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LITERARY EXAMINER.
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Tkuimy'i CLrUtna Be-afc.
Mr. Thackeray cloeea Lie Cbrlelmas Bok,
"Dr.'B.reb and his Yonag Friends," a picture
of hutnaa life lu miniatare, which la illustrated
with eqaal bamor and moral stran jth, with the
folio log poem, that happily characterised by
th- Londoa Examiner. 'Tb 'Epilog' Hi
CbrUUnaa Carol, la aoma dozen etanzaa, aloiply
aad eineerely written, la Terse of a very may
and earrent cadence. Etery on will lifc
read It, and like tlie writer better after ndlng
it. Whatever la other respects Mr. 7itnarah
auay affect, or whatever character ht may next
aaaame, this la rait, and fa to be -4 with the
aaaflected admiration which trrih exacta from
very body."
BPILOGC2.
The play Udj-ffv-Uie certain drops,
-iW-WifltJl l tbt rWr'a bell: -
A momeat yet tlie actar IrMfi"
And looks woand to aay furewc
-..J t it aa irksoaae wr4 and taaki
And whea bW laughed and said hla sa
I te aheers. ma he iwem the enaek ,
. A face fiat's aay thing but ray.
One rord, ere yet the evening ends.
Let close it with a parting rhyme,
A i. pledge a hand to all young friends.
A fits the merry Cbriitciaa time. '.
Ca lib's wild scene, yoa, too, have parte,
That fate ere long shall bid yea play;
Good night! with honest geulle hearts
' A kindly greeting go alwey! -
Good night! rd aay, the griefs, the joys,
Jaat biated la thia mimic page:
Tb triamphs aad defeats of boy
Are bat repeated in oar age. . .
I'd say, year woes were not lose keen,
Tear hopes more vain thaa thoe eX cnea ;
Year pangs or pi eat a res of fifleea..
At forty-fire played o'er again.
I'd say we suffarand we strive
Not lees aor more at roea than boys;
With grizxled bearde at forty-fire
A eM at twelve in corduroys.
And if la time of sacred yoalh
W learned at home to love aad pray:
Pray lieavea, that early love and truth
May aever wholly pass away.
Aad ia the world as ia the school, .
I'd aay how fate may change and shift;
The priz be aometimee with the fool.
The race not always with the swift. .--Thaatrong
may yield, the good may &JI,
Tlie great man be a vulgar clew a.
' The knave be lifted over all,
Th kind cast pitilessly down.
Who knows the inscrutable design T ,
, Bleaaed be he who took aad gave!
I Why should tt mother, Charles, not mine?
I Be wping at her darling grave T
-V - bow to 11 raven that willed It ao,
;S That darkly rules the fate of all,
. U Thateenda the ressite or the blow,
That's free to give or to recall.
4 -
, This crowns hi feast with wino and wit:
f Who breagbt him l that mirth and state?
Ilia betters, aee, below him ait.
Or banger hopeless at the gat.
" no bad tne trad from Divea' whevl
Teepara the ragsof Laxarua?
Come, brother, ia that aaat we'll 1
"J
kaeul
Cafeeeing Heaven that ruled It thus.
. Dear hop, dear friends, aailmely killed;
- 1 f hall grieve for many a forfeit chance,
. - And longing paittiin anfalfilled,
IJs . : :, i Ithoagh the head with care be bent. v
- whitened with the winter tuew.
W
Cviae wealth or want, or good c 111,
J ; o.g aad old aocept their pari;
J Aflj bow beioro the awful will,
"S A4 bea ai honest heart.
U ao misses or wb wiss th prlxeT
Je,oor conquer, a yen can:
WtBat if yea fail, er If yoa rise,
" Bench, pray God, a gentleman.
' .. ----
A geauamaa, or old er young!
fBear kiadly with my hambia lays;)
Thrrvd ehorasfint ws sung
1 ' Upoa U rt of CtrisUnaa lay.
! . '. The shejthords heard it over-head
' Tfcejoyfal angels rained it then;
t "GUtyt Heaven on high, It said,
I e ec oa earth U geatle tnea.
)f" My soaf, av this, U littlo worth;
I lay tb weary pen atje,
Aad with yoa health, and love, and mirth,
As fita the solemn Chritmaa tide.
As hta the holy CejrUtmas birth
3 this, good U'jtnin, our enrol eli!l
, He peace on earth, be peac on earth,
'e jstew of gtrntlo will.
kcecaae t Jt BwarwM mm XTi
Kia.
ST T. BAUKCTO?
MACAULAT.
To the nam's of Baxter and Howe must
V added the name of a man Tar below
tbXin stolon and in acquired knowledge.
jtA in Tu-tue their equal, and in genius their
superior, lob Kunyan, iiunyan had been
bred a tinter, and bad served aa a private
, aoldier in the PAjiamentary army. jEaily
in bis life ha bad Uen fearfuily tortured bv
remorse for bia jouful sins, the worst of
which eeera, boweve,ta have been uch os
the aporjd thinks reni His keen aensi
bilitr and bit powerful irlnation made
bis internal conflicts singulaj'y terriblciJe'
fancied that he was under aetTncaor rep
robation, that he rpmsxWi blasphe
rny nisJ3j&'Gbost. that be had told
Christ, and that he was actually possessed
uy a aeinoa. oomeurnes ioua voices irom
Heaven .cried out to warn him. Some
times fiends whispered impious suggestions
in nis ear. lie saw visions oi distant moun
tain tops, on which the sun shone brightly.
out jroin wtucn ne was separated by a waste
ol rnow. Jle Telt the devil behind him
pulling his clothes. He thought that the
brard ol Lam had been set upon him. He
feanxl that he was about to burst asunder
like Judas. His mental agony disordered
his health. One day he shook like a man
in tbe. palsy. On another day he felt a
fire within his breast. - It is difficult to
understand how he survived sufferings so
intense ana ao long continued. At length
the clouds broke. From the depths of
despair, the penitent passed to a state of
serene felicity. An irresistible impulse
now urged him to impart to others the
blessings of which he was himself possess
ea. no joined me .Baptists, and Decame a
preacher and writer. His education had
uiai vi a uiecaamc. lie anew no
lions of the G ret k' sprang all true philoso
phy; bow from the institutions of ihe Roman
rose , all durable systems of government;
how from tbe robust follies of the North
came the glory of chivalry, and the
modern delicacies of honor, arid the sweet
harmonising influences of woman. He
tracked the ancestry of our Sidneys and
Bayards from the Hengists, Genserics, and
Attilaa. Full of all curious and quaint
anecdote of original illustration of those
niceties of learning which sprang from
sprang irom a
the book amused, and allured, and charmed: uusu.cu', .
' l . a w
and erudition lost its pedantry now in the
simplicity of Montaigne, now in tbe pen).
tration of La bruyere. lie lived in eacb
time of w hich be wrote, and the lima lived
again in him. Ah, what a writer of ro
mances he would have been, ifif what? If
he hod had as sad an experience of men s
passions, as he had the happy intuition into
their humors. But he who would see the
mirror of the shore, must look where it it
cast on the river, not tlie ocean. The
narrow stream reflects the gnarled tree, and
the pausing herd, and thu village spire, and
the romance of the landscape. But the
sea reflects only the vast outline of the
headland, and the lights of the eternal
heaven. ITie Caxtons.
the first of orstow'or Shakfpesre the first
of dramatUi Other flllngorisis have shown
qyal ingenuity, tut no other allegorist inn
ever been abla to touc J the heart, and to
make abrat:tion bjecls of tenor, of piiy,
and of Jove. .
It may be doubted whether any Engliah
Disnter bad suffered more severely under
ihe penal laws than John Bun) an. ' Of tbe
twenty-seven years which had elapsed since
th Restoration, be had passed twelve in
confinement. He still persisted in preach
ing; but, that lie might preach, he was
under the necessity of disguising himself
tike a carter. He was often introduced
into meetings through the back doors, with
a smock frock on his back and a whip in
his hand. If be had thought only of his
own ease and safely, he would have hailed
the indulgence with delight. He was now,
at length, free to pr&y and exhort in open
day. His congregation rapidly increased;
thousands hung upon las ords; and at
Bedford, where he originally resided, money
was plentifully contributed to build a meet
ing house for him. IILs influence among
the common people was such that the gov- j
rnment would willingly have bestowed on
hiitTti0111 municipal office; but bis vigorous
undbrstSPding and tua stout Lnglish heart
were proBKarainst all delusion and all
temptation. IR-HUjBssurM mat tlie proi-
fered toleration was meT'X" DBl 10 lure
the Puritan party to detruclHnsDr would
he, by accepting a place for whicnvhjBwas
not legally qualified, recognise tbe validity
of the dispensing power. One of the last
acts or bis virtuous life was to decline an
interview to which he was invited by an
agent of the government. .--
Great aa was the authority of Bunyah
with the Baptist?, that of William KiiHn
was still greater. Kffin was the first man
among them in wealth and station. He
was in the habit of exercising his spiritual
gifts at their meetings; but he did not live by
preaching. He traded largely; his credit
on-the Exchange of, London stood high;
and he had accumulated an ample fortune.
Perhaps no man could, at that conjuncture,
have rendered more valuable services to the
court. But between him and the court
was interposed tne remembrance of ona
terrible event. He was the grandfather of
the two Hon lings, those gallant youths
who, of the victims of the Bloody Assizes,
had been the most generally lamented.
For the 6ad fate of one of them James was
in a peculiar manner responsible. Jeffreys
had respited the younger brother. The
poor lad's sister had been ushered by
Churchill into the royal presence, and had
begged for mercy; but the king'a heart had
been obdurate. The misery of the whole
family had been great; but Kiffio was most
to be pitied. He wai seventy years old
when he was left destitute, the survivor of
those who should have survived him. The
heartless and venal sycophants of White
hall, judging by themselves, thought that
the okl man would be etasily propitiated by
an slderman's gown, and by some conopen.
est-on in money for ihs property which his
gra.idsons had forfeited. Penn na? employ,
ed in the work of seduction, but to no pur
pose, 'rhe king determined to try what ef.
feet hU own civilities would produce.
KifBn Wiis ordered to attend the palace.
He fuund a brilliant circle of noblemen
and gentlemen assembled. . James imme
diately came to him, spoke to him very
graciously, and concluded by saying, 41
have put you down, Mr. Kiffin, for an al
derman in London. The dd man looked
fixedly at the king, lurst into tears, and
made answer "Sir, I am worn out; I am
unfit to serve your majesty or the city. And,
sir, the death of my poor boys broke my
he art. That wound ia &s fresh lis ever. I
shall carry it to my pave." Tbe king
stood silent I'm minute in some confusion,
and Iton sad, "Mr. Eiffin, I will find a
balsam for lhat sore." Aisuredly James
did not tyan to say any thing cruel or in
solent; on tlie contrary, he seems to have
been in an unusually gentle mood. Yet no
speech that w recorded of him gives so un
favorable a totion of his character as these
few words. They are the words of a hard,
hearted and low-minded man, unable to
conceive any laceration of the Affcrtinnn
for which a place or a pension would not
be a full compensation." .
. J"vrM.
1 here is nothing more DalrabU in this
Rt, r r,. k . l .i. . " l i -.
uuv vi a iuiciu) man u.0 pruicaa wuicn tl
lifts against suretyship. JthTak that in
coraparine Scripture wllh Sciinture this
a v m f 4
should be taken into account, when Ad
justing and remitting our practice by the
directions -f the ,iSew Testarxient in re-
igota to giving. There ia positively noth.
ing which 1 should do with greater relnc
tancy and aversion than to give my name
as a surety a distinct sort of giving from
that of direct and immediate conveyance,
end subject, I should hope, to different
rules and different principles. Certain it !
that to give away and be done with it. leaves
nnA in a n-Kllo AWrt ....- f !""
- -ir umtiiui !iig iiuiu cuiuinrii ...... . . . ... i . , - . . .
under an engagement to eive on .-.me D..me: W""."1" wonder of intelligence and erar7 PePie. " sne excludca them, as far
The Bhtary erilasua Ensr.
" At length, one evening, my father, with
uotne modest hums and ha's, and an un
itfTttcted btuh on bis fair forehead, gratified
it prayer frequently urged on bim, and read
tne some portions of 'the great Work.' 1
cannot express the feelings this lecture cre
ated they were something akin to awe.
For the design of this book was so immense
and towards its execution, a learning so
vast and various bad administered that it
seemed to me as if a spirit had opened to
me a new world, which Lad alwaya been
before my feet, but which my own human
blindness had hitherto concealed from nie.
The unspeakable patience with which nil
these materials bad been collected year after
year, the ease with which now, by the calm
power of genius, they seemed of themselves
to fall into harmony and systemthe an
Cornelius humility with which the scholar
exposed the stores of a laborious life; all
combined to rebuke my own restlessness
and ambition, while they filled me with
a pride in my father, which saved my
wounded egotism from a pang. Here, in
deed, was one of those books which em
brace an existence; like the Dictionary of
Bayle, or the History of Gibbon, or the
Fasti Ihllenici of Clinton it was a book
to which thousands of books had contri
buted, only to make the originality of the
single mind more bold ana clear. Into
the furnace all vessels of gold, of all
agea, had been cast, but fioui the mould
came the new coin, with its single stamp.
Ind happily the subject of the work did
noYjorbid. to the writer the indulgence of
his nf, peculiar irony of humor so
quiet, yeto profound. My father's book
was the 'Fjstory of Human Error.' It
was, therefore; the moral history of man
kind, told with , truth and earnestness, yet
with an arch uonalignant smile. Some,
times, indeed, the imile drew tears. But
in all true humor liia its germ, pathos. Oh!
by the goddess MoHa or Folly, but he was
at home in his theme! He viewed man
first in the savage state, preferring in this
the positive accounts o voyagers and trav
elera, to the vague myUt of antiquity, and
die dreams of speculate on our pristine
state. From Australia jnd Abyssinia, he
drew picrnr ofroortalty unadorned, and
lively as if he hSi Iivet amongst Bushmen
and savages all his life. Then he crossed
over the Atlantic, and brought before you
the American Indian, with hisnoble na
ture, struggling into tlie dawn of xivilisa.
tiori, when friend Penn cheated hnn out of
his birthright, and tbe Anglo-Saxon drove
him into darkness. He showed both aatl-
ogy and contrast between this specimen of
our kind and others equally apart from the
extremes of ti e savage state and the cul
tured. Ihe Arab in his tent, the Teuton
in his forest, tbe Greenlander in hia boat,
the Fin in his reindeer car. Up sprang the
rude gods of the north, and the re.-useitated
Druidism, passing from its earliest temple-
less belief into the latter corruption of
crommell and idol. Up sprang, by their
side, the Saturn of the Phoenicians, the
mystic Budh ot India, the elementary deities
of the Polasgians, the Naith and Sera pis of
typt, tne vrmuza oi rersta, the Bel of
Babylon, the winged genii of the graceful
Etruria. How nature and life shaped the
religion; how the religion Bhaped the man.
ners; how, and by what influences, some
tribes were formed for progress; how others
were destined to remain stationary, or be
swallowed up in war and slavery by their
brethren, was told with a precision clean
and strong as the voice of Fate. Not
ony an antiquarian and philologist, but
an anatomist and philosopher my father
orougntto Dear on y these rave noin.;
various speculations involved in the dis
tinctions of race.. He showed ho acein
Cerfection is produced, u to i -'certain fWnt,
y admixture; bow ail mixed races Save
been the most intelligent bow, in ryopor
tion as local circumstance and feligious
faith permitted the early fusioryol differing
tribes, races improved andquickened into
the refinements of civilisation. He tracked
the progress aodTdlspersion of the Hellenes,
Prvr llasisilca tr Hplriia,
Movember 29th. Waked about seven
o'clock this morning with a iioise I sup
posed 1 heard, near our chamber, of knock.
ing, which, by and by, increased; and I,
mote awake, could disungoish it better.
then waked my wife, and both of us won
dered at it, and lay ao a great while, while
that increased, and at last heard it pluiner,
knocking as if it were breakiog down a
window tor people to get out, and then re.
moving of stools and chairs, and plainly,
by and by, going up and down stairs. We
lay, both of us, aiiaid; yet 1 would have
rose, but my wife would not let me. Be
sides, I could not do it without making
noise ; and we did both conclude that thieves
were in the house, but wondered what our
people did, whom we thought either killed
or alraid, as we were. Thus wo lay till
the clock struck eight, and high day. At
last, I removed my gown and slipreis safely
to the other side of the bed over my wife;
and there safely rose, and put on my gown
and breeches; and then, with a firebrand in
my hand, safely opened the dpor, and S4n
nor heard anything. Then, with fear I
confess, went to the maid's chamber door,
and all quiet and safe. Called Jane up, and
went down safely, and opened my chamber
aaor. wnre an was well. Then more freely
about, and lo uu'Utchen, where the cook.
maid up, and all sate. So up again, nud
wlien Jane came, and we demanded wheth
er she heard no noise, she said, "yes," but
was afraid, but rose with the other maid,
and found nothing; but heard a noise in the
great stack of chimnies that goes from Sir
J. Minnes's through our house; and so we
went, and their chimnies have been swept
this morning, and the noise was that, and
nothing eh. It ia one of the moBt extra
ordinary accidents in my life, and giv
ground to think of Don Quixote1 adven
tures, how people may be surprised, and
the more from an accident last night, that
our young gibb-cat did leap down our stairs
from lop to bottom at two leaps, and fn'ghl
ed us, that we could not tell well whither
it was tlie cat or a fpirit, and oV sometime
think this morning that Jjuxfiouse might be
haunted. Diary oStimuel Pepyt.
m BMei mt KaSiaW.
She seemed to us much plainer in every
respect, than any picture of her we had
seen. Her complexion is far from clear,
her figure diminitive, her dress devoid of
taste. Doubtless the circumstance of her
being in mourning, detracted a good deai
from the elegance of her appearance. She
was dretsed entirely in black, without even
the relief of a white collar, a style partic
ularly ill-suited to her figure and complex
ion. The Prince looks like a substantial
German Baron, not ill-favored, but quite
I.-L- J .1. . . . . . .
ffc'fcerak'e ( mf Vteleer
This is a truly sublime ode, and its effect
13 greatly enhanced by the rude and distant
antiquity w hence its utterance is poured forth
upon us. II is iuieres.iug vj uwm. w
primitive tendencies to song in the different
ages of the world proving how poetry and
music are bound up, as it were, with the
first elements of the human constituuon.
The instance before us is one of the most
Dowerful iind picturesque that has come
down to us fiora any of the older periods of
the world. The invocauon to Uod is truly
state of Itirael, one ol the most grapni-
cal that can well be imagined, when the
Philistines lorded it over tbe country, ana
the people had to take shelter in hiding
places. Tbe mother in Israel' sets before
us a most venerable and impressive figure.
The blessing ascribed to God because of the
people s Willingness, is an homage to lit
ascendency over the hearts of men. He
made them willing in the day of His power.
O, uod, make me willing lor every service
Thou migbtest be pleased TrfTby provi
dence to aaign for me. It mark the sim
plicity of these ages, when the dignitaries ol
the land rode on white asses; and how ex
quisite are tie descriptive touches, as that of
the archers taking aim at tbe people when
congregated at the wells. The rapid sketch
of Israel by its tribes is highly poetical, and
the pen of tbe ready writer has descended
to ns from one of the notabilia of this song;
ami so has ihe utterance that characterises
those who came not to the help of the Lord
against the mighty. On the other hand we
are revolted by it, as a trace of the barbar
ism of these earlier times, w hen, in tbe re
cital of what took place, highly poetical
though it be, we read the eulogy of Jael.
out there is nothing in Ossian to equal the
description of Sisera's mother looking forth
with her Iadiea through the lattice, and
waiting the return of their victorious lord.
We may here note the licentiousness of
war. 'Why are thy chariot wheels so long
in coming.'' ranks also among the nota
bilia of scripture. And what a mighty im
agination is that of the stars in their courses
fighting against Sisera. We may pass two
reflections on this chapter nrst, how mucb
of the memorable and great, both aa acted
in reality and set forth in history, may take
place on a theatre of small material extent.
Both Judea and Greece, and I should say
Rome, when limited and surrounded by
little States, give examples of this. Second,
what attractions of eloquence, and beauty,
and grandeur, are mixed up with religion,
I l . . I . r a a a
as exnioitea in mat isooic wmcn is the re
cord of its doctrines, and also of the doings
that took place in the world, viewed ia the
fwwliar light of its being God's world. Dr.
Krre mf lr.
Th followiag jtu 4'rit froro the pea of
Theodora Hook, U revived from th page ef
th John Boll newspaper, among other clover
thine, in th "Life nd Remaina" of the great
it. immediately Iortftcoiuing-A.M. rverw.
Sib We bear a great deal of the licen
tiousness of the press, aad 1 am not disposed
to say mat mere uiy w mum juuu
grounds for the complaint; out i Deg to
assert that, to iny own knowledge, much i
charged to the account of the licentious
ness, which is, m uuin, my aiuiuuiauj
to tlie errors of the prew; and 1 have had
the mortification to see articles of the moat
innocent information, firoin my own pen,
conveyed to the public with all the color
of libels, by the mere mistake of a single
letter.
For instance; I bad occasion to report
that a certain 'noble lord was conuned to
his bouse with a violent cold;' next morn-
n?. 1 found that'this innocuous piece of in-
lelligencet was metamorphosed into a direct
inroad on the peace of a noble family, by
.- i i i . e I
epresenung nis loraamp as ueing -cununeu
with a VMMenx acoiu. iu u hum v
ihe occasion of a recent entertainment
. i. t j r r.L: i
given Oy a nooie icauer ui iojuiuu, i uou
said, very truly, mat, amiasi me lesuviues.
the fust point oi attraction ana aamirnuon
were ber ladyship's looks;' this deserved
compliment was changed by the printer
. . .. . i - - .
into a satire on tne wnoie company, aa u
the chief point of attxacuon bad been 'ber
ladt ship's cooks.' In a description of the
regatta at Cones, I waa made to represent
a lady of fashion aa having formed a hasty
and ill-assorted match 'with a boy,' when.
ia fact, I had only said that the Lady Louisa
had. indeed, broken adrift, but had, 'luckily
before any mischief was done, been made
fast to a buoy.
When 1 reported that 'Lord A. bad en
tertained Colonel B., Major C, the Hon.
Mr. D., and few other fashionable
friends at dinner,' I little expected to find
these gentlemen represented as a company
of 'fashionable fiends.' At the particular
request of an eminent coachmaker, I men
tioned that a noble person, well known for
his good taste in equippages, and who hap
pens to have a large and fine family, bad
launched 'a new green cab; but judge cf
my horror at seeing it stated, that 'bis lord
ship had', this season, brought out another
green cub. And I have lately had the
misfortune of being the involuntary cause
of what is called a hoax upon the public:
having announced that Lord K. had made
a bet that be would 'trot a ' mile' on the
Harrow road in three minutes, an immense
crowd assembled, and wa ready to proceed
to outrage because bis lordship did not trot
a mule, as tlie printer's error had led them
to expect.
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"J elevate hirnL Tr
wife a worthy heln.TiaT
.vw iu,r means, the. .! . "
office; and he' ffl,?'
fessions" ah. autement ClK
of pnvauon they have w K
nw uy singmg together theZT
Cotton: nj iy
Our portion U not U-z in.. .
Bat then, how hn:..
Fornture'ea l.
1 o want no more tJunW ,
And make that hS,"
We might swell n.,,-...,
pages with the rr,.,. li0S' ss..
have thus struggled to .m b
few of our couteruporarici J '
tbe present century. Gifford ,1 rf
the Quarterly Review, it it41'
prentice; Bioomfieid, the rx. IjV,
mer. the painter, had been
era; and Emerson. ,
matched b.s own couae nA,l -c"-of
Holcroft, the play.w,
stall, and sold oysters. Cafn S
f a more serious kind are the injuries
dofie to private individuals, which no one
jgIoreA-Tuwhiau'i. inenrDnoceni cause 01
nem. i was once empioyed to recommend
to public attention the astonishing talents
and performances of that musical wonder
The Infant Lyra. I did my best; but the
Th IcaMl mt nercwriw Jallaai Vmm
Ay ft.
Julian the Apostate, who figures in sacred
romances, not merely a a tyrant and dm-
secutor, but as a tenible and potent neo--mancer,
who had sold himsalf tnthe Devil.
had put his officer MercunWto death, be- printer gave the whole a most unhappy sud
iiiaonii3besrou to the Christian faith, malicious appearance by making me, by
ThaAtory then relates that when Julian led the transposition of a letter, attribute all
hS army against the Persians, and on the I these prodigies to the 'Infant Lyar. On a
j eve rr the battle in which he Derished. St. I late occasion, one of the nanrri talked nf
I. n . - . - I rr I -u vKuuniruvm li h
oaaii ine ureat was lavored by a miracu- 'the general satisfaction given by the royal laugh, and procured for the .mho, , m
Ious vision. He beheld a woman of re- lump.' This looked l.kc a brutal allusion place near the stove Vemr ?
splendent beauty, seated on a throne, and to the temporary illness of an illustrious CampUU. L
uunu ner a grew multitude oi angels; and duke. 1 be truth was. Mr. Lditor, that I
she commanded one of them, saying, "Go I myself penned that paragraph for an in-
forthwith, and awaken Mercurius, who gem'ous artist in Bond street, in order to
aieepein in tne sepulchre, that be may slay recommend an improved kind of argand,
Julian the Apostate, that proud blasphemer which he denominated the 'Royal Lamp;'
suuana sow oysters. CwagicJ.
CaaapbelTe Hhb
The weekly, or fa-,
Camiibell's payU wiV.T"
much amusement to hi, frierT"'
whom ss they assembled round ih, !
n the logic class in the moro;D
question was - What has Ta.0
been say.D??- Another wot id i
somebew inscription on the ahiifaL4
wall, an impromptu wh.ch haj -J?
committed ,n pencil. The wxti,
rng was ftrmed round a, & . 1
words, passing from lip to'j,D "a
threw the civ, into . xoar ffi!
This, however, as Campbefl
only a manaurre to CX( i,an?e V
warmth, and get a place near lu,.
being delicate, and short of sttcre u
years he could never penetraie ,he J
of stout, roLie king Irish st
erally muatered round the hear.h m-u,
"dralting the fire -worship,.- J
had found insersible to evfr JJra.v
One eoM Deceruber mm '
w u c more in.ii a iiotl f.n r,-.
Ire.and had just been perpetra- Z
oppteite walL Forth rushed lU liiaj -dents,
leaving -ample room
enough about the stove. anj reid ?
"IibeL Itbegan insllusioato,; aa
which they had just read in the clasT
"Voe, Iliheml.eoIIoeatia
Sammam Boa am ia potatoes:" tttt
The libel was acknowled,ffd wlJub
from their mythical cradle in Thessalv; and beni"1 tlie notion one gets of him from his
showed how,those who settled near the sea. Prtrait' ' lhe Queen had marriinl him
shores, and were compelled into commerce 'or the strength of the impression made by
and intercourse with strangers, gave to one 10086 flattering semblances, she must
Greece ber marvellous accomplishments in have be( n 80'y disappointed; but she was
and jetters the llowers of the ancient I naPPl,v preserved irom any danger of so
world. How others, like the Spartans,
dwelling evermore in a camp, on. guard
against their neighbors, and rigidly pie-
serving tneir uorian purity ol extraction,
contributed neither artists, nor poets, nor
philosophers, to the golden treasure-house
of mind. He took the old race of the
Celup, Cimry, or Cimmerians. He
pared
tish
t
prenended Ireland, retains his old charac. menu ior tne comiort and improv
teristics and purity of blood, with the Celt I her children), reading all the books which
whose blood, mixed by a thousand chan-1 are Provid-;d for Lbeir use, and acquainting
neis, ozciates irom 1'ans the manners and nerseu wilo me cnaracter oi u,ose who have
revolutions of the world. . He compared I charge of them. We were amused to hear
the Isorman in his anoient Scandinavian 1,164 tne Queen of England does not like Iit-
fatal a mistake, by an early acquaintance
with the Prince, her cousin, who studied
with her ander the same masters for two or
three yesrs. They are said to be truly
happy in their domestic relations; and the
English have deep respect for the private
character of their monarch. They consid
er ber a model wile and mother. ShA ;
against roe and my son!" And when Basil
awoke, he went to the tomb in which Mer
curius had been laid not long before, with
his armor and weapons by his side; and, to
his gTeat astonishment, he found neither the
body nor the weapons, But on returning
to the place the next day, and again look-1 appeared aa
and I never can sufficiently regret the injus-
t la
uce done to tne gallant uenerai Saldanba,
Who. in an aoeannl ef hie conduct at OPOHO.
which I drew op under hia own eye, waa
stated to have 'behaved like a hero;' but
No man is so foolish but he mav pv
counsel sometimes, and no man io ; k
he may easily err if he take no ou n,-.
sel than his own. He that was aj v.'.
by himself had a fool for h j m&Ktr.-a
Jonsrm.
Attacfcatu BectMcal.
The following capital story is tod ot js
n:hpn if rMnm tt Kji nrtnll i.mkanM.
" w . w w V . m a. l II II a 11 1 ft I w a . . .
J - ' II ' I 1 I k Kami. i. J .. !
li in I lenrai riari ihk,,k i . wtui
ing into the tomb, he found there the body like a hare
ol Mcrcunufl, lying as before; but the lance When I wrote of 'the Horticultural fete,'
was stained with blood; "for on the day of it was altered into 'the Horticultural fate,'
battle, when the wicked Emperor was at as if there was a destiny affecting all the
the head of his army, an unknown warrior, entertainments of that society. When the
bareheaded, and of a pale and ghastly late Mr. Canning offered Lord F. the office
countenance, was seen mounted on a white of 'Secretary of Slate,' the public were led,
charger, which he spurred forward, and by a mere uansnosition of the letters, t.
I B I A W v
brandishing his lance, he pierced Julian
mrougn tne rxwy, and then vanished as sud
denly as he had appeared. And Julian
being carried to bis tenL he took a hnrvlf.,1
of the blood which flowed from hia wound,
and flung it into the air, exclaiming with his
last breath, 'Thou hast conquered, Galilean!
thou hast conquered! Then th flpmnni
received his parting spirit. But Mercuriua,
naving performed the behest of the blessed
vimry.or Cimmerians, tie com- Dr ucr wi.e ana mouier. She is Vinrin rrxt h;. " i -, , X Wi
d the Celt who, as in Wales, the Scot- extremely systematic, and makes a point of ' J b"t0,mb' laidTh'm- on 106 Ml
Highlands, in Brefcgne, and in uncom- superintending personally all the arrange- ment -j)r jLw," J ,ad5 h.8V,nS
ended Ireland, retains his old charac- ment for ihe comfort and improvement of il A, Jamaont Sacred and Uon of I
o ' y
T Ai
alia
believe that a new office was to be insti
tuted under the title of 'Secretary of Taste;'
and what gave the more effect to this mis
take was the noble lord's admitted fitness
for the latter office. I once ventured to
bear my humble testimony to the assiduous
attendance of a certain reverend dean on
the 'Minster,' but had the rnortification to
find myself insinuating blame against the
worthy divine, 'for bis assiduous attendance
on the Minister, and what was still worse,
communicate the deserved eleva-
Doctor Jebb' to an Irish mitre. J
waa made to announce that 'Doctor Jobb'
was to be the new Irish bishop. I remember
"Court waa in session, and amid ieaii
tiplicity of business which crowded C'ce
him at term time, he stopped at the door t
a beautiful widow, on the succj it u
thirty, who by the way, had often bestxv
melting glances upon the sheriff ifcreii
He was admitted, and soon the .dc jp
peared. The confusion and delight it::
the arrival of the visitor had occ&Qcfi,
set off to greater advantage than usual i
captivating charms of the" widow il. Ea
cheeka bore the beautiful blended tinj
the apple blossom; her lips rewmbled roa
buds, upon which the mornic dew t1a
gered, her eyea were like ihe queers"
cupid, the glances of love and texcerv
with which they were tiled itxT&Jx
arrows that only wanted a fine beau
don the pun) to do full execution, l'-eti
few common place remarks
'.Madam, said the matter-of-fact ster z.
'I have an attachment for you.'
A deeper blush than usual maxn. tt
conungency. the occurnnrf nfl 7 "Ul1" uo -mc, iusea imper. "v,u "m -" uu, in iaci.
"ruuv wim mo i turn, me viotn, Bnu tne I piwuuu a ujuk as equiv-
certain conungency, the occurrence
which would lay upon us tie burden nf
responsibih'ty that we would far rather dis
clarge now than-expose ourselvei to the
hazard of iu being brought upon us after
wards. To do this is to open a door through
which a crowd of anxieties and feari would
enter in, and make my heart the prey of
feelings insupportable. I am relieved to
think that the sanctions of Scripture are
so much at one with my own inclinations.
Certain it is .thst from ihe moment of my
becoming a cautioner, 1 should not be able
to give sleep to my eyes, or slumber to mv
eyelids. Such are my tendencies. Dr.
Chalmers. . (. .
Affection.
One mark of deep corruption is to he
Anglo-Saxon. He compared the Saxon.
stationary in the land of Horea, with the
coloniut and civilizer of the globe, as he
becomua when he knows not through what
1 w-a a - m . .V .
cnanneis rrencn, i-iemish, Welsh, Han.
isb, &4tch and Irish -be draws his san
guine Mood. And out from all these spec,
ulation j, to which I do such hurried and
scanty justice, he drew the blessed truth,
that dn-.ws hope to the land of the Caffre.
the hut cf the Bushman that there is noth
ing in the flattened skull and the ebon
alent to a loss of caste. A person who had
by dint or great science and ingenuity per
fected a pltm, by means of which the pub
lic interest was essentially benefited, em-
Dodied the result ol his studies in a book,
highly esteemed by the critics and the pub-
i: i. it . . .
hc. n wasij proposea oy a certain lndy at
court, to present this gentleman, on the
strength of this merit; but the Oueen abso
lutely declined receiving him, because of
bis literary character, borne one suggested
mat ne nao served witn honor in the army,
aspect that rejects God's law, improvement; I uPn 'which ground her Majesty consented
mat Dy me same principle which raises the 10 receive n. m. cut the gentleman very
oog, uie lowest oi me animals in its savage I Prpe"y aecnneo appearing at court upon
state to lie highest after mmn v!.- aduilxtuie dteee terms; so that her Majesty was after
of race-v mi can elevntn Infrt nntinn nf m I all. the nnlv neraon nrcwnnul ;n V.. .nv.:.
without natural affection, fa Joseph weliestvaml nower the outeaRt of rnimn;t I Somebody iwvs. thern i hnrdltra m.m'.t..( J
. , ... . I I , . . . , I " miuini, I J - U UIOKIPU QIO I
la. . . k.. U V 1 : I I hstVA m hAailtifnl xamn a rf tUim J I " . ' I .1 . . I . O I
uju uui iignou. os ii. was spoaen i r " . "ui.iiub, nuu inow yotr compassion or your scorn. But inBl noes not commit nimselt twice as often
wis i aemre w reaemDie nnx. i He when mf lather got into the marrow of his M he commits any one else. But the Queen
by the common people. He had wAA m
no great model of composition, with the oner defects herein which I should labor
exception, an important exception undoubt- 10 remedy; and may the Giver of all grace
eoiy, oi our node translation ol the tJible. e,""'e wnawoever tnings are lovely,
His spelling was bad. He frequently trans- and of S00 report, to think of these things,
greased the rules of grammar. Yet the An wiln whal humanity and feeJing does
nauve force ol genius, and his experimental ne eeK 10 cohort his brethren, and restore
m m . m . ... I.I C a 1 . " . lea.
inowjedge ol all Uie religious passions, I "ma "om inc coniusion into which he had
from clespair to ecstasy, amply supplied intnrown 5aem by the discovery of himself.-
bim th want of learning. His rude ora. I aia miserably apt to be precipitated into
theme when, quitting these preliminary on,y proving her legitimacy: for who ever
t r ta ' I i a
discussions, ne leu pounce amongst the
would-be wisdom of the wise; when he
dealt with civilisation itself, its schools, and
porticos, and academies; when he bared
the absuidities couched beneath the collerre
of the Egyptians, and the Symposia of the
neara ei one oi ner lamily as a patron or
even an admirer ot literature? Mrs. Kirk.
land.
Kanrtllr l Death to lb LIvIm.
Yet in death itself there k a muiMn.
Grepkic irhnn h Rhnivtv. ihnt nn In tt,.:. Ir.i.J J
, '" v.vu in men i uiicu ui uiow uui our muie Kermn ,nrH.
I t uta Cn tlS.r'i t A m i . i '. t C I . I I . .1 I 1 - 1 . . O
tory roused and melted heaxer. who listened ch expressions as hurt the sesibilitie, of Greek, were Children; and i 0 L7orv o Z ZZ .K
iik,.i . I.I J J- i-inihera II ia lrn thai fhio in ., 1 ! I .. . , .. . I ' " "fl""" "o
logicians ano iieoraists, tin wor
were widely .circulated among the humbler
classes. Una of them, the Pilgrim's Pro
gress, was, in his own life-time, translated
into several foreign languages. It was,
however, scarcely known to tbe learned
.ful vfvYTla. a. n - I.J I
j-u, am, ttau ihxu, curing near a
century, the delight of pious cottagers and
artisans, before it was publicly commended
oy any man oi nigu tucrary eminence.
.1 , . , " W sa'w ww IligiUVIT VI lit 111 WV 11V IIU
,0f ?rnrd;7iVfnlZ "ng-;peral, is more practical region of politics, the Ro- mysterious transition. Let
k, immediately followed by compunction, and mans were visionaries and bunglers; when, feeling till the period wh
er a deS,re to repair the eeverity; Lut how in. following the ftream of error through the hanoened. butnticma,
hmtely better to put a guard on my lins.
and maintain such a tenderness for the feel
ings of other, men as shall prevent, rather
than redress, the violence which I may have
done them. Dr. Chalmers.
middle ages, he quoted the puerilities
of AgTippa, the crudities of Cardan: and
ptssed, with bis calm smile, intothe salons
ol the chattering wila of Fans in the
eighteenth century, oh, then his irony
waa that of Lucian, sweetened by the
genue sptru oi .raamu8. ror not even
us not reserve this
hen the event has
happened, but anticipate the event and
I .11 1.1V .1 .
uonor on men noiaing mem in a sort
of awful reverence as subjects of the same
mighty and unknown changes to which our
selves and all humanity are liable. Dr.
KjMimers.
i . . ... ..
Love is a fountain from which flows two
All.. .1.- . - - 1 !' - ' 1 I I katraa Wlfl m V l"o I Un.' aallM L . I 1
length rili.nU . ",JC UJ0 i'"P' waters oi -r- - """s
tr7, i7r mT .7 j u,J"'rBwn"e happiness, tbe other the dark and tuiiMdHKI epnimopneiian school ttom th is
the secret of so wide and ao dura be a 77 r , . . . lwntA hf I,. J fonv .t. j ....
- r-r wnuira ui misery: oi um e.Ki oi uie iaiier IS I ..v. viv. vim WB iium ergj
the whirl pool of despair, upon these itrenma I0' trutD "e uowed how earnest men
mortals direct their destiny. Marioera onncver in vain. though their thoughts
these streams, see unon which of them vanmj bo eirora. He proved how. in vast
we uirecung your Dark, least it should be P-7-lco 5,jiei- 05c, uie numan mind
clarity lay. They were compelled to own
that the ignorant multitude had jndged more
correctly than the learned, and that the
despised little book was really a master,
piece. - Bunyan ia indeed aa decidedly
the first of allegorista, as Demosthenes is
111 fortune never crushed that man whom
good fortune deceived not. I have, there,
lore, counselled my friends never to trust lo
the fair side; but so to place all things she
gave tnem, mat she may take them again
.l ..at ww w I
witnout trouoie. tsen jonson.
engulphed in the fearful ' whirl pool of de-1 mwchea on like ocean, receding here, but . vf?, BUdenIy 1
apair. . I there ad trancing. How from & .pecula, VIodW he Put
A beggar suddenly rich, generally becomes
. .4 ... . 1
lruun1. I "'6 wuia Ull 1IW1 OI1U CiLCM IO I
r 1 obscure his former obucurity. Ben Jonson.
ar csoacB b. raxifTica.
I too would kaeel before thy shrine,
Young minstrel of th Eden lyre,
For oh to id each word of thin
Seems radiant with a soul of fir.
I love to watch thy fancy 'a wing
Upon the breath of beauty rise.
And, bathed In glory's sunbeams, sprinr
To hail the poet's Paradise.
My heart is bowed, ia silenc bowed.
Before thy spirit's baraiag gleame,
Aa oa my view in glory crowd a
Th visions of thy sun-bright dreamt.
Fall oft, aa paeston wakes thy lyrw,
I liaten to iu music aweet.
Till every thonght la touched with fir,
And heart and pals ia wildnea beat.
All nature teems more beautiful.
As pictared ia thy song her bewera
With fealler aoaada th spirit lull.
And winds foligh tiler o'er the flower.
The spirit of the evening fills
The shutting rose with softer dew,
A brighter green la oa the hills.
And oa tb wavea a deeper blu.
With lovelier has at twilight hoar
Th banner of th sunaet gleam,
And gentle bird and gentle flower
Sink sofdier to their bleaaed drsaroa. .
Th rainbow e'er the evening aky
With brighter, loftier arch ia throws,
And tb ion aea-elieU'amoarnful sigh
la swelling la a wilder tone.
The music voice of childhood flows
More ringlagly upon the air.
And with a heavenlier fervor glows
The eloquence of p raise and prayer.
The lost onea that we loved so well
Come back to oar deserted bowers,
Upon the breeie their voice awell,
abq meir a ear bands are clasped in oars.
O'er the still bosom of tb stream
The stars ia holier beantv vlow.
And com with calmer, sweeter e-loam
Reflected from the depths below.
It seems as if those stars had shed
Their glories a thy heart aad braia, .
And aa thin eatrle-aoal bad Mad
The mysteries ef their shining train.
Tbv genloua wander wild and free
'Mid all thinr bean ti nil ni m
F or thy young heart ia Ilk th sea
l nat wear heaven's pictar ea IU breast.
And aa thy rouee her soul of fir
Ia hirh aad rtorioasaonr ia hiMihimr
Thy hand around thy ooaolry's lyr
a aauuose coronal is wreathing.
reporting the case of a poor French lady, I cbeks of the fair widow. Wuh downcast
eye, wnose glances were centred upen m
drapery, gently patting the floor, ihe, a i
equal candor, replied:
'iir, the attachment is reciprocal.
For some time the sheritT maictaiutl u
astonished silence; at last he said
'Madam, will you proceed to court
Proceed to court!' replied ihe ladv. idi
a merry laugh; then shaking her bes.y
a a ... a"
Dead, she added, .o. Sir! though a
1 T . 1 .
wiiu auL-coicu ai ixjw Bireei witn ner rn?
dog in her 81;' but the printer most un-1 beautiful feet, half concealed by the SowLr
gallantly stated the fair atranger to have
appeared 'witn a pig in her arms; and on
the next day of her attendance, a vast
crowd had assembled to look at this extra.
ordinary pet, and the poor French woman
narrowly escaped being pelted for disap.
lAiuuua uieif expectations, in aometh no
the same way, a respectable tradesman in
Oxford street, baa bad hia ahnnwiivW.
broken, to the lost of near ten Donnda. k. I ieP Vr, I will not take advanurt ti
I . s ., ... . I l: .1 . ,. "1.1...
couac, nawing invited toe public to inspect I uteua merein granted to my sex, ana r
his extensive assortment of a fine manufac I 'ore Sreat'7 prefer that you should "prxel
hire called 'linos,' the printer chose to in. ! ' court!' '
vite the public to inspect a large assortment 'ut nJaQ'. the justice is w aiting"
of the finest lions. 'Let him wait, 1 am not At-posed a "7
I am, sir. a warm friend of his MaiestVa matter in such an unbecoming manwr
Government, (for th tim being,) and can-1 an besides, sir, when the ceremony i p
not but deeply feel that even my political I knned, 1 wish you to understand that I
"" ouujcuuies tustorted. Amongst the I f ,c,c uiuiiaier 10 a jusuce 01 tne i
benefits to be expected from rern mM I 'Madam.' said he. rising from bis chair
sures in Ireland, I had enumerated the in-1 Wlta Ioan dignity, 'there is a
crease of tillage; this was changed into I Uka Dere iJ7 language has been mlwa-
increase ol pillage, and copied into all the aerstod- The attachment of wti ta
ultra Troy papers; and when I said that wa 'oed from the oiEce of
these same measures of conciliation would ;.arjd commands me to bring 7"
induce every loyal and well-disposed sub- stant' before him, to answer contetr.pt
ject to unite in quieting Ireland. it waa " coort disobeying a subpffna ia ti
perverted into a sneer, aa if all loyal and ca8C 01 -th Jones.
weu-oisposea snojects should unite 'in quit
ting Ireland.
I Pry. ir, do me the iustice to lav this
1 . 1 .. .a- . . - '
eipiauaiory letter Deiore the Doblie: mhnv
an, let it be correctly printed.
1 am, sir, your Durable servant,
' A Cocbt RaroBTxa.
We very of en suffer in a similar mnn
About two years since, wa renrani.v! f.'
pi .. i,.-,' ;:-i - :r:;,- vv-
- ...5 jviinu m paiir vi -nenaa in
Hampshire for the purpose of shorn.,.,,
Iiug.IbI a.l I I . I . n P
jo-u.a, .uu vuij weex. in a ocotch
paper, we aaw it gravely stated that . ..,
geon waa taken alive in the river, and sold
to tne innaoitants at tx and lOd per lb.
What a deal of cold buaine Aih .
man spend the better part of his Lie in! in
scattering compliments, tendering" visits,
gathering and ventins? nw frwM-:
feasts and playa, making a liule winur-lovi
in a dark corner. .Sen Jonson.
Wisdom without bonesrv.
and cozenage. A good life ia a main arm.
ImenL Ben Jomam. 0 I
Opinion is a light, vain, crude ant? im
perfect thing, residing in th imaMUOC
but never aniving at the wkkrstantli''t
there to obtain the tincture of truth. '
labor with it more tfa with the truth-
Beit Jonson,
ilany aen do not themselves what &f
would fain persuade other, and less do tiT
the thinga which thev would impose oa
others, but least of all know they whatthef
would most confidently boast. Be "
son.
A llwfcal Beam lee.
A ncble lord asked a clersvrjoan bet"
whom a goose waa placed at dinner,
the goose was always placed Beit th P"
on! 'Really, said . he, 'I can give J
reason lor it but voar cuestion is M
that 1 aiall never see a gowe, Ibr the
ture, without thinking of your loriiip-
It is always safe, to learn from our t
rales, seldoca aafa to advise eten our Llta'
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