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vering his father's late successful Drury Lane To "energise the object I pursue,” (3) Address), I composed the following hymn, where- And give both Belial and his dance their due ! withal to make my sentiments known to the public; whom, nevertheless, I heartily depise, as well as (Famed for the growth of pedigrees and wine),
Imperial Waltz! imported from the Rhine the critics. I am, Sir, yours, etc. etc.
Long be thine import from all duty free,
And hock itself be less esteem'd than thee;
In some few qualities alike-for hock
The head to hock belongs—thy subtler art
Intoxicates alone the heedless heart:
And wakes to wantonness the willing limbs.
As heaven-born Pitt can testify below, Terpsichore !-too long misdeem'd a maid
Ere cursed Confederation made thee France's, Reproachful term-bestow'd but to upbraid - And only left us thy d--d debts and dances! Henceforth in all the bronze of brightness shine, Of subsidies and Hanover bereft, The least a vestal of the virgin Nine.
We bless thee still-for George the Third is left! Far be from thee and thine the name of prude;
Of kings the best-and last, not least in worth, Mock’d, yet triumphant; snecr'd at, unsubdued; For graciously begetting George the Fourth. ! Thy legs must move to conquer as they fly,
To Germany, and highnesses serene, If but thy coals are reasonably high;
Who owe us millions—don't we owe the queen ? Thy breast-if bare enough-requires no shield; To Germany, what owe we not besides ? Dance forth-sans armour thou shalt take the field, So oft bestowing Brunswickers and brides; And own-impregnable to most assaults,
Who paid for vulgar with her royal blood, Thy not too lawfully-begotten “Waltz."
Drawn from the stem of each Teutonic stud:
Who sent us—so be pardon'd all her faultsHail, nimble nymph! to whom the young hussar, A dozen dukes, some kings, a queen-and Waltz. The whisker'd votary of waltz and war, His night devotes, despite of spur and boots ; But peace to her-her emperor and diet, A sight unmatch'd since Orpheus and his brutes :
Though now transferr'd to Buonaparte's “fiat!" Hail spirit-stirring Waltz!-beneath whose banners Back to my theme-O Muse of motion ! say, A modern hero fought for modish manners;
How first to Albion found thy Waltz her way? On Hounslow's heath to rival Wellesley's(2) fame, Borne on the breath of hyperborean gales, Cock'd-fired—and miss’d his man—but gain'd his From Hamburg's port (while Hamburg yet had aim;
mails), Hail, moving Muse! to whom the fair one's breast
Ere yet unlucky Fame-compellid to creep Gives all it can, and bids us lake the rest.
To snowy Gottenburg—was chill'd to sleep; Oh! for the flow of Busby, or of Fitz,
Or, starting from her slumbers, deign'd arise, The latter's loyalty, the former's wits,
Heligoland ! to stock thy mart with lies;
(1) “Glance their many-twinkling feet."-Gray.
gotten-it is, however, worth remembering -“Salvador del 3) To rival Lord Wellesley's, or his nephew's, as the reader mundo!” credite posteri! If this be the appellation annered pleases :—the one gained a prelly woman, whom he deserved, by the inhabitants of the Peninsula to the name of a man who by fighting for; and the other has been fighting in the Peninsula has not yet saved them-query-are they worth saving, even in many a long day, " by Shrewsbury clock,” without gaining any this world? for, according to the mildest modifications of any thing in that country but the title of “the Great Lord,” and Christian creed, those three words make the odds much against 1 " she Lord;" which savours of profanalion, having been hitherto them in the next.-"Saviour of the world,” quotha !--it were lo
applied only to that Being to whom “Te Deums” for carnage are be wished that he, or any one else, could save a corner of it--his u.e rankest blasphemy. It is to be presumed the General will country. Yet this stupid misnomer, although it shows the near one day selurn to his Sabine farm; there
connection between superstition and impiely, so far has its use, “ To tame the genius of the stubborn plain,
that it proves there can be little to dread from those Catholics Almost us quickly as he conquer'd Sprin!"
(inquisitorial Catholics loo) who can confer such an appellation The Lord Pelerborough conquered continents in a summer; we
on a Protestant. I suppose next year he will be entitled the do more, we contrive both to conquer and lose them in a shorter “ Virgia Mary:" if so, Lord George Gordon bimself would have season. If the “great Lord's” Cincinnaliun progress in agri- nothing to object to such liberal bastards of our Lady of Babylon. culture be no speedier than the proportional average of time in
() Among the addresses sent in to the Drury Lane Committee l'ope's coaplet, il will, according to the farmx's propord, be
was one by Dr. Busby, which began by asking** ploughing with dogs.”
"" When energising objects men pursue, Py the by- one of this illustrious person's new titles is for. What are the prodigies they cannot do?"- E.
While unburnt Moscow (1) yet had news tu seni, To one and all the lovely stranger came,
And every bail-room echoes with her name.
Endearing Waltz!--to thy more melting lune Then famed of Austerlitz thc bolest despatch,
Bow Irish jig, and ancient rigadoon. Which Moniteur nor Morning Post can match;
Scotch reels, avaunt! and country-dance, forego And-almost crush'd beneath the glorious news
Your future claims to each fantastic tve! Ten plays, and forty tales of Kotzebue's;
Waltz-Waltz alone-both legs and arms demands, One envoy's letters, six composers' airs,
Liberal of feet, and lavish of her hands; And loads from Frankfort and from Leipsic fairs;
Hands which may freely range in public sight Meiner's four volumes upon womankind,
Where ne'er before-but-pray“ put out the light.” Like Lapland witches to ensure a wind;
Methinks the glare of yonder chandelier Brunck's heaviest tome for ballast, and to back it,
Shines much too far-or I am much too near; Of Heyne, such as should not sink the packet.
And true, though strange-Waltz whispers this
remark, Fraught with this cargo—and her fairest freight, “My slippery steps are safest in the dark!" Delightful Waltz, on tiploe for a male,
But here the Muse with due decorum halts,
And lends her longest petticoat to Waltz.
Observani travellers of every time!
Ye quartos publish'd upon every clime!
Can aught from cold Kamschaika to Cape Horn Display'd so much of leg, or more of week,
With Waltz compare, or after Walız be borne ? Than thon, aindrosial Waliz, when first the moon Ah, no! from Morier's pages down to Gail's, Beheld thee Twirling io a Saxon tune!
Each tourist pens a paragraph for Waltz. To you, ye husbands of ten years! whose brows
Shades of those belles whose rein began of yore, Ache with the annual tributes of a spouse;
With Gcorge the Third's-andended long before! To you of nine years less, who only bear
Though in your daughters' daughters yel you thrive, The budding sprouts of those that you shall wear,
Burst from your lead, and be yourselves alive! With added ornaments around them roll'il
Back to the ball-room speed your spectred host: Of native brass, or law-awarded gold;
Fools' Paradise is dull to that you lost. To you, ye mairons, ever on the watch
No treacherous powder bids conjecture quake; To mar a son's, or make a daughter's, match;
No stilf-starch'd stays make meddling fingers ache; To you, ye children of-whom chance accords--
(Transferr'l to those ambiguous things that ape Always the ladies, and sometimes their lords;
Goals in their visage, (3) women in their shape;) To you, ye single gentlemen, who seck
No damsel faints when rather closely press’d, Torments for life, or pleasures for a week; But more caressing seems when most caress'il; As love or Hymen your endeavours guide,
Superfluous hartshorn, and reviving salts, To gain your own, or 'snatch another's bride; Both banishi’d by the sovereign cordial Waltz.
(1) The palliolie arson of our amiable allies cannot be sulli- louched Ukraine has subscribed sixty thousand beeves for a day's ciently commended-por subscribed for. Amongst other details meal 10 our suffering manufacturers. omilled in the various despatches of our cloquent ambassador, he (2) Dancing-girls--who do for hire what Waliz doth gratis. did not state (being 100 much occupied will the exploits of Co-! (5) Il cannot be complained now, as, in the Lady Baussière's lonel C--, in swimming rivers frozen, and galloping over roads time of the - Sieur de la Croix," that there life " no whiskers;" impassable, that one entire province perislied hy samine in the but how far these are indications of valour in the field, or elsemost melancholy manner, as follows:-in General Rostopenin's where, may still be questionable. Noch may be, and liath been, consummate conllagration, the consump!ion of lallow and train gionched on both sides. In the olden time philosopliers had oil was so great that the marker was inadequate to the demand: , wlishers, and soldiers none-Scipio hinsels was shaven-Ilanand thus one hundred and thirty-three thousand persons were ibal thought his one eye handsome enough without a beard; starved to death, by being reduced 10 wholesome diel! TIC but Adrian, the emperor, wore a beard having warts on liis etin, lamplighters of London have since subscribed a pint (of oil) a wirich neither thic Empress Sabina nor' reven the courtiers could pice, and the tallow-chandlers have unanimously voted a quan- abide) — Turenne had whisher's, Marlborough none-Buona; arie tily of best moulds (foar to the pound), 10 the relief of the sur is unwbiskered, the Regent whiskered; "argal" greatness of viving Scythians ;-lhe scarrity will soon, by such exertions, and , mind and whiskers may or may not go together: but certainly a proper attention to the quality rather than the quantity of pro- the different occurrences, since the growin of the last menvision, be lolally alleviated. It is said, in return, that the un- tioned, go further in behalf of whiskers than the anathema o.
Seductive Waltz!-hough on thy native shore The ball begins—the honours of the house Even Werler's self proclaim'd thee half a whore; First duly done by daughter or by spouse, Werter-10 decent vice though much inclined, Some potentate-or royal or sereneYet warm, not wanton ; dazzled, but not blind - With Kent's gay grace, or sapient Gloster's m'en, Though gentle Genlis, in her strife with Staël, Leads forth the ready dame, whose rising flush Would even proscribe thee from a Paris ball; Might once have been mistaken for a blush. Thee fashion hails—from countesses to queens,
From where the garb just leaves the bosom free, And maids and valets waltz behind the scenes: That spot where hearts (5) were once supposed to be; Wide and more wide thy witching circle spreads, Round all the confines of the yielded waist, And turns—if nothing else—at least our heads; The strangest hand may wander undisplaced; With thee even clumsy cits attempt to bounce, The lady's in return may grasp as much And cockneys practise what they can't pronounce. As princely paunches offer to her touch. Gods! how the glorious theme my strain exalts, Pleased round the chalky floor how well they trip, And rhyme finds partner rhyme in praise of Waltz! One hand reposing on the royal hip;
The other to the shoulder no less royal Blest was the time Waltz chose for her debut;
Ascending with affection truly loyal ! The court, the Regent, like herself were new ;(1)
Thus front to front the partners move or stand, New face for friends, for foes some new rewards; Nesr ornaments for black and royal guards ;
The foot may rest, but none withdraw the hand, New laws to hang the rogues that roar'd for bread; The Earl of Asterisk-and Lady Blank;
And all in turn may follow in their rank, New coins (most new) (2) to follow those that fled; Sir Such-a-one-with those of fashion's host, New victories-nor can we prize them less,
For whose blest surnames-vide Morning Post, Though Jenky wonders at his own success;
(Or if for that impartial print too late, [date) New wars, because the old succeed so well,
Search Doctors' Commons six months from my That most survivors envy those who fell;
Thus all and each, in movement swift or slow, New mistresses-no, old--and yet 't is true,
The genial contact gently undergo; Though they be old, the thing is something new;
Till some might marvel, with the modest Turk, Each new, quite new - (except some ancient
If nothing follows all this palming work ?" (6) tricks), (3)
True, honest Mirza !-you may trust my rhyme-
Something does follow, at a filter lime;
In private may resist him--if it can.
Fitzpatrick, Sheridan, (7) and many more!
And thou, my prince! whose sovereign taste and will Hoops are no more, and petticoats not much; It is to love the lovely beldames still! Morals and minuels, virtue and her stays,
Thou ghost of Queensberry! whose judging sprite And tell-tale powder-all have had their days. Satan may spare to perp a single night,
Anselme did against Jong hair in the reign of Henry I.-For why then make sport of me; then let me be your jest; I deserva merly red was a favourite colour. See Lodowick Barrey's co
it. How now? whither bear you this? medy of Ram Alley, 1661; Act I. Scene I.
“Mrs. Ford. What have you to do whither they bear it?-you "Taffela. Now for a wager-What coloured beard comes next were best meddle with buck-wasbing." by the window ?
(4) The gentle, or ferocious, reader may fill up the blank as he "Adriana. A black man's, I think.
pleasos—there are several dissyllabic names at his service (being **Taffeta. I think not so: I think a red, for that is most in already in the Regent's): it would not be fair to back any peculasbion."
liar initial against the alphabet, as every month will add to the There is “nothing new under the sun ;" but red, then a fa- list now entered for the sweepstakes :-a distinguished consonant tourile, has now subsided into a farourile's colour.
is said lo be the favourite, much against the wishes of the knowing (1) An anachronism-Waltz and the battle of Austerlitz are before said to have opened the ball together: the bard means (il (5) “We have changed all that,” says the Mock Doctor- 't is he means anything), Waltz was not so much in vogue till the all gone-Asmodeus knows where. After all, it is of no great Regent allained the acme of his popularity. Waltz, the comet, importance how women's hearts are disposed of; they have nawhiskers, and the new government, illuminated beaven and earth, lure's privilege to distribute them as absurdly as possible. But in all their glory, much about the same time: of these the comet there are also some men with hearts so thoroughly bad, as lo only has disappeared; the other three continue lo astonish us remind us of those phenomena often mentioned in natural, hisstill.-Printer's Devil.
lory; viz. a mass of solid stone-only to be opened by forcee) Among others a new ninepence-a creditable coin now and when divided, you discover a toad in the centre, lively, and forthcoming, worth a pound, in papər, at the sairest calculation with the reputation of being venomous.
(3) " Oh tbal righl should thus overcome might!” Who does (6) in Turkey a pertinent, here an impertinent and supernot remember the delicate investigation" in the Merry W’ives Muous, question-literally put, as in the text, by a Persian lo of Windsor?
Morier on seeing a waltz in Pera.-Vide Morier's Travels. * Ford. Pray you, come near: if I suspect without cause, (7) “I once beard Sheridan repeat, in a ball-room, some verses,
Pronounce-if ever in your days of bliss
To gaze upon that eye which never met Asmodeus struck so bright a stroke as this; Another's ardent look without regret; Tolcach the young ideas how to rise,
Approach the lip which all, without restraint, Flush in the cheek, and languish in the eyes; Come near enough—if not to touch-lo taint; Rush to the heart, and lighten through the frame. If such thou lovest-love her then no more, With half-told wish and ill-dissembled flame, Or give-like her-caresses to a score; For prurient nature still will storm the breast Her mind with these is gone, and with it go Who, tempted thus, can answer for the rest? The little left behind it to bestow. But ye—who never felt a single thought
Voluptuous Waltz! and dare I thus blaspheme. For what our morals are to be, or ought;
Thy bard forgot thy praises were his theme. Who wisely wish the charms you view to reap, Terpsichore, forgive!-at every ball Say–would you make those beauties quite so cheap? My wife now waltzes--and my daughters shall; Hot from the hands promiscuously applied, My son—(or stop—'t is needless to inquireRound the slight waist, or down the glowing side, These little accidents should ne'er transpire; Where were the rapture then to clasp the form Some ages hence our genealogic tree From this lewd grasp and lawless contact warm? Will wear as green a bough for him as me)At once love's most endearing thought resign, Waltzing shall rear, to make our name amends, To press the hand so press'd by none but thine; Grandsons for me-in heirs to all his friends.
A FRAGMENT OF A TURKISH TALE.
" One falal remembrancc-one sorrow that throws
Its bleak shade alike o'er our joys and our woes-
TO SAMUEL ROGERS, ESQ.
This Production is Inscribed,
mon in the East than formerly; either because the ladies are more circumspect than in the “olden
time,” or because the Christians have better fortune, The tale which these disjointed fragments pre- or less enterprise. The story, when entire, consent is founded upon circumstances now less com- tained the adventures of a female slave, who was
(1) 'The Giaour published in May 1813, and abundantly sus. Minstrel. The fragmentary style of the composition was suglained the impression created by the two first cantos of Childe gested by the then new and popular Columbus of Mr. Rogers. Harold. It is obvious that in this, the first of his romantic nar As to the subject, it was not merely by recent travel that the auratives, Lord Byron's versification reflects the admiration be thor had familiarized himself with Turkish history. "Old Knolles,' always avowed for Mr. Coleridge's Christabel,-the irregular he said at Missolonghi, a few weeks before his death, “was one of rhythm of which had already been adopted in the Lay of the Last the first books that gave me pleasure when a child ; and I believe
thrown, in the Mussulman manner, into the sea for infidelity, and avenged by a young Venetian, her lover, at the time the Seven Islands were possessed by the Republic of Venice, and soon after the Arnauts were beaten back from the Morea, which they had ravaged for some time subsequent to the Russian invasion. The desertion of the Mainoles, on being refused the plunder of Misitra, led to the abandonment of that enterprise, and to the desolalion of the Morea, during which the cruelty exercised on all sides was unparalleled even in the annals of the Faithful. (1)
Fair clime!(3) where every season smiles
No breath of air to break the wave
it bad much influence on my future wishes to visit the Levant, and nto the sea! I did not hesitate as to what was to be done. I gare, perhaps, the oriental colouring which is observed in my knew I could depend on my faithful Albanians, and rode up to the poetry." In the margin of his copy of Mr. D’Israeli's Essay on oslicer commanding the party, threatening, in case of his resusa! the Literary Characler, we find the following note:-"knolles, to give up his prisoner, that I would adopt means to compel bim. Cantemir, De Toul, Lady M. W. Monlague, Hawkins's translation He did not like the business he was on, or perhaps the deterfrom Mignol's History of the Turks, the Arabian Nights-all mined look of my body-guard, and consented to accompany me travels or histories, or books upon the East, I could meet with, 11 back to the city with the girl, whom I soon discovered to be my bad read, as weil as Ricaut, before I was ten years old."-E. Turkish favourile. Sustice it to say, thal my interference with
(0) An event, in which Lord Byron was personally concerned, the chief magistrate, backed by a heavy bribe, saved her; but it andoubtedly supplied the groundwork of this lale; but for the was only on condition that I should break off all intercourse with story, so circumstantially put forth, of his having himnsell been her, and that she should immediately quit Athens, aod be sent the lover of this female siave, there is no foundation. The gir lo her friends in Thebes. There she died, a few days after ber whose life the poet saved at Athens was not, we are assured by arrival, of a sever-perhaps of love."-E. Sir John Hobhouse, an object of his Lordship’s attachment, but (2) A tomb above the rocks on the promontory, by some supof that of his Turkish servant.-E.
posed the sepulchre of Themistocles." There are,” says CumThe following is Lord Byron's own version of the story, as re- berland, in his Observer, “a few lines by Plato, upou: ihe tomb ported in Medwin's Conversations. Whether the noble Bard of Themistocles, which have a turn of elegant and pathetic simwas veracious, or, as might be inferred from the preceding note, plicity in them, that deserves a beller translation than I can merely indulged in the pastime of mystifying the gallant Caplain, give :we leave it to others to determine:-“When I was al Athens,
. By the sca's margin, on the watery strand, there was an edict in force similar to that of Ali's, except that the Thy monument, Themistocles, shall slaud : pode of punishment was different. (Ali Pacha or Yanina issued jiy this directed to thy native shore, an order thal any Turkish female convicted of incontinence
The merchant sball unvey his freighted store :
And when our fleels are summiond to the fight, with a Christian should be stoned to death.] It was necessary,
Athcns shall conquer with thy lomb in sighi.'"-E. terefore, that all love affairs should be carried on with the seatest privacy. I was very fond, at that time, of a Turkish girl,
(5) "of the beautiful flow of Byron's fancy,” says Moore, -ay, fond of her as I have been of few women. All went on very
when its sources were once opened on any subject, the Giaour weil till the Ramazan for forty days. During this Lent of the Musaffords one of the most remarkable instances: this poem having suimans, the women are not allowed to quit their apartments. i accumulated under bis band, both in printing and through sucI was in despair, and could bardly contrive to get a cinder or a
cessive editions, till from four hundred lines, of which it consisted lohen-flower sent to express it. We had not met for several days, in its first copy, it at present amounts to fourteen hundred. The and all my thoughts were occupied in planning an assignation, plan, indeed, which he had adopted, of a series of fragments, – when, as ill fate would have it, the means I took lo elect it led a set of orient pearls at random strung'-left him free to introto the discovery of our secret. The penalty was death-death duce, w thout reserence to more than the general complexion of without reprieve-a horrible death, of which one cannot think his story, whatever sentiments or images his fancy, in its excur. viti.out shuddering. An order was issued for the law being pul sions, could collect; and how little settered he was by any regard it'o immediate effect. In the mean time, I knew nothing of what to connection in these additions, appears from a noie which acliad happened, and it was determined that I should be kept in companied bis own copy of this paragraphı, in which he says "I iznorance of lie whole aflair till it was too late to interfere. A bave not yet fixed the place of insertion for the following lines, mere accident only enabled me to prevent the conclusion of the but will, when I see you—as I have no cops. Even into this sentence. I was taking one of my usual evening rides by the
new passage, rich as it was at lirst, his fancy afterwards poured
a fresh infusion."— The value of these aster-louches of the master sea-side, when I observed a crowd of people moving down to the shore, and the arms of the soldiers glitiering among them. They may be appreciated by comparing the following verses, from his were not so far off, but that I thought I could now and then dis- original draft of this paragraph, with the form which they now tinguish a faint and stilled shriek. My curiosity was forcibly excited, and I despatched one of my followers to inquire the cause
« Fair clime! wbere ceaseless summer smiles of the procession. What was my horror to learn that they were
Benignant o'er those blessed isles, earrying an unfortunate girl, sewn up in a sack, lo be thrown