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Sur lhault mont de pnassus

Et quant elle a peult reprendre Se faisoit une assemblee

Ung peu sa voix absentee Des neufz muses et lassus

Elle a bien 'donne entendre La terre esmeue a tremblee.

Comme elle estoit tourmentee. Le quran a voyant

O dist elle dure mort Vers les astres sest tournee

Malheuree et insensee Puys souddain en larmoyant

Ton tard sur moy poinct ne mord Cette chansson a sonnee.

Mays je mon sens offencee.

Helas je te desdaignoys Laisses ceste grand douceur

Mays tu ten es bien vengee Et liesse accoustumee

Au lieu que tant cher tenoys Calliope chieré seur

Pour cella tu tes rengee. Nouvelle avez non aymee.

Or ta grande ingratitude Plores le filz de Phebus

A toutes gens scst monstree Et sa mort infortunee

Orest ta main lasche et rude Car en* se moyr sans abuz

Congnoue en toute contree. Sa vie est ja terminee.

Cil qui ayoit ton offence Celluy qui apres Virgile

A son pouvoir coloree

A pour toute recompence
Avoit la plume doree

Souffert ta main malheuree.
Qui faisoit en sens agille
Ritme et chansson mesuree.

Marot au Sermon du bon et mauvais pas.

teur loue ainsi la mort, A ces propos seulement

Il tavoit nommer benigne
Calliope desolee

Clef de la vie estimee
Congneust lame de Clement
Estre de corps despoillee.

Voyre comme Heleyne digne

Destre elegante formee, Et 'a pout si grand douleur

Chascun painctre qui paint bien Sa liesse desturbee

En sa figure atornee Et prenant pasle couleur

Tavoit ja par sou moyen Est comme morte tumbee.

De face plaisante ornee. Mais ses seurs belles et gentes

Ainsi ton tard tu portoys La voyant ainsi grevee

Teinct en couleur azuree Par leurs cures diligentes

Comme Cupido courtoys
De la terre lont levee.

Porte sa fleiche doree.
Upon the top of high Parnass

The Muses nine did sit,
When sudden on that mount the earth

Shook with a fearful fit.
Thereat the quadrant toward the stars

Did turn itself around,
And forth there issued, mix'd with sobs,

A song of doleful sound.
Oh break ye off this chearful strain,

1 Ohtbreak ye off your gladness:
Calliope, dear sister, we

Have tidings of strange sadness.
Weep. for the son of Phæbus, weep,

And for his hapless doom:
This month, erewhile a happy month,

Hath seen him to his tomb;
Him, who had next to Virgil learnt

Irisgolden pen to move ;
Whq made the measures nimbly trip

hi song and lay of love.
It ceased; but only at those words

Calliope despaird,
For well she knew that Clement's soul

Had from its body fared;
• This seems to be an error of the press for "ce moys."


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And at so mighty woe disturbid,

Away her gladness fled ;;
And, changing colour, down to earth

She fell as she were dead.

Her sisters beautiful and kind,

That saw her in that swound,
With gentle care enfolded her,

And lifted from the ground:
And when her voice, that fail'd her quite,

A little was restored,
She thus, in accents faint and low,

That luckless chance deplored:
Ah ́me ! she cried, O cruel death,

Insensate and ill-starr'd,
Thy dart on me no wound can work,

Yet hath it prest me hard.
Alas ! how well art thou avenged

On me for my disdain,
Who in the place I held so dear

Hast thy proud station ta’en.
! Now is thy great ingratitude

To all men clearly shown ;
Now is thy rude and felon hand

do ,
Through every nation known.
He, who to utmost of his might

Had colour'd o'er thy wrong,
Has suffer'd from thy luckless hand
In guerdon of his song:

. Marot, in the discourse of the good and evil shepherd, thus praises death.

He calľa thee bountiful and good,

He named thee key to bliss ;
And if they've learnt to paint thce fair,
The lesson hath been his.

Each limner hence that limneth best,
Who doth thy likeness trace,

Describeth thee with beauty such

As beam'd in Helen's face ;
And thou wert made thy dart to bear

With heaven's own azure bright,
As courteously as Cupid his,

In golden quiver pight. 9919,

Inrighe second of these stanzas to represent Guilelme and "Jeanne, there appears to be intended a play concludes this little volume. on the words quadran, the instru- I regret much that I can do no ment, and quadrain or quatrain, a more for this writer than point out stanza of four lines. After continu- the names of some of his other works ing heti complaint through several from De Bure's Bibliographie:-305.5. more of these, Calliope at last, like Repos de plus grand' travail, ou Gray's Hard, plunges in the Cabal- Poësies diverses; composées par line stream; but not, like him, to Guill. des Autelz. Lyon, de Tournes, endless night-for her immortality 1550, in 8vo.-3056. Replique du does not suffer any harm in the mêmé Guill. des Autelz mighty waters. Another impression rieuses défenses de Louis Megret, en of the same figures that are in the prose; avec la suite du Repos de title-page, and which seem designed l'Auteur, en rime Françoise. Lyon,

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de Tournes, 1551, in 8vo.4 3057. d'un exemplaire écrit à la main (par Les Amoureux Repos de Guill. des Guill. des Autels.] Lyon, 1574, in Autelz, avec les façons lyriques, et 16mo. quelques epigrammes. Lyon, Tem- Guillaume, son of Syacre des Auporal, 1553, in 8vo.—3621. Mythis tels, was born at Charolles, in 1529, stoire Baragouyne de Fanfreluche et and died about 1580. Gaudichon, trouvée depuis nagueres,

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RICHARD JAGO; IN CONTINUATION OF DR. JOHNSON'S LIVES OF THE POETS. RICHARD, the third son of Richard' wards Earl Nugent, obtained for Jago, Rector of Beaudesert, in War- him; from Dr. Madox, Bishop of wickshire, was born on the 1st of Worcester, 'the vicarage of SnitterOctober, 1715. His mother was field, worth about 1401. After haMargaret, daughter of Wm. Parker, ving inserted some small poems in a gentleman of Henley in Arden, á Dodsley's Collection, he published neighbouring town in the same coun- (in 1767) Edge-hill

, for which he obty. He received the earlier part of tained a large subscription; and in his education at Solihull, under Mr. 'the following year, the fable of LaCrumpton, whom Johnson, in his bour and Genius. In 1771, his kind Life of Shenstone, calls an eminent patron, Lord Willoughby de Broke, schoolmaster. Here Shenstone, who added to his other preferment the was scarcely one year older, and who, rectory of Kimcote, worth nearly according to Johnson, distinguished 3001. in consequence of which he rehimself by the quickness of his pro- signed Harbury. gress, imparted to Jago his love of His first wife died in 1751, leaving letters. As the one, in his School him seven children. He had known mistress, has delivered to posterity her from childhood. The attention

him to read; paid her by Shenstone shows her to the other has done

have been an amiable woman' In common preceptor, but with less eight years after, he married Marability and less kindness, in his Edge- garet, daughter of James Underhill, where he terms him “ Peda- wood, Esq. of Rugeley, in Staffordgogue morose.”

shire, who survived him. During At the usual time he was admitted the latter part of his life, his infirmia servitor of University College, Oxoties confined him to the house. He ford. His humble station in the Uni- died, after a short illness, on the 8th versity, though it did not break off of May, 1781, and was buried in the his intimacy with Shenstone, must church of Snitterfield. In his perhave hindered them from associating son he was above the middle stature. openly together.

His manner was reserved before In 1738, he took the degree of strangers, but easy even to sprightliMaster of Arts, having been first 'ness in the society of his friends. He ordained to the curacy of Snitterfield, is said to have discharged blamelessa yillage near the benefice of his ly all the duties of his profession and father, who died two years after, of domestie life. As a poet, he is not Soon after that, event, he married en:itled to very high con mendation. Dorothea Susannah, daughter of The distinguishing feature of his John Fancourt, Rector of Kimcote, poetry is the case of its diction. in Leicestershire. In 1746, he was Johnson has observed, that if blank instituted to Harbury, where he re- verse be not tumid and gotgeous, it sided; and about the same time was is crippled prose. To disprove this, presented, by Lord Willoughby de, it would be sufficient to quote the Broke, to Chesterton, which lay at greater part of that story from the a short distance; both livings to- Tatler of the Young Man restored

* gether amounting to about 100%. a to Sight, which Jago has introduced year. In 1754, Lord Clare, after- into his Edge-hill. Nothing can be

No LV. 29. 10 de Lumb

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described more naturally, than his must detract something from the infeelings and behaviour on his first terest, such as it is, that arises from recovery.

these sources. A poet should take The friendly wound was given; th’ ob- care not to make the fund of his restructing film

putation liable to be affected by diDrawn artfully aside; and on his sight lapidations, or to be passed away by Burst the full tide of day. Surprised he the hands of a conveyancer. stood,

It would seem as if he had never Not knowing where he was, nor what he visited a tract of land much wilder

than that in which he was bred and The skilful artist first, as first in place, He view'd, then seized his hand, then felt walls, raised on the mountain pre

born. In speaking of “embattled his own, Then mark'd their near resemblance, much cipice,” he particularises * Beauperplex'd,

desert; Old Montfort's seat; -a And still the more perplex'd the more he place, which, though it is pleasantly

diversified with hill and dale, has no Now silence first th’ impatient mother pretensions of so lofty a kind. This, broke,

he tells us, was “the haunt of his And, as her eager looks on him she bent, youthful steps ;” and here he met “My son (she cried), my son!” On her with Somerville, the poet of the Chase,

he gazed With fresh surprise. “ And what!” he title of his poem might have been

to whom both the subject and the cried, “ art thou My mother ? for thy voice bespeaks thee suggested by that extensive comsuch,

mon, known by the name of CanThough to my sight unknown.”_“ Thy nock Chase, on the borders of which mother I

Beaudesert is situated. (She quick replied); thy sister, brother, The digressions, with which he has these."

endeavoured to enliven the monotony “O! 'tis too much (he said); too soon to of his subject, are sometimes very part,

far-fetched. He has scarcely finishEre well we meet! But this new flood of ed his exordium, when he goes back

day O'erpowers me, and I feel a death-like then passes on to the deluge. This

to the third day of the creation, and damp Chill all my frame, and stop my faltering in the Plaideurs of Racine, who, ha

reminds one of the Mock Advocate tongue.” Now Lydia

, so they call his gentle ying to defend the cause of a dog that friend,

had robbed the pantry, begins, Who, with averted eye, but in her soul Avant la naissance du mondeHad felt the lancing steel, her aid applied, “ And stay, dear youth (she said), or with on which the judge yawns and interthee take

rupts him, Thy Lydia, thine alike in life or death!” Avocat, ah! passons au déluge. At Lydia's name, at Lydia's well-known voice,

Of his shorter pieces, the three He strove again to raise his drooping head Elegies on Birds are well deserving And ope his closing eye, but strove in vain, of notice. That entitled the BlackAnd on her trembling bosom sunk away. birds is so prettily imagined, and so Now other fears distract his weeping neatly expressed, that it is worth a friends :

long poem. Thrice has Shenstone But short their grief! for soon his life re- mentioned it in his Letters, in such a

turu, And, with return of life, return'd their

manner as to show how much it had

pleased him. The Goldfinches is peace.- (B. iii.) The country which he has under- only less excellent. He has spoiled taken to describe in this poem is fer

the Swallows by the seriousness of

the moral. tile and tame. There was little left for him, except to enlarge on its anti- Nunc non erat his locus. quities, to speak of the habitations The first half of Peytoe's Ghost that were scattered over it, and to has enough in it to raise a curiosity, compliment the most distinguished which is disappointed by the reamong their possessors. Every day mainder.

Edge-hill.-Book I.



I stood upon my shallop's prow, and saw
A wild sea sweep a wilder isle, where dwelt
Men gentle as the ocean when the moon
Moves in her summer mist. Beside the rock,
Oft moist with bitter sea-spray, close they build
Their sheals with layers of azure stones and moss:
The shatter'd ribs of some storm-stranded bark
Form pan and rafter ; o'er the whole they cast'
A coat of odorous heath, pluck'd while the bee
Sucks the sweet blossom, and his song is heard
Through all the lonesome isle. A simple race-
They plough not, neither do they reap, nor shear
The fair fleece of the flock, but venturous seek,
With boat and fish net, and the three-prong'd spear,
Their sustenance from the rough unstable flood.

Ihree brethren-a mariner, a sol. vested it. The rocks, the hills, the dier, and a husbandman, sons of streams, and the glens, are things pot Adam Lorburne, were met together liable to change ; and the curlew and on their paternal hearth after many the plover announced their visit with years' silence and separation. They a cry which seemed the same that parted, striplings, in quest of their hailed them on their native hill some good or their evil fortune ; and they thirty years before. But the welmet, men strickey in years, with ill come and joyous bark of the sheepfirm frames and sobered fancies. The dog was changed into the snappish house which had sheltered their name and churlish opposition of two moorfor many generations had no fair nor land curs, who refused to acknowattractive exterior, nor did romantic ledge the pastoral names of Tweed or beauty of situation compensate for Yarrow, and who, planting themselves the sordid looks of this humble abode. in the path, seemed willing to dispute It was a shepherd's house, built on'a the passage to the house. The pleased wild hill top, with a roof of heather, and motherly smile too with which a ceiling of turf, and a floor of clay. their return from the stormy hill was An acre or two of corn and garden formerly welcomed, was exchanged ground, redeemed after a long and for the eager and startled gaze of hard contest from the brown and two faded maidens, who, with hands sterile moor, surrounded the house. held over their eyes, to aid the sharp Nor plough, nor scythe, nor spade, examination with which dwellers in except for the cultivation of that little a lonesome place regard the approach patch, had ever approached their of strangers, stood ready to shut the a welling; and the heath-cock, the door should the objects of their scrucurlew, the hooded crow, and the tiny have a suspicious look.si hawk, were their natural and nearest Before the door stood a long bench neighbours. They lived by their of stone, where on the summer Sunday flocks alone, and by the produce of mornings their father usually sat;-with their numerous hives of bees, which his children gathered around him, to collected from an immense extent of expound the Scripture and read them moorland an annual supply of that lessons from devotional books. The delicious dew-the sweetest of all eldest brother advanced, and said to gathered sweets---- heather-honey. his eldest sister, “Who sits, I pray

The three brethren met-it matters thee, on that bench now, to read the not for the interest of this narrative Gospel and hail the return of his chilhow-and they found, on approaching dren?” He paused and stept aside, their native place, that it wore the covering his face with his hands; same fixed and unchanged look with while the younger brother came forwhich their boyish remembrances in- ward, and said, "Why wear ye Vol. VI.

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