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and so forth, I always continued to she thinks more genteel, in consepay her a visit now and then, and see quence of some bit heritage to which how her affairs were going on. In- it is not certain whether she have much deed, there were few months that I title. I take the liberty of writing your did not see her, although I am sure Lordship these few lines, merely to put her talk was very wearisome. Her your Lordship on your guard against daughter, that has been out of the granting this ill-behaved young wocountry, was sent for when her end

man any renewal of the tack, which was supposed to be near; for the old I hear expires in two years. At least, body was quite sensible of her state, your Lordship should insist on her and' knew she could not last above a parting with the Dominie and James month or two, and indeed gave direc- Horn, which are a disgrace to any retions about her funeral, and desired spectable person to be seen with, and to be interred in her old blue gown in to see if she cannot get herself married which she had been married. She upon some decent young man of your was buried in the church-yard, in the Lordship’s tenantry, who will endeasame grave with old Maggie Reekie, vour to improve the farm, which seems her cousin; and the principal mourner to be as yet in the same old-fashioned was one Hughie, who had lived in state that the old woman had always her house for some time, and was been used to. Your Lordship will supposed to be privately married to see that I have no motive in all this her. The old woman's character suf- but merely your Lordship’s interest, fered greatly at one time in conse- and a regard for the family ; with kind quence of her connexion with this compliments to Mr Fyfe and Mr Shaw, man,-but dead dogs are all good. and all inquiring friends, I remain, tilí Some old people of the parish lament death, your Lordship’s obedient serthe mistress ; such as old Adam, he vant, and friend at command, that was once the principal lawyer of

DANDIE DINMONT. these parts, Mrs P., also long Bob the witty writer in South-side, who is supposed to have been familiar with her in her youth; he wears a crape on his hat ever since. Your Lordship’s principal tenant, Frank, took no concern in the matter, and would not even allow the old woman a single MR EDITOR, drop of wine from his cellar, to keep The first section of the work on Anisoul and body together. Notice was mal Magnetism, to which I have retaken of her death in a very indiffer- ferred in your last Number, after ent discourse preached by a dominie some general reflections on Animal from the Border, who has paid great Magnetism, and on the Organic Ether, attention to her daughter since she by Professor Eschenmayer, contains came; as also, surly James Horn in an account of a remarkable prophecy Roseside. These two had a farm held of the death of an eminent person, at will from a laird over the glen, but by two somnambulists, which was he turned them out, being incapable. fulfilled in the end of October 1816. Both of them are much with her, but Professor Eschenmayer, who commupeople say she will not marry either nicates this account, pledges himself of them, although I hear it whispered for its truth, having himself received she is thicker than she should be with the particulars of it from persons of the both; as also with some others, par- highest rank and respectability. The ticularly Hughie (which shocks every names of all the witnesses, and of the body that reflects on the footing he person whose death is prophesied, are was on with her mother). Indeed, if given in initials ; but it is declared, all be true that is said, there is scarce- that any one desirous of more particuly a shabby sort of fellow in the coun- lar information respecting them may try-side but what she draws up with. without difficulty obtain it. She is said to keep company with Mademoiselle W. (a celebrated somcheeping Charlie ; but this must be nambulist mentioned in Hufeland's mere reports. In the mean time she Journal, in an account given by the has dropt her mother's name, and court physician, Klein) prophesied in passes by the name of Reekie, which 1812, on the 12th of July, in the

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presence of the court physician, Kl—, told. In the first prophecy it is par. and three other persons of distinction, ticularly mentioned that Mademoiselle that S. M. would die in the year 1816, W. said to Dr Kl—, that he should between the 18th and 20th of April, be sent for before the death; and this in an uncommon manner.

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in reality took place. nambulist at the same time enjoined “ This is the fact," says Eschenall present to preserve the strictest mayer, "and nothing but the fact ;silence, as the smallest indiscretion let they who please exercise upon it their would subject her and them to very cold scepticism or their amusing ridiunpleasant consequences: she, in par. cule. They are both alike unworthy ticular, would be regarded as insane. of regard, and I meet them with the Madeinoiselle W. had often said, that motto from Hufeland and Stieglits, none of her prophecies ought to be

• Factum infectum fieri nequit.' regarded as positive, till she had confirmed them in her next crisis. On This one resource still remains : It this account her divinations were al- was all Chance. Miserable evasion!” ways made the subject of inquiry du- The third communication in this ring the succeeding paroxysm. Ac- section of the Archives is by Professor cordingly, when the question regard- Nasse, and contains an account of a ing the fulfilment of this prediction case which, in the Professor's opinion, was put to her, in a crisis, the date of points out a relation of the Animal which has been forgotten, she replied, Magnetism hitherto unobserved. It is that the year of the death was deter- entitled, “ The Dependence which a mined, but that she might have erred dying Person who has been magnetised in the month. This prophecy was has on the Magnetiser.” imparted but to a few friends. The Professor Nasse was called to the period of its fulfilment was very dis- assistance of the wife of Mr Zimmertant, and other circumstances required mann in Bielefeld, who was dying of silence. Professor Eschenmayer had consumption. All the usual remedies heard of it as a dark saying ; but at had been tried in vain, and Dr Nasse that time he had no belief in such proposed animal magnetism. gifts of divination, and no desire to Zimmermann, who was sincerely make more minute inquiries. Three attached to his wife, undertook the years after this, a second somnambulist manipulation himself. At first it had predicted the same event; and not the usual effect of producing sleep, only was the year and the month fore- and a few incoherent words were uttold, but also the day of the death tered during the crisis ; but after it pointedly fixed. It was in April 1816 had been continued twenty-four days, that the Professor heard from a friend the patient shewed no symptoms of the particular details of both the first amendment. and second predictions; but he could At the commencement, the Magnetgive no credit to such extraordinary ism had made her more cheerful, but phenomena. He had indeed written å now she became very peevish and sustreatise upon Animal Magnetism, and picious; and her husband confessed endeavoured therein to explain, upon candidly to Dr Nasse, that he doubted physical principles, the universal ap- much that the change in his wife's pearances of the soul, which seem to temper and behaviour had made him render us independent of time and lose the lively interest he had at first space; but such a power of divination, felt for her recovery. As there were which, without acknowledging the in- evident proofs of mutual dislike, Dr fluence of a higher world, appears in Nasse thought it advisable that Zimcomprehensible, exceeded his belief. mermann should give up the manipu

On the 17th of April 1816, Kr“, a lation ; but there was no one the Docsomnambulist magnetised by Dr N. tor knew, who was sufficiently inprophesied, in presence of the court terested in the patient to carry it on. physician, Kl-, Dr N. and Professor She continued to grow worse every

L-t, that S. M. would die in that day, and her strength was quite exyear, in the month of October. Many hausted. About a week after the disimportant bets were lost and won on continuance of the Animal Magnetism, this subject; but how exactly every the hour of death approached; but thing came to pass in the end of Octo- there occurred at the same time this ber 1816, those who are acquainted remarkable phenomenon, that the

pas with the event do not require to be tient could not die. Dr Nasse had and so forth, I always continued to she thinks more genteel, in consepay her a visit now and then, and see quence of some bit heritage to which how her affairs were going on. In- it is not certain whether she have much deed, there were few months that I title. I take the liberty of writing your did not see her, although I am sure Lordship these few lines, merely to put her talk was very wearisome. Her your Lordship on your guard against daughter, that has been out of the granting this ill-behaved young wocountry, was sent for when her end

man any renewal of the tack, which was supposed to be near ; for the old I hear expires in two years. At least, body was quite sensible of her state, your Lordship should insist on her and knew she could not last above a parting with the Dominie and James month or two, and indeed gave direc- Horn,

which are a disgrace to any retions about her funeral, and desired spectable person to be seen with, and to be interred in her old blue gown in to see if she cannot get herself married which she had been married. She upon some decent young man of your was buried in the church-yard, in the Lordship’s tenantry, who will endeasame grave with old Maggie Reekie, vour to improve the farm, which seems her cousin; and the principal mourner to be as yet in the same old-fashioned was one Hughie, who had lived in state that the old woman had always her house for some time, and was been used to. Your Lordship will supposed to be privately married to see that I have no motive in all this her. The old woman's character suf- but merely your Lordship’s interest, fered greatly at one time in conse- and a regard for the family ; with kind quence of her connexion with this compliments to Mr Fyfe and Mr Shaw, man,--but dead dogs are all good. and all inquiring friends, I remain, till Some old people of the parish lament death, your Lordship’s obedient serthe mistress ; such as old Adam, he vant, and friend at command, that was once the principal lawyer of

DANDIE DINMONT, these parts, Mrs P., also long Bob the witty writer in South-side, who is supposed to have been familiar with her in her youth; he wears a crape on his hat ever since. Your Lordship's ON THE PRESENT STATE OF ANIMAI. principal tenant, Frank, took no concern in the matter, and would not even allow the old woman a single MR EDITOR, drop of wine from his cellar, to keep The first section of the work on Ani. soul and body together. Notice was mal Magnetism, to which I have retaken of her death in a very indiffer- ferred in your last Number, after ent discourse preached by a dominie some general reflections on Animal from the Border, who has paid great Magnetism, and on the Organic Ether, attention to her daughter since she by Professor Eschenmayer, contains came; as also, surly James Horn in an account of a remarkable prophecy Roseside. These two had a farm held of the death of an eminent person, at will from a laird over the glen, but by two somnambulists, which was he turned them out, being incapable. fulfilled in the end of October 1816. Both of them are much with her, but Professor Eschenmayer, who commupeople say she will not marry either nicates this account, pledges himself of them, although I hear it whispered for its truth, having himself received she is thicker than she should be with the particulars of it from persons of the both; as also with some others, par- highest rank and respectability. The ticularly Hughie (which shocks every names of all the witnesses, and of the body that reflects on the footing he person whose death is prophesied, are was on with her mother). Indeed, if given in initials; but it is declared, all be true that is said, there is scarce- that any one desirous of more particuly a shabby sort of fellow in the coun- lar information respecting them may try-side but what she draws up with. without difficulty obtain it. She is said to keep company with Mademoiselle W. (a celebrated somcheeping Charlie ; but this must be nambulist mentioned in Hufeland's mere reports. In the mean time she Journal, in an account given by the has dropt her mother's name, and court physician, Klein) prophesied in passes by the name of Reekie, which 1812, on the 12th of July, in the

MAGNETISM IN GERMANY.

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presence of the court physician, Kl—, told. In the first prophecy it is paren and three other persons of distinction, ticularly mentioned that Mademoiselle hares that S. M. would die in the year 1816, W. said to Dr Kl–, that he should ritime between the 18th and 20th of April, be sent for before the death; and this in an uncommon manner.

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in reality took place. na nambulist at the same time enjoined “ This is the fact," says Eschenoung all present to preserve the strictest mayer, "and nothing but the fact ; Ek, Esilence, as the smallest indiscretion let they who please exercise upon it their

diliwould subject her and them to very cold scepticism or their amusing ridita unpleasant consequences: she, in par. cule. They are both alike unworthy od laticular, would be regarded as insane. of regard, and I meet them with the

an Madeinoiselle W. had often said, that motto from Hufeland and Stieglits, with none of her prophecies ought to be

• Factum infectum fieri nequit.' f muregarded as positive, till she had conof firmed them in her next crisis. On This one resource still remains : It 1] endthis account her divinations were al- was all Chance. Miserable evasion!” ch aways made the subject of inquiry du- The third communication in this ashiring the succeeding paroxysm. Ac- section of the Archives is by Professor arcordingly, when the question regard- Nasse, and contains an account of a nip ving the fulfilment of this prediction case which, in the Professor's opinion, all twas put to her, in a crisis, the date of points out a relation of the Animal Enterwhich has been forgotten, she replied, Magnetism hitherto unobserved. It is Eth lithat the year of the death was deter, entitled, “ The Dependence which a rshmined, but that she might have erred dying Person who has been magnetised zain, in the month.

This prophecy was has on the Magnetiser.” ent simparted but to a few friends.' The Professor Nasse was called to the

period of its fulfilment was very dis- assistance of the wife of Mr ZimmerEnostant, and other circumstances required mann in Bielefeld, who was dying of

silence. Professor Eschenmayer had consumption. All the usual remedies heard of it as a dark saying ; but at had been tried in vain, and Dr Nasse that time he had no belief in such proposed animal magnetism. gifts of divination, and no desire to Zimmermann, who was sincerely Ili make more minute inquiries. Three attached to his wife, undertook the

years after this, a second somnambulist manipulation himself. At first it had predicted the same event; and not the usual effect of producing sleep,

only was the year and the month fore- and a few incoherent words were utAzitold, but also the day of the death tered during the crisis ; but after it

pointedly fixed. It was in April 1816 had been continued twenty-four days, that the Professor heard from a friend the patient shewed no symptoms of the particular details of both the first amendment. and second predictions ; but he could At the commencement, the Magnetgive no credit to such extraordinary ism had made her more cheerful; but phenomena. He had indeed written a now she became very peevish and sustreatise upon Animal Magnetism, and picious; and her husband confessed endeavoured therein to explain, upon candidly to Dr Nasse, that he doubted physical principles, the universal ap- much that the change in his wife's pearances of the soul, which seem to

temper and behaviour had made him render us independent of time and lose the lively interest he had at first al space; but such a power of divination, felt for her recovery. As there were which, without acknowledging the in- evident proofs of mutual dislike, Dr Auence of a higher world, appears in- Nasse thought it advisable that Zima comprehensible, exceeded his belief. mermann should give up the manipu

On the 17th of April 1816, Kra, a lation ; but there was no one the Docsomnambulist magnetised by Dr N. tor knew, who was sufficiently inprophesied, in presence of the court terested in the patient to carry it on. physician, Kl, Dr N. and Professor She continued to grow worse every L-t, that S. M. would die in that day, and her strength was quite exyear, in the month of October. Many hausted. About a week after the disimportant bets were lost and won on continuance of the Animal Magnetism, this subject ; but how exactly every the hour of death approached; but thing came to pass in the end of Octo- there occurred at the same time this ber 1816, those who are acquainted remarkable phenomenon, that the

pawith the event do not require to be tient could not die. Dr Nasse had

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often sat beside the dying, watching whether in theory or in execution, of the eventful moment of death; but he what is commonly called The LAKE had never witnessed so tedious a de- School, it is strange that no one parture as in this patient. For two seems to think it at all necessary to days life and death struggled together. say a single word about another new often she lay surrounded by her school of poetry which has of late friends, pale and breathless, and life, to

sprung up among us. This school has all appearance, entirely extinguished; not, I believe, as yet received any when suddenly she would open her name; but if I may be permitted to eyes, look up, breathe more strongly, have the honour of christening it, it and seem again recalled to existence. may henceforth be referred to by the This happened so repeatedly, that Dr designation of The COCKNEY School. Nasse, who at first had considered it Its chief Doctor and Professor is Mr

1 of the lungs of the patient, became more talents, of extravagant pretensions both attentive and anxious to find out the in wit, poetry, and politics, and withal cause of so singular a circumstance. of exquisitely bad taste, and extremely To his astonishment, he discovered vulgar modes of thinking and manners that the sudden recall to life never in all respects. He is a man of little failed to take place every time the education. He knows absolutely nopatient's husband entered the room; thing of Greek, almost nothing of and as soon as he left it, she again Latin, and his knowledge of Italian sank down pale and exhausted. This literature is confined to a few of the was so remarkable, that it did not most popular of Petrarch's sonnets, escape her husband's observation, and and an imperfect acquaintance with he was very desirous to renew the Ariosto, through the medium of Mr magnetical operations. But Dr Nasse Hoole. As to the French poets, he thought it improper to continue it to dismisses them in the mass as a set of the very brink of the grave; and prim, precise, unnatural pretenders. therefore Mr Zimmermann, yielding The truth is, he is in a state of happy to the arguments and persuasions of ignorance about them and all that they Dr Nasse, quitted the room for a con- have done. He has never read Zaire siderable time, and permitted his wife nor Phèdre. To those great German to depart in peace.

poets who have illuminated the last The communication which precedes fifty years with a splendour to which this, by Nasse, is an account, by. Dr this country has, for a long time, Tritschler of Cannstadt, of a boy of seen nothing comparable, Mr Hunt thirteen years of age, cured in an as- is an absolute stranger. Of Spanish tonishing manner by Animal Magnet- books he has read Don Quixote (in ism. But as this case is given at great the translation of Motteux), and some length, I shall reserve the abridgement poems of Lope de Vega in the imitaof it for your next Number. In the tions of my Lord Holland. Of all the mean time, I leave your readers to make great critical writers, either of ancient their own comments on the short spe- or of modern times, he is utterly igcimens of magnetical prophecy and norant, excepting only Mr Jeffrey aphysic, which have now been given.

mong ourselves. G. With this stock of knowledge, Mr

Hunt presumes to become the founder of a new school of poetry, and throws

away, entirely the chance which he No I.

might have had of gaining some true Our talk shall be (a theme we never tire on)

poetical fame, had he been less lofty in Of Chaucer, Spenser, Shakspeare, Milton,

pretensions. The story of Rimini Byron,

is not wholly undeserving of praise. (Our England's Dante) — Wordsworth – It possesses some tolerable passages, HUNT, and KEATS,

which are all quoted in the Edinburgh The Muscs’ son of promise; and of what Reviewer's account of the poem, and feats

not one of which is quoted in the very He yet may do.

illiberal attack upon it in the QuarCORNELIUS WEBB.

terly. But such is the wretched taste WHILE the whole critical world is in which the greater part of the work occupied with balancing the merits, is executed, that most certainly no

ON THE COCKNEY SCHOOL OF POETRY.

his

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