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pensation of providence, in reward for the The words of Columbus were listened piety of the monarchs ; and the majestic to with profound emotion by the sovereigns. and venerable appearance of the disco- When he had finished, they sank on their verer, so different from the youth and knees, and raising their clasped hands to buoyancy that are generally expected from heaven, their eyes filled with tears of joy roving enterprise, seemed in harmony and gratitude, they poured forth thanks with the grandeur and dignity of his and praises to God for so great a proviachievement.
dence : all present followed their example, To receive him with suitable pomp and a deep and solemn enthusiasm pervaded distinction, the sovereigns had ordered that splendid assembly, and
prevented all their throne to be placed in public, under common acclamations of triumph. The a rich canopy of brocade of gold, in a anthem of Te deum laudamus, chanted vast and splendid saloon. Here the king by the choir of the royal chapel, with the and queen awaited his arrival, seated in melodious responses of the minstrels, rose state, with the prince Juan beside them, up from the midst in a full body of sacred and attended by the dignitaries of their harmony; bearing up, as it were, the court, and the principal nobility of Castile, feelings and thoughts of the auditors to Valentia, Catalonia, and Arragon, all im- heaven, “so that,” says the venerable patient to behold the man who had con- Las Casas, “it seemed as if in that hour ferred so incalculable a benefit upon the they communicated with celestial delights.” nation. At length Columbus entered the Such was the solemn and pious manner hall, surrounded by a brilliant crowd of in which the brilliant court of Spain cavaliers, among whom, says Las Casas, celebrated this sublime event; offering he was conspicuous for his stately and up a grateful tribute of melody and praise, commanding person, which with his coun- and giving glory to God for the discovery tenance, rendered venerable by his grey of another world. hairs, gave him the august appearance of When Columbus retired from the roya. a senator of Rome; a modest smile lighted presence, he was attended to his residence up his features, shewing that he enjoyed the by all the court, and followed by the state and glory in which he came; and shouting populace. For many days he certainly nothing could be more deeply was the object of universal curiosity, and moving to a mind inflamed by noble am- wherever he appeared, he was surrounded bition, and conscious of having greatly by an admiring multitude. While the deserved, thau these testimonials of the mind of Columbus was thus teeming with admiration and gratitude of a nation, or glorious anticipations, his pious scheme rather of a word. As Columbus ap- for the deliverance of the holy sepulchre proached, the sovereigns rose, as if re- was not forgotten. It has been shewn ceiving a person of the highest rank. that he suggested it to the Spanish soveBending his knees, he requested to kiss reigns at the time of first making his protheir hands ; but their was some hesitation positions, holding it forth as the great on the part of their majesties to permit Gbject to be effected by the profits of his this act of vassalage. Raising him in the discoveries. Flushed with the idea of the most gracious manner, they ordered him vast wealth that was now to accrue to to seat himself in their presence; a rare himself, he made a vow to furnish within honour in this proud and punctilious seven years an army, consisting of four court.
thousand horse, and fifty thousand foot, At the request of their majesties, Colum- for the rescue of the holy sepulchre, and a bus now gave an account of the most similar force within the five following striking events of his voyage, and a de- years. This vow was recorded in one of scription of the islands which he had his letters to the sovereigns, to which he discovered. He displayed the specimens refers, but which is no longer extant, nor he had brought of unknown birds, and is it certain whether it was made at the other animals; of rare plants of medi- end of his first voyage, or at a subsequent cinal and aromatic virtues; of native gold date, when the magnitude and wealthy in dust, in crude masses, or laboured into result of his discoveries became more barbaric ornaments; and, above all, the fully manifest. He often alludes to it natives of these countries, who were ob- vaguely in his writings, and he refers to it jects of intense and inexhaustible interest ; expressly in a letter to Pope Alexander since there is nothing to man so curious VI., written in 1502, in which he accounts as the varieties of his own species. All also for its non-fulfilment. It is essential these he pronounced mere harbingers of to a full comprehension of the character greater discoveries he had yet to make, and motives of Columbus, that this wild which would add realms of incalculable and visionary project should be borne in wealth to the dominions of their majesties, recollection. It will be found to have and whole nations of proselytes to the entwined itself on his mind with his entertrue faith.
prise of discovery, and that a holy crusade
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was to be the consummation of those ners, addressing indiscriminately the divine purposes, for which he considered watch one night, as soon as they were himself selected by heaven as an agent. mustered. "Oh, let's have a yarn, as It shews how much his mind was elevated we've eight hours in,” replied one of the above selfish and mercenary views. How topmen. r Bob Bowers will spin us a it was filled with those devout and heroic twist; " and away to the galley, a group schemes, which in the time of the crusades of eight or ten instantly repaired. had inflamed the thoughts and directed the
"Well, boys !
says Bowers, “ let's enterprises of the bravest warriors and see, what'll you have?-one of the Lee most illustrious princes.
Virginneys, or the saucy Gee's ? *-
Well, you see, when I sarved in the
Go-along Gee—Captain D*** (he as JERUSALEM DELIVERED. was killed at Trafflygar aboard the Mars,
seventy-four-aye, and as fine a fellow as
ever shipped a swab, t er fell on a deck. Represents the seizure and arrest of —There warn't a better man aboard from Argillan, who has spread disaffection stem to starn. He knew a seaman's duty, among the troops, and thrown the odium and more he never ax’d; and not like of the supposed assassination of Rinaldo, half your capering skippers,
what expect upon Godfrey, Duke of Jerusalem, the unpossibilities. It went against his grain leader of the forces congregated in Palestine. to seize a graling-up, and he never flog
ged a man he didn't wince as if he felt What strange tumultuous clamours fill my the lash himself!-and as for starting, Who dares disturb the peaceful camp with blow me if he didn't break the boatswain fears?
by a court-inartial for rope's-ending Tom Thus am I grac'd? Is thus your leader known, Cox, the captain o' the fere-top in PlyAfter such various toils and labours shewn?
mouth-Sound.And yet he was'nt a man Is there who now with treason blots my name ? Or shall suspiclon sully Godfrey's fame?
what courted, as they call it, cocularity; Ye hope, perchance, to see me humbly bend, for once desarve it, you were sure to buy And with base prayers your servile doom at- it; but do your duty like a man, and,
tend : Shall then that earth, which witness'd my
d-nit, he'd sink or swim with you !
“He never could abide to hear a man Behold such insults on my glory thrown? abused :— let's see, was't to the first or This sceptre be my guard, fair Truth my second leeftenant he says-no, 'twas the
shield, And all my deeds in council and in field !
second--and blow me, too, if I doesn't But Justice shall her ear to mercy lend,
think 'twas the third-it was the third, Nor on th' offender's head the stroke descend
kase I remember, now, he'd never a civil Lo! for your merits I your crime forgive,
word for no one. Well, howsomever, And hid you for your lov'd Rinaldo live. Let Argillan alone the victim fall,
you see, says the skipper, močking the And with his blood atone th' offence of all, leeftenant, in a sneering manner, one Who, urg'd by light suspicion rais'd th'alarms, 'morn, who'd just sung-out, 'You sir! you And fir'd your erring bands with rebel arms. While thus he spoke, his looks with glory know, to one o' the topmen,-- You sir, .beam'd,
I mean,' says the skipper, looking straight And from his eye the flashing lightning stream’d; in the leeftenant's face,-pray, sir, Ev'n Argillian himself, surpris'd and quell’d,
says he, how do you like to be you With awe the terrors of his face beheld. The vulgar throng, so late by madness led.
sir'd yourself?" Who pour' their threats and curses on his Well, the leeftenant shams deafness,
head; Who grasp?d, as rage supply'd, with ready hand you know; but I'm blowed but he hard The sword, the javelin, or the flaming brand ;
every word on't-for never a dolphin aSoon as they heard
his voice, with fears were dying tarned more colours nor he did at struck,
the time! But, avast there, a bit-I'm Nor longer durst sustain their sovereign's look, çawing about in my course. HowsomBut tamely, while their arms begirt him round; Saw Argillan in sudden fetters bound.+
ever you know, 'tis but due to the dead, Book VIII, and no more nor his memory desarves,
so here's try again-small "helm bom
steady-ey-a. Well, you know, the A VOICE FROM THE DEEP,
Go-along-Gee was one o' your flash
Irish cruisers—the first o' your fir-built A GALLEY STORY.
frigates and a hell of a clipper she was! “ What say you, boys, a caulk or a like a witch—but somehow o'nother,
Give her a foot o' the sheet, and she'd go quarter-gun
she'd bag on a bowline to leeward. Well,
says one of the
+ See the Embellishment, illustrative of the above, page 177.
* Gees the sailor's name'for a favorite ship + Eyawinette
there was a crack set o' ships at the time moon as bright as her eye-shoals of ber on the station. Let's see, there was the neties playing under the bows;, what Le Revolushoneer (the flyer, you know) should I hear but a voice as was hailing -then there was the fighting Feeby--the the ship! Well, I never says nothing till dashing Dry'd, and one or two more o' I looks well around (for you see I'd the your flash-uns; but the Gee took the starboard cat-head at the time) ; so I waits shine on 'em all in reefing and furling. till I hears it again—when sky larking
“Well, there was always a cruiser or Dick, who'd the larboard look-out, sneaks two from the station, as went with over and says, “Bob, I say Bob-bo, did the West-Ingee convoy, as far as Madery you never hear nothing just now ?? Well, or so——(to protect 'ein, you know, from he scarcely axes the question, when we the French privateers, and to bring back a hears hailing again—' Aboard the Ġ-e, pipe of the stuff for the admiral :-aye, ahoy—a-.'. Well, there was nothing, and I take it the old boy must have bous- you know, in sight within hail (for the ed-up his jib-stay pretty often, for many's starnmost ships of the convoy were more the pipe we shipped in the Gee for him. nor two miles a-head)—so I'm d-d if
“Howsomever, you see, we was order Dick and myself wasn't puzzled a bit, for ed to sail with one of these thund'ring con- we warn't just then in old Badgerbag'st voys, the largest as ever was gothered track. Weil, we looks broad on the bows, together in cove-nigh-hand a hundred and and under the bows, and over the bows, eighty or ninety sail. Let's see, there was and every where round we could look, when the Polly-infamous, I sixty-four, was our the voice now, nearing us fast, and hailing commodore you know ; and 'sides we in again, we sees something as white as a sheet the Gee, there was a ship Cravatte,| and on the water ! Well, I looks at Dick, and an eighteen-gun-brig. Well, we sail. Dick looks at me-neither of us never ed with the convoy from cove on St. Pat- saying nothing, you know, at the timerick's day, with a stagg’ring breeze at when looking again, by the light the east-north-east. We was stationed astarn moon, 'I'm d-d,' says I, if it is'nt the to jog-up the dull-uns, and to touch 'em corporal's ghost !'-'ľm'dd if it is’nt,' up in the bunt' with the buntin.
says Dick, and aft he flies to make the reWell, a'ter we runs out of one o' port. Well, I felt summut or so queerish your reg'lar easterly gales, what has more a bit (though. I says nothing to no one, lives nor a cat, and going for ever like a you know), for 'twas only a fortnight afore blacksmith's bellows, til lit blows itself the corporal and I had a bit of a breeze out, we meets with the tail of a westerly 'bout taking my pot off the fire. Well, hurricane (one o' your sneezers, you says the voice, ? Will you heave us a know). Four or five of our headmost and rope ? I don't want a boat !' was the
cry: leewardmost ships, what tasted the thick on D-nit, ghost or no ghost,' says I, ' I'll it first, was taken aback , two was dis- give you a rope, if it's even to hang you;' masted clean by the board: but the Go- so flying, you see, to the chains, I takes along Gee was as snug as a duck in a up a coil in my fist, and heaves it handditch, never straining as much as a rope- somely into his hands. Well, I was as yarn aloft, and as tight as a bottle mum as a monk, till he fixes himself in below.
the bight of a bowling-knot; when look“ Well, howsomever, we weathers out ing down on his phiz, says I, just quietly like a Mudian, though we lost to be sure the over my breath, * Is that Corporal Crag ?' corporal of marines overboard, as was con- says I.- Corporal Hell!' says he, 'why sulting his ease in the lee-mizen-chains. don't you haul up ?? — Well, I sings ou Well, a’ter the wind and sea gets down, for some-un to lend us a fist (for Dick the commodore closes the convoy, and was afeard to come forward again-and sends shipwrights aboard of such ships as I'm blow'd but the leeftenant himself was needed 'em most. Well, at last we gets as shy as the rest o' the watch). So I into your regular trades, with wind just sings out again for assistance, for there was enough for a gentleman's yacht, or to the unfortunate fellow towing alongside like ruffle the frill of a lady's flounce: and on a hide what was soft'ning in soak.
- Will one o' those nights as the convoy, you no one lend us a hand ?' says I,' or shall I know, was cracking-on every thing low- turn the jolly adrift, and be dd to you ;' and-aloft
, looking just like a forest afloat Well, this puts two o' the topmen you see -We keeping our station astarn on 'em all on their pluck, for both on 'em claps on --top-sails low'r'd on the cap-the sea as the rope, and rouses clean into the chains smooth as Poll Patterson's tongue, and the
+ A name given by Jack to Neptune, when playing tricks on travellers upon first crossing the line.
---Now what do you think ?”. " Why Now rumour, ne'er a sluggard, stalks her the corporal's ghost, to be sure,” says one
rouads : of the group." No, nor the sign of a
The hideous tale, the listening ear astounds ;
With frantic strides, the mother hither hies ghost-nor a ghost's mate's minister's mate To claim the quiet corse, a bloody prize . -nor nothing that looked like a lubberly The new made widow braves the tottering walls lobster, dead or alive; but as fine a young Eager, she seeks the sight, her eye appals. fellow as ever I seed in my days. For, Th' expiring groan blends with the lively you see, the whole on it is this :-'twas
tear, no more nor a chap of an apprentice, Aud ushers in full many an hour of care. whose master had started him that morn; and rather nor stand it again, he takes to
But oh ! blest charity, sweet advocate for those
Who silent shed the tear of bitter woes, his fins, and swims like a fish to the Geem Nor ask that aid, unask'd thy friendly hand mind! the starnmost ship of the convoy! Shall proffer, when, around, thy powerful though his own was one of the headmost, Shall wield its influence in pity's mild domains aye and running the risk not to fetch us you And draw, from feeling hearts, sweet comfort's know, nor another chance to look to for his
strains: life. And why ?—why ? bekase the ship With sorrow's joy, I view thy heavenly way: had a name--aye, sure! she was the
I list with pleasure's pain, th’invoking lay ;,
High heaven's reward, to those, half gained, Gee!!!"--Naval Sketch Book.
The silent hand, where grief's dull victims
droop. LINES SUGGESTED ON THE FALLING And should the hapless structure, e'er again IN OF THE BRUNSWICK THEATRE.
Rear, from its bloodstained bed of death and
pain, “ Oh for that warning voice," again sing I, Its doomed head, and greet again the skies, " The friendly whisperer of danger nigh ; Ere misplaced laughter's joyous strains arise, To rescue from the jaws of gaping death, Oh let the hymn of prayer, to heaven's high The hapless wretch, the scathful dome beneath,
throne Could but that awful pause, precedent to the Ascend in solemn chant, religious moan; din
For those whom charity can nought avail, or dire dismay that gulphs the victims in, Whò, prone in death, nor hear, nor heed her Could but that pause's dire effect be known,
wail : Could expectation greet the crashing groan, Engulphed in sin, denied a dying prayer, But blind futurity, a stranger, still defies The voice of penitence, nor whisper'd hope The curious glance, that through her vista
nor fear : pries.
They've gone from this dark stage of varying
strife, Observe the busy scene, the reckless crowd, They've gone to death's long waking dream The caterers of pleasure, youth, endowed
from life ; With age, now apes the "slipper'd panta
They've gone! then prompt to mercy's genial
throne, Leaps to the grave in mockery's guise, where For them the prayer, who wait in realms unsoon,
known, By fate ordained, he'll gain an earnest tomb. Till in their ears the awful summons dins, Mark, where Melpomene bedecks the face, In that mysterious hour, when dark begins The studied eye-ball's glare, the form, the
The Grand Rehearsal of their worldly sins."
W. MORLEY. grace, The mimic'd majesty of kings, the practised
groan, The trial fight, the merry sufferer's moan,
THE WARRIOR KNIGHT, What heedless mortal there, but darts
His country cali'd him to the field A hope to the applause, bis antic parts.
In broad cuirass and polished shield;
His helmet on his brow reclin'd, Shall certain gain, bis talent chuse but draw : And his raven plume engaged the wind . Poor thoughtless actor, thou wilt rant no more : Gone to the battle, bold in warNo more the peeping tear will glaze the eye Fear is the maiden's clouded star. Of those who hear thy counterfeited sigh : For thee, and only thee, the tear shall flow,
Will he not conquer in the strife? From no imaginary cause, or mimic'd woe:
Will he not win, or yield his life? A sigh by thee unheard in pity's breast shall
He comes, he comes,-his triumphs brlog glow.
Joy to her bosom, and his King:
joy, where late his brand Pithy Remarks and Marims, collected Was busied with old Times progressive hand:
from various Soui ces. Methinks I hear, amid that pealing shriek, The hoarse laugh quivering from his blighted
COMMON SENSE. cheek :
FINE sense and common sense are not Jeering at dilatory Time's defeated mien,
half so valuable as common sense; there He wings his passage to his black demesen,
are forty men of wit, for one man of sense, LINES ADDRESSED TO A HANDSOME and he that will carry nothing about him
COQUETTE. but gold, will be every day at a loss for
(For the Olio.) want of readier change.
Lady! thou’rt fair as summer's loveliest eve,
And beauty sits enticing on thy brow! Give a man a superiority far more
Yet dare I not one sigh of love to heave, agreeable than that which proceeds from Cruel and careless are the hopes contain'd
Or fonder thoughts within my breast allow; riches, birth, or employments, which are Within thy bosom, white and cold as snow; all external. Talents constitute our very My soul indignant has thy bonds disdain'd,
Because thy youthful heart no feelings true
doth know. DEPORTMENT. COMMON Swearing argues in a man a Thine eye is bright and, like a syren's, darts perpetual distrust of his own reputation ; Beams full of pleasure on the raptured gaze, and is an acknowledgment, that he thinks But shipwreck waits the poor deluded hearts his bare word not to be worthy of credit.
Who steer too closely to its potent blaze That eye, which glances fondly to seduce,
Would sparkle.proudly at the lover's praise, CONVERSATION.
But, wand'ring falsely, would as sure produce Metals are known by their weight, Embittered poison rank, to wither all his and men by their talk. Material gravity
days. makes gold precious, and morality ren
Lady I thy smile speaks love, but well I know ders the man so.
Thou wisbest only slaves to watch thy look ;
On me it turns, I from the tempter go,
For such a hopeless state I could not brook : There is something truly disgusting in 'Tis fascinating, and would well adorn
The lips of Cupid when he twangs his bow; this powerful propensity of the human But, carv'd by vanity, 'uwould close in scorn mind. In all other passions there is some To hear love's beartfelt theme from love's true pleasure to be pleaded for their indulgence
feelings flow. but this is composed solely of anxiety, Farewell ! may better hopes be found in time chagrin, and apprehensions. Lord Bacon,
To swell thy bosom with affection's thought, in speaking of misers, wittily, observes, May love himself be found to guide thy smile. that gold is a good servant, but a bad Thine eye to speak the heart, in truth, be master.
Which leads to bappiness.
R. JARMAN. What is often termed shyness, is nothing more than refined sense, and an indifference to common observations.
CHINESE MANNERS AND
(Extract of a Letter from Canton.] from fear.
“ DEAR D.-The whole horizon was Like writing, should never appear the ef- studded with moving specks, and the sea, fect of too much study and application. as far as the eye could reach, was abso
lutely swarming with countless vessels. RICHES
A freshening breeze soon brought us withAre the gift of heaven, and often the re- in sight of the Grand Lama, and in a short ward of virtuous actions; but not to be time, we were moving rapidly between the esteemed our only happiness in having or islands. Their bold, bare, rocky appearmisery in wanting them.
ance formed an agreeable contrast to the
rich yet tame and unvarying scenery of ANGER.
the islands we had last seen in the Straits WHEN men are moved to anger, they of Sunda. To me, who for the first time ought to sound a retreat to their exasper. beheld the shores of a country of which I ated spirits, lest, being too much heated, had heard so much, and knew so little, violence should usurp the seat of prudence, they formed an object of peculiar interest ; and a minutes fury draw after it a subject they recalled to my mind the hills of my of long repentance.
native country, and their very barrenness was more agreeable than the eternal same
ness of the rich green wooded scenery of RECIPROCALLY contribute to the making the Straits. I leaned out of the cabin. a great man, and renders him immortal, port to watch the motions of some Chinese because they themselves are so.
boats which were approaching the ship,
KNOWLEDGE AND VALOUR.