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Full Moon, 2 day, at 46 min. pasi 10 afternoon.
Last Quar., 10 day, at 16 min. past 9 aliernoon.
New Moon, 18 day, at 42 min. past

First Quar., 25 day, at 36 min. past 6 morning.
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Moon High WATER
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rises and rises & London Bridge.
sets.

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h. m. d. h. m. h. m. h. m. 1 T SPIDDAL (CLUB) COURSING M. r 7 46 13 morn. O 17 0 42 2W LEAMINGTON STEEPLE-CHASES. 5 3 52 14 6 51 1 10 1 34 3 T DODDINGTON Park Cours. M. r7 48 15 rises. 1 56 2 17 4 F Stafford & Wenlock Fairs. s 3 51 16 5247 2 38 2 59 5 S Colford Fair.

r 7 51 17 6 55 3 20 3 39 6 Second Sunday in Adbent. s 3 51 18 7 46 3 58 4 16 7 M Spalding Fair.

r 7 59 19 8 49. 4 3 4 53 8 T Leicester Fair.

s 3 50 20 9 51 5 11 5 52 9W CALEDONIAN COURSING M. r 7 5621 10 54 5 50 6 10 10 T MIDDLEHAM Co. M. Grouse S.'s 3 492211 57 6 33 6 54 11 F Abingilon & Boston F. [ENDS. r 7 58 23 morn. 7 17, 7 45 12 S Old Si. Andrew's D.iy. s 3 4924 1 0 8 17 8 52 13 Third Sunday in Aubent. r 8 025 2 4 9 24 9 58 14 M MORPETH COURSING MEET. s 3 4926 3 10 10 30 11 2 15 T

r 8 127 4 1711 34 16 W Glossop C. M. Camb. T. ends.s 3 4928 5 25 0 3 0 27 17 T ALTCAR C. M. Oxford T. ends. r 8 329 6 30 0 46 1 10 18 F

s 3 50N 7 32 1 33 1 55 19 S Bedford Fair.

r 8 5 ] sets. 2 16 2 38 20 $ Fourth Sunday in Adbent. s 3 51 2 6a37 3 0 3 22 21 M St. Thomas.

r 8 6 3 7 54 3 43 4 6 22 T South LANC. COURSING M. s 3 51 4 9 12 4 27 4 51 23 W Swindon Fair.

1 8 6 510 30 5 12 5 37 24 T Hanarden Fair.

s 3 52 611 48 6 2 6 27 25 F Christmas Day.

r 8 7 7 m on. 6 53 7 22 26 S St. Stephen.

s 3 53 8 1 2 7 51 8 23 27 First Sunday af. Christmas. r 8 8 9 2 17 9 0 9 35 28 M NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE Cours. M.s 3 55 10 3 28 10 10 10 50 29 T WORTON-UNDER-EDGE St. Ch. lr 8 911 4 3711 25 11 57

s 3 57 12 5 39 0 27
r 8 913 6 34 0 53 1 18

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North Berwick & Dirleton. 1 Belford

9 Spiddal

1, 2, & 3
Lytham (Champion)

9 Glossop (Chatsworth) 2 Middleham

10 Doddington Park

3 Morpeth

14, 15, & 16 Ridgway 3 & 4 Glossop .........

16 Caledonian

9 March (Cambridge) 16, 17 & 18

Altcar (open)

17 & 18
South Lancashire .... 22 & 23
Clydesdale.... 22, 23, 24 & 25
Newcastle-on-Tyne

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Deptford Inn....

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Truth! rouse some genuine bard, and guide his hand,
To drive this pestilence from out the land.
E'en I-least thinking of a thoughtless throng,
Just skill'd to know the right and choose the wrong,
Freed at that age when reason's shield is lost,
To fight my course through passion's countless host,
Whom every path of pleasure's flowery way
Has lured in turn, and all have led astray-
E’en I must raise my voice ; e'en I must feel
Such scenes, such men destroy the public weal.

BYRON.

The hero of this history having achieved wealth and wedlock, here, were it a novel we were in process of inditing, our labour had been at an end, and “finis” inscribed on our page. We have followed him over a golden course. While yet in the prime of life, he has won a brilliant establishment in the West, and a banker's account in the East, to the tune of thousands of sterling pounds--to say nothing of stocks and other securities. At five-and-forty we find him the Amphitryon of the most fastidious of fashion's favourites; and at five-and-twenty we saw him attempt operations with his first silver fork, with which he was striving to scoop up his soup, thinking it was a particularly genteel silver spoon. His life had been a merry one: what matter that it was not fated to be a long one also ? One must suppose merriment the characteristic of all malefacients; for so poets, painters, biographers, and all their historians invariably represent them. “The rogues," says the author of Gil Blas—Le Sage, perhaps—"the rogues were very merry on their booty. They said a thousand things that showed the wickedness of their morals."

The reader is not to prepare for horrors because he is advertised that the life of Leatherlungs was destined to be a short one; for this has only reference to his professional career. He shall very probably slirvive to a patriarchal age-provided porridge and oakum-picking agree with his constitution. But as when things come to the worst they mend, so the reverse of the proposition is, as it were, a passage of natural justice, upon the great compensation principle. Now, therefore, a change is about to come o'er the spirit of our dream ; for this biography is indeed a Vision-of Judgment. The Leg of this our "mystery” commenced his pilgrimage of pottery (transformed, as we have seen, to such“ precious porcelain”) in the character of á youth

" Who in virtue's ways did take delight."

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His first professional practice, it is believed, was upon his uncle's till, which he “cracked” on a Sunday afternoon, when the family had repaired to the parish church. This was not a promising beginning; and, consequently, when we followed him through a course of prosperity such as nor Socrates nor Melancthon might have hoped for on their merits, according to all literary law we must be prepared to accompany him, or rather to set him down, in no very comfortable lodgings on the winding up of the moral. Perhaps the actor was also prepared for the catastrophe; and, without ever having been as the distinguished seminary for young gentles—whose maxim in ethies it is, that “ a day's fun is worth a year's flogging"—he would have probably compounded for such terms.

We have conducted him to a fortune without parallel, almostexcept that of “ Nong Tong Paw.” Apicius would have “ liked to dine" with him. His wife was altogether unexceptionable—that is, of course, as regarded her physique : his house has been sketched, and his menage admitted of no reproach. Here was the achievement of a great glory. Imagine a ragged rascal“ begot” at Manchester, “by whom" it matters not—which is so much the better, as there might be considerable difficulty in fixing the affiliation-imagine, we say, a shirtless scoundrel skimming from off the scum of the human cauldron into a reciprocity of roguery with men of the privileged order. Was not that sauter la coupe to some tune? Far be it from us to filch from him the credit due to his policy. If it showed no genius, it was replete with the knowledge of human nature-an acquisition, for the citizen of the world, beyond all price. He was morally (or immorally, if you please) vastly superior to your mere fisher of men; he was a discounter of the human race: not a huckster of humanity, but a merchant of inankind. No stroke of his policy, perhaps, was so finished as that of his marriage. The lady of his election had won for herself a position probably never attained before by any, of her class, in this country. She had refused young nobles by the dozen; had commanded the houses and homage of a crowd of the elite of fashion's and fortune's minions; and occupied a pedestal in the hall of fame-or infame—where convention instals the Houris of our western paradise. This remarkable woman was literally the rage during many seasons of her career, and is still “the first in the throng," whether in the ring in Hyde Park, or at other equestrian trysts more distinguished for daring deeds and artistical skill in horsemanship. To her the Leg was indebted for his coup de theatre: money he had put pretty handsomely into his purse (of course) before she enlisted under his banners in the capacity of an ally. But still he was one of the unwashed—a mere handicraftsman at his callinga parcel of the understood snobbery of the Corner. By what potent spells he was enabled to secure such a recruit might be hard to say. She was the “ bright particular star" of the system of the most perfect gentle knight about town, when suddenly she became eclipsed, to appear among the nebule of Leatherlungs, his hazy group, to become portion of the constellation of the Great Bear. By the wife the hus. band was initiated into the mysteries of tracasscrie and tooth-brushes -made conversant with courtesy and clean linen. Instead of wear. ing hands like a coal-whipper, he might be ordinarily seen with

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tolerably correct Paris kids; though now and then, they say, he has been caught in that abomination among gloves, the brown Berlinto our thinking as diabolical a device in toilets as ever saw the light.

Well, the man of lowly suit and ragged reputation set up, with a considerable capital, for a person of taste and pretension. He eschewed gin-cocktail and adopted claret; “ sworc but now and then;" wore a decent face upon his shoulders, and committed tete a totes with his better-half. These were the occasions on which he took lessons in his new role. Thus he learnt his alpha beta of good manners.

On the long winter evenings which succeeded her bymenials, you might have detected her reading choice morsels from the modern moralists, parıly to instruct and partly to amuse ; for example, such as this-

The hearth was swept clean, the fire burnt high and clear, the curtains were let down, and the light excluded. Our three adventurers and their room seemed the picture of comfort. So thought Mr. Pepper; for, glancing round the chamber, and putting his feet upon the fender, he said, “Were my portrait to be taken, gentlemen, it is just as I am now that I would be drawn !"

“ And,” said Ton linson, cracking liis filberts—Tomlinson was fond of filberts—“ were I to choose a home, it is in such a home as this that I would be always quartered.”

“Ah! gentlemen," said Clifford, who had been for some time silent; "it is more than probable that both your wishes may be heard, and that ye may be drawn, quartered, and something else, too, in the very place of your desert !

“Well," said Tomlinson, smiling gently, “ I am happy to hear you jest again, captain, though it be at our expense."

“ Expense!" echocd Ned; "ay, there's the rub! Who the deuce is to pay the expense of our dinner?”

“And our dinners for the last week," added Tomlinson; “this empty nut looks ominous ; it certainly has one grand feature, strikingly resembling my pockets.”

“Heigho!" sighed long Ned, turning his waistcoat commodities inside out, with a significant gesture; while the accomplished Tomlinson, who was fond of plaintive poetry, pointed to the disconsolate vacua, and exclaimed

"• E'en while Fashion's brightest arts decoy,

The heart, desponding, asks if this be joy.' “In truth, gentlemen," added he, solemnly, depositing his nutcrackers on the table, and laying, as was his wont when about to be luminous, his right finger on his sinister palm; "in truth, gentlemen, affairs are growing serious with us; and it becomes necessary forthwith to devise some safe means of procuring a decent competence."

“ I am dunned confoundedly,” cried Ned.

“And,” continued Tomlinson, " no person of delicacy likes to be subjected to the importunity of vulgar creditors : we must, therefore, raise money for the liquidation of our debts. Captain Lovett, or Clifford, whichever you be styled, we call upon you to assist us in so praiseworthy a purpose."

gain!"

Clifford turned his eyes first on one, and then on the other, but made no answer.

Imprimis,” said Tomlinson," let us each produce our stock in hand. For my part, I am free to confess—for what shame is there in that poverty which our exertions are about to relieve ?—that I have only two guineas, four shillings, and three pence half-penny."

• And I,” said Long Ned, taking a China ornament from the chimney-piece, and emptying its contents in his hand,“ am in a still more pitiful condition. "See, I have only three shillings and a bad guinea. I gave the guinea to the waiter at the White Hart yesterday; the dog brought it back to me to-day, and I was forced to change it with my last shiner. Plague take the thing! I bought it of a Jew for four shillings, and have lost one pound five by the bar

“ Fortune frustrates our wisest schemes !" rejoined the moralizing Augustus. Captain, will you produce the scanty wrecks of your wealth ?"

Clifford, still silent, threw a purse on the table. Augustus carefully emptied it, and counted out five guineas. An expression of grave surprise settled on Tomlinson's contemplative brow; and, extending the coins towards Clifford, he said, in a melancholy tonem

All your pretty ones?

Did you say all ?""
A look from Clifford answered the interesting interrogatory.

“ These, then," said Tomlinson, collecting in his hand the common wealth, “ these, then, are all our remaining treasures !". And as he spoke, he jingled the coins mournfully in his palm, and gazing upon them with a parental air, exclaimed

" • Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play!'” “Oh! damn it,” said Ned," no sentiment! Let us come to business at once. To tell you the truth, I, for one, am tired of this heiress-hunting; and a man may spend a fortune in the chase before he can win one.

“ You despair, then, positively, of the widow you have courted so long ?” asked Tomlinson.

"Utterly?" rejoined Ned, whose addresses had been limited solely to the dames of the middling class, and who had imagined himself, at one time, as he punningly expressed it, sure of a dear rib from Cheapside. Utterly: she was very civil to me at first; but when I proposed, asked me, with a blush, for my references. References !' said I; "why, I want the place of your husband, my charmer; not your footman!” The dame was inexorable; said she could not take me without a character ; but hinted that I might be the lover instead of the bridegroom; and when I scorned the suggestion, and pressed for the parson, she told me, point blank, with her unlucky city pronunciation, « That she never would accompany me to the haltar!

“ Ha, ha, ha!” cried Tomlinson, laughing, “ one can scarcely blame the good lady for that. Love rarely brooks such permanent ties. But have you no other lady in your eye ?"

“ Not for matrimony: all roads but those to the church !"

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