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Review.Tales of the Crusaders.


wowororovincereweroverenoveer leaving England, he is suddenly and hinting to his master, bis suspicion mysteriously joined by one Renault | that the minstrel is a villain, and adVidal, a minstrel, (of whom, more duces several strange and mysterious anon). He leaves his nephew, Damian circumstances in proof thereof. Vidal de Lacy, governor of the Garde Do- presently returns with the blighting loureuse, and guardian of lady Eve- intelligence, that Damian and Eveline line, till his return. While all is pro- are guilty with each other ; " neither ceeding securely and regularly at married nor betrothed.” He seems Garde Doloureuse, a dissolute brother to enjoy the effects of his intelligence of Hugo's, named Randall, gains ad- with dark and keen malignity. The mittance in the guise of a falcon-mer-Constable mounts the horse of Vidal, chant, &c. He manages to get the and Guarine that of an old half-starved lady Eveline and household from the huntsman, whom he encounters flying castle ; and they ride to some distance from Garde Doloureuse. In the mean for the purpose of trying his birds. wbile, Garde Doloureuse is sorely His emissaries are abroad, who in- pressed by the besiegers, (that is, the stantly seize her; but, through the army of king Henry.) Flammock, interference of Damian, who, however, however, finds means to quit it secretis severely wounded, she is even- ly, and gain access to the tent of king tually released, and returns with him Henry; when he demands safety for to Garde Doloureuse. We should Damian, Eveline, and his daughter, have previously mentioned, that the before he will put the king in posConstable informed lady Eveline, be-session of the castle. Renault Vidal fore he left England, that should his goes to a secret place, where he had return be protracted beyond three appointed to meet Hugo; from thence years, she was absolved of her pro- he sees a procession, and is informed mise, and might wed another. While that the Constable is about publicly her attendant, Rose Flammock, is to invest the Flemish with a charter. urging her in behalf of Damian, Guy He mingles with the throng-sees the Monthermer, an hereditary enemy of Constable-plunges a poniard, and De Lacy's house, appears at the gates buries it in bis neck-is seized-and of the castle, sternly commanding her carried before the king; when, to his to open it, and admit a guard of king frenzied dismay, he finds that the Henry's. She resolutely refuses; and person he has slain is Randall, not the old warrior leaves, with a threat Hugo de Lacy. He confesses that he of his second appearance. The scene is Cadwallon, Gwenwyn's harper, and then sbifts altogether; but here we | is executed. The Constable then reshall extract the commencement of signs his claim to lady Eveline, and the next; it is a well-written para she is wedded to Damian de Lacy. graph.

This tale has all the characteristic • “Along a wasted tract of country, more

merits and defects of the author. It is than twelve miles distant from the Garde | loosely connected in the incidents ; Doloureuse, in the heat of a summer noon, there is a perpetual straining after which shed a burning lustre on the silent val.

scenes, without due regard to drama ley, and the blackened ruins of the cottage, with

| tical juxta-position. It is but poor in which it had once been graced,--two travellers walked slowly, whose palmer-cloaks,

delineation of character. That of the pilgrim's-staves, large slouched hats, with a old huntsman, is a plagiarism of the scallop shell bound on the front of each; above admirable sketch of Irvin's, in Braceall, the cross, cut in red cloth opon their should bridge Hall, but immeasurably inders, marked them as pilgrims who had ac

ac | ferior to it. There are two very bungcomplished their vow, and had returned from that fatal boarne, from wbich, in those days,

ling contrivances, which we have noreturned so few of the thousands who visited ticed. The first is, where the author it. whether in the love of enterprize. or the informs us of Berenger's ridiculous ardour of devotion.”_Vol. 2. p. 247, 248.” oath, to “ wave all advantage," and

In fact, the two travellers are Hugo literally encounter his foe, face to de Lacy and Philip Guarine bis ser- face, on “a level field;"merely for the vant. The Constable had just sent to | sake of the author's accomplishing his Garde Doloureuse, Renault Vidal, death, in order to reserve the siege of (wbo had been his constant companion the castle till he can shew off the in all his adventures,) for the purpose novel generalsbip of Wilkin Flam of obtaining information. Guarine, mock. The second is, the introducwhen we are introduced to him, istion of Renault Vidal, and very unnecessarily dragging him all through of concord existing between the allied the history, for the purpose of being princes, in order to further their own an instrument of retributive provi- | ambitious ends. Conrade promises to dence in the death of Randall. Al- I go to Leopold of Austria, and inflame though, in some parts, it is powerfully him with jealousy of Richard. Acwritten, it is vastly inferior to the cordingly, the next day, he visits second, (whereof, it follows, that we | Leopold, and persuades him, wben should give an account,) which is heated with wine, to insult Coeur de called “ The Talisman."

Lion, and plant his standard before This admirable tale commences the lion of England. Richard being with a very solemn and striking de- / informed of it, bursts forth-tramples scription of eastern scenery. A cru- under foot the Austrian eagle-creates sader is seen riding slowly along the a wild uproar-but at lengib is pacified sandy desert of the Dead-sea. His | by the intervention of Philip of France, person, árms, and armour, his horse, and returns to his tent, leaving Kenand its accoutrements, are very mi- neth of Scotland, as an especial mark nutely and elaborately described. It of favour, guardian for the right of the is Kenneth of Scotland, the knight of standard of England. But, alas! love is the sleeping leopard, who is approach- stronger than valour; and Kenneth is ing “the diamond of the desert”-à seduced to leave his post, on a visit to spring of fresh water, where he intends Edith Plantagenet. When there, be to take his noonday meal. But á hears it is merely a trick of Queen Saracen cavalier springs forth and at- Berengaria's-ies back-finds his dos tacks him. Having exhibited mutual wounded, aud the standard gone. proofs of prowess in a desperate com While bewailing his misfortune, the bat, after the chivalrous fashion of the Moorish physician arrives-promises times, they exchange hands in token to cure the dog, and unsuccessfully of friendship, and proceed together to strives to win over Kenneth to the the spring, where each partakes of his service of the Saracen emperor. In meal. Kenneth informs his compa- the morning, Kenneth repairs to nion, that he is journeying towards Richard's tent-informs him of the the “Hermit of Engaddi ;” and the loss of the banner, and is sentenced to Saracen promises to conduct him this death, in defiance of the tears, importher. On their journey, a strange be- tunities, and lamentations of queen ing arrests and attacks the Saracen, Berengaria, lady Edith, and Theodric, but quits him at the conmand of Ken- the hermit of Engaddi. But, at neth; and this proves to be the her- length, owing to the vehement enmit of whom he is in search. They treaties of the Moorish physician, he are led by him to his cave, where Ken. obtains him for a slave, and departs neth has a mysterious sight of a sub- with his prisoner to the Saracen army. terraneous chapel, and is favourably in the interim, Coprade and the Grand noticed by Edith Plantagenet, his Master have so successfully scattered Ladie of Love."

the seeds of discord, that the allianced The scene shifts to Cour de Lion's princes, affecting disgust at the pride camp, between Jean d'Acre and As- of Richard, deterniine to withdraw calon. Richard is ill, and none dares from the confederacy. Kenneth of approach him, except Thomas de Scotland, disguised as a black Arabian Vause, a rough, brave English knight. slave, with his dog, arrives as a preHearing the sound of music without, sent to Richard, from Saladin. Kenhe is informed that the emperor Sala-neth preserves the king from assassidin hås sent to him a skilful Moorish nation, and detects, by the agency of physician, to attend the king. After his dog, the traitor who stole the bangreat distrust and hesitation, he is ner; who proves to be Conrade, maradmitted to the chamber of Richard, quis of Montserrat! Kenneth of Scotwho, contrary to the advice of his land, having assumed his proper ap. councellor, drinks off a talisman pre-pearance, fights a duel with Conrade, pared by the Moor, and drops into a in presence of both armies, and with profound slámber. We are then in- his first stroke fells his opponent to troduced to Conrade, marquis of the earth. While Montserrat is carMontserrat, and the Grand Master of ried to his tent, it is publicly anthe Knights Templars; who traitor-nounced, that Kenneth of Scotland is ously consult how to dissolve the bond / “David, earl of Huntingdon, Prince

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Royal of Scotland ;" and that the Psalm and Hymn Tunes," which are Saracen, with wbom Kenneth fought already introduced into many congreat the commencement of the history, gations, where they occupy an honourthe Moorish physician, and Saladin, able station, which they are likely to the emperor, are one and the same retain. person. They sit down to a banquet ; and information being brought, that

GLEANINGS. the Grand Master (then present) has

Missionary Intelligence. secretly stabbed Montserrat, Saladin

An auxiliary Church Missionary Society, starts from his seat, and in another for Australasia, having been established, ió instant, the traitor's head falls by his co-operate with the Church Missionary Society side, “ while the trunk remains for a in London, we are happy to find, that its consecond, standing with the goblet still ductors turn much of their attention to the con

dition of the poor unenlightened natives of New clenched in its grasp.". The tale con

South Wales, who are supposed to amount to cludes with the marriage of the Earl between three and four millions. To aid them in of Huntingdon and Edith Plantagenet. | their benevolent work, the government of the

The whole story is fully worthy of colony bas manifested the most praise-worthy the author of Ivanboe. It introduces readiness. Sir Thomas Brisbane, the governor,

bas directed to be made over, at the instance us, as with the waving of the magi

of the London Deputation, in trust for the cian's wand, from scene to scene,

natives exclusively, 10,000 acres of land, in the each deeply and absorbingly interest vicinity of Reid's Mistake, lying between Port ing,—without waiting to conduct us Jackson and Newcastle, and about forty miles by the slow and tedious stages of

from the heads. Should the mission at any

time be abandoned, the above land reverts to prosing narrative. Its chief fault is,

the crown. It is understood, that as soon as its being too much in masquerade | the land is located, the Rev. Mr. Threlkeld throughout; but this, together with will commence bis labours in this ancultivated sundry other errors, is lost and ab- part of the missionary field. Should success sorbed in the intense interest excit

crown his exertions, the introduction of ed by the story. Edith, the stately,

civilization and religion will put an end to

those mournful contests which have lately been beauteous Edith, contrasts admirably

attended with a great waste of human life. with the lighter charactered, yet beau The missionaries on the Tahitian mission, tiful Berengaria; the fiery, bluff, im observe as follows:- As to the state of civilizapatient valour of Coeur de Lion, with tion, it is progressive. There are many more

houses finished in the Earopean style; and, as the steady, polished, yet determined

it respects European dress, it is only the want courage of Saladin. Thomas de Vaase

of a market to purchase, which prevents the is a fine and characteristic portrait; people from being generally arrayed in English but we have not time to enumerate clothing. Every man wishes for å coat, and more. As for ourselves, in after-time,

every woman a gown, so that it is not the want we shall recurto this tale, (by the way,

of desire to appear in an English dress, but

the want of that dress to appear in, which obwhy is it called “ The Talisman ?

liges many in our congregation to appear still “Saladin” would have been better,) in their native cloth. The people are now as an admirable performance of an employed in putting an excellent fence round intensely interesting period of history,

the barying ground, of four-inch boards, with a rendered vivid and distinct by the en

coping over them, which will be the first en

closed burying-ground we have seen or heard Jightened rays of the genius O toe of in these islands. Caltivation of all kinds of " Author of Waverley."

food which the islands produce, as well as of some foreigh vegetables, is very general over

the district, every family having their own enReview.-The Voice from Heaven, a closure for that purpose.

Funeral Hymn. By David Everard "The large lieap of stones which remained Ford. Westley. London.

of the great Morae, so much celebrated for

being the place where the great ceremonies MR. Ford's reputation as a composer were performed for ages unknown, has been of music, is already established too lerelled, and it forms an excellent platform, firmly to be either much augniented

three feet high, and 157 by 194, surrounded by

a stone wall, built with lime. Upon this plator dimrinished by a single tune. This, form, the children dined together on the lith however, that is before is, is not an- of June, when about 90 tables were set out worthy of its author; and should it after the English fashion, and an eqnal number fall into the hands of those who are of long chairs were placed for the children to wacquainted with his other composi

sit upon. It was pleasing to see so many

children of both sexes dining together on the tions, there can be no doubt, that it

very spot where Satan's throne stood, and will idace the lovers of sacred har- where, if a female had eaten but a morsel, a mony to inquire after his “ Original tew years ago, she would have been put to





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death. The children walked from one end of to have been handed down from the early ages, the settlement to the other, and sung a hymn at but as the remains of a supposed introduction each end, and then returned to the chapel, wbep of Christianity, previous to the known discoa sermon was preached to them by their pastor, very of America. From the similarity in hisfrom Job xxi. 15. last clause, Feed my tory, and in attributes, of the gods of Mexico,

to those of the Old World, and from the mu

lual resemblance of their rites, Mr. Faber inProceedings of the Royal Society of Literature.

| fers, that the eastern and western pagan theo

logies both sprang from the same source. The We understand from the report of this in same inference be draws from the existence stitution, that the only pablication in which it of varioas pyramidal edifices called Tescallis bas bitherto found it expedient to engage, is a (house of God) erected by the tribes wbich continuation of the Hieroglyphics, as begun by peopled Mexico, in imitation of that raised by the Egyptian Society. This undertaking is the descendants of Noah in the plain of Shiunder the superintendence of Dr. Young. nar, to represent at once the mount of paraSeven plates are already engraved, and a mass dise, and the peak apon which the ark rested of materials, partly transmitted from Egypt by | after the deluge. These edifices are all immeMr. Wilkinson, and partly existing previously diately connected with boly lakes: wbich Mr. in this country, being ready for arrangement, F. regards as consecrated symbols of the dethe first fascicolus, consisting of twenty plates, lage, and the prototypes of which existed in may be expected to appear before the next the old world. The paper concludes with anniversary. Among the publications con- various additional arguments, drawn from the templated by the Society, is that most curi- traditions of the Mexicans, all tending to corroous and important work,“ Wickliffe's Trans-borate the opinion, that the ancestors of that lation of the Old Testament,” bitherto unpub. nation were emigrants from Asia, probably Jished. Since the last general meeting, eleven “a Japbetic people, under the government of papers bave been read at the ordinary meetings an Indo-Scythic, or Cuthic, race of priests of the Society. The following is a synopsis. and nobles."

I. A fourth paper, by Mr. Sbaron Turner, III. The third paper was “On the Introduc“On the Origin of the Affinities and Discord: tion of Greek Literature into England, after ances of Languages.” If the adoption of the the Dark Ages.” By P. F. Tytler, Esq. Se. same elementary sound by a variety of dis- | cretary to the Royal Society of Edinburgh.condected nations, to express the same idea, Greek learning was revived in Italy by Pecannot be considered as accidental, still less trarch and Boccacio, about the middle, but more can this be the case in terms compounded of effectually, ander Chrysoloras, towards the simpler elements. This principle Mr. Turner close, of the 14th century. The bonoor of its illastrates in the present paper by examples revival in this country, which did not take selected from varioas languages, of words place until nearly the end of the succeeding made use of to express the relation of Father, century, is divided among several learned inand concludes, that such words must bave de- dividuals, of wbom the most eminent are Liscended to each tribe of mankind from some nacre, Grocyn, Latimer, Lilye, Tunstal, Pace, common origin. The languages of the world Colet, and sir Thomas More. The present present three inseparable phenomena; viz. communication is chiefly devoted to a detail 1. Various identities and resemblances. 2. The of the life, studies, and personal character, of

that these identities and resemblances the first of these scholars, whose master was tbe are not those of one uniform element, but of famous Politian, and who numbered among his several distinct elements. 3. A vast general pupils, Erasmus and sir Thomas More. Mr.Tytdiversity, notwithstanding these partial iden- ler has extracted testimonies to Linacre's taste tities.

and learning, from Buchanan and Erasmus, Of these phenomena, the only satisfactory and added a list of his works. He died in account is given by the author of

1524. of Genesis; who informs as, that the language IV. This paper was entitled “Observations, of the primitive families was made miracu Elucidatory and Emendatory, on the Epistle lously unintelligible to each otber, and that of Horace to Torquatas." By Granville Peon, tbey themselves were scattered abroad and disunited. The previous identity of language V. Another paper by the same writer on the explains its present resemblances: in the con- | Ode of Horace, “Persicos odi, &c." fusion of the lips," we discover the origin of the VI. The sixth paper was by the Rev. H. J. variety in these resembling elements; and for Todd, M.A. It contained an account of a MS. the multifarious diversity of words, a sufficient belonging to the dean and chapter of York, cause appears, in the variety of habits and entitled “A Collection of Passages of State circumstances consequent upon the disper- ander Queen Elizabeth and King Janies.” No sion.

writer's name is prefixed, bat throughout it is II. The second paper was communicated by apparent that the author is sir John Harringthe Rev. G. S. Faber, “Respecting the Theo. ton. Mr. Todd's paper consists of, 1. An analogy and the Origin of the Mexicans." Mr. F. lysis of the volume by a later band. 2. A let. commences bis observations with defending the ter from the work, written by James I. to sir veracity of the ecclesiastical writers of Spain, James Harrington, in return for the present to whom we are indebted for the only records of bis translation of Ariosto. 3. A defence of we bave of this extinct theology. After addu-queen Elizabeth's reputation for chastity. 4. cing several proofs from the Mexican tradi- A character of lady Arabella Stuart. 5. An tions, he concludes his reasons for believing | apology for queen Elizabeth's conduct towards in the honesty of those writers, by stating that the queen of Scots. 6. A statement of the imthey theinselves did not consider ihe traditions | prisonuent of the author's father. 7. An ac.

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count of the zealoas attachment of all parties | potatoes, picked from the same heap; some of to queen Elizabeth at her accession.

the latter were set whole, and some cut in " The seventh paper was, " A short Trea- balf. When he took them up, the former row tise on the Antiquities of Persepolis.” By W. | produced four bushels and a half of fine large Price, Esq. The writer gives an account of potatoes, with scarcely any small ones. The an attempt made by him to decipher the arrow other row gave so few in measure, that they all headed Characters upon the walls of this an- went into a half-bashel scuttle, and were misecient city, in the expectation that the language rably small. of these inscriptions would prove to be the Excellent Glue for External Work.--If & same as that now used by the Guebres. He quantity of white lead be well ground up with exemplifies the affinity of the language of the | linseed oil, and as much of the mixture be addGaebres to the modern Persian by a table of ed to common glue as will make it of a whitisha words and pbrases, and subjoins extracts, with colour; the mixture forms an excellent glue a translation from one of several MSS. obtain for external work. It should be used rather ed upon the spot.

thick, and it requires about double the time to VİII. « An account of a Coin of Metapon- dry it, that is necessary to dry common glue.-tum.” By James Millingen, Esq. This coin Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary. is very ancient, and is supposed to bave served Apple Bread. --A very light pleasant bread is as a prize at some public games celebrated in made in France by a mixture of apples and honour of the Acheloas.

flour, in the proportion of one of the former to IX. “On some ancient Coins of Cierium in two of the latter. The usual quantity of yeast Thessaly." By W. M. Leake, Esq. These is employed, as in making common bread, and coins, eight in number, were found by the is beat up with flour and the warm pulp of the writer, at or near Matarange, a village in the apples after they have been boiled,and the dough neighbourhood of the vestiges of Cierium, | is then considered as set; it is next put in a where it appears that Neptune was worship- proper vessel, and allowed to rise for eight or ped with peculiar veneration.

twelve hours, and then baked in long loaves. X. “An account of a Codex, containing seve- Very little water is requisite; none, generally, ral Greek MSS. belonging to the Patriarch of | if the apples are very fresh." Jerusalem.” By Mr. Todd. This paper is To remove Warts. The most accumulated principally taken up with the copy of an ac and inveterate warts may be removed by the count by Dr. Burney, of one of many Greek following pla

plan:-_A bit of impure potass, or MSS. brought from the east by professor Car lapis infernalis, moistened, should be applied to Tyle and Dr. Hunter, of which Codices, four, the warts, or gently rubbed on the surface of including that here described, were returned them a few minutes, so as to leave a kind of to the patriarch. The volume consists of 268 wbitish paste opon them; over this should be pages, containing works, part entire and part) applied a strip of sticking-plaster. and inutilated, of the following authors. Anonymas, to remain on for a week. On removing the Rhetor Anonymus, Aphthonius, Demosthenes, plaster, if the warts are not quite gone, a simi. Heraclides, Herodotus, Libanius, and Simpli- | iar application must be used. cius. Some of which are inedited.

Madame Lavalette.The wife of General XI. A fifth paper by Mr. Turner, “On the Lavalette, whose escape made so much noise Origin of the Affinities and Diversities af Lan

some years since, is in a private madhouse in guages.” The object of this writer is to prove Mont

t of this writer is to prove | Mont-Martre. Her malady is of the melanthat there exist every where among the lan-choly kind, and she amuses herself with tearing guages of the world, partial resemblances, her dresses in long narrow slips, accompanying sufficient to evince an affinity of origin, wbilst the action with a corresponding hissing sound. at the same time there appears such a general | Her only paroxysms are when she beholds her dissimilarity, as indicates, not a gradual de- busband; her conduct is then outrageous. She parture, but a violent dismemberment and ab- 1 is about 45 years of age, and every means have raption, from an original common stock. These been used for her recovery, but without effect. positions are further illustrated and established Her husband has been again received into in the present paper, first, in the elements of favour, and is now employed in the king's the word inquio; secondly, in the pronoun I, in household. its different numbers, persons, and derivatives,

Crosses. The first mention of crosses in which are proved to be the same in a vast

church-yards, is by the bistorian Ingulphus, variety of languages; and thirdly, in a deriva

who states, that when the Danes, in their fatal tion of the word nature from nascor, from na,

irruption into this country in 870, barbarously which in many languages means mother, and

murdered the monks of Peterborough, Godrick. Loxw, to have; and of pvolg from fou, which is

the venerable abbot, not only took care for the word in several languages for father. The

their burial, but erected a stone cross in the council expect to pablish a volume of Transac

church-yard where they had sepulture, in tions next year.

order to remind passengers to pray for their To obtain large Potatoes.—Many people ima

souls, and for those of others there interred.

To soften Ivoru.-Steep the ivory in a degine, that it makes no difference in the result,

coction of sage, made by boiling sage in strong whether the eyes, as they are called, of large or small potatoes be planted. This is a great

vinegar. The longer the ivory remains in the mistake. A writer in the Farmer's Journal

decoction, the softer it will become. states, that, as an experiment, he planted a Society of Arts.-On Monday May 30th, row of sets, cut out into single eyes, from large Master Richard Warren, aged sixteen, obtainpotatoes chosen out of a beap; the row was 25 ed from the hands of the Duke of Sussex, the yards in length ; and next to it he planted an- | large silver medal, for a finished drawing from other row of equal length, from the smallest the antique, being his first attempt.

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