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POETRY.

SIR LOCRINE.*

A NORTHERN BALLAD.

And I will shew thee all aboon,

And all aneath the sea, If thou wilt dip thy scarlet shoon,

And follow a Merladiè."

*

Wi' the red gowd in her hair; And Sir Locrine is stark and dourt

To see his ladie there. “ Now where sall I find a ferryman

To ferry me owr the brine ? Wi' the gude red gowd he sall fill his hand,

And his cup wi' the gude red wine.”. " Its I the ferryman will be,

To ferry ye ow'r the brine; But I'se ha peither cup nor gowden fee,

But that gowd ring of thine.”
The boatie rows, the boatie rows

Withouten sail or oar:
Ere he can blink bis e'e, it goes

A bowshot fra' the shore.
“ Now weel be wi' thee, ferryman!

Why is thy hand so thin?
I see a light on the waters glint,

But no liglit in thine e'en!
Now boatman, Jesu give thee grace!

Thou art no true man's son-
The moon glims lightly on thy face,

But shadow thou hast none.
And where got'st thon that scarf so rare,

Wrought wi’ the lily flow'r?
I gave it to Burd Ellinor,

Once in my mother's bow'r." “Tam thy sister Elinor

That sank aneath the sea,
And I come fra' good King Laurin's bow'r

To speak again wi' thee.
And I will shew thee the wee wee man

That rides upon the wind,
And wi' the clouds keeps company

When they leave the sun behind.
His saddle is the May-fly's coat,

On the back of an elf-steed set,
And his foot-page is the smallest mote

That plays at the sun's gate.
I will dip thy son ere the blink of morn

In the well of eternitie,
In the isle where babe was never born,

And man shall never die: I

Brunhild is on her bride-bench sitting,

Pouring the gude red wine;
Her maids the coronet are fitting-

But where is Sir Locrine ?
“ Sing me a song, my nightingale,

A true song sing to me;
Now tell me if my lord is leal,

Or fause ayont the sea."
Then up and spake the nightingale,

His blue beak in a rose,
The glass is green, the glass is sheen,

Where thou may'st see thy woes,
Bnt name thou not thy husband's name,

Whatever thine eye shall see !
If thou shalt name Sir Locrine's name,

So surely he shall die.”
The glass was green, the glass was sheen,

Where Brunhild stoop'd to see“O woc! I see my husband lean

On the lap of a merladiè!
And she is smoothing her yellow hair

Wi' a kame of pearlines strung-
O woe! I see her gay green bow'r

Wite emerald clusters hung !
Her hair is like the silken flax

Drawn thro' a silver loom -
Hler cheek is like the lintwhite wax

That burns in a king's tomb-
Yet I will not name the awsome name,

The name of gramarye,
For it was a curl of silien hair

That he lo‘ed once fra' me.
I see her sit on the grey swan's down,

Her lute of ivorie playing;
And I see my love wi'an amber crown

Amang the green caves straying.
But I will not name the fause one's name,

Forgotten tho'l be ;
For one word of his winsome speech

Is mair than her melodie.
I see a cradle of roses bright,

All fra'one coral stem,
And every bud is of crysolite,

And every leaf a gem,
Now evil betide thee, Sir Locrine !

If ever thy name had power !
Thou hast sto'un my babe for a water-fiend,

And bid him in her bower!"-
Brunhild has spoken the ansome word,

The word of death and sin-
She sees a boat on the waters turn'd,

Sir Locrine's corse within !

* King Arthur's son Locrine, and his daughter Burd or Prude Elinor, who married the sea-dwarf Laurin, are favourite subjects of old ballads.

† " Stark and dour” imply eager impa. ience.

| Such a well and such an island seem to have been discovered by Danish romancers : and such impertinent nightingales ire very familiar with them. The Bridebench, or place of honour, resembled our ofa,

seen.

est

Tovestinct career

Now ev'ry eve ye may see a wreath Oye, who love with sympathetic soul
Of diamonds in the wave;

To others' griefs to lend a pitying sigh! W' such a wreath the sea aneath

The painful past from Mem'ry's page esThey dress Sir Locrine's grave.

roll.

And from a Royal Christian, learn to die ! The glass is green, the glass is sheen, When jalouse love would spy ;

Mark ye his form, who o'er th'illustrious And wben jalouse love enough has seen,

dead The salt sea shall be dry.

Droops with fix'd glance and tearles

agony!

She sleeps! - Ah no! the vital spark is filed, ELEGIAC VERSES.

She'll wake no more-but in Eternity! WRITTEN 5ru NOVEMBER, 1818. Yet look again! what means that solemn Nulla recordanti lux est ingrata gravisque,

sound? Nulla fuit cujus non meminisse velit.

Whose pomp funereal peers amid the Ampliat ætatis spalium sibi vir bonus, hoc

gloom,

While stifled, trembling murmurs breathe Vivere bis, vilá posse priore frui.

around? MART.

'Tis Charlotte hast ning to her dreary

tomb ! TTHOUGH trareless borne on Time's extinct career,

Yet look once more! what radiant form The chequer d past lives ever in the mind; appears There, cherish d scenes of former days

That soothes our grief, and bids oor 39appear,

guish cease? And Mem’ry “casts a ling‘ring look be. Yet smiles benignly on our sorrowing tears? hind.”

'Tis Charlolle shrin'd in everlasting peace!

H. V, W. And some there are, to silent grief a prey, Whose anguish'd breasts each kindly hope

has fled; Yet Men'ry's cints illume their dreary On observing the Building lately inscribed way,

" THE HOUSE OF GOD," renterte And o’er the past a mellow'd radiance into the Tap of the Clernax AND shed.

Castle, in St. George's Fields. And some there are, whose meditative VER Law triumphs, ad tidings minds

I ween, Muse unrepining o'er the fading view: Though for pronf, we need not look afar: For pleasures lost, the sweetest solace tind, here in Pu'pil, of late, ardent spirits were And former woes with pleasing pain

scen,

They are now to be found at the Dar. To them, each circling year returning The hypocrite crew, who the altar prufate, brings

And Religion's fair truths dare to mar. Those calm delights to fond remembrance Such vile spirits as these, due reward lo od dear ;

tain, To them, each day, some lov'd memento All agree, should be brought to the Bar, clings,

TOZER Link'd with a joy, or hallow'd by a tear. To such, too faithful to their wonted task, The passing hours a mournful tale im

THE STOCK EXCHANGE. part;

OW'S the Market!- Rather queerSee, from her last long home, your Princess

WILKINS Coming.–TouKIKSask

Here. The sacred, silent tribute of the heart!

I'm a seller-So am lThis was the day that clos'd her sojourn Omnium for the payment-Buyhere;

Done at two_Consols for moneyThis, the last sun that mark'd her waning Knock Jack's hat off-O how foonybreath ;

What are prods, pray!-Twenty-four (No sun shall reach ther in thy lonely bier!) For the account?-I'll sell a score Another rose;- Alas, she sleeps in death!

Done at [ths-a lot hereThis was the hour, that torn from mortal

Not a ticket to be got here, sight,

There's the rattle-Half-a crown (A busband's love, a nation's tears, how I'm a buyer-Up or dowo? vain!)

Done at two-More bid for- Where, Sir? Her wearied soul for ever took its light,

RASPER-Sell 'em if you dare, SirFrom this sad“ region of uuraried

Nothing doing-I shall gopain!"

Good bye, BILLY-good bye, Jor.

renew.

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INTELLIGENCE FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE.

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SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE. Major-General Donkin. The strenuous OF SATURDAY, SEPT. 26.

exertion, and scientific marches of the latter INDIA-BOARD, SEPT. 28, 1018.

oficer, cut off the retreat attempted by the ESPATCHES have been received at

Pindarees towards the north; a derange

ment of their plans which precipitated their nor in Council of Bombay, of which des

desiruction, whence tie service was equally patches, and of their inclosures, the follow

creditable to the Major-General and benefiing are copies and extracts :

cial li the public. General Order by his Excellency the Governor

Though the course of events did not give

to Major-General Sir David Ochterlony General.

any opening for the exercise of that vigour Camp Owreah, on the left bank of and resource which have so brilliantly dis

the Jumna, Feb. 21,1818. tinguished his former professional commands, The Governor-General and Commanderin

there can be no one in this army unable to Chief cannot quit the field without ofiering comprehend how solidly effectual the posihis best acknowledgments to the officers

tions and conduct of the Major-General commanding the several divisions of the com

have been in promoting the object of tranbined army, for the signal zeal and ability quillizing Central India. with which each has fulfilled the part General Browo in presenting opportunities;

Fortune was more favourable to Major assigned him in the late extensive operations and be availed himself of them with a deci

To Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas His. fop, it might seem superfluous to offer praise; sion and style of arrangement affording yet there are titles to applause which should

honourable proof of his military talents. not be absorbed in the lustre of viciory. Brigadier-General Hardyman, by a gal. The temper and forbearance with which his

Jant and well-conducted action, reduced a Excellency (possessing all the coosciousness

considerable territory, and extinguished an of superiority from the quality of his troops) opposition which thieatened to be troubleendeavoured to avoid a rupture with Holkar,

some; aod the judicious disposition which and tlie judgment with which he improved Brigadier General Toone made of his force, success after bis conciliatory efforts had prevented any enemy's atteinpting to distract failid, demand high commendation. The

our attention from the objects of the camchivalrous intrepidity displayed by Briga. paign, by an inroad into Behar. dier-General Sir John Malcolm in the battle

If the conduct of Brigadier-Generals of Mahud pore, and the admirable tact

Smith, Muoro, and Pritzler, in the Poona manifested by him in the subsequent pegotia. State, he not here particularised, it is only tions, advanced the public interest no less

because their operations are still in process, than they distinguished the individual; while

so that the praise which could be awarded the relief of the Residency at Nagpore, and

large as it would be, might prove inade. the defeat of the Rajan's forces, through the quate to achievenenis, the annunciation of prompt and decisive energy of Brigadier. which has not yet reached the Governor. General Doveton, complete the dignified General. exploits of the army of the Deccan north of Throughout the late enterprise, the alathe Godavery.

crily and indefatigable exertions of every Niajor-Gederal Sir William Grant Keir, department in the army have been such with the Bombay division from Guzerat,

as to deserve the Governor-General and has exhbited the most meritorious activity Commander in Chief's warm approbation. with important advantage to the issue of the

The alteration produced, within threo campaign.

months, in the state of Central lodia, is The leaders of the Bengal divisions have

beneficial to the inhabitants in a degree similar claim on the Governor-General's

which the inost sanguine could scarcely approbation; the vigilance and judicious

bave ventured to hope; and to every officer movements by which Major-General Aiar

who has been engaged in this undertaking, shall constrained the Pindarres in their

the remembrance of having had a share in retreat to keep that route to wbich the

effecting a changeso interesting to humanity, Commander in Chief had indicated his plan will keep pace with that consciousness of of couhining them, were of extraordinary having advanced the prosperity of the consequence. Lieutenant-Colonel Adams Honourable Company, by efforts of zeal with his division ably co-operated in this

and courage, for wbich the Governor-Gene. object; and be subsequently, by the skilful

ral offers his earnest thanks, hossuever direction of his detachments, gave the finish

unequal that acknowledgınent may be 10 ing blow to the remnant of the Pindarers,

merit which calls it forth. which had escaped by an incalculable

By command of his lixcellency the Most chance when neuly surrounded by the two

Noble the Governor General. divisions already mentioned, and by that of

J. ADAN, Sec, to the Gov..Gen, Europ. Mag Vol. LXXIV. uct. 1818.

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Batract from a Despatch from the Gover- in Chief, that the fort of Singhur, was

nor in Council, at Bombay, to the Secret invested by the troops under my command Committee, dated 25th March, 1818. on the 20th ultimo, that on the 22d a battery The following forts have been reduced

of four mortars and two bowitzers was subsequently to those adveried to in our

opened to the southward of the fort onder letter of the 19th ultimo;* viz. Logur and

the hills, and another of one mortar and one Issa poor, Tekovna, Tonjee, Rauj Muchee,

bowitzer was established on a hill to the aod Koaree, + by a force sent from this

eastward, distant about six hundred yards

from the fort; on the 24th two six pouuders presidency, under command of Lieut. Col. Protber, aided by a detachment from Poooa,

were added to this ballery. to assist in the operations.

Oo the 25th a battery of two twelve and Rangur and Paulghurt by the detach- two six-pounders was established on a bili to ment wbich receptly proceeded into South.

the westward of the fort, distant about ose cro Concan, under the command of Lieut. thousand one bundred yards, in order to Col. Kennedy, of the Isl. battalion 10th enfilade and keep down the fire previous is regiment of native infantry.

the erection of the breaching batteries. Russauighur, a strong hill fort, situated

On the morning of the 28th two breaching about foriy miles to the south east of Fort batteries, of two eighteen-pounders each, Victoria, has likewise surrendered under

were completed, and opened their fire. an arrangement which we authorised Col. Our tire, from the commencement of the Kennedy to negotiate with the Killardar, siege until yesterday, was returned by the under whicb the sum of five thousand rupees

enemy with great spirit, and an effort was has been assigned to him.

made by them to oppose our possession The fort of Now a poora has surrendered

of the heights to the eastward and westward to a detachment from the force stationed at

of the fort; I am, therefore, surprised that Becara, under the command of Major Ken.

our loss of men (a return of wbich is in nett, which we had ordered to attack it. closed) has been so inconsiderable. The fort is situated about eighteen miles

Yesterday afternoon the enemy made procast of Soughur,and was intended to be posals to surrender the fort, which were pot made use of as a depot for supplies for the acceded to; but tbis morning the articles of armies employed to ibe northward.

capitulation (of which the enclosed is a A copy of Mr. Elphinstone's Despatch, copy), were signed by me, io concurrence dated 7th March, to the Most Noble the

with the opinion of the Hon. Mr. ElphiaGovernor-General, has been just received, stone, the British Commissioner. of which a transcript is foru arded.

The Garrison, it appears, consisted of (Inclosed in the preceding.)

about one hundred Arabs, six hundred

Gosains, and five hundred natives of the Extract from a Despatch from the Hon.

Concan, of whom about thirty were killed Mountstuart Elphinstone, to the Gover

and one buodred wounded. nor-General and Commander in Chief,

The great natural strength of the fortress, daled Camp Bailsur, 5th March, 1818. and the only assailable point (the gateway)

It is only since my arrival in this camp being at so great a height, very mucb inthat I have learned (what General Smith creased the difficulties of the siege, as both blmselt had suppressed) that be was wounded ordnance and ammunition could only be get in the action of the 20th. He was at one up to the batteries by manual labour. time alone, surrounded by the enemy, and

I do myself the honour to inclose a copy was in imminent danger until he could force of the Orders I have issued upon this occa. his way to the dragoons; while in this situa. sion; and I have great pleasure in making tion he received a blow in the head from known to the Commander in Chief that the A sabre which bad nearly proved fatal, but conduct of every individual under my coorfrom the effects of which he has now almost and give me the utmost satisfaction. recovered.

From the experience and professiocal Copy of a report from Brigadier-General knowledge of Lieut.- Col. Dalrymple i dePrilzler lo the Adjutant-General of the

rived the greatest possible assistance, as well Army, dated Camp near Singhur, 2d as from Captain Nuti, the commanding March, 1818.

engineer, and Lieut. Grant of that corps, SIR,

who acted as commanding engineer, until I have the bonour to report, for the infor

the arrival of the former officer from Poona, mation of his Excellency the Commander

I have the honour to inclose a retaro of

the ordoance and stores wbich have been Sec Gazette of 16th July. + These forts are situated in the vicinity | Singhur, a strong bill fort near Poona, and to the eastward of the Gbauts between and no great distance from Poorunder, Bombay and Poona.

This is one of the fortresses which the I In the Southern Concan, near Fort Peishwalı surrendered on the 8th May, 1817, Victoria.

as a pledge of his sincerity, and which Soughur, ahont thirty miles east of were afterwards restored by the British Surat,

Government.

found in the fort. I have the honour to the Chowdry himself shall be bound to be, &c. Theo. PRITZLER, Brig.-Gen. make it good, and to answer for the breach Return of Killed and Wounded in the Divi. of the capitulation. sion under the Command of Brigadier

Theo. PRITZLER, Brig.-Gen. General Pritzler, during the Siege of Extract from Division Orders, dated Camp, Singhur.

neur Singhur, March 2, 1818, by Brigadier Bombay Artificers-1 killed.

General Pritzler Artillery-1 corporal, 2 matrosses, 5 gun

Parole-Singhur. lancers, I puckally, wounded.

Singhur having surrendered, Brigadier. B. Flank Battalion-5 raok and Gle, wovod.

General Priizler congratulates the divising ed; I since dead.

under his command, upon having gained Bombay European Regiment—4 rank and

possession of so strong a foriress with su file, wounded.

little loss, Ritle Detachment-4 rank and file, 2 puck

The Brigadier-General is much obliged lo allies, wounded; I puckally since dead.

Liput.-Colonel Dalrymple for his exertions 2d Battalion 12th Native Infantry-l rank

during the siege, and the early surrender o: and file wounded.

the place is in a great degree to be attributed Pioneers-2 wounded,

to his professional experience. Hired Bearers-3 wounded; I since dead,

To Captain Nult, the Brigadier-General Total Killed and Wounded.

feels much indebied, as well as to Lieutenant Killed - Natives--1 Bombay artificer,

Grant, who, previous to the arrival of CapWounded-Europeaos- 1 corporal, 11 rank

tain Nutt, was the senior ollicer of engineers, and file; I rank and file since dead.

for the manoer in which the several duties of Natives- 2 matrosses, 5 gun lascars, 3

that department were conducted, and he had puckallies, 3 rank and file, 2 pioneers,

occasion particularly to notice the very 8 hired bearers, I puckally; I hired

zealous manner in which all the officers of bearer since dead.

that corps performed their duty. Camp, near Singhur, March 2, 1818.

The good practice of the artillery is Terms of the Surrender of the Fort of visibly shewn upon the enemy's works, and Singhur.

by the loss which the enemy has sustained, Ramchunder Chowdry consents to surred.

and the steady conduct of the artillery in the der the fort of Singhur to Brig.-Gen. Pritz.

batteries, reflects the greatest possible creler on the following conditions :

dit upon both the officers and men of ibat Ist. As soon as an officer on the part of

corps. the General shall reach the gateway it shall

On the conduct of the troops generally, be made over to him.

the Brigadier-General has only to ohserve, 2d. The garrison shall march out with

that the cheerfulness with which they per- . their arms and their private property; the

formed all the laborious duties of the siege, Arabs and Gosains shall proceed to Elich

which from the position of the fort were poor, and shall sot take service por enter

great, and the gallantry they displayed into any intrigues on their roads; hostages

whenever they came in contact with the shall be given for the observance of this

enemy, are suficient proofs to convince hiin article, a Chiavus on the part o! the Arabs,

that they are equal to overcome any difi. and two Mahonts on the part of the Gosains; culty which can be surmounted hy soldiers; passports in the name of the British Governo

and which opinion be will not fail to convey ment shall be furnished, and hircarrabs sent

to his Excellency the Commander in Chief." to accompany the Arabs and Gosains lo

The conduct of the pioneers has been such Elichpoor; on the return of the bircarrahs

as to give the Brigadier-General the greatest the hostages shall be released; but should

satisfaction, the Arabs and Gosains not proceed to Elich

By Order, W. JOLLY, M. B. R, D. poor, or should they enter into any service Return of Ordnance found in the Fort of or any intrigues on the way, the hostages Singhur, 3d March, 1818. shall suffer death. The Mahrattas of the Brass Guns mounted-16 of different cali. karrison shall give two hostages, to be kept bres. from one to sixteen pounds. a month, for their not entering into any Dilto dismounted-1 three-pounder. service but returning quietly to their homes. Total 17. All persons shall be liable to search in Iron Guns mounted-19 of different calibres removing Ilipir private property.

from one to twenty pounders. 3d. The Chowdry and his carcoons and Dirto dismounted-6 from one and half to other servants shall not be obstructed in seven pounders. removing their private propesty.

Total 25. 41h All properly belonging to Bajee Toial of Brass and Iron Guns--19. Row, or his Chief, or thrir Dependents, or

S. DALRYMPLE, Liellt. Col. to hankers or ryots, shall be made over,

Coinmanding Artlivry. untouched to any person commissioned by N.B. Twenty five wall pieces on the the General 1o receive it; if it should work; a considerible quantity of powder appear that any part of it is removed by the and bool op dillereolt calibres not yet laken garrison, or by the Chowdry, or his people, account of,

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