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up bis ears at the name of Magna Charta “ Full nany a gem of purest ray serene, and of British liberties; whilst the youth
The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean ful poet, fired with the beauties of
Full enany a fower is born to blush un. “ Inves the rural walk, And waste its sweetness in the desert O’er bills, thro'vallies, and by river's brink,
air;' And. cruant.like, willgladly pass his bounds, T'enjoy a ramble on the Banks of Thames." is it not in many instances owiog to
the neglect of early search and original Perhaps most of your readers may re culture! -- Could ihe parent be con. collect some early period of their lives,
vinced that his true interest lay in conwhen every thing that was new pro sulting the wishes, and confirining by duced in them an almost equal degree
his approbation, the choice of his son, of pleasure, and when nothing exclu should we not find a greater degree of sively, as in later years, was the master
general excellence in particular prowish to which their studies, their la
fessious, and more frequent instances bours, and even their pleasures, were of attainment of knowledge in every in a measure subservient, and they may branch of science ? be able to reniember the suggestion of
Nothing that has been advanced can a friend, or the perusal of some author, in any light be considered as recom: which induced in them a new train of inending the gratification of every idle thought, and led them to the pursuit of and romantic desire that youth may objects before unheeded and unknown.
conceive, and of which longer expe-It never can be considered an un
rience has proved the futility:-we interesting labour, and it may boast a would only recommend that attention considerable share of usefulness ton, to the early bent of juvenile pursuits whilst we gaze with admiration on the
which might ensure the encouragement meridian glories of genius, to trace the
of talent, by permitting it to exercise steps which have led to such perfection, itself in that manner which it has chosen to mark its rising, and to inquire as to for itself. the number and nature of the clouds
To what other cause shall we attribute that first obscured it, and how the mists
the success of some of those ardent inthat surrouuded it were dispelled. This bas ever been the province of biography, dismay or difficulties fright, but the in
defatigable spirits whom podanger could and from this it derives a considerable
dependent uncontrolled exertion of their portion of its interest; but in how fcw
own powers, launching forward into a instances are noticed, and indeed now
tempestuous and stormy ocean, but seldom can be discovered, the early mo
sicering the course that native will had tives that led to those pursuits the suc.
poiuted out to them i-What we are cess of which excites our adıniration.
accustomed to stvle fortunate circumNor is this to be ranked amongst those stances are oftener in onr own direcsubjects of comparatively trining im
tion than we are aware of; and if that portance, which may, perhaps, afford pleasure in their consideration to the
“ ride in the affairs of men, mental philosopher, but are of little Wnich taken at the food leads on to for. or no practical utility--the present is tune, one not merely of a speculative nature, but which may with justice demand is too often neglected lige ourselves, attention from those employed in the ought it to be a matter of surprise that education of youth, and more particularly from parents, whose ohject it
“all the voyage of their life should ever be to trace the progress Is bound jo'shallous and in misery." of the opening faculties, to cherish and to fan into a flame the first sparks of Should these few resultory remarks genius, and to direct the studies of be deemed worthy a place in your vayouth into those channels which Nature luable Magazine, the writer may take berself seems to bave chosen, and where the liberty of extending the present subalone that self satisfaction can be ex: ject in some future communication, by perienced which affords so great as. pointing out several striking instances, sistance to exertion, and is so essential tending to illustrate the correctness of to success. If, as our elegant bard bis observations. says,
THE LITERARY GARDEN. cotillions and waltzes in the first style.
Mrs. Goodward, who had brought her No. XVI.
husband some fortune, and who, in the -μη δηθα δομωον απο τηλ’ άλαλησο, days of their prosperity, had gone much
into fasbionable society, maintained that -oo di Tnüciry idor ons.
with the utmost management it would
Пом. . not be possible to live with any degree Hence warnd beware
nor idly stand of respectability in England, and could Too long a stranger to thy native land; not help expressing her astonishment
that Mr. G. should object to a plan Lest thou return, with disappointed toil, which so many English families were From thy vain journey.
now adopting, which would lead to a
Pope's Odyssey. considerable saving of income, and T a time when the rage for visiting would be productive of essential benefit more prevalent, it is hoped ihat the fol- the farm was let; and in a short time lowing narrative, which we owe to a they set out on their journey. He' friend who has occasionally assisted in thought of taking up his abode at the cultivation of the Literary Garden, Rouen; but his wife preferred the inmay induce sorne persons to pause be- terior of France, and had been told by fore they quit their native land, under a friend, that Orleans would be the best the vain idea of finding fewer cares and place for a fixed residence, as they more comforts in a foreign realm. would there have the advantages of a
About three years before the termina- pleasant town and gentecl society, with tion of the late war, Mr. Goodward, a every accommodation in regard to merchant of the first respectability in housekeeping on more reasonable terms London, having sustaired some heavy than at Rouen ; besides, in their way losses in business, resolved to withdraw thither, they would have an opportufrom commercial conceros, and employ nity of seeing Paris; an object, in Mrs. the remainder of his capital in agricul- G.'s tpind, of no small consequence. ture. For this purpose, he took a farm Our travellers reached Paris without of some magnitude in the county of any occurrence of moment. After they Essex, and was at first highly delighted bad spent about a fortnight in seeing with his new undertaking, in which he every thing worthy of notice, they were flattered himself there could be no risk. preparing to leave the capital, when two Bat he held the farm at a high rent, and of the youngest children, George and ibe produce of land fell ja value the Maria, fell ill. The disorder was a year follossing : so that at the end of fever and sore throat; the symptoms two years he found he was losing in were at first slight; but in a few days stead of gaining money. This was a the disorder increased to an alarming source of much uneasiness, as he had a degree, and proved fatal to both. gunerons family, consisting of two The other children escaped ; but Mrs. boys and three girls, the eldest of G. caught the infection, and for several whom, Harriet, was in her sixteenth days was considered to be in the greatyear. A fit of the gout was occasioned est danger ; however, she gradually reby this anxiety; but while he was re covered ; and as soon as she was equal covering from his il dispositioil, that to travelling, they proceeded to 'Orpeace which the nations of Europe had leans. Just as they were entering the so ardeutly wished for, was at length town, one of the wheels of the carriage angounced "We'll give up farming," flew off, and Mrs. G. was dashed with said Mrs. Goodward, “ and go and re so much violence against one of the side in France, when we shall live better glasses, that her face was cut in a for half the money that we spend here; frightful manner, and instantly streamed besides, that country offers superior ad- with blood. The children shrieked ; Mrs. vantages in regard to the education of G. fainted'; and Mr. G. called out for our children." Mr. Goodward could help. The parties were soon extricated, not bear the idea of residing abroad; from their unpleasant situation, and Mrs. he thought that by strict economy in G. was conveyed in an arm chair to the bousekeeping they might live very com nearest ion, while her husband and chil. fortably in England, and for his part he dren followed on foot. A surgeon was was not over-anxious that his daughters immediately sent for, who, having exashould speak Freach fluently, and dance mined the wounds, assured Mrs. G. that
they would soon be healed; indeed, so sing and play upon the harp delightit turned out, but not without leavivga fully. As for the colonel, he was a man few scars rather detriinental to her pretty of good person and agreeable manners, features,
and by his polite and unceasing attenThey soon met with a house at the tions he had completely won Harriet's edge of the town suited to their wishes, affections. Assured of this, be lost no and by change of air and scene Mrs. G.'s time in soliciting her father's consent to health and spirits were gradually re their marriage. This proposal came so stored. There were other English peo- unexpectedly upon Mr. Goodward, that ple at Orleans besides themselves, with be begged time to consider of it. No. whom they exchanged visits ; but Mrs. thing was ever more remote from his G. was chiefly solicitous of cultivating intentions than to marry his daughter an acquaintance with the French fami- to a Frenchman. He could give her no lies, to give her children opportunities fortune, and the colonel had nothing but of attaining a perfect knowledge of the his pay; but the difference in religion language of the country. This wish was was a still greater objection. His wife, amply gratified; for in the space of however, thought otherwise. The colothree or four months, they were invited nel, she said, was a most agreeable poto the evening parties of the most re lite man-a man who frequented the spectable inhabitants of the town. best circles-a perfect gentleman ; and These parties were enlivened by cards, for her part, she thought a French gen. music, and dancing, and generally con tlerran as good as an English gerille cluded with a supper, consisting of man--aye, and better too, for he does pastry and a profusion of delicious not sit over his bottle so long. If his fruits.
income was small at present, it would The politeness of the iohabitants be larger by and by, for he had told her joined to the fineness of the climate, he had no doubt he should soon be proit was now autumn, and the pleasant moted to the rank of a general. Tben walks along the banks of the Loire, with regard to religion, Mr. G. must gradually reconciled Mr. G. to his know many instances in England of new residence, though, in consequence catholics interinarrying with protes. of his scanty knowledge of the French tants, and living together quite as baplanguage, he kept away from inost of pily as people of one religion genethe parties to which his wife and daugh- rally do ; besides, added she, military ters went, and was more frequently gentlemen do not trouble themselves troubled with gouty indisposition than much about points of religion. Finding he had been in England, which he was the mother favourable to the match, inclined to attribute to the quality of and Harriet's affections too firmly enthe wines. With regard to economy, gaged, Mr. G. to prevent worse conhe found, in consequence of his pro. sequences, consented to their union, tracted stay at Paris, by the melan, giving with his daughter what money choly events before mentioned, that his he could spare at the time, and selfirst year's expenditure had equalled thing upon her an annuity of one bune bis usual expenditure in England; but dred pounds They had been inarried be calculated on a considerable saving about four months, when, one morning, the next year. In the mean time a as the colonel was going to mount new cause of uneasiness occurred. An guard, he was arrested. It appeared officer of the rank of colonel, who had ihat he had occasionally corresponded formerly served under Buonaparte, but with some officers of the disbanded reon the restoration of Loois XVIII. had giments, but merely on the footing of taken the oath of allegiance to his legi- friendship, and without any relation timate sovereign, belonged to the regi- whatever to political matters. These ment of gens d'armes quartered at Or, letters had been opened, and some ex. leans. He had met with Harriet Good- pressions used by his correspondents ward at various parties, had often danced had been wrongly interpreted. On such with her, and was captivated with her grounds was Harriet's husband arrested, beauty and accomplishments. She pos- and marched from Orleans to one of the sessed a most graceful figure, finely- prisons in the capitol. A few weeks moulded features, an intelligent and after this distressing occurrence, Mr. sweetly.cxpressive countenauce, much Goodward received a letter from his sprighiliness in conversation, and could ageut in London, informing him, that
the person to whom he had let his farm " The natural effects of love,
And in the line which follows from It was now absolutely necessary that the same author, not only the metre he should return to England imme. but the rhyme also requires Mr. Kemdiately. Harriet, who was overwhelmed ble's reading :with grief, was determined on going to
“ As no man of his own self catches Paris in quest of her husband, and her
The itch or amorous French aches." mother could not think of leaving her
R. A. D. in the midst of her affliction. Their poly boy, William, was now about twelve years old, and their unmarried Sit mihi fas audita loqui. Virg. daughter, Charlotte, was turned four. Tothe Editor of the European Magazine. teen. These, in spite of his wife's enwith him, fearing if he left them becs A widely
extended than the European hind, they would both be completely Magazine, permit a follower of the Nine frenchified; and, what would be still to offer up at their shrine, through your worse, that Charlotte might in time, medium, a few lines of him who ever like her sister, become attached to some figured the foremnost of their trainFreoch resident. The route which he I mean Burns ! took was through Rouen to Dieppe, And who is there, Sir, I would ask, where he embarked, and arrived at that does not feel bis very soul roused to Brightov, after an absence of about two an elevation beyond this earthly scene years and a quarter.
at the very mention of this departed Every object which he had in view bard ? – for the untimely loss of one had been frustrated. "By untoward oc- who knew the inmost heart so well, and corrences his expenditure had been the finer fibres by which it is attenuated equal to what it had been in England, to a degree of absolute perfection whicha wbile his income had been reduced by makes every thing valuable to the polite the insolvency of his tenant. His health arts, as the means by which they flourisha as well as his fortune had been im- and are kept alive, who does not grieve ? paired; two of bis children had fallen
Augustus, who was advised not to vietims to disease, and a third had con Jament for the death of a person whom tracted an unhappy marriage. Such he loved, because his sorrow could not was the result of an experimental re fetch him again-" It is for that very sidence in France !
reason," said the Emperor,
grieve !" To the Edilor of the European Magazine. I had what I am now about to tranSIR,
June 26, 1816. scribe from one who knew Buros well, CORRESPONDENT in your Ma- and knew him long-at a time " when
gazine for May, remarking on Mr. he bore his blushing honours thick Kemble's manner of pronouncing the about him”- from the lips of a Scotchword aches, by which he 'makes it a mau, who declared to me he heard thein dissyllable, bas cited a line from the recited in propriú personů at a convivial * Termit's Meditations," in support meeting where Burns was no stranger, of the reading adopted by that inimi- and where he forgot table actor and classical scholar.
In addition to the very just remarks “ The troubles of life in the regions of wit.” and apposite. quotation of your Cor- The verscs I allude to are these : respondent, permit me to point out the On being asked for a couplet on following couplet from Swift's descrip. Paine, author of the Righ's of Man" tios of a City Shower, in which the me- (falsely called), he gave the followtre esideutiy requires Mr. Kemble's ing :reading,
When Paine arriv'd at iomost h-11, * A coming show'r your shooting corps pre A polyon shook
him by the hand, sage,
And said, “ My Thommy art thou well ?" Old scher throb your hollow tooth will At wbich he made a frightful stand !
He put him in a furnace red, Another instance, equally strong, oc And on him barr'd the door. curs ia the following distich from But L-d, how the devils shook their head, ler's Hudibras :
To hear my Thommy roar!
" that I
Words so characteristic of Burns need and in the history of man, so is that of no comment-they were uttered in a Shakspeare ; for though The English moment when the Muse might, or not, Poel is comparatively a modern, yet it is be favourable, to an extempore flight. as difficult and doubtful to substantiate That they were spoken by him, I can the authenticity of a portrait of him, as bring, if necessary, undoubted proof; of the ancient Grecian hero, or poet, or and though I could wish that many of the more estimable English monarch. objectionable parts composed by him There is neither proof nor intimation were obliterated from his works, yet that Shakspeare ever sat for a picture : the pathos of his writings are such, and it must be admitted, that the whole I trust, as will warrant a communica- host of presumed portraits “come in tion from one who has had many of such questionable shapes," and with his melancholy hours brightened by such equivocal pedigrees, that suspicion his lively and affecting strains—to his or disbelief attach to all. Not so the inanes be peace !--- to whose memory Monumental Bust at Stratford : this a monument I could wish to raise appeals to our eyes and understandings of a far nobler construction than that with all the force of truth. We view it which we see for a model in the British as a family record; as a memorial raised Academy-hut when this and all others by the affection and esteem of his rela.. shall crumble to dust, the name of Burns tives, to keep alive contemporary admishall be engraven in the heart of his ration, and to excite the glow of enthuadmirers when time shall have defied siasm in posterity. This invaluable the sculptor's art !
" effigy' is attested by tradition, conI have the honour to be, Mr. Editor secrated by time, and preserved in the (in haste), your obliged servant, inviolability of its own simplicity and
H. sacred station. It was evidently exe2, Goldsmith's-row, Lackney
cnied immediately after the poet's defields, 8th June, 1816.
cease ; and probably under the super
intendance of his son-in-law, Dr. Hall, For the EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and his daughter; the latter of wbom, SIIAKSPEARE.
according to her epitaph, was " Wilty « Dear son of Memory, great brir of above her sexe," and therein like her fame."
father. Leonard Digges, in a poem Remarks on the MorUMENTAL Bust of praising the works and worth of ShakSHAKSPEARE.
speare, and published within seven years “ Approach: behold this marble. Know
after his death, spcalis of the Stratford The features ? Hath not oft his faithful
monument as a well known object. tongue
Dugdale, in his “ Antiquities of WarTold you the fashion of your own estate,
wickshire,” 1656, gives a plate of the The secrets of your bosom? Here then monument, but drawn and eugraved io a round
truly tasteless and inaccurate style, and This monument with reverence while ye observes in the text, that the poet was stand,
famous, and thus entitled to such disSay to each other - This was Siiakspeare's tinction. Langbaine, in his “ Account form,
of English Drainatic Poets,” 1691, proWho walk'd in every path of human life, Felt every passion; and to all mankind
nounces the Siratford Bust Shakspeare's Doch now, will ever, that experience yield,
“ trive etligics.” — These are decided Which his own genius only could acquire." proofs of its antiquily; and we may
AREN IDE. safely conclude that it was intended
of Romer, or of Alfred, be regarded in the age this was executed, it was as a desideratum in the history of art, customary to pourtry the heads and
figures of illustrious and eminent perA Print is engraved in mezzotinto sons by monumental statues and busts. by William Ward, from a Painting by (See Gough's “Sepulchral Monuments, Thomas Phillips, Esq. R.A. after a cast vol. 2.) Many were cut in al:basier, made from the original Bus by Gieorge and in white marble, and others were Bulloch, and may be had of J. Pitton.
formed of stone. In the reigns of
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