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TO THE ROSE.
EMPRESS of all the flowerets of spring! Night hurrying sails away across the wa. Thine is the homage of every bosom : ters,
Whether you breathe on the zephyr's wing, To seek repose in her own distant isles :.
Or smile on the sylphs that around thee And slow retire the Moon's all.radiant
Or blush at the kiss of thy fairy king, But young Aurora lingers with her
We think of delight as we gaze on thy smiles.
blossom. From the deep dell and dark grove's heav. And lovelier still at the silent hour, ing breast,
When fled is thy smile and thine aspect The misty forms that nightly slumber of gladness, there,
When over thee drooping the evening Ascending to the mountain's snowy crest,
shower Expand their wings, and part into the Hath shed all its tears, then my beautiful air.
When we find thee weeping within thy And forth from out the eastern hall,
bower, Gilding Nature's sable pall,
We call thce an emblem of beauty in The lovely light descends to deck
THE MOURNFUL HARP.
My harp no more is twined with flowers, Hold the ear of Heaven, that listens above
The bough on which I leant is rotten,
Yet all the joys that once were ours In trembling trance of silent love. The zephyrs pass by on their downy wings, No string will sound to pleasure's touch ;
Are far too sweet to be forgotten ! With harps, from whose Eolian strings
No note awake that speaks of gladness; A requiem quivers adown the vale
Such is my mournful harp, and such To the moon there setting, -all sad and pale.
The heart, which thou hast doomed to
sadness. And o'er yon eastern fields of blue
In vain for me the spring bequeathes Tall filmy shapes of amber hue
The calm, where Beauty's wing reposes ; Wave their bright robes around the car
In vain for me the summer breathes
Its blushing flowers and fields of roses. Like the rich and rosy smile of love.
In vain for me the joyful hearth ;
The cheeks that glow, the eyes that glis. But oh! behold what o'er yon hill is stream.
ten ; ing!
In vain the syren voice of mirthThe Sun! the Sun ! Apollo's forehead
I heed not-hear not-cannot listen. beaming
Will Pity to thy breast repair In its etherial lustre !--that bright eye
When Grief o'er error is repenting? Proudly assuines the empire of the sky.
Yes! thou who art as Angel fair, His glowing skirts are bathed in glory's
Wilt, as an Angel, be relenting. fountain
And then my harp in extacy Ah! now his radiant foot is on the moun. Will sound—'tis always sad without tain !
And bliss will come again, and I The bosom of Nature in rapture is heav Will sing in thrilling strains about thee! ing,
M. As when the young bride her lord receiy.
ing Glows in her blushes, and trembles in joy
THE EYE.A Fragment. To yield the embrace, although winningly SHE raised to his her sapphire eye, coy ;
And its thrilling glance to his heart has And Ocean' reposes, all peacefully rolled
gone. In his mantle of green with its fringes of Nay, wonder not, nor ask me why : gold.
Have ye ne'er felt the secret tone
C, Of another's soul pierce to your own, VOL. IV.
When first that index bright of thought Blow on, thou swift and sweeping breeze, To your heart's core its message brought, And shed thy tears, dark frowning cloud; That harbinger of love or hate,
Flash on, ye lightings, through the trees, Too quick, too true, on words to wait ? And peal, ye thunders, deep and loud ; Have ye ne'er shrunk in swooning trance, The soul of care, the heart of sorrow, When first ye marked guilt's demon glance? From you no deeper tint can borrow. And when from beauty's eye-lash bended,
The waste-the warfare is within ; The soul of gentle love descended,
The dream that broods o'er vanished
Is like the waters of a linn,
Where rayless darkness ever centres,
And chokes the sunbeam as it enters.
Even now, as here alone, I rest,
Amid the jar of wave and wind, That led me to the door,
The memory of days too blest, A dull foreboding echo made
When Hope was bright, and Fortune My footsteps on the floor :
kind, I entered, and beheld her seat
Breaks in upon me with a fever, Where it was wont to be ;
That talks of visions gone for ever! But ah! my glance did fail to meet
And thou, the landscape of
my love, What most it longed to see !
How oft beside thy living rills,
Have ) surveyed the sun mer grove, My bosom sank, nor did I ask
And sun descending o'er the hills ; What fortune did betide :
Even thou, that with thy beauties won me, It was a vain-a needless task
Dost at our parting frown upon me!
And thou, whom I so long have loved, Along the pictured wall,
So firmly-warmly--tenderly ; Fix on the lines of her I lov'd
Ah! sweetest one, it ill behoved, And silence told me all !
That thou, at such a time, should'st I felt the memory of the past,
Nor show of anxious thought a semblance; In all its freshness, dart,
One tear-one token of remembrance. With radiance too intense to last
Well, since it hath been, and must be, Like lightning through my heart;
That thou art what I deemed thee not; The hours—the year: of happiness, Oh pluck me from thy memory, And intellectual day,
And let our meetings be forgot ; The tone of beauty, by distress
United in our pleasures only, For ever swept away!
'Tis better that my griets are lonely. Farewell-farewell-beloved scene
And here if thou should'st chance to stray, I may not-must not think !
Along this wild and flowery dell ; "The bliss-fraught raptures that have been, When i am pining far away Would make my spirit shrink,
From scenes that I have loved too well; Shrink from a lone, and loveless earth, Think not of one, who there hath met thee, Despondingly away,
And could not, if he would, forget thee ! Where hope is but a dream, and mirth May days and years of happiness Prophetic of decay !
M. Roll on to bless thy happy lot;
And not a symptom of distress,
When visiting this lonely spot,
Within thy pausing heart awaken ;
Adieu ! adieu ! for mine is breaking! The night wind roams with lonely sound, Roll on, ye tempests, through the sky, · Amid the bleak autumnal wood;
With all your fiery legions roll;
Is more congenial to my soul,
Wrapt in the darkness of distresses, And rushing on the rocks, and roaring! Than Nature in her summer dresses ; With melancholy drip, the rain
Pour down, pour down, ye pelting showers, Is pattering on the chesnut leaves,
Blow on, ye winds, among the woods, Hark! to the thunder-hark! again
For when the cloud of thunder lowers, The elemental conflict heaves ; While, flash on flash, the frequent light- 1 teel that Nature ne'er deserted
Or fires light up your solitudes, ning
The low-the lone--the broken-hearted. The countenance of night is brightening!
LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE.
Durham Coal Field. We understand dale, after it had hung an hour, by Dr that it is in contemplation at present to Ure, of Glasgow, with a Voltaic battery of open the Coal Field of Durham into York- 270 pairs of 4-inch plates. On moving shire. In the mean time, a bill is to be the rod from the hip to the heel, the knee brought into Parliament to carry a rail. being previously bent, the leg was thrown way from Bishop Auckland to Darlington out with such violence, as nearly to overand Stockton. Mr Stevenson, of Edin- turn one of the assistants, who in vain atburgh, one of the most accomplished en- tempted to prevent its extension! In the gineers of this country, has been called by second experiment, the rod was applied to the committee of subscribers to give an the phrenic nerve in the neck, when laboopinion as to the best line. The work is es rious breathing instantly commenced ; the tímated at about L. 120,000, a great part chest heaved and fell; the belly was proof which is already subscribed.
truded and collapsed, with the relaxing and Society of Arts.--Bank Notes.--At a retiring diaplıragın; and it is thought, numerous meeting of the Members of the that but for the complete evacuation of Society in the Adelphi, the Report of the the blood, pulsation might have occurred ! Committee of Polite Arts, relative to the In the third experiment, the supra-orbital different plans which had been presented to nerve was touched, when every muscle in the Society, for improved methods of make the murderer's face 6 was thrown into ing Bank-notes, was presented and read. fearful action.” The scene was hideous ; It contained certain plans, consisting of several of the spectators left the room, and superior specimens by eminent artists of one gentleman actually fainted, from terengravings of a very peculiar description by ror or sickness! In the fourth experiment, Indians, of such mathematical exactness the transmitting of the electric power
from as wholly to exceed the artist's skill in li- the spinal marrow to the ulnar nerve at heal varieties; and of printing with dia- the elbow, the fingers were instantly put in mond type, an imitation of which type motion, and the agitation of the arm was would present insurmountable difficulties, so great, that the corpse seemed to point to the expence being prodigious, the skill first, the different spectators, some of whom rate, and the length of time necessary for thought it had come to life! Dr Ure apfinishing a fount of type for the purpose be- pears to be of opinion, that had not inciing several months. It recommended a sions been made in the blood-Vessels of the combination of engraving and printing, neck, and the spinal marrow been lacerathus rendering necessary an union between ted, the criminal might have been restored the engravers and printers, as the most to life! probable means of securing detection, in New Scientific Institution. An insti. the event of imitation. In order to obviate tution, entitled the “ Cornwall Literary the objection of expence, so likely to be and Philosophical Society,” has been estafelt by the Bank, it was proposed, in con blished in Cornwall, for the advancement sequence of the opinion given of the tirst and cultivation of national and experimen. artists on the subject, that steel plates tal philosophy, general history, biograpby, should be used instead of copper. Cop- and the fine arts. The establishment of a perplates, it was stated, were not capable museum is also one of the objects of this of striking off more than 6000 impressions society, in which there are already great each, and the expence of the plates amount promises of success. to a considerable sum, the estimate of the The internal arrangements of the Edin. number struck off every day at the Bank burgh College Museum are rapidly advancbeing 30,000. Steel, by being softened, ing, and promise, when completed, to riwould take the engraving, after which it val the most admired works of this deshould be case-hardened, and by this pro- scription in Europe. The splendid gallecess each plate would be capable of im- ries of the great rooms are to be appropressing an infinite number. To prove the priated for the reception of a magnificent practicability of this plan of substituting collection of foreign birds from Paris. Costeel for copper, the practice of the Banks lonel Imrie has presented his collection of in the United States was quoted, and seve Grecian minerals, and also his valuable ral Ainerican bank-notes were exhibited collection of Greenland minerals. to the committee, and respectable evidence Mr Adie's Sympicsometer und Hygroheard by them.
meter.-Mr Alexander Adie of Edinburgh Galvanism. On the 4th of November has taken out a patent for his Sympicsomelast, various galvanic experiments were ter, an instrument lately invented by him, made on the body of the murderer Clyds, and which promises to supersede entirely
the common marine barometer. It has is in London, and is astonishing the first been tried, we understand, in a voyage to mathematicians by his truly wonderful India, and still more lately in the North- powers of mental calculation. He is but ern Expedition, and the result in both cases twelve and a half years of age; and, though has been such as to hold out the most flat- he never learnt arithmetic, is able, in a tering hopes of its extensive use and adop- few minutes, to give the multiple of nine tion in the navy. The motion of the ship figures by nine figures, to cube five or six had no effect upon the accuracy of its in- figures, or extrace the root of twenty fidications, and it invariably marked the gures. In the presence of the Editor of slightest changes in the atmosphere, hours this miscellany, he cubed four figures in as before any change was indicated by the many minutes; and told, in two minutes, barometer commonly used. We have seen the number of seconds from the accession one fitred up in a portable form, for the of George 111. on the 25th of October measurement of heights, for which pur. 1760, to the 10th of February 1819, takpose, also, it seems to possess many ad. ing the years at 365 days, 5 hours, 49 mivantages over the barometer now in use.
It merits special notice, that he Mr Adie has likewise invented a Hygro. asserts, he can communicate the principle meter of great delicacy, which promises to on which he makes these accurate calculabe a valuable addition to our stock of phi. tions.—Monthly Magazine. losophical instruments.
Mensurement of an Arc of the Meridian Potters' Clay.- Near the Halkin Hills, in India. Many of our readers are proin Flintshire, and within four miles of the bably aware that a trigonometrical sur. sea, some miners discovered, about two years, vey of India has been going on for a good ago, a vast bed of a substance said to be adapt-" many years, at the expence of the British ed for the manufacturing of earthenware government in that country, and under the without the addition of any other material. superintendence of British officers well It lies immediately under a stiff red clay, qualified for performing a task of that kind. and coals abound in the neighbourhood. Lieut.-Col. William Lambton, F.R.S. of The miners and Mr Bishop, of Stafford, the 33d regiment of foot, took the opportuhave taken a lease of the ground from the nity of this survey to measure, at ditterent proprietor, Lord Grosvenor. A specimen times, an are of the meridian from north of the substance has been brought to Lon. latitude 8° 9' 38" to north latitude 18° 3 don, but has not yet been analyzed. 23:6", being an amplitude of 9° 53' 45",
Near the same place also has been found the longest single arch that has ever been a hollow siliceous rock, abounding in or measured on the surface of the globe. ganic impressions, which has been supposed The full details of this great measurement Likely to become a substitute for burrstone, are partly contained in the 12th volume of but it appears to be too brittle for this pur- the Asiatic Researches ; and will be partly pose.
inserted in the 13th volume of that work, A singular Machine denominated the which will not probably be published for Pedestrian Hobby-Horse, invented by Ba- these three or four years. Col. Lambton ron Von Drais, a gentleman at the court of has inserted an abstract of the principal the Grand Duke of Baden, has been intro- results into a paper, which has been pubduced into this country by a tradesman in lished in the second part of the PhilosophiLong Acre. The principle of this inven- cal Transactions for 1818. tion is taken from the Art of Skating, and From a table exhibiting the result of consists in the simple idea of a seat upon Col. Lambton's calculations, it appears, two wheels, propelled by the feet acting that the length of a degree of latitude at upon the ground. The riding seat, or sad- the poles is 68.704 English miles. dle, is fixed on a perch upon two double At lat. 45° 69.030 shod wheels, running after each other, so At lat. 510 69.105 that they can go upon the footways. To At lat. 900 69-368 preserve the balance, a small board, cover So that the mean length of a degree of ed and stuffed, is placed before, on which latitude is almost exactly 69 miles and the arms are laid, and in front of which one-tenth of a mile. Of consequence, is a little guiding pole, which is held in the the common estimate of 69 miles and a hand to direct the route. The swiftness half to a degree is very erroneous. with which a person well practised can Icelandic Literature has received, and is travel is almost beyond belief; eight, nine, still receiving, accessions from the exertions and even ten miles may, it is asserted, be of M. Liiligren. This gentleman, who is passed over within the hour, on good level professor at Lund, is engaged in translatground. The machine, it is conjectured, ing a number of Icelandic manuscripts, will answer well for messengers, and even which are preserved in the Royal Library for long journeys; they do not weigh more at Stockholm. A volume of these translathan fifty pounds, and may be made with tions has already made its appearance. travelling pockets.
Dr E. D. Clarke has in the press a George Bidder, of Morton-Hampstead, treatise, entitled the Gas Blow-Pipe, or
Art of Fasion, by burning the Gaseous free from it, in consequence of having reConstituents of Water ; giving the his course to this measure. tory of the philosophical apparatus so
The head of Memnon, sent to England denominated ; the proofs of analogy in its by Mr Salt, has been recently placed on a operations to the nature of volcanoes; to- pedestal in the Egyptian room in the Brigether with an appendix, containing an tish Museum. It may, perhaps, be conaccount of experiments with this blow. sidered as the most perfect specimen of pipe.
Egyptian art in the world. From the proNAPLES.--The traveller Belzoni, so portion of the features, it may be concludo well known for his discoveries of antiqui- ed that the figure, when perfect, was about ties in Egypt, is not dead, as has been twenty feet in height. The head has sufreported in English and other journals. fered a loss of part of the right side of its Lord Belmore, who has been for some skull, yet the features are all entire. The time at Naples, having lately returned from back part of the figure is charged with hiea scientific tour through Egypt, Pales- roglyphics. The mouth is closed ; and tine, Syria, &c. has lately received letters the figure, from the particular colour of from him dated Thebes, 27th October the strata, has a singularly beautiful apa 1818; he remains in Egypt, and contie pearance; the whole of the head being of nues with unabated zeal his search for an a reddishi, and the lower part of the greytiquities.
ish, granite. Near this head is placed the Lord Belmore himself had advanced in enormous fist, corresponding to a figure, to Nubia above 150 leagues beyond the of which this fist formed a part, of at least Cataracts. His Lordship remained six sixty feet in height. weeks at Thebes, where he employed one Ίρις, ή τα νύν “Ελληνικά, a periodical hundred Arabs daily in digging for anti- work, is announced, written in ancient or quities, and has made several very interest- modern Greek only, and by natives of ing discoveries. This journey will prove Greece; the principal object of which is also of great advantage to geographers, as to make the friends of the Greek nation he determined, by astronomical observa- acquainted with the present state of knowtions, the latitudes and longitudes of most ledge amongst them, and with their en. of the places through which he passed. It deavours for their regeneration. may, therefore, be expected, that when he Paris. The first volume of the History returns to England he will publish much of the Spanish War against Napoleon Bointeresting information.
naparte has lately been translated from WEST INDIES.—Volcano.--In a recent Spanish into French. It is pretty generalnumber of the Dominica Chronicle, we ly known, that the Spanish Government observe an interesting notice respecting “ a appointed a committee of officers, of every perfect volcano in miniature," formed, it arme to edite, under the superintendence of appears, in the parish of St John in that the Minister of War, the history of the war island. Twelve months ago it was only of independence. This work will coma few inches in circumference, and still prise about 8 volumes, which are to appear fewer in height. In July last its dimen in succession. The first volume contains sions had increased a hundredfold, and, merely the introduction ; it gives an excel. should it continue to make a proportiona- lent explanation of the causes which brought ble increase, it is apprehended, that at no about the war, and the situation of the remote period it may assume an appalling country at the period of Bonaparte's invasight. The boiling lava, or liquid earth, sion. The authors acknowledge that the perpetually discharges from the mouth. administration of spain was then very badA long staff was thrown into the body of ly conducted, and in a state of complete it--the matter which adhered to the staff decay, which rendered the contest between had the appearance of a thick bluish marl, the inhabitants and the usurper very un. of a sulphureous smell and sweetish taste. equal. To this first volume are added, the The rumbling of the boiling liquor within official documents referred to in the course can be distinctly heard.
of the work, together with a list of the Some accounts have been published by Spanish, Portuguese, English, and French Dr Allbin, of Constantinople, and Dr La. works which the authors have compared ford, of Salonichi, to show that vaccina. with their materials. The work cannot tion has the power to prevent the suscep- fail to prove exceedingly interesting, from tibility to the infection of the plague. It its great extent, and the vast care that has is stated that, of six thousand persons vac- been bestowed on it. If it be not entirely cinated at Constantinople, not one became impartial, the editors deserve higi: praise affected with the disease during a period for the tone of moderation which pervades when it was prevalent; and also that the the whole. It is to be accompanied by a Armenians are described as being entirely collection of maps and military plans.