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The area of the Exchange Buildings | broke Place, at the entrance of the in Liverpool, which, without any ex- town on the London road, has been ception, forms the finest spectacle of judiciously chosen in its stead. this description in England, is orna- The pedestal having been previously mented with a superb Monument, prepared, on Monday, September erected to the honour «and memory of | 30th, 1822, the equestrian statue was Lord Nelson. To augment the embel- elevated on it; since which time it has Jishments of this thriving town, the attracted the attention of assembling enterprising inbabitants have lately crowds, and commanded the admiraerected an equestrian Statue, to com- tion of every spectator. - The figure, memorate the virtues of our late vene- of which the representation accomparable King.
nies this brief description, is of fine The erection of some statue to his bronze, and of a lightish colour. The memory has been in contemplation work is altogether of the heroic size; ever since the celebration of the Jubi- but the rider, who represents his late lee; and the foundation of one was Majesty, exhibits him in the prime actually laid at that time in Great of life; and all who recollect his féaGeorge's Square. This, however, was tures at that period allow, that in geafterwards abandoned, as being in ra- neral the resemblance is peculiarly ther too retired a situation, and Pem- | striking. No, 46,- Vol. IV.
This statue is the production of Mr. , 0 let no rude intrader dare Westmacott, to whose genius the
Approach with thee her hallow'd arn,
No tongue reprove the sacred tear, public are indebted for the monument
Or bid thy soul forbear to mourn. in Hyde Park, of which we gave some account in our preceding number. It Then from the bitter fount of woe
Shall recollection's pangs arise, displays great sculptural erudition in Then shall the tear of anguish flow, the drapery, and an intimate acquaint- Then wake affection's painful sighs. ance with ihe exterior anatomy of the Yet, oh! amid the deepest gloom human figure. Censure, however, is
That mis’ry's awful path pervades, a tax which every man must pay the May hope with gentle ray presame public for being eminent, and one To light affliction's dreary shades ! from which even Mr. W. cannot plead May heav'n-born patience charm thy woe, an exemption. Both the horse and And pious faith thy anguish heal, the rider have been the subjects of cri- And holy resignation bow tical animadversion; and were he to
Submissive to th' Eternal will! attend to every remark that has been These, calmly pointing to the skies, made, perhaps neither man nor horse Shall soothe to peace thy bleeding breast, would long adorn the pedestal. The And bid. thy chasten’d hopes arise
To that unclouded realm of rest, principal error, if such it may be termed, arises from the plinth being Where Mary's happy spirit shares rather too small, as the hoof of the
The fulness of eternal peace;
Where never enter earthly cares, borse in front, which is fixed, rests
And sighs and tears for ever cease. on the margin, while that which is lifted extends beyond the extremity. The whole, however, is a poble struc
MEMOIR OF DAVID DALE, ESQ. ture, worthy the genius of the artist, the town of which it graces the en
(With a Portrait.) trance, and the august Personage whose name it commeinorates.
The names of Howard, of Hanway, and of Reynolds, which gratitude has
long since inscribed on imperishable STANZAS
tablets, in the temple of Benevolence, Inscribed to CAPTAIN WILLIAM Scoresby, are among the richest gems which
JUN. on the recent Deaih of his Lady, which spangle in our national history: Chapainful and unexpected event took place the 14th of June Jast, during his voyage to the racters like these rise above the influGreenland Seas.
ence of earthly selfishness, and we
view them as mounting into an exOh for that soft assuasive pow'r,
alted region, inbabited by superior That balm which guardian seraphs breathe, beings, who are exempted from the When sent in Mercy's pitying hour
common failings of human nature. To soothe the sufføring bed of death!
To this list of worthies, whose names Or that sweet voice, to mis’ry dear, To pour a kind and healing balm,
are sacred to the relief of suffering And shed affection's kindred tear,
humanity, we are now about to add In the dread moment of alarm;
that of another; one which has already When o'er thy yet unconscious head
been enrolled among the benefactors Shall burst the dark impending storm, of mankind, but whose virtues deBlast the bright beams sweet hope bad shed, And fancy's blissful dreams deform.
serve more publicity than they have
hitherto attained. Fain would this sympathizing soul
Mr. David Dale was born in the Some touch of consolation give, The stroke of bitterness control,
year 1738. His father, William Dale, And wbile sbe wounds the heart-relieve. was a shopkeeper in Stewarton, where But vain the wish!-in all its pow'r
he dealt in groceries, yarn, &c. His The dreadful tale of truth must come,
more distant ancestors, however, had And joy, and hope, in that sad bour,
been farmers; and, according to traShall sink with Mary to the tomb !
dition, one particular estate, in the Ah! then not all the eloquence Of mortal or angelie tongue
neighbourhood of Stewarton, had been Could breathe a solace o'er thy soul,
in the family upwards of three hunWhile tortur’d mem'ry fondly clung
dred years. To ev'ry look, and word, and thought,
The education which Mr. David Each charm of feature or of mind,
Dale received, amounted to nothing Which, all with love and sweetness fraught,
inore than lads in his situation usually Had left their lasting trace bebind.
acquire in the small towns in Scot
1070 land, consisting of readiog, writing, | soon drew to Lanark vast numbers of and the common rules of arithmetic. strangers; and although a multiplicity On leaving school, his first employ- of objects claimed their attention, no ment was that of herding cattle ; but one was ever more pleasing, than the after some time he was sent to Pais-veatness and order in which the board. ley, where he was bound an appren- ers were kept. tice to learn the weaving business. On one occasion, a vessel freighted His apprenticeship having expired, with Highland families from the He. he became a journeyman weaver, at brides, enigrating to America, was which time, though his earnings were driven into Greenock by adverse wea. small, such was the influence of bene- ther. Many of those on board were volence on his mind, that he appropri- in great distress, and without friends, ated a portion to the relief of the or the means of relief. Mr. Dale poor. And at a subsequent period, hearing of their situation, sent agents when his resources were somewhat thither, and invited them to Lanark. more respectable, during a season of Inquiring into the cause of their inscarcity, he imported a quantity of tended emigration, he was informed meal, wbich he retailed at a reduced it was principally from the want of price, cheerfully sustaining the loss employment. This he promised to for the benefit of his suffering neigh- furnish them, provided they were willbours.
ing to work. His offer was gladly Engaging in trade, which, under accepted, and the greater part took thesmiles of an indulgent Providence, up their abode at the wills, where became prosperous, he soon acquired they were comfortably accommodated, a comparative degree of affluence, He also erected many houses for other which he directed, on a grand scale, Highlanders who could not procure to the encouragement of industry, and work in their own neighbourhood, and the relief of the distressed. The place thus furnished an asylum for them wbich he selected for the scene of his and their families. Nor were his operations, was a romantic dell, on benevolent designs confined to the the banks of the Clyde. Here, under sphere of Lanark Mills, He made his fostering hand, the lofty mills of several attempts to introduce the cot. Lanark first arose, which, in connec- ton manufacture into the Highlands, tion with the community gathered particularly in connection with some round them, bave for several years other patriotic gentlemen, by erecting attracted the attention of the British a mill at Spinningdale on the frith of senate and nation. In this place he Dornoch, in Sutherlandshire. Suclaid the foundation of that domestic cess, indeed, on these occasions, was government, which travellers have sur not equal to the expectations which veyed with admiration, and which benevolence had entertained; but the both England and Ireland, on a larger spirit of philanthropy was not, on this scale, have manifested a readiness to account, either less conspicuous or adopt.
less commendable. Keeping continually in view the In private life, the manners of Mr. employment and comfort of the poor, Dale were mild and unassuming, and Mr. Dale sought after the orphans to his family, relatives, and friends, and outcasts of society, rescuing them he was particularly affectionate. At from vice and misery, by transplant- times he appeared to a spectator in a ing them into a region where industry musing and contemplative frame of and instruction were taught to walk mind, but this occasionally gave place hand in hand. Of these destitute to a peculiar vein of barmless and children, many were engaged for a cheerful pleasantry. In his public certain term of years, during which capacity, he was called to act as a time they were provided by Mr. Dale magistrate, and though on trying with clothing, board, and lodging. occasions he evinced more firmness In addition to these advantages, he and resolution than might have been employed a number of teachers, who expected from one in his condition of carefully attended to their education, life, yet in all ordinary cases he invawatched over their morals, and used riably tempered justice with mercy. their unremitting efforts to enlighten To charitable institutions, he was an their minds with the principles of reli- undeviating friend ; of the distressed gion. This union of circumstances poor, he was the constant patron; and