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Wolfgang avowed his passion for her. hanging over the bed, and one He told her the story of his mysteri- thrown over it. He spoke to her, but ous dream, and how she had possessed received no reply. He advanced to his heart before he had ever seen her. awaken her from her uneasy posture. She was strangely affected by his re- On taking her hand, it was coldcital, and acknowledged to have felt there was no pulsation-her face was an impulse toward him totally unac- pallid and ghastly.-In a word-she countable. It was the time for wild
was dead. theory and wild actions. Old preju- “ Horrified and frantic, he alarmed dices and superstitions were done the house. A scene of confusion enaway ; everything was under the sued. The police was. summoned. sway of the Goddess of reason.' A- As the officer of police entered the mong other rubbish of the old times, room, he started back on beholding the forms and ceremonies of marriage the corpse. began to be considered superfluous 6 • Great heaven ! cried he, how bonds for honourable minds. Social did this woman come here?" compacts were the vogue. Wolfgang “Do you know anything about was too much of a theorist not to be her ?' said Wolfgang eagerly. tainted by the liberal doctrines of the 666 Do I?' exclaimed the police offiday. Why should we separate ?' cer :' she was guillotined yesterday! said he ; our hearts are united ; in “ He stepped forward ; undid the the eye reason and honour we are black collar round the neck of the
What need is there of sordid corpse, and the head rolled on the forms to bind high souls together ? floor!
“ The stranger listened with emo- “ The student burst into a frenzy. tion ; she had evidently received illu- «The fiend! the fiend has gained posmination at the same school.
session of me!' shrieked he: I am “ • You have no home nor family, lost for ever! continued he; • let me be every thing 66 They tried to soothe him, but in to you, or rather let us be every thing vain. He was possessed with the to one another. If form is necessary, frightful belief that an evil spirit had form shall be observed there is my reanimated the dead body to ensnare hand. I pledge myself to you forever. him. He went distracted, and died 666 For ever ?' said the stranger
in a mad-house. solemnly,
Here the old gentleman with the “For ever ! repeated Wolfgang. haunted head finished his narrative.
“ The stranger clasped the hand 66 And is this really a fact ?' said extended to her : " Then I am yours,' the inquisitive gentleman. murmured she, and sunk upon his
65 A fact not to be doubted, rebosom.
plied the other. I had it from the “ The next morning the student left best authority. The student told it his bride sleeping, and sallied out at
me himself. I saw him in a madan early hour to seek more spacious house at Paris. »* apartments, suitable to the change of
* “The latter part of the above story is founded his situation. When he returned, he found the stranger lying with her head print in French. I have not met with it in print.”
on an anecdote related to me, and said to exist in
THE STREAM OF TIME. Tbro' sunny plains and valleys green,
Its path is now the rocky shore, Yon silvery streamlet winds its way:
Its final rest the Ocean's bed. While on its banks fresh flow'rs are seen,
Thus down the stream of Time we glide, That, smiling, seem to woo its stay.
From youth and joy to age and pain; It must not stay-the current's force
We cannot check the ceaseless tide, Forbids it here to find repose !
Or bid Hope's blossoms bud again. But onwards still it takes its course,
Yet, let us calmly meet our doom, And sadly murmurs as it goes.
'Twere better far that heerts should sever, Upon its polish'd breast no more
When love and truth together bloom, Sweet flow'rs their breathing perfume shed, Tban linger till they fade for ever!
Original Anecdotes, Literary News, Chit Chat, Incidents, &c.
SIR THOMAS MORE.
Tales of the Crusaders, by the author of Waverley, are announced as In making lately some necessaryo preparing for publication.
repairs in St. Dunstan's church, CanMILITARY CONTROL.-Charles XII. terbury, a box was found, containing on being thwarted by the Senate, trans- the head of the great Lord Chancelmitted a letter to Stockholm, in which lor More, who was condemned to the he threatened " to send his jack-boot block by that ruthless king, Henry to preside over their deliberations !" the VIIIth, for refusing to take the WONDERS FOR History.--Bona
oath of supremacy to the self-willed parte, sovereign of Europe, was a lieu monarch. The head, with the exceptenant in the Artillery when M. Mini- tion of a few of the teeth, was much bus, one of the French masters of the decayed ; and the sacred remains Royal Military College at Marlow, was have been restored to their restingcaptain.
place. Sir Thomas was beheaded on
the 6th of July, 1625, in the 53d year The son of Joseph Bonaparte, for- of his age ; after the execution, tho' merly an attorney at Bayonne, was converted by the magic of Bonaparte into St. Peter, in the Tower, and after
the body was buried in the church of a sceptre, which, after ruling Naples, wards in Chelsea church, where it commanded Spain.
now lies, yet his head was set on a Short Commons.--At a shop win- pole upon London Bridge ; and was dow in the Strand, there appears the afterwards privately bought by his following notice: “ Wanted two ap- daughter Margaret, wife of J. Roper, prentices, who shall be treated as one esq. His daughter preserved the head of the family.”!!
in a box, with much devotion, and Artificial Incubation.- Paris as well placed it in a vault, partly in the wall as London has its exhibition of this on the south side of the church, where kind. “Would you (says a writer in it was recently discovered, and very one of the French journals,) without near to her own tomb. The south a tedious journey have the opportuni- chancel of the church is called the ty of contemplating one of the won
Roper chancel ; and there hung the ders of Egypt? Go to the Champs- helmet and surcoat, with the arms of Elysées, and there, at No. 37 in the Sir T. More on it. Widow's Walk, you will see, by means
Mas Is Man.--The rose hath its of artificial incubation, chickens hatch- thorns—the diamond its specks and ed before your eyes, without hens the best man his failings. having any thing to do with the affair. Ile who triumphs over a woman, The theory of this art, equally valua- would over a man-if he dorst. He ble to science and to gluttony, had only proves by doing so that he is both been taught in several works, but the a fool and a coward. practice of it was but little advanced, TITLES OF SOVEREIGNS.until after four years of application M. of Monomotapa is surrounded by musiBorne at length obtained this triumph cians and poets, who call him Lord of over the kingdom of Pharaoh. His the Sun and Moon ; Great Magician, incubating ovens have excited the in- and Great Thief! terest of our learned men, the curios- The King of Araccan is called “Emity of our fashionables, and the appe- peror of Araccan, Possessor of the tite of our epicures, who have been White Elephants and the Two Earanxious to ascertain by their own ex- rings, Legitimate Heir of Pegul and perience the flavour of these offspring Brama, Lord of the Twelve Provinces of art. It is said that all kinds of of Bengal, and the Twelve Kings who poultry may be hatched in M. Borne's place their heads under his feet.” ovens. Without speaking of the rest, The King of Ava is called God. nothing can be more evident than that when he writes to a foreign Sovereign, the race of geese are rapidly multi- he calls himself the King of Kings, plying already."
whom all others should obey, as he is
- The King
absolute master of the ebb and flow of M.
66 What a difference! IfI brother to the sun, and King did borrow money of M. of the four and twenty umbrellas ; only because he is your papa’s intimate These umbrellas are always carried friend, and to whom under such circumbefore him.
stances, should one have recourse but The Kandyan Sovereign is called to one's friend ?" In one word, Dewo, (God.) In a deed of gift, he Mamma, in order to satisfy you, I see proclainis himself the protector of reli- that I must follow the advice which the gion, whose fame is infinite and of sur- doctor gave to papa- Do as I say, passing excellence, exceeding the moon, and not as I do." the unexpanded jessamin buds, the
A person in Paris lately established stars, &c., whose feet are as fragrant to
a bureau, where those who have no the noses of other Kings as flowers to bees; our most noble patron and god and even small clothes; the prizes are
money may risk their coat, waistcoat, by custom, &c.
paid in the same articles. We are as
sured that a poor wretch who bad [FROM THE FRENCH.]
risked his last pair of inexpressibles Dialogue between a Mother and her upon a quarterne (four numbers, had Daughter.
a turn of fortune, and became entitled “ Sophy, I will not let you run about to receive 75,000 pairs of breeches ! the garden in that manner, without A GLORIOUS REVENGE.- If you feel your bonnet, with M. Ernest." But, inclined to exercise your vengeance aMamma, you have been walking arm gainst one that has deeply injured you, in arm, in the same way with M. -, take the first opportunity of doing him “What a comparison; I am old enough a service. If he has any feeling, you to know what am about Sophy, if will wound him to the quick. M. Ernest should ask you at the ball MATTEP.--Berkeley, bishop of this evening to waltz with him, I forbid Cloyne, is the last who, by a bundred your doing so,”-“Why, Mamma ? captious sophisms, has pretended to Last Sunday you waltzed twice with prove that bodies do not exist. They M. i “Oh, that's quite another have, says he, neither colour, nor smell, thing. Besides, M. is your papa's nor heat ; all these modalities are in intimate friend ; and when you are your sensations, and not in the objects. married you may waltz with your hus. He might have spared himself the band's intimate friend.-Sophy, I do trouble of proving this truth, for it was not like your swinging with M. Ernest; already sufficiently known. But from it is not a proper exercise for a young thence he passes to extent and solidity,
• But, Mamma, this morning which are essential to body ; and you passed half an hour in the see-saw, thinks he proves that there is no exwith M. 66 How different !tent in a piece of green cloth, because Sophy, I desire that this afternoon you the truth is, it is not in reality green, will not seat yourself in the drawing- the sensation of green being in ourroom by M. &mest.” “Mamma, I do selves only. Having thus destroyed not seat myself by him, he seats him- extent, he concludes that solidity, which self by me. Besides, I assure you he is attached to it, falls of itself; and does it only to be near you, and in therefore that there is nothing in the every thing to imitate M. who world but our ideas. So that, accordnever quits your side.' 6 Sophy, when ing to this doctrine, ten thousand men we have company,
I will not allow you killed by ten thousand cannon-shots, to be constantly playing at cards. are in reality nothing more than ten Gaming is an amusement very unsuita- thousand apprehensions of our ble to a young female.” “But, Mam derstanding; Surely the bishop of ma, you set me the example. Recol- Cloyne might have saved himself lect that only yesterday, having lost all from falling into this excessive absurdithe money in your purse at Ecarté, the cause of the preservation of all aniyou were obliged to borrow some of mals, the regulator of the seasons,
ty. He might very easily see that ex- complete at that place the making of a tent and solidity were quite different great road, at the same time that he from sound, colour, taste, smell, &c. It will pursue his botanical researches. is quite clear that these are sensations His friends flatter themselves that the excited in us by the configuration of steps taken by the French Government, parts ; but extent is not sensation. those of the Institute, and of M. Von When this lighted coal goes out, I am Humboldt, will not be unsuccessful. no longer warm; when the air is no General Bolivar has also written a letlonger-struck, I cease to hear; when ter to the supreme director of Paraguay, this rose withers, I no longer smell it : in which he claims our countryman in but the coal, the air, and the rose, have the most affectionate terms, as the extent without me. Berkeley's paradox friend of his youth. If M. Bonpland is is not worth repeating.
so fortunate as to return to Europe, he M. BONPLAND.
may throw great light on countries (Extract from a private letter.)
hitherto unknown." Rio Janeiro, April 9.—- During AN UPSTART.--The most biting my stay in this country I have obtained mortification you can inflict upon an pretty circumstantial information res- upstart is, to take no notice of him. pecting the events in Paraguay, where singular Occurrence.-On Saturday, as a Dr. Franzia still governs. The follow- gentleman was sitting under the chancel of ing appear to me to be the most au
the abbey of Linchden he perceived a hawk thentic particulars relating to the fate of pursuing a lark, which a little before was
making the woods reecho with its melodious M. Bonpland, which has excited so potes. In order to save the little fugitive, much interest in France and England, he shouted and clapped his hands, when and wherever this courageous and in- immediately the lark descended, and alighttelligent traveller is known :-About ed on his knee, nor did it offer to leave him
when taken into the hand, but seemed coutwo years and a half ago, M. Bonpland fident of that protection which it had sought. was at Santa Anna on the east bank of The gentleman brought it in his hat to the Rio Parana, where he had formed Dumfries; and, on going into his garden, plantations of the matté, or the tea of gave the little warbler liberty. Paraguay. About eleven o'clock in the s6, who had lost all her teeth several years
An old lady in Dumfries, of the age of morning he was seized and carried off ago, has, to the astonishment of her friends, by.a detachment of eight hundred of cut six new teeth within these few months Dr. Franzia's troops. They destroyed and, as may be supposed, enjoys no small the plantations, which were in a most satisfaction in being once more able to bite
a crust. But there is an old gentleman flourishing state, and seized M. Bon- living not many doors from her, upwards of pland, and the Indian families whom 97 years of age, who has not lost one of his the mildness of his character and the teeth, and is able to crack the hardest sea. advantages of the rising civilization had biscuit. What is still more remarkable, he
can read and write without the aid of specengaged to settle near him. Some In
tacles. dians escaped by swimming, others, who resisted, were massacred by the soldiers. M. Bonpland taking on his
THE Printing Apparatus invented by Mr. shoulders a part of his precious collec- Church,* of the Britannia Works, Birmingtion of natural history, was conducted ham, foris perhaps the most extraordinary to Assomption, the capital of Paraguay, long time been submitted to the public
. It and sent from thence to a port in quali- consists of three pieces of mechanism. The ty of physician to the garrison. It is first of these has for its object the casting of not known how long he remained in metallic types with extraordinary expedithis exile ; but I am assured that he tion and the arrangement of them for the has since been sent for by Dr. Franzia, er is made to displace à certain portion of
compositor. By turning a handle, a plungthe supreme director of Paraguay, and Auid metal, which rushes with considerable ordered to another part, to superintend force, through small apertures, into the a commercial communication between moulds and matrices by which the types
The farther progress of the maParaguay and Peru, perhaps towards chine discharges the types from the moulds, the province of the Chiquitos and Santa and causes them to descend into square Cruz de la Sierra. M. Bonpland is to
NEWLY INVENTED PRINTING MA
* Mr. Church is an inhabitant of Boston.
tubes, having the shape of the types, and
NEW WORKS. down which they slide. It then brings the A Sermon on the Death of Lord Byron, body of each type into the position required by a Layman, 8vo.—Dibdin's Library Comfor placing it in the composing machine; panion, 8vo. 278.- Elgiva, or the Monks, a and when the types have descended in the Poem, Svo. 8s.--Malcolm's Poems, f. cap. guides, they are pushed back by the ma- 8vo. 6s.--Wentworth's Poetical Note-Book, chine into ranges, cach type preserving its 12mno. 7.- Conversations on Poetry, 18ino. erect position. The machine then returus 2s.---Homeri Ilias Heynii, 8vo. 128.—The into its former state, and the same operation Licensed Victualler's Companion, 18:10 4s. is renewed. The construction of the mould
--Village Doctor, or Family-Vade Mecum, bar is the most striking portion of the ma- 3s. 6d. Hewson on Venereal Opthalmia.chine.
Conchologist's Companion, 12mo. 6s.--StuThe second machine selects and combines
art on the Steam-Engine, 8vo 88.-Curtis the types into words and sentences. The on British Grasscs, 8vo. 98.--Gray's Book several sorts of types are arranged in nar- of Roads, square 12mo. 75.; Ditto ditto, row boxes or slips, each individual slip con- with Atlas, 12s.---El Nuevo Connelly, or taining a great number of types of the same Grammar for Spaniards to learn English, letter, which is called a file of letters. The 12mo. 68.-Ventouiliac's French Classics, cases containing the files are placed in the Parts VII. and VIII. (Paul avd Virginia, upper part of the composing machine ; and &c.) 6s.- Donville's French Graminar, 2 by means of keys like those of a piano-forte, vols. 8vo. 185.—Lowndes on Legacies, royal the compositor can release from any file the 8vo. 248.- Mirehouse on Advowsons, 8vo. type which he wants. The type thus liber. 145.—Hayes on Devises, 8vo. 148.-Orme's ated is led by collecting arms into a curved Bibliotheca Biblica, 8vo. 128. channel, which answers the purpose of a composing stick. From this channel they
Lasting Impressions, a Novel. By Mrs. may be taken in words or sentences, and Joanna Carey. formed by the hand into pages, by means Commentaries on the Diseases of the of a box placed at the side of the machine. Stomach and Bowels of Children. By Rob
The third machine, for taking off impres- ert Duglison, M.D. &c.&c. sions from the types, evinces much ingenu
IN THE PRESS.
The papers printed in the Transactions ity ; but cannot be understood without sev
of the Royal Society during the last three eral drawings.
years, detailing the Discoveries of the After the types have been used, and the Functions of the Nerves, will be immediaterequisite number of impressions obtained, ly republished with Notes and a general Inthey are remelted and recast as before, so troductory View of the Nervous System, that every sheet is printed with new types. by CHARLES BELL, Professor of Anatomy
(Lond. Lit. Gaz.) CONSTANCY-A SONG.
Forget thee-or forget
What my heart hath so dearly known? Deenest thou that wholly from earth
All truth and faitb are flown ?
But take an emerald ring,
And thereon grave your pame ;
It still will be the same.
Oh ! write your love on the sand,
And the wave will wash it away ; Or, place your trust in the flower
The next summer sun will decay !
And such my heart—if you sear
That aught like change will be shown ;
L. E. L.
OH! tell me not, thou minstrel Bard,
Of gaily lighted hall ;
And knight at lady's call.
Of dance, and feast, and song ;
The courtly group among.
Thou minstrel Bard forbear !
I could not, would not hear,
But strike again thy tuneful harp,
Tune its bewitching string
Apollo's lyre might fing.
And sweet thy song will be-
Will then respond to thee.
And dear her pearly tears ;
When Cupid's wreath she wears.