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the Duchess, who has, however, left the place. On Some sneered at the poverty of the Highlanders, who set ( guard, struck him with the weapon (his own gift) on the y, the Prince again encounters Louise, the glee affected resentiment, that they should esteem the blood of chest, and
calling aloud, at the same time, “You taught s, and carries her along with him. She is called citizens so lightly. None showed the slightest intention me the stab! But Henry Wynd wore his own good bau. o'exercise her talent; and we are told,“ the maiden to undertake the task proposed, until the sound of the berk, doubly defended with a lining of tempered steel, melancholy dirge in Norman French ; the words, proclamation reached Henry of the Wynd, as he stood Had he been less surely armed his combats had been ended ch the following is an imitation, were united to a without the barrier, speaking from time to time with for ever: even as it was he was slightly wounded. •Fool! doleful as they are in themselves :
Bailie Craigdalle, or rather listening vaguely to what the he replied, striking Norman a blow with the pommel of
magistrate was saying to him.-. Ha! what proclaim his long sword, which made him stagger backwards, you Yes, thou may'st sigh,
they ? he cried out.- A liberal offer on the part of were taught the thrust but not the parry ;' and, fetching a And look once more at all around,
MacGillie Chattanach,' said the Host of the Griffin, blow at his antagonist, which cleft his skull through the At stream and bank, and sky and ground:
who proposes a gold crown to any one who will turn steel cap, he strode over the lifeless body to engage the young Thy life its final course has found,
wild cat for the day, and be killed a little in his service. chief, who now stood open before him. But the sonorous And thou must die.
That's all.'— How?' exclaimed the Smith, eagerly; do voice of Torquil thundered out, 'Far eil air son Eachin!' Yes, lay thee down,
they make proclamation for a man to fight against the (another for Hector!) and the two brethren who flanked And while thy struggling pulses flutter,
Clan Qubele ?'--'Ay, marry do they,' said Griffin ; but their chiet upon each side thrust forward upon Henry, Bid the gray monk his soul-mass mutter,
I think they will find no such fools in Perth.' Ke bad and, striking both at once, compelled him to keep the And the deep bell its death-tone utter
hardly said the word, when he beheld the Smith clear the defensive. "Forward, race of the tiger-cat! cried MacThy life is gone.
barriers at a single bound, and alight in the lists, saying, Gillie Chattanach ; save the brave Saxon! let these kites
Here am I, Sir Herald, Henry of the Wynd, willing to feel your talons ! Already much wounded, the chief Be not afraid:
do battle with the Clan Quhele. A cry of admiration ran dragged himself up to the Smith's assistance, and cut down 'Tis but a pang, and then a thrill,
through the multitude, while the grave burghers, not being one of the Leichtach, by whom he was assailed. Henry's A fever-fit, and then a chill;
able to conceive the slightest reason for Henry's behaviour, own good sword rid him of the other. “Reist air son And then an end of human ill,
concluded that his head must be absolutely turned with Eachin!' (Again for Hector !) shouted the faithful fosterFor thou art dead."*
the love of fighting. The Provost was especially shocked. father. Bas air son Eachin!' (Death for Hector !) analkland, the deceived Prince enters into some dis. • Thou art mad," he said, · Henry! Thou hast neither swered two inore of his devoted sons, and opposed them
two-handed sword nor shirt of mail.'—"Truly, no,' said selves to the fury of the Smith and those who had come rolics, which heighten the horror of his approach- Henry, for I parted with a mail-shirt, which I had made to his aid ; while Eachin, moving towards the left wing of ustrophe. Repelled by the virtuous Catharine, the for myself, to yonder gay chief of the Clan Quhele, who the battle, sought less formidable adversaries, and again, Rothsay is immured in a dungeon, and starved will soon find on his shoulders with what sort of blows ! by some show of valour, revived the sinking hopes of his to death: he is, however, momentarily succoured clink my rivets! As for two-handed sword, why this followers. The two children of the Oak, who had covered women, but finally despatched by the assassins. boy's brand will serve my çurn till I can master a heavier this movement, shared the fate of their brethren ; for the
one.'_. This must not be,' said Errol. • Hark thee, ar-cry of the Clan Chattan chief had drawn to that part of lee-maiden escapes, and informs Douglas, who mourer, by Saint Mary, thou shalt have my Milan hau: the field some of his bravest warriors. The sons of Tor3, takes Falkland, and hangs those bloodhounds, berk and good Spanish sword.' 'I thank your noble quil did not fall unavenged, but left dreadful marks of their ay, Dwining, and Bonthron. The interest of the Earlship, Sir Gilbert Hay; but the yoke with which your swords on the persons of the dead and living. But the ne, which, as we have stated, grows throughout this brave ancestor turned the battle at Loncarty, would serve cessity of keeping their most distinguished soldiers around ume, still continues to increase as it verges to its my turn, well enough. I am little used to sword or har- the person
of their chief, told to disadvantage
on the general rith the dreadful contest at the Inch. Of this we well know what blows the one will bear out without being who remained fighting, that it was easy to see that the
ness that I have not wrought myself, because I do not event of the combat ; and so few were now the number uote a few passages.
cracked, or the other lay on without snapping'
. The cry Clan Chattan had fifteen of their number left, though je mountain minstrelsy, which sounded the appro- had in the meanwhile run through the multitude, and most of them wounded; and that of the Clan Quhele only pibrochs, or battle-tunes, of the rival confederacies, passed into the town, that the dauntless Smith was about about ten remained, of whom there were four of the chief's lent when they entered on the Inch, for such was
io fight without armour, when, just as the fated hour was body-guard, including Torquil himself. They fought er which had been given. Two stately, but aged approaching, the shrill voice of a female was heard scream and struggled on, however; and, as their strength decayed, 18, each bearing the banner of his tribe, advanced ing for passage through the crowd. The multitude gave their fury seemed to increase. Henry Wynd, now wounded ipposite extremities of the lists, and pitching their place to her importunity, and she advanced, breathless in many places, was still bent on breaking through, or ds into the earth, prepared to be spectators of a with haste, under the burden of a mail
hauberk and a exterminating the band of bold hearts who continued to a which they were not to join. The pipers, who large two-handed sword. The widow of Oliver Proudfute fight around the object of his animosity. But still the Iso to be neutral in the strife, took their places by was soon recognised, and the arms which she bore were father's shout of. Another for Hector !' was cheerfully an:spective brattachs. The multitude received both those of the Smith himself, which, occupied by her hus- swered by the fatal countersign, Death for lector!' and with the same general shout with which, on simi- | band on the fatal evening when he was murdered, had though the Clan Quhele were now outnumbered, the asions, they welcome those from whose exertion been naturally conveyed to his house with the dead body, combat seemed still dubious. It was bodily lassitude alone ipect amusement, or what they term sport. The and were now, by the exertions of his grateful widow, that again compelled them to another pause. The Clan
combatants returned no answer to this greet- brought to the lists at a moment when such proved wea. Chattan were then observed to be twelve in number, but it each party advanced to the opposite extremities pons were of the last consequence to their owner. Henry two or three were scarcely able to stand without leaning on lists, where were entrances by which they were to joyfully received the well. known arms, and the widow, their swords. Five were left of the Clan Quhele ; Torquil itted to the interior.”
with trembling haste, assisted in putting them on, and and his youngest son were of the number, both slightly thirtieth man of the Clan Chattan does not appear; champion, and ill luck to all who come before him!” then took leave of him, saying, God for the orphans' wounded. Eachin alone had, from the vigilance used to
intercept all blows levelled against his person, escaped 1, on the other side, having managed bis absence, hope that he may get his chief, as also the youngest Clan Chattan had lost rather fewer of their men than their exhaustion, into sullen desperation. They walked, stage
After the first terrible onslaught, "it seemed as if the without injury. The rage of both parties had sunk, through ant, left out of the sanguinary struggle; but it is antagonists; but, in compensation, the bloody plaids and gering, as if in their sleep, through the carcases of the ise decreed : the heralds proclaim, that if any one shirts of their party (for several on both sides had thrown slain, and gazed on them as if again to animate their te his share with the Clan Chattan of the honours and their mantles away) showed more wounded men than the hatred towards their surviving enemies, by viewing the s of this day, he shall have present payment of a Clan Quhole. About twenty of both sides lay on the field, friends they had lost. The multitude soon after beheld own, and liberty to fight to the death in the ranks, dead or dying; and arms and legs lopped off
, heads cleft the survivors of the desperate conflict drawing together to are something chary of your treasure, chief,' said to the chine, Slashes deep through the shoulder into the renew the exterminating feud on the banks of the river, rl Marshal; a gold crown is poor payment
for breast, showed, at once, the fury of the combat, the ghastly as the spot least slippery with blood, and less encumbered campaign as is before you.? - If there be any man character of the weapons used, and the fatal strength of with the bodies of the slain.” to fight for honour,' replied MacGillie Chattanach, the arms which wielded them. The chief of the Clan ice will be enough ; and I want not, the service of Chattan had behaved himself with the most determined pipers of both sides join the battle, and are slain by each
In the third and last affray, the standard-bearers and de their progress, moving half way round the lists, fought with spirit, surrounded by his body-guard. His other. 3, from time to time, to make proclamation as they sword was bloody: his bearing bold and warlike ; and he “ Meanwhile, young Torniot, devoted, like his brethren, part
of any one to accept of the proffered enlistment. him with praises and with blessings.” en directed, without the least apparent disposition smiled when old Torquil, folding him in his arms, loaded by his father Torquil
to the protection of his chief, had
been mortally wounded by the unsparing sword of the ther of her songs, in honour of the brave Smith, who the first.
The second encounter is yet more fatal and decisive than Smith. The other two remaining of the Clan Quhele had ed her from persecution, was, we are informed, long but the two parties approached each other
more slowly wounded Tormot, forced to retreat before eight or ten of
“The wild pibroch again sounded the onset ; also fallen; and Torquil, with his foster-son, and the rite in Scotland, under the title of “Bold and True." « Oh, Bold and True,
than at first, as men who knew and respected each other's the Clan Chattan, made a stand on the bank of the river, In bonnet blue,
valour. Henry Wynd, in his impatience to begin the con- while their enemies were making such exertions as their That fear or falsehood never knew ;
test, advanced before the Clan Chattan, and signed to wounds would permit to come up with them. Torquil Whose heart was loyal to his word, Whose hand was faithful to his sword
Eachin to come on. Norman, however, sprang forward had just reached the spot where he had resolved to make Seek Europe wide, from sea to sea,
to cover his foster-brother, and there was a general, though the stand, when the youth Tormot dropped and expired. But bonny Blue-cap still for me!
momentary, pause, as if both parties were willing to ob. His death drew from his father the first and only sigh which I've seen Almain's proud champions prance
tain an omen of the fate of the day, from the event of this he had breathed throughout the eventful day. . My son Have seen the gallant knights of France,
duel. The Highlander advanced, with his large sword up- Tormot !' he said, 'my youngest and dearest! But if I Unrivall'd with the sword and lance
lifted, as in act to strike; but, just as he came within save Hector, I save all.' 'Now, my darling Dault, I have Have seen the sons of England true, Wield the brown bill and bend the yew.
sword's length, he dropt the long and cumbrous weapon, done for thee all that man may, excepting the last. Let Search France the fair, and England free,
leapt lightly over the Smith's sword as he fetched a cut at me undo the clasps of that ill-omened armour, and do But bonny Blue-cap still for me!"
him, drew his dagger, and, being thus within Henry's 'thou put on that of Tormot; it is light, and will fit thee
well. While thou doest so I will rush on these crippled copying the only remaining poetry, of which she is made The Beauties of Chess. men, and make what play with them I can. I trust I shall the pleasing instrument. have but little to do, for they are following each other like disabled steers.
.“ Ludimus effigiem belli."-VIDA. At least, darling of my soul, if I am
THE LAY OF POOR LOUISE. unable to save thee, I can show thee how a man should
" Ah, poor Louise ! The live-long day die.? While Torquil thus spoke, he unloosed the clasps
She roams from cot to castle gay;
SOLUTION TO STUDY CLXXXII. of the young chief's hauberk, in the simple belief that he
And still her voice and viol say, could thus break the meshes which fear and necromancy Ah, maids, beware the woodland way
1 Pawn ..............B-7 1 Castle ...... had twined about his heart. • My father, my father, my
Think on Louise.
2 Pawn ............B-8 2 King........ more than parent !' said the unhappy Eachin— Stay with
becomes a Knight and X
“Ah, poor Louise! The sun was high, me! with you by my side I feel I can fight to the last.'
3 Pawn............A-8 3 King ......B
It smirch'd her cheek, it dimm'd her eye; • It is impossible,' said Torquil. I will stop them com
becomes a Knight and X
The woodland walk was cool and nigh, ing up, while you put on the hauberk. God eternally bless
4 Knight ........ B–6 and draws the game.
Where birds with chiming streamlets vie thee, beloved of my soul!' And then, brandishing his
To cheer Louise. sword, Torquil of the Oak rushed forward with the same fatal war-cry which had so often sounded over that bloody
"Ah, poor Louise ! The savage bear
SITUATION FOR STUDY CLXXXIII. field, Bas air son Eachin !—The words rung three times in Made ne'er that lovely grove his lair;
White to move and win. a voice of thunder, and each time that he cried his war.shout
The wolves molest not paths so fairhe struck down oneof the Clan Cbattan, as he met them suc
But better far had such been there cessively straggling towards him.- Brave battle, hawk
For poor Louise.
Black. well down, falcon!' exclaimed the multitude, as they
“Ah, poor Louise! In woody wold witnessed exertions which seemed, even at his last hour,
She met a huntsman fair and bold;
V 85 α 3 4 5 Η to threaten a change of the fortunes of the day. Suddenly
His baldrick was of silk and gold, these cries were hushed into silence, and succeeded by a
And many a witching tale he told clashing of swords so dreadful, as if the whole conflict had
To poor Louise. recommenced in the person of Henry Wynd and Torquil " Ah, poor Louise ! Small cause to pine of the Oak. They cut, foiled, hewed, and thrust, as if
Hadst thou for treasures of the mine; they had drawn their blades for the first time that day;
For peace of mind, that gift divine,
6 and their inveteracy was mutual, for Torquil recognised And spotless innocence, were thine, the foul wizard, who, as he supposed, had cast a spell over
Ah, poor Louise ! his child; and Henry saw before him the giant, who, during the whole conflict, had interrupted the purpose for
" Ah, poor Louise! Thy treasure's reft, which alone he had joined the combatants. They fought
I know not if by force or theft, with an equality which, perhaps, would not have existed,
Or part by violence, part by gift; had not Henry, more wounded than his antagonist, been
But misery is all that's left somewhat deprived of his usual agility.
To poor Louise.
O mated by an emotion of shame and despair, and hurried
Or tire the gay with warning stave, forward to support his foster-father in the terrible struggle, For heaven has grace, and earth a grave, ere some other of the Clan Chattan should come up.
For poor Louise."
A B C D E F G H to take his share in the death-fight, his foster-father fell, cleft from the collar-bone well nigh to the heart , and mur: fute, for the sake of taking in all the poems with which
WHITE muring with his last breath, Bas air son Eachin! The the author has embellished his work. unfortunate youth saw the fall of his last friend, and at “Viewless Essence, thin and bare, the same moment beheld the deadly enemy, who had
Well nigh melted into air,
Provincial Bank-notes found.-In another color haunted him through the whole field, standing within
Still with fondness hovering near
be found an advertisement respecting some lost sword's point of him, and brandishing the huge weapon
The earthly form thou once didst wear;
notes, which are now lying at our office for identia which had hewed its way to his life through so many ob
“Pause upon thy pinion's flight,
by the owner. stacles. Perhaps this was enough to bring his constitu
Be thy course to left or right
Why does a carter seem fonder of grief than any tional timidity to its highest point; or perhaps he recol. Be thou doom'd to soar or sink,
man in England ? He is always crying, "Coma lected, at the same moment, that he was without defensive
Pause upon the awful brink. armour, and that a line of enemies, balting indeed and
Why did a fat fellow, dreadfully squeezed in goin crippled, but eager for revenge and blood, were closely
“ To avenge the deed expelling
the Opera, become very complimentary to the ladies! approaching. It is enough to say, that his heart sickened,
Thee untimely from thy dwelling, his eyes darkened, his ears tingled, his brains turned giddy
Mystic force thou shalt retain
pressure made him flatter. - all other considerations were lost in his apprehension of
O'er the blood and o'er the brain.
What is the slight difference between a warrior
infant? The one is in and the other under arms. instant death; and drawing one ineffectual blow at the "When the form thou shalt espy Smith, he avoided that which was aimed at him in return,
What are the best shoes for wet weather ? Pump
That darken'd on thy closing eyeby bounding backward ; and ere the former could recover
When the footstep thou shalt hear
Half Mourning.--A little girl hearing her mother his weapon, Eachin had plunged into the stream. A roar That thrill'd upon thy dying ear,
that she was going into half mourning, inquired if a of contumely pursued him as he swam across the river."
their relations were half dead.
“Then strange sympathies shall wake, Having devoted so much of our space to this splendid The flesh shall thrill, the nerves shall quake;
A quarry of Oil Stones has been discovered and stirring narration, in a line in which the Author of
The wounds renew their clotter'd flood,
county, Ohio, which are said to be superior to the fire And every drop cry,—Blood for blood !"
Turkey oil stones, for sharpening razors, &c.Waverley surpasses all other men, mingling the glow of
Journal. the valiant warrior with the diction of the inspired min
A Grave Pun.-In the new cemetery construct strel, we are sorry that we cannot extract, as we purposed,
hind St. James's Mount, there are several cells, the pathetic traits of the character of King Robert. They
excavated, to be completed by the purchaser. Days.
Morn. Even. Height: Festivals, &c. will be seen particularly in vol. 1, pp. 227-8, 234-5,
inquired the other day what these cells were intende 354-5, 268 ; but are, indeed, exquisite throughout, and Tuesday - 27 -9 40 10
an inveterate punster replied, " That every man
115 4 Whit-Tuesday. Ven. Bede. lie by his sel after death." most touchingly concluded by his exclamation when he Wednesday28 10 21 10 42 16 9 Oxford Term begins. learns the fate of his erring, but beloved son.
Paper Kites.—The recent accounts we have had Thursday 29 11 3 11 24 17 i King Charles II. restored. England, of propelling carriages along roads by 10
Friday ....30 11 46 “ . Be silent, Robert,' said he to Albany, who protested Saturday..31 0 7 0 29 18 11
kites, has led some of the citizens of Casting to bis innocence ; be silent ! add not perjury to murder. Sunday.... 1 0 62 1 15 18 10 Trinity Sund. Nicomede. boats to a kite string. A few days since, at that And was this all done to gain a step nearer to a crown Tuesday .. 3 2 29 2 55 16 10
a batteaux with two men was dragged against 3. and sceptre ? Take them to thee at once, man; and
head tide, as fast, says the American, as two mai may'st thou feel, as I have done, that they are both of
have rowed her.-Freedoms Journal.
METEOROLOGICAL DIARY. rod-hot iron! Oh, Rothsay, Rothsay! thou hast at least
Sublimity.—The following peroration to an eloq
[From the Liverpool Courier.] sscaped being a king !!”
harangue, addressed by a lawyer, in Ohio, to a jury Except the lamentation of the Psalmist for Absalom,
rare specimen of climacteric sublimity :-"And Do Night. moraing ring Day. at noon.
shades of night bad shrouded the earth in darkness. we know of no parallel to this. We have only room to
nature lay wrapped in solemn thought, when thes May repeat, that the character of the giddy and irresolute Roth.
fendant ruffians came rushing like a mighty torrent
14 30 24 say is also portrayed with great truth and feeling; and
the hills, down upon the abodes of peace broke ubat Louise, the glee-maiden, is original and interesting;
the plaintiff's door-separated the weeping mother fi 0 N.N.E. Fair.
her screeching infant, and took away my client's. more so; in fact, than the heroine; and we cannot do
gentlemen of the jury, for which we claim hišicen dhe
E. Fair. butter than vary the sadness of the foregoing tragedy by 20 | 29 70
Kair. -Philadelphia Advertiser.
2 1 39 2
4 17 11
15 29 98
49 0 53 0
What spirit wand'ring near,
Like spectre from the tomb?
Hark! now a gentle strain, soft as the voice of Pity, or the moan of widow'd dove, seems as it did complain
O'er Joy's funereal urn.
The while a wailing voice
Or pulse exulting know.
And now a requiem wild, i solemn requiem for the sainted dead, Thrills to the inmost soul; and Sorrow's child,
Raising her drooping head,
And gazing on the skies, lees heaven's all glorious gates wide open throwa, leholds the paradise of deathless Joys,
Nor weeps the spirit flown.
And now unsettled, strange, itful as maniac's ever-varying mood, et witchery confest in every change,
Borne from the leafy wood,
Breathes now a holy calm; non the storm to highest fury borne; fow lover's lute; now Hope, dispensing balm,
Now Misery's plaint forlorn.
What art thou, wizard, say, plrit unseen, felt, but ne'er yet defined! That art thou, claiming thus unbidden sway,
Chaining the captive mind?
Ah, now I know full well hou art Æolus !--and I still would be lave, and for ever, to thy witch-like spell,
Thy master sorcery.
For Memory, at thy call, fakea from her trance; and thine the mystic key, be charm omnipotent, that holds in thrall
Thy willing votary.
Such I have ever been, ad such would be:-with thee the live-long day old converse; and thus, tranquilly serene,
- Dream with thee life away. col
Oh! could, like thine, my fingers sweep the shell!
ON THE MARRIAGE OF A COQUETTE TO MR. HARE.
(From the Morning Post.)
Ann once was fickle with her beaux;
Some wanted spirit-dash-
Good breeding others; some were those
That were too short of cash,
But now those days of whim are fled,
Ann's heart (young Cupid's care)
At length is fixed—the nymph is wed,
And suited to a HAIR.
PROVINCIAL NOTES FOUND.
FOUND, about a week ago, by Mr. PUGH, Confecer
tioner, on the floor of his own Shop, 31, Whitechapel, some
PROVINCIAL NOTES, which will be delivered to the Owner, -It may not be too weak the faltering song
if he will call at the Mercury-office, any day, and identify To match thy worth, might haply do thee wrong
hem to the satisfaction of Mr. JAMES WOOD, to whom Panting to see thee girt with glory's ray,
Mr. Pooh has confided them, and also pay the expense of
[Comprehending Political Economy, Statistics; Jurispru-Our tender thoughts shall on thy virtues dwell;
dence, occasional passages from Parliamentary SpeechesAnd pleased to mark these earthly honours given,
of a general nature, occasional Parliamentary Docu. With holler rapture hall the wreath thou wear'st in heaven. ments, and other speculative subjects, excluding Party. Chester, Jan. 1828
THE COTTON TRADE
is prepared in the type, must be withdrawn until next week,
People who lose their money by speculating are very apt: will require the revision of a critical and classical pen.
to complain that speculation is not a certainty; and to charge their misfortunes rather to the bad policy of the
Government than their own. When, moreover, they lose LINES,
sufficient to be ruined, they very absurdly identify themADDRESSED TO AN INTERESTING YOUNG LADY ON ARA RE selves with the prosperity of the trade, and cry out that the COVERY FROM A LONG AND PAINFUL INDISPOSITIOX. trade is ruined also. This was the case in the cotton trade",
two years ago. Most people, who previously had an idle BY HUGH CLARKE.
or unprofitable capital in hand, ventured it upon cotton.
A factitious demand was thus created ; excessive stocks When, lately, o'er thy winning air,
were laid up; and when, subsequently, the speculators Thine eyes of light, and lips of swetness,
found that they had glutted the market, they concluded, The gloom of thought, the clouds of care,
pot that the supply had increased, but that the demand Were passing in their force and feetness,
had diminished ; and instead of allowing, like reasonable
men, that the cotton trade had been pushed to a stand We saw thee still with beauty's power
still by their own hurry on the road to fortune, declared As lovely as the trembling flow'ret,
that it had been knocked up by act of Parliament. Seeing, That sheds a spell at evening hour
likewise, no probability of their own recovery, they took
the same gloomy view of the trade, and a general impresAround the tendrils that embower it.
sion was made upon the public mind, that our cotton And then the magic of thy tongue,
manufacture was on the decline. In two years the trade Like music o'er young fancy stealing,
'has revived, and the scale of our shipments of printed The spells of taste around us Nung,
goods, &c. is perhaps larger now than at any former pe
riod. It should be remembered that this is a favourable That dwelt, like hope, on ev'ry feeling.
phenomenon in a very unfavourable season. The trouBut now when health's returning glow,
bled and uncertain state of our connexion with Turkey;
the distracted condition of Portugal; the embarrassments Its reign of loveliness assuming,
of Mexico; and something like depression both of spirit To thee its richness shall bestow,
and means in the British West Indies, are circumstances And live on cheeks all bright and blooming; which necessarily keep some of our best customers from
the market. The printed and dyed goods, for instance, How shall our happy hopes unite
our exports to Turkey and the Levant have, for the cor. To see thy smiles of grace and gladness,
responding first quarters 1827 and 1828, fallen from Shed o'er thy smiles some new delight,
1,471,895 to 437,336 yards; and the British West Indies Unknown to deep or thoughtful sadness.
from 2,070,092 to 1,089,639. In spite, however, of these
and many other disadvantages, the trade has flourished;And thou, in youth's unclouded day,
and in the exportation of dyed and printed goods, With all its playfulness around thee,
in the periods mentioned above, there has been an ineShalt seem as graceful and as gay
crease of 3,508,364 yards. In those articles, also, which As when with beauty's wreath it crown'd thee.
are termed miscellaneous, there has been an increase of
4,054, 921 yards; returns which are a satisfactory evidence Adieu, sweet girl! may health enshrine
that the doleful outcry on the ruin of the sotton trade: Along thy cheeks its freshest roses ;
was as mistaken as the speculation which brought it into
a state of temporary stagnation. Where there is improveAnd sweetness o'er thy features shine,
ment it is hardly decent to grumble; and, therefore, with As on thy lips It now reposes !
eprint the Venerable Archdeacon Wrangham's
those who make grumbling a profession, the improvement
is disputed, as a matter of course. The increase of our ex MY SHIRT.
ports is alleged not to arise from any actual increase in the. (From the Morning Chronicle.)
demand, but to a speculation which is taking away our
printed goods, to anticipate an American tariff. Even al. As Bayes, whose cup with poverty was dash'd,
lowing this to be the case, there is no room for grumbling. Lay snug in bed, while his one shirt was wash'd The increase on our exports to the United States is not so The dame appear'd, and, holding it to view,
great as the total increase; and, as taking the lesser from, Said, "If'tis wash'd again 'twill wash in two."
the greater will leave a positive remainder, there is still "Indeed !" cried Bayes," then wash it, pray, good cousin, something left to prove that the cotton trade has quite re-And wash it, if you can, into a dozen/"
covered from its imaginary decline.-London Courier..
EDW. WILL. BARNARD.
Hus saltem accumulem donis
ell, biest shade; nor deem, though mute the lyre,
REFLECTIONS DURING A SOLITARY RAMBLE.
scene agreed not with my present mood. I sought in vain tion of their own fancied grievances, that their eya for a desponding look or lowering brow; and, finding closed to those of others. The blessings they are
none, was compelled, in bitterness of heart, to exclaim, sessed of they will not prize, but to those which ared (ORIGINAL.]
“ Alas! there is no unhappy wretch here save myself!" them they fancy every comfort is attached. How mis Maddened with a prospect that served only to inflict a still is the mind of man! how wilfully doth it deceive iu
deeper wound on a discontented spirit, I left this scene of to the real source of all true happiness! The pock To be resigned when ills betide,
gaiety and life; and, wandering into a retired part of the will tell you that it consists in wealth ; but did he Patient when favours are denied,
gardens, gave vent to the gall that overflowed a jaundiced open his eyes to the condition of the rich, he would And pleas'd with favours given;
and perverted mind. The place I had chosen for my re- that it is, generally, most miserable. Some this This, this alone is wisdom's part,
tirement seemed, indeed, solitary enough ; but still, the power, dominion, place, and influence; but let us That grateful incense of the heart, Whose fragrance smells to heaven.--Cotton.
beauty of the prospect before me ill accorded with the de- into the hearts of those who possess these fancied bles
formity of my inward communings. 'Twas an early sum- how little shall we find there to envy in their lot! How fleeting are the joys that men pursue! how soon mer's evening, at that enchanting hour when the sun courts not riches or power that can bestow happiness, ele do they slacken in our grasp, or fade away into the dull the horizon, gilding the broad expanse with his setting kings and princes be the happiest of created being obscurity of the tomb ! The delights of infancy are but a rays. The feathered warblers had perched themselves on best gift that Heaven can grant us that which i day; the pleasures of manhood an hour; and, even in the branches about me, and were chanting their farewell yield the bliss we seek on this earth, is a contented that contracted span, too many dark threatening clouds song to the god of light. The trees had just assumed their Gain but this, and the cares that afflict others wi overcast the sunny radiance of life, bringing chaotic gloom, verdant clothing, and, in their gay green suits, appeared but little power to sting you: with it, you can le dire refuge for the fiend despondency. Where can the to revel in anticipation of the forthcoming happy season. the most gloomy landscape, and the eye will be s human mind find rest and happiness on this earth? Is it The tall chesnut spread forth its rich branches
, and the rest on some bright spot. The darkest night will N not born to trouble as the sparks fly upward ?" In vain wide-spreading elm stood out to woo its embrace. The mined by some glimmering star, invisible to those on do we court the idle breath of fame, or seek to gratify the stately cedar held companionship with the venerable seek it not. The tempest will rage around you und proud dreams of ambition. Vainly does fortune lavish oak, whose ivy-crowned head had, for ages, resisted for your thoughts will still dwell on the mild sund her most fruitful gifts, or pleasure lure us into her silken the rude attacks of the rocking blast, and now afforded returning calm. He who is possessed of a contented toils. Still are our desires unsatisfied; still do we own a shelter to the larch and fir, which safely flourished knows no want, nor has he any thing on this earth secret wants, that cannot be supplied. Though the smiles beneath their protecting influence. I had seated myself ask for. Living within the limits of his circums of the world are not withheld; though the earth teems on a rural bench, round which the yew and cypress he moderates his desires to his means of gratiâcation forth her bounties to our use, and obsequious friends and clung in harmonious union, forming a leafy canopy, hath said to himself, Thus far shalt thou get servile flatterers surround us, there is a never-dying worm sufficiently thick to exclude Sol's most powerful beams. farther. This is the aim and end of all pbilosophy which, vulture like, keeps gnawing at the heart;—a can.
Before me lay a spacious avenue of the monarchs of the he who hath attained, and can preserve, this del ker in the bud of our affections, corroding every kindlier forest, lowering in lorty pride, their unbending heads state of mind, hath surmounted the great dificult sentiment, and, with its baleful venom, distilling through seeming to kiss the clouds. While gazing with an eye of life, and done all that man can do towards seeing our thoughts a poison, which, as the deadly upas, turns vacancy on the lengthening shadows, which, as the even. piness ; such, at least, as this world affords. I the sweets of life into gall and bitterness.
ing advanced, were fading into a mist before my sight, Igrand arcanum that effectually destroys every cente Such were the thoughts that agitated my breast, as (un- was disturbed in my reveries by the approach of a ve- jealous feeling in the breast; the ultimatum of kn der the perverted influence of a disordered imagination) I nerable looking man, leaning on the arm of a youth, who which teacheih man to be satisfied with thinşi strolled out one evening, in the early part of last summer, anxiously supported his tottering steps, listening, at the exist; nor seeks to improve that which his Mall at once to exercise my limbs, and give a current to those same time, with placid complacency, to the discourse his already finished ; and yet it is but acting agtenky fancies which a close sedentary occupation had rendered aged Mentor earnestly addressed to him. After seating a reasonable nature, to feel and know that the feverish and irritable. I had wandered mechanically themselves on the bench by my side, they courteously sa- occupy in society hath been allotted us by Pria through the parks, too much absorbed in my inward luted me, when the sage continued his instructive dis-and, therefore, to be dissatisfied with our condition
, musings to be mindful of passing occurrences, and found course, which, from his manner, I could readily perceive question His all-wise decrees who hath placed as myself standing on the delightful banks of the Serpentine
was equally intended to benefit me and his young compa- Let men in general but consider their situatie river ere I was aware whither my footsteps had led me. The nion. By a singular chance it turned on the subject
which and compare it with that of others who hare st me refreshing breeze that rose from the water revived my droop- had so fully occupied my late thoughts ; for, after raising similar prospects, but have been, by a series of area ing spirits, and I gazed with a feeling somewhat allied to his eyes to heaven, and apparently breathing an inward able events, reduced to a much lower grade in e pleasure, on the gay panorama of moving objects that sur prayer to the Deity, he looked for a moment in our faces, they will find much to be grateful
for: and ere rounded me. It was the Sabbath evening; and many a then averting his scrutinizing glance, uttered, with most who have sunk to the lowest ebb of poverty and re group of merry, but unthinking idlers, glided by in persuasive eloquence, the following
ness, if (in most instances) they will candidly repice quick succession, their holiday suits and cheerful coun
past conduct, and not be swayed by prejudice in tenances giving animation and beauty to the surround
judgment, will find that, by their own misanstaan ing landscape. Still leisurely pursuing my path, I en- “This, my children, is the season when man should walk they have courted their present condition ; and if the tered Kensington Gardens; and, throwing myself on a abroad, and survey the gladness of nature, that he may at first been contented with their allotted places bench, in one of the most frequented walks, endeavoured learn, in fulness of heart, to praise nature's God. The mankind, and not, by wild and chimerical site to glean amusement from noting, as they passed, the va. fields decked in their verdant green, the meadows sprinkled tempted to raise themselves above their properly riety of characters that proinenaded this delightful rendez- with many a party-coloured flower, trees shooting forth might still have enjoyed a sufficiency to suppisd vous for the beauty, elegance, and fashion of the metro- their young branches, earth yielding up its abundance for and reasonable wants; still have moved in the circa polis.
the benefit of man; all serve to show the wonder-working they were born, and fitted by nature to adorn la As the summer season had scarcely set in, the gentry power of Providence, and elevate the heart in praise of its proud, presuming man attempt to alter the element had not yet emigrated from the mild but smoky atmosphere | Creator. See the young lambs how they disport them- will, or, with pretending ignorance, grasp at they of town, to court the more salubrious air of their rural re-selves on the grass, skipping around in playful gambols. destiny hath placed beyond his reach. Like the fi treats, or fashionable watering-places ; and many a titled Mark the merry antics of the cattle, as wantonly they the fable, his own puny efforts shall destroy bim; # man and noble dame graced the surrounding scene. My chase each other, braying and bellowing out their glad - it is beautifully expressed by the poet, heart felt ill at ease with itself; and, as I pondered over ness. — Is there this joy in nature, and shall man's heart Order is Heav'n's first law; and this confest, the present gloomy prospects, and still sadder recollections, alone be sad ? why should he give himself up to impious Some are, and must be, GREATER than the rest: I could not avoid contrasting my own condition in life discontent, and, with his sullen aspect, offend the serenity More rich, more wise;- but who infers from here with what I considered to be that of the gay crowd before of heaven? Man was not born to droop, and pine, and
That such are happier, shocks all common sense.' me: and “envy, that rankest weed that grows," crept un murmur through his life; yet will he, with a most unac- “I will not say that at no time ought the mind or fel consciously into my bosom. I deemed myself alone in the countable perversity of nature, array his thoughts against to be disturbed :-cast but a pebble in the stil baka world; solitary amid the multitude; unknown and unre- himself, and, where he might cull sweet flowers, select its surface will, for a moment, be rufiled; bat box garded ; fancying, if the eye turned upon me, 'twas but only the thorns and rankest weeds. In traversing through doth it return to its wonted calm and placid silmad in cruel mockery: and, in heaviness of heart, I sighed, the various avenues of this life, and mixing with the dif, so should the human breast, which must be debat while glancing over each light elastic form, as it tripped, ferent grades of society, how few do we meet who are not deed, if it can find a pleasure, or satisfaction, in the
repining at the gifts of Providence, and fancying that their tinued indulgence of angry feelings. It is to de Every heart seemed glad ; every eye, lit up with smiles, neighbours are happier, and have more cause for rejoicing impossible
, amidst the hopes, fears, and uncertain pespoke a mind at peace with itself. This spirit-stirring than themselves ! So absorbed are they in the contempla | this life, that a man's breast can be entirely fires in a
ESSAY ON CONTENT.
tons, cwt. grs.
2 13 2 0 4 0
THE MOON'S AGE.
TO THE EDITOR.
POWER OF THE HORSE ON RAILROADS.
jat anxiety shall not occasionally cast a cloud of gloom more could I advance, my children, to prove to you how I and the horse proceeded without the least distress; and, rart the mild serenity of a contented spirit. Indeed, essential it is to man's happiness on earth, and how much in truth, there appeared to be scarcely any limitation to mld not envy the man who could view, with placid it affects his eternal salvation, that he should endeavour so the power of his draught. After the trial, the waggons
were taken to the weighing machine, and it appeared that placency, every crossing event that checquered his to frame his mind as to be satisfied with his allotted place the whole weight stood as follows: ence: but cares may be evaded, anxieties softened, amongst mortals, nor foolishly repine at his destiny. But usubdued, and even the bitter frost of grief shall melt the shades of evening are gathering thick around us; the Twelve waggons first linked together 38
Four ditto afterwards attached ...... he mild dew of resignation, by a constant conviction night dew falls; the birds have sought their nests; and the
Fifty labourers, suppose... all-wise decrees of a Supreme Being, who pointeth curfew, sounding distantly on the ear, warns me that we, arts that appear to wound, only with a view to our too, must for the present part. If I have been so fortunate
Tons.........55 6 i ate happiness. While bending beneath the heavy as to impress on your young minds opinions so beneficial to
of affliction, we have but to suppose that the yourselves, it will give me a proud satisfaction to know Ttune which has now overtaken us, may serve to that I have been an humble instrument in the hands of
to rise, and we shall find comfort in believing, be so truly universal, since it conveys the essence of Chris-
* Save me alike from foolish pride,
SIR.-If any of your astronomical friends will solve the y fall short of our expectations, but if we could
Or impious discontent,
following query, they will oblige our own hearts, how seldom should we find them
At aught thy wisdom has denied, ort of our deserts. We know, that even our hopes
Or aught thy goodness lent.""
In most, or all, of our publications on chronology, the aerally less sanguine than our desires, and cannot,
Thus saying, the hoary moralist called down a blessing rule for finding the Golden Number, or Lunar Cycle, is xre, doubt that those desires must be inordinate: on my head, and departed with his young companion, to add 1 to the given year, and to divide by 19 the recandidly examine our own thoughts, and we shall leaving me gratefully to admire his wisdom who had so mainder being the Golden Number. From this rule the is the ardent love of aggrandisement which absorbs happily turned my thoughts from the wicked course
they time of New Moon, in any given month and year, is reasonable consideration, and that, while panting were pursuing, and directed me to the paths of happiness ascertained in the following manner :
W. P. irsting for rank and power, we are blind to our own
Example :- What is the Moon's Age March 17, 1828 ? anfitness to support the station at which we are aimLeigh-street, Red Lion-square, London.
1828—the given year. he mind is tortured, and the thoughts are racked in
1 add g schemes of advancement in life, instead of seeking
Divide by a cycle 19)1829( 96. nfortable enjoyment of that which Providence hath A wager for a small amount, as to the power of draught
of the moon
171 d it, thus making that a curse, which would other- of a horse on the Monckland and Kirkintilloch railway, le a blessing. It is a necessary step towards the was lately decided in presence of several of the mem
119 ion of a contented mind, for men to form such a bers of the committee of management of the railway, and I connexion as shall soothe and cheer them during from Gargill colliery, drawing a weight of fifty tons, which a great crowd of spectators. The horse in question started
remainder..... 5 or the golden number for 1828. purs of solitude. Let them do this, and they will it conveyed to Kirkintilloch, a distance of seven miles, The Epact for the year is next required ; and is found yield them more pleasure than even the joys that in the short space of one hour and forty-one minutes. by subtracting 1 from the Golden Number, multiplying om friendship ; for what can equal the gratification The first two miles of the above distance was on a dead feels, who is at peace, and can commune, in level, and the remainder was on a descent varying from the remainder by 11, and dividing the product by so the intercourse, with himself
. It is impossible don paper.
5 the golden number for 1828. I to be indulging in the conversation of those we * We can very readily believe this circumstance, be.
1 subtract but the mind may, at all times, retire unto itself,
cause we recollect a similar experiment made many years fer to its own treasures for enjoyment. Friendship frequently has for its uncertain basis the caprice we shall here transcribe the paragraph from the Sporting ago, when railroads were beginning to be appreciated.
11 multiply opposite tempers and dispositions) may be easily
divide by 30 )44(1 1, and therefore it is better worth our while to cul. Anecdotes, observing, by the bye, that there is this curious a friendly acquaintance with our own thoughts,
coincidence in the two accounts, that the horse, in the can be to seek that of others, which, like the bloom experiment we have just recorded, drew his load seven
14 the epact for 1828. pies, we may find to vanish, even as we gather it. miles in one hour and forty-one minutes, being pre
To find the Moon's Age from the above
Add together the epact of the year...14 Idom we are disappointed in the delights of memory cisely, to a minute, the time which the horse in the
the epact of the month of March 1 templation ; and the reason is, that they are ruled following experiment took to draw his load six miles.
the day of the month required...17 Those who wish to see the original account of what we fluenced by ourselves. Nothing is more sinful, E the same time, more foolish, than the indulgence shall now transcribe, may consult the Sporting Anecdotes, Tow, which delighteth in drawing gloomy and pages 21 and 22.
from this subtract 30 'ng images of life; even anticipating the hour of when assisted by art, was shown near Croyden. The Sur. "An unparalleled instance of the power of a horse,
2 remainder; and prolonging it when it is arrived; for it is rey iron railway being completed, and opened for the showing that the Moon will be 2 days old on the 17th of that such a state of mind, as this produces, is carriage of goods all the way from Wandsworth to Mers
March, 1828. unequal to receive virtuous impressions, or revel in tham, a bet was made between two gentlemen, that a
The question I beg to propose to any of your correspondfeelings. Peace must fly, where sorrow retains its common horse could draw thirty-six tons for six miles and the healthful bloom of happiness will wither along the road, and that he should draw his weight
from ents, more conversant with this subject
, is-Will these a dead pull, as well as turn it round the occasional wind- rules apply to years at any distant period for finding the die beneath its blasting contamination. But a ings of the road. A number of gentlemen assembled near Moon's Age, say for March 17th, 3158,-seeing that a lial habit of mind will cherish and support virtue Merstham to see this extraordinary triumph of art: Twelve Cycle of the Moon is not exactly 19 years, but completed viety, by inclining our hearts still to receive with waggons, loaded with stones, each waggon weighing above fulness all that Providence vouchsafeth to bestow, three tons, were chained together, and a horse, taken 1 hour and 28 minutes sooner than this period ?
promiscuously from the timber-cart of Mr. Harwood, was Liverpool, March 5, 1828. iew with envious repinings the prosperity of our yoked into the team. He started from near the Fox pubbour; for with what language can we address the lic-house, and drew the immense chain of waggons, with , when our unreasonable complaints either accuse apparent ease, to near the turnpike at Croyden, a distance
THE USE OF THE APOSTROPHE. vi deny his Providence! Our very health dependeth, of six miles, in one hour and forty-one minutes, which reat measure, on the freedom and vigour of the ani- is nearly at the rate of four miles an hour. In the course
TO THE EDITOR. pirits; and, as they are entirely under the regulation of this
time he was stopped four times, to show that it was
SIR.-In reply to Inquirer, in your last Kaleidoscope, ontrol of contentment, to gain this is to secure an acquired; and after each stoppage he drew off the chain I take the liberty of informing him why the inverted pte to corporeal suffering and mental imbecility: for of waggons from a dead stop. Having gained his wager, comma is used instead of the small c. In writing the re as man shall fret and murmur, and disquiet him- Mr. Banks, the gentleman who laid the bet, directed four names Macfarlane, Mackenzie, &c., it is common to con ** trifles light as air,' that cross kis humour, so more loaded waggons
to be added to the cavalcade, with tract the first
syllable of the name
with a small, or, rather, y shall be bring upon himself nervous irritability, and which the same horse again set off with undiminished
power. And still further to show the effect of the railway what is more correctly termed a superior c. Now, as the usand attendant ills, that shall shorten the term of in facilitating motion, he directed the attending workmen, superior c, and, indeed, all the alphabet of the same kind Listence, and make it miserable while it lasts. Much to the number of about fifty, to mount on the waggons, of letter, is but rarely made with the various sorts of