NEW CHURCH AT LLANGORWEN, NEAR ABERYSTWITH. We have been informed that the consecration of this church is fixed to take place on Tuesday, the 20th October instant.
rigtnal Corrceponimtce, We have received several communications possess- ing a good deal of interest; want of space, however compels us to omit them this week. To the Editor of the Demetian Mirror. Sir, I perceive by the London and Provincial Journals that the whole emolument received by your Clergyman, as Vicar of Llanbadarn fawr, is Twenty Pounds. Surely something should be done to remedy a state of things so much to be deplored: and if for no other reason at least in order to extend the Incum- bent's powers of doing good. Towards this important object, the Visitors of Aberystwith may most ma- terially contribute by their subscriptions to the Evening Lecture, established at St Michael's, and I believe that it is only ignorance of the above fact which has prevented them from doing so already. Those who every Sunday benefit by the assiduous performance of Church Services at St. Michael's, should surely not be behind hand in their free will offerings towards the due maintenance of their Spi- ritual Instructor. But the majority of the congrega- tion are visitors, and as such do not NECESSARILY con- tribute a farthing towards this object. Now Visitors, come here for certain desirable ends-principally for health and strength of body and mind. These grand objects are obtained by their residence and surely if they carry off so much benefit FROM the place, they are bound not to leave it, as far as they are concerned, in the same state in which they found it! Some substantial benefit should be left behind every season by each succession of visitors and there is abundant scope for them in the Charitable Institutions of the place. But FIRST and FOREMOST is the claim of the Lecture subscription list, as this appears to be the only opening for contributions towards the due main- tainance and extended usefulness of the Clergyman to whom we all owe so much. I am, Sir, Your obedient Servant, ALIENIGENA.
$)octri>. The Hon. Mrs. Norton, who has with great truth been styled the Byron of our modern poetesses, has lately published a beautiful poem called THE DREAM." The "frame-work of which is simply a lovely mother watching over a lovely daughter asleep." We are not aware that there is any living poet better qualified, by nature, to dilate on so lovely a theme and Mrs. Norton has caused an intensity of interest to attach to the work, by throwing a per- sonal hue upon the passion and interest of the con- cluding portion of this pre-eminently beautiful poem. It is dedicated to the Duchess of Sutherland, in the following heart-stirring verses 'Once more my harp! once more, although I thought Never to wake thy silent strings again, A wandering dream thy gentle cords have wrought, And my sad heart, which long hath dwelt in pain, Soars like a wild bird from a cypress bough, Into the poet's heaven, and leaves dull grief below! And unto thee—the beautiful and pure- Whose lot is cast amid that busy world; Where only sluggish Dulness dwells secure, And Fancy's generous wing is faintly fui-I'd To thee—whose friendship kept its equal truth Through the most dreary hour of my embitter'd youth- I dedicate the lay. Ah never bard, In days when poverty was twin with song; Nor wandering harper, lonely and ill-starr'd, Cheer'd by some castle's chief, and harbour'd long Not Scott's Last Minstrel, in his trembling lays, Woke with a warmer heart the earnest- meell of praise! For easy are the alms the rich man spares To sons of Genius, bv misfortune bent, But thou gav'st me, what woman seldom dares, Belief-iii spite of many a cold dissent- When, slandered and maligned I stood apart [my heait. From those whose bounded pow'r hath wrung, not crush'd, Thou, then, when cowards lied away my name, And scoff'd to see me feebly stem the tide When some were kind on whom I had no claim, And some forsook, on whom my love relied And some who might have battled for my sake Stood off in doubt, to see what turn the world would take- Thou gav'st me that the poor do give the poor, Kind words and holy wishes, and true tears; The lov'd, the near of kin, could do no more, Who chang'd not with the gloom of varying years, But clung the closer when I stood forlorn, And blunted Slander's dart with their indignant scorn. For they who credit crime are those who feel Their own hearts weak to unresisted sin Memory, not judgment, prompts the thoughts which steal O'er minds like these, an easy faith to win And tales of broken truth are still believ'd Most readily by those who have themselves deceived. But like a white swan down a troubled stream Whose ruffling pinion hath the power to fling Aside the turbid d-ops which darkly gleam, And mar the freshness of her snowy wing,- So thou, with queenly grace and gentle pride, Along the world's dark waves in purity dost glide. Thy pale and pearly cheek was never made To crimson with a faint, false-hearted shame Thou did'st not shi-ink-of bitter tongues afraid, Who hunt in packs the object of their blame To thee the sad denial still held true, For from thine own good thoughts thy heart its rnerey drew. And though my faint and tributary rhymes Add nothing to the glory of thy day, Yet every poet hopes that after times Shall set some value on his votive lay,- And I would fain one gentle deed record Among the many such with which thy life is stor'd. So when these lines, made in a mournful hour, Are idly open'd to the stranger's eye, A dream of Thee, arous'd by Fancy's power, Shall be the first to wander floating by And they who never saw thy lovely face Shall paase-to conjure up a vision of its grace!
SPLENDID RUN WITH THE GOGERDDAN HOUNDS. The Gogerddan Hounds Cub-hunting commenced a short time ago in the neighbourhood of Aberystwith and the hounds have been blooded after two splendid runs, in both of which they killed. On Tuesday last the hounds met at Tanybwlch, and after drawing the covers blank, as well as the rocks and the Abermaide covers, they trotted off to Nanteos. There they drew the withy bed blank after which they were thrown into the new cover, when old AGONY" told us that Reynard was at home. After a good deal of cover hunting, an old- un', was seen to break. The hounds were immedi- ately laid on, and they ran him to the warren cover, passing Nanteos House at the back. He instantly doubled, retnrning in front of the house, running the whole length of the lawn to the pond. Here the scene was really beautiful, the pace terrific, and the -hounds might have been covered with a sheet. The varmint passed through the withy bed up the hill for the Abermaide covers; but the wind being stiff in his teeth, he steered for Ceven coch, and after running through the covers he crossed the Ystwith, making for the Bryneithin covers, which he passed through and went straight for the rock, when the gallant pack experienced the first check. A tremendous hail-storm stopped them for a short time, after which they ran him along the rocks, out at the back of Tanybwlch house, where he was viewed by the veteran Captain Davies. Our gallant pack were again laid on, and after running him through the Tanybwlch covers, Reynard again crossed the Ystwith, making for the New Cover, from whence he first burst, and another
deep attention of the Established Church." The hon, gentleman concluded by seconding the resolution, which was carried unanimously. The Hon. Mr. Powyss then came forward, and pro- posed the following resolution :—" That well-trained teachers on an improved system of tuition are requi- site, in which the extension of church education on church principles mainly depend." The Rev. J. O. Parr, vicar of Preston, briefly se- conded the resolution, which was put and carried. The Rev. Hugh M'Niell, whose appearance was hailed with loud demonstrations of applause, said, the resolution which he had to propose was," That the Chester Diocesan Board of Education, in union with the National Society, has adopted a plan which in its principles and operations is eminently calculated to secure, under God, the diffusion of true religion and useful learning." Mr. Ainsworth, M.P., seconded the motion of the reverend gentleman. Mr. C. Horsfall then moved a vote of thanks to the chairman, who acknowledged the honour, after which the meeting separated. (Britannia.) DREADFUL CONFLAGRATION IN THE ROYAL NAVAL ARSENAL AT DEVON- PORT. We are sorry to announce that about four o'clock on Sunday morning last, a dreadful fire broke out in this dock yard. It was first discovered by a policeman who saw smoke issuing from the Talavera, a 74 gun ship, fitting in dock. This ship is wholly destroyed, and the Minden another 74, as well as the Imogens have sustained immense injury. We subjoin a copy of an official report on the subject of the fire; but we regret to add that the gallery in which were deposited the splendid collection of trophies and memorials of England's glory, above all the renowned flag of our own Nelson, beneath which he fought, and con- quered, and died," has fallen a sacrifice to the de- vouring element. SEPT. 28, 1840.-The fire in the Arsenal was not entirely got under until late last night, and the engines are now (half. past eight, Monday morning) being brought out. Itisim- possibleto say the amount of damage-certainly not so great as stated in my letter of yesterday, as the Talavera was an old ship, and the estimate of her worth, if sold by auction, the usual mode of disposing of ships when unserviceable, is not above d- 20,000, though to replace her with a new ship of the same class would be from £ 70,000 to X- 80,000. The other vesels must be estimated in the same way, but the loss of stores is immense. The sheds, covered, as they were with painted and tarred paper, cost from xio,ooo to £ 12,000 each the cost, when covcred with copper, is from X30,000 to E- 40,000 each. The granite facings of the docks are split to pieces. The fire was providentially stopped at the very point where the destruction would have been greatest, as property amounting in value to upwards of £5,000,000 was deposited in the very building adjoining that where its pro- gress was terminated. Those best informed are yet disposed to place the act to the account of an incendiary. Itis expect- ed one of the Lord Commissioners of the Admiralty will come down to hold a court of inquiry. Forty-five tons of lead ore have been shipped at Aberystwith during the present week on board the Catherine, Delahoyde, master, for the River Dee, from the Goginan Mine Works. DYFFRYN CASTELL INN.—We perceive by the advertisement that this newly built and commodious Inn and Posting House, with the Farms occupied therewith, are to be let from Lady-day next, and we doubt not that a desirable Tenant will very speedily be found; as independently of the superior advan- tages which this Inn possesses as a Posting House by its connexion with all the principal lines, the eligible Farms combine to render it worthy the at- tention of a good practical Agriculturist. We believe Mr. and Mrs. Taylor resign Dyffryn Castell on the sole ground of altogether retiring from business.