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lost in it's second stage,by a majority of 98. 10. Conflagration of the Palace of the

17. Roman Catholic Disabilities' Re Junta of Commerce at Lisbon. moval Bill rejected in the House of Lords, 16. Mr. Dymoke's right to the Chamupon the motion for the second reading, pionship argued by Council in the Court by a majority of 79.

of Claims. 22. The Patriarch of the Greek Church 18. Agricultural Report presented to bung before his Chapel op Easter Day, the House of Commons. and Bishops and Greek Christians mur 24. Duchess Dowager d'Orleans, reliet dered by the Turks.

of the famous Egalité, died at Paris, aged MAY.

68. May I. Baptism of the infant Duke de 26. Mr. Wilberforce's Motion on the Bordeaux, at Paris.

Foreign Slave Trade. - The celebrated Mrs. Piozzi died in A Moving Bog in Ireland. her eighty-second year.

JULY. 4. Bank Cash Payments Resumption JULY 4. Return of the King of PortoBill passed in the Honse of Lords. gal to Lisbon, who took the Oath of the

- Legality of Patent Iron Coffins de Constitution in the Hall of the Cortes. termined.

6. The late Queen's claim to be Crown5. Napoleon Buonaparte died in exile ed argued in the presence of his MAJESTY'S at St. Helena.

Council and refused. 8. Cash Payments Resumed by the 11. Parliament prorogued by CommisBank of England.

sion, and Mr. Hume's Motion in the House - The Discovery Ships Hecla and Fury of Commons for the crowning of the late sailed from the Nore.

Queen stopped short by the Black Rod. 11. Messrs. Weaver and Cooper com 13. Demand of the late Queen to be mitted to Newgate, for a Libel in their present at the Coronation refused. Jokn Bull, by the House of Commons.

Sir Watkin Lewes, Knt. Father of 14. Revolution in the Cape De Verd the City, died. Islands.

15. Monte Video became a Province of 15. Manchester Meeting in 1819 again the Brazils ; the People of Lima first asdebated in the House of Commons. sembled in open Council, and Peru de

26. Ferdinand I. proclaimed the Con clared independent. stitution of the Two Sicilies.

16. The last Address by the Sawyers 28. Mr. John Hunt sentenced to One presented to the late Queen, at BrandenYear's Imprisonment in the House of Cor burgh House. rection, for a Libel on the House of Com 17. His MAJESTY's Preparatory Coronamons in The Examiner, and to give Secu tion Court, at which all the Special Amrities for Three Years.

bassies were introduced. - Mr. Thomas Flyndall, Editor of The The Floridas declared to be incorWestern Liominary, sentenced to Eight porated with the United States of AmeMonths Imprisonment in the County rica. Gaol of Devon, for a Libel on the late 19. Coronation of his MAJESTY KING Queen.

GEORGE the FOURTH, at Westminster; JUNE.

and the late Queen refused access to either JUNE 1. Edmonds sentenced to nine

the Abbey or Hall. months imprisonment in Warwick Gaol; United States Bank discontinued Maddox to eighteen months in the same the Agency for payments in England. Gaol; Wooller for 15 months in the same 23. Promotions in the Army and Navy Gaol; and Major Cartwright fined £100; in consequence of the Coronation. for electing Sir C. Wolesley as Legisla 26. Coronation Drawing-room at Pimtorial Attorney for Birmingham,

lico Palace. 2. Messrs. Brougham, Denman, and 31. Departure of his MAJESTY for IreDr. Lasbington, presented with the Free land; and the same evening the King emdom of the City of London.

barked on board the Royal George yacht, 3. Massacre of the Greeks at Smyrna. from Portsmouth.

4. Dinner in Commemoration of the Birth-day of his late MAJESTY King AUGUST 1. Catholic and Protestant GEORGE the THIRD.

Union Dinner at Dublin. 5. Prince Regent displaced by the Mi 2. First announcement of the illness of litary is the Government of the Brazils. the late Queen.

8. Grampound Disfranchisement Bill 3. Explosion of an infernal machine, received the Royal Assent, by which Two near the carriage, as the King and Queen Members of Parliament were transferred entered the capital of Madrid. to Yorkshire.

7. Decease of Queen Caroline, at - Second Report of the Lords' Foreign Brandenburgh House, Hammersmithi

, at Trade Committee.

twenty-five minutes past ten o'cluck in ihe 9. Proclamation issued for his MA- evening. JESTY': Coronation.

Arrival of his MAJESTY at Ilolylead.

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NOVEMBER.

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9. Intelligence of the Quoen's death the King's opening Speech, and his Ma. received by his MAJESTY, iv Holyhead jesty's memorable Answer. Roads, wind-bound.

3. Remains of Major André bronght 12. The deceased Queen lay in funeral from America, for interment in Westminstate.

ster Abbey. Landing of the King in Ireland, upon 6. Meeting for Subscriptions to indemhis birth-day.

nify Sir R. T. Wilson for his dismissal Gates of Vera Cruz opened, and from the Army. New Spain declared to be independent of 8. His MAJESTY arrived at Hanover. Old Spain.

12. Meeting of the Grecian and Turkish 14. Funeral Procession of Queen Caro. Fleets off the island of Zante. line from Brandenburgh House; interrupt Declaration of the Independence of ed by riotings; and two men killed. the Brazils.

16. Enbarkation of the Queen's body at 25. Meeting at the City of London Ta. Harwich.

vern to indemnify Sir R. T. Wilson. 17. Public entry ofGEORGE the FOURTH Permanent Floating Hospital esinto the City of Dublin.

tablished. 20. Royal Levee, first held in Dublin 80. University of Gottingen visited by Castle by his MAJESTY.

his Majesty. 21. Drawing Room held by the King at Dublin.

NOVEMBER 8. Return of his MAJESTY 22. The Foreign Ambassadors sailed from the Continent. from Lisbon, in consequence of insult 21. Installation of the Military Court and ontrages.

of Justice at Hanover. 23. Corporation of Dublin entertained 24. Messrs. Weaver, Arrowsmith, and the King to dinner.

Shackell, sentenced to pay £1100 in fines, 24. Interment of the Queen's corpse at and to be imprisoned nine months in the Brunswick.

Kings Bench, for libelling the memory of Independent Mexican Empire es- Lady C. Wrottesley, in the John Bull tablished.

newspaper. 25. Yellow fever in Spain, and in John Williams, Esq. late Mayor of spectors of strapgers appointed at Gibral. Chester, sentenced to £1000 fine, and six tar.

months imprisonment in the King's Bench, 28. Installation of the Knights of st. for acting corruptly in the contested Patrick, by his MAJESTY, in St. Patrick's Election for Chester City. Cathedral at Dublin.

26. Rev. Richard Blacow, of Liverpool, 30. Entertainment given by the Knights sentenced to £100 fine, and six months of St. Patrick to his MAJESTY in the Ro- imprisonment in the King's Bench, for tunda, at Dublin.

a libellous sermon respecting the late

Queen. SEPTEMBER 1. Tremendous gale at New 27. Ramsgate made a Royal Harbour York, &c.

by his Majesty. 2. Departure of the King from Ire 29. Indications of approaching hostilities land.

with Russia and Turkey. 4. Seditious commotiops at Madrid. ;. 9. Arrival of bis MAJESTY in Milford DECEMBER 4. Meeting of Noblemen Haven.

and Gentlemen at the Thatched Honse 13. Landing of bis MAJESTY at Milford Tavern, St. James's, to consider the State Haven.

of Ireland. 18. Arrival of his MAJESTY in London, 10. Dr. Highmore found guilty of sendfrom his Visit to Ireland.

ing a Libellous Letter to the KING, on 17. Privy Council held upon the King's May 6, 1821. Return, at which Nineteen Lord Jne Marquess Wellesley appointed Lieq. jices were nominated to administer the tenant General Governor of Ireland, by Government during his MAJESTY's ab. the King in Council; and the Duke of sence on the Continent.

Montrose to be Lord Chamberlain. Major-Gen. Sis R. T. Wilson re. 11. Opening of the season at the Royal moved from his Majesty's service. Academy by the President, Sir Thomas

24. Embarkation of his MAJESTY, at Laurence. Ramsgate, for the Continent.

12. Perilous situation of their Spanish 26. The Lords Justices Commission Majesties at Madrid. opened.

14. Change of Ministers in France. 27. Entry of the Patriot Troops into 15. Freedom of the City of Bath pre: Mexico.

sented to the Earl of Liverpool.

20. Bank of England extended their October 1. Visit of his MAJESTYto discounts from 65 to 95 days. the field of Waterloo.

--- 27 to 80. Floods and iniundations on the Address of the French Deputies on banks of the Thames, &c.

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THE

LONDON REVIEW,

AND

LITERARY JOURNAL.

JANUARY, 1822.

QUID SIT PULCHRUM, QUID TURPE, QUID UTILB, QUID NON.

The Pirate; by the Author of Waverley, Edinburgh, 1822, 3 Volames, 8vo.

E appearance of three new Vo- rior to some of the great author's former the author of Waverley, is the signal for Icaving it to all our readers to pame activity throughout every class of in both cases whichever of bis many that immense host of individuals, Volumes they think most deserving who constitute our reading popula- of such classification. We come to tion. Booksellers and circulating Lin the point at once then by stating, that braries are closely besieged by crowds an advertisement prefixed to the work of curious and clamouroas enquirers informs as, ibat the story is foanded for the “ Dew Scotch novel!" and as on the following facts:the first question in all parties for a long time to come will be," Have

“ In the month of January 1724-5, a you read the Pirate!"-it is absolutely versel, called the Revenge, bearing necessary for all persons to qualify manded by John Gow, or Coffe, or Smith,

twenty large guids, and six smaller, com themselves for a requisite reply to so important a demand, previous to ren- discovered to be a pirate, by various acts

came to the Orkney Islands, and was taring into company abroad, or receiv- of insolence and villainy committed by ing visits at home. The time bas, we the crew. These were for some time subconceive, very long since been gone by, mitted to, the inhabitants of these remote when criticism of the great unknown, Islands pot possessing arms por means of or, in more intelligible language, of resistance; and so bold was the Captain of Sir Walter Scott, would avail with these banditti,that he not only came ashore, bis readers ; almost every one of and gave dancing parties in the village whom opon his Volumes with the a of Stromness, but, before his real characpriori fixed intention of discovering ter was discovered, engaged the affecbeauties, and of being pleased; and tions and received the troth-plight of a We are not sure, that even pointing young lady, possessed of some property. out certain inaccuracies of language, of Clestron, formed the plan of securing

A patriotic individual, James Fea, younger inelegancies of style, and improbabili- the buccaneer, which he effected by a mixs ties of narrative, would be attended to tnre of courage and address, in consein an author, who has thus purchased qnence chiefly of Gow's vessel having the privilege of writing as be pleases. gone on shore near the harbour of Call Omitting, therefore, all such critical sonnd, on the Island of Eda, not far

disinvestigation, we shall probably be tant from a house then inhabited by Mr. considered to have discharged our duty Fea.” mach better, by giving an analysis of the tale, and extracts of it's language;

“ Gow, and others of his crew, suffered regretting that our duty compels os to by sentence of the High Court of Admicondense the one, and to restrict the ralty, the pnnishment their crimes bad other within much narrower limits long' deserved. He conducted himself than we would willingly be confined with great andacity when before the in . Ofthe work itself we merely whisper Court; and, from an account of the matour private opinion, that it is as infe- ter, by an eye-witness, seeins to have

been subjected to some unusual severities, sequence of his birth, is held in high in order to compel him to plead. The estimation by the natives; and, as the words are these: • John Gow would not representative offormer independence, plead, for which he was brought to the

is styled the Udaller, or the Fowd of bar, and the Judge ordered that his Burgh-Westra, the name of his own thumbs should be squeezed by two men; abode, distant about twenty miles from with a whip-cord, till it did break; and then it should be doubled, till it did Jarlshof, in a more sheltered quarter again break, and then laid threefold; and of the island. The Udaller is a chathat the executioners should pull with racter responsire to his lincage; frank, their whole strength ; which sentence

choleric, liberal, convivial, rude, aud Gow endured with a great deal of bold. hospitable. To hiin all strangers are ness. The next morning (27th of May, welcome, and bis ever-open house up1725,) when he bad seen the preparations holds the honours of his race for genefor pressing him to death, his courage rosity to the unfriended, and kindness gave way, and he told the Marshal of to the unknown. Of the latter desCourt, that he would not have given 80 cription is Mr. Basil Merloon, a much trouble, had he been assured of not being hanged in chains. He was then arrived in a Dutch vessel, and settled

person above the middle age, who had tried, condemned, and executed with in that wild region, himself as sepaothers of his crew.

rate from the usual cast of civiliza“ It is said, that the lady whose affections Gow had engaged, went up to Lon

tion. He has fortune enough for his don to see him before his death, and that, wants, and might be or rich or poor arriving too late, she had the courage to for aught the Zetlanders can learn request a sight of his dead body; and from the repulsive intercourse of a then touching the hand of the corpse, gloomy misanthrope. He is accompashe formally resumed the trotb-plight nied by his son, Mordaunt, a handwhich she had bestowed. Without going some boy of fourtcen; and both are through this ceremony, she could not, frequent guests at the house of Magaccording to the superstition of the coun.

nus Troil, where the father's fits of try, have escaped a visit from the ghost despondency are overlooked, and the of her departed lover, in the event of her son's lively disposition renders him bestowing upon any living suitor, the faith which 'she had plighted to the the loved companion of Minua and dead."

Brenda, the two daughters of the jolly

Udaller. Such is the matter of fact tale on During one of his visits to Burghwhich the author of Waverley has built Westra, Mertoun proposes himself as his Pirate story; embellishing it with a tenant for Jarlshof, and is accepted. all the charms which his prolific fancy There, he indulges in all the moodioffered, enriching it with all the stores ness of his soul, his “ dark hours,” which bis intelligent mind suggested, as they are rightly called, are undisand throwing a glowing and original turbed by his only domestic, Swertha, interest over it, by the potent macbi an aged female ; or by his son, who nery of Scandinavian mythology, and finding that his presence but enthe legends of the ancient Norse Sa- creases the malady, while these pegas. Our Readers will, however, soon riods of abstraction last, pursues his perceive that the Romance before us own course, and becomes a deserved varies toute are contraire from the pre- and universal favourite on the Mainceding narrative, it being “ compiled land of Zetland. His imagination is from materials to which the Author of naturally inflamed by the romantic Waverley alone had access." -To pro- traditions which bave pervaded this ceed then,-On Sumburgh Head, the remote region; and if his understandsouth-east promontory of the Main- ing, zealously cultivated by his father, land at the close of the 17th century, though he seems never to have loved stood a ruined mansion called Jarls- the boy, rejects the superstitious creed hof, having been in former times the so firmly believed by those around residence of a Norwegian Earl of Ork- him, he is so far impressed with the ney, and now belonging to Magnus mystic and supernatural, as to give a Troil, a descendant from the Norse tinge to his thoughts, and a tone to his lords of these isles, proud of his an- actions, differing from those of more cestry, and holding the Scotch intru- cultivated association, ders in contempt. Magnus, in con This feature of bis mind is also pro

minent in that of Minna, the eldest to her happiness, but could scarce have daughter of tho Udaller, of whom, and desired that, graceful as she was in her oi her sister Brenda, the one about 18, natural and unaffected seriousness, she and the other 17, when Mordaunt was should change that deportment for one 20 years of age, we have this finely more gay. In short, notwithstanding our contrasted portraiture:

wish to have avoided that hackneyed

simile of an angel, we cannot avoid say* The mother of these maidens had ing there was something in the serious been a Scottish lady from the Highlands beauty of her aspect, in the measured, of Sutherland, the orphan of anoble chief, yet graceful ease of her motions, in the why, driven from his own country during music of her voice, and the serene purity of the feuds of the seventeenth century, had her eye, that seemed as if Minna Troil teund shelter in those peaceful islands, belonged naturally to some higher and which, amidst poverty and seclusion, better sphere, and was only the chance were thus far happy, that they remained visitaut of a world that was scarce worunrexed by discord, and unstained by thy of her. esil broil. The father (his name was St.

«« The scarce less beautiful, equally Clair,) pined for his native glen, his feus lovely and equally innocent Brenda, was dal tower, his clansmen, and his fallen au of a complexion as differing from her sisthority, and died not long after his arri. ter, as they differed in character, taste, val in Zetland. The beauty of his orphan and expression. Her profuse locks were daeghter, despite her Scottish lineage, of that paly brown which receives from melted the stont heart of Magnus Troil. He the passing sun-beam a tinge of gold, but sued and was listened to, and she became darkens again when the ray has passed his bride; but dying in the fifth year of from it. Her eyé, her mouth, the beautheir union, left him to mourn his brief pe- tiful row of teeth, which in her innocent nod of domestic happiness.

vivacity were frequently disclosed; the * From her mother, Minna inherited fresh, yet not too briglit glow of a healthy, the stately form and dark eyes, the raven complexion, tinging a skin like the drifted locks and finely-pencilled brows, which snow, spoke her genuine Scandinavian shewed she was on one side at least, a descent. A fairy form, less tall than that stranger to the blood of Thule, Ker of Minna, but even more finely moulded cheek,

into symmetry,--a careless, and almost O call it fair, not pale,

childish lightness of step,- an eye that

seemed to look on every object with pleawas so slightly and delicately tinged with sare, from a natural and werene cheerfulthe rose, that many thonght the lily had ness of disposition, attracted even more an undue proportion in lier complexion. general admiration than the charms of But in that predominance of the paler her sister, though perhaps that which flower, there was nothing sickly or lan- Minna did excite, might be of a more inguid; it was the true natural complexion tense as well as a more reverential chaof health, and corresponded in a peculiar racter. degree with features which seemed calcu “ The dispositions of these lovely sislated to express a contemplative and high ters were not less different than their minded character. When Minna Troil complexions. In the kindly, affections, beard a tale of woe or of injustice, it neither could be said to excel the other, was then her blood rushed to her cheeks, so much were they attached to ther fac and shewed plainly how warm it beat, ther and to each other. But the cheerbotwithstanding the generally serious, fulness of Brenda mixed itself with the composed, and retiring disposition, which every-day business of life, and seemed her countenance and demeanor seemed inexhaustible in it's profusion. The less to exhibit. If strangers sometimes con- buoyant spirit of her sister appeared to ceived that these tine features were bring to society a contented wish to be clonded by melancholy, for which her age interested and pleased with what was and situation could scarce have given going forward, but was rather placidly occasion, they were soon satisfied, upon carried along with the stream of mirth further acquaintance, that the placid, and pleasure, than disposed to aid it's promild quietade of her disposition, and the gress by any efforts of her own. meotal energy of a character which was dured mirth rather than enjoyed it; and bat little interested in ordinary and tri- the pleasures in which she most delighted, vial secarrences, was the real cause of were those of a graver and more solitary her gravity, and most men, when they cast." knew that her melancholy had no gronnd in real sorrow, and was only the aspiration

Mordaunt's assection for the fine of a soal bent on more important objects Enthusiast, and the lovely Blonde, is than those by which she was surrounded, that of a brother, without a preference ; might have wished her whatever could add while the idle rumour of the island

She en

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