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Oh! may no frosts thy beauties chill!

No storms thy little frame destroy ! But sporting gay beside the rill,

May'st thou thy transient life enjoy!

THE WILLOW.

TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCII, OF J.J.

ROUSSEAU.

I PALATED thee, and watchd thy growth,

Thou tender plaintive Willow.tree! And oft, amid thy yielding boughs,

The little birds would sing to me.

As rain-drops feed the fire;
So the blaze lit at Fancy's eyes,
Spriukled with tears and faun'd with sighs,

As tear depress, or hopes aspire,
Still fiercer burns and blazes higber;

O this it is to love !
!! is no loubt her beauty's power,
To languish o'er the faded lower,

Drooping and sad like her ;
To doubt her glass, to doubt her eyes,
To shun false fattery's honey'd lies,

Yet still, from one dear flatterer,
Such praise to every sound prefer ;

O this it is to love!
'Tis hating her whoin he commend: ;
"Tis envying all he calls his friends;

Yet still his presence tlying ; 'Tis loathing the sun's blessed light, 'Tis moaning thro' the tedious night;

'Tis musing, weeping, wailing, sighing, Not yet to die, yet always dying!

Know, Stranger, this is love!

Ab! sing no more ye liule birds !
Ye happy, fond, and faithful band !

Poor Eliuor was blythe as ye,
Till Heury left bis native land.
To seek the gold of eastern climes,

From love he fies, and death he bravesAlas! when bliss at home is fuund,

Why risk it on the uncertain waves !

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TO THE EVENING PRIMROSE.

THE LOVE-SICK MAID;

AN IMITATION OF THE WRITERS OF THE

SEVENTEENTR CENTURY.

STRANGER, dost see you pallid maid,
Recliud beneath you willow shade,

Who still with listless mien,
Plucks the wild fowers that round her gleam,
And watches them sail down the stream,

Trilling a sad wild air between ? Would'st hear, what dims those eyes so sbeen?

Khow this it is to love !

'Tis this, upon her lute to play,
Warbling the weary hours away,

Like plaintive Philomel;
Yet, to one tender pensive song
Returning still, the potes prolong,

Still on that air enraptur'd dwell,
Hark! 'tis the song he lov'd so well, -

O this it is to love!

Lov'd foweret, rear thy drooping head,

And wake thy beauty pale !
Thy lovely blossoms haste to spread,

And woo the fragrant gale!
Soon shall the evening breezes blow,

Soon fail the evening dews;
Then raise thy petals fainting low,

Thy modest charms diffuse.
Yon faunting sun-fower, by thy side,

In starry radiance gay,
Spreads ber rich breast in beauty's pride,

And courts the noon-tide say.
Wbilst, shrinking from the fervid glow,

Thy modest colours fly,
Each graceful floweret drooping low,

'Tby silken blossoms die.
But fairer than proud Plæbus'flower

In noon-tide beauty bright,
Art thou, in evening's pensive hour,

By Cynthia's trembling light.
When faintly gleams the western star,

An evening's gentle breeze,
Like sweetest music heard from far,

Sighs softly through the trees :
Then, lovely in the silver beam

Thy flowerets glistening fair, With pearly dew-drops brightly gleam,

Resplendent through the air.

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It is, when with the painter's dies
She bids a new creation rise,

Surpassing mortal grace;
In Surrey's form, in Syduey's eye,
In hero, or io Deity,

With faithful pencil, still to trace
Her lover's form, and look, and face;

O this it is to love!

It is to shun his very name,
Yet thus in secret purse tbe flame,

FASHIONS

FOR

AUGUST, 1811.

EXPLANATION OF THE PRINTS OF FASHION.

PROMENADE Dress.

year a matter of less attraction, though of

A round robe of India jaccunot

, trimmed consideration, than at any other; it is now

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Tound the boltom with ribband; a mantle of, tbat neatness is refined into elegance and fiue India mull muslin, or white crape, with polished into grace; that youth and beauty ficher front, ornainented with drawn ribband are decked in the soft raiment of indocence, and tassels, terminating on one side in a point modesty, and graceful simplicity. The prinönished with a tassel, and confined to the cipal art in dress at this season appears to be waist ou the same side. A village hat of in the selection of the most appropriate and white chip, with a crown of blended crape and becoming colours; here fashion should be sarsuet, bound and tied under the chiu with entirely out of the question; we are inclined ribband, over a lace cawl, and raised from the to think that each have their peculiar colour, face by a abort wreatb of small French roses. as every plant has its distinguishing blossom, Parasol and ridicule of purple and green shot and that tbe ribbands of a lady should there. silk; gloves of York tan; Ronau buets of fore be so nicely chosen as to appear to have #bite Morocco,

been designed for her by nature rather than her milliner. A mixture of colours should

for the most part be avoided, for if they are GENERAL OBSERVATIONS

not entirely out of taste, they at least require

so mucb in the selection and harmonizing, FASHION AND DRESS.

that one would be fearful of such innovation. Fashion and gaiety are no longer to be found

The pelisse form still prevails for morning in this half-deserted metropolis ; we musi

dresses, buttoned down the front with small iberefore seek them iu tbs ir favourite suinmer

raised buttons; we hare observed several in retreals; but even there, we must not expict

the robe form falling back from the shoulder, to find much of novelty or of brilliancy. This with an apron front and stomacher let in, and in not ibe season of luxury or embellishment laced across in the peasant style, with cojo dress; the youthful femnale, seeking to loured ribbands; others we have noticed with please, ratber than to dazzle or to shine, and a small jacket trimmd with lace or ribband; partaking of the larmny and genial in

the sleeves are necessarily worn long, the Agence of the season and of nature, forgelting

necks bigh, trimmed with lace edging, and all rivalry, seems to listen with more atten

ornamented with lace let in in every possible tion and observance to the suggestions of direction. Caps are equally worn by tbe youthgrace and nature, thao to the whinsical and ful or more matrovly belle, composed of bro. capricious detail of fashion or ber milliner. caded ribband and lace pearl, or of entire lace Her habit is simply in a good taste, com. or satin, raised above the ear, worn flat on the placently accommodating itself to her easy | head, projecting behind in the form of a cone, degligent form; her hair turned up with taste, and brought forward on the face, orna. part It ft gracefully Aowing; a simple rose,

mented with a half tiira of French roses, ranunculus, or other equally sweet-scented | pinks, or ranunculus, with a square lace veil lower placed d-la-Daphne on each side the thrown over the head, a ribband tied simply bead. We would not be understood to in round the head wiib bows and ends rather sinuate, that dress is at this season of the Il long, behind the left ear, is the reigning fa

vourite among a few fair fashionables, it is , long white gloves, and shoes of white satin simply graceful and negligently becoming. with shoe-kuots of silver grapes. White satia

For the promenade, spensers with jackets; was never so much worn as at the present pelisses made to throw open; scarfs in white | time; white dresses of every description are or black lace or silk; salin tippets trimmed very prevalent; in full dress bands of pearls, with lace; white satin spensers; cloaks or gold, silver, diamonds, &c. are much worn, mantles, ornamented with broad Mechlin lace; } with three or more ostrich feathers forming a lace tippets, lined with sarsnet; French lace plume; the sleeves are invariably short; the cloaks worn short; large square veils throwo waists just below the bosom before, but not over the shoulders ; mantles of white or co. quite so short behind; trains of a moderate loured crape, or of fine transparent muslin, | length, but something longer in full dress; bound with white satin wreath trimming ; coloured spotted gauzes are just introduced lace spensers over sarsnet; and coloured petti. over coloured slips, and yellow spotted with coats to correspond, under clear muslin. Small

green over yellow ratin; these are novel and satin caps with two ostrich feathers, or lace | fanciful, but not elegant or becoming; the ornamented with Aowers; or of ribband inter- small lace tippet is indispensible in full dress; mixed with lace; or of open straw lined with bouquets are so much worn as almost to be sarsnet; or white chip tied carelessly on one considered a part of the dress, they are placed side, ornamented with white or coloured

high in the centre of the bosom; silver tiffany ostrich feathers.

fans seem much admired, as are silver net For dinner or home dress, Opera nets, sars bands for tbe head; when the sleeve is not nets, satins, Imperial gauze, Merino crapes, terminated by an armlet, they are worn easily and lodia muslins, made low in the bosom, looped up with a brilliant brooch. Small rather high bebind, with short sleeves and French aprons in crape bound with silver, small trains, the waists perfectly plain, fitting with light silver tassels at the corners, are a tbe shape with the utmost exactness, and

very pleasing and fashionable addition to much shorter than they have been worn for a dress : lace handkerchiefs, with the corners length of time; the short Grecian waist is in rounded off, so small as just to meet and pia fact revived. Small lace or satin hoods, raised at one ear, are very numerous, and are exfrom the face with bunches of artificial or tremely becoming to a round Madona face. silver fruit or flowers, are most becoming head- | The bauds for the head are no longer brought dresses for those who have accustomed them- low on the face in the Egyptian manner, but selves to this matronly style of dress. Flowers raised from the forehead in the Venetian style; or pearls entwined with i he hair have a more two distinct necklaces are worn, the one claspyouthful appearance, or the hair simply con. ing with a brilliant snap rather loosely round fined by a small comb, with one or more long the throat, the other long in the pilgrim style, ringlet curl left unconfined, has a very grace- ! from which are suspended numerous brilliant ful appearance; two full blown ruses ou oue

bagatelles. Ridicules of silver net, lined with side the bead is also much worn.

blue or spangled gauze, set in to an antique For evening and full dress, lace dresses | dead silver clasp, with silver chains and taseither in black or white lace, over wliite satin i sels, are very appropriate for the drawingslips ; satiu dresses with short trains, trimmed round the bottom with a deep white French Jewellery is much more worn than usual at or Honiton lace, the sleeves of lace, with under this season, but we have not noticed any new sieeve of satin, confined round the arm with device; pearls seem the most admired for pearl arnılets and diamonds or emerald clasps ; necklaces, with diamond clasps, broaches, ear. white and silver gauze over pink or lilac satin snaps, with oblong pearl drops; garuets and slips; train petticoats of fine India ikuslins or cmeralds are much admired for their cool and crapes, with lace waists lined with coloured becoming effect; watches are not quite so satio; or trains of crape or muslin, with waists much worn as the last mooth; at this season of white or coloured satin, and słceves of lace; the basket-maker and toyman find more em

room.

ployment than the jeweller, a sort of rustic back from the temples as last month; it is untutored style of ornament prevails; rural dressed Hat on the head, but twisted up on one simplicity and rustic elegance are the order of side, part frequently left to fall in ringlets in

the neck. The hair is worn dressed rather faller on the Toe prevailing colours are straw, pink, blue, face, in thick flat round curls, oot strained yellow, and green..

the day.

MONTHLY MISCELLANY,
INCLUDING VARIETIES, CRITICAL, LITERARY, AND HISTORICAL.

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PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS.

boast any important addition. There the LYCEUM.—The Managers of this Theatre wbole strength of the Theatre is called fortb, have produced a piece which contains a good and the stage is covered with borses and satured salire upon the. Hippomania laste of donkies. The Flints and Dungs are opposed, their brother Managers at Covent Garden and the opposition is real, as neither party The title of this exquisite Olio combined all

caa stir for, the other, from the want of skill the heterogeneous appellatives of the modern

in the riders. The grand bat:le takes place druma; it was tragical, comical, au panto. in the front of a castle. There the last scene mimical-quadrupedal, and bipedal.cThe in Blue Beard is whimsically burlesqued, and name of the piece was, “ The Quadrupeds; or, the judicrous confusion produced by tire ac. The Manager's Last Kick.”

tiou bas never been surpassed. RAYMOND is The piece opens wilb a scene in which the the representative of Abrahamides, and appears Manager, Prompter, &c. of a theatre are intro- mounted on a little poney. In the heat of the duced as being in great distress. A bailiff enters || battle the tailor is dismounted, and his horse in the disguise of a countryman to arrest the | sheets off. He then enters with a shovel in. Manager, but he is presently put out of the bis hand, exclaiming. way by a stage trick, as he is sent down by a trap door. A number of duns next wait on

“ An ass, an ass, my shopboard for an ass !" him, to wbom, as he knows not how to escape A number of warriors advance, armed with ibem, the Manager offers them bis person, or

brooms, crutches, and similar, weapons, and the profits of a plan which he has in bis head. If the charge is renewed with iucreased fury.His plan is, to introduce donkies on the stage, || Horse and fuot mingle in the fray, and a treand to bring them forward in “ The Tailors, mendous discharge of cabbagos closes the scene a Tragedy for Warm Weather." His creditors | with suitable pomp and.solemnity.. agree to wait the result of the experiment. Such was this piece; wbicbis in truth a. Several observations are made with respect | very pleasant ridicule and satire, but whether. to the propriety of getting up this piece, and it will have any tendency to reform tbe public some compliments are bestowed on the Tailər. taste we have much doubt. As to the introing profession, to guard against giving offence duction of the horses on Cuvent-Garden. to the members of that frateruiry.

Theatre, we could never see any objection to “ The Tragedy for Warm Meather" is then them. The amusements-furnished by battles. performed. Sume of the scenes are omitted, and processions had long been popular wille. but still it is not shurtened in representation, be town; and if the thing itself was palatable,, as a number of songs are introduced. The it was surely better to exhibit live horses than Bulbur has measured out rather too much. I wouden puppets. Living machinery was preThe alterations made by the songs, &c. are too

ferable to dead; horse-flesh to pasteboard. insignificant to merit particular notice. It The horses, moreover, came only in their prois only the close of the tragedy which can

per place; and Shakespeare was exhibited on, No. XXI. Vol. IV.-N. S.

þis Pegasus before his lacky, Mr. Crossman, ment, and will then give the exact sum. If caine mounted on bis sieed

asked, bow he knows that it is so? he says he

cannot tell, but that it is so. The Govern WORKS IN THE PRESS.

ment, it is said, have offered to take charge Mr. John Riug, Member of the Royal Col.

of his education, but his father would not part Hege of Surgeons, has in the press a Treatise with bim, but prefers exhibitin, bis wonderful on the Gout, with Observations on the Eau powers in different towok, and has collected Medicinale d'Ilussan.

a large sum by this means. It was thought Mr. Bryan Crowther, surgeon to Bethlem

at first that the constant exercise of such unand Bridewell Hospitals, has in the preșs Prac

common faculties might injure thep; but it is tical Remarks on lusauity, in au octavo yo

altogether a gift so out of the common course, lume.

that little ground can he found to build a raPeter Pindar, Esq. will shortly publish tional opinion upon. Sunetines the persyns Carlton-House Fête, or the Poet's Disappoiut try to puzzle bim, and will tell him he is mis, ment, in two elegies; also Curiosity in Rags, taken, or will sometimes make a mistake in the or the Daughters of Eve, an elegy. This work, result' of the question proposed to try him. for certain reasons, will be published before The boy will then reply very positively, and the Rival Minstrels, lately announced. often pertly, when told that he is wrong-no,

Mr. J. Britton, of 'Tavistock-place, is pre- 1 you are wrong; abil in no instance has the paring for the press the History and Archi- child been found to have erred in the result le tecture of Redcliff Church, Bristol, illustrated gives; what is more, be is equally expert in by plans and views of that elegant building. division and subtraction. In this there can be

Dr. Busby proposes to publish his Trans no trick, as the boy could never be instructed lation of Lucretius, in rhyme, iu two quarto to answer the variety of questions that are volumes.

daily put to him by different persons who go Mr. W.Stcers, clerk of Silver-street Chapel, || to see him. He is a forward playful child; will shortly publish a small volume of religi- || and it is sometimes with difficulty that bis ous, moral, and miscellaneous Poems.

father can get him to attend to what is asked Mr. Dymock, of Glasgow, has in the press | him, but the moment he does attend to the a corrected edition of Cæsar's Commentaries question proposed, be gives the answer withfor the use of scbvols, with English notes out any hesitation." and, at the end, a mioule explanation of the

A PRECOCIOUS.-The following is extracted Roman antiquities alluded iq by Caşar.

from the Moniteur, under the head of King:

dom of Westpbalia. -For these eight months EXTRAORDINARY MEMORY.- A letter we bave had aniong the students of the unifrom a gentleman in New York to his friend in versity of Gottingen, a boy ten years and an this country says :-“ A wonderful phenome- || half old, who is a real phenomenon. The non has appeared in this country lately, and name of this young scavant is Chas. Wilte, as the circumstance is curious, and so much | He understands the languages, history, geo. the topic of conversation, I shall endeavour to graphy, and literature, as well ancient as mo. relate it as clearly as I can. A boy, under dern; at the age of eight years he possessed, seven years of age, who reads so imperfectly || besides bis mother tongue, Gretk, Latin, that it may almost be said he is entirely igno- | French, English, and Italian, to such a degree rant of it, and who is quite unacquainted with | of perfection, Ibat he would not only translate figures, yet possesses the astonishing power currently the Eneid of Virgil, and the Iliad of of multiplyiug numbers so as to give the re Homer, but could besides speak, with an asa sult of the most difficult questions. For in. tonishing facility, all the living languages stance, a person asks him how much 5678, || wbich bave been just mentioned. Oftbis he multiplied by 5673, or any other number, will

last year gave sach satisfactory proofs in a produce; he appears to consider for a mo

public examination, which he uoderwent at

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