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for familyconsumption; the Hottentot herdsmen and their The kitchen garden was very deficient in neatness, irrigation on its passage to the orchard, was only about families, as weil as the farmer's own household, being but contained a variety of useful vegetables. Onions five feet in diameter, and the mill-stones not more than

two. were raised in great abundance, and of a quality fully chiefly fed upon mutton, at least during summer, when

A slender iron axle, of which the lower end was becf could not be properly cured. The carcases were equal to those of Spain. Pumpkins, cucumbers, musk fixed in the horizontal water-wheel, passing through a hung up in this place, it appeared, chiefly to prevent and water-meions were cultivated in considerable small hole in the centre of the nether mill-stone, was waste, by being constantly under the eye of the mis- quantities. The sweet potatoe was also grown here. mortised into the upper one, which by this means was tress, who, in this country, instead of the ancient Saxon Adjoining to the garden and orchard was a small but put in motion. The corn was supplied by an orifice in title of "giver of bread" (plafdiga lavedy, whence our well kept vine-yard, from which a large produce of the upper stone, and the flour conveyed by a little term lady), might be appropriately called the “giver of very fine grapes is obtained, but these, as well as the wooden spout into a leathern bag; and this was the flesh." Flesh and not bread, is here the staff of life, peaches, are chiefly distilled into brandy.

whole machinery. I was informed it would grind about and the frontier colonists think it no more odd to have The whole of the orchard, vineyard, and garden a bushel of wheat in eight hours. a sheep hanging in the voorhuis, than a farmer's wife ground, together with twenty acres of corn land ad- On returning to the house, the feet of all the family, in England would do to have the large household loafioining, were irrigated by the waters of a small moun. commencing with Winzel and his wife, were washed in placed for ready distribution on her hall table. At this tain rill, which were collected and led down in front of succession by an old slave woman. Supper was then very period, in fact, a pound of wheaten bread, in this the house by an artificial canal. This limited extent served up, consisting chiefly of mutton broiled and quarter of the colony, was three or four times the was the whole that could be cultivated on a farm com- stewed, with excellent wheaten bread, butter-milk, and value of a pound of animal food.

prising about six thousand acres. But this is quite some dishes of vegetables and dried fruits. Supper In regard to dress there was nothing very peculiar sufficient for the wants of a large family; the real (avonil-stuk) is the principal meal throughout the to remark. That of the females, though in some re. wealth of the farm, so far as respects marketable eom- interior of the colony; the only other regular meal pects more slovenly, resembled a good deal the costume modities, consisting in the flocks and herds raised on being breakfast, which consists of nearly the same of the rustic classes in England about thirty or forty its extensive pastures. This old Winzel himself hinted, viands, and is taken about eight in the morning. Grace years ago.

The men wore long loose trowsers of sheep as, shutting up a gap in the garden hedge with a was said before and after meat by one of the young or goat skin, tanned by their servants and made in the branch of thorny mimosa, he led us towards the kraals, girls, daughter of our host. family. A check shirt, a jacket of coarse frieze or cot or cattle folds, exclaiming, in a tone of jocund gratula- My companion and I slept on feather beds spread on ton, according to the weather, and a broad-brimmed tion, while he pointed to a distant cloud of dust move mats for us in the voorhuis, which is the usual dormitory white hat completed the costume. Shoes and stock- ing up the valley,—“Naar daar koomt myn kee-de allotted for strangers in houses of this description, ings appeared not to be considered essential articles of beste tuin!" (“But there come my cattle, the best where there are seldom spare beds or bed-rooms. On dress for either sex, and were, I find, seldom worn, garden.")

subsequent occasions, when I happened to spend a except when they went to church or to merry-makings. On approaching the cattle-kraals, I was struck by the night at this house with my wife on our way to CraA sort of sandals, however, are in common use, called great height of the principal fold, which was elevated doek, we had a bed allotted to us in the principal sleepe reld schoenen (country shoes) the fashion of which was, fifteen or twenty feet above the level of the adjoining ing chamber, old Winzel and his wife occupying another I believe, originally borrowed from the Hottentots. plain, and my surprise was certainly not diminished bed in thc same apartment. Some other of our neighThey are made of raw-hullocks hide, with an upper when I found that the mound on the top of which the bours who had superior accommodations, such as leather of sheep or goat skin, much after the same pen was constructed, consisted of a mass of hard, solid Basend Baster on the Tarka, and William Prinslo mode as the brogues as the ancient Scottish High- dung, accumulated by the cattle of the farm being of our own valley, always had a separate chamber for landers.

folded for a succession of years on the same spot. The for us, however numerous might be their guests. Having previously heard that the industrious dame, sheep folds, though not quite so elevated, and under Juffrowe Coetzer, sometimes manufactured leather the lee, as it were, of the bullock-kraal, were also fixed dresses for sale, I bespoke a travelling jacket and on the top of similar accumulations. The several folds trowsers of dressed Springbok skin, the latter to be (for those of the sheep and folds consisted of three di.

THE WHITE HOUSE. faced with leopard fur, the price of which altogether visions,) were all fenced in with branches of the was thirteen rix dollars, or about one pound sterling. thorny mimosa, which formed a sort of rampart

ABSTRACT OF THE NOVEL OF “LA MAISON BLANCHE," I purchased also the skin of a very beautiful leopard, around the margin of the mounds of dung, and were

BY PAUL DE KOCK, WHICH which one of the young Coetzers had lately shot, for carefully placed with their prickly sides outwards, on half a pound of gunpowder.

purpose to render the enclosures more secure from the M. ROBINEAU, a round, bustling little clerk, about Old Coetzer and his family, like the remote Dutch nightly assaults of the hyænas, leopards, and jackals. colonists generally, were extremely inquisitive, asking Against all these ravenous animals the oxen are, in

seven and eight and twenty, suddenly finds himself

possessed, by the death of a relation, of what is to his a great variety of questions, some of them on very deed,quite able to defend themselves ; but the hyænas and notions a handsome fortune. From an economical, trifling matters. Englishmen are apt to feel annoyed leopards are very destructive to calves, foals, sheep, and thrifty quill driver he is changed into an anxious asby this practice, but without sufficient reason; for goats, when they can brcak in upon them, which they pirer after grandeur and distinction. He must imalthough it betokens a lack of refinement, it is not at sometimes do, in spite of the numerous watch-dogs mediately have clothes, horse, carriage, servants, house, all allied to rudeness or impertinence; it is simply the which are kept for their protection, and the cunning and, above all, a name, more sounding and genteel than result of untutored curiosity in the manners of people jackal is not less destructive to the young lambs and that he was born to. A chateau, situated in Auvergne, living in a wild and thinly inhabited country, to whom kids.

is offered to him for purchase; it is a real castle, a casthe sight of a stranger is a rare event, and by whom While we were conversing on these topics, the tellated castle, and is called la Roche Noire! (the Black neu's of any description is welcomed with avidity. clouds of dust which I had observed approaching from Rock) Admirable! In France, a man may take the name Instead, therefore, of haughtily or sullenly repelling three different quarters, came nearer, and I perceived that of his estate. “Mosieur de la Roche Noire !” What their advances to mutual confidence, I readily answered they were raised by two numerous flocks of sheep, and one an acquisition of a name for ci-derant little clerk ! all questions, including those that respected my own large herd of cattle. First came the wethers, which are Nothing will content him but immediate possession; age, the number, names, and ages of my family and reared for the market, and are often driven by the but. before the place is put in repair, or servants engaged. relatives, the direction and extent of my present jour. cher's servants even to Cape Town, seven hundred He sets off post, accompanied by his two friends, Alfred ney, and the like. In return, I plied them with similar miles distant. These being placed in their proper fold, and still more various interrogatories, to all of which

de Marcey, the heir of a rich marquis, and Edward Beauthe flock of ewes, ewe-goats, and lambs, was next mont, a young author, who kindly give Robineau they not only replied with the utmost openness, but driven in, and carefully penned in another, those hav- their countenance and instruction while he becomes seemed highly pleased with my frankness.

ing young ones of tender age being kept separate. initiated in the mysteries of house-keeping and genIn this manner I soon learnt that my host had eight And finally, the cattle herd came rashing on pell-mell, tility. On the day of their departure, Robincau placed or ten brothers, all stout frontier graziers like himself, and spontaneously assumed their station upon the himself in the chaise before the horses were put to. and all with numerous families. His own family con- summit of the guarded mound, the milch cows only Three times he sent for his friends. At length they sisted (if I rightly recollect) of six sons and as many being separated in order to be tied up to stakes within arrive, the luggage is fixed, they set off, and Robineau daughters, several of whom were married and settled a small enclosure nearer the houses, where they were exclaims “Now we are on the road to my castle.'' in the neighbourliood. Two of his sons, with their milked by the Hottentot herdsmen, after their calves, At the little town of Clermont Ferrand, Alfred and wives and families, were at present living at this place which were kept at home, had been permitted to suck Edward insist upon abandoning their carriage, and purin cottages atljoining to his house. The old dame in- for a certain period. Not one of those cows, I was suing the remainder of their journey on foot; alformed me that she was herself by birth a Jourdan, told, would allow herself to be milked, until her calf though Robincau would have been better pleased to and was descended from one of the French Huguenot had first been put to her; if the calf dies, of course enter his domain in greater style. At the door of the families, who settled in the colony after the revocation there is an end of her milk for that season. About post-house a man was indolently sitting on a stone of the Edict of Nantes. Her father, she said, could thirty cows were milked; but the quantity obtained bench, his dress was poor, or rather vagabond. He speak French ; but she herself knew no language but from them was scarcely as much as would have been appeared about forty-five or fifty years of age, but his Dutch. Her manner and address, however, retained got from eight or ten good English cows.

mean dress, neglected beard, and black hair, hanging something of the French urbanity and politeness, which The farmer and his wife, with all their sons, daughters, in matted locks about his face, made his age difficult contrasted agreeably with the Batavian bluntness of daughters-in-law, and grandchildren who were about the to be decided upon. Still, in spite of these disfigureher husband.

place, were assiduously occupied, while the herds and ments, his face exhibited the remains of beauty. His After exhausting the usual topics of country chat, flocks were folding, in examining them as they passed nose was handsome, his mouth well-formed, but al. 1 suggested a walk round the premises, and we sallied in, and in walking among them afterwards, to see that most devoid of teeth, his eye-brows black and arched, forth, accompanied by old Winzel and his son Arned. all was right. I was assured that, though they do not and his large black eye had an ironical expression They led us first to the orchard, which was of consider- very frequently count them, they can discover at once which well accorded with the sarcastic smile that from able extent, and contained a variety of fruit, all in a if any individual ox is missing, or if any accident has time to time played upon his lips. His figure was tall turiving state. The peach trees, which were now in happened among the flocks from beasts of prey or and firmly knit. In short, although dressed in shabby blossom, were most numerous; but there were also ouerwise. This faculty, though the result, doubtless, trowsers of grey-cloth, a red waistcoat covered with abundance of apricot, almond, walnut, pear, apple, and of peculiar habits of attention, is certainly very re- stains, a great coat to which, in many places, were plum tree, and whole avenues of fig and pomegranates. markable ; for the herd of cattle at this place amounted adapted patches of farother texture, worn out boots, and The outward fence consisted of a tall hedge of quinces. to nearly 700 head, and the sheep and goats to about a blue handkerchief round his neck, he had something There was also a fine lemon grove, and a few young 5,000. This is considered a very respectable, but by in his face which announced more than a common yrange trees. The latter require to be sheltered during no means an extraordinary stock, for a Tarka grazier. origin, and in his manners an air of ease and almost the winter, until they have attained considerable size, Every individual of an African farmer's family, in- haughtiness, which contrasted strangely with his costhe frost being apt to blight them in this upland valley. cluding even the child at the breast, has an interest in tume. All the other fruits are reared with care ; peach trees the welfare of the flocks and the herds. It is their

This man overhearing the gentlemen speak of walk. often bearing fruit the third year after the seeds are custom, as soon as a child is born, to set apart for it a ing to the chateau, which was six miles distant, offered put in the ground. From the want of care, however, certain number of the young live stock, which increase himself to be their guide, but Robineau thought he reor of skill in grafting, few of the fruits in this part of as the child grows up, and which having a particular cognized something of the brigand in him, and declined the colony are of superior sorts or of delicate flavour. mark regularly aflixed to them, form, when the owner his services. The peaches especially are but indifferent ; but as they arrives at adult age, a stock sufficient to be considered Alfred and Edward harass Robineau by their admirar are chicfly grown for making brandy, or to be used in a respectable dowry for a prosperous farmer's daughter, tion of the beauties of Nature, which delays his apa dried state, excellence of flavour is but little regarded. or to enable a young man, though he may not possess proach to la Roche Noire. Their benign philosophy Some mulberry trees, which had been planted in front a single dollar of cash, to begin the world respectably leads them astray into a village, where Edward writes of the house, vere large and flourishing, and produced as a Kee Boer, or grazier.

verses; and Alfred joins a rustic girl in a dance. With I was informed, abundance of fruit. These were not After the folding of the cattle was over, my host much persuasion, Robineau gets them away from their the wild or white mulberry, raised in Europe for feed- shewed us his corn mill, which was of very small

pastoral attractions; but they have not got far on the ing silkworros; but the latter sort also thrive extremely dimensions and simple construction. The water-wheel

way, ere they find they are overtaken in a miserable well in most parts of the colony.

which was driven horizontally by the little canal of aml, by thedark night. They knock up some peasants,

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and demand a guide; but the road to la Roche Noire is

sible. One of her goats goes astray, and Isaura runs old and uninhabited tower. While Edward remains to through a lonely valley, by the “White House," which after it. Edward watches the grace and freedom of secure the safety of the terrified ladies, for there are viis said to be haunted. Its history may be briefly told. her action with admiration. He falls into a train of sitors in the chateau, Alfred undertakes to dislodge the A thrifty peasant and his wife occupied a little cottage reflection. Her equivocal situation, her beauty, the apparition. He goes, and returns somewhat graver, in the middle of a fertile valley. In the course of time, solitude, his youth! He begins to think less charita- but alleges that the alarm was in every respect groundAndrew Larpiotte, the peasant, built a house near his bly of her than before ; and almost determines to try less, and the household return to their respective beds, cottage, with a view to profit by its sale. About this how far she is really to be tempted. While he is yet Alfred had not told precisely the fact; there had been time his wife took a child to nurse, which they said buried in reflection, Isaura returns; she comes again a light in the tower, and on entering the top room in the was of poor parents; and soon after Andrew sold his

to his side, smiling as she says “Here I am !" There old tower he had found the same old man who had house to a gentleman named Gervair; the house was

was in this action, and in her countenance so much of offered himself as a guide at the inn at Clermontfurnished, but not inhabited. Lights occasionally seen the confidence of goodness, and so much openness of Ferrand, when they first came to Auvergne. They in it at night were the only signs it possessed of inha. manner, that Edward was ashamed of the thoughts had often. met him in their walks since, and found him bitants of any kind. In process of time, the old couple which had come over him; and it was not till his pulse to be fierce, sarcastic, misanthropical; a strange mix. died, and left their foster child, Isaure, who had grown was calmed that he dared again look at Isaura. He ture of blackguardism and philosophy; next kin to a up into a charming girl, in possession of their little declined her invitation to breakfast, and returned to beggar, but refusing all assistance; he called himself cottage. She still possessed it, unterrified by the mid- the Chateau ; determining on his way not to inform the vagabond. He had once sneered at de Marcey's night lights that sometimes (so frightfully to the pea Alfred where he had been. Alfred, however, guesses ; allowing Edward to continue his visits to Isaura alone santry) broke the solitary and desolate look of the

and next morning, when Edward rises, he finds Alfred for he had perceived and watched their movements in White House. Nay more, she herself shared the ill

has stolen a march upon him. He follows as fast as he that quarter; and had even offered to carry her off fame of the house; for somehow or other she cured a

can; and finds the more enterprising Alfred seated in for him. Alfred indignantly repulsed him. He now neighbour's cow or so; had attended a wounded dog; the cottage, with a plentiful breakfast before him; not came to tell de Marcey that the young girl they so and, per contra, many an accident that had happened to a bit of which has he touched. The lively fellow, too, much admired had already a lover; that a light had the Hocks of the neighbouring goatherds was attributed lets out that Vaillant had aided her mistress in avoiding been that night shown in the windows of the White to her arts. There was even a talk of a large black a kiss, which he would unceremoniously have given her. House; that upon perceiving it Isaura immediately demon, that relieved the solitude of her life with his

Edward cannot conceal his jealousy; and Isaura is went there and was received in the arms of a man. A company. Isaura was left thus alone at the age of surprised and terrified at the appearance of anger be- full hour elapsed before she returned to her own cotfifteen, and had continued to live so; cheerful, busy tween the young men. They put a stop, however, to tage. with her garden, her goats, and her household cares ; this folly, and agree to start fairly and frankly in rival- The following day being devoted to Robineau's margradually more and more shunned by her neighbours ship, and as a preliminary, never to visit Isaura, ex- riage with the daughter of a neighbour, a most poor and unharmed by the neighbouring horrors of the

cept together. The reconciliation and quarrel were marquis, Edward was obliged to refrain from seeing White House. equally unintelligible to her.

Isaura. Next morning he rose full early and hastened As Robineau and his friends could not procure a Time passes away, but not a morning escapes with- to repay himself for the self-denial he had practised. guide, they were obliged to pass the night in the miser. out the two friends paying a visit to Isaura. At length Isaura did not shew her accustomed delight at seeing able hut of their informant. M. de la Roche Noire having completed his repairs,

him. She is pale and sad. Edward enquires the On the morrow, under the cheering influence of

gives a plentiful bustling fete to some of the neigh- cause of her chagrin; with tender sorrow she tells daylight, the peasant set out to show them their way. bouring gentry, full of mock heroical pretensions and him that she shall always love him; but that he must Arrived at the White House, Alfred stopped to examine ludicrous accidents. That day de Marcey and Beau- forget her ;-she had been forbidden to see him more. it, and knocked at the gate to see if it was really de- mont would not abandon their kind hearted little “Ah, who has said this ! could I but find the person" solate. There was no answer to his knocks.

host. The party breaks up late, and Alfred sleeps “No” cried Isaura with terror, "you must not even barkings of a large Newfoundland dog at the cottage heavily in the morning. Edward slept not at all. That seek him.” “ Him!—Isaura you betray yourself! attract their notice, and while they regard the noble day was the first he had passed in the chateau without who then is this man? What right has he over you?" animal with admiration, “There she is !” cried the having seen Isaura in the morning. He rose early, and Isaura does not know herself. She only knows that peasant, pointing with his finger up a hill. The young Alfred was not ready to depart. Should he wait she owes every thing to him; even her support with men turned their eyes that way, and perceived a young for him? He knew that Alfred's feelings were less se- the peasants who appeared to the world to have girl, who, driving her goats before her, descended ra- rious than his own; and, for once breaking his pro. adopted her. Edward rushes from her in despair, pidly into the valley. Alfred and Edward are immov- mise, he left the chateau without his friend. Isaura leaving her hardly less miserable, though more resigned. able, and follow the young girl with their eyes. Now had passed a wearier day than usual; she missed the Edward communicated his unhappiness to Alfred de she descends a rapid slope, and her feet seems hardly society of kind friends, who interested her, and took Marcey, who told him of the vagabond's communicato touch the ground—now she sportively leaps across such an interest in her. She did not attempt to hide tion. They determine to unravel the mystery, and set a yawning fissure; at length she is in the valley, and the pleasure she felt in seeing Edward again. Here out at night to watch. They see Isaura leave her her features are more easily distinguished. Her large you are," said she, “Ah! I thought you were not house ;—she is received at the White House, by eyes, of a deep blue, are shaded by long black eye- coming again !" Edward explains the cause of his ab- Alfred's father, the Marquis de Marcey ! Edward's brows; and her eyelids, often half cast down, add to

Isaura confesses that she has become so ac- plans of vengeance upon his rival fall to the ground, the sweetness of her look, which has an expression of customed to see her two friends that she fears she Alfred now exerts himself to remove his friend from simplicity and tenderness. Her nose is small and well will never be so happy again when they are gone. the scene of his troubles, and to that end they take made; her month a little large, and smiling, exhibits Edward cannot contain himself; he avows his affec- leave of the newly married de la Roche Noire, who has teeth as white as enamel ; her flaxen hair falls in large tion and asks Isaura whether she can love him. “Mon already began to give up his independance to his highcurls on her forehead, and appears kept with more care Dieu !" cried she, “I love to see you

- both of you

born wife. Edward cannot resist taking a last look at than is usual with the peasantry. Her complexion is

“Both! — equally ?” The young girl blushed; Isaura, and they seek the cottage. All is still. They but slightly tanned, for a large straw hat shades it from she could not say what she felt. Edward drew closer, enter. Vaillant is stretched at length in the court, the sun; her figure is of a middle height, but light- and passing his arm softly round her waist, said ten- bathed in his blood. Isaura is not to be seen! In some and graceful, her foot small, and her hand the derly, “If Alfred did not come again, you would be the immediate search after her, they encounter, with dearest little thing in the world. A brown corset, and sorry ?"-" I should think of him sometimes ;-we mutual surprise, the Marquis de Marcey; who relates a shirt of the same colour, with a red and white apron, would talk of him together !”—“And if I did not re- the poor girl's history to them. The Marquis had compose all that adorn her person ; but there is a

turn, would you console yourself the same way, talking married twice. His second wife married him solely grace in the manner she wears them, that has little of with him?" Never! never !" cried Isaura, in an from obedience to her father. On their wedding-night, the heavy and awkward appearance of the Auvergnates. accent which came from her soul.--Edward presses she attempted her own life, but was saved by the vigi

She is charming,” cries Alfred. Edward says nothing. Isaura to become his wife and accompany him to lance of the Marquis. She then informed him, though but cannot move his eyes from her. “Yes,” said Paris. He traces with enthusiasm the happy life they almost distracted with grief and shame, that she had Robineau, “ she is pretty enough for a peasant.” The shall pass together. Isaura's delight is damped : she been attached to another, the Chevalier de Lavigny; little girl frankly invites the travellers to take what cannot leave the neighbourhood of the White House ! but that her father, discovering the attachment, and refreshment her cottage affords. While she prepares “Why?—is she not alone an orphan ?-Has she re- disapproving of the dissolute habits of Lavigny, had their breakfast, her dog Vaillant, by his mistress's or- lations living ?" -No; but still she cannot leave the dismissed him, and forbidden his daughter to see him ders, shews the travellers round the well-kept garden. White House; nor can she explain the reason. Her again; not however before the libertine had effected Returning to the house, they find a breakfast of fruit, tenderness and the frankness of her manner, in spite her ruin. The Marquis consoled his unfortunate milk, butter, and bread, disposed upon a table with a of this mystery, convince Edward of her honest affec

young wife the best he could, and promised to be to taste and propriety that charms the sight. While the tion. They part, secure at least of seeing each other her a tender brother. He immediately took her to travellers are at their breakfast, she sits near them on the morrow. On his return to the chateau Edward Italy, where she gave birth to Isaura. On their return with her trusty guardian at her feet. Alfred told her encounters de Marcey. Indignant at his treachery, en- to France, he put the child under the care of Sarpiotte, that they had knocked at the White House ; she be- raged with jealousy, Alfred bitterly reproaches him, at the same time buying the White House. A few trayed some anxiety to know whether they had been and without listening to his defence challenges him on years after his grateful wife died of a broken heart, and answered. She confirmed his idea that the house was the spot. Edward bethinks himself of his own happi- ever since then he had continued to come down from empty. At length Robineau persuades them once ness and of Alfred's disappointment, and reminds Alfred time to time to see her child; but always secretly, more to set off.

of their friendship. Friendship!” cried de Marcey, making the White House his abode. Even Isaura knew We must cut short his reception at the castle, where “I no longer believe in yours.” Alfred, I have but not her own history. Lately he had observed her he made his appearance on an ass, which he had one thing to say.” Alfred, surprised, confesses that changed in manner. He questioned her, and heard picked up hy the way; he would have got off at a little

his own intentions were not so serious, and frankly how she loved Edvard." He knew not who this distance, but the impatient donkey carried the un- gives up the contest to his friend.

Edward was, nor his friend. He could only gather willing Castellan into the stable. He had sent on his Edward now passed every morning alone with from her description that they appeared to be young valet the day before, to prepare his vassals to receive Isaura. He would sometimes press her to become his men of fashion; and, if so, he feared for her happiness; him with dutiful attention ; accordingly he is received wife; but she always urged the necessity of delay. His and thus had desired her to break off the connexion, ere by two old men, who had the care of the chateau, a jealousy was at length excited. He watched her some- it should be too late. few rustics, a schoolmaster, a veterinary surgeon, and times after he had parted from her. She was the Edward, in spite of the misfortune of her birth, was & crowd of little children. The chateau is old and in whole time alone; nor attempted to go to the White as anxious as ever to obtain the good, lovely, and innomiserable repair; but its antiquity and name more House; if she turned her eyes that way her counte- cent Isaura for his wife. The Marquis was rejoiced in than reconcile Robineau to the necessary expences for nance was instantly saddened. One day, after he had her having gained so true a heart; for he had long repair. Henceforward he insists upon being called taken leave of her, he proceeded to the White House. known Beaumont as his son's most estimable friend; Monsieur de la Roche Noire.

It was a stormy September day, and he knew Isaura and Alfred desired nothing better than to love and be In the morning Edward arises betimes, before Al- would be confined to the cottage. A gap in the high loved as the brother of both. The first step was to fred has yet left his chamber, and with much philoso- wall admits him to the garden. At every step his feet seek the lost treasure; and they all united in the phical meditation sets out to pay a visit to the fair goat- are entangled in the weeds and branches that overgrow search. Their suspicions, directed by Alfred, lighted herd. He finds her in the neighbourhood of her cot- the paths. All is gloomy and silent. He gets through on the vagabond. For some time they sought far and tage, reading while she is tending her goats. He finds a window into the house. It is furnished; he sees a

At length Vaillant, recovered from his she reads much; and a work of Florian's is before her. library, the source of Isaura's reading; and on the wounds, aided them in his search. He leads them to Edward recommends her choice; “I did not chose it,” table there are pistols. But there is no 'appearance of a hut they had visited before. said Isaura ; "it was given me to read.” Edward was living thing within the walls; all is deserted. He has Alfred's suspicions were not untrue. The vagabond on the point of asking " by whom?” but he could not discovered nothing.

near, in vain.

had entered Isaura's unguarded cottage, and obliged summon courage; and yet he felt most uneasy, and One night M. de la Roche Noire's whole household are her to depart with him. He carried her to a hut in a desirous to know. Sonietimes the young giri chatted aroused with the alarming announcement that there is lonely place, among steep places, behind which was with him, in th: most frank and innocent manner poo- an apparition in the castle ;-a light has been seen in an constructed an excavation in the hill, with a private


agent to the common fire engines, and this has been
successfully attempted by Messrs. Braithwaite and

entrance, with no other opening but to the sky.
Isaura remained for many a weary day. Her long
delayed hopes were suddenly revived; she hears Vail-
lant's bark; and now voices are calling to the inmates
to open the hut. The Vagabond enters the excavation,
a sword in his hand. There is no hope that he can fly
with Isaura, or evade the sagacity of her faithful dog.
He determines to take her life. Her prayers are of no
avail, he aims a fatal blow; but a hard substance in
her bosom receives the blow. It is a miniature of her
mother, which is driven from its gentle resting-place by
the violence. The vagabond starts. "Who is this?"
My mother," said the terrified girl. "Your mother!
Adila! then you are " He seemed paralyzed.
Ere he recovered his self-possession, the three friends
enter the cave. The vagabond received a fatal wound
from the hand of Alfred, he fell, and, expiring, con-
fessed that he had taken Isaura for the Marquis's mis-
tress; and that his persecution of her he had meant
for retribution, for he was-Lavigny, her mother's
unworthy lover.

Isaura was insensible to the horror of her situation, for she had fainted when the entrance of her friends had assured her safety. Her father's degradation was kept from her: the dying Lavigny himself requested that she might not be taught to consider her father, and the worst enemy her innocence had had, as the same. The friends carefully conveyed her to the White House. Here she recovered, and was united to her loving Edward, and has lived since among the dear friends, whom misfortune had taught to appreciate her unvarying sweetness.

Robineau, three years after these events, abandoning eastle, wife, name, and all his grand schemes, came up to Paris with the wreck of his fortune. The last we hear of him is that Alfred, who was married, still welcomed him as cordially as ever to his house, and had promised to procure him a clerkship, better than the one he had lost.


[From Mr. Alderson's Prize Essay (just published), on the Nature and Application of Steam; a treatise containing scientific knowledge with popular explanation, and illustrated by nineteen lithographic plates.]

STEAM is used for warming rooms, manufactories, and public institutions, of an ordinary temperature; hot-houses, forcing-houses, and woollen, cloth, cotton, and other drying houses, of a very high temperature. From the facility afforded of varying the heat of steam by increasing or diminishing the weight upon the safety valve, it is now generally used in chemical operations, which require an exact and certain degree of heat steadily exerted, and has almost superseded the use of the sand-bath, so frequently mentioned in works on chemistry.

It is used for the boiling of salt, several patents having been taken out for the peculiar modes of apply ing it; and immense salt-works are erected, both here, in England, and on the continent, carried on entirely by steam.

In the manufacturing or refining of sugar it is also extensively employed, and patents are taken out for different modes of using it.

It is also in request for steaming wood, previous to its being used by coach and cabinet makers, ship builders, &c., in order to soften its fibres, and facilitate the bending of it to the required form.

Patents have been taken out for washing by steam, but as "the women fowk canna be fash't we'it," the ingenious and well meaning inventors are, we believe, seldom applied to for licenses, and certainly have no ground of complaint for infringement of patent right.

In agriculture it is used chiefly for boiling, on a large scale, potatoes, turnips, &c., and the same for domestic purposes on a small scale, as also for warming baths and cooking.

It is also used for destroying those noxious vermin called bugs, and for hatching chickens; destroying life by its intense heat in the one instance, and producing it in the other by its gentle and continued warmth.




The machine is almost as small and compact, and when properly made nearly as manageable as the com mon fire-engine, with the advantage, that as soon as the steam is up, it never flags or tires. It consists of a boiler fixed on wheels, with springs similar to a steam carriage, and a working cylinder and piston, which by a crank of one or more throws works the required number of pumps. An air vessel is necessary to keep up an equable stream of water from the playpipe: hose, buckets, &c., are wanted as in the common engine.

To protect the immense warehouses and other property on the banks of the Thames in and about London, a fire engine on the common construction is fixed in a wherry, to be rowed where wanted, and worked by hand, thus constituting a floating fire engine.


For cooking steam is much used, and particularly in large establishments; almost all the large taverns and the public halls of the city companies are provided with a steam cooking apparatus. A pipe conveys the steam along a sort of sideboard, upon which is placed, in properly constructed dishes of tin, the food intended to be cooked. Branch pipes of small diameter gu from the steam pipe into the several tin dishes, with a cock to each to enable the cook or attendant to shut off the steam. A cock is also left in the steam cooking vessel, to let off the waste steam. These vessels are sometimes made double and sometimes single, according to the kind of food to be cooked. The double ones answer for roast, the steam being contained between the two dishes, the other for boiled.

A syphon is applied to the end of the main steampipe to get the proper degree of pressure, in the same way as already described in the steam warming appa


Patents have been taken out for ship's hearths for cooking by steam, and at the same time rendering saltwater quite fresh; the latter process is the same as that already described for making salt, excepting that here the evaporated water is the valuable commodity, and the salt the refuse. In this operation the steam

is condensed as it rises and collected in vessels for the use of the ship, being the same process nearly as distillation. A ship's company need never run short of fresh water, so long as they retain a large kettle and the means of making a fire. The sea-water being put in the kettle and placed upon the fire, as soon as the steam issues out of the spout wet cloths are applied around it, which condensing the vapour as it arises, it assumes its original form of water, but quite freed from its saline qualities. An apparatus on this principle neatly and properly constructed, and combined with the cooking apparatus already described, but rendered more compact and portable by piling the tin dishes upon each other, the lower one being inserted in the lid of the boiler forms what is called the "Patent Ship's Hearth."

For destroying vermin a portable boiler is made similar to Papen's digester, fixed upon a chaffing dish of charcoal. The spout should have a small tube attached by an universal joint, so that it can be turned in any direction. When the steam is raised of a high temperature, the spout should be applied to the crevices or other places containing the vermin, which by its action it instantly destroys.

For hatching chickens the eggs are placed in regular order similar to the manner in which the parent bird places them for incubation. The place in which they are deposited is then warmed by steam, conveyed in pipes, backwards and forwards, through the place of deposit, great care being taken to keep the place of an equal temperature of 96° Fahrenheit or 32° Réaumer; for at lower temperatures the living principle appears to become torpid and unable to assimilate the nourishment provided for developing the embryo. The eggs should not be laid upon the bare floor of the oven, but upon a mat, or bed of flax, or other non-conducting




Regulators" is a very gentle and judicious word! The utmost urbanity of utilitarianism is in it. The gentlemen, however, thus designated in the present instance, have a trick of regulating people, not merely with advice and remonstrance, and other spiritual modes of ruling, but with good bodily applications of twigs and stinging nettles; and if these fail in regulating the patient, a rifle-ball is administered.

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This was easily procured, and the party proceeded to the spot. Mason, on being attacked, defended himself with desperate valour; and as it proved impossible to secure him alive, he was brought to the ground with a rifle ball. His head was cut off, and stuck on the end of a broken branch of a tree, by the nearest road to the place where the affray happened. The gang soon dispersed, in consequence of the loss of their leader, and this infliction of merited punishment proved beneficial in deterring others from following a similar predatory life.

Steam has been successfully and extensively em. ployed for extinguishing that element from whence it derives its power, namely fire. But although it is stated by some that when supplied in large quantities, where there is no current of air, it is of itself suflicient to extinguish conflagration, yet the most common mode is by applying its mechanical power to the work ing of a force-water-pump. This may be done to great advantage in any place where there is already a powerful engine in use for driving machinery, as an air vessel can be fixed in a tower in a central situation in the yard, and connected by pipes with the pump of the engine. A play-pipe should be fixed on the top of the tower, connected to the air vessel with an univer

sal joint, which would command all adjacent buildings. This is done in the flax manufactory of Messrs. Marshall and Co., of Leeds, and at many other places in the neighbourhood; and we have been informed by persons who have seen it tried, that its action is so effective as to make the ejected stream of water break the glass of the windows.

It is a desideratum to apply this active and powerful

The passage is taken from Mr. Audubon's most interesting and valuable work, entitled "Ornithological Biography,-a production which has but just been put into our hands, but with which we purpose to make both ourselves and our readers as well acquainted as lovers of nature ought to be.

"The population of many parts of America is derived from the refuse of every other country. I hope I shall elsewhere prove to you, kind reader, that even in this we have reason to feel a certain degree of pride, as we often see our worst denizens becoming gradually

freed from arror, and at length changing to useful and respectable citizens. The most depraved of these emigrants are forced to retreat farther and farther from the society of the virtuous, the restraints imposed by which they find incompatible with their habits and the gratification of their unbridled passions. On the extreme verge of civilization, however, their evil propensities find more free scope, and the dread of punishment for their deeds, or the infliction of that punishment, are the only means that prove effectual in reforming them.

In those remote parts, no sooner is it discovered that an individual has conducted himself in a notoriously vicious manner, or has committed some outrage upon society, than a conclave of the honest citizens takes place, for the purpose of investigating the case, with a rigour without which no good result could be expected. These honest citizens, selected from among the most respectable persons in the district, and vested with powers suited to the necessity of preserving order on the frontiers, are named Regulators. The accused person is arrested, his conduct laid open, and if he is found guilty of a first crime, he is warned to leave the country, and go farther from society, within an ap pointed time. Should the individual prove so callous as to disregard the sentence, and remain in the same neighbourhood, to commit new crimes, then wo be to him; for the Regulators, after proving him guilty a second time, pass and execute a sentence, which, if not enough to make him perish under the infliction, is at least for ever impressed upon his memory. The punishment inflicted is generally a severe castigation, and the destruction by fire of his cabin. Sometimes, in cases of reiterated theft or murder, death is considered necessary; and, in some instances, delinquents of the worst species have been shot, after which their heads have been stuck on poles, to deter others from following their example. I shall give you an account of one of these desperadoes, as I received it from a person who had been instrumental in bringing him to punishment.

The name of Mason is still familiar to many of the navigators of the Lower Ohio and Mississippi. By dint of industry in bad deeds he became a notorious horse-stealer, formed a line of worthless associates from the eastern parts of Virginia (a State greatly celebrated for its fine breed of horses) to New Orleans, and had a settlement on Wolf Island, not far from the confluence of the Ohio and Mississipi, from which he issued to stop the flat-boats, and rifle them of such provisions and other articles as he and his party needed. His depredations became the talk of the whole Western Country; and to pass Wolf Island was not less to be dreaded than to anchor under the walls of Algiers. The horses, the negroes, and the cargoes, his gang carried off and sold. At last, a body of Regulators undertook, at great peril, and for the sake of the country, to bring the villain to punishment.

Mason was as cunning and watchful as he was active and daring. Many of his haunts were successively found out and searched, but the numerous spies in his employ enabled him to escape in time. One day however, as he was riding a beautiful horse in the woods, he was met by one of the Regulators, who immediately recognised him, but passed him as if an utter stranger. Mason, not dreaming of danger, pursued his way leisurely, as if he had met no one. But he was dogged by the Regulator, and in such a manner as proved fatal to him. At dusk, Mason having reached the lowest part of a ravine, no doubt well known to him, hoppled (tied together the fore-legs of) his stolen horse, to enable it to feed during the night without chance of straying far, and concealed himself in a hollow log to spend the night. The plan was good, but proved his ruin

The Regulator, who knew every hill and hollow of the woods, marked the place and the log with the eye o an experienced hunter, and as he remarked that Mason was most efficiently armed, he galloped off to the nearest house, where he knew he should find assistance.


The punishment by castigation is performed in the following manner. The individual convicted of an offence is led to some remote part of the woods, under the escort of sometimes forty or fifty RegulaWhen arrived at the chosen spot, the criminal is made fast to a tree, and a few of the Regulators remain with him, whilst the rest scour the forest, to assure t emselves that no strangers are within reach, after which they form an extensive ring, arranging themselves on their horses, well armed with rifles and pistols, at equal distances and in each other's sight. At a given signal that "all's ready," those about the culprit, having provided themselves with young twigs of hickory, administer the number of lashes prescribed by the sentence, untie the sufferer, and order him to leave the country immediately.

One of these castigations which took place more within my immediate knowledge, was performed on a


fellow who was neither a thief nor a murderer, but “Fancy a face full of wit and lore,

To such correspondents as render a particular attenwho had misbehaved otherwise sufficiently to bring Full of all that philosophers taught of yore,

tion a matter of evident justice or courtesy, and to all himself under the sentence with mitigation. He was Save Plato, for little it owed to his store taken to a place where nettles were known to grow in 'I'm lost!' thought the spell-bound student.

such as request it, an answer will be given, as speedily luxuriance, completely stripped, and so lashed with

as the nature of the publication will allow. But it is

"From the vision's lip flowed a silvery voice, them, that although not materially hurt, he took it as

Chanting, “If wisdom and wealth's thy choice,

begged, on the Editor's part, for reasons which will be a hint not to be neglected, left the country, and was

Take me into the bargain, come on and rejoice!'

obvious to the considerate, that as few private answers never again heard of by any of the party concerned.

'It rings the right tune,' mused our student. Probably at the moment when I am copying these

will be required as possible; and no time is at present notes respecting the early laws of our frontier people,

“Tho’Landgraves and Counts may woo,'sung she, specified for the answers, because we do not yet know few or no Regulating Parties exist, the terrible exam- 'Not my cousin the Baron can rival thee,'

how long before the date of publication our Journal ples that were made having impressed upon the new 'What, is not thy cousin a demon?' quoth he;

may be forced to go to press. But we undertake to settlers a salutary dread, which restrains them from 'The devil a bit, sir student.' the commission of flagrant crimes.

keep nobody waiting longer than can be helped. I'm the orphan heiress of earthly gold,

Correspondents, who are noticed only by their My library hundreds of tomes doth hold,

initials, or a simple acknowledgment of the receipt I will yield them all to the gay and bold !

of their leis, will conclude that we think it all they PERSONAL ANECDOTES OF BURNS.

'That's me!' cried the convert student."


Letters intended foi inser:ion or extract, will receive From the fifth volume of Mr. Cunningham's edition,

notices to that effect. one of the most interesting of the series, containing the

And should no notice at all be given, the writers will poet's correspondence with the original publisher of his


conclude, either that we think they do not desire

any, or that our silence arises from any feeling but want songs. It makes us feel no end of our admiration of The Pet of the Petticoats.-Our Journal is not

of courtesy, or (which is not at all impossible, and Burns's disinterested love of his art, and his most gen,

theatrical, but our heart, for many good old reasons, is which it will be a good-nature towards us to suppose) tlemanly patience with the publisher's criticisms. so; and for some special reasons, in addition to those

that their communications have not come to hand. general ones, we cannot but express a wish, that as

We shall now proceed to act upon these rules with "Laddie, lie near me," (says he in one of his letters, many of our theatre-loving readers as admire a natural

regard to letters already received; but the first that speaking of a song) must lie near me for some time. I actress and a whole heap of attractive entertainments,

presents itself extremely puzzles us, particularly as it do not know the air ; and until I am complete mas- will go to Drury Lane to-morrow to see the piece

was the prototype of a heap of others. It is the one ter of a tune, in my own singing (such as it is), I above mentioned, with Mrs. Fitzwilliam in it, It is

from the “Son of an Old Friend." He will see how can never compose for it. My way is : I consider the from the tried and hearty pen of Mr. Buckstone, and

we have, at least, treasured up his friendliness. What poetic sentiment correspondent to my idea of the founded on Gresset's charming mock-heroic poem, can we say to letters so very kind, so very flattering, so musical expression; then choose my theme; begin one recording the gallantries of the Parrot of Nevers, whom

tempting to one's self-love to communicate, and yet imstanza-when that is composed, which is generally the the author, hy a very natural metamorphosis, has conmost difficult part of the business, I walk out, sit down

possible for any reasonable degree of modesty to shew! verted from Poll into Paul,- a little human rogue, And yet we have, truly, an honest doubt on that now and then, look out for objects in nature round - instead of one with a beak. After the play, there is

matter with regard to some of them. We remember me, that are in unison or harmony with the cogitations more of Mr. Barnett's music, and there is Mr. Phillips's when we first had the editorship of a journal, we of my fancy, and workings of my bosom; humming singing, and Mr. Fitzwilliam's (who returns for the thought it a fine magnanimous thing to suppress every every now and then the air, with the verses I have

purpose, after an absence of several years) and there is word of approbation on the part of our correspondents; framed. When I feel my muse beginning to jade, I Monsieur Albert's dancing, and Mr. Ducrow with his but as we grew older, and less self-satisfied, we disretire to the solitary fire-side of my study, and there horses; in short, all sorts of gratifications for eye, ear, covered that there were two parties concerned in these commit my effusions to paper; swinging, at intervals, and imagination.

matters, instead of one, and that there might be a sort on the hind legs of my elbow-chair, by way of calling Catching is not keeping.–“Here's to the blessed forth my own critical strictures, as my pen goes on.

of modesty prouder than pride, or if you will, vainer memory of Redmond O'Hanlon,” cried Titus, draining than vanity, in thus treating the good opinion of others. Seriously, this, at home, is almost invariably my way.

a bumper. “And as to the story, did you ever hear Besides, the general encouragement to good-will is not What cursed egotism !"

mention made of one Captain Power ? He was another to be lost sight of. We believe that when the corresIt was modest in the poet to say that this was brave boy, and quite the gentleman. Nicely he turned pondent in these instances has so written his letter as "egotism;" but how truly the reader feels that it was the tables on an ensign of musqueteers, that came out to render it available for purposes of entertainment or

from Cork to seize him. You shall hear how it no such thing, and how glad we should have been of

instruction to the general reader (for he also is a third, happened.

and the most important party, to be considered) the more friendly communications of the same sort.

" This ensign had received intelligence that Power best way is to let the goodwill have its pleasure, and “ Dumfries is a small town; a few steps carried had taken up his quarters at a small inn, on the road the friendliness be openly shewn and honoured, — Burns to green lanes, daisied brae-sides, and quiet leading from Kilworth, and being anxious to finger the always, of course, with due consideration to quantity as stream banks. Men returning from labour were sure reward offered for his apprehension, set out with a file well as quality, and to times and seasons. In short, to meet him “all under the light of the moon," saun

of men.

It was growing dusk when they reached the the social spirit, which is our only inspirer on any octering forth as if he had no aim; his hands behind his inn, and there, sure enough, was Power drinking casions, must be our warrant and excuse on these, back, his hat turned up a little behind by the shortness for they saw him through a window with his bottle whether we do too much or too little. We shall enof his neck, and noting all, yet seeming to note nothing. before him, lighting his pipe, quite comfortable. “Ha, deavour strictly to make it our arbiter. But we will Yet those who got near without being seen, might hear ha,' thinks the ensign, my boy, I have you safe give a taste of these puzzling but most delightful letters, him humming some old Scottish air, and fitting verses enough now, but knowing his man, and expecting a that the reader may see how natural it is in us to make to it.”

devil of a resistance, if he attempted to lay hands on use of both of those epithets, and what credit we really This is a capital portrait in action.

The homely

the captain by force, he determined to resort to strata- deserve for at all withholding them (for we are resolved touch of the hat turned up behind by the shortness of

gem; so, entering the house, just as if he were on a to make our merit out somehow!) The passage is

recruiting party, he (the ensign) calls loud for whiskey from the communication above-mentioned. Who the the neck, lets us at once into the robustness of the

for his men, and a bottle of port for himself, and writer is, we know not. poet's frame, and his freedom from coxcombry. marches into the room where Power was sitting, who “ Dear Sir,

March 3. got up to receive him very politely. Now, whether Welcome, thrice welcome back, to your own peculiar the captain suspected his intentions or not I can't say;

department of our literature. Much has been donem at all events, he didn't let the ensign perceive it; but and much more attempted--since your secession from A FAIR DEVIL.

took his wine as pleasantly as we are doing now, with the editorial throne; but I have a suspicion, that your

no suspicion of any thing in our heads—and no thoughts (From Miss Isabel Hill's new novel, the Brother

place still has remained unoccupied in the hearts of of any mischief brewing.” Tragedians," --a production uniting in a rare degree

your readers; every man has kept sacred a corner at

Exactly,” said Jack; “I understand.” the most reflective feeling with a charming womanly

his fire-side for the all-loved Burchell. What agree

Well, the bottle was drawing to a close, and Power vivacity, though injured by an imperfect transpiration of

able soirées and pleasant jaunts have we not passed and rose up to call for another, when the ensign, thinking the incidents through an exuberance of dialogue.)

enjoyed in your company in the Indicator ; what deit time, starts to his feet, presents a pistol to his head,

lightful chit-chattery in the Tatler! And we are to "A Gottingen student went forth at night, and commands him to surrender. With all the plea

have these fine times again, Sir! For one, I thank To meet with the forest-haunting sprite; sure in life,' replied the captain, that is, when you can

you ; it is bravely determined on your part; may the And 'first I'll preach to it, then I'll fight,' take me; and knocking up the ensign's arm, so that

resolution be as bravely appreciated." Quoth this erudite Gottingen student.

he could not even pull his trigger, he threw himself
upon him, effectually preventing his crying out, by

Here follows a passage from a lady's letter (Griselda); His book and his sword were of ponderous size, stuffing his coat-pocket into his mouth; he then very

and if encouraging letters from male correspondents For the Gottingen student was brave and wisecoolly proceeded to divest the ensign of his grand uni

are sometimes intoxicating, those from females may be At least in his own remarkable eyes form, and taking his purse and sword, and military

allowed fairly to “take one off one's legs :" A handsome pair-for a student. cloak, tied him hand and foot, and telling him he hoped

Dear Quondam Indicator, « Wisdom and wealth! to himself he said, ne was satisfied with his reward, walked out of the

“That which I have so long desired is at length My mother and father are long since dead,

room, locking the door on the other side unconcernedly accomplished; I mean your return to us in the hebI want a few books, a new coat, and a bed,

after him, and putting the key in his pocket. The men, domadal way, which in by-gone days afforded both And to dine don't dis-grace a student.

who were busy with their whiskey toddy, seeing their pleasure and instruction to many circles. Fifteen “Thrice have I dreamt of our meeting high,

officer, as they thought, come out and motion them to years since, when sitting at the tea-table with your paper,

keep still, never stirred a peg-but suffered Power to That is, this bountiful tiend and I,

I have imagined myself one, living in the Queen's Who am holy enough, all wiles to defy,

get clear away, without so much as a question.. time, whose taste was directed and conserved by an Rookwood.

Addison.” That can tempt a temperate student.'

We should be ashamed to repeat words like these, He wandered about the whole of the nigh

if it were not a greater shame to be ashamed of kind'Twas unluckily warm, and calm, and bright,

ness from any body, much more from the intelligent So the fiend a symptom he saw of the sprite


and amiable. But we must give this lady's letter enAdventurous Gottingen student : We wish we could give a distinct answer to every one

tire in a succeeding number, since it contains matter

of general import. "Till he came to a castle, that frowned from a rock: of our correspondents, and at as much length as each

The reader may judge, however, from these speciSix in the morning was tolled by a clock,

could desire; but as this is impossible, and, for reasons mens how difficult it is to make one's way through And answered by many a crowing cock

much of this kindly perplexity, and we have had (thank * Too late even for ghosts!" sighed the student. which they theniselves would approve if they knew the

our stars) a great deal of it! It has even now, on “But by him that instant a form there floats, circumstances, not always the best for any party, we

the very threshold of our acknowledgments, cut us White as the whitest of new bank-notes, have adopted certain rules for the occasion, which we

short, and forced us to delay all our answers but tuo, While guinea-gold rouleaux of curls its coats trust will not be thought incompatible with due con- to the next number. We will make greater despatch Half hid from the awe-stricken student.

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