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having several neices in the country, information to direct him in the alley, who might reasonably expect to become one loss and disgrace followed another fharers of his acquisitions when death in quick succeflion; till, in three years should deprive him of the power of en- after he had pofleffed the fole direction joying the wealth he had accumulated, of affairs, his creditors became importuhe had determined to give one of them nate ; his finances were exhausted; and an invitation to town, purposely that it a commission of bankruptcy being taken might produce an attachment between out, the neat dividend of his effects aher and his favourite Burton; and, mounted to no more than six shillings in should this design be fairly accomplish- the pound. ed, to leave them in the entire possef.. Awakened now to a real sense of his fion of his business, and retire himself condition, and ftung with remorse, into his native country, with such pecu- shame, and vexation, Burton determinniary acquisitions as might well be spar- ed to support appearances by any posed without prejudice to the credit and sible means; and having in vain attempadvantage of the trade, there to enjoy ted to raise money, he ventured to comthat relaxation from buliness, and con- mit a capital forgery, which being soon tent of mind, which a life of probity had detected, he was taken into custody beentitled him to expeét.
fore he could secure his intended retreat The old gentleman's niece foon arriv- to America. In this melancholy fituaed, happy to obey a fummons from tion, when reiection came too late, and which the hoped to derive both pleasure when even repentance could not save, and advantage; nor was it long before he was visited by his wife, whom he had Burton, who easily ingratiated himself in many instances treated with unmanly with the fair niece, obtained her hand, severity, as well as by his injured and with the entire approbation of the uncle, worthy patron; and, if any thing could and accompanied by a formal surrender have added to the diftraction of his of the whole bufinels.
mind, the fight of those two persons, Elevated to a pitch of affluence and whom he had so effentially wronged, credit beyond what his most fanguine must certainly have augmented his wishes had taught him to expect, and wretchedness. In them, pity overcame free from the contrcul of a partner, every spark of resentment, and all their Burton no longer thought himlelf ob- intereft was exerted to save him from an liged to conceal his real propenfities; ignominious death. Their exertions, and, immediately assuming a confe- however, were in vain ; he was convicquence which is unjustifiable in any one, ted on the clearest evidence, and soon but intolerable in an upstart, he gave after fuffered that punishment which the full licence to the dictates of a weak violaters of public faith, ought always to head and a depraved heart; feil into experience, every fashionable excess ; diffolved the Such was the end of Edward Burton! ties of honour; violated the fincerity of May his example deter others from purs friendship; and, by appearing to the suing similar steps; and teach the humworld in a new character, foon forfeited ble to reflect, that those are not always that esteem which his plausibility had the happiest who have been raised from formerly procured him.
original obscurity to the possession of As extravagance must always find riches and honour; but that he who, means for its support, to finish his cha- content with his condition, confines his racter for dislipation, he became a game- expences within his income, enjoys more fter, and a dabbler in the funds; and, felicity and permanent satisfaction than as he had neither practice to secure him can ever fall to the lot of the upstart in from deception at the gaming-table, nor power or the beggar in afHuenc
Be brave and virtuous for a father's tear, Nor the way-weary Pilgrim at evening And kind and good for her who gave
bends, thce birth.
To give thanks to the Hearer of Prayer,
who defends Let not ungenerous deeds pollute their
From storms him who has not a home! fame, Respect the dust of yonder haliow'd Oft have I revolu'd on the days that are grave;
gone, Tho' suns may change, yet virtue's still the
And time s mouldy records survey'd, fame,
When dread Superstition ascended the And God can hear beyond the Atlantic
And proftrate the nations obey'd ! Long had I hopes thy dutcous hand would in deep, leaden slumbers, was scal'd learnaid,
ing's eye! To lay my head beside yon much-lov'd By ignorance, science in fetters was
clay; But dreams which cheer'd my better days Truth larguish'd ; and genius beheld with are fled,
a ligh And all these idle hopes are past away.
Her wild flowers expos'd to a cold, wintry
sky, Should the far-diftant date and happier Which scatter'd their leaves on the year,
ground! Restore the scenes chy early fortune lost;
Yet in midst of the gloom darts a transient Let not remembrance scorn one filial rear,
ray, for them who lov'd chce first, and lov'd
When pity afforded relief; thee muft.
B. And wip'd che sad cear of misfortune a
way, For the Edinburgh Magazine. And sooth'd che pale victim of grief.
These rude-sculptur'd walls once receiv'd ON VISITING DUNDRENNAN ABBEY*.
with a tear Inscribed to Miss A-s.
Their Queen, lovely Mary, who ied
from the foe, BEC EGUILING the sorrow of life's 'che
With a heart corn with anguish, an eye quer'd day,
wiid with fear, With toil-beaten footsteps and flow, And death close behind her!--a prospect O'er the cloud-cover'd mountains of Scotia
To finish her measure of woe !
“. Unforeunate Mary! why wilt thou den ing towers,
part? Where Valour heroic with Beauty was Why why to Elizabeth fly?fir'd,
Compaffion's warm glow never melted her Where music to charm them exhausted her
Nor the sweet tear of pity her eye! And the bard's storied fung wing'd with Her cold, frozen bofom's the throne of de
pleasure the hours, While Nature his numbers inspir'i. She proffers protection in hopes to beDundrennan! thy moss-crusted ruins I
For thee all che woes of confinement a. hail,
wait, Aud with reverence enter thy door! No longer thy monks with nighe-vigils are
And froni thé'damp dungeon thou'ıc led pale,
to thy face,
From which thou wouldft hurry away!" Instructed in mystical lore. No longer the song of devotion ascends, Now time's iron hand has demolish'd these Nor the sigh of repentance is heard thro' walls, the gloom;
Su story so often renown'd:
* It was in this Abbes that Mary Queen of Scotland Grnt hulted when flying from the unfortunate batile oi Langside.
TO THE THEATRICAL REPRESENTATION
AT STRAWBERRY HILL.
Mongst the night-weeds the turreted bat. Stalk o'er its ruins, from the windows tlement falls;
peep, And ruin stalks grimly around ! Behold new ravages, and sigh and weep!Here, the ill-boding Owl her lone dwelling Who sumetimes, hov'ring in a mifty maintains,
shroud, And with her hoarfe notes teaches na. O’er moon-clad vales, converset-from thy ture to figh,
cloud, And fills with affright wakeful Glence, who And pour'st upon thy awe-struck vot'sy's reigns
fight When night's fable mantle envelopes the Bright visions of the past, and streams of plains,
pristine light! And the star twinkles dim in the sky! Genius of dusky lore! give oft to hear To these scenes, meditation! my wander. Thy tones of ancient cale fall on mine
A. M. ings guide, Where the daughters of Beauty ere
EPILOGUE laid; And the brave Sons of Freedom, who con
quer'd or died, When the foc dar'd their country in. Written by Joanna Baillie t, Author of vade !
the “ Plays on the Paljons.” And SpoThere, nature proclaims, neither beauty's
ken by the Hon. Anne S. Damer, Nov. bright eye,
1800. Nor valour from death's cruel empire can save!
HILST frogs along the Thame's And the moment is swiftly approaching, damp margin creep, when I,
And cold winds thro' his leafless willows Who now o'er the ruins of time heave the figh,
And fairy elves, whose summer Sport had Forgotten, shall fleep in the grave !
7. N.* To foot it nightly on the moon-light
green; For the Edinburgh Magazine. Now, hooded close, in many a cow'ring
form, TO ANTIQUITY.
Troop with the surly spirits of the storm ; G wrapt pow's, ENIUS cf antient times ! thou mift. Whilft by the blazing fire, with saddled
nose, Who lov'st the past, and mark'st the paf- The fage turns o'er his leaves of tedious fing hour;
prose, Whose hoar dominion spreads o'er many an And o'er their new.dealt cards with eager age,
eye To the dark confines of oblivion's stage Good dowagers exult, or inly figh; Teeming with all that prides a sage Add blooming maids from filken-work
fire, And all that swells aloft the poet's fire, (Like tangled sea.weed on the vexed Who haunt'st the wood whose central oaks have been
Of patch-work, netting, fringe, a strange Of holy druid rites the sacred scene;
and motley store'; Or lov'st to wander through the hallow'd Whilft all attempting many a different gloom,
mode, Count the great dead, and epitaph the Would from their shoulders hitch time's tomb.
heavy load, And sometimes, ev'n by cve of modern Thus have we chose, in cómic sock beday,
dight, Art feen to fit amidst the pile grown grey, To wrestle with a long November night!
* The Author of this, and of the other pieces which have appeared, with the same fignature, in some former numbers of the Edinburgh Magazine, intends to publish soon a volume of poems of a similar kind.
† Daughter of the late Dr Baillie, Professor of Divinity in the Univerfity of Glasgow
"In comic fock !" methinks indignant THE DIRGE OF WALLACE, cries
By MR CAMPBELL, AUTHOR or
"THE Some grave, fastidious friend, with angry
PLEASURES OF HOPE. eyes, Scowling severe, " No more the phrase a- C'HEY lighted a taper at the dead of bufe :
night, " So short, indeed, there had been funie And chaunted their holiest hymn; ex use;
But her brow and her bofom were danıp " But in these walls, a once well known
with affright, retreat,
Her eye was all fleepless and dim ! " Where talte and learning kept a favourite And the lady of Elderlie wept for her seat
Lord, " Where gothic arches, with a solemn lade, When a death-watch beat in her lonely “ Should o'er the thoughtful mind their
room, influence spread;
When her curtain had shook of its own ac" Where pictures, vaies, bulls, and pre
cord, cious things,
And the Raven had flapp'd ac her win“ Still speak of sages, poets, heroes, kings,
dow-board, " On which the stranger looks with pen.
To tell of her warrior's doon !
“ Now sing ye the death song, and loudly 4. And thinks upon the worth of other
" For the soul of my knighe!, dear! “Like foolith children, in their mimic
" And call me a widow. this writched day, play,
“ Since the warning of God is here! * Confined at grandame's on a rainy day, “ For a Night-mare rides on my firangled “ With paltry farce, and all its bastard
“ The lord of my bofom is doom'd to " Grotesque and broad, such precincts to profane!
“ His valorous heart they have wounded * It is a shame!- But, no: I will not
« And the blood-red tears shall his country "I feel the blood rise mantling to my
For Wallace of Elderfie !!!
Yet knew not his country that ominous
hour, And Itor'd these relics, dear to sentiment,
Ere the loud matin bell was rung, More mild than you, with grave pedantic pride,
That a crumpee of death on an English Would not have rang'd him on your sugly
Had the Dirge of her Champion fung! Gde.
When his dungcon light look'd dim and But n w to you, who on our frolic scene,
red Have look'd well pleas'd, and gentle critics
On the high-born blood of a martys been;
fain, Nor would our homely humour spurn
No anthem was sung at his holy death bel, To you the good, the gay, the fairgil turn, And thank you all If here our feeble
No weeping there was when his bolumn
And his heart was rent in twain ! Have rightly wing'd for you some wintry hours ;
Oh, it was not thus when his oaken spear Should these remember'd scenes in fancy Was true to that knight forlorn, live
And hosts of a thousaud were scatter'd, And to fome future minutes pleasure give,
like deer, To right good end 'we've worn our nium
At the blast of the hunter's horn ; ming guise,
When he ftrode on the wreck of each well. And we're repaid and happy--aye and fought field, wife.
With the yellow-hair'd chiefs of his maWho says we are not, on his fombre birth
tive land; Gay fancy smil'd not, por heart lightening for his lance was not shiver'd on helmet mirth.
or shield, Home let him hie to his unfucial resto And the sword that feen'd fit for archan And heavy fit the Night-mare on his gel to wield breast !
Was light in his tenible basi!
Yet bleeding and bound tho' the Wallace His head unentomb'd fhail with glory wight
be palm’d; For his long lov'd country die ;
From its blood streaming altar his spirit The bugle ne'er sung to a braver knight
shall start; Than William of Elderflie!
Tho' the Raven has fed on his mouldering But the day of his glory shall never de
A nobler was never embalm'd !
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