady's of our acquaintance, that of the admired mortal who possesses the faculty accomplished Scheherazade, whose in- of being neat or epigrammatic in convervention saved her head under a tyranny sation, and above all in what we are apt almost as odious and sanguinary as that to consider the most useful property in of the French Revolution, from which old nurses, relating little fables for the our fair authoress had also the good for- entertaintment of circling auditors. In tune to escape. These Tales are five in England a certain degree of reputation number, and we can assure the writer, may indeed be formed from Joe Miller that, were we even as severe in our criti- and his modern imitators ; the pun oft cal chair as the Arabian Sultan was cruel repeated, the jest an hundred times told, on his despotic throne, we should feel the brief anecdote rendered long and the our resentment equally disarmed,and our sharp repartee made dull by immemorial resolution to decapitate, (or according to usage-ihese are the stock in trade of a the reviewing phrase, “cut up") the few unfortunate witlings among us, and narrator still more largely postponed than serve them as species of passports into from night to morning by the gratifica. parties which are denominated literary, tion we have received from her agreeable because they neither drivk punch por exertions.

play at whist; and informed, because the The talent for story-telling is one names of the newest authors are heard which the French cultivate more sedu- intermixed with relations of the newest lously and successfully than we do. With scandal. But still we are only plodding them it is not only beneficial in the clos. at an immense distance behind our Gal. et, but of eminent advantage in society. lic neighbours. They meet often and In the coteries of Paris, the best Racon- professedly as children gather round a teur is the leading person of the evening kitchen fire, to recite and bear tales of the observed of all observers--the ghost or fairy, of love or murder, of fatal ATHENEUM. Vol. 2.

intrigue or suceessful gallantry, of moral

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