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"To the rigbe Worsbipfull, my singular good Manuscripts, to the University of 0.5

Friend M. Gabriell Harvey, Doctor of ford. Which Letter, in respect, it Lawes.

hath Relation to this present ParliaHARVEY, the happy above happiest men ment, is here inserted: together with I read, that sitting like a looker-on

the Answer which the Universily sent Of this worldes stage, doest not with critique

him, wherein is specified their integrity, pen

as he is their Chancellor. The Tenor The sharp dislikes of each condition, And as one careless of suspition,

whereof ensues. Printed in the Year Ne fawnest for the favour of the great;

1641.". 4to. Ne fearest foolish reprehension

This singulat and rare tract consists Of faulty men, which danger to thee but of five pages. The public orator's threat,

answer is dated “from Oxford, 1640." But freely doest of what thee list entreat,

Laud merely adds to his former gifts six Like a great lord of peerlesse liberty :

manuscripts in Hebrew, eleven in Greek, Lifting the good up to high honour's seat,

thirty-four in Arabick, twenty-one in And the evil damning evermore to dy. For life and death is in thy doomefull wri. Latin, two in English, and five in Perting,

sian. “ One of which [last] being of a So thy renown lives ever by endighting. large volume, containeth a historie from Dublin, this xviii. of July, 1586.

the beginning of the world to the end of Your devoted friend, during life, the Saracen empire, and without doubt EDMUND SPENSER." is of great worth.” These were, proba

bly, among the last presents which were A Letter sent by Willium Laud, made by archbishop Laud to the uni

Archbishop of Cunteburie, with diversversity.

TRANS-INCORPORATION OF SOULS. THE

Extracts from the Portfolio of a Man of Letters.

the same time into new being. In schools ration of souls, or of their migra- of old souls may especially be traced; tion through successive human bodies, and many men of vigilant intellect have was taught at length, and with more con- recollected their fornier character, and fidence, by a Jewish rabbi called Jitzcach are aware that their present ideas are Loriensis. His book is entitled De Reo mere reminiscences. In the history of volutionibus Animarum.

all nations, souls follow their original He supposes a limited number of souls order of presentation; the bold and cruel to have been made at the creation, and make choice of an earlier period of nathat these souls are constantly in waiting tional existence than the humane and about our atmosphere, to animate such boo subtle, which mosly await a period of dies as are ready for a soul. Those embryos luxury and refinernent. perish which no soul chooses to animate. Many persons are born to misfortune;

The souls of the eminently good are as when poverty, or hereditary disease, dispensed from re-animating men, and greatly afflict their parents. These evils become angels of God. The souls of the are to be considered as voluntary expivery bad are forbidden for a tiine to re ations, which the soul so born chose to humanize themselves, and become devils; undergo, in order to purge off the sins but they are often endeavouring to ob- committed during its preceding existence. tain a human body, that they may have Those are the wisest souls who so choose a chance of bettering their condition: their bodies: the well-embodied almost this may be observed in the case of pus. always contract fresh pollutions, and go session by dæmons.

back into the atmosphere a degree lower Those souls continue to revolve in in spiritual existence. human life which are not perfect enough The soul of Abel belonged afterwards for angels, or foul enough for devils; 19 Moses; and the soul of Cain belonged and it may often be perceived, that whole to that Egyptian whom Moses slew. groups of souls, which, during their first John the Baptist claimed the soul of visit on earth, were acquainted with each Elias. Pythagoras was a Trojan, before other, come consentaneously again at he became a disciple of Eyra. Philo

was

GASTROLOGY.

SVIP-MONEY.

was a Greek, before that incarnation of every mouthful exceeds its physical which placed him as lectures in the cole power, and that the accessory ideas have lege of Alexandria.

more influence on the likes and dislikes When any very well-known soul re of the palate, than the direct sensations turns upon the earth, it is easy to foresee occasioned by the thing applied, eating that it will shortly be surrounded by (q. e. d.) must be as well entitled as lanseveral of those souls who formerly co- guage itself, to be studied. It is well operated with it: but the order of pre- that words should be individualiy eupho. sentation is often inverted.

nical; but it chiefly impurts that the

excited ideas should delight and stimu. La Mothe de Vayer was the first who late. It is well that food should be solemnly proposed to recognize cookery wholesome; but it chiefly signifies that as one of the fine arts; and under the it should beckon into the soul agreeable denomination of gastrology, tu compile trains of thougiit, about its far fetched learned quartos on the science of en- material, or its traditional preparation. hancing the physical and moral pleasures of the palate.

Macrobius says (Saturnalia, lib.i. c. 7) The ear, he contends, if given to man that the oldest money kuown in Italy for need, is employed for luxury; and we had, on one side, the head of Saturn, hold it honourable to listen to sweet and on the other side, a ship: whence music, or to fine oratory.

The

eye may came the phrase used in tossing up, Heads have been intended only to guard us or ships. Cum pueri denarios in sublime against a post; but who is content with juctantes Capita aut navia lusu teste ve its necessary offices? For a finę pros- tustatis exclumunt. Surely it would bepect we laboriously climb a hill: for the come this nation to stamp some of its painter Schneider's inside view of a pan. coin with so apt an emblem of its comtry we gladly exchange our goid. mercial prosperity as a ship.

And shail an organ no less exquisitely It may however be suspected that these sensible than the ear and the eye, whose earliest coms known in Italy, were not percipiency gives to all the pleasures of made there, but in Egyptį and that the taste their generic name, be less regarded figure called Saturn was the Egyptian god than they, less honoured, less philoso- Phthas, who was considered as the father phized about?

of all other gods, (Jablonski, lib. i. c. 2,) Some flavours are naturally pleasing, though finally neglected for his children, as of milk, honey, and grapes. Yet the On the altars of Phthas a splendid fiame inighest relish of these foods evidently was kindled; and the original worshippers consists in the associated ideas which of Saturn are described by Macrobius, as they happen to cxcite, in the accessory employing a similar ritual. Arus Sad imaginary perceptions which accompany turnius, non mactando viros, sed uccensis them. Who likes milk in the country? luminibus excolentes. Who does not enjoy it in the heart of London, when he can obtain a draught In the Annual Review, vol. vi. p. 380, fresh from the cow, foaming in the jug, the utility of novel-reading is thus descattering its musky fragrance, and cal- fended: ling up before the fancy rural ideas of “ From the contemplation of fictitious green meadows, corn-clad bills, and distress, inen most etlicaciously learn to smokeless air. Honey soon cloys; but feel for real suffering. Where no cirlet the honey be that of Hybla, famous cumstances of disgust intercept the pity, in the classic page, and the Sicilian tra- and no restraints of prudence the beniveller will suck it up with delight. The ficence, a tendency is easily generated grape, which hardly ripens on our gar to cominiserate and to relieve. And den-walls, is still a welcome dish at the this tendency, like the military exercises dessert; because it awakens so many learnt on the parade, is the true basis of thoughts of mirth and grace derived froin those practical efforts of philanthropy, Bacchanalian sings.

which, in the real warfare with human Some flavours are naturally displcasing, misery, constitute the noblest triumphs as of an oyster, or an olive; yet froin of virtue." being tasted in the society of friendship, or rank, and mingled in our recollection Juan Gonzales de Mendoza, an Aus with the joys of life, they often become gustin friar of Castiie, was appointed in exquisitely enticing.

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Etiam suaviori,
Habiriori,

Venustiori,
Solidæ magis, et mag's succipleræ,'
Quam cum ipsa in vivis fuerit !

O fortunacum virum, et invidendum! Cui proprium hoc, et peculiare, contigit,

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VERSES,
ADDRESSED TO DR. THORNTON, ON HIS

BEAUTIFUL GROUP OF ROSES, PUB-
LISHED
IN NUMBER XXX.

HIS « TEMPLE OF FLORA"

THE CONSECRATION OF THE ROSES. WHEN first, as ancient bards bave sung,

The queen of love from ocean sprung; To grace her head, to deck her bow'rs,

The earth produc'd the queen of flow'rs; Coëval, and congenial charms, With the same living blush that warms Her mantling cheek, thy petal glows; Emblem of Venus, beauteous Rose. The raptur'd gods her form survey'd, Reclin'd beneath a myrtle's shade; Whose boughs, of ever during green, Thy new-born blossoms smii'd between, Mark! whilst thy prototype they greet, And spread their chaplets at her feet; Mix'd with the myrtle's polish'd leaves, Flora a gayer garland weaves; Cullid from thy blooming buds most fair, To decorate her silken hair; It's glossy ringlets they entwine, Yet humid from the sparkling brine; And, as the lovely locks they meet, To form a symbol more complete; Lo! crisped curis their heads adorn, Wet with the glittring dews of morn; O ! flow'r, with peerless gifts elate, Like Venus form’d to captivate; Her dazzling influence round thee flows : Fav'rite of Flora ! Mossy Rose ! Now Bacchus gathers from the ground, The purple gems his brows that crown'd; And now a roseate branch he crops, Then bat bes the sprigs with ruby drops, Distilling from the nect'reous vine ; And bids them with iis clusters twine ; Thus, thus we find the Damask Rose, The ruddy flush of Bacchus shows. To seize the trophies of the bush, Next, see the god of battles rushi As from the trembling tree he tears His sternly.smiling forehead bears Their tender stems. Oh, taste too fierce! The vengeful thorns his temples pierce! And with his blood, the flow'ss retain Th’entwisting laurel's sanguine stain: Sweet spoil of Mars, the Blool-red Rose, Array'd in deep-dy'd crimson grows. The festive deities convene, While Phiçbus smiles upon the scene;

Who, till his sister rules the hours,
loit'ring amid Love's rosy dow'rs,
Each flow'r with ardent gaze inspects ;
And all admires, yet none selects :
But waits till she shall fix lier choice,
And hails her with fraternal voice :
At length, withdrawn his piercing lighter
Envelop'd in the shades of night,
Wit, and convivial Mi.th dance round,
And Harnony's sweet songs resound ;
Till 'whelm'd in bacchanalian roar,
Alas! her voice is heard no more:
See jealous Clamour! Uproar wild!
Where la:ely Pence, with Pleasure smild:
Th’dtrighted nymph from earth is driv'n,
And flies, orrir mbling wings to Heav'n!
Pale Dian, peeping from the woods,
Eyes the bright goddess of the foods,
With hait-a verteo Icoks askance;
Asham'd to meet her wanton glance :
And shock'd, the plant of plants to see
Consign'd to War and Revelry;
An infant bud, with gentle hand
She plucks, and there its leaves expand :
Behold, it feels hier

snowy

breast ! And like the spotless lily drest, With chasten'd charms the flow'ret blows, Her virgin type, the Whitt-clad Rose, Anon, with sylvan foliage bound, Its stems her brow encircle round; Yet, on that modest brow serene, A glance from beauty's am'rous queen, Sufiuses soft its pallid face, From whence the Maiden's Blush we trace, E’en, whilst her pearly buds absorb The silv'ry streams of Luna's orb; Oft Venus tempers from afar, Its cold leams with her glowing star ; And thus, tho' seeming to contenu, Cynthia and Cytherëa blend; And purity and love unite, In motley streaks of red and white; Hence does the Variegated Ruse, lis parti.coloured garb disclose, Thee, royal rose! all, all admire ; Yet still we love the humble brier ; Like her own simple wood nymphs wild, The huntress rears th' adopted child; It ornaments their verdant i aunts, Amid the forest's tow'ring plants : The cultur'd flow'r Diana chose, Her Dryads wear the Rustic- Rose Now, as the meek-eyed Moon retreats, Her brother's kindling glance she mects; And from hier argent buds bestows New honours for his heav'nly brows; Who, a tiara as be wreathes, On each celestial odvurs breathes; And, in return, their fragrant sighs, Like incense to the God arise! The flowry constellation bright, Spangling his diadem of light; Reflects Apollo's glorious blaze, And drinks the spirit of his rays;

Terrestrial

WITH ADDITIONAL STANZAS.

Terrestrial star! the Yellow Rose

Full oft in rural solitude; With Sol's own golden colour glows.

We've studied Wisdom's ways; Tbea, thos, the patron of the lyre:

Full oft the Muse together woo'd, • Blest Rose! chy charms the gods inspire !

In simple artless lays. Arc, mingled with the living bays,

But now those happy hours are past, Asa lusure to their shining sprays !

No more to be enjoy'd; Sseet paragon of Flora's trise,

The bud of genius, Death's rough blast Wasse leaves empyreal tints imbibe ;

Has wither'd and destroy'd. Where'er my bears illume the clime,

Close at yon solemn yew-tree's root, Sul Rourish thro' the bounds of Time ;

In peace the poet sleeps ; And honourd by th' immortals be,

Around his grave wild roses shoot,
But chief, by Love and Poësy!

And near, the willow weeps.
Phebus, whose liquid light divine,
Has lav'd the yellow eglantine;

No sumptuous marble decks the green,
Bids in one splendid group comvind,

His praises to rehearse ; Toy varying offspring be entwin'd ;

But on a rude cary's stone is seen, O Rose! in all thy divers hues,

This tributary verse : Exhaustless subject of the Muse;

THE EPITAPH. Not less shall Pair.ting, sister-art,

Here, in the silence of the tomb, Delight thy semblance to impart;

A humble bard lies low, While union's magic pow'r bestows

His faults, his virtues, and his doom,
New charms to grace ea, h rival rose !'

The last great day will sbow.
PSYCHE.

Reader, if Nature to thy breast,
THE POET'S GRAVE.

A feeling heart ne'er gave,
NOW twilight draws her dark’ning veil,

Pass on; but if with genius blest
The cwis their dwellings quit ;

Weep o'er “the poet's grave."
The pleasing, pensive hour, I hail,

R. C. F.
For contemplation fit.
Forth from my humble cot I stray,

FROM TASSO,
For weil I love the time,
Or through the vale to take my way,
Os up the hill to climb.

O

THOU, who lov'st Pindaan heights to

climb, Through track less plains my steps to urge, Where, on a cypress tree, my harp is laid; To pen-trate the grove,

Say, that I droop beneath the touch of Time, Or by the siv'let's rushy verge,

That much I long for it's accustom'd aid. In thoughtful mood io rove.

I should be happy were my harp but here, Oft it's slow-winding course I trace,

I'd hang with rapture o'er its simple Whica leads whicre all must go,

frame; To the still church-yard, that sad place, O! leave for me the reliek of a tear, Wbere many a friend lies low.

Or fix upon its front its owner's fame. There, where it laves the sacred sod Speak to the winds, as o'er my harp they With gently murmuring noise,

steal, Full oft the " margent green” l've trod, To leave a kiss upon each silent string; And tasted tranquil joys.

Tell (if thou canst) the weight of woe I Beheld the Moun on silver car

feel; Slow riding thro' the night;

How frowning winter follow'd smiling Hare seen, with thought sublime, each star spring. That leat its twinkling light.

O! tell my much-lov'd harp, with what Or with some much-lov'd friend conversid,

delight, While swift the hours have fled,

With how much joy, I beard its simple Sone friend who now is turn'd to dust, And on w bose grave I tread.

But now 'tis gone for ever from my sight,

I soon shall die- cannot live, alone. But ah! by pale Diana's light,

Which now begins to beam; His silent grave attracts my sight,

CANZONIT.
Whom I did most esteem.

SWEET Mary, on thy breast reclin'd,
Bright Virtue reign'd within his breast, I sigh to every passing wind;
His heart was kind and waim ;

And in that sigh delight to prove
And Nature too had done her best,

The sweets of pure, unspotted love. In tishioaing his form.

What, though no jewels deck thy hair, Axol the eziantine, cummoniy so called, Thou’ri no less lovely, no less fair ; that being the woodbine; but the rosa eglans Affection reigns within thy breast, ist in of Lingzus,

And tells me, I alene am bless.

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