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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 trod 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 who now mourn over her loss, - what vast events have filled the space between ! - what sups of glory bave arisen and set !—what illustrious dames have blazoned the page of history, and what mighty achievements have fixed the gaze of an astonished world 1-Yet all this fame, and this triumph, and this glory, have their consummation but in the grave, where the sage's wisdom, 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, that bovers over their sepulchres, their names inay perchance live awhile green in the memory of admiring gratitude, and grief may be forgotten in glory,-hut in a better, and a brighter world must be sought that immor. tality denied them here,—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 anpals 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 overthrowo, 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 bave been extended, and at the moment of her MAJESTY's decease, Britain was at peace with all the World !

But the strain of mourning over our late Queen must close,-Sne 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 muffled bells sound no longer in our ears, and the black bue of mourning shall bare left the land, and when her corporeal frame is resolved into its constituent elements-still her image will not then perish,-Gratilude 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 national purity, in the remembraoce of our lost QUEEN CHARLOTTE!



December Tih, 1818.

J. T.


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THAT the human mind is happiest

when its powers are in a progres.

sive state of improvement, will not, I

believe, be denied. He who exercises
bis intelleclual faculties in a manner

worthy of them, promotes materially

SD his own happiness at least, and if he

ET ABC be a section of the cone

can add any thing, either instructive
passing through the vertex C, others, is entitled surely to some little

or interesting, for the information of and centre of its base, AC the longest

consideration, and B its shorlest sides ; then in the e triangle ABC we have AC=17,BC=13,

As the power of language is unable to

arrest and describe the mixed emotions and the angle at A =26°. By trigono. of the inind at the moment they pass, metry 13 : sine L A (26° :: 17 : sine so it is far less fit to recall them at

of 145° 1'21" (= angle ABC), and pleasure. But if we cannot clothe in do 180° -[L A (26)° +L ABC (145 I 21)] language, and mark down the various

8° 58' 39" = LACB; again, sine sentiments and feelings that occupy our e LA (269): BC (13 :: sine L C(8° 58'39")

minds at different lines and situations, : 1.62238) = AB; now we have the di. it is in our power in some measure mensions of the cone, from whence to make up for this deficiency, by by the rules of Mensuration the so- recording the objects that occasioned lidity 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 like dimensions, and, as the solidily

him who takes the trouble of making of the top part is to be half the whole them, a very pleasing and ioteresting


subject of both entertainment and im. cone, 2 : (4.022381)s :: 1:


If the unvaried and uninteresting 14 x (4.622381) = abs or ab =

voids of life should seem but little 8

adapted to the composition of such, 4.622381

journals, tours, travels, and voyages, 4 = 3.668786, and not only furoish materials for collec

lions of this kind, but naturally induce from whence by similar triangles ac,

nicn to make them). Cb, Aa, aud 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 have 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

bave not added sometbing to our stock data, and by the same method as above

of information or amusement: and also, the diameter of its base AD is found =

that every person of talents is in reality 25.931477, and its solidity ==


original, either in the maller or manper 25.931477 and ad =


of exerting them ; no two persons, even

of equal abilities, employing theni on Cor. Any given cone may be divided the sanje occasion, seeing or feeling the into two equal parts, by multiplying very same objects, or circumstances, in half its 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, Hallou Garden.

faction of knowing that his works will We hope that our ingenious Cor- seldom be neglected; for independently respondenls who have sent us Soiulions of the entertainment they will afford, to the above Query will have the good they will be useful as an assemblage ness to admit, that il is impossible for us of particulars tot casy to be found; to insert them all those, therefore, and though he may not pretend to give which do nnl find a place in our pages

niuch that is original, he is saving those for wunl of room, will be relurned 10 who do a great deal of labour in searchtheir respective auiors upon applica. jog for, and over, the volumes to which lion at the Office of the E. M.]

be has resorted.

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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 eminence says, their poor, under suitable superioiead. “Men of talents in England ihink that ance (which has io some instances been laurels wither, while they are culti. practised), with a view to enable them vating the beauties of other authors. to subsist wiihout parochial aid? They rather seek for fame, thau endea- VI. Any other information on the vour to benefit the community. T. S. subject of furnishing employment to

our industrious poor, noi prejudicial Tolhe Editor of the European Magazine. teerved.

to existing occupalions, will be es

It is requested that communications A S the organ of an Association now be addressed to the Secrelaries, King's

instituting, for the purpose of Head, Poultry, London, 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 dures address yours . It is thought that V October, that the American far

OU in your Magazine your sense of the necessity of the above objects may induce you to oblige with

are said to prevent the blighi your assistance, by giving a place in

in apple-trees, and secure plentiful your Publication 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. Tbis BENJ. WILLS,

statement is somewhat incorrect. I Provisional Secretary.

have spent many years in those States, King's Tead, Pouliry,

which produce the best fruit, and in 16:h Nov. 1818.

the greatest abundance, and can assure

you, that the tar which is annually ap1. If such of the poor, as have small plied by some of the farmers to idese families, and are out of work, or whose trees, is with a view only of preventing low wages are insufficient to maintain caterpillars, and other worms, front them, were supplied with a small por. ascending to the branches, and that we tion of land, nearly rent free, with the tar is no other way serviceable, than as means of erecting a collage, if neces

operating like bird-line, by faster ing sary, on the same, would it prove a

the caterpillars that touch it ; - inderd, stimulus to industry, be accepted and many farmers will not use the tar at all, cultivated, and eventually render pa

from an opinion that il materially in

រrocbial relief unnecessary?

jures the health and vigour of the tree

itself. Il. For persons with large families, say six children and upwards, in sinja

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 supplied, that such would be enabled to

No. XXIII. live without parochial

VAKE a of ance be expected to produce in a given number of years (any ten or lifteen, affected, wbich 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 DISENTERY. iv. If approved (and the money, ne- Eat moderately of marmalade of eessary to accomplish it could be quinces.


1. What'elleets might such assist. Tabarb, and apply it to the place

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MONTFORT: A Poem, in Three Canlos. The story consists, as usual, of a tale
By W. H. Hurrison. pp. 94. 1818. of love and glory, in which Lord Mont-

fort is the principal character, and the CISTORY has kindly informed us Brene of which is Nelley Abbey, and

of the Golden age, and of several elsewhere, and the line of which is others, of which we, degenerate more during the contests of the rival roses, tals ! koow, alas ! only by name ; but or, as the play.bills bave it, The it was certainly reserved for our's, lo be Houses of York and Lancasier." His celebrated by the title of the Poelic a

"age, lord ship’s lady love proves false ! and to hail an assemblage of bards, and alack, the day! that it should have bardlings, unequalled in numbers at been so then, as well as now !-and any former period, and not to be ex. the fair Eudora marries the treacherous ceeded, we should presume, at any

Lord Firzallan. The chance of war, future one.

Of These, the merits are however, makes her new lover Montindeed almost as various as their claims, fori's prisoner ; Eudora begs his life, and to wade through those torrents of and our bero, as a hero ought to do, rhyme, which threaten us with a very properly obliges the lady, and sels monthly inundation, requires a pa- him frec. In a subsequent conflict, tience, and a perseverance, which we Monifort is made captive by the White dare not Batter ourselves with being Rune parly, and on the scattold his life possessed of. With all these sagacious is saved by a pardon extorted from king reflections chasing each other through Edward by the repentant and gralctul our critical brains, like the shadows fit:aliun. A new spouse is provided on the glass of a magic lantern, we sat for Montfort (as Do 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 i la, who in task, with something like the enviable the olden lime liad heen), mirabile dirlu ! 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

one Friar

but no maller what! were, however, speedily relieved, and for we really have forgotten his Reve. with a due allowance for some abrupt rence's name.-This, with the episode pess, some want of novelty, some ve. of a terrible old Monk, who wanders cessity for farther revisions, 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 wilh a clear con- and at last meets his end, by having 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 though we have told is rather in so far as the effect would bave in jocosely in prose, it is really far othercreased, 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 nol; but if so, it is entitled to no us all this ungracious, and thankless common praise : the style is easy, and troubļe of finding fault.

in some passages clegant; the poetry in

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ia most instances peculiarly harmoni. Observations introductory to a Work or ous; and the descriptive scenes are ma. English Etymology. By John Thon. naged 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 Blastings, interesting, by the author's excellent Governor-General of india. 8ro. adaptation of its various parts; and though, by an individual so soetically gifted, as we think and bope be is, more 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, aod we are ability, and holds out no very distant somewbat 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 for for learned men and works of abstract which we can spare room; and as they science than any other throughout are neither the best, nor 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 iinpartial one.

very little has been done to fix the “Ere hapless HENRY lost his regal power, derivation of our language. The The young Eudora was the fairest flower

*ETEX "Tepóryta of Mr. Horne Tooke, Tbai graced his court, she was a gem that and the Eiymological Dictionary of ibe

shone More bright than all the jewels of bis bridge, are the principal books of this

Rev. Mr. Wbiter, of Clare Hall, CamI would describe her, boy, but words are

kind which treat upon the subject as a faint,

study. There are indeed others which 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 eyes aujhority. Upon the philosophy of Could find on earılı, or look for in the language much' has been writleo, aud skies;

Harris' Hermes ranks high on this Oh! bad my fancy in its boldest Bight,

head. It appears, however, thal 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 literali 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 dream. atlention from every one who wisbes But, Eustace, pass we these ;-our early radically to comprehend the language hours

in which he speaks and wriles. Pero Were sweetly spent in Erudition's bowers ; haps in no country have more dic. Far from the pageantry, and pomp of fame, tiovaries of its language been proCur feelings, pleasures, studies, were the duced than in our own ; but in them 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 Johnson, little that led!

attempt has been made to establish “Oh! I beheld her as a lovely flower, the etymological character of wurds Which I had reard in some propitious and in this part of bis labours, our hous;

great lexicographer bas been found I watch'd its growth as with a brother's very deficient. Indeed we know nola eye,

more difficult task to be uodertakea No foul 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 roscate bud put forth Jis bright assurance of maturer aorth,

pendent (if we may be allowed the And deem`d it such, as some remoter day

expression) as the English, to its di

versified origin. Would grace my bosom and my cases re

It is, doubtless, a

consummation most devoutly to be pay: Forgive my wanderings,—but she looked wished, that such a labour may be thie queen,

completely accomplished; yet so great The guardian cypli, the Dian of the is the diversity of derivalious, and so scene!"

Page 13. expansive the field of fancy, wbich Here conclude we, heartily wishing opens to the imagination of the ely. Mr. Barrison may writhe beneath no mologist, that we have long despaired severer criticisins ihan our's have been. of seeing any definitive criterion sub

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