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WARS WITH WILD BEASTS.

him, being assured by our Hottentots that, as he abandoning the jungle, retreated towards the mount

had only devoured a small portion of the horse, he ains. (From Mr Pringle's African Sketches.") would certainly be lurking in the vicinity. The After ascertaining the state of our rescued comrade, I suall now give some account of our wars with

huntsmen speedily assembled to the number of seven- *(who fortunately had sustained no other injury than a the beasts of prey, allowing, of course, due prece

teen horsemen, including Mulattoes and Hottentots; bloody scratch on the back, and a severe bruise on the dence to the lions. The first actual conflict of the bringing with them a goodly number of strong ribs, from the force with which the animal had dashed Glen Lynden settlers with this formidable animal, hounds.

him to the ground,) we renewed the chace with our occurred in June, 1821, while I was absent from The first point was to track the lion to bis covert.

Hottentot allies and hounds in full cry. In a short home, having gone to meet the acting governor, at This was effected by a few of the Hottentots on foot. time we again came up with the enemy, and found Somerset. The following were the circumstances as Commencing from the spot where the horse was him standing at bay under an old mimosa tree, by the detailed to me by the parties present. A horse was killed, they followed the spoor, or track, through side of a mountain stream which we had distinguished missing, belonging to old Hans Blok, one of our mu- grass, and gravel, and brush-wood, with astonishing by the name of Huntly Burn. The dogs were barklatto tenents, which, after some search, was discover- ease and dexterity, where an inexperienced eye could ing round, but afraid to approach him, for he was ed by the footpoints to have been killed by a lion.

have discovered neither footprint nor mark of any now beginning to growl fiercely, id to brandish his The boldest men of the settlement having assembled kind,-until at length we fairly tracked him into a tail in a manner that showed he was meditating misto give battle to the spoiler, he was traced to a se- large bosch, or straggling thicket, of brushwood and chief. The Hottentots, by taking a circuit between cluded spot, about a mile or upwards from the place evergreens, about a mile distant.

him and the mountain, crossed the stream, and took where he had seized his prey. He had carried the The next object was to drive him out of this re

* their station on the top of the precipice overlooking horse with him to devour it at its leisure, as is the usual treat, in order to attack him in close phalanx, and

the spot where he stood. Another party of us occupractice of this powerful animal.

On the approach

with more safety and effect. The approved mode in pied a position on the other side of the glen ; and of the hunters, the lion, after a little demur, retreat- such cases is to torment the animal vrith dogs till be placing the poor lion thus between two fires, which ed to a thicket in a shallow ravine at no great dis- abandons his covert, and comes forth into the open

confused his attention and prevented his retreat, we tance. The huntsmen followed cautiously, and ha- plain. The whole band of hunters then march for- kept battering away at him till he fell, unable again ving taken post on an adjoining height, poured vol- ward together, and fire deliberately, either one by

- to grapple with us, pierced with many wounds. ley after volley into the thicket. This bombardment one, or in volleys. If he does not speedily fall, but He proved to be a large full-grown lion, about six produced no perceptible effect; the lion kept under grows furious and advances upon his assailants, they years of age, as our coloured friends affirmed. He covert, and refused to give battle ; only when the must then stand close in a circle, and turn their measured fully eleven feet from the nose to the tip of wolf-hounds were sent in to tease him, he drove them horses rear outward; some holding them fast by the the tail. His fore leg below the knee was so thick forth again with a savage growl, killing two of those bridles, while the others kneel to take a steady aim at that I could not span it with both my hands; and who had dared to approach him. At length Mr the lion as he approaches, as he will sometimes do up his neck, breast, and limbs appeared, when the skin George Rennie, the leader of the hunt, and a man of to the very horses' heels---crouching every now and was taken off, a complete congeries of sinews. His daring hardihood, losing patience at this fruitless then as if to measure the distance and strength of his head, which seemed as large and heavy as that of an proceeding, descended from the height and approached enemies. This is the moment to shoot him fairly in ordinary ox, I caused to be boiled, for the purpose of the thicket, and threw two large stones into the the forehead or some other mortal part.

If they

preserving the skull,* and tasted the flesh from curimidst of it. This rash bravado brought forth the continue to wound liim ineffectually, till he waxes des- osity. It resembled very white coarse beef, rather lion, He sprung fiercely from his covert, and with perate; or if the horses, startled by his terrific roar, insipid, but without any very disagreeable flavour. another bound would have probably laid our friend grow frantic with terror, and burst loose, the busi- Our neighbours, the nimrods of the Tarka, disap' prostrate under his paw, but most fortunately, at this ness becomes rather serious, and may end in mischief, proved highly of our method of attacking this lion

critical moment, the attention of the savage beast - especially if all the party are not men of courage, in the bush, and said it was a wonder he did not was attracted by a favourite dog of Mr Rennie's, coolness, and experience.

The frontier boors are, destroy some of us. They were highly diverted with which ran boldly up to the lion and barked in his however, generally such excellent marksmen, and the discomfiture of our three champions; and the face. The poor dog was destroyed in a moment; a withal so cool and deliberate, that they seldom fail to story of “ Ian Rennie en de Leewo," long continued single blow from the lion's paw rewarded his gene- shoot him dead, as soon as they can get within a fair to be one of their constani jokes against the ScotchTous devotion with death. But that instant was distance.

men,--at which I have often seen some of them laugh sufficient to save his master, Mr Rennie had in

In the present instance, we did not manage matters

till the tears ran over their cheeks. However, the stinctively sprung back a pace or tio: his comrades quite so discreetly. The Mulattoes, after recounting to

Scotchmen, and especially the Rennies, were not long on the rock fired at once with effect, and the lion fell us all these and other savage laws of lion-hunting, were

in redeeming their credit as huntsmen, equally adroit dead upon the spot, with eight balls through his themselves the first to depart from them. Finding that

as adventurous. body. our hounds made little inpression on the lion, they di

Several other lions were killed at Glen Lynden Our next serious rencounter with the monarch of vided themselves into two or three parties, and rode and its vicinity during my residence there; but I the wilderness occurred about the close of April, round tbe jungle, firing into the spotwherethe dogs were

shall content myself with the description of another 1822. I was then residing on my farm at Eildon, barking round him, but without effect. At length, bunt, extracted from a letter written by my friend Mr in the bee-hive cabin, which I have described in the after some hours spent in thus beating about the bush, Philipps, of Glendour, in Albany, who happened to preceding chapter. My nearest neighbour at that

the Scottish blood of some of my countrymen began be at the time on a visit to me. Being no great time was Capt. Cameron, a Scotch officer of the 72nd

to get impatient; and three of them, Messrs George Nimrod myself, I was not present on the occasion. regiinent, who had lately come to occupy the farm and John Rennie, and James Ekron, a servant of my After describing the rousing of the lion in a wild immediately below me on the river.

I had gone

father's, announced their determination to march in, down one evening with another gentleman and two and beard the lion in his den, provided three of the

desert place near the Zwartkei river, in the country of or three female relatives to drink tea with Capt. Mulattoes, who were superior marksmen, would sup

Amatembra Caffers, Mr Philipps proceeds :Cameron. The distance being little more than port them, and follow up their fire should the enemy The lion abandoned the grove of mimosas, and three miles we considered ourselves next door neigh- venture to give battle. Accordingly, in they went, we followed him in full cry across the open plain. bours; and, as the weather was fine, we agreed to (in spite of the warnings of some more prudent men The Caffers, who had just come up and mixed with ride home by moonlight-no lions having been seen among us), to within fifteen or twenty paces of the could scarcely clear themselves of our horses; or traced in the valley for nine or ten months. On spot where the animal lay concealed. He was couched and their dogs howling and barking-we hallowing-our return, we were jesting about wild beasts and among the roots of a large ever-green bush, with the lion full in view making for a small copse about Caffers. That part of the valley we were passing a small space of open ground on one side of it; a mile distant, with the great number and variety of through is very wild, and encumbered in several and they fancied, on approaching, that they saw him antelopes on our left, scowring off in different direcplaces with thickets of evergreens; but we had no distinctly lying glaring at them from under the foliage. tions, formed altogether one of the most animating suspicion at the moment of what afterwards appeared Charging their coloured allies to stand firm, and level spectacles that the annals of sporting could produce. to be the fact--that a lion was actually dogging us fair should they miss, the Scottish champions let fly Diederik Muller and Lieutenant Sheppard, being through the bushes the whole way home. Happily together, and struck-not the lion, as it afterwards

on very spirited horses, were the foremost. Chrisfor us, however, he did not then show himself, or proved, but a great block of red stone beyond which

tian Muller gave the signal to dismount, when we give us any indication of his presence; being proba. he was actually lying. Whether any of the shot were about two hundred yards from the copse. He bly somewhat scared by our number, or by the light grazed him is uncertain, but, with no other warning desired us to be quick in tying the horses, which was dresses of the ladies waving in the moonlight. than a furious growl, forth he bolted from the bush.

done as fast as each came up ; and now there was About midnight, however, I was awakened by an The Mulattoes, in place of now pouring in their

no retreating. We were on lower ground than the unusual noise in the Kraal, or cattle-fold, close be- volley upon him, instantly turned and fled helter

lion, with not a bush around us. The plan was, to hind our cabin. Looking out, I saw the whole of skelter, leaving him to do his pleasure upon the de

advance in a body, leaving our horses with the Hotthe horned cattle spring wildly over the high thorn fenceless Scots, who, with empty guns, were tumbling tentots, who were to keep their backs towards the fence, and run scampering about the place. Fancying over each other, in their burry to escape the clutch of lion, for fear they should become unruly at the sight that a hyæna, which I had heard howling when I the rampant savage. In a twinkling he was upon of him. went to bed, had alarmed the inhabitants by breaking them—and with one stroke of his paw, daslied John

These preparations occupied only a few seconds, into the kraal, I seized my gun, and sallied forth, Rennie (my brother-in-law,) to the ground. The undressed as I was, to have a shot at it. Though scene was terrific ! There stood the lion with his foot grow), and imagined he was making off again. . But

and were not quite completed when we heard him the cloudless full moon shone with a brilliant light upon his prostrate foe, looking round in conscious no!-as if to retrieve his character from suspicion of (so bright in that fine climate that I frequently read power and pride upon the band of his assailants, - cowardice for his former flight, he had made up his print by it) I could discover no cause for the terror and with a port the most noble and imposing that can

mind to attack us in his turn. To the growl sucof the cattle, and after calling a Hottentot to shut be conceived. It was the most magnificent thing I ceeded a terrific roar; and at the same instant we them again into the kraal, I retired once more to ever witnessed. The danger of our friends, however,

beheld him bearing down upon us, his eye-balls Next morning Capt. Cameron rode up to inrendered it at the moment too terrible to enjoy fully glaring with rage.

We were iaken unprepared, his form me that his herdsmen had discovered by the either the grand or the ludicrous part of the picture. motion was so rapid no one could take aim; and he traces in the path that a large lion had followed us We expected every instant to see one or more of them furiously darted at one of the horses while we were up the valley the preceding night; and upon further torn in pieces ; nor, though the rest of us were

at their heads, without a possibility of preventing it. search it was discovered that this unwelcome visitant standing within fifty paces, with our guns cocked and had actually been in my fold the preceding night, levelled, durst we fire for their assistance.

One was

The poor horse sprang forward, and with the force of

the action wheeled all the other horses round with and had carried off a sheep. But as he appeared by lying under the lion's paw, and the other serambling him. The lion likewise wheeled, but immediately the traces to have retreated with his prey to the towards us in such a way as to intercept our aim at couched' at less than ten yards from us.

Our left mountains, we abandoned for the moment all idea of him. All this passed far more rapidly than I have pursuing him. described it. But luckily the lion, after steadily sur

flank thus became exposed; but on it fortunately

stood Christian Muller and Mr G. Rennie. What The lion was not disposed, however, to have done veying us for a few seconds, seemed willing to be

an anxious moment!

For a few seconds we beheld with us on such easy terms. Ile returned that · quits with us on fair terms; and, with a fortunate very night, and killed my favourite riding horse, forbearance turned calmly away, and driving the

the monster at this little distance meditating, as it little more than a hundred yards from the door of hounds like rats from among his heels, bounded over

The skin of this lion, after being rudely tanncd by our our cabin. I then considered it full time to take the adjoining thicket like a cat over a footstool, clear. Hottentots, way, together with the skul), transmitted to Sir prompt measures in self-defence, and sent a messen- ing brakes or bushes twelve or fifteen feet high, as Walter Scott, as a testimony of the author's regard; and

these trophies have now the honour to form part of the ger round the location to call out a party to hunt readily as if they had been tufts of grass; and, lamentod poet's antique armoury at Abbotsford.

us,

rest.

CHARACTER OF SPENSER.

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were, on whom he should first spring. Never did I will no more perish than the woods and waters, and

TABLO TALK. long so ardently to hear the report of a gun. We

the golden light and shades that haunt them. “ Nalooked at them taking aim,--and then at the lion.

Annibale Caracci's Christ Appearing to St Peter.-It was absolutely necessary to give him a mortal shot, ture is vindicated by her children.” We have some

This fine picture is not scriptural, as some have or the consequences might be fatal to some of the times half thought that the errors and violences of the imagined: it embodies a tradition of the Romish party.. Every second seemed a minute. At length age of chivalry were well redeemed by the fables they church. The New Testament tells us that Christ

Christian fired. The under jaw of the lion dropped, have left us, and might even have been permitted by after his resurrection appeared to St Peter; but it with 2 view to escape. Mr Rennie then shot him providence for that purpose, as well as for the church, when losing its simplicity, to give currency through the spine, and he fell.

greater amenity of manners that they produce, and to obscure or doubtful legends, rather than draw At this moment he looked grand beyond expres the brave deference to women! For there must have

attention to the true and accredited narrative of the sion. Turning again towards us, he rose upon his fore feet-his inouth gushing blood—his eyes flashing than these? The ugliness of it has gone by. Its been some reasons for the thing, and what better gospel. Peter, says the tradition, not finding at the

time any liking for martyrdom, made his escape from vengeance. He attempted to spring at us, but his hind

Rome, and was hurrying along the Appian way, legs denied him aid. He dragged them a little space, beauty remains in that amenity and in these books. when he met Jesus bearivg the cross, “ Lord, where when Stephanus put a final period to his existence, The storm has burst from the castled hills, and the goest thou ?" inquired the astonished saint. “ I am by shooting him through the brain. He was a noble animal, measuring nearly ten feet, including the tail. castles are gone with it; but from out of it there has going to Rome to be crucified a second time,” was

the answer, “ for I find that my disciples are afraid of run, and will run for ever, in the most sequestered attesting the truth of my cause with their blood,"

places of thought, these brooks of gentleness and The rebuked saint returned and suffered martyrdom. . GOOD NEWS FOR THE READERS beauty, haunted by fair forms that purify the air of The legend is a very beautiful one; it is in keeping

with the timid character of Peter; and serviceable, passion, and helping to supply half the mind of man OF THE FAERIE QUEENE.

too, to the Church of Rome, whicli claimed suprewith a world fit for it, till the world itself grow macy over all Christian churches. Those who imafitter.)

gined the legend, found an admirable interpreter in (From Blackwood's Magazine.)

Caracci : it is admitted by very fastidious critics that

this picture (in the National Gallery) is one of the We have, we hope, many hundred things to say of all

best studied and effective of all his performances in those bright bevies of dames and damoselsthe denizens

this country.

Major's Cabinet Gallery. [The of the woods, and meres, and mountains of that en- THREE OGRESSES v. GIBBON.

picture is a most beautiful one, and worthy of the chanted Forest. The air often seems to sigh as if sick

legend.] with love. Edmund was the most voluptuous of all [The alleged mistake, mentioned by our correspon

Noble Occupation for the Leisurely. Whenever you pure poets; and in his daring dalliances with na

dent, is Gibbon's own. Indeed, we quoted from his have nothing else to do,-in other words, whenever ture's supreme delights

, his pictures do indeed dazzle Autobiography at the time. We must add, however, you have no particular object in view, or pleasure or Beauty, as if overcome by his resistless strains, un- that we partook of it with him. It is new to us, that profit, of immediate or remote good, -set yourself to

do good in some shape or other ;-to men, to sen. veils, in the twilight of shaded air or water, all her Ogresses” are any thing but the lovely creatures

sitive beings, rational or irrational; to one or to hidden charms of limb, and waist, and bosom, to him

we had hitherto supposed them. But, after all, does many; to some individual, or to the whole race. who seems privileged to enjoy all that is loveliest in

Bentham. love's own world. Yet imagination etherealizes passion not the term imply, that Ogresses' heads (as sucli, and

Taste of the Gypsies. The upper part of the -glowing, but not gross--gazing, but not gloating in the popular meaning of the word) are still to be

wood (in a picture of Gainsborough’s) is tenanted -enjoying all mortal transport—but as a god a understood as included in the heraldic figure? May by a horde of gypsies; their asses are grazing among goddess.

not the knights of chivalry have brought them, as the glades; the party-coloured coverings of their Poetry is in the gleams of light that revealed temptations heaped up on the happy hills, where In- they did fictions of ogres, from the East, during the wandering camp ure visible among the shafts of the

trees, and a thin and scarcely distinguished smoke nocence in heaven's own dews preserves for ever untime of the crusades? And might not Gibbon's an

curls slowly away amid the boughs of the forest. faded her whitest lilies, Desire, like that fire of cestor, 'who was a herald, have intended to be at once This is one of the painter's marks to indicate great scented cedar in Calypso's care, is purified by what it scientific and jocose?]

natural beauty of scene; he knew that the taste of feeds on. Pleasure is felt not to be siu—and nature's

that roving people was, as far as regarded a feeling for great law holy, which, on an earth where death

16th Sept. 1831.

the charms of external nature, essentially poetic. If would fain have sole dominion, sustains perpetual Dear BENEFICENT,– Your candour will easily par- a lovely spot lies within seven miles of their line of life, and balances bliss against all the weight of wo which else would overwhelm mortality. don the freedom I take in pointing out an odd mis

march, there will they fix their tents and make their “ Whatever hypocrites austerely hold,” we hold, with Spenser take that you have either made, or copied (as I have

abode for the night; were landscape painters to fol.

low their footsteps, and paint the scenes in which and Milton, that such is the religion of nature. not the book, I cannot say which), in your last Supple- they establish themselves, they could not fail to

Spenser's Fable, quoth Ilugbes, “though often At page 12, you state that an ancestor of produce a series of fine poetic compositions.wild, is always emblematical; and this may very Gibbon “changed the three escallop shells in his

Mujor's Cabinet Gallery. much excuse that air of romance in which he has

Morland's Rural Taste.-- To Londoners, and one followed Ariosto."-" Very much excuse!” A bird arms into as many Ogresses, or female cannibals, to

so dissipated as Morland, it is next to a wonder that of light and music excused for light and soaring, and spite three ladies, &c.” Now, Sir, without noticing images of country simplicity and rustic modesty shining and singing in the sky. “ Often wild!" the absurdity or insufficiency of such means to such

should have presented themselves : he was, when very Would he have fables to be tame?

“ Air of romance !” And what air is purer? Not even emend, I have only to observe, that an Ogress is not

young, made intimate with much of the folly and

vice of the town; he assumed the dress of the fop, pyrean. Hughes thinks stories of knights, giants

, the " fearful wild fowl” you take it to be. Guillim, and copied the manners of the man of pleasure, and castles, and enchantments, and all legendary adven. Edmonson, or any other learned pundit of the “ Di- in all, save his paintings, was artificial and affected. tures, “in themselves trifling;” that knights in ar

vine Art of Blazon,” will inform you, that OGRESSES The moment he took up the pencil, folly resigned mour, and ladies errant, are as antiquated figures to us as the court of that time would appear, if we are neither more nor less than balls of pitch. For

her rule and nature reigned in her stead : his mind

wandered from the wine vaults and the gin shops to could see them now in their ruffs and fardingales. your edification (pardon the assumption) I subjoin homely cottages, barn-yards, calf-eribs, and pigHurd knew better, and scorned the pseudo-philoso. the passage as it appears in the “Rudiments of Ho- geries; he forgot the hungry creditor, the griping phic criticism of the shallow school that spoke of all

By the way, what a vast idea does it not pawnbroker, and the drouthy companion, and saw tales of Faery as unnatural and absurd, surpassing

but a horde of gypsies bivouacked with their motley all bounds, not of truth only, but of probability, and give us of the circulating medium of those early ages

tents, tawny children, and tethered asses. - - Major's more like the dreams of children than the manly in- of « barbaric pearl and gold!" Verily the office of Cabinet Gallery.—[ But this was the reason. He wanted ventions of poets.

But those Tales of Faery, he re- pursebearer to a rich traveller (before banks or paper- a contrast to his feverish existence. The people of minded the scorners, are not the wild fancies of ple- money were invented) could be no sinecure—while

a metropolis are apt to be fonder of the country, beian poets, but the golden dreams of Ariosto-the

It is rarer to

than country-people themselves. celestial visions of Tasso.

the difficulty of " getting changemust at times have True that a poet must

them : they have been taught more of its beauties follow nature. “ But not,” says the enlightened prebeen almost insurmountable ; on the other hand, a

from books; and their state of health gives them . late, “only the known and experienced course of man might very well be reduced to his last piece more need of it.] affairs in this world. The poet has a world of his

without any serious apprehension as to the needs of own, where experience has less to do than consistent imagination. He has, besides, a supernatural world

A FLOOD, to range in. He has gods, and fairies, and witches

“ When in any coat of arms, one or more of these at his command ; and

The mountain torrents, rushing fierce and high, 60! who can tell round pieces shall be found of the colour of ore,

Bearing away the riches of a strath, The hidden power of herbs, and might of magic

then in blazon they are always termed bezants, and Are kind as a good mother in their wrath : spell!'

are taken for pieces of gold," which were anciently The man who thinks aright—who has an eye

the coin of Bizantium, and were in weight one hun“ Thus, in the poet's world, all is marvellous and

To scan the works of nature, and apply extraordinary ; yet not unnatural in one sense, as it

dred and four pounds and two ounces troy ; being Their cogent moral rightly to the heart, agrees to the conceptions that are readily entertained equal in value to 31501. sterling; but, when any of Shall find the consolation they impart, *of the magical and wonder-working natures." It is

these figures are found of the colour of red, they must That in all seeming evil good doth lie : pleasant to hear Hurd applying these just sentiments

The flood shall fertilize, or if you scan to the "

Faery Queen,” and showing that Spenser is always be called torteauxes ; if blue, hurts ; if green, the poet of the chivalrous, as Homer was of the he- pomes ; if black, pellets, or ogresses ; if purple, Its path in desolation, hath it not roic age. The days of chivalry are not yet gone from

A better, since a moral harvest, wrought? all men's imaginations; and we know far more about

How hath it fertilized the heart of man, them than of the days of the older heroism. Shall That your endeavours to put a spirit of youth in our own Spenser then be neglected by his own peo- everything, may be crowned by complete success, is

Tauglat it to yield a tenderness unbought, ple, and the “ Faery Queen " be unread, while in a the sincere wish of your poor disciple,

And better sympathies than interest can. year we have a second edition_for behoof of those

J. C. who have no Greek-of Sotheby's Homer?

I. A. L.

We made a passing jest a week or two ago upon heart [“ No, no, no !" cry we of the London Journal,

and impart verses,” which we notice in this place, merely

to say that it had no reference to our correspondent; though echoing the cry of our wise, enthusiastic brother.

he writes so well as to be able to afford an involuntary

admonition against condescending to the use of those now Nature, knowledge, imagination, cry No. Spenser

obsolete helps to a rhyme.

ment.

nour.

to-morrow.

golpes, &c.”

то

been applied ; strip it of the gloom and horror with BELIEF IN SPIRITS, &o,

CHORDS TOUOHED. which it has been surrounded, and there is none of To the Editor of the London Journal. the whole circle of visionary creeds that could more Ay, how that plaintive strain recalls Dalston, 27th Sept. 1834. delightfully elevate the imagination, or more tenderly

The happy hour I heard it last ; affect the heart. It would become a sovereign comMany thanks, worthy Sir, for the entertainment fort at the bed of death, soothing the bitter tear

And seems, while on my ear it falls, your London Journal affords me, and still more for wrung from us by the agony of our morial separa

A dream-like whisper from the past ! the religion of love and hope which it breathes. tion. What could be more consoling than the idea What mingled thoughts of joy and pain Amidst thc ravings of those who please to revile poor permitted to return and watch over our welfare? that the souls of those whom we once loved were

From the same source unbidden flow, human nature, and who bid us believe this beautiful That affectionate and guardian Spirits sat by our

To hear those well known tones again, earth is but our prison-house and scene of our suffer- pillows when we slept, keeping a vigil over our most And, oh, to hear them thus—and now ! ings and trials, and the majority of our fellow-creatures helpless hours ? That beauty and innocence which the victims of a mysterious and awful destiny, it is around us, revealing themselves in those blest visions had languished into the tomb yet smiled unseen A voice in every cadence dwells

In every mournful note a sightruly refreshing to turn to your pages and find there one, wherein we live over again the hours of past endear

Of other, happier days it tells, at least, who does not consider man quite so depraved, ments? or the world quite so uninviting as is represented. A belief of this kind would, I should think, be a

Unvalued as they glided by ! Dr Watts says, “ Religion never was designed to

new incentive to virtue, rendering us circumspect, Of those I've loved, o'er whom the pall

even in our most secret moments, from the idea that Of funeral darkness seems to be, make our pleasures less ;" but it seems strange that, those we once loved and honoured, were invisible wit

And, oh! of worse than these, than all, among all nations and in all creeds, the service of nesses of all our actions. It would take away too

Of buried hope it speaks to me! the Deity should be considered to involve a denial, from that loneliness and destitution, which we are in a greater or less degree, of the pleasures of this pilgrimage through the wilderness of this world, apt to feel more and more, as we get on in our

MEMOR. ; world; as if he who placed us here and gave us reason and find that those who set forward with us lovingly to use, and senses to enjoy his gifts, delighted in and cheerily on the journey, have one by one dropped

from our side. witnessing the perpetual conflict of our inclinations

Place the superstition in this

Progress of Good.-- The historian of Anson's light, and I confess I should like to be a believer Voyages, speaking of scurvy, says, “the cure seems imand our duty. It is our ignorance of the character

in it. I see nothing in it incompatible with the possible by any remedy or by any management that of the Supreme which makes us undervalue his works. tender and merciful nature of our religion, nor

can be employed.” In the present day, instead of the If our hearts were duly impressed with the con- revolting to the wishes or affections of the heart. remedy being unknown, it is, happily, the disease : viction that He was the fountain of love, and There are departed beings that I have loved as I

a fact which suggests the most important subject for shall never again love in this world,—that have loved contemplation, and justifies the reflections and lannot the tyrant of the universe, we should view the

" Does it not afford a me as I never again shall be loved. If such beings guage of Sir Gilbert Blane : world more as an Elysium than a place of sorrow, do ever retain in their blessed spheres the attach- cheering and consolatory prospect, amidst the thouand our fellow-men as beings susceptible of indefinite ments they have felt on earth, if they take an interest sand shocks that flesh is heir io, that there may be in the poor concerns of transient mortality, and are

still in store for us, in the boundless progression and improvement, and bound to our hearts by the ties of permitted to hold communion with those whom they endless combination of knowledge, other hidden sympathy and philanthropy. have loved on earth, I feel as if now, at this deep

means of advancing human happiness, of mitigating Go on then, Mr Editor, in your labour of love, hour of night, in this silence and solitude, I could

human misery, and of making accessions to the and prosper. Render men more in humour with receive their visitation with the most solemn but

dominion of man over nature which have not yet. unalloyed delight.

been dreamed of in our philosophy ?"- Penny Cyclothemselves and each other, and assist in that “con

J. W. A. pædia. summation devoutly to be wished”—the full and perfect emancipation of the mind. So far has my

[We thank our correspondent for this beautiful extract from Mr Washington Irvine, with whose

CORRESPONDENTS. heart responded to all you have said, till I come this week to your remarks on Spirits, there I candidly writings it makes us desirous to be better acquainted. We have again to thank the Greenock Advertiser own I stop. However pleasing the ideas such a belief We have often had the feelings described in its con.

for its very kind and zealous commendations of our cluding sentence. As to Spirits, it surely does not may awaken, I feel convinced it is delusive, and tends

Journal. Such praises, too, are always the more follow, from their existence, that they are to affect valuable, of course, in proportion to the talents of to countenance the darkest superstition, and gives the

the human beings around them, any more than other imagination too large a field for its range. Any

the praiser. creatures affect us,--the birds in the trees, for invagary of the brain would be received with attention,

Our feelings are particularly touched also by what stánce. We hold, that out of all faiths and all pos- is said of the Journal in the Windsor and Eton and no doctrine would be unsubstantiated, if this was admitted, for if such creatures as Spirits exist, it does sibilities, it is the business of a cultivated human

Express.

J. C. is informed that there will be eight Supplenot seem probable they would not affect us, and if mind to extract whatsoever enlivens and enlarges its they did so, where would our free will be? Or, suppos- analogy and God's goodness; and we see all visible sense of existence, provided it be consistent with

ments in the course of twelve months, and that those ing them to be passive, for what purpose then were

upon the subject of London will have an index. nature crammed so full of life, that it appears to us they sent into a material visible world to mix with

The Fourth Number of the Supplement was pubhumanity unseen, and witness actions and feelings in equally due to the modesty of man's ignorance, and lished with our last week's number, and should have which they could have no participation. I regret you the comprehensiveness of his wisdom, to suppose that

been served by all the venders. invisible nature is equally so.] did not offer more evidence for their existence, as I

We shall be glad to hear again from our friend should like to be possessed of the reasons which have

JEAN ANDRE-SON; and meanwhile will make use of led your mind to this conclusion; till then I must

what he has sent us. venture to express my dissent, and still continue to Four Parties in a Family consisting of Four Persons. ARNOLD next week.

Before I introduce you to the family of my host, believe that this world has no other inhabitants but

We have handed Mr G. F.'s letter to a quarter, in I must premise, that the inhabitants of the Comtât those I see, or is fitted for the abode of any but are divided into four parties, who persecute each

which we hope it may do him service. material beings. I am glad, however, to part with other with inexorable hatred. The first still adheres The pamphlet sent us by Mr W. G. shall be

to the Pope, and consists principally of the old attended to. your paper in unison of sentiment respecting the

people and ecclesiastics; the second, which is called existence of a Devil. Those who think that such a the Aristocratic party, wishes the country, it is true,

We should be happy to oblige Solomon Gundy, but being exists, must have very confused and imperfect to remain under the sovereignty of France, but only

fear it is out of our power.

Also our friend ideas of the omnipotence and love of the Deity.

on condition that the monarchy shall be fully restored; C. D. M. ; but doubt whether the readers would A more rational creed whispers, " Man alone is the

the third is perfectly satisfied with the present order think the re-publication of the verses consistent

of things, and is called the Democratic party; and author of all the evil he endures, and that happiness the fourth consists of those who, under the conduct

towards their demand for newer matter. of Sourdan, enriched themselves by plunder, and

Some of J. D.'s verses in our next. is within his reach, and easily attained by the dis

Those of ciplined and virtuous mind.” whose prime wish therefore is to break the chains of Dinos have been unavoidably delayed

the same Washington Irvine has an exquisite passage on their hero, and see him raised again to his former

time. power; these are comprehended under the title of Spirits in his · Bracebridge Hall,' which, along with Brigands. It was to me one of the most curious,

The observations of J. D. OBSERVATOR were very your own remarks, would almost seduce me to be. as well as the most lamentable of political pheno- welcome. come a proselyte to your theory. I have written it

mena, to find these four parties united in my inn, Mr G. B. is informed in the negative. We are

where the family consisted of only four persons. out, as I feel assured you will approve of it.

Mr The father, a bigotted old man, to whom the meta

under no need of acting upon that plan. Who yet has been able to comprehend and describe morphosis of the papal crown over the gate had J. M. C. will understand to what part of his letter the nature of the soul in connexion with the body, occasioned more than one sleepless night, was a the same answer applies. or in what part of the frame it is situated ? We papist; the mother, a vehement democrat; the

Mr J. W. B. will probably think that the spirit of know merely that it does exist, but whence it came, daughter, who had been a favourite with the former

his remarks has been anticipated. and when it entered into us, and how it is sustained, Archbishop of Aix, an aristocrate enragée ; and the and where it is seated, and how it operates, are son, as having been lieutenant under Sourdan, a Attention will be paid to the book sent us by Mr all matters of mere speculation and contradictory furious brigand. The enmity between the two young J. B., who is thanked for the other book that theories. If then we are thus ignorant of this spi- people did not seem carried to so great a height as ritual existence, even while it forms a part of our- between the father and mother, who were almost accompanied it, and for his letter. selves, and is continually present to our conscious- always quarrelling. When I asked the young lady

B'ees throng upon us,—and all as dulcet as indusness, how can we pretend to ascertain or to deny its if one might sleep in security under their roof, as

trious. powers and operations, when released from its fleshy her brother, according to her own account, was a Mr J. B.'s letter from Suffolk was highly welcome. prison-house? It is more the manner, therefore, in brigand, she answered, “ Do not be alarmed, sir; which this superstition has been degraded, than its he is a very good lad when he is here, but when he intrinsic absurdity, that has brought it into contempt. is with Sourdan, he must perform his duty to his

London: Published by H. HOOPBR, 13, Pall Mall East. Raise it above the frivolous purposes to which it has captain.” — Matthison's Travels.

From the Steam-Puess of C. & W. RAYNELL, Little Pulteney-strecha

LONDON JOURNAL. .

TO ASSIST THE ENQUIRING, ANIMATE THE STRUGGLING, AND SYMPATHIZE WITH ALL.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 1834.

No. 29.

Price THREE HALFPENCE,

He

are worse -

womiin.

down the court, is astonished to find the gentleman This money he spent extravagantly, and about two ROMANCE OF COMMON-PLACE. waiting at the corner, to congratulate her!)*

years after his marriage, he was taken into the family Eveur sentiment, or want of sentiment, pushed to Well, Madam (bowing and smiling ), the tooth is

of Mrs Horner, mother of Lady Ilchester, as house

steward; and subsequently he was employed as an excess, bears, from that excess, a character of ro. drawn, I presume ?

agent for the management of her estates.

This lady mance ; even dullness may be romantic. We re

(Lady acquiesces. )

probably recommended him to Mr Fox, who procured member our friend C. L., many years ago, giving Dear me ! ah!--H'm!-very painful, I fear—a long for him the post of commissary of the musters. us, with his exquisite tact, an account of a deceased while drawing?

then built himself a house at Blandford Forum, in

Dorsetshire, and filled it with pictures and costly furacquaintance of his who carried “common-place” Lady. 'Tis out, at last. | Aside. I wonder when

niture. By this extravagance, and by his abortive itself to a pitch of the “ romantic," and who would the man will have done with his absurdity.)

projects to gain money, he dissipated his income, way-lay you for half an hour with a history of his A skilful dentist, Mr Parkinson, Madam ?

though it was very considerable, and involved himhaving cut his finger, or mislaid a pair of shoes. ( Lady acquiesces. )

self deeply in debt. Thus pressed for money, he had

recourse to several fraudulent contrivances to relieve This gentleman did not draw infinite somethings out I have not been to a dentist myself these-let me

himself. He forged a promise of presentation to the of nothing, like the wits of the Lutrin, or the Rape see—ah, yes, it must be now-these twenty years. I rectory of Brinkworth, in the hand-writing of Mr of the Lock, or the Italian expatiators upon a Cough had one bad tooth, and caught a cold sitting in the

Fox, adding tlie names of two persons as subscribing

winesses. or a Christian-name. He got hold of nothing, and draught of a coach-very dangerous thing--and chaises

By means of this paper, he prevailed on

a clergyman to become his security in borrowing out of it, with a congeniality of emptiness, drew

very dangerous things, chaises -him

money, and also to engage to marry a certain young nothing whatever. But it was he that drew the very. You are suffering still I see, Madam? from

It happened that the marriage bad not nothing, and you that listened to him ; and thus he the ghost of the tooth, I presume?-(laughing)---but, taken place when Ayliffe's affairs became desperate;

but his failure ruined, the unfortunate clergyman, got a sense of himself somehow. If you ran against dear me! I am keeping you in the draught of this

who died broken-hearted. After his death the folhim in the street, it was an event in his life, and court, and you go the other way. Good morning, lowing paper was found in his pocket. enabled him to stand breathing, and smiling, and Madam-Good morning-I wish you a very 600D “ July 29, 1759,– wrote the following letter to saying how much it did not signify, for the next morning - Don't speak, I beg-GOOD morning.

John Ayliffe Satan, Esq. intense five minutes. He once met a lady, an ac

And so, thus heaping emphasis upon emphasis

“ Sir, I am surprised you can write to me, after quaintance of his, who was going to have a tooth upon this very new valediction, and retaining a dou

you have robbed and most barbarously murdered me. drawn.

Oh! Brivkworth ! Yours, T. Ed.” ble smile amidst his good wishes, from his very new Dear me, Madam, and so you are going to have joke about the ghost of a tooth, our Hero of Com

In April 1759, Ayliffe committed the forgery for

which he suffered. Mrs Horner, to whom he had your tooth drawn? mon-place takes his leave.

been steward, at her death, left her property chiefly Yes, Sir.

We have been led to write more of this dialogue

to Mr Fox, and requested that gentlema to make By Mr Parkinson, I presume ?

some provision for Ayliffe. Accordingly Mr Fox than we intended; so we put it at the head of our executed the lease of an estate in Wiltshire to him Yes.

for life, and for those of his wife and son, reserving a Dear me! I fear you have suffered a good deal, paper, in order to avoid beginning three successive weeks with the same subject,—which, our printer

rent of only thirty-five pounds, which was much Madam ? tells us, has a look of dangerous experiment with the

below the real annual value of the property. Ayliffe, Not a litile, indeed.

some time after, borrowed money on the security of reader in these variety-loving times. All that we God bless me! I am very sorry to hear it,-very

this lease; and, to make it appear more valuable, he meant to say was, that there is a romance in the least copied it on a fresh skin of parchment, altering the sorry. How long pray may you have suffered this things as well as the greatest, even in shabbi

reserved rent from thirty-five to five pounds. To tooth-ach?

this copy he forged the name of Mr Fox, and of those ness itself, if of a very excessive kind; and this I should think a week.

witnesses who had subscribed the real lease. To conremark we intended as an introduction to our present God bless me! A week! That is a long time!

ceal this transaction from the knowledge of Mr Fox, week's

he proposed to the persons from whom he borrowed And by night as well as by day, I presume?

the money an oath of secrecy. This was not agreed to, I have hardly had any sleep for these two nights.

ROMANCE OF REAL LIFE, and he was obliged to be satisfied with a promise that Dear me! That is very sad. God bless me! No which is romantic if only for the excess of meanness

Mr Fox should not be told of the mortgage. But the sleep for these two nights! Want of sleep is a very exhibited by the wretched subject of it, in his applica- interest of the money not being regularly paid, the

mortgagee felt himself no longer bound to keep the sad thing,--highly distressing. I could not do with- tion to Mr Fox to save his life, at the moment he was

secret ; and he accordingly applied to Mr Fox to out my regular sleep. No, no; none of us can. It defending himself elsewhere at the expense of that

pay off the mortgage. This II Fox declined doing; is highly undermining to the constitution. Pro- gentleman's character. The Mr Fox in question, and in the course of the affair, the amount of the duces such fatigue--such lassitude-such weariness. afterwards first Lord Holland, was father of the cele

reserved rent was mentioned, the deed was produced,

and the fraud became manifest. In the meantime, H'm! h’m! (Humming with a sort of sympathy and brated Fox, and grandfather of the present accom

about a month after Ayliffe had forged the lease, he gentlemanly groan, as if his own face were bound up.) plished nobleman. We take the narrative from the

was arrested for sums amounting to one thousand one I see you are suffering now, Madam?

third volume of Mr Britton's History of Millshire, hundred pounds, and thrown into the Fleet Prison. It will be soon over now. in the preface of which, by the way, we were much

During his confinement there, he produced a deed of HI'm! You are very bold, Madam,—very resointerested by the author's candid account of his rise

gift from Mrs Horner to himself of four hundred and

twenty pounds per annum, and three thousand pounds lute; but that is extremely sensible. H'm! Dear from humble life. Some of the engravings also

Mrs Horner had died towards the close me! And you have tried clove, I presume, and all much interested us, especially that of Mr Bowles's of the year 1757; and Ayliffe alleged that she, being that? residence, Bremhill Parsonage, a proper nest for a

unwilling to let Lady l'chester and her relations

know how she had disposed of this property, directed Why, I am not young, and do not like to part with clerical poet.

him not to mention the donation till after her death.

He said he had since concealed the circumstance from Ah-oh-h'm! just so- very natural--ah--yes--Tockenham in the last century was the birth-place

Mr Fox, lest it should burt his interest with that dear me! him! A double tooth, I suppose ?

of an individual who was executed for forgery, under gentleman.

peculiar circumstance; and whose fate attracted much Soon after this claim was set up. the forgery of the ( The lady nods. ) of the public attention, from his previous connexion

lease was found out, and a prosecution instituted Ah-afraid of the cold air-you are right not to with Henry Fox, the first Lord Holland. The fol

against Ayliffe for the crime. In the meantime, be open your mouth, Madam. Cold gets in.

Ah- lowing account of this transaction is taken principally affected to represent Mr Fox's proceedings as being l'm—yes—just so. ( Nodding, lowing, and groaning.) Register' for 1759. from the statements published in the final instituted with no other view than to extort from him

a renunciasion of the deed of gift which he professed ( Laily turns to go up a court, and makes a gesture of The parents of John Aylille were upper servants to to have received from Mrs Horner. So far did be bidding him good morning.)

Gerard Smith, Esq. He was early in life placed at persist in this diabolical accusation, that at the very Oh-ah—dear me! ay, this is the place—so it is

Harrow school, and qualified to become a teacher at the iime he was supplicating Mr Fox for mercy, he wroto

free-school of Lyneham, with a salary of ten pounds a thas to the Secretary of State : I wish you a happy release, Madam_I hope the year. While in that situatica homarried thodaughter of

" Mr Fox is now pleased to disown the signing or process will be easy-h'm! ha-a-ah! ( Takes fure- a clergyman of Tockenham, with a fortune of tive

setting his band to the lezse, alleging it not to be well between a sort of breath and a groan. Lady goes hundred pounds, against the consent of her relatives.

original, though he acknorledged bis having signed into the dentist's, has her tooth drawn, and on returning

• A fact.

the same lease, so mortgaged as aforesaid, to several

in money:

my teeth.

XL.-CASE OF JOHN AYLIFFE.

(From the Steam-Press of C. & W. REYXELL, Little Pulteney-streer.]

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DREAMS OF DISPUTATION - CURTAIN

LECTURES
GAMING HOUSES-RESPECT FOR RANK-MUCH "IN A
XAME"—“ BOOTHIA" AND OTHER NAMES OF PLACES

course;

On the sin of getting groggy at home, with some old persons; and for this your petitioner is convicted

HINTS FOR TABLE-TALK. and sentenced to death.”

friends --Leeture V. On the deadly sin of enjoying

For the London Journal. At the same time that he sent the above accusation

your grog abroad, and coming home ditto.

Perhaps against Mr Fox, he forwarded the following letter to

on the next night, being worn out by a day's illness, that gentleman :

the effect consequent on the before-mentioned cause, “ HONOURED SIR,—The faults I have been guilty

INCONVENIENT STREETS-GREENWICH'S "MINUTE TOO

and wanting a good niglit's rest to refresh you, you are of shock my very soul, and particularly those, sir,

LATE.” towards you, for which I heartily ask God and your

entertained with Lecture VI., On your indifference pardon. The sentence I have had pronounced me [It is proper to state that the correspondent who

to your own health considering that you are now fills me with horrors such surely as never was felt by favoured us with the following pleasant medley of not your own, but your wife's. The subjects indeed any mortal. What can I say? Oh, my good God ! that I could think of anything I could do to induce you thoughts, entitled it “ Quotations from Johnson,"

are innumerable, upon which a wife takes upon to have mercy on me, and prevail on you, good sir, and gave it a motto from the famous passage in Swift's

herself to be the instructress of her husband. The to intercede for my life. I would do anything in Tale of a Tub, in which the three- brothers resolve lectures are generally carried on in the interrogativethe whole world, and submit to anything for my life, either at home or abroad.

to find in their father's Will (the Testament, to wit) without-waiting-for-an-answer style, and are inter

For God's sake, good sir, have compassion on your unhappy and unfortu- whatever they please,—if not in so many sentences, spersed with sundry half-articulated, sleepyish “ Yes nate servant,

JOHN AYLIFTE. yet in so many words; and if not in so many words, mi dears"_“ No mi dears"_“ D'n know mi dears,” « Press Yard, Newgate, Oct. 28th, 1759."

yet in so many letters. Our correspondent modestly which at last verge into an unmeaning gutteral

wished it to be inferred from this, that all his reTwo days before he sent these letters, he was tried

enunciation. For an excellent specimen, I would and convicted at the Old Bailey Sessions, and received flections were to be found, by a like process, in Dr refer to “ Don Juan," canto I. stanzas cxlv. to clvii., the usual sentence.

Johnson's Dictionary; and hence the title he gave though I must say for the honour of the British Mr Fox, throughout the whole affair, had treated them. In so doing, however, (besides the mystifi- community, “ there are not many who quarrel like his ungrateful servant with much kindness and gene- cation of the thing), he appeared to do an injustice Donna Julia and Aphonso.” rosity, procuring for him every convenience which his situation would admit, and sending him money to himself, not compensated to him or to the reader

- [Here our correspondent, in a passage perfectly and provisions, and paying the rent of his apartment by a jest which was the least successful pleasantry in justifiable, but which might be misconstrued, is led in prison. A proof of the excessive depravity of this his paper ; and accordingly we have ventured to

into a transition on the subject of “ gaming-houses."] man is further evinced in a letter he wrote to Mr

change the title.] Pitt, who had ever been the political antagonist of

a lapsus pennæ, these West-end dens, for Mr Fox. In this he stated that it was in his power

Set your mind, gallant reader, in order; prepare

such they are. The company that frequent them are to make some disclosures relative to the conduct of for a magna contentio within yourself. Make an the latter as a minister of state, so much to his dis

a medley of all ranks and classes, men of fashion and imaginary division of forces—the Pro and Con of the advantage, that the knowledge of them would leave

men of no fashion, beaux and lovers, withered him entirely at the mercy of Mr Pitt. This applidiscussion. Or, like the idiot that acts “ Crook

veterans and beardless striplings, peers and bankcation proved worse than fruitless, as that gentleman back'd Richard,” and “ Simple Henry," in the street,

rupts, blacklegs and greenhorns, swindlers and was the last person in the world who would have

say the saying for the one side, and then jump to the adopted so mean a mode of undermining a rival. other and reply. Having given your suppositious intently in view is, the universal employment of

’prentice boys. The object that each of these has He forwarded Ayliffe's letter to Mr Fox, who, in justice to his own character, left the unfortunate man antagonist a knock-down argument, throw yourself

mankind, in different manners, and, in every shade to his fate.

into his situation, and retaliate. The dispute is at Finding his artifices as ineffectual as they were

of varying method, to enrich himself, at the expence first carried on with words, and looks “as cool as a wicked, Ayliffe then wrote again to Mr Fox, offering cucumber;" then it gets warm-warmer—now ener

of his neighbour; in this case it is carried on by to make a full confession of his guilt. In reply, that

the treacherous card and the deceitful dice. Rouge et gentleman told him, that, although he pitied him, and getic-hot-next boisterous—at last, like Jonathan

noir-the red and the black - the red flush of success, forgave him, he was not to expect any advantage Wild, one of the disputants 'cocks his hat and from his disclosures; and that he could only advise

and the black depth of despair, is the character of looks fierce." The other cannot stand that in due him to make his peace with God. The culprit, find

the game, whatever be the method of play. Yet ing his hopes of mercy were at an end, confessed

“ words proceed to blows” (imaginary of

there are some master spirits, if I may so say, ever that the deed of gift from Mrs Horner was a fraud; course), and the contention ends like the wakening

to be seen at these temples of the blind goddess, and that he had prepared it ready for signing, and of day dreamers, according to magazine story-tellers, slipped it among some leases which Mrs Horner exe- by your kicking over your footstool, your candle,

who, whether they win or lose, preserve the cool

ness of men sitting at ease among their families. Aylify suffered the penalty of the law, at Tyburn, your lamp, the table, your pot of porter, or (more To arrive at this state of mind, is the perfection of November 19th, 1759; when he was about thirty-six brittle) decanters of wine, or your glass of rum and

their art.

To stifle the voice of nature, to dissipate years of age.

water ; or it may be, (for lying half awake a-bed is
a famous field for mental argument) giving your

her sympathies, to trample on her affections, to make

a God and a religion of the spirit of plunder,
sleeping spouse a sanguinary blow on the nose ; and
THE WORD “FAIRY."
on striking a light, you find her, according to news-

to have read the prime article of which forbids us

to feel for others, and to give up even the privilege Sie, I have been much amused with an article paper phraseology, weltering in her gore." in your last Number on Fairies. Allow me to make a

A curtain lecture perhaps follows, which is at

of feeling for ourselves. This is the perfection of
the gamester's art.

Neither satisfied with success, remark on the use of the word fairy being peculiar length interrupted by the braying of your nasal

nor contented with ruin, the perfect gambler must to this country Mr Keightley has, I think, satis- trumpet. The curtain lectures of a benedict's life

put away his heart, or submit it to that operation, factorily shown (see Appendix to his « Tales and time, I have little doubt, would form a not un

by which flesh is made as hard as iron.

In a proPopular Fictions,') that the word fairy was not ori- interesting volume ; but I am afraid rather monoginally applied, as at present, to any little being, but tonous. They might consist of a course under the

fessed gambler we behold talent without admiration, was used in the sense of the French fierie, siguify- following heads. Lecture I. (this happens shortly age without reverence, youth without feeling, and

rank without respect. ing “enchantment,” as “the land of faery,” in which after marriage.) Upon the heinousness of the guilt sense Spenser and others use it. Our fay, the French

of dining and taking tea from home, and not coming Respect and reverence for rank and high birth fée, Italian fata, and Provençal fada, were the words home till evening—having met an old cronie whom are fast failing from the face of our social system. used to designate' the being we now term a fairy; you have not seen since boyhood. Lecture II. L'pon Nature thought that the aristocracy of birth had had and this last word is only the faerie of the French

the crime of paying too much attention to somebody its day, and now times are turning to an aristocracy transplanted into England. If the word existed in else at a party. Your wife has walked home with

of talent. All whom it may concern, must e’en put Latin, it would be fatatio, but the Romans were a

you, with merely the tips of her fingers on your up with this state of things, and console themselves deplorably unimaginative people, and did not know arm, without speaking a word; or has ridden in as best they can. what enchantment meant. There are some curious your carriage, sitting opposite you, or by your side,

Well, well, the world will turn upon its axis, remarks on this subject, in the book I have above re- at the most extreme corner, without opening her And all mankind turn with it, heads and tails, ferred to on Popular Fictions. : lips. You get into your house, she calls for Betty

And live and starve, and pay their taxes; Excuse my troubling you with these remarks, to bring the chamber candlestick, and straightway

And as the veering wind shifts up its sails, from

goes to bed, without asking you to accompany her,-- some stubborn spirits will place themselves in deYours, &c.

all this time “nursing her wrath to keep it warm. fiance of the innovating waves of time and manners, Puck.

Your inquiries if she is not well, fatigued, or and, like the rock, will remain steadfast till underWe meant to imply what our Correspondent whether any one has offended her, are only answered mined with the fluctuations of the sea. Then will has noticed relative to the word “faerie,” when we by looks. After she has thus left you, as she they fall and be lost, burried, merged into the spoke, in commencing this subject, of “a southern imagines, to your reflections, the temptation of a depths of the past, and the place thereof shall know appellation applied to a northern idea.” It would snug fire, warm slippers, a stiff glass of toddy, and

What will they leave behind ? have been more correct had we defined the word the last new novel or magazine assails you, and

"Perhaps a name.” "fairy" to be the name of the sphere applied to the in- perhaps hours pass in the delightful society of books; And saith Juliet, “ What's in a name?" Ay, but habitants. The curious reader cannot do better than the volume falling from your hand into the hearth, then it was the impassioned desire of love that go to Mr Keightley's Popular Fictions and Fairy and your nodding drowsiness, at last send you to dictated the question, which is intended to comprise Mythology for information on those subjects. We shall bed; then, in addition to what would have been

its own answer,

She was an interested party, as speak of the primitive root of the word fairy in a

inflicted under the prior offence only, you will be a lawyer would have it, and therefore not a comfuture article on the « Fairies of the East."

edified by Lecture III., On your growing in- petent witness. She was anxious to annihilate the
difference to the wife of your choice. In the barriers which the name and lineage of Romeo had
ordinary matrimonial course, Lecture IV. would be cast between her and her lover. But, says Pro, it

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them no

more.

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