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In fond pursuit far thro' the tangled wood, Oh soothing Death! how long doft thsu delay
Is this the land where first I saw the light Hopping from bough to bough, and tree to
Where are my parents and companions
flown? tree, To the thick covert of a Nady vale
Is this the scene of childhood's food delight I trac'd, and unward wandering pleas'd and
Where are the pleasures that I once hare free,
known? (My long hair floating to the western gale,)
Is this the hall, with festive spendour bright? I sat bencath a verdant canopy,
Where is the wealth I foudly calied iny Embower'd in wood, to hear the bird repeat
own; That thrilling long, so musically sweet.
The friends from whom I promis'd ne'er to
sever? Whilst thus I listend to the gentle bird, No, vain delusion, they are fled for ever!
Like Proserpine among the flow'ss of May, And young as the, I on a sudden heard Still in the precincts of ny father's court To nutes or woe the sweet long die away;
Are royal ladies deck'd with jewels rare, Then in the close and tangled Made appear’d
The merry feaít, gay dance, and rapturous A form, which fillid my bofom with dis sport, mily,
And valiant knights break lances for the Fell, dark, and fierce; and in the thicket
fair : ftocd:
And once I saw, to view my charms, refort I rose, and darted swiftly thru' tive wood.
Such crowds of noble lords and princes
there! I might have then escap'd him in the race,
And once thore charmıs outthone the faireft But that fair hair, my virgin joy and pride,
maid, Free as myself, abancion’d by its trace, Caught in a brugh, and kept me closely And once the richest robes those charms ar
tied. My Eerce pursuer coon concludes the chace- Alas, how chang'd the miserable scene ! (No father heard me, when for aid I Alune, and friendless, and no creature near; cried!)
Around this dark and lonely care are seen And in this cave, impervious to the sky, No forms but those of fancy and ef fear; He binds me down to languilh and to die. Now by the diftant moonlight's feeble theen I fancy fill that all the woods resound
I Deep away night's troubled moments (Thro' which he bore me) with my pier. Where roles bloom'd, the thorns alone se. And, if some favage satyr haunts the ground, The wood-god, melted, heaves a pitying And, nurs'd in pleasures, now I droop wit la sigh:
C. 19, f. 9. My hair witheveli'd, and my vest unbound, Toro by Tharp thorns, in many a fragment for feia al more stanzas, full of similar
She goes on in this lamentable ftraiu lie, These soft and tender cheeks rough brambles antitheses, and rather too tedious for infed,
fertion. She informs them that several And fountains rose from every tear [ sned.
knights had undertaken ber caule, but
had fallen facritices to the lion who Those charms that once inspir'd the amorous fame
guarded ber, or to the two giants its In many a noble youth in court and bower,
maliers. They are, however, fier from When princely suitors to my father came,
being deterred by her bifiory; Margatte And wooed me for their wedded paramour,
having the fallelt contidence in the mis Are now obscurd by grief, and pain, and raculous powers of his companion, and shame,
expecting to live in high luxury at the And pale and wither'd is my beauty's flow'r. caiile of Belilor, if ever they could be Cold, faint, and Jim, those radiant eyes ap- fortunate enough to restore the lady to pear ;
her father, , We need not pursue the ad. And none can find where once those beauties venture, which ended by the dettruction
of the two giants, (thwygli one was anded Oh brethren, mother, oh my much-lov'd fire! with a bear, the other with a drage);
Oh my long-lolt companions, hfters, friends' attor wluch the lady fet off with MarDoes like your mourning buioms still inspire, Or have your forrows seen their tatal ends? hero, who fails pot to give himself imme
gutte, and under the protection of our Ye little know what torments, fierce and diately the character of a knight-errante
dire, Rack chis poor frame, this heart what an Noi andium pel mondo cavalicri erranti guith rends! Per amor combattendo in ugai loco.
To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine. Lord abort it, but he told me coldly,
ilat he uerct interfered, and list been gratified and enlightened by he jipproved, to the beje mivenluge. The the report of the Speech of Mr. Wut- fame lyiieen is pursued all round our counBREAD, on the intereriing fubject of the try; in every parih the number of farms purop; and his plans appear to be very is reduced more than half; the families guxd, as tar as ihey are the pailiatives of who occupied them for generations are a growing evil.
deprived of their independent and usual But is not PREVENTION better than means of living; the old folks and the crat it wile, wiltully and knowo children, of coufe, become burthentome ingly to create and continue an evil, für to the parilh, the young men go to the the pleasure of attempting to cure it? towns to teck a livelihood, and the young Every man and woman in the coun
to service or to the manufaca try can tell how half the poor in every tories, and many of thein, with their parith became fo! And what is more, incumbrances, toon return chargeable to they can even name the poor-makers, us.". and can fpecity the exact proportion of I have lince, M:. Editor, extended my each man's succets in this kind of ma- enquiries mto various counties, and mutactory!
have generally inet with the same explaLinet lately with an intelligent farmer, nation; in a word, I find that, with an from whom I learned that in bis parith INCREASING POPULATION, our detinte the poor's rates had increased from 10d. extention of toilturnithes employment and tn 33. in the pouud; and that the num- independence to not more than half the ber of persons who depended on the number of perfons which it did twenty rate, for atlistance or fupport, had been years ago, and that this number is annuierealed froin under a score to nearly ally dimmithing! two hundrell, within the laid twenty It has bitherto been held as an axiom year! I asked bin the reaton of to in policy, that a substantial independent great a change. " Lord, Sir," fays he, yeomanry are the sheet-anchor of a state; *tie reaton's as plain as day light, and and I have not yet met with any refutaas well known to all our gentry: but tion of this principle, nor with any proof there's none fu blind as thole that don't that a population of PAUPERS ought to cione tu fee. Twenty years ago, our be preferred to one of INDUSTRIOUS jarith contained a bundred and twenty CULTIVATORS. separate farins, and there fupported as I appeal, therefore, to the known pamany families. Now fpeculation's the triotitin of Mr. Whitbread,—I appeal to rase; and all oor litle tarvers muilt the prefent enlightened adininiftration, iutu uut, to make roun tör two or three I appeal to the good fenfe of the counLtrat Oues! Our hundred and twenty try, to devise and adopt the means which atins are by this news reduced to leis Thall diminth the effects of fo great an tun lixty! More than tixty families evil, and which thall tend to prevent ils have therefore been forced to depend future increase wholly or partly on the rates. At last I once had occasion to fpeak to the rent-day our lord's tteward gave notice late Mr. Purt on fome fubjects of ayrie o in oid tenants, whole families contint culture, and lie forcibly remarked, If of tiistv-circe perfons, men, wonen, and we do not do foncthing to prevent the cluben; au ie learn that their tukes monopolies of land, we shall 100n be onart oven away partly to a speculating done by it. I contider it as the principal grozior who lies on the other lide of cause of the increase of the poor's rates, the country, and who manages tive and of the rite in the price of all com hundred wres in sur parith by means inocities." Such mits the opinion of of a tigle thepherd, and partly to a this celebrated ininiller, after twenty fon-in-law of the steward's, who has al- years' experience in the management of fearly mae old faring in his bands ! our national affairs; and I am convite Lichiy I have a bunured and ten acres cell, if he bud Lived, lie would have pro Witny uwis, or my fainily muhit also have poleci fuch incatires for curing the end pot on the paruh, for was overe as were characteristic of him. mlied by a friend of the itewari's at I certainly would not recommend a the epuration of my leare, id lox refiroining it; but I would recoininent at ut two years ago a img parcel of : a fenle oi pourrates, of land, UN Lundred and uxty acros. Tipoke to my property-ux, to be chiuriu, dari
Mhould affect land-holders in proportion originally a cobler. Of him Simon learnt to the extent of their occupation, and English, and something of the acciland-owners also according to the tize in dence, which forming the extent of his which they let their farms. Nothing tutor's pretensions, the lad was sent to could be more juft, more eatily arrauged, the free-Ichool in the close at Salibury; or more beneficial to the public, than the master of which was noted for his fuch a regulation in the collection of severity. After a liay there of two years, the land tax, property tas, and poor's he was put under one of the prebenda
ries of the cathedral in that city, named It would throw much light on the sub- Minterne, who, being a covetous perfon, ject, if a committee of the House of would remove his wood from one place Cominons were appointed to enquire to another in his house for the purpole into, and report on, the number of farms of warıning bimfelf, without being at the occupied by feparate families throughout expence of making a fire; and the fame England and Wales, which exist now, course of economy and exercise he ovo and which exilied twenty years ago. Tiged his pupil to take. In the winter of Similar reports might be made every 1563, Simon's father died; on which leis three years; and if each separate pro- mother, who it appears was of a very perty were ipecitied which exceeded two unfeeling difpofition, took her fon from thousand acres,
a spirit of emulation school, and let him to keeping theep, might be excited among country gentle- plowing, and gathering sticks. men to be diftinguithed by the number At the age of fourteen be bound himof their tenantry, and by the compact- self apprentice to a tradesman in Salila ness and mediocrity of their farms.' He bury, who followed several callings, and ougbe to be distinguished as a benefactor was both a grocer and drug ilt. to bis country who suffered none of his His malier finding him atliduous and tenants to occupymore than two hundred careful, committed the shop alınori whoily and fitty acres of good laud; and he ought to him;' but Forman gave himself mucha to contribute by proportionate taxation, to reading, for which he was reproved who froin indolence, misplaced confi- by his matter, who took away his books. dence, or avarice, permitted his etiate At that time, says Wood, one Hewry to be monopolized by drones and specu- Gird, a kersey-weaver's son of Crediton, lators.
in Devonshire, boarded with his master, In conclusion, I warn the Legislature and went to school at Salisbury; and that regulations in regard to the poor Simon being his bed-fellow, he learned will be of little use while the caute of all at mght which lienry had learned at the grievance is tolerated, and that it school in the day. Though this increase would be acting the part of a medical of knowledge was but little, it affords a quack, who thould palliate the symptoms commendable example of diligence. A of a disease, while the disease itself was neighbour's daughter fell in love with rapidly increating.
Simon, who, however, was so intent upIn your next, I Mall crave the atten- on his books as to treat her affection tion of your readers towards another with indifference. Owing to a quarrel class of poor-makers ; namely, thuse ma- with his matter's wife, his iudentures nufacturers who take numerous appren- were given up before was eighteen tiers to learn trades in which men are years old, on which he ngaju went to never employed! I am, Sir, your old fchool; but the want of means obliged correspondent, COMMON SENSE. hin to leave it. This induiry, however, Lib. 27, 1807.
had been such, that he was enabled to
set up as a schoolmafier, wliereby be For the Monthly Mugozine.
gaineil 40s. in his purse. With this fum,
not a trilling one at that time, be went NEGLECTED BIOGRAPHY.
on foot with a companion to Oxforil,
wbure Simon became a poor scholar in IMON FORMAX, visionary and as the frec-Ichool belonging to Magdalt a
trologer, was born at Quidamptun, college. near Wilton, in Wiltshire, in 1552. lie While at the university, he foriped an was troubled much with dreams and intimckey sith two of his countrymen, vions, lays Wond, at the age of lix with whom he iniz-fpent liis time in bunta years; and at eight he was placed under. ing and ouer extravagancies. At tho one Ridcout, or Ridear, a minifter, who year's ftanding, le quitted college and (according to the fame writer) had beca became a schoolmuier; iludying allo
astronomy, playac, magic, and philofo Wood goes on to record fome instances phy. “But these studies," says Wood, of Forman's fagacity ; which, however, *s especially aftronomy (by which he only serve to prove that he was a downmeans aftrology) and magic, being right rogue. For it appears, that he but little used in those days, he suffered was inuch in the confidence of that inmuch trouble ; and for practising physic, famous favourite Robert Carr, earl of be lost his books and goods three tiines.
Somerset, and his countess, the murThe same writer farther relates, but derers of Sir Thomas Overbury. That apparently without any real authority, lady was before the wife of Robert, earl that Forinan travelled much into the of Eflex, from whom the obtained a Eattera countries to seek atter know- divorce, on the pretended ground of his ledge; and in bis return from the Portu- impotency. Forman is said, by the Oxgal voyage in 1583 (how could this beford historian,' to have made certain called an Eastern country?), he settled in pictures in wax, representing Sir Robert London, and dwelt in Philpot-lane about Cart and the said lady, to cause a love fourteen years, where he had much trou- between each other; with other such ble with the doctors of phylic, because like things. he was not free arpong them, or gradu Wood says, that Forman died sudated in the univerlity. He was by them denly, and was buried, September 12, four times imprisoned, and once tined; 1611, in Lambeth-church, leaving a wiyet at the latt he overthrew thein all in dow, and some inoney and goods worth the Cominon Law, as also in Chancery. 12001. But Lilly, the aftrologer, gives
In 1603, being at Cambridge, that a curious account of his death, which, university conferred the degree of doctor as a story, may afford amusement, though of playlic and astronomy upon him, with it will not command belief. a license to practife, from which time “ The Sunday night before Dr. For(faith the Oxford biographer) none durit man died, he and his wife being at fupmeddle with him. But as the college of per in their garden-house, the faid, in a plıyficians had treated him fo roughly, pleasant humour, that she had been inand doubtless with juttice, considering formed that he could tell whether man that he was an arrant empiric, we may or wife would die firfi; and asked him fairly call in question the propriety of whether the should bury him or not? the conduct of the learned university in Oh, faid Forman, 'you Mall bury me; thus proftitnting its degree and license. but thou wilt much repent it.' Then, There is another point in this account said the, in a true spirit of female curiwhich requires an explanation that I am osity, how long will that be?" To which not able to give, and this is the meaning he made answer, “I fall dic before next of a doctorate in astronomy. It is a fa- Thursday night be over." culty not now known, nor is it mention “ The next day, being Monday, all ed guy where else, that I can remem- was well ; Tuesday came, and he was ber.
not fick; Wednesday came, and still he But to return to Dr. Forman, for such was well: and then his impertinent wife he now is; on receiving his academical did twit him in the teeth with what he houours, he settled at Lainbeth, to the had said on Sunday. Impationt enough, profit and benefit (faith his biographer) it inuit be admitted. Thursday came, of many. In what respects, however, and dinner being ended, he was well, he doth not mention, except that he was went down to the water-side, and took very charitable to the poor. He does, a pair of oars to go to fome buildings he ideed, go on to say that Forman was was in hand with at Puddle-dock; and very judicious and fortunate in refolving being in the middle of the Thames, he borry questions especially concerning presently fell down, and only faid An thefts; as likewife in Gicknesses, which impoft, an inpost, and so died. Whereindeed was his master-piece; and he had upon,” adds Lilly, in the true cant of good fuccess in refolving quettions about his profellion," a moft terrible storm of starrings, and in other questions very in- wind iinmediately followed. (Life of
Lilly, written by himsey:) The folennity with which these several Forman left a large stock of aftrolo
Lacio are fated, excites a smile at gical manuscripts, and some om physic, the extraordinary credulity which could divinity, and alchemy,
behind him, which : and report the practices of grofs are in the Ashmolean Museuin at Oxford.
The profound Dr. Robert Fludd, the No. 156.
Rosicrucian, availed himself considerably or four of the natives, one of whom is of the papers of Forman in compiling now on board of a man of war; and his own cloudy books, which, though though he has been many years from his little known in England, attracted so native ifle, which he left young, yet be much notice abroad as to be deemed has learned very few words, and his ideas worthy of an answer by the learned Peter are as confined as his words. Gallandi.
We this day, while ticering between CYPRIAN LEOWICZ,
the Narcondain and Cocos illes, perA celebrated altrologer, was a native ceived at ten o'clock in the forenoon a of Bohemia, and rendered himself re- large thip on our Jee quarter, evidently markable in the fixteenth century by his in chacc of us. As it would have excited predictions. He foretold, that in 1565 too much aların to bear up iminediately the emperor Maximilian would afuredly atter her, a rufe de guerre was tried, become fovereign of all Europe, for the which completely succeeded to our wishes. punishment of the tyranny of the other Most of the imall fails were taken in, princes : but the year before the time the top-fails reefed, taking care at the predicted, the fultan Solyman II. took same time not to alter our conríe, nor to Sigreth, the strongest place in Hungary, appear as taking the leati notice of the in the fight of the emperor and of the strange fail. By this decoy the gainwhole imperial army.
ed fo far upon us at fun-let, that we Leowicz, however, was not abaher could clearly see her hall off the deck, by this disappointment, but announced working up with a strong press of fail. with the greatest confidence that the During the night we kept under very world would be at an end in 1584. This little canvas, frequently heaving up in prediction spread a general alarm, and the wind, so as to make scarcely any - fo frightened the people, that the churches progress. and monafteries throughout Germany Before the day dawned, men who were were thronged by superititious devotees. noted for good light were stationed at The astrologer died ten years before at the mali-heads, with orders to keep a Lawingen. The famous Tycho Brahe vigilant look-out. By this means we made a journey on purpose to visit hiin saw her ten minutes before the faw us, in 1569; for, notwithstanding his extra- during which interval we were enabled vagance in astrological matters, Leowicz to wear, and stand directly towards her, was a man of science, and published a without her observing our manæuvre : judicious work on ecliples, and some the consequently took us for fome other others on astronomical subjects.
veffel, a miltake the could not correct,
for the was completely under our canJOURNAL of a voyage performed in the non, and fell an ealy prey, without firing
INDIAN SEAS, to MADRAS, BENGAL, a gun! She was a large frigate-built CHINA, 80., 80., in his MAJESTY's privateer, of 30 guns, and 220 men, a STIP CAROLINE, in the years 1803-4-5, ihip that would very probably have done interspersed with short DESCRIPTIVE much mischief to the trade of the counSKETCHES of the PRESENT STATE of the try. It was amusing to bebold the counprincipal SETTLEMENTS of the INDIA tenances of the French officers, who had
been on board fince the capture of the Communicated to the MONTILY MAGAZINE other privateer, when they saw this llup
by an OFFicer of that suip. (their old confort) running into our jaws; TE VE inhabitants of the Andamans fometimes curling the temerity of their
have no form or idea of govern- countrymen, and at other times bewail. ment, of religion, or of focial order: ing their infatnation ! indeed, they are scarcely a degree re Without any further interruption we mored from the level of the brute cre- arrived at Kedgeree on the 15th of Feation, having no houses nor other nabi- bruary; and here we remained till the tations than caverns or the hollows of 8th of March, during which time the trees, &c.
weather was as cool as one would deure; When a settlement was formerly at- the N. E. monsoon coming down clear tempted on the Great Andaman, the na and retrething from the country, and tives could not be prevailed upon to bave we had consequently no fickoels on any intercourse with the Europeans, and board. our people were therefore obliged to re Wo now took leave of the Ganges far linquith the situation, bringing off three the lali tiine, and proceeded with a home