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of the pastures, stretching forth to the A friend of theirs, who believed the aforebrave distant hills, which fence the vale. said wits or critics more thoughtless and To those who take delight in such wanton in the abuse of power than actually things, Lilies still hath charms.
malicious or bad-hearted, though their “ From the fireside of the above-men- conduct might have, and often had, all the tioned little oak library, the following le- consequences of malice and bad heart; gends proceed."
yet willing that they should not perish, A romantic birthplace and cradle, and but be brought to the knowledge and love fitting nursery of all the gentle, and ten- of truth-we speak it in reverence der, and quaint, and poetic fancies, which devised at the time this moral penance here break forth in tales and legends. and discipline;—that every Sunday mornIf not very far mistaken, we have seen ing, each writer, fresh and fasting, should most of these legends and stories before ; hear read, or be compelled to read himself, but a good tale cannot be the worse of a sheet of his own rash judgments, bitter being twice read, and most of these will remarks, sarcasms, personalities, inconbear a second reading, and even a third sisteucies, scurility, &c. &c. &c. And from the very patient. And, perhaps, that this sheet should begin with Wordslike Mr. Tudman, in “ Apropos of worth, include Byron, Coleridge, Hazlitt, bread," we may have dreamed the lecture Shelley, Hunt, Keates, &c. &c., and end we recall. Of the piquant pieces, we with Mr. Cornelius Webbe, the author of must single out “ The First Fit of the Lyriu Leaves. This appeared a simple Gout,” “ Mrs. Allington's Pic Nic," private penance, yet was really a most and “ The Lioness," of which we cannot crnel one. It was the continual falling have dreamt, as dreams never go beyond of the single drop of water upon the bare the walking imaginations of the dreamer. scalp ; the most ingenious of tortures ; “ The Old Angler's Story” is skilfully but, unlike that, was, we presume, to told, but painful withal, and the catas- cease on the first sign of penitence, repenttrophe somewhat revolting.
6 The Con
ance, and a new life. tent in the Forest,” with more power, is In the meantime, Mr. Webbe comes out less objectionable on this cardinal point with his new volume, and he will, we have In a very different style is “ The old no doubt, meet a more just award than Soldier," a tale which it is delightful to he did formerly. The world has since hear Lord or Lady tell.
grown soberer, and more in earnest ; and The Legends of the Library at Lillies its taste in joking has improved of late. will be eagerly read, from the name A large though a quiet part of it always of the writers, by those who are not sympathized with the pelted frogs, and very exacting in the character and pre- that part has increased, is increasing, and tensions of their books of amusement, and will no longer be either sneered, laughed, will be valued for their intrinsic power of or bullied out of its own judgment, and imparting pleasure at many other fire. sense of the true and fitting. This seems sides; insinuating, meanwhile, some use- to wander from Lyric Leaves ; but we ful lessons to flirting husbands, and ma- are steadily keeping them in view, and neuvring mothers. In conclusion, we with much admiration and kindness. must say, that the best of Lord Nugent's These poems are very natural-natural works is his late address to the electors of even in their conceits, very pleasing, and Aylesbury, which also, we have no doubt, very English. Did our limits permit, we is an emanation of the Library at Lillies. could give many proofs of the soundness It made us expect something more in of this opinion. All that we can do is, to these volumes than is found in the mere name a few of our favourite pieces : novel of the day, and we have not been The Miller's Treat ; the Fallen for Free. disappointed.
dom ; the Blind Musician's Son; the
Old Love; the Farewell of a Pilgrim Fa. LYRIC LEAVES. By CORNELIUS ther lo England ; the Autumnal Fireside; WEBBE._Where can Mr. Webbe have the Weaver's Wife, and, we might add, been dreeing his wierd for these twice many others of these pleasant compositions. seven years ? Wherever it may have been, In the preface, the author says that he kindly do we welcome him back to middlé trusts, whatever may be the poetical sins of earth with his garland of Lyric Leaves. this little book, there is no part of it inimi. He belongs to a group of old literary cal to sociality, charity, and the same good remembrances. He was game for certain will to all, which he wishes to have meted Scotch critics or wits, in days when the out to himself. His book, instead of ball was at their feet, and when there was being inimical, is promotive of these no dread of it rebounding in their faces. amiable and genial feelings; and his wish
cannot fail to be realized in the good will * Griffiths, London. Pp. 136.
HOMES ABROAD. By Miss Marti. descending by a fire escape. A horse
No. X. of Tales Illustrative of Breaker ; backing the favourite to a. Political Economy.—Emigration is the heavy a-mount! is the irresistibly comic subject of this story. Unlike Cousin Mar- figure of an enormously fat, unhappy-like shal, it is a hopeful and cheering theme; woman, in a small riding-hat and habit, so soon, at least, as we get the Homes smothering, lashing, and murdering the ABROAD, and out of Kent, into Van Die- miserable animal, on which she is scated, man's Land. The question of emigration, both in a condition of most ludicrous disa and of who should be sent off, and who tress. Long and Short Division shows kept to pine and die at home; and whe- a tall dandy moving along with an air of ther there be not at home room for all, great complacency, pretending, and be. were home well managed, is a knotty lieving, he holds an umbrella over an un. point, on which we are loath, at present, happy, finely-dressed, short lady, suspend. to break our teeth. Miss Martineau has ed from his arm, on whom the umbrella made up her mind upon it, while we showers down like cats and dogs. Quar. DOUBT, and while many acute, and some les Emblems,-a party of boys and girls, profound thinkers stoutly dogmatize on cats and dogs, at fistycuffs, is a good en. The other side; and thus, while our wishes graved pun. Mrs. Bridges, an arch go with the latter, “home being still countenance, is amusing enough; and La home,” we waive the political part of the Bell assemble! a group of children gadiscussion, and keep to, and recommend thered round a fat bell-man reading a the Tale for its own sake. It is told with bill, is equally so. Skeleton Keys,-a skeMiss Martineau's usual clearness and vi. leton formed entirely of keys, the head a vacity; and is full of moral beauty, espe- padlock, is an odd extravaganza.
The cially in the characters of Ellen and her expression in the face of Dr. Stringer, “a brother Frank; and of interest in the pic- Fiddle 'D 'D” is capital. An un-attached tures of their adventures abroad, and their Major gives us a fat, gruff, artillery of. new modes of life. Their voluntary emi. ficer strutting on, his hands holding up gration, undertaken in the spirit of noble the tails of his jacket, and his back turned independence, we heartily approve, and to his poor lady sprawling on her back exult in their improved prospects, and in from an unsucessful attempt to cross a the certain reward of labour, which is the stile. “ The Lily of the Valet" is a prop of virtuous industry in every clime. squab negress, full of mirth, singing HOMES ABROAD, on its bright side, is roguishly to a spruce footman, who looks one of Miss Martineau's most pleasing kindly down upon her. These are a few stories. And, before we part, all is steady of Miss Sheridan's bon-bons. The literary increasing brightness with the emigrants. part of the volume has no very close con
nexion with them; and is to be taken The Comic OFFERING, or Ladies' “ for better for worse.” Melange of Literary Mirth.-Edited by Miss L. H. SHERIDAN.* Embellish. FRIENDSHIP's OFFERING.–Though ments above 100.-Miss Sheridan here this Annual, which, we believe, is a famakes her third appearance at the fair vourite, has twelve embellishments, a few tribunal, to which she has chosen to make of them beautiful, and the worst of them her annual appeal. She presents sixty pretty, its principal strength lies in its pieces in prose and verse, more or less literary composition. The contributors humorous, mirthful, odd, or satirical, in this department are among the most and, in number (and value,) more embel- attractive of the current literary names of lishments than articles. Some of the en- the day. Miss Mitford, Mr. Macaulay, gravings are clever, others grotesque, and and Mrs. Norton in the front ranks; and a few comically extravagant, as the dance a reserve and main body stronger than of the Jig-oh Sleeves, where those vitalized the van; there are Hervey, the Howitts, enormities actually step out, in a pas de Pringle, James Baillie Fraser, and a long deux, while another gigot performs on list. The articles in prose and verse are the violin, to the horror of a peeping so numerous and diversified in character, lady's maid, who discovers their midnight that we can only mention one or two, revels. Bent on a measure gives us two Cromwell's House, the Captive of Camalı, coal-heavers, the one bending over the and, strange as the title is, the Braro of porter pot in which the other has fixed Banff. This last is sure to be a favourite his proboscis. A Family of High De- in the north of Scotland, and, we dare. scent illustrates the best story in the vo- say, everywhere else. The heroine is 3 lume. A wedded rural pair on their charming romantic creature; but Miss first night in London, are first alarmed by Thom for our money, as a genuine, kind, stories, and then by dreams of fire, and and truc-hearted Banff lass, not a whit
• Smith and Elder, London. Pp. 316.
# Smith and Elder, London, Pp. 386
the less friendly and affectionate, when believes a truer theory of attraction, &c. | ut to the push, for a little liarmless cu- &c. Having communicated his discovele usity, and the love of gossip, said to be ries to Lord Brougham, his Lordship una voidable in towns under a certain rate made no response; and Sir John Herschel of population. There are many good, has been equally remiss. Hence Captain and some rich and rare things in FRIEND- Forman's wrath. SHIP's OFFERING.
LIVES OF THE TWELVE MODERN HISTOIRE DE NAPOLEON Boxa. CÆSARS.
By H. W. MONTAGUE.*PARTE. A L'Usage de la jeunesse, et Napoleon is the first of this new line of des Ecoles. Par L. A. T. MORDACQUE.* Cæsars. His life is all that is yet pub-Another life of Napoleon, though in lished of the work. Who the other eleven French, for the use of schools, is not a are to be, whether the French Marshals, work which many English parents will or the great modern Generals, we are left be apt to select for the instruction of their to guess. It is a neat little work, embel. children. The most improving part of lished with cuts by Branston, and traces Napoleon's history, his exile, and his say- Bonaparte from his cradle to his 'grave, ings and doings in St. Helena, is skimmed noticing every thing remarkable in his over, and the close huddled up. Some of career. the more brilliant scenes of Napoleon's life are related with considerable anima- A DICTIONARY OF DIET.
By T. S. tion; for the writer is a Frenchman, and FORSYTH, Surgeon, Part I.t-This is has a Frenchman's admiration of his something between a cookery book and a hero; yet he tells, that the military reign medical one. The first part compreof Napoleon, from 1801 to 1815, “ cost hends, among other things, beef, beer, humanity five millions forty and three bread, butter, cheese, broth, butcher meat, thousand lives !” The account of the bat- &c. &c. It is calculated, from its plan, tle of Waterloo shows an amusing strug- to be a useful family book; and though we gle between the desire of being impartial, are friends to the division of labour in and the natural feelings of a Frenchman. practical science, medicine and cookery The author, who does the justice which seem here to proceed very amicably toall Europe has done, to the amiable cha- gether. A portrait of the late Dr. Aber. racter of Josephine, t and of cold Marie nethy graces the beginning of the work. Louise, briefly says, “ Elle y monta (the throne) en silence, elle en descendit de A DICTIONARY OF THE FRENCH AND
On ne cite d'elle aucune action, ENGLISH LANGUAGE. By M. Louis aucune parole qui la rapelle aux Fran- FENWICK DE POURQUET. - This is a çais." And his farther remarks are yet handy, neat little volume, for the daily use more severe.
of young persons learning the French lan
guage; and it may be found, in this view, Captain FORMAN'S LETTER TO LORD
of more utility to those who have only John RUSSELL ON THE EXTRAORDI. made a certain progress, than more ponNARY CONDUCT OF LORD BROUGHAM, derous dictionaries. It seems accurate, &c. &c. &c.-Captain Forman has lost his and is accompanied by several useful tatemper; many a worthy man, even the bles, and by miscellaneous information, Chancellor him:elf, has got into the same desirable to pupils and travellers. A scrape. We think, moreover, that he is more important feature is the introducnot a little unreasonable, in the manner tion of the new words created by the reof his late attacks, though he has not been volution, and now sanctioned by usage, over ceremoniously treated. Let him and the omission of the impure or disgust. keep his temper; and, from all these no. ing words which disgrace some of the voblemen, gentlemen, and knights philoso- luminous older dictionaries, phers, appeal to the public, in the plainest form of paper and print, and we war- Ellis's BRITISH Tariff. Fourth rant justice will be done to his discove. Annual Edition. §-A useful Annual to ries; which, by the way, are not original, mercantile and commercial people, and or, at least, not peculiar to him. To our one which may give some information on readers it is proper to say, that Captain affairs of national economy, revenue, &c. Forman meditates overturning the New- &c. To statists, to travellers and toutonian system, and establishing what he
• Porquet and Cooper, London.
• Cremer, London.
xo. IX.-VOL. II.
rists it will also be useful, by showing ever issued from the British press, each what they may fetch or carry openly, and copy costing, we believe, L.100. The what they must either smuggle or pay work is to be completed in fifteen voduty upon; what they may freely import lumes. Vol. I. contains a life of Shakor export; and what they will be tor- speare, Johnson's Preface to Shakspeare, mented about at the Custom-house ; how with the Tempest, and Two Gentlemen of to proceed with their baggage; and how Verona. The plays are elucidated, but it is mercifully provided, that Paganini not overlaid with notes. This edition is may claim his fiddle, that being his bread- worthy the attention of all who are amwinner; and how, according to the rank bitious of making a cheap and good col. of the parties, (page 88,) oaths may either lection of English standard works. be exacted or passed from, at discretion, concerning certain articles, essential to VALPY'S FAMILY CLASSICAL LIBRA. elegance. N.B.—No lady is allowed to RY, NO. XXXV, EURIPIDES, VOL. II.import, for private use, above a half pint This reprint is the translation of Potter, of Eau de Cologne, or a pint of drinkable the best we possess. The present volume spirits; but turbots and lobsters may be contains the SUPPLICANTS, HERCULES landed without “ the port entry or war- the HERACLIDÆ, IPHIGENIA IN TAUrant." In short, besides being a service- RUS, and the TROJAN DAMES. This, able guide, this book is a good running from its very nature, is a work of sterling commentary on the wisdom of many of merit. It is cheap and correct; can we our extraordinary commercial regula- say more? tions,
NAVAL EVOLUTION 3-A MEMOIR OF ANALYSIS OF THE ENGLISH, Scotch, Sir HOWARD DOUGLAS, Bart., with a AND IRISH REFORM Bills. By John Review and Refutation of Mr. Clerk of Gorton.* _The title of this pamphlet Eldin's claims, fc. fc*
* _So indifferent fully explains its nature. It shews the and selfish is the public to all that does boundaries, population, divisions, limits, not concern its own interests and amuseand the number of ten-pound dwellings ments, immediate or relative, that we in every town and borough. It also con. fear few, besides professional men, will tains forms of schedules for claims of re- now take much interest in this controgistration ; and also the other technicali- versy. Every one must, however, sympaties connected with the working of the thize with the spirit which leads the new system of representation. Great writer to defend the professional claims pains appear to have been bestowed in and reputation of his father. On the making it complete and correct.
question of the real inventor of the ma.
noeuvre of breaking the enemy's line in SHAKSPEARE, with 170 ILLUSTRA- sea-engagements, the Edinburgh Reriexo VALPY's Edition.*
rashly committed itself, attributing the After the Works of Scott, Byron, the discovery, on his own evidence, to Mr. Standard Novels, &c. &c. have appeared Clerk. Much has since been said, and in a series of monthly volumes, we are remains to be said, on both sides of the glad to SUAKSPEARE not for- question, though the weight of evidence gotten. The first volume of a new, does incline to the claims of Sir Charles cheap edition, uniform with the new edi. Douglas. It must, however, be noticed, tion of Byron, is before us. To those that there is yet a third party, which does who have no copy of Shakspeare, or to not appear at all in this controversy, who those who have but an indifferent one, allege that this naval manaurre was we sincerely recommend this. It is cheap, practised before either Mr. Clerk or Sir and beautifully printed, in an open, clear Charles Douglas were in existence, though type. The text is that of Malone's edi. never performed with such brilliancy, or tion. The name of Mr A. J. Valpy is a decided effect, as in Rodney's victory. guarantee for correctness. The illustra. The first rude idea of this maneuvre of tions, upon tinted paper, are from the breaking the line may be seen in some of plates of Boydell's Shakspeare ; reduced the desperate engagements of the Buccanin size, no doubt, but taken from one of neers against great odds. the most splendid and expensive works
MEMOIR AND CORRESPONDENCE OF Chapman and Hall, London.
THE LATE SIR JAMES EDWARD SMITH, 111 ERRATA,- In last month's Register of New M.D. Edited by LADY Smith.t- This Works, page 251, columın 2d, for efforts and ins delightful work mer its a fuller notice thav trigues of Lafayette," read “ efforts and intrigues of Lafitte;" and again, next sentence, for "attach. ment of Lafayette to the Duke," read “ attach.
* Longman and Rees, London. ment of Lapid to the Duke,"
† Bcones, London.
is consistent with the plan of this Regis- be averted, and the country saved. No. ter. We shall return to it when more at thing remains but to diffuse them by wagleisure.
gon-loads, at a cheap rate.
TREATISES ON ARCHITECTURE AND Whig GOVERNMENT;or, A Two Years' BUILDING.* By WILLIAM Hoskins, Retrospect. This is a pamphlet of 39 Esq.—This is the history of architecture pages of special pleading, preparatory to written for the Encyclopædia Britannica, the approaching election. In sum and combined with that of building, from the substance, it appeared in the last Edin. same work; taken together, they form a burgh Review. It is, from beginning to valuable manual, whether for the practical end, eulogistic or vindicatory of Ministers. professional man, the amateur in build. Their domestic policy is only surpassed ing, or the student in architecture. The by their foreign policy; taken together, work is of the size of the Encyclopædia, their conduct is divine in wisdom, and an. and is illustrated with 20 architectural gelic in purity; and, therefore, every elecplates, some of them of great beauty, tor, avoiding Tories and also Radicals, i.e. These are, St. Paul's, St. Peter's, the Par. independent candidates, ought to vote only thenon, York Cathedral, the Farnese Pa- for such men as will support this beau lace, in different elevations, and specimens ideal of a Government. We are far from of all the orders and styles of building. saying that there is not truth in many of This publication of valuable treatises, in the statements of this pamphlet, though, a separate form, is an excellent idea. taken as a whole, it is overdone. There
is “ too much cry for the little wool,” esMEMORIALS OF OXFORD; Historical pecially when we remember who took the and Descriptive Accounts of the Colleges, old ram by the horns, while Ministers Halls, Churches, and other Public Build- made their first small clipping. The great ings. Edited by Dr. Ingram, with En. boast of reduction of expenditure ends gravings, &c. No. I.+-If the succeeding with "a clear saving, in one year, of numbers be at all equal to the present, L.234,000! !” We think one note of ad. this work will be one of the cheapest and miration might have signalized this amount most creditable that has issued froin even very sufficiently. When we hear of a the modern press. This first number con- million saved out of the most profuse extains two line engravings-Christchurch penditure the world ever dreamed of, even Cathedral, and the interior of the Chap- above fifty millions, we shall award one ter-house ; besides three vignette wood- mark of admiration, (:) and proceed in cuts; all of which are executed with great the same ratio. The writer of the pamskill. The two former are by LE KEUX, phlet has avoided the dangerous ground of after the drawings of Mr. MACKENZIE, the Reviewer : we hear little of “ the and we know not which of these gentlemen plunderers and spoilers.” Even as a party most to compliment. The letterpress of affair, the Retrospect is not the most skil. Dr. Ingram may become matter for fu- ful. It is only calculated to influence ture observations as the work grows. those who are already partisans, or the
From the excessive cheapness of this men who instinctively chop round with the publication-tuo shillings for a quarto wind, and cling to all existing governedition, proof plates, and sixteen pages of ments. letterpress !---we almost fear that the charge can never remunerate the pub- How WILL IT WORK? Address of lishers ; but that is their affair; be it ours Lord Teynham to the Electors of Great to offer our warm commendation.
Britain.-- This, also, is a pamphlet for
the crisis; and now in its second edition. KEY TO POLITICAL KNOWLEDGE, It is written in a very different spirit Nos. I. And II.-As a monthly Supples from the Two Years' Retrospect, and is, ment to the Spectator Newspaper, pam- in fact, as generous a piece of true Radi. phlets, of much present interest, are ap- calism as it has ever failen to our lot to pearing under the above title. The first peruse. By Radicalism we mean the reis devoted to the working of the Ilouse of cognition of the rights of the many, in Commons; the second to the Public E.x- preference to the usurped privileges of the penditure. Great pains and research few, and the distinct admission that all gohave been bestowed upon both; and they vernment is for the people, and the crea. are full of the kind of knowledge which ture of the people. This pamphlet conit is most desirable for every man to pos- tains an able retrospect of English society sese, who would thoroughly understand and government, from the reign of the Tu. the only way in which convulsion is to dors; and advice to electors, which they
would do well to ponder. We wish that • Black, Edinburgh.
our limits admitted the repetition of this + Tilt, London,