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between eleven and twelve age. Women by dozens were o'clock, two men were observed on the roofs of the houses tearing beating at the door of the Hare down the parapet walls, and and Hounds, with large sticks; throwing the bricks on the comand in the next moment more batants below; whilst others than two hundred men and wo were as busily engaged in throwmen, all armed with shilelaghs, ing pots de chambre, three-legged crept out from the cellars and stools, &c. from the windows. blind alleys in the neighbour. The constables saw it would hood, and a general battle ensu- be highly dangerous to interfere, ed, in which poor Elcom, the during the heat of the action, landlord, who came out to see and therefore they very wisely what was the matter, was knock- waited till both parties were ed down and dreadfully beaten. pretty well exhausted, when they He was dragged out of the affray, made their appearance, and took and carried into a neighbouring the ringleaders into custody. house by some of the less violent, Of the eleven prisoners at the in a state of complete insensi- bar, not one but had a pair of bility, with the blood gushing black eyes, or a broken head, from both his ears. The beadles besides minor scratches and alarmed at this tumult, Aed to bruises without number. the church, the watch-house, &c. The prisoners were called upon for assistance. When they re- by the magistrate for their deturned, the battle was over, the fence; but they all spoke at Limerickers having been beaten; once, and it was impossible to and it was understood that they ascertain the nature of it ; except had retreated to Camel-buildings that none of them “ knowed a to beat up for reinforcements. ha'p'urth of it; and went along It was of course expected that to the watch-house quite quiet the fight would be renewed, and and aisey." Eventually they were so it turned out ; for about four all ordered to give forty-eight o'clock, the same afternoon, Mr. hours notice of bail for entering Patrick Egan, “ captain of the into sureties to keep the peace Limerickers,” rushed out into the towards all the king's subjects. street in a sort of war dance, and It was stated in the course of flourishing his shilelagh over his the examination, that these rows head, uttered a shrill kind of would be neither so frequent nor fillalloo. At the moment, John so ferocious, if it was not for a Fitzpatrick, leader of the Galway man who keeps a large depot of people, issued from an opposite shilelaghs, and hires them out at alley, in the same warlike man- a penny a row ! ner, and in the next instant there were more than five hundred
EMINENT QUALITIES. men, women, and children in the street. The Limerickers now Sweetness and meekness that rushed to the onslaught with the exclude all anger and passion. cry of “ Garry Owen !" and bro Modesty and manliness. ken heads, black eyes, and bloody The bearing of freedom of noses were dealt about on all speech in other people. sides, without regard to sex or Not falling into the usual heats
and zeal of wrangling sophists apt to confide in the affection of and reasoners.
friends than to mistrust them.. Not assuming an air of austerity, or that of a man of great business and importance.
EVILS OF EDUCATION. Reading with close attention, The clever writer who addresnot being satisfied with taking a ses Mr. Banks on the Evils of slight general view of the matter. Education, furnishes us with the
Not being hasty in assenting to subsequent passage :-" Genewhat is said by others.
rosity, pride, honour, and might The power of being both very are the distinguished attributes of vehement and perfectly calm. nobility. None can be generous
The receiving of benefits, so as who is obliged to set any bounds neither to be entirely overcome to his bounty or his vengeance by them, and condescend to-none can display pride who is mean acknowledgments, nor let ever exposed to mortification them pass without taking due none can exert the true grandeur notice of them.
of might who can possibly recoil Gravity without affectation in weakness. Characters thus
Readiness to discover and sup- endowed, are truly the Corinply the wants and wishes of our thian pillars of the statemen, friends.
thus magnificent, irresistible, unTemper to bear with the rude tractable, are the glory of huand illiterate.
manity. Is there in existence a Discretion, not to lose time in being so gross and grovelling, the perplexing and fruitless study as to think that water should of dark and doubtful things. always struggle through rocky
The talent of talking to each masses, sneak round huge fragman on the subject best liked ments, or steal along the dull and understood by him, with a plain? Who delights not to see weetness of conversation not the dashing cataract and the inconsistent with the highest self plunging cascade? The rolling respect.
flood, sweeping whole villages A disposition to speak well of along in its proud career, is the people if possible ; if not, to say grandest object in nature. Chillittle or nothing about them. dren may scream, mothers may
Great and various learning lament, and the sensitive father without ostentation.
may feel a moment's agony, as Never using the plea of want they are all borne away in the of leisure.
impetuosity of the generous eleNot slighting the complaints ment, but they only add to the of a friend, even though he should noble interest of the scene. We chance to complain without rea- feel not for the fish that rises, son; but endeavouring to set writhing on the hook ; we symhim right and restore him to his pathise not with the hare that wonted temper.
drops palpitating at the foot of An habitual love of truth, and the nobler hound" Contemplove of justice.
tible, therefore, is Pythagorean A disposition more addicted compassion, for vulgar men, woto hope than to fear, and more men, and children, terminating
their laborious life by a momen- then eighteen ; and if she haptary visitation of graceful sub- pened to die unmarried, or withlimity. Yet, what, in point of out children, her fortune was left sublimity and generous power, is to her guardian. As the interest the overflowing flood to the dash of the uncle was now incompatiof cavalry among a linked multi- ble with the life of the niece, tude? What is the washing several other relations hinted, away of a village, to the instan- that it would not be proper for taneous dispersion of one hun. them to live together; the uncle, dred thousand men, women, and however, took his niece to his children by a chivalrous corps of house, near Epping forest, and horse? What are the falls of soon afterwards she disappeared. Niagara to the onset of Birley? Inquiry was made after her, This is the order of nature still. and it appeared that the day she The larger fishes feed upon the was missing she went into the smaller ; foxes live on chicken forest with her uncle, and that and lambs ; cats devour mice. he returned without her. He was It is a senseless error to imagine taken into custody, and underall men to be of the same species. went a long examination, in They are most distinctly two, the which he acknowledged that he ruling and the ruled the con- went out with her, that she found suming and the productive-the means to loiter behind him, as noble and the vulgar-the gay they were returning home ; that and the sordid ;--and for the for- he sought her in the forest as mer to prey upon the latter is as soon as he missed her, and that natural, right, and conducive to he knew not where she was, or the general good, as for a cock what was become of her. This to peck at a worm : but the was thought improbable, and his worm must not be educated. apparent interest in the death of · Delenda est Carthago.' Mr. his ward, raised and strengthened Banks. is complimented with the suspicions against him, and he epithets of most wise and wor- was detained in custody. New thy sir,' generous and mighty circumstances were every day sir,'' and is described as ' learnt arising against him. It was found and full of faith.' The conclu- that the lady had been addressed sion is however, rather unfortu- by a neighbouring gentleman, nate ; the worthy member is told who had, a few days before she that as a goose saved Rome, so was missing, set out on a jourhis voice, « if mortal voice is ney to the north ; and that she destined to avail, must give the had declared she would marry alarm and save the state.'” him when he returned : that her
uncle had expressed his disap
probation of the match in very UNCERTAINTY OF HUMAN TES
strong terms : that she had often TIMONY.
wept and reproached him with A gentleman died possessed of unkindness, and abuse of his a considerable fortune, which he power. A woman, also swore left to his only daughter, and ap- that on the day the lady was pointed his brother to be guar- missing, about eleven o'cloek, in dian and executor. The lady was the forenoon, she was coming through the forest, and heard a had just shot. Coming near the woman's voice expostulating with place appointed for their rendezgreat eagerness, upon which she vous, she formed a pretence to drew nearer the place, and, be- let her uncle go on before her, fore she saw any person, heard and her lover being waiting for the same voice say, “ don't kill her with a horse, she mounted, me, uncle, don't kill me ;" upon and immediately rode off. Inwhich she was greatly terrified, stead of going into the north, and immediately hearing the re- they retired to a house, in which port of a gun very near, she made he had taken lodgings, near all the haste she could from the Windsor, where they were marspot, but could not rest in her ried the same day, and in about mind till she had told what had a week went a journey of pleahappened. On this evidence he sure to France, and when they was condemned and executed returned, first heard of the mis
About ten days after the exe- fortune inadvertently brought cution the lady came home. It upon their uncle. appeared, however, that what all the witnesses had sworn was
ORIGIN OF ST. SWITHIN'S DAY. true, and that the fact was thus circumstanced :
Mr. Editor, The lady declared, that having There is scarce an individual previously agreed to go off with in the kingdom arrived at the the gentleman that courted her, age of adolescence, who has not he had given out that he was heedfully noted the appearance going a journey to the north ; of the atmosphere on St. Swithin's but that he waited concealed at day, and has regarded it as cera little house near the skirts of tain as the best authenticated the forest, till the time appointed, miracle of monkish days, that a which was the day she disap- forty days' deluge would take peared. That he had horses place if a single drop of rain deready for himself and her, and scended from the clouds on the was attended by two servants 15th of July. Notwithstanding also on horseback. That as she the implicit faith placed in the was walking with her uncle, he influence of the good bishop of reproached her with persisting in Winchester, perhaps as little of her resolution to marry a man his history is handed down to whom he disapproved ; and after posterity as of almost any saint much altercation, she said with in the calendar, your readers some heat, “ I have set my heart will, therefore, I trust not be disupon it; if I do not marry him, pleased with the following parit will be my death ; don't kill ticulars :me, uncle, don't kill me;" that Swithin, in the Saxon Swithum, just as she had pronounced these received his clerical tonsure, and words, she heard a gun discharg- put on the monastic habit, in the ed very near her, at which she old monastry at Winchester. He startled, and immediately after was of noble parentage, and wards saw a man come forward passed his youth in the study of from among the trees, with a grammar, philosophy, and the wood-pigeon in his hand, that he Scriptures. Swithin was pro
moted to holy orders by Helm- It is evident from these lines stan, Bishop of Winchester, at that Poor Robin was not an orwhose death, in 852, King Ethel- thodox believer in monkish mirawolf granted him the see. In cles : but maugre his incredulity, this he continued eleven years, it is certain that St. Swithin's inand died in 868.
fluence is great even to the preSwithin desired that he might sent time : for if it is wet about be buried in the open church- the middle of the month, we yard, and not in the chancel of generally have a continued sucthe minister, as was usual with cession of showers for several other bishops ; and his request weeks afterwards, whatever may was complied with : but the be the cause. monks, on his being canonized, considering it disgraceful for the
LORD LYTTLETON. saint to lie in a public cemetry, resolved to move his body into Mr. Editor, the choir, which was to have been The death of the celebrated done, with solemn procession, on Thomas, Lord Lyttleton, from the 15th of July. It rained, the singularity of the circumhowever, so violently for forty stances attending it, cannot fail days succeeding, that the design to live in the memory of those was abandoned as heretical and who have heard it. He problasphemous, and they honoured fessed to have been warned of his memory by erecting a chapel his death, and the time thereof, over his grave, at which many as follows: miraculous cures of all kinds are About a week before he died, said to have been wrought. To he said he went to bed, pretty the above circumstances may be well, but restless ; soon after his traced the origin of the old say- servant had left him, he heard a ing, " that if it rains on St. footstep at the bottom of the Swithin's, it will rain for forty bed . he raised himself in order days following."
to see what it could be, when one İn Poor Robin's Almanack for of the most angelic female figures 1697, are the following lines :- that imagination could possibly In this month is St. Swithin's day;
paint, presented itself bufore him, On which, if that it rain, they say Full forty days after it will,
and, with a commanding voice Or more or less, some rain distil.
and action, bade him attend, and This Swithin was a saint, I trow, prepare himself, for on such a And Winchester's bishop also.
night, and at the hour of twelve, Who in his time did many a feat, As popish legends do repeat :
he would surely die! He atA woman having broke her eggs
tempted to address the vision, By stumbling at another's legs, but was unable, and the ghost For which she made a woful cry vanished, and left him in a state St. Swithin chanced to come by,
more easily conceived than could Who made them all as sound, or more Than ever that they were before.
be described. His valet found But whether this were so or no, him in the morning more dead 'Tis more than you or I do know. than alive, and it was some hours Better it is to rise betime,
before his lordship could be reAnd to make hay while sun do shine, Than to believe in tales and lies
covered sufficiently to send for Which evil inonks and friars devise. his friends, to whom he thought