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Though passive tutors,' fearful to dispraise
When youthful parasites, who bend the knee
Yes! I have mark'd thee many a passing day,
"Tis not enough, with other sons of power,
One spot, to leave a worthless name behind. & Allow me to disclaim any personal allusions, even the most distant. I merely mention generally what is too often the weakness of preceptors.
There sleep, unnoticed as the gloomy vaults
Turn to the annals of a former day;
To these adien! nor let me linger o'er + ["* Thomas Sackville, Lord Buckhurst, was born in 1527. While a student of the Inner Temple, he wrote his tragedy of Gorbuduc, which was played before Queen Elizabeth at Whitehall, in 1561. This tragedy, and his contribution of the Induction and legend of the Duke of Buckingham to the Mirror for Magistrates,' compose the poetical history of Sackville. The rest of it was political. In 1604, he was created Earl of Dorset by James I. He died suddenly at the council-table, in consequence of a dropsy on the brain."-CAMPBELL.]
(Charles Sackville, Earl of Dorset, was bcrn in 1637, and died in 1706. He was esteemed the most accomplished man of his day, and alike distinguished in the volup tuous court of Charles II. and the gloomy one of William III. He behared with considerable gallantry in the sea-fight with the Dutch in 1665; on the day previous to which he is said to have composed his celebrated song, “To all you Ladies nou af Land.” His character has been drawn in the highest colours by Dryden, Pope, Prior, and Congreve.]
Scenes hail'd, as exiles hail their native shore,
Dorset, farewell! I will not ask one part
each other by
may meet, and
WRITTEN SHORTLY AFTER THE MARRIAGE OF MISS CHAWORTH.?
Hills of Annesley, bleak and barren,
Where my thoughtless childhood stray'd,
Howl above thy tufted shade! 6 (This amiable nobleman was killed by a fall from his horse while hunting in 1815. “I have,” says Byron, in his letters of that year, "just been, or rather ought to be, very much shocked by the death of the Duke of Dorset. We were at school together, and there I was passionately attached to him. Since, we have never met, but once, I think, since 1805—and it would be a paltry affectation to pretend that I had any feeling for him worth the name. But there was a time in my life when this event would have broken my heart; and all I can say for it now is, that-it is not worth breaking.”]
7 (Miss Chaworth was married to John Musters, Esq., in August, 1805. The stanzas were first published by Mr. Moore after Lord Ryron's death.]
Now no more, the hours beguiling,
Former favourite haunts I see;
Makes ye seem a heaven to me.
GRANTA. A MEDLEY.
«Αργυρέαις λόγχαισι μάχου και πάντα Κρατήσεις;"
Be realised at my desire,
To place it on St. Mary's spire.
Pedantic inmates full display;
The price of venal votes to pay.
Then would I view each rival wight,
Petty and Palmerston survey;
Against the next elective day.'
Lo! candidates and voters lie'
All lull'd in sleep, a goodly number :
Whose conscience won't disturb their slumber.
Lord H-indeed, may not demur;
Fellows are sage reflecting men: • The Diable Boiteux of Le Sage, where Asmodeus, the demon, places Don Cleofas on an elevated situation, and unroofs the houses for inspection.
* [On the death of Mr. Pitt, in January, 1806, Lord Henry Petty and Lord Palmerston were candidates to represent the University of Cambridge in Parliament.] * [In the private volume the fourth and fifth stanzas ran thus :
“ One on his power and place depends,
The other on-the Lord knows what !
Though neither will convince by that.
Fellows are sage reflecting men,” &c.]
They know preferment can occur
But very seldom,-now and then.
They know the Chancellor has got
Some pretty livings in disposal :
And therefore smiles on his proposal.
I'll turn mine eye, as night grows later,
The studious sons of Alma Mater.
The candidate for college prizes
Goes late to bed, yet early rises.
With all the honours of his college,
Thus seeks unprofitable knowledge:
To scan precisely metres Attic;
In solving probleins mathematic:
Or puzzles o'er the deep triangle;
În barbarous Latino doom'd to wrangle:
Renouncing every pleasing page
From authors of historic use;
of the hypothenuse.'
Still, harmless are these occupations,
That hurt none but the hapless student,
* Seale's publication on Greek Metres displays considerable talent and ingenuity, but, as might be expected in so difficult a work, is not remarkable for accuracy.
* The Latin of the schools is of the canine species, and not very intelligible.
• The discovery of Pythagoras, that the square of the hypothenuse is equal to the squares of the other two sides of a right-angled triangle.