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together, increases its strength, and gives The most rapid rivers, on which only a it greater consistency and unity of action. solitary boat was here and there placed It is now nearly, {wenty years since the for the convenience of crossing, have now agency of steain was applied to naviga. become the active scenes of intercourse tion, and every one is acquainted with the and trade; they are covered with large new and wonderful facilities which this vessels, crowded with passengers on pleadiscovery has opened up for the trade and sure or on business, which, by the powerintercourse of the country, and with the ful aid of steam, resist the current, and remarkable changes which it has actually force their way with ease through the effected, wherever any communication by opposing waters.

Steam-boats of every sea, river, or canal, has permitted it to description, and on the most improved extend its influence. From the earliest models, ply on all the great rivers of the times, mankind have been baffled by the United States; the voyaye from New uncertain elements of the winds and waves, Orleans to Pittsburgh, which formerly by these a barrier was raised to the pro- occupied four months, is accomplishea gress of navigation, which the boasted with ease in fifteen or twenty days, and improvements of modern times were never at the rate of not less than five miles an able to overcome ; and the proverbial hour. Steam-boats have begun to ply uncertainly of a sea-voyage continued on the Ganges, and in other parts of the accordingly to be ranked ainong the irre. East. On the rivers, lakes, inlets, as well mediable evils of life. Hence it was, that as the narrow seas of Europe, they are when a voyage of a few miles might be every where to be seen ; and in the inprotracted to several days, those greatterior navigation of our own country, rivers and inlets of the sea which penetrate they have already superseded the use of far into the land, instead of being of un

all other vessels, The intercourse of rivalled utility to commerce, formed rather Great Britain with Ireland, as well as with a drawback, in many cases, on our in, France, where the two countries are conternal communications ; while, with re- tiguous, is also chiefly carried on by these spect to rivers, no attempt could be made, conveyances; on the western shores of with the least advantage, to navigate them Scotland, which are intersected through against the stream. We possessed no their whole extent by a series of deep inpower which could accomplish this object. lets, or lochs, as they are termed, the The use of a river, as an instrument of advantages of steam navigation have been internal intercourse, was, in consequence, wonderfully exemplified, and a complete much limited ; and no craft were ever change has, in consequence, been effected found to ply on any of the great streams, in the aspect of the country, and in the because they could only make their way habits and intercourse of the people. s, . in one direction. They were useless ex Such are the advantages which, in the cept for this single purpose ; and, in all course of a very few years, have been countries, the water communications were, actually realised by the application of in a manner, mutilated and imperfect. steam to the purposes of navigation ; and As an example of the difficulties of inter- the important question remains to be nal navigation, it may be mentioned that, considered, how far the same power may on the great river Mississippi, which flows be employed in impelling carriages by at the rate of five or six miles an hour, it land.

Quar. Rev. was the practice of a certain class of boat

THE SONG OF THE OCEAN KING, men, who brought down the produce of

For the Olio, the interior to New Orleans, to break up their boats, sell the timber, and afterwards My kingdom is the wide wide sea, return home slowly by land; and a voyage The starry skies my crowa, up the river from New Orleans to Pills

And here I sit from thraldom free burgh, a distance of about 2000 miles, No Charter'd slave to crtage and cower

Upon my billowy throne : could hardly be accomplished, with the To liege or lord am I; most laborious efforts, within a period of while I can wield mine own good sword, four months. But the uncertain and

The boidest I defy. limited influence, both of the wind and I envy not the landsman's life, lide, is now superseded by a new agent,

His joys are nought to me, which, in power far surpassing the raging

'Tis my delight 'mid yelling blasts

To rule my subject sea;
torrent, is yet perfectly inanageable, and To guide niy wild barque o'er the flood
acts with equal icacy in any direction. When lightnings blaze around,
The practical effects of this great discovery And plunge my biting exe in blood,
have been truly astonishing.

While clang of arms resound.

When loudly o'er the ocean riogs voyages, which were formerly tedious

The clang of Gife aud drum, and uncertain, can now be performed

And many a brave heart's death knell rings with all the expedition of land journies. The booming signal gun,

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And swords are clashing wild and loud were victims to this fatal legacy. Out of Where death and tumult lies,

uy sight! Away, wretch!” Triumphant o'er the slaughtering crowd

** What does all this mean ?" 'exclaimThe Sea King's banner dies.

ed the soldier, with astonishment. And when this arm shall nerveless fall

Ask your own vile heart !" replied Before the victor's sling,

De Castellon. « It seemed to me beyond The deep sea wave shall be my pall, The surge my knell shall ring;

the usual chances of war that three sons For ne'er 1 ween in earthly tomb

should fall in one battle. But Would corse of Sea King rest,

tell us how it was ; you could describe 'Twould ne'er repose lest the ocean wave Roll foaming o'er his breast.

their last agonies, and have now come to reap the reward of your treachery !".

De Lancey for a moment stood petrified.

It was but a moment,
For the Olio.

“ Old man,” said he, "

were you my When Evening flings her rosy rays

equal in age, or were you any other than O'er hillock, tower and tree,

you are-but I do wrong to reply. FareAnd Night her sable flag displays,

well ! we meet no more.” I'll think, my love, of thee.

Alice had repaired to a little arbour that

her lover bad reared for her, and that was When Nature slowly sinks to sleep, And dew-drops deck the tree,

already covered with the quick springing And twinkling stars begin to peep, vines of a luxuriant climate, to await the I'll think, my love, of thee.

success of his communication. Many a

foreboding doubt assailed her mind when At twilight, when the elfin fire Comes dancing o'er the lea,

she cast her eye upon his agitated counAnd glow-worms glisten in the briar, tenance. I'll haste, my love, to thee, TF,

I come,” said he, “ to take leave of

you for ever." THE CONSCRIPT BROTHERS : It was in vain that Alice entreated him

to delay his departure from the village. A TALE OF WATERLOO,

My father may relent,” said she. Concluded.

But he was resolute.

“ Had it been common reluctance," he With the confidence of a warm and replied, " I would have borne with it. I generous heart, De Lancey repaired to De would have crouched like a slave for your Castellon with the sealed letter in his hand. sake; but to be suspected of the basest of He took it and read it through, then turn crimes ! Alice, I wish not to shock you ed a steady eye on the soldier.

by repeating what has passed. If your “Why have you not delivered this be- father tells you, I shall be justified in fore ?" said he.

your opinion. Farewell ! dearest arid “ My motives," replied De Lancey, best ; henceforth this world is a wildermay not have justified this delay ; but ness to me. I care not which way I steer I knew the contents of the letter, and I my course. With anguish I speak itknew, also, that I had no right to expect we can meet no more. from you the same confidence in a stran

Bitter, indeed, was the parting. For ger that your cons hsd felt."

the first time the hitherto happy Fortuna" And what has now altered the case ?” tus felt the true pang of sorrow. The said the father.

tenderness of friendship had refined and The soldier blushed deeply ; I don't softened his heart, and given it an unknow why I should hesitate to speak,” wonted susceptibility. Till now he had said he. “ It is the confidence your met the evils of life with an unsubdued daughter has placed in me. She has per spirit. He had faced danger and death *mitted me to ask your consent to our in every form; but the tears that he drew union. I have something to begin the from Alice, and the affection he had world with. I have health and activity. awakened in her bosom, were spells that I will serve you with the fidelity and affec- changed the life current of his heart. tion of a son, and if, as it may be in the With slow and lingering steps he quitcommon course of nature, Alice should ted the village, wholly unlike the being be left alone with me, I will shield her that had entered it three months before, from every evil.”

and inquired for the house of De Castelo The eagerness with which he spoke had lon. Where was now his new born erprevented his attending to the emotions thusiasm for every -object in nature ? ihat were struggling in the old man's With a listless step he trod on the sweet countenance,

scented wild flowers as if they were the At length he exclaimed, " I see it all. dry and worthless leaves of autumn. He I ain no longer a dupe. My poor boys realized, as many have done before, that

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it is the light of the mind that throws over beside her mother's grave, and have nature her verdant and prismatic hues ; strewed on her own, as was the custom of that gives to the music of the birds its the village, a few emblematic flowers as a sound of gladness; to the lofty cataract token that the lowly tenant had died in its thunder of eloquence, and to the mur • single blessedness.' muring waterfall its sweet, low notes of The internal arrangements of the cotsympathy.

tage retained all their comfort and neatIt was not, however, in the constitution ness; for though Alice had lost some of of the soldier to cherish melancholy. the superfluous activity of youth, enough When he first quitted the village, with his remained for all the useful purposes of heart swelling with anguish, and his head life ; but the external appearance had throbbing with indignation, he felt as if gradually changed. The hedges were all ties were broken with the human race, untrimmed, and implements of agriculture but, as he walked slowly on, his pulse lay unsheltered on the greensward before beat more temperately. By degrees he the door. The hills and pastures were no answered with something like gaiety to longer crowned with luxuriance. All the gree:ing of the peasants, who accost- looked as if the master's hand was wanted him as he passed. The feeling of mor- ing. tification, which the horrible suspicions of It was a cold evening in November, De Castellon had engendered, began to that Alice and her father were seated by dissipate.

the fire. There was an air of comfort in “He is an old man,” said he, “ blast- the little apartment that female ingenuity ed and withered by the breath of heaven. knows well how, to give. The floor was I will think of him no more. But Alice! covered with a carpet of her own manumay I perish if I forget thee !"

facture and her father's arm-chair had For his future lot he had no anxiety. been stuffed and rendered commodious by With his sword he knew he could carve her own contrivance, There was the de. out a living, but the same sentiment came bility of age and sickness in his appearover him that had operated with so many ance, and a crutch lay beside him. Alice of Napoleon's soldiers --" Wherefore read aloud or worked, alternately, as best should we fight? We have no Emperor suited her father. She had just iaken her 10 fight for !" and he resolved to quit book when the sound of wheels stopping France, and seek his fortune elsewhere. at the door arrested their attention. A There is an energy, a feeling of resource, man hastily entered, and stood for a mo

of mental power, that is invincible. He ment gazing at the inhabitants ;-—then, " who is born with the determination to rushing forward, he knelt before the old

succeed, will realize that “nothing is man, exclaiming, “ My father ! my fa. impossible.”

ther!” Love, with men, is a recreation and a De Castellon was bewildered, but not passion. With women, it becomes a part so Alice.

“ It is my brother !” she exof their existence. Let not her, who has claimed, and hung upon his neck. When once given herself up to its reveries, hope the father began to comprehend the scene, to break the spell that is wound around that it was, indeed, Philip restored to him, her. Sickness, poverty, and age, may, he enquired for Conrad and Edward. to the eyes of others, render the object The countenance of Philip changed, worthless ; but the sensibility of woman and he said, " I only am left to tell you.' possesses an alchemy that turns all to gold. In the same expressive language the father It is in vain for friends to reason, for the replied, “Now, then, let me die, since I. world to scoff_her destiny is to love on.

have seen the face of my son !" Years had passed away.

The head of Providence has wisely decreed that the the old De Castellon was white with time. sensibilities of life should be blunted by The youthful and girlish figure of Alice age, and the effervescence of feeling pass had assumed the serious and maidenly de- away. The old man became calm, and at portment of maturer life. Yet any one his usual hour desired Alice to read a chapmight have seen that the rose on her cheek ter in the Bible. Amid tears and sobs she had withered before its time. A paleness read aloud, but every word called forth had settled there, but it was the complex- the bursting emotions of her heart, and ion of sentiment and thought; there was her soul was kindled by living fire from nothing of the sickly hue of melancholy. the altar. When she ceased, a low, ferHer cousin Pierre had many times re vent prayer from the lips of the father newed his suit, and at last had consoled followed, and then Alice performed her himself with a less cruel fair one. All usual office of putting him to bed, and Alice had asked of her father was to take was again at liberty to throw herself into care of him, to be the comfort of his old the arms of her brother. Their conver. age, and when that was past, to lay down sation was long and deeply interesting,

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He told her that after the battle of Wa- turned the visit, for I called to see her on terloo he was conveyed among the wound my way bere, and informed her that I was ed to a small farm house, and found that alive and well,' his life was considered worth preserving “! I see," said Alice, smiling, :“ you by the English, among whom he now were right. A man may love his miswas; that when sufficiently recovered he treşs next to his country, and his honour was put on board a small vessel bound before father or sister.

But tell me, my for the West Indies; that they were taken dear brother, how could you remain so by Spanish pirates, and himself with three long in a strange country, 'away from others put on shore on the coast of South us, and not send us word you were livAmerica ; that he had earned by daily la. ing." bour a pittance that kept him from starv. ** As to remaining there," said Philip, ing, but he had still to contend with weak " there was not much choice in the bu. ness and depression. “ But now," con- siness. I was taken up on suspicion, and tinued he, 6. Alice, comes the best part had to work with a chain round my leg ; of my story, I was one day working on and what good would it have done you the wharf, when a vessel arrived, and a to know the miserable condition of your young man sprung on shore, that I imme, brother ? After the arrival of De Landiately recoguised as a fellow soldier at cey, his plan was best, that we should rethe battle of Waterloo.”

turn together as soon as he had accomHe stopped and looked earnestly at plished the object of his voyage."

the blood rushed to her cheeks. It was not difficult for the young peoYes, sister," said he, fully compre, ple to persuade the father, humbled as he hending her emotion," it was our friend was by years, infirmities, and sorrows, Fortunatus. I learnt from him all that how much he had mistaken the character had passed. From this moment I felt new of the soldier. An acknowledgment was energy; my whole nature was changed. all that De Lancey asked, and it was no He loaded me with kinduess. You know sooner sent than he hastened to the spot. his happy faculty of making friends. There is little more to add, He purchased Several of the officers, who had quitted a neat cottage about half a mile from France and repaired to this country, re the family mannon. It was arranged with cognised the brave and warm hearted sol- simplicity and good taste. The same dier. Fortune showered her gifts upon marriage ceremony united Lucile and Pbihim, and at the end of three years after lip, and De Lancey and Alice; but their our first meeting we have returned once residence was changed. Alice resigned more; I with little more than I carried her station, to Lucile, and removed to the with me ; but my companion rich enough home her husband had prepared for her. to purchase our whole estate, which, as The two cottages may yet be seen emit proved, we unfortunately bequeathed to howered in honeysuckle and grape vines. him.'

Before the doors are often sporting rosy “ Then he is in France ?" said Alice, faced children, and Alice has given to her faintly.

two eldest boys, Conrad and Edward, the “ He is,” replied Philip, “ and he names of her Conscript Brothers. loves you as weil as I can see you do

The Legendary. him

; but he will not come here. He eannot forgive my father for his horrible suspicion.'

Fine Arts. 16 Then he does not love as I do," said Alice, ingenuously,


or all would be forgiven.” No, Alice,” replied Philip,

For the Olio, never love as women do. They have various motives which operale; but next The seventh exhibition of this Society to his couutry and his honour, a man has just opened, with a display upon the may love his mistress."

whole creditable to the progress of the art, I am afraid you have forgotten poor and gratifying to the lovers and patrons of Lucine,” said Alice, reproachfully. it. During the'six years' existence of this

Perhaps she has forgotten me,' re. Institution, among its annual exhibitors plied Philip.

only one R. A. has appeared, and he, « Oh ! no !" said Alice, “it was but one who disowns the Academy, and who the other day she came up here and sat says none can paint like himself! Northdown by your grave stone, and wept bit cote, though not the best of painters, terly, and said she never should forget either as an individual, or taken as an R.

A., seems always to have felt an enthu“ Well,” replied Philip,

6. I have re.

siasm and love for the art, by his unceas.





ing study and cultivation of it, which will their humbler brethren in the field, to proever add to his fame and reputation.- mote the interests and success of their proThere are now, wonderful to relate, two fession. The Academy havę now partly R.A.'s exhibiting in the present collection, retrieved their character in the eyes of and one no less a personage than Sir Wil- their countrymen, they have wiped away liam Beechy! and Mr. Ward. We ex the stigma of jealousy, and only one thing claimed, as some old women generally more is needed to complete the reforma do, at any remarkable event, “ Wonders tion, namely, do away with the monopoly will never cease! what's going to hap- of the honours of the art. Why should pen? The sky will fall, or it will snow artists of unquestionable merit, though in the dog days !” We hope that this they may not have been students of the circumstance will be noted down among Academy, and although they have exthe remarkable occurrences of the year hibited only a few times, -why, we 1830, in the nineteenth century.*

ask, should they be debarred from the That the Royal Academy, upon the countenance and honours of the Acadefirst foundation of this Society, was jea- my? Why should such men as Haydon, lous of it, cannot be denied; though Hayter, Martin, Stanfield, Linton, Roheaven knows upon what account they berts, and some others, be excluded! If should be so. That now they feel the painting is called a liberal art, why mofolly and injustice of such conduct is ap- nopolize its honours and bestow it upon parent, by two of their body, (setting persons such as Mr. Oliver, Mr. Franaside Baily,) exhibiting here ; and from cis, Mr. Elias Martin, Mr. Drummond, whatever cause or inducement they have &c. &c. Neither Mr. Francis, nor Mr. been led to this change of feeling, we will Elias Martin, ever exhibit ; they may be not too closely inquire into, but attribute, very good men, but when men have disit to motives most honourable and pure, tinction and honours bestowed' upon them, to a dawning liberality, as an atonement it ought to be their first wish and bounden and acknowledgment of past errors and duty to testify to the world that they do slight. Jealousy in every state, and under not hold them unworthily. For, if otherany circumstances, is mean and wujust, wise, they are but stumbling blocks in the and capable only of existing in minds paths of more enthusiastic and meritorious most narrow and degraded; but when it persons, who would bear, their honours is engendered among persons professing with dignity and credit. But this is a the Fine Arts, and cultivating intellectual subject which would tempt us beyond all pursuits, and forming the chief body of limits; therefore, for the present we leave Artists in the empire, elevated not more it, and commence our task as critics. by their professional merits, than by the No. 5. A Caravan at rest; Bedouin charter of their king, it is doubly mean Arabs selling Horses. R. B. Davis.and despicable of them, both as men indi. The large scale on which Mr. Davis has vidually, and as a body; and unworthy executed this admirable painting shew's of liberal and honourable persons relying off to advantage the many and striking upon public patronage for support and incidents which abound in it. It repre

Among painters such feelings sents the caravan halting for the night on ought never to exist, and more especially the confines of the desert, amidst gigantic the Royal Academy, for if the encourage- remains of antiquity. The boundless ment and excellence of the art is any ob- expanse of arid country is dimly seen ject, and it should ever be the first, ought through the mists and haze of the setting they rather not to exult at every opportu- sun. The heterogeneous and motley nity that arises to promote its improve- assemblage that generally attend a caravan ment, to its general diffusion and exalta

are scattered in groups in the centre and tion among mankind, instead of indulg- foreground. Different parties are seen ing a low and petty passion of jealousy bargaining with the Arabs, who are and mean rivalry thwart every attemptshewing off and extolling the virtues of which is made for the prosperity and per- their steeds, with as much eloquence, no fection of the art !

doubt, as the renowned Mr. Tattersall, We sincerely and ardently trust that we Mr. Davis has here availed himself of the shall hear no more of this dishonourable opportunity of displaying his skill in anifeeling of of the Academy, and that they mal painting with great effect.

The will henceforth 'join heart and hand with various attitudes of the horses are striking

and elegant. The rich and varied cos• We beg to apologise for omitting Mr. tumes, the busy and animated appearance Bailey's name among the Academicians who of the multitude, the bright gleams of the have usually supported the interests of the So: evening sun, just catching and lighting ciety, by their works. year he exhibited his beautiful sculptured piece ature of the Turks glittering in the light,

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