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have been able to trace the misguided FOR THE OLIO.
young man to a ship bound for Hol
land, and we think it probable he may Magnifico of flowers ! thy flushy bells, Like a Chinese pagoda-tier on tier,
visit Hamburgh (where our name is so Swing their refulgent pendants to the sun well known, and, we trust, so highly In gorgeous ostentation. Never glowed respected), for the purpose of convertThe loom of gobelios richlier,-nor tent In the starred field of Ardren, where two
ing these bills into cash. He is a tall, kings
handsome youth, about five feet eleven Made splendour rivalry, saw statelier tints inches, with dark hair and eyes, speaks Than robe thy petals-Tyrian with the die of Damasc rose-flowers blended, and strown
French and German well, and was
dressed in deep mourning, in conseWith sun.sparks, and with dappled whiteness quence of the recent death of his moThe palmy hart.
ther. If you should be able to find
him, we have to reqnest you will use Yet not alone to bask In summer suns-not only to be fill'd
your utmost endeavours to regain posWith th' airs of golden June, and daintily
session of the bills named in the marBe toss'd o'er matted verdure of dim lanes, gin; but, as we have a high respect for Are thou thus paragon'd ;-'tis also thine the father of the unfortunate young From thy red cupolas to pour the dew Medicinal that sprinkling the toss'd couch,
man, we will further thank you to proBids fever quench her ineffectual fires ; cure for him a passage on board the And the great star wbom ancient lore made first vessel sailing for Batavia, paying
Lord of light aod life, gives thee, in one sich boon,
the expense of bis voyage, and giving The pomp of colours, and the balm of health. him the sum of two hundred louis d'or, HORACE GUILFORD. which you will place to our account
current, on condition that he does not AN INCIDENT IN THE LIFE OF A attempt to revisit England till he reRASCAL.
ceives permission so to do. “ His name is never heard.”
“We are, most respected friend,
“ Your obedient servants, Late one evening, a packet of let.
“BENNETT, FORD & Co.". ters just arrived by the English mail
, “Mynheer Von Kapell. was handed to Mynheer Von Kapell, a merchant of Hamburgh. His head
“My life on't," said Yansen, “ 'tis clerk awaited, as usual, for any orders and down in front of the Exchange,
the lad I saw this day, walking up which might arise from their contents: and was not a little surprised to ob- who appeared half out of his wils; serve the brow of his wealthy employer looking anxiously for some particular suddenly clouded; again and again he object, yet shunning general observaperused the letter he held, at last audi- tion; bis person answers the descrip
tion.” bly giving vent to his feelings“Donder and blitzen !" he burst
“That's fortunate," said the mere forth, “but this is a shock, who would
chant, you must devote tbe morrow have thought it? The house of Ben- if possible, and I'll do my utmost to
to searching for him ; bring him to me nett and Ford to be shaken thus! What is to be done ?"
serve my excellent friends, Bennett “ Bennett and Ford failed!" cried and Ford of London." the astonished clerk.
Early next morning, Yansen went to “Failed! ten thousand devils! not watch for many hours in vain ; he was
the Exchange, and kept an anxious so bad as that ; but they are in deep returning hopeless, when he saw the distress, and have suffered a heavy loss; identical youth coming out of the door but read, good Yansen! and let me have your advice."
of a Jew money-changer; he brushed The clerk read as follows:
hastily past him, exclaiming, “The
unconscionable scoundrel! seventy per “London, August 21st. cent. for bills on the best house in Eng“ Most respected friend, -Yours of land !" the 5th inst. came safe to hand, and Yansen approached him. “Young will meet prompt attention. We have gentleman," said hè, in a very mild to inform you, with deep regret, that the tone, "you appear to have met with son of the trustworthy cashier of this some disappointment from that griping long-established house has absconded, wretch Levi. If you have any business taking with him bills accepted by our to transact, my house is close by; I firm to a large amount, as per margin; shall be happy to treat with you.' and a considerable sum in cash. We “Willingly," replied the youth," the
sooner the better. I must leave Ham- not deserve this lenity. My excellent burgh at day-break.”
father! this is a tribute to your virtue.” The clerk led him to the house of the Von Kapell left his guest's reflections merchant, and entered it by a small undisturbed, till a servant entered, who side-door, desiring the young man tò placed refreshments on a well polished be seated whilst he gave some directions, oak table; when she retired they reIn a few minutes he re-appeared, bring- sumed. ing Von Kapell with him. The worthy “And now, what the devil tempted you Hamburgher 'having no talent for a to play the-runaway?" swallowing roundabout way of doing business, the term he had intended to use. said bluntly. “So, Mynheer! we are it for the wenches, or the dicing table ?" well mét; it will be useless to attempt “ Spare me, most kind and worthy disguise with me; look at this !” and sir, I intreat you! To my father I will he put into his hand the letter he had make full confession of all my faults ; the night before received.
but he must be the first to know the Overwhelmed with consternation, the origin of my crimes." young man fell at his feet.
“Well, well, take another glass of “ Oh heaven!” he cried, " I am lost wine ; you shall stay in my house till for ever, my father, my indulgent, my we can find a passage for you. It was honourable father, is heart-broken and but last night my good ship the Chrisdisgraced by my villany. My mother!” tine sailed for Batavia and Here he became nearly inaudible, and “Under favour," interrupted Yansen, hid his face in his hands. “You," he “she has not yet left the harbour; the continued, are spared all participa- wind blew too fresh for her to venture tion in the agony your wretched son on crossing the sand-banks at night, is suffering.”
and it is now only shifting round a “Boy, boy?" said the merchant, rais- point or two. ing him, and quite melted at this 'show “ You are lucky, youngster," quickly of penitence, "listen to me! are the added the merchant, "the Christine has bills safe? if so, you may still hope.” noble accommodations ; you shall a
“They are,” eagerly exclaimed the board this evening. Put these in the youth; “how fortunate that I did not chest, good Yansen,” handing him the listen to the offers of that rapacious bills, “ and count me out the two hunJew. Here, Sir, take them, I implore dred louis d'or the boy is to have. Come, you,” pulling from his breast a large man! finish your meal, for I see," said pocket-book ; "they are untouched he, regarding a vane on the gable of an Spare, but my life, and I will yet atone. opposite house, you
have no time to Oh! spare me from a shameful death." lose."?
There was a pause, broken at last by The meal was finished the money Yanseu's saying significantly to his em- given-the worthy merchant adding as ployer, “as per margin.”
much good advice as the brief space The merchant turned to the unhappy would permit. The Briton was proyoung man, “Take heart,” said he. fuse in his expressions of gratitude, 16. Wenn die noth ist amgroszten die promised amendment, and returned the hulfe ist am nachesten.'* There's an warm clasp of Von Kapell, unable to old German proverb for you. Sit down speak for his tears. Yansen accomand bear what I have to say. I think panied him on board, gave the owner's myself not a little fortunate in so soon most particular charge to the skipper, being able to fulól the wishes of my to pay his passenger every attention on English correspondents ; your natural the voyage. The vessel cleared the alarm did not suffer you to finish their harbour - was in a few hours out of letter ; you will perceive how generous- sight--and the next morning, Mynheer ly they mean to act ; their house's cre Von Kapell wrote to London a full acdit saved, they intend not to punish count of the transaction, returning the you. Read, read; and, Yansen, order bills he had so fortunately recovered. some eatables, and a bottle or two of my old Heidelberg hock, trouble always In less than a fortnight the following makes me thirsty-three glasses, my letter reached the good old German:good Yansen."
“Sir,-We have to inform you, that Again the young Englishman hid his we never lost the bills sent in your last face, and sighed convulsively, “ I do favour, every one of which is fabricated,
and our acceptance forged. Our caWhen things are at the morst they must
shier has no son, nor has he lost a wife. We are sincerely grieved that your
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friendly feeling towards our house but I was now doomed to feel the truth of should have led you to listen to so pal- the above prediction, for before the end pable a cheat.
of August, I fell low before the monster “We remain, with great respect,
that is for ever stalking through that
land of lakes and rivers, breathing fever “ BENNET, FORD, & Co.” and death around. It was nine weeks “P. S.- If you should ever hear again before I left my room, and when I did, I of the person who you have, at your looked more fit to walk into the Potter's own expense, sent to Batavia, we shall Field, (as they call the English burybe glad to know."
ing-ground) than any where else. What can be said of the good old Long after my general health was German's feelings, but that they may pretty well restored, I suffered from the “be more easily conceived than de effect of the fever in my limbs, and lay scribed ?"
in bed reading several weeks after I Monthly Mag. had been pronounced convalescent.
Several American novels were brought ARCHERY SONG.
me. Mr. Flint's Francis Berrian is excellent ; a little wild and romantic, but
containing scenes of first-rale interest Bright Phæbus, thou patron of poets below, Assist me of archers to siog;
and pathos. Hope Leslie, and RedFor you we esteem as the god of the bow,
wood, by Miss Sedgewick, an American As well as the god of the string.
lady, have both great merit; and I now The fashion of shooting 'twas you who began, first read the whole of Mr. Cooper's When you shot forth your beams from the novels. By the time these American
skies; The sly urchio cupid first follow'd the plan,
studies were completed, I never closed And the goddesses sbot with their eyes.
my eyes without seeing myriads of Diana, who slaughtered the brutes with her bloody scalps floating round me ; long darts,
slender figures of Red Indians crept Shot only one lover or so;
through my dreams with noiseless tread; For Venus excelled her in shooting at hearts,
panthers glared; forests blazed ; and And had always more string to her bow.
whichever way I fled, a light foot, a On beautiful Iris, Apollo bestowed A bow of most wonderful hue;
keen eye, and a long rifle were sure to It soon grew her hobby-horse, and as she rode
be on my trail. An additional ounce of On it, like an arrow she few.
calomel hardly sufficed to neutralize To earth came the art of the archers at last,
the effect of these raw-head and bloodyAnd was follow'd with eager pursuit; bones adventures. I was advised to But the sons of Apollo all others surpass'd, With such very long bows do they shoot.
plunge immediately into a course of fa
shionable novels. It was a great relief Ulysses, the hero of Greece, long ago, In courage and strength did excel;
to me; but as my head was by no means So he left in his house an inflexible bow, very clear, I sometimes
jumbled And a far more inflexible belle.
strangely together the civilized rogues The Parthians were bowmen of old, and their and assassins of Mr. Bulwer, and the
pride Lay in shooting and scampering too ;
wild men, women, and children slayers But Britons thought better the sport to divide, of Mr. Cooper; and, truly, between
So they shot and their enemies tiew. them, I passed my dreams in very bad Then a health to the brave British bowman be company. crown'd,
Still I could not stand, nor even sit And their courage ne'er sit in the dark ; May their strings be all good, and their hows
upright. What was I to read next? A be all sound,
happy thought struck me. I determined And their arrows fly true to the mark. upon beginning with Waverley, and
reading through (not for the first time
certainly) the whole series. And what DOMESTIC MANNERS OF THE a world did I enter upon! The wholeAMERICANS.
some vigour of every page seemed to
communicate itself to my nerves; I We had repeatedly been told, by ceased to be languid and fretful, and those who knew the land, that the se though still a cripple, I certainly enjoycond summer was the great trial to the ed myself most completely, as long as health of Europeans settled in America; my treat lasted; but this was a shorter but we had now reached the middle of time than any one would believe, who our second August, and with the excep- has not found how such volumes melt, tion of the fever one of my sons had suf- before the constant reading of a long fered from the summer after our ar- idle day. When it was over, however, rival, we had all enjoyed perfect health; I had the pleasure of finding that I
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could walk half a dozen yards at a tions, the privileges of citizens have time, and take short airings in an open been thrown open to them, and they carriage; and better still, could sleep have even been encouraged to apply quietly.
Mrs. Trollope. themselves to agriculture. Their utility
as agents has rendered them essential
to the land proprietors, few contracts CHATEAUBRIAND'S LAST POEM.
are made without their intervention, The coffin sinks-the spotless roses' pride
and few sales are effected without a deWhich on its lid a weeping rather laid; duction for Jewish brokerage. Most of Earth, thou didst bear them, and thou now the inns either belong to or are tenanted dost hide
by this sect: the Jewish inkeepers are The flower and the maid.
the most advantageous tenants to the Ah, give them never to this world again This world of mourning and of misery,
landlord, therefore the nobles protect power!
them in preference to Christians. They The winds would spoil, the burning sun pro. are the only interpreters for the trafane,
veller who has no knowledge of the The maiden and the flower.
language, and it is to them that he must Thou sleep'st, Eliza, and thou fear'st no more The withering influence of the noontide hour; apply to supply his wants. The dewy morning of their youth is o'er
The distinction of the Jewish dress is In maiden and in flower.
not yet entirely abolished in Poland; Thy sire, Eliza, o'er thy ashes leans,
the long black robe, the beard and His aged brow with pallor overspread : T'ime spares the rugged oak, and near it slippers, are still to be met with, though gleans
the modern costume of Europe is being The flower and the maid,
The Polish Jews have been accused FOLISH JEWS.
of betraying their country to the Rus
sians by acting as their spies in 1812, The Jews occupy an inportant place and there is no doubt that the charge among the population of Poland, not could be substantiated in too many merely on account of their number, but cases, but it is unfair to extend it to the from their engrossing so much of the whole sect. The Poles themselves do wealth of the kingdom. A census of justice to their conduct in the former them has never perhaps been correctly wars of independence; when a whole made, as they have always avoided a regiment was formed solely of Jews capitation as much as possible, either under the command of Colonel Berek from a superstitious notion that it is Tasielowicz, who distinguished themcontrary to their law to number the selves by great bravery until they were people, as evinced in the punishment of nearly all extirpated. It must also be David for that act, or more probably mentioned that the young Jews of Warfrom an unwillingness to come under saw have imitated this example in the the immediate surveillance of govern- present revolution. ment. The superior degree of tolera The Polish Jews have also in some tion almost invariably extended to the instances been eminent in learning and Jews in Poland, has made their acqui- science; Abraham Stern is known as sition of wealth proportionably greater the author of some ingenious mechanithan it was once in other countries in cal inventions, for which he has been Europe, when their lower and commer- admitted a meniber of the Royal Society cial classes were at the same stage of of Warsaw. civilization. The wealth of the Jews makes them the objects of envy to the
A LADY'S MAN. trading Poles, who have not yet succeeded in superseding them, and driv The Squire of Dames is commonly a ing them out of the market, and conse- pert, pragmatical coxcomb, of from quently this feeling of hostility has twenty to thirty years of age, who is prompted laws and interdictions against not wholly unacquainted with fashionthat sect, which somewhat entrenched able society, but who has scarcely seen on the boasted principle of toleration. enough of it to acquire the polish of a Repeated statutes were passed to pre- perfect gentleman. In size he is ravent their dealing in horses, keeping ther diminutive, never exceeding the inns, or holding farms, and in the reign height of five feet five. If he has a of Sigismund Augustus, death was made smooth chin, light hair, and blue eyes, the penalty for disregard of this injunc- he is the more likely to be a genuine tion. The liberal reforms of late years specimen; although we confess have removed these invidious restric- have occasionally met with animals of
this genus with beards as black and “ Possible! no wonder, then, that we mustachios as luxuriant, as those of reads such awful stories in the papers the celebrated Baron Geramb. Your of your poor people being starved to true Squire of Dames generally carries death." a Werter-like expression of mock-sub “We have wheat, however." limity in his countenance, which now Ay, for your rich folks, but I calcu. and then assumes an appearance of the late the poor seldom gets a belly fall." most ludicrous self-importance. He “You have certainly much greater dresses in the pink of the fashion, tak- abundance here." ing care to be particularly curious in “I expect so. Why, they do say, his pantaloons and hose. He wears a that if a poor body contrives to be profusion of rings and seals; which smart enough to scrape together a few latter are suspended to his watch by a dollars, that your King George always small gold chain of exquisite texture comes down upon 'em, and takes it all and workmanship. Immediately upon away. Don't he ?". entering a room, he stalks up to the “ I do not remember hearing of such lady of the house ; and having paid a transaction." his compliments to her, pleads the “I guess they be pretty close about privilege of his order to seat himself it. Your papers ben't like rurn, 1. by her side. He then begins, in an ex- reckon? Now we says and prints just tremely confidential tone of voice, to what we likes." unburthen his memory of all the small “You spend a good deal of time in scandal he has managed to collect since reading the newspapers ?". his last visit. Having made his im “And I'd like you to tell me how we pression upon Madame, he glides away can spend it better. How should freeto another part of the room, and ga- men spend their time, but looking after thering a cluster of female favourites their government, and watching that about him, proceeds to reply to their them fellers as we gives offices to, doos interrogatories with laudable patience their duty, and gives themselves no and impurturbable good-humour. "Have airs ?” you brought me the bread seals you “But I sometimes think, sir, that promised me, Mr. Lack-a-day? Where your fences might be in more thorough are the autographs you were to have repair, and your roads in better order, if sent me weeks ago ? Do, there's a good less time was spent in politics."! creature to get me the key to Almacks.'
“ The Lord ! to see how little you “I am dying to obtain it !”
knows of a free country? Why, what's “ Have you been to Kew Gardens, the smoothness of a road, put against for the anemore specimen you so kinds the freedom of a free-born American? ly volunteered to procure for Celes. And what does a broken zig-zag sigtina? She cannot finish her botanical nify, comparable to knowing that the drawing without it.". These queries, men what we have been pleased to all propounded in rapid succession, are send up to Congress, speaks handsome all as speedily and satisfactorily an- and straight, as chooses they swered, and the Squire of Dames turns should ?" a glance of pity on the poor male out “ It is from a sense of duty, then, that casts who are biting their nails in the you all go to the liquor store to read distance.
the papers ?"
"To be sure it is, and he'd be no true born American as didn't. I don't
say that the father of a family should I will give the minutes of a convere always be after liquor, but I do say that sation which I once set down after one I'd rather have my son drunk three of their visits, as a specimen of their times in a week, than not look after the tone and manner of speaking and think- affairs of his country.” ing. My visitor was a milkman.
Mrs, Trollope. “ Well now, so you be from the old country? Ay-you'll see sights here,
THE GREEK BARBER. I guess.” “I hope I shall see many."
Who has not longed to become a “That's a fact. I expect your little pilgrim in the beautiful land of Greece, place of an island don't grow such to inhale the perfume of her orange dreadful fine corn as you sees here ?"
groves, and to pay his adoration at “ It grows no corn* at all, sir.”
her classic and immortal shrines? Who
has not longed to behold the beautiful * Corn always means Indian corn, or maize. Parthenon, the fabled Scamander, and
AMERICAN NOTIONS OF ENGLAND.