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Of assured reality,

Than was left by Phantasy
Stamp'd and colour'd on my sprite
In a dream of yesternight.

In a bark, methought, lone steering,
I was cast on Ocean's strife;
This, 'twas whisper'd in my hearing,
Meant the sea of Life.

Sad regrets from past existence

Came, like gales of chilling breath;
Shadow'd in the forward distance
Lay the land of Death.

Now seeming more, now less remote,
On that dim-seen shore, methought
I beheld two hands a space
Slow unshroud a spectre's face;
And my flesh's hair upstood-
'Twas mine own similitude.

But my soul revived at seeing
Ocean, like an emerald spark,
Kindle, while an air-dropt being
Smiling steer'd my bark.
Heaven-like-yet he look'd as human
As supernal beauty can,
More compassionate than woman,
Lordly more than man.

And as some sweet clarion's breath
Stirs the soldier's scorn of death-

So his accents bade me brook
The spectre's eyes of icy look,
Till it shut them-turn'd its head,
Like a beaten foe, and fled.

“Types not this,” I said, “fair Spirit'
That my death-hour is not come ?
Say, what days shall I inherit?—
Tell my soul their sum."

"No," he said, "yon phantom's aspect,
Trust me, would appal thee worse,
Held in clearly-measured prospect :—
Ask not for a curse!

Make not, for I overhear

Thine unspoken thoughts as clear

As thy mortal ear could catch

The close-brought tickings of a watch

Make not the untold request

That's now revolving in thy breast.

""Tis to live again, remeasuring
Youth's years, like a scene rehearsed,
In thy second life-time treasuring
Knowledge from the first.

Hast thou felt, poor self-deceiver !
Life's career so void of pain,
As to wish its fitful fever
New begun again?

Could experience, ten times thine,
Pain from Being disentwine-
Threads by Fate together spun?

Could thy flight heaven's lightning shun?
No, nor could thy foresight's glance

'Scape the myriad shafts of Chance.

"Would'st thou bear again Love's trouble-
Friendship's death-dissevered ties;
Toil to grasp or miss the bubble
Of Ambition's prize?

Say thy life's new-guided action

Flow'd from Virtue's fairest springs-
Still, would Envy and Detraction
Double not their stings?

Worth itself is but a charter

To be mankind's distinguished martyr."
-I caught the moral, and cried, "Hail,
Spirit! let us onward sail

Envying, fearing, hating none,

Guardian Spirit, steer me on!"

THE TEMPLE OF VESTA.

Newdigate Prize Poem for 1825.

By RICHARD CLARKE SEWELL, of Magdalen College, Oxford.

THE dark pine waves on Tiber's classic steep,
From rock to rock the headlong waters leap,
Tossing their foam on high, till leaf and flower
Glitter, like emeralds, in the sparkling shower:
Lovely-but lovelier from the charms that glow
Where Latium spreads her purple vales below;
The olive, smiling on the sunny hill,
The golden orchard, and the ductile rill,
the spring clear-bubbling in its rocky font,
The moss-grown cave, the Naiad's fabled haunt,
And, far as eye can strain, yon shadowy dome,
The glory of the earth, Eternal Rome.

This, this was Vesta's seat-sublime, alone,
The mountain crag appear'd her Virgin throne,
In all the majesty of Goddess might,

Fann'd by pure gales, and bathed in cloudless light;
Her's was the dash of Anio's sacred tide,

The flame from Heaven's ethereal fount supplied,
And the young forms that trod the marble shrine,
For earth too fair, for mortal too divine.

And, lo! where still ten circling columns rise
High o'er the arching spray's prismatic dyes,
Touch'd, but not marr'd-as time had paused to spare
The wreaths that bloom in lingering beauty there—
E'en where each mouldering wreck might seem to mourn
Her rifted shaft, her lov'd acanthus torn,

Nature's wild flowers in silent sorrows wave
Their votive sweets o'er Art's neglected grave.

But ye who sleep the calm and dreamless sleep,
Where joy forgets to smile, and woe to weep,
For you, blest maids, a long and last repose,
Has still'd each pulse that throbs, each vein that glows;
For oft, too oft, the white and spotless vest
Conceal'd a bleeding heart, an aching breast;
Hope, that with cold despair held feeble strife,
And love that parted but with parting life;
Still would the cheek with human passion burn,
Still would the heart to fond remembrance turn,
Vow all itself to Heaven, but vow in vain,
Sigh for its thoughts, yet sigh to think again.

And thou, Immortal Bard, whose sweetest lays
Were hymn'd in rapture to thy Tiber's praise,
What, though no more the listening vales prolong
The playful echoes of thy Sabine song;

Weep not her olive-groves' deserted shade,

Her princely halls, in silent ruin laid,

Her altars mouldering on a nameless hill-
There all is beauty, all is glory still;

Flowers-yet more bright than Roman maiden wreath'd;
Prayers-yet more pure than virgin priestess breathed ;
A fane-more noble than the vestal trod-

The Christian's temple, to the Christian's God!

INDEL

INDEX.

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[N. B. The figures with crotchets refer to the History; those with a to the
Appendix to Chronicle, &c.; and the others to the Chronicle.]

ABOLITION of Slavery, treaty with Brazil
for, 72*
Accidents: explosion of Mr. Brock's
firework manufactory, Whitechapel, 123
-breaking of a bridge at the launch of
the princess Charlotte, Portsmouth, 129;
fall of a rock at Carvalinho, Portugal,
135; fall of a bridge at Nienburg, 169
Adams, Mr., chosen president of the
United States, [195]; his inaugural
address, 109*

Adultery: case of an offender being shot
by the husband, 28; laws against, in
Siam, 220

Africa, see Sierra Leone, Sherbro, Tri-
poli 226; Clapperton and Denham's
account of the interior, 254*
Agriculture and Botany, 262*
Alexander, Emperor; proclamation to the
Polish diet, [156]; his illness, [157] ;
death, [158]; character, ib.
America, North; dreadful fire at Mirami-
chi, New Brunswick, 135, 173; Rules
of the Equity courts, United States,
136; church establishment and mis-
sionaries, 47 ; See Canada, United
States.

America, South; Recognition of the inde-
pendence of Buenos Ayres Colombia,
and Mexico, [14]; confederation of the
United Provinces of Rio de la Plata,
[212]; national army, [213]; insur-
rections at Cordova, San Juan, ib.
congress of Panama [214]; letter from
Mr. Canning to the Chevalier de los
Rios, relative to the conduct of Great
Britain toward the Spanish colonies,
51*; mines, 285*; See Brazil, Colombia,
Peru, Rio de la Plata.
Amiens, a parricide executed at, 64
Anatomical invention 245

Andrews, Dr., dean of Canterbury, death
of, 254

Animal ingrafting, experiments of, 246*
Antique coins, forgery of, 104

Antiquities: excavations at Pompeii, 122;

Roman boat discovered at Glasgow, 279*

Army; regulation for the sale and pur-
chase of commissions, 57
Army of the United States, 1
Arracan, taken by Gen. Morrison, [136]
Assassination at Chartres, 28
Assassins executed at Naples, 55
Assizes and Sessions: Antrim.-Jones v.
0Hara, 22

Bridgewater; Hannah Taunton, kil-
ling her husband, 117

Bucks ; Charles Lynn, murder of Abra-
ham Hogg, 3*

Cork; A. Keefe and Thomas Bourke,
murder of the Franks family, 31*
Derby; G. Bally, rape, 37
Kilkenny; Farley v. J. T. Haydon,
libel, 20

Lancaster; W. Cherry, rape, 39
Leicester; Hannah Read, murder of
her husband, 112

Limerick; Patrick Cusack, Eleanor
Ryan, &c., murder, 23

Lincoln; R. Maydwell, murder, 37
Maidstone; Poolly v. Pybus, for a mali-

cious commission of bankruptcy, 46
Old Bailey; C. Wood, rape, 5; John
Palin, stealing four £1000 bank
notes, 151

Sussex; G. and E. Daw, murder, 41; C.
Holder and D. Gardiner, threatening
letter, 5*

Westminster Sessions, J. G. Muirhead,
misdemeanor, 139; Robert Charles,
assault and attempt to violate, 145
Astronomy, &c. 251*
Avalanche, fortunate escape from, 1; five
men killed by, near Morsine, 53
Aurora Borealis, 258*

Australia, new settlement in, 83
Austria: emperor's speech to the Hunga--
rian diet, 92*

Autographs, at sale of Boswell's Library, 81
Ayr Steam-boat, Comet run down by, 142;
trial of the master, &c. 174; liberation
of ditto, 184

Baden, speech of the Grand duke to the

states, [154]; suspension of the new
tariff, urged by Switzerland, [155]
Bailey, Mr. P., his tragedy of Orestes in
Argos, 54

Baker, Francis, murdered by I. B. Desha,
son of the governor of Kentucky, 18
Balcarras, earl, death of, 237

Banda Oriental, province of, rendered in-
dependent of Brazil, [178]
Bankrupt laws, consolidation of, [88]
Bankruptcy, case of maliciously suing a
commission of, 46

Bankrupts number of, 333; severe re-
gulation against, in Germany, 17
Banks, failures of, and list of those which
failed, &c. [123]

Barber, singular imposition practised by
one, 33

Barne, Miles, death of, 280

-Snowden, ditto, 266

Baron of Renfrew, wreck of the, 142
Barry, Redmond, brother of the painter,
death of, 85

-Dr., theory of the circulation of
the blood, 246*

Bavaria, death of the king of, [154]
Bay of Biscay, the destruction of the Kent
Indiaman, by fire, 22

Beere, Mr., action against lord Donough-
more, 35

Berkeley, colonel, his assault on Mr.
Judge, editor of the Cheltenham Journal,

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execution of insurgents, ib.; unconstitu-
tional administration of the emperor,
ib.; servile addresses to him, [176]; the
province of Chiquitos seeks protection
from Brazil, against Peru, [177]; revolt
of Fructuoso Rivera, [178]; he and La-
valleja liberate Banda Oriental from the
Brazilian yoke, ib.; Lavalleja's victory
over the Imperialists, [179]; treaties
for the abolition of Slavery, 72°; do. re-
specting commerce, 75° ; treaty between
the emperor and the king of Portugal,
105; communication from the minis.
ter for foreign affairs, of Rio de la
Plata, 105*

Brazilian topazes, sold by a French
jeweller for diamonds, 103
Bridge, the new London, 86

Bridge, suspension one, of eane, at Ally-
pore, 267*

Brookes, Mr., assault upon, 172
Brougham, Mr., speech on the address at
opening of the session, [8]; presents a
petition from the members of the Ca-
tholic Association, [40]; motion in be-
half of ditto, [41]; publie dinner given
to him at Edinburgh, 42; his intem-
perate speech on that occasion, 43
Brussels, church struck by lightning, 99
Buenos Ayres, recognition of indepen-

dence of, [14]; revolt of Lavalleja and
Rivera against Brazil, [178]; authority
committed to Buenos Ayres by the
South American congress, [12]
Burdett, sir F., Catholic petition presented
by, [46]; resolutions moved by, in the
committee on the Catbolic claims, [51];
Catholic Relief bill introduced by, [59];
motion respecting the court of Chan-
cery, [85]; reflections upon lord Liver-
pool's conduct with regard to the Ca-
tholic question, [79]; Roman Catholic
Relief bill 34"

Burmese war, [124]; the fort of Syriam

taken by the British, ib. ; proclaisation
by sir A. Campbell, [125]; attack on
Donabew, [128]; capture of ditto,
[130]; articles of cessation of hostilities
[131]

Burying alive, horrible instance of, 133
Butcher's Meat, prices of, 335

Calcutta, Bishop's College, 46*; mission-

aries, 48*

Campbell, col., of Glenlyon, death of, and
singular anecdote respecting, 276
sir Archibald, operation in the
East Indies, [124]

T., Stanzas to the Memory of
the Spanish Patriots, &c., 287*; Song
of the Greeks, 288*; Dream, 289*

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