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“ Go bid the timid lover chuse,

And I'll resign my charter,
“ If he for ten kind how-d'-y'-do's

“ One kind Good-bye would barter,
“ From love and friendship's kindred source

“ We both derive existence,
And they would both lose half their force

Without our joint assistance.
“ 'Tis well the world our merit knows,

“ Since time, there's no denying,
“ One half in How-d'-y’-doing goes,

« The other in Good-bying.

REFLECTIONS ON SEEING THE SUN SET FOR A PERIOD

OF THREE MONTHS.

[FROM THE NORTH GEORGIA GAZETTE.]

Behold yon glorious orb, whose feeble ray
Mocks the proud glare of summer's lively day!
His noon-tide beam, shot upward thro' the sky,
Scarce gilds the vault of heav'ns blue canopy-
A fainter yet, and yet a fainter light ;
And, lo! he leaves us now to one long cheerless night.
And is his glorious course for ever o'er ?
And has he set indeed, to rise no more ?
To us, no more, shall spring's enlivening beam
Unlock the fountains of the fetter'd stream
No more the wild bird carol thro' the sky,
And cheer yon mountains with rude melody.

Once more shall spring her energy resume,
And chase the horrors of this wintry gloom-
Once more shall summer's animating ray
Enliven nature with perpetual day.
Yon radiant orb, with self-inherent light
Shall rise, and dissipate the shades of night ;
In peerless splendour repossess the sky,
And shine in renovated majesty!
In yon departing orb methinks I see
A counterpart of frail mortality-
Emblem of man !-when life's declining sun
Proclaims the awful truth" thy race is run!"
His sun once set-its bright effulgence gone,
All, all is darkness as it ne'er had shone!

Yet not for ever is man's glory fled
His name for ever number'd with the dead :
Like yon bright orb, th' immortal part of man
Shall end in glory, as it first began :
Like him, encircled in celestial light,
Shall rise triumphant 'midst the shades of night;
And bidding death, with all its terrors fly,
Bloom in perpetual spring thro' all eternity!

THE DESTRUCTION OF SENNACHERIB.

2 KINGS, xix. 35.

The Asyrian came down like a wolf on the fold,
And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold;
And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea,
When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee.
Like the leaves of the forest when summer is green,
That host, with their banners, at sun-set were seen-
Like the leaves of the forest when autumn hath blown,
That host, on the morrow, lie wither'd and strewn.
For the angel of death spread his wings on the blast,
And breath'd in the face of the foe as he past;
And the eyes of the sleepers waxed deadly and chill-
Their hearts but once heav'd--and for ever grew still !
And there lie the steed, with his nostrils all wide
But through them there roll’d not the breath of his pride ;
And the foam of his gasping lie white on the turf,
And cold as the spray of the rock-beaten surf.
And there lie the rider, distorted and pale,
With the dew on his brow and the rust on his mail :
And the tents are all silent-the banners alone
The lance is unlifted—the trumpet unblown.
And the widows of Asur are loud in their wail-
And the idols are broke in the temple of Baal-
And the might of the Gentile, unsmote by the sword,
Hath melted like snow in the glance of the LORD!

THE FORTUNE TELLER.

(FROM MOORE'S IRISH MELODIES.] Down in the valey come meet me to-night,

And I'll tell you, your fortune truly
As ever 'twas told, by the new moon's light,

To young maiden, shining and newly.

up

But for the world, let no one be nigh,

Lest haply the stars should deceive mé;
These sweets, between you and me and the sky,

Should never go farther, believe me.
At that hour the heavens be not dim,

My science shall call before you,
A male apparition, the image of him

Whose destiny 'tis to adore you.
Then to the phantom be thou but kind

And round you so fondly he'll hover,
You'll hardly, my dear, any difference find

'Twixt him, and a true living lover.
Down at your feet, in the pale moon light,

He'll kneel with a warmth of emotion;
An ardour, of which such an innocent spright

You'll scarcely believe had a notion.
What other thoughts and events may arise,

As destiny's book I've not seen them,
Must only be left to the stars and your eyes,

To settle, ere morning, between them.

MARRIAGES,-On Wednesday morning last, at Ringmer, Barbara, second daughter of Mr. Hodd, to Mr. Edwards, linen-draper, of London. The same day, at Rye, Mr. W. Barber, to Miss Ann Heath, both of the Borough. In the Cliff, Lewes, Mr. Adams, jun. broker, to Miss Button, youngest daughter of Mr. Button, of the academy.

-A few days since, after the publication of banns, by the Rev. Mr. Middleton, at the subdeanery church, Major Crowe, of the 32d regiment, to Miss Stevens. The happy pair will speedily depart for Malta.

BIRTAS.—On the New Steyne, Mrs. Long, relict of Robert Bryan Long, Esq. of a daughter. --On the 1st inst. at the Colonnade, Brighton, the Lady of W. S. Merryweather, Esq. of a daughter. At Bognor, on the 5th inst. the lady of Sir W. Dick, of a daughter.

Deaths.-On Monday, the 3d inst. at Englefield-Green, Berks. suddenly, Lord Viscount Buckeley.-On Wednesday, the 5th inst. Miss Combes, only daughter of George Combes, Esq. of Arundel.The same day, George Stephen Kemble, Esq, at the Grove, near Durham, aged 65.—A few days ago, at Chichester, aged 69, Mrs. Wiltshire, wife of Henry Wiltshire, Esq. late of Eastergate.-On Thursday, the 6th inst. Wm. Newman, carpenter, late of Highstreet, in this town.

Rhetoric and several other favours have been received.

THE BRIGHTON GLEANER.

“ Honour and worth from no conditions rise ;

Act well your part, there all the honour lies.”

No. 6.

MONDAY, JULY 1, 1822.

VOL. I.

EPITOME OF BRIGHTON—continued from page 163. THE TOWN AND ITS PATRONS. lery-place, Regency-square, Bed-Doctor Russell, whose admir- ford-square, and various other able Treatise on Sea water may well-constructed buildings, fabe considered as having laid the shionable streets, and places, prefirst stone of the foundation of sent a striking and gratifying the fashionable prosperity of this contrast to the more humble and town, was, for many years, a re

limited confines of the town in sident here; and the late duke earlier days. of Cumberland was of the num- Nor has the northern site of ber of its most valuable patrons. the town been neglected—a few

Not forty years ago, the num- houses, called the North-row, not ber of streets throughout the many years ago, constituted the whole place did not exceed eight, whole of its wealth in brick and the principal of which were mortar, but now it displays a North-street, West-street, Middle- variety of the most handsome street, Ship-street, Black-Lion- edifices in the place, as those in street, and East-street-not a Marlborough-place, Pavilion-pahouse, but one then used as a rade, the Grand-parade, RichLibrary, being to the east of the mond-place, Gloucester-place, &c. Steyne, nor a building of any afford ample and agreeable testidescription connected with the mony. the town, to the west of West This site of the town also posand Kent streets.

sesses many fashionable advanBut how different is the scene tages, its proximity to the Steyne which the town presents at this not being its meanest. period! Now, the greater part THE STEYNE.—The Steyne, of the principal buildings and perhaps, derived its name from streets, are to the east and west the Roman way called Steyneof the above places, St. James's- street, Stane-street,

Stonestreet extending eastward from street, and which, passing through the former, with many streets, Steyning, is also supposed to &c. branching to the right and have given the name to that left of it, those on the right be- town. By casual digging, this ing open to the sea, and termi- way has been frequently disnated by the Marine-parade, and covered ; in some places it has those on the left running into been found to be about four feet Edward-street, which is parallel and a half deep, its breadth varywith it: and westward from ing from twenty to thirty feet, West-street, Russell-street, Artil- and formed of stones of various

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sur

dimensions, but of which, at this that time, occupying a house time, but few traces are any belonging to Mr. Wyndham, where left.

which stood on the north site of This spacious lawn, which was the palace at present, and to once the eastern boundary of the whom and his royal duchess, that town, and which is now visit was specifically paid. rounded by buildings of no ordi- The first house, therefore, nary magnitude and splendour, his majesty entered in Brighwas, likewise, during a consider- ton, was that which was, afterable part of the last century, wards, designated Grove-House, used in common by the inhabi- from the shady plantation in tants, in boat building, and as a front of it, by the duke of Marlconvenient place for the stowage borough ; at the door of which of timber and coals; the latter he alighted from his carriage, being retailed thereon by the and where his gratified and exlocal merchants in possession. pecting relative gave him the Carriages, such as timber vehi- most welcome and affectionate cles, waggons, and carts, (for reception. scarcely any of a different species The town, at this time, exwere to be found about the neigh- hibited no ordinary picture of bourhood at that time), had also joyous commotion : nearly the indiscriminate admission, it being whole population had assembled but slightly and very partially on the Level to witness the apenclosed. As fashion, however, proach of the heir apparent, whose began to mark the town for exulting acclamations were spon

distinguished purposes, taneous and universal as his carthese crudities gradually disap- riage passed them, and which peared—the surface of the ground were answered by a merry peal was made level and verdure en- from the church bells, and a royal couraged to ornament it : and salute from the battery. here, the late duke of Cumber- In addition to the general illuland, the place being entirely mination which the town displayopen to the full and extended ed in the evening, some brilliant sweep of the downs, delighted fire-works were let off to the east to turn out the stag, and hunt of the royal duke's house, and the bounding deer, the popula- upon that spot where now stand tion of the town being gratified the Blue and Buf Houses, with repeated spectacles of this Prince's-street, Pavilion-parade, kind, as often sometimes as twice &c. which

an open or thrice in a season.

space, and of which, from the First Visit OF HIS PRESENT eastern window of their diningMAJESTY TO BRIGHTON.—To the room, their royal highnesses had duke of Cumberland, perhaps, a distinct and pleasing view. this town is indebted for its pre- SINGULAR ACCIDENTS.--This hapsent beloved and invaluable be- py era, which was destined to nefactor, the king. The first raise the consequence of, and furvisit of his majesty, then prince of nish incalculable advantages to wales, paid to this place was in Brighton, was attended, however, the summer of 1782, his illustri- by one disastrous circumstance, ous and justly esteemed uncle, at inasmuch as the resident gunner,

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