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Like the lost Pleiad seen no more below. aspirate, according to the Arabesque guttural.

[p. 144. St. 14. It means what there is as yet no precise naine Quæ septem dici sex tamen esse solent." Ovid. for in England, though the practice is as com

mon as in any tramontane country whatever. His name Giuseppe, call d more briefly, Beppo.

[p. 145. St. 85. Beppo is the Joe of the Italian Joseph.

Raphael, who died in thy embrace, and vies. The Spaniards call the person a “Cortejo."

(p. 147. St. 46. [p. 146. St. 37. For the received accounts of the cause of RaCortejo " is pronounced “Corteho," with an phael's death, see his Lives.



That e'er by precious metal was held m.

(p. 199. St. 71. Brare men were living before Agamemnon.

This dress is Moorish, and the bracelets and

bar are worn in the manner described. The

[p. 153. St. 5. "Vixere fortes ante Agamemnona."

reader will perceive hereafter, that , as the HORACE.

mother of Haidee was of Fez, her daughter Save thine incomparable oil," Macassar !

wore the garb of the country.

(p. 154. St. 17. "Description des vertus incomparables de l'huile

A like gold bar, above her instep roll'd. de Macassar."-See the advertisement.

(p. 199. St. 72.

The bar of gold above the instep is a mark They only add them all in an appendix.

of sovereign rank in the women of the families

of the Deys, and is worn as such by their female

[p. 156. St. 44. Fact. There is, or was, such an edition, with

relatives. all the obnoxious epigrams of Martial placed by themselves at the end.

Her person it allow'd at large to run.

[p. 199. St. 73. The bard I quote from does not sing amiss.

This is no exaggeration; there were four


who {p. 160. St. 88. women, whom I remember to have Campbell's Gertrude of Wyoming; it is the possessed their hair in this profusion; of these, opening of Canto III.

ihree were English, the other was a Levantine.

Their hair was of that length and quantity, Is it for this that General Count O'Reilly,

that when let down, it almost entirely shaded Who took Algiers, declares I used him vílely? the person, so as nearly to render dress a su

(p. 165. St. 118. perfluity: Of these, only one had dark hair; the Donna Julia here made a mistake. Count

Oriental's had, perhaps, the lightest colour of O'Reilly did not take Algiers--but Algiers very

the four. nearly took him; he and his army and fleet from before that city. retreated with great loss, and not much credit, Soft hour! which wakes the wish and melts the


(p. 201. St. 108.

Era già l' ora che volge 'I disio, My days of love are over, me no more

A naviganti, e 'ntenerisce il cuore ;

(p. 171. St. 216. Lo di chi han detto a' dolci amici a dio; Me nec femina, nec puer

E che lo nuovo peregrin d'amore Jam, nec spes animi credula mutui,

Punge, se ode squilla di lontano, Nec certare juvat mero,

Che paja 'l giorno pianger che si muore." Nec vincire novis tempora floribus.

DANTE's Purgatory, C. 8. 'This last line is the first of Gray's Elegy,

taken by him without acknowledgment. NOTES TO CANTO III.

Some hands unseen strew'd flowers upon his tomb. Por none likes more to hear himself converse.

(p. 204. St. 109. [p. 197. St. 45. See Suetonius for this fact. Rispose allor' Margatte, a dirtel tosto,

Jo non credo più al nero ch' all azzurro;
Ma nell cappone, o lesso, o vuogli arrosto,

E credo alcuna volta anco nel burro;
Nella cervogia, e quando io n'ho nell mosta,

A vein had burst. (p. 209. St. 59.
E inolto più nell' espro che il mangurro;

This is no very uncommon effect of the vio.
Ma sopra intto nel buon vino ho fede, lence of conflicting and different passions. The
E credo che sia salvo chi gli crede.

Dope Francis Foscari, on his deposition, in 1437.
Pulci, Morganto Maggiore, 18, 151. hearing the bell of St. Mark announce the elec-

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tion of his succcssor, “mourut subitement d'une A marble fountain echoes. (p. 220. St. 55 hemorrhagie causée par une veine qui éclata A common furniture.-I recollect being receis. dans sa poitrine, (see Sismondi and Daru,) ed by Ali Pacha, in a room containing a marble at the age of eighty years, when Who would basin and fountain. have thought the old man had 80 much blood in him?" Before I was sixteen years of age,

The gate so splendid ras in all its feature I was witness to a melancholy instance of the

(p. 223. SU T. same effect of mixed passions upon a young person; Features of a gate - a ministerial metanbar; who, uweverdid not die in consequence, at the feature upon which this question kingnethat time, but fell a victim some years afterwards See the “Fudge Family," or hear Castlereagi to a seizure of the same kind, arising from causes intimately connected with agitation of mind.

Though on more thorough-bred or fairer fra But sold by the impresario at no' high rate.

(p. 225. OK [p. 211. St. 80. There is perhaps nothing more distinctie de This is a fact. A few years ago a man engaged birth than the hand: it is almost the oat ca a compauy for some foreign theatre, embarked of blood which aristocracy can generate. them at an Italian port, and, carrying them to Algiers, sold them all. One of the women, turned froin her captivity, I heard sing', by

Save Solyman, the glory of their lige.

(p. 229. & 14 a strange coincidence, in Rossini's opera of „L'Italiana in Algeri,"at Venice, in the begin in his essay on Empire," hints that Solgar

It may not be unworthy of remark, that Barot, ning of 1817.

was the last of his line; on what authority. I

know not. From all the pope makes yearly 'twould perplex

These are his words: “The drite To find three perfect pipes of the third ser.

tion of Mustapha was so fatal to Solyman's live

(p. 212. St. 86. as the succession of the Turks from Salysas. It is strange that it should be the Pope and until this lay, is suspected to be untree, and the Sultan who are the chief encouragers of this of strange blood; for that Solymus the Second branch of trade -- women being prohibited as was thought to be supposititious.“ Bit Bacea, ia singers at St. Peter's, and not deemed trust- his historical authorities, is often inaccurate. I worthy as guardians of the haram.

could give half a dozen instances from his

apophthegins only. While weeds and ordure rankle round the base. Being in the humour of criticism, I shall per

(p. 214. St. 103. ceed, after having ventured upon the slips en The pillar which records the baitle of Ravenna Bacon, to touch on one or two as frifing in the is about two miles from the city, on the opposite edition of the British poets, by the jastly eer side of the river to the road towards Forli. brated Campbell.–But I do this in good sin Gaston de Foix, who gained the battle, was kill- and trust it will be so taken.-11 any tbiag ce? ed in it; there fell on both sides twenty thousand add to my opinion of the talents and true feel men. The present state of the pillar and its site ing of that gentleman, it would be his classical is described in the text.

honest, and triumphant defence of Pope, ag *
the vulgar cant of the day, and its esta


The inadvertencies to which I allude are:

Firstly, in speaking of Anstey, whoa bere The ocean stream.

(p. 215. St. 3.cuses of having taken “his leading characin This expression of Honer has been much cri- from Smollett." Anstey's Bath Guide was pe> ticised. Ii hardly answers to our Atlantic ideas lished in 1766. Smollett's Humphry Clialas' come of the ocean, bat is sufficiently applicable to the only, work of Smollett's from which Tas sa Hellespont, and the Bosphorus, with tho Ægean could have been taken) was written der intersected with islands.

Smollett's last residence at Leghorn, in 1771

Argal," if there has been any borrowing, so The Giant's Grave. (p. 215. St. 5. stey must be the creditor, and not the debtor. ! “ The Giant's Grave" is a height on the

refer Mr. Campbell to his own data ia kis in Adriatic shore of the Bosphorus, much frequented of Smollett and Anstey. by holiday parties : Jike Harrow and Highgate.

Secondly, Mr. Campbell says in the lieu

Cow per that “he knows not to wboa Coupe And running out as fast as I was able.

alludes in these lines:

[p. 218. St. 33. Nor he who, for the bane of thonsands born. The assassination alluded to took place on the Built God a church, and laughid bis word to seeft. eighth of December, 1820, in the streets of R-, not a hundred faces from the residence of the The Calvinist meant Voltaire, and the chest writer. The circumstances were as described. of Ferney, with its inscription, - Deo eru

Voltaire. Killd by five bullets from an old gun-barrel. Thirdly, in the life of Burus, Mr. C. qoutes

(p. 218. St. 34. Shakespeare thus,There was found close by him an old gunbarrel, sawn hall off: it had just been discharged,

To gild refined gold, to paint the rose, and was still warm.

Or add fresh perfume to the violet

This version by no means improves tár er Prepared for supper with a glass of rum. nal, which is as follows:

[p. 220. St. 53. In Turkey nothing is more common than for

To gild rcfined gold, to paint the lily, the Mussillmans to take several glasses of strong

To throw u perfume on the violet, spirits by way of appetizer. I have seen themi

hinc Jars take as many as six of raki before dinner, and A great poet quoting aunther should be put swear that they dined the better for it; ('tried rect, he should also be accurate when he areason the experiment, but was like the Scotchman, who a Parnassian brother of that dangerous care having heard that the birds called killiewiaks “borrowing:" a poet had better borrew any che were admirable whets, ate bix of them, and (excepting money) than the thoughts of eartbeercomplained that he was no hungrier than when they are always sure to be related he begun."

I very hard, having been the lender, to be de

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bounced as the debtor, as in the case of Anstey Bid Ireland's Londonderry's Marquess show ersus Smollett.

His parts of speech.

(p. 268. St. 49. As there is “honour amongst thieves," let This was written long before the suicide of there be some amongst poets, and give each his that person. due;- none can afford to give it more than Mr. Campbell himself, who, with a high reputation Your "fortune" was in a fair way to swell for originality, and a fame which cannot be A man," as Giles says. (p. 269. St. 63.

haken, is the only poet of the times (except "His Fortune swells him, it is rank, he's Rogers) who can be reproached (and inshim it is married."-Sir Giles Overrcach. MASSINGEB. Endeed a reproach) with having written too little.


Would scarcely join again the reformadoes. All sounds it pierceth, Allah! Allah! Hu!"

(p. 273. St. 13. (p. 251. St. 8. “Reformers," or rather “Reformed." The Baron "Allah! Hu!" is properly the war - cry of the Bradwardine, in Waverley, is authority for Mussulınans, and they dwell long on the last the word. Hlable, which gives it a very wild and peculiar licet.

The endless soot bestows a tint far deeper Carnage(80 Wordsworth tells you) is God's

Than can be hid by eltering his shirt.

(p. 273. St. 15. daughter

[p. 251. St. 9.

Query suit ?—PRINTER'S DEVIL. “But thy *) most dreaded instrument In working out a pure intent,

Balgounie's Brig's black wall. (p. 273. St. 18 Is man array'd for mutual slaughter;

The brig of Don, near the "auld toun" of Yea, Carnage is thy daughter!" WORDSWORTH's Thanksgiving Ode. salmon stream below, is in my memory as yester

Aberdeen, with its one arch and its black deep Was printed Grove, although his name was Grose. day. I still remember, though perhaps I may

(p. 252. St. 18: misquote, the awful proverb which made me A fact; see the Waterloo Gazettes. I recolleci palise to cross it, and yet lean over it with a remarking at the time to a friend: - "There is childish delight, being an only son, at least by fame! a man is killed, his name is Grose, and the inother's side. The saying as recollected by they print it Grove." 'I was at college with the since I was nine years of age :

me was this--but I have never heard or seen it deceased, who was a very amiable and clever man, and his society in great request for his

“Brig of Balgounie, black's your wa'; wit, gaiety, and "chansons à boire.

Wi' a wife's ae son and a mear's ac foal,

Doun ye shall fa'!" *Tia pity "that such meanings should pave Hell."

(p. 252. St. 25. The Portuguese proverb says that “Hell is

Oh, for a forty-parson-power to chaunt

Thy praise, Hypocrisy ! (p. 275. St. 34. paved with good intentions."

A metaphor taken from the “forty-horse-power"

of a steam-engine. That mad wag, the Reverend NOTES TO CANTO IX.

S. S., sitting by a brother-clergyınan at dinner,

observed afterwards that his dull neighbour had Humanity would rise, and thunder Nay!

a “twelve-parson-power" of conversation.

(p. 263. St. 1. Query, Ney ?-PRINTER's Devil.

To strip the Sarons of their hydes, like tanners.

(p. 275. St. 36. And send the sentinel before your gate

“Hyde." -- I believe a hyde of land to be a A slice or two from your lururious meals. legitimate word, and as such subject to the tax

(p. 264. St. 6. of a quibble. "! at this time got a post, being sick for fatigue, with four others. - We were sent to break bis- Was given to her favourite, and now bore his. cuit, and make a mess for Lord Wellington's

[p. 276. St. 49. bounds. I was very hungry, and thought it a The Empress went to the Crimea, accompanied kood job at the time, as we got our own fill by the Emperor Joseph, in the year-I forget while we broke the biscuit,- - a thing I had not which. (It was 1787.)

o far some days. When thus engaged, the Prodigal Son was pever once out of iny mind; Which gave her dukes the graceless name of and I sighed, as I fed the dogs, over my humble


[p. 277. St. 58. situation and my ruined hopes." — Journal of a In the Empress Anne's time, Biren, her favourSoldier of the 71st Regi. during the War in Spain. ite, assumed the name and arms of the “Birons"

(p. 266. Si. 33. of France, which families are yet extant with

that of England. There are still the daughters Because he could no more digest his dinner. of Courland of that name; one of them I reHe was killed in a conspiracy, after his temper member seeing in England in the blessed year had been exasperated, by his extreme costivity, of the Allies – the Duchess of s. - to whom the to a degree of insanity.

English Duchess of S-t presented me as a

namesake. And had just buried the fair-faced Lanskoi.

(p. 268. St. 47.

Eleven thousand maidenheads of bone,
He was the “grande passion" of the grande
Catherine. - See her Lives, under the head of

The greatest number flesh hath ever known. "Lanskoy."

(p. 277. St. 62. St. Ursula and her eleven thousand virgins

were still extant in 1816, and may be so yet as *) To wit, the Deity. This is perhaps as much as ever. preity a pedigree for Murder, as ever was found out' in Garter King - at arms - What Who butcher'd half the earth, and bullied t'other. would have been said had any free - spoken

(p. 279. Sı. 81. people discovered such a lincage ?

india America

1 have stated my free opinion, nor has he thence, could impart a little of his gentility to lis seb 808tained any injury: what scavenger was ever ordinate scribblers. I hear that Mr. Jerniachan Hoiled by being pelted with mud i It may be is about to take up the cudgels for bis Mretan, said that I quit England because I have censured Lord Carlisle: I hope not; he was one of the there “persons of honour and wit about town; few who, in the very short intercourse I had but I ain coming back again, and their vengeance with him, treated me with kindness when a beg will keep hot till my return. Those who know and whatever he may say or do, "pear on, me can testify that my motives for leaving Eng- will endure." I have noihing forther to add land are very different from fears, literary or save a general note of thanksgiving to readen, personal; those who do not, may one day, be purchasers, and poblisher; and, in the verb el convinced.

Since the publication of this thing, Scott, I wish my name has not been concealed; I have been mostly in London, ready to answer for my trang

To all and each a fair good night, gressions, and in daily expectation of sundry

And rosy dreams and slumbers light. cartels ; but, alas! “The age of chivalry is over, or, in the vulgar tongue, there is no spirit now8-days.

There is a youth yclept Hewson Clarke, (sub- The following Lines brete written by Mit. N: andi, Esq.) a sizer of Emanuel College, and I gerald in a copy of English Barda sad feated believe a denizen of Berwick upon Tweed, whom

Revievers : I have introduced in these pages to much better company than he has been accustomed to meet: I find Lord Byron scorns my mosehe is, notwithstanding, a very sad dog, and, for

Our fates are ill agreed ! no reason that I can discover, except a personal

His verse is safe-I can't abuse quarrel with a bear, kept by me at Cambridge

Those lines I never read. to sit for a fellowship, and whom the jealousy of his Trinity - cotemporaries prevented from success, has been abusing me, and, what is worse, the defenceless innocent above mentioned, in Lord Byron accidentally met with the Copy, tal the Satirist, for one year and some months. I subjoined the following pungent Reply am utterly unconscious of having given him any provocation; indeed I am guiltless of having What's writ on me, cried Fitz, 1 Bever madheard his name, till it was coupled with the What's wrote by thee, dear Fiuz, none will incred Satirist. He has therefore no reason to complain, The case stands simply thus, then, bonert Fit and I dare say that, like Sir Fretful Plagiary, Thou and thine enemies are fairly qnits, he is rather pleased than otherwise. I have now Or rather would be, if, for time to come, mentioned all who have done me the honour to They luckily were deaf, or thou wert dumtnotice me and mine, that is, my Bear and my But, to their pens while scribblers add thee Book, except the Editor of the Satirist, who, it

tongues, seems, is a gentlemar, God wot! I wish” he The waiter only can escape their long.

NOTES TO THE CURSE OF MINERVA. “When Venuo half avenged Minerre's theme The queen of night asserts her silent reign. His lordship's name, and that of one who >>

(p. 605. Jonger bears it, are carved conspicuously as some 'The twilight in Greeee is much shorter than Parthenon above; in a part noi far distant ** in our country; the days in winter are longer, the torn remnants of the basso-reliev as, destrament but in summer of less daration.

in a vain attempt to remove them. These Cecrops placed-thir Pericles adorn'd

Athene, no! the plunderet mas a Srol! In

The plaster wall on the west side of the fra

(p. 605. This is spoken of the city in general, and not scription, cut in very deep characters:

ple of Minerva Polias bears the following 10 of the Acropolis in particular. The temple of Jupiter Olympius, by some sapposed the Pan- Quod non fecerunt Goti, theon, was finished by Hadrian : sixteen columns

Hoc fecerunt Scoti. are standing, of the most beautiful marble and style of architecture.

And own himself an infant of fourcare Th' insulted wall sustains his hated name. Mr. West, on seeing "the Elgin collectin

(p. 605. (I suppose we shall hear of the Abershaws' It is related by a late oriental traveller, that Jack Shephard's collection nest), declared his when the wholesale spoliator visited Athens, he self a mere tyro in ant. caused his own name, with that of his wife, to be inscribed on a pillar of one of the principal temples. This inscription was executed in a

And marvel at his lordship'o stone-shop there very conspicuous manner, and deeply engraved in the marble, at a very considerable elevation. at Blginhouse. He asked if it was not a sost!

Poor Crib was sadly puzzled when exhibited (doubtless inspired by the patron-goddess) has shop :" he was right-it is a shop. been at the pains to get himself raised np to the requisite height, and has obliterated the name Some calm spectator, as he takes his ries of the laird, but left that of the lady untouched. The traveller in question accompanied this story “Alas! all the monuments of Roman Ban by a remark, that it must have cost some labour cence, all the remains of Grecian taste, as dran and contrivance to get at the place, and could to the artist, the historian, the antiquaria only have been effected by much zeal and de- depend on the will of an arbitrary sorrreiro termination.

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or vanity, by a nephew or a sycophant. 18 a That nose, the hook where he suspends the new palace to be erected (at Rome) for an up


(p. 612. start family? the Coliseum is stripped to fur- “Naso suspendit adunco."—Horace. nish materials. Does a foreign minister wish to adorn the bleak walls of a northern castle with The Roman applies it to one who merely was antiques? the temples of Theseus or Minerva imperious to his acquaintance. must be dismantled, and the works of Phidias or Praxiteles be torn from the shattered frieze. There Chateaubriand forme new books of That a decrepid uncle, wrapped up in the reli


(p. 615. gious duties of his age and station, should listen Vicointe Chateaubriand, who has not forgotio the suggestions of an interested nephew, is ten the author in the minister, received a hand. nataral: and that an oriental despot should un- some compliment at Verona from a literary 80dervalue the masterpieces of Grecian art, is tovereign : "Ah! Monsieur C-, are you related be expected; though in both cases the conse- to that Chateaubriand who-who-who has writquences of such weakness are much to be la- ten something?" (ecrit quelque chose.) It is said mented. But that the ininister of a nation, famed that the author of Atala repented 'bim for a for its knowledge of the language, and its vener- moment of his legitimacy. ation for the monuments of ancient Greece, Whould have been the prompter and the instrument of these destructions, is almost incredible. Such rapacity is a crime against all ages and all generations: it deprives the past of the tro- NOTES TO THE VISION OF JUDGphies of their genius and the title-deeds of their

MENT. fame; the present, of the strongest inducements to exertion, the noblest exhibitions that curiosity can contemplate ; the future, of the master

Reviewing "the ungentle craft," and then. pieces of art, `the models of imitation. Το

(p. 625. St. 98. guard against the repetition of such depredations

See “Life of Henry Kirke White." is the wish of every man of genius, the duty of every man in power, and the cominon interest

Like King Alfonso ! (p. 625. St. 101. of every civilized nation." EUSTACE's Classical

King Alfonso, speaking of the Ptolomean sys. Tour through Italy.

tem, said, that "had he been consulted at the "This attempt to transplant the temple of creation of the world, he would have spared the Vesta from Italy to England, inay perhaps do

Maker some absurditieg." honour to the late Lord Bristol's patriotism or to his magnificence ; but it cannot be considered

Like lightning, off from his "melodious twang." as an indication of either taste or judgment." Ibid.

(p. 625. St. 102.

See Aubrey's account of the apparition which "Blest paper-credit " who shall dare to sing?

disappeared with a curious perfume and a me(p. 607.

lodious twang; " or see the Antiquary, vol 1.
Blest paper-credit, last and best supply,
That lends corruption lighter wings to fly.



(p. 610.

NOTES TO THE AGE OF BRONZE. Written after swimming from Sestos to Abydos.

[p. 633. To form, like Guesclin's dust, her talisman.

On the 3d of May, 1810, while the Salsette

(p. 609. (Captain Bathurst) was lying in the Dardanelles, Guesclin died during the siege of a city ; it Lieutenant Ekenhead of that frigate and the surrendered, and the keys were bronght and writer of these rhymes swam from the European laid upon his bier, so that the place might shore to the Asiatic-by-the-bye, from Abydos appear rendered to his ashes.

to Sestos would have been more correct. The
whole distance from the place whence we start.

ed to our landing on the other side, including Hear! hear! Prometheus from his rock appeal. the length we were carried by the current, was I refer the reader to the first address of Pro-wards of four English miles; though the actual

computed by those ou board the frigate at upmetheug in Æschylus, when he is left alone by breadth is barely one. The rapidity of the curhis attendants, and before the arrival of the rent is guch that no boat can row directly across, Chorus of Sea-nymphs.

and it may in some measure be estimated from

the circunstance of the whole distance being Revive the cry—“Iago! and close Spain!" accomplished by one of the parties in an hour

(p. 611. and live, and by the other in an hour and ten “St. lago! and close Spain!" the old Spanish minutes. The water was extremely cold from

the melting of the mountain-snows. About three

weeks before, in April, we had made an atteinpt, The knife of Arragon, Toledo's steel.

but having ridden all the way from the Troad

(p. 611. The Arragonians are peculiarly dextrous in icy chillness, we found it necessary to postpone

the same morning, and the water being of an the use of this weapon, and displayed it parti- the completion till the frigate anchored below cularly in former French wars.

the castles, when we ywam the straits , as just

stated; entering a considerable way above the Thy good old man, whose world was all within. European, and landing below the Asiatic fort.

(p. 612. Chevalier says that a young Jew swam the same The famous old man of Verona. See CLAUDIAN. distance for his mistress ; and Oliver mentions

it having been done by a Neapolitan; but our Many an old woman, but no Catherine. (p. 612. consul, Tarragona, remembered neither of these

The dexterity of Catherine extricated Peter circumstances, and tried to dissuade us from the (called the Great by courtesy) when surrounded attempt. A number of the Salsette's crew were by the Museulmans on the banks of the river Pruth. known to bave accomplished a greater distance;


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