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LITERARY CRITICISM.

PAO
PAGE
Keepsake, the

285
ADVENTURES of a King's Page

77
Keepsake, the Juvenile

293
Ainshe's (Hugh) Unpublished Poems

177
Keith's (Rev. A.) Truth of the Christian Religion

79
Album, the Poetical
376 Kinsey's (Rev. W. M.) Portugal Hlustrated

73, 120
Alinack's

85
Kitchiner's (W.) Housekeeper's Ledger

314
Amulet, the
275 Knight's Scroll Ornaments

176
Annals of the Peninsular Campaigns

377

Lambert's (Jos.) Observations on the Rural Affairs of Ireland 65
Annuals for 1830
236

336
Autumn in Italy

Landon's (Miss) Venetian Bracelet
ib.
Landscape Annual

307
Apollo's Gift

391
Lawson's (John) Histories of Remarkable Conspiracies

104
Bell's (Gen. Js.) Principles of the Law of Scotland

366 Le Clerc's Course of the French Language
Biebersteth's (Rev. E.) Christian Student
50 Letters on Herring Fishing

345
303 Letters from Nova Scotia, &c.

120
Biroa, the Musical

391 Library, the Family

173, 243, 317, 397
Blane's (Henry Le) Art of Tying the Cravat
161 Library, the Vestry, vol. I.

90
Book, the Young Lady's
396 Life on Board a Man-of-War

265, 304
Bradfeld's (Henry) Athenaid
411 Limington's (R. T.) Companion to the Globes

245
Brennan (Justin) on Composition and Punctuation
344 Log Book

320
Breaster's (Dr) Edinburgh Journal of Science
87, 243 Lothian's Historical atias

302
Broer's (William) Antiquities of the Jews

289
Pocket Bible Atlas

356
Brown's (Captain Thomas) Biographical Sketches, and Anec- Lotus, the

110
dotes of Dogs
7 Low's (Rev. A.) History of Scotland

206
Brunswick, the
193 Lyte's Tales in Verse

408
Burns" (Rev. Robert) Life and Writings of Dr Wodrow 159

134
Burns, (Robert,) Uopublished Remains of

319, 381 Mactaggart's (John) Three Years in Canada
Mackay's (Robert) House and Clan of Mackay

191
Carnpbell's (Rev. John) Sermons

10 M'Cleod's (Rev. Dr) New Dictionary of the Gaelic Language 110
Carpenter's (William) Popular Lectures

192 M Gregor's (John Jas.) True Stories from the History of Ireland 299
Carstairs' (Rev. A. G.) Scottish Communion-service
318 M.Kenzie's (Geo.) Manual for the Weather

351
Chambers' (Robert) Scottish Songs and Ballads
15 Madden's Travels in Turkey

203
- History of the Rebellions, &c.
19 Magazine, Sharpe's London

78, 257
Christison's (Robert) Treatise on Poisons
363 Magazine, New Monthly and London. No. ciir.

77
Chronicle, the Scots Law
356 Marriage in High Life

85
Colombe, La et le Vers luisant.
345 Martyr's (Justin) Writings and Opinions

31
Comic Annual
292 Marsh's Improved Family Journal

321
Constantini Phorphyrogeniti, &c.
90 Meek's (Rev. W.) Treatise

132
Cookson's (M. A.) Poems
193 Midshipman, Life of a

341
Cooper's Borderers
271 Mignan's (Captain R.) Travels in Chaldæa

335
American Novels

171 Morehead's (Rev. Robert) Sermon Protestantism its own
Crumpe's (Miss)Geraldine of Desmond

21
Protection'

65
Cunningham's (allad) Lives of Painters, &c.
101 Morgan's (Lady) Book of the Boudoir

144
Morrison's (John) Medicine no Mystery

162
Davenels, the
148 Mudford's Five Nights of St Albans

29
Devereux

115 Murray's (Hugh) Historical Account of Discoveries in North
Doldridge's (DI) Diary

258
America

354
Doubleday's (Thomas) Dioclesian
232 Murray's (Oliver & Boyd's) Catechisms

237
Dright's (Rev. Tim.) Sermon- The Harvest is past 371 Murrell's (John) New Book of Cookerie

196
East India and China Trade

383 Napier's (Lieut.-Col. W.) History of the Peninsular War 229
Epicharis
343 Nathan's (J.) Reminiscences of Lord Byrom

20
Essays
on the Pursuit of Truth
229 Naturalist, the British

398
Exclugves, the
410 Newnham's (Rev. T.) Pleasures of Anarchy

384
Extractor, (the) vol. 11:
107 Newspapers, American

201, 215
Esing's New General Atlas
384 New Year's Gift

277
Ering's System of Geography

ib.
Olive Branch

397
Florence, a Novel
31 Oliver Cromwell

364
Forget-Me-Not

300
Forzet-Me-Not, the Juvenile
277 Parry's (Rev. J.) Anthology

207
For's (General) History

230 Peace in Believing
Foscarini
261 Percival's (James) Poems

129
Friendship's Offering
276 Periodicals for August

138
Furiong's (Thomas) Doom of Derenzie
104 Phrenology in Edinburgh

110
Gem, the
278 Pichler's (Mad.) Waldstein

32
Gen, the Musical

397 Pitcairn's (Robert) Trials before the High Court of Justiciary
Glanæ at London, Brussels, and Paris

382
in Scotland

4, 63
Gleig's (Right Rev. Geo.) Constitution of the Scotch Episco- Poems, by a Journeyman Mason

232
pal Church
339 Polar Star of Entertainment

293
307 Poets, Specimens of the American

129
Gowrie Conspiracy
313 Prize List

137
Gracie's (Rev. A.) Discourses

279
Graham's (Res. J.) Siege of Londonderry

107 Ramsay's (Rev. E. B.) Sermon on the Nature and Obligations
Graham (W.) on the English Language

2.35

of Christian Benevolence
Grego W. R.)
Observations on Mr Stone's Pamphlet

237 | Reid's (Samuel) Political Economy
Guards, (the) a Novel.
85 Recueil de Phrases, &c.

345
Hall's (Capt. Basil) Travels in North America

Redding's (C.) Gabrielle

193
60, 88
Hamilton's (Charles) French Phraseology

Reid's (D.) on Practical Chemistry
237

407
Hay's (James, System of Mechanics

Retrospections
104

107
Hean (Geo.) Forest Scenes

Review, Westminster-Nos. XXI. XXIl.

77, 262
216
Fiealth without Physic

Review, Foreign-Nos. VII. VIII. IX.

90, 291, 395

384
Health, Simplicity of

Review, Quarterly–Nos. LXXXI. LXXXII.
205

106, 379
Heber, Life of Reginald

Review, Foreign Quarterly-Nos. VIII. IX.
280

176, 395
Heraldry of Crests

Review, Edinburgh–Nos. XCVIII. XCIX.
293

218, 379
Hints Relative to the purchase, &c. of Horses

Review, The North American-No. LXVI.

147
370
Halland's (Geo.) Enquiry into the Laws of Organic and Animal

Rhind's (W.) Studies in Natural History

366
Life

Richards' Daily Remembrancer
31

370
Hond's (Thos. ) Epping Huni

257
Ritsou's (Joseph) Letters

196
Hrde Nugent

Rogerson's (W.) Temporis Calendarium
85

307
Rose's (Cowper) Four Years in South Africa

340
tris, the
292 Russell's (Rev. Dr) Life of Oliver Cromwell

278, 397
fring's (Washington) Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada 1
tuneraries
187 Sargant's (J. A.) Life of Archbishop Cranmer

86
Selection from different Authors

266
sha's (John) History of the Hebrew Commonwealth 243 Scenes Comiques Tirées de Moliere, &c.
ateson's (Mrs) Loves of the Poets
71 Scott's (Dr) Discourses

76
zine's (Sir W.) Ilustrations of Ornithology
99 Shelley's (Percy B.) Wandering jew

43, 57
#astoo's (Geo.) Flora of Berwick-upon-Tweed
175 Sheppard's (John) Discourses

218
we's (W.) Christian Biography
90 Sherwood's (Mrs) Golden Chain

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PAGE
Shipp's (John) Memoirs
345 Some Remarks on Architecture

65
Smith's (Horace) New Forest

74 Stuart's (Sir James) Gleanings from the Portfolio of an Amateur 51
Southey's (Robert) Progress and Prospects of Society

6 Thom's Statues

10), 266
Spineto's (Marquis) Hieroglyphics

143
Souvenir, The Literary

274

THE DRAMA.
Souvenir, The Atlantic

129 Pages 39, 227, 240, 253, 268, 282, 296, 332, 345, 359, 374, 387,
Stapleton's Godesberg Castle

193 401, 415, 412.-Theatrical Gossip in every Number; also App.
Stebbing's (Rev. H.) National Portrait Gallery. Parts I. II. III. 137 pages 27, 29, 33, 35, 37.

Parts V. VI. 317
Stewart's (Thomas) Retirement

193

ORIGINAL POETRY.
Stewart's (Thomas) Epistle from Abelard to Eloisa
193 ALASTOR, Three Sonnets

83
Stories of Popular Voyages and Travels

51 ATKINSON, (Thos.) The Rover's Retreat
Stories of a Bride

344
Sonnet. The Departed

254
Strachan's (John) Walter and Emma

193
The Burial of the Brave

431
Surenne's (Gabriel) New French Manual
65 AUTHOR ESS of “ ALOYSE," To Frederick

497
BALFOUR, (ALEX.) A Lament for Culloden

111
Tales of a Briefless Barrister

380
To a Canary Bird

283
Tales of a Grandfather

105
Sonnet to the Laurel

311
Tales of the Wars of our Times
47 Bell, (HENRY G.) A Letter to my Cousin

55
Talisman, the

129
To Egeria in Absence

69
Teresa Tidy's Maxims

371
Written at Midnight

83
Token, the

129
A Letter from my cousin

110
Tower Menagerie

293
Blossoms

111
Turner's (Sir
James) Life and Times

113
Sonnet

155

Sonnets, illustrative of an Excursion to
Upham's (Edward) History of the Ottoman Empire

19
Westmoreland

184
Union with Christ

137
Song to Leila

199
Vane's (Lieut.-Gen. Charles) Narrative of the Peninsular War 229

The Bachelor's Complaint

242
Ventouillac's (L. T.) French Librarian

107
Sonnet

242
157

An Extempore to Bessy
Villemain's Cours de Litterature Prancaise

312
To Egeria

298

Lines about Love, and such-like Nonsense 310
Wallich's (N.) Plantæ Asiaticæ Rariores

382
Edinburgh Revisited

316
Walker's (Rev. J.) Sermons

45

Sonnet to Isabel
Wardlaw's (Ralph) Sermons

117
A Day's Shooting

389
Warwick's (W.) Life and Remains

292
To a Favourite Actress

403
Waverley Novels, New Edition

119, 320, 384
Stanzas to

435
Weir's (D.) History of the Town of Greenock

279

BRYDSON, (Thos.) Sonnet
White's (late Rev. G.) Natural History of Selborne
189 CHAMBERS, (ROBT.) To Scotland

169
Williams (Rev. J.) Life of Alexander the Great

50
Lines to the Bell Rock Light-house

241
Wilson's (W.) Life and Times of Daniel de Foe
352 DanBY, (W.) The Nightmare

155
Wilson's (James) Memoirs

79
EMBURY, (Mrs) The Neglected Wife

269
Wilson's (G.) Scottish Laverock
307 GERTRUDE, To my Heart

185
Winter's Wreath

306
Wilt thou think of me?

215
Woodbridge's Rudiments of Geography

244

He loved her for her merry eye
To Vivian

284
Youth's Instructor

137
Fragment

311

Stanzas to a Poet
MISCELLANEOUS LITERATURE.

Song

388
To Vivian

388
ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS, BY

The Lost--the Dead !

416
AIRD, (THOMAS)
179 GRAY, (Capt. CHARLES) Song

270
AUTHOks of the ODD VOLUNE
24 HAMILTON, (Mrs E.) An Invitation to Sir Walter Scott

26
BELL, (HENRY G.)
79, 248, 128 HEMANS, (Mrs) To a Remembered Picture

183
CARRUTH ERS, (ROBERT)

10, 423

The Sea-Bird Wandering Inland
CHAMBERS, (ROBKRT)

36, 138, 151, 198, 252, 433 HETHRRINGTON, (W., M.) On Visiting the Grave of Bessy
CONWAY, (DERWENT)
25, 107, 123, 245, 295, 426 Bell and Mary Gray

360
EDITOR IN HIS SLIPPERS
91, 219, 321

438

The Resting place of the Dead
GILLESPIR, (DR):
i2, só, 195, 196, 237, 386, 401, 419 HogG, (JAMES) A Ballad about Love

375
Hall, (MRSS. C.)

424
The Bards of Britain

127
Hoog, (James)

5i, 201, 293, 421
The New Poetic Mirror-No. I.

199
NALCOLM, (John)

22, 423
The Auld Man's Wife's dead !

212
MEME3, (DR)

429
The New Poetic Mirror-No. II.

297
MOREHRAD. (REV. DR)

149
Soug

3-16
NEGRIS, (Alex.).

240, 437
Aughteen Hunder and Twenty-nine

132
SUTHERLAND, (ALEX.)

66 KENNEDY, (WILLIAM) Knowledge
TENNANT, (William)

35, 140, 357, 411 MACLAGGAN, (Alex.) On Visiting the Grave of Burns 360
WEIR, (WILLIAM)

431 MALCOLM, (John)
Stanzas

183, 423
MATURIN, Unpublished Poem

ib.
ANONYMOUS COMMUNICATIONS.
MOORE, (D.) Hannibal on Drinking the Poison

27
Account of my own Life

· 167
SHELLEY, (PERCY BYSHE) An Incantation Scene

425
Antiquarian Scraps

166

SILLERY, (CHARLES DOYNB) Stanzas from Eldred of Erin 41
Ben Nevis and its adjacent Scenery

280

A Summer Evening Dream 97
Bill for the Suppression of Puppyism

67
On the Death of an Infant

ib.
Charles James Fox, his Literary Character

250

A Morning Walk.

213
Christmas in the West Indice

138

Sonnets

254
Coat, My New

196

Woman

403
German Language, the importance of the i

163

The Last Crusader's Song 437
198
STODDART, (THOMAS) The Infant One

141
Literary and Scientific Societies of Edinburgh

398

To
Letters from Paris

309, 373
To the Spirit of laste

ib.
Letters from the West
82, 153, 210, 268, 281, 358

To E. G.

389
Local Institutions for the Encouragement of Useful Knowledge' 308 TENNANT, (WILLIAM) The Arab and his Beardi

241
Music-Braham

310
The Frosty Day

420
News from Rome

239
THOMSON, (JAMES) Hope

389
Outline of a Mechanics' Institution for Edinburgh

362
Watts, (ALARIC A.) To a Lády with a Book of Manuscript

Poems
Reminiscence of Robert Burns
81

13
Royal Society
441

ib.
Sketches from the Portfolio of a Traveller

400
WBIR, (WILLIAM) England at the Close of 1829

133
Society of Antiquaries in Scotland

114
WIFFEN, (J. H.) Stanzas for Music

13
St Fillan's Spring

52
Babylon (from the Spanish)

212
Tale of the Siege of Namur

Consolation for Bachelors
246

117

Lines from the German of Heine
Wernerian Society
399

111
Pope Julian

249
FINE ARTS.
Scotch and English Songs Frenchifted

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Sonnet

ib.
Affairs of the Scottish Academy

374 Song of the Cuckoo
Forest's Statues
266 Things Difficult of Belief (from the Spanish)

375
Greenshield's Jolly Beggars
Mr Campbell's Statuary

282 LITERARY CHIT-CHAT AND VARIETIES.
Mr Macdonald's Statues

181 Pages 13, 28, 41, 55, 69, 84, 98, 111, 128, 142, 155, 170, 199, 215,
Mr Marshall's Exhibition

266 298, 255, 270, 294, 298, 311, 333, 347, 361, 376, 389, 104, 117,
News of our Edinburgh Artists

182
Picture Gallery

413; also App. pages 27, 29, 33, 35, 37.
371 LITERARY ADVERTISEMENTS, Appendix 1, et seq.

ib.

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“ A Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada,” is a title TO OUR READERS.

which very imperfectly explains the nature of the exceedOur readers will perceive, that with our new type, which ingly handsome book before us. On seeing it announced, we this day beg to introduce to their favour, we have made we were unable to make out whether we were to expect a one or two slight alterations and improvements in the gelo piece of fiction, a history, or a mixture of both. The mixting up of the LITERARY JOURNAL. These consist princi- ture of both comes nearest the truth. Taking for the basis pally in the rejection of the lines formerly used, by which of his work certain voluminous manuscripts left scattered, means we are enabled to add materially both to the breadth the name of Antonio Agapida, (for the existence and au

through different convent libraries in Spain, by a monk of and length of our columns, and to give, we think, a lighter thenticity of whose writings, weare, of course, willing to take and less monotonous air to our pages. The quarto weekly Mr Irving's word,) he contrives to present us with a wellperiodicals have now very slightly the advantage of us in connected and glowing narrative of the ten years' war, which regard to the quantity of matter they contain, while they commencing in 1718, terminated with the extinction of the have all the disadvantage of being sold at a higher price. Moorish dynasty in Spain. As we have a great deal to say

As to our future literary exertions, we can only say that in favour of this production, it may be as well to pave the we shall proceed as we have begun, anxiously studying to way for our praise, by pointing out in the first place, what make each succeeding number better than its predecessor.

we feel to be its defects, although these, we are glad to say, In the critical department, whatever weight may be attach- are not numerous. ed to our judgment, we are resolved that our opinions shall commences too abruptly. Had Mr Irving favoured us with

We have to remark, primo loco, that the “Chronicle” always be delivered faithfully and impartially ; and we trust a brief historical introduction for the purpose of tracing rathat we have already acquired some character upon this pidly the leading events which had characterized the domiscore. It is, upon all occasions, our most carnest desire to nion of the Moors in Spain, beginning with their memoraavoid falling into so serious an error as that to which Pope ble victory over Roderick, on the banks of the Guadalete, alludes, with his usual precision, in these lines; nearly eight hundred years before their final overthrow, " 'Tis hard to cay, if greater want of skill

and including some short notices of the Ommeyades, the AlAppear in writing, or in judging ill;

moravides, and other illustrious houses, and of the wars But of the two, less dangerous is the offence

they had so frequently carried on against the Christians, he To tire our patience, than mislead our sense.'

would have invested his subsequent details with greater inIt is now well known that our Journal enjoys the con- terest than they are at present likely to possess for the getributions of many of the most eminent men of the day; neral reader, who is plunged at once in medias res, though and hoping that what has been already done may serve as in all probability sufficiently ignorant of the political and some guarantee for what we shall yet do, we have only to civil relations which had previously subsisted between the thank the public for the smiles they bave so lavishly bestow- conclusion of bis Chronicle, which ends nearly as abruptly

two people. In like manner, our author errs towards the ed upon us, and repeat our assurance that we wish to be as it begins, leaving the reader's curiosity only imperfectly sajudged of not by our promises and intentions, but by our tisfied. Another fault we have to find is, that Mr Irving has deeds.

too easily fallen into the tone of the old Monk Agapida, with

regard to the comparative merit of the Moors and ChristLITERARY CRITICISM.

ians, whom the Catholic chronicler of course viewed in

very different lights, invariably undervaluing the Moors, A Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada. From the and servilely extolling the worshippers of the cross. Mr

MSS. of Fray Antonio Agapida. By Washington Irving, who affects to be indebted to Agapida only for Irving. In two volumes. London. John Murray. his facts, ought to have been cautious of introducing in1829. Svo, pp. 407 and 421.

to his own narrative, the prejudices of a party writer Washington Irving's reputation in this country de- In the war, whose incidents he describes, the Moors pends on his “ Sketch Book.” Neither his “ Tales of a

were, in poiirt of fact, the injured people, for a kingdom Traveller,” nor his “ Life of Columbus," have met with and country were wrested from them, to which conquest nearly so much success. There is a great deal of merit, originally, and subsequent possession for many generahowever, though of different kinds, in both these works. tions, had confirmed their title. They were, besides, an Irving is not a very powerful or original thinker ; but he heroic and noble-minded race ; and it is well known possesses, to perfection, the art of expressing winning senti- that their progress in civilization, aided as that had been ments in graceful and elegant language. He has cultivated by the reminiscences of their Eastern descent, was more his taste in composition with almost Addisonian nicety; rapid and efficient than that of their Spanish neighiad he sails over the summer sea of prose rejoicing in the bours. We do not therefore like to think that a " Chronicle soft breezes that follow his track. "Like his prototype, of Granada” should deny to its most distinguished possesshe perhaps sacrifices too much to the Graces; yet he is so ors, the praise so justy due to them. One other objection, fall of refinement and polish, that it is not difficult to and we have done. There is a little too much monotony forgive him for being less masculine and nervous.

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of forays, and rencounters, and petty engagements, and small the Holy Land;"_“ How Queen Isabella took a view of military expeditions, which it describes. Some of these are the City of Granada, and how her curiosity cost the lives highly interesting and full of romance, and as the work of many Christians and Moors ;" &c. &c. proceeds the operations become more important; but we It would not be difficult to select numerous passages, cannot help regretting that the narrative is not more fre- each more interesting, and displaying finer powers of quently relieved by incidents which would have broken in writing, than the other ; but we shall content ourselves upon the interminable series of skirmishes, sieges, and with only two or three, leaving the reader to enjoy the battles, and which, in the glimpses they might have pre- rest of the work at his own best leisure. Chapter XVII. sented of the domestic manners of the times, would have begins in the following simple and beautiful manner :afforded a profitable and agreeable variety. Mr Irving

“ The sentinels looked out from the watch-towers of might easily have availed himself of the facilities afforded by his present residence in Spain, to achieve this additional Loxa, along the valley of the Xenil, which passes through

the mountains of Algaringo. They looked to behold the object. As a whole, however, we have been very much charm- host, laden with the spoil of the unbeliever. They looked

king returning in triumph, at the head of his shining ed with this work. The subject is a remarkably happy one; and its execution is worthy of the best days of chi- to behold the standard of their warlike idol, the fierce Ali valry. The Moors, who, in the time of their greatest Aten, borne by the chivalry of Loxa, ever foremost in the

wars of the border. glory, reigned masters over all Spain, had, in the decay

“ In the evening of the 21st of April, they descried a of their power, gradually been deprived of territory after territory, till the kingdom of Granada alone remained. single horseman, urging his faltering steed along the banks

of the river. As he drew near, they perceived, by the It remained, however, powerful and flourishing, and

flash of arms, that he was a warrior ; and, on nearer apthere was not a Moor who did not feel towards it as a father who has lost all his children save one, and who proach, by the richness of his armour, and the caparison heaps upon the survivor the whole affections of his heart. reached Loxa faint and aghast ; his Arabian courser co

of his steed, they knew him to be a warrior of rank. He And Granada was worthy of a patriot's love, with the vered with foam and dust and blood, panting and staggertideless Mediterranean on its shores, with its green hills

Having and majestic sierras, with its deep, rich, and verdant val- ing with fatigue, and gashed with wounds. leys, with its cities and their alhambras, and with an air fore the gate of the city. The soldiers at the gate gathered

brought his master in safety, he sunk down and died beso pure, and sky so serene, that the Moors believed the paradise of their prophet to be situated in that part of the round the cavalier, as he stood, mute and melancholy, by heaven which overhung their kingdom. When, there. Cidi Caleb, nephew of the chief alfaqui of the Albaycen

They knew him to be the gallant fore, the ambition of Ferdinand and Isabella, who had of Granada. When the people of Loxa beheld this noble united under one sceptre, the kingdoms of Castile, Leon, cavalier thus alone, haggard and dejected, their hearts were and Arragon, directed its attention to the conquest of

filled with fearful ferebodings. • Cavalier,' said they, Granada, it was no marvel that one of the fiercest and most anxiously contested wars took place that ever depo hand mournfully towards the land of the Christians.

how fares it with the king and army ?' He cast his pulated a country ;-it was no marvel that every inch of ground was disputed, and that the Spaniards, animated fallen upon them all are lost! all dead!' Upon this

• There they lie ! exclaimed he: 'The heavens have by a desire to drive the infidels finally and for ever out of there was a great cry of consternation among the people, Spain, and the Mahometans, no less desirous of ving a country and a name in Europe, should perform and loud wailings of women ; for the flower of the youth

of Loxa were with the army.

An old Moorish soldier, such prodigies of valour as had rarely been equalled, and scarred in many a border battle, stood leaning on his lance have never been surpassed. These are the deeds which

by the gateway. • Where is Ali Atar?' demanded Mr Irving undertakes to recount, and he does so in a style such as becomes the author of the “ Sketch Book," " I saw his turban cloven by the Christian sword,' re

he eagerly— If he still live, the army cannot be lost ! '-flowing, graceful, and picturesque. In the year 1478, a Spanish cavalier was dispatched when the soldier heard these words, he smote his breast,

plied Cidi Caleb. ‘His body is floating in the Xenil.' by Ferdinand to the court of the Moorish sovereign, and threw dust upon his head; for he was an old follower Muley Aben Hassan, to demand the tribute which it had of Ali Atar. The noble Cidí Caleb gave himself no rebeen customary for his father to pay, but which the son had allowed to fall into arrear. When the Spaniard de pose; but, mounting another steed, hastened to carry the livered his message, a haughty and bitter smile curled the villages and hamlets, he spread sorrow around; for their

disastrous tidings to Granada. As he passed through the lip of the fierce monarch." Tell your sovereign,” said chosen men had followed the king to the wars. he," that the kings of Granada, who used to pay tribute in money to the Castilian crown, are dead. Our mint at ced the loss of the king and army, a voice of horror went

“ When he entered the gates of Granada, and announpresent coins nothing but blades of cimeters and heads of lances.” The defiance thus boldly thrown down was the

throughout the city. immediate prelude to the war of ten years. It is impos- glory faded! The vivanambla no longer echoes to the

“ • Beautiful Granada !' they exclaimed, 'how is thy sible for us to attempt following that war through all its various fortunes and chivalrous exploits; but a few of the tramp of steed and sound of trumpet ; no longer is it titles to the different chapters, which are given in the crowded with the youthful nobles, eager to display their

Alas! quaint style of the old Spanish writers, will afford our prowess in the tourney and the festal tilt of reeds. readers some notion of the nature of the contents.

the flower of thy chivalry lies low in a foreign land! The meet with many such headings as these : -" How the soft note of the lute is no longer heard in thy mournful Moor determined to strike the first blow in the war ;"

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streets, the lively castanet is silent upon thy hills, and “ How the people of Granada were affected on hearing

of the graceful dance of the zambra is no more seen beneath the capture of Alhama, and how the Moorish king salthy bowers ! Behold, the Alhambra is forlorn and desolied forth to regain it;”—“ How the Count de Cabra perfumes into its silken chambers ; in vain does the night

late! In vain do the orange and myrtle breathe their sallied forth from his castle in quest of King Boabdil;”. ) ingale sing

within its groves ; in vain are its marble halls -“ of the high and ceremonious reception at court of refreshed by the sound of fountains and the gush of limthe Count de Cabra and the Alcayde de los Donzeles ;"“Foray of Christian knights into the territories of the pid rills !, Alas! the countenance of the king no longer Moors ;"_" How Hamet el Zegri sallied forth with the

shines within those halls ; the light of the Alhambra is sacred banner to attack the Christian camp;"-" How

set for ever!'”– Vol. i. pp. 163-9. two friars arrived at the camp, and how they came from Our next extract is of a more spirit-stirring kind :

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