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AN ANGEL IN THE HOUSE.
lic Accuser is designated in law Latin as the King's there is nothing more graceful, is planted of this tree;
REMINISCENCES OF A JOURNEY, and so is that cradle or close walk, with that perplexed or Royal Accuser ; that is to say, Devil,_Dia
canopy which lately covered the seat in bis Majesty's (WHEN we began to read this communication of our bolus Regis.” The word is flat and plain enough, garden at Hampton Court; and, as I now hear, they pleasant friend unknown, and came to the passage in and very edifying. How simply is the frightful su- are planted in perfection at New Park, the delicious
which he speaks of angling, we had half a misgiving villa of the noble Earl of Rochester, belonging once pernatural caution of the Apostle thus converted into to a near kinsman of mine, who parted with it to
that he was some " impudent young dog" (to use the most natural of all cautions ?
King Charles the First of blessed memory. These the fatherly language of the plays) who proposed to “ Be sober, be vigilant (says the Greek-English), hedges are tonsile ; but where they are maintained banter us out of our ichthyophilozoosophy (fish-life
adversary the Devil walketh about, seeking from fifteen to twenty feet height, which is very frewhom he may devour.”**
quent in the places before mentioned," they are to be considering-wisdom, as a German, would call it). But “ Be sober, be vigilant (says the proper
cut, and kept in order with a scythe of four feet long, But something connected with the very excess of his
and very little falcated; this is fixed on a long, sneed elegancies on that point reassured us; and we read English-English), for your adversary the Accuser or straight handle, and does wonderfully expedite the on to the end of his paper, not only to our own enwalketh about, seeking whom he may devour." trimming of these and the like hedges
. An oblongatire gratification, but to that of some friends who Here is a a poor mistaken human being, instead
square, palisadoed with this plant, or the Flemish of a prowling Satan; and what can be more natural,
ornus, as is that I am going to describe, and may be happened to be with us, and whose alternate laughter
seen in that inexhaustible magazine at Brompton and gravity he would have been glad to see. The simple, or reconcileable with God's goodness and Park, (cultivated by those two industrious fellowpre-eminence, and the working of an improveable gardeners, Mr London and Mr Wise), affords such philosophy of the “box” and “luggage," the parson weakness and blockish mystery, instead of a maan umbraculum frondium, the most natural, proper
and his daughter, the green lane with its insect mur. station, and convenience for the protection of our murings (as if they were the “ voice of the sunlignant might?
orange-trees, myrtles, and other rare perennials and beams--the music of warmth and light"), the old To shew how accustomed we are to follow up the exotics, from the scorching darts of the sun, and heat
forest with its glooms, natural and supernatural, the spiritual analogies suggested by all kinds of reason- of the summer; placing the cases, pots, &c. under
shouts of the tempest, and the awful “talk of the able and loving faith, we will close this article with
this shelter, when, either at their first peeping out of
the window conclave, or during the increasing heat of trees, "--all, we venture to say, are excellent, and a copy of verses which we wrote last winter, after the summer they are so ranged and disposed, as to promise admirably for the writer, who describes it as we had been thinking of some beloved friends who adorn a noble area of a most magnificent Paradisian
his first performance. We know not who he is; but have disappeared from this present state of being.
dining-room, to the top of Hortular pomp and bliss,
we conclude him to have too much heart, and too prince's court. Here the Indian narcissus, tuberoses, solid a foundation in knowledge, to be spoilt by this How sweet it were, if without feeble fright,
Japan lilies, jasmine, jonquils, periclimena, roses, approbation. It is curious (though natural enough)
carnations, with all the pride of the parterre, interOr dying of the dreadful beauteous sight,
that, in direct proportion to a correspondent's real mixed between the tree-cases, flowery vases, busts and An Angel came to us, and we could bear
statues, entertain the eye, and breathe their redolent abilities, we almost invariably find him modest and To see him issue from the silent air
odour and perfumes to the smell. The golden fruit, doubtful in the way in which he writes to us respectAt evening in our room, and bend on ours
the apples of the Hesperides, together with the ing his contributions. The one before us says he
delicious Ananas, gratify the taste, whilst the cheerful His divine eyes, and bring us from his bowers ditties of canorous birds recording their innocent
is not sure whether his paper is good, bad, indifferNews of dear friends, and children who have never amours to the bubbling fountain, delight the ear. ent, or even “execrable.” The truth is, that genius Been dead indeed: as we shall know for ever. At the same time the charming accents of the fair is apt to know itself well enough on occasion, but Alas! we think not what we daily see and virtuous sex, preferable to all the admired com
its standards of excellence are so high, that when posures of the most skilful musicians, join in concert About our hearths-angels, that are to be, with hymns and hallelujahs to the bountiful and
the impluse of composition is over, it reverts to Or may be if they will, and we prepare glorious Creator, who has left none of the senses
them, and is filled with doubt by the comparison. Their souls and ours to meet in happy air,- which he has not gratified at once with their most Besides, in proposing an article for insertion in anA child, a friend, a wife whose soft heart sings agreeable and proper objects.
other man's paper, there is another kind of doubt In unison with ours, breeding its future wings.
But, to return to Brompton. It is not to be which seizes a mind of a right order, unconnected imagined what a surprising scene such a spacious saloon, tapestried with the natural verdure of the
even with the consideration of literary merit. Our glistening foliage, presents the spectator, and recom- correspondent has honoured and obliged us.]
penses the toil of the ingenious planter; when, after THE WEEK.
a little patience he finds the slender plants (set but
at five or six feet distance, nor much more in height, From Wednesday the 17th, to Tuesday the 23rd of
“ Or whom?-by whom ?"_Not one word at prewell pruned and dressed) ascend to an altitude suffiSeptember. cient to shade and defend his Paradisian treasure,
sent, dear Reader, unravelling these mysteries. If I A HEDGE FOR YOUR WALKS; AND A NATURAL PAVILION, without excluding the milder gleams of the glorious am worthy of being better known, proceed with me
and radiant planet, with his cherishing influence and [From Evelyn's 'Silva, or a Discourse on Forest Trees.']
but for a little while, and our acquaintance will kindly warmth, to all within the enclosure-refreshed rapidly increase: in the mean time, be indulgent Evelyn is a writer hardly good enough to come with the cooling and early dew, pregnant with the under our head of Celebrated Authors;' but another sweet exhalations, which the indulgent mother and enough to prepare yourself for a specimen of him will do capitally well in this portion teeming earth sends up to nourish and maintain her
numerous and tender offspring. of our Journal,—not that the department excludes
But, after all, let us not dwell here too long, whilst
“Good bye, my dear Henry, do take care of yourcelebrated authors; the reader knows to the contrary; the inferences to be derived from those tempting and
self,” are the parting words of an affectionate sister but because of his fitness for a flowery sojourn, and his temporary objects prompt us to raise our contemplation “Good bye." Bang goes the door, and at six o'clock, love of nature. The present passage seemed particularly lations, and all our pains and curiosity, representing a little on objects yet more worthy our noblest specu
one clear cold morning in the latter end of August, suitable to us this week, because it concludes with that happy state above, namely, the celestial Paradise :
I find myself in a long, dull, silent street, in a expressing the same faith in that double garden of let us, I say, suspend our admiration awhile of these northern town of Scotland, naking my utmost speed here and hereafter, which we have touched upon terrestrial gaieties, which are of so short continuance, to the coach, to meet a friend with whom I had in the preceding article. Evelyn, by education and
and raise our thoughts from being too deeply im- arranged to take a trip to the Highlands.
mersed and rooted in them, aspiring after those one part of his nature, was much of a formalist, and
supernal, more lasting and glorious abodes, namely, There is something rather noticeable in the apnot a little of a pedant; neither was he free from a Paradise, not like this of ours, with so much pains pearance of a provincial town at this early hour of certain fallings-in with expediency, which would have and curiosity, made with hands, but eternal in the hea
the morning, particularly when the houses, built of better become a more stirring and less pretending amaranths ; * all the plants perennial, ever verdant, ever vens, where all the trees are trees of life, the flowers all
stone, present a dull, high, and heavy front, which character; but he had a genuine love of the world he
pregnant; and where those who desire knowledge prevails in that part of the country; they look like lived in, as well as a pious sense of another; and was may fully satiate themselves; taste freely of the fruit the
corpses of buildings, and have an unnatural asthe honoured friend of Cowley.
of that tree which cost the first gardener and posterity
pect. There is the silence of night, with the clearThe present extract is from the account of the to the allurements of the senses may take and eat, and
ness of day: there is light, but no life : there they Hornbeam in his famous work on Forest Trees, which still be innocent; no forbidden fruit, no serpent to stand, gaunt and gloomy, and quite distinct the is thought, with reason, to have inspirited the growth deceive, none to be deceived.
habitations, but where are the inhabitants? There of timber in this country, and strengthened its Hail! O hail then, and welcome you blessed are the dark glazed windows, but where the moving 66 wooden walls."
Elysiums, where a new state of things expects us;
forms, the glimpses of life and activity, to be caught The Hornbeam, being planted in small fosses or detain us here awhile, shall be changed into real and
behind them? The doors too, are not only closed, but trenches, at half a foot interval, and in the single row, substantial fruitions, eternal springs, and pleasure seem shut with a closeness determined to resist all makes the noblest and stateliest hedge for long walks intellectual, becoming the dignity of our nature. in gardens or parks, of any tree whatsoever whose
future attempts at being opened. There are objects leaves are deciduous, and forsake their branches in Amaranth means unfading-immortal.
also to be met with at this hour, which you may author therefore wishes to be understood, not that the winter, because it grows tall, and so sturdy as not to flowers are all “amaranths” in the specific sense (which
in vain for at another; there is the hungry, lean, be wronged by the winds; besides, it will furnish to
would make but a poor heaven) but that all the flowers, of the very foot of the stem, and flourishes with a glossy whatever kind, are everlasting.
spectral-looking dog, with brown, dingy hide, walkand polished verdure, which is exceedingly delightful,
ing slowly up the street alone, anxiously peering of long continuance, and of all other the harder
round for the first refuse to be thrown out. There woods, the speediest grower, maintaining a slender
is tiie solitary beggar-woman, concealed in a dark upright stem, which does not come to be bare and Points of Landscape for the Mind's Eye. These brown tattered cloak, hanging from her head, and sticky in many years.. It has yet this (I shall call it) mountains (of Savoy) are so high, that half an hour infirmity, that, keeping on its leaves till new ones after sunset its rays still gild the tops of them ; and
fastened tightly beneath her chin ;' a withered, miser. thrust them off, it is clad in russet all the winter long. the reflection of red on those white summits forms a
able outskirt of humanity, cut off from the rest of her That admirable espalier hedge in the long middle beautiful roseate colour, which may be perceived at species, prowling about, with her staff projecting bewalk of the Luxembourg garden at Paris, than which a great distance.-Rousseau.
fore her, on the same errand. And then amidst the
silence, your boots make such a confounded clattering, ter there is no call at present; therefore, dear Reader, it is lifted from the ground, till it is deposited in you fancy it must awaken all the inhabitants of the you act wisely and well-Allons !
Heav—pshaw! on the Coach-they would not quit street, and that the pretty girls will be leaping simul- One stormy evening, in hurrying along a gloomy sight of it for one moment; even mid-way in air they taneously from their beds to take a peep at the tra- street in the old town of Edinburgh, I overtook a are fearful it will be entrapped by some fairy sprite, veller ! Oceasionally, at the upper windows, a flutter big burly man, struggling against the wind, and and disappear. There is no maxim on which man. of something quite indescribable is to be seen ; and pushing his way rudely through the crowd, when a kind are so universally agreed, as the necessity there if a door should be opened and shut, the noise is violent gust blew off his hat. His ponderous size, is for every one to look after his luggage. Look at echoed through the town.
and the suddenness with which he turned round to that old woman; she is in absolute terror; she snatches The general stillness and apparent lifelessness lend pursue his fugitive head-piece, startled those persons a momentary wild side glance, but instantly her eyes a promising and vivid colouring to those animate immediately following, and created a bustle ; some are rivetted on her box. If you were to address her, objects which may appear : in artists' phrase, they females behind were alarmed at the commotion, she would scream, and squash herself down on it, as come out strongly; they are seen in a novel aspect, arising, as they thought, from some black-looking the best means of securing its safety. She conceives and their traits and peculiarities take a strong hold beast scampering along with rapidity, and pursued it impossible, that you could have any other motive of the imagination. Never shall I forget, in passing by a huge man; and, wisely following the established than a design against her box :—she bas but two ideas, along one summer morning on a fishing excursion, rule of their sex on such occasions, they screamed one, that she has a box; the other, that all the world having my attention attracted by the quick clattering the terror increased, and the shiriek was answered by are in league to deprive her of it. Verily, I believe, and foundering of iron heels on the pavement. fifty; the uproar and consternation became general; that some people have a suspicion that even the lobI looked up the street, and beheld at the further end all took to flight, or called out lustily for help. bies and staircases have the power of kidnapping a moving mass of clothes, umbrellas, and portman. Amiable elderly ladies, and young ones of unim- luggage. I have seen a traveller rise twenty times teaus; a conglomeration of human habiliments : peachable character rushed into shops, and clasping in an hour to look at his trunk in the passage ; eating above all these there appeared conspicuous, and court- their arms around the necks of astonished shop-boys, and drinking, and newspaper-reading, could not diing especial notice, a blue cloak with the brightest of begged in the name of mercy for refuge and pro- vert his attention from this. I watched him from an scarlet linings, Auttering and flapping in the air; tection ;-windows were dashed up in hundreds, and adjoining room, and saw him poke half his body out, and evidently some being was perseveringly grap- eager faces projected,-maid servants ran to the doors with a carving knife and fork in his hands; the pling with it; but it contrived ever to elude his hold, in dozens, and “ Eh sirs ! whaat is't ?” resounded thought had struck him, just as about to commence and in the strife the umbrella fell to the ground, and through the streets. — Reader, there is sometimes dinner; he came again, with his mouth stuffed full, then the portmanteau, and the hat box, and with much in a hat!
to take a glance; again, with a wine-glass in his each there was a snatching and conflict, of which
Now then we proceed. We are on the coach at
hand; and afterwards with a paper.—“0, now my words can give no adequate idea. No sooner was one last. My friend, punctual to his appointment, with dear, do take care of your luggage,” is the earnest adfairly caught and imprisoned, than another made its
a brace of pointers and a fowling piece; I, with only monition of our parents and guardians to us in early escape, and the bright scarlet banner mingled in all a humble fishing rod. Scorn me not ;-little can you life, and it is repeated till nearly our dying days. parts of the fray, which held out no hope of being imagine the ethereal taper of that magic wand, so
Here I feel inclined to make a moral reflection :speedily terminated, when a horn was blown !-How finely pointed as to be hardly discernible within
Truly this world seems but a huge caravansary, in utterly feeble was my estimate of human physical three feet of its extremity; and barely can your fancy
which it is the most important business of all to look power ;-look at him! see with what preternatural picture the delicacy and sparkling beauty of my
after their luggage ! energy and all- embracing clutch he seizes the multi
gossamer tackle, impervious to all but an angler's farious objects around him! They are gathered to
practised eye. Look at this elegant little morsel The time is up, the preparations for starting are gether, and pressed in one voluminous mass against this artificial fly—with its silver grey wings, and dark drawing rapidly to a close. What shuffling and his chest and face, and in this plight he waddles off green glistening body, from which peeps out the most shifting! What anxiety in each one to make himat a rate certainly miraculous; his head is thrown enticing bit of purple steel with its delicate barb, like self entirely comfortable! There is a cluster of huback, and his mouth is just perceptible, emerging up- the serpent amid the flowers of Eden, tempting, not man beings around the coach even at this early hour wards, puffing and gasping for air;-never did I wit- forcing to destruction; no, never could aught so frail -meagre mechanics, standing gazing with a look half ness running before, except in a dream, in which I
and beautiful be guilty of violence; the enamoured curiosity, half inertness, but in perfect silence; no beheld a creature clamber up the precipitous sides of fish swims after it, and lies pantingly on the bank, one ventures to speak but the guard and coachman, the lower regions, and make his escape with a legion happy to die gazing on the witching insect. Schiller's or some garrulous passenger. Look at these poor of devils after him. But our traveller's woes were
Robber, after he has plunged the dagger into Emily's females huddling together, with their arms muffled unhappily not at an end; his head was in an unfa
bosom, asks if it was not sweet thus to die by the up under their aprons, their shoulders drawn forvourable position for the retention of his hat, and
hands of her lover, and she replies—" Oh! most ward, their heads and feet uncovered, as they stand when turning into the street where the coach was
sweet!" In like manner have I fancied that the shivering with idle gaze on the coach! These are waiting, it was blown off, and carried to some dis bulky salmon gasped out “most sweet," as it turned factory girls, as they are called, on their way to comtance. Shouts of laughter from the passengers greeted a sentimental glance from its glazed and dying eye mence their labours, which will continue with short this mischance;—surely now our hero of the cloak will
on the little gaudy, heartless piece of mischief, reposing intermission for fourteen or fifteen hours, in a heated give up in despair? Not so he throws all away, and a few inches from its nose.
unwholesome atmosphere, with the machinery, in its springs with undivided energy at his hat; his knees
But above all, gentle Reader, if you could bring unvaried motions, swinging before their eyes the reach his chin as he runs, and his arms are extended before your view the lonely glen, glittering with the
floors vibrating beneath them from the ceaseless horizontally like wings;—he has caught it-hereturns dewy leaves of the green and sweetly-scented birch; working of the bulky engines and in their ears a -again the supernatural grapple at his accoutrements;
the brawling, sparkling brook, making its way heavy clanking and dull din, monotonous and rapid and in an instant he reaches the coach, panting and through rocky impediments, round which it growls as their employment. Such changeless labour, one perspiring, with a gibe from the guard, and a geneand grumbles, fretful at being interrupted in its
would think sufficient to obliterate all humanity from ral titter from the passengers.
course; the fragrant banks clad with wild flowers their souls; yet in spite of this, a touch of womanWell, after all, man is a noble animal !ma perse- and heath; the tempting recesses,
hood remains: the hair in some cases is parted not vering and energetic animal-an animal capable of
ungracefully, and a curl here and there, placed with
“ Haunts right seldom seen, sustaining a conflict with cloaks, umbrellas, and port
Lonely, leafy, cool, and green.”
due care, bespeaks a still remaining attention to neatmanteaus-yea, of subduing them and bearing them
ness, and a pride in their personal appearance. There off, captives into captivity. The spots of green sward, sprinkled with daisies
is no cnvy in their looks, as they behold the passengers the seclusion—the deep and profound peace, tinged bustling around them, gay and elate; no wish, nor Talking of hats, brings to my mind an incident which I witnessed some years since in the metropolis this—« Well, prosing sir, what then?” Why, why they cannot raise their feelings to that pitch ; all is softly with a smile of joy_if you could behold all
hope, that they too should have an excursion. No, of Scotland.
then, my imperious beauty, you would remonstrate Engaging Reader, (female, to wit ; for if I win but slightly against sauntering down that same glen apathy; they seem to be destinarians ; to have a dull
apprehension that every thing moves on in its pre-oryou, I win all) let me deprecate your wrath for comwith me and my fishing rod, some sparkling summer
dained course; that the coach must go, and the pasmitting these digressions; variety is the charm of
morning! existence; believe in this, and pardon me; resume
sengers go with it; and that they must proceed to Too enchanting Reader! these digressions all
their accustomed labours; and away they shuffle that soft and kindly smile, so sweet and becoming, spring from you; you see I cannot get on-I am
Heaven be merciful to them! The suband
in groups. say, “ Very well, sir, go on as suits your fancy. now talking to you, thinking of you, admiring you! ject is too serious for our present purpose—so let us I am not given to squabbling; you will find me
Hard is my lot to have so vivid an imagination. be off. compliant to all your whims and vagaries for the fu- Why is it (I ask in the utmost perplexity) that you ture.”—There's a dear and noble creature, and in will sit before me with that Grecian head, dimpled The coach has started-off to the hills. There is return for this tiny bit of courtesy I will whisper in smile, arch and intelligent glance, and
music in the words, “ hill and dale;” they give the your ear a secret,-closer.
Reader, we are on the coach! Bandboxes are idea of a cheerful undulating buoyancy of step, a “ But sir, you tickle me, breathing in my ear.” handed up in dozens, and old women with handker- breezy gladness, a certainty of peace and joy; they Do I? Wretch that I am! then I will breathe chiefs tied round their bonnets and faces, and young
are away from the world, and have a perfume and a on your cheek;—now listen. There are but two expres- ones with ribbons, glance from heaven to earth, that
breath that belongs not to it. So long as I can sions becoming to the female face, the sprightly and is, their eyes follow with the most intense anxiety breathe a blessing, that blessing shall be bestowed on affectionate, or the proud and petrifying: for the lat- the passage of their precious gear, from the moment hill and dale, and the breath of an autumnal eve.
That hour of richness, soft, and deep
siderably softened in our sentiments by a tolerable through the solemn gloom around follow it ; now it Intense, and fraught with feeling,
breakfast. The day has likewise undergone a similar is lost, now appears, again you see it far up in the disAs tho' a sigh before its sleep
change. The sun has blent itself with the cool morn- tance, penetrating into that dusky ravine, like to the From Nature's soul came stealing.
ing air, and not a tree, or shrub, or blade of grass, subduing smiles of a young girl of sixteen, making As if the thought of midnight gloom
but sparkles up with an aspect clear and glittering, their irresistible way into the hoary and shaggy heart Oppress'd its gentle heart,
beaming with gratitude and cheerfulness : nay, even of a great sulky grandpapa, not over well pleased at the bright buff road, with its margin of green, puts
the favour requested. And glimpes of a silent tomb, In which we all must part.
on a pleasant smile, and gives us a kind invitation to pro- If we had time, we might roam as far as that ra
ceed. The sky is very blue, the breeze inspiring ; from vine, and there behold the brook tumbling down from Away we rumble ;-the air blows freshly, all are in the woods are borne the most penetrating perfumes ; rock to rock, plunging and leaping on its solitary good humour; and the gibe, the laugh, and cursory
and the streaks of sunshine, scattered hither and course, nothing near it but the dark woods, and the remark, are rife amongst the passengers as we, pass
thither on the soft moss beneath the tall pines, and grey rocks through which it foams. The eye of man along. Some muffled themselves up in cloaks, but I
the deep mysterious glimpses we catch into the recesses rarely rests on it, though congregated multitudes courted the breeze, unbuttoned my coat and vest, and of the forest, all combine to excite in the mind the might well assemble to yield it their applause: but it had serious thought of pulling off my neckkerchief.
most pleasurable emotions. Now castle-building shuns society; it is a gloomy and scornful spirit, that With bounding spirits, as mine were that morning, proceeds on a magnificent scale—what beautiful forms gains a proud satisfaction in the mournful and indigthe difficulty is to sit upon a coach. If one could
are created_how soft are the smiles that beam on nant tones in which it thunders out its wrongs. The but run or walk, or hop, or leap, or throw a summer
you-how sentimental your conversation unheard- trees too seem imbued with the same feeling; they set—but to sit on one spot without moving, certainly humane your thoughts, and limitless your capacity of raise up their tall, dark, solemn forms in the air, but amongst the trials of life it is not the least.
enjoyment! How the blood flows, and the pulse beats! disdain to utter their griefs, save when the blast
Let me sniff up the scent of these fir trees-- delicious ! comes rushing with its thousand wings through yon On, on, we rumble—the country glistens up freshly On one side of us there rises up a huge hill, or rather cleft ; perhaps in early days 'it wronged themand cheerfully around us. Wherever a labourer is to
cluster of hills, covered with the dark green fir, with far distant times, long since buried in that tombbe seen, he throws down his implements of hus- dusky ravines intervening, the dark shade on which less grave, oblivion ;-or mayhap it brings to their bandry, and comes forward to gaze on the coach.
quickens the imagination. Look over that mass of remembrance some dark calamity, or fearful revoLet us observe this one ;-he has already descried us, wood—what a huge group of trees !_how came so lution in the elder days, some tale of horror, mighty although we are yet a considerable distance from him,
many to be congregated together? Far as your eye wrong, or overwhelming destruction; for certain it. his spade is deposited in the ground with due care,
can reach, you may trace them till they are lost in an is, that at his presence they roar out their indigand he marches' deliberately up to the road side, that indistinct haze ; the whole mass presents one uniform nant fury, and hiss like a thousand serpents; they he may be in perfect readiness to have a complete and shade, save where it darkens in the clefts between the wring their arms and lash the air, and with omisatisfactory stare. He is for no half measures; the hills, and fades with grey in the distance. 'Tis a nous gestures menace the world with vengeance. thing must be done well; he must have all his senses desert of trce tops.
And the river breaks into a savage participation in in the most perfect order, and in the happiest circum
Reader, if you have a fancy for a life of solitude, their rage, and raises his voice and growls out his stances for enjoying the gratification. There is no
picture yourself dropped into the midst of these anathemas in tones of thunder, as he bounds along hurry, no agitation in his manner; it is calm and wooded hills, wandering over the soft unechoing his course, flinging up the foam of passion, gleamsolemn, it is an important matter, and must be pro- ground, consisting of the dead leaves of hundreds of ing white in the darkness
. And at night, when ceeded with cautiously. He has now reached the
years, presenting one shade, one aspect, that of decay the majestic masses of the woods are just visible in stone dyke, and slowly he folds his brawny arms, and
—no sky above your head, no air breathing on your face motion against the sky, and the torrent rushes past places them steadily upon it. He is not satisfied till
-where the silence is so profound that the snapping you like an enraged demon, and its roar mingles with Jie finds that they have a firm and comfortable lodg- of a branch tingles in your ear, and seems to startle the hissing of the pines, the scene is wild beyond ment. And now comes a still more important the whole forest.
description, and the inind is obliged to yield assent to point,—the chin must be planted on the arms in a In travelling in Scotland, you are frequently car- the belief that the elements are actuated by feelings favourable position : - he has achieved it! How ried over ground so high, that you can overlook a akin to those of humanity. But the wind wanes squash and square it is, presenting a noble base for
great extent of hilly country. The reader must bear gradually away, and solemnity again resumes its the upper works, from which the eyes gleam out,
in mind, that he is not exactly looking up to the hills, sceptre; the pines present their former still, grave encircled by numerous wrinkles, indicating a rigidly else he will have a poor idea of the magnificent pro- aspect, and the waters mutter in a ore subdued scrutinizing power. A cannon ball would rebound spect his eye can comprehend.
voice their spleen. from that head, it is placed so firmly. The time has
But now we come to a softer feature in the land- But there are times when the winds and the woods been computed accurately, for at the instant he seems in perfect readiness, the coach passes. Interesting scape, and one of peculiar
beauty; The coach passes hold more friendly intercourse with each other, when
the former come sweeping from far off, in long solemn moment! We are the honoured objects of his care- forest; and in the midst of this dell, as lovely a lane trains, with dirge-like music, and take up their abode ful inspection ; we pass, but his eyes still follow us. as ever tempted the footsteps of romantic pedestrian, in the bosom of the latter. Then there commences At length he is satisfied, slowly his arms are unfolded, pursues its solitary way, and walks fearless up into dim, wild, awful talk, mournful conversation, grave and with measured step he retraces his way, and de- the very bosom of the dark mountains.
conferences on old primeval times, when creation had liberately resumes his labour. Let us take another
Luxuriantly fringed with broom (now basking in
another aspect and allotment--and the river too, is specimen. There is a surly, independent-looking the golden rays of the sun), intermixed with the
admitted into their councils, and murmurs in a conman, who seems ashamed of such idle curiosity.
fiding tone his thoughts, and together they form a Three times he has laid aside his hoe, and as often purple heath, and here and there sweet spots of ver
dure glittering with daisies, does it not entice you, dreary and plaintive diapason. returned to it with a dogged determination to pro
I have stood, Reader, at the dead of night, by the ceed with his work: he takes another stolen side. gentle Reader, to saunter for an hour or two, and
dally with its sweets?" I thought so :-give me
roaring stream, rolling over rocks in vast foamy torglance. “ Ah! it is unusually crowded: what a
rents; around me wood-covered hills, heaped on fairly overcome his implement is thrown on one side, think of offering an arm, of poking an angular sharp quantity of luggage !—and a new leader!" He is your hand, let me retain it—this is the way to perambulate the hills, to roam the forests—who would hills; dim glens, precipices, and ravines—the blast
and the rain breaking on my face ; and then nature and he gazes his fill.–Certainly government need be bone into a lady's softly-rounded waist
, when he has
seemed to utter a voice I never heard before; I felt at no charges for coach inspectors in Scotland. a hand to give! Ah! what a spot for a declaration
that she “ did mean something !” And the wind, as. Now we pass the parsonage ;-yes, there he is, the
secluded, breathing intense life and enjoy it wailed in my ears, seemed to me the peaceless remshrewd old boy, patroling his garden, hands behind ment, and creating a strong feeling of mutual con.
nant of once omnipotent power wandering over its his back, coat blackish-brown, breeches untied, neck- sciousness. Picture the sauntering slowly along- lost realm, alternately muttering in indignation and cloth white, face unshaved, inquisitive wrinkled eye, the softly blushing cheek bent downwards, and a moaning in grief. sagacious wordly look about him; and no doubt a little on one side, while the fragrance and beauty of
But we shall be growing too romantic, and therepunch. But see, very pleasant fellow over a bowl
We have arrived at the last town the the scene lend a richness, a tenderness, an intensity
pause. there is a flutter at the window. What ! a bevy of to your words, which you feel a half-conviction must
coach can convey us to. We must now strike off into butterflies ? Ah, I see-the head of the parson's make their way to the little palpitating heart so close
the wilds, while the stage proceeds on the high road. daughter, covered with curl papers-peeping little to yours,—almost fluttering against you.
“Waiter, order a post chaise for T—-!"_“ The puss ! very curious and very shy. But be cautious,
The brightness of the blossom on the whins is be
roads are impassable, sir; the floods have carried them be exceedingly cautious, for if a young man takes a
away.” “ Never mind, we must go." glance at the parson's daughter, the parson's daugh- gles with it, and the heath lifts up its purple and yond all description; the bluebell occasionally min
dine, gentlemen ?" “ No, bring some biscuit and a ter takes to her heels!-
bottle of sherry." white spray-like head over the stone dyke, anxious On we go-but
to take its place on the picture. There is no sound, With your kind permission, courteous Reader, we
save a low hum of deep enjoyment-one might almost will continue our journey next weck. “ The bright sun is extinguished, and the stars fancy it the voice of the sunbeams; the music of
S. Do wander, darkling in the eternal space.".
warmth and light. Yet from this radiant path, walk Astounded Reader - I merely mean that the sunny but two or three steps on either side, and you are in smiles which lately overspread the countenance of 1 gloomy and profound solitude — take a glance
EDINBURGH. our fellow travellers are clouded, and in their eyes through that gap—the damp ground is covered with Nor Venice riseth from the sea more fair there is visible an unquiet restlessness—they shift to
dead leaves, which have lain for ages; large weeds of and fro on their seats, conversation flags, and their unnatural growth have sprung up, dank and covered
Than the regal city of the land :-she fills spirits are drooping low. They turn round anxiously with unhealthy dews, as if they grew by graves—the The ideal eye with beauty, and the hills, to see how the leaders get on, and fancy that the trunks of the trees, old and dull, --can you conceive The everlasting hills, as a broach do wear coachman might just use his whip a leetle more—now of solitude more perfect? Step in-you are in anthere is almost universal silence, only broken at in- other world, the air, cold and damp, creeps over your
Her stately beauty. In this stilly air, tervals by a deep sigh. The spirit of melancholy has face-above is a confused mass of black, through the
Swathed with the sunbeams, beautiful is she ;. descended upon us--depression has wrapped us up in fissures of which you catch a glimpse of the blue sky, Her far-of presence is a stirring power ; his grey cloak ;-can you expound the mystery? but so far distant, it must belong to another world; Her shadow doth rejoice the lonely sea : One word will dispel your ignorance_breakfast everything is grey, grave, and hoary,-aged, proThe digestive organs, like all idle beings, are becom- found, and mute, like the wrecks of a by-gone world.
The Sailor, who hath voyaged the perilous breast ing unruly for want of employment, and the inward The crackling branches under your feet make a start
Of the broad waters,—spying from the shrouds derangement causes outward distraction. But let us ling noise, as if sound was unknown in these regions, The city hanging radiant in the west, pass the disagreeables. For fifteen minutes, men and and silence was terrified at its intrusion. Are there The white towers, palaces, arise in crowds, women, lubberly boys, and eager-eyed girls, have no half grey, half-green, filthy creatures, creeping Deems them perchance bright mansions of the blest, snatched and devoured, growled and gormandized, through here? Surely there are—did I not hear the spluttered with knives and forks, tea-spoons and cups, wheezing of a forest-beast of unknown name and
A city fashion'd in the sun-lit clouds. J. C. as if--but no, there is no earthly comparison for it; form, and see the expression of a hideous countenance their only excuse is, that it is done from compassion on that withered trunk? to their digestive organs-disinterested humanity!
Real Wants Few. If the philosopher be happy, it Let us be off_let us return to our sweet path, and is because he is the man from whom fortune can take All this is past, and we are again on our way, con- trace it through the hills. See it winding its way
the least. Rousseau.
“ Won't you
QUEEN MARGARET OF NAVARRE'S ness of the masonry, and the awful prison-like gloom
"TWO AGED OAKS" IN HYDE PARK. ENTRANCE INTO PORT D'USSON.
of the gallery. The royal party began to doubt the To the Editor of the London Journal.
sincerity of their guide. The following sprightly bit of narrative is from a “ Is De Cauvres a hermit?” exclaimed Margaret;
Birmingham, Sept. 2, 1834. new historical novel just published, entitled “ Henrie “ does he live in a cell ?"
Dear Sir,— When I was in London, a few weeks Quatre, or the Days of the League.” Margaret, who Pomini made no reply, for he was preparing for since, I observed in Hyde Park, near the bridge more upon her own account than as the wife of the his last effort.
Suddenly he stopped, and waved aloft his torch,
over the Serpentine river, two very old and pictuHuguenot King of Navarre, is in a state of opposition commanding the attendants to do the same.
resque oaks, which are railed in from the public. to the court of her brother Henry the Third, tricks invitation the party approached the spot whereon he The fact of these trees being enclosed has considerthe Governor of Usson out of his post by the help stood, but were awe-struck with the seeming horror ably excited my curiosity to know what particular
of their position. They were no longer enclosed of the vanity of his Seneschal, which is here ex
history is connected with them, or of what interestbetween the walls of the gallery, but found themselves cellently portrayed. The whole novel (we say it in standing on a balcony projecting into the murky
ing event they are the memorials. That they india spirit of real respect, and out of no invidiousness) space. Above and beneath was utter darkness :- cate the scene of some remarkable incident of pas: is a remarkable proof of the progress of knowledge the partial dim atmosphere of light which surrounded
times, or at least of some incident worthy of rememthem, was just sufficient to make the awful gloom among those whose education has not been very
brance, I do not doubt, as mere longevity or pictuvisible. scholarly. Evidences to the latter effect lurk here
De Nevailles caught hold of the Seneschal. “ Why resqueness of appearance, would not, I imagine, have and there, forming a singular contrast with the this mystery?” said he, not knowing whether it were been sufficient inducements to make the authorities author's general command of words, even of the prudent to express alarm.
anxious to protect them, in a measure, from rude and
“ Look !” exclaimed the Seneschal, beckoning the most scholarly nature. The fault of the book is that
destructive hands. As I am particularly curious in party to approach the iron railing which skirted the it is too much spun out, and deals in details not balcony. Impelled by mingled curiosity and dread,
matters of this nature, and experience considerable commensurate with the importance of what is going Margaret and her friends ventured to obey Pomini's pleasure from viewing existing memorials of every forward. The passing introduction of Brantome is bidding:
description of interesting event in our past history,
“ Now watch the descending light!" exclaimed the very pleasant.
or in the histories of distinguished individuals, I feel mysterious functionary ;-and at these words, he and Navarre was known to be in Auvergne, and thither his domestics threw their torches into the abyss. a strong desire to know all that is remarkable and the happy travellers proceeded in search of him, The glaring whirling meteors as they fell, illumi- memorable connected with these two spectre-looking arriving before D'U'sson in the manner we have just nated the cavernous side of the descent, and impressed
oaks in Hyde Park. I have no friend in London related A brilliant idea entered the mind of the awe-struck gazers with terror of the dreadful gulf Margaret, when she beheld the lofty rocks on which over which they stood. After many a mazy gyration,
who can afford me any information on this subject; the fortress was built, its impregnability and romantic the lights reached the bottom, and burned ficker- and believing you to be a "good-natured man," and site; but, without communicating her sudden rosolve, ingly in the abyss.
the last to be offended at a little freedom of this kind, she simply requested the Baron to ask De Cauvres
The group surveyed them from above with awe.
I take the liberty of writing to you, for the purpose the hospitality of the castle for a daughter of “ Something shines close to the red light of the France. furthest torch !" cried De Nevailles, who was the first
of making the inquiry. I shall feel very much Flushed with her scheme, she drew aside the to break silence.
obliged if, in your “ Notices to Correspondents," curtain on approaching the gate-tower, and at the “ Very likely,” said Pomini, in a careless tone, you will have the goodness to satisfy my curiosity, expected presence of the old governor ; but in his " the skulls are scattered about in profusion.”
by informing me on the above head, should you posplace stood the smirking and bowing Pomini, who A cry of horror arose from the fair living dames at was dazzled with the beauty of the fair voyagers, this announcement; nor was their dread diminished sess the necessary information. and quite forgot the graceful Gabrielle. Margaret by discovering that they were now in total darkness, Wishing you great success in your present undersmiled inwardly at his officiousness, but she saw at “ By St. Hubert!” exclaimed the Baron, “ it would taking, a glance that he was her own, and might be moulded only be doing justice to throw you to the spirits be
I am, Sir, &c. to her purpose. This was sufficient to induce her to neath! Tell us, what means this, or you shall rue
A CONSTANT READER return his civilities with condescension, and make your mischief.” him the proudest of men. He already fancied him- “ Where those torches burn are the dungeons of
OF THE “ LONDON Journal." self Monsieur L'Isle du Marais, * and even went so D’Usson,” replied Pomini ; “there, his Majesty, P.S. Many thanks for giving up the abominable far as to presume on the possible acquisition of a Louis, the eleventh of that name, of happy memory,
page of advertisements. baron's coronet and mantling.
kept the state prisoners, whose treason was manifest. The cortège passed into the interior court, where Your Majesty's ancestor," continued the Seneschal, [*** We are sorry we cannot give the informathe Queen and Emilie alighted, and were conducted speaking to the Queen of Navarre, “was a wise tion here required. Perhaps some of our readers by the enraptured Seneschal into the hall. Great prince—no one could escape from these depths." was the indignation of the loyal governor, when one “ Let us away from the horrid sight," cried the
can furnish it.-En.] of the pages ran to inform him that his visitor was Queen, who had retained the hand of Emilie out of the Queen of Navarre ; but as it was too late to fcar. proceed to the court-yard, where he could only “ There is no danger from this conceited fool,” A REMINISCENCE OF THE FAIR OF dispute with his servant the honour of the reception, whispered De Nevailles, who was close to Made
BARTHOLOMEW, he wisely resolved to take up a position with his moiselle. daughter in the saloon of state, and in order to in- As the road was straight, no great difficulty was All unforgotten is that sunny day, crease the group, the page was desired to bring his found by the visitors in groping their way out of the
Ah! days were sunny then ! fellow immediately, that they twain might be in gallery into the genial light of day, and the warm readiness to do honour to royalty, and reflect a pro- tapestried chamber. But their anger now vented
When I, a happy and a truant boy, per dignity on the rank of the governor.
itself against the Seneschal; he was surrounded by a (Why are those synonymes ?) bounded away, But for this coup d'état there was more than abun- circle of inquisitors, who threatened him with every All mud and mirth, and gingerbread, and joy; dant time; for Pomini indulged in his usual artifice punishment they could think of. with visitors, of conducting them through the entire “ If I had been anxious only to revenge an insult
Prancing in puddles, panting thro' each pen, suite of rooms of the castle, ere he introduced them to my sovereign,” said De Nevailles, “your body
Into that Babylon of booths—the Fair: to the Marquis; commenting the while on the antique would have been flung after the torches.”
Weeks had I vow'd, Bartholomew, to strive fort; beauty of the furniture, the lofty proportion of the " But why show us these curiosities when the Mar.
True to that vow, but little did I care, chambers, and the historical importance of the royal quis is waiting ?” exclaimed Margaret, who could not chateau. repress a smile at the singular occurrence.
Though I, like thee of old, were flay'd alive for't. “ Stay! stay! Monsieur !” said the fatigued Queen Pomini, who was taken off his guard by the cheer- Oh! joyous child! I mark'd the glittering shew. . of Navarre; " has not the Marquis a fair daughter- ful speech of the Queen, replied with naiveté, “that Of wearied mountebanks; and envied much a pearl of price? Let us not delay in doing her since the visit of the Abbé Bourdeille de Brantome to honour.” D’Usson, he had taken his advice, which was to dis.
Their recklessness of mirth–I deem'd it such ; “ Her beauty can only be eclipsed by the bright play the dreary depths of the prison caverns to
For then it had not been my lot to know, luminaries before whom I now stand!” replied the visitors, ere he introduced them into the presence of That Harlequins have griefs and even Clowns feel woe. assiduous and crafty Seneschal: “ and your Majesty the Lady Gabrielle, that her lightsome beauty might Saunders was lov'd and Gyngell deified ; shall see her soon."
strike her beholders with all the force of intense conBut Monsieur Pomini had something yet in store trast."
None sure were happy if “the Players ” were not. for his new friends, ere their eyes were blessed with A peal of laughter followed this explanation,
To dreams of degradation, hints of pride, the presence of the Lady Gabrielle. To the surprise which was uttered in a tone which at once displayed The gorgeous Scowtons' troop replied, of the Queen and her suite, he opened a small door the vanity and weakness of the Seneschal, at the same
Scout on, we care not. behind the tapestry of the last chamber, and disap- time that it bespoke the sincerity of the impulse. peared from view of his visitors, but soon returned « Ah! the Abbé De Brantome is a man I reve
Eighteen short summers syne—where have ye fied, with a bundle of torches, which were speedily lighted. rence," said De Nevailles; “ his wit leaves a rough Dear wandering wonders—are ye old—or dead ?
“ What! torches in day-time!” cried Margaret in mark on every softer mind it comes in collision Ilave learned pigs “ the way of all pork” gone ? surprise. with.”
Are thieves of that day, now at Sydney justling; " Your Majesty must consider that it is the fault
Yea! Chunee too, the Llephant, bath flown; of the architect, not mine,” replied the obsequious Seneschal.
Dictatorial Manners.- In the too-frequent way of And “left the world” for greater beasts “to bustle in.” Any one but De Nerailles would have dissuaded communicating even useful counsel, there is almost Prince of Morocco! I admir'd of yore; the Queen from proceeding further, but his curiosity invariably something to rex, often to insult, and and love of eccentricity were deeply interested in the almost always the arrogance which assumes autho
Are ye in truth no more? denouement of this strange proceeding, and he re- rity, and exercises a species of despotism. Now, if Jesters have sought the grave—wild men turn'd tame; solved to let the Seneschal go to the full length of his
inen were as willing, and as ready to give reasons as Vimes mute, and infant prodigies grown old; line.
they are to give rules, much mischief might be pre- Chabert, though dieted on fire and Aame, The tapestry was put aside, and one by one follow. vented, and some good might be done. Pride is ing each other, the visitants passed trough the nar- undoubtedly gratified by being enabled to deal out
Despite his sulphur supperings, is cold. row door-way, and entered on a stone gallery or corits animadversions, and self-regard is flattered, but
Miss Biffen, without feet, her race has run, ridor. The light of the torches displayed the rude
at a terrible expense,-a great sacrifice of benevo- The Spotted Boy visits this spot no longer;
lence. Yet, it is no small part of good-breeding and The dwart's short thread of life is overspun, A title which he wished to obtain in order to elerate good morals to give appropriate advice appropriately. bis stock.-ED.
And the strong man has wrestled with a stronger.
XXXVII.-FIVE STORIES OF THIEVERY.
Scene of past freaks, you are not what you were,
for valour and boldnesse. Sabellicus setteth it downe Tho' still the fair is foul, and foul is fair!
ROMANCE OF REAL LIFE,
with all the circumstances, and it is thus : A certaine The gongs and roundabouts, and "
Candiot called Stamat, being at Venice when the ups and downs,"
treasure was shewed in kindnesse to the Duke of And the wild gleeful laugh of Gyngell's clowns We take these from one of those celebrated old book- Ferrara, entred into the chappell so boldly that he Have flown: stall books, which were written hundreds of years ago,
was taken for one of the Duke's domesticall seruants, Old Richardson remains alone; when men only published because they were in earnest,
and wondering at so much wealth, instead of conThe last man' of the race,
tenting himself with the sight, he resolved from and which, therefore, are interesting in their very thence forwarde to commit some notable peece of Wearing his old familiar face;
errors and old-wives' fables. It is a folio, on all sorts theeuerie. Saint Mark's church, guilded with pure gold And galligaskins; of curious subjects, printed in an honest old type,
very neere all ouer, is built at the bottom round about For one would almost swear, and is a translation (through a French medium) from
within and without with peeces or tables of marble.
This Grecian theefe, marueilous cunning and nimble, They are the very pair,
the Latin of Camerarius, a German scholar and devised to take out finely by night one of the tables That eighteen years since brav'd the summer's baskings, essayist, famous in his day, but who has come to or stones of marble against that place of the church Vest, coat, continuations, seem the same, nothing with posterity, for a certain insufficiency of
where the altar stands, called The children's Altar, The voice, the gait, the spot, and eke the well-known discrimination between good and bad,-between what
thereby to make himself an entrance to the treasure ;
and hauing laboured a night, because the wall could is worthy of implicit acceptation, and what to be Health to thee, relic of a by-gone day,
not in that time bee wrought through, he laid the received with an accompaniment of doubt and a stone handsomely into his place againe, and fitted it Last of a class who 're fading fast away ; greater nicety of criticism.
so well, as no man could perceiue any shew of openThough penny shewman! *
ing it at all; as for the stones and rubbish that he
As we do not vouch for the truth of all the stories, tooke out of the wall, he carried it all away so nimFor thou hast paced thy daily path in quiet; No ereditor bewails thy heedless riot;
but have reason to do so for at least one of them, the bly and so cleanly, and all before day, that he was Who calls thee debtor? No man. first (which we have read often in authentic books),
neuer discovered. Hauing wrought this many nights,
hee got at length to the treasure, and began to carie we have not divided them, as usual, under heads of Punctual as tax collector in thy rounds,
away much riches of diuers kinds. I did once see their own, but have lumped all together.
The conThy tireless industry has won its meed;
this treasure, and wondured at it, being admitted cluding one will remind Chaucer's readers of his amongst the traine of the ambassador of Fredericke Thy parsimonious pennies swoln to pounds, exquisite story of the Three Thieves. [By the way, precious stones set in worke, I saw there twelue
the Emperor. For besides an infinite number of Hundreds to thousands, in due course succeed;
when is Mr Clarke's Chaucer to appear, which is to Thou'rt rich enough to dream of lasting joys,
crownes, and as many brest-plates of golde, set with enable us all to read the divine old poet in new And set up-a new pair of corduroys!
an innumerable sort of jems, whose brightnesse would spelling?]
have dazzled the eyes both of the bodie and of the “ No, Measter, no," I think I hear thee say, « That's not my way; There is a certain French booke (quoth our
minde; more ouer, pots of aggat and other stones of author) set foorth in our time (entituled An Intro- their value : also shrines, candlesticks, and manie
price, the eares exceeding!y high esteemed because of Let spendthrift managers dress, ride, and cab it;
duction to the treatise of the conformitie of ancient other implements for altars, which were not only My habits are unchang'd, nor will I change one wonders, with moderne, &c.) in which many notable habit.” pilferings are related, and some of them (to my of worth, that the gold was nothing in comparison
of pure gold, but also garnished with so many stones Landmark of mirthful memories long remain,
seeming) almost incredible, as well for the bold parts thereof. I speak not of the Vnicorne's horne which
as the cunning tricks of the theeues. I will here set Chief of the balatronic troop—the travelling train, down some of them, as they are found there. In the
is infinitely estimated, nor the duke's crowne, nor And each September time of King Francis, the first of that name, a certaine had carried away all by leasure. But (as it is com
the other peeces of exquisit worke, which this Greek Bring to a myriad minds the days again,
theefe, apparelled like a gentleman, as he was diuing monly said) adulterie and theft were neuer long time Sweet to remember.
into a great pouch, which John Cardinall of Lorraine hid; and because this fault could not be so soon dis.
had hanging by his side, was espied of the King, couered, it so fell out that the authore thereof laid Come thou, Bartholomew; much mirth and noise ;
being at masse, and standing, right ouer against the it open, and the theefe bewraied himself. He had Come renovate our rattles, tops, and toys,
Cardinall. The theefe perceiuing himselfe spied, held Teaching one gentle truth vp his finger to the King, making a sign that he should Isle of Candie, called Zacharias Grio, an honest man,
a compeere in the citie, a gentleman of the same To soberer years ; in mem'ry of past joys.
say nothing and he should see good sport. The
and of a good conscience. Stamat one day taking Oh! pardon the frivolities of youth;
haue cause to laugh, let him alone; and within a from him that hee should keepe secret that which he Nor wholly curb the young and buoyant will, while, after comming to the Cardinall, tooke occasion, should tell him, discouered from the beginning to But suffer children to be children still.
in talking with him, to make the Cardinall goe to his the end all that he had done: and then carries him W. L. R.
pouch, who, missing what he had put therein, begins
to his house, where he shews him the inestimable
The gentleman being verwas as merrie on the other side. But after the King * Some years since, during the period of the St Alban's
tuous and conscionable, stood amazed at the sight, Fair, a fire occurred in that town: Richardson
had well laughed, he would gladlie that the Cardinall troop' were very active in their endeavours to stay its should haue had againe what was taken from him, as
aud quaking at the horror of the offence, began to
reele, and could no longer stand. Whereupon ravages; but damage to a great extent occurred, and a indeed he made account that the meaning of the taker general subscription took place: a rough ill-clad person waited on the Committee and gave one hundred pounds! was; but whereas the King thought he was an honest
Stamat (as they say) like a desperat villaine, was
about to bare killed him in the place, and as his In what name shall we put down this munificent sum ?
gentleman, and of some account, in that he shewed asked the Secretary. “ Richardson, the peony shewman,' himselfe so resolute and held his countenance so well; stayed the blow hy saying that the extreame joy which
will of doing it increased, Grio mistrusting him, was the proud reply.
experience showed that he was a most cunning thiefe,
he conceiued in seeing so many precious things, of if he iested, was in good carnest. Then the Cardinall made him (as it were) beside himself. Stamat, con
which he neuer thought to haue had any part, had turned all the laughter against the King, who, using A GOOD HINT FOR DANCERS his wonted oth, swore, by the faith of a gentleman, side, Grio receiued in gift of him a precious stone,
tent with that excuse, let him alone. Of the other [From the new French periodical, published in Paris
That it was the first time that ever a theefe had made
and of exceeding great value, and is the same that and London, and entitled the “ Caméléon."] The other theeuish trick was plaid in the presence So, making as if he had some weightie matter
is now worne in the forepart of the dukes crowne. The existence of the country-dance is threatened. of the Emperor Charles the Fift. He upon a day The galopade has been tried; but the galopade de comanding a remooue, while everie man was busied
to despatch, forth he goes of the house, and hies him ranges the ladies' head-dresses, tumbles their clothes, in putting up his stuffe, there entred a good fellow
to the palace, where hauing obtained accesse to the and Austers their faces. As the ladies have no right into the hall where the Emperour then was, being that there needed expedition, otherwise Stamat might
duke, he reuealeth all the matter, saying withall to make theinselves ugly, the galopade must be given meanely accompanied and readie to take horse. This up. The mazurka comes next, and it has numerous theefe hauing made a great reuerence, presently went
rouse himself, looke about him, disguise himself, partisans. We shall see! While these revolutions are about the taking downe of the hangings, inaking great
shift lodging or saue himself otherwayes with the hanging over us, there is one thing which alone would hast, as if he had much businesse to doe ; and though words, he drew forth of his bosome the precious
best of his booties. To give the more credit to his keep a man from dancing at all; a difficulty that re
stone that had been giuen him; which seene, some news itself at every first dance. If you invite a lady hangings, yet he went about it so nimbly that he to be your partner, she is engaged. What will you whose charge it was to take them downe, comming to
were sent away with all speed to the house, who laid
hold of Stamat and all that he had stollen, amount. de ? Ask another. Very good. But then it is as doe it, found that somebodie had already eased him ing to the value of two millions of gold, nothing much as to say to the former, “ I care no more for of that labour, and (which was worse) of carrying thereof being (as yet) remoued. So he was hanged dancing with you than with any other;" and to the second, “I dance with you for want of a better, and But the boldnesse of an Italian theefe was as great,
between two pillars : and the Informer (besides a because another has refused me!” How is this to be who plaied this part at Rome in the time of Pope
rich recompense which he had at that time receiued) avoided? By not dancing at all; because the lady Paul the Third. A certaine Cardinall having made
had an yearely pension out of the public treasurie for you first made choice of is no longer at liberty. But a great feast in his house, and the silver vessells being
so long time as he liued. in that case it may so happen, that you pass the lockt vp in a trunke that stood in a chamber next to
Petrus Iustinianus reciteth the same story after evening without dancing, however eagerly you may the hall where the feast had beene, whilst many were
Sabellicus, and withal setteth downe another of our desire otherwise. sitting and walking in this chamber wayting for their
time that fell out in the same citie of Venice. A In many towns to the south they manage after the masters, there came a man in with a torch carried Neapolitan found meanes with counterfeit keyes, to following fashion. To each man, as he enters, a bas- before him, bearing the countenance of the steward,
vnlock the common treasurer's chamber, and the ket of artificial flowers is offered, that he may choose and hauing a jacket on, who praied those that sate
yron chests that were therein, full of the common out of it. When he would obtain a partner, in lieu on the truoke to rise vp from it, because he was to
treasure, and carried away eight thousand crowns. of the customary formula --seldom relieved by the use the same; which they hauing done, he made it
But in a few days hee was taken, and by sentence of slightest variation," Madam, will you do me the ho- be taken vp by certain porters that followed him
the Tenne, after hee had his right hand cut off, was nour to dance with me?" he offers the flower, which in, and went cleane away with it. And this was
hanged at an high gibbet set vp of purpose in the the lady fixes in her belt till the dance is completed. done avhile the steward and all the seruants of the place called the Realte, neere to which the robberie By this means, no one exposes himself to the morti. house were at supper.
had been done. fication and risk of asking a lady who is already en- In the same chapter there be other strange and To the aforesaid description of the treasure of gaged, since whatever fair one is still without a notable tales of diuers theeueries; but it sufficeth to
Venice set downe by Sabellieus, I thinke not amiss Hower, is also without a partner.
have pickt out these three which I take for the most to annexe that which Phillip de Commines, a witmemorable among them. I will here add a fourth, nesse worthie to bee credited, reporteth to haue himwhich seemeth incredible, and excelleth all the rest selfe seene. “ There is at Venice,' saith he, “ Saint