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REGISTER OF TÊTE THERMOMETER AND PLUVIOMÉTER AT
MADAWELLATENNE, FOR NOVEMBER 1840.
The temperature is Pluvio
taken in a terandab Thermometer meter.
with au exposed easterly Romarks.
aspect but the thermo. 1 In. 1
meter within the houso Nor A. 12 o'6 PM cbes. Cts.
is from 4 tu 6 degrees
lower at bidday during 1 70 7674 1 70
the warm sunny days, 2
67 76 73 45 Fine till 12, heavy rain. but about equal during 3 70 76 74 070
ruiny or cloudy wea. 70 76 75
ther. The weather of this 6 70 77 73 0 60
tnonth has been of the 69 76 74 81 . Cloudy and heavy rain. most fa vorable kind; 71 76 75
35 Heavy rain all day. the few fine days ena. 75 75
to get 71 76 73 0 35 Cloudy and showery. under a portion of the 10 76 74
Heavy rain. heary crop of acenmu11 70 76 74 83 Fine in wg. & heavy rain. lating weeds to the des. 12
76 74 1 2 Heavy rains all day. truction of which at. 13 72 77 74
Do. Do. tention bas principally 14
77 74 2 2 Do. Do. all night. been given; the spaces 15 76 74
tacant by deaths or 16 68 79 74
Warm bright day. accidents have been 17 79 74
filled up by tenewals. 18 64 78 73
The Plants wear a very 19 66 80 74
appearance, 20 68 79 74
on the whole; the 8th 21 64 81 75 0 0
of the month brought 22 70 82 74 0 0
a heavy storm of rain 23 69 80 74 0 72 Warm till noon & hvy rain which continued in tor. 24
2 64 Heavy rain cldy. in attern. rents for 4 or 6 hours, 25 68 75 73 2 94
doing immense injury 26 70 76 73
to the Padils fields and 27 70 78' 74
roads. The total quan. 28 69 79 73
tity of rain during the 29 70 79 72
month amounts to 30 30 70 76 74 0 31
inches 15 cents.
Non satis est pulchra esse poëmata; dulcia sunto,
Horat: De Arte Poetica, 99.
Anonymous Sternness and power are the attributes commonly ascribed to Milith's genius. In these bis strength unquestionably lies. But grace and beauty and sweetness,-especiably in Comhs and Lycidas, bis early poems, and in the poem before us, which was his last, -boch in his language and the melody of dois verse, will not be denied to this great poet by any crilic of taste and judgment. “In others," it has heen remarked, “ poetical language seems a sort of cover, a gilding; in Milton it is a part and essenre of the thought." And as in no writer are strength and beauty mote entinently combined, the beauty of thought was never clothed in more spiritual and melodious diction.
At a touch a picture or a character rises before the reader. Hove lovely a picture is presented, in one line, of " the bank of Jordau, by a creek, Where winds with reeds and osiers whispering play."
B. II. 26.
Aguin, in the same book, at a second consultation of the "de. monian spirits," in which Salan gives an account of his unsuccesg. ful attempt upon the second Adam,
“ With more than human gifs from Heal'ed adorn'd,
Perfections absolute, graces dirine,
57. And amplitude of wind to greatosi tords; Belial is described in a few introductory lines which make our very ears instruct us in his sensual character. He advises the temp. tation of women. The whole is worthy of citation for the exquisite ait of ihe' poel.
“ From amidst them rose
B. ii. 149–11:
The first lines of this extract, (such are caimentators,) have 'been placed among Milton's "inharmonious passages." They are in perfect harmony with nature, a portrait of truth, a pictute 'to the life; while the resi " discourses most excellent music." There is a noble passage respecting the same false spirit in the second took of Paradise Lust, with which this portrait is in pericct keeping
** His longue
Dropt manna, and.could ma to the 2006 happens
Matusest counaels: for his thoughts were low;
P. L. B. II. 112. As a moral contrast, and not inferior ių its execution, I will extract a few lines of Satan's reply to Belial's dissolule” speech.
"What woman will you find,
B. II, 208-224. Another passage, of kindred style and perfection, I cannot omit. It is the feast artfully proffered, and disdainfully rejected by our Saviour, The Tempter "knowing that "he lunger'd, where no food nas to be found, in' ibe wide wilderness," resolves, though obviously, without hope of success, to tenpt him with food. The whole scene is beautifully conceived. He finds Josas musing on the sensation of hunger, as expecting is to be the subject of further lemptation.
" It was the hour of night, when thus the Son
B. 11--260-269. The morning comes, and our Saviour awalies, and is found all was but a dream I pass a lovely pigure of live morniyz, lo tiring the Templer and the Son of GoD belute die icades. He tinds him