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STANZAS FOR MUSIC.
We remember reading, some years Thou need'st not helm nor cuirass now, ago, a strange, wild, dreamy thing (we Beyond the Grecian hero's boast,forget its name), by Cheviot Tichburn Thou wilt not quail thy naked brow, -a fictitious name we presume. We Nor shrink before a myriad host, are glad to see him again in the folFor head and heel alike are sound, lowing elegant stanzas
A thousand arrows cannot wound !
The day-how long to her it seems!-
She kiss'd thee, at the cottage door, Then forth, with light foot, let him sally
That bore away her only boy! Whose heart-like his footstep-is light!
Sleep, soldier !_let thy mother wait,
To hear thy bugle on the blast; But he whose wan spirit is failing,
Thy dog, perhaps, may find the gate, Whose heart but exists as a tomb,
And bid her home to thee at last ;Will roam when the mists are prevailing,
He cannot tell a sadder tale In the cloud-woven veil of the gloom !
Than did thy clarion, on the gale,
When last—and far away-she heard its For the gloom to his spirit is meeter,
lingering echoes fail! To the shade of his fortunes more true:
In conclusion we observe, that while And the scent of night's flowerets is
the embellishments of this volume are sweeter, -Like the last faded hopes that he scarcely, if at all, inferior to those of
the Literary Souvenir-the prose part knew!
is perhaps superior. But comparisons
are odious at all times, and more espea. We observe that Mr Hervey has advertised a new work, whether in cially between such rivals as Mr Watts
and Mr Hervey. We have a sincere prose or verse we know not; and as we look upon him as a young man of, regard for them both (though we nereal talent, and wish our readers to
ver saw either,) and a free literary have an opportunity of forming their trade is best for all men of talents. own opinion, we extract another of
Why so laudatory this month, old his compositions
Christopher? methinks we hear muttered by some pluckless Tory, or some trimming Whig. Because we have
been dealing (as in this article) with WAKE, soldier !-wake !-thy war-horse
gentlemen-both editors and publishwaits,
ers. But woe be unto some half score To bear thee to the battle back ;
of scribes, in a month or two-yes, Thou slumberest at a foeman's gates ;
woe be unto them for the asses shall Thy dog would break thy bivouac;- be flayed alive, ears and all, and sent Thy plume is trailing in the dust, scouring along Grub-street in raw maAnd thy red faulchion gathering rust !
terial. The world will acknowledge
that it never heard braying till at Sleep, soldier !_sleep !-thy warfare day-and ONE ANIMAL especially will o'er,
be seen and heard to open his jaws to Not thine own bugle's loudest strain such an apochryphal extent, that in Shall'ever break thy slumbers more, future ages the best authenticated acWith summons to the battle.plain; counts of his achievements will with A trumpet-note more loud and deep difficulty find admittance into systems Must rouse thee from that leaden sleep! of natural history.
THE DEAD TRUMPETER.
WORKS PREPARING FOR PUBLICATION.
LONDON. Mr Alaric Watts has announced a vo- tural Antiquities of Normandy, by Mr lume of Poems, under the title of “ Ly- Pagin, will soon be published. rics of the Heart.”
A History of the United States of Stories for the Christmas Week. In 2 America, from their first Settlement as vols.
Colonies, to the close of the War with A Translation of La Secchia Rapita, or Great Britain in 1815, will soon appear. the Rape of the Bucket; an Heroi-Co- The Fourth Part of Mr Bellamy's mical Poem, in Twelve Cantos. From Translation of the Bible. the Italian of Alessandro Tassoni. With A work, under the title of “ The Reign Notes, by James Atkinson, Esq. In 2' of Terror,” is announced; consisting of a duodecimo volumes.
Collection of Authentic Narratives, by - A Comparative View of the Different Eye-witnesses, of the Horrors committed Institutions for the Assurance of Lives, by the Revolutionary Government of in which every question that can interest France, under Marat and Robespierre. the Asssurer is discussed, is preparing for A new weekly publication, entitled, the press. By Charles Babbage, Esq. “ The Spirit and Manners of the Age,” A.M. F.R.S. Lond. Edin. &c. It will will appear in January next. To be concontain extensive Tables of the Rates ducted by the author of “ The Evangeli. charged at all the Offices, as well as of cal Rainbler." the Profit made by each 'at various ages; A Memoir of the Court of Henry the together with some new Tables of the Eighth, including an Account of the MoRates of Mortality.
nastic Institutions in England at that Pe. The Divina Commedia of Dante Ali. riod, will soon appear. ghieri, with an Analytical Comment, by A Comparative View of Christianity, Gabriel Rossetti, is announced. In 6 and all other forms of Religion, is anvols.
nounced by Dr Brown. The Life of General Wolfe, from Ori- The Book of Churches and Sects, by ginal Documents, is about to appear in a Mr Boone, is on the eve of publication. form similar to Mr Southey's “ Life of Mr M. T. Sadler is preparing for pubNelson.”
lication, a Defence of the Principle of the Papers and Collections of Sir Robert Poor Laws, in answer to their impugners, Wilmot, Bart. some time Secretary to the Mr Malthus, Dr Chalmers, and others. Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, will soon ap- Together with suggestions for their im. pear.
provement, as well as for bettering the The Story of Isabel. By the author of character and condition of the labouring 6 The Favourite of Nature.”
classes. To which will be added, an A Romance, to be entitled “ The Last Essay on Population, in disproof of the Man,” from the pen of Mrs Shelley, is in superfecundity of the human race, and a state of considerable forwardness. establishing, by induction, a contrary
The Prophets and Apostles Compared. theory. An Essay, proving the ulterior application A new edition of Moore's Irish Meloof the Prophetic Writings ; with a Table dies, in separate Songs, with the Music, annexed, explaining the Two Thousand is announced for early publication. Three Hundred Days of Daniel, is in the Shortly will be published, The Domespress.
tic Preacher; or, Short Discourses from A Fourth Volume of Mr Stewart Rose's the MSS. of some Eminent Ministers. Orlando Furioso, will soon make its ap- The Second Volume of Mr Godwin's pearance.
History of the Commonwealth, is just The author of “ The Pilot” has an- ready for publication. nounced a new Novel, to be entitled Mrs Bray has nearly ready for the press, “ The Last of the Mohicans.”
an Historical Romance, entitled De Foix, A Treatise on the Diseases of Children, or Sketches of the Manners and Customs by William P. Dewees, M.D. is announ- of the Fourteenth Century. ced for early publication.
Mr Garrow, of St John's College, A work is announced, under the title Cambridge, has announced a History of of “ The History of the Assassins,” from Lymington and its immediate Vicinity, Oriental Authorities. Translated from with a Brief Account of its Vegetable and the German of Jos. Von Hanmer. With Mineral Productions. Notes and Illustrations.
The author of “ Solace of an Invalid," The Second Number of the Architeca is preparing a work, to be entitled, “ Facts and Fancies, or Mental Diver- nounce a New Series of the Monthly Resions."
view, to commence on the 1st of January An Historical and Topographical De- next. The Numbers of that work which scription of Great Yarmouth, in Norfolk, have been published since August last, including the Sixteen Parishes and Ham. exhibit a very visible improvement, both lets of the Half-hundred of Lothingland, in the style, the variety, and the spirit of in Suffolk, will soon appear, from the pen the articles. Among its principal contri. of Mr J. H. Druery.
butors, we understand, are some of the The Third and Fourth Volumes of most distinguished literary men of the Kirby and Spence's Introduction to En- day. tomology, or Elements of the Natural A Digest of the Evidence taken before History of Insects, will soon appear. the Select Committees of the two Houses
A work on the Infantry Movements, by of Parliament, appointed to inquire into the author of the “ British Drill,” (Capt. the State of Ireland. With Notes HistoBarow Suasso,) is announced. In the rical and Explanatory. In 2 vols. 8vo. preface, we are informed, a new mode of Vindiciæ Christianze; a Comparative Exercise for the Foot is proposed. Estimate of the Genius and Tendency of
Mr Murray projects a Collected Series the Greek, the Hindu, the Mahometan, of his Publications in Monthly Numbers. and the Christian Religions. By the He begins with Modern Voyages, and in Rev. Jerome Alley, LL.B. M. R. I, A. these, with Ross and Parry's First Expe. &c. &c. In 1 large vol. 8vo. dition,
A new edition of Smith's Wealth of Travels of the Russian Mission through Nations; in one vol. 8vo, with a Life of Mongolia to China, and Residence in the Author. A Preliminary DissertaPekin, in the Years 1820, 1821, by George tion, tracing the Progress of Political Timkowski, will soon be published. Science, and containing a View of its
A Letter to Thomas Fowell Buxton, present State, will be prefixed. Notes Esq. M.P. containing Statements re- upon the text will be subjoined. specting the Profits on Capital employed The First Number of Bolster's Quarin Working Mines in England, with an terly Magazine is to appear in London, Inquiry as to the Success likely to attend Edinburgh, and Dublin, on the 1st of similar undertakings in Mexico, by Jobn February. It is the only Literary JourTaylor, Esq. is in the press.
nal in Ireland, and the Editor has secured Preparing for publication, in one vo- the assistance of many writers of distinlume, uniformly printed with Dr Todd's guished talent. So great is the interest edition of Johnson's Dictionary, Etymons excited in the sister kingdom by the anof English Words. By John Thompson, nouncement of this publication, that nearlate Private Secretary to the Marquis of ly 1000 subscribers have already come Hastings, in India.
forward to its support. The History of the Church of England, The First Number of a new Monthly during the Reign of King Henry the Work, of some originality of pretension, Eighth, by the Rev. Henry Soames, is entitled “ The Time Piece,” will appear announced.
on the 1st of March. It will consist The Memoirs of the Prince de Mont- chiefly of Sketches of Society, and disquibarry, will soon appear.
sitions on the more popular parts of lite. Messrs Hurst, Robinson, and Co. an- rature, and its history,
On the 25th of January next will be Annals of the House of Hanover, col. published, in 3 vols. post 8vo, Woodstock, lected and arranged by Andrew Halliday, a Tale of the Long Parliament. By the M.D. Author of “ Waverley," &c.
A New Edition of the Grave, and other A new periodical work is announced, Poems, by Robert Blair; as collected by under the title of the Edinburgh Theolo- Dr Robert Anderson; to which is pregical Magazine. No. I. to appear in Ja- fixed, a Life of the Author, is in the press, nuary next.
and will be ready for publication in the A Second Edition of a Treatise on the course of next month. Law of Evidence. By George Tait, Esq. The Edinburgh Annual Register, for Advocate.
the Year 1825. 1 vol. 8vo. A Sermon preached on the Sunday after A Painting, illustrative of “ Burns's the Funeral of the Rev. William Gillespie, Jolly Beggars," has just been finished by Minister of Kells. By the Rev. A. Muc- Mr A. Henderson of Glasgow, from which gowan, Minister of Dalry. Svo.
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