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EQUESTRIAN STATUE OF KING GEORGE III. 341.
The following additional Pieces of Music may be placed either in the respective numbers with which they
were given, or at the end of the volume.
67.--"O dark, dark is this midnight hour.” 80.-" The Rose Bud of Cheetham."
Abdallah and Sabat, 105.
Eliza, a fragment, 237.
Ellen, a fragment, 306,
Elmo, St, Fire of 242.
England, the poets of 145,-remarks
Beggar, the 234,—the literary 331,- Club, the 9, 29, 48, 61, 77, 93, on 305.
109, 126, 169, 216, 229, 384, English actors and Scottish reviewers,
V. P.'s letter on 32,--reply to 43,
-V. P.'s second letter 52.
Enigmas. See charades.
Colliers, the Staffordshire 330. Epigrams, 84, 88, 345.
Epistles, poetical 86, 278.
Biograpbs, singular of the--Rev. R. Comparisons, beware of 227. Epitaphs, 73, 89, 107, 135, 153,
172, 195, 227.
Erskine, Lord, memoir of 397.
diah Boxton, 274,--Joseph Fowke, Corday, Charlotte, memoir of 410. Esthonians, superstitions of the 239,-
Evidences of Christianity, r 34.
Facetiæ, Coggeshall 136, 164.
Coxcomb punished, 233.
Fare, Bachelor's 46.
Bonaparte, Tallerand, and Lord Whit-Craniology, Buonaparte on 161,- Farewell, 91, 109–the chieftain's 304,
lines in praise of 368,- anecdote Farquhar, Mr. 59.
Fashions, female 12, 49, 84, 115,.
153, 188, 220, 260, 292, 324, 371.
Bouts Rimex, letter on 32,- answers Criticisms, on clerical 96,-Dr. John- Fashions, male 184,-Lydia Languish
son on 137.
Crosses, origin of 123.
Fatallist, tbe 178.
Cudgel, the 208.
Fathers, fond 219,
Feelings, devotional 208...
Dandy, the London 342.
Felicity, domestic 362.
Festival, Liverpool 331.
Danvers, Sir J. anecdote of 92.
Fidelity, the victim of 354.
Dawson, Jemmy, ballad of 12. Fine Arts : Remarkable foreigoers, .
51,-Martin's picture of Adam and
December Tales, r 26.
Eve entertaining the angel Raphael,
Crotch's lectures on music at the
Dictionary, a new 408.
London Institution, 128,-Picture
of the death of Chatham, 244,-
Wilkie's first painting ib. — Anger-
Dinner engagements, 37.
stein's Gallery, 299,- Illustrations
Dissection, on haman 67, 73, 90, 99. of the Waverly novels, 322,-Man-
chester Institution for the promo-
tion of the, correspondence relative
Doctor's bill, how to pay a 67.
to, 325, 355, 363, 404,--Mr. Gib-
Doctor, Grecian, portrait of 81. son, the sculptor, 338.--Mr. Fos-
Drama, 8, 13, 21, 32, 44, 52, 60, Finney, S. notice of 318,
68, 73, 84, 92, 100, 108, 116, 124. Flagellation 282.
236, 244, 252, 268, 276, 284, 292, Flower-spirit, the 254.
Folly, my first 369.
Dramaticus, letter of 34,
Forks, introduction of 274.
Dramatic exhibitions, essay on 101. Fragment, poetical 343.
Dream, tbe Bachelor's, with music, 81. Franklin, Dr. anecdotes of 82, 90,
107,-poem by 225.
Duelliste, lesson for 228,- remarks Franklin's Journey to the shores of
the Polar Sea, r. 125.
Friday, disastrous 121.
Friends, the concentric. 49, 53, 72,
85, 104,-08 the loss of 230.,
Friend, tbe 201, 214, 253, 277,- to,
Fature, an eye to the 371.
on 365,-gratuitous 372.
on 348,- translations 354.
Gardens, Vauxhall 197.
Egypt, monuments of 31,--Slave Garnerin, M. Death of 294.
trade in 42.
Garrick and Foote, 148, 156.
Egypt, notes during a visit to, r 17 Genius, essay on 144,-enthusiasm :
Egyptian banker, 32,
Gentleman, query relative to 43,- | Love and reason, 38,
Pere la Chaise, 127.
Slaves, fidelity of 298.
Snakes, rattle 137.
Peter I. anecdotes of 131.
Spood, the silken, with original music,
Phenomenon, extraordinary 195. Society, sketches of 94,—Manchester
Soliloquy, the bachelor's 136.
Solitude, the pleasures of 394.
Manchester Institution. See fine arts. Pies, query relative to 318,—answer Somnambulist, account of a 42.
Son, the chieftain's 216.
of plagiarism animadverted upon, 148, 152, 218, 321.
Sonnets, 4, 80, 169, 274, 290, 312,
Southport, bathing at 259.
Sovereign, the term 164.
81, 93, 114, 124, 139, 291. Poisons, essays on 141, 156, 181, 214. Sporting-box, my 57.
Sports, civic 289.
Stael, Madame de, memoir of 224.
Starch, improvement in 212.
St. Mary's church spire, account of
Presents, the misery of receiving 392. Steam-engine, potatoes useful in the
28,- Perkins' 28, 149, 226.
Stenography, 91, 131.
Stevens, Miss, Liston, and Mrs. Da-
Prowess, Indian 281,-
Punch-bowl, autobiography of a 40,- Stonehenge, 206.
Suicide, remarks on 238.
Miseries, more 56, 74,-French 298, Pyoneers, or the Sources of the Sus- Surnames, on 224.
--Literary 338,-New 409.
quehanna, r 182.
Swaffham, the tinker of 335.
Mistake, melancholy 92,—ludicrous Quadrille and country dance, 208. Swallows, account of 172.
Sweden, iron mines in 201.
Switzerland, fallen son of 78.
Quentin Durward, r 165.
Tale, affecting 256,-a Persian 333.
Tarantula, the 151, 211.
Taste and genius, essay on 119.
Taste, genius, and criticism, essay
Moscoe, Sunday markets at 106, Recollections, fugitive 197,--201. on 119.
Mother, to my, on coming of age, 21, Reid, Alexander, life of, r 114.! Tattle, table 199.
Relations, poor 154.
Tempest, the 255.
Musie, instrumental 136,-family 249, Reminiscences, fighting 170,—380, Thiers' Pyrenees and South of France,
Thieving, dexterity in 260.
Reptiles, benefits derived from 66. Things, melancholy state of 143.
Times, the good old 218.
the wanderer's 272.
Treacle, Diana, letter of 33.
Turner, Mr. T. vase presented to 268.
Ugliness, advantages of 243.
birth-place of 179,
Rhinoceros, manners of the 219. Ultramarine, 234.
Umbrellas, on 264.
Ringan Gilbaize, r 158.
Uocle Trim, letter of 356.
University, proposed new 381.
Valentine s-day, 50.
Rogers' astronomical lectores, letter Varieties : every number.
on 124,-lecturer's vindication 131, Veritas, on theatrical receipts, 73.
Vesuvius, eruption of 41.
Vindicator, letter of 73.
Virtue, the power of 205.
Vision, the 130.
Russia, late empress of 194,-ice- Vow, Nora's 70.
hills of 211,-silver-mines of 211. Voyage, the poet's aërial 414.
Ode-on the use and abuse of Poetry, Russian, the incomparable 362. Wake, an Irish 138.
Warwick, Countess of 76.
57, 70,—to Evening, 122,—198,— Scales, the philosopher's 96,--philo- Wattie and Jonnie, 212.
Watty, letter of 80.
377,-to J. G. 392.
School, Manchester free grammar 323 Waverley novels, on the 55, 269.
Schoolmaster, the 390,-village 409. Well, St. Ælian's 257.
Wernerian society, Edinburgh 74.
Scoresby's Voyage to the Northern Whale, instinct of the 122.
252,-letter on 282.
Scott, Sir W. memoir of 69. Window, inseription upon a 195.
Gimel on latin 355.--S. X. on latin the 161,-colour of the Arabian 220. Winter, on 4.
Seasons, the 62.
Witchcraft, belief in 305.
Orthography, 16, 38, 71, 104. Seneca, translation from 328. Women, receipt for making 89,-
praise of 267.
Sermons, faneral 76.
Wren, Sir. C. memoir of 86.
Serpent, the sea 347.
Writing, secret 21.
Writings and inks, 286.
Years, my early 212.
Shoemaker, the political 267. Young and Kemble, 171.
Youth, address to 405, 413.
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POR THE IRIS.
termed descriptiveness. With a stroke of his knew the value of a good idea too well to waste pen he sets before us, the human character, or its strength by dilation. He is therefore replete
the landscape from nature with equal ease and with profound remark, pure wit, and beautiful THE AUGUSTAN AGE.
equal accuracy-he presents them too, in such illustrations. These are easily committed to glowing colours, and with such an air of nature memory; they have been adopted into cominon and reality upon them, as immediately to en-life, and of themselves would preserve the re
gage our undivided attention. Other Novelists membrance of their author, though every PERHAPS no literary, productions ever ob-have sought to interest their readers by the un- written memorial of him perished. tained so immediate and extensive a popularity certainty and boldness of their hero's adven- The popularity of Sir Walter Scott's works, as the Novels and Tales by the Author of WA- tures. --They have appealed to the powerful is no exact criterion of their intrinsic worth. verley. For this many causes may be assigned. principle of sympathy, and have been inainly The popular taste is generally correct upon the At the time of their first publication Novel indebted to it for success. The author of Wa- whole ; but it often receives a bias, and for years writing was at its lowest ebb: the world was verley has aimed higher:-he has appealed to the remains highly prejudiced. This may have been deluged and disgusted with a succession of Ro- imagination and the fancy,—he has aimed at the --and we think has been-the case with regard mances, and other works of fiction, of which understanding and the heart. He does not to the estimate formed of the Waverley School. it would be hard to say whether they were most hurry us on as if fearful that his influence would It has been observed by a profound writer, strongly marked by dulness, absurdity, or fri- cease when we can gain time to look around, that great minds, in general, go before the gevolity. Enchanted castles had lost their attrac- and discover by what we are enthralled. He nius of the age in which they live, and consetions; ghosts and spectres were no longer suffers us to pause and admire the beauties quently are neglected by contemporaries. In viewed with terror and amazement; and errant which he lavishly throws around. The hero and the lapse of years, when the popular mind has knights wandered forth in quest of adventures his adventures are often cast into the shade, to come up to their standard, their true worth is without exciting the smallest degree of sympa- introduce some diversity of character to advan- discovered. Shakespeare and Milton may be thy or admiration. But upon the appearance tage, or prepare the reader to resume the regu- mentioned, amongst a multitude of others, as of Waverley,' it was discovered that a novel lar narrative with renewed pleasure. In this proving the truth of this position. Walter Scott might be written, of which the plot should be there is soinething noble and generous : it de- has not been forced to share in their neglect ; laid in our own Ísland, no more than “sixty clares that the author is not so mean as to seek and will not be permitted to enjoy their lasting years ago,'—the characters and incidents such as to eject our reason that he may control our pas- triumph. He is a meteor bursting into effulexperience and history tell us, have had a real sions more easily.
gence and then immerging into darkness: they existence,—which should be capable of afford- Much as we admire these productions, we are orbs of dazzling radiance gradually dising amusement blended with instruction. The are of opinion—and this opinion is by no means pelling the mists of darkness, and still increashistorical turn of Waverley,' and the other an uncommon one that their merits have been ing in splendour as they increase in years. But works of the same author, was one great cause vastly overrated. Nothing can be more dis- we need not carry the comparison any further. of their success. With the desire of becoming, gusting than the untempered panegyric which A few years will do more in deciding on the in some degree, acquainted with the history has been heaped upon them from all quarters. comparative merits of these writers, than voand manners of their ancestors, many have A comparison has been invited between Shakes- lumes of controversy. Opinionum commenta been induced to take up these volumes, who peare and Sir Walter Scott.-- This is the very delet dies, naturæ judicia confirmat. would turn disgusted from those highly season- quintessence of flattery-disgusting to every
J. B. M. ed, and unnatural productions which—as Dr. candid and impartial mind, and we should think, Johnson would have said," are fit only to to none more than the individual whom it is de
REVIEWS. amuse savages in the dawn of literature, and signed to honour. Shakespeare was a mighty children in the spring of life.” Another cause genius. With little of that knowledge which is of the popularity of the Waverley' school of derived from the experience of other men, he The Loves of The Angels, a Poem. By novels, is their nationality. The poems of possessed, perhaps intuitively, a profound ac
Thomas Moore. London, 1823. Ossian and Burns had introduced a rage for the quaintance with the human character. . His It is not direct attacks, however plausibly susscenery, manners and language, of Scotland; mind was never emptied, his stock of ideas tained, that will cause the Sacred Writings to and this was abundantly satisfied in the novels never worn out. We never discover him dress- be generally slighted; the blasphemous daring of which we speak.–By the way we beg to re-ing up an old actor in new apparel to, strut of & Liberal, the impious eccentricity of a Man mark, that the fondness for the barbarous idiom his hour once more before the world.'
fred, can never influence more than a very of Scotland's rudest peasantry, argues strongly masterly hand sketched a character, and when insignificant minority of intelligent readers. The against the good taste of the present age. Our it was finished he laid aside, and never re- seductive labyrinth is alone formidable ; and own much-abused Lancashire dialect is in no turned to the subject. He is ever new. He has this is, unhappily, the track which Mr. Moore respect its inferior; and as being, with little but one Falstaff, one Lear, one Macbeth. On has chosen. "The apology of Mr. M shall be alteration, the language of our early poets, de the contrary, our “ second, better Shakespeare” given in his own words ;-— serves more attention. Yet, whilst the former -as he is somewhere styled-has a round of
“As objections may be made, by persons whose is carefully sought after, and introduced at characters that serve with some little variety opinions i respect, to the selection of a subject of this every turn, the latter is never spoken of but for every occasion. His witches, for instance, nature from the scripture, I think it right to remark with ridicule or contempt. We are no advo- all bear a family likeness to Meg Merrilies, that, in point of fact, the subject is not scripturalcates for the use of the uncouth idiom of Lan- from whom they are lineally descended. Many the notion upou which it is founded (that of the love cashire, but we do think that its inerits are at other characters may be detected, differing in of Angels for women) having originated in an erroneleast equal to those of the barbarous Scotch liabiliments indeed, but wearing a concealed
ous translation by the LXX. of that verse in the sixth dialect now so much adınired.
identity. We look in vain in these works for chapter of Genesis, upon which the sole authority of The real merits of Walter Scott (we presume those liursts of sentiment which indicate the the fable rests. The foundation of my story, therehe is the author of Waverley) are not amongst presence of genius in its purest character. Gore, bas as little to do with Holy Writ, as have the
dreains of the later Platonists, or the reveries of Jewthe smallest causes of his extensive popularity: There is scarcely a passage which is worth re
ish divines; and, in appropriating the notion thus to He is, without dispute, amongst the best of membering for any strong, condensed sentiment the uses of poetry, I have done no more than establish British Novelists. In particular he possesses, it conveys. Good' ideas there are in abundance, it in that region of fiotion, to which the opinions of in an enviable degree, the talent of what in the but they are spun out and hunted down until the most rational fathers, and of all other Christian vocabulary of Doctor Spurzheim, would be the reader is weary of them. Shakespeare I theologians, have long ago consigned it!