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We may say fearlessly, that this is a discovery of greater | Mr. Webster has ascertained upwards of 80 species, and
Gíonrawhical Notices. practicablé importance than obtaining a footing on the varieties of marine shells, madrepores, sponges, and nu. Poler than many of the steps towards the discovery of merous unknown zoophytic remains.
THE LATE SIR NEIL CAMPBELL. the longitude, for which large sums have been paid, and In North America, the remains of marine animals, in Large sums are still annually expending;-and that it the soil and rocks adjacent to the lakes, are numerous.
The following particulars of the public life of the late would do honour to the present Lord High Admiral of 1 They abound in the greater part of the distance from Lake Governor-in-Chief will be read at this moment with inEngland, if he would immediately order the experiment | Erie, through the counties of Niagara, Gennessee, Ontario,
Ere, through the counties of Niagara, Gennessee, Ontario, terest :-" His Excellency commenced his career in the to be tried on some unemployed ship of his Majesty's Seneca, Cayuga Onondago. They exist, too, in the coun. | 6th West India Regiment, to which he was appointed Davy, and bestow on Mr. Watson the reward which the ties of Lewis, Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Madison, Essex,
Ensign on the 2d of April, 1797, and was soon after proresult of such an experiment should prove him really to Oneida, Montgomery, Washington, Chenango, and va
moted to a Lieutenancy in the 57th regiment. After serv, deserte.
rious others. The rocky stratum in the county of Ontario, ling three years in the West Indies, he returned to England, is filled with organic remains; these are mostly madre.
and in 1801 obtained a company in the 95th regiment of pores of fantastic forms, differing from any at present Foot About this time his abilities began to attract the Scientific Notices.
found growing in the ocean. Along the Illinois, in its notice of his superior officers, and after having been some
whole course from Chicago, near Lake Michigan, to the time at the Military College, he was appointed AssistantPomprehending Notices of new Discoveries or improve | Mississippi, organic remains of molluscas, and other un. I Quarter-master-General to the Southern District, in which Dants in Science or Art; including, occasionally, sin
known animals, are contained in the flinty masses, as he remained until promoted to a Majority in the 43d regi. gular Medical Cases; Astronomical, Mechanical, Phi.
noticed by that enterprising officer, Major Long, of the losophical, Botanical, Meteorological, and Mineralogical
mat enterprising officer, Major Long, of the ment, in January, 1805 ; from which he was afterwards
corps of Engineers. In the limestone around St. Louis, Phenomena, or singular Facts in Natural History;
removed to the 54th Foot. In August, 1806, he was ap. and down the Mississippi to St. Genevieve, and beyond, Vegetation, &c.; Antiquities, &c.
pointed Deputy. Adjutant-General to the Forces in the abundance of shells and madrepores have been found. Windward an
Windward and Leeward Islands, with the rank of Lieut.Dr. Drake has detected similar organic remains in the Colonel. He served in the several expeditions against KETCHES OF THE ELEMENTS OF NATURAL | limestone surrounding Cincinnati; they consist of various Martin
Martinique, Guadaloupe, &c. in 1809-10.-The following PHILOSOPHY,
species of marine shells, madrepores, and tubipores. In extract from Major. General Maitland's despatch, dated the rocky masses near Kingsbury, in the state of New York,
K: April 18, 1809, will show how highly Lieutenant-Colonel levanpanied with Skelches of a New Theory of the Earth. 1 in Cherry Valley, at Heleberg, in Coeyman's Patent, and I Campbell's services were appreciated :-“ Lieut..Colonel By d. L. E. W. SHECUT.-Charleston, 1826. the region watered by the Walkill, the quarries of King- I Cambell has been alwa
ng. Campbell has been always forward; he is an officer who ston, and various other places in the state, peculiar mad. musi rise by his merit." repores, corallines, and numerous species of marine shells,
The following observation also, which occurs in a de. his is an interesting production, although it is chiefly are abundant.--( Mitchill.)
spatch from Major-General Harcourt to Sir G. Beckwith zpiled from other works. The writer has been
An extensive stratum of fossil oyster shells has been
on the capture of Guadaloupe, in 1810, speaks more long known to exist in South Carolina ; they are of a cir- / warml, great pains to collect materials for his purpose, cular form, and of a diameter of seven or eight inches ; lacknowledgments for his zealous services, which have been
T: warmly :-“ Lieut.-Colonel Campbell merits my warmest I he has brought together a valuable accumula- they are thick and heavy, dissimilar from any shells which
nch unremitting; and particularly for his exertions and able 5 of facts. We shall select a few chapters or are found on our sea shores. They extend from Nelson's ac
assistance in the affair of the 3d."--Lieut. Colonel Camp| Ferry, in the upper part of the district of Charleston, in al bell having returned to England in 1810, proceeded to the Lages, which we are confident will interest our south-westwardly course nearly parallel with the sea, to- | Peninsula, then the seat of war, having previously re
wards the Three Runs on Savannah River, and are pro- I signed his situation as Deputy-Adjutant-General in the
Colonel as being fifteen miles below Silver Bluft, on the Georgia of the 16th Portuguese İpfantry, and was engaged in the poof of the Universality of certain Fossil Organic
side.-(Drayton, Ramsay.) Remains.
Various strata of marine 1 military operations of that period, particularly at the
shells have been found in digging wells, &c. in the district | sieges of Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajos, Burgos, and at the The rocks of Judea are, in many places, covered with a lot Charleston. In some places, strata of shells, so ag. I battle of Salamanca. On these occasions the Duke of
chelky substance, in which is enclosed a great variety | glutinated with marl and sand as to appear like stone, | Wellington made honourable mention of bis name, in his hell and corals. The greatest part of Mount Carmel, I have been discovered at a depth of fifteen feet below the despatches of the 20th January and 21st September, 1812: those of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, are overspread with surface of the earth. In Mr. Longstreet's experiment, on the retreat of the British army, in 1813, Colonel hite chalky stratum. In Mount Carmel are gathered that of boring for water, on a lot in Archdale-street, marine | Campbell. in consequence of severe illness, returned to
y stones, which, being in the form of olives, melons, shells were discovered at a depth of 17 feet below the sur: | England. In February, 1813, he joined Earl Catheart, sches and other fruit, are imposed upon pilgrims, not face ; and again, another stratum at a depth of 49 feet ! lat the head-quarters of the Emperor of Russia, in Poland. as those fruits petrified, but as antidotes against several
-Ramsay.) On boring for water on the square partly I Here he was employed, along with Sir Robert Wilson and cases. Maundrel.)
occupied by the Poor. House, the commissioners discovered Colonel Howe. 'in reporting on the force and military | The mountains and quarries of Europe afford numerous la stratum of marine shells between 18 and 20 feet below operations of the different corps of the Russian army. cimens of primitive petrifactions of the first class.
the surface; again, another stratum 35 feet; a third stra. | His eminent services while in this station are known to pitzerland is remarkable for the petrifactions contained
tum 43 to 46 feet below the surface; and lastly, at the all Europe. On the 24th March, 1814, he was severely her mountains, and repositories ; petrified fish, of amazing depth of 314 feet 3 inches to 317 feet 2 inches, a wounded at Fere Champenoise, as appears from ons kinds, are found imbedded in them. Mount Pe- 1 stratum of 'shells, mart, saod, and clay, and some thick
the Lueerne, supports an entire rock of petrified shells I solid marine shells broken.-( Moser.)
following despatch from Lord Burgbersh, dated March sanic origin. There are rocks of this kind in all the
26th, 1814:-" It is with the greatest regret that I have The state of Georgia is said to be very rich in rare fossil mountains on continents, in the Pyrenean mountains, | sea shells. ** On the south bank of Savannah River, near | yesterday most severely wounded by a Cossack. Colonel
to announce to your Lordship that Colonel Campbell was those of China and Peru. We find the same dis
18. | the place called White Bluft, about a hundred miles on a Camnhell on in all countries where there are high mountains, straight line from the sea shore, the shell banks make their which has ever marked his military career, had charged
on a Compbell, continuing that gallant distinguished course o bey are more remarkable in some parts than to first appearance, and run a course south-west. These shells I with the first cavalry which penetrated the French masses. 73. We almost everywhere find upon the declivities
occur in different parts of the ridge of the land in which zountains, sea shells, madrepores, apd corals petrified,
"The Cossacks, who canie to support this cavalry, mistook
The they are imbedded, to a distance of forty miles. Accord. him for a French officer, and struck him to the ground.” still adhering to the rocks. The mountains of Pisa in )
ing to General Merriweather, not only the oyster shell is 2ny, are covered with oyster shells to an extent of two
18-In June, 1814, he was gazetted Colonel of the British
in found, but clam shells, and a scalloped shell pearly similar ree miles. Fueille describes the mountains of Peru |
army, and subsequently received five different orders from to the clam. The General thinks that he has seen some of esenting the same phenomenon, which has been also I them large enough to contain the foot of a common man.
the crowned heads of Europe, and Knighthood from his Tered in the country of the Acaoukas of Mississippi, L A+
own sovereign. After the campaign of 1815, in which he Sippl; At some distance above this ridge, there are several quar. 1 miles from the sea shore. In France, about 60 leagues
was found at his post, Colonel Campbell retired to private ries of a kind of siliceous stone, which has a number of all | life, covered with honours. On the 27th of May, 1825, Bourdeaux, in the parish of St. Croix du Mont, there kinds of shells intermingled and dispersed through it; | Colonel Campbell was appointed a Major. General; and stratum of stone covered by a bed of oyster shells lih
Is these are petrified and hard as flint, are wrought into inill.. te or twenty-five feet thick, and extending upwarus stones, and are considered as a good substitue for French General Turner being known, was commissioned as Go
on the 18th of April, 1826, on the lamented demise of Tahundred fathoms, and is again covered by another burrs. In a spring near the high soals of Apalachy, are
vernor-in-Chief of Sierra Leone. Hearrived at the Coin eation of stone tive or six feet thick. In this, the inha-l fan
found many echinites of a flat form, rather larger than a lon the 22d of August following. ats have hewn out a chapel 15 feet high, in which they
Spanish dotlar; they are converted into flint, and are a brate mass. The shells are united in the bank by a sand,
species of the scutella family. Ellicot's Journal contains 10h, being mixed and petritied with them, at present accounts of the limestone rocks and fossils of the Apala.
METEOROLOGICAL DIARY. I but one common rock. About half a league from chy, Chatahouche and Flint Rivers. It is composed, in | Ikfort, on the other side of the Main, there is a moun-in
[From the Liverpool Courier.] n many places, of broken shells, and filled with petrifactions. I called Saxenhausen, whence stones are dug; the line
Barometer Extremel Thermo- Extreme State of qugine In Alabama, on the Tombigbee River, fossil shells of
during meters henteu-lhe Wint le substance of which is composed of small petrified bivalve molluscas, of sea urchins and radiary animals, are
Night. morning fring Day. at noon. 1k: they are united by a tine sand, which forms a very I found ; and fifteen or twenty feet below the surface, is a I stone, of which the strong walls of that beautiful city
Dec. stratum where wood is found, of different kinds, partly de
ow.s.w. Fair. guilt. A: Vaquine, a small town in Provence, we find cayed. Again, berieath this and a concomitant body of
ow.n.w. Stormy. ber mountain full of sea shells and large oysters, some det clay and linestone, is a substance resembling the grass of
29 84 41 0 45 01 0W.N.W.Cloudy. bich are still alive. The fields adjacent to Havre de lth de the margin of the ocean, accompanied by numberless na.
29 67 44 0 46 0 49 0 W.N.W. Storty.
9 re are full of oyster shells, which are also to be metrine shells
29 56 43 01 44 0
S. Fair. metrine shells.--(Mitchill.)
10 29 17 43 0 51
. Cloudy. in a great many parts of France - De Maillet.)
(To be continued.)
11 1 28 95 43 0 47 0 50 0 S.S.E. Cloudy. the environs of Paris, Dumerous deposits of marine
6th,- Very stormy during the night. is have been discovered by Cuvier, Brongniart, and at
Doubtless these are a continuation of the stratum men 6th,-Quarter-past three p.m. very stormy, hail, and ralp Dan by M. De France. In the south of England, (tioned in the preceding paragragh.
8th,-Severe gale during night, with heavy rain,
TO THB YEAR 1827.
Those eyes which glow'd of late with light,
Nought more on earth will view,
Within is darkness too:
May death claim as his due:
Do fade in autumn's sway,
When winter frowns, decay ;
In its green pride away,
As thou hast died, so die,
It may be without sigh ;
Like thine from me it fly,
Thy clay but for the grave,
Whose shadow's in the wave:
Then how could I e'er crave
Vain prayer ! soon may I dwell with thee!
The birds, with heavenly tuned throats, Possess woods' echoes with sweet notes; Which to your senses will impart A music to inflame the heart. Upon the bare and leafless oak The ring.dove's wooings will provoke A colder blood than you possess, To play with me and do no less. In bowers of laurel timely dight We will outwear the silent night; While Flora busy is to spread, Her richest treasure on our bed. Ten thousand glow-worms shall attend, And all their sparkling lights shall spend, All to adorn and beautify Your lodging with most majesty. Then in mine arms I will enclose Lily's fair mixture with the rose ; Whose nice perfections in love's play Shall tune me to the highest key. Thus as we pass the welcome night In sportful pleasures and delight, The nimble fairies on the grounds Shall dance and sing melodious sounds. If these may serve for to entice Your presence to Love's Paradise, Then come with me, and be my dear, And we will straight begin the year.
THE SHEPHERD TO THE FLOWERS
Ah ! speed thee on, departing year.
Nor stay thy chariot wheels ;
And lengthened time but steals
The world, beheld but through our tears,
A wintry waste, unblest, appears.
I would not bid thee stay:
A rude and briery way,
And thine to warn, while sweeping by,
The warblings bland of hope,
That gilds Time's horoscope ;
Whispers of bliss no years destroy,
Ecstatic and ne'er ending joy.
Whate'er to earth allied ;
Of Time's devouring tide!
The shaft of death!-and many a dreana
Dazzling as sunlight on the stream.
The whelming moments fled ;
Why speak but of the dead ?
Departing year, alone be thine
Heaven's whisperings blest, and all divino. Atverpool
SONNET. TRON BARRUFALDI
Stern Winter knocks at dying Autumn's gate
With all his stormy troop and drear array : And Autumn bids his yielding doors give way,
And drops his sceptre and resigns his state. But rosy-finger'd Spring comes forth elate,
And scares the hoary tyrant from his prey ;
Before the sultry Summer sun ubate.
Glides on and on. The horned Moon in heaven
Succeeds the Sun's bright chariot in her turn. The Seasons with the Sun come forth in pride ;
To Man alone no second spring is given,
Sweet violets, Love's paradise, that spread
Within your paly faces,
That plays amidst the plain,
Be proud to touch those places!
Thereby her dainty parts are sweetly fed, Your honours of the flowery meads I pray,
You pretty daughters of the earth and sun, With mild and seemly breathing straight display
My bitter sighs, that have my heart undone!
Whose radiant bright disgraces
Ah, if her virgin's hand
If chance my mistress traces
Then woeful blushing tempt her glorious eyes
And tell Love's torments, sorrowing for her friend, Whose drops of blood, within your leaves consorting,
Report fair Venus' moans to have no end ! Then may Remorse, in pitying of my smart, Dry up my tears, and dwell within my heart!
No. VII. CONTINUED. SPECIMENS OF THE ELDER POETS.
BY PERCIVAL MELBOURNE.
SIR WALTER RALEGH, TRB NIGHT BEFORE HIS DEATI.
Oh! lasting will thy slumber be,
A long and dreary sleep ;
Is but a soulless heap :
I cannot choose but weep;
And on thy sunken cheek ,
From lips which us'd to break
And in joy's hour would speak In rapturous mirth to all around, - And double pleasure with their sound.
Come, live with me, and be my dear,
Even such is time, that takes on trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have, And pays us but with age and dust;
Who in the dark and silent grave, When we have wandered all our ways, Shuts up the story of our days! But from this earth, this grave, this dust, My God shall raise me up, I trust !
He is the victor, only he,
We conquered once in vain,
With wrecks and Moslem slain.
Shall the twice vanquished foe
Again repeat his blow ?
No let the red-cross ranks,
Of the triumphant Franks,
Oh God! for one short moment raise
Comes pealing on the wind ;
The Christian sword behind.
• The warriors of the West.
Or mortal fancy dream,
He rushes on His prey :
Bewildered and appalled, I cease to sing,
THE DELIVERANCE OF VIENNA.
The miscreants, as they raised their eyes,
Glaring defiance on Thy skies,
Saw adverse winds and clouds display
The terrors of their black array ;-
Saw each portentous star,
Whose fiery aspect turned of yore to flight
The iron chariots of the Canaanite,
Gird its bright harness for a deadlier war. The chords, the sacred chords of gold,
Beneath Thy withering look Strike, O Muse, in measure bold;
Their limbs with palsy shook ; And frame a sparkling wreath of joyous songs
Scattered on earth the crescent banners lay; For that great God to whom revenge belongs.
Trembled with panic fear, Who shall resist his might,
Sabre, and targe, and spear, Who marshals for the fight
Through the proud armies of the rising day. Earthquake and thunder, hurricane and flame ?
Faint was each heart, unnerved each hand; He smote the haughty race
And if they strove to charge or stand, Of unbelieving Thrace,
Their efforts were as vain And turned their rage to fear, their pride to shame.
As his who, scared in feverish sleep He looked in wrath from high
By evil dreams, essays to leap, Upon their vast array;
Then backward falls again. And, in the twinkling of an eye,
With a crash of wild dismay, Tambour, and trump, and battle-cry,
Their ten thousand ranks gave way; And steeds, and turbaned infantry
Fast they broke, and fast they fled ; Passed like a dream away.
Trampled, mangled, dying, dead, Such power defends the mansions of the just;
Horse and horsemen mingled lay; But, like a city without walls,
Till the mountains of the slain The grandeur of the mortal falls,
Raised the valleys to the plain. Who glories in his strength, and makes not God his trust. 1 Be all the glory to Thy name divine !
The swords were ours; the arm, O Lord, was Thine. The proud blasphemers thought all earth their own;
Therefore to Thee, beneath whose footstool wait l'hey deemed that soon the whirlwind of their ire
The powers which erring man calls Chance and Fate; Would sweep down tower and palace, dome and spire,
To Thee, who hast laid low The Christian altars and the Augustan throne.
The pride of Europe's foe, And soon, they cried, shall Austria bow
And taught Byzantium's sullen lords to fear, To the dust her lofty brow.
I pour my spirit out The princedoms of Almayne
In a triumphant shout, Shall wear the Phrygian chain ;
And call all ages and all lands to hear. In humbler waves shall vassal Tiber roll;
Thou, who evermore endurest, And Rome, a slave forlorn,
Loftiest, mightiest, wisest, purest; Her laurelled tresses shorn,
Thou, whose will destroys or saves, Shall feel our iron in her inmost soul.
Dread of tyrants, hope of slaves, Who shall bid the torrent stay?
The wreath of glory is from Thee,
And the red sword of victory.
There, where exulting Danube's flood
Runs stain'd with Islam's noblest blood, As the curling smoke wreaths fly
From that tremendous field; When fresh breezes clear the sky,
There, where in mosque the tyrants met, Passed away each swelling boast
And from the crier's minaret Of the misbelieving host.
Unholy summons pealed, From the Hebras rolling far
Pure shrines and temples now shall be Came the murky cloud of war,
Decked for a worship worthy Thee. And in shower and tempest dread
To Thee, thy whole creation pays, Burst on Austria's fenceless head.
With mystic sympathy, its praise, But not for vaunt or threat
The air, the earth, the seas : Didst Thou, O Lord, forget
The day shines forth with livelier beam, Phe flock so dearly bought, and loved so well.
There is a smile upon the stream, Even in the very hour
An anthem on the breeze. Of guilty pride and power
Glory, they cry, to him whose might Full on the circumcised Thy vengeance fell.
Hath turned the barbarous foe to flight; Then the fields were heaped with dead,
Whose arm protects, with power divine, Then the streams with gore were red,
The city of his favoured line. And every bird of prey, and every beast,
The caves, the woods, the rocks, repeat the sound, From wood and cavern thronged to Thy great feast.
The everlasting hills roll the long echoes round. What terror seized the fiends obscene of Nile !
But if Thy rescued church may dare How wildly, in his place of doom beneath,
Still to besiege Thy throne with prayer, Arabia's lying prophet gnashed his teeth,
Sheathe not, we implore Thee, Lord, And cursed his blighted hopes and wasted guile!
Sheathe not thy victorious sword. W hen, at the bidding of Thy sovereign might,
Still Pannonia pines away, Flew on their destined path
Vassal of a double sway; Thy messengers of wrath,
Still Thy servants groan in chains, Riding on storms and wrapped in deepest night.
Still the race which hates Thee reigns; The Phthian mountains saw,
Part the living from the dead; And quaked with mystic awe :
Join the members to the head ; The proud Sultana of the Straights bowed down
Snatch Thine own sheep from yon fell monster's hold : Her jewelled neck, and her embattled crown.
| Let one kind Shepherd rule one undivided fold.
[From the Liverpool Mercury, 20th September, 1811.]
Heav'ns! what a change the last twelve months have
Where'er we turn, some melancholy sign
Tyrant ambition, and accurst deerees,
O'eraw'd by terror, or by arms subdued,
To 'Change, indeed, our merchants still repair,
Go to their offices,the same burlesque :
Visit the banks,-there the same scene appears;
Roscoe retires, and changes, in retreat,
But happy he, who, for the peaceful shade,
The hapless clerk, no longer now employ'd,
«• Trimm'd at the skirts and bound, where somewhat
Enter Fossos. Kneels to the King. torn,
Fusbos. Hail, Artaxominous, yclept the great, “ No one will know this waistcoat has been worn; “ This shirt is broken, but another frill
I come an humble pillar of thy state,
Pregnant with news, but ere that news I tell,
First let me hope your Majesty is well.
King. Rise, learned Fusbos, rise, my friend, and knor,
We are but middling ; that is, but so so.
Fusbos. Only so so. Oh! monstrous, doleful thing;
Do the blue devils your repose annoy ?
But yet we feel ourselves a little queer.
Fusbos. Yes, I perceive it in that vacant eye,
That vest unbutton'd, and that wig awry;
So sickly cats neglect their fur attire,
And sit and mope beside the kitchen fire.
King. Last night, as undisturb'd by state affairs,
Moistening our clay, and puffing off our cates,
Oft the replenish'd goblet did we drain,
And drank and smok'd, and smok'd and drank again : " Sir, here's a bill of parcels"-on demand
Such was the case, our very actions such,
Until at length we got a cup too much :
But the fresh bowl each sickening pain subdues ;
Sit, learned Fusbos, sit and tell the news.
Returns triumphant, bringing mines of wealth.
King. Does he, by Jingo ? then we'll drink his health
(Drum and 43 ******* could make an eighty thousand fly;
Fus. But, hark ! with loud acclaim, the fife and drum
Announce your army near ; behold they come.
Enter BOMBASTES, attended by one drummer, one fjer
and soldiers of different sizes.
Bomb. (to his Army. Meet me this evening at the
I'll bring you pay; you see I'm busy now.
Bomb. [to the King.) Thrash'd are your foes; this path
with silken string,
Worn by their chief, I as a trophy bring :
I knock'd him down, then snatch'd it from his fob;
“ Watch, watch,” he cried, when I had done the job. And Liverpool once more be “ all alive.”
“ My watch is gone,” says he; says I, " just so," AMEN.
• Stop where you are, watches were made to go."
King. For which we make you Duke of Strombolo. The Drama.
[Bombastes kneels to the King, who breaks a pipe over mu
head. BOMBASTES FURIOSO!
Bomb. Honours so great have all my toils repaid ; My Liege and Fusbos, here's success to trade ( drinks)
Fus. Well said, Bombastes, since thy mighty bloni
Have a quietus given to all our foes;
Now shall our farmers gather in their crops,
And busy tradesmen mind their crowded shops ;
Now shall we smoke the calumet of peace.
King. I shall smoke short cut, you smoke what a ACT FIRST. SCENE FIRST
(Replenishes his pipe
Bom.& Fus. Whate'er your Majesty shall deign to nane
King. Thanks, generous friends; now list whilst I impari
Or a full glass in that there bowl remains,
2d Court. Here is soup, fish, or goose, or duck, or fowl, Fusbos. My Liege shall be obey'd.
Bomb.. ................. Fusbos, give place, 1st Court. Or blue, or green, or red, or black, or white, You know you have not got a singing face; or brown ?
Here Nature, smiling, gave the winning grace.
Hope told a flattering tale,
Much longer than my arm;
That love and pots of ale,
In peace, would keep us warm;
The flatterer is not gone,
Lest love should soon prove cool ,
To make the fish a fool.
[Exit Bombastes. The King, having evinced strong emotions during the
Song, appears in a dejected state.
King. I'm in love; I scorch, I freeze, I'm ad.
In1 bet you a wager,
What a fool was 1,
To be cozen'd by
A fellow not worth a penny, o.
When rich ones came.
And ask'd the same,
For I'd offers from ever so many, o.
But I'll darn my hose,
Look out for beaux,
And quickly get a new lover, O.
So sing rum ti tum,
And come, lads, come,
Then a fig for Æneas, the rover, 0.
King. So Orpheus sang of old, or poets lie,
And as the brutes were charm’d, e'en so am I:
Rosy cheek'd maid, henceforth my only Queen,
Full soon in royal robes shalt thou be seen;
And through my realms I'll issue this decree,
None shall appear of taller growth than thee;
Painters no other face portray, each sign
O'er alehouse hung, shall change its head for thine ; ,
Poets shall cancel their unpublish'd lays,
And none presume to write but in thy praise.
Dist. (opens a closet.] And may I then, without offend.
My love to taste of this, the best I have.
King. Where it the vilest liquor upon earth,
Thy touch would render it of matchless worth;
Dear shall the gift be held, that comes from you,
Best proof of love [drinks ] 'tis full proof whiskey, too ; Scene, Distaffina's Appartment.
Through all my veins I feel the genial glow;
It warms my soul
Bomb. I without.] Ho! Distaffina, ho !
King. Heard you that voice ?
Dist...........................O yes, 'tis what's his name,
The General : send him packing as he came.
King, And is it he ? and does he hither come ?
Ah, me! my guilty conscience strikes me dumb;
Where shall I go ; say whither shall I fly ?
Hide me, oh! hide me from his injur'd eye.
He's but a General, you're a King!
[King secretes himself in a closet.
| Bomb. Lov'd Distaffina, now, by my scars, I vow ; The great Bombastes' love alone I prize.
(Scars got, I hava't time to tell you how ;) King. He's but a General, damsel; I'm a King. By all the risks my fearless heart hath run, Dist. Oh! Sir, that makes it quite another thing. Risks of all shapes, from bludgeon, sword, or gun,
King. And think not, maiden, I could e'er design Steel traps, the patrole, bailiffs, shrew, and dun;
By the great bunch of laurels on my brow,
Dist. My dream is out, and I shall soon behold Hell and the devil! say whose hat is this !
[Seeing the King's hal, which he had thrown down when
kneeling to Distuffina.
Dist. Why, bless your silly brains, that's not a hat.
Bomb. No hat ?
Dist................... Suppose it is, why what vi that?
A hat can do no harm without a head.
Bomb. Whoe'er it fits, this hour I doom him dead;
Alive from hence the catiff shall not stir :
[Discovers the King. Dist. La! Sir, I'd not say no for twenty pound;
Your most obedient humble servant, Sir.
King. Oh! General, oh!
Bomb...................My much lov'd master, oh!
What means all this?
King................ Indeed I hardly know.
Dist. You hardly know! a very pretty joke.
If kingly promises so soon are broke.
An't I to be a Queen, and dress so fine ?
King. I do repent me of the foul design.
Pure Distaffina, and will never more,
Through lane or street, with lawless passion rove,
But give to Griskanissa all my love,
Bomb. Ho! ho! I'll love no more ; let him who can,
Pa the maid who fancies every man.
Song, King. "PADDY O'CARROLL.”
My love is so pretty,
Her hand would disgrace:
At her pretty face.
That walk about town:
So much renown,
May laugh if they dare:
With ber can compare.
Than my pretty maid;
Can make her afraid.
Can beat her at tattle: