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removed to No. 19, St. Andrew's-square, per he retired to rest, accompanied by where Henry Brougham, who has since the person with whom he was to share risen by the pure force of genius to a his bed, but still wishing to sleep distinction equally honourable to him alone, he thought of the following exself and the country wbich gave him pedient to attain his object. Taking birth, first saw the light.
off his coat, he commenced scratching
his arms and neck most violently, exnecdotiana.
claiming at the same time, “Oh! this
itch !--this itch !-this itch!" I need The late DUKE OF YORK AND THE scarcely add that he had very soon SOLDIER's Goose.—The day after the the satisfaction to see his companion battle of Alkmaer, his Royal Highness walk off.
E.B.S--S. the late Duke of York, who had taken Good GENERALSHIP. Frederick no sleep the preceding night, sat down the Great was wont to say, "No war upon the rising bank of a windmill to was ever carried on without spies, and rest himself. He soon saw a soldier no administration without corruption," with a piece of provision in his hand, and he certainly evinced his faith in the smell of which had reached him this doctrine by the measures he purThe Duke bid one of his attendants to sued. His favourite, General Swieten, see what the soldier had. The latter who used to take considerable liberties came, and it was a goose, about three on the strength of his favouritsm, was parts plucked, and roasted at a camp bold enough to observe to the king one fire. The Duke asked him if he could day, when the troops were in want of spare a bit? The man immediately necessaries, and complaining that his proceeded to make apologies about the Majesty spent more money in spies, bad dressing. The Duke replied than he did in bread and clothing for “Prithee, ny good fellow, don't make his army. “ You are a fool," answercompliments to an hungry stomach,” ed the king, "a downright fool. One and he began eating eagerly, with a piece of information of the worth of biscuit for his plate; some of the other 500 rix-dollars, has saved me a milcommanders ate a bit also. The pri- lion of money and 10,000 men. Don't vate ran back for some drink, and talk to me of bread and clothing !-talk brought a firkin of Hollands. After the to me of advancing without bloodshed, relish was finished, the Duke look a and of saving my men.
Their wants pull out of the firkin's mouth; the other will be easily supplied when I know officers also drank. “I hope, comrade, where the enemy's magazines are. I have not spoiled your dinner?" How did I take possession of Saxony?
No, your Honour, my five comrades Not with my army, but with a gold cain the mess are now eating another hinet key. goose.” “Then,” said the Duke, “take a louis for yourself, and five others for your comrades."
Why are a gentleman's trousers like A Fare SUPPORT.-An elderly far- witty Anne ?-Because they are Nan mer's wife, reading aloud the Scrip- Keen, tures to her litile household, as was Why is a hen sitting like a Comher wont, came to this passage, “bread mittee of the House of Commons ? is the staff of life," on which the house. Because she reports progress and sits maid remarked, that pudding was a again. good crutch.
Why is the hour between ten and KILLING THE DEVIL. A Quaker twelve at long odds ?-Because it is ten took a protestant friend to the meeting to one. house to which he belonged ; after the : Why is William the ostler like an service was over, it had been a silent ignis fatuus ?-Because he is a meeting) he inquired of his friend, who o' the Wisp.' had been rather ennuye, his opinion Why is a glow-worm like a chamber of their meeting, “Why,” replied the lamp ? - Because it is a night light. other, “I think it's enough to kill the Why is a widow like a gardener ?devil.” _“ The very thing we wanted,” Because she tries to get rid of her was the quick reply. E.B.S-S. weeds.
The WAY TO BE ALONE. -A far Why is Wade the grocer, who paid mer, having to sleep in a country town, five shillings in the pound, like a at which a fair was to be held on the part of Scripture ?-Because he was following day, endeavoured in vain to is weigh'd in the balance, and found procure a bed to himself. After sup- wanting.”
A NEW BATCH.
For the Olio.
Biary and Chronology.
Sunday, Jan. 1.
Tuesday, Jan. 3. FIRST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS.
St. Genevieve, Patroness of Paris, A.D. 422.
New Moon, 12m after 3 Norn.
Jan. 3, 1322.-Death of Philip V., called the NEW YEARS' DAY-The Germans called this
Long, of France, whose accession to the throne, in moath Jenner,--the French, in their revolutionary
opposition to the pretensions of Jeanne, the daugh
ter of Louis X., confirmed the right of succession calendar, Nivose. A popular writer has charac- according to the Salique law.
It was this mo. terised January in the subjoined strain :
narch who, on being urged by his courtiers to puStern Winter's icy breath, intensely keen, nish a refractory baron, said, -" It is pleasing to Now chills the blood, and withers every green: have vengeance in our power, and not to take it !" Bright shines the azure sky, serenely fair,
Wednesday, Jan. 4. Or driving snows secure the turbid air.
St. Titus, Disciple of St. Paul. The beautiful constellation, Orion, recognised Sun rises 3m after 8-Sets 57 m after 3. immediately by the three stars of his girdle, makes The hazel is frequently found in blossom on this a conspicuous figure in the heavens on clear even day; the pendent greenish blossoms hanging all ings during this month.
the early Spring from its naked boughs. In the An Essay on New Year's Gifts, published as dedication of plants to different saints, a relic of early as 1692, states that the Romans were great
ancient British piety, this shrub is styled the Bush observers of the practice of presenting presents
of St. Titus. to-day; and the historian Tacitus makes mention
Thursday, Jan. 5. of an order of Tiberius, forbidding the giving or
Eve of the Epiphany. demanding of New Year's Gifts, unless it were on High IVater 92m after 3 Morn-39m after 3 Aftern the Calends of January, at which time as well the lu Flerefordshire, on the Eve of the Epiphany, Senators, as the Knights and other great men, the Farmers collect together, and go into the brought gifts to the Emperor, and, in his absence, wheatfields, and there light tweive small fires and to the Capitol.
one large one. The attendants, headed by the Until the adoption of the New Style in 1752, master of the family, pledge the company in old the legal year in England commenced on the 25th cyder, which circulates freely on these occasions. of March, Before that period, the two concurring A circle is formed round the large fire, when a dates up to the 25th of March were often expressed general shout and hallooing takes place, which in the form of a fraction iv the unit's place of the you hear answered from all the adjacent villages number of the year. An instance of this may be and fields. Sometimes fifty or sixty of these fires seen in the first number of the Spectator, which may be all seen at once. bears the date of March 1, 1710-11.
This being finished, the company return home, A modern moralist declares, that the new year
where the good housewife and her maids are preis an excellent period for reforming by degrees paring a good supper. A large cake is always our besetting sins, and recommends
provided, with a hole in the middle. After sup“The Drunkard to begin with the denial of one per the company all attend the bailiff (or head of glass a day, and to place the money it would have the oxen,) to the Wain-house, where the following cost in a poor's box, or a purse for his child, at the particulars are observed :--The master, at the year's end, when he will gaze upon it with de
head of his friends, fills the cup, generally of light, and lop off another glass the next year with
strong ale, and stands opposite the first or finest renewed firmness,
of the oxen, addressing each by his name. This " The Spendthrifi to lay by half-a-crown, a shil. being finished, the large cake is produced, and, Jing, nay, a sixpence a week, and when he sees with much ceremony, put on the horn of the finest the aggregate at the year's close, it is twenty to ox, through the hole above mentioned. The ox is one but he will double his savings the next year.
then tickled, to make him toss his head. If he “The Miser to select an object of charity, and throw the cake behind, then it is the mistress's allow him or her a shilling a week, when the perquisite; if before, in what is termed the boosy, chances are, that the delight his heart will feel the bailiff himself claims the prize. The compathe last day of the year, will induce him to in ny then return to the house, the doors of which crease his benevolence two-fold.
they find locked; nor will they be opened, till “ The Sweater to employ some one to keep an
some joyous songs are sung, On their gaining account of one day's oaths, and to look at the list admittance, a scene of mirth and jollity ensues, every night before he retires to rest.
and which lasts the greatest part of the night. > " The Practical Unbeliever, who never enters a
Friday, Jan. 6. church, because those that do ' are no better than
Epiphany, or Twelfth Day. their neighbours,' to try it once a month, just to Sun rises 2m after 8-seis 58m after 3. kill an hour, and it is not improbable the habit Jan. 6, 1718.-The famous Law appointed Comp. will grow on him, and he may rely on it, he will troller General of the French Finances.
He was not find himself the worse for it."
the contriver of the memorable scheme called the Monday, Jan. 2.
Mississippi Bubble, which burst in 1720, and inSt. Macarius, Anchoret of Alexandria, A.D. 391.
volved thousands in ruin, after having extended
to 100,000,0001. sterling Law was a vative of a High Water, 27m after 1 Morn-46m after 1 Aftern Old Tusser, in his “ January's Husbandry.”
place called Lauriston, in the neighbourhood of
Edinburgh. gives us the following advice:
Barnaby Googe obserres of this day :When Christmas is ended, bid feasting adieu, The Wise Men's day 'bere followeth, who out of Go play the good husband, thy stock to renew ;
Persia farre, Be mindful of rearing in hope of a gain,
Brought gifts and presents unto Christ, conducted Dame Profit shall give thee reward for thy pain .. by a starre. The Title Page, Preface, and Index to Vol.8 will be ready with our next.
Part 53 is just published.
of the houses in that street was inha
bited by an elderly woman who had TALES OF THE BUREAU DE formerly been attendant on an infirm POLICE. No. 2.
gentleman for a long period, and at his MURDER WILL OUT. death, as a recompense for her assiduFor the Olio.
ous attentions, had been left by him in
comfortable circumstances. She was THERE was a circumstance, (said my one of those old women who were ever friend the Commissary to me one day, fearing the instability of the institu
were sitting together,) which tions of her country, and could not be made some sensation at Paris at the prevailed upon to put her money either time it took place, not only from the in the funds or on mortgage, but kept peculiar features of the case, but from dipping from time to time, as her nethe means by which the discovery of the cessities required, into her principal, real offender was made.
which she always kept by her, quaintYou know that long narrow street ly remarking to those few of her friends which runs close by where the Bastille who were in her secrets, that the sieur's used to stand. I cannot at present re- chest, lock and key, were highly remember the name, but that is of little sponsible bankers. importance. It is now many years The old lady, whose name was Ausince, that the 'rez de chaussee' of one dran, had been for some time seriously Vol. IX.
indisposed, and was attended by a high- make her pretty usual enquiry as to ly respectable surgeon, a Monsieur where her husband had slept out the D'Arsac, and under his care was fast night before, not giving implicit crerecovering, and wanted, as the surgeon de nce to the “ little way out of town said, only a few days' quiet to effect my dear." her perfect restoration-poor woman! a Mons. D'Arsac was kind enough she was soon quiet enough, but her to send me an invitation, and, as the quietude was that of eternity !—for M. day seems fine, I shall look in to see D'Arsac came to me one morning, and the festivities of the evening. He keeps with wild and horror-stricken looks his marriage at the Jardin Beaulieu," informed me, that on going as usual to I think I must go, for I have not seen visit his patient, he had found her bru- him since that affair of poor Madame tally murdered.
Audran's.” I accompanied him to her rooms, and “ Ah! poor Madame Andran!” refound, as he had stated, the poor old plied the wine-merchant's wife, with a woman lying in her bed, -with her long sigh ; " she was a good woman, throat cut so as almost to sever the and a most particular friend of mine. head from the body. The room had I used to be there almost every day, and been rifled of every valuable it contain- it makes me shudder to think of it-it ed, and the poor old lady's favourite was a sad business !" bankers had stopped payment. There 6 Who is D'Arsac to be married to ?" was no appearance of force in entering “ Oh, to a beautiful creature - only the rooms.
It had been Madame Au- eighteen ! such a shape-so distingue’ dran's habit during her illness to open you remember Emile de Lucevalle ; her door by a pulley attached to her she and D’Arsac have loved each other bedside, which lifted a strong iron bar, from childhood; they will be a happy and had any attempt been made to pair.”. force it, the neighbourhood must have “ They ought to be. But I thought been alarmed, as it was well known that that match was off on account of D'Ar. she kept no servant, and was so ex sac not being rich enough to settle an cessively nervous on ber bankers' ac- equal sum with that brought by Emile. count, that she never opened the door Do you know, Madame, how that has unless she was fully convinced by the been arranged ?" sound of the person's voice that they " An uncle of his died in the Prowere friends whom she might safely vinces, and left him the money.' admit. There could therefore be no “ I never knew he had one." doubt that it was done by some person “ Nor I, until the other day; I on intimate terms with their victim heard him mention a word about an but who, was the question ; her ac- . uncle until it had been all settled quaintances were few, very few, but about the marriage, and the money on they were all persons of irreproachable each side paid into the trustees' hands. characters, and it would have been But I must wish you a good day, Mr. cruel in the highest degree to have at- Commissary, and am much obliged to tached the suspicion of the crime to you for the information. I am an unany of them, unless there were some happy woman to have such a husband strong grounds for so doing.
as Parguet — going out of town,' inAll, therefore, that could be done on deed !--I'll out of town himn with a the occasion, was to draw up a “pro- vengeance,” said Madame, and hastencess" of the circumstance, attested by ed out of the room to scold her husthe surgeon and some of the neighbours band,- dress for the wedding,—and -and it was left to time to point out afterwards appear with him so lovingly some clue to the murderer. But, in as to elicit the usual exclamation « if the course of a few months, the circum we were as happy as Monsieur and stance seemed almost forgotten, or, if Madame Parguet, we should indeed be remembered, it was merely as a gos. happy." sip's story, related because there hung The evening was delightful, and the some strange mystery, which all being illuminations at the u Jardin Beauunable to solve, they might safely ha- lieu" every body pronounced to be zard a conjecture, and appear marvel- superior to any thing that had been lous wise.
seen for a long time; so charming-so “ You are going, Commissary, to the happy every body looks—how beautiwedding to-night, are you not?” said fully the bride is dressed-what a very Madame Parguet, the wine-merchant's pleasant evening we shall have! were wife, one day, when she came to me to the expressions passing from one to
another. The dancing was kept up been given to her that morning by her without cessation; first quadrilles, dear D'Arsac, and she would ask him then waltzing — every body, in fact, where he got it, and let her know in seemed determined to be pleased. the morning.
“ Oh, look," said some, the bride This information in some degree conis going to stand up to a quadrille; firmed the suspicions I had previously how elegantly she dances !”
entertained, that none but D'Arsac “ Happy man, D'Arsac !” sighed could be the murderer; but then his many an admiring swain. "Eh! why character had hitherto been unblemishwhat is the matter !-the quadrille has ed, and he stood high in every man's
report. It was not a thing to hesitate “Madame Parguet has fainted. Lead about; the conviction in my own mind her away from the dancers into the was so strong, that I considered it my open part of the garden,” cried some duty to arrest him without delay. í
accordingly procured some “ It is nothing," said Madame Par- agents, who were in the neighbourguet ; “ merely a slight spasm. I shall hood, and sent to him to say I wished a be much better if you will let me walk few moments' private conversation with a few minutes about the garden by my- him. As he entered the room, I heard self
. But here is the Commissary-he the soft sweet voice of his bride, chiddoes not dance, and will allow me to ing him for leaving her, and exacting a lean on his arm.” So saying, she took promise he would not stay long-long! my arm, and the rest at her request, re- poor girl, she little thought how long sumed their dancing.
the separation would be—that his pro“Oh, Mr. Commissary,” said she, mise of a quick return would be the “I have had such a shock."
last words to fall upon her ear. “What occasioned it, Madame ?" As the door closed, I approached D' said I.
Arsac, and said, “Sir, you are my pri“Are you sure nobody can overhear soner!” Looking at me at the same
time, as if to read in my face the an“ They are all engaged dancing.” swer to what he dared not ask, at last, “You know I danced next the bride." with a gasp for breath, he faltered out,
" For what?" And I was admiring the beautiful “ You are accused of the murder of dress she had on when my eyes fell Madame Audran!" upon a brooch she wears upon her bo His colour fied in an instant, and he som, and I thought I should have seemed as if he were about to fall, but fainted.”
covering his face with his hands, he What, because you saw a brooch?” remained a few moments in thought.
Yes,” said she, drawing close to His deep hard breathing betokened a me, and whispering in my ear; " that suppressed sigh-one that tried for utbrooch was Madame Audran's."
terance, but was forced back; presently “ Madame Andran's !"
he sobbed out, “ Oh, my poor Emile! “ Hush-speak low !"
this will be your death!" and dashing “ How do you know it? you may~ his hand across his forehead, and strivyou must be mistaken."
ing to recover the sudden shock he had No, no, I have seen it a thousand sustained, said, “ I am ready to follow times ; besides, it was so uncommon a you.” pattern that I often asked her to sell it At the door he paused a moment to me, but was always refused. She saying, “ Could not something be said said she would part with it only at her to Emile that I am ill? something to
console her for my absence ? anything “ This is very strange ; I hardly know but the truth, though it must soon out. what to think! I do not wish to hurt Oh, Heavens! but this is too much,"her feelings, but can you learn from and he dashed into the coach at the her how she became possessed of it.” door, and was at once conveyed to
This Madame Parguet undertook to prison. do under pretence of admiring it, and The Tribunals, being always sitting saying she wished to know where she at Paris, his trial soon took place, and might obtain a similar one. In a few many things came out against him which minutes she returned, having gleaned he could not rebut ; the sudden posfrom the gentle and ill-fated bride all session of a large sum of money, which that she knew concerning it: it had he had accounted for by the death of an