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him, who said all these were his servants, though I knew could do about me. They have three daughters which his some of them to be my Lord Lovat's servants who rode wife had born, and his eldest son, William Leishman. along; one of thein was called Alexander Frazer, and the They kept me so long close prisoner that it endangered my other James Frazer, and his groom, whose name I know health, and I grew sick, and Andrew told Mr. Foster that not. These were the names they gave them ; but whether they would allow me to go out, and that he would not have they were their proper names I know not.
a hand in my death; and then I was allowed to go to the " Another that rode along was Andrew Leishman, a ten-high 100.ns, and 10 go to the court to get air, inuch against ant in West Pomeise, which belongs to Mr. Stewart, and Mr. Foster's will. had been tenant there these twenty-six years. I heard an “ The gardener was kept there for a scoury to dress the other of the horse was a young gentleman, my Lori Lovat's garden and the trees. Sandy Frazer was left with me the cousin ; I heard so; but did not see him, for he kept out of first three days, and then James Frazer was sent out to my sight. Before they set me on horse, shewed him all wait of me ; for he would not trust me to the gardener ; the linens about my face were covered with blood, and and he kept the key in his own custody day and night. that they had torn all the clothes upon my head, and My Lord Lovat caine frequently through Stirling to Mr. torn out some of my hair, and blind-folded me; but the Foster, his house being within a mile of it; and Mr. Fos joggling of the horse shuffled up the clothes off my eyes, ter went out and met him, to concert matters about me; so that I saw what way they rode with me, straight by the and James Frazer, who waited of me, went with him. long way.
I saw that I was at the back of the castle. was kept prisoner there till the 12th of August, and then They took me the straightest way to Lithgow; and it was Peter Frazer, my lord's page, came and staid till the 13th. a very frosty, cold, and bitter night. I took stitches in my Mr. Frazer came up then, and three Highlandmen with side, sitting in a constrained posture, and I begged Mr. him, and took me out of the room by force; James and Foster to allow me to light a little till I was ease of my Peter Frazer carried me out, and set me on a horse behind pains. Mr. Foster cried to Sandy Frazer to stop my mouth the Captain. It was about ten o'clock at night, and car. again; for it was he that stopt my mouth when I was in ried me along by Stirling Bridge, and after that I knew no my own room, and called me a damned bitch, that he would more of the way. It was moonlight, and they rode till it break my neck, if I did not hold my peace; was he ventur. was near day, and then took me into
house. The ing his life for me? He took me a little beyond Lithgow. Captain, Mr. Foster, went to the room with me, and sat a When he saw that day was approaching, he took me into little with me, and never came near me after that. He gave a house which belongs to John Macleod, who is an advo- the charge of me to one who called himself Alexander cate, whose servant had known of my coming, and met me Grant, but I believe he feigned his name; he rode with me with candles in their hands, at the far end of the entry, out of Pomeise that night's journey; Andrew Leishman, and brought me into a very gooil room, and fire in, so that and Peter and James Frazer were the rest of the company they knew of my coming. I saw no servants in the house that rode, and a man who was our guide, called himself but two men and a woman, and told them whose wife I was, Macdonald, and told me he was born at Glengarry's. Aland that I was stolen ; and he presently took me up stairs ways, when they took me out of any place, they did by to a very good bed-room, which had a fire 'in, and good force, and I bad them consider what they were doing, in linens in the bed, which I looked to, and found Mr. Mac-taking me away against my will. Whenever it was night, leod's name on them. They kept me there all day, and they sat me on a horse behind Grant, who was nothing but would not allow a woman to come up into the room, but a silly fellow, and he could ride before me; and then they set set Sandy Frazer with me all day; for which reason I my Lord Lovat's footman, James Frazer, before me, and tied would not throw off my clothes, for as wearied and cold as me to him, that I might not leap off; and rode all night I was, Frazer was barbarous and cruel.
with me, and brought me into General Wade's new way, I “ When it was night, about seven, he told me I had some knew not how far in the Highlands. Whenever it was day, more miles to ride; and he took me down stairs hy force, they took me to a house, and kept me there all day, and and tied me on to the horse, as I was the night before. He when it was night set me on a horse by force. And alrode straight to Falkirk, and we met none on the way; it ways, when we came by houses, I attempted to speak; then being the Sabbath night, which I thought very misfortu. they offered to stop my mouth. We rode all night, and nate, or else I would have cried out for help. He rode again morning, with great difficulty, they found a barn to a svay by the south side of Falkirk, and through the Tore put me in; there they kept me all day, and it being far in wood, which way I knew all, having travelted it before the Highlands, by four in the afternoon, they set ine on a Some little after we left the Torewood, he role a way which horse again, and rode all night. I knew not; and I was very weary, it being a bitter night. “ Again, Saturday, they brought me to a
Mr. He said he was taking me to his own house, but did not | Foster, though he came not near me, always rode behind or tell me its name, and thought all along I did not know before, and lodged always in the same place I lodged. Upwhom he was, a cloth being tied to his face, that I night on Saturday, I saw him take horse, and his inan with him. not perceive it; and he brought me straight to Wester Po- I lookt out of a hole, and saw him. Again night, they set meise, where he was a factor for Mr. Stewart, who mar me on a horse again, and carried me amongst the Highland ried to Brisbane of Bishopstown's sister. He took me in hills, and rode till it was near morning, and laid me down through a large vault, and then into a room of the vault, on the grass, being very weary, and thy rode all the Sabthe windows of the room being nailed with thick boards, bath; the side of a hill
, and the way was so bad, that it and uo light in the room ; but in a little closet, a little slit, was not rideable, for they carried me in their arms; we were where a man could hardly put in his hand, less than the as an open ship all that night, and the day the waters were thieves' hole in Edinburgh, and a very old ugly bed, with so high, that we could not cross till it was near night; then out a roof, a timber chair, with the half of the hottom in they got me on horse, and carried me to a place called Milit; and there I was kept a close prisoner for thirteen or town, when preparations were made for me, that being the fourteen weeks, not having liberty as much as to go without 20th day of the month. I was never in bed all the time doors; and two doors locked on me, cross bars on the out- since we came from Pomeise. With their rude hands they side. The servant that waited on me there, was an old had hurt one of my breasts. I was kept there sixteen days, gardener and his wife that he had provided, who had a meal and all the company left me but James Watson's lad. garden in Stirling. His name is George Ross, and his This was on my Lord Lovat's ground. They called the man wife's name Agnes Watt. He lived in Stirling many years, of the house Andrew Frazer. Grant came on the — of and had two sons and a daughter, who was frequently with September, and set me on horse by force at night, and put their father and saw me.
me in a boat, which was in a loch about a mile from Mil* Andrew Leishman, mentioned before, brought what town. They crossed the loch with me, and James Frazer meal and drink I needed, and all other provisions, such as left me there, some nights without, and some nights in coal and candle. He went always to Mr. Foster, got direc-byres. tions about it. His wife served me in what things she “ After we crossed the loch, and again the uinth of the
month, at the evening, we came to a loch-side on Glengar. But whether Alexander told him I was there, canner be po ry's ground. I should have been taken to Scot's house, sitive or sure. brother to the Laird of Glengarry, but they altered their " In May, 1734, Sir Alexander Macdonald came to the minds, and ordered him to come to Lochnirrt and wait for Weist, tu set his land, and sent word to Alexander I was to me on the tenth of the month, on the break of day, for fear of be taken away from him very soon, and that he would allow their being seen, for they were always in terror. They no more board for me ; therefore, he should let me go with dragged me by force, and I cried bitterly out; they were all the first that came for me. It was but a small island, none Highlanders, and nobody understood me ; and took me into in it but cottars and his servants. Upon the 14th day of a shop of which Alexander Macdonald was master, who is June, there came a sloop to the Hesker, with John Macleod, a ténant in an island called Hesker, belonging to Sir Alexander tenant to the Laird of Macleod, in a place which they Macdonald, who told me he had been at Scot's house, and call Northtown, in the parish of Harrioch, and broughts seen my Lord Lovat's cousin, formerly mentioned; he was letter to Alexander. He showed me the letter to give up ordered to take me home to his own isle, and keep me there the cargo that was in his hands. The day before he got the till further orders. I told him I was stolen out of Edin- letter, he had been at the Captain of Clanronald's house, and burgh, and brought there by force, and that it was contrary had met with my Lord Lovat's cousin there, the Captain to the laws what they were doing. He answered that he being married to his sister. William and his man were yery would not keep me or any other against their will, except rude to me, and hurt me very sore in the taking me away, Sir Alexander Macdonald were in the affair. How far Sir Alexander told me he knew not where I was going to Alexander is concerned in this I am not certain ; but the and John Macleod said he was taking me to the Orkney man being poor and greedy of money, made him go beyond islands. The galley belonged to himself, but his brother his own light. We lay long in the loch for want of wind, Norman Macleod was manager of it. He was in such ter and young Scot's son and his father's brother, came into the ror that it should be known that I was in his custody, that sloop, the time that the sloop lay in the loch. They came he
now all his men. When I came to the with design to see me, but not to relieve me. We came not | island, I found it as I heard of it, a very desolate island, but out of the loch till the 19th day of the month, and the nobody in it but natives of the place. John and his brother
Macdonald, another son of Scitis, came with the stayed a few days in the place, and by no means would cosloop, and had a long conversation with Alexander Mac- fess from whom he had got me, but I found out ; what hand donald. We were storm-stayed by the way, and we were the Laird of Macleod had in it I am not sure. He left me in hazard of being lost before we came to Hesker, which in a very miserable condition, but had no provision for me but was a poor miserable island. Upon the 30th day of the what the island afforded ; and nobody to wait on me, that month we came there. That day we came out of the loch, understood me, but one ill-natured man, who understand there came in a son of Dornick's called John Macleod, and a little English, and explained to others what I wanted; William Toling, who lives on Macleod's ground, who be. and he was not only ill-natured, but half-witted, and one fore wis merchant at Inverness, and Rory Macdonald, bro. day drew ont his dirk to kill me. ther to Castletown, and they all understanding the lan “ After being some time in this island, God in his good guage, I told them all my misfortunes; and William To providence, who in all my distress has taken care of me, for ling said he was at Edinburgh the time I was stolen, which I have great reason to bless and praise him, where I and promised me he would tell Renkiller where I was to found God much present with me for as desolate as it is, cob. be taken. I was in the island of Hesker ten months before forting me, and supporting me in my long and heavy trial, I got bread, and suffered much cold and hunger, and many a minister and his wife came to the island, to whom I an hardships and barbarous usage. I was in that strait al- exceeding much obliged ; and if it had not been for the care most, I wanted stockings, shoes, and many other necessaries that he and she took, I had died of want of meat, for there And Macdonald said he had no orders to give me any meat were no provisions sent me, but two pecks of four, and but what they eated theinselves ; but had no orders for what the place can afford, such as milk and a little barles clothes. After I was near a year in his custody, he said knocked, and that forced from them by threatenings; for he would go and tell them from whom he got me, that he the people are very poor and much oppressed. I have now thought it was a sin to keep me, and that he would let me body to serve me but a little Highland girl ; and the mi. away, and that he had writ twice or thrice about what ne- nister and his wife must explain to her. He is a sincer! cessaries I wanted, but got no answer. When he came back, and a devout man, and very painful, and what time he can he said he had seen Sir Alexander Macdonald, and said to spare from his business, he is so good as to come to see ine ! him it was a sin and shame to keep me, for that he would am not sure whose hands this may come to, but if I be deal, keep me no longer. Sir Alexander said, that he was sorry I beg my friends may be kind to reward this minister and that he had meddled in such an affair, and did not know his wife, for he hath helped to preserve my life, and made how to get out of it, but discharged him to let me go till it comfortable the time I lived. John Macleod, ahore named further orders. Alexander said he was bidden treat me is tenant of this island.+ I got the minister persuaded to harshly, and do nothing but what was his pleasure, and to write the account of the way I was stolen, and by whow, cross me in every thing. Though he got me bread, yet I that he might acquaint my friends. He would not give was much more hardly dealt with than he had done the first me a pen to write to any of them, but said that he would year ; and I thought it hard enough when he was in Skye, do all for me in his power. When he went from this at Sir Alexander's, he told me he saw Alexander Mackenzie, island, he resolved to go to Edinburgh, but he would not ved of Delvin's two brothers. I well remember they are called ture to carry this paper with him. But I gave him a bill Kenneth and John Mackenzies ; and he pretended he told on you, and two other of my friends, that they might know them that he had me in custody, for he made it no secret. where I was; but his life being threatened, he left thi I often begged him to allow me to write to my friends the island, and he was after hindered, either to go to Edistime I was with him, and then I would be relieved, for he burgh, or to write to anybody about me. Since he came said he was discharged to let me write, or tell me the place back to this island, he sent me word by his wife, that by of the world I was in. I was many months there before I had burnt the bills I had given him; he is in such fear of know whose ground I was on. I often begged him to tell his life and his uncles. Some other of the ministers en the minister, who was one Mr. John Maclean, and the name angry at him for the care and concern he had taken of bye. of his parish is the Weist, which is in the middle of the long He bade his wife get this paper from me that he 'might de island, and bordering on Clanronald's ground. I desired stroy it, that it might never come to light as written by him to come and see me, and pray for this distress of my him. Since I could not get paper to write so full an tfamily: Mr. Macdonald told me he answered, it was his count as this, I thought it no sin to deceive her, and I barat duty to pray for every body in distress; but if he could not come and see me, he had but an eight-mile ferry to cross.
* This person was alive in North Uist, in 1817, at the adraneedi age of 90 years. She was seen by Mr. Campbell, author of Albyri's Anthong, who lately
travelled into the iemote parts of Scotland, in search o sa + Probably Loclibouen.
† Mrs, Erskine's own hand begins at Igal.
Macronald of Scot's house.
two papers before her, and bade her tell the minister now It is the very time to recombine the wandering images, to
I am not sure who of my kin and friends is which night, in a confused mass, presented ; to snatch them
is comes first to, to cause write it once in a fair hand, and to have no good of their dreams. Like fast feeders, they gulp shew it to all my friends."
them too grossly to taste thein curiously. We love to chew The following notices are written at the end of the nar the cud of a foregone vision ; to collect the scattered rays of rative.
a brighter phantasm, or act over again, with firmer nerves, 126 Grant had his felows.
the sadder nocturnal tragedies; to drag into day-light a * Scoto's wife, aunt to Roderick Macleod, his father's struggling and half-vanishing night-mare; to handle and sister.
examine the terrors, or the airy solaces. We have too much **** There sprang a leek in the sloop, we were in great respect for these spiritual communications, to let them go so danger.
lightly. We are not so stupid, or so careless, as that Im** One of Lord Lovat's lyes which he said to John perial forgetter of his dreams, that we should need a seer to Macleod, the young man of Dynwick, that I was going to remind us of the form of them. They seem to us to have as kill my husband-you know that a lye.
much significance as our waking concerns; or rather to “Sir Alexander Macdonald, at any time he wrote about import us more nearly, as more nearly we approach, by years, me, the name he gave me was Carup.
to the shadowy, world whither we are hastening. We have ** I hear that Alexander Macdonald in the Hesker, is shaken hands with the world's business ; we have done with dead. His wife is since married to Logan Macdonald, her it; we have discharged ourself of it. Why should we get tenant to Clanranold. She knows it was Lord Lovat and up? we have neither suit to solicit, nor affairs to manage. Roderick Macleod that stole me.
The drama has shut in upon us at the fourth acte We have * The minister's damné saw me taken out of Mrs. Mar. nothing here to expect, but in a short time a sick bed, and garet Macleod's house, by Roderick Macleod—and he told a dismissal. We delight to anticipate death by such shadows Lady Macleod, he said
as night affords. We are already half acquainted with This Roderick Macleod was Macleod of Muiravonside, ghosts. We were never much in the world. Disappointwho, it was well known, acted the principal part in the bar ment early struck a dark veil between us and his dazzling barous scene described by the sufferer.
illusions. Our spirits showed grey before our hairs. The From the above curious document, it appears that Lady mighty changes of the world already appear as but the vain Grange was at St. Kilda's nine years after she was taken stuff out of which dramas are composed. We have asked from Edinburgh. When the author of the notice which no more of life than what the mimic images in play-houses precedes the narrative, was at St. Kilda, in the year 1800, present us with. Even those types have waxed fainter. Our he was informed by an old man, who remembered having clock appears to have struck. We are superannuated. In seen Lady Grange, that she had been seven or eight years this dearth of mundane satisfaction, we contract politic alin that island. On making inquiry respecting what hap- liances with shadows. It is good to have friends at court. pened afterwards to this ill-fated woman, he was informed The abstract media of dreams seem no ill introduction to by a gentleman in Skye, that, in consequence of a dread that spiritual presence, upon which, in no long time, we of discovery, she had been removed to Assint, (the western expect to be thrown. We are trying to know a little of the district of Sutherland,) and from thence to Skye, where usages of that colony; to learn the language, and the faces she died.
we shall meet with there, that we may be the less awkward
at our first coming among them. We willingly call a phanTHAT WE SHOULD RISE WITH THE LARK. tom our fellow, as knowing we shall soon be of their dark
At what precise minute that little airy musician doffs his companionship. Therefore, we cherish dreams. We try to night gear, and prepares to tune up his unseasonable matins, spell in them the alphabet of the invisible world; and think we are not naturalists enough to determine. But for a mere
we know already, how it shall be with us. Those uncouth human gentleman-that has no orchestra business to call shapes, which, while we clung to flesh and blood, affrighted
We feel attenuated into their him from his warm bed to such preposterous exercises—we us, have become familiar. take ten, or half after ten, (eleven, of course, during this meagre essences, and have given the hand of half-way apChristmas solstice,) to be the very earliest hour, at which proach to incorporeal being. We once thought life to be he can begin to think of abandoning his pillow. To think something ; but it has unaccountably fallen from us before of it, we say; for to do it in earnest, requires another half its time. Therefore we choose to daily with visions. The bour's good consideration. Not but there are pretty sun
sun has no purposes of ours to light us to. Why should we risings, as we are told, and such like gauds, abroad in the get up ?—Elia. world, in summer time especially, some hours before what we have assigned; which a gentleman may see, as they say,
FRUIT OF CHURCH OF ENGLAND ESTABLISHMENTS. only for getting up. But, having been tempted once or THE exactions of tithes and Church rates from the Irish twice, in earlier life, to assist at those ceremonies, we con Roman Catholics, for the support of a host of Church-of. fess our curiosity abated. We are no longer ambitious of England bishops and pluralists, has at length irritated, being the aun's courtiers, to attend at his morning levees almost to madness, the wretched and starving population of We hold the good hours of the dawn too sacred to waste Ireland. them upon such observances ; which have in them, besides, The same effect was formerly produced on the Scottish something Pagan and Persic. To say truth, we never anti- people by the forced establishment of the Church of England cipated our usual hour, or got up with the sun (as 'tis call. bisliops, and form of worship in Scotland. During the ed) to go
, a journey, or upon a foolish whole day's plea- reigns of Charles the Second and James the Second, (the suring, but we suffered for it all the long hours after in favourite monarchs of the Tories,) the great body of the listlessness and headaches : Nature herself sufficiently declared Scottish nation suffered a most merciless persecution, instiher sense of our presumption, in aspiring to regulate our frail gated and conducted by the Anglican bishops and their walking courses by the measures of that celestial and sleep- curates. Under the direction of these Episcopal priests, less traveller. We deny not that there is something sprightly the soldiers lived at free quarter on all the Presbyterians and vigorous, at the outset especially, in these break-of-day who were slack in their attendance on the celebration of the excursions. It is flattering to get the start of a lazy world; liturgy. At the instigation of the English curates, who to conqner death by proxy in his image. But the seeds of acted as spies and informers against their parishioners, the sleep and mortality are in us; and we pay usually in strange soldiers, without any form of law, inflicted torture and qualms, before night falls, the penalty of the unnatural in- death on all persons, young and old, who were suspected version. Therefore, while the busy part of mankind are of joining in the worship of God under Presbyterian mi. fast buddling on their clothes, or are already up and about nisters. their occupations, content to have swallowed their sleop by The tortures inflicted by command of these priests of the wholesale, we choose to linger a-bed, and digest our dreams. Church of England on the people of Scotland, even ou vo
men and children, were as atrocious as those of the Spanish | his verdict on soule tarał squabble He is bech corinsel and Inquisition ; and the number of persons put to death for attorney, and, consequently, never at a loss; moreover, bus refusing to conform to the Episcopal worship and liturgy, decisions are a thousand times more positive, and not a jin was at least five hundred times greater than that of all the less sacred with his 'auditory, thari the Pythian's say. We martyrs in the previous persecutions by the Papists in the betide the sceptic that should dream of recourse to an appeal whole of Great Britain.
against them; for I doubt, whether the Holy Father disBy the Revolution in 1688, the Scotch people were freed self would dare measure weapons with him here, on the from the dead weight of a Church of England Establishment, score of infallibility. Lawsuits, indeed, have been banished and its idle, pampered, and persecuting bishops and priests; | in his dominions : and this, with regard not merely to his and, in place of Episcopacy, Presbytery, which was the own tenantry, but, as I was assured, to the whole teigbo religious profession of the majority of the people, became bourhood. I was naturally astonished to find both war. the Established Church.
thies, in a religious point of view, untainted with any stain The Scottish Revolution Parliament passed an Act, de- of bigotry, so far as outward appearance went: nay, it wou!! claring all the sentences of death and confiscation against seein, as if they had discovered the art of amalgamating fre the patriots, which had been pronounced during the perse- and water,—for they professed the most enlightened and cution, to have been unjust; and stigmatized the execution tolerant of opinions, in the very same breath, with which of these sentences of death as bloody murders committed they made profession of the most immaculate Roman (aunder form of law. By this Act of Parliament, the Tory tholicism !--(From Original Notes by a foreign Notice nobles in Scotland, and among others the Duke of Gordon, man.) were compelled to restore the confiscated estates of their
WASHINGTON AND MAJOR ANDRE._-It became known, murdered victims, of which they had obtained grants troin the Crown as a reward for their zeal and services in the long after Major André's death, that General Washingt
had been most anxious to save him. First of all he of. cause of despotism and persecution. Ireland is now in the situation in which Scotland was
fered to the British general to save him upon his delivering ty when subjected to the forced establishment of the Churched to get Arnold into his power by stratagem, determined,
General Arnoll. But this offer being rejected, he attempt. of England. The adherents of that greedy and persecuting if it succeeded, to save the life of André He communicate church do not amount to one-sixteenth part of the popula- his views to a single confidential officer, Major Lee (1. tiou of Ireland. But then they form the body of the aristocracy; and aristocracy has always been a monster, ready him his object was to have Arnold brought off from New
manding a corps of cavalry. Having sent for Lee, he toli to levour, or to sacrifice even its own children. 'i'o lessen the number of Irish bishops, and particularly York, where he then was, that he might, by getting kin,
sa ve André. He made this communication (he said) in the of such wishops as the notorious Bishop of Clogher, is but a palliative of injustice and robbery. The whole system is so
expectation that Lee had in his corps individuals capab contrary to justice and honesty, and even decency, that it cordingly, Sergeant Champe was the person fixed on, a man
and willing to undertake so hazardous au enterprise. As ought to be totally abolished in Ireland, as it most justly of tried courage and inflexible perseverance. Champe, hata has been abolished in Scotland.
ing agreed to make the attempt, set off as soon as the life PEEP AT THE AGITATOR AND HIS MASTER.
cessary instructions were prepared for him, and, after ta
countering difficulties and dangers of no ordinary kind, BECAME acquainted with an interesting character succeeded in reaching New York. Every arrangement for under O'Connell's roof; an eminent leader, too, among the the abduction was completed, when Arnold was ordered o Catholic party-much like a steam-boiler; not the less remove his quarters, and it became impossible to carry the " agitatious," because he works under cover. I had caught design into execution. Major Lee, in his memoirs, gire a glimpse of this gentleman and his "robe de chambre" as more interesting details relative to Champe's mission. AbI crossed O'Connell's threshold; 'twas l'ather L'Estrange, dré was the author of a satirical poem, called " The Cum a friar; no less a persouage, than the liberator's ghostly Chase," which be published at New York, written of the confessor. It is he, who has the equivocal merit of being frilure of an expedition of General Wayne, for the purpose the real contriver and main-spring of the ci-devant Catholic of collecting cattle. In one part of it he thus alludes to Association; it is be who cunningly devised its negative Wayne-powers of actions--gave it sure and swift-footed, yet noise
“ The Congress dollars, and his prog, less and unseen energy, and employed it as an instrument
His military speeches,, for organizing the popular mind to his inoinentous pur
His corn-stalk whisky for his grog, poses. He is, indeed, one of the earliest fathers of the great
Black stockings and blue breeches." revolution which is passing under our eyes at the present He concludes by observing that it is not safe for him to prehour; a revolution, which marches onwards by the activity ceed fartherof men's minds in contradistinction to the physical appli. “ Lest the same warrior, Drover Wayne, ance of their hands and arms, and relies for its aliment and
Should catch and hang the poet !" progress on the press and public oratory. This L'Estrange Major André, in the end, happened to be actually delivered is a man of immovable cold bloodedness, and, every inch up to the division of the American army under Wayzie! of him, a professed secretary of the philosophical school. Stunri's Three Years in North America. His manners bespeak him the perfect man of the world ; he DESTRUCTION or CHILDREN.-Pew persons, not fi. has been en ployed on every sort of mission in every quar miliar with the diseases of children, can have aus just ter of Europe, has studied his tellows in all their moods conception of the extent of the practice which now pom. and shades, and endeavours to conceal the sharpness of liis vails, anong the lower order of monthly nurses, of giving cumning beneath a mask of polished softness. He is, in spirits and opiates to children. A poor ioman, the wif short, the bear ideal of one of Loyola's captains.
of a labourer, lately informed me, that out of ten of het Our friend, O'Connell, being busy, I accompanied the children, who were born healthy, nine had died under the triar in an early visit to a desert island, to which the eb- age of three years, and most of them under two months ; bing tide gave us access across the dry bed of the ocean. and that, by the advice of her nurse, she had given spirits Here we strayed among the actual ruins of the ancient
to them all before they were a week old. Another poor me abhey of Derrynane: for the agitator's mansion forms nothing more than an appendix to them. It is his intention mouths old, when, being obliged to work daily for her som
man had twins, who irere bealthy until they were three to restore them to their pristine splendour; but this, I sistence, she endeavoured to procure herself rest dnring the heard, was dependent on the golden consummation of cer- night by giving them an opiate at bed-time. The tain political drcains. On our return, we found O'Connell
, sequence was such as might have been fore seen ; the poor like an old Irish chiettain, standing on the terrace before infants immediately became ill from it, and in the course it Juis house, and surrounded by groups of his vassals and a few weeks literally perished from its effects-Dr. Agne others, who were awaiting his instructions, or listening to l on Disorders of the Liver.
this favoured nook of Sarmatia, and admiring at once the THE PASIEKA ; OR,' BEE FARM.
culture of the country, and the jovial and open countenances
of the inhabitants, involuntarily reverts to the age of gold ; From Polish Tales, by Mrs. Gore, an almirable work, and, with the exception that the expansive figures of the fat
recently published by Saunders and Olley, of which we shall give a Review in an early Number of the School-good-humoured Samogitians resemble as little as possible master,
the nymphs and swains of Thessaly, might be tenipted to "Sue is dying, I am sure she is dying !"_murmured
Queste son le contrade little Bepisia to her sister Dzidzilia, as they stood hand in
Si chiare un ternpo, e queste son le selve
Ove 'l prisco valor visse, e morio. hand beside an anxious group, composed of their mother,
In quest' angolo sol del ferreo mondo aunt, and one or two peasant women belonging to the Pa
Cred 'io che ricoviasse il secol d'oro,
Quando fuggia le scelerate genti. sieka, or Bee Farm of Zwieta, in the heart of Samogitia.
Qui non veduta altrove
Liberta moderata, e senza invidia 4 Hush ! Bunisia ; look at Aunt Anulka's grave face!
Fiorir si vide in dolce sicurezza. There is no hope!"
Non custodita ; e in disarmata pace,
Cingea popolo inerme, « What are they doing, Dzidzilia ? You are taller, and
Un muro'd'innocenza e di virtute. can see all that is going on."
On the banks of a rapid brook, skirting extensive woods “ My mother is carefully administering a few drops of lands, in one of the most favoured districts of the province, miod. But she'shakes her head. The cordial is too late !" stood the Pasieka of Zwieta ; a farm which had descended
« Jezus Marya Sand so gay only yesterday morning : to the good Jakob Bremglicz, its present proprietor, from a who would have thought it!
-What will become of the race of ancestors tracing the legendary yeomanship of the young ones! the most industrious mother of the whole Pa- family to the illustrious reign of Sigismund Augustus. sieka!"
He was a worthy, warm-hearted man ;-comely, healthy, * See, see, sister, Aunt Anulka has tears in her eyes — wealthy, and even wise, according to the highest acceptation -The poor soul has breathed her last.”
of the term ; for he knew the path of duty, and walked in And so mournful a murmur of lamentation burst from it humbly and stedfastly. But this was the limit of his the little group, that none but a true-born Zmujdzin would knowledge. The schoogs now established in Samogitia had have been led to suspect that this excess of sympathy was
not come into operation in time to include the good Jakob lavished on the queen-bee, or, as they are termed in Poland, among their neophites; and notwithstanding his privilege Matka, or mother-bee of a hive ; which, having come to
of crying “Veto," in the senate as loudly as a Radzivil or nisehance, was expiring under the aid of the most expe
a Sapieha ; notwithstanding his goodly pastures, nobly tim, rienced doctresses of the Pasieka. But with the pristine, bered woods, and high account in the neighbourhood, his pions, and honest-hearted people of Zmujdz, the bees, the smattering of scholarship endowed him with little reading chief source of their wealth and prosperity, have obtained a
and less penmanship. Yet small as was this advance in sanctity exceeding even that of the redbreast in our own civilization, it sufficed to render him the intellectual presi. country. To put a bee wantonly to death is regarded as a
dent of the simple rural population among which he lived sin;-to neglect their health and comfort as a fault ;-and and prospered; whose veneration was lavished upon Jakob the result of the superstitious veneration with which the and his wife Jozefa, (or, as she was termed by the custom bee farmers watch over their hives is rewarded by an excess
of the province, Jakubowa, or Madam Jakob)-as upon the of tamenėss, and a degree of mutual understanding, such as these winged usurers rarely exhibit in other countries. In- wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best, and even happiest couple
in the district ! stances of fainiliarity and anecdotes of instinct are cited round the hearth, by the Samogitians, incontestably au
Of their three children, Dzidzilia, the eldest daughter, thenticated, but bordering on the marvellous.
was already in her seventeenth year ; while Benisia and her The province of Zmujaz, or Samogitia, is perhaps the brother Janek were children of nine and ten, and still un. only one in Poland, or even in Europe, where ignorance der the vigilant tutorage of their aunt Anulka, the sister of and superstition, in their grossést form, have wrought no Jakob; a spinster whose early education in the Ursuline evil on the moral character of the people; and whether at convent at the neighbouring town of Rosienie, caused her tributable to the bounty of nature, which has blessed them to be venerated among the Bee Farmers as a semi-saint, and with ample competence, without the enervating means of full and perfect philosopher. Even Jakubowa, the most luxury—or to the protecting inflnence of the Pantheon of expert housewife of the neighbourhoo:1,— vhose bees prohousehold divinities, so vaunted by the Samogitians of old, duced the finest honey, whose spinning the fiuest yarn, certain it is that they retain the purity and simplicity of whose bleaching the whitest linen, and whose Dereniak, the antique time, and live for the worship and service of Lipiec, Wisniak, Maliniak, and every other variety of Sa. God-contented,-laborious,-virtuous --cheerful;—igno- mogitian mead had been pronounced by the illustrious yant alike of the corruptions generated by populous cities, Count Plater to be the purest in the province, -looked up and the vices and struggles of surrounding nations; nay,
to her sister Anulka, the reader of pious books, the inditer almost beyond the influence of the political misfortunes of of the family correspondence, and Chancellor of the Extheir own.
chequer to the Pasieka, as to the great Kopernic, dis. *Clothed with luxuriant woods, fed by a thousand fertiliz- guised under the Koszula and veil of a Smujdziuka! ing streams, and presenting a rich and diversified surface, Under these distinctions, sister Anulka was by no means Samogitia is parcelled into commodious farms rather than proud. Her disposition was as sweet as the miod or honey ilivided among a few insatiate magnats, as in the adjoining turned to such good account under her presidency; and had province of Lithuania. The few nobles who possess terri. any healing or peace-making been required in a family, lories in the province are men unconnected with the Court, where, by the blessing of Heaven, all was geutleness, hapand resident on their estates; and the traveller arriving in