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the lapse of years, during which is the monk of Saint Cuthbert had nature has gradually covered the hitherto saved him from the geneeffects of violence with creeping ral wreck; but it would seem ruin plants and with weather stains, had now at length reached him. exhibit amid their decay a melan- || Anxious to discover is he had at choly beauty. But when the visi- | least escaped personal harm, Roble effects of violence appear raw

land Græme now entered the halfand recent, there is no feeling to ruined cell. mitigate the sense of devastation The interior of the building was with wbich they impress the spec- in a state which fully justified the tators; and such was now the scene opinion he had formed from its on which the youthful page gazed external injuries. The few rude with the painful feeling it was utensils of the solitary's hut were qualified to excite.

broken down and lay scattered on When his first momentary sur- the floor, where it seemed as if a prise was over, Roland Græme was fire had been made with some of at no loss to conjecture the cause the fragments to destroy the rest of these ravages. The destruction of his property, and to consume, in of the Popish edifices did not take particular, the rude old image of place at once throughout Scot. Saint Cuthbert, in its episcopal land, but at different times, and ac- babit, which lay on the hearth like cording to the spirit which actuat-Dagon of yore, shattered with the ed the Reformed clergy; some of axe and scorched with the flames, whom instigated their hearers to but only partially destroyed. In these acts of demolition; and others, the little apartment which served with better taste and feeling, en a chapel, the altar was overdeavoured to protect the ancient thrown, and the four huge stones shrines, while they desired to see

of which it had been once composthem purified from the objects cd, lay scattered around the floor, which had attracted idolatrous de- || The large sione crucisix wlich votion. From time to time there occupied the niche behind the alfore the populace of the Scottish tar, and fronted the supplicant towns and villages, when instigated while he paid his devotion there, either by their own feelings of ab- bad been pulled down and dashhorrence for Popish superstition, led by its own weight into these or by the zealous doctrines of the fragments. There were marks of more zealous preachers, resumed slege-hammers on each of these; the work of destruction, and exer- yet the image had been saved from cised it upon some sequestered utter demolition by the size and church, chapel, or cell, which had strength of the remaining fragescaped the first burst of their in ments, which, though much injurdignation against the religion of ed, retained enough of the original Rome.

sculpture to slew what it had been • In the present instance, the un intended to represent. pretending and quiet seclusion of

(To be continued.)




INTELLIGENCE, LITERARY, SCIENTIFIC, &c. MR. ACKERMANN announces for large 8vo. volumes. As the third publication by subscription, a Pic- volume will consist principally of turesque Tour of the Seine, from new matter, it is intended to print Paris to the Sea; embracing the an extra number of copies of that greater part of Normandy, a pro- volume, with the additional plates, vince peculiarly interesting to the for the accommodation of such English traveller, for its natural purchasers of the first edition as beauties, antiquarian curiosities, may order the same on or before and historical recollections. The January 1, 1821. work will be comprised in six On the 1st of September, Mr. monthly parts, containing twenty- Brookshaw (author of the “ Pomofour biglily coloured engravings, na Britannica,”) will produce the and will correspond, in the general first two parts of an entirely new style of its execution, with the nu- work on fruit, entitled the Hormerous illustrated works produced ticultural Repository; containing within these few years by the same delineations of the best varieties publisher.

of the different species of EngMr. Ackermann has also in the lish fruit; to which are added, the press, the Third and Last Tour of blossoms and leares, in those inDr. Syntar, in Search of a Wife; a stances in which they are judged subject which promises a degree of necessary: accompanied with full interest, vivacity, and entertain-descriptions of their various proment, equalling, if not surpass- perties, their time of ripening, and ing, that of the two preceding po- | directions for planting them, so as pular Tours. Like them, it will to produce a longer succession of form a distinct volume, consisting fruit; such being pointed out as of eight monthly numbers, the first are particularly calculated for open of which will appear on October 1. walls, and for forcing. It will be

Dr. Gesenius, who, with Lord completed in about 26 parts. Guildford, has been recently tran In the press, and speedily will scribing some Arabian MSS. at the be published, Traits and Trials, a Bodleian library, bas nearly com- novel, in two volumes. pleted the singular task of trans Select fables, with cuis, designed lating the Book of Enoch from the and engraved by Thomas and John Abyssinian language. This lan- | Bewick and others, previously to the guage resembles the Arabic, one year 1784, together with a memoir fourth of the words perhaps being and descriptive catalogue of the radically of that tongue, in which works of Messrs. Bewick, 8vo. will the learned doctor is well skilled, early appear. A very small numwhile he is also one of the most ber are printed on large paper, to celebrated Hebrew scholars on the match the other works of Mr. BeContinent.

wick; viz. in royal 8vo. In the press, a new edition of Also, Lectures on the Temper and the Rev. T. H. Horne's Introduc- Spirit of the Christian Religion; first tion to the critical Study and Knote - written and delivered to the inmates ledge of the Holy Scriptures; in four li of a large public asylum, and now

published, and addressed to the nu-, the degrees from 1 to 180. When merous parties which agitate and the index is placed at half or a divide this empire, by Matthew whole degree, or more, above the Allen, author of “ Outlines of a heat of the atmosphere at the time, Course of Lectures on Chemical any increase of temperature bePhilosophy,” &c.

yond the degree indicated sets the Mr. W. G. Rogers will publish | alarum in motion, and thus gives early in October, an engraving of notice of the approaching danger. the Warwick Vase, in the litho- Hence it is obvious, that the pringraphic manner.

ciple of the thermometer has been Shortly will be published, the applied to this instrument, which first number of a Progressive Series may be placed in any situation, of Ornamental Sketches, original and and is sold at prices varying from selected, drawn on stone by W. five to thirty guineas, according G. Rogers.

to the plainness or elegance of The following arrangements have the execution. All those who wish been made for Lectures at the to obtain an additional security Surry Institution, during the en- against the dangers of fire by night, suing season: 1. On Metallurgy may have an opportunity of inand Mineralogical Chemistry, by specting this contrivance at Mr. Frederick Accum, Esq. M. R.I. A. Ackermann's Repository of Arts. &c. &c. To commence on Tues Baron von Drais, of Manheim, day, Oct. 31, at seven o'clock in has invented what he calls an Elethe evening precisely, and to be vating Telescope, by means of continued on each succeeding which, looking through a tube Tuesday.--2. On Electricity, by about 11 inch in diameter, and 3 C. Woodward, Esq. Tocommence feet high, in the shape of a stick, on Friday, Nov. 3, and to be con- you may command, not 21, but 211 tinued on each succeeding Friday degrees of the horizon, in spite of at the same hour.—3. On Music, intervening obstacles. These teby W. Crotch, Mus. Doc. professor lescopes, it is affirmed, will be parof music in the University of Ox-ticularly useful: 1st, In popular asford, early in 1821.

semblies, though you stand on level Mr. Curtis will commence his ground, to look over the heads of next Course of Lectures on the the people, even if they wear high Anatomy, Physiology, and Patho-hats or head-dresses: 2dly, For a logy of the Ear, and on the Me- I general to command a much more dical Treatment of the Deaf and extensive view than by ascending Dumb, early in Oct. at the Royal an eminence: 3dly, Onboard ships, Dispensary for Diseases of the Ear. to see to as great a distance over

We are desirous of calling the the sea when down below, as you attention of our readers to the in- could from the mast-head: 4thly, genioas invention of a Fire-Alarum in houses, to be able, by means of by Mr. J. G. Colbert. This instru- a tube (which may always be turninent is portable, of the size and ed round) through the roof of the general appearance of a time- house, to have almost the same efpiece, except that the dial-platefect in the lower slory, as if the eye exhibits a semicircle marked with were elevated far above the house.




SORROW'S EXPOSTULATION. The wild bird shook the dewdrops from its (By S. T.)

wing, If the halcyon of pleasure has sportively Then on its nest sank close and silently; chosen

Or at some lady's bower the silver string Thy happier heart for her downy repose, Told where in silent shades her love was And the vulture of grief, in a region so frozen

lingering. As my cheerless bosom, has nurtured her woes;

But now the brightening moonbeams lit a

door Deride not the tear that is mournfully stea)ing

In the low archway of a battled tower, Adown a pale cheek, once unwither'd as And as it open'd, on the marble floor

A maiden stood like a night-weeping flower; thine,

One light hand press'd aside the rosy Though its moisture display the wan lustre of feeling,


And one led forth a form of helm and plume : As vainly as dewdrops on barren thorns shine.

This was the lover's last, loved, bitter hour;

Long had they linger’d, but the hour was Nor mock the soft sigh that escapes but to wander

That door to them was like the opening Where tenderness peoples regret's darkest

tomb. shade, of its own plaintive echo, there vibrated They stopp'd upon the threshold, and the fonder

pair Than all the light melody mirth ever made: Were silent still. Dut in the quivering For the tear and the sigh, that with scornful

light, rejection

Down the small fingers of that lady fair, Are banish'd from minds never school'd in From her press'd eyes, like dew on lilies their cost,

white, Form a circle of gems, reminiscent affection Stole pearly tears. Above her tower'd the Tondly clasps round the shrine of the

knight, loved and the lost.

Like a proud tree unbending in the storm; But when that affection no longer is glowing

Yet pale, and gazing on the tresses bright

That from their jewell'd braids fell w'er Within the lorn bosom that cherish'd its

her form, stay,

Shading her bended brow and cheek with May friendship, reciprocal tribute bestowing,

blushes warm. A gem of such price to remembrance pay: While the angel of peace (the freed spirit He moved a sudden step, and press'd her receiving)

hand; Disperses humanity's mists from its eyes,

But that young beauty rais'd her splendid To smile on the sorrow-worn ashes'tis leaving,

eye, And see the bright phænix of happiness | That fix'd him like a spell. Her blush had rise.

S. T.

waned, DONCASTER, 1820.

Yet in its paleness was wild witchery.

He felt upon his heart her bosom lie, THE PARTING: A PICTURE.

And as again her lip with ruby burn'a, The eve-star rose abore the eastern hill, His own upon it stooped unconsciously:

Leading the crescent up the purple sky, His soul was in that lovely shrine inurnd; The forest breezes slept, the vale was still, They paused, press’d, wept, and to the But when a low sweet murmur would stealby

tower return'd. From the carnation-beds, as rustling nigh,

L. Harrisou, Printer, 373), Strand.

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