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the wrench as severe as that needed Roland had been friends in youth, and “ To drag the magnet from the pole,
cannot have forgotten Coleridge's exTo chain the freedom of the soul,
quisite description of their quarrel and To freeze in ice desires that boil,
estrangement. He would have paint. To root the mandrake from the soil,” &c.
ed their reconciliation in a few lines of
light. But attend to Tupper-and But Amador, after ten years' absence remember the parties are, each of -So Christabel was no girl-now re- them, bordering, by his account, on turned “ with name and fame and for fourscore. tune”-for
"Like aspens tall beside the brook, • The Lion-King, with his own right hand, The stalwarth warriors stood and shook, Had dubbed him Knight of Holy Land, And each advancing feared to look The crescent waned where'er he came,
Into the other's eye;
Since in disdain and passion they
Had flung each other's love away Having leapt the moat, and flung him.
With words of insult high ; self from his horse,
How had they lung'd and pray'd to meet! " In the hall
But memories cling; and pride is sweet; He met her!-but how pale and wan!
And which could be the first to greet
The haply scornful other?
What if De Vaux were haughty still,----
Or Leoline's unbridled will (o blessed vision !) he espied
Consented not his rankling ill
In charity to smother ?
« Their knees give way, their faces are pale, Was Geraldine!
And loudly beneath the corslets of mail, Fairer and brighter, as he gazes
Their aged hearts in generous heat
Almost to bursting boil and beat ;
The white lips quiver, the pulses throb, And Amador no more can brook
They stifle and swallow the rising sob, The jealous air and peevish look
And there they stand, faint and unmann'd, That in the other lies!"
As each holds forth his bare right hand !
Yes, the mail-clad warriors tremble, This is rather sudden, and takes the
All unable to dissemble reader aback-for though poor Chris- Penitence and love confest, tabel had had a strange night of it, she As within each aching breast was a lovely creature the day before, The flood of affection grows deeper and and could not have grown so very
stronger “ lean and white" in so short a time. Till they can refrain no longer, Only think of her looking " peevish”! But with,-' Oh, my longt-lost brother !! But
To their hearts they clasp each other, “ A trampling of hoofs at the cullice-port,
Vowing in the face of heaven
All forgotten and forgiven !
“ Then, the full luxury of grief
That brings the smothered soul relief, moor, A mingled numerous array,
Within them both so fiercely rushed On panting palfreys black and grey,
That from their vanquish'd eyes out-gushed With foam and mud bespattered o'er,
A tide of tears, as pure and deep II astily cross the flooded Irt,
As children, yea as cherubs weep!" And rich Waswater's beauty skirt,
Sir Roland tells Sir Leoline, that And Sparkling-Tairn, and rough Seath- his daughter Geraldine could not help waite,
being amused with Bard Bracy's tale And now that day is dropping late,
that she was in Langdale, seeing Have passed the drawbridge and the gate." that she was sitting at home in her Here again Mr Tupper shows, some own latticed bower; but the false one what ludicrously, his unacquaintance imposes on the old gentleman with a with the Lake-Land, and makes Sir pleasant story, and, manifest impostor Roland perform a most circuitous and liar though she be, they take her journey.
-do not start from your chair-for You know that Sir Leoline and Sir the Virgin Mary!
“ Her beauty hath conquer'd : a sunny smile « The spirit said, and all in light Laughs into goodness her seeming guile. Melted away that vision bright; Aye, was she not in mercy sent
My tale is told.” To heal the friendships pride had rent? Such is Geraldine, a Sequel to ColeIs she not here a blessed saint
ridge's Christabel! It is, indeed, a To work all good by subtle feint ?
most shocking likeness-call it ra. Yea, art thou not, mysterious dame,
ther a horrid caricature. Coleridge's Our Lady of Furness ?—the same, the same!
Christabel, in any circumstances beO holy one, we know thee now,
neath the sun, moon, and stars, “ lean O gracious one, before thee bow,
and white, and peevish"!!-a most Help us, Mary, hallowed one, Bless us, for thy wondrous Son”
impious libel. Coleridge's Geraldine
“ like a lady from a far countree"At that word, the spell is half-bro
with that dreadful bosom and side. ken, and the dotards, who had been
stain still the most beautiful of all the kneeling, rise up; the Witch gives a
witches-and in her mysterious wickslight hiss, but instantly recovers her
edness powerful by the inscrutable gentleness and her beauty, and both
secret of some demon-spell over the fall in love with her, like the elders
best of human innocence the dragonwith Susanna.
daughter of an old red-raged hag, “ Wonder-stricken were they then, hobbling on wooden crutches! Where And full of love, those ancient men,
is our own ? Coleridge's bold EngFull-fired with guilty love, as when
lish Barons, stiff in their green cld as In times of old
oaks, Sir Leoline and Sir Roland, To young Susanna's fairness knelt
with rheumy eyes, slavering lips, and Those elders twain, and foully felt
tottering knees, shamelessly wooing The lava-streams of passion melt
the same witch in each others presence, Their bosoms cold.”
with all the impotence of the last stage They walk off as jealous as March
of dotage! hares, and Amador, a more fitting wooer, supplies their place.
" She had dreams all yesternight
Of her own betrothed knight; His head is cushioned on her breast,
And she in the midnight wood will pray Her dark eyes shed love on his,
For the weal of her lover that's far away!” And his changing cheek is prest By her hot and thrilling kiss,
That is all we hear of him from ColeWhile again from her moist lips
ridge-Mr Tupper brings before us The honeydew of joy he sips,
the “ handsome youth" (yes! he calls And views, with rising transport warm, him so), with Her half-unveil'd bewitching form."
“a goodly shield, At this critical juncture Christabel Three wild-boars or, on an azure field, comes gliding ghost-like up to him. While scallop-shells on an argent fess and Amador, most unaccountably Proclaim him a pilgrim and knight no stung
less !! "Stung with remorse, Enchased in gold on his helmet of steel Hath drop't at her feet as a clay-cold corse;" A deer-bound stands on the high-plumed she raises him up and kisses him-Ger
keel ! " &c. aldine, with an involuntary hiss and And thus equipped—booted and spursnake-like stare," gnashes her teeth red-armed cap-a-pie—he leaps the on the loving pair. Bard Bracy plays moat-contrary to all the courtesies on his triple-stringed Welsh harp'a of chivalry-and, rushing up to the holy hymn-Geraldine is convulsed, lady, who had been praying for him grows lank and lean
for ten years (ten is too many), he The spell is dead--the charm is o'er,
turns on his heel as if he had stumbled Writhing and circling on the floor,
by mistake on an elderly vinegar-viWhile she curl'd in pain, and then was
saged chambermaid, and makes fu
rious love before her face to the lady seen no more."
on whose arm she is fainting ;-and this Next day at noon Amador and is in the spirit of_Coleridge! It won't Christabel are wedthe spirit of the do to say Amador is under a spell. No bride's mother descending from heaven such spell can be tolerated-and so far to bless the nuptials-the bridegroom from being moved with pity for Amais declared by her to be Sir Rowland's dor as infatuated, we feel assured, son
that there is not one Quaker in Ken
INDEX TO VOL. XLIV.
✓ Alcestis of Euripides, the, translated by Mr
dean, &c. writers, by Cory, reviewed,
ton's Daughter, 1-Part II. 3- Part III.
king, Part I. 664— Part II. 741.
Brougham has well branded the Melo
the important affairs of the nation are
tions of the papists, 438.
lator of Homer's Hymns, 52.
in France. By M. Guizot, reviewed, 524.
of Euripides, 408.
character of the Colonial Secretary de-
posed, 625—his endowments of popery
rican colonies, 635.
28, 1838, by James Montgomery, 140--
369_Sonnets, on the, 402.
existence of the corn laws, as affecting
more than double the quantity of manu. I., 539-Chap. II., 543– Chap. III,
761–Chap. XI., 764.
tical character of popery as it has always
been described, ib. the support given by
fraudulent purposes, first, in reference to
the law of content, 120-general expen principle, 731--and thirdly, as to nation-
in those times, a glance at its proceedings
John Stuk, Edinburgh ; I. food of the her. sions of popery were sincere towards li-
ring, 175-11. food of the salmon, 185. beralism, she would support all Protestant
Governments which are based on tolerant
principles, 737—the union now of popery
390-Chip. III., 393_Chap. IV.,397. preguant with gloomy forebodings, as it
was in times past, 739_- the remarkably
on such an ominous combination, aptly
quoted, 740--popery has never yet suc.
character of an honest and worthy Flight of Youth," in the August number
Love and Geology, a tale, 386.
Village, and of its Founders, 358.
ness, Part IV., Chap. I., 234-Chap. Misgovernment of the colonies demonstrated,
tions into the interior of Eastern Austra progress of popery, and attempted acts
of the papists since their entrance into
bearers of the society for the diffusion
the objects of that society described, 504
--papists are now united throughout the
North, in a letter to Christopher North, 505-vigorous and animated exertions are
' required on the part of Protestants to
- the apparition, 246-an interference, Protestantism, Catholicism, and Philoso-
vital point which separates the two sys-
the interior of Eastern Australia, by Ma sumers shall bave the ruling power, ib.
laws were enacted, 318-the reciprocity
system is founded on diametrically oppo-
site principles, ib.-the reciprocity act
quoted, 319—the effects of the recipro-
and resources of the empire, demonstrated
320_its alleged favourable effects on the
in France. By M. Guizot, reviewed, 524. proved to be unable to preserve our
to-morrow, a tale, Chap. I. 441- Chap. as the restrictive system has been unable
our colonies, 326-the favourable results
of the restrictive system in our colonial
procity system to blind the nation regarding
traced, 494-its liberalism proved to be grand error of the latter system is the sacri.
ficing the national security and defence to
Catholics of England and Scotland took articles of national independence are grain