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Omicron. Fervid sublimity, and a dithyrambic abandonment to the impetus of his genius, characterize this aspirant to your patronage. A great evil has, however, already resulted from your procrastination. Had the poem had an early insertion, the revival, or rather re-modelling of the English hexameter, would have been assigned to him, rather than to the Lau reate or the author of the Hymn. But Omicron's case is too like that of Cole ridge, whose Cristabel came out fifteen years too late for his reputation, since
"Ready am I to ascend hence the loftiest heaven of invention:
"Letters between Herbert Ludlow and Camilla Conway," by Laura. -The simple dictates of unsophistieated sentiment. (11.)
the bays of ballad-romance had then taken root at Sir Walter Scott's door, and would not budge an inch in favour of him, who avers that he first introduced them to the soil. Omicron's poem, we fear, can no longer expect the factitious support of being a novelty in an original style; but to prove to you that the invention was antici→ pated by him, allow us to quote the opening; for in a case of this kind, every added day renders it more difficult to do him justice.
"Impenetrability; or the Effects of Misapprehended Reciprocity;" signed Crux. Not entirely new in its leading plan; for, as The Pleasures of Hope" sprang from "The Pleasures of Memory" so was the hint for this subtly didactic poem given by one styled "Individuality, or the Causes of Re
his stool; and if some part (not his head) came with a very smart impact against the ground, it would be a due recompence for making us read such wooden, brainless stuff.
(10.) Omicron beats M. Garnerin, who entrusted himself to a parachute, which swung him backwards and forwards till his brains were addled, and then banged him against the stones, to see what sort of osteology he was possessed of. We received the hymn a week, two days, and some hours before little o's six-footed lines crept in. We must be just.
(11.) We hasten to persuade Mr H. L. with all the earnestness for his good which we can show, to apply instanter for the situation advertised last week of Junior Usher to the lowest form at Mr M.'s academy, Leith; apprehending from the old motto "docendo disco," that it comes within the scope of the possibles, that he may, by teaching scholars not yet imbued with any great quantity of erudition, (being mostly quinquennarians, or at most sexennarians,) himself learn to spell; and as to Miss Camilla, she talks of cookery being a vulgar science, she hallucinates,-the wisest course she can pursue is to put herself for a month or two under the flowery-fisted dominion of the house-keeper of her friend Mrs Thirdcourse, in the capacity of kitchen-maid, (if indeed so much capacity be hers;) but, N. B. she must, meanwhile, be called Molly, Betty, Sally, or the like,' as a nom-de-guerre or rather de-cuisine, for Camilla at the frying-pan, or working away with the flour-dredger, hath some incongruity to the ear. Should she listen to this advice, she will return to a sounder way of judging on the subject. Shall Mrs Rundel have written in vain? Smoke-jacks and cradle spits, forbid !
(12.) In fine, we give no encouragement to our Contributors to question our tact and judgment. Write away merry men all; but Fame hath deputed us sole umpire,-indisputable, and till now undisputed.
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I. Epistle Preliminary.-II. The Steam-Boat. No. VI. (Voyage Third.) Tale 10. A Jeanie Deans in Love. Part Second. The Preparations. Part Third. the Coronation.-III. Account of a Coronation-Dinner at Edinburgh.—IV. The Voyages and Travels of Columbus Secundus. Chapters 7, 8, 9, and 10. -V. Familiar Epistles to Christopher North, from an Old Friend with a New Face. Letter I. On Hogg's Memoirs.—VI. The Modern British Drama. No. I. The Fatal Unction; a Coronation Tragedy. By Lælius** * M. D.-VII." Fifæana." No. I.-VIII. Characters of Living Authors, by Themselves. No. I.-IX. Essays on Cranioscopy, Craniology, Phrenology, &c. By Sir Toby Tickletoby, Bart. Chapters 1, 2, and 3.— X. The Muses Welcome to the High and Mightie Prince James, &c.—XI. Remark on Bishop Corbet's Poems.-XII. Ode on the King's Landing in Ireland.-XIII. A Welcome to his Majesty George IV. on his Arrival in Ireland.-XIV. Excellent New Song, Composed and Sung by James Scott, Esq. M. D. 19th July.-XV. Extempore Effusion, Sung with great Effect by Morgan O'Doherty, Esq. 19th July.-XVI. Sylvanus Urban and Christopher North.-XVII. Continuation of Don Juan.-XVIII. An Expostulatory Round Robin from Fourteen Contributors.-XIX, The Finish.
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