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fusion ; for, Lord William had expired a its most westerly thickets stood a wide few minutes before he reached the portico. dreary building, which had once been the

The sad event being, with all speed, abode of a wealthy Franklin ; he had announced to the Marquess of Lansdowne, been slain or dispossessed in these illin London, orders were soon received at governed times, and the house was now Bowood, for the interment of the corpse, ostensibly a hostel, with the sign of the and the arrangement of the funeral pro- Brazen Helmet. It was a huge straggling cession. The former was directed to take structure of rough stone, a perfect jumble place at High Wickham, in the vault of gables and chimnies climbing one over which contained Lord Williani's mother : another, miserably out of repair, situated the latter was appointed to halt at two in a deep glade from whence the trees specified places, during the two nights on retired, except eight or nine old elms that which it would be on the road. Mr. Jarvis flung their ample shade over the clamberand Dr. Priestley attended the body. On ing roof. the first day of the melancholy journey, It was about nine o'clock in the eventhe latter gentleman, who had hitherto said ing of the day after the Bishop's enthronelittle on the subject of the appearance to ment, when mine host of the Helmet, a Mr. Alsop, suddenly addressed his compowerful but ill-looking fellow, came forth panion, with considerable emotion, in and fixed a blazing pine-torch over the nearly these words-" There are some · porch, above which an old rusly morion very singular circumstances connected claimed the proud title of this wretched with this event, Mr. Jarvis ; and a most inn. In none of his best humours, (for remarkable coincidence between a dream company had been slack, and the robof the late Lord William, and our present bers, his regular guests, absent an unusual mournful engagement. A few weeks ago, time, he felt little soothed when, looking as I was passing by his room door one into the forest illumed by the red flame, morning, he called me to his bedside: he descried a miserable looking man, Doctor, (said he) what is your Christian with hurried but staggering steps advance name ? Surely (said I) you know it is ing to the door ; his dress was torn and Joseph.-Well, then, replied he in a lively stained, his eye blood-shot, his whole manner,' if you are a Joseph, you can appearance distracted ; one hand clutchinterpret a dream for me, which I had ed together his dishevelled garments, last night, I dreamed Doctor that I set out while the other grasped a sealed packet upon a long journey; that I stopped the and a signet ring. first night at Hungerford ; whither I went " How now ?” exclaimed the savage, without touching the ground : that I flew are we to whistle to the wind for lack from thence to Salt Hill, where I remained of company till it sends us a dying mar the next night; and arrived at High for a guest ?”-for now the figure reeled Wickham, on the third day : where my and fell across the threshold. dear mamma, beautiful an angel, us !” he continued, as he surveyed more stretched out her arms, and caught me closely the pallid, distorted countenance, with them. Now, continued the Doctor, till his own seemed to catch its reflected “these are precisely the places where the hue," it cannot be !" dear child's corpse will remain on this and Wine, Gotta! wine, or I die !" fal. the succeeding night, before we reach his tered Warner, for it was he, « raise memother's vault which is finally to receive so-never stare and gasp, man; if I have

suffered, I have done also, and there is Imake no further remark on this sin- comfort yet," (smiling ghastfully on the gular narrative, than to assure the reader packet in his hand,) " but bring me wine of my own solemn belief of the truth of or rather, bear me in--take down your all its particulars.

brand-bolt and bar thy doors,”-he

attempted to rise, but would have fallen, Tales of the Tapestry;

had not Golta caught him in his arms,

and, carrying him like a child into the THE DETHRONED.

house, placed him in its principal apartLICHFIELD.*

It was a large room extending

over half the building. A plentiful heap For the Olio.

of turf and brushwood blazed in a vast Warner, perfectly frantic with conflict- looked like some temple of the penates.

vaulted fire-place, whose gaping orifice ing passions, his flesh flayed with lashes, Venison and boar hams, mingled with and his mind raw with the sense of dis- flitches, bunches of dried herbs, and great honour and rage for revenge, made instinctively for the Forest of Cannock. In lofty roof; wooden and iron utensils of

ropes of golden onions swung from the * Continued from p. 312.

cookery, interspersed with less peaceful

* But save





instruments, hung round the room, which Here he unfolded the packet, and read by day was lighted only from the top. as follows:

A melancholy looking, middle-aged woman rose from the long settle by the

"Sweet Brother, fire with a scream, as Warner was placed By the mercy of Heaven and the on it; a sturdy lad was roused from his courage of the good Warden, I have half-sleep at the apparition ; and a large escaped my cruel thrall, and have taken wolf-dog, whose deep hoarse bark had sanctuary with the Prioress of the Black never ceased since the stranger's ap- Benedictines; any missives with your proach, now dropped his tail and ears, signet (which the holy father will restore whimpered,-laid his monstrous head to you when he gives you these) will be on Warner's knee, and seeined fully to welcomed, till you arrange for the final enter into the melancholy, state of his old deliverance of acquaintance.

- The widowed Wife of De Courtnaye. Meat and wine were now brought forth,

"From the House of the Benedictines in attacking which the Captain seemed at Fairwell.” - the personification of famine and thirst; and the lustre returned to his blue eye By all that's mischievous, how fell and the colour to his cheek. But ere he these missiyes into thine hands ?” said detailed his adventures, he requested to

Gotta. be led into the Chamber of Dais, (for I was roaming over the wild Cansuch there had been when the house had nock like a mad wolf; my entrails were better owners,) and thither the hostess consuming away with fury, when I saw conducted him. There stripping himself a man- sprung upon him-I had done with a groan of rage, shame, and pain, so were it my own father! He took the he submitted his lashed shoulders to the death stroke as calmly as I would a sa. eye and hand of his hostess, who, with a lute from my mistress-staggered on his skill and tenderness ill suited 10 hér situa- knees-and, as he clasped his handstion and appearance, washed his stripes, but not to me-my dagger smote him fomented them with healing herbs, and, again, for he had the shaven crown, and by the various medicaments she employ- I was smarting from the spite of shaven ed, showed herself at least as much mis- crowns ;-he was dead, but I spurned, tress of pharmacy as a proficient in cook- beat, mangled his carcase, till in my nad ery. Then having reconducted him to rage I tore his vest, and this packet and the larger room, she left him to prepare this signet became mine !" the tattered remnants of bygone splendour “ And know ye whom ye slew ?” in the old bed-room for the reception of

" Know him ?” said the robber, with his wearied frame. When she returned, a horrid change of countenance, "I ought Warner,'now greatly recruited, was dis. to know him : he was by my side all the coursing vehemently with her husband. way hither, rising from the bloody turf

" The fools !” he said, " and yet the moment I turned from him and there faithful and brave fools, forgot when their he stands still ! there he stands yet !'' (and chief was in danger, ihat, in rushing to he pointed to the far and gloomy end of the his rescile, they were abandoning the apartment) " dost thou not see him ?-the pledge of his safely ; and now she is filed spare form clad in gray, the rope girdle, my men slain,--and myself reduced to the silver tonsure, the spare foreheadthe level of a lashed hound !" He paused, Dost not see him, Gotta ?” and then wringing the host's hand Words cannot describe the emotions of bitterly, he pursued, " Yet I have motives the host, as he gazed towards the quarter to live-hopes of triumph! Vengeance to which Warner's finger pointed ; his I have already tasted, but I will be glut- eye-balls seemed starting from his head, ted with it-glutted, Gotta," and fling. his knees shook, his teeth clattered, his ing away his hand, he rose and strode up hair bristled, a perfect epilepsy seemed to and down the room. “ The haughty, have seized him. Such is the power of: Dominican I will strike through his niece; guilty memory! There was nothing Courtnaye I will destroy by seconding his visible but a long stream of moonlightevil views; his wife I will make my stealing pallidly through a crevice-yet: thrall; -Sybil Buryhill his paramour; this little circumstance, at a future period, and the pangs of all this mischief shall decided the issue of this story.

Warconcen!rate in the bosom of the plausible ner applied deeply to the wine flaggon. Lionel of Helmhurst ! This once at Weariness and suffering have dazzled chieved, I will think the base scars now mine eyes and wrecked my mind. Sleep burning on my skin, glorious badges— will restore all to-morrow-ay, to-morcharms that gave me all I wanted before, row the fool Biddulf will be leading his a reason and a spur to cruelty !"

vassals against the robber's hold-ha!

her ;

ha! old Edial will slack the sleuth. Yarborough, Isle of Wight W. R. hound! while this, cunningly used,” he Earl.--Mr. Earl has rapidly improved, held up the ring exullingly, " shall make and promises to be great in landscapethe whipped Warner able to place his painting. There is a clearness and Cuypfoot on prelates and on peers !"

like warmth and effect in his present proWe willingly close the scene on this duction, that shows he has studied both dreadful


and proceed with the tale. nature and cotemporary painting with To be continued.

attention and success; the sky is parii.

cularly clear, and the foreground rich and Snatches from Oblivion. purely handled. No. 323. Landscape,

with Children fishing, near Eltham, Out of the old fields cometh the new corn. Kent, is equally good in every respect,

Sir E. COKE.

excepting that the sky is rather common

place, and raw in effect. No. 205. Curious Letter of the Duchess of Buck. Sketch of the seat of Lord Farnborough, ingham to King James the First.

Bromley Hill, Kent, is also good.
May it pleas your Majestie,

No. 125. Part of Craddock's Chapel I have received the two boxes of dried and Gateway to the precincts of the ploms and graps, and the box of violatt, Monastery, at Monmouth, as it remaincaks, and chickens ; for all which I most ed in the year 1706. G. Maddox.humbly thank your Majestie.

There cannot be anything in civilized life I hope my Lord Anan * has tould your more agreeable than that there are means Majestie, that I did mene to wene Mall of preserving to our sight the resemblance very shortly. I wood not by any mens of objects which otherwise would be oba don it, till I had first inade your Ma- literated by time, whether it is the human jestie acquainted with it; and by reason face, or remains of architectural strucmy cusen Bret's boy has been ill of latt, tures, when in their glory, distinguished for fere shee should greeve and spyle her for beauty and grandeur; and we are milke, maks me very desiorous to wene sure the antiquarian and admirer of such

and I think she is nuld enufe, and scenes as the one now preserved by Mr. I hope will endure her wening very well; Maddox, will feel indebted 10 him; it is for I thinke there was never child card a very creditable performance, and he less for the brest than shee dos; so I do cannot do better than continue in this line entend to make trial this night how shee of painting, for such subjects are inexwill endure it. This day praying for your haustible in the romantic country of Majestie's health and long life, I humbly Wales, where nature adds her attractions take my leve.

to the remains of art. This picture was Your Majestie's

sold on the first day. Most humble Servant,

No. 86. Exterior of the Chapel of R. BUCKINGHAM. the Virgin Church of St. Pierre, at

Caen. D. Roberts. This is one of the Fine Arts.

most splendid productions which we have

seen from Roberts; the light and shade SOCIETY OF BRITISH ARTISTS. are judiciously managed, the colouring (Continued from p. 298.)

rich, and the picturesque costume of the For the Olio.

figures gives it an air of gaiety and

bustle. No. 11. Portrait of the Rev. J. M. No. 97. Debutante. J. Holmes,--ReTurner, D.D. Lord Bishop of Calcutta. presenting Miss Kemble in her room, J. Howell.—Mr. Howell bids fair to be dressing for Juliet. The likeness is 100 come one of our most eminent portrait- flattering, and there is no meaning in the painters; he has a purity, freedom of picture, while its execution and style handling, and chasteness of colouring, dees not make it of sufficient value as a that reminds us of the works of Lawrence ; painting. witness his two portraits No. 22, and No.

No. 139. Naples. W. Linton.—The 108. From the number of portrait- artist has given a truly classical and antique painters, we mean the younger artists who air to this city, with great clearness of are aspiring to fortune and fame, only colouring and breadth of effect. The three can at all compete with him, viz. figures in the foreground are characteristic Partridge, Faulkner, and Rothwell. No. 75. From the Grounds of Lord more correcily drawn and neatly executed

and richly painted, and what is better,

than was the habit of this artist before he • The person intrusted with this important visited Italy. If there is any fault to find commission concerning the weaning of Mall, was Sir John Murray of the Bedchamber, with this clever picture, it is the harsh. created Viscount Annan by King James. ness of the outline against the sky,

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Nos. 151 and 324. The Castle of hot poker, and in truth the assailants have Gandolfs, and Lake of Albano, Rome need to be shy of it, for Mr. Kidd has in the distance, and Gonoa, by the same, made it of gigantic dimensions, and of are alike excellent.

such terrific redness, that we think it No. 131. The Pifferari at Christmas, would alarm even the Fire King. in Viu St. Isidoro, at Rome. A. Aglio. No. 181. Tarring a Vessel, Dart-Much in the new style of Wilkie, and mouth. C. R. Stanley.- A very able being very much of the same subject as and excellent painting.

C. T. H.
The latter's Pilgrims of Calabria at the
shrine of the Virgin, exhibited at the
Academy last year. Mr. Aglio is a pro-

The Note Book.
mising artist.
No. 143. Interior of a Polish Syna-

I will make a prief of it in my Note-book.

M, W. of Windsor. gogue at the moment when the Manu. script of the Law is elevated after the

Crispin, a Day after the Fair. -A portion for the Day has been read to laughable little incident occurred on the the Congregation. S. A. Hart.--Rem- occasion of the Duke of Wellington's brandtish in effect of light and shade, but arrival at Oudenarde, in the tribulation wanting his rich and magical colouring, of a shoemaker, “ who recounted to us, Although Mr. Hart's performance is ex

with deep chagrin, and considerable pacellent, yet the paintings of Rembrandt thos, the misfortunes which had attended will rise in our imagination, for the style his laborious' endeavours to get a sight is so similar, and ihe subject one which of the great English General. In the that painter delighted to portray, viz. first place he had made a holiday, and interiors, with figures of Jews, with tur dressed himself in his Sunday clothes, in bans and rich dresses, that the comparison honour of the occasion, and had left home cannot but be drawn. No. 337. Study at a very early hour, in order to be at of a Rabbi, by the same.— A small head : the place where he had been informed there is greater richness of colour here, that his grace had staid all night, ere and it is quite a gem.

the Duke could possibly leave it in the No. 175. Stage-struck Hero. W.

morning. Thither he trudged hastily, Kidd.-Master Snip, instead of attending and arrived just in time to learn the morto his broad-cloth and needle, has taken tifying intelligence that the Duke was to reading Shakspeare, which has given gone io inspect some fortified place a few him a great itching for acting, so he has miles off. His courage was yet fresh, mounted the shop-board, the sleeve-board and he followed. Gone again! Which for a sword, thrust through his side-poco way? To Oudenardemo, all is now ket; book in hand, he is declaiming to right, that is where the troops are to his fellow workmen, to the astonishment assemble, and it is near home. Arrived of one, who rests the red-hot goose and at Oudenarde just 100 late to catch a view is burning his work, and the delight of there but the soldiers were within a few the other, who is applauding him to the yards of the fown, and the general was echo, while the frenzy of the poor hero is on his way to them. • Sure of him at likely to be disturbed in no very enviable last-need not hurry now-don't care manner by the master, who is slyly creep- about the troops-can see them any day ing in, with a most choleric countenance, at home--and a review is a capital occa. ready to thrash the poor presumptuous sion ; the general having to stand still actor. It is scarce necessary to say that all the time.” But poor Crispin was not it is a very laughable production. aware that we were merely to be looked

As a companion to the above we notice at, as we were drawn up by the roadNo. 418. Studying Tragedy. R. Far- side, while the general passed along the rier.—This is not so pleasing as Mr. line. So that when he arrived, he had Kidd's; a female is studying tragedy, and the misery to find the soldiers filing off so deeply is she inspired with the feelings to their quarters, and to hear that the of her part, that she is unconscious of the magnet of his attraction had betaken himdestruction she is committing in the shape self again to his travelling carriage, in of looking glasses, bottles, smashing a which he was making the best of his bonnet-box, &c. while the woman dress way to dine with Louis XVIII. at ing her hair is so alarmed, that she is Ghent.” The English Army in France. burning the heroine's hair. It is too highly wrought, and borders upon the burlesque.

(For the Olio.) No. 450. Scene from Rob Roy. W. God's Two Thrones. Mahomedan Kidd.—Representing that part where the writers say, that God has two thrones ; Baillie is on the defensive with the redthe first of his majesty and glory ; the



a crow.


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second his judgment-seat. That his throne will of our own, if we are not thwarted is supported by 8000 columns, whose sub- and thrust aside from our innocent desires stance and value is unknown, and the by the caprice of persons older than ourascent to it contains 300,000 steps ; that selves, is, in many respects, the happiest between each step there is a distance of epoch of human existence. Then is the 300,000, years' journey, and each space sunshine of the bosom, the first vintage fuli of angels drawn up in squadrons. and harvest of our newly-acquired senses

The black and white Crow.-It is of perception and imagination, before affirmed by Mahomedan scribes, that dear-bought experience has convinced us crows were originally white till Noah of their fátility and hollowness. It is the replaced his confidence on the pigeon.. epoch, in which, by the omnipotent chaBut the more general bpinion is, ihat the racter of nature, we have no care what Prophet, desirous of propagating his views, we shall eat, or wherewithal we shall be called the very white crow, and delivered clothed. Bul all is provided for us by a to him the blessing of riches' under his superintendence that asks no aid from right wing, and the curse of leunder ourselves, and in which we have no parhis left, with a strict injunction to cast the ticular of consciousness. GODWIN. first on the believers, and the other on the Christian unbelievers, but the unlucky crow making a mistake, cast the faithful Jargon is derived from Jergone Chiethe curse instead of the blessing. Hence reco, a clergyman. He being accustomed the Arabs, in caution, say, not the trust to the Latin by reason of his occupation, of the black crow.' And the English, in spoke in an unknown tongue to the illile. derision, ' He shot at a pigeon and killed rate as a confused gibberish, or jargon,

high-flown, and smattering. CARDS OF THE POPISH PLOT.

Customs af Various Countries. (For the Olio.) Continued from page 303.

MARRIAGE CEREMONY OF THE ARMENIANS Ace of Diamonds- The consult at the White Horse Taverne,

It is well known to all enlightened naTwo of Diamonds Ireland and Grove tions of Europe, that in those barbarous drawn to their execution.

countries women of all classes and deThree of Diamonds-Ashby received nominations are debarred from the sight instruction of Whitebread for the society of men ; so it is evident this rigorous habit to offer Sir George Wakeman £10,000. was introduced among the female popu.

Four of Diainonds—Whitebread made lation of the Armenian inhabitants of Provintiall.

those countries soon after their transe Five of Diamonds-Severall Jesuitts plantation from their native soil. receiving commissions to stir the people In cases of marriage, the parents of the to rebellion in Scotland.

intended bride and bridegroom weet toSix of Diamonds-Pickerin executed. gether, and confer on the subject; when, Seven of Diamonds — Sir William if they chance to agree, the mother of the Waller burning Popish books, images, intended bridegroom proceeds to visit the and reliques.

intended bride, on the part of her son, Eight" of Diamonds — The consult at and should she approve of her, they then Wild House.

repair to their respective abodes, where Nine of Diamonds-Fenwick at Dover they go through the ridiculou ceremony sending students to St. Omers.

of tinging the hands and feet of the inTen of Diamonds-Gavan informs the tended pair with myrtle ; after the exefathers of the affairs in Staffordshire. cution of which, they entertain their

Knave of Diamonds — Pickerin, at- friends and relations with a cup of warm tempts to kill the King in St. James's sherbet, chiefly composed of sugar, water Park.

and cardamons, which is followed by an Queen of Diamonds - · Mr. Ieniuso interchange of rings, performed with examined by ye Privy Councell. some devotion by the clergy. When the

King of Diamonds—Mr. Dugdale in appointed day of their union comes, the Staffordshire reading several letters re. friends and relatives of the intended match lateing to the Ploit. To be continued. enrobe them in clothes of magnificent

splendour, and after doing so, they extol

the merits of the intended pair in terms The period of life from three years to of most exaggerated praise with loud voten, if we are kindly treated, if we are ciferation. After the encomiums, they not galled with the iron yoke of despotism, convey the intended bridegroom,' in a if we are not made to feel that we have a large circle, to the mansion of his intendo


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