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go, and you might read desperate eye, how every craft cocks her jib at thoughts in the faces of the riders. the Endeavour! That is the ElizaHitherto the struggle had been se- BO Damed after one of the finest vere, though it had not been through women in England-sincechristened out exactly a neck-and-neck affair— the “ Ugly Cutter” by some maligit was now a near thing indeed, for nant eunuch, squeaking the lie as he if we had been delayed half an hour broke a vinegar cruet on her bows. in Ecclerigg, so had Sitwellin Lowood That schooner is the Roscoe-and -and though nothing had occurred Lorenzo was then alive with "bis fine to us so personally painful as his Roman hand” and face; and so was accident, we had had severer Trials Palafox, whose name that threeof Temper. In suffering as in pa- masted latine-rigged beauty bearstience we might be fairly enough see how, with the wind on her beam said to have been on a par.

like a flamingo, she flies! Yet she At that moment a beautiful breeze, cannot overhaul the Liverpoolianthat bad been born at the head of though that Wonder has not yet Langdale, came carolling and curling shaken out two reefs in her mainsail across the Lake, and met another as that tell a silent tale of yesterday's beautiful as itself from Belle-Isle, so squalls. Is! was! what a confusion lovingly that the two melted into of moods and tenses ! But the Past one, and brought the Endeavour sud. is all one with the Present. Imagidenly round Point-Battery, with all nation does what she likes with Time; sails set, and all colours flying, a she gives a mysterious middle voice vision glorifying all Lowood Bay. to every verb-and genius pursues Billy Balmer, all the while holding them through all their conjugations, the rim of his hat, advocated most feeling that they have all one root eloquently a proposal emanating from and that the root of the Tree of mine host, that the nags should be Knowledge, of Good and of Evilstabled for an hour or two, and that planted in the heart—and watered we should give Mr Sitwell a sail. sometimes with dewdrop - looking Indeed he began to drop hints that tears, and as often with tears of it would be easy by signal to collect blood ! the whole musquitto feet; and his And lo! beauty.laden-a life-boat oratory was so powerful that at the indeed-behold the Barge ! The close of one of his speeches_in reply Nil Timeo! Old Nell, as she is lo—we verily believed that a Trotting- vingly called by all the true sons of match between horses was about to Winander! The Dreadnought and be changed into a Regatta like that Invincible Old Nell Nil Timeo! No of Cowes.

awning but one of parasols ! HerAnd a regatta there is, at bidding self seemingly sunk by fair freight of the Invisibles of air, whose breath and bright burden down to the row. is on the waters, now provided with a locks, but steady in her speed as a blueground, whitening with breakers, dolphin; and is she not beautifully commonly called cats-heads. Five pulled, ye Naiads ? The admiral's minutes ago, what shadowy stillness gig resplendent now among a fleet of of vacant sleep-now what sunny wherries, skiffs, canoes ; and harkanimation of busy lifeiness all over while the female voices that can face and breast of Winander! What sing so divinely are all mute-swellunfurling, and hoisting, and crowd- ing in strong heroic harmony the ing of canvass “ in gentle places, Poet Laureate's Song ! bosoms, nooks, and bays!” and, my

For ages, Winander, unsought was thy shore,
Nought disturb'd thy fair stream save the fisherman's oar;
Nor freighted with charms did the gay painted boat
To the soft beat of music triumphantly float;

When the Goddess of Love

View'd the scene from above,
And determined from Cyprus her court to remove;
Then selected a few, who were skilful and brave,
Her daughters to guard on the Westmoreland wave.

Though for far distant regions we ne'er set our sails,
Thy breast, O Winander! encounters rude gales;
When the swift whirlwind rushes from Langdale's dark form,
E'en the weather-worn sailor might start at the storm:

Yet in vain yields the mast

To the force of the blast
Whilst the heart to the moorings of courage is fast;
And the sons of Winander are skilful and brave,
Nor shrink from the threats of the Westmorland wave.
To us are consign'd the gay fête and the ball,
Where beauty enslaves whom no dangers appal;
For when she submission demands from our crew,
Nil timeo" must yield, conq'ring Cupid, to you.

Then, alas! we complain

Of the heart-rending pain,
And confess that our motto is boasting and vain;
Though the sons of Winander are skilful and brave,
Their fag must be bow'd to the gems of the wave.
To us it is given to drain the deep bowl,
The dark hours of midnight thus cheerfully roll;
Our captain commands, we with pleasure obey,
And the dawning of morn only calls us away.

On our sleep-sealed eyes

Soon soft visions arise,
From the black fleet of sorrow we fear no surprise,
For the sons of Winander are joyous and brave,
As bold as the storm, and as free as the ware.
Whene'er we pass o'er, without compass, the line,
'Tis friendship that blows on an ocean of wine;
The breakers of discord ne'er roar on the lee,
At the rudder whilst love, wine, and friendship agree :

Then let us combine

Love, friendship, and wine,
On our bark then the bright star of pleasure shall shine;
For the sons of Winander are faithful and brave,

And proud rides their flag on the Westmorland wave. And now "sharpening its mooned horse-marine. The Shuffler draws horns,” the whole Fleet close inshore up in style on our right flankdrops anchor; and all the crews give "Steady, Sam! Steady! Billy apChristopher three cheers. If this be plies a red-hot poker to the touch. not a regatta, pray what is a regatta ? hole of the pattareroe—and in full Colonsay paws the beach as if impa- view of the Fleet-AGAIN WE START. tient to board the Flag-Ship like a

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Admission of Dissenters to Degrees in the dignity, 39–His exposé of the state of

English Universities, 716 – Probable France under the monarchy, 43—De-
consequences of, 734

fence of the nobility, and vindication of
Aird, Thomas, Nebuchadnezzar, a poem, by, the French clergy, 47. Part VIII. 273

-His book on the French Revolution a
Aldborough, Earl of, his singular character, useful guide to British statesmen, 274–

Deprecates the confiscation of church
Almacks, effects of that institution, 72

property, 275_Shews the aim and in-
Althorp, Lord, his unworthy behaviour in fluence of men of letters in France before
the affair of Mr Sheil, 439

the Revolution, 277. His idea of a legis-
Angling, Stephen Oliver on, 775

lator, 282- Sifts the measures of the
Antoninus Pius, character of, 968

Revolution, 287. Part IX. 508— Ac-
Aria, 291

count of the death of his son, 512-His
Aristocracy, Hints to the, 68--Causes of profound sorrow, ib.--and its effect on
the decline of their influence, 72

his health, 514- His sarcastic remarks
Attacks on the Church, 731-To be view. on the Duke of Norfolk, 515-Outery

ed as an attempt against the whole inte- of Opposition against his pension, ib.
rests of society, 733

His letter to a Noble Lord justifying his
Aurelius Verus, character of, 966

claim to it, 516—Masterly rebuke of the
Aurora, a Vision, dedicated to Charles Duke of Bedford, 520
Lamb, 992

Byron, Lord, personal appearance and traits
Avidius Cassius, rebellion of, 978

of the character of, 56
Bailly, the French philosopher, account of, Cæsars, Chap. IV. The Patriot Emperors,

Baronet's Bride, the, 81

Cambridge, University of, difference in its
Baron Smith, 443–His triumphant vindi- mode of admitting Dissenters from that
cation, 448

of Oxford, 957
Barrington, Sir Jonah, extracts from his Campbell, Sir J., rejected at Dudley, and

Historic Memoirs of Ireland, 204, 396 to be forced upon Edinburgh, 898
Bear of Boulogne, curious story of, 400 Castle Elmere, a tale of political gratitude,
Bernard, J. B., Esq., notice of his Theory 353
of the Constitution, 339

Castlereagh, Lord, recollections of, 399
Bertrand, Countess, account of, 55 Chalk mixed with oil of great use in paint-
Bedford, Duke of, Burke's reply to his at- ing, 552

tack on his pension, 516--Origin of his Chalmers, Dr, examination of his opinions
vast property, 520

on the Combination Laws, 839
Bob Burke's duel with Ensign Brady of the Chateaubriand, Monsieur de, memoirs of,
48th, 743

608_ In what light his apparent egotism
Brougham, Lord, his skilful and perseve- should be viewed, 611-Account of his

ring pursuit of popularity, 562–His art- family, 612— His education and favourite
ful depreciation of the aristocracy, 564- studies, 613_Residence in Paris and at
Ignorance, 567—Disposal of his official court, 614— Travels in America, 616-
patronage, 568

Interview with Washington, ib.-— Return
British Army, refutation of aspersions on, to France, 619_Marriage, ib.--Emigra-

tion, ib. — Hardships, 620
Brothers, the, 191

Christianity, error of supposing it no essen-
Browne, J. H., Esq., voyage from Leghorn tial part of public felicity, 732

to Cephalonia, and Narrative of a visit, Christopher on Colonsay, 1002
in 1823, to the Seat of War in Greece, Church, a, in North Wales, by Mrs He.

by, Part I. 56
Burke, Edmund, Part VII. 27–His cha- Church, the, and its Enemies, 954

racter of the Revolutionary Legislature of Church, attacks on the, 731
France, 28-Advocates the necessity of Church of England, eminent men it has
& church establishment, 36—and the produced, 735_- Benefits it has conferred
importance of placing the ministers of

on the country, 736-Fallacy of repre-
religion in circumstances of wealth and senting it as antiquated and opposed to

mans, 634

our, 795

political improvements, 956—Its security Economists, Burke's character of the, 524
intimately connected with the two old -A saying of Napoleon's regarding, 526
English Universities, 957

Edinburgh, attempt of the Whigs to make a
Church property, fallacy of the argument Treasury borough of, 898
for confiscating, 40

Education, results of gratuitous, 234
Cities, effect of their increase on the power Elegiac stanzas, by Delta, 710
of Government considered, 535

Elliott, Ebenezer, poetry of, 815
Civilisation, how produced and maintained, 31 Enchanted Domain, 666
Clergy, the, viewed as landed proprietors, England, her chief danger is from France,

739-Form a link between the higher and 508_Should maintain alliance with the
lower orders, 740

German powers, and neutrality with
Clifton, scenery of, 547

France, 510_Mirabeau's conjecture as
Colonial trade, its importance to Britain, to the greatness and stability of her power,

626– Her credit with foreigners

, 628-
Colours, medium for preserving, 553

Continental states jealous of her maritime
Combinations, 836

power, 685—Dark prospects of, 687
Combination Laws, arguments for their re- Ettrick Shepherd, Mora Campbell, by the,
peal canvassed, 839

Commons, House of, its vacillation, 538 Exports and imports, unfavourable state of
Conde de Ildefonso, a tale of the Spanish
Revolution, 756

Family Poetry, No. V. A tale of the Rhine,
Condorcet, Marquis of, account of, 32

Conservative party, what impaired its in- Flowers, the Moral of, 802

Auence, 533-Its principles gaining France, the influence of her principles dan.
ground, 886--Causes of the reaction in

gerous to this country, 508—No national
favour of, 888-Obligations of Ministers religion in, 509, 737-Demoralization
to, 893

.0f, 738
Constitution, the, examination of the changes Gardeners, Loudon on the education of, 691
it has undergone, 529

Government, the prostration of, 526
Conspiracy against Mr Sheil, 434

Grattan, Henry, his birth, education, and
Continental writers unanimous in their hatred

youthful occupations, 390_Introduced
of Britain, 686

into Parliament by means of a close bo-
Corn Laws, state of the votes on the motion rough, 391-Specimens of his oratory,

for their repeal, 542-Objections against 392
them examined, 793—Their operation on Gregory Hipkins, Esquire, surnamed the
the manufacturing and shipping interests, Unlucky, Chap. I-VI. 981
794— Reduction of wages the conse- Hadrian, principles of his policy, 961
quence of abolishing, 797

Haddon Hall
, Yorkshire, by Delta

, 709
Corn Law Question, 792

Hartpole, George, melancholy history of,
Cousin Nicholas, 486, 643, 926
Crawford, Mr, his estimate of the inequality Heart's Prison, the, by C. M., 267
of the bread-tax examined, 799

Hemans, Mrs, Scenes and Hymns of Life,
Crawfurd, Mr John, extracts from his cir. by, No. VIII. 269-Keene, or funeral

cular to the electors of Mary-le-bone, 545 lament of an Irish mother over her son,
Crime, progress of, consequent upon the by, 272— The Indian's Revenge, by, 504
education of the people, 234

— Thoughts and Recollections, by, 632
Cruise of the Midge, Chap. I. 311-Chap. Hill, Mr, charges against the Irish members
II. 459_Chap. III. 587–Chap. IV.899

in his speech at Hull, and proceedings in
Crypts, description of, 963

Parliament caused by, 434
Curran, anecdote of, 402

Hindu Drama, the, No. II. The Toy.cart,
Delta, four lyrics, by, 708

Democratic party, what has tended to Hints to the Aristocracy. A Retrospect of
strengthen it, 532

Forty Years, from the 1st of January,
Diary of a Late Physician, passages from the, 1834, 68
Chap. XV. 81

House of Commons, vacillation of, 538-
Dissenters, ministerial promises to, 543– Divisions of last Session, 540

Arguments against their admission to de- Hume, Mr, remarks on his statement as to
grees in the English Universities, 717- the comparative numbers of Churchmen
Insist on the separation of Church and and Dissenters, 956
State, 896-A respectable and influen- Huskisson, Mr, his proposal for altering the
tial portion of them friendly to the Esta-

blishment, 956– Their object in claim- ndefonso, the Conde de, a tale of the Spa-

ing admission to the Universities, 955 nish Revolution, Part I. 756
Dutch seamen, their behaviour during a Innovation, immense increase of the spirit
storm, 619,

of, 528


to, 992

on, 576

Indian's Revenge, by Mrs Hemans, 504 Navigation Act, regulations of, 675-Rea-
Ireland, different periods in her history, sons on which it was founded, ib.--Im-
386—Effects of patriotism in, 387

policy of altering, 686
Irish grievances, some account of, 214 New Orleans, different accounts of the at-
Irish Union, the, No. II, 204-No. III. tack on the American lines at, 415

Nobility, Burke's defence and happy desig-
Jacobinism, on what founded, 45

nation of that order, 47
Keene, or Funeral Lament of an Irish mo- Noctes Ambrosianæ, No. LXV. 852

ther over her son, by Mrs Hemans, 272 O'Connell, his malicious charges against
Kilkenny, Earl of, anecdotes of, 205

Baron Smith, 447
Lamb, Charles, Aurora, a Vision, dedicated Odyssey of Homer, Sotheby's, No. I. 1

Oliver, Stephen, on Angling, 775
Lancasterian schools, their tendency, 232 Olive tree, the, by Mrs Hemans, 633
Landed interest, its former preponderance Old church in an English park, by Mrs He.
in the Constitution, 529

mans, 634
Lay of Sir Lionel, 635

On a remembered picture of Christ, by Mrs
Law, evils of cheap, 583

Hemans, 632
Letter from a Liberal Whig, 954

Oxford, University of, condition on which
Lilies of the Field, by Mrs Hemans, 633 Dissenters are admitted into, 957
Lines on Wellington, by W. G., 330 Painters, difference between ancient and
Local Courts Bill, account of the debate modern, 553

Painting in oil, when practised in England,
Lords Brougham, Lyndhurst, and Local 553
Courts, 562

Parties, present state of, 883-Rapidly re-
Loudon on the Education of Gardeners, ducing themselves to two, the Conser-

691— Absurdity of his views exposed, vatives and Revolutionists, 896

693— Vulgarity of his style, 704 Passages from the Diary of a late Physician,
Louis XVI., description and character of,615 Chap. XV. The Baronet's Bride, 81
Lyndhurst, Lord, his character, 573— His Patriot Emperors of Rome, 961
· masterly speech against local courts, 577 Places of worship, by Mrs Hemans, 634
Lynmouth, in Devon, described, 177, 555 Poetry of Ebenezer Elliott, reviewed, 815
Macculloch, Mr, examination of his argu Poetry.-The Wine-cup, a vision, by C.

ments for the repeal of the Combination M., 266- The Heart's Prison, by C.
Laws, 839

M., 267- Prisoner's Evening Service,
Malesherbes, Monsieur de, sketch of his by Mrs Hemans, 269_ Keene, or fu-
character, 614

neral lament of an Irish mother over her
Manufacturing counties, their progressive son, by the same, 272– Lines on Wels

increase for the last thirty years, 532 lington, by W. G., 330—Nebuchadnez-
Marcus Aurelius, character of, 971

zar, by Thomas Aird, 369— Family Poe.
Memoirs of Monsieur de Chateaubriand, 608 try, No. V. A Tale of the Rhine, 481-
Midge, Cruise of the, 311, 459, 567, 899 The Poet's Bower, 502_ The Indian's
Ministers, their tenacity of office, 443— Revenge, by Mrs Hemans, 504-
Tame submission to O'Connell, 446

Thoughts and Recollections, by the same,
Mirabeau, 622- Disposition and eloquence No. I. To a Family Bible, 632_II. On

of, ib. His family and birth, 623-Ir- a remembered Picture of Christ, ib.-
regularities, 624--Commences his poli- III. Mountain Sanctuaries, ib.-IV.
tical career, ib. Remarks on his cor. The Lilies of the Field, 633_V. The
respondence when in England, 625— His Birds of the Air, ib. VI. The Olive
attempt to save the monarchy of France, Tree, ib.-VII. Places of Worship, 634
628_Death and great fame, 630

-VIII. A Church in North Wales, ib.
Money erroneously supposed the measure of -IX. Old Church in an English park,
every thing, 517

ib.— The Lay of Sir Lionel, 635—The
Monied interest, ascendeney of the, 339 Enchanted Domain, 666- Four Lyrics,
Mora Campbell, by the Ettrick Shepherd, by Delta, No. I. To the Skylark, 708-

II. Twilight Thoughts, ib.—III. Had.
Moral of Flowers, 802

don Hall, Yorkshire, 709_IV. Elegiac
Viountain Sanctuaries, by Mrs Hemans, 632 stanzas, 710— Woman, by Simonides,
Mountmorris, Lord, anecdotes of, 204 translated by W. Hay, 711– Song of
My Cousin Nicholas, Chap. I. II. III. IV. Demodocus the bard, 714—Mora Camp-

486-Chap. V. VI. 643_Chap. VII. bell, by the Ettrick Shepherd, 947-
VIII. 926

Aurora, a Vision, 992
Napoleon Bonaparte at St Helena, Remi. Present State of Parties, 883

niscences of, by a Lady, 48_His personal Pringle, Major, his vindication of the Bri-
appearance and dress, 49

tish Army from the charges contained in
National Debt, Mirabeau's opinion of, 626 Stuart's Three Years in America, 409

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