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principles of government, is labouring at maintained that the British government i code of laws. He says, that in order recognised no blockade that was not 10 make it palatable to the people, he efficient, and that that efficiency demust make them believe that it is framed pended on the numerical superiority of after the model of the Byzantine code. canoon. On this principle, without going I condemned this quackery, and told him at all into the inerits of the case, he to read Dumont.
demanded restitution of the property. “ The state of Greece is not easily Prince Mavrocordato remonstrated, and conveyed to the mind of a foreigner. offered to submit the cose to the decision The society is formed, Ist, of the Pri- of the British government; 'but the mates, who lean to oligarchy, or Turkish captain peremptorily demanded restituprinciples of government; 2dly, of the tion of the property in four hours. He captains, who profess democratical received 200 dollars as an equivalent. notions, but who are, in reality, for Lord Byron conducted the business in power and plunder; and lastly, of the behalf of the captain. In the evening people, who are irreproachable in he conversed with me on the subject. character, and of course desire to have I said the affair was cooducted in a & proper weight in the constitution. The bullying manner, aud uot according to people of Pelopomessus are much under the principles of equity and the laws of the influence of the civil and military nations. His lordship started into a oligarchies. Those of Eastern and passion. He contended, that law, justice, Western Greece are chiefly under the and equiry, had nothing to do with captains. Of these Odysseus is the most politics. That may be; but I will influential. His father never bowed to never lend myself to injustice. His the Turkish yoke; he was a freeman and lordship then began, according to custom, a robber. Odysseus bimself was brought to attack Mr. Benthain. I said, that it up by the famous tyrant Ali Pacha. He was highly illiberal to make personal is shrewd and ambitious, and has played attacks on Mr. Bentham before a friend the tyrant, but is now persuaded that who held him in bigh estimation. He the road to fame and wealth is by pursuing said, that he only attacked his public good government. He, therefore, fol. principles, which were mere theories, lows this course, and supports the but dangerous ;-injurious to Spain, and people and the republic. Negris, who calculated to do great mischief in Greece. once signed his sentence of death, is now I did not object to his lordship’s athis minister. Of the islands, Hydra and tacking Mr. B.'s principles; what I Spezia are under the influence of some objected to were his personalities. His rich oligarchs, supported by the rabble, lordslıip never reasoned on any of Mr. and Ipsara is purely deinocratic. B.'s writings, but merely made sport of
“The parties may be said to be three, them. I would, therefore, ask him, 1st. There is Mavrocordaty, the oligarchs what it was that he objected to ? Lord of the islands, and some of those of the Byron meutivned his Panopticon as Peloponnesus, and the legislative body. visionary. I said that experience in These are for order and a mild despotism, Pennsylvania, at Milbank, &c. had either under a foreign king or otherwise. proved it otherwise. I said that Beatham This faction stood high, but must now had a truly British heart; but that Lord change its principles or lose its power. Byron, after professing liberal principles 2dly, There is Colocotroni, and some from his boyhood, had, when called upon of the captains, and some of the to act, proved himself a Turk.-Lord oligarchs of the Morea, who are Byron asked, what proofs have you of for power and plunder. This party is this ?-Your conduct in endeavouring to going down hill at a gallop. And, 3dly, crush the press, by declaiming against there is Ipsilanti, Odysseus, Negris, and it to Mavrocordato, and your general the mass who are nowbeginning to embrace abuse of liberal principles.-Lord Byron republican notions, finding that they can- said, that if he had held up his finger he not otherwise maiutain their power,-- could have crushed the press.I replied, Now the question is, which of these with all this power, which, by the way, parties should an honest man embrace.? you never possessed, you went to the
“ Capt. York, of the Alacrily, a ten- prince and poisoned his ear.-Lord gun brig, came on shore, a few days ago, Byron declaimed against the liberals to demand an equivalent for an Ionian whoin he knew. But what liberals ? I boat that bad been taken in the act of asked; did he borrow his notions of freegoing out of the Gulf of Lepanto with men from the Italians ? - Lord Byron. provisions, arms, &c. The Greek Aeet No; from the Hunts, Cartwrights, &c, at that time blockaded the harbour with and still, said I, you presented Cartfive brigs, and the Turks had fourteenwright's Reforın Bill
, and aided Hunt by vessels of war in the Gulf. The Captain praising his poetry and giving him the
sale of your works.-Lord Byron ex. RODOLPH'S DAUGHTER.
Original. -if not, the meanest of mankind.-He said he hoped his character did not depend on my assertions.—No, said I, your
THE moon-beams thro' the dark trees quiver, genius bas immortalized you. The worst And dance on the ripple of the river ; could not deprive you of fame.-Lord By. And every star in the clear blue sky, ron-Well; you shall see: judge me by my
Is bright as the glance of true love's eye. acts. When be wished me good night, So soft, and so silent, that even the kiss
0! sure love must wake in a night like this, I took up the light to conduct him to Of the sweet south breeze is heard to close the passage, but he said, What! hold up Its lips of perfume on the rose ! a light to a Turk."
And who is it sits in her bower, so lone
And pale, as the moon-lit turret-stone;
And anxious, as the futt'ring dove This is one of the relics of barbarous Seeking the grove for her wandering love! cookery--a compilation of grossness, 'Tis Rodolph's lily, wet with tears, gastronomically unscientific, and pre From a desponding heart supplied ; eminently unwholesome. Sugar, dough, Watching her love with anxious fears, and fat, are its basis, and in such pro
The victim of a father's pride : portion, that its lighter ingredients have
For her lover comes, in the silent hour,
To visit the ladie in her bower: not power to redeem its crudity.--No
In the still midnight, when the watchers slamwonder John Bull is dyspeptic, hypochon ber, driac,and suicidical, when plum-puddings And nought but hope, the minuets nunber ; and malt-liqour occupy his stomach so
And nought bat love awakes to listen,
And nought but stars, and tear-drops, glisten.often. Boiled dough is the food of his
He comes, with many a rash endeavour, youth-solid, stone-like dough-and when And but to say—" Farewell for ever!" he grows up, he mollifies his mess with And why should he rove, and why should they sugar and raisins ; scarcely a day passes
part, without a wedge of his favourite dish
And not unite, their truth to cherish/
Alas! her proud Sire's 'vengeful beart plum-pudding; and then he mopes and Decrees their passion's rose to perish! drinks his ale, until a sufficient quantity The youth is brave—and has gained him fame, of coculus indicus, or opium, or bangue But wealth, nor rank, he cannot claim, -the narcotic portion of his beverage
Nor ancestry's emblazon'd glory. nods him down to sleep. Yet John So why must they part-each fond hope smowonders why he suffers from indigestion !
therLeave off plum-pudding. The French, And Rodolph's lily wed another ! who know better than we do the science 0! how her eyes watcb the forest's shade, of cookery, laugh at us for still patro- Some tall tree's shadow o'er the glade,
As the fantastic moon-light throws zining it.
It seems as if her lover goes! PRINTER'S INK TOO MUCH FOR
And every fading leaf that flies
Where the wand'ring breeze thro' tbe foliage THE DEVIL.
sighs, “ UNDER the name of exorcism (says Seems like some lightsome footstep's tread, Mr. Bentham, in his Book of Fallacies) And ber cheek is fiusbid with a transieut red ; the Catholic Liturgy contains a form of I'hat quiver thro' their fringe-and dies! procedure for driving out devils. Even with the help of this instrument the operation cannot be performed with the desired success, but by an operator qualified by holy orders for the working of But hark ! sure some footstep is hast'ning there. this as well as many other wonders. In
Soft as the night breeze that kisses the fair,
And a courser, right eager, is spuffing the air. our days, and in our country, the same 'Tis her lover!-he pleads,-will the lady deny! object is attained, and beyond compa There's a blush on her cheek-there's a tear in rison more effectually, by so cheap an instrument as a
That tioge, now so deep, and to innocence dear, common Newspaper. That blush is for love, and for Nature that Before this talisman, not only devils, but tear ! ghosts, vampires, witc and all their Love is victor at last-to her young knight con: kindred tribes, are driven out of the land, The proud'halls of her fathers are fading behind, never to return again; the touch of holy And she smiles in pure hope thro' ber sorrow's water is not so intolerable to them as the clear tide, bare smell of printer's ink.”
With the world all before her-and love for ber guide!
her eye ;
LOVE IN A CONVENT.
THE BURN O' ARDOH. • A YOUNG NUN, who had been some
Addressed to Mary Stuart, London. time enamoured of a gay cavalier, re solved on scaling the walls of the convent, to be united to her admirer. Love is
Driginal. violent even in the breast of one who wears a veil, and the young lady con Air-" The Braes o' Tallymet." trived a most ingenious scheme to accomplish her wishes: she acquainted the FAR I've followed thee, Mary,
To the bonit burn o. Ardoh ; cavalier, by means of a communication
Hame I'll seek, nor see Mary, through the grating, that she had re
Till thou'rt wedded wi' me. solved upon breaking her bonds, and There thou sal see-there thou sal share enjoying liberty with him. He supposed The best ofouk-the best o' fare, that the resolution was never likely to be Thy comfort sal be a' our care.
Dear lassie listen to me. realized, inasmuch as there appeared so
Blithe the birdies sing, Mary, many difficulties thrown in the way ;
By the bodie burn o Ardob, but what will not love effect ?-she As the sprouts o' spring, Mary, pointed out a spot, through her letters, while wimplin' wildly out an in,
Busk the braes sae gaily ; where she would meet the cavalier on a An' dancin' down ilk little lion, certain night, directing him to have The burnie rawes wi' rantin' din, swift horses in attendance, and leave all
Whare we will wander daily. the rest to her care :-she acquainted Blest sal we be then, Mary, him that she would execute her plan, While baith late ao' air, Mary,
By the bonie burn of Ardoh ; and no one would ever know that she
I will dant thee dearly. had relinquished a religious life. It Wbile lave-rocks wauk the smilin' morn,
Au' linties wait the e'en's return, appeared to him a mystery how she could bring this about, and he was
The lowe o' lave will fondly burn
That heats this heart--my Mary. anxious to know the scheme she had in
DONALD DAU. agitation; but of this she declared he
• The Burn o' Ardoh is a small stream that must remain ignorant until it was com- partly separates the parishes of Methlick and pleted. One of her companions having Fyvie, in Aberdeenshire, and pays its tribute to died about that time, and having just the Yihan, a quarter of a mile below
the roofless been interred, she boldly entered the ruins of the house of Gight, once the family
dwelling place of the maternal ancestry of the tomb where the body was placed, and late Lord Byron, whose mother, with him, in inconveyed it to her own cell, where she fancy, resided there previous to her removal to placed it upon her couch, naving first Aberdeen.-[A continuation of the favours of
this eorrespondent is most earnestly requested.] put upon it some of her own clothing, she then set fire to the drapery of the room, and by means of a rope ladder
SHAKSPEARE. escaped from the convent, and joined
The first authentic collection of the her lover at the appointed place. The Plays of Shakspeare was printed for Gre soon alarmed those who were in the Heminge and Condell, by Jaggard and convent, and the cell was presently Blount, in the year 1623. The original crowded with the sisterhood, who con. price of this book was one pound; trived to put out the fire, but not before highest price it ever yet brought at our it had so disfigured the dead body that book-sales is 107 guineas, which the late no one suspected it to be any other than Mr. Boswell paid for the copy that was that of the nun who had contrived to Mr. Kemble's. This book, it is true, escape : they mourned her unhappy fate, had been rendered extremely beautiful, supposing that she had died by the fire, and had in its various stages cost Mr. and prayers were offered up for her soul's Kemble nearly three times that sum. repose.
This ingenious but dangerous it had been purified from all stains by scheme succeeded, and her honour was
the usual chemical process; it had been unsullied. The cavalier engaged liimself inlaid into a royal paper, and superbly as a merchant, and acquired considerable bound, at first in three volumes, but property, having previously married his
finally compressed into Thus intrepid admirer.
sumptuously equipped, it was deposited
in a neat case with a lock and key; and WOMEN.
except to the truer 'order of biblioIx youth, says Lord Byron, women graphical antiquaries, remains the most are our mistresses, at a riper age our precious copy of thaí folio.-BOADEN'S companions, iu old age our nurses, and Enquiry into the Authenticity of the in all ages our friends.
Portraits of Shakspeare.
The Spirit of the Aagazines. Much laurels round His Head-ne reign,
He rego and writte-UIM wborty care GERMAN ENGLISH. Ss writing vanquisher again,
Which garlans crown the Victors Hair! We have at this moment lying before
Make us one of the most singular productions
new conquests partis Writings we ever saw. It professes to be a col
And Songs, he compose masterly, lection of odes, in 32 different languages Thereby the Wises vanquishing, and dialects, in celebration of the birth
Himself the wisest, greatest witty. day of Frederick the Great. Whether Make new conquests par laws, commands they all proceeded from the pen of one He publish the most glorious poet or many, does not appear from the The vice vanquishing in his lands! work. We suspect that but few hands SELF original law, virtuous. were engaged in the compositions, for, o blisful Laud ! O blisful Land! as our readers will see presently, the writers were not particularly solicitous A blessing, with a sparing hand
THY FATHER, KING, HERO, WIBE, live to know much of the languages in which
Heavn selects and on few lands give. they undertook to magnify the glories of their hero. The English ode, which This is the Day-brandish'd trophies ! ranks fifth in the collection, seems to
Gods decreed to send FREDRICTAEE: have been one on which the poet prided O holy Synod! whose decrees, himself. It is rather longer than the
Have call and send him the Godly. rest, and is not accompanied with a This Day with thousend beauthies stord, Latin translation, which, sensibly enough, In all the World a holy day has been added to most of them, to Is every where solemn adord enable the reader to guess the author's The peoples sing jointly a lay. meaning. Perhaps some of our readers may regret that they had not also the Aurora Herald with his beam benefit of a versio, for it must be con. Auspicious sun will longer stream
Spread doubly purple rays around fessed the poet is occasionally soinewhat obscure. The composition is exactly
Today, whom Earth and Heaven sound. such as. we might suppose one of the And i GREAT FREDRIC this day rised Babylonish labourers to have spoken, So general a festivity, immediately after being afflicted with Demand also my sacrifice the confusion of tongues. Certainly the And my longing, my melody. notions of sense, metre, and rhyme, we O be alive in thousend Ycar, meet with in this piece, surpass every God eternal of mortals Gods! thing that has before fallen under our So often as this day appear observation :
Growing more young, more vivacious. THOU Greatest KING in all the age, Love eternal of subjects being In all the Land and World adord !
Fright eternal to mortal foe The little, Great, the sage, Savage God save. God bless the FATHER KING, THEE call the Greatest KING, and
God save-God bless the WISE, HERO. LORD What language, what words can express ON QUADRILLES. THY greatness? GREATEST OF THE
I AAVE resolved never again to dance; KINGS!
and yet this is a resolution at two-andTHY night, THY Wisdom is boundless,
thirty. Which muse, which Poete can THEE
For ten years I bave been a happy sing?
member of our social assemblies in the If half the World cause an uproar, pleasant town of M- My subscripIf all the nations him attake,
tion will be saved ; but how shall I fill Come FREDRIC—and be rage no more up the tedious winter months without
And flee, and beg the peace to make. the recollections of the past, and the And if the closeimbodied might
anticipations of the coming ball? DeOf Hell foes numrous send, alone
lightful companions of the full moon--Alone the arm of FREDRIC fight,
blooming evenings of defiance to bail and Aud self the Hell with HIM atone.
frost, ye are gone, and my solitary hearth
must be my solace. In vaio in vain the lions roar,
I shall never forget the night when the In vain the popled globe is foe:
seeds of your destruction were first sown. The fame of FREDRIC them dor
Louisa W. had to call, and I was ber He is Vanqnisher, is Hero.
delighted partner. The eager hands
were clapped, the discordant strings old friends is the most painful feeling in were screwed up into tune, and we were earth's pilgrimage, and I have done this debating with the venerable leader of our before I am grown grey. “ The Jully country band the negative merits of young Waterman," and "Money-musk, “the Honey-Moon,” and “Speed the and “the Devil among the Tailors," and Plough.” With the most correct taste “ Drops of Brandy,” and “Of she Louisa had decided for “ right and left," goes,” and “Mother Casey," and “ Molly a preference to “la poussett,"--we were put the Kettle on," and "Lady Montready. At that instant a handsome gomery," are with the things before the officer of dragoons.--the coxcomb !-. flood, and “I will weep for them." But advanced to Louisa, and in the most I will never abandon my earty faith for bumble tone---the puppy !---veatured to “ La Poule," or "L'Eté," or-psha! I recommend a quadrille. Louisa's eyes hate myself for even knowing these execonsulted mine, and I boldly consulted crable names. I will practise, even with the leader. I knew the range of his my own chairs, up the middle, down acquirements, and I was safe !---we went again, swing corners, hands four, and down with “ the Honey-Moon;" but the right and left,” till the gout overtakes eril was rooted.
me; but I will never prostitute myself Within a fortnight there was a special "dos-a-dos, chassée en ayant, balancer, meeting of the subscribers to our assem tourner les dames, or chaine Anglaise;"bly-room, to discuss an important ques. no, not if I could secure myself an, tion. It was convened at the particular exemption from crutches till my eightieth desire of a lady of fashion, who had winter. I have too much patriotism in become a temporary resident amongst my blood. us. I knew there was mischief brooding, I am satisfied that my batred to and, as I was petulant, 1 staid away, quadrilles is not a vain caprice, but is Poor Kit, the master of our bánd, and his founded upon moral and philosophical, faithful followers, were dismissed after principles. There is nothing kind, thirty years duteous service ; and four genial, manly, womanly, cheerful, ebul-, fiddlers, from Paine's I think they said, lient, in the quadrille. It is a formal and came from London by the coach---fine impertinent piece of personal display, powdered fellows, in silk stockings---but from beginning to end. It is cold, reno more to compare to Kit's crew, for pulsive, artificial: it requires practice strength and untiring execution, than a and skill; it is altogether an affair of Jew's-harp to a hand organ. But they feet, and not of the heart. It is un vere
wonderfully applauded; and suited to our climate and our habits : it Louisa, seeing that I would not sanction is for a people who would corrupt the, them, recommended me to take lessons. I uaconstrained intercourse of our English would as soon, have learned to speak dance into a matter of intrigue. Bat our High Dutch.
country dance was made expressly for, if They have now gone on for two years not by, our character. It requires no with their quadrilles; but I have done skill but what a good ear and good with them. I hate their curtsies and, humour inay supply; it breaks down their bowS---their skipping in and their the usual cold intercourse of the sexes skipping out,--their endless labyrinths, into an unpresuming and regulated famitheir barbarous nomenclature.
liarity; it calls forth all the thousand, Departed visions of the dear country graces of innocent hcarts and unclouded dances of my boyhood, to what foreign spirits ; it creates an interchange of land are ye fled ? Even the shopkeepers individual sentiments, in the midst of the of M --, who meet every Christian at most cordial sociality. No maiden ever the Hoop and Griffin to “a ball and went away less innocent in her freest supper," have banished you. Are you thoughts from a country dance, though gone to thrust out waltzes from Ger- her fingers had once or twice replied to a maoy, or fandangos from Spain? Are ye scarcely perceptible pressure from those departed to unnationalize other feet, as of her handsome partner. But the the detestable quadrilles bave corrupted balancing and footing of the quadrilleours ? Ah, no! have not the subtlety the display of personal advantages upon of your bated rival; like your unbappy the most approved system of studied countrymen, ye must give place to the grace, it is altogether an umatural and cuckoo tribe, who drive you from your constrained affair ; and when the simnests.
plicity of the heart is fled, its innocence It is only tweoty years since I learned, is knocking very hard to be let out. to dance-ay, sirs, under a pupil of the A ball supplies the most exquisite pleacelebrated Vestris; and my knowledge sure to yonthful and unsophisticated has become obsolete. To outlive one's minds; and let such enjoy it, in the fresh