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FOREIGN LITERATURE, SCIENCE, AND ART.
TRIAL OF QUEEN KATHERINE,
From Shakspeare's Henry VIII.
ACT II. SCENE IV. A HALL IN BLACKFRIARS. -King Henry, Queen Katherine, the two cardinals Wolsey and Campeius, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bishops of Ely, Rochester, and St. Asaph, Lords, Priests, Officers of the Court, &.c.
Cam. His Grace
Hath spoken well and justly; therefore, madam,
Q. Kath. Lord Cardinal,
To you I speak.
Wol. Your pleasure, madam?
Q. Kath. Sir,
I am about to weep; but, thinking that
We are a queen (or long have dream'd so,) certain,
Wol. Be patient yet.
Q. Kath. I will when you are humble;
You sign your place and calling, in full seeming,
Where powers are your retainers, and your words
nay, To bring my whole cause 'fore his holiness,
Or God will punish me. I do believe,
Cam. The Queen is obstinate,
King H. Call her again.
POPULAR POETRY OF THE BRETONS. our readers for the subject upon which From the Foreign Quarterly Review. we now propose to enter. In that article we depicted the social and moral characBarzas-Breiz. Chants Populaires de la Bretagne, recueillis et publiés, avec une teristics of the Bretons; their way of life,' Traduction Française, des Eclaircisse-Primitive, antique, and uniform, presenting in the midst of the refinements and transiments, des Notes, et les Melodies origi-tions of modern civilization, a sort of petrinales. (Popular Songs of Brittany, &c.) fied specimen of the middle ages; their rePar M. de la Villemarqué. 2 tom. Paris. 1839.
In a recent article on the habits and superstitions of the Bretons, we prepared
*The Sept. No. 1843, of Ec. M. AUGUST, 1844. 28
ligious enthusiasm, their aboriginal hospitality, and their superstition. An inquiry into the Popular Poetry of the Bretons will form a proper pendant to that picture. The poetry that exists familiarly amongst a