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THE LATE SIR NEIL CAMPBELL.
We may say fearlessly, that this is a discovery of greater | Mr. Webster has ascertained upwards of 80 species, and Biographical Notices.
The following particulars of the public life of the late would do honour to the present Lord High Admiral of They abound in the greater part of the distance from Lake Governor-in-Chief will be read at this moment with inEngland, if he would immediately order
the experiment Erie, through the counties of Niagara, Gennessee, Ontario, terest :-" His Excellency commenced his career in the to be tried on some unemployed ship of his Majesty's Seneca, Cayuga Onondago. They exist, too, in the coun6th West India Regiment,
to which he was appointed navy, and bestow on Mr. Watson the reward which the ties of Lewis, Jefferson, st
. Lawrence, Madison, Essex, Ensign on the 2d of April, 1797, and was soon after proresult of such an experiment should prove him really to Oneida, Montgomery, Washington, Chenango, and va moted to a Lieutenancy in the 57th regiment. After servdescrie.
rious others. The rocky stratum in the county of Ontario, ing three years in the West Indies, he returned to England. is filled with organic remains; these are mostly madre. and in 1801 obtained a company in the 95th regiment of
pores of fantastic forms, differing from any at present Foot. About this time his abilities began to attract the Scientific Notices. found growing in the ocean. Along the Illinois, in its notice of his superior officers, and after having been some
whole course from Chicago, near Lake Michigan, to the time at the Military College, he was appointed AssistantKomprehending Notices of new Discoveries or Improve Mississippi, organic
remains of molluscas, and other an. Quarter-master-General to the Southern District, in which Dents in Science or Art; including, occasionally, sin- known animals, are contained
in the finty masses, as he remained until promoted to a Majority in the 430 regi. gular Medical Cases; Astronomical, Mechanical, Phi; noticed by that enterprising officer, Major Long, of the ment, in January, 1805; from which he was afterwards losophical, Botanical, Meteorological, and Mineralogical corps of Engineers. In the limestone around St. Louis, removed to the 54th Foot. In August, 1806, he was ap. Phenomena, or singular Facts in Natural History; and down the Mississippi to St. Genevieve, and beyond, pointed DeputyAdjutant-General to the Forces in the Vegetation, &c.; Antiquities, &c.
abundance of shells and madrepores have been found. Windward and Leeward Islands, with the rank of Lieut.
Dr. Drake has detected similar organic remains in the Colonel. He served in the several expeditions against KETCHES OF THE ELEMENTS OF NATURAL limestone surrounding Cincinnati ; they consist of various Martinique, Guadaloupe, &c. in 1809-10.-The following PHILOSOPHY,
species of marine shells, madrepores, and tubipores. In extract from Major General Maitland's despatch, dated
the rocky masses near Kingsbury, in the state of New York, April 18, 1809, will show how highly Lieutenant-Colonel les usanied with Sketches of a New Theory of the Earth. in Cherry Valley, at Heleberg, in Coeyman's Patent, and Campbell's services were appreciated :-“ Lieut..Colonel
the region watered by the Walkill, the quarries of King. Campbell has been always forward; he is an officer who By J. LE E. W. S SHECUT.-Charleston, 1826. ston, and various other places in the state, peculiar mad.
must rise by his merit." repores, corallines, and numerous species of marine shells,
The following observation also, which occurs in a de. This is an interesting production, although it ischiefly are abundant.-( Mitchill.) npiled from other works. The writer has been long known to exist in South Carolina ; they are of a cir. warmly : – Lieut. Colonel Campbell merits my warmest an extensive stratum of fossil oyster shells has been spatch from Major-General Harcourt to Sir G. Beckwith
on the capture of Guadaloupe, in 1810, speaks more great pains to collect materials for his purpose, cular form, and of a diameter
of seven or eight inches ; acknowledgments for his zealous services, which have been be has brought together a valuable accumula- they are thick and heavy, dissimilar from any shells which unremitting; and particularly for his exertions and able of facts. We shall select a few chapters or are found on our sea shores. They extend from Nelson's assistance in the affair of the 3d.”—Lieut.-Colonel Camp
Ferry, in the upper part of the district of Charleston, in a bell having returned to England in 1810, proceeded to the sages, which we are confident will interest our south-westwardly course nearly parallel with the sea, to- Peninsula, then the seat of war, having previously ...
wards the Three Runs on Savannah River, and are pro- signed his situation as Deputy-Adjutant-General in the bably connected with those which Mr. Bartram describes West Indies. In April, 1811, he was appointed Colonel
as being fifteen miles below Silver Bluff, on the Georgia of the 16th Portuguese Infantry, and was engaged in the rafi of the Universality of certain Possil Organic
side. - Drayton, Ramsay:) Various strata of marine military operations of that period, particularly at the Remains.
shells have been found in digging wells, &c. in the district sieges of Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajos, Burgos, and at the Te rocks of Judea are, in many places, covered with a of Charleston. In some places, strata of shells, so ag. battle of Salamanca. On these occasions the Duke of
chalky substance, in which is enclosed a great variety glutinated with marl and sand as to appear like stone, Wellington made honourable mention of his name, in his hells and corals. The greatest part of Mount Carmel, have been discovered at a depth of fifteen feet below the despatches of the 20th January and 21st September, 1812, those of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, are overspread with surface of the earth. In Mr. Longstreet's experiment, On the retreat of the British army, in 1813, Colonel hite chalky stratum. In Mount Carmel are gathered that of boring for water, on a lot in Archdale.street, marine Campbell, in consequence of severe illness, returned to ny sones, which, being in the form of olives, melons, shells were discovered at a depth of 17 feet below the sur; England. In February, 1813, he joined Earl Catheart,
shes, and other fruit, are imposed upon pilgrims, not face; and again, another stratum at a depth of 49 feet! at the head-quarters of the Emperor of Russia, in Poland. 19u those fruits petrified, but as antidotes against several - Ramsay.) On boring for water on the square partly Here he was employed, along
with Sir Robert Wilson and seases Mandrel.)
occupied by the Poor. House, the commissioners discovered Colonel Howe, in reporting on the force and military The mountains and quarries of Europe afford numerous a stratum of marine shells between 18 and 20 feet below operations of the different corps of the Russian army. cimens of primitive petrifactions of the first class.
the surface; again, another stratum 35 feet; a third stra: His eminent services while in this station are known to witzerland is remarkable for the petrifactions contained tum 43 to 46 feet below the surface ; and lastly, at the all Europe. On the 24th March, 1814, he was severely he mountains, and repositories ; petrified fish, of amazing depth of 314 feet 3 inches to 317 feet 2 inches, a wounded at Fere Champenoise, as appears from the fous kinds, are found imbedded in them. Mount Pe stratum of shells, marl, sand, and clay, and some thick following despatch from Lord Burghersh, dated March i Lucerne, supports an entire rock of petrified shells solid marine shells broken.-(Moser.)
26th, 1814:-“ It is with the greatest regret that I have ceanic origin. There are rocks of this kind in all the The
state of Georgia is said to be very rich in rare fossil to announce to your Lordship that Colonel Campbell was mountains on continents, in the Pyrenean mountains, sea shells. ** On the south bank of Savannah River, near yesterday most severely wounded by a Cossack. Colonel those of China and Peru. We find the same dis- the place called Wivite Bluff, about a hundred miles on a sina in all countries where there are high mountains, straight line from the sea shore, the shell banks make their which has ever marked his military career, had charged
Compbell, continuing that gallant distinguished course they are more remarkable in some parts than in first appearance, and run a course south-west. These shells with the first cavalry which penetrated the French masses.
We almost everywhere find upon the declivities occur in different parts of the ridge of the land in which The Cossacks, who canie to support this cavalry, mistook puntains, sea shells, madrepores, and corals petrified, they are imbedded, to a distance of forty
miles. Accord him for a French officer, and struck him to the ground. still adhering to the rocks.
The mountains of Pisa in ing to General Merriweather, not only the oyster shell is any, are covered with oyster shells to an extent of two found, but clam shells, and a scalloped shell dearly similar, army, and subsequently received five different orders from
-In June, 1814, he was gazetted Colonel of the British esenting the same phenomenon, which has been also them large enough to contain
the foot of a common man. own sovereign. After the campaign of 1815,
in which he Tered in the country of the Acaoukas of Mississippi, At some distance above this ridge, there are several quar: was found at his post, Colonel Campbell retired to private miles from the sea shore. In France, about 60 leagues ries of a kind of siliceous stone, which has a number of all life, covered with honours. On the 27th of May, 1825, Bourdeaux, in the parish of St. Croix du Mont, there kinds of shells intermingled and dispersed through it; Colonel Campbell was appointed a Major. General; and
snatum of stone covered by a bed of oyster shells these are petrified and hard as flint, are wrought into inill on the 18th of April, 1826, on the lamented demise of | hundred fathoms, and is again covered by another burrs. In a spring near the high soals of Apalachy, are vernor-in-Chief of Sierra Leone. He arrived at the Colony Eation of stone five or six feet thick. In this, the inha- found many echinites of a flat form, rather larger than a ats have hewn out a chapel 15 feet high, in which they Spanish dotlar ; they are converted into flint, and are a
on 22d of August following. brate mass. The shells are united in the bank by a sand, species of the scutella family, Ellicot's Journal contains s, being mixed and petrified with them, at present accounts of the limestone rocks and fossils of the A pala
METEOROLOGICAL DIARY. - but one common lock. About half a league from chy, Chatahouche and Flint Rivers. It is composed, in hefort, on the other side of the Main, there is a moun- many places, of broken shells, an: filled with petrifactions.
[From the Liverpool Courier.] called Saxenhausen, whence stones are dug; the In Alabama, on the Tombigbee River, fossil shells of
substance of which is composed of small petrified bivalve molluscas, of sea urchins and radiary animals, are ; they are united by a fine sand, which forms a very found ; and fifteen or twenty feet below the surface, is a suone, of which the
strong walls of that beautiful city stratum where wood is found, of different kinds, partly dequilt A: Vaquine, a small town in Provence, we find cayed. Again, betieath this and a concomitant body of be mountain full of sea shells and large oysters, some clay and linestone, is a substance resembling the grass of bich are still alive. The fields adjacent to Havre de the margin of the ocean, accompanied by numberless njae are full of oyster shells, which are also to be met rine shells.-(Mitchill.) a great many parts of France - De Maillet.) (To be continued.)
S.S.E. Cloudy. the en vitons of Paris, numerous deposits of marine
6th,-Very stormy during the night. share been discovered by Cuvier, Brongniart, and at
Doubtless these are a continuation of the stratum men. 6th,-Quarter past three p.m. very stormy, hail, and rain, Dan by M. De France. In the south of England, tioned in the preceding parugrugh.
8th, -Severe gale during night, with heavy rain.
Extreme 1 hermo-Extreme State of
8 9 10 11
0 57 0 W.S.W. Fair. 42 0 45 0 47 o W.N.W. Stormy.
0 45 o 51 0W.N.W. Cloudy. 44 0 46 0 49 0 W.N.W. Stortny. 43 0
0 48 0 S. Fair. 43 51 0 56 0 S. Cloudy. 43 01 47 0 50 0
TO THE YEAR 1827.
Those eyes which glow'd of late with light,
Nought more on earth will view,
Within is darkness too :
May death claim as his due:
Do fade in autumn's sway,
When winter frowns, decay ;
In its green pride away,
As thou hast died, so die,
It may be without sigh ;
Like thine from me it fly,
Thy clay but for the grave,
Whose shadow's in the wave:
Then how could I e'er crave
Vain prayer ! soon may I dwell with thee!
The birds, with heavenly tuned throats, Possess woods' echoes with sweet notes; Which to your senses will impart A music to inflame the heart. Upon the bare and leafless oak The ring.dove's wooings will provoke A colder blood than you possess, To play with me and do no less. In bowers of laurel timely dight We will outwear the silent night; While Flora busy is to spread, Her richest treasure on our bed. Ten thousand glow-worms shall attend, And all their sparkling lights shall spend, All to adorn and beautify Your lodging with most majesty. Then in mine arms I will enclose Lily's fair mixture with the rose ; Whose nice perfections in love's play Shall tune me to the highest key. Thus as we pass the welcome night In sportful pleasures and delight, The nimble fairies on the grounds Shall dance and sing melodious sounds. If these may serve for to entice Your presence to Love's Paradise, Then come with me, and be my dear, And we will straight begin the year.
THE SHEPHERD TO THE FLOWERS
Ah! speed thee on, departing year.
Nor stay thy chariot wheels ;
And lengthened time but steals
The world, beheld but through our tears,
A wintry waste, unblest, appears.
I would not bid thee stay:
A rude and briery way,
And thine to warn, while sweeping by,
Gently of immortality.
The warblings bland of hope,
That gilds Time's horoscope ;
Whispers of bliss no years destroy,
Ecstatic and ne'er ending joy.
Whate'er to earth allied ;
Of Time's devouring tide!
The shaft of death !-and many a dreana
Dazzling as sunlight on the stream.
The whelming moments fled ;
Why speak but of the dead ?
Departing year, alone be thine
Heaven's wbisperings blest, and all divino. Atvor
Stern Winter knocks at dying Autumn's gato
With all his stormy troop and drear array: And Autumn bids his yielding doors give way,
And drops his sceptre and resigns his stato But rosy-finger'd Spring comes forth elate,
And scares the hoary tyrant from his prey ;
Before the sultry Summer sun ubate.
Glides on and on. The horned Moon in heaven
Succeeds the Sun's bright chariot in her turn.
To Man alone no second spring is given,
Sweet violets, Love's paradise, that spread
Within your paly faces,
That plays amidst the plain,
Be proud to touch those places !
Thereby her dainty parts are sweetly fed, Your honours of the flowery meads I pray,
You pretty daughters of the earth and sun, With mild and seemly breathing straight display
My bitter sighs, that have my heart undone !
Whose radiant bright disgraces
Ah, if her virgin's hand
If chance my mistress traces
Then woeful blushing tempt her glorious eyes
And tell Love's torments, sorrowing for her friend, Whose drops of blood, within your leaves consorting,
Report fair Venus' moans to have no end! Then may Remorse, in pitying of my smart, Dry up my tears, and dwell within my heart!
No. VII. CONTINUED. SPECIMENS OF THE ELDER POETS.
BY PERCIVAL MELBOURNE.
SIR WALTER RALEGH.
ON A DEAD FRIEND
SONG, IN IMITATION OF MARLOWE
SIR WALTER RALEGH, NIGHT BEFORE HIS DEATL.
Oh! lasting will thy slumber be,
A long and dreary sleep ;
Is but a soulless heap :
I cannot choose but weep;
And on thy sunken cheek, While vanish'd is the ruby glow
From lips which us'd to break In pity's tones to drooping woe,
And in joy's hour would speak In rapturous mirth to all around, And double pleasure with their sound.
Come, live with me, and be my dear, And we will revel all the year, In plains and groves, or hills and dales, Where fragrant air breathes sweetest gales. There shall you have the beauteous pine, The cedar and the spreading vine; And all the woods to be a screen, Lest Phæbus kiss my summer's queen. The seat for your disport shall be, Over some river in a tree; Where silver sand and pebbles sing Eternal ditties with the spring. There shall you see the Nymphs at play ; And how the Satyrs spend the day ; The fishes gliding on the sands, Offering their bellies to your hands.
Even such is time, that takes on trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have, And pays us but with age and dust;
Who in the dark and silent grave, When we have wandered all our ways, Shuts up the story of our days! But from this earth, this grave, this dust, My God shall raise me up, I trust !
BY THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY.
He is the victor, only he,
We conquered once in vain,
With wrecks and Moslem slain.
Shall the twice vanquished foe
Again repeat his blow ?
No-let the red-cross ranks,
Of the triumphant Franks,
Oh God! for one short moment raise
Comes pealing on the wind;
The Christian sword behind.
The warriors of the West.
Or mortal fancy dream,
He rushes on His prey :
Bewildered and appalled, I cease to sing,
THE DELIVERANCE OF VIENNA.
The miscreants, as they raised their eyes,
Glaring defiance on Thy skies,
Saw adverse winds and clouds display
The terrors of their black array ;-
Saw each portentous star,
The iron chariots of the Canaanite,
Gird its bright harness for a deadlier war. The chords, the sacred chords of gold,
Beneath Thy withering look Strike, O Muse, in measure bold;
Their limbs with palsy shook ; And frame a sparkling wreath of joyous songs
Scattered on earth the crescent banners lay; For that great God to whom revenge belongs.
Trembled with panic fear, Who shall resist his might,
Sabre, and targe, and spear, Who marshals for the fight
Through the proud armies of the rising day. Earthquake and thunder, hurricane and flame ?
Faint was each heart, unnerved each hand; He smote the haughty race
And if they strove to charge or stand, Of unbelieving Thrace,
Their efforts were as vain And turned their rage to fear, their pride to shame.
As his who, scared in feverish sleep He looked in wrath from high
By evil dreams, essays to leap, Upon their vast array;
Then backward falls again. And, in the twinkling of an eye,
With a crash of wild dismay, Tambour, and trump, and battle-cry,
Their ten thousand ranks gave way; And steeds, and turbaned infantry
Fast they broke, and fast they fled ; Passed like a dream away.
Trampled, mangled, dying, dead, Such power defends the mansions of the just;
Horse and horsemen mingled lay; But, like a city without walls,
Till the mountains of the slain The grandeur of the mortal falls,
Raised the valleys to the plain. Who glories in his strength, and makes not God his trust. Be all the glory to Thy name divine !
The swords were ours; the arm, O Lord, was Thine. The proud blasphemers thought all earth their own;
Therefore to Thee, beneath whose footstool wait They deemed that soon the whirlwind of their ire
The powers which erring man calls Chance and Fate; Would sweep down tower and palace, dome and spire,
To Thee, who hast laid low The Christian altars and the Augustan throne.
The pride of Europe's foe, And soon, they cried, shall Austria bow
And taught Byzantium's sullen lords to fear, To the dust her lofty brow.
I pour my spirit out The princedoms of Almayne
In a triumphant shout, Shall wear the Phrygian chain ;
And call all ages and all lands to hear. In humbler waves shall vassal Tiber roll;
Thou, who evermore endurest, And Rome, a slave forlorn,
Loftiest, mightiest, wisest, purest ; Her laurelled tresses shorn,
Thou, whose will destroys or saves, Shall feel our iron in her inmost soul.
Dread of tyrants, hope of slaves, Who shall bid the torrent stay ?
The wreath of glory is from Thee,
And the red sword of victory.
There, where exulting Danube's flood
Runs stain'd with Islam's noblest blood, As the curling smoke wreaths fly
From that tremendous field; When fresh breezes clear the sky,
There, where in mosque the tyrants met, Passed away each swelling boast
And from the crier's minaret Of the misbelieving host.
Unholy summons pealed,From the Hebras rolling far
Pure shrines and temples now shall be Came the murky cloud of war,
Decked for a worship worthy Thee. And in shower and tempest dread
To Thee, thy whole creation pays, Burst on Austria's fenceless head.
With mystic sympathy, its praise, But not for vaunt or threat
The air, the earth, the seas : Didst Thou, O Lord, forget
The day shines forth with livelier beam, The floek so dearly bought, and loved so well.
There is a smile upon the stream, Even in the very hour
An anthem on the breeze. Of guilty pride and power
Glory, they cry, to him whose might Full on the circumcised Thy vengeance fell.
Hath turned the barbarous foe to flight; Then the fields were heaped with dead,
Whose arm protects, with power divine, Then the streams with gore were red,
The city of his favoured line. and every bird of prey, and every beast,
The caves, the woods, the rocks, repeat the sound, From wood and cavern thronged to Thy great feast.
The everlasting hills roll the long echoes round. What terror seized the fiends obscene of Nile !
But if Thy rescued church may dare How wildly, in his place of doom beneath,
Still to besiege Thy throne with prayer, Arabia's lying prophet gnashed his teeth,
Sheathe not, we implore Thee, Lord, And cursed his blighted hopes and wasted guile!
Sheathe not thy victorious sword. When, at the bidding of Thy sovereign might,
Still Pannonia pines away, Flew on their destined path
Vassal of a double sway; Thy messengers of wrath,
Still Thy servants groan in chains, Riding on storms and wrapped in deepest night.
Still the race which hates Thee reigns; The Phthian mountains saw,
Part the living from the dead;
Join the members to the head;
Let one kind Shepherd rule one undivided fold.
(From the Liverpool Mercury, 20th September, 1811.]
Heav'ns! what a change the last twelve months have
Where'er we turn, some melancholy sign
Tyrant ambition, and accurst deerees,
O'eraw'd by terror, or by arms subdued,
To 'Change, indeed, our merchants still repair,
Go to their offices,—the same burlesque :
Visit the banks,—there the same scene appears ;
Roscoe retires, and changes, in retreat,
But happy he, who, for the peaceful shade,
The hapless clerk, no longer now employ'd,
“ Trimm'd at the skirts and bound, where somewhat
Enter Fossos. Kneels to the King. torn,
Fusbos. Hail, Artaxominous, yclept the great,
I come an humble pillar of thy state,
First let me hope your Majesty is well.
King. Rise, learned Fusbos, rise, my friend, and knor,
We are but middling ; that is, but so so.
Fusbos. Only so so. Oh! monstrous, doleful thing;
Do the blue devils your repose annoy ?
Fusbos. Yes, I perceive it in that vacant eye,
That vest unbutton'd, and that wig awry;
So sickly cats neglect their fur attire,
And sit and mope beside the kitchen fire.
King. Last night, as undisturb'a by state affairs,
Moistening our clay, and puffing off our cates,
Oft the replenish'd goblet did we drain,
And drank and smok'd, and smok'd and drank again : “Sir, here's a bill of parcels"-on demand
Such was the case, our very actions such,
Until at length we got a cup too much :
But the fresh bowl each sickening pain subdues ; “ The mode of payment, Sir, is understood
Sit, learned Fusbos, sit and tell the news.
Returns triumphant, bringing mines of wealth.
King. Does he, by Jingo ? then we'l drink his health
[Drum and I ******* could make an eighty thousand fly;
Fus. But, hark! with loud acclaim, the fife and dron
Announce your army near ; behold they come.
Enter BOMBASTES, attended by one drummer, one fjer
and soldiers of different sizes.
Bomb. (to his Army.] Meet me this evening at the
I'll bring you pay; you see I'm busy now.
times like these once more, Begone, brave army; don't kick up a row.
Bomb. [to the King. ) Thrash'd are your foes; this pas
with silken string,
Worn by their chief, I as a trophy bring:
I knock'd him down, then snatch'd it from his fob;
“ Watch, watch,” he cried, when I had done the job. And Liverpool once more be " al alive.”
“ My watch is gone,” says he; says I, “ just 30," AMEN.
" Stop where you are, watches were made to go."
King. For which we make you Duke of Strombolo. The Drama.
(Bombastes kneels to the King, who breaks a pipe over the
head. BOMBASTES FURIOSO!
Bomb. Honours so great have all my toils repaid ; My Liege and Fusbos, here's success to trade ( drinkt)
Fus. Well said, Bombastes, since thy mighty blows
Have a quietus given to all our foes ;
Now shall our farmers gather in their crops,
and busy tradesmen mind their crowded shops ; Bombastes Furioso......General of the Army.
The deadly havoc of war's hatchet cease,
Now shall we smoke the calumet of peace.
King. I shall smoke short cut, you smoke what you ACT FIRST. SCENE FIRST
(Replenishes his pipe
Bom. Fus. Whate'er your Majesty shall deign to name
King. Thanks, generous friends ; now list whilst I impart
Or a full glass in that there bowl remains,
2d Court. Here is soup, fish, or goose, or duck, or fowl, Fusbos. My Liege shall be obey'd.
Bomb.. ..................Pusbos, give place, ist Court. Or blue, or green, or red, or black, or white, You know you have not got a singing face ; or brown ?
Here Nature, smiling, gave the winning grace.
Hope told a flattering tale,
Much longer than my arm ;
That love and pots of ale,
The flatterer is not gone,
Lest love should soon prove cool ,
To make the fish a fool.
Song, appears in a dejected state.
fusos. And would my King his General supplant?
I'll bet you a wager,
What a fool was I,
To be cozen'd by
A fellow not worth a penny, 0.
When rich ones came,
And ask'd the same,
For Pd offers from ever so many, 0.
But I'll darn my hose,
Look out for beaux,
And quickly get a new lover, 0.
So sing rum ti tum,
And come, lads, come,
Then a fig for Æneas, the rover, 0.
King. So Orpheus sang of old, or poets lie,
And as the brutes were charm'd, e'en so am I:
Rosy cheek'd maid, henceforth my only Queen,
Full soon in royal robes shalt thou be seen ;
And through my realms I'll issue this decree,
None shall appear of taller growth than thee;
Painters no other face portray, each sign
O'er alehouse hung, shall change its head for thine ;
Poets shall cancel their unpublish'd lays,
And none presume to write but in thy praise.
Dist. (opens a closet.] And may I then, without offend.
My love to taste of this, the best I have.
King. Where it the vilest liquor upon earth,
Thy touch would render it of matchless worth;
Dear shall the gift be held, that comes from you,
Best proof of love (drinks ] 'tis full proof whiskey, too ;
Through all my veins I feel the genial glow ;
It warms my soul
Bomb. [without.] Ho! Distaffina, ho !
King. Heard you that voice ?
The General : send him packing as he came.
King, And is it he ? and does he hither come ?
Ah, me! my guilty conscience strikes me dumb;
Where shall I go ; say whither shall I fly ?
Hide me, oh! hide me from his injur'd eye.
He's but a General, you're a King!
[King secretes himself in a closet.
Bomb. Lov'd Distaffina, now, by my scars, I vow ;
(Scars got, I havn't time to tell you how ;) King. He's but a General, damsel ; I'm a King. By all the risks my fearless heart hath run, Dist. Oh! Sir, that makes it quite another thing. Risks of all shapes, from bludgeon, sword, or gun,
King. And think not, maiden, I could e'er design Steel traps, the patrole, bailiffs, shrew, and dun;
By the great bunch of laurels on my brow,
Dist. My dream is out, and I shall soon behold Hell and the devil! say whose hat is this !
[Seeing the King's hal, which he had thrown down when King. Here on my knees, those knees which ne'er till
kneeling to Distufina.
Dist. Why, bless your silly brains, that's not a hat.
Bomb. No hat?
Dist.................. Suppose it is, why what us that?
A hat can do no harm without a head.
Bomb. Whoe'er it fits, this hour I doom him dead;
Alive from hence the catiff shall not stir :
[ Discovers the King. Dist. La! Sir, I'd not say no for twenty pound;
Your most obedient humble servant, Sir.
King. Oh! General, oh !
Bomb...................... My much lov'd master, oh!
What means all this?
King................ Indeed I hardly know.
Dist. You hardly know! a very pretty joke.
If kingly promises so soon are broke.
An't I to be a Queen, and dress 60 fine ?
King. I do repent me of the foul design.
Pure Distaffina, and will never more,
Through lane or street, with lawless passion rove,
But give to Griskanissa all my love.
Bomb. Ho! ho! I'll love no more ; let him who can,
Pa the maid who fancies every man.
Song, KING. “Paddy O'CARROLL.”
My love is so pretty,
Her hand would disgrace:
At her pretty face.
That walk about town:
So much renown,
May laugh if they dare:
With ber can compare.
Than my pretty maid;
Can make her afraid.
Can beat her at tactie :