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itTered to the public, the romance of The Cavalier is entitled to a place in the first rank. It is a production of the Waverly school, and is evidently the offspring of no mean disciple. In character, incident, and style, it bears no distant affinity to the legends of the unknown author; but it may be easily distinguished from them by an occasional awkwardness and want of polish, from which the original is completely free. The scene is laid in the time of the great rebellion; and the character of the hero, Colonel Sydenham, afterwards Lord Falconridge, is touched witb a very spirited hand. The principal portrait of the adverse faciion, is taken from Jonathan Sucll, a rsaritan adventurer, and it is certainly drawn with great power, though in somewhat exaggerated proportions. We augur very considerable success to these interesting volumes, which cannot be perused without impressing the reader with a conviction that they are the fruit of an ingenious and superior mind.

We cannot speak, without feelings of a mingled nature, of Mr. C. Webb's little volume, entitled Summer, and other Poemi. We can praise, with great sincerity, the poetical fancy and the love of nature which pervade all his compositions; and there is a tenderness and delicacy of thought in some of his smaller poems, which render them very pleasing. On the other hand, we have to complain of a want of correctness and good taste; and of an affected quaintness of style and phraseology, which, although it may for a while excite attention, cannot fail to be tiresome and repulsive in the end. For this reason, his shorter poems are those which we like best. On the whole, while we allow that Mr. W.'g performances are not of such a nature as to excite any high hopes of his future eminence, we are very sure that he by no means deserves the contemptuous treatment which he has received from some northern critics, who are apt to estimate literary labour, by any thing hut its intrinsic merit.

If any thing were wanting to convince the advocates of war of the horrors which attend such a system, we would recommend to their perusal The Personal Narrative of a Private Soldier, who served in the Fortysecond Highlanders for Twelve Years during the late War. This little work has probably made its appearance in consequence of the success which attended another production of the same kind, and which it seems to us to equal in interest and originality. The writer is represented to be a Scotchman, who entered into the army when young, and who encountered all the disastrous horrors of the Walcheren expedition, and the accumulated dangers and privations of the Peninsular war. The miseries which the army suffered at this period stem almost incredible, and we feel

indignant that the amazing energies which our countrymen then displayed, should be employed iu slaughter and destruction. The narrative contains many free reflections on the conduct of those in command, and many curious anecdotes illustrative of a soldier's life. The style is simple, and sometimes singular; and, on the whole, the narrative appears to us to bear the stamp of truth.

We feel a pleasure in directing the attention ofthelovers of poetry to the second part of Poems for Youth, by a family circle. The reception given by the pnblictothe first part of this work was very flattering, and its readers will not, we think,find any diminution of interest in the continuation now offered to their notice. A considerable portion of this delightful volume is occupied with a pastoral masque, entitled Amaryllis; and the remainder consists of smaller pieces, from which we select, as an agreeable specimen, the following stanzas -.

I'll be a fairy, anil drink the dew,
Andrreep'tliro' the honied flowers,

And steep in the violet's tender blue;
And dance In the evening hours.

My music shall be the soft low gales
W hicb sigh thro' the dark green trees,

And heaveu'sbreath swell the gossamer sail*
Withwhich 1 swim the breeze.

The glow-worm shall be my gentle light,

A nd a 1 ily 's cu p my bed;
And I'll warm ine in the sweet moon-light,

And on fallen roses tread.

And ever fresh the grassshall grow

Around my mystic ring,
And little murmurs, sweet and low,

Shall answer when 1 sing.

And I wi 11 hoi J a fairy court,

And call each slumbering lay,
And wild and gaily will we sport,

As the twilight fades away.

I'll be a fairy, and drink the dew,
And creep thro' the honied flowers,

And sleep in the violet* s tender blue,
And dance in the evening hours.

We believe it is generally understood that this little volume is the joint production of several members of Mr. Koscoe's family.

If a congregation of horrible ideas and phrases can lay claim to the title of poetry, there could not be two opinions about The Last Days of Herculaneum, by Edwin Athkrston K. The author seems to have racked his imagination for the most revolting and disgusting pictures; and to have exhausted the language in seeking for appropriate phraseology.

— 't»Oh ! give me words—

Spirits of horrors—from the tongues of bell;
Such as thedamned, to paint their agonies
And terrors, can alone invent."

The whole work answers well to this invocation. Every successive page is loaded with increasing horror, storm and rain;

''*' Ten thousand bolts

Fall every instant."

With the general overthrow, the writer mixes up incidents of the most horrid and improbable nature. We quote an example: "There stood within n square a bloody man, Who with bar'd arm was brandishing an axe; His fellows round laugh'd merrily to see How at a blow he had beat out the brains Of one who begg'd him slay him.—One by oue They lay upon the earth ; and he ■truck out Their brains—and still the slanders by laugh d

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And came to die in turn, till all were slam Save the blood-spatter'd slayer." Such scenes as these are neither awful nor affecting;, but can only shock and sicken the reader. The whole poem isin thesame spirit of exaggerated and overwrought effect. The poem of Abradates and Panthea, which follows, has more merit; and proves that the author possesses tuleuts of a very respectable order.

Mr. Hone has produced another of those political and moral satires which will ever rank as cheft d'ouvres, and which are altogether mi flcneris. His Butt is the ultraroyalist conductor of a Tory newspaper, known by the name of Dr. Slop ; and who appears to merit the severe castigation he has received, not merely for his violence, but for his tergiversation. But the satire applies generally to all the political and theological pharisees of the time, and cannot fail to be attended with the happiest effects.

We have been much interested by a little pamphlet, entitled Brief Observations on the present State of the Waldenses, 4-c.,by G. Lowther, Esq. It will be recollected by our readers, that the Waldenses, a protectant sect inhabiting a district of Piedmont, were the first body of separatists from the Papal supremacy, after the schism between the Greek and Roman churches. The present account is the fruit of the author's personal researches, and we may confidently rely on its accuracy. We regret that he has not given us a connected view of the origin and progress of this sect, whi ch would be highly interesting and instructive as the first link in the history of Protestantism.


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; The value and rank of every art is in proportion to the mental labour employed in it, or the mental pleasure produced by it." Reynolds.

Assassination of L. S. Dentatus, painted by B. R. Hai/don. Drawn on the wood and engraved by his pupil, William Harvey.

THIS is not only one of the largest (14| ins. by llf) but altogether the finest wood engraving that has ever appeared. The indefatigable and able engraver of this splendid work of art was one of the most promising pupils of the ingenious Bewick, of Newcastleupon Tyne, who has now been in London some years practising his art, and studying in the best schools in the metropolis. The art of wood engraving is of ancient date, but the Germans were the first who brought it to perfection. Albeit Durer, Schaufelicn, Burgmair, and other able masters of the German school, drew the designs upon the blocks and left the cutting to the ordinary engravers. So do most of the present day, except that the engravers seldom draw, but procure the designs tobe drawn upon the wood for them. In this instance Mr. Harvey made the drawing himself, which was so fine that our only lecturer on this art, and one of the best line engravers of the day, said it was so good

it was almost a pity to cut it up by engraving. For wood engravings in general we have to say "it is on wood,'1 or "it is well for wood," "it is spirited," and so on—but really this engraving is so fine, so exquisitely drawn, both in. expression ana anatomy, the textures of fur, metal, leather, flesh, hair, &c. are so wonderfully marked, that it is fine art, and not engraving per se of any kind that we admire. The collector, the genuine lover of art, the veritable amateur, will, we are sure, hasten to procure fine impressions from this unique work of art which sets the British school of wood engraving above any in the world.

The Rabbit on the Wall, painted by David Wilkie, Esq. B.A. and engraved by J. Burnett.

A beautiful and effective print in the line manner of engraving, in Mr. Burnett's best manner, of his friend and countryman's well known picture of a young man amusing some children with forming a shadow from, his hands on the wall of the shape of a rabbit. The admirers of Wilkie must be pleased in having this print to add (o their portfolios. '• ■


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