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ners, too, at that period, rough and odd, relate), on that hill near Annesley,t and, (as I have heard from more than which, in his poem of · The Dream,' he one quarter,) by no means popular among describes so happily
as crowned with a girls of his own age. , If, at any moment, peculiar diadem. No one, he declared, however, he had flattered himself with the could have told how much he felt-for hope of being loved by her, a circum- his countenance was calm, and his feelstance mentioned in his Memoranda,' as ings restrained. - The next time I see one of the most painful of those humilia. you,' said he, in parting with her, “I suptions to which the defect in his foot had pose you will be Mrs. Chaworth ;'I and exposed him, must have let the truth in, her answer was, 'I hope so.' It was bewith dreadful certainty, upon his heart. fore this interview that he wrote, with a He either was told of, or overheard, Miss Chaworth saying to her maid, ' Do you think I could care anything for that lame
most amiable and attaching. Though already boy? This speech, as he himself
of which we are speaking that the young poet ed it, was like a shot through his heart. who was then in his sixteenth year, while the Though late at night when he heard it, object of his adoration was about two years he instantly darted out of the house, and older; seems to have drank deepest of that fas
cination whose effects were to be so lasting ; scarcely knowing whither he ran, never six short summer weeks which he now passed stopped till he found himself at Newstead. in her company being sufficient to lay the founThe picture which he has drawn of this dation of a feeling for all life. He used, at youthful love, in one of the most interest first, though offered a bed at Annesley, to're
turn every night to Newstead, to sleep; alleging of his poems, The Dream,' shews ing as a reason, that he was afraid of the fa. how genius and feeling can elevate the mily pictures of the Chaworths,-that he fan
cied they had taken a grudge to him on acrealities of this life, and give to the com
count of the duel, and would come down out of monest events and objects an undving their frames at night to haunt him. At length lustie. The old hall ai Annesley, under one evening, he said gravely to Miss Chaworth the name of the antique oratory,' will
and her cousin, 'In going home last night, I long call up, to fancy the 'maiden and unintelligible to the young ladies, he explain
saw a boyle,'—which Scotch term being wholly the youth' who once stood in it; while ed that he had seen a ghost, and would not, the image of the 'lover's steed,' though therefore, return to Newstead that evening. suggested by the unromantic race-ground during the remainder of his visit, which was of Nottingham, will not the less conduce interrupted only by a short excursion to Matto the general charm of the scene, and lock and Castleton, in which he had the happishare a portion of that light which only ness of accompanying Miss Chaworth and her Genius could shed over it. He appears notice appears in one of his memorandumalready, at this boyish age, to have been books :- When I was fifteen years of age, it so far a proficient in gallantry as to know happened that, in a cavern in Derbyshire, i the use that may be made of the trophies only could lie down,) a stream which flows of former triumphs in achieving new ones; under a rock, with the rock so close upon the for he used to boast, with much pride, to water as to admit the boat only to be pushed Miss Chaworth, of a locket which some
on by a ferryman (a sort of Charon) who wades fair favourite had given him, and which panion of my transit was M. A. C., with whom
at the stern, stooping all the time. The comprobably may have been a present from I had long been in love, and never told it, that pretty cousin, of whom he speaks though she had discovered it without. I recol with so much warmth in another place. and it is as well.
lect my sensations, but cannot describe them,
We were a pariy, a Mr. W. He was also, it appears, not a little aware
two Miss W.'s, Mr, and Mrs. Cl-ke, Miss R., of his own beauty, which, notwithstanding and my M. A. C. Alas! why do I say my? the tendency to corpulence derived from Our union would have healed feuds in which his mother, gave promise, at this time, of have joined lands broad and rich, it would
blood has been shed by our fathers, it would that peculiar expression into which his have joined at least one heart, and two persons features refined and kindled afterwards. not ill matched in years (she is two years my With the summer holidays ended this elder,), and-and-and-what has beeu the re
sult?'" dream of his youth.”
+ " Among the unpublished verses of his in " He saw Miss Chaworth once more my possession, I find the following fragment, in the succeeding year, and took his last written not loog alter this period :farewell of her* (as he himself used to * Hills of Annesley, bleak and barren,
Where any thoughtless childhood stray'd, • Of the formation of this attachment, Mr.
How the northern tempests, warring, Moore says: “ To the family of Miss Cha
Howl above thy tufted shsde ! worth, who resided at Annesley, in the imme
Now no more, the hours beguiling, diate neighbourhood of Newstead, he had been Former favourite haunts I see ; made known, some time before, in London, Now no more my Mary smiling, and now renewed his acquaintance with them.
Makes ye seem a heaven to me!'" The young heiress herself combined with the many worldly advantages that encircled her, The lady's husband, for some time, took much personal beauty, and a disposition the her family name.
pencil, in a volume of Madame de Main- and all that, as Orator Henley said, tenon's letters belonging to her, the fol- when he put the church, and all that' lowing verses, which have never, I be- in danger. This town of Falmouth, as lieve, before been published :
you will partly conjecture, is no great
ways from the sea. It is defended on the • Ob Memory ! torture me no more, sea-side by two castles, St. Maws and
The present's all o'ercast;
Pendennis, extremely well calculated for In mercy veil the past.
annoying every body except an enemy. Why bring those images to view
St. Maws is garrisoned by an able-bodied I henceforth must resign Ah! why those happy hours renew,
person of fourscore, a widower. He That never can be mine?
has the whole command and sole maPast pleasure doubles present pain, nagement of six most unmanageable To sorrow adds regret ;
pieces of ordnance, admirably adapted Regret and hope are both in vain. I ask but to forget.'
for the destruction of Pendennis, a like
tower of strength on the opposite side of “ In the following year (1805) Miss the Channel. We have seen St. Maws; Chaworth was married to his successful but Pendennis they will not let us behold, rival, Mr. John Musters; and a person save at a distance, because Hobhouse and who was present when the first intelli- 1 are suspected of having already taken gence of the event was communicated to St. Maws by a coup de main. The him, thus describes the manner in which town contains many quakers and salt-fish he received it. I was present when he —the oysters have a taste of copper, first heard of the marriage. His mother owing to the soil of a mining countrysaid, ' Byron, I have some news for you.' the women (blessed be the corporation Well, what is it?' • Take out your therefore !) are flogged at the cart's tail handkerchief first, for you will want it.' when they pick and steal, as happened • Nonsense !! " Take out your handker- to one of the fair sex yesterday noon. chief, I say.' He did so lo humour her. She was pertinacious in her behaviour,
Miss Chaworth is married.' An ex- and damned the mayor. pression very peculiar, impossible to des- Hodgson, remember me to the Drury, cribe, passed over his pale face, and he and remember me to---yourself, when hurried bis handkerchief into his pocket, drunk :--I am not worth a sober thought. saying, with an affected air of coolness Look to my Satire at Cawthorne's, Cockand nonchalance, 'Is that all ?' • Why, spur Street.
I don't I expected you would have been plunged know when I can write again, because it in grief!' He made no reply, and soon depends on that experienced navigator, began to talk about something else." Captain "Kidd, and the stormy winds
From the mass of letters, upwards of that (don't) blow' at this season. I two hundred and forty, interspersed leave England without regrel I shall through the pages of this volume, we return to it without pleasure. I am like pick out the subjoined, which contains Adam, the first convict, sentenced to some very curious matter. The first, transportation ; but I have no Eve, and written to a friend when he left England have eaten no apple but what was sour for the Continent, is a laughable picture, as a crab;—and thus ends my first and displays a vein of the richest humour; chapter. Adieu, Yours, &c.' the other is of a different character, it • In this letter the following lively vermakes the amende honourable towards ses were enclosed : the author of the Lay of the last Min
• Falmouth Roads, June 30th, 1809, strel,' a performance which he satirized
Huzza ! Hodgson, we are going, with petulance and injustice in his En
Our einbargo's off at last ; glish Bards and Scotch Reviewers.
Favourable breezes blowing
Hark! the farewell gun is fired,
Women screeching, tars blaspheming, reaches you, Hobhouse, two officers' Tell us that our time's expired. wives, three children, two waiting, maids, ditto subalterns for the troops, three Por
Come to task all,
Prying from the custom-house ! tuguese esquires and domestics, in all
Trunks unpacking, nineteen souls, will have sailed in the
Scapes unsearched amid the racket,
Ere we sail on board the packet. gled an anker of right Nantz. We are going to Lisbon first, because the Malta. Now our boatmen quit their mooring,
And all hands must ply the oar ; packet has sailed, d’ye see ?--- from Lise
Baggage from the quay is lowering, bon to Gibraltar, Malta, Constantinople, We're impatient-push from shore.
Bend the canvass o'er the mast.
Here's a rascal
Not a corner for a mouse
• Have a care! that case holds liquor your explanation is too kind not lo”give Stop the boat-I'm sick-oh Lord !!
me pain. The satire was written when "Sick, ma'am, damme, you'll be sicker
I was very young, and very angry, and
fully bent on displaying my wrath and Men and women,
my wit ; and now I am baunted by the Gemmen, ladles, servants, jacks ; ghosts of my wholesale assertions. I canHere entangling,
not sufficiently thank you for your praise. All are wrangling, Stuck together close as wax
And now, waiving myself, let me talk Such the general noise and racket, to you of the Prince Regent. He orEre we reach the Lisbon packet. dered me to be presented to him at a Now we've reach'd her, lo! the captain,
ball; and after some sayings peculiarly Gallant Kidd, commands the crow; pleasing from royal lips, as to my own Passengers their berths are clapt in, attempts, he talked to me of you and Some to grumble, some to spew.
your immortalities; he preferred you to 'Hey day ! call you that a cabin? Why, 'tis hardly three feet square ;
every bard past and present, and asked Not enough to stow Queen Mab in which of your works pleased me most. Who the deuce can harbour there? It was a difficult question. I answered,
• Who, Sir plenty-
I thought the "Lay. He said his own
opinion was nearly similar.
In speaks • Did they? Jesus,
ing of the others, I told him that I How you squeeze us !
thought you more particularly the Poet Would to God they did so still; Then I'd’scape the heat and racket
of Princes, as they never appeared Of the good ship, Lisbon Packet.' more fascinating than in Marmion' and
the Lady of the Lake.' He was pleased • Fletcher ! Murray ! Bod ! where are you?
to coincide, and to dwell on the desStretch'd along the deck like logyBear a hand, you jolly tar, you !
cription of your Jameses as no less royal Here's a rope's end for the dogs, than poetical. He spoke alternately of H** muttering fearful curses,
Homer and yourself, and seemed well As the hatch way down he rolls ; Now his breakfast, now his verses,
acquainted with both ; so that (with the Vomits forth-and damas our souls. exception of the Turks and your humble Here's a stanza
servant) you were in very good comOn Braganza
pany. I defy Murray to have exaggeHelp I'-' A couplet 1- No a cup
rated his Royal Highness's opinion of of warm waterhat's the matter ?
your powers, nor can I pretend to enu. Zounds ! my liver's coming up ; merate all he said on the subject; but it I shall not survive the racket
may give you pleasure to hear that it of this brutal Lisbon Packet.'
was conveyed in language which would Now at length we are off for Turkey, only suffer by my attempting to trans
Lord knows when we shall come back, cribe it, and with a tone and taste which Breezes foul and tempests murky
gave me a very high idea of his abilities May unsbip us in a crack. But, since life at most a jest is,
and accomplishments, which I had hiAs philosophers allow,
therto considered as confined to manStill to laugh by far the best is,
ners, certainly superior to those of any Then laugh on--as I do now.
66 Túis interview was accidental. I Siek or well, at sea or shore;
never went to the levee : for having seen While we're quaffing,
the Courts of Mussulman and Catholic Let's have laughingWho the devil cares for more
sovereigns, my curiosity was sufficiently Some good wine, and who would lack it,
allayed; and my politics being as perEv'n on board the Lisbon Packet.' verse as my rhymes, I had, in fact,
business there,' Tó be thus praised by « On the 2nd of July the packet sailed your sovereign, must be gratifying to from Falmouth, and, after a favourable you, and if that gratification is not alpassage of four days and a half, the voy. loyed by the communication being made agers reached Lisbon, and took up their through me, the bearer of it will conabode in that city.”
sider himself very fortunately and sin
cerely, : TO SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART.
Your obliged and humble servant,
BYRON.” " St. James's-street,July 6th, 1812,
Here we must conclude our selections “ SIRI have just been honoured from this seductive work, which we have with your letter. I feel sorry that you little doubt will find a place in every should have thought it worth while to library both at home and abroad, and notice the evil works of my nonage, as rank by the side of the most esteemed and the thing is suppressed voluntarily, and best written biographies.
(For the Olio.)
country much more is to be learnt than in a city like London ; in the former nalure is seen as she is, but in the latter she is distorted and deranged, yet considerable
information is to be derived by the indusThø study of Natural History having,
trious philosopher. The domesticated within the last few years, kept pace with birds may be partially studied even in a the rapid march of intellect, and diffusion bird-shop; the structure and forms of the of knowledge among all classes of the various orders of fishes, even at the fishcommunity, it is my intention to present mongers; and many other animals by to the readers of the Olio a series of fami- those who keep them whether for amuseliar papers on the subject of Zoology; ment or profit. and in the present, merely to offer a few
The reader may smile at my stating the remarks upon the manner in which the above, but something imporiant may be juvenile naturalist is to make his observa- gained sometimes from the most trivial tions so as to retain the most important circumstances, proving ultimately of great within his memory.
advantage in after life. In fact, common The whole range of animated nature is sense points out so many plans of acquircomprehended under the term of Zoology, ing Zoological knowledge, that I shall from the most minute animalcula, to the conclude my present paper by simply obleviathan of the deep, or the terror of the serving, that wherever an object, either forest, all claim the attention of the phi- living or dead, is found, it must be conlosopher, and it is to be regretted that sidered a subject fit for investigation, and those which are the most important to a by the help of proper works, must be stucivilized nation, viz. those we domestidied by those who aim at prosecuting 200cate, are the least thought of, and studied logical instruction. by the public at large. The vast expanse
I make these remarks prior to the Zooof the creation presents us with objects for logical observations that will follow, in contemplation and praise to the omnipotent which the various habits, manners, &c. deity. Oftentimes have I, on a fine Sun. of the different orders composing the aniday morning, enjoyed a Zoological ram
mal kingdom, will be described ; and ble; what a treat has been afforded me, hension to the scientific and general
which I hope to render easy of compre, when contemplating, for example, the various changes that take place in the Frog,
reader. (the Rona Temporaria,) from the sim
The student will do well to keep a jourple developement of the globule, (the nal after the following plan, observing to ovum,) to the appearance of the tadpole, rule it in columns.
Date. and its subsequent metamorphosis into the perfect frog.
Days of the Month. Passing from this class of reptiles to
Temperature. State of Barometer. those of another, we find amusement and
State of the Weather. * instruction in examining the different
Remarks as to the productions of the orders of insects, beetles, snails, and other fields, viz. what migratory birds have inhabitants of the fields of verdant green.
been observed, &c. Taking a range through the menageries,
Proceedings of the day's excursion, both public and private, we there behold with observations thereon. (for a trifling sum,) those wondrous ani By keeping a diary of this nature, it mals in a state of confinement, and which becomes a work of great value for after I
may observe, is unnatural, but yet they reference, and whicho I have found exanswer a most important purpose, they ceedingly useful. It should always be divert the juvenile mind from those fabư- written on the student's return. lous stories they have heard respecting them, and prove that they never existed, conveying to the senses the correct forms
The following rules will also be useof the various animals, inciting their in- likewise in the shape of a journal.
ful to be remembered, and may be kept quiring mind to possess information as to their real history, manners, &c. &c. The
Name of the animal. Rev. Gilbert White, * and Mr. Knapp,t in which it has been placed by natural
Natural habitation, and sub-divisions living in the country, observed and remembered what they saw; they have
ists. handed their remarks down to us in a most
Peculiarities presenting themselves. , instructive and familiar manner. In the
Nature of their food.
Whether domesticated or wild. * Author of the Natural History of Selbourne.
In what state they now exist, † Author of the Journal of a Naturalist.
Nature and habits.
RULES FOR THE STUDY OF ZOOLOGY.
dles, cockle shells, the ordure of oxen and By whom brought into this country. other animals. He drank urine, mixed
W. H. DEWHURST. with wine or beer. He ate hay, straw,
Surgeon, and stubble, and swallowed two living Jan. 14,
Professor of Anatomy and mice, which, for half an hour, continued 1830.
Zoology. biting at the bottom of his stomach. He
promised, for a trifling reward, to eat a
whole calf raw, together with the skin and CHABERT AND HIS ANTIDOTES-CLAUDIUS hair. - Mirabile dictu !' THAT COULD SWALLOW A CALF-THE
A private soldier in England, was very SOLDIER STONB-BATKR—LAZARUS THE famous for digesting stones. A person, GLASS-EATER.
more inquisitive than Chabert's disciples, (For the Olto.)
had the curiosity to watch the soldier for
twenty-four hours at a time, and observed THAT Monsieur Chabert, erroneously that he ate nothing in the duration except denominated the “ Fire King,' is capable stones of a considerable size. of enduring heat to a high degree, is ob To find the cause of this voracity of the vious to every one who has been at any body, would exceed physiological power. pains to examine the construction of the Columbus, however, observed in the body oven in which he roasts raw meat without of Lazarus, a celebrated glass-eater, himself being roasted. But it is not the fourth conjugation of nerves which equally certain, that the experiments which nature ordained for tasting, came neither he tries with phosphorus and prussic acid, to the palate nor the tongue. are without deception. By the scepticism Whatever the moderns of the physiowhich has prevailed in the daily prints, logical school may assert as to the map, unaccompanied with advertisements, pa- ping the skulls of persons green enough ragraphs, and personal favours, the pub- to submit them to the operations, our forelic begin to imagine Chabert to be more fathers must have possessed fine materials intimate with the slight of hand of Bres- for being gulled by the miracles which are lau, than capable of enduring the tests said to have been performed in almost which, to any other person, would insure every shape. The instances quoted are torment and death. Though Chabert has given by Boyle with great seriousness, made his exhibitions in the presence of and he felt assured of their accuracy by medical practitioners, it is not conclusive acknowledging the credentials of writers, that he has actually realised a perfect and and faithfully translating their report. indubitable proof of counteracting, or even
PYLADES. of taking poisons into his stomach. Ina deed, the idea carries absurdity on the face of it. Yet, on the other hand, hisa. THE FOUR FUGITIVES. tory supplies instances quite as marvel
A TALE OF 1651. lous, and, apparently, quite as incon
In 1632, a Lorainer, named Claudius, of low stature and thin, about 58 years of vered the Dutchman still sleeping soundly;
On returning to the hovel, they discoage, loathed nothing putrid, or otherwise the stranger, or rather Selworth, slept offensive. He had been often seen to restlessly, probably overcome by excess chew and swallow glass, stones, wood, of fatigue, and the two confederates, as bones, hares' feet, and other animals, to- had been agreed, commenced roaring a gether with the hair, linen and woollen ; revolutionary song, or psalm, of the tine, fishes and other animals alive ; nay, even metals, and dishes and globes of tin; be. word produced what they aimed at, and
with astonishing vigour. Almost the first sides which, he devoured suet and can.
Selworth started up perfectly free from
the influence of Morpheus. * • A printed disclosure of the secret is in “ How now, friends ? Is it dawn ?” circulation. • If you anoint your hands with he demanded. two ounces of bol armentan, one ounce of
“ No," answered Richard, "time quicksilver, half-an ounce of camphor, and two ounces of brandy, well mixed together.
flies not so swiftly when danger lurks You may steep them in a pot of boiling lead, around. Drink," he added, handing him If you prepare yourself with liquid storax, you a cup of brandy, and dexterously slipping may enter a fire, eat tire, have a seal put on your tongue, (we advise no female to try an
in the powder, “ drink to our toast, down impression) or, inaliy, swallow oil.
with Charles Stuart!" storax also enables you to undergo baking in 66 Charles Stuart, said Selworth, an oven; and, as for taking poisons, that is
“ folks say, has abar.doned all hopes of easy euough, if you have an antidote AFTER
playing tyrant here, and now only wishes