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to exert its influence, or excessive deli- which debase human nature. He has cacy preserve her sway. What sensa- pot explored distant countries, or visit. tions such a determination immediately ed populous cities; he has not trod acted up to must have caused, he has mighty precipices, or scaled the moun. often dwelt upon, and more than once tain's glacier height. Yet he bas impeHed the pity of regret. Still, howwatched more intimately the passions ever, when he retraces bis conduct, his which disturb the breast's repose, break conscience does not upbraid him, neither upon the quietvess of sleep, and raise does his eyes sink abashed at the pre- within the soul the horrid fued and din sent record bis pen indites. What the of war. He has learnt to value human opposite party feels be cares not. He friendship, and appreciate the world's little heeds the unworthiness of the regard, which, like the balance on the plan, and recks not the disappointment needle's point, is weighed down by the of defeat. The worthlessness of regard pressure of the lightest feather. He has been clearly demonstrated, and has discovered that the northern point taught him in what light to appreciate to which the magnet of society iends the bitterness of slanderous calumny. is self-advantage. “ Pro se quisque,” Sprioging from the same fountain, their was a trite saying, and well adapted to waters separate only to unite in a more the ruder periods of older time; but overwhelining conduent tide.
civilization should spurn it from her Under such circumstances the mea- presence as the deadliest bitterest foe sure of the summer months was filled she has to contend with. He has more. up. The sun poured its vivifying beains over felt, that the smile of cordiality is of heat, and decked nature in all the only the smile of deceit;-that the eye ecstly investment of blooming vegeta- may glow with apparent fire, while all tion. With Eunomio, however, the is cold and chill within ; that the close Jorid verdure and rich foliage seemed pressure of the interwoven hand indito have lost their attractive charms. A cates nothing but the every day salute listless languor and careless indifference of an every day acquaintance ;-tbat pervaded bis whole frame, and rendered professions of interest and esteem are bim alike heedless to the fascinating common-place expressions, and form a voice of society, or the numerous claims substitute for the threadbare topics of of beauteous nature. He was no longer clear or dull weather ;-that gratitude the saine man. Formerly active, alert, is a name without the reality of existand talkative; now slow, sluggish, and ence ;--that honour prevails only in its silent. Autumn in quick succession most falsified sense ;-and, that irutb is followed, and saw Eunomio's future subservient to contingent circumcourse of life fixed and established, stances. June alone can speak of its success; the “ Well hast thou commenced thy al. present prospect is cold and cheerless. Jotted task !" exclaimed Eunomio, as A wide extensive plain appears before, he viewed the falling sands of his glass beyond high and rugged mountains upon the commencement of the present which threaten to subdue the hardiest year, “ and may each returning hour efforts of indefatigability. No sun has briog back the substance of the once yet dawned to brighten the scene, or golden age, and with it increasing joy warm the temperature of the clime. and happiness; and when thou shalt Darkoess rather lowers on the horizon, again warn thy master that the measure and menaces the horrid discord of jarring of another year is filled up, may his pen elements. Winter has closed around, retrace nappier recollections, and more and its dreary aspect seems more rea- joyous scenes, than those with which dily to accord with the spirit of Euno. the dark ink now sullies the same white mio than the gay glowing colours of sheet!" spring, the healthful laugh of summer, Jan. I, 1818. or the ruddy glow of autumnal tinte. The season wears on apace, and has brought the close of another year; a
To the Edilor of ihe European Magazine. year eventful to Eunomio : for if he has gained any improvement by a more N the last page of a work published man, he has bad a clearer iosight into Key to Hulton's Course of Matheing. tbc vices which degrade, and the crimos lics,” thcre is givou the following new
others, your very
and short rule for the pressure of water of your correspondents, and, among en dan and food-gates. ** To f the difference of the breadth at
Obedient servant, lée surface and bottom add the less
T. WRIGHT. breedih, and multiply the sum in feet by half the square of the depth in feet; the
17, Dec. 1817. product shall be the number of CUBIC feet whereof the absolute is the presa sare." Now this rule is certainly short, The Amount of the Tonnage on the and easily remembered ; and I believe ! GRAND JUNCTION CANAL for the lauf it will bold good in all cases wbere the Eirkt YEARS. breadib at the surface of the water is 1909...
£.127,404 2 6 greater than that at the bottom; that 1810
142,979 II 1. in every practical case. Should any
138,998 1 1 of your numerous readers, however, in- 1812..
141,911 11 vestigate so useful a theorem, and prove 1813..
168,390 12 in your next number either the fallacy 1814.
155,008 18 and defects, or the merits of the rule,
147,857 11 they will confer an obligation on many 1816.
For the EUROPEAN MAGAZINE.
JESCRIPTIOX on the Monument of M. DE LOUTHERBOURG in CAISWICE
Is dedicated to the Memory of
As an Arlist,
of a cultivated, enlarged, and elegant Mind;
Which entitled him,
As a Man, and as a Chrislian,
And the rational use of this World
But to the band of Frieodship beloogs the office
As a Social Being.
Here, LOUTHERBOURG! repose thy laureld head !
C. L. M.
SOME OF THE PRINCIPAL PLACES IN
OF THAT COUNTRY.
It is said that this castle was pro. CONTAINING A CONCISE DESCRIPTION o bably founded by De Courcy, in or
Thou too, Dunluce, proud throne of feudal CUSTOMS, CHARACTER, AND MANNERS
Hast bowed beneath the withering arm of BY THOMAS STRINGER, M.D. For time has been, when girt with martial (Continued from Vol. LXXII. page 511.) High waved thy banners o'er thy sea-girt
towers. AVING now conducted our readers
The Castle of Dunluce is the most grand and sublime coast, we will pro- striking ruin on the coast of Antrim, ceed to the westward from the Giant's perhaps in Ireland. It is situated on a Causeway. At a short distance, the ri- rock nearly insulated, and perforated ver Bush opens into the sea; at the by a cavero re-echoing to the noise strand is a salmon fishery. Just be. of the waves. Its dark basaltic walls, yond is Port Ballintray ; near which is a marked with the yellow tints of time, handsome bathing-seat of Mr. Leslie's; in some places form a perpendicular line and about two miles farlher westward with the mural rock on which it is built, are the ruins of Dunluce Castle, thus and in others seem to project or stand described by Hamilton and Drummond. without a foundation, by reason of the
rock's decay. Its commanding situaTHE CASTLF OP DUNLUCE
tion, and its numerous gables and turis at present in the possession of the rets, resembling the ruins of a village Antrim family. It is situated in a sin- destroyed by fire, excite a high degree gular manner on an isolated abrupt rock, of veneration for its former magni which projects into the sea, and seems
ficence, and a feeling of regret for its as if it were split off from the terra lost splendor. It is joined to tbe maio firma. Over the intermediate chasm lies land beneath by an isthmus of rock, the only approach to the castle, along a
and above by a narrow arct like a wall; narrow wall, which has been built some
to which it appears there was another what like a bridge, from the rock to the wall of similar structure running paadjoining land; and tbis circuinstance rallel, and that when the two walls were must have rendered it almost impreg- connected by boards, a passage was pable before the invention of artillery. formed for the accommodation of a
Drummond. It appears, however, that there was ori- garrison. ginally another narrow wall, which ran After having received so much pleaacross the chasm parallel to the former, sure from the masterly pen of Hamilton, and that by laying boards across over it is with feelings of regret we have those an easy passage might occasion- lo state his melancholy fate, as tbus ally be made for the benefit of the gar described by Dr. Drummond :rison. The walls of this castle are built of To fire volcanic traced the curious frame.
“ Here hapless Hamilton, lamented name! columnar basalles, many joints of which
And as bis soul, by sportive Fancy's aid, are placed in such a manner as tv shew. Up to the fount of Time's long current their polygon sections ; and in one of stray'd, the windows of the north side, the Far round these rocks he saw fierce craters architect bas: coptrived to splay off the boil, wall neatly enough, by making use And torrent lavas flood the riven soil; of the joints of a pillar whose angle Saw vanquished Ocean' froin his bounde was sufficiently obtuse tu suit his.pur. And bailed the wonders of creative fire.”
retire, pose. The original lord of this castle and
The Rev. William Hamilton, A M. its territories was an Irish chief called F.T.C.D, the ingenious author of M.Quillan, of whom little is known, “ Letters on the County of Antrim.” except that, like most of his country. He was justly characterized as a gentlemen, he was hospitable, brave, and im.
man of great activity both of body and provident ; unwarily allowing the Scots miod—a zealous magistrate-a lover of io grow in strength, until they con
letters-of agreeable manners-decided trived to beat him out of all lis posses. Joyalty, and steady resolution in opsious,
Hamillon. posing the designs of insurrection la
1707. His exertions rendered him an
which the planting consists of the almost
grasky, green of the larch, well con. portunity unbappily presented itself for ebject of fear and dislike; and
trasted with tbe blueish hue of the the gratification of a sanguinary and
pine and Scotch fir. Through this atrocious revenge. Having crossed the
plantation, nothing can produce a more ferry of Loughi Swilly, from Pannet,
romantic effect, than the presentation where he resided, in the county of
of the tabular, and sometimes almost Doonegal, to dine with Dr. Waller, columnar, basaltic rocks, whose naked a body of assassins receiving intelli- 'protrusions and wild ruggedness pregence of bis arrival, surrounded the vent the new mowo lawp and decorated house, and poured a volley of small slopes from tiring the fancy too much arms through the windows, into the by the recollection of artificial labour. parlaar, where he was sitting with Dr. To the right, over the planting, reigns Waller and his family. Mrs. Waller the majestic Mausoleum, which, tofell, bat Mr. Hamilton was reserved gether with the uppermost fringe of for a more cruel fate. Knowing him the branches, is projected on the sky, sif to be the object of their revenge, whose clear blue light gives to the eye be bad retreated to an inper apartment, the exact outline of the columns, the and had unluckily forgotten to secure statue, and the dome. Along the same aby weapon for his defeoce ; for being a range, as you shift along the contiman of vigour and resolution, be would nually changeful course of the side pot have died, though taken like a baoks, the eye catches the ruins of an deer in the toils, without a desperate old chapel, and of the wall enclosing an conflict. Dragged from his retreat, and ancient burying-ground. Mean while overcome by the superior force of the right bank bends off to the north, armed ruffians, he fell in the full vigour and then gives place to a new swell, of his powers, an irreparable loss to which rises to divide the passage to society, and the republic of letters. the north. The southern declivity of
Proceding westward along this coast this slope is planted, and thus a new from Dupluce Castle, we come to the outline is given to the remainder of the small fishing and bathing village of ravine. The jutting and retiring curves Port Rush, and a few miles farther of the bank are covered with foliage; to Port Stewart, a place of the same and some rocks. The natural channel watore, but not so large ; at a little of a stream which tumbles over the distaoce from which the river Bana rocks at two separate places, produces opens into tbe sea.
two pleasing water-falls. About three or four miles from Port The Glen of Downbill opening to the Rosh, on an eminence at the edge of sea at Port Vantage, to the north-east, the coast nearly,
is Down Hill, the seat winds round the sloping lawn, whose terof Sir Hervey Bruce, and the Glen mination above is a contioual escarpof Down Hill, a romantic picturesque ment, disclosing, where the plantiog has object, well described by the Rev. G. not succeeded; the rugged and overVaughan Sampson, in his Statistical jutting masses of tabular basalt.Amongst Servey of the County of Londonderry. These rude masses, winding walks are
This spacious and elegant mansion laid out with taste; the nakedness is vas built by the late Earl of Bristol, generally relieved by abundant crops Bishop of Londonderry. In view of of grasse's, chiefly bromus and areva the south front is the mausoleum. This latior; and not unfrequently the brow elegant structure was erected by the of a rude ledge is beautifully decorated late Earl to the memory of his bro. by the rich yellow and green of various ther, formerly ambassador to the Court trefoils, mosses, sea-pinks, and sea-camof Spain. The stalue of this Earl is pions. placed in an elevated station. The The Glen, enclosing the lawn, is whole of this erection is singularly curved, nearly in the figure of a horsebeautiful, and I beliere unique. The shoe, whose two heels are the opening Mousenden Temple, is also a beautiful to the north-west : the bottoms have and sagular erection. The interior been planted and dressed into meadow, i Etted as a library, and filled with and the rugged declivity of each side books. In the house are some fine trencbed, planted, and intersected with paintings and stalves.
walk.. Entering the eastern glen of Down. The following quotation from Virgil, bil, sou pass the lawo, on either side of marked in large gilt letters around the
Mausoleum, testifies the fraternal affec. Antrim, twelve miles. One of the most tion of the living to the departed Earl : commercial towns in Ireland, aod the Ille meos errare boves, ut cernis, et ipsum
principal sea-port of the north of IreLudere quæ vellem calamo permisit agresti."
land. Belfast is a borough town, seated
at the mouth of the river Lagan, which Returning to Colerain, after restivg a opens into a bay or arm of the sea, few days, we proceeded on our journey called Belfast Lough, or Carrickfergus to Ballymoney.
Bay. It is in size tbe fifth, in comBallymoney, in the county of Antrim, merce the fourth, if not the third, town seven miles from Coleraio, is a neat in Ireland ; contains about twenty-five little town, well built with stone, and thousand inhabitants. There are several slated roofs; a decent inn. From thence good streets; the houses are in general to Ahogbill, in the same county, four. built of brick, and the roofs covered teen miles ; to Autrim, twelve miles. with slate. Upwards of seven hundred
At Randlestown we turned off to the looms are employed in lineo, cotton, right, and entered the demesne of Lord sail-cloth, and in the fiue article of O'Neill, Shane's Castle. The park is ex- cambric : these manufactories, with tensive and wild; its finest feature is the others of glass, sugar, and earthen-ware, river Maine, which flows in a broad and the exports of linen, provisions, and rapid channel, between finely wooded a considerable trade to the West Jodies, baulis, and empties its waters into have rapidly increased its importance, Lough Neagh.
and rendered it particularly attractive Shane's Castle, the ancient seat of the 'to the merchants. The public buildings O'Neill family, is placed immediately on are not particularly worthy of remark. the shores of the lake, whose waves beat There is an elegant assembly-room, against its walls; it is an old castle mo- built by the Marquis of Donegal at the dernized, or rather a modern nansion expense of twenty thousand pounds. attached to an old fort : its situation is The Linen Halls are large, and approbold, but its architectural designs far priately laid out. from picturesque or appropriate.
From Belfast to Hilsborough, county “ 'The Lough.” This immense sheet of Down, twelve miles. Cross a long of water, which may well be styled a sea bridge of twenty arches over the river in comparison with any of the other Lagan. -Pass on the right a neglected lakes in Ireland, covers a great area seat of Lord Dungannon; and leave in the heart of the province of Ulster, the town of Lisburn in the same direcand is bounded by five couuties; viz. tion. Armagh on the south, Tyrone on the Hilsborough is a small neat town, west, Londonderry on the north-west, pleasantly situated on an eminence, Antrim on the north and east, and Down, commanding an extensive view towards which barely touches it on the south. Belfast. The Marquis of Downshire eastern angle. The Iter states it to be bas a seat immediately adjoining the twenty miles long, and fifteen broad. market-place. His predecessor erected By the survey made by Mr. Lendrick, at bis own expense an elegant Gothic be reduces it to lifty-eight thousand church, which has some neat windows two hundred acres, and by his report bordered with stained glass. There is it is fifteen miles in Icogth. by seven also a handsome market house, and a in breadih. In all the old maps of small castle appropriated to modern Ireland, it has been stated that Lough Acagh covers a plain of one hundred Froin Hilsborough to Lord Roden's thousand acres,
seat, at Tollywoore Park, is twenty-one In our way to Antrim, we passed miles. Passed through Ballynabinch, a a neglected wansion-house of the Mas. small town. From thence, by a new sarene family, seated on the banks of a road to Clough. See on the left some small river,
ruined walls on a raised earthen work. Antrim is the capital of the county of From Clough descended to Dundruma the same name, and scaled at the north Bay ; the noble range of Mourne Mounend of Lough Neagh. Avtriin, like the laris in front appearing to great advangenerality of Trish towns, consists of tage. Ruins of Dundrum Castle upon one long street with the market.place a rocky eminence to the right. This in the middle of it. Near Autriin is castle is finely situated on a rock coma round tower.
manding a whole view of the bay of From Autrim to Belfast, county of ibat name; the sea to the south, a'