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loveliness, and to it, interesting in it- a military cloak of him whom she had self, but now tenfold interesting to me loved in life, and placed her in the arms for those who sleep in it, we steered of Seyton, who was standing on the our boats in silence and sorrow. The rock to receive her from me. He imwater was so shallow at the entrance, mediately passed on without uttering a where it flowed over some low rocks, syllable, and myself followed his tall that we were obliged to step out on and dark figure as he passed from rock one of them, and bear in our arms the, to rock in the dimness of that midnight remains of the unhappy ones. Seyton hour, and then moved, with his hapless stood on a small and projecting point burthen, slowly along the sands, to the of one of the rocks, while two of the innermost part of the inlet, where gently boatmen were knee-deep in the water, placing it upon the bank, he returned endeavouring to make the boat fast to and assisted me in carrying Falkland the rocks ; when they had succeeded to the same lonely place; all our men sufficiently for our purpose, I gently followed, and, as we stood for some miraised the still beautiful form of Isabel nutes looking at all that remained of and placed her in the arms of Seyton, these unhappy lovers, as they slept their who was waiting to receive her-in do- sleep of death, we could not refrain ing so I could not but pause a moment, from giving way to the rush of feeling, and look for the last time on one whose which so melancholy an occasion ercifate was as unhappy as her face was ted in us all. We soon heaped a large lovely. Her dark eyes were closed quantity of sand and earth upon the under thin, long, and soft lashes, and grave, and rolling two large stones to her lips slightly parted,—there had mark the spot, looked on it for the last been, some minutes before, a faint ex- time, and returned to our boat. There, pression of pain on her beautiful fea- in that spot of undisturbed and evertures, but it was now wholly faded lasting loneliness, we laid them side by away, at least it seemed to me to have side, the same grave receiving them : entirely vanished, and, as the settled the same military cloak enveloped them coldness of death stole over her, I as their shroud, the same moss covers imagined that her face, now cold as their narrow beds, and they, whose marble, assumed the same sweet and hearts were united in their lives, were pensive expression, which the roman now not divided in their deaths. tic Falkland admired and loved so much in her. I enveloped the pale form in

RENE.

WIDOWHOOD.-A SONNET.

How wretched is that face, and yet how fair!

A face that might unnerve the arm of Fate,

So softly sad, so fondly desolate,
So full of loveliness and of despair !
They rose upon the earth, a radiant pair ;

His beam is quench'd near lifetime's eastern gate,

And round her noon untimely shadows wait
Her heart is in the grave—its choice is there-
Thus in the vernal freshness of a grove,

Where to new sunshine Nature's children turn,
One plant, that all her glory fails to move,

Weeps back upon some white sepulchral urn,
And gazes o'er it with despairing love,

Watching the dead, and satisfied to mourn.

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Huc vina, et unguenta, et nimiùm brevis
Flores amanos ferre jube rosa,
Dum res, et ætas, et sororum

Fila trium patiuntur atra.

Cedes coemptis saltibus, et domo,
Villâque flavus quam Tiberis lavit:
Cedes ; et exstructis in altum

Divitiis potietur hæres.

Divesne, prisco natus ab Inacho,
Nil interest, an pauper, et infimâ
De gente, sub divo möreris,

Victima nil miserantis Orci.

Omnes eodem cogimur : omnium
Versatur urna ; seriùs ociùs
Sors exitura, et nos in æternum

Exilium impositura cymbæ.

TO DELLIUS.

Firm be thy soul ! serene in power,

When adverse fortune clouds the sky; Undazzled by the triumph's hour,

Since, Dellius, thou must die !

Alike, if still to grief resign'd ;

Or if through festal days 'tis thine, To quaff, in grassy haunts reclin'd,

The old Falernian wine :

Haunts, where the silvery poplar-boughs

Love with the pines to blend on high, And some clear fountain brightly flows

In graceful windings by.

There be the rose, with beauty fraught

So soon to fade, so brilliant now; There be the wine, the odours brought,

While time and fate allow !

For thou, resigning to thine heir,

Thy halls, thy bowers, thy treasur'd store, Must leave that home, these woodlands fair,

On yellow Tyber's shore.

What then avails it, should'st thou trace

From Inachus thy glorious line ? Or, sprung from some ignoble race,

If not a roof be thine ?

Since the dread lot for all must leap

Forth from the dark revolving urn, And we must cross the gloomy deep

Whence exiles ne'er return.

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Oh, worthy fragrant gifts of flowers and wine,

Bandusian Fount, than crystal far more bright!
To-morrow shall a sportive kid be thine,

Whose forehead swells with horns of infant might :
E'en now of love and war he dreams in vain,
Doom'd with his blood thy gelid wave to stain,
Let the red dog-star burn! his scorching beam,

Fierce in resplendence, sball molest not thee!
Still sheltered from his rage, thy banks, fair stream,

To the wild flock around thee wandering free ;
And the tir'd oxen from the furrow'd field,
The genial freshness of their breath shall yielda

And thou, bright Fount! ennobled and renown'd,

Shalt by thy poet's votive song be made ;
Thou and the oak with deathless verdure crown'd,

Whose boughs, a pendant canopy, o'ershade
Those hollow rocks, whence, murmuring many a tale,
Thy chiming waters pour upon the vale.

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SIR-A strong feeling of indignation affecting the comforts and condition of seems to be entertained by many of the the peasantry, viz.: the enclosing of laity, respecting the apathy with which commons, turning out the old tenantry the Protestant Clergy appear to view in order to throw many small farms into the Church Reform Bill lately intro- one; abuses about road making ; exorduced by Lord Althorp, the provisionsbitant cess and rents; wages of labour; of which seem so injurious, if not des charges for potato ground; tent for tructive, to the property and existence bog, &c. &c." It is true, that in the of the establishment. What! (say they,) progress of outrage, the clergy, (from will the clergy submit without a mur- the very defenceless nature of their mur to this unparallelled spoliation, and property, and the thousand inroads of thereby justify the allegations, and (as fraud and violence to which it was erfar as they are concerned) aid in carry- posed,) suffered considerably, but that ing into effect the menaces of their their demands were either the originatenemies? Does not even the silence ing cause of those disturbances or the they have observed, since the an- principal means of their continuance nouncement of the bill, give some has been over and over disproved. But colour to the charge—that the wretched what good has resulted from all this? condition of the peasantry of Ireland is " Who shames a scribbler," mainly attributable to their exactions, and

“Destroy his fib, or sophistry in vain, that to compel them to disgorge part of The creature's at his dirty work again." their unjust gains is but an act of strict, though tardy justice? Now, nothing There are persons who still affect to can be more unreasonable than this re- believe, that the misery of the peamonstrance; and (though meant in a santry is chiefly attributable to the exspirit of friendship) it but adds insult to actions of the clergy. The income of injury. What can the clergy do? that body has been lately submitted to During the last ten or fifteen years, the the most rigorous parliamentary enqupress has teemed with the most unan- ry, and the result has been a very swerable statements respecting the real proud, but (as it now appears) a very facts of the case ; arguments have been useless triumph to the clergy. It has refuted ; mistakes corrected ; falsehoods been not merely an acquittal of such exposed, all to no purpose. In reply to charges, but a generally expressed the unfounded statement, that it is to astonishment at the audacity that could the Protestant Establishment the dis- have advanced them. Still, all to no turbances in Ireland are to be attri- purpose. The very mover of this bill buted ; those disturbances have been of pains and penalties, ushers in his protraced up to the first period of their com- positions by an acknowledgment of the mencement. viz. : about the middle of monstrous exaggerations that have prethe last century-for Captain Rock, vailed with regard to the income of the (though he may not have arrived at the clergy, and then (by way of a sophisma age of discretion,) is no stripling; and fallacis consequentiæ) tacks to this very though he may acknowledge, in the acknowledgment a proposition for inwords of the Patriarch, that “the days ficting upon them an amount of taraof the years of his life have been evil,tion, quite unequalled by any thing we he certainly cannot say that they “ have have hitherto witnessed, even in the been few. Those disturbances have most frightful period of the late war. been proved, never to have originated What then are the clergy to do in such from the exorbitant demands of the a case? There was a time when apclergy, but from causes more deeply pealing to a British House of Com

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