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heat of the place.. "My dear,” her friend replied, "it must telling me of the death of some father, sister, or other relabe the effect of your bustle. What do you stuff it with ?" tive, I to their astonishment would take to laughing, and if “ Hair-horse-hair," was the reply. .“ Hair !—mercy on us !" there was a horse near us, give the lady a drag away to ansays her friend, “it is no wonder you are oppressed that's a other situation. And if then I were asked the meaning of this hot-and-hot material truly. Why, you should do as I do- ill-timed mirth, and this singular movement, what could I , you do not see me fainting; and the reason is, that I stuff my say? Why, sometimes I made the matter worse by replying, bustle with bay_new hay!"
“Dear madam, it is only to save your bustle from the horse ! I heard no more, for the ladies, supposing from my eyes that Stung at length by my misfortunes and the hopelessness of I was a listener, changed the topic of conversation, though my situation, I became utterly reckless, and only thought of indeed it was not necessary, for at the time I had not the carrying out my revenge on the bustles in every way in my slightest notion of what they meant. Time, however, passed power ; and this I must say with some pride I did for a while on most favourably to my wishes another month, and I should with good effect. I got a number of the hated articles manubare called my Catherine my own. She was on a visit to my factured for myself, but not, reader, to wear, as you shall sister, and I had every opportunity to make myself agreeable. hear. Oh! no, but whenever I received an invitation to a We sang together, we talked together, and we danced toge- party—which indeed had latterly been seldom sent me-I ther. All this would have been very well, but unfortunately took one of these articles in my pocket, and, watching a fawe also walked together. It was on the last time we ever did vourable opportunity when all were engaged in the mazy, so that the circumstance occurred which I have now to re- figure of the dance, let it secretly fall amongst them. The late, and which gave the first death-blow to my hopes of hap, result may be imagined-ay, reader, imagine it, for I cannot piness. We were crossing Carlisle-bridge, her dear arm linked describe it with effect. First, the half-suppressed but siin mine, when we chanced to meet a female friend ; and wish- multaneous scream of all the ladies as it was held up for a ing to have a little chat with her without incommoding the claimant ; next, the equally simultaneous movement of the passengers, we got to the edge of the flag-way, near whieh at ladies' hands, all quickly disengaged from those of their part-... ihe time there was standing an old white horse, totally blind. ners, and not raised up in wonder, but carried down to their He was a quiet-looking animal, and none of us could have sup- bustles ! Never was movement in the dance executed with posed from his physiognomy that he had any savage propen- such precision ; and I should be immortalised as the inventor sity in his nature. But imagine my astonishment and horror of an attitude so expressive of sentiment and of feeling. when I suddenly heard my charmer give a scream that pierced Alas ! this is the only consolation now afforded me in my me to the very beart l-and when I perceived that this atro- afflictions : I invented a new attitude-a new movement in the cious old blind brute, having slowly and slyly swayed his head quadrille : let others see that it be not forgotten. I am now round, caught the—how shall I describe it ?-caught my Ca- a banished man from all refined society: no lady will appear, therine--really I can't say how-but he caught her; and be where that odious Mr Bustle, as they call me, might possibly, fore I could extricate her from his jaws, he made a reef in be ; and so no one will admit me inside their doors. 'I bave her garments such as lady never suffered. Silk gown, petti- nothing left me, therefore, but to live out my solitary life, coat, bustle-everything, in fact, gave way, and left an open and vent my execration of bustles in the only place now left inga chasm_an exposure, that may perhaps be imagined, me—the columns of the Irish Penny Journal. but cannot be described.*
As rapidly as I could, of course, I got my fair one into a jarvy, and hurried home, the truth gradually opening in my mind as to the cause of the disaster
it was, that the blind horse, hungry brute, had been attracted by the smell of my Catherine's bustle, made of hay-new hay! Catherine was never the same to me afterwards-she took
THE COMMON OTTER. the most invincible dislike to walk with me, or rather, per. The otter varies in size, some adult specimens measuring no. haps, to be seen in the streets with me. But matters were not more than thirty-six inches in length, tail inclusive, while yet come to the worst, and I had indulged in hopes that she others, again, are to be found from four and a half to five. would yet be mine. I had however taken a deep aversion to feet long. The head of the otter is broad and flat; its muzzle, bustles, and even determined to wage war upon them to the is broad, rounded, and blunt; its eyes small and of a semi.. best of my ability. In this spirit, a few days after, I deter- circular form; neck extremely thick, nearly as thick as the mined to wreak my vengeance on my sister's bustle, for I body; body long, rounded, and very flexible ; legs short and found by this time that she too was emulous of being a Hot muscular ; feet furnished with five sharp-clawed toes, webbed tentot beauty.. Accordingly, having to accompany her and to three-quarters of their extent; tail long, muscular, somemy intended wife to a ball, I stole into my sister's room in the what flattened, and tapering to its extremity. The colour of course of the evening before she went into it to dress, and the otter is a deep blackish brown ; the sides of the head, the pouncing upon her hated bustle, which lay on her toilet table, front of the neck, and sometimes the breast, brownish grey. I inflicted a cut on it with my penknife, and retired. But The belly is usually, but not invariably, darker than the back; what a mistake did I make! Alas, it was not my sister's the fur is short, and of two kinds; the inferior or woolly coat bustle, but my Catherine's! However, we went to the ball, is exceedingly fine and close; the longer hairs are soft and and for a time all went smoothly on. I took out my Cathe- glossy, those on the tail rather stiff and bristly. On either rine as a partner in the dance; but imagine my horror when side of the nose, and just below the chin, are two small lightI perceived her gradually becoming thinner and thinner-los- coloured spots. So much for the appearance of the otter : ing her enbonpoint-as she danced, and, worse than that, that now we come to its dwelling. The otter is common to Eng. every movement which she described in the figure—the ladies' land, Ireland, and Scotland; a marine yariety is also to be met chain, the chassee.
:-was accurately marked-recorded - with, differing from the common only in its superior size and on the chalked floor with-bran! Oh dear! reader, pity me: more furry coat. Some naturalists have set them down as a was ever man so unfortunate? This sealed my doom. She different species : I am, however, disposed to regard them as would never speak to me, or even look at me afterwards. a variety merely.
But this was not all. My character with the sex-ay, with The native haunt of the otter is the river-bank, where both sexes-was also destroyed. I who had been heretofore, amongst the reeds and sedge it forms a deep burrow, in which as I said, considered as an example of prudence and discre- it brings forth and rears its young. Its principal food is fish, tion for a young man, was now set down as a thoughtless, which it catches with singular dexterity. It lives almost devil-may-care wag, never to do well: the men treated me wholly in the water, and seldom leaves it except to devour its coldly, and the women turned their backs upon me; and so thus prey; on land it does not usually remain long at any one in reality they made me what they had supposed I was. It time, and the slightest alarm is sufficient to cause it to plunge was indeed no wonder, for I could never after see a lady with into the stream. Yet, natural as seems a watery residence to a bustle but I felt an irresistible inclination to laughter, and this creature, its hole is perfectly dry; were it to become this too even on occasions when I should have kept a grave otherwise, it would be quickly abandoned. Its entrance, incountenance. If I met a couple of country or other friends in deed, is invariably under water, but its course then points the street, and inquired after their family—the cause, perhaps, upwards into the bank, towards the surface of the earth, and of the mourning in which they were attired while they were it is even provided with several lodges or apartments at dif
ferent heights, into which it may retire in case of floods, • A faot.
throwing up the earth behind it as it proceeds into the re.
cesses of its retreat ; and when it has reached the last and of Vaniere, allusion is made to tame otters employed in fisha most secure chamber, it opens a small hole in the roof for the ing: admission of atmospheric air, without which the animal could “ Should chance within this dark recess betray not of course exist many minutes; and should the flood rise The tender young, bear quick the prize away; so high as to burst into this last place of refuge, the animal Tamed by thy care the useful brood shall join will open a passage through the roof, and venture forth upon The watery chase, and add their toils to thine; land, rather than remain in a damp and muddy bed. During From each close lurking hole shall force away, severe floods, otters are not unfrequently surprised at some And drive within the nets the silver prey; distance from the water, and taken.
As the taught hound the nimble stag subdues, In a wild state the otter is fierce and daring, will make a And o'er the dewy plain the panting hare pursues." determined resistance when attacked by dogs, and being en- Mr Macgillivray, in his interesting volume on British Qua. dued with no inconsiderable strength of jaw, it often punishes drupeds in the Naturalist's Library, mentions several instances its assailants terribly. I have myself seen it break the fore- of otters having been tamed and employed in fishing. Among leg of a stout terrier. Otter-hunting was in former times a others he relates that a gentleman residing in the Outer He. favourite amusement even with the nobility, and regular estab- brides had one that supplied itself with food, and regularly lishments of otter-hounds were kept. The animal is now be returned to the house." M‘Diarmid, in his “Sketches from come scarce, and its pursuit is no longer numbered in our list Nature,” enumerates many others. One otter belonging to a of sports, unless perhaps in Scotland, where, especially in the poor widow, “when led forth plunged into the Urr, and Western Íslands, otter-hunting is still extensively practised. brought out all the fish it could find.” Another, kept at Cors
Otters are easily rendered tame, especially if taken young, bie House, Wigtonshire, “evinced a great fondness for gooseand may be taught to follow their master like dogs, and even berries," fondled “ about her keeper's feet like a pup or kit. to fish for him, cheerfully resigning their prey when taken, ten, and even seemed inclined to salute her cheek, when perand dashing into the water in search of more. A man named mitted to carry her freedoms so far.” A third, belonging to James Campbell, residing near Inverness, had one which fol. Mr Montieth of Carstairs, “though he frequently stole away lowed him wherever he went, unless confined, and would an. at night to fish by the pale light of the moon, and associate swer to its name. When apprebensive of danger from dogs, with his kindred by the river side, his master of course was it sought the protection of its master, and would endeavour too generous to find any fault with his peculiar mode of spend. to spring into his arms for greater security. It was fre- ing his evening hours. In the morning he was always at his quently employed in catching fish, and would sometimes take post in the kennel, and no animal understood better the secret eight or ten salmon in a day. If not prevented, it always at- of keeping his own side of the house.' Indeed his pugnacity tempted to break the fish behind the fin which is next the tail ; in this respect gave him a great lift in the favour of the gameand as soon as one was taken away, it always dived in pur- keeper, who talked of his feats wherever he went, and averred suit of more. It was equally dexterous at sea-fishing, and besides, that if the best cur that ever ran 'only daured to girn' took great numbers of young cod and other fish. When tired at his protegé, he would soon 'mak his teeth meet through it would refuse to fish any longer, and was then rewarded him.' To mankind, however, he was much more civil, and with as much food as it could devour. Having satiated its allowed himself to be gently lifted by the tail, though he obappetite, it always coiled itself up and went to sleep, no mat- jected to any interference with his snout, which is probably ter where it was, in which state it was usually carried home. with him the seat of honour."
Brown relates that a person who kept a tame otter taught Mr Glennon, of Suffolk-street, Dublin, informs me that Mr it to associate with his dogs, who were on the most friendly | Murray, gamekeeper to his Grace the Duke of Leinster, has terms with it on all occasions, and that it would follow its a tame otter, which enters the water to fish when desired, and master in company with its canine friends. This person was lays whatever he catches with due submission at his master's in the habit of fishing the river with nets, on which occasions feet. Mr Glennon further observes, that the affection for his the otter proved highly useful to him, by going into the water owner which this animal exhibits is equal or even superior to that and driving trout and other fish towards the net.
of the most faithful dog. The creature follows him wherever very remarkable that dogs accustomed to otter-hunting were he goes, will suffer him
to lift him up by the tail and carry him so far from offering it the least molestation, that they would under his arm just as good-humouredly as would a dog, will not even hunt any other otter while it remained with them; spring to his knee when he sits at home, and seems in fact on which account its owner was forced to part with it. never happy but when in his company. This otter is well
The otter is of a most affectionate disposition, as may at able to take care of himself, and fearlessly repels the imperti. once be seen from its anxiety respecting its young: Indeed, nent advances of the dogs: with such, however, as treat him the parental affection of this creature is so powerful that the with fitting respect, he is on excellent terms. Sometimes Mr female otter will often suffer herself to be killed rather than Murray will hide himself from this animal, which will immedesert them. Professor Steller says, “ Often have I spared | diately, on being set at liberty, search for him with the the lives of the female otters whose young ones I took away. greatest anxiety, running like a terrier dog by the scent. Mr They expressed their sorrow by crying like human beings, Glennon assures me that he has frequently seen the animal and following me as I was carrying off their young, while they thus trace the footsteps of its master for a considerable discalled to them for aid with a tone of voice which very much tance across several fields, and that too with such precision resembled the crying of children. When I sat down in the as never in any instance to fail of finding him. snow, they came quite close to me, and attempted to carry off I myself had once a tame otter, with a detail of whose habits
On one occasion when I had deprived an otter and manners I shall now conclude this article. When I first of her progeny, I returned to the place eight days after, and obtained the animal she was very young, and not more than found the female sitting by the river listless and desponding, sixteen inches in length: young as she was, she was very who suffered me to kill her on the spot without making any fierce, and would bite viciously if any one put his hand near attempt to escape. On skinning her I found she was quite the nest of straw in which she was kept. As she grew a little wasted away from sorrow for the loss of her young." This older, however, she became more familiarized to the approaches affection which the otter, while in a state of nature, displays of human beings, and would suffer herself to be gently stroked towards her young, is when in captivity usually transferred upon the back or head ; when tired of being caressed, she to her master, or perhaps, as in an instance I shall mention would growl in a peculiar manner, and presently use her by and bye, to some one or other of his domestic animals. As sharp teeth if the warning to let her alone were not attended an example of the former case I may mention the following :- to. In one respect the manners of this animal presented a A person named Collins, who lived near Wooler in Northum- striking contrast to the accounts I had read and heard of other berland, had a tame otter, which followed him wherever he tame individuals. She evinced no particular affection for me; went. He frequently took it to the rirer to fish for its own she grew tame certainly, but her tameness was rather of a food, and when satisfied it never failed to return to its mas- general than of an exclusive character: unlike other wild animals ter. One day in the absence of Collins, the otter being taken which I had at different times succeeded in domesticating, this out to fish by his son, instead of returning as usual, refused to creature testified no particular gratitude to her master, and answer to the accustomed call, and was lost. Collins tried whoever fed her, or set her at liberty, was her favourite for the every means to recover it; and after several days' search, bo- time being. She preferred fish to any other diet, and eagerly ing near the place where his son had lost it, and calling its devoured all descriptions, whether taken in fresh or salt name, to his very great joy the animal came crawling to his water, though she certainly preferred the former. She would feet. In the following passage of the “Prædium Rusticum" | seize the fish between her fore paws, hold it firmly on the
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ground, and devour it downwards to the tail, which with the -d practice which I have not as yet seen recorded in the head the dainty animal rejected. When fish could not be natural history of this animal. I had this otter in my possesprocured, she would eat, but sparingly, of bread and milk, as sion nearly two years, and have in the above sketch mentioned well as the lean of raw meat; fat she could on no account be only a few of its most striking peculiarities. Did I not fear prevailed upon to touch.
encroaching on space which is perhaps the property of anTowards other animals my otter for a long period main- other contributor, I could have carried its history to a much tained an appearance of perfect indifference. if a dog ap. greater length.
H. D. R. proached her suddenly, she would utter a sharp, whistling noise, and betake herself to some place of safety: if pursued, she would turn and show fight. If the dog exhibited no symp
RANDOM SKETCHES. No. II. toms of hostility, she would presently return to her place at the fireside, where she would lie basking for hours at a time. There reached our city, on the morning of the 29th day of
When I first obtained this animal, there was no water suffi- July, and sailed from it on the night of the 31st, the most ciently near to where I lived in which I could give her an remarkable person perhaps by whom our shores have been occasional bath; and being apprehensive, that, it entirely lately visited. Were we to second our own feelings, we would deprived of an element in which nature had designed her to applý a higher epithet to William Lloyd Garrison, but we pass so considerable a portion of her existence, she would have chosen one in which we are persuaded all parties would languish and die, I allowed her a tub as a substitute for her agree who partook of his intercourse, however much they native river; and in this she plunged and swam with much may differ from each other and from him in principle and in apparent delight. It was in this manner that I became ac- practice. The object of this short paper is to leave on the quainted with the curious fact, that the otter, when passing pages of our literature some record of an extraordinary indialong beneath the surface of the water, does not usually vidual, who is a literary man himself, being the editor and accomplish its object by swimming, but by walking along the proprietor of a successful newspaper published at Boston in bottom, which it can do as securely and with as much rapi- Massachusetts ; but his name may be best recommended to dity as it can run on dry land.
our readers in connection with that of the well-known George After having had my otter about a year, I changed my Thompson, whose eloquence was so powerful an auxiliary to residence to another quarter of the town, and the stream well the unnumbered petitions which at length wrung from our known to all who have seen Edinburgh as the “Water of legislature the just but expensive emancipation of the West Leith,” flowed past the rere of the house. The creature being Indian negroes. Community of action and of suffering, as by this time so tame as to be allowed perfect liberty, I took it pleaders for the rights of the black and coloured population of down one evening to the river, and permited it to disport itself the United States, has rendered them bosom friends, and for the first time since its capture in a deep and open stream. each has a child called after the name of the other. Thompson The animal was delighted with the new and refreshing enjoy- is now a denizen of the United Kingdom ; but while we ment, and I found that a daily swim in the river greatly con- write, Garrison is crossing the broad Atlantic to encounter duced to its health and happiness. I would sometimes walk for new dangers : comparatively safe at home, his life is forfeited nearly a mile along the balak, and the happy and frolicsome whenever he ventures to pass the moral line of demarcation creature would accompany me by water, and that too so which separates the free from the slave states-forfeited so rapidly that I could not even by very smart walking keep surely as there is a rifle in Kentucky or a bowie knife in pace with it. On some occasions it caught small fish, such as Alabama. minnows, eels, and occasionally a trout of inconsiderable We have set Garrison down as an American nobleman," size. When it was only a minnow or a small eel which it and the “ peerage” in which we look for his titles and digni. caught, it would devour" it in the water, putting its head for ties is “ The Martyr Age of the United States of America,” that purpose above the surface : when, however, it had made by Harriet Martineau—a writer to whom none will deny the a trout its prey, it would come to shore, and devour it more possession of discrimination, which is all we contend for, at leisure. I strove very assiduously to train this otter to * William Lloyd Garrison is one of God's nobility-the head fish for me, as I had heard they have sometimes been taught of the moral aristocracy, whose prerogatives we are contemto do; but I never could succeed in this attempt, nor could I plating. It is not only that he is invulnerable to injury-that he eren prevail upon the animal to give me up at any time the early got the world under his feet in a way which it would
have fish which she had taken : the moment I approached her to do made Zeno stroke his beard with a complacency to witness; so, as if suspecting iny intention, she would at once take to but that in his meekness, his sympathies, his self-forgetful. the water, and, crossing to the other side of the stream, devour ness, he appears covered all over with the stars and orders' her prey in security. This difficulty in training I impute to of the spiritual realm whence he derives his dignities and his the animal's want of an individual affection for me, for it was powers. At present he is a marked man wherever he turns. not affection, but her own pleasure, which induced her to fol. The faces of his friends brighten when his step is heard : the low me down the stream ; and she would with equal willing people of colour almost kneel to him; and the rest of society ness follow any otlaer person who happened to release her jeers, pelts, and execrates him. Amidst all this, his gladsome from her box. This absence of affection was probably nothing life rolls on, too busy to be anxious, and too loving to be more than peculiarity of disposition in this individual, there sad.' He springs from his bed singing at sunrise : and if being numerous instances of a contrary nature upon record. during the day tears should cloud his serenity, they are never
Although this, otter failed to exhibit those affectionate shed for himself. His countenance of steady compassion gives traits of character which have displayed themselves in other hope to the oppressed, who look to him as the Jews looked individuals of her tribe towards the human species, she was to Moses. It was this serene countenance, saint-like in its by no means of a cold or unsocial disposition towards some of earnestness and purity, that a man bought at a print-shop, my smaller domestic animals. With an Angora cat she soon where it was exposed without a name, and hung up as the after I got her formed a very close friendship, and when in most apostolic face he ever saw.
It does not alter the case the house was unhappy when not in the company of her friend. that the man took it out of the frame, and hid it when he I had one day an opportunity of witnessing a singular display found that it was Garrison who had been adorning his of attachment on the part of this otter towards the cat:-X parlour.”. And he can be no common man of whom it is little terrier dog attacked the latter as she lay by the fire, and recorded in the work to which we have already alluded, that, driving her t'nence, pursued her under the table, where she on starting a newspaper for the advocacy of abolition princistood on her: defence, spitting and setting up her back in ples, “Garrison and his friend Knapp, a printer, were ere defiance: at this instant the otter entered the apartment, and long living in a garret, on bread and water, expending all no sooner did she perceive what was going on, than she flew their spare earnings and time on the publication, and that with much fury and bitterness upon the dog, seized him by the when it sold particularly well (says Knapp), we treated face with her teeth, and would doubtless have inflicted a severe ourselves with a bowl of milk.”_'The Martyr Age of the chastisement upon him, had I not hastened to the rescue, and, United States of America, p. 5. separating the combatants, expelled the terrier from the room. As we are not writing his memoir, we refer such of our
When permitted to wander in the garden, this otter would readers as may be curious to inquire further into the subject search for grubs, worms, and snails, which she would cat with to the pamphlet just cited, and to the chapter headed, Garmuch apparent relish, detaching the latter from their shell rison," in the work on America by the same writer. To one with surprising quickness and dexterity. She would likewise extraordinary feature of his character, however, we cannot mount ujjon the chairs at the window, and catch and eat flies I forbear adverting. He belongs to a society instituted for the
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apparently negative purpose of non-resistance, and is there
APOLOGUES AND FABLES, fore the safest of all antagonists. Buffet as you list the head
IN PROSE AND VERSE, FROM THE GERMAN AND OTHER and sides of W. L. Garrison, and you receive no buffet in re
LANGUAGES. turn. That this is owing to no deficiency of personal courage, admits of demonstration. Neither the prison into which he was cast when a mere lad in one state, the price set on his
No. IV.-THE EAGLE AND THE DOVE, head in another, nor the tar-kettle to which he would on one occasion have been dragged but for a stout arm that came to Joyous with youth, an Eagle spread his pinions his rescue, has been able to make Garrison swerve from what One sunny summer day, he considers to be his line of duty. Another cause of this And through the wilderness of Air's dominions disposition to passive endurance must be sought, and it is Arose in quest of prey, easily found: he is in love_deeply in love with all mankind. When, lo ! the forest-ranger's musquet roared, His principle is to “resist not evil ;” and he acts upon it to
And struck him as he soared, the fullest extent. "In fact, he appears to be several centuries Shattering the tendons of one buoyant wing, in advance of his time, and to live in a millennium of his own And down to earth he fell, poor wounded thing! creating.
Deep in the hollow of a grassy grove, We shall only add, that the effect which this remarkable man Where sleepy myrtles bloomed, and dark boughs wove produced on the minds of those who companied with him while A trellis-curtain to shut out the sun, in Dublin, was of a' vory peculiar nature. Among these were He lay for three long days, with none persons of various sects and parties,' and of all varieties of To tend him in that lowly lair, temperament, but nearly all seemed to concur in their esti- And fed for three long nights upon his heart's despair ! mate of his character. Though many seemed to think that All-healing Nature brought at length he carried out the great principle of love to an unnecessary
Relief at least from agonizing pain, extent, none seemed able to gainsay his reasonings. Here And some return of youthful strength. and there tears were seen to start, not called forth by any Feebly he leaves his couch 'and crawls along, sublime sentiment or tender emotion to which he had given And tries to raise his wing - alas ! in vain words at the moment, but educed as it were by the abstract The glory has departed from the Strong, contemplation of the image of intense virtue which he repre- And henceforth he can only hope to gain sented and most agreed in the opinion, that of all individuals A mean prey from the surface of that earth with whom they had ever been acquainted, he was the one of Which gives the worm and beetle birth. whom it could be with most justice asserted, that none could
In mournful mood he rests beside a stream ; hold much intercourse with him without becoming better. His He looks up towards the tall majestic trees Dublin host sailed to Liverpool on Monday evening for the
Whose tops are waving to the mountain-breeze; mere purpose of enjoying his company for three hours more, He sees the sun's unconquerable beam which was all the arrangements the Boston 'steamer would Shine forth; he gazes on his native skies, permit, in which he was to leave Liverpool on Tuesday. And tears gush from his eyes. It would be an act of great injustice to close this article
While Sorrow thus oppressed the noble Bird, without making some mention of Garrison's congenial friend
A rustling sound was heard and companion Nathaniel Peabody Rogers of Plymouth, in A flutter as of soft wings through the groveNew Hampshire, also the editor and proprietor of a newspa- And presently a Turtle-Dove per, of whom, however, we shall only say, that if (as the
Alighted on a myrtle-bough anear. phrase goes) anything happened to W. L. Garrison, he is the
He saw the Eagle droop his kingly head; man who would be ready to occupy his place in the admiration He saw tear after tear and execration of America.
Fall from his eyes into the dark rill under,
Troubled his tender breast. My friend, he said,
Thou grievest! What has made thee grieve? . of things : the past is gone, the future is not come, and the
Thou showest thy wing—Ah! thou art maimed for life! present becomes the past even while we attempt to define it,
Well I what of that? Thou shouldst rejoice to leave and, like the flash of the lightning, at once exists and expires. Time is the measure of all things, but is itself immeasurable,
A world whose very pleasures must be won by Strife !
For, hast thou not around thee here and the grand discloser of all things, but is itself undisclosed.
All blessings that can make Existence dear ? Like space, it is incomprehensible, because it has no limit, and it would be still more so, if it had.
When high the noontide sunbeam burns,
It is more in its source than the Nile, and its termination, than the Niger; and ad
Yield not these latticed walls a soothing shade?
When starry Night again returns,
Doth not her lamp light up this pleasanit glade ?
from your orange bowors; to pain, and lends expectation a curb, but enjoyment a spur.
Almost thy very path lies over flowers ! It robs beauty of her charms, to bestow them on her picture,
The trees around thee, the rich earth below, and builds a monument to merit, but denies it a house ; it is
Teem with luxuriance of sweet fruits for food; the transient and deceitful flatterer of falsehood, but the tried and final friend of truth. Time is the most subtle, yet the
The rapid and resounding flood
That rushes downward from the mountain most insatiable of depredators, and by appearing to take no
Flows here, will here for ever flow, thing, is permitted to take all, nor can it be satisfied until it
Diminished to a silver fountain has stolen the world from us, and us from the world. It constantly flies, yet overcomes all things by flight ; and although
That sings its way o'er golden sands, it is the present ally, it will be the future conqueror of death.
Fringed by the lily and young violet.
Here hast thou all a placid soul demands ! Time, the cradle of hope, but the 'grave of ambition, is the
What wouldst thou more? Or, canst thou still regret stern corrector of fools, but the salutary counsellor of the wise,
A barren' world, which only lures and juggles! bringing all they dread to the one, and all they desire to the other; like Cassandra, it warns us with a voice that even the
Its dupes to leave them doubly sad and lonely? sages discredit too long, and the silliest believe too late. Wis
My friend! Mind was not made to spend itself in struggles! dom walks before it, opportunity with it, and repentance be
True Happiness lies in Contentment only,
And true Contentment ever dwells apart hind it; he that has made it his friend, will have little to fear from his enemies; but he that has made it his enemy, will have
From Competition and Ambition_brooks little to hope from his friends.—Burn's Youthful Piety.
All wants- is rich though poor, and strong when weakest! DIFFIDENCE.- A man gets along faster with a sensible mar
Ah, Wise Onel spake the Eagle- and his looks
Betrayed the unaltered anguish of his heartried woman in hours than with a young girl in whole days. It is next to impossible to make them talk, or to reach them.
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GARRY CASTLE, KING'S COUNTY. ANONG the many singular characters who figured in Ireland in all respects conformable to the laws and regulations of the during the last century, by no means the least remarkable was Brehons—himself the grand centre of all authority, his will Thomas Coghlan, or Mac Coghlan, the last descendant of a the fountain of all justice, and his own hand in most cases long and ancient family, the ruins of whose fortalice are the the administrator of his judgments. Such being the Mac subject of the sketch at the head of this article, at least as Coghlan, or “the Maw," as he was more generally and rather they appeared some five or six years ago. This extraordinary whimsically designated, it is little wonder that he should live personage may justly be regarded as the last of the Irish in the fondest remembrance of a people so deeply attached to tanistry, as well from his pertinacious adherence to the habits old names and old ways as the Irish all over the King's and maxims of that defunct institution, as from bis being until County generally, but particularly in that district of it anhis death possessed of the princely domains of his race, almost ciently known as the Mac Coghlan's country, now the barony unimpaired by the many confiscations and revolutions which of Garry Castle, so called from the castle before alluded to, the have swept away so many proud names from the records of ruins of which stand beside the road leading from Birr to Ireland, thus uniting in himself the influence of traditional Banagher, and about half a mile from the latter town. rank, of such magical weight here, with the influence of terri- These interesting remains consist of the tall square keep torial possessions, of such magical weight every where. Al- seen in the accompanying view, and the mouldering walls of though for many years a member of the Irish Parliament, as some outer buildings, the entire enclosed in a considerable area, representative for the King's County, the laws which he as- with round towers at the corners, and entered by a fortified sisted in making were not at all the laws which he adminis- gateway. They seem to be of some antiquity, this having tered. At home every thing was on the patriarchal system, I been the site, at all events, of the house of the Mac Coghlans