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REGISTER OF TÊTE THERMOMETER AND PLUVIOMÉTER AT

MADAWELLATENNE, FOR NOVEMBER 1840.

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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

Heary rain.

the warm sunny days, 2

67 76 73 45 Fine till 12, heavy rain. but about equal during 3 70 76 74 070

Do.
Do.

ruiny or cloudy wea. 70 76 75

91

Do.
Do.

ther. The weather of this 6 70 77 73 0 60

Do. Do.

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

0
Tremendous rain. bled Planters

to get 71 76 73 0 35 Cloudy and showery. under a portion of the 10 76 74

32

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

80
Do.

Do. Do. tention bas principally 14

77 74 2 2 Do. Do. all night. been given; the spaces 15 76 74

36
Showery at intervals.

tacant by deaths or 16 68 79 74

Warm bright day. accidents have been 17 79 74

Do. Do.

filled up by tenewals. 18 64 78 73

Do.
Do.

The Plants wear a very 19 66 80 74

Do. Do.

luxuriant

appearance, 20 68 79 74

Do. Do.

on the whole; the 8th 21 64 81 75 0 0

Do.
Do.

of the month brought 22 70 82 74 0 0

Do. Do.

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

Do.
Do.

doing immense injury 26 70 76 73

35
Shovery.

to the Padils fields and 27 70 78' 74

8
Cloudy.

roads. The total quan. 28 69 79 73

Do. Do.

tity of rain during the 29 70 79 72

0
Do.
Do.

month amounts to 30 30 70 76 74 0 31

Showery.

inches 15 cents.

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Non satis est pulchra esse poëmata; dulcia sunto,
Ei, quotumquo volent, animum auditoris, agunto.

Horat: De Arte Poetica, 99.

IMITATION
Beauty alone in pnems cannot please;
Nor all the writer's most elaborate ease;
But sweetness, once infused into the sonl;
Thought, passion, feeling;-all it doth control.

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.

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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
Dettal the etssolutést spiritshat fell
The sensuallest, and, aftw Asmodai,
The fleshliest Incubus; and thus advised.
Set women in bis eye ani in his walk,
Among daughters of ineu the fairest found:
Many are in each region passing fair
As the noon sky; more like to goddesses
Than mortal creatures, graceful and discreet,
Expert in amorous arts, enchanting tongues
Persuasive, virgin uinjesty with mild
And.sweet allag'd, yet terrible to appronobi
Skul'tto retire, and, in retiring, drés
Hearts after them tangled in a thorous nets.
Such objcct bath the power to soften and taide
Sercrest temper, smauth the rugged'st brot,
Enerre, and with voluptunus hopo dissolve,
Draw out with credulous desire, ward feed
At will the nadliest, resolatest breast;
As the wagnetick hardest iron draws.
Women, when nothing else, hegufl'd the heart
Of wisest Solomani, and made him build,
And made him bow, to the Gods of his wives."

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
Ibeibetter reason, to perplex and dasa

Matusest counaels: for his thoughts were low;
To vice industrious.".

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,
Though of this age the wonder and the fame,
On whom his leisure will vouchsafe an eye
of fond desire ? Or should she, coufident,
As sitting queen ador'd on Beauty's throby,
Descend with all her winning charms begirt
To enamour, as the zone of Venus once
Wrought that effect on Jove, so fubles tell;
How would one look from his inajestick brow,
Seated as on the top of Virtue's hill,
Discountenance ber despised, and put to rout
All ber array; ber female pride deject,
Or tum to; revereut awe! for beauty stands
In the admiration, orly nf weak minds
Led captive ; cease to admire, and all her plumes
Fall Hat, and shrink into a trivi:illoy,,
Al every sudden slighting quite abashid."

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
Commenc'd in silent walk, then laid him down
Under the hospitablo covert nigh
of trees thick interioren; there he slepta
And dream'd as appetite is wont to dream,
of meats and drinks, nature's refreshment sweets
Him thought, he by the brouk of Cherith slood,
And saw the ravens with their horny beaks
Fond to Elijah bringing, even and morn,
Though ravenous, taught to absluin from what they brought."

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

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