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CRUISE OF THE MIDGE. CHAP. III.,
MEMOIRS OF M. DE CHATEAUBRIAND,
MIRABEAU,
ThoughTS AND RECOLLECTIONS. By Mrs HEMANS.

I. TO A FAMILY BIBLE,
II. On A REMEMBERED PICTURE OF CHrist,
III. MOUNTAIN SANCTUARIES,
IV. THE LILIES OF THE FIELD,

V. THE BIRDS OF THE AIR,
VI. THE OLIVE TREE,
VII. PLACES OF WORSHIP,
VIII. A CHURCH IN North WALES,

IX. OLD CHURCH IN AN English PARK,
THE LAY OF Sir LIONEL,
My Cousin NICảOLAS. CHAP. V., VI.
The ENCHANTED DOMAIN,
PROGRESS OF SOCIAL DISORGANIZATION. No. IV. DECAY OF

THE WOODEN WALLS OF ENGLAND,
LOUDON ON THE EDUCATION OF GARDENERS,
FOUR LYRICS. BY DELTA.

I. TO THE SKYLARK,
II. TWILIGHT THOUGHTS,
III. HADDON HALL, YORKSHIRE,

IV. ELEGIAC STANZAS,
WOMAN. BY SIMONIDES (NOT of Cos). TRANSLATED BY WILLIAM

HAY.
Song of DEMODOCUS THE BARD BEFORE ULYSSES, AT THE COURT OF

King ALCINOUS,
ADMISSION OF DISSENTERS TO DEGREES IN THE English UNIVERSITIES,

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EDINBURGH:

WILLIAM BLACKWOOD, 45, GEORGE STREET, EDINBURGH ;

AND T. CADELL, STRAND, LONDON.

To whom Communications (post paid) may be addressed.
SOLD ALBO BY ALL THE BOOKSELLERS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM.

PRINTED BY BALLANTYNE AND CO. EDINBURGH.

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CONTENTS. 1. Attacks on the Church. II. Bob Burke's Duel with Ensign Brady of the 48th. III. The Conde de Ildefonzo. A Tale of the Spanish Revolution.-IV. Stephen Oliver on Angling.–V. The Corn Law Question.-VI. The Moral of Flowers. -VII. Poetry of Ebenezer Elliott.-VIII. Combinations.--IX. Noctes Ambrosianæ. No. LXV.

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“What kind of god art thou ?”

Henry V. -$ m::" ; .{; ff I HAD scarcely, to my conception, account but too forcibly; and, once been asleep at all, when I was called more, I went on deck, where I was again. It might have been about a good deal startled by the scene eleven at night when I got on deck.

before me.

The ebb-tide was now There was a heavy ground-swell running down the river, and past tumbling in upon us over the bar, us like a mill-stream; and the bar, which made the little vessel pitch which a couple of hours before was violently.

all black and undistinguishable, be“ See all clear to cut away the gan now to be conspicuous, from a kedge,” said I.

crescent of white waves which shone But there was no need; for the even through the darkness, while a swell that rolled in was as yet deep, deep and increasing hoarse murmur, dark, and unbroken. I looked forth “ like thunder heard remote,” was into the night, endeavouring by the borne

up

the river towards us on the starlight, for the moon was obscured night wind. The foaming breakers by a thick bank of clouds in the east- on the bar, as the tide continued to ern horizon, to distinguish the where- fall

, spread out; and, in an hour, the abouts of the bar at the river's mouth, rush of the tide downwards, and the but all was black flowing water, and tumble of the sea inwards, placed there was no sound of breakers; so us, even at the distance of our anI again went below, and in a minute chorage, in a regular cauldron of slept as sound as before.

broken water, where the little craft I cannot precisely say how long I was tumbled about as if she belonghad been in the land of dreams, when ed to nobody, while every moment I I was again roused abruptly by my expected the cable to part. steward.

It was a regular snow-storm; the “Mr Wadding” - this was the swell, broken on the bar, roared into gunner of the little vessel—“ does the river in detached splashing waves, not like the look of the weather, sir; which, when the downward current it has become somewhat threatening, dashed against them, flew up in and the felucca is riding very uneasy

detached Hashing spouts, covering since the tide has turned, sir.” every thing with spray, which again The sharp jerking motion of the was puffed

away seaward like smoke small craft corroborated the man's by the sharp land-breeze (that had VOL. XXXY, NO, CCXXI.

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now suddenly set down, counter- be out of his hammock this forenoon,
checking in a moment the regular if the weather keeps fine."
easterly trade-wind) as fast as it I had a sort of anxiety to know
rose, while the craft was kicked here from my own observation how the
and yerked there, as if it had been a poor fellows were getting on; so I
cork in the midst of the bubbling of followed our friend, and descended
a boiling pot. Oh! how I longed for with him in his visit to the sick and
daylight ! And at length daylight hurt.
came, and the sun began to exhale Almost the first man I spoke to
the dank pestiferous vapours that was Lennox.
towards grey dawn had once more “Glad to find you so much better,
mantled over the face of the mighty my man; I hope you feel yourself
stream.

stronger this morning?"
For an hour it was so thick that A faint blush spread over the poor
we could see nothing of the bar, but fellow's thin wasted features, and he
the noise of the breakers continued hesitated in his answer. At length
to increase; and as the boats along- he stammered out-
side were by this time, notwithstand. “ Thank you, sir; I am much
ing all our endeavours, half full of better, sir.”
water, I feared, that even when the “ Who is that blocking up the
tide began to answer again, I should hatchway ?” said I, as some dark
be unable to send one of them down body nearly filled the entire aper-
to sound; so I lay in the miserable ture.
consciousness of having been foiled Presently the half-naked figure of
in our object on the one hand, and Sergeant Quacco descended the lad-
with small prospect of being able to der. He paid no attention to me, or
get out to rejoin the frigate on the any body else ; but spoke to some
other. At length, towards seven one on deck in the Eboe tongue, and
o'clock, the mist rose; the unwhole- presently his wife appeared at the
some smell of mud, and slime, and coamings of the hatchway, hugging
putrifying vegetables, was no longer and fondling the abominable little
perceptible, and the glorious sun graven image as if it had been her
once more shone on the broad ex- child-her own flesh and blood.
panse of rushing waters; and the She handed it down to the black
mangrove - covered banks became sergeant, who placed it in a corner,
again distinctly visible and well- nuzzling, and rubbing his nose all
defined, and the horizon seaward to over it, as if he had been propitiating
look blue, clear, and cheery. But the tiny Moloch by the abjectness
all this while the bar was one bow of his abasement. I was curious to
of roaring foam, that increased as see how Lennox would take all this,
" the sea-breeze freshened, and fairly but it produced no effect: he looked
stifled the terral, until there was with a quizzical expression of coun.
not one solitary narrow streak of tenance at the figure for some time,
blue water in the whole breadth of and then lay back in his hammock,
the river's mouth.

and seemed to be composing himself I was pacing the deck in no small to sleep. I went on deck, leaving the perplexity, debating in my own negro and his sable helpmate below mind whether or not I should send amongst the men, and was converbelow and rouse out Mr Sprawl, sing with Mr Sprawl, who had, by when the surgeon passed me. this time made his appearance, when * Good morning, doctor."

we were suddenly startled by a loud He returned the salute.

shriek from the negress, who shot up “How are all the wounded this from below, plunged instantly overmorning ?"

board, and began to swim with great All doing well, sir."

speed towards the shore. She was " And Lennox, how is he?" instantly followed by our friend the The doctor laughed.

sergeant, who for a second or two “Oh, all right with him now, sir; looked forth after the sable naiad, but the poor fellow is awfully asha- in an attitude as if the very next med at the exhibition his messmates moment he would have followed have told him he made yesterday. her. I hailed the dingy VenusHe is much better; and I hope will “Come back, my dear-come back.”

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She turned round with a laughing began to fail; and as the tide made, countenance, but never for a mo, I began, in concert with Mr Sprawl, ment hesitated in her shoreward to see all ready to go to sea; but I progress.

soon was persuaded, that, from the « What sall become of me!" extreme heaviness of the ground screamed Sergeant Quacco.“Oh, swell that rolled in, there was no Lord, I sall lose my vife-cost me chance of our extricating ourselves feefty dallar-Lose my vife !-dat until the evening at the soonest, or de dam little Fetish say mosh be it might be next morning, when the save. Ob, poor debil dat I is !”-and young ebb would give us a lift; 80 here followed a long tirade in some we were walking up and down, to African dialect, that was utterly un. while away the time, when poor intelligible to us.

Lennox, who had by this time come “My good fellow, don't make such on deck, said, on my addressing him, an uproar, will ye ?” said I. “Leave that he had seen small jets of white your wife to her fate : you cannot smoke spew up from among the better yourself if you would die for green mangroves now and then; and it."

although he had not heard any re“I don't know, massa; I don't port, yet he was persuaded they inknow. Him cost me feefty dallar. dicated musket-shots. Beside, as massa, must have seen, “ It may all be as you say, Lennox; him beautiful-oh, wery beautiful!- but I hope we shall soon be clear and what you tink dem willain asore of this accursed river, and then will do to him? Ab, massa, you they may blaze away at each other can't tell what dem will do to him.' as much as they please."

Why, my good man, what will The words were scarcely out of they do?

my mouth, when we not only saw " Eat him, massa, may be; for dey the smoke, but heard the rattle of look on him as one who now is ene- musketry, and presently a small my dat is, dey call me enemy, black speck shot rapidly beyond the and dem know him is my vife-Oh, headland or cape, that shut in our Lord—feefty dallar-all go, de day view, on the larboard side, up the dem roast my vife.”

river. I could scarcely refrain from On its nearer approach, we soon laughing; but on the instant the perceived that it was our friend poor fellow ran up to the old Quacco once more, in his small dory quartermaster, who was standing of a canoe, with the little fetish god near the mast, admiring the construc- stuck over the bow; but there was tion of the canoe,--as beautiful a no appearance of his wife. On his skiff, by the way,

as was ever scooped near approach to the vessel, the man out of tree. “ Help me, old man; appeared absolutely frantic. He help me to launch de canoe. I must worked and sculled away with his go on sore-I must go on sore." paddle as if he had been mad; and

The seaman looked at me-I nod- when at last he got on deck, haded; and, taking the hint, he instant- ving previously cast the little horrible ly lent Blackie a hand. The canoe image up before him, he began to was launched overboard, and the curse and to swear, at one moment next moment Sergeant Quacco was in the Eboe tongue, at another in paddling after his adored, that had bad Creole English, as if he had been cost him fifty dollars, in double-quick possessed with a deviltime.

Hoo chockaro, chockaro, soo harmo He seemed, so far as we could Oh, who could tink young woman judge, to be rapidly overtaking her, could hab so mosh' deceitl-Ah, when the little promontory of the Queykarre tol de rol zig tootle toomcreek hid them from our view; and to leave me Quacco, and go join under the impression that we had dem Eboe willain!” Then, as if reseen the last of him, I began to busy collecting himself—" But how I do myself in the hope of getting over know dat dem no frighten him for the bar that forenoon. An hour say so ? Ah, now I remember one might have elapsed, and all remained ogly dag stand beside him hab long quiet, except at the bar, where the clear knife in him hand. Oh, Lord! thunder and hissing of the breakers Topka, Zooka- Cookery Pee Que-

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