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THE BARON VON STULTUS. :
3717 my court-yard.'
At this time there pair of scissars, and a thimble, proper ; were about half a dozen exhibited there, the supporters on each side was a previously to being sent to Constantino- goose, with a bill of enormous length; ple.”-Life of Ali Pacha.
the crest resembled a cabbage, also
proper (brassica vulgaris ;) and the A DEDICATION TO SOUTHEY. motto “ Capio et teneo, "-all of which
When Lord Byron transmitted his being unknown amid the countless bear first manuscript of Don Juan to Eng; of speculation as to what he might be.
ings of Germany, excited a great deal land, it was found that it opened with Some conjectured that he was one of the a long dedication in 'twelve stanzas to Bob Sonthey, in which the laureat was,
Mamelukes of Upper Egypt, others that handled with no little severity. His he was the Sophi of Persia, and there Lordship’s correspondent recommended the Emperor of China himself
were not a few who regarded him as the omission of the dedication, upon throughout the principalities of the Gergrounds that his Lordship did not think nanie body, for the purpose of perfecting perhaps were tenable; but he did consent to leave out the stanzas, when he himself in elegant manners and polite altered his mind as to putting his name
literature, and studying the transcendo to the poem, and he wrote the following ental philosophy of Kant, in order that direction opposite to the lines to be upon his return he might make its suberased :-“ As the poem is to be pub- Mandarins of the celestial empire.
lime mysteries known to the Bonzes and lished anonymously, omit the dedication; I won't attack the dog in the dark: such ed at Court, where he presented the
Whatever he was he was well receivs things are for scoundrels and renegadoes Elector with a jucket much superior in like hinself."
cut, in fabric, and in workmanship, to THE BARON VON STULTUS.
any thing previously in the Electoral
wardrobe; and, though his manners (From the German.)
were very different from those of the The court of the Elector of still other courtiers, the Baron Von Stultus contitiues to talk of this extraordinary,
soon became the first favorite. Having and for a time mysterious, personage. paid his addresses to the Lady WilhelThe style of his equipage, the singular. mina Carolina Ernesta, and at the same ity of his armorial bearings, the rapidity time presented her with a truly splendid of his march, the peculiarities of his pelisse of his own embroidering, the babits and tastes, and the whole mate
consent of the Elector was obtained, riel and morale of bimself and his ap
and preparations for the nuptials, as pointments, excited the wonder and magnificent as the Electoral treasury, drew the admiration of every body. His aided by the munificence of the Baron equipage was costly enough for a prince. himself
, would allow, were begun. A The carriage was of an outlandish con great feast was ordered in the hall of struction, drawn by six piebald horses, the Electoral palace; at which the Baron and having great windows latterly, Von. Stultus was introduced to all the through which the Baron could see ali pobility, as the intended husband of the the world, and all the world could see lady. The Baron appeared a little out the Baron. In this vehicle, which of his element upon the occasion; but moved on so rapidly as to astonish the this being attributed to his foreign manpost wagens, the Baron sat upon a kind ners, and the great agitation naturally of table, cross-legged, after the Turkish produced hy the immediate prospect of fashion; and, just as Djizzar Pacha alliance with one of the oldest houses in amused himself, during the profoundest Germany, the Baron was not treated of his political speculations, by cut. ting out paper figures with bis scissars,
Matters proceeded prosperously and so did the Baron Von Stultus conceal promisingly, until the illustrious pair from the observation of men the pro
had entered the church, and were adfound and aspiring schemes, about vaneing toward the altar, to swear the which his thoughts were occupied, by commencement of never-ending felicity. amusing himself with a needle in em
Unfortunately, at that moment an old broidering jackets, which he presented peasant burst through the crowd, proto the different sovereign princes whom claimed the Baron to be his son, and he honored with his visits. His arinorial upbraided him for having had the basebearings were somewhat in character: ness to neglect an old father, who had with his favorite amusement. Upon a put him in the way of making a fortune ground argent, (semée cum insectis,) by the exercise of the needle, and for he bore what seemed like a bodkin, a
bis temerity in aspiring to become uni
with less respect.
ted to the illustrious family under which from *, nor was he long in quitting his ancestors, had long lived happily, Germany, but what has been or may be though of the very lowest order of the his final destination and fate is not peasantry. At this the whole court known, nor even asked. were in great indignation; and the Bare on Von Stultus, who had entered the
HAMLET: EDITION OF 1603. church as the incognito of a muchgreater man than he pretended, was by one We have great pleasure in laying be. movement of a courtier's heel kicked to fore our readers a few extracts froin this the door of the church, and to the rank newly-discovered curiouse booke. . We of a tailor.
understand that the play as it stands is · His generous father, whom he had to be brought out at Covent Garden neglected in his pride, did not desert theatre. We prefer giving them in the him on his degradation; but took hin original, as it will be more pleasing. home to his cottage, plastered the
Ex. all but Hamlet. wounds which the courtier's foot and the Ham.- that this too much grieu'd and sallied
flesh church porch had inflicted upon his opo
Would melt to aothing, or that the vniposite extremities, and upon the whole
uersalt treated him as if he had been the most Globe of beauen, world turne al to a attentive and obedient son in the world.
Chaos ! : When he had so far put off his glory
O God within two monetbs; no not two:
married, and bis shame as that he could converse.
Mine vucle; o let me not thinke of it, freely, his father naturally enquired how My fathers brother : but no more like he had been enabled to procnre so much
My father, than I to Hercules. riches and state in the exercise of a call
Within two months, ere yet the salt of ing by which his father had never been Vnrigteous tcates had left their flushing able to rise above the most abject pov In her galled eyes ; she married, o God, a erty. The Baron instantly alluded to
Deuoyd of reason would not have made the cabbage; telling his father that
Such speede: Frailtie, thy name is Wothough it answered only one purpose in
inan, Germany--the making of Saur Kraut, Why sbé would hang on bim, as if ins yet that it was the mines of Potosi to the gentleinen of the thimble in other
of appetite had growne by wbat it looked countries. That he had first of all got O wicked wicked speede, to make such on by its assistance, and then by faith Dexteritie to incestuous sheetes, more than by works. He had made it a Ere yet the sloves were olde,
The which she followed my dead father's point never to serve any person with coats or breeches upon the mean and . Like Nyove, all tears : married, well it is mercenary terms of receiving payment
not, in ready money. . When any gentleman
Nor it cannot come to good:
But breake my heart, for I mast hold my came to him, and offered to deal with
tougue. hin thus, he had uniformly declined the proposal, and refused to give any after Opelia's correspondence is shown,
Hamlet's Soliloquy on his entrance man breeches who would not be a debtor to his bounty at the same time. In
runs thus : all cases he had taken care that those To be, or not to be, I, there's the point, to whom he was generous, were not on
To die, to sleepe, is that all? I, all:
No, to sleepe, to dreame, I marty, there it ly worthy of his patronage in themselves, goes, but had their worthiness guaranteed by for in that dreame of death, when wee 3one or more friends; an: this being once
wake secured, he furnished them with many from whence no passenger ever return'd
And horne before an enerlasting fudge, and costly dresses in reality, and gare: The vndiscouered country, at whose sight them credit for many more.
The happy smile, and the accursed damnde means he had been enabled to establish But for this, the ioyfull bope of this a " hell” at the west end of some town Whold beare the scornes and flattery of the or other; and, though it was a moral: Scorned by the rich, the rich curbsed of the hell, in as inuch as those who were en->
poore? ticed thither did not plunder cach other, The widow being oppressed, the orphan and a charitable hell, in as much as it The taste of bunger, or a tirant's raigne. continued to clothe the naked-as long and thousand more calamities besides, as they continued able to pay for it, yet To grunt and sweate vuder this weary life, it was not the less a damnable place upon with a bare bodkin, who would this indutë, this account.
Bot for a hope of something after death? After the developement of his real Which pulses the braine, and doth confound, condition, the Baron soon disappeared
MEETING THE SAME PEOPLE,
870 Which makes vs rather beare those euilles we better to change horses in Tottenham baue,
Court-road ? It's all very well (a phrase Than fie to others that we know not of. I that, o this conscience makes cowardes of vis universally adopted by the Colonel when all.
he meant that any event was in every Lady in thy orizons, be all my siunes remem particular decidedly bad) --" It's all bred,
very well; but another time you won't There is one striking word in the Play çatch me dining out so far North: these Scene, which removes a phrase that has kind of expeditions ought to be left to been much objected to:
Captain Parry."." True," answered Ham-Lady, will you give me leave, and $0
his helpmate, endeavouring to combat forth:
his sentiments by burlesquing them, "I To lay my head iu your lappe.
confess they do live a lamentable long Opel. No my Lord,
way North, I should not be surprised Ham. Vpon your lap, what do you thinke I meaot contrary matters.
if we met a parcel of Esquimaux, and But we are brought to our conclusion,
were obliged to touch noses." " I hope
we shall,” said the Colonel : “ that, at and can only add some remarkable pas, all events, will not be meeting the same sages of the closet scene:
people. Your mention of the Esquí. Looke you nowe bere is your busband
maux, ,” said the husband, as the car, With a face like Vulcan
riage crossed Bedford-square, A looke fit for a murder and a rape, A dull dead hanging looke, and a hell-bred eie
minds me of an anecdote of the late To atfright children and amaze the world: Lord Erskine. A lady was listening to And this same have you left to change with that Nobleman's account at the North What divell bas thus cosõned you at hobman. Pole, and when he had mentioned that blinde ?
the natives clothe themselves in the skina
of the seals and eat their flesh. What, Enter the Ghost in his Night Gowne. live upon the seals ?' exclaimed the lady
with a look of horror. “Yes, Madam, Hamlet exclaims,
answered Lord Erskine, and devilish Saue me, saue me you gratious
good living too, if one could but keep Powers above, &c.
them.'" The Colonel's monolaugh at At the exit of the Ghost the Queen his own facetiousness had barely subsays,
sided, when the carriage stopped at a Alas it is the weakenesse of thy braine
mansion in Russell-square. "Really I Which makes thy tongue to blazou thy heart's
don't think this is the house,” said Mrs. griefe; Bat as I have a soule, I sweare by Heanen, ing-room ;
Nightingale, as they entered the draw.
" the Wepdovers' drawingI never knew of this most horride inurder : But Hamlet, this is onlie fantasie,
room furniture is blue.” “ They may And for my love forget these idle fits.
haye changed it to crimson," said the Ham.-Idle, no mother my pulse doth beate
Colonel : " it would be too much always like yours
to meet the same furniture with the It is not madnesse that possesseth Hamlet. same people.” Nobody happened to be o mother, if euer you did my deare father loue
in the room except a pretty dark-eyed Forbeare the adulterous bed to-night
little girl, of about eight years of age, And win yourself by little as you may who sat upon the sofa in a diagonal poIn time it may be you will lothe him quite. sition, with her legs coiled under her, And mother, bat assist nie in revenge And in his death your infamy sball die.
reading Sandford and Merton.
right, any dear,” said Mrs. Nightingale, Queene.-Hamlet, I yow by that majesty That knowes our thoughts, and lookes into addressing the child, " what is your our hearts
" Caroline, Ma'am.-" And I will conceale, consent, and doe my best, what besides ?”. “ Stanfield,” ” Is this What stratagem so'ere you shall deuise. your papa's house ?” “ Yes,”! “ There,' Ham.-It is enough, mother, good night. cried the lady, turning to her husband,
The original volume is valued at from "I thought we were wrong.” At this 2001. to 3001, by the Philobiblios.
moment Mrs. Stanfield entered the room.
Suitable apologies were made and ac, Spirit of the magazines. cepted: and Mrs. Stanfield informed the
intruders that the Wendovers lived next MEETING THE SAME PEOPLE.
door; adding, with a smile, “ They are (
strangers to us; but we have both din. On the appointed"day, Colonel and ner-parties to-day, and I suppose our
seryants took it for granted that you Mrs. Nightingale set off from Albe
were some of our guests.' marle-street towards Russell-square.
“Ah, my dear Julia,' said the morti“ It's a long way for the same pair,"
fied Colonel, as they ascended the real said the Colonel : “ would it not be genuine unadulterated staircase of Mr.
" Am I
and Mrs. Wendover, " what an opening despotism really absolute, had a very have I let slip of passing a pleasant opposite effect. The Emperor seemed evening ! one never thinks of things palsied, replied not a word, and was until it is too late. What a beautiful glad to hush the affair to sleep, lest opportunity have I suffered to evapo- the General's example should be too rate!"
" An opportunity for what?" generally known, and become a preceinquired the anxious Mrs. Nightingale. dent for the future to the officers of the “For what !” ejaculated the Colonel : autocratic army. Before the battle of “O Heavens! I might have said to Martre, the General, who continued in Mrs. Stanfield, Let Mrs. Nightingale his former command, bad a station as. and myself stay where we are; and do signed him, in the middle of danger, you, Madam, order the first married on purpose, as it was supposed by some, couple that drives up to take our place that his head might be carried away by at the Wendover dinner-table. You a cannon-ball, and thus rid the Emperor don't visit in the same circles: they will ofa refractory and liberal-minded officer. thus, as well as we, be able to escape This gentleman, who fears no danger, the calamity of meeting the same peo iejoiced at the occasion, fought brarely, ple, and you will make two virtuous and conquered. It redounds to the couples happy."
credit of Alexander, that he called for
the General on the field of battle, and THE GREAT AUTOCRAT. bestowed upon him the cordon of St. A General, who commanded a corps George. Since this period he has been of artillery stationed at the imperial employed on an important mission, and head-quarters, had incurred upon some at this moment he holds one of the trilling occasion the serious displeasure highest and most responsible offices of of the emperor Alexander, shortly after
the state," the battle of Leipsic. His Majesty very unceremoniously sent one of his aides
PUNISHMENT IN RUSSIA. de-camp with an order, that this officer “On the morning of our arrival at should give up bis command, repair, Kiëf, we were informed that some inalewithin twenty-four hours, to a village factors were to receive the knoot in a at the distance of twenty or thirty miles, square opposite the inn, where an imand take charge of a regiment stationed mense crowd was assembled. A circle there. Surprise, indignation, and fury, had been formed by the military, within were successively evincedby the General, which Mr. Durof, the police-master, but still he obeyed the mandate. He remarking we were strangers, kindly inleft head-quarters without even a mo
vited us to enter. After the prisoners ment's loss of time-arrived at his new heard their sentences read, the punishdestination-examined it-reviewed the ment was inflicted. A man received regiment—and immediately drove back twenty, and a woman fifteen, strokes of to his former station. At a review of the dreadful knoot. Mr. Durof related some troops, on the following morning to us that the man was a notorious chathe Emperor's eye soon perceived him at racter. He had been a soldier, had the head of his corps. Astonishment seen foreign countries, spoke a little and rage were depicted in the monarch’s German, deceived every body, and at physiognomy, and he despatched an aid. length robbed a monastery. His phy. de-camp to inquire what the General siognomy bespoke coolness and deterwas doing there and why he had left mination, and ihe blackest passions of his new station, and dared to disobey the heart. On his trial he boldly told his sovereign's orders ? The General, the judges, that the money he took was who is a man of talent, of general in lying idle ; and consequently was of no formation, and of an unconquerable and use either to the monks or to the world, somewhat ferocious spirit; with energy and that, by taking it and distributing replied to the aid-de-camp, “Go back one half to the poor, while he kept the and tell his Imperial Majesty, that the other to himself, he had really served present time is highly important, and both God and man. The deliberate I feel anxious for the fate of Russia; strokes of the knoot disturbed his stoic tell him, that henceforth I serve not indifference, and drew forth his cries. Alexander, but my country; and that when loosened from the rack, a shtoph I am bere, where I ought to be, at the (a square gallon bottle) was presented head of my troops, ready to sacrifice my
to him. He looked around the circle, life in her cause. Such an uncontem
saluted the multitude, put it into his plated and lieroic answer, instead of mouth, and then, manifesting the utinost rousing the furious passions of the mind, indignation, dashed it on the ground, as might have been expected, were while he sneerly said, I thought it
FOOTE tersus HAYNE.
381 was spirits, but 'tis only water.' He the same night. He also stated, that was next branded on the forehead and he was allowed to share his beard till cheeks. Wbile the blood was flowing, he had attained forty years of age ; but the wounds were rubbed with gunpow. that after that such a practice was abder, so as to render the circular marks, solutely condemned. He concluded emnearly as large as a halfpenny, quite in. phatically in these words, “ for my part, delible, except by excisiou.
rather would I allow my throat to be “ The woman screamed and groaned cut than my beard to be shaved.' We. terribly during theinflictionofthestrokes. remarked, that the heads of the Tartars When loosened, she seemed to faint, were generally shaved, even of the and was laid upon the earth, and then youths; that some had them but parcovered with a shoob, or sheep-skin tially shaved; and that many were quite pelisse.
bald, except a tuft of hair upon the “Two boys and a woman next re
A Russian who was present ceived the pleti, or whips. By turns, said, he supposed this tuft was left by. their bodies being partly uncovered, the Tartars that Mahomed might seize they were laid flat down with their them, and pull them to Paradise after, faces on the ground, and were held death. To which Osman, with great firmly by a number of assistants. The vehemence, replied, “ You Russians executioner, standing on the right side, let your hair grow thick and long, that inflicted a certain number of strokes, your prophet may have a good hold in and then as many while on the left. dragging you to heaven.” All the sufferers cried most bitterly; and, indeed, this mode of punishment,
CUPID'S WRIT. although apparently peurile, is extremely severe. It leads to the most indecent exposure, and could be only tolerated Cupid, by the grace of Venus, of the in à demi-civilized or barbarous coun United Empire of Love and Beauty, , try.”
Slayer and Piercer of Hearts, to the
Sheriff of Notoriety greeting : WecomDR. LYAL'S TRAVELS IN RUSSIA.
mand you that you take Ilayneous PeaThere is a good description of the ra
green and Berkeley Hunt, if they shall pidly rising port of Odessa, to which, be found in your bailiwick, and them, however, we only refer, as several inter- safely keep, so that you may have their esting letters on the same subject ap- in Arcadia, on the morrow of St. Va:
before our Ministers of Hymen, peared in our pages some time ago. From Odessa the travellers went hy lentine, to answer Thalia Foote-it, iva Kherson, across the Dnéper, and Dr. L. plea wherefore with guile and deceit,
the heart of the said Thalia at self-ingives us the following anecdotes of a Tartar in that neighbourhood :
terest they broke, and other indignities to ber did, to the great detriment of the
said Thalia, and against our dominion. ANECDOTES OF A TARTAR. “We were not sorry that Oxman, And also, that the said Hayneous and the only Tartar whom we had unet since Berkeley may answer the said Thalia leaving the Armianskoi Bazar, had been according to the custom of our Temple detained here; especially as he spoke of Hymen, in a certain plaint of stua little Russ. "He was a good specimen pidity and vanity, to the loss of the said of his countrymen; tall, well built, with Thalia of two children; and have you
there this mandate. Witness, Diana, an open, pleasing, and interesting countenance, and full of good humour. We
at Ephesus, the twenty-first day of Debegged the officer to ask him to his cember, the three thousandth year of
HENRI. house. In a long conversation he spoke our golden reign. of Abraham, Isaac, Jesus Christ, and Mahomed (whom he called Mara-bed,)
SIGNS &c. AT PARIS. as great prophets, and with great re
Over the door of a hair-dresser : verence; and he seemed to have some
“ La nature donne barbe et cheveux, just ideas of the Divine Being and his attributes. When we alluded to re
Et moi je les coupe tous deux." wards and punishments, he said, “ My
Over that of a tailor: body may be thrown to the dogs, provi “ Tailleur de gardes à pied ordinaires ded my soul goes to the houris. He du corps du Roi." was a married man, and informed us
Over that of a breeches maker: that, though a Tartar was permitted to “Culottier de Mde la Duchesse de have four wives, it was not lawful
Devopshire." to sloep with more than one of them