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Gher. He saw them both, sir, with a favouring eye. What have I done that you can use me thus ? of Vertuo, as given to us by his friend and
I would not for the world, for all the world,
admirer Horace Walpole, to whatever foreign Shower diamond drops for me! My gentle love! Guido. Shall I tell you ?
connoisseurs and authors may have written But Guido, thine is come at last to kiss
Isid. Yes. The tears away for ever. Happiness
Guido. Listen to me, then. When you were young; on the subject of English art: for, it will be Looks out to tind thee; shall it look in vain ?
You are young still, and fair (the more's the pity :)
seen, that, however learned and deep their . Guido. I had forgot. Bursting from childhood, with a face as fair
observations on general art may be, for the Where were we?
As tho' you had look'd in paradise, and caught
whole of their information on the subject, Saw Count Navarro's nieces, had preferr'd As innocence before it learns to love;
as appertaining to this country, they are The elder
And yet, a woman's passion dwelt within Guido. You said he married Julia.
Your heart, as warm as love. But I am wrong? indebted to Evelyn, to Strutt, and to WalGher. No, my Lord; no.
Isid. Oh! no. I loved.
pole. Gher. My Lord! 1 .
Isid. Indeed, indeed! Guido. Monk! speak out: curse on my trembling. Guido. Well! there was one who loved you, too. He I have only, therefore, to advise the One word; a single word. Now: tho' your breath
| admirer of English engraving to refer to Carry damnation (as I think it does)
That every hope he had rested on you. To every hope of mine, be quick, quick! Now. He worshipped you as idols are adored
Walpole's Catalogue of Engravers, which Stun me with sorrow, lest I feel too much, In countries near the sun. He gave his heart
will afford him an arrangement and amAnd slay thee. What's her name; my father's bride ? So absolutely up, that, had he thought Ghet. 'Tis Isidora.
Then that you would desert him, he'd have slain ple inforroation respecting the engravers of Guido. Thou hast done't.
Himself before you. You were his home, his heaven,
Great Britain to the time of the death of ook up, my Lord! So, there : you're very pale. But then, he went away to the fierce wars,
Mr. George Vertue, in 1756. Subsequent Nay, for your father's sake
| (His honour was pledged for it) and he left Guido. Ha! ha! ha! ha! You, with an oath upon your soul, behind.
to that period, let his own taste decide for ther. Lord Guido! I, Gheraldi, speak to you. "Twas said he died
him, as to the collection he will make of the Oh! well : I see you know me now. Not so.
Isid. One said he saw you fall. Nay, look more cheerfully. You're better now? Guido. 'Twas said he died, and that she grieved matchless works of Strange, of Woollet, of - Gäido. Thou, thou knew'st all, my love. Thou
awhile, busy priestIn virgin widowhood, for him. At last,
Hogarth, of Ryland, and of others, who E Gher. My Lord !
A Duke, a reigning Duke, with wintry hair, - Guido. Thou pander to my father's wish, And subtle spirit, and without a heart,
"Press in silent state a plumeless bier ;” . • He is no father: I disowa him.) Thou,
Came wooing to her, and so you do not heed me,
but whose talents and whose labours have - Gher. My Lord, my Lord,
Wrote that he lived) she laugh'd, and left the son - This is not well! To marry with the father.
upheld the character of the English school. Guido. Away! My mother? Oh! my mother was | Isid. And you wrote
| It has been justly said by Mr. Shee, that As pure as purity. I will not talk
“ a pure taste is the first order of national That one so fair should now be full of blots!
Au explanation vow takes place; and, after being benefits; that there is nothing too high for Ind that a face, which love had breathed upon, kould now be scarred all over. Once, I thought
reconciled to each other, they part, under the full lite in
conviction that their letters bad been intercepted, hat in her eyes (how beautiful they were !)
its influence, or too low for its attention ; ler soul shone out
for the purpose of making Isidora believe the re- and while it mounts on wings of fire with Gher. If you will let me speakport that her lover was killed in battle. But, as I
the poet and the painter, to the highest hea. Gido. But she is grown a harlot in my sight. have already, I fear, dragged out my quotations to That! married to my father, to my father!
a greater length than is consistent with the plan of ven of invention, it descends with humble Vhat! smile upon the son, and wed the father,
this journal, I shall, perhaps, resume the subject because there's some strange cause. What blind- loext week.
diligence to the aid of the mechanic at the
Y. 2. ing spell
anvil and the loom.” From the recent and s there now hung between us and the moon, 'hat dins the sight of woman? There's a cause :
unexampled display of this “ pure taste,'' dare not guess, I will not.
made by our sovereign and by the nobility, The scene between Isidora and Guido is in our thor's best manner; part of which will remind
as well as by wealthy individuals of this e reader of Byron, of a beautiful passage in the
ON COLLECTING PRINTS.
kingdom, let us hope that a fosterinça' orsair.
public as well as private encouragement Guido. (after a pause] Madam, I come to pay
LETTER VI. Is duty to you.
and regard will be afforded to the admirable Trid. Welcome, you are welcome.
(Written for the Kaleidoscope.) productions of Heath, of Sharp, of Titler, Guido. I come to see how well her bridal dress comes the Duchess of Mirandola.
of Smith, and of the host of British enIsid. You have been well, I hope ?
ON THE ENGLISH SCHOOL. Guido. Since when ?
gravers, whose talents delight and instruct (sid. Since you
us, whenever they are called into action; u and I parted.
TO THE EDITOR. Guido. That's a long time, now.
and thus we shall show to the surrounding are forgot: how is't that you remember? Trid. I-I-oh! pity me!
« 'in taste alone is public spirit poor?
nations of Europe, that we are not more Guido. Weep, lady, weep.
Arts mild complaint still sleeps in power's ear, pre-eminent in arms than in arts; that a ars (yet they're better) purify the soul,
And lavish ministers are mixers here." it your's is fair. I know they ease the heart.
cultivated taste and liberality towards the other!
latter go band in hand with the best feels Esid. Oh ! Guido-cruel, cruel, cruel ! Guido. (aside) By heaven, my courage begins to fail :
SIR,—On this, the concluding part of my
ings of patriotism : and now, Sir, having and I ow womanish. Now let me wring her heart, • subject, I forsake " M. Huber” and his
concluded my observations on the arrangei she wrung mine. Oh! there she walks away, “ Manuel,” yet not without gratitude for
ment of the various schools of art, in the .. lost to dissolution. How she bends, ke one who sickens with remorse or love! the extended and valuable information he has
hope of having simplified that task and shown id she, perhaps, has been betrayed. Alas! or Isidora! afforded me on the subject of the art of en
the means of giving a greater value to a I sid. Ah! you spoke ; you spoke. Gaido. 'Twas nothing. graving in Italy, Germany, Holland, Flanders,
collection of engravings, I subscribe myself I sid. Nothing! it as all to me. and France : but, in this,“ my native land,"
Your obliged humble servant, was happiness; no, what is gone: 'twas hope, * Was pardon. Oh! my lord (Guido no more). | I prefer the solid and perspicuous labours !
TO THE EDITOR.
| Echo his plaints and list his lonely sigh?
Through the long dreary night SIR,—The following translation of a beautiful sonnet Tends he the beacon-light? by Charles Thoder Korner, may be considered interest. Or climbs at dawn the rock, some passing sail to spy? ing, at least to such of your readers as have seen his life in the New Monthly Magazine for the present month.
Oh, no! all hope is o'er,
We meet on earth no more,
Nor one faint gleam to soothe thy grief is given: unrevised sketch
That form so mourn'd, so dear,
Floats on a watery bier;
ve That spirit so belov'd thy coming waits in heaven.
Peace to thee, gentle shade!
Thy debt to nature paid ;
Too fast the tear-drops flow;
Too keen my sense of woe,
E’en in your soothing sounds a short relief to prore!
GOOD, BAD, AND INDIFFERENT.
[Continued from our last.]
IN OUR LAST, PAGE 236.
Oh, who can paint the ling'ring glow,
Which mantles on thy modest cheek, As soft and pure as mountain snow,
Reflecting evening's crimson streak ? On, who can tell the light that lies,
Beneath those silken lids of thine, The gentle radiance of those eyes,
Which softly speak and sweetly shine ? Why he, who in those angel eyes
Could all his joy or sorrow seek ; And he, whose highest, dearest prize,
Would be to press that glowing cheek ; And he, who thought, when last you smiled,
The smile which bis departure blest The brightest beam which ever wiled
The sorrows of an aching breast. . 'Twere vain to say how dear the tie, • Which clings around this constant heart; ; . 'Twere just tas vain to think that I
Could ever with its thraldom part: My last sad joy, through woe and grief,
Those love-worn fetters to retain ; But ah ! the hardest task's to leave
The hand which twined that gentle chain. - Farewel : may ev'ry joy possess
Thy heart, in one unbounded reign ; My Mary's breast could never guess
The measure of my love, my pain : • Tho' many a wave between us roll,
And many a line of dark blue sea,
2. A hat. TO THE EDITOR.
8. Because there is no end to it, but in destructien. 4. Cockermouth (Cock her mouth!)
5. Herring (her ring.)
6. A ring.
9. A candle.
10. Le lettre A.
12. A crow out of a gutter.
14. Because he is often at the bar.
15. Twenty. He loved in life so well
16. Because all his works are wicked, and all his In artless accents pour a requium lay;
wicked works are brought to light. And, as the numbers swell,
17. It is in the middle of water.
18. It is the capital of England.
22. The letter I. No earthly light pervades
23. (Answer expected in our next, as we do not kur Shroud thy sad fate from cvery human eye ;
it at present.)
to Answer to the Rebus requested from the asha, Fancy her aid intrudes,
who neglected to send it.
CHARADE BY THE RIGÅT HON. CHARLES FOL.
Addressed to a Lady.
Permit me, Madam, to come uncalled into you Cease, warring night-winds, cease! rest, rest, thou | Ladyship's presence, and by dividing myself, add greatis stormy sea!
to my consequence. So exalted am I in the character
of my first, that I have trampled on the pride of kings Hark! on the midnight blast
and the greatest potentates have bowed down to en A sound of horror past;
brace me; yet the dirtiest kennel in the dirtiest street 'Twas the last shriek : she sinks !-Oh! mercy, Heaven!
is not too foul to have me for its inmate." Phantoms of anguish, cease!
In my second, what infinite variety! I am rich as the Leave, leave my soul to peace;
eastern nabob, yet poor as the weeping object of you Nor be my harass'd brain to sudden phrenzy driven.
benevolence; I am mild and gentle as the spring, yet Again the visions rise,
savage and cruel as the wintry blast; I am young. I mark chose death-fix'd eyes; .
beautiful, and happy, yet old, deformed, and wretched : That palid form so chang'd, and yet so dear :
'tis from the highest authority I dare pronounce myself The tempest raves no more,
your superior; yet few instances are there to prove it. Life's last sad scene is o'er,'
and many are the proofs against it. But your Ladystaip Serene he sleeps in death, nor claims thy fruitless tear.
is tried, and wishes my reunion : it is done; and I isare Or does some Indian Isle,.. .
no other merit than in remaining, as before, Where springs eternal smile,
Your Ladyship’s humble servant.
| with him : neglected and unknown, and yet possess. permitted to rise to that station in life which they
condescend should it possess a friend to make are permitted
- To blush unseen,
And waste their sweetness in the desert air!” and yet sensible of tbe most acule suffering in inl'npatroniz'd, o'er life's tempestuous wave; stances from which another whose mind was not of Liverpool, January, 1821.
so delicate a mould would experience little or no
this 18 no ideal picture) many of the solis of Genius The Naturalist's Diary, ;It is indeed a melancholy reflection, that, not. I have lefutbal world wbicb neglected or abused them, Fitbstanding the taste for reading now so universal, | 10 a fit of despondency, of absolute despair.
For JANUARY, 1821. the men who furmish the world with pleasure and
in pleasure and it is a miserable cousulation to the inau who is instruction, whose lives are spent, frequently short
my short consciousof bis own talents, that others, like him have ened, in the search after the "hidden treasures" of live
[To be continued throughout the year.] of lived neglected and desolate, and have died poor; and knowleuge, should so often, even wbilst their works whose wortb, when gone, is universally acknowledged. procure them unsubstancial applause, be suffered It is but a mockery to him, to know that others
In January, the numerous tribes of birds quit their “ To bloom unseen ;" have suffered, like himself, whose star of glory has
retreats in search of food. The red breast begins to risen, as it were, from their death beds, never per. sing; larks congregate, and fly to the warm stubble i to live neglected and ridicoled; distinguished only
Yhaps to set. The marble monument, the adulatory for shelter ; and the put hatcb is heard. The shel. from the rest of their friends, or families, by the re
panegyric serving to proclaim pot so much departed less snail or slug makes its appearance, and com. tirement of their lives, or their melancholy deport.
worth as living pride, can confer no honour upon mences its de predations on gardeu plants aud green iment; oflen a burther, even to their relations. Luim : The works of a man of genius are to him,
wheat. The missel-thrush begins its song. Tbis The man of genius frequently passes for a being
bird sings between the Aying showers, aud continues discoelented with his lot, and yet making nu exer.
Monumentum ære perennius.
its note till the beginning of August. tion to amend it; he has not the bustling anxiety of! The 6 storied urn, the animated bust." may Ant. The bedge-sparrow and the tbrush now begin to the map of business to recommend him to notice ; ller and proclaim tbe vavity of the living, but the sing. The wren, also, “ pipes her perennial lay," he seeks oot the friendship of bis equals jo rauk, or, dead want them out: if the paoygeric be true, it is eveo among the fakes of soow. The titmouse pulls rather, in poverty; because bis mind is not formed useless : if false, it is absurd. * Lu! here he lies, straw oct of the thatch, in search of insects ; lingets for them : from their society he could reap po in.
his works proclaim the rest," is enough for the man congregate ; and rouks resort to their best trees. struction, do amusement: oor will be take much of venius:
of genius; and, when bestowed upon one uodeserv. Pullets begin to lay; young lambs are dropped pajas to ipgratiale bimself with those who are dising of it, becomes the keenest satire.
now, tinguished only by their wealth;
Whilst the man, whose vanity is only equaled by The house-sparrow chirps; the bat appears, spiWho haunt the crowd and tempt the main, his ignorance; whose cheeks the blush of modesty, ders shoot out their webs; and the blackbird whisFor splendid care and guilty gain.
or of shame, never tiuged; who possesses confidence tles. The fieldfares, red-wings, skylarks, and tit. The modesty which geuerally, if not always, ac
in himself, even though it be accompanied by the larks resort to watered meadows for food, and are,
greatest emptiness of mind which may be, even a in part, supported by the goals which are on the companies real worth, will not permit him lo cringe and fawn, to bow and smile at the fouleries or buf.
perfect vacuum ; wbilst such a ove, with an impos. snow, near the water. The tops of tender turnips funeries of a patron; and thus,
ing address, is sure of support, of patronage, of eo- and ivy-berries afford food for the graminivorous
couragement (for the world are pleased witb appear.birds, as the ring-dove, &c. Earth-worms lie out * Too proud to creep, too humble to aspire," ances, and, where they find eloquentiæ satis, do not on the ground, and the shell-snail appears. be passes through life, frequently sunk into the always remember that there may, at the same time, The utility of worms in manuring the soil is so most abject want; and yet too modest to beg, al. be sapientiæ parum;) is carried triumphantly on obvious, that perhaps we might venture to say that most to receive, that bounty, wbicb, if received, the stream of popularity, the man of real talents island frequented by them in any number could hardly comes with a dagger's point; and is often giveo too often "peglected and forloro." And why? bebe barren; they not only draw into their holes from without any great respect or commisseration for the cause be caunut degrade himself by flattering the the surface decayed vegetable matter, which thus unfortogale man, who, possessing faculties of the vices, and will not bumble himself by joining in the rots and nourishes the roots of plants, but the subbigbest order, is yet neglected and forgotten. Fre-follies of mankind; because be dares (and which is stance wbich they eat is returned from their bodies queolly is be eclipsed by a rival, whose only talents no small crime in the eyes of many) not only to (forming wbat is called “ worm-casts") in a state peare a bold address, self confidence, and impudence, think, but to act, for himself; because, if caressed, culiarly fitted for vegetable aliment; being thus pula coupled with ignorance, servility, and pride. If he he disdains to repay it by Buttery; if neglected, to verized by frosts, and washed in by rains, is readily does not seek for respect by the arts made use of seek for profit or applause, by palliating or admi. received into circulation; and as worms cast almost ng maoy around bim; if he does not condescend uisterin to the vices of the rich. Would be accom.
every night in the year, except during hard frosts, ülow down, ibe very emblem of
modate himself to the standard of the world, be they produce a never-failing supply of this manure. - SERVILITY, with supple kneest
might pass through it, Aattered and despised ; and Worms are furnished with small inverted spines
leave it, baving acquired a wreath, oot of renown, upon the under surface of ibeir bodies, enabling Whose trade it is to bend, to crouch, to please;" but of riches, odium, and contempt.
them to draw various ligbt substances into their í be does not pay so much attention to those miou. If such are the prospects and such the fate of too boles. It is admirable to observe the economy of iz, upon which others lay such great importance ; many who are possessed of extraordinary talents ; Nature in keeping creation in due limits, and the is motive is said to be indolence or pride : never if many of the sons of genius have passed through provision she makes for the removal of encumogsidering that be neither looks for, nor experiences the world neglected and despised; yet some, though brances; trees, which from their magnitude appear ny pleasure, any reward, in the pursuit of those, to perlaps comparatively few, have risen by the indestructible by less than human violence, we yet in trifing concerns, upon which the multitude strength of their own talents to renown and 10 find are by the agency of a seemingly feeble race epend for happiness; that his mind is occupied honour, have lived respected and died lamented; speedily consumed: the several species of lucanus. nd his facultjes engrossed by other and far inore after having struggled ibrough many and great pri- cerambyr, respn, ptinus, &c. clear away these fooble parsuits; or that be is able to make a just | vatious and difficulties, bave risen far above their rest wrecks, reducing them to dust, which serve as stimate of ibe worth, or, rather, wortblessness of own expectations. If Milton was suffered to live oil for the production and support of other vegeta. huse trifles, to obtain and enjoy which, no maneuvre, and die in poverty, yet Shakspeare was rewarded/tion. If we lift up the bark of an old tree, wliat a however base; no pains, however great; no tiine, with patronage and support if Chatterton died in colony of labourers we disturb !
wever valuable; are thought too great a sárrifice want and despair, Henry Kirk White, of equal to this month the flowers of the rosemary begin uy those around him,
genius, met with that encouragement, which, had to open ; the winter aconite and the bear's foot are Thus it is often the lot of the man of true genius be lived, he would doubtless have abundantly repaid in flower about the middle of the month; the me o pass through life; if, and which frequently bap by the lustre of his talents. , Tbe melancholy picture zereon “ breathes mild its early sweels;" and the ens (for, as the author of the Sketch Book observes, is fortunately not without a reverse ; if mapy have red dead-nettle flowers under the sbelter of southern Genius delights to hatch her offspring in bye-coro suffered undeserved neglect, yet a few have met hedges. The snowdrop seems on the point of blowers") one of the poorcr classes of society, he is with counteuance aud rewards. The world appears ing. errounded by those from whom he can derive but occasionally ushamed of its supineness, and sadJeu 1 The common creeping crowfoot is now io flower; lle pleasure, and who look upon him with coldly arising from its lethargy, seeks out those who are and the crocus, if the weather be mild, appears above ess, which he repays with contempt: when weighed | worthy of, and favours them witb its patronage. The ground. Ivy easts its leaves; the catkin, or male owo under the accumulated pressure of a melan-present age is honourably distingnisbed by its gene. blossom of the hazel, unfolds; the flowers of the poly perhaps morbid disposition, of want, and of rosity in this cause; but, alas! bow few of those whose holly begin to open, and the leaves of the honeyDisfortune, no friendly arm is stretched out to assist talents are coupled with their poverty, who have suckle are quite out. Towards the end of January, im; no heart, overflowing with kindpess, condoles nothing else to distinguish or encourage them, are the daisy is in full bloom.
The Chioa rose, till lately unknown to us, and at tom, the bearer of it bringing it into the hall, singing | Dame Julien Bernera teaches us (who wrote ar first considered only as a greenhouse plaut, is now to an old tune an old Latio rhyme, ' Apri capul de lise on Field Sports in Henry the Sixth's time) it seen blown in the open air, even in the month of fero,' &e. The first dish that was brought up to was a diversion for young gentlemen to man spare December, often with its red buds mossed with frost. table on Easter-day, was a red herring riding away row.hawks and morlines. The wallflower, periwinkle, and beart's ease are still on horseback; i.e. a herring ordered by the cook! Before the Reformation there were no poor's rates. in blow. Many naines have been given to that uni- somethiog after the likeness of a man on horseback The charitable doles given at the religious house versal favourite the heart's ease, among which is set in a corn sallad.
and the church ale lo every parish did the business, “ Love Idleness."
The custom of eating a gammon at Easter (which In every parish there was a church house, to wbich Hunting and shooting are among the favourite is still kept up in many parts of England) was belonged spits, polls, &c. for dressing provision. amusements of this season. Skating, also, is much founded on this; viz. to show their abhorrence of | Here the housekeepers met, and were merry, and practised by young persons.
Judaism at that solemo commemoration of our Lord's gave their cbarity. The young people came ibere In this month, the farmer carries out manure to resurrection
too, and had dancing, bowling, shooting at buts, &c. bis fields, and repairs quickset bedges; taking ad. The use of your humble servant' came first into Mr. A. Wood assures me, that there were few or no vantage of the dry and hard ground, during frost. England on the marriage of Queen Mary, daughter alnis houses before the time of Hevry the Eightb; The baro resounds with the flail, barley being now of Henry the Fourth of France, which is derived from that at Oxon, opposite Christchurch, was one of the threshed for malting. He tops forest trees, and cuts | votre très humble serviteur ; the usual salutation most ancient in England. timber for winter use. About the end of the month, before that time was, God keep you, God be with In every church was a poor's box, and the like in dry weather, peas and beans are sowo, aud vetches you : and among the vulgar, How dost do? with a at great inns. Before the wake or feast of the dedi. for seed or fodder. Hogs are killed for bacon, and thump on the shoulder.
cation of the church, they sat all night, fasting and beef and bams are smoked.
Till this time the Court itself was unpolished and prayiog; viz.on the eve of the wake.
unmaynered. King James's Court was so far from In the Easter holiday's was the clerk's ale, for A WINTER VIEW OF THE SEA. being civil to women, that the ladies, nay the Queen his benefit, aud the solace of the neighbourhood.
herself, could hardly pass by the King's apartments in these times, besides the jollitys above mention. Above, one cloud, without receiving some affront.
ed, they had their pilgrimages to several skries; Black and unbroken all the skies o'ershroud;
At the parish priests' houses in France, especially as to Walsivgham, Canterbury, Glastonbury, Bree The unwieldy porpoise through the day before i in Languedoc, the table cloths were on the board all boim, &c. Then the crasades to ibe holy wars seit Had rolled in view of boding men on shore;
the day long, and ready for what was in the house magnificent and splendid, and gave rise to the ad Ard sometimes hid, and sometimes showed his form, to put thereon, for strangers, travellers, fryers, pil. ventures of errant-knights and romances. Dark as the cloud, and furious as the storm.
grims; so it was I have beard my grandfather say | The solemnity attending processions in and about All where the eye delights, yet dreads to roam, in bis grandfather's time.
churches and the perambulations in the fields, were The breaking billows cast the flying foam
Heretofore noblemen and gentlemen of fine estates great diversivos also of those times.
had their heralds, who wore their coats of arnis at Glass windows ip churches and gentlemen's houses Breaking and shining, and the sunken swells,
Christmas, and at other solema times, and cried were rare before the time of Henry the Eightb.la Nor one, one moment in its station dwells; • Largesse' thrice.
my own remembrance, before the civil wars, copsBut nearer land you may the billows trace,
A veat built chapel, and a spacious hall, were all holders and poor people had none. lu Herefordshire, As if contending in their watery chase ; the rooms of note, the rest were small.
Monmouthshire, and Salop, it is so still. About May watch the mightiest till the shoal they reach, At Tomarton, in Gloucestershire, anciently the 90 years ago, woblemen and gentlemen's coats were Then break and hurry to their utmost stretch; seat of the Rivers, is a dungeon, 13 or 14 feet deep; of the fashion of the headles and yeomen of the guard Curled as they come, they strike with furious force, about four feet high are iron rings fastened in the (i. e) gathered at the middle. The beachers in the And then reflowing, take their grating course,
wall, wbich were probably to tye offcuding villains ions at court yet retain that fashion in the make of Raking the rounded Aints, which ages past
to, as all lords of manors bad this power over their their gowns. Captain Silas Taylor says, that io ile Rolled by their rage, and shall to ages last-Crabbe.
villains (or socage tenants) and had all of them no days of yore, when a church was to be built, they doubt such places for pavishment.
watched and prayed ou lhe vigil of the dedication, It is well known all castles bad dungeons, and so and took that part of the horizon wbeu the sun arose The Gleaner.
I believe had monasteries, for they had often within from the east, which makes that variation, so ther themselves power of life and death. Mr. Dugdale few stand true except those built between the eff:
told me, that about Henry the Third's time, the noxes. "I am but a gatherer and disposer of other men's Pope gave a bull or patent to a company of Italian In Scotland, especially among the Highlanders
Wotton. architects, to travel up and down Europe 10 build the women make a couriesy to the new mood: 286
churches.' Io the days of yore, ladies and gentlemen our English womeu in this country have a touch of MANNERS AND SUPERSTITIONS OF OUR
lived in the country like periy kinge, had jura re- this; some of them, sitting astride on a gate at
galia belonging to seignories; had castles and bu. / stile, the first evening the new moon appears, se ANCESTORS.
roughs ; had gallows within ibeir liberties, where a five moon, God bless her.' The like I observar
they could try, condemy, and execute; never went in Hertfordshire. (From an old MS. of Aubrey's, preserved in the to London bnt in Parliament time, or once a year, to The Britains received their knowledge of * Ashmole Museum.]
do homage to their King. They always sate in their bandry from the Romans: the foot and the city Gothic halls, at the bigb tables, or orsille, which is a which we yet use, is the nearest to them. In our
little room at the upper end of the ball, where stands west country, and I believe in the north, they gm There were very few free schools in England be
a table, with the forks at a side table. The meat no wages to ibe shepherd, but be bas the keeping fore the Reformation. Youth were taught Latin in was served up by watch words. Jacks are but of so many sheep with his master's flock. the mouasteries; and young women had their edu late invention; the poor boys did turn the spits, bints at this in bis Asinaria, Act. 3. s. l. Ela cation in the nunneries, where they learnt needle- and licked the dripping for their paius. The beds Opilio, &c. work, confectionary, surgery, physic (a pothecaries of men servants and retainers were in the hall, as The Normans brought with them into Englate and surgeous being tben rare) writing, drawing, &c. now in the guard or privy chamber here. In the civility and building, which, though it was my Old Jacques, now living, has often seen from his ball, mumming and loaf stealing, and of her Christ was yet magnificent. Upon any occasiou or house tbe nuns of St. Mary Kingston, in Wilts, mas sports, were performed. The hearth was como ling in those days, great lords sounded their coming forth into the nymph bay, with their rocks monly in the middle, whence the sayipg, “ round pets and summoped those that held under and wheels to spio, sometimes to the number of about a coal fire.'
Old Sir Walter Long, of Draycot, kept a trumpeler: seventy; all of whom were not nuns, but young! Every Baron and gentleman of estate kept great rode with thirty servants and retainers; het
rotbai girls sent there for education. Anciently, before horses for men at arms; some had their armories, / sheriff's' trumpets at this day. No younger bi the Reformation, ordinary men's houses, and copy- / sufficient to furnish out some bundreds of men. The then were to belake themselves to trade, DOT holders, and the like, had no chimneys, but flues like halls of the justice of peace were dreadfulto behold. churchmen, or retainers to great med. lower-holes; some of 'em were in being when I was The skreen was garnished with croslets and hel. From the time of Erasmus, to about a boy.
mets gaping with open mouths, with coats of mail, years last past, the learpiog was downright pel la the balls and parlours of great houses were launces, pikes, balberts, brown bills, and bucklers. try. The conversation and habits of the wrote texts of scripture on the painted cloths.
Public ions were rare-travellers were entertained were as starch as their hands and square bear The lawyers say, that before the time of Henry at religious houses for three days together, if occa and gravity was tiren taken for wisdom. 11 the Eighth, one shall hardly find an action on the sion served. The meetings of the geutry were not tors in those days were but old boys, when quier case, as for slander, &c. once a year, quod vota. at taverns, but in the fields or forests, with their passed for wit even in their sermons.
Before the last civil wars, in gentlemen's houses bawks and bounds, and tbeir bugle horn, in silken The gentry and citizens had little learu at Christmas, the first disb that was brought to table bawdries.
| any kind; and their way of breeding up their was a boar's head, with a lemon in his mouth.
In the last age, every gentleman-like man kept dren was suitable to the rest; they were as At Queen's Coll. Oxon, they still retain this cus. I a sparrow-hawk, and a priest kept a hubby, as to their children as the schoolmasters; as say
s bad little learning it masters of the House of Correction. The child per- secresy they left him. The writer being again in that lions from a work written by Mr. Logier in favoar fectiv luatbed the sign of the parent, as the slave part of the country, wished to learn in what situation of bis own system; and may be relied upon as bis torture. Gentlemen of thirty or forty years old
the unfortunate man might be at this season. He left much as extracts taken from “ Sulomon's Guide to were to stand like inules and fools, bareheaded, be.
his horse at a cottage on the mountain, and proceeded | Health,” yuuching for the efficacy of 6. Sulomon's fore their parents; and the daughters, well grown to the spot. “But, good heavens! what a hideous
| Balas of Gilead." As to the men of high eminence,"
, spectacle ! his remains lay on the floor, bis shoes on, the women, were to stand at the cupboard-side during taltered fragments of his garments lying about, which,
Their approval was confined to that of the chiroplast, she whole line of the proud muther's visits, unless, as with the flesh, had been torn almost from the bones,
as being useful, for a short time, to form the band.. the fashion was, leave was desired, forsooth, that a evidently by birds of prey. I precipitately retreated,
As I said before, I want no theoretical discussion: cushion should be given them tu klieel pon, brought glad to escape from a scene so awful, and rendered in the purport of this is, to ask one or two questions. thein by the serving man, after they had doue suffi. describably terrific from the ghastly silence and horror Before doing so, I must premise, that Mr. Logier creat penance m stunding
of the surrounding scenery." The writer has been in- asserted publicly in our Music-hall, that instruction Tue boys (i inean young fellows) had their fore. disposed ever since; (about eight days) but promises for two years and a half, by his system, would make heads turned up and suffeuced with spiltle. They
bringing the coroner and assistance to inter the remains, "Gue players, able theurists, and correct composers;' were to stand, manuerly forsouth, thus:--the fure
and make diligent search to find some clue by which this
inysterious atlair may be developed. top ordered as before, with one hand at the band
players of Corelli, Handel, Haydı, &c. aud conseman was about five feet seven inches, well proportioned, 1 quently of music in general, not more uifficult than string, the other behind ilie breech. extremely emaciated and pale, and appeared about 50;
:, The works of those authors. That to “consume Tnt geutlenien hud pr »digious fans, as is to be his hair had been licht
his hair had been light brown, his eyes light grey ; the tour or five years in the teaching of music," as the seen in old pictures, like that instrument which is time when he left his residence was not ascertained.- old system required, was a “sad waste of time, and ased 10 diive feathers, and it had a handle at least | Belfast News Letter.
a robbery of the public." oue belf as long, with which th ir daighters were
Now, Sir, as the Logierian System has been estabcorrrcitd. Sir Edward Cuke, Lord Chief Justice,
lished about five years in this town, I wish to ask whime he was an eye-witness of it.
your readers, whether they know of any person, The Earl of Manchester also used such a fan, but A. A. Azais has just published at Paris a work called taught entirely by this system, having been sent Fallers and mothers slasht their daughters in the " On the lot of man in all ranks of life ; on the lot of hume " a fine olaver, able the
rist, aud correct comtime of their besom discipline, when they were per | nations in all ages; and more especially, on the present poser?"
| poser ?"
I say sen
I say sent home, for the being able to do fect women. AlOxford (and I believe also at Cam
| lot of the French people.” In the preface is the follow-
all this nearly implies perfection, and is, I think, as bridged the rods were frequently used by the tutors in a solitary house, surrounded by a fine garden. Every
much as the Logierian teachers of this town themdeaps: and Dr Puiler of Trinity College, Iday for two hours I shall be at the disposal of any person
selves can do. Koew right well, wbipt his pupil with his sword by who may wish to procure one of my books, and to dis In ibe next place, I wish to ask the Logierian Dis side when he came to take his leave of him to go cuss the principles of it with me. From two to four in teachers, if tbey have any po pils, taugbt by this Pothe ions of court.
winter, and in summer from six until dusk ; it will be system only, who are capable of playing, with ease The last summer, on the day of St. John Baptist, very agrecable to me to form by this means an acquaint. to themselves and gratification to their bearers, any was accideutally walking in the pasture bebiod ance with the lovers of science and philosophy ; to stroll music that may be placed before them, from a sim. Montague.house; it was twelve o'clock. I saw with them in my little domain, to reply to their questions
ple sonata to that which is as difficult as tlie works mere about two or three and twenty young wo.
and observations; and to protit by the information
of Handel, Haydn, &c.? and if they bave, whether Den, most of them were habited on their knees, very to seek for myself. If I could venture to invent a word
they will permit an impartial person to call at their masy, as if they had been weedmg. I could not pre. which should describe the nature of our confidential
academies, to put their ablest pupils to the proof? rently learn what the matter was. At last a young intercourse, I would say that we will platonize' toge
If, after five years' instruction, it is still found neman told me, that they were looking for a conl un. ther, under the constart guidance of nature and philo cessary to consinue the pupil at the “ acadeniy," der tbe root of a plantain, to put under their heads sophy."
where is the difference between the old system and hat night, and they should dream who would be
the new ? heir busbands; it was to be fouod that day and
AN AVOWED ATHEIST.
I know you think differently from me on this tour.
subject, and therefore acknowledge your impartiality, | The following proceedings occurred in the legislature as Editor in giving public
e as Editor, in giving publicity to my former letters : of North Carolina :-" Mr. Adams introduced the fol. lowing resolution :- Whereas Thomas Person, a mem
continue yonr indulgence, and secure an admirer Hiscellanics. ber in this house, who denie's the being of a God, and
daud well-wisher, in the truth of the Protestant religion, and the Divine au
10th January, 1821. SIMON GULLED. INTERESTING AND MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR. thority of the Old and New Testament, and holds prin.
| ciples incompatible with the safety of the state; Re-
ter, from Granville, be vacated. Referred.” We are wen, dated Coolbeg, Gorey, Dec. 1820, from which
willing to go as far as any person to protect the freedom Bextract the following: The writer, in the latter end
TO THE EDITOR. of conscience; but a man who denies the existence of 'August last, in company with a friend, was shooting
God is not a safe depository of power; and, not believouse on the mountains of the county of Down; when
SIR,-It gave me pleasure to learn, that ons
Sie ing in a future state of rewards and punishments, he i the vicinity of a savage and desolate spot pamed Sleu
| friend, and devotee of the muses, Mr. Ryley, hart cannot have a regard for his oath ; and, therefore should Joule, or the Devil's Mountain, they determined to be cautiously trusted.-Vational Advocate.
opened a Literary Society, for the discussion of iew it. After a scramble of three hours they found
topics unconnected with politics or theology. Never teaselves in a sn:all glen, encompassed on all sides by
was such a society more wanted, nor its goud effects fty rocks. They discovered smoke rising from one Law and Physic.-It is stated, as a singular circum
inore obvious, than in Liverpool; where, afier the mer of the glen; and, advancing, arrived at the stance, that in the city of Cork there has not been a outh of a small cave, in which they perceived a human single apothecary's shop opened in addition to those bustle and fatigue of a day devoted to commercial Fure. The man turning suddenly round uttered an established 40 years ago, but there has been an increase pursuits, even the votaries' of taste and literature clamation of terror, and sank down deprived of sense. of 49 attorneys in the short space of six years.
are too often induced, in default of mental incitecoming to himself he evinced extreme agitation ; | ELI Z ADO
ment, to pass the short period between the hours of id said he would place confidence in us if we would
business and repose in the profitless indulgences of omise not to mention any circumstance relating to him
the tavero. One night in the week may now be d after his death. He said he had lived in a remote
usefully retrieved from this sink of regret, and other irt of Ireland; a certain circumstance which must
lights may be employed in the domestic circle, by fict his life if he was discovered, compelled him
TO THE EDITOR to
the emulous essayist, in the arrangement of his jandon his house; he conceived, by prolonging his ex.
ideas on the question proposed robe discussed. tence, he might expiate his crime by seclusion and
| Sir,---You will perhaps be displcased at receiving consider public speaking, or " the power of lis.' enitence; he had sandered through the most seques. red mountains in Ireland for many months, and at this letler ; but I do assure you, that it is no
#this letter; but I do assure you, that it is not my teoing segates to command," to be one of the proudest ist met with his present abode; he had not shaved his intention to enter into any dispute as to the merits ornaments of which a human being is suscepible.
ed from the time he left his home; and, in the cha- or demerits of the Logieriau System; especially with | The, warrior, in the midst of his daring exploiis. Loter of a bepar, passed undetected. In his habita. | interested and abusive opponentti A regard for my lipay call down the applause of the free, and the ho. on he had water at hand, and a little portion of ground | own diguity, and a cousideration for your valuable | mage of the fair; but tlie attribute of courage, ala' der culture; he took the advantage of moon-light in time, and not the flimsy and evasive arguments though dignified and ennobling; man inherits only in ng and returning from the inhabited part of the urged by your professional correspondent Q. in the common with the ferocious tiger; with the artless entry, where he procured such things as were neces.
e neces. | Kaleidoscope of the 1st of February last, induced me but fearless savage: that of cloquence, the power er for his existence; his provision of mcal he had in a
to abandon the discussion of this question. I sair of arousing the feelings of assembled multitudes to 20ber o small bags. From his manner and language 2 must have ranked as a gentleman; and was, unques
that it would lead to no satisfactory resuit. indignation at the record of oppression, to piy at abbvi an Irishman. le had collected a quantity of wanted proof, and they gave me assertion : I sought the tale of woe, to exiliation at the voice of tri. mall silver preparatory to his pilgrimage, which he had for fact, and found theory. Of the last letter of Q umpbant worll', argues an attribute which he only died anong the rocks. 'Alter renewing their promise of \ 'I shall merely observe, that it is made up of quota. Tinherits in common with the angeli.