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Still ardently desired. The Power all-wise Now, we'll fancy the judge in his fullAlike to manhood and to infancy
bottomed wig, Has dealt the dole of pleasures and of Assisted by most of the quorum, pains;
Whilst counsellor Buz, and young coun. And manhood has its toys; its happy
sellor Prig, dreams;
Vehemently argued before 'em. Its gay anticipations, e'en as youth. The rusticks all gaped, and took mouth. Not with a sign of mournful, vain regret,
fuls of law, I visit these green haunts; this placid As they listened to Buz and his brother; stream.
Not a whisper was heard, they were brim. But, while the scene to memory's retro.
full of awe; spect
Now admiring of this, then of t'other. Reflects the illusive tint which fancy But Buz warmer grew as the cause on. throws
ward went. Upon the distant past, Hope too expands His arguments seemed quite convincing; Her gilded prospects; and the future Behind stood a client, who, when he smile
seemed spent, With colours indistinct, but beautiful
Took this method to keep him from As the dim clouds by gleams of daybreak
wincing tinged Ere the red sunrise paints the mountain's Whene’er his loud voice seemed to shrink brow;
to a squeak, I so am framed, that no depressing gloom Five guineas he slipped 'tween his fin. Has power to damp my shaping energiesi These gave him new powers and forced But still, as when a child, my glance can
him to speak dart Bright o'er the illumined future, and cre.
Loud as Grub street's stentorian singers. ate
This was done many times, my story says Its own ideal world of hope and joy.
ten, And I see no cause why I should dock it;
And as oft as he felt them, he at it. THE CAUSE GAINED
again, AND THE COUNSELLOR OUTWITTED. And slipt them quite sly in his pockets [An Old Story.]
Now Prig feeling no such strong reasons
as these, A counsellor wise, as most counsellors Slackened much in his learned ha.
ranguing; Once went to a county assizes; Whilst Buz gained the cause with compa. Well--the reader cries out and his go. rative ease: ing down there
Thus cash, sometimes saves men from Shows nothing to me that surprises. hanging! Patience-reader ungentle, and soon you
Now Buz felt a longing to count over his
gains; shall know As much as I do of the story;
For Buz was a lawyer most thrifty; Learn, that gold is the fount from which And thought, for the trouble he'd given
his brains, lawyers' wits flow,
He deserved at least forty or fifty. Gold only it is gives them glory.
So behold, when the court was broke up, Our counsellor, whom we'll call Buz, if
home he hied, you please,
To his neat first floor room of a lodgHad a cause that was bad at the bot- ing; tom;
Like a ghost through the streets and the 'Twas one that was not to be gained with
lanes did he glide,
And escaped his acquaintance by dodg. But if greased in the fist he oft gót 'em;
Now observe him alone, seatedl snug by For his wits were so sharp that 'twas the fire, ofientimes said,
From behind his best spectacles peep. By few men he had e'er been outwitted; ing; But what, in this case, gave his client But, lo' he soon found a misfortune most some dread,
dire, Was, that against one as keen he was And he scarce could refrain from louch pitted.
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TWO and twenty rocky islands, sides of some are formed of hillocks, lying between the latitudes of 61° lying close like the hills themselves, 15' and 62° 21', extend 67 miles in and appearing, especially when colength, from north to south, and 45 vered with snow, like tents. There in breadth, from east to west. Ab are no valleys of any extent among ovium multitudine, says Arngrim them, only a few broken and craggy Jonas, Færeyjar, seu rectius Faareydales between their summits. The jar dicta sunt. But though faar in sides are in many places so steep, Danish signifies a sheep, and oe an that no earth can remain on them; island, Landt distrusts this deriva- and from many of the heights, tion of the word Feroe, because he where mould might otherwise colis not certain that faar was used in lect, it is swept away by the winds. the same sense by the Norwegians; In those parts which are arable, the and he traces it to fier, feathers, depth of soil never exceeds four from the abundance procured from feet; frequently it is not more than the sea fowl there, or to fier or eight inches. Strata of basaltick cofarn, far distant. The islands con- lumns are found among the hills; in sist of a group of steep rocks or the isle of Suderoe they extend to hills, lying so close to each other, a considerable height, and from the that their bases are merely separa- base of the hill stretch out several, ted by a brook. Towards the sea they fathoms into the sea, gradually low. generally terminate in perpendicu- ering till they are lost beneath the lar rocks, from two to three hun. water. The relationship of the Fedred fathoms in height; those which roe islands to Staffa and the Giants decline more gradually, have, for Causeway is evident; but it must be the most part, two or three sloping left to the Neptunists and Vulcanterraces, formed by projecting ists to settle the pedigree. Deep fis. rocks, and covered with grass. The sures of considerable length are met
with between the hills; caverns also according to Landt, in the ninth are frequent in the shores, the fa- century, by some Norwegians, who, pourite haunts of seals; some of being discontented with their king, tuese extend so far, that a boat may the famous Harold Harfager, retir, exter a hundred fathoms; some passed here, and supported themselves, through a hill, and are open at both after the manner of their fathers, by ends; some stretch through a whole piracy. It is, however, apparent, from island.
what this author himself states, that There are few fresh water lakes some of these islanders are of a dif. among the hills; the largest is only ferent race. The natives of the two miles in circumference. Tor- southern isles, he says, have round rents are of course numerous, and faces, are of lower stature, speak afford
great facilities for water more rapidly, and are much livelier mills. Some falls appear only after in their actions than those of the heavy rain. If a strong wind hap- northern. These, therefore, are evipens to blow toward the rock, the dently of Finnish extraction; and it is water is dispersed like a shower; if owing to the mixture of this race the wind be like a hurricane, none that the language is not purely of the water is seen to fall, the Norse. Magnus the good reduced whole is driven up into the atmos- these islands to obedience. Since phere like a thick mist, which is that time they have belonged to sometimes glorified with a rainbow. Norway, and upon the union of the The most remarkable fall is called two crowns, were annexed to DenFosaa, in Nordstromoe. It consists mark. During the present war, the of two, one below the other, each conduct of some British privateers, computed at from 70 to 100 feet who landed here and upon Iceland, Landt was assured that trouts had excited the attention of government; been seen to work their way up it and an order of council was issued, A warm spring in Osteroe, called declaring that these inoffensive Varmakieldi, is the Spa of the Fe. islanders were not to be molested in roe islanders. 'They used to assem- consequence of the war between ble there at midsummer, to use the Great Britain and Denmark, and that water as a remedy, and to amuse they might continue in perfect sethemselves. Their faith in its medi. curity the little traffick which they cal properties has abated; but the carried on with the mother country. good pastor, who employed his lei. Such is the temper with which this sure among them in collecting in- country makes war; while the sys. formation for this very interesting tem of its enemies is to aggravate volume, says that they derive mate- the evils of hostility by the wanton rial benefit from the journey and infliction of private and individual the cheerfulness of the place; their misery. inactive life, and sedentary labours, This is not the only advantage render them liable to various disor which the Feroe islands have de. ders, and the effect of change and rived from the remoteness of their excitement is such, that they return situation. Too distant, too uninviting, home greatly improved both in body and, above all, too unproductive to and mind. It is then to be regretted be coveted, they have never been that the Varmakieldi waters should granted by the crown to any petty go out of fashion. Some Danish phy-' tyrants, and thus have escaped those sician should write a paper upon feudal oppressions which degrade their virtues for the Copenhagen the Danes, and still (though in a transactions.
mitigated degree) disgrace the Seventeen of these islands are in- Scotch islands. They are, therefore, habited. They were first peopled, a contented and a happy people.