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A gallant Nobleman of fame, ELECTRICAL RECREATIONS. I wish you now would strive to name; The Animated Feather.---Electrify a smooth Who from his queen's impassion'd hand

An angry blow did once command. ther (or of leaf gold) at a short distance -Let the Physician now be seen, from it. The feather will fly to it, and adhere to Who boldly of a Royal Queen* it for a short time, and then fly off, -and the tube Said, vapours were her only ill, can never be brought close to the feather, till it And they were far beyond his skill. touches some body that communicates with the -- Next a great Earl, a courtier keen, ground : the same side of the feather will be con- Much favor'd by a virgin Queen ; stantly opposite the tube.

But who was, for offending her,

Forbid from Kenilworth to stir.

--He who taught Latin to a Queen,

Is now the person to be seen; I boast of no exalted birth;

Who grateful took upon himsel! Yet, far among the sons of earth

A place of honor, more than pelf. Have reach'd a station half so high

-The surname now I would be told As that I sometimes occupy.

Of Warwick's Earl, well know of old, When richly dress'd, I take the air,

For raising up and putting down Almost with awe the people stare;

The Kings who claim'd the English crown. Yet, strange to say, look not on me

-Last let a Cambrian Prince have place, My splendid dress alone they see !

Whose brother, of Llewellyn race, In humbler guise my course proceeds,

Wore the Welsh crown, and did maintain When I am bent on useful deeds.

His right till by the English slain. Through dark and tortuous paths I stray, -Now all these characters unite, That others may not lose their way.

And if you can but place them right, I lend to science, and to trade,

You will perceive a County named, To pleasure and devotion aid ;

For cuals and salmon highly famed. of fraud and wrong the enlighten'd foe,

* Anne.
I oft men's wicked plots o'erthrow.
And though my character is light,
My course, its end at least, is bright.

Thousands my benefits respect,

1. But if I'm wrong'd by gross neglect,

My first denotes all people when aliye: The treatment loudly I resent,

My next, a certain kind of sterling pelf, Ard oft with fearful punishment.

From my dea, whole, each mortal may derive
H. B.
Useful reflections how to know himself.


No bird that cleaves the sky

Has crest or plume more gay than I:

Yet guess me by this token; -First the deceitful Countess bring,

That I am never seen to fly Who kept conceal'd the fatal ring,

Unless my wings are broken. Elizabeth to Essex gave, That by it he might mercy crave. -Th' unhappy man who was destroy'd, ANSWERS TO FAMILY PASTIME.-P. 384. To glut a woman's guilt and pride;

ARITHMETICAL QUESTIONSWho, while a prisoner of state,

1.-£656 12s. 9 d. 2.-4s. and 108s. Was poison'd by the vicious great. -Let him who gain'd Virginia's land,

ENIGMAUnto his maiden Queen's command,

Carbon exists in the form of diamond and of Appear, to prove no worth can save,

charcoal. The former is one of the brightest and From enemies, the good and brave.

hardest substances known; and used as a pre-Next him whose insolence became

cious ornament in crowns, rings, &c. Also by The object of a nation's blame;

glaziers to cut glass, Charcoal is black, compaAnd made his angry monarch say,

ratively soft, and used as fuel. Carbon is contiHe wish'd him from the world away.

nually given off by animals in respiration, and _The man who, for his country's good, appropriated by vegetables. Wrong and oppression firm withstood;

RIDDLESAnd Charles repellid with all his might,

1. For-bear. 2. Rest-ore. 3. Waist-coat. When trenching on his subject's right.

4. Plea-sure. —That German General bring near,

QUERIESWho once in England did appear,

1. The rooks, because they do few things withWho conquests in this Island gain'd,

out cause (caws). And o'er the Anglo-Saxons reign'd.

2. Because it was a great Exposition (X posi-Name him who, when in pomp and state tion). As High Lord Chancellor he sate, Low bent his knee, and from his sire

TRANSPOSITIONS A parent's blessing did require.

1. Care, Race, Acre. 2. Post, Stop, Tops, Spot. -Then him whose early wit appear'd

HISTORICAL ENIGMAto please the court where he was rear'd, Orpheus, X enoclea, Fama, Ocnus, R hampAnd made Elizabeth declare,

sinitus, Danaus.-Oxford.--The wonderful writdis rising worth should be her care.

ing is in St. John Baptist's College.


PROBLEM NO. VII.-By G. A. M'Combe, Esq.--White to move, and mate in six moves, with the

P. that occupies Kt, 2nd square.

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4. Kt, takes P. 5. K. Kt. to B. 3. 5. Q. Kt. to B. 3. 6. Castles.

6. K. B. to Q. B. 4. 7. Q. P. I.

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“Ellen, my dear!” he said to her, early

one morning, “the breath of the Spring is A TALE OF TRIAL AND TRIUMPH. quite invigorating. Suppose we ride a

few miles in the country upon horseback --what say you?

“I shall be delighted," she replied. “I CHAPTER III.

have not been upon the saddle for more than six weeks, and Jessie has had only

walking exercise the whole of that time. Lieutenant Beresfond held a commission She must be as frolicsome as a kitten." in one of the regiments of infantry. He “Not more frolicsome than her rider," was the youngest son of an aristocratic replied her brother. family, from whom he inherited habits of “ Indeed, Arthur," said Ellen, “ I was pride and extravagance, with but little not aware that I had a reputation of that wealth to support either. Like many who sort.” had never seen active service, he boasted “I merely mean,” said Arthur, laughing, of a valorous disposition, and every day, “that frolicsome as Jessie may be, she will over the pages of the morning newspaper, find her mistress upon the saddle-a good he discussed the prospects of and necessity horsewoman, who is never unseated by the for war, and complained of the inactivity capers of a fresh steed.” of the home service. Notwithstanding " That's quite another matter," said this show of courage, there were many who Ellen. “She's a good creature though, doubted the sincerity of his desire for the and never plays me any pranks.". dangers of the battle-field, and his ability The ride being thus arranged, Lieut. to reap laurels, were he ever to be called Lyndlıurst immediately despatched a mesupon for active service.

senger to Lieut. Beresford, stating the His marriage with the sister of Mr. hour when they would mount; and the Lyndhurst was a matter of sudden impulse, road they would take, and suggested that and resulted in the full amount of mis- Mr. Beresford should meet them, as by fortune commonly attendant upon hasty and accident. ill-assorted unions. Miss Lyndhurst was a The time came; and Miss Beresford, young lady of superior intellect, and her mounted upon a tall, thoroughbred bay natural qualifications had been enriched by mare, galloped off, with her brother a liberal education. Her marriage with by her side. "Jessie was indeed fresh, and Mr. Beresford was brought about in the pranced about, and pawed the air as if following manner. She had a younger longing to give vent to her gladness at brother, who was also a Lieutenant in ine release from long confinement. regiment with Mr. Beresford. And it was They had not proceeded far, when, as her letters to 'him, breathing the ardent had been contrived, they met Lieut. affection of an intelligent sister, which Beresford coming towards them with an were read in moments of confidence by easy trot. Upon recognising them he Lieut. Lyndhurst to Lieut. Beresford, that broke into a canter, and was soon near excited an interest towards her in the enough for the introduction. romantic and wayward mind of the latter. " Ah, ha! Beresford," exclaimed Arthur ; He expressed a strong desire to see the girl “ Lieut. Beresford, my sister !!! that could breathe such touching sentiments, Mr. Beresford raised his hat and said, and Lieut. Lyndhurst, who had obtained “ I have often had the pleasure of hearing his commission but a short time, felt proud of you, from your enthusiastic and admirof the intimacy of an elder officer than ing brother, Miss Lyndhurst, but never himself, and was especially gratified at the the pleasure of meeting you till now. interest which he expressed in his sister. “He's a foolish boy,” said Ellen ; “talks

Accordingly he took an early oppor-of" me everywhere, and raises expectations tunity of arranging an interview. Aware never to be realized. Such is a common that his sister's natural prudence would error of brothers.”' render the matter difficult, he contrived it “What say you to join our ride?” said in the following manner :



“ With Miss Lyndhurst's permission I | lant style. This little incident, trifting as shall be most happy,” said Mr. Beresford. an evidence of character, was sufficient to

Of course the lady complied; and away impress Mr. Beresford, who thenceforward went the party, Ellen keeping her place looked upon Ellen as the most spirited and between them, and about half-a-neck fascinating creature he had ever beheld. ahead.

From the intimacy thus commenced As they proceeded, a lively conversation originated closer ties, until at last Ellen was kept up, and served to distinguish the Lyndhurst became Mr. Beresford's wite. lady as being not only the leading eques- That she loved him much there can be 10 trian, but the leading mind of the party, question ; but that her choice was a misMr. Beresford, though he could scarcely taken one, and was influenced chiefly in appreciate this, could not fail to notice it. the first instance by the intimacy between But the cireumstance of the day which Mr. Beresford and her brother, of whom she struck him most was the manner in which was doatingly fond, is equally certain. she acquitted herself upon the occurrence Arthur Lyndhurst was a young and warmof a trifling accident.

hearted fellow, who knew too little of the As they were proceeding along the road, world to discover Mr. Beresford's failings. a boy, who was frightening birds from some He regarded him as a perfect hero, and as young crops, fired a gun, which startled a man of honour, who would one day wiu Jessie so that she plunged ahead, and inade for himself a glorious renown; he therea clear leap over a gate which stood a fore promoted, to the utmost of his power, little way down the hill. The two horse- the intimacy between Mr. Beresford and men immediately pulled up, knowing that his sister. it would be unwise to follow the affrighted Arthur was a young man of delicate animal; they therefore had a full view of health. Two or three times lie had been the admirable manner in which Miss laid down by severe illness ; and soon after Lyndhurst kept her seat and managed her the above meeting, he was taken seriously steed. The gate was cleared in prime ill, fell into a decline, and died at the end style, and Jessie galloped half across a of three months. Thus bereaved of her largé meadow before she could be reined fond brother, and having at home only an in.

aged mother who could not long survive “ Admirable! admirable !” exclaimed the grave, her heart became increasingly Mr. Beresford : " I've never seen anything attached to Mr. Beresford, whom she loved to equal it. She has a splendid seat.” to a great degree as her brother's friend.

"She's a good horsewoman,” said Her elder brother, the present Mr. LyndArthur, “delights in the exercise, and has hurst, was at this time inarried, and residhad plenty of practice.”

ing far from home. Having no particular “Good! Superb is the word !" said Mr. desire for society, she was left comparaBeresford, “ the best seat in the country.” tively alone in the world. Twelve months

By this time they had reached the gate, after her brother's death she gave birth to up to which Ellen had trotted Jessie, while a son, named Alfred, whose acquaintance the latter was sporting and pawing the we have already made. ground, as if in exultation at her achieve- Before this time, however, she had

Mr. Beresford renewed and en- learned that the dreams which she had larged his eulogies, and it is not impro- cherished of bliss in the married state bable that the flattery had some effect were not to be realised. The man who upon Miss Lyndhurst's feelings.

first admired her because she was a good “Let me open the gate for you?” said horsewoman, as soon as he had walked the Mr. Beresford.

usual course of fashion, and boasted of No, thank you!” exclaimed Ellen. his conquest over a lovely girl

, grew cold "She jumped in for her pleasure, she shall and heartless. Unequal to her in intellect, now jump out for mine !!!

he soared far above her in pride and aristoAlmost before the gentleman had time cratic feeling. Her education, he thought

, to clear the way, she had reached the fitted her for a governess, but she lacked middle of the meadow, and riding up at a those marks of finish and refinement smart pace, cleared the gate again in gal. essential to a lady in the higher walks of



into the grave.



life. This was his excuse to her friends peated loss of blood. Mrs. Beresford confor the neglect of which she complained ; tinued to attend him to the last moment but the truth was that he had always been with exemplary care; her tears and prayers an idle and dissipated man, devoted to were alike frequent, and when at last she wine, and to the card-table. He therefore knew him to be no more she yielded herfrequently absented himself from home, self to the utterance of grief which to that and in a few months squandered in luxury, moment had been pent up in her bosom. or lost in gaming, the sum which consti- Thus Lieut. Beresford, having injured a tuted her marriage dowry. For a long lovely girl, and wronged his only child by time Mrs. Beresford was utterly prostrated, gambling away their small estate, died in by seeing her hopes so speedily blighted. an “affair of honour,” which originated in a At length the birth of her child brought a discreditable and drunken quarrel. It was solace without which she might have sunk not until several months after Mr. Beres

ford's death that its true cause was made When her boy was about six months known to his wife. old, a circumstance occurred which, whilst it freed her from the union that from the first was undesirable, proved a great shock

CHAPTER IV. to her feelings.

Lieut. Beresford was engaged at midnight with a card-party at his club, when The present Ellen Lyndhurst,--the a quarrel ensued upon a trivial question heroine of our future story,—was named arising out of the play. Heated with wine, after Mrs. Beresford, whose painful hisand roused by strong excitement, he tory has just been narrated. It has been called a fellow officer by an insulting seen that Mr. Lyndurst was left a widower name, and having provoked some severe with an only daughter, and his sister a charges in reply, he gave a challenge upon widow with an only son. The youth, havthe spot, and was afterwards obliged to ing been the sole object of his mother's maintain the position he had assumed in care during his whole life, had become one of those barbarous transactions de greatly attached to her, and seemed wise " affair of honour."

beyond his age. He had received a good, The meeting took place upon a common though not a classical, education, and, as about two miles from the house where Mrs. we have already hinted, was now about to Beresford lived. At an early hour in the enter the world and become the architect morning two carriages rattled along the of his future fortune. narrow cross roads which led to the com- “Well, Alfred,” said Ellen to him one mon, and five gentlemen alighted and pro- / morning, so you've made up your mind ceeded at once to hostilities. The party to become a man, and to do something in consisted of the principals, their seconds, this great world ?" and a medical gentleman. On the first Yes, cousin; at least I must try," shot

, Mr. Beresford was wounded on the said he. left side of the breast, and this was deemed “ Try well, and you will succeed, Alfred. sufficient satisfaction.

We are all capable of something it we will Mrs. Beresford had not seen or heard of put our shoulders to the right wheel, and her husband for several days. Upon hear- be determined to help on the affairs of the ing a carriage roll up to the door, she world with all our might. Have you made stepped to the window, and observed his choice of a profession ?” countenance looking deadly pale. The “No! I have thought of many things, but medical attendant jumped out and endea- have decided upon none. Pray help me to roured to appease her sufferings by telling some determinate judgment,” said Alfred. her that Mr. Beresford had accidentally " It should rather be your own suggesfallen from his horse, but that there was a tion and decision. The choice of a purstrong probability of his recovery. He suit for life is one of vast importance. The lingered for about two months and died, happiness of thousands is destroyed by having during the greater part of the time entering into professions for which they lain in a state of insensibility from re- are naturally unsuited.”

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