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think he would have given me up so easily. but, to the young and inexperienced, with I thought he would have persevered more. common minds (such as these of our two But now—he is gone abroad. They say young ladies and ten thousand others) the for three years! So let us talk of some- overflowing cup of pleasure creates dething else. How the country-folks will lirium; and surely, if their station in life stare at us at church next Sunday !” be such that it cannot by custom become
And the country folks did stare both at their wholesome beverage, it were better church and elsewhere; and, at the calls that they knew not its flavour. and friendly parties made and got up to Our space will not admit of describwelcome the Rector and his family home, ing at length how the Rector's daughters his daughters appeared so changed that lost their spirits, became ennuyées, slighted they perfectly “ astonished the natives.” If former acquaintance, criticised their neighnot the “admired of all admirers," they bours, and at last took to the weak mind's were the gaped at of all gapers; and, as refuge of "gossiping." Somewhat of a they talked of matters respecting which change, however, took place in Catherine's their hearers were ignorant, they carried demeanour after the expiration of three all before them. And thus, for some weeks, years, when she often look mysterious, all went on delightfully, and the fond and would suddenly quit the room whenmother's eye glistened at what she termed ever the walking postman made his appeartheir “vivacity and perfect elegance of But, whatever were her dreams, manners :" but, when the days of shewy they were terminated by a newspaper antriumph were at an end, “ weary, stale, nouncement of the marriage of Thomas flat and unprofitable," appeared to them Morley, Esq., to Anna, only daughter of the uses of the country. The fields, and Sir Henry
the said Sir Henry woods, and valleys, and the mountain side being one of the number whose anticipated rejoiced in their wonted summer green and sayings and thoughts had influenced her glowed into the manifold tints of autumnal now lamented decision. beauty ; the country folks, who had stared, What or how many “offers ” the poor mayhap with somewhat of momentary girls had after this period is immaterial, envy, were industrious and merry as be- as they remained unmarried, and, sooth to before; the cordial unpretending hospitali- say, no great favourites in their united ties of the neighbourhood took their wonted circle, inasmuch as, by a strange infatuacourse, and the worthy Rector fell in there- tion, they always contrived to introduce with as readily as the vessel from the tur- long thrice-told tales about great people bulent ocean glides smoothly along the whom they had met in town, &c. &c. So calm river ; but the careless laugh and time went on till they had attained “ joyous welcome of his erst ever pleased certain age,” when it was whispered that and contented daughters met him not on Miss Catherine looked, with a favourable his return home. They were changed, and eye, upon a certain fox-hunting yeoman, wherefore ? Simply because the flowers celebrated more for his rude hospitality that had wasted “their fragrance in the than polished manners. But, after leaving desert air," (which “desert air," was unto the rectory one night, he was heard, on them the breath of life) had been trans- his way home, singing an old song, one planted for awhile into a richer soil and
line of which was, warmer atmosphere, wherein, had they re- “ The wife for my money must make a good mained, it is possible they might have pudding," thriven ; but being re-transplanted into and no more was said about the matter. the desert air," they drooped and faded The worthy Rector and his lady lived on the spot where they would else have to a good old age, but, by a sort of tacit grown in vigour and beauty. It was cer- agreement, never spoke of their winter in tainly bad gardening.
London; and so careful were they lest Now abandoning simile, your heroes and their son Matthew should lose his native heroines of romance, and others of strong relish for “desert air," that they would minds in real life, may be proof against all not trust him at Oxford or Cambridge, but the intoxications of luxury and splendour, sent him to St. Bees. Some, however, and may quit the charms of graceful and have surmised that their choice of that elegant society, and the blandishments of college was decided
in consequence of flattery, with a smile of serene content or the long tradesmen’s bills of which we have contempt, according to their temperaments; had occasion to make mention.
A BIRTHDAY ODE,
ADDRESSED TO THE PRINCESS VICTORIA ON HER ATTAINING HER EIGHTEENTH YEAR,
May 24th, 1837.
Hope of “the Western Isle !” thy natal star
Thou from the lap of Time hast risen
poor bondman's thrall -
And burst the portals of his prison.
Thy budding charms are opening to the sun,
'Till Time, with gradual care,
Shall plant his furrows where
There is a glory on thy brow,-
Nor Time with wrinkles streak.
When on thy temples England's diadem
May Peace e'er crown thy days
With her unspotted bays,
And may'st thou, with a mild but vigorous hand,
And stanch the patriot's tears !
Stalks from her gory solitude
* The aloe.
Silence the voice of Mercy in thy breast,
See how empurpled Faction now maintains
Her shouts are heard afar
“ Let slip the dogs of war.”
Hail, lovely daughter of a royal line !
my right from
WHETHER the Ha Ro began through them to bury the body there. Paulus Rollo's own appointment, or took its rise Æmylius, who relates the story, says he among the people from an awful reverence addressed the company in these words :of him for his justice, cannot be determined; “ He, who oppressed kingdoms by his but so it is, that a law was made in his arms, has been my oppressor also, and has time, that in case of encroachment, or in- kept me under a continual fear of death. vasion of property, or of any
oppres- Since I have outlived him, who injured sion or violence requiring an instant remedy, me, I mean not to acquit him now he is the aggrieved party had only to call upon dead. The ground, wherein you are going the name of the Duke, however distant, to lay this man, is mine, and I affirm that thrice repeating “Ha Ro !” and immedi- none may in justice bury their dead in ately the aggressor was at his peril to for- ground which belongs to another. If, after bear any thing farther. This is that famous he is gone, force and violence are used to “ Clameur de Haro !" subsisting in practice detain
me, I appeal to Rollo, when Rollo was no more, which has been the father and founder of our nation, who, so highly praised by all who have written though dead, lives in his laws. I take on the Norman law. A remarkable in- refuge in those laws, owning no authority stance of its power was seen about 170 above them.” This brave speech, spoken years after his death, at William the Con- in the presence of the deceased king's son, queror's funeral, when in confidence thereof Prince Henry, afterwards Hen. I., wrought a private man and a subject dared oppose its effect; the Ha Ro was respected, the the burying of his body. It seems that, in man was compensated for his wrongs, and order to build the great abbey of St. the body of the deceased king was comStephen, at Caen, where he intended to mitted in peace to the grave.” lie after his decease, the Conqueror had The phrase, “Ha Ro," is thus explained caused several houses to be pulled down to by Stead, from whom the above account is enlarge the area, and, amongst others, one taken. Ha, or Ah, is the exclamation of a whose owner had received no satisfaction person suffering ; Ro is the Duke's name for his loss. The son of that person, ob- abbreviated; so that Ha Ro is as much as serving the grave to be dug on the very to say, “ O Rollo, my prince, succour me!” spot of ground which had been the site of In Stead's time the custom still prevailed his father's house, went boldly into the in the island of Jersey, and the cry was, assembly, and in the name of Rollo forbade “ Ha Ro! à l'aide, mon Prince !"
It is our painful duty to state that his Majesty Burgh, the Hon. Miss, by her mother, Lady Downes. has been indisposed for the last week with what is Butler, Lady, by Lady Downes. called the Hay fever, to which his Majesty is sub- Butler, Miss, by Lady Downes. ject, and which produces considerable difficulty of Byng, the Hon. Miss Hilare, by Lady Agnes Byng. breathing. The King, however, was better at the Cambell, Mrs. Deans, by Lady Clinton. time of our going to press. Her Majesty is, we are Camperdown, the Countess of, by the Countess of happy to say, restored to health.
Albemarle. A Drawing-room was held on the 18th, when Carew, Miss, by Mrs. Palmer. the following ladies were presented to his Majesty, Carew, Miss Ellen, by Mrs. Palmer. and afterwards to the Princess Augusta, who offi- Clinton, Lady Caroline A. P., by the Duchess of ciated for the Queen.
Coote, Miss, by Lady Coote.
Delap, Hon. Mrs. Forster, by Lady Downes. Balfour, Miss Eglantine, by Mrs. Balfour.
De Norman, Madame la Baronne, on her return Barton, Lady, on succeeding to her title, by the from Germany, by Lady Elizabeth. Countess of Mansfield.
Duncan, Lady Elizabeth, by her mother, the CounBedingfield, Lady Paston, on her return from tess of Camperdown. abroad, by the Hon. Lady Bedingfield.
Dunmore, the Countess of, on her marriage, and on Bellew, Miss, by Mrs. Chapnon.
accession to the title, by the Countess of ClanBerkeley, Lady Charlotte, by the Countess of william. Denbigh.
Fitzwilliam, Lady Anne Wentworth. Bernard, Lady Catherine, by the Countess of Flabault, Hon. Miss Elphinstone, by Baroness" Donoughmore.
Keith. Bernard, Miss Marguerite, by the Countess of Forester, Miss, by the Countess of Chesterfield. Donoughmore.
Frankland, Miss, by her mother, Lady Frankland Bernard, Miss, by the Countess of Donoughmore. Russell. Bouverie, Lady Jane, by her mother, the Countess Fraser, Miss, by Mrs. Macleod, of Macleod. of Radnor.
Fremantle, Mrs. Charles, on her marriage, by Lady Bowers, Mrs., by the Countess of Camperdown. Frances Clinton. Bowers, Miss, by her mother, Mrs. Bowers. Goldie, Miss, by Mrs. Rushbrooke. Bridgeman, Mrs. Edmund, on her marriage, by the Harcourt, Mrs., on her marriage, by the Hon. Mrs. Countess of Bradford.
Henry Cavendish. Bromley, Miss Davenport, by Lady Louisa Daven- Hawker, Miss, by Lady Rodney. port Bromley.
Hawker, Miss Sophia, by Lady Rodney. Bullock, Miss H. Maria, by her mother, Mrs. Heneage, Mrs. Walker, by Lady George Murray. Bullock.
Henniker, Right Hon. Lady, on her marriage, by Builock, Miss, by her mother, Mrs. Bullock.
the Countess of Dartmouth.
Hopton, Mrs. John, by Lady Emily Foley. Suffield, Lady, on her marriage, by the Countess Hopton, Miss Mary, by Lady Emily Foley.
of Lichfield. Hovenden, Miss, by Mrs. Rush brooke.
Talbot, Lady Catherine, by the Marchioness of Hutchinson, the Hon. Mrs. Coote Heley, by the Lansdowne. Countess of Donoughmore.
Turnor, Mrs., by the Countess Brownlow. Keith, the Countess de Flahault-Baroness, by Turnor, Lady Caroline, on her marriage, by Mrs. Lady Willoughby d'Eresby.
Turnor. Kerr, Lady Emily, by the Marchioness of Lothian. Turnor, Miss Henrietta, by Mrs. Turnor. Kerr, Lady Frederica, by the Marchioness of Vere, Lady Elizabeth Hope, by Lady James Hay. Lothian.
Vere, Miss Hope, by Lady Elizabeth Hope Vere. Kingsmill, Mrs., on her marriage, by Mrs. Howley. Ward, the Hon. Miss, by Lady Ward. Kynaston, Miss, by her sister, Mrs. Robert Snow. Wheble, Miss, by the Countess of Albemarle. Lennox, Lady Caroline Gordon, by the Duchess of Wilder, Miss E. M-Mahon, by her mother, Lady Richmond.
Wilder. Le Marchant, Mrs. Thomas, by her sister, Mrs. Wednesday the 24th, being the anniversary upon Halford.
which Her Royal Highness the Princess Victoria Macleod, Miss Harriette, by her mother, Mrs. attained the age of 18, was celebrated with every Macleod, of Macleod.
demonstration of regard and attachment. Macpherson, Miss, by her mother, Lady Barton, At 7 o'clock, a band in full costume, under the Martin, Miss, by the Countess of Sheffield.
direction of Mr. Weippert, gave a serenade in KenMelville, Miss Whyte, by Lady C. Whyte Melville. sington Gardens, under the bed-room windows of Messingberd, Mrs., by the Countess Brownlow. the Duchess of Kent and Princess Victoria. Middleton, Hon. Mrs., by the Hon. Lady Beding- Their Royal Highnesses received their household field,
at half-past 12 o'clock, and the following members Middleton, Miss, by the Hon. Lady Bedingfield. of the Royal Family at 2 ;-the Princess Sophia, Mills, the Hon. Mrs. Thomas, on her marriage, by the Princess Sophia Matilda, the Princess Augusta, her sister, the Countess of Dartmouth.
and the Duke of Sussex. Moreton, Lady Emily, by the Countess of Denbigh. As early as 9 o'clock in the morning visiters Moreton, Lady Catherine, by the Countess of arrived to enter their names the book of the Denbigh.
Duchess of Kent, and during the whole day, up to Morrison, Mrs., by the Countess of Albemarle. a late hour in the evening, the Palace was crowded Nixon, Miss, by her aunt, Mrs. Massingberd. with company ; so much so, that they were obliged Ogilby, Mrs. Alexander, on her marriage, by Lady to leave it by another gate. Cavagh.
A State ball was given in the evening at St. Otter, Mrs., by the Duchess of Richmond.
James's Palace, the Princess Augusta receiving the Otter, Miss, by her mother, Mrs. Otter.
company on the part of the Quoen. By half-past O’Callaghan, Hon. Anne, by the Hon. Mrs. Caven- ten numerous company had assembled, and at dish.
eleven her Royal Highness the Princess Victoria Pakenham, Miss, by the Hon. Mrs. Pakenham. (the band striking up“God save the King''), accomPringle, Miss, by Mrs. Macleod, of Macleod. panied by their Royal Highnesses the Princess Rebow, Lady Ormsby, on her marriage, by Mrs. Augusta and the Duchess of Kent, entered the Gurdon.
long gallery leading from the King's closet, the Rosslyn, the Countess of, by the Duchess-Countess splendid assembly forming an avenue through which of Sutherland.
their Royal Highnesses passed, preceded by the Rushbrooke, Miss Frederica, by her mother, Mrs principal officers of state, and receiving the congraRushbrooke.
tulations of the noble and distinguished guests. Russell, Lady Franklin, on taking the name of The Princess presided in the centre chair of state,
Russell, by her mother, Lady George Murray. the Princess Augusta on her right, and the Duchess Sitwell, Miss, by her mother, Lady Sitwell.
of Kent on her left. Her Royal Highness was Spiers, Mrs., on her marriage, by Lady Caroline attired in a blond dress over white satin slip, orna. Dundas.
mented slightly with roses and brilliants ; her Stewart, Miss Jamesina, by her mother, Mrs. Royal Highness wore a bouquet at the head ; a Stewart.
slight wreath of geranium, a jasmine, and a small Strachan, Mrs., on her marriage, by her sister, Mrs. bandeau of brilliants formed the head dress.