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to any fault of theirs, but proceeded from some circum- of the British Magazine, edited by Mr S. C. Hall. stances that had happened in the meantime, “ which dis- | There is, perhaps, room for both publications ; but the couraged and terrified him from keeping the first dyet." | British Magazine had the merit of starting first, and These words appear to afford a strong corroboration of ought to keep the start. The Family Magazine is to be the assertion above alluded to, in regard to the interference conducted by Mr Sboberl, editor of the Forget-Me-Not. of the Earl of Argyll, by which MacGregor was induced | The tirst Number, which is very respectable, and in all to “ stay and start from the conditions” he had made respects suited for young ladies, as well as for their marwith the Council.

mas, which we suppose is what is meant by a Family III. As to the alleged anxiety of the Earl to get rid | Magazine, contains contributions from the Ettrick Sbepof Campbell of Ardkinlass, it is suficient to state that berd, Derwent Conway, W. H. Harrison, G. Moir, Urs Ardkinlass had been deeply concerned in the murder of Henry Rolls, and others. Sir John Campbell of Calder, who, at the time of his The Number of the Monthly Magazine for this month death, was guardian to the Earl ; and that thus the Earl is amusing and well varied. We like the article on had very good ground of feud against the former, inde-“ Lady Byron, Campbell, and Moore ;" and are strongly pendent of other more personal causes of enmity, which inclined to think that it places Lady Byron's heartless it is unnecessary here to mention. On the whole, it ap conduct in the proper point of view. pears that the laird of MacGregor's declaration, besides Of the spirit and principles which characterise Fraser's the internal evidence of the correctness of the statements Magazine, we gave a pretty decided opinion some weeks made in it, is corroborated by contemporary documents ago. We observe that our strictures are copied into the in a most satisfactory manner.

Number before us, and the following remarks appended We understand that four additional parts will termi to them: nate the series of Trials during the reign of James VI., “ There are only two men in all Scotland worthy of and that Mr Pitcairn will then proceed to the publication this elegant little morsel of composition. The first is of the leading trials wbich occurred in the reigns of James the Shepherd's Cornal and Constable's Maggy's UnderIV. and V., and also of Queen Mary. Should other en- taker. If so, the fellow is too contemptible to notice. Fagements permit, a new series of trials, during and sub- The second man is WILLIAM BLACKWOOD. If so, is not Aequent to the reign of Charles I., will afterwards be given this mode of insidious attack very childish? If Ebony -modelled into the shape of Reports, and in a more mo | wish to abuse us, let him do it openly. The Bailie is no dern form than the present. Mr Pitcairn deserves every hand in a duello; but he has a champion of approved encouragement to proceed with his exceedingly useful power, whom he may send into the field, and we will labours.

meet him either at fisty-cuffs, single-stick, bludgeoning,

rapier-passado, broadsword diversion, pistol-shot aim, Sermons or Essays, as the Reader shall choose to design

duck-gun sport, 32-pounder amusement, or bombshell them, upon Christian Duties. By the Rev. Charles

annihilation. In either or all of these attainments we Findlater, A.M., Minister of Newlands. Johu An

are, we flatter ourselves, of efficient prowess. If we • derson, jun. Edinburgh. 1830. 12mo. Pp. 218.

| really should come to a pass, it will be a matter for his

tory. The nature of the meeting must, of necessity, be Tuis is a very odd title, and, in our opinion, by no dreadful. means a happy one. It is too much like trifling with

* Se vediste insieme mai scontrar due tuoni the subject or with the public; and certainly it is un

Da levante a ponente al ciel diverso, reasonable to expect that we should be greatly prejudiced in favour of a book which even its author is at a loss how

Cosi proprio s'urtar quei due baroni.' to designate. For our own part, however, we are not So sings old Boiardo of Orlando and Agricane ; and so very squeamish about titles, literary or heraldic, on con- some modern bard will sing of the champions of Ebony dition that the person or book that bears them be possess and Fraser. But we love the calumet of peace, and why ed of intrinsic merit. We would hint to Mr Findlater, can we not proceed together, hand in hand, like loving however, that he should have called his volume simply and adoring brothers ? A parting word of advice, how. Essays, for of such it consists; and good Essays we have ever, we must give to Ebony. Have done, Bailie, with no hesitation in calling them, though they must have all underhanded work and assassin blows. Meet us fairly; sounded rather strangely in the ears of a pastoral and or, by our troth! we will ourselves write such a · Ryder' agricultural congregation, when uttered ore rotundo from for your series of the 'Noctes' as will not be, we opine, the pulpit of Newlands. The Rev. Mr Findlater is an exactly to your relish." amiable and intelligent old gentleman, of great shrewd. There is something to us at once painful and ludicrous ness and some taste, and already known to the literary in seeing Mr Blackwood made the subject of attack for world by an able Agricultural Report of Peebles-shire. any thing which has appeared in the Literary Journal, as In his present volume, he has blended the moralist with if he could possibly have been the author of it. The the political economist-(an union, by the way, which writer in Fraser's Magazine is evidently quite ignorant some of our modern economists have too much neglected) of the state of matters in the literary world of Edinburgh,

ani in his own homely, but often forcible manner, he | Who the Shepherd's Cornal is, we do not profess to underhas illustrated, with considerable success, the obligation stand. The editor of the Literary Journal is desirous of of certain moral duties, in connexion with our political standing on his own responsibility, and entertains very circumstances. In this little volume, the reader will little terror of the “bombshell annibilation" of Mr James meet with no eloquence, no showy writing, no plausible | Fraser, or any of his friends. There is some cleverness theories ;—but he will find what is much more valuable, in the present Number of this Magazine, but as great a plain statemeuts, sound practical doctrines, and good spice of vulgarity and bad feeling as ever. The names sense.

of Allan Cunningham, the Ettrick Shepherd, and Thomas Haynes Bayly, are sprinkled among the contents, but

they have only furnished a scrap of poetry each, and have The Family Magazine, No. I. May, 1830. London.

evidently no farther connexion with the publication. We Hurst, Chance, and Co.

have some guess in whose hands it is, and beg to assure The Monthly Magazine, No. LIII. May, 1830. Lon

its conductors that the day is gone by when systematic dop. Whittaker and Co. Fraser's Magazine, No. IV. May, 1830.

scurrility, and an open disregard of all the usages of good

London. society, can be the means of securing for a new periodical James Fraser.

popularity and attention, to say nothing at all of respectThe Family Magazine is upon a plan similar to that ability, which is, of course, not taken iầto the account.

Should Fraser's Magazine improve in these particulars, which must naturally be expected with every infant. we shall be happy to mention the circumstance to our

Those common medicines are mentioned, which may be readers.

given with impunity; but, with regard to calomel and opium, remedies far too commonly employed in the nursery,

I I have laid down such cautions as, I cannot but hope, will Tules of our Counties ; or, Provincial Portraits. 3 vols. give a check to, if it does not entirely prevent, their incon:

siderate use." London. Marsh and Miller. 1830.

We hope that Dr Darwall's book will be found to an- This is a work upon rather a novel plan. The differ-swer all the purposes for which it is intended. ent characters in each tale are real, but are introduced under fictitious names, and imagination is allowed some

The Family Library.
ti. Fol. :...

Dramatic Series, No. I. The $ope in colouring their motives and actions. There are

Plays of Philip Massinger, adapted for Family Reading, ten distinct stories, the scenes of which are laid in as

and the use of Young Persons, by the omission of obmany different counties, and in each, incidents, which

jectionable pussages. London. John Murray. 1830. have occurred in the history of some noble or wealthy

The Family Classical Library. Herodotus. Translated family, are made the ground work of the plot. These in

by the Rev. William Belve. London. Colburn and cidents are frequently of a scandalous or painful descrip

Bentley. 1830. tion, and it would have been better, we think, not to have interfered with them, the more especially as the

We doubt whether the first of these volumes will have use which has been made of them cannot fail to wound a very extensive sale. The Plays of Massinger are not the feelings of many individuals. Besides, if the author likely now-a-days to become family reading, nor are they be as wide of the mark in his other chronicles as he is in likely to be popular among very young persons; whilst that of “ Lord Gordon, or Newstrid Abbey,” where the scholar and man of letters would be very unwilling Byron is evidently his hero, his versions of the dramas of indeed to trust to an anonymous editor the privilege of private life will only tend to confuse and perplex. Ne- expunging from the writings of the old bard whatever vertheless, the work, though not very ably written, is appeared to him objectionable, and would much rather amusing enough, being full of variety and abundance of peruse them in an entire and original edition. The object. stirring events. The inveterate devourer of novels will, however, which Mr Murray has in view, is a laudable no doubt, pronounce it an excellent addition to that me- one, and whatever its success may be, he deserves thanks ritorious class of publications.

for the undertaking.

Mr Valpy goeson steadily with his Classical Library, and

we hope is meeting with the encouragement he merits. Plain Instructions for the Management of Infants, with

Practical Observations on the Disorders incident to
Children. To which is added, An Essay on Spinal MISCELLANEOUS LITERATURE.
and Cerebral Irritation. By Johu Darwall, M.D.,
Physician to the Birmingham Dispensary. London. THE ETTRICK SHEPHERD'S FIRST SONG.
Whittaker, Treacher, and Arnot. 12mo. Pp. 241.

To the Editor of the Edinburgh Literary Journal. 1830.

Sir,–In the lives of eminent men, the first enquiry We are fond of infants, which at least shows the na- commonly is, when, and by wbat act, were they originally tural goodness of our disposition. We love to hear“ the distinguished from the common herd? In regard to one lisp of children and their earliest words." We of course, who, by the mere impulse of genius alone, has raised hiintherefore, look with a benignant eye on all that can make self to eminence as a bard of true Scottish growth, I am the years of nonage glide more smoothly; and rejoice able to inention, what is not generally known, the history greatly in every plan which tends to “ soothe the sor- of the first production that paved the way for his future rows of the suffering child.” When we look on a mother popularity. The year 1903 is a period in our history that with the child of her heart in her maternal bosom, we will not soon be forgotten, for the whole country was think on the words of Isaiab, “ Can a woman forget her then in arins to resist an invasion, which threatened not sucking child, that she should not have compassion on only to deprive us of that internal peace which we had the son of her womb ?" To mothers and wives we re- so long enjoyed, but to destroy the blessing we valued cummend Dr Darwall and his book on the Management above all others-our independence. The excitement of Infants. From the preface to the work, which is which pervaded all ranks was tremendous. Old battle sensibly and modestly written, we shall quote enough songs were revived, and many a new lyre was strung to to enable our readers to understand the author's views : remind the nation of the sacred attributes of liberty. But

“ The present work is not intended exclusively either for the master-spirit was gone :-Burns had been the profession or for nurses, but to a certain degree for both.

several years; and Tannahill's muse loved better to dwell Whoever has had much experience in the diseases of child.

amongst the “braes of Glenniffer" than in the bustle of ren, must have witnessed errors, arising, on the one hand,

a camp and the din of arms. Who, then, in Scotland, from too great daring, and on the other, from too great anxiety. This will naturally happen, according to the dif. was to produce a strain suited to the exigency of the time? ferent temperaments of individuals; nor will it be easy to “ On Ettrick banks on a simmer night," "at gloaming make the one less rash, or the other less fearful. If, how. when the kye cam haine," the warlike muse of Caledonia ever, it can be done in any way, it must be by cominunica found a worthy worshipper. James Hogg, then a young ting such information as may show the difficulties which

man, and known only among his immediate friends as beset the practice of medicine, and the different import

a “sinner in rhyme,” wrote the song beginning “ My ance which ought to be attached to different symptoms. In

nama it is Donald Macdonald.” endeavouring, therefore, to afford this knowledge to extra.

Having occasion to be professional persons, I have laboured to use plain and intel

in Edinburgh shortly afterwards, he brought the manure, such as might not be unfit for professional, script in his pocket, and, after finishing the business in nor obscure to general readers. The symptoms of the va the West Port—that is, after disposing of a quantity of rious diseases are stated simply, together with the concur- sheep—he called on his old Ettrick friend Mr Mercer ring circunstances by which they are modified or rendered then editor of the North British Magazine, and since doubtful; and it is hoped, that both nurses and mothers

author of “ Dunfermline Abbey," a poem, and also of inay, by this assistance, be spared much distress, that they

the “ History of Dunfermline.” may be enabled early to recognise the invasion of serious

Mr Mercer being a disease, and to obtain immediately the requisite assistance;

friend to genius, asked the young shepherd to dine with and that they may be taught to regard the really lighter

him in a celebrated chop-house in the Fleshmarket Close, ail:nents of cáildren as unimportant and as circumstances and a very happy night was the result to both. Among


other songs, Hogg, of course, produced the one in question. especially as he is not so large and corpulent as most of His critical friend perused it with attention, and, after the Royal Family.-- A friend informed me yesterday that hearing the author give it the effect of his wood notes wild, the Marquis of Conyogham dined with him the day before, perceived at once that it was oue admirably calculated to and told him tbat it was the opinion of the King's phy. suit the popular feeling.

sicians, though it was not said publicly, that his Majesty “That song, James, inust be published innmediately,” | could not possibly linger more than a month, and probably said he; “but to put it into the Magazine would not not so long. It is affirmed the tailors are already all busy bring it into the hands of the great bulk of the people, preparing mournings. There are some Bohemian minwhose song it must, and shall, be. I'll tell you what I'll strels here just now, who are a good deal run after, I have do, I'll get Mr - to sing it at the ineeting of the been to hear them, and was much pleased. They play exGrand Lodge of Scotland, which takes place next week." tremely well, and contrive to soften in an agreeable inanner

The Shepherd, approving of the plan, left the song with the tone of instruments very difficult to soften-clariouets, Mr Mercer. Mr , whoin many will recollect as bassoons, trumpets, and keyed bugles. They played the being the best amateur singer in Edinburgh, was no less | Hunter's Call, with the echoes through the mountains, delighted with the song than Mr Mercer, and sung it at delightfully. Baron Bissing himself could not have exthe masonic meeting in admirable style, giving it all the ceeded it.--I spent an evening lately with a number of advantages of his excellent voice. It is a feeble expression literali ;-among others, Mrs S. C. Hall, Miss Jewsbury, to say that it was received with rapturous applause. The who is at present residing with Mrs Hall, Mrs Bowditch walls of the Grand Lodge literally shook with the accla (now Mrs Lee,) Mr Thomas Roscoe, Dr Walsh, Mr mations. The Earl of Dalhousie was in the chair, and Martin the painter, and his sister, together with Messrs eagerly asked who was the author. He was told that it | Pringle, Macfarlane, and Atkinson from Glasgow. I like was a shepherd lad in Ettrick. His Lordship then said, Miss Jewsbury; her manner is perhaps a little too much that were the song published, he was sure it would go studied, but she is nevertheless very agreeable, and evidently off well, and that he himself would take fifty copies. The a wornan of talent. She is good-looking, and much younger song was accordingly published, and never was triumph than I expected to find her. She has a pair of fine black greater, or popularity more complete. Edition followed eyes, at least they appeared black to me,-a colour I do edition, till from Knapdale to Scrabster, the whole coun not admire in general; but the expression of hers is spirittry rang with the patriotic strain. From this circum ed without being fierce, and she has withal a sweet smile. stance alone, the Ettrick Shepherd must date his first She is ladylike, without being decidedly fashionable, and popularity; and when we recollect the truly patriotic she has a slim genteel figure. Miss Martin is consider. objects the Poet had in view in composing the song, is ed a beauty ; but her brother has the most deligbtful it not rather galling, Mr Editor, to think that, though smile that ever dimpled the cheek of man, or woman Dibdin, for writing songs not better than this, and cer- either. Mrs Bowditch has a very comely countenance, tainly never more popular, received a pension for life, with a calm and placid expression, dark eyes, and hair James Hogg has gone unrewarded, whilst his claims on which she wears in that most unbecoming of all ways the pablic in his after productions, were of a kind to the Miss Smithson and Fanny Ayton style, which makes which Dibdin had no pretension. One consolation, how it look exactly as if it were fastened up preparatory to ever, remains, whatever may be the difficulties which the washing the face. Mrs S. C. Hall is a handsome woman, Shepherd has to contend with, that if a living fame and upon a pretty large scale. She has a fine broad, open, and a lasting immortality be “ better than riches," the au- well-formed forehead, an expressive mouth, and a good thor of “ Kilineny" will certainly be no loser.-I am, complexion ; dark hair and prominent eyes. Miss Jewssir, &c.

R. G. bury is a great friend and admirer of Mrs Hemans, ad.

miring her for her talents, and loving her for the virtues

with which she adorns her own home. Her sister, Mrs MEN AND THINGS IN LONDON.

Hughes, Miss Jewsbury informed me, is not less brilliant I was at Hawes' Concert, where I saw and heard in conversation than Mrs Hemans herself. I liked Mr Madame Meric Lalande. She has disappointed me every Roscoe much ;-his manners are soft, mild, and gentleway. Her singing fell much below my expectation. She manly. The weather here is delightful. You have no is never to be mentioned in tbe same day with Pasta. doubt heard that Galt is now Editor of the Courier. Her voice is not melodious, and her intonation is forced London, May 4th, 1830. and abrupt, while her notes come furth with an evident degree of exertion. Her duet with De Begnis was better than her first solo ; and, on the whole, she excels

ORIGINAL POETRY. more as a theatrical than a concert singer. She is tolerably good-looking, with dark eyes and hair, a neat foot and figure, wbich, like all her country women, she | VERSES FOR THE EYE OF MR DAVID TWEEDIE sets off to the best advantage by tasteful dressing.-I

OF THAT ILK. have met with some of the great dons of the fashionable world. I have encountered Prince Esterhazy's

By the Ettrick Shepherd. squint several times ; but it is not the interesting sort of Ye auld, cat wuddied, canker'd carle, squint I adınire, but one wbich gives hiin a disagree What set you on to growl an' snarl, able look and expression. He is rather gentlemanly in Au' try to raise your puny quarrel his appearance, however, and in his manners of course ;

Wi' folks afore ye, has pretty good features and a fair complexion, but no Wha wadna gie an auld tar barrel thing sufficiently striking to make one notice him in a

For half-a-score o' ye? crowd. I think more of Lord Castlereagh, who has a handsome countenance and good figure, and an air and Your lines, in carping, crabbit mood, manner that inark him for tbe man of fashion at once. About the rhyming brotherhood, The other day, in going to Kensington, I came plump They gart me glowr, they war sae good; against the Duke of Cumberland. He was shading his

An' troth I swore eyes from the sun with his band, which was so far well, That never ane o' Tweedie blood for they have an extremely disagreeable expression. His

Made sic afore. moustacbes are hideous, being an immense bush of white hair, something like soap suds. Yet, notwithstanding, he 'Tis needless now the joke to bandyis tall, and there is something imposing in his appearance, But you, or else some muirland Sandy,

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most interesting productions of Britain and the surrounding sea, is

in the press. Be seen o'er the forests hovering!

Mr Southey, the indefatigable, is preparing Select Works of the British Poets, from Chaucer to Withers, uniform with Aikin's Poets

There is in the press, a fifth and sixth volume of Lord Byron's And never again shalt thou return

Works, containing English Bards, Heaven and Earth, Deformed To the music-gifted throng ;

Transformed, The Island, &c. &c., forming that portion of the And never again shall thy bosom burn

works recently purchased by Mr Murray, and rendering this the With the meteor fires of song ;

first and only complete edition, with the exception of Don Juan. Though the birds will sing, and the breezes blow,

An edition of the standard British Novelists, uniform with the

Waverley Novels, is announced. And the gardens smile, and the streamlets flow.

Among other literary novelties immediately forthcoming are:-1.

Paul Clifford, by the author of Pelnam-2. Notes on the Bedouins The ungrateful sun is shining still,

and Wahabys, by the celebrated Traveller Burckhardt-3. Wedded

Life in the Upper Ranks, a Novel, said to be founded on a rerent Though thy songs bave left the sky,

event of deep interest in high life-t. Travels through the Crimea, And the moss still blooms around the bill

Turkey, and Egypt, by the late James Webster, Esq. of the Inner Where thy little young ones lie :

Temple-5. The English at Home, by the author of the Engl>h in Oh, sun to shine!-oh, moss to grow!

Italy, the English in France, &c.-6. The third and fourth volumes When the light hath gone from your minstr el's brow. of Mr D'Israeli's interesting Commentaries on the Life and Reien

Charles I. of England-7. The Oxonians, or a New Glance at so

y the author of the Roué-and 8. The Denounced, by the Its strength has left thy radiant wing,

author of Tales by the O'Hara Family, &c. And the pulse of thy heart is o'er ;

PAUL CLIFFORD.-The main design of " Paul Clifford,” the

forthcoming new work by the author of Pelham,) we understand to And the songs which the fainting clouds have heard,

be a general satire upon the hypncrisy of society, and the various Shall now be heard no more ;

methods of rising in the world. The hollowress and pretensions in And thy mate will die in her grassy bed,

literature, politics, fashion, professions, and callings, are the great When she knows that her gentle lord is dead.

materid of irony and satire throughout the work.

A new and cheap edition of Sir Walter Scott's Works is about to

be published at Naples. Several editions have already been printed I gaze on thy dim and filmy eye,

in the kingdom of the two Sicilies, but this will be the most beautiThat has flash'd with the light of song,

ful in its typography and embellishments. And thy breast, that gleam'd in the golden sky,

MILITARY EXQUISITES IN INDIA. -We observe, by the Asiafie

Journal, that a general order has been issued by the Commander-inAnd rested the clouds among ;

Chief, prohibiting the officers in the East India Company's service And, gazing and musing, I cannot but sigh,

"* the use of combs in the hair, and curls, as being feminine and effe That a creature so beautiful ever should die.

minate." An army of officers, with combs in their hair, would certainly not be a spectacle much to be dreaded by an enemy.

Theatrical Gossip.-There is nothing new stirring in the theatrical But thus it is ;—the sovereign oak

world in London. The scasou at the principal theatre is drawing Lies dead, while the broom lives on;

towards a close.-Malibran, Lalande, and La Blache, are having And the owls still hoot, and the ravens croak,

good houses at the Italian Opera.-Mathews's new entertainment, of When the nightingale's song is done ;

which an account was given in our last, fills the Adelphi.-Hur. And the bad and base still laugh and lie,

mel has been delighting the musical world at his concert.-Yates and While the great and good despair and die.

the Siamese Elephant are to make their debut in Dublin upon Monday.- We perceive by the Belfast papers, that Miss Jarman has been delighting the inhabitants of that town.-Mackay, Montague Stanley, Reynoldson, and Edmunds, have been performing with Alex

ander in Glasgow. Pritchard has been playing at Berwick.-Our LITERARY CHIT-CHAT AND VARIETIES.

theatre re-opens on Tues tay with Miss Clarke, a young lady of this city, who made her debut here some time ago as a vocalist, and has been since starring it in provincial places. She will be succeeded in

a week by Miss I. Paton and Wilson. We understand that Mr CumRECOLLECTIONs of a Six Years' Residence in the United States

mins, of the Caledonian Theatre, has agreed to lead the orchestra at of America, by a Native of Glasgow, will be published in the course

the Theatre-Royal next winter, and a misunderstanding has, in conof this month. The work will contain, we understand, much use

sequence, taken place between him and Mr Bass.- Mr Jones, late of ful information to emi :rants in general, and will give a very minute

the Theatre Royal, and the present lessee of the Perth Theatre, is account of the actual state of the cotton manufactures in America.

about to resuine the management of it for the season, in consequence Numerous original anecdotes are also interspersed throughout the

of Mr Bass, the sub-lessee, being prevented by peculiar circumstances narrative, illustrating the manners and customs of the Americans.

from opening it. We have not heard whether it is Mr Jones's inA Popular Essay on the Creation of the Universe, and Evidences

tention to perform.- Mr Murray has not yet returned from Loudon. of the Existence of God, by Charles Doyne Sillery, author of “ Val

The report is, that he does not intend to come back alone. lery," " Eldred of Erin," &c., is in the press. The Essay will contain a Sketch of the Modern Astronomy and the Wonders of Creation, as displayed by the Telescope and Microscope-Theories of

Saturday's PERFORMANCES. the Stars, Planets, Comets, &c., with Ulustrations of the various

The Brigand, Lo Studio. $ Black-eyed Susan. celestial phenomena-proving that every body in the universe is a

(Theatre closed.) world teering with life and vegetation--that every sun, and system, and cluster, is in rapid motion through space, and that the work of creation is still going on in the heavens. The various astronomical calculations and physical discussions which are introduced in most

TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS. works of this description, will be excluded, with the view of rendering the Essay as popular as possible.

On a second perusal, we think it as well not to publish the comWe understand that No. I. of the Juvenile Family Library is to munication of “ Senex."-The communication of Lorma" shall appear in June. The subjects which this work will embrace are to have a place, if possible, next Saturday.-We hope "Clarens" will be treated in a style adapted to that portion of the rising generation I still bear with us for another week.-The parody on "Alice Gray" for which the other publications are not altogether calculated.

is not “odiously bad,” but it is not good enough.-We think Sir Iva Britannica. complete in one volume royal 8vo, enriched Walter Scott's Lines on John Kemble's leaving the stage are to be with several additional subjects, comprising, in the whole, sixty found in the first series of the "Poetical Album."-" Justicians plates of the most celebrated specimens of the various descriptions accuses the Literary Journal of a fault it never committed. We of Forest Trees in England and Scotlar d, by Mr Strutt, is an shall take it as a particular favour if “ Justician" will write gramnounced.

mar when he next addresses us. The Templars,—Tales of a Tar,-Sir Ethelbert, and other new The verses by the author of “ Poetical Aspirations" shall have a novels, are in the press.

place." The Desert Spring" will appear soon "The Wounded A new edition of Dr Ure's Dictionary of Chemistry, nearly all | Cushat Dove" indicates poetical feeling, but scarcely comes up to rewritten, is in preparation.

our standard. The “ Lines sacred to the Memory of a favourite A second volume of the British Naturalist, or Sketches of the Lap-Dog," will not suit us.

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