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COMMERCIAL REPORT, LIVERPOOL, 27th OCTOBER, 1821. Ar this season of the year, when the export demand for many colonial articles, ceases, the trade of our port generally becomes languid ; the home consumption trade, however, seems to be on the increase, and this will be more observable by a reference to the transactions of the past month.

The sales of Cotton during the last four weeks, amount to 22,955 packages; the imports for the same period only comprise 18,577 packages--the dealers and consumers have been the principal customers, and they restrict themselves to the supply of their present wants : the present currency will be best ascertained by a reference to the operations of the week ending this day d. d.

d. de 1410 Bags of Uplands, at 8} to 11

154 Bags of Minas at 93 to 11
8 to 12


Demararas, 10 to 12


Carthagenas, 71 to 71
Sea Island, 11 to 23


West India, 9

Sarinam 11 to 12 1253 Pernambucco, 12 to 121


Bengal 6 to 6

Maranham, 11 to 12 The chief feature in these transactions is a diminution of price in Uplands. Sea Islands are supported better than expectation. Brazils barely maintain last week's currency. The holders of Cotton are generally willing sellers, and the buyers being sparing in their purchases, there seems little prospect of an amendment in the price whilst such continues to be the case, or until the market be aided by some cause at present unforeseen.

Tobacco.--Leaf Tobacco and Stemmed, suitable for home use, have been in moderate request at previous rates.

Sugars.-The public sales of British Plantation Sagars go off at full prices, fine qualities bave fetched an advance of Is. to 2s. per ewt. for Ireland.

The sales of Coffee have been wholly confined to the Grocers, and consist principally in fair ordinary Jamaica at 103s. to 104s. per cwt. and middling Dutch, at 114s. per ewt. Since the decline in the Corn Market, many articles remotely connected therewith have been influenced in a similar proportion.--- In the first place may be reckoned,

Rice. The sales in Carolina have been at a reduction of 2s. per cwt. and in East India the decline has been fully 3s. per cwt.-1500 bags were held up to auction on the 25th inst. when only about the moiety thereof was sold, at Ils. to 12s. per cwt.

Rums have been also depressed, from the cause above alluded to.-Jamaicas, 16. O.P. have attained 2s. to 2s, 1d. per gallon ; but there appears an evident tendency to a deeline.

Dry Salteries, &c.—There has been a most extensive demand for Ashes, New York Pots, 39s. to 39s. 6d, Moutreal Pots, 32s. 6d. to 33s. Boston Pearls, 41s. to 42s. Montreal Pearls, 37s.6d. to 38s. per cwt. 1500 barrels good American Turpentine obtained, by auction, 125. per cwt. A lot of 250 tons of good Campeachy Logwood has been taken at £9. 10s. per tot. Spanish Fustic, £5. per ton. Nicaragua Wood, £60. per ton. 2000 bags of inferior Saltpetre were offered by auction two days since, and taken in at 22s. per cwt. 30 chests of Tinoal sold at 28s. per cwt. American Bees' Wax at £12. 58. per cwt. Fish Oils keep tolerably steady: a cargo of Cod Oil just arrived offers at £20. per tun. Pale Seal Oil rates at £25. to £26. Palm Oil is lessened in valae. Olive Oil gives way; and a sale of 30 tans of Leghorn has been effected at £60. per tun. Seed Oils remain as last quoted.

The prices of Baltic goods continue to recede : Yellow-candle Tallow now offers at 47s. per cwt, at which rate there is but little sale. Hemp likewise moves off slowly; and for Flax, the demand has been very trivial for some time past. Pine Timber is but limited in sale at present. Mirimacbi offers at 20£d. per cubic foot. Red Pine and Quebec Oak go off steadily. For Baltic Timber and Deals there is at present a regular, though not extensive demand. Quebec Staves are scarce, and a short import is anticipated.

Our Corn Market is very flat and heavy, and still declines, in consequence of unusually heavy supplies, principally from Ireland; and the low average of Wheat leaves no immediate prospect of open ports, even to Wheat from Canada : the average is only 58s. 4d. per quarter. The supplies of farmers' new Wheat from Ireland are generally more or less mixed with sprouted grains, which causes a great range in price ; for whilst there are samples of new Irish Wheat, which will not command above 5s. per 70lb. there are others tolerably saleable at 78. 6d. to 7s, 9d. per 70lb. These remarks will apply to Oats and Barley, most of the samples of which (as yet received) have sustained injury from the weather. There is not any sale at present for bonded Wheat. Oats under the lock have buyers for export to the colonies. For sweet Flour in bond, 29s. per barrel has been accepted; but sour at present is unsaleable. No new Flax Seed yet arrived : the price for crushing is steady. Noe thing doing just now in Clover Seed.

*** Of the Rev. SAMUEL LEE, whose Portrait ornaments this Number, an interesting Memoir may be found, Col. 178, of the First Volume of the Imperial Magazine,



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MONTHLY OBSERVATIONS. creature becoming torpid, to pass

through this state without loss of life, Natural Occurrences in December. |

is, that this sluggish circulation should

still be adequate to furnish irritability In this month, the kingdoms of nature sufficient for vitality to act upon. are usually considered as presenting Another circumstance necessary to to our view a blank; the gloom of the safety of life, seems to be, that the wbich can only be relieved by the an-body should be protected from the ticipation of better days. But if we open air, to which, if it were exposed, more narrowly investigate the subject, the degree of cold might be so great we shall find as much to excite curi- as to exhaust the whole remaining osity, and raise admiration, as in the warmth; or the alterations of tempermore cheerful seasons of spring and ature might cause such irregularity of summer. Ourmisapprehensionsprings action in the vessels as their small defrom fixing our eyes on wrong objects, I gree of power would not enable them or not rightly viewing right ones. The to support. Uniform protection from providence of the Deity has fixed the cold seems, therefore, necessary to residence of various animals in coun-1 torpid animals ; and they seek it untries where the variation of the seasons der ground, where they lie wrapped is so great, that while there is abun-up in hay or grass collected in sumdance of food and warmth at one pe- | mer; and sometimes beneath the snow riod, but little of these necessaries are itself, which, being a non-conductor of to be found at another; and the man- heat, answers the same purpose. ner in which creatures, thus circum- The bat seeks some solitary cavern stanced, are enabled to survive these or crevice, where, suspended by its deprivations is worthy of notice. Even hinder legs,it continues wrapped about in the human body an effect of extreme by its leathern wings. No creature cold is to induce a state of torpor; and appears capable of living in a state of those who perish from this cause, if torpidity, and of surviving it, whose not conveyed to a warm place, are | life cannot be retained with a circulafound to die with the least sullering tion from twenty to thirty times slower imaginable.

at one time than at another. Those A similar effect, but not ending in which have not a sufficient supply of such a tragical result, is produced the irritable principle with so great a from the same cause in many crea- diminution of arterial action, may, tures which have constitutions not ca- indeed become torpid ; but the torpipable of resisting its violence. The dity will invariably end in death. irritability of the heart and arteries Animals which assume this state in not being operated on, through the one country, know nothing of it in anabstraction of the usual stimulus of other; and except reptiles, the greater heat, a slower degree of the circula- part of British anjinals may rather be tion of the blood is the result; hence said to doze than become torpid: a follows a more languid action of the mild day revives them; and the dorbodily organs ; and in consequence / mouse and squirrel then visit their the waste of vital energy is so little, hoard of nuts, and the bat flies abroad that the creature consumes not more in pursuit of insects. Animals awake life in a month at this season, than in in a temperature considerably lower a summer's day. If the pulse beats than that in which they passed into but three or four times in a minute, the torpid state ; the reason of which instead of sixty times, every other seems to be, that during the time of function acts, and consequently wears, inaction, the irritability not being carin the same proportion; and the only ried off as it is produced, is accumucircumstance necessary to enable a lated ; and the vessels become thereby No. 34.-VOL. III.

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Poetry of Mr. Leigh Hunt.

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A similar effect is seen in vegetables. Having suffered a diminution | No. 1.---The Poetry of Mr. Leigh Hunt. of their irritability by the summer's

(Concluded from col. 976.) process of flowering and fruiting, the decrease of the usual stimulus of heat! But having now discharged the most causes them to sink into a state of in- unpleasing part of our critical duty, in action. Winter, by inducing this ef- pointing out the blemishes of our aufect, is as necessary in the economy thor, we approach the more delightful of nature, as summer itself. During one of doing justice to his merits. its dominion, irritability is again ac- “ Audi alteram partem" is an obsercumulated, and with a warmer sun vation no less applicable to criticism the vegetable awakes to life with re-than to law. Though Mr. H. cannot novated vigour,

be allowed a very high place in comIn mild seasons, a few spring flowers parison with many of bis greatest conare seen ; and black hellebore, helle temporaries, he must still be allowed borus niger, has been called Christmas

to possess no small share of positive rose, because it sometimes flowers in excellence, and this of a very original this month.

stamp. There is a liveliness and The sketch, and it is a mere sketch

clearness of thought and expression which has been attempted, of natural in his whole manner, which cannot be occurrences in the ever varying sea- easily mistaken. This is no less masons, will afford a glimpse of the Deity, nifested in his poetic than in his prose who has created these things for the composition, and is what entitles bim purpose of helping us in our endea- to the character of a remarkable, if yours to understand his nature; and not of an able, writer. As an editor of the more we understand, the more periodical papers, either in politics of intensely we shall exclaim-Oh, the literature, whether Examiners or Indidepth of the riches, both of the wisdom cators, he is distinguished for a degree and knowledge of God !---Certe Deus of ability and information in conductcarmine dignus est.

ing them, not only highly respectable, Utinam modo dicere possem but which we have seldom seen surCarmine digna Dei!

passed. The “Indicator" embraces a “ Hark my soul, how every thing

range of literary subjects, equally Strives to serve our bounteous King; Each a double tribute-pays,

| amusing and original, and occasion· Sings its part and then obeys.

ally treated in a very happy manner. Nature's chief and sweetest choir,

On the “ Examiner,” and the more Him with cheerful note admire,

tender ground of politics, we do not Chaunting every day their lauds,

choose to touch, further than to reWhile the grove their song applauds.

| mark, that Mr. L. H.'s own hand is Though their voices lower be, Streams have too their melody;

easily discernible in it, from its peNight and day they warbling run,

culiar characteristics of shrewdness Never pause, but still sing on.

and of force, of flippancy and of sinAll the flowers that gild the spring

gularity. Hither their still music bring; If heav'n bless them, thankful they

His earlier poems are still more Swell more sweet, and look more gay.

original than his later produetions, Only we can scarce afford

with less correctness and cultivation, This short office to our Lord;

and a stronger tincture of quaintness We, on whom his bounty flows,

and familiarity. These qualities, with Always gives, and never owes.

an air of youthful vigour and freshness Wake, for shame, my sluggish heart! Wake, and gladly sing thy part;

of character, are strikingly manifested Learn of birds and springs and flowers

in the poems entitled “Foliage,” in How to use thy nobler powers.

bis “Hero and 'Leander," and several Call all nature to thy aid,

other of his minor pieces. Of this Since 'twas he all nature made;

originality and liveliness of genius, Join in one eternal song, Who to Deity belong.

we shall subjoin a few specimens, Live for ever, glorious Lord !

which may not be wholly uninteresting Live, by all thy works adord:

to our readers. The description of One in three and three in one,

our poet's favourite village retreat, is Thrice we bow to thee alone.”

at once characteristic of the beauty rro. JONATHAN Couch. l and singularity of his manner. It is

Poetry of Mr. Leigh Hant:

10701 in the lieight of Mr. H.'s natural de- ' “ Full of little loves for ours, scription, but has something too much

Full of songs and full of flowers;" like a bird's-eye view of the scenery but we have promised to call from, he delineates.

the poet's “Foliage,” a few. only of SONNET.-DESCRIPTION OF HAMPSTEAD.

the brightest and the greenest leaves,

forming a fresh and glowing wreath « A steeple issuing from a leafy rise,

for the poet's brow. We have pretty With farmy fields in front, and sloping green,

stoatly insisted on his faults, and we Dear Hampstead, is thy southern face serene, Silently smiling on approaching eyes

now take the more pleasure in exhibit Within, thine over-shifting looks surprise, ing his merits. Streets, hills, and dells, trees overhead now We were much struck with some seen,

lines in a tribute to the memory of the Now down below with smoking roofs between,

late Princess Charlotte. It is entitled A village revelling in varieties. Then northward, what a range! with heath

His Departed Love, to Prince Leoand pond,

pold.(set to music by Vincent NoNature's own ground; woods that let mansions vello.) through,

| The Princess is supposed to address And cottaged vales with pillowy fields beyond, And clump of dark’ning pines, and prospects

her beloved Consort:blue,

“ I know, dear love, thou canst not see.. And that clear path thro' all, where daily meet

The face that looks on thine, Cool cheeks and brilliant eyes, and morn elas Thou can'st not touch'or come to me, s tie feet.”

But all this pow'r is mine; There is much affectionate feeling, I

And I'can touch that bosom still

And now I do so by that thrill." mingled with a tinge of affectation, in the following tender lines to his little

The night I past thee from my clay,.

And kiss'd thy brow's despair, boy:

I met upon my moonlight way

A hundred spirits fair,

A bandred brides, who all like me

Died in that first sweet agony. • Sleep breathes at last from out thee, My little patient boy;

And we inhabit wondrous bow'rs. And balmy rest about thee

Which, though they cannot fade, Smooths off the day's annoy..

Have sympathy with the sweet pow'rs I sit me down and think

Of those our smiles obey'd; Of all thy winning ways.;

For as on earth ye spread delight, Yet almost wish with sudden shrink

The leaves are thick and flow'rs grow brighti That I had less to praise.

Then turn thee to thy wonted will,
Thy sidelong pillow'd meekness,

Dry thine and others tears ;
Thy thanks to all that aid,

And we will build our palace still,
Thy heart in pain and weakness,

With tops above the spheres ; Of fancied faults afraid;

And when thou too art fancied dead, The little tender band

There, there shall be our bridal bed.” That wipes thy quiet tears,

Such lines are expressive of much These, these are things that may demand Dread memories for years.

feeling, and no little poetic power,

while there is less of Mr. H.'s peculiSorrows I've had, severe ones,

arities observable than usual. But it I will not think of now; And calmly midst my dear ones,

is not in the descriptive or pathetic Have wasted with dry brow;

only that he exeels, he can occasionBut when thy fingers press

ally strike a bolder chord, which viAnd pat my stooping head,

brates on some of the strongest feelings I cannot bear the gentleness,

of our nature. His natural style of The tears are in their bed.

expression is also well adapted to give Ab! first-born of thy mother,

clear and forcible versions of some of When life and hope were new, Kind playmate of thy brother,

the great poets of antiquity. Thus in Thy sister-father too;

his translations of some very pathetic My light where'er I go,

parts of the great father of poetry, My bird when prison-bound,

Homer himself, he has succeeded far My hand-in-hand companion ;—no,

beyond our expectations. It is really My prayers shall hold thee round.”

too good to omit. Priam, in anguish But we cannot afford to give the | for the loss of Hector, and getting reawhole, or one that follows, much more dy to go and ransom the body, vents lively and singular, to his other little his temper on his subjects and chilboy. The spirit of it is, indeed. I dren. We think Mr. H. very power


Poetry of Mr. Leigh Hant.


fully preserves the feeling and spirit | Brave sons in Troy, and now I cannot say of the original :-Priam speaks.

| That one is left me. Fifty children bad I

When the Greeks came ; nineteen were of one “ off, with a plague, you scandalous moltitude: womb; Convicted knaves, have you not groans enough The knees of many of these, fierce Mars bas At home, that thus you come oppressing me? loosened ; Or am I mocked because Saturnian Jove And he who had bo peer, Trog's prop and Has smitten me, and taken my best boy?

theirs, Bat ye shall feel yourselves ; for ye will be | Him bast thou kill'd now, fighting for bis Much easier for the Greeks to rage among,

country, Now he is gone; but I, before I see

Hector; and for his sake am I come bere That time, and Troy laid waste and trampled | 'o ransom him, bringing a countless ransom. on,

But thoa, Achilles, fear the gods and think Shall have gone down into the darksome house of thine own father, and have mercy on me; So saying, with his stick he drove them off,

For I am much more wretched, and have borne And they went out, the old man urged them so,

What never mortal bore, I think, on earth,

To lift unto my mouth the Land of hiin
And he called out in anger to his sons,
To Helemes and Paris, god-like Agathon,

Who slew my boys.'
And Pamnon, and Antiphonus, and Polites He spoke ; and there arose
Load in the tumult, and Deiphobus,

Sharp longing in Achilles for his father;
Hippothous, and the admirable Dius,

And taking Priam by the hand, he gently These nine, he gave bis orders to in anger : Put himn away; for both shed tears to think Be quicker, do, and help me, evil children,

Of other times : the one most bitter one

For Hector, and with wilful wretchedness Down-looking set! Would ye had all been killed,

Lay right before Achilles ; and the other Instead of Ilector, at the ships! Oh me,

For his own father now, and now his friend; ('urs d creature that I am! I had brave sons

And the whole bouse might hear them as they

moan'd. Here in wide Troy, and now I cannot say That one is left me -Vestor, like a god,

But when divine Achilles had refresh'd And Troilus, my fire-hearted charioteer,

His sonl with tears, and sharp desire had left And Hector, who for mortal, was a god,

His heart and limbs, be got up from his throne,

And raised the old man by his hand, and took For he seem'd born-not of a mortal man But of a god; yet Mars has swept them all;

Pity on his grey head and his grey chin." And none but these convicted kuaves are left! To this specimen of Mr. L. H.'s

me, Liars and dancers, excellent time-beaters,

I powers as a translator, we must beg Notorious pilferers of lambs and goats !

leave to add a no less admirable one Why don't ye get the ohariot ready, and set

from the Italian. It is Torquato TasThe things upon it here, that we may go?

so's celebrated Ode on the Golden Age, . He said, and the young men took his rebuke sung by the chorus in the beautiful With awe, and brought the rolling chariot | pastoral drama of the Aminta:

CHORUS. But perhaps the following is even "O, lovely age of gold! superior, both in the subject and exe

Not that the rivers rollid

With milk, or that the woods dropp'd honeycution of it. The poor old king ap

dew; proaches the tent of Achilles to petition Not that the ready ground for the body of his favourite son, whom Produc'd without a wound he had slain.

Or the inild serpent had no teeth that slew;

Not that a cloudless blue « Great Priam came, without their seeing him,

For ever was in sight, And kneeling down he grasped Achilles' knees,

Or that the heav'n which barns, And kissed those terrible hands, man-slaugh

And now is cold by turns, tering,

Look'd out iu glad and everlasting light: . Wbich bad depriv'd him of so many sons. No, nor that even the insolent ships from far And as a man who is pressed heavily

Brought war to no new land, and riches worse For having slain another, flies away

than war; To foreign lands, and comes into the house

But solely that that vain Of some great man, and is beheld with wonder; }

And breaib-invented pain, So did Achilles wonder to see Priam,

That idol of mistakes, that worshipp'd cheat, And the rest wonder'd, looking at each other,

That honour,—since so callid, But Priam, praying to him, spoke these words.

By vulgar minds appall'd, "God-like Achilles, think of thine own father, Play'd not the tyrant with our nature yet. Who is, as I am, at the weary door

It had not come to fret Of age and tho' the neiglıbouring chiefs may The sweet and happy fold vex bim,

Of gentle human kind; And he has none to keep his evils off,

Nor did its liard law bind · Yet, when he hears that thou art still alive,

Soals nurs'd in freedom; but that law of gold, He gladdens in wardly, and daily hopes

That glad and golden law, all free and fitted, To see his dear son coming back from Troy. | Which nature's own hand wrote,--wbat pleases But I, forbidden creature! I had once

is permitted.

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