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most glowing colours, and produce by Trained from his tree rock'd cradle ta far the finest passages in the poem.
his bier, The beginning, which contains the The fierce extremes of good and ill to
brook description of Wyoming, cannot, aç. Impassive--fearing but the shame of cording to the opinion we have al
fear, ready expressed, rank among the finest A stoic of the woods—a may without of Mr Campbell's poetry. The only passages we can approve, are those which, with a view to the influence After the departure of the Indian, of contrast, relate to scenes directly
the story returns to the description of opposite to those upon which he is Wyoming, the occupations of its inemployed. On the arrival of the Ins and Waldegrave. All this
, as we aemployed. On the arrival of the In- habitants, and the loves of Gertrude dian, however, the poem assumes a higher tone. The following descrip bove hinted, rarely appears to us to tion of the storming of a British fort rise much above mediocrity. That appears to us įn Mr Campbell's finest our readers may judge for themselves, style. The two lines in Italics parti- with one or two specimens. The fol cularly afford a splendid example of with one or two specimens. The fol that terrible picturesque, in which he lowing is descriptive: excells.
A valley from the rivershore withdrawn It was encamping on the lake's far port, Was Albert's home, two quiet wouds A cry of Areouski broke our sleep,
between, Where storm'd' an ambush'd foe, thy Whose lofty verdure overlook'd his
nation's fort, And rapid; rapid whoops, câme o'er the' And waters to their resting place serene deep;
Came fresh’ning and reflecting all the But long thy country's war sign on the steep insi
(A mirror in the depth of flowr'y. Appear'd, 'mid ghastly intervals of light,
shelves ;) And deathfully their thunders seem'a So sweet a spot of earth you might, (I to sweep
ween) Till utter darkness swallow'd up the Have guess'd 'some congregation of the sight,
elves, As if a show'r of blood had quenchid To sport by summer noons, had shap'd the fiery fight.
it for themselves, It slept-it rose again-ón high their Yet wanted not the eye far scope to
d Sprung upwards like a torch to light Nor vistas open' by the wand'ring
stream; the skies, Then down again it rain'd an ember. Both where at evening Allegany views, shower,
Through ridges burning in her western And louder lamentations heard we risé,
beam, As when the evil Manitou, that dries
Lake after lake interminably gleam : Th' Ohio woods, consumes them in his
And past those settlers haunts the eye is yoglosia, in bot.
might roam, In vain the desolated panther fies,
Where earth's unliving silence all would
seem; And howls amid his wilderness of fire...
Save where 'on' 'rocks the beaver built The character of the Indian too is
his dome, perfectly drawn.
Geti un Or buffalo remote low'd far from human Far differently the mute Onoyda, took mi? home. The calumet of peace, and cup of joy : si The following describes the recogAs monumental bronze upchapg'd his look:
nition of Waldegrave, who had come A soul that pity touch'd, but never to Albert's abode, without at first shook ;
making himself known.
Pleas'd with his guest, the good man merly mentioned, comes to announce still would ply
it, Each earnest question, and bis converse court;
This is not a time,-he started up, But Gertrude, as she eyed him, knew And smote his breast with woe.denoun. not why,
cing hand A strange and troubling wonder stopt This is no time to fill the joyous cup, her short.
The Mammoth comes ;-the foe,-the In England thou hast been-and by re
With all his howling desolating band ;port, An orphan's name (quoth, Albert) These eyes have seen their blade, and may'st have known :
burning fire, Sad tale. when latest fell our frontier's Awake at once, and silence half your fort,
land. One innocent--one soldier's childa. Red is the cup they drink, but not lone
with wine. Was spar'd, and brought to me, who Awake, and watch to night! or see no lov'd him as my own.
morning shine! Young Henry Waldegrave! three de Scorning to wield the "hatchet for his lightful years
bribe These very walls his infant sports did With Brandt himself. I went to battle
forth, 17. seei Byt must I lov'd him when his parting Accursed Brandt! he left of all my tribe tears
Nor man, nor child, nor thing of living Alternately bedewed my child and me:
birtb : His sorest parting, Gertrude, was from No, not the dog, that watched my
household hearth, Nor half its grief his little heart could Escaped, that night of blood, upon our hold:
plains ! By kindred he was sent for o'ér the sea,
All perishid! I alone am left on earth They tore him from us when but twelve To whom nor relative nor blood reyears old,
mains, And scarcely for his loss have I been No: not a kindred drop, that flows in yet consolid. ,,
ing's His face the wand'rer hid ;-but could. But go, and rouse your warriors; for if not hide
right A tear, a smile, upon his cheek that
These old' bewildered eyes could guess, that dwelt;
by signs " And speak, mysterious stranger Ofstrip'd and starred banners, on yon (Gertrude cried)
0445 height 6. It is!--it is _I knew I knew him
Of eastern cedars, o'er the creek of well!
pines Tis Waldegrave's self, of Waldegrave Some fort embattled by your country come to tell.
shines : A burst of joy the father's lip declare;
Deep roars th' innavigable gulph below But Gertrude speechless on his bosom
Its squared rocks, and palisaded lines. fell :
Go! seek the light its watlike beacons At once his open arms embrac'd the
the While I in ambush wait
, for vengeance pair, Was never group more blest, in this wide
and the foe, world of care.
i od Scarce had he uttered, when heaven's We have greater satisfaction in pre
verge extreme u senting our readers with the following Reverberates the bomb's descending very powerful description of the arri
star, val and attack of the band of Indians,
And sounds that mingled laugh, and
shout, and scream, which leads to the catastrophe of the To freeze the blood, in one discordant poem. - The Oneyda warrior, as for him to jar, Suresis' io plus
Rung to the pealing thunderbolts of the beauty of the stanza essentially war,
depends. Whoop after whoop with rack the ear
The other pieces in this volume assailed As if infernal fiends had ourst their bar; are, the Mariners of England-GlenWhile rapidly the marksman's shot pre
Battle of the Baltic-Lochiel vailed;
Hohinlinden-Lord Ullin's daughter. And aye, as if for death, some lonely Most of them possess considerable trumpet wailed.
merit. Then look'd they to the hills, where
fire o'erhung The bandit -groups, in one Vesuvian New Works published in Edinburgh.
glare ; Or swept, far seen, the tower, whose A
Tract chiefly relative to Monas: clock unrung.
tic Antiquities ; with some AcTold legible that midnight of despair.
count of a recent search for the reThe lamentation of the Oneyda, the Abbey of Dunfermline. By John
mains of the Scottish kings interred in with which the poem concludes, is
Graham Dalyell, Esq. 8vo. 9s. highly striking and characteris
A Treatise on the Management of tic, particularly the concluding stanza, Female Complaints. By Alex. HaBut hark, the trump Sto-morrow thou milton, M.D. 6th edition, 8vo. 95. In glory's fires shalt dry thy tears : Eren from the land of shadows now My father's awful ghost appears; Amidst the clouds that round us roll, Scottish Literary Intelligence. He bids my soul for battle thirst He bids me dry the last--the first- A Volume of Sermons by the late The only tears that ever burst
Dr Finlayson, are in the press, From Outalissi's soul ;-.
and will speedily be published. Because I may not stain with grief Lord Lauderdale has in the
press The deaih song of an Indian chief. a work, entitled, An Inquiry into the
One fault which prevails to a con- Practical Merits of the System for the siderable extent in the Pleasures of Government of India, under the superHope, is we think considerably dimi- intendance of the Board of Controul. nished here. We mean
a certain strained use of language, particularly in the conversion of nouns and verbs Lilerary Intelligence, English and into each other, which rarely produ-,
FOREIGN. ces any good effect. They always
'HE attention which has been exci. break in upon the tone of sentiment, ted by Mr Barlow's Columbiad, has by turning the attention from the i. determined the proprietor of this work deas to the words which express them.
to print an edition in London, in royal We noticed in the present poem only
Of the original, which is a
magnificent, and very expensive quarto, a few instances of this defect. We regret that Mr Campbell in the present state of interrupted com
there is only one copy in England; and should have abandoned the heroic munication with America, it may proverse which, in the Pleasures of Hope, bably be a considerable time before any flows with such singular energy and other copies of the original can arrive. smoothness, for another, of which he There are at this time in course of does not appear to us to have equal publication, in London and Edinburgh, command He does not always ap- dias, all of them possessing peculiar
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Two volumes of Practical Sermons, 4. The Pantologia, edited by Mr Good, by the Rev. Dr Rees, will be ready for to extend to ten volumes, royal octavo, publication in the course of the present at the price of twenty guineas.
month, 5. The Edinburgh Encyclopædia, con- Mrs Holstein will speedily publish a ducted by Dr Brewster, and not to ex. novel, under the title of the Assassin of ceed ten volumes, quarto, price nineteen St Glenroy, or the Axis of Life, guineas.
Mr J. Rickman, surgeon, of Lewes, Two-others of moderate extent, and proposes to publish in the course of a perhaps pot inferior in utility, were few weeks, a small volume, entitled, completed within the last year; one by Epistola Amicitiæ, or The Friendly Dr George Gregory, in two volumes, Call. quarto, price six guineas; and another Mr John Gifford, author of a History under the name of Nicholson, in six vo- of France, and various political writings, lumes, octavo, price six guineas. has announced a History of the Politia
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Joy, for that day, on Portugallia's strand, per -1 DN Sir Jous, MOORE,
When (bayonet to bayonet oppos'd,)
First of Britannia's hosts, her Highland Written by Thomas Camphell, Esq. author? band,
of the Pleasures of Hope : recited (in Gave but the death-shot once, and foreMr Campbell's absence) by Sir John
most clos'd. Sinclair, at the Highland Society of Lon- Pledge to the meanest heard that fought don, March 21. A
Nor be the humble minstrel's name forPLEDGE to the much-lov'd land that
got, gave us birth, Invincible romantic Scotia's shore;
Who, bleeding, wounded, raised himself 10
One native martial strain to cheer the
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Is there a son of generous Englandshere? Yes ! be it deem'd not wrong that name to Or fervid Erin ? he with us shall join, give
To pray, that, in eternal union clear, In festive scenes, that prompts a pat- The Rose, the Shamrock, and the Thistle riot's sigh;
twine.. Who would not envy such as Moore to
Types of a race who shall this invaders liye? And, died he not as heroes wish to die?
As rocks resist the billows round our Yes, tho' too soon attaining glory's goal,
shore; To us his bright career too short was Types of a race who shall, to time unborn, giv'n;
Their country leave unconquer'd, as of Yet, in a glorious cause, his phænix soul
yore. Rose on the flames of victory to Heav'n,
ON MR WALTER Scott.
Mid every wild romantic delt,
Somie Scottish bard the song would raise, Bless'd be the mighty dead! our bosom's , And bid it on the breezes swell thanks,
Oft listening upon Pentland heath, In sprightlier strains the living may in- 'The swain, as evening, died away, spire ;
Would hear it mid the vales beneath, Joy to the Chiefs who lead old Scotia's And deem the sound some angel's lay.
ranks, of Roman garb, and more than Roman Neglected upon' aged trees,
** Bat long the Scottish harps have hung, fire.
Mute, save their mournful strings have. - Health to the band, this day, On Egypt's rung :
Responsive to the passing breeze. | Whose valour foiled proud France's tri. The swain at evening's dewy close, 57, color,
No more his favourite notes
could hear, And wțench'd the banner from her bravest No more the music wild arose, n. hast,
if Thę breeze alone, now met his ears Baptiz?d Invincible in Austria's gore. But harkıl through air what music floats ? Triumphant be our 'Thistle still unfurl'd Tis Scott awakes hia pasive strain, Dear symbol wild! on Freedom's hills it. And Echo, startled at the nates, la. grows,
Returns the well-known sounds again. Where Fingal stemmid the tyrants of the x By Eurick's banks and mountains hoar, world,
By Yarrow's ever-flowery vale,i,10