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STILL, my little sweet brunette ! ONCE more the gentle airs of Spring
I sigh for you, and no one else! The promise of fresh pleasure bring : If you frown, oh I shall fret.
Once more the minstrel of the grove I shall die at your repulse!
Attupes new sonnets to his love : Fast the silent wings of Time
Once more the fieret almost peeps O'er your opening beauty move :
From moss which to the white-frost weeps. Soon shall I behold your prime
And soon, to Flora's breath serene, Ripen to the breath of Love!
That moss shall wear a softer green. Then, if your assenting bosom
Ah! while such warblings wake the year, Heave to me but balf so true,
Shall Marianne refuse to hear I may pluck the unfolded blossom
Amid such choral symphony
Is Marianne still deaf to me?
Still bloom, in former hues array'd,
Steals o'er the lawn and glen and grove; Again sball glow)-my true-love cold? And gentle pairs, on frolic wing,
Yon warbler' hath his mate address'd, A timid violet from my sight,
Its glimmering leaves, its virgin white. Then listen to the verbal bird,
I stoop'd to taste the breathing spring, Nor Ay so sweet a Valentine :
So gentle in the recent fower, And, if with charmed ear be heard
And welcome the sweet tints that bring His melting music-deem it mine!
The promise of a softer hour.
Some moments past, I hied to view
The little traits of yesterday : That little sprig of young peach-bloom,
But gone was all the illusive hue; The promise fair of sweets to come,
The very leaves were shrunk away. Was sent, in sooth, by me: And, though its tints be all too weak
And is that violet's glance so coy,
Which fed, as if afraid of me,
Say, is it like a dream of joy
That paints the air, but ne'er shall be? When like the fruit, as now the flower, If I have hail'd thy vernal pride, Nor plac'd beyond my reach,
Say, is thy bower the rosemarine, I may salute thee supny-ripe,
That veils the blushi thy scorn would hide, And (more delicious still the type)
The blush I fondly fancied mine?
LIST OF PLATES.
Luther, Portrait of, 209.
Norton Church, co. Derby, 497. Dublin, Tenter-house in, 113.
Quatford Church, Salop, 17. Earl's Shilton Church, co. Leic. 305. Salisbury, Poultry Cross at, 393. Eghum Church, Surrey, 577.
Sherborne, New Inn at, 201. Harnhan Bridge, Chapel, &c. al, 393. Tewkesbury, Antient Building at, 489.
FIRST PART OF THE EIGHTY-EIGHTH VOLUME.
On the conclusion of each succeeding Volume, it has been customary to present to our Readers the most heartfelt thanks for their long and unabated patronage of our labours—and to assure them of our constant adherence to the genuine principles of the English Constitution, as established by Magna Charta, confirmed by the glorious Revolution, and strengthened and perpetuated by the mild Government of the illustrious House of BRUNSWICK. - To these principles we have uniformly and steadily adhered; nor, thanks to a beneficent Providence, have the principles themselves lost any thing of their value. They have been assailed with great violence; they have been confronted with unheard-of novelties; they have been branded with standing in the way of all those Utopian schemes of improvement with which the Publick has of late been nauseated. But we may venture to assert, that they have entered into the mind of no man among us by the avenues of considerrate examination and conviction, who has wavered in his attachment to them. They are the only principles recognized by our happy Constitution ; under the shadow of which the Nation has so long reposed in safety, and flourished in character and dignity; they are those of the soundest and best Statesmen who have graced our councils, and who have left to us the fruit of their wisdom, their firmness, and their labours. These were the principles which opposed an effectual bar to the Revolutionary spirit of 1792, which kept up the spirit of resistance to Buonaparte through a long contest, and at length liberated Europe ; and which, after having conducted us to a Peace which secures our glory and our greatness together, are, by their influ
ence upon the order, the stability, and the confidence of society, silently, but rapidly, repairing the wa. f War, animating industry, enterprize, and morals, and throwing forth the buds and blossoms of national and permanent prosperity, which, if not blighted by the storms of faction, will cover the country with their fruit *.
In the words of an eminent Statesman, we are happy in contrasting our present prospects with the short period of only two years ago.
The country was then in the utmost distress, owing to the recurrence from a state of War to that of Peace ; for we had been engaged in a contest for our very existence as a Nation; and in that contest Great Britain had triumphed, and crowned herself with glory. Providence, however, then, in order to check our exultation, had visited us with a most inclement season. Now the contrast is most grateful, and it is to be hoped that prosperity will again visit the land: nothing can exceed the prospect of the harvest of the present year, which is not confined to this country, for it is general. Arts and Manufactures also are again flourishing, and all is one active scene of employ. Every human institution is liable to defects ; but every person must be convinced that under no Constitution do the People enjoy a greater share of Civil and Religious Liberty than in Great Britain ; and so long as we are possessed of a FREE Press, no real abuse can be brought forward without its correction, or a remedy being found.
To our numerous and justly valued Correspondents we again return our cordial thanks.
July 15, 1819.
* See Felix Farley's Bristol Journal, June 27, 1818; and see (more particularly) the incomparably fine Speech of Mr. Canning at the Dinner recently given in honour of his Election at Liverpool.
MINOR CORRESPONDENCE.—Corrections, &c... 2 Beview of New Publications.
Miscellaneous Correspondence. Anecdotes of the 'Life of Bishop Watson..... 41
Sinking Fund.-Musæ Elonenses, &c. &c. 24 Parliament- The Prince Regent's Speech...69
on the Character and Genius of Dr.Johnson31 Baron Thomson, J. Entwisle,esq.-Vizir Ally84
With a Perspective View of the Tower of CAERDIFF CHURCH ;
and a View of QUATFORD CHURCH, co. Salop,
with Antiquities belonging to it.
An old and respectable Correspondent the following : “ The Third Class of the (who has in his possession the original most honourable Military Order of the Account - book of Sir Henry Herbert, Bath, shall be composed of Officers boldgrandson of Lord H. of Cherbury, Mas- ing commissions in his Majesty's service, ter of the Revels to James I. Charles I. by sea or land, who shall be styled Comand Charles II. together with a large panions of the said Order: they shall correspondence of that family) wishes not be entitled to the appellation, style, to be informed where to look for an precedence, or privilege of Knights Baaccount of the office of Master of the chelors; but shall take place and preceRevels, its origin, and dissolution; and' dence of all Esquires of the United Kingwhere to find any thing relating to the dom of Great Britain and Ireland.”family of Herbert, whose seat was at Then follows what entitles them to be Ribesford, Salor, and some of whose Companions. branches represented Bewdley for many B. observes, that Mr. Warner, in his years. Mr. Malone had the. Account- entertaining “ Western Walk," menbook of the Master of the Revels in his tions Dr. Gilbert Sheldon having been hands; but what use he made of it our, born at Stanton near Batb, SomersetCorrespondent knows not.
shire ; but the Universal Biographical Mr. E. W. BRAYLEY requests to be in Dictionary, and Lempriere's Biographiformed to whom, and to what Church, cal Dictionary say that he was born at Wharton (speaking of the archives of Stanton in Staffordsbire. Which auCathedrals having been mutilated or thority is correct ? - The Universal Biodestroyed) alludes, in the following pas- graphical Dictionary also mentions the sage of his preface to the “ Anglia Sa- vicarage of Hackney being given to the cra," Sect. iv, “Id in plurimis avaritia et Doctor by Charles I. ; but our Correimpietas, in nonnullis superstitio effecit. spondent believes it is not in the gift of Comperi enim Episcopum quendam ante the King; but has long been the property centum et quod excurrit annos, avitæ su- of the Tyson family, who have lately perstitionis delendæ prætextu, omnia Ec- chosen to be called Tyssen. clesiæ suæ monumenta et Registra igni A CORRESPONDENT would be glad to tradidisse."
obtain some information respecting the Though ourselves absolute unbelievers Author of a small volume, entitled "The in the science of Astrology, we will not Doctrine of the Bible: or Rules of Diswithhold a communication which may cipline, briefly gathered thorow the be thought by the initiated to contain whole course of the Scripture, by way of a singular proof of its certainty: “ AC- questions and answers. The date of cipe, dignissime Urbane, qui multa the above volume is 1649, “ newly corutilia et forsan nonnulla inutilia colligis, rected and amended.” quod, ab amico, in arte obstetricâ ver- G, H. W. would feel much obliged by sato, accepi. — Illustrissima Principissa, the names of the Fourteen Conspirators cujus inopinatam mortem totà Anglia engaged in Babington's Conspiracy in dolet, parturitionis dolores (tunc enim the reign of Queen Elizabeth. -- He progestationis opus Natura finivit) die 5 to ceeds: “ In your Magazine for Nov. last, Novembris primum sensit. At, qua- p. 393, should it not be Baroni Hill de draginta hebdomadis ab hoc tempore Almarez, not ab Almarez ?"-" In p. computatis, Dies conceptionis in Diem 395, the arms of Widvile (query Wilde?) Anglicanis infaustissimum, viz. 300. are described as placed over the monuJanuarii incidit. Seculo jam preterito, ment of the families of Dive and Wylde hoc, pro artis astrologicæ testimonio ir- in Bromham Church." refragabili babitum fuisset: certè, in hoc
SCHOLASTICUS may be assured that he ævo, dies faustos et infaustos rectè de
will never get the 501 Prize, should be spicienti, pro concursu singulari babea- be wise enough to discover the Enigma tur ; et bâc de causa, in cbartis tuis attributed to Miss Seward ; and which locum obtineat.
P.T.J. first appeared in our vol. XXVII. p. 136. Currente Calamo script. Memoirs of Dr. BURNEY and of T.
18 Kul. Feb. 1818." WYON, Esq. ; Rev. C. J. SMYTH; Mr. A CONSTANT READER AND FRIEND, in Britton ; A CONSISTENT CHURCHMAN; answer to J. C.'s question (in our pre- J. M.M.; On Disorders arising from ceding volume, p. 488), “what rank and Indigestion ; &c. &c. sball appear in precedence the Companions of the Order of ille Bath are entitled to,” refers Irim Erratum.-In a few Copies the word to the Supplement to the London Ga- Llandaff, is accidentally printed at the zette of Jan, 3, 1815, in which he will see
head of p. 9, instead of Caerdiff.