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luck, and the aid of the barge, to which they must have been very close to have escaped ; the other men must have been drowned immediately on entering the Cascades. The trunks, &c. to which they adhered, and the heavy great coats which they had on, very probably helped to overwhelm them : but they must have gone at all events ; swimming in such a current of broken stormy waves was impossible ; still I think my knowing how to swim kept me more collected, and rendered me more willing to part with one article of support to gain a better; those who could not swim would naturally cling to whatever hold they first got, and of course, many had very bad ones. The Captain passed me above the Cascades, on a sack of woolen clothes, which were doubtless soon saturated and sunk.

The trunk which I picked up, belonged to a young man from Upper Canada, who was one of those drowned ; it contained clothes and about £70 in gold, which was restored to his friends. My own trunk contained, besides clothes, about £200 in gold and bank notes. On my arrival at La Chine, I offered a reward of 100 dollars, which induced a Canadian to go in search of it. He found it some days after, on the shore of an island on which it had been driven, and brought it to La Chine, where I happened to be at the time. I paid him his reward, and understood that above one third of it was to be immediately applied to thepurchase of a certain number of masses which he had vowed, in the event of success, previous to his setting out on the search.

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Varium et mutabile semper.- Virgil.

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THE VILLAGE INN. Hodge.-Sticke to her, Gammer, take her by the head, chil warrant you thisfeaste.

Smyte I saye, Gammer,
Bite I saye, Gainmer,
I trow you wife be keene.
Where be your nayls? claw her by the jaws, pull me out both her eyes.
Gog's bones, Gammer, holde up your heade.

Old Play..... Gammer Gurton's Needle-Lond. 1551. I will not be laughed at now; when I'm, I'm a tiger.

Old Plar..... The Widow-Written by Johnson, Fletcher and Middleton. -And amongst groans, shrieks, cries, curses and exclamations of terror, down came the vehicle. " What a fall was there,

my countrymen," cried the lunatic.

66 Good God! have mercy upon us,” bellowed the horror stricken Mr. Drubbs. Suke, take care of the band-boxes,” vociferated Mrs. Drubbs. Who will say now, that women do not in the most perilous times, think of their finery? thought I. * De tifel, 0! de tifel, we shall all be kilt,” exclaimed the Dutchman, every line of his full face indicating fear and despair; " Let me out first, shentlemen, I'm so pig!”—The reader must suppose all the above exclamations, uttered simultaneously, “while each for himself,” was struggling .might and main' to get out of the dilapidated coach, as fast and by what means he could. The first law of self preservation,' is a mighty instigator to venturous actions, in the moments of eminent danger; and it will not be wondered at, that my German companion whose unwieldy size prevented him from making such leaps, springs, and descents as his fellow passengers, should make a desperate attempt for · dear life. In the hurry, bustle and confusion, unable to effect a retreat by the stage door, the poor man believing it . neck or nothing,' when in reality there was but little cause for alarm, hasi essayed (I trow with some difficulty) to climb out behind the stage, as the only chance, though desperate, for escape; but in his eagerness for safety, he forgot the dictates of prudence, for, as with dangerous haste' he thrust himself out head foremost,' the upper part of his frame, becoming too heavy for the lower part in the stage, he lost his equilibrium, and was coming down on his head by the run,' when extenuing his arms he caught hold of the back springs of the carriage, and with his body out and his feet clenching the back of it, he was loudly vociferating: “Help! help! shentlemens, for the love of Got, help! I will be kilt! help: help! help!" when the male passengers, with myself, came to his assistance. I could not restrain the action of my risible faculties when, placing the poor German on his feet, the idea came into my mind of what an etching for a Ronaldson. It was a long time before the poor man recovered from his fright, muttering as he sat panting on a fence rail, where he placed himself, “ I tink de tifel be got possession of de stage.'

Upon inspection of the stage, the driver informed the passengers that they would be obliged to walk to an Inn, about a mile distant from where we were landed: so we all set out for it. • Well” said Mr. Drubbs, “may I never again, measure a yard of tape, if ever I leave my counter to travel unless the needful makes it necessary for me to do so. It jist sarves us right, what business have we to be aping other folks? Because Mrs. Trumpery had gone too New-York a few days ago, nothing would do but we must go to, and be hanged to it.” What," returned the indignant Mrs. Drubbs, do you, Mr. Drubbs,

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intend to let Mrs. Trumpery have the whip hand of us now?" “ I know this, Mrs. Drubbs, I'll be curst if I'll be sich a fool as I have been ; nothing is in my ears, day by day, but Mrs. Trumpery does this, Mrs. Trumpery does that; if Mrs. Trumpery gives a ball we must have one too, just to show we can do as much. But here we'll stop, I'll have no more overmatching of Mrs. Trumpery--that's flat.” “Why, Mr. Drubbs, don't talk so; you’r beside yourself, I wont bear it-let Mrs. Trumpery, match me! forsooth; no indeed that would be a story to tell 'mongs our 'quaintances! Shure now, she has left New-York for Sarahtogo Springs and Falls of Ninagana, as she gave out 'fore she left Philadelphia, won't you go too ?” “ Mrs. Trumpery." said Drubbs, cowering as he spoke, “ may go to Niragara, Suree-to-gee, or the d—, for what I care ; but I won't follow her, that's


go to New-York, as I am so far, bekase there has been a large arrival of British goods, and I may get some cheap chintz., and vestings; but as for going any further, I'll be cursed if I do.” “ Now hear me, Mr. Drubbs, if Mrs. Trumpery's gone to Ninagana or them there places, I'll go too. It shan't be said, that a vowan who once cleaned handirons should beat me in any thing. Don't we give the best conversassyones, parties and dances; and”-“ La pa! it vould never do to be told"

-" Hold your tongue, saucebox.” At this time Mrs. Drubbs dropped one of the jewels, (i. e. one of her band-boxes) in picking up of which, the upper part of her gown, frock, morning dress, evening dress, walking dress, dishabelle, or whatever appellation such a piece of ladies attire is denominated by, caught in a bramble and tore it from top to toe,' or 'stem to stern' as the sons of Neptune say. Mrs. Drubbs stood still, mute and motionless.—The apt author may depict the looks of a trembling urchin, who having wrong repeated his task, sees bis master repair with creaking shoes and, visage ire,' to the repository of the all sufficient rod,' and then with slow and ominous step approaching to inflict corporal punishment ;—or, of a miser, when as he tells over his concealed horde, and sees one of his golden gods, drop irrecoverably down a cruck ;-or of an old maid, when she sees announced in the public prints, the marriage of a sister grizzle with some young and handsome fortune hunter ;-or of a coquette when she sees that the shafts of railery and sarcasm, which she is levelling at a diflident and inoffensive young man, are not only disregarded by him, but that they fail of exciting even a smile of approbation ;-or of an epicure, when after having been inhaling for some time the delicious odour exhaled from a roasting pair of canvass back ducks, finds to his ineffable chagrin, when they come on the table, that they are charked ;-or of an author who in an obscure corner sees the green curtain drop at the closc of his

play amidst howlings, 1-m's, hisses and declamations of disapprobation :or of a beaux, who while dancing in a cotillion, by accidentally treading on a piece of orange peal, falls prostrate on the ball room floor; or-to speak more feelingly-when the erer unlucky great toe of a gouty septuagerary, like myself, is trodden on by the splay-foot of an awkward servant-but to describe the looks of Mrs. Drubbs would have been beyond the power of Hogarth himself, had he been living. For some time she stood in a state of dumb forgetfulness,' when taking hold of her dilacerated gown, and seeing the extent of her misfortune, she bawld aloud, which the maniac noticing, said “e'en in such drops of rainy sorrow, mourned the dame of Ephesus her love." After her sorrow had taken some vent, she turned to her daughter and in a piteous tone asked, “ Suke, can it be mended?” “ Lord, ma, how you talk-mended! oy its torn from top to bottom.” “Is it-oh!" and unable to bear this addition to her accumulating distress, she again sought relief in a flood of tears. “ Flow on, ye crystal drops," cried the maniac. “ You there, Mr. Stroller, you have little to do I think to be laughing at folks misfortens.“Why to see you thus," returned he, “ would move wild laughter in the throat of death.”—“Sir, sir, I wish I was a man, women"_" are not in their best fortunes strong, and when the shock of rude calamity comes 'cross them, they bend as the frail reed to every blast,” said her antagonist; which however Mrs. Drubbs took no notice of, but addressed herself to her daughter. " But, Suke, only to think it is sich fine muslin-Mr. Drubbs sent all the way to the East Inges for it, worked so pretty at the bottom, sich nice flounces too I had put on it!-well-Well, I never had sich a pack of troubles-oh Lord! oh Lord! it never rains but it pours. I would'nt have Mrs. Trumpery catch me in this here pardicament for the world.” “Yes, ma, the low thing would always be throwing it up to a body.”-At this time we arrived at the Inn, at the head of what was denominated a town, but literally a small village. “ Oh my friendt," said the German, waddling op to the landlord, show me to pet, I am very sick. I shall not trafel for some tays—come, my good friendt, show me to a pet."

In a little while I found myself in a room with Mrs. and Miss Drubbs, and the lunatic. Mrs. Drubbs was lamenting very pathetically her misfortunes, which lament however, we have mercy enough to spare the reader ; when she was interrupted by the entrance of a little, ugly, conceited, chuffy woman. “Mrs. Trumpery!” exclaimed both mother and daughter. “Yes, my dear Mrs. Drubbs, Mr. Trumpery and myself are returning to Philadelphia. I met your dear man, at the door, he told me you were here. Sad accidents have happened to day, I hear -It is certainly very dangerous and inconvenient to travel by stages_indeed I am so put out about it, that Mr. Trumpery says he will purchase a carriage and horses as soon as he returns home, and never travel by coaches no more. To be sure it will cost a pretty penny, but that's neither here nor there. But I declare, Mrs. Drubbs, you look quite flurried, has any thing happened ” “Why, my dear Mrs. Trumpery, the truth is I am almost ashamed to see you, in this pardicament, (showing the rent) but I know you too well to think you will mind it.” - Ha! he! he! not at all, not at all, Mrs. Drubbs-why I do say, it will make an excellent dishabilly.“I think it is not so kind of you Mrs. Trumpery, to call my torn frock an excellent dishabilly.“Dont be flustered, my dear friend,” said Mrs. Trumpery, in that little, malignant manner, which those in the lower classes of life, and not unfrequently many in the higher walks, make use of when they have a supposed advantage over their envied neighbours or acquaintances; “I could not help laughing at your appearance, ha! ha! ha!” “ But let me tell you as how, Mrs. Trumpery, I don't like folks to laugh at my misfortins." “Don't now get into a passion, Mrs. Drubbs, my dear friend, be calm, be cool.” “O'er step not the modesty of nature,” said the lunatic. “I tells you what it is, sich conduct is not like a lady, but it is what I might have expected from you.“And what of me?" cried Mrs. Trumpery enraged in her turn, and starting up with arms a-kimbo. “Why, that your treatment of me is jist like a person who had once been a sarvant ga'al.A sarvant ga'al in your teeth, Mrs. Drubbs—but if I was once a sarvant ga'al, that's as good any day as a fishwoman's dater, as you

" I, a fish woman's dater!cried Mrs. Drubbs, jumping up, and also placing her arms a-kimbo. “Yes, all the world know's it, and that Mr. urabbs used to court you as you were pickling shad.” “ A most foul aspertion,” exclaimed my companion. Actions speak louder than words, and Mistress Drubbs expressed her indignation at this serious allegation, by immediately claping her talons on Mrs. Trumpery's bonnet, which in an instant became a thing of shreds and patches ;' but the next moment saw a good portion of the grizzled hair of Mrs. Drubbs, in the hand of her incensed adversary, when both paused and gazed on each other like the lion hemmed in by foes. Taking advantage of this suspension of the fight, I endeavoured to reconcile the two Megeras, but ineffectually, passion, nay madness had possessed both. With renewed vigour the combat commenced. Mrs. Trumpery's gown fell a prey to the grasp of Mrs. Drubbs. The while, the dutiful Miss Suke was encouraging her mother, by various exclamations, as where was the best place to lay her nails, where to thrust her fist; but although Mrs. Drubbs

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