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propriety of military preparations and exertions, and the dependence of their Success on the divine favour, which he recommends the people to seek by repenting and forsaking their sins. « It is not,” he justly observes, “ the superficial compliance with the outward forms of a religious appointment : neither is it the mere technical display of momentary repentance, which can avert the judgements of God, or conciliate his favour. These sanctimonious mockeries of devotion which the prevailing and fashionable hypocrisy of the day may possibly encourage, so far from having a tendency to expiate our guilt, serve only to aggravate the load of its enormity.” Art. XXIX. Juvenile Poems of Thomas Romney Robinson, to which is pre.

fixed a short Account of the Author, by a Member of the Belfast Literary

Society. Belfast printed. London, re-printed. 8vo. pp. 112. Johnson. 1807. A VERY short account of this book will suffice to acquaint the reader with

its claims to general notice. The author is now 15 years of age ; he was born at Dublin, April 23, 1792 ; his father, who studied 'nnder Romney, is an eminent portrait painter at Belfast. The volume contains specimens of young Robinson's poetry from the age of five to that of thirteen.

As the poems, like all precocious fruits, are more interesting from the mar. vellous earliness of their production, than the excellence of their quality, we shall copy his Lines on seeing a picture of Mount Vesuvius, written in his eighth year.

• Here Torrè rose; here villas once were seen,
And this delightful spot was cloth'd in green;
Now heaps of cinders on the ground are spread,
And show'rs of ashes through the air are shed ;
Far off the flame refulgent darts its rays,
The undulating sea reflects the blaze;
The sulphur'd rock from Earth with fury flung,
Aloft in air seems like a meteor hung :
The fiery torrent rushing down the steep,
Bears herds, and trees, and cities to the deep;
Italia trembles at the dreadful roar,

And weeping Naples mourns her ruin'd shore.' p. 5. .
The following account is given of his childhood.

• While yet in his nurse's arms there appeared to be something extraordinary in the tone of the infant's feelings and the structure of his nerves: this appeared particularly in the effect of music on his animal frame, the notes of an ill-tuned inStrument raising in him sensations of sickness and disgust, while harmonious sounds affected him with evident delight.

o When his son was about two years old, Mr. Robinson having drawn two pictures from the Hermit of Warkworth, was in the habit of reading aloud some mathetic passages of that beautiful poem. The child used to listen with fixed Attention, watch with anxiety the variations of expression in his father's counte. nance, and shed tears as he observed him affected. Mr. Robinson conceived the attention of the infant an indication of something extraordinary, and delighted to put it to the trial ; so that the child would frequently sit with patience listening so the Hermit of Warkworth : it soothed his infant pains, and formed the prin. cipal source of his infant pleasures. From the frequent inspection of his favourite piece, he learned to read, which, as well as to recite several passages of the poem, he was able to do before he attained his third year. As soon as he had learned to read, he devoured, with insatiable avidity, all the poetry he could meet with.'

Having pas sed with surprising rapidity through the classes at Belfast Academy, he has been placed at Trinity College, Dublin.


The Rev. Wm. Bennet, author of “Re- of the Poet, will shortly be ready for pu marks on a recent Hypothesis respecting lication. the Origin of Moral Evil,” is transcribing A new edition of Swift's works, in ninefor the press, Thoughts on the primary teen volumes, 8vo. will speedily appear. Condition of intelligent accountable Crea. Nearly ready for publication, by subscriptures; deduced from Principles of right Rea. tion, for the benefit of Mr. Cowper's Orphan son, compared with the Testimony of Inspi- God-son, in royal 4to. Price 21. 2s. in ration, and corroborated by References to boards, The Latin and Italian Poems of approved Calvinistic Writers.

Milton, translated into English Verse, with The Rev. W. Newman, of Old Ford, is the Originals; and a Fragment of a Compreparing for the press, Part the First of a mentary on Paradise Lost. By the late Reply to Two Queries

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