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Sir James Fitz-James. The Lady of the Lake being in a chamber of the palace of Stirling, waiting till the morning shall permit ber access iv King James, uverhears the following song, with which we shall conclude our extracts.

LAY OF TILE IMPRISONED HUNTSMAN.

My hawk is tired of perch and hood, “My idle grey-bound lusthes bis food, « My borse is weary of his stall, “ And I am sick of captive thrall. « I wish I were as I have been, “ Hanting the hari in forests green, “ Witb bended bow and blood-bound free, “ Fur that's the life is meet for me. « I bate to learn the ebb of time, « From you dull steeple's drowsy chime, « Or mark it as the sun-beams crawl, “ Tuch after ich, along the wall. « The lark was wont my matius ring, « The sable rook my vespers sing; “ These towers, although a king's they be, “ Have not a ball of joy for me. “ No more at dawning morn 1 rise, u Aud suu myself iu Elleu's cyes “ Drive the feet deer the forest through, « Aud humewand wend with evening dew; “ A blithesome welcome blithely weet, “And lay my tropbies at ber feet, “While tied the eve oo wing of glee,« Tbat life is lost to love and me! “The heart-sick lay was hardly said, “ The list'uer had not turned ber head, « It trickled still, the starting tear, “ leo light a footstep struck her car, “And Suow duuu's graceful knight was ucar. “ She torued the hasteier, lest again “ The prisoner should reuew his strain. ««() ilcume, brave Fitz-James !' she said; ««How inay an almost ophan maid “ Pay the deep debt's O say not so! “ To me no gratitude you owe. “ Not mine, alas! tbe boon tu gire, “ And bid thy noble father live; “ | cau but be thy guide, sweet maid, “ With Sculiand's king thy suit to aid. “ Nu tyrant be, though we and pride “ May lead his better wood aside. “ Come, Ellen, come!m'lis more than time, “ He bulds his court at morning prime.' « With beating beart, aud busuin wrung, “ As tu a brother's arm she cluug. “ Gently he dried the falling teur, “ Aud gently whispered lappe aud cheer; “Her faultering steps, half led, half staid, “ Through gallery fair and high arcade, “ Till, at bis tuuch, its wings of pride “A portal arch upfulded wide.

“ Withiu 'twas brilliant all and light, “ A thronging scene of figures bright; “ It glowed ou Ellen's dazzled sigbt, “ As when the setting sou bas given “ Teu thuusapd bues to sui mer even, “ And, from their tissue, fancy frames “ Aerial kuights and fairy dames. “Still by Fitz-James her footing staid ; “ A few faint steps she forward inade, “ Then slow her drooping bead she raised, “ Aud fearful round the presence gazed; “ For hiun sbe sought, who un ned this state, “ The dreaded prince wbose will was falem “ She gazed on many a princely port, “ Miglit well bave ruled a royal court; “On many a splendid garb she gazed, “ Theu forned bewildered and amazed, “ For all stood báre; and, in the room, “ Fitz-James alone wore cap and plume. “ To him each lady's look was levt, “ Oubim each courtier's eye was bent; “ Midst furs and silks and jewels sheen, “ He stood, in simple Lineulp green, “The centre of the glittering ring, And Snowdoun's knight is Scotland's King! “ As wreath of suow on mountain breast, “ Slides from the rock that gave it rest, “ Puor Elleu glided from her stay, “ And at the Monarch's feet she lay; * No word her choaking voice commands, “ She show'd lle ring,—she clasp'd her bauds. “ ()! not a inoment could he brook, “ The generous prince that suppliant look? “ Gently he rais'd her, and the while “ Checked with a glance the circle's smile,

Graceful, but grave, ber brow be kissed, " Aud bade her terrors be disinis sed ;“ Yes, Fair ; the wandering poor Fitz-James “ The fealty of Scotland claims. “ To him thy woes, thy wishes, bring; “ He will redeem his signet ring. “ Ask nouglıt for Douglas; yester even, “His prince and he have much forgiven : “Wroug hath he had from slanderous tongue,

1, frum bis rebel kinsmeu, wrong. " We would not to the vulgar crowd “ Yield what they craved with clamour loud;

Calmly we heard and judged his cause, “ Our council aided and our laws. “I stauched thy father's death feud stern, “ With stout De Vaux, and grey Glencairn; “And Bothweli's Lord henceforth we own “ The friend and bullwark 'of our throne."

Having made such ample extracts, our readers will see that this is one of those poems which every poetical reader should add to his library. la descriptive powers, the present age cannot produce its equal.

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LITERARY CONTEVTS.

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES. Sketch of the Character of Mr. Winch

ham... The Chevalier D'Eon.....

.879 259

Extracts froin the “Rival Princes;" by

Mary Anne Clarke ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS.

The Power of Faith....

.283 Matrimonial invitations

..991 Pymenæa in search of a Husband .......262 Persiap I.elter from Muley Cid Sadi, one of the Secretaries of his Excelleney

BEAUTIES OF THE BRITISH POETS. the Persian Ambassador in London, to Osman Cali Beg, his friend at Ispahaa...265

MILTON.
History of the Owcastle family, an Original
Norel

.....266

Paradise Lost. Book V. (continued) .....33 Extracts from “The Lower World;" a Põem, by Mr. Pratt......

...271

LA BELLE ASSENBLEE. Modern Prophels ...

.273 The philosophy of Heraldry and Gene. Court Dress

.. 992 alogy ..... .274 Morning Walking Dress,

છે. Description

Description of several Dresses, worn by The annual distribution of rewards by the

ladies of rank and fashion ......293 Society of Arts, Manufactures, aud Com. General Observations and Reficctions on

merce ...

999 Fashion and Dress

294 Ladies' Dresses on the Auniversary of his Majesty's Birth-day..

• 295 Ode for his Majesty's Birth-day.. 296

INCIDENTS NEAR LONDON. Attempt to assasinate his Royal Highness the Duke of Cuinberland

300 MONTHLY MISCELLANY.

Liberation of Sir Francis Burdett and Mr.
Gale Jones....

.302 Cumberland's new Play, and his dramatic cha. racter criticised

.297 Opening of the Haj market Theatre ib.

PROVINCIALS.
A new Comic Opera entitled “Oh! this Love,
or the Masqueraders".

• 298 Melancholy accident
ROYAL ACADEMY EXHIBITION.
Caution .....

ib. Generous highwayman.

ib. A group of Portraits of the Baring family,

Curious circumstance

ib. by T. Lawrence.

ib.

Curious circumstauce at Bull Green.... 304 Portrait of Sir P. Francis, by J. Londsdale, 299 Lusus Naturæ Portrait of the Marquis of Dowashire, by Curious repeating clock...

ib. the same Artist.....

ib.

Supplementary Advertisements for the Portrait uf A. Yates, Esq. by the same

Month. Artist

ib.

. 303

ib.

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