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dangered, by the French having an cause, and weep over his woes; and organised force in that country. let us hope, that Government may Now, after all the speculation of our not be entirely so blind to, or careless wile journalists, why has not even one of, the true state of the mass of the of them throwo out a hint, that the Irish people, as not to apply a radical Rochefort squadron with officers and cure, to the radical evil which protroops on board, was to have gone to duces these outrages. the East Indies. " Beware thou vi. gorous and vigilant Mr. G. Canning, Jest thou may not have not let such a force as the R. S. lip through your hands. Think well what mischief it may not effect, if that country be its We intended to make some re: destination, and think also, what ref- marks on the statements of Dr. Duigponsibility you may thereby incur." - nan in the house of commons, relative But it would seem that Mr. Cobbett, to the production he asserted to be unthe oracle of the present ministry, ex: dertaken and supported by an assopects the destruction of our power in ciation of 110 Prielts, for the purpose the East ; for he is already by antio of misrepresenting the conduct of cipation, consoling us for the lofs England towards Ireland. As we that the nation might feel from the an. shall leave our merit to the candid nihilation of its commerce.

judgment of the Irish public, we will The tranquility of Ireland was ne. pass by the Dr. with somethihg like ver more visible, than at the present contempt, for the absurdity and fallity period. A few Solitary deeds of mur. of his affertions. Not one Roman der and rapine continue to be com. Cetholic clergyman in the city of mited in the south ; but if we consi. Dublin has ever contributed a parader the provocation that these unfor- graph to the Irish Magazine, and as tunate ereatures receive from the to misrepresenting historical facts, such grinding system of rhe landlords, misrepresentation would flatter the from the general and oppre live pover. English, 'tis only the truth that can ty, that every where affects the pea. give them uneasiness. fant. If we consider him turned out of his wretched hovel and his few

acres, by fome wealthy brute, who i takes the farm over his head ; if we

see him agitated by the fears of ap. : proaching want, and the cries of To Mr. Parnell, who seems to naked, tarving children ; if we add have inherited the patriotism of an to this the natural impétuofity of the Irishman, we have to return our Irish character, will we be surprised thanks. To bim we are indebted for that his pasions will risc superior to a defence of the Irish press against the reason, and that he will be driven to attacks of the bigotted, against luci revenge. Let us not throw the whole men as those, we have the hardihood blame on this miserable victim of po- to declare in the face of an indignant verty and passion-Let us 'rather, people, what Tom Paine's Rights of with the enlightened and feeling Ba- Man, is a class-book, in the schools of ron Smith, attribute it to another the Catholics.

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hood. On a sudden the mind of Ca. An Interesting Story. thal became over-cast with black

clouds of melancholy, his wonted The incidents which happen to cheerfulness forsook him, he was rehuman life, are so various, and in a served and silent;. his most intimate Sumber of cases so extraordinary, ei acquaintance and nearest relatives ther in the prevention of evils intend. could not discover the cause of his ed or in the puoishment of those al. anxiety, even the endearments and ready committed, that the most ob- caresses of an amiable wife were inef. dorate sceptic, or confirmed atheift, fectual. Time seemed to increase will find it difficult to attribute them rather than abate the malady, when to the ordinary occurrences of things, towards the dulk of the evening, on a without having recourse to the direc- summer's day, seeming under great tion and interposition of Divine Pro. perturbation of mind, he walked into vidence.

his fields near the sea coast, but was On the colonization of America not heard of more. From the state from the British islands, during the of his mind for some time, it was close of the preceding aod commence. imagined he had put an end to his exo meat of the last century, a number of istence, either by water or the bule persons made a profeshon of not only let, but though every search was itealing children and young persons, made, no information could be rein order to sell them to the planters, ceived. Even inquiries were made but even those more advanced in years, in America, from a presumption thać if dwelling on the sea coast, were not he might be kidnapped to that contin fecure, whatever might be their fex nent or the West Indies, but all in or condition ; and numbers were thus yain. Days, months, and years thus for ever loft to their country, fami- pafled on, but no account could be lies and friends in both islands, obtained. Whence after a period

In the South of Ireland, near the of lifteen years anxious suspence, the fea-coalt dwelt Cathal, who occu- heir at law took poffeffion of his pros pied not only extensive farms, and a perty, reserving thereout a legal and considerable personal property, but proper dower for the reputed widow, was in his manners amiable, and dif- who, fome few months after this setposition correct and honourable. tlement, entered a second time into

About the age of twenty-three he the bonds of wedlock, with a gentleentered into the marriage Hate with a man of confderable landed property, young lady of an amiable temper, im- and from whom she obtained a genproved miod, and genteel fortune.- teel and ample jointure. For two years they lived the happiest Cathal however was not dead, but of couples, respected and honoured by he had conceived a mortal and deepetery person who had the pleasure of 2


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rooted jealousy against his wife, tho' tance and remorse had now succeeded no person whatever could behave his former frenzy, and he saw the inwith greater propriety and decorum; justice and wickedness of his former and on the evening of his departure, ill-grounded suspicions : but alas ! it had formed the diabolical idea of was now too late, there was no promurdering the most amiable of her bability remaining, or even a most sex. Whilst these gloomy and hor- distant prospect of his ever seeing his rid thoughts occupied his distracted injured wife, home, or country, agaio. mind. he was suddenly surrounded A calm and pious refignation to his by four men in the habit of seamen wretched fate, and a diligence in the who conducted him to a ship lying off duties of his business, were the only the coast, which immediately set sail confolations now left him He had as it as supposed for America. always been fond of gardening, by

For some time they had a prospe which means he had acquiredi a conrous voyage ; but at length a terrible fderable knowledge in that rural art. florm arose, which, with adverse This, with the propriety of his conwinds, drove them entirely out of duct, after some years, advanced their course, on the coast of Africa, him to the rank of principal gardener in a very crippled condition ; the and director of the plantations belongfails were almost rent in pieces, and ing to the royal palace. In this state, yards broken ; so that it was impoffi- the case which he took of the founble to proceed without repairs. It tains, arbours, and shady groves, prowas therefore determined to make for cured the attention of, and numerous the Madeiras, and they were already valuable presents from, the ladies of in light of these islands, when hey the seraglio. One, in particular, wbo were attacked by a Sallee Rover, ta- was by birth an European, used her: ken and carried into that port. From utmost endeavours to soften the ri. whence Cathal and his companions gours of his fervitude. By ber inte were marched into the interior parts rest he was made principal builder or of the country, throagh barren rocks architect of the palace, an employ. and sandy deserts, almost naked, and ment not only honourable but lucraexposed during the day to a schorch. tive ; so that after a period of thirty ing sun, and during the night to no years, he found himself possessed of a less pernicious dews. Fifteen days property, not only sufficient to pure of a laborious and painful journey chase his freedom, but to render him brought them to the city of Morocco, independent and comfortable during where, in the public market they the remainder of his life : he there were sold for slaves, and sent into va. fore began to entertain serious rious parts of the country. Cathal's thoughts of returning to his native lot was to work in the gardens of the country. Having procured his liber emperor, in which his labour was ty, and by means of the English Congreat, and maintenanc indifferent. ful at Algiers, obtained permison 1 he constant drawing of water for of the Emperor to quit his service, the several and numerous plants in he embarked from the last mentioned that dry and sultry climate during the port, and after a prosperous voyage night, with digging and other occu- of five weeks, arrived safe at Cork.pations in the day, cearly exhausted Thoogh now in his native country, his strength. But his corporeal fuf: and near the place of his birth, he ferings, however great, were by no found himfelf a perfect stranger An means equal to his mental; repen.


absence of thirty years, and the ly punished in thirty years exile, llaburning fun of Africa, had so much very, and the remorse of a repentant altered both his complexion and fea: and guilty conscience. The object tores ebat it was impossible for those also of his intended crinie, was per. of his most intimate acquaintance to mitted to become the property of ano. recollect him ; and the interest of his ther person, which he was so anxi. relations, especially those who were ous to prevent or punish. Yet they in pulfeffion of his property, prevented were at length re-united, passed the them from acknowledging a person, remainder of their lives more bappily, who would on that account deprive and enjoyed a greater iocome than them of a great part of their income. most probably they ever would have A law-suit was in consequence conj. done, if those incideots had never menced, but not being able to iden- come to pass. tify bis person, he lost his cause. Chagrised at the disappointment, he broke off all coonexion with his family, cbanged his name, and with the MARQUIS D'ARGENS. property which he had brought from abroad, retired to Dublin, where he Experience obtains many proofs remained several years.

that philofophy is but of little avail Duriag his residence in that city, against temperament; and the followhe became acquainted with a vidow iog anecdote ofthe Marquis d'Argens, lady, somewhat turned of fifig, of an a French philosopher, of the school amiable dispolition and large dower; of Voltaire, and Chamberlain of Fre. be paid his addresses to her, and after derick the Great, King of Prullia, some time they were married. But furnilhes one which is not the least what was their mutual astonishment, striking :when, from relatiog the past transac- “ He laboured under an invete. zions of their lives, it was discovered rate hypochondria ; and nothing was that the lady with whom Cathal had so easy as to induce him to believe he agaio entered into matrimony, was was ill. If he was told that he look. his former wife. Her second huf- ed pale, this was sufficient to make baod had died some years before the him fhut himself up, and take to his return of her firrt from Davery. By bed. He seldom went out but to viher entreaties another law fuit was fit the King; and when he was in commenced, and she being able to his chamber, he was always wrapped identify his perfon, they recovered up in two or three morning gowns ; all their property, and lived the re. while two caps, one of cotton and mainder of their lives in perfect union another of Aannel, protected his and happiness..

head. A few clouds, a light mile Here we may observe the wisdom a little rain, a cold wind, either of aod juftice of Providence. If Cathal these was enough to affect his spirits, had not been taken off by the sailors, to discompose his mind, and to make he would have murdered an innocent him decline the King's invitation and amiable person, and himself fuf- He would for some fuch light cause fered an ignominious death from the shut himself up. ollended laws of his country. Even

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“ Happening to hear a memoir of am poisoned .' He then poured Cothenius, read at the academy, on out a voley of reproaches against his the danger of using copper utensils wife, and threatened to dismis all his in cookery, he became ever after servants, for having uted copper utenwards hauntid by the apprehensions fil in the kitchen, 'contrary to his orof being poisoned, was constantly ders. He was appeared with ciffifpeaking of it at his meals, and made culty; but recolle curg the state in his wife folemnly promise to banish which he was, and ihe risk he ran all copper from his kitchen. This la- from exposing himself to the cold dy was a very discreet woman, but night air, he was thrown into thre living in a state of great retiremeni, greatest alarm, and permitted himlelf in order a little to eheer is the ex- having bein f:it wirpped up, to be preilid a win to give a ball at the gently carried back to his cbam, house of the king's head gardener, ber." ard the Marquis cuorenied. Fearful, however, that he would by his apprehensions and fingularities cife turb the festivity, his family kinted to CHANCELLOR D'AUGUESSAU. him, when the appointed night come, that the air was cold, and the hesa Henry Frs. D’Auguftu, one o' the vens lowering; well knowing that greatest and wouliet Majittraies this information would suffice to make France ever produced, was die son him feel indisposed, and betake binic of M. d'Augueslau, Counsellor of self to his bead, and they were not Stale, was born at Limoges, 1605. disappointed. They then let out for When young he acquired great prothe gardener's house, supposing what fciency in the learned languages the Marquis would be foon alleep. was á paliionate admirer of the He did in fact fall asleep; but dreain- Greek poets, and improved his talte ing of poison and copper, he awoke, in polite literature by the conserfaliand calling for his valer, but receive on of Racine and Boileau, who hoing no answer, he concluded that the noured him with their friendship. premises were clear, and that now His progress in the study of the law, was his time to examine whether though not suited to his genius, was his ordeis bad been followed in re- rapid, and his previous education gard to the kitchen. He therefore enabled him to join the graces of orariles, puts on his robe de chao:bre, tory to a profound knowledge of his lights his faper, and marches directly profesion. to the kitchen; where the first object I n 1659, he made his fill aprearwhici, meets hiseye is a copperkte wpan ance as king's advocate, and in the and feis out just as he was for ihe ball following year was appointed to the room. He had to cross the whole newly institued (hice of advocaie gebreadth of the royal garden, which neral to the parliament, in which be was very wide ; but he runs, and acquired himiell with the highest foon reaches the joyous scene, opens applause.. At the recoinmei:dation the door, presenting biofelf in his of the president, Harley, he was pri morning vcfinent, with his naked feet moted to the office of attorney gere(ior be had lost his flippers in the ral, at the age of thirty two years, journey), having two or three night and in the discharge of it he "hewed caps on his head, the lappets of his bimself upon ail occalions the friend Shirt being the sport of the wind, and of civil liberty, particularly in his the stew-pan in his band, with the support of the Janenills, and his (premains of the ragout, exclaiming 1 position to the bill Unigendus, with

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