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Original Poetry.

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on melody is followed by rules for composing mu. In Cities, Seats of Pleasure, a Polacca for sic in parts, with tasks and exercises for the stu

two voices, composed by Sir J. A. Stevenson, dent, rhythnı or line. Aiter an excellent chapter Mus. Doc. on modulation, the doctrine of the canon, fugue,

This elegant trifle is set in Sir J. Sterenson's best and imitation, are treated of at some length. The

It is full of pathos and tender expres. learned professor ihcn winds up the whole with a

sion. The farewell, at the beginning of the third luminous exposition of all the different styles of

page, accompanied by the horns. is particularly vocal and instrumental music, concluding with a

beautiful. We have only to regret, that we do not recommendation to the student to perform the fol.

oftener meet with the name of Sir J. S. as he lowing tasks :- 1st. To make variations to airs in

stands unrivalled in that species of composition. the manner of different masters. 2d To put dif.

The Royal Naumachia, Fair, and Fireferent basies to a given ueble. 3d. Different trebles to a g.ven bass. 41h. Different trebles and

works, a grand Dramatic Diveriimcnto, by basses to a given inner part. 5th. To write accom.

M. P. King panunents on a ground bass. We are sorry our

This little piece, written on the spur of the occaJin its will not permit a more enlarged view of this

sion, will not bear rigid inspection. Suftice it toeruiile performance, for which reason

say, that it is composed in a lively, pleasing atrain, obliged to postpone our exiunination of the tract and though we should not discover the senriment on tuning temperament, the monochord, &c. at each movement is ineunt to convey, were it not the end of the book, but shall take an early oppor.

written at the head, yet it is no discredit to the tunity of notic.ng it, as well as Lord Stanhope's

talents of Mr. King, and forins a good practice fur treatise on the saine subject.

young perform-15 on the piano forte.

The celebrated National Dance of Spain, The Woodman's Hut, a melo-drama, the Cachucha, as danced at the King's Thesperformed at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, tre, by Senora Mercandoti, arranged for the composed by Charles E. Horn.

piano-forte by F. J. Klose. The overture begins with a slow movement in C This piece begins with a maestoso in'roduction, minor, which is followed by a very spirited allegro in well supported throughout. It is the followed by the inajor mode of C, led off by horns and clario. a very pleasing Polacca, ni Zapaleurlo, with a vaDets, and pursued through different modulations by riety of evolutions appropriately brougit in: the hauthoys and trumpets; the whole band joining

Cachuclaa itself is a short and curious inovennent them at the twentieth bar, with a little pressure in 3-8hs time, the accent chiely lying on the sea on the lime, has a very spirited effect. We are cond quaver. This inovement, accompanied br the such pleased with the charming ballad of " Oh fantas'ı toe of Senora M. cannot but produce a never say I stop the neart." There is much origi fascinating effect nality in the New Lullaby." The air of “ Some Sonate à Quatre Mains pour le Piano Forte, may choose a life of thinking," is calculated to composé par P. Wineberger. display a fine bass voice to advantage. On the Mr. Wintberger seems to have set all hands to whole, the Opera is very creditable to the talents the laboring oar. There is a pleasing mixture of of Mr. Horn Several errors of the engraver occur spirit and pathos in this piece, which consists of in the second movement of the overture, which three niovements, and is extremely well calculated no doubt will be corrected in the second edition. for performers pretty far advanced in the science.

ORIGINAL POETRY.

AN EXTRACT from st. GREGORY NAZIAN- The rudder flew, in quivering fragments

ZEN'S POEM DE VITA SUA, translated riven. from the GREEK, by 11. S. BOYU.

High o'er the deck the sweeping billows [He is describing the events which befel him soll'd;

when he was travelling about to study at And sad and wild a mingled murmur rose, the different universities.]

Of sailors, boatswains, rowers, masters, piFROM Alexandria, in whose classic bowers lots, I also cull'd the fruit which Icarning yields, I sail'd, and instant plough'd the Sea of

* The Greek of this line is as follows: Greece,

Ναυλών, κελευσιών, δεσπόλών, επηβόλων. By Cyprus coasting: there conflicting winds With the ordinary sense of the word xußeasi Convuls'd our bark, and universal night every body is acquainted ; but what is the Enwrapp'd the earth, the sea, the air, the exact meaning of it here? After having heav'ns.

shewn the passage to a learned divine of the Loud roar'd the thunder, wide the lightning Church of England, who confessed he could blaz'd;

make nothing of it, I submitted it to a gentleThe swelling sails were fill'd; the cordage man who is a native of the isle of Cyprus, crack'd;*

(hand and to whom the Grech language is nearly The mast gave way; and from the pilot's as familiar the English to us.

When be

first examined it, he was of opinion that étsIn all the Edd., the original is thus bar- Bónguy here signifies skilful, experienced; but barously printed : - Κάλοι δερόχθουν ιστίων upon more mature reflection, he was inclined 972 r.ccupévay. I once thought it must probable 10 think that it means the pilots. In the that içez@ovt' was the true reading, but upon a former cage, he conceived it to agree with second consideration I prefer égoszor. distölőv. On the margin of the printed Edd. 1814.)

Extract from St. Gregory Nazianzen.

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sweet.

strove

star

coast

Invoking Christ with voice symphonious : All wept with me; with me they rais'd their And these were men who knew not God be

voice ; fore,

With me, in that extremity, they pray'd, For fear is oft a teacher sapient,

So much in my distress. they sympathized. No water now, ah! chat worst of ills, our Thou wert, O Christ! my great deliverer ship

then, Continued ; for when first the shatter'd bark Who now preserv'st me from the waves of Was whirld around, in che devouring decp,

life. The cistern fell which held that treasure For when no dawn of glimmering hope ap.

pear'd, Now famine, waves, and storms, contending, No island, continent, or mountain brow

Was seen, no beacon gleam'd, no pirying Which most should triumph in destruction's work.

Look'd forth to guide the woe-worn mariner, God view'd with pity, and the first of these In that dread hour, what was my high resolve? Dispellid : some merchants from Phænicia's How did I shun the gloomy gates of death ?

Renouncing earthly aid, io thee I look, Appear'd in sight; when from our cries they My lite, my breath, my light, my strength, learn

my safety; Our deep distress, chu' fearing for themselves, At once appalling, thrilling, smiling, healing, Wielding with potent arnas their flying oars, With misery's cup commingling comfort's They reach and aid us: we were little more balm! Than corses floating on a watery bier, Recounting, then, the wond'rous deeds of Or fishes left to g7sp upon the beach,

old, Or lamps expiring when their oil is wasted. In which thy mighty hand we recognise; But louder yet th' infuriate te apest howl'd, The waters cleft, the march of Israel's host, And more and more the maddening billows An army vanquish'd by a prophet's hands saged;

High rais'd; Egypt, beneath the dreadful No friendly haven opend on our view,

scourge, And from the skies no bright salvation Bruis'd, with her chiefs ; Creation's laws led beam'd.

captive; While all the rest one common danger A city leveli'd at the trumpet's blast; fear'd.

And then connecting with those mighty A thughe more dreadful chill'd my fainting deeds soul.

My own portentous destiny, I said, For me no wave baptismal yet had flow'd, Thine have I been, O Lord, and yet am Me, now encompassid by the waves of death. This, this was ruin; this, to me, was ship- May'st thou receive me twice, an honour'd wreck :

gitt, At this I wept; for this I wrung my hands, Of earth and sea the offering, rendered pure la mournful concert with the deep below; Both by my mother's vow, and chastening Rending my garments, prostrate, comfort- fear. less.

O, should I now escape, to thee I'll live; And what most strange may seem, although If thou reject me, thou wilt lose a votary. most true,

E'en now thy lov'd disciple on the deep Forgatíul of their own disastrous state, Sits trembling: 0, awake, or walk the wave

And bid the tempest cease ! I spake, and

lo! we have a various reading, na, trebalõv, from "The winds were hush'd, the roaring waves whence an ingenious friend struck out the following happy emendation : - Novão, And light and swift, the gliding vessel auslän, midate mai deomdür. In the moved.* common lexicons Bára is rendered vector; Another blessing from the favouring heavens but, if I remember right, Hesychius ex- My prayer drew down; for all who with me plains it thus :-0 μή κωπηλάτης, αλλά πλέον sailla texans. I also have had my conjectures :

Believ'd on Jesus, hymn’d his glorious name, Such as επηλύδων, επηρέλμων, υπηρελών.

I And own'd the God who thus had doubly should esteem myself indebted to any man of saved them. learning who, through the medium of this Light o'er the charmed wave the breezes Magazine, would throw light upon the sub

blew, ject.

Πάλων δε τον κοινόν θαγαθόν δεδoικότων. It is * In his Funeral Oration on his Father, sürprizing that Gregory should have disgraced St. Gregory has given us a narration of the his verse with an anapæst in quartå sede, same event; but it is more concise, and less when the word mépon would have suited his beautiful. The storm is simply mentioned, equally well, and his metre infinitely not described, and the sublime and interests

, ing prayer to Christ is wholly omitted.

thine ;

grew calm,

better,

waves

arms.

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Fragment of a Prospect from a Hill in Fife. [Oct. 1, And passing Rhodes, we anchor'd in the port The Roman eagle hence few far from home, Of Ægina, from whence the vessel came. And, fearful, perched on yonder mouldering Then Athens : then my studies : but of towers, these

Seeking to range the desert of the hills, t Let others tell; how in the fear of God And add even utmost Thule's rocky shores I lived, and stood among the foremost first; To Rome's imperial and wide domains. How did the crowd of gay licentious youth, But nobler motives, Wallace, waked thy Mid the full harvest of unballow'd deeds, soul, My life so calm and so untainted Row'd,* Kindling within thy breast the generous I scem'd that fountain through the briny filame.

A foreign foe had ravaged all thy land; For ever gliding sweet, as men believe : Thy injured country bled from sea to sea; Enticel by no deceptive deadly snare, The people mourned their violated rights, I lured my friends to things of higher worth. Their trampled laws, their independence And here again th' Almighty Parent blest nie. gone; Me to the wisest of mankind he join'd, Their virgins ravished, and their altars Alone surpassing all in life and doctrine. spoiled. I Ask ye his naine? Ye might have known 'Twas then that thou, fond Caledonia's pride, his name!

A private man, amidst oppression bold, 'Twas Basil ; my support, my blessing now.t Indignant, greatly daredst to assert He was the sharer of my thoughts, my stu- Thy country's cause, and rouse the land to

dies, My humble roof; and might I boast, I'd say, The chiefs had fought, but fighting still in We were a pair whom Greece did not de- vain, spise.

O'erborne by numbers, by false friends beWith us all things were common, and one . trayed, soul

Had each retir'd, disdainful, to their homes, Connected, moved, and animated both. Hoping, their minds unconquerid, other suns

Should yet propitious shine to shed more soft FRAGMENT of a PROSPECT from a hill

And kindly beams on old Macalpin's race. in pire.' By the lale G. WALLACE, esq. Last of the chieftains, Stewart sheathed his

ALONG its banks, wet with heroic blood, sword : Some fields extend, an active scene, i on

Far from alarms, in sca-surrounded isle, which

Its coasts defended by a faithful band Relentless man, delirious and bold,

Of firm devoted gallant youths, he lived Hath, cruel, oft displayed his fellest rage,

Secure and peaceful, 'midst his fields in Bute Butchering, hyena-like, and worse, his kind.

And all the pleasures of domestic life. Glory intoxicates the noble mind,

He kept his sheep, and, studious, marked the And, like a vision playing on the sight,

plants Hurries the brave to court it in the field 'Mid toils, and death, and stratagems, and The borders painted of his babbling tills,

That fed the mildness of his fleecy care, war, That steel the tender heart 'gainst cries of Oro'er the cliffs their branching wildness

hung Hence monarchs dream of conquest and a

In lonely grace. The poor, his herds, and

flocks,

And tenants, blessod their kind and generous The nations rush to arms, and subjects feel

lord. The madness and ambition of their kings.s

Soon as he hcard fair freedom's voice and The Greek of this elegant passage may

thine, be found in a letter of mine, printed in the All private cares forgot, he seized his lance, sixteenth number of the Class. Journal, He called his men, and left his sweet retreat. where I pointed out a remarkable plagiarism These joined their force, and on yong plains in the Henriade of Voltaire.

opposed + Bacinéas žv, peézy' o*¢Tüv viv Bisu. Read Their arms, alone, to haughty Edward's Bacinelos, and compare the following verse,

hosts. which is about 360 lines from the beginning The peasant there, driving his team along, of the poem :-Bacineagatos o vīvpécorés Still points the ground on which the warriors awy. By some unaccountable mistake of the fought editor or the printer, or perhaps of both, the The Romans built a chain of forts, and word is here speit aright.

afterwards a wall betwcen the Forth and the 1 Every one acquainted with the history of Clyde, to defend their province against the Scotland, must recollect that the most re- inroads of the Scots. markable events in it happened along the + Scotland is termed, not without probanks of the Forth, on the fields between priety, the Desert of the Hills, in fragments Stirling, Falkirk, and Linlithgow.

of Gaelic poetry. § Delirant reges ; plectuntur Achivi. Hor. Boes, Buchanan, Hume, 11. epist. 2, 1. 14,

$ Near Falkirk.

woe.

name,

TO SUSAN.

1814.] Charades, c.

201 And fondly talks of Bannockburn* and But my bride would have thought herself Bruce, ,

left in the lurch, Of Græme,t the Carron, and his country's If my whole had not deck'd her fair bosom glory,

at church. Thinking the feats, that, joyful, he recounts, Reflect a lustre on himself and his.

Susan, this heart, to love's soft passion new,

Has learnt its wishes and its woes from you ; CHARADES, by FREDERIC DEWLEY, esq.

It Joves, but oh! bow dearly and how well Loud echoed my first from the neighbouring Thoughts may ne'er guess, and words may hill,

never tell; And anon o'er the field swept the well- Mild as yon western star, whose orbit pale, breathed hound,

To fancy's eye beam o'er our native vale, Whilst low in the vale, to the fast rippling Thy forir to me; but ah! though nearer rill,

far, My second responsively flung iis mild Less seldom seen than yon returning star. sound;

Would that eacu eve I could as certain be And as Corydon trillid the gay tune, you Where yon star glimmers to discover thee : might see

Why cannot love, who paints thy form inore In roseate bloom his own sweetly-lov'd bright Jass,

Than star or planet which adorns the night, With fantastical movement and innocent Empower hat form like them through space klee,

to shine, Featly figure my whole on the smooth Although less visible, not less divine. shavea grass.

Did thy mild spirit all the torments know,

Which hourly bring unutterable woe, Still, still perplex'd with ceaseless thirst,

Those eyes might weep, that bosom might The toper ever does my first,

forgive, 'Ere to my nett the goblet can ascend :

And with one smile of pity bid me love. My whole you'll find with perfect ease, Vain hope! to Susan's ears no friendly air For I protest, that if you please,

Wafts on its wings these murmurs of despair, You now may have it at your finger's end! Hid from thy sight these tears must vainly

flow, How inverted and odd is the fate of the slave Vainly this heart in signs express its woe. Who is closely imprisoned before he is Then welcome thou most sa'i, most hopeless taken!

lot, Such an one is my first, who can frequently Tolive, oh no; to die, by her forgot !

Oh! it is hard from lingering life to part, Your health or your spirits by malady Unwept by her who rules the doating heart; shaken.

Did but one tear of thine, to pity due, When the youthful are robb'd of their gay Though not to love, my nameless comb be

recreations, When the aged are rack'd by misfortune That conscious tomb a short-liv'd smile

would wear, When old maids, in their prudery, frown at While Susan wept his fate who moulder'd flirtations,

there. My nest is the aspect they commonly Maid of the mild blue eye and auburn hair,

Turn not with coldness from thy lover's With unflinching exertion and desperate zeal, But with relenting smiles of pity cure

prayer, By my whole are the deserts of Araby trud, That wound which else will through all When he sojourns, with high-beating bosom,

time endure. to kneel

Sept. 19.

AMATOR.
At the impious shrine of his prophet and
God!

Ranging the shady groves at night,
My first is my wife, and my next lent a grace I met a boy, in piteous plight :-
To the parson who lock'd us in Hymen's His eyes wept show'rs of glisi'ning tears ;

His face seem'd blanch'd with canseless

fears ;A famous battle was fought near this Youth's roses from his cheeks were fied, place, at which the Scottish army was com- And faintness each fair limb o'erspread. manded by Robert the Bruce.

Whilst viewing o'er the beauteous chill, + Sir John Græme was killed in a battle He spake, with looks and accesis mild fonght near Falkirk, on the banks of the “ Oh! shield my tender, trembling for Carron, at which Sir William Wallace, of From this oppressive, ruthless storm!" Ellerslie, and Sir John Stewart, of Bute, And then again his tears fast fell,

And he did mimic grief so well,

save

dew;

and care,

wear.

ODE.

embrace;

commanded.

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Political Affairs-England.

[Oct, 1 That I, unwary, hapless youth,

Rash youth ! I charg'd him with deceit, Thought his the seraph voice of truth. Oh! madness, so to rave and threat! And as he closely round me clung,

Enrag'd, away the urchin flew ; In gentle, soothing strain I sung;

But first from forth his quiver drew And wip'd the tear which gemm'd his eye, A shast, which, as he rode the air, And hush'd the bosoin-swelling sigh. He wing'd, with vengeful, wily care ; Home to my covert fast I hied,

True to its course, the venom'd dart The stranger toy pac'd close beside.

Search'd through the centre of my heart; Gaining my taper's spheric light,

And from that tatal, luckless hour (Dimm'd be the eyes which lent me sight!) I have been slave to Cupid's pow'i. I found (and passion swell'd my breast)

C. E. 3. The Paphian boy was then my guest.

DIGEST OF POLITICAL EVENTS.

FRANCE.

GREAT BRITAIN.

fore she went to the bottom. The Wasp THE occurrences of the past month received so much damage that she is scarcely afford natter for record or obser, supposed to have shared the saine fale. vation under this head. It must indeed The killed and wounded of the Aven be sufficiently obvious, that during a par- amounted to 21; among the former was liamentary vacation, in time of peace, no her first lieutenant, and among the latter domestic events of much political con- the captain and second lieutenant. sequence, can possibly present them- The marriage of his Royal Highness selves to the pen of the historian. the Duke of Cunnberland to the Princess

Considerable embarkations of troops Dowager of Solms, by birth a Princess have taken place at Portsmouth and Ply- of Mecklenburg Strelitz, and widow of mouth. Their destination is not avowed; Prince Louis of Prussia, has been sobut it can scarcely be doubted that they lemnized at Strelitz. are bound for Anerica. Large quantities of clothing and arms have likewise The attention of the government of been shipped.

France is laudably directed to the inThe deprodations coinmitted upon provement of ber dilapidated finances our coasts by American privateers, in and internal administration. Among spite of our immense navy, have caused the measures recently brought forward general dissatistaction in the commercial for accomplishing this desirable object, world. It is certainly a lamentable con- those which principally deserve our dosideration, that after we have annibi- tice are two projets of laws relative to lated the fleets of all the maritime powers the property of emigrants and tie exporof Europe, a few petty parauders should tation of corn. In the preamble to the be suffered to cross the Atlantic, and to first, the king refers to the engagement inake daily captures of our most valuable which he has already contractel, and merchantmen, almost within our very which he here renews to maintain the ports. The remonstrances on this sub- sales of national property. The lavr, ject that have already been transmitted therefore, confirms all sales, transfers, to the Admirally, certainly demand the and judgments, that took place previousserious attention of thac board, and ly to the promulgation of the charter : loudly call for a more judicious distribue but it proposes that all possessions cob tion of that part of our naval force best fiscated on account of emigration whic: adapted to repress the insolence of our have not been sold or appropriated to the puny enemies, whose very insignificance Sinking Fund, and forin part of the doonly serves to render our loss the more mains of the state, shall be restored in provoking.

the proprietors, their heirs, or assigns. The Avon sloop, of 18 guns, com- The attention recently claimed by the manded by the Mon. James Arbuthnot, corn laws of our country, must rendt: sunk after a desperate battle with the the regulations adopted by foreign state> American sloop Wasp, of 22 guns, on on that important subject o considerable the night of Sept. 1, near Kinsale. The interest. The provisions of the projr's Castilian slo ip came up during the ac- for definitively authorizing the exportation, and was about to take part in the tion of grain from France, provisionals engagement; but discovering a signal permitted by the ordinanec of the cộth of distress from the Avon, bore away to of July are as follow:the assistance of that ship, and had The frontier departments of France scarcely time to take out her crew be- shall be divided into three classes. The

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