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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 lume, 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, xato oboxn', 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

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 alms; 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

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allusion. The prescriptive language of A lamp amid thy night of sorrowing, alaska adulation is poetry, and by its aid you Aast trembled, it hath spoken loftiest things, may endow the object of your

affection

Which have endued tliy heart with "hope and with all the virtues and attractions

strength, which were ever possessed by woman. And boly trust and to the promised course Nay, you may even forsake the earth, of honour and high deeds, which were they gondo and clothe her in the semblance of a It led thee on, Oh! it hath never been, goddess, all wbich, if told in plain prose,

Useless within thy bosom, for its voice

Spake still of virtue, and those lovely things would, we are afraid, excite laughter, or

Virtue delights in. " indignation, rather than pleasure. We very well remember a young friend of it bears evident marks of the pensire

This is pretty tolerable, but we think ours, who, finding the lady of his heart

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, mitted to the object of his adoration a

much more to our taste, though at the sonnet written on the pure Italian mo. del, the effect of which was so powerful

same time it is very evident that they

lack that deep and sincere feeling whichi shat 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 the Rejected Lover, the

Accepted Lo clergyman's age, which is said to be

seven and forty. ver, the Melancholy Lover, &c.; and at the bottom of each page there are

TO A DISCONSOLATE LOVER. various readings given, in order to adapt

Weep no more, forsaken løver L. each piece to the different persons to

Though thy brightest dreams are o'er, 1

Though thy words have fail'd to more here so whom it may be addressed, as in the Pensive lover! weep no more. following:

Though her hard heart hath bereft thee

Of thy young hopes golden glow, Nay, turn away those eyes of heavenly blue,

Weep noi, even she hath left thee I cannot trust them. I have gaz'd till all

One sweet comfort in thy woe.'a' My thoughts and feelings held high festival,

This, when gloomy thoughts distress thee. 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,

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, L.
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 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 slighed,

She was forc'd to leave thee this ; eyed beauty, the first line will run thus,

And by this, thy prospects blighted", tik Nay turn away those eyes of raven hue,

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; I 111'!

Then betake thee to thy cellar, Amongst the melancholy verses there are some which, in our opinion, are ex

Comfort dwells in old port wine. tremely pathetic, and which indeed af

Though we admire this little cflusion fected us almost to tears.

Our next ex- very much, and agree with Mr. Barnes tract is entitled

in Dr. Moore's " Edward," that good

old port can never injure man, woman's CONSOLATION TO A 'REJECTED LOVER.

or child; we yet think, that as the young The love thou bearest hath not been in vain,

Templar possesses too much, the clerThough it hath struck upon thy young heart's chords,

gyman exhibits too little sentiment. Which have return'd no music--tho' it be Treasured and hidden from the eyes of all, And most from her's who woke it. It hath been elergyınan himself is said to have proved. Thy comforter in trouble, wlien the thouglit Of harsh opinion, and false friends had inade

This little piece was very nearly thrott Thy memory a wilderness, when hopes - 1 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," I oration in favour of it, and succeeded

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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 10t, 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, SONNET.

especially if you are residing in Scot

Jand, and there are witnesses by, for you Even now, amid this shadowy light, perchance, The lady of my love, silently watching

shall assuredly repent of it, as Mr. EdgeThe clouds that touch the moon and pase, 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 enhance 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 guiteless-hearted ! 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 diskcult art, but it 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

N. I think as you do, Doctor!" talk senti

you 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 prospectus before us, we found it filled an

octavo “ Never look bashful-self-possession

and three quarters !

page is half the battle.

Our readers may, probably, some of You may appear them have heard of the celebrated Dr. amazed and confounded, but never Ballard's proposal to Miss Clutterbuck, ashamed. You may shew but not fear. Casting your eyes on the which ran, as nearly as we can recolground has frequently a good effect. Be lect, as follows:

If you, Miss Clutterbuck, not too bold at first, or it may 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.

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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 enubled to give a very complețe answer, might syffer. The physician" also vintIt was resolved that the Oxonian and dertook to attend them in case their the younger Templar should each health should suffer, and the dancing select 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 consequence. should be obtained. Some objection When we heard last of the maiter, 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

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BY AN AMATEUR.

LETTER VII.

ON ANGLING,

pretensions to sensibility and taste, car The 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 embel. 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 elseat 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 congtegroves, 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, lie 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 a 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, 1 and every traveller, who has the least or piece of an eel. One of his favourite

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morsels is a gudgeon. You may substi- because the pike will often seize it at
tute a small perch, but the back fin the surface. Thirdly, you can hardly give
should be cut off. The fishermen of the pike too much time to gorge the
the lakes in Cumberland and Westmor- þait, after he has run with it to his
land bait their night-lines for pike with hold.
frogs and mice. After all, no fish is a Fishing for pike with Leiger lines, or
more alluring bait than a small trout; liggers, as they are called in Norfolk, is
this is a secret well worth knowing, par an excellent method of catching them.
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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

say

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,

of sport.

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