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-A shriek was heard at midnight, such as broke On every ear, like the first pealing stroke Of the alarum bell, and the sleepers woke !
In the old hall where fitful moonlight shone,
LITERARY CHIT-CHAT AND VARIETIES.
INSCRIPTION FOR A TOMB.
By W. Ainslie, M.D.
"Sub hoc marmore.” BENEATH this humble stone he lies,
Who now nor sees the tears which now, Nor hears nor heeds those rending cries,
Nor can relieve thy widow'd woe. Cold is the hand, you vainly thought,
While lock'd in thine, could never die; And blank those orbs, which fondly sought
New life and light from Mary's eye.
A last farewell in Mary's ear;
And left us to the gelid year.
Whose chief delight was love of thee, Whose latest pang was grief to part,
Whose hope was immortality! No!--not forever cold the hand,
Nor mute the tongue, nor blank the ray; Again, at Heaven's supreme command,
He'll wake to everlasting day!
Sustain'd by a Redeemer's care,
And love, where love knows no despair !
THE DARK KNIGHT.-A BALLAD.
By Henry G. Bell. THERE came a dark knight from a far countrie, And no one ever saw his face, for he Wore his black vizor down continuallie.
He came to a gay bridal, where the bride Stood, in rich robes, her destined lord beside, Who gazed upon her with a joyful pride.
And there was music in the sunny sky,
In a late number we announced that a work was in progress among the students at Glasgow, to be called the Athenæum ; and we are now informed that, early in April, a rival publication will appear, edited by students of the same University, to be entitled, The College Al. bum for 1830. ! We learn that there will shortly appear in Glasgow, a work entitled Memoirs of the Rev. William Wilson, A.M. Minister of the Gospel at Perth, one of the four brethren, the founders of the Secession Church, and Professor of Theology to the Associate Presbytery, with Brief Sketches of the State of Religion in Scotland for fifty ves immediately posterior to the Revolution, including a circumstantial account of the origin of the Secession. The work is from the pen of a Divine in the west country.
We understand that the forthcoming Number of the New Monthly Magazine will contain, amongst other articles, an interesting and graphic narrative of an attack, by banditti, on Messis Dickson and Neville, on the Plains of Puebla, in November, 1828, when the latter gentleman was killed. Though Mr Dickson received no fewer than nineteen wounds, he has survived to write the account of his extraordinary escape.
It has been stated in the newspapers, that Captain Dillon, whose frecent voyage threw light on the fate of La Pérouse, has been enga. ged by the French Government to make another voyage of discovery, connected with the same event. This is not the case, the object of the intended voyage being of quite a different nature.
At a trade sale, a few days ago, in London, Lord Byron's executors sold the copyright of sixty-five of his Lordship's minor poems. A keen competition took place between Mr Murray and Mr Colburn, but the lot was at last knocked down to the former at the enormous sum of 3700 guineas. The copyright of Don Juan was next sold, and was bought by the executors of Lord Byron at the very moderate price of 310 guineas-not, we hope, with any view of suppres. sion.
The Lives of the Bishops of Bath and Wells, from the earliest to the present period, by the Rev. S. Hyde Cassan, are announced.
The First Book of the Iliad, containing the parting of Hector and Andromache, and the description of the Shield of Achilles, being a specimen of a new translation of Homer, in heroic verse, by William Sotheby, is in the press.
Derwentwater, or the fate of Ratcliffe, a Tale of 1715, will shortly be published. ; A work, entitled an Enquiry into the Production and Consumption of the precious metals, and on the influence of their augmentation or diminution on the commerce of the world, by Mr Jacob, is announced. | Mr Thomas Moore is preparing a Life of Petrarch, for Dr Lardner's Cyclopædia. It is not unlikely that the analogies pointed out in the Life of Byron between that poet and Petrarch suggested the present work.
Miss A. M. Porter, the well-known novelist, has in the press the Barony, a Romance.
Travels in Russia, and a Residence in St Petersburg and Odessa, in the years 1827, 8, and 9, by Edward Morton, M.B., are preparing.
Moore's Loves of the Angels have been translated into French versé by M. Eugene Ernoux, and are much relished by la grande nation.
The genuine Memoirs of Sanson, the public executioner, are shortly to appear, in four octavo volumes, at Paris. Sanson was an extraordinary individual; he possessed a magnificent library, was much attached to study and the sciences, and regularly attended the courses of natural history at the Jardin des Plantes. He states the following among other reasons for retaining his situation as executioner during the Reign of Terror : “ A wretch chosen in my place by the tyrants would have added to their outrages. I was sure to preserve the respect which was due, and not to add insults to the anguish of mortal throes." -This is the march of intellect with a vengeance! The literature and philosophy of a hangman !
GORTON'S TOPOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY,- In the first number of this new work, which the southern critics have been praising at a great rate for accuracy and all other excellences, we meet with the
Yet ever and anon her look would fall
The words were spoken, and the bridal o'er, And now the mirth grew louder than before ; Why stands the dark knight silent at the door?
The hour grows late, and one by one depart
None in her father's hall are left but she
Yes, there is still a third--the vizor'd knight,
He moves on slowly through the lofty room, And as he moves there falls a deeper gloom,That heavy tread, why sounds it of the tomb ?
And through the castle there was stillness deep, A drearier stillness than the calm of sleep, Closer, in silent awe, the lovers creep.
following piece of information :" Achary Loch, a small lake in French Company have also sustained some heavy losses. M. Cloup's Scotland, formed by the river Taith.” We have heard of Loch Ach- wardrobe, valued at L.1600, has been totally consumed. The Theatre ray, and the river Teith, but of the Loch and River mentioned by was uninsured, owing to the high premium demanded for buildings Mr Gorton we are entirely ignorant.
of this description. Neither Covent Garden nor Drury Lane are inNew Music. We have been favoured with a copy of a new Song, sured. A free benefit is to be given at the Italian Opera House to --the music composed by Mrs Orme, and the words by Mr Robert the unfortunate French actors. The English Opera House will be reChambers, from the Literary Journal.-"0, fmaid, unloving but be built with all convenient speed, and the site of it partly changed, it loved." The melody is exceedingly spirited and beautiful, and finely having been for some time wished to open a new street where it foradapted to the words. Mrs Orme is likewise about to publish an merly stood. A new piece, called " The Heart of London, or the other song, the words also taken from the Literary Journal -"I've Sharper's Progress," has been brought out with success at the Adelloved thee, Mary Jamieson"--of which we are in like manner able to phi. It contains a number of disgusting scenes of the lowest life in speak highly. We conceive that this lady's musical talents have London.-Donzelli and Blasis are, as yet, the only attractions at the only to be known in order to be appreciated.
King's Theatre, which continues to be poorly attended.-Malibran ELOCUTION-MR ROBERTS.-We think it right again to remind has become the mania in Paris.-Dowton, Horne, Calcraft, Miss our readers that this gentleman, who labours hard to diffuse a taste Smithson, and Miss Byfield,lare the principal attractions in Dublin at for a branch of education too much neglected among us, is to deliver, present.-Mademoiselle Rosier," from the Royal Academy of muto-day, his rhetorical Lecture and Readings. We understand that sic and dancing," (') is at present performing in Duc Mr Roberts, having found it impossible to obtain, as a mere teacher I tre at Liverpool.- Vandenhoff had a well-attended benefit here on of elocution, that independence for himself and family which is the Monday last; but the performances, which consisted principally of great object of all honourable industry, proposes returning to the acts from different plays, were rather hotch-potchy. On Tuesday evenstage, though, of course, he will still continue his classes. We are ing, Miss Jarman made her first appearance in the part of Jeanie not aware that he has as yet entered into any engagement with Mr Deans, which she played with fine effect and great truth to Murray : but we certainly think that he would form a useful and re-On Wednesday, Young commenced an engagement of twelve nights spectable addition to the company; and, considering the footing he in the character of Iago, which is one of his best, and to which he has acquired in Edinburgh, we should be sorry to see him obliged never did more justice. OLD CERBERUS informs us that he will to join any other establishment than the Theatre Royal.
have something to say concerning Young next Saturday. Miss Mit. HINTS FOR THE DISCOURAGEMENT OF FAMILIARITY.-Never ford's new Tragedy of "Rienzi " is in rehearsal. Mr Murray is maaccept a pinch of snuff, nor the share of an umbrella, from a stranger. king extensive preparations for the production of Masaniello, which Never allow a looker-on to hold your partner's shawl, scarf, or fan, will be brought out on the termination of Mr Young's engagement. while you are dancing a quadrille. Never, on any account, permit New scenery and dresses are getting ready, and the assistance of a one you do not know to save you from drowning when you are sink. corps de ballet will probably be obtained. Mr Wilson is to play Maing in deep water for the third and last time. If you are knocked saniello.We observe that Braham gives a morning concert here on down at night by a brace of blackguards, never acknowledge the
Tuesday, at which Miss Eliza Paton, Miss Phillips, and Mr Wilson. officiousness of a passer-by who interferes in your behalf. Should are to sing. Mr Braham proceeds afterwards to Liverpool, where he your house take fire, and any one, at great personal hazard, rescue! is to sing at the subscription concerts along with Mr and Madame your wife and child, inform him that such freedoms will not be per.
Stockhausen. He gave a concert upon Tuesday last at Aberdeen, on mitted in future.
the conclusion of his theatrical engagement there, which was well NEWS FROM GLASGOW.-Alexander's Theatre is thriving, and the
attended.--Talking of Aberdeen, we observe it is announced in the manager is supposed to be clearing about a hundred pound weekly.
newspapers of that city, that on the 4th of March “the Theatre will During Mathews's visit, he must have made much more. His com
be honoured with the patronage of the gentlemen composing the pany, however, still continues indifferent; but Vandenhoff and Miss Little Club." Who the “ gentlemen composing the Little Club" are, Jarman are to visit him in a few weeks. It is a pity that Seymour's
we are sorry we do not know. Is it Thomas Little, or Little in conrival house, which is now much improved in appearance, is not in a
tradistinction to Six Feet?We understand that Miss Isabella Paton more central situation. Seymour has a pretty fair company, of which will probably appear on the stage here for a few nights, about the the chief attraction at present is Fanny Ayton, who is at once an ac.
end of April or beginning of May. complished singer, a clever actress, and a young lady of engaging manners. By the way, if Murray is about to bring out Masaniello,
WEEKLY List of PERFORMANCES. would he not find her of service? The Patent question between the two Glasgow Theatres is still open. There was a good Concert a few
Sat. As You Like it, 4 William Shakspeare.
Tues. Waverley, f The Heart of Mid-Lothian.
Thurs. Venice Preserved, He Lics like Truth, $ Charles Edward and able presidentship of Mr Smith of Jordanhill, is increasing in
Stuart. efficiency every day, and is preparing to establish a Life Academy and School of Drawing in Glasgow. A collection of casts from the antique, I For Julius Cæsar, & The Hecri of Mid-Lothian. &c., is likewise about to be made.--Mr Smith, who is in the direction of the Andersonian University, has also organised a series of meet. ings, or soirees, to be held weekly, within the walls of that Institution, on the same plan as those which take place in the Royal Insti. tution in Albemarle Street. Tea and coffee will follow the reading of a paper or delivery of a lecture, and most of the Glasgow literati have promised their support.-The literary society of the town has
· TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS. made a valuable acquisition in the person of Mr Motherwell, now editor of the Courier, formerly of the Paisley Advertiser. - Another
We shall positively have to publish half a dozen additional Num. alteration has taken place in the newspapers ;--the Scots Times ap
bers one of these Saturdays, else our extra matter will lock up all the pears twice &-week, without any diminution of the spirit and talent it
types of the Ballantyne Press. exhibited in its single hebdomadal appearance. Mr Bennet of the
Reviews of Sir Thomas Munro's Memoirs, and of several interestFree Press is about to publish a goodly post octavo in three volumes.
ing works, though in types, are unavoidably postponed.- We have -Besides the newspapers, there are no less than three weekly jour
been obliged to curtail the Letter from Glasgow, which we were mals, the Thistle, the Camera Obscura, and the Opera Glass.
more willing to do than to allow it to stand over till its contents be
In the latter, there has been some clever writing.
came stale.Our Dublin Correspondent writes to us that the Theatre Theatrical Gossip.-The destruction of the English Opera House by
there is quite neglected, and no exhibitions are'yet open. "P." is fire, has, for the last ten days, been the principal topic of conversation
l'unistaken in supposing that we are "ill pleased at his long letter." in the theatrical circles of the metropolis." At half past twelve on Mon
The “ Sonnet" by Thomas Brydson shall have a place.-We can
not conscientiously say that we greatly admire the long Poem with day night," says the Court Journal of Saturday last, "we were wit
wbich « B." has favoured us. The Verses “To my Sister Ellen" nessing the close of Potier's delightful performances, Le Beneficiere,
are in types.-"Norah O'Conner,' and the Stanzas" To Orynthia," and Le Cuisinier de Buffon, in presence of a brilliant audience, consist
do pot strike us as their clever author's most successful efforts. ing of the clite of fashionable life; and two hours afterwards, we were The "Lines Inscribed to Alexander Maclaggan," by “M." of Arwitnessing the whole scene in question a volume of fire, blazing up to broath, are good, and shall be forwarded to him.-"The Elder's the clouds, and speedily level with the ground !" The loss to Mr Ar | Grave" does not quite come up to our standard. The "Ode to Munold, the proprietor, is estimated at L. 40,000. The Managers of the sic," and the “ Lines on seeing an Infant at Play," will not suit us.
other weet its research. its anthem in the simple ames known to co
which the con at rand and in
and person what i;
THE COUNTRY CURATE. By the Author of
(No. 68, February 27, 1830.
“The truth is--and truth, like murder, will out that the Edin
burgh Literary Journal has no equal in Scotland, scarcely a superior ADVERTISEMENTS,
in England."--Carlisle Patriot.
We suppose that many of our readers are natives of the north Connected with Literature, Science, and the Arts. countree. To such we should recommend the Edinburgh Literary
Journal, a weekly Register of Criticism and Belles Lettres, to which the greater number of distinguished Scottish writers are regular con
tributors." The Spirit and Manners of the Age. THE EDINBURGH LITERARY JOURNAL; "The highest compliment that we can offer to the conductors of
this periodical, (and these embrace the greatest names known to our OR,
literature,) must go forth to them in the simple statement, that we
value it for its research, its animation, and its variety, more than any WEEKLY REGISTER OF CRITICISM AND BELLES LETTRES.
other weekly brochure that comes to our office. We have nothing to
do but open the Edinburgh Literary Journal, when we wish to se. THIS Periodical being now established in a very
lect some piquant morsel for the entertainment of our own readers. extensive and still increasing circulation, the Proprietors feel In its reviews of historical books it is profound and philosophic. It themselves entitled to recommend it strongly to public attention. treats scientific subjects with all the master's acumen, and seems faBesides the earliest and most impartial Reviews of all New Works of miliar with every thing that is encompassed within the sweeter and interest, it contains weekly miscellaneous articles, in prose and verse, I brighter walks of the light departments of literature-those, particufrom many of the most eminent writers of the day. The two First larly, that lead to the cultivation of poetry, the fine arts, and, inVolumes are now completed, and no exertions will be spared to ren. deed, the Belles Lettres generally. We have already made several der the contents of the third still more varied and interesting.
extracts from this admirabie Literary Journal, and at the earliest The following testimonials, taken at random from many others,
opportunity shall continue to turn it to account,”-Dublin Freeman's show the estimation in which the JOURNAL is held in Scotland, Eng. Journal land, and Ireland: « From what I know of the Editor, a gentleman of talent, spirit,
In the press, and will be published on Wednesday, and perseverance, I foretel the book will prosper."--CHRISTOPHER SERMONS on the CHARACTERS of the SEVEN NORTH, in Blackrood's Magazine for November, 1828.
CHURCHES in ASIA, described in the Book of REVELA. “ We have watched the progress of this able and enterprising pe TION. To which is added, TWO SERMONS on the Distinction riodical with no common interest. The Edinburgh Literary Jour- between SECRET and REVEALED things in Religion. nal has already become part and parcel of the existing system of our
By WILLIAM MUIR, D.D. periodical literature, and will soon, we are convinced, be as thorough
Minister of St Stephen's Church, Edinburgh. Jy incorporated therein, as the Edinburgh Review or Blackwood's
WAUGH and INNES, Edinburgh; M. OGLE, Glasgow; and WHIT Magazine. Its success, indeed, has been quite extraordinary, and
TAKER and Co., London. would be somewhat difficult to account for, did we not look to the array of distinguished names which appear in the list of its contribu
MR GLEIG'S NEW WORK, tors, and to the singularly varied, spirited, and attractive articles, whether in the shape of reviews or original essays, which diversify
In 2 vols. post 8vo, and adorn its columns."-Caledonian Mercury. “As far as the Journal is concerned, we will venture to say, that
“The Subaltern." no weekly publication in Britain has been conducted with greater CONTENTS.-The Pastor--The Poacher--The Schoolmistress spirit, or has secured a greater number of first-rate contributions.
The Shipwreck - The Fatalist-The Smugglers-The Suicide-The In the critical department, we hold Mr Bell to have few rivals.
Miser-Tke Rose of East Kent and the Parish Apprentice. When he sets himself, whether gravely or gaily, to dissect a book, no
" Few persons can have forgotten the sensation which was proeritic that we are acquainted with excepting perhaps the inimitable duced by the appearance of Crabbe's Village Tales. What Mr Crabbe Christopher North, when in what he calls a merciful humour-can did in poetry, the author of the Country Curate bas effected in prose; outdo him. If his fancy sometimes runs riot--as in his Slippers, for
his materials, like those of Mr Crabbe, being collected from real life instance and his wit sometimes cuts deeper than groundlings admire, in some of its remarkable forms. The story of the Poacher, for exwhat is it but the effervescence of a mind, enriched by an inexhaust ample, contains the history of a singular character, who lived not ible and irrepressible flow of original and brilliant ideas."-Edin long ago in a village near Ashford. The Miser, again, died about ten burgh Observer.
vears ago, after having served a cure in Romney Marsh, upwards of “For various kinds of work, the Editor is a host within himself;
a quarter of a century; and the Parish Apprentice ran his course his range, in fact, includes the wide extremes or ' a song and a ser. within the memory of the last generation ; his career is a very exmon,' and we may truly say of him in the words of the proverb, that
traordinary, though a very honourable one. The same may be said .nothing seems to come wrong he puts his hand to.' In addition to of each of the remaining sketches, which describe a variety of chathis, he has excellent backing, by means of which he is enabled to rater."Courier. present the public with a weekly bill of fare, prepared by some of the HENRY COLBURN and RICHARD BENTLEY, London; and Sold by first cooks of which Scotland can boast at present." -Dumfries | BELL and BRADFUTL, No. 6, Bank Street, Edinburgh. Courier. "Our readers do not require to be informed of the high estimation
Just published, in which we hold the Edinburgh Literary Journal. Since the com
In 2 vols. 8vo, with a Map, 278. boards, mencement of our undertaking, scarcely a week has passed in which
HISTORICAL ACCOUNT of DISCOVERIES we have not gratified a very great number of our readers, by trans
1 ferring to our columns soine part of its valuable contents. When
and TRAVELS in NORTH AMERICA; including the
United States, Canada, the Shores of the Polar Sea, and the Voyages we consider how many able individuals are engaged in supporting the Journal, by their literary exertions, we cannot wonder at the un
in search of a North-West Passage; with Observations on Emigraexampled success which it has experienced. The number before us
tion. contains a greater variety of able literary articles than we have ever
By HUGH MURRAY, Esq. F.R.S.E. before met with in any similar publication." Aberdeen Observer
Author of Historical Account of Discoveries and Travels in Africa, The last number of this hebdomadal is perhaps the most re.
Asia, &c. markable thing of the kind ever published in this country. It is full
" Mr Murray has conferred a substantial favour, not only on the of literary gems, forming the most delightful melange of criticism,
literary world, but on the public generally. Either by good fortune, stories, sketches, essays, poctry and varieties, we ever saw compress.
or by felicity of tact, he has moulded his work into that popular form
which combines, in due proportions, amusement with instruction : ed into four-and-twenty closely printed pages. We doubt whether any work in Great Britain, of three times the bulk and pretension,
he has interspersed with his historical details various traits of indivi. can exhibit such an illustrious list of contributors."-Dundee Courier,
dual adventure, and sketches of national character and manners." " When this enterprising periodical was first announced we view.
London Literary Gazette.
"In one word, this is a work which teems with important infored the circumstance as offering, in the tried abilities and zeal of the
mation, and from which more real profit may be derived than from Editor, and in the extent of his resources, the prospect of supplying
a whole cartload of the ephemeral productions of the day."-Edin. a desideratum in the literature of Scotland. Our sentiments on this subject, judging from the numerous editions of our article in other burgh Literary Journal.
"The work before us is undoubtedly the best that has fallen under papers, must have expressed those of the public: it, therefore, gives us additional pleasure to state now, that, by the progress of the
our notice since we commenced our critical career. In this de
partment of literary labour, to which Mr Murray principally confines work, these anticipations have been most amply realised. The suc. ceas of the Journal, in fact, has been altogether unprecedented."
his attention, he is second to none, and superior to'almost all, of his Ayr Advertiser.
contemporaries who devote themselves to the same pursuits."« We would have much pleasure in recommending it, if any enco
Edinburgh Literary Gazette. mium of ours could extend the circulation of a paper so moderate in
" It is in truth a neat compendium of all the knowledge which ex
ists on the subject."-Edinburgh Courant. price, and conveying so much useful as well as amusing information."
" Mr Murray, in short, has brought to his task learning, industry. -Greenock Advertiser.
" We always open this periodical with pleasure. It is eminently good sense, with a mass of information such as few persons in the calculated to instruct and entertain, and we are glad to find that it kingdom possess; and his work is executed in a style which will es
tablish and extend the fame he has aequired by his previous publi. has met with success proportionable to its deserts. Throughout the
cations."-Scotsman. " whole work there runs a good humoured riant vein, which, in these
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THIS inestimable Composition, with half the certainly high, it being the first publication of the kind in Scotland
I combining literary criticisin, miscellaneous literature, &c. &c.; and
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LORD LONDONDERRY'S NEW WORK.'
This day is published,
Two volumes, neatly bound in cloth,
CHIVALRY AND THE CRUSADES. “That a detailed history of such a war should not yet have ap
By the Rev. HENRY STEBBING, M.A., M.R.S.L. peared is certainly not a little extraordinary; and it must be grati. fying, at least to our military circles, to find the desideratum about
FORMING VOLUMES L. AND LI. to be supplied by an eye-witness and a soldier. As an accredited mi
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This day was published, HENRY COLBURNAnd RICHARD BENTLEY, London; and sold by
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ELDRED OF ERIN:
A POEM, in Two Books.
By CHARLES DOYNE SILLERY,
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At lucre or renown let others aim, Extracts from his Private Papers.
I only wish to please the gentle mind, « The Life and Correspondence of Sir Thomas Munro, just pub
Whom Nature's charms inspire, and love of all mankind. lished, may be said to comprehend an accurate history of India, du Edinburgh: Printed for ConstaBLE and Co., and HURST, CHANCE, ring the last forty-five years, told in the vivid language of one who
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bert Burns--The Real History of Jeanie Deans.
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The SCRAP BOOK; a Collection of Amusing and land Society relative to the Transplanted Trees at Allanton
Striking Pieces, in Prose and Verse. With an Introduction, and OeBy EDWARD SANG, Nurseryman, Kirkaldy,
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RECORDS OF CAPT. CLAPPERTON'S Among the geographical problems which, during the last half cen. tury, have occupied the attention of the world, and awakened a spi. LAST EXPEDITION TO AFRICA. rit of enterprise and adventure, the existence of a large and populous city in the heart of Central Africa stands pre-eminent. To decide
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must have been appreciated by his superiors, for he was The Life of Major-General Sir Thomas Munro, Bart.
employed on many services of delicate import. Even and K. Č.B. late Governor of Madras. With Extracts
during his maiden campaign he lived upon his pay, and from his Correspondence and Private Papers.
all his extra allowances were regularly transmitted to
His letters to his family breathe a spirit of and 454. London. Henry Colburn and Richard
deep attachment, though generally expressed in a sportive, Bentley. 1830.
half-jesting manner-a characteristic of all truly nervous
and manly minds, who are uniformly averse to nursing Sir Thomas Munro was one of the few great men their feelings, and allowing an undue power to sentiment. whose history we peruse without once feeling our pride His letters to his father are generally occupied with dein belonging to a class of beings capable of such excel-tails of the military and political events that were taking lence, dashed by the contemplation of weaknesses, the place around him, and display a reach of comprehension more depressing from the startling contrast they offer to and sagacity of inference far beyond his years and expethe virtues with which they are allied. He was prompt rience. The happy balance of his mind is admirably and decided in action, yet mindful of the feelings and in- shown in his power of expatiating with rapture on the terests of others; he possessed a clear judgment, a warm beauties of nature, conjoined with a delicate tact for the heart, and no inconsiderable degree of imagination. His discovery of spurious enthusiasm. turn of mind was essentially practical, and averse to all The cession of the Barramahl to the British by Tippoo empty show, yet far removed from being either prosaic or Saheb in 1792 induced, for a time, a considerable change commonplace. But his best eulogium will be the able in the avocations of young Munro. There was at that and judicious biography of Mr Gleig.
period a great deficiency of information among the civil Sir Thomas Munro was born at Glasgow on the 27th servants of the Company in regard to the state of India May, 1761. He was remarkable, while at school, for a and its inhabitants. The slovenly manner in which the peaceable and unotfending disposition, but likewise for the territorial government had been managed was a matter of most undaunted courage, and for a strength and activity comparative insignificance, as long as the Company's doof frame which enabled him to become an adept in every mains comprehended only a comparatively narrow dismanly exercise. He kept a high station in his classes, trict, in which long use had reconciled the natives to the though this was more owing to quickness of apprehen- British supremacy. But the settlement of a newly aosion than laborious study. Yet, however ardently attach quired territory demanded men of nervous character and ed to active sports, he was by no means deficient in mental extensive practical knowledge of the country. Aware of industry; for, at an early age, he devoured, with indis- this necessity, Lord Cornwallis placed Capt. Read at the criminate and intense interest, Plutarch, the History head of the Revenue department in the Barramahl, and of England, Shakspeare and Spencer, Smith's Wealth of that gentleman, being well acquainted with Munro's taNations, and Don Quixote, in the original Spanish-of lents and acquirements, selected him for his assistant. which language he had made himself master by his own He continued to discharge the duties of this new office till unaided exertions. His father seems to have spared no the year 1799. During this period, he was employed in pains in cultivating a temper and talents so promising. keeping extensive and intricate revenue accounts, corre
His parents were anxious that he should pursue the sponding with the board, and travelling from place to mercantile profession in his native city, but the total em- place, for the purpose of ascertaining the condition of the barrassment caused in the affairs of his father, who was people, and the capabilities and produce of the soil. Ami? a Virginia merchant, by the American war of indepen all this multiplicity of business, he found time to maindence, sent his son into another line of life. A cadetship tain an extensive epistolary intercourse with his friends in the East India Company's service was procured for at home. His letters to his father are, as formerly, chiefly him ; and in January, 1780, he reached Madras, in the devoted to political and statistical details. Those ad nineteenth year of his age, to fight his way, unaided, | dressed to his mother, sister, and brothers, discuss, in a through the world. He had little time allowed him for cheerful and shrewd manner, questions of all kinds, from the undisturbed study of the native languages, or of the family concerns up to the most abstract questions of motheory of his own profession, to both of which, however, rals. The most striking feature of his mind, as displayed he devoted himself, for a few months, till the war with in these documents, is a spirit of manly independence, Hyder Ali broke out. Munro then commenced a career united with a rare power of cheerful acquiescence in the of active service, which was destined to terminate only situation assigned him. with his life. But, notwithstanding his constant em- In 1799, Read, who had now attained the grade of coployment, he found time to make himself master of a lonel, gave in his resignation, and Munro entertained a great proportion of the languages spoken in the south of hope of being appoiuted to succeed him; nor, when we India. From the commencement of hostilities by Hyder consider how instrumental he had been in settling the in 1780, till the cession of Barramall by Tippoo in 1792, province, can this be regarded as an unreasonable expeche was almost constantly in the field. His regular pro- tation. The government at Madras were, however, by motion went on as slowly as is usually the case in the this time too well aware of his talents to admit of his wish Indian army, for, at the end of twelve years, we find him being attended to. The province of Canara, on the west