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pense the Crown vassals incurred in being compelled said. Rycliffe, “and now I constitute thee lord paramount his presence had ceased, the warden again knelt, a partly to support the officers of the court of Common of this habitation, to go and come, fetch and carry, at the began the solemn and beautiful service of the Church Pleas. bidding of this pair, thy master and mistress.”

England. With him knelt youth and beauty, old a Section fifth.–For the better administration of justice, Timothy grinded, and cried, “ Well, I shouldna' wish and ugliness, the soul which had never before quaile the King grants that no man shall be made Justice, Sherif, to sarve a nicer couple. Marry, were it na' fa' th' plaguy and the body which, until now, had never felt diseas Constable, or Bailiff, unless he is sufficiently versed in the plague, I should e'en be contented to leave Giles Philpot's In humbleness of spirit, and with softened hearts, did et luw; that no bailiff shall, on his own assertion, and without sarvice, and tak up my station here."

congregation utter the responses to the minister; a witnesses, put a man in law; and, that as itinerant “Now, bestir thee then," cried Rycliffe, “and attend many a bright eye was filled with tears, and many justices made their progresses at very uncertain periods, us to the church whither we now go.” Rycliffe then in- blooming cheek grew pale, as with an earnest and mour two justices shall be sent into every county four times formed Fitzosborne and Alice of the meeting in the church, ful voice the venerable minister uttered the words, « pret a yearwho, with the aid of four Knights shall hold and his determination to go thither.” “And we will go,” plague, pestilence, and famine, Good Lord, deliver u Assizes of Darien Presentment, Mort d’Ancester, and said Alice, rising from her seat, “and we will go and Thousands of voices uttered the responses; thousands Novel Desseisin." These are useful provisions ; but they mingle our prayers with the assembled congregation. voices re-echoed through the sacred house of God; the only rectify abuses ;—they do not add to the liberties of Perchance the supplication of the people may turn away sands of sorrowful hearts heaved, as with truth and sit the subject. With the exception of the clauses respecting Heaven's wrath from this plague-stricken town.” rity; the whole of the inhabitants of Manchester cris the two justices and four knights, it only places the ad. “ Perchance so," muttered Rycliffe; “ but let us away, “ From plague, pestilence, and famine, Good Lord, d ministration of justice on the same basis as it was in the ere the prayers begin."

liver us." days of the Conqueror : and even the jurisdiction of the Fitzosborne and Alice rose, and the latter having thrown For a moment the sound of the voice of supplicatia new tribunal extended only to the vassals of the Crown- over her person a rich crimson velvet hood, they bent their floated through the long aisles of the church, and then gr as, in a former case, the vast majority of the people were steps towards the church, followed by Rycliffe

, Bokanky dually died away. The congregation lay prostrate on ti no ways affected by it. To the King it mattered not who bringing up the rear. As they again crossed the market- earth, and deep and audible sobs burst from many a fu administered justice, as he could derive no revenue (which place, their course was impeded by the vast concourse of bosom and many a manly heart. Again and again dià e was his main object) either through the agency of one versed people thronging towards the same place as themselves. broken-hearted and fear-stricken people murmur, "- PR in the law, or one ignorant of it. In the days of John Our pedestrians stopped not to observe their neighbours, plague, pestilence, and famine, Good Lord, deliver e the expenses incurred by law-suits were trifling; and, but in silence speeded onwards, and soon entered the and deep and woeful sobs burst from them as they cel with the exception of the King's court, at London, the church of Manchester.

nued prostrate in the dust. Monarch derived no revenue from the courts of law. In 1605 the church was a lofty stone building, consist. Once again did the minister utter the supplication, Thus the fifth section of Magva Charta grants no new li- ing of a choir, two side aisles, and a large space occupied again burst from the people the response: again all berties to the subject; it merely confines itself to rectifying by transverse seats and benches, and a pulpit, in which the came silent, and nought was heard, save stifled sobs abuses, without contemplating, in the slightest degree, the service of the church was performed. It was into this lat. groans. extension of liberty.

ter part of the church, the party we have introduced to our At this moment, when every eye was bent on the ea End of Chapter Sixth.

readers now entered. Fitzosborne and Alice seated them a voice that made the church re-echo exclaimed, "

selves on a rude bench, at a small distance from the pulpit, do ye thus, sinful and perverse generation ; why do • Darien Presentment--a recognition to discover who pre while Rycliffe, attended by Bokanky, stationed himself at thus humble yourselves before Baal? Have not I, ami sented the last parson to a church. the last possessor was seized of land demesne in his own fee. the farther extremity of the church.

dab Armitage, proclaimed unto ye, that unless ye put af Novel Desseisinwhether the claimant had been unjustly dis- The whole of the population of Manchester, of all the evil ones which are amongst ye, surely shall se pa seised of his freehold.

sexes and degrees, were now assembled in the church, in your ungodliness ?"
to offer up their prayers to the Almighty, that he would The congregation sprung from the ground in terries

be pleased to stay the terrible and wide-spreading plague, alarm, and gazed wildly on the personage who thos Tales, Romances, &c.

which speedily threatened to annihilate the once pros- nounced upon them the vengeance of Heaven. Aminad

perous and happy inhabitants of a now wretched, dis- Armitage stood in the centre of the church, exactly or ORIGINAL]

eased, and devoted town. Scarcely bad Fitzosborne and site the pulpit ; he was a tall, but dreadfully emad

Alice offered up their silent prayer to the throne of Heaven, figure, clothed in a suit of rusty black, cut in the THE PLAGUE OF MANCHESTER, when the solemn swell of the organ proclaimed the ap- primitive fashion; on his head was a large steeple A ROMANCE.

proach of the minister of God. Every brow was raised in beneath which flowed his long, lank, black hair;

expectation, and every eye was turned towards the pulpit, his chin was fastened what seemed a resemblance ! BY EDGAR ATHELING.

as with feeble and tottering steps the Rev. John Dee, bands worn by the clergymen of the Church of Engl warden of the church, entered its sacred precincts. The and by his side was girded a long and heavy sword rest of the ministers of the church, six in number, had filed eyes rolled with all the wildness of insanity, and

ere the plague was known to exist in Manchester ; but clenched hands he stood pausing, to mark the impre “ The malison of Heaven doth rest upon thee. he, the most aged and most dignified of them all, preferred his words had made on the inhabitants of Manch Thou art curs’d." - Old Play.

remaining with his flock in their hour of peril, to basely These latter recognised in Aminadab Armitage one of

forsaking the charge committed to his care by the God of Puritans who, even at the time of the plague of Man At the same time a number of the inhabitants emerged heaven. It was at the command of this venerable man ter, existed in considerable numbers. Aminadab had from their abodes, and hurried towards the church. that the inhabitants of Manchester were now assembled in striven to turn the people from what he called thei “ Whence arises this summons ?” said he to one of the in the church, and though bent with age, and on the brink ways, but his endeavours had been treated with rid habitants, “and why do ye hasten towards the church?” of the grave, John Dee now proposed, for perhaps the last and contempt, and he had been exposed to conside

“ We go to supplicate the Almighty touching our pre- time, to offer up his prayers to Heaven in the church of persecution on account of his religious tenets sent dreadful state," said the person he interrogated; then Manchester. For a moment the aged minister knelt in operating on a brain by no means of the first order casting a terrified look on Rycliffe, be sped forwards. silent adoration before his Maker, then raising himself, produced a kind of insanity, by reason of which he fa

“ Methinks ye act wisely," muttered Rycliffe, “ for he gazed mournfully on the assembled congregation. His himself a prophet sent by God, to denounce the veng assuredly your sole aid is in the mercy of Heaven.” He aged eyes were filled with tears, as he bebeld the youth of Heaven upon the inhabitants of Manchester for now arrived at the door of Alice Hardman's house, and and beauty assembled beneath, now prostrate in the dust, sins and wickednesses. commanding Bokanky to follow him, he entered. He and supplicating Heaven to spare them yet a little longer. Such was the person who, standing on one of the be found Fitzosborne still endeavouring to console the weep. And to the eyes of youth and beauty, the warden seemed before mentioned, again prepared to address the of ing Alice; to whom addressing himself, and presenting a fit instrument to intercede with them for the purpose of gation. “ Have I not,” continued he, "proclaimed Timothy, he exclaimed,

gaining the pardon and mercy of God. For never did a ye, O inhabitants of Manchester, that unless ye rep “ Lady, I have brought bither a servant, who, I trust, more venerable or saint-like man gaze on his flock, than and turned from the evil of your ways, ye shouk will execute his office well and faithfully. What sayest he who now gazed on the inhabitants of Manchester. come as the cities of the Plain, yea, even as Sodon thou, valorous Bokanky ?"

The few gray hairs straggling over his bright, bald crown; Gomorrah, whom the Lord destroyed for their sins ? Timothy, who was marvellously well pleased with the the pale, wrinkled countenance, and dim blue eyes; the lo! hath not the Lord sent amongst ye a grievous pl house and its inmates, ejaculated,

withered hand, clasped as if in supplication; and the snow. which doth pow afflict ye unto death ? And surely wi “Of a truth, I conna promise as bow I can do so much, white vestments which concealed the rest of his person, cut off all ye who have sinned against him, and persey but if I dunna do whatsoe'er I can, my name's not Ti- gave the Rev. John Dee a look more of the world which the prophet whom he sent to warn ye; even I, Amin mothy Bokanky."

is to come, than that in which he at present abode. Armitage, whom the Lord hatb chosen to be the mit “ Well, well, thou wilt answer our present purpose,” | When the solemn peal of the organ which announced of his will."

CHAPTER IV.

LATE ASCENT TO MONT BLANC.

All these words, even in the house of God, a loud laugh

The Traveller.

Natural History. carst from one of the congregation, and a voice cried, Tush, tbon most egregious ass; have I not known thee

PORTUGUESE MAN OF WAR. con childhood ? and hast thou not always been a fool ? hy, not even thine own mother could make thee dis

There is a description of the beautiful and extraordinary tinguish thy right hand from thy left! Beshrew me, if (Extract of a letter from an English Artist now on the Continent.) insect known by this name in the last number of the North

American Review, derived from a memoir of Dr. Tilosias, thou dost not instantly depart, I will surely do thee some

who accompanied M. de Krusenstein in his voyage round bodily barm."

The sth of July now finds us in the celebrated vale of the world." This worm, between six and eight inches in The person from whom these words proceeded was a Chamouny, with the Glaciers and Mont Blanc in view. length, has seemingly the skill of an experienced navigastout fat batcher, with even at this time a ruddy, healthy, This latter object, far seen and far famed, gives an in. tor, and is in itself a little ship. Its evolutions are accord. and good-humoured countenance ; his large hand was terest to whatever relates to it

. On our arrival at the inn ing to the winds; it raises and lowers its sail, which is a

at Chamouny, we were told that two Englishmen had membrane provided with elevating and depressing organs. desped

, and, with a threatening look, he was shaking it started yesterday morning, at nine o'clock, to make the When filled with air it is so light that it swims on the surat Amioadab, when the latter, with an almost frenzied perilous journey to the top of the mountain, with nine face of alcohol, and is, at the same time, provided with a voice, exclaimed,

guides, making in all eleven, and it had first been ob- structure which furnishes it with the necessary ballast. * The Lord hath chosen me to be his servant, and to served through a telescope in the inn that two had actually when high winds would endanger its existence it descends groclaim unto the inhabitants of Manchester the punish. The glass I got hold of at an upper window; and,

after tubes which extend twenty feet in length, and are so elas. reached the summit

. All eyes were now on the alert. into the deep. From the under side of the body proceed ment of their sins. Lo, he hath revealed unto me that adjusting and shifting it about, observed with minute tic and delicate that they wind in a spiral form like a screw, theu, Ralph Pearson, sbalt surely die. Hast thou not per- attention, on the side of the summit, some small black serving at once as anchors, defensive and offensive weapons, recuted the chosen of the Lord ? Hath not thine hand objects, that, by degrees, changed their places, and by a pucunnatic

tubes and feelers. The insect has the colours been heavy upon his servants? Hath not thy sins cried aloud progress very slow but perceptible, appeared advancing of the rainbow. Its crest, which performs the office of a Heaten? And hath not the Lord hearkened unto the ject of intense curiosity, and, by turns, each saw and bore a rosy border, and swells with the winds, or at the animal's

upwards. To all the people in the house this was a sub- sail, is intersected with pink and blue veins, trimmed with Dice of his prophet, Aminadab Armitage? Lo, thy time witness to the phenomenon. I counted to the number of pleasure. The fibres contain a viscous matter, which has ade; the arrows of death have stricken thee, and here, nine : a party of four were in advance in a group, with the property of stinging like nettles, and produces pustules. fore the high altar of Baal, shalt thou perish. The one a-head, while others, two and two, lagged considerably It acts so strongly that vessels in which they have been avy displeasure of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt behind. As they were proceeding from us, their move kept for a time, must be repeatedly washed before they in thy sids. The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth we saw

them reach the summit, where, little as they ing them or the rest of the insect of the principle of life;

ment was slow and little perceived ; onwards, however, can be used. These fibres may be cut off without deprivTengeance; he shall wash his footsteps in the blood of scemed, they were nearly lost in the deep blue sky. Even and the separation takes place spontaneously, whenever tgodly."

the last two, lingering, stopping, and resting, approached the glutinous matter comes in contact with a hard surface, The Puritan paused, and fixedly regarded the personage as it to receive them. The whole number having thus dangerous enemies in small dolphins and medesæ, against

at last the top, where we could see the others re-appear, like the sides of a glass globe. The insect has, however, whom he thus denounced the vengeance of Heaven. gained the top of Mont Blanc, the highest point in which neither its nautical skill nor its poison can defend it.” de bacher, before the appearance of Aminadab, had Europe, perhaps the highest point

on earth, the insig: In stricken with the plague, and, rapid and destructive nificant powers of man have ever enabled him to reach We have copied the preceding from the Atlas, from which a in progress, the scourge of the inhabitants of Manches (which, though often attempted, has, it is said, not been we also transcribe the following original communication on 20F ended the mortal career of Ralph Pearson. reached before above six times often

attended with loss the same subject, addressed to the editor of that journal : antly bad he heard the fearful denunciation of the half. man.) A short half hour seemed to satisfy them with lumn of Gleanings, and the sixth paragraph, you give,

“SIR,-In your paper of the 19th instant, in your coAtad Puritan, than, giving a fearful groan, he fell on the their unwonted elevation, when we saw them begin to as an extract from an American Review, a partial descriper of the church, and instantly expired. With the look descend.

tion of an animal belonging to the class vermes of the nilation of a demoniac, Aminadab again raised his sepul- . 26th

--To-day all was expectation ; and at nine o'clock. Systema Naturæ of Linnæus. May it not prove equally til voice, and exclaimed, -" Lord, thou hast hearkened their nine guides, and a boy who had gone with them for ther details of this subject of natural history from authority no my voice; thou art well pleased with thy servant, his own pleasure, arrived.

of recent date, and from one not a mere superficial oband the ungodly has perished in his iniquity!"

They had, on the 24th, reached the usual resting server of the beauties of nature ? The assembled congregation gave a loud and fearful at the head of the Glaciers, by the side of which they the class above named: it is of the genus holothuria, and

place, La Grande Mullee. This is a black ridge of rocks " The animal alluded to belongs to the second order briek as they beheld the death of Ralph Pearson, and ascended, and which they had much fatigue and risk in species physalis ; and must be pretty well known to every bloks of dismay and terror did they now regard the crossing to obtain. At the Grande Mullee they stopped Observer of nature who has crossed the Atlantic Ocean.

pposed prophet : what was simply the effect of the for the night under a tent, which they took with them, in This attractive little sailor we have often seen and admired gue

, they firmly believed to be the immediate vengeance which, with blankets, &c. they were warm and comfort. in our ship's course; and particularly in latitude 9° 2' N. e Almighty, and they were now disposed to regard around them. On the 25th, at day break, they proceeded closer examination, and the following notes were made at

able, disturbed only by the noise of avalanches falling all and 23° 31' W. longitude, several were taken up for aindab Armitage as the sole means by which they up a valley of snow, then took a new route, by which the moment. Weet the dreadful scourge that at present afflicted they escaped the dangers which had destroyed those men "The body is eliptically ovate, gently arched, and form.

who had made a similar attempt before. As they got ing a curve, the greatest depth of which is an inch and a The warden, who in silence had beheld the scene just treme; their pulses beat high;

some were seized with other, four inches; the sides are convex, one side

more towards the top, their fatigue and weakness became ex. half, and the width or span, from one extremity to the pieled, with a feeble aod tremulous voice now addressed head-ache, spitting of blood, and bleeding at the nose; produced than the other ; the dorsal curve is of a bright Puritan :

others with loss of appetite, and one even with vomiting; Orange red, with numerous perves or short radii of the same Sizfal man,” said he, “why camest thou hither to all breathed with difficulty, and required frequent rests. colour diverging from it. When the body is inflated it 18 put the prayers of the inhabitants of Manchester, or to was the only one nearly exempted from these symptoms are of a rich purple, and froin the anterior, or what may

Mr. Hawes, who is a stout little fellow, of twenty years, diaphonous; the two attenuate extremities of the curve Rute with thy blasphemies the tabernacle of the Most On the top the air was cold beyond belief; but the view be considered the head, proceed numerous cirii, or spiral

Knowest thou not that the days of prophecy have seemed to comprehend every thing; they appeared high tentacula of unequal lengths, from one to thirty inches or and that in the Scriptures is contained all that man above every object: saw on one side the Lake of Geneva, more: some of these are white, but much the greater losow or learn for his soul's salvation ? Depart, I Neufchatel, and the

Jura Mountains ; but the clearest number are of the same beautiful purple above mentioned,

and most beautiful was on the side of Savoy and Italy : and all pendent from the under surface of the body. bage thee, from amongst us, lest it be that the words the Appenines, the Mediterranean, and France, known These appendages, by which the animal discriminates the

na speakest bring down the displeasure of God upon a to be in sight from Mont Blanc, were not then sustenance on which it feeds, are in incessant action, conska-hearted and fear-stricken people." visible.

tracting and extending their spiral threads to unknown * Johan Dee," returned the Puritan, “thou art an high- facility, compared with the ascent.

At three o'clock they began to descend; a matter of depths. The white tentacula 'already noticed terminate

At six they gained in a circular concave sucker : tour of the number are xof Baal ? Hath not thy dealings with the evil one their resting place on the Grande Mullee. They here re. broader than the rest, and appear as if formed to enable Niced this plague; and art not thou he who must die, mained for the night, which was wet and cold; and the the animal to attach itself to substances it may come in este of thy transgressions ? Lo, I accuse thee of inter- noise of the avalanches, always most frequent in rain, had contact with. Two or three of these Portuguese men of sue with Satan ; thy knowledge surpasses the knowledge much the effect of continued thunder. This morning they war were kept in a bucket of sea-water during one whole Rat, and there is not on earth one who can compete were tied, two or three together, in a chain of ropes, to beauty of its colours.

had again to cross the glaciers; to facilitate which, they day, without losing the transparency of the body or the with thee. Surely thine hour is come, and te, even

secure them in crossing the deep crevices between the ice; “ It was observed that when the surface of the sea was Nie, who gavest thee thy knowledge, must now receive and the danger being thus past, they reached Chamouny smooth, and the ship made but little way through the wae for ever and ever. Seize him," continued he, turn to breakfast, having finished the journey without loss, ter, that these little sailors were each followed by two or to the congregation, " seize him, and hew him to without hurt, and apparently without over fatigue; but three small fishes, from two to five inches in length, and before the Lord. So shall the plague be stayed, which they said they would never advise any one again to not unlike the pilot fish, so famed as the shark's precursor :

attempt. Every circumstance was favourable, but they these differ, however, in the greater length of their pectoheary displeasure sball no more rest upon ye." thought neither the view nor the fame could at all com- ral fins, and the caudal fin being deeply forked. END OF CHAPTER IV.

pensate for the danger and pain of their undertaking. Greenwich, Aug. 20, 1827."

" A SUBSCRIBER.

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Poetry.

LOVE.

"Love-we paint him as a child, When he should sit a giant on his clouds, The great disturbing spirit of the world!"-Croly.

No! paint no more in sportive form
The giant ruler of the storm!
Paint him no more with roses crowned,
But with the deadly nightshade bound;
The tear upon his wasted cheek
The tale of agony to speak,
And hectic with its fitful ray
That seeks to beautify decay !
Paint him where cypress sheds its gloom,
A shadow hastening to the tomb ;
With Pity, weeping by his side,
And Hope, the heart's betraying guide.
Or paint him on the blasted plain,
Or on the storm-resounding main ;
Or captive 'mid a host of foes,
But never, never in repose;
For Love, the living and the true,
Ne'er yet the lot propitious drew ;
A lonely wanderer doom'd of Fate,

Or ne'er confest, or own'd' too late.
Liverpool.

G.

Was it in sad or playful mood,

****!! that thou these lines didst trace ?
Would that beside thee I had stood,

To read their meaning in thy face.
It could not be that I, whose brow,

Though yet in manhood's early stage,
Doth, as thou knowest, deeply show

The furrows of a riper age ;
I, whom not seldom thou hast found

With sadness o'er my features stealing,
Even when thy thrilling laugh sent round

The tide of rich, delightful feeling ;
I, whose heart's bitterness is not

Some bubbling, fitful, noisy thing-
Soon born, and soon to be forgot,-

But a deep, full, perennial spring ;
Which, from its depths but sorrow bringing ;

One course shall keep until it be
Changed to a well of water, springing

Up into immortality.
*****! I say thou couldst not deem

That I, thus disciplined, am one,
Of perfect bliss on earth to dream,

A thornless rose beneath the sun !
Did'st mean, then, by these lines that thou,

Whose looks, words, motions, tones, were wont To seem the constant overflow

From a glad heart's unfailing fount ? Didst mean that thou, from the fresh wreck

Of some long-cherished hope most dear, Hast learned how vain it is to seek

For one unmingled pleasure here? Dear moralist ! if such, indeed,

The feelings, thoughts, that thou would'st speak; If thou hast leaned upon a reed,

And found that reeds are frail, and break : Not, *****! in the worldling's strain,

Would I, whom thou hast called thy friend,
Tell thee some fragile prop again

To try ;-I would not bid thee bend.
Thy steps, where fools their moments spend,

Seeking what none shall ever find,
In earth-born joys, that earthward tend,

Peace-peace for the immortal mind!
No: though I be a groveller here,

Ambition's slave, and mammon's tool, Hugging the galling chains I wear,

While my soul hates them, spell-bound fool! Yet, as thy friend, I counsel thee :

Give thy thoughts room ; oh, let them leave This scene of ceaseless vanity,

And mount where hope can ne'er deceive : For hope is needless and unknown,

Where bliss, in one “ eternal now,” Fills the whole presence of the throne,

And all the hosts that round it bow. August 19, 1827.

Mille petits oiseaux épars sous la feuillée Appellent en chantant leur famille éveillée. Les chiens jappent, les beufs mugissent, les chevaux De leurs henissemens font bruire les côteaux, Et de cent mille voix la confuse harmonie Atteste le réveil de la terre endormie. Quel tableau ravissant s'offre alors à mes yeux ! Quel peintre imiterait ce mouvement des cieus, Ce jour, d'abord douteux, qui s'accroit, de colore, Qui fait qu'on apperçoit sans distinguer encore, Qui répand par degrès la forme, les couleurs, Rougit l'azur des cieux, tepeint l'émail des fleurs, Et déroule en marchant så robe de lumière Sur les monts, les vallons, et la nature entière. Quel spectacle ! et quel trouble amollit tous mes sens, Quand, surprenant l'Aurore et ses charmes naissans, Je m'égare à pas lents sous les routes mi-sombres De ces bois mélangés de lumières et d'ombres ! J'erre, un livre à la main, mon chien à mon côté, Mon chien, mon vieil ami, le seul qui m'est resté! J'admire ce matin frais, rayonnant, superbe : Tour brille: un diamant pend à chaque brin d'herbe, Dans les airs, sous les eaux, sur les monts, dans les bal Tout vit, parle, se meut, se ranime à la fois, Et la nature attend dans son habit de fête Le Dieu resplendissant dont le réveil s'appréte. Il parait.... Mais je vois que vous n'écoutez pas : Quoi, d'un tableau si frais seriez-vous déjà las ! Aimez-vous mieux me suivre aux rives des fontaines, Languissamment couché sous l'ombrage des chênes, Lorsque du haut des cieux, le soleil irrité Répand sur les moissons les feux de l'été, Ou sur un lit de mousse, en une grotte obscure, Tantôt dormant au bruit d'une onde qui murmure, Tantót rêvant, les yeux fixés sur son crystal, Ou mariant aux song d'un air sentimental Quelques vers négligés que ma muse champêtre Ecrit en se jouant sur l'écorce d'un hêtre.

C'est ainsi, cher Cléon, que s'écoule un best jour Il finit: l'heure avance, et la nuit de retour Epand sur l'univers ses charmes invisibles, Moment délicieux pour les ames sensibles ! Déjà sur l'horizon platie au loin le repos, L'ombre poursuit le jour au sommet des côteaux ; J'y monte ; je m'assieds; je contemple ; je pense, Et de la vaste nuit j'écoute le silence. Le bruit du jour se tait: les plaines et les bois N'ont plus de mouvement, de couleur, ni de voin, Et sans l'eau qui frémit, et le vent qui qurmure, A peine entendrait-on respirer la nature. Dans ce caline profond les plus légers accens Parviennent à mon ame aussitôt qu'à més sens. Un son, tant loin soit-il, enchante mon oreille ; Tantôt c'est la chanson du rossignol qui veille, Tantôt le chien qui jappe aux portes du hameau, Ou le bruit frais de l'eau qui tombe du côteau ; Tantôt le vent m'apporte à travers le silence D'un moulin éloigné la nocturne cadence, Oų le cri du passant dans sa route égaré ; Ou bien, du haut des tours d'un cloître retiré, J'entens dans le lointain les cloches réunies Répandre dans les airs leurs saintes harmonies : Leur son mélancolique amêne au fond du cæur La paix, les souvenirs, je ne sais quel bonheur, Vague, inquiet, mêlé de joie et de tristesse. Il semble autour de nous que le passé renaisse : L'enfance, le vieux tems, notre premier amour, Tous ces pensers furtifs que distrairait le jour Peuplere l'obscurité de leurs douces chimères ; Et comme un barde antique assis sur les bruyères, Quand la lune a percé la profondeur des nuits, Je chante, environné de fantômes chèris, Et tous ceux que j'aimais, dont j'aime encore la cendr Semblent du haui des cieux se pencher pour m'entende

TO ZILLAH, ON HER BIRTHDAY.

• Thrice has the earth fulfilled her ring

Since first my love I gave to thee, And every year but serves to bring

A cause for deeper constancy."-F. D. Astley.

Time's never varying wing hath brought

Another year in joyous pleasure,
Yet, love, in me na change is wrought

To win my soul from her dear treasure.
Youths' visions still are floating round me,
And thy deep magic yet hath bound me,
And still I find thou art more dear
Than thou wert any former year.
Though time can heart from heart estrange,
In mine it cannot work a change,
But only leaves a deeper trace,
Which nought but death can e'er erase.
I have seen beauty, with an eye
Might shake the firmest constancy;
A sunny smile, a brilliant brow,
A cheek with beauty's holiest glow;
Charms to which kings might bend the knee;
But never saw I one like thee!
Thou art the star whose rays hath shed

A hallowing calmness o'er my soul,
When every hope was withered,

And I had drained Grief's bitter bowl. Thou art the same, so pure and warm,

That won my heart in early youth ; Excell'd by nought in grace and form,

And equall'd only by thy truth. Time speeds, but yet he hath not cast One shadow o'er thee as he pass'd; And years may pass, and link a chain,

That only death shall burst in twain. Vanchester, August 14, 1827.

W. R-N.

H.

LE LEVER DU SOLEIL ET LA NUIT.

Au retour du matin, quand le ciel se colore,
Vous dormez : moi, j'assiste au réveil de l'Aurore.
Je sors ; j'entens déjà les coqs dans le lointain
Saluer de leurs cris le retour du matin.

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Miscellanits.

the Turkish empire, in favour of the supremacy of the heart, and without the father's knowledge, married a Grand Signor, who, like our own sovereign, is at once the young tenant on his estate. Her husband, in the mean

head of the state and the church. With Mahommedans, time, had become involved in the treasonable conspiracies CHARACTER AND POLICY OF THE PRESENT RULER the feeling of respect for

this latter character is much which have

kept the southern province of Ireland in a OF EGYPT, MAHOMMED ALI PACHA.

stronger than with Protestant churches; it more nearly state of disturbance, and was visited with the sentence of For some years past the Pacha of Egypt has become an wards the supremacy of the Pope. A formal declaration possibility of pardon, and the affection of his wife would

resembles the feeling which the Catholic

zealots have to the law. The extent of his criminality precluded the object of much interest in England and throughout of separation from the supreme head, by any Pacha or not permit her to remain behind, when the partner of her Europe, both in a political and a commercial light. His Viceroy of Turkey, would be regarded, therefore, by all heart was doomed to perpetual banishment from his spirit and enterprise, bis adoption and patronage of the orthodox among the Mahommedans, as something country. The elderly couple were of course the parents European arts and manufactures, and especially his pre- like a violation offered to the faith, as an approach towards of the lady, and they had good cause for grief at parting sumed design of throwing off the yoke of the Grand alone, excite extreme discontent, without adding one iota imaginable fondness, and whose loss they may be supposed to

the embracing of infidelity; and would, on that ground for ever with their only child, whom they loved with all Signer, have conspired to render the present Pacha an to the real power of the Pacha making

such a declaration. deplore with a grief proportionably severe.Dublin paper. object of such prominence at this moment, that any Mahom med Ali has continued, therefore, for these fifteen authentie notice of him or his movements must be ac- years past, to receive the firmans of the Grand Signor ceptable to our readers. The following brief sketch is raising them

to his forehead, and exclaiming in the pre

The Beauties of Chess. with every possible demonstration of outward respect ; from the Sphynx, of August 26. sence of the Divan, “Upon my head be the execution of

** Ludimus effigiem belli.”-VIDA. One of the principal topics of discussion during the past the Sultan's wishes;" or, " May it please God to fulfil 1 week has been the real or supposed declaration of inde- the Sultan's decrees,"-—both himself and his court ers,

SOLUTION TO STUDY CLIV. pendence by the Pacha of Egypt. It was first asserted by however, piously believing that it will please God to fulfil

WHITE. the Times of Monday last as an undoubted fact, and one such parts of them only as are agreeable to the Pacha, and

1 Bishop

1 Castle ......6-7 of the highest importance to the interests of freedom. no more, for which the best reasons of justification are 2 Knight .........C-3 2 Pawn ......A-5 The fasts of the case, we believe, however, to be simply always at hand.

3 Knight ........ E—2 3 Pawn ......A-4 these: it is known to all who are even tolerably acquainted It is notorious that the efforts made by the Pacha of

4 Knight......... G-3

4 Pawn ......A-3 with the history of the present ruler of Egypt, tha: he Egypt to conquer the Greeks, were stimulated by the hopes

5 Knight

F-5

5 Pawn ......D–5 originally obtained his situation by an act of treachery, of adding the Morea, and, perhaps, the islands of the

6 Castle

6 Pawn ......A-2 in the cold blooded murder of the Mameluke Beys, who Archipelago to his vice-royalty; and that his son Ibrahim,

7 Bishop ..C-3 7 Pawn ......D—4 vere massacred when unsuspectingly enjoying his pro- the same who overrun the sea coast of Arabia for his

8 Castle .........H-2X 8 Castle ......H-7 essed hospitality, and receiving his assurances of attach- father, was to have the dominion of so much of Greece as

9 Pawn .........G-7X Mate. sent and fidelity, and that from the first hour on which he could subdue for himself

; besides which, the fanatiEthas emerged from the blood of his victims to take his cism of his Mahommedan followers would make them

STUDY CLV. st on the musnud of Egypt, he has been actually as in- doubly zealous in their exertions to resubjugate a people

White to win with a pawn in nine moves, without ependent of the Grand Signor at Constantinople, as he who were not merely rebels (for mere rebellion is in no aking the black Castle.

self could possibly desire. Receiving no countenance disesteem in Turkey) but also infidels, dogs, and eaters of on the Sultan for his bloody and treacherous murder swine's flesh, an abomination greater in their eyes than

Black. the Beys, and apprehending from the first, an expedi- any thing of which we can form a conception, and far beton from the Porte to remove him from the Government neath the notions we entertain of a cannibal or a savage of The had usurped, his whole resources were at once directed the lowest kind.

V Я Э a 94 9H the fortifying his maritime ports; to ensuring the at- Under all these circumstances, considering that Madiment of his soldiery by unbounded liberality; and, hommed Ali Pacha has already for many years enjoyed y the appointment of his own sons and favourites to the all the actual benefits of an independent sovereignty; that Los cinment of the provinces, to seating himself as firmly his nominal separation from the Porte could not make him

2 possible in his newly-aequired power.

more independent than he really is already; while, from It is now at least fifteen years since he felt himself suf- its liability to be construed, by his orthodox and bigoted siently secure to declare, without scruple, not merely to subjects and soldiers, into a defection from the faith, and he British Consul, but to all the Europeans in the country, a going over to the cause of the infidels, it might endanger laat be considered himself actually independent of the the very existence of the power he now so securely enjoys Porte; that be paid no tribute, beyond the complimentary -we think it highly improbable that he should have made steretrange of presents, in which he conceived himself to any more open or formal declarations of his independence e the greatest receiver, that he should make common than those already adverted to by us as well known fifteen auge with Tarkey only in such

contest in which arkey might engage with the powers of Europe, he

ROMANTIC AND MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR. vald remain neutral, or act in such other manner as the

A True Statement. terests of Egypt alone might dictate.

On the morning of the 4th of last month, two carriages These declarations were matter of common notoriety to were seen driving with great rapidity towards the beach of persoas visiting his country; and were repeated not Kingstown Bay, Dubliu, where there lies moored a con. isely from mouth to mouth among the European resi- vict ship. The first was an open carriage, and from the

в с. D E F G H ats there, but by the Pacha himself to travellers visiting elegance of its appointments, belonged to a person of rank. , with whom he was always extremely communicative. The travellers in this carriage were an elderly gentleman

WHITE. nd the shole course of his subsequent history has shown and a lady, who, from her age and other circumstances, asia these declarations he was sincere. He has under- appeared to be his wife, and both seemed to lavish the

Tide Table. ten wars of conquest as a sovereign prince, by expedi- most assiduous attentions on a young and lovely female, as into Nubia as far as the borders of Abyssinia, and by who sat beside them, holding an infant to her breast, her Days. Morn. Even. Height. Festivals, &c. arpaigns in Arabia and along the shores of the Red Sea, head reclining on the bosom of the lady, and one of her far as the Indian Ocean; the whole of the ports on the hands clasped fondly by the old man, all apparently

h.m. h. m. ft. in, tern coast of that sea, from Suez to Mocha, being gar- buried in profound grief. The second carriage, which Wednesday 8 10 48 11 10 18

Tuesday 4 10 0 10 25 16 11

[evening. ned by his troops, and belonging not to the Sultan of contained two persons, was surrounded by a military Thursday.. 6 11 31 11 52 19

5 Full Moon, 2h. 23m. in the ley, as Bagdad and Bussorah on the Persian Gulf, party. One of these persons was a young and handsome Friday.

5 Enurchus. it to the Pacha of Egypt alone. He directs the whole man, attired in the convict dress, and the other was pre- Saturday.. 8 0 30 49 19 i Nativity of B. X. Many: remal government of his own territories, in matters of sumed to be a prison officer. The former appeared to be Monday 10 i 452 416

0 13th Sunday after Trinity. ide, revenue, taxes, force, and even regulates all his ex- of the better order of the peasantry, and exhibited in his Tuesday ..11 2 24 43 14 ii mal or foreign relations, without reference to the Grand manner a mind extremely agitated, while his eyes were fact, or any other superior authority. He carries or strained towards the foremost carriage, and his looks

The Drama. esteasive commerce with France and England, and appeared to rest entirely on the young female who sat points huis own agents in each country; he buys and fronting him within it. As the carriage approached the

THE ROVERS; la his ships of war in India, and at the arsenals of the beach, a boat put off from

the convict-ship and reached Jediterranean; mans and equips them in foreign ports, the shore as they arrived. The travellers in the carriages OR, THE DOUBLE ARRANGEMENT. and sends them on his own warlike expeditions ; without were conveyed to the ship, from whence, some time after,

(Concluded from pdge 57.) lightest control of the Porte of its officers; he coins the old gentleman and his supposed wife returned, much We have received, in the course of the last week, several

a money-regulates his own scale of commercial oppressed with grief, and ever and anon looking back to long, and to say the truth, dull letters, from unknown nie raises his own troops-appoints his own admirals the ship to catch a last glimpse of their young

companion, hands, reflecting, in very severe terms, on Mr. Higgins, enerals; and is, in fact, in the exercise of every so who remained on board with the infant. They almost for having, as it is affirmed, attempted to pass upon the en fonction, as independent a prince or ruler as any immediately drove off in their carriage, leaving all the world, as a faithful

sample of the productions of the Gerstate that can be named.

elderly tabbies of the good town of Kingstown quite in a man theatre, a performance no way resembling any of he bid mal declaration of his sovereignty, and to avoid any Subsequent inquiries, however, have discovered a solution fair to engross, the admiration of the British public. beapt or angry separation of himself from the Sultan at to the affair by no means improbable to be the truth. It As we cannot but consider ourselves as the guardians be Sublime Porte. The reason is obvious. There is a appears that the lady is Miss , from the south of of Mr. Higgins's literary reputation in respect to every universal feeling throughout every part of what is called Ireland—that she yielded to the secret impulses of her work of his which is conveyed to the world through

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the medium of our paper, (though, what we think of father. Gaspar, apprehensive of the power and popularity! moments in a directly inverted position ; then replace the danger of his principles, we have already sufficiently which the young Rogero may enjoy at his return to Court, on the table, with an air of dejection, and gradua explained for ourselves, and have, we trust, succeeded seizes the occasion of his intrigue with Matilda, (of which sinks into a profound slumber. The pipe fulls from in putting our readers upon their guard against them)- he is apprized officially by Doctor Pottingen) to procure hand, and is broken. we hold ourselves bound not only to justify the fidelity from his Master an order for the recal of Rogero from Col.

Beef.--I beg. of the imitation, but (contrary to our original intention) lege, and for committing bim to the care of the Prior of

Pudd.- [Deals Three Cards to Beefington. ]— Are y to give a further specimen of it in our present number, in the Abbey of Quedlinburgh,-a priest, rapacious, savage, satisfied ? order to bring the question more fairly to issue between and sensual, and devoted to Gaspar's interests—sending at

Beef.—Enough. What have you ? our author and his calumniators. the same time private orders to the Prior to confine him in

Pudd.-High-low-and the game. In the first place, we are to observe, that Mr. Higgins a dungeon.

Beef.-Damnation ! 'tis my deal. (Deal, turns professes to have taken his notion of German plays Here Rogero languishes many years. His daily sus- knave.-One for his heels!

| Triumphani wholly from the translations which have appeared in our tenance is administered to him through a grated opening Pudd.-Is king highest ? language. If they are totally dissimilar from the originals, at the top of a cavern, by the landlady of the Golden Beef. No.-Sternly. 1-The game is mine. 1 Mr. H. may, undoubtedly, have been led into error; Eagle at Weimar, with whom Gaspar contracts, in the knave gives it me. but the fault is in the translators, not in him. That he Prince's name, for his support ; intending, and more Pudå.- Are knaves so prosperous ? does not differ widely from the models which he proposed than once endeavouring, to corrupt the waiter to mingle to himself, we have it in our power to prove satisfactorily; poison with the food, in order that he may get rid of the

game in their hands. Your kings are but noddiera

Beef.-Ay, marry, are they in this world. They ha and might have done so in our last number, by subjoin. Rogero for ever.

them. ing to each particular passage of his play, the scene in In the meantime Casimere, having been called away Pudd.-Ha! ha! ha!-Still the same proud spår some one or other of the German plays which he had in from the neighbourhood of Matilda's residence to other Beefington, which procured thee thine exile from Bangla view when he wrote it. These parallel passages were faith quarters, becomes enamoured of, and marries Cecilia, by

Beef.- England'! my native land !-when shall fully pointed out to us by Mr. H. with that candour which whom he has a family, and whom he likewise deserts visit thee ? marks his character; and if they were suppressed by us, after a few years cohabitation, on pretence of business (as in truth they were,) on our heads be the blame, what which calls him to Kamtschatka.

(during this time Puddingfield deals, and begie t ever it may be. Little, indeed, did we think of the impu. Doctor Pottingen, now grown old and infirm, and feel tation which the omission would bring upon Mr. H.; as, ing the want of his daughter's

society, sends young Poto sheyta mind ill at ease ? Can they cure the heart.ch

arrange his hand.

Beef.—(continues] Pooh-Hang All-Fours; what a that, from the extreme closeness of the imitation, in most return without her; and to bring with her either he -Can they soothe banishment ?-Can they lighten ig instances, he would lose in praise for invention, more than present lover Casimere, or should that not be possible, miny?

Can All-Fours do this 2-0! my Půddinghe he would gain in credit for fidelity.

Rogero himself, if he can find him; the Doctor

having thy limber and

lightsome spirit bounds up against i The meeting between Matilda and Cecilia, for exanıple. set his heart upon seeing

his children comfortably settled tion,

with the elasticity of a well-bent bow; but mit

0! mine in the first act of the Rovers, and their sudden intimacy, before his death. Matilda about the same period quits her has been censured as unnatural. Be it so. It is taken, aunt's in search of Casimere ; and Cecilia having been (falls into an agony, and sinks back in his chair almost word for word, from Stella, a German (or pro- advertised (by an anonymous letter) of the falsehood of Young POTTINGEN, awakened by the noix, fessedly a German) piece now much in vogue; from which his Kamtschatka journey, sets out in a post-waggon on a and advances with a grave demeanour low also the catastrophe of Mr. Higgins's play is in part bor. similar pursuit.

Beefington and Puddingfield. The former den rowed, so far as relates to the agreement to which the It is at this point of time the play opens-with the

to recorer. ladies come, as the reader will see by and by, to share accidental meeting of Cecilia and Matilda at the inn at Casimere between them.

Y. Pot. What is the matter, comrades?t-you te Weimar. Casimere arrives there soon after, and falls in agitated. Have you lost or won ? The dinner scene is copied partly from the published first with Matilda, and then with Cecilia. Successive éclair.

Beef.Lost. I bave lost my country. translation of the Stranger, and partly from the first scene cissements take place, and an arrangement is finally made,

Y. Poto-And I my sister. 'I came hither in search of Stella. The song of Rogero, with which the first act by which the two ladies are to live jointly with Casimere.

her. concludes, is admitted on all hands to be in the very first Young Pottingen, wearied with a few weeks' search,

Beef.-0, England ! taste; and if no German original is to be found for it, so during which he has not been able to find either of the

Y. Pot.-0, Matilda ! much the worse for the credit of German literature. objects of it, resolves to stop at Weimar, and wait events An objection has been made by one anonymous letter. there. It so happens that he takes up his lodging in the means of revenge, and of restoration to my country.

Beef.-Exiled by the tyranny of an Usurper, I seek di writer to the names of Puddingfield and Beefington, as same house with Puddincrantz and Beetinstern, two En.

Y. Pot. Oppressed by the tyranny of an Abbot, little likely to have been assigned to English characters glish noblemen,

whom the tyranny of King John has secuted by the jealousy of a Count, the betrothed huskas by any author of taste or discernment. In answer to this obliged to fly from their country; and who, after wander: of my sister languishes in a loathsome captivity, objection, we have, in the first place, to admit that a ing about the Continent for some time, have fixed their lover is Aled no one knows whither-and I, her brother small, and we hope not an unwarrantable, alteration has residence at Weimar. been made by us since the manuscript has been in our The news of the signature of Magna Charta arriving, chirurgery ; to seek him and her, I know not where

am torn from my paternal roof and from my studies hands. These names stood originally Puddingcrantz determines Puddincrantz and Beefinstern to return to and Beefinstern, which sounded to our ears as being liable, England. Young Pottingen opens his case to them, and sel-my search fruitless-my money gone-my bage

rescue Rogero, I kuow not how. Comrades, your especially the latter, to a ridiculous inflection, a difficulty entreats them to stay to assist him in the object of his stolen! What am I to do ?-In yonder abbey-in that could only be removed by furnishing them with search. This they refuse ; but coming to the inn where dark, dank vaults, there, my friends there lies Rogen English

terminations. With regard to the more substan. they are to set off for Hamburgh, they meet Casimere, there Matilda's heart. cial syllables of the names, our author proceeded in all from whom they had both received many civilities in Po. probability on the authority of Goldoni, who, though not land. a German, is an Italian writer of considerable reputation ; Casimere, by this time, tired of his “ Double Arrangeand who, having heard that the English were distinguished ment,” and having learnt from the waiter that Rogero is

Enter Waiter. for their love of liberty and beef, has judiciously com. confined in the vaults of the neighbouring abbey, for love,

Waiter. Sir, here is a person who desires to pounded the two words Runneymede and beef, and thereby resolves to attempt his rescue, and to make over Matilda produced an English nobleman, whom he styles Lord to him as the price of his deliverance. He communicates Runnybeef:

Beef.- [Goes to the door, and returns with a la his scheme to Puddingfield and Beefington, who agree to which he opens ; on perusing it his countenance becer To dwell no longer on particular passages-the best way, assist him; as also does young Potti en. The waiter of illuminated, and expands prodigiously] Ha, my frie perhaps, of explaining the whole scope and view of Mr. the inn proving to be a Knight Templar, in disguise, is

what joy ! H.'s imitation, will be to transcribe the short sketch of the appointed leader of the expedition. “A band of trouba.

(turning to Puddingt

Pudd. What? tell me let your Puddingfield plot, which that gentleman transmitted to us; together dours, who happen to be returning from the crusades, and

take it. with his Drama, and which it is, perhaps, the more ne-a company of Austrian and Prussian grenadiers returning

Beef.-See here cessary to give at length, as the limits of our paper not from the seven years' war, are engaged as troops.

I produces a printed paper

Pudd.-What ?allowing of the publication of the whole piece, some ge- The attack on the abbey is made with success. The

(with impatients

Beef:-(in a significant tone) A newspaper ! neral knowledge of its main design may be acceptable to Count of Weimer and Gaspar, who are feasting with the

Pudd. -Ha, what sayst thou ?-A newspaper! our readers, in order to enable them to judge of the se- prior, are seized and beheaded in the refectory. The

Beef.— Yes, Puddingfield, and see here (shows it veral extracts which we lay before them.

prior is thrown into the dungeon, from which Rogero is
rescued. Matilda and Cecilia rush in. The former re-

tially) from England.
cognises Rogero, and agrees to live with him. The chil.
dren are produced on all sides, and young Pottingen is

• This is an excellent joke in German; the point and spl Rogero, son of the late Minister

of the Count of Saxe commissioned to write to his father, the Doctor, to detail of which is but ill-Rendered in a translation. A Noddy, Weimar, having: While he was at College, fallen despe. the joyful events which have taken place,

and to invite reader will observe, has two significations the one a kter rately in love with Matilda Pottingen, daughter of his him to Weimar to partake of the general felicity.

Al-Fours ; the other a fool or boeby. See the translation tutor, Doctor Engelburtus Pottingen, Professor of Civil

Mr. Render, of Count Benyowsky; or the Conspiracy Law; and Matilda evidently returning his passion, the

Kamtschatka, a German Tragi Comi-Comi-Tragedy;Doctor, to prevent ill consequences, sends his daughter on

ACT II-SCENE I.

the play opens with a scene of a Game at Chess (from whi a visit to her aunt, in Wetteravia, where she becomes ac- A room in an ordinary lodging house at WEIMAR.- the whole of this scene is copied) and a joke of the same pel quainted with Casimere, a Polish officer, who happens to PUDDINGFIELD and BEEFINGTON discovered sitting and merriment, about Pawns, that is, Boors, being a matchi be quartered near her aunt's, and has several children by at a small deal table, and playing at all. Fours. Young Kings. him.

POTTINGEN at another table in the corner of the room, This word in the original 18, strictly, fellow-lodgers; "/ Roderic, Count of Saxe Weimar, a Prince of a tyran. with a pipe in his mouth, and a Saxon mug of a singular occupants of the same room, in a house let out at a small rent nical and licentious disposition, has for his Prime Minister shape beside him, which he repeatedly applies to his lips, the weck."— There is no single word in English which express and favourite Gaspar, a crafty villain, who had risen to his turning back his head, and casting his eyes towards the so complicated a relation, except, perhaps, the cant term post by first ruining, and then putting to death, Rogero's! firmamentat the last trial he holds the mug for some chum, formerly in use at our Universities.

SCENE II.

with you.

PLOT.

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