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With undistinguish'd dead the mountains Soft music, mingled with that bearinly igles groan,

In sweet, low, murmurs, stole upon their A heap of slaughter Roncesvalles lies.

ears ; Oh! what a pang or grie: oppress’d his brain, And, like some dying gale of balmy night, As his strain'd eye-balls rested on the slain ! A spirit seemid descending fron the spberes. And, “Oh !" he cried, “Ye gallant souls

Orlando rais'' his intellectual sizht,

When lo! before his ravish'd eye appears thrice blest, Whose woes are buried in that bloody Bore the glad tidings of the Saviour's birth.

He who from heav'n to our benighted earth tomb ! For me, I know my fate, yet cannot rest,

Sc. 130. Feel Death approaching, yet he will not This celestial messenger cheer'd the

last moments of the departing hero with How calm and peaceful is thy gentle breast,

the full assurance “ of offence forgiven," My Oliver! how sweet Astolpho's doom!

of a re-union in heaven with the friends Oh yet some human pity. feel for me, And aid my soul just struggling to be free !"

who loved and bled for him on earth, C. 27. St. 100.

and with his chaste and widowed Ada

belle. An impalse of heroic vanity prompted him to wish that no unworthy hand Bright with eternal joy and deathless bloom, might, after his death, grasp his sword

Thy Alda-belle thou shalt behold and Durindana; he therefore struck it with Partaker of a life beyond the tomb

more, all his might on a hard rock to break it;

With her whom Sinai's holy hills adore; but the rock itself, instead, gave way to Crown'd with fresh flow'rs whose colours ad the irresistible temper of the blade, and perfume the tremendous strength of his dying arm. Exceed whatever spring's rich bosom bore : To this day travellers in the Pyrenees are On earth, thy mourning widow she'll 18shewn the cloven rock and the split horn main, of Roland,

And be, in heav'n, thy blessed spouse again! Rinaldo, tired of the pursuit, came

St. 145, back, with Richardetto and Archbishop Turpin, just in time to receive the dying lando once more embraced his friends,

The angel then having vanished, Orwords of his friend, who, having confessed and mingled his tears with theirs. Then all the sins of his life to Turpin, and re

he commended his soul to Heaven. Riceived absolution, prayed fervently to naldo felt the weakness of affection come heaven for forgiveness, as he was a man, over him, and with a melancholy voice and created with human frailties:

exclaimed, E perdonasti à tutta la Natura,

Dove mi lasci, oh Cugin mio, soletto? Quando tu perdonasti al primo Padre ! His prayer for himself, his friends, and But recollecting the words of the angel, his country, ended with these words: ceased his complaint, and remained silent

from awe and reverence, while Orlando "Oh holy Saviour! I commend to thee My Alda-belle, my dear, my widow'd calmly surrendered himself to death. wife;

With look seraphic, toro'd and fix'd on bigts And, if she weds another lord than me,

He seem'd transfigur'd from this carcaly Grant her a better choice, a happier life!

vest, Oh guard my king in his declining years, And holding sacred converse with the sky'And these my fellow-soldiers, and my peers!" Oh happy end! oh soul supremely blest! Thus had he offer'd up his pious pray'r

At last he hung his languid head to die, With sighs, and tears, and breath'd his last And the freed spirit left his holy breast: desire,

But, first, the pummel of his sword he laid When o'er the dying knight, with sudden

Fix'd to his heart, his arms across the blade. glare,

The sound of distant thunder stook the Flash'd from the sun three beams of

skies, heav'nly fire.

Play'd round the bills, and in the vallo His friends stood round him, with dejected died; air,

From snowy clouds bright starry metcors rise Like children at the death-bed of their

And thro' the air celestial lustres glide, sire. No words the dread and solemn silence broke,

* This is exactly according to the pastert Save where deep groans the heart's sad lan. of the marble Teniplans and Crusaiers is out guage spoke.

cathedral churches. 2

And liquid Aames, too fierce for human eyes; " Because in thee the fame of France is past, To sweetest harps, harmonious notes re Through every age be thou with curses plied,

nam'd! Such notes as to the heav'n of heav'ns aspire, So long as this wide world, and time, shall Breath'd out, melodious, by th' angelic choir.

last,

Be everlasting barrenness proclaim'd, The knights, who silent saw their champion Thy lofty hills and spreading vales around, die,

And heavn's own lightnings blast ch'accursed Stood rapt in fervent trance upon the plain ;

ground !" Lost to themselves, and rais'd to worlds on high,

But when he reach'd the fatal mountain's They seem'd a glorious seat in heav'n to base, gain:

Where, at the fount, Rinaldo watch'd the Till ceas'd the long and dulcet psalmody,

dead, And loud and full Te Deums * clos'd the More lamentable tears bedewid his face; strain.

The stiffen'd corse he kissed, embrac'd, and So stood the sage of old, and so ador'd,

said, When up to heav'n Elijah's chariot soar'd. " Oh blessed soul! look from the realms of

St. 153.

grace

Upon this old and miserable head! In the mean time, Charles, at bis And, if all crimes are not forgotten there, camp of Pied-du-port, heard the first Oh pardon me for having brought thee here! blast of Orlando's horn, and, startled at

“ Where is the faith, my son, I bade thee the summons, was about to order his

prove, troops to march to his assistance: but the traitor Gano, who rejoiced inwardly

The pledge in happier days receiv'd and

giv'n? at the work of death which he perceived Oh shade ador'd! if ought of human love, had commenced, persuaded bim that it

Or human pity may survive in heav'n, was but a huntiny-party among the inoun Restore to me, from thy blest seat above, tains. Al the third blast, however, the As the sweet token of offence forgiv'n, emperor knew that it was Orlando's horn, That sword with which I made thee knight and that the sound was that of distress

and count, and danger. Suspicion of treachery at

Ev'n as thou erst didst swear at Aspramount !" length possessed him too late, and he caused the wicked Maganzese to be put

It was Heaven's will, that, at his sovereign's

word, in irons, while he hastened, with his few

Orlando's body rose from earth once more, remaining Paladins, to Roncesvalles. The And knelt before his ancient hing and lord, sun stood still in the heavens for a day With courtly reverence, as in days of yore; and a night, to allow his arrival at the Stretch'd forth his hand, and render'd back fatal place without delay. He was met

the sword, on the road by Terigi, who intorined him (The same he held in Aspramount be. of the sad catastrophe that had taken fore) place; and soon afier, from the sur Then, with a smile, to heav'n the spirit fled; rounding heights, they beheld the field of The corpse fell back, and lay for ever dead. Roncesvalles covered with ghastly heaps O'er Charles's limbs a sudden tremour ran, of dead and dying.

Something betwcen a thrilling awe and love;

By his cold hand he grasp'd the dying man, When Charles beheld that field of blood, he And felt assurd o: happier lite above;

A holy horrour every breast yegan His eyes tow'rds Roncesvalles; and ex.

To seize; and ev'n Rinaldo's heart to prove claim'd,

The pow'r of fear; while, humbly kneeling

round, The original has a beautiful thought They kiss'd with bended face the sacred which it is ditficult to express in translation.

ground.

St. 201. The angels were known, it says, by the This truly romantic miracle was foltrembling of their wings.

lowed by another no less extraordinary. Cantar

Charles prayed for power to distinguishi, Sentitu fu degli angeli solenne,

among the heaps of slain, the Christian Che si cognoble al tremolar le penne. from the Pagan dead; and un bis return It is also much more particular in its ac

to the field he found that his prayer had count of the celestial psalmody. For instance, been heard. The Pagans all lay ilat on the “Te Deum" was not the only anthem their faces; the Christians with their eyes performed. They also sung “In Exitu Israël." turned upwards to heavenl. On the late

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ter all the rites of sepulture were be- thing certain was ever heard of him afterstowed with all the lovours of martyrs. warda Astolpho was sent to England, and Oli One more passage shall conclude our ver to Burgundy, to be interred in their extracts from, and remarks upon, the native countries; and the corpse of Or- present work. All France lamented her lando was conveyed to Aix-la-Chapelle, champions, and wore an universal mouraand there deposited with great pomp and ing, when his body was entombed. reverence in the royal sepulchre. The But more than all the beauteous Alda mourn'd remainder of the poem consists of the Her much-lov'd lord and brother on the signal vengeance which was taken by Charles and Rinaldo for the massacre of “ Ye happy souls, to kindred heav'n return'd, Roncesvalles. Gano paid the forfeit of Have left me, all alone and widow'd here, his many crimes by an ignominious and Me, ance the happiest wife on earth, adarn'd dreadful death; and Marsilius, after see

With all that heav'n approves, and earth ing his territories wasted, and his crown

holds dear; ravished from his brows, was hanged (by That ever mounted steed, or dard the fight.

Blest with the love of the most aoble knight a just and extraordinary retribution) on the very carob-tree under which he had «Oh my lov'd father, brother, lord, farewell ! first plotted the destruction of Orlando,

I never shall behold thy like again, Rinaldo felt his ancient love for Luciana So formd in camps and cities to excell, rekindled, and, by his espousals with her constant in life and death, thy Aldabeile

So mild in peace, so dreadful on the plain! shortly after, became heir of the crown

Swears, by those bones interr'd at Aquis. of Spain; but, unused to an inactive life,

grane, * he quitted, in an advanced age, the peace- Those tender arms that orce encircled thee, ful residence of a court, and set out in Shall never to another wedded be!" quest of new adventures. It is believed

C. 27. Sr. 91&. that he sailed westward in search of the new hemisphere which had formerly been Aquisgrana, the antique, or romantic, described to him by Astaroth ; but no- appellation for Aix-la-Chapelle.

The Binder is requested to place the Plate of the Effects of the grcat Earthquake in Calabria, opposite

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PAGE.

PAGE
ABACUS, of the Chinese
529 | Arthur, king, account of

535
Abdication, on the word

447 Aris, monthly retrospect of the 74, 173,
Academy, exhibition of the royal 483

270, 586
Accents, on the Greek
31, 116 on the ultimate prospect of the

107
Accidents

91, 84, 195, 497 ...., proceedings of the society of 254, 367
Achilles, description of a statue of 486 | Asthma, on the treatment of

471
Acids, experiments on

591 | Astrometer, description of an
Adkin, Dr. account of

298 Atmosphere, on correcting the anomalies
Æneid, critical view of the

544
of the

314
Africa, on the interior regions of 72, 592

on the phenomena of the 875
Affairs, state of public 81, 177, 279, 384,

variations of the

448
487, 595 | Austria, state of

583
Afret, definition of the word
645 Bachmeister, M. account of

304
Agricultural reports 103, 201, 306, 407, Baden, regulation of the press at 584
511, 617 Bamborough castle, charity at

91
.., act, a curious

191 | Bangor ferry, plan for a mail road at 143
Agricultural society, (Cleveland) report Bank notes, amount of

407
of

291 Bankruptcies, list of 79, 189, 273, 383, 493,
Norfolk
296

593
Leicestershire $99 Barometer, description of a marine 159
.., Tyne side

499 Barry, Mr. sale of the pictures of 378
...., Hertfordshire 61 Bartlett, Mr. on the hydrophobia 145
...., surveys, account of 468 | Bartoluzzi, account of

379
Agriculture, experiments in

71 Batavia, population of the city of
, improvements in, 254 Bath penitentiary, address on the 199
....., on the board of
468 • , public brewery ac

2:9
Albino, description of an

584 Bears, two new species of
Albumen, properties of

72 Bedford, population of
Alexandria, capture of

595

castle, site of
Alkalies, experiments on

591

on the estates of the duke of ib.
Alten, in the frozen ocean, account of 547 Beet root, of extracting sugar from 71
Alum, of imitating Roman
478 Beli, Rev. Mr account of

292
America, discoveries in
14, 124 Jobn; character of

383
.., commercial treaty with 102 Bellevue, Mr on the earthquake in Cala-
..., State of affairs in

82 bria
a tour in

117, 237, 532 Bell-rock, a light-house erecting on the 607
new name for

242 | Belsham, Nr on the Magna Britannia
statistical view of

269
......, rep.y to

340
refuses to ratify the treaty

his explanation

416
with England

406 Ferthier's narrative, character of 194
::..., on the farmers of
553 Bervick's memoirs, observation on

120
And-irons, definition of
645 Betterton, account of

461
Andreossi's, general, observations on his. Bile, a saccharine matter in

289
torians
19, 120 Bingley, Mr. on apes and monkies

127
Anglo-Saxons, their settlement in Britain 555

., on lecches

$20
Animals, on inhumanity to

438 | Binomial theorem, algebraical proof of
Antiquarian society, proceedings of the 257 the

216
Antiquary, the

317, 136 Binstead, in the Isle of Wight, described 427
Antiquities, accounts of 70, 72, 86, 100, 101, Biograpbia Bitannica, authors of the 462

198, 582, 585 Biography, articles of neglect d
Antonio, king of Portugal, account of 423 Birmingham, new dispensary at

96
Apes, the stratagems of

127

.., report of the guardians of
Apple-trees, mode of clearing insects from 145 the poor at

609
Apples, on the strength of the juice of 193 Black, a new method of dyeing

267
Apprentices tu the weaving business, on 133 Blind, state of the school for the indigent 184
Argyle-street, grand institution in 85 Blind man, interesting account oi a 533
Arragonite, composition of
592 | Bloomsbury, improvements in

40
Army, estimate of the expences of the 487 Blowpipe, description of a new

301

..

ment

-, reply to

Bonchurch, in the Isle of Wight, de Chiddingley church, account of
scribed
428 Children, on the treatment of

176
Bond, Mr. account of
605 Chimnies, antiquity of

436
Bone, Mr. on the monopoly of farms

333 China, voyage to

336, 419,598
Buok-binding, improvements in 258 Chivers, Mr. death and character of 185
..., a new cutting-press for 256 Chrome in meteoric stones

475
Books, account of ancient 317, 553 Chronicles, publication of ancient 264, 376
Boots, composition for polishing 552 Chudleigh, great fire at

615
Botanical information
552 Cider, on the strength of

195
Bourut's memoirs, character of

123 Cinnamon, on the cultivation of 105
Braganza, account of Don Juan de 201 Clark, John, account of
Bramble, the, a poem

641 Cleveland agricultural society, proceed-
Brantome, his character

120 ings of the
Brighthelmstone, antiquities found at 198 Cloth, improvement in making
...., free school at

298 ...., new method of dyeing
Bristol, Samaritan society at
507 Clouds, on the formation of

375
British institution, account of the 173 Cloves, on the cultivation of

106
gallery, exhibition of the 270 Coals, improvements in measuring 171
Britons, origin of the early
257 ...., gas obtained from pit

67
Bucer, defence of Martin

418
:., a new mine of

990
Buenos Ayres, captures of 82, 102 Coal-mines, mode of airing

499
Bullocks, weight of
165 Coffee, properties of

203
Buonaparte, gross instances of flattery to 1-40 Cogan, Dr. his invention of a drag 307
Burrough, Rev. Mr. account of 609 Coghlan, J. account of

987
Burton, J. inquiry concerning

361 Coimbra, account of the library at 586
Cadogan, earl, account of

389 Coins, discovery of ancient 86, 100, 101, 613
Cachalot, description of the

375 Colbert, character of
Calabria, earthquake in

25 Colchester Castle, description of
Calcott, Ds, on the Stanhope tempera Cole, T.R, account of

112, 315 Collett, Mr. on the new parochial bill 529
137 Collins, the poet, epitaph on

463
on the oratorio of Joseph 557 Commercial reports, 102, 201, 505, 406,
Cambridge, prize questions at 98, 296, 611

509, 616
censured
110 Compass, origin of the

209
Canal shares, prices of 103, 201, 306, 107, Congreve, orginal verses by

S.9
511, 617 Consumption, observations on 78, 492
Canterbury hospital, state of
99 Contagion, method of correcting

478
Canton, description of
421, 529 Convulsions, remedy for

563
Carbery, lord, account of
303 Coombe, T. account of

83
Carbonates, on the earthy

59 Cordage, improved mode of making 466
Carlisle, new market at

92 Cork, literary and scientific institution at 164
coal mine near
290 Corn, how to keep crows from

316
high price of coals at
606 Cornwall, state of the mines in

201
Carmarthen, improvements at

300 Correspondents, ta 104, 204, 508, 408
Carpets, new method of making 575 Corrie, R. account of

603
Carr, J. account of

291 Cotton, a new black dye for
Dr, account of

611
importation of

509, 616
Carriages, on impeding the velocity of 556 County surveys, account of

408
Carrots, great produce of

191 Cowdery, Mr. on the state of Tripoli
...., expence of cultivating 954 Cows, on feeding them in winter
Catherine, wife of Charles II account of 622 Cripplegare, anecdote concerning
Casaubon, Meric, account of
462 | Crocodile, on the teeth of the

375
Cattle, account of prize
36 Cromwell, Richard, letter of

616
on impounding
227 Crows, how to keep corn from

316
shew of, at Chelmsford
612 Curaçua, capture of

181
...-, sold in Smithfield, number of

165 Curvilinear saw, invention of the 250
Celts, discovery of

1-8 Curwen, Mr. his agricultural improve-
Charcoal, new mode of making

167
Charity children, on the annual mecting Cutaneous affections, method of treating 979
of the

554 Dale, Mr character of
Charlton, Mr. ac ount of

400 Damp walis, method of curing
Charters, ancient method of ratifying 46+ anell, Mr, character of
Chelmsford, shew of cattle at

612 | Dantziu, description of
Chesnuts, use of horse

32 | Dardanelles, failure in the attempt on the 487
Chess, account of an ancient book on 464 Davis, Mr. W. character of
Chester, curiosity at

198 Dawson, Mr. account of
..., singular custom at

435 Days, on good and evil
Chesterfield canal, income of

293 Deat and duınlı, on the education of the $39

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