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I had stiil what he calls adorers. I have able I have to bestow, or my empire can never spoken to him, but it is probable furnith. It has been tranfinitted to me that with a personage of his stamp, I through a long line of ancestors, and I fhould be cold and blent, if I were not had referved it as the last token of affccabsolutely repulsive But he itumbled tion I had to bequeath to my son and not upon the truth in fuppoting me to fucceffor, as a tablet of the virtues of hold a court. I hate galiants as much his progenitors, which I should hope he as I despise saves, and I know perfectly had only to peruse to be induced to imi. how to bafile your complimenters. I tate; and to make it, as they had done, have need, above all things, of efteem the grand object of his life to exalt the and benevolence; admire me afterwards imperial honour, and advance the happiif you will, but I cannot live without neis of his people.” being respected and cherished: this fel The Emperor is described as being adom fails from those who fee me often, bout five feet ten inches high, of a slenand who pofless, at the same time, a der but well-proportioned form, with resound undertanding and a heart.” gular features; and, though far advanAn Historical

, Geographical, and Philofo- ced, he discovered not the decrepitude prehending a Description of the fifteen in the fuperior inanners of the man. His prehending a Defcription of the fifteen ment, displaying the dignity of the prince Provinces of China, Chinefe Tartary, habit was a robe of yellow lilk, with a Tributary States; Natural History of China ; Government, Religion, Laws, red ball, and adorned with a peacock's

cap of black velvet surmounted with a Manners, and Customs, Literature, feather; his boots were of filk, embroiAris, Sciences, Manufactures, &c. By dered with gold, and a blue fiik falh was W. Winterbotham. To which is ad.

tied round his waist. ded, a copious Account of Lord Macartney's Embassy, compiled from o his suite may easily be conceived on be

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certainly ungracious, and mortifying in As we bave already given a variety of the extreme; for, fuppofing it to be the curious particulars regarding Lord Ma- policy of the Chinese government, that cartney's embassy, from Mr Anderson's no foreign minister shall be reccived, but Narrative *, we shall at present content on particular occasions, and that he shall ourselves with noticing the rcfult of this not remain in the country after he has expedition, as given by Mr Winterbo- finished his particular misfion ; it does tham.

not appear that the business was at all The Emperor declined, as contrary to advanced which Lord Macartney was emancient usage, to enter into any written ployed to negociate: and his Lord hip". treaty with Great Britain : but, to certainly would not have formed domesvince his high perfonal -regard for his tic arrangements, if he had not confiderBritannic Majesty, he delivered to Lord ed himself certain of remaining at Pekin · Macartney, with his own hand, a box throughout the winter, and of fucceedof great value, containing the miniatures ing in the object of his embassy." of all the preceding emperors, with a short character of each in verse written

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SPRING; A SONNET.

Thro' every turning of the changing heart
Directs his course sublime, and leads his

pow'rful art. NOW, young eyd Spring on gentle breezes When, on his birth propitious nature smil'd, borne,

And hung, transported c'er her fav'rite child, 'Mid the deep woodlands, hills, and vales, While on his head her choiceft gifts she shower'd and bowers,

And o'er his mind her inspiration pour’d; Unfolds her leaves, her blossoms, and her

“ Proceed,” she cry'd; " the high decree flowers,

fulál! Pouring their soft luxuriance on che morn.

" 'Tis thine to rule, with magic sway, the O! how unlike the wither’d, wan, and worn,

And limping Winter, that o'er russet moors “ On Fancy's wing to stretch o'er boundless And plashy selds, and ice-incrusted shores

space, Strays, and commands his rising winds to

C And all Creation's varied work to trace : niourn!

“ 'Tis thine each fitting phantom to pursue, Protracted life, thou art ordain'd to wear,

“ Each hidden pow'r of verse to bring to view; A form like his; and should thy gifts be “ To Med o’cr Britisha Taste celestial day, mine,

“ And reign o'er Genius with unrivalla I tremble leit a kindred influence drear

lway.” Steal on my mind: but pious hope benign, Such was the high beheft-The facred choice The Soul's new day-spring, shall avcrt the Long has been sanction'd by your candid fear,

voice : And gild Existence in her dim decline. The favour'd relics of your Shakespeare's hand

Unrivall’d, and inimirable stand.
THE SIGH.

If hope of fame some modern Bards have

led, BY S. T. COLERIDGE.

To try the path where Shakespeare wont to WHEN Youth his fiery reign began

tread; Ere sorrow had proclaim'd me man ; If, with presumptous wing, they dar'd aspire While, peace the present hour beguilid, To catch some portion of his facred fire, And all the lovely prospect smil'd;

Your critic Pow’rs the vain attempt repell’d Then, Mary! mid thy lightsome glee

The flimsy vapour, by your breath dispell’d ; I heav'd the painless sigh for thce !

Expos'd the trembling culprit to your sight, And when, along the waves of woe,

While Shiakespeare's radiance thone with My harrafs'd heart was dooni'd to know

doubled light. The frantic burit of outrage køen,

From deep Oblivion snatch',, this Play And the flow pang that gnaws unseen;

appears ; Then, shipwreck’d on life's stormy fea,

It claims respect, since Shakespeare's name it

bears ; I heav'd an anguish'd sigh for thee!

That name, the source of wonder and delight, But foon Reflection's power imprest To a fair hearing has at leaft a right ; A filler sadness on my breast ;

We ask no more-with you the judgement And sickly Hope, with waning eye,

lies. Waz well content to droop and die :

No forgeries escape your piercing eyes : Į yielded to the stern decree,

Unbias'd, then, pronounce your dread decree, Yet heav'd a languid figh for thee.

Alike from prejudice and favour free. And cho' in distant climes to roam,

If, int fierce ordeal pass’d, you chance to find

Rich, sterling ore, tho' rude and unrefin'd, A wanderer from my native home,

Stamp is your own ; affert your Poet's faine, I fain would sooth the sense of Cart,

And add Iresh wreaths to Shakespeare's hoAnd luji to sleep the joys that were !

pour name. Thy image may not banish'd beme Still, Mary! still I sigh for thee.

EPILOGUE TO THE SAME. OROLOGUE TO VORTIGERN.

SPOKEN BY MRS JORDAN. No common cause your verdi&t now dimands, YE solemn Critics ! wherefoe'er your seated, Before the coure, immortal Shakcipeare To grant a favour may you be entreated ? stands

For which lil pay you proper adoration, That mighty master of the human soul, And strive to please you, that is my vocation: Who rules the pallions, and, with firong con- The do not froyc, but givethe Thare of praise troul,

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The scatter'd flow'rs he left, benignly save!

A PICTURE Posthumous flow'rs! the Garland of the

OF PEACEFUL HUMBLE LIFE*. Grave! What, tho' he liv'd, two hundred years ago,

OH happy age! He knew how very well, as I will show ; He cried, when all the family of man His pencil sketch'd you, and that seldom errs; Freely enjoyed the goodly earth he gave, You're all, whate'er you think, his charac- And only bow'd the knee in prayer to God!

Calm flow'd th' unruffled stream of years aHow ?- do you doubt it ?-caft your eyes long, around,

Till o'er the peaceful rustic's head, grew grey In ev'ry corner of this house they're found. The hairs in full of time. Then he would fit Observe the jolly Grazier in the Pit,

Beneath the coetaneous oak, whilst round, Why, he is Falstaff, fat, and full of wit ; Sons, grandsons, and their offspring join'd to In fun and feasting places his delight,

form And with his Dolly emulates the Knight. The blameless merriment; and learnt of him Look at that Youth, whose countenance of What time to yoke the oxen to the plough,

What hollow moanings of the western wind Denotes a tender-hearted Romeo;

Foretel the storm, and in what lurid clouds He only wishes, though he dare not speak, The embryo lightning lies. Well pleas'd he To be a glove to touch his Juliet's cheek ;

taught, While fht, from yonder Terrace (miles serene, The heart smile glowing on his aged cheek, And longs with him to play the Garden Scene. Mild as decaying light of summer sun. But oh! I tremble now

there fits a man,

Thus calmly conttant flow'd the stream of life Rugged and rough a very Caliban! Till loft at length amid that shoreless sea, He growls out his displeasure- 'tis a shame! Eternity. Around the bed of death Do, dear Miranda ! make the Monster tame, Gather'd his numerous race-his last advice And you, my pretty Beatrice, don't fret, In fad attention heard—canght his last fighYour Benedick is fond of a Coquette :

Ther underneath the aged tree that grew For though he vows he'll think no more with him, memorial planted at his birth,

They delv'd the narrow house : there oft at He means to marry he can't live without you.

Drew round their children of the after days, And, faithful Imogens are here, to charm us, And pointing to the turf, told how he lived, Mad Edgar3, ancient Pistols, to alarm us ; And taught by his example how to die. And Hotspurs too, who seek the glorious DESCRIPTION OF THE PERSON AND boon,

HABITATION OF DESPAIR*. “ To pluck bright Honour from the palefac's Moon. I

AN aged man Besides, we have our Touchstones, Shylocks Sat near, feated on what in long-past days dire,

Had been some sculptured monument now lagos false, and many a shallow 'Squire.

fall’n Nay, there are Ladics, who in their own Andhalf obscur’d by moss, and gathered heaps houses,

Of withered yew-leaves and earth-mouldering Are Desdemonas, plagu'd with jealous spouses. 'Tis true, there is some change, I must confefs, And shining in the ray was seen the track Since Shakspeare's time, at least in point of of Nimy snail obscene. Composed his look, Dress.

His eye was large and rayless, and fix'd full, The ruffs are gone, and the long female waist Upon the Maid; the blue flames on his face Yields to the Grecian, more voluptuous taste; Scream'd a drear light; his face was of the hue, While circling braids the copious reffes bind, of death: his limbs were mantled in a shroud. And the bare neck spreads beautiful behind. Then with a deep heart-terrifying voice, Our Senators and Peers no longer go, Exclaim'd the Spectre, “ Welcome to these Like men in armour, glitt'ring in a row ;

realms, But, for the cloak, and pointed beard, we These regions of Despair! O thou whese steps

By Grief conducted to these fad abodes The close-cropt head, and little stort great Have pierc'd; welcome, welcome to this gloon

Eternal; to this everlasting night ; Yet is the modern Briton ftill the same,

Where never morning darts the enlivening Eager to cherish, and averse to blame;

ray, Foe ro Deception, ready to defend, A kind Protector, and a gen'rous Friend.

As fpecimens of " Joan of Arc," an

Epic Poem by Ro. Southbey, just publisbed. VOL. LVIII.

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