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Yet still, when blithest soars the song
From freedom's festive bower,
Of thy sad funeral hour!
When every hope had flown :
The thought, that I'm alone.
And oft alone, in eve's sweet calm,
With raptured gazę on high,
Thy fleeting form descry.
Where mortal eyes intrude,
In utter solitude !
BY MRS. HEMANS.
There is no such thing as forgetting possible to the mind; a thousand accidents may, and will, interpose a veil between our present consciousness and the secret inscriptions on the mind; but alike, whether veiled or unveiled, the inscription remains for ever.-English Opium-eater.
Rest from thy griefs !—thou art sleeping now;
more wonderful than the pains gentlemen, and in the still tighter which people take to make them- stays of the ladies. But in no inselves uncomfortable. The desire stance is this strange passion more displays itself in a thousand ways, in conspicuous than in the VISITING
SYSTEM of modern times,
are mistaken. On Monday, we dine marries, and takes a comfortable with General D'Escalade ; on Tues-, house in Spring Gardens,-one would day, I have promised Amelia to take suppose his object was to live there her to the Opera ; on Wednesday, quietly and happily-to devote his Lady Killcomfort gives her fancymornings to the occupations which ball, (you know you said I should go require his attention-io take a walk as Psyche, Frederick); on Thursday, through the parks before dinner, and we are invited to a concert at Lord to spend the evening quietly and Braham's; and, on Friday, you know, tranquilly at home. Nothing of the my dear Frederick, you consented kind. He has scarcely lived long that I should give my first ball." enough in his new habitation to find “ Did I, my Caroline ?” murmurs the way out of the drawing-room in the languid, loving husband : “ well, the dark, when his lady thus address. I suppose we must defer our visit to es bim-“ I think, my dear Freder- the country.” ick, that it is quite time for us to see The week passes on—the Genesome of our friends : we shall really ral's dinner is superb--Amelia is debe reckoned quite rude. 1 met my lighted with Medea-Psyche looks old Irish friend, Lady Killcomfort, more lovely than her beautiful proyesterday in the Park, and she com- totype-Lord Braham exceeds himplained that she had seen nothing of self, and even “ the ancients” burn us since we came to town. My cou with envy-and at last arrives the sins, the B
-'s, too, are staying in eventful day of the “ first ball.” Harley-street, and we must really Annoyed with the sound of hamhave thein. Then I told Capt. and mers, and the perpetual tramp of Mrs. Tattleton, whom we met at the upholsterers and their assistants, the Opera on Saturday, that I hoped very wretched master of the house (if
, insoon to see them in Spring Gardens. deed, he can any longer be so called,) Shall I send out a few cards ?" quits the little study in which he had
The unfortunate object of this ad- taken refuge, and saunters through dress, of course, grants an immediate the town for want of a home. He assent; and on that day three weeks returns to dinner : he walks into the Mrs. is “ at home" to one hun- drawing-rooms; they are denuded of dred and fifty of her friends. The their carpets, and two of Greensill's fatal war of extermination (the exter men are fixing a magnificent chandemination of all domestic tranquillity,) lier. He seeks the dining-room; it is now commenced. In revenge for is filled with horse-shoe tables, and draggiug them from their peaceful a splendid cold supper. He asks homes, and exposing them to the suf- where he is to dine, and is told there fucation of your crowded rooms, the is some cold meat in the servants'parties injured invite you in return, hall. He retreats into his little study: and compel you (deserting the com- his books are covered with crimson fortable sofa, by your own fire-side,) drapery, and the scholar's peaceful to go through the same dreadful pró- habitation is converted into a flirtingcess. Engagement succeeds engage- room, hung round with a hundred ment, till, in the height of the sea- pretty prints of “ the Proposal," " the son, the system reaches its climax. Acceptance,” “the Love Letter," 5 Would you like, my love," says and " the Forsaken.” The hour ar. the dispirited husband, to visit the rives, and the crowds assemble. country for a week or iwo : suppose People whom he has half seen, and we set off on Monday ?” “ I should whom he has never seen, fill his like it very well; but I fear our en rooms till they overflow into the galgagements will not permit it.” “I lery, and cluster ou the stairs. The thought," replies the sighing husband, torrent increases, and the terrified
that we had no engagements for husband seeks his wife. “ My dear next week.” “ Indeed, I fear you love," he whispers,“ how many peo
ple do you expect? Our rooms are your left, there is no other refuge quite full already.” “To tell you than silence, and in sulky taciturnity, the truth,” she replies," I have in- you cram and blaspheme your vited three hundred, expecting that feeder.” With what feelings of bitonly two-thirds of them would come ; ter regret do you
the fried but I declare I think they are all sole and boiled leg of mution of yesterhere already. But never mind, my day, which you enjoyed in the freedear Frederick, it is going off very dom and obscurity of your own little well.—Count Altenberg ! I am very dining-room, far—far removed from glad to see you. My dear Mrs. Per- all dowagers and aldermen! What. cy, how do you do? When did you inward vows do you make, that, leave the Hills? Mr. Alfred Percy when once released from your prehas just passed. When did you hear sent odious thraldom, you will never from Capt. Percy? We expect La- in future subject yourself to it again. dy Jane Greville to-night; but But no ; the world will have its marI have not yet seeu her.” Delight. tyrs; fresh invitations are given and ed and delightful, the lady of the accepted, and the hateful system is house thus shines with undiminished continued to the last. brilliancy through the evening, while Surely, in po country was that sysher unfortunate husband is sighing at tem ever carried to such a ruinous the recollection of his formerly excess as in ours. We are never peaceful hearth.
satisfied unless we entertain, in a Oh the misery of a great dinner! handsomer manner than our neighHaving survived the dreadful interval bours, and find at our tables, persons between your first arrival, and “din- in whom it is a condescension to apner is on the table,” you are desired pear there. 6 Men would be angels, to hand the Dowager Lady O'Fla- angels would be gods." Mr. A. rests herty down stairs. Seated between not till Sir B. C. promises to dine her Ladyship and the senior Alder- with him; and Sir B. C. insists upon man of Farringdon Without, what a entertaining Lord D. His Lordship situation is yours! As you sit down is uneasy till the Duke of E. pays the dreadful conviction flashes across him his long-promised Christmas viyour mind, that you are imprisoned, sit; and bis Grace of E., in the last without the slightest chance of being resort, petitions for the countenance let out on bail, for the full term of of royalty. For distinctions like four hours. In vain do you direct these will people sacrifice their time, your attention and conversation to and their money, and their indepenthe Dowager Lady O'Flaherty. dence, led on by the powerful passion There is no sympathy between you of making themselves uncomfortable.
6 common of talk”-no " de What should a sepsible aan do? bateable land." You have never Take the oath of abjuration, Abvisited Ballyslattery; to you the jure, renounce, deny, and de!est, as Phænix Park is a mere sound ; and utterly abominable and uncomfortaeven Merrion-square conveys not the ble, all great dinners, evening parties, definite ideas of magnificence, with routs, riots, and other unlawful aswhich her ladyship desires to impress semblies. When he wants to see his you. On your other side, the pros. friends at his own house, let him inpect is still darker. Before you have vite a party of four, or (at most of exchanged five words with the Alder- six, to dinner.
If he wishes to see man, you are involved in the history his friends at their houses, let him of the new 66 Joint-stock Carrion make them do the same, Let him Cumpany," and you suspect, with never permit his wife to be “ at horror, that you are seated next to a home," for she is 6 never less at member of Butchers' Hall. Having home, than when at home." Let impartially bestowed your common. him pay off Chiffonier and Squab, places on your right hand and on the upholsterers. Let him cut Lady
Killcomfort, and retreat before the rooms uncarpeted, his dining-tables ? advances of General D'Escalade. covered with a cold supper, or his ? So shall he never find his drawing- study filled with flirtations.
fully against the melancholy privaA
SINGULAR circumstance has tions he was doomed to sustain, and
lately taken place in the Island to procure, by his industry and intelof Corsica, which strongly indicates ligence, a respectable and comfortathe character of the ruder inhabitants ble support for a large family depenof the island. Two soldiers of a dent upon him. His library consists French regiment, stationed at Ajac- of more than eight thousand volumes, cio, having deserted, their Colonel, which are, of course, frequently subin pursuing the pleasure de la chasse, ject to change and renewal; but, as met with one of the mountain shep- soon as he acquires a new stock, the herds, who acquainted him with the particulars of each book are read to spot where the two soldiers had him by his wife, and his discriminasought a retreat. The man was im- tion permits him to fix its value ; bis mediately rewarded for this intelli- touch, to recognise it at any period, gence by a gift of four Louis, and however distant; and his memory the colonel despatched a party in never fails bim in regard to its ar
search of the delinquents, who were rangement in his shop. His readi1. apprehended, conducted to head ness to oblige, his honesty, and in
quarters, and tried by a court-mar- formation on books in general, have tial, and condemned to death. The procured him a large custom ; and, relations of the shepherd becoming under such extraordinary natural disacquainted with the circumstance, advantages, he has become a useful,
assembled, and pronounced that he and haply will render himself a 3 had for ever dishonoured his family wealthy member of the society to
by receiving the price of blood; they which he belongs. seized and bound him, and, on the day and hour when the unfortunate soldiers were shot at Ajaccio, the The Duke of Cumberland's order same death was inflicted by them on to his regiment of horse-guards to the shepherd. After the execution stain their mustaches of a prescribed of the two military offenders, a priest and uniform colour, has revived in (who had been obliged by the moun the convivial parties of that corps, taineers to confess and shrive the the brave Wolfe's favourite song :shepherd, prior to his quitting the
“ Why, soldiers, why world) appeared upon the parade, Should we be melancholy, boys ? and returned to the colonel the four Whose business is to dye !" Louis, in acquainting him of the mode adopted by those who had enployed him to avenge their injured The name of this inseci, in most honour.
European languages, has given it a character which causes a feeling of
alarm even at the sight of it. WhethPerhaps one of the greatest curi er or not they ever did enter the huosities in the city of Augsbourg is a man ear is doubtful-that they might bookseller,of the name of Wimprecht, endeavour to do so under the influwho had the inisfortune to be born ence of fear, is very probable ; and blind, but whose enterprising spirit this, perhaps, has been the origin of has enabled him to struggle success their name, and the universal preju
THE BLIND BOOKSELLER OF AUGS
dice against them. As it is said that during which, Akitto, the king of
TRANSFUSION. creation, which forms a most neces
Some successful experiments are sary link in the chain of being. now making, by a gentleman in Here
fordshire, with the view of preservCAMILLUS AND THE GAULS. ing valuable fruit-trees from decay, The romantic story of Camillus by planting young trees in the viciaicoming up and defeating the Gauls, ty, and transfusing the sap of the as they were receiving the ransom young plants through the bark of the
fu gold of Rome, is now regarded as a decaying tree, and thus uniting the tale void of foundation ; but more circulation of both. modern times have seen a deed which strongly resembles, and yet exceeds CURE FOR THE SMALLPOX. it. About the year 1000, sixty Nor At a meeting of the French Royal man knights were on their return Acadeaiy of Medicine, M. Valpean from a pilgrimage to St. Michael of read an essay to prove that if the Gargans, and they happened to ar- pustules in this disease be cauterized rive at Salerno just at the time when within two days after the eruption
, that town, closely pressed by an ar- they die away entirely, and if even my of Arabs, had purchased their later, their duration is abridged, and retreat with a sum of money. They no traces of them are left. The found the inhabitants engaged in col- caustic which he used, was a solution for lecting the price of their ransom, and of nitrate of silver, into which he po the army of the Musulmauns devoid dipped a probe, with which he piercof apprehension. This troop of ed the centre of each pustule ; this
do knights, aided by the most courage- remedy he had tried iu nunerous ous of the inhabitants, took advan cases wiili a very good effect. tage of the dark to fall on the camp of the enemy, and put to the route the 15,000 Arabs whom it contained. Two men of the village of Burney, The Duke of Salerno wished to re- in the department of the Loire, had si ward his deliverers, but they, mag- very recently a dispute on their renanimous as brave, refused all hou- spective rights to a small piece of ours and all recompense.
marshy ground ; one claiming a moiely, the other totality. Two experts
were sumnioned, and the litigants arThe death of this African travel- gued their respective claims with the ler, the son of Mungo Park, having utmost energy. He who demanded been attributed to poison, administer- a half, was a grenadier; while the ed by the priests, in revenge for his other was of a middling stature ; but,
1 interference with some religious cer- potwithstanding the laiter's disparity emony of the natives—a gentleman in point of size, of Selkirk (the residence of his fami- the more active of the two. The ly and friends) has addressed a letter grenadier at last, vexed and wearied to the Edinburgh Journal, in which with the discussion, exclaimed, takhe rescnes the memory of young ing his opponent in his arnis, “ If you Park from the imputation of this im- will have it, take it;" at the same prudence, and states that he died on time, putting him in possession, by the 31st of October, of the yellow lodging him up to his neck in the ba fever, after an illoess of nine days, bog, where he left him to specilate he
MR THOMAS PARK.