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BRITISH COLLEGE OF HEALTH, KING'S
CROSS, NEW ROAD, LONDON. MORISON'S UNIVERSAL VEGETABLE
MEDICINE. Cure of a Bilious and Liver Complaint, &c. Sir,-Having been for some years past afflicted with = bilious and liver complaint, attended with much flatulency and great debility, which completely baffled the efforts of several eminent gentlemen of ihe faculty, and the cause of severe depression and lowness of spirits, so much so, that I was incapable of attending to my domestic concerns, and my life almost a burden to me. Upon bearing of your invaluable medicine (Morison's Pills), I was induced to give them a trial, and am now happy to state, through God's assistance, that I am enabled to perform my duties, and my appetite and digestion are restored to their former state of excellence, and for which I shall ever feel grateful. I have also to observe, that it is not more than two months since I first applied to Mr. Joseph Webb, Feasegate, York, for the medicine, and who can vouch for the truth of my declaration, and to the restoration of my health at the present time.
I am, sir, your obliged and grateful servant,
cident I received last November, I was attacked with MITFORD CASTLE, NORTHUMBERLAND,
asthma, shortness of breath, and swelling of the body and legs, for which I could obtain but little relief until the beginning of last March, when, having a supply of the
* Vegetable Universal Medicine," recommended by yoa MONT BLANC.
crevice, my feet slid from under me; I came happy to inform you that, after taking a few doses, agree
down on my face, and glided rapidly towards ably to the directions given in such cases, all the coin ARRIVING near the base of those rocks called the lower one; I cried out, but the guides who plaints above-mentioned left me, and am now in sound the “Grands Mulets,” we found that a chasm held the rope attached to me did not stop me, although it is now upwards of two months since I expe. of eighty feet in width separated them from though they stood firm. I had got to the ex- rienced the relief herein acknowledged. With gratitude us. We proceeded up an acclivity forming a tent of the rope, my feet hanging over the 10: God, and thankfulness to you, sir, I am induced to make
this my case known, that others, suffering under similar narrow neck of ice, but at its termination a lower crevice, one hand grasping firmly the affilictions, may experience the like relief. wall opposed us; on either hand yawned a pole, and the other my hat. The guides called
I am, sir, your obedient servant, wide and deep crevice, and it appeared that to me to be cool, and not afraid ;--a pretty 2, St. Ronan's, Deptford, Kent, May 14, 1832.
THOMAS STOKES." there was no advancing without climbing this time to be cool, hanging over an abyss, and in The “ Vegetable Universal Medicines” are to be had at perpendicular mass of twenty feet in height. momentary expectation of falling into it! Surrey Branch,00, Great Surrey-street: Mr. Field's, 16, AirThe neck we were standing upon overhung, a They made no attempt to pull me up for some street, Quadrant; Mr. Chappell's, Royal Exchange; Mr. gulf formed by the chasm and crevices, the moments; but then, desiring me to raise my- . Lowe's, Mile-end-road; lar. Bennett's, Covent-gardenvery sight of which was appalling. The wall self, they drew in the rope until I was close to market; Mr. Haydon's, Fleur-de-lis-court, Norton-falgate; met this neck with an angle formed by these them, and in safety.
Mr. Haslet's, 147, Ratcliffe-highway; Messrs. Norbury's, two crevices, which continued on each side of
The reason for this proceeding is obvious.
Brentford; Mrs. Stepping, Clare-market; Messrs. Salmon,
Little Bell-alley; Miss Varai's, 24, Lucas-street, Commerit, the angle coming to a most acute and deli- Had they attempted, on the bad and uncer- cial-road; Mrs. Beech's, 7, Sloane-square, Chelsea ; Mrs. cate point. No time was to be lost; we were tain footing in which they stood, to check me
Chapple's, Royal Library, Pall-mall; Mrs. Pippen's, 18, standing in a very perilous situation, and at the first gliding, they might have lost their Trinity-grounds, Deptford ; Mr. Taylor, Hanwell; Mr.
Wingrove-place, Clerkenwell; Miss C. Atkinson, 19, New Coulet commenced cutting steps on the angle own balance, and our destruction would have Kirtlam, 4, Bolingbroke-row, Walworth; Mr. Payne, 64, with his hatchet ; and, after great labour, and followed ; but, by fixing themselves firmly in Kirmyn-street; M, Howard, at Mr. Wood's, hairdresser considerable danger, in the execution of his the cut step, and securing themselves with Mr. Griffiths, Wood-wharf, Greenwich ; Mr. Pitt, 1, Corne purpose, got to the top, and was immediately their batons, they were enabled to support me
wall-road, Lambeth; Mr. J. Dobson, 35, Craven-street,
Strand; followed by another guide. The knapsacks with certainty when the rope had gone its Monck, Bexley Heath; Mr. T. Stokes, 12, St.'Ronan's,
Mr. Oliver, Bridge-street, Vauxhall ; Mr. J. were then drawn up, and the rest of the party length. This also gave me time to recover, Deptford; Mr. Cowell, 22, Terrace, Pimlico; Mr. Parfitt, after them. In ascending this wall, being that I might assist them in placing myself out
96, Edgware-road; Mr. Hart, Portsmouth-place, Kenning
ton-lane; Mr. Charlesworth, grocer, 124, Shoreditch; Mr. partly drawn up, partly climbering, I stopped of danger; for it is not to be supposed that, in R. G. Bower, grocer, 22, Brick-lane, St. Luke's; Mr. S. for an instant, and looked down into the abyss such a situation, I did not lose, in a great de- 3. Avila, pawnbroker, opposite the church, Hackney : Mr. beneath me: the blood curdled in my veins, gree, my presence of mind. These were good T. Gardner, '95, Wood-street, Cheapside, and $, Nortonfor never did I behold any thing so terrific. reasons, no doubt; but, placed as I was in falgate ; Mr. J. Williamson, 15, Seabright-place, Hackney The great beauty of the immense crevices such imminent peril, I could not have allowed road; Mr. J. Osborn, Wells-street, Hackney road, and around us so deep, so bright, that the ima- them to be so.—John Auldjo's Ascent to the gate-street; Mr. T. Walter, cheesemonger, 67, Hoxton Ok gination could hardly measure them-excited Summit of Mont Blanc in 1827.
Town; and at one agent's in every principal town in Great
Britain, the Islands of Guernsey and Malta; and throughinot only my admiration, but even that of the
out the whole of the United States of America. guides, accustomed as they were to such scenes. For FENDERS, FIRE-IRONS, KNIVES,&c.
N. B. The College will not be answerable for the corSafely on the top, on looking around, we AMILIES FURNISHING may effect an
sequences of any medicines sold by any chymist or draggist, discovered that these large crevices extended
SA , as none such are allowed to sell thc “'Universal Medion each side to a very great distance, the RIP PONS OLD ESTABLISHED CHEAP FUR
CAUTION TO THE PUCLIC. plane of the wall sloping from the upper to NISHING IRONMONGERY WAREHOUSE, the lower crevice with an inclination which
63, Castle street East, Oxford Market,
having superseded the use of almost all the Patent rendered walking on it very perilous. Some where every article sold is warranted good, and exchanged
Medicines, which the wholesale venders have foisted upon proposed to return to the commencement of if not approved of.
the credulity of the searchers after health, for so many the neck of ice which we had passed, and, ings, a 125. per pair; Ivory-bandled oval-rimmed Table
Tea L'in, 308.; Plated Candlesticks, with Silver Mount. years, the town druggists and chemists, not able to establisia
a fair fame on the invention of any plausible means of making a circuit from it, to get to the base of Knives and Forks, 40s. the set of 50 pieces
; Fashionable competition, have plunged into the mean expedient of puff the “Grands Mulets,” on the other side of the Iron Fenders--- Black, 18s. Bronzed, 21s. ; Brass Fenders, ing up a "Dr. Morrison" (observe the subterfuge of the
double r), a being who never existed, as prescribing a great crevice, and climb up the rock; others per set; Polished Steel Fire Irons,
4s. 6d. per set; Brass
“Vegetable Universal Pill, No. 1 and 2," for the express were for proceeding, and their advice was fol- Fire Furniture, 58. 6d. per set; Block-tin Dish Covers, purpose (by means of this
forged imposition upon the pab lowed. Walking with the greatest caution, 8s
. 6d. per set; Copper Tea Kettles, to hold one gallon, lich of deteriorating the estination of the UNIVERSAL 7s.; Bottle Jacks, 85. od. ; Copper Warming Pans, 6s.;
MÉDICINES” of the “ BRITISH COLLEGE OF in steps cut with the hatchet, we moved on Brass Candlesticks, 1s. 4d. per pair ; Britannia-metal Tea
KNOW ALL MEN, then, that this attempted delusion very slowly; the ice was slippery, and a false Pots, Is. 4d, cach;
Japanned Tea Trays, Is.; Waiters, 2s., Bread Trays, 3d. ; Japanned Chamber Candlesticks,
must fall under the fact, that (however specious the prestep might have endangered the life of more with Souffers and Extinguisher, 6d.; Snuffers and Tray, tence), none can be held genuine by the College but those
which have “Morison's Universal Medicines" impressed than one individual. The wall now widened, 6d.; Black-handled Steel Table Knives and Forks, 25. 9d.
upon the Government Stamp attached to each box and but the slope became more inclined. Taking vented Utensii for cooking Potatoes, superior to those
packet, to counterfeit which is felony by the laws of the my steps with the greatest care, I could not boiled, steamed, or roasted, price 5s., 63., and 73.; Copper prevent myself from slipping; as the space became wider, I became less cautious, and, very article in the above line, cheaper than any other Printed by J. Haddon and Co.; and Published House
by J. CRISP, at No. 27, Ivy Lane, Paternoster while looking over the edge into the upper
For Readv Money only.
Row, where all Advertisements and Communications for the Editor are to be addressed.
I stood in Venice, on the Bridge of Sighs, connected with a train of more interest interest. And perhaps there are few spots
A palace and a prison on each hand
ing associations than Venice. Its former in Venice more adapted to produce this As from the stroke of an enchanter's wand,
opulence and power, the eventful charac- effect than that which forms the subject A thousand years their cloudy wings expand ter of its history, its present degradation, of the above engraving—the Ponte dei
Around me, and a dying glory smiles the classic recollections attached to it by Sospiri, or Bridge of Sighs, connecting
those poets who have either celebrated its the Ducal Palace with a state prison. Where l'enice sat in state, throned on her hun- former greatness, or mourned its present The former was an erection of the ninth dred isles.
condition - Shakspeare, Tasso, Milton, century, and is built in a style of rather
Brrox. Byron--all these things are calculated to Saracenic than Gothic, like most of the Tuere are few places which stand invite inquiry, and inspire a melancholy other buildings of Venice. The latter
was built at a subsequent time, in conse- The most interesting of these buildings, in his elegant annual for 1830, with which quence of a circumstance which is thus the Ducal Palace, remains to be noticed. we will close this sketch. stated by Coryate, in his “Crudities.”—This magnificent structure was for ages “A French nobleman, travelling through " Before this prison was built, which was the seat of one of the most powerful and Venice, and being robbed there of a connot (as I heard in Venice) above ten terrible governments of Europe. “It is siderable sum of money, imprudently inyears since, the towne prison was under built,” says Mr. Forsyth, “in a style dulged in some reflections on the Venethe duke's palace, where it was thought which you may call Árabesque, if you tians, observing, that a government which certain prisoners, being largely hired by will, but it reverses the principles of all was so careful in watching the proceedings the King of Spaine, conspired together to other architecture; for here the solid rests of strangers might bestow a little more atblow up the palace with gunpowder, as upon the open, a wall of enormous mass tention on the state of their own police. the papists would have done the Parlia- rests upon a slender fret-work of shafts, A few days afterwards he left Venice, but ment House in England; whereupon the arches, and intersected circles. Near he had only proceeded a very short dissenate thought good, having executed the principal entrance is a statue of the tance when his gondola stopped. On those prisoners that were conspirators in Doge Foscaro in white marble; and op- demanding the reason of the delay, his that bloody design, to remove the rest to posite to the entrance are the magnificent gondoliers replied that a boat was making another place, and to build a prison steps called “The Giant's Staircase," signals to them. The Frenchman, diswhere this now standeth.” The history from the colossal statues of Mars and turbed at this incident, was meditating on of this latter edifice offers nothing to no- Neptune, by which they are commanded. the imprudence of which he had been tice but what is of a painful and revolting Here the Doges of Venice received the guilty, when the boat which had been character. It is, in fact, one of those symbols of sovereignty; and upon the following his gondola came up, and the scenes of torture, murder, and arbitrary landing-place of these stairs the Doge person in it requested him to go on board. and inhuman confinement, which are Marino Faliero was beheaded. “ Here," He obeyed. Are you not the Prince commonly to be found in countries which, says Mr. Roscoe, “the senate, which re- de Craon ? said the stranger. 'I am.' like Italy, have suffered under the rule sembled a congress of kings rather than you not robbed last Thursday? of superstition and tyranny. It is thus an assemblage of free merchants, the I was. • Of what sum ?' · Five hundescribed by Mr. Hollier in his Journal* various councils of state, and the still dred ducats.' · Where were they?' 'In of a Tour through this and other coun- more terrible inquisitors of state, the a green purse.'. 'Do you suspect any tries, a work which strongly exhibits the dreaded ten,' held their sittings. The
My valet de place.' Should most desirable qualifications of a traveller splendid chambers in which the magnifi- you know him again ? Certainly.” The -acute, persevering, and impartial ob- cent citizens were accustomed to meet, stranger then pulled aside a mantle, beservation. “ Our next walk was to the where their deliberations inspired Christ- neath which lay a dead man, holding in Bridge of Sighs, and then down to view endom with hope, and struck dismay into his hand a green purse. 'Justice has the dungeons. The Bridge of Sighs was, the souls of the Ottomans, are still shown been done,' said the stranger ; 'take your without question, a very correct appella- to the stranger; but the courage, the money; but beware how you return to a tion for that miserable path, which led constancy, and the wisdom which then country, the government of which you the poor unfortunate objects of tyrannical filled them are fled."
have despised.'” hatred or superstition to such a Tartarus The council of ten above alluded to were of woe as is there witnessed. Descend- a Criminal Court, instituted in 1325, and ing by a steep and narrow stone stair- invested with full inquisitorial authority. EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY OF
MR. THOMAS JENKINS. case, just wide enough to admit one Their official duration was at first limited person at a time to walk, we arrived, to ten days, then, after several interme- [The following most interesting statement after traversing a passage of the same diate changes, it was extended to a year, has already been published in the excellent dimensions, at some holes, ranged in then to five years, and at length they be
columns of Chambers' Edinburgh Journal. Itis, rows along this horribly confined place, came a permanent body. The primary however, so suited to one of the principal objects and withal so low as obliged us to stoop object of their constitution was to extin- of our publication, as affording a refutation of our chins nearly to our knees to enter guish the remains of a conspiracy against of the African race, that we do not hesitate to them, and, when in, we found it impos- the state; but in their subsequent his present it to our readers.] sible to stand upright ; some of them tory they taught a lesson frequently reite- The facts we are about to relate respecting were all but dark, the greater number of rated since-namely, the madness of con- this person are of so extraordinary a nature, them completely, so. And below these fiding unlimited power to irresponsible that, if they had happened at a place distant another range, inferior in every sense, hands. The hall of the Council is still from our scene of publication, or at a time remore close, more loathsome, and into visited by strangers as an object of much mote froin the present, we would have despaired which neither the light nor breath of interest. It is ornamented with somesplen- of procuring credence for them, and, perhaps, heaven could possibly enter, as they are did productions of Paul Veronese, and them publicity. It happens, however, that, both situated below the level of the canals. others. The frieze in this room is divided in respect of time and place, they are so readily Surely the poor creatures destined to be into compartments, each containing the liable to be denied, if found incorrect, that we inmates of these abodes of wretchedness portraits of two of the Doges. One of these can bring them forward with the greatest conmust, on entering them, have bid a final tacitly, but very impressively, tells of the fidence. adieu to hope in this world.” tragical end of the original, containing,
Mr. Thomas Jenkins was the son of an AfriThe Ponte dei Sospiri is, as has been instead of a portrait
, a black curtain features of the negro. His father reigned over
can king, and bore, externally, all the usual said, the avenue from this prison to the painted in the frame, with the name of
a considerable tract of country to the east of, palace. It is a covered bridge or gallery, the noble delinquent inscribed at the foot and, we believe, including, Little Cape Mount, considerably elevated above the water, of it.
a part of the wide coast of Guinea, which used and divided, by a stone wall, into a pas
There is, perhaps, nothing more re- to be much resorted to by British vessels for sage and a cell; it was into the latter markable in the internal history of Ve- the purchase of slaves. The negro sovereign, that prisoners were taken, and there nice than the secresy and dispatch with whom the British sailors knew by the name of strangled.
which the police department was con- | King Cock-eye, from a personal peculiarity, ducted, owing ehiefly to the inquisitorial and learning gave to the Europeansoverthe Afri
having observed what a superiority civilization This elegant work was printed solely for pri- power possessed by their magistrates. An cans in their traffic, resolved to send his eldest valo distribution among the author's friends. instance of this is related by Mr. Roscoe, son to Britain, in order that he might acquire all the advantages of knowledge. He, accord-, ary literature at the table of Mr. Laidlaw's had the satisfaction of placing the precious ingly, bargained with a Captain Swanstone, a children, or interested the servant lasses to give volume in the hands which were so eager to native of Hawick, in Scotland, who traded to him what knowledge they could. In the course possess it—only a shilling or so being required the coast for ivory, gold dust, &c., that the of a brief space, Mrs. Laidlaw was surprised to from Mr. Moncrieff. Tom carried off his prize child should be taken by him to his own coun- find that Tom began to have a strange appe- in triumph, and, it is needless to say, made the try, and returned, in a few years, fully educated, tency for candle-ends. Not a doup about the best use of it. for which he was to receive a certain consider- farm-house could escape him. Every scrap of It may now be asked, What was the personal ation in the productions of Africa. The lad wick and tallow that he fell in with was se- character of this extraordinary specimen of recollected a little of the scene which took creted and taken away to his loft above the African intellect? We answer, at once, The place on his being handed over to Swanstone. stable, and very dismal suspicions began to be best possible. Tom was a mild, unassuming His father, an old man, came with his mother, entertained respecting the use he put them to. creature, free from every kind of vice, and who was much younger, and a number of sable Curiosity soon incited the people about the possessing a kindliness of manner which made courtiers, to a place on the side of a green farm to watch his proceedings after he had re- him the favourite of all who knew him. In eminence near the coast, and there, amidst the tired to his den; and it was then discovered, fact, he was one of the most popular characters tears of the latter parent, he was formally con- to the astonishment of all, that the poor lad in the whole district of Upper Teviotdale. His signed to the care of the British trader, who was engaged, with a book and a slate, in draw- employers respected him for the faithful and pledged himself to return his tender charge, ing rude imitations of the letters of the alpha- zealous manner in which he discharged his some years afterwards, endowed with as much bet. It was found that he also kept an old humble duties, and every body was interested learning as he might be found capable of re- fiddle beside him, which cost the poor horses in his singular efforts to obtain knowledge. ceiving. The lad was, accordingly, conveyed below many a sleepless night. On the dis- Having retained no trace of his native lanon ship-hoard, where the fancy of the master covery of his literary taste, Mr. Laidlaw put guage, he resembled, in every respect except conferred upon him the name of Thomas Jen- him to an evening school, kept by a neighbour- his skin, an ordinary peasant of the south of kins.
ing rustic, at which he made rapid progress- Scotland: only he was much more learned Swanstone brought his protege to Hawick, such, indeed, as to excite astonishment all over than the most of them, and spent his time and was about to take the proper means for the country; for no one had ever dreamt that somewhat more abstractedly. His mind was fulfilling his bargain, when, unfortunately, he there was so much as a possibility of his be- deeply impressed with the truths of the Chriswas cut off from this life. No provision having coming a scholar. By and by, though daily tian faith, and Ire was a regular attender upon been made for such a contingency, Tom was occupied with his drudgery as a farm-servant, every kind of religious ordinances. Altogether, thrown upon the wide world, not only without he began to instruct himself in Latin and Tom was a person of the most worthy and rethe means of obtaining a Christian education, Greek. A boy friend who, in advanced life, spectable properties, and, even without consibut destitute of every thing that was necessary communicated to us most of the facts we are dering his meritorious struggles for knowledge, to supply still more pressing wants. Mr. Swan-narrating, lent him several books necessary in would have been beloved and esteemed wherestone died in a room in the Tower Inn, at these studies; and Mr. and Mrs. Laidlaw did ever he was known. Hawick, where Tom very faithfully attended all in their power to favour his wishes, though When Tom was about twenty years of age, him, though almost starved by the cold of a the distance of a classical academy was a suffi- a vacancy occurred in the school at Teviot-head, Scottish winter. After his guardian had ex- cient bar, if there had been no other, to pre- which was an appendage to the parish school, pired, he was in a state of the greatest distress vent their giving him the means or opportunity for the use of the scattered inhabitants of a from cold, till the worthy landlady, Mrs. of regular instruction. In speaking of the kind very wild pastoral territory. A committee of Brown, brought him down to her huge kitchen treatment which he had received from these the presbytery of Jedburgh was appointed to fire, where, alone, of all parts of the house, worthy individuals, his heart has often been sit on a particular day at Hawick, in order to could he find a climate agreeable to his nerves. observed to swell, and the tear to start into his examine the candidates for this humble charge, Tom was ever after very grateful to Mrs. Brown honest dark eye. Besides acquainting himself and report the result to their constituents. for her kindness. After he had remained for tolerably well with Latin and Greek, he initi- Among three or four competitors appeared the some time at the inn, a farmer in Teviot-head, ated himself in the study of mathematics. black farm-servant of Falnash, with a heap of who was the nearest surviving relation of his A great era in Tom's life was his possessing books under his arm, and the everlasting solguardian, agreed to take charge of him, and, himself of a Greek dictionary. Having learnt dier's greatcoat with the staring “XCVI.” accordingly, he was removed to the house of that there was to be a sale of books at Hawick, upon his back. The committee was surprised; that individual, where he soon made himself he proceeded thither, in company with our in- but they could not refuse to read his testimouseful in rocking the cradle, looking after the formant. Tom possessed twelve shillings, nials of character, and put him through the pigs and poultry, and other such humble duties. saved out of his wages, and his companion usual forms of examination. More than this: When he left the inn, he understood hardly a vowed that, if more should be required for the his exhibition was so decidedly superior to the word of English; but here he speedily acquired purchase of any particular book, he should not rest, that they could not avoid reporting him the common dialect of the district, with all its fail to back him in the competition so far as as the best fitted for the situation. Tom repeculiarities of accent and intonation. He eighteen-pence would warrant, that being the tired triumphant from the field, enjoying the lived in Mr. L- -'s family for several years, amount of his own little stock. Tom at once delightful reflection that now he would be in the course of which he was successively ad- pitched upon the lexicon as the grand necessary placed in a situation much more agreeable to vanced to the offices of cowherd and driver of of his education, and accordingly he began to him than any other he had erer known, and peats to Hawick for sale on his master's ac- bid for it. All present stared with wonder where he would enjoy infinitely better opporcount, which latter duty he discharged very when they saw a negro, clad in the grey cast- tunities of acquiring instruction. satisfactorily. After he had become a stout off surtout of a private soldier, and the number For a time this prospect was dashed. On boy, Mr. Laidlaw, of Falnash, a gentleman of XCVI. still glaring in white oil-paint on his the report coming before the presbytery, a magreat respectability and intelligence, took a back, competing for a book which could only jority of the members were alarmed at the fancy for him, and readily prevailed upon his be useful to a student at a considerably ad- strange idea of placing a negro and born pagan former protector to yield him into his charge. vanced stage. A gentleman of the name of in such a situation, and poor Tom was ac“Black Tom,” as he was called, became, at Moncrieff, who knew Tom's companion, beck-cordingly voted out of all the benefits of the Falnash, a sort of Jack-of-all-trades. He acted oned him forward, and inquired, with eager competition. The poor fellow appeared to as cowherd at one time, and stable-hoy at curiosity, into the seeming mystery. When it suffer dreadfully from this sentence, which another; in short, he could turn his hand to was explained, and Mr. Moncrieff leamed that made him feel keenly the misfortune of his any sort of job. It was his especial duty to thirteen and sixpence was the utmost extent of skin, and the awkwardness of his situation go upon all errands to Hawick, for which a re- their joint stocks, he told his young friend to in the world. But, fortunately, the people tentive memory well qualified him. He after- bid as far beyond that sum as he chose, and he most interested in the matter felt as indignant wards became a regular farm-servant to Mr. would be answerable for the deficiency. Tom at the treatment which he had received, as he Laidlaw, and it was while acting in this capa- had now bidden as far as he could go, and he could possibly feel depressed. The heritors, city that he first discovered a taste for learning. was turning away in despair, when his young among whom the late Duke of Buccleugh was How Tom acquired his first instructions is not friend, in the very nick of time, threw himself chief, took up the case so warmly that it was known. The boy, probably, cherished a notion into the competition. “What, what do you immediately resolved to set up Tom in opposiof duty upon this subject, and was anxious to mean ?” said the poor negro, in great agita- tion to the teacher appointed by the presbytery, fulfil, as far as his unfortunate circumstances tion; "you know we cannot pay both that and and to give him an exact duplicate of the would permit, the designs of his parent. He the duty." His friend, however, did not re- salary which they already paid to that person. probably picked up a few crumbs of element- gard his remonstrances; and, immediately, he An old smiddy [blacksmith's shop] was hastily fitted up for his reception, and Tom was immediately installed in office, with the universal approbation of both parents and children. It followed, as a matter of course, that the other school was completely deserted, and Tom, who had come to this country to leam, soon found himself fully engaged in teaching, and in the receipt of an income more than adequate to his wants. To the gratification of all his friends, and some little confusion of face to the presbytery, he tumed out an excellent teacher. He had a way of communicating knowledge that proved in the highest degree successful; and, as he contrived to carry on the usual exercises without the use of any severities, he was as much beloved by his pupils as he was respected by those who employed him. Five days every week he spent in the school. On the Saturdays he was accustomed to walk to Hawick (eight miles going and as much returning), in order to make an exhibition of what he had himself acquired during the week, to the master of the academy there ; thus keeping up, it will be observed, his own gradual advance in knowledge. It further shows his untiring zeal, that he always returned to Hawick next day-of course, an equal ertent of travel-in order to attend the church.
After he had conducted the school for one or two years, finding himself in possession of about twenty pounds, he bethought him of spending a winter at college. The esteem in which he was held rendered it an easy matter to demit his duties to an assistant for the winter; and, this matter being settled, he waited upon his good friend, Mr. Moncrieff (the gentleman who had enabled him to get the lexicon, and had since done him many other good offices), in order to consult about other matters concerning the step he was about to take. Mr.
LINCOLN CATHEDRAL. Moncrieff, though accustomed to regard Tom as a wonder, was, nevertheless, truly surprised The ecclesiastical architecture of Lin
The ground plan differs little from that at this new project. He asked, above all colushire has long been justly celebrated of other cathedral churches. Branching things, the amount of his stock of cash. On for its magnificence; and, perhaps, none from the northern side are cloisters, which being told that twenty pounds was all, and, of its supérb remains are more deserving communicate, as at Canterbury, with the furthermore, that Tom contemplated attending of admiration than that which forms the chapter-house. The interior is rather adthe Latin, Greek, and mathematical classes, he informed him that this would never do—the subject of the above elegant engraving. mirable for magnitude of proportions, and money would hardly pay his fees. Tom was
The cathedral of Lincoln is scarcely commanding grandeur in general effect, much disconcerted at this; but his generous secondary in extent and magnificence to than for symmetry or delicacy of compofriend soon relieved him, by placing in his any English edifice of a similar appropria- nent parts. The nave is in the architectural hands a carte blanche order upon a merchant tion. It was commenced in 1086, by the style of the 13th century, and was probain Edinburgh, for whatever might be further Anglo-Norman bishop Remigius; but the bly, with the central tower, erected in the required to support him for a winter
at college structure raised by him and his immediate reign of John, or of his son and successor, Tom now pursued his way to Edinburgh with his twenty pounds. On applying to the successor was destroyed by fire early in the Henry III. Professor of Humanity (Latin] for a ticket to 12th century. The whole was, however, The upper transept and the choir are in his class, that gentleman looked at him for a speedily rebuilt, but was much enlarged the sharp-pointed or earliest English style, moment in silent wonder, and asked if he had and improved in subsequent ages, the part and have consequently a great irregularity acquired any rudimental knowledge of the last erected being finished about 1380. of character. The pillars have detached language. Mr. Jenkins (as he ought now to This noble cathedral is situated on a shafts of Purbeck marble, different in be called) said, modestly, that he had studied lofty eminence, and constitutes a fine ob- form, but invariably light and slender. Latin for a considerable time, and was anxious to complete his acquaintance with it. Mr. Pject throughout a long extent of the sur
Some of the arches are high and pointed, finding that he only spoke the truth, presented rounding level country. Each division of whilst many are of the trefoil shape, and the applicant with a ticket, for which he gene- the exterior is distinguished by great sub- others semicircular. These confused inrously refused to take the usual fee. Of the limity of character; but the grand western dications of an infant style in architecture other two Professors to whom he applied, both front is of superior attraction. This superb scarcely offend the eye, from want of symstared as much as the former, and only one façade consists of a central elevation, metry, when the general display is found the winter in a most valuable course of in- comprising three doors of entrance and to have an influence over the feelings at
two lateral parts. struction, without requiring to trench much
Windows, arcades, once grateful and impressive. upon Mr. Moncrieff's generous order; and next niches, and numerous pieces of curious Such are the prevailing characteristics spring he returned to l'eviot-head, and resumed sculpture, form its principal embellish of the structure. Several chapels have his professional duties.
ments; and above the whole rise two lofty been added, at different times, to the ori.
towers. The magnificence of the church, ginal plan, and numerous funeral monuA MOTHER'S LOVE.
on a general view, is considerably aug- ments were erected, in remote ages, to Ere yet her child has drawn its earliest breath, mented by an august tower which pro- persons of distinguished rank and worth;
A mother's love begins; it glows till death, Lives before life, with death not dies, but seems
ceeds from the centre, and rises, in its but we regret to say that few of the moThe very substance of immortal dreams.
loftiest part, to the height of 300 feet. numents are now remaining. WERNICE.