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the house of Lovat. After the death, tinued faithful to the government until of Hugh, tenth Lord’ Lovat, the title the arrival of the Chevalier in 1745. and estate of Lovat were disputed be- Allured by the hopes of plunder, and tween his Lordship’s daughter, heir tempted by the high promises of perof line, and Thomas Fraser, heir male. sonal preferment, he again began to Simon, in order to combine the claims waver ; and, with his usual duplicity of both houses, proposed an alliance of character, endeavoured to hold a with the daughter of Lord Hugh; stake with both parties, until the sucbut being thwarted through the inter- cess of the Chevalier's army at Presference of the Marquis of Athole, the tonpans, confirmed him in the resolulady's uncle, who gave her away in tion of joining the Prince's standard. marriage to another, Simon Fraser Still, however, it was in an underland came to the desperate aud unaccount- manner ; he did not join the army able resolution of forcing a marriage himself, but compelled his son to head between himself, and the Dowager a detachment of the Clan, although Lady Lovat, daughter of the Marquis he pretended to the government party, of Athole, a lady advanced in life, of that his son had joined the Chevalier's respectable character, not certainly of army contrary to his injunctions.an inviting person; but who, in virtue Lovat was not present at the battle of of her jointure, was in possession of Culloden; nor had 'he, previous to a considerable part of the estate of that event, had an interview with the Lovat. This design he actually put Prince in whose cause he had involved in execution :-- he went through the himself. It was not till after that famock ceremony of a wedding; had her tal day, that the vanquished Charles, dress cut from her person with a dirk, with his few attendants, came gallopand subjected her to the last extremi-ing with full speed to the remote and ty of brutal violence, while the pipes solitary mansion of Castle Dounie, played in the next apartment to drown bringing the fatal intelligence of the her screams.' For this unwarranted ruin of the cause, and the dispersion outrage, he was obliged to fly to the of his adherents. Thus Lovat saw continent ; and, having been tried in all his hopes blasted, and his doom his absence, was declared an outlaw. at length sealed. Old and infirm, he He repaired to the court of St. Ger- attempted to seek his safety in flight, mains, entered into some plans for the although obliged to be carried on the restoration of the exiled family of shoulders of his attendants ; but after Stuart, came over privately to Scotland, lurking for some time, he was at last but his plot failing, he was, on his re- discovered in the hollow trunk of a turn to France, thrown into prison. tree, and carried prisoner to London.
It was not until the troubles of He displayed to the last all the pe1715 commenced, that government, culiarities of his character. In a sinforeseeing the advantage of securing gular letter which he wrote to the such a powerful and numerous Clan Duke of Cumberland, he endeavoured
in their interest, gave a pardon to Lo- to excite his compassion, by telling H" "vat, and invited him to return for the him, how often he had carried him in
purpose of heading his Clan in behalf his arms when a child, and offered to of King George. To secure his al- make such discoveries as would be of legiance, he had a pension granted to an hundred times more advantage to him, besides some other offices of dis- government than thei sacrifice of an *tinction which he hell and he conlold grey head. During his trial, he
made an excuse, that his deafness pre- away upon her morning excursion, the vented him from ascertaining the na- young fairy, which you, by this time, ture of the accusations against him : father; and the song, of which you have on the scaffold, he preserved that un- a translation, is sung by the old wives of daunted firmness, mingled with a sa- the Highlands till this day, as the lullaby tirical causticity of humour, for which which he used to croon to the boy, in the he was remarkable; and died with the absence of tho mother. I am, Mr. Editor,
Your well-wisher, words of the old Roman in his mouth,
S. M. R. • Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.'
PUAINI YLINICHAN. That such a person should assume A Fairy Song, from the Gaelic, such sentiments, in his last moments, Ha, ho ro, my Nuaini Ylinichan, must certainly appear singular.
Sleep while the sun shines so clearly;
By the time that he reaches his dizzy meridian,
Mother will cuddle thee dearly.
And bring the new milk that the giddy kid leaveth, ed by views of self-interest, not by the To feed you at noon-day, my deary. good of his country; in private lise, Each wild-Power that spreads its perfume through he was harsh, tyrannical, and ungene- The berries that stud its graith brieryrous, with not one redeeming virtue to Suede csak a fully cull, and will carry home for
To deck and io palliate his many vices.
She'll wile the bright par from its cozy retreat,
That makes the young fays bale and cheery.
And then, when the even-tide sheds her bright dem.
O'er the green sward of the mountain; occupation was the herding of cattle, among And no fleeting cloudlet, the moon's course of blue the will mountains of the Highlands of stops, Scotland, in his wanderings after his flock,
She'll lave you in yonder clear fountain. one day, met a most beautiful
And soft is the song that she sings you to rest with, young wo
As the cold waters stream o'er your bosom; man scated on the bank of a little river. And the chorus is swell'd by the friends you are At his approach she did not seem to shrink;
And their theme is the young fairy blossom. but looked up to him, with an enchanting expression of countenance, when he spoke and its inmates corne furth light and cheerle;
The portal of yonder green kpoll opens wide, to her, and bade him rest himself, and for they know what the hillaby sung should betide, oblige her with his company.
And they reel 'neath the moonlight so clearly. down beside her, and, as he gazed upon And your mother and you join the sprightly cotillion her for a while in adiniring rapture, she Till morn paints the welkin with streaks of vermik clasped his neck, and kissed him. En- lion, couraged by this, the shepherd took her Ye ne'er of the revelry weary.
Glasgow, th Nov. 1822. all in his arms, and the yielding maiden melted in his grasp. The fruit of the embrace, 'was a young son, who was brought to the world long before the ordinary course
FISHER-BOY OF NAPLES. of nature warranted. The mother always
In the year, 1647, there lived at paid the shepherd and child a visit every Naples, a poor fisher-boy of the name day, bringing wild berries and flowers, and the speckled tenants of the brook to the of Tomaso Anello, vulgarly corrupted youngster, both for food and amasement. into Masaniello. He was clad in the At night, she brought him out, and washed meanest attire, went about barefooted, him in a pool, formed by a part of the river and gained a scanty livelihood " by on whose banks he was begotten, when the fairy train of a neighbouring knoll responded angling for fish, and hawking thera to the wild note which she sang while en- about for sale. Who could have imagaged in this operation. While she was gined that, in tliis poor ahject fishor
boy, the populace were to find the the nobles and cavaliers should deliver being destined to lead them on to one up their ams to such oflicers, as he of the most extraordinary revolutions should give commission to receive recorded in history? Yet so it was. them. The order wis obeyel. Ile No monarch "ever had the glory of ordered that men of all ranks should rising su suddenly to so lofty a pitch go without cloaks, or gowns, or wide of power, as the barefooted Masaniello. cassocks, or any other sort of loose Naples, the metropolis of many fertile dress, under which arms wight be vone provinces, the queen of many noble cealed ; nay, that even the women, cities, the resort of princes, of cava- for the same reason, should throw liers, and of heroes--Naples, inhabit- aside their farthingales, and tuck up ed by more than six hundred thousand their gowns somewhat high. The souls, abounding in all kinds of re-order changed in an instant the whole sources, glorying in its strength-this fashions of the people, not even the proud city saw itself forced, in one proudest and the fairest of Naples short day, to yield to one of its mean- daughters daring to dispite, in the est sons, such obedience as in all its lcast
, the pleasures of the people's history it had never before shown to idol. Nor was it over the high and its liege sovereigns. In a few hours noble alone that he exercised this unthe fisher-lad was at the head of one limited ascendancy. The ' fierce dehundred and fifty thousand men ; in mocracy' were as acquiescent as the a few hours there was no will in Naples titled few. On one occasion, when but his; and, in a few hours, it was the people, in vast numbers, were asfreed from all sorts of taxes, and re- sembled, he commanded, with a loud stored to all its ancient privileges. voice, that every one prssent should, The fishing-wand was exchanged for under pain of rebellion and death, the truncheon of command, the sea- retire to his home. The multitudo boy's jacket for cloth of silver and instantly dispersed. On another, he gold. He made the town be en- put his finger on his mouth to com trenched; he placed sentinels to mand silence ;' in a moment every guard it against danger from without; voice was hushed. , and he established a system of police The reign of this prodigy of power within, which awed the worst banditti was indeed short, lasting only from in the world into fear. Armies passed the 7th till the 16th of July, 1647; in review before him ; even fleets when he perished, the victim of another owned his sway. He dispensed pun- revolution in affairs. It was a reign ishments and rewards with the like marked too with many atrocious exliberal hand; the bad he kept in awe; cesses, and with some traits of indethe disaffected he paralysed; the wa- scribable personal folly; yet as long vering he resolved by his exhortations; as it is not an every-day cvent for a the bold were encouraged by his in- fisher-boy to become a king, the story citements ; the valiant made more va- of Masaniello of Naples must be reliant by his approbation.
garded with equal wonder and adObeyed in whatever he commanded, wiration, as exhibiting an astonishing gratified in whatever he desired, suc- instance of the genius to command cessful in whatever he attempted, ne- existing in one of the humblest situaver was there a chief more absolute, tions of life, and asserting its ascennever was an absolute chief for a time dancy with a rapidity of enterprise to more powerful. He ordered that all 'which thicre is no parallel in liistory,
THE RHYMESTER'S ORACLE ; pleasing
poetry, than any men
I know of. But, alas ! even the great Or, Art of Poesy-making laid open.
deal that they did, was very little, in Every body in the world, that is comparison with what might have been every genius, (and who is nota genius?) done. If their Rhyming Dictionaries finds that it is necessary to write verses soinetimes—an. Epithalanium' on a be mere farragos, in which nothing
are examined, they will be found to friend's marriage, or a * Monody on is consulted but the sound. his death ; ' Lines to a New Born
Here, then, we perceive a DesideraInfant,' or, . On the unfortunate in
tum--a systematic work,on !
on the Art of disposition of Poor Pompey,' my lady Rhyming; and such a work I have, B's Pug.
after considerable labour and study, Now, this is a serious affair, let me completed. The rude and crude clip tell you, Mr. Editor ; these occasions pings of the aforenained authors, I for versifying may occur frequently, of have digested into order, by selecting course, then, every body in the the rhymes proper
for world' should be prepared for them. subject; and reducing them to systeWhat'a pity it would be, if, when a matic arrangement. The whole is genius-like being had one of these explained and illustrated in the most glorious opportunities of signalizing familiar and pleasing manner. himself, he should fail to elicit
I announce this work with great unbounded applause ; because, his satisfaction, and assure the public it rhymes had an unmetrical rudeness, shall shortly be laid before them : in resulting from his unacquaintance with the mean time, to gratify, in some dewhat are assuredly the most important parts of the poet's study,—the Me- gree, the curiosity which I foresee will
prevail regarding it; and, to afford chanisne of Feet and of Rhymes.
some insight into the nature of my This much, regarding the useful plan, I have transcribed, from the ness of the Art, and the necessity of Ms., the following passages. obtaining a knowledge of it. It re
• For the Eclogue, or pastoral diamains now to show, what has been logue, let the student conclude his done for it, and what remains to be lines with the rhymes underwritten ; done. In ancient times there was one always taking care to finish his sense Aristotle, and, I believe, one Horace, with the second rhyme, and at no time also, who wrote upon the subject; to suffer his verse to exceed the just but they lived so long ago, and, in- measure of ten syllables. The rhymes deed, those ancient writers were such for this purpose, are these : barbarians, that their treatises cannot
shady brake be recommended to you." To come
Lycidas awake. down to the moderns, then--to come,
careless rove at once, to those who have written,
fruitful field particularly on what I write about,
harvest yield. to come to such men as Bysshe, and
tuneful measures, Gent, and several others, who have
harmless pleasures. composed Dictionaries of Rhymes.
nymphs and swains, These were indeed useful menindus
flowery plains. trious pruners in the vineyards of Parnassus who have rendered more as- Should our student turn his sistance to young practitioners, in the thoughts fo panegyric, we would ad
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vise, that he adhere to the endings we
farce 011 have here prescribed, as :
parsou the muse
iar, a tributary--refuse
2011 race divine
squire il 13.165
tall peculiar care
spouse i ) • If my practitioner should, per
carouse o slou! snab
breed chance, be possessed of a great fund of
feed.' humour, and be inclined to employ his wicked wit in ridiculing the clergy, we I need not give more to prove the would admonish him to adhere to the inestimable advantages which may be following terminations, in order, as derived from the study of so admirable) they are appointed, being careful to a work. I have only to add, once" confine his lines to eight syllables more, that it shall soon be published, it only :
to serve my friends and, to .. musty
My pockets are rather low. :)
ni listi paytirit
O woman nerves the warrior's hand!
And fires his soul, and draws the brand : ; |!; Pharaphrase on part of the 4th Chapter of Esdras. O woman sheathes the sword of war!
And binds the wound, and heals the scar.
i O Men! 'tis not the king who reigns,
The weak, the strong, the base, the brave, 1991
Alike, in turns, is woman's slave.
And woman's scorn's a keener sting,
And deeper strikes than power of king;
What ill on earth can e'er compare
L'nto that loveliness of heart,
When woman's slight instils despair,
Nor seems to pity when we smart ;
Ye who have liv'd that bitter hour,
Say, what appeared the kingly power,
And all the fils he could dispense,
Compared to woman's sconiful glance.
That hopeless moment, when dispair
Sits on the soul, and the madning brain
Seems whirling round 0! who would dare
To brave that ecstasy of pain,
When the heart is reft of that cheering ray,
And our dearest hopes are rent away;
And the gasping soul feels that moment of woe.
Which it cannot tell, though doom'd to know, Riches and honour men forget;
LINES ON JEANIE.
Yes, I'm in love, I feet it now, wind es ist
And Jeanie has undone meí fo!?
And yet, I swear, I can't tell how,
The pleasing plague stole on me. :-» ;57,1
Tis not her face that love creates, 141 211173
For there no graces revel;
?' 'Tis not her shape, for there the fater dr.Si When woman's love it tries to woe,
Have rather been uncivil;
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