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their effect on the coup-d'ail from the centre of the quadrangle is very bad. So also is the effect produced by the paved court of the quadrangle being sunk considerably below the level of the street, and of the principal entrance.

I had forgotten to mention that, immediately on passing through the vestibule, you are faced by a bronze statue of the present King. All that struck me concerning this specimen of the fine arts was, that if it had never been produced, it would have been better for the artist, the person whom it represents, and the place where it stands.*

Upon the whole, Somerset-House, though it has no peculiar claims to the character either of grandeur or beauty, and though it does not evince genius in the architect, is yet a distinguished ornament to the metropolis: and, as a structure built for, and exclusively appropriated to public offices, it is perhaps not to be paralleled in Europe.

Although this building has been erected little more than forty years, the sea-coal smoke, and the effects of this horrible climate together, have turned it entirely black, and given it the appearance of age without that of antiquity.

That part of Somerset-House which looks toward the Strand is appropriated to the use of three of the principal public Institutions connected with the the Arts and Sciences, viz. the Royal Academy of Arts, the Royal Society, and the Society of Antiquaries. The rest of the building is occupied by different offices, mostly connected with the administration of the Finances.

The other public buildings of London are chiefly appropriated to commercial purposes. The Bank and the India-House are the chief of these. The Bank is a structure, the style of which is, fortunately, quite unique and indescribable-though it has not inaptly been likened to a huge Mausoleum. The India-House belongs to a joint-stock Company, who are allowed by law certain exclusive privileges in the trade with the East Indies and China. It is a fine stone building, with a noble Corinthian portico; and if it were situated in some open space where it could be seen to advantage, it would be as great an ornament to the metropolis as any other single building it contains: but its front forms part of the side of a narrow dirty street, where it is totally lost. You pass, as it were, under it, and without even seeing it.

Near to this part of the City there is a single column raised to commemorate the great fire which destroyed a considerable part of London about one hundred and fifty years ago. It is fifty feet higher than the column in the Place Vendome; and is of stone, with a sculptured pedestal and a fluted shaft. It stands in the midst of houses, and produces no good or grand effect whatever, when you are near it; but, in all the distant views of the metropolis, it forms a very striking object, being considerably higher than any other structure, except the dome of St. Paul's. By the by, does it not evince rather a strange taste, to expend an immense sum in raising a national monument to commemorate a national calamity? And this is called, too, par excellence, The Monument.

London contains no other public buildings worth particular notice on

* This statue was executed by the elder Bacon, who is long since dead.-TR.


their own account, except the Bridges over the River Thames. These, however, though they afford little scope for description, are finer single objects of sight than any other structures in London. This arises partly from their immense extent, but chiefly from the good taste which has been displayed in the building of them. There is also a new one now erecting, which is in a state of great forwardness, and is still finer than either of the other three. When finished, it will probably be the noblest structure of the kind in Europe.

I am afraid I have quite tired you with these formal descriptions of tangible and visible objects. But you know our agreement extended to every thing. But we will have done with them now; and I think I may promise you, that the rest of our communications together shall take place in regions in some way or other connected with that of intellect for nowhere else do I ever feel true freedom or delight; and therefore, nowhere else can I expect to receive impressions in the descriptions of which I may hope to convey any pleasure to you. next I shall commence in the field of literature.

In my

D. S. F.



Men of England! who inherit

Rights that cost your Sires their blood!
Men whose undegenerate spirit
Has been proved on land and flood.
By the foes ye 've fought uncounted,
By the glorious deeds ye 've done,
Trophies captured-breaches mounted,
Navies conquer'd-Kingdoms won!
Yet, remember, England gathers
Hence but fruitless wreaths of fame,
If the patriotism of your fathers
Glow not in your hearts the same.
What are monuments of bravery,
Where no public virtue blooms?
What avail in lands of slavery,
Trophied temples, arches, tombs?
Pageants!-Let the world revere us
For our people's rights and laws,
And the breasts of civic heroes
Bared in Freedom's holy cause.

Yours are Hampden's, Russell's glory,
Sydney's matchless shade is yours,
Martyrs in heroic story,

Worth a hundred Agincourts.

We're the sons of Sires that baffled
Crown'd and mitred tyranny:-
They defied the field and scaffold
For their birth-rights-so will we!





Africa (Northern Central) review of, 476.
Ahyonwaeghs, the Mohawk chief, letter
to, 97.

AirFly not yet," 496
Albergati, his character, 234.

Alfieri's Filippo and Schiller's Don Carlos,
56-reflections upon, 57, 58, 59.
Algarotti, his works, 174.
All-Hallows Eve in Ireland, 254-mode of
enjoying, 255 to 260.
Anacreon, lines from, 300.

Angelo di Costanzo, sonnet of, 266.
(Michel), his poetry, 339.
Angling with remarks on I. Walton, 491.
Antipathies, 68.

Apelles, gallery of, 1.

Arabic and Persian literature, 262.
Arts, Fine, state and improvement of, in
England, 17-new buildings in London,
il. 18-monuments, ib. 19-incongrui-
ties in English art, 20, 21.
Aschen-puttel, 293.
Assassin, the obliging, 140.
Astrology, on a lady professing her belief
in, 356.

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Fables, on the old, 373.
Fair, Brook Green, 554.

Farmer's wife and Gascon, the, 396.
Festival of May morning in Warwickshire,

Fight, the, 102-journey to Hungerford

103, 104, 105-the combat between
Neate and Hickman, 109 to 111-ad-
ventures home, 112.
Filicaja, sonnets of, 320.

Fcx (Mr.), his introduction to Voltaire,

Francisco Redi, sonnet of, 231.

Frederick II. and Pietro delle Vigne, 455.

Gallery of Apelles, 1.

Game of Chess during the thirteenth cen-
tury, 320, 497.

Garden, an old English, 224-Pope and

Bacon's love of, 224, 225-a gardener a
happy man, 227.

Garrick's delivery of a passage in Shaks-
peare, on, 551.

George II., Memoirs of, by Lord Walpole,

German drama, on the, 145-popular and
traditionary literature, 289-the King of
the Golden Mountain, 290-the Spirit
in the Bottle, 292-Aschen-puttel, 293
-coincidences in songs of Germany and
England, 296.

Going a journey, on, 73.
Goldoni, remarks on, 234.
Green-room of the French theatre, on the,
309-Le Kain, 310-Clairon, 311-Du-
mesnil, ib.-Preville, Molé, 312-Tal-
ma, 313.

Grimm's Ghost, 63, 160-Captain Thack-
eray, il.-his dress described, 64-Lon-
don under water, 160-continued, 285-
the dinner, ib. to 287-continued, 398-
carving, 399.

Guy's Cliff, account of, 537.


Haller, Casanova's visit to and conversation
with, 171 to 173.

Haunch of Venison, the, 126.
Highlands, state of religion in, 329.


India, letter from, 90.

Ireland, All-Hallows Eve in, 254.
Italy, Sketches of, 267.

Italian Poets-M. Angelo, 339-Pietro
delle Vigne, 455.


Journey, on going a, 73.
Julia, lines to, 96.


Sibylline verses, 387-elegiac and lyric
poetry of Greece, 388, 389-of the Sco-
lia, or convivial songs of the Greeks, 390
-Terpander, 391-Callinus, 392-struc-
ture of the elegy, ib.-translation of an
elegy of Tyrtæus, 392, 393-the singing
at Greek entertainments, 394.
Letter from India, 90-to the Mohawk
chief Ahyonwaeghs, by T. Campbell, 97.
Letters from Spain, by Leucadio Doblade,
113-the friars and preachers, 114, 115
-murder of a young lady, 116—the Car-
thusians, 118-hermits, 119, 120-con-
tinued, 321-nunneries, 322, 323 to 328.
on England, by St. Foix, 164-ap-
pearance of England, 165, 166, 167-
description of Brighton, 168, 169-con-
tinued, 278 to 284-continued, 439 to
443-573 to 576.

from Switzerland, 22, 200.
Lips and Kissing, on, 414
Literature, Arabic and Persian, 262-Ger-
man popular and traditionary, 289.
London, literary recollections of, 29-asso-
ciations in, 30-Fleet-street, ib.-St.
Dunstan's, 31-Temple-bar, 32, 33-
Strand, 33-Mr. P.'s visit to, 401.


Mahomet the Brighton Shampooer, ode to,

March, lines on the first of, 364.
Martelli, his Alexandrines, 236.
Martyr of Antioch, review of, 378.
May, 428-feeling of the poets respecting
it, 429, 430-sports of, 431-festival of,
Memoirs of George II. by Lord Walpole,
in Warwickshire, 433, 434, 435.
review of, 357.

Milk and Honey, or the Land of Promise,
letter III. 35-IV. 37-V. 179-VI. 243
-VII, 245-VIII. 376-IX. 435-X.

Milkmaid and Banker, the, 395.

Kemble (John), his residence near Lau- Milton, essay on the sonnets of, 238.

sanne described, 26.

King of the Golden Mountain, 290.


Landscape, English, 535.

Lausanne, description of, 25-residence of
Kemble at, 26.

Lawyer and Chimney-sweeper, the, 406.
Lectures on Poetry, by T. Campbell, V. p.
II. Greek poetry, 193-epic poetry, ib.—
the Iliad and Odyssey, 194-Hesiod, ib.
-the Cyclic poets, 195-Pisander, ib.—
Antimachus, 196-bad taste of Hesiod,
ib.-mock-heroic poetry, 197-Matron's
description of an Athenian supper, ib.
didactic poetry, 198-the Gnomic poets,
- Solon, Theognis, Phocylides, and
Pythagoras, it—oracular poetry, 385-
Delphic inspiration and prophecies, 385,
386-Cassandra's predictions, 387-the


Mohawk chief, letter to, by T. Campbell,

Mountain scenery, 247—the Highlands,
248-character of mountaineers, 249-
singular boy, traveller in, 250-poem of
Keats, 252.

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Passage of the Alps, poetical description
of, 267.

Pastorini, sonnet from, 419.

Père la Chaise, cemetery of, 155.
Persian and Arabic literature, on, 262.
Physiognomy and Craniology, 121.
Pilgrimages, Modern, No. II. 39-Rossan-
na, ib.-Ovaca, ib.-Mrs. Tighe, ib.-
III. the Pantheon, 217-IV. the Para-
clete, 562.

Pirate, review of, 128-excellencies of the
author of, and defects, 188, 189-analysis
of, 190, 191.

selections from the ancient Spanish,407——
sonnet; bombardment of Genoa, 419-
sonnet, 449-song, 454-sonnet, ib.-
ditto, 469-two sonnets, 475-love, 480
-sonnet, 485, 490-air, "Fly not yet,"
496-sonnet: Pompeii, 511-ode to
Mahomet, 533-the spectre boat, 550-
song, 553-Venice, 568-song, 572-
men of England, 576.

Pope and Bacon, their love of gardening,

Popular and traditionary literature, Ger-
man, 289.

Place on Population, review of, 541-ob-
servations on, ib.-difference between
Godwin and Malthus, 542-tables of
Sweden, ib.-comparison with America,
543-Franklin's opinion, 544-Godwin's
scale of increase, il-false statement of
Cobbet, 545--errors of Booth and God-
win, 546-United States population, 547
-British population, 548-English and Quevedo, sonnet of, 215.
Swedish, 549-adjustment of labour to
capital, 550.

Portrait of a Septuagenary, by himself, 209
-first twenty years of my life, 211-
continued, 301-from twenty to forty,
301 to 305-from forty to sixty, 305 to
307-continued, 423-from sixty to se-
venty, 424.

Plato, republic of, 512.

Plum-pudding, reflections upon, 88.
Pocket-book, lines from my, 199.
Poets, Italian; Michel Angelo, 339-Fre-

derick II. and Pietro delle Vigne, 455.
Poetry. Sonnet to a friend, 12-Rome, 16
-written on the spot where the earlier
years of the writer were passed, 21-to
my children sleeping, 28-Milk and Ho-
ney, 35, 37-stanzas on skulls in Beau-
ley Abbey,57-epigram, 55—the younger
brother, 65-modern courtship, 71-a
sea-side reverie, 80-on an intended re-
moval from a favourite residence, 81-to
Julia, 96-the haunch of venison, 126
--the obliging assassin, 140-sonnet,
144-ballad from the Spanish, 154—
song, 163-Simplicity, 187-sonnet, 192
-lectures on, 193, 385-lines written in
sickness, 199-fragment from my pocket-
book, ib.-Discontent, a sonnet, i.
sonnet of Quevedo, 215-to a log of wood,
216-sonnet from Francisco Redi, 231
-sonnet, Celio Magno, 246-Milk and
Honey epistles, 35, 37,179, 243, 245, 376,
435, 437-South American patriots' song,
253-lines written on the field of Crecy,
261-sonnet of Angelo di Costanzo, 266
-sketches of Italy, 267-for the tomb
of those who fell at Waterloo, 287-
song, 288-to a lady who said she was
unhappy, 296-address to the lady-
bird, ib.-from Anacreon, 300-Time,
from Tasso, 308-two sonnets from Fi-
licaja, 320-on hearing an almost for-
gotten song, 328-on a monument by
Chantrey, 336-on my twentieth birth-
day, 338-Concealment, 348-on a lady
professing her belief in astrology, 356-
to the first of March, 364-lines to Miss
Tree, 384-Peter-Pindarics, 395, 517–
the Lawyer and Chimney-sweeper, 406-




Religion in the Highlands, state of, 329.
Republic of Plato, 512.
Reverie, a seaside, 80.
Reviews: the Pirate, 188-Lord Walpole's
Memoirs of George II. 357-the Martyr
of Antioch, 378-Catiline, 471-M'
Queen's Northern Central Africa, 476—
Place on Population, 541.

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Septuagenary, portrait of, by himself, 209,
301, 423.

Shakspeare's Bertram, remarks on the cha-
racter of, 481-Garrick's delivery of a
passage in, 551.

Sickness, lines written in, 199.
Siddons (Mrs.), at Lausanne, 26.
Silesian travellers, the, 274.
Simplicity, 187.

Sketches of Italy, 267-passage of the Alps,
ih.-continued, 334-Como, ib. 568-
Venice, il. 569 to 572.
Smith Velant, the, 527.
Song, 163-South American patriots, 253
-song, 288-on hearing an almost for-
gotten, 328-Concealment, 348-song,
454, 553-by T. Campbell, 572-Men of
England, 576.

Sonnets to a friend, 12-written on the
spot where the earlier years of the writer
were passed, 21-to my children sleep-
ing, 28-on an intended removal from a
favourite residence, 81-to sleep, 144-
to discontent, 199-of Quevedo, 215-
Francisco Redi, 231-Celio Magno, 246
Angelo di Costanzo, 266-two of Fili-
caja; on the death of Christina, to Italy,
320-from Pastorini, 419-449, 454, 469
-two, 475, 485, 490-essay on Milton's,


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