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BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS.
September, the Lady of Sir John Gordon Sinclair, At 15, Drummond Place, on the 230 August. of a daughter. Mrs William Douglas, of a daughter.
At Grove House, Brompton, on the 7th Sep. At 37, Great King Street, on the 230 August. tember, the wldow of Mr. David Blackie, W.S., Mrs Archibald Boyd, of a son.
of a daughter. At 108, Lauriston Place, on the 23d August,
At 4, Heriot Row, on the 12th September, the Mrs MacLachlan, of a daughter.
Lady of James Robert Hart, Esq., of Drum cross The Lady Sussex Lennox of a still-born child. Hall, or a son and heir. At 32, Howard Place, on the 25th August,
At Bighouse, on the 9th September, the Lady Mrs William Napier, of a daughter.
of Major M.Kay of a daughter. On the 21th August, The Lady Garvagh of a son, At Aberdeen, on the 6th September, Mrs Alex. At Tanfield, on the lith August, Mrs Rennie
ander Jopp, of a daughter. of a daughter,
At Old Windsor, on the Ilth September, the At the Marquis of Northampton's, Castle Ash. Hon. Mrs Every, of a daughter. ley, on the 29th August, the Baroness de Nor. At 30, Clarence Street, on the 9th September, mann, of a son,
the Lady of Captain James Buchanan, Honour. At 1, Athol Crescent, on the 30th August, Mrs
able East India Company's Service, of a daughter. Hugh Dunlop, of a son,
At 62, Hanover Street, on the 9th September, At5), Cumberland Street, on the 28th August. the Lady of Francis Hamilton, Esq., W S of a Mrs MacPherson, of a daughter.
daughter At Gloucester Place. London, on the 27th Au. At Runcorne, Cheshire, on the 31st August, the gust, the Lady of the Hon. Frederick Talmash, of
Lady of the Rev. Edward Allan, of a son a daughter.
At Limecraigs, near Campbleton, on the lith At Blackett Place on the 29th August. Mrs September, Mrs Stewart of Glenbuckie, of & Turnbull, of a son.
daughter. At Minto Street, Newington, on the 1st Sep
Ai Claremont Crescent, on the 16th September, tember, Mrs Spittal, of a son
Mrs Stone, of a daughter. At 14, Shandwick Place, on the 31st August,
At 26, Charlotte Square, on the 17th September, Mrs Dauncy of a daughter.
the Lady of Colonel Pittman, C. B., and of the At 14, Atholl Crescent, on the 20th August,
East India Company's Service, of a son. Mrs Graham, of a daughter,
At Springhall, on the 16th September, the Lady At 18. Charlotte Square, on the 21th August. of George Forbes, Esq., of a daughter. Mrs Robertson, of a daughter.
At Glasgow, on the 16th September, the Lady At 15, Drummond Place, on the 23 August,
of John Fleming, Esq., Clermont, of a son. M18. William Douglas, of a daughter.
At Camberwell Grove, on the ilth September, At 37, Great King Street, on the 230 August,
the Lady of the Rev. Henry Melville, of a son. Mrs Archibala Boyd, of a son.
AtMinsteed Lodge, on the 9th September, Lady At Mellerstain, on the 20th August, the Lady
Catherine Buckley, of a daughter. of George Baillie, Esq., junior, of Jerriswood, of
At Fairfield, Somerset, the Lady of Sir Perea son.
grine Palmer Palmer Acland, Bart, of a daugh. At 18, Atboll Cresent, on the 28th August, Mrs
ter Cadell, of a daughter.
At Stamford Hill, on the 12th September, the At Worton Hall, on the 28th August. the Lady of JA. Droop, Esq., of a son. Right Hon. Lady Louth, of a son and heir.
Ai Chorterhouse Square, London, on the 12th At Auchlyne House, on the 22d August, the September, the Lady of the Rev. William Goode, Lady of George Andrew Campbell, Esq., of a or a daughter, sulldaughter.
At Park Street, London, on the 6th September, At Jedburgh, on the 4th September, Mrs Brown, the Lady Elizabeth Trefuses, of a daughter. wife of Bailie Brown, of a son.
On the 31st August, the Lady of J. D. Alex At Coldstream, on the 26th August, the Lady
ander, Esq., M. P. of a daughter. of Thomas Fair, Esq., of Buenos Ayres, of a son.
At Gifford's Hall, Suffolk, the Lady of Patrick At Montrose, on the 18th August, Mrs Lillie,
Mannock, Esq , of a son. wife of the Rev. James Lallie, of a son.
At Brockwell Hall, Surrey, on the 31st August. At Horsleyhin, on the 29th August, Mrs Dou.
the Lady of Joshua Blackburn, Esq. of a son. glas, of a son.
At Fleet Street, London, on the ist instant, the At 29. Great King Street, on the 2d September. Lady of S. F. T. Wilde, Esq. of a son. Mrs M. N. Macdonald, of a son. At 36, Melville Street, 24th August, Mrs Tho.
MARRIAGES. mas Riddell, of a son.
At‘Ludgate Lodge, Ratho, on 31st August, Wil. At 11, St. John Street, on the 20 September, Jiam Hutcheson, r.sq. surgeon, South Queensfer. Mrs Yule, of a son.
ry, to Isabella, youngest daughter of the late John At Legerwood Manse, on the 10th September, Hooper, Esq." Mrs. Cupples, of a son.
At London, Arthur W. Torrens, son of the late At Kirkaldy, on the 23 August, Mrs Stocks of Major-General Sir H. Torrens, Adjutant-General, Abden, of a daughter,
to Maria Jane, daughter of the late General Mur At 31, St Andrews Square, on the 29th August, ray. Mrs George Law, of a daughter.
At London, on 18th August, the Hon. Henry At West End Lodge, Thames Ditton, on the Howard, eldest son of Lord Howard of Effingham, Ist September, the Lady of Francis Horsley, Esq., to Eliza, only daughter of General Sir Gordon of a daughter.
Drummond, G. C. B. At Morrison's Place, Piershill, the Lady of At St. George's, Hanover e, London, on Henry Robert Addison, Esq., 2d Dragoon Guards, the 21st August, F. Murray, Esq., son of the late of a son.
General Murray, to Catharine Elizabeth, daughAt Pitfour Castle, on the 6th September, Mrs. ter of Lady Caroline Dundas. Richardson, of a daughter.
At Weymouth, on 22d August, John Muir At Stevenson, near Haddington, on the 8th Mackenzie. Esq. younger of Delvin, to Sophia
Matilda, ifth daughter of the late James Ray. mond Johnston of Alva, Stirlingshire,
At Keith, on 21st August, John Wilson, Esq., Tochineal, to Helen, eldest daughter of Alex. ander Thorburn, Esq.
At Camperdown, Forfarshire, on 28th August, Jobn James Allen, Esq. Royal Navy, eldest son of John Lee Allen, Esq. of Errol Park, to the Lady Henrietta Dundas Duncan, eldest daughter of the Earl of Camperdown.
At Edinburgh, on 5th September, Adam Rol. land, Esq., younger of Gask, to Charlotte, daughter of the late John Craigie, Esq. of Quebec, and niece of Lord Craigie.
At Seafield, on 4th September, Mr James Wil son, merchant, Edinburgh, to Elizabeth, second diughter of th: late John Clark.
At Inverin, on Ilth August, the Rev. Archi. bald Colquhoun, to Anne, third daughter of the late John Macintyre, Esq, Letterew.
At 10. Ainslie Place, on 6th September, Dr. William Pulteney Alison, Professor of the Theory of Medicine in the University of Edinburgh, to Margaret Crawford, eldest daughter of the late Dr. James Gregory.
Ar Edinburgh, on 12th September, Evan MacPherson, Esq. of Glentruim, to Helen, eldest daughter of the deceased George Birrell, Esq., late of the Hon. East India Company's service.
At Dysart, on 11th September, Montague Wil. lian Perreau, Esq. of the Madras Army, to Mary, third daughter of the late Captain John Reddie.
At Dundee, on 31 August, Mr. James Bath. gate, to Agnes, youngest daughter of the late Mr William Young, builder, Pathhead.
At St George's, Hanover Square, London, on 5th September, the Rev. E. Nepean, youngest son of the late Right Hon. Sir Evan Nepean, of Loders, in the county of Dorset, Bart. to Anne, second daughter of Sir H. Jenner, Knt, hls Ma. jesty's Advocate General.
At Buccleuch Street, on 31st September, Mr Richard Murray, cabinet-maker, Edinburgh, to Mrs. Wilhelmina Scott Brown, daughter of the late Mr William Brown.
At Tidsbury, on 27th August, Arthur Fane, Esq. youngest son of Lieutenant General Sir H. Fane, G.C.B, to Lucy H, Bennet, eldest daughter of John Bennet, Esq. of Pythouse, M.P. for the county of Wilts.
At London, on 29th August, the Rev. Mon. tague James Taylor, vicar of Harrold, Bedfordshire, to Louisa Ann, fifth daughter of Sir Wil liam Curtis, Bart, of Portland Place.
At Holland, in tbe county of Lancaster, on 220 August, Captain Hunter Ward, of the 43d Light Infantry, to Harriet Jane, second daughter of J. A. Hodson, Esg. of Holland Grove.
At London, on 28th August, the Rev. J. Berry, M.A. vicar of Hoxton, Cambridgeshire, to Jane, youngest daughter of the late Robert Gilbert, Esq. of St. John's Square, Clerkenwell.
At St. George's, Hanover Square, London, on 28th August, the Rev. George William Brooks, Tector of Hampden, and chaplain to his Grace the Duke of l.eeds, to Jane Mary, youngest daughter of William Shepherd, Esq. of Half Moon Street, Piccadilly.
At Stillorgan Church, on 28th August, Dennis Henry Kelly, Esq. eldest son of the Rev. Arm. strong Kelly, of Castle Kelly, in the county of Galway. to Elizabeth Diana, eldest daughter of John Castor, Esqof Beckenham Place, Kent,
At St. Pancras New Church, London, on 25th August, Mr. James Lindley, of Cainden Town, to Miss Aiin M. Clough of Brompton, Middlesex.
At Trieste, on 19th August, Charles Grotte, Esq. of Threadneedle Street, London, to Isabella, eld. est daughter of (teorge Moore, Esqof Trieste.
At Everton, on Ith September, Thomas, eldest son of Thomas Quintin, Esq. of Hatley Park, Cam. bridgeshire, to Louisa, third daughter of William Astell, M. P. of Everton House, Bedfordshire.
At North Tuddenham, the Rev. John Culling Evans, to Marianne Louisa, eldert daughter of the Rev. John Day, rector ot North Tuli denham.
At Greeuwich, on 6th September, Henry ila. milton Douglas, Faq. late of his Majesty Life Guarus, to Mary Ann, eldest daughter of the late John Allen, Esq. of the Paragon, Blackheath,
late Mr Whelmiua Scotter, maker, Edienber, Mr.
At Lowestoft, on 5th September, the Rev. W. Herbert Chapman, M.A. of Emanuel College, Cambridge, to Elizabeth, only daughter of the late Porter Bringloe, Esq. of Hingham, in the county of Norfolk,
At St. James's Church, London, on 6th September, William Gilbert, Esq. of Clapham, to Mary Ann, eldest daughter of Mr. Skelton of Piccadilly.
At Shieldhall, on 5th September, Alexander Macfadzean, Esq. M.D. to Miss Margaret Oswald, youngest daughter of the late Alexander Oswald, Esq. of Shieldhall.
At London, on 30 September, Robert Frederick Gower, Esq. to Lillias Miller, youngest daughter of the Rev. Dr. Stewart of Kirkowan, Wigtonshire.
At Edinburgh, on 10th September, Robert Hors. burgh, Esq. accountant, to Mary, second daughter of the late Alexander Marjoribanks, Esq. of Mar. joribanks.
At Craig, on 12th September, by the Rev. P. Comrie, the Rev. Lewis H. Irving, minister of Abercorn, to Isabella, only surviving child of Archibald Carruthers, Esq., of Craig, Stewartry of Kircudbright.
At Luftness House, East Lothian, on 12th Sep. tember, Lord Henry Francis Charles Kerr, second son of the late Marquis of Lothian, to Lousia Do. rothea, only daughter of General the Hon. Sir Alexander Hope, of Craighall and Waughton, G. C. B.
At Edinburgh, on the 18th September, Mr Thomas Greig, writer, to Jane, eldest daughter of Mr George Bookless.
At Montrose, on the 7th September, the Rev. Andrew Wilson, to Catherine, daughter of the late Mr John Kinnear, merchant, Montrose.
At St. James', Piceadilly, London, on the 10th September, Hugh William Gordon, Esq., of Hans Place, only son of the late Robert Gordon, Esq., of Fort St. George, Madras, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Francis Lovell, Esq., of Sloane Street, London.
At Oxton, on Ilth September, Charles, son of the Rev. Sir Charles Anderson, Bart. of Lea, in Lincolnshire, to Emma, youngest daughter of the late John Savile Folgambe, Esq. of Aldwark, in the county of York.
At Whitechurch, on Ilth September, Charles T. Gaskell, Esq., of Stanmore, Middlesex, to Charlotte, daughter of the late General Bruce, of Elstree, Herts.
At Hampstead church, on 12th September, the Rev. George Payton Harvey, Rector of Horton, in Staffordshire, to Sarah Frances, eldest daughter of Thomas Sheppard, Esq., of Hampstead Heath.
At St. James' Chureh, London, on 10th September, James Williams Braine, Esq., of St.James' Square, to Francis Amelia, second danghter of the late Allyett Woodhouse, Esq, Advocate. General of Bombay.
At Newton Valence, on 8th September, R. Hen. ley Payne, Esq., second son of Sir Peter Payne, Bart., M.P., of Knuston Hall, Northampton, to Lousia, youngest daughter of Henry Chawner, Esq., of Newton Manor House, Hants. E89, of Newton Manor House,
At St. Andrew's, Holborn, London, on Sth September, Andrew Playfair, of the Bank of Eng. land, Esq, to Miss Jane Dixon, late of Twicken. ham.
At Chepstow Church, Monmouthshire, on Ilth September, Robert Gun Cunningham, Esq., of Newland Park, Gloucestershire, and Mount Ken. nedy, County Wicklow, Ireland, to the lion. Arabella Eliza Pery, eldest daughter of Viscount Glentworth.
At St. Mary's Church, Bryanston Square, Lon. don, on 8th September, Elliot Roberts, E89, of Manchester Square, to Elizabeth, widow of the late Captain Julius Johnson, of the Madras Army, daughter of Colonel Barton, Deputy Quarter Master General, of Cawnpour, India.
At Teddesley Park, Statfordshire, Viscount Newark, to Emily, Daughter of E. J. Littleton, Esq. M.P.
DEATHS. At 30 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, on the 29th August, l'atrick Weinyss M'Arthur, eldest son of the late (Captain Doual M'Arthur, retired list, 2d Royal Veteran Battalion.
the county of the Folgambe, Eso sughter of the
At Rothsay, on the 18th August, Miss Ann September, Margaret Young, wife of Mr Andrew Crawfurd M.Dougall, daughter of the late Colonel Tennent, merchant. M.Dougall, of Polquhairn,
At Glasgow, on 6th September, Mr Peter At Sydney, New South Wales, on 15th February M Nicol, wright. last, Mr. Henry C. Newton, youngest son of the At George Street, Glasgow, on 5th September, late Mr John Newton, Shipowner, Leith.
Mr Malcolm, wright. At 31, And Street, Edinburgh, on the 21st At Finnich Malice, Stirlingshire, on 6th SepAugust, Mrs Jean Tennent, daughter of the late tember, George Buchanan, Esq. late of Demer. John Wallace, Esq. of Damhead.
On 20th August, Mr John Paul, Spirit Mer. At London, on 220 August, Lady Lowe, wife chant, Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh."
of Lieutenant-General Sir Hudson Lowe. At Fisherrow, on the 17th August, Mrs. Chris. At Whitefordhill, Ayr, on 24th August, Mrs. tian MacMillan, wife of Mr William Watt, mer. Elizabeth Muir, wife of Mr Thomas Young, far. chant.
mer. At Scone, Perth, on 18th August, Miss L. H. At 36, Clyde Buildings, Glasgow, on 5th SepDick, youngest daughter of the late Alex. Dick. tember, Mr James Young, commission merchant. Esq. accountant, Edinburgh.
At Aberdeen, on 4th September, Ann, wife of At fi, Elm Row, on 21st August, Mr. Thomas Captain David Scott. Watson, upholsterer.
At Thurso, on 30th August, Lieutenant Alex. At 18, St Andrew's Square, on 26th August, ander Robeson, R.N. Mrs Lillias Moore Stewait, wife of William New At Montreal, on 4th July, Mr Andrew Darling, bigging, Esq. surgeon.
late of Edinburgh. At 3, Lauriston Lane, on 24th August, Miss At Rome, on 13th August, Gilbert Laing Christian Erskine, daughter of the late Lr. John Meason, Esq. of Lindertis. Erskine of Carnock.
At Portobello, on 9th September, Isabella Cor. At Edinburgh, on 29th August, Miss Jane Moir, neila, youngest daughter of William Blair, Esq. youngest daughter of the late Andrew Moir, of advocate. Otterburn.
At 28, Inverleith Row, on 1st September, Jane, At 2 Shandwick Place, on the 31st August, daughter of Captain Grace, Mary Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Jarnes An AC 14, Carlton Place, on 3d September, Au. derson, Esq. civil engineer.
gusta Walker Campbell, daughter of Charles At the Manse of Stromness, Orkney, on 20th Campbell, Esq. August, the Rev. William Clouston, minister of Atl, Grove Street, on 1st September, the Rev. Stromness and Shandwick.
Alexander Harper, late of Lanark. AtFast Polten Mains, Lasswade, on 25th August, At Wedderlie. parish of Westruther, on 20 SepMrs Jane Reid, relict of Mr George Dobbie, late tember, Agnes Peacock. farmer there.
At Wick, on 30th August, Mr. John Calder, At Broughton Place, Peebles-shire, on 17th fish-curer, Leith. August, Mr John Anderson, Cramelt.
At l'athhead, on 7th Septernber, Eliza Trail At Peebles, on 30th August, Mr John Ander. Craigie, wife of Mr. Dove, of the Customs, Kir. son, late in Henderland.
kaldy. At Chelsea Hospital, Sir E. Home, Bart.
At London, on 6th September, George Watt, At Falkirk, on 22 August, Thomas William
W.S. Henbest, Esq. surgeon.
At George Street, on 12th September, Major H. At Sea, on 5th January last, Captain Duncan Cheape, of the Mihtary Establishment. Ross Taylor, youngest son of the late Reverend At Charlotte Street, on 7th September, Mr Joseph Taylor, minister of Cambeo, Fifeshire, John Gibb, writer.
At 10, Abbey Hill, on 16th August, Mr William At Cornwall, Upper Canada, in June, Mr Miller, writer, second son of the deceased Thomas James Thomson, late farmer at Oatridge. Miller Esq. extractor of records.
At Carluke, on 29th Augusr, Helen CunningAt 45, Constitution Street, Leith, on 1st August ham, 'wife of Mr James Kay. Mr. A. D. Barclay.
At Green Lettuce Lane, London, Mrs ElizaAt Glasgow, on 4th September, Rachel, young beth Airy. est child of Mr William Dunnet, teacher, Edin At Lorne House, Isle of Man, on 21st August, burgh,
Christian Taubman, widow of the late LieutenAt 3, Davie Street, on 1st September, Mies ant.Colonel Cunninghame, 58th regiment. Marion Shaw,
At Ragcate, on 26th March, Lieutenant Alex At Candlemaker Row, on 31st August, Mrs Moir, 15th regiment, Bombay Native Infantry, Huntly, Harrow Inn.
youngest son of the late William Moir, Esq. At Inchyra, on 26th August, Elizabeth, wife of Newgrange. Lieutenant Colonel Campbell, 95th Regiment, and At Cardinnis, on 22d August, Mrs. Katherine eldest daughter of the late James Richardson, Tod, wife of Patrick Begbie, Esq. Esq. of Pitfour.
At Annfield Place, Musselburgh, on 10th SepOn 25th August, on his passage from London tember, Mrs Ann Lamont, wife of Mr John Telfer to Kirkcaldy, Mr James Forrester, mathematical merchant. instruinentmaker, London.
At Palaincottah, in March last, the Lady of At Bayswater, on 3d September, David Blackie, Captain Carteret George Scott, ist rcgiment, Esg. W.8. late of Edinburgh.
Native Infantry. On 1st September, J. Wade, Esq., son of the At Newcastle, on 5th September, Thomas Trot. late General Wade, and grandson to the Field. ter, M.D. Marshal Wade.
At Hawick, on the 12th September, the Rev. At Lower Berkely Street, London, Cecilia, in John Cochrane. fant daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Lindsay.
At Edinburgh, on 12th September, The Rev. At London, on 1st September, Mr. William Alexander Nisbet, minister of the United Associ. Young, of Downe's Wharf.
ate Congregation of Portsburgh. At Belladrum House, Inverness-shire, on 6th At Quebec, on 26th July, Thomas Gordon, Esq., September, Buchanan M.Millan, Esq. of Bowmerchant. Street, Covent Garden, Printer in Ordinary to his At 126, Lauriston Place, on Joth September, Majesty.
Lieutenant J. C. Mitchell, Fife Militia. At 3, Davie Strect, on 1st September, Miss At Edinburgh, on the 12th September, Mr An. Marion Shaw
drew Craig M‘Lehose, junior, son of Mr M le. At the Manse of Gladsmuir, on 4th September, hose, W.S. the Rev. George Hamilton, D.D. minister of At 12, Roxburgh Place, on 10th September, Gladsmuir.
Mary, eldest daughter of the late Mr Robert Pri. Drowned, in the River Hooghly, East Indies, die, hat manufacturer. on 22d of March Jast. Mr Alexander Campbell, At James's Court, on 16th September, Mr son of the late Donald Campbell, Esq. Bally Charles Stewart, printer, martin, Islay.
At Edinburgh, on 16th September, Mrs Jean At 3, North Hanover Street, Glasgow, on 8th Forbes, wife of Hugh Sinclair, printer.
fant, London, oe's Wharf.verness-shi
At Edinburgh, on 31st August, Mr Robert Hannay.
At Morrison Place, Piershill, on 16th September, Mrs Addison, wife of Lieutenant Henry Ad. dison, Queen's Bays.
At Cadogan Place, London, on 13th September, Lady MacLean, wife of Lieut. General, Sir Fitz. roy MacLean, Bart.
At Aberdeen, on 10th September, James Calder, Esq., wine-merchant.
At Guernsey, on 9th September, Charles Tyn. dall, Esq., son of the late Thomas Tyndall, Esq., of the Fort near Bristol.
At Quebec, on 13th August, the Rev. Joseph L. Mills, D.D., Chaplain to his Majesty's Forces, Quebec.
At Colombo, on 31st March, Mrs Hamilton Bailey, daughter of the Right Rev. Bishop Gleig, and spouse of the Rev. Benjamin Bailey, senior chaplain of Ceylon.
Ai Norwood Lodge, Surrey on 11th September, Elizabeth Mary, wife of John Rays, Esq.
At Leiston House, Saxmundham, on 8th September, Charles Calvert, Esq., M.P.
At Bruges, on 5th September, Thomas Drury, Esq., Admiral of the Red.
At Wimbledon Common, on 8th September. Arthur Tyton, Esq., late of his Majesty's (ustoms.
At North Brixton, on 9th September, Sarah, relict of the late James Brewer, Esq., of Clapham Common.
At Chelmsford, William Meggry, Esq.
On the 1st September, T. Wilshire. Esa, or Hitchin, Herts.
At Bryanston Square, London, on 10th September, Tully Higgons, Esq.
At Dalham, Suffolk, Miss Affleck, sister of General Sir J. Affleck, Bart.
At Boulogne, on 25th August, the Rev. John Fisher, Archdeacon of Berks.
At Grotto, near Reading, Caroline Anna Maria Frederica, daughter of the Hon. Arthur Thelluson.
At Cheltenham, od 4th September, Lee Steere Steere, Esq., of Jayes, Surrey.
At Logie, on 24th August, the Rev. Dr James Robertson, South Leith.
On Friday, 21st September, at past 1 P.M., Walter Scott departed. He cannot be said, at his years, and after his labours, to have been prematurely taken from us; yet so strong was the principle of vitality in his frame, so apparent is the fact that a partial giving way of the organic structure alone has occasioned his death, that we cannot look upon him as one who has lived ont his full term of years. His death is “matter for a greater moan, and that we'll spend hereafter.” Of all the authors of our day he was the one to whose works the term healthy may be applied. His power was of that true and conscious kind, which is at times forgotten in the intense depth of its repose. His imagination, free from the currents and eddies of passion, was the fathomless pellucid lake which mirrors everything truly but lovelier. His soul was mirrored in his features:-colossal, homely, with an expression in which shrewdness gave a playful cast to intense kindliness ; as if in him love, instead of being diminished, had but been afforded fuller scope and freer play by knowledge ; as if the characteristics of the cherub and seraph had in him been blended together.
J, JOHNSTONE, Printer, 19, St. James's Square,
EBENEZER ELLIOTT, Author of Corn Law Rhymes, The Village Patriarch,
Splendid Village, &c. &c. &c.; CRABBE, BURNS, CowPER, SOUTHEY, POLLOK, a COUNTRY CURATE, &c. &c. &c.
“What is poetry?" has often been asked. To this question, Lord Bacon, a true poet, though he wrote in prose, replies, –“ It is something divine ; because it raises the mind, and hurries it into sublimity, by conforming the shows of things to the desires of the soul; instead of subjecting the soul to external things, as reason and history do.” What is poetry? we ask of Hazlitt, another of the poets, who neither submitted to the links of rhyme, nor more majestic bondage of blank verse ; and he poetically replies,-“ Poetry is that fine particle within us that expands, rarifies, refines, raises our whole being without it man's life is poor as beasts';" and he eloquently illustrates the definition,-" The child is a poet, in fact, when he first plays at hide and seek, or repeats the tale of Jack the Giant Killer ; the shepherd lad is a poet, when he first crowns his mistress with a garland of flowers; the countryman, when he gazes after the Lord Mayor's Show; the miser, when he hugs his gold ; the courtier, when he builds his hope upon a smile; the savage, when he paints his idol with blood; the slave who worships a tyrant, and the tyrant who fancies himself a God; the vain, the ambitious, the proud, the choleric man; the hero and the coward, the beggar and the king, the rich and the poor, the young and the old, all live in a world of their own making; and the poet does no more than describe what all others think and act." These are subtle and exalted descriptions of poetry-passionate and imaginative poetry ; but they are not complete. What is poetry? we inquire of Ebenezer Elliott, a Radical Poet, and he forcibly and briefly answers,—“What is poetry but impassioned truth?" The definition is clear and complete as regards his own writings, and applies, with nearly equal propriety, to those of CRABBE, the Great Founder of the Radical School; in which the Sheffield worker in iron and in steel is rather his steady and unflinching fellow-labourer than imitative disNO. VIII.-VOL. II,