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took the standard from the regiment. To daring youths it pleasure yields, Brown dashed after the gen-d'arms who Who leave gay cities, quiet fields, bore off the trophy-laid hold of it, and
To win themselves a glorious name, then pistolled the Frenchman; with his Uphold their country, and her fame; sword in its scabbard, his hands grasping to march, to fight, and fall in foreign lands.
And, when their sovereign's voice commands, both bridle and standard, he put spurs into his horse, and, exposed to fire and
I love the drum's enlivening sound, sword, as when recapturing the standard, Parading round, and round, and round; made his way through a lane of the
To me it speaks of safety won,
Of Home secure, the Foe undone, enemy. He received eight cuts in the
The Widow smiling through her tears, face, head, and neck; two balls lodyed
The Bride dismissing all her fears, in his back, and three went through his
The Sire, whilst weeping o'er his warlike son, hat. His nose and upper lip were nearly Redeeming Trophies he in Battle won. severed from his face-a terrible gash
J. M. OF M. II. from the top of his forehead, crossed his
April, 1831. left eye-he received two other wounds on the forehead, and two on the back of
WAR. the neck-besides having two fingers of the bridle hand chopped off. His regi- of those who woul
Why may I not go and cut the throats
cut our throats if they ment welcomed him back into their ranks
could ?"--Do you then consider it as a with three huzzas, such as pone but Bri- disgrace that they should be wickeder tons know how to give. In this battle
than you? Why do you not go and rob Brown had tuo horses killed under him. thieves, who would rob you if they could ? Brown's father was a blacksmith. Thomas Why do you not revile them that revile was born at Kirkleatham, not far from
you? Why do you not hate them that Scarborough; he was bound apprentice hate you ? -- Erasmus. to a shoemaker at Yarm. Ile stood five
The amiable vice feet eleven inches. George II. offered
Hid in magnificence, and drown'd in state, Brown a commission in the army, but his Loses the fiend ; receives the sounding name not being able to write prevented nis Of Glorious War ; and through th' admiring acceptance of it. The king placed Brown
throng, near his person in the life guards. As Uncurs'd the ornamented murderers move. the balls in his back could not be extract
Fawcett. ed, he was obliged to quit the service. He had a pension of £30 per annum,
June 16. Sun rises
3 44 and died at Yarm, of his wounds, January,
8 16 1746, aged thirty-one.
Canterbury bells, Campanula medium, I have an engraving of this hero. The flowers. This species is called Gants de print is 12} inches, by 8. Ilead and bust. notre Dame, or our lady's gloves. Two compartments are below the portrait;
The Midsummer beetle or fernchafer in one he retakes the standard, firing his begins to appear. pistol at the gen-d'arm, who falls backward off his horse; three Frenchimen are
June 17. hacking at Brown, and two firing their
A TORTOISE-SHELL Tom Cat. pistols at him. In the second vignette he is steady in his saddle, galloping back to Among the covetors and collectors of the British line,-one French Dragoon specimens of feline curiosities, this was, hacking one giving point — and one and perhaps is, deemed an animal of great firing his pistol. My print is by L. Boi
My print is by L. Boi- consequence. Under this date, less than tard, very rare, and in fine condition: it five years ago, we find one obligingly was published November 8, 1713, “Price proffered for sale, by public advertiseone Shilling.” What is it worth now? ment.
You quote some beautiful verses from “ A ILANDSOME TORTOISESTIELL TOM
Scott of Amwell." On the 12th of Car to be DISPOSED OF, on reasonable January, 1809, being at that period a terms. Apply at Mr. White's, 5, Swintonloyal and a royal volunteer, I composed, place, Bagnigge-wells-road.” The Times, in my military ardour, the following 17th of July, 1826. Parody on Scotl's Verses.
A male cat of the tortoiseshell color is I love the drum's inspiring sound,
esteemed a rarity, and was formerly worth Parading round, and round, and round; a considerable sum.
A whimsical letter to the Secretary of the or steward of Southwark, without his Horticultural Society in the “Comic An- majesty's approbation ; and that, if they · nual by Thomas Hood, Esq., 1830,” may presented any his majesty did not like, enable speculators to deterinine whether they should proceed in wonted manner the value of “ the article" is increased or to a second choice; if that was disapdot, by this singular information : proved, his majesty to nominate them;
* Sir-I partickly wish the Satiety to and, if within five days they thought good be called to consider the Case what fol- to assent to this, all former miscarriages lows, as I think mite be maid Transax.. should be forgotten--And so," says tionable in the next Reports :
Evelyn, they tamely parted with their " My Wif had a Tomb Cat that dyd. so ancient privileges, after they had dined Being a torture Shell and a Grate faverit, and been treated by the king. Divers of we had Him berried in the Guardian, and the old and most learned lawyers and for the sake of inrichment of the Mould I judges were of opinion that they could had the carks deposited under the roots not forfeit their charter, but might be of a Gosherry Bush. The Frute being personally punished for their misdemeanup till then of the smooth kind. But the ors; but the plurality of the younger next Seson's Frute after the Cat was judges, and rising men, judged it otherberried, the Gozberris was all hairy-and wise.' more Remarkable the Catpilers of the same bush was All of the same hairy Discription.
June. 18. Sun rises .
3 43 I'am, Sir, your humble servant,
8 17 THOMAS FROST." Candytuft, white and purple, in flower;
and continues blowing till the end of sumJune 17. Sun rises
Sweet Williams flower and continue
8 16 blowing till August.
On the 19th of June, 1707, died at
of St. Pauls and master of the temple. June 18.
Ile was born in Southwark about 1641.
At the revolution he was greatly embarCHARTER OF London.
rassed how to act. The government gave June 18, 1683, Mr. Evelyn says, “I him time for consideration, and, aided by was present, and saw and heard the hum- his wife's intreaties, he complied. A little ble submission and petition of the lord while after an arch bookseller seeing him mayor, sheriffs, and aldermen, on behalf handing her along St. Paul's Church-yard, of the city of London, on the quo war- said, “ There goes Dr. Sherlock, with his ranto against their charter, which they reasons for taking the oaths at his fingers’ delivered to his majesty (James II.], in ends." the presence chamber. My lord keeper (North) made a speech to them, exagger
h. m. ating the disorderly and riotous behaviour June 19. Sun rises
3 43 in the late election, and polling for Pa
8 17 pillon and Dubois (for sheriffs), after the Rampion flowers. common hall had been dissolved, with Love-in-a-mist flowers. other misdemeanors, libels on the government, &c., by which they had incurred
June 20. his majesty's high displeasure; and that,
CURIOUS ADVERTISEMENTS. but for this submission, and under such articles as the king should require their
[For the Year Book.] obedience 10, he would certainly enter
Clerical Duty. judgment against them. The things re- June 20,.1716. In the Stamford Merquired were, that they should neither cury of this date is the following Adverelect mayor, sheriff, alderman, recorder,
tisement: common-serjeant, town-clerk, coroner, “IF ANY CLERGYMan of a good char
acter has the misfortune to be destitute Foxglove begins to flower under hedges :
A Sanguinary Difference.
June 22. ceding is announced-
“ WHEREAS the majority of Apothe- June 22, 1684, Mr. Evelyn enters in caries in Boston have agreed to pull down his Diary—“ Last Friday Sir Thomas the price of Bleeding to six-pence, let Armstrong was executed at Tyburn for these certifie that Mr. Richard Clarke, treason, having been outlawed, and apApothecary, will bleed any body at his prehended in Holland, on the conspiracy shop, gratis.”
of the duke of Monmouth, lord John RusJ. H. S. sell, &c., which gave occasion of discourse
to people and lawyers, in regard it was
on an outlawry that judgment was given June 20. Sun rises
3 43 and execution." sets
8 17 Burnet says that Armstrong on being Yellow Phlomis flowers.
brought up for judgment insisted on his Scarlet lychnis usually begins to flower right to a trial, the act giving that right and continues till the end of July or be- to those that come in within a year, and ginning of August.
the year was not expired. Jefferies reOrange lily in full flower.
fused it; and, when Armstrong insisted that he asked nothing but the law, Jefferies
told him he should have it to the full, and June 21.
ordered his execution in six days. Soon
afterwards went to Windsor and Charles THE SEASON.
II. took a ring from his finger and gave it Among the “ Lays of the Minnesingers" to him. is a Norman song of the season written in the 14th or 15th century.
Bearing in mind that June is a conThere springs the rose, the lily there
tinuation of the poet's May, the ensuing And hollyhock are found.
verses of the lady Christine de Pisan are My garden is a beauteous spot,
allowable to this month.
This month of May hath joys for all,
Save me alone ; such fate is mine :
Him once so near to me I mourn,
And sigh, and plaintively repine.
He was a gentle, noble love,
Whom thus the adverse fates remove :-
O soon return my love!
In this fair month when all things bloom,
Come to the green mead, come away!
Where joyous ply the merry larks
And nightingales their minstrelsy ;
Thou know'st the spot :-with plaintive strain And as the red rose bright
Again I sigh, I cry again,
O soon return, my love!
The Minnesinger of “the Birdmeadow," June 21. Sun rises
3 43 Vogelweide, addresses these stanzas to his sets
8 17 lady-love
THE LADY AND THE May. For there sing the birds right merrily, When from the sod the flow'rets spring,
And there will the bounding heart upspring, And smile to meet the sun's bright ray,
To the lofty clouds, on joyful wing. When birds their sweetest carols sing On the hedgerows spring a thousand flowers, In all the morning pride of May,
And he, from whose heart sweet May What lovelier than the prospect there?
Hath banish'd care, finds many a joy ; Can earth boast any thing so fair ?
And I, too, would be gay, To me it seems an almost heaven,
Were the load of pining care away ; So beauteous to my eyes that vision bright is Were my lady kind, my soul were light, given.
Joy crowning joy would raise its flightBut when a lady, chaste and fair,
The flowers, leaves, hills, the vale, and mead, Noble, and clad in rich attire,
And May with all its light, Walks through the throng with gracious air,
Compar'd with the roses are pale indeed, A sun that bids the stars retire,
Which my lady bears; and bright Then, where are all thy boastings, May ? My eyes will shine as they meet my sight, What hast thou beautiful and gay
Those beautiful lips of rosy hue, Compared with that supreme delight?
As red as the rose just steep'd in dew. We leave thy loveliest flowers, and watch that
lady bright. Wouldst thou believe me come and place
June 22. Sun rises
3 43 Before thee all this pride of May ;
8 17 Then look but on my lady's face,
Blue sowthistle flowers. And, which is best and brightest ? say Corn-flower, or red-cockle, begins to For me, how soon (if choice were mine) flower. This would I take, and that resign !
The red poppy abounds in corn-fields. And say, “ Though sweet thy beauties,
On the 23rd of June, 1703, William
Fuller," the famour Imposter, and Cheat LADY AND FLOWERS.
Master General of England,” received a Lady,” I said, “ this garland wear!
merited sentence for his enormous villanFor thou wilt wear it gracefully ;
ies. He was son of a butcher, at Milton, And on thy brow 'twill sit so fair,
neat Sittingbourne, in Kent, and apprenAnd thou wilt dance so light and free ; ticed, in 1686, to John Hartly, a rabbitHad I a thousand gems, on thee,
wool-cutter, in Shoe-lane, London, from Fair one ! their brilliant light should shine : whom he ran away, and professed to beWould'st thou such gift accept from me,- come a Roman Catholic.—Having a fine O doubt me not,-it should be thine.
person and an ingenuous countenance, “ Lady, so beautiful thou art,
Lord Melfort retained him as a page; but That I on thee the wreath bestow,
leaving his lordship’s service, and marry'Tis the best gift I can impart ;
ing about the same time, he became But whiter, rosier flowers, I know,
greatly distressed, and threw himself upon Upon the distant plain they're springing,
the generosity of his father-in-law, and Where beauteously ther heads they rear, And birds their sweetest songs are singing :
his master. Averse to labor, he entered Come ! let us go and pluck them there !!
upon a life of high dissipation, which he She took the beauteous wreath I chose,
supported by different frauds. He had And, like a child at praises glowing,
servants in livery, assumed the rank of Her cheeks blushed crimson as the rose
major in the army, then colonel, adopted When by the snow-white lily growing :
the title of Sir William Fuller, and finally But all from those bright eyes eclipse
created himself Lord Fuller. His manReceived ; and then, my toil to pay, ners and appearance were attractive: he Kind, precious words fell from her lips : succeeded in borrowing large sums of What more than this I shall not say.
money, and, when that expedient failed, We may conclude with a summer-lay passed counterfeit bills. After exhausting by another Minnesinger, Count Kraft of these sources of revenue be commenced Toggenburg, in the thirteenth century. dealer in plots, and had not that trade Does any one seek the soul of mirth,
been over-dune in the reign of Charles II., Let him hie to the greenwood tree;
might have been the idol of one party in And there, beneach the verdant shade,
the state, to the destruction of many on The bloom of the summer see;
the contrary side. He talked of the dif
June 24. The earliest mention of the manor of Bagshot is, that, in the reign of Henry
MIDSUMMER DAY. II., one Ralph held it, in fee farm, For the various usages upon this great as of the king's demesne. Since then festival see the Every Day Book. it had distinguished possessors. Edward
BATTLE OF BANNOCKBURN.
To this fatal battle, which was fought headed by the intrigues of Mortimer, and on the 24th of June, 1314, recurrence whose son Edmund, by restoration of may perhaps be allowed, for the purpose blood, obtained restitution of his father's of giving by far the most accurate and estates. Edmund was succeeded by his circumstantial account of the conflict. brother John, whose heir was his sister It plunged, for a time, almost every Joan, called the “Fair Maid of Kent,” rank of society in England in terror and who married Edward the Black Prince. distress.* The manor of Bagshot returned to the Edwarıl II., persisting in his father's crown, and, in November 1621, James I. claim to Scotland, resolved by one effort granted it, with other possessions, to Sir to reduce that nation, and assembled an Edward Zouch, by the following service, army of above a hundred thousand men. that Sir Edward on the feast of St. James' Robert Bruce, grandson of the competitor then next, and every heir male of Sir with Baliol, raised an army of thirty thonEdward on that feast, next after they sand men against Edward, and took his succeeded to the estate, should carry up
station in the neighbourhood of Stirling, the first dish to the king's table at dinner, behind the river Bannockbum. The and say £100 of gold coined at the royal English army came up and encamped mint, in lieu of wards and services. By fáil- near Torwood. The defeat of a detachure of issue male, Bagshot reverted, and ment of eight hundred cavalry, despatched Charles II. granted it for 1000 years, in by lord Clifford to the relief of Stirling, trust, for the Duchess of Cleveland and inspired the Scots army with courage for her children by the king. It was after- the general engagement. At length, on wards sold, and now belongs to the Earl Monday, June 24th, 1314, appeared the of Onslow.
dawn of that important day which was to decide whether Scotland was to be
independent or subjugated. Early all Readers of the Every-Day Book may sentiments mingled with the military
was in motion in both armies. Religious remember, in an account of “ Canonbury ardor of the Scots. A solemn mass, in Tower," incidental mention of the beau- the manner of those times, was said by tiful marble bust of Mrs. Thomas Gent by Maurice, abbot of Inchchanfry, who ad. Betnes. That laly, distinguished by scientific knowledge and literary ability, is
ministered the sacrament to the king and since dead. In the same volume are
the great officers about him, upon a lines “To Mary,” by Mr. Gent, who has
hill near the camp, probably Cockshotpublished a new edition of his “Poems," hill, while inferior priests did the same with many pathetic and lively additions ; sober repast, they formed in order of bat
to the rest of the army. Then, after a among the latter is
tle, in a tract of ground now called Nether THE RUNAWAY.
Touchadam, which lies along the declivity Ah! who is he by Cynthia's gleam
of a gently rising hill, about a mile due
south from the castle of Stirling. This Discern'd, the statue of distress; Weeping beside the willow'd stream,
situation was chosen for its advantages. That leaves the woodland wilderness?
Upon the right they had a range of steep
rocks, now called Gillie's-hill, in which Why talks he to the idle air ?
the hill abruptly terminates. In their Why, listless, at his length reclin'd, Heaves he the groan of deep despair,
front were the steep banks of the rivulet Responsive of the midnight wind ?
of Bannockburn. Upon the left lay a Speak, gentle shepherd ! tell me why?
Sir! he has lost his wife, they say : • Related in Dr. Drake's Mornings in of what disorder did she die ?
Spring, from Nimmo's History of Stirlingshire, Lord, Sir, of none-she ran away. 1777, 8vo.