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1o. 391.-Vol. VIII.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1827.
her side, and took hold of her hand, by way of comforting ways fitting for a king's daughter ; so if 'twould not be
her. 'Twas in no particular an ugly hand, only there displeasing to you, just to mention a nice feather bed, Lars here only made a nosegay of culled flowers, and have was a small web between the fingers, as there is in a with a pair of new blankets; but what am I talking brought nothing of my own but the thread that ties them."
duck's foot ; but 'twas as thin and as white as the skin about? may be you have not such things as beds down THE LADY OF GOLLERUS.
between egg and shell. •What's your name, my darling ?' under the water? • By all means,' said she, “Mr. Fitz
says Dick, thinking to make her conversant with him ; gerald-plenty of beds at your service. I've fourteen Troms Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland.
but he got no answer; and he was certain sure now, oyster beds of my own, not to mention one just plant
either that she could not speak, or did not understanding for the rearing of young ones.' •You have ?' BY T. CROFTON CROKER, ESQ. PART II.
him: he therefore squeezed her hand in his, as the only says Dick, scratehing his head, and looking a little
way he had of talking to her. Its the universal lan- puzzled. "'Tis a feather bed I was speaking of-but On the shore of Smerwick harbour, one fine sum. guage; and there's not a woman in the world, be she clearly, yours is the very cut of a decent plan, to have
morning, just at day-break, stood Dick Fitzgerald, fish or lady, that does not understand it. The Merrow bed and supper so handy to each other, that a person sghing the dadeen,” which may be translated, smok. did not seem much displeased at this mode of con. when they'd have the one, need never ask for the other.' his pipe. The sun was gradually rising behind the versation ; and, making an end of her whining all at However, bed or no bed, money, or no money, Dick Brandon, the dark sea was getting green in the light, oncem Man,' says she, looking up in Dick Fitzgerald's Fitzgerald determined to marry the Merrow, and the the mnists, clearing away out of the valleys, went rolling face, Man, will you eat me?' By all the red petticoats Merrow had given her consent. Away they went, therecurling like the smoke from the corner of Dick's and check aprons between Dingle and Tralee,' cried Dick, fore, across the Strand, from Gollerus to Ballinrunnig, ith. • 'Tis just the pattern of a pretty morning,' said jumping up in amazement, 'I'd as soon eat myself, my where Father Fitzgibbon happened to be that morning.'
taking the pipe from between his lips, and looking jewel! Is it I eat you, my pet ?-Now, 'twas some ugly • There are two words to this bargain, Dick Fitzgerald, - Ards the distant ocean, which lay as still and tranquil as a ill-looking thief of a fish put that notion into your own said his reverence, looking mighty glum. •And is it a bof polished marble. “Well
, to be sure,' continued ke, pretty head, with the nice green hair down upon it, that is fishy woman you'd marry ?-the Lord preserve us !pause, • 'tis mighty lonesome to be talking to one's so cleanly combed out this morning!' 'Man,' said the Send the scaly creature home to her own people, that's
way of company, and not to have another soul to Merrow, what will you do with me, if you won't eat my advice to you, wherever she came from. Dick had ter one-nothing but the child of one's own voice, me?' Dick's thoughts were running on a wife: he saw, the cohuleen driuth in his hand, and was about to give it scho! I know this, that if I had the luck, or may at the first glimpse, that she was handsome; but since back to the Merrow, who looked covetously at it, but he the misfortune,' said Dick, with a melancholy smile, she spoke, and spoke too like any real woman, he was thought for a moment, and then, says he Please your a tante the woman, it would not be this way with me!- fairly in love with her. 'Twas the neat way she called reverence, she's a king's daughter. "If she was the I what in the wide world is a man without a wife? him man, that settled the matter entirely. • Fish,' says daughter of fifty kings,' said Father Fitzgibbon, • I tell
Do more, surely, than a bottle without a drop of Dick, trying to speak to her after her own short fashion; you, you can't marry her, she being a fish.' . Please nk in it, or dancing without music, or the left leg of a fish,' says he, here's my word, fresh and fasting, for your reverence,' said Dick again, in an under tone, she ars, or a fishing line without a hook, or any other you this blessed morning, that I'll make you Mistress is as mild and as beautiful as the moon. •If she were as Her that is no ways complete. Is it not so po said Dick Fitzgerald before all the world ; and that's what I'll do.' mild and as beautiful as the sun, moon, and stars, all put gerald, casting his eyes towards a rock upon the Never say the word twice,' says she; 'I'm ready and together, I tell you, Dick Fitzgerald,' said the priest,
which, though it could nat speak, stood up as willing to be yours, Mister Fitzgerald; but stop, if you stamping his right foot, you can't marry her, she being and looked as bold, as ever Kerry witness did. But please, till I twist up my hair.' It was some time before a fish!' • But she has all the gold that's down in the I was his astonishment at beholding, just at the foot she had settled it entirely to her liking; for she guessed, sea only for the asking, and I'm a made man if I marry hat rock, a beautiful young creature combing her hair, I suppose, that she was going among strangers, where she her; and,' said Dick, looking up slily, “I can make it en was of a sea-green colour; and now, the salt water would be looked at. When that was done, the Merrow worth any one's while to do the job. Oh; that alters ing on it, appeared, in the morning light, like melted put the comb in her pocket, and then bent down her head, the case entirely,' replied the priest; "why there's some ter upon cabbage. Dick guessed at once that she was and whispered some words to the water that was close to the reason now in what you say; why didn't you tell me this lerrow, although he had never seen one before, for he foot of the rock. Dick saw the murmur of the words upon before P-marry her by all means if she was ten times a a the cohuleen drinth, or little enchanted cap, which the top of the sea, going out towards the wide ocean, just fish. Money, you know, is not to be refused in these bad kes-people use for diving down into the ocean, lying like a breath of wind rippling along ; and, says be, in the times, and I may as well have the hansel of it as another, a the strand, near her; and he had heard, that if once greatest wonder, 'Is it speaking you are, my darling, that maybe would not take half the pains in counselling wuld possess himself of the cap, she would lose the to the salt water ?' *Its nothing else,' says she, quite you that I have done.' So Father Fitzgibbon married ve of going away into the water : so he seized it with carelessly; 'I'm just sending word home to my father Dick Fitzgerald to the Merrow, and, like any loving speed, and she, hearing the noise, turned her head not to be waiting breakfast for me; just to keep him from couple, they returned 10 Gollerus well pleased with each ut
, as naturally as any Christian. When the Merrow being uneasy in his mind.' And who's your father, my other. Every thing prospered with Dick, he was at the that her little diving-cap was gone, the salt tears duck?' says Dick. What!' said the Merrow, did you sunny side of the world; the Merrow made the best of Bly salt, no doubt, from her came trickling down her never hear of my father ? he's the king of the waves, to wives, and they lived together in the greatest contenteks, and she began a low mournful cry with just the be sure!'. . And yourself, then, is a real king's daughter ?" ment. It was wonderful to see, considering where she le voice of a new-born infant. Dick, although he said Dick, opening his two eyes to take a full and true had been brought up, how she would busy herself about
well enough what she was crying for, determined to survey of his wife that was to be. "Oh, I'm nothing else the house, and how well she nursed the children; for, at p the cohuleen driuth, let her cry never so much, to but a made man with you, and a king your father;—to the end of three years, there were as many young Fitzwhat luck would come out of it. Yet he could not be sure he has all the money that's down in the bottom of geralds--two boys and a girl. In short, Dick was a
pitying her; and when the dumb thing looked up the sea !' Money,' repeated the Merrow, “what's mo. happy man, and so he might have continued to the end bis face, and her cheeks all moist with tears, 'twas ney?' Tip no bad thing to have when one wants it,' of his days, if he had only had the sense to také proper care ugh to make any one feel, let alone Dick, who had replied Dick; and may be now the fishes have the under- of what he had got ; many another man, however, ber and always, like most of his countrymen, a mighty standing to bring up whatever you bid them?' 'Oh, side Dick, has not had wit enough to do that. One day, der heart of his own. “Don't cry, my darling,' said yes,' said the Merrow, they bring me what I want.' when Dick was obliged to go to Tralee, he left his wife * Fitzgerald ; but the Merrow, like any bold child, . To speak the truth, then,' said Dick, * 'tis a straw bed I minding the children at home after him, and thinking y cried the more for that. Dick sat himself down by have at home before you; and that, I'm thinking, is do she had plenty to do without disturbing his fishing tacklea
Dick was no sooner gone, than Mrs. Fitzgerald set about the moment we were going out. He presented to the “ But," said the Prince again, after a long silen cleaning up the house, and chancing to pull down a fish- Prince a well-dressed man, of a good appearance, about how did you produce the figure that appeared on ing net, what should she find behind it, in a hole in the forty years of age, who had been for a long time secretary wall over the chimney po
to a Procurator, spoke French and a little German, and, “ By means of a magic lantern that was fixed in wall, but her own cohuleen drinth. She took it out, and was, besides, furnished with the best recommendations. opposite window.shutter, in which you have undoubted looked at it, and then she thought of her father the king, The Prince was pleased with the man's physiognomy, and observed an opening: and her mother the queen, and her brothers and sisters, as he declared that he would be satisfied with such wages “And how did it happen that none of us perceived and she felt a longing to go back to them. She sat down as his service should be found to merit, the Prince en- lantern," asked Lord Seymour.
“ You remember, my Lord, that on your re-enteri on a little stool, and thought over the happy days she had saged him immediately.
We found the Sicilian in a private prison, where, as the the room, it was darkened by a thick smoke of perfua spent under the sea ; then she looked at her children, and bailiff assured, us,
he had been lodged for the present,
again thought on the love and affection of poor Dick, and how accommodate the Prince, as he was to be confined in future wall near the window, the boards which had been it would break his heart to lose her. But,' says she, under the lead roofs, to which there is no access. These up from the floor. By these means I prevented the
he won't lose me entirely; for I'll come back to him lead roofs are the most terrible dungeons in Venice. They ter from coming immediately under your sight. Moreo again; and who can blame me for going to see my father are situated on the top of the Palace of St. Mark, and the the lantern remained covered until you had taken and mother, after being so long away from them?She miserable
criminals suffer so excessively from the heat of places, and until there was no further reason to appeal got up and went towards the door, but came back again to ing directly upon them, that they frequently turn mad. the leads, occasioned by the burning rays of the sun descend- any examination from the persons in the saloon.
“ As I looked out of the window in the other pari look once more at the child that was sleeping in the cradle
. The Sicilian had recovered from his terror, and- rose re. said I, “ I heard a poise like that of a person plates She kissed it gently, and, as she kissed it, a tear trembled spectfully at the sight of the Prince. He had fetters on ladder against the side of the house. Was it really for an instant in her eye, and then fell on its rosy cheek. one hand and one leg, but he was able to walk about the * Yes my assistant stood upon this ladder to diren She wiped away the tear; and turning to the eldest little room at liberty. The keeper left the prison, as soon as we magic lantern." had entered.
** The apparition,” continued the Prince, “had girl, told her to take good care of her brothers, and to be “ I come,” said the Prince, " to request an explanation a superficial likeness to my deceased friend, and, what a good child herself, until she came back. The Merrow of you on iwo subjects. You owe me the one, and it shall particularly striking, his hair, which was of a very then went down to the strand. The sea was lying calm not be to your disadvantage if you grant me the other." colour, was exactly imitated.' Was this mere chance and smooth, just heaving and glittering in the sun, and
“My part is now acted,” replied the Sicilian;"my des- how did you come by such a resemblance?"
“ Your Highness must recollect, that you had at she thought she heard a faint sweet singing, inviting her ting is in your hands.”
* Your sincerity alone can soften its rigour.”
a snuff box laid by your plate, with an enamelled por to come down. All ler old ideas and feelings came flood. “ Speak, my Prince; I am ready to answer you. I have of an officer in a French uniform. I asked whether ing over her mind ; Dick and her children were at the in- nothing now to lose."
had any thing about you as a memorial of your stant forgotten, and placing the cohuleen driuth on her “You showed me the face of the Armenian in a looking- Your Highness answered in the affirmative. I cor
tured it might be the box. I had attentively cons head, she plunged in. Dick came home in the evening, glass. How was it done ?"
" What you saw was no looking-glass. A portrait in the picture during supper, and being very expert in and, missing his wife, he asked Kathelin, his little girl, pastel behind a glass, representing a man in an Armenian ing, and not less happy in taking likenesses; I had to what had become of her mother, but she could not tell dress, deceived you. The want of light, your astonishment, culty in giving to my shade the superficial resema him. He then inquired of the neighbours, and he learned and my own dexterity, favoured the deception. The pic- you have perceived, the more so, as the Marquis's fa that she was seen going towards the strand with a strange ture itself must have been found among the other things were very striking." looking thing like a cocked hat in her hand, He returned seized at the inn."
“ But the figure seemed to move." to his cabin to search for the coluuleen driuth. It was ideas, as to hit upon the Armenian ?"
“But how came you to be so well acquainted with my “. It appeared so, yet it was not the figure, but the
which received its light." gone, and the truth now flashed upon him. Year after
“ This was not difficult, my Prince. You have fre.
“And the man who fell down in the chimney, sro year did Dick Fitzgerald wait, expecting the return of his quently mentioned your adventure with the Armenian, at the apparition ?” wife, but he never saw her more. Diek never married table, in the presenceof your domestics. One of my servants
" He did.”
“But he could not hear your questions distinti, again, always thinking that the Merrow would, sooner or got acquainted with one of yours, accidentally, in the Gui
“ There was no occasion for it. You recld. later, return to him, and nothing could ever persuade
him wished to know. By this means, also, l'received the first Prince, that I ordered you all very strictly not to but that her father
, the king, kept her below by main information of your residence, and of your adventure at any question yourselves. My inquiries and his force ; for,said Dick, she surely would not of herself Venice; and I resolved immediately to profit by them were pre-concerted between us;
and, that no give up her husband and her children. While she was You see, my Prince, I am sincere. I was apprized of your might happen, I caused him to speak at long inter with him, she was so good a wife in every respect, that to intended excursion on the Brenta. I was prepared for it, which he counted by the beating of a watch.” this day she is spoken of in the tradition of the country as aforded in the firs? opportunity of trying my all upon every fire in the house with water; this was undan
“ How! Have I been mistaken? The adventure of
“To save the man in the chimney from the das the key was then a trick of yours, and not of the Arme being smothered; because the chimneys in the bouse a THE GHOST SEER. nian?' You say this key fell from my pocket ?"
municate with each other, and I did not think myse “ You accidentally dropped it in taking out your purse,
cure from your retinue.”
“ How did it happen,” asked Lord Seymour, "What Translated and abridged from the German of the cell me, to cover it with my foot. An intelligence subsisted ghost appeared neither sooner nor later than your brated Schiller.
between myself and the person of whom you bought the
“ The ghost was in the room for some time
the formula of box long before it came into your possession.” Lord Seymour (this was the name of the Englishman) "I understand you. And the monk who stopped me which the spirit was burning, to drop down;
juration was finished, I caused the cover of the called upon us very early in the forenoon, and was, soon in my way, and addressed me in a manner so solemn......' afterwards, followed by a person whom the bailiff had in- * Was the same who, I hear, has been wounded in the the wall could be distinctly seen, although it had
was darkened, and it was not till then that the trusted with the care of conducting us to the prison. I forgot chimney. He is one of my accomplices, and, under that fected there a considerable time before. to mention, that one of the Prince's domestics, a native of disguise, has rendered me many important services." Bremen, who had served himn many years with the strictest
"When the ghost appeared, we all felt an de
" But what purpose was this intended to answer ?” stroke. How was that managed ?". fidelity, and who possessed his confidence, had been miss- “ To render you thoughtful; to inspire you with such ing for several days. Whether he had met with any acci- a train of ideus as should be favourable to the wonders 1 You have also seen, that I was standing upon as
“You have discovered the machine under the dent; whether he had been kidnapped, or had voluntarily intended to make you believe.”. absented himself, was a secret to every one. The last sup.
pet. I ordered you to form a half moon around me
“ The pantomimical dance, which ended in a manner to take each other's hands. When the crisis approach position was extremely improbable, as his conduct had so extraordinary, was at least none of your contrivance.” always been regular and irreproachable. All that his com
gave a sign to one of you to seize me by the hair.
" I had taught the girl who represented the queen. silver crucifix was the conductor, and you felt the elect panions could recollect, was, that he had been, for some Her performance was the result of my instructions. I stroke when I touched it with with my hand.", time, very melancholy, and that, whenever he had a mo- supposed your Highness would be a little astonished ment's leisure, he used to visit a certain monastery in the to find yourself known in this place, and (I intreat your Lord Seymour, " to hold two naked swords aerose
“You ordered us, Count 0__and myself," conti Giudecca, where he had formed an acquaintance with some pardon, my Prince) your adventure with the Armenian your head, during the whole time of the conjuration: monks. This induced us to suppose that he might have gave room for me to hope that you were already disposed what purpose ?" fallen into the hands of the priests, and been persuaded io reject natural interpretations, and to search for the to turn Catholic. The Prince was very tolerant, or rather marvellous.” indifferent about matters of this kind, and the few in.
obviously to aim at the same object, that, at the first to
"Jodeed,” exclaimed the Prince, at once angry and of these memoirs, I immediately remembered the down quiries be caused to be made proving unsuccessful, he amazed, and casting upon me a significant look ; " indeed, speech of the Witches in Macbeth: gave up the search. He, however, regretted the loss of I did not expect this."
“ Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis ! this man, who had constantly attended him in his
"All hail, Macbeth! that shalt be King hereafter. campaigns, had always been faithfully attached to him, and Neither probably did the greatest number of my readers. When a particular idea has once entered the mind, in a sok whom it was therefore difficult to replace in a foreign the circumstance of the crown, deposited at the feet of the and extraordinary manner, it necessarily connects with ! country. The Prince's banker, whom he had com- Prince in a manner so solemn and unexpected, and the for- every subsequent idea which seems to have the least fi missioned to provide him with another servant, came at' mer prediction of the Armenian, seem so naturally and so 'to it.-Note of the German Editor.
* For no other than to engage your attention during the —“The twelfth in the night. When the clock strikes The Sicilian remained silent, as if uncertain whether he operation ; because I distrusted you two the most. You twelve, he at that moment ceases to belong to the living. should speak or not resember, that I expressly commanded you to hold the In whatever place he is, he must immediately be gone; " If it concerns something," continued the Prince, word one inch above my head; by confining you exactly whatever business he is engaged in, he must instantly " that you do not wish to publish, I promise you, in the to this distance, I prevented you from looking where I did leave it. The terrible sound of the hour of midnight tears name of these two gentlemen, the most inviolable secrecy. not wish you.' i'had not then perceived my principal him from the arms of friendship, wrests him from the But speak openly, and without reserve.” ebemy."
altar, and would drag him away even in the agonies of **I own you acted cautiously: but why were we obliged death. Whither he then goes, or what he is then engaged you would not produce these gentlemen as evidence against
“ Could I hope," answered the prisoner at last, " that to appear andressed po
in, is a secret to every one. No person ventures to inter- me, I would tell you a remarkable adventure of this ArWerely to give a greater solemnity to the scene, and rogate, and still less to follow him. His features, at this menian, which I'have myself been witness of, and which fill pour imaginations with the idea of something ex. dreadful hour, contract a degree of gravity so gloomy, and will leave you no doubt of his supernatural powers
. But traadiary."
so terrifying, that no person has courage sufficient to look I beg leave to conceal some names.” *The second apparition prevented your ghost from in his face, or to speak a word to him. However lively
“ Cannot you do it without this condition ?” peaking," said the Prince; "what should we have learnt the conversation may have been, a dead silence immefeu bim?" diately succeeds it, and all around him wait for his return, which I ought to respect.”
“ No, my Prince. There is a family concerned in it, Nearly the same as what you heard afterwards. It in awful horror, without venturing to quit their seats, or “ Let us hear then.” Dot without design that I asked your Highness whe. to open the door through which he has passed.”
" About five years ago, being at Naples, where I prac* you had told me every thing that the deceased comunicated to you, and whether you had made any further he returns ?”
“ Does nothing extraordinary appear in his person when lised my art with very good success, I became acquainted
with a person of the name of Lorenzo del M, Che. quiries on this subject in his country. I thought this
“ Nothing; except that be seems pale and languid, valier of the order of St. Stephen, a young and rich nonecessary, in order to prevent the deposition of the nearly in the state of a man who has just suffered a pain- pleman, of one of the first families in the kingdom, who s from being contradicted by facts with which you ful operation, or received disastrous intelligence
. Some loaded me with kindnesses, and seemed to have a great ere , especially in his youth, is liable to error, I inquired pretend to have seen drops of blood on his
me that the Mars quis del
Mhis father, was a zealous admirer of the haber the life of your friend had been irreproachable, what
degree of veracity I cannot affirm.” od on your answer I founded that of the ghost.”
Did no person ever attempt to conceal the approach Cabbala," and would think himself happy in having a "Your explanation of this matter is satisfactory; but of this hour from him, or endeavour to engage him
in such philosopher like me, (for such he was pleased to call me,) diversions as might make him forget it ?
under his roof. The Marquis lived in one of his country eze remains a principal circumstance of which I require
“ Once only, it is said, he passed his time. The com- There, almost entirely secluded from the world, he be.
seats on the sea-shore, about seven miles from Naples.me explanation." If it be in my power, and.........
pany was numerous, and remained together late in the wailed the loss of a beloved son, of whom he had been No conditions? Justice, in whose hands you now night. All the clocks and watches were purposely set deprived by a fatal accident. The Chevalier gave me to might, perhaps, not interrogate you with so much wrong, and the warmth of conversation hurried him away. understand, that he and his family might, perhaps, have What do you know of him?
How đid you get silent and motionless; his limbs continued in the position important intelligence ; to procure which every natural painted with him ? And what do you know of the in which that instant had arrested them; his eyes were fixed; his pulse ceased to beat. All the means employed significant look, that he himself might, perhaps, at some
means had been exhausted in vain. He added, with a very and apparition ?"
to awake him proved fruitless, and this situation endured future period, be brought to look upon me as the author Your Highness........." On looking at the Russian officer attentively, you without any assistance, cast up his eyes, and resumed
till the hour had elapsed. He then revived, on a sudden, of all his tranquillity, and of all his earthly happiness. samed aloud, and fell on your knees before him. his speech with the syllable he was pronouncing at
(To be continued.) brat are we to understand by that?”
the moment of interruption. The general consterna. This man, my Prince.........."
tion discovered to him what had happened, and he de- • Cabbala is, properly, a mysterious kind of science, deBestopped, grew visibly perplexed, and, with an em clared, with an awful solemnity, that they ought to think livered by revelation to the ancient Jews, and transmitted by raised countedance, looked around him.
themselves bappy in having escaped with no other injury oral tradition to those of our times; serving for the inter"Yes, my Prince, by all that is sacred, this man is a than fear. The same night,
he quitted for ever the city pretation of difficult passages in scripture, and to discover fuFible being."
where this circumstance" had occurred. The common cure events by the combination of particular words, letters, What do you know of him? What connexion have opinion is, that, during this mysterious hour, he converses and numbers. It is likewise termed the oral law. But Cabmvith him Do not conceal the truth from us."
with his genius. Some even suppose him to be one of the bala, among the Christians, is also applied to the use, or rather "I shall take care not to do so ; for who will be bound departed,
who is allowed to pass twenty-three
hours of the abuse, which visionaries and enthusiasts make of scripture, but he is not among us at this very moment ?"
day among the living, and that, in the twenty-fourth, his for discovering futurity, by the study and consideration of the "Where? Who?" exclaimed we altogether, looking soul is obliged to return to the infernal regions, to suffer combination of certain words, letters, and numbers in the arfully about the room. “It is impossible !"
its punishment. Some believe him to be the famous sacred writings. All the words, times, magic characters or Oh! to this man, or whatever else he may be, things Apollonius of Tyana ;* and others, the disciple John, of figures, with stones and talismans, numbers, letters, charms, more incomprehensible are possible!”
whom it is said, he shall remain until the last judg- &c. employed in magic operations, are comprised under this But who is he? Whence does he come ? Is he ment."
species of Cabbala, and the word is used for any kind of magic, menian or Russian? Of the characters he assumes, “ A character so wonderful,” replied the Prince, “can.
on account of the resemblance this art bears to the Jewish ich is his real one?"
not fail to give rise to extraordinary conjectures. 'But
all Cabbala.. The Jews, however, never use the word in any such "He is nothing of what he appears to be. There are this you profess to know only by hearsay; and yet his sense, but always with the utmost respect and veneration. conditions or countries, of which he has not worn the bebaviour to you, and yours to him, seemed to indicate
No person knows who he is, whence he comes, a more intinate acquaintance. Is it not founded upon whither he goes. That he has been a long time in some particular event, in which you yourself have been
The Housewife. Opt, as many pretend, and that he has brought from concerned ? Conceal nothing from us.” dre, out of a catacomb, his occult sciences, I will nei. affirm nor deny. Here we only know him by the • Apollonius, a Pythagorean philosopher, was born at Tyana,
Use of Chloride of Lime in Cases of Burns.-The good se of the Incomprehensible. How old, for instance, do in Cappadocia, about three or four years before the birth of effect of chloride of lime, in cases of burns, is confirmed think he is?”
Christ. At sixteen years of age, he became a strict observer by the experience of M. Fisfranc. He has applied it in To judge from his appearance, he can scarcely have of the rules of Pythagoras, renouncing wine, women, and all many cases of that kind, sometimes immediately after the eed forty ?”
sorts of flesh; not wearing shoes, letting
application of emollient caAnd of what age do you suppose I am ?"
wearing nothing but linen. He soon after set up for a reformer taplasms. Lint is moistened in a solution more or less Not far from fifty."
of mankind, and chose his habitation in the temple of Escu- strong of chloride of lime, and then applied to the place, Well; and I must tell you, that I was but a boy of laplus, where he is said to have performed many miraculous being covered over with waxed cloth. The cure has been Faiteen when my grandfather spoke to me of this mar.
On his coming of age, he gave part of his wealth to singularly hastened under its influence; and in one case, Lous man, whom he had seen at Famagusta; at which lations, and kept very little for himself. There are number. face, had been burnt, the use of the chloride recovered
his eldest brother, distributed another part to some poor re- where almost the whole of the lower limbs, the arms, and he appeared nearly of the same age as he does at less fabulous stories recounted of him. He went five years the patient from the stupor into which he had fallen at This is exaggerated, ridiculous, and incredible.”
without speaking; and yet, during this time, he stopped the end of four days, and a perfect recovery was effected
many seditions in Cicilia and Pamphylia; he travelled, and two months after the accident. * By no means. Were I not prevented by these fetters, set up for a legislator; and he gave out that he understood all rould produce vouchers, whose dignity and respectability languages, without ever having learned them. He could tell Scouring Balls for Woollen Cloth.-Most of our readers muld leave you no doubt. There are several creditable the thoughts of men, and understood the oracles which birds have seen the preparation for cleaning clothes, which is ms, who remember having seen him, each at the same delivered by their singing. The heathens opposed the pre- bawked about by itinerant venders. This composition is e, in different parts of the globe. Nosword can wound, tended miracles of this man to those of our Saviour, and gave very simple in its nature, and may be prepared as follows : poison can hurt, no fire burn him ; no vessel in which the preference to the philosopher's. After having, for a long --Take fullers' earth, perfectly dried, so that it crumbles embarks can be shipwrecked or sunk. Time itself time, imposed upon the world, and gained a great number of into a powder ; moisten it with the clear juice of lemons, mns to lose its power over him. Years do not dry up disciples, he died at a very advanced age, about the end of the adding a small quantity of pure pearl ashes. Knead the moisture, por age wbiten his hair. Never was he seen first century. His life, which is filled with absurdities, was whole carefully together, till it acquires the consistence of ake any food. Never did he approach a woman. No written by Philostratus, and Mr. Du Pin has published a con- a thick elastic paste ; form it into convenient small balls,
p closes his eyes. Of the twenty-four hours in the day, futation of Apollonius's life, in which he proves, that the mi- and dry them in the sun. To use these, first moisten the re is only one which he cannot command; during racles of this pretended philosopher carry strong marks of spot on the clothes with water, then rub it with the ball, ich no person ever saw him, and during which he never falsehood, and that there is not one which may not be im- and let the spot dry in the sun, or gradually by a fire ; employed in any terrestrial occupation.”
puted to chance or artifice. Apollonius himself wrote some after having washed it with pure water, the spot will ena And this hour is?" works, which are now lost.
A FRIENDLY HINT TO THE NEW ASSESSOR.
Johnny Hyde should beware,
And by all means take care That he don't act the part of oppressor;
For should he do so,
Half the town mean to go, In a body, 10—“ HIDE" the Assessor.
METRICAL ESSAYS, ON SUBJECTS OF HISTORY AND IMAGINATION,
BY CHARLES SWAIN
(Continued from page 189.)
THEY ARE NO MORE.
What sounds are those the midnight silence breaking,
Those sounds seraphic are the tidings high,
Hail, joyous morn! hail rapture-breathing day !
All glorious morn! lift up, lift up thy voice,
There the stern Spartan, peaceful, slumbers,
Darkly, and cold, and silently;
Lie low, and mute, and dark, as he.
As though the eternal hills were riven ?
As-though their lightnings menaced heaven 3: Noon came in peace, the mid-day sun Saw not the work of death begun; Yet shall the beams of evening shine, In peace along each shattered line, And silent roll that troubled tide, O'er Egypt's host, and Turkey's pride. Though still the Othman's banners fly, Though still the Crescent's in the sky, Peebler their fire, and fainter grew ; While proudly there Gaul's likes ftew, While England's hearts, and England's might, Bore high her red flag in the fight; And there, an equal task to boast, The Eagles of the Scythian's host. The sounds of war are hushed and over, The scene of blood night's shades shall cover ; Go, Turkman ! and the tale unfold,
How have thy best and bravest fled ! Bid, if they dare, thy chiefs behold,
And number, if they can, thy dead !
How swept thy gallies o'er the tide!
regret, their sun hath set,
Shall light as gay and bright a morrow. But England proudly hast thou borne thee,
Triumphant in the cause of Greece ;
Thy trust in war, thy boast in peace
They are no more !-ah, dull and drear
Sound those bereaving mournful words ; Afliction finds no wilder tear,
Memory no darker doom records : Not in our homes,—not by our side,
Move the sweet beings we deplore, The hearts which love bad sanctified,
They are no more. Oh; breathes there one who hath not known
The parting word, the dying look, While in the soul Night walked alone,
And every pulse with anguish shook ; Some cherished one who bless'd him there,
And pass'd, as sunlight from the shore. Woe! woe! the young, the loved, the fair,
They are no more. The music of their lips hath filed,
Their grace and beauty pass'd away, Yet lives the presence of the dead
Within our souls, as light in day! A fresher light shall burst the tomb,
And all the blessed lost restore ; Unknown those words of tears and gloom,
They are no more.
ALEXANDER THE GREAT.
No cloud t'obscure, on Hellas' shore
See Thucydides, bk. 4, ch. 4 to 22, inclusive.
The bravest of the mighty dead!
That glorious name I sing, Linked unto immortality,
As sunlight to the spring : The name before which nations bow'd,
As though a God it owned ; The name on Farne's bright page beheld,
With hundred conquests throned.
A spell it was of fear,
And bumbling to thine ear.
And in thy quailing heart
With which 'tis bliss to part.
Fortune to lead his car,
Upon the waves a star!
And the vast realm of seas Gave up, as to her rightful lord,
Her golden argosies.
Sad-silent-is the regal hall,
How to make this retreat Its gardens of the rose
Shady, pleasant, and neatSo beautiful, the eye might gaze,
" In order to employ one part of this life in serious and impor. Of trees in each row I'd place three : And never wish to close ; tant oocupations, it is necessary to spend another in mere amuse
So, Şir, if you can ments.”—JOHN LOOKE.
Favour me with a plan, The richest carpets woo the feet, “ There is a time to laugh and a time to weep."-SOLOMON.
Most delighted and thankful Vll be.
Should you be so kind,
I feel much inclined,
When I've planted and reared my trees Hear ye those sounds, loud as the storm minded, that if they are at a loss for evenings'amusement
With grateful submission
To grant you permission O'er the dark forest sweeps ; for the young holiday folk, they will find, in our work, as
To visit my grove when you please. Wild as the giant cataract ample and original a collection of puzzles, conundrums, Camden Town, Dec. 17, 1827.
ELIZA SUTH. From rock to valley leaps ?
enigmas, &c., as is to be found in any work extant. They Hear ye those martial strains which swedi have only to look in the index of any of the volumes, un
CHARADES. Like floods when thunders fall?
der some of the beads,-Puzzles, Fireside Amusement, It is the gathering of a hosty Enigmas, Conundrums, “ Vivent les Bagatelles,” to find
No. 24. A monarch's funeral ! “ lots of fun," unalloyed with a single exceptionable ex
Sans mon premier, le sang humain, It comes,—that brave solemnity; pression, or any thing which may not be read in the best
Du bon et du méchant, arroserait la main ; mixed society.
Mon second, dit Erasme, en son livre bizarre, And glorious 'tis to see
Est qualité fort rare. The flash of arms, the wave of plumes,
Mon tout est l'opposé de ce qu'est mon second,
On le trouve à Bedlam, ou bien à Charenton. The silver panoply;
Mon premier est peint sur papier,
Mon second est un roc altier,
Mon tout d'une impuissante reine Great Alexander ! e'en of all, 3. Because it should be redressed.
Termina le dépit, la peine.
D. F. O'er which his banners wave,
4. Because he makes a percussion cannon; that is, a He hath, he cannot claim, but this, cannon per cushion.
THE WAVERLEY NOVELS. 5. Because he makes him appear ( a peer.) One narrow spot,-his grave. 6. Because it converts her notes into gold.
TO THE EDITOR. And is it thus the mightiest pass ; 7. Liquorice.
SIR-In your publication of Tuesday, October 31st, They, on whose lightest breath 8. Because he made a Dee camp (decamp.)
1820, you copied some letters from the Quebec Herald of Hundreds attend. Then what is pride,
Solution of the Enigma.-G, placed before love, old, the 14th July, 1820,-- dated from York, July 10th, 1817, 'Fore its high master,—Death?
oat, ian't, lass and low, out, own and rave, ripe and rind, A morning sunbeam on the lake,
room, racé, ape, lad, lean, Tass, rope, loom and all, ale and December 12th, 1818: also another (I think) without and host, ray.
date, in which the writer says, that he knows the author of Slave to each tyrant shade, Answer to the Charade. Mandatė.
the "Waverley. Novels" to be Mr. Thomas Scott, brother A bubble, only blown to burst,
to Sir Walter ; and that all that the latter had to do with A flower, ere night to fade.
NEW PUZZLES, &c.
them was to revise them. He (the writer of the above The only things on which 'tis wise
TO THE EDITOR.
letters) goes even farther, by saying that Mr. Thos. Scott To fix the heart and eye, Are deeds and words of nobleness,
SIR, --I send you one or two bagatelles; which, if they had declared to him that he was the author of Rob Roy, and, have no other merit, are, at least original.
consequently, of the other novels. Now, after the recent For these shall never die !
FLIBBERTYGIBBET. avowal made by Sir Walter, any person who has read the THE PEASANT GIRL'S SONG. 9. Why is an aëronaut in his balloon
above-mentioned letters, must conclude that Mr. Thomas
Like a boy swimming in the river Doon? F. Scott has been guilty of great falsehood, in asserting that From the fields from the fields
10. If a man no malt liquor can drink, tell me why he was the author of works which have now been claimed I have gather'd fresh flowers;
He has no right to marry a woman ?-reply. by his brother. I think it behoves Mr. Thomas Scott, if
F. The sweetest and rarest
11. If a female land proprietor leaves her native country, he did not say he was the author, to contradict the state. That grace summer hours :
and goes to reside abroad, why does she change her sex? f. ment made in those letters. As I should like to have this I've roses-wild roses
12. Why is a recruiting sergeant like the ghost in seeming mystery cleared up, I shall feel much obliged by Whicb beam in their light, Hamlet ?
F. your inserting this in your valuable little miscellany, in Like the lips of a beauty,
13. If a very tall and a very short Judge meet in the the hope that something of the truth may be elicited. All balmy and bright court at Lancaster, why does the disparity in their statute Yours, &c.
A SUBSCRIBER. From the streams from the streams immediately cease - This is borrowed from one of Mr.
Bootle, near Ulverstone, Dec. 11, 1827.
14. Take one-fourth from a light Soft gliding and sounding, And fluid's in sight.
Bo Peep.--A finical window-peeper, who apes the 'Mid sunshine and shade;
dandy, has been nicknamed Beau Peep." 15. A word of three syllables, seek till you find, Dark violets I've gather'd, That has in it twenty-six letters combined.
The Nondescript. -The bones of the nondescript lately And lilies, like snow,
16. What name of a river is that which contains eight discovered in a swamp near New Orleans, were last week Or beautiful pearl-wreaths letters, five of them alike?
exhibited in this place. The Mammoth, the remains of
which have heretofore caused so much speculation among Upon a queen's brow.
17. Pray tell me ladies, if you can,
naturalists, must have been a mere pigmy in comparison Prom the woods from the woods
Who, though he has married many a wife,
with this monster. The largest appears to have been the Where the bird-songs are gay;
May be a bachelor all his life?
left upper jawbone-it is "twenty feet in length, three
in breadth, and weighs upwards of twelve hundred pounds, And where young lovers walk 18. What weapon is that which names a good fish,
with a remarkable projection, in the form of a horn, about In the clear moon ray:
May kill you in quarrel, or make a good dish ?
nine feet long and seven oreight inches in diameter, which I have flowers of all hues
19. What is the difference between a soldier and a must have been a weapon of defence; the other bones are Like a rich sunset sky, labourer ?
in exact proportion. The vertebræ or back-bone is six. Gold, purple, and crimson20. Why is the sun like people of fashion ?
teen inches in diameter, the passage for the spine nine by O! come, come and buy!
21. Why is an avaricious man like one with a short six inches, and the ribs nine feet long. To what species memory ?
these immense remains belong, we believe, is yet, and perMany of these Poems have appeared in the Literary 22. Every thing has what a pudding has ; now, what haps will ever be, a desideratum ; it is generally supposed,
however, that it was aquatic, or at least amphibious, in itenir, Literary Gazette, and Literary Magnet ; but has a pudding ?
its nature—its race is, no doubt, long since extinct. se which have not been published before, are equally
After seeing these bones we can scarcely any longer doubt ellent with those wbich were already before the eye of
I would fain plant a grove,
the existence of the Kraken and other monsters, whore hispublic. In addition to what I have already said, I
Where, with friends whom I love,
tory has generally been considered fabulous.-- The proprie. Fë po hesitation in saying, that the above specimens I could sit and enjoy the cool breeze;
tors, Messrs. Daily and Co., informed us that it was iheir equal, in point of beauty, to any poetry which has ap
To consist of ten rows,
intention to visit the eastern cities, where, we have no Kred for some years.
doubt, they will be paid for their trouble and expense, by Manchester,
Nine beautiful sycamore trees.
Ithe curions and the scientific. Lancaster (Ohio) Gazette.