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BOLA EANA. z ton, Mr. Skeffington. It strikes Boileau, in his satire addressed 2: the cant about the purity of the to Moiiere, wrote the following imes “one hundred years ago."

lines on the shackles of rhyme:

Maudit soit le premier dont la verve in. BALLAD.

sensée, " One hundred years ago, Dans les bornes d'un vers renferma sa As well as in these times,

pensée, The world had specious show, Et donnant a ses mots une etroite prison,

And just as many crimes. Voulut avec la rime enchainer la raison.
The Courtier's ready smile
Could then false hopes bestow ;

IMITATED.
Nay, beauty could beguile

Curs'd be the man who first, with addled One hundred years ago.

brain,

(strain ; “Men breath'd the artful vow,

By metre dar'd the pow'rs of wit reAnd maids that vow receiv'd;

In verse imprison ev'ry thought sublime They flatter'd, e'en as now,

And, slave-like, hug the clanking chains

of rhyme. And were as well believ'd. Young hearts were often sold ;

MENAGIANAL For, if estate were low, They barter'd love for gold One hundred years ago.” Petition in verse to Louis XIV. imitated.

Father was happy in his There is point moral, as well as turn for French rhymes; and I am epigrammatic in the subsequent sorry that the following verses of lines on the proposalofa subscription his to the King, asking him for a for raising a naval column to the vacant benefice, did not succeed, as memory of Nelson, and the remain-the living was already given away. der to go. to the widows, and or- Most valiant Sing from rival kings to phans, &c. Lo, the widows and orphans lament

The sword of empire is your vast aming their dead,

bition ; Whose husbands and fathers with Nel- From rival monks this benefice to catch, son have bled!

Is mine, as signified by this petition.. Till these are reliev'd, let your column Tho' different our aims, yet ne'er the alone ;

less, When they ask you for bread, would you One point to each a common wish segive them a stone ?

Pledge but yourself, great Sir, for my

success, The following extracts are taken from With the same real that I would a popular translation of a work, en pledge for yours. titled " The French Anas.

* My friend M. Benserade had a

The above verses remind me of witty and very singular, method of others addressed by an eminent expressing himself on every occa- counsellor to a very pretty woman sion. We were one day conversing his client: on poetry, and be, commending his Imitated from the French. favourite bard Adam Menusier, ob- If what I ask I cannot gain, served, that “No person since his You alsn, Ma'am, must plead in vain..! time appeared capable of imitating if I must lose the cause I plead, him,"

“Sir," says 'Benserade, Vain are your wishes to succeed ; " the fellow climbed Mount Parnas- Since you can see me when you choose,

My visits you should not refuse : sus with a ladder, and when he had if what I claim you still deny, ascended, he drew it up after him." You can no more succeed tban!

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tures of Santcul, immediately pre Upon the question, “ Why wo- sented him with the eggs. men have not beards ?” I have seen several copies of verses written, not

SCALIGERANA. philosophically, but giving humor. The love of poetry is never joinous solutions. I insert the followed with a feeble and disingenuous ing Latin one, as a good specimen: mind; bụt indicates talents of unQuam bene prospiciens generi nátura common magnitude, and forms the loquaci, 13.

great delight of persons so illustriCavit ut imberbis fæmina quæque ous. No one ever was a poet, or

foret : Nimirurin linguam compescere nescia, an admirer of poetry, that was not radi

an honest man. Masis posset famina nulla genis. IMITATED. 1

The following patheuc effusion Nature regardful of the babbling race, from Grant's poem on thic resPlanted no beard-upon a woman's face ; toration of Learning in the East, Not Packwood's razors, tho' the very is not to be surpassed by the most

best, Could shave a chin that never is at rest.

fortunate "passages in English

poetry. The whole performance is SANTOLIANA.

not merely eminent as a prize-poem. The Abbe *** tvas walking with It affords a fair promise, that its Santeúl one day in the King's

author will soon be advanced among

garden, and mentioning a certain Lady,

the peers of the literary realm, and was very extravagatit in the praises transmit his dignities to the latest which he bestowed on her. San- generation ; that he will soon shine teul interrupted the Abbe, by ob- last but not least” among the serving, that there was still much English classics. Addison observes, Teft to buy about her. "to Wliat brave that he who is not pleased with the I omitted to say?" replied the sib perusal of Livy, has no taste for be: “That the Lady has many history. To test poets ve propose traits of character, which you have another experiment. The man, not mentioned, and none that

you

that can read the 14th line of the have, Sit, Tetofted Santeut. following extract)

“On thy cold stone looks down the east: 'Santeui's favourite, amusement ern star.” was to keep finches. Wanting two and not feel its poetic effect, has no hard eggs in order to feed liis fa- taste for poetry. vourite birds, he applied to the cook * Nor these alone : 'büt lo! as Welles. bi the convenit for them. The man, Rise other names, and a new race suc:

[ceeds. who thought that the demand was Rous*d by his cah, the youthful band's too frequently repeated; denied his 'n aspite request. Santeul, in great anger, To Jones's learning or to Jones's fire ; with liis eyes rolling, and his fist In clust'ring ranks the meed of song clenched, repeated this line ;

they claim,

[fame.

And toil and brighten up the steep of “Ntimquid Santotius non valet oval duo.

Thou too, had heavenbut listen &' to “ Cannot Santeul command a brace of

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Thou' too, Mackenzie, shouldst hare he cook, wiro did not understand

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Oh, hopes dissolu'd, oh, prospects all this extemporary effusion of the

decay'd! Muse, and straid of the poéticat rap-on, dawn of glory opening but to fade?

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Pleas'd we beheld thy early laurels to is a woman of good character; bloom,

[tomb. I and Solomon, in his Proverbs, obVor krew they wore a trophy for thy By Hoogley's banks, from kindred dust serves, that a virtuous woman is a how far!

The [ern star.

to her husband." On thy cold stone looks down the east- Quaker paid the money. But still affection views thy ashes near, The mould is precious and that stone is dear :

LITERARY NOTICES. Her nightly thought surmounts the

roaring wave, And weeps and watches round thy dis

The Literary Magazine and Ameritant grave.

can Register, published by Conrad & yet say, why or that dark eventful day, Co. Philadelphia, is a periodical publiThat called thee from the shores of cation of merit. In typography it equals Thames away,

the best Monthly papers of England. When friendship’s warmth,mid parting Its original, prosaic communications are sorrows burn'd,

able. But the man, that can dress well Hand press'd in hand, and tear for tear himself, is under less temptations to return'd ;

wear as his own the adornments of Though hope was there all credulous others. We are therefore the more

[hang? surprised at noticing in this work, the Why on thy brow a cheerless shadow frequent insertion of articles selected E'en at that hour did dark forebodings without any other than internal evished

[dread' dence to distinguish them from original O'er shivering nature some unconscious productions. We cannot believe these And felt thy heart new wounds of sad- editors calculate that many are proness flow,

bably ignorant to whose credit this Prophetic sadness and a weight of woe? stock should be transferred, that few 'How dark though fleeting are the

know its fair owners, that consequently days of man!

gain will be greater, than loss, and tin.s

strike the balance in favor. Neither What countless sorrows crowd his nar-can they at this day doubt the right

row span ! For what is life! a groan, a breath, a sigh, bably arises from mere inattention,

of literary property. The error proA bitter tear, a drop of misery, and it is therefore we notice it. A lamp just dying in sepulchral gloom, A voice of anguish from the lonely tomb. The Polyanthos, published in this Of wept or weeping all the change we town, is a fair candidate for popular

favor. The style of engraving does Tis all our mournful history below. honor to American artists, and deserves Pleasure is grief but smiling to destroy, American patronage. The execution And what is sorrow but the ghost of joy of the work is in general neat. Its Edi. Oh haste that hour, whose rustling tor delves not in mines for incrusted wings shall play

ore, but labors with success in polishing To warn the shades of guilt and grief refined metal. Literary bullion enaway'

cumbers, where small coin will often

know;

pass current.

THE QUAKER AND CURATE. After the ceremony of marriage To CORRESPONDENT'S. the curate demanded five shillings as his due.-" How dost thou prove

CARADOC has indeed “goared befrom scripture,” said the Quaker, istences,” and we cannot imagine where

yond the boundaries of imagined ex“ that thou oughtest to have from

he is. "Existence saw” Shakespeare me such a share of earthly mam- spurn her bounded reign.” But existmon?"

-"Why,” replied the cli ence spurns the boundless reign of Cara. fate

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