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OF POTATOES.

ther he succeeded or failed in his logic, the witnesses of the to been always fatal, the dropsy.of that cavity. Thomas's

USEFUL NOTICES,

the nimble tactitian. In his youth, a at the present day,

the encyclopædic range of his information left him witberset IMPROVEMENT OF HEATH LAND AND CULTIVATION a competitor. His industry knew no bounds, and bis mind

was as versatile in its power of alternate application and Waste lands are admirably adapted to the growth of relaxation, as, at other times, remarkable for an untiring potatoes. The east side of Dilhornheath was cultivated

perseyerance.-Sir Arthur Brooke Faulkner. with potatocs after the heath and gorse had rotted, and being REWARD OF AUTHORS.—Byron's poems produced mixed with lime and compost, the crop of potatoes was so -wards of fifteen thousand pounds. A prudent man weall abundant as to admit many waggon loads being sent in the have turned them to still better account. Surely, one thor winter into the vicinity of the potteries, about six miles from sand pounds per annum produced in the time which the cus Dilhorn, which afforded a seasonable supply to many thou- position occupied can scarcely be ill-usage on the part of the sand manufacturers. The quantity was not only immeuse, public. How many authors are there of infinitely greater du but the quality of potatoes was in so high repute, that the tional utility whose works would not have kept them from Dilhorn potatoes produced 2d. per bushel above the market starving! Mr. Bentham, to wit. The writings of Walter Scott price. Many instances have occurred of great success in

are not of one-hundreth part of importance of the writing raising potatoes on waste land, but the shortest way is to

of Mr. Bentham, yet how highly have they been paid! The pare and burn. Two day-labourers gave a guinea for an public is willing to pay more for amusement than for incl. acre of waste land to plant with potatoes ; they pared and tion. The principal value of the works of Scott is that burnt it by moonlight after their daily labour, spread the they have helped, as beautiful pictures, to humanize the ashes, and paid for ploughing them in ; the crop proved so people, and have enticed many to read who otherwise would good, and the price of potatoes so high, that they shared have shunned books. But of sound morality there is scarce L.40 between them, besides receiving a sufficient quantity a jot to be found in the whole collection. It was not to be of potatoes for their families. A peat bog on waste land expected. The mind of Scott was warped in early path, was drained, then pared and burnt; the ashes immediately and it could not be expected that wisdom would be the me regularly spread, and the land ploughed in twelve-furrow sult. But, notwithstanding the large sums of money which ridges (it could not be ploughed in narrow ones from tough- were paid for his copyrights, Scott lived in difficulties al ness ;) the furrows were hacked and levelled with heavy died in debt. Why was this? The sin which besets est hoes, then planted across the ridges with potatoes in rows, authors beset him also. He deemed that ostentation was and, owing to the large quantity of ashes, produced an dignity, and he wasted his means before he had earned ther, abundant crop. The land afterwards produced, the two The desire to vie with the feudal puppets whom he sv. next years, two very strong crops of oats in succession ; it shipped led him into expenses which his means would be was then well limed, and clean fallowed, and is now a good warrant, and he paid the penalty by dying before his .. meadow..Pitt's History of Staffordshire.

ral period, tortured in mind, and overwrought in body. Bat A SIMPLE AND USEFUL INVENTION._“ A black. let it never be forgotten, that he acted the part of an kozesi smith of this city, named Pontisick, has, to the great com man in striving to redeem his errors and to accomplish the fort of his neighbours, especially the rich, successfully payment of his debts. The principle of moral honesty a practised a very simple contrivancc io diminish, in a re- strong within him, and has shed a halo round his BALATT markable degree, the loud noise caused by the percussion of which will not lightly pass away. It were well if his fase the hammer on the anvil. It is merely to suspend a piece might prove a beacon to those who might come after be. of iron chain to one of the horns of the anvil, which carrics But it is the part of the public to enforce the penalts, boy off a great portion of the acute sound usually produced. witholding their countenance from those who posseeing the sig. "Gaudenzio Vicinia, of Asso, in the province of Como, talents necessary to elevate the perceptions of their fellor hias, however, introduced an improvement on this contivance, only hold forth the example of moral degradation Pari's by the addition af a spring fixed in the basis of the anvil, Repository, which, keeping the chain stretched, diminishes the sound in a much greater degree ; and it is equally easy to remove

EXTRAORDINARY SURGICAL OPERATION. the ring of the chain from the horn of the anvil, if needful The most surprising and most honourable operation of me". by a mere blow of the hammer."--Milan, 20th Feb. gery ever performed, is, without any contradiction that exec

ted by M. Richerand, by taking away a part of the ribs and es

the pleura. The patient was himself a medical man, and *** In 1805, Brougham, Eyre, and myself found ourselves ignorant of the danger he ran in this operation being the tenants of two contiguous lodgings, in Craven Street, recourse to, but he also knew that his disorder was obrt where the same intercourse was kept up until the diver: wise incurable. He was attacked with a cancer og be isto gence of our several pu suits partially interrupted, and, ternal surface of the ribs and of the pleura, which connet finally, suspended it. Cobbett, 1 think, on one occasion, ally produced enormous fungosities, that had been in Faz took it into his head to pack Brougham, and a whole party attempted to be repressed by the actual cautery. As a of Edinburgh reviewers, as adventurers, in the same bottom as he had made the opening, the air rushing into the chos of a Berwick smack, for London. Whether the fact be so occasioned the first day great suffering and distressing ster or not, that mode of travelling was, certainly, no disgrace ness of breath;

the surgeon could touch and see the hou then, any more than it is now. Some of the first families through the pericardium, which was as transparent as pler in Scotland thought it no degradation, even in those steam- and could assure himself of the total insensibility of loti. less times, to prefer it to their private carriage. Brougham Much serous fluid flowed from the wound, as long as it * was then distinguished for the same gift of sarcasm which mained open, but it filled up slowly by means of adhesia has since made him the terror of the senate; yet he was of the lung with the pericardium. And the fleshy grasusone of the best-humoured fellows breathing, full of fun tions that were formed in it. At length the patient in * and frolic. He has been blamed, in Parliament, for the well, that on the 27th day after the operation, he could malignant abuse of his power ; and, it must be owned, the resist the desire of going to the Medical School to see excesses into which conscious superiority have now and fragments of the ribs that had been taken from him, apud then led him, were often in a very equivocal state. But three or four days afterwards he returned home, and we what was he to do with

so useful a gift? It was his main about his ordinary business. The success of M. Richeru weapon, offensive and defensive. Had he laid it aside, his is the more important because it will authorize in ol. victories

, though equally assured, would perhaps have been cases, enterprizes which, according to receivei opinia long delayed, and harder earned. When all argument had would appear impossible ; and we shall be les afraid failed, how often have we seen him escape from defeat, by penetrating into the interior of the chest. M. Rickeran

even hopes, that by opening the pericardium itself

, and us the laugh against an adversary, was itself a victory. Whe- proper injections, we may cure a disease that has biebe;

EARLY DAYS OF LORD BROUGHAM.

antest were equally impresse with the superior power of Annals.

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MEDICAL SELECTIONS.

held out. The best beveragez is reither spring or distilled ML" "i yo'q. INO. VII.

water.

Cheese, although extracted from: milk, possesses a very ESTIMATE OF DIFFERENT DESCRIPTIONS OF FOOD IN little nutritient principle. There is a popular error pretu dla 79 REGARD TO NUTRIMENT.

valent with respect to this article of food, that ought to be BEEF and mutton possess more nutritient properties than corrected. Butter, which is produced from the same mateany other kind of meat, particularly the prime parts. Pork rial

, is not half so objectionable ; as, when it is eaten in ranks next to beef and matton, as it regards usefulness; moderation, it is both easily digested and nourishing. although there are few persons who can digest it. There is

All kinds of pudding are more or less difficult to digest, the same objection to veal, notwithstanding it is a very lean and especially those which are made of flour and suet; or kind of meat, and does not offend the stomach on the score

which consist of batter; in short, things of this kind should of richness; but to render it palatable, it is always obliged never be eaten by persons who are subject to indigestion. to be overdone.

All pottages are likewise uafit for weak stomachs, and prinAs to dried meat, of whatever kind it may be, we must cipally gruel. But the habitual use of gruel operates in a regard it as of little or no use in contributing to our nour-way that few would imagine ; it produces eruptions on the ishment. To persons who are subject to indigestion, salt skin, which nearly resembles itch. and dried meat is highly improper ; yet we often find

per

Tea has been deprecated by some writers, and to the use sons whetting a bad appetite with a slice of ham, which if of it is ascribed the prevalence of stomach complaints ; but it do not digest properly, most render the case worse subse

a beverage cannot be so detrimental when it yields such requently; sausages of every kind are liable to the same ob

freshment. It is of great consequence to drink unadulterjections, but especially those which are dried, such as Bo- ated teas, for the things that are sometimes mixed with logna sa usages. This last article of luxury is of all others

them, will certainly disorder the stomach. the most difficult to be solved by the stomach.

There is an opinion prevalent, that eating a little and Poultrý stands next to flesh among our edible articles, often,” is the best mode of bringing a stomach into tone, but is less easy of digestion, particularly geese and ducks and of imparting nourishment; but this is quite a popular People after eating goose, frequently take a glass of brandy error; nothing is more likely to derange that organ than to assist digestion; this is a habit that ought to be depre- calling it into action so often; in short, the practice would cated, as it has a tendency to induce too great action on the impair the best digestion. part of the stomach, which weakens it subsequently. Wild

Various are the sauces and pickles which epicurism hath fowls are particularly well fitted for debilitated stomachs; invented for the purpose of giving zest to an already pamthey are more nutritious than the domestic kinds.

pered appetite. Most of these are incompatible with healthy The first of vegetable food is wheaten bread, when made digestion. Dyspeptics should confine themselves to the of the best flour; it is well termed the “ staff of life," for two most universal sauces in this country, viz., mustard it imparts almost as much nourishing matter as meat, and and salt; the latter of these is a valuable assistant to the has this advantage over the other_when disease attacks the stomach when it is masticated with the food. system it does not augment heat.

Dyspeptics should take every meal very deliberately, for The vegetable that comes nearest to bread, in point of fast eating will frequently bring on an oppression of the utility, is the potato; that extensively-useful root abounds stomach after it. with nutritious matter, and is capable not only of sustain

One of the principal means of preserving health, is sound ing life, but of imparting to the body great vigour and ro- and refreshing sleep. A bad night's rest is sometimes pro. bustness, even under great bodily exertion. To prove this, duced by the bed-room not being properly ventilated dur. we need only look to Ireland, where a great portion of peo- ing the day, especially if there has not been a fire kept in ple" live 'exclusively upon it the greatest part of the year. Po it. Beds should also he well-aired, and not be made up tatoes are well fitted for persons who have a weak diges too soon. Some people sleep too much, which is production, provided they be of the best quality, i. e. mealy.

tive of bad consequences in dysepeptic cases. Soups and broths to debilitated stomachs, prove very de

Walking is most beneficial to the system; itsshould be daily trimental. The best mode then of taking this kind of taken, to the extent of at least two miles, and even more. diet, is to soak toast or stale bread in it until it be absorb- Carriage exercise is but a poor substitute. Riding on horseed. Dyspeptics should avoid soups or broths on every oc

back is nearly as good as foot exercise.--Medical Adviser. casion.

EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT TEMPERATURES UPON THE Beef-tea has long been held as the most eligible spoon

BODY, AND UPON HEALTH. diet for the sick, provided the stomach be not called upon When the air is warm and dry it excites a most agrecto digest it without its being previously soaked in bread. able sensation in the lungs, and in every part of the body. Persons, however, who suffer by indigestion, should be care It increases the power or function of every organ, and ful not to live too much on slop diet.

health is perfect; this is observed in a dry spring after a Spirituous liquors possess no property of imparting cold and moist winter ; but when the weather is intensely strength to our system, except it be that transitory feeling hot, and persons exposed to the burning sun in the tropics, of vigour which they give to the nerves. It may be some- they often drop dead suddenly from apoplexy; this has haptimes observed, that the beer-bibber grows stout from his pened even in France and Spain during very hot summere. beverage, and this is certainly the case, but it is not the re. All the functions, as breathing, digestion, &c., are diminished sult of healthy action in the system; for out of this corpu- and oppressed. There is danger of mortification of wounds lency disease frequently arises. The reason why a person and ulcers, bowel complaints, fever, hysteria, epilepsy, &c. gets fat with porter-drinking is this : the sedative property Persons labouring under consumption have been advised to of hops, and the employment, perhaps, of deleterious druys, live in warm climates; but many plysicians suppose that causes the blood to flow through the veins with less velocity, the acceleration of the breathing and pulse caused by the hot which gives it a disposition to form fat ; but wé generally air in summer, only hurry. the sufferers to a more speedy 'find that persons so bloated are subject to several danger- death. The change of habitation from a cold climate to å ous diseases.

warm one in winter is highly advisable, though it is now But the practice of taking drams after dinner should believed that the southern coasts of this country are as "never he indulged in, as it has a tendency to produce an in- eligible-as foreign clines for our consumptive patients.A carable weakness of stomach. í

cold and moist atmosphere produces debilitating effects on Every kind of wine labours under the same objection as man and animals; a cold and dry air is not so injurious ; the most common fermented liquors, for they all ve a dis- it braces the nerves and is favourable to health, although it position to turn acid on the stomach. Foreigu wines, in- sometimes induces determinations of blood to the head, deed, have a less tendency to do so, but still all kinds of chest, and abdomen, and causes inflammations in the organs wine are improper in every stage of indigestion, and unless of their cavities -- Ten Minutes' Adcice on Coughs and "they can be abstained from, there can be no prospert of cure Colds.

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REMEDIES FOR CONSUMPTION.

COLUMN POR THE LADIES. MR. MURRAY in his work on consumption says, “We need scarcely enumerate the multiplicity of remedies aud

PRAISE OF WOMEN, medicines employed in this complaint, as all have disappeared like 'wave succeeding wave.' Some of them have

BY RANDOLPA, AX OLD POET. Leen of a very extraordinary kind, such as vipers' broth and snails, livefrogs also have been allowed to pop down the

He is a parricide to his mother's name, throat-Salvadore's method seems to have attracted greater attention than it deserves. He directed his patients to

And with an impions hand murders her fame, climb an emjuence quickly till they were out of breath and

That wrongs the praise of women; that dars write bathed in sweat, and then increase it before a large fire, Libels on saints, or with foul iuk reguite change their clothes, and live on meat and wine. Gregory The milk they lent us. Better sex ! command prescribed Spanish liquorice in the form of pills. Hoffman wrote a volume on the virtues of asses' milk; even riding

To your defence my more religious hand, on this special animal has been supposed curative. A cow's At word, or pen. Yours was the nobler birthy shed has also been proposed as a proper place of repose for For you of man were made, man but of earthThe consumptive. The vapour of tar and prussic acid have The son of dust : and though your sin did bread all been tried in vain, and digitalis or foxglove has been employed with very questionable success.

Ilis fall, again you raised him in your seed.

Dr. Fothergill's opinion, as a forlorn hope, was .country air, with

Adam in sleep a gainful loss sustained, rest, asses' milk, and riding daily.' We believe Dr. Bacon That for one rib a better self regained; exhibited minute doses of ipecacuanha, sufficient to excite Who, had he notiyour blest creation seen, nausea; and among the patients in the Vallois, according to Dr. Tissot, warm baths have been frequently resorted to;

An anchorite in paradise had been. some pass the greater part of their time in the water.

Why in this work did the creation rest, Baden, Dr. Marcard has seen invalids sit, four or five hours But that eternal Providence thought you best in the bath, and the patient sit up to the chin in water. Ofall his six days' labour? Beasts should do The most recent plans and proposals we have heard of are

Homage to man, but man should wait on you those of Dr. Myddleton, of Exeter, who enıploys mixeil powders in a hox, the chief ingredients of which we under

You are of comelier sight, of daintier touch, stood to be hemlock. A circular having a rotary motion,

A tender flesh, a colour bright, and such as in the blooming of cucumbers, by turning a winch,

As Parians see in marble ; skin smore fair, yolatalizes, or temporarily suspends these powders in the

More glorious head, and far more glorious hair ; atmosphere; this is done with a view to encrust the lungs. We have heard, however, of no instance of cure. We know

Eyes full of grace and quickness, purer roses pothing of Mr, St. John Long's practice, which has been

Blush in your cheeks, a milder white con poses severely criticised and ridiculed. The lobelia inflata is said, Your stately fronts ; your breath, more street dat die however, to be his remedy. This plant is stated in the Breathes spice, and nectar drops at every kiss Flora Americana' to be common in the woods of America.

Your skins are smooth ; bristles on theirs do grow Dr. Cotteran has invented an apparatus for conveying the vapour of chloride of lime into the lungs, acting as a kind

Like quills of porcupine, rough wools doth flow of inhaler. The well-known effect of chlorides on morbidly

O'er all their faces; you approach more near affected parts, and the expectoration of tubercles detached The form of angels, they like beasts sppear. by its influence in certain recent experiments, promise some If then in bodies where the souls do dwell, interesting results in this disease. The committees of the - Royal Academies of Science and of Medicine have made a

You better us, do then our souls excel! favourable report of it. Sir Charles Scuda more has also

No; we in souls equal perfection sce, announced a work on the efficacy of chlorine, jodine, &c., There can in them' nor male vor female bes in consumption. We first promulgated, at this Surry In Boast we of knowledge ? you have more than wes stitution, in 1818, the probability of aërial chlorine proring curative in pulmonary consumption." This is all that

You were the first ventured to pluck the tree; is at present known on the subject of cure ; but Mr. Mur

And that more rhetoric in your tongues doth lie, ray thus sums up the measures of precaution against the Let him dispute against that daros deny attacks of this dreadful disease : these are, “Early rising, Your least commands, and not persuaded be, free perspiration, a pure atmosphere, and agreeable tem

With Samson's strength and David's piety, perature ; Jight food and of easy digestion, gentle exercise, warm clothing to prevent the effects of sydden alteration

To be your willing captive. Virtue, sure, of temperature, and condensation of perspiration on the

Were blind as fortune, should she choose the poor skin-these will generally prove effectual.”

Rough cottage, man, to live in, and despise
ALLITERATION TIE BATTLE OF THE Pigs.--A To dwell in you, the stately edifice.
Latin poem was published at Niverstadt in 1669, consist-

Thus you are proved the better set, and we
ing of three hundred and two hexameter lines, comprising
one thousand five hundred words, which, with the title-

Must all repent that, in our pedigree, page, author's name, &c., began every one with the letter

We choose the father's name, where, should we take P. It is called “ Pugna porcorum, per Petrum Por The mother's, a more hononred blood, 't would make çinum, paracleșis pro potatore.” It takes for its motto

Our generation safe and certain be, “ Perlege porcorum pulcherrimá pralia, Potor, Potando poteris placidam proferre poesin."

And I'd believe some faith in heraldry. It commenced with the line

Thus, perfect creatures ! if detraction rise: Plandite porcelli, porcorum pigra propago."

Against your sex, dispute but with your eyes, The whole is correct Latin, the verse perfect in its quanti. Your hand, your lip, your brow,—there will be sent ties, and the fable conducted on the best rules of Aristotle. So subtle and so strong an argument, It is, perhaps, the greatest literary curiosity in existence.

Will teach the stoic his affection, too, - ALPINE STRAWBERRIES. — By picking off their first and second show of Aower stems, iheir bearing season will be

And call the cynic from his tub to woo. delayed till August, and continue through the two fol.

Thus mustering up your beauteous troops, go on Jowing months.

The fairest is the valiant Amazon.

BY THE ETT RICK SHEPHERD.

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* THE STORY TELLER.

can has been heard to confess, that he then imagined he was

running straight for the Highlands, but mistook the direcDUNCAN AND HIS DOG.

tion. However that was, he contimed his course until he

came to a place where two ways met, a little sonth of Duncan CAMPBELL came from the Highlands, when Grange Toll. Here he sat down, and his frenzied passion six years of age, to live with an old maiden aunt in Edin- subsided into a soft melancholy, ;-he cried no more, but burgh, and attend the school. His mother was dead; but sighed excessively ; fixed his eyes on the ground; and made his father had snpplied her place, by marrying his house

some strokes in tho dust with his finger. keeper. Duncan did not trouble himself about these inat A sight just then appeared, which somewhat cheered, or ters, nor indeed about any other matters, save a black foal at least interested his heavy and forlorn hearty—it was a of his father's, and a large sagacious colley, named Oscar large drove of Highland cattle. They were the only ac. which belonged to one of the shepherds. There being no quaintances that Duncan had seen for a twelvemonth, and other boy save Duncan about the house, Oscar and he were a tender feeling of joy, mixed with regret, thrilled his constant companions--with his garter tied round Oscar's heart at the sight of their wbite horns and broad dew-laps. neck, and a piece of deal tied to his big bushy tail, Duncan As the van passed him, he thought their looks were par. would often lead him about the green, pleased with the ticularly gruff and sullen; he soon perceived the cause :idea that he was conducting a horse and cart. Oscar sub

they were all in the hands of Englishmen; · poor exiles, mitted to all this with great cheerfulness, but whenever like himself, going far away to be killed and eaten, and Duncan mounted in order to ride on him, he found means

would never see the Highland hills again! instantly to unhorse him, either by galloping, or rolling himself on the green. When Duncan threatened him, he look

When they were all gone by, Duncan looked after them, ed submissive and licked his face and hands; when he cor- and wept anew ; but his attention was suddenly called rected him with the whip, he cowered at his feet ;-matters away to something that softly touched his feet. He look. were soon made up. Oscar would lodge nowhere during ed hastily about—it was a poor, hungry, lame dog, squatted the night but at the door of the room where his young on the ground, licking his feet, and manifesting the most friend slept, and wo be to the man or woman who ventur- extravagant joy. Gracious heaven ! it was his own beloved ed to enter it at untimely hours.

and faithful Oscarl starved, emaciated, and so crippled When Duncan left his native home he thought not of his that he was scarcely able to walk! He was now doomed to father, nor any of the servants. He was fond of the ride be the slave of a Yorkshire peasant, (who it seems had and some supposed that he even scarcely thought of the either bought or stolen him at Falkirk,) the generosity and black foal; but when he saw Oscar standing looking him benevolence of whose feelings, were as inferior to those of ruefully in the face, the tears immediately blinded both his Oscar, as Oscar was inferior to him in strength and power. eyes. He caught him around the neck, hugged and kissed It is impossible to conceive a more tender meeting than him. “Good-by, Oscar," said he blnbbering;“good-by, God this was, but Duncan soon observed that hunger and misery bless you, my bonny Oscar.” Duncan mounted before a were painted in his friend's looks, which again pierced his servant, and role away. Oscar still followed at a distance, heart with feelings unfelt before. I have not a crumb to until he reached the top of the hill; he then sat down and give you my poor Oscar! said he, 1 have not a crumb 'to howled. Duncan cried till his little heart was like to burst. eat myself, but I am not so ill as you are. The peasant -“What ails you ?" said the servant. “I will never see my whistled aloud,Oscar well knew the sound, and clinging poor honest Oscar again," said Duncan.

to the boy's bosom, Icaned his head upon his thigh, and Duncan staid a year in Edinburgh, but he did not make looked in his face, as if saying, “0 Duncan! protect me great progress in learning. He did not approve highly of from yon ruftian." The whistle was repeated, accompanied attending the school, and his aunt was too indulgent to by a loud and surly call; Oscar trembled, but fearing to compel his attendance. She grew extremely ill one day,– disobey, he limped away reluctantly after his unfeeling the maids attended her closely, and never regarded Duncan master, who, observing him to linger and look back, imaHe was an additional charge to them; and they never lov- gined he wanted to effect his escape, and came running back ed him, but used him harshly. It was now with great to meet him. Oscar cowered to the earth in the most sulidifficulty that he could obtain either meat or drink. In a missive and imploring manner, but the peasant laid hold of few days after his aunt was taken ill she died.- All was him' by the 'ear, and, nttering many imprecations, struck in confusion, and poor Duncan was like to perish with him with a thick staff till he lay senseless at his feet. hunger ; he could find no person in the house, but hearing Every possible circumstance seemed combined to wound a noise in his aunt's chamber he went in ; and beheld them the feelings of poor Duncan, but this unmerited barbarity dressing the corpse of bis kind relation :—it was enough. shocked him most of all. He hastened to the scene of acDangan was borrified beyond what mortal brenst was tion, weeping bitterly, and telling the man that he was a able to endure ; he hasted down the stair, and ran along cruel brute, and that if ever he himself gretv á lviy man the High Street, and South Bridge, as fast as his feet could he would certainly kill him. He held up his favourite's carry him, crying incessantly all the way. He would not head that he might recover his breath, and the nian, knowhave entered that house again if the world had been offered ing that he could do little without his dog, waited pahim as a reward. Some people stopped him, in order to tiently to see what would be the issue. The animal recovask what was the matter ; but he could only answer them ered, and stammered away at the heels of his tyrant withby exclaiming, “ 01 dear! O! dear !" and, struggling till he oụt to look behind him, Duncan stood still, but got free, held on his course; careless whither he went, pro kept his eyes cagerly fixed upon Oscar, and the farther ho vided he got far enough from the horrid scene he had so went from him, the more strong his desire grew to follow lately witnessed. Some have supposed, and I believe Dun- him. He looked the other way, but all there was to win a

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blunk he had no desire to stand where he was, so he fole with a dog about a mile forward during this dialogue the lowed Oscar and the drove of cattle.

farmer's dog came up to Duncan's den,-smelled upon him, The cattle were weary and went slowly, and Duncan;

then upon Oscary-cocked biş, taib-walked round teem getting a little goad in his hand, assisted the men greatly in growling, and then behaved in a very improper and uncivil driving them. One of the drivers gave him a pénny, an

manner to Duncan, who took, all patiently, uncertain other gave him twopence ; and the lad who had the charge whether he was yet discovered. But so intent was, the fellox of the drove, observing how active and pliablé he was, and upon the farmer's intelligence that he took no notice of the how far he had accompanied him on the way, gave him sir- discovery made by the dog, but ran off without looking

over his shoulder. pence; this was a treasure to Duncan, who being extremely hungry, bought three penny rolls as he passed through a town;

Duncan felt this a deliverance so great that all his othes one of these he ate himself another he gave to Oscar, and distresses vanished; and as soon as the man was out of his the third he carried below his arm in case of farther neces

sight, he arose from his covert, and ran over the moor, and sity. He drove on all the day, and at night the cattle rest

ere it was long came to a shepherd's house, where he got ed upon a height, which, by his description, seems to have

some whey and bread for his breakfast, which he thought been that between Gala Water and Middleton. Duncan the best meat he had ever tasted, yet shared it with Oscar.

Though I had his history from his own mouth, yet there went off at a side, in company with Oscar, to eat his roll, and taking shelter behind an old earthen wall, they shared of distinctness or interest. He was a vagabond boy, withou:

is a space here which it is impossible to relate with aby degter their dry meal most lovingly between them. Ere it was

any fixed habitation, and wandered'abont Herriot moor, qnite finished, Duncan, being fatigued, dropped into a pro- from one farm-house to another, for the space of a seat; found sleep, out of which he did not awake until the next staying from one to twenty nights in each house according morning was far adyanced. Englishmen cattle, and Oscar, | as he found the people kind to him. He seldom resetilad all were gone! Duncan found himself alone on a wild any indignity offered to himself, but whoever insulted Oscar, height, in what country or kingdom he knew not. He sat or offered any observations on the impropriety of their for some time in a callous stupor, rubbing his eyes and friendship, lost Duncan's company the next morning. He scratching his head; but quite irresolute what was farther staid several months at a place called Dewar, which he said. necessary for him to do, until he was agreeably surprised was haunted by the ghost of a piper. That piper had bees by the arrival of Oscar, who (though he had gone at his murdered there many years before, in a manner someshat master's call in the morning,) had found means to escape mysterious, or at least unaccountable ; and there was scars and seek the retreat of his young friend and benefactor. ly a night on which he was not supposed either to be me Duncan, without reflecting on the consequences, rejoiced or heard about the house. Duncan slept in the cow-beas, in the event, and thought of nothing else than further and was terribly harassed by the piper ;--he often heard ing his escape from the rathless tyrant who now claimed him scratching about the rafters, and sometimes be reald him. For this purpose he conceived it would be best to groan like a man dying, or a cow that was choked in the leave the road, and accordingly he crossed it, in order to go band; but at length he saw him at his side one night, over a waste inoor to the westward. He had not got forty which so discomposed him that he was obliged to leave the “paces from the road, until he beheld the enraged English- place, after being ill for many days I shall give this story man running towards him withont his coat, and having his in Duncan's own words, which I have often heart him rsstaff leaved over his shoulder, Duncan's heart fainted with peat without any variation. in him, knowing it was all over with Oscar, and most likely “ I had been driving some young cattle to the heights with himself. The peasarit seemed not to have obserted them, of Willenslee --it grew Hate before I got home. I was as he was running and rather looking the other way ; and thinking, and thinking, how cruel it was to kill the poor as Duncan quickly lost sight of himn in a hollow place that piper ! to cut out his tongue, and stab him in the bask' lay between them, he crept into a bush of heath and took I thought it was no wonder that his ghost took it extremely Oscar in his bosom. The heath was so long, that it alinostill; when all on a sudden I perceived a light before me.closed above them. The inan had' observed from whence I thought the wand in my hand was all on fire, and they the dog started in the morning, and hastened to the place, it away ; but I perceived the light glide slowly by my right expecting to find him with the sleeping boy beyond the old foot, and burn behind me. « I was nothing afraid, and earthen dike. He found the nest but the birds were flown; turned about to look at the light, and there I saw the piper,

- he called aloud,–Oscar trembled and clung to Duncan's who 'was standing hard at my back, and kwhen I turned breast. Duncan peeped from his purple covert like a heath round he looked me in the face. What was be like, De * cock on his native waste, and again beheld the ruftian com can?' He was like a dead body! but I got a short view of ing straight towards them, with his staff still héaved, and him ; for that moment all grew dark around me as a pàt. fury in his looks When he came within a few yards he stood I tried to run, but sunk powerless to the earth, and lay in still and bellowed out, “Oscar, yho, yho!" Oscar quaked, a kind of dream, I do not know how long. When I came and crept still closer to Duncan's breast ; Duncan almost to myself, I got up, and endeavoured to run, but fell to the sunk in the earth. “D-n him," said the Englishman, “ if I ground every two steps. I was not a hundred yards from - had a hold of him I should make both him and the little the house, and I am sure I fell upwards of an hundred thievish rascal dear at a small price; they carinot be far times. Next day I was in a high fever,-the serranty made gone -- I think I hear them.” He then stood listening, but me a little bed in the kitchen, to which I was confined by at that instant a farmer camne up on horseback, and having illness many days, during which time I suffered the most heard him call, asked if he had lost his dog? the pensant dreadful agonies by night, always imagining the piper to be answered in the affirmative, and added, that a black guard standing over me on the one side or the other. As soon as boy had stolen him. The farmer said that he met a boy 1 was able to walk I left Dewar, and for a long time dus

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