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self in safety in this place, the fort is not so strictly | pellegrino, keeping all the while that considerate counte. He was as fond of fine linen as a Quaker: and hal block aded that I cannot secure his departure.” A nance for which a foreigner has so good reason to be grate the remnant of his hair oiled and trimmed with general silence ensued. "If you wish to remain
in ful. Her hair was what the poet has described as rather the anxiety of a Sardanapalus. The visible chardal
| blond, with an inclination to yellow, a very fair and deli. to which this effeminacy gave rise, appears to have indi among us,” continued he, “leave every thing to me;
cate yellow, at all events, and within the limits of the cated itself as early as bis travels in the Levant, where I declare that I will cut off the head of the first man
poetical. She had regular features, of the order properly the Grand Seignior is said to have taken him for a Women who shall speak of capitulation.” Filled with shame called handsome, in distinction to prettiness or to piquancy, I in disguise." and admiration, the knights defended the place with being well proportioned to one another, large rather than Lest this somewhat luxurious sketch might lead som new vigour. The most formidable assault of the otherwise, but without coarseness, and more harmonious readers to believe that Lord Byron was effeminate, Mb Turks was yet to come. Two thousand five hundred than interesting. Her pose was the handsomest of the Hunt adds:of their best soldiers mounted and gained the wall, kind I ever saw; and I have known her both smile very “But he had tastes of a more masculine description unperceived by the garrison. The Grand Mastersweetly, and look intelligently, when Lord Byron has said Hs was fond of swimming to the last, and used to me himself few to the spot. and led his chosen com something kind to her. I should not say, however, that out to a good distance in the Gulf of Genoa. He panions to the attack of their own defences. He
she was a very intelligent person. Both her wisdom and also, as I have before mentioned, a good horseman; 2
her want of wisdom were on the side of her feelings, in he liked to have a great dog or two about him, whic was wounded in five places, but still pushing on
which there was, doubtless, mingled a good deal of self. not a habit observable in timid men. Yet I doubt gere wards, he inspired his followers with such heroic Llove natural to a flattered beauty. She wrote letters in whether he was a man of courage. I suspect that persed valour, that they drove the 'Turks back in confusion. the style of the “ Academy of Compliments," and made anxiety, coming upon a constitution unwisely treated, Had he been killed, the place must have fallen ; but a plentiful use, at all times, of those substitutes for ad. no small hand in hastening his death in Greece. this successful effort crowned his admirable ex. dress and discourse, which flourished in England at the “ The story of his bold behaviour at sea in a Fogare ertions. The Pacha Palæologus, finding his army era of that polite compilation, and are still in full bloom Sicily, and of Mr. Shelley's timidity, is just rever disabled and dispirited, at length raised the siege, in Italy.
what I conceive would have been the real state of and carried back to Constantinople the fleet and
* And evermore
matter, had the voyage taken place. The account She strewed a mi rallegro after and before.'
impudent fiction. Nevertheless, he volunteered vong army.
In a word, Madame Guiccioli was a kind of buxom par. I by sea, when he might have eschewed them; and yet
lour boarder. com pressing herself artificially into dignity / same man never got into a coach without being afred LORD BYRON. and elegance, and fancying she walked, in the eyes of the
In short, he was the contradiction his father and me whole world, a heroine by the side of the poet.' When I had made him. To lump together some more of his The opening of the new year has introduced a work to saw her at Monte-Nero, 'she was in a state of excitement sonal habits, in the style of old Aubrey, be spelt affectat the literary world which bids fair, judging by the frag. and exultation, and had really something of this look. At swore somewhat, had the Northumbrian burr in his spa
did not like to see women eat, and would merrily say ments which have appeared to engage much of its atten- / that time also she looked no older than she was, in which respect a rapid and very singular change took place, to the
he had another reason for not liking to dine will tion. The subject is Lord Byron, and enough is contained surprise of every body. In the course of a few months
which was, that they always had the wings of the chicke in that simple announcement to fix the public interest.- she seemed to have lived as many years. It was most
Mr. Hunt thus speaks of his temper:-" His tant One desire of the Noble poet would appear to be attained, likely, in that interval, that she discovered she had no
was not good. Reading one day in Montaigne the at least as far as regards popular attention, for. in life and hold on the affections of her companion. The portrait of fession of that philosopher and seigneur, that a salda
well fastened, or the flapping of a leather against his by 10 death, his name seems to act upon it as a spell-The ner, by Mr. Wesi.
'In Magdalen's loose hair and lifted eye,'
would put him out of sorts for the day, he said it was writer of the present work is Mr. Leigh Hunt, a gentle. lis flattering upon the whole-bas a look of greater de.
own case; and he seemed to think it was the case of a man as well known to the literary as to the political world licacy than she possessed : but it is also very like, and the body else, of any
ortance, —who was for a considerable time a companion of his studied pretension of the attitude has a moral resemblance. confess it ; otherwise, they were dull, or wanted Lordship during his residence in Italy. Much as the life | Being a half-length, it shows ber to advantage, for the For he was always mistaking the subtilty of thatod of his Lordship has been made matter of discussion, the
fault of her person was, that her head and bust were and confounding patience with weakness, because hardly sustained by linbs of sufficient length."
was a weak patience as well as a strong ope B topic, we see, is far from being exhausted. Mr. Hunt is After this attractive sketch of the lady's person, we give wa
this attractive sketch of the lady's person, we give was not only in small things that he was well qualified for the task he has undertaken-his attach- Mr. Hunt's portrait of the Lord.
I have seen the expression of his counter ment to the cause of independence has already exposed “Lord Byron's face was handsome; eminently so in greater occasions, absolutely festered with ill
da month and chin fic for Apollo: all the beauty of it corrugated and made sore; hawa him to suffering, and in the extracts from his Life of the some respects. The had a mouth and chin fit for Apollo : and when I first knew him, there were both lightness and
at the same time, being soft, and struggling Noble Lord, we find traits of the same feeling by which he
energy all over his aspect. But bis countenance did not itself in, as if on the very edge of endurance. 01 has been heretofore characterized. Until the publication
improve with age, and there were always some defects in occasions, having no address, he did not know of the work, of course, no decisive opinion can be passed, lit.' The jaw was too big for the upper part. It had all to let himself be extricated from his position : but. from what is riven of it, high aristocratical feel the wilfulness of a despot in it. The animal predominated found him in this state, I contrived to make a te ing would appear to have had enough to do with Lord
with over the intellectual part of his head, inasmuch as the marks as serious as possible, on indifferent subjects,
face altogether was large in proportion to the skull. The so come away. An endeavour to talk him out of the Byron, and to have mingled much, very much, with his eyes also were set too near one another; and the pose,
weakness, he might have had reason to resentsocial intercourse. We do not expect a man, because he though handsome in itself, had the appearaoce, when you would probably have drawn upon you a discus may happen to be gifted with a splendid genius, to be saw it closely in front, of being grafted on the face, rather matters too petty for your respect; and gaiety would beyond the infirmities of human nature ; but we greatly
than growing properly out of it. His person was very I been treated as an assumption, necessary to be paig regret that a titlema silly bauble, should have so woven
handsome, though terminating in lameness, and tending I by sarcasms, which it would have been necessary
to fat and effeminacy, which makes me reniember what a down in their turn. There was no living with its superficial, vanity into the texture of Byron's mighty hostile fair one objected to him-namely, that he had eternal assumptions and inequalities. When being mind. For it was a mind of no ordinary grasp-a mind little beard ; a fault which, on the other hand, was in England, independent and able to do him sercu whose productions will live through many an after age, thought by another lady, not hostile, to add to the divi. never ventured upon a raillery. In Italy, he soca and, with the splendid efforts of our most celebrated wri.
nity of his aspect-imberbis Apollo. His lameness was to treat me with it; and I was obliged, for both our
only in one foot-the left; and it was so little visible to tell him I did not like it, and that he was too ters, cast a halo round the page of our English literature. o casual notice, that, as he lounged about a room,
earnest.” Trades' Free Press.
(which; he did in such a manner as to screen it,) it was
bardly perceivable. But it was a real, and even a sore. · Madame Guiccioli is thus described :lameness. Much walking upon it fevered and hurt it.
THE GHOST SEER. " We then lounged about, or sat anıl talked, Madame It was a shrunken foot, a little twisted. This defect un Guiccioli, with her sleek tresses, descending after her toilet questionably mortified him exceedingly, and helped to to join us. The garden was small and square, but plenti. put sarcasm and misanthropy into his taste of life. Un
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the German of the fully stocked with oranges and other shrubs; and, being fortunately, the usual thoughtlessness of schoolboys made
brated Schiller. well watered, looked very green and refreshing under the him feel it bittcrly at Harrow. He would wake and find Italian sky. The lady generally attracted us up into it, I bis leg in a tub of water. The reader will see (hereafter) | if we had not been there before. how he felt it, whenever it was libeiled ; and in Italy, the
(Concluded from our last.) " Madame Guiccioli, who was at that time about only time I ever knew it mentioned, he did not like the twenty, was hand-ome and lady-like, with an agreeable subiect, and hastened to change it. His handsome per. “We will allow this. But is it consistent will manner, and a voice not partaking too much of the Italian son so far rendered the misfortune greater, as it pictured Armenian's plan, that he himself should destroy fervour to be gentle. She had just enough of it to give to him all the occasions on which he might bave figured sion which he has created, and disclose the mysteid her speaking a grace. None of her graces appeared en- in the cyes of company; and doubtless this was a great his science to the eyes of the profane?" tirely free from art; nor, on the other hand, did they reason why he had no better address. On the other hand, "What mysteries does he disclose? None, betray enough of it to give you an ill opinion of her sin- instead of losing him any real regard or admiration, his which he intends to practise on me. He, therefore, cerity and good humour. I was told, that her Romag- lameness gave a touching character to both.
nothing by the discovery. But, on the other hand, nese dialect was observable ; but to me, at that time, all "He had a delicate white band, of which he was proud ; an advantage will he gain, if this pretended victors, Italian in a lady's mouth was Tuscan pearl; and she and he attracted attention to it by rings. He thought a juggling and deception, should render me secure a trolled it over her lip, pure or not, with that sort of con- band of this description almost the only mark remaining suspecting; if he succeeds in diverting my attention scious grace which seems to belong to the Italian language now-a-days of a gentleman ; of which it certainly is not, the right quarter, and in fixing my wavering sun as a matter of right. I am sed her with speaking bad nor of a lady either; though a coarse one implies bandi. on an object the most remote from the real one? Italian out of Ariosto, and saying speme for speranza, in work. He often appeared holding a handkerchief, upon time, either from my own doubts, or at the sugges which she good-maturedly found something pleasant and I which his jewelled fingers lay imbedded as in a picture. ' another, I should be tempted to seek in the occui
or a key to his mysterious wonders, how could he better | “Rather invert the proposition, my dear Count, and discretion. He began by secretly studying the Prince's, Storide against such an inquiry, than by contrasting biz say, what do all these wonders prove, if I can demonstrate character. A German servant belonging to the latter,
rodigies with the tricks of the juggler! By confining the that a single one among them is a manifest deception ? who had disappeared in a very unaccountable manner, as atter within artificial limits, and by delivering, as it were, The prediction, I own, is above my conception. If it stood mentioned in the beginning of these adventures, was, in
to my hands a scale by which to appreciate them, he alone; if the Armenian had closed the scene with it, I con. this respect, of great use to him. This inan, it was supaturally exalts and perplexes my ideas of the former. fess I do not know how far I might have been carried. But posed, had been enticed from the service of his master by For many suspicions he precludes by this single contri. in the base alloy with which it is mixed, it is certainly sus. the Armenian, as he was afterwards discovered in a con. ance! How many methods of accounting for his miracles, picious. Time may explain, or not explain, it; but be-vent in the Guidecca, into which he had entered as a conwhich might afterwards have occurred to me, he refutes lieve me, my friend !” added the Prince, taking my hand, vert. beforehand?"
with a grave countenance, “a man, who can command From his communications, the Armenian soon Jearned * But, in exposing such a finished deception, he has supernatural powers, has no occasion to employ the arts of that the mind of the Prince was particularly accessible to Fery much counteracted his own interest, both by quick. Ia juggler ; he despises them."
such ideas as were suggested by any thing extraordinary ning the penetration of those whom he meant to impose
or mysterious. In this quarter, therefore, he determined pen, and by staggering their belief of miracles in general. Thus, says Count O...... ended a conversation, which I
to assail him. The Sicilian, who was known to be unThe had such a plan, your Highncss's self is the best
commonly expert in the arts of juggling and legerdemain, have related entire; because it shows the difficulties which poi of its insufficiency." were to be overcome, before the Prince could be effectually
Tv was employed as his assistant. By their joint contrivances "Perhaps he has been mistaken in respect to myself; imposed upon. I hope it may free bis memory from the
all the pretended miracles, related in the first part of this this conclusions have, nevertheless, been well founded. imputation of having blindly and inconsiderately thrown
volume, were successively produced. The adventure of ald he foresee that I should exactly notice the very cir. This himself into a snare, which was spread for his destruction
the second apparition was managed nearly according to the unstance which exposes the whole artifice ? Was it in t in by the most unheard of, and diabolical wickedness. Not
| Prince's conjectures. The ghost itself was a living person, plan, that the creature he employed should be so comall those who, at the mornent I am writing this, are, per
properly equipped, and the whole transaction was a mere Anicative ? Are we certain that the Sicilian has not far haps, smiling contemptuously at the Prince's credulity;
deception. Bedded his commission ? He has, undoubtedly, done sono not all those who, in the fancied superiority of their own
The reader will recollect the account which was given of the respect to the ring, and yet it is chiefly this single cir
the person whom the Prince engaged as successor to the understandings, think themselves entitled to condemn fractance which determined my distrust in him. A plan, hin
servant who had left him. This man was also an agent A pla; him ; not all those, I apprehend, would have resisted this Bose contexture is so artful and refined, is easily spoiled first attempt with so much firmness. If afterwards, not
of the Armenian. He had contrived, by some method the execution by an awkward instrument. It certainly withstanding this happy prepossession, we witness his
which does not appear, to procure a recommendation to the not the Armenian's intention, that the juggler should downfal; if we see that the black design, against which,
Prince's banker, and, by that means, to the Prince himself. nk to us in the style of a mountebank; that he should at its very opening, he was thus providentially warned, is
The latter soon perceived that his new servant possessed Teavour to impose upon us such fables as are too gross finall, en finally successful, we are not so much inclined to ridicule
such talents and qualities as are very seldom found in a hear the least reflection. For instance, with what coun- I hiss his weakness, as to be astonished at the infamous ingenuity
person in his situation, and, in a short time, he became ince could this impostor affirm, that the miraculous of a plot, which could seduce an understanding so admi.
I greatly attached to him. The man, on his part, was not ig be spoke of renounces all commerce with mankind rably prepared. Considerations of interest have noinfluence
Tidle; he lost no opportunity of insinuating himself into | Felve in the night? Did not we see him among us at on my testimony. He, who alone would be thankful for
| the Prince's favour, in which he at last succeeded so effecFery hour?" it, is now no more. His dreadful destiny is accomplished.
a tually, that he became his sole confidant, and gained an That is true. He must have forgotten it."
His soul has long since been purified before the throne of People of this description naturally overact their parts,
entire ascendancy over him. Count 0........., in the mean. Truth, where mine must likewise shortly appear. But, for
time, who was ihe only person to whose judgment the by exceeding every limit of credibility, mar the effects the sake of justice.--and I hope the involuntary tear,
Prince paid any deference, departed for Courland. The th a well managed deception is calculated to produce." FI cannot, however, yet prevail on inyself to look upon be pardoned
i Armenian and his colleague then began to act more openly. which now flows at the remembrance of my friend, will for the sake of justice I now declare it.
They perceived, however, that, in order to complete the whole as a mere contriyance of art. What! the Sici. He was a generous man, and would have been an orna.
seduction of the Prince, it would be necessary to call in terror; his convulsive fits ; his swoon ; the deplo. ment to the throne, which, seduced by the most infernal
the aid of female attractions. The principles of the person le situation in which we saw him, and which was even artifices, he attempted to ascend, by the commission of a
they had to deal with were not easily shaken. He had Sjas to move our pity; were all these nothing more than
been early inspired with the most exalted notions of strict crime. mimicry of an actor? I allow that a skilful performer
honour, and steady resolution, and nothing less than an earry imitation to a very high pitch, but he certainly
entire subversion of his faculties was sufficient to overturn Bo power over the organs of life.”
The translator of this fragment, which ends with the them. His new confidant governed him completely, but As for that, my friend, I have seen Richard the Third above reflections of Count 0......, in order to remove the he could not blind him. The attachment of one man to GarrickBut were we at that moment sufficiently cool uncertainty in which the reader is left as to these extraor- another, however ardent it may be, as it produces nothing he capable of observing dispassionately ? Could we dinary adventures, and particularly with a view to explain of that disorder of the senses, nothing of that delirium of tee of the emotion of the Sicilian, when we were almost some allusions in the concluding paragraph, has thought the mind, which are the ordinary effects of love, cannot be
come by our own ? Besides, the dicisive crisis even of lit necessary to subjoin a few particulars, in addition to so easily perverted to the purposes of deception. eception is so momentous to the deceiver himself, that what appears in the original.
They, therefore, engaged ihe assistance of a young woseive anxiety may produce in him symptoms as violent The Ghost Seer was first published in a German periodi. man of exquisite beauty, and of a cunning and address hose which surprise excites in the deceived. Add to cal work of the name of Thalia, in detached parts. It not inferior to their own. Methods were next to be devised the unexpected entrance of the watch.”
appeared when a sect of the Illuminati, as they are called, to make the Prince fall desperately in love. The latter, I am glad you mention that, my Prince. Would the was beginning to extend itself very rapidly in Germany. on this occasion, was expected to be somewhat untractable. danian have ventured to discover such an infamous These people, it is well known, were accustomed to seduce They knew his utter indifference to female beauty, and me to the eye of justice? to expose the fidelity of his the ignorant and superstitious by extravagant and incre- that the mere allurements of sense would fail to conquer tore to such a dangerous test. And for what pur-dible tales of supernatural powers and appearances. This / him. In his imagination, equally vivid and visionary, he
story being calculated, in some measure, to expose these was alone vulnerable. The young woman was, therefore, Leave that matter to him: he is no doubt, acquainted miraculous accounts, would, of course, be received with exhibited to his view under such circumstances as were
the people he employs. Do we know what secret | avidity; the editor was, therefore, induced to publish the calculated to impress him. The first time he saw her was les may have secured him the discretion of this man? | most interesting part in a small volume by itself; and it is in a solitary chapel in the midst of a sequestered grove. | have been informed of the office he holds at Venice: 1 from such a separate edition that the present translation | She was kneeling at the foot of the altar, in the attitudo difficulty will he find in saving a man, of whom he has been made.
and attire of something more than mortal. In that light Self is the only accuser ?"
The conclusion of these adventures is related, though she appeared to the Prince. He was completely fascinated. this suggestion of the Prince was but too well justified very imperfectly, in the periodical work abovementioned. He returned home, and, in the heat of his ecstacy and adhe event. For, some days after, on inquiring after the It is principally to be gathered from a very long corre- miration, he related to his confidant what he had seen, and boer, we were told that he had escaped, and had not spondence between the Prince and Count 0......., chiefly entreated him, if possible, to find out this celestial object. me been heard of.1
on metaphysical subjects. These letters are very volumi. The task, it may be supposed, was not difficult,diffiYou ask what could be his motives for delivering this nous, and as the translator has not seen them for several culties, however, were pretended in order to inflame his into the hands of justice?" continued the Prince. years, the annexed account must, of course, be very im- passion, which at length, irritated by delays and disap. what other method, except this violent one, could perfect, as it is written entirely froin recollection.
pointments, became impetuous and ungovernable. It was have wrested from the Sicilian such an infamous and It appears, however, from the sequel, that the person then thought proper to gratify his wishes. He was introrobable confession, which, however, was material to so often mentioned in the preceding work under the name duced to the object of bis adoration. Lost and bewildered success of his plan? Who, but a man whose case is of the Armenian, was à Roman Catholic priest. In his in a maze of pleasure, till then unknown to him, his pas. perate, and who has nothing to lose, would consent to attempts upon the Prince, he acted under the influence sion knew no bounds. He resigned himself entirely to its so bumiliating an account of himself ? Under what and direction of the Holy Inquisition. The design of this dictates, and every rational and manly sentiment was
circumstances, than such as these, could we have venerable and enlightened body was to gain him over to quickly forgotten. ered such a confession?"
the Catholic religion, in order to make him, at some future Enshared in this manner by the artifices of a woman I grant all this, my Prince. The two apparitions were period, the instrument of disseminating it among his sub- and a priest, the Prince was soon completely perverted.
contrivances of art. The Sicilian has imposed upon jects. Among the unaccountable absurdities in human He ernbraced the Catholic faith, and, under the ridiculous tale, which the Armenian, his master, had previously nature it may be remarked, that the zeal for making pro- pretence of gaining millions of deluded Protestants to the ght him. The efforts of both have been directed to the selytes will frequently urge men to the commission of true church, he was brought to consent to the murder of e end ; and from this mutual intelligence all the won acts, which are directly inconsistent with the doctrines the Prince who barred his ascent to the throne. The at. al incidents which have astonished us in this adventure they are labouting to propagate.
tempt, however, did not succeed, and the same persons be easily explained. But the prophecy of the square To the pretended 'Armenian, as a man of uncom. who engaged him in the crime, indicted his punishment. It Mark, that first miracle, which, as it were, opened mon talents and of extraordinary art, was intrusted the To avoid the danger of a discovery, they despatched him
door to all the rest, remains still unexplained; and of conduct of this important enterprise. In executing a by poison, and he died in the bitterest agonies of contriEl use is the key to all his other wonders, if we despair project so glorious for the church, no means were to be son and remorse. resolving this single one ?" Taccounted criminal, and he was, therefore, left to his owa!
VARIETY IS THE CHARM OF LIFE.
Who lives by philosophic rules, And deems all gayer men are fools ; Tired with the same researches here, Will view the starry hemisphere; Explore the clouds for objects new, Hid from the less enlightened view ; Ascend to heaven, so far beguiled, Or trace the depths of ocean wild ; Low in the earth, descending far, Each mineral, fossil, shell, or spar, With curious care he ponders o'er, T'increase his scientific store ; And if all human things he'd ken'd, Would “ weep to see his labours end :"To other lands now turns his view, Still in pursuits of objects new, Forsaking home for changing clime, At sacrifice of health and time; Wasting his life in hopes to clasp That which shall still elude his grasp ; And when tired nature can no more, Vanquished, he must the chase give o'er ; Finds that his whole life has been spent, In driving from his mind content; For wheresoe'er his footsteps roam, Whatever land he makes his home, The fund of knowledge he'll acquire, Shall only thirst for more inspire; Until his faculties decay, Or death shall close his earthly day. Thus man, with happiness in view, Still blindly seeks for something new; And, like the dog that crossed the lake, Will shadows for the substance take. Soon as a pleasure we enjoy, We find its sweets begin to cloy ; Possession robs it of the charms That graced it ere within our arms; And what than heaven we more have prized, Is now endured to be despised. All are alike, and fly to me, Whate'er their dispositions be: The gay would for a time be sad, The grave man seeks to make him glad ; All see the fairest landscape shine Where opposite effects combine. The wretched soul, oppressed with woe, Whom fortune's most destructive blow Hath robbed of affluence and power, Of worldly smiles, and princely dower, Shunned by the base and selfish throng, That he so lately reigned among,For refuge seeks some unknown spot, Where he, forgetting and forgot, May pass the remnant of his life, Free from the din of worldly strife ; For change of scene, and objects new, Banish past sorrows from his view, Evaporate the springs of grief, And bring the mourner prompt relief. Why is the human mind so frail, To fluctuate with every gale ? For ever veering in its course, Impelled by some instinctive force. No sooner is one end attained, And the long hoped for object gained, Than, lo! another starts in view, Which we as eagerly pursue, Fearing some happy rival should Outstrip our speed, and seize the good. Onward we press, while heart and soul Seem centred in the distant goal, Nor quit the race, till late we find Nought satisfies the human mind.
It is not here that we shall have
Nor hope much from VARIETY!
I come to yield the charm of life, I come with every blessing rife; All hail the sight with rapturous joy, To each I bring some new employ ; For ever oltering my plan, To catch the wayward mind of man. Howe'er assailed, by all I'm found, Though traversing the world around; I am to no one spot confined, But span the vast globe with the wind; Nor clime nor province is on earth, Which hath not given me a birth. Courting my smile, and in my train Are votaries both of love and gain. Man, let his mood be what it will, Finds me his fit companion still; Though wise or proud, or grave or free, He's sure of an ally in me. Woman is to my will so blind, I rule the empire of her mind : She vows (for in niy praise she's warm) I am possessed of every charm This life can yield; and did not I Assist her wants, she'd surely die. The sighing swain, who, at the shrine Of beauty, pours forth thoughts divine ; And deems that nought on earth can bless, So much as woman's dear caress ; Who sighs and fools away his days, In penning sonnets to her praise ; Seeking comparisons as vain And empty as his shallow brain ; At length, blessed with one faithful heart, Finds out it yields him but in part The bliss he sought; and wanting more, He asks of me the envied store. Oh woman! woman! fickle, vain, Would I could say that in my train, Thy form, not malice could discover ; Would I could say that with one lover Thy little heart was satisfied, Nor to inveigle others tried : But truth compels me here to own, Thou to coquet wert ever prone ; And would a faithful heart betray, Who to thy charms did homage pay, If gold and tinsel held the bait, Though age and folly on him wait, The empty fop, whose only pride Is taking fashion for his guide, Who turns a deaf ear to distress, Yet squanders thousands on his dress, And thinks himself a dashing spark, As lounging proudly in the Park, He eyes with envy all who strut In garments of a newer cut;Is it not plain I am his god, Since fashion changes at my nod ? For jiltish as the nymph appears, From ine her friendship never veers. The man who science would explore, So deeply versed in learned lore,
Son of the morn! his sepulchre
Is desolate and lone;
Though Thebes holds not his throne.
And pass him as a flood;
The giant statue stood.
The beautiful become
The lion made his home;
They ruled,--and they were gone;
Where slave and king are one. He saw Sesostris' victor car,
And all his barness'd kings; From Europe, lo! his hosts afar
The Macedonian brings ! He saw the Persian conqueror
Pass trackless, and the hour When Cleopatra's smile was more
Than sceptre-fame and power.
The barping giant sent,
Like spirit's wild lament;
And years that roll between, Yet mindful of his heavenly birth,
He hail'd the morning's queen. Strabo affirms that this was witnessed by himsel
For he whose sculptur'd form ev'n now
The Beauties of Chess. Stands firm while nations fade,
My proud heart has now burst thy spell; Time was, a crown adorn'd his brow,
From my long dream of love I've awoke, A land his voice obey'd :
“ Ludimus effigiem belli."-VIDA. And I bid thee for ever- farewell ! He fell,—and his high monument
J. BOLTON. Is Ida's sacred hill;
SOLUTION TO STUDY CLXIV. His tomb is where the Hellespont
1 Castle ......F-8X i King ......A-7 Rolls on in beauty still. SIR,—The following verses are the production of a friend, 2 Bishop ......C-5X
2 Castle ......B-6 Troy saw his might,-earth heard his fame, who, I think, deserves encouragement. In my opinion, 3 Knight ....B-4
s Pawn ......E-6 Ere Priam's race was run; they are possessed of considerable merit; and, hoping you
4 King ......D-4
4 Pawn ...... E-5X will coincide with me, I send them for in sertion in the next
5 King ......C-4 How to the field's of Simöis came
5 Pawn ......E-4 6 King ......B-3
6 Pawn ...... E-3 The morning's glorious son ! Kaleidoscope : if not, please assign your reason for reject.
7 King .. ...A-3
7 Pawn ......E-2 Add them, in many a fabled lay, ing them.
8 Pawn ......E-1 The ancient minstrels sing;
Manchester, January 2d, 1828.
becomes a Queen.
9 Knight......C-6X Aurora, herald of the day,
9 King ......A-6 I'VE BEEN WITH THEE.
10 Castle ......A-8X
10 King ......B-5 And Memnon, Egypt's king !
11 Pawn ......C_4XMATE. erpoel, Jan. 1, 1828.
H. W. J.
I've been with thee- I've been with thee-
White to move, and win in twelve moves, without making
When Phæbus, bursting through night's shade,
And the lark sung forth his minstrelsy-
2015 Take whatever thou dost wish :
When the meridian hour appear'd, Why afraid, with eye askance?
And festive glee my lone heart cheer'd : Come, another hop advance;
I have taken the wine cup eagerly,
To drink a joyous health to thee.
When the calm twilight hour came on,
And Sol his glorious race had run, Stay until the storm's gone by,
That softest, sweetest hour found me Till there is a vernal sky,
Breathing a vesper prayer for thee. Then to greet thy mate again,
And when night found me sunk in sleep, Slyly take the broken pane.
Then Fancy still her watch would keep; mby.
Thy beauteous spirit came to me,
In happy, happy dreams of thee.
I've been with thee in joy and pride,
At morn, at noon, at eventide ; help thee, traveller, on thy lonely way,
Thro' nights' dark gloom, thro' days' bright glee, Mad rates the north blast, and the pitiless rain,
A B C D E F G H I've been with thee, I've been with thee. curs down its driving torrents : on the plain
WHITE ids the sild inundation, while dismay
And now while time away is winging, bles thy heart, thy home so far away,
Still my fond heart to thine is clinging,
I turn from all the world to be Ene, and each blest endearment, children, wife,
USEFUL AMUSEMENTS. One happy moment still with thee. & all the tender sympathies of life, blend congenial souls, and cheer the darksome day.
SOLUTION. EXTRAORDINARY INSTANCE OF LONGEVITY ! to the eddying tempest!-God help thee
I must give three guineas, and receive twenty-three ou bapless mother, while the children there,
In consequence of information transmitted to us by a half-crowns, which make £2 175. 6d., leaving 5s. 6d. to Teckless play, forget each anxious care :
correspondent, that there was now living a person, named pay for the goose.
Jacob Murphy, of the extreme age of 117 years, we visited throbs thy breast, and bends the suppliant knee, the old man, and found that our correspondent was incor.
New Question by C. A. M. Him whose tender mercies never cease, rect in many particulars, but that still enough remained
45973 may be multiplied by 19975 thus, it he would gracious bring the wanderer home in to make out a strong case for the consideration of the cha
45973 ritably disposed. From what we were able to gather from eace?
the statements of the old man and his daughter, it appears
ago, when he lost his sight; since which time his only
always been temperate in his way of living, and that he in exporting 120341 yards of calico, with a duty of When I deem'd I was dear to thy sight,
does not remember to have suffered any serious illness 1!d. per yard, and a deduction of 20 per cent. on the Nor thought that a meeting like this
until the infirmities of age began to creep upon him. He whole,-the officer calculates thus, Would wither my joy with its blight. is blind, partially deaf, and his memory is very nearly
120341 gone; he exhibits the appearance of most extreme old We have met—but why torture the brain age, and it is an interesting and affecting sight to behold
£601 14 1 By recalling the times that are o'er ?
this relic of a generation long since passed away.-He re. How is this to be explained ? I behold thee- meet thee again,
sides in a small passage leading from nearly the bottom of
Mersey-street to the Salthouse Dock. We found him in a And I know that thou lov'st me no more. wretched cellar, on the right hand side, about thirty yards
Cide Table. Thou art false ! yet thou still art as fair
from Mersey-street; but we were informed by his daughter As thou wert in the days that are gone; (who waits upon him, and represents herselt' as the young.
Days. Morn. Even. Height. Festivals, &c. Whilst I have lov'd truly, and care
est of five children, and in the 62d year of her age,) that he
h. m.h.m. ft. in.
Tuesday ..15 9 21 9 49 16 2
Those who are disposed Wednesday1610 14 10 40 18 0 I have been on a far distant shore,
to minister to the necessities of an aged and infirm fellow- Thursday 1711 611 29 19 7 New Moon.
creature, will readily find him, by inquiring in the neigh-Friday ....18 11 53 20 8 Prisca. Yet thy image dwelt near to my heart;
bourhood for Jacob Murphy. Any donations left at our Saturday..19 0171 040 21 11 But it now must dwell near it no more, office for the above charitable purpose, shall be carefully Mondny ..21 i 48 9 10 197
Sunday....20 I 21 1 25 20 6 2d Sunday after Epiphany. And we meet but-- for ever to part. | transmitted to their destination
ITuesday ..22, 2 311 2 54 17 10 Vincent.
were caught, and eaten as delicacies. They are cunning! The explanation was as follows:- The King, when I l in their. habits; and it required more time to watch for alone with the armed pian, had, it seems, prevailed up them than could be spared.
him to open the lattice-window. This was just don POLAR EXPEDITION.
There were inmense numbers of sea-fowl seen ; but few when Alexander Ruthven again entered the turret, an
of them shot for the kitchen. Indeed, the expedition was swearing that there was no remedy, but the King me [From the Literary Gazette.)
one of such incessant labour and toil, that there was little needs die, he seized upon him, and endeavoured, by my
opportunity for doing any thing else but dragging the force, to tie his hands with a garter. James resisted, a While on the subject of Polar, or rather Arctic expe. boat, &c. on, and persevering in the principal object of dragged Ruthven to the window, now open, and call ditions, and while waiting the appearance of Captain the undertaking.
out to his attendants in the manner we have describe Parry's narrative of his last attempt, we may take the The water was full of marine insects, shrimps, &c. His retinue hastened to his assistance. The greater opportunity to add a few original anecdotes, &c. to the whether in the open spaces of the sea, or in the pools
r in the open spaces of the sea, or in the pools ran to the principal staircases, of which they fourd accounts which have already appeared in the Literary formed on the surface of the ice.
door shut, and immediately endeavoured to force the Gazelle respecting that voyage." 'Referring to these pre- In our former papers, we noticed the limited allowance open. Meantime a page of the King's, called Sir Jo ceding and accurate details of the whole course of the of spirits given to the party; we might have added, that Ramsay, discovered a back stair which led him to expedition, we shall now rather describe some of the per. owing to the severity of the temperature, the rum, though turret, where Ruthven and the King were still struggli sonal adventures of our hardy and gallant countrymen conveyed in essence, lost its favour, and could hardly be Ramsay stabbed Ruthven twice with his dagger, JA while traversing the ice.
called a spirituous liquor. We have only to add to these called to him to strike high, as he had a doublet of pe It is curious to remark, that, during all their progress particulars, loosely thrown together, that, on their return, on him. Ramsay then thrust Ruthven, now m northward, the wind was in the north, nearly right against so accurate were the instruments and the use made of them, wounded, towards the private staircase, where he was them; and that when they turned, to shape their way back the Captain came directly, and within an hour, as he was by Sir Thomas Erskine and Sir Hugh Herries, two di again to the south, the ill-tempered and opposing wind looking for it, on the headland whence he had set out. royal attendants, who despatched him with their sed also chopped round, and still blew in their teeth!
His last words were,-" Alas! I am not to blame for Of course there could be no travelling in these regions
THE GOWRIE CONSPIRACY.
action." without some communications with their denizens, the bears. (FROM SIR WALTER SCOTT'S TALES OF MY GRANDFATHER.) This danger was scarcely over, when the Earl of Gow Two of these natives were slain ; and both-oh, want of
entered the outer chamber, with a drawn sword in a gallantry in British sailors! were females. The scenes But the strangest adventure of James's reign, was the hand, followed by seven attendants, demanding rengen must have been very curious and picturesque. At night. event called the Gowrie Conspiracy, over which there hangs for the death of his brother. The King's followers, 4 fall, every night, the sledge-boat was converted into a tent; a sort of mystery, which time has not even yet completely four in number, thrust James, for the safety of his per three light bamboo spars stuck up, fore, midship, and aft, dispelled. You must recollect that there was an Earl of back into the turret-closet, and shut the door; and with the oars crossing them aloft, made the support and Gowrie condemned and executed when James was but a engaged in a conflict, which was the more desperate, roof of this simple and primitive.looking shelter. The boy. This nobleman left two sons, who were well edu- they fought four to eight, and Herries was a lame and canvas sail thrown over, and fastened down to the sides, cated abroad, and accounted hopeful young men. The abled man. But Sir John Ramsay, having run the with loose parts for egress and regress, completed the noc-King restored to the eldest the title and estate of Gowrie, of Gowrie through the heart, he dropped dead, will turnal domicile. One sentinel paraded the cold outside, and favoured them both very much.
speaking a word, and his servants Aed. The doors of to watch for any breaking or separation of the ice, or for Now it chanced that, in the month of August, 1600, great staircase were now open to the nobles, who were other moving accident by flood' or field. All being snug Alexander Ruthven, the younger of the two brothers, deavouring to force their way to the King's assistance one night, the gasping watch suddenly looked in, and gave came early one morning to the King, who was then hunt. In the meantime, a new peril threatened the King the alarm of a huge hear approaching: the exquisite sense ing in the Park of Falkland, and told him a story of his his few attendants. The slain Earl of Gowrie was 'n of smell possessed by these animals had brought it, proba. having seized a suspicious looking man, with a large pot of the town of Perth, and much beloved by the ata bly, from a great distance, in quest of its scented prey of gold under his cloak. This man, Ruthven said, he had | On hearing what had happened, they ran to arts The order was quickly given to lie close, and be silent; detained prisoner at his house in Perth, till the King surrounded the mansion-house, where this trageet. for the least noise is often sufficient to alarm and scare off should examine him, and take possession of the treasure. been acted, threatening, that if their Provost was the animal and our countrymen were, for various reasons, With this story he decoyed James from the hunting-field, livered to them safe and sound, the King's greed as will appear hereafter, very anxious that their present and persuaded him to ride with him to Perth, without any should pay for it. Their violence was, at last, que visitor should meet with a proper reception. The monster other company than a few noblemen and attendants, who the magistrates of the town, and the mob west price shuffled onwards, and coming to the boat, raised herself followed the King without orders.
on to disperse. on her hind legs, so as to place her fore-paws over the gun. When they arrived at Perth, they entered Gowrie-house,. The object of this strange conspiracy is one of the wale, and take a peep at what was going on inside. At the mansion of the Earl, a large massive building, having in history; and what made it stranger, the armed Day this moment the triggers of two fowling-pieces were pulled gardens which stretched down to the Tay. The Earl was, was stationed in the turret could throw no light upon it
one missed fire, but the other went off, and was so or seemed to be, surprised, to see the King arrive so unex. proved to be one Anderson, steward to the Earl of Game well directed that the ball went through the creature's pectedly, and caused some entertainment to be hastily pre who had been ordered to arm himself for the purpos heart. She fell backward, and had hardly expired, before pared for his Majesty's refreshment. After the King had taking a Highland thief, and was posted in the ture all hands were at work, in a style of which we can hardly dined, Alexander Ruthven pressed him to come with him I Alexander Ruthven, without any intimation what I form a conception at home. The consequences were, that to see the prisoner in private; and James, curious by na to do, so that the whole scene came upon him by sur the lady's dress was off her back, and her entrails, such ture, and sufficiently indigent to be inquisitive after The mystery seemed so impenetrable, and so much & as heart, liver, &c: (which are excellent eating,) in the money, followed him from one apartment to another, Darrative rested upon James's own testimony, that pot in five minutes. The carcass, when stripped, is about until Ruthven led him into a little turret, where there persons of that period, and even some historians en the size and colour of that of a horse ; and, what was of stood_not a prisoner with a pot of money but an armed own day, have thought that it was not a conspiracy or the utmost consequence under the circumstances in which man, prepared, as it seemed, for some violent enterprise. brothers against the King, but of the King again our poor fellows were placed, the animal supplied more The King started back, but Ruthven snatched the dag. brothers; and that James, having taken a dislike to than fuel enough for its own cooking. With the skin is ger which the man wore, and, pointing it to James's breast, I had contrived the bloody scene, and then thrown the flayed off, when in good condition, a lining of fat of the reminded him of his father the Earl of Gowrie's death, on the Ruthvens, who suffered in it. But besides breadth of a band; this was immediately cut into pieces, and commanded him, upon pain of death, to submit to cability and gentleness of James's disposition, and and thrown into a vessel with bits of rope, or junk, which his pleasure. The King replied, that he was but a boy the consideration that no adequate motive can be a were lighted, and a famous fire soon made for culinary when the Earl of Gowrie suffered, and upbraided Ruthven or even conjectured, for his perpetrating such an purposes. The vessel, however, also deserves notice. It with ingratitude. The conspirator, moved by remorse, or table murder, it ought to be remembered, that consisted of a sheet of the copper (of which a few spare for some other reason, assured the King that his life should was naturally timorous, and could not even look at sheets were carried to mend any hole that might be maile be safe, and left him in the turret with the armed man, sword without shuddering; so that it was contrar! in the bottom of the boat, and expel the winter's flaw,') who, not very well selected to assist in a purpose so des reason and probability to suppose, that he could be beat up round the edges, so as to form a shallow receptacle perate, stood shaking in his armour, without assisting viser of a scheme, in which his life was repeatedly en for the bear's grease and rope's ends; and over the flame either his master or the King.
to the most imminent dangers. However, many, of these, the bear's body was converted into a variety of Let us now see what was passing below during this clergy refused to obey James's order to keep a day or su stews, frys, boils, &c.-- which, if not equal to Ude's re- strange scene betwixt the King and Ruthven. The at-thanksgiving for the King's deliverance, intimating cipes, were, we will be bound to say, relished with a better tendants of James had begun to wonder at his absence, out hesitation, that they greatly doubted the truth appetite than usually awaits the fricassees and fritters of that when they were suddenly informed by the Earl of Gowrie, story. One of them being pressed by the King. Fel! eminent artiste. How acceptable such repast must have that the King had mounted his horse, and had set out on said, “ That doubtless he must believe it, since been to our men, may be conjectured, when it is remem. his return to Falkland. The noblemen and attendants jesty said he had seen it; but that, had he seen it by bered that their allowance of pemmacan and biscuit was rushed into the court-yard of the mansion, and called for he would not have believed his own eyes." little more than sufficient to sustain nature, and, certainly their horses, the Earl of Gowrie at the same time hurrving much vexed with this incredulity : for it was hanu pot sufficient to enable them to undergo the severe fatigues them away. Here the porter interfered, and said the obtain credit after having been so much in danger. to which they were constantly exposed. Indeed, so fierce | King could not have left the house, since he had not passed! Nine years after the affair, some light was thrown and craving was their hunger, we have heard, tbat, on the gate, of which he had the keys. Gowrie, on the other it by one Sprot, a notary public, who, out of mere the killing of one of the bears, a considerable quantity of hand, called him a liar, and asserted that the King had sity, had possessed himself of certain letters, said the flesh was devoured raw during the night of its capture. departed.
been written by one Robert Logan, of Restas What remained was put in bags, and served out as occa. While the attendants of James knew not what to think, scheming, turbulent, and profligate man, to the sion required : but, altogether, it will be seen that a visit a balf-smothered, yet terrified voice, was heard to call Gowrie. In these papers, allusion was repeale from a bear was one of the most welcome events which from the window of a turret above their heads." Help! to the death of Gowrie's father, to the revenge Fu could happen to the expedition.
treason! help! my Lord of Mar !" They looked up- meditated, and to the execution of some great and The next animal of importance in these icy domains is wards, and beheld James's face, in great agitation, pushed enterprise. Lastly, there was intimation that the seal, which also yields a valuable oil, where it is in through the window, while a hand was seen grasping his vens were to bring a prisoner by sea to Logan possible for travellers to take any quantity of necessaries throat, as if some one behind endeavoured, by violence, Fast Castle, a very strong and inaccessible to in great bulk. Of these creatures, however, only two to draw him back.
hanging the sea, on the coast of Berwickshire. This pa
ve it, since his
e great and period ihoation that the Ruth Sea to Logan's fortress 20accessible tower, over