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• The barrier bursts—and Britain, first of all
Wherever perils threat, or duties call,
Sends forth her heroes.-What shall be their joy,
When first that long lost country dims the sky;
What their's the melancholy task to trace
The last sad relics of a perish'd race ;
Or should they live to bless the niggard spot,
Pour on their ears a language half forgot;
Teach them again to till the barren sod,
And praise once more a long neglected God;
Again their light canoes shall sail, again
Shall milder Summers rear their golden grain :
Nay, long by frosts opprest,—our happier elime
Again shall hail returning Summer's prime;
Its ruddy grapes shall lavish Autumn bring,

And all Sicilia's sweets adorn the Spring. Then occur two unfortunate lines, which must be omitted in the next edition.

• No day-dreams these of Bard's fantastic brain,

This summer's lapse shall realize the strain.' The succeeding lines display talents of no contemptible order. We do not recommend the fair Authoress to 'resume' this theme, but we pledge' ourselves to do her justice, in the event of her venturing upon one of a safer kind, and more permanent interest.

•Go forth, brave Seamen, reach the fated shore,
Go! doomed to honours never reaped before,
Nor fear strange tales that brooding ignorance teems,
Wild fictions, borrowed from Arabian dreams;
Fear not, while months of dreary darkness roll,
To stand self-centred on the attractive Pole;
Or find some gulf, deep, turbulent, and dark,
Earth's mighty mouth! suck in the struggling bark;
Fear not, the victims of magnetic force,
To hang, arrested in your midmost course;
Your prows drawn downward and your sterns in air,
To waste with cold, and grief, and famine, there:
Strange fancies these—but real ills are near,
Not clothed in all the picturesque of fear,
Which makes its wild distortions wildly dear, )
Nor like the rush of fight, when burning zeal
Forbids the heart to quail, the limbs to feel
Long patient suffering, when the frozen air
Seems almost solid, and the painful glare
Of endless snow destroys the dazzled sight;
When fatal slumber comes with dreadful weight;
When every limb is pain, or deadlier yet,
Whenthose chill'd limbs the sense of pain forget;

Awful it is to gaze on shoreless seas,
But more to view those restless billows freeze
One solid plain, or when like mountains piled,
Whole leagues in length, or when like mountains piled,
In dreadful war the floating icebergs rush,
Horrent with trees that kindle as they crush;
The Alickering compass points with fitful force,
And not a star in heaven directs your course,
But the broad sun through all the endless day,
Wheels changeless round, sole beacon of your way;
Or through a night more dreadful, doomed to roam
Unknowing where, and hopeless of a homę.
Dense fogs, dark floating on the frozen tide,
Veil the clear stars that yet might be your guide ;
And vainly conscious that for weeks on high,
The moon shines glorious in a cloudless sky;
For you she shines not, doom'd to wait in fear
Some glacier, fatal in its wild career,
That comes immense in shadowy whiteness, known
By the damp chill that wraps your heart, alone;
Or deadlier still, in silence hemm'd around
By gathering ice, in firmer fetters bound :
Darkling you ply your saws with fruitless toil,
Yourselves the nucleus of a mighty isle;
While the red meteors, quivering through the sky,
Disclose the dangers now too late to fly,
And light the bears that urge their dangerous way,
And famish'd growl, impatient of their prey.

• Yet Britons! Conquerors on the subject deep,
Where'er its islands rise, its waters sweep,
Fired by your father's deathless deeds, defy
The frozen ocean, and the flaming sky;
Secure, though not one vessel speck the wave,
One Eye beholds you, and One Arm shall save;
That He, who gives those mighty agents force,
Can guard his creatures and can stay their course;
And as, when parted on those lonely realms,
To different stars you turn your faithful helms,
On to your several quests undaunted press,
While courage seeks, but prudence wins, success :
Then should that Power, whose smile your daring crown'd
Again unite you on the vast profound,
Yourselves sole sovereigns of that awful zone,
Sole friends, sole rivals, on those seas unknown;
How shall your tongues on past deliverance dwell,
What joy, what praise, in every heart shall swell!' .

Art. XIII. SELECT LITERARY INFORMATION.

** Gentlemen and Publishers who have works in the press, will oblige the Conductors of the Eclectic Review, by sending Information (post paid) of the subject, extent, and probable price of such works ; which they may depend upon being communicated to the Public, if consistent with its Plan.

The Rev, John Griffin has in the press, A third edition in 12mo. of his Meinoirs of Captain James Wilson, considerably improved, and ornamented with a portrait of Capt. Wilson.

An improved edition in 2 vols. 8vo. of Schmidias' Concordance to the Greek New Testainent, from the Glasgow Uniyersity Press, will appear early in Ja puary - This is a work of inestimable value to the student of the Greek Tes tament, and cannot fail to meet with an encouragement.

In the press. The Life and Adven-, tores of Antar, a celebrated Bedowen Chief, Warrior, and Poet, who flourished a few years prior to the Mahommedan Era. Now first translated froid the original Arabic, by Terrick Hamilton, Esq. Oriental Secretary to the British Eur. bassy to Constantinople. Crowd Svo.

'The Rev. Thomas Watson, Author of Intimations and Evidences of a Future State, &c. will shortly publish, Various Views of Death and its circumstances, intended to illustrate the wisdom and benevolence of the divine administratiou in conducting mankind through this aw ful and interesting cvent.

In the press, and shortly will be pub. lished, Duroveruum, or Sketches, His. torical and Deycriptive, of Canterbury, with other Poems. By Arthur Brooke,

Hinckley,) Surgical Mechanist to the General Institution, for the relief of Bo. dily Deformities, Biriningham.

The Rev. Dr. Edward Maltby, has in the press, two octavo volumes of Sermons.

The Rev. Sir John Head, Bart. is printing in an octavo volume, Discourses on Various Subjects.

Mr. Parkinson is engaged in preparing for the press, “ An Introduction to the Study of Fossils."

Mr. Hughes has in the press, a second volume of Horæ Britannicæ, or Studies in Ancient British History, containing various Disquisitions on the National and Religious Antiquities of Great Britain; this volume will complete the work, and will appear about Christmas.

About to be published, Parliamentary Letters, and other Poems, by Q in the Corner, in foolscap 8vo.

Swiss Scenery from designs by Major Cockburn, of the Royal Artillery. The first number of tnis work, to be completed in teil, will be published on the first of January, containing five engra- v vings.

Provincial Antiquities and Picturesque Scenery of Scotland; the first part of this splendid work will appear early in the next year, containing five engravings, by Cooke, Pye, Le Keux, &c. from drawings by Messrs. Turner, Calcott,' Thomson, Blore, &c. &c. and Historical Illustrations, by Walter Scott, Esq.

Italian Scenery, Number 5, from drawings, by E. F. Batty, containing tive views in Rome, is now ready for publ cation.

Mr. T. Faulkner, of Chelsea, is print. ing the History and Antiquities of Kensington, inter persed with biographical anecdotes of royal and distinguisbed per. sonages, and illustrated by engravings,

Esq.

Miss Spence, Author of Sketches of the Manners, Customs, and Seenery of Scotland, &c. &c, is preparing for publication, a new work, entitled “A Traveller's Tale of the last Century.”

Shortly will be published in one vol. 8vo. Practical Observations on the Construction and Principles of Instruments for the removal of Muscular contraction of the Limbs, Disiortion of the Spine, and every other species of Personal Deformity. By John Felton, (late of

The Rev. A. Ranken will soon publish supposed inhabitants of it are his Dramatis volumes 4, 5, and 6, of the History of Personæ. This work gives a view of the France, continuing the History from the political state of France, of its parties, earliest accounts to the death of Henry of the natural tendency of the age to the Ill. in 1589.

general interests of mankind, and of the The Rev. Archdeacon Nares is print- ultimate object of civilization, in its siing, in a quarto volume, Illustrations of lent progress towards universal good. difficult Words and Phrases occorring Dr. Henry is printing a new and inin the English Writers of the age of proved edition of his Elements of Cbequeen Elizabeth.

mistry. In a few days will be published, The Dr. Bostock will shortly publish the importance of peace and union in the History and Present State of Galvanism. Churches of Christ; and the best means The Rev. James Townley, Author of of promoting them, a Sermon preached Biblical Anecdotes, bas nearly ready for before the Associated Independent the press, Illustrations of Biblical Lite. Churches of Hampshire, by Samuel rature: exhibiting the History and Fate Sleigh.

of the sacred writings from the earliest A Work designed as a proper com. period to the present, including Biogra. panion to the Comforts of Old Age, is phical notices of eminent Translators of now in the press, and will be published the Bible, and other Biblical Scholars, in a few days, called the “ Enjoyinents The work will be interspersed with His. of Youth"" the object of the Author of torical Sketches of Ecclesiastical Cha. this small work, the scenery of which is racters: the different substapces on laid in genteel life, is to impress upon the which writing has been successiully inminds of the young, the pleasures of scribed : Illuminated MSS: Ancient Religion and Morality, in contradistinc Bookbinding: the origin of Printing: tion, to the insanity of the customary Bibliomancy Mysteries, and Miracle pursuits, (which are delineated) of the Plays; Indices Erpurgatori, &c. &c. It well bred young of both sexes in modern will also be accompanied with fac-simi. days; the story is told, not in the way les of several Biblical MSS, and other of dry and abstract axioms, but by engravings, scenes in the Vicar of Wakefield style) In the press. Scripture Costume, in which ali or must may be supposed to exhibited in a Series of Engravings, acparticipate in their progress through life. curately coloured in imitation of the

The Rev H. G. White will soon pub. drawings representing the Procipal Perlish, in foolscap octaro, Letters from a sonages mentioned in the Old and New Father to his Son in an office ander Testament, drawn under the superintengovernment.

dance of B. West, Esq. P. R. A. By The Rev. F. W. Gringeld is printing, R. Satchwell. Accompanied with Bioin an octaro volume. Sernions on the graphical and Historical Sketches. ImParables and Miracles of Jesus Christ. perial 4to.

Matthew Henry's Scripture Cate Mr Coase, of Cambridge, has in the chism, wbich has been vut of print press, a work on Antinomiapism, in many years, is reprinting in a small which he has endeavoured to convict pocket volume, and will be ready the the abettors of that beresy, of hostility beginning of the monto.

to the doctrines of Divine Grace. An Account of the Life, Ministry, and Sir Gilbert Blane, Physician ExtraorWritings of the Rev. John Fawcett, dinary to His Majesty, bas in the press, D. D. 54 years Minister of the Gospel, and nearly ready for publication, a at Waingate and Hebdeo Bridge, near Treatise on Medical Logic, founded on Halifax, containing a variety of particu practice, with facts and observations. lars not generally known relative, to the Mr. John Power, Surgeon and Accourevival and progress of Religion in many cheur, has in the press, a Treatise on parts of Yorkshire and Lancashire, &c. Midwifery, developing a new priuciple, will be shortly published by his Sin by which labour is greatly shortened, and

In the press, Charenton; or the Follies the sufferings of the patient allevia : of the Age, a Philosophical Romance, ted. translated from the French of M. Lour. Shortly will be published, a new edidoneix. Charenton is well known to be tion revised, of the Memoirs of Mr. the public establishment, near Paris, for Richard Morris, many years Pastor of insane persons. The Author bas cliosen the Baptist Church, at Amersham, Bucks, it for the scene of adventures, and some by the Rev. B. Godwin, Great Missenden,

In the press, and will be published in John Flavel, To be printed uniform with a few days, an Appeal to the public : or Beddome's Short Discourses. Religious Liberty not infringed in the Also the whole Works of the Rev. Case of the Old Mueting House, Wol- John Flavel, with a fine portrait of the verhampton : with an Appendix, in Author, forming six large volumes, in which a full account will be given of the demy octavo. late violent proceedings of the Unitarians Mr. Campbell's long expected Bioagainst Messrs. Steward and Mander. graphical and Critical Lives of the Bri.

In the press, and speedily will be pub tish Poets, with illustrative specimens, lished, The Fountain of Life opened; will certainly be published in Decemor, a display of Christ in his essential ber. and mediatorial Glory. By the late

· Art. XIV. LIST OF WORKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED.

BIOGRAPHY. Memoirs of the public and private life of Joho Howard, the Philanthropist, compiled from his own diary, his confidential letters, &c. By James Baldwin Brown, Esq. of the laner Temple, Barrister at Law, 4to. 21. 5s.

A Sequel to Mrs. Trimmer's Introduc. tion to the Knowledge of Nature. By Sarah Trimmer, 18mo. 2s.6d. bound.

A New Theoretical and Practical Grammar of the French Language, with numerous instructive Exercises. By C. Gros, Author and Editor of many valuable Scbool Books, 12mo. 5s. bound.

GEOGRAPHY. The Imperial Atlas : containing distinct Maps of the Empires, Kingdoms, and States of the World, with the Boun • daries of Europe, as settled by the Treaty of Paris, and Congress of Vienna, to which are added, the most useful Maps of Ancient Geography, accompanied by an Outline of Physical Geogra. phy, &c. &c. By James Millar, M. D. Editor of the Encyclopædia Edinensis, the last Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica, Lecturer on Natural History, &c. &c. royal 4to. 21. 103. half-bound.

the late Rev. James Whitelaw, and the Rev. R. Walsh, M. R. I. A. 2 vols. 4to. illustrated by numerous views of the principal Buildings, Maps of the City, &c.

A Narrative of the Expedition which sailed from Eugland in the Winter of 1817, under the command of Colonels Campbell, Gilmore, Wilson, and Hippesley, to join the South American Patriots; comprising an account of the delusive Engagements upon which it was fitted out; the Proceedings, Distresses, and ultimate Fate of the Troops; with Observations and authentic Information, elucidating the real Character of the Contest, as respects the Mode of Warfare, and present state of the Armies ; including a Detail of the difficulties en. countered by the Author, after his Brigade had been disbanded, and put ashore on the Island of Saint Bartholomew; and of his ultimately being compelled to work his Passage to England, as a Seaman on board a West-Indiaman. By James Hackett, First Lieutenant in the late Artillery Brigade. 8vo. 5s. 60.

Historical, Military, and Picturesque Observations on Portugal. Illustrated by 75 coloured plates : including authentic plans of the Sieges and Battles fought in the Peninsula, during the late War. By George Landmann, Lieutenant-colonel in the Corps of Royal Engineers. 2 vols. medium folio, 151. 15s.

MEDICAL

HISTORY. The History of the City of Dublin, from the earliest Accounts, to the present Time: containing its Annals, Antiqui ties, Ecclesiastical History, and Charters; its present Extent, Public Buildings, Schools, Institutions, &c. To which are added, Biographical Notices of Eminent Men, and copious Appendices of its Population, Revenue, Commerce, and Literature. By the late John Warburton, Esq. Deputy Keeper of the Records in Birmingham Tower,

Practical Observations on the Nature and Treatment of Marasmus, and of those Disorders allied to it, which may be strictly denominated Bilious. By Joseph Ayre, M, D. Member of the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh, one of the Physicians to the General Infirmary at Hull, kc, 8vo. 78, boards,

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