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partly owing to the influence of the Grand managed in such a manner that, they were | aMicting dispensations of Providence began to Duke of Tuscany, and other persons of rank more likely to confirm than overturn its doc- fall thickly around him. No sooner had he and influence at the Papal Court, who took a trines, but that this error, which was not in- returned to Arcetri than his favourite daughter, deep interest in the issue of the trial. Dread- tentional, arose from the natural desire of Maria, was seized with a dangerous illness, ing, however, that so slight a punishment making an ingenious defence of false propo- which soon terminated in her death. He was might not have the effect of putting down the sitions, and of opinions that had the semblance himself attacked with hernia, palpitation of obnoxious doctrines, the Inquisition issued a of probability.
the heart, loss of appetite, and the most opdecree denouncing the new opinions as false, After receiving these confessions and expressive melancholy; and though he solicited and contrary to the sacrert writings, and pro- cuses, the Inquisition allowed Galileo a proper permission to repair to Florence for medical hibiting the sale of every book in which they time for giving in his defence; but this seems assistance, yet this deed of mercy was denied should be maintained.
to have consisted solely in bringing forward him. In 1638, however, the Pope permitted Thus liberated from his persecutors, Galileo the certificate of Cardinal Bellarmine, already him to pay a visit to Florence, and his friend, returned to Florence, where he pursued his mentioned, which made no allusion to the Father Castelli, was allowed to visit him in studies with his wonted diligence and ardour. promise under which Galileo had come never the company of an officer of the Inquisition. The recantation of his astronomical opinions to defend, nor teach in any way whatever, the But this indulgence was soon withdrawn, and was so formal and unreserved, that ordinary Copernican doctrines. The court held this at the end of a few months he was remanded prudence, if not a sense of personal honour, defence to be an aggravation of the crime to Arcetri. The sight of his right eye had should have restrained him from unnecessarily rather than an excuse for it, and proceeded to begun to fail in 1636, from an opacity of the bringing them before the world. No anathema pronounce a sentence which will be ever me cornea. In 1637 his left eye was attacked was pronounced against his scientific discove- | morable in the history of the human mind. with the same complaint, so that in a few ries; no interdict was laid upon the free exer Invoking the name of our Saviour, they de months he was affected with total and incuracise of his genius. He was prohibited merely clare that Galileo had made himself liable to ble blindness. Before this calamity had sufrom teaching a doctrine which the Church of the suspicion of heresy, by believing the doc
e suspicion of heresy, by believing the doc- pervened, he had noticed the curious phenoRome considered to be injurious to its faith. trine, contrary to Scripture, that the sun was menon of the moon's libration, in consequence We might have expected, therefore, that a, the centre of the earth's orbit, and did not of which parts of her visible disk that are exphilosopher so conspicuous in the eyes of the move from east to west ; and by defending, as posed to view at one time are withdrawn at world would have respected the prejudices, probable, the opinion that the earth moved, another. He succeeded in explaining two of however base, of an institution whose decrees and was not the centre of the world; and that the causes of this curious phenomenon-viz., formed part of the law of the land, and which he had thus incurred all the censures and pe- the different distances of the observer from the possessed the power of life and death within nalties which were enacted by the church line joining the centre of the earth and the the limits of its jurisdiction. Galileo, however, against such offences; but that he should be moon, which produces the diurnal libration, thought otherwise. A sense of degradation absolved from these penalties, provided he sin- and the unequal motion of the moon in her seems to have urged him to retaliate, and be- cerely abjured and cursed all the errors and orbit, which produces the libration in longifore six years had elapsed he began to com heresies contained in the formula of the tude. It was left, however, to Hevelius to pose his “ Cosmical System, or Dialogues on church, which should be submitted to him. discover the libration in latitude, which arises the two greatest Systems of the World, the That so grave and pernicious a crime should from the inclination of her axis being a little Ptolemean and the Copernican," the concealed not pass altogether unpunished—that he might less than a right angle to the ecliptic; and to object of which is to establish the opinions become more cautious in future, and might be Lagrange to discover the spheroidal libration, which he had promised to abandon. In this an example to others to abstain from such of- or that which arises from the action of the work the subject is discussed by three speak- | fences, they decreed that his Dialogues should earth upon the lunar spheroid. ers, Sagredo, Salviatus, and Simplicius, a peri- | be prohibited by a formal edict—that he should The sorrows with which Galileo was now patetic philosopher, who defends the system of be condemned to the prison of the Inquisition beset seem to have disarmed the severity of Ptolemy, with much skill, against the over- during pleasure--and that, during the three the Inquisition. He was freely permitted to whelming arguments of the rival disputants. following years, he should recite, once a-week, enjoy the society of his friends, who now Galileo hoped to escape notice by this indirect the seven penitentiary psalms.
thronged around him to express their respect mode of propagating the new system, and he This sentence was subscribed by seven Car- and their sympathy. The Grand Duke of obtained permission to publish his work, which dinals; and on the 22nd of June, 1633, Galileo Tuscany was his frequent visitor, and Gasappeared at Florence in 1632
signed an abjuration humiliating to himself, sendi, Deodati, and our countryman, Milton, The Inquisition did not, as might have been and degrading to philosophy. At the age of went to Italy for the purpose of visiting him. expected, immediately summon Galileo to their seventy, on his bended knees, and with his He entertained his friends with the warmest presence. Nearly a year elapsed before they right hand resting on the Holy Evangelists, hospitality; and though simple and abstemigave any indication of their design; and, ac- did this patriarch of science arow his present ous in his diet, yet he was fond of good wine, cording to their own statement, they did not and his past belief in all the dogmas of the and seems even in his last days to have paid even take the subject under consideration till Romish church-abandon, as false and here- particular attention to the excellence of his they saw that the obnoxious tenets were every tical, the doctrine of the earth's motion, and cellar. day gaining ground in consequence of the of the sun's immobility, and pledge himself to Although Galileo had nearly lost his hearpublication of the Dialogues. They then sub- denounce to the Inquisition any other person ing as well as his sight, yet his intellectual mitted the work to a careful examination, and, who was even suspected of heresy. He ab- faculties were unimpaired; and while his having found it to be a direct violation of the jured, cursed, and detested, those eternal and mind was occupied in considering the force injunction which had been formerly intimated immutable truths which the Almighty had of percussion, he was seized with fever and to its author, they again cited him before their permitted him to be the first to establish. palpitation of the heart, which, after two tribunal in 1633. The venerable sage, now in What a mortifying picture of moral depravity months' illness, terminated his life on the 8th his seventieth year, was thus compelled to re- and intellectual weakness! If the unholy zeal of January, 1642.-Brewster's Life of Sir Isaac pair to Rome, and when he arrived he was of the assembly of Cardinals has been branded | Newton. committed to the apartments of the Fiscal of with infamy, what must we think of the venethe Inquisition. The unchangeable friendship, rable sage whose grey hairs were entwined however, of the Grand Duke of Tuscany, ob- with the chaplet of immortality, quailing under tained a remission of this severity, and Galileo the fear of man, and sacrificing the convictions
WAYCHTS, OR WAITS. was allowed to reside at the house of the Tus- of his conscience, and the deductions of his | This noun formerly signified “hautboys," can Ambassador during the two months which reason, at the altar of a base superstition ? and, what is remarkable, has no singular numthe trial occupied. When brought before the Had Galileo but added the courage of the ber. From the instruments, its signification Inquisition, and examined upon oath, he ac- martyr to the wisdom of the sage--had he was, for a time, transferred to the performers knowledged that the Dialogues were written carried the glance of his indignant eye round themselves; who, being in the habit of paby himself, and that he obtained permission to the circle of his judges-had he lifted his rading the streets by night with their music, publish them without notifying to the person hands to heaven, and called the living God to occasioned the name to be applied generally who gave it that he had been prohibited from witness the truth and immutability of his opi- | to all musicians who followed a similar pracholding, defending, or teaching the heretical nions--the bigotry of his enemies would have tice; hence those persons who annually, at . opinions. He confessed, also, that the Dia- | been disarmed, and science would have en- the approach of Christinas, salute us with their logues were compose:? in such a manner that joyed a memorable triumph.
nocturnal concerts, were, and are to this day, the arguments in favour of the Copernican Though Galileo was now, to a certain de- called wayghtes. - Busby's Dictionary of system, though given as partly false, were yet gree, liberated from the power of man, yet the Music.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE TOURIST. | functionaries and private individuals, both at
S.R.-Not being in the slighest degree con- home and abroad, examinations, and affidaI have known some men possessed of good qua- scious of any sinister motive in sending you vits, couched in all the technicalities pertaining lities which were very serviceable to others, but the extract from a despatch addressed by Lord to legal documents, &c.) were not in my hands useless to themselves : like a sun-dial on the front | Goderich to the Governor of Sierra Leone, for a longer period than half an hour at the of a house, to inform the neighbours and passen which you were so good as to insert, on my utmost-probably not quite so long; in hastily gers, but not the owner within.-Swift.
suggestion, in No. XII. of The Tourist, I was turning over the leaves, my attention was parDistinguished merit will ever rise superior to not a little surprised at finding, in a subse
ticularly arrested by Lord Goderich's despatch, oppression, and will draw lustre from reproach.
quent number (XVI.), a letter from a gentle- and which, so far as I could form a judgment The vapours which gather round the rising sun, man who signs himself William Naish (who,
in the short time I have named, seemed to and follow liim in his course, seldom fail, at the
Ljudging froin his phraseology, I presume to take a fair review of the whole subject, and to close of it, to form a magnificent theatre for his
embody the substance of the preceding docube a Quaker), written, apparently, in very bad reception, and to invest with variegated tints, and
ments; and, being particularly delighted by with a sostened effulgence, the luminary which temper, accusing me of being " no enemy to!
the sentiments expressed in the paragraph the slave-trade and slavery,” and insinuating they cannot hide.-ROBERT HALL. Envy, if surrounded on all sides by the bright that I have “ no concern for the honour of
alluded to, I hastily extracted it, and sent it ness of another's prosperity, like the scorpion con religion or humanity;"_suspicions founded,
monito -onspicions founded. I to you for the purpose I then mentioned, fined within a circle of fire, will sting itself to it must be allowed, on grounds somewhat
thinking that, in giving a wider circulation to death.-Coltox slight, viz. the defect of his own imagination
such sentiments as his Lordship therein exLove is the great instrument and engine of na- | (to be judged so severely for want of imagina- | pressed, I was doing something rather in ture, the bond and cement of society, the spring | tion in a Quaker is rather hard usage) : he
“ honour of religion and humanity,” than and spirit of the universe. Dr. South, The final view of all rational politics is to pro
says that he “ cannot imagine how any one proving myself to be “no enemy to the slaveconcerned for the honour of religion or hu
trade and slavery:" crimes which I hold to be duce the greatest quantity of happiness in a given tract of country.
| of the deepest dye, commencing in Africa, as manity could pass over all the appalling stateThe riches, strength, and glory of nations, the topics which history celebrates, ments in the parliamentary paper alluded to they do, in fraud, conflagration, robbery.
battle, and murder-followed on the vovage and which alone must engage the praises and without notice, and fix his attention only on possess the admiration of mankind, have no far. one short statement at the end." I might, by plague, pestilence, and famine-and conther value than as they contribute to this end. | with equal justice, suspect William Naish of summated, in the West Indies, in stripes, and When they interfere with it, they are evils, and being an enemy to the gospel of Christ and of groans, and blood, and death; and to crimes not the less real for the splendour that surrounds the missionary cause, and say, “how other- / so heinous and deadly as these does William them.-PALEY.
wise can it be, that he could read my Lord
That'he could read my Lord | Naish so charitably assert his suspicion that I The crude admiration which can make no dis- Goderich's despatch, and pass over unheeded
and pass over unneeded “ can be no enemy," with nothing better to tinctions, never renders justice to what is really
the great benefits likely to result to the cause | found his insinuations upon than the barrengreat.-Fosten.
of religion and humanity, from the tone of ness of his own imagination. I sorely fear his feeling with regard to both, which is evidently charity is of a very different character to that
shown, by this despatch, to exist in his Majes- charity described by St. Paul in his Epistle to A.BRIDAL SERENADE.
ty's councils? How otherwise was it possible the Corinthians, where he says, “ Charity sufBY A WELSH HARPER.
for him to suppress some expression of joy at fereth long, and is kind, envieth not, vaunteth
the support thus openly and efficiently given | not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave Wilt thou not waken, bride of May, by government to those missionaries on whose
itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not While the powers are fresh, and the sweet bells success so much depends ?” But whatever my
easily provoked, thinketh no evil."'* . chime ?
| private opinions may be on this head, I scorn |I beg the insertion of this letter in “ The Listen and learn, from my roundelay,
to raise suspicions which may possibly be false, Tourist," as a favour; I think I might take How all Life's pilot-boats sailed one day
because it may be that Mr. Naish is not an higher ground, and request it as a right from , A match with Time.
enemy to the conversion of the heathen ; the you as an impartial Editor. Love sat on a lotos leaf afloat, fact may be simply this: Mr. Naish's zeal for
I ani, Sir, And saw old Time in his loaded boat, the abolition of slavery may not only eat him
Your very obedient Servant, Slowly he crossed Life's narrow tide, up, but also every feeling of humanity or reli
R. S. While Love sat clapping his wings and cried - | gion which does not appear to have emancipa- P.S. I will enter into no discussion with Mr. * Who will pass Time ?". tion as its immediate end; and perhaps this Naish as to his opinion that vigorous measures
display of zeal may arise from his being a Patience came first, but soon was gone,
(by which I suppose he means severe laws With helm and sail, to help Time on;
member of the Quaker body, who, as a body, | carried into strict execution) pursued by goCare and Grief could not lend an oar;
have had the good fortune to take a conspicu-vernment would do more for the prevention of And Prudence said (while he stay'd on shore),
ous station as champions of the enslaved Afri- crime, than the general diffusion of Christian “I wait for Time." can (and much of the credit they, the Quakers, knowledge and Christian principles; I only
enjoy, have they gained from this circum- | flatter myself that the great majority of my Hope filled with flowers her cork-tree bark, And lighted its helm with a glow-worm's spark ;
stance), whilst, if they have not opposed, as fellow Christians are of a different opinion. Then Love, when he saw her bark fly fast, a body, they have never supported the mis
* 1 Corinthians, xiii. Said, “ Lingering Time will soon be passed :
sionary cause; and thus there is a sort of “Hope outspeeds Time." esprit du corps shown by Mr. Naish on this
CAUTION TO THE PUBLIC. subject, for which I am far from blaming him, Wit went nearest old Time 10 pass, if he could, whilst indulging himself in it,
MORISON'S UNIVERSAL MEDICINES
M With his diamond oar, and boat of glass;
IT having superseded the use of almost all the Patent refrain from groundless attacks on others.
Medicines which the wholesale venders have fuisted A feathery dart from his store he drew,
the credulity of the searchers after health, for so many And shouted, while far and swift it flew,
years, the town druggists and chemists, not able to establish more immediate cause of my present address “Oh, mirth kills Time!"
a fair fame on the invention of any plausible means of to you. To Mr. Naish, after the injurious sus
competition, have plunged into the mean expedient of pnffBut Time sent the feathery arrow back;
ing np a “Dr. Morrison" (observe the subterfuge of the Hope's boat of amaranth lost its track ;
double r), a being who never existed, as prescribing a think no explanation is due from me; but I
" Vegetable Universal Pill, No. 1 and 2," for the express Then Love bade his butterfly pilots move,
purpose (by means of this forged imposition mpon the pubAnd laughing said, “They shall see how Love readers of “The Tourist," to rescue the cha
lic), of deteriorating the estimation of the “UNIVERSAL
MEDICINES" of the " BRITISH COLLEGE OF “Can conquer Time."
racter of your correspondent from the insinu- | HEALTH." His gossamer sails he spread with speed, ations cast upon it by Mr. Naish. On this KNOW ALL MEN, then, that this attempted delusion
must fall under the fact, that (however specious the preBut Time has wings when Time has need ; ground alone I will state shortly how it was
tence), nene can be held genuine by the College but those Swiftly he crossed Life's sparkling tide,
that I confined my letter, and the extract I which have " Morison's Universal Medicines" impressed And only Memory stay'd to chide made from the parliamentary papers, to that
upon the Government Stamp attached to each box and
packet, to counterfeit which is felony by the laws of the Unpitying Time.
part of the subject which related to the misWake and listen, then, bride of May,
sionaries. The fact stands thus: The papers Listen and heed thy minstrel's rhyme :
in question (which, as well as I can recollect, Printed by J. Haddon and Co.; and Published Still for thee some bright hours stay,
contain more than one hundred folio pages, a by J. CRISP, at No. 27, Ivy Lane, Paternoster For it was a hand like thine, they say,
large portion of them printed in a small type, Row, where all Advertise nients and CommuniGave wings to Time. containing correspondence between public cations for the Editor are to be addressed.
er exishd 2,"1pon, Elis
PERHAPS there is no single spot in stand associated with the eventful history therefore, only attempt a very general Europe, or in the world, so calculated to of this building. On the other hand, it notice of it, and offer some anecdotes, to awaken impressive and profitable recol | is enriched and hallowed by the recol- be found in its annals, which may not be lections, and so pregnant with interest to lections of More, Russell, Lady Jane unacceptable to our readers. Englishmen, as the scene represented Grey-names which, as they stand on It seems probable, from its situation, above. Within these venerable walls— the page of history, seem to mark the that it was originally designed rather to the precincts of a palace, a fortress, a boundaries of human excellence.
defend the maritime approach to the caprison-human nature has been exhi- The history of the Tower is too inti- pital than for the purposes to which it bited in all its extremes; the pomp of mately connected with English history in has been appropriated in after ages. The royalty, the wretchedness of solitude, the general to allow of our giving any sepa- precise date of its foundation is a point horrors of murder and martyrdom—all rate or concise account of it. We will, which the silence of authentic history
leaves to the conjectures of the anti- | preceding; this extraordinary circum- | her apartment with a pin, and is as quary. Dr. Stukely, in his account of stance, embellished with much of the su- follows:Stonehenge, tells us that the Tower of perstition of the times, is related by an “Non aliena putes homini quæ obtingere possunt London was erected about the time of otherwise faithful historian, who informs Sors hodierna mihi, cras erit illa tibi.
Jane Dudley." Constantine the Great." However this us, that its disastrous fate proved a source be, it seems to have always been a pre- of great joy to the Londoners, who would / Which has been thus translated : valent opinion that it owed its foundation fain have had it believed that their great “ To mortals' common fate thy mind resign, to the Romans; and there seems, at all guardian saint, Thomas à Becket, in the
My lot to-day-to-morrow may be thine. events, ground to believe that its site was plenitude of his zeal for their preservation
JAMES II. AND JUDGE JEFFREYS. once occupied by a Roman fortification. and interest, had taken a nocturnal trip
The following interesting anecdote is Indeed, Dr. Milles, Dean of Exeter, and from his tomb at Canterbury, and, by the
related by Dr. Calamy, in his history of President of the Society of Antiquaries magic of his archiepiscopal staff, had his own
magic of his archiepiscopal staff, had his own life and times. in 1778, in describing to that body some effected all this mischief.”
Spending a Lord's-day at Highgate (I think antiquities which had been found within It continued to be the occasional resi- it was while Mr. Rathband was the minister the walls of the Tower, stated that “the dence of our kings, until the accession of there, though I have no conjecture in what Tower of London was undoubtedly the James II., when the usual ceremony of year), in the evening I fell into the company capital fortress of the Romans; it was the monarch's keeping his court there, of Mr. Story, of whom I had before no knowtheir treasury, as well as their mint; in and proceeding thence through the city
ledge, who generally bore the character of an
honest man. His family was then at Highthat place, therefore, was deposited what-to Westminster preparatory to his corona
gate, and he with them, when business would ever was necessary for the support of their tion, was not observed, nor has it since
allow it. But his usual residence was in the establishment, and the payment of their been revived, in consequence of the enor- city, at the African house, where he was housetroops !"
mous expence which it always occasioned keeper. Without laying claim to the degree of the city, as well as the government; since The company, when he came in, were famifaith which the worthy president exhibits, that time it has been chiefly used as a liarly discoursing upon the providence of God, we may state, on historical evidence, that state prison, and to contain some of our
and the remarkableness of many steps of it the principal structure, now called the national curiosities, armoury, and insignia.
towards particular persons and families, that
well deserved to be regarded and recorded ; White Tower, was built at the command It will, doubtless, be interesting to the
and some instances were given by several preof King William the First, under the reader to peruse some of the memorials
em the First, under the reader to peruse some of the memorials sent. At length Mr. Story told us, if we had superintendence of that celebrated archi- left by the unfortunate persons confined the patience to give him the hearing, he would tect, Gundulph, Bishop of Rochester. I in the Tower, on the walls of their prison. acquaint us with some as remarkable passages Whether any other buildings than the Two of these memorials have been left | relating to himself as we should ordinarily hear great Tower were erected in the time of by one who signs himself Arthur Poole, of, the impressions whereof he hoped would not
| wear out to his dying day. the Conqueror we are not informed. It in an apartment of the Beauchamp Tower.
ower. seems probable
We all listened with attention, and he, apthat it would not | They are interesting, as evincing, in an pearing considerably affected. gave us to uns have been left in a state so exposed | extraordinary manner, the patience and derstand that, in 1685, he was with Monmouth and unprotected, but that other fortifica- resignation with which he submitted to in the west, and pretty active in that company, tions were also raised. We are informed, his melancholy fate. The first of these and was afterwards shut up in a close prison, however, that the building was much in is in the following words, “ Deo servire, none having liberty to come to bim, to adcreased by William Rufus, and also by penitentiam inire, fato obedire, regnare
minister any refreshment. His thoughts were most of his immediate successors. est, A. Poole, 1564. J. H. S.” To serve
in the meantime busily employed in conKing Stephen was the first of our God, to experience repentance, to submit others whom he thought capable of doing him
triving means to compass a deliverance. Among monarchs, as far as we know, who made to destiny-this is to reign. The other service, he pitched upon Mr. Robert Brough, a this place a royal residence. From his appears to have been written four years linen-draper, well known in Cheapside, who time it was frequently appropriated to after; the words are: “J. H. S. A had often drank a cheerful glass with Jeffreys, this use, until a comparatively recent pe- passage perillus makethe a port pleasant.
atively recent per passage perillus makethe a port pleasant. when he was Common Sergeant and Recorder, riod of our history. In the year 1239,” | Anno 1568, Arthur Poole, Æt. sue, 37.
Mr. Story himself being sometimes in their says Bayley, the historian of the Tower, A. P.”
company. There are also two interesting
He wrote letter upon letter to him, pressing “Henry III. secretly laid up a great mass | inscriptions left upon the fire-place of his bim, with the most moving arguments he could of treasure in the Tower, and began to apartment, by the unfortunate Philip How-think of, to pity his great distress, and to make give a more formidable character to that ard, Earl of Arundel, who was beheaded, use of his interest in Jeffreys (who, it was gefortress, by surrounding it with an addi- in 1572, for aspiring to the hand of nerally said, was to go the Western Circuit as tional line of fortifications, measures which | Mary, Queen of Scots. The first is as Lord Chief Justice), for his relief, if it could were probably suggested by that spirit of follows : “ Quanto plus afflictionis pro
be obtained. Among other things he told him, turbulence which had begun to manifest Christo in hoc sæculo, tanto plus gloriæ
that if this were done he should be able and
ready to pay him a considerable debt, of which itself among the barons. His design, cum Christo in futuro. Arundell, June he could otherwise have no hopes, by reason however, was frustrated for a time by a 22, 1587.” “ The greater our affliction for that what he had would be liable to be seized. series of extraordinary disasters which Christ in this world, the more our glory / Mr. Brough, to help him in his trouble, attended the undertaking; the works with him in the next.” The other auto-waited on the Lord Chief Justice one morning were scarcely completed when, on the graph is to this effect,“ Secut peccati causa
graph is to this effect " Semut peccati causa | at his levee, and stood in the hall among a night of St. George's in the following vinciri opprobrium est, ita e contra, pro
good number of waiters, who were attending year, the foundations gave way, and the Christo custodiæ vincula sustinere, max- |
there upon different accounts. At length a
pair of folding doors flew open, and my Lord noble portal, with the walls and bulwarks, ima gloria est. Arundell, May 28, 1587."
appeared, and took a general view of the waiton which so much pains and expence“ As it is a disgrace to be in bonds for our ing crowd, and soon spied Mr. Brough, who had been bestowed, all fell down, as if sins, so to suffer imprisonment for Christ's was taller than any near him, and was, by the by the effect of an earthquake ; and, sake is our highest glory." The last in- / rest of the company, thought a much happier strange to relate, no sooner were these scription we shall quote from these walls
man than they, in that, though he was at a works restored than, in 1241, the whole is a memorial of that scarcely imitable
considerable distance, he was yet singled out again fell down on the same night; and, model of female loveliness and innocence,
from among them, particularly called to, salu
ted with great familiarity, and taken into the as we are told, at the self-same hour that the Lady Jane Grey. It is said to have drawing-room, upon which the folding-doors it proved destruction to them in the year been scratched by her upon the wall of were again fast closed.
They were no sooner alone than my Lord fell Mr. Brough followed orders, kept all that, before the King and Council.” Mr. Story, to questioning Mr. Brough, saying, "I prithee, had passed entirely to himself, and never made being greatly surprised, begged with the ute Robin, to what is it that I must ascribe this Mr. Story any reply. He concluded either most earnestness, that he would so far befriend morning's visit ?" Mr. Brough made answer that his letters miscarried, and never came to him as to let him send to his relations for some that he had business that way, and was willing hand, or that no mercy could be had, and, suitable apparel, and have a barber to trim. to take the opportunity of inquiring after his therefore, lived in expectation of the utmost him, that he might not appear in such a prelordship's welfare. “No, no, Robin,” said my severity. He dreaded the coming of the Lord sence in so miserable a plight. The keeper Lord, “I am not to be put off with such flams Chief Justice, and the sight of him when he declared that his orders were positive to bring as that. I'll venture an even wager thy busi- was come; and, when he appeared before him in all respects as he was, without any ness is with me, and thou art come to solicit him, he was treated with that peculiar rough- | alteration, and that he durst not presume to on behalf of some snivelling Whig or fanatic ness, that he was rather more dispirited than disobey them. Wherefore he clapped him that is got into Lob's pound yonder in the | before.
into a coach as he was, and drove to Whitewest. But I can tell thee beforehand, for thy When Jeffreys cast his eyes upon him from hall. comfort, as I have done several others, that it the bench, he knew him well enough ; and he As they were driving thither, and talking will be to no purpose, and, therefore, thou (poor wretch) stood bowing and cringing before about the particulars of his case, the keeper mightest as well have spared thy labour.” him in so suppliant a manner as that he thought told him he had only one hint to give him,
* But pray, why so, my Lord ?” said Mr. it might have moved any thing but a stone, and which was this, that if he saw the King at the Brough. “Supposing that should be the case, looked at him with a piercing earnestness, to head of the table in Council, and he should I hope, as they have not been all alike guilty, try if he could meet with any thing that had think fit to put any questions to him, which it and some may have been drawn in by others, the least appearance of remaining compassion; was not improbable might be his case, it would it is not designed that all shall fare alike." he was, as it were, thunderstruck to hear him, be his best and wisest way to return a plain
“ Yes, yes, Robin," says my Lord, “they upon pointing to him, cry out in the sternest and direct answer, without attempting to hide, are all villains and rebels alike, all unfit for manner that could be conceived," " What for- conceal, or lessen any thing. He thanked him mercy, and they must be alike hanged up, that lorn creature is that that stands there? It is for the advice given, and promised to follow the nation may be clear of such vermin; or certainly the ugliest creature my eyes ever it. else,” said he, we should find now they are beheld! What for a monster art thou ?” Poor When he was brought into the Council worsted and clapped up, that they were all Story, continuing his bows and cringes, cried Chamber, he made so sad and sorrowful a drawn in, and we shall have none to make out, “ Forlorn enough, my Lord, I am very figure, that all present were surprised and examples of justice to the terrifying of others. sensible. But my name is Story, and I thought frightened ; and he had so strong a smell, by But, I prithee, Robin,” said my Lord, " who your Lordship had not been wholly ignorant being so long confined, that it was very offenart thou come to solicit for? Let me know in of me.” “Ay, Story,” said my Lord; “I con- sive. When the King first cast his eyes upon a word.”
fess I have heard enough of thee. Thou art him, he cried out, “Is that a man? or what Says he, “ My Lord, it is an honest fellow, a sanctified rogue! a double-dyed villain !) else is it?” Chancellor Jeffreys told his Mawith whom I have been a considerable dealer; Thou wert a Commissary, and must make jesty that that was Story, of whom he had one with whom your Lordship and I have speeches, forsooth; and now, who so humble given his Majesty so distinct an account. taken many a bottle when time was; and one and mortified as poor Story! The common - Oh! Story," says the King ; “I remember that, besides, is so much in my debt, that if he punishment is not bad enough for thee! But him. That is a rare fellow, indeed !” Then is not somehow or other brought off, I am like a double and treble vengeance awaits thee! turning towards him, he talked to him very to be several hundred pounds the worse. It is I'll give thee thy desert, I'll warrant thee; freely and familiarly. Story, my Lord, whom your Lordship cannot and thou shalt have thy bellyful of treason “Pray, Mr. Story," says he, “ you were in but remember.”
and rebellion before I have done with thee." I Monmouth's army in the west, were you not ?" “Ah, poor Story !” said my Lord, “he is The poor man concluded the very worst He, according to the advice given him, made caught in the field, and put in the pound. | against himself that could be, and became answer presently, “Yes, an't please your MaRight enough served: he should have kept inconsolable. My Lord's carriage was much jesty.” “And you,” said he,“ were a comfarther off; and you should have taken care of the same kind upon his trial afterwards. missary there, were you not ?" And he again not to have dealt with such wretches. But he He railed at him until he foamed at the replied, “Yes, an't please your Majesty.” must have his due among the rest," said my mouth, and gave him the foulest language, “And you," said he, “made a speech before Lord; “and you must thank yourself for the called the hardest names, and used the most great crowds of people, did you not?" He loss you sustain."
cutting reproaches that were observed in the again very readily answered, “Yes, an't please “Well, but I hope your Lordship,” said case of any one that came before him in that your Majesty.” “ Pray," says the King to Mr. Brough, “ will find some way to bring place. Yet, when others were executed, he him, “if you haven't forgot what you said, him off, and help him to a share in the royal was respited, being, as was said, reserved for let us have some taste of your fine forid clemency, for which there will doubtless be some severer vengeance. When my Lord left speech. Let us have a specimen of some of some scope, that so I mayn't suffer for his town, his chains were doubled and trebled by the flowers of your rhetoric, and a few of the fault. I intend, my Lord,” said he, "to go order, but his life was left bim as a prey; and main things on which you insisted.” the circuit with you, and we'll drink a bottle so great was the misery he endured that he | Whereupon Mr. Story told us that he readily and be merry together every night, if you'll be could hardly think of any thing worse, or ima made answer, “ I told them, and it please your so good as to give me a little encouragement." gine what that was which was said to be re- | Majesty, that it was you that fired the City of “Nay, now, friend Robin," said my Lord, served for him.
London.” “A rare rogue, upon my word !” “ I am sure thou art most woefully out in thy | When he had continued thus for a great said the King. “And pray what else did you scheme, for that would spoil all. Shouldst while, at length there came orders for the tell them ?” “I told them," said he, “and it thou take that method, thou shouldst certainly transferring him, with a good guard attending please your Majesty, that you poisoned your see thy friend Story hung upon a gibbet some him, to another prison that was somewhat brother.” “Impudence in the utmost height feet higher than his neighbours, and there nearer London; and from thence he, after of it!” said the King. “ Pray let us have could be no room for showing mercy. But some time, was with great care transferred to something farther, if your memory serves you." take my advice for once, and go thy ways another, and so to another, still all the while “ farther told them,” said Mr. Story, « that home, and take not the least notice to any one laden with irons, until at length he was your Majesty appeared to be fully determined of what has passed. Particularly take care to brought up to, and lodged safe in, Newgate, to make the nation both Papists and slaves." give no lint to Story himself, or to any one where he continued for a great while, confined By this time the King seemed to have heard capable of conveying it to him, that there has to a miserable dark hole, not being able to | enough of the prisoner's speech; and, therebeen any application to me concerning him ; distinguish well between night and day, ex- fore, crying out, “A rogue with a witness !" and, though he should write never so often, cept towards noon, when, by a little crevice of and, cutting off short, he said, “To all this I give him no answer, either directly or indi- light as he stood on a chest, with his hands doubt not but a thousand other villainous rectly. If any notice was given him, I should extended to the utmost length that his eyes things were added; but what would you say, certainly find it out, and be forced to resent could reach to, be made a shift to read a few Story, if, after all this, I should grant you it; and the consequence would be, that Iverses in an old Bible he had in his pocket, your life ?" To which he, without any demur, should be under a necessity of using him with which was his greatest remaining comfort. made answer, that he should pray heartily for more severity than I might of myself be in- In this miserable plight his keeper came his Majesty as long as he lived. “Why, then," clined to. But keep counsel, say nothing to running to him one day, with abundance of says the King, “I freely pardon all that is any one, and leave me to take my own way, eagerness, saying, “ Mr. Story, I have just now past, and hope you will not, for the future, and I'll see what can be done.”
gotten orders to bring you up immediately represent your King as inexorable."