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u You have told us of no morning yet,” cried Clinch. “ISquire's gamekeeper would have given a fair price for the mean the morning when I rode through the field in the carcase to feed the hounds. But old Harrison was an odd afternoon :-on that morning I took Polly down to the one. Ah! we've got a mort of regular doctors in the pa. King's Head, according to orders, as master was going over rish now, besides the poticary, and I dare say they may do to Romford to look at Squire Preston's hunter that was well enough for Christians, and such like, but I reckon took ill; but it seems that just as he got to Woodly-end, I there's ne'er a one of 'em could stop the glanders in a hors down came Polly, and a terrible fall by all accounts it was like Mr. Harrison." However, master wasn't much hurt, but we saw something Adam having finished his narrative, Clinch proceeded had happened by his coming home without Polly, though to question him again upon the more recent occurrences of he never said a word, but desired us all, for he kept three his life, and finding his recollection much impaired upon men besides me, to leave off work, take spades and dig a these points, he very unceremoniously gave him his disgreat hole in the yard, while he broke up the ground for missal, but not before Chilvers had slipped something into us with a pickaxe. To work we went, and in three hours his hand. “ Here's a pretty rascal," said the man of law; -, we had made a rare pit, all wondering what it could mean. « he has heard that we wanted evidence, and has trumped ? • Adam,' said he to me, when we had done, go to the up this circumstantial tale in the hope of a reward; but i paddock at the upper common where you will find Polly ; | did you observe how neatly I detected the old rogue when ! bring her here, but don't offer to get upon her back, and I began to cross-question him? Will any one believe that don't go faster than a walk.'_So I took a halter"__ he could so minutely detail an occurrence of sixty or seventy “ Was it leather or rope ?" inquired Clinch. Adam could years ago, in which, by his own account, he was no way not tell, so he proceeded. “When I got to the paddock, interested, when he cannot recollect much more recent and there was Polly, sure enough, with her knees all bloody ; important particulars of his own life?"-" The importance but as I saw she wasn't lame at all, and seemed in good of these matters," said Chilvers, " is not to be considered spirits, I put the halter in her mouth, and going back a abstractedly but relatively; at the time of poor Polly's little, so as to get a short run, I put my hand upon her death, Adam had never witnessed any exhibition more stem shoulder, and jumped upon her back."__" Jumped upon lemn and affecting ; probably had never been preseut at her back !” echoed Clinch, looking incredulously at the the death of a large animal. You seem to forget that the decrepit object before him. “Lord love you," continued tablet of the memory, like certain stones, though sufficiently Adam, “I was then as nimble as a squirrel, and as lissome soft at first to receive deep and distinct impressions, hardens as a withy. So I rode her across this here field, for there with age; and that this very induration fixes and indelibly wasn't even a stile then, nor any sign of one, and got off preserves the characters first engraved, while it prevents when we reached the high road for fear of being seen, and any future incisions, unless of a very superficial and evan. led her into our yard, where master was sitting in his escent nature. You may scratch or write upon it, and cocked hat, and the men all whispering together up in a this answers the temporary wants of age, you can no longer corner. As soon as I came in, he called out to our big fore. chisel or stamp any durable impress upon its stubbom man, “Sam,' says he, step up into my room, and bring substance. This seeming inconsistency is, in my opinion, me down the horse-pistols that I took from the French a forcible confirmation of old Adam's veracity." " A jury officer at the battle of _ I forget what place he said, but won't think so," retorted Clinch,“ and that's the only thing I know it ended with a quet, or a narde, or some such to look to.” sound ; so, I can't be much out. They glittered as he took I have given this dialogue, and old Adam Wright's exthem out of their cases, for he always cleaned them every amination, circumstantially, because every particular is Sunday morning, and as I stared first at master, as he pro- deeply fixed in my own recollection, by the fatal results of cecded to load them, putting two bullets in each--then at which the affair was speedily productive. Chilvers, as I the great hole in the ground, then'at the men all looking have mentioned, had been ill when he sallied forth to read solemn-like, and then at poor Polly, gazing in master's face, the placard announcing the shutting up of the footpath. while her knees and legs were covered with blood, I felt Upon that occasion he got wethe sat some time at Mr. my heart beat, and was all over in a fluster. When he Clinch's: his complaint, which was the gout, was driven had finished loading the pistols, he went and stood in front into his stomach, i and in spite of immediate medical advice, of the mare. Polly,' said he, I have rode thee these six- and the unremitted self-devotion of his wife, who tærer teen years over road and river, through town and country, quitted his side, he expired in ten days. Death-bed de by night and by day, through storm and sunshine, and thou scriptions are productive of no good to counteract their never made a bolt or boggle with me till now. Thou hast painful details ; they prove nothing: for whatever may be carried me over five thousand dead bodies before breakfast, gained in the sincerity of the dying person, is balanced by and twice sa ved my life ; once when the allies left us in the the diseased state which the mind generally participates lurch, and we were obliged to scamper for it; once when with the body. A man's opinions are worth nothing n. our company fell into an ambush, and only thirty men es. less they emanate from a vigorous intellect and sound caped. We must both die soon, and should I go first, frame, uninfluenced by immediate hopes or tears. Salice which I may quickly do if you give me such another it to say, that Chilvers died as he lived a philanthropist tumble, it will be a bad day's work for thee. Thou wouldst and a philosopher. not wish to be starved, and mauled, and worked to death, After the melancholy ceremonies of the funeral, which I and thy carcase given over to the nackers, wouldst thou ? took upon myself to direct, I accompanied my wife to the Polly put down her head, and rubbed it against him, and cottage, where we meant to reside for some little time, to while she was doing so, he tied a handkerchief over her offer our consolations to his relict, now a second time a eyes, and kissing her first on one side of the face and then widow. I have never been more forcibly impressed with on the other, he said : ' Polly, God bless thee;' and instantly the vanity of human learning, and the vain glory of philatired one of his pistols right into her car. She fell down, sophy, than in the instance of this uneducated female, wie gave one kick, and never moved nor moaned afterwards ; from an innate principle, or instinct of religion, althouch but I remember the tears gushed out of my eyes just as if utterly ignorant of all theological points, possessed a nas a Christian had been shot, and even big Sam looked ready tery over her mind, and a consolation under afilictions to cry as he stood over her, and said · Poor Polly!' We bu- which the most profound adept in the schoels of worldis ried her in the hole, and master told as we had worked wisdon would in vain attempt to rival. Conscious that enough for one day, and might spend the afternoon where the death of her husband was a dispensation of Providence we liked, and he was just going to fire his other pistol in under which it was perhaps guilty to repine, she set mo. the air, when he saw a crow on the top of the weathcrcock ; lutely about the suppressing of her grief, beginning by car. and, sure enough he brought her down, for he was a rare fully locking up and concealing all those artides of his shot. After all, it was a cruel thing to use a poor dumb dress and daily use, which, by recalling him suddenly ans beast in that way only for tumbling with him; and no forcibly to her recollection, might upset her pious resolu. one could tell why he buried her in the yard, when the tions ; so that upon our arrival, we found her in a franz. of mind much more calm and resigned than we had antici. ever, who had no eyes except for her poor master, whom pated. Though Chilvers never killed a bird, or caught a she was never to see more, returned grumbling to the rug. fish in his life, he had a favourite spaniel, called Juno, al. Exactly the same eager excitement and surly disappointmost as inseparable al companion as his old wliite hat; ment occurred, when the maid returned with the toast ; but the partaker of his morning rambles, and the invariable the dog, instead of contenting herself with the rug upon residuary of lus crusts at tea-time.*This faithful animal this occasion, stood before her mistress, looked wistfully his Aillow could not resolves to disiniss; but with this ex- in her face and whined, as if inquiring for her master. I ception she imagined she dad so disposed of every personal exchanged glances with my wife, and saw at once that memorial, as to be secure from too frequent a renewal of we'l mutually understood what was passing in Juno's har griefs by the sight of external objects. She was, how.mind, as well as her mistress's. Poor widowed sufferer! erer, mistaken.' We were all seated in the parlour, myself who shall describe her agony? The gush of passion and my wife endeavouring to divert the widow's thoughts overpowered all the barriers of resolution and religion, from the past, by directing them to the future management the woman predominated over the Christian, and her emo. of her little girl, and flattering ourselves that we had in. tions flowed more vehemently from the previous control to fused into her mind a more than usual serenity, when our which they had been subjected. Convulsive and hysterical attention was aroused by a barking and laughing without, sobs for some time choaked her utterance, and when she the door was thrown open, and in scampered Juno with the was able to articulate, as if anxions to excuse the violence old white hat tied upon her head, while little Fanny fol- of her grief by the virtue of its object, she turned towards lowed, shouting behind, delighted with the success of her me, and exclaimed:- Wasn't be a kind creature-every frolic l-" , Fanny ! Fanny !” cried the agonised mother; / body loved him, and even Juno, you see, cannot forget
why did they suffer"- she could not utter a word more ; him. O! sir, you dont know half the kind, generous, and but, overcome by her feelings, rushed out of the room, and charitable things he did in private." Her feelings again locked herself into her own chamber. The child, it seems, overpowered her; she sank her head upon Juno's, who by had seized the old white hat in the first confusion of her this time had leaped into her lap, and I shall never forget father's death, and concealed it in a closet of the nursery, her wo-stricken look when she raised it, and sobbed out thence she had now withdrawn it to fasten upon Juno's head, (Psha! where is my handkerchief-my tears are blotting quite unconscious of the distress she was preparing. Young the paper) --when she sobbed out as she was, I endeavoured to impress upon her mind the Gentle reader, forgive me; my heart and my eyes are loss of her papa, for so she always called him, and the ne- both too full ; I cannot write a word more. cessity of refraining from all mention of his name, or allu. sion to his death, in the presence of her mother. She ap
SAILORS AND MARINES. .. peared to understand, and promised to obey my directions.
BEAUTIES OF PLOCCINO. . " . Fortified and composed by the consolations she never failed
" to draw from her solitary religious exercises, the widow
The words marine and mariner differ by one small letter sboruly returned to the parlour, and a tranquillity, though
only; but no two races of men, I had well said no two animals,
I differ from one another more completely than the « Jollies" and somewhat embarrassed, was again established in our little
the " Johnoies.” The marines, as I have before mentioned, are circle; when Fanny, ready to burst with the possession of
enlisted for life, or for long periods, as in the regular army, and what she considered a mystery, kept hovering about her when not employed afloat, are kept in barracks, in such conmother; and at last, taking her hand, and looking up in stant training, under the direction of their officers, that they her face with an affectionate importance, she lisped out are never released for one moment of their lives from the influ. hesitatingly, “I know something. Papa's dead, but Ience of strict discipline and liabitual obedience. The sailors, on mustn't tell you, because it's a great secret, and you'll be the contrary, when their ship is paid off, are turned adrift, and. angry if I do." The poor widow hid her face in her hand so completely scattered abroad, that they generally lose, in the kerchief with one hand, and with the other covered the
riotous dissipation of a few weeks, or it may be days, all they
have learned of good order during the previous three or four cbill's mouth, as if to silence her ; but as the little urchin
years. Even when both parties are placed on board of ship, roemer disposed to expostulate, I took her by the hand, led
and the general discipline maintained in its fullest operation, her out of the room, and directed the maid to put her to
the influence of regular order and exact subordination is at
least twice as great over the marines as it ever can be over the On re-entering the parlour, I once more found the mother sailors. Many, I may say most of their duties are entirely in a state of comparative serenity, and calculated on passing different. It is true, both the marines and the seamen pull and the evening without further outrage to her feelings. The haul at certain ropes leading along the quarter-deck ; both child was asleep, the old white hat was locked up, and it assist in scrubbing and washing the decks ; both eat salt junk. was settled that after tea I was to read a sermon, which I drink grog, sleep in hammocks, and keep watch at night; but had selected for the purpose, as the best adapted to pour
in almost every other thing they differ. As far as the marines balm and peace into her wounded bosom. The equipage
are concerned, the sails would never be let fall, or reefed, or
rolled up. There is even a positive Admiralty order against was already set out, and I recalled that simple but exqui
their being made to go aloft ; and, accordingly, a marine in the site picture of fire-side enjoyment, which Chilvers was so
rigging is abont as ridiculous and belpless an object, as a sailor fond of quoting :
would prove if thrust into a tight, well pipe-clayed pair of pan
taloons, and barrel round the throat with a stiff stock." The hearth was swept--the fire was bright,
In short, without going further, it may be said, that the The kettle on for tea, &c.
colour of their clothing, and the manner in which it is put on, wben my attention was called to Juno, who, instead of do not differ more from one another than the duties and habits of basking leisurely before the fire, as was her wont, kept
ni the marines and sailors. Jack wears a blue jacket, and Johnny sarching round the room, smelling to every individual, and
wears a red one. Jack would sooner take a round dozen than occasionally planting herself close to the door, with an
be seen with a pair of braces across his shoulders; while the
marine, if deprived of his suspensors, would speedily be left earnest air, as if expecting the arrival of some one else.
sans culotte. A thorough-going, barrack bred, regular-built After waiting some time, she betook herself to the rug, with marine in a ship of which the sergeant-major truly loves his an appearance of disappointment, whence she presently | art has, without any exaggerated metaphor, been compared to a startled with a short bark, and expression of alacrity to man who has swallowed a set of fire-irons ; the tongs represente wards the door. It was Patty entering with the urn. Now, if ing the legs, the pocker the backbone, and the shovel the neck Juno had been in a frame of mind to be easily pleased,
mind to be pasily pleased, and head. While, on the other hand, your sailor-man is to be she could not have muttered such a discontented growl at
likened to nothing, except one of those delicious figures in the the sight of Patty, whose fair complexion, auburn hair,
fantoccini show boxes, where the legs, arms, and head are
fung loosely about to the right and left, no one bone apparently red arms, and somewhat substantial figure, constituted her
having the slightest organic connexion with any other; the a pleasing specimen of the rural English, or rather Saxon
whole being an affair of strings, and universal joints! beauty; while her manner and attire rendered her a worthy
The marines live, day and night, in the after part of the ship, counterpart to Milton's "neat handed Philis." Juno, how-| close to the apartments of the oflicers ; their arms-chest is placed on the quarter-deck; their duties, even in the cases struck down like the rest, lived only long enough to see the where they are most mixed up with those of the scamen, group cause of his failure, and to witness the shocking sight of his them well aft. The marines are exclusively planted as sentries gallant self-devoted crew cut to pieces, rather than move their at the cabin doors of th: captain and officers; and even the hands to fire one gun to save the credit of their commander look-out men on the quarters, at night, are taken from the all consideration for their own lives, or for the honour of their royal corps. To all this it may be added, that the marines country, appearing to be absorbed in their desperate deter. furnish the officers with such small service, in the way of at mination to prove at last how completely they had it in their tendance, as they may requirc, and generally wait at table. | power to show their sense of the unjust treatment they had
In a well-known instance of inutiny on board a frigate, the received.--Hall*: Fragments operation of these principles was shown in a most striking manner. The captain was one of that class of officers, now
OLD FOOT-PATHS. happily extinct, hose chief authority consisted of severity.
Stiles and foot-paths are vanishing everywhere. There To such an excess was this pushed, that his ship's company, it
is nothing upon which the advance of wealth and popula. appears, were at length roused to actual revolt, and proceeded tion has made so serious an inroad. As land has increased in a tumultuous, but apparently resolute body, to the quarter in value, wastes and heaths have been parcelled out and deck. It is extremely curious to remark, that the same stern enclosed, but seldom have foot-paths been left. The post system of discipline which had driven the seamen into revolt,
and the naturalist, who before had, perhaps, the greatest had likewise been applied to the marines without weakening
real property in them, have had no allotment. They have their paramount sense of duty under any circumstances. Such,
been totally driven out of the promised land. Goldsmith at all events, was the force of habit and discipline, that when
complained in his day, that the captain ordered them to fall in, they formed instantly, as a matter of course, across the deck. At his farther orders,
The man of wealth and pride they loaded their muskets with ball, and screwed on their | Takes up a space that many poor supplied ;
Space for his lake, his park's extended bounds, bayonets. Had the corps now proved traitors, all must have
Space for bis horses, equipage, and hounds: been lost; but the captain, who with all his faults of temper
The robe that wraps his limbs in silken sloth and system, was yet å great, and gallant, and clever-headed
Has robb'd the neighbouring fields of half their officer, calculated with good reason upon a different result.
His seat, where solitary sports are seen, Turning first to the mutineers, he called out,
Indignant spurns the cottage from the green. I'll attend to you directly !"
And it is but too true that the pressure of continuous And then addressing the soldiers, he said with a tone of such pride has driven farther, from that day to this, the public perfect confidence of manner and so slightly interrogative as from the rich man's lands. “They make a solitude and to furnish its own answer.
call it peace.” Even the quiet and picturesque foot-path “ You'll stand by your king and country ?"
that led across his fields, or stole along his wood-side, giv. The marines, thus appealed to, said nothing, but grasped their fire-arms with an air of fixed resolution. It was exactly one
ing to the poor man with his burden a cooler and nearer of those occasions when silence gives the most expressive of
cut to the village, is become a nuisance. One would have all consents; and the captain, agsured that if be were now only
thought that the rustic labourer, with his sithe on luis true to himself, the soldiers would be true to their duty, ex shoulder, or his bill-hook and hedging mittens in his hand, claimed,
the cotta ge-dame in her black bonnet and scarlet cloak, “ Then royal and loyal marines, we don't care a damn for the neat village maiden, in the sweetness of health and sim. the blue jackets !"
plicity, or the boy strolling along full of life and curiosity, And, stepping forward, he seized the principal ringleaders by might have had sufficient interest in themselves, for a cul. the throat, one with each hand, and calling out, in a voice like tivated taste not merely to tolerate, but to welcome-pass. thunder, to the rest, instantly to move off the quarter-deck, he ing occasionally at a distance across the park or wood, as consigned the astonished and deserted culprits to the master at
| objects agreeably enlivening the stately solitude of the ball. arms, by whom they were speedily and quietly placed in double irons—and the whole mutiny was at an end !
But they have not; and what is more, they are commonly The successful issue of the recent mutiny, and his well
the most jealous of pedestrian trespassers, who seldom visit grounded confidence in his own resources, had taught him to
their own estates, but permit the seasons to scatter their believe that he could command the services of his people, not
charms around their villas and rural possessions without only on ordinary occasions, but at moments of utmost need. the heart to enjoy, or even the presence to behold them. Here was his grand mistake. The obedience he exacted at the How often have I myself been arrested in some long-fle. point of the lash had no heartiness in it; and when the time quented dale,-in some spot endeared by its own beauties came that the argument of force could no longer be used, and and the fascinations of memory-by a board exhibiting in when the bayonets of the marines had lost their terrors, there giant characters, “STOPPED BY AN ORDER OF SESSIONS," was read to him, and in letters of blood, the bitterest' lesson
and denouncing the terrors of the law upon trespassers! of retributive justice that perhaps Was ever pronounced to any | This is a little too much. I would not be querulous for officer since the beginning of the naval service. The frigate under command of this energe ic officer, when
the poor against the rich. I would not teach them to look in company with another ship, chased two French frigates off the
with an envious and covetous eye upon their villas, lawns, Isle of France. As his ship sailed much faster than her con. cattle, and equipage; but when the path of immensorial sort, he soon outstripped her, and closed with the enemy single- | usage is closed, when the little streak, almost as fine as a handed. The Frenchmen, seeing only one ship near them, mathematical line, along the wealthy man's ample field, is and the other far astern, shortened sail, and prepared for the grudgingly erased, it is impossible not to feel indignation at attack, which, however, they could hardly suppose would be the pitiful monopoly. Is there no village champion to be undertaken by one ship. In this expectation, however, they found, bold enough to put in his protest against these edunderrated the gallant spirit of her commander, who, unques
croachments, to assert the public right Pre-for a right it is tionably, was one of the bravest officers in the service. It is
as authentic as that by which the land is itself held, and as said, also, that he deemed himself, at this critical moment of
clearly acknowledged by the laws. · Is there no local his fate, one of the most fortunate of men, to possess such an opportunity for distinction. Seeing the enemy's frigate within
“ Hampden, with dauntless breast,” to withstand the his reach, and well knowing what his men couid execute if | petty tyrants of the fields, "and to save our good old fout-puths. they chose, never dreaming for a moment that they would fail | If not, we shall in a few years be doomed to the highways him at this pinch, --he exclamed, in the greatest rapture, “ We and the hedges ; to look, like Dives, from a sultry region shall take them both ! steer right for them ! and now, my of turnpikes, into a pleasant one of verdure and foliage brave lads, stand to your guns, and show what you are made which we may not approach. Already, the stranger, i ho
lose his way, is in jeopardy of falling into the horrid fangs This was the last order he ever gave! The men obeyed, and
of a 'steel trap; the botanist enters a wood to gather a stood to their guns, like gallant fellows as they were ; but they stood there only to be shot to death. They folded their arms, | . For six or eight miles around Edinburgh especially. The Mano and neither loaded nor fired a single shot in answer to the peal. Rosslyn is unpopular at present ; and we do not affect to be better ing broadsides which the upresisted and astonished enerny were pleased with his conduct than our neighbours but he deserves the pouring fast upon them ! Now had arrived the dreadful mo praise of not shutting up his grounds on the banks of the Exk,'walle
he newer proprietors seem afraid their possessions will run away UNE ment of revenye for them as tbeir captain, who was 3000 hey are kept close oa ged.
hower, and is shot with a spring-gum ; death hunts our colour, and not quite so pure á flavour. Should colour be an dells and copses, and the poet complains, in regretful notes, I shject, it may be comp
object, it may be communicated by the raspinge of an overthat he i
baked loaf, or by scorched treacle; but this is matter of little
moment. The drink will spontaneously fine itself. To persons Wanders away to the field and glen, Far as he may for the gentlemen.-HOWITT.
who have acquired an inveterate predilection for the aboininable
and varied flavours which the skill of the hrewer enables him FIELD-PATHS.
to communicate, this pure and simple drink may be less pleasBY THE AUTHOR OF CORN-LAW RHYMES.
ing; but it is singular how soon the consumer acquires a high
relish for it, and prefers it to every other. There is a purity Path of the quiet fields ! that oft of yore
of taste belonging to it quite different from the indescribable Calld me at morn, on Shenstone's page to pore;
jumble of tastes so perceptible in common ales, and a light Oh poor man's footpath! where, “at evening's close,"
sharpness, combined with tenuity, which is much more agree He stopp'd to pluck the woodbine and the rose,
able than the glutinous or mucilaginous softness of even the Shaking the dew-drops from the wild-brier bowers, best ales. But it has one advantage which places it above all That stoop'd beneath their load of summer flowers, competition, and that is its lightness on the stomach ; this,
Then ey'd the west, still bright with fading flame, when compared with the sickly heavinens of malt-ale, is really * As whistling homeward by the wood he came;
remarkable. The whiter the sugar the lighter will be the ale; Sweet, dewy, sunny, flowery footpath, thou
and age greatly conduces to the same end, provided that the Art gone for ever, like the poor man's cow!
driok is sound, which is best insured by bottling. Heps are
not the only bitter whicb may be made use of fur preparing and No more the wandering townsman's Sabbath smile ;
flavouring such ales; others can much more conveniently be No more the hedger, waiting on the stile
procured in certain situations. Mixtures, in various proporFor tardy Jane; no more the muttering hard,
tions, of wormwood, powdered bitter oranges, gentian root, and Startling the heifer, near the lone farm-yard ;
rind of Seville oranges, will afford an excellent bitter, perhaps No more the pious youth, with book in hand,
more wholesome than hops, and, if skilfully combined, to the Spelling the words he fain would understand,
full as palntable; in this position the brewers cannot refuse to Shall bless thy mazes, when the village bell
bear me out, for reasons with which many of them are acquaintSounds o'er the river, soften'd up the dell,
ed. Gentian, and particularly qnassia, must be used sparingly; Bat from the parlour of the loyal inn,
for the bitterness of these is of so fisting and penetrating a
kind, that much of it is sure to be disagrevable. It has been The Great Unpaid, who cannot err or sin,
shown by M. Dubrunfant, that a good beer can be procured Shall see, well pleas'd, the pomp of Lawyer Ridge,
from potatoes; the potatoes are to be grated to a pulp ; this is And poor Squire Grubb's starv'd maids, and dandy
to be well mixed with boiling water, and ground barley-malt is bridge,
to be added. The liquid being drawn off, is to be tropped in Where youngling fishers, in the grassy lane,
the usual way, yeast added, and the fermentation induced. The Purlvind their tackle from the brood-mare's mane, beer thus produced, after being bottled, was found greatly to And truant urchins, by the river's brink,
resemble Paris beer. In certain parts of Ireland an excellent Caught the fledged throstle as it stoop'd to drink, heer is brewed from parsnips, by a process somewhat like the Or with the ramping colt, all joyous, play'd,
foregoing, except that no malt is used ; the bitter employed is Or seard the owlet in the blue belled shade.
hops. In short, malt is by no means necessary to the produce
tion of wholesome and agreeable beers.-- Lardner's Cyclopædia ; :.: USEFUL NOTICES.
THE Uses or THE BRAMBLE.—The shrub which we are in' Bank FROM SUGAR. For making excellent ale or table the habit of despising, and which is only used by the chance her, it is not absolutely necessary to use malt. To conceive passenger occasionally p!ucking its fruit, possesses, however, this subject rightly, we must consider that it is the sugar of the several a'lvantages which deserve our attention. It is now to mak whieb undergoes fermentation, and that any other sugar be found in every bank and ditch. About the braes opposite will ferment just as well, although no other sugar is so cheap. | Hawthornden, and by the side of the path by the river-side, so Econarny and long habit have established malt sugar as a brew.
iniquitously shut up, bramble-berries wont to be found in pro.'. ing material, but cane-sugar will afford an excellent drink. fusion; but in the vale of Clyde, between Lanark and Hamil. To persons residing in the country, and far froin breweries, aston, this becomes a rich fruit. Its roots, when dried in the Tell as those who do not choose the great trouble of managing shade, cut into small fragments, and, taken in the shape of a malt. this is a valuable fact. Another advantage of cane-sugar weak infusion, form one of the best specifics against obstinate is, that the apparatus necessary for converting it into beer is conghs. Its long branches can, in cases of need, be used as meeb tore simple; all that is required. is a cask which has cords; and its fruit produces an excellent wine, the mode of 20 bung-hole, or has it well stopped up. This is to be set stand. making which is as follows:-Five measures of the ripe fruit, ing on either of its ends; a cock is to be fixed in one of the with one of honey and six of wine,' are taken and boiled; the Haves, thout an inch above the bottom chimb, so that in draw- froth is skimmed off, the fire removed, and the mixture being ing of the liquor, the sediment cannot also run. In the centre passed through a linen cloth, is left to ferment. It is then of the top of the cask, that is, in the centre of its other ecd, a l boited anew, and allowed to ferment in a suitable cask. In bode is to be bored, of such size as will admit a large bottle.cork. Provence, bramble-berries are used to give a deep colour to V us suppose that the cask holds 10 gallons, and the drink is particular wines... to be tolerably strong ale. The proper quantity of hops required for 10 gallons of'ale, in this process, will be about 1 lb. On this quantity, contained in any convenient vessel, pour on
ODE TO FREEDOM. Po prvirito It gallons of boiling water; or,' what is much better, boil the
. . BY DAVID TEDDER.
no , hman in the water for about five minutes, and no more ; then In youth I adored thee, and knelt at thy shrige Bils . Enid o ther hops; in the strained liquor dissolve 14lbs. of
In manhood I worship thee, Spirit divine :' k'o no !" motes and mix in a piot of yeast of the best quality. Puur the When
When my last pulse shall throb, irhen my last sigh is sighing, hade into the cask, it will soon begin to ferment; it will if thy presence is there, there is bliss' even in dying theuw up its yeast through the cork-hole at the top, and, this m y presence is there, being retained within the external rim of the chimb, it will, Thy fanes have been thronged, in days that are past, for the most part, fall back into liquor, and run back into the With ardent adorers in mollitudes vast; ,, east. I will require, at the ordinary temperature of summer, 1 The priests at thine altar have ministered well, it
rich as 'three weeks or a month to complete the fermenta- Leonidas, Washington, Wallace, and Tell ! i was tre. For the last fortnight the cork may be generally kept in Enrobed in thy vestments in Bannock's 'red field, anirem widely the bole; but should, once every two days he removed, to give Thy patriot sons made Plantagenet yield; SE&t to the fixed air, and then replaced. When the fermenta with the flesh of his minions the earles were gorged, rwyti tan tppear at an end, the taste of the sugar will almost entirely ban disappeared, it will be barely perceptible. The cork maya
And he writhed and blasphemed in the chains he had forged."
O it . O v190) 1
. then be permanently driven in, and in four days the ale will be What tho' over Poland, all blighted and waste, B: draughs, or for bottling. As to the quality of the sugar, Barbarians stalk at a despot's behest şi un
at of little conseguence; white sugar will afford an TH.ECKE, each rock is an altar, each grave is a shrine,,,? ne ale scarcely coloured; brown sugar will impart proportionate | Where thy voturies shall worship yet, Spirit divine
FINANCIAL REFORM.-In order to acquire something like a ORIGINAL AND SELECTED.
tolerably accurate understanding of what our Legislators have LIFE IN A PIG-STY.-Lord Deerhurst's antipathy to been doing with our money, it is necessary to go back to some soap and water is generally known. One night, during distant period, that we may be able to contrast what our expecthe time that Sophia Debouchette (afterwards Lady Berwick) diture was with what it now is. The period we shall select is was living under his protection, his Lordship being rather the year 1790; because a report of a Committee of the House « Bacchi plenus," was extolling the charms and manners of Commons baving given an exact account of the expenditure of his mistress to the Club at Whites', and concluded his of that year, we shall be safe from error in making use of that eulogy with the following tropė“ In fact, I live only in
account. This account shews that the whole expenditære og Sophia's eyes.”_“ I don't doubt it,” said Lord Alvanley,
the army in that year was L.1,844,153 ; on the navy,
L. 2,000,000; on the ordnance, L.375,000; on the natiosal “ for I observed she had a sty in them, the last time I saw
debt, L. 10,317,972; and that the total expenditure in 1790, her."
was no more than L. 15,969,178. The annual account of the The Marquis of Hertford recently gave a grand dinner public expenditure laid before the House of Commons this year, at Pompeii, on the site of the ancient baths. Many of the shews that it amounted for the year 1832 to L. 47,123,298. guests were conveyed thither in one of our omnibuses, con But to this must be added about L. 4,000,000, which is expeod. taining twenty-five persons. The passage of this stupend ed in collecting the revenue ; making the actual established exous modern machine, followed by several elegant English | penditure of the United Kingdom something more than Firtycarriages, along the narrow streets of this antique town,
ONE Millions, in the sixteenth year of profouad peace.formed a most singular spectacle. An attempt at an exca.
Tait's Magazine. vation was made during the dinner, but was not successful.
Tur CHOLERA IN THE UNITED STATES.- At the date of
the last accounts from New York, the malady had decreased London PORTER.-Except in Dublin, this beverage has
in virulence in that city; but the deaths and new cases were never been equalled in point of strength and flavour. Imi
sufficiently numerous to excite aların. Even respectable fttations have been tried with great exertion and outlay of
inales, when they have occasion to go out, either on busicapital, in different parts of the country, but they can all ness or pieasure, invariaby adopt the precaution of displaybe detected by their burnt taste, and bear no comparison to ing a card, which is attached round their necks, with some the rich, full body of the genuine London porter. This ge- such directions as the following : “My name is ; should nerous liquid, as is well known, is always drunk out of I be seized with Cholera, do not take me to the hospital, but to pewter or silver pots, which impart a finer flavour to the my residence, No. - in street." mouth of the drinker than if glass or earthenware were
DR. JOHNSON ON POPULAR AND USEFUL PREACHING.
I talked of preaching and of the great success which those used. The reason for this can be scientifically accounted
called Methodists have.-Johnson, « Sir, it is owing to their for, by the electro-chemical action which is going on be
expressing themselves in a plain and familiar magner, which is twixt the acid of the porter and the metal ; and, therefore,
| the only way to do good to the common people, and which the popular taste is quite correct in adhering to pewter
clergymen of learning and genius ought to do from a practice
clerova pots. The Scotch, who import London porter to a large of duty, when it is suited to their congregations; a principle extent, do not seem to be aware of this remarkable fact, as | for which they will be praised by men of sense. To insist they always drink the liquor from glass tumblers. Be. against drunkenness as a crime, because it debases reason, the tween six and seven millions of barrels of porter or strong noblest faculty of man, would be of no service to the common beer are made annually in England ; in 1830, the quan people, but to tell them they may die in a fit of drunkenness, tity exported was 74,902 barrels.
and show them how dreadful that would be canaot fail to make ARCTIC LAND EXPEDITION.- We rejoice to learn, that a deep impression. Sir, when your Scotch clergy give y
their homely manner, religion will soon decay in that country." an expedition to the shores of the Polar Seas, for the
Let this observation, as Johnson meant it, be ever rememberpurpose mentioned in the following statement, is at last
ed. -Boswell's Johnson. finally determined upon- to proceed witbout delay, under the command of Captain Back, by way of Canada,
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contain as much letter-press, of good execution, as any of the large interest in the success of the enterprise. It is intended
Monthly Periodicals: A Table of Contents will be given at the et that Captain Back, without deviating from the main
of the year; when, at the weekly cost of three-halfpence, a hand. object of his mission, shall avail himself of every op
some volume of 832 pages, super-royal size, may be bound up, con. portunity that may occur to enrich the scientific world,
taining much matter worthy of preservation. and that, before his return, he will have explored those
PART II., containing the five September Numbers, with JOHNunknown regions between Point Turnagain, where Cap
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CONTENTS OF NO. XII.
Original Letter of Burns-Political Martyrs of the end of last tinuous or divided only by narrow straits.
century,....... FRIENDLY SOCIETIES. -A statement has been exhibit
What have you to do with Politics ? .........................175 ed, showing, in a very striking view, the great benefits
Price of Justice, ............................................17 and relief which Friendly Societies are calculated to Hydrostatic Bed,.......... afford at a period of unexampled calamity like the pre Rise, Progress, and Present State of the Secession Church,.... Iso seut. Since the cholera appeared at Inverness, the Portraits by a Lady-taken in the Ventilator of the House
of Commons,........................... number of deaths applicable to the different societies
....... ....... Igy
The Comet-Infectious Character of Superstition,..... ......183 amounted to 74. The sum of L.5 is allowed by each
VERSES FOR THE YOUNG,................................... society to defray the funeral expenses of each per
ELEMENTS or Thougar-The Press, &c......
184 son; and when it is taken into consideration that se COLUMN FOR THE LADIES-Governesses, &c. .................IS veral of the unfortunate sufferers belonged to more than The Story-TELLER-The old White Hat--and the old Grey
Mare, ................................................... 185 one society, there is here a sum of L.400 applied, in a
Sailors and Marines Beauties of Flogging...................189 very short period, to sooth the sorrows of the afflicted;
Old Foot-Paths, &c........
........190 and the relief is afforded at a crisis when its value can be
USEFUL NOTICES-Beer from Sugar, &c. ....................19 more peculiarly appreciated—when the harrowed feelings
SCRAPS--Original and Selected. of the relatives are gratified by being able to pay the last
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