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ånd weep over her sleeping child. The sum had just risen of her search: his manly form mangled and shanera above the hills, when a noise in the little garden which that face, once ruddy with the glow of healthy bo juulos fronted the cottage alarmed her. She opened the casement, and convulsed; the blood streaming from his side and and, putting aside the woodbine, beheld,—delightful, yet, breast! He saw her too.. Naney!' said he, and sisug agonizing sight-herdear, her long-mourned William, hand his feeble hand pointed to heaven-it-felland William cuffed between two soldiers, while others, with their side-arms was no more! Sinking on the lifeless body of her husband drawn, seemed fearful of losing their prey! His face pale, Nancy fainted with the dear babe still in her arms; when and his emaciated body worn down with fatigue and sick oh, mysterious Providence at that very moments ness, his spirit seemed ready to quit its frail mansion, and senseless and inanimate at that very moments was only kept to earth by union with his wife. Nancy entered through the vessel's side--it pierced her bon forgot all, and clasped him in her arms; but the rattling Need I tell the rest ? They were pleasant and lovely in : of the irons pierced her soul. I do not mean to condemn lives, and in their death they were not divided." the policy, şir; but 'tis a cruel practice, that of pressing. Greenwich Hospital, a Series of Naval Sketches Ah! I well remember it—though I always served my king, God bless him! Yet I've witnessed many an aching heart, and heard many a groan of agony. But to proceed: Wil

COLUMN FOR THE LADIES. liam was pressed ; Nancy hastened into the cottage, and, CONDITION OF WOMEN IN ENGLAND wrapping the sleeping babe in its blanket, she prepared to

ITALY CONTRASTED. GOOD REASONS TO accompany them. Cannot you picture to yourself the first

OLD MAIDENS IN BRITAIN. glance which the wretched parent cast upon his child? Oh, it was a sad sweet joy, that wring the soul! I shall pass by

This is an extract from Count Pecchio's 10-6. their meeting, their dear delight, their bitter anguish. If you

Serio-Comic Observations of an Italian Erile," can feel, it is already engraven on your heart. Suffice it to

we lately noticed among new publications. say, William had been shipwrecke on the African coast, and “ The young women of England, under a storer though he had lost the whole of his property, yet heaven inconstant sky, have hearts and minds peaceful and was had spared his life, and his the only one. Sickness came always equable, and always docile. My amiable cu on him, and but for the humanity of poor intutored

women, under a heaven perpetually smiling, bare tas negro, he might have breathed his last. She was black, and hearts always in a tempest. The former are editor **she was a negro, but God searches the beart.

He had pro

for quiet and domestic felicity. Every thing cotton cured, with much difficulty, a passage home. The ship this end, -the order and system of their lives, the arrived; he set out, and walked many a weary mile, led city of their food; the climate, compelling them to on by love and cheered by hope, till the roof of his cottage in-doors; the silence that reigns within and without appeared in view; with hasty steps he reachtd the wicket

, homes; their long residences in the country—all irel when - But I dare not repeat the story. I've told you soften or et to sleep their passions. While this already he was pressed. Well, he was drafted on board of hnimated by the continual sight of the world, stiauto 118, and his dear Naucy permitted to be with him. Theo by a thousand objects; now treated tyrannicalls, BF evening before the action, she was sitting on the carriage of caressed, and then unreasonably contradicted; cam the bow gun, with her baby cradled in her arms, and Wila the theatres and crowded streets; seem edixcated in liam by her side; they were viewiny, with admiration and vent to their passions, brought up only to be hauphine delight, the beauteous scenery displayed by the sinking spirited. Hence they are impassioned, greedy of a clouds in a thonsand fantastic shapes, tinged with liquid tion; made more beautiful by the very desire of ple gold streaming from the setting siin, and maressing the little but tormented with a restless rivalry unhappy 2x innocent, while all the parent kindled in tlfeir hearts. But selves, they too often make all around them se. A trw hark! a hoarse voice is heard from the mast-head—all is excellent comparison of the English women atad the Ice hushed. “Holloo !' said the captain. A sail on the lar- may be found in the “ Corinna,” of Madame des board bow, sir,' What does she look like? 'I can but Corinna, all fancy, all impulse, all love of glory all just see her sir, but she booms large.' Me Banks,' said - was unhappy, and would have made her English the captain, 'take your glass aloft, and if you can make unhappy, had she married him. Lucia, instead, al.se out what she is. call the boatswain, turn the hands up, sense, sweetness, modesty, and filial affection, was make sail.' In a moment all was bustle; the topmen were in her obscurity, and promised happiness to be hea! in their station, and every man employed; and in a few Lucia, after spending two hours of the morning is nie minutes every switch of canvass was stretched upon the a beautiful rose, satisfied and contented, shuts it op yards and booms. The officer that was sent aloft reported portfolio. Corinna is dissatisfied and discontented w

it a ship of the line, which lookal like a foreigner. Every talent, unless she declaims a hymn, and receives tor: 1 heart was now elate but Nancy's it might be an enemy of applause from thousands of auditors Oh, that thought was dreadful! And as William conduct Instead of producing extempore poetesses, such as the ed her below, the tears chased each other down her pale Bandettinis, the Mazzeis, and the Corillas, is it m*** face, and the heavy sigh burst from her gentle bosom. William mildly reprove her, and again pointing to heaven, milies? Is not the picture of a happy family (Da...

to produce affectionate wives, and sensible mother flew to his post. The stranger had hauled to the wind, with her children) more touching than that of the fired a gun, and hoisted French colours. Up wont ours tion of Corilla in the capitol Italy boasts Nina, with three cheers ; and there's seldom a moment of greater Stampa, Julia Aragona, and many other moderation pride to a British tar then when he displays the ensign of satrici ; but would it not have tended more to the his country in presence of the enemy. Three chcers re ness of its families to have had such women as Mis sounded through the ship, and broadside upon broadside worth, Miss Aiken, and Mrs. Hamilton, who have ! shook her groaning timbers. Where was Nancy? Wil works for the education of children? Is it better to c. liam was first in every danger. Three times we boraded a brief youth of tumultuary pleasures

, or an entire life the foe, but were repulsed. Dreadful grew the scene of of sweet

affections,--the first, like a torrent that des blood and horror through the darkening shades of coming triumphantly over the rocks for a space, and then brave night. No one bore tidings of the fight to Naney, none, bed dry and surid,--the second, like a river that Roma save the poor sailor whose shattered limb came to suffer amputation, or the wounded wretch to he dressed, at which fying of mine, a witty Frenchwoman would reply, that

twren humble banks, but flows for ever! To this prisi she assisted with fortitude. Two hours had passed in this preferred a life courie et bonne, (short and good

, that awful suspense and heart-rending anxiety, when a deep brilliant, )«-a sober Englishwoman would wish is long ia groan and piercing shriek from the lower deck convulsed comfortable, (that is, serene.) her frame. She knew the voice, and snatching the infant

niles together. The general education of the travellers, at the Bank-takes the place of " dunmy," at whist, --the respect professed by the men towards the fair sex, and plays the fiddle at her dances. In short, he all but the protection that every Englishman is ready to afford supplies the place of the,“ dear departed.” The sustenance tbem,--and, let it be added, their frozen demennour and of this animal is derived principally from aliments_tex, immovable eyes, secure them from the slightest insult or candle, negus, &c.; and as he is very abstemious, be generally equivocal expression. The fact which the Irish legend lives to a good old age, and dies « respected and beloved by relates, that in the olden time, a girl, ornaniented with pre a numerous circle of acquaintance," with the satisfactory cious jewels, and a beauty still more precious, walked with assurance that his virtues will be immortalized in divers a gem-decked wand in her hand through all the island, * Stanzas on a departed Friend," and "Sundry Lines ou the without experiencing either interruption or insult, is an Death of an esteemed Cousin," in the Lady's Magazine. experiment that might be made, or rather, is daily made in England.

Exercises out of doors have again become fashionable Travelling in Ireland, it happened that one of the passengers, who had drunk'a little more than he should have among ladies. We have a female system of Calisthenics done, and could hardly see for the wine he had had, addressed taught in boarding-schools ; riding on horseback was never some equivocat words to a lady who sat opposite, who, in more practised ; and every year ladies use their limbs more reality, was ugly enough to cool the raptures of a Don freely in walking. The study of botany and natural hisJuan. Our Lucretia set up a cry of alarm, and the coach.

tory has led them, of all classes, into the fields, and along man instantly stopped the horses, got down, told the drunket man to get out, and, like a true knight, challenged him the sea-shores. The graceful pastime of archery has once to combat-with the fists.

more become a favourite exercise with the higher ranks of To return,—the young ladies, therefore, in the course of females. We still hear of ladies having at least a peep of the year, often go to spend some time with their friends or relations in distant parts of the country. By these recipro- the other day,) and the unsuitable diversion of angling is.

the hounds, (a fox expired at the feet of Queen Adelaide, cal visits, their lives are in no degree changed. As in England they live everywhere in the same way, and time is pursued by others. everywhere equally distributed, the young lady who travels

Ladies' PASTIMES-NEEDLE-WORK. merely makes a change of place, not of habits or occupations ; she resumes her work, ber reading, in the house of

In the early against our fair countrywomen employed a her hosts, as if she were still in the bosomn of her own fa- large portion of their time in needle-work and embroidery;

and their acquirements in these elegant accomplishments may: not a year passes without one or two of these excur

most probably afforded them little leisure for the pursuits şions ; and wben they are of marriageable age, their rela

of trifling and diseless amusements; but though we are not tions take them to pass some weeks in London, or Edinbyrgh. Thus, until the era of marriage, which happens acquainted with the nature of their recreations, there is no , between twenty-two and twenty-five years of age, their lie reason to suppose that they were unbecoming in themselves,

or indulged beyond the bounds of reason or decorum. I passes in quiet study and amusements; and after marriage,

have already, on a former occasion, particularly noticed the in pleasing duties," as an amiable English lady told me.

skilfulness of the Saxon and Norman ladies in handling the It ought not, therefore, to excite surprise that there is in · England a prodigious number of old maids. As their needle, embroidering,* and working in tapestry; and that

Fouth is not a state of slavery, as in other countries, and their performances were not only held in high estimation at they enjoy, when marriageable, a liberty of choice, it hap- home, but were equally prized upon the Continent, where pens that they are not at all anxious to shake off the ma

none were produced that could be placed in competition

with them. ternal yoke to burden themselves with that of a husband; and that they often prefer a state of life a little insipid, and * sometimes exposed to derision, to the miseries of an ill Dancing was certainly an ancient, and favourite pastime asorted union.

with the women of this country; the maidens, even in a THE LADY'S MAN.

state of servrude, claimed, as it were, by estabiished pmThis animal is one of the most useful species of the do-vilege, the licence to indulge themselves in this exercise on mestic tribe. He seldom arrives at perfection until the age holydays and public festivals ; when it was usually perof 35, when he is usually of short stature, and somewhat formed in the presence of their masters and mistresses.

In the middle ages, dice, chess, and afterwards tables, and bald at the top of the head. He is as active as the monkey, and possesees a siinilar chatter, commonly denominated cards, with other sedentary games of charme and skill, were “ small talk." Like the French poodle, he is perfect in the reckoned among the female amusements; and the ladies alart of “ fetehing and carrying ;” and may e seen with his

so frequently joined with the men - in such pastimes, as we

find it expressly declared in the metrical romance of Ipocanine companion in the society of the fair sex, when all others of the male kind are rigidly excluded To the Maid mydon. The passage alluded to runs thus :

When they had dyned, as I you saye, he is invalnable, no less as a walking-stick in the prome

Lordes and ladyos yede to playe; nade, than as a convenient partner in the dance. He sup.

Some to tables and some to.chesse, plies the place of a play-bill at the theatre; and on account

With other gainys more or lesse. of his acknowledged harmlessness, allows and takes many In another poem, by Gower, a lover asks his mistress, freedoms; so that a firtation with him is classed among when she is tired of “ dancing and caroling," if she was s innocent amusements,"_there being no one instance in willing to “play at chesse, or on the dyes to cast a chaunce." the records of Natural History of his ever “ pairing.”_By Forrest, speaking in praise of Catherine of Arragon, first the WIFE his services are no less esteemed. He hands the wife of Henry VII, says, that when she was young, toast at tea-shows off in the science of comparative ana

With stoole and with needyl she was not to seeke, tomy at dinner_brews capital lady's punch after supper

And other pracuseings for ladyes meete;

To pastyine at tables, tick tack or gleeke, and takes the children to see the Christmas pantomimes.

Cardis and dyce-&c. At the birth-day juvenile parties, he pares the oranges, per. forms the principal character in the classical game of LADIES' RECREATIONS IN THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY “ lamble puppy," and adjusts the machinery of the magic The English ladies did not always confine themselves to

lantern. When an “event" occurs, he stands godfather, domestic pastimes; they sometimes participated with the ( and sees hòme elderly aunts after family tea parties. But other sex in diversions of a more masenline nature, and en

the Widow most appreciates the Lady's Man. Does she gaged with them in the sports of the field. These violent want a new servant ? He procures "a two-year's character exercises seem to have been rather unfashionable among from the last place." Is she curious about the cause of them in the seventeenth century; for Burton, in his Ana. Miss So-avd-So's illness? He leaves not an inquiry an. tomy of Melancholy, speaks of their pastimes as much betasked until the mystery is solved. He receives her dividends ter suited to the modesty and softness of the sex.

DANCING AND CHESS-PLAY.

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women,” says he, " instead of laborious studies, have curi. STRENGTH OF WINE BOTTLES.-M. Collardeau has ous needle-works, cut-works, spinning, bone-lace making, constructed a machine for the purpose of trying the strength with other pretty devices to adorn houses, cushions, carpets, of wine bottles. It has been presented to the Academy of stool-seats, &c. Not but some of these masculine females Sciences, and reported upon by M. Hachette. The appahave occasionally made their appearance ; and at the com- ratus, which is simple, may be well adopted in this country. mencement of the last century, it should seem that they The bottle to be tried is held by the neck, by means of a were more commonly seen than in Burton's time, which lever having three branches, which grasp it below the gave occasion for the following satirical paper in one of ring. Being then filled with water, it is connected, by the Spectators, written by Addison : “I have,” says he, means of pipes, with a forcing-pump-the pipe having a cap “ very frequently the opportunity of seeing a rural Andro- furnished with leather, which is firmly held down by the mache, who came up to town last winter, and is one of the apparatus upon the mouth of the bottle. A pressure-gauge, greatest fox-hunerrs in the country; she talks of hounds or manometer, as M. C. calls it, is connected with the and horses, and makes nothing of leaping over a six-bar water-pipe, and this serves to indicate the precise amount gate. If a man tells her a waggish story, she gives him a of pressure on the bottle. When a bottle is burst in this push with her hand in jest, and calls him an impudent dog ; way by the hydraulic press, no violent dispersion of its and, if her servant neglect his business, threatens to kick parts takes place, unless, indeed, instead of being entirely him out of the house. I have heard her in her wrath call filled with water, a portion of air is left in the neck of the a substantial tradesman a lousie cur; and I remember one bottle. In this way it was ascertained that all brisk or day, when she could not think of the name of a person, she effervescent fluids would require a glass bottle, whose redescribed him, in a large company of men and ladies, as the sisting power should not be less than twelve atmospheres, fellow with the broad shoulders.”

or about 180 lbs. on each inch

TEA PUNCH.-The following receipt for making tea SCRAPS.

punch is taken from the Journal des Connaissances ORIGINAL AND SELECTED.

Usuelles. It will be remembered that our late King was

very partial to this delicious beverage :-Hyson tea, 1 lb.; ULTIMA DOMUS.

black tea, 4 oz. ; boiling water, three gallons ; sugar, 16 On the gate to the burial vault of the Dukes of Rich- 1b.; old brandy, (Eau de Vie) 25 gallons ; rum, half a mond, in their chapel, at Goodwood, is inscribed, “ ultima gallon ; citric acid, and spirit of citron, of each three domus." This inscription gives rise to the following im- and sugar are then dissolved, and the other ingredients

ounces. The tea is first infused in the water, the citric acid promptu lines :

added. We cannot recommend all our readers to adhere to Did he who reared this funeral wall,

the above quantities, especially at this season. We are Not read, or not believe St. Paul ;

happy to assure them, at the same time, that the Journal Who says there is, where'er it stands,

before named says, that an additional quantity of tea water

may be used if indicated by the palate of the bon virant. “Another house, not made with hands ;"

We take this to be sufficient licence for diminishing the Or may we gather from the words,

quantity of Eau de Vie, which we certainly cannot reconThat house is not a house of Londs.

mend notwithstanding its attractive designation. ANCESTOR OF LORD ORMELIE.- About the beginning New SPECIES OF WHEAT.—A variety of wheat, which of last century, a sober and industrious weaver, nanied does not seem liable to the attack of the wheat-fly, has been Gavin, (no Celt, it is presumed,) lived in a cottage in the accidentally found. It is most prolific

, and grows a foot parish of Lunan. He had a son, Davy, whom he educated taller than the common wheat. ' It is awned, and someto his own trade, but Davy proved to be « a lazy weaver ;" what like the Egyptian, but of a clearer colour, without in short, he attended to any thing but his business. At the protuberances of the latter. If once a supply of this that time the celebrated bay of Lunan was greatly fre: variety for seed be found, the fly will be starved. Oia quented by Dutch smugglers, and it is said that Davy could patch standing in the middle of a field, where every ear of not resist the temptation of assisting them in their danger the common wheat was hurt, and the flies were numerous ous avocations. Despairing of his well-doing at home, not an ear was touched, although other bearded varieties old Gavin determined on sending him abroad “ to push his suffered.-Highland Society Transactions. fortune.” Davy was accordingly shipped off for Holland, where it is unnecessary to trace the course of his adventures ; suffice it to say, that it was fortunate; and, after the lapse of years, the " Lazy Lunan weaver' returned home a rich

· Hereditary Legislators.... man, and what is more, with a high and unblemished re

Theory of Volcanoes... putation. He purchased Renmuir, an estate in the adjoin.

Remarkable Story of an Avalanche. ing parish of Kennell, and Langton in the Merse." He

Trout of Loch Awe....... married “ an Earl's daughter;" and David Gavin, Esq. of Langton became the father of the present Marchioness of

The Tailor and the Middies..... Braidalbane, and consequently the grandfather of the Earl The Yellow Domino......... of Ormelie. Old Gavin was provided for, and was for Trimmings and Trappings of a Modern Successor of the Apostles, 119 many years afterwards noted in the parish for wearing a On True Happiness....... scarlet cloak and a cocked hat. [This story has been told

Progress of Knowledge in India........... to the imagined disparagement of this patriotic young

Rules for Servants.... nobleman. We tell to his praise that there is in his family talent and enterprize, of which, no doubt, he has his share.]

THE STORY TELLER-The Haunted House.. PURE AIR.Dr. Van Marum, has recently discovered a

William and Nancy. very simple method, proved by repeated experiments, of pre COLUMN FOR THE LADIES-Condition of Women in England and serving the air pure in large halls, theatres, hospitals, &c.

Italy Contrasted, &c..... The apparatus for this purpose is nothing but a common

SCRAPS-Ultima Domus-Ancestor of Lord Ormelie.. lamp, made according to Argand's construction, suspended from the roof of the hall, and kept burning, under a funnel, the tube of which rises above the roof without, and is fur

EDINBURGH : Printed by and for JOHN JOUNSTONE, 19, St. James' nished with a ventilator. For his first experiment he filled

Square --Published by JOHN ANDERSON, Jur., Bookseller, 55, North his laboratory with the smoke of deal shavings. In a few

Bridge Street, Edinburgh ; by Joux MACLEOD, and ATKINSON & minutes after he lighted his lamp the whole smoke disap

Co., Booksellers, Glasgow ; and sold by all Booksellers and Venders peared, and the air was perfectly purified.

of Cheap Periodicals

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STATE MUMMERY.

OFFICIAL COSTUMES.

her August Mother.-Old Mrs Brougham was in the right; as Henry Brougham, her son, was a

great man; and it does pain and mortify those Or all the changes which Society is undergoing, who placed so many hopes in his patriotism and none is so rapid in progress as the change of taste. ability, to see him enacting Chrononhotonthologus This has proceeded of late with such accelerated in state pageants, and reminding Mr. Buckingham, velocity, that extremes havemet. We have a recent who, we are certain, wishes to think respectfully writer, in one of the fashionable periodicals, (the of him, of a half-mad Levantine consul. If he New Monthly,) calling George the Fourth, long seemed to submit like a martyr, one might sympaknown to his subjects as “ The first gentleman in thize with him in a matter of state necessity; but Europe," an Incarnation of vulgarity! What a he appears to profane spectators to glory in these phrase! It is certain that the robes and gilt tags, exhibitions. At the opening of Parliament, Mr. imagined by his “princely taste for magnificence," Buckingham relates :-“ On the Woolsack sat sold lately for an old song ; a bargain even to a Lord Brougham, in the centre, having on his right country manager as stage properties. And the change the Marquis of Lansdowne, President of the King's has extended, and is descending. Fewer and fewer Council, and Earl Grey, First Lord of the Treagazers are every year in attendance on the Lord sury and Prime Minister of State; and, on his left, Mayor's gilt coach; and our own Lord High Commis- the Duke of Richmond, Postmaster-General, and sioner paces up a nearly empty street; the few spec- Lord Aukland, President of the Board of Trade. tators being more interested in the Bold Dragoons, One solitary Lord Spiritual, and Right Reverend than the representative of Majesty in the Scottish Father in God, the Bishop of London, occupied the Kirk. It is time that state ceremonies were re- Ministerial side of the House, in the full and flownounced when they become a mockery and a jest; and ing costume of his episcopal dignity ; and of the that, in an enlightened age pageants gave place to Lords Temporal, there were only two at the openthe simplicity of a higher civilization. We have, in ing, and one who entered during the proceedings, ordinary life, long since laid aside bag-wigs, tawdry all of whom sat on the Opposition benches, booted lace, and embroidery, and are called upon to follow and boa'd, as befitting the wintry weather. The the same course with tawdry observances, ridiculous cross-benches were entirely vacant, save and expomps and mummeries, and disguisings of the human cept the seats near the table occupied by the offi. form. In the first number of Mr. Buckingham's Parcial clerks in their barrister's wigs and gowns, liamentary Review, (which, by the way, promises who were to take a part in the sayings, as well as well,) there is an amusing description of the so-doings of the day. lemn opening of the new Parliament, at which Of the costume of the learned, noble, and disLord Brougham topped his part. Pity the part, tinguished personages who occupied the woolsack, as a mere part, had become obsolete before his as his Majesty's Commissioners, it would be diffiLordship began to star it on those boards. For cult for any one, not acquainted with the art of Bonaparte himself, who has quoted “the late king, robing, or initiated into the mysteries, which are, my uncle," discovered not a finer genius for the no doubt, familiar enough to the keeper of the shews of state-craft, when, in the Tuileries, he wardrobe, or groom of the stole, to give an accustrictly regulated the imperial court by the rules rate description. Its general effect, however, may of the old régime, ekeing out his own scanty camp be described in one single word--it was grotesque. knowledge with the recollections of the superannu- The Lord Chancellor wore his ermined scarlet ated Dowagers of the Faubourg St. Germain, and robe, adown which, on either shoulder, hung the supplying all deficiencies by his zeal and taet. Un- long grey pendant flaps or wings of the judicial fortunately, not much came of it ; the bulk of the wig, not unlike the falling ear-laps of the white or nation were of the humour of Hortense, splitting grey elephant'or, Ava or Siam; and on the exher sides with laughter at the new part every one treme point, or crown of the head, just large enough around her was mumming in, and fit to expire out. to cover the black patch which distinguishes a serright when inquiries were first addressed to her about jeant's wig, as though indicating a broken skall

was placed a most diminutive and insignificant first duly impressed with the superior dignity of their triangular hat, which, not coming down over any brother legislators of the Upper House." part of the block, or having any hold whatever on Let us hope that one of the very first bills (if the rotundity of the seat of intelligence, might be bill be necessary) that his Lordship will bring in, literally called “ a skull-cap," though affording so may be, one to enable him to doff the beaver-tailed little protection to the small spot it covered, that wig, skull-cap, &c., &c., &c. By way of rider, a it might have been blown away by the least breath similar privilege might be secured to our own Lord of wind, or pushed off by the touch of a feather. Advocate, and other minor performers in the State We remember well, on an occasion of visiting Drama. It is cruel that, when every gentleman's a Levantine consul at Joppa in Palestine, in the gentleman in the three kingdoms is permitted to year 1816, a tolerably near parallel to this gro-wear plain clothes like any other Christain, we tesque appearance, which is thus described in the should keep our highest official men in their old volume recording the event:- The consul him- mountebank liveries. What would an ambassador self soon arrived, and presented one of the most sin- from Washington think of the scene and costumes gular mixtures of European and Asiatic costume that described by Mr. Buckingham ? Would the ad. we had yet witnessed. His dress consisted of the long miration of dark diplomats for the Queen of his robes of the East, surmounted by a powdered bag- late Majesty Radahma, from Pomaree, or the wig, a cocked-hat, with anchor buttons, and black Sovereign of Ashantee, atone for manly, republicockade, and a gold-headed cane, all of the oldest can contempt of such fooleries ? fashion." We thought, at the time, that the figure and costume of this old gentlemen were the most | ON THE MORAL TRAINING OF CHILDREN. ridiculous that could be imagined ; but we had not then seen a noble Lord presiding on the wool.

(For the Schoolmaster.) sack as a royal commissioner ; and we now give the

LETTER IV. palm of grotesqueness to the Lord High Chancellor of England over the Levantine consul,—the.

CHILDREN, from the earliest dawn of reason, British peer leaving the Asiatic merchant an im-should be learning from our lives, as well as con. measurable distance behind. We have often heard versation, an esteem for virtue, and a hatred for the people of Yorkshire speak of the curious ex

vice. In their education, our chief olject should hibition of Henry Brougham, the county member, be, the instilling into them sentiments that are when sworded, hatted, spurred, and mounted, as a

friendly to virtue and true religion; but in order knight of the shire in the Castle Yard at York ;

effectually to impress these sentiments on their but it could have been nothing to this appearance minds, let us never forget that example has a of the same person on the woolsack; and both how powerful effect. For, while esteem for virtue and incomparably less dignified than the simple dress piety is professed by words, but contradicted by and commanding air and manner of the earnest conduct, in vain will be the effect of our religious senator in the House of Commons, clothed in all or moral precepts. The experience of mankindthe glory of impassioned eloquence, robed in the in general confirms this; and yet how many cherish majesty of truth, and crowned by the coronet of a

the vain idea of effecting wonders with their chil

. free nation's admiration! Oh! dignity! how little dren, by giving them lessons of virtue, and storing are thy true elements appreciated and under their memories with facts and theories, unaided by stood !

example ? If we teach them the Love of the Su. “ The finest point, however, in the whole scene by our liver, we may assure ourselves the latter

preme Being with our lips, and that of Mammon was this:—When the clerk at the table read over, only will be taught effectually. Parents concerned with deep and solemn tone, the Royal Commis- for the welfare of their children, caution then against sion, appointing the noble Lords to act, as he recited the names and titles of the Commissioners, the parents, of what effect is precept? Again, we

anger; yet if they see this passion given way to in he made a low bow to each, just as the devout advise them against an avaricious disposition ; but idolators of the East bow down at the name of if they discover that our prevailing desire is to their favourite idol; to which each of the Com- accumulate wealth, will they be likely to act difmissioners responded by taking off his hat, and ferently? We teach them the necessity of doing bowing low in return ; not to the clerk, of course, unto others as they would be done unto ; and yet

, but to the paper from which he was reading, just if they detect us conducting ourselves contrary as the Mohammedans shew reverence to their to this rule, will they not learn by our example ta Sultan's firmaun or decree, by bowing before it do as we do ? A mother who is fond of dress and when they receive it, and putting it to their fore. heads in token of respect. We laugh at the company ; whose aim is to attract attention, and Turks for this extreme veneration ; but wherein dour of her furniture, &c., may indeed lecture

outshine her neighbours and friends in the splenconsists the difference between their.dow bows and her children on the 'necessity of humility, and our own?

caution them against the pomps and vanities of this “When the ceremonial had been gone through, world : such lessons may play upon the ear, but the Lord Chancellor addressed the Members of will never sink into the heart, while they are taught the Commons, who must have been, by this time, I by her example, that these very pomps and vani.

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