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when such was publicly asserted, and as song of the Angels on the birth of the publicly and unblushingly admitted.- Saviour is the first Christmas Carol. It is to be discovered daily in his wri. There used to be upwards of one huntings, as a sneer at religion, when oppor• dred different carols printed annually. tunity offers, is 'never permitted to pass unmade; and it may be discovered daily DESCENDANTS OF JOAN D'ARC. in his conduct, allowing, as he does, the By letters patent of Charles VII., conanimal to preponderate over the moral. firmed by Henry II. and Louis XIII., the
His giant genius has done much more, brothers of Joan d'Arc, and all their pos. perhaps, than any inan living for Phy, terity, male aud female, were ennobled. sical Science, and much is owing tủ him At the present moment M. Gauttier, a for his improvements in thermometers; young and learned orientalist, and Mabut no thermometer of his or other man's dame de Chuntereyne, the wife of a couninvention denotes atmospherical varia- sellor at the Court of Cassation, have tions better than his most rubicund straw, proved their descent in the female line berry nose does the cheer both as to kind from Pierre d'Arc, one of the brothers of and quantity in which he indulges his the heroine of Orleans, and the court has giant appetite. Of his personal appear registered the letters patent, in confirmaance, anything but to be proud of, he is tion of their claim. most prodigiously vain-his caroty red hair he dies with nitrate of silver, the
Anecdotiana. fore locks are black, those on the crown of the head a inost splendid purple, and those at the back hang in their own lux Not long since, an eminent lawyer of urious sunny colour.
Ohio, closed a pathetic harangue to a Much however is due to him, on the jury, in the following strain .“And score of his talents, no man living has a
now the shades of night had shrouded the more clear calculating and Mathematical earth in darkness; all nature lay wrapt head, and he clothes the tedium of scien
in solemn thought, when these defendant tifie detail, in language so forcible and ruffians came rushing like a mighty tor. expressive, as to tako much
from rent from the hills down to the abode of its uninteresting character.
peace, broke open the plaintiff's door, The discovery of his talents is a curious separated the weeping mother from her tale. A minister riding in the country, screeching infant, and took away my heard behind a hedge a person demon client's rifles, gentlemen of the jury, for strating a problem ; on peeping over, he which we charge only fifteen dollars.” saw a boy with a patch of wet mud before him, on which he had described a problem : after having worked it, he drew When the route of the Simplon was near the palm of his hand over its surface, completed, M. Ceard, the engineer, made a described another problem, and in like model of the undertaking, and employed an manner worked that. This boy is now Italian to prepare a cast in plaster of the John Leslie, professor of natural philo- model, to send to Paris, for the inspection sophy.
of Napoleon. The Italian contrived to make a duplicate, unknown to M. Ceard,
which was sent to the Emperor of RusIn the last days of Advent, the Cala- sia. As soon as this became known to brian minstrels enter Rome, and are to M. Ceard, he wrote to the Minister of the be seen in every street, saluting the shrines Interior, entreating that he would repreof the Virgin Mother with their wild mu sent the fact of the model having been sic, under the traditional notion of sooth- surreptitiously obtained, and sent to the ing her until the time of her infant's Emperor Alexander. Napoleon, upon birth at the approaching Christmas. Just the excuse being made to him, said, before Christmas, the minstrels descend “ Tell Ceard not to be uneasy about it; from the mountains of Naples and Rome, if Alexander has the model, I have the in order to play before the pictures of Simplon.” the Virgin and Child, which are placed in various parts of every Italian town. Christmas Carols are now fast travelling Since the Elephant has by Vittoria been fed, put of notice and use ; they are scarcely Much higher she, doubtless, will hold up her known to many but as matter of legen- When a Princess condescends, and with her dary record. "Carol is considered to be own hand, derived from cantare, to sing, and rola, To give her sweet cakes, to a Lady so grand; an interjection of joy ; such is Bourne's No Elephant ere was so honor'd before. derivation in Brand's Antiquities. The
ORIGINAL ANECDOTE OF NAPOLEON.
Diary and® Chronology.
Fridav, January 1, 1830. The Circumcision. New Year's Day.---St. Faine of Ireland.--Sun rises 5m after 8
Sets 55 m after 5.
Whether the weather be snow or raine
And thle Viburnum is sure to blowe.
It is a custom with the modern Jews on New Year's Day to sound the horn. to invite the people to hearken with humility and attention to the judgments of God, and to thank him for his favour and support during the year which has just ended. this festival lasts two days, and all the people in the synagogue are to pray with
a loud voice and in a humbler posture than usual. Jan. 1, 1589.-Time's Telescope for the present year tells us that, on this day, Sir Francis
Drake presented Queen Elizabeth with a fan made of white and red feathers, with
Saturdav, Jan. 2.
Born on this day at Westerham, near Seven Oaks, Kent, the gallant, but
Sunday, Jan. 3.
SECOND SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS.
St. Genevieve, Patroness of Paris.
Monday, Jan. 4. $t Gregory, Bishop of Langres --High Water 8m after 9 Morn.-49m after 9 Aftern. Jan. 4, 1724.- This day records the resignation of the crown of Spain by Philip V. to his sofi,
He retired from the toils of Government to his palace of St. Ildefonso. It is not a little remarkable that within the short space of eighty years, no less than four soverelgns abdicated their throne :-viz. Christiana II, of Sweden. in 1654 ; Casimir, king of Poland, in 1667; Philip, king of Spain, in 1724, and Amadeus, king of Sardinia, in 1786.
Tuesday, Jan. 5.
St. Telesphorus, died A. D. 152. Jan. 5, 1476.-Anniversary of the defeat and death of Charles the Bold, dnke of Burgundy,
in a battle fought on the eve of the Epiphany, with the duke of Lorrain, in the
Wednesday, Jan. 6.
Thursday, Jan. 7.
appear, the English had retained possession of it for more than two centuries previous to the time of losing the possession of it.
Friday, Jan. 8. St. Pega of Engiand.--High Water fm after 1-29m after 1. Jan. 8, 1642.-On this day expired Galileo the celebrated astronomer, who was unquestion.
ably one of the greatest men 'that ever lived; the following curious particulars is related of him." A pump more than thirty-two feet in height having chanced to be erected in Florence, where he lived. the philosopher finding the water would not rise as usual to its top, set himself immediately to endeavour to account for the unexpected phenomenon ; and, after examining the case, came to the conclu.
sion, that Nature abhorred a vacuum, but for the first two and thirty feet only. Vols. I. II. III. and IV. being completed, may be had together or separate ; price of the four
Vols, Extra Boards, 12. 108. As many of the Nos. and early Parts are nearly out of print, persona desirous of completing
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to the wall on one side the hearth, sup
plied the place of chairs. Immediately THE FOUR FUGITIVES. opposite the resting-place, was the door A TALE OF 1658,
which afforded egress to the inmates, and
between that and the hearth was a decayed The storm which had long threatened, and broken casement, before which was burst forth about midnight with astonish. hung a piece of old and dirty sail-cloth : ing fury, and loud peals of thunder roused a doorway led into the other chamber, from their dog-like slumbers the three and a shelf on which was displayed a few inmates of a miserable hut, which then drinking cups, completed the miserable stood on a cliff jutting over the sea, near aspect of the place. to the inconsiderable liitle village of Bright
Seated on the chair, which was placed helmstone.
before the hearth, and gazing on the dying The walls of this hut were formed of embers with a vacant stare, sat a young mud, and a partition of similar material man attired in tattered and mean habili. divided the interior into two unequal ments ; his skin, always dark, when seen parts: in the largest of the two a few by the uncertain light which the hut afflickering embers yet blazed on the rude forded, appeared almost to approach a hearth, while on a block of wood, serv- Moorish tint; his eyes, likewise dark, ing for a table, stood an expiring lamp, were large and penetrating ; now aboundfrom which occasionally a fitful blaze ing with deep thought, and then anon would spring, and light with sudden glare, flashing with glee, as though their owner surrounding objects. By its aid might was one on whom the frowns of Dame be discovered 'little that every fisher's Fortune had fallen in no trifling degree, cabin might not boast of possessing ; no but who possessed spirits of so mercurial article of furniture adorned the hut, save a character, that the severest misfortune an old high-back’d chair ; strings of dried would descend upon him lightly; as fish decorated the roof; a bench fastened though that which would bow another 2-VOL. V. B
with misery to the earth, would but with clined the manly figure of a person of him serve to vary life with some slight middle age. portion of seriousness. His features were The fire-watcher had dropped his eye80 strongly marked as to approach coarse. lids; loud snoring testified the profound ness in their expression ; but a certain air repose Hans Molken enjoyed, and he of nobleness in his appearance, as though who lay on the floor was buried in slum. his spirit scorned the clothes which pru- ber, when the sudden bursting of the storm dence commanded him to wear, proclaim aroused them. ed him elevated far above that rank which « Richard ! to arms !" shouted the at the first glance would have been as. young man, addressing his startled comsigned him. His dark hair, curling in panion, and springing from his seat; a wild confusion over his shoulders, an second burst of thunder passed over their nounced him to be one of those Cavaliers heads, and distinctly might the waves be who were at that unfortunate period forced heard, lashing with angry power the base by stern fate to adopt almost incredible of the cliff. disguises to escape the barbarous war “ 'Tis but the storm," muttered he to fare of their fanatical and victorious ad- whom the ejaculation was addressed, with versaries.
half-closed lips, “ sleep on, Sir ; to: A second person reclined at full length morrow we may perchance pass without on the bench, and displayed a stout, short, rest;" and following precept with prac square-built figure, whose gard showed tice, he again threw himself on the ground, his occupation to be that of a fisherman, and composed himself to slumber. and whose sleepy, passionless eye and “ Right-right,” answered the other, features, announced his Dutch parentage; and suffering his form to sink into the cathis was Hans Molken, the owner of the pacious chair, once more he fixed a wonhovel ; while, at a trifling distance from dering gaze upon the embers. Hans the other two, lying stretched on the floor, Molken, more accustomed to these storms and muffled up in a large cloak, re- in all their fury, did but turn upon his
šide, mutter'" Der deyvil!" and sleep on his head he wore a broad-brimmed again.
hat, with drooping feathers, which partly “ Loud roared the spirit of the storm,” concealed his features, and in his arms he mighty gusts of wind swept o'er the steep, bore a slight female figure, closely enbut sheltered by a rising rock from their wrapped likewise in a large roquelaire. violence, the little hut remained safe from The Cavalier advanced and tendered all danger of destruction. Bright flashes his services, but the arm of the stranger of lightning played across the horizon, waved him away ; the latter advanced to and when the wind paused in its wild ca the hearth, and seated his fainting comreer, torrents of rain descended.
panion in the chair ; in the act of stoopSuddenly the young man bent forward ing, the hat she wore fell off, and although with convulsive motion, and then, start rich clusters of ringlets fell over her neck ing from his seat, he uttered in the loud- and shoulders, enough might be discoest whisper possible,
vered to prove her countenance was be" Richard ! Richard ! arouse thee, witchingly beautiful. The discovery of this cursed lamp," and he dashed it to her face produced a great variety of feelthe ground, " has betrayed us."
ings in the breast of the Cavalier; his “ How now, my lord ?-[ hear no colour came and went with astonishthing,” sleepily answered he who reposed ing rapidity, and the look with which he on the ground.
turned to survey again the person of her “ Then aróise thy drowsy ears, and companion, betrayed the mingled feelings listen well. There ! Didst not hear it which swelled his bosom. His agitation, then? They come-they come-out however, passed away unnoticed: the with thy trusty blade, good Richard, let Durchman proceeded to open a cupboard, us not die like children!”
which would have defied the scrutiny of The person addressed had started from any supervisor, and drew a bottle of his recumbent position, and listened at Nantz from it, which he handed to the tentively.
stranger. “Good sir, your ears deceive you; " A thousand thanks, good fellow," 'tis not the sound of pursuers, but the cry he cried, “ I will repay you for this kindof some bewildered traveller that comes ness.--But prithee, have you any place borne on the blast."
in which this lady can repose for a short “A traveller, Richard? What should period ? Your hospitality shall not go a traveller on a barren cliff like this at unrewarded.” midnight? A feint, sir, a mere feint to
“ There is yonder room,
answered draw us forth. Confusion on this vile Hans, in his best English, “ but it has no disguise, which forced me to discard my better bed than straw.” trusty sword.” At that moment the wind The stranger had knelt by the side of having sunk to a mere whisper, a loud the chair which supported the lady, who and anguished cry for help distinctly now seemed somewhat recovered from her reached the ears of all.
exhaustion. My life on't, there's no disguise in “ Dearest Roselle, will a straw bed ihat,"exclaimed Richard ;“there's agony
content you ?” in the very sound,” and he hastened to “ Oh yes, Robert; grateful will any wards the door.
resting place be. But you—you require “How !” shouted the Cavalier,"would repose. you betray me ?-sacrifice me for a stran Fear not for me, dearest; a soldier
is not aceustomed to sumptuous fare or Richard looked at him reproachfully, lodging; the threshold of your door yet hesitated.
will well content me.” “ Der des vil !” exclaimed the Dutch The lamp was relit, and Roselle, taking man, " would'st pause and suffer him it in her hand, bent gracefully to those to die? Shall we not be three to one ?” around, and, supported to the door by he added contemptuously, as he rushed her companion, entered the inner chamfroin the hut.
ber. “Follow him, an ve think it no de Drink, friends," cried the stranger, ception, follow him in the name of Hea- handing the bottle to Richard, yen!" Richard waited no second bido many thanks for your timely assistance." ding, but vanished instantly.
" Name it not, sir," replied Richard, Few moments elapsed, ere the Dutch " the inan who can hear the voice of dis. man and his companion re-entered the tress, and not fly to the aid of the sufhut, accompanied by a stranger; he was ferer, is unfit for civilized society.” The a man of athletic yet finely formed figure, stranger grasped the hand of the speaker, as near as might be judged from a person and shook it cordially; the young man, enveloped in the folds of a large cloak ; who interpre!ed these words, however