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and draw from them some prac- hind you, till the house ring. tical rules is all I can attempt. Tramp across the floors till they The guiding maxims for a sér- shake, and the windows creak to vant, according to her, are to do your tread. If any person in as little and get as much as she the family is sick, this will help eån ; to be ignorant of nothing; to amuse him, by letting him never to be in the wrong ; to know what is going on; and have good reasons for all she will, also, inform the family bedoes ; never to disturb or hurry low stairs of your movements. herself, especially when sent on Ten to one but their servants messages ; and to study daily the may in like manner requite the noble art of self-vindication. obligation. Give nothing till it “ The faults commonly laid to be at least three times asked for, your charge, my dears,” pursued and a due time waited for. This the sybil, “ are lying, want of will make your principals feel eleanliness, carelessness, disor the importance and value of your derliness, and what your mistres- labours. That you may effectuses call forgetfulness, but it ally observe this rule, be sure deserves no such a name. I ne- you never brush shoes till the ver yet knew one of you forget person wanting them is ready to your dinner hour, or the week go abroad. Never clean a canof the market.” But I must dlestick till the bell rings for pass over many desultory par- lights, nor a knife till the cloth ticulars and take up the discourse be laid ; and if hot water be at at a precise point.
any time wanted, as it must often "Lie in bed as long as you can be, why, hot water is surely in a morning. If you do rise, worth waiting for—yöu did not the morning hours ought to be know it was to be wanted, I am your own. You can the most sure. To do nothing till it is conveniently, before the family wanted and waited for, gives fine are stirring, see your friends and scope for alertness and ingenuity. settle your little matters with Along with this, I would recomyour followers—of whom more mend to you to apply every sort anon. If any members of the of article to every kind of purfamily have a fancy for early pose ; for you know the maxim, rising, be sure you cure them of hang them that have no shifts." it. Let such persons find the A wash-hand basin does, on this parlour all in a litters the fire principle, make an excellent vesunkindled or smoking-and their sel to be used in cooking, and shoes unbrushed. If the riser is nothing will scour the kitchen a gentleman, withhold the sup- floor better than the dish-cloths plies. The want of shaving-wa- or pudding-cloths. Vary every ter will infallibly drive him to day and every hour the places bed, and probably cure him of where you keep your things, as the impertinent practice. In the well as the purposes to which mornings, when you choose to you apply them. This will exerhold no levee in the kitchen, be cise invention and ingenuity. sure to make the room doors I have known a clever cook, a bang up before you and slap be- cook of genius and resource, whip the night-cap off her head Germany, and is remarkable for to pound biscuit for a pudding in; a strange custom, practised by while a dawdling creature would the inhabitants, which is as foltake a whole half-minute to take lows. down the pestle and mortar from If a man has been married a the shelf. The purposes to which year, or fifteen months at most, things may be converted by a and his wife is not pregnant, he clever rattle-handed lass, are in- is carried out of the village on a finite ; and this talent alone wooden horse, or pole, and makes her differ from the slow plunged into a pond. As soon as methodical creature who abides the person who has undergone by the mistress' rules of doing this discipline gets out of the every thing in its proper time; water, he is at liberty to lay hold • keeping everything in its of any one of the by-standers if proper place ;' and putting he can, who is plunged into the every thing to its proper use.' water in the same manner; and I would also recommend that this concludes the farce. you diversify your labours : “too It happened once that the late much of one thing is good for margrave of Bareith passed nothing. For instance, clean through this town when one of your master's shoes, after he has these processions was exhibited, ten times asked for them-brush- and was desirous of seeing this ing them over the clean dresser; extraordinary ceremony, little then fling down the brushes and imagining that the person who rush to make up your mistress' had been thrown into the water bed; from this fly to clean the might, possibly, take his revenge broth pot-dirty of course, since on the lord of the country, as in it was last used; then knead out fact it happened. The margrave a cake; when you get it up to only laughed at first at the odd toast, sweep up the ashes ; and fancy of the man who made tonext starch your own cap ; to wards him ; but the whole vildress which, the irons are proba- lage gathering round his postbly put to the fire four hours chaise, and insisting on their every morning for the week, rights, as founded on a very though · heavy work' keeps you ancient custom, he was obliged from getting it done. In this not only to give them a sum of manner you may diversify your money to make them drink, but labours in the most agreeable likewise to deliver up to them fashion. Work goes on briskly his running footman, whom, for this way, and you cannot weary. the greater confirmation of their (To be concluded in our next.) favourite privilege, they obliged
to undergo the discipline of the Mr. Editor,
If these people are severe Between Bomberge and Er- against such as do not propagate lang, not far from Baynsdorf, their species in a lawful way, lies a village or country town though probably it may not be called Kerspach, which belongs owing to any fault of their's, to the margrave of Bareith, in what punishment might old
bachelors expect to suffer, if the domestic solicitude. The blanKerspach law should prevail in dishments with which pleasure the world ?
fascinates youth-the applauses of admiration-the encomiums
which wisdom and morality ever MELANCHOLY SUICIDE.
bestow on ingenious worth, it There are characters who, might have been presumed, though unconnected by country, would have allurements too ennor endeared by relationship, in- chanting to be renounced at the terest the world in the vicissi- age of susceptibility, and by a tudes of their lives—elicit wishes mind to which they would have for their prosperity-and com- been but the meed of desert. mand sympathy in all their af- Yet, however ecstatic be its deflictions. Those whom age has lights, youth escapes not adveradvanced to the climacteric of sity; and if its misfortunes be reputation, mankind behold in not equal, sensibility renders silent melancholy borne from the them more poignant than those stage, assured the settled affec- of age. After so long an abtion of their fellow-creatures sence, he had not re-visited the must long have presaged the ap- scenes of his tender years above probation of him, before whom three months, when some untheir earthly conduct is now to known calamity seems to have be recounted. But the young, darkened his prospects, and preyet unmatured by time, and so sented death as the only comfort often blasted by depravity in the for his sufferings. One evening, bud of greatness, create great without having betrayed any anxiety for the endowments symptoms of melancholy, the which may exalt them the pro- family were alarmed, after he tectors of their country, and ex- had retired to his chamber, by emplify the loveliness of virtue the report of a pistol. Upon enand dignity of talents. Such tering, he was found in agony; sensations as these were, perhaps, the ball had passed through his never more justly excited, than breast—the wound was mortal. by a late dismal catastrophe of His uncle, Chief-Justice Monk, Charles W. Monk, of Canada-a inquired the cause of this despeyouth who long displayed those rate act; to which he replied qualities which, while they com- " That goes with me to the mand the admiration, secure the grave,” and expired. Such has love of mankind. He had just been the end of a young man, closed his collegiate career, yet in his twentieth year, whom where pre-eminence had ever nature and his own efforts formed been his station, and the world for an ornament in any society. opened to him a theatre suited to the exhibition of those powers
THE HEROINE. which his aspiring soul felt hitherto limited in their sphere. The following is a copy of the Separated for several years from memorial of Elizabeth Hopkins, his family, he had returned but wife of Jeremiah Hopkins, serto realize the hope of a loving jeant of the 104th foot, addressparent, and dispel the cares of ed to the secretary at war :
“Most humbly sheweth, that colonel Chambers' corps ; was she was born of British parents with the troops under the comat Philadelphia, in 1741 ; has mand of general Campbell, taken her husband, six sons, and her at Pensacola, having, however, son-in-law, as per margin,* during the siege served at the serving his majesty in the 104th; guns, and tore her very clothes and during the course of her life, for wadding. That having been from her zeal and attachment to exchanged at the peace of 1783, her king and country, she has from an attachment to the royal encountered more hardships cause, she embarked on board a than commonly fall to the lot of transport with part of Delancey's her sex. That in the year 1776, and Chambers' corps, was shipbeing with her first husband, wrecked on Seal Island, in the (John Jasper), a serjeant of Bay of Fundy, when near three marines on board the brig Stan- hundred men, and numbers of woly, tender to the Roebuck, she men and children perished-that was wounded in her left leg, in she suffered unparalleled distress, an engagement with the French being pregnant, with a child in vessels, when she was actually her arms; remained three days working at the guns. That the on the wreck-was taken up, marines having been landed at with her husband and child, by Cape May, in America, her hus- fishermen of Marble-Head ; and, band was taken prisoner by a shortly afterwards, being landed, Captain Plunket, of the rebel delivered of three sons, two of army, near Mud Ford Nied, whom are in the 104th, the other and sentenced to suffer death; dead ; and, lastly, that she had that by her means he was enabled the honour of being mother of to escape, with 22 American de- twenty-two children, viz. eighserters, to whom she served arms teen sons and four daughters, and ammunition, and on their seven of the former being alive, way to join the army their party and three of the latter. That was attacked by the enemy's memorialist humbly prays, that light horse-she was fired at, and you may consider her as a fit wounded in her left arm ; but, object for some allowance from undismayed, took a loaded fire- the compassionate fund, towards lock, shot the rebel, and brought her maintenance in her old age, his horse to Philadelphia, (the having lost all her property, and head-quarters of the army,) which as a reward for her long and she was permitted to sell to one faithful service to her king: and of General Sir W. Howe's aide- as in duty bound, shall ever de-camps. That after many fa- pray. tigues and campaigns, her first
“ E. HOPKINS." husband died, and she married Fredericton, New Brunswick, Samuel Woodward, a soldier in 12th April, 1815.
* Jeremiah Hopkins, husband. Sa. In consequence of her memomuel Woodward, Timothy Woodward, rial she obtained a pension of Robert Woodward, Nathaniel Woodward, Archibald Woodward, Nathaniel
£100 a-year. The following is Hopkins, sons.-James Ú'Donough, another instance of her strength „son-in-law.
of mind. At Fort Erie, the pride
of her heart, her twins fell, also to transmit the billets (crossM‘Donough, her son-in-law. On purposed), exactly to the parties hearing the news she called her for whom they were not intended. husband and her children round First-" Dear Duchess-A thouher, made them a most animated sand thanks for your most despeech, charging them to be re- lightful invitation. I must, I venged on the Yankies for their will accept it, though to do so I loss; and next time they went am compelled to put off the into action they were cheered brewer and his wife.” Addressed, and encouraged by Mammy Hop- par accident, to lady E. Whitkins, the name she went by in bread, Dover-street. Second the regiment.
“ The Rev. H- presents his respectful compliments to lady
Elizabeth Whitbread, and reAN AWKWARD MISTAKE.
grets that the sudden indisposiA reverend popular preacher, tion of his aunt, from whom he well known to the literary circles has great expectations, will preof the metropolis, was constantly vent him from indulging himself received with warm hospitality in the high honour of waiting at the table of the late Mr. and upon the family to dinner, this lady Elizabeth Whitbread. His evening, in Dorset-street." Adconversational talents had recom- dressed, par meprise, to the mended him, likewise, to the fa Duchess of Sussex. Horrored, vour and protection of lady Au- staggered, chagrined, and congusta Murray, better known, founded upon discovering, too perhaps, to gens de condition, by late, the slip of hand which had the title of "Duchess of Sussex," thus laid bare the aristocrat, at the bottom of whose table he lurking amid the folds of his was usually requested to take his priestly garment, he wrote off to chair. This priest of nice dis- his neglected patroness a cypresscrimination, had engaged him- wise letter, doling out miserable self to dinner with his early pa- deprecations of wrath, and urgtroness, lady Elizabeth Whit- ing more miserable entreaties bread, and in the forenoon of the still for forgiveness ; concluding appointed day was honoured with with the unfeigned assurance, a summons for immediate attend- “ that his soul would be exposed ance, in his customary place, at to suffer all the torments of purthe " chequered" board of the gatory, while for this one error royal duchess. It did not take banished, as he felt that he mehim much time to decide between rited, from the paradise of her the fantenil of aristocracy and patronage.” Mass for the repose less flattering station with an un- of his disturbed soul was executpretending bourgeois. “ Oblivis- ed, en mechante repouse, in the cent,” to use one of his own ora- following terms :-“ Lady Elizatorical terms, of his duties in beth Whitbread presents her Dover-street, he sat down at his compliments to the Rev. Mr. H. escrutoire de table, and indited and doubts not but that, when (au grand galop) the two follow- fatigued with the society of ing notes, and by a sleight of dukes and duchesses, he would hand was sufficiently fortunate kindly condescend to put up