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myself; and our first impulse was, to threaten to sometimes you are very positive; you talk of your shoot the driver if he did not desist. I am not skill in church history, and of your understanding

ashamed to say, that, after drawing off to such a | Latin and English : I think I understand some Providence is an exercise of reason ; experience

distance that our small shot could not seriously thing of them too, as well as you, but, in short, an act of sense; by how much reason excels sense, injure the vagabond, we peppered his legs pretty must tell you that, if you do not understand your by so much providence exceeds experience. Pro handsomely. That we should have adopted so duty better, I shall teach it you.” Upon this Mr. vidence prevents that danger which experience re summary : mode of punishment, had we lived Wallop sat down. On Baxter endeavouring to pents : providence is the rational daughter of wis twice as long in the world, I will not say; but my address the court, Jeffries stopped him. “Richard ! dom; experience the empirical mistress of fools. conscience has never reproached me for the steps Richard ! dost thou think we will hear thee poiQUARLES.

which we took to show our disapprobation of the son the court ? Richard, thou art an old fellow, He that suffers by imposture, has too often his diabolical act.

an old knave, and thou hast written books enough virtue more impaired than his fortune.--DR. Jony “ I have too often witnessed the application of to load a cart. Every one is as full of sedition, I

the lash to old and young, male and female, and might say treason, as an egg is full of meat. SON.

The seat of Law is the bosom of God, her voice have too frequently heard their cries and lamenta- | Hadst thou been whipped out of thy writing trade the harmony of the world: all things in heaventions, ever to forget it; nor shall I ever cease to forty years ago it had been happy. Thou pre and earth do her homage; the very least as feeling hold in utter detestation and abhorrence this info

hold in utter detestation and abhorrence this infer. tendest to be a preacher of the gospel of peace, her care, the greatest as not exempted from her nal system.”- SeeRough Sketches, Life of an old and thou hast one foot in the grave. “It is time for power; both angels and men, and creatures of what Soldirr, by Liput.-Colonel Leach. pp. 19, 21.

thee to begin to think what account thou intendest condition soever, though each in different sort and Surely, after reading this, no Briton valuing | to give ; but loave thee to thyself, and I see thou manner, yet all with uniform consent admiring her justly his rights can vote for any candidate wilt go on as thou hast begun; but, by the grace as the mother of their peace and joy.-HOOKER. who upholds the continuance of such a system

of God, I'll look after thee! I know thou hast a Ceremony keeps up all things; it is like a penny | any longer-but must insist on immediate

mighty party, and I see a great many of the broglass to a rich spírit, or some excellent water; with. abolition.

therhood in corners, waiting to see what will be out it, the water were spilt, the spirit lost.-Sel Your early insertion will oblige

come of their mighty don, and a doctor of the

party (looking at Dr. Bates) at your elbow; but, DEN'S TABLE-Talk.

S. He that studies books alone, will know bow

by the grace of Almighty God, I will crush you

A FRIEND TO CIVIL AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY things ought to be; and he that studies men will


THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. know how things are.-Colton's Lacon.

When the chief justice had finished his summing There is such a sin as oppression, which con.

up, Baxter said, “Does your lordship think that sists not in that gross violation of justice which is

any jury will pretend to pass a verdict upon me cognizable by law, and against which the wisdom

upon such a trial ?"-"I'll warrant you, Mr.

EPITAPH ON BRADSHAW. of all civilized nations has provided, but in taking

Baxter,” replied Jeffries; “don't you trouble such an advantage of the weakness and necessities

yourself about that.” The jury immediately found of the poor, as converts them into mere instruments

The following Epitaph on John Bradshaw

a verdict of guilty.Roscoe's British Lawyers. of a superior power, the victims of selfish emolu

was engraven on a cannon, placed over his ment, with no other consideration than how far grave, by an American.

EXPEDITIOUS TRAVELLING. their physical exertions may be rendered subser

( From the Newcastle Courant, daterl 1712.) vient to the gratification of an unfeeling rapacity.

Stranger !

Edinbro', Berwick, Newcastle, Durham, and ROBERT HALL.

Ere thou pass, contemplate this cannon; London Stage Coach begins on Monday, the 13th
Nor regardless to be told,

October, 1712; all that desire to pass from Edinthat near its base lies deposited the dust of

bro' to London, or any place on that road, let JOHN BRADSHAW:

them repair to Mr. John Ballies, at the Coach TO THE EDITOR OF THE TOURIST.

Who, nobly superior to selfish regards,

and Horses, at the head of Canon-gate, Edinbro', • Dr. Johnson has some remarks on the value despising alike the pageantry of courily splendour,

every other Saturday; or to the Black Swan, in of first impressions, before the mind becomes,

the blast of calumny,

Holborn, every other Monday. At both of which

and the terror of regal vengeance, either by custom or association, so prejudiced

places they may be received in the stage coach, presided in the illustrious band of heroes & patriots, as to prevent its deciding clearly between right

which performs the whole journey in thirteen days

who fairly and openly adjudged and wrong. I shall, therefore, make no apo

without any stoppages (if God permit), having CHARLES STUART,

eighty able horses to perform the whole journey ; logy for giving you an account of the first

tyrant of England,

each passenger paying four pounds ten shillings, impressions of a young soldier on the horrible

to a public and exemplary death;

allowing each passenger 201bs. luggage; all effects of slavery. On being about to leave thereby presenting to the amazed world,

above, 6il. per 1b. The coach sets off at six Antigua he thus writes :

and transmitting down through applauding ages, o'clock in the morning.- Performed by Henry "Before I bid adieu to the spot where so many

the most glorious example

Harrison, Richard Croft, Nicholas Speight, Ron of my earliest and much-valued military friends

of unshaken virtue,

bert Garbe.

love of freedom, and companions were taken to their long homes,

and impartial justice, I must say a word or two on the idea which i

VALEDICTORY STANZAS. ever exhibited on the blood-stained theatre formed of the system of slavery. I am well aware

Farewell !- the word is on my tongue,

of human action. that different persons look at this question in differ

Oh! Reader!

The feeling in my heart, ent points of view ; but I am willing nevertheless

With all those thoughts of sorrow, wrung to believe, that the numbers in England who view

pass not on till thou hast blessed his memory; it with the same degree of indignation, horror, and

and never-never forget

Which come when we depart

From those with whom the winter's day disgust, which I ever have done, preponderate be


Grew even shorter still, yond all comparison ; and that the time is not far


While something yet remained to saydistant, when the voices of those will be silenced

Some promise to fulfil. who are not ashamed to declare that an unfortu

Farewell !-some eyes will mark the word, nate negro, writhing under the lash of the merci. | JUDGE JEFFRIES' TREATMENT OF RICHARD BAXTER.

| less slave-driver, for laying aside his spade for a

Which love and grief combine-
The hatred with which Jeffries regarded the

Some hearts will memories record, few minutes in the heat of a tropical sun, or for Presbyterian party found a free vent on the trial

Delightful still to mine; some offence equally trivial, is infinitely better off, of the celebrated Richard Baxter, for publishing

And mine, in musing upon this, decidedly more happy, and in a more enviable si. what was termed a seditious libel. The language

Will still more fondly beat, luation, than the labouring peasant in the mother which, during this trial, Jeffries applied both to

While fancy raised pourtrays the bliss country. Facts are stubborn things; and, although the counsel and to the defendant, was more gross,

'Twill be again to meet. many years have rolled over my head since I left | vulgar, and indecent, than had ever before been the West Indies, I have not yet forgotten what the heard in a court of justice. Interrupting Mr.

Farewell--farewell! I name no name, system of slavery was in 1803, 1804, and 1805. | Wallop, the counsel for Mr. Baxter, he said, But kindred thoughts will roam The first exhibition of the kind which met my eye, “ Mr. Wallop, I observe you are in all these dirty

To those who kindred feelings claim, a few days after landing in Antigua, was a huge causes; and were it not for you gentlemen of the

In many a happy home; slave-driver flogging, most unmercifully, an old long robe, who should have more wit and honesty The parting word—the parting glancedecrepit female negro, who appeared bowed down than to support and hold up these factious knaves

The tear which lately Aowed, with misery and hard labour. I know not what by the chin, we should not be at the pass we are

Remembered yet will tell, perchance, her offence was, but she was one of a gang, as ai."-"My lord,” said Mr, Wallop. " I humbly On whom my rhyme's bestowed. they are termed, of negroes, of different sexes and conceive that the passages accused are natural ages, working with spades under a mid-day tropi- deductions from the text.”_“You humbly con Printed by J. Haddon and Co.; and Published cal sun. A brother officer, who was with me on a ceive!” cried Jeffries, “and I humbly conceive. by J. CRISP, at No. 27, Ivy Lane, Paternoster shooting excursion, felt as astonished and indig. Swear him-swear him!” Soon afterwards he Row, where all Advertisements and Communinant at this unnatural and inhuman proceeding as ' added, “Sometimes you humbly conceive, and I cations for the Editor are to be addressed.


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The Journal de Physique contains an | posed of lava, cinders, and ashes, this passed, one of the party, Adjutant Daminteresting narrative of some travellers, portion of the adventure is a work of real pierre, feeling at the same time the earth who had the hardihood to descend the toil and fatigue. Accordingly, when they shake under him, was led to exchange crater of Vesuvius, and examine its burn- gained the edge of the volcano, at about his ground. ing focus. Though the relation of their half past two in the morning, they found He had scarce called to a companion, adventure is not charged with many facts, themselves overwhelmed with perspiration named Wicar, to follow him, when the it is upon the whole interesting.

and perfectly exhausted ; insuperable dif- entire portion of this part of the crater The party was composed of several per- ficulties seemed now to present them- sunk down and disappeared. Soon after sons, assisted by the usual Neapolitan selves to all attempts to make any nearer still greater masses underwent the same guides, called Lazaroni. They availed approach to the awful mysteries of the change, the whole of the small eminences, themselves of their carriages to the base mountain, than the edge of the immense thereabout, crumbling down successively; of the mountain, where they arrived about crater : the inside abyss, extending by so that, in the course of half an hour, midnight, when they proceeded to ascend computation, somewhat more than 5700 what had been the summit of the volcano, its sides, mounted on mules, pursuing the feet in circumference, has a perpendi- was precipitated with an awful noise into usual track, one by one. Amid the thick cular depth of about 200 more, forming a the bottom of the crater. darkness, the numerous guides, bearing crater or cup, in the centre of which lie Dejected by difficulties, that seemed lighted torches, gave to the whole cortège strewed, masses of recently glowing sco- au effectual barrier to their accomplishing an air that would have been sufficiently ria, and heated ashes, all diversely varie- the object of their journey, they had prosolemn and mysterious, but for the gaiety gated, from among which the ignited va- ceeded to satisfy their curiosity by makand mirth which the buoyant spirits of pours find a passage upwards through ing the circuit of the crater, when fortuthe company otherwise remarkably con- numberless rents and little orifices. While nately they discovered a long declivity, trasted with it. At about midway, the the travellers were deliberating on the or rather a portion of the shelving sides ascent becomes so steep and difficult that means of descending further, some stones of the crater, much less precipitous than travellers are obliged to alight, and make that came rolling down from the higher the other parts: though deep, it was the rest of the journey on foot. All this edge of the crater, occasioning a general seemingly smooth, and conducted immeupper half of the mountain being com- | agitation of the masses over which they 1 diately to the focus, or burning issue of the volcano. Without waiting to examine | cessary that persons should succeed each! The church in Falmouth, to which Mr. whether there were any other difficulties, other at long intervals, for fear of burying Holmes refers, was raised by the exertions of such as rents and precipices, which inter- | under a torrent of volcanic matter those thie Rev, James Mann, of Berwick-upon-Tweed,

- who was called to his rest on the 13th of Feb. posed between their curiosity and the in- . that followed them. Every tread dis

| 1830. The church then made a request that nermost mysteries of the mountain, the places a mass of ashes through a circuit | I would take the pastoral charge, to which I ambassador's secretary, M. Debeer, tak- of thirty feet of the acclivity.

acceded, and continued with them till the ing a Lazaroni with him, set out first to On arriving at the two precipices, it chapel was destroyed on the 7th of Feb. traverse the passage; they had reached was necessary to adopt the expedient of 1832 half of the descent, gliding down in a mounting on the shoulders of a man sta-| The whole of the collections and subscriptorrent of ashes, which their feet displaced / tioned at the bottom, to give necessary tions raised from slave members, and free,

were voluntary donations, and amounted to as they moved on, when they found them- aid, while another standing at the top of

the top of 4s. 2d. currency, or 2s. 6d. sterling, from each selves at the edge of a precipice, about the cliff, by means of a stick, was to help individual per annum. The smallest coin in twelve feet deep, down the face of which the person to scramble upward; he was to Jamaica is a fivepence, and this was contriit was necessary to descend to reach a rest the feet, however, no where but with buted by each person, on an average, ten times lower declivity. The Lazaroni here stood caution and gentleness. In this way the during the year. aghast, and refused to proceed. A speedy summit of Vesuvius was again reached,

summit of Vesuvius was again reached The whole sum thus collected was approrecourse, however, to the sign of the cross, and each of the adventurers, without ac

priated towards paying for the chapel in Fæle

mouth, which was destroyed by the magisand invocations to the Madonna and St. cident, but in a state of exhaustion and

trates, and other breakers of the public peace. Anthony of Padua, giving him fresh cou- fatigue, and covered with ashes and I never received a single fraction of what was rage, he threw himself, with the secretary, smoke. The six of the party who had contributed, being supported entirely by the to the bottom of the precipice. Another not essayed this descent into the volcano, Baptist Missionary Society. cliff of less height interposed, but it was received their wearied friends with joy,

When my house was illegally entered and overcome with more ease and less reluc- supplying them with refreshments that

searched by William Seyer and Mr. Kitchen

| of Falmouth, and my papers stolen, they took, tance. At length, amid torrents of rush-were very needful to them.

among other articles, the Church Accounting lava, ashes, and stones, that inces- | This excursion was made with no view

| Book, in which every sum received was ensantly broke away from the declivity, they | more important, says the Journal de Phy- | tered, together with the manner of its approarrived at the bottom of the crater. Here, sique, than to try the possibility of reach- priation. This book was examined by the with outstretched arms and shouts of joy, ing the centre of the crater, and to show officers and the colonel of the Trelawney regithat were answered by their more timid the practicability of the philosopher, the

he practicability of the philosopher the ment, and I dare the bitterest enemy I have

to produce the least shadow of proof that the companions with satisfaction and enthu- naturalist, and chemist, exploring at their

negroes contributed in any way, or for any siasm, they cheered on the others to fol. leisure this great furnace of nature. The

purpose, more than I have stated, or that I low them. variety of matters that form the consti

ever appropriated any portion of the proceeds M. Houdonart, an engineer, was the tuent elements of it afford an ample field of the church to my personal advantage. next adventurer after M. Dobeer. He for chemical research; from which, per My church accounts were audited every encountered the same difficulties and haps, might be elicited discoveries im- quarter of the year by four of my brother misdangers. Mr. Wickers, another of the portant in art or science.

sionaries, and a copy transmitted to the Parent party, hesitated when he came to the

Society in London, where any respectable per

son may see them, and satisfy himself respectcliffs, but seeing that no assistance could

ing the truth of the statement I have made. be rendered him, he grew impatient and

The fact is, that instead of gaining any emorushed down, amid similar floods of ashes,

VINDICATION OF THE BAPTIST lument, a portion of what little I possessed stones, and volcanic scoria, as his prede

was lent on one of the chapels which has been cessors. Adjutant Dampiere. M. Bag


destroyed, and is therefore lost. nins, Physician to the Army, Messrs. Tas- We cheerfully insert the following Mr. Holmes imagining, that the love of money

I am not at all surprised at such men as sinct, and Andres, two French travellers, letter from our respected correspondent, actuated me, in my endeavours to instruct the and M, Moulin, Inspector of Ports, next | Mr. Knibb. It will serve at once to negroes. His sordid soul was never inspired followed; these all arrived at the crater, vindicate the Jamaica Missionaries, and by a higher motive; and were his character as after overcoming the same difficulties, to exhibit in its true character of mean- well known in and incurring the same dangers as the ness and falsehood the opposition which |

the same degree of credence would be given others. they have had to encounter.

to his assertions.

These ex• The bottom of the crater, of which nocellent men need not fear the verdict of porters of the flogging of females, are still en

As the advocates of slavery, and the supcorrect conclusions can be formed, when the British public. They have the con- Ideavouring to cast the blame of the late disexamined from above, is a vast field of fidence and the sympathy of the nation. turbances in Jamaica on the Baptist Missionrugged inequalities, made up of piles of Let them proceed in their work of mercy. aries, let them come forward like men; I porous lava, sometimes hard and firm, and their best wishes will soon be re

challenge them to prove the assertions they ånd sometimes extremely yielding and in- alized.

make. I will meet them, on this subject, at Secure; particularly just when the tra

any time and place; and a discerning public vellers reached the focus. The most in TO THE EDITOR OF THE TOURIST.

shall judge upon whom the blame should rest.

The only punishment I wish may be allotted teresting sight, however, of the whole,

Dundee, Oct. 30, 1832. to Mr. Holmes is this, that when he has reaped was the number of small orifices or vents

| a full harvest, by traducing the characters of very properly denominated spiracles,

Sir,--Having noticed in several of the

the the Baptist Missionaries, he may be compelled

| newspapers, a paragraph, copied from the which, both at the bottom of the crater | Cornwall Chronicle, published in Montego

to devote the sum at which he affixes my forand on the interior face of the mountain, Bay, Jamaica, bra Mr. Holmes in Bay, Jamaica, by a Mr. Holmes, in which the

tune to the instruction of the deeply injured suffer the ignited vapours to escape. assertion is made, that, during my mis- |

and oppressed sons and daughters of Africa. Their observations being finished, it sionary career, I collected the sum of twelve

I remain, was a business of some thought to get thousand pounds, you will oblige me, by per

Your obedient servant, back again—the descent is far less labomitting me, through your columns, to repel

WILLIAM KNIBB, the foul slander. Mr. Holmes has stated a derious than the ascent. It is not easy to

| liberate falsehood; and I dare him, and every climb eminences, where the supports for the

P.S. I shall not notice any reply to this, exascending but by one at a time, it is ne. I promulgated.

editor who has copied the paragraph, with ap. feet are moving with every step; besides, parent pleasure, to prove the charges they have cept the individual places his name to his

| communication,

. : W. K.



he knew, would betray him, and deliver it tol prolonged till he beheld his son persecuted to

them; the consequence of which, he foresaw, death for an infamous crime, but not till he A most affecting instance of the odious in- would be, his being ordered back a prisoner to should see this foul stain washed from his flexibility of Venetian courts, appears in the Venice, the only means he had in his power of family, and the innocence of his beloved son case of Foscari, son to the Doge of that name. seeing his parents and friends; a pleasure for made manifest to the world.

This young man had, by some imprudences, which he had languished with insurmountable The ways of heaven never appeared more given offence to the senate, and was, by their desire for some time, and which he was willing

esire for some time, and which he was willing | dark and intricate than in the incidents and orders, confined at Treviso, when Almor Do- to purchase at the expense of any danger or catastrophe of this mournful story. To reconnato, one of the Council of Ten, was assassi

cile the permission of such events to our ideas of nated on the 5th of November, 1750, as he en- The judges, little affected with this generous infinite power and goodness, however difficult, is tered his own house.

instance of filial piety, ordained that the un- a natural attempt in the human mind, and has A reward, in ready money, with pardon for happy young man should be carried back to exercised the ingenuity of philosophers in all this, or any other crime, and a pension of two Candia, and there be imprisoned for a year, ages; while, in the eyes of Christians, these hundred ducats, revertible to children, was and remain banished to that island for life; seeming perplexities afford an additional proof, promised to any person who would discover with this condition, that if he should make that there will be a future state in which the the planner, or perpetrator, of this crime; no | any more applications to foreign powers, his ways of God to man will be fully justified. such discovery was made. One of young Fos imprisonment should be perpetual. At the Moore's Travels in Italy. cari's footmen, named Olivier, had been ob- same time they gave permission, that the served loitering near Donato's house on the Doge, and his lady, might visit their unforevening of the murder; he fled from Venice next morning. These, with other circum The Doge was, at this time, very old; he

A CHANCELLOR'S PUN. stances of less importance, created a strong | had been in possession of the office above | AFTER Lord Bacon had been heavily fined suspicion that Foscari had engaged this man thirty years. Those wretched parents had an by parliament, and reduced to extreme poverty, to commit the murder.

interview with their son in one of the apart- he wrote to James I. in the following terms:--Olivier was taken, brought to Venice, put ments of the palace; they embraced him with “ Help me, dear sovereign lord and master! to the torture, and confessed nothing: yet the all the tenderness which his misfortunes and and pity me so far, that I, who have so long Council of Ten being prepossessed with an his filial affection deserved. The father ex borne à bay, be not forced in my old age to opinion of their guilt, and imagining that the horted him to bear his hard fate with firmness:

carry a wallet." master would have less resolution, used him in the son protested, in the most moving terms, the same cruel manner. The unhappy young that this was not in his power; that however man, in the midst of his agony, continued to others could support the dismal loneliness of a

ROME. assert that he knew nothing of the assassina- prison, he could not; that his heart was formed tion. This convinced the court of his firmness, for friendship, and the reciprocal endearments

[From the Metropolitan. ] but not of his innocence ; yet there was no of social life, without which his soul sunk into legal proof of his guilt-they could not sent dejection worse than death, from which alone Ir e'er you've seen an artist sketching, ence him to death. He was condemned to he should look for relief, if he should again be

The purlieus of this ancient city, pass the rest of his life in banishment, at Ca-confined to the horrors of a prison; and, melt

I need not tell you how much stretching,

There is of truth, to make things pretty ;néa, in the island of Candia.

ing into tears, he sunk at his father's feet, imThis unfortunate youth bore his exile with ploring him to take compassion on a son who

How trees are brought, perforce, together,

Where never tree was known to grow; more impatience than he had done the rack ; | had ever loved him with the most dutiful af

And founts condemned to trickle, whether he often wrote to his relations and friends, fection, and who was perfectly innocent of the There's water for said founts, or no;praying them to intercede in his behalf, that crime of which he was accused; he conjured How even the wonder of the Thane, the term of his banishment might be abridged, him by every bond of nature and religion, by In stretching, all its wonder loses, and that he might be permitted to return to the bowels of a father, and the mercy of a As woods will come to Dunsinane, his family before he died. All his applications Redeemer, to use his influence with the Coun Or any where the sketcher chooses. were fruitless; those to whom he addressed cil to mitigate their sentence, that he might be himself had never interfered in his favour, for saved from the most cruel of all deaths-that

For instance, if an artist see, fear of giving offence to the obdurate Council, of expiring under the slow tortures of a broken

As at romantic Tivoli,

A waterfall and ancient shrine, or had interfered in vain. heart, in a horrible banishment from every

Beautiful both, but not so plac'd, After languishing five years in exile, having creature he loved. “My son,” replied the

As that his pencil can combine lost all hope of return, through the interposi- Doge, “submit to the laws of your country,

Their features in one whole with taste, tion of his own family, or countrymen, in a and do not ask of me what it is not in my What does he do? Why, without scruple, fit of despair he addressed the Duke of Milan, I power to obtain.”

He whips the temple up,-as supple putting him in mind of the services which the Having made this effort, he retired to another As were those aogels, who (no doubt) Doge, his father, had rendered him, and beg apartment; and, unable any longer to support Carried the Virgin's house about,ging that he would use his powerful influence the acuteness of his feelings, he sunk into a

And lands it plump upon the brink with the State of Venice, that his sentence state of insensibility, in which condition he re Of the cascade, or wheresoever might be recalled. He entrusted his letter to mained till some time after his son had sailed

It suits his plaguy taste to think a merchant, going from Canéa to Venice, who on his return to Candia.

'Twill look most picturesque and clever.

In short there's no end to the treacheries, promised to take the first opportunity of send | Nobody has presumed to describe the an

Of man, or maid, who once a sketcher is. ing it from thence to the Duke; instead of guish of the wretched mother; those who are

The livelier, too, their fancies are, which, this wretch, as soon as he arrived at endowed with the most exquisite sensibility,

The more they falsify each spot ; Venice, delivered it to the chiefs of the Council and who have experienced distresses in some As any dolt can give what's there, of Ten. degree similar, will have the justest idea of

But men of genius give what's not. • This conduct of the young Foscari appeared what it was. The accumulated misery of those criminal in the eyes of those judges; for, by unhappy parents touched the hearts of some

Then 'come your travellers, false as they,the laws of the republic, all its subjects are ex- of the most powerful senators, who applied

All Piranesis, in their way; pressly forbid claiming the protection of foreign with so much energy for a complete pardon for

Eking out bits of truth with fallacies, princes, in any thing which relates to the go young Foscari, that they were on the point of

And turning pig-sties into palaces.

But, worst of all, that wordy tribe, vernment of Venice. obtaining it, when a vessel arrived from Can

Who sit down-hang them to describe ; Foscari was, therefore, ordered to be brought dia, with tidings that the miserable youth had

Who, if they can but make things fine, from Candia, and shut up in the State-prison. expired in prison a short time after his return.

Have consciences, by no means tender, There, the chiefs of the Council of Tenor Some years after this, Nicholas Erizzo, a

In sioking all that will not shine, dered him once more to be put to the torture, noble Venetian, being on his death-bed, con All vulgar facts, that spoil their splendour ;to draw from him the motives which deter- fessed that, bearing a violent resentment As Irish country squires, they say, mined him to apply to the Duke of Milan. against the senator Donato, he had committed Whene'er the Viceroy travels nigh, Such an exertion of law is, indeed, the most the assassination for which the unhappy family Compound with beggars, on the way, flagrant injustice. of Foscari had suffered so much.

To be lock'd up, till he goes by; The miserable youth declaretl to the Coun- At this time the sufferings of the Doge were

And so send back his Lordship marvelling,

That Ireland should be deemd so starveling. cil, that he had written the letter in the full at an end; he had existed only a few months persuasion that the merchant, whose character after the death of his son His life had been


MIRACULOUS ESCAPE.webol boat to be hoisted, and we fired two shots at COMMISSION EXCHANGED.

the approaching alligator, but without effect. In the papers of Richard. Earl of Cork, it THE following account is taken from an The report of the piece, and the noise of the is related

the is related, that, towards the conclusion of American paper, to which it was communi blacks from the sloop, soon made Campbell

Queen Mary's reign, a commission was signed cated by the captain of a Guinea ship :acquainted with his danger; and he saw the

for the persecution of the Irish Protestants : “ The bosom of the ocean was exceedingly creature making for him; and, with all the

and, to give greater weight to this important tranquil; and the heat, which was intolerable, strength and skill he was master off, made to

affair, Dr. Coke was nominated one of the had made us so languid, that almost a general the shore. And now the moment arrived, in

commissioners. The doctor, on his way to wish overcame us, on the approach of the which a scene was exhibited, beyond the power

Dublin, halted at Chester, where he was evening, to bathe in the waters of Congo. of my humble pen to describe. On approach

waited upon by the mayor, to whom, in the However, myself and Johnson were deterred | ing within a short distance of some canes and

course of conversation, he imparted the object from it by the fear of sharks, many of which shrubs which covered the bank, while closely

of his mission, and exhibited the leathern box we had observed in the progress of our voyage, pursued by the alligator, a fierce and ferocious

that contained his credentials. The landlady and those enormously large. At length, Camp tiger sprang towards him, and that just at the

of the inn where the interview took place, being a bell alone, who had been making too free with same instant that the jaws of the first enemy

Protestant, and having overheard the conversathe liquor-case, was obstinately bent on going | were opened to devour him. At this moment, tion, seized an opportunity, while the doctor was overboard ; and although we used every means Campbell was preserved. The tiger, eager for

| attending the mayor to the bottom of the stairs, in our power to dissuade him, he dashed into his prey, by overleaping him, encountered the to exchange the commission for a dirty pack the watery element, and had swam some dis- gripe of the amphibious monster. The water

of cards, on the top of which she facetiously tance from the vessel, when we on deck dis- was covered with the blood of the tiger, whose

turned up the knave of clubs. The doctor, gator making towards him from efforts to tear the scaly covering of the alliga- not suspecting the trick which had been played behind a rock that stood at a short distance tor were unavailing; while the latter had also him. secured his box. and pursued his way. from the shore. His escape I now considered the advantage of keeping the tiger under | Arriving at Dublin, on the 7th of October.

d I asked Johnson how we water, by which the victory was soon obtained, | 1558, he lost no time in presenting himself to should act. He, like myself, affirmed the im- | for the tiger's death was now effected: they | Lord Fitzwalter and the privy council; to possibility of saving him, and instantly seized | both sunk to the bottom, and we saw no more whom upon a loaded carbine to shoot the poor fellow of the alligator. Campbell was soon recovered

sented his credentials in the box, which, to the the jaws of the monster. I and conveyed on board ; and, the moment he astonishment of all present, contained only a did not, however, consent to this, but waited | leaped on the deck, he fell on his knees, and

pack of cards! The doctor, greatly chagrined, with horror the tragedy we anticipated. Yet, returned thanks to God for protecting him.”

returned instantly to London, to have his comwilling to do all in our power, I ordered the

mission renewed: but while waiting a second time on the coast for a favourable wind, the news reached him of the queen's death.—Lord Fitzwalter afterwards related the circumstance to Queen Elizabeth ; which so much pleased her, that she afterwards allowed the good Protestant woman an annuity of forty pounds per annum.

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THE HEDGEHOG AND THE SNAKE. Having occasion to suspect that hedgehogs, occasionally, at least, preyed upon snakes, Professor Buckland procured a common snake (Coluber natrix), and also a hedgehog, which had lived in an undomesticated state, some time in the botanic garden at Oxford, where it was not likely to have seen snakes, and put the animals into a box together. The hedgehog was rolled up at the first meeting; but the snake was in continual motion, creeping

round the box as if in order to make its escape. TAVISTOCK ABBEY.

Whether or not it recognized its enemy was These are the ruins of a monastery, period, a school for Saxon literature, and

not apparent; it did not dart from the hedge

hog, but kept creeping gently round the box; coeval with the very ancient town of Ta- an ancient printing press, soon after the

the hedgehog remained rolled up, and did not vistock, in Devonshire, in which they introduction of printing into England. appear to notice the snake. The professor then stand. This antiquity, however, only ap- | In Exeter College, Oxford, there are pre laid the hedgehog on the body of the snake, with pertains to the endowment, as the edifice served copies of certain books which that part of the ball where the head and tail was destroyed by the Danes, though it were printed here, in the year 1525, by meet downwards, touching it. The snake prosubsequently arose from its ruins with Dan Thomas Rychard, one of the monks

ceeded to crawl ; the hedgehog started, opened. considerable enlargement. It was founded of the abbey. Its possessions, with the

slightly, and, seeing what was under it, gave

the snake a hard bite, and instantly rolled. by Ordgar, Earl of Devonshire, in 961, borough and town, were granted at the

itself up again. It soon opened a second time, in consequence of an admonition to that time of the dissolution to John, Lord Rus

repeated the bite, then closed as if for defence; effect, which he is stated by tradition to sell, ancestor of the present noble pro opened carefully a third time, and then inhave received in a dream. It was com- prietor, the Duke of Bedford. The un |flicted a third bite, by which the back of the pleted by his son in 981, richly endowed, fortunate Lord William Russell was re snake was broken. This done, the hedgehog

stood by the snake's side, and passed the whole and consecrated to St. Mary the Virgin, turned to the House of Commons from

body of the snake successively through its and St. Rumon (a gentleman of whom this borough, as also the celebrated John

jaws, cracking it, and breaking the bones at we can give no account), in 997. The Pym, in the reign of Charles I. There

| intervals of half an inch or more, by which abbey church was dedicated in 1318, by are still, as partly appears from the above | operation the snake was rendered entirely moBishop Stapleton; and in 1539, the mo- engraving, sufficient remains of this ve |tionless. The hedgehog then placed itself at nastery was surrendered to the king, by nerable fabric, to indicate its former ex the tip of the snake's tail, and began to eat John Peryn, the last abbot, when its | tent and beauty; though now much

upwards, as one would eat a radish, without revenues were found to amount to mutilated and applied to various uses.

intermission, but slowly, till half of the snake

was devoured, when the hedgehog ceased from £902: 5:7-no inconsiderable sum in Within the parish there are also remains

mere repletion. During the following night those days. This establishment is remark- of old Morwell House, formerly the hunt

the anterior half of the snake was also comable, as having contained, at a very early | ing seat of the holy Nimrods of Tavistock. pletely eaten up.

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