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many actual shipwrecks in prose, selecting such while the great tide is still rolling on and gaio materials as were most striking. Gibbon makes ing ground with every breaker. Mr. Southey it a merit in Tasso “to have copied the minutest accuges us of attacking the religion of the coundetails of the siege of Jerusalem from the Chro-try; and is he abetting it by writing lives of nicles." In me it may be a demerit, I presume; Wesley? One mode of worship is merely delet it remain 80. Whilst I have been occupied stroyed by another. There never was, nor ever in defending Pope's character, the lower orders will be, a country without a religion. We shall of Grub-street appear to have been assailing be told of France again: but it was only Paris mine: this is as it should be, both in them and and a frantic party, which for a moment' upheld In me. One of the accusations in the nameless their dogmatic nonsense of theophilanthropy. epistle alluded to is still more laughable: it The church of England, if overthrown , will be states seriously that I “received five hundred swept away by the sectarians, and not by the pounds for writing advertisements for Day and sceptics. People are too wise, too well-informed, Martin's patent blacking!” This is the highest too certain of their own immense importance in compliment to my literary powers which I ever the realms of space, ever to submit to the imreceived. It states also “that a person has been piety of doubt. There may be a few such diffitrying to make acquaintance with Mr. Townsend, dent speculators, like water in the pale sunbeam a gentleman of the law, who was with me on of human reason, but they are very few; and business in Venice three years ago, for the pur- their opinions, without enthusiasm or appeal to pose of obtaining any defamatory particnlars of the passions, can never gain proselytes-unless my life from this occasional visitor." Mr. Towns- indeed, they are persecuted: that, to be sure, end is welcome to say what he knows. I men- will increase any thing. tion these particulars merely to show the world Mr. S., with a cowardly ferocity , esults over in general what the literary lower world con- the anticipated “death-bed repentance" of the tains, and their way of setting to work. Another objects of his dislike; and indulges himself in a charge inade, I am told, in the “Literary Ga- pleasant “Vision of Judgment," in prose as well zette is, that I wrote the notes to "Queen as verse, fall of impious impádence. What Mr. Mab;" a work which I never saw till some S.'s sensations or ours may be in the awful motime after its publication; and which I recollect ment of leaving this state of existence neither showing to Mr. Sotheby as a poem of great he nor we can pretend to decide. In common, I power and imagination. I never wrote a line presume, with most men of any reflection, I have of the notes, nor ever saw them except in their not waited for a “death-bed" to repent of many published form. No one knows better than their of my actions, notwithstanding the “diabolical real author, that his opinions and mine differ pride” which this pitiful renegado in his rancour materially upon the metaphysical portion of would impute to those who scorn him. Whether, that work; though in common with all who are upon the whole, the good or evil of my deeds not blinded by baseness and bigotry, I highly may preponderate is not for me to ascertains admire the poetry of that and his other publications. but, as my means and opportnnities have been
Mr. Southey, too, in his pious preface to a greater, I shall limit my present defence to an poem, whose blasphemy is as harmless as the se- assertion (easily proved, if necessary ,), that I, dition of Wat Tyler, because it is equally absurd “in my degree," have done more real good in with that sincere production, calls upon the "le- any one given year, since I was twenty, than gislature to look to it," as the toleration of such Mr. Southey in the whole course of his shifting writings led to the French Revolution : not such and turncoat existence. There are several acwritings as Wat Tyler, but as those of the "Sa- tions to which I can look back with an honest tanic School." This is not true, and Mr. Sou- pride, not to be damped by the calumnies of a they knows it to be not true. Every French hireling. There are others to which I recur with writer of any freedom was persecuted; Voltaire sorrow and repentance; but the only act of my and Rousseau were exiles , Marmontel and Di- life of which Mr. Southcy can have any real derot were sent to the Bastille, and a perpetual knowledge, as it was one which brought me in war was waged with the whole class by the ex contact with a near connexion of his own, did isting despoiism. In the next place, the French no dishonour to that connexion nor to me. Revolution was not occasioned by any writings I am not ignorant of Mr. Southey's calumnies whatsoever, but must have occurred had no such on a different occasion, knowing them to be such, writers ever existed. It is the fashion to attri- which he scattered abroad, on his return from bute every thing to the French revolution, and Switzerland, against me and others: they have the French revolution to every thing but its done him no good in this world ; and, if his real cause. That cause is obvious—the govern- creed be the right onc, they will do him less in ment exacted too much, and the people could the next. What his “death-bed" may be, it is neither give nor bear more. Without this, the not my province to predicate: let him settle it Encyclopedists might have written their fingers with his Maker, as I must do with mine. There off without the occurrence of a single alteration. is something at once ludicrous and blasphemous And the English revolution -(the first, I mean) in this arcogant scribbler of all works, sitting -what was it occasioned by? The puritans down to deal damnation and destruction upon were surely as pious and moral as Wesley or his fellow-creatures, with Wat Tyler, the Apohis biographer ? Acts-acts on the part of govern- theosis of George the Third, and the Elegy on ment, and not writings against them, have caused Martin the regicide, all shuffled together in his the past convulsions, and are tending to the writing-desk. Que of his consolations appears future.
to be a Latin note from a work of a Mr. Landor, I look opon such as inevitable, though no the author of “Gebir, whose friend bip for revolutionist: I wish to see the English con Robert Southey will, it seems, “be an honour to stitution restored and not destroyed. Born an him when the ephemeral disputes and ephemeral aristocrat, and naturally one by temper , with reputations of the day are forgotten." I for one the greater part of my present property in the neither envy hím “the friendship," nor the funds, what' have I to gain by'a 'revolation? glory in reversion which is to accrue from it, Perhaps I have more to lose in every way than like Mr. Thelusson's fortune in the third and Mr. Sonthey, with all his places and presents fourth generation. This friendship will probably for panegyrics and abuse into the bargain. But be as memorable as his own epics, which (as that a revolution is inevitable, I repeat. The quoted to him ten or twelve years ago in "Eng; government may exolt over the repression of lish Bards") Porson said “would be remembered petty tumults; these are but the receding waves when Homer and Virgil are forgotten, and not repulsed and broken for a moment on the shore, till then." For the present, I leave him.
NOTES TO SARDANAPALUS.
And thou, my own tonian Myrrha. (p. 474. the purpose has not been to lavtte to civil order
"The Ionian name had been still more com a people disposed to turbulence, rather than to prehensive, having included the Achaians and recommend immoderate luxury, may perhaps the Bæotians, who, together with those to whom reasonably be questioned. What, indeed, could It was afterwards confined, would make nearly be the object of a k ng of Assyria in founding the whole of the Greek nation, and among the such towns in a country so distant from his caorientals it was always the general name for pital, and so divided from it by an immense exthe Greeks."-MITFORD'S Greece, vol. 1, p. 199. tent of sandy deserts and lofty mountains, and,
still more, how the inhabitants could be at once -Sardanapalus
in circumstances to abandon themselves to the The king, and son of Anacyndarares,
intemperate joys which their prince has been In one day built Anchialus and Tarsus.
supposed to have recommended,' is not obvions ; Eat, drink, and love; the rest's not worth a fillip. of coast, the southern of Lesser Asia, ruins of
but it may deserve observation that, in that line [p. 477.
cities, evidently of an age after Alexander, yet “For this expedition he took only a small barely named in history, at this day astonish chosen body of the phalans, but all his light the adventurous travelle by their magnificenco troops. In ihe first day's march he reached An- and elegance. Amid the desolation which, under chialus , a town said to have been founded by a singularly barbarian government, has for so the king of Assyria, Sardanapalus. The fortifi- many centuries been daily spreading in the finest cations, in their magnitude and extent, still in countries of the globe, whether morc from soil Arrian's time, bore the character of greatness, and climate, or from opportunities for commerce, which the Assyrians appear singularly to have extraordinary means must have been found for affected in works of the kind. A monument re- communities to flourish there, whence it may presenting Sardanapalus was found there, war seem that the measures of Sardanapalus were ranted by an inscription in Assyrian cbaracters, directed by juster views than have been comof course in the old Assyrian language, which monly ascribed to him; but that monarch having the Greeks, whether well or ill, interpreted been the last of a dynasty, ended by a revolution, thus: “Sardanapalus, son of Anacyndaraxes, in obloquy on his memory would follow of course one day founded Anchialus and "Tarsus. Eat, from the policy of his successors and their pardrink, play: all other human joys are not worth tisans. The inconsistency of traditions concerka fillip.". Sapposing this version nearly exactling Sardanapalus is striking in Diodorus's ac(for Arrian says it was not quite so), whether count of him." MITYORD.
NOTE TO THE DEFORMED TRANS NOTES TO THE PROPHECY OF FORMED.
DANTE. This production is founded partly on the story My Paradise had still been incomplete. (p. 571. of a Novel, called “The Three Brothers," pub. Che sol per le belle opre lished many years ago, from which Lewis's Che fanno in Cielo il sole e l' altre stello "Wood-Demon" was also taken -- and partly on Dentro di lui si crede il Paradiso, the “Faust" of the great Goëthe. The present Cosi se guardi fiso publication contains the first two Parts only, Pensar ben dèi chi ogni terren' piacere. and the opening chorus of the third. The rest Canzone, in which Dante describes the person may perhaps appear hereafter.
L'Esilio che m'è dato onor mi tegno. NOTE TO THE LAMENT OF TASSO.
Cader tra' buoni è pur di lode degno. At Ferrara (in the library) are preserved the original MSS. of Tasgo‘s Gierusalemme and of
Sonnet of Dante, in which he represents Right, Guarini's Pastor Fido, with letters of Tasso, one Generosity, and Temperance as banished from from Titian to Ariosto, and the inkstand' and among men, and seeking refuge from Love, who chair, the tomb and the house, of the latter. But inhabits his bosom. as misfortune has a greater interest for posterity, and little or none for the cotemporary, the cell
The dust she dooms to scatter.
(p. 572. where Tasso was confined in the hospital of St.
“Ut si quis predictorum ullo tempore in fortian Anna attracts a more fixed attention than the dicti communis pervenerit , talis perveniens igai residence or the monument of Ariosto - at least comburatar, sic quoi moriatur." it had this effect on me. There are two inscrip
Second sentence of Florence against Dante, tions, one on the outer gate, the second over and the fourteen accused with him. — The Latin the cell itself, inviting, unnecessarily, the won
is worthy of the sentence. der and the indignation of the spectator. Ferrara is much decayed and depopulated; the castle
still Where yet my boys are, and that fatal she. exists entire; and I saw the court where Pari
(p. 573 sina and Hugo were beheaded, according to the
This lady, whose name was Gemma, sprung annal of Gibbon.
from one of the most powerful Guelf families, named Donati. Corso Donati was the principal adversary of the Ghibelince. She is described
the being "Admodum morosa, ut de Xantippe sa.
SONNETTO. cratis philosophi conjuge scriptum esse legimus," according to Giannozzo Manetti. But Lionardo
Di Giovanni Battista Zappt. Aretino is scandalized with Boccace, in his life Chi è costui, che in dura pietra scolto, of Dante, for saying that literary men should Siede gigante; e le più illustre, e contc not marry. “Qai il Boccaccio non ha pazienza, Prove dell' arte avvanza, e ha vive, o pronte e dice, le moglie esser contrarie agli studj; e non Le labbia si, che le parole ascolto ? Bi ricorda che Socrate il più nobile filosofo che Quest' è Mosè'; ben me 'l diceva il folto mai fosse ebbe moglie, e figliuol e ufficj della
Onor del mento, e 'l doppio raggio in frouto, Repubblica nella sua Citta; e Aristotele ebbe Questo è Mosè, quando scendea dell monte, due mogli in varj_tempi, ed ebbe figliuoli, e E gran parte del Nume avea nel volto. ricchezze assai. - E Marco Tulliome Catone-e Tal era allor, che le sonanti, e vaste Varone-e Seneca–ebbero moglie. It is odd Acque ei sospese a se d'intorno, e tale that honest Lionardo's examples, with the ex Quando il mar chiuse, e ne fè tomba altrul ception of Seneca, and, for any thing I know, of B voi sue turbe un rio vitello alzate ? Aristotle, are not the most felicitous. Tully's Alzata aveste imago a questa eguale ! Terentia, and Socrates', Xantippe, by no means Ch' era men fallo l' adorar costui. contributed to their husbands, happiness, whatever they might do to their philosophy - Cato Over the damn'd before the Judgment-Chrono. gave away his wife - of Varro's we know noihing-and of Seneca's, only that she was disposed The last Judgment in the Sistine chapel. to die with him, but recovered, and lived several years afterwards. But, says Lionardo, "Luomo The stream of his great thoughts shall spring è animale civile, secondo piace a tutti i filosofi."
(p. 578. And thence concludes that the greatest proof of I have read somewhere (if I do not err, for I the animats civism is' “la prima congiunzione, cannot recollect where) that Dante was so great dalla quale multiplicata nasce la Città." a favourite of Michel Angelo's, that he had de
signed the whole of the Divina Commedia : but Nine moona shall rise oʻer scenes like this and set. that the volume containing these studies was
[p. 574. lost by sea. See “Sacco di Roma," generally attributed to Guicciardini. There is another written by a Ja Her charms to pontiff: proud, who but employ. copo Buonaparte, Gentiluomo Samminiatese che vi si trovò presente.
See the treatment of Michel Angelo by Julius
II, and his neglect by Leo X. Conquerors on foreign shores and the far wave.
(p. 576. What have I done to thee, my people? (p. 579. Alexander of Parma, Spinola, Pescara, Eugene “E scrisse più volte non solamente a particoof Savoy, Montecucculi.
lari cittadin del reggimento, ma ancora al popolo,
e intra l'altre un Epistola assai lunga che coDiscoverers of new worlds, which take their name. mincia :-"Popule mi, quid feci tibiqi Vita di
[p. 576. Dante scritta da Lionardo Aretino. Columbus, Americus Vespucius, Sebastian Cabot. He who once enters in a tyrant's hall. [p. 576.
A versc from the Greek tragedians, with which Pompey took leave of Cornelia on entering the NOTES TO THE ODE TO NAPOLEON boat in which he was slain.
BUONAPARTE. And the first day which sees tho chain enthral.
The rapture of the strifeThe verse and sentiment are taken from Homer.
Certaminis gaudia, the expression of Attila in
his harangue to his army, previous to the battle And he, their prince, shall rank among my peers. of Chalons, given in Cassiodorus. Petrarch.
Or like the thief of fire from heaven. [p. 591. A dome, its image.
The very Fiend's arch mock.
“The fiend's arch mockThe statue of Moses on the monument of “To lip a wanton, and suppose her chaste." Julius II.
NOTES TO ENGLISH BARDS AND SCOTCH
Still must I hear 1-shall hoarse Milfgerald bawl|bute of verse on the “Literary Fund :" not conHis creaking couplets in a tavern-hall. (p. 593. tent with writing, he spouts in person, after the Semper ego auditor tantum ? nunquamne re-company have imbibed a reasonable quantity of ponam
bad port to enable them to sustain the operation. Vexatus toties rauci Theseide Codri?
JUVENAL. Our task complete, like Hamet's shall be freo. Mr. Fitzgerald, facetiously termed by Cobbett the "Small-Beer-Poet," inflicts his annual tri Cid Hamet Benengcli promises repose to his
pon in the last chapter of Don Quixote. Oh! | masters, but not disgrace his genius, which as ihat our voluminous gentry would follow the undoubtedly great, by a repetition of black-letexample of Cid Hamet Benengeli!
ter ballad imitations. By Jeffrey's heart, or Lamb's Bæottan head. The single wonder of a thousand years. (p. 593.
As the Odyssey is so closely connected with Messrs. Jeffrey and Lamb are the Alpha and the story of the Iliad, they may almost be class. Omega, the first and last, of the Edinburgh- ed as one grand historical poem. In alluding Review ; the others are mentioned hereafter. to Milton and Tasso, we consider the “Paradise
Lost," and “Gierusalemme Liberata," as their While such are crủics, why should I forbear?
standard efforts, since neither the "Jerusalem
(p. 593. Conquered" of the Italian, nor the “Paradise Stulta est clementia -perituræ parcere chartæ: Regained * of the English Bard, obtained a pro
former poems. Query:
Which of Mr. Southey's will survive ?
Next see tremendous Thalaba come on. [p. 593. [p. 594.
Thalaba, Mr. Southey's second poem, is writCur tamen hoc potins libeat decurrere campo
ten in open defiance of precedent and poetry. Per quem magnus equos Auruncæ flexit alumnus :
Mr. S. wished to produce something novel, and Si vacat, et placidi rationem admittitis, edamn.
succeeded to a miracle. Joan of Arc was marJUVENAL.
vellous enough, but Thalaba was one of those
poems “which (in the words of Porson) will be From soaring Southey down to groveling Stott. read when Homer and Virgil are forgotten, bet
not till then." Stott, better known in the “Morning Post" by Che name of Hafiz. This personage is at pre
Thou wilt devote old women to the devil. (p. 598. sent the most profound explorer of the bathos. Southey, wherein an aged Gentlewoman is car
See The old Woman of Berkley, a Ballad by I remember, to the reigning family of Portugal: ried away by Beelzebub, on a “high trotting a special ode of Master Stott's, beginning thus:
horse." (Stolt loquitur quoad Hibernia.) Princely offspring of Braganza,
And quit his books, for fear of growing double. Erin greets thee with a stanza.
(p. 596 Also a Sonnet to Rats, well worthy of the sub
Lyrical Ballads : “The tables turned." ject, and a most thundering ode commencing as Up, up my friend, and clear your looks follows:
Why all this toil and trouble? Oh! for a lay! loud as the surge
Up, up my friend, and quit your books,
Dr surely you'll grow double.
“Awake a louder and a loftier strain." (p. 596.
“Awake a louder, and a loftier strain," is the
first line in Bowles's “Spirit of Discovery; Thus Lays of Minstrels—may they be the last very spirited and pretty Dwarf Epic. Among
[p. 594. other exquisite lines we have the following See the “Lay of the Last Minstrel," passim. Never was any plan so incongruous and absurd Stole on the list'ning silence, never yet
--A Kiss as the ground-work of this production. The entrance of Thunder and Lightning, prologuising Here heard ; they trembled even as if the power to Bayes' tragedy, unfortunately takes away the That is, the woods of Madeira trembled to a merit of originality from the dialogue betwcen kiss, very much astonished, as well they might Messieurs the Spirits of Flood and Fell, in the be, at sich a phenomenon. (See “Letter on first canto. Then we have the amiable William Bowles's Strictures on Pope.“') of Deloraine, "a stark mosstrooper," videlicet, a happy componnd of poacher, sheepstcaler, and Consult Lord Fanny, and confide in Curl. highwayman. The propriety of his magical la
[p. 597. dy's injunction, not to read, can only be cqualled Curl is one of the heroes of the Danciad, and by his candid acknowledgment of his independ was a Bookseller. Lord Fanny is the poetical ence of the trainmels of spelling, although, to name of Lord Hervey, author of “Lines to the use his own elegant phrase, 'twas his neck- Imitator of Horace." verso at hairibce," i. e. the gallowe.
And do from hate what Mallet did for hire. And goblin brats, of Gilpin Horner's brood.
[p. 597. [p. 594.
Lord Bolingbroke hired Mallet to traduce Pope The Biography of Gilpin Horner, and the after his decease, because the Poet had retained marvellous pedestrian page, who travelled twice some copies of a work by Lord Bolingbroke (the as fast as his master's horse, without the aid Patriot King), which that splendid but maligof seven-leagued boots, are chefs-d'æuvre in the nant genius had ordered to be destroyed. improvement of taste. For incident we have the invisible, but by no meang sparing, box on
To rave with Dennis, and with Ralph to rhyme. the ear bestowed on the page, and the entrance
(p. 597. of a Knight and Charger into the castle, under
Dennis the critic and Ralph the rhymester. the very natural disguise of a wain of hay, Silence ye wolves! while Ralph to Cynthia howls, Marmion, the hero of the latter romance, is Making night hideousmanswer him se owls! exactly what William of Deloraine would have
DUXCLAD. been, had he been able to read or write. The Poem was manufactured for Messrs. Constable, And link'd thee to the Dunciad for thy pains. Murray, and Miller, worshipful Booksellers, in
(p. 597. consideration of the receipt of a sum of money, See Bowles's late edition of Pope's works, for and, truly, considering the inspiration, it is a which he received 3001 : thus Mr. B. has civery creditable production. If Mr. Scott will perienced how much easier it is to profit by the write for hire, let him do his best for his pay. Treputation of another, than to elevate his own.
llad Cottle still adorn'd the counter's side. must have been painful to read, and frksome to
[p. 597. praise it. If Mr. Hallam will tell me who did Mr. Cottle, Amos of Joseph, I don't know review it, the real name shall find a place in which, but one or both, once sellers of books the text, provided, nevertheless, the said namo they did not write, and now writers of books be of two orthodox musical syllables and will that do not sell, have published a pair of Epics. come into the verse: till then, Hallam must “Alfred" (poor_Alfred! Pye has been at him stand for want of a better. too!) and “the Fall of Cambria."
gay Thalia's luckless votary, Lamb. May no rude hand disturb their early sleep!
(p. 598 [p. 597.
The Hon. G. Lamb reviewed “Beresford's Poor Montgomery, thongh praised by every Miseries," and is moreover author of a Farce English Review, has been bitterly reviled by enacted with much applause at the Priory, the Edinburgh. After all, the Bard of Sheffield Stanmore, and damned with great expedition at is a man of considerable genius: his “Wanderer the late Theatre Covent-Garden. It was entiof Switzerland" is worth a thousand "Lyrical tled “Whistle for it." Ballads," and at least fifty “Degraded Epics."
Beware lest blundering Brougham destroy the Nor hunt the bloodhounds back to Arthur's Seat ?
(p. 598. [p. 597.
Mr. Brougham, in No. XXV. of the EdinburghArthur's Seat, the hill which overhangs Edin- Review, throughout the article concerning Don burgh.
Pedro de Cevallos, has displayed more politics
than policy: many of the worthy burgesses of And Bow-street myrmidons stood laughing by? Edinburgh" being '80 incensed at the infamous
[p. 508. principles it evinces, as to have withdrawn their In 1806, Messrs. Jeffrey and Moore inet at subscriptions. Chalk-Farm. The duel was prevented by the It seems that Mr. Brougham is not a Pict, as Interference of the magistracy; and, on examin- I supposed, but a Borderer, and his name is ation, the balls of the pistols, like the courage pronounced Broom, from Trent to Tay. So be it. of the combatants, were found to have evaporated.
This incident gave occasion to much wag Her son, and vanish'd in a Scottish mist. (p. 598. gery in the daily prints.
I ought to apologise to the worthy Deities for
introducing a new Goddess with short petticoats The other half pursued its calm career. (p. 598. to their notice: but, alas! what was to be done?
The Tweed here behaved with proper deco. I could not say Caledonia's Genius, it being rum: it would have been highly reprehensible well known there is no Genius to be found from in the English half of the river to have shown Clackmannan to Caithness : yet, without superthe smallest symptom of apprehension.
natural agency, how was Jeffrey to be saved I
The “national Kelpies," are too unpoetical, and V Jeffrey died, ercept within her arms. [p. 598. the "Brownies" and "Gude Neighbours" (Spi
This display of sympathy on the part of the rits of a good disposition), refused to extricate Tolbooth (the principal prison in Edinburgh), him. A Goddess therefore has been called for which truly seems to have been most affected the porpose, and great ought to be the gratitude on this occasion, is much to be commended. It of Jeffrey, seeing it is the only communication was to be apprehended, that the many unhappy he ever held, or is likely to hold, with any thing criminals executed in the front, might have ren- heavenly. dered the edifice more callous. She is said to be of the softer sex, because her delicacy of Declare his landlord can translate, at least ! feeling on this day was truly feminino, though, like most feminine impulses, perhaps a little Lord Holland has translated some specimens of selfieh.
Lope de Vega, inserted in his life of the Author :
both are bepraised by his disinterested guests. The Travelld Thane! Athenian Aberdeen. (p. 598.
His lordship has been much abroad, is a mem Reforms each error and refines the whole. ber of the Athenian Society, and reviewer of
[p. 598. “Gell's Topography of Troy."
Certain it is, her ladyship is suspected of hav
ing displayed her matchless wit in the EdinburghHerbert shall wield Thor's hammer, and some- Review: however that may be, we know from times.
(p. 598. good authority that the manuscripts are subunitMr. Herbert is a translator of Icelandic and ted to her perusal – no doubt for correction. other Poetry. One of the principal pieces is a “Song on the Recovery of Thor's llaminer:" the Puns, and a prince within a barrel pent. (p. 598. translation is a pleasant chaunt in the vulgar In the melo-drame of Tekeli, that heroic tongue, and ended thus :
prince is clapt into a barrel ou the stage-a Dew Instead of money and rings, I wot,
asylum for distressed heroes. The hammer's bruises were her lot; Thus Odin's son his hammer got.
While Reynolds vents his "dammes, poohs, and
zounds." And classic Hallam, much renown'd for Greek. All these are favourite expressions of Mr. R.
(p. 598. and prominent in his Comedies, living and defunct. Mr. Hallam reviewed Payne Knight's Taste, and was exceedingly severe on some Greek ver A tragedy, complete in all but words? (p. 598. ses therein: it was not discovered that the lines Mr. T. Sheridan, the new Manager of Drurywere Pindar's, till the press rendered it impos- Lane Theatre, stripped the Tragedy of Bonduca sible to cancel the critique, which still stands of the Dialogue, and exhibited the scenes as the an everlasting monument of Hallam's ingenuity. spectacles of Caractacus. Was this worthy of
The said Hallam is incensed, because he is bis sire, or of himself ? falsely accused, saying that he never dineth at Holland-House. If this be true, I am sorry Her flight to garnish Greenwood's gay designs. not for having said so, but ou his account, as I
(p. 599. understand his lordship's feasts are preferable Mr. Greenwood is, we believe, Scene-Painter to his compositione. it' he did not review Lord to Drury-Lane Theatre: as such Mr. S. is much Holland's performance, I am glad, because it indebted to him.