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Veda ; and may Siva, with an azure pain of another birth in this perish neck and red locks, eternally potent able world, the seat of crimes and and self-existing, avert from me the of punishment.

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But that my ladye-mother there

Sits lonely in her castle-hall. a "Tis not because the ring they ride,

And Lindesay at the ring rides well, But that my fire the wine will chide,

If 'tis noi filled by Rosabelle."O'er Rollin all that dreary night

A wondrous blaze was seen to gleam; Twas broader than the watch-fire light, And brighter than the bright moon.

beam. It glared on Rollin's castled rock,

It reddened all the cople-wood glen; Twas seen from Dryden's groves of

oak, And seen from caverned Haw

thornden. Seemed all on fire that chapel proud,

Where Rollin's chiefs uncoffined lie; Each baron, for a sable shroud,

Sheathed in his iron panoply. Seemed all on fire within, around,

Both vaulted crypt and altar's pale ; Shone every pillar foliage-bound, . And glimmered all the dead-mens'

mail. Blazed battlement and pinnet high, Blazed every role-carved buttress

fairSo fill they blaze when fate is nigh

The lordly line of high St. Clair. There are twenty of Rollin's barons bold · Lie buried within that proud cha.

pelle; Each one the holy vault doth hold

But the sea holds lovely Rosabelle ! And each St. Clair was buried there, With candle, with book, and with

knell; But the Kelpy tung, and the Mermaid

fung The dirge of lovely Rusabelle. The close of the whole poem is as

follows: Hushed is the harp-the Minstrel

gone. And did he wander forth alone ? Alone, in indigence and age, To linger out his pilgrimage ? Nom-close beneath proud Newark's

tower, Arose the Minstrel's lowly bower; A simple hat ; but there was seen The little garden hedged with green, The cheerful hearth, and lattice clean, There sheltered wanderers, by the blaze. Oft heard the tale of orber days;

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From the Repertory. EGREGIO PICTORI DOMINO STUART. Qui inter Graphicæ Artis Princeps.

Preclarus Emicat

Tabulis spectatis ac admiratis. MIROR! viventes quo furgant ordine

formæ ! Hic armii magnus, major virtutibus

HEROS. Hic magnâ apparent Homines in sede

potentes ;+ Hic Docti oftendunt notam mentem,

oraque nota, Hic Oratores facie quali voce loquun

turg Virginibus pulchris hic dant fe corda

videntum, Ac fic, arte tuâ miracula mille creantur.

MAC CARTHY. Washington. + Mr. Jefferson, Mr. Mad, ifon. Dr. Pricflcy, &c. Nou. Filher Amos, ks.

THE BOSTON REVIEW,

FOR DECEMBER, 1805.

Librum tuum legi & quam diligentissime potui annotavi, quae commutanda, quæ eximenda, ar

bitrarer. Nam ego dicere verum assuevi. Neque ulli patientius reprehenduntur, quam qui maxime laudari mercutur. Pliny.

ARTICLE 80.

conforms to it by easy analogies Collections of the Massachusetts and necessary consequences,

Historical Society for the vear every nation is under bond to 1798. Vol. V, Boston. S.

govern its conduct by the laws, Hall. pp. 290.

applicable to its nature. Hence

it results, that as the municipal The history of a nation can sel- law of vicinage authorizes the dom be accurately known but citizen to notice the conversatioli from its records, memorials, and and courses of his neighbour, the relation of facts by unques. so the nations of the world are tionable authority, Foreigners in legally commissioned to ob writing the annals of nations are serve the practices of associated often misled by false information, communities ; and therefore are sometimes willingly deceived these practices ought to be faithby favourite prejudices, and are fully, recorded, impartially pubseldom able to discriminate just, lished, and suitably represented, ly between the respective value as the agents are perpetual cor, of different statements of the porations, not transitory individsame affairs. As we can ascer- uals. We believe that the com. tain only from hisicry the pas mon law of England will punish sions, follies, virtues, and senti a libel on the memory and repue ments of governours and nations, tation of the dead, and we also it becomes a subject of serious believe with Burke, that an ins consideration to every people, to dictment cannot be drawn up know how far they will probably against a whole people. Here be represented fully and impar. indeed there is no apparent rez tially to the inquiries of contem. semblance between the subjects, porary mankind and succeeding but the dissimilarity results generations. Princes and sub- from impracticableness of execut jects are therefore bound by no tion, not from deficiency of a. common obligation to be certain, nalogy. But if Paley and Puffene that neither prejudice nor mis dorf can furnish no precedents of tåke, nor perversion of facts nor process against nations, let em barrenness of materials, shall fur perours and kings, the citizens mish any excuse or extenuation and the people, know, that of the criminality of historians. « history makes a durable re As by the moral law every indi. cord” of their conduct; that vidual is under bond to act virtu. Tacitus, Machiavel, and Hume ously, so by the political law will represent them to all which grows out of the former and ages and political congregations in black or bright tints, accord- severance, and the liberal know ingly as they have done well or ledge of a society of gentlemen ill, and have transmitted to the and scholars, like that which is painter of history materials for the subject of our prayers and colour and composition.

commendation. We have reaThis kind of reasoning is con- son to think from good authority, sidered by the multitude inap- that this institution has not met plicable and metaphysical ; but with powerful patronage ; its as we know its justness and feel means are small, its funds are noe its importance, we trust that it thing, or less than nothing, and will meet with welcome and its prospects are not more cheer: courtesy from individuals of ing, than its actual situation. The wealth and education, from the Society has already published legislatures of our country and nine volumes of collections at the separate states, from all cor- their own expence, for the reimporate institutions, from princes bursement of which they rely on in government and patrons of the sale of the books, and they learning; we address it to them are now printing a new edition for assistance and encouragement of the three first volumes, for and liberal donations to the His- which they are obliged to borrow torical Society of Massachusetts. the necessary funds. This is This association we believe to be noble, if it is not prudent; it is among the most important in an instance of magnanimity, not the United States. It is every common in literature ; it is herowhere acknowledged as eminent- ick chivalry, it is knight-errantry ly useful and essentially necessa- of letters. The field is full of danry in the youthful period of our ger; but of old, applause and good .country. From this society a- wishes accompanied the cavalier, Ionc, do we expect much infor- whose enterprize was honourable, mation on the colonial history of and whose atchievements had America. The exertions of in- been illustrious. dividuals must always be very In reviewing the fifth volume limited, compared with the wide of the Historical Collections, we grasp and illuuninating views of a notice liberal corporation. If therefore A letter from Dr. Kippis to this country feels any obligation the editor of the European Ma. 10 perpetuate an impartial re- gazine for September 1795. Dr. meinbrance of its founders, their Kippis candidly acknowledges virtues, policy, conduct, and re- his wrong information respecting ligion ; if it is essential to know the orders of the American Conwell its commercial history, the gress to capture Capt. Cook, and laws of its colonization, its early is perfectly satisfied with the desystems of finance, its modes of monstrative evidence of the erhusbandry and generally the im- rour, afforded by Dr. Belknap. portant statisticks of rising com- General Lincoln's observations munities, we are not presumptu- on the Indians of North Amerious in saving, that these objects ca, in answer to some remarks of can be attained only by the hon- Dr. Ramsay's. ourable spirit, the laudable per- General Lincolu agrecs with

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