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and moss, &c.; though writing paper was avow their sense of the high ground of her sole material--her sisars her only which they stand. Who, that has a souls jnpleinent. The former previously cor bul is gratified by Milton's arowals of loured by herself, in complele shades of this kind, when, in the civil wars, exo every tint, was never retouched by the borting the soluier to spare his dwelling, pencil after the fouer was cut out; nor the poet declares luis power to requite did she ever make a drawing; but, as the clemency; to spread the name of her specimen lay before her, she cut from him who shewed it, over seas and tands, the eye. The easy floating grace of the "Inevery clime che sun's brightcirete warms.* Stalks, the happiness with which the flower
Dr. Parr is a warin whig, loves our or flowers, their leaves and buds, are constitution, and ardenily wishes is predisposed upon those stalks, is exquisite; Servation; but he says, malignant and while the degree of real relief which they able spirits are at work to overthrow it, possess, besides that wbich arises from and that with their efforts a fatal train of the skilful deception produced by light causes co-operate. and shade, has a richness and natural
I saw himn depart, with much regret, etfect, which the finest pencil camot though his morning, noon, and evening, hope to attain. What a lesson of exertion pipe involved us in clouds of tobacco does ilie invention and completion of while he staid, bot they were gilded by 'such a work, atier seventy-five, give to perpetual vollies of genius and wit. that bopeless languor, wbich people are
STUDY OF POETRY. so prone to indulge in the decline of life?
I am convinced that the poetic talent When I had the honour of a visit from is a blessing to its possessor, and that ta Dr. Parr, he staid two days and nights cultivate it habitually, is an incessant at Wellsburn. I was prepared to expect svurce of delight. Since you do me the extraordinary colloquial powers, but they honour, on Miss F. Cayley's account, of exceeded every description I had received consulting nie on the best incans of cui. of them. lle is styled, the Johnson of tivation, I advise our young friend to get the present day. In strength of thought, by heari, at every leisure interral when เป promptness
and plenteousness of alluo she reads or walks alone, a portion of sion; in wit and humour, in that bighe poetic writing from our best authors, obcoloured eloquence which results from serving what are those life-strokes which poetic inayination—there is a
very bring its pictures to our eye, and what striking similarity to the departed despoi. the arrangement of those accents which That, when irritated, he can chastise give smoothness, and of those which ener with the same overwhelming force, I can gize the numbers: that the iambics give believe; but unprovoked. Dr. Parr is perfect melody, while the prochaics gain wholly free from the caustic acrimony of in spirit and picturesque etfect, what that splenetic being. Benign rays of they inay lose in sinonthiness, and that ingenuous'urbanity dart in his smile, and to use them both, in judicious variation, from beneath the sable shade of his large completes the perfection of verse, when anci masking eyebrows, and from the fine ther' blank or in rhyme. If she is not forbs they overhang. The characters he familiar with these technical terms, you draws of distinguished people, and of will explain them to her. Here are four euch of his friends, whose calents, thougb beautiful lines, which are all pure iambics: not yet einerged, are considerable, are “ These head the troops obat - rocky Aulia given with a frer, discriminating, and yields, masterly, power, and with general inde. And Ereon's hills, and Hyrie's watery ficles, pendence of party prejudices. If he Where Python, Daulis, Cyparissus, stood, throws into deepest shade the vices of And fair Lilæa, views the rising flood." those, whose hearts he thinks corrup, his
Pope's Homme apirit luxuriates in placing the virtues and Lines where the trochaic accent chiefly abilitics of those he esteeins in the fairest prevails and tulles: lights; a gratification which
“ Gnomes, how you gaz'd, whes from her the gloomy Johnson seldom, if ever, knew.
wounded side, Dr. Parr is accused of 'egorisin; but, Now, where the south sea rolls its waste of if he often talks of himself, all lie says on
tide, that, ns. on every other theme, interests Circling the solar orb, a sister star,
Rose, on swift wheels, the moon's refulgent ear, the attention, and charms the fancy. It Dimpled with vales, with shining bille en: is surely the dull and the envious only boss'd, who derma huis, frankness, vanity. Great Rolling round earch her airless realms of rminds must feel, and have a right to frost."
The above lines commence with that ac. tial towards acquiring facility in compo. cent; in the ensuing ones, it prevails sition, viz. the awriting alternately in difwholly:
ferent measures, and in great variety of
Self-set tasks of this sort are
very useful. - Choose either the eight or
ten feet coupler, or the elegiac, the sond
lyric, for the vehicle of ideas, wlich, on
dress. Lay a tive poem in the chosen
measure on yiour table; read it over
serve its pauses and general construction.
models, not with serviie minuteness, but
tention. close one with a verb-active, gives iin
Ilow far I am qualified to give these : pressive strength to versification. She instructions may be very questionable ; will feel, con, the awakening power of the but these are the habits by which I'cul. apostrophe and of the interrogatory style, tivated my own little poetic stock. If cogether with the grandeur of the impe- the harvest has been tolerably competent, rative. Also, the superiority which re- it is to them that I am indebted for the sults from giving a passage rather in the produce. Dr. Darwin tells people he present than in the past tense. Dryden
never read or studied poetry. The as. was not sufficiently aware of this super sertion is demonstrably affecied and une riority; Pope knew it well. We inay
true, from the aritul accuracy and stu. sometimes not unhappily, slide from the
died resplendence of his style; and I past into the present tense in the same
know, that through all the years he lived passage, but the reverse never.
at Lichfield, be was in the habit of amnya She will remark, that pleasing effects sing a great part of his leisure hours by are often produced by judicious discords
the most sedulous study of this exalted iu poetry, as well as in imusic; such as
science, and by very critical attention to
the poetic writing of others.
Be assured, that if disease, in changing
assailed mny frame from the date of that And roams the gaunt wolf o'er the dreary letter with which you favoured me in plain.
February, it could not have reniained so • Whit time the grey-fly winds her sultry long unacknowledged. For all its rich
contents, as well as for those which came * Togesher both ere the high lawas appear'd."
to me from your kind hand last week,
Milion. accept iny sincere thanks.
Tó a stubborn and severish cough,
order, impeded respiration, succeeded a
violent inflammation in my eyes.
was soon removed by his bealing skill.
of this disorder, I was sitting in darkness Avoiding the transposition, the line had and despondency when your brother and been less animated :
sister passed through Lichheld, whom,
in hours of tolerable health, I should "O'er whirling floods Charybdis loudly roars." bave rejoiced to welcome. I say ver
Suffer me to point out one great essen. spondency; for alas! ilie want of siglio
of which the disease in my eyes for å vals, annogest me from that period. Now me alınost deprived me, occasioned an another accident inspires a dread of the accident the preceding Friday, whose worst malady incident to the human dreaded, but I hope not inevitable, con• frame. Alas! it bas, through life, been sequences, hare, in their apprehension, the deprecation of my prayers. tilled my mind with terrors, which no former evil ever inspired. I bort my left breast, by slipping against the sharp
Remind Mr. Adey of the uncommon pointed ledge of a wainscot, in stooping
circumstance of Mr. Sneyd, at the opento reach an hearth-brusli.
It was on
ing of our Vicars-hall, in the year 1757, Friday three weeks. Frequene pain and dancing in the same set with the three uneasiness in that region, 'uvfelt till this women who afterwards succeeded each disaster happened, create apprehensions Other as partners of his destiny. lle bad which I cannot banish, and which rob not then a thougbt of any one of them., every surrounding object of the power to
OPINIONS IN 1794. interest or amuse me.
"Remember March, the Ides of March The pain and uneasinesg which, with remember!”—They will give the dear but little intermission, I have since felt, Whalleys to iny wishes, and I trust the teaching me to fear a deep-seated injury, will give me you, who are not less be. still farther impair my health, and excite loved. I entreat you to let them find terrors for the consequence, which rob you here. Propitious to my wishes be my days of gladness, and my nights of your reply! Life wastes, time fies, and rest. No external mark whatever, either the genius of Britain droops. Ah! who to the eye or loucls, has been perceivable knows how long we may, any of us, have from the time I hurt nryself to this hour; a hoine in which to receive each other? yet the shooting pains, and sense of oc- The rashness of our rulers, in pursuing cult inflammation, never felt till after this hopeless war, amidst the penury, that unlucky bruise, terrify me extremely weakvess, treachery, and desertion, ofour By surgical advice, I have applied leeches allies, seems to co-operate with the mare thirice to the part, according to the pre- chinations of sedition, to involve us in sent practice of the London faculty. miseries, dreadful as those which overs Their bite, which is nothing on the ten:. whelmed France; exchanging the solid ples, is, on the bosom, a very paintul, blessings of her commerce, the splendid as well as troublesome, operation, and irradiations of her literature and arts, the wounds continue many days sore and the respect and admiration of surrounding inflamed.
nations, Is it please God to dispel my appreliensions on this dire theme, it appears Thro' life's so cultur'd walks, and chain our
« And all the gentler morals, such as play to me, that all other disorders must ap
waya pear as hght evils, even should they threaten viial extinction.
for the devastating conquests of desperate Born with an excellent constitution, ļ valour; lavish of life, through the extreme enjoyed, ewenty-three years of almost of its wretchedness; conquests, ruinoas unclauded healih. Il was then that mis. to others, and probably useless to that fortune began to counteract that prime wretched country which obtains them. biessing: an incurable fracture of the It seeins en me, that common sense is patella, thenceforth combined with in- equally indignant of the shallow, reasonherent love of sedentary employments, less oratory, which is so perpetually till remited exereise sapt the foundations shifting its ground, to defend this now of corporeal strength.' This time ten- totaliy unmotived war; and of the selfyear's another fall, straining the side. evident falsehoods, assertal by Fox, tendons of that injured knee, threatened Sheridan, and Erskine, amidst ilieir tricontraction, a much worse eril than the umph on the subject of the acquitted original fracture,: To prevent it, I used traitors, and their dishonest clamours for the warın-ball at Buxton to a rash ex- a removitl of the eminently necessary recess, staying in it an hour every night straints oprn the treasons to our cnn. during a whole nonth. The growing stitution. "Serjeant Adair and Mr. Wil. rigidity of the tendons vanished beneath berforce are the only mei, one on the this process ;-bur, from the general haheas corpus act, the nther on the war, weakness and relaxarjon it caused, origi- who appear to have spoken, independent noted that difficulty of respiration, then of selfish short-sighted ambition aist party first perceived, and which'bas, at inter connections, the dictatés of tybe patria
olism, suited to the ominous complexion with them thrice during the nine days of of the times.
my visit to Dinbren; and, by their kind D’EON, TIE IMPOSTOR.
introduction, partook of a rural dinner, This is the period of inconceivable given by their friend, Mrs. Orinshy, characters, as well as of unexpected and and the ruins of Valle-Crucis, an anprodigious events. The modern Tha- cient abbey, distant a mile and a half lestris is now jw this city, Mademoiselle from their villa. Our party was large le Chevalier D'Eon, exhibiting, for two enough to fill three chaises and two phao shillings admittance, her skilt in the art of attack and defence with the single
Atter dinner, our whole party returned rapier.
to drink tea and cofree in that retreat, Melancholy reverse of hunan destiny! which breathes all the witchery of genius, what an humiliation for the aide-de-camp taste, and sentiment. You remember of Marshal Broglio! for the ainbassador, Mr. Hayley's poetic compliment to the during five years, from the court of France sweet minjature painter, Miers: co that of Russia! For the envoy to “ His magic pencil, in its narrow space, our's, and the principal planner and ne. Pours the full portion of uninjur'd grace.** gociator of the peace of 1782! In the German war, she lived five years in So may it be said of the talents and exe camps and tented fields, amidst the pride, ertion which converted a cottage, in iwo che pomp, and circumstance, of biyb trast
acres and a half of turnip ground, in a and glorious contest. In the Aiderican fairy-palace, amid the buwers of Can war, she was in five battles, fought lypso. against General Elliot, and received six It consists of four small apartments, wounds; and all this before her sex was
the exquisite cleanliness of the kitchen, discorered.
its utensils, and its auxiliary offices, vies I learned from herself, that a destiny ing with the finished elegance of the gay, so astonishing was not originally, the re
the lightsoine little dining room, as thao sult of voluntary choice. Her parents contrasts the glooiny, yet superior, grace bred her up as a boy, to avoid losing an
of the library, into which it opens. estate entailed on the heir-male.
This room is fitted up in the Gothic She seems to have a woble, indepen- style, the door and large sast-windows dent, as well as intrepid, mind; and the of that form, and the latter of painted inuscular strength and activity of her glass," shedding the dim religious light." large frame at sixty-nine, are wonderful. Candles are seldoon admitted into this She fences in the French uniform, and department. The ingenious friends have then appears an Athletic, venerable, invented a kind of prismatic lantern, graceral, man. In the female garb, as which'occupies the whole elliptic arch of inight-be expected, she is awkwardly, the Gothic door. This lantern is of cus though not vulgarly, masculine.
glass, variously coloured, enclosing two In three days she was to have sailed lamps with their reflectors. The light it for France, by the order of the late un imparts resembles that of a volcano, sana fortunate monarch, to have resumed her guine and solenn. It is assisted by two male dress, and to have taken military glow-worm lamps, that, in little inarble command as General, when the massacre reservoirs, stand on the opposite chinat the Thuilleries, and imprisonment of ney.piece, and these supply the place of the king, lamentably frustrated that de- the here always chastized day-light, sign, and probably dropt an eternal cor
when the dusk of evening sables, or ļain over her career of glory. * Adieu! when night wholly involves the thriceadieu!
A large Eolian harp is fixed in one of I resume my pen, to speak to you of the windows, and, when the weather that enchanting un que, in conduct and permits them to be opened, it breathes situation, of which you have heard so
its deep tones to the gale, swelling and Much, though, as yet, without distinct softening as that rises and falls. description. You will guess that I mean * Ah me! what hand can touch the strings the celebrated ladies of Langollen Vale, their mansion, and their bowers.
Who up the losty diapason roll By their own invitation, I drank tea
Such sweet, such sad, such solemn, airs dirine,
And let them down again into the soul !" Atter death, this lady was found to be This saloon of the Mine, vas
ains the of the mascalme gender!
finest' editiours, superbly bount, of the
best authors, in proses and verse, which assisted by the paler Aames of the petit the English, Italian, avd Freuch, lan. lamps on the chimney-piece, while, guages boast, contained in neat wire cases: throngh the opened windows, we had a uwer chem the portraits, in-miniature, darking view of the lawn on which they and sonie in larger ovals, of the favoured louk, the concave shrublery of tall cso) friends of these celebrated votaries to press, vews, laurels, and blachs; of the that sentiment which exalted the cha woody anphitheatre on the opposite bil, racters of Theseus and Perillous, of that seenis to rise innyediately bebiud David and Jonathau.
the shrubbery, and of the grey barren Between the picture of Lady Bradford mountain which, then just viaible, forms and the chimney-piece, hangs a beau. the back ground. The evening-star had. titul entablature, presented to the ladies risen above the mountain ; the airy harp of Langelle. Vale, by Madam Sitery, loudly rung to the breeze, and completed: Late 'Madam Genlis. It has convex mie the magic of the scene. miatures af herself and of her pupil, Pa- You will expect that I say something mela; between them, pyramidally placed, of the enchantresses themselves, beneath * garlaud of flowers, copied from a nose. whose plastic wand these peculiar graces gay, gathered by Lady Eleanor in hier arose. Lady Eleanor is of middle height, bowers, and presented to Madam Sillery, and somewhat beyond the emborpoint,
The kitchen-garden is neatness itself, as to plumpness; ber face round and Neither there, nor in the whole pre- fair, with the glow of buxuriant health cincts, can a single weed be discovered. She has not fine features, but they are. The fruit-trees are of the rarest and agreeable; enthusiasm in her eye, hilarity finest surt, and luxuriant in their pro- and benevolence in her smile. Exhausiduce; the garden-house, and its imple- less is her fund of historic and tractica mients, arranged in the exactest order. onary knowledge, and of every thing
Nor is the dairy-house, for one cow, passing in the present eventful period. the least curiously clegant object of this She las uncommon strength and fidelity magic domain. A short steep decijeity, of memory; and her tasle for works of shadowed orer with all shrubs, conducts imagination, particularly for, poetry, is Hs to the cool and clean repository, very awakened, and she expresses all sle. The white and shining utensils thai cona' feels with an ingenuous ardour, at which tain the milk, and cream, and butter, the cold-spirited beings stare. I an are pure “as snows thrice bolted in the furined that both these ladies read and nurthern blast.” In the midst, a litle speak most of the modern languages. machine, answering the purpose of a Of the Italian poets, especially of Danie, churis, enables the larlies to manufacture they are warm adınivers. half a pound of butler for their own · Miss Ponsouby, somewhat taller than breakfast, with an apparatus which her friend, is neither slender nor others finishes the whole process without ma. wise, but very graceful. Easy, elegante Bual operation.
yet pensive, is her address and mamitt: The wavy and shaded gravel-walk is Her voice, like lovers watch'd, is kind. which encircles this Elysium, is enriched and low," with various shrubs and flowers. It is nothing in extent, and every thing in A face rather long than round, a comgrace and beauty, and in variety of fo. plexion clear, but without blouin, with a Jiaye ; its gravel smooth as marble. In countenance whiclı, fron is soft inelane one part of it we turn upon a small choly, has peculiar interest. If her lea. Knoll, which overhanys a deep hollow tures are not beautiful, they are very glen.' In its tangled bottom, a frothing sweet and feminine. Though the peria brook leaps and clainours over the rough sive spirit within permits not her lovely stones in its channels A large spread- dimples to give mirth to her smile, they ing beech canopies the knoll, and a se increase its sweetness, and, conscquenta milmuar seat, beneath its boughs, admits ly, her power of engaying the affections. four people. A board, nailed to the elin, We see, through their veil of shading bas this inscription:
reserve, ibat all the talents and accoun « O cara Selva! e Fiumicello amato !" plishments wbich enrich the mud of
Lady Eleanor, exist, with equal powers It has a fine effect in enter the little in this her charming friend. Gothic library, as I first entered it, at Such are these extraordinary womell, the dusk bour. The prismatic lantern who, in the bosom of their deep retirediffused a light gloomily glaring. It was ment, are sought by the first characters,