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said Dr. Loquot, “but I see you are mon!” replied the voluble Chamfuently acquainted with such sub- perton," my dear Sir, no species of jects." No man on earth could have composition is so much my delight allied ignorance with her handmaid it is my forte- I am quite au fait impudence so well as Tom ; and he at it-charmed at your proposal." uttered these names with as rapid a Now I verily believe, had the Revetone of confidence as if he really had rend Divine asked Tom to write a known these authors to be Greeks, Greek Lexicon, he would have given and well understood their works. the same answer, and with the same
“Well, well,” said Dr. Loquor; easy tone of assurance and self-pos“ I see, Sir, you are a scholar and á session. “Glad to hear you say so, gentleman; and I will, therefore, at Sir," continued Dr. Loquor. “ Now, once speak my purpose to you. Per- Sir, be attentive to my directions on haps, Sir, you are aware that I am the subject. I am experienced in the Reverend Doctor Loquor, who the pulpit, have been a successful lately carried that severely-contested preacher for twenty-three years come election for the lectureship of July next, and surely I should know parish.” Now Tom had never heard what an audience most relishes. of any electiou but that for the City Well, Mr. Champerton, the style of Westminster, at which he had must be florid, extremely florid, and drank most copiously to the success impassioned, and pathetic; not a of Sir Francis and his colleague John word of argument, none of your reaCam-except, indeed, the elections soning for your life; but throw in a for the presidency of the Jolly Fel- little severe but indirect disparagelows' club, the Peep o'Day club, and ment of dissenters, and some lashabout twenty other such clubs, into ing hits against scepticism; no serthe chair of which he had often him- mon will go down now-a-days withself been elected by triumphant ma- out some sound and wholesome jorities ; and, in fact, there wasn't a abuse of infidelity. Let cach serbetter president or chairman of such mon be about 15 minutes long, as societies in all London than Tom
near as possible ; for I hold 12 miChamperton. Starting from his nutes to be the minimum, and 20 michair with vivacity, he approached nutes the maximum of a good serthe Reverend Doctor with a “ My mon; 15 minutes is the average, the dear Sir, heard of your election, happy medium. And, Mr. Chamwhy I participated in all the anxie- perton, underscore all those pasties of it, and was mortified that sages which I ought to accompany those rogues of evangelical dissent- by action: a red ink underscore for ers could give the establishment so a wave of my right hand, and a much trouble.” “ Ah! my dear black ink one for a wave of my left , Mr. Champerton,” cried the Doctor, and where I can use my pocket
you really attach me to you. Yes, handkerchief with effect, mark the Sir, had I not bought over John passage with three notes of admiraMorgan, the rich Methodist grocer, tion. Put also a circumflex where by getting for his son a clerkship in straining over the cushion would Somerset
House, d-n the fellow, I have a good effect; and, my good beg your pardon for swearing, I Sir, as to remuneration, I suppose a should have lost the election hollow, guinea each sermon will do; are Confound the fellow, what trouble you satisfied ?" “ Oh! quite satisthe field-preaching dog gave me, fied, Sir, I assure you:"-and I am
I --I until I stopped his mouth. Well, convinced Tom would have made Mr. Champerton, now we under precisely the same reply, whether stand each other, let me tell you in Dr. Loquor had offered him ten confidence that my object in moet- guineas or ten shillings for each ing you is to get-remember, I con- sermon; so accustomed was he by fide to your secrecy—is to get-that his easy disposition to assent to is, to engage you to write for me every thing. the weekly sermon which my suc- This guinea a-week kept my friend cess at this election obliges me to Tom above board, and I saw no deliver every Sunday morning at more of him for a length of time.
church. You can write a ser- At last I called on hiin at the old mon, I suppose ?" “ Write a ser- place, No. 6, Crow Alley, but found he had removed to a second floor in is, three from Tillotson and one Bull Lane. Hither I hied me, and from Dr. Barrow. I copied them entered his apartment; he was ab- beautifully, and gave them to Dr. sent, and I had time to make a sur- Loquor, and he " " And he found vey. The street, or rather lane, you out, you mean to say, and sent was retired, but for the noise of you to the right about.” “ Pshaw! å mason's yard on the right, and a Frank, you're so plaguily rude with smith's forge on the left; and except your interruptions; and you've no that the room was low and dark, and more faculty at guessing a catasthe door and window had shrunk to trophe than the image at the top of let in the air, and the ceiling dript Bloomsbury steeple: hang me, if I in three places with the rain, 'I think you could tell a cow's tail really thoáght the apartment com- from a bull's horn, if they were less fortable enough, and well adapted than a yard off.” “ My dear Tom, to a studioas man. On the table lay you're not very civil in your sorTom's writing apparatus, with a rows ; but come, make an end of paper of notes, or memoranda, which your griefs, for of all things I hate I took the liberty to read; they ran a long story.” “Well, Sir, I inas follows:-" Blair well known tended last Sunday to have written Tillotson forgot-St. Paul an apos- Dr. Loquor an original sermon, by tle, not an evangelist—Luke an way of a change ; but you know I evangelist, not an apostle-call Pa- went to dine on Monday with the pacy the great w-e of Babylon- Peep-o'-Day club, and we all got a Moses lived after Abraham-Abra- little merry, as a man will do on ham was Isaac's father-two Jo- such occasions. Coming home at sephs—the son of Jacob and hus- two in the morning, I sat down to band of Mary," &c. From all this rest on a post, when a huge he Irish I was convinced my friend Tom had watchman comes behind me, and been stndying divinity; and I was taps me on the shoulder, and says in this thought when he entered the "by Jasus, be off my bate.' Of all room,so pale, so vexed, and haggard, things on earth I hate a tap on that I could not resist exclaiming the shoulder, so I turned round and, “E'en such a man drew Priam's cur- saying nothing uncivil to him, i tain in the dead of night, and told knocked him down. He sprang his him half his Troy was burnt." "My rattle ; six huge Irishmen, cach six dear Tom, how are you?” “ Oh!, feet high, surrounded me. I floored ruined, ruined, ruined, irretrievably them all, that is, I beat thirty-six undone !” “Why, my dear fellow feet of bone and muscle. I should if that's all, I could have told you have got off, but turning round the as much at least half a score of corner to make off, I felt the knob years ago." " Ah! don't joke with of a stick under my ear, which dea man in my distress; it's all up prived me of all my senses, and I with me.” “Why, Tom, what has did not recover till I found myself become of your hilarity, your elas in St. Martin's watch-house." • Ah! ticity of spirits ? At one time, no my dear Tom, how disgraceful is it misfortune could depress you.” to be intoxicated ?" “ Intoxicated! * But such a misfortune as this !" come, I like that, I never was more "Well, but what is it?" “ What sober in my life; but the next mornis it? sit you down, and I'll telling they took me to Bow Street, I you: no, don't take that chair, for whispered to the magistrate my case, the legs are all broken, and merely explained to him my antipathy to stuck in for a shew; here, turn the be touched on the shoulder, and coal-box on its side, and sit on that. told him that being so touched, my And now, my dear Frank, you must knocking the watchman down was know, that a man can't be always an involuntary spasmodic motion, a writing sermons, and having them sort of chemico-electrical action of ready to an hour, as a cook has the arm. But the magistrate, a vulher puddings and dumplings, so I gar fellow, could not at all enter instrained a point, and I bought Til- to my feelings ás a gentleman; he lotson's and Isaac Barrow's works, sided with the watchman, although and for the last four Sundays I co- the rascal' told the most thundering pied a sermon from Tillotson, that lie. What do you think, Frank?
the scoundrel swore to the magis.' Tarantulá, and I have got her to trate that I had knocked his eye out, take Tillotson and Barrow as a paywhen there were his eyes in his head ment of thirteen weeks' washingall the time, and swelled to four' bills, amounting to 19s. 4d.-I could times the size you ever saw eye in never have got out of her debt else." your life; and yet, in spite of this .“ Bút, come, come, Tom, this wild evidence of his perjury, the ma- way of proceeding will never do for gistrate held me to bail for an
you — your health and youth will assault. Where could I bail? not last for ever, and I have, thereI remained in durance vile all Tues- fore, got you a permanent birth.”— day, Wednesday, and Thursday; “ Have you, my dear Frank; you but on Friday I got released, for were always my most considerate my kind-hearted landlady made her friend, and your kindness comes in husband and his brother, a tea- the nick of time, for Tillotson and dealer, stand my sureties. On Fri- Barrow have quite blown me out of day evening; then, I got to my the graces of the Rev. Dr. Loquor. lodgings, and on Saturday morning He told me he should never fancy I had to take my sermon on Tem- my sermons again; I had so prosed perance to Dr. Loquor. All com- both him and his congregation."position was driven out of my head by the knob of the watch- Sellervote, the proprietor and mem
“Well, Tom, I have made my uncle man's stick ; but I had by me one of ber of the borough of Marketburgh, Dr. Barrow's best sermons, which get you a place under government. I had copied a month before.—I You will bave a salary of 10s. a-day, took it to Dr. Loquor on the Satur- and nothing to do—only keep yourday. He paid me my guinea, and self sober, and out of scrapes—be preached it on the Sunday to a loyal, praise the present order of fashionable audience. On Monday, things--be humble to the big ones, I got a note to come to him. On and stop your deistical tongue, and entering the room, he said, in an you'll be safe and comfortable for insolent, angry voice, “Why, Mr. life, without writing sermons or pilChamperton, what has got into you fering from Tillotson or Barrow. of late? You used to do very well, Now, my dear fellow, remember this but, positively, for the last five one great truth, that you are fit for weeks, your sermons have been the nothing on earth but a place under most dull, heavy, prosing things government; and if, by your folly, imaginable-set all my congrega- you throw yourself out of the birth tion in a dose.—1 always keep my my uncle Sellervote has procured eye on the pew of the Duke of
you, yon sink irretrievably." and leave off when I think his Grace The fall from wealth to want had wishes it—but, hang me, if his Grace made Tom profligate and dissipated ; hasn't, for the last five Sundays, but as soon as he was restored to gone off in a snore before I had got the decencies of life, and felt the through a third of my discourse. comforts of property, the contrast “Ha, ha, ha!-Well, my dear Tom, rendered him careful and regular. what does all this prove, but that I had the pleasure, for twenty years, you write better sermons than Messrs. to see him walk past my window to 'Tillotson and Barrow.” –“ Pshaw, his office, as punctually as the chime my dear Frank, how you talk. – of the Horse-guards clock; and his Tillotson and Barrow were my stock well-powdered wig, his prim hat, in trade, my cargo, my bank, on and well-brushed coat and boots, which I intended to draw most co- gave him the appearance of a repiously, and here is my whole scheme
spectable gentleman of the old blown up to atoms.- I gave bls. 6d. school. At length, he was gathered for the two sets of works, and now to his fathers: I saw him in his last they turn out useless to me. I have hours, when his thoughts were bent offered them to four book stalls, and on futurity; a few minutes before the highest price I can get for them he breathed his last, he grasped my is 3s. 9d.-All say, · Heavy works, hand, and, looking in my face with Sir, won't sell.'- But I have done almost preternatural anxiety, be utmy washerwoman, Frank; the old tered in a low and feeble but solemn hag has been bit by a religious tone, My mind has recalled the
whole scene of my life. -Oh, my. followed him to the grave, and I excellent friend, you have been kind erected to his memory a decent tombness itself to me, and heaven will stone o'er which I often muse upon yes, my dying spirit tells me, heaven the scenes of many-coloured litewill reward you — we shall meet recall the past, and think upon the again." These were the last words future. he uttered. I closed his eyes—I
D. E. W.
ON THE PRESENT STATE OF SPAIN AND PORTUGAL.
The Spanish Constitution owes transplanted grow and prosper. its existence to the city of Anda. The Italians in Spain verify this lusia, where it was first proclaimed. position; they have not only prosin the year 1812. It was revived in pered, but they are become so at1820 at Las Cabizas, a borough at tached to the country, that after a a few leagues from Cadiz. The residence of a few years even their birth-place of liberty could not have native language is almost forgotten. been more delightfully chosen. What a difference is there between The sky of Andalusia is azure and them and the old German innkeeper gold. The country abounds in whom I met with in Carlotta. orange-groves and olive - trees in This old man, who came from Nasconstant vegetation. This was the sau, had been upwards of fifty years spot chosen by the Arabs for their in Andalusia. As soon as he saw place of residence. The Andalu- me, he asked if I could speak Gersians partake much of the appear. man, as he had long been denied ance of their Arabian ancestors ; an opportunity of conversing in his their eyes are black and sparkling, native tongue. He preserved such and they have bushy beards and a fondness for his native country, aquiline noses. Gifted with great as to assert, that the Principality of volability, fond of elegance, gallant Nassau was more fertile than the to the fair sex, bold and full of whole of Spain. His son, however, vivacity, they resemble little the assured me, that his father spoke Spaniards of other provinces. very differently after he had drank They are almost constantly on horse- a bottle of good Xeres. It was deback and armed, sometimes but lightful to observe the neatness rarely as honest men, frequently as which reigned in the house and fasmugglers or robbers. Their ima- mily of this German. He had pregination is poetical, and their lan served the patriarchal customs of guage as figurative as that of the his own country. At twelve o'clock Orientals. Å Muleteer, who accom- in the day one of his daughters, panied me one day, asked me which a pretty Spanish girl eight years I thought the most powerful nation, old, came to him, and he extended Spain or England ? -- I replied, his hand for her to kiss in the atti“'England."_“ You are mistaken, tude ofan Abraham.--A slice of bread Sir," said he, proudly.- Cuando se and an apple followed this ceremony. nombra Espana todas las naciones A journey in Portugal or Spain is tiembleu. - (When Spain is men. equal to a military campaign: tioned, all nations tremble.). At scarcity of provisions, ambuscades, another time, when I asked him if dangers, inconveniences, bivouacs ; a male which he brought me was in fact, every thing except glory. quiet, he replied, “ Èl es manso I thought that the Portuguese, were como d suero" (he is as quiet as it only on account of the enmity sleep.) I found in Andalusia a which they bear to the Spaniards, and great number of Italians, who fol- for the pleasure of being in opposilowed the profession of innkeepers tion to their neighbours, would be and coffeelouse-keepers. He who more cleanly, more nice, and more called man “ The Man Plant,” had commodiously lodged than they.reason on his side. We must allow Alas! They are, in all respects, the that man like plants and trees rivals of the Spaniards. . To give you a just idea of the inns of Portu- You are, perhaps, surprised that I gal, last night, at Moita, the rats have not yet mentioned a single word devoured a large guinea-hen which. on politics. But, what could I tell I had ordered to be brought into my you? I have passed through this room; they did not even spare the kingdom without having remarked a bones. French wolves are less vora- single index of its regeneration. The cious than the rats of the inns in ancient edifice is still standing. They this country.
have announced, they have even If I had not read the history of solemnly sworn that they would Portugal, I had only to remark the again raise the constitutional edifice, manner in which the Portuguese but to this day there exists only peasantry offer a salutation, to judge the facade of this monument, the that they were a people who had Constitution. long lived under oppression. When If it be true that Ulysses was the they perceive a traveller, even at a founder of Lisbon, we must admire distance, they take off their large his good taste as well as his genius. hats, and almost drag them along The city is most enchantingly situthe ground : Lavater would have ated. It has a harbour which is recognised by this act, that the Por: truly worthy of Europe ; from my tuguese people are more docile and window I explore the Tagus and its respectful towards the rich and no- left bank. What a pity it is that ble than the Spaniards. The mode there should be here, as in Spain, of salutation is not an indifferent an antipathy against trees. I'flatfeature with the observer: it almost tered myself, that during a century always indicates the degree of li- the English would have ornamented berty or slavery of a nation. The the banks of this majestic flood with Orientals throw themselves on their trees, shrubberies, gardens, and knees, and cross their arms. The country houses; but they have enSwiss and the English merely ex. joyed themselves in Portugal with tend their head, and remain covered. the hand of a master. Egotists even Before the revolution, the French in a greater degree than monks, peasant bowed to the ground before they have not made a single ameliThe Marquis of his village; in the oration during the number of years present day, he salutes Peers them, they have possessed this colony. selves as his equals.
The revolution which took place In all the villages which I have in Oporto, the 24th August, 1820, passed, I have found the men robust, was it not similar in its motives and and possessing an agreeable phy- execution to that which took place siognomy. The scull of the Spanish in 1640? At that period the country and Portuguese is square, and of a groaned under the yoke of the Spamajestic scructure: I have no where niards. To save it several fidalgues şoen finer foreheads, even in the (gentlemen) formed a union at Lisheads of the schools of Athens and bon ; they deposed the Spanish au, Raphael. It appears to me that thorities and placed the Duke of if Spurzheim were to observe their Braganza, who had some preten, sculls, he would find the organ of sions to it, on the throne ; imme. conquest well delineated. They diately after, the Cortes of the kingare formed à la Cæsar, and à la Năn dom were convoked and ordered to poléon. The physiognomy of the obey the new government. Portuguese is expressive ; but what In 1820, Portugal groaned under most surprised me was its variety, the influence of the English: several There exist people who appear landholders and gentlemen united formed in the same mould, as for with Oporto to deliver their country; example the Chinese the Austrians they deposed the regency of Lisbon, and the English. In the English recalled their exiled king from BraGarrison at Gibraltar, which is com- zil, by way of England, and reunited posed of more than 5000 men, I should the Cortes to lay the foundation of have had much trouble to distinguish a new government. two different faces; whilst in Por- If then so many praises were betugal, on the contrary, a painter stowed on the revolution of 1640, might choose at a country meeting why should they not likewise be the various features for a picture. bestowed on that which bas just