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Review.--Montgomery's Poems.

[Oct. vengeance of heaven, nor throw a ran. By fun'ral knells, and swiftly-dlying friends, dom bolt and call it God's; but what In solemn hours, and serious moods,-by we find recorded in language at once pangs, aweful and intelligible, we would Within, and perils from without, -by all speak. The principles we find de. The eloquence of love and truth divine, nounced we have a right to stamp with He heeded not; unebbing flow'd the tides of

She summon'd man to worship, and be saved! the seal of reprobation. There is a

joy, judgment of certuinty no less than a

And gaily tripe the fairy hours along: judgment of charily, and where the sin is palpable, manifest, unrepented, The bright creation of a poet's dream,

Eternity was but in name, a Heaven if the Bible be the word of God, con

And Hell--but burning in a priestly brain. demnation will assuredly follow. What Men died; and could they have resumed their are the principles then to which Mr. breath, Monigoinery has assigned a place in With one terrific howl they would have thrilled torment. The principles of hiin whose Creation round,—There is, there is a Hell!' ambition was his god ; of him whose And now, for ever dungeon'd must they rest, genius and lofty talent taught

Where minutes seem eternities of pain !

The faults of Mr. Montgomery are “ The lip of Blasphemy to curl with scorn,

verbal—sometimes the effect of haste And tongue of fools to be profanely wise."

and carelessness, sometimes a too Of him the snicide; the lover of plea- daring defiance of the rules of art : sure, and not the lover of God; of the but they are as spots in the sun, and hypocrite, who, under the maskof reli. we leave them to verbal critics. gion, seemed a martyr to the world, We shall have failed in conveying but plied his guilty pleasures in the dark. our high admiration of the merits of Of her, the Beauty in her Pride, to this volume to the minds of our whom the incense of the world was as readers, if we have not impressed them daily bread,

with a sense of its superior claims. We “ The form was heavenly, but the mind of have said nothing of the youth of its earth,

author, and we mention it now but A shrine for vainborn hopes and sensual for the purpose of wondering at the dreams,

[heaven." absence of all those faults for which Without a thought, a sigh, or wish for youth might be considered as an exIn short, the self-idolator, the world touched by a living coal from the altar

The lips of the poet have been ling, all whom the page of Scripture of Piety, and we niost sincerely believe by whose light the Poei has walked that the wish breathed in the con. has denounced, are congregated in awe- cluding lines of his volume has been ful punishment; and although, in two

realised instances perhaps, the descriptions are

Forgive such as most readers will apply to a

The weakness, if an emulative hope hero and a poet recently deceased, yet O'erwhelm’d my mind, and bade it proudly if the object of Mr. Montgomery be something beyond the annuisement of Ambitious dreams :—for would I not, an idle hour, we do not join in the ob- Thou Judge of Thought! rather in some jection against these striking portraits

exalted line of gifts abused and talents misapplied. Of doble strength, temembered live, or raise The whole Vision is indeed a weful, and One fine emotion in a feeling breast, speaks solemo truths 10 those who are

Than boast the fame of heroes, or the blood either prostituting great endowments Of Kings. Eternal is the Muses' crown! to unholy purposes, or who are carelessly trifling away their lives on sub- Stellon's Illustralions of Arms and Armour, jects unworthy immortal beings.

from the collection at Goodrich Court. We may be deemed too serinonizing Part XIII. for the general reader, but our topic has been a solemn and a serious one.

WE are induced to depart from our The following sketch of mercies de general rule, and again resume our respised and opportunities neglected, has assumed a new character, and now

inarks on this elegant work, because it breathes the spirit of Young.

presents itself as a portion of county “And did not meek-eyed Mercy stoop to save?

history; for it is evident that a place She beckon'd every breathing soul to Heaven!

of such attraction as Goodrich Court By day and night she whisper'd to the heart, will ever claim attentive notice from God! Eternity! A Day of Doom!'

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1828.) Review.-Skelton's Illustrations of Arms and Armour. 857 though, therefore, the description of it derives much beautiful effect from its be not yet embodied in a general work fire-place, designed from a monument on the county, we will venture to say at Winchelsea. The hastilude-chamthat all collectors of topography will ber, which leads to the grand armoury, be obliged to us for pointing out so is in an opposite part of the building, beautiful a production as Mr. Skelton's and is approached through the Asiatic to class with these other volumes.

armoury, South-sea chainber, and banGoodrich Court, the first object in questing.hall. It is calculated to give the celebrated tour of the Wye, is a a complete idea of an ancient tournabuilding of stone of the very best ma

ment, where sonry, and of the architecture of Edward II. It is quadrangular, en

“ Impatient for the charge, the coursers fleet

Champ on the bit, and thunder with their closing a court-yard, and besides se

feet;" veral other projections to cast shadows, is adorned with square and round and exhibits a joust between two towers, so disposed as 10 give it the knights on horseback, while others most picturesque effect. li crowns a

within the lists are waiting for their

turns. commanding eminence, flanked by a

Al :he back are the royal box, hanging wood, the skirt of which is and the heralds with rewards for the washed by a bold sweep of the cele- ienanis, or for those who accept the brated river Wye. of a character challenge, whichever be victorious. suited to the romantic scenery in We are' led to expect that in some which it is placed, it is highly credi- future part, the Asiatic and grand artable to the laste and talents of that mories will form subjects for Skelton's skilful architect, whom we have often burin, and judging from the represenhad occasion to notice, Edward Blore.

tation of the basiilude-chamber, we Calculated to conjure up the most chi.

predict that these will be highly invalrous associations in the mind, the teresting. natural expectation of finding within

It is undoubtedly impossible to ob. it's walls

tain so accurate a knowledge of actual " How some the mace and some the faul

armour from any other source as this chion whirl,"

publication, the specimens comprising is so far from being disappointed, that logically arranged, and accompanied

such variety of dates, being chronoit was expressly built to containi one of the finest, and as we have before with a scale which fixes their relative observed, the most instructive collec

proportions. Those who imagine that

its title conveys a full idea of the tions in Europe. The scientific ar

nature of its contents have conceived fangement displayed in its disposition is perpetuated by the work before us,

very erroneous impressions, as beside

the careful vigilance with which Dr. and among the plates of Part XIII. we have general views of the entrance- could by possibility be procured, it

Meyrick has added every rarity that hall and hastilude-chamber. The fron- abounds' in beautiful works of art, tispiece to the first of the two volumes, which this publication will form, is Not only does Skelton's work present

forming as it were a history of design. also introduced into this part, and faithful delineations of these interesting turns out to be certainly with propriety, though singular, ihe knocker formation is dispersed throughout the

objects, but much new and useful in on the hall-door. This is in bronze, of the Michael Angelo school, and

accompanying descriptions. from the design of Giovanni di Bo

So far from finding these volumes

fall off in point of execution, there is a logna, representing Sampson slaying the Philistines, the figures being finely which is the best pledge that the work

progressive improvement throughout, grouped. The entrance to Goodrich will be brought to its conclusion with Court is over a drawbridge, through a groined gateway between two round nessed. The intelligence in the wrap

an energy and fidelity seldom wittowers, and the drive thence leads to a gothic porch, on the door within per acquaints us that there will be an which this subject is placed. The ample index and a suitable introduce

tion;

we do not hesitate therefore to entrance-hall, be seen in Mr. Skelton's engraving, is decorated with with the rest, the Illustrations of Arms

say, that if these be equally well done hunting weapons, cross-bows, glaives and Arinour will be a work calculated and halberds, with trophies of arins on the waircase and over the doors ; and to reflect credit on the present age.

as may

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LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE.

Ready for Publication.

Sailors and Saints, by the Author of the The Teaching of Jesus Christ, the model Naval Sketch Book. of Pulpit Instruction, a Sermon by the Rev. Tales and Confessions. By LEITCH Rick. WARNER, F.A.S.

Ritchie. Illustrations of Prophecy, in five disserta- A Treatise on tbe Diseases of the Bones. tions,—on an Infidel Power ; The Abyss, or By BENJAMIN BELL. Bottomless Pit; The Symbolic Dragon ; A A Tale of the Holy City under the title Millennium ; and the Coming of Christ. of Zillah. By Mr. Horace SMITH.

The Last Days. By the Rev. E. IRVING.

Sermons preached in St. John's Chapel, Preparing for Publication. Bognor. By the Rev. H. Rakes.

Historical Account of Discoveries and i Sermons, Doctrinal and Practical, by the Travels in North America, including the Rev. J. PROCTER.

United States, Canada, the Shores of the A Charge delivered to the Clergy of the Polar Sea, and the Voyages in Search of a Archdeaconry of Ely, by the Rev. J. H. North-west Passage ; by Hugh Murray, esy. BROWNE.

F.R.S.E., &c.; Author of « Travels in AfriAn Essay on Political Economy, by Capt. ca, Asia," &c. Pittman, R.A.

Memoirs of Rear-Admiral Paul Jones, The Imperial Remembrancer ; being a now first compiled from his Original JourCollection of valuable Tables for constant nals, Correspondence, &c. Reference and Use : including all the Mea- Counsels for the Sanctuary and for Civil sures, Hackney Coach Fares, New Rates for Life ; or, Discourses to various Classes in Watermen, Stamp and Excise Duties, &c. the Church and in the World. By Henry

An Annual printed in gold, and called the Belfrage, D.D. Golden Lyre, being a poetical selection The Life and Adventures of Alexander from the works of English, Freoch, and Selkirk ; containing the real Incidents upon and German authors.

which the Romance of Robinson Crusoe is A new edition of Salathiel, a Story of the founded. By John Howell, Editor of the Past, the Present, and the Future.

“ Journal of a Soldier of the Seventy-first The Trials of Life, a Novel, by the Au- Regiment." thor of De Lisle, or the Sensitive Man. Scenes of War; and Other Poems. By

The Second Series of the Romance of Joun MALCOLM. History, to comprise tales founded on facts, Diversions of Hollycot ; or, the Mother's and illustrative of the Romantic Annals of Art of Thinking. By tbe Author of “ClanFrance from the reign of Charlemagne to Albin." that of Louis XIV, inclusive.

A Guide to the Universal Trader ; being The Life and Times of Francis the First a Complete and Systematic View of the of France.

Monies, Weiglits, Measures, &c. of all NaThe Manual for lovalids, or Practical tions, with their Proportions to those of Rules for the Attainment and Preservation Great Britain and France. of Health, with popular illustrations of some The Reformer of the Catholic Church. of the most important functions of the Ani- Memoirs of Scipio de Ricci, Bishop of mal Economy.

Orato and Pistoria under the Reigo of the Conversations on Iotellectual Philosophy, late Grand Duke Leopold of Tuscany. or a familiar explanation of the Nature and The Life of Nollekens the Sculptor. By Operations of the Human Mind.

JOHN THOMAS SMITH. The Scotch Banker, or the Subjects of MR. BRAYLEY's Londiniana ; or Remithe Country Bankers, Wheat, and the Me. niscences of Ancient London. tallic Currency, Famine, &c.

A New Year's Eve; and other Poems, The Botanical Register, or Ornameutal by Bernard Baxton. Flower Garden and Shrubbery.

The Interpositions of Divine Providence, The Subaltern's Log-Book, including the selected exclusively from the Holy Scripperiod of the Regiment's remaining in India. tures. By Joseph FINCHER, esq.

The Present State of the Tenancy of Lanů Typical Instruction considered and illusin Great Britain, by L. KENNEDY and T. B. trated, and shown to be suited to all, but GRAINGER.

particularly the early Ages of the Church. Tales of the Great St. Bernard, by a dis. By John Deers, A.M. tinguished writer.

Essays on the Universal Analogy between The Protestant, a Tale of the Reign of the Natural and the Spiritual Worlds. By Queen Mary. By the Authoress of • De the Author of " Memoirs of a Deist." Foix," &c.

Sermons, chiefly Practical. Preached in The Man of two Lives, a Narrative written

the Parish Church of Clapham, Surrey. By by Himself.

the Rev. W. DealTRY, B.D. F.R.S.

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1828.]
Literary and Scientific Intelligence.

359 A View of some of those Evidences for continuing in the west, whilst the other the Divine Origin of Christianity which are extremity travelled from north-east to due not founded on the authenticity of Scripture, east, covering the Pleiades in the east, and by MR. SHEPPARD, author of “Thoughts Lyra in the west. It continued its course on Devotion.”

from east to south-east, and about nine The Parochial Lawyer, or Churchwardens' began gradually to sink down into the westand Overseers' Guide, containing the whole of era horizon, fron. whence it had sprung. the Statute Law, with the Decision of the For about three minutes after it disappeared Courts of Law on the Duties and Powers of Do stars were visible to the naked eye in the those officers. By J. Shaw.

west. The weather was very fine, and the The Legendary Cabinet, a Selection of stars shove brilliantly. Its elevation must British National Ballads, Ancient and Mo- have been many miles, as it appears to have dern, with Notes and Illustrations. By the been seen in every part of the country. Rev. J. D. PARRY, author of “ Illustrations

Welsh AMERICANS. of Bedfordshire." The Housekeeper's Oracle; or Art of

A tribe of Americans, about the 49th Domestic Management. By the late Dr.

degree of north latitude, and the 45th west KITCHINER.

longitude, are said to possess many curious No. I. of Eminent Women : their Lives manuscripts about an island named Brydon, and Characters. Designed for the Improve their lar:guage resembles the Welsh, and

from which their ancestors long since came. ment of Female Youth. PORTER. To be published monthly.

their religion is a sort of mixed Christianity

and Druidism. The Castilian, by Don TELESFORO DE

They know the use of TRUEBA, author of " Gomez Arias."

letters, and are very fond of music and poetry. A second series of Tales of a Voyager.

They still call themselves Brydones. It is A new novel, called the Disowned, by generally believed that they are descendants the author of Pelham.

of some wandering Britons, expelled from MR. Grattan, the well-known author of home about the time of the Saxons, and Highways and Byways, is engaged on a new

carried by wind and current to the great series of Tales and Sketches.

continent of the west, into the heart of The Memoirs of the Empress Josephine, which they have been driven back by sucby Madame Ducrest, the niece of Madame

cessive encroachments of modern settlers. DE GENLIS.

CAPTAIN BEECHEY'S EXPEDITION. A new comic romance, called Rank and

The Blossom, Captain Beechey, has arTalent.

rived at Portsmouth after an absence of Letters from the West, containing

upwards of three years on a voyage of science Sketches of Scenery, Manners, and Cus- and discovery The main object of this toms, with Anecdotes connected with the

voyage was the conveyance of supplies to first Settlement of the Western Sections of Icy Cape, for the land Arctic expedition the United States. By the Hon.Judge Hall.

under Captain Franklin, in the event of that Tales of Military Life. Part XV. of Skelton's Illustrations of reaching the extreme north-western point

enterprising traveller having succeeded in Arms and Armour, from the Collection at

of America. During her absence she has Goodrich Court.

visited Pitcairn, Society, Sandwich, and Loo Choo Islands, and discovered several islands

in both the North and South Pacific. In ZODIACAL Light.

1826 she discovered six coral islands in the Sept. 29. A most carious phenomenon South Pacific; and in June, 1827, found appeared in the heavens about eight o'clock the group of islands called Islas de Arzoat night. Its appearance was that of a bispo, which were formerly laid down in our column of bright smoke, or light transparent charts, but which had been erased in mocloud, increasing from the horizon to the dern ones, under an impression that they zenith, forming an arc, and somewhat re- did not exist. In September, 1827, she sembling a comet's tail of an immense size. discovered, near Behring's Straits, Port It sprang up from the west, and stretched Clarence, which offers most excellent anitself across to the north-east, its basis still chorage.

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ANTIQUARIAN RESEARCHES.
EGYPTIAN PAPIRI.

of ten or twelve, (observes M. Sallier), were

brought a few years ago, with a collection of Jn p. 160, we noticed the report of M. antiquities, from Egypt, by a native merSallier to the Academical Society of Aix, chant of that country, and they contain, for relative to some Egyptian Papiri which had the most part, prayers or rituals, more or been inspected and deciphered by Mr. Cham- less extended, which had been deposited in pollion, just before the eve of his departure the cases of mummies. There is among for Egypt. “These Papiri, to the number them the contract for the sale of a house,

360
Antiquarian Researcher.

[Oct. entered into under tho reign of one of the times, and with the system of the heavens, Ptolemies; and three rolls joined together, adopted by the Egyptians and Chaldeans, written in superb demotic characters-cha- probably the first people who occupied theme racters whichi, as is well-known, were ap- selves with the science of astronomy. propriated to civil purposes. M. Champol- I must add to the preceding details lion could not express bis joy and astonish- some account of a little basaltic figure ment, when, upon looking at the first of which was included in the articles which the these rolls, which is pretty thick, he disco- Egyptian sold me, and which appears to vered that it contains the bistory of the have been found together with the three campaigns of Sesostris Rhamsis, called also rolls. It represents a inan upon his kuees, Sethos, or Sethosis and Sésoosis, and that whuse length, if extended, would be eleven it gave most circumstantial details respecting inches, the head being fifteen lines. The the conquests of that bero, the countries he

figure leans upun a sort of table, the top of traversed, and the force and composition of which is in the form of a desk; upon it are his army. The manuscript concludes with placed his hands, which, though broken, á declaration of the historian, who, after appear to be in the act of writing. On the stating his names and titles, certifies his front of the desk is engraved the device of 'having written the work in the ninth year Sesrostris, and ou the back of the figure of the reign of Sesostris Rhamses, Kivg within a border is placed, in hieroglyphic of Kings, a lion in battle, the arm to which character, the name of the figure, with the God hath given strength,' and other peri- title of the Bard and Friend of Sesostris.' phrases in the oriental style.

A drawing of this figure was made for M. The epoch to which the MS. belongs, Champollion before he saw the papyri. I goes back to nearly the age of Moses, and neglected to take down in writing its name, it is probable that the great Sesostris was and none of the persons who were present at the son of that King who pursued the He- the enrolling of the papyrus thought of inbrews to the extremity of the Red Sea. quiring whether any conformity existed bePerhaps he is also the same personage as tween the names sculptured on the figure Egyptus, who forced his brother Danaus or and those mentioned in the manuscripc. Arinais to fly to Greece, for having in his Every thing, however, leads to the belief absence attempted to occupy the throne. that the figure is a representation of the Upon the same manuscript, and after a blank historian of the Papyri, in whose tomb margin, coipmences another composition, were deposited his portrait and his works. entitled “The praises of the great King Of what great importance, then, must these Amempengo.' A few leaves only, separated writiogs be, as their author, a contemporary by intervals and numeral marks, complete of Sesostris, cannot be presumed to have this roll, and form the commencement of exercised the functivas with which he was the history, which is continued in the se- clothed, without following the hero in his cond of my papyri. It appears to me that victorious course." conjecture might fix the date of Amein. At the conclusion of the report, which nego's reign before that of Sesostris, as the was listened to with great attention, M. author wrote in the ninth year of the latter Sallier received the thanks of the society, King's reigo. This conclusion might also and was requested to give a copy of his be drawn from the well-known custoin of

statement to be deposited in the archives of the Egyptians to represent in their munu- the institution; and an abstract of it was ments, after the principal person, the por- directed to be sent to the different French trait of his father, and sometimes of his and foreign academies. uncle. Lastly, the successor of Sesostris bears the name of Phero in Herodotus ; in Intelligence has been received from M. Diodorus, that of Sesostris II.; and in Ma- Champollion, who arrived at Alexandria on necho, that of Rapšaces or Rapses : while the 18th of August. His last communicahis father is called Amenophis, or Amenoph, tion is dated August 29, in which he states -a name which resembles the one deci- that he should remain till the 12th of Sepphered in the manuscript. A more attentive tenber, to complete the necessary prepara.. examination may be expected to remove all tions for his journey into the interior of doubt on this point. But I am only ac- Egypt. He says “ I have visited all the quainted with my papyri by the rapid in- monuments in the neighbourhood. Pomspection which M. Champollion gave them pey's pillar has nothing very extraordinary during the few moments which were at his about it. I have, however, discovered that disposal. The third roll consists of a trea- there is still something to be gleaped retise on astronomy, or astrology, or what is specting it. It rests upon a nass of solid most likely, on both those sciences con- masonry, constructed out of some ancient joined. This manuscript has not yet been ruins, and I have found among those ruins unrolled, but we may easily imagine that it the cartouche (so in the original] of Psamcontains matter of great interest. It is metichus II. I have not neglected the likely that it will make us acquainted with Greek inscription on the base of the column, the celestial observations of those remote

upon which some uncertainty still prevails.

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