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nance, while an attempered joy shone The Turks have no manufactures in his fine expressive eye. Sir Wilthat can be styled peculiarly their liam Fordyce looked as he felt, deown; but in making tobacco-pipes lighted; the ladies were on their feet, they excel other nations. Their dy- when the doctor, calm and collected, ers are eminent for the brilliancy of approached Miss Cummyng, and said, their colours, and there is one tint “ Best beloved, my Henrietta, our unequalled by any country. It re-wishes are sanctified: fear nothing!" sembles the scarlet extracted from He took her hand; she grew very cochineal, but is richer. Tradition pale, trembled, and the tears started tells, that the soldiers of the Cross into her eyes. Sister," said Sir taught the Gael to prepare a beau- William, taking her other hand, and tiful and indelible scarlet from a small with gentle force raising her from yellow-flowered wild plant, called su- her chair, “all here unite to make ku or red : perhaps it bears some af- you happy; and you are above affinity to the Turkish dye. At their fectation.” She was led to the chaturning-lathe the Turks employ their pel belonging to the mansion. It was toes to guide the chisel, and they lighted up and prepared for the soshew a diverting dexterity in those lemn occasion. The mysteries of the pedipulations.
day were at an end; the bride resumed herself; and every one knelt
devoutly round the altar. The Dean The late Rev. Dr. James Fordyce of —, who had been engaged to married a lady, whose paternal name perform the ceremony, began, and was Cummyng. The description continued to pronounce the words given of this marriage in a Memoir with impressive solemnity, till the of her just published is amusing. doctor had to say, " With my body Miss Cummyng had petitioned for a I thee worship,” when he substituted delay, out of which it was determin- the words, “ With my body I thee ed to surprise her. She was told that honour.” The dean repeated "wora party was expected in the evening. ship;" the doctor repeated" honour." The guests were each saluted with Three times the dean reiterated an appropriate compliment; and the "worship;" and as often the doctor, whole party appeared to be entirely in a voice which inspired awe, reat their ease, except that Miss Cum-peated “ honour.” The dignitary myng felt a beating at her heart, which paused; a momentary red suffused she could neither define nor under his cheek, but he proceeded, and the stand. She observed that the dress ceremony was concluded. of her Cicero was as gay as the sober costume of a Scotch kirk minis
WHITE MOURNING. ter would admit: his habit was en- So late as the time of Henry III. tirely new, and he wore light grey of France, the dowager queens of that silk stockings; gold shoe, knee, and country were styled reines blanches, stock buckles; and his full-curled from the white mourning which they wig was newly and becomingly ar- were used to wear. “ Henry," says ranged. A smile of chastened plea- L'Etoile in his Journal, “ went to sure irradiated his serene counte- salute the white queen." That queen
was Elizabeth of Austria, widow of, ready to encounter the gainsayer." Charles IX.
The king was charmed by this intre
pid defiance, and immediately conTALIESIN.
firmed the assumed honours. HenTaliesin, the Welch bard, was a ry VII. was descended from this ilfoundling. He was discovered, like lustrious knight, being the son of Moses, a castaway on the waters, Edmund Earl of Richmond, son of in a weir on the coast of Merioneth- Sir Owen Tudor, who was the son of shire. The infant bard was wrapped this courageous Sir Tudor Vaughan in a leathern wallet.
TUDOR VAUGHAN AP GRONO
ANCIENT WELCH FORTIFICATION, Was a worthy of the brilliant era On the celebrated mountain of of Edward III. Without any title Pen Maen Maur is an ancient forti of hereditary or legal origin, he as- fication, surrounded with a strong sumed the style of Sir Tudor ap treble wall; within each wall, the Grono. The king, being informed of foundation site of more than one hunthis presumption, sent for the eccen- dred towers, all round, each about tric self-derived knight, and demand- 18 feet diameter within; the walls ed of him by what power he assum- about 18 feet thick. This situation ed a prerogative which belonged on- must have been impregnable. The ly to royalty. The Welchman re- || entrance, which is steep and rocky, plied, that " he preserved that right ascends by many windings: one hunin virtue of the laws of King Arthur. dred men might defend it against In the first place, he was a gentleman; fifty times their number; and within secondly, he had a large estate; third- its walls there is room for twenty ly, he was valiant and resolute; and thousand men. This is supposed to if any man,” he continued, " shall have been a place of refuge before doubt my valour, I throw down my and subsequent to the massacres of glove in test of courage, and stand I the Cambrians by Edward I.
THE EMIGRANT: A SKETCII FROM Lire. A PLAGUE on all speculators, say || sy hats, unaffected innocence, and I, more particularly on the specula- pure air, until the very atmosphere tor on change of climate! I had read, of Hampstead Heath offended my Mr. Editor, of emigration to Ame- olfactory nerves, and even the Green rica and to Van Diemen's Land, aye, Park seemed to me less verdant than and to other lands, until the goodly a Kidderminster carpet. “ I will streets of London, the rows of houses, leave," said I, “this abode of dirt, and shops from which the eye is re- smoke, skim-milk, and knavery." I galed with prints and jewels, and the said so, and as I act as quickly as I nose with mock-turtle and à la mode speak, it was not long ere I comde Paris, became at length hateful menced my operations. I must also to my senses : for, sir, I read of tell you in your ear, Mr. Editor, that purling streams, new-mown hay, gip- || I am married; and that, long before Vol. III. No. XV.
I read of purling streams, Mrs. Jug-|| the attention knew no bounds. They gins, my deary that is, tried hard to compelled me to visit them at their inoculate me with a love of a country lodgings at the Bull Inn, Bishopslife, particularly of a life in that part gate; and at length getting on the of the country in which she was born blind side of Jane's venerable mamand bred. But perhaps it may not be ma, once, twice, thrice, I visited them amiss to inform you how Jenny and at M—, and at length I married I became acquainted. I was one day her daughter. crossing Tower-Hill, when I beheld Jenny, as I have said, frequently as pretty a country wench as ever urged me to live in the country; and fattened a pullet, accompanied by while a tear stood in her blue eye, two males, whom I took to be her would tell me, she was sure I should father and brother. She was about be happy there, and she should be four feet three high, with a pair of so happy too, that at length I beblue eyes, cherry cheeks, a divine came in love with a pastoral life. I smile, white teeth, and a nimble pace. could neither hunt nor shoot, but Her accompaniments, had I to de- then I could read, and her father scribe them two hundred years ago, would bring me the newspaper every as coming from the distance of a Saturday night; and then her mohundred miles from London, would ther-Alas! while we were planhave given some play to my descrip- ning and thinking of this journey, tive powers. As it is, it will be suf- both her parents died: but then Jenficient to state, that their dresses ny had a brother and his wife and were only of the same cut as many two sisters, these would be such good of our would-be country gentlemen neighbours! for they were only parton the 1st September; not so welled by some ten miles, to a countryfitted indeed, but saving the bronze man nothing, but to a Cockney a long of their countenances and their way to a tea-party. Well, but my gloveless hands, they might have Jenny grew poorly, and her sisters been taken for Londoners, somewhat, were often poorly, and then they 'tis true, behind the fashion. The would write to each other such movlady was much more fashionably at-ing letters, and Jenny would be so tired. I have said that you might glad to hear from them, that she wahave imagined them Londoners, and tered every line of their letters with so you might until they opened their her tears; not that I ever saw ought mouths: you then forgot it all in the but the effect, when she would blame difficulty of understanding their pa- the cold for the redness of her eyes. tois, which with some pains I manag- At length Munden began to tire, Ined to comprehend, as they came for- cledon ceased to charm, and the Park ward to address me, begging to know to please. Urged by the solicitude how they could obtain a sight of the of Jenny and my fancied love for Tower, the lions, and all that; and vernal scenes, I determined to live as I was never behindhand in civi- with our own people. A journey of lity when a pretty girl was in the case, one hundred and fifty miles with a I conducted them not only to see the wife, two children, a cockatoo, and beasts, but the Armoury and the a pug-dog, was a rather awful underJewel-Office. Their gratitude for taking; but we were not to be daunted by trifles. It was not long before honours men! There on a donkey's a proof of the bill, explaining our back came our best carpet, on which future designs, was put into my hands. | many an infant foot had danced. On “To be sold by auction, all that ele- the head of a tall Irishwoman flougant and fashionable household fur- | rished roses, geraniums, and myrtles, niture, plate, linen, and china, a pi- once bargained for by my deary at ano-forte by Broderip, &c. &c. &c. | Covent-Garden market; while the imthe property of Andrew Juggins, Esq. mortal Pitt, Nelson, and George III. leaving London.” Surprised as we had become the property of a vertuwere at the splendid appearance loving mechanic, who, in his haste which our humble furniture made in to possess his king, had insensibly the catalogue, we were almost knock- become his decapitator, and who, on ed up with disappointment when we seeing me, crossed the way, in hopes heard that our goods had been I might have been a mender of monknocked down for a sum less by a archs. hundred pounds than we expected.
Thank heaven I could not say that But as we had wisely imagined that I was without a ducat; for the mowe must give“ plenty for our whistle,” ney was presently handed to me, the we determined to make up for this duty paid, and soon after a postdeficit when we resided in the coun-chaise was at the door. Betty was try, and this trouble was soon for- perched on the dickey, with the cockgotten. What the poor wretch feels atoo on her fist like an ancient falwhose little all must go to satisfy a coner, or Leonora in the Padlock. ruthless creditor, I can well imagine, Myself and Jenny occupied the for even in my situation I felt consi- chaise, Gertrude on her lap, Bobby derably annoyed at this parting with occupied my knee, and Rover, lay my household gods. 'Tis true, I between our legs, save and except avoided the scene as much as possi- that ever and anon, with dangling ble; but one day being obliged to and heated tongue, he strove hard speak to the modern Langford, I was for a share of the front window. compelled to behold my ancient I shall not trouble you, sir, with friends tumbled over the floor.- the scenes of extortion and the little Scarcely indeed had I approached miseries which we encountered, as the scene of action, when looking- we posted all the way, until our arglasses and chairs, once my own, met rival at M—: how often we paid my sight, and the fellows who bore for fresh fish and young chicken of them, knowing them to have once olden time; how often we were inbeen my property, gave me an im- formed “ I'm ostler,” or « I'm champudent sort of recognition, as much bermaid;" how frequently we heard as to say, “I have your ancient Lares!" | “Chaise on, next turn;" or how often On the head of a ragged urchin, II taxed the bills. Suffice it to say, recognised one of my rose-wood card that we reached in safety the house tables, at which many a canne one taken for us, and to which we were partner” once sat: how often has its warmly welcomed by all our relations. green baize been ruffled by the To a man, sir, who has lived in a knuckles of the decided rubber- small genteel house in Pentonville player, the three by cards or four by or Walworth Crescent, with a front garden of the size of a hearth-rug, of the neighbourly conduct of people and a back garden almost as big resident in small market-towns in again, you may imagine that a large the country, where, at the first inn old house and half an acre or more in the place, a parlour was dedicated of pleasure-ground must have been for a club, at which the parson, the an acquisition. I was delighted, and doctor, and the lawyer met to smoke for a time I was fully occupied in their pipes. I was fully aware that painting my dwelling, and having modern refinement had succeeded purchased the Gardener's Multum in in banishing these friendly meetings; Parro, in learning when to rake bor- but yet there were such things as ders and plant box-edging. With reading - societies and tythe-feasts, the assistance of a gardener, I made where, at least, I expected to give my garden much prettier than that and take some little share of conviat Hornsey Wood, or my friend Dun- viality: but in this it seems I was can's at Highgate. But now for the mistaken. sociabilities of the place. I had read (To be concluded in our next.) in the novels of Smollett and Fielding
A NOBLEMAN APPREHENDED ON HIS OWN WARRANT.
The yew, the holly, and the pine- || gay elegance and successful power. tree produce their most thriving Their contemporary, the Earl of plants and most durable timber on Dunmore, frequently passed the sumthe highest hills. This property is mer and autumnal months at Inverecognised by the ancient bards, who, rary castle, or at Glenfinart in Arin Gaelic poesy, call those trees gyleshire, and generally wore the
waving nurslings of the storm;" || plaid manufacture of the country in and, like them, it appears that the appropriate style; professing, that mountain garb has acquired distinc- besides being the most convenient tion amidst the blasts of adversity. attire for a sportsman, it procured to The act of Parliament prohibiting him amusing adventures. Of these the Highland phelibeg and accoutre- we are enabled to give a specimen. ments, excited the public attention One morning, just as his lordship to their supposed analogy with inde- was setting off for the moors, an expendence of spirit, valour, and har- || cise-officer applied for a warrant to dihood; and not only was the attach- apprehend a noted smuggler, who ment of natives to their picturesque had dangerously wounded a supercostume raised to enthusiasm, but | visor while officiating in his duty. southern noblemen and gentlemen The delinquent was supposed to have caught the flame, and eagerly sought passed from Ayrshire into the district commissions in the 42d regiment. of Cowal, and, as on former occasions, When the unavailing proscription disguised as a Highlander, to be was repealed, many southerns of con- lurking among the hills. Lord D. spicuous rank adopted the kilt as a granted the warrant, and proceeded light and becoming hunting dress; in search of grouse, attended by his and Archibald Earl of Eglinton and gamekeeper. He had hardly enterthe late earl led this fashion with led the shooting-ground when a young