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Thus have terminated fifty-seven years of a splendour rarely paralleled in the annals of female greatness, and thus bave closed the perishable glories of earthly Majesty, and the fading honours of mortal renown. If the imagination glances back to that moment when her late MAJESTY first tred the soil of Britain, the youthful Bride of our revered SOVEREIGN, the proud hope of our Country, and the delight and idol of that people wbo now mourn over her loss, - what vast events have filled the space between ! - what suds of glory have arisen and set !-what illustrious dames have blazoned the page of history, and what mighty achievements have fixed the gaze of an astonished world !-Yet all this fame, and this triumph, and this glory, have their consummation but in the grave, where the sage's wisdon, and the hero's valour, and the poet's melody, are alike shrouded in the same common doom, and where their relics moulder alike with the dust of the ignoble, and the ioglorious! Their fame may indeed pierce the death-cloud, that bovers over their sepulchres, their names may perchance live awhile green in the memory of admiring gratitude, and grief may be forgolten in glory,—but in a better, and a brighter world must be sought that immor. tality denied them herc-in a region, where sorrow cannot overcloud, and death cannot destroy, and years cannot efface,—where “ the immortal part with angels lives," and lives for ever, and for ever! -The annals of her Consort's sway have presented, indeed, but an almost unbroken series of wars, and victories, and kingdoms invaded and laid wasle ;--and Thrones usurped and violated,--and Empires rent asunder and overthrown, have marked a lapse of years, to which the Archives of the Universe afford no parallel,-yet amidst all those changes, the might, and power, and fame of our Country have been extended, and at the moment of ber MAJESTY's decease, Britain was at peace with all the World !
But the strain of mourning over our late Queen must close, -SAE has been laid with regal pomp in the ancestral Mausoleum of England's Kings, the last rites of sepultral homage have been paid to her remains, and the coffin that surrounds her ashes is now left in its last mortal solitude.Yet when all this funereal pageantry is forgotten, when the mufiled bells sound no longer in our ears, and the black hue of mourning shall have left the land, and when her corporeal frame is resolved into its constituent elements—still her image will not then perish,- Gratitude will embalm the obligations we owe to our deceased Sovereign,- Her virtuous example will shed its chaste and holy light to future generations, and the Court of ENGLAND will yet uphold its pational purity, in the remembrance of our lost Queen CHARLOTTE!
“ COLD IN THE DUST HER PERISA'D HEART MAY LIE,
BUT THAT WHICH WARM'D IT ONCE, SHALL NEVER DIE!
Unveil'D BY DARKNESS,—AND UNDIMM'D BY TEARS !"
SOLUTION To The MatuEMATICAL QUERE For the EUROPEAN MAGAZINI. in our MAGAZINE for SEPTEMBER.
when its powers are in a progres.
sive state of improvement, will not, I 13 ac
believe, be denied. He who exercises bis intellectual facullies in a manner
worthy of them, promotes materially A
D his own happiness at least, and if he B ET ABC be a section of the cone
can add any thing, either instructive L. passing through the vertex C, others, is entitled surely to some little
or interesting, for the information of Lud centre of its base, AC the longest consideration, und B its shortest sides; then in the siangle ABC we have AC=17, BC=13, arrest and describe the nixed emotions
As the power of language is unable to end the angle at A=26'. By trigono. of the inind at the moment they pass, netry 13 : sine L A (26° :: 17 : sine 80 it is far less fit to recall them at of 145° 1' 21" (= angle ABC), and pleasure. But if we cannot clothe in 80° — [L A (26)° +L ABC (145 I 21)} language, an mark down the various = 8° 58' 39" = LACB; again, sine sentiments and feelings that occupy our L A (26°) : BC (13 :: sine L C 18° 58'39") minds at different times and situations, = 4.622381 = AB; now we have the di- it is in our power in some measure mensions of the cune, from whence to make up for this deficiency, by by the rules of Mensuration the so- recording the objects that occasioned Hidity is found = 41,68616; and since them: and the diaries in which these all like solids are as the cubes of their are comprehended, afford at least to Bike dimensions, and, as the solidily him who takes the trouble of making of the top part is to be half the whole thein, a very pleasing and interesting
(4.622381)3 subject of both entertainment and im. cone, 2 : (4.622381)s ::1:
If the unvaried and uninteresting 4 * (4.622381 )s = abs or ab =
voids of life should seem but little 8
adapted to the composition of such, 4.622381
journals, tours, travels, and voyages, V + = 3.668786, and not only furnish materials for collec
tions of this kind, but naturally induce from whence by similar triangles ac,
nien to make them. Cb, Aa, and Bb, may be found. PS. If the base of the cone be pro him who is diligent to seek; and that
Much is always left to be found by duced, and from C we set off CD=BC, of the innumerable travellers who bave it is evident that ACD may be the sec.
gone the same roads, there are few who tion of another cone found by the same data, and by the same method as above of juformation or amusement: and also,
bave not added something to our stock the diameter of its base AD is found = 25.931477, and its solidity = 1311.9436; original, either in the matter or manner
that every person of talents is in reality 25.931477 and ad =
x a of exerting them; no two persons, even 2
of equal abilities, employing theni on Cor. Any given cone may be divided the sanje occasion, seeing or feeling the into two cqual parts, by multiplying very same objects, or circumstances, in bajfits base by the cube root of 4. the same light. JOHN COLLINS,
The collector of observations on men, Private Teacher of the Mathematics, countries, and books, has the satis43, Hallon Garden.
faction of koowing that his works will (We hope thut our ingenious Cor. seldom be neglected; for independently respondents who have sent us Sointions of the enteriainment they will afford, to the above Query will have the good- they will be useful as an assemblage ness to admit, Thul it is impossible for us of particulars rol casy to be found ; to insert them all-huse, Therefore, and though he may not pretend to give which do nnl find a place in our pages much thai is original, he is saving those for wunl of room, will be relurned 10 who do a great deal of labour in searchtheir respective autors upon applica. ing for, and over, the volumes to which lion at the Office of the E. M.]
be has resorted,
It is thought that Y October, thal the American far
Compilations were ever held in raised), your opinion is requested as to esteem by the first literary characters, the best mode of carrying the same into when undertaken by men capable of effect. performing a task which requires judg. V. Your opinion is requested on the ment to select, and industry to arrange propriety of large and populous places the component parts.
employing land for the occupation of A foreign writer of eininence says, their poor, under suitable superidiend. “Men of i alents in England think that ance (which has in some instalices bees laurels wither, while ihey are culti practised), with a view to enable them vating the beauties of other authors. io subsist without parochial aid? They rather seek for fame, Ihan endea. VI. Any other information on the vour to benefit the community. T. S. subject of furnishing employment to
our industrious poor, not prejudicial To the Editor of the European Magazine. teemed.
10 existing occupalions, will be es
It is requested that communications S the organ of an Association now be addressed to the Secrelaries, King's
instituting, for the purpose of Head, Poultry, Londou. oblaining the necessary information to the view of ameliorating the condi. tion of the labouring poor, and re
To the Editor of the European Magazine. ducing poor's rates, I have the pleasure to address you.
OU in your Magazine your sense of the necessity of the above objects may induce you to oblige with
are said to prevent the bighl your assistance, by giving a place in
in apple-trees, and secure plentiful your Publicativo to the accompanying crops, by the simple process of rubenquiries.
bing tar well into the bark, about four I have the honour to be, Sir,
or six inches wide round each tree, Your obedient servant,
and a foot from the ground. This BENJ. WILLS.
statement is somewhat incorrect. I Provisional Secretary.
have spent many years in those Slates, King's Ilead, Poultry,
which produce the best fruit, and in 16:h Nov. 1818.
the greatest abundance, and can assure
you, that the tar which is ao oually ap1. IF such of the poor, as have small plied by some of the farmers to ibese families, and are out of work, or whose trees, is with a view only of preventing low wages are insufficient to maintain calerpillars, and other worms, froin them, were supplied wiih a small poro ascending to the branches, and that the tion of land, nearly rent free, will the tar is no other way serviceable, than es means of erecting a collage, if neces
operating like bird-line, by fastering sary, on the same, would it prove a
the caterpillars that touch it; - indeed, stimulus to industry, be accepted and
many farmers will not use the lar at all, cultivated, and eventually render
from an opinion that il malerially ia
parocbial relief unnecessary ?
jures the health and vigour of the tree II. For persons with large families, say six children and upwards, in simia
Your's, lar circumstances, would it be con.
Dec. 13th, 1818.
S. T. B. sidered likely if a cow and a suffi. cient quantity of land, say one and a
RECIPES. half or two acres, at a low rent, were
No. XXIII. supplied, that such would be enabled to live without parochial assistance
A CURE FOR THE TOOTH-ACIE. Ill. What effects might such assist
VAKE a small piece of Turkey rhu. ance he expected to produce in a given barb, and apply it to the place number of years (say ten or lilieen), affected, which will in a few moments on the moral condition and happiness perform a cure, of the poor, especially of the rising race, and the welfare of the commu. nity at large ?
INFALLIELE CURE FOR DTSENTERY. iv. If approved (and the money ne- Eat moderately of marmalade of Gessary to accomplish it could be quinces.
FOR DECEMBER, 1818.
QUID SIT PULCHRUM, QUID TURPE, QUID UTILE, QUID NON.
Montroat: A Poem, in Three Canios.
By W. H. Hurrison. pp. 94. 1818.
The story consists, as usual, of a tale of love and glory, in which Lord Montforl is the principal character, and the grene of which is Netley Abbey, and
ISTORY has kindly informed us
others, of which we, degenerate more during the contests of the rival roses,
Lord Fitzallan. The chance of war, future one.
Of ihese, the merils are however, makes her new lover Moni. indeed almost as various as their claims, fori's prisoner ; Endora begs his life, and to wade through those torrents of and our hero, as a hero ought to do, rhyme, which threaten us with a
very properly obliges the lady, and sels monibly inundation, requires a pa- him frec. lu a subsequent conflict, tience, and a perseverance, which we Montfort is made captive by the White dare not Baiter ourselves with being Rose party, and on the scaffold his lifo possessed of. With all these sagacious is saved lay a pardon extorted from King reflections chasing each other through Edward hy the repentant and grateful our critical brains, like the shadows Fitzallun. A new spouse is provided on the glass of a magic lantern, we sat for Muirifort (as nö hero can die a down to open the unassuming volume bachelor !) in the person of a rich before us, and entered upon ourallotted heiress, the fair Lady Adela, who in task, with something like the enviable the olden lime had beeii, mirabile dictu ! feelings of a man who goes to bed, disguised as Eustace, his lordship’s certain of waking with the night mair! page! and afterwards shrives him as These very pleasant contemplations
but no maller what! were, however, specdily relieved, and for we really have forgotten his Reve. with a due allowance for some abrupt rence's wame.-This, with the episode pess, some want of novelty, somie ve. of a terrible old Monk, who wanders cessily for farther revision, and some about with a dark laniern o' nights, Jack of invention, we can warmly re- carries a sword instead of a breviary, commend the work with a clear con- and at last meets his end, by having one science. Indeed, the preceding excep- end of him taken off! This, we believe, tions are not exactly introduced as va. embraces an outline of nearly all the Jid objections to the poem, but only story, and thougis we have told it rather in so far as the effect would bave in- jocosely in prose, it is really far other. creased, had such deficiences been sup. wise in rhyme ! We know not if it is a plied, and as we really believe the first performance, indeed we rather beauthor fully competent to have saved lieve not; but if so, it is entitled to no us all this upgracious, and thankless common praise : the style is easy, and troubļe of finding fault.
in some passages clegant; the poetry is
in most instances peculiarly harmonic Observations introductory to a Work or ous; and the descriptive scenes are ma. English Etymology. By John Thompaged with very considerable effect and son, M.A.S. and late Private Secreforce. As a Tale, it is made extremely tary to the Marquis of llastings, interesting, by the author's excellent Governor General of India. 8то. adaptation of its various parts; and though, by an individual so poetically gifted, as we think and bope he is, inore ETYMOLOGICAL research is a pursuit might, perhaps, have been effected, it intimalely connected with the literary affords a very fair specimen of present character of every country, and we are ability, and holds out so very distant somewhat surprised to find that it bas prospect of fulure excellence. - The been so seldom made the object of following lines must suffice to give an sludy in this country, more celebrated idea of the poetry, as they are all fur for learned men and works of abstract which we can spare room; and as they science than any other throughout are neither the best, por the worst in the civilized part of the globe. With the volume, the selection is at all events the exception of two or three instances, an impartial one.
very little has been done to fix the “ Ere bapless HENRY Jost his regal power, derivation of our language. The The young Eudora was the fairesi Honer
"ETEL TT&pósyta of Mr. Horne Tooke, Thai graced his court, “she was a gem that and the Etymological Dictionary of the
shone More bright than all the jewels of his
Rev. Mr. Wbiter, of Clare Hall, Cam. crown.
bridge, are the principal books of this I would describe her, boy, but words are
kind which treat upon the subject as a faint,
study. There are indeed others wbich And slander oft the beauties they would have made some reference to it, but few paint;
that can be covsidered of such express I tell thee, she was all that mortal cyes authority. Upon the philosophy of Could find on earth, or look for in the language much bas been written, and skies;
Harris' Hermes ranks high on this Oh! bad my fancy in its boldest fight,
head. It appears, however, that ety. Or wildest vision sought a form of light, In whom each charm of beauty was com
mology has been very little cultivated bined,
by our literati as a science-for a sciWith all that graces and exalts the mind;- ence it certainly is of very important Eudora's formand gentlest soul would seem
concern, and deserving of particular To more than realize my fondest dreain. attention from every one who wisbes But, Eustace, pass we these ;-our early radically to comprehend the language hours
in which be speaks and writes. Per Were sweetly spent in Erudition's bowers; haps in no country have more dic. Far from thie pageantry, and pomp of fame, tionaries of ils language been proCur feelings, pleasures, studies, were the duced than in our own but in them
same : In such dear company how sweet to tread
all, with the exception of its standard The winding path to Learning's heights
one by Dr. Samuel Joboson, little that led!
attempt has been made to establish “Oh! I beheld her as a lovely flower, the elymological character of words Which I had reard in some 'propitious and in this part of his labours, our hour;
great lexicographer bas been found I watch'd its growth as with a brother's very deficient. Indeed we know not a eye,
more difficult task to be undertaken No fool gale tainted it, no weed grew by any individual, than that of tracing nigh;
a language so inultifarious and de I joy'd 10 see each roseate bud put forth Its bright assurance of maturer north,
pendent (if we may be allowed the And deem d it such, as some remoter day
expression) as the Eoglish, to its die Would grace my bosom and my cares re
versified origin. It is, doubtless, a pay: consummation most devoutly to be
be Forgive my wanderings-but she looked wished, that such a labour may the queen,
complelely accomplished; yet so great The guardian plı, the Dian of the is the diversity of derivations, and so scene!''
expansive the field of fancy, wbich Here conclude we, heartily wishing opens to the imagination of the ety; Mr. Harrison may writhe beneath no mologist, that we have long despaired severer criticisms ihan our's have been. of seeing any definitive criterion sub
2. slanlialed that might give us a fixed