Coffin placed before the vault, than it, cost him considerable sums. A the wind suddenly dissipated the few years before his death his pen.gloomy clouds; the Moon, in mild sion was increased by the Duke, majesty, burst forth, and threw her but in return he performed very first beams on the coffin with the essential services to the theatre. He precious relics. They were carried suffered all his plays to be first reinto the vault, the Moon again veil- presented there, for whịch he reed herself in clouds, and the wind quired no compensation, and acted roared with augmented violence. on all occasions in the most disin

« Schiller has certainly left be- terested manner. hind works worthy of the press.

The hereditary Princess of Among these is a finished perform- Weimar has not a little increased ance entitled “The Expedition of the enthusiasm which every heart Bacchus to India." His latest feels for her, by the declaration that tragedy, “ Attila," is not completed, she will provide for Schiller's two His papers promise a rich harvest sons. for universal history. His respected brother-in-law the privy-coun

For the Emerald. sellor Von Wollzogen, perhaps with Gothe's assistance, will undoubted

DESULTORY SELECTIONS take the necessary measures for And Original Remarks. giving this rich treat to the world.” Schiller did not die rich. He of domestic quiet. The following

GARRULITY is no slight disturber vas neither narrow-minded nor strictures though severe are elegant prosaic enough to scrape money to- and contain a metaphor well carried gether. As the master of a family, through. in which he maintained

the utmost regularity, his conduct was unblem

“ Persons who are trifling, tediished: he was an excellent husband,

ous and incessant talkers, and who and the father of four children. But hurry down the stream of loquacity the state of his health, and his en

without ballast or rudder, convince tire mode of life, which was regu- the mouth and not in the under

us that their speeches originate in lated by the rooted disorders with which he was afflicted, rendered standing. It is observed that the necessary a proportionably greater be permitted to float loose and free

tongues of such babblers should not expense, though in his exterior he observed the utmost simplicity, and

in their mouths, but should be re-.

strained and directed by the strong was a decided enemy to ostentation. Schiller was made a citizen and deeply fixed anchors of judgeof France, and was elevated by the

ment and discretion." Emperor to the rank of a nobleman in Epigram may further shew.. of the German empire. Both the folly of too frequent speaking : these privileges were conferred un Becausc I'm silent, for a fool, solicited. During the last four

Beau Clincher doth ne take ; Years of his life he resided at Wei

I know he's one, by surer rule,

For-I heard Clincher speak. mar, in a house of his own, situated in an alley that runs through the

Vacuum. midst of the town, and combining a There are some persons, from variety of conveniencies. The whose conversation we retire with purchase of this house, and the a thorough conviction of the exis-, clegant style in which he furnished''tence of a vacuuni.

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The plagues of small towns. of moral sentiments clothed in ele A lawyer with great knowledge, vated metaphorical language, and great sophistry, and no justice ; an worthy of being compared with the eminent physician, with little skill philosophical strains of Simonides or conduct ; a preacher without or Theognis. I have rendered a few any conscience; a politician with of these sentences into English out principles ; and a man of letters verse, and will here present them, who eternaliy dogmatizes.

in order to illustrate the comparison

I have made:Selim I. emperor of the Turks, UYTHINKING youth, life's first impet. was the first emperor that shaved uous stage,

Lage, his beard after he ascended the Too oft partakes the swift approach of throne, coutrary to the Koran and Woos to his arms the tyrant of his race,

And dies, empoison'd' by the foul em. the received custom; and being re


[focs primanded by the Mufti, he answer. This frame of man three unrelenting ed, " That he did it to prevent his Besiege with sure variety of woes i vizier's having any thing to lead Death and old-age their blasting force

unite him by.”

[arch's might; Against the peasant's toil and non

The third, ordain'd by hostile pow'rs
Impromptu. .
J'avouerai sans peine avec vous


Is separation from the friends we love
Que tous les poetes sont fous,
Mais sachant bien ce que vous êtes,

That pang strikes deepest in the human
Tous les fous ne sont pas poetes.


That bitter anguish, when we say.-The above has been happily trans “We part" lated as follows :

The moment when our lips pronounce Sir, I admit your general rule,

_"Farewell!" That every poet is a fool :

Is as the fall from upper hear'n to hell. Put you yourself may serve to w it, The life of man, and all his glitt'ring That every, fool is not a poet.


toys; Are the most frail of Nature's frailest Charity

Like rain-drops trembling on the leafy Herodes, a celebrated Athenian

spray, philosophery one day relieved a The gale scarce breathes, and scatters man, by granting. hin the subsistence of a month. :( I know this The miserics of parting and of man," says he “wło affects the garb) absence have in all ages afforded an and manners of a piiiosopher, to be ample theme to the amorous muse a knave and an impostor; but I give in her tenderest and most mclanhiin my cliarity as, though he has choly moods; and there is no sublost the characier of bumanity it is ject'cn which descriptions more not for me to dispense with its feel natural, or that come more home ings."

to the softest feelings of the human From the Monthly Magazine. heart, occur to us in the writings In the Asiatic Researches is a both of ancient and modern poets. translation of an Indian grant of It is alluded to in the foregoing land which was made about the year verses with all the warmth and force of our Lord, 1018. So strongly did bf Asiatic imagery. In the followthe warmth of their poetical imag-ing lines it appears to us in a style inations incorporate itself with eve of playful gallantry, resembling the ry production of the Oriental wri- lighter compositions of our own age ters, that even in this simple legal and country; yet there is no lorer transction we meet with a string I wo has not more than oncc experia

them away:

enced sensations very similar to fof men. They should each of tbose which it describes, when the them, therefore, keep a walck upon stocations of business, or the com- the particular lias which nature has mands of parents, have forced from fixed in their minds, that it may him his unwilling consent to a tem- not draw too much, and lead them porary banishment.

out of the paths of reason. This When I left thee, Love! I swore will certainly happen, if the one in

Not to see that face again every word and action affects the For a fortnight's space or more ; character of being rigid and severe, But the cruel oath was vain,

and the other that of being brisk Since the next day I pass'd from thee Was a long year of misery.

and gay. Men should beware of Oh then, for thy lover pray

being captivated by a sort of savage Every gentier deity,

philosophy-- Women by a thoughtNot in too nice scales to weigh less gallantry. Where these pre

That constrained perjury ! cautions are not observed, the man And thou! Oh pity my despair !

often degenerates into a cynic ; the Heav'n's rage, and thine, I cannot bear.

woman into a coquette :- the man On account of the strong affinity grows sullen and morose; the woin' sentiment of the foregoing, epi-man impertinent and fantastical. gram to many of our modern lovesongs, I have given it such a form of verse in my translation as might

The following beautifully solemn and

impressive Hymn, extracted from render the resemblance more com Carr's Northern Summer, is said to be plete to the car of an English rea recited over the dead body of a Rustder; and the same reason led me sian, previous to its inhuination. to adopt the peculiar metre in which Oh! what is life? a blossom! a I present the following:

vapour or dew of the morning! ApWhy will Melissa, young and fair,

proach and contemplate the grave. still her virgin-love deny, Where now is the graceful form! When ev'ry motion, ev'ry air, where is youth-! where thie organs The passion of her soul declare,

of sight! and where the beauty of And give her words the lie ?.

complexion ! That panting breast, that broken sigh, And those limbs that feebly fail,

“What lamentation and wailing, And that dark hollow round her eye,

and mourning, and struggling, when The mark of Cupid's archery, the soul is separated from the body! Too plainly tell the tale.

Human life seems altogether vaniBut oh, thou God of soft desire, ty; a transient shadow: the sleep of By thy mother, thron'd above,

error; the unavailing labour of imOh let not pity quench thine ire, agined existence ; let us therefore fly Till, yielding to thy fiercest fire, She cries, at length,“ “ I love !**

from every corruption of the world,

that we may inherit the kingdom Women in their nature are more of heaven. gay and joyous than men ; whether 56 Thou mother of the sun that it be that their blood is more refin- never sets ; Parent of God, we beed, their fibres more delicate, and seech thee, intercede with thy divine their animal spirits more light and offspring, that he who hath departvolatile ; or whether, as some have ed hence, may enjoy repose with imagined, there may not be a kind the souls of the just. Unblemished of sex in the very soul, I shall not Virgin! may he enjoy the eternal pretend to determine. As vivacity: inheritance of heaven in the aboder is the gift of wonuen, gravity is that of the righteous.”

While the American fair continue toj The volume of poems expected from

imitate Trans-atlantic fashions with Robert Bloomfield has been published out aiming at originality in dress, oco | under the title of “Wild Flowers ; or, casional descriptions of European | pastoral and local Pietry.” costumes cannot be unacceptable. Lectures on Belles Lettres and We this evening present

Logic," by W. Barron, F.A.S.E. and TKE LONDON FASHIONS FOR APRIL.

professor of Belles Lettres and Logic Full Dresses --A loose robe of un

in the University of St. Andrews, hase dressed crape over a dress of white satin been published in 2 vols. octavo. or sarcenet, embroidered all round with the life and writings of James Beattie,

The publication of "an Account of silver ; the sleeves quite plain, and embroidered to correspond with the dress. L.L.D. in two volumes quarto, was A tiara of silver, or steel, adorned with expected at London in April.

Mr. Carr, author of the “ Stranger gens or cornelians. - White gloves and shoes. --A round dress of fine muslin in France, a northern summer, &c. is over white sarcenet.-Broad lace let in preparing to publish a work under the down the front and round the bottom. title of the Stranger in Ireland.

The Poems of Ossian, in the original The bosom quite plain, trimmed with a quilling of lace, and ornamented with Gaelic, are in considerable forwardness, a medallion or broach. A long silk and will speedily appear, accompanied shawl, the ends embroidered in colours. by a latin translation. Tbe hair dressed with a bandeau of

A new and enlarged edition of relret and diamonds. White glores bly advanced at the press and will be

"Pinkerton's Geography” is considerand shoes.

Head-Dresses, &c. -^ turban made published in the course of this year. of an Indian shawl, ornamented in front

Mr. Bigland has in the press, and with a medallion."'A turban of very thin nearly ready for publication, Letters on

Natural History. muslin, finished with a long end from

The object of this the top.—A small round cap of thin work is to exhibit a view of the wisdom muslin; the front ornamented with and goodness of the Deity, so eminently worked vine leaves.-The hair dressed displayed in the foundation of the uni with a tiara.--A morning dress of verse, and the various relations of utili. thick white muslin, made up close to ty which inferior beings have to the huthe throat with a collar..Necklace and

man species. armlets of cornelian. -A straw hat turn

Domestic. ed up in front. General Observations. The favourite

The first half volume of the Ameri. colours are pea-green, lilac, and yellow. dia, has been published at Philadelphia,

can edition of Dr. Rees' New CyclopSpring pelisses of soft silk of various by S. Bradford. The e'eventh

number of colours are worr, but not generally the Original work has appeared in l.om. Feathers have almost entirely disap-Icon, where 5000 copies of the early nam

bers have been sold, and a second edition peared, both in full and undress. Small wreaths of Aowers painted on lace are

calbed for.

A volume of ORIGINAL Poems by much used for the dress or the head.

Thomas G. Fessenden, author of Ter

rible Tractoration &c. has just been Foreign Literary Intelligence,

published at Philadelphia.

Samiel Stansbury and others vill A Supplement to the Life and Post- speedily publish an octavo edition of humous Works of Cowper, consisting WALKER'S CRITICAL PRONOUNCINO of Original Letters, addressed chiefly DICTIONARY, from the London quarto, to the Rev. Walter Bagot; to which is containing the last improvements and added, an Index to the whole work; by corrections of the author. W. Hayley, Esq. was published in March.

'AN ORIGINAL. TRANSLATION" Mrs. West, whose " Letters to a shall be inserted in our next. Spirited young man” base been so much admir- translations from any of the modern ed, jias published “Letters to a young languages will always be acceptable, lady, on the duties and characters of

We welcome PHAON.......We want SAPPHO.



For the Emerald.

And captivates the godlike soul! SPRING,

Can it so enthral the inind,

That there no place for love we find, SPRING, the rosy queen of flowers, No room for soft affection's 'sweet cor. Farent of the genial showers,

troul? Comes the languid world to cheer. Breathe it not to winds of heaven, . Earth oppress'd by winter's gloom, For sure thou canst not be forgiven, She arrays in roseate bloom;

Thus to wrong the human heart; And wakes to light and life the purple For sweet benevolence so mild year.

And pity, virtue's dearest child ; Lo! I see her glide along,

Friendship and feeling there their heav. Circled by the blooming throng,

enly flames impart.

R** Of Pleasures, joys and graces, Coupled warblers twitter sweet ;

For the Emerald. Bound the flocks with nimble feet; [Translations and imitations of the 9th While peeping flow'rets shew their

ode of Horace have not been unfre. laughing fuces.

quent. We, however, insert the fol. Zephyr, of her winds the chief, lowing, because we think it will not Sweetiç kisses every leaf,

suffer by a comparison with preced. Pants upon the blossomi's breast; ing versions.] Whule the ceaseless hum of bees,

Vides ut alta stet nive candidum
Noise of water brooks, and trees,, Sorac:e, nec jam sustineant onus
Shed calmness round, and lull the soul Silva laborantes, geluque
to rest

Flumina constiterint acuto.
Sweet upon some bigh hill's head,

HOR. ODE II. DIB. I. To see the lovely scene wide spread I see the lofty mountain now,

To meet the enraptur'd eye; All white with heaps of frozen rain, Sweet the boundless, placid seas And oaks of many an age below Just ruffled by the stow-wing'd breeze, | Their pond'rous load can scarce sustain. And sweet the gilded town afar to spy. The streamlet, which, in murmurs mild, But sweeter, dearer far, to me, Meander'd thro' the mend before, From noise, from care, from business By winter's iron finger chill'd,

In murmurs now is heard no more. To rove dark woods among; [er, To make acquaintance with each flow? To drive away the brumal air, Each plant, which envious woods em- The gladd’ning blaze aloft I rear,

And warm iny soul with thoughts divine. And listless set me down to hear the And quaff in cups of racy wine.

But trust me Flaccus, all is vain Love, so poets usd to sing,

To drive from out her caverns rude, Reveil'd in the bowers of spring,

Grim melancholy, grief, and pain, Then lov'd to lurk in ladies' eyes,

Sad imps of green-ey'd solitude. Would burnish bright his disus'á bow, Let him, consum'd by ioward rage, And laughing aim the secret blow, Or whoin faise love has taught to pine, or glide himself within and make the His rage forget, his love assuage, heart bis prize.

By all the mystic powers of wine. So, indeed he us'd to play,

Unanswer'd love and rage within, Till once upon a luckless day, I know ye not, vile.sadd’ning brood,

Old Plutus stopt the roving boy, But pangs beyond the power of wine And gave him gems, and shining gold, I know, the pangs of solitude. Glittering clothes bis limbs to fold, The friend alone of kindred mould, And , infant like, they are, become his (Vain is the sparkling racy food, ) only joy.

Can drive away that inward cold, Is it then the glare of riches,

The chill of wintry solitude. Which the glowing heart bewitches



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