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gorge of the loch, and they never attempt to seek the legislators, but charmed into tameness by the basilisk salt water. When in good season, and in their strongest glare of their avaricious and worldly eye. condition, they appear to roatn indiscriminately through Byzantium is the growth of another age and climeevery part of the loch, though there are certain spots the creation of a different race. There is barbaric splenwhich may be more depended upon than others, and dour in the very name. It is the city of abject slaves, where an experienced angler will have little difficulty and gorgeous tyrants, and the abode alternately of the in hooking one of these fine fish." To their great strength mingled superstitions of the heathen world, of the dry we may observe that they add'unequalled rapacity; and and hollow husks of old philosophy, of a corrupt but after attaining to the weight of three or four pounds, gaudy perversion of Christianity, of the fierce Moslem they appear to feed almost exclusively on smaller fish, and faith. Regard it in what period of its history we will, do not spare even their own young. A small trout of it is the same mixture of imposing because powerful this species, not weighing more than 142 pound, will often passion, and moral worthlessness. It is like its own dash at a bait not much inferior to itself in size; and balmy and lustrous climate, where the plague ever lurks instances are recorded of larger fish following with eager insidiously-like the rank vegetation which, on its Asiaeye, and attempting to seize upon others of their own tic shore, rankles over a soil black and festering with the kind after they had been hooked and were in the act of overcrowded relics of humanity-like the slumbrous being landed by the angler. It is probably on account of panting atmosphere, in which the ingredients of the this strong manifestation of a more than usually preda thunder are fermenting into a tempest. ceous 'habit, that Sir William Jardine has named the Yet how lovely is she with all her faults !-like some species Salmo feror.

fallen fair one, “ sparkling at once in beauty and destruc“When in perfect season, and full-grown, it is a very tion." What clustering associations throng upon our handsome fish, though the head is always too large and minds as we trace with our eyes the faithful delineation long to be in accordance with our ideas of perfect sym- which our good friend Leigh has just forwarded to us. metry in a trout. The body is deep and thickly formed, Away over the glassy sea of Marmora, faintly seen and all the members seem conducive to the exercise of through the distance, towers Olympus, of old the seat of great strength. The colours are deep purplish brown'on gods. On the right opens up the Hellespont, (to the the upper part, changing into reddish gray, and thence mind's eye,) on whose banks are Mount Ida, the spot into fine orange-yellow on the breast and belly." The where Troy once stood, and the living memories of Hero whole body, when the fish is newly caught, appears as if and Leander. Next comes the stately city itself, recallglazed over with a thin tint of rich lake-colour, which ing the first emperor whom the red-cross led on to victory fades away as the fish dies, and so rapidly, that the pro- the feuds of the circus--the desecrated temple of Sogressive changes of colour are easily perceived by an at- phia--the Waringian hosts, the men of ice, hired to guard tentive eye. The gill-covers are marked with large dark an enervated monarch and a disjointed state. “ Hark to spots; and the whole body is covered with markings of the Ollah shoat!” the fanatics of the East are trampling different sizes, and varying in amount in different indivi over the crumbled walls, and the last of the long line of duals. In some these markings are few, scattered, and Grecian sovereigns is buried beneath the ruins of his city of a large size; in others they are thickly set, and of and the bodies of his slaughtered subjects. A long and smaller dimensions. Each spot is surrounded by a paler dreary interval succeeds of unintellectual despotism, and ring, which sometimes assumes a reddish hue; and the now the ocean of popular feeling is again heaving within spots become more distant from each other as they de these dark walls, with those undulating, unbroken, holscend beneath the lateral line. The lower parts of these low murmuring billows which forebode the death-day of fish are spotless. All the fins are broad, muscular, and empires. extremely powerful ; and it is from the number of their And amid all these changes, the sun bas shone as sebony rays that the specific characters which distinguish renely as if there were no such thing as human suffering this species from the common trout (Salmo fario) are the the corríar zvuétuy, aveug uox yehaspz, remains unmost easily and accurately evolved."

changed as the set smile of a coquette. The light caique We have allowed these extracts to run to a length

is still pulled gaily against the headlong current, and which precludes the possibility of doing the same justice bright dresses sparkle in the alternate " glimmer and

It is well that there is alto Dr Browne; but we know that the further progress

gloom” of the forest recesses. of the work will afford us ample opportunity of delight- ways some redeeming drop of sweet in man's cup of biting our readers with selections from his writings, and heavy pressure of domestic calamity has its gay trappings

Beauty garlands us even in death. The dull, those of other able contributors. This is a publication of which Edinburgh may well be proud.

and banners, as well as the soul-stirring war.

All these recollections, and the scenes which are to them what the body is to the soul, have been conjured up

by Mr Leigh's magical panorama, which hangs before us A Panorama of Constantinople and ils Environs, from

now stretching its long length from one end of our study Scutari. Drawn from Sketches by J. Pitman, Esq.,

to the other. And in the same portfolio into which we and Engraved by Mr Clark. London. Samuel Leigh.

can again contract its snaky convolutions, lies deposited 1831.

a snug little quarto, serving all the purposes of those ele

gant and intelligent Cicerones, who, within the walls How different the feelings suggested by the contem consecrated to the exhibition of the work's more bulky plation of the city of Constantine, from those which are namesakes, bawl their sickening comments in our grated awakened by gazing on the eternal Rome! The latter This little book contains a correct enumeration of is colossal and solid even in rain, as the boundless ambi- all the most striking localities, with illustrative quotation and iron souls of her founders. It bears the impress tions, from the glowing descriptions of Walsh, Anastasius, of the genius of a people which was not only free, but and Macfarlane. Altogether, we do not know of a more resolved that no other nation should be so. The remains interesting or appropriate ornament for the boudoir of of the city's fortifications, aqueducts, temples, even of its beauty than the Panorama of Constantinople. sewers, are the works of a people great, not in virtue of its moral or imaginative character, but of the magnitude Manual of Juvenile Devotion ; or Prayers and Hymns for and intensity of its practical talent. All that is ornamental, all that is allied to art and poetry in its remains,

Youth. By a Licentiate of the Church of Scotland. is the tribute of conquered nations of more etherial na

Aberdeen. Mitchell. 1831. tures, soaring far above the sphere of these tacticians and A MERITORIOus little book,

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rattling trot, up hill, down dale, and across a ford at the mouth of the Urr, which can only be passed at low water.

At last the horse stopped at the hall-door, and John beTHE BYSTANDER.

gan to bawl most lustily upon the handmaidens to come No. V.

and assist their mistress to dismount. But the stream

of light which issued from the opening door, diffusing A CHAPTER ON DRINKING.

itself far down the avenue, and flashing upwards upon There can be little doubt that there is less hard drink the leaves of the embowering trees, fell upon the form of ing in civilized society now-a-days, than there used to be no mistress., Loud, was the outcry, and instantly the when I was young. Probably this may be one cause why assembled household was out with lanterns and torches temperance societies are so popular. The gallows is not to seek for the lost one," as a sentimental poet might a general favourite with thieves ; and institutions for the have termed her. A column of light rose high in the air as enforcement of sobriety would, we suspect, be looked the phalanx moved along, and their shouts rose higher, and upon with an unfriendly eye among a nation of decided penetrated farther into the night. Carefully did they scan topers.

either side of the road, but no mistress was to be seen. Some phrenologists have suggested an organ of ali- The cold blast hurried by them, bearing on its wings inmentiveness. If their farther research shall establish the termittent bursts of rain. The wallowing sough of the existence of separate organs for the propensities of eating rising tide was heard in the pauses of the blast. Dread and drinking, (and I see no reason why there should not, ful forebodings began to arise in their minds. They since it has been found necessary to supply us with one

were near the ford, and the tide rises upon that coast organ to perceive differences, and another to perceive with a fearful rapidity. Their terror, however, was soon likenesses,) I will take an even bet that the exponent, or dispelled, for, on reaching the bed of the river, they found indicative bump, is much larger in the men of the eight-the good lady stretched upon her back, the small waves eenth than in those of the nineteenth century. Gentle of the swelling water rippling into the corners of her men have positively discovered that it is possible to find mouth as she turned her face from one side to the other, one's way to the drawingroom sober.

exclaiming, in a voice of pettish displeasure"Nae mair, There is something gigantic in the drinking legends of nae mair! Neither het nor cauld.” the last century. The story of “ The Whistle” is known ?, A state of society, in which such incidents were of no as far as the name of Burns reaches. But that drinking- unfrequent occurrence, could not well be remarkable for bout was a mere trifle, although the genius of the poet its polish. There was, indeed, a coarse tone diffused has conferred an undue importance upon it. A well-au- throughout it. The reader must not, however, fancy thenticated story still lingers in the memories of the in- that our fathers were without their redeeming qualities: habitants of the Glen-kens, of a party of jolly friends who There is something in the mere consciousness of elevated kept together carousing for three days and three nights. rank, that communicates dignity and urbanity to a man's At the end of that period one of the party rose, and, not deportment. Whoever feels himself in a situation which withstanding the most pressing solicitations of the land-raises him above the crowd into the gaze of the world, lord, bestowed his parting benediction upon the rest, involuntarily assumes a prouder bearing and a firmer mounted his horse, and rode off. The drink, however, step. Whoever knows that the person addressing him is had in some measure dalled his perceptive faculties ; for conscious of inferiority, seeks to gratify his own self-love, falling from his horse while crossing a brook, he enquired if nothing more, by reassuring timidity by a graceful conat his servant, with the utmost composure, as soon as he descension. If we add to the influence of these circumagain emerged, “ John, what was that?”

stances the good practical education in general enjoyed by It is scarcely fair to tell tales against the fair sex; but the Scottish gentry, we can easily conceive that there was since I have begun to celebrate the prowess of our ances. much high and gentlemanly feeling to be found amid the tors, the amazons among them must not go unsung. Mrs better classes in Scotland.

" the gay gudewife o' Gallowa'," was a lady of When I retrace the adventures of my youth, numerous good family, but rather masculine propensities. Being scenes of the most ludicrous nature recur to me, to which left at no very advanced period of life in the happy state the greater license in drinking gave rise. But in my of widowhood, she managed her property without the aid present mood of mind, two or three spectral reminisof any male assistant, attending the fairs and markets as cences completely overpower them. I could fancy amid regularly as any gentleman in the county. One market-| the stillness of the night that the table at which I last day, a couple of young wags, thinking to play a trick sat with M-_-' was visibly before me. It was during upon the widow, invited her to take a glass of wine. the races at. A small party stuck to the bottle, after The lady birled her bawbee as well as the best of them, the greater part of the gentlemen who dined with us had and, after aiding, glass for glass, in the discussion of sun adjourned to the ball-room. One by one they dropped dry bottles of wine, strutted up the streets with her arms off, and it was far in the morning when I found myself akimbo, as if nothing had happened, leaving one of the alone with M—and S. We were beginning to gentlemen unable to rise from his chair, and the other feel a degree of stupor creeping over us. The unsnuffed with just as much self-command left as enabled him to candles spread a dim light through the apartment. My sidle along the wall, and hold by the lintel of the door, two companions offered a strange contrast. S-- was as he gazed after her in stupid amazement.

a dull, obtuse, good-natured fellow -- one whose sysOnce, however, she was engaged in a more perilous tem converted his drink into a wholesome nutrimenty adventure

. She had been visiting some of her gossips, and throve upon it. M-was already far gone in a and about nightfall her servant John was dispatched, consumption, but habitual dissipation, a naturally bigh mounted on a stout black horse, with a pillion behind spirit, excited yet more by the unnatural levity of that him, to bring home his mistress. The lady was snugly terrible disease, still goaded him to keep up with the seated beside a rousing fire, sipping tea, considerably di- companions of his wild career. He had been married luted with brandy, and naturally in no hurry to encoun- about a year before to a lovely woman, who had already ter a raw and gusty autumnal evening. John and his presented him with a boy. S, who, like most men steed were accordingly allowed to wait for some time at of his calibre, was fond of moralizing over his cups, was the door—a weary interval, which the considerate deni- reading our friend a lecture on his extravagance. Mzens of the kitchen endeavoured to enliven, by administried to parry the dull food of commonplaces which tering to him divers cups of potent ale. To make a long rubbed over his irritable temper like sand-paper. At tale short, by the time the lady mounted, she and John' last he sprang from his seat, rung the bell, ordered the

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He's no humanawatuve,??TOCIMA The venerable' Chairlari then, infa'shott hauruss, 2182 This course de little ging walletu bod capitulated the proceeding vestke" sberety Hiring teha session just about to termimate, ahją "congratulated the 129789'IYA nd grindedliker uiciger, 10 egye !" meeting on the continued prosperity of *We> Society'; 10 But never Icould buth the web Than on the dale. urging all present'tò fóromote' its interests in the ensuing 10 2991818 od duiw girols (9'199 :1ood vacation, so as to enable them to go through their next bases They foughttillskotbloot ved business session with increased energy arid efficiency. * to biloutvalyiwa flood ghed, eid

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Till Duncan fell prostrate and faint on tlie dale.

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Bears not this friend to pot and pan ; That ducks and hens, when he was near,

“ There lie on your ligor,

He stole but now his art is done; Bauld Duncan M'Gregor,"

Loved ducks--his taste for fowls is dead; Says that little bipperty skipperty body,

Had friends-jach gragõed soul is gone ; “ An' if there's another

blad bestretho hörde has fed. In all your Balwhither That's better than you, send him down to the dale."

He loved-but her he loved, a scamp

One evening bore from his embrace ; From that very same day,

Oh !

prone to tramp This queer little, fear-little, mad little body; He danced an' he caper'd,

The rolling seasons, day and night, He bow'd an' he vapour'd,

Sun, moon, and stars, and wind and rain, And carried off Jeanie the flower o' Glendale.

[Tann'd, blighted, batter'd, pour'd downright

On him, but all in vain !
When seven braw seedtimes,
And seven braw breedtimes,

Each gift turn'd up as gipsies find,
Had pass'd over Scotland and sunk on her strand,

Where blear-eyed Sawney found the tongs ; Then Jeanie, lang mourn'd,

He toy'd when tawny dames were kind, In her chariot return'd,

And sang when they loved songs. The queen o' some unkend an' far-away land.

obe, th The coat and breeches which' he wore, She had twenty brave Norsemen,

-38The brimless hat that bound his brow, And twenty brave horsemen,

Search ye the Cowgate o'er and o'er,
And twenty brave gentlemen cover'd with mail;

There hangs no vestige now
With arms brightly gleaming,
Like sunbeams a-streaming,

The annals of the gipsy race
What think you of Jeanie the Power of Glendale?

"Ihan this, you'll find no other traceShe came and pass'd over,

Once lived poor tinkler Dan,..
And deign'd not to hover
Around the loved home of her youth and her joy ;

A meteor to gaze at,
Whose brilliance betrays it,

LITERARY CHIT-CHAT AND VARIETIES.
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iti of For something unreal, a garnish'd decoy. For where was her dwelling,

MAJOR Ricketts is preparing for publication a narrative of the No tongue has been telling,

Ashantee War, including the particulars of the capture and mas Or where her dwarf husband her splendour maintains;

sacre of Sir Charles M'Carthey, &c. &c. Some say from a fountain,

LONDON. Lord Jolin Russell and Washington Irving supported On breast of the mountain,

the Lord Mayor, in the chair, at the anniversary of the Printers'

Pension Society.-Two eminent Qurang-Outangs have just arri. Each seventh September he flies his domains.

ved, and will be " At Hope" in a few days at the Egyptian Hall.

- A number of able artists have united to form the new Society But that he's a creature,

of Painters in Water Colours, announced some time ago as in con. Beyond human nature,

templation. It is intended to wpen the fitst exhibition next spring. Bold Duncan M.Grigor is said to have sworn;

Her Majesty has taken the society under her immediate patron.

age. -The Cambrian Concert touk place at Freemasons' Hall on A dwarf or a spirit,

Wednesday was a week. The music consisted chiefly of Welsh That did not inherit

inelodies. One great object of the society is to keep alive an inteOne germ of a creature that ever was born,

rést in the ancient British language.-The Duke of Sussex having been prevented, by a sprained ankle, from presiding at the annual distribution of prizes awarded by the Society of Arts, his place was supplied by Joseph Hume.

LETTER FROM WESTHOUSES -- In the farther iutersection of the THE POETIC MIRROR.

mine of which I spoke in my last cominunication, another fossil tree has been discovered, which, although of less ample dimensions, is in other respects exactly similar, and is nearly at the same depth

below the surface. The area of the great coal-field in which these Montgomery.

remains are found may be in its extremo length about 100 miles, Past what our parish record scans,

from St Andrews in Fife, to its termination westward at Ayr, and

in its greatest brealth 4 or 50, from the range of the Ochil mouil. There lived a man, and who was he?

tains to its southeru termination, where it rests on the tertian Mortal! if bred to mending pans,

and secondary rocks of the Soutra and Morpeth range. Through. That youth resembled thee!

out this field vegetable indentations and fossil remains are every

where found, more or less perfect, and in more or less abundance; Unknown the hovel of his birth,

bat they are mosteommon in that portion of the coal which comes

into iminedinte contact with the cocondary, ocks; for in all the The dykeside where he died unknown

area described, intervening ranges of Hese rocks rise abruptly, His name hath perish'd from the earth,

Bu su intorsectiug the coal field, and limiting its dimensions on all sides, This truth survives alone :

so that its breadth is often less than 20 iniles. Entirely beyond its

limits two detached forinations are found, at Sanquhar, in Dum.

mag inarten # 10 fries.shire, and Brorhg 11 Sutherland Afre. At this last-mentioned Alternate vanish'd from the loans; "tylsur place the misst rotarkable nppearancés bf indentations and fossil

remains deur that I have saunywhero seen. Marine shells hare His bliss and woe, roast fowl, small beer plan

been found very perfect, and of great variety ; and what was still Oblivion hid the bones.

more remarkable, stones, apparently rounded by the action of wa

ter, and, to all'appearance, the debris of the adjacent mountain The tatter'd coat, the old straw hat,

rocks, were found imbedded in the strats, sometimes weighing

five or six hundred weight, and as entire as marble in soft clay. The breeches pepper'd at the knees ;

So perfect are the fossil remains, that when the miners have eat They say that he was round and fat,

what they call a long wall of 50 or 60 yards, it often presents au His eyes were hid in grease.

appearance of a row of barrels set on end-Jas. MILLER,

A COMMON LOT.

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