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was heard to ascend to the throne of when Scott assuming the dialect of his Grace from those holy walls, within country, said, Countryman, cun ye no which royal martyrs were formerly wont mak' way for Walter Scott? This was to offer up their orisons.
irresistible, and a way was formed for the Baronet in a trice.
George the Fourth, whose fine taste
was never called in question, used to say SIR WALTER SCOTT.
that there was a charm about Scott which he never met with in any other
man; besides, his late Majesty used CARISBROOK CASTLE. It was the constant wish of this extra- to add, “ He is always at home with
ordinary man to die near the place of his me, and when he differs in opinion, he
nativity, and the land of the mountain argues his point like a man, a gentleman, Tuis Castle stands on a steep and con- and the flood” contains all that is left of and an equal. It is only upon his entree manding eminence, in the most beautiful the author of Waverley. An accident and conge, that there is any difference part of the Isle of Wight; its walls which occurred in his infancy deprived of rank. I never met any other man which enclosed about an acre and a-half him of the use of one leg; he was conse- (except one) who did so.”
We do not of ground, where in some parts, as ap- quently much at home, and he acquired require great sagacity to discover the pears from the ruins which are still from his grandfather, father, and several exception. standing, upwards of eighteen feet in old people in the neighbourhood, great thickness; the garrison was supplied stores of information respecting the annals with water from a well withinside the of his country, which added to his natural
When Bayilly, (physician to Henry walls, which is still to be seen in a per- turn for legendary lore, old tales, and old IV. of France, perceived he was about fect state, and which is partly cut through ballads, superinduced that wonderful de- to die, he called his servants to him a rock, a depth of 210 feet from the sur-velopement of mind which has raised his singly, and gave to each of them a porface of the earth to the water, which, it name to the first rank among writers, and tion, first of his money, then of his plate is said, at no time rises less than 90 feet given him a popularity never attained by and furniture, bidding them, as soon as from the bottom, thus making the whole any other author during his lifetime. In they had taken what he had given them, depth of the well 300 feet.
stature, Sir Walter Scott was above the to leave his house, and see him no more. But the circumstance which imparts middle size; with the exception of his When the physicians came to visit him, the greatest interest to this ruin, is that lameness, he was well-formed and of great they told him they had found his door of its having been for a considerable time strength; he was fond of athletic exer- open, the servants and the furniture rethe prison of that unfortunate Prince cises, such as golf, the putting the stone, moved and gone, nothing in fact reCharles the First. The ruins only of throwing the sledge hammer, &c. His maining but the bed on which he lay. that wing of the castle in which the un- features were characterised by an appear
Then the doctor, taking leave of his happy King's apartments were situated ance of great good nature; his face was physicians, said, “Since my baggage is now remains, but the window from which even coarse, but the attentive observer packed up and gone, it is time that I he attempted to effect his escape, is still could perceive in the forehead' an extra- should also go.” He died the same day, pointed out to the visitor. This is placed ordinary capacity, in the small gray eye
Nov. 5th, 1605. at an immense height from the ground, a quickness, a fire which no artist and is fortified with a strong iron grating, could catch; and about the through the bars or which it is said mouth a roguish smile, which Chantry The Bishop of Bath and Wells, in a letter adCharles succeeded in forcing his head, but has transferred to his bust. Of the nucould not afterwards pass his shoulders, merous paintings, engravings, &c., of Sir dressed to I. E. Richardson, Esq. the Secretary, or again withdraw himself; in this painful Walter Scott, no artist has done him jus- of thirty years, I feel myself justified in assertsituation he remained for some time, dur- tice, although all resemble him. We ing, that I know of few plans better qualified to ing which his suffering forced from him have the man, the good man; but the in- promote the temporal, and at the same time, the the most heart-rending moans. At length telligence of the poet's face is wanting the labourer a small allotment of land to be he succeeded in liberating himself, and, Wilkie has failed entirely in his portrait cultivated at his leisure hours." to inform those of his partizans who were of Scott, but portrait painting is not the
The oath was lately administered to a waiting near at hand to assist him on his forte of that great artist. The bust by Chinese in the following manner: The interreaching the exterior of the castle-wall, Chantry is most admirable; it was under preter placed a china saucer in the witness's that the attempt had failed, the unfortu- taken by express desire of George the hand, who threw it down and dashed it to nate Monarch placed a lighted candle in Fourth, and it now is among the fine col- tell the truth, and the whole truth, for this the window, and his friends, thus warned, lection of art at Windsor --A friend of saucer is cracked, and if you do not tell the effected a retreat just as the guards, Sir Walter's, the late Mr. Constable, truth, your body will be cracked like the alarmed byCharles's cries and groans, had used to relate that they had passed an
Indians are sworn by pouring water commenced a search after them. The evening with Robert Burns in 1792 ;
out of the saucer, &c. Princess Elizabeth, Charles's second that the latter was wonderfully struck
A gentleman showing his friend his curiosi.
ties of pictures, &c., in his gallery, on the daughter, died a prisoner in this castle, at with the powers of young Scott, and other's praising them all very much, he gave him the age of fifteen, as it is said, of a broken prognosticated his future greatness. Scott his choice of any
one of them as a present. The heart. The chamber in which she expired, himself never alluded to it, but he stranger fixed his election on a tablet, in which a small room about sixteen feet square, boasted as the highest honour, of having the Ten Commandments were written in letters remaining, as it is said, in its original been acquainted with the author of Tam the gentleman, “ those I am bound to keep." state, extremely plain and unornamented, O'Shanter.
LONDON.- In the beginning of Elizabeth's is still pointed out to the visitor.
The magic of Walter Scott's name was reign, her customs rented for £20,000 per an. The chapel of St. Nicholas, which never proved more strongly than at the num; her lands at Pentonville, and in the stands in the castle-yard, is kept up, and Coronation of George the Fourth. Sir other vicinities of the capital, rented for one has a chaplain regularly appointed to it, Walter was late, and bustling through kingdom did not exceed £20,000 per annum;
The greatest estates in the with a salary. It is now upwards of the crowd,-a serjeant of the Greys said and the city of London did not include one twenty years since the voice of prayer it was impossible for him to proceed, brick house.
" A stitch in time."-OLD ADAGE.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE TOURIST.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE TOURIST.
able by the tenant at the expiration of his lease. Even iron ovens, cupboards, and shelves, cisterns, and pumps, may be so affixed, and may be so necessarily incorporated with the realty from
the damage that would result from their removal, CIVILITY.-A young gentleman was found Cheap Beer.-Mix 14lbs of treacle and 11 that, by implication of law, they would pass asleep in George-street, at an unreasonable gallons of water well together, and boil them from the tenant to the landlord on the expiration hour. When brought before the Magistrate, he for two hours with six ounces of hops ; when of the lease; but this is not commonly the case, confessed that he had been tipsey. “Young quite cool, add a tea-cupful of yeast, and stir it man, you should be very sorry,
"I am sorry:
well, by a gallon or two at a time; let it ferment _“You must be fined.” Handing over the for sixteen hours in a tub covered with a sack;
EDITOR'S BOX. money, “I am fined.”
then put it into a nine gallon cask, and keep it
“Fiat justitia ruat colum." In a pew in Allington church, Dorset, were in seven days it will be fit to drink, and will be a great grandfather, great grandmother, grand stronger beer than London porter.' This is the father, iwo grandmothers, three mothers, a simplest as it requires no skill—a washing cop. father, husband, two wives, two daughters, a per, or teakettle, and a tub are the only requi- the present existence of Slavery, by bringing
Sir : The West Indian party attempt to justify granddaughter, great grandson, grandson, and sites; and nine gallons of beer can be obtained forward the fact of Slavery having been allowed a son; the whole comprised in five persons. at the following cost:
under the Jewish dispensation--though in quite 14lbs. of treacle
3s. 6d. A man in the Exeter Hospital had his leg
another form, and under totally different circum6 oz. of hops
0 amputated, he having undergone a like opera
stances to our colonial system. ' tion some time since, so that the poor fellow is
Now, if they will insist upon bringing the
102 now legless. When the operation on the last
Bible forward on their side, let them have it
COLDS.—There cannot be much fear of the but they must stand by it, for on looking at the leg to . Well, my good fellow, it is all over.” « Bless person, who, like Spencer's March (Fairie Queene 21st chapter of Exodus, where the
laws relating your soul, sir, dy'e think I didn't know that? | XI. 7.) shall bend
to the blast, and shall to Slavery are given, I find in the 16th verse, the *Tisn't the first time I've had a leg cut off.”
dig his rood of land, and sow his bushel of seed; following:“ He that stealeth a man, and selleth
whether the bleak north or the biting east wind bim, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely Milton, when blind, married a shrew. The scatter consumption and death among the feeble be put to death.” The Negroes in the West Duke of Buckingham called her a rose.
«inmates of the parlour, or the half-famished Indies were originally stolen, and they are yet am no judge of colours," replied Milton, “but tenants of the hut or the garret. Free exposure to be found in the hand of these men--30 that I dare say you are right, for 1 feel the 'thorus to every wind that blows, provided always that out of their own mouth the West Indian party daily." requisite clothing and active exercise be attended
are condemned, and if they pursue their present to—will do more to banish coughs and consump conduct much longer, their sentence will be put Patience.—“Ben,” said an angry father, the tions than all the fox-glove or Iceland moss that in execution by the Negroes themselves. other day, “ I am busy now, but when I can ever grew, or all the bleeding, blistering, or long
J. find time, I will give you an hearty ilogging." rubbings that were ever tried. Confine yourself Don't hurry yourself, pa," said the patient to a warm parlour, and you will shudder at every “ I can wait."
blast, and probably catch a bad cough or a cold
SIR: I have read a deal on the subject of ParAn Englishman who went to establish himself find it dangerous to venture out of doors during liamentary Pledges, butall previous observations at New York as a hatter, placed on his sign the the cold and chilly days of winter and spring; on this popular topic sink into significance intimation that he was a hatter-not from Lon; but by free exposure and brisk exercise, you compared
with the following paragraph, which don-but" from the village.” Jonathan could may learn to set the weather at defiance and put was put into my hands a few days ago. z. not understand where the recommendation
on the vigorous and healthy look of the young could be: in fact, it puzzled all the Yankees spring, instead of the church-yard cough and “Pledges are very fairly objected to on subfor a considerable time, until the hatter ex: undermining fever of age and debility. jects of general policy and commercial regulaplained he merely announced himself “ from
Fixtures.-A tenant, who takes possession of tion, because Parliament is a deliberative body, the village," in order to please the inhabitants
a house, either fits it up with fixtures, or buys and therefore the members of it ought to apby giving them an opportunity of guessing. such fixtures as he finds upon the premises. If proach the subjects for consideration and dis
This can When Cortes returned to Spain, he was coolly he puts in fixtures himself, provided they be for cussion unbiassed and unfettered. received by the Emperor, Charles the Fifth, the ornament and furniture of the house, or for never apply to any matter in which first princiOne day he suddenly presented himself to that domestic use and convenience, such as pier ples and the immutable laws of God and nature Monareh. "Who are you ?" said the Emperor, glasses, tapestry, put up in lieu of wainscot, are involved : if these laws are not enforced, haughtily. “The man,” said Cortez as haughư chimney-pieces, marble slabs, window blinds, every man, be he high or low, rich or poor, peer tily,
or peasant, is bound, to the extent of his power, “who has given you more provinces than coppers, cisterns, grates, locks, bells, &c., your ancestors left you cities.”
although nailed down, screwed, and virtually to enforce them; if any suffer by the violation
attached to the freehold, he has a right to remove of these principles and these laws, as all are The charms of virtue are so great, that it such articles during his term, and to consider naturally interested in their support, and as all commands respect and admiration from those them in the light of personal goods and chattels. may become the victims of this violation, all are who wish to seduce it. Catherine de Parthemay The annexation to the freehold does not at all bound to unite to preserve them inviolate to was assailed by the importunities of Henry the alter the quality of the thing, or divest the themselves and to restore them unimpaired to Fourth of France : her reply was, Sir, I am tenant's right. But if he papers a room, affixes others. These are not subjects for consideratoo poor to become your wife, and of too good a a balcony or viranda to the front of a house, tion; these cannot be subjects for discussion. family to become your mistress."
puts up water-closets or sinks a pump in thé The laws of God invest all mankind with certain
yard, -all such articles, though put up by him- rights : these are not dependent upon any earthly PERSONALITY.-An eccentric individual once self,' will, in most cases, lose the character of tribunal; these cannot be annulled by any concluded a somewhat personal story, by saying, removeable fixtures, and pass to the landlord at earthly legislation. No law can add force to the “I will not mention the gentleman's name, be the end of the term. The reason is :--first, that Divine Law-no human enactment at variance cause he is now Chancellor of the Exchequer.” such articles cannot be removed without injury with it is binding — all such enactments are
to the premises, or without being themselves impious and foolish. An Irishman, in France, drinking with some greatly deteriorated and spoiled in value by “Amongst these acknowledged rights, Blackcompany who proposed the toast, “ The land we disannexing them. For it has been said by an stone places 'life and liberty,' and he says, 'no live in,
Aye, with all my sowl, my dear," able judge,--that articles even of this descrip- human legislature has power to abridge or dessaid he, “ here's poor ould Ireland.”
tion of fixtures put up by a tenant, can only be stroy them, unless the owner shall himself comAN INFANT JANUs. In the month of Feb. removed where they are so attached to the pre- mit some act that amounts to a forfeiture.' ruary, 1828, a female child was born in Paris, mises as not to have become part of the sub- Where these acts of forfeiture have not been and lived for about a quarter of an hour, which stance and fabric of the house. If a tenant add committed, these rights are not subjects for con. had two faces; and all the organs belonging to
a viranda or conservatory (not being for the sideration and discussion, and therefore upon them, namely, those of taste, sight, and smell, purposes of trade, as a nurseryman) by way of them all have a right to demand and none have double.
ornament, and the removal of it would materi- a right to refuse a pledge-he to whom it is a
ally disfigure the premises, - that is, if it be matter for consideration, and to be dependent on A New WATER-CLOCK.--An old inhabitant substantially united to the house, he has, by rea- discussion, whether a man has a right to life of Grenoble, some time ago, invented a clock sonable implication of law and equity, perma- and liberty,' should be sent to school and not which is impelled, not by springs or weights, nently annexed it to the freehold, and cannot to parliament; if he doubts whether all have but by water. The rain which falls upon the remove it. The same rule of law obtains in the this right, he will soon doubt whether any have roof of a house, collected in a reservoir, is erection of garden sheds, arbours, hot houses, it-if he has made up his mind be cannot hesisufficient to keep it in perpetual motion. and erections of the like kind. They are quasi tate to say so-if he has pot, he is not fit for a
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Vol. I.-No, 4.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1832.
PRICE ONE PENNY.
BURNS THE POET.
This palace is the venerable mansion
MY NOTE BOOK.-No. 1.
Mrs. M‘Murdo was lying in; and, on the of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The
morning of his departure, he wrote the followfounder seems to have been Archbishop
ing stanza upon a pane of glass in the room : Boniface, in the 13th century. It suf
Blessed be M‘Murdo till his latest day! fered much in Wat Tyler's rebellion, into our hands, with an assurance that they
One or two pieces by Burns have been put May no dark cloud o'ershade his eveuing ray ;
Oh! may no son of his the father's honour stain, 1381, when the insurgents of Essex en- have never before been published. It is not, Nor ever daughter give the mother pain ! tered, and put to death Archbishop Sud- probably, generally known that the poet once To Mr. M.Murdo he afterwards sent a bury. On the decolation of Charles the paid our “ merry city” (Carlisle) a visit, though pound of snuff, accompanied with the followFirst, it was purchased by a Colonel there is no doubt that he did once, at least, | ing verses : Scott, for £1073, who converted the get “unco happy” within our ancient walls. chapel into a dancing-room. He had come into the city on horseback, and
Oh! could I give the Indies' wealth
As I this trifle send, The parish church of Lambeth joins hours. The horse, as may well be supposed, his nag was turned out to grass for a few
Why then the joy of both would be,
To share it with a friend. the old gateway, or entrance into the having such a master, was a brute of a taste, palace, the tower of which is very lofty, and took into his head that the grass in a fie!d
But golden sands ne'er yet have graced
The Heliconian stream ; and exhibits the marks of many centu- belonging to our worthy corporation, which Then take what gold could never buyries; it contains a pleasant ring of bells, adjoined that in which he had been put, was An honest bard's esteem. and is a prominent figure in the land- of a better and sweeter flavour than its own
allotment, and accordingly made good a lodgscape, at many miles distant. ment there. The Mayor impounded the horse;
VALUE OF FREEDOM. It was beneath the old walls of this and next morning, when Burns heard of the The advocates for slavery frequently assert, that church, that Queen Mary, wife of James disaster, he wrote the following stanza : the happiness of the slaves is so exquisite, it not the Second, when lying from Whitehall
Was e'er puir poet sae befitted,
only exceeds that of the peasantry of England, but with her infant son, to escape the ruin The maister drunk—the horse committed :
that many slaves who have had freedom offered to impending over her family, took shelter Puir harmless beast ! tak’ thee nae care,
them would not accept it. What can be a stronger from the rain of the inclement night, Thou’lt be a horse when he's nae mair (mayor). proof of the falsity of this assertion than the fact
many of the slaves who were active in supDecember the 6th, 1688. It was here
His Worship's mayoralty, we should have pressing the late insurrection in Jamaica were reshe waited, with little attendance, till a premised, was about to expire on the day the warded with their freedom ? It is well known that coach could be found to convey her to stanza was written. It is said that, when the no greater reward can be given to a slave. Gravesend; from whence she sailed to he gave instant orders for its liberation, ex
Mayor heard whose horse he had impounded, France, and never more returned to this claiming, “ Good God, let him have it, or the
EFFECTS OF COLP. country. job will be heard of for ages to come !"
“Sir, I shall fine you for not wearing a white
cravat with your academic dress," said a strict ATJIENS. Burys was on the laost friendly terms with disciplinarian to an unfortunate freshman, on a
raw morning in January. “ Fine me! I assure FREQUENTLY did Athens owe her safety to the a gentleman named M‘Murdo, at that time illustrious men she had produced. How often,” steward to the Duke of Buccleugh, who re you Sir, my cravat is white."-"How can you enelaimed one of her conquerors," must I spare sided at Drumlanrig Castle. The poet hap- saySir
, it Das Twynot see that it is blue * ?"
pened to be on a visit to his friend at the time I morning, but it looks blue from the cold.”
Had staked all hope upon a single throw-
“ Then, what is wisdom ?” “ Lady, look at me; Tae STRAND.—In the reign of Edward III. the
Wisdom herself in Fashion's votary see! Strand was an open highway. A solitary house
Tur liberty of the people consists in being go- A galopade at Almack’s in the season, occasionally occurred; but in 1353, the rugged - verned by laws which they have made themselves, A glance at Vestris, sure, is all in reason ; ness of the highway was such that' Edward ap- under whatsoever form it be of government; the I ask no more to crown my happiness; pointed a tax on wool, leather, &c., for its im- liberty of a private man, in being master of his Am I not wise ?" Yes, fair exclusive, yes. provement.
own time and actions, as far as may consist with A ROAD.-When George III. was hunting over the laws of God and of his country.--Cowley. * Then, what is wisdom ?"-view yon mass of gold, Wingfield-plain he came to a watery lane. Veet The Chinese have a great number of very short, Piled up in heaps, most accurately told, ing with a countryman, he inquired of him if that but very expressive, maxims, among which we And ten times weighed with yet unwearied care, was a road? 'Yes,” answered Hodge, a road find the following : The tongue of women is in scales of truth, adjusted to a hair! for ducks,"
their sword, and ihey never suffer it to grow rusty.”. “Believe me, Ma'am, when all is said and done, Law.--A celebrated barrister, retired from It was decreed that upon the monument of Real wisdom is to think of number one." practice, was one day asked his sincere opinion Augustus the titles of the laws which he had of the law. “Why, the fact is,” rejoined he, enacted should precede the enumeration of the
“ Then, what is wisdom ?” Lucy, will you try “if any man was to claim the coat upon my back, victories which he had gained. — Tacitus.
The walks of cold and calm philosophy ? and threaten my refusal with a law-suit, he should Life is not long enough for the attainment of Wander in science ? hidden worlds explore ? certainly have it, lest, in defending my coat, I general knowledge.-WESLEY.
Or ponder on vast tomes of learned lore, should lose my waistcoat also.”
A man must be esteemed in order to be useful. Or seek to analyze the lightning's gleam, WORKING BEES.-In a late number of the -Ib.
Or teach mankind to meditate by steam? Transactions of the Linnæan Society of Bour The ayarice of time which he exhibited may be
• Then, what is wisdom ?" Lucy, follow me, deaux, a M. Espaignez athrms, that he has ascer allowed to prove the sense which Maximus entertained that the working bees are all of one sex- tained of his own happiness.—GIBBON.
And court the bowers of heaven-born minstrelsy; the male. If this be true, we shall have to look on these wonderful creatures as miracles of civili- with correctness and elegance, science is but Let the world frown! I love the awful gloom,
Without the power of expressing the thoughts Come, let us seek some wild romantic spot,
To weep with Byron, or to smile with Scott! zation as well as industry.
learned lumber--a burthen to the owner, and a Darker than night, that shrouds our Byron's tomb ! EBENEZER ADAMS.—This celebrated Quaker, nuisance to every body else.- WARBURTON. on visiting a lady of rank, whom he found, six Licentious habits in youth give a cast or turn to That Scott has scattered 'mid the halls and bowers
Let the world laugh! I joy to cull the flowers months after the death of her husband, on a sofa old age. The mind of a young creature cannot Of ancient chivalry! Yes
, and the frequent tear covered with black cloth, and in all the dignity of remain empty; if you do not put into it that which of mourning reverence adorns thy bier! woe, approached her with great solemnity, and, is good, it will gather elsewhere that which is A nation's sympathy records thy worth, gently taking her by the hand, thus accosted her : evil.--BERKELEY. “So, friend, I see that thou hast not yet forgiren A young rake makes an old infidel : libertine Loved and lamented minstrel of the north ! God Almighty." This seasonable reproof had practices beget libertine opinions.--Ib.
“ But what is wisdom ?"_let us change the scene : such an efiect upon the person to whom it was Sinful men do with sinful provocation as ball. Where has yon sun-burnt, way-worn traveller addressed, that she immediately laid aside her players do with the ball : whoso beginneth the been ? trappings of grief, and went about her necessary other returneth it; and, when it once is up, both His eye speaks knowledge, health his elastic limb; business and avocations. labour to keep it up.--SAUNDERSON.
Come, then, my Lucy, let us ask of him! ELEGANT PHRASEOLOGY.-In Pere la Chaise is Little reading, with much thinking, is a more an epitaph upon a person who was the most probable way to make a man learned, than very “No, ask me not, my fair one, lest famous restaurateur in Paris in his day, which much reading without due reflection.-Granvil. Should dim that eye, and turn those roses pale ! says that “his whole life was consecrated to the The meanest man may be useful to the great-Aye, what is wisdom ? so would I fain inquire, useful arts."
est, and the most eminent stand in need of the And far I chased the false, evasive fire; A Light UPON THE SUBJECT.-The candle lowest ; in a building the highest and lowest I sought her first among the haunts of men; makers, one and all, declare that the abolishing stones add to their own mutual stability.–SAUN- Fool that I was ! I searched the hermit's glen; of general illuminations effectually contradicts the
She was not there. I passed the convent wall ; assertion of this being an enlightened age.
A wise and a good man will forget the past Folly herself obeyed the needless call; A Swamry Kingrom.- In the reign of Charles will either bear or enjoy the present, and resign And then, fair Iialy, thy sculptured glades, II., at the east-end of St. James's-park there was himself quietly to futurity.
Thy broken ter races and dark arcades, a swampy retreat for the ducks, denominated Those persons whose business is pleasure, never Echoed the slow and meditative tread Duck Island, which by Charles was erected into succeed in their intentions of amusing themselves That sought her vainly 'midst thy mighty dead! a government, and a salary annexed to the office, perpetually.
I scaled the pyramid of ancient days, in favour of the celebrated French writer, M. de When persons of rank are coachmen or cooks, I grovelled through its labyrinth of ways; St. Evremond, who was the first and last governor. without being obliged to be so, they are in the Thy temples, Athens, heard my anxious cry, Proper Description.—The Bishop of London, state for which nature designed them.
Answering with smiles of classic mystery ! in a late discourse delivered at St. James's church, Indolence, rather than length of time, too often Why did I turn to mosque and minaret? alluding to the subject of duelling, described the induces old age.
Why scorch with Syrian sands my weary feet! seconds as engaged in defining the punctilios of However weak a prince may be, he is never so Why seek thy tents, O child of Ishmael? mutual murder.
much governed by his ministers as the world sup- Why court thy desert's sweet and spicy gale? CLOSE SHAVING.–Tertullian, the father of the poses him to be.
Turn thee, fair lady! See yon new laid earth, church, was a great enemy to smooth faces. If any private person had the least idea of the There, while I sought “ Shaving the beard,” he says, “is a lie against duties of a king, he would never wish to be one.
A shriek of maniac mirth,
The cruel madness of a broken heart.
“ Father of mercy! listen to my prayer! rupt as he was able. He was twice Speaker of
Take the poor traveller to thy tender care!
WHAT IS WISDOM ? the House of Commons, and officially had the
Restrain the wanderings of unbridled grief! mortification to put the question to the House, *TIEN, what is wisdom ?"-didst thou ask me
Oh, Holy Spirit! come to his relief!" “whether himself ought to be expelled for bri
And thus, unconscious, on her bended knee,
this? bery." The answer was, “ Yes," And with a smile of doubting emphasis ?
And bathed in tears of Christian sympathy, EQUALITY,-Boileau used to be visited by an Oh! would to heaven I could with truth reply
My Lucy had herself the answer given ; idle and ignorant person, who complained to him To the full gaze of that enquiring eye,
She asked of Wisdom while she thought of heaven. that he never returned his visit. "Sir,” replied As with a bright intelligence it shone, the satirist, “ we are not upon equal terms: you Courting a ray as dazzling as its own! call upon me merely to get rid of your time
Sir,-The above lines, written in answer to when I call upon you, I lose mine."
" Then, what is wisdom ?”-thus with all the pride a lady's question, are founded upon fact, so Man and Wife.--In a certain village in York- of soaring intellect, the statesman cried,
far as regards the concluding incident. The shire, a man and his wife were quarrelling vio- As scornfully he viewed the herd of fools
returning wanderer found his affianced bride a lently in the open streets during service time, on a That thronged his levee to become his tools; corpse. So true is it, that the romance of real Sunday, as the churchwarden was going his round. Amply repaid for all their anxious toil,
life far exceeds all the pictures of poetry ! He quaintly observed, “Whom God has joined By one unmeaning, condescending smile,
I am, Sir, your's obediently, together, let no man put asunder ;” and, very From him who, answering ambition's call, properly, placed the wrangling pair in the stocks. Had proved himself the greatest fool of all ; Sept. 28, 1832.