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Dreams, 392


April Rain (Poetry), 580.

Islesman, The (Poetry), 479.
Art, Science, and Industry at South Ken.
sington, 677.

Leaf and the Stem, The (Poetry), 148.
Asleep (Poetry), 51.

Looking-Glass for Christians, A, 661.

Lord Chancellors of Ireland (Lives of the) Banker of Broadhurst (The), 301.

from A.D. 1189 to 1870, 28, 169, 260 Boyhood of Charles Lamb (The), 149.

400, 490, 613. Brave French Pastor (A), 527.

M. Theirs, 92. Cagliostro; or, the Life of a Charlatan, Modern Poets, 573. 204, 351, 458, 537.

My Native Home, Farewell (Poetry), 425. Cesarine Dietrich, 550.

MYLES O'LOUGHLIN.-Chap. I., The Lot Chief Justice Lefroy (The Late), 65.

for “Thruppence;" Chap. II., The Cleopatra, 229, 317.

Night School; Chap. III., The First Cruel as the Grave, 44.

Rung of the Ladder ; Chap. IV., A New Cutting Style of Writing (The), 415. Life; 510. - Chap. V., The Three

Clerks ; Chap. VI., What is Happiness ? ! Daniel Maclise, 241.

Chap. VII., The

Crowner's Quest;" Divine Tragedy, The (Poetry), 531.

Chap. VIII., The Trial, 631. Dr. John Moore, the author of “Zeluco,” Old Donnybrook and the Road to It, 361. 665

Old Norse Mythology (The), 481, 599. Extent of Insanity (The), 688.

Paris Under the Empire, 75.

Past and Present Irish Discontent, 343. Fevers, 184.

PHILOSOPHER (The). A Novel.-Book First Snow, The (Poetry), 446.

IV. – Cross-Hatching. — Chap. VIII.,
FORBIDDEN Fruit.-Chap. IX., Ernest's Possessor and Possessed ; Chap. IX.,
Confession.—-Kate Glover ; Chap. X., A Banquet or Banquo ? 85.-Chap. X.,
Proposal ; Chap. XI., The Streets of “ Thus Conscience doth make Cowards
Cairo; 10.-

Chap. XII., Homeward of us all;" Chap. XI., Rue and Jas.
Bound; Chap. XIII., In the Toils; mine; Chap. XII., A Maiden's Soul;
Chap. XIV., The Wedding-Day; Chap. 211.-Chap. XII. (continued) 337.
XV., Pont-y-Praed; 133.- Chap. XVI., Chap. XII. (continued).-Book V.–The
Minnie and Ernest; Chap. XVII., Eng. Ultima Thule.-Chap. I., A Sky Over.
land and Ireland ; Chap. XVIII., The cast, 474.-Chap. I. continued), 682.
Tempter; Chap. XIX., " As we Forgive
Them;" 274.m-Chap. XX., Coming of Quicksilver, 562,
Age; Chap. XXI., The Curtain Falls ;

Respite (Poetry), 666.
Fortune of Law (The), 596.
Fragment of Italian Family History, (A): San Francisco, 218.
Antique Florence; Rise of the Me Site of Solomon's Temple, The (Poetry),
dicis; The Fortunes of Cosmo de Me 195.

- The Misfortunes of Pietro Some Unappreciated Characters, 426.
Medicis; Lorenzo to the Rescue! The St. James's, 581.
Conspiracy of the Pazzi; Lorenzo's Sure Estate, The (Poetry), 100.
Struggles and Triumph ; Death of Lor.
enzo; 121.

Tonson and his Contemporaries, 703.
French Criminal Justice, 652.

Transported to Siberia. - Part 11.-The

Escape, 52.
Heartsease, The (Poetry), 104-
Hymn of Niagara (Poetry), 203.

What the Papers Revealed, 105.

What Foreigners think of us, 290.
Irish Judicial and Criminal Statistics, 101.

Women, 447.
Irish Church Sustentation Fund, 359.

Worker to the Dreamer, The (Poetry), 598.

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How blest would an earnest student felicity? No reason in the world why of the romances of Mrs. Radcliffe he should not, but a spirit of perbe, if it were announced to him, verseness by which a great number of some fine morning, that he had just his fellow-men are actuated. It is been elected King of Italy, that his the will of Providence that every one, residences, for the future, were to be man and woman, should employ their a palace in Florence in the winter, heads, or their hands, or both, at and a beautiful castle on the slope something beneficial to their fellowof the Apennines in the hot season! creatures or themselves. But one What blissful visionswouldfloatacross division of the race must have the the mirror of his mind,-promenades enjoyment of the world's luxuries through picture and statue galleries, without the labour. Rather than festal entertainments, crowds of rich- adopt a course of honest exertion to ly attired Signores and Senoras, in procure for themselves the muchsplendidly furnished ball-rooms, cool coveted indulgencies, they will dewalks in the shade of hill - forests prive the other division of their in the summer's heat, or delightful goods, and, in case of resistance, perusal of the Mysteries of Udolpho, their lives. Consequently, this right or the Sicilian Romance, during minded portion is obliged to be at the sultry moon, protected by the the expense of supporting public thick foliage of an oak from heat and guardians of life and property, and glare! All these and many another of equally supporting the common mode of enjoyment is at the com- enemy in secure buildings, where he mand of the King of Italy for the is deprived of his power of doing time being. Is he a happy man? harm. Much less, in our opinion, than a

Even where force or knavery is Dublin shopman, who after his week's not resorted to, the lazy and selfish toil enjoys a half holiday's relaxation division counts among its constiwith an entertaining volume, saun tuents a large number of individuals, tering on the canal's bank, or among who, being in possession of much the old thorns of Phoenix Park. more than is needful for their wants

But why should not the inhabitant or comfort in their several stations, of Florence, in possession of a city do not share with those who have of palaces, of a fine climate, and of need. They do not enjoy these a mountain refuge from summer goods themselves, and uncharitably heat, enjoy a large portion of human keep them from those to whom they

would afford comfort or needful sup- century, Pope Clement VII., becomport. Thus is the sum of human ing sovereign of Florence, an impehappiness much diminished by the tus was given to its commerce, and selfishness of one division of the it assumed the condition of a free human race.

city. If the people of any municipality, At that early period the trade of and its dependant territory on the Florence was extensive, and its artiface of Europe, seemed destined to sans were famed for their excellent enjoy the largest possible share of workmanship in gold and jewels. earthly felicity, they were the dwell- The Florentines chiefly belonged to ers by the river Arno, from time im- the Guelf, or Papal party, when there memorial. Beautiful scenery, health- was any question in dispute between ful climate, and worldly prosperity, Pope and Emperor, but did not were the attendant handmaids on suffer much from the ill-feeling of their condition. But we find deadly the two factions, till the year 1215, hate, envy, and contention combin- when a Guelf noble, Buondelmonti

, ing to inflect misery on the magnates broke off his intended marriage with and citizens of Florence, since the a young lady of the Amidei, a Ghidawn of its history. Our intention belline family, and took to wife a in the present paper being merely to Guelphite lady. The Amidei indwell on interesting circumstances terested the Überté and the other connected with the fortunes of the Ghibelline families in the quarrel, and great Medicis family, we can afford the bridegroom was murdered on the but a passing glance at Florentine Ponte Vecchio. Bloody reprisals affairs before the era of the grand- were taken by his party, and for father of Lorenzo the Magnificent. thirty years, and more, internal

hatred and its bloody results agitated ANTIQUE FLORENCE.

Florence. Visitors of our day, who The now insignificent town of Fie- would prefer to see in the old city, sole, seated on the brow of a hill, buildings of a lighter and less sombre about three miles from Florence, character, will do well to recollect claims a higher antiquity than that that the original owners consulted city. It was a place of strength up- strength and capability of defence wards of two centuries before the against some unfriendly fellow-citiChristian era; and still preserves a zen, rather than amenity of appearportion of its ancient Cyclopean wall. ance in his civic fortress. Merchants who resorted thither for In the end of the same century, business purposes, did not approve we find the Government invested in its troublesome ascent; and began twelve magistrates (two for each of to set up for themselves tents and the six sections of the city), and two slight structures at the base of the superior chiefs. One of these, called hill by the Arno; and thus was laid, the Podesta, was invested with suas it were, the foundation of the preme authority in civil and criminal future city, noted throughout the cases; the other was the head of the civilised world for arts and traffic. city and country militia, in which This took place at least a century the youth were obliged to serve. In before the birth of Christ; for there order not to excite prejudice among is mention of a Roman colony here the proud families, these two chiefs in the time of Sylla. In the days of were selected from families outside Charlemagne (742-814), the city Florence and its dependencies. In began to be spoken of. It was then A.D. 1254 was first struck, the beaugoverned by a duke, and inferior tiful gold coin, the Florin, with the officers elected by the citizens and lily on one side, and the head of approved by him. In the eleventh St. John the Baptist on the other.

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