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them under their proper name, by the application of

LUSUS NATURE. his ointment; and some prodigious cures are reported to have been achieved by this means. One instance different guise, to many of our readers. It will bear

The story here versified is probably familiar, in a in particular deserves mention, on account of its sud- telling again; particularly when embellished with the denness.

harmony of numbers. The rhymes are from the New A young lady, on going to a sleigh ride, had been England Magazine.- Alexandria Gaz. upset, and got her ankle so severely sprained, that she could not walk nor stand. It was not only very Whilom in Gotham, that prodigious city, painful; but, what was worse still, she could not

Where dwarfs assume the character of giants. dance.' Injuries of this kind often require weeks, and Where splendor laughs to scorn what she should pity, even months, in healing. To a sprightly young lady,

Where dwell rich advocates and well-fleeced clienis, who was regretting every moment that she was kept And hordes on hordes, too numerous for my ditty, from the dance, this was but poor consolation. For. There lived, for years, a votary of science, tunately, however, Doctor Pulltoggle, who was on a A stern philosopher, a man of parts, journey, happened to arrive just at the nick of time, at A master of all languages and arts. the inn where the sleighing party held their ball. He was a searcher for the hidden lore

The unfortunate young lady was sitting in one chair, Which buried lies beneath the dust of ages; with her sprained ankle in another-groaning and bit. Long over rusty medals would he pore, terly lamenting her fate, while she heard the fiddling With brows all twisted like an ancient sage's; and dancing so near her, without being able to join in Prizing them dearer than pure golden ore; it. With what joy then did she hear that Doctor Pull.

A foe to moths, that banquet on old pages,
toggle was then in the house. She requested to see He loved quaint books, devices, omens strange,
him immédiately, and begged, for the love of heaven, And things that were above the common range.
that he would cure her ankle, so that she could rise
and join in the dance.

Lusus Nature was to him as great
“How do you expect me to perform a six weeks' A treasure, when discovered, as a mine
job in half a dozen minutes ?”

To a gold seeker; or a new estate
“ I don't know how, I'm sure, doctor; but I know To a young spendthrift, or some choice old wine
you can do it well enough, if you try.”

To him who sits at dinner rather late;
“How do you know, my ducky, ha ?" said Pull- And, more by far than relics of lang syne,
toggle, chuckling her under the chin.

Did he admire the “inseparable boys :"
"Oh, I know it well enough, doctor, because I've Monstra horrenda were his favorite toys.
heard, time and again, of the great cures you have one day, as lost in deep, forgetful study,
performed."
“ You have, ha ? and you think I can cure your And in stalked a tall and somewhat ruddy

The Doctor sat,--he heard a sudden rap;
ankle in the twanging of a fiddle, do you ?"

Good-humoured looking, jovial country chap, " Yes, do now, Doctor Pulltoggle, that's a good with spattered clothes, and boots bedimmed and soul; you can't think how I want to be up and danc

muddy,
ing.

While from his head he never took his cap,
You'll give me a kiss then, I suppose, if-—"

But marching straightway to the Doctor's side, “ Yes, but you must cure my ankle first.”

Well, I suppose I must try what can be done for With staring eyes and mouth extended, criede the poor girl that wants to be shaking the foot so ter- "Oh, Doctor! I have seen the strangest sightribly."

A man half black !” “Half black! upon my word," Thus saying, he drew forth a box of the precious Exclaimed the Doctor, trembling with delight, Toggle Grease, and began to anoint the red and swol. 'Tis strange, indeed, --half black ! I've often heard len ankle; which, in less than three minutes, was re. Of individuals not wholly whiteduced to its natural size and colour; and the lady, A rara avis this,-a most rare bird; springing upon her feet, began to caper round the Half black ?”, “ Yes, sir, he was, from head to foot, room as though nothing had happened.

As black--as black-yes-quite as black as soot.” " Ah, but the kiss now!" exclaimed Pulltoggle. " You shall have it if you can catch me," returned "Sit down, sir, if you

please ; I'll get my book;"

Here the learned Theban on his table spread
the patient, gaily; and running into the ball-room, did
more execution in the dance than any other person of A folio spacious—then a pen he took,

With inks that coloured were both black and red, the whole company.

That he might make his annotations look

In hue according to what should be said

About the half black man; first in dark ink Brown, in his sketches, says that a large setter, ill His quill he dipped, and then began to think, with the distemper, had been most tenderly nursed by Or rather talk aloud—“One hundred, three; a lady for three weeks. At length he became so weak

Yes-that's the page on which I'll note it down, as to be placed on a bed, where he remained three Lusus Nature headed-let me see, days in a dying situation. After a short absence, the

Albinos white-eyed women toasted brown, lady, on re-entering the room, observed him fix his Ring-streaked lambs, a monstrous humble-bee ; eyes attentively on her, and make an effort to crawl

Child with two heads,-the offspring of a clown,-across the bed towards her. This he accomplished, Two heads than one are better,--people claim, evidently for the sole purpose of licking her hands Hem! this child's father doubtless thought the same. which having done, he expired without a groan. I am,” says Mr. Brown, "as convinced that the animal “Here will I draw a line,--and on one side was sensible of his approaching dissolution, and that I will describe in black the half black part, this was a last forcible effort to express his gratitude The other may be red,”-just then he spied for the care taken of him, as I am of my own exist. The stranger smile, and turning, with a start, ence; and had I witnessed this proof of excellence The doctor said, " perhaps the man was dyed!" alope, I should think a life devoted to the meliora- The stranger laid his hand upon his heart, tion of the condition of dogs far too little for their de. “Upon my honour, there is no deceit. serts."

Half black, he truly was,-head, arms and feet."

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UNCLE NAT. * Was half his head black ?" "Yes.” “One arm--for Uncle Nat always supposed that there was sport black?" "Yes."

in progress, where he beheld a busy, moving crowd. "One leg black?” “Yes." "Foot, ancle, wrist and As he approached, the characters of the individuals hand?"

who composed it, were to our hero well known, as "The fact is, Doctor, neither more nor less,

the language of jockeys, its dialects and idioms, was If now before your eyes the man should stand, perfectly familiar to his ear. Into this group, sans All unrevealed in native loveliness,

ceremonie, Uncle Nat entered, with an open hearted And through his countenance, so broad and bland, “How do ye do?" to all, and a stranger would have And through his body you should draw a mark, supposed that he was one of their own number, late in One half would be unutterably dark!"

his arrival. It was a grand fair for running, trotting

and trading horses! Here Uncle Nat felt himself at * What, black as Egypt?" "Yes, in every sense; His darkness might be felt." The Doctor siniled;

home, and was a stranger alike to embarrassinent and

jockeys. It having been whispered among the groun For though a man of very learned pretence,

that he was a Yankee, their cunning grimaces indica. He loved a joke,--often had he beguiled

ted that the tricks which his predecessors had practised An hour in merry wit, and could dispense With deepest study, gladly as a child,

were now, if possible, to be severely visited upon this

inoffensive new comer. On some weak pate a sudden joke to crack.

Uncle Nat appeared to be a good-natured, credulous The stranger's answers were all down in black.

old fellow, easy to be imposed upon, which not a little Now, soberly, the Doctor wiped his pen,

sharpened the zeal and earnestness of the Dutchmen, And gazing round with self complaisent air,

who now needed nothing, by way of stimulus, already Seized the red ink, that he might copy then,

rejoicing at the anticipated dismay of the Yankee, The color of the part to be more fair.

when he should find himself duped. Squire Rouse in "One half as black as Egypt," said again

the mean sime seemed to be in an element to which he The sapient scribbler; "please relate with care, had been accustomed, and to have forgotten that he The hue of t'other half-white, red, or blue?"

had endured the fatigue of a long journey. “Why--that, sir, was as black as Egypt too.""*

“Is your horse a iroiter ?" asked one. “Why,” replied Nat, “as for the matter of that, I guess the crittur

will jog along some!" UNCLE NAT.

“Will you plank a ten dollar, and trot a mile?" con"A Yankce's a Yankee, find him where you will-tinued the strangerTry him as you may, he'll prove a Yankee still."

This was a hard question for Uncle Nat to answer

-he did not fear that Hugs would be distanced, but Not long since there lived somewhere in New Eng. the journey which had been already long, was not land an old fellow, whose fame was extended many half performed. After having carried the matter to the miles from the little spot which he called home, known tribunal of his better judgment, he was about to refuse, by the name of Uncle Nat; and he belonged to that when a second came up from the group, which had class of men, who, instead of eating that they may live, been holding a private consultationrather live that they may eat. That he had been no "I say, Jo," said he,"you don't want to trot your pretender in this business, would clearly and unequiv, Ranger with that old shabby bundle of skin and bones ocally appear, by a simple glance at his latitudinal and would be an everlasting disgrace to him.” longitudinal dimensions.

Jo hesitated a moment, and gave a kind of half He was a hero of a pot of beans, and place him in suppressed mutter, when the other resumedthe region of eatables, and no landlady would have "Why I can run faster myself than that old nag occasion to complain of incivility on his part, for on

can tror"such occasions he never failed to pay her a highly flat- "I'll plank a hundred on that”-interrupted Uncle vering compliment-a compliment that could by no Nat, whose ire had been somewhat kindled at the means be mistaken. Uncle Nat never was guilty of outrageous abuse which had thus been heaped upon leaving one dish to tell the fate of the others, and those old Hugswho came at the eleventh hour usually found a strong “ 'Tis done," said the stranger, "but pause. I'll bet argument for fasting.

a hundred, that I can jump up behind your back three Now our hero from his youth up, indulged a propen, times, before you shall have gone twenty rods!” sity to see the West, but it was not till grey hairs had Uncle Nat could stand it no longer-the old purse made their appearance, that he resolved to make a was drawn out and the cash produced. He proposed tour of the Western and Southern States, and he was to deposit the cash in the hands of a stranger, who at urged to this conclusion, by the firm conviction that he that moment arrived, after the conditions of the bet could not die in peace and quiet until his vision had should be fairly stated and well understood, to which been blessed with an actual view of those scenes, the other consented. The stranger was requested, which he had so often heard described. Not many and atter some urging, agreed to comply with their years ago, Uncle Nat, feeling that the time had novo wishes. come, on a fine May morning, placed his saddle bags "Now," said Uncle Nat, "he puts down one hun. upon an old nag, yclepted Hugs, then mounted himself dred, that he can jump up behind my back three times, and sunmoning his only companion, a favorite dog, before I can trot my horse the distance of twenty rods Squire Rouse, by a signal to the said Rouse well known, --if he does, you are to deliver the two hundred to away he went, bidding an affectionate adieu to various him; if he does not, then I am to have the same." old dames, whose skill in cooking he had not unfre- "Ís this statement correct?” said the stranger. Both quently had oocasion to commend, and doffing his broad said aye. The jockeys could hardly

refrain from rimmed hat in civility to every old maid, with whom, laughing as they looked upon the old Yankee, who in days of yore, he had enjoyed many an innocent frolic. did not suspect any play upon words!"Poor old soul,”

After having pursued his journey for many days said they, "he'll be bled for a hundred"over hill and dale, he at length found himself beyond "Perhaps I may," said Nat, happening to overhear, the limits of New England, in the famous state of New "and perhaps I may not-various opinions on that York. It was towards the close of a beautiful day point.Old Hugs was now mounted and aroused that he urged his old nag, by a few striking appeals from from his stupidity, by the application of Uncle Nat's the whip, into the little village of where, to his huge heels to his rib visible sides. Now," said he, great satisfaction, he saw a large collection of people “I must get Hugs warm, and will ride him up yonder,

HOSPITALITY-SNAKES-BAD SPELLING.

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I guess"-sa away went the trio, Uncle Nat, Hugs SNAKES—“A stout negro, belonging to a friend near and Squire Rouse, to the great merriment of the jockey Stabrock, brought in from the bush iwo ra:tlesnakes club, who were now congratulating themselves that in a box; he seemed to have sompletely subdued them Dutchmen were no more to be duped by Yankees; by intimidation, and after a time he would let them out and it would have done one's heart good, to have in the verandah, and they would return to him at his witnessed their joy, when Uncle Nat returned with call. One day they were missing, and the negro's Squire Rouse at his side. Up he came, and appeared master going to an out-house, saw them coiled up una little dejected as he began--"Any how, you, old der the step of the door; he was a long time imprison. Hugs, is rather stiff, and I'm afeard he won't do as he ed, but at last plucked up courage and sprang into the bas-houserer, I'll try—but see here, Mr. betler, you open air over them. The negro went out with his must agree that you won't hurt me."

box to catch them: 'Ah! you rascal, you go way! "O yes. I'll not hurt you a hair”_"that's right,” Get in house this minute,' said Quaco, and the reptiles interrupted Uncle Nat, “and you'll agree not to jump obeyed him! Sometimes he would irritate his pets, ahead of my saddle"

and they would bite him in the hand; then he would "Certainly, certainly," replied the other, who imagi- run out to the high grass near the house, and rub the ned that Uncle Nat would like to retreat-"If I jump wound with a plant, the name of which he would not or go further forward than the hind part of the saddle, reveal, for his fellow slaves looked on him with great then it is no bet."

respect for his being a snake charmer. At last, on "This is your agreement, is it?" inquired the stake one occasion, he got drunk, began handling the holder as before they answered aye. Whereupon snakes, they bit him, he neglected to apply his antiUncle Nat insisted that a fleet horse and an expert rider dote, went to the field to work, and in a short time was should accompany them, in order that no difficulty a bloated corpse. I have seen the cobra di capello, or might arise on this point; and to gratify his notion, as hooded snake of India, caught in my garden; have they called it, this was agreed to, and while these were watched the snake charmer with feathered turban, sitbeing provided, Uncle Nat distnounted. Then twenty ting beside a hole under the hedge of prickly pear, and rods were now measured and the last scene of piping on a rude musical instrument made from a the drama was drawing to a close. “Wake up-wake gourd, and a bit of looking-glass in front of it; unlike up," shouted Uncle Nat, as he was applying his whip the ‘deaf adder,' the head of the cobra would soon ap. to Hugs's legs, “a hundred's to be lost or won!" Uncle pear above ground, as if listening to the wild strains, Nat now mounted, to the surprise of all

, and to the and his eye attracted by the dazzling glass. An assis. great dismay of the Dutchman better, with his back tant would be ready to catch him behind the neck, towards Hugs's head, and when the signal was given, would draw forth his yellow and writhing length, and away he went, yet slowly, exclaiming, "three times without extracting his poisonous fangs, would slip him remember!" with Squire Rouse at his side. Here was into a covered basket, muttering the usual curse of a sad change in the Dutchman's prospects-instead Hut Tere! Next day the charmer would return, of jumping up three times, after the Yankee had place his basket on the ground, sit on his haunches started, as he expected, being all the while behind his before it and pipe, the lid would rise, and the subdued back, he stood still, and was dejected with a grief- snake come forth, partly coil himself up, and move his purchased at the expense of a hundred dollars! After head to the music, and ever and anon display his spechaving trotted his twenty rods, and having performed tacled hood, or hiss when the charmer approached his a grand right-about, he returned at a rate which con band. The assistant would go behind and hold up the founded the already astonished Dutchmen, and ap- reptile by the tail, then he could not do injury; but if proaching the stranger_“I'll take that money now, a fowl were to be thrown at him, it would be dead in I guess," said he, and the money was delivered with a few minutes. What I have said of tame rattlesnakes out a murmur on the part of the lately elated jockey. is less surprising than the feats of oriental snake "Come in, my boys," said Uncle Nat, “come in, we'li charmers with the cobra.- Alexander's Sketches. have some supper now-by golly, I'll pay for't-come along, I say-My name's old Uncle Nat, the Yankee!" BAD SPELLING.--You need not be concerned, in

* writing to me, about your bad spelling; for in my In the history of our hero there are many rare speci- opinion, as our alphabet now stands, the bad spelling, mens of a true Yankee-but he is now no more! We or what is called so, is generally the best, as conform copy from a letter, which we have just received, our ing to the sound of the letters and of the words. To intelligence in regard to his unhappy fate

give you an instance-A gentleman received a letter, "No news for you--not a bit--save that they have in which were these words: Not finding Brown at hom just found old Uncle Nat, who disappeared some time 1 delivered your meseg to his of.' The gentleman findlast winter. He was seen floating in pond, frozen ing it bad spelling, and therfore not very intelligible, up in a huge cake of ice, as stiff as a poker-some say called his lady to help him read it. Between them with his whip in his hand." Thus has ended the tem- they picked out the meaning of all but the yf, which poral history of the master of “Squire Rouse." --Lan- they could not understand. The lady proposed cal. singburgh Gaz.

ling her chamber maid, because Betty, says she, has

the best knack at reading bad spelling of any one I HOSPITALITY.— The voice of inspiration has enjoined know. Betty came, and was surprised that neither hospitality as a duty. The dictates of nature concur Sir nor

Madam could tell what u was.-"Why," says in pronouncing it a virtue. In the simplicity of ancient she," of spells wife, what else can it spell ?" And, intimes, it flourished as a vigorous plant. The traveller deed, it is a much better

, as well as shorter method found beneath its wide spreading branches, a shelter of spelling wife, than Double you'if e; which, in refrom the noon-day sun, and a cover from the storm.

ality, spelī doubleufey.- Franklin's Letters. But nations in their approaches to refinement, have been prone to neglect its culture. They have hedged Gaspard Baleus, who was both a poet and a physiit about with ceremonies, and encumbered it with trap cian, deranged his brain so much by excessive study, pings, till its virtues faded or its roots perished. Like that he imagined his body was converted into butter, the stripling shepherd, it hath drooped beneath the and on this account he always shunned the fire with gorgeous armor of royalty, while it would fain have the utinost care. Being at length worn out by a confound among the smooth stones of the brook the tinual dread of melting, he put an end to his misery by strength it needed.-Mrs. Sigourney.

throwing himself into a well.

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WILLIE'S COURTSHIP-JUPITER AND HORSE.
WILLIE'S COURTSHIP:

| imagined he was dead, and refused all nourishment, Tune" Bonnie Dundee."

for which, he said, he had no further occasion. This Young Willie, the ploughman, has nae land nor siller, last whim would have proved fatal, if his friends had An' yet the blythe callant's as crouse as a fing;

not contrived to disguise two persons, who were introHe courts his ain lass, an' he sings a Hang till her

duced to hiin as his grandfather and Marshal LuxemTak tent, an' ye’se hear what the auctie does sing: the shades, invited him to dine with Marshal Turenne.

bourg, and who, after some conversation concerning "O, Jenny! to tell that I loe you 'fore ony, Wad need finer words than I've gatten to tell!

Our hypochondriac followed them into a cellar preNor need I say to ye, Ye're winsome an' bonnie

pared for the purpose, where he made a hearty meal. I'm thinkin' ye ken that fu' brawly yoursel'!

While this turn of his disorder prevailed, he always

dined in the cellar with some noble ghost. It is “ I've courted ye lang-Do ye hear what I'm telling?— somewhat remarkable that this strange fantasy did

I've courted you, thinkin' ye yet wad be mine; not incapacitate him for buisness, especially where his An' if we suld marry wi' only ae shilling,

immediate interests were concerned. Hypochondriasm At the warst, only ae shilling, Jenny, we'se tine. is doubtless produced, in a great measure, from deep But love doesna aye lie in gowpens o' guineas, study, or from an artificial mode of living, and want

Nor happiness dwall whar the coffers are fu'; of proper air and exercise. We seldom hear of a ploughe As muckle we'll surely aye gather atween us, man or an industrious artizan falling into that diseased That want ne'er sal meet us, nor mis'ry pursue. state of the imagination, and considering themselves The chiels that are christened to riches an' grandeur, hares, vegetables, plants, or some disembodied spint. Ken nought o' the pleasure that hard labour brings;

JUPITER AND HORSE.—“Father of animals and men !" What in idleness comes, they in idleness squander, While the lab'ring man toils a' the lang day, an sings! "I am considered the most beautiful creature with

so spake the horse, and drew near the throne of Jupiter, Then why suld we envy the great an' the noble ? The thocht is a kingdom—it's ours what we hae ! - leads me to believe it. But yet would not some

which thou hast adorned the world, and my vanity A boast that repays us for sair wark an' trouble ; "I've earned it :' is mair than a monarch can say.

different construction be better for me?"

“And what do you think will be better for you? “The green buds now peep thro’ the auld runkled tim- Speak, I will hear your instructions," said the good mer,

god, and he laughed. The sun, at a breath, drinks the hale morning dew, "Perhaps,” spake the horse again, “I should be An' nature is glad at the comin' o' simmer,

fleeter, if my legs were higher and more slender; a As glad as I'm aye at the smiling o' you!. longer swan neck would be no disadvantage; a broadThe

flowers are a' springing, the birds are a' singing, er breast would add to my strength; and since you And beauty and pleasure are wooin' the plain; have ordained that I shall bear your favorite, man, it Then let us employ it, while we may enjoy it-... might be well to create on me a natural saddle, upon The simmer o'life, Jenny, comes na again!" which my benevolent rider might sit.”

Blackwood. “Good!" replied Jupiter—"have patience a moment!"

Then Jupiter, with solemn look, spoke the word of THE BULGARIANS.—The Bulgarian is handsome, creation—“Let life enter the dust, and thou, matter, robust, patient, stubborn, and very jealous; with prim- become organized and united!". And suddenly there itive manners. The stranger who puts up for the night stood, before the throne, the deformed camel. in a cottage, has the best of everything, and sleeps on The horse saw, and trembled at the frightful specthe same foor with father, mother, sons and daughters. tacle.

The women are tall and beautiful-the finest race I "Here are higher and more slender legs," said Jusaw in Turkey-with peculiarly small hands and feet. piter; "here is a longer swan-like neck; here is a Their costume is elegant, consisting of a striped shift, broader breast; here is a natural saddle; do you wish, which covers without concealing the bust, fastened O horse, that I should form you such ?” round the throat with a heavy gold or silver clasp; a The horse still trembled. hort worked petticoat, and embroidered pelisse' a la “Go," continued Jupiter ; "this time be taught with. Polonaise confined by a broad ornamental girdle. out punishment. To remind thee now and then of Their hair is dressed in long braids, and their wrists thy presumption, the new creature shall continue, (Ju. and waists adorned with solid bracelets and buckles; piter threw a preserving look upon the camel) and the poorest have them. Yet these nymphs of the never be looked upon by thee without shuddering Balkans are household slaves, and are to be seen in the severest weather drawing water at the fountains. ADVANTAGES OF THE DIFFUSION OF KNOWLEDGE.-An

No peasantry in the world are so well off. The intelligent class can scarcely ever be, as a class, vilowest Bulgarian has abundance of every thing; meat, cious; never, as a class, indolent. The excited mental poultry, eggs, milk, rice, cheese, wine, bread, good activity operates as a counterpoise to the stimulus of clothing, and a warm dwelling, and a horse to ride. sense and appetite. The new world of ideas; the new It is true he has no newspaper to inflame his passious, views of the relations of things; the powers, disclosed or a knife and fork to eat with, nor a bedstead to lie to the well-informed mind, present attractions, which, n, and therefore may be considered by some people unless the character is deeply sunk, are sufficient to n'object of pity.-Slade's Travels.

counterbalance the taste tor frivolous or corrupt plea

sures; and thus, in the end, a standard of character is THE HYPOCHONDRIAC PRINCE.—Many distinguished created in the community, which, though it does not ersons, from a disease in the imaginatiou, have fallen invariably save each individual, protects the virtue of ito strange notions regarding their personal indentity the mass.--Everett's Discourse. nd character. In the memoirs of Count de Maurepas, here is an account given of a most singular hypo

DUELLING.–Swift's observation upon duelling is cer. hondriac in the person of the prince of Bourbon. He tainly the best reason that can be assigaed for the continu. nce imagined himself to be a hare, and would suffer no

ance of its practice. He says, “I should be exceedingly il to be rung in the palace, lest the noise should the practice of duelling, as I can discover no political evil

sorry to find the Legislature make any new law against are him in the woods. At another time, he fancied in suffering bullies, sharpers, and rakes, to rid the world of mself to be a plant, and, as he stood in the garden, each other by a method of their own, where the law hath isisted on being watered. He some time afterwards not been able to find an expedient."

COMMUNICATED,

LADY BYRON'S REPLY-HOTHAM ISLAND.

SUBMARINE FORMATIONS. Lady Byron's Reply to Lord Byron's

The following interesting account of the for66 Fare thee well."

mation of a volcanic Island, descriptive of the Yes farewell! farewell forever, Thou thyself hast fix'd our doom,

subjoined engraving, we take from the fiftyBade hope's sweetest blossoms wither,

seventh number of Harper's Family Library, Never more for me to bloom.

containing Mudie's Popular Guide to the Ob“Unforgiving" thou hast call'd me,

servation of Nature. Diest thou ever say “ forgive ?"

In those parts of the ocean which may be reFor the wretch whose wiles enthrall'd thee, garded as covering the slopes of volcanic ridges, Thou didst seem alone to live.

there are still occasional displays of the action Short the span wbich time hath given,

of those vast powers; and there are in many To complete thy love's decay;

places decided proofs of that action having been By unhallowed passions driven,

at some time carried on in situations where it

had ceased before the record of history began. Soon thy heart was taught to stray.

It is important, too, to bear in mind

that the forLived for me that feeling tender,

mation of large tracts of alluvial land so as to Which so well thy verse can shew,

remove the sea to a distance, occasions the inFrom my arms why didst thou wander,

ternal action to cease. In that ridge of mounMy endearments why forego?

tains in France which stands nearest to the Me Wrapt in dreams of joy abiding,

diterranean, on the right bank of the Rhone, On thy breast my head hath lain,

there are many extinct volcanoes; and the plain In thy love and truth confiding,

of Languedoc, which lies between those moun

tains and the sea, is alluvial, composed in many Bliss I cannot know again.

parts of sand, in others of gravel and stones, and When thy heart by me “glanc'd over,"

in others, again, of shells, -the whole giving the First displayed the guilty stain,

clearest evidence of having been under the sea, Would these eyes have closed forever,

or formed by the action of its waters upon the Ne'er to weep thy crimes again.

shores. But, by Heaven's recording spirit,

The farther part of Italy and the island of SiMay that wish forgotten be,

cily are still volcanic countries. Vesuvius and

Etna burn continually, and often pour out erupLife, though now a load, I'd bear it, For the babe I've borne to thee.

tions of melted matters; the whole of Calabria

is subject to earthquakes; and fires are continuIn whose lovely features (let me

ally burning in the little islands which lie nearly All my weakness here confess,

in the line between Vesuvius and Etna. While the struggling tears permit me)

One of the most recent displays of submarine All ber father's I can trace.

action, extending above the surface, which has His, whose image never leaves me,

appeared in those seas, is Whose remembrance, yet, I prize, Who this bitterest feeling gives me,

Still to love where I despise. With regret and sorrow rather,

When our child's first accents flow, I shall teach her to say " Father,"

But his guilt she ne'er shall know. Whilst to-morrow and to-morrow,

Wake me to a widowed bed, In another's arms ro sorrow

Wilt thou feel?--'no fear wilt shed?
For the world's applause, I sought not,

When I tore myself from thee,
Of its praise or blame, I thought not-

What its praise or blame to me?
He in whom my soul delighted,

Frorn his heart my image drove, With contempt my truth requited,

HOTHAM ISLAND. And preferred—a wanton's love.

That island, or rather the symptoms of its Thou art proud, and mark me, Byron,

formation were first observed on the 10th of July, I've a soul proud as thine own,

1831; though on the preceding day quantities of Soft to love, but hard as iron,

charred sea plants and dead fish were observed When despite on me is thrown.

floating on the surface; and sounds resembling

that of thunder were heard. Shocks of earthBut, farewell !-I'll not upbraid thee,

quakes had, indeed, been felt by ships passing Never, never wish thee ill,

the same spot on the 28th of June; but there Wretched thothy crimes have made me

was then no appearance at the surface of the If thou can'st-be happy still.

sea. At about eleven o'clock on the 'Oth, Cap

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