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POETRY
TIE CHAPEL OF THE ISLE.* And oft his scowling eye esplor'd

Hler ball with massy treasuros stor'd,
A FRAGIIENT.

A steadfast, broad, and rey'rend pile, sit a cloed of fleecy white

Rich with a hundred ages' toil;

There cluster'd oaks, its columns proud, A loze amidst yon glassy bed

Stood like a rude but loyal crand, A proad isle rears its silver head,

Supporters of the one-arch'd roof From Earth's imperial circle buriid, Against a thousand tempests propf. The rembant of an earlier world :

And wreath'd around those columps hung, Scarce Alpine summers deign to rest The theme of many a minstrel's tongue, Os that lose island's frozen breast; The pike and how and jar’lip brigbi, Yet lavista Nature there has strewn

And banner hewn in deathful fight. With golden hands her fairest boen, St. Cloud's with lilies silver'd o'er, And nieber bearis have ripen'd tbere. And pale Iberia's steep'd in gore, Thaa in Hesperia's gardene fais,

Their faded honours iwin'd: Gay Albine in her castle ball

Above, in sos'reign pomp unsoli'd, Sat list'oing to the clarion's call:

The Red Cross banner's starry fold A wayward yet a gracious dame,

Wav'd in the western wind, With lip of bala and eye of Name,

Which crept thro’ windowsblazon'd high And spirit stabborn as the pile

With pomp of gorgepas heraldry, Of colund-rocks that guard her isle, Where still the boast of ancient days Het bouteous as if round her roll's Shone in a rich but fading blaze. A jasper sea on saads of gold,

Firm in the midst the Stone of Pow's Too seldom en her ear in vain

Rose like thç bulwark of the town Ise fait ses popr'd bis bonied strais, A name he dar'd not look upon Tres would that spirit fierce and wild Was graven on that hallow'd stoner beta, as tae cradied slumberer's, mild, " 0 1 low shall be its fall," he cried, Her love was fickle, and ber smile .

36 When Albine is the victor's bride !" Might well the soaring heart beguile The foe his haggard form forsools, with sueb false light as pilgrim sees And Albine's best-lov'd champion's took : On icy arch or precipice,

He deck'd his dark cheel with the glow When diamond domes his fancy greet, Youth and the laughing Loses bestow ; While gulfs up measur'd wait his feet And such a smile as rosy mirtha bat sages, bards, and chiefs, have strivin Sends from the heart which gave it birth: To wio so bright yet brief a heav'ı !

Albine!the traitor said, and sighdThe Lady in her caste hall

The fair dame smil d with beauty'sprideSmild as she beard the war-horn's call; Albine! by all to honour dear, With magic tales uncouth and drear Give to thy faithful servant eares. Her watcbfal pages sooth d her care ; Or sacred is this lonely hous For tho' ber breast no terrors mov'd, To him who sways the Reacon Tow'r?" Full sell the wondrous tale she lor'd, Fler azure eye the fair-pue raiso, While e'er her wheel of massy gold Where stern amaze and anger blaz'd-Her band the snow-white feece unrol'd, “ Think'st thou a vassal's love or hate To maoy a wild lay sweetly trillid

Cau Albine's woc or weal create Her minstrel's harp the pauses filld. Go, and revere ber fale's decree, Unheard, unseen, the Wizard Sprite The Will of Albine must be free !" Gazd with a Goblia's grim delight; Low bow'd the crafty Wizard's headYet 'twas not beaaly's sunbeam stole “ Be Albine ever free !'' he said, Thro' the dark wiodings of his soul, “ But is it love whose gentle pow's Bat with desiring glance he views Sways him who rules the Beacon Tow'r? The sparkling gems around her strewd. Is if for Albine's love he drajos Her arm the pearls of Indus brac d. The riches of her smiling plains ? The leopard's spoils her shoulder gracd, Nor wassail bowl por lady gay, Loned her brown locks and taper waist Tempts Willhelm from his lovely way; The silk of Persia clung:

Unheard, unseen, the hermit-boy Acd gums, of Araby the pride,

Pursges his dark and sayage joy:
Barat in rich censets by her side-

Beneath yon chapel's ruin'd wall
Nor prouder shone the eastern bride The goblin-race obey bis call:
Bg fabling poets seng.

Else wherefore from their mould'ring bed

Wakes he the spirits of the dead? ?" A wizard of France coveted the fair Lady! the warning voice revere ! land of Albine,

but therein dwelt the son of Sleeps Albine when a foe is near? another magician, who ruled a rare engine Once Plata's gold her coffers lio'd, called a Parlement, and could raise, spi And pilgrims from the farthest Ind 1s." _Od Remaunl.

Theis treasures aihes fees resign'd Europ. Mag. Vol.LXXIII. Fer. 1918.

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In piles of woven gold?
Wbcre lurk they now? - In Albine's

breast
A serpent reass his blazing crest,

And spread, his venom'd fold."
Well pleas'd the wizard-foe beheld
Her breast with changeful tumults

swell'd
Ah, Lady! scorn the beardless sage!
IV sits the hermit-cowl of age

On youth's enamell'd brow!
Shall Albine to a peasant-guide
Her treasures and her fame confide,

Yet scorn a victor's vow?
Bid then the shrill-voic'd clarion cease-
Spread in these "all: the feast of peace ;
Thy throne shallgrace the victor's side,
Thy hand his giant arm shall guide :
First of a new and valiant race,
His brow the Iron Crown shall grace-
Avails it from what dust he springs?.
The valiant and the free are kings-
This cup the wounds of war shall heal,
And thy rich lip our concord seal".
Sve heard and smil'd-but grimly gaunt,
With eyes that mock'd the guileful vaunt,
The Warden of her Beacon cow'r
Stood by the timeworn Stone of Pow'r.
To earth the poison d cup he flung,
And bigh the Red Cross banner hung-
“ Home, wizard-robber, to thy lair!
Hence, of our island tires beware!
Go! teach thy ear our fate's behest-
No tyravt-foe, no traitor-guest,
Sball taint the proud isle of the west,

While Albine's self is there !"
The Wardev gave his bugle sound-d,
O'er rocks and hills and vallies roun
Swift as the echo flew, arose
The scarlet host to meet their foes :
On ev'ry clif a hearon's light
Sprang "p to nock the gloom of night,
Till round the proud isle's rocky head
A wreath of living lustre spread --
Then high he wav'd his flaming brand,
And far and wide illored the strand-
" Is Albine yet suhdved?" he cried -
“ Shall Albide he the Bandit's Bride?

First lei the pilot ask in vain
Where rose the West's green 1:le, the glory

of the main ?"

While on its spiral point supreme
Shone Albine's ancient diadem,
A magic gift!--for he whose eye
Could fate's remotese depths descry,
Thus on the dark brink of the comb
Pronounc'd the sea girt Eden's doom :
Long as that holy framr shall stand,
The work of an immortal band,
Unchang'd and undefac'd sball smile
The glories of the silver Isle:
But when it falls, let Alhine wait
The darkest tragedy of fate!"
With stedfast eye and rev'rent feet
Stern Willhelm tred the dim retreat-
The mystic Horologe alone
Amidsi funereal darkness shone
The key whose magic touch controul'd
Those never-number'd valves of gold
Was his alone!-in persive mood
The crystal panoply he view'd,
Dimmd by The fading touch of time,
But in its slow decay sublime.
Behind him, thro' the dicar abode,
The Wizard foe in silince strode,
He smil'd-a smile as wan and grim
Shrivels the livid lips of bim,
Who, shrunk in doods of sulph'rous fire,
Reviles high heav'n 's avenging ire-
From its broad base, in marble cleav'd,
The tri-form d pedestal he heard,
But heav'o in vain- tho' frebler sbocks
Might rend from Earth her eldest rocks.
Yet o'er its starry suinmir's bear
He breath'd a dank and venom'd steam;
Then in its shadow couching low,
Malign he eyed his noblest foe.
Slow to the rev'rend structure's side
Willhelm his radiant key apilied:
On earth he casts his fearless eyes,
Where shrin'd in fame his father lies--
He calls him !--thro' the gloom profwund
Påle shrouded specires murmur round-
Earth yawns-beneath his moss-green

stone
They hear the dead man's waking groan
“ Com'st thou so soon, my son, to know
The measure of thy Alhine's woe ?
Calls Willhelm from their peaceful grave
The dead to counsel and to save ?
Go! rather wake the living dead
From Slavery's inglorious bed.
But 'midst her chiefs and kindred slain,
Thy Albine's self shall still remain
Herself, in storms and ruin. great-
ilerself alone shall fx ber sale!
Stern Willhelm hears the welcome doom
Superior fires his eye illume--
“ Father! to heavin and thee alone
The secret of my oni is known;
That love that they love, wkose sway
My soul's assembled powers obey.
Speak thou, to whom onveil'd appears
The offspring of ascending years,
Shall Albine bow to tyrani pride?
Shall Albine be a Bandit's bride ?
The dead man smild; and as a reil
of mist ascends befure the sale,

Whence conic the lonely feet that tread
The mould'ring Chapel of the dead?
There in religious glooi enclos'd,
A mighty llorologe reposid-
A wosk diine! its massy frame
Glow'd with a never-dying flaine ;
Vithin, a lundred wheels of gold,
Self-inoy'd with vital instinct roll'd..
Each on its gloring axle burn'd,
Each in a various orbiscorn'd;
Confus dly regular liey moy'd,
And copcord from contention prov'd.
Iligh on a radiant tripod rais d,
The adamantine fabric blaz'd,

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Aneed him from their dark repose
Tre Furore's a ful shadows rose,
laperial on his purple throne
The bigoty Wizard sat alone,
AM 18 as a pageant strange to view,
74 bapeers streak'd with ev'ry bue,
By côuds of trembling vassals spread,
Hiệe as a rainbow, archid bis head.
Pedrais his feet, a footstool proud!
St. Jaga's sarson helmet bow'd,
And that fam d shield, in slumber lost,
Wità lor's of blazing gold emboss'd,
The prrie of Leon's proudest host

Lay trampled by his baie:
Sein chiefs from Belgia's baleful strand,
And thrice three from the Mountain Band,
Stid silent at the red right hand

Olbia s hose thought was fate.
A conect--and ibe pomp is past!
His wrope has cremblet in the blast;
As exile in unfriended gloom,
He lingers, living in his tomb,
Hisdeplinel, the howling surge;
An empire's secret groans, bis dirge !
The spioo changes-apd a throng
Of bridal miastrels float along:
The sæn op western bills afar
Stines in the May-eve's ruby car,
Wsile peaceful sales and barvests teem
Beneath tbe glories of his beam.
She comes!-tbe pride of Albine's isle !
Wrth azure eyes and maiden smile.
Tsat with her cheek's pale beauty show
Like scabeams pour'd on Alpine snow.
The poblest of her noble race
Beside her bolds his envied place:
The freemen of her golden fields
Raise bigb a capopy of sbields;
Aed sang 'd beneath their shade sublime,
Stand knights and cbiefs of ev'ry clime:
Pat from her brow the myrtle leaf
Falls pot more beautiful and brief-
Atiber moment, and tbe pall
of death and darkness covers all ?
Toe comet and ibe star are gone
That ecpires pausid to gaze opon ;
Yet dotalike the comet's path
Mark'd an arenging demon's wrath ;
Let that mild star of loveliest light,
Which premis'd bliss and fled from sight,

It place in pobler spheres has won,
Hae!f in Hear'n's own world an everlasting

A leg and foot,- to speak more plain,

Rest here,-of one commanding;
Who though his wits he may retain,

Lost-half his understanding !
Who, when the guns, with murder fraught,

Pour a bullets thick as bail;
Could only in this way be brought,

To give the foe-Leg Buil!
And, now in England just as gay,

As jo the battle brave ; : ,
Goes to the Rout, Review, oc Play,

With-one foot in the Grave!

Fortune in vain has she wo:ber, spite,

For he will stlll be found
Should England's sons engage in fight,

Resolved to stand his ground..

But Fortune's pardon I must beg, .

She wish'd not to disarm; .,
And when she-lapped the Tlero's Lpg,

See did not seek bis harm.

And but indulged a harmless whim,

Siuce he coeld walk with one ;
She saw-Two legs were lost on him,

Who never deigni'd to run!
February 101h, 1818.

Sea!

M.

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JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.

*, Days omitted, no Business of Importance.

HOUSE OF LORDS. TESDAY, Jan. 27, 1818.-The House moretand, and the Duke of Montrose, en

met this day for the despatch of busi- tered the House as Lords Commissioners, Ins. Shortly after three o'clock, the Lord and the House of Commons, attended by Chancellor, the Arcbbishop of Canterbury, their Speaker, appeared at the Bar: bis de Earl of Ilarrosby, the Earl of West Lordship thea read the speech :

“ My Lords, and Gentiomon,

been in a state of progressive improvedest “We are commanded by his Royal High. in its most important branches

. Ness the Prince Regent to iuform you, My Lords, and Gentlemen, that it is with great concern that he is We are commanded by the Prince obliged to announce to you the continuance Regent to inform yon, that he has conof his Majesty's lamented indisposition. cluded Treaties with the courts of Spain and

" The Prince Regent is persuaded that Portugal, on the important subject of the you will deeply participate in the allie. Abolition of the Slave Trade. ijon with which his Royal Highness has been “ His Royal Highness' has directed that a visited, by the calamitous and ontimely death copy of the former Treaty should be immeof his beloved and only child the Princess diately laid before you'; and he will order Charlotte.

a similar communication to be made of the “ Under this awful dispensation of Pro. latter treaty, as soon as the catification of vidence, it has been a soothing consola. it shall have been exchanged. tion to the Prince Regent's heart, to receive " In these negociations it has been his from all descriptions of his Majesty's sub- 'Royal Highness's endeavour, as far as cir. jects the most cordial assurances both of cumstances would permit, to give effect to tbeir just sense of the loss which they have the recommendations contained in tbe joint sustained, and of their sympathy with his Addresses of the two Houses of Parliaparental sorrow : And, amidst his own ment: And his Royal Highness has a full sofferings, his Royal Highness has not been reliance on your readiness to adopt such uomindful of the effect which this sad event measures as may be necessary for fulfilling must have on the interests and future Prose the, engagement into which he has entered for pects of the kingdom.

that purpose * We are cominanded to acquaint you, “The Prince Regent has commanded as that the Prince Regent continues to re to direct your particular attention to the ceive from Foreign Powers the strongest deficiency which is so long existed in the assurances of their friendly disposition 10 number of places of public worship belong. wards this Country, and of their desire to log to the Established Church, when com. maintain the general tranquillity.

pared with the increased and increasing “ His Royal Highoéss has the satisfaction population of the country. of being able to assure you, that the confi. " His Royal Highness most earnestly redence which he bas jovariably fell in the commends this important subject to your stability of the great sources of our national early consideration, deeply impressed, as be prosperity has not been disappointed. has no doubt you are, with a just sérse of

“ The imprévetőent which has taken the many blessings which this country by place in the course of the last year, in the favour of Divine Providence has enalmost every branch of our domestic ind 119- joyed; and with the conviction, that the try, and the present sale of public credit, religious and moral habils of the people are afford abunuhant proof that the difficulties the most sure and ärın foundation of national under which the country was labouring prosperity." were chiefly to be ascribed to temporary The usaal adjournment took place after causes.

the speech was read. At five o'clock their “ So important a change could not fail Lordslips again assembled, when Lord to withdraw from the disaffected the prin Ilolland said, he hoped that some one of bis cipal means of which they had availed them- Majesty's ministers intended to move the selves for the purpose of fomenting a spirie repeal of the Habeas Corpus Suspeôsion of discontent, which onhappily led to acis Act, as a kind of act of grace, afier these of insurrection and treason : And his Royal had so wantonly and so unnecessarily susHighness entertains the most confident ex• 'pended so great a protection of the freedors pectation, that the state of peace and trai of the subject. If this suhject was no quillityto which the country is now restored, 'brought forward by some other doble lor will be maintained against all allempts to he should at an early period of the session disturb it, by the persevering vigilance of bring it under the notice of the hou the Magistracy, and by the loyalty and good himself. - The Earl of Liverpool state sense of the peoplo.

that the repeal of the Act in question wou "Gentlemen of the House of Commons, be moved by Lord Sidmouth. i The Prince Repent has directed the Esti The customary address to the Pris mixtes for the current year to be laid before Regent was then moved by the Eart you.

Aylesford, and was seconded by the lo “ His Royal Highness recommends to your Selsey: both of these noblemen, after dili cootinued attention the state of the Publieing on the gooeral grief evinced by Iocowe and Expenditure of the couutry; nation on the loss of the Princess Chariot and he is most happy in being able to congratulated the house on the informati

acquaint you, that, since you were last that the prospects of the country > Aseabled in l'arliament, the fevenue has brightening. Our commerce, foreign

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dinstie, kas rapidly improving; our Royal Dutes 7 Bishops

26 ferhat was inereasing, and public credit Dokes .....18 Barons tead again on the most satisfactory aod Marquises ......17 Peers of Scotland 16 eetaten basis. The Marquis of Lans Earls

99 | Perrs of Ireland 32 dist rould fet propose any amendment, Viscounts thega be could concor with only that part

In this amount are included seven Catho the address sbich telated to the death of

lic and eight minor Peers.---The Catholic Princess Charlotte. He insisted that so

Peers are etence of any thing like an organized conspiracy had been discovered, which Doke.

Barong. eslled for the suspension of the constitution. Norfolk

Cliford - The Earl of Liverpool shortly replied, Earl.

Dormer when the address was agreed to.

Shrewsbury

Petre le estsequence of Mr. Rose, who has Barons.

Stonrton isiteded his father as clerk of parliament, Arandel Krieg abroad, Mr. Henry Cooper was

The minar Peers are aethartzed to sigo papers and bills in his

Marquis.

Barons. WEBEESDAY, Jao, 28.- Lord Sidmouth

Abercorn

Dorchester

Howard de Walden persebted a bill for repealing the Habeas Earls.

Harborough

Monson Carpas Suspension Bill, which was read

Wilton 2 irst time. Ilis lordship then moved to

Southampton

Viscount. aspend the standing orders (forbidding the

Gardiner passing a bill through more than one stage in the same day) with reference to this bill. The Earl of Berkeley is of age, but Ordered.

we are uncertain whether bis Lordship has SATURDAY, Jan. 31.-The Royal Assent taken his seat, or not. is given, by commission, to the bill for

The number of sitting Peers is 352-of repeal of the Act of last Session, these the following fifty, though some of mtitled, an Act for the Repeal of the

them are still young, have been Peers Habeas Corpus Act. The Commissioners for the grea est number of years :were--the Lord Chancellor, the Earl of

Royal Duke.

Earls. Shaftesbury, and Lord Melville. --The Lords

York

Soffolk jourced to Monday.

Dukes.

Tankerville MOSDAY, Feb. 2.- Lord Sidmouth pre

Manchester

Thanet ested certain papers relative to the past

Ratland

Westmorland and present state of the country. His Lord

Marquis's

Winchilsea skip would not then move for the appoint

Cholmondley

Viscounts. sent af & Secret Committee to examine,

Hastings

Bolingbroke owing to the absence of Lord Holland

Salisbury

Dudley and Ward ed the Marquis of Lansdown, who were

Earls,

Hampden Perested frons attendiog by the death of

Abergavenny de Earl of Upper Ossory.

Maynard
Albemarle

Bishop,
TUESDAY, Feb. 3. - Lord Sidmouth

Carlisle

Darham Dived the appointmot of a Committee,

Chatham

Lincolo hich was opposed by the Earl of Carnar:

Clarendon

Litchfield 509 aod the Marqds of Lansdowne, or the

Derby

Winchester ground that if sould be a mére mockery

Barons. to confine the inqdiry to the papers forbished

Egremont
Ferrets

Audley by misigers themselves. - The Secret Com

Fitzwilliam

Boston cities of last Session, their Lordships

Fortescoe

Bulkeley tbserjed, had made their Report upon

Harrington

Carteret 63-parls' evidecce- and upon ex-parte

Morley

Clifton eridesce ministers might get what Report

Norwich

De Clifford they pleased. The papers were then re

Pomfret

Grantham ferred to a Committee of Secrecy--to con

Poulert

Holland ut of teren lords to be chosen by ballot.

Radnor

Loveland Holland On Thereday, the following Peers were

Spencer

Sluerborne appsipted Members of the Secret Commit.

Stamford

Stawell tee:- The Lord Chancellor, Earl of Har.

Strange rowby, Duke of Montrose, Earl of Liverpool, Marquis Camden, Marquis Lansdown, Among the above fifty, the Earl Fitt. Bart Fitzwilliam, Earl Powis, Viscount william is the Sohlenen, who has been Sidragefh. Lards Grenville and Redesdale.* a Peer for the greatest number of years,

and may therefore be considered as the The present pumber of Peers is three fiber of the fore-his Lordship and the bundred and sisty eigbe: Their bumbers

Earl of Carlisle are the only living persons, are as follow.

who were Peers in the late reigu.

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