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BEL but they want power, which we are afraid Hervey’s com

WHERE IS MISS MYRTLE ? positions will always want, The Rev. Charles Hoyle

AIR" Sweet Kitty Clover." ; has a number of sonnets scattered through the volume; « Where is Miss Myrtle?-can any one tell? but they are all as dull as they can be r we do not say Where is she gone, where is she gone? they are destitute of talent, but they are terribly dull. She flirts with another, I know very well; James Montgomery continues to write pretty profusely

Aud I-am left all alone! in the Annuals; but we cannot say that his minor pieces She flies to the window when Arundel rings;

Alaric appear to us in general worthy of their author.

She's all over smiles when Lord Archibald sings;

It's plain that her Cupid has two pair of wings; Watts has himself three or four very pleasing and beau

Where is she gone, where is she gone? Stiful poems in his Souvenir. “ The Anniversary,” in Her love and my love are different things; particular, is one of his happiest efforts. Who the author And I-am left all alone! of" Lillian" is we do not know, but it is evidently a person of considerable poetical ability, as the following

s! I brought her one morning a rose for her brow; touching and original composition proves :

Where is she gone, where is she gone?

She told me such horrors were never worn now :
HOW SHALL I WOO HER ?

And I-am left all alone!

But I saw her at night with a rosè in her hair,
By the Author of " Lillian.

And I guess who it came from, of course, I don't care! “ How shall I woo her?-I will stand

We all know that girls are as false as they're fair;
Beside her when she sings;

Where is she gone, where is she gone ?
And watch that fine and fairy hand

I'm sure the lieutenant's a horrible bear :
Flit o'er the quivering strings :

And I-am lett all alone!
And I will tell her I have heard,
Though sweet her song may be,

“ Whenever we go to the Downs for a ride,
A voice, whose every whisper'd word

Where is she gone, where is she gone?
Was more than song to me!

She looks for another to trot by her side:

And I-am left all alone!
“ How shall I woo her ?-I will gaze

And whenever I take her down stairs from a ball,
In sad and silent trance,

She nods to some puppy to put on her shawl: ", in po
On those blue eyes whose liquid rays

I'm a peaceable man, and I don't like a brawl;
Look love in every glance;

Where is she gone, where is she gone?
And I will tell her eyes more bright,

But I would give a trifle to horse whip them all;
Though bright her own may beam,

And I-am left all alone!
Will fling a deeper spell to-night
Upon me in my dream.

“ She tells me her mother belongs to the sect,

Where is she gone, where is she gone? « How shall I woo her?-I will try

Which holds that all waltzing is quite incorrect, inri
The charms of olden time,

And I am left all alone!
And swear by earth, and sea, and sky,

But a fire's in my heart, and a fire's in my brain,
And rave in prose and rhyme;

When she waltzes away with Sir Phelim O'Sliane;
And I will tell her when I bent

I don't think I ever can ask her again, ben
My knee in other years,

Where is she goue, where is she gone, ".
I was not half so eloquent,-

And, lord since the summer she's grown very plais,
I could not speak for tears !

And I-am left all alone! “ How shall I woo her?-I will bow

* She said that she liked 'me'a twelvemonth ago,
Before the holy shrine;

Where is she gone, where is she gone?
And pray the prayer, and vow the votv,

And how should I guess that she'd torture me so ?

And I-am left all alone!
And press her lips to mine;
And I will tell her when she parts

Some day she'll find out it was not very wise,
From passion's thrilling kiss,

To laugh at the breath of a true-lover's sighs;
That Memory, to many hearts,

After all,-Fanny Myrtle is not such a prize!
Is dearer far than bliss.

Where is she gone, where is she gone?

Louisa Dalrymple has exquisite eyes:
Away! away! the chords are mute, '5'6.1!:

And I'll be-110 longer alone!"
The bond is rent in twain ; *; 105, tftite), 10- We have scarcely said any thing of the prose Tales ;
You cannot wake that sitent lute,

and the reason is, that we have only read' one or two of Nor dasp those links again :

them. We can easily perceive, however, that some of PH Love's toil, I know, is little cost,

them are excellent. They are contributed by Mr Fraser, 1-1, Love's perjury is light sin; But souls that lose what I have lost,

the author of “ The Kuzzilbash,”-by Mr Leitch Ritchie, What have they left to win?"

the author of “ Tales and Confessions,"_by Miss Mit

ford, -by Mr Macfarlave, the author of " Constantinople There is a good poem by Barry Cornwall, called " The in 1828,”—by Derwent Conway,—by William Howit,Ruins of Time;" and a very respectable one by Mr Moir, and by the authors of Selwyn

» 'and « Tales of the called “Flodden Field.” Thomas Haynes Bayley has | O'Hara Family.” There are three anonymous sketches, some humorons stanzas called " Vanity Fair," and svine called '“ The Last Man in Town,” “ The Discovery," and graver and better ones called “ The Neglected Child." "Morning Calls,” which appear 'to us very poor, and We like also Lunacy,” by John Bowring, ". The which we wish had been omitted,' Take it for all in all, Legend of the Drachenfels,” by Winthrop Mackworth however, this is a volume calculated to afford amusement Praed, the “ Sonnets to Columbus," by Sir Aubrey de for many a long winter night. Vere, Bart., and the “ Address to certain Gold Fishes," by Hartley Coleridge, a young man of great genius, but

The Amulet ; a Christian and Literary Remembrancer. we are afraid never destined to turn it to good praetical

Edited by 8. C. Hall. i London. . Frederick Wesley account. The three poems by the three American poets

& A. H. Davis, 1830. - 12mo, pp. 392. ? are all interesting. “A Summer Scene,” by Robert Morris of Philadelphia, is one of the best things in the vo- The Amulet ranks high among the Annuals. The lame, and certainly calculated to make some of our own lighter character of the work is judiciously tempered by minstrels look to their laurels. We have room for only the interspersion of graver and more solid materials. me other quotation, and it shall be a lively anonymous “While endeavouring to contribute,” says the Editor, “to piece, entitled,

the innocent amusement of the most social period of the

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started in 1823, being the oldes is off the field, he

year, I have never ceased to remember that information They fled, but their Memory remains, may be blended with amusement, and that Religion is al

Nor shall from my bosom renove; s. ways most powerfal when she is made to delight those

As the fugitive flood still retains, it is whom it is her office to instruct.”. The present volume,

Reflected, the banks of the Dovest wolistad

turi niliamus enne att din ur which is the fifth of the series, does no discredit to those

“ But I go! for the Dove's crystal wave which have preceded it. ", The prose contributions are,-- Now murmurs, cornmix with my tears; kad “ The Two Delhis,' a spirited Turkish tale,--a paper en My mother is laid in her gráve, tud woda titled, “ Are there more Inhabited Worlds than our Where yon hallow'd turret appears it al zu 7 Globe ?" by Edward Walsh, M.D. Physician to his Ma

Ye villagers, think of the spot ati cu bisht seule jesty's Forces, a little commonplace, and rather long-b!

And lay me beside her I love; u ban de “ Annie Leslie, an Irish Tale,” by Mrs 8. C. Hall, whose

For here, in my birth-place forgot, fyrib din

I'll sleep on the banks of the Dove! 8 ang style is a pleasant union of the excellences of Miss Edgeworth and Miss Mitford," The Glen of St Kylas, by

1. bund sds 20 Mr Carne, the author of " Letters from the East,"

"in Tbe

may ber loved spirit descend; od dom na al Lost Life;" a clever sketeh by Miss Jewsbury, A Tale And tell me, though hid from my sighted adT of Pentland," 1 by the Ettrick Shepherd, full of graphic

She still is my guardian and friend ! s ot vald power and strong interest, like nenrly all Hovg's tales,

The thought of her presence shall keep rol SdT « We'll see about it," another Irish sketch, by Mrs Hall,

My footsteps, when teinpted to roven zal “ The Anxious Wife," by ber husband, Mr 'Hall,

And sweeten my woes while I werpse A

For her, and the banks of the Dove siam vi “ The First Invasion of Ireland, with some account of the Irish Herculaneum," by the Reverend Robert Walsh,

We are often protoked, in looking over the 'Amirals, “ A Castle in the Air,” by Miss Mitford and “ The to see how feebly and poorly some of the beautiful embelAustral Chier," by the Reverend William Ellis, author of lishments are illustrated by the accompanying poems. This “ Polynesian Researches.". anos

is painfully conspicuous in one or two instances in the The poetry is not less varied. The best piedes are the Amulet. The engraving alone of the" Minstrel of Chafollowing : - My Native Vale," by Allan Cunningham,

mouni cost 145 guineas, and that of the Crucifixion" “ The Unknown Poet's Grave," by L, E.L.,-" Å Lay 180, the rest in proportion; yet there is tiot one of them of the Martyrs,'' by the Ettrick Shepherd, The Hu- to which any thing like justice is done." The Gleaner," man Heart," by the Houourable Mrs Norton, An Old which is a glorious picture is almost destroyed by some Man's Story," by Mrs Howitt, and " A Domestic Scene;"' namby-pamby vérses of Bernard Barton; and the Minby Mrs "Hemans. *** There are also poems entitled «The strel of Chamouni" hardly escapes any better out of the Fisherman's Children, "by Charles Swain, *1The Tenth hands of Mrs Pickersgill. 1. Many of the others are not Plague,"by £. WCoxe, -- "The Banks of the Dove," by M. noticed at all

. Leslie s painting of the * Sisters of BethT. Sadler, M.P., –and “Thoughts on Flowers," by Henry any” is a splendid, production, and has been substituted G. Bell. To show that a member of Parliament may be for another since we noticed the plates. This is all we thought a good politician, and be but a poor poet, we shall can say of the Amulet at present, but it is a very basty give, as matter, of curiosity, Mr Sadler's verses ;

and imperfect notice... *** 911 505 t'l os istguer dat 786.8018,1 THE BANKS OF tuk' DOVE isso proud to be

<trvuti pui lost 1918 codoro anich By Michael Thomas Sadler, M. P... bole's ines

Friendship's Offering ; a Literary Album, and Christmas

and New Year's Present, for 1830. London: Sunith, EN ON LEAYING MY'NatIVE VILLAGE IN EARLY Youtu. Elder, & Co. 1830. lžmo, pp. 384. is ni dose “ Adieu to the banks of the Dove! *}]1.37!!! My happiest moments are flown;..,

Mr PRINGLE, the Editor of Friendship's Offering, which I must leave the retreats that I love, is the second oldest of all the Annuals,--the Forget-me-Nót

, For scenes far remote and unknown: which

us, that But wherever

my
lot
may

be cast,
Whatever my fortunes may prove,

is desirous of making his work more decidedly Scottish in I shall dwell on the days that are past, And sigh for the banks of the Dove il se pas

character than any of its competitors. 4" This is of itself a

circumstanice sufficient to make it fuvourably received me “ Ye friends of my earliest youth,

this side of the Tweed, independent of the fact that, in From you how reluctant I partives

point of embellishment, 'none of the Annuals surpass the Your friendship was founded on truth, in

Friendship's Offering, while, in point of literary contenti, And shall ne'er be erased from my heart. it need scarcely fear a comparison with the best!! Beides Companious, perhaps, 1 may find,

most of the authors we have already mentioned, we find But where shall I meet with such love?!?

contributions in this work,' bothrin prose and verse from With attachments so lasting and kind,

the amiable Editor hitself,_ William Kennedy, whose As I leaye on the banks of the Dove?

healthy manly style we always recognise with pleasures Thou sweet little village, farewell to the business Henry Mackenzie; whose classical pen we fenred had been Every object around thee is dear ;

Irld aside for ever, and the very clever and alwaysamsEvery woodland, and meadow, and dell,

sing "Authors of the Odd Volune". "All these are of Where I wanderd for many a year ;

the North Countrie;" and affordi no mean accession of scenes which could rapture impart,

strength to the work.* We can find room just now fe These seats of contentment and love,

only the following spirited lines : 139.101 Oma su lo slose And thee! the home of my heart,

banks of the Dove!! !! *mt st" ut sich eine how eti 1894 zila gaivis bwini w I leave, and

THIRTY YEARSaqe91 bus dgid bland “ The hours of my childhood are past,

By William Kennedy.
They seem even now as a dream;

“ Summers I've number'd three times ten, limassal T They glided as peaceful and fast

I'm a fitting mate for the goodliest men ;31) TRY As the waves of this beautiful stream:

Yet the blood red-rushing

from my heart, id butik

With a food of life to each colder part,
Being at present so circumstanced, as to prevent me from writing When I think of what will be in Thirty Years.

Recoils like a steed from hostile spears,
any
The Amulet," – place at your dispositif somed interesting work,
some lines, which, though it) Radikan allts.

oli

Jard they may deserve litile notice, were written at an age and on an oe. “ In thirty years, these locks-so gay casion that may, perhaps, disarm eriticisin. ** 11,1

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Lift, Most sincerely yours,

This a long-forsaken hearth, ****
S. C. Hall, Esq.

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O'er the smooth white of an ample brown

therer is, among other things, a delightful paper by Mrs Will lie frequent tracks of Time's rusty plough :

Barbauld, and one or two pictures of children enough to The rose will fly from my sinking cheek,

make old men young again—so full are they of life, naMy mellow tones will wax sharp and weak; The limb, that seems turn'd in ivory,

ture, happiness, and beauty. We also discover, among a Will sink like the branch of a blasted tree;

great deal of very pretty poetry, some verses by our own And the faithful face of the looking-glass and

“ Gertrude, already known to the readers of the LITEWill show but the phantom of what I was.

RARY JOURNAL, which we think not the least interesting “ Nor is it the worst, that a noble form

in the volume, though we say it who should not say it. Must yield up its core to the canker worm;

- In Mrs Watts) New Year's Gift, we find things no Other and darker change may come,

less delicious; but, instead of speaking of them, we shall With dismal signs of a certain doom;

quote, in the first place, Age can fix its stern control

ili finans' "'A PUZZLE,' Over the heart and over the soul; It can sweep the heart of its high-wrought feelings ;

In which I give a few particulars of my own life and chaIt can rob the soul of its bright revealings;

josracter, but withhold my name. 1.904. The hate, that roll'd like Hell's sulphur tide,

*** I shall not commence, like most autobiographers, with May to a stagnant pool subside;

an account of my birth, parentage, and education. 1 The love that blazed, a celestial flame, 13 de

"The first and second I have important reasons for conMay wane to a glimmering of shame

cealing; and the third, education, was to me unnecessary, A wretched flicker, that guides to gold,

I was a natural genius,--my powers were all innate. In For which the dotard's peace is sold - it! my earliest infancy, I enlightened and improved more huAnd the spirit--the spirit !-whose far-away flight

man beings 'than the wisest sages and profoundest philosoMocks the tardy motion of light,

phers ever hoped to do, in their fondest schemes for the beWhich, by its own great impulse driven,

nefit of the human race. *** Roams free in the limitless walks of Heaven__111411 lech 10. Do not suppose that I conceal my origin from false

May quiver and fall like a butterfly,'qidimby Bb shame. On the contrary, I can outvie in antiquity the * When a storm has blacken'd the summer sky,

proudest prince on earth ; and if the Chinese can prove that A thing of pitiful hopes and fears, 11 il.

their first king, Puon-ku, reigned vinety-six millions of Crush'd by the trample of Thirty Years. : toutes ! years before the Christian era, I can bring undeniable proof

that I reigned before him. 5* Thirty summers, past and gone,!!!12 stunder

w I am a great and rapid traveller. It is recorded, that Are crumpted by Memory into one z wysostin Stil doth thy screech-owl, Memory ! bover 11: "541

Euchides, a citizen of Platæay walked to Delphi, and re

turned with the sacred fire, before sudset-having walked Around, and shriek, : The best is over!' The torch of the harpy years has tainted var tu boxusel

one hundred and twenty-five miles in one day. I performed The glorious banquet Fancy painted;

the journey in less than half the time! As a felon, whose day of Hope is done,

Ir vi villt I have heard of riding wagers, 'Who meets his farewell morning sun,

Where horses have been nimbler than the sands I see that my sands will soon be town, isi initions

That run i' th clock's behalf.' :-While in life's cold hall I must watch alone, i Y ) I have excelled them all! I visited America long before With nought to remind me of bygone hours, Li D11B

Columbus was burn, I have long ago anticipated Captain But dying torches and fading flowers,

Parry, in making the north-west passage to China ;-if he And bread that hath polluted been,

had followed my path, he would have found no interruption "And fruit all rottenness within,

from the ice, My constitution can endure extremes-heat And wine that turns young 'smiles to tears

and cold are alike indifferent to me; I have, therefore, gone Such is the promise of Thirty Years.”

farther into the interior of Africa ihan Park or Bowditch This can scarcely be considered as a notice of Friend-ever attempted.. I have also crossed the Andes, with moru ship's Offering. We shall do it more justice by and by,

ease and expedition than Captain Ilead.

“Some Irishman said, that no man could be in two

places at once, barring he was a bird.' I can. I have been The Gem, & Literary Annual, London. W. Marshall. in more than two huudred places at the same tine! 1830.

“Do not think that I assume to myself an attribute of We have just received the Gem, and have looked over Deity. There are more than two thousand places where I

am not ! it with much pleasure. It is evidently greatly superior “ I have been an eye-witness of many of the most remarkto what it was last year, when it was edited by Thomas able events in history, sacred and profane. Hood. The present editor conceals his name, but we “ I was present at those most sublime and awful periods, have reason to know that he is a young man of much pro- —the Resurrection and Ascension. I was present with St mise. The embellishments are for the most part, yery Paul, at his conversion; and also when he made Felix happily chosen ; and in the literary contents there is a tremble. 1 accompanied Titus, the delight of mankind, freshness, and often a vigour, which we do not find so his

property for the relief of the sufferers froin an eruption

in all his deeds of mercy, and was present when he gave up conspicuous elsewhere. We observe, that in addition to of Mount Vesuvius. I was inseparable from King Alfred. the greater number of the names we have already men- I witnessed the devoted affection of Queen Eleanor, who tioned, Horace Smith, John Malcolm, Miss Isabel Hill, sucked the poison from her husband's wound at the risk of William Jerdan, E. M. Fitzgerald, James Kenney, and her own life. I was also at Calais, when Queen Philippa others, are contributors. We shall gratify ourselves and used her benevolent influence to preserve the lives of six ciour readers by noticing the contents more fully as soon tizens who had offered themselves to save their city. * we can command time, and we anticipate, that in the Jew-You are mistaken. He was present at the Cruci

“ You have already guessed that I ain the Wandering scale of the comparative merits of all the Annuals which tixion—I was not, we intend giving this year as we did last, the Gem will “ It is my greatest glory, that I have seldom been present hold a high and respectable place."

at outrageous deeds of sin aud wickedness ; indeed, my very

presence is often sufficient to deter men from deeds of evil. The Juvenile Forget-me-Not A Christmas and New Plots, contrived with the greatest secresy, are sooner or later Year's Gift, or Birthday Present, for the Year 1830. brought to me, and I am generally enabled to subvert them. Edited by Mrs S. C. Hall. London. N. Hailes. racteristics, I may affirm that I have no dark side in my

As candour and sincerity are my distinguishing chaPp. 229.

own disposition or conduct. The New Year's Gift; and Juvenile Souvenir. Edited w I may also declare, without conceit, that I excel in paint

by Mrs Alaric Watts. London. Longman, Rees, ing; and that Raphael and Ruben's were as much indebted Orme, and Co. 1830. Pp. 240.is ir ritari.

to my instructions, as Reynolds and Lawrence have been in These are two as pretty books as a little boy or girl, or note, though I am well ver sud it the science of harmony.

later times. I have no ear for music, nor can I produce a a young master or miss, could wish to have.

** It is to the science of optics that I chiefly devote myself,

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and have done more to its elucidation than mest practical tinctly than he has done. As to bis impartiality, we men. I owe a debt of gratitude to Sir Isaac Newtou: his confess we were not altogether so sure ; for we were well discoveries and writings have developed my faculties, and aware that the natural tendency of the education of a enlarged my capacity,

“Peets of renowu bave celebrated my praise ; but to the clergyman of the Church of England was to foster erery best of poets, Homer and Milton, I was almost a stranger. kind of prejudice against the leader of the Independents

, I am not known as an author, and I never preached a ser- and the obstinate enemy of all prelacy: But we are hap. mon; yet my Reflections on Mankind' have been of in- py to say that our fears have proved unfounded, and that calculable benefit to the human race. Crities will tell you as far as we can judge from the contents of the first vothat these reflections are not solid,-in fact, have no weight, lume, which takes us down to the death of Charles L., though they confess they bear some colour of truth. Dr Russell has allowed himself to be led away by the

“ I will confess my want of gravity ; but I have other pro- prepossessions neither of one party nor the other, but tias an unvaried rectitude of principle, and pursue that line of throughout expressed his opinions candidly, temperately

, conduct which leads me directly to my object. My power and, we think, justly: Thus, while his style is charzesurpasses that of the greatest potentate on earth; yet so far terised by great precision, and that useful strength which from exciting fear, or terror, by my presence, fear flies at arises from the rejection of all superfluous ortament, the my approach. I am the harbinger of joy, and it is only in reader, who is anxious only to investigate the truth, may my absence that men turn pale with affright!..

safely take him for a gaiđe, and will find him one who “My form is slender and agile. I can pass through the thinks for himself, without being either too tarne er loo narrowest passage ; yet I am, at times, so large, that the violent. We do not, of course, mean to say that the book most spacious chamber will not contain me.

“ I cannot describe to you the garb by which to recognize contains no statements which may not be cavilled at ly me, as I vary it continually, both in form and colour ; and the partisans of either side ; but only that the author is without vanity or extravagance, I conform to every variety fairly entitled to claim to himself the merit of having of fashion. My constitution is such, that I cannot exist in avoided the two extremes, and of having given an itu a dungeon, nor even in a room, if the shutters be closed, and partial view of Cromwell's conduct, in his early life, il have no aperture. But I must now.conclude with a most his first entrance upon public business, in his achievehumiliating confession : you have heard the German story of a man who had no shadow—I am in the same predica- That he will be equally impartial when he comes to speak

ments as a soldier, and in his rise to political parver." ment!”

To this, we shall add the following little poem by Mrs of his government of the three kingdoms, we bare every Heinaus, which ought to be set to music immediately, reason to hope, his character, throughout being made to and sung everywhere :

depend upon his actions, and the reader being constantly supplied with evidence, by means of which he may mt

only form his own judgment, but may also ascertain the By Mrs Hemans.

accuracy of the opinionis which have been propagated by “ O'er the far blue mountains,

others. ()'er the white sea-foam

Such being the view we entertain of Dr Russell's Life Come, thou long-parted one!

of Cromwell upon these essential points, we need scarcely Back to thy home. When the bright fire shineth,

add, that we look upon it as likely to prove, when comSad looks thy place;

pleted, a valuable and excellent work. The period of While the true heart pineth,

British history which it embraces is, without question, the 11,'. Missing thy face

most important in the annals of this country, and though 21:4, O'er the far blue mountains,

a great deal has already been written upon it, the story O'er the white sea-foam,

can afford to be told over and over again every fifty years; Come, thou long-parted one! Back to thy home.

for every new generation likes to have these great erents

put into their own language by some of their own con“ Music is sorrowful

temporaries. It is, of course, needless to enter here into Since thou wert gone;

any analysis of Cromwell's career; and we shall reserve Sisters are mourning thee

some farther remarks, which we may have to make upon Come to thine own!

Dr Russell's work, till the appearance of the second reTRY! Hark! the home-voices call,

lume. Meantime, the following passage, descriptive of Back to thy, l'est !

Croinwell's Parliamentary abilities, and of his personal ervode. Come to thy father's hall, Thy mother's breast !

appearance, affords a fair specimen of our author's style: Ver the far blue mountains,

"No wise panegyrist of Cromwell will maintain that, in O'er the white sea-fourn,

point of wealth, leurning. eloquence, dress, or any external "! Come, thou long-parted ove! "

.00 9400' accomplishment, he could bear a comparison with the maBack to thy home!”, Soi con glipe.jority of the members even of the Long Parliament. The We have, at present, given our readers only a few ge exercise of talents which were entirely independent of those

secret of his elevation, therefore, must be sought for in the neral ideas regurding these delightful books; but they outward advantages, which, in the first instance at least, will not be surprised at our not being more minute, when conciliate attention, and bespeak a favoarable bearing even they consider that we are not only the first in Scotland in the most factious assembly. Fervour, zeal, and knowto speak of them at all, but that we have also the start of ledye of the subject under debate, command at length the the London Periodical Press.

most reluctant auditor, and confer the charm of oratery on

a bare statement of facts. We fiad accurdingly that he Life of Oliver Cromwell. By the. Rev., M. Russell, ments, though. delivered without grace, eloquence, or even

gained the respect of the House by the depth of his argt LLD. In two volumes. Vol. I. being Volume clearness; and he gravlually rose in the favour of the more XLVII. of Constable's Miscellany. Edinburgh, 1829. discerning of the members, by his penetration, bis unwearid What the readers of a popular work like Constable's himself to the dispositions of the leading persons of his own

diligence, his courage, and perseverance. He accommo-lated Miscellany naturally look for in a Life' of Oliver Cromn-"side; he studied carefully the views and tenper of every well, is clearness and impartiality. From what tre know one whose influenet was likely to shape the determinaticas of Dr Russell's literary acquirements, we never entertain of his compatriots, and he availed himself equally of the ed any doubt, that in the first of these respects his book strength and of the weakness of character which he found would be exactly what it ought to be! We find, accord prevailing around him. ingly, that to great simplicity of narrative heunites great History of Cromwell, may be properly concluded with a

“ This chapter, which has been devoted to the doroestic accuracy of information, and that no one could have told short ilescription of his person. He is said to have been in the story of Cromwell's extraordinary eareer mure dis- early life of a rolsust make and constitution, and his aspers

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manly, though clownish. At a later period, he became added to his knowledge, and matured his judgment. In
what Noble calls rather a coarsenlooking man' He had
allxiety which surrounded the bigla station to which he ul- from the papers of the deceased will naturally comprehend
suffered much from the fatigues of a military, lite, from the regard to posthumous publications, however, the very re-

verse of all this is to be apprehended. The first selection
timately attained, and perhaps from the disappointments
incident to an ambition which aspired to a sthi more lofty such as are of most value; and if, by the success of one
eminence. His countenance was usually weather-beaten volume, the editor is tempted to add a second, his choice

bis complexion sallow, his fentures strongly marked, and is now limited to the pieces, which he formerly rejected. TESTERE his nose of a faming red. In a volume entitled Butler's It was perhaps owing to his consciousness of lying under

Remains, it is said that ' Cromwell wants neither vard, this disadvantage, that the editor has sought to give inde robe nor armour; his face was naturally buff, and '}is skin terest to the present volume, by something of novelty in

may furnish you with a rusty coat of mail; you would
think he had been christened in a lime-pit, and tanned alive." its arrangement, and variety in its contents. It consists,
There is inuch more abuse of this contemptible kind to be for the most part, of Discourses, so arranged with their
found in other royalist writers, who, when the government appropriate prayers and psalms, as to form a sort of Di-
was restored, thought they could not supply too strong food rectory for Presbyterian worship. All this is in our

to gratify the appetite for revenge which the severities of opinion, a little unnecessary, since such an arrangement Peter DN the Protectorate had exeited It is not to be questioned, and such materials, being suited to the service of the Sabu Cobowever, that his physiognomy must have presented a par- bath, and the less circuni soribed time of those who assem

ticular cauformation. Clarendon says, that he had Duele thing singular and ungracious in his look and appearance." ble for the purpose of public worship, will not be found

And a lady, who records her recollections of him in the An- available for family devotion; nor can we allow that, even bual Register, remarks, that when she saw him, his face on the score of curiosity, such a formula can be of value, was very pale, and his nose of a deep red." ;*

11!! since, it may be presumed, that it is already sufficiently fa- To this, we may add another passage, indicative of the miliar to those who are likely to be readers of Mr. Gracie's tone of impartiality which pervades the whole work ;,*** volume. We are not aware that our established church

* But it must not be concealed that, associated with the holds so mean a place among Christian communities, as din lume extravagance and affectation which deformed a large portion to be in danger of letting its form of public worship be

of English society, there was much sound principle, virtue forgotten, or saved from becoming the subject of antiquatement and patriotism. "On both sides we see many things worthy rian research, only by the existence of the publication now

people are about to take the field in the cause of liberty, upon under review. Besides a complete Communion Service,

which the recent practice of the government 'had unques this volume contains several miscellaneous Discourses, and A tionably made some serious encroachments; and, on the an Essay on the Reasonableness and Advantages of Prayer, free other, a generous nobility, supported by the great body of which, though not quite equal to some of the Discourses 320 in the minor barons of the kingdom, present themselves in the in his former volume, are all marked with that winning

attitude of defending their sovereign against the fury of de simplicity, good sense, and occasional warmth of feeling
mocratical ambition, which threatened to tread the crown and eloquence, which characterise all that we have seen
and sceptre in the dust. If on either part there was an er-
Tor, it arose from the undue intensity of a laudable motive. of Mr Gracie's pulpit compositions. The Prayers, of which

As in the physical constitution of the atmosphere, the prin there are several, are not among the least creditable parts to per il ciples which compose the invisible Huid wbieh ministers to of the work : they are neither frigidly elaborate, nor mij life may be a slight excess of one of the ingredients, be carelessly familiar, they are generally appropriate, elo

converted into a most virulenti poison; so in the temper of quent, and sufficiently enriched, though not cumbered,
the British people at that important crisis, the infusiou of with Scripture pbraseology.- Mr Gracie appears to have
an intemperate zeal for matters of inferior consequence, pro-
cipitated the most virtuous nation in Europe into the mi- entertained

a proper sense of the dignity of his profession, series of a civil war.

and the importance of its duties. We have no hesitation Before concluding, we may remark,' that we are not in again recommending his Discourses to the favour of

Pe 10 ULTRI quite pleased with the manner in which the important the public. battle of Marston-Moor is described. The whole details Journal of that day, called the Mercurius Britannicus, in

History of the Town of Greenel

By Daniel Weir.

8vo. Pp. 126. 17 stead of being taken from various sources, and moulded by the author into a distinct' narrative of his own. "The

This is, of course, a work more of local than of general battle of Naseby is much better told, and shows what Dr interest. Mr Weir is well known, in the West country, ce Rusself can do when he chooses. If his second volume as an amiable and modest writer, and the author of a

be as good as his firstwe scarcely know any work which number of very pretty verses. His History of Greenock, has yet appeared in the Miscellany that we shall look though the contents are somewhat deficient in lucid arupon as thore entitled to popular favour..itistes rangement, for which, indeed, he apologises in the Pre

face, is sensibly written, and is creditable to his industry

and Public Worship and Miscellaneous Discourses. By the

research, 1. date. Rev. Archibald Gracie Edinburgla. Waugh merely a single row of thatched houses, and, in the year

At the beginning of the 18th century, Greenock was " and Innes. ''1829. Bro. Pp. 459..

1716, it contained only four slated tenements. A harbour, od: We had occasion, about the end of last winter, to nor however, was built, and the town continued to increase tice at some length a volume of Sermons selected from the slowly. In 1755, the population did not exceed 3800. MSS, of the late - Mr Gracie. We are happy to find that Soon afterwards, however, its increase became more rapid, the favourable opinion which we expressed of these ser- and it started up into a flourishing seaport, a character mous has been confirmed by the public ; and the editor which it has ever since maintained. Its present populaPleads, the approbation with which the former volume tion may be estimated at about 27,000, including seamen. was received as his apology for now presenting us with Its inhabitants, as was naturally to be expected, have been Home more of his brother's papers. This

, is rather a always more remarkable for opulence, and commercial hazardous experiment, in so far, at least as the reputation spirit, than for their attention to literature and science. of the deceasel is concerned. ii In the case of a living In 1769, the Magistrates, before they admitted Mr John author, one successful publication naturally leads was to Wilson to the superintendence of the Grammar School, expect'equal, or even greater, excellence in his next per- stipulated that he should abandon the " profane and unproprabited by the friendship, and the strictures of commenced, but existed only for about eighteen months. judicious criticism that he shall have acquired greater Several other societies for the encouragement of arts, science, correctness sin comaposition that experience shall have or literature, have been attempted since, but have never

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