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in their charges, nor very accommodating ground. A cry of terror arose. AN in their house, as we have observed ; and crowded towards the unfortunate man between the trades of hiring out gigs who lay shattered upon the pavement and sociables, boats and warm-baths, of without a sign of life. In the meantime jewellery, stationery, watch-mending, &c. the father continued to ascend, performed no wonder, that the article of books his task, descended with sang-froid, and (which should seem to be a main one in appeared with a melancholy but coma library) is comfortably neglected. The posed air before the spectators, who other libraries are, to use a favourite immediately surrounded him. All entechnicality of the Stock-Exchange, “a deavoured to console him; but they soon shade better."

learged with horror, that the fall of his The market is little less than execrable; son was not accidental, for that he himthe fish-market consists of one shop; self had precipitated him from the top of fish are at present very scarce, and the steeple. Heavens ! exclaimed they, abundantly dear. If you go to

is it possible? What fury! what madbutcher's, and fix upon a tolerable

ness!

-Listen to me, replied the father, looking piece of beef, you are told--- without emotion : “ that is for Lord Henry” (Seymour). If In our trade, there are certain rules you fatter yourself that you are going and customs. The oldest and most to buy a fine looking fish, you are told, experienced ventures into danger the “ that is for the Castle,” (Mr. Lash's); first : the younger follows. According and if, by soine accident you only look as one ladder is secured by cords, another hard at a lobster, the watchful tradesman is raised, which is at first fastened at the anticipates your purpose by exclaiming bottom to the top part of the other. with breathless haste, “ that is for Sir Then the eldest ascends this ladder which John" (Beresford). In short, except you is only steadied at the bottom; and are one of those witless travellers whose assisted by his companion, who supplies heavy purses and light train are in an him with cord, he proceeds to fasten it at inverse ratio, you stand no chance of the top. This is the work of greatest living tolerably at West Cowes, except danger. As I was occupied at the you can put up with the accomodations highest extremity of the ladder, 1 sudof the ions there.

denly heard my son exclaim below me, The rage, however, is to pay three “ Father, father, there's a cloud before guineas and a half a week for an ill my eyes ; I know not where I am." I furnished sitting-room, and a most incon- instantly raised my right foot and gave venient bed-chamber, in “a private him a kick, which struck him in the forehouse;" where you are sure of a bad head, and he fell without utterring a dinner, with cookery to match ; and a word. host of addenda, in the shape of charges Infamous wretch ! monster! what tacked on to your weekly bill. “So dæmon could have urged you to such a fashion wills," as Belinda says. The Isle crime ? Softly, gentlemen; I am of White is very pleasant; but really assuredly to be pitied, much to be pitied; extortion “ bath her seat" at Cowes; but I am far froin believing myself and it is no satisfaction to look out on guilty. In our trade it is well known the sea for some amends for a purse ihat if the head turns giddy in a danwhich they will leave nothing in to be gerous position, where there is no means looked at.

of assisting one's-self and of taking time

to recover, that man is irretrievably lost, THE MASON AND HIS SON. Now such was the case of my son. From

the moment that bis sight was gone, The following fact occurred at Clagen- there was no hope for him : in two or furt, in Carinthia, when the French army three seconds more he must necessarily occupied that town. The thunder hat have fallen ; but before that, and in his much injured the point of the very high last agonies, he would undoubtedly have steeple of the principal church; and a grasped at the tottering ladder where I mason and his son were employed to was placed; he would have dragged it repair it. A crowd of inhabitants assem away, and we should have both fallen. bled at the place to witness this perilous In an instant I foresaw this inevitable operation. The father, a man of fitty result, and I prevented it by dealing him years of age, still vigorous and active, the blow which precipitated him, and ascended first; his son followed him, which saved me, as you see.-Now they almost reached the summit; the tell me, you who call me a monster, if I spectators tremblingly counted their had killed myself at the same time with steps, when they saw the son suddenly him, who would have supported his lose hold of the ladder and fall to the unfortunate wife and children, who heuce:

FRENCH MANNERS,-DETAILS.

37 forward have nothing to look for, but my The Journal of the Department has labours? To die for him would perhaps given an account of this ceremony, and have been the duty of a father, but to above all of my Gavotte, and my part of die along with him without any utility, is, Zaire. The editor has had the goodness I believe, what neither religion nor to say, that I excel in the expression of justice require.

tender sentiment, and that I knew how During some moments a profound to give to the passions all their shades. silence reigned throughout the assembled Madame V***, whom you knew when crowd; but the clamours re-commenced; you were at school, tells me that I am the mason was arrested, and delivered your image, and that at the age of fifteen, over to the tribunals. He there displayed you were not less perfect in delineating the same firmness he had shewn before the tender passions than I was in my part. the people. The judges, like the multi- May I in all things follow so worthy a tude, could not resist a first impulse of model. Your affectionate daughter, horror ; but, upon reflecting on the

VICTORINÉ. situation in which he was placed, and the P. S. If you write to papa, say a motive he had assigned for his conduct, thousaud things for me.* they acknowledged that his reasoning, however horrific, was just, and exhibited

• This letter may be a jeu d'esprit of the

author, but the facts it contains are very frequent a presence of mind to which, though with in France, especially in the boarding schools shuddering, they could not refuse their of Paris.--[Note of the Editor.] admiration.

DETAILS.
FRENCH MANNERS.

The more I observe the world, the Letter from a Boarding School Girl to

more I believe in the system of compenher Mother at Paris.

sations. Losses and gains, advancement DEAR MAMMA,---How shall I describe and retrogradation, discoveries and demomy joy, and how great will be your litions, good and evil, all are balanced in satisfaction ! Yesterday the distribution the equilibrium of nature and fate. of prizes took place in this school, and I Formerly the substance of things was obtained two! Conceive the pleasure preferred ; now the details are brought that I experience in announcing to ou

to perfection. these dazzling proofs of my progress.

Behold how carefully are studied the How your maternal heart will palpitate costumes, the arms, the head-dresses of with pride, when you find that your cares

the most remote ages, for the reprehave not been thrown away, and that sentation of a tragedy. All this is perfect; you have a daughter that will recom- but the piece itself is detestable. They pense you for all your sacrifices.

bind books with admirable taste; but At first, I must own, that the cere- they write them---God knows how ! mony commenced under very bad aus They have brought to perfection the pices for me. The prizes for application, art of making colours, when there are religion, grammar, and many others, no longer any good painters. Versifica

distributed without my name tion is improved, and poetry declines. appearing ; but when the prize for They write with elegance; and their dancing was amounced, and the name reasoning is what was formerly dotage. of Victorine was heard---afterwards the What a crowd of excellent journalists ! prize for declamation, and again the what a scarcity of philosophers ! Every name of Victorine was repeated---the where we see good printers, and scarcely hall re-echoed with applause, and not find one good writer. being able to support such powerfal Cræsus is a bankrupt; he is ruined emotions, I fell fainting into the arms of himself, and he ruins his correspondents; the under governess, who had the good- but his ledgers are kept with the most ness to bathe me with Eau de Cologne. perfect skill, and his clerks write letters

Our mistress, who is a charming that appear to come from the hands of woman, had invited to this performance Morghen. Livius discusses, in a lumiall the nobility and clergy of the town. nous manner, the most difficult questions After an examination in the Belles in political econoiny, and bis steward Lettres, history, and other inferior parts robs him of half his revenue. Calcas has of education, we played Zaire, with the a magnificent country-house, and he eats youth of the college, and I danced La no other fruit than what he purchases at Gavotte with the Mayor. It is apparently Covent-Garden. to the talents I displayed in these two We are advancing rapidly, no doubt, important branches of education, that I in what is called civilization, but would owe the double wreath which graces my it not be better to run less, and walk with brow.

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THE FEMALE AUTHOR. bospital of invalids, to the surviving

portion that remained of your humble SINCE we live in an age that opens to

servant. women the doors of literary fame, why

I was walking the other day, upon shall not I take the place which my talents what is called the esplanade of the and the inspirations of my genius have invalids: two persons approached and destined for me !-- Yes, I will write; ! invited me to partake of a bottle: after will enter upon that career, formerly

some ceremonies I agreed. When sealed covered with thorns, but now strewed in the tavern, they proposed to me with roses and laurels... What is wanting

a plan, by which I could gain forty sous to me to become an author !---Study,

a day, and my board, in aiding some new taste, reason, style; but how many Parisian speculators in an enterprise. authors have arrived at inmortality There was nothing to do, they said, but without that heavy baggage.

to remain all day in a Bazaar open to I take the pen, and I prepare my paper; the public. I consented, permissiou vas all is ready. I am in the vein now; let obtained for me from my governors, and me begin.

I entered the Bazaar. But I want a subject. What shall I

The following is what is required of write upon !--- Fortunately for me, I

me: Every morning a member of the have only to look around, and I shall find speculation takes possessiou of my peran inexhaustible source. If I wish to

He tirst exchanges my wooden leg paint the solitudes of plains, the hap- (the uniform of the hospital) for a very piness of rural life, I traverse my saloon, handsome iron one, properly ornamented where I have had placed ten or twelve with varnished leather, and for the conflower pots, which my femme de chambre struction of which a patent has lately waters every morning, and which awaken been obtained. He afterwards fastens on a in me the most romantic ideas.-Shall mechanical arm, adorned with a very comI speak of political economy? No per- mudivus band, which is covered with a mon knows better than my husband the glove without seams. This done, he theory of loans and the disadvantages of a deficit --Do the Fine Arts demand my my left eye, and inserts a glass eye

removes the bandage which I wear on observations? I fix my eyes upon the made to perfection. I have the misplaister busts which adorn my mantle fortune to want all my teeth, and they piece.--If I prefer cbemistry, I have ouly supply them with a set of ivory.ones, to examine the vast laboratory of my which put nature to the blush. cook.---And if I wish to plunge into silver nose yields its place to a turned up calculations, I will analyse the bills of one, which gives me a knowing air, and my milliner, that I have not yet paid.

is made, I am told, upon a new invention, But no ; I will take a bolder flight; I He afterwards adjusts, upon the hind will describe the wanderings of the heart, part of my remaining leg, a calf of the tumult of the passions, and the dangers quilted cotton, made upon the model of of weakness.--And from whence shall I those worn by the opera dancers. But take my models

this is not all: I have a fustian vest for Write, madam, your own Memoirs.

rheumatisms, drawers of leather for

aches, an improved corioclave slipper, a THE MAN-EXHIBITION.

epatterdash for the gout, gloves of health,

a silk wig, and a whalebone hat. To the Editor.

Now every one of these articles, from

the eye to the leg, is properly ticketed SIR-I am an invalid of the state, and with the price atlixed! and to earn my I enjoy very poor health, with a retired money, i have only to walk in the pension, and a place in the hospital. | Bazaar, and take care to make myself have served ten years in the wars, and conspicuous. This attention to sale is can produce better proofs of it than the carried so far, as to fill my snuff-box best certificates : the greater part of my with Spanish snuff'; my pockets are nose and my right eye I left on the filled with twenty sorts of chocolates; I field of Hohenlinden ; I lost my right an continually chewing cashou; I have lez at Marengo; and whilst they were pustile of all qualities; and lastly, with charitably carryi.g me to the bospital, my remaining hand, I hold prospectusses, an Austrian bullet disposed of my left which I distribute to the curious. arm. Upon the petition maile in my L P. M. Luvalil, called the behalf, the Minister of War, of the time,

Man-Exhibitiou. freely cousented to allot a place in the

My

: AN EXTRAORDINARY CHARACTER, &c.

39 AN EXTRAORDINARY or an Irus. Are you a Racine or a CHARACTER.

Cavois, a Rochefoucault, or the Jew

Samuel ? No matter, he will open to THERE is a being who is a citizen of you the pavilions of the Tuilleries. Are the world, who travels incessantly. The you the niece of Mazarine or of Villars, of air is not more subtile; water is not Isaac or of Praslin ? No matter, he will more fluid. He removes every thing, make you a duchess. He is indispensable: replaces every thing. He is mute, yet withont him, princes would be obliged speaks all languages, and is the most to make their own shoes; the ugly eloquent of orators. He appeases all Martha would have remained unmarried; quarrels, all tumults, and he foments and Bouvard would be a mechanic; and cacourages all laws and law-guits. He Rhodope would be a modest woman. He excites courage, and instigates cowardice; is in the midst of all good and all evil. braves all seas, breaks down all barriers, He burned Copenhagen, and built Petersand will never sojouru anywhere, He burgh. He is inactive, and yet the diminishes all geographical distajices, and nniversal mover. He is inanimate, and increases all moral ones. He makes the soul of the world. In the plenitude rougher all social inequalities, or levels of his power, would he bestow health, he them. He has power over all trades. He sends Hippocrates; would he defy death, procures repose, and banishes sleep. He he raises pyramids. Lastly, sprung is the strong arm of tyranny, and the from the dirt, he is regarded as a divinity. guarantee of independeuce. Virtue But of whom or of what are you speaking ? despises, and yet cannot do without him. of Money! His presence gives birth to pride; bis absence humbles it. He is audacious,

STANZAS. imperious, and impudent : he is benevolent, and willing to relieve. He is the

(From the Italian.) best of friends, and the most dangerous

Yes! fride of soul shall nerve me now,

To think of thee no more ; of enemies; the wisest, and most fatal of

And coldness steel the heart and brow advisers. At the voice of the prodigal, That passion swayed before! he transforms his land and house into Thiuks't thou that I will share thy breast, dost which may be given to the winds ;

Whilst dwells a fondlier cherished guest

Deep in its inmost core ! and he assists the provident man to heap No ;-by my bopes of Heaven! I'll be up his savings. lnnocent himself, he ALL-ALL-or nothing unto thee ! corrupts innocence. He provokes all Thy hand hath oft been clasped in mine,crimes, protects all vices, and attacks Fondly,-since first we met ; all virtues. He is not less the idol of

My lip hath e'en been pressed to thine

In greeting wild ;--but yet, aniversal worship. Nations, individuals,

Lightly avails it, now, to tell contend for his exclusive possession, Of moments only lov'd too wellalthough he is their mutual and necessary

Joys I would fain forget,

Since MEMORY's star can ill controul interpreter. He causes pleasure and

T'he moonless midnight of my soul ! saliety. He is equally serviceable to

But I'll reproach thee not ;-Farewell! caprices and wants, as to tastes and

Whilst yet I'm somewhat free, passions. Ile gives nourishment and "Twere better far to break the spell toys to infancy; and he is nourishinent That binds my soul to thee,

Than wait till Time each pulse shall lend and toys to old age. He conveys bread

A strength that will not let it bend to the mouth of the paralytic, and daggers To Reason's stern decree : to the hand of the assassin. He is deaf Since Pate hath willed that we must part,

'Twere better now to brave the smart. to the poor who implore him ; and he forces himself upon the rich who prosti

Not seldom is the soul depressed,

Whilst tearless is the eye ; tute him. He is the maker of all mar.

For there are woes that wring the breast, riages, and the divider of all families. Wben feeling's fount is dry;His natural disposition is to travel

Sorrows that do not fade with years,

But-dwelling all too deep for tearsunceasingly. He is fit for every kind of

Rankle eternally!service, but withal a wanderer. If he

Such now as in my bosom swell, comes to you, it is but to leave you. If Read thou in this wild word,-FAREWELL. you retain bim, he is good for nothing, he sleeps. Take care that he returns, Oil Gas is beginning to make some for he knows how to do every thing; he progress, but vegetable oils are found to is successful in all. If you want employ- answer much better than fish oils, both as inents, orders, titles, honows, or even to intensity of light and ultimate economy. absolutions, address yourself to him; he It seems to be surprising that the vegeknows all the magazines; he has all the table oils of France are not adopted in keys. Are you weak, or powerful? No England, the lanıps of Paris being equal matter, he will make you either a Crcesus to the best gas-light of England.

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No. XXXV.-THE JUDGE. No. XXXVI.—THE COUNSELLOR. I will cut off the judge, from the midst Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the thereof. A MOS. ji. 3. he also shall cry himself, but shall not be

PROV. xxi. 13. Ye who false judgments now pronounce, For filthy lucre's sake,

The rich and wealthy readily From midst of crowds and judgment

To suitors rich give ear, seat,

Yet scorn the poor and needy man, 1, Death, will quickly take.

Nor deigo his suit to hear: To Fate's just laws ye must submit, But when themselves, in their last hour, Nor with my pow'r contest;

To God shall earnest cry, Which every trembling son of man Their anxious prayers he shall reject, Has hitherto confest.

And their request deny.

The mightiest, lay broken near;
And yet no sign or sound of fear

Came from that lip of pride ;.
And never king or conqueror's brow
Wore higher look than his did now.
He bent beneath the headsman's stroke

With an upcover'd eye;
A wild shout from the numbers broke

Who throng'd to see him die,
It was a people's loud acclaim,
The voice of anger and of shame,

A pation's funeral cry,
Rome's wail above her only son,
Her patriot and her latest one.

Blackwood's Mag.

BALLAD OF CRESENTIUS.
I look'd upon his brow, no sigu

Of guilt or fear was there,
He stood as proud by that death-sbrine

As even o'er Despair
He had a power; in his eye
There was a quepchless energy,

A spirit that could dare
The deadliest form that death could take,
And dare it for the daring's sake.
He stood, the fetters on his band,

He raised them haughtily;
And bad thai grasp been on the brand,

It could not wave on high
With freer pride than it waved now.
Around he looked with changeless brow

On many a torture nigh:
The rack, the chain, the axe, the wheel,
And, worst of all, his own red steel,
I saw him once before ; be rode

Upon a coal-black steed,
And tens of thousands throng'd the road

And bade their warrior speed,
Ais helm, his breastplate, were of gold,
And graved with many dint that told

or many a soldier's deed ;
The sun shone ou his sparkling mail,
And danced his suow-plume on the gale.
But now he stood chained and alone,

The headsman by his side,
The plume, the belm, the charger gone :
The sword, which bad defied

A VIRTUOSO. AT Inspruck is to be seen a boot which it is said belonged to Charles XII. This boot is the property of an exciseman, who attaches to is the greatest value. An Englishman offered to fill it with guineas to become its possessor. This boot was wanting to his pedestral collection. He possessed, he said, the babouches of Mahomet II, the sandals of Caracalla, the slippers of Charles IX, and the boot-straps of Cromwell.

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