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ducible as a stirrup-glass? Would it ders to his year's probation. In short, make “ Athole Brose ?" Is it “ sma' take good poets in general, and you still?”. Would Dr M. or Lord Nor- find them able-bodied men enough: bury dignify it with the name of and as accustomed to bear burdens as “ Potheen?' Say boldly at once, in men of other professions. Mr Irving, hot-toddy, how many waters will it therefore, shews a wonderful meagre-, bear, " porco judice Jacobo Hogg?" ness of imagination in his punishment

All classes of men upon the earth are of poets in hell. But, quoth he, “I to be brought to Mr Irving, (he has would send the porters to indite tunerung the bell for them to be shewn

Why, my good sir, this up,) he is to have the “

sorting and

is what many of them are doing every placing of them,” for the express pur- day in their lives on earth. A warepose of “ making hells for each of house porter is the Apollo of one of them without more ado.” A pretty our most celebrated Magazines. Our pastime, no doubt, for an idle man on own John Leslie writes a fair song; a cold day in winter, when the fire is and Dugald M‘Glashan of the Tronlow in the grate. Mr Irving, however, Kirk, a peerless porter, is also a very warns us against forming too high ex- pretty poet. If this were all they had pectations of his hells. For he says, to dread, not a caddy in Edinburgh before lighting them, or indeed send. who would not go to Mr Irving's ing coals to Newcastle, that he sees soirée,” for sixpence and a bumper

a thousand powers resident in God, of Farintosh. “ The musicians," says by the smallest expense of means, to

I would appoint over the make a hell such as no earthly science


Does he mean kennels” or earthly language is able to repre- of fox-hounds or harriers ? If so, nosent." Although, therefore, Mr Ir- thing they would like better the ving be as well acquainted with the voices of Towler and Jowler being modern chemistry as Professor Thom, at times most harmonious. son himself, and skilled in all “ earth- roving libertines, I would station over ly languages," we must not expect the watch and ward of streets.” A from him a hell that can stand on pretty system of civic economy it eternity's comparison, with that which, would be, and wholly inconsistent “ at the smallest expense of means,

with the principles of Dr Chalmers ; can be created by Omnipotence. All -but still “ roving libertines” would this is very modest in Mr Irving-very find amusement in such occupation, decorous-very pious-very reveren,

and if allowed the same occasional ina tial. Well, then, he gives us his “ideal dulgence as other watchmen and war. of hell”-and if that be all, we do not ders, (which is necessary to his argusee why, for a reasonable sum of mo- ment,) such as a glass of blue ruin ney, any man in tolerable health, and now and then of a frosty night, and an with such nerves as generally accom- hour's nap in the box, when the Toms pany an underanged stomach-appara- and Jerrys of the rueful city had gone tus, might not undertake to pass a year to roost, to say nothing of sleeping all or two there by no means uncom- day, they would not be so much to be fortably, and afterwards return to live pitied. I would banish the senti. with his wife and family as snugly as mentalists to the Fens, and send the an annuitant. For suppose the gentle rustic labourers to seek their food man who took the wager, and offered among the mountains." Why, sureto perform the exploit, were a poet. ly, you cannot call this sending a man In that case, according to the “ judi- to hell “ without farther ado?” There cious," and also “ imaginative" Irving, is positively not a more sentimental he is to “ bear burdens." That is all spot in all England than the Fens of - he is only to be a porter. Now, Lincolnshire, unless it be the Isle of suppose Burns to have been the poet Ely; and as to the difficulty of findto perform. The burden he bore in ing food among mountains, that surelife was a pretty heavy one—and fully ly would not be a hopeless case to any more than his poor shoulders could rustic labourer, who could either beg, bear. Take Allan Cunninghame— borrow, or steal. Suppose the scene Many a ponderous weight has he up- laid in the Highlands of Scotland, the lifted, when a stone-mason in Niths- rustic labourer would have crowdy dale--and not a few must he uplift and sheep's-head and trotters at the now without a murmur-freestone be- worst, fish in their season, black ing changed to marble. Allan, too, game, grouse, and ptarmigan, (for would carry broad and strong shoul- we presume he is to be allowed to


shoot all and sundry without a lie the kingdom, he were, after a few eencence; and in any part of the Thane's turies, allowed to resign, the great estates, roe and red-deer. “Each wily chuckle-headed ex-premier would put politician, I would transplant into a his tongue in his cheek, and laugh at colony of honest men, and your stupid the “ judicious Irving," as he retired clown I would set at the helm of state." with a pension in perpetuity of 50001. Now, did not Mr Francis Jeffrey, a a-year, a sentimentalist to the Fens. wily politician, visit America, which None of our readers can possibly was originally colonized by honest men mistake our object in this article-nor from this country, and who more face- fail to see that it is a good one. We tious and happy than he? A stupid leave Mr Irving (for a little while) to clown at the helm of state, would sit the judgment of all mankind, to whom there quite contented, however un- his Orations and Arguments are adpopular he might be as a minister ; dressed ;-and as our ivory-pillared even although constantly outvoted, he time-piece has struck one, we are off to could keep his place; and if, contrary Arthur's Seat. to the principles of the constitution of


Love had he found in huts where poor men lie,
His daily teachers had been woods and rills,
The silence that is in the starry sky,
The sleep that is among the lonely hills.


SWEET, simple Poet, thou art gone ! Obscurity, and low-born Care,
And shall no parting tear be shed

Labour, and Want--all adverse things
By those to whom thy name was known, Combined to bow thee to despair ;
Above thy low and lonely bed ?

And of her young untutor'd wings Shall not a pilgrim, lingering by,

To rob thy genius Twas in vain ; Gaze on thy turf, and heave a sigh? With one proud soar she burst her chain. Yes ! many, many ! for thy heart

The beauties of the budding Spring; Was humble as the violet low,

The glories of the Summer's reign ; That, shelter'd in some shady part, The russet Autumn triumphing We only by its perfume know;

In ripen'd fruits and golden grain ; Yet genius pure, which God had given, Winter with storms around his shrine ; Shone o'er thy path-a light from heaven! Each in their turns, were themes of thine. 'Mid poverty it cheer'd thy lot,

And lowly life, the peasant's lot, 'Mid darkness it illumed thine eyes, Its humble hopes, and simple joys ; And shed on earth's most dreary spot By mountain-stream the shepherd's cot ;

A glory borrow'd from the skies : And what the rustic hour employs; Thine were the shows of earth and air, White flocks on Nature's carpet spread; Of Winter dark, and Summer fair. Birds blythely carolling over-head. Before thee spread was Nature's book, These were thy themes, and thou wert blest;

And, with a bard's enraptured glance, Yea! blest beyond the wealth of kings ; By thee were seen, in glen and brook, Calm joy is seated in the breast A limitless inheritance :

Of the rapt poet as he sings; Thy ripening boybood look'd abroad, And all that Truth or Hope can bring And saw how grand was man's abode. Of beauty gilds the Muse's wing. Expanding with thine added days, And, Bloomfield, thine were blissful days, Thy feelings ripen'd and refined,

(If flowers of bliss may thrive on earth ;) Though none were near thy views to raise, Thine was the glory and the praise

Or train to fruit the budding mind; Of genius link'd with modest worth ; As grows the flower amid the wild, To Wisdom wed, remote from strife, Such was thy fortune-Nature's child ! Calmly pass'd o'er thy stormless life. No pompous learning—no parade

And thou art dead-no more, no more Of pedantry, and cumbrous lore,

To charm the land with sylvan strain ; On thy elastic bosom weigh'd ;

Thy harp is hush'd, thy song is o'er, Instead, were thine a mazy store

But what is sung shall long remain, Of feelings delicately wrought,

When cold this hand, and lost this verse, And treasures gleam'd by silent thought. Now hung in reverence on thy hearse! VOL. XIV.

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" Woe to us when we lose the watery wall!"_TIMOTHY TICKLER.


there be warning of that woe, I may be whelm'd in night. If ever other prince than ours wield sceptre o'er that main, Where Howard, Blake, and Frobisher, the Armada smote of Spain; Where Blake, in Cromwell's iron sway, swept tempest-like the seas, From North to South, from East to West, resistless as the breeze ; Where Russell bent great Louis' power, which bent before to none, And crush'd his arm of naval strength, and dimm'd his Rising SunOne prayer, one only prayer is mine that, ere is seen that sight, Ere there be warning of that woe, I may be whelm'd in night! If ever other keel than ours triumphant plough that brine, Where Rodney met the Count De Grasse, and broke the Frenchman's line, Where Howe, upon the first of June, met the Jacobins in fight, And with Old England's loud huzzas broke down their godless might; Where Jervis at St Vincent's fell’d the Spaniards' lofty tiers, Where Duncan won at Camperdown, and Exmouth at AlgiersOne prayer, one only prayer, is mine that, ere is seen that sight, Ere there be warning of that woe, I may be whelm’d in night! But oh! what agony it were, when we should think on thee, The flower of all the Admirals that ever trod the sea ! I shall not name thy honoured name-but the white-cliff'd Isle Which rear'd the Lion of the deep, the Hero of the Nile, Him who, 'neath Copenhagen's self, o'erthrew the faithless Dane, Who died at glorious Trafalgar, o'er-vanquished France and Spain, Should yield her power, one prayer is mine-that, ere is seen that sight, Ere there be warning of that woe, I may be whelm'd in night!


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