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our observations to a close. In taking Scottish Literary Intelligence. a retrospect of the remarks which we have ventured to make, we are afraid A SECOND edition of Discourses by some zealous admirers of Cælebs' will

the Rev. Robert Morehead, will prefer a grievous complaint against us,

be published in a few days. for finding so many faults with so'ex

An embellished Edition of Ms cellent, so enchanting a book. We

Scott's Poems of the “ Lay of the conclude by addressing ourselves to

Last Minstrel,” and “ Marmion," these generous enthusiasts, and we was recently announced in the Lon. say, “ It is only a work like' Cælebs," don Magazines and other periodical ** give us leave to remind you, that publications, from which it was inad“ will stand the test,"

vertently copied into this Magazine. Few of our modern performances We now understand, however, that would bear to be dealt with in the the plan embraces only plates illustramanner in which this

may be done with tive of the poems. perfect safety. Most of these could

A new edition of Dr Finlayson's not have survived the operation.-- Sermons is in the press. They would have perished under the

Dr Millar, Lecturer on Natural His. knife. The heat of criticism would tory and Chemistry, and Editor of the have made their substance to evapo

4th edition of the Encyclopædia BriIts blast would have scattered tannica, will publish, in three or four them to the four winds of heaven.

weeks, A new edition of Williams's But in Cælebs, as in Achilles, there is Natural History of the Mineral Kingbut a heel that is vulnerable ; and

dom. This work is divided into after our severest operation, he looks three parts, containing, I. The Natural even betier than before. Winnow History of the Strata of Coal, and of this book as we please, there still re

the concomitant strata : II: The Hismains a full and nutritious grain behind. tory of Mineral Veins; and, III. An Its feathers may be plucked ; but it account of the prevailing stratá, and only tends the better to lay bare a

of some of the principal phenomena upplump and full-fed body, which when

on the surface of the globe.-The Apscientifically served up, will, we pro- pendix, to be given by the Editor, emmise, afford as savoury, and satisfying nature and properties of the materials a repast, as ever touched the table, or pleased the palate of an intellectual of which the surface of the globe is çpicure.

composed, and of their mode of distri. bution and relative position ;

-particularly of the history of coal and metallic substances. It embraces also a

brief account of the disturbances occáNew Works.fublished in Edinburgh. sioned by Earthquakes and Volcanoes,

with a slight sketch of some of the A Narrative of the Campaign of theories which have been proposed to

the British army in Spain com account for the formation and distri. inanded by his Excellency Lieutenant bution of mineral substances. From General Sir John Moore. By James the great reputation which the origiMoore, Esq. 4to.

nal work of Williams has obtained A Dissertation on the numbers of both in this country and on the contimankind, in ancient and modern times. Dent, and the nature of the pursuits in By Robert Wallace, D.D. Second

which Dr Millar has long been enEdition. Revised and corrected, 8vo. gaged, we presume the present edition 9s.

will be a valuable treatise, not only

to

to the student of geology, but also to In the course of this month, Mr Jothe practical miner.

seph Crisp, of Holborn, will publish, for Very shortly will be published, A

the use of female seminaries, Lessons Moral Tale, entitled, The Monk and

in Geography, with an Inrroduction to the Vine-Dresser, or the Emigrants for the exercise of the memory, and as

the use of Globes, calculated solely of Bellesme : by a Lady,

an introduction to larger works. The Rev. John Lee, M.D. minister The Rev. Edward Valpy, author of of Peebles, has in the press, a šermon Elegantiæ Latinæ, is preparing a new which he preached in St Andrew's edition of that scarce and very useful Church, on Sunday the 21st May work, Robertson's Phrase Book, with 1809, at the request of the Managers it is intended to modernise the obsolete

alterations and improvements; in which of the Public Dispensary and Vaccine English phrases, and to introduce, beInstitution of this place. The text is sides known and common idioms, every taken from Gen. xxi. 16. “ Let me word which may be susceptible of varinot see the death of the child.” Dr ation and elegance. Lee (whose medical acumen is

per

Mr James Norris Brewer, will, in a haps equal to his well-known pulpit few days, publish the first number of, eloquence) took occasion, in the con

Descriptions Historical and Architectuclusion of his discourse, forcibly to vin- ralof splendid Palaces, and celebrated

Buildings, English and Foreign, with dicate the efficacy of vaccine innocu- Biágraphical notices of their Founders lation as a preventive of small-pox. or Builders, and other eminent persons. The sermon is published under the di. This work, printed in quarto, will be rection of the Managers of the Cha- comprised in six monthly parts, and rity ; with the double view of remov

embellished with highly-finished engraing prejudices against vaccination, and wings, by Storer, Porter, and other emi.

nent artists. of aiding their funds; and we doubt

Mr Williamson, of the Inner Temple, not that its circulation will be very has a Treatise for publication entitled, extensive.

A Companion and Guide to the Laws of England; comprising the most use

ful and interesting heads of the law; Literary Intelligence, ENGLISH and viz. the whole law relating to parish FOREIGN.

matters, bills of exchange, and promis

sory notes, wills, executors, landiord IN N a short time will be published, An and tenant, trade, puisance, master and

Essay on Theatres, and on the Pro servant, jurors, carriers, bankruptcy, priety of Vaulting them with Brick and apprentices, gaming, &c. &c. to which is Stone. Illustrated with a plan and sec added, A summary of the Laws,of Lontion for a new Theatre. The object of don. this essay, is to revive the knowledge An Irish gentleman of rank, who exemplified by the Free and Accepied lately spent three years in London, is Masons, in the construction of the preparing for publication, A Series of vaults of the ancient cathedral; and to Letters to his father in Ireland, conshow that a theatre, built upon similar taining the secret history of the British principles, would be of considerable be Court and Metropolis; and said to illus. nefit to the proprietor; both in reducing trate, with singular ability, the state of the expense of the erection, and rate of moderni manners and society. insurance ; and at the same time secure Mr W. Ward, lecturer on Experimenthe audience against the dreadful ha- tal Chemistry, has in the press, A Diczards, to which they are liable, from the tionary of Chemistry and Mineralogy, present mode in wbich these edifices which will speedily makeits appearance, are built.

in one volume, illustrated with plates, The second edition of a Treatise on The Rev. Joseph Wilson is preparing Malting, by Mr Reynoldson, late of for the press, An Introduction to But. Newark, now of Bromley, Middlesex, ler's Analogy, in a series of Letters to will appear in a few days.

a Student at the University.

The

The Rev. George Whittaker, master count of the country, will shortly of the grammar school in Southampton, appear. will in a few days publish a work de Mr Andersen, author of a Tour in signed for the use of junior boys in clas. Zealand, is preparing for publication, A sical schools ; entitled, Exempla Pro. Dane's Excursion in Britain; to consist pria, or English Sentences, translated of two or three small octavo volumes. into the Latin Language.

The Rev. Dr Washbourn, of WellinA Translation of Laborde's View of borough, is revising and correcting BiSpain, composing a descriptive itinera- shop Řeynolds on Ecclesiastes, which ty, or topographical delineation of each will appear in the course of three province, and a general statistical ac- months.

Poetry.

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Mourns for the sorrows that afflict manFOR HIS MAJESTY'S BIRTH-Day 1809.

kind. By Henry James Pye, Esq. Poet Laureat.

Go forth, my sons, he cries, my Britons

go, WILĘ Europe, with dejected eye, And rescue Europe from her ruthless foe.

Beholds around her rural reign, Behold, in arms, Austria's imperial Lord; Whilom of peace the fair domain, Behold Iberia draw the avenging sword; The Scene of desolation lie,

O let with theirs your mingling ensigns Or if with trembling hope she cast

fly, Het look on hours of glory past; In the great cause of injur'd Liberty! And bura again with virtuous flame Go forth, my sons, and to the world deHer ancient honours to reclaim,

clare, And brace the corslet on her breast, When suffering Freedom calls, Britannia's And grasp the spear and wave the arms are there.

crest, Yet lies her course through war's ensán ON THE Death of WILLIAM WRIGHT.

guin'd flood; Yet must she win her way through carnage

[Mr Wright, the subject of the following and thro' blood.

Stanzas, left his father's house on the Ah! happier Britain ! o'er thy plain

morning of the 6th of June, and three

days after, he was found dead on the moor Still snailing peace and freedom reign. And while Xhy sons, with pitying eye,

near Luckenkitt-Loch, a wild sequestered Behold the fields of ruin round them Galloway, eight or nine miles from his

scene near the source of Clouden water,

home. He seemed to have laid himself The storms that shake each neighbour down to rest, and through fatigue had fal

realm with fear, Like distant thunder die upon the ear ;

len asleep, and a chill damp evening comThey bless the halcyon hours that ing on, he had never awakened. The

grass where he lay was not in the least gave,

discomposed, nor did there appear to have To rule à people free and brave,

been any struggle in dying:A patriot Monarch all their own, Their swords his bulwark, and their

In the early period of his life Mr Wright

was a most accomplish'd scholar, and an in. hearts his throne.

mate in the house of the late celebrated Dr And while to this auspicious day Blacklock, who loved him with the affecThe More devotes her tributary lay, tion of a father. The Doctor beirig blind, he

A nation's vows in choral Pæans join, was selected to read to him poetry and And consecrate to fame " verse as mean

other works of taste, for which, from the as mine."

soft and manly tone of his voice, Mr Yet not to selfish thoughts confin'd Wright was peculiarly adapted By the Are the warm feelings of the virtuous late Earl of Selkirk he was engaged tutor mind :

at St Mary's isle, where, in the bloom of The royal Patriot, while he views youth, and in the midst of a promising liPeace O'er his realnis her bliss diffuse, terary career, he was affected with mental

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derangement, but of the most gentle and Nor yet the trembling lark upon the wing inoffensive kind. The author of this small Could rouse the peaceful slumberer from tribute to his memory past his early days his dream! near Mr Wright, and has often acconipa. But who are those that march along the nied him in his sequestered rambles, and heath, listened to the magic wandering of hisima Directed by the wild bird's plaintive cry? gination, and will ever remember his soft They find thee-stretch'd pale on the bed of and gentle manners.]

death,

Thy farewell gaze fix'd on thy native sky. THOU pensive pilgrim of the wild, adieu! Now every love-lorn swain shalt heave the For I no more shall see thy gentle form,

sigh, Gathering the flowers all wet with pearly

And on thy grave, at solemn evening dew,

hour, Or wandering careless of the mountain Beauty's soft hand shall plant, with stream.

ing-eye, Say, what dark spirit of the dreary wild Sweet emblem of her love, the daisy Allur'd thee by the mountain-lake to flower. stray

Alas, no more, dear wanderer of the wild, In desert glens, far from thy home exil'd,

Shall my lone footsteps meet thee on the Aloue upon the pathless moorland grey

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moor; Or was ic Nature in her wild array Nor thy loro look, with aspect beaming That tempted thee so oft to leave thy

mild, home?

Like the pale moon, seen through the To climb the steep-gaze on departing midnight shower. day,

Banks of Forth,2 And listen to the wild wind's plaintive

June 1809. moan ?

AD AMICOM. For dear to thee was nature's varying form,

Or in her savage gloom, or softest smile, SAY, when Remembrance wakes again The whispering billow, or the roaring The beauty of the classic plain,

Where once in early youth we stray'd, That heaves the wave round dark St MąShall not the converse of the glade,

Arise, my friend, to fancy's view, Oft have I pull'd with thee the wild

And thought of other days renew ?

When down the vale wc rov'd along, wood flower,

The warbler's gratulating song And listen'd to thy tale of luckless love

Would seem to meet the op'ning year, Ere my young heart had yielded to its The promis'd blossoming to chear ; pow'r,

Has not the eye of friendship seen, And wonder'd woman could unfaithful

When budo expand and corn is green, prove.

With brighter joy the sun-beams play, Love's early blossoms by the hand of power The linnet pour a warmer lay, Was blasted, and thou felt'st the bitter The tow'ring lark delight to sing, throe,

And hail the symphony of spring ? But Mania built for chee her fairy bower, So shall the friend of nature join, Her sweet illusions south'd thy bosom's And feel the unison divine :

But, when the pledge of future praise, The classic page to thee was more endear'd The poet's kindling thought shall raise, And every star that rolls along the sky,

When, as he hails the gen'ral plan, The emerald vesture of the earth appeard And all his love descends on man, With double lustre to thy raptur'd eye.

The spring of friendship shall appear,

The op'ning thought to wisdom dear, All faint and weary as thou sunk'st to rest, How shall he pour the fervent pray'i, Sweet dreams of bliss thy heavy eye-lido The earnest wish, the tender care, close,

And twine the wreach of future fame Nature receiv'd thee on a mother's breast, Around the silent cherish'd name. And the grey lapwing sung thee to re

Then, let me ever curn to thee, pose.

And feel che glowing sympathy, And still she wonder'd why thou slept'st so Say, Shall I follow thy career, long,

And swell with hope or think with fear, Nor the bright moon, nor yet the sun's When list'ning dubious to the gale, warm beam, That fills with joy the spreading sail,

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To peaceful Camus I repair,

What time the preachings, like a plague, And mark with all a brother's care !

Disperse the Glasgow beaux; No more his verdant banks along

And locks of gospel ministers Shall Thames invite the rural song,

Come cawiny in like crows; That, as it caught the Mantuan strain,

A gay gelding James Ker has hired, Would raise the glory of the plain,

For which he pays a crown;
Where learning still her honor'd seat And he that never rode before,
Delights to hold, the lov'd retreat

Ariding now is goue.
Of former bands, whose ancient fire
Kindles the genius of the lyre;.--

When o'er the bridge, and forth the town, Though oft amid the ethic sule,

And past the toll, wot, And sombre precepts of the school,

James waved his whip aloft in air, Again with these the classic pow'r

The horse began to trot. Divide, my friend, the silent hour,

Tranıp, tramp, along the road he speeds, No more along the sacred hall,

The sparkling pebbles fly,
That youth and friendship dear recal, Huzza ! James Ker can ride apace !*
Shall each associate voice retrace,

Ah ! why dost bump so high?
The virtues of a former race,
There wisdoni seem'd with purer glow, And now a village, calm and fair,
To bid the mutual rapture flow,

Fast rises to the view;
And youth ingenuous to dispense,

With dogs and cats and wives at doors; The stream of wit and innocence.

Says James, what shall I do! Green Eton, from the cherish'd fields The wives did stare, the dogs did bark, Reluctant to her Granta yields

The cats astounded fled, Her frequent pride, the future lay

James scarce could sit the saddle tree, The splendour of a coming day.

Nor dared to turn his head, As when the swain, whose wishes rise

A churlish cur, a terrier fierce, In early spring to future skies,

With hideous bark and bay, And to the genial womh of earth

Pursued the horse's trotting heels-
In hope commit the promis'd birth,

James danın'd the dog away;
With transport views the coming flow'r,
That op'ning claims the vernal show'r, But still it ran, and bark'd and bay'd,
And, as refreshing dews descend,

The wives began'to shout;
And nurt'ring suns their influence lend, James roused his heart and whipt behind;-
It blossomo fair,---its course is' run,'

He could not look about. And soon the beauteous light of sun

Sometimes the lash it bit the horse, Shall close upon the petal's bloom,

And faster on went he, The witness of an early doom.

Sometimes the dog it touch'd; says James, The coming spring shall yet restore

* What shall become of me!" Its wonted dies, but we no more, Alas! shall gladden in the train,

At length en desperation raised,

He lashes' with effect; And pour the friendship of the plain,

The whipstring with a manful smack But, oh! whatever scenes engage

Knots round the terrier's neck. My friend, amid this dawn of age,

“ Well done, well done, we true he's nane My warmest wish is ever there, And breathes a gratulating pray'r.

“ O'the godless Glasgow gang ;

" But a player loon from London come, London, ? 1808. S

7. A.

“ The dog, the dog he'll hang."

And hang'd he was, and dragged by James THE GLASGOW GARLAND. Triumphant through the town; AN EXCELLENT NEW SONG,

And still the village wives proclaim

The rider loon's renown. JAM (AMES KER, that was a packman bold,

Through all the country known, So may ye see that praise and fame Stands in a shop in Glasgow town

Still wait upon success; James Ker doth call his own.

Good luck with some, than slight of art, When he had kept this goodly shop

Is neither more nor, less. A twelvemonth and a day,

Now let us sing long live the king, He seized the ellwand valiantly,

And may he, like James Ker, And to himself did say:

Ride forth and ac his whipsuring end " W boots it, man! to top and thrive,

Drag Nap the Terrier.

7. G. “ All in a shop forlorn? « I'll hire a horse, I'll spend a pound,

PRO. " As sure as I am born!

* Lenora-Burger.

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