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And the light-house looks forth from Our motto is, in truth, the voice
Of Nature in the heart;
[delight. Nor is the wish by grace abhorr'd, Or the lode-star of Memory to hours of Or counted as a spot ;
Though, self-exiled, we sever Even the language of our Lord
From England for ever, afar; Is still Forget me not!' We'll make us a home and a country Within the heart his Spirit speaks And we'll build us a bower
The words of truth divine, Where stern Pride hath no power, And by its heavenly teaching seeks And the rod of Oppression our bliss
To make that heart a shrine. may not mar.
This is the still small voice' which all, We have broken our chains,-and the
In city or in grot, word is “ Away!"
May hear and live--its gentle call Then Ellen, my sweet one, look up "
Is— Man, forget me not!'
M and be gay!
THE HEART'S MOTTO-FOR
THE FOLLOWING INSCRIPTION IS IN How much thy words impart!
EXNING CHURCH. They seem as if designed to be
Stay, passenger, not ev'ry Calvarie The Motto of the Heart;
Can tell thee of such reliques as here Whose fondest feelings, still the same,
lie, Whate'er its earthly lot,
Here lies one that besides coat-armorie, Prefer alike this touching claim,
And other monumental braverie, And say— Forget me not!'
T'adorne his tombe, hath left the meThe soldier, who for glory dies,
morie However bright may seem
Of worth and virtue, Heav'n's heraldrie. The fame he wins in others' eyes, It was not fit a soul so richly drest .
Would own that fame a dream, Should want a robe of glory o'er the Did he not hope its better part
rest, Would keep him unforgot.
Which was put on, his cloaths of clay The chosen motto of his heart
left here, Is still— Forget me not!'
Till the last trumpet fit them for his The sailor, tost on stormy seas,
weare. Though far his bark may roam,
Francis ROBARTSON, Still hears a voice in every breeze Of Reiseaprice, in the County of That wakens thoughts of home.
March 1, 1657.
THE FOLLOWING MONUMENTAL INSCRIPThe sculptor, painter, while they trace
TION IS IN THE CROSS AISLE OF ENFIELD On canvas, or in stone,
Here lies interr'd
One that scarce err'd, His semblance and for what?
A virgin modest, free from folly, But that the thought which fills his A virgin knowing, patient, holy, mind
A virgin blest with beauty here, Is this Forget me not!'
A virgin crown'd with glory there; The poet, too, who, borne along
Holy virgins read and say,
We shall hither all one day. i In thought to distant time, Pours forth his jnmost soul in song,
Live well; yee must Holds fast this hope sublime !
Be turned to dust. He would a glorious name bequeath, To the precious Memorie of Anne Oblivion shall not blot,
Gery, daughter of Richard Gery, of And round that name his thoughts en. Bushmead, in the Covn' of Bedford, . wreath
Esquire, who died the 31st of August, The words— Forget me not! Ao. D'M. 1643,
"We ought not, like the spider, to spin a flimsy web wholly from our own magazine; but,
like the bee, visit every store, and cull the most useful and the best."-GREGORY.
THE IDLE APPRENTICE. The readers of “ Saturday Night” are THE FELLOW 'PRENTICES AT here presented with the first of a series
THEIR LOOMS. of the inimitable works of HOGARTA Proverbs, Chap. xxiii. Verse 21. that pupil-disciple—and worshipper
“The drunkard shall come to poverty, of nature. It is intended to engrave
and drowsiness shall clotbe a man with the whole of the popular productions
rags." of that great genius : an arrangement, we feel assured, our numerous readers
. Proverbs, Chap. x. Verse 4. will highly approve of. The series " The hand of the diligent maketh selected for the commencement, are rich." those of the Idle and Industrious Ap- At the time these twelve prints were prentices-subjects conveying great published, the business of a silk weaver moral information, and forcibly dis- was considered as much more respectplaying the sad effects of laziness, and able and important than it has been the happy consequences of integrity since the general fashion of wearing and industry.
V linen. The first view we have of the VOL. I.
two heroes of our history, is at the ITALIAN LITERATURE looms of their master, an inhabitant of Spitalfields. The assiduity of one of these young artisans is manifested in MEMOIR OF THE LIFE OF THE his countenance, and attention to the ITALIAN POET, TORQUATO business he is engaged in. Over his TASSO. head hang those two excellent ballads, Turn again Whittington, Lord Mayori (Continued from page 185.] of London, and The Valiant Apprentice. On the floor near him is the 'Prentice's Tasso being one day in company Guide, a book which our citizen pro- with the King of France, for in those bably presented to every young man days even kings did not disdain to see he had under his care, for we see the men of genius at their tables, asked same title on a mutilated volume at Tasso, “whom he judged superior to the feet of Mr. Thomas Idle, who being all others in happiness ?” Tasso imasleep, has dropped his shuttle, which mediately answered, “God." The king a cat is playing with. On the wall next desired to know his opinion in hangs the ballad of Moll Flanders, what men resemble God in his happiand very near him is a tobacco pipe* ness, whether by sovereign power, or and a porter pot; the somniferous by their capacity of doing good to qualities of these two narcotics have others. Tasso, who answered like a perhaps contributed to close his eyes. man, and not like a courtier, replied, His appearance is consonant to his “ That men could resemble God only by disposition; hair uncombed, collar un- their virtue.. In another conversation, buttoned, and worn out coat, are strong held before the king, by several learnindications of negligence and sloth. ed men, it was disputed, what condiWith angry eye, and cane lifted up, tion of life was most unfortunate. “In the master just entering the room seems my opinion," said Tasso, “the most very well disposed to cane him for his unfortunate condition, is that of an indolence and drowsiness; but these impatient old man depressed with habits are too strongly rooted to be poverty; for, (added he) the state of eradicated by chastisement,
that person is doubtless very deplorThus far is admirably thought, and able, who has neither the gifts of for. intelligibly depicted; but the delinea- tune to preserve him from want, nor tion, as far as regards the picturesque the principles of philosophy to support effect, is beneath critisism. The head himself under affliction.” The cardi. of Master Francis Goodchild, placed nal's legation being ended, Tasso rebetween two square posts, looks as turned with him to Ferrara, where he if it were stuck in the pillory; the applied himself to finish his Jerusalem, phisiognomy of Master Thomas Idle is and in the mean time he published his correctly correspondent with his de- “ Aminta,” a pastoral comedy, which praved character; but the introduction was received with universal applause. of such a number of angles and parallel This was considered as a master-piece lines as the scene demanded, the ar- in its kind, and is the original of the tist's eye could never have borne upon Pastor Fido and Filli di Sciro. Withany other principle than that given in out having felt that passion, it was his introductory declaration, " that the not easy to imagine Tasso could so prints were intended for use more than well paint the effects of love: hence it ornament."
began to be suspected, that like
another Ovid, he had raised his de• When a gentleman, whose industry and sires too high : and it was thought integrity have raised him to the rank of an Alderman of London, was apprentice, he one that in many of his verses he gave Sunday afternoon took a walk with several of hints to that effect. There were, at his friends to Islington. Considering smoking. the duke's court, where Tasso resided, as a manly accomplishment, be put a pipe in L his mouth. A respectable citizen, who knew
three Leonoras, equally witty and his master, meeting him in the fields, with a beautiful, though of different ranks. grave face accosted him as follows: "How The first was Leonora of Estè, sister now, Tom ! smoking tobacco! pray who was to the duke, who, having refused the your teacher? If you mean to be rich, unlearn it as fast as you can, for I never knew a man most advantageous matches, lived unworth a guinea who stuck a pipe in his mouth married with Lauretta, Duchess of before he was twenty,” “The d—-l you did Urbino, her eldest sister, who was not," replied the boy, “then I will never smoke another. He dashed his clay tube to the separated from her husband, and reground, and adhered to his resolution. sided at the court of her brother.
Herzling himiles, her bo
curtiers; and one of her
Tasso bad a great attachment for this Fain would I'view--but dare not lift lady, and he was honoured with her my sight esteem and protection. She was wise, To mark the splendour of her piercgenerous, and not only well read in . ing eyes ; elegant literature, but versed in many Her heavenly smiles, her bosom daz. sciences. All these perfections were
zling white, observed by Tasso, who was one of her Her nameless graces that the soul most zealous courtiers; and it appear. surprise. ing by his verses that he was attached to a Leonora, she was considered the ob- To thee I then direct my humble gaze; ject of his passion. The second Leo. To thee uncensur'd may my hopes nora given to Tasso for a mistress, was
aspire: the Countess of San Vitale, daughter Less awful are the sweets thy look of the Count of Sald, who at that time displays; lived at the court of Ferrara, and I view, and kindling as I view, depassed for one of the most accom
sire. plished women in Italy. Those who supposed Tasso would not presume to Tho' brown thy hue, yet lovely is thy lift his eyes to his master's sister, sup
frame; posed he loved this lady': it appeared (So blooms some violet, the virgin's : he had frequent opportunities of dis
care !) coursing with her, and that she had I burn, yet blush not to confess my been the subject of some of his verses.
flame, The third Leonora was a lady in the Nor scorn the empire of a menial service of the Princess Leonora of
fair. Estè. She was thought by some, the most proper object of Tasso's gallan
o's gallan. When we consider the privilege try. In the following verses he con- allowed poets, it seems difficult to defesses, that considering the princess termine in regard to Tasso's love! but too high for his hopes, he had fixed M. Mirabaud, in his Abregé de la Vie his affections upon her, whose con- du Tasse, or Abridgment of the Life of dition was more suited to his own:
Tasso, makes no scruple of fixing it on
the Princess Leonora. Tasso proVERSES.
ceeded with his Jerusalem, which he o con le Gratie eletta, e con gli
completed in the 30th year of his age;
but it was not published by bis own Amori,
authority: The public had already Fanciulla avventurosa :
seen several parts of it, sent into the A servir a colei, che Dia somiglia :
world by his patrons; but as soon as Poe che'l mio sguardo in lei mira, e
he had finished the last book, it was non osa,
sent into the world before he had time l' raggi e gli splendori,
to revise, or make those corrections E'l bel seren de gli occhi, e de le ciglia, Nè l'alta meraviglia,
such a work required. The success
of the poem' was prodigious : it was Che ne dis-copre il lampeggiar del riso;
translated into the Latin, French, Nè quanto ha de celeste il petto, e'l
Spanish, and even the Oriental lanvolto; Io gli occhi a te rivolto,
guages, almost as soon as it appeared: E nel tuo vezzosetto, e lieto viso
It is said that no such performance
raised its reputation so high, in so Dolcemente m'affiso.
short a period, before. The satisfacBruna sei tu, ma bella,
tion, which, in spite of his philosophy Qual virgine viola : e del tuo vago Sembiante io fi m'appago,
must naturally have been raised in his
bosom by the great applause which he Che non disdegno Signoria d’Ancella.
received at this time from the public, In English:
was soon disturbed by a melancholy
event. Bernardo Tasso, his father, O! by the Graces, by the Loves de- who had passed his old age in transigned,
quillity at Ostia upon the Po, the In happy hour [ enjoy an envied government of which had been place;
given him by the Duke of Mantua, fell Attendant on the fairest of her kind, sick, Tassó hastened to attend 'him, • Whose charms excel the charms of and scarce ever quitted his bedside, human race!
so great was his filial regard, during
the whole illness of his father; but, it was there so enclosed; which say. spite of all his attention, overcome enge dyvers men conjectured to be with age, and the violence of the dis- trewe, because that the bones of the temper, Bernardo, to the great afflic- said chylderne coud never be founde tion of his son, paid the unavoidable buryed nether in the Towre nor in no debt of nature. The Duke of Mantua, other place. who had a sincere regard for Bernardo, Another opinyon there is that they caused him to be interred, with great whiche had the charge to put them lo pomp, in the church of St. Egidius, at dethe, caused one to cry so sodayngly Mantua, and had this simple inscrip- treason, treason, wherewith the child. tion placed over his tomb :-( The bones erne beynge afered, desyred to knowe of Bernardo Tasso ).
what was best for them to do. And · Ossa Bernardi Tassi.
then they bad them hyde themselfe in [To be continued.]
a great cheste, that no man shulde fynde them, and if any body came into the chambre, they wolde say they were not there ; and accordynge as they
counselly'd them, they crepte bothe MURDER OF THE ROYAL CHIL
into the cheste, which anon after they DREN IN THE TOWER.
locked. And then they buryed that
cheste in a great pytte under a steyce, FROM RASTELL'S CHRONICLE.
which cheste was after cast into the But of the maner of the dethe of black depes, as is before saydt. this yonge kyrge and of his brother, there were dyvers opinyons. But the most comyn opinyon was that they were smoldery'd between two fetherbeddes, and that in the doynge the
ON THE GREATNESS AND MI
NUTENESS OF THE WORKS yonger brother escaped from under
OF NATURE. the fetherbeddes, and crept under the bedstede; and there lay naked awhyle,
BY DR. SHAW. tyll that they had smouldery'd the yonge kynge, so that he was surely Human hair varies in thickness, dede. And afteryt, one of them toke from the 250th to the 600th part of an his brother from under the bedstede, inch. The fibre of the coarsest wool is and hylde his face doune to the about the 500th part of an inch in digrounde with 'his one hande, and with ameter, and that of the finest only the the other hande cut his throte holle a 1,500th part. The silk line, as spun sonder with a dagger. It is a mer- by the worm, is about the 5,300th part of vayle that any man coud have so harde an inch thick; but a spider's line is a harte to do so cruell a dede ; save perhaps six times finer, or only the onely, that necessyte compelled them; 30,000th part of an inch in diameter, for they were so charged by the duke insomuch, that a single pound of this the protectour, that if they shewed attenuated, yet perfect substance, not to him the bodies of bothe those would be sufficient to encompass our chyldren dede on the morowe after globe. they were so comaunded, that then A single grain of musk has been they themselfe shulde be put to dethe. known to perfume a room for the space Wherefore they that were comaunded of twenty-years. At the lowest compoto do it were compelled to fullfyll the tation, the musk had been subdivided
rotectour's wyll. And after that the into 320 quadrillions of parcticles, each bodyes of these II chylderne as the of them capable of affecting the olfacopinyon ranne, were bothe closed in a tory organs. The diffusion of odorous great hevy cheste, and by the meanes effluvia may also be conceived from the of one that was secrete with the pro- fact, that a lump of assqfætida, expostectour, they were put in a shyppe ed to the open air, lost only a grain goynge to Flanders, and when the in seven weeks. Again, since dogs shyppe was in the black depes this hunt by the scent alone, the effluvia man threwe both those dede bodyes, emitted from the several species of só closed in the cheste, over the hatches animals, and from different individuals into the see; and yet none of the ma- of the same race, must be essentially ryners, nor none in the shype, save distinct, and being discerned over onely the sayd man, wyst what thynge large spaces, must be subdivided be