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was, was still a woman, and perceived her power over My married daugiiter spoils her spouse, me; but, unlike the many of her sex, exerted that power
She's quite a pattern-wife ; only to lead to what was right. Insensibly, almost, my And he adores her-well he maypride was quelled, and I became humble and religiously
Few men lead such a life! inclined. Even the peculiarities of the sect, their meet She ne'er had married mortal man ing at their places of worship, their drawling, and their
Till he had won her heart; quaint manner of talking, became no longer a subject And my second darling's just the same, of dislike. I found out causes and good reasons for every
They're seldom known apart. thing which before appeared strange-sermons in stones,
Her husband oft has press'd my hand, and good in every thing. Months passed away-my
While tears were in his eyes, business prospered-I had nearly repaid the money ad. vanced by Mr. Cophagus. I was in heart and soul a
And said, “ You brought my Susan upquaker, and I entered into the fraternity with a feeling
With you the credit lies."
To make her a domestic wife, that I could act up to what I had promised. I was
I own was all my aim; happy, quite happy, and yet I had never received from Susannah Temple any further than the proofs of sincere
And my second is domestic too,friendship. But I had much of her society, and was
My system was the same. now very, very intimate. I found out what warm, what Now, do you know, I've often thought devoted feelings were concealed under her modest, quiet
The eldest of the two exterior-how well her inind was stored, and how right (She's married, so I may speak out) was that mind. Often, when I talked over past events,
Would just have suited you ! did I listen to her remarks, all tending to one point You never saw her ?-how shall I morality and virtue; often did I receive from her at first
My eldest girl portray? a severe, but latterly a kind rebuke, when my discourse Oh! my second is her counterpart, was light and frivolous; but when I talked of merry
And her you'll meet to-day. subjects which were innocent, what could be more joyous or more exhilarating than her laugh-what more intoxicating than her sweet smile, when she approved of my sentiments ? and when animated by the subject, what
Critical Notices. could be more musical or more impassioned than her bursts of eloquence, which were invariably followed by Life and Times of Washington. a deep blush, when she recollected how she had been The current number of the Family Library commenccarried away by the excitement ?
es a work on this interesting subject, from the pen of There was one point upon which I congratulated my- Mr. C. R. Edmonds; who has brought down his narraself, which was, that she had received two or three untive to the battle of Monmouth, in June 1778. The auexceptionable offers of marriage during the six months thor declares in his preface, that his book “pretends to that I liad been in her company, and had refused them. no higher character ihan that of a compilation :" and a At the end of that period, thanks to the assistance I re. clear and interesting compilation he has produced; alceived from the Friends, I had paid Mr. Cophagus all thongh affected by the same essential fault which we the money which he had advanced, and found myself in noted in Mr. Trevor's Life and Times of William the possession of a flourishing business, and independent. Third-a medley of history and biography. The cha. then requested that I might be allowed to pay an annual racter and exploits of Washington are too often lost sight stipend for my board and lodging, commencing from the of whilst the reader is informed of the designs of the tine I first came to his house. Mr. Cophagus said I British ministry, and the spread of dissatisfaction in was right-the terms were easily arranged, and I was America, and treated to copious extracts from such rare independent. Still my advances with Susannah were collections as the speeches of Burke, Fox, and Chatham. slow, but if slow, they were sure. One day I observed | A disposition to copy rather than compress, seems, indeed, to her, how happy Mr. Cophagus appeared to be as a a habit with Mr. Edmonds. It was quite right to give married man; her reply was, " He is, Japhet; he has under Washington's own hand any letters that marked worked hard for his independence, and he now is reap- his personal character, or strongly expressed the difficulting the fruits of his industry." That is as much as to ies he had to contend with as commander-in-chief; but say that I must do the same, thought I, and that I have several are not of this nature, and many public documents no business to propose for a wife, until I am certain that quoted are state papers,—valuable and interesting, no I am able to provide for her. I have as yet laid up doubt, but out of place in a popular work, where the nothing, and an income is not a capital. I felt that, statement of their substance would have sufficed. whether a party interested or not, she was right, and I These remarks apply to the career of Washington after redoubled my diligence.
the commencement of the differences with the mother To be continued.)
country; his early life has more unity. Mr. Edmonds tells us slightly, but agreeably, of the general's boyish love for arithmetic and geomeiry; just notes bis employ
ment as a land surveyor; and describes, from Mr. Sparke, From the London Metropolitan.
bis military training in the colonial wars against France
and the high opinion which his countrymen entertained MY MARRIED DAUGHTER COULD YOU SEE! of his abilities. He also touches upon his private life in
his retreat at Mount Vernon; but perhaps confines him
self too much to the development of Washington's proMy married daughter could you see,
fessional character. It may be true, as Mr. Edmonds I'm sure you would be struck ;
asserts, that Washington “ had no private history;" but My daughters all are charming girls,
we think Mr. Sparks's collection would have furnished Few mothers have such luck.
materials for the fuller exhibition of his " individual My married one-my eldest child
character." All hearts by magic wins;
In despite of all these drawbacks, and of a style too And my second so resembles her,
rhetorical and exaggerated, the book is readable; and Most people think them twins !
will furnish a useful compendium of the American war,
BY TIOMAS HAYNES BAYLY.
enlivened by the details of biography. With the account honour done me in this appointment, yet I feel great of the former we shall not meddle, but we will take a few distress from a consciousness that my abilities and mili. anecdotes from the latter.
tary experience may not be equal to the extensive trust. Washington Surveying.–Since you received my letter However, as the congress desire it, I will enter upon the of October last, I have not slept above three or four nights momentous duty, and exert every power I possers in their in a bed; but after walking a good deal all the day, I service and for the support of the glorious cause. I beg have lain down before the fire upon a little hay, straw, they will accept my most cordial thanks for this distin. fodder, or a bearskin, whichever was to be had, with guished testimony of their approbation. man, wise, and children, like dogs and cats; and happy “ But lest some unlucky event should happen, unfavour. is he who gets the berth nearest the fire. Nothing would able to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by make it pass off tolerably but a good reward. A doub- every gentleman in this room, that I this day declare loon is my constant gain every day that the weather will with the utmost sincerity, that I do not think myself permit of my going out; and sometimes six pistoles. equal to the command I am honoured with. I beg leave, The coldness of the weather will not allow of my making sir, to assure the congress, that as no pecuniary considera long stay, as the lodging is rather too cold for the time ation could have tempted me to accept this arduous em. of year. I have never had my clothes off, but have lain ployment, at the expense of my domestic care and happi. and slept in them, except the few nights I have been in ness, I do not wish to make any profit from it. I will Frederictown.
keep an exact account of my expenses. These I doubt Washington's Farms.-On his estate at Mount Ver- not they will discharge, and this is all I desire.” non, be engaged himself extensively in the business of agriculture, and is said to have been remarkable for the volume, but we must warn the reader against what there
There is not much abstract political speculation in this judgment he displayed in the improvement of his lands. is. Were we disposed for minute and microscopic disEvery branch of business was conducted upon system. cussion, the sccond paragraph in the book would afford Exact method and economy were carried into every de. partment of his domestic concerns. He personally in.
ample opportunity. We scarcely remember to have met, spected the account of his overseers every week; the conclusions from facts, contained in so short a compass.
in a work of character, so many false facts, or such false divisions of his farms were numbered, and the expense -Spectator. of cultivation, and the produce of each lot were exactly registered; so that at one view he could determine the Tremordyn Clif. By Mrs. Trollope. 3 vols. Bentley. profit or loss of any particular crop, and ascertain the comparative advantage of various modes of husbandry.
Tremordyn Cliff,” or the “ Distressed Countess," or He became one of the largest landholders in North Ame: the “ Interesting Embarrassment.” We beg to suggest rica.
Besides other tracts of great extent and value, his the two last titles, as they would clearly express the Mount Vernon estate consisted of nine thousand acres, style of books to which these volumes belong. Certainly which were entirely under his own management; and a more absurd story was never written by a feather from it alone he, in one year, raised seven thousand plucked from the wing of an owl, even in the most floubushels of wheat and ten thousand of Indian corn.
His rishing days of the Minerva press. A young lady bas, establishment, agricultural and domestic, consisted of no
most unfortunately, a younger brother, who deprives her fewer than a thousand persons; and though the greater of the title and succession that, till fourteen, she had part of his farming implements were obtained from Lon considered her own. For nearly twenty-one years she is don, the linen and woollen cloth required in his business making up her mind to kill him; however, she marries were chiefly manufactured on the estate.
himn instead--or rather, has him married to a pretty Precision. It may be remarked that the habits of ex
English girl whom he meets in Switzerland. She doses actness to which reference has been made, were some.
the mother with laudanum, has the toothache herself, times carried to an eccentric and whimsical excess. One
and ties up her face with a silk pocket handkerchief; or two instances of this peculiarity may not be inappro- and by these notable contrivances, contrives to conceal priate in this place. On one occasion, General Stone, all evidence of the marriage. Why, a fifth-rate farce while traveling across the country with his family, found writer would have managed the intrigue better. The it necessary to cross a ferry belonging to Washington, brother dies; and at the age of forty, or thereabouts, and offered the ferryman a moidore in payment. The Lady Augusta rises upon the fashionable world a beauty man refused it, saying that he had no means of weighing of the rnost appalling order. Then comes “injured innoit, which his master would most assuredly do; and in cence,” and an interesting widow; a good deal of diacase it should fall beneath the standard weight, the loss, logue, half flippant and half dull; and at last, a girl, as well as the displeasure of Washington, would be visited whose history is singularly indelicate, and ur fit for detail, upon him. General Stone, upon this offered the man three-steals the marriage certificate, which the countess had pence more to compensate for every possible deficiency of kept in a box on her table, for no earthly cause, but with weight. The ferryman received and duly paid it to his every possible reason to prevent her doing it." The inemployer. On weighing it, it was found to be below jured wife and child are restored to their rights, and weight to the value of three halfpence; upon which Lady, Tremordyn politely drives to the cliff of that name, Washington wrapped up the remaining three halfpence, and throws herself into the sea. Certainly we do give and remitted it to General Stone. Upon another occasion, Mrs. Trollope most extraordinary credit for the genius while Washington was from home, a room in his house she has displayed in collecting together the improbable was plastered by his order. On his return, he measured and the absurd. If the word trash had never been used the room; and on inspecting the workman's account, before, it wonld have been invented on this especial occadiscovered that he had charged fifteen shillings more
sion.--Court Journal. than was due. Some time after, the plasterer died, and his wife married another man, who advertised in the
The Works of S. Rogers, Esq. Vol. VII. Moson. provincial newspapers that he was ready to pay and There are some delicious things in this seventh num. receive all that was due from or to his wife's former ber of Rogers's works.“ The Brides of Venice" repre. Jiusband: Washington, on sceing the paper, immediately sent a group as graceful as the description. But the substantiated his claim for the fifteen shillings, and re * Tournament" is the gem--nothing can be more rich, ceived the amount!
airy, and spirited. We almost see the movement of the Oralion on his appointment a8 Commander-in-Chies. two knights who are dashing on “ to meet the keen en“ Although,” said he, “ I am truly sensible of the high counter.” The setting of Genevra---. e. the portrait of
a lady in a frame—with the huge and fatal coffer below den, after a drawing by Harding, of the town of East -is good; but the figure itself wants lightness, and the Dereham, a very fine specimen of art. This volume is face is thick and indistinct. There are also two charm principally occupied by “The Task.” It also contains ing views of Arqua, to which Petrarch has bequeathed the " Tyrocinium," and many of the author's minor and the noble legacy of his memory. "One touch of nature humorous poems. His melancholy, at times, could be er. makes the whole world kin." Petrarch was one of the quisitely humorous. “ John Gilpin" figures conspicu. most learned men of his time—the able and trusted ously among these. As this volume contains merely the friend of princes of statesmen. But we remember him text of Cowper, we cannot have possibly any thing to for “his love's sweet sake,” for the green valleys in say, by way of commentary, on that which is so well which he delighted, and the human affection with which known and appreciated.-Metropolitan. he made their shadows musical. These delicious and poetical engravings are well accompanied by the graceful The Life of Samuel Johnson, LLD., including a journal chronicles of Rogers. We never mect with a passage of his tour to the Hebrides. By James Boswell, Esq. which makes us breathless with adoration ;" there are To which are added, Anecdotes by Hawkins, Piozzi, none of those creations which “seen, become a part of Murphy, Tyers, Reynolds, Stevens, &c., and notes ling sight;" none of those touches of thought and music various hands. 8 vols. John Murray, Albemarle St. which “ remain a joy for ever;" none, in short, of the signs and tokens of the great poet
. But Rogers is a man cellent artist, Stanfield, and engraved by Finden. It is a
This sixth volume boasts a frontispiece after that exof fine taste, and cultivated mind. He visits the most romantic view of Dove Dale. The vignette title-page is interesting places, whose very names are poems in them. selves, and gathers together their picturesque and ro
a portrait of the gravid doctor, from a bust of Nollekens. mantic memories in flowing and elegant verse.
The volume is full of anecdote and highlyamusing cou. He is
versrional traits. In every other respect, as far as the full of poetry, though scarce a poet.-ib.
getting of it up is concerned, it is quite equal to the best The Modern Duncind, Virgil in London, and other
of its predecessors.- Ibid. Poems. William Pickering : London.
The Linwoods. By Miss Sedgwick, author of " Hope To war with dulness is a task more easy than to Leslie." 3 vols. London: Churton. overcome it; but it is the least easy of all to make it, in ridiculing it, a source of wit. The “ Modern Dunciad”
A more striking example of the versatility of female is satirical without humour. Its strain of vituperation talent, as displayed in fiction, could hardly be shown than is cutting, its sarcasm searching : but still it is mere vi by comparing this American novelist with the scourge of
American domestic manners, and drawing a parallel betuperation. The philosophy of the maniac, who was astonished at the officer carrying a sword to kill those tween “ Treinordyn Cliff” and “The Linwoods." Both who would so soon die if left alone, might be well studied are strong, but the strength of the latter lies in gente. by writers of this class, who are so valorous in the ness, of the former, in sudden bursts of vivacity-both slaughter of small wits. We must concede to the author are acute observers, but the one finishes her domestic of these poems much power as well as polish of versifi- scenes and characters with a mellow and delicate pencil, cation, and a more than sufficient quantity of that venom, while the other, as it were, scratches them off with the which, like aqua fortis, blackens whilst it burns. There stump of a pen. Mrs. Trollope works the vein of terror are, through the satirical parts, no delicate touches, with great skill; Miss Sedgwick has no slight command nothing that makes us wish to confess a brother in the over the fountain of tears : but they are both highly lampooner, or when he praises, to find a friend in the
gifted women. panegyrist. His maledictory verses are but musical who rose into deserved popularity in their own country,
Miss Sedgwick is one of the few American writers abuse, his eulogium a variation upon the words gond, without waiting for the app ving sanction of European good, good. Besides, we find in these pages many things critics. By the more trained and fastidious of her counrepulsive to correct taste. What moral purpose can be answered in ill-naturedly recording the obesity of Theo trymen, she is considered the first of American novelists dore Hook, or torturing the crookedness of Sir Lumley ists; and to us, the character of her mind, as manifested
--we should rather say, the first of their female novelSkeffington in exhalations of bad jokes? Of the poems professedly satirical we like best, « The Conversazione." in her works, is essentially feminine-always easy and of the serious pieces that follow, we request the author We incline to think that this, her last work, is her best;
graceful-always calm and equable-never extravagant. to think seriously, if ever bis “ Dunciad” should reach she has chosen a most interesting period of national bisanother edition. Certainly that caustic poem will not be complete without there be a niche in it constructed to re- tory, and enhanced thereby the interest of her story, ceive the author of " Immortality," « An Ode to the Na- without having produced, or, we should imagine, attempt. tivity," and several very pious little hymns. We have ed, that most frequent of all failures, a strictly historical found the notes the most amusing part of the work—the novel. Washington, and General Putnam, and Governor more amusing, as the author has shown by quotations Clinton, it is true, all of them figure in her pages, but that he has been thought worthy of abuse, which is some Linwood, and the beautifully gentle and melancholy
merely as accessories to the true-hearted, noble Isabella thing in these days of literary and worthless pretension. Bessie Lee. Seldom has a sweeter creation risen apa Metropolitan.
a novelist's eye than this fair frail-minded girl-bronte The works of William Cowper. Edited by the Rev. T. s. down to the dust by the faithlessness of him in whom she
Grimshawe, A. M., rector of Burton, and vicar of has trusted, but, even in the midst of the wreck of her Biddenham, author of the "Life of the Rev. Legh reason, preserving a child-like and trustful piety, which Richmond.” With an essay on the genius and
serves her in the stead of Una's lion, and pilots her
poetry of Cowper, by the Rev. J. W. Cunningham, A. M., vicar through difficulties and dangers till her errand is safely of Harrow. Saunders and Otley, Conduit street.
achieved, Her false city lover is sufficiently detestable;
her brother is a noble fellow, a true republican hero, - The seventh volume of this ably edited and suceessful plain in his manners, and scanty in his professions, but edition has, for its frontispiec a well engraved. portrait prompt and courageous in his actions, and, besides fervent of Cowper's mother, engraved by E. Finden. "It is a affections, bearing in his heart such a high consciousness quiet pleasing face, without any thing remarkably strik- as must pervade the demeanour, and utterly destroy the ing about it. The vignette title-page is also by E. Fin. charge of awkwardness and rudeness. There is no
UNIVERSAL SEA LANGUAGE.
vnlgarity like the plated courtesy of meanness! We SUBSTITUTE FOR INDIGO.-We look with interest to must here close cur notice, and hope that what we have whatever relates to the extension of the chemical arts of said will sufficiently recommend “The Linwoods" to all this country, as opening new channels for the exercise of such of our readers as delight in a story of deep natural its productive industry, and as so little attention is uninterest and beauty.-- Atheneum.
fortunately paid to their fosterment through the medium of public societies, so a greater duty devolves upon the
public press to distinguish between the meritorious and Useful Arts.
the meretricious. It is a matter of surprise that the progress of the chemical arts has not hitherto kept pace with that of the mechanical, although the former has
lately began to participate in the spirit of improvement. [The following is a copy of a paper presented to the By a substitution of scientific principles for the vague and British Association by Sir John Ross.)
uncertain directions of the workman, improvement, inThis Universal Sea Language is a complete system of stead of being a matter of mere fortuity, is now one of communications between the crews of ships of different greater certainty; alterations and modifications of propations, without any knowledge of each other's lan. cesses are dictated by a knowledge of the principles guage.
which produce the changes in the substance operated on, This ingenious and simple code of signals was first and instead of remaining a matter of speculative uncercommunicated to me by the gallant inventor, Captain tainty, the results may be safely anticipated, whilst the Rhode, of the Royal Danish Navy, at Copenhagen, in practice of the manufacturer confirm the prediction. July 1834; and, in September last, I had the honour of
Amongst other chemical problems, the improvement submitting the English MS. to our excellent king, who, of the manufacture of colours has been one that has enhaving perused it with attention, commanded me to trans- gaged no ordinary share of attention from scientific as mit it to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, at well as practical men, for the purpose of producing artithe same time expressing his high approbation of the cles of a greater degree of permanence and brilliance. system. Here, however, it met with some delay, pro. In dyeing, indigo has heretofore formed the almost exclubably from the changes which took place in that board, sive basis of many colours, as blues, blacks, and browns; and from the circumstance that no less than three codes but in addition to the great expense of this valuable comof signals were at the same time under the consideration modity, it has long been considered desirable to substiof their lordships; and it was not until April last, when tute for it some mineral substance which, whilst it would I had an interview with Lord Auckland, that their report be possessed of the greater durability natural to such on this interesting subject was obtained ;-this could not colours, would not be acted upon in the same manner as but be favourable, and the usual number of copies were the former by heat, light, and a variety of the simplest subscribed for, as also by the Hon. E. I. Company, the chemical agents. This substitute, it has been suggested, committee of Lloyd's, corporation of the Trinity House, might be found in Prussian blue, provided some mens. &c.; and at length the English edition is in progress. truum were discovered capable of dissolving it, which The French edition, which is also a translation from the would neither destroy the fibre nor harden the texture of original Danish, has been already printed, the govern the material. This appears to be realised in the speci. ment having subscribed for no less than 200 copies. mens furnished by a company for the introduction of a The German and Spanish translations are soon to follow. substitute for indigo, whether judging from the cloth re
The advantages of this method of communication by cently dyed, or those which have been long exposed to signal, over every other, are briefly these :
the influence of those agents which impair the qualities In the first place, it will be found by far the cheapest, of indigo. Specimens of cloth worn almost threadbare the whole expense being the price of the book, which is still retain the full brilliancy of the recently dyed cloth. only sixteen shillings; the purchase of flags or other As in this country immense individual resources may symbols being unnecessary. Secondly, the only mate. at once be brought forward to bear for the furtherance of rials required on board any ship are the flags under meritorious designs, the formation of a company for which she sails, jack, ensign, and pendant (the colour purposes like the present may possibly be vicwed with sus. being immaterial), and two white flags, for which two picion, but we have seen sufficient to warrant our extablecloths, or if there are none on board, two shirts, or pressing an opinion favourable to the merits of the inanything that will represent a flag will suffice; so that vention. We do not see why eventually this substitute every thing required is to be found even in the smallest for indigo may not form an article of large export, whilst craft. By these simple and ready means, communications it has the advantage of bringing into use resources which of any and of every kind may be made by an English have hitherto proved not only unavailable but obnoxious, vessel to a foreign une, and vice versa, without the least -such as refuse animal matters, fish, and even animal knowledge of each other's language, and under circum- dung, extensively used in the manufacture of the pruestances of peril and distress which have rendered every siate of potash einployed in the process. other mode impracticable. Again, those on the sea coast, who would wish to save their fellow creatures from a A SMALL ENGINE.-An inhabitant of Sheffield has conwatery grave, might point out to the stranger an unknown structed a beautiful model of a stea.n engine of an extraharbour or creck, or the best place to run on shore, and ordinarily small size. Notwithstanding the weight of the by these invaluable signals, convey to a perishing crew whole, including the Ay-wheel, does not exceed two of any nation every information required to assist their ounces and a half, and its size scarcely exceeds that of a humane endeavours ; while, on the other hand, the crew hen's egg, yet the most minute parts are fitted up in a of a stranded ship might convey to the spectators of their style of the utmost perfection, and the motions are perperilous situation every thing that is requisite—even the formed with the greatest velocity. perishing foreigners' last farewell to relations and friends. I can safely assure the section, that, during my ser.
MOORE AND THE MUSES. vices in his majesty's navy, of above forty years, had I been in possession of these signals, and, had they been Cordially do we join our humble note of congratulagenerally distributed and published in different languages, tion to those with which men of all parties have hailed as they are now intended to be, I should have witnessed the award of a pension to the poet of Ireland; as corthe saving of hundreds of lives, and thousands of pounds dially do we assent to the "quantity" of the honour in valuable property.
with which his country has greeted him on his visit. The
quality” is rather more questionable. We are assured them. Oh! but Paganini was a foreigner; true, it is that, on the poet's entrance into Bannow," he was inet only a foreigner who is to be plundered of his fair gains by a large assemblage of persons, who insisted on his —who is to enchant us for nothing—who is to be our getting from his own carriage into an open phaeton de- good genius gratis! Illustrious violinist, we did not decorated with laurels and Powers, and nine young women, serve another visit from thce! It is something, however, habited as the muses, crowned the Irish bard with a to say, that we have heard Paganini. Where is the inwreath of laurels and myrtles.” This triumphal car, strument, the bow of the magician? It should be prewith the crowned poet, was then drawn by the people to served as a relic. We would enshrine it in some solemn, its place of destination; and the ceremony ended with an silent nook of the British Museum.-Ib. " eloquent address" from Erin's chosen bard! Nine young women habited as the Muses! Our informant should have specified their " united ages;" and, besides, he should have described their costume. Habited as the
Notabilia. Muses! Ah, would we had been at Bannow! But the poet himself must have been the prettiest part of the
Sir John's REWARDS.—The Empress of Russia has show, especially if he kept his countenance. How did within these few days presented to Sir John Ross, through he contrive that? Never could he have felt more strongly the Russian Ambassador, a gold snuff-box set with dia. inspired, more tempted to exclaim, “ Descend, ye nine!" monds, valued at a thousand guineas. than when the band of persevering laurel.givers arose to SIGN OF AN APPROACHING ELECTION.-The Earl of Wincrown him in his car. But how shall we receive the chelsea has recently been very profuse in his distribution poet when he returns to England ? All honours will be of fawns to various individuals residing in the village absurdities after those of Bannow. A lady habited as around Haverholm. Beneficent as his lordship may ap Britannia, with a Newfoundland dog to personate the pear to be, some of his lynx-eyed neighboors have disBritish lion, might be engaged to meet him at Holyhead; covered that the noble earl has conferred his presents of but no, the idea of the nine Muses carries every thing young deer only upon such as are qualified to vote at the before it.— Leigh Hunt's Journal.
ensuing earnestly-anticipated tory-feared contest. Truly, most noble Marquis of Nottingham, this looks somewhat
like fawning.-Stamford Mercury. PAGANINI.
APPOINTMENT.-Lord Melbourne has appointed Mr. It is some days since a letter was received in London Robert Napier, (son of Professor Napier, of the Univerconveying the intelligence of the sudden death, by cho-sity of Edinburgh, and editor of the Edinburgh Review,) lera, of this extraordinary man. It is said that he ex- to be one of the clerks of the treasury. pired after a few hours of extreme suffering. The cho. British AssocIATION.— The British Association of lera is unquestionably raging with fatal virulence in Sciences has applied to government to send out an exGenoa, where the marvelous violinist is said to have pedition to the Antarctic regions, for the purpose of disperished; yet we almost cling to a hope, to a half hope, covering the southern magnetic pole. that he is not among the victims. Is that arm, that hand, OFFICIAL BREVITY.-The following speech was deliver. palsied, shrunk up, lifeless ? Is that one string, that ed by the governor of Barbadoes, in opening the seslinked us with the world of music, snapt? Is that spirit sion of the house of assembly :-“Proceed to your of thought, that soul of feeling, that inexpressible skill, duties, gentlemen; I have no observation to offer un any that superhuman expression,-is all this gone out, evapo- subject whatever !" rated, lost-as it were only the departing of a poor fiddler Spirits.--23,216,272 gallons have been distilled in the from the orchestra of life! Is it not hard to think so ? United Kingdom in the year 1234. The return for Eng. Wonderful Paganini! Had disease left thy hands free, land is 4,652,838 gallons; Scotland, 9,193,091 ; Ireland, for a moment, just to touch thy instrument—had but a 9,370,343. The amount of duty stands thus: England, finger remained unparalysed—thou hadst ocen saved. 2,866,6121, 178, 6d. ; Scotland, 1,007,5971, 38, 4d.; Ireland, Had Death listened for one instant he had spared thee. 1,369,3181, 6s, giving a total of upwards of five millions This is hardly a conceit or an extravagance. No crea. sterling. ture ever impressed us with a sense of something beyond The first Indian mail by way of Alexandria and the mortality being visible, in our very presence, as Paga. Red Sea, which was despatched from Falmouth on the nini did. Die who might, he seemed destined to survive. 3d of March, in the African steamer, arrived at Bombay He was ideal—formed in a freak of nature—a super on the 22d of April, in fifty days from England. The natural existence, whom we all agreed to go and hear passage by this route may now be generally accomplishas often as possible, with delight, not with alarm: for it ed in fifty days, viz., seventeen days from Falmouth to was a part of the bargain, that he was not to blow the Malta, five days from Malta to Alexandria, and twenty. roof off (which he seemed able to do with a flourish of eight days from Alexandria to Bombay, including slop his bow), and that we should pay him for his magic what | pages. ever he should choose to ask. We all felt him to be more A splendid specimen of the great American aloe, the than human; and therefore made a most vociferous outcry stem of which is twenty feet high, may now be seen in when he affected to put on the little human failing of full flower at Bute House, Old Brompton. There are uppenuriousness. We had none of the divinity that stirred wards of 900 flowers on the plant. "Viscountess Dillon within him; and we resented his affectation of the gross to whom the plant belongs, has given her gardener per ness that belongs to ourselves. Penurious! He was the mission to show it to the public. most prodigal of all profuse creatures. He scattered The third session of the scientific congress of France priceless pleasures about him wherever he went. We will be opened at Douay on September 6th. Among the paid him half a guinea one night for a precious burden many distinguished persons who have promised to attend of sweet feeling and harmonious fancy, that will weigh this literary meeting, are the Marquis of Douro, Lord fondly upon our memory through life. And then-we Mansfield, Lord Brougham, Mr. Wakefield, the Prince must all drown his music in sharp impertinent discord, and Princess de Salm. It is expected that this meeting because he did not give what we had so wisely paid bim, will be much more numerous than that of last year al to the poor! We never rated Mr. Braham for not build- Poitiers, which was attended hy 210 members. ing almshouses. We never got enraged with Sir Walter At the commencement of 1700, the population of LowScote because he did not shower shillings among the poor, don, within the walls, was calculated at 110,000, as de
fro showered blessings upon him as he walked amongst duced from the parish registers; and the annual mortality