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Two o'clock, P. M.-All college is in commotion. In Long Chamber there are consultations, and parties, and cabals. I saw a gownsman looking not complacently upon an unfolded paper; like Alexander, he sighed and looked, sighed and looked, sighed and looked, and sighed again.” He became alternately as pale as the Bath post, and as black as the characters it bore. This is a mystery to me!

Feb. 15.—The mystery is unravelled. A young Gentleman is displeased at receiving a billet-doux. This is surprising. But it is still more surprising that he suspects “ The Etonian" of its manufacture. He threatens us with a quire of paper for the sake of the Postage. I hope it may be blank. I shall be angry if I am obliged to pay and read too.

Feb. 17.-I hope my readers will be pleased with the following Song :

Hark upon the passing gale

Mark the tints of silver, made
Philomela's plaintive wail!

By the Moon on yon cascade ; Feelings how serene and tender

How those fleeting tints impart Does the lonely music render!

Consolation to the heart!
Lady, lift thy downcast eye

Why can Nature thus control;
Leila, love, and tell me why?

Leila, say, my secret soul?
'Tis that in the trembling notes
Love's pure spirit softly floats;
'Tis that in the moonbeam's ray
Love delights to hold his play;
'Tis that in the world I see,
Leila, nought but love, and 'thee.


Feb. 19.-Received from Oxford a large parcel of prose and

I am very much pressed for room, nevertheless I am particularly requested by the Club (on the immediate suggestion of Rowley), to insert the two contributions with which we are most pleased.

A Collar of Brawn, with M. B.'s compliments.”

“ A Barrel of Sausages, with Lord N. -'s best wishes." Feb. 20.—The authorship of the abovementioned Valentine is fixed, I understand, upon Gerard Montgomery. Mr. Bellamy fancies himself suspected, and is rather alarmed for the consequences. He has purchased a smart little pistol, nailed a sovereign to the wall of his apartment, and practises three hours a day. He says he is not much afraid, for * he can hit George to a nicety."

Feb. 25.-Martin Sterling slanged me for being satirical. All the P. C. articles were attacked one after the other :-“ Lovers' Vows," “ Politeness and Politesse,A Certain Age,” “ Not at Home.”—Golightly came to my assistance. • Mr. Sterling, said he, “let me give you a little information. There is as little truth in your remarks as there is in Lovers' Vows : neither Politeness nor Politesse can bear you any longer: no one should talk in

this style who is not of a Certain Age; and if you persist in it, I shall recommend to Mr. Courtenay to give you a flat Not at Home.” Mr. Hodgson remarked that Mr. Golightly was a flat, for supposing that any thing fat could come from the President. Lozell laughed, and Oakley said “Pshaw.”

Feb. 26.–Transcribed a few stanzas by E. M. They were written soon after the Lady's marriage. They were composed in a more tranquil moment, and breathe a more subdued spirit than those which were inserted in the Scrap-book, No. I.

I do not weep-the grief I feel

Is not the grief that dims the eye ;
No accents speak, no tears reveal

The inward pain that cannot die.
Mary! thou know'st not, none can know

The silent woe that still must live ;
I would not change that silent woe

For all the joy the world can give.
Yet, by thine hair so lightly flowing,

And by thy smiling lips, I vow,
And by thy cheek so brightly glowing,

And by the meekness of thy brow,
And by those eyes, whose tranquil beam

So joyfully is wont to shine,
As if thy bosom could not dream

Of half the woe that preys on mine,
I do not murmur that another

Hath gain’d the love I could not wake ;
I look on him as on a brother,

And do not hate him-for thy sake.
And, Mary, when I gaze on thee,

I think not on my own distress,
Serene—in thy serenity,

And happy-in thine happiness. Feb. 27.—The King of Clubs has too much vanity to withhold from the world Miss Harrison's Valentine, although the habits of procrastination in which the fair Authoress indulges (habits by the way in which his Majesty occasionally participates) have caused it to reach him much after its day. The time I am sure is not far distant, when to the names of a Baillie, an Edgeworth, an Incbhald, and a Morgan, Criticism will add that of Fanny Harrison.


“ Nec sum adeo informis." -VIRG.
Hail to his Majesty of Clubs !--all hail

His manly figure, and his motley robe!
Hail to his face-although it's much too pale ;
Hail to his faulchion, and his belted globe!

I love his look where fascinations rove;

I love his crown, whatever ills betide it;
I love the club that Fate hath fix'd beside it,
Like Robur squatting by the side of Jove;
I love his thin straight wig, and much I prize

His great black eyebrows, and his small white nose,

His stunted beard, the buckles in his shoes,
His round mustachios, and his pointed eyes.
I love bis tout ensemble--e'en his crimes,

His puns, bis punch, his reasonings, and his rhymes ! Feb. 28.-Gerard gave us, from a Cambridge correspondent, the following whimsical imitation, or rather parody, of Horace :

“ Integer vitæ scelerisque purus,” &c. Hor.
The man, my GERARD, arm'd with natiye strength,
And of his own worth conscious, needs no aid
Of venal critic, or ephemeral puff
Prelusive, or satiric quiver stor'd
With poison'd shafts defensive: fearless he
Sends forth his work, essay, or ode, or note
On crabb'd Greek play, or squib political.
Him nor the fierce Eclectic's foaming page
Aught troubles, nor th' uncourteous Times, nor yet
The Journal, which, misnam’d of Classics, deals
Its three-months' errors out. For me of late
In Johnian walks sole wandering, while the thoughts
Of Emily beyond my wonted bounds
Drew me excursive, a reviewer stern
Encount'ring, with kind words of courtesy
Accosted bland, and me, though ill prepar'd
For critic fight, assail'd not; scribe, like whom
Oak-crown'd Germania from her warlike shore
Sent never, nor the realm of Wallace old,
Dry-nurse of critics. Place me on the earth's
Far limit, where, o'er sluggish Muscovy,
The winds blow frore, and mists of ignorance dark
O’erhang the north side of the world: beneath
Some Dey's stern nod, in torrid Barbary
Place me, where books are none: yet, fearless still,
I'll sing of Emily, and, in fit strain,

Record her tuneful voice and thrilling smiles. To-morrow our first Volume is to be launched.--I remember, when I was last at Plymouth, I was present at the launch of a ship of war. It was a very fine sight: but our “ Etonian” will be much finer, rigged out in gaudy Morocco, or odorous Russia, or unassuming calf.

Success to our weak vessel! She has an easy voyage to run : the breeze of hope sends her briskly forward, and smiling faces shine upon her as brightly as the sun on a July morning.

Off she goes !—Three cheers for “ The Etonian!"


ERRATUM.In page 382, line 11, for heart's, read heart.




* The figures within parentheses mark the variations which took place in

the Second Edition of No. I.

Account of the proceedings which led to Genius, 75, (68)

the publication of“ The Etonian," p. 3 Girolamo and Sylvestra, 251
Adventure, a night, 259

Godiva, 149
Age, on a certain, 395

Golightly (Frederick) Character of, 3
Alarming Discovery, *99

's Letter of Condolence, 309
Articles in preparation, 29, (26) 97, 170, Good Fellow, Sir T. Nesbit's Definition

of, 144
Asses’-Bridge, Sonnet on, 93

Gowan, Morris, Letter from, 347
Asyadeton, on the Practical, 178

Greek Song, O'Connor's, 343

Gubbins, Jeremy, Petition from, 233
Ball, a Windsor, 138
Bathos, on the Practical, 69 (62)

Hair-dressing, Remarks on, 905
Battle, the Eve of, 35 (32)

Harrison, Lines to Miss F., 306
Bellamy, (Hon. Charles) character of, Hodgson (Richard) Character of, 15

at a ne plus ultra, 250
Biography of a Boy's Room, 913 Holidays, Miseries of Christmas, 121
Burton (John) character of, 14

on the Approach of, 256

Horæ Paludosæ, No. I., 290
Castles in the Air, 263
Certain Age, Remarks on, 225

I was a Boy, 273
Christmas (an Eclogue), 174

Remarks on his Poetry, 307
Coliseum, Lines on the, 211

Julia, lines to, Preparing for her first
Confessions of Don Carlos, 127

Season in Town, 190
Country, a Saturday Evening in, 388 Julio, lines to, on his coming

of Age, 187
Country Wedding, 267

Juvenile Friendship, Essay on, 53, (47)
Courtenay (Peregrine) Character of, 13

King of Clubs, 3, 85, 165, 245, 325
Despair, Ode to, 113

Knight and the Knave, 349
Diana, Lines on the Temple of, at Ephe.
sus, 73,(66)

Lamb, (Charles,) Remarks on his Poetry,
Drawing-Room, bis Majesty's, 165


Lapland Sacrifice, 111
Edith, 58, (53)

Laura, 59 (54)
Elegy, 229

Le Blanc (Allen) Character of, 6
Ellen, Lines to, 387

turned Poet, 249
Eve of Battle, 35, (32)

's Sober Essay on Love, 343
Letter, Golightly's, of Condolence, 302

from Morris Gowan, 347
Fitzroy (Mary), Story of, 277

Lines, on leaving. Llandogo, 210
Florence, Lines to, 271.

on the Coliseum, 211

Lines to Florence, 271

Reflections on Winter, 236
to Miss F. Harrison, 306

Reminiscenses of my Youth, No. I., 285
to Ellen, 387

Rhyme and Reason, 35, (28)
Lover, The Contented, 183

Rowley (William) Character of, 15
Lovers' Vows, 147
Lozell (Joseph) Character of, 15

's Essay on the Art of saying "Yes," Saturday Evening in the Country, 388

Scrap-Book, Peregrine's, No. I., 238;

No. II., 318; No. III., 395
M'Farlane (Alexander) Character of, 14 Silent Sorrow, 277

Signs, Remarks on, 183
Mad- quite Mad, 383
Marius amidst the Ruins of Carthage, Somnia Montgomeriana, No. I., 971 ;

Solitude in a Crowd, 129
Martin Sterling on Principle, 291

No. II., 379

Sonnets :-
Montgomery, (Hon. Gerard) Character

Written on the last leaf of Shakspeare,
of, 8

67, (60)
Unparalleled insult to, 170

Written from Hartland Point, ib.
Montgomeriana, 'Somnia, No. I. 377,

Dunster Hermitage, 68, (61)
No. II. 379
Musæ O'Connorianæ, 339

Barle-Edge Abbey, ib.

On the Asses'- Bridge, 93
Musgrave (Robert) Character of, 14
My Brother's Grave, (77)

On the State of Spain, April, 1820, 290
Nesbit (Sir Thomas) Character of, 90

Sterling (Martin) Character of, 11
-'s Inauguration Ceremony,

Swinburne (Matthew) Letter from, 121
-'s Definition of a Good Fellow,

Character of, 328
Nicknames, Remarks on, 76, (69)
No," Oakley's Essay on the Art of say- Tea, Oakley's avowed Predilection for,

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ing, 105
Not at Home, 275

Turn Out, 115

Oakley (Michael) Character of, 15 Van Nickerneucht's Philosophical Re

Essay on the Art of saying signation, 249
“ No," 105

Visit to Eton, 48, (42)
O'Connor (Patrick) Character of, 14

's Inauguration Ode, 334
O'Connorianæ, Musæ, 339

Wedding, a Country, 267
Opening of the Green Bag, 86

Wentworth (Sir Francis) Character of, 9
What shall I do? 268

Windsor Ball, 138
Peregrine's Scrap-Book, No. I., 238; Winter, Reflections on, 236
No. II., 318; No. III., 395

Wordsworth, Remarks on his Poetry, 99,
Petition from Jeremy Gubbins, 233

Politeness and Politesse, 134
Principle, Martin Sterling on, 291

Yes and No, 105

“ Yes,” Lozell's Essay on the Art of Say,
Rawsdon-Court, a Peepi nto, 194

ing, 105


Charles Knight, Printer, Windsor.

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