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GLEN-HYVOCH.--A SCOTTISH LEGEND.
“ And yonder, where the murmuring brook,
Receding, leaves a sheltered nook, " Why, shepherd, from the vale below, An humble cot he reared, Where Spring's unbounded beauties glow, And drew a slender fence around, Withdraw your flocks at even ?
To shield some roods of garden ground, See, for their thirst a streamlet flow, Where flowers, and plants, and herbs, Serene as air, and cool as snow,
abound, And couches 'neath the blossom'd sloe, And trees, the choicest to be found, Secure from all the blasts that blow
In skilful ranks appeared. From every point of heaven :
This garden seemed his only care ; And say—for I have smiled to see
Till Helen rose, his heart to share ; The milk-maid, tripping merrily
And, smiling in his sight, Home with her brimming pail,
Still as that blossom spread and bloomed, Suppress her rural roundelay,
His mind a milder mood assumed, And urge with hastened step her way, Like some dark mountain when illumed Till safely through that vale;
By Cynthia's silver light. Then lilting as before, proceed
No more upon the midnight hill With lightened heart across the mead : He wander'd sad, and lone; And oft, as in a musing mood,
Or mused beside the moonlight rill, By yon low grassy mound I stood,
Like figure changed to stone; Where smiling to the starry skies
Nor on the village evening walk Within his mossy cradle lies
Disdained to join the rural talk, The infant spring, if chance conveyed All sterner thoughts resigned : Some lated rustic down the glade,
The storms that racked his bosom cease; Soon as I met his startled eye,
She was the olive branch of peace
“ And who, when smiling years had shed
Matured enchantment on her head, His hand upon his brow he laid,
That maiden looked upon, Then twitched his plaid, and thus he said
Could fail to bliss the very earth “ Not many years are flown
That to such loveliness gave birth, Since Helen was the fairest maid
Had borne a heart of stone. The sun from east to west surveyed,
Her marble neck, and bosom fair, And gentlest too that ever made
Embraced by clouds of sunny hair, A lover's heart her own :
Her shining brow, and graceful air, 'Twas said of gentle blood she came- Might be an angel's guise ; She bore her foster father's name,
Meek and affectionate, hier mind, No other sire she knew;
Of sweetest elements combined, And when old Owen's neck around
With all the love of womankind,
Illumed her melting eyes.
Some ancient temple's columned wall,
Till even the ruin smile; “ He, too, a stranger 'mong us dwelt, So clung she to the reverend sire, As one who had the rudeness felt
And kept his life's decaying fire Of this distempered scene ;
Alive a little while. Retiring to our lonely glen,
And many an ardent lover sighed Far from the rage of ruthless men,
in vain, to win her from his side ; 'Mong whom his lot had been.
Averse, she every suit denied ;
And kissed his daughter's forehead mild Who in congenial solitude
• O ere I leave my orphan child, Concealed a gloomy mind:
Through this dull world so dark and wild But he, perchance, had wounds of heart, Choose one to guide thy way.' For which no balsam grows,
Then, blushing thro' her tears, she'd throw And bitter tears to shed apart
Around his neck her arms of snowO'er consecrated woes :
• Where thy love planted me I'll grow, For griefs there are which can to heaven Nor ever from this breast Alone in confidence be given,
Shall mortal hand thine orphan tear! And woes which must not be expressed, The stroke of death shall reach me there, Nor by a stranger's hand redressed.
And lay us both to rest.'
“ One autumn eve, while yet each height O my charming Mary, Swam in a sea of purple light ;
Thou dost far outshine And not a breath the aspen shook,
All the girls that tarry
In this glen of thine !
Sweet in Barva's wild-wood
Young affection grew, The hopitable father sate,
Ere our simple childhood
Love's daminion knew
Kindness then grew stronger,
It was greatly more
Than e'er was felt by lover When sudden by their side they spied
In the world before! A weary horseman with his guide.
Minstrel voices singing
Ne'er were half so sweet “ The stranger had a haughty mien
As the wild notes ringing
When my love I meet !
Linnets, with their wooing,
Thrushes on each spray,
Ring-doves, with their cooing,
Blithly hail the day! Went forth to give him welcome meet,
Sweet are Barva's bowers
When the sun is high,
That our couch supply ;
Kings I do not envy, · Abhorred destroyer art thou there!
Splendour has no charms, A vaunt, these aged eyeballs spare !'
Which I'd take for Mary No word the stranger spoke,
Folded in my arms ! But from his eye a spark of ire,
O my lovely Mary, gic.*
In sullen silence broke !
Air-“ Mo nighean dhu." “ At midnight gusts of wind and rain
O sweet is she who thinks on me, Ravaged the woods, and drenched the
Behind yon dusky mountain ; plain,
In greenwood bower at gloaming hour And through the echoing heavens amain
We'll meet by Moran's fountain.
Where dark-hair'd Mary roams to hear
sweet is she, gic. And by yon little well, His corse the affrighted shepherds spied,
My hawks around the forest fly,
And wonder that I tarry, Breathless, in blood his garments dyed
While lone on thymy banks I lie A dagger wound was in his side,
And dream of dark-hair'd Mary.
Oswcet is she, &c.
Her step so light,-her eye so bright Might from her head be torn:
Her smile so sweet and tender, In vain we searched for many a day- Her voice like music heard by night And what her fate was none may say,
As o'er the wilds I wander ! Nor whither she was borne."
sweet is she, &c. Oct. 7, 1817.
For this and the following song we are indebted to the kindness of Mr Campbell,
the ingenious editor of “ Albyn's AntholoSONG FROM THE GAELIC.
gy.” The first is said to have been comAir" Mary Luoch,"
posed many years ago by a clergyman in
Argyleshire; the other was written exO my lovely Mary,
pressly for Mr Campbell's work ; in the seMary of Glenfyne,
cond volume of which both will appear, O delightful Mary,
along with the original words and music, Mary, thou art mine!
early in the ensuing winter.
Her neck which silken ringlets shroud, To me through every season dearest; Her bosom's soft commotion,
In every scene,
by day, by night, Like sea-mew hovering in the cloud, Thou present to my mind appearest, Or heaving on the ocean !
A quenchless star, for ever bright, O sweet is she, &c.
My solitary, sole delight,
Alone in wood, by shore, at sea,
I think of Thee !
Oswect is she, &c.
Extracted from the Schola Salernitana, and My bright, my beauteous Mary!
adapted to every rank, from the Prince The Flower of Ardyn's lowly glade,
to the Peasant. Shall bloom in high Glengary ! O sweet is she, gc.
ANGLORUM Regenti, scribit Machaon
Addressed to a Lady whose Husband was
then on a Visit to the West Indies.
run! The sweet West Wind, fair saint, shall visit
soon be here !”
And falling down, a cataract,-
And heave a sigh!
And darker frowns the lonely yew,-
With thee beloved !
A choral anthem on thine ear ;
To by-past things.
I've lost a friend a friend the best of men,
LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE.
SOME time ago Messrs Turnbull and of his Age, during his travels in France Ramsay of Glasgow made a discovery and Italy, his residence in England towarıls very important to the arts, by purifying the latter part of the Protectorate, and his the pyroligneous acid or acid of wood, so connection with the Courts of Charles II. as to be superior in every respect to vine and the two subsequent reigns, interspersed gar made by fermentation from the vine, with a variety of novel and interesting malt, sugar, or any other substance from anecdotes of the most celebrated persons of which it is commonly obtained. Its co- that period. To this will be added original lour is transparent, taste and flavour agree. private letters from Sir Edward Nicholas able; it is not liable to lose its acid pro- (Secretary of State) to King Charles I. durperties, nor become mouldy by keeping ing some important periods of that reign, any length of time in any climate. By its with the king's answers in his own handsuperior strength and incorruptible quali- writing, now first given to the world ; also ties, it is admirably calculated for sea selections from the correspondence of John stores, for the preservation of vegetables in Evelyn, and numerous letters from Sir Ed. pickling, and animal substances. It has ward Hyde (Lord Clarendon) to Sirs Ed. received the decided approbation of several ward Nicholas and Richard Brown, durof the Professors of Chemistry in the uni. ing the exile of the British Court. The versities, as well as of many eminent medi- whole highly illustrative of the events of cal practitioners and men of science, as those times, and aftording numerous new pure acetous acid. This improvement is facts to the historian and politician. The of great importance in a national point of work will be comprised in 2 vols. royal 4to, view, by making pure vinegar from the and will be embellished with authentic porbrushwood of our own country, thereby traits, engraved by the best masters, partly not encroaching on the stock of human from most exquisite drawings of the celefood, which at all times is of consequence, brated Nanteuil
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lyn; and of Sir Edward Nicholas : views Mr Thomas Taylor has issued proposals of Wotton-house, one of which is worked for printing by subscription, in one volume from an original etching by John Evelyn ; octavo, Select Works of Plotinus, on the and other interesting plates. following subjects, viz.-On the Virtues ; Mr Joyce Graves has just announced as on Dialectic; on Matter; against the Gnos- ready for delivery, The Naturalist's Pocket tics ; on the Impassivity of Incorporeal Book, or Tourist's Companion ; containing Natures; on Eternity and Time ; on the a brief introduction to the various branches Essence of the Soul ; a Discussion of Doubts of Natural History, with approved methods relative to the Soul; on the Immortality of for collecting and preserving quadrupeds, the Soul ; on the Three Hypostases that birds, reptiles, fishes, insects, shells, corals, rank as the principles of things ; on the secds, plants, woods, fossils, minerals, &c. generation and order of things after the with general outlines of the habits, ecofirst ; on Gnostic Hypostases, and that nomy, and places of resort of the various which is beyond them; that the Nature genera of Zoological subjects ; embellished which is beyond Being is not intellective, with plates illustrative of the particulars on and what that is which is primarily, and which the generic characters are founded, also that which is secondarily intellective; and figures of instruments necessary in the on Intellect, Ideas, and real Being; on the different branches of Natural History. The Good, or The One : accompanied by Mr Doncaster, patentee of the HydroExtracts from the Treatise of Synesius on static Ship, iaving lately effected an imProvidence, translated from the Greek. proved hydrostatic power, applicable to
Nearly ready for publication, the Diary mill purposes, as well as to propelling naof John Evelyn, Esq. printed from the ori- vigable vessels, proposes to give shortly a ginal MSS. in the library at Wotton : em- second edition of his useful little tract, en. bracing the greatest portion of the life of tiled “ Practical Political Economy,” in the celebrated author of " The Sylva, a order to include it as well as a series of Discourse of Forest Trees," and other works other improvements in its construction, apof long established celebrity. This extreme- paratus, and materials. This pamphlet, ly curious and valuable journal contains his which points out the means and advantages observations and remarks on Men, Man- of effecting a supply of provisions to the bers, the Politics, Literature, and Science London markets by water carriage, has al
ready, although but lately published, had southern affirmative magnetic pole has lat. the honour of originating the adopted mea- 65° 56' S., lon. 156° 58' E. ; the negasure of the junction of the eastern and tive, lat. 76° 46' $. lon. 264° 26' E. from western seas by canal communication be- Greenwich. And the places of the mean tween Carlisle and Newcastle upon Tyne; or operative pole derived from the effect and it is by no means impossible it may, of the four other poles, and to which the in due process of time, prove the means needle tends-northerniat. 73° 36' N. also of establishing a new northern and a lon. 8° 54' W.; southern lat. 68° 45' S. western capital, in maritime situations. lon. 1450 30' E. From the effects and
The following arrangements have been places of these mean operative poles promade for Lectures at the Surrey Institų- ceed the various phenomena of the magtion, during the ensuing season :
netic needle; as the variation, dip, posi1. On Ethics, by the Rev. W. B. Collier, tion, nutation, rotation, and secular variaD.D. F.A.S. To commence Nov. 4, at tion. seven in the evening, and to be continued An account of the very extraordinary on each succeeding Tuesday.
case of Margaret M Evoy, a blind young 2. On Chemistry, by J. Lowe Wheeler, woman at Liverpool, who can read by the Esq. To commence on Nov. 7, and to be points of her fingers, has been transmitted continued on each succeeding Friday even- to Dr Thomson by the Rev. T. Glover, and ing.
published in the last Number of the An3. On the British Poets, from Chaucernals of Philosophy. A publication on this to Cowper, by Wm. Hazlitt, Esq. To curious phenomenon is announced, with commence early in January 1818. which, when it appears, we shall take an
4. On Music, by W. Crotch, Mus. Doc. early opportunity to make our readers acProfessor of Music in the University of Ox- quainted. ford. To commence early in February Mr Thomas Yeates has constructed a 1818.
variation chart of all the navigable oceans A case which lately occurred in the Royal and seas between latitude 60° north and Dispensary for the Diseases of the Ear, south, from accurate documents obtained where a boy born deaf and dumb was re- of Spanish surveys in the Pacific Ocean ; stored to the use of both hearing and speech, journals at the Hydrographical Office, Adwill shew the rapid improvement in the miralty; and at the East India House ; medical practice of the present day. The collated, with tables of the variation repathology of the ear, neglected till of late, cently formed from the observations of has now attained a vast importance by the different navigators. This chart is delineatinstitution of a dispensary for its diseases ; ed on new plan, all the magnetic meriand the subject of deafness being now taken dians being drawn upon it throughout, for up by the Royal College of Surgeons as the every change of one degree in the variation; theme of their annual prize, will tend to and it will be elucidated with explanatory throw additional light on this interesting notes, and a brief statement of the late malady.
discovery of an aberration in the variation, Mr Beauford, M.A. of Dublin, is pre- resulting from the deviation or change of paring for the press a New Theory of a ship's head from the magnetic meridian, Magnetism, especially the phenomena accompanied by the rules invented by the which relate to the variation of the mag. late Captain Flinders, for correcting the netic needle ; deduced from observation, and demonstrated on true philosophical
The Duchess of Rutland has received and mathematical principles. In the in- the gold medal of the Society for the Envestigation, magnetism in general is as- courgement of Arts, Manufactures, and cribed to the effect of caloric on the globe Commerce, for experiments in raising Oaks. of the earth. In magnetism, at least as Her grace's conclusion on five several exfar as it affects the needle, (the author says,) periments are, that the best method is “ to there are four magnetic poles near the sow the acorns where they are to remain, terrestrial poles ; which magnetic poles in and, after hoeing the rows two years, to each class have a rotation from east to plant potatoes, one row only between each west, proceeding from the effect of the per- row of oaks, for tlıree years; decidedly, in turbation, powers of the sun and moon, in her opinion, the best method, as the facts the difference between the centripetal themselves will prove. The benefit of the and centriugal forces. The revolution oaks from planting potatoes is incalculable ; of the northern magnetic poles round for, from the said experiments, and from the earth's axis and poles is complete in others nade at the same time, and with 1073 years, and that of the southern in the same seedling oaks, planted with a
The northern affirmative mixture of larch, spruce, beech, birch, and magnetic pole has this year, (1017,) at other forest trees, and also with oaks only, the time of the vernal equinox, lat. 71° in all cases she has found that potatoes be24 N. lon. 830 W.; the negative pole, tween the rows are so superior to all other lat. 82° 12' N. lon. 114° 19' E. The methods, that the oaks will actually grow