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French classics, should furnish any mottary on the Psalms, which appeared untoes, only to those old families who won der the assumed name of Aretius Fela their achievements in France.
sinus. The book was publicly purchased
by men of all ranks and denominations : Leo the Tenth was the first who made it was read with the highest satisfaction & decree forbidding the use of certain by scholars, prelates and cardinals. The books, such as Luther's writings, &c. author being however, after some time, and appointing censors to examine new discovered, similar precautions were publications.
taken by authority to suppress the work, Philip the Second of Spain and Eng- which was now condemned as a vile and land, first commanded the Inquisition to abominable heretical production. publish a catalogue of heretical, and consequently prohibited books. In this Duclos, the celebrated author of the measure, he had the honour to set an History of Lewis the Eleventh, a works example to the Holy See itself, under in which he had, although historiograa Paul the Fourth.
pher of Lewis XV, expressed his sene In 1597, Clement the Eighth published timents very freely respecting the politics another catalogue of books probibited, of the Roman See, visited Roine at the amongst which was Junius's translation time when the suppression of the Jesuits of the Old Testament, and Beza's of the was in agitation. New; allowing, however, that the for When his arrival in Rome was made mer work might, at the discretion of a known in the Vatican, a message was. bishop, be entrusted to the hands of the carried to him by one of the cardinals, learned.
that, if he wished it, orders would be The Loci communes, or Common-place given for his admission, to consult all the Book on Theology, written by the mild prohibited, condemned, heretical works, and moderate Philip Melancthon, was preserved in the Pope's own private li printed in Italian at Venice, under the brary. Expressing his sense of the favour name of Messer Filippo de Terra Nera. offered, Duclos observed, that instead of The work was eagerly sought for by all a permission to read more works of that the learned, particularly in Rome itself; sort, he stood rather in need of absoluinsomuch, that all the copies were sold tion for the number he had already pe. off in less than six months. A second rused without permission. His holiness edition being soon afterwards published, (Ganganelli) smiled when the answer it was still received with equal applause was reported to him; and Duclos reby the curious, At last, a Franciscan ceived both an absolution for past of friar, who had formerly read the work fences, and an indulgence for all ofences in the original Latin, while he was in Germany, discovered that Terra Nera Duclos was at Naples some years after was nothing but an Italian version of the accession of the present l'erdinand Melanchthonus, a Greek name adopted, the Fourth, to the throne of the Two Siaccording to the fashion of those days, cilies. There he was informed that soon by the author, as a translation of his real after his accession the king received a vie German name, Schwartzard, or Blackearth, sit from his brother-in-law, the late Joseph
This precious discovery was the Second, and Leopold, then of Tuscamade public; the fact was established ny, with some female relations. In a beyond contradiction : Melancthon was conversation one day with his guests toknown' to be attached to the principles pics were started on which the unfortu. of the reformation: the work so much nate Ferdinand was so uninformed as to admired in Rome itself, was now found be unable to keep up the discourse. to be an abominable production: it was Turning round, with a mingled look of of course condemned by the Inquisition : shame and indignation, to the Prince of all persons who had copies of it were San Nicandro, his preceptor, who, with ordered, under the penalty of excommu other courtiers, was present, “ You must, nication, to deliver them up to the lloly sir, (said he,) either have shamefully nega Office, who caused them ail be burnt lected, or purposely given me a very bad in public by the common executioner. education, since I am totally unable to Even the Venetian printer, who pubộ converse, not only with these princes, lished it, was brought into great trouble, but even with these ladies, all nay near and very narrowly escaped being undoné relations." and confined for life by the venerable Inquisitors.
Ignorance has, in tiines of darkness, been Much such a system was adopted re considered as the inother of devotion; speeting the reformer Bucer's Cominen. the same parent may have also brougie MONTEL® MAJ. No. 253.
239 Original Poetry:
[April 1, forth virtue. Such at least seem to have overhanging a hollow inclosed with rails been the ideas of those charged with the and toils, through which deer and other education of the sons of the late Charles quadrupeds, collected together by nuthe Third of Spain, both before and after merous bands of hunters and peasants, he passed from the throne of Naples to were constrained to pass, shouldering that of Madrid. With the exception of one another like cattle in Smithfield. A a regular routine of external devotional number of fowling-pieces, ready charged, observances, their minds, with one ho were placed in the monarch's hand, in nourable exception in Don Gabriel, were succession, to be discharged on the proJeft wholly unoccupied; while their bu- miscuous herd below; and happy were dies, to guard against other delights, the accidentally wounded animals that were incessantly employed in the exer were killed outright, and not turned cises of the chace, or rather of common loose to linger out their misery in the fowling. And the father himself, as forest. became the dignity of the sovereign upon The second son Ferdinand of Naples, whose dominions the sun never set, dis. for the eldest Charles was reserved for ciaining to hunt out and pursue his prey, Spain, was, with one exception, the first compelled the unfortunate victims of his shot, in the proper sense of the term, in pleasures to crowd around him, and so his dominions. Our ambassador, Sir lici: death at his band,
William Hamilton, was not so In his country residence, in the handle pletely overwhelmed in Herculaneum or of San Lorenzo's gridiron, at the Escu- Vesuvius, as not, on certain occasions, rial, Charles the Third daily resorted to to allow the royal sportsman to bag more a station on an eminence in the park, birds than himself.
THE VOICE OF EUROPE
The prowling lion on its native pla
Wars with the brute, yet spares its kindred TIR'D of the din of War, and troubled cries train;
From ruin'd states ani sinking monarchies, Then why should Man a murderous art em. EUROPA's voice rescunded through her ploy, sphere,
To slay his like, and God's best work destroy? And thus her breathings broke upon the ear:
'Tis but to gain the meed of pride-blown pow'r, Celestial Peace! by tyrar.: Faction driven
That nought avails in tribulation's hour; To seek a shelter in thy native heaven,
To gain terrestrial wealth, which never gave
One moment's respite from the dreaded grave, With eye of pity view ihe world below, Remand thy steps, and stay the tide of woe;
Where Mammon's slaves, where Mercy's foes From shore to shore () let thine influence run;
are driven, Dispense thy smiles, as lib’ral as the Sun;
Without a gleam that paints a future Heaven! Nor let the beams of Discord's baleful star
Come thou, sweet PEACE, to plead in MerStill guide the wain of sanguinary War,
cy's cause, That furious Power who sways a death-fraught Who bids the conflict's mighty clangour cease;
And turn men's views to meek Religion's laws, brand,
Whose ways are pleasant, and whose paths are
Where universal concord guards the shore, o turn thy view to yonder woodland vale,
And WAR, and PAIN, and Death are
known no more. Where mirthful l'lea:ure lately told her tale,
The healing balm that lives beneath thy wing, And mark the change since Devastation's
To close the wounds of bleeding nations bring; sword Has robb'd the hamlet of its rustic lord
If Kings have reason bid them reason well, Lehold the virgin fair untimely mourn
And do their utmost War's dread rage to quell.
Woe to the man, let terrors round him An ardent loyer from existence torn;
glide, The hoary sire, in second childhood's reign, Mourn, in a :ne, his earth y prospects slain;
That urges warfare to maintain his pride; The recent widow blame the baneful day
Woe to the king, though splendour decks his When blind Ambition forc'å her spouse away; That claims Oppression's pow'r to swell his
throne, Who in her iniärit sees the father's face
own; And mourns with doubled grief his shorten'd
Let dark Oblivion's wave o'erveil his name, Who looks to Heaven with anguish'd heart And brand his deeds with everlasting shame.
ABRAHAM KINE, And asks nunc other favour than to die.
London, February 6.
TO THE MEMORY OF THE LATE
Could he exactly, though in humble verse,
Each trait of real excellence rehearse,
And those sweet charities of life pourtray, On receiving a Present of Fine Old Rum Past, like the glories of departed day; from LORD RANELAGH.
With him for ever gone, whose work is o'er,
And whose rare worth shall bless mankind no MY Lord, I thank you for your Rum, Which strikes all panegyric dumb,
more! Peserving one of T'ully's best orations,
Lamented PARSONS ! while the hallow'd tear To do fair justice to its merit;
That sorrow sheds yet trembles on thy bier, It yields in flavour and in spirit,
Now would he strike the melancholy lyre, To nothing but your lordship's conversations,
And tune the lay that friendship should ina Somers' Town, Feb, 1814.
spire ; And while Time's current moves uncheck'd
along, A TRIBUTE
Bid thy fame live in consecrated song ;
Some kriowledge of thy usefulness impart, Mr. THOMAS PARSONS, of Bath,
And tell of thy benevolence of heart;
Proclaim thy fond pursuiin, thy learned skill; Who Died Sept. 19, 1813, in his 70th Year. Thy constant rev'rence for the heav'nly will; WIDE gate of death! thro’ thee the wise Depict thy strict integrity, thy truth;
Thy condestension to inquiring youth ! Unconscious pass, and mix with common dust; Say, ever prompi th’impious to confute, All proud distinctions levell'd in the gravem
How strong thy argument in keen dispute ; There soundly sleeps the coward as the brave;
How at thy feet, or vice, or folly lay, There infant bones are laid with those of age;
And how, chastiz’d by thee, the proud gave There rest the ignorant and the letter'd sage :
way; Yet in the breast while mem'ry holds a seat,
How self-importance from its throne fell down; Shall live remembrance of the good and great,
How hypocrites would dread thy honest frown; Yet willing tongues with fond regret shall tell,
Or how thy mind, with various wisdom stor’d, How lov'd, how mourn'd, the friend who acted
The realms of science ar? id explo’rd ;
'Till clos'd its labours with the life of mano
Let the proud bigot mount his moloch throne, Reflective powers by kindred souls possess'd, And damn all creeds and systems not his own; Shall penetrate the mansions of the blest; Wrapp'd up in his important self, conceive Or still recall, where liv'd the best of men, The rule by which all others should believe; Friendships dissolv’d, and converse past,
Of his sound faith, and his vast knowledge tell, again ;
And sternly doom all diff'ring sects to hell; And where, oft suppliant at the throne of Decide his brother's fate with solemn nod, Grace,
And on him pour the fiery wrath of God! He pray'd devout for all the human race, Not such the spirit of the truly wise ; That Gou would bless them with regard for Not such his spirit pass'd beyond the skies; life,
Proud to contend for truth by word or pen, And sheath the sword--the murd'rous sword That sacred right he yielded other men; of strife.
Waiting that state reserv’d of heav'nly rest, Alas! though answer'd not that fervent For those who love and serve their SAVIOUR
prayer, Not vain its holy breath, nor lost in air Fond of his Bible, and a Bible creed, 'Twas heard in heaven-'twas register'd He gave to human dogmas little heed; above ;
To God alone responsible, he bow'd, It will be answer'd by the Gon of love Nor fear’d the censures of the thoughtless When wide-spread knowledge, and the march
crowd; of mind,
Man's loudest praise he deem'd of worth no Shall leave this age of cruelty behind, Then shall be told, like some sad tale of Than hollow bubbles bursting on the shore. yore,
Happy he liv'd-of mind and temper even, How warriors fought, and drench'd their Nor approbation sought, but that of Heaven. limbs in gore;
S, WHITCHURCH, And then the veriest novice in the schools Shall set them down for madmen, or for fools, APPEAL AGAINST WAR. Who thus risk'd life without the hope of gain,
By à Member of the Academy of the And shed their blood their precious blood, in
FULL twenty years hath havock-breathing O could the author of these friendly lays Do justice to the subject of his praise ;
Roll’d o'er this groaning Earth his crimson car, Paint the true likeness, though in colours Full twenty years hath Nature, shuddering, faint,
view'd of this choice friend--this dear departed Europe's fair fields with human victims
[April 1, While weeping matrons sons and husbands Give to the long-desir'd Millennium birth, mourn,
And make, once more, a Paradise on Earth ! Sent to that region whence they ne'er return. At length, to chain th’ infuriate Monster's
SONNET, hands, And bind contending realms in Friendship’s
TO DRAYTON LODGE, bands,
A Ruin near Norwich, of uncertain Deste PEACE, dove-ey'd Saint, to Austria's Ruler
nation. Imitated from the Italian. hies, And thus proclaims her mission from the I ASK'D of TIME, Who reard yon towery Skies.
hall, Sc) shame to Sov’reigns! O eternal shame Which thou art levelling with its native soil? To those who boast the sacred Christian He answered not; but spurn'd the crumbling name!
wall, For twenty years shall Europe's life-blood flow? And sprang on sounding wing to further For twenty years whole nations shriek with
I ask'd of FAME, Thou who can'st tell of all For twenty years shall Christians, vaunting,cry, That men achieve by wit, or force, or toil. BEHOLD! REJOICE ! SEE, TENS She too stands mute, th' unpointing fingers THOUSANDS DIE?
fall, E'en Pagans mourn’d when bloody fields were
From the vain search her wander'd eyes
recoil. Nay, yet, at Trasimene and Marathon,
I enter'd. In the vault OBLIVION stood, The peasants shudder at the tale they tell
Stepping with weeds the rifts where sun-beams Of those who nobly fought, and bravely fell.
shine; But Christian Princes raise th' exulting strain O'er thousands mangled, and o'er myriads Can'st thou reveal, I ask’d, with what design ?
From stone to stone the giant-spectre strode : slain!
A voice of thunder fills the dun abode : Monarch, forbear! Let savage discord cease, ( Whose it has been, I care not: now tia sheathe the sword, and hail returning mine.”
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