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stantly speed hence, lest perchance thou mayest not escape. corse before it is laid in the grave, and the last offices of stage ; and have composed, in imitation of the most popuIn truth, it is but madness thus to brave dangers so ter- religion have hallowed its resting place ?"

lar pieces of that country, which have already met with rable as those which now encompass us." "Lady,” cried Rycliffe, “thy father's spirit will rejoice

so general reception and admiration in this,-a play:

which, if it has a proper run, will, I think, do much to " Never will I depart without thee,” exclaimed Fitz- to see thee escape from this place of death ; and it were

unhinge the present notions of men with regard to the psborne. "Alice Hardman, when last we parted, I swore but disobeying his last commands thus to talk of reinain. obligations of civil society; and to substitute in lieu of a to return on this day; mine oath is registered in heaven, ing here. Fitzosborne," he continued, " I pray thee pro. sober contentment, and regular discharge of the duties and I bare kept it." ceed; I will conduct the lady from this spot.”

incident to each man's particular situation, a wild desire "Talk not of thine oath !” cried Alice, wildly ; "the Alice knelt by the couch, and gazed upon the counte.

of undefinable latitude and extravagance, an aspiration

after shapeless somethings, that can neither be described plapse! tbe plague absolved thee! and thou hast heaped nance of her dead father. Already had it begun to as

nor understood, a contemptuous disgust at all that is, and terioid more misery upon me, by coming bither, than if sume the hue of corruption, and large livid spots usurped

a persuasion that nothing is as it ought to be ;-to operate, thou hadst left me to perish unaided and unattended !" the paleness which had before distinguished it. The in short, a general discharge of every man (in his own

At this instant a deep groan from the dying man ar- tears of Alice fell plentifully upon her father's face, as estimation) from every tie which laws divide or human, rested their attention ; they both rushed to the couch on for the last time she beheld it; and when alarmed by

which local customs, immemorial habits, and multiplied

examples impose upon him ; and to set them about doing which be was extended, and knelt by its side. For a moment reason of her long stay, Fitzosborne hastily re-entered the what they like, where they like, when they like, and how the eyes of the aged man rested upon them, and a smile apartment, she cast herself upon the body, and giving a they like, without reference to any law but their own of recognition passed over his countenance. Then, ex. deep sob, again became insensible. Lifting her in his will, or to any consideration of how others may be affected tending his hands, he placed them upon the heads of the arms, Fitzosborne left the apartment, closely followed by 1 by their conduct. Lovers, and opening his lips, as if for to bless them, a Rycliffe.

“When this is done, my dear Sir," continues Mr. H.

(for he writes very confidentially)" you see that a great deep sigh burst from him, and in the very act of bestow. They speedily traversed the market-place, and arrived step is gained towards the dissolution of the frame of ing bis benediction on the youthful pair, he expired. It in Deansgate. Here for a moment they stopped, and every existing community. I say nothing of Governments, was some moments before Alice was aware of the death placing Alice in a carriage, (numbers of which stood, as their fall is of course implicated in that of the social er ber father: but when she became conscious of the unowned and untenanted,) they yoked their horses to it. I system :-and you have long known that I hold every dreadful truth, she arose, and with a loud shriek Alung and then drove ut a good pace towards the river Medlock, las

Government that acts by cocrcion and restriction--by

ck, laws made by the few to bind the many as a malum in se, berself upon the dead body. For a time it seemed as if felicitating themselves upon even being beyond the bounds an evil to be eradicated, a nuisance to be abated, by force, | death bad also seized upon Alice Hardman, and vain were of plague-infected Manchester.

if force be practicable, if not by the artillery of reason, the efforts of Fitzosborne and Rycliffe to restore her; but

END OF CHAPTER II.

by pamphlets, speeches, toasts at club-dinners, and though length she recovered her faculties, and, leaning upon

last, not least, by Didactic Poems.

" But where would be the advantage of the destruction the shoulder of Fitzosborne, wept bitterly.

The Braina.

of this or that Government, if the form of society itself "My dearest,” said Reginald, “weep not thus. Re

were to be suffered to continue such, as that another must Abent.ber thy father has not perished in his prime, but age The following whimsical composition which ap-Sir, in its

necessarily arise out of it, and over it?-Society, my dear ked silvered his hair ere this dreadful calamity visited him.”

Which ap- Sir, in its present state, is a hydra. Cut off one head, Oh, whither, whither shall I turn for consolation ?"

peared originally in the Anti-Jacobin, has been gene another presently sprouts out, and your labour is to begin Burbured Alice.“ Knowest thou not, Reginald, that, rally ascribed to Mr. Canning. Its merits have, in again. At best, you can only hope to find it a polypus;

where, by cutting off the head, you are sometimes fortuDuring my father and Ellen Raymond, there was none on our opinion, been much over-rated, although it is im

nate enough to find a tail (which answers all the same Barth with whom Alice Hardman could claim kindred ? possible to read it without recognizing the justice of

purposes) spring up in its place. This we know has been 1 L all have passed away.” the implied satire. The principal object of the piece the case in France; the only country in which the great

experiment of regeneration has been tried with any thing Now, by Heaven,” cried Fitzosborne, passionately, is to expose and scout spurious sentiment, rant, mock

like a fair chance of success. I thou forgattest that Reginald Fitzosborne lives; think heroics, anachronisms, and the very exceptionable

ceptionable “ Destroy the frame of society, decompose its parts, and en thou so falsely of him as to deem he will not be thy morality too often inculcated by the German Drama- set the elements fighting one against another, insulated protector and friend?"

tists. The reader will, however, in the introduc- and individual, every man for himself stripped of preju. ** 05! no, no,” exclaimed Alice, “ I know, Reginald, tion learn the drift of the satirical young author

dice, of bigotry, and of feeling for others, against the re. that thau art true and faithful; but thou art in danger, better than we can describe it, without going over totally new order of things, of a Radical Reform in the

mainder of his species; and there is then some hope of a and tbare is none, save Heaven, to help thee. How then

the same ground as the author.
the same mround as the anthor.

present corrupt system of the world. cinst thou befriend her who is the cause of thy sojourn in

“The German theatre appears to proceed on this judi. this plague-infected town? Oh, why didst thou come

THE ROVERS;

cious plan. And I have endeavoured to contribute my aitha?" she wildly continued; “ rather would I have

OR, THE DOUBLE ARRANGEMENT.

mite towards extending its effect and popularity. There

is one obvious advantage attending this mode of teaching ; berte all the afflictions it had pleased Heaven to heap

that it can proportion the infractions of law, religion, or po me, than have beheld thee at such an hour as this." Our ingenious correspondent, Mr. Higgins, has not morality, which it recommends, to the capacity of a reader, uldu." cried Rycliffe, who had hitherto kept silence: been idle. The deserved popularity of the extracts which or spectator. If you tell a student, or an apprentice, or Lady," said he, advancing towards Alice, “ forgive me

we have been enabled to give from his two Didactic Poems, a merchant's clerk, of the virtue of a Brutus, or of the

the Progress of Man, and the Loves of the Triangles, splendour of a La Fayette, you may excite his desire to that I see deemed lightly of thee, and thought the heir | has obtained for us the communication of several / be equally conspicuous : but how is he to set about it? of the house of Fitzosborne would be dishonoured by another works, which he has in hand, all framed upon the Where is he to find the tyrant to murder? how is he to Wrance with thy father's daughter. Proudly would I now same principle, and directed to the same end. The pro. provide the monarch to be imprisoned, and the national

1 dies as the Lady of Ravenscliffe. thou poble.hearted / pagation of the new system of philosophy forms, as he guards to be reviewed on a white horse ?-But paint the l! By Heaven, thou speakest truly touching my

has himself candidly avowed to us, the main object of all beauties of forgery to him in glowing colours ; show him

his writings ;-a system comprehending not politics only that the presumption of virtue is in favour of rapine, and Represent peril: but were the danger greater than land religion, but morals and manners, and generally occasional murder on the highway ; and he presently Sen it now is, he must, he should incur it for thy sake." whatever goes to the composition or holding together of understands you. The highway is at hand-the till or the

Friend of my youth,” exclaimed Fitzosborne, ad. human society ; in all of which a total change and revo counter is within reach. These haberdashers' heroics come aane and proudly clasping Rycliffe's hand. “ thou lution is absolutely necessary (as he contends) for the ad. home to the business and the bosoms of men. And you dag well redeemed thy late error touching my love,

vancement of our common nature to its true dignity, and may readily make ten footpads, where you would not to the summit of that perfection which the combination have materials nor opportunity for a single tyrannicide.

of matter, called man, is by its innate energies capable of “The subject of the piece, which I herewith transmit *Enough," replied Rycliffe, interrupting him; “let attaining.

to you, is taken from common or middling life; and its 308, I pray ye, instantly speed hence. Lady, where : Of this system, while the sublimer and more scientific merit is that of teaching the most lofty truths in the se thy father's servants? Methinks, in such an house

branches are to be taught by the splendid and striking most humble style, and deducing them from the most or

medium of Didactic Poetry, or ratiocination in thyme, dinary occurrences. Its moral is obvious and easy ; and a this ye need a better attendance than what I have yet

illustrated with such paintings and portraitures of essences is one frequently inculcated by the German Dramas which

and their attributes, as may lay hold of the imagination, I have had the good fortune to see; being no other than "Alas," said Alice, " our attendants fled when they while they perplex the judginent;-the more ordinary the reciprocal duties of one or more husbands to one or bened my father seized with the plague. and I know not parts, such as relate to the conduct of common life, and more tives, and to the children roho may happen to arise whither they are gone. But where is Ellen Raymond?"

9, the regulation of social feelings, are naturally the subject out of this complicated and endearing connexion.' The

of a less elevated style of writing ;-of a style which plot, indeed, is formed by the combination of the plots of she continued, gazing around ; " methinks she needed not speaks to the eye as well as to the ear,--in short, of Dra. two of the most popular of these plays (in the same way hare left me because Fitzosborne was near.” matic Poetry and Scenic Representation.

as Terence was wont to combine two stories of Menander's. ** Think not of her, but save yourselves," cried Ry. " With this view,” says Mr. Higgios (for we love to The characters are such as the admirers of these plays clufie: let me again entreat ve to speed hence, lest it I quote the very words of this extraordinary and indefatiga- will recognise for their familiar acquaintances. There

ble writer) "* with this view," says he in a letter dated are the usual ingredients of imprisonments, post-houses may be that ye cannot escape.”

from his study in St. Mary-Axe, the window of which and horns, and appeals to angels and devils. I have "I must not, 1 dare not," exclaimed Alice; “my dead looks upon the parish pump" with this view I have omitted only the swearing, to which English ears are not faber daims atterrdance from me. How can I leave his turned my thoughts more particularly to the German yet sufficiently accustomed.

in a solemn and

Wor,

* 1 unnt u te wone ume. progue, which in urne More slow, more times, from his husky throat

beams of the morning meet and embrace one another duyu tenke the mutua vo the mdinner About the 'Twangs through the twisted horn the struggling pote. The blooroing blue upon the yet udplucked plum! wong kay 19, at the end of the brat Ad, I am lex anz! These truthe confeu'd-Oh! yet, ye travelld few, Cec.Your countenance grovs animated, my d ini dont wann any atut part of the performance, as it' Germania's Plays with eyes unjaundiced view!

Madam. t, ta luar, b ully uwalaud from the umption of a View and approve though in each passage fine

Mat.-And yours too is glowing with illumination yoning German friend u mine, an Illumine, "of when I The faint translation mock the genuine line,

Cee.-1 had long been looking out for a congen lumght the original for three and sixpence. It will be a Though the nice ear the erring sight belie,

spirit!-my heart was withered—but the beams of a * lumtim to tune of your readers who may not first Vor O twice dotted is pronounced like I ;'

have re-kindled it. buynt the tune, to learn that it is sting by a hand of

[Applause. Mat.-A sudden thought strikes me. Let us swear the firu eminenen wend alues rough sketch of the plot, Yet oft the scene shall Nature's fire impart,

eternal friendship. und # few wensional notes, The Geography is by the Warm from the breast and glowing to the heart!

Cec.-Let us agree to live together! young gentleman of the Monning Chronicle."

Ye traveli'd few, attend ! On you our Bard

Mat.-Willingly. [With rapidity and earnesta Builds his fond hope! Do you his genius guard !

Cec.-Let us embrace.

[They embri

[Applause. Mat.-Yes; I too have loved !-you too, like me, hi THE SUIVERAOR, THE DOUBLE ARRANGEMENT. Nor let succeeding generations say

been forsaken!

(Doubtingly, and as if with a desire to be inform DRAMATIS VERSON N.

-A British audience damn'd a German play!. L'HION ON THE AWNEY OF QUEDLINBURGH, very

Cec.Too true!

[Loud and continued applauses. corpulent and cruel. Flash of Lightning.- The Ghost of PROLOGUE'S GRAND

Both.-Ah these men ! these men ! ROOkno, a Prisoner in the Abbey, in love with MATIL MOTHER, by the Father's side, appears to soft music,

LANDLADY enters, and places a Leg of Mutton or DA POTTINGEN. in a white tiffany riding-hood.' PROLOGUE "kneels to

Tuble, with sour Krout and Pruin Sauce—then a man CASIMENE, a Polish Emlgrunt, in Dembrowsky'. Legion,

receive her blessing, which she ei

Dish of Black Puddings.-CECILIA and Marili married to CECILIA, but having several Children by affecting manner, the audience clapping and crying all

appear to take no notice of her. MATILDA. The whilePlash of Lightning.–PROLOGUE and his

Mat.-Oh Casimere! PUDDINGFIELD and BEETINOTOX, Englisle Noblemen, GRANDMOTHEn rink through the trap.door.

Cec. | Aside. )-Casimere! that name !Oh my head called by the lyranny of King Jolan, previous to the sig.

how it is distracted with anxiety. nature of Magna Charla.

Mat.--Heavens ! Madam, you turn pale.

ACT 1.-SCENE I. HODE10, Count Or MAXE WEIMER, a bloody ty.

Cec.-Nothing ; a slight megrim; with your leave, 11 rant with red hair, and an amorous compleaton.

Scene representa a Room at an Inn, at Weimar.On one retireCaspan, the Minister of the Count Author of ROGE.

side of the Stage the Bar-room, with Jellies, Lemons Mat.- I will attend you. no's confinement.

in Nels, Syllabubs, and part of a cold roast Fowl, &c. (Exeunt MATILDA and CECILIA. Maneni LA Young L'OTTINOEN, Brother to MATILDA.

On the opposite side a Window looking into the Street, LADY and WAITER, with the Dinner on the 7 MATILDA POTTINGEN In love with ROGERO, and Mo

through which Persons ( Inhabitants of Weimar) are Land.-Have you carried the dinner to the prisone ther to CANIMERE'# Children.

seen passing to and fro in apparent agitation.-MATIL. the vaults of the Abbey ? CECILIA MUCKENFIELD, Wife to CASIMERE.

DA appears in a great Coat and Riding-habit, seated at Waiter.-Yes.- Peas soup, as usual, with the s Landlady, Watter, Grenadiera, Troubadouri, fo. fc.

the corner of the Dinner Table, which is covered with a end of a neck of mutton.—The emissary of the Count

clean Huckaback ClotlıPlates, and Napkins. with here again this morning, and offered me a large sul PANTALOWAKY, and BRITCHINDA, Children of MA. TILDA, by CANIMERE.

Buck's-horn-handled Knives and Forks, are laid as if money if I would consent to poison him. JOACHIM, JAHEL, and AMATANTIA, Children of MA.

for four Persons.

Land.-Which you refused ?
TILDA, by Rodeno.
Mal.--Is it impossible for me to have dioner sooner ?

With hesitation and ans Children of CASIMENE and CECILIA, with their respec Land.Madam, the Brunswick post-waggon is not yet

Waiter.-Can you doubt it? [With indigna tive Nurses. come in, and the ordinary is never before two o'clock.

Land. [ Recovering herself, and drawing up with Several Children, Fathers and Mothers unknown. Mal.-[With a look expressive of disappointment, but a

expression of dignity. 1-The conscience of a poor na

as valuable to him as that of a prince. The Scene len in the Town of Weimar, and the Neigh-immediately recomposing herself:] Well, then, I must

have patience. | Exit Landlady. ] Oh Casimere !-How liri bourhood of the Abbey of Quedlinburgh.

Waiter.It ought to be still' more so, in proportial often have the thoughts of thee served to amuse these

how it is generally more pure. Time, from the 19th to the present Century.

moments of expectation !- What a difference, alas ! PROLOGUE--In Character,

Länd.—Thou say'st truly, Job.

Waiter.- (With enthusiasm.)-He who can sur Dinner-it is taken away as soon as over, and we regret it Too long the triumphs of our early times, not It returns again with the return of appetite.

wealth when proffer'd as the price of crime, is gre With elvil discord and with regal crimes,

The Leben e prince
Ilave stain'd these boards, while Bhakspeare's pen bas

beef of to-morrow will succeed to the mutton of 10-day, as
the mutton of to-day succeeded to the veal of yesterday.--

Post.horn blows. Enter CASIMERE (in a travelling shown But when once the heart has been occupied by a beloved

Thoughts, mannero, men, to modern days unknown.

light blue great coat with large metal bution: Too long have Rome and Athens been the rage :

hair in a long queue, but twisted at the end; & object, in vain would we attempt to supply the chasm by | another. How easily are our desires transferred from dish

Kevenhuller hat ; a cane in his hand. ) (Applause.

to dish! And clannie Burkina soild a British stage.

Cas.--Here, Waiter, pull off my boots, and bring Love, only, dear, delusive, delightful Love, restrains our wandering appetites, and confines them to a

a pair of slippers. (Exit Waiter. ] And heark’ye "To night our Bard, who scorne pedantie rules, Itin plot has borrow'd from the German schools ;

lad, a basin of water (rubbing his hands) and a 4 particular gratification !

soap

Post-horn blows, re-enter LANDLADY. The German schools where no dull maxims bind

I have not washed since I began my journey. "The bold expansion of the electric mind,

Land.-Madam, the post-waggon is come in with only I sir.

Waiter.- Answering from behind the door.)Fix'd to no period, circled by no space, a single gentlewoman.

Cas. Well, Landlady, what company are we to b Ile leape the flaming bounds of time and place:

Mat. Then show her upand let us have dinner in. Land. Only two gentlewomen, Sir.They are Round the dark confines of the forest raves,

stantly : (Landlady going) and remember-Lafter a mo- stepped into the next room; they will be back agait With gentle Robbera stocks his gloomy caves :

ment's recollection, and with great eagerness)-remember Telle how Prime Ministernt are shocking things,

minute. the toasted cheese.

[Exit Landlady. Cas.-Where do they come fro And reigning Duter as bad as tyrant Kinge; CECILIA enters, in a brown Cloth Riding-dress, as if just

(All this while the WAITER re-enters with the Ilow to lo swainet one nymph her vows may give,

alighted from the Post-waggon. And how two damselat with one lover live! Mat.--Madam, you seem to have had an unpleasant

and water, CASIMERE pulls off his boots, take a Delicious scenes I uch scenes our Bard displays,

kin from the table, and washes his face and ham journey, if I may judge from the dust on your riding: Which, crownd with German, sue for British, praise. habit.

your riding Land. There is one of them, I think, comes from Now are the steeds, that through Germania's roads Cec.-- The way was dusty, Madam, but the weather

remburgh. With hempen rein the slumbering post-boy goads;

| Cas. -[Aside. )-From Nuremburgh! (with eager was delightful. It recalled to me those blissful moments her Nlow in the alumbering post-boy, who proceeds

when the rays of desire first vibrated through my soul. Thro' deep sanda foundering, on those tardy steeds ;

Land.-Matilda.
Mat.-Aside. Thank Heaven! I have at last found

at last found!

Co

Cas. Aside. How does this idiot woman tor - a heart which is in unison with my own. (To Cecilia.) Nee the Hebherr, " * German tragedy, in which robbery Yes, I understand you

me! What else!

the first pulsation of sentimentIn put in to the nating a the, that the whole of a German the silver tones upon the yet unsounded harp ......

Land.- I can't recollect. thulverally went upon the highway in consequence of it. Cec-The dawn life when this blossom (putting her

Cas.-Oh agony! (In a paroxysm of agil,

Waiter. See here, her name upon the travelling Noe what and Love," * German Tragedy, very severe hand upon her heart first expanded its petals to the pene- _Matilda Pottingen. anni Prime Ministers, and relaming Dukes of Brunswick. trating dart of Love! Thinkitrate performance very Judielously reprobates the

[Embracing the W Mol-Yes, the time, the golden time, when the first

Cas.-Ecstacy ! ecstacy! hrst

Lady

Land. You seem to be acquainted with the lady: tre of dermian troops for the American War in the reign of

Queen Beabeth

. These are the warnings very properly given to readers, to l'

I call her ? prnettoe which would undoubtedly have been highly dlaereditable to that wise and intrlotie Princess, beware how they Judge of what they cannot understand.

Cas.- Instantly-instantly-tell her, her loved, 10 buy wholly unnecessary, there being no American war | Thus, If the translation runa "lightning of my soul, flirura.

| long lost-tell her Mithat irtleular time tion of angle, swiphur of hell;" we should reeolleet that this is

Land.-Shall I tell her dinner is ready ? Now the stranger; or Reform fousekeeper," in which not coarse or strange in the German language, when applied

| Cas.-Do so, and in the meanwhile I will look che Anwer of these morala in bewutnally Ohustrated and bra lever to his mistress; but the English has nothing pre

my portmanteau.

(Ercant sedel ** stella, * renteel German comety, whteh ends with placing cisely parallel to the original Mulyehause Archangellchen, Scene changes to a subterraneous vault in the Am * man Audits between two wievs, like the between his two which means rather cmnation of the archangelican naturer Quedlinburgh; with Coffins, Scutcheons, Da

** hin the critte. Nothing can be more atidying than these to Smellmynkern Vankelfer, which, if literally rendered, Heads and Cross-bone.Toads, and other loan two Dramas I am shoket to hear that there are some would signiry de estudo the same adiour whereof the devil reptiles are sen traversing the obscurer parts pewne who think then ridiculoue

makvs Mannewid. See Seühttenbrich on the German Idiom. Stage, -ROGERO appears, in chains, in a suit

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Armour, with his beard grown, and a cap of a grotesque

I remained listening with a fearful and breath-drawn atFontpis his head,- Beside him a crock, or a pilcher, There first for thee my passion grew,

tention, till my ears caught broken syllables, such as “the Copposed to contain his daily allowance of sustenance.

Sweet, sweet Matilda Pottingen!

night"_"dark; ay, trust me there;" a short diabolical lug silence, during which the wind is heard to whistle Thou wast the daughter of my Tu

lor, Law Professor at the UThrough the caverns.- ROGERO rises, and comes slowly

laugh, or yell, interrupted the mysterious speaker ; my forpurd with his arms folded.

-niversity of Gottingen

heart fluttered within ne; I could hear it knock against Rog.-Eleven years! it is now eleven years since I was

-niversity of Gottingen.

my ribs. There was evidently a desperate plot of theft or first immured in this living sepulchre-the cruelty of a

murder in contemplation, and I, by my silence, was a Minister-the perfidy of a Monk-yes, Matilda! for thy

Sun, moon, and thou vain world, adieu,

mute accessary; a pause ensued, and an opportunity presakire amidst the dead, chained, coffined, confined,

That kings and priests are plotting in :
Soft! what

sented itself ; but what was I to do? a word might hare cut off from the converse of my fellow-men.

Here doom'd to starve on water gruhare we bere ? (Stumbles over a bundle of sticks. This

cost me my life. Convulsed with agitation, I listened

-el, never shall I see the Uamera is so dark, that I can scarcely distinguish the ob.

again : “ Dickens must not know of the job; he peached jects under my feet. Oh! the register of my captivity

-Diversity of Gottingen

at the last assizes." Let me see, how stands the account ?-1 Takes up the

-niversity of Gottingen.

" Ay, you was near taking a swing,

Jack.” terss them over with a melancholy air; then

A tremendous oath was here uttered aloud. After During the last stanza ROGERO dashes his head repeat. I an awful chasm, this mysterious dialogue continued, and fonds silat for a few moments as if absorbed in calcula.

edly against the walls of his prison; and, finally, 80 128.] Eleven years and fifteen days; hah! the twenty- hard as to produce a visible contusion. He then throws

I caught the following words at intervals: “ Who holds Agbth of August! How does the recollection of it vibrate himself on the floor in an agony. The Curtain drops

the lantern ? kegs, brandy, blockade !” Delusive hope ! a my beart! It was on this day that I took my last | the music still continuing to pluy, till it is wholly füllen. they might be only preparing for a smuggling transaction. leave of Matilda. It was a summer evening, her melting

Alas! how soon was I undeceived. “ What arms ?"band seemed to dissolve in mine, as I pressed her to my

(TO BE CONTINUED.]

“ Pops in prime order"_" cast the plums myself" — boson. Some demon whispered me that I should never Ete ber mpore I stood gazing on the hated vehicle which • A manifest error-since it appears from the Waiter's con- “ Ar'n't you afraid of Mother Grundy?" "No; the

as conrering ber away for ever. The tears were petrified | versation (p. 56) that Rogero was not doomed to starve on old cat loves too well a drop"-of blood, I silently ejacu. under mi ods. 'My heart was crystallized with water gruel but on peas soup; which is a much better thing. lated. They were murderers, then, indeed; I was stu. EgoDr. Abdó- I looked along the road. The diligence Possibly the length of Rogero's imprisonment had impaired

pified with horror; I heard them press closer still; the low Boed to diminish every instant. I felt my heart beat his memory; or he might wish to make things appear worse minut its prionn. as if anxious to lead out and overtake | than they really were; which is very natural. I think, in such

in such fiendish laugh smothered in their throats, but I could not Me soul whirled round as I watched the rotation of a case as this poor unfortunate gentleman's.-Printer's Devil. catch a sound of their voices, so deep was their whisper : e binder wheels. A long train of glory followed after

three words alone did I hear-three, but what volumes s, and mingled with the dust-it was the emanation of

they spoke " bury them afterwards. Finity, laminous with love and beauty, like the splen. The Bouquet.

With breathless

anxiety I waited for the reply, which was almost indisur of the setting sun-but it told me that the sun of

I have here only made a nosegay of culled flowers, and have Tots was sunk for ever. Yes, here in the depths of an

tinct—" in the gravel-pit of the wood; no chance of

brought nothing of my own but the thread that ties ther." Tal dungeon, in the nursing cradle of hell, the suburbs

ever being found out.” At these awful words, which

MONTAIGNE. perdition, in a nest of demons, where despair in vain

apparently conveyed the assurance of the performance of brooding over the putrid eggs of hope ; where agony

the bloody deed, the principle of life seemed annihilated as the embrace of death; where patience, beside the

MYSTERY

within me, my knees knocked together, a cold sweat betaulese pool of despondency, sits angling for impossi. thrie :-Jet even here, to behold her, to embrace her It was on a foggy evening, in the beginning of a late dewed me, and I nearly fell off the edge of the coach. How atita, sebether in this dark abode, amidst toads and year, that I felt a strange and incontrollable impulse to long this suspension of faculties continued I know not. On an, or in a royal palace, amidst the more loathsome witness the execution of a notorious malefactor, whose the first gleam of returning reason I found myself extended pilns of a Court, would be indifferent to me. Angels doom was fixed for the following day. Being unable to on the floor of an old-fashioned room ; a rushlight in a sh shover down their hymns of gratulation upon our as-while fiends would envy the eternity of suffering

repress my curiosity, I made instant preparations for the lantern just served to render the darkness visible, and to Soft! what air was that? it seemed å journey, as the event was to take place a considerable dis- enable me to discover that I was surrounded by groups of Tand of more than human warblings.-Again (listens tance from town. It was on one of those nights that our great coats piled into heaps, each of which sent forth a

entrely for some minutes]-Only the wind. It is well, countrymen are said to bave a more than usual penchant sonorous blast, much resembling snoring. So bewildered Feter; it reminds me of that melancholy air which has

for a halter,-wet, dark, fogsy, and miserable, the hea. was my mind, that it was a long time before I discovered atten kolaced the hours of my captivity.--Let me see Lahar the damps of this dungeon have not yet injured

vens and the earth all seemed wrapped up in one melan. that I had arrived at an inn at the place of my destinaguitar. (Takes his guitar, tunes it, and begins the choly gloom; the dogs, as they perambulated the slippery tination, and was then in the travellers'-room, which I Esing dir, with a full accompaniment of Violins from pavement, dropped their ears, and crawled along with presumed was made our dormitory, in consequence of all Ordalra.

their tails between their legs, as if labouring under the the beds in the house being engaged. In vain I endea

heaviness of the atmosphere: while men, women, and voured to settle myself to repose : the conversation I had [Air, Lanterna Magica]

children glided almost imperceptibly through the fog, like heard on the outside of the stage still rung dolefully on SONG BY ROGERO.

vague and indefinite beings of another world. Piccadilly my ears. Half sleeping, balf waking, my imagination 1.

was a city of the dead; the entrance of the Burlington conjured up the scene I fancied about to be performed. I Whene'er with haggard eyes I view

Arcade yawned like the gates of the Inferno, while the saw the victim " in my mind's eye,” sleeping in imagined This dungeon that I'm rotting in,

deep blood-tinge of the lights, through the fog, rendered security-alas! for the last time. The murderers enter I think of those companions true Who studied with me at the U

the resemblance more fearfully striking. The horns of with looks of dark determination written on their features -Diversity of Gottingen,

the coach-guards, and the shouts of the cads, seemed pro. —the instruments sharpened-their edge seemed to grate niversity of Gottingen.

ceeding from invisible beings, for not an object was dis on my ear-and in another inoment plunged in the Wept and pulls out a blue kerchief, with which he

cernible at a yard's distance. All was darkness, chaos, heart's blood of the wretched victim. I heard the partripes his cycs; gazing tenderly at it, he proceeds

and mystery. Nature and my own feelings appeared ing cry of agony sever the soul from the body. Mercia' II. Sreet kerchief, check'd with heavenly blue

equally averse to the scene I was about to view, but ful powers ! can such things be? when a groan, breath Which once my love sat knotting in !

swayed by some malevolent destiny, I persisted in my deeply drawn, convinced me I need not court my i Alas! Matilda then was true!

resolution ; and accordingly took my seat, outside, on the nation for horror. Hardly had another moment elapsed At least I thought so at the U

back of the coach, which set off immediately afterwards. ere I heard a deep sepulchral whisper, which seemed Diversity of Gottingen

Like the chariot of Phaeton, the vehicle appeared to dash strongly to resemble that I had heard on the coach_“ Are -Diversity of Gottingen.

unguided through the clouds, for neither coachman por you asleep, Jack ?” “No: its the working of that conat the repitition of this line, ROGERO clanks his chains is cadence.

horses were visible. Nor until we had reached the vene- founded"-conscience, I filled up the chasm with keeps III.

rable town of Edmonton did I appear to be in possession me awake. Such gripings"-of remorse, uttered I to Barbs! barbs! alas ! how swift you flew,

of one of my faculties, and then, what was my horror and myself-(here another groan, long and deep, served to Her neat post-waggon trotting in !

alarm at being startled by a deep and unmeaning whisper, render the climax more horrible.) “ Wer'n't you conYe bere Matilda from my view;

in a most sepulchral tone, which seemed neither addressed cerned in the job on Heath ?” Forlorn I languish'd at the U

“ All by chance." -niversity of Gottingen

to me, nor aught else that was visible. The voice was, “ How did he die ?" “ He struggled most infernally ; I -niversity of Gottingen.

evidently, close to my ear; and, oh! miserable man, I thought at first I hadn't hit the mark, but I am no iv.

could see nothing. Soon, however, a sudden jolt of the bungler; prayed for his wife and children ; told me the This faded form ! this pallid hue!

vehicle quieted my fears, by assuring me of the presence blood would be on my head ; told me he forgave me with This blood my veins is clotting in,

of another being, not a foot from me, whom the fog had all his life and heart; asked me to shake hands. I asked My years are many—they were few, When first I enter'd at the Utill now rendered effectually obscure.

his pardon ; as much as one gentlemen could do for -niversity of Gottingen

The whisper was again renewed, but the sounds, as if another in such a case (hideous levity!)-heard him -niversity of Gottingen.

in unison with the scene, were all equivocation and mystery. choke like and then-why, what then ? he kicked the

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bucket."-Heavens! what a disclosure; did I live, did I lowed to exist. If his rear-guard had been actually sta- the necessity of continuing his retreat, and in the mes breathe. and hear it given ? It was not, however, all; tioned in Lodi, instead of being so far in the rear of the time such of the patients as were convalescents

t were se the ruffian continued-“ Never sent a finer fellow out of

to main body, they might, by a protracted resistance from | forward on the road to Egypt, under the necessary

the old walls and houses, have given time for this neces- cautions for their safety. There remained an indah the world since I began on my own account; neither sary act of demolition.

number, reaching, at the greatest computation, betwe watch in his fob, nor money in his pocket; hall sorry I But though the bridge was left standing, it was swept twenty and thirty, but stated by Bonaparte himselftal did the job; only got 8s. 6d. for bis clothes; kept the by twenty or thirty Austrian pieces of artillery, whose only seven, whose condition was desperate. Their disa

m shirt myself, as I had none to wear; and my wife says thunders menaced death to any who should attempt that was the plague, and to cart

onward seemed i pass of peril. The French, with great alertness, got as threaten the army with infection; while to leave the I must dress like a gentleman; and cut up the waistcoat!

many guns in position on the left bank, and answered this behind was abandoning them to the cruelty of the Tur to make Tom a jacket. Even Ikey, who is a dab at the tremendous fire with eanal spirit. Durir

tremendous fire with equal spirit. During this cannon. by whom all stragglers and prisoners were cruelly m slaughtering business, confessed he never saw a job so ade, Bonaparte threw himself personally amongst the fire, dered, often with protracted torture. It was on this one genteelly done; not seven minutes and a half from-till in order to station two guns loaded with grape shot in such sion that Bonaparte submitted to Desgenettes, chief all was over: he looked for all the world as if he was a position, as rendered it impossible for any one to approach the medical staff, the propriety of ending the victih

for the purpose of undermining or destroying the bridge; misery by a dose of opium. The physician answere asleep; once I thought he opened his eyes-What a trigat and then calmly uroceeded to make arrangements for a with the heroism belonging to his profession, that hisi I was in!” “Who got the body ?”—(another pause.) desperate attempt.

taught him how to cure men, not how to kill them. “Determined not to be done out of my parsequites-why, His cavalry were directed to cross, if possible, at a place The proposal was agreeable to Bonaparte's principl an't I a right to my honest earnings as well as--(here wliere the Adda was said to be fordable, a task which who, advocating the legality of suicide, naturally mig occurred the name of a celebrated commander) who kills the e name of a celebrated commander) who kill they accomplished with difficulty. Meantime Napoleon believe, that if a man has a right to relieve himself or in

observed that the Austrian line of infantry was thrown lerable evils by depriving himself of life, a general or a ma fifty men where I do one? I put him in a sack, and took considerably behind the batteries of artillery which they narch might deal forth that measure to his soldiers or sale it to the Blenheim Repository ; Brooks gave me a five supported, 'in order that they might have the advantage jects, which he would think it advisable to act upon in pound note, and two of the students offered more; but I of a bending slope of ground, which afforded them shelter own case. It was consistent also with his character, rath like to be honourable.” Heaven and earth, what a dis- from the French fire. He therefore drew up a close co- to look at results than at the measures which were to pe closure!" The deed was done!” He had confessed belumn of three thousand grenadiers, protected from the ar. duce them, and to consider in many cases the end as

tillery of the Austrians by the walls and houses of the excuse for the means. " I would have desired suctia was a murderer! The blood was still clotting his hands;

48; town, and yet considerably nearer to the enemy's line of lief for myself in the same circumstances," he said I looked in his face-twas savage beyond description; a guns on the opposite side of the Adda than were their own / Warden, " To O'Meara he affirmed, “that he would wild ferocity gleamed from his sunken eyes, while a grin infantry, which ought to have protected them. The taken such a step even with respect to his own son." 1 of demoniacal meaning curled his lip, and discovered his column of grenadiers, thus secured, waited in compara- | fallacy of this reasoning is demonstrable ; but Bonapa yellow and shagged teeth. I know not what I felt at the

tive safety, until the appearance of the French cavalry, was saved from acting on it by the resistance of De who had crossed the ford, began to disquiet the flank of nettes. A

d was left to

t these unt sight of this monster; my tongue stiffened ; every drop of the Au

the Austrians. This was the critical moment which Bo- men; and the English found some of them alive, blood seemed to boil within me. Animated by a super naparte expected. A single word of command wheeled if Desgenettes had been more compliant, would have human impulse, in total disregard to my own safety, I the head of the column of grenadiers to the left, and poisoned by their physician. If Bonaparte was guly seized the miscreant by his collar,“ Wretch ! outcast! placed it on the perilous bridge. The word was given to entertaining such a purpose, whether entertained ! speak; who and what are you?” “Me, master! you

advance, and they rushed on with loud shouts of Vive la indifference to human life, or from wild and misdiras

Republique! But their appearance upon the bridge was ideas of humanity, he met with an appropriate pun need not clepch so hard; John Ketch, executioner to the

a signal for a redoubled shower of grape-shot, while, from ment in the general belief which long subsisted, tba! Sheriffs of London and Middlesex, at your service!"- the windows of the houses on the left side of the river, the deed had been actually carried into execution, not it! Shafton's Vagarics.

soldiers who occupied them poured volley after volley of persons of a few expiring wretches only, but upot 2 musketry on the thick column, as it endeavoured to force hundred men. Miot says the report was current is!

its way over the long bridge. At one time the French French army ;-Sir Robert Wilson found it crede SIR WALTER SCOTT'S NAPOLEON. grenadiers, unable to sustain this dreadful storm, appeared among their officers, when they became the English

for an instant to hesitate. But Berthier, the chief of Bosoners ;-and Count Las Casas admits it was general

naparte's staff, with Massena, L'Allemagne, and Corvini, believed by the soldiers. But though popular creea Further Extracts.

hurried to the head of the column, and by their presence eagerly receives whatever stories are marked by the he

and gallantry renewed the resolution of the soldiers, who rible and wonderful, history, on the contrary, demos THE BATTLE OF LODI.

now poured across the bridge. The Austrians had but direct evidence, and the existence of powerful motives,

one resource left; to rush on the French with the bayonet, whatever is beyond the ordinary bounds of credible This is a large town, containing twelve thousand inha-l and kill, or drive back into the Adda those who had forced The poisoning of five or six hundred men is neither bitants. It has old gothic walls, but its chief defence con- l their

er defence con their passage, before they could deploy into line, or receive managed nor easily concealed; and why should the he sists in the river Adda, which flows through it, and is

and is support from their comrades, who were still filing along the leader have had recourse to it, since, like many are crossed by a wooden bridge about five hundred feet in bridge. But the opportunity was neglected, either because ing General before him, he had only to leave the length. When Beaulieu, after the affair of Fombio, eva.

the troops, who should have executed the mapeuvre, bad for whom he had not the means of transportation? cuated Casal, he retreated to this place with about ten

ten been, as we have already noticed, withdrawn too far from poison the sick and helpless must have destroyed bis thousand men. The rest of the army was directed upon the river: or because the soldiery, as happens when they rest with the rest of his soldiers : wbereas, to be Milan and Cassano, a town situated, like Lodi, upon the repose too much confidence in a strong position, became them to their fate, was a matter too customary, a Adda Bonaparte calculated, that if he could accomplish the

panic-struck when they saw it unexpectedly carried. Or much considered as a point of necessity, to create

be it may be, that General Beaulieu, so old and so unfortu- discontent' among those, whose interest, as well as passage of the adda at Lodi, he might overtake and dis

might overtake and dis- nate, had somewhat lost that energy and presence of mind of their General, consisted in moving on as fast as por perse the remainder of Beaulieu's army, without allowing

hout allowing which the critical moment demanded. Whatever was the Again, had such a horrible expedient been had reta

his the veteran time to concentrate them for farther resistance cause. the French rushed on the artillerymen, from whose to, it could not have escaped the knowledge of our in Milan, or even for rallying under the walls of the strong

of the strong fire they had lately suffered so tremendously, and unsup. Smith, who would not have failed to give the bord fortress of Mantua. The judgment of the French general

ported as they were, had little difficulty in bayoneting publicity, were it only to retaliate upon Bonaparte was in war not more remarkable for seizing the most ad. zig. the most ad. them.

scandalous accusations which he had circulated age vantageous moment of attack, than for availing himself to

The Austrian army now completely gave way, and lost the English. But though he mentions various comp! the very uttermost of victory when obtained. The quick- l in their retreat (annoved as it was by the French cavalry which the prisoners made against their Generale sighted faculty and power of instant decision with which

upwards of twenty guns, a thousand prisoners, and per- | though he states himself to have found seven men nature had endowed him, bad, it may be supposed, pro. haps two thousand wounded and slain.

in the hospitals at Jaffa, (being apparently the very vided beforehand for the consequences of the victorv ere it

victory ere it Such was the famous passage of the Bridge of Lodi; sons whom it had been proposed to despatch by opid was yet won, and left no room for doubt or hesitation when achieved with such skill and gallantry, as gave the victor he says not a word of what he would doubtless have his hopes had become certainties. We have already re. the same character for fearless intrepidity, and practical not unwillingly, had there been ground for believing marked that there have been many commanders, who, talent in actual batile, which the former part of the cam Neither, among the numerous persons to whom the after an accidental victory, are so much at a loss what is next to be done, that while they are hesitating, the golden paign had gained him as a most able tactician.

must be known. has any one come forward since IR

parte's fall, who could give the least evidence to aut moinents pass away unimproved; but Bonaparte knew as / NAPOLEON ACQUITTED OF POISONING THE SICK 1 Hicate the report

ticate the report otherwise than as a rumour, that well how to use, as how to obtain advantages.

AT JAFFA.

sprung out of the unjustifiable proposal which had in Upon the ioth day of May, attended by his best generals, The retreat from Acre was conducted with equal skill been made to Desgenettes, but never acted upon. and heading the choicest of his troops, Napoleon pressed and secrecy, though Bonaparte was compelled to leave forward towards Lodi. About a league from Casal, he behind his heavy cannon, which he either buried or threw | Miot gives a melancholy, but too true a pictu encountered the Austrian rear-guard, who had been left, into the sea.

chen on a retreat, re But by a rumour which once prevailed in indifference with which soldiers, when on a retreat it would appear, at too great a distance from their main the French army, he was alleged to have taken a far more to keep up with the march. He describes a man, a

the sufferings of those whose strength does not enadie body. The French had no difficulty in driving these extraordinary measure of preparation for retreat, by de. by the fear of being left to the cruelties of the Turks, troops before them into the town of Lodi, which was but stroying with opium the sick in the hospitals. who could | ing up his knapsack, and staggering after the slightly defended by the few soldiers whom Beaulieu had not march along with the army.

which he belonged, while his glazed eye, uncertain mu left on the western or right side of the Adda. He had

and stumbling pace, excited the fears of some, and th

This transaction is said to have taken place under the cule of others." His account is made up," said one also neglected to destroy the bridge, although he ought following circumstances :_The siege of Acre being raised comrades, as he reeled about amongst them like a rather to have supported a defence on the right bank of on the 20th of May. 1799. the French army retreated to " He will not make a long march of it," said abot the river (for which the town afforded many facilities) till Jaffa, where their military hospitals had been established to rise, the observation, that "he had taken up his qu

| when, after more than one fall, he at length became the purpose of destruction was completed, than have all during the siege. Upon the 27th, Bonaparte was under was all the moan which it was thought necessary to

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The Traveller.

{ with clay-mortar; between each layer of bricks is one the grass is good they will sometimes stop and wrestle. of reeds. The summit is traversed throughout by large The big boys generally advance by playing at leap.

channels formed by the rain. In walking, we stepped on irog; the little urchins run on before to gain time to RUINS OF BABYLON.

several pieces of alabaster, and on a vitreous substance re. stand upon their heads; while the maidens,' sometimes

sembling glass. We saw great quantities of ornamental pleased and sometimes offended with what happens, (From Capt. Keppe?'s Overland Journey from Indiu to England.)

and other kinds of pottery. There were vast numbers of smile or scream as circumstances may require. As entire kiln-burnt bricks, which were all 14 inches square,

which were al 14 inches square. the different members of the group approach their reIn the evening we arrived at a caravanserai called Mo. and three thick. On many were inscribed those unknown

spective cottages, their numbers, of course, diminish,boxel. Within a mile of it is the bed of a large canal,

characters resembling arrow heads. so remarkable in the 1 and the individual who lives farthest from the mines, and near it a considerable mound of bricks. Mr. Hart ruins of Babylon and Persepolis. The freshness of the

like the solitary survivor of a large family, performs the aged some of our servants picked up two or three copper

inscriptions was astonishing, appearing to have been re- last few yards of his journey by himself. On arriving at cartons, but they were so thickly incrusted with verdigris, cently stanıped, instead of having stood the test of upwards

home, the first employment is to wheel a small cask in a the the impressions were undecipherable. I found a of 4000 years. From the mode in which the bricks are

light barrow for water-and as the cottages are built to brick, with an inscription in the arrow-headed characters :

disposed in this, and several other ruins, it is evident that. I follow the fortunes and progress of the mine, it often hapas coated with a vitrified or bituminous substance, of

with some exceptions, the great buildings of Babylon were pens that the miner has three miles to go ere he can fill e ard .composition that I broke the brick in attempting

composed of sun-burnt bricks, and coated with bricks bis cask. As soon as the young men have supped, they caip it off. burnt in the furnace.

generally dress themselves in their holiday.clothes, a suit From this place the ruins of the once mighty Babylon are

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The mound was full of large holes : we entered some of better than the working-clothes in which they walk to the istractly visible, presenting the appearance of a number

them, and found them strewed with the carcasses and mines, but not so good as their Sunday.clothes. In fact, Sarregular and misshapen hills. Fourteen miles to the

skeletons of animals recently killed. The ordure of wild the holiday-clothes are the Sunday.clothes of t year, E. EN.E. is the Tower of Babel, now known by the name lhe beasts was so strong, that prudence got the better of cu.

and thus, including his underground flannels, every CorNimrod's Tower. The Divine predictions against Ba.

. riosity, for we had no doubt of tbe savage pature of the nish miner generally possesses four suits of clothes. lan kave been so literally fulfilled in the appearance of

inhabitants. Our guides, indeed, told us, that all the "The Sunday is kept with great attention. A mining te rains, that I am disposed to give the fullest signifi.

| ruins abounded in lions, and other wild beasts : so literally community, male and female, are remarkably well dressed, co to the words of Jeremiah, that “ The broad walls has the Divine prediction h alls has the Divine prediction been fulfilled, that “wild beasts

and as they come from the church or meetings, there is Babylon shall be utterly broken." We are told by l of the deserts

of the desert should lie there; that their houses should be certainly no labouring class in England at all equal to ras surrounded by a very wide full of doleful creatures that wild beasts of the islands them in appearance; for they are naturally good-looking. deep trench, with the earth of which the wall was shall cry in their desolate houses.” (Isaiah xiii, 21, and

Working away from sun and wind, their complexions are Estructed: this wall was 200 cubits, or 800 feet high. 29

never weather-beaten, and often ruddy; they are naturally hen Darius took Babylon, being exasperated against the

a cheerful people, and, indeed, when one considers bow sabitants for the resistance they had shown him, he re.

many hours they pass in subterraneous darkness, it is not and their wall, from its original height, to 50 cubits.

Miscellanies.

surprising that they should look upon the sunshine of the oba dbject was, evidently, to incapacitate the proud city

Sabbath as a signal, not only of rest, but of high and Bon again opposing him, it is highly probable that he re

CORNISH MINERS.

active natural enjoyment." kl de xench with the earth which had been taken from The work of destruction did not stop here. Xerxes, In the last number of the Quarterly Review is a very

OH, MY EYE AND BETTY MARTIN ! Neturning from his ill-fated Grecian expedition, is said good article on the Mining Companies, and the ridiculous (From the Liverpool Mercury of Dec. 23, 1814, vol. iv.) have levelled the remaining part of the wall. This project of introducing the Cornish mining system into | America. In that article the following account of the in some whimsical perversion of language or of fact. Si.

Many of our most popular vulgarisms have their origin one, who lived in the fourth century of the Christian Cornish miners occurs:

Martin is one of the worthies in the Romish calendar ; States, that the wall was still standing ; nevertheless,

“Early in the morning the scene becomes animated. and a form of prayer to him begins with these words,

n reach.

From the scattered cottages, as far as the eye can reach, de redaction of Xerxes must have been very considerable.

Oh! mihi beate Martine," which, by some desperate

fellow, who was more prone to punning than praying, has From the time of Jerome do mention is made of Babylon men, women, and children of all ages begin to creep out;

furnished the plebeian phrase so well known in the modern 11 sercral centuries, in which interval it is probable that

| and it is curious to observe them all converging like bees circles of horse laughter. et retained of the wall must have contributed to the towards the small hole at which they are to enter their olding of the numerous cities which have been formed mine. On their arrival, the women and children, whose

The Philanthropist. Pof hese ruins.

duty it is to dress or clean the ore, repair to the rough March 26.-At daylight we quitted Mohowel, from

al from

shed

sheds under which they work, while the men, baving i teh place the ruins of Babel commence, though they stripped and put on their underground clothes, (which are

The following most important article is repeated not of a nature to merit particular notice.

from the Mercury at the pressing solicitation of coarse flannel dresses,) one after another descend the seve. At eight

many of our readers. Its disclosure are of so exBlick ve arived at the first ruin of any magnitude: it is ral shafts of the mine, by perpendicular ladders, to their

by the natives the Mujillibec, or "overturned.” In respective levels or galleries, one of which is nine hundred traordinary a nature, that we trust our magistrates Linas visited by Pietro della Valle, who, not having

and ninety feet below the level of the ocean. As soon as will deem them worthy of investigation.-In conRined the vast kuin of the opposite bank of the river,

they have all disappeared, a most remarkable stillness sequence of an interview with the individual who posed it to be the Tower of Babel. The form of the prevails—scarcely a human being is to be seen."

communicated the particulars of an infamous and illibee may have been originally square; but owing! In the evening the same persons are seen

horrible system, which disgraces the town and the bably to time and the operation of weather, it is now 1 “ Issuing in crowds from the different holes or shafts

country, we have received from him a note, in e. The sides face the cardinal point of the compass., around-hot, dirty, and jaded ; each with the remainder

which he details more particulars, and offers to 12 to the north and south are upwards of 200 paces in of his bunch of candies hanging at the bottom of his fian. produce, if necessary, twenty witnesses to the truth R; that to the east 180; and that to the west 136. nel garb. As soon as the mea come to grass they repair

of his extraordinary statements. Amongst these etiche is very irregular. To the south-east it rises to the engine-house, where they generally leave their un.

witnesses is a young woman whom it was atderground clothes to dry, wash themselves in the warm pleet. It is well worthy of observation, that in Pietro

tempted to ensnare.--Edit. Kal. Valle's time the altitude of this building was 200 / water of the engine-pool, and put on their clothes, which L and the base measured 2600.ma circumstance proving are always exceeding decent. By this time the maidens

DEEPLY INTERESTING TO THE PUBLIC. he and little boys have also washed their faces, and the whole remarks we have before made, of the liability of the and deylonian ruins to a gradual decrease ; for, in the space party migrate across the felds in groups, and in different The subject of the following article is of a most 200 years, this mound has diminished 60 feet in height, directions to their respective homes. Generally speaking,

delicate nature, and one that we should be most loath rd dealy 500 in circumference. Let us suppose the de.

they now look so clean and fresh, and seem so happy, that Toke of the rain in each preceding century to be only one would scarcely fancy they had worked all day in dark. / to approach, could we reconcile it to our notions of JUT of what I have stated, and the size of the original res and confinement. The old men, however, tired with our duty to ourselves and our neighbours to pass it nilding would exceed the accounts of any ancient

ancient their work, and sick of the follies and vagaries of the out. over in silence. Although we have communicated it

side and the inside of this mining world, plod their way in in the editorial phraseology, the facts were communiThe western side, by which we ascended, though the

sober silence-probably thinking of their supper. The cated by a correspondent, who, although he is not ovat, in the most remarkable, as it shows more distinctly younger men proceed talking and laughing, and where much in the habit of writing with accuracy, can feel Le form of the structure. The mound appears to be a * Sixteen hundred persons are employed in the Consoli.

indignant at the flagrant iniquity.which he wishes to wid maase. It is composed of sun-dried bricks, cemented

dated Mines.

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