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George is not destined to end his days make shipwreck of a young writer with in the Force. One day loitering on his any Scottish critic of less patience than beat in Hyde Park, he encounters the ourselves,--doom him to grovel in Cockmysterious lady of the Greyhound; who aigne for ever. is named Circe, otherwise Miss Freeling, the heiress of broad iands, and daughter THE PILGRIM OF Enix, and other of the Lady Freeling, who had,
Poems.* _ Whatever be the calamities of Had her tutored in the paths of grace,
Ireland, no country rejoices in so affection. For, virtue lends a lustre to the face.
ate a family of children. Her misfortunes Mother and daughter live with Sir endear her to their hearts ; her undeserved Joseph Orme, a knight and courtier—the sufferings, make her sacred in their eyes. brother of the old lady, and uncle of Circe.
and each hastens to lay the tribute of his
These gifts differ There is something equivocal, baffling, homage on her altars. and withal disgusting, about this part of
immensely in value ; but as the motive is the story; which, in a prefatory memo.
alike, she will receive the Young PILrandum the writer says is founded on GRIM's wild flower, as graciously as the facts of recent occurrence. The writer
gem of her more gifted sons. The Pile revels on in his fluent power of descrip
grim, who tells us he is young, does us
the honour to select his motto from Tait's tion, and we learn that Circe's passing whisper engages the Sergeant to “ fol.
Magazine, and dedicates to the King low," unheeding his beat and the frowns
what he wishes to be held as an appeal to of Sir Richard Birnie, till he traces the
England in behalf of his native island. lady to Belgrave Square, where, all un
This appeal is made in the Spenserian known to her uncle, she smiles, and waves
stanza ; the author muses on the departed her hand. While George leans “ wailing"
glories and ancient battle-fields of lreon the railing," out issues Cupid's mes
land, and invokes her patriots and bards, senger in the form of a negress
with some facility of description, and
glow of feeling. After an apostrophe to Ah! Massa young-my missie weep for grief! Him very joy so great ; and gar me flew
the spirits of Emmett, Grattan, and Rowan, To gib dis note to Massa, “ Grah-de-tie
(who, by the way, is not yet a disemboWid de blue uniform"
died spirit) the Pilgrim argues thus for The note informs George Short, that the fatal wrench which, until the extreme Circe knows more about him than he of necessity, Englishmen and Irishmen seems to know of himself;-he is en- must alike deprecate :joined to quit the Force-and Circe ma- As diamond, but by diamond can be cut, nages that he shall become the Secretary Defying all less strength, so'twas thy hand, of Sir Joseph. The family move in au
Thy own base, bartered hand, which only put
The sword into thy breast, which raised the wound tumn to the sea-side-love progresses : ALONE could shiver this free, fearless, land, while George performs his duties of secre Through every age in Senate and in fight,
Thy own worst foe; from Dhermod's traitor band tary
To those who sold thy best and dearest rightSad Circe lingered near, with her light tread;
Oh! what can save thee now? There is one word, A magic creature, from the land of fairy,
-UNITE! With voice as sweet as an Eolian lute
Unite!-To tyrant hearts, a name of fear, Her face a passion-flower, her breast its root. It drops like music on the patriot's soul:
The word is talismanic; let them bear, Circe had always been fond of the sea
Who sit on thrones, its thunder accents roll, side, it seems, and now her
And catch the electric, that no Kings control.
Hark! through the nations to the enchanted word, Gentle heart with rapture beat,
And Europe leaps to liberty-her scroll And her lip welcomed her own ocean's roar,
Of gloom thrown back. Her childhood haunt, and caverns retreat,
Where she and Selwyn over spars might pore, After an address to Poland, the writer And gather sea-weeds from the surf and swell,
turns to the fallen walls of Tara :And hear the captive billow in the shell. The canto closes with a highly
Oh! where are Tara's halls ? where, where the
pile, wrought, and, in many points a beautiful Which glory speaks of, and which Time had zoned
re of With years of sanctity ? where the long file
Of all its Monarchs here supremely throned ? Circe's, though we regret to say, it is not Where is its barp ? and where the bards its strings free of the blemishes which run through that toned. the whole poem. We have scarcely vet Where are its loftv columns whor expressed either the fulness of our admir. Which rose upon them? where the sculptured
walls ? ation, or our Dianne of this anonymous Is nothing left save its historic proof? specimen of a work, with which we trust And silent they who gathered to its halle. there will be encouragement to proceed;
Where are its councils ? where its festivals,
When wisdom lightened, or when beauty shone! if such encouragement gives motive to Where are the youths who loved ? the hearta amend and purify. Among the many whose thralls little errors, there are rhymes at the bot. tom of page 4th which would at once
• DALTON, London, pr. 120.
Were sweet but disappointing as our own. riage, got out, and took some refreshments The reckless grass hath o'er them maoy an harvest with him. It was all concluded as to the grown.
case of the poor woman--she had just exThis may not be very great poetry, but pired ; and a female child, of about three it is a fair specimen of the volume of years of age, was lying over her, with little the short pieces we cannot say much. appearance of life. Mr. Elrington offered They are given, the author states, to eke
some plain cake to the child, which she was
unable to take; but she sipped a few drops out the necessary number of pages, and of a cordial, which seemed greatly to revive on the suggestion of the publisher ; but her. The party soon passed away, all but there are among them lines which no ne- the man. The cord, and the driving wind cessity should have induced the writer to and sleet made every one seek for shelter. lay before the public.
" What can be done with the dead body, and
the poor child ?" said Mr. Elrington. THE DOUBLE TRIAL.*
"It is her own child, and she had better This, for a novel, is a curiosity, and al- die with her mother," said the man. most a nondescript. It combines in a
“ How can you be so inhuman?” exclaimtruly Shandean manner, Philosophy, Re
ed Mr. Elrington : “ Wrap her up, and carligion, Political Economy, and the State of
ry her away in your arms after your com
pany; and take this," giving him a small Ireland, with the obsolete romance of the sum of money, " and endeavour, in the beautiful Foundling Heroine, the Spectre morning, to get the poor creature a burial." and Haunted Chamber. The DOUBLE " A burial!" said the man, taking the TRIALS are necessary to develop these money ; « let the dead bury their dead! In intricacies of plot, and restore the hero- this country, in this place, we outcasts have ine, after the ancient and approved man- no home, no priest, no burial-place. I have ner, to her fortune, titles, and loving
done what I could, and you may do what and suffering mother.-If this were all,
you can. When will God be avenged of
such a set of rulers as we have? Do you we would make short work with The 1) Double Trial, the main interest of which
think my Lord Kathemere, who made a clear..
ing of us from his estate, will, with the new consists in long, rambling, and mani. profit, get finer dresses for his new mistress ? fold digressions, connected with every I suppose he will go to his box, at his favourthing in the world save the business on ite Opera, at Rome to-night? I wish I was hand. In these the author unfolds his close to him at the moment he should never opinions on almost every topic which has come out alive!_God bless thee, child ! may been discussed within the last twenty
he take thee with thy mother !" years, and, in doing so, display's much
The man went off hastily, and left Mr. good sense and good, sound, old-fashion
Elrington with the corpse and the child. ed English feeling.
The driving sleet and cold increased. In The work opens
vain Mr. Elrington called after the man : it with the description of a clearing in
was a case of necessity, and he carried the Ireland, the technical term for the cruel child to the carriage. It soon revived, and system, (in its immediate effects most ate some cake; and, as it appeared very cruel), of turning out the cottagers of a weary and sleepy, he wrapped it in a warm district to throw the land into large cloak, and laid it at the bottom of the vefarms. Mr. Elrington, the
hicle. In answer to some questions of Mrs. English gentleman bred to the law, is so Elrington, he said, “I should think the ed with the treatment of
nan had been dead before the man ple, that he throws up his situation, and
approached us. She appeared too young to be
the mother of the child. The man's lanis travelling to Dublin, on his way to
guage and manners are very unlike those of England, when he thus overtakes the the common people of the country. We wretched expatriated cottiers :
must take the cbild to Dublin with us, and The second day was damper and colder; endeavour to get it into the Foundling Hosand they had scarcely proceeded half the for. pital. It is one of the finest Charities in mer day's distance, when they overtook a Ireland; and this is a case in which it will very ragged and straggling company. Ap- not be abused. There was a time, indeed, pearance of wearisomeness and distress was when this Charity was abused, in a way, I in every countenance. There was no need trust, no Charity on the face of the earth of asking the cause : evidently some CLEAR- will ever experience. Sir John Blaguiere ING had taken place in the neighbourhood. brought the case before the English House At length, upon a bleak common, their at- of Commons; for the only sound argument tention was arrested by a group ; and a man, for abolishing the Irish House of Commons approaching the carriage, exclaimed, “In was, that that Body did nothing for the poor : the name of the God of Heaven, can you it would have reformed, like many of our regive a drop of any thing comfortable to a formers now, but it never scemed disposed poor young creature that is dying, or is to go any further than to better themselves. dead ?"--Mr. Elrington stopped the car. Tithes were an aggrievement; and the Irish
House of Commons, at one sweep took away
the rights of the Clergy to the agistment • SMITH, ELDER & CO. London, 3. vols., pp. 900. tithes that is, my dear, those tithes wbich
were vexatious (because they had to com- ceives a slap on the face at every corner, pound íor them) to the nobility and gentry turning, or winding, beginning, middle, . . . . . But I was speaking of Sir and end of a chapter, wherever the auJohn Blaqueire's Report upon the Found
thor cau lug him in. This castigation ling Hospital at Dublin. Such a scene of
he appears to consider as a religious duty; peculation and iniquity never was before exhibited in a Christian country. The gross
and he performs it with unflagging zeal. est neglect was the least evil. So indifferent
There are several good characters in (or something worse) were the attendants
the work,--transcripts of real flesh-andto the summons to take the poor foundlings
blood men and women. We like Harley into tbe Hospital, that instances were pro- and his wife, Mrs. Clements, the village duced before the House of Commons, which merchant, some of the interior person. proved that, when children had been placed ages, and above all, PUFFETER, the hein a receiving trough, and the bell was rung roic auctioneer, an unique and original. to call for an attendant, the pigs of the Son
Some of the scenes look like transcripts establishment ran up, and began devouring
of actual experience, and we have no them."
doubt are so. There is a duel fought be. The nurse-maid screamel, which is no
no tween the lover of a married lady and her wonder, and was about falling into hys- brother, a Colonel of the Guards, most terics, when Mrs. Elrington exclaims, unlike the commonplace encounters of a
“ It must be impossible, my dear Elring- novel. The correspondence which folton!”
lows this affair is remarkable. The let. “So we have said upon a thousand points, ter of the Countess especially has every my love, since we first came to this country,
ountry internal mark of authenticity. The lady, and beard sundry reports ; but how many of these strange, bórrid, impossible stories have
deserted by her worthless husband, an we not found to be true?".
Irish nobleman, is left to the arts of his “If expericnce must decide," said the lady, relative, Sir Bedell Wharton, and after a with a heavy sigh, “I confess it is not safe seclusion of some years, elopes with him, to disbelieve any thing.”
discovers his baseness, and leaves him. “ Laird ! Sir," said the servant, driven The husband, brother, and lover, of the out of her respectful silence by the soul-ap unfortunate woman, are found alike propalling account, “ why, the very pigs them- Aligate; and her position among three selves must have been in a state of starva
scoundrels is a striking one. Mr. Elringtion !! “ Very likely, Jemima," said her master,
ton meets her by an accident. “ if their keepers could get more by starving
He found the lady in a most violent pathan by fattening them. This, at least, as
roxysm of alarm and apprehension. She ap: to the wretched children, we know to be the
peared a very fine personage, and young and fact; for it was proved before the House of
beautiful; yet still she shrunk from inspecCommons by the books kept by the Found
tion, and appeared cautious and reserved.ling--and I suppose nobody will argue, that
“ Are you, Sir, an Englishman ? and I beg the stewards of the establishment wished to
to be inforined to whom I address myself," make their own case worse than it really was
were the first words of the lady, given with - it was proved, I say, that within six years
that peculiar euphony and emphasis in preceding the Report in the House of Com.
which ladies of very high fashion in Ireland mons, which was made in the year 1797,*
rather ostentatiously indulge, as their shibo.
leth. 12,786 children had been received, of whom only 135 survived !!
Mr. Elrington mentioned his name, and • This was proved before our English
said that he was a Barrister, and lately llouse of Commons !” said the lady, with
from Ireland. horror.
“ And, I thank God, not unknown to me 6. Yes, my dear, in the year 1797 : and by fame," said the lady. “ You are the this Report has been well characterized. in agent of Lord Vanessy; and I
am a a very few words, as the most infernal ac- wretched and miserable woman, and undecount of systematized murder that ever in serving of any name ! yet of all names, I any age disgraced any country, civil or sa loathe and abbhor that by which I am
known !--Mistake me not, Sir; I want no * Mercy me!" cried Jemima, emboldened, other name; I wish to live the remains of in the cause of bumanity, to make another my life of horror unnamed and unknown, or remark, “ what will become of this poor
I had not troubled you with this interview. child ? It is a pity, as the man said, that she
Whoever bas fallen in this sad duel, I fly bad not died with her mother, or her no
from both; and to consult with you where mother ; but then, it is to be hoped, that
I can hide my head for ever, has induced me she is at least too big for the pigs.”
to avail myself of this accidental meeting, This extraordinary statement intro
But I am almost distracted !-Alas! you duces Malthus, who, from this point, re
have heard of me — I am-I was Lady Kathemere."
Mr. Elrington was very much shocked. * In Spain, out of 20,000, about half died in the Orphan House at Madrid; but this in Ireland was
For a moment or two his feelings prevented
E.. upwards of 90 in 10).
his words. Too well he kuew who the very
voung and beautiful woman before him was. about so worthless a creature as yourself. She had married at the early age of eighteen, You are henceforth to me no more than any the very noble and wealthy Lord Kathe. of your wanton and worthless sisterhood in mere, without any approval of her own. the streets, and I disown you. Scarcely had she been married two years,
“ A. CROOK LAWN." when the infamous conduct of her as band “And this, my answer, Sir, I will also obliged him to fly to distant lands. She had read to you. long been secluded from all honourable so
To Colonel CROOKT.AWN. ciety, and her depraved husband had left her under the control of agents and relatives of his own, taking away with him the only
I would to God you had child of their marriage, a boy, who was said ever disowned me, and then I might not to be with him in Italy. Among these were have been the miserable and guilty woman Sir Bedell Wharton, a Baronet of the ut that I confess myself to be! Too true, my most art, and fashion, and depravity. All honour is irrevocably lost! but where was these were now employed to deceive the your own when you compelled me to marry young Countess ; and chiefly was she alarm. that man of infamy, of the depravity of ed at the idea of being again subject to the
whose character you were not ignorant ? I society of her husband; and at length, (it is had been brought up privately by foreign more to be lamented than wondered at,) this governesses. I knew nothing of Lord unhappy young lady saw no other means of Kathemere ; but I disliked his person and escape than accepting the proffered protec.
manners. My father would have yielded to tion of Sir Bedell himself."
my solicitations against the alliance; but At the period of her elopment, about a you came forward.-Reinember, Sir, that year ago, her brother, Colonel Crooklawn,
you never came for:vard as my brother bewas with his regiment on service; but as
fore-that you have never come forward as soon as he came to England, he lost no time
my friend in your whole life-that I have at in following the fugitises, and had on the no tiine, from my birth, ever received from present morning met with them in that part you one act of kindness, one look of affecof Switzerland, through which Mr. Elring
tion, one word of good-will or good advice. ton with his family was proceeding to Eng.
- But when this very splendid match was land.
offered me, you pointed out its honours and Mr. Elrington agaio tendered his services
its value, and enforced me to accept of it, by to the Countess.
saying that I should disgrace and injure my “You know my mind, Sir; I will never
family—that I should be buried for life in again see Sir Bedell or my brother. Be
some convent abroad, where I never should fore I ask what has been the event of this
be known or seen; that you pledged your. encounter, I produce to you these two let.
self by oaths to these and other acts of cruters-the one addressed to the Baronet, the
elty, if I did not accept the offer of Lord
Kathemere: and you declared to me, what I other to the Colonel. Now tell me,'Sir, what has happened?"
was ignorant enough to believe, that my « Sir Bedell is very severely wounded,
father, as a Peer of the realm, could by or (Mr. Elrington paused) —
law compel me to marry.-Was this undead!"
truth, Sir, part of your honour ?-But, Sir, I trust to God! not dead," said the
though you have never owned me for my Countesss calmly. "You see, Sir, the
good, you have (I have lately discovered) letters are unsealed. You shall hear the
for your own. The first sacrifice of my hocontents. Yet, first of all, let me tell you
nour was when I married his Lordship; what you may not know of my history. My
you had the price of it, in the representarelations compelled me to be the wife of
tion of Lord Kathemere's Borough of Lord Kathemere.--I have been as deceived
Broughton. This, I have documents to by Sir Bedell as by them and his Lordship.
prove, was the stipulation for your interferI have not a person on the face of the earth
ence. And when my wretched husband unless it be yourself, in whom I can trust;
left me, did you interfere-did you offer to and if this encounter bad not taken place, I
protect me-did you attempt to shield me bave made that discovery this morning, that
from the depraved set around me?-I am I never would again associate with Sir Be
fallen ? but do you stand upright! No, Co
lonel Crooklawn, I might have been honourdell. Let me now inform you that I wrote to my brother, to dissuade him from this
able, and virtuous, and happy, but for you ; meeting with Sir Bedell, and here is his re
and had you been a truly honourable man,
you would have sheltered me from these The lady read
evils, into which you have betrayed me, and
for which you now accuse me. The fate “ Madam,
you threatened me with, if I did not marry, “I do not believe that you I now voluntarily embrace as the consecare either for me or your paramour, any quence of that wretched marriage. My mind more than I do for your lost reputation.-- is truly distracted; yet in my distraction I It is my own honour, Madam-it is the in- have written this.-There are yet strange splt that Sir Bedell bas given me by daring and dreadful tales connected with my his. to make a mistress of one allied to me by tory, which, if I had ever found a friend and blood, that will make me lift up my arm to brother, I should wish him at some futuro chastise him; and not any consideration dayt: endeavour t» uyravel. I mention this
now, that you may not afterwards be sur. am not able to extract it, it may at length prised, or pretend to disbelieve, because the occasion a mortification, and finally death.” circumstance had not before occurred. I “ Death! Sir,” exclaimed Sir Bedell, in cannot trust you.”
renewed alarm; “ I thought you said I was After a little farther conversation, Lady safe from death! I am not ready-I beKathemere says,
lieve-I fear I am not fit to die ! Then,
catching the eye of a gentleman who had “ And now, Sir, hear my letter to Sir Be
been his second in the rencontre, he conti. dell—it is very short."
nued-“I mean, I say, I have not settled my “Sir Bedelu WHARTON,
affairs, and I might as well speak to that “ You bave betrayed me. strange go You were in league with my husband. I “Ah! here we have the bullet," contiforgive you; but I'll never see your face nued the surgeon; “ we shall get it out again.
presently. I must make the incision lar
“ A. K." ger, and introduce the forceps.” They were now informed that Sir Be.
Then Sir,” said Sir Bedell, motioning dell was brought into the house, and wished
ei his head to Mr. Elrington, • I will not to see the lady.
trouble you but with my respects to the The Countess declared that she would on
lady." no account have any interview with him ;
Mr. Elrington left the room, and men. and she begged the favour of Mr. Elrington
tally ejaculated _" This is a man of high to go and inform him of the same.
fashion and honour, that figbts duels, and Nr. Elrington went into the wounded
keeps in alarm all His Majesty's peaceable man's room : and if the outward grace and subjects!! This is the man that all the personal exterior can be an excuse for the minor fashionables look up to as a criterion frailty of woman, the Countess had that sad of grace, and spirit, and courage." excuse. Sir Bedell had received a shot in From this slight specimen it will be his shoulder-blade. A surgeon was every seen The Double Trial is not an ordimoment expected. He appeared in great nary novel. We regret that our limits pain, and very great agitation of mind ; but do not permit going deeper into it, and he composed his fine features, and bowed
cordially recommend it to perusal. gracefully to Mr. Elrington, who gave him the note, delivered the lady's message, and informed him that she had written it before
CANTO 17TH OF Don JUAN.-By one she heard of the event of the duel.
who desires to be a Very Great Un« Tell her,” said Sir Bedell, « that I do known.*--Lady Blessington relates, that not deserve that she should come to me. Byron once intended to commit suicide, Oh ! Sir, that woman has been more shame but was prevented by two reasons, one fully used than any ” and he stopped, of which was, that a dear friend might and asked impatiently for the surgeon. not be able to perpetrate a life of Again he began to speak in a desponding him. There would have been a third strain.“ Alas, Sir, what excuse have I to
dissuasive, could his irascible Lordship offer, but her fatal beauty! Too true it is -" when the surgeon's arrival induced
have foreseen this publication; or, at him to pause. In a few minutes Sir Bedell any rate, a reason for performing the asked__* Is there any danger?
obsequies of the Don with his own hand. “Very great indeel, Sir," said the prac- CANTO 17th is made out pretty much in titioner; "I cannot answer for your life for the way one's imagination suggests on four-and-twenty hours, till I know the direc- laying down Canto 16th. Aurora Raby, tion the bullet has taken.”
and Juan, are deeply in love, of course; " Then I should wish to have five mic and the character of the icy lady is de. nutes' conversation with this gentleman in veloped with some skill. The Very Great private.” “ You, surely, Sir, would not defer a
Unknown leaves the lovers in a ticklish moment," said the medical man, " the
situation. Another GREAT UNKNOWN means that must be used for the safety of
may, therefore, catch up the ball in your life!"
Canto 18th ; and thus Don Juan pro“Oh, no, not on any account,” replied ceed, like a game at chess between rival Sir Bedell.
kingdoms. Canto 17th is not more reThe surgeon continued his examination, markable for prudery than its predecessors. and at length exclaimed, “ I am convinced, Sir, that the bullet has not penetrated into THE DAWN OF FREEDOM.t-A little any vital part.” io I have nothing further to say to the
poem, on a noble subject, is dedicated by gentleman,” said Sir Bedell, “but my very
a Graduate of Orford, to the Sovereign Best wishes to the lady, and I think she has
People, and written in a spirit new to acted with very great prudence.”
the learned University, to which its author “ As yet,” continued the operator, “ the belongs. A pure vein of exalted religion bullet has not penetrated to any vital part; but there is no knowing but that it may
• Gilbert: London, pp. 48. quickly be fatal, if I cannot find it; and if I
+ Ridgway, London, pp. 46.