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TOTAL DESTRUCTION OF THE KENT BY FIRE.

435 board my vessel, to remain longer near boy on board the Cambria, and both the Kent, expecting her instantly to mother and child are doing well.-I reblow up. By accounts since made up, main, gentlemen, your most obedient it is supposed that 64 soldiers, I woman, servant, (Signed) “W. Cook." and 4 of the crew, were left when Cap “ The following is a list of the pastain Cobb quitted the vessel, whose sengers, troops, women, and children, conduct during the trying occasion is on board the late Hon. Company's ship beyond my humble praise, displaying Kent, Captain Henry Cobb, bound for the greatest coolness, intrepidity, and by Bengal and China, March 3, 1825:his exertions, and those of Col. Fearon, Passengers.-Mrs. Col. Fearon and the commander of the troops, who were 5 daughters ; Mrs. M'Gregor and I son ; the last to quit, the women, children, Miss Dick; Mrs. Bray and 2 children; and passengers were got into the boats, Miss Murray; Mrs. Waters. and they did not leave themselves until “ Writers.-Mr. Grant, Mr. Pringle. their influence to induce any more to go “ Cadets.Mr. Shuckburgh, Mr. into them was useless. At 2, A. M. the Birch, and Mr. Hatchel. Kent blew up, after being completely Military Officers. - Lieut.-Col. enveloped in flames for four hours pre- Fearon, Major M'Gregor, Captain Sir vious. The fire originated in the after. Charles Farrington, Bart.; Capt. Green, hold, where spirits were stowed for the Captain Spence, and Captain Bray. use of the troops, a cask of which break- Lieutenant and Adjutant Shaw. Lieu. ing adrift and bursting, the contents tenants_Baldwin, Dodger, Raxton, were unfortunately ignited by a candle Bootb, Douglas, Campbell, and Guinin a lantern.

nis. Ensigns Tate, Shaw, and Evans. “I feel the greatest gratification in Assistant-Surgeon Graham. Second stating, that the gentlemen and their Master, Waters. Paymaster, Monk; Cornish miners, in all 36, with my own all saved. crew, 11 more, behaved throughout the “ Total on Board.-19 passengers, trying period with the greatest kindness, 20 military officers, 344 troops, 43 woin getting the people froin the boats, men, 66 children, 145 ship’s company. soothing their sufferings, giving up their Total 637. own clothes and beds to the women and Return of Troops, Women, and children, volunteering to go into the Children lost.— Troops 64, 1 woman, boats, (which I had good reason to children 21, ship's company, 1 man; maprevent,) and leaving nothing undone rine boys, 3. Total lost, 90.” to make them as comfortable as the li

Another account, from an individual mited size of my brig would allow (only 200 tons.) It would be pleasing also, in the after-hold, at half-past one, P. M.

on board, states, that the ship took fire could I speak as highly of the crew of and blew up a quarter' before three, the Kent, but I cannot refrain froin exo

A. M. It is a remarkable circumstance, pressing my great disappointment at

that the only seaman lost was a man their conduct, (in which I am borne out by Captain Cobb,) derogatory in every fire broke out.

who was below and present when the respect to the generaliy received cha- Aames, he ran to the cabin of the se

Seeing the hold in racier of British seamen, by refusing to return to the Kent for the people after from which he took four 'hundred sove

cond mate and broke open his desk, the first trip, and requiring my utmost reigns, and rolling them up in a handexertions and determination to compel kerchief, tied them round his waist. In them to renew their endeavours to get attempting to leap into one of the boats, out the soldiers, passengers, and the remainder of their own shipmates, who

he fell short, as is supposed from the

weight, and was drowned. were left behind, and it was only by using coercive measures, in conjunction with my own crew and passengers, and THIRTEEN IN COMPANY. telling them I would not receive them on board unless they did so, that they

There is a very old superstition, not proceeded, though reluctantly, in their yet wholly extinct, that thirteen in com: duty. I must, however, except the pany is an unlucky number. It origiofficers, particularly Mr. Thomson,

nated, most probably, in the romance of fourth mate, and Mr. Phillips, the boat

" Sir Tristram.” There were thirteen swain, whose conduct and behaviour, in

seats to the round table, in honour of

the thirteen apostles; but the chair of every respect, justifies my warmest praise. It inay not be amiss to state,

Judas it was deemed unlucky to occupy. that two hours after the ship blew up, a soldier's wife was delivered of a fino

had up

Peter Vognforer.
The flowers of Literature. There was once a priest belonging to

Bierbye church, in Vendsyssel, by name

Peter Vognforer. He was very cunning, DANISH TRADITIONS AND SU. and knew a great deal beside his pater. PERSTITIONS.

noster. Having taken a dislike to a The Devil in the shape of a Hare. priest at Isdale, he so managed with his In the year 1573, Joachim von Ha- mered when he mounted the preaching

hidden art, that the priest always stamgen, Lord hereditary of Nubel, went

stool. Soon this Peter Vognforer was out to hunt on a Good Friday; and as he, during service-time, rode with his judged, and, as the story goes, con

before the King, where he was dog along the shore by Hattlund, the demned to be burnt on a pile of fagdevil came in the shape of a hare, and allowed himself to be hunted about by

gots.

The hostile Warriors. the dog. Then the devil sprung over a

At a small distance from the town of large stone or rock, in which are yet to be seen the prints of his feet; but the Kiersing, two warriors lie buried in a

wild moor: their names are Ginfeseek hound, in endeavouring to follow him, and Syre Prentepose. They lived in tumbled over the stone, and broke his mutual hate, and, even now they are neck. Then the same hare sprung back dead, that hatred is unabated. Every again, und was pursued by the youth, night they rise from the mould, and until it once more bounded over the wander about the moor in quest of each stone; and the bunter, who was coining other; and when they meet they begin behind, ran himself and his horse against

a combat, the noise of which is fre. the rock, and both fell down dead.

quently heard for miles. Several years The Devil runs away with a Lady. since, a man was passing by nigbt over

Dame Christina von Hugen, a noble the moor, when a tall frightful-looking lady of Holstein, and widow of Otto warrior mct him, and cried with a horris Rantzow, was walking with several ble voice, “Do you know me? “No," distinguished females before the castle- replied the man, trembling.

“ I am gate of Lubeck; and upon her going Syre Prentepose,” said the giant : somewbat aside from the other coinpany,

“come not again to my moor by night, was suddenly carried off by the devil;

or I will twist your head off ; but, proso that she was never seen again, alive vided you now tell me where Ginfeseek or dead. Her waiting-woman confessed, is, I will give you as much gold as you that this lady was acquainted with the

can carry home.” black art, and was very fond of reading The Punishment of Wickedness. mysterious books.

A little girl served in a farm-house beThe Devil steals Swine.

tween Gyrsting and Gelytterup. Once, At the time Peter Bass was superin- upon a holiday, she wished to pay a tendent of Upper Moen, a peasant, who visit to her aged mother, and asked perresided there, lost a sow, with her litter mission so to do. Her mistress con. of nineteen pigs. He sought for them sented, and gave her five loares to carry every where in the neighbourhood, but

to her mother, who was very poor and all to no purpose. After the lapse of necessitous. Away went the girl, drest a year, the fellow one day, at the en- like a lady, in her finest clothes. But trance of a wood, met the devil himself when she came to a part of the road riding on a swine, and driving before where there was so much mire and dirt him nineteen others. which he frightened that she could not pass through without by beating upon a huge copper kettle. soiling her new clothes, she Aung the The nineteen swine that went foremost loaves, one after the other, into the were in excellent plight; but the sow

slough, and endeavoured to walk over which the devil rode was very lean and upon them; but while in this wicked haggard. The boor, who instantly re

act she was swallowed up by the earth, cognized his lost property, began there

and a ballad is still sung, founded on upou to shout and lolloa in such a man.

this shocking circumstance. ner, that the devil, surprised and dis.

The Wandering Jew. concerted, dropped the copper kettle, Once upon a time an aged man, with abandoned the swine, and took to flight a long beard, a stick in bis hand, and a as fast as he could. Then the peasant bundle upon his back, was seen walking rejoiced at heart, drove the swine home, across the plain of Frankholm down to and gave Peter Bass the kettle to keep, the lake of Halle. When he came to in remembrance of so remarkable a the water he neither stopped nor turned circumstance.

aside, but plunged in without the least

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hesitation, and the lake immediately concealed him for several minutes; he then walked out at the other side by the castle of Halle. Both young and old who had observed this were struck with wouder, and all concluded that it must bave been the wandering Jew, as no doubt it was.

The Mighty Sword. There stands near Horsen a tower called Bygholm; near to it is a heath, and in this same heath is a hillock, in which once was found a sword of such an enormous size, that it required three horses to remove it to the tower. But it did not renaiu long at Bygholm, for every night all the other weapons in the armoury clattered and clashed till the very walls shook, and there was no end to this tumult till the sword was carried back, and buried again in the hill.

St. Margaret's Fountain. There lived at Thisted a maiden of the name of Margaret; she was so pious, virtuous, and lovely, that her fame re. sounded through the whole country. Once, when she was going to church, she was forced and murdered by three robbers, who lived in the hills of Gelade ; but on the very spot where this inhuman outrage was perpetrated, there sprang from the earth a lovely fountain, which was considered by the people as a proof of her innocence and sanctity. Men and women, who came sickly and weak to this fountain, recovered their health and strength by tasting its waters, and it is said, that, from the money the grateful pilgrims left by the fountain, the church of Gelade was built, and consecrated to the honour of St. Margaret.

Had Joseph Wilfred Parkins made
His grey hairs scarce in private peace-
Had Waithman sought a rural shade-
Or Cobbelt ta'en a turnpike lease-
Or Lisle Bowles gone to Balaam Hill-

I think I could be cheerful still !
“Ah, where is now thy rolling bead!

Thy winking, reeling, drunken eyes,
(As old Catullus would have said,)
'l hy oven mouth that swallow'd pies-
Enormous bunger-monstrons drought!
Thy pockets greedy as thy mouth !
Ah, where thy ears, so often cuff'd!
Thy funny, flapping, olcbing bands ! -
Tby partridge body, always stutt'd
With waiss, and strays, and contrabands!
Thy foot-like Berkeley's" Foote"-for why?
'Twas often made to wipe an eye!
Ab, where thy legs—that witty pair !
For 'great wits jump'-and so did they!
Lord! how they leap'd in lamp light air !
Caper'd--and bounc'd-and strode away!
That years should tame the legs-alack!

I've seen spring thro'an Almanack! “ But bounds will bave their bound-the shocks

of Time will cramp the nimblest tocs;
And those that frisk'd in silken clocks
May look to lanp in fleecy bose-
One only (Champion of the ring)
Could ever inake bis Winter-Spring!
And gout, that owns no odds between
The toe of Czar and toe of Clown,
Will visit-but I did not mean
To moralize, though I am grown
Thus sad.-Thy going seem'd to beat

A muftled dram for Fun's retreat!
“ And may be-'tis no time to sinother

A sigh, when two prime wags of London
Are gone-thou, Joseph, one-lhe other,
A Joe - sic transit gloria Munden!'
A third departare some insist on,-

Stage-apoplexy threatens Liston !
" For who like thee could ever stride!

Some dozen paces to the milele
The motley biedley coacb provide-
Or like Joe Fraukenstein compile
The vegetable man' complete!-
A proper“ Covent Garden” feat!
Ob, who like the could ever drink,
Or eat,-swill-swallow-bolt-and choke-
Nod, woep, and biccup-sneeze aud wink?
Thy very yawn was quite a joke;
Tho' Joseph, Junior, acts not ill,

There's no fool like the old fool' still ! “ Joseph, farewelll dear funny Joe!

We inet with mirth,-ke part in pain !
For many a long, long year must go
Ere fun cap see thy like again-
For Nature does not keep great stores
of perfect Clowns that are not Boors!

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ON MUSIC.

ODE TO GRIMALDI.
“ Joseph ! they say thou'st left the stage,

To toddle down the hill of life,
Aud taste the flaunell'd ease of age,
Apart froin pantomimic strife-
“Retir'd-(for Young would call it so)

The world shut outlin Pleasant Row !
“ And bast thou really wash'd at last
From each white cheek the red half moon!
And all thy public Clownsbip cast,
To play the private Pantaloon ?
All youth-all ages-yet to be

Shall have a heavy miss of thee !
“ Thou didst not preach to make us wise-

Thou badst no finger in our schooling-
Thou didst not Ture us to the skies'
Tuy simple, simple trade was - Fooling!
And yet, Heav'u knows! we could-we can
Much better spare a better man!
Oh, bad it pleas'd the gout to take
Tbe reverend Croly froni the stage,
Or Soutbey, for our quiet's sake,
Or Mr. Fletcher, Cupid's sage,
Or, damme! namby pamby Poole, -
Or any olber clown or foul !

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LUTHER'S RING.

“ The words are the signature to the (Concluded from page 424.)

drawing,” said Justus with significancy

and feeling. “See there now," rejoin. With a brow yet more clouded than ed the maiden, “ you not only steal before, Justus at length reached the so

away from us the lovely landscape, but cial party, but he felt no relish for the the living creatures in it must also folsport, and so hurrying off towards the low your magic wand. If the story grove of thickly planted oaks, he seated

were true about the enchanted waxen himself upon some venerable and gigan figure, which the young damsel was tic roots, and taking out his sketch compelled to follow over moor and mounbook, began to transfer the delightful tain, I might be afraid for myself: for, scene to paper, but with tardy strokes if I mistake not, there bounds the stag of the pencil, often interrupted by fits —the tall figure represents my cousin, of absence on his part, and frequently and the half-tinished female in the bush” disturbed by the caresses of his four Oh, had I seen that being then, as footed friend, who, with her cold nose I have to-day seen her, I should, with rested on his lap, nudged him from time

more alacrity and pleasure, bare drawn to time, and then looked up in his face

a different picture,” said Justus, interwith an expression of fondness and good- rupting her, and laying his hand upon nature.

her bare elastic arm, while his cheeks “What wilt thou, happy beast? If,” glowed with blushes. “ And yet I like said the youth, addressing his mute to see myself better 80-yes, rather in companion, “ her soft hand caresses that amazonian costume, than as the thee, and oft shares with thee the even painter from Naumberg represented me, ing meal-Oh couldst thou but speak for he shrouded my bold aud ill-featured and tell me if the tender carez of domes.

countenance in the sacred habit of the tic life be dearer to her than the rough Holy Virgin, which I thought a great and masculine employment in which I sin, and I could not rest at night for saw her engaged—if she be mild and dreaming and thinking of it.” Justus's tender as her eye; and if her heart bar- euriosity was on the rack. " And who monize with the gentle accents that issue had the picture ?”—“ What do I know from her rosy lips.' “ Answer then, about that ?" said she, resuming her Hyacinth," exclaimed a voice behind sprightly careless tone. “My guardian, the oak, breaking in upon the youth's who was formerly Abbot at Membelen, soliloquy; answer the impertinent and my fine cousin, the Ranger, would questioner, who troubles himself with

have it so, and I had nothing to do but things that do not in the least concern to sit still and obey. But if you will him." Justus started to behold the paint me, come some morning to the huntress at bis side. She shewed her. Jaeger house; represent me preparing self this time quite altered from the last : my cousin's breakfast, or feeding the her hunting dress was exchanged for a poultry in the yard, or at the hearth simple robe of white and green stripes, stirring the soup, or spitting the venison, and her silken tresses, which had before

or with my spindle in my hand, and the wantoned on her neck, were now gather. prayer. book before me. In one or other ed into a knot upon the top of her head. of these occupations I should like best Her snowy neck was concealed by a

to be painted by you.” 1 And might ! kerchief of rival colour, laid in a thou. keep the portrait for myself ?” asked sand little folds, and confined in front Juaius, in a tone of earnestness and by a kind of black stomacher. Her little gravity.” “ And for whom else ?" restraw hat, shaped like a bee-bive, hung turned Celestina. “ But you are a sinnegligently suspended from her arm by gular man, and take every thing so eara green ribbon. In this dress the maid. nestly all at once, as one would not ex. was dearer to him than before.

pect from one of your years and natural “ Listeners you know,” said he, in the gaiety." Yet even while she was thus same tone of gaiety, "Do not always," speaking, , ber airy spirit seemed opsaid she, interrupting him, “hear ill of pressed by some very serious thought. themselves. So saying, and avoiding Her eye was steadily fixed on his hand, the too boisterous caresses of Hya. which still rested on her arm, and in a cinth, she took a seat close beside hina

tone quite different, and which betray. with the familiarity of an old acqua ed a secret smart, she said—“ What a

“ But tell me," she resumed, beautiful ring you have upon your five taking bis sketch-book and spreading it ger! for whose sake do you wear that? on her lap, "by what power of magic Doubtless for some rich and beautiful you can, at the same moment, declaim Jady in Leipsic! The broad gold rim 50-poetically, and draw so beautifully?" recounts her virtues, and the rich filame

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LUTHER'S RING.

439 coloured stone may well typify the ar but one look at the Ex-abbot, but it dour of passion, as well as the torments was met by such a hostile glance from of separation to the betrothed.” Justus his imperious searching eye, that he felt drew the ring from his finger, and held confounded and half afraid of him. it closer for her inspection.

Celestina, however, with the presence right,” he answered slowly ; " it is a of mind which seldom deserts the fair token of afiance; it is also a sacred me sex on similar occasions, assumed an morial, a talisman against sin and temp- air of composure, and stood prepared to tation, for it must burn the sinner's answer their interrogatories. And when hand like a coal out of the everlasting the Forester demanded with undisfire. It is the ring which Luther gave guised displeasure why she had loitered his Catharine on their wedding day. there, instead of going on before to See, on the inside are the initials; there order the supper as he desired her, she the date, the 15th of June, 1525, and made answer somewhat pertly, “Why, round it various allegorical figures delic cousin, don't you recollect the youth? cately wrought, referring to our Sa- After having well nigh killed hin, it viour's passion-so many types of the was surely no more than decent civility many severe trials of affliction that no to enquire after his health ; and you thing but the faith in Christ could ena. may see yourself how beautifully he ble the revered pair to support. The transfers our hills and woods to paper by pions wife gave it to my mother, as a his magic art, so that it is impossible valued pledge of friendship and grati- for a female to pass by him without tude; my mother gave it to me as a stopping a little to indulge her sex's warning token, as an amulet against failing. But fear not, I will soon retemptation, as a sacred relic to oppose trieve the lost tiine, and you shall not the evil spirit; and I” —he stopped. wait long for your repast.' So saying, The maiden's face glowed with a love and nodding farewell to Justus, she lier crimson, her eyes regained their bounded away, driving her white fa. life and lustre, and a timid smile deep- vourite before her. " That is the idenened the dimples in her cheeks. “ And tical little gentleman, who marches you?” said she, half aloud, stooping along the high road with the Bible unat the same instant to stroke Hyacinth. der his arm, and on whose account my .“ And I,” continued Justus, with a firm skull was so near getting acquainted

and manly voice—“hope one day to fix with the broad swords of the Cuirassiers the significant and cherished token on at Koese," said the Jaeger. The abthe band of a maiden, who, pure in bot darted a yet-more furious look at our mind and heart like the first possessor young friend ; le muttered something of it, shall consent to tread with me the about heretic blood, and all three pas rough and dubious path; and who, as sed on without any sort of salutation. she did to the man of God—shall bring Sylvester, however, who followed last constancy, fidelity, and holy joy, into along the narrow path, gave him a the honoured house of my parents.-Let parting scowl from out his malicious us try now, Celestina, if the ring will brow-shaded eye, that struck like a musfit you ?" So saying he took her deli- ket sbot, and which might be thus in. cate hand in his, and gently placed the terpreted: “If I but catch thee alone ring on her finger. The maiden hung in the coppice, I will soon settle acher head abashed, and he put his arm counts with thee.Justus felt like one round her waist, and softly pressed her awakening from a dream. The rapid eyelids with his burning lips; while succession of events which had so thickshe, overcome by the pure feelings of ly crowded upon him, affecting him so vaher heart, was ready to sink into his riously, left his mind confused and beopen arms, - when they were roused wildered; his brain was dizzy, and he from their extacy by the sound of foot pressed both bis hands forcibly against steps and loud voices near them.---Thiey his brow for a long time, before his rehad scarcely time to collect themselves, collection perfectly returned. He felt to open the sketch-book, and to assume how remarkable the day had been to a more distant posture, before the in- him. Powerful emotions had broken in truders came up:

upon the placid tenor of his life, and yet It was the Ranger, and the lady's he felt pleased and happy. One brief guardian, Andreas, formerly Abbot of moment had made a total change; even the deserted monastery at Membelen, the face of nature was altered; the attended by the Jaeger. They halted fields, the trees, the flowers, looked with astonishment before the youthful more lovely and smiled more cheerfully pair, now looking at each other, now

He himself was altered, regarding the delinquents. Justus cast was quite another being; this truth he

upon him.

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