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thousand, but in a plentiful four thou- ciently as a secondary prison for confisand, and seldom or never under : which ning the overflowings of the Lollards' communibus annis amounted unto five tower. This room contains three strong hundred pounds a yeere. Over and iron rings fastened to the wall, and which above this, he used to give every great have evidently remained there from its festival day one hundred and fifty pence first erection. It is guarded by a double to so many poore people, to sende daily door; the windows are high and narrow, meat, drinke, and bread unto such as hy and the walls lined with stone, and of a reason of age or sickness were not able prodigious thickness. An additional to fetch almes at his gate, and to sende proof of the ancient appropriation of money, meate, apparell, &c. to such as this room is, that here is the same sort of he thought wanted the same, and were writing as in the Lollards’tower, cut in ashamed to beg. But of all other, he tbe wall with a kuife or other sharp was wont to take the greatest compas- instrument. The name of Grafton, in sion upon those that by any misfortune the old English character, is perfectly were decaid, and had fallen from wealth legible, and near it are to be seen a cross, to poor estate."
and other figures rudely delineated. The dole nos given at Lambeth gate For a further account of this ancient consists of fifteen quartern loaves, nine and venerable palace, we must refer the stone of beef, and five shillings worth of reader to Mr. Allen's valuable and interhalfpence. These are divided into three esting work. equal portions, and distributed every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday, among thirty poor parishioners of Lambeth. The Spirit of the Dagazines. The beef is made into broth thickened with oatmeal, divided into ten equal shares, and is distributed with half of GENERAL RIEGO AND THE one of the loaves, a pitcher of the broth,
TRAITOR BALLASTEROS. and two pence, to as many poor persons, who are thus weekly relieved by rotation. Besides this relief, bis Grace of Canter
By George Matthewes, bury distributes a considerable sum
First Aide-de-Camp to General Riego. annually to poor housekeepers.
On the annual aquatic procession of GENERAL orders were then given to the lord mayor of London to Westmin- send out Guerilla parties to reconnoitre, ster, the barge of the company of and they soon fell in with Ballasteros's Stationers, which is usually the first in army. Upon approaching them a brisk the show, proceeds to Lambeth palace; fire commenced on both sides, but we where they receive a present of sixteen soon perceived that this portion of our bottles of the archbishop's prime wine. opponents were firing in the air ; upon This castomi originated at the beginning which, orders were given to our party to of the eighteenth century. When Arch- cease firing, the troops proving to be bishop Tenison enjoyed the see, a very friends. Colonel Lucar, on the advance, near relation of his, who happened to be most unfortunately received a shot tltough master of the Stationers' company, bis body-the wound proved mortal, and thought it a compliment to call there in I heard with paioful regret of this galfull state, and in his barge : when the lant officer's death on the following day. archbishop being informed that the When we ceased firing, General Riego number of the company within the came up and exclaimed, “This day, my barge was thirty-two, he thought that a comrades, we shall be crowned with piwt of wine for each would not be dis- glory? We immediately advanced, and agreeable; and ordered at the same formed our lines for a general engage time that a sufficient quantity of new ment. The General, ordering the Staff bread and old cheese, with plenty of Othicers to the front, and addressing me, strong ale, should be given to the water most flatteringly demanded, “Matthewes, men and attendants; and from that where will you take command ?" I anaccidental circumstance it has grown swered, “Wherever your Excellency may into a settled custom. The company, in think proper to order me;' adding, that return, present to the archbishop a copy he did me an honour which I feared my of the several almanacks which they have inexperience did not merit. He replied, the peculiar privilege of publishing. that my previous conduct had given himn
We must not quit the gate house sufficient assurance of my ability. And without directing the stranger's notice to from this time,' said he, I request that a small room adjoining the porter's you will consider yourself my first Aidlodge, supposed to have been used an- de-Camp.' Without waiting for my
reply, he demanded my advice and opinion liberties. If you would rather I were a respecting the mode of attack. I ob- deputy of the Cortes, I will return to served, that I conceived the most advan- Cadiz. But,' said Ballasteros, 'I cantageous mode of attack would be, to not forfeit my word of honour, which I charge with the infantry, and to Aank pledged on the capitulation with the them with the cavalry. He then desired French. Upon this, I could not forbear me to take charge of a party of infantry cxclaiming, General Riego, this is treason and a troop of cavalry; and with these to his country and her cause. Let 1 advanced upon the enemy's lines. Ballasteros and Montés, and the rest of They fired a volley upon us, when my the traitors who command on those dastardly cavalry immediately fled: the heights, suffer the just penalty of their General seeing this, returned, and ordered treachery, and you will then have their another party of cavalry to charge the whole army return to their country's evemy upon the left. I then led up the standard.' 'But the heroic Riego's heart infantry, and charged the enemy in was as generous as it was brave, and he front, while the cavalry charged them on suffered the conversation to proceed, the flanks. I entered the lines, shouting whilst my blood boiled with indignation. "Viva la Constitucion !' Ballasteros's General Riego answered, "Serve your army returned the same cry, and imme- country, and that will best restore your diately ceased firing. Their General, honour.' To which Ballasteros only on seeing that his troops had deserted replied, 'I will form my troops.' . Form, him, and had acted with tidelity to their said General Riego, taking up his words, country, advanced towards me; I rode for action ?" No,' said the degraded up to him with a full intention to run Ballasteros, 'not so; but to ascertain if him through the body, which he per- they will agree with your proposal.' ceiving, cried out, “Viva la Constitucion, General Riego observed, “By so doing viva Riego! His Aid-de Camp, who you will honour your country, and still appeared of a contrary opinion, consulted more yourself.' General Riego then said, his safety in galloping back to the lines. My troops require refreshment, and I I returned to Bailasteros, and desired want my dinner. Ballasteros offered to him to wait there until 1 fetched General send him some. But,' said Riego, 'I Kiego; to whom I hastened, and in- wish my men to dine too; and to supply formed him that General Ballasteros their wants I shall march into the was prisoner. He exclaimed, Viva town ;' and he immediately gave orders Matthewes! and we then galloped with to march. Ballasterơs accompanied all speed to Ballasteros, who, on the General Riego to his quarters, where the approach of General Riego, advanced to former was immediately put under meet him with open arms. The gallant arrest. General Riego then issued orders Riego received him cordially, but said, for rations, and levied contributions, and
Ballasteros, how came you to betray the troops lay down to rest. your cooptry, aud make a capitulation “General Montes, who belonged to with the French, who are come merely to General ballasteros's army, observed to mband plunder Spain ?' Ballasteros an- General Riego, that it was impossible swered, I could not have lived bad I for General Ballasteros to violate his not done so; upon which the hero word of honour which he had pledged to replied, " Now then, serve your country, the French. The three Generals then and retrieve your honour ; by so doing, retired to hold a conversation privately, you will live honoured and beloved by the result of which remained a secret : your countrymen, and your name become but General Riego declared to me, that immortal. Ballasteros answered, "You General Ballasteros was an infamous know I am a Constitutionalist.'' "Yes,' traitor. I now retired to rest. said General Riego, 'I know you were so
“ In the night, General Montes, in 1821 ; you gave us proofs of it, in assisted by his officers, endeavoured Madrid, but I am sorry to say, since secretly to induce his men to leave the that period you have dishonoured your lown, fearing they would join our army; patriotism : I know you are an experi- and I am sorry to add, that they sucenced general, and capable of command- ceeded but too well in their design. ing an army far better than myself; 1 They escaped, and Ballasteros with therefore offer you the command of the them." troops. I will do more,' said the too generous hero, "I will be your Aid-deCamp, if you think proper to command me! or take any other part in which I can serve my country, and protect her
GREAT PRESENCE OF MIND, upon the failure of their plan, and to
accuse those who were nearest to the king (From the German.)
of negligence in not addressing bis Ma.
jesty, and to reproach them with having A COLONEL of the King's guards, both betrayed the cause. by his genius for war, and fine military They excused themselves with saying, talents, grew_greatly into favour with that it was impossible to interrupt his Frederic the Great, insomuch that he was Majesty in his command given in full constantly about his person, and daily at uniform, and that his last word was bis table, basking continually in the royal march, and that he had never ordered presence. The colonel conceived that, them to halt, and never afforded them from the greatness of his protection, hé the least opportunity of speaking. The might venture, unpunished, to fill his soldiers returned home full of discontent, purse by keeping back the small per- but when the colonel went abroad next quisites of the soldiers, and putting what day he heard what had happened, and was allowed them for various little articles guessing the cause, ordered all the cominto his own pocket. The regiment mur- pany's arrears to be paid up to that mured, but not loud, in hopes of an moment. The king took no notice of the adjustment. The next year the colonel matter to the colonel, as in that case be did the same thing, and the voise grew must have broke his favourite officer. louder and louder. He thought, however, he had no absolute necessity to be
TAMING OF THE SHREW. alarmed, and refused to listen to any remonstrance on the subject. In the
(From the same.) mean time, some of the soldiers of the company persuaded the rest to go in full The way to tame a shrew, or the uniform to the castle, and lay their com- devil, is told in a Spanish story, of plaints before the King in person. The which the original is, in 1575, impresso resolution was taken, and they marched en Sevilla. Mr. Douce alludes to the to the palace at Pötzdam, and desired edition of the book where this story is eagerly and impetuously to speak to the found, in 1643. Both the publications King. The King was just set down to are in 4to. with the title of El Conde dinner, and the colonel at table with his Lucanor. Majesty. The pageapproached the king, Capitu. XLV. De lo que contescio a and whispered in his ear, that the colonel's un mancebo el dia que se caso, p. 79, whole company, in full uniform, was in the chap. 45. Of what happened to a young hall, and waited there to speak to his man the day of his marriage. Majesty. The king, who immediately Patronio spoke thus :-In a certain suspected that they were come to come town there was a Moor of great respectplain of the colonel, rose from the table, ability, who had a son, the best young excused himself to the company, desiring man in the world, full of great projects, them not to stir, that he would be with but so poor, that he had the will, but them again in a few minutes : then turning not the power to execute them. In the to the page, ordered him to bring his hat, same place there was another Moor very his cane, sword, and gorget, and when he rich, and he had an only daughter, but was accoutred in the full uniform of a she was a devil, and nobody would marry commanding officer, ordered the page to her. The young man came one day to follow him. As soon as he was come to his father, and said, Father, I am weary the hall, he commanded the folding doors of the poor and wretched life I lead, I to be opened, in an instant, all at once, wish to marry. The father said, he with a sudden jerk. The soldiers, who should be delighted if his son could find were not prepared for the king's coming a party that suited him. Upon which so soon, were dispersed in groups, and the young man named his neighbour's various positions. The moment the king daughter : on hearing this the father entered the hall, he began to give the was much surprised; but the son perword of command : Present your arms! sisted in desiring bis father to speak to Shoulder your arms! To the right about, the Moor, who was his intimate friend, wheel !---march! In thisposition they were and ask him for his daughter. The conducted to the door of the hall opposite Moor said, when he was applied to, that the staircase, when the king turned back, he had no objection, but that whosoever and joined the company he had left at had his daughter would be better dead table.
than alive: the wedding day however The soldiers, who had no orders to was fixed, and the bride was led away halt, macrhed out of the palace, then to her husband's house, and according stopped, and began to confer together to the Moorish custom a supper was
prepared, and the table was laid, and the husband, they were confirmed in their fathers and mothers left the bride and suspicions. As soon as she saw them, bridegroom together till the next day, she began to call them traitors, and not without great fear and suspicion asked them how they dared come to the that they should find the bridegroom in door without speaking ; make no noise, the morning dead, or not far from it or you are all dead men. This astonished (muerto, o muy mal trecho). As soon them still more, and when they knew as they were gone, the new married how the night had been spent, they couple sat down at the table, and before thought very highly of the young man she could speak, he looking about him, for his great skill in governing his wife, saw one of his house-dogs, and calling to and arranging his household ; and from him with a loud voice, ordered him to that day forward she was so well managed bring water to wash his hands, which that he lived perfectly well with her, and the dog not doing, he got up in a rage, the father-in-law took a bint from his drew his sword; this the dog seeing ran son, and killed a horse to keep his wife in away, and he after him, till he caught order ! him, and cut off his head and legs, and his body in pieces, and dashed the blood over the table, and all over the room;
ROSBACH then came and seated himself at the table. He luoked round again, and saw
From the same. a Maltese beagle (un blanchete) and gave him the same order, but on his not complying, he first threatened to serve him as he bad done the mastiff, then springing
The French lost ten thousand men at from his chair, he caught him by the Rosbach, in Saxony, in 1757, and the legs and cut him into a hundred pieces; Prussians only 500, with which the subbe then returned a second time to the jects of Frederic the Great used to twit table, making horrid faces, and furious the Gauls upon all occasions. A Prussian gestures, and stared wildly around him. officer having sold a Frenchman a fine The bride, who was an eye-witness of all horse, the Frenchman asked if the horse this, was beside herself for fear, and was a good goer, and could run well? O stupid, without being able to utier a yes, replied the Prussian, he was ridden syllable. He then swore he would serve by a Frenchman at Rosbach! everyliving creature in the same manner, not excepting his horse, which was the
TO CAKOLINE, only one he had remaining to him ; then having killed his horse, he came back to the table with his sword reeking
Original. in blood, and seeing no other animal to kill, turned his eyes on his wife, and
O'er cliffs and shores, I love to roam, cried, with a furious tone of voice, Get And see the angry billows foamup and bring me water to wash my
I love to walk at eve serene, hands. She immediately rose and brought
Beside the murm'ring silver stream : him water. Then he said, if you had not I love to walk the peaceful grove, done it, I would have served you as I Where ample foliage spreads above ; serveil the dogs and the horse. He then I love to hear the warbling note,
Of minstrels that in vapour float ! ordered her to help him, which she did, but with so horrid an accent, that she still But lost these pleasures are to me, expected to have her head cut off. In When I am absent, dear, from thee;
Nor aught, sweet girl, but thy fund lay this same manner they passed the night
Can bid my cheerless soul be gay. together, and she never spoke, but did every thing be hade her ; and when they But peace, my heart-contented rest, had slept some little while, he said to his
Thou art already highly blest ;
Does not thy love in accents sweet, wife, I have not been able to rest for Affectiou's token oft repeat! rage to-night, see that nobody disturb me to-morrow morning, and take care
Oh, yes !-the hours with thee I've past, that I have a good breakfast.
On Mem'ry's tablet long will last
Nor will they from my bosom part, Early in the morning the parents of the Until cold death shall freeze my heart. bride and bridegroom knocked at the door, and as no one answered, they con
Thy lovely tresses, careless flung,
la beauty round thy fair neck hung; cluded, that the bridegroom was either While thy bright eyes did well impart killed or wounded, and when they saw Th' emotions of a loving beart. the bride come to the door without her
City, Oct. 14, 1824.
Biographical Sketches, Is one that will be a man to-morrow morning, but is now what you will make ANECDOTES OF CELEBRATED him, for be is in the power of the
WOMEN, next man, and if a friend, the better. One that hath let go himself from the hold and stay of reason and lies open to No. 12.-Mrs. ELIZABETH CARTER. the mercy of all temptations. No lust but fiads him disarmed and defenceless, This lady, so celebrated for her trans. and with the least assault enters. If any lation of Epictetus into English, was the mischief escape him it was not his fault, daughter of the Rev. Dr. Carter, rector for he was laid as fair for it as be could. of Deal, in Kent, at which place she Every man sees him as Cham saw bis was born in 1717. In her infaucy and father, the first of this sin, an uncovered youth she afforded no indication of her man, though bis garment he on and unco- future acquirements ; indeed the labour vered, the secret est parts of his soul lying and difficulty with which she attained the in the nakedest manner visible; all bis rudiments of the learned languages, were passions come out now, and those shame- such as wearied even her father's patience, fuller humours wbich discretion clothes. and he repeatedly advised her to give up His body becomes at last like a miry way, the attempt; but she was one who united where the spirits are beclogged and cannot the most assiduous application with the pass; all his members are out of office, utmost energy of mirid, and was resolved and his heels do but trip up, one another. that nothing should arrest her progress. He is a blind man with eyes, and a crip- Not only the day, but a considerable part ple with legs on; all the use he has of this of the night, was devoted to study; and vessel himself, is to hold thus much, for 40 unaltered was her resolutiou to overhis drinking is but a scooping in of so come the impediments of Nature, that, many quarts whieh are filled out in his in order to prevent drowsiness, shę usal body, and that filled out again into the to tie a wet towel round her temples. room, which is commonly as drunk as he. When the remonstrances of her father Tobacco serves to air him after a washing, prevailed on her to retire before midnight, and is his only breath and breathing while. a bell was affixed to the head of her He is the greatest enemy to himself, and bed, from which a string descended to the next to his friend, and then most in the the garden ; and the sexton, who rose act 'of kindness, for his kindness is but between four and fire, bad positive directrying a mastery who shall sink down tions to pull the cord as he passed to his first; and men come from him as from a morning labours, that she might be roused battlewounded and bound up. Nothing to the business of the day. Her incestakes a man off more from his credit and sant application triumphed, she became business, and makes him more recklessly perfect mistress of the Greek and Latin careless of what becomes of all. Indeed, languages, to which she afterwards added he dares not enter on a serious thought, French, Italian, Spanish, and German, or, if he do, it is such melancholy, that it and no inconsiderable acquaintance with sends him to be drunk again.
the Portuguese, Hebrew, and Arabic. The late Rev. Mr. Neil, wheu 'taking History and astronomy were her favourite a walk in the afternoon, saw an old recreations, and she was well skilled in woman sitting by the road-side, evidently the mathematics and ancient geography. much intoxicated. He immediately re The classical attainments of Mrs. Carter cognised her to be one of his parishioners. Soon procured ber the friendship and Will you just help me up with my bun- acquaintance of the most distinguished dle, gudeman?" said she, as he stopped': characters of the age. With Dr. John‘Fic, fie, Janet,' said the pastor, " to see son she was on terms of the most friendly the like o' you in such a plight. Do you intercourse; and he entertained such an know where all drunkards go to?' 'Aye, opinion of her acquirements, that be sure, said Janet, they just go wbar a drap remarked, in speaking of a celebrated o' gude drink is to be got.'
scholar, “ that be understood Greek better than any persou he had met witb, except Mrs. Carter.” Miss Talbot, and
Mrs. Montague, who formed a part of AN ECCENTRIC VERDICT. that coterie, well known by the name of
the “ Blue-stocking Club," were amongst A coroner's jury having sat on the body her list of friends; and such was the of a young lady, who had hung herself in attention paid to her by Dr. Secker, aftera fit of love frenzy, brought in this ver wards Archbishop of Canterbury, that it dict :- Died by the visitation of Cupid. was supposed by many of his friends,