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time, yet we see no reason why it should be productive of any convulsions, either while it lasts, or in the transition to still more popular institutions. One thing is certain, the feudal system is worn out, and with it all the institutions that rested on it; so that the form cannot much longer be kept up. The state of the world requires a simpler action of Government; and despotism or liberty is the alternative. Hume has paradoxically said, that the English monarchy would find its Euthanasia in despotism. Hume certainly was never claimed for the liberal party ; but it not easy to imagine what ideas he could have had of the objects of any Government, that enabled him to view the degeneracy of the English system into a despotism as an Euthanasy. But if despotism is to be its Euthanasia, we believe republicanism will be its resurrection. If it must die an absolute Government, it will revive a popular one.
• The period and the progress of this change will be greatly dependent on the result of the present movements in Europe, of which, as we have ventured to express the hope, we have no doubt the final result will be favorable to the cause of liberty, although the most terrific fluctuations and vicissitudes of fortune may prolong the struggle for generations. But what are thirty, what are a hundred years in the history of a movement, destined in all probability to create a new era in the world?
It was just two generations from the commencement of the social war in Italy, which sealed the fate of the Roman republic, to the battle of Actium, which established the empire.'-pp. 188, 189.
We do not deem it necessary to express an opinion of our own upon all the points enforced by the author of this pamphlet: at the same time we conceive that no harm, but much good, may arise from familiarizing our countrymen with the ideas which are entertained by our American brethren, with respect to the important changes now going on in Europe. There is really so much of simplicity and of sterling sense in their mode of treating political questions generally; it is so free from cant, from balances, and prejudices and ridiculous delicacies of every kind, that we do not scruple to recommend it as a model, worthy not only of being admired, but of being imitated.
ART. X.--Love : a Poen. By the third edition of it. We must say
Author of Corn-law Rhymes. that in this respect they have shown Third Edition. 8vo. pp. 131. much taste, for we have not seen London : Steill. Sheffield : Black any thing half so good; not to say well and Pearce. 1831.
half so sweet, as
Love the The good people of the excessively poem we mean, not the passion, smoky town of Sheffield, appear to during the whole of the now expirhave experienced not a little relief ing season in London. The prinfrom the obscurity of atmosphere cipal objection to it is that it treats to which they are condemned, by the subject rather too technically, basking in the sunshine of this poem, if we may be allowed the phrase : since they have already called for a we have part the first and part the
second, and then each part is sub mood, and terminate in a regular divided into books, a process which sermon, wherein the text as well as preoccupies the reader with the the discourse itself are duly versinotion, that he has taken up a regu fied and rhymed. There are many lar treatise in verse upon the Plato pleasing passages in the work, which nic phases of the passion, rather indicate high poetical talent; the than a poem fraught with the pas diction is terse, the imagery chaste sion itself, and breathing its raptures and natural, and the tendency of the fresh from the source of feeling.
whole deserves our unqualified The delights of hope and of the commendation. innagination, and of memory, were susceptible of a calm and yet poetical display, as all those persons Art. XI.---Tales of the late Remust know, who have read Camp
volution, with a few others. By bell, Akenside, and Rogers; but it F. W. N. Bayley. is at once evident that before Love
359. London: Dalton. 1831, as a theme can be lengthened out
Who can resist the entreaty with and shaped into a regular poem
which Mr. Bayley (we wish these upon a similar plan, it must be
Bayleys would in some way or tempered down to the requisite de
other distinguish themselves : there gree of coldness, and of all things
are so many of them, old and young, cold love is the most contemptible. that we hardly know which is This is too much the case in the
which) author of “ Four Years in work before us. The affections are
the West Indies," &c. &c., twisted and turned in every possible
cludes his present volume :-way, in order to afford a variety of topics :-maternal love,-brotherly
• Alas! my fame is yet but small,
I hope this book will raise it; and sisterly, and filial, and friendly,
Do thou, good reader, con it all, and religious love, virtuous love and
And ye reviewers praise it?' vicious love, successful and unfor
He does not ask us reviewers, it tunate love, declared and concealed
will be observed, to read one word love, and, in short, love of every
of his tales ; the only task which kind and degree are put into requi
he imposes upon us is to praise sition for the meditated number of
them, conceiving most probably books. We were not surprised to
that were he to request us to do find the author soon oppressed by
both, his fame might still remain in the task he had undertaken :-
that depressed and diminutive state Scarce have I reach'd the middle of in which, notwithstanding his West my song :
Indian compilation, his
- Love's My languid lines drag mournfully Offering ;" his “ Cadeau ;" and his along
hundred other nameless trifles, Their gloomy length,
these tales have found it. he declares in Book the first, Part shall be just, and acknowledge that the second : and the declaration is his present work contains at all literally true, to a certain extent, events a sufficient variety of subfor we must not allow the reader to jects, for so small a book. We suppose that all the lines, are here have a touch of the Polish insurmeant. We can assure him that rection in a sketch on the Vistula, he will find in many of them neither something of the Belgian revolulanguor nor gloom, although they tion in the Maniac of Brussels, two are given rather to the melting stories of the French “ three days,"
a passing glance at the affairs of ART. XIII. - The Life and SurItaly, in a poem on the execution
prising Adventures of Robinson of Menotti, and at the burnings in Crusoe, with a Biographical AcKent, and the deeds of Swing in count of Defoe. 8vo. pp. 442. The Incendiary. The accession of London. Baldwin & Co. 1831. their gracious majesties and other A new and by far the handsomest topics follow in diversified array, edition of this celebrated tale, which amongst which is a tale to shew we have seen for some years. It is the impolicy of emancipating the illustrated by nearly fifty wood ennegroes in the West Indies, and the gravings from drawings by Harvey, collection very properly concludes, which are much above the ordias such a medley of ingredients nary run of these things, in the diswould naturally lead one to expect,
tinctness and neatness of their exewith an explosion, and-a marriage! cution. A biographical sketch of We regret to say that we cannot the author, Daniel Defoe, is prebestow much praise upon Mr. Bay- fixed to the ever-enduring story, ley's rhymes. His prose is some comprising the essence of the three times dull too, though occasionally volumes of his life, published some frisky, rather than lively. He has time ago. The volume is prettily not been a witness of any one of covered with glazed linen, which the revolutionary scenes, with which looks quite as well as watered silk. he has connected his tales; and thus has told us nothing of them in which he has not been long since anticipated by the newspapers.
ART. XIV.-An Essay on the
Influence of Temperament in modifying Dyspepsia, or Indiges
tion. By Thomas Mayo, M.D. Art. XII.-The Soldier Boy; or, 8vo. pp. 144. London: B. Fel
the last of the Lyals. By Ro lowes. 1831. salia St. Clair. 12mo. London: Dr. Mayo's system is, that no sysNewman and Co. 1831.
tem at all can be applied to cases War, love, desertion, seduction, of feeble digestion. In this, speakJuels, form the basis of this tale, ing from the dictates of common which, however common the topics, sense, we think that he is perfectly is really executed in a manner that right. We have had within the last does credit to the imaginative powers half dozen years, some fifty treatises of the fair author. The action of upon this subject, all of which laid the story is chiefly laid in America, down different rules of diet. Some during the war of independence, and restricted us to a small portion of we have many striking scenes and animal food, but gave bread and episodes connected with that impor- vegetables at discretion. Some detant contest. The soldier boy, after clared vegetables to be so much fleshing his sword against the Bos- poison to weak stomachs. Some tonians, and wandering for some prescribed milk and eggs. Some time among the Indians, lived long declared that milk and eggs would enough to share in the glories of the ruin the stomach of a dyspeptic. Peninsula, where he fell in the early Some forbade tea, others coffee, part of the war, valiantly fighting others beer, wine, and even water, under the banner of the gallant so that the result of the whole of Græme.
their doctrines compounded togeVOL, III. NO, I.
ther would be, if they were followed, made; these tales have already
Art. XVI. Waldensian Re-
searches during a second visit to
London : Rivingtons. 1831.
peare. Designed for the Use have done with the subject of the of Young Persons. By Charles Vaudois. It has already obtained Lamb. 8vo. pp. 376. London. for him a comfortable, not to call Baldwin & Co. 1831.
it, a splendid berth in the Cathedral Tuis volume may be considered as of Durham, and as it can no longer a companion to Robinson Crusoe, be applied as an instrument for reemanating from the same press sisting the Catholic claims, he may (the Chiswick,) printed in rather a now despair of its raising him to a larger type, illustrated by elegant mitre. The public are sick of the wood-cuts, from designs by the Vaudois and of all their tribes, though same artist, and altogether got up it is natural that they should be with equal economy and taste. Mr. very dear to an author, who has Lamb's fame is not now to be turned them to so much profit.
Waverley Novels.-It is with
vols., wanting a folio at the end of much regret that we have heard of the second volume, bound in green the sale by auction lately of the morocco. The alterations in this original manuscripts of the Waver manuscript were more numerous ; ley Novels, all in the handwriting it was purchased by Mr. Thorpe, at of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. The
271. 10s. The third lot was Old sale commenced with the autograph Mortality, 3 vols., perfect, and manuscript of the Monastry, 3 vols. bound in green morocco; in one, warranted perfect, and bound knocked down to Capt. Basil Hall in green morocco; the few erasures, for 331. The Antiquary, 3 vols., alterations, or additions which oc warranted perfect, was also bought cur from the first conceptions of by Capt. Basil Hall for 421. Lot the illustrious author, to their final 5, was the manuscript the most transmission to the press, are very popular of the whole,-namely, remarkable in this curious manu Rob Roy. This was in 3 vols. 4to, script. After a spirited competition, complete, though the second volume it was knocked down to Mr. Thorpe, was wrong paged. at 181. The second lot was the competition, it was knocked down manuscript of Guy Mannering, three to Mr. Wilks, M. P. for 501, the
highest price brought by any of the favour of African Discovery. Lanother manuscripts. The sixth lot der, (the account of whose late rewas the manuscript of Peveril of searches is now in the press) the the Peak, 4 vols. bound up in two, well known successor of his friend in green morocco, and was sold at and master, Capt. Clapperton, in 421. The seventh lot was Waver the enterprize to Africa, has brought ley, 3 vols. very imperfect, pur home an account of the murder of chased by Mr. Wilks, M.P. for 181. Dr. Dickson, a native of Scotland, The manuscript of The Abbott, 3 who was induced at the suggestion vols., imperfect, sold for 141. Ivan of Clapperton, to become a fellow hoe for 121., bought by Mr. Rum labourer in the cause of discovery. bold, M. P. The tenth lot was the Dickson was imprudent enough to manuscript of the Pirate, imperfect, boast before a Portuguese resident and sold for 121. to Mr. Molteno. of the name of De Sousa, who hapThe eleventh lot was the manu pened to be a great slave proprietor, script of the Fortunes of Nigel, and that one of the main objects of the sold for 161. The next lot was the expedition to Africa, was to put an manuscript of Kenilworth, which end to the slave trade. In a very was imperfect, and was sold for short time afterwards, whilst
pur171. to Mr. Wilks, M.P. The last suing his journey in the interior, lot was the manuscript of the Bride Dr. Dickson was peremptorily comof Lammermoor, and was knocked manded by one of the native chiefs, down at 141. 14s. to Capt. Basil whom he met, to put his mouth to Hall. The total sum realized by a poisoned spear. The doctor drew the sale, was 3161. 4s. It is much upon the chief and plunged his to be lamented that for so small a sword into his heart. His followers sum total, these manuscripts should instantly fell upon the assailant, and ever have left the family of the dis literally cut him to pieces. We tinguished author.
sincerely hope that this tragic anecNew South Wales.-The New Emi dote will be a warning to all our gration Commission, appointed for travellers, in what quarter soever the purpose of giving information they may direct their route, to oband advice to emigrants, have sent serve a little more of discretion in forth a statement, from which it their intercourse with strangers, appears that the price of a passage than they too generally are in the to New South Wales and Van Die habit of doing. man's Land, for an adult mechanic New London Bridge—This magor labourer is not to exceed 161., nificent structure was opened on and 81. is the amount for children, the 1st of August by the King. The including in both cases, maintenance act of parliament authorizing the during the voyage. They state that construction of the bridge, was there is a great demand for labour passed on the 4th July, 1823. The in the Australian colonies, and that first pile was driven down on the common labourers receive from 15th March, 1824 ; and on June 251. to 301. a year, besides board and 15th, 1825, the first stone was laid. lodging; whilst artizans may easily This and Waterloo bridge are the obtain .501. a year, besides board only instances we have of the cofferand lodging
dam foundation for bridges in LonAfrican Discovery.-We regret don. The coffer-dam is a space in to have to record the death of ano the river which is isolated by piles ther victim to the enthusiasm in driven into the bottom, when the