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The fire burst forth from her Numidian “Short solace, vain relief !_thought came veins,
too quick, Even as the Simoom sweeps the blasted And whirl'd her brain to madness ; she plains."
As one who ne'er had dwelt among the sick, “ She woke at length, but not as sleepers
And flew at all she met, as on her foes ; wake,
But no one ever heard her speak or shriek, Rather the dead, for life seem'd some- Although her paroxysm drew towards thing new,
its close : A strange sensation which she must partake Her's was a phrensy which disdain'd to rave,
Perforce, since whatsoever met her view Even when they smote her, in the hope to Struck noton memory, though a heavy ache Lay at her heart, whose earliest beat “Yet she betray'd at times a gleam of sense; still true
Nothing could make her meet her faBrought back the sense of pain without the
ther's face, cause,
Though on all other things with looks intense For, for a while, the furies made a pause.
She gazed, but none she ever could re
trace ; “She look'd on many a face with vacant eye, Food she refused, and raiment; no pretence On many a token without knowing what;
Availed for either ; neither change of She saw them watch her without asking why,
place, And reck'd not who around her pillow sat; Nor time, nor skill, nor remedy, could Not speechless though she spoke not; not a sigh
Senses to sleep—the power seem'd gone Relieved her thoughts ; dull silence and
for ever. quick chat Were tried in vain by those who served ; “ Twelve days and nights she wither'd she gave
thus ; at last, Nosign, save breath, of having left the grave. Without a groan, or sigh, or glance, to
show “ Her handmaids tended, but she heeded A parting pang, the spirit from her past ; not ;
And they who watch'd her nearest could Her father watch'd, she turn'd her eyes
not know away;
The very instant, till the change that cast She recognised no being, and no spot Hersweet face into shadow, dull and slow,
However dear or cherish'd in their day ; Glazed o'er her eyes the beautiful, the They changed from room to room, but all blackforgot,
Oh! to possess such lustre- and then lack!" Gentle, but without memory she lay;
Don Juan in the meantime is carAnd yet those eyes, which they would fain be weaning
ried aboard one of Lambro's vessels, Back to old thoughts, seem'd full of fear where he is placed among a cargo of ful meaning.
singers, who had been taken in going
on from Leghorn to Sicily on a pro-, "At last a slave bethought her of a harp; fessional trip. The pirate destined The harper came, and tuned his instru- them for the Constantinople slavement;
market, where in due time they arrive, At the first notes, irregular and sharp, On him her flashing eyes a moment bent, favourite Sultana. Baba, the eunuch
and Don Juan is purchased for the Then to the wall she turn'd, as if to warp who made the bargain, carries him to Her thoughts froni sorrow through her heart re-sent,
the palace where she resided. And he begun a long low island song “ Baba led Juan onward room by room Of ancient days, ere tyranny grew strong. Through glittering galleries, and o'er “Anon her thin wan fingers beat the wall
marble floors, In time to his old tune ; he changed the Till a gigantic portal through the gloom, theme,
Haughty and huge, along the distance
towers ; And sung of love ; the fierce name struck
And wafted far arose a rich perfume: through all Her recollection; on her flash'd the dream It seem'd as though they came upon a
shrine, Of what she was, and is, if you could call To be so, being; in a gushing stream
For all was vast, still, fragrant, and divine. The tears rush'd forth from her o'erclouded “ The giant door was broad, and bright, brain,
and high, Like mountain mists at length dissolved in Of gilded bronze, and carved in curious rain.
guise ; VOL. X.
Warrion thereon were battling furiously; What all this meant : while Baba bow'd
His head, until the ceremony ended.
“ The lady rising up with such an air eye, And in perspective manya squadron flies;
As Venus rose with from the wave, on
them It seems the work of times before the line Of Rometransplanted fell with Constantine. Bent like an antelope a Paphian pair
Of eyes, which put out each surrounding “This massy portal stood at the wide close gem ;
Of a huge hall, and on its either side And raising up an arm as moonlight fair, Two little dwarfs, the least you could sup- She sign'd to Baba, who first kiss'd the pose,
O'er them in almost pyramidic pride :
Her beauty of that overpowering kind,
I'd rather leave it much to your own mind, ** Until you nearly trod on them, and then Than lessen it by what I could relate
You started back in horror to survey Of forms and features, it would strike The wond'rous hideousness of those small men,
Could I do justice to the full detail ; Whose colour was not black, nor white, So, luckily for both, my phrases fail."
nor gray, But an extraneous mixture, which no pen Can trace, although perhaps the pencil
“Something imperial, or imperious, threw may ;
A chain o'er all she did ; that is, a chain They were misshapen pigmies, deaf and Was thrown as 'twere about the neck of dumb
youMonsters, who costa no less monstrous sum. And rapture's self will seem almost a pain
With aught which looks like despotism in « Their duty was—for they were strong, and though
Our souls at least are free, and 'tis in vain They look'd so little, did strong things at We would against them make the flesh times—
obey To ope this door, which they could really do,
The spirit in the end will have its way. The hinges being as smooth as Rogers' rhymes ;
“ Her very smile was haughty, though so And now and then with tough strings of the
sweet ; bow,
Her very nod was not an inclination ; As is the custom of those eastern climes, These was a self-will even in her small feet, To give some rebel Pacha a cravat ;
As though they were quite conscious of For mutes are generally used for that.
her station “ They spoke by signs that is, not spoke
They trode as upon necks; and to complete
Her state, (it is the custom of her nation,) at all; And looking like two incubi, they glared She was a sultan's bride, (thank Heaven,
A poniard deck'd her girdle, as a sign As Baba with his fingers made them fall
not mine.") Toheaving back the portal folds: it scared Juan a moment, as this pair so small She had seen Juan in the market, With shrinking serpent optics on him and had ordered him to be bought for stared ;
her. The description of a seraglian It was as if their little looks could poison love-making is touched with the auOr fascinate whome'er they fix'd their eyes thor's gayest satire, but Juan, still qui
vering at the heart with the rememBaba having opened the door, Juan brance of Haidee, is very coy to the Sulis introduced into a magnificent room, tana, and actually bursts into tears when where wealth had done wonders, taste she says to him, not much.
“ Christian, can'st thou love." “ In this imperial hall, at distance lay “She was a good deal shock'd ; not shock'd Under a canopy, and there reclined
at tears, Quite in a confidential queenly way,
For women shed and use them at their
Wet, still more disagreeable and striking:
A woman's tear-drop melts, a man's half shown naked in company, bút his sears,
Lordship pulls the very robe de chamLike molten lend, as if you thrust a pike brefrom both men and women, and goes in
on with his exposure as smirkingly His heart to force it out, for (to be shorter)
as a barrister cross-questioninga chamTo them 'tis a relief, to us a torture.
ber maid in a case of crim. con. This, “And she would have consoled, but knew as nobody can approve, I must confess, not how;
is very bad, and I give you full liberty, Having no equals, nothing which had e’er Christopher, to drub him well for it Infected her with sympathy till now,
in your next. You may also introduce And never having dreamt what 'twas to
a few parenthetical notices respecting bear Aught of a serious sorrowing kind, although stanzas, of which he ought, as a verse
the three hundred and fifty ricketty There might arise some pouting petty care To cross her brow, she wonder'd how so
maker, to feel as much ashamed as near
any carpenter ever did of a slovenly Her eyes another's eye could shed a tear. piece of work. But in your flagel“But nature teaches more than power can
lation, be not so peremptory as you
sometimes are.-Lord Byron may spoil, And, when a strong although a strange
have his faults, you may have your sensation,
own, my good friend, but there is Moves-female hearts are such a genial soil some difference between constitutional For kinder feelings, whatsoe'er their errors, and evil intentions, and propennation,
sities, it is harsh to ascribe to wicked They naturally pour the wine and oil,' motives what may be owing to the Samaritans in every situation ;
temptations of circumstances, or the And thus Gulleyaz, though she knew not headlong impulse of passion. Even
why, Felt an odd glistening moisture in her eye.” considered, for they are often the re
the worst habits should be charitably What ensued I have not time at presult of the slow, but irresistible force sent to tell, I must refer you to the of nature, over the artificial manners book itself, for I hear the postman's and discipline of society, the flowing bell passing the end of the street, and stream that wastes away its embankhe will be here before I can say half of ments. We know not what sins the what I would. I have, however, gi- worst men have mastered, when we ven enough from the poem to convince condemn them for the crime that subyou that Byron's powers are in no de jects them to punishment. Man togree abated, and that there is some wards his fellow-man, should be at tendency to an improvement of man- least compassionate, for he can be no ners, in the manner, of this, in so judge of the instincts and the impulmany respects, felicitous work. It will ses of action, he can only see effects. certainly help to redeem his poeti
" Tremble thou wretch cal reputation from the effects of that That hast within thee undivulged crimes, lumbering mass of waggon-wheeled Unwhipped of justice: Hide thee, thou blank verse, “The Doge." But to bloody hand; those who suspect him of "a strange Thou perjured, and thou simular mar of design,
virtue Against the creed and morals of the land, That art incestuous: Catiff, to pieces shake,
And trace it in this poem every line," Who, under covert and convenient seeming, it will be found as bad as ever ; in- Hath practised on man's life! Close deed, with all my own partiality, pent-up guilts Christopher, for this singularly gifted Rive your concealing continents, and cry nobleman, I dare not venture to These dreadful summoners grace.” approve of some of his allusions in these cantos. He shows his knowledge self, and believe me truly yours,
In short, Christopher, look to thyof the world too openly; and it is no extenuation of this freedom that he
HARRY FRANILIN. does it playfully. Only infants can be Berkley Square, Thursday.
AN EXPOSTOLATORY BOUND-ROBIN FROM FOURTEEN CONTRIBUTORS.
BELOVED CHRISTOPHER, hastily dealt with, if he grudged his Certain individuals, not acting in time and attendance, by decreeing a concert, having betaken themselves, summary rejection of any thing, so it according to your prescription, to the was rather a tedious business. We seaside, it was found, by an indescri- have got through all the compositions bable sort of freemasonry, that each of the party written and transmitted was labouring under the same distress- previously to the 15th July, subsequent ing symptoms of one species of the ones being pronounced inadmissible at love of fame, aggravated to an inter- our sittings, lest they might never termittent fever by a constipation or im- minate ; for we found that many of us, proper secretion of their several pro- while our elder-born werecoram judice, ductions in your escritoire. We there- helped off the weary time by another fore form a little knot of fellow-suf- literary parturition. An end was made ferers in the same way, although in- of the committee at last-essay, tale, deed we are but a mere frustum from and letter, song, sonnet, canto, and that “ immense body of mankind pastoral, vanished one by one, with our which forms the mass of your contri- painstaking mark of approbation or butors”-a mere block or two of the condemnation affixed to it. Persons stately pile which is growing under not well acquainted with the circumyour architectonic skill. Having been stances may think us partial, and so all disappointed of relief from the short we may be individually, each to his or statement you made in your July her own performance, but that solemn Number, when there was a chance quorum, from which the immediate that you would be explicit, we have at author was excluded, scanned with last determined to lay our complaints severer eyes the labours of their absent before you. We have conferred with competitor, in which condition every one another, and each has submitted one by turns was placed. Where we to all the rest the compositions of his commend we have done it from a sense or her's, which are lying in your hands, of justice; and where we found reason and they have been taken into impar- to reject, those compositions are entiretial consideration. We trust we have ly passed over in the present statement. herein acted ingenuously, honestly, Having thus explained ourselves, we and honourably. Each author laid trust that the aggregate commendation down a copy of such articles as are of so impartial a body will induce you, candidates for entrance in your Maga- if not to introduce the articles, discrizine, and it was made a sine qua non minated beneath, into your Magazine, that the
writer should be absent while yet at least to give them the preference the rest heard the work read, and then of a decision. discussed it, and passed sentence on it;
(Signed) each of us in succession thereby be- DOMESTICUS. H. TWITCH. coming examiner and examinee. A X.
P. P. perpetual board of green cloth, with M. MNIP.
Alice FILD. interchangeable claimants and referees, M. O. M.
V. D. B. thus sat for more than a month ; and P. Q. R.
OMICRON. as many of the articles were of great PHILOLIMNESTES. LAURA. length, and each member too fearful VIATOR.
Crux.(1.) that his own progeny might be over
(1.) As Mr Ballantyne would find it difficult to get into our page a circle of suffi. cient diameter to contain the address with the names of our fourteen well-beloved contributors, sticking on the outer edge like the monsters of the zodiac about a globe, we have given orders that it be printed in the ordinary manner; and though we must of necessity put some signatures before, and some after others, yet to all and singular the circumscribers, the rights and immunities enjoyed in the round-robin shape of address are hereby guaranteed without let or gainsay ; wherefore the public is warned, that Mr Domesticus, the foremost man, is not more of a ring-leader in this business than Mr and Mrs Crux, the lattermost, nor are Messrs Viator and Twitch, though now holding a middle station, less worthy of being the anteriors, or posteriors, in the array, than the gentry aforesaid. For this Note, and for the others following, we announce, according to editorial usage, that we hold ourselves responsible ; since we differ in some measure from the autocritical junto who are willing to dictate to us, hitherto held to be autocratorical in this department. C. N. “ Hearth-Rug and Fender Prompt- by an easy transfer or commutation, it ings,” Nos. I. II. III. by Domesticus. may be included among those of“ Ima-Although Shakespeare said, "home- gination;" signed Philolimnestes.-A keeping youths have ever homely wits," gem of the first water. (5.) these essays bear no marks of it; they “ Sonnet on seeing some dead frogs seem to us to possess strong claims to galvanized ; with a Supplementary your regard, for they surpass Mr Leigh Half-Sonnet, being the overflow of the Hunt's celebrated « Day by the Fire- images and feelings which it was found side."(2.)
impossibie to compress within four“Future Times of Yore,”-X. By teen lines," by Hortentius Twitch. no ordinary hand."(3.)
Deep-thoughted, nervous, and imagi“On the moral and intellectual ten- native. (6.) dency of pincushion-making," by Mi- Specimens of Euclid's Elements nimus M'Nip, Fell. Phil. Soc. Ups. in Madrigals,” like Ovide en RonDowns, Cork, Lead, &c. &c. A cu- deaux, signed P. P.-Ingenious, perrious but somewhat subordinate ques- haps useful. (7.) tion in Political Economy, ably and to SHILLING FARES; or the sights luminously investigated and demon- seen, characters observed, conversastratively settled.
tions heard, pleasures enjoyed, and “ The Imperturbable Patten-ma. accidents undergone, in the stages plyker," “ The Polyandrian Marriage,” ing about the environs of the metroand “ The Demon of the Salt-box," polis; by Alice Field, formerly of Durtranslated from the German, by M. O. ham, afterwards, Semptress in ChanM.-Spirited versions of interesting cery-lane, and now retired from busitales.
ness, in a series of parts." We fear “ Lament over the laziness of Dr that these journies have heen stopped Scott, Timothy Tickler, Esq. William by the Steam-Boat ; but surely Mr Wastle of that Ilk, Esq. and others of Duffle would be sorry to find himself paramount prowess in wit and war. an obstacle to a lady's telling her stofare," signed P. Q. R.-Risibly severe, ry. Mrs Field begs us to say, that she and which we should hope would prove is not “ the wearyful woman." (8.) as expergifacient as a sternutatory to “ The Three-legged Stool," a drathe parties addressed. (4.)
matic scene. Of overpowering tenderDirty Nat, the Pig-boy,” a lyrical ness; and “ Decapitation,” another ballad, to be classed among " Poems gracefully sportive, both by V.D.B.(9.) of Sentiment and Reflection," although, “ The Poet's Celestial Tour," by
(2.) Although our invalided toe holdeth sweet accord with the hearth rug, and there hath been dalliance of an intimate nature betwixt it and the fender, yet Master Domesa ticus's promptings mislike us grievously. We print not from the prompter's book-it may be a merit in farces, but not in magazines.
(3.) Most true, we recommend that he be forthwith elected Poet Extraordinary to any hospital for incurables which wants such an appendage.
(4.) B. Q. R. must favour us with his address, or come and hear our reasons in propria persona. In his cruet-stand, the vinegar-bottle of sarcasm is not dulcified by the neighbourhood of the oil-fask of courtesy. The omission may be supplied. (5.) We wash our hands of it.
(6.) Deep thoughted with a vengeance ! Ecce signum,
Threads sensitive, which form a thrilling warp
From distaff physiologic finely twined, &c. (7.) We beg the ingenious author will send them to the Gentleman's Diary ; they very happily combine matter now. spread over two distinct departments of that publication, the poetical rebuses and the prose mathematical demonstrations. Thus by P. P.'s device will hard-headed students be enticed into the primrose path of poesy, and spinsters, who used to puzzle themselves to no purpose, will now unwittingly become dexterous geometresses.
(8.) We shall bring them out, if Mrs F. has but moderate patience. Indeed we have had our eye on Mrs Field ever since her first journey, when her cloak was twisted betwixt nave and spoke,”-being much struck with her sensibility, evinced by her grief at the loss of the old one and joy at the new, which, we are glad to assure our readers, "the Host" (we forget of which house in Durham) was honest enough to buy, “ of duffil grey, and as warm a cloak as man could sell.” She paid no “ Shilling Fare” there, so the history of that journey does not come within her present work.
(9.) We could be well content to lay aside our gravity, and see Mr V. D. B. slip off