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peculiar aspect, as if thoughts that voluntary move harmonious numbers were the spontaneous respiration of his mind. I was beginning to enumerate the more exquisite portion of these Sonnets, such as the 8th, the 30th, 123d, and others, but let me spare the reader the officious aid of a cicerone, where he may so easily judge for himself. I will not preach to his taste and ear by commenting on the exquisite richness of music and meaning in the following lines :
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,-
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
- Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks;
But bears it out e'en to the edge of doom.
If this be errour, and upon me proved,
I never writ, and no man ever loved.
“ Da ihr noch die schöne Welt regieret,
An der Frende leichtem Gängelband
Selige Geschlechter noch gefähret,
Schöne Wesen ans dem Fabelland !”
Die Götter Griechenlandes, Schiller.
There are yet idols whom we worship more,
And with a holier zeal and deeper love,
Than to the wild imaginings of yore
Raised the adoring flame by stream or grove
That wreathed its fragrance round the sacred shrine;
Our rites like theirs, too, raise the soul above,
For we do reverence that spark divine
Which tells us that we are not all of earth,
And doth the spirit to itself refine,
Recalling thoughts of whence it had its birth,
And lifting up the veil through which such rays
Of its remember'd glory still flash forth.
And yet more precious incense du we raise
Than swept its rack of perfume through the sky,
Of deep and grateful love, and reverent praise
To those that do recall those visions high;
Telling us things we could not know, so bright
And beautiful is their deep ecstasy,
Too pure, too radiant for our fainter sight;
And things we knew, and things we would not know,
Lest the deep spell of their resistless might
Awaken from its sleep our former woe.
And what we felt, but deem'd not could be said,
The charm, the glory, and the radiant glow
That such a halo of young beauty shed
On trees, and grass, and Nature's lonely places,
And the deep 'wildering thoughts of pleasures fled
That haunt our early home's most sacred traces,
And memories with those holy feelings fraught,
The silent heart within itself represses,
Nor would find words to body forth its thought
Or tell how strangely on us dreams have broke
Of days gone by, or what wild longings wrought
Within us, when the soul in rapture woke
To read an aim, a motion, and design
In all Creation's impulses, which spoke
In full harmonious voice their birth divine.
Erst did the worshipper most constantly
Brood on the peoplings of his restless mind,
Until he would create them visibly,
In the most radiant and enduring things
Seeking the impress of Divinity,
Making the eternal stars its imagings;
And deem'd the gods their glory would display
Before their votaries' awe-struck worshippings,
Revealing their all-heavenly forms to day,
Their fronts that with immortal beauty glow.
When Ocean glitter'd with Morn's earliest ray,
He saw the youthful Day-god's splendid brow
And his loose tresses streaming showers of light
Pouring its flood on earth and sea below
Most beautiful, as in his god-head's might
He slew old Python ; and at eve there came
With one most lovely star before their sight
The essence of all beauty, but a name
For summer's twilight, or an infant's sleep,
For these are beautiful, and she of them
Is the imagined harmony and chief.
Their love for those they scarce could deem less fair,
Though they were earthly, sought and found relief
From its own fulness, holding that in air
The type and image of the lost might hover,
The radiance of his Berenice's hair
Still was the idol of her royal lover.
The grateful tiller of the fruitful soil
Held the most fragrant bank and shady cover
Not all neglected by who blest his toil,
Sylvan or ancient Pan; the hunter's tread,
As he bore home his rich and various spoil,
Fell lightly by the cedar grove, which shed
Of a celestial visitant such trace,
As told the Goddess that he worshipped
The huntress Dian, wearied with the chase,
Wooed on her mossy couch the cooling wind,
In the sweet gloom of that delicious place.
They sought in all they held most fair to find
The visible image of what they adored,
Where might the painful longings of the mind
Find rest, and heavenly favour be implored,
All the full tale of gratitude be told,
And the deep song of praise and worship pour'd.
What marvel, then, we long so to behold
The favour'd of our race, to whom 'tis given
Those high and noble visions to unfold
Which raise the inspired mind from earth to heaven?
And tell us that it is not all in vain
We have for things that die not toil'd and striven,
Although by such we did but hope to gain
The power of honouring what we hold so dear,
Nor view their glories with an eye profane,
But feel our spirits worthy to revere.
Chelsea Pensioners, The, 37.
ALTENOTTING, The black lady of, 347
Cigar, My last, 36,
-effigy of the black lady, 348-story
Constantinople, 184-Mr. Madden's book
of Karl, the oculist, 350_his reverence
upon, ib.-character of the Turks, 185
- the Turk's arbitrary conduct, ib.
to his father, 351.
insolence, 186--the Turk a voluptuary,
Amulet, The, notice of, 482.
Anecdotes of Russia, 309, 415, 553.
187—the harem, ib. 188-ignorance of
Annuals, review of the, 478-the Souve-
the women, ib.-a Turkish feast, 189
nir, 479–Winter's Wreath, 480—the
-the Turk and Greek contrasted, 190.
· Iris, 481–Forget me Not, ib.—The
Corn Laws and Catechism, The, 330,
Amulet, 482— Friendship's Offering,
483—The Gem, &c. 485, 486.
Coronation of Corinna, 496.
Crusade of Children, The, 4564few no-
Arles, story of the beauty of, 27, 121.
tices of this singular event, ib.-Gib-
Art and Artists, second conversation,
bon's remark upon, 457—the assassins,
458—sale of the young pilgrims for
Autobiography of Jehanguir, 201.
slaves, 459_thirty thousand collected
-- of a landaulet, 451.
at Vendome, 460—route taken by them,
461-merchant dealers in them for
slaves, 462—-fate at Genoa, 463-Mr.
Bijou, The, notice of, 486
Turner's error, ib.- conduct of the
Bishops' sleeves, 213.
Pope, 464—Peter the Hermit, 465.
Bottle of Sautern, The, 279.
Bower of bliss, The, 10.
Brazil, Recollections of, No. I. 75-II. Dead Sea, visit to the, 433.
175-voyage out, 76_-Rio de Janeiro, Deep jungle, sporting in the, 231.
ib.—the coronation of the Emperor, Desultory man, ramblings of a, 27, 121,
77–Don Pedro, 79--the opera, 176 275, 488—the beauty of Arles, 27, 121
-Lord Cochrane, 177-social life, ib. -the table d'hôte, 274_ the place of
-conduct of Pedro, and legislative as. dreams, 276—Poitiers and St. Radi.
sembly, 178—military display, 179—
gonde, 277—ruins of the Amphithea-
siege of Monte Video, 181, 182, 183. tre, 279—the bottle of Sautern, and
British Empire in 1829, 570.
the singer, 279.
Brussels, Sketch of, 217.
Devereux, review of, 391.
Burial of Columbus, 329.
Dick Ferret, 523.
Byron, Lord, at Brussels, 1914his first Diligence, The, 488.
verses, 192_visit to Waterloo, ib.
his verses on Waterloo, 193_opinion Daddridge's Correspondence, review of,
of Mr. Scott's, ib.--the eagle, 194--his
travelling coach, 195 — story of the Dream from the Antipodes, 241.
caleche, and calumny of the Courier Dream-book, passages from a Poet's, 442.
newspaper, 195—Byron's mother, ib. Dublin, The saison in, 1.
-his love of Miss Chaworth, 197.
Effects of Emancipation, 469.
Calamy's Memoirs, 569.
Emigrants, lines on the departure of,
Campbell, T. lines by, 282.
Chapter on heathen mythology, 89. Emigration and Mr. Wilmot Horton, 49
Charleys, adieu to the, 466.
-the obligations of the country to
Mr. Horton, 50-expense the bar to nal abroad, 139_attempt of Govern-
emigration, 51 -- the silk manufac- ment to disgrace this great man, 140
turers, 52-effects of emigration from Essay on the Human Understand.
England, 53-want of demand for la- ing, 141-appointed a commissioner of
bour in England and Ireland, 54. . trade, 147.
- after Martial, 560.
Lady of Altenötting, The black, 347.
Landaulet, autobiography of a, 451.
Farewell to the Alcazar, 120.
Laurel branch, The, 106.
- to Love, 490.
Letters from New York, 130, 281, 449.
Field of Poitiers, The, 488,
Fountain, Lines on a, 576.
Libertine's confession, The, 96.
Forget me Not, notice of, 481.
Literary Souvenir, notice of, 479.
Friendship's Offering, notice of, 483.
Little metaphysics, 252.
Locke, Life and Correspondence of, 134.
London Lyrics, 54, 528.
Londoniana, the stieets, 68__morning,
Gem, The, notice of, 458.
evening, 157 localities and charac-
Geraldine of Desmond, review of, 80..
Glance at events, 396_Capt. Dickin.
son's trial, 396-literary controversy, Love amongst the Bill-brokers, 544. .
Lover's devotion, The, 346.
397-Edinburgh and Quarterly, 398—
Lute, The broken, 112
the manufacturing difficulties, ib. -the
Mendicity Society, 399--the legalizing
dissections, 400new naming Grub-
street, ib.-bigotry of Dean and Chap-
Manners, Sketches of travelling, 55, 291
ter of Westminster towards Shield the
-the village of Thoun, 55-character
composer, ib.-reform in Chancery, ib.
of the Swiss, 56 - Swiss institutions,
Göttingen Student, recollections of, 515.
57— Swiss methodists, 58, 59, 60—
the Wiltshire wanderers, 292_tron-
bles of the family, 293–Story of the
mill near Locle, 295.
Mary, lines to, 487.
Metropolis in danger, The, 284.
Morning, Evening, 157.
Ines de Castro, coronation of, 259.
Mountain thought, a, 371.
Interlachen in 1829, 366.
Iris, The, notice of, 481.
Napoleon--a courtier-Mrs. Jordan, 225,
New York, letters from, 130, 281, 419.
Jehanguir, autobiography of, 201_de- police, The, 426.
scription of his riches, 201-regula- Newstead, a visit to, 474.
tions against intoxication, 202 - his Nightingale's death song, 224.
own intemperance, 203_description of Notes upon circuit, 401- Wexford, ih.-
Agrah, 203.-his elephants and stud, dreadful trial for murder at, 402–
203_his account of the Suttees, 205, Waterford, 403–singular action for
his conduct to Abul Fazl, 206 libel at, 404-curious letters read on
character of Assuf Khan, 207-his su the trial, 405, 406_Kilkenny, 407–
perstitious feelings, 209-account of action by Maria Lennard against an
the jugglers, 210—his pardon of his English 'officer, ib.-case of murder,
408—Clonmel, 409_derivation of the
Jesuits, schoolboy recollections of the, name, ib. trial of the five brothers,
410_David Malcolmson, the Quaker,
Jue, a short plea for a, 444.
John Jones the Recruit, 528.
Johnson, lines on, by Dr. Wolcot, 390.
Jordan, Mrs. anecdote of, 225.
O'Connell and Sheil, 297.
King, Lord, his Life of Locke, 134- Parliament and the Ladies, 41.
Locke's birth and education, 135-sin- Passages from a poet's dream-book, 112.
gular letter of, 136-his acquaintance Petrarca, sonnet from, 48.
· with Shaftesbury, 137--opposes shut. Place of dreams, The, 276.
ting up the Excheqner, 138--his jour. Plea for a “ Joe,” a short, 444.
Poetry, the bower of bliss, 10-sonnet, Sexagenarian, extracts from his portfolio,
16, 48-the vinegar merchant, 54- 225.--Mr. William Cockerill, ib.--the
the singing lesson, 79-chapter on Emperor Napoleon, ib. introduction
heathen mythology, 89-the libertine's to the imperial presence, 226..dialogue,
confession, 96—the laurel branch, 106 227-a Courtier, ib. 228-Mrs. Jor-
-the broken lute, 112-farewell to dan, 230.
the Alcazar, 120-a portrait, Rome, Similes, lines on, 669."
216 the nightingale's death song, Singing lesson, The, 79.
224--coronation of Ines de Castro, Sketches of travelling manners and so-
259—the burial of Columbus, 329— ciety, 55.
the lover's devotion, 346- Petrarca, a - of Parisian society, &c, 94.
sonnet of, 351-a mountain thought, - from the portfolio of a Sexage.
371-lines on Johnson, by Dr. Wol. narian, 191, 225.
cot, 390 vision of Constantinople at
of Brussels in 1829, 217.
midnight, 395—the marble arch, 414 - and recollections, No, I. 523.
-passages from a poet's dream-book, Sonnets, 16, 48, 351, 577.
412_a thought of the future, 448-10
on Shakspeare, 577.
Mary, 487_ farewell to Love, 490- Sporting Scenes in India, No. III. 17,
the coronation of Corinna, 496---lines 107, 230.
by James Montgomery, 479-sketch Stonyhurst, account of, 352.
from real life, 480--sonnet, by Mr. Streets, The, 68.
Roscoe, 481-lines by Byron to Mary,
482—sonnet, by Mary Howitt, 483-
Spoleto, 484_lines by Keats, 485- to Table d'hôte, The, 274.
an early violet, 486-by Ugo Foscolo, Thought of the future, 448.
487 - London Lyrics, 528 — Love Toyman is abroad, 21.
amongst the bill-brokers, 544—The Travellers tales, 143.
last song of Corinna, 551-On simi. Travelling manners and society, 291.
les, 569_On a fountain, 576_Son. - troubles, 337, 545.
net of Shakspeare, 583— Hero wor-
Police, The new, 427.
Vaccination rightly considered, 61.
Preparations for pleasure, or a pic-nic, Vinegar merchant, The, 54.
Vision of Constantinople at midnight,
Visit to Newstead, 474— brazen eagle
Ramblings of a desultory man, 27, 121, discovered at, 475-Lord Byron hauut-
ed by “ bogles," ib. his mother's cham-
Recollections of Brazil, 75.
ber described, 476-the old steward, ib.
--- of the Jesuits, 97, 352.
- banquetting-room and portraits, 477
- - of a Gottingen Student, -pictures and garden at, 478.
Richelieu, a Tale, review of, 491.
Rome, a portrait, 216.
Walks in Rome and its environs, No.
'Walks in, 244, 529.
XIX. San Paolo, 244–No. XX. The
Rossini's Compositions, 537.
Ghetto degli Ebrei, 529.
- characteristics West India interest, The, 162, 261.
What bas Emancipation done for Ire-
Russia, anecdotes of, 309, 415, 553.
land ? 497.
Winter's Wreath, notice of, 480.
Woes of change, The, 91.
St. Radigondc, 277.
W of Trinity-hall, a portrait, 344.
Saison in Dublin, The, 1.
Wolcot, Dr. lines by, on Johnson, 390.
San Paolo, account of, 244.
Schoolboy recollections of the Jesuits, 97.
Scott, Sir Walter, at Brussels, 191. Young surgeon, The, 11.
END OF THE TWENTY-SIXTH VOLUME.