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feathers, and who uttered the remarkable prophecy, that when white and red hats were in fashion, a period of general calamity would commence. Like Lazarus Aigner, the waggoner did not tell all he had seen immediately, but kept it a secret till the time of his death approached. The 180 dozen ducats neither increased nor diminished. The manikins of the Untersberg not only receive but also pay
visits. At a village wedding near Salzburg, one of them made his appearance, joined the party, danced with such grace as to win the admiration of every body, and gave three batgen to the bridegroom, and as many to the bride, telling them they would be provided for as long as they lived if they put the coins with their other money. He gave three pfennige of simiJar virtue to a ferryman who rowed him from the spot, together with a little stone which was to secure him against drowning And sure enough the ferryman afterwards tumbled into the water, and lay beneath its surface for a quarter of an hour without receiving the least damage, while his three coins multiplied so fast that in a single day he had a trough fuil.
These stories of the manikins, and their liberality, are closely connected with others about the enchanted treasures in the Untersberg. One of the most striking of these relates to a citizen of Salzburg, named Hans Gruber, who once eating his supper by the side of a brook near a spot called the “stone wall,” saw an iron door in this wall suddenly open. peared, and asked him three times to go in, but Hans stoutly declined the invitation. The monk then offered him a gold chain which he wore upon his arm, but Hans still refused to enter the door, while at the same time he begged a link of the chain as a present. Liberality is the order of the day in the Untersberg, and the monk flung not one link, but three, which Hans caught in his hat. And lucky it was he was so expert a hand at catching, for if he had made a miss, he would never have been able to stir from the spot. At least, so said the monk. Hans just caught a glimpse of something like a new world, or some such trifle, through the door before the monk slammed it in his face, and three days afterwards was highly delighted to find his three links multiplied into three and thirty pounds of gold.
Nor was this the only adventure which befel Hans Gruber in the Untersberg. One day he came to a stone crag, from which gold-dust was falling as in a stream. Putting a pitcher underneath, he filled it with the precious metal, and on this occasion, also, saw an open door, which for a moment revealed to him a new world, illuminated by a daye light of its own.
Near the “stone wall,” rendered so illustrious by the discovery of Hans Gruber, two woodmen once saw a heap of charcoal shining in the sun. As this was no spot for charcoal-burners, each of them took a few pieces as a curiosity. Passing by a pond on the way home, one of them idly flung his charcoal into the water, and did not a little regret it, for, in a moment, he saw the surface of the water glittering, as though it had been overlaid with liquid gold. The other woodman had observed this phenomenon, and prudently took his charcoal safe home; when, lo! into pure gold every bit of it was turned. The first woodman, perceiving his comrade's felicity, hurried back to the stone wall, but found in the place of the charcoal-heap, a heap of snakes, who looked upon him as indignantly as our readers will look at us, if we inflict upon them any more of the wild tales of the Untersberg.
Jun.-VOL. LXXXII. No. cccxxv.
THE ASTRONOMER'S LECTURE.
A LEGEND OF OXFORD.
BY TIE REV. ANDREA DE SANTA CROCE, M.A.*
And each man told his neighbours,
And the artisan his labours.
Howa new light dawned upon Oxford.
And how the same was incontinently followed by great and small.
Albeit, with divers reasons and intentions.
And the “boating man" gave up his oar,
And the “ batting man" his cricket,
The learned went to scoff;
From shops, and stalls, and attics,
Of sun's and world's elysian !
And telescopic vision!
Invocation to the muse, prayiog for information.
The information given, and a hint of more information to come.
* Formerly of Brazennose College, and now Prov. Gen. of the Society of Jesus.
x. Uninterruptedly, I say,
For he was quite at home,
And made a monstrous blaze,
And many a hill and river,
Cut such romances shorter
Puts forth its purple cluster,
I'll publish by-and-bye,
Is put to, in the sky,
Of certain Unions here,
And many an overseer,
Is known to mortal eye,
Plan for multiplying the man in the moon, and utilizing the moon herself.
Hints from Andover and to Somerset House.
An astronomical fact, whereon hangs a political and poetical theory.
Of Heaven that the poets sing,
The spirits of the blest;
But now they have peace and rest.
Showeth how the Elysian fields are not to be looked for in Paris.
But in a more elevated locality.
And tears are wiped from every eye,
And how long and pleasantly And they calmly wait the dawn, When the trumpet's blare shall herald the glare Of the resurrection morn. Only one-half, and that unvarying, of the moon's globe, is visible on earth.
The inhabitants dwell there in philosophic charity.
Touching the appointment of a queen, whom every reader may elect for himself.
And if the reader be a lady, she may place the crown on her own brow.
Concerning persons booked for something uncomfortable, and a new mode of cookery
Which is not to be found in Ude, Francatelli, or Mrs. Glasse.
XXI. And in their grand philosophy
This mighty truth they prove,
Appointed place I see,
From dewy morn till even,
Some frightful fiends I know,
(turning, And a demon, in order to keep them from burning, Who bastes them from below.
But I name them not—and why ?
The sulphur cease its flow,
Though he lectured" like a brick,"
And lo ! uprose the curtain,
And, with triumphant cry,
Of beasts with aspect sour;
Which the Bull came trotting after,
With shouts of savage laughter.
How to stop the diabolical cookery aforesaid.
Showeth wherein the poet and the philosopher do
Progress of the lecture and freedom from interruptions.
Blaze of light and glory upon an astonished audience.
Zoological suspicions of pri. soners set at liberty.
How the Bull took the Nam for a Guernsey cuw, and ran after the same accordingly.
How the Lion wanted to catch the Crab.
Next crawled the Crab, a hideous thing,
Like Brobdignagian spider; And the little Lion roared behind,
As though about to ride her.
Sad scandal about the Virgin Queen--no doubt, Elizabeth!
Scales-uot Alderman Scales shown to be in beaven !
A tawdry, flaunting quean;
To stick that in the sky;
In law and Chancery;
A stranger to repose;
He tickled his own nose.
Libellons observations on law and lawyers.
Proofs that “the Scorpion girt with fire,” does try to blow his nose with his tail.