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to exert its infuence, or excessive deli- which debase human nature. He has cacy preserve her sway. What sensa. pot explored distant countries, or visittions such a determination immediately ed populous cities ; he has not trod acted up to must have caused, be has mighty precipices, or scaled the moun. often dwelt upon, and more than once tain's glacier height. Yet he bas impelled the pity of regret. Still, how. watched 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 quietuess of sleep, and raise does his eyes sink abashed at the pre- within the soul the horrid fued and din sent record his pen indites. What the of war. He has learnt to value human opposite party feels he cares not. He friendship, and appreciate the world's little beeds the voworthiness 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 demonstraled, and has discovered that the northern point taught him in what light to appreciate to which the magnet of society tende the bitterness of slanderous calumny. is self-advantage. " Pro se quisque,” Springing 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 inonths was filled she has to contend with. He has more. np. The sun poured its vivifying beams over felt, that the smile of cordiality is of heat, and 'decked nature is 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 Sorid verdure and rich foliage seemed pressure of the interwoven hand indi. to have lost their attractive charms. A cates nothing but the every.day salute listless languor and careless indifference of an every day acquaintance ;-that pervaded his 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 same 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 À 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 bring 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 Darkness 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 inore 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. 1, 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 bas gained any improvement by a more N the last page of a work published man, he has bad a clearer insight into Key 10 Hullon's Course of Mathema. thc vices which degrade, and the crimes lics,” liicre is giveu the following new
and short rale for the pressure of water of your correspondents, and, among udam and food-gates.
others, your very. "To ļ the difference of the breadth at
Obedient servant, like surface and bottom add the less
T. WRIGHT. breadth, and multiply the sum in feet by
Brunswick-square, half the square of the depth in feet; the 17, Dec. 1817. product shall be the number of cubic feet shereof the absolute is the presa sure." Nos tbis rule is certainly short, The Amount of the Tonnage on the and easily remembered; and I believe
Grand Junction CANAL for the last it will bold good in all cases where the
Eight YEARS. breadth at the surface of the water is 1909
-£.127,404 2 5 greater than that at the bottom; that 1810
142,979 0 is, in every practical case. Should any
138,998 1 1 of your numerous readers, however, in 1812.
141,911 19 Testigate so useful a theorem, and prove 1813
168,390 12 0 in your next oomber either the fallacy 1814..
155,008 18 8 and defects, or the merits of the rule, 1815
147,857 II 9 they will confer an obligation on many 1816.
For the EUROPEAN MAGAZINE.
INSCRIPTION on the Monument of M. DE LOUTHERBOURG in CRISWICE
Is dedicated to the Memory of
As an Arlist,
Ofa cultivated, enlarged, and elegant Mind;
Which entitled him,
As a Man, and as a Christian,
And the rational use of this World
But to the band of Frieodship beloogs the office
As a Social Being.
C. L. M.
THE CASTLF OP DUNLUCE
[Jan. IRISH EXTRACTS.
It is said that this castle was pro• CONTAINING A CONCISE DESCRIPTION or bably founded by De Courcy, in or
Hast bowed beneath the withering arm of OP THAT COUNTRY.
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
CAVING now conducted our readers
The Castle of Dupluce 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 ba hing-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 situa
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 magniwhich 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 main 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 arck 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 this circuinstance rallel, and that when the two walls were must have rendered it almost impreg. connected by boards, a passage was nable before the invention of artillery. formed for the accommodation of a It appears, however, that there was ori. garrison.
Drummond. ginally another narrow wall, which ran After having received so much pleaacross the chasw parallel to the former, sure from the masterly pen of Hamilton, and that by layiog boards across over it is with feelings of regret we have those an easy passage might occasion- to 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 basaltes, many joints of which
And as his soul, by sportive Fancy's aid, are placed in such a manner as to 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:contrived to splay off the
boil, wall. neatly enough, by making use
And torrent lavas flood the riven soil; of the joints of a pillár whose angle Saw vanquished Ocean from his bounde was suficiently obtuse tu suit his.pur. And hailed the wonders of creative fire.”
retire, pose. The original lord of this castle and
The Rev. William Hamilton, A M. its territories was ao 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 gentlemea, he was hospitable, brave, and im.
man of great activity bolh of body and provident : unwarily allowing the Scots mind—a zealous magistrale-a lover of to grow in strength, until they con- letters-of agreeable manners-decided trived to beat bim out of all his posses. loyalty, and steady resolution in opsious.
Hamilton. posing the designs of insurrection in
1707. His exertions rendered him an which the planting consists of the almost ebject of fear and dislike; and an op- grassy green of the larch, well conportunity unbappily presented itself for trasted with the 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 Lough 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, wbose naked a body of assassins receiving intelli- protrusions and wild ruggedness pregence of bis arrival, surrounded the vent the new mowo laws and decorated house, and poured a volley of small slopes from tiring the fancy too much artes through the windows, into the by the recollection of artificial labour. parlour, where he was sitting with Dr. To the right, over the planting; reigns Taller and his family. Mrs. Waller the majestic Mausoleum, which, tofell, but Mr. Hamilton was reserved gether with the uppermost fringe of for a more cruel fate. Knowing hinn- the branches, is projected on the sky, seif to be the object of their revenge, whose clear blue light gives to the eye be bad retreated to an inder apartment, the exact outline of the columns, the and bad unluckily forgotten to secure statue, and the dome. Along the same aby weapoa 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 not 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 bis retreat, and ancient burying-ground. Mean while overcome by the superior force of the right bank bends off to the north, armed ruffians, be 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 distance from which the river Bann rocks at two separate places, produces opens into the 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 continual escarpef Down Hill, a romantic picturesque ment, disclosing, where the plantiog has object, well described by the Rev. G. not succeeded, the rugged and overTanghan Sampson, in bis Statistical jutting masses of tabular basalt. Amongst Sarvey of the County of Londonderry. These rude masses, winding walks are
This spacious and elegant mansion laid out with taste; the nakedoess is was built by the late Earl of Bristol, generally relieved by abundant crops Bishop of Londonderry. In view of of grasses, 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 statue 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 horsebeantifol, and I believe unique. The shoe, whose two heels are the opening Messenden Temple, is also a beautiful to the north-west : the bottoms have and sagular erection. The interior been planted and dressed into meadow, is étted as a library, and filled with and the rugged declivity of each side brods. In the house are some fine trenched, planted, and intersected with paintings and stalues.
walk, Entering the eastern glen of Down. The following quotation from Virgil, bill, sou pass the lawo, on either side of marked in large gilt lellers 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, and 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 resting 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 oot the third, town seven miles from Coleraio, is a neat in Ireland ; contains about twenty-five Jiltle 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, fuur- 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 lined, cotton, right, and entered the demesne of Lord sail-cloth, and in the five 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 Indies, bauks, and empties its waters, iuto 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 n.ansion expense of twenty thousand pouods. attached to an old fort : its situation is The Linen Halls are large, and approbold, but its architectural desigos far priately laid out. from picturesque or appropriate.
From Belfast to Hilsborough, county “ 'The Lough." This immense sheet of Duwn, 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 ihe 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 Lisburo io the same direcand is bounded by five couutics; 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, Antrini on the north and east, and Down, commanding an extensive view towards which barely touches it on the south. belfast. The Marquis of Downshire easteru 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 hé reduces it to lifly 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 length. by seven also a handsome market house, and a in breadth. 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 Bilsborough to Lord Roden's thousand acres,
seat, at Tollyrpore Park, is twenty.one In our way to Antrim, we passed miles. Passed through Ballynahinch, a a neglected mansion-louse of the Mas.. small town. From Thence. by a new sareve 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 Cloogh descended to Dundrunu the same vame, and scaled at the north Bay ; the noble range of Mourne Mounend of Lough Neagh. Avtriin, like the tains in front appearing to great advangenerality of Irish 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 Antriin 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 that name; the sca to the south, a