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You had it boiling on your fire; u sfits T

But if you keep it much too long, 1 Litda
My second, transposed, 'twill become.
My whole's employ'd to lessen pain. A
If once you miss, then try again.-D.W.A.
! ! !

616 Remove one letter, and you'll hear

Me when attention claims your ear; ***Remove another, and you'll find,

I once took in all human kind.
But of my whole let all beware,
For oft I proye a dreadful snare. T. W. P.

CONTRADICTIONS OF PROVERBS. “The more the merrier." Not so one hand is enough in a purse.

“Nothing but has an end." Not so, a ring has none, for it is round.

“Money is a great comfort.” Not when it brings a thief to the gaol.

"A friend is best found in adversity." Not so, for then there is none to be found.

The pride of the rich makes the labour of the poor.'

:” Not so, the labour of the poor makes the pride of the rich.

“The early bird catches the worm." Serve the worm right, for getting up so early!

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Pp. 300, 301. 1. King-fisher.

8. Canterbury 2. Butcher-bird.

9. Buck-skin. 3. Swallow.

10. Wed-lock. 4. Ay.

11. Wave-ring. 5. W-h-eat.

12. Deosculation -- the 6. G-one.

act of kissing ! 7. Hart-shorn. 13. J-oy- E-nigma-N-ightingale – N-eedle

Y-oath-L-etter-I-vy-N-oise-D-ecember-JENNY LIND.


1 2 3 4 5 6

W Ε Α Ι Τ Η.

(From the French.)
I'm as round as a globe,

As a feather I'm light;
I shine in the sunbeams

Resplendent and bright.
I rival the rainbow

In richness of hue;
I live but a moment,

Then vanish from view.
Two of the elements

Give me an existence;
But to other agents

I owe my consistence.
By air I'm produc'd,

And by air I'm destroy'd;
Essay you to grasp me?

Your hand will be void.
To childhood's glad time

My short life is due;
And prhaps I've been sent forth,
Kind reader, by you.-A. G. G.

Of my first I have one-indeed, I've two,
And the sea has more than I or you;

yours and mine, does my next express
How many a mother's heart will bless
My whole, that serves through war's alarm
To keep the loved one free from harm.-E, S. R.

12. Complete

, I'm oft seen o'er the waters to glide, With a párty of friends sitting round side by side ; My final remove, I then take my hold Round the neck of the fair, to protect her from

cold ; 1:57
The Bereft of my head, I am corn in a measure,

The food of a creature who toils for our pleasure ;
One letter now change, I become a long pole,
The instrument used for propelling my whole.


Loosen the string, and draw the loop through the hole No. 2; pass it behind, and bring it through No. 1, and slip it over the smaller heart; then the string may be easily drawn out.


CHESS. GAME No. XXIII.-The following is the second of the two games played in the Glasgow Chess Club, on the 26th of September, by HERR HARRWITZ, without seeing the chess-board or chessmen, against four members of the Club, two in consultation at each board :

CHESS-BOARD, No. 2. White-Mr. Harrwitz. Black - Messrs. Sillars and

Thomson, 1. K. P. 2.

1. K. P. 2. 2. K. B. P. 2.

2. P. takes P. 3. K. Kt. to B, 3.

3. K. Kt. P. 2. 4. K. R. P. 2.

4. K. Kt, P.1. 5. Kt. to K. 5.

6. K. R. P. 2. 6. K. B. to Q. B. 4.

6. K. R. to R. 2.

TA 7. Q. P. 2.

7. K. B. P. 1. ! 8, P. takes P.

8. Q.P. 1.

TOT 9, Q. B. to K. Kt. 5.

9. K. B. to K. 2. 10 Kt. takes K. B. P. 10. R. takes Kt. 11. B. takes R. (ch.)

11. K. takes B. 1 Sart 12. K. B. P. 1.

12. Q. P. 1. (a.) 13, 6. to Q. 3.

13. K. to K. sq. (6.) 14. K. P.1.

14. Q. B. to K. 3. (c.) 15. K. B. P. 1.

15, Q. to Q. 2. p A 16. P. takes B.

16. Q. takes P. 17. Q. to K. R. 7.

17. O. Kt, to B. 3. 101 18. Q. takes P. (ch.) (a.) 18. K. to Q. 2. 19. Q. B. P. 1.

19. R. to K. B. sq. 13.11 20. Kt. to Q. 2.

20. K. Kt, to B. 32T 21. B. takes Kt.

21, R. takes B., "S*** A 22. K. R. to Kt, sq,

22. P. to K. Kt. 6. tor! 23. Castles. (e.)

23. R. to R. 3. 24. Q. to K. 2.1

21. B. takes R. P.Proir 25. Kt, to K. 4.

25. Q. to K. Kt. 3. (S.) 26. Kt, to Q. B. 5. (eh), 26. K. te Q. B. sq. boA




A tree, and an animal,

Does, and an eatable,

and an earth,

building, and not well, 1.0.1- Not wet, and a cavern,

A fibrous plant and a biped,
A precious metal, and an artisan,
Not young, and a place of defence,

Not white, and a common substance, slor A scourge, and a heavy weight. n.

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PROBLEM No. XXIII.-By MR. A. G. M'COMBE, of Glasgow. White to move, and mate in 4 moves,

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Solution to Problem XXII., 7. 302.

BLACK 1. B. to K. B. 4. (ch.)

1. K. to R. 4. (A. 2. Q. to Q. B. 4.

2. Q. to R. 3. (ch. (best.) 3. Kt. takes Q.

3. R. to Kt. 3. (ch.) ar

anything. 4. B to Q. 6. (ch.)

4. R. takes Q. 5. Kt. to B. 5. (ch.) Mate.


1, K. takes B. 2. Kt. to K. B. 5. (ch.)

2. If K. to K. 4. 3. Q. to K. 3. Mate.

2. IfR. takes Q. or Q.P.1. 3. Q. Kt. to Q. 3. Mate.

27. Q. to Q. 3. 28. Q. takes Q. 29. Kt. to Q. 3. 30. Q. R. to K. B. sq. 31. Kt. to B. 4, (h.) 32. K. to Q. sq. 33. Kt. to R. 5. 34. R. to B. 4. 35. Kt, takes R. 36. Kt. to Kt. 2. 37. R. to B. sq. 38. K. to K. 2. 39. K. to B. 3. 40. K. to Kt. 4. 41. R. to B. 6. (ch.) 42. K. takes P. 43. P. takes P. 44. Kt. to B. 4. (i.) 45. Kt, to K. 6. 46. P. to R. 4. 47. K. to B. 4. 48. Kt, takes Kt. 49. R. to Q. 6. (ch.) 50. R. takes P. 51. K. to B. 5. 52. R. to Q. 3. 53. R. to R. 3. 54. R. to R. 7. (ch.) 55. R. to Q, Kt. 7. 56. K. to K. 6. 57. K, to Q. 5. 58. K, to B. 6. 59. R. to K. 7. 60. R. to K. 8. (ch.) 61. P. to K. 6. 62. P. to K. 7. 63. R. takes B. (ch.) 64.' R. to R. 7. 65. P. takes P.

27. Q. Kt. P. 1.
28. R, takes Q.
29. Kt. to K. 2.
30. R. to Kt. 4. (5.)
31. R. to Kt. 5.
32. B. to Kt. 4.
33. B. to R. 5.
34. R. takes R.
35. K. to Q. 2.
36. B. to Kt. 4.
37. K. to K. 3.
38. P. to Q. B. 3.
39. P. to Q. B. 4.
40. B. to Q. 7.
41. K. to Q. 2.
42. P. takes P.
43. B. to Q. B. 8.
44. B. takes P.
43. P. to R. 4.
46. Kt. to B. 3.
47. Kt. takes Q. P.
48. B. takes Kt.
49. K, to K. 2.
50. B. to B. 4.
51. B. to Kt. 5.
52. B. to B. 4.
53. B. to Kt. 5.
54. K. to K. sq.
55. B. to B. 4.
56. K. to Q. sq.
57. K, to B. sq.
58. B. to Q. 5.
59. K. to Kt, sq.
60, K. to R. 2.
61. B. to B. 4.
62. B. takes P.
63. K. to R. 3.
64. P. to Kt. 4.

NOTES TO GAME XXIII. 19.) We would have preferred playing Q. Kt. to Q. 2. 10. Kt. to K. B. 3. appears stronger play. (c.)We do not see the necessity for giving up this piece ; we think K. to B. sq. would have heen good play

(d.) This was not a good move of White, his Queen is now.quite out of play.

(e.) If White had taken P., Black would have played R. toʻR. 3, and "pinning'' White Rook, next move with Bishop.

(f:) We do not see any great ohjection to Black takins the Kt. Suppose :

25. P. takes Kt. 26. P. to Q. 5.

26. Q. takes K. P.. 27. P. takes Kt. (ch.)

27. K. takes P. winning two Pawns.

19.) A very bad move. till the

following day, when the game was proceeded alle

At this point it was agreed to adjourn the meeting and concluded in the course of a couple of hours. nos

(i.) The best move he had.

* The play of Black from move 34 is very creditabio, move 63, K. to R. 3, was made intentionally to bring avut the mate with R. P.

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delighted attendant, he takes the vacant

chair, and lifting Philip to his knee, preFRANK MEANWELL;

pares, as is his wont, to relate the proceedings of the day.

“ The little sparrows," said the benevolent surgeon, with the old light beaming from his eyes“the little sparrows, Philip, are protected by their Maker, and we, his

noblest works, should have a sure confiLIKE a sable, black-plumed knight lead-dence in the justice of his dispensation. ing forth his pallid ladye-love in bridal attire The eye of God watches over us." of silver sheen, November passed, bringing “Oh! papa," said Isabel, “will he not the silent

save Mr. Meanwell then ?

“I believe he will," replied the surgeon ; DECEMBER,

and the announcement was received with a in his train. The winds that so recently, great cry of joy. Mr. Keen then related with loud choral tones, had chaunted solemn what had happened. The man known to hymns through the arches of the woody the reader only as “the beggar," had, to aisles, as if the fabled deities of sylvan the surprise of his medical attendant, ralscenes still held their temples there, had lied, and had aequired sufficient collectedhushed their music to a low requiem, and, ness to be able to make a testimony upon wailing and sighing, bore light fillets of oath of the most important character, to crystal beauty to scatter on the tomb of the effect that he was the person who had the dead year—the youngest son of Father left the gambling-house with the deceased TIME, who was soon to be buried in the Parker, and that he had remained with the dark mausoleum of the past, and laid beside unfortunate man till nearly six o'clock in his predecessors, till Time himself should a house of doubtful reputation at the back be no more. Like a mother mourning for of Piccadilly, after which time they both an infant dead, NATURE, robed in white, walked towards the Park, through which sat silent, with cold tears congealed upon lay the shortest route to Zara Cottage. The her cheeks, and sought a solace for her statement, which was taken in writing in woe, by weaving pale embroidery upon the legal form, proceeded to affirm that the boughs that once resplendent hung with witness had accompanied his friend for a garlands woven by her offspring, the Sum- considerable distance through the heavy MER and the SPRING.

which then lay thickly upon the A group is seated round the fire-place ground, and had returned, fearing that the in the surgeon's house. The shades of gates might be closed, or that he might winter twilight have come on-but loth to lose his way in the darkness, and by the break the charm of the changing lights obliteration of the pathway. The storm that flicker from the grate, no candles had made the way very difficult, and he have been lighted. The red glare from the believed that the gate at the north-west caverned coal falls upon thoughtful faces, end of the Park must have been closed and dark shadows appear and vanish on the before his companion reached it. The walls. James sits apart from the rest, and beggar had, moreover, declared his belief there are two vacant chairs. The usual that Parker must have lost his way, and occupant of one of them has been missing perished in the snow. This statement, for more than a quarter of a year, but his with the evidence of Barney, (who proved chair still retains a place in the family that the body had not been robbed when circle, and seems to wait for his coming. discovered by him), together with a mass The ordinary occupant of the other has of confirmatory evidence, had been laid been labouring night and day to save his before the Secretary of State for the friend from a dreadful and ignominious Home Department, and a recommendation death. He enters, and the air, so still a founded upon it would forthwith be made moment before, is agitated by multitudi- by that officer to his majesty the king. nous questionings. Giving his hat to one, In the meantime, the Society of Friends, his gloves to a second, and coat to a third with Frederick Turner at their head, had



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He neither shall be rock'd

In silver, nor in gold,
But in a wooden cradle,

That rocks on the mould,'",*


succeeded in obtaining the postponement of the execution, till the evidence in favour of Meanwell's innocence could be examined, and his majesty's pleasure known.

“I wish I was the king,” said little Isabel knew that Frank was safe; he hail Philip, with enthusiasm ; "I'd let Mr. met her father in the prison, and though he Meanwell out of prison directly—this very had declined to visit the house on James's minute."

account, he had assured the surgeon of his “He is sure of a long reprieve, at least,” grateful affection, and told him how he had said the surgeon,

" and I have every rea- fallen into the hands of Frederick Turner, son to believe that he will be pardoned. the benevolent tea-dealer, in Strood. That is Barney knocking at the door; he True happiness excites to goodness, and comes from the prison, and perhaps brings Isabel, as the soft music of the waits died

away, with a heart brimful of love and A rapid footstep trod the hall; a gentle thanksgiving, prayed her Almighty Father but quick “tap, tap," sounded on the room to assist her to live worthily of such blessdoor, and Barney, sprinkled with large ings as that day had brought her; and so snow-flakes, burst into the apartment, his she sank to sleep, and happy dreams of face beaming with the wildest delight, - doing good to all the world.

“ Och! hullaballoo! Pardon it is! Lib- But her generous purposes were not erer erty. it is! Faix, y'er honour! an' that dreams. The seed then planted, like the uncivil dirty vampire of a jailer has got the fabled mustard-grain, sprang up and grey notice. Shilliloo! By the Vargint, it's the greater every day, bringing forth iruit in finest intilligince. Ah! murther alive, pious deeds, and only achieving its full what will I do! Where will we put the strength and beauty when, in after lite, she gintleman ? Faith, an' it's Barney that's went forth, like an angel, universally to content to die this minit !"

bless and to be blessed. With a torrent of words that seemed likely Mr. Capel had not heard of the pardon

, to choke him, did the Irishman scream his and it was kept secret for several days delight at the top of his voice, flourishing The villany of the schemer was of conse a stick which he held in his hand, and known. Henry Meanwell denied having dancing in the most grotesque manner, made over to the broker any property what while tears of joy streamed down his cheeks. soever. It was feared that all proofs of the In a few hours afterwards Henry Mean- forgery would have been obliterated

; and well was at liberty and restored to his \ this fear was confirmed when Capel was friends. How the tide of affection, so long subsequently arrested, his office searcled, repressed, rushed happily along ! How and the documents were missing

. For cheerily the fire burned! How merrily the some reason, the beggar had concealed this kettle sang! And when the night had far knowledge of Capel's proceedings, and had advanced, how thankfully and prayerfully hitherto only manifested a desire to save did they all retire to rest? With what holy Meanwell's life; but having heard through influences then, stealing in upon their sleep Barney of the arrest of the broker, he and mingling with their dreams, did the astonished Meanwell's friends by producvoices of the waits in harmonic order, one ing the proofs of Capel's guilt

. under another, fall upon them :

The case came before the magistrates, Capel was committed upon the charge

, and “As Joseph was a-walking, He heard an angel sing,

sent to be tried by a superior court without This night shall be born,

delay. The usual forms having been comOur heavenly King.

plied with, the prisoner was

har, but he denied his guilt. Witnesses In housen nor in hall,

were called to prove the charges contained Nor in the place of Paradise,

in the indictment,

The wretched and disappointed schepen In purple nor in pall,

was worn and ghastly, like a man blir

* Hone's Äntient Mysteries, p. 92.

placed at the

He neither shall be born,

But in an ox's stall.

He neither shall be clothed

But all in fair linen,

As were babies all.

starved, and the wrinkles in his leathern that the prisoner had since acknowledged face more deeply cut. His black and yel- to him that the signatures supposed to be low eyes twinkled with a dreadful fire, like Meanwell's were forgeries. During an those of a malignant serpent, as he glanced irrelevant cross-examination by the barunder his dark and louring brows from rister for the defence, the witness related the barrister to the witness-box, where how he had been struck down by a blow Henry Meanwell, almost overcome by the which rendered him insensible on the night emotions excited by the scene, and by the of the fire; and had been subsequently recollection of the altered position he then thrown out of a window by the mob, who occupied, was giving his testimony with intended his body to be consumed by the great difficulty of utterance. The evidence bonfire which they had made outside. The was voluminous, as the circumstances under agent, however, which had been intended which Capel had come into possession of for his destruction, had, by the intense pain the shop and business were peculiar, and that it caused to him, roused him to conrequired explanation to the jury ; but for sciousness, and enabled him to escape, a long while the prisoner had hopes. though his hands and other parts of his

Mr. Yardley had just stepped down after body had been dreadfully injured. He a bullying cross-examination by the bar- declared also, in conclusion, that the pririster for the defence, and the old sardonic soner, fearing that he (the witness) knew smile had crept over the cunning face of too much, had attempted to poison him. the accused, when, uncalled, another wit- Capel heard every word of the witness: ness stood forward in the box. A sudden of the defence he heard not a syllable. A expression of surprise from the crowd in higher power than liuman law was administhe court directed the attention of the tering an awful retribution. prisoner to the man. It was the beggar, The barrister engaged for the prisoner that Capel believed to be dead! The sar- founded his arguments upon legal quibbles donic smile vanished in an instant, and a only, but was completely successful. The leaden paleness spread over his features. judge was compelled to direct the jury to

“Hell itself," he shrieked, “supplies acquit the prisoner; and they delivered witnesses against me!” He staggered, and their verdict accordingly, amidst the yells would have fallen, but was supported by the and execrations of the populace. turnkeys who stood beside him.

He was discharged the same evening : water!” he added in intense agony, “Wa- and was seen at a late hour to enter his ter, water, or I shall die!”

office in Water Street. New proceedings Water was given to him, and a chair were, however, forth with taken against the

on which the prisoner was al- broker, and to re-arrest him, officers were lowed to sit. Trembling and muttering, he despatched on the following day. They writhed in his old manner, twining his knocked repeatedly, but not receiving any snake-like fingers amidst his dishevelled answer, they tried the door. It was un

fastened. In the room where Billing and Silence having been restored, the witness Capel had met, the former was seated was sworn., A pin might have been heard opposite the empty grate, apparently asleep. to fall when the barrister asked the witness The officers tried to rouse him, but in vain, to give his name.

He did so in the husky he was quite dead. In the upper rooms tones so well remembered—"Thomas Bil- no trace of inhabitant could be found, and ling."

the men were about to leave the house, A second murmur of surprise ran through when one of them observed the entrance to

The witness then proceeded to the cellar, and suggested that it should be give his evidence, which was to the effect searched.' The door was fastened; it had that he had known the prisoner Josiah been locked from the inside, for the key Capel for several years, that he had come was in the door. They broke it open, and to him (the witness) and Mr. Bamford on examined the place. There, from a beam the night of the riot in Marton Fields, and which had often supported his wicked feet, had thereupon induced the latter to sign a and within a yard of the broken glass which document, purporting to be a receipt for still lay upon the floor, he was hanging moneys which had, however, not been paid; ) in a position which evinced the horrible

“ Water,



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