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ter. He communicated to Wilhelmine enough, but it did not last long; "in ber his desires, but what was his astonish- converse with him, she seemed to be ment when she burst into tears, and the only speaker; she could not help said that her heart was no longer free! complaining of ennui. All his eloquence In vain did he assail her with all the consisted in kisses; but such a female arts, in which long practice had made as Wilhelmine required something more. him a master; all his arrows recoiled Each felt the diminution of their love, from a heart to which its inexperience but neither dared to harbour such a served for a shield.
thought. The Count changed the mode of at.. “ Love,” said Wilhelmine, “ finds a tack-he promised to assist her in the peculiar charm in obstacles. Let us obtaining the hand of Edward. Wilhel. try, Edward, to avoid one another, and mine was enraptured. Her words, her when we meet again, our pleasure will voice, her tears, and the fervour of her be greater.” Accordingly they played affection, moved him to such a degree, for several days at hide and seek; this that, giving his hand, hc solemnly pro- gave a new zest to their meetings, but tested, that he would leave no means that effect ceased with the novelty of untried to promote their union. Wil- the thing. helmine was at a loss to find language · Such was the temper of the lovers, to express her gratitude.
when Count Wallenthal paid them a visit. The Count saw Edward, and found He perceived at the first glance that in the first hour that Wilhelmine's heart they began to be tired of each other. had deceived her that this handsome The Count took no notice of this, but but ignorant youth could not long satis. endeavoured to entertain Wilhelmine; fy such a female. But how was he to this he did so agreeably, that when one convince her of this? Remonstrances morning the Count departed rather sudcould not in this case have any weight, denly she pretended that she had a headat least from his lips.
ache, and desired Edward to amase One day he informed her that the himself alone. He cheerfully complied, prince could not give Edward an ap- and left her to her own reflections. pointment yet, it may be some years, At length they grew exceedingly tired and after that, it may be as many more, of each other, though afraid to confess till his salary permitted bim to think of it. Wilhelmine's head-ache returned marrying. Wilhelmine replied only more frequently, Edward went ostener with a sigh.
shooting. “ But,” added the Count, “ what The Count was now satisfied, he re. need bave we of the prince ? your friend turned in six weeks. He immediately will supply all the wants of contented inquired for the lovers, and was not a love." Wilhelmine caught bis hand, little staggered on being informed that and pressed it to her bosom.
they had been three hours past together “One condition you must submit to,” in the garden. “What,” said he, “ can said he,“ before I unite you with Edward, they spend three hours together? that I must be certain that you are not is a bad sign-I came too early." He likely to repent your choice; and to this went in quest of them. Wilhelmine was end you must submit to a trial, which asleep on a turf seat; Edward lay sporI shall propose.” Wilhelmine smiled. ing at a little distance on the grass.
The Count proceeded. “ I have an Wallenthal, with a smile of satisfaction, estate about one hundred miles off. seated himself beside the fair slumberer The place wants nothing but what love and softly took her hand. She awoke. can do withor:t---society. You shall Delight soon succeeded alarm and congo thither with your parents. Edward fusion, in the expression of her lovely shall follow you, there you may inter- face and dark blue eyes. change your vows of affection and con The Count declared he came to marry stancy; but you will see no person but them, adding, “Though it is sealing him. If at the expiration of a year my own misery." Wilhelmine cast her your attachment to him continues un- eyes on the ground, and involuntarily abated, I myself will lead you to the returned sigh for sigh. altar, and the estate shall be yours.” « To-morrow," continued the Count,
Wilhelmine joyfully accepted this plan, with a tremulous voice, “ you shall be only observing that the trial was useless. united if you choose; if you can now A few weeks afterward she took pos. assure me with sincerity of heart that session of the domain, and the happy you wish it, I will relinquish my last Edward flew to her arms.
hope-fulfil your wishes, and never see The first months passed pleasingly you inore.".
VARMINT METHOD OF PROCURING DEGREES.
T:at Wilhelmine should roundly con- pel as little as possible, dine in hall seldom fess that her heart had deceived her, more than once a week, give Gaudies and was asking rather too much-a sigh was Spreads, keep a horse or two, go to Newher only reply. The Count understood market, attend the six-mile bottom, drive her; he clasped her in his arms, and she a drag, wear varmint clothes, and wellconcealed her burning blushes on his built coats, be up to smoke, a rum one at bosom.
Barnwell, a regular go at New Zealand, a Edward slept for a full hour longer, stanch admirer of the bottle, and care a and when he awoke he found himself damn for no man. At lucre or renown let alone. Beside him lay a paper contain- others aim,' for a varmint-man spurs a ing his appointment to the situation to scholarship, would consider it a degradawhich he aspired, and near it a note tion to be a fellow ; as for taking an honour written in pencil to the following ef- it would be about the very last idea that
could enter his head. What cares he for “My dear young Friend,
Tutors or Proctors, for Masters or Vice“ I rob you of your bride, because she chancellors, since his whole aim is pleaconsents to be mine. If, as I suppose,
sure and amusement, since a day's bard you are somewhat surprised, but not reading would drive him half mad or give distressed, on reading these lines, I have him the blue-devils ; since subordination guessed your feelings also, and I flatter is a word of the meaning of which he myself that the accompanying appoint. professes to be ignorant ; and since rows ment which I have procured for you, is never seen in academicals till hall time,
and sprees are the delight of his soul. He will make amends for your loss. “ WALLENTHAL."
or towards evening, and then only puts
them on for • dacency's sake,' or because It was some minutes before Edward it is a custom throughout the varsity.' could comprehend the meaning of all But in the day, he is seen in a Jarvey this; but when he did, he rose content, tile, or a low-crowned-broad-brim, a pair ed, pocketed the appointment, mounted of white swell tops, vurmint inexpressihis horse, and with a light heart gal- bles, a regular flash waistcoat, and his loped away
coat of a nameless cut; his cloth' of the most uncommon pattern, tied after his
own way, and a short crookt-stick or bit THE VARMINT METHOD OF PRO: o plant in his hand ; and thus he goes out CEEDING TO THE DEGREE OF riding : or he may dress differently, and A. B.
lounge through the streets, always in com. The Freshman who is ignorant of the pany with a friend or two, visiting sadlers, course of study he is to pursue at the Uni- milliners, barbers, bootmakers, and tailors; versity, as he cannot be expected to devote or looking in at a friend's rooms, and to every hour of his undergraduateship 'to arrange matters for the day: or if fine, reading, must find out amusements for his he may make up a water party, if in the leisure moments, and a few agreeable summer term, and go down the Camus in friends to be the companions of his mirth, a six-oar, dine at Člay-bive, or Ditton, or and his exercises, as well as bis studies. take a snack at Chesterton, and return in To obtain companions, he must be inducted, the evening ; or he may walk out to Chesand to pass his leisure time in conviviality terton to play at billiards, and return and mirth, he must give or be invited to plus or minus the sum" he started with ; entertainments. At these entertainments or he may drive out in a buggy; or do he will meet with other PROMISING young fifty other things, and enter into fifty men of various descriptions, and he will other schemes, all productive of amusenaturally be inducted to, and make ac- ment. In the evening he dines at bis own quaintances amongst, a portion of these rooms, or at those of a friend, and after. young men. Now it is undeniable that a ward blows a cloud, puffs at a segar, and young man for his improvement, mental drinks copiously. He then sings a song, as well as corporeal, must see society ; tells a story, comments on the events of and he will naturally copy the manners of the day, talks of horses, gives his opinion his College acquaintances, in order that he on the ensuing race between Highflyer might not seem a different being amongst and Emilius, or makes bets on the late them. He will enter into their pursuits, fight between Spring and Langan. After do the same as they do, and, in short, pro- this the whole party sit down to unlimited ceed to the degree of B. A. in the regular loo, and half-guinea or guinea points, and rarmint manner.
here again he comes off plus or minus Now the varmint way to proceed to B.A. 401. or 501. If he has lost, he is no way degree is thiş---Cut Lectures, go to Cha- coucerned at it, for he is sure of winning
as much the succeeding night; lio nuisance. But is this all ? No. Tie bas therefore takes his glass or sits down to resolved to treat the dons with contempt, supper, and gets to bed about two or and go on more gaily than ever. Accordthree in the morning. Determined to ingly he cuts chapel, and issues forth at sleep a few, and after having cast off his night sine cap and gown, with a segar in habiliments, he bops into bed, and snores his mouth. He is determined to have a ---somno vinoque gravatus, till about six in lark with two or three more, and away they the evening, and then gets up more sleepy go. While they are pulling the girls about than ever. He dresses ; but having no ap- in the streets, up comes the Proctor: petite, eats nothing, drinks a glass of soda- Pray, Sir, may I ask if you are a member water, and walks to a friend's rooms, where of the University ?--- Yes, sir, I am.'--he relates his adventures and excites the Your name and college, sir, if you please.' risibility of his auditors. He then resolves It is given without the least hesitation. The on a ride, and without togging for the oc- next morning a bull-doy calls on Mr.Var. casion, just puts on his tile and mounts his mint, to deliver a message from the Procprad. Determining to be very steady and tor, viz. :---That he is fined 6s. 8d, for sober for the future, i.e. for the next twelve being in the streets without his cap and hours, he urges his steed along the Trum- gown, and that he would be glad to see him pington Road, goes out by the Shelford at twelve o'clock that day. Now he has Common, and returns home between eight to call on the Proctor, and in he goes with and nine. He then feels as if he could eat a very surly countenance. The Proctor puts something, and accordingly he does, by way on one of his most severe phizzes, and inof supper, and retires to his rooins, with an fornis him that his conduct in the streets intention of being quiet, and in order to go was most ungentlemanlike and improper, early to bed. But lo! .he is told by his and against every rule and order of proGyp that the Master or Dean has sent a priety, and in open opposition to the Aca. message desiring to see him the next morn- demic discipline, and contempt of him and ing. Well knowing what this is for, he his office. That such conduct deserved goeth to bed and cons over in his own much severer chastisement than he was mind what to say in extenuation of bis irre- willing to inflict, but that he should be gularities, and so falleth to sleep. Next neglecting the duty he owed to his office day, he calls at the appointed time, when and the University if he overlooked it. He the M.C. with a countenance not to be sur- therefore desires him to get three hundred passed in gravity, informs him for the last verses of Homer's Iliad, book 2, by heart, week he has been very irregular, and re- and requests lié will by no means leave the .quires an account of the circumstances University until it was said. After a great which occasioned the said irregularity. For deal of opposition, excuses, and protestathe gate-bill thus standeth: Monday tions, he finds himself not a bit better off, night, out till three o'clock ; Tuesday, half- for the Proctor will not mitigate a syllable, past four ; Wednesday, half-past two; and he is obliged to stomach the impos. Thursday, quarter-past three ; Friday, half- and retire. For the first hour or two afterpast four ; Saturday---all night. His ex- ward he makes himself very uneasy about cuses are, that he has been at different this, but he at length resolves not to learn parties, where he was detained late, and it, whatever should be the consequence.--where he has found the society so agree- He therefore goes out to a party, makes able, and the time fly so imperceptibly fast, himself very merry, and cares not a fig that moming has broke in upon him ere he about the matter. Next morning he hapimagined it was an hour past midnight.--. pens, unlucky wight! to meet with the This draws down a very heavy invective Dean, who accosts him, “ Pray, Mr. Var. against parties altogether, and a still lon- mint, why have you not been to Chapel ger and more tedious lecture on the danger- lately? I have very seriously to complain ous tendency of such conduct, so directly of your non-atteudance. You bave not at: opposite to the laws and discipline of the tended for nearly a fortnight, excepting University; and a conclusive paragraph Suudays, and you cannot expect that I, or containing (amongst other things) a pardon any man, in the capacity I hold, can overfor past offences, but with an assurance look such gross irregularity. However, you that a repetition of similar conduct cannot may think what you like, but I am deterbut meet with a concomitant check in pro- mined to do my duty towards the College, portion to its enormity, in either rustica- and to see that you attend regularly. . But tion or expulsion. Thus dismissed the as that has by no means been the case, and august presence, he recounts this jobation as you have so disrespectfully absented to his friends, and enters into a discourse yourself, I really must take notice of it in on masters, deans, tutors, and proctors, and a severe way. I am very sorry for it, novotes chapel a bore, and gates a complete body more so, but it is an imperative duty
CHRONOLOGY OF 1824.
I must fulfil. You will get by heart five and thirty or forty wounded, from the fallhundred lines of Virgil, the 7th Æneid, ing of one of the scaffoldings for spectaand I expect it will be said with alacrity tors. and promptitude. Good morning, sir. So 8. Great distress at Madras, from the here is Mr. Varmint with two impositions failure of the crops and consequent scarcity in hand which must be very soon in head ; of food. one, if not said, will beget rustication, and 9. Execution of Thurtell---Hunt rethe other, if neglected, will cause the Dean spited. to tell him to take his name off the boards 12. The Spanish Consul having left Alof the College.
giers without paying a sum of money due At last confined to his room by ill-health to the Algerines by Spain, the Dey fits out induced by excess.
vessels which cruize on the coast of Spain, He satisfies the Proctor and the Dean and capture all Spanish ships. by saying a part of each impos., and after 15. John Hunt, a printer, found guilty, bitterly cursing the place, leaves it for the on the prosecution of the Constitutional country. This is the way that many men Association, of publishing a libel on George spend their three years at the University. III. contained in a poem called Eheu janı satis.
Vision of Judgment," written by Lord
19. A communication received at HertFRENCH ENGLISH POETRY. ford from the Secretary of State, respiting De Englishman be von ver bad man,
the execution of Joseph Hunt for another He drinka de beer, and he breaka de cann, muted to transportation for life.
week; his sentence is subsequently comHe kissa de vife, and he tomp de man, And de Englishman be von ver G--- dam. of a conspiracy to murder the white peo
Nine negroes found guilty at Jamaica, ple. At one of their meetings one of them
bled his finger, and having mixed the CHRONOLOGY FOR THE YEAR blood with rum and gunpowder, they all 1824.
drank of it, taking an oath of secrecy and JANUARY.
fidelity. Four sentenced to be hanged.
21. The British troops on the Gold 2. FERDINAND, King of Spain, orders a Coast, about four thousand in number, unTe Deum to be celebrated in all his domi- der the command of Sir Charles M.Carthy, nions in South America, for his happy de- completely defeated by the Ashantees, livery from the Constitutionalists. above ten thousand strong, and Sir Charles
6. The Consuls and Vice Consuls ap- with many other officers, taken prisoners, pointed to the Independent States in South and put to death, America leave England.
23. The two largest theatres in Europe, 7. John Thurtell and Joseph Hunt con- those of Naples and Milan, at this timo victed on the evidence of W. Probert, an under the direction of Mr. Glossop, foraccomplice, of the murder of Wm. Weare, merly of the Coburg theatre, and a tallowat Gill's-hill-lane, a secluded spot in Hert- chandler. fordshire, leading to a cottage belonging to 24. Two persons of the names of OldProbert, to which place they had invited field and Bennett having been convicted of Weare on the pretence of spending a few keeping common gambling-houses, at 75, days in shooting. The murder had excited St. James's Street, 71, Pall-mall, and 6, great public sensation on account of the Pall-mall, were this day sentenced by the cool deliberation with which it appeared to Court of King's Bench---Oldfield, for the have been committed, and from the circum- first offence, of which he had alone been stance of the parties being well-known cha- convicted, was sentenced to pay a fine of racters among the fancy and black legs. It 500l. ; for the next offence Oldfield to pay being feared from the public excitement, a fine of 15001. and Bennett 20001. ; and that the parties would not be fairly tried, for the third to pay each a farther sum of the trial had been postponed for a month 15001. and give security for their good befrom the day on which it should have come haviour for 5 years, themselves in 10,0001. on; it therefore took place on the 6th of and two sureties in 20001. each, and to be January, and the accused were found guilty imprisoned till the fines were paid, and seon the 7th.
curities found. Grand battle between Spring and 26. A loan of three millions of stock, Langan, on Worcester race-ground, for six for the service of the republic of Mexico, hundred guineas, and the championship of contracted by the House of Goldsmidt and. England, Langan declared beat against Co. his own inclination. One person killed 29. The anniversary of the birth-da y of
Tom Paine celebrated by a Dinner at the the morning visits of those troublesomne White Hart, Bishopsgate-street, at which intruders, the Messrs. Doe and Roe. many patriotic toasts were given.
Some dealers and chapmen will come - 3i. Captare of an Algerine corvette of under the notice of the Lord Chancellor, 18 guns, and 120 men, by the English brig as bankrupts, when their “ friends" will Cameleon, of 10 guns, and 75 men, within discover that they ought not to have given gun shot of the batteries of Algiers. dinners and feasts to which they were in(February in our next.)
vited, and partook.
Great murmurs and discontent will
arise among divers apprentices in consePROPHECIES
quence of next Christinas-day falling on a FOR THE YEAR 1825. Sunday. In the course of this year a number of ladies will catch cold for want of clothing ;
HISTORY OF COOKING. while others will carry their whole ward- Athenæus affirms, that Cooks were the robe on their back, and yet be starved to first kings of the earth ; and that they death.
obtained the sovereign power, by institutA number of shops and houses will be ing set meals, and dressing meat to please. broken open, and a deal of valuable pro- every man's palate. perty stolen ; after which it will be dis
'Tis certain, the old patriarchs, who accovered that there was a remissness in the cording to Sir Robert Filmer must be fastening of doors and shutters.
reckoned kings and princes, were their Several young ladies, of good property, own cooks; and we are well assured, one will fall violently in love with young men of their number derived a blessing to himof no property or expectations ; "dread- self and his posterity by making a savoury ful disappointments” will consequently en- hash, though he craftily imposed kid for sue on both sides.
venison. Several coaches will be overturned, and
The Greek commanders at the siege of passengers severely hurt; the consequence Troy, who were likewise all royal sovewill be, they will obtain “ damages.
reigns, never presumed to set before their A great many lectures and sermons will
guests any kind of food, but what was be preached, and unattended to.
cooked by their own hands ; and Achilles Novel reading will be all the rage, and was famous for broiling beef-steaks. young misses will rise early and go to bed
In the infancy of the Roman republic, late, to read love tales.
every citizen, from a dictator, down to It will be the fashion for ladies to wear the meanest plebeian, dressed his own no pockets, and from circumstances some victuals, and one of their greatest genegentlemen may not require any.
rals received the Samnite ambassadors in Several duels will occur, when the par- the room where he was boiling turnips for ties will miss fire, it being their original in- his dinner. Although they came to offer tention not to hurt each other.
him a large sum of gold ; yet he did not Great preparations will be made for think their message of so much conse. travelling excursions, but little pains taken quence as to occasion bis pot to boil over. to prepare “ for that journey from whence
These royal, patriarchal, or consular po traveller returns.'
cooks never dressed above one dish at Several “ affectionate" epistles will this a time, and in a very plain manner year be read in the courts of London and (whether of animal or vegetable food). Westminster, being strong symptoms of
In process of time, when it became "i breach of promise."
fashionable to multiply dishes, they reSeveral infants
” will take leave of quired assistants ; and at length devolved their minority ; become “knowing ones,” this part of the kingship on their minisplay a high' game of speculation, and be ters ;-Some modern princes indeed bare * taken in.' Surely not at Whitecross endeavoured to restore it to its pristine Street or the Fleet! A few love affairs will take an unexpect, made pudding pies, nor the King in
dignity : I do not mean Pope Julius, who ed turn ; and the disappointed party will Rabelais, who cried Green-sauce, bego a“brain shooting.” Two or three Englishmen towards next but I mean the greatest prince of the
cause they were cooks by compulsion : November will “ take leave," and go on
age in which he lived, the regent of “a voyage of discovery."
France; who had a petit cuisine, to which In the long vacation several " fashiona- he frequently retired to recreate himself bles" will return to town, from the country; in dressing å supper for his mistress and where they have been rusticating to avoid his friend.