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by Mr. W. Hamilton Reid. From Ces flots de peuple innombrable, this work the author of the Compen.

Sont ils en tumulte assembles ? dious History has decently borrowed Les rois les princes de la terre most of his matter, much of his Se sont leves; des cris de guerre

Ont frappe la voute des cieux, phraseology, and even several re

O crime! O sacrilege audace marks, without any kind of acknow

C'est l'oint du seigneur que menace, ledgement.

Cet armament seditieux." Unfortunately for this writer, he appears to mix the interests of the

Still pursuing the favourite phanJews of France with those of this tom which the author of this Comcountry, by enlarging upon the recent pendious History of the Jews has

, , ( concerned. Carried away with his Jews) have laboured to prove that own ideas even of these events, he their promised restoration is accomgives them a turn and a colouring plished, and that the idea of their havmanifestly inapplicable. He says, ing the land of Palestine restored to “the Sanhedrin have recommended them is fallacious. They assert, that the Jews to conform, in all respects, the restoration of the Jews means the with the French civil code, morally restoration of their rights and priviand physically, except that of acknow. leges in society, equally with all the ledging Jesus Christ to be the Messiah, rest of the human race." Now the who they persuade themselves they real fact is, that the Jews have asserted have found in the person of Napoleon no such thing, and that they have Buonaparte.--Strange,” he adds, “ never laboured to prove any thing this may appear to Englishmen,” this like the accomplishment of their proprevalent. opinion is not only among mised restoration; but the compiler the illiterate and enthusiastic Jews, of the Compendious History, as he but the “ literati" have encouraged before confounded M. Crozet with it in their writings. Here follows the Jewish literati, is now confounda misapplied passage from the “New ing the Jews with the author of the Sanhedina, which runs thus: They, New Sanhedrin, &c. betore menthe Jews, have even gone so far as to tioned. He has in reality so far laapply the meaning of the second boured to correct the vulgar notions Psalm of David (Quare fremuerunt of the restoration of the Jews, as to Gentes) to this extraordinary man: occupy more than three chapters in but as a proof of the inaccuracy of his work, commencing at page 134 the transcriber, there are only a few and concluding at page 177: Hence Joose or figurative phrases in the the Monthly Reviewers for May Hebrew addresses, odes, &c. bailing 1810 have justly inferred from the Napoleon the great prince their de review of the New Sanhedrin, &c. liverer, &c.; and, as to the adaptation &c. before referred to, that according of the second Psalm, the work from to the author's sentiments, not the whence the idea has been borrowed Jewish doctors, “ that the prophecies expressly mentions it as having been do not import (as hitherto supposed) done by M. Crouzet, Proviteur du a literal return to Palestine, a literal Prytannée, upon which the Redac- reassembling of the twelve tribes, and teur of the Publiciste observed, “The a literal rebuilding of the temple; but intention of this translation is not that nothing more is meant than a difficult to discover;" and, if one moral regeneration of the descendants could divest oneself of the idea of a of Abraham; that the recal of the Psalm., one might easily suppose it to Jews is spiritual; that Jerusalem sig. be a panegyric upon the Emperor of nifies a state, not a place; and that it France, or an imitation of the He- is not necessary the new Jerusalem brew.

should be erected where the old one The stanza that follows is a pretty stood." clear indication that this panegyric These ideas of the completion of is that of a Frenchman, and not one the prophetic scriptures, so far from of the Jewish literati :

being eitber French or Jewish, as the « Qu'els sont ces apprets formidable ? author of the Compendious History

Pourquoi d'un vain orgueil enfles, of ihe Jews represents them, that

they are to be found expressly in the week on account of their sabbath, the writings of some of our best critics author justly ascribes to their frugaand most learned English divines, lity, industry, and perseverance in the particularly Dr. Lightfoot and Bishop means of obtaining wealth: If their Varburton. Dr. Lightfoot asserts, thirst for this, as he asserts, is un"that the calling of the Jews shall be quenchable, the Jews probably will in their places of residence among not allow the contrast between them Christians, and that calling, he added, and Englishmen in this respect, that shall not cause them to change place, is, “that the latter know where to but condition."

stop." Besides, an apology may be Bishop Warburton, in his observa- made for the Jews, viz. that where tions upon the Jewish Naturalization he is not a denizen by law as well as Bill, thought that “the future resti- by sufferance, he feels himself in a tution of the Jews to divine favour strange land, while common prudence would consist, not in being recalled to and many unhappy precedents in the their own original country, but in history of Christendom still call upon being naturalized and incorporated him to stand prepared for the worst. into the various communities of the This Compendious History of the faithful.”—Vide Nicholson's Ency- Israelites, upon the whole, contains a clopedia, article Jews.

considerable portion of useful inforThough not altogether accurate, the mation, and is only likely to give ofauthor's account of the civil condition fence from the accidental circumof the English Jews is, in a great stance of representing a number of measure, creditable to both, though respectable English subjects in the he might have spared himself the same picture with French Jews !pains of informing the public in 1810 The history of the English Jews might that they are content, *that their lot have been kept separate from theirs. had fallen in pleasant places.” This They have never sanctioned their proacknowledgınent was made for them ceedings, nor held any correspondence by the author of the New Sanhedrin, with them, and this author might upon the first appearance of that have made their loyalty a theme of work in 1807. It is true, as he ob. panegyric equal with their industry serves, that the presiding Rabbi (of and perseverance. the German Jews), “ the Rev. Solo- We will venture to add, that had mon Hirschell, is highly distinguished the author of this work been acfor his talents, his social virtues, and quainted with the late transactions liberality of sentiment. From the between the English jew's in this mehighest to the lowest, the Jews in tropolis and that class of the Method· England are industrious and attached ists stiling themselves evangelical, he to business. None of them are desti- might have added much to the importute of the means of subsistence, who tance of his sketch. The erection of are capable of walking the streets or the Jewish hospital in Mile End using their hands. No Jews are seen Road, the establishment of a Measking alms. For the indigent sick, thodistical Society to convert the hospitals (he might have said an hos- Jews, obtain their children, and raise pital is provided). Free schools are also money to induce Jewish men to marry provided. There are likewise nume- Christian women ; and the contention fous respectable artisans among the which this new species of religious Jews of every descripiion, but chiefly traffic and bribery has occasioned, in the jewellery and gold, and trinket would have amused the superficial departments. The term jewel was and interested the intelligent, particuno doubt derived from their name, as larly the best friends to good governthey were probably the first who in- ment and toleration : and those who troduced such ornaments into use, look to the preservation of the mild and are now the most considerable influence of the church of England, dealers in them, both in the raw and and compare it with the contrary efmanufactured state." Their happy fects produced by what is called pocondition as to competence, and even pular preaching, or rather preaching wealth, notwithstanding their holidays for popularity, in order to obtain paand the loss of two days in the tronage and a jesuitical ascendancy, first over subjects and then over sove- cerning the Jewish Nation," &c. parreigns. The effects of this new se- ticularly in his late work, entitled rinus confederacy are beginning to be “The Wisdom of the Calzinistic Mepretty well appreciated. The Barris- thodists displayed,” in a letter adter's Hints, &c. will not be lost: and dressed to the Rev. Christopher we have the pleasure to find that they Wordsworth, D.D. dean and rector have been ably seconded by Mri of Bocking, of which we intend an Thomas Witherby, author of "An account in our next. Attempt to remove Prejudices con

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ORIGINAL POETRY.

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torre,

Elegy on the Death of an ingenious young Like him the monarch and the fetter'd Friend.

slave,

The giddy youth, and hoary-headed sage, SHALL he, who own'd my kindred ge- Shall ultim.tely find the dreader gravenius, lie

Their best, tho'lasi, terrestrial hermitage. Unsept, unnotic'll, in the gelil grave?

1810.

A. K. RUSTICUS. Ah, no: the Muse he wou'd shall pensive

sigh, And wrest luis name from dark oblivion's

IRREGULAR ODE TO MORNING.

Nou moin, her rnsy sleps in th'eastern climo Xor shall the maid with aluation swell, Advancing, sow'd the earth with orie:t pearl. Nor vet with venal boasting fill the ear,

Milion. But musing, silent, on his mem'ry lwell, HLARK! his lusty voice I know, And blot his inperfections wiih a icars

Chanticker begins to crow;

Tli'infant morn begins to clear, The swee'est flow'r that decks ihogy par- Noc:urnal shadows disappe:r;

Th'early lark is on the wing, That teens, like Iris, with unnumber'd Uphorne in e:her, 'gins in sing; dves,

And now Aurora's brow looks fair, When rest of hanuty by a hand severe, I'll enjoy the morning air: is cast far distant, and neglec od lies. And view, below the eastern skies,

The dial of the world arise. Not so shalt thou, my L?uructious, sleep,

List, o list, the village clocks, Thy smiling virtues still our love de.

Slowly tellihe iwur of four, mansi,

Shepherds now, to 'tend ineir flucks, Oft o'er thy urnslu.li meck-ey'd Pity weep,

brishly fly the cottage door. And recollee:ion, friendship's sigh com- List, o list, son woods among, mard.

Thelinnet's noies at early diwn; A Taction's sorrow's mantled round liis heart, Sweet, O sweet's the milkmaid's song,

\Vho lightly trips xon flow'ry lwn. And sveet urbanity his actions blest, Xorought a sweeter pleasure could impart, Forsaken nymph that's left to mourn,

The laughing swains, the fertile plaingThan vielding to the wretched bosom

Each flow'r that biows, the blushing 1950

The dew-drop on the thorn, Like tender blossoms in a forward spring, Compose the rose-lip'd milkmaid's ditty

They fly bfre the hyperborean breez, Upon a summer's morn. He fult the pow's of duath's destructive And now while Phesus deigis ta throw

sting, Nor osce repin'd ar !}caven's all just de White balmy dews the flow'rets drink,

His beamings in the vale below,

By some romantic river's brink Short was youth's season ere his winter I dearly love to ramble;

Of innocence, 'o mark the type, He felt:he spring; of nature waste away;

To listen to the shepherd's pine, Bulliope inspir'd him with her holy flame,

Ami evliere lambkins gamble. cdud painted joys beyond the orb of day. For who would shun the sweet delight,

When morn dispels the dews of niget, The longes: span a mortal ever knew,

To breathe the placid air; Flew like a meteor at the midnight hour, while o'er the bills, the dales and rocks, Appeard into the retrospective view, The huntsmen chace the subtle fox,

As short as his sun-beam ere a show'r. Or e'en the tim'rous hare.

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Then come Hygeia, charining maid, Love Letters to my Wife. By As ever trod ine sylvan glade;

JAMES WOODHOUSE.
Come, and with thy influence charm,

LETTER XII.
Thy votry still fruin future harm.
Come, O come, at spring or fall,

[Continued from Vol. x111. p. 488.] Orly 'tend thy suppliani's call : Come and quelline raging storm,

FASHION's most shining, particolourd

suits, That soon muss wreck this sickly form. And when sweet Aurora shall early rise up, Are but the signs of sin's forbidden fruits, And scorn with old winter ere long to And every ornament that decks the frame, embrace,

All toys and trinkets witness just the same. And the charming "Diana, te sweeten life's The fluttering furbelow and splendid pin

Proclaim themselves conceiv'd, and born in сир,

sini Shall lead forth her sons to the joys of

The royal ribband and the glittering star, the chace. Then will I seek some lonely spot,

Like truths, and like illiberal deeds, declare. Where amaranthine how'rets grow

Yea, every decoration every robe Where fast beside ihe peasant's cot

On ev'ry human form throughout the globe,

For male or female, whether olt or new, There flows a gently rip'ling stream;

Announce the noxious ground from whence To form a wreath, to deck the brow Of her whose love I most esteem.

they grew

Should then, with pride, pert fancy fill Then, come, sweet Aurora, let's hail the

the soul, new day, And pluck litte Aow'rets, the blossoms of Or frail vain-glory heavenly grace controul,

With ought the garb or garniture supplies, May : Together we'll roain,

o'er the woodland and To biind their nearts, aud dazzle others lawo,

For not a web that winds about the frame, In search of Hygeia, the fair one I mourn. And should she prove kind when we're Whate'er its hue, its texture, or its name found her abode,

No precious metal, pearl, or sparkling

Stone, I'll envy no blessing to morials thai's

Or o her ornament, thro' nature k given;

avn; But, possessing sweet healıh, for the gift But first from Christ's creative miluence she bestow'd,

How'd, I'll ruise up an'anthem, with thanks And by His bouniy still on man be-toy'd! unto Heaven !

Why then should courtiers make such

mighly rout, Hornetton, 1810. REUBEN VERITA3.

While forming rubes to wrap their frames

about? CONTENTED CAPTIVITY,

Silk, linen, woollen, cotton; this or thusSWEET Philomel, that's in von cage, They soon must sicken, droo, and die, like Once perch'd amidst the hawihorn iree,

(rot! Bly rais attention would engage

Like our's, their coffin'd corpses rest and With dulcet pow'rs of minstroisy; Perlaps their memory sooner sinh--forgot! Till man, the tyrant of the age,

If e'er remember'd, gibbeted by tams, Depriv'd it of its liberty.

The hated objects of continual blume! Yet, sweet the cap:ive minstrel sings,

Still recollectel as a perjur'd race, Still lunes my lyre to straits of love, Their country's ruin, and their tine's disAnd as it Mit; its wanton wings,

grece! Conceives the cage a vernal grove;

Virtue's feil foes! humanity's offence! Nor, as each hour no sorrow brings,

Mockers of morals! enemies of sense! Displays a wish at large to rove.

Degrading all God's loans with graceless Thus my mind would wildly rove,

leav'n, Until the muse's sooihing dreains

And spurn'd the offer'd panoply of Heav'n; Enchain'd it to her sylvan grove,

Whose words, acts, looks, all libell’d, and

all lied Her flow'ry dales and Naiade streams; And when she smild, I never strove

Without religion liv'd, or honour died ! To shun her captivating themes. Ah, no! her captive still I'll be,

LETTER XIII. For she's the fue of dull-ey'd sorrow;

DEAR HANNAH, She bids terrestrial dolour fiee.

Now my muse shall here describe And when her heavenly aid I borrow, One striking ditference in the court!y tribe, She turns my care to extacy,

One strange appearance, which, tv eyes like And paints new pleasures for to-morrow. our's,

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lo us, though health, content, and Nor can they smoothly swim along, like strength combine,

those, While verging slowly down to time's de- Thy undisturb'd habiliments inclose. cline

Their auburn arms, when cloth'd with Tho' foul disease ne'er venum'd virtuous

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May look the graces, and may mimick Our mouths ne'er marrd by accident or And central trunk, tho' dried, like vaken strife;

stump,

(plump: Yet crumbling teeth appear in broken By various pads and wrappers renderd

Yet art can never borrow, buy, or steal Nor half a single set one jaw preserves; Thy fragant odour or thy velvet feel. But when the honest laugh, with shouts, When stripp'd of all their make, might we share,

well compare

[hare Our naked gums are shewn, like bantlings, With gutted coney, skinn'd or hunted bare,

With naked carcase of an aged owl, Or batter'd down, in many a ghastly gap, Or sickly, yellow-legged, half-famish'd fowl. Reduc'd, a second time, to feed on pap: How then can skill conccal, or fashion, such Their's, in grand climacteric, shining yet, Like thee enchanting to the sight and An even, fair, complete, and double set

touch. And boldly seem to scorn each base abuse, Duns-Scotus-like, in pickled, battered While ours decay, and drop, with temperate beau,

To analomic eyes from top to toe,

Joint, muscle, tendon, ligament, and bone, What! can intemperance strengthen Vein, artery, nerve, may all be clearly nalure's laws ?

shewn, Inaction buttress up a crippled cause ?

Without the trouble of dissecting arts, Can pomp and splendour tempt impartial Compleat in life with all his complex parts :

Bui can such irksome creature ever move To slip septen uaries by, and spare their One female bosom with the names of love?

prime? Alas! iho' sealth awhile his force disarms, With tender wishes or one warm desire :

Much less one virgin beauty's heart inspire And handmaid art recovering vagrant Nor can the stale coquette, or squeamish charms,

prude, Awhile withholds his sharp remorseless With wrinkled skin, or Aably figure, nude, scythe,

E’er make one youth's fair breast with And makes each blighted visage long look fondness beat, blythe

Or cordially request one tete-a-tete. Can with her borrow'd ivory fill the flaws,

These, like the wither'd shapes in ChinaOrfully furnish boh abandon'd jaw sa

shops, Each fiature spread, profuse, wiih red and with concave cheeks, lank limbs, and white,

fiatied crops;

[squeak, And make the face look fit for love's de. Who, like in trumpets, tremulously Tiglit;

Convuls'd with every syllable they speak, Yet ne'er can make their sham-complexion Or like their little pagods, coarse and squat, show

Cun scarce respire through lungs oppress'd Like thy soft damask and the driven siow:

with fat. Can locks replace, time's malice long had

But should their skilful shifts encounter torn,

shaine, Or grizzled reliques look far less forlorn;

And keep awhile alive their hopes of fame, But show'rs of lust, nor foreign tresses Yet soon each fiction fails, for nought supshive,

plies With living lustre, and rich tints like thine. The fires departed from their haggard eyesNo bright appendages of batter'd pride,

Their furrow'd features, and their quivering Can Auled neck or leathern bosom hide;

headsNor ought that fashion forms, or works, or Their hesitating steps and trembling treads : weaves,

The shorten'd stature and the posture prone, Can match thy peerless mould or lily The chill expression and the childish tone, leaves !

The wavering will, the impotence of rage, Their legs, like walking-canes, though With other well known signatures mage, shrunk to half,

Which all defy their artificial charms, Still cork.trces facile cortex finds a calf; And filieach impious heart with wild alarms, And spindling columns, thus deceive the Lest death should smite their shadowy resight,

mains, Though not Corinthian then, but compo. And judginent doom them to eternal pains ! site

[To be continued.]

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