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of Covent Garden, and at the tea-gar- object of its devotion, though every dens at Bagnigge Wells, and that a large moment of that bliss should be bought reward should be offered for the dis- with a drop of his own dearest heart's covery of any errors.
blood. It is he alone who has triumphThe prospectus informs us, that the ed over time, and change, and check, work will be divided into three parts and who can find, in his own immuThe first, being entirely poetical, will table devotion, his “ exceeding great contain love poems of all kinds, gay, reward." Amongst his highest claims melancholy, comic, bold, languishing, to our gratitude, it was love who first despairing, in short, they will run strung the lyre. Since that period, how through the whole gamut of the passion; many hands have passed over it, and and a hint is held out that the assistance yet how seldom it has answered to their of a celebrated professor in this line touch! Sappho's fingers trembled over may perhaps be obtained. The second them, and melody burst from the chords. part consists of practical directions, Anacreon touched them, and they readapted to every diversity of time, place, velled in gladness. At the command of character, and circumstance, forming a Petrarch they poured forth a melanbody of most valuable information; and choly and tender fall; while the young to this is subjoined a table shewing the hand of Shakspeare once more drew various degrees of approximation be- rapture from their strains. In our own tween different characters. The third time they have been awakened to livepart is a collection of proposals, or de- lier music, and many a youthful heart clarations, suited to every person, with has been entranced as it listened to the references to the practical directions ; exquisite poetry of Moore. It is in vain and it likewise contains a vocabulary to say that love is better told in plain of love phrases, on which innumerable and intelligible prose; we deny the aschanges may be rung. If these sen- sertion: the shepherd, were he able, tences are once committed to memory, would pour forth his passion in numit is impossible for a lover ever to expe- bers, for cold and bloodless indeed must rience a lack of conversation, unless his that heart be, which is not exalted by courtship should last sixty-five years, the highest of all human feelings to and he talk incessantly, during that pe- something above the monotonous dullriod, eight hours and three quarters a ness of prosaic expression.” day, a calculation which the Oxonian This extract, which we suspect is made, and which is given at length in written by the younger of the two Temthe prospectus. At the end of the vo- plars, is, we confess, a little too flowery luine, there will be a short treatise for our taste. We cannot, indeed, perwritten by the dancing-master, on the ceive how it would be possible to intro. most accomplished way of kneeling to duce the question of settlements, with ladies. We have great pleasure in any propriety, in poetical language, and giving the following extract from the yet, most undoubtedly, that is a very introduction to the first part :
material point in all such transactions. “ Poetry is, wat oyny, the language Jointures, and annuities, and estates for of love. It is the language of a race life, and remainders to the second, above man, and of a passion above third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, mortality. In poetry and love the soul ninth, and tenth sons of the marriage, finds its most exquisite food, for it is an and powers of leasing, and trustees, are union of the highest thoughts and the all very awkward words for rhyming; richest language which are given to and indeed we question if they could man. With every other passion the be reduced into poetry by any means, dregs of earth are mixed up, but the unless by making use of the stanza of purity of love is undefiled by the leaven Swift's verses by Molly the Cook. The of the world. There are the seeds of Templar, however, goes on in a more selfishness in every other passion. Am- reasonable style :bition would sit in the high places, that “ It has been said, though we are he may enjoy the upraised eyes of the far from acceding to the truth of the multitude; charity too often delights in remark, that women are exceedingly openly bestowing her alma; devotion fond of flattery. Now flattery, admibuilds churches to fame; and even pa nistered in naked plain prose, can scarcetriotism is too frequently satisfied with ly fail of disgusting the object of it; “ the fickle reek of popular breath;" since every compliment, as Dugald Stewbut love, pure and heavenly-minded art says, is better received in proportion love, would purchase happiness for the to the remoteness and delicacy of the
allusion. The prescriptive language of A lamp amid thy night of sorrowing; allra adulation is poetry, and by its aid you And when, in gazing on the future, thoy
Hast trembled, it hath spoken loftiest things, may endow the object of your affection
on Which have endued thy heart with "hope and with all the virtues and attractions
strength, which were ever possessed by woman. And holy trust and to the promised course Nay, you may even forsake the earth, of honour and high deeds, which were thy gondos and clothe her in the semblance of a It led thee on, Oh! it hath nerer þeen, til
Useless within thy bosom, for its voice goddess, all which, if told in plain prose,
Spake stilf of virtue, and those lovely things would, we are afraid, excite laughter, or Virtue delights ini i ti
tim indignation, rather than pleasure. We Th
This is pretty tolerable, but'te think very well remember a young friend of it hear
of it bears evident" marks of the pensire ours, who, finding the lady of his heart Soul of the
art soul of the younger Teinplar; the folinexorable to every persuasion, had re- lowing lines. 'which may we believe. course at last to the Muses, and trans
be attributed to the clergyman, are mitted to the object of his adoration a
much more to our taste, though at the sonnet written on the pure Italian mo.
same time it is very evident that they del, the effect of which was so powerful
lack that deep and sincere feeling which that she relented, and admitted his ad
pervades the two pieces we have just dresses."
extracted, a circumstance' which may The first part of the volume is divided
be accounted for when we consider the into several sections or heads, such as
clergyman's age, which is said to be the Rejected Lover, the Accepted Lo
seven and forty. ver, the Melancholy Lover, &c.; and at the bottom of each page there are
TO A DISCONSOLATE LOVER. .
Weep no more, forsaken lover various readings given, in order to adapt
!!! each piece to the different persons to
Though thy brightest dreams are o'er, el
Though thy words have fail'd to more her su whom it may be addressed, as in the
Pensive lover! weep no more. following:
Though her hard heart hath bereft thee i SONNET.
Of thy young hopes golden glow, Nay, turn away those eyes of heavenly blue, .
Weep not, even she hath left thee I cannot trust them. I have gaz'd till all
One sweet comfort in thy woe.'." My thoughts and feelings held high festival,
This, when gloomy thoughts distress thee,s. While reason slept-Oh, I have gaz'd till through
Of the bliss thou ne'or canst feel, The channels of my heart the poison flew,
This shall never fail to bless, thee, Destroying me, with sweetest death--Now all
This thy wounded heart shall heal. , Those cherish'd hopes are past, thou wouldst
This shall be a balm for sorrow, recal
This bear comfort to thy breast; The feelings my unwounded spirit knew.
From its virtue thou shalt borrow Vainly ! the bosom of the ocean plain,
Bliss by day, and nightly rust,
: Tho' smooth and still, is painful to the eye Of him whose treasures in its dark folds lie :
This shall charm away thy sadness, 1.5174 The trumpet's breath speaks but of grief and pain
This shall calm each rising sigh; To many an orphan. I, in those blue eyes,
This can make the beam of gladness 1 See but the lurking guile that in them lies.
Sparkle brightly in thine eye.. “ If this sonnet be addressed to a dark She who thus thy love liath slighted...
i eyed beauty, the first line will run thus,
to leave thee this
And by this, thy prospects blighted
Once again inay beam with bliss. in and the epithet blue in the twelfth line Weep no more, but proudly tell her will be changed to dark.”
Thou disdainest to repine; 1 e 1115 Amongst the melancholy verses there
Then betake thee to thy cellar, m an are some which, in our opinion, are ex
Comfort dwelis in old port wing. tremely pathetic, and which indeed af
Though we admire this little cffusion fected us almost to tears. Our next ex- very much, and agree with Mr. Barnet tract is entitled
in Dr. Moore's " Edward," that ypock
old port can never injure man, womans CONSOLATION TO A 'REJECTED LOVER.
or child; we yet think, that as the young The love thou bearest hath not been in vain, Though it hath struck upon thy young heart's
Templar possesses too much, the clerchords, i 17
gyman exhibits too little sertinent. Which have return'd no music--thoit be
We feel no doubt, however, respecting Treasured and hidden from the eyes of all, in the efficacy of the remedy, which the And most from her's who woke it. It hath, been elergyınan himself is said to have proved. Thy comforter in trouble, when the thouglit
This little piece was very nearly thout Of harsh opinion, and false friends had inade ) Thy memory a wilderness, when hopes
out by the jury of maidens, but the Were ashes, and thy prospects desolation,
Oxonian (a Brazen-Nose man)made an It was a light when all beside was dark,"
oration in favour of it, and succeeded
in securing it a place. For our own “ Jealousy and pique, if well mapart, we believe there is a still surer re- naged, are excellent weapons in the medy than even port wine, and that is hands of a lover; but beware of being absence.
worked on by them yourself. A woWe shall close our sentimental ex man will sometimes play with you as a tracts with the following sonnet, in Scotch angler does with a salmon-she which the imitation of Mr. Barry Corn- will give you plenty of line, and just wall is somewhat too close and apparent. when you think you have escaped, she We fear the author is a disciple of that will draw you back again, and she will renowned metropolitan poet; and, if repeat this till she kills you.
• Pique we mistake not, it can be proved that her, and soothe by turns,' says a man, they were seen conversing together in who understands what he is writing the shades of Gray's Inn Gardens. We about. earnestly protest against the licentious “ If you are very young, beware how use of the double rhymes.
you are entrapped into a declaration,
especially if you are residing in ScotEven now, amid this shadowy light, perchance,
land, and there are witnesses by, for you The lady of my love, silently watching shall assuredly repent of it, as Mr. EdgeThe clouds that touch the moon and pass, is worth did of proposing to his first wife : catching
as a precautionary measure, it would, Soft spirits, from the shadows that advance,
perhaps, be well to repeat the multipliDespite the cold moon's silvery countenance ; And even now, my love's fair bosom matching
cation-table, or something of equal The calm of Nature, from her book is snatching length, ere you make the proposal.” A lesson, whose pure wisdom shall enhanco We are sorry that we have not space Her after-years. My spirit on the air
to transcribe more of these very useful Is trembling too, as fervently as thine,
directions: we cannot, however, forbear And my 'scaped heart holds a communion there With thee, tho thou be distant. O divine,
giving the following: And gniteless-hearted 1 distance hath no power
“Receipt for looking tender. Over the sweet dream of an evening hour !
“ Lean back in your chair, throw
back your head, place your right hand We shall now proceed to give our readers some idea of the second part, your teeth.”
on your heart, shut your eyes, and shew which contains the practical directions, With regard to the third part, which and which will be elaborated by the contains forms of proposals, declarajoint exertions of the whole society, the tions, answers, &c. we shall only say, physician, who is a man of great address, that from the specimens given, we bebearing a principal part. We quote the lieve it to be a very complete body of following sentences from the preface or useful precedents. To shew the necesintroduction to the second part · sity of a work of this kind, we need “ Hints as to Talking.
only relate to our readers two proposals, “ If the lady you are addressing be which we have been assured' were acyoung, it is absolutely requisite that you tually made. should learn to talk nonsense. This is
having determined to a difficult
may be acquired by place his housekeeper at the head of his experience and attention. You will table, one evening, as they were sitting find sentiment the most useful after this.
on each side of the fire-place, proposed 'There is no medium between them. to her thus : You must never talk sense. It is dull Dr. Nancy !---N. Doctor! and vapid, and never takes. But you
Dr. What do you think, Nancy? must take great care that you talk senti N. I think as you do, Doctors ment at the right time. Nonsense
Now this is the absolute sal merum ot
may be talked with propriety at any time, courtship. On seeking for a declaration but not so with sentiment.
suitable to this occasion in the pro
spectus before us, we found it filled an “ Never look bashful-self-possession
octavo page and three quarters ! is half the battle. You may appear them have heard of the celebrated Dr.
Our readers may, probably, some of amazed and confounded, but never Ballard's proposal to Miss Clutterbuck, ashamed. but not fear. Casting your eyes on the which ran, as nearly as we can recol
lect, as follows:ground has frequently a good'effect. Be
If you, Miss Clutterbuck, not too bold at first, or it inay retard
Will be my little duck, your conquest. Humility is always an
1, Doctor Ballard, acceptable gift at the shrine of beauty.
Will be your little mallard. New MONTHLY MAG.No. 83. Vol. XIV.
It may, however, be objected, that the he thought the beneficial results to forms given in this work are not selected society would be great enough to outfrom actual practice; but to that we are weigh any chagrin which the ladies enabled to give a very complete answer, might suffer. The physician also un It was resolved that the Oxonian and dertook to attend them in case their the younger Templar should each health shoulil suffer; and the dancingselect a lady of their acquaintance, and master, who also teaches fencing, has prosecute their suits, according to the engaged to step forward if an affair of rules of this work, till their consent honour should be the conseqnerice. should be obtained. Some objection When we heard last of the matter, it was made to this, on the score of the was proceeding very prosperously, though great impropriety of the measure, as the there was some fear that the young gentlemen never intended to fulfil the Templar would be entangled in his engagement; but the opinion of the own net. clergyman was taken, who declared that
BY AN AMATEUR,
pretensions to sensibility and taste, canThe Pike. Sketch of Blenheim Lake and not fail to visit this spot with peculiar its surrounding scenery, introductory to
pleasure. Pike-fishing --Peculiarities of this fish
Imagine, if you can, the gratification -TrollingNew Method of Trolling beautiful scenes in full view as our boat
I have felt in having many of these l'seful Directions - Diverting Method of catching Pikes,
glided along the bosom of the lake, and
we commanded the objects that embed I ANNOUNCE to you my arrival at lish both its sides. The lake covers an Woodstock, near to which is Blenheim, expanse of 500 acres : it is supplied by the magnificent palace of the Duke of two streams, the Evenlode and the Marlborough. It stands in an extensive Glym, and it produces pike, perch, carp, park, reported to be fourteen miles in and tench. The pike caught here are circumference. On entering this park probably not larger than those bred else! at the grand gate, one of the most beau- where, but they are very remarkable for tiful prospects you can imagine presents delicacy and firmness. 'In compliment, itself. The palace appears in front; in therefore, to water so favourable to their the vale below to the right, a grand excellence, I have begun my observalake expands its winding waters, crossed tions on the pike, and pike-fishing, with by a magnificent bridge. A lofty co- this imperfect sketch of the beauties of lumn on the rising ground, a' rich va- Blenheim. riety of hill and dale of the softest ver The nature of the pike is peculiar, as dure, crowned with clumps of trees, and it is a solitary fish. Pikes never congregroves, all conspire to strike the eyes gate in shoals like most other fish so with the most attractive charms.' I that you will rarely find more than two never saw a place where the embellish- in the same hole. They frequent the ments of art have been so well applied deepest waters, lic near the banks, and to improve the beauties of nature. among bull-rushes, reeds and weeds, or
Two sycamore trees of ample size and under stumps of trees, and at the luxuriant foliage mark the spot where mouths of ditches and rills. They formerly stood a royal palace. Here spawn in February or March, according Elizabeth was confined by her cruel to the forwardness of the spring, and sister, Mary. And in Woodstock’s are then to be seen lying motionless in “ rosy bowers,” in a more remote pe- ditches, where, in an unsportsmanlike riod of our history, Henry, the Second manner, they are taken with wire snares. indulged his passion for the fair Rosa- The best pikes are bred in rivers; they mund ; and here he is said to have con- are more firm, whiter, and better-tasted trived å labyrinth to secure his peerless than those bred in ponds, and large mistress from the jealous eyes of his sheets of stagnant water. Queen Eleanor. This retreat was near The pike bites most keenly in cloudy the spring of pellucid water that still and windy weather. He is fond of bears the name of Rosamund's Well; such baits as the roach, dace, minnow, and every traveller, who has the least or piece of an eel. One of his favourite
morsels is a gudgeon. You may substi- because the pike will often seize it at
You have a double advantage of time, tation for him.
if, after you have laid your leigers, you The pleasantest manner of fishing actively employ yourself in angling. for pike is trolling. I do not enter into For your bait no one is so good as a a description of the tackle, or a detail of gudgeon ; the next in excellence is a the practice, because I do not think I dace. I have seen a yellow frog tried, could convey very clear ideas of them: but without success. you'may indeed be assured that instruc When you have caught a pike, take tion and observation taken for one day care how you handle him. The best from a good troller will make you more method of taking him out of the water, perfect in the art, than the perusal of if you have not a landing-net, is to press all the rules given in angling books, not his eyes with your fingers and thumb, excepting Nobbs's famous work upon the and so lift him on land. If you examine subject.
his mouth, you will find that his jaws April is reckoned a good month for are armed with six rows of large, long, trolling, soon after the pikes have spawn- and sharp teeth; and if your hands ed; but September and October are pre- should come in contact with them, he ferable, for then the weeds are in a state will lacerate your flesh in a violent manof decay, and the water presents less Some
his teeth are venomous : entanglement to your tackle, and the this. I think a vulgar error ; but as I fish are in the highest condition. Troll- have experienced his bite, I feel all the ing comes in well at this time to con- force of the old adage-ictus piscutor tinue the diversion of the angler, when sapit, and give you a useful caution, most other kinds of fishing are going The fishermen have a very diverting out of season.
method of catching pikes in the lakes You will find pleasant
sport in spin- of Cumberland and Westmorland. A ping a gudgeon, small roach, or dace line and a bait (sometimes it is a frog) for a pike, in the same manner as you
are fixed to a Aoat of wood, or to a spin a minnow for a trout. Your tackle blown bladder, which being thrown must be strong; and if you manage into the water to the windward, are your bait in a dextrous manner, the driven across the lake, and in their paspike will dart at it with the eagerness sage the bait is seized by the pike. I that a cat springs at a mouse. You refer you to Colonel Thornton's Sportmust strike the instant you see the fishing Tour for a very pleasant description bite, and use no ceremony, but with a of this kind of fishing. steady pull bring him ashore as quickly I conclude this letter with expressing as you can. As I was not pleased with a wish, that you may resemble this rethe tardy process of waiting and count- nowned brother of the angle in one reing the minutes, which you must do in spect—and that is in his uniform suctrolling after the pike has seized your cess. According to his account, as the bait, I tried this method, and found it historian of his own exploits, he always answer my most sanguine expectations meets with the finest fish; and such is
his infallible skill, that he always catches There are three things, in regard to them. His exertions are equally fortutrolling, that are particularly worth your nate when he pursues other diversions; obscrvation. Imprimis, as in trout as a Venator and, an Auceps ; for no fishing, you need never make more than hawks fly so high, no greyhounds run so two or three casts in the same place; swiftly, as his own. And I think it pro. for if a pike be there, and is disposed to bable, that when you have perused all bite, he will instantly do so. Secondly, he has said of himself, you will be inif you troll from the shore, fish at home, clined to add to his fame, and declare, that is,'play your bait near the bank for that/ no archer shoots with so long a a longer time than any where else, and bow ! Adieu. 11 do not snatch it hastily out of the water,