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instances, in an inverse ratio to them. Few will be inclined, are shed for the loved, the lost, the distant, and the
to rank among the benefactors of mankind, Alexander, dead," we are inclined almost to execrate the names we here only made a nosrgay nf culled flowers, and have
Cæsar, Charles of Sweden, or Napoleon,-and yel these have been accustomed to venerale. But in the character I nothing of my own but the thread that lies them."
names are as legibly written in the rolls of fame as the of Charles of Sweden there is something 80 romantic, that LITARY WALKS THROUGH MANY LANDS. names of others, whose wazlike achievements have enlarged we are more apt to regard him as a hero of romance than
the einpire of freedom, or confirined the reign of true reli. as a bloody warrior: and when I stood within the shade of ty interesting work, in two volumes, under gion. Nor does the fame of the warrior depend, in any the cypress trees that wave over the simple record of his a has inst been published by Mr. Derwent great degree, upon his success. The philosopher who has fall, I could not help catching a portion of that enthu
the author of Tales of Ardennes, &c. We spent a lifetime in laborious, but fruitless inquiry, does | siasm ihat once so kindled within him, and which is irre artially perused it with much pleasure, and not enjoy the same reputation as he who, with less labour, sistibly awakened upon the spot where it was quencbed pose to enrich our columns with some of the and, possibly, less talent, has added something to the cata. for ever.
Here fell th' enthusiast, "the Swede!" legue of discovery; bu in war, the vanquished has often res which abound in this pleasing volume. as high a reputation as the vanquisher,--and the disastrous
The spot, these cypress trees surround, angements this week only leave us room for
And though mine be no warrior's creed, Termination of a campaign detracts nothing froin the fame srief specimen; but we have in reserve, from
I feel I tread no common ground. of the general who has fought it well. Hannibal enjoys le source, a highly.wrought moral tale, entithe reputation of having been one of the greatest captains of
That little pillar bears no name, he unhappy Pair, and the conscience-stricken antiquity, though he was, eventually, driven out of Italy,
It needeth none where he did fall;
It only marks the spot where fame which shall probably appear in the next 1-the defeat of Pharsalia did not lessen the renown of
Linked with his memory, Fredericksball! trope. The following extract may serve as a Pompey, nor the battle of Pultowa that of Charles of
His namel oh, it is written thero in of the philosophical and moralizing spirit Sweden. There is, still, another curious fact respecting
Eternal on that rocky wall; .
No more this obelisk need bear,
Than "In the fight of Frederickshall pa
MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS;
ries of their respective empires; but, in a litle while, other pearance of Cunstable's Miscellany, of which it forms a part a calm evening, in the latter end of September,
warriors established a new reputation on the ruins of their skiried the narrow sea-creek that runs up to conquests, and the fruits of the many years upon which
“ Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, was the third child of Ishall. On one side of the road, precipitous cliffs
James V. and his wife, Mary of Guise. That lady had their military renown had been built, fell before the events borne him, previously, two sons, both of whom died in inered with wood, gilded by the declining sun ; on
of a single day. Contemplate, too, the easy price at which fancy. Mary came into the world on the 7th of December, side, the little bay slept, quiet as the rocks that the warrior obtains his hono
the warrior obtains his honours. A year,-a month, 1542, in the Palace of Linlithgow. She was only seven it. Some fishing boats leaned motionless upon sometimes even a single day,--secures a reputation that
days old when she lost her father, who at the time of her til bosom.-so tranquil, that the transient circle the lapse of a thousand years will hardly efface. Contrast
birth lay sick in the Palace of Falkland. James died, au w the light dip of the sea-fowl's wing, was seen this with the long labours of a Milton, or the unwearied language of Pitscoitie, he turned him upon his back, and
he had lived, with a kingly and gallant spirit. In the across. Before me, rose the impregnable rock recor
researches of a Newton. Consider, moreover, that the looked "and beheld all his nobles and lords about him, sof Frederickshall; as I advanced onwards, the
reward of the warrior is immediate, and his fame uncon and, giving a little smile of laughter, kissed his hand, and fs were gradually left in shade, until, at last, the fined by , the fined by place. The philosopher makes his discovery, but
offered it to them. When they had pressed it to their attlements only reflected the sun-beams.
lips for the last time, he tossed up his arms, and yielded | it has yet to be promulgated and accepted; he has to con- his spirit to God. James was considered one of the most iekshall possesses no other attraction than that
tend with prejudice and jealousies, and his immortality, handsome men of his day. He was above the middle derived from him
perhaps, does not begin until he ceases to be mortal. The stature; his hair flowed luxuriantly over his shoulders in in left a name at which the world grew pale, poet lays down his pen,--he has accomplished his work. / natural ringlets, and was of a dark yellow or auburn copoint a moral, or adorn a tale. but fame is not the immediate consequence: he, again, is
iclour; his eyes were gray, and very penetrating; his voice
was sweet toned; and the general expression of his countes to depart next morning, I found little difficulty more than commonly favoured, if a gleam of posthumous
nance uncommonly prepossessing. He inherited a vigor. ing upon the sentinel (although contrary to the fame cheer him on his death:-bed. Far otherwise is it with
ous constitution, und kept it sound and healthy by con. ctice) to adinit me that evening to the castle, to the warrior. From the nioment of victory he dates the stont exercise, and by refraining from all excesses in eating ath-place of Charles XII. An obelisk has been commencement of his fame. At the very instant, when
nie. Al the very instant, when or drinking. He was buried in the Royal Vault in the
Chapel of Holyrood House, where his embalmed body, in itbe direction of Bernadotte, upon the identical he says within himself, “ I have done my lask,” trum
a state of entire preservation, was still to be seen in the e he fell. It is surrounded by a double row of pets, and drums, and cannon, and a thousand voices, are time of the historian Keith Bes, and an avenue, bordered by the same fune. the triumphant witnesses of his glory, and attest aloud the “The young Queen was crowned by Cardinal Beaton ), leads from the obelisk to the battery, fron truth of his internal conviction.
at Stirling, on the Blh of September, 1543. Her mother, e cannon-ball that terminated his career is sup. It is surely an ill-placed devotion that is rendered to the
who watched over her with ihe most careful anxiety, had
been told a report prevailed that the infant was sickly, and have come. Upon the pillar itself there is in. memory of the warrior ; for, although in what the world
not likely to live. To disprove this calumny, she desired Dame, only these words, * In the fight against calls deeds of glory, and in the poinp and circumstance" | Janet Sinclair. Mary's nuise, to unswaddle her in the preshall."
of war, there is a glitter always attractive to weak ninds, sence of the English Ambassador, who wrote 10 his own is to species of fame so universally recognised, and catching even to the strongest ; yet, when we view court that she was as goodly a child as he had seen of her easily earned, as that of a warrior; and, unlike war in its detail, when we contemplate the individual ago
vidual . Soon after her birth, the Parliament nominated IT species of fame, far from being in proportion misery which it occasions; the sudden desolation with 'Commissioners, to whom they intrusted the charge of the lefits conferred upon mankind, is is, in many which it blasts many a peaceful bosum ; and the lears that! Queen's person, leaving all her other interesis to the care
of her mother. The two first years of her life Mary spent of the Parisian University, quickly discovering Mary's | bility of mind. On the death of her husband Franci at Linlithgow, where it appears she had the sinall.pox, a capabilities, directed her studies with the most watchful took for her device a little branch of the liquorice point of some importance, as one of her historians re- anxiety. She was still attended by the two preceptors whose root only is sweet, all the rest of the plant marks, in the biography of a beauty and a queen. The who had accompanied her from Scotland, and before she bitter, and the motto was, Dulce meum terra terit, disease must have been of a particularly gentle kind, hav. was ten years old, had made good progress in the French, her cloth of state was embroidered the sentence. ing left behind no visible traces During the greater part Latin, and Italian languages. French was, all her life, fin est mon commencement :.a riddle,' says Har of the years 1545, 46, and 47, she resided at Stirling as familiar to her as her native tongue; and she wrote it understand not ;' but which evidently meant to Castle, in the keeping of Lords Erskine and Livingstone. 'with a degree of elegance which no one could surpass. & lesson of humility, and to remind her that life Here she received the first rudiments of education from Her acquaintaince with Latin was not of that superficial its grandeur, was the mere prologue to eternity. two ecclesiastics, who were appointed her preceptors, kind but loo common in the present day. This language French historian, Mezeray, mentions also that Me möre, however, as a matter of form, than from any use they was then regarded as almost the only one on whose stabi- a medal struck, on which was represented a verse could be of to her at so early an age. When the internal lity any reliance could be placed. It was, consequently, storm, with its masts broken and falling, illustra disturbances of the country rendered even Stirling Castle deemed indispensible, that all who aspired at any eninence the motto, Nunquam nisi rectam; indicating a a somewhat dangerous residence, Mary was removed to in literature should be able to compose in it fluently. mination rather to perish than deviate from the Inchmahome, a sequestered island in the Lake of Mon. Mary's teacher was the celebrated George Buchanan, who integrity. When she was in England, she embra teith. That she might not be too lonely, and that a spirit was then in France, and who, whatever other praise he for the Duke of Norfolk a hand with a sword in of generous emulation might present her with an ad- may be entitled to, was unquestionably one of the best ting vines, with the molto, Virescit vulnere virts ditional motive for the prosecution of her studies, the scholars of his time. The young Queen's attention was these and similar fancies, she embodied strong, an Queen Dowager selected four young ladies of rank as her likewise directed to rhetoric, by Fauchet, author of a trea- original, thoughts with much delicacy. companions and playmates. They were each about her tise on that subject, which he dedicated to his pupil; to “In the midst of these occupations and amuk
either from chance, or because the history, by Pasquier; and to the delightful study of poetry, I Mary was not allowed to forget her native countre. conceit seemed natural, they all bore the same baptismal for which her genius was best suited, and for which she quent visits were paid her from Scotland by the name. The four Maries were, Mary Beaton, a niece of retained a predilection all her life, by Ronsard.
sonally attached to herself or her family. In 155 Cardinal Beaton, Mary Fleming, daughter of Lord Flem-1 Nor must it be imagined that Mary's childhood was, mother, Mary of Guise, cameover to see her, accom ing, Mary Livingstone, whose father was one of the young exclusively devoted to these more scholastic pursuits. She by several of the nobility. The Queen-dowager, a Queen's guardians, and Mary Seaton, daughter of Lord and her young companions, the Scotch Maries and the of strong affections, was so delighted with the in Seaton.
daughters of Henry, were frequently present at those mag. ment she discovered in her daughter's mind and “ Mary having remained upwards of two years in this nificent galas and fêtes in which the King himself so much that she burst into tears of joy ; and her Scottish island, those who had, at the time, the disposal of her l'u. delighted, and which were so particularly in unison with ants were hardly less affected by the sight of their ture destiny, thought it expedient, for reasons which have the taste of the times, though nowhere conducted with so Sovereign. Henry, with his young charge, was a been already explained, that she should be removed to much elegance and grace as at the French Court. The when the Queen-dowager arrived. To testify his France. She was accordingly, in the fifth vear of her age, summer tournaments and fêtes champêtres, and the winter for her, he ordered a triumph to be prepared, shie taken to Dumbarton, where she was delivered to the festivals and masquerades, were attended by all the beauty sisted of one of those grotesque allegorical exhibit French Admiral, whose vessels were waiting to receive and chivalry of the land.' In these amuse nents, Mary, so much in vogue; and, shortly afterwards, the two her, and attended by the Lords Erskine and Livingstone, as she grew up, took a lively and innocent pleasure. The made a public entry into Paris Maryof Guise had a her three natural brothers, and the four Maries, she left woods and gardens also of Fontainbleau, afforded a delight. opportunity likewise of seeing her son by her first be Scotland.
ful variation from the artificial splendours of Paris. In the Duke de Longueville, Mary's halfbrother, “The thirteen happiest years of Mary's life were spent summer, sailing on the lakes, or fishing in the ponds; and seems to have spent his life in retirement, a in France. Towards the end of July, 1548, she sailed in winter, a construction of fortresses on the ice, a mimic scarcely notices him. It may well be conce from Dumbarton, and, after a tempestuous voyage, land- battle of snow. balls, or skating, became royal pastimes.
of snow.balls, or skating, became royal pastimes. widow of James V. returned even to the regeney ed at Brest on the 14th of August. She was there received Mary's gait and air, naturally dignified and noble, ac- | land with reluctance, since she purchased the gre by Henry II.'s orders, with all the honours due to her quired an additional charm from the attention she paid to of her ambition by a final separation from baas rank and royal destiny. She travelled, with her retinue, I dancing and riding. The favourite dance at the time was - Vol. I. p. 42-46-49-54. by easy stages, to the palace of St. Germain-en-Laye; the Spanish minuet, which Mary frequently performed Most persons of extreme susceptibility are some and to mark the respect that was paid to her, the prison with her young consort, to the admiration of the whole Mary was so, and her historian thus accounts at gates of every town she came to were thrown open, and court. In the livelier gailliarde, she was unequalled, as the prisoners set free. Shortly after her arrival, she was was confessed, even by the beautiful Anne of Este, who,
"Thus diversified by intercourse with her friend sent, along with the King's own daughters, to one of the in a pas-de-deux, acknowledged that she was eclipsed by
with her books, by study and recreation, Marisa first convents in Brance, where young ladies of distinction Mary.
passed rapidly away. It has been already se were instructed in the elementary branches of education. " The activity of her body, indeed, kept, upon all oc
whatever could have tended to corrupt the mindd “ The natural quickness of her capacity, and the early casions, full pace with that of her mind. She was parti
ners was carefully removed from the young Qus acuteness of her mind, now began to manifest themselves. cularly fond of hunting, and she and her maids of honour
soon as Mary entered upon her teens, she and be She made rapid progress in acquiring that species of were frequently seen following the stag through the an.
panions, the two young princesses, Henry's daug knowledge suited to her years, and her lively imagination cestral forests of France. Her attachment to this amuse.
I spent several hours every day in the private aparta went even the length of attaching a more than ordinary ment, which continued all her life, exposed her, on several
Catherine de Medicis, whose conversation, as well interest to the calm and secluded life of a nunnery. It occasions, to some danger. So early as the year 1559, when
of the foreign ambassadors and other persons of de was whispered, that she had already expressed a wish to hunting in France, some part of her dress was caught by
who paid their respects to her, they had thus an opp separate herself for ever from the world, and it is not im- the brugh of a tree, and she was cast off her horse when
of hearing. Conæus mentions, that Mary was probab le, that had this w
served to avail herself, with great earnestoess, silently in her bosom, Mary might ultimately have taken men in her train passed by without observing ber, and en allowed to foster itself galloping at full speed. Many of the ladies and centle
opportunities of acquiring knowledge, and a the veil, in which case ber life would bave been a blank some so near as actually to tread on her riding-dress. As
1, that the
e superior intelligence she evinced. in history. But these views were not consistent with the soon as the accident was discovered, she was raised from
| parison with Catharine's own daughters, was the time more ambitious projects entertained by Henry and her the ground; but, though the shock had been considerable,
ound: but though the shock'had been considerable of exciting that Queen's jealousy. It was, perne uncles of Lorraine. As soon as they were informed of the she had too manly a spirit to complain, and, re-adjusting
some of these conferences that Mary impercepat bent which her mind appeared to have taken, she was again her hair, which had fallen into confusion, she again
bibed, from her future mother-in-law, and be removed from the convent to tbe palace. To reconcile mounted her horse, and rode home smiling at the accident.
frequent visitor, Nostradamus, a slight parat her to parting with the vestal sisters, Henry, whose con
I tendency to superstitious belief then so prerad
“ Another, but more sedentary amusement with Mary, duct towards her was always marked by affection and deli- was the composition of devices. To excel in these re
| the most remarkable characters about Heori.com chcy, selected, from all the noble Scotch families then quired some wit and judgment. A device was the skilful
Nicholas Cretin, or Nostradamus, as he was residing in France, a certain number to coostitute her coupling of a few expressive words with any engraved
ed monly called, who combined in his own person future household. The tears which Mary shed, however, figure or picture. It was an art intimately connected with
in somewhat incongruous professions of physicians upon leaving the nunnery, proved the warmth of her young the science of heraldry, and seems to have suggested the
jhe land philosopher. He asserted, that he was not heart; and that her feelings were not of merely momentary modern seal and motto. The composition of these de
lern seal and motto. The composition of these de. I fectly acquainted with the laws of planetary duration, is evinced by the frequent visits she subsequently vices was, as it is somewhere called, only an elegant
but that, by the inspiration of divine power, paid this asylum of her childhood; and by the altar-piece species of trifling;' but it had something intellectual in it, P
ir predict events of futurity. The style of his pro which she embroidered with her own hands for the chaper which the best nome
moroidered with ner own hands for the chapel which the best informed ladies of the French court liked. was, in general, sufficiently obscure; yet sco of the convent.
non this subject, elevates it to reverence paru w rama An old author, who writes upon this subject, elevates it to reverence paid to learning in these days, (and Vaste
was a very
c her he was comme “So far from being a just cause of regret, nothing could a degree of importance rather amusing. It delights the have redounded mere to Mary's advantage than her edu- eye,' he says, it captivates the imagination; it is also
consulted even by the first statesmen in France cation and residence in France. If bigotry prevailed profitable and useful; and therefore surpasseth all other
I had far too lively a fancy to escape the infection : among the clergy, it was not countenanced at the Court, arts, and also painting, since this only represents the body
force of this early bias continued to be felt by bet for Henry cared little about religion, and his sister Mar: and exquisite features of the face, whereas a device ex
less all her life."-Vol. I p. 56, 57. garet was suspected of leaning to the Reformed opi. I poses the rare ideas and gallant sentiments of its author : As Mary was a staunch supporter of polyam nions. If Parisian manners were known to be too deeply it also excels poetry, inasmuch as it joineth profit with in practice, our readers may be pleased to make tinctured with licentiousness, the palace of Catherine pleasure, since none merit the title of devices unless they count of her first lord. must be excepted from the charge ; for even the deport- at once please by their grace, and yield profit by their doc- " The time now approached when Henry began ment of Diana herself was not more grave and decorous tribe.'
of confirming the French authority in Scotland, than hers, and, for his sister's sake, the King dared "Mary's partialities were commonly lasting, and when summating the contract of marriage which not have countenanced any of those grosser immoralities in very different circumstances, she frequently loved to existed between Francis and Mary. This in which Henry the Eighth of England so openly in return to this amusement of her childhood. Some of the ever, to be done without considerable opp dulged. The Cardinal of Lorraine, who was at the head emblems she invented betray much elegance and sensi- several quarters. The Constable Montmorcaya
is a no lerable oppositar
nont. (the brother
e of Bourbon, already trembled at the growing ipful Now for the author's description of the person of this it an interesting subject, because we conceive that no Engof the Guises, plainly foreseeing, that as soon as the celebrated beauty, which we think very pretty and very lishman ought to be insensible to the claims of Negroes, of the Duke and Cardinal of Lorraine became wife
rational, except the absurd remark that insipidity attaches or uninterested in the cause of freedom. Dauphin, and conseqaently, upon Henry's death,
The hero of the 7of France, their own influence would be at an end. necessarily to regular features.
tale is a young man of colour, educated in England with pt improbable that Montmorency aimed at marrying
“ During the whole of these solemnities, every eye was the expectation of inheriting the paternal estates; but his f his own sons to Mary. At all events, he endea. fixed on the youthful Mary; and, inspired by those feel father, in the meantime, marrying a woman of a proud, I to persuade Henry that he might find a more ad. ings which beauty seldom fails to excite, every heart
despotic temper, changes his conduct under her influence, peous alliance for Francis. The Guises, however, offered up prayers for her future welfare and happiness. BL to be thus overreached; and the King more wil. She was now at that age when feminine loveliness is per. and from a kind and tender father of his negroes, he belistened to their powerful representations in favour haps most attractive. It is not to be supposed, indeed, comes a harsh and hard master, and both Cæsar (the man match, as it had long been a favourite scheme with that, in her sixteenth year, her charms had ripened into of colour) and his sister are abandoned to their fate. The 1. It would be uncharitable to ascribe to the agency
that full-blown maturity which they afterwards attained ; latter becomes the mistress of a tyrannical planter; and of those who opposed it, an attempt which was but they were, on this account, only the more fascinating the
ing the former, returning to the island of his birth, determines some time before, by a person of the name of Stuart, Some have conjectured that Mary's beauty has been exish archer in the King's guards, to poison Mary. tolled far beyond its real merits; and it cannot be denied | on being revenged on the author of his sister's miseries being detected, was tried, condemned, and execu. that many vague and erroneous notions exist regarding it. and disgrace, and for this purpose excites the negroes to at made no confession which could lead to any dis.
But that her countenance possessed, in a pre-eminent de- run away to the bush. This he does twice : the first time, of his motives. It is most likely that he had em.
gree, the something which constitutes beauty, is sufficiently the place of retreat is discovered, and, by the remon. the Reformed religion, and was actuated by a fana attested by the unanimous declaration of all contemporary
strances and kind persuasions of a Moravian missionary writers. It is only, however, by carefully gathering together esire to save his country from the dominion of a
Sir William Beli ic princess. hints scattered here and there, that any accurate idea can
on the ancis, the young Dauphin, who was much about
be formed of the lineaments of a countenance which has island, and lately a fellow-traveller to the West Indies own age, was far inferior to her, both in personal
so long ceased to exist, unless in the fancy of the enthu. with Cæsar,) they are persuaded to return : the second ince and mental endowments. He was of a very
siast. Generally speaking, Mary's features were more time the military are called out, the negroes are forced to constitution, and the energies of his mind seem
Grecian than Roman, though without the insipidity that been repressed by the feebleness of his body. But
return, and he is taken prisoner. Before this occurrence, would have attached to them, had they been exactly regu. sle to haast of any distinguished virtuee he wae lar. Her nose exceeded, a little, the Grecian proportion nowever, a sale takes place on the estate of a planter who aded by the practice of any vice. He was amiable,
ble in length. Her hair was very nearly of the same colour as has encouraged a Moravian missionary, and instructed affectionate, and shy. He was aware of his want
James Vi's-dark yellow, or auburn, and, like his, clus. his slaves. This scene of woe is truly affecting, as is also ieal strength, and feared lest the more robust should terec
tered in luxuriant ringlets. Her eyes which some writers, the meeting of Cæsar and his father, when both of them it a subject of ridicule. He appears to have loved misled by the thousand blundering portraits of her scatrith the tenderest affection, being probably anxious tered everywhere, conceive to have been gray, or blue, or
relent, and pardon each other. e to her, by every mark of devotion, for the sacrifice
hazel -- were of a chesnut colour,-darker, yet matching! If there are any persons unacquainted with the true have seen she was making in surrendering herself wel
herself well with her auburn hair. Her brow was high, open, condition of the negroes, prejudiced by the sophistries of in all the lustre of her charms. Yet there is good and prominent. Her lips were full and expressi
and prominent. Her lips were full and expressive, as the the opponents of emancipation, or indifferent to the claims to believe that Mary really loved Francis. They lips of the Stuarts generally were; and she had a small of the stas
of the slave population of our West India Islands, we en playmates from infany; they had prosecuted
dimple in her chin. Her complexion was clear, and very
fair, without a great deal of colour in her cheeks. Her studies together; and though Francis cared little
We would recommend them to peruse the System. Even if pleasures of society, and rather shunned than en
mother was a woman of large stature, and Mary was also the information it gives were less important than it really d those who wished to pay their court to him,
above the common size. Her person was finely propor. is; if its arguments, in opposition to slavery, were less was aware that, for this very reason, he was only
| tioned, and her carriage exceedingly graceful and digni. conclusive than they are the tale is so well written, and te sincere in his passion for her. It was not in fied." vol. 1. p. 64-65.
so exceedingly affecting, that it cannot fail to repay the Dature to be indifferent to those who evinced affec.
trifling cost of the volume, and to compensate for the her; and if her fondness for Francis were mingled y, it has long been asserted that pity is akin to
time occupied in its perusal. We should be glad to give Literature, Criticism, &c.
an extract, but to do so would be an act of injustice to be 24th of April, 1558, the nuptials took place.
the work, which must be read entire in order that its
ORIGINAL REVIEW BY A CORRESPONDENT. he marriage was solemnized in the church of Notre
merits may be appreciated. Feeling, as we do, the grea the ceremony being performed by the Cardinal of
importance of this subject, we cannot but rejoice that the 0, Archbishop of Rouen. Upon this occasion, the The Susteme an
The System ; a Tale of the West Indies. By Charlotte cause of emancipation has found an advocate in Chai. les were graced by the presence of all the most illus. personages of the court of France; and when Fran
Elizabeth. 12mo. pp. 238. F. Westley and A. H. LOTTE ELIZABETH. One more competent to expose ting a ring from his finger, presented it to the Arch Davies, Paternoster-row, London. 58
the negroes' cause could not, we believe, have been found; who, pronouncing the benediction, placed it on the
and we feel confident that the volume before us, if gene. Queen's finger, the vaulted roof of the cathedral
rally perused, will very greatly increase the number of its ith congratulations, and the multitude without rent “Knowledge," it has been frequently and justly as- Loriends. with joyful shouts.". The spectacle was altogether serted, " is power." The ability, therefore, to com the most imposing which, even in that age of spec
municate knowledge, must be a talent of no mean value, a had been seen in Paris. The procession, upon leav.
church, proceeded to the palace of the Archbishop. I trust of no ordinary importance. When this power is a magnificent collation was prepared,-largess, as neglected, or abused, either a negative evil or a positive d along, being proclaimed among the people, in mischief must be the result; but when, on the contrary, Days. porn. Even. Height. Festivals, &c. ne of the King and Queen of Scots. In the after. | it is rightly employed, it must prove a source of incal
h. m.'h. m. ft. in. the royal party returned to the palace of the Tour. -Catherine de Medicis and Mary sitting together culable advantage to mankind. Unbappily there are too | Tuesday... 6 3 34 4 7 15 0 John Evan. ante Port L
5 21 14 1 same palanquin, and a cardinal walking on each many cases in which this talent has been perverted, or Thursday 8 6 2 6 44 14 i Henry and Francis followed on horseback, with a misemployed. There have been, and there still are,
Friday .... 91 7 57 14 41
Saturday..10 8 27 5 57 14 11 ne of princes and princesses in their train. The many public writers who have wasted their time on com- Sunday....11 9 22 9 47 16 0 6ch Sunday after Eastor. ler of these nuptials is unable to conceal his rapture, il paratively unimportant subjects, or who have prostituted mo
Monday ..1910 910 30 16 9 be describes the manner in which the palace had
turco Tuesday ..13110 51 u 12 17 5 New Moon. repared for their reception. Its whole appearance. / their ability by exerting it in communicating the know. us, was " light and beautiful as Elysium." Dur-edge of evil, or in advocating the cause of injustice and per, which was served upon a marble table, in the irreligion. The writer, on whose work we are about to
METEOROLOGICAL DIARY. jall, the King's band of one hundred gentlemen' comment is
comment, is not, however, of this class. She has devoted forth delicious strains of music. The members of her attention to those subjects which are the most worthy
[From the Liverpool Courier.] bent attended in their robes; and the princes of the
Barometer | Extremel Ibermu- Extreme State of erformed the duty of servitors, the Duke of Guise of her pen ; and, by her productions, she has done mucb |
during | meter 8 heateur fthe Wine as master of the ceremonies. The banquet being in promoting the objects of humanity and religion. Her
Night. moruing rug Day. at noon. noon. led, a series of the most magnificent masks and attention has, at length, been directed to the subject of eries, prepared for the occasion, was introduced. | Negro Slavery ; and, in the volume before us, she has de
Fair. pageant, twelve artificial horses, of admirable me. picted it in its true colours. The sophistries by which this
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W. beirs of noble houses, attracted deserved attention. system have been defended, are, in “ The Tale of the West
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23d, Five, p.m. heavy rain. | In the attractive form of a tale, very affectingly told, placed in the vacant chair, the lady of his love.
24th, Stormy during night, with heavy rain : seven,p.m. adid tournament concluded these rejoicings." vol. i. the authoress has presented to the publie some very im- thunder storm.
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portant information on this interesting subject. We call 28th, Heavy rain during night; nire, ajo. beavy rain
“ Olivia, dear," he cried,
“ List to the booming surge;
Yon splashing is my dirge;
But now the Turkish fleet's destroyed, and conquerors
Chorus-Seamen all join with me, and abolish slave
Amarantha, sweet and fair,
" Banish that look of care,
I shame to see its gloom,
A heru finds his tomb;
The bleak winds be his passing bell."
His sun-burnt features now
Assume a deeper glow, Weave garlands of the primrose, and the tender violet blue,
The damp of death is on bis brow, Polyanthus, and the hawthorn blossom gay;
And quails the heart below; Weave garlands of the king-cup bright, all glistening with dew,
Hark! that last, that stifled groan-
Death has claimed him for his own.
G. H. W.
ADDRESSED TO AY UNPORTUNATE AUTHOR, WHOSE WORKS WERE
PATRONISED ONLY BY THE TRUNK-MAKERS AND PASTRY-COOKS. Weave garlands of each taken dower, and join the festive
The critics who say that throughout your whole book throng. The revelry, and sportire train assembled round her
Not a single good thing e'er appeared-are quite wrong. shrine;
I yesterday called on a pastry-cook, And with many a rural rite, and in far-resounding song,
And in one of your leaves saw a charming neat's tongue.
1815. Go, celebrate her mysteries divine:
And tell of roseate bowers,
WRITTEN ON BOARD THB ALBION, BY ALEXANDER BRADLEY,
AN ORDINARY SEAMAN.
And listen to my story, while the truth I do unfold; Weave garlands, brightest garlands, for the merry morn of Concerning an engagement, that lately there has been, May.
Where the British and their Allies beat the Turks in Navarin. And go raingle where her votarles are found;
On the 20th of October, off Navarin we lay, The Joyous peasant group. In their holiday array,
And in the afternoon, my boys, we sailed into the bay: The morrice lightly dancing blythe, the lofty column Where the Russian, French, and English fleet, in good order round:
there was seen, .
To commence the glorious action in the bay of Navarin.
The British squadron first went in, Codrington led the van,
While every British heart of oak beside his gun did stand;
They let us pass their batteries, nor offered to let fly,
Until the British squadron their fortress had passed by.
Then thinking our small squadron would be an easy prey, towers.
The Turkish and Egyptian fleets began to blaze away; Liverpool
G. But we gave to them three cheers, and returned the compli.
And then, like British hearts of oak, unto our work we went.
The shot then from their batteries on our allies they poured
But soon their lofty battlements they levelled with the ground,
The batteries being silenced, they made no more delay,
But crowded on a press of sail, and joined us in the fray.
Near four hours and a half this blondy battle raged, .
While the brave and gallant Albion five Turkish ships engaged;
But the Albion's crew, young men of war, such courage did
That the Turks fell in confusion-at their quarters could not
The Asia and Genoa with such gallant tars were manned, Await him after life is spent.
That the fury of their fire the Turks could not withstand.
And such a well-directed fire all the allied fleet maintained,
That soon a glorious victory o'er superior force we gained.
And though many a gallant seaman all on our decks did lie,
Yet where one Christian hero fell a hundred Turks did die.
or one and sixty men of war, we left them but sixteen, Kneels drooping in the warrior's sight.
The rest we either burnt or sunk in the Bay of Navarin.
Why should you swear I am forsworn!
Since thine I vow'd to be;
And 'twas last night I swore to thee
That fond impossibility.
A tedious twelve hours' space?
And rob thee of a new embrace,
Could I still dote upon thy face.
By others may be found;
Like skilful mineralists that sound
For treasure in unplow'd-up ground
Thou prov'st the pleasant she;
I laden will return to thee,
Oh, could you view the melody
of every grace,
And music of her face,
You'd drop a tear;
Than now you hear.
A THUNDER STORM.
'Twas the day, by Miss Tongs, for her wedding selected,
And of course many persons of rank were expected the Third Edition of Montgomery's Omnipresence of the To be at the nuptials, and sit at the board,
Though stiff and tight-lac d, like the beaux of the day.
• A truth so strange 'twere bold to think it true.” For a long time it seem'd that Miss Tong's would decide tise in your wrath, and revel on the deep; lightnings ! that are the mystic gleams of God, That Shovel should carry her home as his bride;
The proposition “ that man is born to be free," is sug But, somehow, Beau Poker had made such a stir that glanc'd when on the sacred mount he trod;
gested by nature, sanctioned by reason, and confirmed by In her bosom, that she could no longer defer nd ye, ye thunders! that begird His form,
religion. Nature lifts up her voice on this subject ; reaThe transports he spoke of -- besides, it was known ealing your loud hosannah's o'er the storm!
son hears and approves her exclamation ; and religion, At the parties about the west end of the town, round me rally in your mingled might,
while it justifies her assertions, re-echoes the harmonious That Shovel had paid his addresses to Brush, nd strike my being with a dread delight;
sounds. In the garden of Eden appeared man, the glory ablimely musing, let me pause and see, Then left her forlorn, to sigh, languish, and blush.
of the creation, the lord of all created beings, and the At first, at his falsehood she kick'd up a dust, hd pour my awe-struck soul, O God! to Thee.
image of his great Creator. Here uo hand was stretched But, rememb'ring the adage of “ What must be, must," A thunder-storm the eloquence of heaven,
forth to bind him, nor any voice but that of the Sovereign She married to Nail, who liv'd up in a corner, Then every cloud is from its slumber riven,
of the universe was heard to command or control him. And supported her well, though others might scorn her. ho hath not paused beneath its hollow groan,
When 0:nnipotence breathed into man the breath of life, Tongs mention'd these matters to Shovel one morn, ad felt Omnipotence around him thrown?
the Almighty sent him forth as a free agent; amenable to Who threaten'd to sift the affair, quite in scorn, ith wbat a gloom the ush'ring scene appears!
no law but that of God, subject to no authority but that of His honour was wounded—but which he forgothe leaves all fluttering with instinctive fears,
his Maker. Through the fertile garden of Eden he walked So she smil'd on another, as, pray, who would not? he waters curling with a fellow dread,
in manly pride, constituted by Him who made the world Now in flock'd the guests, Tables, Fenders, and Chairs, breezeless fervour round creation spread,
the lord of animate and inanimate creation. If we look to While the sweet Master Forks with Miss Knives came in pairs, id, last, the heavy rain's reluctant shower,
man in his wild, uncultivated state, (a condition in which As bride's-men and maidens, to be so delighted; Ith big drops patt'ring on the tree and bower.
nature may be expected to speak in her own language) we And when the fair Tongs to her spouse was united, hile wizard shape the bowing sky deform,
shall find that freedom is inscribed on every countenance, Came Pompey the Pug, and his cousin the Cat, I mark the coming of the thunder-storm!
and in every heart; and that liberty is the great principle And Jocko the Ape, in a fine gold-lac'd hat, Oh! now to be alone, on some grand height,
(if we may so speak) of every action. Among the slaves Who, while Mrs. Puss at the breakfast was sitting, here heaven's black curtains shadow all the sight,
of the West Indies we hear the voice of nature speaking Offer'd tea, toast, and cake, with politeness befitting, d watch the swollen clouds their bosom clash,
in loud and penetrating accents. Why does the eye of the When Puss, eying Pompey with looks kind, though sharp, hile fleet and far the living lightnings flash,
negro glisten at the sound of freedom? Why is : he Volunteer'd very kindly to play on the harp. mark the cavern of the sky disclose
anxious in his inquiries respecting liberty ? And why All seem'd quite delighted with Puss's behaviour, le furnace-flames that in their wombs repose,
does he exult in the fancied approach of her lovely form ? So she pull'd off her gloves, which were white, like her favour. id see the fiery arrows fall and rise,
Why does the slave evince a reluctance to work, while the dizzy chase along the rattling skies,
free labourers of this country proceed cheerfully to their wstirs the spirit while the echoes roll,
How sweetly Puss warbled ! how sweetly she play'd ! employ? And whence the apprehensions of the planters as God, in thunder, rocks from pole to pole! Such science before was scarce ever displayed.
to the consequences of emancipa:ion? Are not these all witNext Miss Polly Parrot exerted her pipe,
nesses in the cause of truth, and expressions from the lips And sang with much feeling the air “Cherry Ripe:"
of nature, in favour of liberty ? The colonists confirm TO SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART. Fender saw with regret Shovel still in the room,
these testimonies when they declare their fears of a rising For she dying to sing was, "A broom, buy a broom."
of the slaves; every negro speaks in favour of our argu(From Pringle's Ephemrides.) When up rose the Bride, with a courtesy to all,
ment when he runs away to the bush ; and hence the ne And declar'd, if they lik'd, she would open a ball.
cessity for a military establishment in our West India pos. um deserts wild and many a pathless wood Each thank'd her with joy-so, without more ado,
sessions. savage climes where I have wandered long, With Poker a fine minuet she went through.
Nor is reason silent on this important subject. She rebose hills and streams are yet ungraced by song ring, illustrious bard, this garland rude. The Knives, who in cutting e'én Vestris excell'd,
minds us that He who made man is his supreme Governor, e offering, though uneouth, in kindly mood To waltz with the tiny Miss Forks were prevail'd,
and that, unless deputed by this great Being, no other ou wilt regard, if haply there should be, While Jocko and Poll, not deficient in skill,
person has a right to compel him to be his slave. The bog meaner things the flower simplicity,
Join'd the Tables and Chairs in the last new quadrille: Governor of the Universe has allowed and authorized men esh from young nature's virgin solitude, pept this frail memorial, honour'd Scott, Till somewhat alarmed at the riot and clatter,
to establish civil governments, and to enforce penalties on favour'd intercourse in former dayJohn Footman stepp'd up to inquire the matter.
those who offend against their just enactments; but he words of kindness I have ne'er forgot Such wonderful pastimes at first made him start
has nowhere given to one man the power to subject another sets of friendship I can ne'er repay; But he made his best bow, and flew off like a dart.
entirely to his authority; and therefore reason declares that "I have found (and wherefore say it not ?)
When the Housekeeper heard what was doing up stairs, e minstrel's heart as noble as his lay.
the slave-holder assumes this right, and takes upon himself That the Tables were dancing the hays with the Chairs, to exercise the undelegated prerogative of the Deity. While She took forth preserves from each closet and shelf,
nature declares men to have been born on an equality with supplemental sheet affords us the opportunity of
" Nicely serv'd up in china, in glass, and in delf: g the following article, which has been repeatedly
respect to liberty, reason asserts that an individual has a To the Knives and the Forks she sent each a stew'd pear, right to usurp unlimited authority.over another. The sus
To the Tables some jam-to the Chairs, some stuff'd Hare pension of liberty has, from time immemorial, been the BIMS AND ODDITIES FOR THE YOUNG, To the Parrot, dried cherries—to Puss some fried fish punishment allotted to certain violations of the laws of With Humorous Illustrations by H. Heath. To Jocko some rod, and some nuts in a dish.
society, of nations, or of religion. This is a presumption To the Bride and the Bridegroom, distinction to make, in favour of the value of liberty, and, as there is no higher' is an innocent and an entertaining performance. Just hot from the bars, a fine Birmingham cake.
punishment, except the loss of life, it is inferred that its tors in the verse stories are chiefly animale parlanti, In short, such profusion of ices and wines,
value is next to that of existence. Not only has the susir conversations are calculated to give great delight outhful mind. The metrical part of the task might " With apples and apricots, nect'rines and pines,
pension of liberty been the punishment of crime; it has en executed with more care, and well-taught chil. Appear'd in succession, the guests wanted words
been the compensation for debt. Thus it was amongst the II find out the author's defective ear in rhyming. To express their delight at the Housekeeper's hoards. Jews; and in consequence of the existence of a law of that reless, the writer is an ingenious man, and deserves So they gaily regal'd till the Sun had long set,
people, which enacted that a man should render six years all that part of the human race which lies between And then seemed as though they that instant had met, out of seven of personal service to his creditor, (that ser. is of seven and eleven. By way of specimen, we tiu Pat Watchman went by and gave each a sad shock, ive the Wedding of Poker and Tongs; where the
vice to last no longer than forty-nine years,) in case he had nts of the fire-side, and not animals, are the dra. In bawling out lustily “Past twelve o'clock !"
no other means of liquidating his debt, it has been asserted ersonæ, The plates are humorous, and add to the Many caught up their hats-though there still remain'd that slavery was countenanced and commanded by God.
and encouraged amongst His people. We may go further WEDDING OF POKER AND TONGS.
Whose legs were so stirt that they could not walk home : than this, and say, thus it is in our own country at this ! such sweeping, such dusting, such scrubbing. .
Een the Bridegroom and Bride wanted strength to retire, day. Now, as the negroes have committed no criminal act nging of bells, too-such cleaning and rubbing? And fell fast asleep on each side of the fire!
to merit the utter suspension of liberty, nor have incurred