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BIRTHS.

At 15, Druramond Place, on the 23d August Mrs William Douglas, ofa daughter.

At 37, Great King Street, on the 1 Mrs Archibald Boyd, ofason.

At 108, Lauriston Place, on the 23d August, Mrs MacLachlan, ofa daughter.

The Lady Sussex Lennox of a still-liorn chi'd.

At 32, Howard Place, on the 25th August, Mrs William Napier, of a daughter.

On thr.'iih August,The Lady Garvagh

At Tan field, on the Ilth August, Mrs of a daughter.

At the Marquis of Northampton's, Castle Ash. ley, on the 29th August, the Baroness dc Nor. mann, of a son.

At 7, Athol Crescent, on the 30th August, Mrs Hugh Dunlop, ofa son.

At 50, Cumberland Street, on the 28th August, Mrs MacPhcrson, of a daughter.

At Gloucester Place, London, on theSTth August, the Lady of the Hon. Frederick Taluiash, of a daughter.

At BUckett Place, on the 29th August, Mrs Tumbull, of a son.

At Minto Street, Newington, on the 1st September, Mrs Spittal, of a sou

At 14, Shandwick Place, on the 31st August, Mrs Dauuoy ofa dauxhter.

At 14, Atholl Crescent, on the 20th August, Mrs Graham, of a daughter.

At IS, Charlotte Square, on the 21th August, Mrs Robertson, of a daughter.

At 15, Drummond Place, on[the^23d August, Mis. William Douglas, of a daughter.

At 37, Great King Street, on the 23d August, Mrs Archibald Boyd, of a son.

At Mellerstain, on the 20th August, the Lady of George Bailtie, Esq., junior, or Jerriswood, of a son.

At IR, Atholl Cresent, on the 29th August, Mrs Cadell, of a daughter.

At Worton Hall, on the 28th August, the Right Hon. Lady Louth, of a son and heir.

At Auchlyne House, on the 22d August, the Lady of George Andrew Campbell, Esq., of a daughter.

At Jedburgh, on the 4th September, Mrs Brown, wife of Bailie Brown, of a son.

At Coldstream, on the 2lith August, the Lady of 'J nomas Pair, Esq., of Buenos Ayrcs, of a son.

At Montrose, on the 18th August, Mrs Lillie, wife of the Rev James Lillie, of a ton.

At Horsleyhill, on the 29th August, Mrs Douglas, ofa son.

At 29, Great King Street, on the 2d September, Mrs M. N. Macdonald, ofa son.

At 30. Melville Street, 24th August, Mrs Thomas Ruide'l, of a son.

At 11, St. John Street, on the 2d September, Mrs Yule, of a son.

At Legerwood Manse, on the 10th September, Mrs. Cupplea, of a son.

At Kirkaldv, on the 2?d August, Mrs Stocks of Abden, of a daughter.

At 31, St Andrews Square, on the 29th August, Mrs George Law, of a daughter.

At v\est Knd Lodge, Thames Ditton, on the I st September, the Lady of Francis Horsley, Esq., of a daughter.

At Morrison's Place, Piershill, the Lady of Henry Robert Addison, Esq., 2d Dragoon Guards, of a sou.

At Pitibur Castle, on the 6th September, Mrs. Richardson, of a daughter. At Stevenson, near Haddington, on the 8th VOl. II.

September, the Lady of Sir John Gordon Sinclair, of a daughter.

At Grove House, Brompton, on the 7th September, the widow of Mr. David lllackie, W.S., of a daughter.

At 4, Heriot Row, on the 12th September, the I^ady of James Robert Hart, Esq., of Drumcroaa Hall, of a son ami heir.

At Bighou«e, on the 9th September, the Lady of Major M'Kay of a daughter.

At Aberdeen, on the 6th September, Mrs Alexander Jopp, of a daughter.

At Old Windsor, on the 11th September, the Hon. Mrs Every, of a daughter.

At 30, Clarence Street, on the 9th September, the Lady of Captain James Buchanan, Honourable East India Company's Service, ofa daughter.

At 62, Hanover Street, on the 9th September, the Lady of Francis Hamilton, Esq., W S ofa daughter

At Runcome, Cheshire, on the 31st August, the Lady of the Rev. Edward Allan, ofa son

At Ltmecraigft, near Campbleton, on the 11th September, Mrs Stewart of Glenbuckie, of at daughter.

At Claremont Crescent, on^the 16th September, Mrs Stone, of a daughter.

At 26, Charlotte Square, on the 17th September, the Lady of Colonel Pittman, C. B., and of the East India Company's Service, of a son.

At Springhalt, on the 16th September, the Lady of George rorbes, Esq., of a daughter.

At Glasgow, on the 16th September, the Lady of John Fleming, Esq., Clermont, of a son.

At Camberwell Grove, on the 11th September, the Lady of the Rev. Henry Melville, of a son.

AtJMinsteed Lodge, on the 9th September, Lady Catherine Buckley, of a daughter.

At Fairfield, Somerset, the Lady of Sir Peregrine Palmer Palmer Acland, Bart, of a daughter

At Stamford Hill, on the 12th September, the Lady of J A. Droop, Esq., of a son.

At Charterhouse Square, London, on the 12thSeptember, the Lady of the Rev. William Goode, of a daughter, stilt-born.

At Park Street, London, on the fith September, the Lady Elisabeth Trefuses, of a daughter.

On the 31st August, the Lady of J. D. Alex ander, Esq., M. P. of a daughter.

At Ginord's Hall, Suffolk, the Lady of Patrick Mannock, Esq, of a son.

At Brockwekl Hall, Surrey, on the 31 si August, the Lady of Joshua Blackburn, Esq. ofa son.

At Fleet Street, London, on the 1st instant, the Lady of S. F. T. Wilde, Esq. ofa son.

MARRIAGES.

At* Ludgate Lodged Rath o,"on 31st August, Wil. liam'Hutuheson, hsq. surgeon, South Uueensferry, to Isabella, youngest daughter of the late John Hooper, Esq.

At London, Arthur W. Torrens, son of the late Major-General Sir H. Torrens, Adjutant-General, to Maria Jane, daughter of the late General .Murray.

At London, on 18th August, the Hon. Henry Howard, eldest son of Lord Howard of Effingham, to E1ixa, only daughter of General Sir Gordon Drummontl, G. C. K.

At St. George's, Hanover Square, London, on the 21st August, F. Murray, Esq., son of the late General Murray, to Catharine Elisabeth, daughter of Lady Caroline Dundas.

At Weymouth, on 22d August, John Mnir Mackencie, Esq. younger ot Detvin, to Sophia Matilda, fifth daughter of the late James Ray. mond Johnston of Alva, Stirlingshire.

At Keith, on 2let August, John Wilson, Esq., Tochlneal, to Helen, eldest daughter of Alexander Thorburn, Esq.

At Camperdown, Forfarshire, on 2Sth August, John James Allen, Esq. Royal Navy, eldest son of John Lee Allen, Esq. of Errol Park, to the Lady Henrietta Dundas Duncan, eldest daughter of the Earl of Camperdown.

At Edinburgh, on 5th .September, Adam Rolland, Esq., younger of (task, to Charlotte, daughter of the late John Craigie, Esq. of Quebec, and niece of Lord Craigie.

At Sea field, on *th September, Mr James Wilson, merchant, Edinburgh, to Elizabeth, second d .mghter of thlate John Clark.

At Inverin, on llth August, the Rev. Archibald Colquhoun, to Anne, third daughter of the late John Maclntyre, Esq, Lettercw.

At 10, AineHe Place, on 6th September. Dr. William Pulteney Alison, Professor of the Theory of Medicine in the University of Edinburgh, to Margaret Crawford, eldest daughter of the late Dr. James Gregory.

At Edinburgh, on 12th September, Evan Mac Pherson, Esq. of Glentruim, to Helen, eldest daughter of the deceased George Birrell, Esq., late of the Hon. East India Company's service.

At Dysart, on llth September, Montague William Perreau, Esq.. of the Madras Army, to Mary, third daughter of the late Captain John Reddie.

At Dundee, on 31st August, Mr. James Bath, gate, to Agnes, youngest daughter of the late Mr William Young, huiider, Path head.

At St George's Hanover Square, London, on 5th September, the Rev. E. Mcpean, youngest son of the late Right Hon. Sir Evan Nepean, of Loders, in the county of Dorset, Bart, to Anne, second daughter of Sir H. Jenner, Knt. his Majesty's Advocate General.

At Buccleuch Street, on 31st September, Mr Richard Murray, cabinet-maker, Edinburgh, to Mrs. Wllhelmina Scott Brown, daughter of the late Mr William Brown.

At Tidsbury, on 27th August, Arthur Fane, Esq. young-est son of Lieutenant-General Sir H Fane, G.C.B, to Luc? H. Ben net, eldest daughter of John Rennet, Esq. of Pythouse, M.P. for the county of Wilts.

At London, on 29th August, the Rev. Montague James Taylor, vicar of Harrold, Bedfordshire, to Louisa Ann, fifth daughter of Sir WiL liam Curtis, Bart, of Portland Place.

At Holland, in tbe county of lancaster, on 2?d August, Captain Hunter Ward, of the 43d Light Infantry, to Harriet Jane, second daughter of J. A. Hodson, Esq. of Holland Grove.

At London, on 28th August, the Rev. J. Berry, M. A. vicar of H ox ton, i. amhridgeshire, to Jane, youngest daughter of the late Itohert Gilbert, Esq. of St John's Square, Clerkenwell.

At St. George's, Hanover Square, Ixmdon, on 29th August, the Rev. George William Brooks, rector of Hampden, and chaplain to his Grace the Duke of I.eeds, to Jane Mary, youngest daughter of William Shepherd, Esq. of Half Moon Street, Piccadilly.

At Stiltorgan Church, on 28th August, Dennis Henry Kelly, Esq. eldest sou of the Rev. Armstrong Kelly, of Castle Kelly, in the county of Galwav, to Elizabeth Diana,' eldest daughter of John Castor, Esq of Heckenham Place, Kent

At St Pancras New Church, London, on 25th August, Mr. James Lindley, of Camden Town, to Mis* Ann M. dough of Brompton, Middlesex.

At Trieste, on IHth August, CharlesGrotte, Esq. of Threadneenle Street, London, to Isabella, eldest daughter of George Moore, Esq of Trieste.

At Everton, on 4th Septemtwr, Tinman, eldest son of Thnmas Ouintin, Esq. of Hatlcy Park, Cambridgeshire, to i-ouisa, third daughter of William Astell, M P. of Everton House, Bedfordshire.

At North Tuddenham, the Rev. John Culling Evan-, iti Marianne Ixxnsa, eldest daughter of the Rev. John Day, rector of North Tu. denham.

At Greenwich, on tith S#|iteml>er, Ht-tiry Hamilton Douglas Esq. Ute ot his Majt-Mv', \aw Guards, to Mary Ann, eldest daughter ot the late John Alien, Esq. of the Paragon, 1tlackhcath.

At Lowestoft, on 5th September, the Rev. W. Herbert Chapman, M.A. 'of Emanuel College, Cambridge, to Elizabeth, only daughter of the late Porter Bringloc, Esq. of Hingham, In the county of Norfolk.

At St. James's Church, London, on 6th September, William Gilbert, Esq. of Clapham, to Mary Ann, eldest daughter of Mr. Skelton of Piccadilly.

At Shieldhall, on 5th September, Alexander Macfadzean, Esq. M.D. to Miss Margaret Oswald, youngest daughter of the late Alexander Oswald, Esq. of Shieldhall.

At London, on 3d September, Robert Frederick Gower, Esq. to Lillias Miller, youngest daughter of the Rev. Dr. Stewart of Kirkowan, Wigtonthlre.

At Edinburgh, on 10th September, Robert Horsburgh, Ksq. accountant, to Mary, second daughter of the late Alexander Marjoribanks, Esq. of Marjo r loan ks.

At Craig, on 12th September, by the Rev. P. Comrie, the Rev. l.ewis H. Irving, minister of Abercorn, to Isabella, only surviving child of Archibald Carruthers, Esq., of Craig, Stewartry of Kircudbright

At Luffhess House, East Lothian, on 12th September, Lord Henry Francis Charles Kerr, second son of the late Marquis of Lothian, to Lousia l)o. lothea, only daughter of General the Hon. Sir Alexander Hope, of Craighall and Waughton, G. C. B.

At Edinburgh, on the 18th September, Mr Thomas Greig, writer, to Jane, eldest daughter of Mr George Rookiess.

At Montrose, on the 7th September, the Rer. Andrew Wilson, to Catherine, daughter of the late Mr John Kinnear, merchant, Montrose.

At St. James', Piccadilly, London, on the 10th September, Hugh William Gordon, Esq., of Hans Place, only son of the late Robert Gordon, Esq., of Fort St George, Madras, to Elisabeth, eldest daughter of Francis Ixivell, Esq., of Sloane Street, London.

AtOxton, on llth September, Charles, son of the Rev. Sir Charles Anderson, Bart, of Lea, In Lincolnshire, to Emma, youngest daughter of the late John SavileFolgambe, Esq. of Aldwark, In, the county of York.

At Whitechurch, on llth September, Charles T. Gaskell, Esq., of Stanmore, Middlesex, to Charlotte, daughter of the late General Bruce, of Elstree, Herts.

At Hampstead church, on 12th September, the Rev. George Pay ton Harvey, Rector of Horton, in Staffordshire, to Sarah Frances, eldest daughter of 1 nomas Sheppard, Esq., of Hampstead Heath.

At St. James' Chureh, London, on 10th September, James Williams Brainc, Esq., of St. James* Square, to Francis Amelia, second daughter of the late Allyett Woodhouse, Esq , AdvocateGeneral of Bombay.

At Newton Valence, on 8th September, R. Henley Payne, Esq., second son of Sir Prter Payne, Bart., M.P., of Knuston Hall, Northampton, to Lousia, youngest daughter of Henry Chaw net, Esq , of Newton Manor House, Hants.

At St. Andrew's, Holborn, Loudon, on 8th September, Andrew Play fair, of the Rank of Eng. land. Esq , to Miss Jane Dixon, late of Twickenham.

At Chepstow Church, Monmouthshire, on llth September, Robert Gun Cunningham, Esq., of Newlaud Park, Gloucestershire, and Mount Kennedy, County Wicklow, Ireland, to the Hon. Arabella Eliza Pery, eldest daughter of Viscount G lent worth.

At St. Mary's Church, Bn anston Square, Ixwidon, on 8th September, Elliot Roberts, Esq , of Manchester Squaic, to Elizabeth, widow of the late Captain Julius Johnson, of the Madran Army, daughter of Colonel Barton, Deputy Quarti* Master-General, of Cawnpour. India.

At Teddesley Park, Staffordshire, VUrount Newark, to Emily, Daughter ofE. J. Littleton. Esq. M.P.

DEATHS.

At 30 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, on the 29th August, Patrick Wemyss M'Arthur, eldest son of the late Captain Doual M'Arthur, retired list, 2d Roval Veteran Baitalion.

At Rothsay, on the 18th August, MUs Ann Crawford M'Dougall, daughter of the late Colonel M'Dtmgall, of Polquhairn.

At Sydney, New South Wales, on 15th February last, Mr. Henry C. Newton, youngest son of the late Mr John Newton, Shipowner, Leith.

At 31, Ann Street, Edinburgh, on the 21st August, Mrs Jean Tennent, daughter of the late John Wallace, Esq. of Damhead.

On 2lHh August, Mr John Paul, Spirit Merchant, Candlemaker Row, Kdin'

At Fisherrow, on the 17th At tian MacMUIan, wife of Mr Wi chant.

At Scone, Perth, on 18th August, Miss L, H. Dick, youngest]daughter of the late Alex. Dick. Esq. accountant, Edinburgh.

At i., Elm Row, on 21st August, Mr. Thomas Watson, upholsterer.

At 18, St Andrew's Square, on 96th August, Mrs Ulnas Moore Stewait, wife of William Ncwbigging, Esq. surgeon.

At .3, Lauriston Lane, on 24th August, Miss Christian Erskine, daughter of the late br. John. Erskineof Car nock.

At Edinburgh, on 29th August, Miss Jane Moir, youngest daughter of the late Andrew Moir, of Otter bum.

At 2 Shandwick Place, on the 31st August, Mary Elisabeth, youngest daughter of James An. dersbn, Esq. civil engineer.

At the Manse of Strom ness, Orkney, on 20th August, the Rev. William Clouston, minuter of Stroinness and Shandwick.

At East Pollen Mains, I^asswade, on 25th August, Mrs Jane Reid, relict of Mr George Debbie, late farmer there.

At Broughton Place, Peebles-shire, on 17th August, Mr John Anderson, Cramelt.

At Peebles, on 30th August, Mr John Anderson, late in Henderland.

At Chelsea Hospital, Sir E. Home, Bart. "At Falkirk, on *i& August, Thomas William Henbest, Esq. surgeon.

At Sea, on 5tb January last. Captain Duncan Rosa Taylor, youngest son of the late Reverend Joseph Taylor, minister of Cambeo, Fifeshire.

At 10, Abbey Hill, on 16th August, Mr William Miller, writer, second son-of the deceased Thomas Miller Esq. extractor of records. At 45, Constitution Street, Leith, on 1st August

', Rachel, young, net, teacher, Edin

Mr. A. D. Barclay.

At Glasgow, on 4th est child of Mr William burgh.

At Davie Street, on 1st September, Miss Marion Shaw.

At Candlemaker Row, on Slat August, Mrs Huntly, Harrow Inn.

At Iochyrn, on 26th August, Elisabeth, wife of Lieutenant Colonel Campbell,95th Regiment, and eldest daughter of the late James Richardson, Esq. of Pitfour.

On 28th August, on his passage from London to Kirkcaldy, Mr James Forrester, mathematical instrument-maker, London.

At Bayiwater, on 3d September, David Blackic, Esq. W.S. late of Edinburgh.

On 1st September, J. Wade, Esq., son of the late General Wade, and grandson to the Field. Marshal Wade.

At Lower Berkely Street, London, Cecilia, infant daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Lindsay.

At London, on 1st September, Mr. William Young, of Downe's Wharf.

At Bel lad rum House, Inverness-shire, on 6th September, Buchanan M*Millan, Esq. of Bow Street, Co vent Garden, Printer in Ordinary to his Majesty.

At 3, Davie Street, on 1st September, Miss Marion Shaw.

At the Manse of Gladsmuir, on 4th September, the Rev. George Hamilton, D.D. minister of Gladsmuir.

Drowned, in the River Hooghly, East Indies, on 22d of March last. Mr Alexander Campbell, son of the late Donald Campbell, Esq. Bally.

At 3, North Hanover Street, Glasgow, on 6th

September, Margaret Young, wife of Mr Andrew Tennent, merchant.

At Glasgow, on fith September, Mr Peter M'Nicnl, wright.

At George Street, Glasgow, on 5th September, Mr Malcolm, wright..

At Finnich Malice, Stirlingshire, on 6th September, George Buchanan, Esq. late of Demerara.

At London, on 22d August, Lady Ix>we, wife of Lieutenant-General Sit Hudson lxiwe.

At Whitefordhili, Ayr, on 24th August, Mrs. Elizabeth Muir, wife of Mr Thomas Young, farmer.

At 36, Clyde Buildings, Glasgow, on 5th September, Mr James Young, commission merchant.

At Aberdeen, on 4th September, Ann, wife of Captain David Scott.

At Thurso, on 30th August, Lieutenant Alex, ander Robeson, R.N.

At Montreal, on 4th July, Mr Andrew Darling, late of Edinburgh.

At Rome, on 13th August, Gilbert Laing Mcuson, Esq. of Ltndertis.

At Portobello, on 9th September, Isabella Corneila, youngest daughter of William Blair, Esq, advocate.

At 28, Inverleith Row, on 1st September, Jane, daughter of Captain Grace.

At 14, Carlton Place, on 3d September, Augusta Walker Campbell, daughter of Charles Campbell, Esq.

At 1, Grove Street, on 1st September, the Rev. Alexander Harper, late of Lanark.

At Wedderlie. parish of Westruthcr, on 2d September, Agnes Peacock.

At Wick, on 30th August, Mr. John Calder, fJsh-curer, Leith.

At l'athhead, on 7th September, Eliza Trail Craigie, wife of Mr. Dove, of the Customs, Kir. kaldy.

At London, on 6th September, George Watt, W.S.

At George Street, on 12th September, Major H. Cheape, of the Military Establishment.

At Charlotte Street, on 7th September, Mr John Gibb, writer.

At Cornwall, Upper Canada, in June, Mr James Thomson, late farmer at Oat ridge.

At Carluke, on 29th Augusr, Helen Cunning, ham,"wife of Mr James Kay.

At Green Lettuce lane, London, Mrs Elisabeth Airy.

At Lome House, Isle of Man, on 21st August, Christian laubman, widow of the late Lieuten. ant.Colonel Cunninghame, 58th regiment

At Ragcate, on 26th March, Lieutenant Alex Moir, lath regiment, Bombay Native Infantry, youngest son of the late William Moir, Etq. Nt'wgrange.

At Cardinnis, on 22d August, Mrs. Katherine Tod, wife of Patrick Bosbie, Esq.

At Annfleld Place, Mu*sclburgh, on 10th September, Mrs Ann Lamont, wife of Mr John Teller merchant.

At Palaincottah, in March last, the Lady of Captain Carteret George Scott, 1st regiment, Native Infantry.

At Newcastle, on 5th September, Thomas Trottcr, M.D.

At Hawick, on the 12th September, the Rev. John Cochrane.

At Edinburgh, on 12th September, The Rejr. Alexander Nisbet, minister of the United Associate Congregation of Portsburgh.

At Quebec, on 26th July, Thomas Gordon, Esq., merchant.

At 1x6, Lauriston Place, on I nth Scjrtember, Lieutenant J. C. Mitchell, Fife Militia.

At Edinburgh, on the 12th Septembef, Mr An. drew Craig M'Lehose, junior, son of Mr M'Lehose, W.S.

At 12, Roxburgh Place, on 10th September, Mary, eldest daughter oi the late Mr Robert Pridie, hat manufacturer.

At James's Court, on 16th September, Mr Charles Stewart, printer.

At Edinburgh, on 16th September, Mrs Jean Forbes, wife of Hugh Sinclair, printer.

At Edinburgh, on 31st Augmt, Mr Rubert Hannay.

At Morrison Place, Plershill, on lflth Septemticr, M is Addison, wife of Lieutenant Henry Ad. dison, Queen's Bays.

At Cadogan Place, London,on 13th September, Ijwiv MacLean, wife of Lieut..General, Sir Fitzroy Maclean, Bart.

At Aberdeen, on 10th September, James Calder, Esq., wine-merchant.

At Guernsey, on Mh September, Charles Tyndall. Esq., son of the late Thomas Tyndsll, Esq., of the Fort near Bristol.

At Quebec, on 13th August, the Rev. Joseph L. Mills, D.D., Chaplain to.his Majesty's Forces, Quebec

At Colombo, on 31st March, Mrs Hamilton Bailey, daughter of the Right Rev. Bishop Glelg, and spouse of the Rev. Benjamin Bailey, senior chaplain of Ceylon.

At Norwood Lodge, Surrey on 11th September,
Elizabeth Mary, wife of John Rays, Esq.
At Leiston House, Saxmundham, on 8th Sep-
L -, Charles Calvert, Esq., M.P.

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On Friday, 21st September, at A past 1 P.m., Walter Scott departed. He cannot be said, at hia years, and after his labours, to have been prematurely taken from us; yet so strong was the principle ot vitality in his frame, so apparent is the fact that a partial giving: way of the organic structure alone has occasioned his death, that we cannot look upon him as one who has lived out his full term of years. His death is "matter for a greater moan, and that we'll spend hereafter." Of all the authors of •ur day he was the one to whose works the term healthy may be applied. His power was of that true and conscious kind, which is at times forgotten in the intensedepth of its repose. His imagination, free from the currents and eddies of passion, was the fathomless pellucid lake which mirrors everything truly but lovelier. His soul was mirrored in his features :—colossal, homely, with an expression in which shrewdness gave a playful cast to intense kindliness ; as if in him lore, instead of being diminished, had but been afforded fuller scope and freer play by knowledge; as if the characteristics of the cherub and seraph had in him been blended together.

J. Johnstons:, Printer, l«, St James's Square.

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Ebenezer Elliott, Author of Corn Law Rhymes, The Village Patriarch, Splendid Village, &c. &c. &c.; Crabbe, Burns, Cowper, Southey, Pollok, a Country Curate, &c. &c. &c.

"what is poetry?" has often been asked. To this question, Lord Bacon, a true poet, though he wrote in prose, replies,—" It is something divine; because it raises the mind, and hurries it into sublimity, by conforming the shows of things to the desires of the soul; instead of subjecting the soul to external things, as reason and history do." What is poetry? we ask of Hazlitt, another of the poets, who neither submitted to the links of rhyme, nor more majestic bondage of blank verse; and he poetically replies,—" Poetry is that fine particle within us that expands, rarifies, refines, raises our whole being—without it man's life is poor as beasts';" and he eloquently illustrates the definition,—" The child is a poet, in fact, when he first plays at hide-and seek, or repeats the tale of Jack the Giant Killer; the shepherd lad is a poet, when he first crowns his mistress with a garland of flowers; the countryman, when he gazes after the Lord Mayor's Show; the miser, when he hugs his gold; the courtier, when he builds his hope upon a smile; the savage, when he paints his idol with blood; the slave who worships a tyrant, and the tyrant who fancies himself a God; the vain, the ambitious, the proud, the choleric man; the hero and the coward, the beggar and the king, the rich and the poor, the young and the old, all live in a world of their own making; and the poet does no more than describe what all others think and act." These are subtle and exalted descriptions of poetry—passionate and imaginative poetry; but they are not complete. What is poetry? we inquire of Ebenezer Elliott, a Radical Poet, and he forcibly and briefly answers,—"What is poetry but impassioned truth?" The definition is clear and complete as regards his own writings, and applies, with nearly equal propriety, to those of Crabbr, the Great Founder of the Radical School; in which the Sheffield worker in iron and in steel is rather his steady and unflinching fellow-labourer than imitative dis

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