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exquisite artist, Collins ! There the ers of the truly English school, less afpretty pair of loving creatures are fecting and expressive. Her husband, kneeling together on the sands, in a we see from her face, is at sea; and, calm sunset, after a day of storm, and had all gone right, wouldere now have beholding, in scarce-assured belief, been at home. Yet, though disturbed, their father's boat yet a speck on the she is far from being in despair. But horizon, brought back in deliverance even the slightest fear of death ruefulto their prayers. 'Tis as simple as ly darkens the countenance of lovesome stanza in an old ballad." The and at the open window she sits, feedtale is told at once. We think of the ing her ear on the sugh of evening, many tears shed, now that they are to devour the first faint tread of his wiped from their eyes; and the joy coming footsteps. But, as yet, he that is present speaks affectingly of comes not-though there behold two the grief that is past. The touch of little angels praying for him-one true genius is everywhere,–in the asleep in its cradle, in dreams--and features of the children, so perfectly the other on her knees, with his head natural—the broken shingly shore hidden in the lap of his mother; who, around them as they kneel—that gi- with affectionate hand, presses its gantic pile of rock, wave-worn into dear hair, as if joining in the mura wide cavern, with its lofty portal - mured petition to the God who takes the subsiding, subsided sea—the care of the sailor on the seas. golden sun, that seems glad to shine Is this from some divine picture of over a calm at last—and the settling, one of the inspired masters of old, the settled clouds of a yet uncertain Sisters of Bethany? No; the picture heaven!

is by a living power-one who will The trànsition is easy along the take his place among the immortals; same line of thought and feeling to for the name of Leslie will never die that lovely “Gleaner,” by Holmes, while genius is hallowed on earth, and a Lavinia, who might well win the held in reverential remembrance. We heart of the owner of the field—a wish that we-even we-had been Ruth, who might sleep at the feet of asked to try to express some of the Boaz, and then lay her wedded head emotions that flow back and forwards beside his on the pillow. Is this the in our soul, to and from that holy consame happy, humble, glad and grace- ception, so holily realized; yet perful creature of whom Wordsworth haps it is better not, for feeling with sung last year in the Keepsake, “a us has not always words at will; and strain that will not die?” Perhaps the sight of the Saviour addressing not; but one beauteous image recals Mary and Martha has touched a chord another; and there is a sameness in a female heart that gives forth exwhich the awakened heart delights cellent music—though music from no to recognise in all the favourites of mortal lips can worthily hymn the heaven.

benignity imaged there—far beyond Nor is the “Anxious Wife," by Mul- human, and indeed altogether divine. ready, one of the most original paint

THE SISTERS OF BETHANY.

By Miss Jewesbury.
“ Picture, thou troublest me. I cannot gaze
l'pon thy portraiture, intent to praise,
But dimness, born of dreams-mysterious awe-
Steals o'er my vision, as if Christ I saw:
(), that thou wert a scene of common life,
Speaking alone of human love or strife!
Then could I write, nor deem Him at my side,
Who laid His hand upon the ark-and died.
Picture, thought-chaining picture, I behold
Thy cedars darken 'gainst a sky of gold;
Hills made by sunset gorgeous as the cloud,
And clouds like mountains piled, a stately crowd ;

And thou hast female forms--one meekly sad,
And one a sister, yet more meekly glad ;
Beauty and quiet on thy page appear-
Sunset and woman-is it these I fear?
O, not for these my eye of soul grows dim,
But heaven is in that form !-God breathes in Him
The Nazarene is there and can I know
The thrilling words that from his lips now flow,
Reproof that sinks the spirit into dust,
And praise that fills with ecstasy of trust;
Nor turn from all the beauty glowing there,
Abash’d, like her--the one of too much care!
O, gentle presence! Lowliest, yet Most High!
And thou wert canopied by this our sky!
And Earth, most lovely, and most guilty thing,
(As bearing in her bosom man and spring,)
Hath felt thy footsteps ! Well may she be proud,
And well may ocean, and the silent cloud:
But man, like whom thou walk’dst in heart and limb,
Sorrow and shame, not lofty thoughts for him:
His sin the cause that thou on earth wert seen,
Wearing thy glories with a grief-worn mien,
That each resemblance that thy name would bear
Must heavenly beauty dim with human care !
But now, sad thoughts farewell : the pictured Three,
Are safe in heaven at last, from sorrow free-
Christ on the throne of God-his birthright meet,

And Martha—now like Mary, at his feet!" But our Monologue is at an end for venture befall them on their way a month—and that yawn is a signal through Shakspeare square. Gazing for bed. Gentle reader, the allusion on the engravings consumed several is, in as far as you may be implica- hours; and thus it was six o'clock ted, impersonal; the gant was from in the evening, to a minim, when us, wearied, we are ashamed to con- we began to brandish our bramah. fess it, of our own wisdom. Yet Saving breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, neither, we are proud to confess it, and supper, including, of course, has our Monologue been monoto- small beer, ale, porter, port, claret, nous, but, on the contrary, varied by Madeira, and a couple of calkers, a merry sadness, like that of the not a particle, during the article, of rich-mouthed nightingale. Will our any one thing, solid or liquid, have Public believe us when we tell her, we had to eat or drink in this hunthat we have taken twenty-four hours gry, and thirsty, and weary world. —to a minute—to this Soliloquy? We The consequence may be conjectuwere at our board of green cloth red-we are all but asleep. The precisely as the lobby-clock struck third Triad, therefore, consisting of six-of the morning of Monday the the Gem, the Bijoux, and the Win16th of November, and now of the ter's Wreath, must not be so unreaTuesday immediately following 'tis sonable and so unfeeling as to withthe self-same hour. Having arranged hold us from bed. The Juvenile the Annuals into Triads, we proceed- Annuals will please to shew us up ed piecemeal to peruse; two we stairs, each with a candle in his or dispatched before breakfast-two be- her hand-and Mr Hood's New Cotween breakfast and lunch-and two mic is too much of a Christian to debetween lunch and dinner. Not one sire to transform a gant into a gufsingle line of verse or prose escaped faw. In a week or two we shall get us--and as we went along, on a slip up, if the weather improves; and of paper with our keelavine we re- who knows but the opening article ferred our amanuensis to the quota- of our January Number may be the tions. For to send such angels to conclusion, or rather continuation, the devil would be impious, and a of our Monologue, or Soliloquy on blot on their fair fame might perad- the Annuals ?

INDEX TO VOLUME XXVI.

of, I

Adventure in Ceylon, 43

Character of the English, Scots, and Irish,
Adventures of Jock 11'Pherson, 693

818-English character, ib.-Scottish
Affairs, public, remarks on, 711

character, 821–Irish character, 824
Africa, Western, on the British Settle. Chester, Bishop of, remarks on his letter
ments in, 341

on the Catholic relief bill, 33
Southern, singular adventure in, Child, the neglected, 957
809

Colonial discontent-Lower Canada, 332
All for Love, review of Southey's, 62 -Upper Canada, 334
Alexander the Great, review of biography Colonna, the painter, a tale, 351
of, 421

Comparison of the modern with the an.
Alps, a Scene in the, 278

cient Romans, 314
Ambrosianæ, Noctes. No. XLV. 120- Condition of the Empire of Great Britain,

No. XLVI. 389_No. XLVII. 846 remarks on the, 97--Causes of distress
Amulet, remarks on the, 974

in the population, 99_ To be remedied
Anniversary, the, 956

only by reversing the political system,
Annuals, monologue on the, 948—Forget. 109
me-Not, 951-The Souvenir, 954–The Considerations on the law of divorce, 756
Keepsake, 959_Friendship's Offering, Cortes, Spanish, Wellington the conqueror

967-The Iris, 971-The Amulet, 974 and the, 918
Appointments, Promotions, &c. Military, Country, the state and prospects of the,
264, 406, 835

464
Arbuthnot, Sir William, notice of the late, Court, the, and the Cabinet, 696
814

Das Bild, a German "ragedy, Review
Attila, King of the Huns, review of Wer.
ner's tragedy of, 289

Deaths, 268, 411, 842
Autobiography of Mad. de Barri, La Con. Delta, Sonnets on the scenery of the Tweed,

temporaine, Le Millionaire, and Vidocq, by, 185–The ruined Nunnery, by,385
remarks on the, 737

- Translation of his sonnet on visiting
Baird, General Sir David, notice of his Abbotsford, 808
death, 644

Dibdin's sea songs; or, scenes in a gun.
Ballad, John Weir, a, 50

room, 570_Letter from Thomas Dib-
Bankrupts, British, 266, 408, 809

din, 910
Bermuda, a scene off, 317–The story Discontent, Colonial, 332
continued, 728

Dissolution of Parliament, remarks on a,
Births, 266, 410, 840

251
Bonaparte, review of his biography in the Divorce, considerations on the law of, 756
Family Library, 416

Doniestic policy, our, No. I. 768_No. II.
Book of the Boudoir, review of Lady Mor- 940
gan’s, 632

Dublin University, remarks on the, 153
Bruce, the Heart of, in Melrose Abbey, 610 Earthquake, phenomena of the great one
British Settlements in Western Africa, in Calabria, in 1783, 879
Letter on the, 341

Economy, Political, letters on, 510, 671,
Buchanan's Epithalamium on the Mar. 789

riage of Francis of Valois and Mary Edinburgh Review, Mr Sadler and the,
Stuart, extracts from, 187-His Fran. 825
ciscan and the Brotherhood, 493

Ellen of Reigh, 271
Canting poetry, remarks on, 239

Episode in the Life of the Great Captain
Catholic relief bill, remarks on the Bishop (Wellington,) 918
of Chester's letter on the, 33

Essay on Prosing, by a Proser, 436
Ceylon, an adventure in, 43

on the Theory and the Writings of
Character of the French, remarks on the, 309 Wordsworth, 453, 593, 774, 894

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Ettrick Shepherd, the, a Tale of the Mar, Letter from Thomas Dibdin, Esq. to the

tyrs, by, 48—Letter about Men and Editor, 910_Note by the Editor, 912
Women, by, 245—Ellen of Reigh, by, Letters and Papers, sorting my, 748

271- The p and the q, by, 698 Love, First and Last, 189
Evening in Furness Abbey, an, 540 Loves of the Poets, review of the, 524
Family Library, review of the, 413 Maria Gray, a song, by the Ettrick Shep-
First and Last. No. V. Love, 189_No. herd, 276
VI. Sacrifice, 444

Malavolti, a Neapolitan story, 717
Five Nights in St Albans, the, review of, Marriages, 267, 410, 841
561

Martyrs, a tale of the, 48
Forget-me-Not, remarks on the, 951 Mauvais Pas, the; a scene in the Alps,
Franciscan, the, and the Brotherhood, 488 278
French Literature, remarks on Treuttel Men and Women, letter concerning them,
and Wurtz's catalogue of, 205

by the Ettrick Shepherd, 245
the, on the character of, 309 Military Appointments, Promotions, &c.
Friendship’s Offering, remarks on, 967 264, 406, 835
Furness Abbey, an Evening in, 540 Monologue; or soliloquy on the Annuals,
German Tragedies, review of, Das Bild, 948

1-Attila, King of the Huns, 289 Moonshine, a matter of, 329
Greenwich Hospital, stanzas on a monu. Morgan, Lady, review of her Book of the
ment in the chapel of, 913

Boudoir , 632
Guerilla Leader's vow, the, 52

My Landlady and her Lodgers, by the
Harp of Zion, ode to the, 286

author of the Ayrshire Legatees, &c.
Heart of Bruce, the, by Mrs Hemans, 610 145_Chap. II. 145~Chap. III. 147—
Hemans, Mrs, Songs of the Affections, Chap. IV. 150—Chap. V. 320_Chap.

by, 52–The Heart of Bruce, by, 610 VI. 321 - Chap. VII. 323 – Chap.
Houwald, Ernest, review of his tragedy, VIII. 325_Chap. IX. 585-Chap. X.
Das Bild, 1

588_Chap. XI. 589_Chap. XII. 590
Hymn over a dying virgin, 277

-Chap. XIII. 731_Chap. XIV. 732
Idiot, the, an anecdote, 631

_Chap. XV. 734
Incledon, Recollections of, 561

Neapolitan Story, a, 717
Ireland, Sketches on the road in. No. Noctes Ambrosianæ, 120_ The Popery

IV. 72–No. V. 201 - Modern refor. bill, 125_Song by O'Doherty, and imi.
mation in, remarks on, 84-Political tation, 128_Flash song, 131—Song by
prospects in, 924

Mr Theodore, 133_By the Shepherd,
twenty years ago, 474- Chap. II. 135-Speech by Macrabin, 136 –Song
479_Chap. III. 688

by Theodore, 137–The Duke of Cum.
Iris, remarks on the, 971

berland, 140— The Duke of Welling-
Irish Miscellaneous Estimates, remarks ton, 411-Mr Huskisson, ib.-DrWod.
on Report on the, 644

row and Lord Moncreiff, 390 – The
Italian Sonnets, 829

Union, 392_The Ministry, 395_En.
Italy, poctical and devotional Supersti. glish and Scotch nobility, 398_Emi.
tions of, 55–Sketches of, 177

gration from the Highlands, 399_Ca.
and the Arts, a Tale of, 351

nadian boat-song, 400_Speech of Mac-
Jeffrey, Francis, verses written by, in an rabin, 402.-Song, by the Shepherd,
Album, 953

403—The Shepherd in a fainting fit,
Jews, notice of Milman's Ilistory of th', and dreaming of hell, 851_His belief

in the devil, 852_Prosecutions of the
Jock Ni.Pherson, the adventures of, 693 London press, 855— Wilkie, the painter,
Keepsake, the, remarks on; 959

867—The Duke of Wellington and the
Lament, the Watchman's, 237

Catholic relief bill, 859_The press,
Landlady, my, and her Lodgers, 143, 840-Infidels, 864-Political Econo.
320, 585, 731

my the safeguard of religion, 867- The
Law of Divorce, considerations on the, Church of England, 869
756

Nupnery, the ruined, 385
L'Envoy, the, 716

Observations on the Court and the Cabi.
Letter of the Bishop of Chester to the net, by a Calm Observer, 696

Clergy of his Diocese, remarks on the, Ode to the Harp of Zion, 286
33

Old Gentleman's Teetolum, the, 210
about Men and Women, by the Old Favourite, recollections of an, 561
Ettrick Shepherd, 245

Parliament, review of the last Session of,
from Sir Richard Phillips to the 224_On a dissolution of, 251
Editor of Blackwood's Magazine, 337 Parting words, 53

on the British Setilements in Phenomena of the great earthquake in
Western Africa, 341

1783, 879
on Political Economy, to the Phillips, Sir Richard, Ictter of, 337
Heads of the University of Oxford, Pilgrim of Compostella, review of Sou.
510, 671, 789

they's, 71

424

728

Poetry—John Weir, a Ballad, 50-Songs Werner's tragedy of Attila, 289_OF

of the Affections, by Mrs Hemans, 52 the Family Library, 413_Of the
The Guerilla Leader's Vow, ib.-Part. Loves of the Poets, 524_Of the Five
ing words, 53—The Summons, 54 Nights in St Albans, 561-OfSouthey's
Sonnets on the Scenery of the Tweed : Colloquies on the progress and prospects
Melrose Abbey, Abbotsford, 185–Nid. of society, 611-Of Lady Morgan's
path Castle_Wark Castle The Bush Book of the Boudoir, 632
aboon Traquair, 186_Extracts from Review, the Edinburgh, and Mr Sadler,
Buchanan's Epithalamium, 187—The 825
Watchman's Lament, 237 — Ellen of River, the, 640
Reigh, 271_Maria Gray, 276_Hymn Romans, comparison of the modern with
over a dying Virgin, 277–Ode to the the ancient, 314
Harp of Zion, 286_The Ruined Nun. Sacrifice, the first and last, 444
nery, 385_Song, An it werena for fear Sadler, Mr, and the Edinburgh Review, 825
of the muckle black deil, 403_The Scene in the Alps, illustrative of Anne of
Franciscan and the Brotherhood, 493 Geierstein, 278
An Evening in Furness Abbey, 540- off Bermuda, 317–Story continued,
The Heart of Bruce in Melrose Abbey,
610_Stanzas on a monument in Green- Scenes in a gun-room, 570
wich Hospital, 913_Verses written by Singular letter from Southern Africa, 809
F. Jeffrey, Esq. in an Album, 953—On Sisters of Bethany, the, 975
receiving a bunch of flowers, ib. The Sketches on the road to Ireland, 72, 201
Sisters of Scio, 956_The Anniversary, Sketches of Italy and the Italians. The
ib.— The Neglected Child, 957–My Tinman of Naples, 177–Venetian tra-
Baby, 958_ The Poet's Answer, 961- gedy, 178—Venetian comedy, 179—
To Mr Lucas, 966_Lines on Spoleto, Roman Justice, 180-Roman Beggars,
968-A Bard's Address to his young- 181-Felicissima Notte, 183_The Pa.
est Daughter, 969– The Infant Christ, pal Guards, the Vatican, Roman Pro-
972–The Sisters of Bethany, 975

verbs, 184
Poetry, Canting, remarks on, 239

Soliloquy on the Annuals, 948
Poets, the Loves of, review of, 524 Sonnets on the Scenery of the Tweed, by
Policy, our domestic, No. I. 768_No. II. Delta, 185
940

from the Italian, 829
Political Ec ny, No. I. 510_No. II. Sorting my letters and papers, 748
671-No. III. 789.

Southey, Mr, review of his All for Love,
Political prospects in Ireland, 924

62_Of Colloquies on the Progress and
Pride, Panegyric on, 914

Prospects of Society, 611
Progress and prospects of society, review Souvenir, remarks on ihe, 954
of Colloquies on the, 611

St Albans, review of the Five Nights in,
Promotions, appointments, &c., 264, 406, 561
835

State and prospects of the country, 464
Prosing, prose essay on, 436

Stanzas on a monument in Greenwich
Public affairs, remarks on, 711

Hospital, 913
Recollections of an old Favourite, 501 Summons, the, 54
Reformation in Ireland, remarks on the Superstitions of Italy, 55
modern plan of, 84

Tale of the Martyrs, a, 48
Remarks_On the Bishop of Chester's let- of Italy and the Arts, 351

ter to his Clergy, 33- On the modern Teetotum, the old Gentleman's, 210
plan of reforming Ireland, 84_On the Theory and writings of Wordsworth, essay
condition of the Empire, 97_On the on the, 453, 593, 774, 894
Dublin University, 153-On Treuttel Thoughts on the Times, 640
and Wurtz's catalogue of French litera. Translation of Delta's Sonnet on visiting
ture, 205_On canting poetry, 239— Abbotsford, 809
On a dissolution of Parliament, 251- University, Dublin, remarks on the, 153
On the character of the French, 309— Watchman's Lament, the, 237
On the state and prospects of the coun. Wellington in Cadiz; or, the Conqueror
try, 464_On Dibdin's sea songs, 570 and the Cortes, 918
-On the report on Irish miscellaneous Werner's tragedy of Attila, review of, 289
estimates, 644_On the Court and the Western Africa, or the British settlements
Cabinet, 696_On public affairs, 711

in, 341
-On the autobiography of Mad. de Wilson, Professor, an Evening in Fur-
Barri, &c. 737_On our domestic po. ness Abbey, by, 540
licy, 768_On the character of the Eng. Women, Men and, letter about, 245
"lish, Scots, and Irish, 818

Wordsworth, essay on the theory and the
Review_Houwald's tragedy, Das Bild, writings of, 453, 593, 774, 894

1-Southey's All for Love, and the Works preparing for publication, 262,
Pilgrim of Compostella, 62_Of the 832
last session of Parliament, 221_Of Zion, ode to the harp of, 286

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