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Where thou had'st sat the live-long day, Echo of the haunted rock,
Heard'st thou not my Azla's song? Or in the oft-frequented grove,
Sought she not the plighted oak That seemed the very shrine of love, Cayla's sylvan banks among ? When he was near, for whom thine eye Lingers she by airy steep, And fading cheek are never dry.
Or elfin lakelet still and deep ?
Rover of the land and sea
Zephyr! whither dost thou fly ?
Bear'st thou home the loaded bee?
Or the lover's secret sigh ?
Hast thou not my Azla seen
Through all the mazes thou hast been? wrung, Like a sweet instrument unstrung ; Didst thou perfume, O gentle gale ! Or a clear fountain chained by frost,
In Araby, thy fragrant breath ? Its beauty and its music lost.
In sweeter Tiviot's thymy vale ? They meet,--but ere the long embrace, On Cayla's hills of blossomed heath?
In speechless trance one moment stand, Or, Zephyr ! hast thou dared to sip Each gazing on the other's face,
The sigh of love from Azla's lip ! With neek advanced, and outstretched Young Azla's eye of tender blue hand,
Outvies the crystal fountain bright, Unseen, forgotten all around,
Her silken locks of sunny hue, Like statues rooted to the ground,
The birch-tree's foliage floating light ; That forward bend with looks of love,
And light her form as bounding fawn But never from their bases move.
That flies the plains at early dawn. Then gush the soul-relieving tears,
And on his cheek her lips are burning- When o'er her warbling harp I've hung, Who would not bear the exile's fears And heard its witch-notes wildly blending To share his bliss returning !
With accents of a sweeter tongue What joy is his, as once again
That aye its lovely aid was lending, Her faithful arms around him strain,
I could have deem'd that minstrel fair And in her beaming eye appears
Some spirit of th'enchanted air ! Love but increased by absent years!
Like youthful Spring's refreshing green, This is their bridal day,—and they
Like dewy Morning's smile of gladness, From the glad rout have stolen away, The radiance of her look serene With a few chosen friends to take
Might win to joy the soul of sadness ; A short hour's pastime on the lake ;
But where in nature shall I find And there becalmed they lie,
An image for my Azla's mind !
The azure depths of summer noon
Might paint her pure and happy breast, Now in the middle heaven they're hung,
Yet, like the melancholy moon, And wide their sable folds are flung,
She loveth pensive pleasures best ; And twice the darken'd hills have rung
And seeks her fairy solitudes Their answer long and loud ;
Embosom'd in the leafy woods. The lake assumes an inky hue,
The melodies of air and earth, The sky hath lost its laughing blue,
The hues of mountain, wood, and sky, And holds a funeral pall to view,- And loneliness, more sweet than mirth, And bursting from the cloud
That leads the mind to musings high, O God! can love nor virtue save
Give to the fair euthusiast's face The young, the guiltless, from the grave ! The charm of more than earthly grace!
- That bolt hath smote the hapless boat, And wide her smoking timbers float,
But hark !-Adown the whispering grove And o'er the lovers shuts the ruthless I hear the sound of Azla's feet wave!
She comes, my own, my only love, August 21, 1817.
My fondly plighted vows to meet
And, oh! her eyes that softly shine
Confess that angel heart is mine!
Down this wild untrodden dell,
Array'd in robes of light and love,
And Thou, amidst thy leafy wood, Yet visions more divine thou canst not see, Art all so lovely, pure, and good,
Than the real bliss, to mortal sense reThat it might seem heaven's solitude,
vealed, And thou an angel there, Mary! That raps my soul while gazing thus on
To roam with love and thee, Mary
(From the Spanish of Lope de Vega.) An Angel dwells with me, Mary! I say, have said it, and will ever say,
That friendship is the height of earthly
joy ; SOXNET TO
But where the spot of Spain, or Greece, or
Rome, ART thou some spirit from the realms Cangive the friend true and without alloy?
above That wanderest here to human ways un.
I praise, and reverence, and love, and bless,
The mortal, to whom heaven supreme known,
above And, when a mortal views thee, Aiest the
Has given that greatest good, a faithful grove ?
friend; To meet her longing mate no feathered
Nor scanty here, I own, to me its love. dove On swifter pinions fies, than thou hast To have a perfect friend, with whom to flown,
share Soon as thy glory on my eyes had shown, The very soul, and every weal and woe, And waked my soul to wonder and to love. Is truly bliss supreme to man on earth ; Ah! thou art fled, and yet thou wert so -Yet grant not me this choicest boon nigh,
below : That o'er my check, warm with the For though to have, indeed, be matchless breath of May,
gain, Thy shadow passed, and waked my half
Yet ah ! to lose is too, too, bitter pain. Yet where, my angel, whither wouldst thou
fly? It is to Heaven ? O fy not then away! For Heaven is here, if thou wilt only The soothing shades of gloaming stay.
With gladsome heart I see, Königsberg,
When by the streamlet roaming
To meet, my love, with thee.
Seems fairer than by day,
Thou wilt not long delay.
Delights my listening ear, In careless pasture, loosely robed, she It tells the hour is bringing.
My fairest angel here. One lily arm thrown circling o'er her
Methinks, more brighly beaming, eyes,
The stars look from above :
Each like a fond eye, gleaming
With joy, to see my love. ing skies;
Oh! come then, love, nor linger, And on her thin-robed bosom softly dies
For day has gone to rest, The murmuring breeze in odorous gardens And night, with dewy finger, bred.
The woods in grey has drest.
Thy shadowy form to see,
A curtain spreads for thee.
LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE.
We have great pleasure in announcing rect, even in matters of the highest im. to our readers, that Professor Leslie is at portance."-We need not multiply opi. present engaged in a series of very curious nions to the same effect, because it is well and important experiments, which will known, that the most cminent critics have throw new light on the constitution and been uniformly of the same opinion. In phenomena of our atmosphere. In the his modest prospectus, Mr Bellamy las prosecution of his views, he has been led submitted to the public a few passages, to construct a delicate and powerful instru- taken at random from his proposed New ment, on which he has bestowed the name Translation, and the importance of his corof Æthriosrope.
rections will be evident to every one who Dr Thomas Thomson, author of the will take the trouble to compare them with System of Chemistry, which, with other the authorized version. works, has deservedly ranked him with The Dramatic Works of the late Me the first of modern chemists, has, we are Sheridan, prefaced by a correct life of the happy to understand, been appointed to author, derived from authentic materials, fill the situation of Chemical Lecturer in are preparing for publication, by Mr T. the University of Glasgow.
Wilkie, of Paternoster-row. The long subMr John Bellamy has now finished sisting connection between the illustrious his twenty years' labour on the Hebrew author and the Wilkie family, is a guaran. Scriptures. The first portion is about tee to the public of the genuine character to be printed, and will be delivered to the of whatever work appears in which their subscribers at one guinea per copy, before names are topographically united. the conclusion of this year. We need not Mr Richard Hand, glass-painter, proinform our theological and bibliographical poses to publish, by subscription, a Pracreaders, that, important as are the ancient tical Treatise on the Art of Painting on books of divine revelation, they have not Glass, compiled and arranged from the been presented to the Christian world since original manuscripts of his late father, the second century, except through the Richard Hand, historical glass-painter to medium of translations, made from other his Majesty. The discoveries of modern translations. It is believed, for example, chemistry, which have brought to our knowthat the first authorized English version ledge various new metals and oxydes, which was made for the most part from Luther's produce by vitrification many beautiful coGerman translation, which was itself made lours necessary for painting on glass, and from the Latin Vulgate. “ Were a ver- which were unknown to the ancients, will sion of the Bible,” says Bishop Newcomb, be duly noticed, to correct an erroneous “ executed in a manner suitable to the idea that they excelled in the art; and, in magnitude of the undertaking, such a mea- opposition to the mistaken notion, that the sure would have a direct tendency to esta- art has been lost, it will be clearly shown blish the faith of thousands-- let the He. that it has been continued to the present brew and Christian prophets appear in day, and that in former times it was never their proper garb: let us make them holy brought to the perfection it has now atgarments for glory and for beauty.”—“In- tained. The mistaken grounds on which numerable instances," says Dr Blackwall, the ancients are supposed to have excelled “ might be given of faulty translation of in the art will be pointed out, and such the divine original.”- And Dr Waterlard positive proofs of their inferiority be adadmits, that, “ Our last English version duced, as will leave no further room for is undoubtedly capable of very great im- erroneous misconception on the subject. provements.”—“ Nothing,” says Bishop A pamphlet has lately been printed in Louth, " would more effectually conduce London on the subject of the Herculanean to remove objections, than the exhibiting of manuscripts ; and M. Millin, of Paris, has the Holy Scriptures themselves in a more published in the Magazin Encyclopediaque advantageous and just light, by an accu- some account of the same. It appears that rate revisal of our vulgar translation.”- a Dr Sickler, a Hanoverian, conceives he " The version now in use," says Dr Du- has invented an improved mode of unrollrell, “ does not in many places exhibit the ing them, and that he is to be patronised sense of the text, and mistakes it, besides, in his plan. Mr Hayter was, in December in an infinite number of instances.”_ last, at Paris, with a view to unrol the six “ Whoever," observes Professor Symonds, manuscripts given by the King of Naples “ examines our version in present use, to the Emperor Napoleon ; but, being obwill find that it is ambiguous and incor. liged to make use of the ancient method,
his progress, in spite of his zeal, was not Speedily will be published, a Practical more rapid, nor his success greater, than Inquiry into the Causes of the frequent at Naples. We collect from a letter of Sir Failure of the Operations for extracting T. Tyrwhitt, that the great collection of and depressing the Cataract ; with a dethese manuscripts remain at Naples in scription of a new and improved series of tatu 9:40.
operations, by which most causes of failure The Mineral, Agricultural, and Statis- may be avoided; by Sir William Adams. tical Particulars of Derbyshire, have with M. L. Abbé Bossut is printing intromore accuracy and minutiæ been described ductory Latin and Italian Books, on the by Whitehurst, Pilkington, Mawe, and plan of his far-famed introductory French Farey, particularly by the latter, than any Books. A Latin Word-Book and Phraseother of the English counties ; in addition Book, and an Italian Word-Book and to which, a thick quarto volume on its To- Phrase-Book, may therefore be expected in pography, Antiquities, and other Analo- a few weeks. gous subjects, will appear in a very few The following method of curing the Stone weeks, by Messrs Lysons, in the course of has lately been communicated by an African publication of their Magna Britannia, negro :-“ Take a quarter of a pint of the which is intended to supply similar details expressed juice of horse-mint, and a quarfor all the counties. It is said to have been ter of a pint of red onion juice, evening all along the intention of the Board of and morning, till the cure is perfected. Agriculture and Internal Improvement, White onions will not have the same effect 10 cause separate mineral, manufacturing, as red. To get the juice of them, they may and statistical reports to be made and be cut in thin slices, and well salted, and published, regarding each of the counties. bruised between two pewter plates. It is, À more fit time for prosecuting this de- however, the juice of the horse-mint which sign, than the present, has not occurred, possesses the most virtue in this disorder ; since the establishment of this important and a strong decoction of this will gener. Board ; and it is hoped, that, by its means, rally, in time, effect a cure.” the other English counties may, ere many Don Valenzuela has discovered that years elapse, be placed on a par with Der. meat may be preserved fresh for many byshire, as to the degree of information months, by keeping it immersed in mocollected and published concerning these sub- lasses. jects.
A material for roofing, cheap and du. Among the foreigners lately arrived rable, is formed by dipping sheets of coarse from Rome, says a French paper, is paper (such as button-makers use) in boil. Mr Watson, a Scotch gentleman, who ing tar, and nailing them on boards or laths, is on his way to London. Mr Watson exactly in the same manner as slates. After. is the proprietor of the archives of the wards the whole is to be coated over with Stuart family, which he discovered, and a mixture of pitch and powdered coal, chalk, bought of M. Tassoni, the Pope's auditor, or brick-dust. This forms a texture, which and executor to the will of the late Cardi- completely resists every description of weanal York. These papers are actually on
ther for an unknown time. Extensive their way to England, the British Govern- warehouses at Deal, Dover, and Canter. ment having sent two men of war to Civita bury, and churches and farm-houses in the Vecchia to transport them thither. They north, have been so roofed for more than are numerous, authentic, and very value fifty years, without requiring repairs. able-being estimated at half a million. Dr E. D. Clarke, in a letter to Dr They illustrate every thing obscure in the Thomson, says, that in using the gas blowhistory of the last Stuarts, and throw new pipe, two precautions are necessary :lights on the literature, the history, and First, As a precaution for his safety, the the politics of the most interesting period operator, before igniting the gas, should of modern times. In the literary part is a apply his ear to the apparatus, (gently turncorrespondence between King James and ing the stop-cock of the jet at the same Fenelon, Swift, the Bishop of Rochester, time,) and listen to determine, by the bubLord Bolingbroke, Marshal Keith, and bling noise of the oil, whether it be actu. other equally celebrated personages. In ally within the safety cylinder. The oil the political part, there are above six thou may be drawn into the reservoir, whenever sand autographs of the Stuart Family; as the piston is used, if the stop-cock below well as a great number of letters from the piston be not carefully shut, before the Charles XII., Peter the Great, Louis XIV., handle is raised. If there have been a par. and almost all the sovereigns of Europe. tial detonation in the safety cylinder, as
Profesor Orfila, author of the important sometimes happens, when the gas is nearwork on Animal, Mineral, and Vegetable ly expended, this precaution is doubly nePoisons, has in the press, at Paris, an ele- cessary, to ascertain whether the oil have mentary work on Chemistry. An English not been driven into the reservoir ; when translation will appear soon after the pub. an explosion of the whole apparatus would lication of the original.
be extremely probable. Lzing this pre
caution, the diameter of the jet may be so One sees that copper is a chief ingredient in enlarged as to equal one-thirty-fifth of an the volcanic productions ; one meets with inch. Second, if, with this diameter, the it in abundance in the different species of heat of the flame be not sufficient to melt lavas. Vesuvius, which has been in cona platinum wire, whose diameter equals stant activity since 1813, has entirely coone-tenth of an inch, the operator may be vered its ancient crater with a thick crust, assured his experiments will not be attend. in the midst of which the new eruptions ed with accurate results. The melting of have thrown up two little transparent elethe platinum wire ought to be considered vations, whence issue smoke, ashes, and as a necessary trial of the intensity of the stones, which are frequently vitrified, so heat ; which should be such, that this wire that, after they have fallen, one finds the not only fuses and falls in drops before the ground covered with threads of transparent flame, but also exhibits a lively scintilla- glass. This crust is so considerable, that, tion, resembling the combustion of iron unless it has some support, or if an earth. wire, exposed to the same temperature. quake should take place, the sinking in of It must, he says, have appeared very re- the matter which composes it, will produce markable, that while the reduction of the an effect similar to that of the eruption earths to the metallic state, and particu- which took place in the time of Titus. larly of barytes, was so universally admit- M. Maio, of Milan, has lately publishted by all who witnessed my experiments ed an advertisement relative to a treatise with the gas blow-pipe in Cambridge, the on Virtue, discovered by him in the Amexperiments which took place at the Royal brosian Library, and attributed to Philo, Institution, for the express purpose of ob- but which was written, according to others, taining the same results, totally failed. by George Gemistus Plethon, a Greek auThis will, however, appear less remarkable, thor of the 15th century ; it has even been when it is now added, that my own expe- printed long since under the name of this riments began, at length, to fail also. second author, (Græcè et Latinè, Basilea, During the Easter vacation, owing to causes Oporin, 1552, 8vo. Græce cum Stobxo, I could not then explain, the intensity of Antuerpiæ, Plantin, 1575, in fol. &c.) In the heat was so much diminished in the consequence M. Maio declares, that he flame of the ignited gas, that I was some- cuts it off from the catalogue of inedited times unable to effect the fusion of plati. works, recently published by hiin, observnum wire, of the thickness of a common ing, however, that it would not be impos. knitting needle. The blame was, of course, sible to claim this little tract for Philo imputed to some supposed impurity, or Ist, because the Milan MS. ascribes it to want of due proportion, in the gaseous him--2d, because the style does not apmixture ; when, to our great amazement, pear unworthy of antiquity-3d, because the intensity of the heat was again restored, Gemistus Plethon, who borrowed many simply by removing a quantity of oil which things from ancient authors, c. g. from A. bad accumulated in the cap of the safety ristotle, Theophrastus, Xenophon, Plu. cylinder, and which had acquired a black tarch, and Arian, may have borrowed this colour. About this time Dr Wollaston tract from Philo--4th, and lastly, because arrived in Cambridge, and was present at
Philo really did compose works upon Virsome experiments, in company with the tue, which we do not now possess. But M. Dean of Carlisle, and our professor of che- Maio, foreseeing the answers that might be mistry. Dr Wollaston brought with him made to these four observations, and being some pure barytes. It was immediately unwilling to enter into any controversy on observed, that with this newly prepared this subject with the learned, invites them harytes there was no possibility of obtain. to consider, as annulled, the edition which ing any metallic appearance. The barytes he has given of this little work, and of deliquesced before the ignited gas, and which he has distributed but a very few drops of a liquid caustic matter fell from copies. We cannot, however, regret that it. Hence it became evident, that the fail- M. Maio should have been induced to ure here, and at the Royal Institution, publish this treatise, as we should other. might be attributed to the same cause ; wise have, perhaps, had to wait till another namely, the impurity of the barytes; opportunity for the valuable and most imwhich proved to be, in fact, a hydrate; portant information contained in his preface. and its reduction to the metallic state be- M. Fontani, Librarian at Florence, anfore the ignited gas, was thereby rendered nounces the publication of inedited letters impracticable.
of Poggio, in 2 or 3 volumes 8vo. He pro
poses also to publish the catalogue of the ITALY.
MSS. of the Riccardian Library. This caThe present eruptions of Vesuvius are a- talogue will form 3 or 4 volumes in folio. stonishing. Copper, iron, acid of soda, sulphur, sulphuric acid, clay, and sometimes
GERMANY. ammoniac from salts, often agglomerated, The Emperor of Austria, desirous of adand often divided either wholly or in part. vancing useful knowledge, and transplant