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which are become tolerably threadbare since the days when Members, -as the Session-closeky avoid the private Billthey assumed the sound of Crucify him! Crucify him!mongera with the utmost anxiety, exercising as much m. Now this charge of poverty involves matters of so much genuity to get rid of them as some have done to svoj a importance, that the question becomes one not of individual Sheriff's officer previous to their election Burke replied to or temporary interest, but a question of principle, involving some one who asked his support to a private i Billy. That the consideration of interests as enduring and universal as mart." The present is the first time that the charge of not
his. Injustice was engaged.ut that doen att beras de being rich has been openly brought against Parliamentary
THE FRENCH Mori FLAGONS, OR VIVAN DIEREA candidates; and is also the first time, at least since the days A class of personis' attached to the French army deserie of Andrew Marvell, that candidates' had come forward to especial mention. These were the vitandières or license offer themselves to the people's choice, resting their preten- suttler-women, of whom a certain number is attached 19 sions solely on their intrinsic merit,—to wit, on their capa- every regiment, in the proportion of four per battalion. city, their honesty, and their knowledge. Where has this They receive lodgment in barracks, and rations in the field. heavy charge, this grave accusation, lain so 'long concealed ? They wear, for the most part, a peculiar costume, hates The truth is, there was no guilt in being poor, till poor men plaque, or tin on the arm, denoting their number and the stood forth the champions of the poor. Where was the corps to which they belong, and have the exclusive privi
. accusation when Burke, and Sheridan, and Canning, and lege of selling spirits to the troops or battalion to which Huskisson, and Mr. Praed, and Mr. Wrangham, and men they are attached. Their dress was generally a glazed has of that class came forward as candidates ? Neither the a blue petticoat with a tri-coloured border, and red or _03monied nor the landed interest conceived itself to be in dan.
rance military trousers, boots, a short cloak, and a key ger, or raised any hue and cry then. The people of Eng- slung round the shoulder, with a small basket containing land now stand in the place of the individuals who brought
one or two glasses, and a few loaves. Wherever the fire w3 into Parliament the gentlemen named above ; and the mo- the hottest, there they were to be seen ; and it was singular ment they begin to exercise their privilege, the men of to see the prevailing passion of gain, not only leading tber property' raise a howl as loud as if their souls, which are heroines into the most dangerous positions, but to obecnie their money bags, were ravaged from them. Expand your tiles that, to use the expression of one of them, " Fell like
them utterly forgetful of the showers of grape and projecsordid souls, and conceive that independence has nothing to da with wealth,—that a man is independent, not in pro- plums” around, alone intent on receiving their stall portion as he has many possessions, but as he has few change, or rating some debtor who had neglected to pay wants. Does not all history, all experience, go to con
score. Whilst, however, the matter of business was always vince you of the falsehood of your position ? Would all the kept in sight, they were not without frequently exhibiting riches in the world have purchased a Socrates or a Bentham ? instances of nobler sentiments. Their devotion and atten. Would the riches of the universe have satisfied a Charles tion to the wounded, and the readiness with which they alStuart, or a George Guelph, or formed one atom of security posed themselves in the cause of humanity were as remarkafor their political good conduct? As is the model, so are
ble as praiseworthy. One amongst them was particularly the copies ; as is the master, so are the followers. The vul. cited. She was a young woman of rather prepossessing apgar admirers of a Guelph and a Stuart 'may be expected to pearance, and peculiar for the neatness of her dresi. Her labour under some difficulty in the conception, that there courage and disregard of self were so striking, that she was are men who would dine with more satisfaction at the not only cited by the whole army, and the subject of one simple board of Marvell than at the regales dupes' of a versation to strangers, but she was thought worthy of the Charles 'or a George,-men who could live, happy and con- ing noticed in general orders. She was thus spoken or by tented, without gorgeous palaces, coroneted trappings
, Marshal Gerard, in his order of the day. " Antoinette gilded lacqueys, and jewelled harlots. But though such Moran, cantinière of the 25th line, affords daily proofs of qualities are rare, they are to be found; and the education her courage and devotion ; she rescued a wounded ninet
, necessary to form them has not entirely, with Astræa, de- / who had fallen into the ditch, from under the enemy's fire serted the earth. Now, it may be asked of any person of She had already had her hat perforated by a ball, in assist: sense, whether it is most likely that a man who, though he ing a wounded man: and, amidst a shower of shells and has little, has what he wants, would, for the sake of mak-bullets, she brought a bearer to carry off another. She de ing some addition to his incomne, sell the power of being serves the gratitude of the army.". During the subsequent useful, not only to the present race of his countrymen, but reviews at Valenciennes
, the celebrated cantiniere was pre to the men of all countries, and of every time, or that a
sented to the king, when she received å gold medal of 1,00 man who has much more, should do the same, for the pur- francs value, and a pension of 250 francs per aonum. As pose of gratifying his irregular desires. For the man who customed as the British officers are to the dry and laconie has once so sold himself, is sold for ever. He has irrevo- style of our own general orders, where individual traits of cably sullied the purity of a patriot's honour. There is a courage, especially those performed by men below the rank stain upon the brightness of his name, which the tide of ages
of field officers, rarely find place, to notice the conduct of a could not wash out. Those men must have a strange idea, I woman may appear puerile. But the policy of such pronot only of the morality, but of the intellect, of a philoso- ceedings cannot be denied, and may safely be adopted by a phic Radical like Marvell, if they imagine him such a dole who have no decoration for junior officers, and no promo as to sacrifice so much for so little ; as to exchange a greater tion for such soldiers as may particularly distinguish happiness for one so palpably, so immeasurably less.'
In our army a universal
medal is distributed_not to record the valour of the man, MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT may be, not inaptly, com
but to commemorate the notoriety of the event." Honoan pared to coveys of partridges. In the early part of the season
of a similar nature are distributed; but when do they reach the birds are tame, and shots easily obtained. So Mem the breast of the subaltern, non-commissioned, or soldier? bers, at the commencement of the Session, are exceedingly
The concussion of air (from a bomb) wa courteons, affable, and easy of access. As the season pro
so great, that the lights were extinguished, and the gallery ceeits the birds get wilder, stronger on the wing, and shots being filled with smoke and left inutter darkness, officers are niuch more difficult. So Members, who now, feel and men at the bottom supposed the roof had given was the daily, and almost hourly, annoyance of enclosure law and that they were buried; and, as the lateral gallery was yers, rail-road lawyers, and turnpike-road lawyers, get more
not yet completely opened, there was no escape on that side, shy; they fear to present theinselves at the front windows After a few moments'anxious suspense they were re-2cured of their club-houses—sometimes change their lodgings, and by hearing the voice of a virandière, who, though a second get to the House through back ways and alloys, and are not
bomb followed close on the heels of the first, killing the easily caught by their pursuers. "Towards the end of the and wounding three men, with the utmost coolness
, walk. season the birds are perfectly wildsoon a double-barrel ing down, and calling to one of the miners said, "Here's Mauton becomes perfectly uscless. In like manner the your dram, but you must drink from your hand, for the
cursed shelí has brokep my glasses." —Siege of Antwerp
was seen i
:)** 186*410 A SMUGGLER'S TALE. i it at its se's luctantly, này, tremblingly, do I lift the veil which now Urbnathe eastern coast of Suffolk, stands upon a 'high hangs over the death-bed of poor Hazlitt, Imagine this dif the villagetof Pakefield. It was forinerly the haunt highly-gifted man stretched on a couch in the back room ofi maisha bold and adventurous smuggler, and even in re- of a second floor, his only child, and Martin, his faithful chat timeslidan occasional freak of that description took companion and friend, watching over him. Others were place, and the church itself has been the depository of a not deficient in their attentions and in providing the means run."
broad face of day, a short time ago, a vessel of existence for him ; for know, reader, that the death.
offing standing in for town, with a flag fly, bed of this author was not distinguished by the circumstance ing half-mast' high, and shortly afterwards brought up in of his possessing wherewith to support life when exertion
Abraham's Bosom." A boat inade the beach from her was not in his power. It seems that some sudden turn of soon after ; out jumped the crew with faces as long az hand. memory caused a pang in the dying man's bosom, and call. spikes, fall of grief and woe. They inquired for the clergy-ing to one, whom I shall conceal under the name of Basi. man, and stated they had an old man, the father of the cap- lius, (to the gentleman thus designed, poor. Hazlitt was taid, who had died on board, and having great respect for already under obligations,) he gently said, “ Basilius, stoop hith when living, they had been very unwilling to consign down, and let me talk to you, Basilius, crouching by the
is remains to the watery deep,” but had determined to bedside" What can I do for you, my dear Hazlitt?" keep him if possible, till they touched the land, in order to Hazlitt" Rid me of a pang.” Basilius" Willingly, dear give him Christian burial. They were shewn the way to friend." Hazlitt- Lend me forty pounds ?" Basilius the parson's, where they succeeded in making good their “Forty pounds! Dear Hazlitt, what can you want with tale, anŭ exciting his commiseration for their pious feeling. forty pounds ?” Hazlitt—" Lend me forty pounds." BaThe parson kindly complied with their wishes-had a coffin silius—" Do not talk so, my dear Hazlitt. You cannot knocked together, and given to the crew, who hastened off want forty pounds.” Hazlitt—“ I know_I know, Basilius with it to it to their ship. At the time appointed for the inter . what I ask. Lend it me–lend it me I want it
. Twill ment, the boat returned with the remains of their lamented ease my mind—I want it. Lend it me, and think Basi. and still dearly-respected shipmate. Six brawny Pakefield lius, think what the world will say when it is known that boyz carried the coffin, followed by the weeping Nereides you lent a dying man forty pounds without a hope of being To Xirdey Church they bent their way, but many were the re-paid." The argument of Hazlitt did not prevail
. Very restings which they made, for they bore a « deadly weight." shortly after he said to Martin, (whose attendance was cone At last they reached the church-yard, where his Reverence, stant,) " Martin, come here." Martin approached. Hazlitt, the * cunning man,” awaited his charge, but he expressed a -“ Martin, I want you to write a letter for me (starting up desire to see the body. This was somewhat of a poser-the with energy.) Swear you will do itMartin, went erft became more violent in their grief; but one, more through the ceremony of an oath. Hazlitt. Now; write, alive to the living than the rest, and who bore his grief with • Dear Sir, I am at the last gasp ; pray send me a hundred becoming manliness, assured the clergyman that it would pounds, your's truly, Wm. Hazlitt.?"-It was written, Haz be very dangerous to open it-indeed, if they did, not one litt—"Now fold the letter." Martin folded it. Hazlitt
would be able to escape from the effect it would produce; “Write : "To Francis Jeffrey, Esq. Edinburgh. Martin and he for one, would withdraw to a distance. The tears superscribed the letter. Hazlitt-" Now I am satisfied.” of our weeping beauty" prevailed, and the coffin was con.. Martin_“Shall I not put in a word, Hazlitt, explaining signed to its grave, and the service commenced with due who wrote it?" Hazlitt, starting up--"Swear, Martin, solemnity, till the clergyman read “ He heapeth up riches, you won't do so ; swcar you'll send it as it is !" Martin "and cannot tell who shall gather them,” when the crew sent the letter ; Hazlitt died very soon after; and on the stared at each other.—“Be not deceived" they looked day subsequent to his death, a letter from Jeffrey arrived around. In the twinkliug of an eye the dead shall be with an enclosure of fifty pounds
, Hone called on the raised," exclaimed the clergyman—the crew tittered, and previous day: he met a physician who had attended Hazthe parson stopped surprised; but went through the service litt, at the door about to depart. « How is your patient, The ceremony ended, the clergyman retired, and the mourn Sir?" inquired Hone. < 'Tis all over," replied the medical ers, with solemn steps and downcast looks, went down to man. “ Clinically speaking, he ought to have died two days their ship. All was quiet--the grey mist of evening fellago: he seemed to live, during the last eight-and-forty hours, the morning chased away the hours of night, and discovered purely in obedience to his own will.". A third person, who that the vessel had sailed; but that was not all...The grave had just come up, here observed, “He was waiting, perhad been opened, the dead raised, and the coffin, with haps, until return of post, for Jeffrey's reply. What he L.1,100 worth of silk goods, carried off.
could have wanted with that forty pounds, is a perfect mys.
tery," A few months before, Hone had met Hazlitt in the HAZLITT'S DEATH-BED.
street, and kindly inquired as to his health and circum.
stances. Both were bad. “You are aware," said Hazlitt, The late William Hazlitt was hailed at the commence. of some of my difficulties (those dreadful bills those back, ment of his term of authorship as a star. Vast things were accounts)—but no human being knows ALL. I have carpredicted of him: and he, looking at the flattering picture, ried a volcano in my bosom up and down Paternoster-row, presaged a happy voyage through life; but how soon was for a good two hours and a half. Even now I struggle the scene changed ! His determined bent of thought having struggle mortally to quench-to quell it, but I can't It's been ascertained to be on the popular side, he was soon pent up throes and agonies, I fear, will break out—Can you marked down as a fit object for legal calumny—the fitter lend me a shilling! I have been withOUT FOOD because the more conspicuous. I use the term legal calumny THESE TWO DAYS !". To state what Hone felt, and did, on with the intention of distinguishing that sort of wrong hearing this, would be needless. from itiegal' calumny, or libel. To say he was an infidel, [The above appears in the Monthly Magazine. It is that his associates were the same, to assail the integrity of evidently a piece of exaggeration based on truth. Au men his opinions and the motives froui which he supported them,
are more or less false to themselves literary men more were the lightest missiles hurled at him by his enemies. than all.] Would he had lived to see his principles triumphant! The harassing nature of his occupation, the periodical supply of
SLAVERY. a certain quantum of copy, at length produced its effect. Those alone who are doomed to the same drudgery can appreciate my simile when I liken the press to the horseleech, which cries give! give!” and this eternal cry, toge THE present circumstances of the slaves, and of the free gether with the application of stimuli to enable him to people of colour in the British colonies, the troubles in the supply the demand, brought on that depravation of the sto- Mauritius, the insurrections in Jamaica, and the religious mach which is the usual effect of such a course of life. Re- persecutions which have followed, are momentous sigus of
EXTRACT OF AN ADDRESS OF THE QUAKERS TO THEIR
Soissons laugh heartily. She asked me why I never turned my head whenever I passed before a mirror-every body else of my physiognomy was far from attractive. My fare was large, with fat cheeks, and yet my figure was short and
forfthe goodness of my disposition, no one would have cudused
the times as regards the continuance of slavery. Contem- less oppression ; governors, murderers and menstealers ; atul plating these events, and the increased interest for the op- where all things are conducted, not arcording to the maxima pressed, which so manifestly pervados every class of society of a wise and holy Being, but according to the devices of tlər in this land, the time is surely arrived when all should enemy of human happiness--the envier, in his own abyss co-operate in Christian endeavours wholly and speedily to of misery, of all prosperity : and who, in the triun hal remove this national sin. When a people have become evil over good in the West Indies, glories that he has still enlightened on the cuormity of a crime, the guilt of con unlimited power in one corner of the world, though even tinuing that crime is aggravated. Ignorance of the real there, while one well-wisher to humanity remains on earth, character and tendency of slavery can no longer be pleaded. neither he nor his adherents can hope any longer to ka? Warning has, of later times, succeeded warning with por- “ his goods in peace.” tentous rapidity. Divine revelation teaches us, and the history of mankind exemplifies the truth, that the retribu
BOOK STALLS-LOVE OF BOOKS tive justice of the Most High does fall on individuals and
THERE is a class of street-readers whom I can REFER on nations, when they wilfully continue in their guilt, and contemplate without affection—the poor gentry, who, hast take not heed to the solemn warnings conveyed in the exer- having wherewithal to buy or hire a look, fich a little cise of his over-ruling providence.
Now is our time :--protraction accumulates the guilt. learning at the open stalls-the owner, with his hanteyr, It is fearful to look at the present state of society in the casting envious looks at them all the while, and wonderis! Colonies; it is still more fearful to look forward.
when they will have done. Venturing tenderly, page after believe that the continuance of slavery is an offence in the page, expecting every moment when he shall interpose hiright of God, so we also believe, that, if from a conviction they “ svaich a fearful joy." Martin B—, in this way
, and yet, unable to deny themselves the gratification of its sinfulness, in repentance towards God, we put away by daily fragments, got through two volumes of Clarissa : this evil from before him, he will graciously turn unto us and bless us- that if laws for its immediate and entire ex
when the stall-keeper damped his laudable ambition, by iinction, accompanied by judicious and equitalile provisions, to purchase the work ? M
asking him (it was in his younger days) whether he meant are forthwith made, our Heavenly Father will prosper this
declarey, that under no cir. work of mercy. And we further believe, that by the sub- the satisfaction which he took in these uneasy snatches. A
cumstance of his life did he ever peruse a book with halt stitution of the paternal care of the Government in the quaint poetess of our day has moralized upon this subject place of the arbitrary power and authority of the master, in two very touching but homely stanzas :the peace of society will be secured, and the comfort, the happiness, and the prosperity of all be greatly promoted.
“ I saw a boy with eager eye In conclusion, it is our earnest prayer that it may please
Open a book upon a stall, Almighty God to continue to regard this kingdom for good;
And read, as he'd devour it all: and to direct its councils in this and other acts of justice
Which when the stall-man did espy, and mercy, so as to promote his glory in the harmony of
Soon to the boy I heard him call, his rational creation. Signed in and on hehalf of a meeting representing the
“ You, Sir ! yon never buy a book ;
Therefore on one you shall not look !" roligious Society of Friends in the intervals of its yearly
The boy passed slowly on, and, with a sigh, meeting
He wished he never had been taught to read, London, the 4th of the 1st month.
Then of the old churl's books he should have had no perd. DIVINE RETRIBUTION FOR THE SIN OF SLAVERY.*
Of sufferings the poor have many, The West Indies are an example that the laws of God are
Which never can the rich annoy : uever neglected with impunity, and that no lasting prospe
I soon perceiv'd another hoy, rity can be based upon injustice and human misery. Whe
Who look'd as if he'd not had any ther we look to the wretched slaves, the bankrupt planters,
Food for that day at least – enjoy or their creditors, the merchants, who lend out their money
The sight of cold meat in a tavern larder. upon nsury, in vain sought to be wrung out of the tears
This boy's case, then, thought 1, is rather harder ; and blood of wretched men ; or to that portion of the Bri.
Thus hungry, longing, without a penny, tish army, which, to the disgrace of this country, forms the
Beholding choice of dainty-dressed meat ; only solid support of a system as impoliijc as it is unjust,
No wonder if he wish he ne'er had learn'd to eat -We everywhere behold the curse of an avenging God
Last Essays of Elia pressing heavily upon the abettors of this slavish tyranny, which is without its equal in atrocity either in ancient or
UGLINESS.-—Perhaps no lady was ever better reconcilet modern times. The command of God to the parents of the human race, to replenish the earth aud possess it, which Orlcans, the mother of the Regent d'Orients who governet
to positive ugliness in her own person than the Duchess of has overcome all other preventive checks to population, France during the minority of Louis XV. disease, misery, and vice, is yet found too weak to resist of her own appearance and manners : From my earliest the overwhelming evils of Colonial Slavery, The illgotten treasure of the planter is his gang of slaves, did not like that people should look to me attentively.
years, I was aware how ordinary my appearance was, and and these slaves are perishing under the lash of their
rrever paid any attention to dress, because diamonds and dress short-sighted oppressors. While the West Indians are dis
were sure to attract attention. My husband, peopling of their inhabitants, their fertile soiliteelf is stricken
hand, loved to cover himself with jewels, and was well with an increasing barrenness,—the necessary effect of slave
tistied at my dislike of them, as it saved all disputes for the cultivation. Britain, in addition to a new load of guilt,
possession of them. On great days he used to make me ferences, to the inhumanity and folly of employing slave thing that incommodes meOne day 1 made the Countered
rouge, which I did greatly against my will, as I hate every instead of free labour; and its commerce is restricted, and its workmen unemployed, in order that the planters may ing -. If there is a spet in existence (except the regions of etenal punishment) in my youth. Thad no sort of features : with
the sight of my own ugliness. I must have been very ugly where all things are contrary to tlw mind and laws of God, ling eyes, a short sucub n.o.c, and long thick
lips the balance we must certainly find it in the West Indies, where pro perty is robbery ; labour, tyrannous exaction; law, merci
Thus she speaks
on the other
with a good stock of materials for laughter. Mye of his age. He was born in Lochrutton, in 1743, but re
It was impossible to discover any thing like intelli
GEORGE MILLIGAN. gence in my eyes, except with a microscope. Perhaps there was not on the face of the earth such another pair of ugly
"A wise, good man, contented to be poor." hands as mine. The king often told me so, and set me
GEORGE MILLIGAN, long a farm-servant, and latterly Laughing about it; for as I was quite sure of being very ingly, the most celebrated thatcher and thrasher in the whole disI mide up my mind to be the very first to laugh at it.' Thistrict, died at the Glen Mill, on the 21st ult, in the 39th year succeeded very well, thongh I must confess it furnished
moved about the age of manhood to the parish of Terregles, perament is naturally rather melancholy, and when any
where he resided more than sixty years... His cottage stood thing distresses me, my lett sido swells up as if it were filled by the side of a wood, within hearing of a murmuring with water. I hate to be in bed, and the moment I wake I rise in nediately. As for breakfast, I take it very seldom, selves, darting from the highest bough to arrest the dew
stream ; and not even the small birds, or the rooks themund then have nothing but bread and butter. Chocolate,
worm in his evanescent course, could be more regular in Coffee, tea, and all other foreign drugs, I detest. ? My habits
their hours of labour, recreation and rest, than the subject are completely German; and nothing suits me in the eating of this brief memoir. At Terraughty, where he worked and drinking way which is not conformable to our old cuscons! I cannot eat soup unless it is mixed up with milk, that intimated to other portions of the household that it
for many years, the sound of his fail was the first thing vett, or wie; and as for gravy broth, it is abominable;
was time to rise; and wherever he went, his movements it always makes me so ill, that nothing but sausages and
were regulated with all the accuracy of the clock itself. haal can put my stomach to rights again."
He wore the same watch for more than sixty years, never
forgot to wind it up, and never had occasion to replace the THE HIGHLAND HOMES OF SCOTLAND. original glass,-a circumstance he sometimes mentioned
while recommending carefulness and economy to others, THE Highland Homes of Scoiland,
neither was he ever touched with liquor, known to utO, they are dear to me!
ter an oath, or wittingly commit a breach of the truth. Though poor and humble to the eye,
His piety was remarkable, free from ostentation and unThere dwell the bold and free.
necessary austerity; and for many years he visited the I see them on the mountain's side,
poor and sick, praying with them, and administering spiriWhero rocks above them frown ;
tual consolation. The pastor of the parish felt the value While, from their doors, how beautiful
of his services, and during the funeral ceremony paid a The greeu strath stretches down!
merited tribute of respect to his memory. Frequently the I see them scattered o'er the heath,
deceased said, " I was trained to live well in my youth, and And by the woodland shule,
that makes me a fresh auld man the day." His wedding Where many a kind heart glows beneath
garments he retained to the last, though his wife had long Old Albyn's chequered plaid !
predeceased him, and his cravat was put into the costin, What though wise Heaven has here denied according to the custom of the olden time. Their fashion The myrtle and the vine,
was most peculiar ; and as often as “ Patie and Roger" Though round the rude and humble porch was enacted by amateurs for the benefit of the poor, reNo clustering roses twine;
course was had to the wardrobe of honest George MilliThe mountain ash and dark green pine
gan. Humble as his station in life was, he adorned it by Spring from the fissured rock;
the sterling worth and integrity of his character; and we Embleins of Highland hardihood,
may quote, in his case, the words which Mr. Murdoch, the They bide each tempest's shock.
instructor of Burn's, so happily applied to the poet's father; Pure is the spotless lily,
“O for a world of men of such dispositions !: I have ofBehold the mountain maid!
ten wished for the good of mankind, that it was as custoAnd modest as the violet,
mary to honour and perpetuate the memory of those who Within the greenwood shade!
excel in moral rectitude, as it is to extol what are called What thougli no foreign glittering toys,
heroic actions; then would the mausoleum of the friend of Her faultless form adom,
my youth overtop and surpass most of those we see in Amid her raven ringlets glows
CONFESSION OF AN IRISH PEASANT.--Luke M. Geo-
gham being at confession, owned, among other things, And every giance of her dark eye
that he had stolen a pig from Tim Carrol. The Priest told
him he must inake restitution. Luke could'nt-how could A guileless heart bespeaks. Now see the active Highland youth,
he, when he had eaten it long ago? Then he must give
Tim one of his own. No; Luke didn't like that-it
wouldn't satisfy his conscience-it wouldn't be the downIs not more fleet and free!
right identical pig he stole. Well, the Priest said, if he Sprung from the sires, in days of yore,
wouldn't, he'd rue it, for that the corpus delictum, Tim's Who Rome's proud arms repelled,
pig, would be brought forward again him at his final recAnd those who, in a later day,
koning. “ You don't mane that, father?” Indeed but the Made Gallia's squadrons yield;
father did. " And, may be, Tim himself will be there
too?" Should war e'er call him from his home,
“ Most certainly.” “Och, then, why bother about He'll act a warrior's part ;
the trifle this side the grave? If Tim's there, and the pig's For faith and dauutless courage dwell,
there, sure I can make restitution to him then, you knoir." With mercy, in his heart.
- Monthly Magazine.
AN IMPOSSIBILITY.-Two barristers, of the names of 15, 16, Dear is tp him his Highland home, 'n Mid scenes sublime and will
Doyle and Yelverton, were constantly quarrelling before the 1781. With every torrent, rock, and hill,
bench. One day the dispute arose so high that the incensed Tini Familiar since a child !
Doyle knocked down his adversary, exclaiming veilemently, Each blast that whistles round the eaves,
“ You scoundrel, I'll make you behave like a gentleman!" And every storm that blows,
The other, smarting under the blow as he lay on the groud, Makes him more thankful for the lythe*
energetically replied, “ No, never! I defy you. You can.
not do it, Sir.”_New York Mirror. His Highlaud Home bestows !
* We have got this extract without a name, but intrinsic evidence
makes us unhesitatingly attribute it to the Editor of the Dumfries • Lythc-shelter.
ELEMENTS OF THOUGHT.
, tho, through a conscientious feeling, do not pay tithes; they
suffer distress to be levied, and salo to be made; and they “STUDY is a weariness without exercise, a labowicus sit. are not blamed. Now, if I adopt their conduct, and act in ting still
, that mucka the inward, and destroys the 'outward like manner, why should'that be culpable in me which is mau; that sacrifices health to conceit, and clothes the soul blameless in them? To be sure, in pursuing that peaceable
and orderly line of conduct evils mays result; but has any with the spoils of the body.” So says South ; but in the right ever been pursued, in any state, that dil not bring 19th century, we have reversed all that. Study is prosecu- those who sought to enforce the right into collision with ted to clothe the body with the spoils of the mind. The those who'support the wrong; and out of such collisious scabbard is now more than the sword. South's is a hard how many crimes have sprung'; yet will any man impute fate for the student. “Nature," he says, "allows a man a
those crimes to him who pursues ca just course; and mt great freedom; and never gave an appetite but to be instru- rather to those who oppose obstacles to the fulfilment of the mental of enjoyment, nor made a desire but in order to the it to the assertion of the right of every individual to judge
end of justice.” Dr. Doyle was asked if this did not bring pleasure of its satisfaction.” Mr. Combe could not have for himself, and act upon that judgnient, whether the law is stated this better; but then comes the draw-back. “He or is not to be obeyed. The answer is admirably reasoned. that will increase knowledge must be content not to
“ I would ask, what is the universal judgment made up of enjoy, and not only to cut off the extravagance of luxury, of individuals in a state view the matter as I do, where is
but the judgment of individuals; and if the greater number but also to deny the lawful demands of convenience, to
the illegality or immorality of them in forining an opinion, forswear delight, and look upon pleasure as his mortal and acting on that opinion in a manner not to be condemned enemy." South should have said what the world calls by the law. I think, if abuses exist in a state,"
it indivi. pleasure ; for we have a notion, that what is named study, duals were bound to captivate their judgments to the obedi. or the passionate pursuit of knowledge may often be among could have any reform whatever in the country, and n*
ence of the authority which supports these abuses, we are the most intoxicating of pleasures. The most absorbing it would not only have passive obedience established upon the unquestionably is. Yet there is truth mixed with the error broadest and firmest basis, but something worse than the of South's querulous statement. The student “ must call divine right of Kings; for we would have a divine right of that study which is indeed confinement; he must converse
abuse. In the name of the Lord ! what improvement has
ever happened in this country that has not been effected by with solitude ; walk, eat, and sleep thinking; read vol
men pursuing justice in opposition to the law? I know of umes, devour the choicest authors, and, like Pharoah's The whole despotism of James was all according to kine, after he has devoured all, look lean and meagre. He law; even in the case of the ship.money the Judges decided must be willing to be sickly, weak, cousumptive; even to
in his favour. If you come to the Revolution of 1688, that foryet when he is hungry, and to digest nothing but what happiness as a nation. If we come to Catholic Emancipa
was clearly against law, and yet it is the foundation of our he reads. He must read much, and perbaps meet little; tion, it was pursued for fifty years, by the Protestants and turn over much trash for one grain of truth; study anti- Catholics in Ireland, and also in this country; and how quity, till he feels the effects of it; and, like the cock in many crimes were committed on account of the opposition the fable, seek pearls in a dunghill.” Here South is wrong; given to it; num berless collisions, hatreds, and suspicions the cock' did not seek pearls in the dunghill; but he fonnd and even bloodshed, in many instances. To come to a later one; and then said a graiu of barley would have been bet- event, is not the constitution of the House of Commes ter for him. Seekers who prefer glittering but useless legal? No man will deny that it is; yet the King and pearls to nutritious grains, must look for the fate of Soutla's the Government, pursuing a reformation of that House
, so unlucky student.
protected by law, gives rise to the riots at Bristol'and Not.
tingham, will any man impute these riots, and the bloodIf the hands of the clergy of the Catholic Church, where shed that occurred, to Government? So that, if we are soever they were, the property called the church property prevented from pursuing the recovery of a right, because, ia was looked upon as a trust; and whether it was divided in pursuing that right, eviis may arise, we must abandon our. the proportions mentioned in the tripartite division, or whe-selves to utter despotism ; and your Lordships will not surther divided otherwise, the obligation existed everywhere of ceed with me, and, I believe, not with the public in general, dividing it amongst the poor, and applying it for the build- in so captivating their understandings to the letter of the ing and repairing of churches, and conducting public wor- law, as to preclude them from pursuing what they think ship, and furnishing to themselves only a becoming support is right." This discipline prevailed wherever the Catholic Church ex- COMBINATIONS AGAINST IMPOSTS_PASSIVE RESIST. isted, and prevails to this day.
The uniform | ANCE.- Dr. Doyle was asked, if giving advice how to avoid doctrine of the Catholic Church is, that the clergyman can paying tithes, anıt yet not violating law, did not tend to have no property in the fruits of the ecclesiastical benefice; produce combinations. “Let it be so," was his reply,* I do that all that is lawful for him to do is to take from it what not see any inconvenience that will follow my admitting is necessary for his competent support ; and that the residue the thing to its full extent. I should be glad to see the he is bound to apply to the relief of the poor, and thë pro- whole population of Ireland combined in one effort to withmotion of works of piety and charity. From Dr. Doyle's hold the payment of tithe in mouey. The combination I Evidence before the Peers' Committee on Tithes,
look for is a combination which the law has not defined to [Though we fear the clergyman might sometimes, nay
be illegal; namely, an uniform resolution by the poople not very often, abuse this discretionary power, and take the
to pay the title in kind, but to let their goods be distrained
. lion's share in the division, we are bound to admire the I do not know that any law makes that illegal. Ishonld principle. ]
be extremely glad that the whole population of Ireland, as
one man, should adopt it." Dr. Doyle was asked this singuThe common notion is, that the Catholic prelates and defeat a legal claim, even by the use of legal means is it
lar question: "Do you not apprehend that a combination to clergy, hold as principles, passive obedience and non-resis- itself illegal ?” “I think the combination should be rather
Whatever they may have dove, they now leave designated as one to do that which was legal, than a come this to High Church-men. Let us see how Dr. Doyle, the bination to defeat a legal claim. This was a common law titular Bisiiop of Kildare, unravels this ticklish doctrine, offence; but a common law offence can never be commite! in his evidence before the Peers on the state of tithes in by a whole people. When it becomes the cause of a nation, Ireland. "I find in the coumtry a number of persons sub- it cannot be a common law offence."
CATHOLIC CHURCH PROPERTY.
THE DOCTRINE OF LAWFUL RESISTANCE.