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There were two light bewitching feet,
Unthinking, while her spirit's joy thus lightens in her That tripp'd with me where'er I stray'd.
Thatjoy should wake so deep a woe, those smiles so many There was a face if I was gay
sighs. Reflected back more fond delight; For if I smiled, we both were day,
She cannot know, she cannot guess, how every hour And if I frown'd, we both grew night.
In fancy I live o'er again, and never can forget ; There came an hour-a dreadful hour
How every look, and every smile, and every passing tone, An age of woe it proved to me:
I've treasured up for dreams by day, and musings when The mists of Death fell round my flower,
alone. And wrapt it in Eternity.
The only paper remaining is a Letter from India. Then, lady, touch thy harp again,
It has had a long voyage across the ocean, and comes O sing me a soft-a soothing lay;
from a man of talent and observation. It is dated Would that the power were in thy strain, To free a weary soul from clay!
Bhooge, September 24th, 1828. We shall give an ex. |
tract from it, which will be read with interest. It Two unpublished poems by poor Knox, author of the treats of
Harp of Zion," make their appearance next. The one is “ To a Redbreast," and the other is entitled
TIIE MORALS AND CONDITION OF THE HIXDOO
WOMEN “ A Song, or any thing you please.” There are some sweet lines in the first particularly, but, as a whole, it “ You have heard much, and read much, of the pu. is imperfect.
rity, virtue, and simplicity, of the Hindoos, and that by Poems by “T. T. S. ;" and a letter which begins -- authors who speak authoritatively, and whó, one would “ Heaven knows what has possessed me ; but no man have thought, should have known something of their was ever plagued with such horrid ugly fits of dulness. manners. But it appears to me that many of these My brain is a perfect pandemoniurn of somnambulatory pictures have been sketched and finished without the Morpheuses, playing fifty tricks with 'my eyelids.' authors having once issued from their closets ; for they There is often a great deal of vigour of conception about bear not a shadow of resemblance to the original of In“ T. T. $. ;' many of his detached thoughts are un. dian life that has come under my observation. commonly bold and good, but he must cultivate his “For one instance, female virtue has here no existence. judgment and his style a little more. At present there all the women, both high and low, being degraded to is no dependence on him ; he is excellent in one line, the capacity of mere slaves, it is in vain to look for pu. and in the next he is perfectly unintelligible. There is rity or virtue among them; and without this in a counmuch hope of future excellence, however, in any one try, from whence are the most elevated enjoyments of who can write thus :
mankind to spring ? In truth, the men here may conA máid came blythesome to a racing stream,
fine women by the most solemn bonds of which their On either bank encurtain'd from the eye
religion is capable, as well as by locks, keys, and bars, With rocks and trees;-a prodigality
which they may deem insuperable; still, in spite of all Of thunder and of silence_shade and beam!
their ingenuity, they will give them the slip, and make The dancing mist did whirl and smoke beneath the best improvement too that they can of their liberty,
A mountainous fall, that, rolling down, did shake however transient it may be, and however much danger The fringes of the rock-embowering heath,
may attach to their offence. As 'twere the breeze. Beyond, a silent lake
• The degradation of the tender sex is here so abject, Lay mirroring the moon on heaven's breast,
that even when a sepoy deigns to appear in public, acLike to one mighty gem of amethyst.
companied by his wife, he walks in the most stately It was to meet her lover. Starry heaven
manner about twenty yards before her, while she Hath seldom spread its arch o'er one so fair ; obliged to keep at that distance, or more, behind, creepThe dews did cluster on her braided hair,
ing along like a slave, not daring to lift her eyes from Like diamonds by the breezeless azure given; the ground, or to look either to the right hand or the Her cheek was like the latest tint of day,
left. She is close-veiled, and one peep from under it, Streak'd on the fading clouds,-a barmony
particularly at a British officer, would cost her dear inOf flush and brightness !—even as a sea
deed_at the least, a sound beating, in view of the That, lit with moonlight, looks both dark and gay.
man that was favoured with the glance. Or thus, in a poem called “ His first Song :"
“ Honour is the virtuous woman's polar star ; but in 'Twas like the mountain eagle's flight,
this country, nothing ever being trusted to the honour Leaving his nested throne,
of women, they have none; and the more restraints are To meet the morning's early light
laid upon their liberty, the more certain they are to On the belted horizon !
break through them. One cannot but wonder at their
perversity in this respect, for the punishment attending His brightest song-his eldest-first!
the discovery of an offence, or even a supposed one, is 'Twas one ecstatic thrill; A mighty and a hallow'd burst
prompt and dreadful. Of the deep impassion'd will!
“ An extraordinary and shocking case of this kind
occurred here very lately. It happened that a man “ L. E." of Aberdeen thus begins a poem, which in brought a young woman to Bhooge, from the other side dicates considerable poetical feeling :
of the Gulf of Cutch. Whether she came as his wife She knoweth not, she guesseth not, what love this bosom
or mistress I do not know, but she was accompanied by fees,
her mother. He had given them to understand that he For aye the heart that's deepest moved, its passion most was going to settle at Bhooge ; but after getting them to conceals :
this place, he informed them that he was obliged to go The current glitters to the sun, and sparkles in his sheen, to Synde, an extensive province on the Indus. To this While dark in shade the deeper stream flows on, and they both objected, and said they would return to Katflows unseen.
tiwar. This moved him to jealousy, and he instantly But still let her with smiles, among the fair, the fairest suspected the young lady of having formed some inmove,
trigue among the military heré, although there appear. Unknowing of the silent heart that smile hath warm'a ed to have been neither proof nor evidence of this. to love;
“ They began, however, to suspect him of being me
ditating some terrible revenge, and took refuge in one Church of Scotland ; the ministers of which, rejecting of the temples. For several days he tried every art of the doctrine of apostolical succession in ordination, dissimulation to draw them from their asylum, making choose rather to derive their orders from the call of the the most solemn oaths that he had no intention of in- people. The whole system of Presbyterianism must be juring them. But they knew their man too well to invigorated by these annual Convocations of its disci. trust themselves again in his power, and kept by their ples. Once a year the metropolis of Scotland becomes, sanetuary: When he found that nothing would pre- as it were, the metropolis of Presbyterianism ; and on vail on them to come out, he entered the temple one these occasions college friendships are renewed, old asmorning at the hour of prayer, and just as the worship- sociations revived, new connexions formed; and the pers were kneeling before the idols, he drew out his scie minister of some remote and barren parish in the meri. initar unperceived, and at one blow severed the young dian of the Orkneys, or John O'Groat's House, the woman's head from her body, and then with a back wilds of Inverness, Argyll, or Ross-shire, meets, and stroke from the same blow, cut off the head of the mo. fights all his University “ battles o'er again,” with his ther. Both were done in one moment, for these scimi. old friend the minister of some parish more favoured by tars are as sharp as razors, and a second stroke is never Heaven in the fertile counties of the Lowlands. The required from them where there is no armour. The ruf. opportunity thus afforded, of attending both to the tem. fian made no attempts either at flight or resistance, but poral and spiritual welfare of the Church--of exercising suffered himself to be quietly taken and bound on the the faculties of the mind, and of gratifying the affection's spot. He was tried for the murder, and condemned to of the heart, cannot fail to be attended by the most be blown from the mouth of a cannon. When he came beneficial results. There is nothing like it in England, to the place of execution, he appeared even less con- and we are sorry for it. cerned than any of the spectators, and abused the exe. The external appearance, or what we may term the cutioner, in no very measured terms, for not tying a outward man, of the members of the Presbyterian Con. knot in the way he wished it. He then ordered him to vocation, generally indicates the district from which they desist altogether, for he was a bungler, and where was come. The clerical representatives of the Kirk from the there any necessity for binding him? The man desist. North and West Highlands may be easily distinguished ed accordingly, and the fellow turned about his face to as inhabitants of a wild and sterile region, by their weathe cannon, and made a satirical bow to it, as if in ther-beaten cheek-bones, loose black or carroty locks, and mockery, and standing upright, and without fear, saw the discordant harshness of their voices, when they are the match put to the touch-hole, and the next moment emitting the genuine Doric of their own parishes. The was blown to atoms. So much for Hindoo humanity air and gait of these conscript fathers point out not only and morality."
the desolate hills and the bleak fields among which they Hoping that the reader does not dislike us in our from nature, they have had to struggle sore in many a
vegetate, but that, in addition to their mortifications slippers, we shall take the liberty of speedily introdu, doubtful combat with some lank and imperturbable secing ourselves to him again in similar deshabillé, and ceder, going under the picturesque name of Burgher or shall proceed in an agreeable and easy manner to make Antiburgher, Old Light or New Light, Baptist, Me. a few remarks on everything.
thodist, or Independent, and with baretaced presumption erecting his meeting-house over against the manse. The Orkney and Shetland minister, moreover, may be
easily seen to have lived on nothing else but fish-keepTHE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
ing one long Lent all the year over, till the time of the No. I.
Convocation --when, as a sort of duty, that he may sup
port the tabernacle whilst in the body, he makes daily (FEELING it our duty to make the EDINBURGH LITERARY the most ravenous attacks on beef, roast and boiled,
JOURNAL as much as possible acceptable to all classes of lite- mutton, veal, lamb, and similar savoury dainties. The rary men in Scotland, we have pleasure in announcing a few ministers from the more fertile districts are also easily papers on the interesting subject of the General Assembly, from known, but by different marks. We do not in Scotland, the pen of a gentleman every way qualified for the task. They will be continued to the conclusion of the approaching meeting manners at once show that they are more accustomed to
as in England, frequently meet with parsons, whose of that venerable court. We may also state, that we have in preparation a series of sketches of the most distinguished hunt a fox or hare, shoot partridges, and carry fishing. clergymen of the Church of Scotland, which will appear under rods, than to trouble themselves greatly about sinners, the general title of “The Scottish Pulpit." -Ed. Lit. Jour.] wielding the “ sword of the Spirit," or poring over
those most unpalatable of all languages, Hebrew and The most remarkable ecclesiastical court in Britain Greek. But the clergymen of the fertile Lowland pa. is the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. rishes may, nevertheless, be distinguished by their sleek We need say nothing of the Convocation of the Church and smooth appearance, by their tendency to rotundity, of England, which, were it allowed to meet, would of and their smiling, contented faces, which inevitably sugcourse throw the Scottish Assembly into the shade. We gest to the mind of the beholder good wheaten sheaves, must take things as they are ; and certainly, at present, a well-replenished mansea fertile glebe,--and a com. the General Assembly is without a rival. It is the ul. fortable sum in cash, with an item for communion eletimatum of the Presbyterian church-courts ; and though ments. Last of all, the Presbyterian pastors of cities its members cannot be said to be the representatives of and large towns are known by their air of superior dig. the people with whom they are ostensibly connected, nity, by the less country-tailor expression of their dress, they form so numerous and respectable a body, that none by their silk umbrellas, and by a certain sanoir viure, can grudge them the possession of the privileges they which prevents them from staring up at the windows, enjoy.
and gaping at the brass, copper, silver, and golden lions It is not so much our intention to enquire into the of the Modern Athens. history of the General Assembly, as to offer a few re- So much for the general appearance of the clerical marks on this Clerical Jubilee, (for such it is,) and its members of the Presbyterian Convocation. But what members. No one will deny that an annual court of this of the laymen--the ruling elders, as they are called, description, sanctioned by not a few of the trappings of who form a considerable part of the Assembly? It royalty, yet preserving in a peculiar degree some of the must be admitted, unless we be rigid enough to object characteristics of a popular tribunal, is of considerable to the uncanonical practice of admitting laymen to legis. consequence to any legal establishment, such as the late in church courts, that these ruling elders add
greatly to the eclat and weight of the General Assembly. silver bell, rung by some unseen but delightful hand, There are laymen in the sectarian synods also; but they -the rising of the curtain the breathless admirationare generally found wofully wanting in learning and in the magic of every scene-the unearthly beauty of every fluence; whereas, the laymen of the Convocation in actress the chivalrous excellence and princely bearing St Giles' are, in truth, among its most respectable mem- of every actor—the unequalled genius of every authorbers, although it might perhaps be questioned whether the more than Lethean forgetfulness of all external ail of these ruling elders are likewise “ elders in things, and the immutable conviction that you were Israel." They are,
for the most part, officers and physi- gazing on reality! Hei nobis ! what a change may be cians, or intelligent and active lawyers ;a few are worked by that vile abstract idea-time! But let the landed gentlemen,--and several noblemen and baronets subject pass ;-we must turn from these “ tempora are commonly appointed by the boroughs, but they very acta," and adapt ourselves a little more to the every. rarely attend. À marked difference may be observed day comprehensions of the equites populusquc Roin the oratorical powers of the lay and clerical members. The former speak like men of business and persons ac- Our corps dramatique, as it exists at the present mo. quainted with the world, and consequently possess .no ment, is not quite so good as it should be. It has of inconsiderable influence in the debates ; while the latter, late been somewhat crippled by the temporary secession with a few honourable exceptions, are too apt to fancy of Mrs Henry Siddons, and the final departure from the themselves in their pulpits, and to preach rather than stage of Miss Nocl. Gradually, too, there have been argue.
dropping off some of the sine nomine persons, who, seIn subsequent papers on this subject, we shall dis- parately, were weak and worthless as individual twigs; cuss more at large the nature of the General Assembly, but, taken collectively, made a bundle of some tough. and introduce our readers to the various parties into ness and utility. The sum of our desideratums are which this Presbyterian Convocation is divided. these ;-a good actor for tragedy and grave comedy,
such as Vandenhoff ; a lady to take the leading parts
both in tragedy and genteel comedy; a lady to sustain THE DRAMA.
the first parts in opera ; and a considerable reinforcement of supernumeraries, so that the inferior parts may
not be so continually doubled as they now are, and that [We beg to introduce to the attention of our readers the first the "mobs,” “ soldiers,” bands of " gipsies,” “robof a series of Dramatic articles, which will be continued regularly, bers," " sailors,” &c. may look a little more respectby our friend, “ OLD CERBERUS."-Ed. Lit. Jour.]
able. We call upon the manager to attend to these
things before the commencement of another season ;The multifarious matters which, in the earlier days as the Benefits will take place very soon, it is scarcely of the Edinburgh Literary Journal, pressed upon the to be expected that these additions will be made i mme. Editor's attention, have prevented him from paying diately. Nor let it be supposed that, notwithstanding quite so much attention to dramatic matters as we could its deficiencies, we feel any thing but a high respect and have wished. But now that the bustle and confusion of cordial esteem for our existing company. As a comleaving harbour are over, and that, with all his sails set, pany of comedians, we are sure there is not a better out he is scudding under a prosperous gale, with little to
of London. Murray, George Stanley, Mackay, Jones, do but to keep a good look-out, and hold on his course, would reflect credit on any theatre ;-Pritchard, Thorne, we propose taking regular observations on the state of Denham, Mason, Montague Stanley, are much above the drama; and if our readers do not find us at once
par. The list of the actresses is not so strong; but “ merry and wise," and prepared and able to lead the Mrs Stanley, though not a polished, is a clever woman ; van of the whole dramatic fleet, cruising about in our Mrs Nicol has very useful abilities; Miss Tunstall is Modern Athens, we shall confess ourselves not a little a very sweet singer. Mrs Renaud was once far supe. astonished. Yet, we do own that we are not as we once rior to them all ; but she is now so frail, through old age, were, when the rising of the green curtain was like the that we solemnly protest against her ever appearing opening of the gates of Paradise, and the fiddling that again on the stage, for we know of no exhibition to us preceded it more divine than the songs of the Peris. We
more painful. Miss Mason has her heart in her proare now grozon up, and fancy ourselves wise ;-we know session, and may improve ;—for Miss Gray we can that the scenes are merely pieces of shifting canvass, and scarcely say so much. Mrs Eyre has a quiet manner, that, reversing Shakspeare's line, all the players are and, on the whole, is rather dry and stiff, which premerely men and women. It is with no small grief that, vents her real merits from being so much appreciated as when we look at ourselves in the glass, we perceive the they otherwise would be. Of the young lady, Miss reflected image of a bona fide critic, with wrinkled brow, Clarke, who is still, as it were, upon her trials, we shall curling lip, and heart of adamant. Greatly do we fear have something to say ere long. In the meantime, we that, for us, days will never return like those “ which shall only add, that they may all expect justice from our now are past away." Yet, in our sentimental mo. hands-both praise and blame, according as they dements,--that is to say after dinner, just when the last serve either the one or the other. glass of the first bottle is losing itself in the first bumper Mr T. P. Cooke has been here for the last fortnight. of the second, we not unfrequently wish that we were all the world knows that he is the best sailor that ever still a child, and that all behind the green curtain was was on the stage, so it is needless to repeat it here. He still fairy-land and enchantment. It is melancholy to has been very successful, too, as the Monster, in the think how soon the wild freshness--the ecstatic inten.“ Fate of Frankenstein ;" but we do not give him so sity of boyislı feeling, is swallowed up in the engrossing much credit for this, for all he has to do is, to look as absurdities of this whirlpool of a world. Who does not little like a human being as possible,-a mere meloremember the first season of his theatrical existence ? dramatic trick. His best parts are Long Tom Coffin the joyful anticipations of his evening happiness, which in the “ Pilot,” and Fid in the “ Red Rover." Both lent new wings to the winter day, the great-coat, the of these pieces are clever dramatic versions of Cooper's additional handkerchief round the neck, the coach, the excellent novels. The “ Red Rover," in particular, bas ride, and the arrival,--the heavenly music of the or. a marine air altogether its own, and has been got up chestra preparing to play " God save the King,"—the with great spirit. Indeed, it is one of the very best Sheridaniana of the inimitable wits in the gallery, the things that has been produced this season. Cooke takes standing and taking off your hat, in honour of his gra- | his Benefit this evening. cious Majesty,—the overture, and the tinkling of the
2d Jæger. That's lucky! the sooner her cash will be ORIGINAL PUETRY.
got. Sergeant Major. (Steps up with gravity to the recruit,
and lays his hand on his tin cap. ] A SCENE FROM “ WALLENSTEIN'S CAMP."
Look ye, friend, it was very well thought in you,
To doff the old Adam, and put on the new ;
With the helm on your head, and the blade on your The following scene is extracted from that striking, but almost
flank, untranslatable Overture, with which Schiller has prefaced his " Piccolomini," and “ Death of Wallenstein," entitled “ Wal.
Henceforth with a worshipful set you take ranki, lenstein's Camp.” It tells no connected story, but merely ex- | And a loftier spirit must study to bear. hibits in various aspects the military life of the strange and Ist Jeger. And of all things, comrade, your cash don't discordant mass, which, drawn together from every quarter of
spare. the globe, acknowledged him as their leader. In the scene im
Sergeant Major. You have paid your passage in Formediately preceding, a long discussion has taken place between the old and pompous Sergeant Major and Trumpeter of Terz.
tune's ship, key's Carabineers, and two Light Horsemen, new-comers from And the sails are spread for your future trip; the banks of the Saal
, in which sundry speculations on the cha. The world's before you to pick and to choose, racter of Wallenstein, and the sweets and sours of a military | If you play for its stakes, you must venture to lose. life, have been given. The discussion has been closed by the Your cit jogs on, for better for worse, Sergeant Major announcing the important fact, that Wallenstein bore a charmed life, and held nightly intercourse with a spirit In the same dull round like a dyer's horse; in a grey cloak, which slipped through the key-hole into his But the soldier has all things to hope, I trow, quarters, notwithstanding the exertions of the sentinels. In
While war is the watchword on earth, as now. this stage of the proceedings, enters
Look here at me-in this garb I wear A Recruit, who comes out of the tent, with a tin cap on The Emperor's staff you see I bear.
his head, and a flask of wine in his hand, followed by All government on earth, we know, a citizen endeavouring to hold him back.
From staff or baton forth must go ; Recruit. Greet my father and father's brother ;
The sceptre itself, so majestical,
What is't but a baton after all ?
The man who has risen but a corporal to be in the net.
And may mount step by step to its topmost height. Citizen. O Franz! take heed; you'll repent it yet.
* 1st Jæger. Ay! provided he can but read and write. Recruit (sings.]
Sergeant Major. I'll give you an instance of what I Drum and fife
That chanced to myself but the other day:
There's Buttler-the chief of the corps, I trow-
He rank'd but as private in the line
Some thirty years since, at Cologne on the Rhine,
And yet he's a major-general now !
For Buttler knew well how to make his way.
All the world of his fame has got something to say,
While poor I, am put off to another day.
Ay, ay, and Fredland himself beside,
Our lord and master, with all his pride,
Who now rules all with a word or a glance,
Was himself but a pitiful noble once ; 2d. Jæger. A jolly good fellow as any you'll meet.
But his trust in the Goddess of War he put,
And thus did the seed of his greatness shoot, Cit. Let him go-he is come of good kin. 1st Jeger.
Till next to the Emperor's self is he;
And who shall say what he yet may be ? I'd have ye to know, were not found i' the street.
[Knowingly]-For the sun of his glory is not yet set. Cit. I tell you, both money and means has he.
Ist Jæger. He began with little and rose to great ; Only feel the fine doublet and neckcloth he's got.
At Altdorf, even in his student's gown, Trump. No cloth is so fine as the Emperor's coat.
He bore himselt' (by your leave to say) Cit. Of a snug little business he'll soon be the heir,
In such a riotous, racketing way, Trump. Free will and free quarters with us he'll In a trice he had knock'd his Famulus down, share.
And anger'd the Nuremberg gentry so, Cit. His grandmother's shop, too, along with the rest.
That, will he, nill he, to jail he must go. Trump. He would dirty his fingers with brimstone, The jail was new built-and the magistrates meant at best.
To give it its first inhabitant's name;
His dog before him, the honour to claim,
And of all the strange feats that the general has done, Cit. From his sweetheart, poor thing, would ye have For fun and for frolic I like this one. him to part ?
(A girl comes in wait, and the 2d Horseman 1st Jeger. Why not? It will teach him an iron heart.
toys with her. ] Cit. His grand-dame will give up the ghost on the Dragoon (interfering]. Comrade ! let that alone, d'ye spot.
2d Jæger. What the devil makes you interfere ? into three classes. The first comprises a complete collection of Dragoon. All I've to say is, the girl is mine.
all the editions of the poetical works of PETRARCH since 1470,
the date of the first printed edition. The second comprises all Ist Jæger. What! keep her all to yourself?-that's fine! the translations of the works of this poet into the French, Latin, Dragoon, you have lost your wits I see.
Spanish, German, and English Languages; it includes the works 2d Jæger. In camp there's no private property; of all the commentators on the poet, as well as copies of all the And a pretty girl, like the sun, must be
works connected with the biography of PETRARCH. The third As free to all as to you or me.
class is formed of a great number of manuscripts, on vellum and
paper, of the poems, or of works connected with the poems, of Dragoon ( pulls her away.7 Be off, I tell you no more PETRARCH. The books, on their arrival at Paris, are to be de. 1'll stand.
posited in the Louvre. 1st Jager. Now for a frolic-here's music at hand. STATE OF LEARNING IN THE NETHERLANDS.-In a trial for 2d Jæger. If you want a quarrel, all's one to me. libel, which has just terminated in the Netherlands, a strange Sergeant Major (interposing.] Peace, gentlemen, all-proof of his knowledge of the Greek language was given by M.
Kersmaker, the president of the court, who took an omega (12), a kiss is free.
the signature of the celebrated Dr Potter, for a small horse-shoe reversed 1
VOLTAIRE.- It has been questioned, whether Voltaire valued
more highly his reputation as a poet or a prose-writer. The folA REAL LOVE SANG.
lowing anecdote throws some light on the subject:-A friend, By the Ettrick Shepherd.
calling on him one day, and finding him engaged in writing,
would not enter, for fear of interrupting his labours, “ Entrez, Love came to the door o' my heart ae night,
entrez," said Voltaire ; " Je ne fais que de la vile prose." And he call'd wi' a whining din
The papers of Mr Stepney, who was British minister in Ger.
many, in the time of Queen Anne, have been deposited in the " Oh, open the door! for it is but thy part
British Museum. There are a number of the letters of Addison To let an old crony come in."
among them, and many other interesting documents. “ Thou sly little elf! I hae open'd to thee
The Marquis of Spineto is preparing for publication a Course Far aftener than I dare say';
of Lectures upon Hieroglyphics, delivered at the Royal Institu. An' dear hae the openings been to me,
tion, and at the University of Cambridge. Before I could wile you away."
Theatrical Gossip. At the King's Theatre, Madame Malibran, formerly better known as Mademoiselle Garcia, has appeared as
Desdemona with inuch success. Her singing is not considered “ Fear not," quo' Love, “ for my bow's in the rest,
superior to that of Caradori Allan, but her acting is represented And my arrows are ilk ane gane;
as being in many respects equal to Pasta's.-Miss Smithson, For you sent me to wound a lovely breast,
whose continental reputation is so very great, is to appear speedily Which has proved o' the marble stane.
at Covent Garden; she has been detained by ill health longer
than she intended at Amsterdam.- Weekes, at Drury Lane, ponI am sair forspent, then let me come in
tinues to please the Londoners much; he seems to take the lead To the nook where I want to lie,
in humorous Irish characters. Liston plays at the Haymarket For sae aft hae I been this door within
during the summer. - Matthews is getting up a new " At Homne." That I downa think to gang by."
-T. P. Cooke proceeds from Edinburgh first to Dundee, and
then to Belfast. -Our Theatre will be closed next week in conseI open'd the door, though I ween'd it a sin,
quence of the Preachings, To the sweet little whimpering fay;
WEEKLY LIST or PerrORMANCES.
April 25-May 1.
Sat. Presumption, The Purse, & Rosina. And then sic an ardent glow,
Mon, Guy Mannering, $ The Pilot.
Tues. Red Rover, & Gordon the Gipsy. That I fear'd the chords o' my sanguine heart
Wed. Do., & Presumption. War a' gaun to flee in a lowe.
THUR. Guy Mannering, & The Pilot.
FBI. Nelson, $ The Red Rover. “ Gae away, gae away, thou wicked wean,"
I cried, wi' the tear in my ee; " Ay! sae ye may say !" quo' he, “ but I ken
TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS, Ye'll be laith now to part wi' me.”
In the Advertisements of the Novel of “ Reay Morden," which And what do you think ? by day and by night,
have appeared in the newspapers since last Saturday, we observe For these ten lang years and twain,
that, by leaving out three words of a sentence which occurs in our I have cherish'd the urchin with fondest delight, review of it, we are represented as applying praise to the work And we'll never mair part again,
generally, which we only gave to " some passages;" and an impression is thus conveyed that we said nearly the very reverse of what actually did say. We shall never silently submit to any
such improper use being made of our critical notices. A passage LITERARY CHIT-CHAT AND VARIETIES.
may be abridged if its true spirit be preserved; but never if the abridgernent is to pervert its real meaning.
Our second notice of Dr Memes' interesting work on the The Life of Justin Martyr, by Dr Kaye, the learned Bishop of Fine Arts, and concluding notice of Dr Ure's Geology, are Lincoln, is on the eve of publication.
unavoidably postponed till next Saturday.-We shall be glad We are happy to understand that Mr George Joseph Bell, Pro- to have a call from the author of " The Correspondence of fessor of Scots Law in the University of Edinburgh, has in a state John Macdonald, Esq. and Doctor Dirleton."-Any explanation of forwardness his Commentaries on the Law of Scotland, re- we may receive from Mr Crybbace we shall be glad to attend to. garding Marriage Contracts, Family Settlements, and Trust- -We are sorry that " A December Evening," by "P.Q. R." of Deeds.
Dumfries, will not exactly suit us; we may remark, however, CHARLES X. has recently purchased the valuable collection of that it is beautifully written." Single Blessedness," by the books connected with the life and works of PETRARCH, made by Editor of the Elgin Courier, in our next. M. MARSAND, one of the Professors in the University of Padua, The French Song from Aberdeen is good, but not equal to and editor of the admirable edition of the works of that great those of our Correspondent " Lorina."-"J, B." of Glasgow will poet, published a few years ago. This collection, of which a ca- not suit us. talogue was recently published at Milan, under the title of Bi- We never notice anonymous contributions unless they be postblioteca Petrarchesa, contains about 900 volumes, and is divided pald.