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organ," which he accompanied by beating resumed its place, the limbs reunited, and the long drum; after him followed the the figure danced till the head fell off theatre, consisting of a square frame-work with a gasp; the limbs flew still further about ten feet high, boarded in front, apart; all was quiet; tlie head made one and painted as represented in the print, move only towards the body, fell sidecarried by a man within the frame; the ways, and the whole re-descended to a theatrical properties were in a box strap- dirge-like tune. Thus ended the second ped on the inside towards the bottom. The musician was preceded by a foreign Scene 3. This scene was delayed for looking personage--the manager. As the collector again to come round with soon as he had fixed on a station he his hat:_“You can't expect us to show deemed eligible, the trio stopped, the you all for what you've giveo. Money if theatre was on its legs in a minute, and you please; money; we want your mosome green baize furled towards the top. ney !" As soon as he had extracted the of each side, and at the back, was let down last extractable halfpenny, the curtain by the manager himself, who got within drew up, and-enter a clown without a the frame and thus concealed himself. head, who danced till his head came from The band of two instruments was set in between his shoulders to the wonder of motion by its performer, who took his sta- the children, and, almost to their alarm, tion on one side, and the carrier of the was elevated on a neck the full length theatre assuming the important office of of his body, which it thrust out ever and money collector. “Come ladies and gen- anon; after presenting greater contortions tlemen,” he said, “ we can't begin without than the buman figure could possibly reyou encourage us--some money if you present, the curtain fell the third time. please-please to remember what you are Scene 4. Another delay of the curtain going to see!" Boys came running in for another collection, « We have four from the fields, women with children got and twenty scenes," said the collecPro

good places,” windows were thrown up tor, “ and if you are not liberal we can't and well filled, the drummer beat and blew show 'em all-we must go." This exaway lustily, the audience increased every torted something more, and one person minute, a collection was made, and the at a window, who had sent three-pence green curtain at length drew up, and dis- from a house where other money had been covered a stage also lined with green 'given, now sent out a shilling, with a recloth at the top, bottom, and sides. In quest that "all” might be exhibited. The about a minute the tune altered, and the showman promised, the curtain drew up, show began.

1 and another puppet-tumbler appeared Scene 1. A jolly-looking puppet per- , with a pole which, being placed laterally formed the tricks of a tumbler and pos on the back of two baby-house chairs, he ture master with a hoop.

balanced himself on it, stood heels upwards Scene 2. The money taker called out, upon it, took the chairs up by it, balanced * This is the representation of a skele- them on each end of it, and down fell the ton." The music played solemnly, and the curtain. puppet skeleton came slowly through a Scene 5. A puppet sailor danced" a trap door in the door of the stage ; its hornpipe. under jaw chattered against the upper, it Scene 6. A puppet Indian juggler threw its arms up mournfully, till it was threw balls. fairly above ground, and then commenced Scene 7. Before the curtain 'drew up a “grave" dance. On a sudden its head the collector said, “This is the representadropped off, the limbs separated from the tion of Billy Waters, Esq.". and a puppet, trunk in a moment, and the head moved Billy Waters, appeared with a wooden about the floor, chattering, till it resumed leg, and danced to the sound of his fiddle its place together with the limbs, and in for a minute or two when the curtain an instant danced as before ; its efforts dropped, and the manager and performappeared gradually to decline, and at last ers went off with their theatre, leaving it sank into a sitting posture, and remain- the remaining seventeen scenes, if they ed still. Then it held down its skull, had them, unrepresented. On the show elevated its arms, let them fall on the was painted, “Candler's Fantoccini, paground several times dolorously; fell to tronised by the Royal Family." Our old pieces again; again, the head moved acquaintance, “ Punch," with survive all about the stage and chattered ; again it this.

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August 15.

Durandus, the great Romish'ritualist,

anxious for devotion to be maintained to The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin the virgin, observes, that though her office Mary. St. Alipius, Bp. A. D. 429. St. is not to be read on the Sundays between Arnoul, or Arnulphus, Bp. A. p. 1087. Easter and Whitsuntide, as on every other St. Mac-Cartir, or Aid, or Aed, Bp. of Sunday, yet there is not any danger to be Clogher, A. D. 506.

apprehended for intro it on the Assumption, B.V. M.

Sundays not appointed. A priest once did So stands this high festival of the Ro- actually intrude the virgin's office on one mish church in the church of England of these non-appointed Sundays, for which calendar. No reason can be imagined the bishop suspended him; • but he was for its remaining there; for the assump

soon forced to take off the suspension, in tion of the virgin is the pretended mira- consequence of the virgin appearing to culous ascent of her body into heaven. him, and scolding him for his unjust Butler calls it “ the greatest of all the

severity.” festivals the Romish church celebrates in

It is stated by Mr. Brady, that the fesber honour.” In bis account of this day, tival of the assumption of the Virgin Mary he especially enjoins her to be invoked as was first regularly instituted in 813; and, a mediator. The breviaries and offices that the assumption commemorated actuhof her worship embrace it as an opportu- ally took place, is what none within the nity for edifying the devotees with stories power of the late Inquisition would dare to to her honour ; one of these may suffice. disbelieve; and; that since its first intro

There was a monk very jolly and light duction, further, there has been a zeal disof life, who on a night went forth to do played on this holiday, which must be consihis accustomed folly; but when he passed dered truly commendable, in all those who before the altar of our lady, he saluted believe in the fact, and are amiably desirous the virgin, and then went out of the of convincing others. The pageantry used church; and as he was about to pass a

in celebrating this festival has often been river he fell in the water, and the devils the subject of remark by travellers, but took his soul. Then angels came to res

that at Messina seems for its grandeur and cue it, but the devils maintained that it ingenuity to claim the preference : Mr. was their proper prey. And anon came

Howel in his descriptive travels through the blessed virgin, and rebuked the de- Sicily, gives a very particular account of vils, and said the soul belonged to her; the magnificent manner in which this fesand they answered, that they had found tival is kept by the Sicilians under the the monk finishing his life in evil ways of the machine he describes, is also, it ap

title of Bara; which, although expressive and she replied, that which ye say is false, for I know well, that when he went pears, generally applied as a name of the into any place, he saluted me first, and feast itself. An immense machine of about that when he came out again he did the fifty feet high is constructed, designing to same, and if ye say that I do you wrong, let represent heaven; and in the midst is us have the judgment of the sovereign placed a young female personating the king thereon. Then they contended be. virgin, with an image of Jesus on her fore our Lord on this matter; and it right hand; round the virgin twelve little pleased him that the soul should return

children turn vertically, representing so again to the body, and that the monk many seraphim, and below them twelve should repent him of his sins. In the more children turn horizontally, as chewhile, the monks had missed their bro- rubim; lower down in the machine a sun ther, for he came not to matins, and they turns vertically, with a child at the exsought the sexton and went to the river, tremity of each of the four principal radii and found him there drowned ; and when of his circle, who ascend' and 'descend they had drawn the body out of the water, with his rotation, yet always in an erect they knew not what to think, and maré posture; and still lower, reaching within velled what he had done. Then suddenly about seven feet of the ground, are placed he came to life, and told them what had twelve boys, who turn horizontally withhappened to bim, and finished his life in out intermission around the principal good works.*

figure, designing thereby to exhibit the

twelve apostles, who were collected from Golden Legend

all corners of the earth, to be present at

although the poor thuifandi ime exhibition, please relo vode trods tesziegbe vontade de

the decease of the virgin, and witness her ?i!

August 16:43 miraculous assumption. This huge mãe chine is drawn about the principal streets St.

Hyacinth, As D. 1257. St. Roche, A. D. by sturdy monks, and it is regarded as a : 1327. particular favour to any family to admit this

w byrolqmi bol.12 not seem long to enjoy the honours they 1991

3096 1913 ind of receive as seraphim, cherubim, and apos- bu

9999liseeg wont tles; the constant twirling they receive in

91d lagnis is one the air making some of them fall asleep,

E89 903190w sidst many of them sick, and others more

i fedt blog to attel grievously ill.

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Ed 9d Jog lista si TOT OF YW I It is stated of a poor French woman a

bas 1990elyang century ago, when invention was not so

sodelo z quick as it is in the present generation,

bind to that finding herself really incapable, from

vod extreme poverty, of pourishing her infant, she proceeded with it near the church of Notre-Dame at Paris, during the procession in honour of the virgin, on the 15th

stri of August; and holding up her meagre. dey infant, whilst the priest was giving his solemn benediction to the populace, be- I sought him so earnestly to bless the child,that the crowd instinctively made a passage for her approach. The good priest took the infant in his arms, and,

10 whilst all eyes were fixed on his motions, in the act of complying with the parent's

USIS request, she escaped back through the


dora that the infant became appendixed

to its diw y St. Roche.bound rich, mother the church. No soubora frisa end to bas bragas

Sound as a roach." In a very rare print of the Death of the

All that Butler can affirm of him is, Virgin, by Wenceslaus of Olmutz, she is that making a pilgrimage from Montpellier drawn surrounded by her family and to Rome, during a pestilence, he devoted others; St. John places a holy candle in himself to the sick, became infected, made her right hand, St. Peter with a brush a shift to crawl into a neighbouring forest, sprinkles holy water upon her before the bore incredible pains with patience and Romish church existed, and therefore be- joy, returned to France, practised austere fore that devise was contrived ; and another apostle with an ink-horn hanging pellier.

penance and piety, and died at Monttrom his side, looks through a pair of In the “Golden Legend” he is called spectacles, to assist his sight, before spec- St. Rock; and it relates that when intacles were invented, in reading a book fected by the pestilence, and lacking which another person holds. This sub- bread in the forest, a hound belonging to ject has also been represented by Martin one Gotard daily took bread away from Schoen, Israel van Mechelen, and other his master's board, and bare it to Rock, artists.

whom Gotard thereby discovered, and visited, and administered to his necessities; wherefore the hound came no more;

and Rock was healed by revelation of an Virgin's Bower. Clematis Vitalba. angel ; and with touching and blessing he Dedicated to the Assumption, B. V. M. cured the diseased in the hospital, and

healed all the sick in the city of Placentia. + Clavis Calendaria.

Being imprisoned, and about to die, he




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prayed that he might live three days

FLORAL DIRECTORY. longer in contemplation of the Passion, Belladonna Lily.' Amaryllis Belladonwhich was granted him; and on the third day an angel came to him, saying, “O!

· Dedicated to St. Hyacinth. Rock, God sendeth me for thy soul; what thou now desirest thou shouldst ask.” Then St. Rock implored that whoever prayed

August 17. to him after death might be delivered St. Manus, A. D. 275. Sts. Liberatus, from pestilence; and then he died. And Abbot, and six monks, A. D. 483. anon an angel brought from heaven a table whereon was divinely written, in letters of gold, that it was granted—" That To the Editor of the Every-Day Book. who that calleth to Sáynte Rocke mekely, Sir, he shall not be hurte with ony hurte of I know nothing more respecting the pestylence;" and the angel laid the table subjoined narrative than that I am almost under Rock's head; and the people of the certain I copied it some years ago from city buried St. Rock solemnly, and he was that mass of trifling, the papers of old canonized by the pope gloriously. His Cole, in the British Museum. It purlife in the “Golden Legend” ends thus : ports to be an extract fron the Cambridge The feest of Saynte Rocke is alwaye journal, from whence he no doubt took it. holden on the morowe after the daye of

I am, Sir, &c. the assumpcyon of our lady, whiché life

D. is translated out of latyn into englysshe Account of the Earl of Roseberry's Son, by me, Wyllyam Caxton."

and a Clergyman's Wife, in Essex. There is an entry among the extracts lo the Cambridge Journal of October, from the churchwardens' accounts of St, Michael Spurrier-gate, York, printed by

1752, is the following Article. Mr. Nichols, thus : " 1518. Paid for writ- Extract of a Letter from Colchester, ing of Saint Royke Masse, Ol. 08. 9d." **

August 18, His festival on this day was kept like a " Perhaps you have heard that a chest wake, or general harvest-home, with was seized by the Custom-house officers, dances in the churchyard in the evening.f which was landed near this place about The phrase “sound as a roach"


a fortnight ago : they took it for smuge! have been derived from familiarity with gled goods, though the person with it the legend and attributes of this saint. produced the king of France's signature He is esteemed the patron saint of all to Mr. Williams, as a Hamburgh merafflicted with the plague, a disease of chant: but people not satisfied with the common 1 occurrence in England when account Mr. Williams gave, opened the streets were narrow, and without sewers, chest, and one of them was going to run houses were without boarded floors, and his hanger in, when the person to whom our ancestors without linen. They be- it belonged clapt his hand upon his sword, lieved that the miraculous intermission of and desired him to desist (in French) St. Roche could make them as "sound" for it was the corpse of his dear wife. as himself.

Not content with this, the officers plucked off the embalming, and found it as he

had said. The man, who appeared to be The engraving of St. Roche at the head a person of consequence, was in the utof this article is from a print published by most agonies, while they made a spectacle Marriette. He gathers up his garment to

of the lady. They sat her in the high show the pestilence on his thigh, whereat church, where any body might come and the angel is looking; the dog by his side look on her, and would not suffer him to with a loaf in his mouth is Gotard's

bury her, till he gave a further account hound.

of himself. There were other chests of There is a rare print of this saint, with

fine clothes, jewels, &c. &c. belonging to

the deceased. He acknowledged at last an angel squeezing the wound, by D. Hopfer.

that he was a person of quality, that his name was not Williams, that he was born

at Florence, and the lady was a native of t Fosbroke's Dict, of Antiq,

England, whom he married, and she desired to be buried in Essex : that he had

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brought her from Verona, in Italy, to the passion of this man. He had a very fing France, by land, there hired a vessel for coffin made for her, with six large silver Dover, discharged the vessel there, and plates over it: and at last, was very loth took another for Harwich, but was drove to part with her, to have her buried : he put hither by contrary winds. This account himself in the most solemn mourning, was not enough to satisfy the people: he and on Sunday last in a coach, attended must tell her name and condition, in the corpse to Th-, where Mr. G- met it order to clear himself of a suspicion of in solemn mourning likewise, murder. He was continually in tears,

“ The Florentine is a genteel person of and had a key of the vestry, where he sat a man, seems about twenty-five years of every day with the corpse : my brother age, and they say, a sensible map : but went to see him there, and the scene so there was never any thing like his behashocked him he could hardly bear it, he viour to his dear, dear wife, for so he said it was so like Romeo and Juliet. would call her to the last. Mr. G-at

“He was much pleased with my brother, tended him to London yesterday, and they as he talked both Latin and French, and were very civil to each other; but my to his great surprise, told him who the lord is inconsolable: he says he must fly lady was : which proving to be a person England, wbich he can never see more. he knew, he could not help uncovering I have heard this account from many the face. In short, the gentleman con- hands, and can assure you it is fact. Kitty fessed he was the earl of Roseberry's Cannom is, I believe, the first woman in son, (the name is Primrose,) and his tiile England that had two husbands attended lord Delamere, (Dalmeny,] that he was her to the grave together. You may reborn and educated in Italy, and never member her to be sure: her life would was in England till two or three years appear more romantic than a novel.” ago, when he came to London, and was in company with this lady, with whom he fell passionately in love, and prevailed on her in quit the kingdom, and marry him: Snapdragon Toadfilax. Anterrhenum Lin

aria. that having bad health, he had travelled

Dedicated to St. Manus. with her all over Europe ; and when she was dying, she asked for pen and paper, and wrote, “I am the wife of the rev.

August 18. Mr. G. -, rector of Th—, in Essex : iny maiden name was C. Cannom; and St. Helen, Empress, A. D. 328. St. Agbmy last request is to be buried at Th-' petus, A. D. 275. St. Clare of Monte

“The poor gentleman, who last married Falco, A. D. 1308. her, protests he never knew, (till this confession on her death-bed,) that she

For the Every-Day Book. was another's wife : but in compliance

AUGUST 18 To 23. with her desire, he brought her over, and should have buried her at Th— (if the “ Rare doings at Camberwell." - "AN corpse had not been stopped) without holiday at Peckham." making any stir about it.

After the I do not know Mr. Capper's authority nobleman had made this confession, they for saying in his " Topographical Dic

sent to Mr. Ga, who put himself in a tionary," that the fair, held at Camberwell ropassion, and threatened to run her last from time immemorial, is suppressed.

husband through the body; however, he Although much has been done towards

was prevailed on to be calm : it was res accomplishing this end, it does not seem s presented to him, that this gentleman had likely to prevail. It commenced for

been at great expense and trouble to ful- merly on the 9th of August, and contifil her desire; and Mr. G- consented to nued three weeks, ending on St. Gilessee him. They say the meeting was very day. Booths were erected in the churchmoving, and that they addressed each yard, for the sale of “good drinke, pies, other civilly. The stranger protested his and pedlerie trash :" but these doings affection to the lady was so strong, that were suppressed by a clause, in the stait was his earnest wish, not only to attend tute of Winchester, passed in the 13th of her to the grave, but to be shut up for Edward I., wbich enacts * que feire, ne ever with her there.

marche desoremes ne soient tenuz en “Nothing in romance ever came up to cimet pur honur de Seinte Eglise." In

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