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And thou, my own Ionian Myrtha. [p. 474. the purpose has not been to invite to civil order
"The Ionian name had been still more com- a people disposed to turbulence, rather thu a prehensive, having included the Achaians and recommend immoderate luxury, was partes ihe Baotians, who, together with those to whom reasonably be questioned. What, indeed, cul it was afterwards confined, would make nearly be the object of a k ng of Assyria in fening the whole of the Greek nation, and among the such towns in a country so distant from a orientals it was always the general name for pital, and so divided from it by an immers the Greeks."-MITFORD': Greece, vol. 1, p. 199. tent of sandy deserts and lofty mountains
, the still more, how the inhabitants could be at a
in circunstances to abandon themselves te the -Sardanapalus The king, and son of Anacyndarares,
intemperate joys which their prince has been In one day built Anchialus and Tarsus.
supposed to have recommended, is not abriens; Eat, drink, and love; the rest's not worth a fillip. of coast, the southern of Lesser Asia, reint
but it may deserve observation that, in that line [p. 477.
cities, evidently of an age after Alexander, get “For this expedition he took only a small barely named in history, at this day astonish chosen body of the phalanx, but all his light the adventurous traveller by their magaifear troops. In the first day's march he reached An- and elegance. Amid the desolation which, under chialus , a town said to have been founded by a singularly barbarian government, has fer se the king of Assyria, Sardanapalus. The fortifi- many centuries been daily spreading in the fax cations, in their magnitude and extent, still in countries of the globe, whether more trossel Arrian's time, bore the character of greatness, and climate, or from opportunities for compette, which the Assyrians appear singularly to have extraordinary means inust have been found for affected in works of the kind. A monument re- communities to flourish there, whence it my presenting Sardanapalus was found there, war- seemn that the measures of Sardanapalus vent ranted by an inscription in Assyrian characters, directed by juster views than have been ce of course in the old Assyrian language, which monly ascribed to him ; but that monarch baring the Greeks, whether well or ill, interpreted been the last of a dynasty, ended by a revolution
, thus: “Sardanapalas, son of Anacyndaraxes, in obloquy on his memory would follow of corne one day founded Anchialus and "Tarsuz. Eat, from the policy of his successors and their per drink, play; all other human joys are not worth tisans. The inconsistency of traditions eszen a fillip.". Supposing this version nearly exact ing Sardanapalus is striking in Diodorus'! * (for Arrian says it was not quite so), whether count of him." MITFORD.
NOTE TO THE DEFORMED TRANS- NOTES TO THE PROPHECY OF FORMED.
DANTE. This production is found sa partly on the story My Paradise had still been incomplete. (p. Sit of a Novel, called “The Three Brothers," pub- Che sol per le belle opre lished many years ago, from which Lewis's Che fanno in Cielo il sole e l' altre stelle “Wood-Demon" was also taken - and partly on Dentro di lui si crede il Paradiso, the “Faust" of the great Goëthe. The present Cosi se guardi fiso publication contains the first two Parts only, Pensar ben déi ch' ogni terreno piacere. and the opening chorus of the third. The rest Canzone, in which Dante describes the person may perhaps appear hereafter.
L'Esilio che m'è dato onor mi tegno.
Cader tra' buoni è pur di lode degre. original MSS. of Tasso‘s Gierusalemme and of Sonnet of Dante, in which he represente Right
, Guarini's Pastor Fido, with letters of Tasso, one Generosity, and 'Temperance as banished from from Titian to Ariosto, and the inkstand and among men, and seeking refuge from Love, who chair, the tomb and the house, of the latter. But inhabits his bosom. as misfortune has a greater interest for posterity, and little or none for the cotemporary, the cell
The dust she dooms to scatter. where Tasso was confined in the hospital of St. Ut si quis predictorum ullo tempore in fortian Anna attracts a more fixed attention than the dicti communis pervenerit, talia perveniens igal residence or the monument of Ariosto - at least comhuratar, sic quod moriatur." it had this effect on me. There are two inscrip
Second sentence of Plorence against Dante tions, one on the outer gate, the second over and the
fourteen accused with him. - The Latin the cell itself, inviting, unnecessarily, the won- is worthy of the sentence. der and the indignation of the spectator. Ferrara is much decayed and depopulated; the castle still Where yet my boys are, and that fetel ake exists entire; and I saw the court where Parisina and Hugo were beheaded, according to the This lady, whose name was Gemma, sprung annal of Gibbon.
from one of the most powerful Guelf familien named Donati. Corso Donati was the principal adversary of the Ghibelines. She is described
being “Admodum morosa, ut de Xantippe So.
SONNETTO. ratis philosophi conjuge scriptum esse legimus," ccording to Giannozzo Manetti. But Lionardo
Di Giovanni Battista Zappi. retino is scandalized with Boccace, in his life Chi è costui, che in dura pietra scolto, [ Dante, for saying that literary men should Siede gigante; e le più illustre, e conto ot marry. “Qui il Boccaccio non ha pazienza, Prove dell' arte avvanza, e ha vive, e pronte dice, le moglie esser contrarie agli studj; e non Le labbia si, che le parole ascolto ? i ricorda che Socrate il più nobile filosofo che quest' è Mose ; ben me 'l diceva il folto lai fosse ebbe moglie, e figliuoli, e ufficj della Onor del mento, e 'l doppio raggio in fronte, lepubblica nella sua Citta; e Aristotele ebbe Quest' è Mosè, quando scendea dell monte, be mogli in varj_tempi, ed ebbe figliuoli, e e gran parte del Nume avea nel volto. icchezze assai. - E Marco Tullio-e Catone-e Tal era allor, che le sonanti, e vaste arone -e Seneca-ebbero moglie." It is odd Acque ei sospese a se d'intorno, e tale hat honest Lionardo's examples, with the ex- Quando il mar chiuse, e ne fè tomba altrul. eption of Seneca, and, for any thing I know, of B voi sue turbe un rio vitello alzate ? ristotle, are not the most felicitous. Tully's Alzata aveste imago a questa eguale! 'erentia, and Socrates', Xantippe, by no means Ch' era men fallo l' adorar costui. ontributed to their husbands, happiness, whatver they might do to their philosophy – Cato Over the damn'd before the Judgment-throne. ave away his wife - of Varro's we know no
[p. 578. hing—and of Seneca's, only that she was disposed The last Judgment in the Sistine chapel.
die with him, but recovered, and lived several ears afterwards. But, says Lionardo, "Li uomo The stream of his great thoughts shall spring animale civile, secondo piace a tutti i filosofi."
[p. 578. Ind thence concludes that the greatest proof of I have read somewhere (if I do not err, for I he animals civism is “a prima congiunzione, cannot recollect where) that Dante was so great lalla quale multiplicata nasce la Città." a favourite of Michel Angelo's, that he had de
signed the whole of the Divina Commedia: but Vine moons shall rise erer scenes like this and set. that the volume containing these studies was
(p. 574. lost by sea. See “Sacco di Roma," generally attributed to Guicciardini. There is another written by a Ja- Her charms to pontifo proud, who but employ. opo Buonaparte, Gentiluomo Samminiatese che vi si trovò presente.
See the treatment of Michel Angelo by Julius
II. and his neglect by Leo X. Conquerors on foreign shores and the far wave.
[p. 576. What have I done to thee, my people? [p. 579. Alexander of Parma, Spinola, Pescara, Eugene “E scrisse più volte non solamente a particoof Savoy, Montecucculi.
lari cittadin del reggimento, ma ancora al popolo,
e intra l'altre un Epistola assai lunga che coDiscoverers of new worlds, which take their name. mincia :-"Popule mi, quid feci tibi?" Vita di
(p: 576. Dante scritta da Lionardo Aretino. Columbus, Americus Vespucius, Sebastian Cabot. He who once enters in a tyrant's hall. [p. 576.
A verse from the Greek tragedians, with which Pompey took leave of Cornelia on entering the NOTES TO THE ODE TO NAPOLEON boat in which he was slain.
[p. 591 The verse and sentiment are taken from Homer.
Certaminis gaudia, the expression of Attila in
his harangue to his army, previous to the battle And he, their prince, shall rank among my peers. of Chalons, given in Cassiodorus.
[p. 576. Petrarch.
Or like the thief of fire from heaven. [p. 591. A dome, its image.
Prometheus. The cupola of St. Peter's.
The very fiend's arch mock. (p. 591. His chisel bid the Hebrer.
“The fiend's arch mockThe statue of Moses on the monoment of "To lip & wanton, and suppose her chaste." Julius II.
NOTES TO ENGLISH BARDS AND SCOTCH
Still must I hear-shall hoarse Fitzgerald bawl bute of verse on the “Literary Pund:“ not conHis creaking couplets in a tavern-hall. [p. 593. tent with writing, he spouts in person, after the Semper ego auditor tantum nunquamne re- company bave imbibed' a reasonable quantity of ponam
bad port to enable them to sustain the operation Veratus toties rauci Theseide Codri?
Our task complete, like Hemer, shall be free. the "Small-Beer-Poet,“ inficts his annual ori. Cid Hamnet Benengeli promises repose to his
tion of the navy authorised an attack, oor **
sulman anger. See Prince Eugene's Memotre, gulf of Mexico; it rons through a rich but very P. 24. "The Seraskier received a wound in the Hat country, until it reaches within a miled thigh; he plucked up his beard by the roots, the Mississippi river, fifteen miles below the because he was obliged to quit the field." city of New-Orleans. The bay has branches
almost innumerable, in which persons cas lie Brief time had Conrad now to greet Gulnare.
concealed from the severest scrutiny. It cos
(p. 89. municates with three lakes, which lie on the Gulnare, o female name; it meatis, literally, southwest side, and these with the lake of the the flower of the Pomegranate.
same name, and which lies contiguons to the sca, where there is an island formed by the i
army of this lake and the sea. The eas Till even the scaffold echoes wuh their jest ! west points of this island were fortified in the
[p. 92. year 1811, by a band of pirates, under the In Sir Thomas More, for instance, on the mand of 'one Mr. La Fitte. À large may scaffold, and Anne Boleyn in the Tower, when of these outlaws are of that class of w grasping her neck, she remarked, that it was pulation of the state of Louisiana who too slender to trouble the headsman much."
from the island of St. Domingo doring the During one part of the French Revolution, it troubles there, and took refuge in the island became a fashion to leave some “mot" as a Cuba : and when the last war between Frar legacy; and the quantity of facetious last words and Spain commenced, they were compelled 90 spoken during that period would form a melan- leave that island with the short notice of a fan choly jest-book of considerable size.
days. Without ceremony, they entered the #
ed States, the most of them the State of Lao That closed their murder'd eage's latest day! iana, with all the negroes they had possessed
(p. 93. in Cuba. They were notified by the Goverage Socrates drank the hemlock & short time be- of that State of the clause in the constituan fore sunset (the hour of execation), notwithstand which forbad the importation of slaves ; bat, Ing the entreaties of his disciples to wait till the same time, received the assurance of the the sun went down.
Governor that he would obtain, if possible. the
approbation of the general Government for the Slow sinks, more lovely ere his race be run. . . . retaining this property. That frown where gentler ocean seems to smile. The island of Barrataria is situated chart
(p. 93. lat. 29. deg. 15 min. long. 92. 30. and is The opening lines of Canto III. have, per- markable for its health as for the superiar **** hape, little business here, and were annexed and shellfish with which its waters abouad. T* to an unpublished (though printed) poem; but chief of this horde, like Charles Moor, bat they were written on the spot in the Spring of mixed with his many vices some vintnes la 1811, and I scarce know why-the reader must year 1813 this party had, from its turpitude sad excuse their appearance here if he can. (See boldness, claimed the attention of the Govern “Curse of Minerva."')
of Louisiana ; and, to break up the establishack.
he thought proper to strike at the head. We The queen of night asserts her silent reign. therefore offered a reward of 500 dollars "
(p. 94. the head of Mr. La Fitte, who was well to The twilight in Greece is much shorter than to the inhabitants of the city of NewIn our own country; the days in winter are leans, from his immediate connexion, and Live longer, but in summer of shorter duration. once having been a fencing-master is the ed
of great reputation, which art be learni in The gleaming turret of the gay Kiosk. (p. 94. Buonaparte's army, 'where he was e Captas
The Kiosk is a Turkish summer-house; the The reward which'was offered by the Goverunt palm is without the present walls of Athens, not for the head of La Fitte was answered far from the temple of 'Thesens, between which offer of a reward from the latter of 15.00 bar and the the wall intervenes.-Cephisus the head of the Governor. The Governar en stream is indeed scanty, and Ilissus has no dered out a company to march from the city stream at all.
La Pitte's island, and to burn and destrer & His only bends in seeming o'er his beads. (p. 96. Orleans all his banditti. This company, onder
the property, and to bring to the city of \ The Comboloio, or Mahometan rosary; the the command of a man who had bees the im beads are in number ninety-nine.
mate associate of this bold Captain, approazbed And the cold flowers her colder hand contain'd.
very near to the fortified island, before be * a man,
or heard a sound, antil be beario
(p. 100. whistle, not unlike a boatswain's call. These In the Levant it is the custom to strew flowers was he found himself surrounded by armed sa on the bodies of the dead, and in the hands of who had emerged from the secret avenues o lice young persons to place a nosegay.
led into Bayou. Here it was that the madera
Charles Moor developed his few poble trans Link'd with one virtue, and a thousand crimes. for to this man, who had come to destros de
[p. 101. life and all that was dear to him, be sate That the point of honour which is represented spared his life, but offered him that which end in one instance of Conrad's character has not have made the honest soldier easy for the been carried beyond the bounds of probability mainder of his days, which was indicandle may perhaps be in some degree confirmed by fused. He then, with the approbat ins the following anecdote
of a brother buccaneer captor, returned to the city. This circumstanie in the present year, 1814.
and some concomitant crents, prored that ! Our readers have all seen the account of the band of pirates was not to be taken by land enterprise against the pirates of Barrataria; Our naval force having always been seal ation, history, or nature of that establishment. this illicit establishment could not be coperte For the information of such as were unacquaint- from them until augmented; for an affcrro ed with it we have procured from a friend the the navy, with most of the con boats following interesting narrative of the main facts, station, had to retreat from an overwhe! of which he has personal knowledge, and which force of La Fitte's. So soon as the asgarri cannot fail to interest some of our readers.
the result; and now this almost invulnerable the see. Rumour whisperod ho retained the vices point and key to New Orleans is clear of an of his youth, and that a passion for the fair sex enemy, it is to be hoped the government will formed an item in the list of his weaknesses ; bold it by a strong military force.-From an but so far from being convicted by seventy witAmerican Newspaper.
nesses, he does not appear to have been directly In Noble's continuation of Granger's Biograph- criminated by one. In short, I look upon these ical Dictionary, there is a singular passage aspersions as the effects of mere malice. How in his account of archbishop Blackbourne, and is it possible a buccaneer should have been so as in some measure connected with the profes- good a scholar as Blackbourne certainly was ? sion of the hero of the foregoing poem, I cannot he who had so perfect a knowledge of the clasresist the temptation of extracting it.
sics (particularly of the Greek tragedians), as "There is something mysterious in the history to be able to read them with the same easc as and character of Dr. Blackbourne. The former he could Shakespeare, must have taken great s but imperfectly known; and report has even pains to acquire ihe learned languages, and haye serted he was a buccaneer, and that one of his had both leisure and good inasters. But he was brethren in that profession having asked, on his undoubtedly educated at Christ-charch - College, irrival in England, what had become of his old Oxford. He is allowed to have been a pleasant bum, Blackbourne, was answered, he is Arch- man: this, however, was turued against him, by bishop of York. We are informed, that Black its being said, “le gained more hearts than souls. baurne was installed sub-dean of Exeter in 1694, which office he resigned in 1702: but after his *eccessor's, Lewis Barnet's, death, in 1704, he “The only voice that could soothe the passions regained it. In the following year he became of the savage ( Alphonso 3d) was that of an dean; and, in 1714, held witboit" the archdeanery amiable and virtuous wife, the sole object of his of l'ornwall. He was consecrated bishop of Ex- | love: the voice of Donna Isabella, the daughter eter, February 24, 1716 ; and translated to York, of the duke of Savoy, and the grand-daughter of November 28, 1721, as a reward, according to Philip 2d, King of Spain.-Her dying words sank court scandal, for uniting George I. to the Duch- deep into his memory; his fierce spirit melted ens of Munster. This, however, appears to into tears ; and after the last embrace Alphonso have been an unfounded calumny. As archbishop retired into his chamber to bewail his irreparable be behaved with great prudence, and was equally loss, and to meditate on the vanity of human respectable as the guardian of the revenues of life" Gibbon.
NOTE TO L A R A.
The event in the latter part of Canto 2d wasalarmed; and one of them informed the Pontiff *ukkested by the description of the death, or of the evening - excursion of his sons, and that rather burial, of the Duke of Gandia.
the Duke had not yet made his appearance. This The most interesting and particular account gave the Pope no small anxiety; but he conof this mysterious event is given by Burchard, jectured that the Duke had been attracted by and is in substance as follows: “On the eighth day some courtesan to pass the night with her, and of June the “Cardinal of Valenza, and the Duke not choosing to quit the house in open day, had of Gandia, sons of the Pope, supped with their waited till ihe following evening to return home. mother, Vanozza, near the church of S. Pietro When, however, the evening arrived, and he ad vincula; several other persons being present found himself disappointed in his expectations, at the entertainment. A late hour approaching, he became deeply afflicted, and began to make and the Cardinal having reininded his brother, inquiries from different persons, whom he ordered that it was time to return to the apostolic palace, to attend him for that purpose. Amongst these they mounted their horses or mules, with only was a man named Giorgio Schiavoni, who, bava few attendants, and proceeded together as far ing discharged some timber from a bark in the in the palace of Cardinal Ascanio Sforza, when river, had remained on board the vessel to watch the Duke informed the Cardinal, that before he it, and being interrogated whether he had seen Die missing therefore all his attendants, except - preceding, he replied, that
he saw two men on ing his staffiero, or footman, and a persou in a foot, who came down the street, and looked dilimark, who had paid him a visit whilst at supper, gently about, to observe whether any person and who, during the space of a month, or there was passing. That seeing no one, they returned, aboats, previous to this time, had called upon and a shore time afterwards two others came, hin almost daily, at the apostolic palace ;' he and looked around in the same manner as the took this person behind him on his mule, and former; no person still appearing, they gave a proceeded to the street of the Jews, where he sign to their companions, when a mitted his servant, directing him to remain mounted on a white horse, having behind him a here until a certain hour; when, if he did not dead body, the head and arins of which bong on Teturn, he might repair to the palace. The Duke onc side, and the feet on the other side of the then seated the person in the mask behind him, horse; the two persons on foot supporting the ind rode, I know not whither; but in that night body,'to prevent its falling. They thus proceeded The servant, after having been dismissed, was usually discharged into the river, and turning also assaulted and morally wounded; and al- the horse, with his tail towards the water, the though he was attended with great care, yet iwo persons took the dead body by the arms and Such was his situation, that he could give no feel , and with all their strength flang it into intelligible account of 'what had befallen his the river. The person on horseback then asked
In the morning, the Duke not having if they had thrown it in, to which they replied, returned to the palace, his servants began to be Signor, si (yes, Sir). He then looked towards
pen in the last chapter of Don Quixote. Oh! masters, bat not disgrace his genius, whid that our voluminous gentry would follow the undoubtedly great, by a repetition of black-les. example of Cid Hamet Benengeli !
ter-ballad imitations. By Jeffrey's heart, or Lamb's Bæotian head. The single wonder of a thousand years. (A. 58.
As the Odyssey is so closely connected with Messre. Jeffrey and Lamb are the Alpha and the story of the Iliad, they may almost be eles Omega, the first and last, of the Edinburgh- ed as one grand historical poem. In allotge Review ; the others are mentioned hereafter. to Milton and Tasso, we consider the “Perder
Lost," and “Gierusalemme Liberata," a ter While such are critics, why should I forbeare? Conqnered" of 'the Italian, nor the "Parles
standard efforts, since neither the "Jerska Stulta est clementia- -perituræ parcere chartæ. Regained" of the English Bard, obtained in
portionate celebrity to their former poeme. Pass
Which of Mr. Southey's will survive ? Then should you ask me, why I venture o'er The path which Pope and Gifford trod before? Nest see tremendous Thalaba come on. (n
Thalaba, Mr. Southey's second poem, is vri Cur tamen hoc potius libeat decurrere campo
ten in open defiance of precedent and poetry, Per quem magnus equos Auruncæ flexit alumnus: succeeded to a miracle. Joan of Arc sa ma
Mr. S. wished to produce something novel, es Si vacat, et placidi rationem admittitis, edam.
vellous enough, but Thalaba was one of the
poems which in the words of Porson) will be From soaring Southey down to groveling Stott. read when Homer and Virgil are forgotten, bet
-not till then." Stott, better known in the “Morning Post" by the name of Hafiz. This personage is at pre
Thou wilt devote old women to the deril. (R. * sent the most profound explorer of the bathos. Southey, wherein an aged Gentlewoman is a
See The old Woman of Berkley, a Ballad by I remember, to the reigning family of Portugal: ried away by Beelzebub, on a “high tretting a special ode of Master Stoti's, beginning thus :
horse." (Stott loquitur quoad Hibernia.) Princely offspring of Braganza,
And quit his books, for fear of growing derita Erin greets thee with a stanza. Also a Sonnet to Rats, well worthy of the sub
Lyrical Ballads : “The tables turned." ject, and a most thundering ode commencing as Up, op my friend, and clear your looks follows:
Why all this toil and trouble? Oh! for a lay! loud as the surge
Up, up my friend, and quit your boots, That lashes Lapland's sounding shore.
Or surely you'll grow double.
“Awake a louder and a loftier strain." (p. 5X
"Awake a louder, and a loftier strain," bt
first line in Bowles's “Spirit of Discovery;": Thus Lays of Minstrelo-may they be the last - very spirited and pretty Dwarf Epic. les
[p. 594. other exquisite lines we have the following See the "Lay of the Last Minstrel," passim. Never was any plan so incongruous and absurd Stole on the list'ning silence, never yet
--A Kiss as the ground-work of this production. The entrance of Thunder and Lightning, prologuising Here heard ; they trembled even as if the post to Bayes' tragedy, unfortunately takes away the - That is, the woods of Madeira trembled i merit of originality from the dialogue between kiss, very much astonished, as well they might Messieurs the Spirits of Flood and Fell, in the be, at such a phenomenon. (See "Letters first canto. Then we have the amiable William Bowles's Strictures on Pope."') of Deloraine, “a stark mosstrooper," videlicet, a happy compound of poacher, sheepstcaler, and Consult Lord Fanny, and confide in Carl highwayman. The propriety of his magical lady's injunction, not to read, can only be equalled Curl is one of the heroes of the Donciad, ani by his candid acknowledgment of his independ was a Bookseller. Lord Panny is the pertia ence of the trammels of spelling, although, to name of Lord Hervey, author of "Lines to use his own clegant phrase, “twas his neck - Imitator of Horace." verse at hairibee," i. e. the gallows.
And do from hate what Mallet did for bere And goblin brats, of Gilpin Horner's brood.
(p. 594. Lord Bolingbroke hired Mallet to traduce Per The Biography of Gilpin Horner, and the after his decease, because the Poet had retained marvellous pedestrian page, who travelled twice
some copies of a'work by Lord Bolingbroke the as fast as his master's horse, without the aid Patriot King), which that splendid but salt of seven-leagued boots, are chefs-d'æuvre in the pant genius had ordered to be destroyed. improvement of taste. For incident we have the invisible, but by no means sparing, box on
To rave with Dennis, and with Ralph to photo the ear bestowed on the page, and the entrance of a Knight and Charger into the castle, under
Dennis the critic and Ralph the rhymester the very natural disguise of a wain of hay, Silence ye wolves! while Ralph to Cynthia bora Marmion, the hero of the latter romance, is Making night hideous-answer him ye owls exactly what William of Deloraine would have
Duset been, had he been able to read or write. The Poem was manufactured for Messrs. Constable, And link'd thee to the Dunciod for thy, Murray, and Miller, worshipful Booksellers, in consideration of the receipt of a sum of money,
See Bowles's late edition of Pope's warts, and, truly, considering the inspiration, it is a which he received 3001.: thus Mr. B. bas very creditable production. If 'Mr. Scott will perienced how much easier it is to profit by be write for hire, let him do his best for his pay- 1 reputation of another, then to elevate kiss