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prospect of bidding an eternal farewell to 'so frightful an! The first occasion on which he distinguished himself was apparition, and gladly allowed himself at the dark hour of this :- His regiment being encamped on the heights above midnight, to be led to the calf's grave, when the ghost, after
fter | Alexandria, a detachment of Austrians, from the vale of Belbo, again renewing his charge anent the lifting of the bones,
were ordered to attempt a surprise, and marched against them Fanished with a hideous howl into an adjoining thicket,
during the night. The weather was stiriny, and the French
had no notion any Austrians were so near them. Human sus. while poor Reid was left to escape from his terrible situa
picion, in short, was asleep, and the camp in danger. But tion the best way he could Next day he reported the cir- Moustache was on the alert; walking his rounds, as usual, with cumstance to the minister, who, with the elders, and almost his nose in the air, he soon delected the greasy Germans. all the other parishioners, proceeded to lift the bones which Their knapsacks, full of sourcrout and rancid cheese, betrayed they, with due solemnity, removed and buried in the them to his sagacity. He gave the alarm, and these foul churchyard. Both the laird and his man were present, and feeders turned tail immediately,-a thing Moustache never did. saw and heard what passed, with no small satisfaction at
Next morning it was resolved, nem. con. that Moustache had the success of their stratagem. All the bones except the
deserved well of his country. The Greeks would have voted shanks were decayed, having been buried many years. The li
him a statue; the Romans would have carried him in triumph, minister said, “ He had been a strong man,” and added,
like the geese of the Capitol. But Moustache was hailed with
1: a more sensible sort of gratitude. He would not have walked “but the strongest may be overpowered.” “I wonder," three yards, poor fellow, to see himself cast in plaster ; and he said one of the elders, “ how the skull is not to be seen, for liked much better to tread on his own toes than to be carried I have known the skull to be quite whole when no other breast high on the finest hand-barrow that ever came out of the bone was to the fore ; surely his head has been made away hands of the carpenter. The colonel put his name on the roll with.” “No," said William Reid ; “ for the ghaist told me it was published in a regimental order, that he should hencehe was brought down by the help of a dog, and then mur- forth receive the ration of a grenadier per diem-aud Moustache dered with a stick.” The murmurings about the absence was "le
was “le plus heureux des chiens.”ť of the skull raised a fear in the minds of the laird and his
He was now cropped à la militaire,-a collar, with the name man, that the whole affair would be discovered to be an
of the regiment, was hung round his neck, and the barber had
orders to comb and share hiin opce a-week. imposture; and to prevent this, they, on the same day, pro- Froin this time Moustache was certainly a different animal. cured a skull from the kirkyard, and laid it down near the | Iu fact be became 80 proud, that he could scarcely pass any of place whence the bones were lifted. The Ghaist again ap- his canine brethren without lifting his leg. peared that night to Reid, and told him that a bone had! In the mean time, a skirmish occurred, in which Aloustache teen left, which, for his future peace, he must go back and had a new opportunity of shewing himself. It was here that find. Accordingly next day the skull was found, and laid | be received his first round,-it, like all the rest, was in front. boide the bones of the calf in the kirk yard of Mortlach.
He received the thrust of a bayonet in his left shoulder, and with When Charlie bad finished his story, my father exclaim
difficulty reached the rear. The regimental surgeon dressed ed, “ Weel, if that be true, mony a'ane has been frighten
the wound which the Austrian steel had inflicted. Moustache rd for naething.” “There is no fear of its being true,” said
suffered himself to be treated secundum artem, and remained
in the same attitude, during several entire days, in the InCharlie, “for Sandy Roy told it to me the night before he
firmary. went to Germany with the 42d regiment, and from whom
He was not yet perfectly restored when the great battle of wuld you hear it better than from the Glaist himself ?” Marengo took place. Lanie as he was, he could not keep away
frum so grand a scene. He marched, always keeping close to MOUSTACHE, A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH.
the banner, which be had learned to recogoize among a hun
dred ; and, like the fifer of the great Gustavus, who whistled ARMA CANEMQUE CANO!
all through the battle of Lutzen, Moustache never gave over MOUSTACHE Was Born at Falaise, in Normandy, as nearly as
barking until evening closed upon the combatants of Marengo. can be ascertaiued, in or about the month of September, 1799.
The sight of the bayonets was the only thing that kept hin The family being nomerous, he was sent, at the age of six
from rushing personally upon the Austrians ; but his good furmonths, to Caen to push his own fortunes, and was received
tune at last presented him with an occasion to do something. into the house of an eminent grocer, where he was treated in the
A certain German corporal had a large pointer with him, kindest manner.
and this rash animoal dared to shew itself in advance of the But, strolling about the town one day, not long after his ar.
raoks. To detect him, to jump upon him and to seize binn rival, he happened to come upon the parade of a company of
by the throat-all this was, on the part of Moustache, oply a grenadiers who had just received the route for Italy. They
mouvement à la Française. The German, being strong and were brilliantly equipped,- their spirits were high-and their
bulky, despised to flipch, and a fierce struggle ensued. A musdrums loud. Moustache was fired on the instant with a por
ket-ball interrupted them ; the German dog fell dead on the tion of their fine enthusiasm. He cut the grocer for ever, slunk
spot; and Moustache, after a moment of bewilderment, put up quietly out of the town, and joined the grenadiers ere they
his paw, and discovered that he had lost an ear. He was puzzled hard marched an hour.
for a little, but soon regained the line of his regiment ; and He was dirty-he was tolerably ugls-but there was an in
Victory having soon after shewn herself a faithful goddess, ate telligence, a sparkle, a brightness about his eye that could not
his supper among his comrades with an air of satisfaction that be overlocked. “ We have not a single dog in the regiment,"
spoke plainer than words,"When posterity talk of Moustache, said the petit tambour, "and, at any rate, he looks as if he
it will be said, That dog also was at Marengo." cauld forage for himself." The drum-major, having bis pipe in
I think it has already been observed, that Moustache owned bis mouth, nodded assent; and Moustache attached himself to
no particular master, but considered himself as the dog of the the baod.
whole regiment. In truth, he had almost an equal attachment The recruit was soon found to be possessed of considerable
for every one that wore the French uniform, and a sovereign tact, and even talent.
Trades peoHe already fetched and carried to ad
contempt to boot for every thing in plain clothes. miration. Ere three weeks were over he could not only stand
ple and their wives were dirt in bis eyes, and whenever he did with as erect a back as any private in the regiment, but shoulder
not think himself strong enough to attack a stranger, he ran bis musket, act sentipel, and keep time in the march. He was
away from him. a gay soldier, and of course lived from paw to mouth ; but,
He had a quarrel with his grenadiers, who, being in garloog ere they reached the Alps, Moustache bad contrived to cul
rison, thought fit to chain Moustache to a sentry-box. He tirate a particular acquaintance with the messman of his com
could not endure this, and took the first opportunity to escape
" to a body of chasseurs, who treated him with more respect. pany,a step which he had no occasion to repeat. He endured the fatigues of Mont St. Bernard with as good
“ The sun of Austerlitz" found him with his chasseurs. In grace as any veteran in the army, and they were soon at no
the heat of the action he perceived the ensign who bore the great distance from the enemy, Moustache by this time had
colours of his regiment surrounded by a detachment of the become quite familiar with the sound not only of drums, but of
enemy. He flew to his rescue-barked like ten furies--did teusketry; and even seemed to be inspired with new ardour as
everything he could to encourage the young officer--but all in be approached the scene of action.
vain. The gentleman suuk, covered with a hundred wounds;
but not before, feeling himself about to fall, he had wrapt his This story, published in Janus, is taken, but not translated, from
body in the folds of the standard. At that moment the cry of the anecdotes du dis-nucurieme siecle.
+ The happiest of dogs,
victory reached his ear : he echoed it with his last breath, and intended going to Jedburgh; “ And what business hae ye at his generous soul took its Aight to the abode of heroes. Three
Jeddart P” says Wull. “Oh," says the gentleman, “I am going Austrians had already bit the dust under the sword of the ensign, but five or six still remained about him, resolved not to to attend the Circuit Court; but my feet have failed me on quit it until they had obtained possession of the colours he had the road." And observing a pony in the farm-yard, he said, su nobly defended. Moustache, meanwhile, had thrown him
i “That's a bit nice pony of your's ;-is it to sell ?_would ye
h self on bis dead comrade, and was on the point of being pierced with balf-a dozen bayonets when the fortune of war came to
like to part with it?” “A wad'na' care," Wull says ; " bat his relief. A discharge of grape-shot swept the Austrians into ma brother Geordy, he's the farmer; and he's at Selkirk the oblivion. Moustache inissed a paw, but of that he thought no
day. But if we could get a guid price for't, a daresay we thing. The moment be perceived that he was delivered from his assailants, he took the staff of the French banner in bis teeth, might part wi't." " What do you ask for it?" says the and endeavoured all he could to disengage it. But the poor eo stranger. “Ma brother," quoth Wull, " says it's a thing sign had griped it so fast in the moment of death, that it was impossible for him to get it out of his hands. The end of it
we hae nae use for, and if we could get ought of a wiselike was, that Moustache tore the silk from the cane, and returned price for't, it would be as weel to let it gang." to the camp limping, bleeding, and laden with this glorious There were only two words to the bargain, the gentleman trophy.
and Wull agreed. Says the gentleman, “ By the way, I canSuch an action merited honours ; nor were they denied. The old collar was taken from him, and General Laoney ordered a not pay you to-night, but if you have any hesitation about red ribbon to replace it, with a little copper-medal, on which me, my name is HENRY BROUGHAM, and I refer you to the were inscribed these words :-“Il perdit une jambe à la bat.
Earl of Buchan, or Mr. George Currie of Greenhead, who taille d'Austerlitz, et sauva le drapeau de son regiment."! On the reverse:-“ Moustache, chien Français : qu'il soit partout will satisfy you :"-It will be observed that the places of respecté et cheri comme un brave." Mean time it was found |
residence of this nobleman, and Henry's brother advocate, necessary to amputate the shat'ered limb. He bore che operation without a murmur, and limped with the air of a bero.
Mr. Currie, were in the neighbourhood. On this reference, As it was very easy to know him by his collar and medal, without making any inquiry, honest Wull immediately gave orders were given, that at whatever mess he should happen to the gentleman the pony with the necessary trappings. present himself, he should be welcomed en camarade; and thus he continued to follow the army. Having but three paws and
Wull being a man of orderly habits, went early to bed ; one ear, he could lay small claims to the name of a beauty : and next morning when the business of the farm called him · nevertheless, he had his little affairs of the heart. Faithful in
and Geordy together, says Wull to Geordy, “ Ye was unco every thing to the character of a French soldier, Moustache was volatile, and found as many new mistresses as quarters.
late in coming hame last night ;-Aw selt the powny." At the battle of Essling, he perceived a vidette of his own " And wha did you sell it to ?” says Geordy. “Oh, to a species; it was a poodle. Moustache rushed to the combat ; but
young gentleman.” “ And what did ye get fort ?" Wall O, tender surprise! the poodle was a
Mure happy than Tancred, who had not wit enough to recognize his Clorinda,
having mentioned the price,~"My faith," says Geordy, “ye Moustache in a single instant found his martial ardour subside hae selt it weel.” “ But," says Wull, “ a did na' get the into transports of another description. In a word, he seduced
siller.” “ You d d idiot, ye did na'gie away the powny the fair enemy, who deserted with him to the French camp, where she was received with every consideration.
without getting the siller fort; wha was he?" "Oh, he This attachment lasted the best part of a year. Moustache ca'd himsel' Henry Brougham, and he said if a had any appeared before his comrades in the new capacity of a father ;)
eri jealousin' about him, that the Earl of Buchan, or George and the Moll Flagons of the regiment took great care of his off. spring. Moustache seemed to be happy. His temper was ac- Currie, advocate, Greenhead, would say he was guid enough quiring a softer character. But one day a chasseur, mistaking for the money. Oh, he was an honest-looking lad ; a could his dog no doubt, hit him a chance blow with the flat side of bis sabre. Moustache, piqued to the beart, deserted, abandoning
hae trusted ony thing in his hand.” Geordy's temper beat once his regiment and bis family. He attached himself to came quite ungovernable at Wull's simplicity. After the some dragoons, and followed them into Spain.
whole Southern Circuit was finished, there was no word of He continued to be infinitely useful in these new campaigns. He was always first up and first dressed. He gave notice the payment, and Wull's life became quite miserable at Geordr's moment any thing struck him as suspicious ; he barked at the incessant grumbling and taunting ; the latter ever and anon least noise, except during night-marches, when he received a
repeating, “ What a
d d idiot Wull was to gie the beast hint that secrecy was desirable. At the affair of the SierraMurena, Moustache gave a signal proof of bis zeal and skill, by
without the money till a man he kend naething about ;” and bringing home in safety to the camp the horse of a dragoon who the other as pertinaciously insisting, “ that he (the gentleman) had had the misfortune to be killed. How he had managed it
was an honest looking man, there was nae fear o' him." no one could tell exactly ; but he limped after bim into the camp ; and the moment he saw him in the hands of a soldier,
In the course of six weeks an order came for the payment turned and flew back to the field.
of the steed. “L- d," says Wull, “ did na a tell ye Moustache was killed by a cannon-ball, on the 11th of March,
he was an honest man, a kend by the look o' him." 1911, at the taking of Badajoz. He was buried on the scene of his last glories, collar, medal, and all. A plain stone served him
From that moment Wull stood eminently high in for a monument ; and the inscription was simply,
Geordy's eyes; and while the one chuckled at his penetra. “ CY GIT LE BRAVE MOUSTACHE."
tion of character, the other was no less humbled at having ORIGINAL ANECDOTE OF HENRY BROUGHAM. called his superior judgment in question. For the Schoolmaster.
William Hall is still alive, and there is not a prouder In the year 18-, as Wull, or William Hall, then overseer man in Britain's Isle, than he is, when he relates the little of the farm of Sunderland, in Selkirkshire, Scotland, the incident in his life, of which the present LORD CHANCELlabours of the day being over, was leaning against the dyke LOR of Great Britain forms the hero. of the farm yard, a young gentleman of genteel appearance came up to him, wished him good evening, and observed A SCOTCH GENTLEMAN AND REPUBLICAN.-Laing the that the country here looked beautiful. The two getting
historian has celebrated the character of Fletcher of Sal.
toun, which is thus dashed off in a few masterly strokes by into conversation, Hall, who was a talkative lad, after a few
Mackay :-“ He is a gentleman steady in his principles; observations, asked him where he was ga'in ?" He said he
of nice honour; brave as the sword he wears, and bold as a
| lion; would lose his life readily to serve his country, and 1 He lost a leg in the battle of Austerlitz; and saved the colours of his regiincnt,
would not do a base thing to save it."
plies much more properly to that of the human species,
where even the sight of fuids often produces violent spasms (FROM A PAPER IN THE WESTMINSTER REVIEW.) in the throat; the contraction has been so great that it Hydrophobia in man is of rare occurrence. During the
has been found impossible to swallow, notwithstanding the last thirty years only six or eight cases have been known at
earnest wish of the patient to do so. That a dog should Bartholomew's Hospital, and among twenty persons, who
| be called mad in consequence of having the symptoms at one time were bitten, only one had the disease ; so that
referred to above, is a sad error of language, and leads to the exceptions from the effects of this supposed virulent poi.
the many absurd opinions which depend upon this term ; son, here seem to form the rule, whilst the observance of
we must consider, however, that the moment such an idea the usual laws of cause and effect, if the received theory of
centers into the head of any person (who has a tongue also), hydrophobia be a true one, are very rare; not more fre.
the alarm of a mad dog is echoed far and wide; the poor quent than one in twenty! It is said, that there are ten
| animal is hunted about till its frightened condition gives animals besides the human species, that are susceptible of
it the appearance of wildness or madness. There are few this disease. They are the dog, wolf, fox, and the cat; the.
people who have not, at one time of their lives, felt the horse, ass, mule, cow, sheep, and pig. The first four only
terror inspired by either seeing or hearing of such an anias it is pretended, have the power of communicating it.
mal in their neighbourhood. Men may call a certain disThe mysterious and capricious agency with which, among
ease canine madness if they will; our position is, that this the human species, hydrophobia has hitherto appeared to
disease is not to be communicated to other animals by a select its victims, has been one fearful adjunct in the ca.
bite, but by the usual manner in which other diseases that talogue of its horrors. It has set at defiance all the laws
are called infectious are communicated. It may be by which we reason, either from experience or analogy.
as infectious among animals, as the disease called the By some unknown spell it has seemed to seize upon its
distemper among dogs is considered to be ; or, possibly, it unhappy choice, and to have exerted its baneful influence
may be an epidemic : either supposition will account for peculiarly over the powers of his mind. But on a short
the fact, that dogs in the same neighbourhood have freexamination, the solution of the enigma presented itself.
quently had this disease, when there has been an almost, As far as we know, it has never occurred to any one to
if not an absolute certainty that they have not been bitsuppose, that the cause of this direful malady originates
ten. In conclusion, we state, that the saliva of the soin the nature and shape of the wound, and not from any
called rabid animal has no poisonous quality. The disvirulent matter injected into it. A wound made with a
ease named hydrophobia in man is caused by the injury of frointed instrument, a nail for instance, in the hand or
a nerve. When fatal effects occur, there are accidental foot, has not unfrequently been followed by tetanus; and
circumstances attending the wound; and as they more the same consequences have succeeded a wound where the
frequently follow punctured wounds than others, the Derve has been injured, without being divided. It de.
teeth of a dog are as likely to produce them as any thing serves particular notice, that the only four animals that
else, and the reason why every bite is not succeeded by the are said to have the power of communicating this malady
same consequences is, because no nerve is injured so as have teeth of a similar form. They would make a deeply
to produce the appalling nervous excitement that has repunctured wound, which is precisely the kind of wound
ceived the name of hydrophobia. A witch! the plague ! which more often than any other is the herald of tetanus.
and a mad dog! behold the trinity which long held the Though the symptoms of hydrophobia have hitherto been
dominion of fear over mankind. The days of the first per. considered somewhat to differ from tetanus, they agree
son in this trio are at an end : scarcely can any one be in their principal characteristics; in being spasmodic, in
found to pay her homage. The plague, though no trifle, peculiarly affecting the muscles of the throat, and, in short,
is viewed with less horror, because its nature is better an. in producing the same great excitement in the whole ner
derstood, and it may be, at all events, avoided by not en. vons system. A more attentive examination of the subject
tering the fatal locality. A mad dog still exercises a fearwill perhaps show, that the symptoms of each disease are
ful influence over almost all the thinking as well as un. more exactly similar than has hitherto been imagined;
thinking portions of society; but the star of his ascendancy and that they have been modified only by the peculiar con
may be on the decline, and perhaps the little that has stitution of the patient. All that is meant here to be as.
been here said on the subject may contribute to hasten his serted, i3, that there is nothing in the symptoms of the one
sinking below our horizon. How much of anguish-how disease which has not, in its general character, been found
much of apprehension-may be disposed of by the reinoval in the symptoms of the other. Immense quantities of opium
of unfounded fears; and in this effort to dispel them, we can be borne by those labouring under either disease with
anticipate the cordial co-operation of others. out the usual effects. Excision is said to be the only re REGIMENTAL SOUP.-The village where Lord Towns. medy in both diseases; and in each it is equally powerless end's brigade was quartered on this occasion, had been after the nervous excitement has once commenced. The occupied two days before by the French as an hospital; horrible custom is said not to be yet entirely exploded of and it appeared, that to expedite the interment of their mothering the unhappy sufferer between two feather beds, dead, they had thrown them into the well of the village. from the fear that he may communicate the disease by When the soup was served up, a universal complaint was biting those around him. It has sometimes happened, made of its horrid taste; and, although soldiers on a march that under the influence of extreme terror, the poor wretch have seldom an opportunity of indulging in gastronomic has, in his agony, begged to be prevented from injuring fancies, it was agreed on this occasion that some inquiry his attendants; but we have never known of any instance should be made into the cause which made their meal so where an inclination to bite has been exhibited. Hydro. unpalatable, when it was speedily traced to the corrupted phobia is no more the necessary consequence of a bite than state of the water in the well. The discovery was sufficient blindness is. One word on the hydrophobia of animals, to stay the appetite of most of the company; but among and particularly as it appears in the dog; he is more often the number present was old Major Hume, of the 25th the subject of the disease, and his domestic habits bring him Foot, then known as the Edinburgh regiment, who had been more under our observation. There seems to be scarcely a soldier from his infancy, and had served with distinction the slightest resemblance between any of the symptoms of at Fontenoy and Dettingen. After so many campaigus, he the hydrophobia of man and those of the brute creation. had no doubt often been exposed to fare on viands not The dog, under the influence of his disease, generally ap- perhaps the most delicate; and when the company had Jean dull and out of spirits, and snaps at any person or broken up in a most admired disorder, he proceeded with thing near him. His aversion to fluids is by no means characteristic indifference to finish his dinner, exclaiming universal_he has very frequently been known to drink a with an oath, that the soup was good, and that it would have short time before death; so that the horror of water does been better if the whole French army had been in it. not form a characteristic symptom of his malady. It ap- -Campbell's Memoirs.
COLUMN FOR THE LADIES.
sessed over European states-namely, the absence of coun.
try gentlemen and of a church establishment; for to the FEMALE DRESS.
absence of these the Americans attribute a large portion of About a century ago Rousseau was preaching to women the very great degree of comfort they enjoy. If I under. on this subject of dress, in almost the words of the Phreno stand this lady's principles correctly, they are strictly epi. logical Journal now. There was an interregnum in the curean. She contends, that mankind have nothing what. reign of stays for about the first twenty years of this century, ever to do with any but this tangible world ; that the sole but the restoration seems to be followed, like other restora and only legitimate pursuit of man, is terrestrial happi. tions, with greater tyranny than before. " It is well ness; that looking forward to an ideal state of existence, known," says Rousseau, “ that a loose and easy dress con diverts his attention from the pleasures of this life, destroys tributes much to give both sexes those fine proportions of all real sympathy towards his fellow-creatures, and renders body, which are observable in the Grecian statues, and him callous to their sufferings. However different the which serve as models to our present artists ; nature being theories of other systems may be, she contends that the too much disfigured among us to afford them any such. practice of the world, in all ages and generations, shows The Greeks knew nothing of those Gothic shackles, that that this is the effect of their inculcation. These are alarmultiplicity of ligatures, and bandages, with which our ming doctrines ; and when this lady made her debut in bodies are compressed. Their women were ignorant of public, the journals contended that their absurdity was too the use of whalebone stays, by which ours distort their gross to be of any injury to society, and that in a few shape, instead of displaying it. This practice, carried to so months, if she continued lecturing, it would be to empty great length as it is in England, must in time degenerate benches. the species, and is an instance of bad taste. Can it be a The editor of The New York Courier and Enquirer pleasing sight to behold a woman cut in two in the middle, and she have been in constant enmity, and have never failed as it were like a wasp?* On the contrary it is as shocka denouncing each other when opportunity offered. Miss ing to the eye, as painful to the imagination. A fine Wright sailed from New York for France, where she still shape like the limbs, hath its due size and proportion: a remains in the month of July, 1830 : and previous to her diminution of which is certainly a defect. Such a defor-departure delivered an address, on which the New York mity also would be shocking in a naked figure; where
Enquirer makes the following observations:fore then should it be esteemed a beauty in one that is
“The parting address of Miss Wright at the Bowery dressed !" Rousseau may be content with having emancipa
Theatre, on Wednesday evening, was a singular mélange ted the limbs of infancy from Gothic trammels and liga. of politics and impiety, eloquence and irreligion, bold in. tures, and may leave the ladies in peace to scold Janet vective and electioneering slang. The theatre was very Macdonald for not having tougher stay.laces. Lately much crowded, probably three thousand persons being presome young men in America resolved that they would not sent; and what was the most surprising circumstance of marry the wasp-waisted girls, and were very properly
the whole, is the fact, that about one half of the audience answered, that when they left off drinking and smoking, were females respectable females. the ladies would not longer insist upon becoming “small" " When Fanny first made her appearance in this city by such rapid degrees. Admiration of the wasp-waist is as a lecturer on the new order of things,' she was very confined, like that for a fine gown, to the sex themselves. little visited by respectable females. At her first lecture in Men at most forgive a blemish, which staymakers' ap
the Park Theatre, about half-a-dozen appeared; but these prentices only can consider as a beauty.
soon left the house."
Mr. Ferrall notices, that this lady had organized in New MISS WRIGHT+ THE POLITICAL APOSTLE.
York, associations similar to our Trades Unions. These
held different doctrines, some being much the same as our From Ferrall's Ramble in the United States. own Spenceans. Some of the objects sought are unexcep. The person of Frances Wright is tall and commanding ;
tionable. A just compensation for labour. Abolishing her features are rather masculine, and the melancholy cast
imprisonment for debt. A general system of education; which her countenance ordinarily assumes, gives it rather a
including food, clothing, and instruction, equal for all, at harsh appearance ; her dark chestnut hair hangs in long
the public expense, without separation of children from graceful curls about her neck; and when delivering her parents. Exemption from sale, by execution, of mechanics' lectures, her appearance is romantic and unique.
tools and implements, sufficiently extensive to enable them She is a speaker of great eloquence and ability, both as to carry on business. to the matter of her orations and the manner of their de
| The New York Enquirer appears to have suffered great livery. The first sentence she utters rivets your attention ; a
n. alarm from her invasion. It says her doctrines, and opinions, and, almost unconsciously, your sympathies are excited,
and philosophy, appear to have made much greater progress and you are carried on by the reasonings and the cloquence
in the city than we ever dreamt of. Her servid eloquence of this disciple of the Gardens. The impression made on
her fine action_her soprano-toned voice-her bold and the audience assembled on that occasion was really won
daring attacks upon all the present systems of society-and derful. Once or twice, when I could withdraw my atten
particularly upon priests, politicians, bankers, and aristo. tion from the speaker, I regarded the countenances of those
crats, as she calls them, have raised a party around her of around me, and certainly never witnessed any thing more
considerable magnitude, and of much fervour and enthu. striking. The high-wrought interest depicted in their
siasm." faces, added to the breathless silence that reigned throughout the building, made the spectacle the most imposing I
“ The present state of things in this city, says the ever beheld. She was the Cumxan Sybil delivering ora
Enquirer, to say the least of it, is very singular. A bold cles and labouring under the inspiration of the God of Day.
| and eloquent woman lays siege to the very foundations of This address was chiefly of a political character, and she
society, intlames and excites the public mind, declaims took care to flatter the prejudices of the Americans, by oc
with vehemence against everything religious and orderly. casionally recurring to the advantages their country pos
She avows that her object is a thorough and radical reform and change in every relation of life-even the dearest and
most sacred. Father, mother, husband, wife, son, and * We also have the variety sand-glass,-made by the squeezing in of stout girls, to whom nature has denied the power of waspifying.
daughter, in all their delicate and endearing relationships, + This lady, originally from Glasgow, or educated there, made a con. are to be swept away equally with clergymen, churches, siderable noise in this country before going to America. Extremes Ineet. She was the friend or patroness of Mrs. Trollope. Hazlitt, in
banks, parties, and benevolent societies. Hundreds and speaking of Edward Irving, gives the true key to what is called success hundreds of respectable families, by frequenting her lec. in such eccentric courses as that adopted by Frances Wright. Had tures, give countenance and currency to these startling prine Mr. Irving, he says, been a little man, with a thin small voice, and a wig, or lanky hair in small quantity, no one would have looked at him
ciples and doctrines." a second time.
| It is probable that Miss Wright is already forgotten by
all but a remnant of her disciples. There is an immense waggon, at a time (by which much grain is frequently lost,) ballasting of sober sense and sound principle in Britain and the stake, with the whole of its contents, is taken up, put America. The apostle generally long outlives the influ into the cart and carried to the barn-yard. ence of his creed.
“ When the crop is all carried home, the stakes are col.
lected and laid aside to be similarly applied the succeeding TIXCTURE OF Roses. Take the leaves of the common year; and when they are carefully kept during the period rose, or cabbage rose, place them, without pressing them, they are not in use, they will last twenty or thirty years. in a bottle, pour some good spirits of wine upon them, I have known many farmers residing in the plains of Sweclose the bottle, and let it stand until it is required for use. den, where wood is extremely scarce, who rather than be This tincture will keep for years and yield a perfume, without such preservatives of their crop, choose to purchase little inferior to attar of roses ; a few drops of it will suf them at a dear rate, and transport them thirty or forty fice to impregnate the atmosphere of a room with a deli. miles to their possessions. Indeed the practice of staking cious odour. Common vinegar is greatly improved by a the grain is there so general, and so beneficial, that the very small quantity being added to it.
number of stakes used is often taken notice of when a lot
of land is offered for sale." METHOD OF DRYING CORN IN SHEAVES IN
THE GLEANER. which induces us, for the benefit of all whom it may
Fox AND GOOSE.-The Duchess of Marlborough, at concern. to publish the following method, communicated her evening conversations, occasionally covered her head by Mr. Stevens of this city, to the Journal of Agriculture :
with a handerchief, and was then supposed to be asleep. * The simplest method for securing the crop after, cutting
| She was in that state one evening, at a time which she was it down, from being damaged by standing long in stooks
much displeased with her grandson, then Mr. John Spencer, on the ground, is that universally practised by the agri
for acting, as she conceived, under the influence of Mr. Fox, culturists in the woody parts of Siveden and Norway, and
whose name being mentioned, she exclaimed, “ Is that the which never fails in completely protecting at least nine
Fox that stole my Goose ?” tenths of the grain from growing in the sheaf, as well as
In one of the latest days of Fox, the conversation turned the straw, from any serious injury.
on the comparative wisdom of the French and English cha. “ In those districts, every farmer provides as many “ sädes
racter. "The Frenchman," it was observed, “ delights stör," corn stakes (i. e. stakes for drying the grain on,) as
himself with the present ; the Englishman makes himself will be necessary for the quantity of his growing crop.
anxious about the future. Is not the Frenchman the They are generally made of young white pines, 8 feet long,
et long, wiser ?” “ He may be the merrier,” said Fox ; “but did about 14 inch diameter at the top, and 4 inches at the bot
you ever hear of a savage who did not buy a mirror in pretom. The upper end is pointed, to admit the sheaf passing
ference to a telescope ?” easily down over it, and the lower end is likewise pointed
USE OF PERIWIGS.-A barber of Northamptonshire had to facilitate its being fixed in the ground.
on his sign this inscription :-“Absolam, hadst thou worn “When a field of grain is ready for the sickle, the stakes
a periwig thou hadst not been hanged;" which a brother of are conveyed to the spot, and, as the reapers proceed with
the craft versified :their work, the stakes are put up in rows behind them, in
Oh, Absolam, oh, Absolam! the same manner, and at the same distance from each other,
Oh, Absolam my son! as is common in stooking the crop. A man, with the as
If thou hadst worn a periwig sistance of an iron, crow, or spit, will set up five hundred
Thou hadst not been undone! of these in a day. The next operation is to put the sheaves! THE DRAYMAN AND THE SOLDIER.--A few days ago on the stakes. This is performed by raising the first sheaf a drayman was brutally lashing one of his horses. A Life up to the top of the stake, and passing it with the root-Guardsman interfered. “ Arn't you ashamed," said he, a to ends downwards to the ground, the stake being kept as lash the animal? You have no right to whip him in that nearly as possible in the middle of the sheaf; the sheaf manner !” “ Why that's true," replied the fellow, “ for the thus stands perpendicular, and round the stake. The beast isn't paid a shilling a day to be whipped as you are !" second sheaf is fixed on the stake in an inclined position The Life-Guardsman walked on.-Asmodeus in London. with the grain-end sloping a little downwards, the stake It is an extraordinary fact, that chalk has not yet been disa pasaing through the sheaf at the band in a transverse covered in any part of the vast continent of North America inanner, and in that position it is pressed down to the first A POETICAL IDEA.-Mr. Jones, the Indian chief, at 2 Missheat, and thus forms a covering to it. All the other sionary Meeting in London related several amusing anecdotes sheaves are threaded on the stake in a similar way as the of the early intercourse of the Indians with the Whites. He sheaf last put on, keeping them all one above another, with said that when wliisky and rum were first tasted by his red the root-ends facing the south-west to receive as much of
brethren, they cried out; • Oh, how sweet and delicions it is! the sunshine as possible, on account of the greater quantity
I wish my throat had been two miles long, that I might have
tasted it all the way.' of grassy substance which they contain at that end. As
SHEEP-FAKMING.-Throughout, the season has been favour. each sheaf thus acts as a complete covering to the one beneath
able for sheep ; for, though the spring was bleak and late, the it, and as there is only one which can touch the ground,
flocks, for months continuously, had a comfortable bite, and are rain cannot at any time penetrate through them, and it is at present in high condition. The lambing season was got Very rare that any single heads of grain on a stake are well over; doublets were very common, and the mortality, we injured.
believe, lighter than usual. The clip, too, was a good one, ** 1 hare witnessed these operations performed with as much
operations performed with as much and the loss of the fleece, to the animal itself, a benefit rather Expedition as actually attends the common way of setting
than a drawback, amid the heat of the dog-days. the crop in the field in stooks. The number of sheaves put
Cattle.- In some districts the disease called the red-water upon each stake is generally fifteen or sixteen.
bas prevailed to a considerable extent. A simple remedy for
this consists in bleeding freely, and in giving a full grown animal 5 The advantages arising from the above simple manner of
about an English pint of common salt, dissolved in 2 quarts of protecting the crop are many, exclusive of the considera
| warm water. If this is attended to in the first stage of the tion of the grain and straw being preserved in a wholesome disorder, it cenerally
disorder, it generally passes away in 24 hours; but if unnbstate. The farmer by it is enabled to commence reaping served or neglected, strong purgatives and injections should early in the morning while the dew is yet on the grain.
grain. then be tried, though they often prove unavailing. Partial rainy weather does not prevent his operations; he
BRITISH INCOME AND TAXATION. om employ all his people in cutting down the crop before A question is often asked, what proportion of a man's carrying home any part of it; and when he does commence income is taken from him in taxes? Now, the total income carrying it home, not the least particle is shaken out; for of the people of Great Britain may be estimated on data, istead of throwing a single sheaf into the corn cart, or which we have not room to specify. at L.250,000,000.