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law upon this iofinitely varied subject and we sincerely wish bim all the suc-
for it happens that the very inge- cess that he appears to merit, and has
nuity which is required for the work, given the public good reason to expect.
itself militates against ils perfection.
Men are naturally fond of new hypo. The Dream of Youth: A Poem. 1818.
theses, and of having their curiosity
indulged beyond the linits of com- This is a most beautiful little Poem,

sense : hence it has 100-frequently feeling, eloquent, and impassioned. occurred, that systems have multiplied Though cast in the mould of Byronian upon systems, and the intellect has poetry, yet it bears the evident finish of been in more cases bewildered than

an original and highly.cullivated mind. informed–That man, therefore, would Without the servility of imitation, there deserve well of his country, in the is that same forcible language and ani. purest acceptation of the phrase, who mated style which so prominently chashould put into our possession a well- racterizes the volumes of Lord Byron. digested and satisfactorily authorized Like hiin, too, the author has, in our treatise upon 80 abstruse a matter. judgment, identified himself with his The author of the present observations bero, and invested Childe Arthur with makes a very flattering promise to the thoughts, feelings, and passions, which public whom he addresses, and we are may fairly be presumed to be bis own. inclined to Aalter ourselves that he Bui we lament that that same moody will do more than amuse us with the melancholy, that same way ward sadness, promise. He tells us, that “the Eng. and quick sensitiveness of wrong, which lish language is derived from the Gothic so powerfully marks the Bard of Harold, and Celtic, chiefly through the Anglo- should prey on the spirits of the author Saxon and French dialects- of course, of “ The Dream of Youth,” and shadow he does not mean to refer us to the his Muse's brightest song. Talent, reaboriginal source. This in truth would putation, and honour, are as nothing in be a refereoce somewhat more recon- the balance of dissatisfaction with our dite than we could expect, because we fellow men. They may indeed light up conclude he speaks of the English our youth, and lead onward our ambia language as it is now established (if lion to the goal. But when the dark that can be called established which

ness of old age is spread around, and is continually varying in its foreign the victory is won, misanthropy is adoptions), as far as relates to its prin- like cipia in its accidence and syntax.

-“ the insects that prey Even this gentleman, who promises

On the brain of the elk till the very last so fairly, confesses that his “ object

sigb.” is to trace the probable origin of British words, to mark their adventilious We think, however, that perhaps the changes, and indicate their principal word misanthropy, as allusive to our analogies." That which is thus con. author, is misjudging, and incorrect, fessedly allowed by any one who takes and that we should substitute in its upon himself so intricate an employ, to place, acute seosibility. But even this be only probable, adventitious, and ana. disposition should be wholly discoulogical, marks out a sufficient latitude raged, which, if it does not embitler, of conjectural deduction, and at oncebe- at least saddens the fairest prospects speaks an extent of indulgence which of life, stealing on so warily, and in. ought not in cominon candour to be sensibly, that we become ils victim, denied to him : we are therefore sin. ere we acknowledge its approach. cerely disposed to accept his prospectus No title could, perbaps, be more as affording a hope that the great desi. apt and descriptive thau “ The Dream deralum which he professes to furnish of Youth,” for the Poem is wholly will be as efficienily fulfilled as any devoid of plan and arrangement, and effort of the kind that has hitherto is subject to all the filful change and been made-and we feel ourselves jus- variability of youth's sleeping dreamtified in this expectancy, by the ex- Yet the mind is actively alive throughtensive knowledge of his subject which out, and gilled with an inspiration of no these preliminary observations display. ordinary kind, and thought, fancy, and They give sufficient earnest of the abic feeling, are blended in the purest and lities ibat are about to be employed ; most perfect harmony of colouring.

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The following beautiful and touching From the foul poisonous tale, that, liok stanzas will fully justify our foregoing by link, remarks-How feeling thal heart must

Severs our paine from all that life deems

fair, be, and bow deeply wounded by in

And beautiful-and drives to Ruin's jury, that could pour forib such a

brink strain !

With malice calm-till e'en gaod men “ Friendship miscalled! why hath a fond

forbear, world named

And weep, where they would save ! Thy light the star, that sanctifies e'en Alas! they leave, Despair. woe :

“ Friend of my soul co more! thy hands Meteor of mockery! why art thou pro

have rased claimed,

Ev'n ihy own temple's building-and the As the rich balm for all life's ills below:

shrine, The Childe once wooed thee too-he

Which Love in sweetest tenderness had sought to know

raised, All thv proud boast of bliss--and he

Where Hope would keep her vigils, and essayed,

would twine And thought to gain himself a friend

Flowers of the fairest bue-alas! the yet no!

ruin's thine Thy light but mocked him-10 delude it

This 100 thou hast not spared! And now playedFirst wooed hin into errors - shared them

survey

The urrek that thou hast made-gaze pot -theo betrayed.

on mine“ Here let me throw aside the ill feigned But hers, thy young, ooble and innocent name,

prey

The smile will not desert-but the heart That seems to tell of fabled woe. I speak

wears away. Of mine own wrongs-and with deserved fama,

“ Alas! for her and me! life's waters (Fame may and can be damning) I would

flow seek

As calmly as before but who can tell To brand the heart, that urged its selfish

Of all that struggles in the depths below! pique

Farewell ! thou best of beings! though Jo Judas' treachery-e'en while he

the spell smil'd and seemid

Of sadness hath been on thee, fare thee To talk, God save him! of his deep

well. fetch'd grief, That his own snares had caught-and be

Time might have told the truth-the

calumny had deemed

Beea busbed-alas farewell! Let my T' have played the atoning part, e'en while

name dwell of wrong he dream d.

In kindness in thy bosom--thine shall be Scandal, like death, bas too its thousand As a sweet mournful vision of the past to

ways To torture and to ruin--from the sneer Thar scarcely curls its lip, yet half dis- The 44th and two following stanzas plays

possess much poetical merit, but are The pasion it would seem to hide - the

inferior to the two succeeding ones, leer,

and which we cannot refraiu quoting. Tbat scoffs obliquely, the cold, skulking fear,

“ Weep on, thou map of grief! the That weaves its web in secret- the false

heart may acheemile,

Yet een for thee one pensive joy reThat Matters, while it damns- the falser

mains trar,

The world can ne'er despoil - 'tis thine, That o'er a brother's failing weeps the

to make while

Thy breast the shrine, where her lor'd And the half shrug, that bints, where lan.

image reigns guage would detile.

In loneliness of worship:-God ordains, " Out on such dastard foes! better to Put man may yet in humble sorrow

weepThe hand upraised to hurl the dart, and What were the heart without its tears! sink

Heav'n deigns At once beneath the blow; than try to To look with pity on that sorrow flee

deep, From the base combat, where in vain we The pang that, though suppressed, yet will shrink

not, cannot sleep.

me."

see

moorn,

save,

one urn:

“ Till the last lengthen'd sleep of death By shattered crags, that mock its rage, -the grave

and rest Hath yet but half its ashes--they who Their dusky mass, like giant 'mid the

fray: Will rest at last with her they could not Then sinks again to peace, like lover

blest Ye widowed souls, on earth that vainly In Beauty's arms, and takes its furtive yearn

way For happiness departed.--Ye, who spurn Through mead and hanging copse, that At loathed life-rejoice, ye yet shall

blend in close array. die!

Lovely, and lov'd in every change! Your woes, your hearts be mingled in

whate'er

The form capricious Nature gives, now While love renewed shall then exulting

gay, cry,

And frolicking in smiles, like youthful " Ob Deitth! where is thy sting; Oh,

fair, Grave, thy victory;".

Now like some matron's stern command. From the 52d stanza, to the end of

ing swaythe poem, we cannot speak in adequate Fantastic now, like elfin at his play terins of adıniration. The Stanzas des. Tossing thy waves in spori- What'eer

thou art, criptive of the scenery of the banks of

Thy banks shall woo me still with fond the Vaga, mixed with the traditionary

delay, tales of its neighbouring country, are

Young Love once more bis brightest not excelled by any of Lord Byron's,

arrows dart, though ihe majestic height of the Alps, Add the frail dreams of youth to life and and the blue eyed dainsels of the Rhine, being start, have been numbered among his power. ful auxiliaries.

But we must desist, as we have alBy Vaga's banks there is a scene of ready exceeded our limits, and reluce

tantly take our leave of this delightful peace A holy calm, that seems serene to brood, poem. There are two inaccuracies we Like Hulcyon, on the waters -oue light shall venture to suggest. In the 6ih breeze,

Jine, Ist Spenserian stanza, a foot too Like the lone spirit of the solitude, short. In the 3d line, 3d Spenserian Plays o'er the stream, that curis in gen- stanza, a foot too long. But we suptlest mood :

pose this is a slight inadvertence in the Glass'd in the tide, each varying image press. There are some detached poems glows,

at the end of the volume, which claim Rock, turret, spire, wild mountain,

their meed of praise; particularly the waving wood, Wreath'd in all shapes—now lulled in

“ Lines to Napoleon," which are ner. sweet repose

vons and spirited. Covflicting-blending-mingling now, like mimic foes.

TAE PAMPALETEER. No. XXV. Tempe of England! what though classic Greece

TAE conlents of the XXVII Num. Cạn boast her vale of Beauty, thine may ber of the Pamphletecr are as follows: vie,

1. A Leller to Sir Samuel Romilly, And proudly vie, with all she tells of

M.P. from Henry Brougham, Hisq. M.P. peace And loveliness; here the enamoured eye

F.R.S. upon the abuse of Churilies.

In this letter, which has received the May gaze on Nature in her ev'ry dye, Magnificeptor fair-rock ridged on rock,

suffrages of the public so far as to carry Wood crowning wood, and here the care. it through nine editions, the author in less Wye,

a strain of highly temperate and candid Now lounging, listless, like a summer reasoning, sets forth at once the causes brook,

and effects of the abuses of most of Now burrying, foaming on beneath some our charitable institutions, connected sudden shock.

with education ; at the same time that Here rippling playsome on the pebbl’d

he suggests the means of restoring shore,

them, if not in all cases, according to Like fondling babe upon its mother's

the letter of the founder's lestament, at breast

least wild full reference to the spirit of Here swolo to rage, with loud and

it, io so fair and unassuming a style, angry roar Dashing its headlong stream, in vain

that be trusts he will be exoverated represt

fiom the charge which appears to bave Europ. Ming. Vol. LXXIV. Dec. 1818.

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been made by one high in office, against the nakedness of the land. Altogetber, those who have virtue enough to ex- however, he probably excited a hearty pend their time and talents in the service laugh among his colleagues, and if they of such as can make them no recom- can all mahe their patients laugh likepense, and are often ignorant even of wise, we do not know that grave faces the nature of the services conferred and deep reasoning could produce a upon them, “ that a great anxiety for much better effect. the welfare of the poor is symptomatic V. Obserrations on the Impoling, of Jacobinism."

Abuses, and false Intcrprelation of the II. North American Pamphlet on l'oor Luns; and on the Reports aj the South American Ajairs.

Two liouses of Parliament. by joka, This pamphlet is addressed to the

Earl of Sheffield. President of the Cnited States, by the The noble author of these Obsertaauthor, who is the son of the late Ame- tions has, during the long period of rican Judge, Brackenridge, and who is forty-eight years, fulfilled the arducus at present officially employed in South offices of magistrate and superintendant America, by the American government. of the poor, in a manner as credilanie From such a source, where the oppor. and honourable to himself, as it has tuniiy of gaining information, bow. been benficial to those who come ever great, is only equal to the induce. within his jurisdictio. In laying before ment held out by considerations of the public the fruits of his long es interest to acquire it, every observation perience, he has conferred on it an must be valuable, and the author's view additional service, and we trust bis of the subject will be found particularly remarks, particularly on the manage. agreeable to the English reader, as he ment of Work-houses, will meet wib is very willing to grant that whatever that attention from the legislature advantage the l'oiled States may derive which they deserve. from the emancipation of the Spanish VI. Thoughts on the Expedience of Colonies, Great Britain will reap tenfold Repealing the l'sury Lars. By Edaard the proportion from the same event. Cooke, Esg. Middle Temple.

lil. Roman Catholic Principles, in In this Essay, Mr. Cooke gives an refrrenee 10 God and the King. First interesting view of what may be called published in the Year 1650. By the

the history of the laws against usurs, Rev. John Kirk.

in which he sufficiently proves, that This reprint of the Catholic Princi. they owe their origin to mistaken mes. ples, is well timed at a juncture like sures of policy, or erroneous scruples this, when they are so perpetually als of conscience, arising from a false tJuded to, in consequence of the efforts terpretation of precepis concerning the that have been, and continue to be use of money, which could never have made for the emancipation of that great been meant by those who delivered thera body of our fellow.subjects. After to be laid down as arbitrary guides of reading it with candour, we trust that conduct throughout all the changes of there are not many of our readers who time, and the fluctuations of circumwill be inclined to persist in the preju. stances. dices which are oftener continued in VII. Political Remarks on some because they are found to be conveni. French Works and Newspapers can. ent, than ihat they are believed to cerning Hayli. P'y the Baron de Testy, be true.

Preceplor 10 H.R.A. the Prince Royal IV. Modern Maldirs and Present of Hayli. State of Medicinc-The Anniversary These interesting remarks bave been Oraiion before the Medical Society of transiated exclusively for tbe Pamphle. London. By D. C'rins, J.D. 1818. teer, and cannot fail to be read with

This “ Oration," the writer of it pleasure by all who revere the nalural fears, may be found at once of a style rights of man, in whatsoever shade of “100 lofty, and too low, too lourishiüg, colour bis complexion may happen to and too familiar"-he might have ex. be cast, M. de Pradt's " Retiections tended his fears to the maller as well on the Colonies and present Revolu. as the manner, which isal once too grave tions in America," and M. Le Burne de and too gay, loo solid, and loo superfi- Bigne's “New System of Colonisation cial: His nit carries him away from for St Domingo, of a commercial com. malicr of luct, 2014 his science peeps pany to re-establish an intercourse be out aipidst lis ridicule, like a spy upons tween France and ibat island," are the

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works 'which have drawn forth from the author on similar subjects, we conceive Baron de Vastes, this most eloquent that we render them sufficient praise appeal and warning to the people of without further comment. Hayti, to beware of the insidio's over- IX. A leller lo Venry Brougham, tures of a nation skilled in perfidy, and Esq. I P. from a Master of Arts, of who having failed to crush them as open Queen's College, Oxford, upon the best enemies, would work their ruin under method of resloring decayed Grammar the mask of friendship. The Baron Schools. likewise points out to the people of This letter is well worthy the attention Hayti, in what degree of mental culti- not only of the able and active advo. vation and commercial prosperity, their cate to whom it is addressed, but also real happiness and greatness will be of the public at large, who are all intefound to coosist, and discovers in every rested in the grand question which it part of his reasoning an enlarged mind, discusses; the writer has every claim on and a patriotic disposition.

respect and notice, as giving us the VIII. A Collection of Papers on Poli- actual result of his own labours in a tical Subjects. By the Right Hon. Sir praiseworthy effort to recover the rights John Sinclair, Barl.

of a public school in the south of EngThese papers treat on the eligibility Jand, for which it is probable he reof founding a Colony at the Cape of ceived little applause except that of his Good Hope, on an extensive scale; on own conscience, as the rectifying of the renewal of the charter to the East abuses is too often attributed to bad India Company on the Bonding System; motives by such as have neither incliand on the Public Furids, particularly natico nor energy enough to imitate Bank Stock : and when we say that that active virtue which, not being able they evince the same ability which has to comprehend, they content ibemselves been so frequently displayed by the with endeavouring to decry.

TIEATRICAL JOURNAL.

DRURY LANE.
DECEMBER 4.

promise. We have annexed a sketch THE THE managers of Drury-lane Thea- of the plot, which follows the story in

Ire succeeded in producing a very the Roman History, but with a judi. attractive drama; and we now most cious softening of the more austere sincerely hope that a succession of features of the monstrous act. overflowing audiences will give a just The play opens at the camp of Ardea, returu to the laudable esl'orts of the near Rome, after the reluro of Brulus Committee and their Manager, to sup- from Delphi, still wearing his idiot's port this ancient and reputable con- guise. Tullin, the tyrant's wife, who cero. lo Kean and Mrs. West, they drove her chariot over the dead body of have their due share of public attrac- her father, is disturbed by dreams and tion, We have never, indeed, seen predictions. " The fall of Tarquin Mrs. West in any comic character, but shall be effected by a fool.” Such was we understand that she has a merit in the prophecy that roused her fears, of this line second only to her eminence in which the object iy Lucins Junius tragedy. In the latter, indeed, in many Bruius. She sends for him, but is of her parts (those of dignity and the quieted hy bin seeiniog imbecility. The duc represeniation of majesiy), she is menorable wager is now made at the unquestionably great ; and we are per. camp, and Collatinus and the younger suaded she has tasie enough not to at. Tarquin set out instantly for Rome, tempt to shine in parts which do not to make trial of the excellence of their equally suit her--tenderness and sweet- wives. They visit lucrelia - Sexius

Turquinius becomes enamoured -- reThe new tragedy of Brulus" at. turns the next night alone, and by the tracis nightly such audiences it so well intamy of his crime provokes the geo merits. It is from the pen of Mr. pius of Roman liberty and justice. Howard Payne, a young gentleman of Sexlus, on his return, meets Brulud, much actual mcrit, and of great future and relates tu him bis infamous adveu.

ness.

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