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1828.]
Antiquarian Researches.

361 A good fac simile of it taken upon paper will agouy, as if death had been proluoed by the put an end to it, and I shall be happy to heavy pressure of a great weight of stonos. place under the eyes of our men of science a There is a difference of opinion as to whefaithful copy, which may reconcile all their ther the excavation be a Roman village or differences respecting this monument of his- one extensive building, destroyed by some tory. I have visited still oftener the obelisks accident. The grounds have been purof Cleopatra, and always by means of our chased by government, and upwards of one asses. Of these two obelisks, that which is hundred men are constantly at work. standing has been given to the King by the ROMAN TESSELATED PAVEMENT. Pacha of Egypt, and I hope that the necessary measures will be taken to transport it

A tesselated pavement has been recently to Paris. The obelisk which is on the

discovered in a field of about eight acres, on ground belongs to the English. I have

the north-west of a hill, and under a wood, already caused the hieroglyphical inscrip- opposite King's Sedgemoor, in the parish of tions which are on them to be copied and Pitney, near Langport. It has been opened sketched under my own eyes. These two

under the direction and superintendance of obelisks, with characters in three columns

Mr. Hasell, of Littleton, near Somerton. on the face of each of them, were originally The floor is 18 feet by 20; it is in the erected by King Mæris, in front of the highest state of preservation, and is allowed great Temple of the Sun, at Heliopolis. by persons best acquainted with the subject The lateral inscriptions were placed there by

to be the finest specimen that has been disSesostris ; and I have discovered two other

covered in the west of England. The centre short ones on the face, which were placed is an octagon, in which is a perfect figure of there by the successor of Sesostris. Thus Bacchus with the usual emblems, and the three epnchs are marked out upon these other part of the floor is divided into eight monuments. The ancient dez, in rose-co- compartments, containing figures of Miloured granite, on which each of them has

nerva, Mars, Neptune, aud other heathen been placed, still exists ; but I have ascer

deities, and at each corner is a bust; a beautained by causing my Arabs to dig around tiful border surrounds the whole, and runs them, under the direction of our architect, round each division. The designs are adM. Bibent, that this dez rests on a base of mirably executed in tesseræ of various com three paces, which is of Greek or Roman lours and very small dimensions, scarcely workmanship.”

half an inch square; there is a coarser After detailing some particulars connected edging of tesseræ, each about one inch with his introduction to the Viceroy, and

square, between the border and the walls, ubtaining the necessary firmans, M. Chan-- which are in good preservation, and about pollion concludes by observing, “I am filled two feet high, and the top only a few inches with confidence as to the result of our jour- under the surface of the field. Considerable ney, and shall spare no exertion to render it numbers of persons of all ranks were atsuccessful. I shall write from all the towns

tracted to view this interesting discovery in Egypt, although the post-houses of the during the short time it was open ; but it Pharaohs no longer exist. I shall reserve

has been for the present filled up, till efmy description of the magnificence of fectual means are taken to secure it, for Thebes for our venerable friend M. Dacier. which a subscription is being raised. Sir It will, perhaps, be a worthy and a just R. C. Hvare has contributed handsomely, tribute to the Nestor of amiable and scien

and has expressed his intention of visiting tific men.

the spot early in the spring. ROMAN RUINS NEAR THE Hague.

EXAMINATION OF A MUMMY. An English gentleman who recently vi- Lately one of the mummies in the Musited the immense Roman building lately seum of the Louvre was opened. It was one discovered near Voorburg, says that innume- of the finest of the valuable collection made rable vases of the most beautiful descrip- by the Chevalier Drovetti. According to tions, Roman rings with inscriptions, orna- the hieroglyphic inscriptions, this mummy. ments and coins, some of which date before which was the embalmed body of Nouté Mai the birth of Christ, have been excavated; (the beloved of the gods), had been, during all which leads to the supposition that a few years, one of the priests of Ammon. sonje calamity, either occasioned by fire, It was enclosed in a kind of pasteboard, inundation, or otherwise, has thrown down richly ornamented on the outside with fi. and destroyed the whole buildings. In one gures of Gods, and symbolical animals. The of the cellars a perfect skeleton has been preservation of this funeral covering was found, which further strengthens the opi- perfect; it having been originally protectel nion : it is the most remarkable object that by two wooden cofins, in which the mummy has yet been discovered. The right arm is was conveyed to Paris. The pasteboard was placed on the heart, and the whole figure untouched by decay, and in the same condiexbibits an attitude of the most perfect tion as when it at first came from the hands Gent. Mag. October, 1828.

362
Select Poetry.

[Oct. of the eml'almers. When the body was ther hung from the shoulders. The cavities completely unrobed, the head was discovered of the eyes were filled with plugs of linen, to have been shaved, a custom which literary which, like the bandages, had been soaked antiquities prove to have been adopted by in oil of cedar, a celebrated preservative the Egyptian priests. The teeth remained against corruption. The interior of the head in their places, and an attentive examination was empty, but the envelope of the braia shewed that the individual had been about was preserved. Drops of pure bitumen, of forty years of age when he died. A leaf of extreme brilliancy and some thickness, were gold covered the mouth, a plate of silver lay found upon the breast, between the thighs,

east, and straps of coloured lea- and upon other parts of the body.

upou the

SELECT POETRY.

serede,

Hope. .

ing soul.

SONNET TO THE OCEAN. For then, when trac'd through each dis-
By John Taylor, Esq.

guise,

You might elude Law's thousand eyes ;
Written at Margate.

And beat its fleetest coursers hollow,
THEE, mighty Ocean, I with fear survey, By diving, where they could not follow.
E'en when thy spacious surface seeins

There you might lurk, uuseen and quiet [mien,

Water and fish your slender dict-The Heav'ns reflecting with a smiling And—when the news had spread around, For then art thou still ready to betray,

That you were fairly sunk and drown'dAnd burst at once upon thy helpless prey.

Rise, like new creatures, from the water, Tremendous type of human life, I ween,

And plunder in some other quarter. Where Man o'erwhelming Man so oft is

seen, Like wave o'er wave on thy deceitful way.

On Icebergs appearing off the Cape of Good Sublimity the world must own is thine, When the dread teinpest bids thy billows How must the Hottentots with wonder

gape, Like Tyrants who in martial grandeur shine, To see huge Icebergs sailing to the Cape ! And ravage hapless realms without con- But what does Party say? He knows, full troul;

well, Yet Virtue, strengthen'd by a Power Divine, The dreary regions where those Icebergs Can, buoy'd by Hope, sustain the sink- dwell,

And he. I weer, will not conceive it strange,
That they, as length, should seek sone

pleasing change ; BAGATELLES-By Mrs. Carey,

And, taught by him, to venture, wisely try Author of Lasting Impressions,” fc. To warm themselves beneath a southern sky. On reading, in the Sunday Observer of Octo

ber 5, that one Sweeper-loy carried his Comrade in a Sack through the Gate at

On a Horse going up in a Balloon, and

Kites drawing a Coach. Waterloo Bridge, to evade the payment of the Toll

OH! wonder not, that horses take such

Alights-
MISERS who love their pelf to heap,
May now take lessons from a sweep-

Mount on the breeze, and soar aloft like kites ! For who, of all their race, knows any,

Well may they to the upper regions go, Who took such pains to save a penny ?

Since kites are train'd to do their work below! Toll-men, look out--for, should those elves Pursue this mode of cheating,

On seeing a Lady, in thin shoes, walking over You must, in justice to yourselves,

a Macadamized crossing on a wet day. Give every sack a heating. West Square, Oct. 6.

THAT wet feet are injurious, physicians

declare, On reading, in the Gentleman's Magazine, So, gentlemen all, of the ladies take care,

And too many have cause to believe. that a Monsieur B. had invented a mode

Or Mac Adam will leave you no Eve. of moving and continuing under Water for a considerable Time, without any communication with the almospheric Air.

On a short Epigram, with a long Introductim. SWINDLERS and Thieves! your trade THE head's so large--the tail's so sinallwould thrive,

The point is scarcely seen at all. If you, like Monsieur B. could dive :

West-square, Sept. 1.

1828.]
Select Poetry.

363 SONNET TO HOPE.

A HYMN
By Mrs. Carey.

For the Opening of the reluilt Church at O COME, celestial Hope! and with thy

Murvau, on the North-west Coast of Cornsmile

wall, A. D. 1828.

[tured heart Chase the wild fears that rack this tor

By the Rev. C. V. Le Grice. Cheer my sad spirit with thy pleasing wile; AGAIN we hear the Sabbath bell,

And bid the haggard train of Care depart. A welcome joyful souod ; Ah! come; and ere the force of fell Despair O'er rock and moor, and down the dell Hurl Reason from her throne--ah! come, Its cheering peals rebound. and charm

Come, come, again they seem to say, My woe-fraught fancy with thy visions fair :

To God's own House repair ; And teach this heart that throbs with wild Come with a heart of faith to pray, alarm,

[thine- And Christ will meet you there. To own thy soft'ning power : for still 'tis

Tho' floods of waters beat around
Deluder sweet!-'tis chine, in siren strain,
To sing of joys to come. Thy light divine

On ever-shifting sands ;

A rock is the foundation-ground, Can pierce the deepest gloom. Then

On which our Temple stands. deign again

[smile, Ah! bright Enchantress! deign on me to

The winds may roar, the tempest frown, And, with thy cheeriog lay, the live-long

Each breast from fear is free: hours beguile.

The worshipper looks calmly down

Upon the trou'led sea. West Square, Sept. 8, 1828.

So 'mid the storms of human life

The Christian is secure, Stanzas written amongst the ruins of St. And far above the fretful strife

Austin's Monastery, CanterBURY, part of His path serene, and sure. whose site is converted into a Cock-pit, a

Tho' built by man our Temple.gate, Fives-courl, and a Bowling-green.

The way, by which it leads AS through old Austin's fane 1 stray, To one “not made with hands," is straight,

And through his ravag'd groves, If Faith for inercy pleads. Companion of my pensive way

For mercy, while 'tis called to day, The fairy Fancy roves;

To plead we'll hasten near ; She waves her elfin wand; again

Ere the same bell, that bids to pray,
His ancient pomp recalls ;

Shall greet our coming bier.
And rears again his lofty fane,
And rears his lordly walls :

PARAPHRASE
His cope-clad Priests, with chant divine,
The sacred host upraise ;

of Part of the Ninety-first Psalm. And, girt with tapers' holy shine,

O GOD! hepeath thy feather'd breast, His gorgeous altars blaze:

Secure from harm my soul shall rest; Entranc'd in more than mortal joys

No more to winged shafts by day,

Nor midnight pestilence a prey.
My ravish'd senses dwell:
Oh curse on yon unhallow'd noise

Around shall gasping thousands lie ;
That breaks the fairy spell !

Around shall quivering nations die ; Sounds, as of ruffians drunk with wine,

Despair shall bite his lip in vain, Offend my sober ear;

O'er me alone he ne'er shall reign. And other than of chant divine,

Beneath my feet shall Seraphs throng, Or holy hymn I hear!

And angels bear my steps along ;

Nor adder's hiss, nor lion's roar,
Sights, other than of Gothic grace,
Or pillar massy proof;

Nor dragou's fang shall fright me more.
And other than of storied glass,

Thee, Lord! alone I'll love and fear, Or high einbowed roof;

For I will cail, and Thou shalt hear ; 'Tis past—no more the well-arch'd aile

Then hence, O bence, my soul reinove, Extends its length’ning walks :

To everlasting bliss above ! Q. J. But o'er the desolated pile The giant Ruin stalks.

On an Ignola Avis" l'eing carried by a And ʼmid rich sculpture's proudest charms high wind into the Professor of Analomy's The gauding ivy crawis ;

Garden at Oxford. And scarce with all its hundred arms

BETWIXT you and your master 'tis thus Upholds the tott'ring walls.

the case stands,

[doubt) Thus robb'd of Fancy's elfin joys

(So no longer your name let Philosophers I bade the Fane farewell ;

You were surely a goose to get into his hands, And curs'd again th' unhallow'd noise

Andhe's certainly one if he lets you getout. That broke the fairy spell. W.J.

Q.J.

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[Oct.

HISTORICAL CHRONICLE.

1

FOREIGN NE W S.
FRANCE

surprised the fortress; the alarm was so Iu Fronce the reigo of Jesuitism and

great that the Turks abandoned the works,

and thus Varna fell into the hands of the bigotry is rapidly terminating. The Jesuit colleges in many of the principal towns have

Russians, without capitulation. been abandoned; the famous college of the

We learn that the Russian forces have

retreated from before Schumla. On the 9th Ave has just been closed, and the reverend fathers have taken away their furniture. The

of October, Hussein Bey made a general at

tack mayor has already taken possession of the

their entrenchments; and al

upon building, and it will hardly be believed that though the Imperial troops are stated to the fact of the retirement of tlie Jesuits has have displayed the most brilliant valour, created a complete sensation in the town.

they nevertheless fell back to Jenibazar, Ao immeose majority of persons illuminated

where they stopped only one day, and protheir houses upon the occasion.

ceeded to retreat towards Bazardjik. "The

privations of all kinds had produced excesRUSSIA AND TURKEY.

sive misery in the ranks of the Muscovites. According to the different accounts re- The road from Schumla to Jenibazar was ceived from the theatre of war, the Rus- literally covered with dead, sick, and woundsiaus have experienced some severe defeats. ed, and the carcases of Russian horses. Even to judge from their own bulletins, they Such ravages had been caused by the exceshave been compelled to act generally on the sive heat of the climate (say accounts from defensive; but according to the Turkish Bucharest), that they could not be overcome bulletins, which have beeu issued, they have by the most determined perseverance. Imbeen compelled partially to retreat. It ap- mediately after the departure of the Ruspears, that the arrival of the Emperor Ni- siaps, Husseiu Bey quitted his entrenchcholas from Odessa, was the signal for a re- ments at Schumla, and at the head of 70,000 newal of vigorous efforts against Varna. men proceeded on the road to Bazardjik in After driving the Turks from some of their pursuit of them. positions, the counterscarp, in front of the In the last sally from Silistria, ou the 15th north bastion vearest the sea, was blown up of September, the terror of the Russians on at sun-rise on the 14th Sept. and the fosse the attack of the Spahis was so great, that became so completely filled with the fallen they did not rally again till they got to materials, that the Russians were enabled to Hirchova. take possession of the entrance to a breach

GREECE. in that bastion. As a Russian corps occupied NAVARINO, Sept. 10.- The Turks and the road to Bourgas, cutting off all hope of Egyptians evacuate the fort of Navarino. relief from that quarter, the Emperor sum- The Egyptians are embarking to return to moned the garrison to surrender. A tempo- Alexandria. The camp which was near Morary cessation of hostilities took place; but don is also embarking. Ibrahim Pacha will it being suspected that the Turks were only not embark till the second Egyptian expediendeavouring to gain time, the caunonade tion sails. was resumed on the 15th. On the night of

GIBRALTAR. the 25th one of the Turkisla redoubts, oppo- An infectious yellow fever, of a malignant site the centre of the fortress, was taken by description, has made its appearance at Gibstorm, without firing a gun, at the point of raltar. The gates of the garrison were, in the bayonet, the Turks having had above consequence, finally closed on the 5th of 100 killed. On the 23th of September a September. The Spaniards had placed an serious affair took place; the Turks having extensive cordon sanitaire on the lines, to begun to entrench themselves, left their prevent all communication with Gibraltar, camp in great force, and attacked the Rus- and the local authorities refused all vessels sian redoubts ; the action continued for four the usual clean bills of health from the 5th. hours. In this engagement the Turks are According to intelligence of the soch of said to have brought forward 15,000 in- September, the number of deaths among fantry and cavalry, and to have had an equal those attacked were nearly one in three. On number in their intreachments. The Rus- the 11th of October a meeting took place at siaos lost Gen. Freitag and Col. Zaycow. the City of London Tavern, to take into Next day the Turks remained quiet, and consideration the state of those who had were employed in fortifying their camp. On been for some time suffering from fever and the 30th the Russians took the offensive, from want; W. Ward, esq. M.P. in the and they acknowledge they were defeated. chair. It was unanimously resolved to eoter -The last accounts, however, are very im- into a subscription in aid of the one comportant, in favour of the Russians. On the menced at Gibraltar, and a committee was 7th of Oct. a Russian corps, during the appointed to carry the object of the meeting night [ccretly penetrated into the city and into effect.

1928.)

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DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES.

INTELLIGENCE FROM VARIOUS a tower, Gfty feet in height, to be erected

PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. on the summit of Saxonbury-hill, from which The state of Ireland has lately become can be seen sixteen parish churches. The more alarming. The Catholics and Protes- approach to the platform is by a stone stairtants have been respectively making the

case, which a number of visitors have asutmost efforts to intimidate each other, and

cended lately. to influence Parliament. Mr. Lawless was Sept. 9. A part of the east wing of the sent on a journey, by the Association, to ancient Cathedral of Hexham, now used as agitate the people in the north of Ireland. the parish church, fell with a tremendous As he was, with a large assembly of his crash, and broke through the roof of a followers, about to enter Ballybay, in the building adjoining, called the Old School, county of Monaghan, his progress was where were deposited the town lamps, all stopped by an armed party of the Protestant of which were demolished. inhabitants, when a conflict ensued, and se- Sept. 23. The Chelmsford and Essex veral were wounded on hoth sides. On the Horticultural and Floral Society had their 16th of October, Mr. Lawless was arrested grand anniversary show and dinner on this by Government, for heading the meeting at day, when the show of prize dahlias, and Ballybay. He was taken to the house of of such fruits as were in season, at the Shire Judge Burton, where he remained for nearly Hall, exceeded, both in splendour of decothree hours, and was finally bailed. -Not ration and in flowers, as well as in number only in this expedition, undertaken at the and respectability of the company present, request of the Association, but in almost

any of the former exhibitions of the Society. every other quarter, we have heard of tens But the greatest display of beauty was to be of thousands assembling and parading in found anong the dahlias. The eight dahmilitary order through the villages and lias, for which the first prize was awarded, towns, chiefly on the Sundays, and nearly were all raised from seed by Mr. Veitch, of all in a kind of uniform; and their style of Killerton Nursery, near Exeter, and six of marching is described, even by their own them were new sorts, which came out only friends, as nearly equal to that of regular this year. After the show was over, the troops. This alarming state of things at members of the Society, and a few select length called forth measures on the part of friends, sat down to an elegant dinner at the the Government, to put a stop to the dis- Saracen's Head Inn, the flowers and prize graceful scenes exhibited, both in the north fruit being transferred to the table, Dr. and south of that country. A Proclamation Forster, the President, in the chair. has been issued by the Lord-Lieutenant for Oct, 24. The establishment of Brunswick suppressing those illegal assemblages, which Clubs has excited a strong spirit of opposihave, by degrees, assumed a character little

tion on the part of the supporters of Cathoshort of open rebellion. The Proclamation, lic Emancipation, In no instance has this after stating the illegality of these riotous feeling been more powerfully manifested than assemblies, thus continues :-" We, the

on the occasion of a meeting held this day Lord Lieutenant General and General Go

on Penenden Heath, Kent, under the sancvernor of Ireland, being resolved to suppress tion the distinguished individuals constiand put down such illegal meetings, and to tuting the Kentish Club (see p. 264), and prevent the recurrence thereof, have thought the High Sheriff of the county. The obfit to issue this Proclamation, solemnly and ject of the meeting was to pass a series 0. strictly warning all his Majesty's liege sub- resolutions, “ praying that the Protestant jects from henceforth to discontinue the constitution of the United Kingdom may holding or attending any such meetings or

be preserved entire and inviolable." The assemblies, as aforesaid ; and, to charge and resolutions were violently opposed by the earnestly exhort them, to the utmost in their Marquis of Camden, Lord Darnley, Dr. power, to discountenance all meetings and Doyle, Mr. Shiel, Cobbett, Hunt, and assemblies of a similar nature, and thereby others. Ad amendment was moved by Mr. to prevent the dangers and mischief conse. Hodges of Rochester, proposing that the quent on the same,” &c. The warning of subject of the present discussion should be the Marquis of Anglesea seems not to have left to the discretion of Ministers, and that been given in vain, and the most influential the meeting should adjourn. The amendof the Catholics have been active in endea

ment was seconded by the Earl of Radnor; vouring to sooth the excitation of the but on being put, was negatived by a majopeasantry. Mr. O'Connell himself has pub- rity of about two-thirds of the meeting. Thc lished an address to the people of Tipperary, original motion for agreeing to the Petition enjoining them to discontinue their public was then carried, amidst the loudest apmeetings.

plause. There were about 30,000 persons The Earl of Abergavenny has lately caused

present.

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