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at and made me come to you, Ma'am, as I could not held a Cabinet council, and as he was electioneering,

"Mother, mother,” said Leslie, willing to grasp at hope

5 I do, Leslie,” said Mrs. St. Leger, bursting into trina, she was obliged to go to her, and, as it was late at night, although everybody does not say so, that she is an angel

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- THE SCHOOL MASTER, St. Łegory will be quite well before he even heart that she might be able to nurse 'you; if I was wakeful and caro has been ilt."lI will endeavour to send a nurse to Grosvenor ful." }4-1 bvvremiiiiin je of Street in less than half an hour. i suppose you are going

“ And God knows you have been both," cried Dr. B

"And I shall not forget either," said Mrs St. Legter back there, immediately."

then added with a sigh, 6 but Leslie has he not be « Oh, dear no, Ma'am, I am going on to my poor girl, here --Surely if he can think of anything birt his wife : who is lying so dangerously hill in Igh Obern—and that's might have come when I wás so ill. chiefly what

Oh for that matter," said the Dr., Mrs. Charlton las

termined not to harass him by letting him know of yx, No sooner had the worthy Mrs. Charlton departed on her illness till you were out of all danger; but I wrote to be maternal mission to "Igh"Obern, than Florence repaired to yesterday, and should not be surprised if he were barn her own room, put on a morning cap, poke bonnet, and night; he could not be here before do you think babtiste dress, and then, under a strict injunction of secrecy, turned that morning, and now caine into the room

Mrs. Charlton ?” addressing the housekeeper, who ha! confided to her astonished abigail her intention of herself

some arrowroot. going to nurse Mrs. St. Leger. The maid could not sup “Oh dear, no, Sir, by no manner o' means." }, press her surprise and horror. « What! at this time of Mrs. St. Leger seemed appeased at this, but could ned night, Ma'am ?"_" That is the very reason ; for no one

treat without aiming one more shaft at Florence. else can be got. “ And the typhus fever and all ! Dear,

think Mrs. Leslie St. Leger, in common respect, pulse dear, Ma'am, if you should catch it, and die of it, and all, after me.”

humanity out of the question, might have sent to inc before Mr. St. Leger returns, what would he say?"

“ Mrs. Leslie St. Leger has inquired after you im* " And if his mother should die through my selfish fears, five times a-day Ma'am,” said the housekeeper darting e le because I was afraid to go near her, Gerald, what would hé at Florence's crimson cheek, as she thus pointedly all

to her almost hourly inquiries in her capacity of nurse ; tu say then ?"

good woman stirred the arrowroot somewhat more te " I don't know, Ma'am, what he would say ; but I mently than it seemed to require; and Mrs. St. Leger turtas should say," cried the tire woman somewhat pertly, but to Dr. B_ with a sigh of resignation at her soal 13 still more indignantly, “ that if it had been you, she would having for once actually done what she said she ought to di

-and inquired if there was any news? have let you die before she would have gone to you."

“ No, nothing, except that Lady Erpinghans has gone si Florence arrived in Grosvenor Street as fast as fear and with Lord Rentall." anxiety could take her. For four nights, and four days, “ Lady Erpingham! and left her two children which the darkness of a sick room made like night, she

amaze me!" said Mrs. St. Leger, siukivg back upou bet watched by the bed-side of Mrs. St. Leger. Never did pillow, as if she had been electrified.

“ Humph !" quoth the Doctor, “she was much to se nurse tread so noiselessly, never did leech administer his maton a personage for me to be surprised at anything to anolynes so carefully;--and never did a mother smooth the did ; but it is a common error to mistake vacuity for vinte pillow of a sick child more tenderly than did Florence that and ignorance for innoceuce. Why, here is Mr. St. Leta of her mother-in-law; and though, in the ravings of the I have no doubt," cried the Doctor, as a carriage stopped poor sufferer, she often heard her own name coupled with stairs, Florence attempted a precipitate escape into the drea

the door. In another minute a stop was heard upon epithets of reproach and aversioni, yet this was more than ing-room, but was detained by Mrs St. Leger; Laying to atoned for by the unbounded affection for her son, wlick, hand upon her arm, and ordering her not to go. In Ausb even on the brink of the grave, Mrs. Și. Leger evinced was side; he did not see his wife in his anxiety to see him

instant Leslie was in the room, and at his mother's ban her ruling passion ; and, Florenze actually loved her for ther, and poor Florence had fainted for fear of the dear not thinking that she herself was good enough for him. ment that must inevitably take place. Dr. B The worst of her trials, in her new capacity, was the inces- his awn to prevent her failing to the ground. Mrs Chario sant praises of Dr. B his endless inquiries as to ran for some water. Leslie turned to see what was the the hospitals she had attended ! his surprise at her youthal bed with her face downward. As he helped to raise

cause of the commotion he saw a woman lying across ful and anti-professional appearance, and his reitemted pro- the dim light of a solitary candle gleamed upon her firs mises of patronage and recommendation !.' Ou"the evening and he beheld his wife to all' appearance deasa Core of the fifth day Mrs. St. Leger was pronounced out of dau-God! Florence, my own. Florence ! how came you het ger. The fever had quite left her ; and she was profuse in a will no one save here" continued he, sendapambe, her thanks to Dr. B.- for his unremitting attention, a physician--every pliysician--bring them all.”. of which she said she had a confused but strong impression,

“ Gently, Sir," said the Doctor, she will recoretto “ Not at all, Madam, not at all," said the Doctor, “it

if you do not all crowd round her, and keep che air jaune

her." is to this young woman you are indebted, for never did I see so indefatigable a nurse ; she has not left you night or ing wildly on his wife's wasted form, and the wan cho

“ On your peril do not trifle with me," said Leslie, don't day these five days, and many a thing has she anticipated, where want

of sleep, and so many nights and days of wati which I was not here to order ; yet which,

nevertheless, was ing had wrought a change that appeared fearful in his eyesi of more importance than melicine itself." *** Come hither child," said Mrs. St. Leger, putting aside

you think she will recover the curtain, « as far as money can repay your services, yon the corner of his eye, for he now began to comprehend for

“ She is recovering,” said Dr. B-, dashing a tear it shall tiot find me ungrateful; but you look very young for whole scene, and how Florence had been so good a wers a murse, and rather of a different rank of life, too ; but how although she had not walked the hospitals. long have you been a nurse? and where did Dr. B. hear of you ?" **I am not b’nurse, Madam," said Florenice, blushing

from every one, do you think she will recover?" and stammering, swand it was not Di. B, but Mrs. Charltotu who found to out, for her own daughter being ill and pressed them both within her own—w and I do betonu

as she placed Florence's cold hand in Leslick buruwe peplus she could not get any body else, I came, and thought I -New Monthly Magazine.

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CURIOUS ANECDOTE OF NAPOLEON AND Isabey related this anecdote with all his peculiar anima1. bt- ISABEX THE PAINTER; ss of Bolintinu ani drollerys and becomapanied the story, with such

in expressive gestures and attitudes, that he seemed to bring 11343 FORRIGNBI-7011 bas) but ** the whole scene visibly before me.

tising to vent ion of portraits, which have now, in a great measure, isbe- his rage, like angry Jupiter hurling his thunderbolts: 11,0 oine historical. I found him in his atelier, working upon

Laus. O lub do so at splendid picture which is destined to connect the name

FAMILY DIGNITY.

TTV:n till vi tista the artist with most of the distinguished characters of his 17.* lu a moment I found myself surrounded by the al. The Welsh, like their Celtic brethren in the Highlands, høst living likenesses of all the celebrated men and beauti- are remarkably tenacious of the honours of clanship, and di women, at that time assembled in Vienna. I saw the metrait of young Napoleon, which Isabey was just finish- primogeniture

. We are not certain that the chief of Glen12 when I first met him at Schenbrunns also a likeness garry himself would, in the circumstances which follow, i tie Prince de Ligne, animated by all the fine expression have refused hospitality to the laird of Clanranald, although (the original, and a full-length of Napoleon himself walk- he had denied the former the coveted title of the Lord of g in the gardens of Malmaison.

« Then he really had the Isles :le habit of walking with his arms cross in this manner ?" id I oft. Unquestionably," replied Isabey; "and that,

Mr. Proger of Werndee, riding one evening from Mongether with his other remarkable habit of stooping his mouth, with a friend who was on a visit to him, a heavy mod, at one time well oigh proved very fatal to me. Dur. rain came on, and they turned their horses a little out of I the Consulate, I had been dining one day with some

the road towards Perthyer.' “ My cousin Powell," said Bonaparte's young aides-de-camp at Malmaison.

Mr. Proger, “ will, I am sure, be ready to give us a night's r dinner we went out on the lawn fronting the Cha- lodging.” At Perthyer ail was still, the family were a-bed. to, to play at leap-frog; you know that was a favourite Mr. Proger shouted aloud under his cousin Powell's chamllege gatoe of ours. I had leaped over the heads of se

her window. Mr. Powell soon heard him, and putting tal of my companions, when a little further on, beneath an

his head out, inqnirel, 6 In the name of wonder what enue of trees, I saw another apparently waiting for me in means all this noise? Who is there?" “ It is only your e requisite position. Thinking I had not yet completed consin Proger of Werndee, who is come to your hospitable y task, I ran forward, but unfortunately missed my mark, door for shelter from the inclemency of the weather, and ringing only to the height of his neck, I knocked him hopes you will be so kind as to give him, and a friend of wn, and we both rolled along the ground to the distance his, a night's lodging.” “What, is it you, cousin Proger? at least ten yards. What was my horror on discovering you and your friend shall be instantly admitted'; but upon at the victim of my unlucky blunder was no other than

one condition, namely, that you will admit now, and never maparte himself! At that period he had not even dreamed hereafter dispute that I am the head of your family.” What, the possibility of a fall; and this first lesson was natural was that you said ?" replied Mr. Proger. Why, I, say, calculated to rouse his indignation in the utmost degree. that if you expect to pass the night in my house, you must naming with rage, he fose and drew his sword, and, had I admit that I am the head of your family."}} 6 No, Sit,'"* st proved myself a-better runner than a leaper, I have no will never admit that were it to min swords and daggersy oubt but he would soon have made an end of me. He

I wonld ride through them this night to Werndee, sooner, urned me as far as the ditch, which I speedily cleared, than let down the consequence of my family by submitting

to such an ignominious condition.'" Come til, fortimately for mo, he did not think fit to follow my

Bald! come

up, cample. I proceeded straight to Paris, and so great was up!" “ Stop å moment, consin Proger; have you not

alaren, that I scarcely ventured to look behind me - un often admitted that the first Earl of Pembroke (of the name I reached the gates of the Tuileries. I immediately as

of Herbert) was a younger son of Perthyer; and will you reded to Madame Bonaparte's apartments, for the persons

set yourself up above the Earls of Pembroke?”, “ True it the household-were accustomed to admit me at all times.is I must give place to Earl of Pembroke, because he is "as the bearer of some fatal news. I related my adven-youngest branch of my family, being descended from the ite, which, in spite of my distress, appeared to her so INTE fourth son of Werndee, who was your ancestor, and settled *tibly comie, that she burst into a fit of laughter. When at Perthyer, whereas I am descended from the eldest son. ptmerriinent had somewhat subsided, she promised, with

Indeed

you are, and yet he never disputes my bc1 mly behalf. But knowing her husband's irascible tempérying the Itead of the family.” It Wet, consin Proger, I have le advised me to koep out of the way until she should have nothing more to say's good night to you." 51144 Stop a moi opportunity of appeasing him, which to her was no very ment, Mr. Powell;" cried the stranger, “ you see how it erly. Indeed, her angelic disposition always gave her a about our “Pray, Sir, what is your name, and

« My name is so and so, and I Tout powerful ascendency over him, and she was frequently where do you come from?" he means of averting those 'acts of viðlence, to which his come from such a county." (A Saxon, of course ; it would ngwemable temper would otherwise have driven him.

indeed be very curion Sir, were 1 to dispute with a Saxou ** On my return home, I found lying on my table an order about family. No, Sir, you must suffer for the obstinacy not to appear again at the Tuileries ; and it was during of your friend; so good night to you both."LWilliams's uy temporary retirement, that I finished the portrait you

Monmouth. ? =gre jutst' now looking at. Madame Bonaparte, on pre IMPERISHABLE NATURE OF SILK, Same years ago, wting it to the Consul, obtained my pardon, and my recall court." The first time Bonaparte saw me after this af- the sexton of the parish of Falkirk, in Stirlingshire, upon air, was in Josephine's apartments, and stepping up to me opening a grave in the church-yard, fonnd a riband y'rapped Eulenitutedly, he patted me on the cheek, saying, “ Really, about the boae of an arım, and which, being washed, was ir, if people will play trieks; they ought at least to do them found to be entire, and to have suffered no injury, althought : Impartt. Mon Dieu !" said Josephine, laughing, if you been in contact with a body which had passed through.

it had lain for more than eight years in the earth, and hadi and spen his look of terror, when he first presented him.' =}f to wie, pon would have thouyht hin suficiently punished every staze / of putrefaction, until it was reduced to its

kindred dust. or his intended feat of agility.'"

EPISTOLARX CONDENSATION YOR COMING TO THE is now almost generally known, through the medium POINT. Lopy of a tradesman's letter to a debtor :- Sir it wtien the Duke of Wellington was introduced by Prince Metter.

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TEMARKABLE ACCOUNT OF A BATTLE with the best feelings of humanity the pleasnre of reu -11 01 TO BETWEEN TWO SNAKES.

munication with relatives or friends near and dear; frame

whom circumstances of necessity, or of duty, has wafrilles From Lellers from an American Farmer, by

a separations How often are the tender sympathies of MR. J. HECTOR ST. JOHN

töre, or of atfection, left to wither and die braiis praby

prohibits the sacrifice of frequent postage from the litu As I was one day sitting solitary and pensive in my hard-won earnings of humble life; the young woman si arbour, my attention was engaged by a strange sort of rust- has left home for service or the young man who has bom ling noise at some paces distance I looked all around, without distinguishing any thing, until I climbed one of they have its necessaries, but no more j and he or

a widowed mother or an aged pair, in rural life

, whe my great hemp stalks ; when; to my astonishment, I beheld who could save ten shillings in a half-year, and wetki two snakes, of considerable length, the one pursuing the joice in adding to the comforts of declining age, must eka other with great celerity through a hemp stubble-field. The be forbidden the pleasure of mutual correspondence

, er aggressor was of the black kind, six feet long; the fugitive at an expense which would absorb their whole saring was a water snake, nearly of equal dimensions. They soon

a few postages to and fro, in the course of balle.* met, and in the fury of their first encounter, they appeared would; and then, if they should venture to drop a lie in an instant firmly twisted togethert; and whilst their unit..

a friend, they are liable to be mulcted in the penalty & L ed tails beat the ground, they tried with open jaws to for defrauding the post office! But, no ; home is forget! lacerate each other. What a fell aspect did they present! and the youthful friend together, with whom a kindred se Their heads were compressed to a very small size ; their respondence might, in other respects, that is, with easy »» eyes flashed fire ; and after this conflict had lasted about tage, have been maintained and cherished till ir profen five minutes, the second found means to disengage itself the best of consequences. Thiuk again of the labourere from the first, and hurried toward the ditch. Its antag. the peasant, not to speak of the widow, whose con base onist instantly assumed a new posture, and, half creeping, like many more, to America, to seek a better countrs, and half erect, with a majestic mien, evertook and attacked perhaps to meet with disappointment and delay; he loves the other again, which placed itself in the same attitude, what it must cost his parent to relieve his letter when and prepared to resist. The scene was uncommon and arrives, and therefore he does not write, till many tereta beautiful; for, thus opposed, they fought with their jaws have gone by_his letter arrives ; his father's last week biting each other with the utmost rage ; but notwithstand- wages is gone; the letter lies in the post office till dem. ing this appearance of mutual courage and fury, the watersnake still seemed desirous of retreating toward the ditch, portion of his little all, to secure the precious packet

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turn of pay day, and with pleasure the parent parts de its natural element. This was no sooner perceived by the which, but for this impolitic tax, he would have received o keen-eyed black one, than, twisting its tail twice round a

a moderate rate. But the man of business mest lave stalk of hemp, and seizing its adversary by the throat, not letters, and that whether his profits are great-or small a by means of its jaws, but by twisting its own neck twice

not unlikely his letters will be more numerous, if his le round that of the water-snake, it pulled the latter back from

ness has been depressed, and he has entertained the laudade the ditch. To prevent a defeat, the water-snake took hold desire to extend it, or to seek new customers; his end likewise of a stalk on the bank, and by the acquisition of

are small and frequent, consequently, bis postages are te that point of resistance became a match for its fierce antag- quent, and, perhaps, when he balances at the years te onist. Strange was this to behold; two great snakes, strongly he finds that his business has been charged more the adhering to the ground, fastened together, by means of the this impolitic tax than the whole amonnt of his het pret writhings which lashed them to each other, and stretched at still business must be done, and letters mast be had their full length, they pulled, but pulled in vain ; and, in when it is considered that nearly the whole of this taxi the moments of greatest exertions, that part of their bodies which was entwined, seemed extremely small, while the rest prohibition to friendly and social correspondence: the

tax upon trade, and that it next to effectually operates ** appeared inflated, and now and then convulsed with strong policy of the weighty tax on letters must be considered undulations, rapidly following each other. Their eyes real grievance, and one to which the attention of our thote seemed on fire, and ready to start out of their heads ; at one Parliament should be especially and immediately calle! time the conflict seemed decided; the water snake bent itself into two great folds, and by that operation rendered the

A FAIR AND HAPPY MILKMAID. other more than commonly outstretched; the next mi. nute the new struggles of the black one gained an unex

A fair and happy milkmaid is a country teck, pected superiority ; it acquired two great folds likewise

, is so far from making herself beautiful by art, that our lite which necessarily extended the body of its adversary in pro- of hers is able to put all face-physic out of countemare portion as it had contracted its own. These efforts were she knows a fair look is but a dumb orator to come alternate; victory seemned doubtful, inclining sometimes to the one side, and sometimes to the other: until at last virtue; therefore minds it not. All her excellenties st the stalk, to which the black snake was fastened, suddenly in her so silently, as if they had stolen upon her with gave way, and in consequence of this accident they both her knowledge. The lining of her apparel, which is do plunged into the ditch. The water did not extinguish their self, is far better than outsides of tissue; for though the vindictive rage ; for by their agitations I could trace thongh not arrayed in the spoil of the silk-worn, she is deckere e not distinguish, their mutual attacks. They soon re-ap- innocence, a far better wearing. She dotk not, with #rx peared on the surface, twisted together, as in their first onset but the black snake seemed to retain its wonted superiority, long a-bed, spoil both her complexion and conditions for its head was exactly fixed above that of the other, which nature hath taught her too immoderate sleep is rus i Lin it incessantly pressed down under the water, nntil it was soul-she rises, therefore, with chanticleer, ber dari stified and sunk. The victor no sooner perceived its enemy clock, and at night makes the lamb her curfew. In parte incapable of farther resistance, than, abandoning it to the ing a cow, and straining the teats through her finger current, it returned on shore, and disappeared.

seems that so sweet a milk-press makes the milk white

sh'eeter; for never came almond-glare or aromatic oíntes THE POST OFFICE TAX.

on her palm, to taint it. The golden ears of corn fall and This must be considered either a tax on coinmerce, or a kiss her feet when she reaps them, as if they wished to be tax on the pleasure of familiar correspondences and strange bound and led prisoners by the same hand that felled them this, for nearly its entire abrogation. In nine cases out

of Her breath is her own, which scents all the fear fins tire prohibition of one of the enjoyments most congenial ) hard with labour, and her heart soft with pats; and

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when winter

leaves of wild, mulberry., They worked underwent their 211 hings with so sweet a grace, it seems ig- and wont ; and, in the course of time, have become extengnorance will not suffer, her to do it ill, being her mind sively

cultivated throughout all the southern countries of

our continent, thus effecting an important change in the Kendis 101 do well - Shw bestows her tear's Wages at 'next fait commercial relations which had so long existed between **aid in choosing Her garments conrts 'no bravery in the Europe and the East. . It is curious to consider how the amike decence. The garden and bee-hive are all her breeding

of a few millions of caterpillars should oceasion

such a disparity in the circumstances of different tribes of lyric gud surgery, and she lives the longer for it. She the human race. When the wife and empress of Aurelian Bewares go alone and unfold the sheep in the night, and fears was refused a garment of silk on account of its extreme

civo ukinner of all, because she means none; yet, toʻsay truth, costliness, the most ordinary classes of the Chinese were Eldre he is never alorie, but is still accompanied with old songs, clad in that material from top to toe; and although among mnest thoughts , and prayers, but short ones, yet they have ourselves week-day and holiday are now alike profaned by

uncouth forms, whose vast circumference is clothed in silk heir efficacy in that they are not palled by ensuing idle attire," yet our own James VI. was forced to borrow a pair in agitations. Lastly, her dreams are so pure, that she dares of silken hose from the Earl of Mar, that his state and bear03 them Lonly & Friday's dream is all her superstition; ing .might be more effective in the presence of the anibasare at the concentá for fear of anger.—Thus lives she, and all sador of England ; " for ye would not, sure, that your king

care is, she may die in the spring-time, to have store of VIII. was the first of the English sovereigns who wore silk an der Wers stuck upou, her winding-sheet.

stockings.Edinburgh Cabinet ary, India. enighet berita telesa THE SILK MANUFACTURE.

THE BLIND BEGGAR OF BAGNOLET. Tuoren to ourselves “familiar as household words," se nature and origin of silk were but obscurely, if at all,

Or late I met, at Bagnolet, om aawth in ancient times; and in the days of Aurelian it

A grey-beard with a constant smile; La valued at its weight in gold. This is probably owing

Blind, from the wars he came away, in het the mode in wbich the material was procured by the

And poor, he begs, and sings the while; in de recaroliants; of Alexandria, who had no direct intercourse

He turns his viol, to repeat, the China, the only country in which the silk-worm was

66'Tis Pleasure's children I entreat, Fara Anteareal. Though the manufactures of silk were lauded

Ah! give a trifle, give, I pray, alle materins of the highest admiration both by Greek and Ro

And all are prompt to give and greet,med authors, they were in frequent use for several centuries

Ah! give a trifle, give, I pray, fore any certain knowledge was obtained either of the

To the blind man of Bagnolet !", untries from which the material was derived, or of the ana by which it was produced By some it was supposed

A little damsel guides his way, bra fine down, adhering to the leaves of trees or flowers ;

And when a joyous crowd he nears, others it was regarded as a delicate kind of wool or

At revel on the green, he'll say, Ilong and even those who had some idea of its insect

“ Like you, I danced in former years ! pia nisere incorrectly informed of the mode of its forma.

Young men, who press, with rapturous air,
The court of the Greek emperors, which surpassed

The yielded band of many a fair, an that of the Asiatic sovereigns in splendour and magni.

Ah! give a trife, give, I pray; ence, became profuse in its display of this costly luxury;

In youth, I did not oft despair, Las the Persiang, from the advantages which their local

Ah! give a trifle, give, I pray, ration gave them over the merchants from the Arabian

"To the blind man of Bagnolet !" Anne It, were enabled to supplant then in all those marts of Where revellers in the bower carouse, uns lie to which silk was brought by sea from the East, and as

Remember, as, pe pour, ey had it in their power to cut off the caravans which That here the sunniest year allows Je velled by land to China through their own northern pro

No vintage-gleanings to the poor! aces, Constantinople (thus becaine dependent' on a rival Glad souls, whose merry faces shine

O'er beakers filled with aged wine... to the enjoyment of refined life. Of course the

Ah! give a trifle, give, I pray, rsians, with the accustomed and long-continued rapacity The sourest draught's a treat in mine. monopolists, raised the price to an exorbitant height, and

Ah! give a trifle, give, I pray, any attempts were made by Jastinian to free his subjects

To the blind man of Bagnolet!" del rom such exaction. An accidental circumstance is said

Where, drinking deep, a soldier-band, ut ve hare accomplished what the wisdom of the great legis

In chorus shout their amorous lays, was unable to achieve. Two Persian monks who

And ring the glass from hand to hand, id been employed as missionaries in one of the Christian

To pledge the feats of other days, *** plurches established in India; had penetrated into the He says, " By memory stirr'd to tears,

istry of the Seres that is, to China, where they observed Enjoy what Friendship's charm endears. kupale yalara operations of the silk-worm, and acquired a know.

Ah! give a trifle, give, I pray, edge of the arts of man in working up its produce into so Like you, I carried arms for years ! any rich and costly fabrics. The love of lucre, mingled per

Ah! give a trifle, give, I pray,

To the blind man of Bagnolet I" pamerce should be enjoyed by unbelieving nations, induced In fine, we're bound in trnth to state; ten to tepair to Constantinople, where they explained to the

In quest of alms, 'tis said, he's seen in peror äthe aue origin of silk, and the various modes by More rarely at the church's gate, which it was prepared and manufactured. Encouraged by

Than near the tavern on the green: be most liberal promises, they undertook to transport a With all whom Pleasure's garlands bind ufficient supply of these extraordinary worms to Constan The beggar and his rote I find, mople, which they effected by conveying the eggs in the

" Ah! give a trifle, give, I pray, nterior of a hollow cane. They were hatched, it is said, by-tkie heait of dunghilland the larve Were fed with the

Enjoyment makes the heart so kind !

Ah! 'give a trifle, give, I pray, We take this from an old writer recommended by William

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AN ODD FISH.-In Lardner's Cyclopedia we find the

following strange circumstance recorded, taken from the Fancy versus REALITY.-Few people properly estimate old Chroniclers, and not questioned :-Soine fishermen e the power of poetry. We eat, drink, and sleep, under illu. Orford caught in their nets what the chroniclers at sions for which we are indebted to the fictions of poets. but which they describe as “ resembling in shape a 1) Who disputes the good cheer of old times? Who doubts or savage man; he was naked, and in all his limbs ! the genial breath of spring? Who does not imagine it to members resembling the right proportion of a man ; be a fine thing to read books in the open air, or under a had hairs also on the usual parts of his body, albeit ein: greenwood shade? Whose imagination does not kindle at the crown of his head was bald; his beard was long as the idea of beholding Rome, the Eternal City? Who does rugged, and his breast hairy." The fishermen prese: not revel in the idea of a vintage in the south of France ? him to Sir Bartholomew de Glanville, who had then And yet the truth! Food was scarcer, and fare much keeping of Orford Castle: When meat was set before kis, harder in the good old times than the poorest of us would he greedily devoured it; and he ate fish, whether rawa relish. Spring demanıls a great-coat, and carries consump- boiled, only pressing in his hands those that were rarti tion on its easterly wings. The leaves of your book can he had squeezed out the moisture. " He would get the never be kept down in the open air, nor your attention con to his couch at the setting of the sun, and rise again at the fined—a garret and a chair and table are less poetical, but rising of the same. He would not, or could not, utter *** more practical. Old Rome, to the unprejudiced eye, is a speech ; although, to try him, they hung him up by to mere heap of broken bricks and battered stones; and a hcels, and miserably tormented him." His after-13 vintage is a very dirty, dull, and laborious thing. Vines, must have been exceedingly kind, and he must have been too, which the untravelled Englishman, misled by poetical of a most forgiving temper not to resent this cruelts ; description, imagines to hang in graceful festoons on the it seems that he was well reconciled to living ashore laughing bank of a mountain side, or to invite him with day they took him to the haven, and, enclosing a parte their rich and tempting bunches from luxurious trellis-work, with their strong nets, to prevent, as they though: by the margin of gaily-flowing streamlets, by no means escape, they let himn take the water for his diversios correspond with his expectations. The formal roirs of presently dived under the nets, rose beyond them, sparti dwarfish plants twining round a moderate pea-stick in a about as if mocking at his keepers, and then, of his gone manner not half so picturesque as the raspberries of our accord, returned to them, and remained their guest aber gardens, he can scarcely believe to be the vineyards of two months longer ; then, being weary of a land life, bu Burgundy; and the grapes, little dirty dull bunches of large took an opportunity of stealing to sea. Strange se tko black currants, infinitely inferior both in size and flavour story is, and incredible as it will be deemed by em* to those of our hot-houses, are tasted, and turned, and readers, it is inserted here, because there is complete picked, and looked at, and tasted again with an air of un.

dence that a similar circumstance occurred in the later happy incredulity. All travellers, one after the other, have part of the seventeenth century, on the coast of Spain, 17* gone with the same expectations, and have been successively this remarkable difference, that the man who had ty* disappointed ; and yet poetry maintains her spell over our chosen an aquatic life, was recognised, and the bister?

his disappearance known at the place where he was The Law of Libel!-We remember once to have posed to have been drowned in bathing; he was cra been present at a controversy on this subject between two back to his mother's house, remained there nine years

, avery able argners. One of the parties was proceeding to then took again to the water. justify, with great ingenuity, the justice of the maxim, “ The greater the truth the greater the libel," when the in England, from January 1 to June 30, 1832, was 34,16.

CONVICTS.—The expenses of the convict establishmother sharply replied, in the form of an impromptu, 18s. 2d., and the total earnings 23,2871. 93. The et

If the greater the truth be the greater the libel, of the Bermuda establishment for the half-year media Permit me to ask what becomes of the Bible ?

Dec. 31, 1831, was 94721. 13s. 9d. ; earnings of the is This was certainly a poser. No sophistry can extricate victs, 13,5641. 4s. On the first of Jan. 1832, there are any one, professing a particle of belief in Christianity, from 4139 prisoners on board the hulks in England, sigor toda the meshes of this interrogatory couplet. When our there have been received at the several depots 4772 Saviour called, and justly called, the Pharisees or Jewish cluding 85 from Bermuda. Of these 3877 have been tra saints of his day a vipers, whited sepulchres, generation ported to New South Wales and Van Diemen's Li of hell," and moreover accused them of leading the people 120 to Bermuda; 690 discharged by pardon and expiram astray by their gross perversions of the law of Moses, he of sentence; 4 escaped ; 262 died (of which 110 was eminently guilty of “scandalum magnalum."

He cholera ;) and 3898 remained in the hulks in Exwas manifestly a criminal by that law of libel which the January 1833. For the last half-year the expens canting hypocrites of the present day defend, on the score, forsooth, of“ preserving the sacredness of private charac. For the first half-year of 1832, the expense at Beri

England were 34,8111. 9d. ; the earnings 25,3661. les ter !" Godwin, in his “ Political Justice," has well

was 87641. 14s. 4d. ; the earnings 13,043.. remarked, that “ the mind spontaneously shrinks from instituting a prosecution for libel ;" and though we are of opinion that any one who can be clearly proved in court Technicalities of the Duello........... to have written or printed deliberate calumnies on private Letter from Italy character, should be legally punished—since, without Notes on the Sandwich Islands.......... moral character, life should always be regarded as insup MEDICAL SELECTiOxs, No.VI.--Dislocation. portable—we think that on that very account no person Ireland, a Poem...... who may be truly arraigned by the press for individual or THE STORY TELLER-What everybody says must be true.. political profligacy, should be allowed to extract money

Curious A necriote of Napoleon and Isabey the Painter from the editor of a paper, by the way of healing an incur

Family Dignity........ able reputation with a golden plaster ! We have been

Remarkable Account of a Battle between two Snskes...

The Post Office Tax..... led into these remarks by the annexed observations from A Fair and Happy Milkmaid. Chief Justice Doherty, on a recent libel prosecution be The Silk Manufacture..... tween the proprietors of two Belfast journals, the Guar. The Blind Beggar of Bagnolet... dian and the Northern Whig. His Lordship said, “he Scraps Fancy versus Reality-The Law of Libel-An Old had never understood that character could be freed from Fish-Convicts... any imputation by a criminal prosecution for libel ?” After this declaration from such an unexpected quarter, we have only to exclaim 'with the Indian Rajah, “ What can we say more ?"- The Dublin Evening Freeman.

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