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diminish? his wife. He reflects upon past scenes of splendor, and is driven nearly to despair ; he thinks his happiness and peace of mind for ever gone: let him shake off that unmanly sorrow - let him take example from his wife. O man! where is thy boasted resol ition, where thy firm ness and unshaken nerve, thy wonted boast in the hour of prosperity? Behold thy wife, she whom poverty cannot rob you of: she has a fortitude of mind, a firmness of resolution in the hour of adversity, which we should do well to imitate. Observe her who, but a short time since, moved in the gay circles of fashion, now reduced to the lowest ebb of want-watch her mic nutely: hear ye not her deep and farfetched sigb, not for herself, but her husband? She who had been a stranger to every employment, now, with a nobleness of feeling peculiar to her self, assures him of better days; en deavours to persuade him to collect himself, and all will yet be well; and she accepts with gratitude and thanks the slender means which may chance to offer, of procuring, by honest industry, a small and scanty pittance: it is in these moments all the excel lence of woman shines forth with in creasing splendor : she remains the same either in poverty or riches ; she whom we call the weaker sex is in fact the stronger; ske not only pos sesses a firmer mind and resolution, but her feelings are more retined and sensitive: she inherits a large portion of sympathy for the misfortunes of others, and deals it out in plenty upon every trifling occasion; her love, when once obtained, is obtained for ever; and she never fails (as far as is consistent with female delicacy) to convince the object of her affections of her ardent attachment; she does not, like the lords of the creation, endeavour to make a conquest of a heart merely to desert it. . While in good health and spirits the dissipated man flies from one scene of vice to another, and is dead to every real enjoyment of happiness and contentment; let him reflect for one moment upon the enviable lot of the domestic man, and his own: he marries surely not to increase his com
forts, for he is incapable of feeling any; he, like the unthinking many, considers woman a being of no importance, one who must bear the brunt of his ill-humours and intoxicaled hours ; if he has an out-door business to follow, he works but half the week, and his small earnings he contrives to spend in the other half, thus leaving bis wife destitute of every necessary : night after night finds him the constant companion of a pote house: if you argue the point with him, he assures you he will mend; but the company is irresistible; "they are a set of good fellows, and be sides, they would consider his absence a mark of ill-nature, as he possesses & good voice.” Shame ! shame! has thy wife no voice? will you turn a deaf ear to the supplicating cry of injured innocence? she whom thou hast taken from a comfortable home, where every mark of paternal kindness was her's; she whom a few months since you accompanied to the foot of the sacred altar, and, in the presence of thy Maker, swore to love and protect! you have violated the solemn VOW---you leave her unprotected; and at that lone hour when the busy hum
lows of thy own cast, are enveloped in the arms of sleep! Yes, she is left to brood upon the melancholy of her unhappy situation, and of those lost comforts she has left at home. Say! tell me! what are thy feelings at thy return home at this unseasonable hour? does the love-beaming eye of thy affectionate wife welcome thy return? No! her eye has lost its once unsullied lustre ; the heavy sigh escapes her, and her pallid cheek beo trays a soul of sorrow, and acquainted with grief. Can yon behold this lovely creature sinking under the weight of thy ill usage, and not feel one spark of sympathy? Man! man ! reflect upon thy conduct: wilt thou still continue to betray unoffending woman, and leave to infamy and shame that being whom thou art bound to cherish and protect; but beware of retribution, and ere it be too late, atone for thy past follies ; remember she has a soul; and if by thy seducing .arts she tau from the path of virtue, and is lost for
ever, the crime is yours, and the sickness, he will experience that'sepunishment will eventually fall upon renity of mind attendant only on the thee: be assured that Heaven, at the last dissolution of the good husband ; and day, will not pass over in silence your he leaves this world in the steadfast unprotracted offences; they are re- faith of a re-union with his family to gistered as ye commit them; and ac- last for ever. What are the last mocording to their nature, so will you ments of the former man? he is disbe rewarded ; you will then find that tracted with self-reproach; the stillyour boasted conquests of the female continued kindness of his neglected heart will gain you no applause, but wife wounds his inmost soul; she will rush forward swift witnesses to is now his only friend ; she alone condemn you. On the other hand, watches with the eye of affectionate should you have performed your duty solicitude his departing moments; he to the best of human frailty, you will now looks back upon his past life with - not fear to hear the sentence pro- horror, and finds it too late to repair nounced against you, and in this world the injuries he has done her; thus he you will be spared the remorse of sinks into a premature grave, unheeded conscience, which, sooner or later, by all except his wife. Where are his never fails, by the guidance of the « good fellows" now, the companions unerring hand of Providence, to over- of his midnight debaucheries? where take the guilty.
that voice in which he used to pride · Let us now takea retrospective view himself? They are no longer his: he of the opposite character-the good now quits bis frail tenement of clay man, who has nought but what he to stand before his offended God. gains from the sweat of his brow; but Let me advise you, whose lives hare with that he is content; every morn- been, and still are the reiteration of ing he goes to labour (probably at these sad truths, to hastenand cancel,by that hour the rake is reeling to his your future good conduct, your past home) to earn a support for his wife offences: return to thy wife; she will and family; at the finish of each day yet receive you with open arms, and he returns to the bosom of his family you will yet taste those domestic comwith a glad heart: his wife, the great forts thou hast never enjoyed. est of his cares and pleasures, wel.
A LOVER OF DOMESTIC comes his retum with the smile of
- Сомовт. affection, and “ his children climb Esser-street, July 17. his knee the envied kiss to share :' this man is rich, because he knows
SPITALFIELDS AND THE WEAVERS. how to appreciate the inestimable Spitalfields and its vicinity forms value of a loving wife; thus each day a district, I may say a colony of itpasses, and at the finish of the week self, inhabited by a description or race he takes home his hard-earned wages of men and women of peculiar chawith a smiling face, and blesses Pro racter and habits: they have clus. vidence for his happy lot, sensible tered together in this neighbourhood that no situation in life is without its for upwards of a century, descended ills. Sunday affords him a day of rest, from conscientious Frenchmen, who and on this leisure day he endeavours, fled their native soil for religion's to the best of his abilities, to istil sake, and introduced the valuable art into the minds of his young family of silk-weaving to this country in regood moral maxims and religious turn for the protection they here met principles, and in the evening takes with. The origin of the present race the Bible, from which he reads a few of weavers, their value as artisans, chapters, and retires to his homely their peaceful demeanor as citizens, bed with a heart at ease and a mind render them objects worthy of partiundisturbed. This is the man who cular consideration, and the recent tastes the lasting pleasures of doo discussions respecting the laws affectmestic enjoyments. When old age ing the silk-trade, gives this neighshall overtake him, and the hale con bourhood and its inhabitants addio stitution is exchanged for the bed of tional importance. ..
vidual; nor will the moralist too see verely censure him who should oecasionally relax from this incessant toil by employing another day in what (however improperly) he terms recreation.
(To be continued.)
During the political storms which agitated Europe towards the close of the last, and in the infancy of the present century, when almost every city teemed with commotion, and dis affection so frequently burst out in rebellion, the weavers of Spitalfields, although so cemented together by one common interest that combination and unity of purpose and action could be easily effected, never availed themselves of this facility for poli. tical or unlawful purposes; and ex. cept, indeed, when those laws by which their peculiar interests are go. verned, have been the subject of le gislatorial consideration, they have never, as a body, interfered with the acts of the rulers of the nation. · As a body of working people, they are remarkable for decency of conduct, and maintain a character for sobriety and chastity superior to any other of the working classes of society, and this, too, under circumstances tending towards the reverse, I have heard their character for 80briety questioned, but I speak of them as a whole and comparatively; there are of course numerous individual exceptions, and you may frequently observe the weaver wasting his Monday in the public-house ; this is certainly improvident and reprehensible; but I really think there is greater reason of extenuation of such conduct where it is indulged in by the weavers and other persons who obtain their livelin hood by recluse and sedentary employ, than by those who perform their labour in the air, in social intercourse with their fellow-workmen, and whose occupation of itself ever vary. ing, gives relief to the mind as well as to the body. See the weaver sitting in one position, incessantly plying the busy shuttle: how slowly the fabric is increased by his continued exertions,
- shut up in a close room, debarred . from conversation, by the nature of his employ and the noise of the machine. Let any one who is in the habit of taking daily exercise, fancy this labour from early in the morning until late at night, for six out of each seven days, and say, must not the person who continues this the year through, be a most persevering indi
SKETCHES FROM LIFE. Mean-well and Do-well were neigh bours; and although Do-well's income was considerably less than Mean well's, yet he maintained a much better appearance, and was decidedly more comfortable in his circumstances; for these advantages over his neighbour he was chiefly Indebted to his wife, who was and is still a bustling, tidy, industrious woman, and forms a striking contrast to poor Mrs. Mean-well; she is a sort of gay slatter, fond of finery and show, but untidy in her dress, and even uncleanly in her person. I was once intimate with both, and could not help making my remarks upon the difference of character and conduct, and the consequent circumstances of the families. In Mean-well's house all was disorder and confusion; an unexpected visitor evidently perplexed then ; it was half an hour before Mrs. Mean-well could be seen ; the servant was dispatched on various errands, if but the most trifling refreshment was offered : did you expect to catch them at dinner or to avoid calling at that time, you were never certain ; it depended entirely on chance. Mrs. Mean-well, if she wanted a thing done, would say to her servants, Go and Do. Mrs. Do-well would, on a similar occasion, say, LET USGO; so well did she appreeiate the old adageof the “master's eye doeth'more work than his hands.” Poor Mean-well saw this sad failing in his wife; he persuaded, advised, admonished, and then fell to reproach, which produced unkind feelings, and was the source of bitter grief to both husband and wife, without effecting any improvement in the conduet of the latter; to be sure, she promised reformation, and endeavoured oC casionally to regulate her conduct upon the model of her neighbour, Mrs. Do-well; but the habitual nego lect of order, regularity, and attention
enjoying and imparting happiness to those within their sphere, and a bright example to all who witness the admirable effects of economy, order, and regularity.
to the minutest of domestic economy, too frequently defeated her best intentions ; thus, upon an occasion, she sat down to make her husband some shirts, which, with the assistance of an old one ripped to pieces, she contrived to cut out and put together (for, poor woman, she had never been taught how to make them); but when they came to be used, it was found they were finished all but- some had buttons without holes, others holes without buttons. She would begin a dozen things without finishing one; if she required any article of domestic use, the question arose, where was it last seen ? the proper place for it was the least likely one to find it in : thus one-half the time was spent in looking after things, which might have been so much more profitably employed in domestic occupations. Mean-well's servants partook of the defects of their mistress ; want of order and management pervaded the family; furniture and utensils were destroyed, and nobody did it; things were lost, and nobody took them; till in a few years Mean-well found himself 'considerably in debt, and was compelled to remove, with an increased family, to a humbler residence, and suffer all the inconveniences and misery arising from the pressing demands of petty creditors, with unhappy recollections of the past, and melancholy forebodings of the future. · In Do-well's house all'was regularity and neatness; you might set your watch by the time of their meals. « A place for every thing, and every thing in its place,” was the motto. Mrs. Do-well was always clean in her person, at all times fit to be seen; everything that was wanted ever ready at hand; she was cheerful in her temper, affable in her address, prudent' in her actions, economical in her housekeeping, instructive in her conversation; her husband saw and admired her qualities; good-nature and affection reigned in the family; they lived within their means, and have, by prudent management, without parsimony or meanness, been enabled to purchase a more convenient house, where they still live,
FENCES. Take another look at your inclosures, and see that your fences are sound, firm, high, and close. If you do not, and should unhappily wake up some morning and find your cattle in the corn, your pigs in the peas, &c. you will please to recollect that we told you so. After planting and be fore weeding you will probably have time to make some excellent stone wall. See that you make it where it is most needed, and what you make should be well made. We do not achnire certain apologies for fences, which we every now and then come across, in the course of our agricultural tours. A jagged, cobbling, half-built wall, in which the stones look as if they were huddled together by chance, or by an earthquake, not at all disposed to be sociable, but each seeming to say to its neighbour, “ Please to keep your distance," is an abomination on any man's farm. We have seen too many such rough monuments of laziness, which seem to have been tossed together for no other purpose but to afford the quadrupeds of the place the means of taking practical lessons in the art of jumping-New England Farmer.
POLISH FOR MAHOGANY. New mahogany rubbed well with a cloth, upon which a few drops of boiled linseed oil has been poured, will be much improved; it should be rubbed daily for a fortnight, wiping it well immediately afterwards.
For mahogany furniture generally. - Take a pipkin which will hold a pint at least, and, after well trying it, by boiling water in it, to determine its power of standing the fire, take an ounce of bees'-wax, and an ounce of oil of turpentine; place it over the fire until the wax is dissolved; do this carefully, as many accidents have happened through inattention in this particular. After
the wood has been well cleaned, let DAY-LIGHT GAMBLING HOUSES.. it be thinly covered with the com
Notwithstanding the frequent position, and well rubbed with a piece
prosecutions of the proprietors of of wollen cloth, until it attain a fine
Rouge et Noir tables, they stil polish, and until no dirt will adhere
carry on, with upabated ardour, their to its surface: in four words-Don't
depredations on the gulls of the spare elbow-grease.
West-end. The law against thera A FINE CEMENT TO MEND BROKEN
seems unable to gain one step toe GLASS OR CHINA.
wards its ultimate object, namely, Garlick, stamped in a stone mortar, expelling them, although several have the juice whereof, when applied to severely suffered by it. When one the pieces to be joined together, is is convicted and imprisoned, up the finest and strongest cement for
springs another worse than the that purpose, and will leave little or
former; and so it will be, until transe no mark, if done with care.
portation be made the penalty.
The dens called Rouge et Noir APOPHTHEGMS.
tables have the appearance of private : If you serve a wise man, make him dwellings, with the exception that ** think well of yourself; if you serve a the hall-door of each is left ajar, fool, make him think well of himself. during the hours of play, like those
He who looketh down, thinketh of of trap-cages, to catch the passing that which is past; he who looketh pigeons and gulls, and to obviate the up, thinketh of that which is to come. delay which might be occasioned by
knocking - a delay that might expose the customers to the glance of an uns suspeeting creditor, a confiding father, or a starving wife. It is generally understood that a stranger must be what they term “ introduced;" and since the last severe sentence against Rougier, Carlos, and others, none are admitted without a ticket from the proprietors, thus giving permise
sion to lose his money; and this is ANNALS OF GULLING. to obviate the danger of being sure 3 . . No. . :
prised by the officers of the law; but
it is, alas, too easy to break through To the Editor of The Economist.
that rule; and any gentleman whom
the door-keeper has sufficient reason SIR ;-Observing in your paper an
to think is a good mark, finds the article on German sausages, and the
avenues to these labyrinths but too high price they are sold at, I beg to
easy for his foot. observe I have frequently bought
On passing the outer door, the them in Germany at less than nine
visitor is impeded by another in the pence (English) per pound : they are
centre of the hall, in which is cons! subjected to sixpence per lb. duty on
structed a small spy-hole, exhibiting importation here: the difference, then,
the fixed ball of a ruffian's eye, inbetween fifteen or at most sixteen
tently examining his figure. If the pence, and seven shillings per pound,
visitor is a fair gull, or an old crow, is the moderate profit of the vender. What a lot of trash is sold at these
he is at once admitted by this Cyclops,
and politely bowed up stairs, at the Italian warehouses, as they are now
top of which another gate unbars its called-mouldy hams, rotten cheese,
power. To this succeeds the last of vermicelli, and maccaroni, made in Petticoat-lane ; sour kraut, and a he.
. We published part of these obserterogeneous mixture, called currie
vations in 1821, and they were subse powder': there is a monstrous deal of quently pirated into an ephemeral pedeception here,'. A LOOKER-On. riodical by Mr. Westmacot. -ED. .