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The thunder-Scars are graven. Manfred. shall avoid repeating, saves us the

His face trouble of transcribing some of the Deep scars of thunder had intrenched. most commonly known of Lord

Miltoma Byron's plagiarisms. Out upon Time! it will leave no more The Devil .... Of the things to come than the things be. And leaves old sinners to be young one's

.....very often waits, fore!


Beppo. Out upon Time ! who for ever will leave But enough of the past for the future to

An ola dram-drinker's the devil's decoy.

Bacon. grieve O'er that which hath been, and o'er that which must be:

But Hassan's frown and furious word
What we have seen our sons shall see;
Remnants of things which have past away,

Are dreaded more than hostile sword.
Fragments of stone reared by creatures of

Giaour, p. 33. clay! Siege of Corinth, p. 28. Effecitque ne hostis maxime timendus

militi esset.

Liv. v. 19. The thing that hath been it is that that shall be......there is no remembrance of former things ; neither shall there be any He makes a solitude, and calls it

peace. remembrance of things that are to come,

Bride of Abydos. with those that shall come after.

Eccles. c. 1.

Faciunt solitudinem, atque pacem appellant.

Tacitus. Hark to the trump and the drum, And the mournful sound of the barbarous Love's image upon earth without his wings. horn,

Childe Har, c. 1. And the flap of the banners that fit as

Sans ailes comme la Constance,
they're borne, &c.

Tel fut l'amour dans les siecles d'or;
Siege of Corinth, p. 26.

On ne le trouve plus, quoiqu'on le cherche And the air resounded with the harsh and mournful music of the barbarian

From an inscription on the trumpet.


pedestal of a Cupid in the Who adds the rest of Byron's ori

garden of Chantilly. ginal in a note from Ammianus.

“ Vexillis de more sublatis, 'auditisque –To such resign the strife for fading bays ; triste sonantibus classicis." -These are the Ill may such contest now the spirit move,

rauca cornua " of Claudian, (in Ruffin. Which heeds nor keen reproof, nor partial ii. 57.) the large horns of the uri, or wild praise ; bull.

Since cold each kinder heart that might

approve, The bright sun was extinguished, and the And none are left to please, when none are stars

left to love. Childe Har. C. 2. Did wander darkling in the eternal space, I have protracted my work till most of Rayless and pathless.

Darkness. those whom I wished to please have sunk

Orbo senza luce into the grave, and success and miscarriage Che non sa ove si vada, e pur


are empty sounds : I therefore dismiss it Petrarch, son. 16. with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear

or hope from censure or from praise. A thing of eyes, that all survey.

Pref. to Johnson's Dict.
Heb. Mel.
He speaks of the soul, as likewise

Henry More,
Whate'er in her horizon doth appear,
She is one orb of sense, all eye, all airy
Song of the Soul. Like skies that rain and lighten.

Her dark eyes flashing thro' their tears, And Milton,

Don Juan, c. 1. All head, all eye, all ear, All intellect, all sense.

Le feu de ses yeux dans ses pleurs al

lumé And lastly Pliny,

Parut comme l'eclair à la pluye enflamé. Totus est visus, totus auditus. Dc Dco.

P. Le Moyne.-S. Louis, l. 2.


Life's fitful fever. { Byakiopeare



the mart,

Man's love is of man's life a thing a part ;

To be "Tis woman's whole existence; man My own soul's sepulchre. Manfred. may range

Look who comes here! a grave unto a soul. The court, camp, church, the vessel, and

K. John. Sword, gown, gain, glory, offer in exchange

But France got drunk with blood. Pride, fame, ambition to fill up his heart,

Childe Har. And few there are whom these cannot

Mad thro' mirth, estrange ;

And drunk with blood of men, Men have all these resources, we but one,

Fairy Queen, ü. 7. To love again, and be again undone.

Don Juan, c. 1.
Ed se per quegli alcuna malinconia The mind, the music breathing from her

mossa da focoso disio sopraviene nelle lor
menti, in quelle conviene che con grave

This description Lord Byron tells noia si dimori...... Ilche de gl'innamorati us was drawn, not from imagination, huomini non aviene, si come noi possiamo but memory, &c. ; which we shall apertamente vedere. Essi, se alcuna ma.

see is perfectly true; imagination linconia o gravezza di pensieri gli affligge, having merely transferred it from a hanno molti modi da alleggiare, o da pas painted to a real face. sar quelle, perciò che allor, volendo essi, non manca l'andar atorno, udire ed vedere

Celni de tous les peintres qui s'eloigne molte cose, uccellare, cacciare, pescare, le plus dans ses tableaux du genre de la cavalcare, giucare, o mercatare. De quali sculpture, et dont le clair obscur rappelle modi ciascuno ha forza di trarre, o in tutta les vagues et delicieuses impressions de la o in parte, l'animo a se, e dal noioso melodie.


Corinne, 32. siero rimuoverlo almeno per alcuno spatio di tempo, appresso il quale, con un modo But most the modern Pict's ignoble boast, o con altro, o consolation sopraviene, o di. To rive what Goth, and Turk, and Time venta la noia minore.

hath spared. Childe Har. c. 2. Boccacio, prohem. al. Dec.

It is cruel to think that Alaric and

Mahomet the 2d. respected the Parthenon; Sorrow is knowledge. Manfred. and that it was demolished by Morosini

and Lord Elgin. Chateaubriand, i. p. 38. He that increaseth knowledge increaseth

Eccles. c l.

Know To Ay from, need not be to hate mankind,&c.


the land where the cypress and Childe Har. C. 3.

myrtle, &c.

The spirit of this striking opening The original of this is unpublished; of the Bride of Abydos was contribut Lord Byron knows where he got it. buted by Goethe ;—not that we acThey hate thee not who love in wilds to

cuse Lord Byron of reading the Gerdwell,

man, for he had Madame de Stäel's And often commune with their inward translation of the first line, which, mind;

to his quick apprehension of the Ever their pensive breasts with pity swell ; beautiful, would be quite sufficient They hate the crimes of man, but love to suggest the spirit of the whole. mankind :

She is giving an account of the chaLove them, and if they from the world racter of Mignon in Wilhelm Meister:

remove, "Tis to forget their faults, and still to

Elle exprime ses regrets pour l'Italie love.

dans des vers ravissants que tout le monde

sait par cæur en Allemagne : The happy contrast of the two

“ Connois-tu cette terre où les citronniers brothers of the prisoner of Chillon,

fleurissent," &c. is taken from that of Cloridan and

L'Allemagnc, c. 28. Medoro.Il Fur. c. 18.

We take the opportunity of trans

lating this song for the sake of its But now a bride and mother, and now

beauty, though it has little further

relation to the business of our arthere! Childe Har. c. 4. ticle, which we here close.

We My lord ! my liege ! but now a king—now thus !

may say that our translation is not a Shakspeare. free one.


Know'st thou the land where the citron-trees grow,
And like gold in the dark leaves the oranges glow,
Where softer winds faint from the blue heavens breathe,
And the laurel and myrtle stand stirless beneath-
Know'st thou that land—so transcendantly fair?--
Oh would, my beloved, that we could go there!
Know'st thou the mansion, with column propped roof?
Its saloons are resplendent, and towering aloof
The marble-form'd images look in my face-
Where art thou, poor child of an ill-fated race?
Know'st thou that mansion ?-Oh might I but be
Back, back in its shelter, and live there with thee!
Know'st thou the mountain,-its cloud-path sky-kissed,
Where the mule seeks his road through the deep-rolling mist,
Where the dragon's brood dwell in the caverns that bore them,
And the vast rocks dash down, and the torrents dash o'er them,
Know'st thou the mountain-and dost thou not know

That our way lies there ?-my beloved, let us go!
Kennst du das Land? wo die Citronen blühn, Kennst du es wohl ?
Im dunkeln Laub die Gold-orangen glühn,

Dahin, Dahin,
Ein sanfter Wind vom blauen Himmel weht, Möcht' ich mit dir, o mein Beschützer,
Die Myrte still und hoch der Lorbeer steht; ziehn!
Kennst du es wohl ?
Dahin, Dahin,

Kennst du den Berg, und seinen WolkenMöcht' ich mit dir, o mein Geliebter ziehn!

Das Maulthier sucht im Nebel seinen Weg, Kennst du das Haus? auf Säulen ruht sein In Höhlen wohnt der Drachen alte Brut, Dach,

Es stürzt der Fels, und über ihn die Fluth. Esglänzt der Saal, es schimmert das Gemach, Kennst du es wohl ? Und Marmorbilder stehn, und sehn michan:

Dahin, Dahin, Was hat man dir, du armes Kind gethan ? Geht unser Weg! o Vater, last uns ziehn!


ADVERTISEMENTS EXTRAORDINARY. In the year 1785, appeared a sin- son: at the same time, he extols the gular pamphlet entitled “ A Guide laudable benevolence of those amiato Health, Beauty, Riches, and Ho- ble individuals, who, regardless of nour."

London, Printed for S. time or trouble, expence or inconHooper, &c. 8vo. This was a colm venience, devote the fruits of their lection of popular advertisements se- labour to the benefit of their fellow lected from the Newspapers of the creatures, and promise them long day by Francis Grose, Esq. a gentle- life, robust constitutions, and conman well known to the literary tinual enjoyment; nay every thing world as the author of several works the world 'holds dear, as health, on English antiquities, 'many of beauty, riches, and honour, in some which (although now in some mea- instances (if you may believe the adsure superseded by publications of vertisers themselves) for the mere greater accuracy as well as more pleasure of doing good, or, at least, elegant embellishment) retain a cer- for a consideration very inadequate tain degree of celebrity at the pre- to the proposed advantage. sent moment.

It is to be hoped, indeed, that some Captain Grose has prefixed to his few of the advertisements alluded to collection of advertisements a pre- are the productions of Captain Grose's face written with much humour, in own fertile imagination ; for, licenwhich he endeavours to prove the tious as we are always told the public superiority of our national taste and press is and has been, we can hardly acquirements over those of our neigh- fancy that two or three, of those bours, and triumphs in the compari- given as authentic extracts from the daily joumals, ever could have obs the wearers; for even his upper sets alone, tained insertion in a public newsa he secures to the gums without springs, paper. These, however, are few in and when neither tooth nor root left, he comparison with the general contents being mechanically, and anatomigraphiof the pamphlet in question, from cally acquainted with the whole structure which we now proceed to extract (probatum est). Likewise his convail anosome half dozen, as most calculated coretal annexation in astringing the gums, to afford amusement to our readers.

or to cause them to grow firm, and unite

to the teeth, by which he preserves them We may add, that such is the rarity for life ; instantaneously by an obstrusive of Grose's Guide, although a tract method cleanses them, and eradicates from of modern date, that we have never the mouth and parts appertaining all inflammet with more than half a dozen matory and morbulent matter, without the copies of it, in a long and pretty ex- use of an iron or steel instrument, curing tensive acquaintance with the book pains, fractures of the jaws and bones, and rarities of this description.

every exuperable acrimoniated affliction in-' One of the most extraordinary ad. cident to the whole machine, of which the vertisers in the year 1776, was Patence public have had multitudes of instances : the dentist, who assured the public, therefore for the good of mankind only he through the Morning Chronicle, that publishes this advertisement: by your

humble servant to command, Patence, he constantly took his medicines No. 403, Strand, near Southampton-street. to preserve his own health, and that His universal medicine, 3s, they bring those afflicted, or not afflicted, to perfect health, colour,

Our old friend Martin Van Butchell, and complexion.

whom many of our readers must re

member mounted on a variegated Was mankind (he cries) to be made poney, and taking the air on most perfectly acquainted with its compositions, Sundays in Hyde Park, was a formi-and process of making, which is so easy dable rival of Mr. Patence. Mr. Van that the most stupid may prepare them, Butchell lived in 1776 in the identimen, many of them, would not have such spindle-shank legs to walk upon, scarce

cal house, in Mount-street, Grosvenorable to carry their bodies ; children would square, in which, somewhere about not be half destroyed before they are 1815, he departed this life; and at born, neither would you be plagued the period of which we now speak, with dogmatical Latin, as Pul. Rad. Rhoi. he not only advertised his own inor Pome; solve in aqua font, or Hord. comparable merits as a cautious m. f. a little fountain or sugar-apple-water, curer of all diseases, but pronounced mixed with rhubarb; or destroyed with to the world that he had restored the medical poison, or corrosive sublimate mer. ancient and useful process of emcury: therefore as my scheme and motive balming. As a proof of this, he emis to relieve all mankind, and never add balmed his own wife, an equal tescruelty to affliction, so neither do I care who is angry or displeased.

timony of his skill and affection, and

as an additional instance of liberality, Of Mr. Patence's proficiency in, exhibited the remains of his deceased and command of, the English lan- consort to the admiring world. Such guage, the following is no mean spe- was the curiosity excited by this sincimen; and this superiority we gular exhibition that Mr. Van But. are perhaps to ascribe his contempt chell found it necessary to limit the of the more ancient tongues.

admissions, and in the St. James's

Chronicle of Oct. 19, 1776, the folMr. Patence, Surgeon and Dentist to

lowing advertisement appeared : many thousand persons of all ranks and ages, having had twelve years practice on Van Butchell (not willing to be unpleathe teeth and gums, and practised anatomy santly circumstanced, and wishing to conand physic from his youth ; whose supervince some good minds they have been lative artificial and natural teeth, single misinformed) acquaints the curious, no ones, and whole sets are universally ac- stranger can see his embalmed wife, unless knowledged throughout all Europe, to be (by a friend personally) introduced to him. not equalled for their formation, genicula- self, any day between nine and one, Suntion, longinquity of colour, never turning days excepted. black, use in manducation, commonly called chewing and eating, perfectly per

Whether Mr. Van Butchell the fecting pronunciation, impressing honour younger, who, we perceive, practises on themselves, felicitating exultation on for the good of his fellow creatures to

the present moment, still retains the hath no objection to marry any widow or invaluable remains of his beloved single lady, provided the party be of gen. mother, we know not; but if such a teel birth, polite manners, and five, six, treasure is yet in his possession, we

seven, or eight months gone in her pregtrust he will lose no time in forward- nancy. Lettersaddressed to

Breeknock, ing the old lady to the British Mum Admiralty, will be honoured with due at

Esq. at Will's Coffee-house, facing the seum, in order that upon a careful tention, secrecy, and every possible mark comparison between the merits of the of respect. oriental and English mode of buman pickling, that patriotic body the The supposed author of this sinSociety of Arts may have an oppor- gular advertisement was Edward tunity of honouring the memory of Wortley Montague, Esq. son of the his illustrious father by adjudging well-known Lady Mary; and al

, the gold medal to his no less cele though the intelligent editor of the brated successor.

last Biographical Dictionary considerg Among the numerous advertises the story improbable, we confess we ments for facilitating a happy union

are not at all inclined to doubt its aubetween the two sexes, no plan could thenticity. Mr. Wortley's father by be devised more likely to attract the his will not only empowered his son notice of gentlemen on 'Change, than to make a settlement on any woman that offered by the proprietors of a he might marry, of 800l. a-year, but house in Dover-street, who very devised a very large estate in Yorkgravely propose to such gentlemen shire to any son of such marriage. as have their time and their thoughts In 1747, he sat in Parliament for the solely engrossed by the magnitude county of Huntingdon, and in 1754 of their concerns,

“ to carry on all for Bossiney, so that thus far the courtships by proxy,at the mo

facts and the advertisement tally; nor derate charge of five guineas en-,

will any conduct, however strange, trance, and such a compensation, on appear improbable in a person who the final termination of the affair, as

first abjured the Protestant, for the may be reasonably expected, “where Roman Catholic, religion, and lastly, persons of condition and liberal sen

the latter for Mahometanism. Surely timents are concerned.” This plan the odd stories told of Lady Mary is peculiarly adapted for such gen

and the seraglio could not be entirely tlemen as have neither time nor tem- fabrications, when her offspring saper for the tedious forms of court. voured so strongly of the Mussulman? ship, and to ladies whose personal

We cannot quit this interesting: charms appear to greater advantage subject, without inserting an invita- . in description than reality. Surely, tion to the "fair sex from some very the members of the Outinian Society honest fellow, who has contrived to would do well to deliberate whether indite the only matrimonial adver: some such office might not once again tisement we ever yet saw that was be established, under the superin- not absolutely ridiculous: tendence of their own president and Is there a girl of moderate fortune, committee; seeing that they could who hath the good sense and generosity to afford to do the business without the prefer a good husband to a rich one, and, fee, and that the plan is quite as likely whose delicacy is not so very refined as to to bring about the great end of all prevent her answering this address? There their endeavours, as the learned" and is a young man of a liberal education, elaborate lecture they are so kind to whose age is twenty-six, possessed of a deliver (gratis) to their admiring and sound constitution, a clear head and a kind fashionable audience.

heart, who would be happy in her acquaint-" In the Public Advertiser, April 16, Castle-street, Leicester Fields.--Morning.

ance, Direct P. Q. at the Coffee-house in 1776, appeared a matrimonial adver- Post, July 5, 1777, tisement which exceeds, we suppose, any thing ever before or since made Perhaps, however, one of the most public:

amusing in all Captain Grose's colA gentleman who hath filled two suc

lection is an advertisement for a subceeding seats in Parliament, is near sixty scription for the purchase of a fireyears of age, lives in great splendour and engine, which he declares was written hospitality, and from whom a considerable by the mayor of a celebrated Uniestate must pass if he dies without issue, Fersity :

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