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MEDICAL SELECTIONS. NO. I. and does not promote digestion so well as wine, beer, or spirits.
On the contrary, pure water is greatly preferable to all brewed
and distilled liquors, both with a view of bracing the digestive A French paper, after enumerating the many cases which organs, and preventing complaints which arise from acrimony have occurred of persoas attacked with cholera having been or fullness of the blood. It is an observation no less imp»rtant buried before they were really deul, in the haste to dispose of than true, that hy attending in rely to a proper diet, a phlegina: the bodies, enumeratrs various signs by which to discover whe- tic habit may frequently be changed into a sanguine one, and ther life is really extinct. It, however, excuses this precipita- the hypochondriac may be so far converted as to become a tim, on the ground that persons attacked with this fatal dis- cheerful and contented member of society. - Dr. Willick on arder are, in some instances, in a state of lethargy, which may Dret and Regimen. be easily confounded with death. Whenever a cholera patient Effect of the Passions ON HEALTH –The passions are exbibits the peculiar character of the countenance, cold extre to be considered, in a medical point of view, as a part of our mities, eramps, and the other unequivocal symptoms, and if in constitution, which are to be examined with the eye of a natural spite of the usual means employed, those syaiptoms increase, and historian, and the spirit and inpurtiality of philosopher. The particularly if after three, four, sis, or twenty-four hours, the passions stimulate the mind, as the fod and drink do the body. cbndera nigds on the countenance become more marked, the Employed occasionally and in moderation, buth may he of use livid circle of the eyes is more prominent, and the livid state of to us, and are given to us by nature for this purpose; but when the hands and feet more perceptible; if joined to these pheno- urged to excess, they throw the system off its healthy balance, mena, the pule almost ceases to beat, the oppression becomes raise it by excitement, or depress it by exhaustion, and weaken greater, and the agitation arrives at its height-thea there can the sensorial vessels by the wear and tear they produce. The no longer be any doubt that at the cessation of these symptoms temperate action of the vital influence through every part of the the calm which surceeds is the calm of death. In cases of system constitutes the perfection of bealth. The mind, undisthis cature, the whole chain of phenamena of the disorder, of urbed by any violent emotions, agitations, or depre-sions of a which the termination is necessarily death, has been closely corporeal nature, is able to exercise itnoblest powers with a watched, and the most common cause of death in these cases tranquil vigour. The body continues in a regular discharge of is found to be suffocation. It sometimes happens that without its proper functions, without the least sensation of difficulty and graag through this progressive angmentation of the symptoms, embarrassment. Respiration is free and easy, peither checked the patient suddenly falls into a state of absolute imenovability, nor excessive. Aliments are sought with appetite, enjoyed with tal dores not breathe, or the breath is scarcely perceptible, relish, and digested with facility: Every secretion and excrewerhout any pulse, and becomes like ice, and in short is appar- tion is duly perfirmed. The body is perfectly free from pain, eatly dead. The suddenness of this change should excite the oppression, and every species of uneasiness ; and a certaio viva. greatest distrust among persons who would otherwise be inclined city and vigour, not to be described, reign through the syste:n. to imagine that all wus over with the patient. A case lately oc “ 'The bodily machine disordered," says Cheyne, “will sink, furred where a child was affected exactly as we describe. It debase, blunt, and confound the operations of the spirit ; and ** given up for dead, but a skilful surgcon fortuoately suspect the spirit violently agitated, or too closely confived, will disturbo ung that it is not so, covered the surface of the body with the econouny of the bodily functions ; and the perfect state of
spisms, and administered a strong narcotic. A few hours health and the last perfection of all intelligent creatures, consisto afterwards the child revived from its lethargic state.
ing of an intelligent spirit and a material machine, depend on THE SPASMODIC Cholera which devastated Europe in the the perfect sanity and harmony of both unired.-Month. Gus. foarteenth century, would, with but litele change, serve for a FRICTION AND Cold Washing.- Aninattention to the condecription of the disease which still lwlds its course through dision of the surface of the body is a fruitful source of stomach u do. This plague, originating among the Hyperborean ailment; and one of the principles upon which exercise proves bythinas, spread over all the maritime coasts of the habitable beneficial to the dyspeptic is, that of its tendency to preserve the world. and destroyed a vast number of people. For it not only excretions from the skin in good condition. Friction of the passed through Pontus, Thrace, Macedon, Greece Proper, and surface ought to be enjoined as one of the most useful remedies Jals, but also all the islands, Egypt,
Libya, Judæa, and Syria, for indigestion. This should be bad recourse to every morning und andered over almost the entire circuit of the globe. 'But immediately on rising from beil ; and with it should be cuinbined so incarable was the disease, that neither any system of dietetics, a sort of shower bath by a sponge. I have not been so satisnor any strength of body, could resist it ; for it prostrated all fied, in my own-case, with any single article of preventive man tirdies alike, the weak as well as the strong ; and those who ageinent as the one I now refer to. It is preventive both of were attended with the ulnost care died, as well as those stomach derangement, and of that inordinate susceptibility to who were wholly neglected. That year, indeed, was remark- cold which is usually a concomitant of stomach weakness ; ubls free from other diseases ; but if any person had been pre- and I have no hesitation in saying, that it ought to be einpluyo vonly indisposed, his sickness assumed the type and character ed by all whose nerves and digestive organs are in any degree of this disease. The entire art of medicine was found unavail disposed to be out of order. Of cold, since I have adopred ing. Nor did it similarly attack all; for some holding out but the practice, I am comparatively careless, and my diges, for a little brief space, died the very same day, some the very tive energies are improved, to say the least, in an equal prosamne hour. But those who held out for two or three day's portion.°It is a practice in my mind, far superior to the were first attacked by acute fever ; the disease then ascending plunging in the cold bath. Dr. ‘Unwin on Indigestion. to the bead, they hecame dumb and insensible to all occurrences, du dropped off as into a profound slumber.
A Factory Child's Tale." I work at Bradley-mills, TEMPERANCE. A much greater number of diseases originate near Huddersfield. A few days since I had three ratched from irregularities in eating than in drinking ; and we commit cardings," about two inches long. The slobber, Joseph Riley, more errors with regard to the quaotity than in the quality of saw them, showed them to me, and asked me if this was good ear aliment. When the intestines are in a relaxed state, se work. I said • No.' He then, in the billy gait, took a thick, should instantly begin to be more moderate in eating. There round leathern thong, and wailed me over the head and face, are three kinds of appetice. 1. The natural appetite, which for, I think a quarter of an hour, and for all my cheek and lips equally stimulated and satisfied with the most simple dish. 2. were bleeding, he wailed me on, then sent me to my work again, The artiêcial appetite, or that produced by elixirs, liquors, and I worked till a quarter past seven. I went to the inill at pokles, digestive salts, &c., and which remains only as long as half past five in the morning: he wailed me a bit past one in the operation of these stimulants continues. 3. The habitual the afternoon." I worked in'ny blood—as I worked, the blood appetite
, or that by which we accustom ourselves to take victuals dropped all in the piecening gait! My right cheek was torn certain hours, without a desire of eating. If after dinner we open, swelled very much, and was black. My lips were very lel okrøelves as cheerful as before it, we may be assured that much torn ; and each of them was as thick as three lips. lle e bave taken a dietical meal ; for if the proper measure has lashed me very bard over my back, too, in all directions ; but bers exceedel
, torpor and relaxation in the necessary conse- the skia was not torn because I had my clothes on. He has gzence, our faculty of digestion
will be impaired, and a variety many a time strapped me before till I have been black ; he has cestoplaints be gradually induced. Weakly individuals ought often struck me over the head, with the billy roller, and raised treat frequently but little at a time. There is no instance on great lumps upon it. At one time, when I had thrice 'little end of any person having injured his health or endangered Ayings," which I could not help, he took me out of the billy gait, bu hufe by drinking water with his meals ; but wine, beer, and lifted me into the window, tied a rope round ny body, and pirits have generated a much greater number and diversity of Long me up to a long pole that wus sticking
out of the wall
, and patients than would fill all the hospitals in the world. It is a there he left me banging about five feet from the for. I cried nigar perjudice, that water disagrees with no constitutiona, 1 very much, and so is abuut tea minutes he took me dow in."
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CONTENTS OF NO. VI. state.
AN ANT WATERLOO.
ANT POLITICAL HISTORY.
when they arrived at the hostile ant-field, they would experiencThe ant history is more especially delightful, inasmuch a cruel faie. as it so closely images the habits of mankind; man has The field of battle was two or three feet square. A penetrate been recommended to go to the ant, and to learn foresight ing odour was inhaled from all quarters. A number of ants was and industry, but already they have learned of us, or we of to be seen there dead, and covered with poison ; others comthem ; the resemblance is too close to be accidental. For posing groups and chains, were hooked together by their fee instance, ants have their battle fields on which hundreds and tions. These groups were formed successively. The struggle
or pincers, and dragging each other by turns in opposite diretthousands contend for victory, the reward of the victor had begun between two ants, who squeezed each other by the being an ant-hill the more; their soldiers, like ours, are use- mandibles, raised themselves on their legs, to let the belly pass ful for no other purpose but fighting: the ants, in fact, in front, and mutually spouted venom against the adversary keep up a large standing army, the soldiers of which, con- They squeezed so close that they tumbled on the side, and fougtis sider every thing beneath them but killing and slaying, for a long time in the dust; they soon arose again, and tugged and will not even feed themselves ; the ants called the away at each other, each endeavouring to drag off its antagonist. workers, are even obliged to produce meat for them from But, when their strength was equal, these athletæ remained their own bowels, which they squeeze out for their susten- motionless and crooked to the ground, until a third ant cane up ance, and absolutely insert it into the mouths of these in to decide the advantage. Most frequently one and the other redolent and overfed warriors, with their poor hard-working by one fout, or one antennæ, again made vain efforts to gain tie
ceived assistance at the same time; then all the four, bolding mandibles, which, though they have been all day carpen, victory; others united theinselves to the former, and sometimes tering and masoning with never-ceasing industry, yet find these were again se zed in their turn by new comers. In this time for this supposed duty. But the resemblance does not
manner were formed chains of six, eight, or ten ants, all book. end here—the ants keep slaves; yes, some of the more arised to each other. The equilibrium was broken only when tocratic societies absolutely keep slaves—mostly prisoners several warriors belonging to the same republic advanced at of war, who do the duty of Helots or negroes, by which once. They forced those that were enchained to let go, and name they are termed by naturalists. The negroes do all the private combatants were recommenced. the work of the community, while the rest of a finer and At the approach of night each party re-entered gradually nobler species, at least so they think, consider themselves into the city, which served
as an asylum ; and the ants entitled to exact the hardest labour from the foreign ants, others the number of conibatants diminished, until
, at last, dø
which were killed or taken prisoners not being replaced by while they themselves sit in the sun or the shelter, as it may happen, to receive and enjoy the results of the exer- dawn of the day,—the groups were formed, the carnage con
more remained. But the ants returned to the fight with the tions made by their inferiors.
menced with increased fury, and the place of encounter was $:X Some ants may be considered a pastoral people ; and arə feet in depth, and two abreast. Griffith's Animal Kingdom. in possession of a numerous stock of cattle, from which
SIMPLE MEAT-SAFE.-Meat may be preserved from they draw their sole subsistence. These cattle are an insect putrefaction by the following contrivance :-To a wooden tribe, termed by naturalists aphides. These aphides are able to exude from their mouths, a drop of honeyed liquor possible towards the north, adapt a ventilating wheel of
or cloth safe, placed in the shade, and directed as much as or milk, in which the ants greatly delight, and on which considerable diameter, the axle projecting inwards
. Lo they gladly subsist. A community of ants will get posses- the part of the axle thus projecting inwards attach fans ; sion of great numbers of these aphides, carry them in their the effect will be that a current of air is constantly kept mandibles to green pastures, sedulously attend their young, up, inasmuch as the fans are put into motion by the slightand hatch their eggs: and when a fine old milch aphides is est action of the external wheel. In windy weather the well full of his honey-wine, the cunning ant will stroke her wheel may of course be fixed. on the back, and pat her on the neck, in order to persuade her to give up the precious drop—which she soon yields, and moreover places it in the very mouth of the
Besides appearing in WEEKLY NUMBERS, the SCHOOL.MASTE.. will be published in MONTALY Parts, which,
stitched in a neat cor." cunning rogue. All this, it must be allowed, is very human; will contain as much letter-press, of good execution, as any of the large they seem only to want speech. The younger Iuber has Monthly Periodicals: A Table of Contents will be given at the end discovered, indeed, that they possess a sort of dumb language volume of 832 pages, super-roval size, may be bound up, containik
the year; when, at the weakly cost of three halfpener, a handsee.ee -a language of signs and strokes with the antennæ, to which much matter worthy of preservation. he has given the name of the antennal : by very minute ob
PANT 1. for August, containing the first four Numbers, with JOHN
STONE'S MONTHLY REGISTER, may be had of all the Burok servation, he was enabled to interpret some of the principal sellers.
For the accommodation of weekly readers, the signs, such as those of alarm, departure, encouragement, Monthly Register and Cover may be had separately at the differecił &c. But it would be an endless business, even tð indicate places of sale. the many points of resemblance between the Ant and the Man; we must refer to the works of Huber, Latreille, and
T ) CORRESPONDENTS. others, or to this work, where the principal facts are noted : the numbers are printed early, to be despatched to distant player
Several communications are received, and will be attended to. A we shall, however, give an abridged account of the Ant cannot even notice the receipt of communications, till long after they Waterloo, greatly celebrated by insect historians, and of have come to hand. which the consequences are supposed to have been unusually important. Myriads of ants died on this heroic field, and it is believed that the victors got possession of a very finely
Jeremy Bentham-The Principle of Utility.......
A Shetland Parson, or Good Luck at last........ built ant-city, belonging to their antagonists, sacked great
Theolor Korner, the Volunteer Patriot ......... numbers of larvs, and wholly destroyed one large Ant
The Most Important Marriage erer celebrated in Scotland..
Witchcraft and its Believers.. I observed two of the largest ant-hills engageil in arins against Elements of Thought.- Mind; Great Men ; Orthodoxy... eich other. I cannot say what might have kindled the torch of The Petticoat Kirk ;- Manufactures, &c. discord between these republics. They were of the same spe.
'IUE STORY TELLER.-To Morrow... cies, similar as to size and population, and situated at a hundred
Short Hand Writing and the Press........
Scottish Tea Party..... paces distant from each other. Two mighty empires do not possess a greater number of combatants. Figure to yourself a
Stanzas to a Daughter ; by D. Vedder.
Medical Selections. - Premature Interment ; Effect of the Pas. prodigious crowd of these insects filling all the space which
sions on Health ; The Spasmodic Cholera, &C.. separate the two ant-hills, and occupying a breadth of two fret.
Political Aut History; and an Ant Waterloo.. The ai mies met half way from their respective habitations, and there gave battle. Thousan'is of ants, mounted on the natural projections of the soil, struggled two by two, holding by their mandibles, and opposite to each other. A greater quinber were brought out, attacked, and dragged along as prisoners. The
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MEMOIR OF WILLIAM COBBETT. bling sort of hard-working life, till at eighteen he
was tall and strong enough to be a soldier. Ile Tais is a name which properly belongs to the enlisted in the 54th regiment of foot, then comhistory of the last forty years ; yet it is neither manded by the Duke of Kent, and went to Brias a public man, nor as a political journalist, that tish America ; in which the whole of his military Mr. COBBETT is introduced into these pages. The life, of about eight years, was passed, as private, CORBETT for the SCHOOLMASTER is the self-educated corporal, and serjeant-major. He already posyouth, the soldier, the lover, husband, father, and sessed the rudiments of what he considers a usethe able writer on matters of daily life and practi- ful education, “distinct reading, plain and neat cal utility. As this celebrated character is to writing, and arithmetic.” To these acquirements, make his long-promised visit to Scotland next while a private soldier, he added the grammar of week, the time is appropriate.
his own language—we need not say how thoroughly; WILLIAM COBBETT was born at Farnham, in but we must tell how it was acquired, for things Surrey, about 1765-6, in that humble rank of of this sort are the main object of this sketch. the rural population, to be sprung from which, he “ I learned grammar, says Cobbett, when I was a private seems to consider as almost essential to the forma- soldier on the pay of sixpence a-day. The edge of my
birth, or that of the guard-bed, was my seat to study in ; tion of a healthy body, and an energetic mind.
my knapsack was my book-case ; a bit of board, lying on The man, known only to our fine ladies and gentle- my lap, was my writing table ; and the task did not demen as the Dragon of Botley, or the Bear of Ken- mand any thing like a year of my life. I had no money sington, and some other things which we shall not to purchase candle or oil; in winter time it was rarely describe, is, after all, tolerably human, sometimes that I could get any evening-light but that of the fire, and really amiable when speaking of women, children, only my turn even of that. And, if I, under such circum
stances, and without parent or friend to advise or encour. and rural affairs; as, for example, of the class among age me, accomplished this undertaking, what excuse can which he was born and bred :—“The poor mother there be for any youth, however poor, however pressed with is frequently compelled, in order to help to get business, or however circumstanced as to room or other bread for her children, to go to a distance from conveniences ? To buy a pen or a sheet of paper I was home, and leave the group, baby and all, to take of half-starvation ; I had no moment of time that I could
compelled to forego some portion of food, though in a state care of the house and themselves. * * In call my own ; and I had to read and to write amidst the summer time you see the little groups rolling talking, laughing, singing, whistling and brawling of at about on the green, or amongst the heath, not far least half a score of the most thoughtless of men, and that, from the cottage, and at a mile perhaps from any Think not lightly of the farthing that I had to give, now
too, in the hours of their freedom from all control. other dwelling, the dog their only protector. And and then, for ink, pen, or paper! That farthing was, what fine, and straight, and healthy, and fearless, alas ! a great sum to me! I was as tall as I am now ; and acute persons they become! It used to be re I had great health and great exercise. The whole of the marked in Philadelphia, when lived there, that money, not expended for us at market, was two pence a. there was not a single man, of any eminence, whe- upon one occasion I, after all absolutely necessary expenses,
week for each man. I remember, and well I may ! that, ther doctor, lawyer, merchant, trader, or any had, on a Friday, made shift to have a half-penny in rething else, that had not been born and bred in the serve, which I had destined for the purchase of a red-her country, and of parents in a low state of life. ring in the morning ; but, when I pulled off my clothes at Examine London, and you will find it much about night, so hungry then as to be hardly able to endure life, the same.
I found that I had lost my half-penny! I buried my head From their very childhood they are under the miserable sheet and rug, and cried like a child ! from necessity intrusted with the care of something And, again I say, if I, under circumstances like these, taluable." It was thus the subject of our memoir could encounter and overcome this task, is there, can there was trained.
be, in the whole world, a youth to find an excuse for the With whatever COBBET » had been previously non-performance? What youth, who shall read this, will intrusted, from eleven he had the care of him- opportunity for this most essential of all the branches of self, and away from his parents led a scram- book-learning :
“ I press this matter with such earnestness, because a reader. We remember him somewhere saying knowledge of grammar is the foundation of all literature; that he exhausted—probably for want of something and because without this knowledge opportunities for writ- better-all the novels of a country-town library, ing and speaking are only occasions for men to display their unfitness to write and speak. How many false pre- at that time supplied in its staple from the Mitenders to erudition have I exposed to shame merely by my nerva press. His amusing incidental, but ever knowledge of grammar! How many of the insolent and recurring abuse of Shakspeare and Milton, and, ignorant great and powerful have I pulled down and made indeed, of all the poets, discovers, as does his ge. little and despicable !" The rules and precepts which COBBETT lays down
neral writings, very considerable intimacy with for young men are those which he practised in their works ; though the effect of that intimacy youth. They are Vivre de peu—that is, Live upon
has been to steel him against their beauties. little, which is the only foundation of indepen- fair occasion presented, to fall in love; and “ the
Men, from twenty and upwards, are very apt, a dence, Toujours prét-Always ready-or, in the words of our countrymen's motto, Ready, aye hoary demagogue of Kensington," strange as it ready, as the only certain condition of advance may appear, some fifty years ago, provedno ment in life, for the young man who has no friends exception to the rule. There is much natural save his own head and hands. And the example in COBBETT's history of the rise, progress, and happy
tenderness and beauty, yea there is true romance follows the rule. “I was always ready: if I had to mount guard at ten I
termination of his single love. Here it is in his was ready at nine : never did any man, or any thing, wait own words: one moment for me. Being, at an age under twenty years,
“When I first saw my wife she was thirteen years old, raised from Corporal to Sergeant Major at once, over the and I was within about a month of twenty-one. She was heads of thirty sergeants, I naturally should have been an the daughter of a sergeant of artillery, and I was the ser. object of envy and hatred ; but this object of early rising geant-major of a regiment of foot, both stationed in forts and of rigid adherence to the precepts which I have given near the city of St. John, in the province of New Brunswick. you, really subdued these passions ; because every one felt, I sat in the same room with her for about an hour, in cointhat what I did he had never done, and never could do. pany with others, and I made up my mind, that she was Before my promotion, a clerk was wanted to make out the the very girl for me. That I thought her beautiful is or morning report of the regiment. I rendered the clerk un- tain, for that I had always said should be an indispensable necessary; and, long before any other man was dressed for qualification ; but I saw in her what I deemed marks of the parade, my work for the morning was all done, and I that sobriety of conduct of which I have said so much, ani myself was on the parade, walking, in fine weather, for an which has been by far the greatest blessing of my life. It was hour perhaps. My custom was this : to get up in summer now dead of winter, and, of course, the snow several feet deep at day-light, and in winter at four o'clock ; shave, dress, on the ground, and the weather piercing cold. It was my even to the putting of my sword belt over my shoulder, and habit, when I had done my morning's writing, to go out at having my sword lying on the table before me, ready to break of day to take a walk on a hill at the foot of which hang by my side. Then I ate a bit of cheese or pork, and our barracks lay. In about three mornings after I had bread. Then I prepared my report, which was filled up as first seen her, I had, by an invitation to breakfast with me, fast as the companies brought in the materials. After this got up two young men to join me in my walk; and our I had an hour or two to read, before the time came for any road lay by the house of her father and mother. It was duty out of doors, unless, when the regiment or part of it hardly light, but she was out on the snow, scrubbing out went out to exercise in the morning. When this was the a washing-tub. " That's the girl for me," said I, when we case, and the matter was left to me, I always had it on the had got out of her hearing. One of these young men came ground in such time as that the bayonets glistened in the to England soon afterwards; and he, who keeps an inn in rising sun, a sight which gave me delight, of which I often Yorkshire, came over to Preston, at the time of the election, think, but which I should in vain endeavour to describe. to verify whether I were the same man. When he found If the officers were to go out, eight or ten o'clock was the that I was, he appeared surprised; but what was his surhour, sweating the men in the heat of the day, breaking in prise, when I told him that those tall young men, whom he upon the time for cooking their dinner, putting all things saw around me, were the sons of that pretty little girl that out of order and all men out of humour. When I was he and I saw scrubbing out the washing-tub on the snow commander, the men had a long day of leisure before them : in New Brunswick, at day-break in the morning! they could ramble into the town or into the woods; go to « From the day that I first spoke to her, I never had a get raspberries, to catch birds, to catch fish, or to pursue any thought of her ever being the wife of any other man, more other recreation, and such of them as chose, and were qua- than I had a thought of her being transformed into a chest lified, to work at their trades. So that here, arising solely of drawers; and I formed my resolution at once, to marry from the early habits of one very young man, were pleasant her as soon as we could get permission, and to get out of the and happy days given to hundreds.”
army as soon as I could. So that this matter was, at once, The virtues which Coßbett must have prac- settled as firmly as if written in the book of fate.
At the tised at this time, and to which he eloquently it, were removed to Frederickton, a distance of a hundred
end of about six months, my regiment, and I along with exhorts young men, are obedience, frugality, in- miles up the river of St. John; and, which was worse, the dustry, temperance, husbanding of time, persever- artillery were expected to go off to England a year or two ance, cleanliness, civil manners, promptitude, early before our regiment! The artillery went, and she along rising ; and, as connected with these, a manly con
with them; and now it was that I acted a part becoming 3 tempt of “table-enjoyments,” gluttony, drunken- that gay place, Woolwich, the house of her father and mo
real and sensible lover. I was aware, that, when she got to ness, gambling, and debasing sensuality of every ther, necessarily visited by numerous persons not the most kind; moreover, to eschew, as deadly poison, all select, might become unpleasant to her, and I did not like, “ kettle slops," and to shave with cold water ! besides, that she should continuo to work hard. I had saved
The study of GEOGRAPHY and History succeed a hundred and fifty guineas, the earnings of my early ed Grammar, while COBBETT remained in the army; others, in addition to the savings of my own pay. 1 sent
hours, in writing for the paymaster, the quartermaster, and and he had always been a rapacious miscellaneous her all my money, before she sailed ; and wrote to her to beg
of her, if she found her home uncomfortable, to hire a lodg- | the exhortation to the husband, to follow his exing with respectable people: and, at any rate, not to spare ample in keeping at home. the money, by any means, but to buy herself good clothes, and to live without hard work, until I arrived in England; hour from home, unless business or some necessary or ra
“Let the new-married husband resolve never to spend an and I, in order to induce her to lay out the money, told her
tional that I should get plenty more before I came home.
purpose demand it.
Where ought he to be? What * As the malignity of the devil would have it, we were
other company ought he to deem so good and so fitting, as kept abroad two years longer than our time, Mr. Pitt
that of the person whom he himself hath chosen to be his
With whom else can he so (England not being so tame then as she is now) having pleasantly spend his hours of leisure and relaxation? Be
partner for life. knocked up a dust with Spain about Nootka Sound. Oh, sides, if he quit her, to seek company more agreeable, is she how I cursed Nootka Sound, and poor bawling Pitt too, I am afraid! At the end of four years, however, home I in confining her at home without any company at all, while
not set at large by that act of his ? What justice is there cime; landed at Portsmouth, and got my discharge from the army by the great kindness of poor Lord Edward Fitz- he rambles forth in search of company more gay than he
finds at home? gerald, who was then the Major of my regiment. I found my little girl a servant of all work and hard work it was), solve not to be seduced from his home ; let him never go, in
“ Let the young married man try the thing: let him reat five pounds a year, in the house of a Captain Brisac ; and, without hardly saying a word about the matter, she Habit is a powerful thing; and if he begin right, the plea
one single instance, unnecessarily, from his own fire-side put into my hands the whole of my hundred and fifty guimeas unbroken!
sure that he will derive from it will induce him to continue “ Need I tell the reader what my feelings were? Necd I which means quite another matter, as I shall show by-and
right. This is not being " tied to the apron-strings,' tell kind-hearted English parents what effect this anecdote by. It is being at the husband's place, whether he have must have produced on the minds of our children ?”
children or not. And is there any want of matter for con COBBETT went to France, where he perfected his versation between a man and his wife? Why not talk of knowledge of the French language ; and from the daily occurrences to her, as well as to any body else, thence to Philadelphia, with his wife, where he be- and especially to a company of tippling and noisy men came a teacher of English to Frenchmen, and newspaper, I answer, buy the newspaper, if you must read
If you excuse yourself by saying that you go to read the composed his “ famous grammar” for teaching it: the cost is not half of what you spend per day at the French people English. He also commenced Tue pot-house; and then you have it your own, and may read PORCUPINE, the most furious Anti-Jacobin Jour- it at your leisure, and your wife can read it as well as yournal that has ever appeared. But this is a diffi- self, if read it you must. And, in short, what must that
man be made of, who does not prefer sitting by his own cult subject, and on this Saturday the 15th Sept. fireside, with his wife and children, reading to them, or 1832, it might be an invidious one. It is enough, hearing them read, to hearing the gabble and balderdash that this vigorous, vehement, and reckless writer, of a club or a pot-house company!" if he did desert his original standard, apostatized
So far precept and exhortation, and now for ex. to the true side, left the cause of authority, and ample. in many essential points embraced that of right.
“ Few men have been more frequently taken from home The true key to his character as a political writer, and I can positively assert, that, as to my return, I never
by business, or by a necessity of some sort, than I have; is, that his Guardian Genius, his own robust mind, once disappointed my wife in the whole course of our maroriginally whispered him, “ Be Bold, Be Bonn, ried life. If the time of return was contingent, I never Be Boli), —You cannot be too bold.-The mass of failed to keep her informed from day to day: if the time pankind, like the women,
was fixed, or when it became fixed, my arrival was as sure
as my life. Going from London to Botley, once, with Mr. Born to be controlled,
Finnerty, whose name I can never pronounce without an Stoop to the forward and the BOLD."
expression of my regard for his memory, we stopped at Al
ton, to dine with a friend, who, delighted with l'innerty's On such promptings and calculations Corbett has talk, as every body else was
, kept us till ten or eleven acted throughout, and with success which justifies O'clock, and was proceeding to the other bottle, when I put their sagacity, if nothing more. But while thus in my protest, saying, "We must go, my wife will be occupied in Philadelphia in lauding the Bourbons,
frightened.' Blood, man,' said Finnerty, you do not
mean to go home to-night! I told him I did ; and then and denouneing jacobins and revolutionists, with all sent my son, who was with us, to order out the post-chaise. the fiery vehemence, and more than the coarseness We had twenty-three miles to go, during which we debated and personal scurrility of his writings on the other the question, whether Mrs. Cobbett would be up to receive ale, COBBETT was also rocking the cradle, and us, I contending for the afirmative, and he for the negative. nursing the baby; and from the desk of the fierce had not committed the matter to a servant; her servants and
She was up, and had a nice fire for us to sit down at. She political writer we turn with pleasure to the fire- children were all in bed ; and she was up to perform the Sle
, and The Porcupine with his quills sheathed. duty of receiving her husband and his friend. I began my young marriage days,” he says, “ in not expect him said Finnerty. To be sure I did," said and near Philadelphia." His wife kept no servant,
she; he never disappointed me in his life.'
“ Now, if all young men knew how much value women which, on principle and calculation, he approves, set upon this species of fidelity, there would be fewer unand recommends to all young couples, where there happy couples than there are. it but one young child, -the second specimen of the with lords they never dream of breaking them; and I can komankind, in the young beginner's household, assure them that wives are as sensitive' in this respect as sing , according to him, a more expensive article
And now for a little wholesome counsel to the than the wife herself ; and in the circumstances wives ; but first the chapter of servants. described, his reasoning is sound, and his estimates
“ The oppression is most heavy on those least able to are correct. For the sake of wives, we must be bear it ; and particularly on clerks and such like people, *:mewhat liberal of extracts here ; but first, for whose vives seem to think that because the husband's work