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to escape from England; I, for one, will lady.” Richard sighed, and the speaker not exult over a fallen enemy ; let us, approached the door which led into the therefore, change the toast to a safe es inner chamber, and tapped gently against cape from all enemies,' and I'll pledge it; it was immediately opened by the you with all my heart."
lady Roselle, looking still more lovely “ Amen, amen,” responded Richard ; and ready for immediate departure. and Selworth took a hearty draught and
" I am ready, dearest Robert," she then returned the cup.
said, as without raising her eyes, she adVery few minutes elapsed ere, wrapped vanced a step, and presented her hand to in profound slumber, Selworth once more Clifford, " let us leave this place-Oh reclined on the ground, and the cavalier, Heavens! Who art thou ?" who had watched him with eager atten “ A friend, Lady Roselle Myrston,” tion ; in doing so, the cup caught his eye. replied Clifford, bowing lowly, and speak-"'Sdeath! He has not drank it all! ing in a hoarser tone than natural, and We have no time to lose, his slumber without taking her hand, which had been will scarcely exceed two hours. What, instantly withdrawn; a friend and fu. ho! Hans "Molken, would’st sleep for gitive like thyself, commissioned by my ever, man ?”
An inarticulate grunt an esteemed comrade, Colonel Robert Selswered this question, and the Dutchman, worth, to conduct you to the beach ; he distending his jaws most fearfully, rose has been fortunate enough to secure a gradually from his resting-place. Ri- passage from England without entering chard withdrew the rugged sail-cloth the village of Brighthelmstone, and now which hung before the window, and dis- impatiently awaits your coming at the closed the eastern atmosphere glowing boat.". with embrio day; the light which now “ But why did he go before me ?” inshone in, rendered the lamp unneces- quired Roselle, no supicion of treachery sary.
entering her mind, but feeling somewhat - Hans Molken, haste down to the offended with her lover for what she might coast, and row with all possible speed to justly esteem neglect. yonder smack; ask Captain Tattersal if “ 'It is a smuggler's vessel, lady, and it he can take two passengers instead of one; was necessary that the Colonel should fail not to tell him the reward he will re- personally negociate a passage with the ceive shall be proportionately increased, captain, he is accordingly just now gone ; We will await thee on the beach, and it is highly probable that, if we haste, we now, good fellow, be quick; remember shall join him ere he leaves the beach.” life and death depends on speed.”
“ Oh let us haste then," added Ro. One might as well talk of speed to a selle, taking the offered arm; and they tortoise, or to a snail, as to a Dutchman, left the cottage, followed at a little distauce - the one will appreciate the meaning of by Richard,
on whose countenance might the word as well as the other. Hans be traced with ease the most dissatisfied Molken left the hovel at a most unpro- feelings. mising pace, followed by divers impa “ My master is certainly mad,” he tient looks from the cavalier, who at length muttered almost audibly, no man who pursued his footsteps with renewed pro- retains the slightest portion of that useful mises of reward, to the edge of the cliff, commodity, common sense, would ever and from thence watched him as he des- embark in such a piece of baseness as cended the rugged path before mentioned, this, when if he regarded his own life in to the beach. Arrived at the bottom, he the least, he would embark in that vessel, proceeded to drag a small boat from a which would most swiftly convey him little cavity in the rock, wholly concealed from these shores.” at high tide, and after divers delays, at It was a labour of much time, danger, last started, and, with tolerable speed, and difficulty, to descend; and when they began to row towards the vessel, which succeeded in reaching the strand, no trace the brightening dawn now revealed, al- of the Dntchman's arrival could they disthough somewhat indistinctly.
cover; the mist, however, shortly cleared Clifford returned to the cottage, and away, and then the keen eye of Richard found his companion had not been idle; detected his boat close to the vessel ; in he had removed the sleeping Colonel to fact, he had not commenced his return to the farthest corner of the room, and co the shore. vered him with a cloak, which effectually “ We are too late, Madam,” said Clifprevented his being noticed by a mere ford, speaking still in his affected tone of passer through the hut, and yet did not in voice, and concealing his features as much ihe slightest degree tend to prevent res. as possible without actually exciting suspipiration.
cion, “the Colonel has reached the ship; Good," said Clifford, “ now for the but fear not, the boat will quickly return
METHOD OF MAKING SKELETON LEAVES
and convey us on board ;” and, as though of a farm-house to get oxen to assist the in corroboration of his words, Hans Mol. drag. In these immoveable adventures, ken jumped into the boat, and began to the equanimity of the drivers is quite row towards the shore. Richard disco. saint-like and exemplary, more than all vered a broken crag, and on this the trio the maledictions of Dr. Slop would be seated themselves, all awaiting, with reiterated by Benjamin Bangup before equal anxiety, the arrival of the tardy the phlegmatic Jonathan would give boatman.
vent to a single irascible word. During (To be continued.)
one of these accidents, a horse of the name of Paddy Peacock thought fit to
be independent. The driver, after pul. The Note Book.
ling (and thrashing him, had at last re
course to cool expostulation. •Paddy I will make a prief of it in my Note-hook.
Peacock,' says he, are not you a horse M. W. of Windsor
not fit to live ? No harsher epithet escaped in the controversy, and this was
said as calmly as if he had asked any Irish OF VARIOUS PLANTS.
gentleman across the table to take wine The method of preserving the skeleton with him.” of leaves is very simple, as they exhibit the great beauty and interesting arrange
MISERIES OF MANAGEMENT. ments of the parts through which the sap The father of the present Sir Watkin is circulated, and the softer parts of the Williams Wynn was a great patrou of leaf are supported, they look very splen- the arts; and so fond was he of plays, did, and specimens are generally found in that he built a theatre at Wynnstay, in museums of natural history. The mode North Wales. One one occasion, Ausof making these preparations are as fol. tin, the actor, then manager of Chester lows :-The leaf when selected, is to be theatre, was requested by Sir Watkin to put to macerate in a vessel of water, there superintend the getting up of a favourite io remain until putrefaction has taken comedy, which was to be acted entirely place; this process destroys the soft pulpy by amateurs, many of whom were nopart of the leaf. When this is perfected, blemen and ladies of rank. A day was it is to be taken out, and a stream of wafixed for the performance, and, as a matter poured on it from a tea-pot above, ter of course, a rehearsal was called in when the rotten portions are washed away, the morning. Sir Watkin and Austin leaving only the hard parts or skeleton were at their post, making all preparabehind; it is then to be laid in the sun, tion to give effect to the play. or in a warm dry place, and when it has ready. Clear the stage,' cried Sir Watbecome hard and stiff, to be gummed on kin, and call Lord A " His lorda small piece of black velvet, framed for ship's gone a shooting,' exclaimed a serpreservation, with the class and order of vant. ----Call Sir B. C then.' 'He the plant neatly written beneath it.
gone a fishing, Sir Watkin.'-'Request H. W. D. Lady D to come, then.'
ship, and several others, are just gone out AMERICAN TRAVELLING.
for a ride.'- Who the d-1,' cried Sir The admirable letter from New York, Watkin,' would be a manager?' 'I am printed in the New Monthly contains the sure I should not,' said Austin, if I had following curious picture.
your fortune.' “ It is impossible to convey to an untravelled English mind the condition of the American roads, when the frost is entering or leaving the ground, with in
Customs of Warious Countries. tervals of wet weather. Two miles an hour is accounted tolerable travelling, independently of stoppages by accident, a capsize is nothing ; if your legs are The Indian tribes occupying the counnot broken, you get out as well as you try towards the northern lakes practise can,
and set the coach up to the best of the following ceremonies and superstitions, your ability. A stuckfast is as bad as previous to inhumation. a capsize, for whether it rains, or hails, As soon as the sick person expires, the or blows, you must get out to prise' up place is filled with mournful cries. The the wheels out of the mud-hole; this is dead body, dressed in the finest robe, with done by the help of rails from off the the face painted, the arms, and all that fence. Should that step fail, you may belonged to the deceased, by his side, is then be obliged to go in the dark in quest exposed at the door of the cabin, in the
FUNERAL CUSTOMS OF THE NORTH
posture it is to be laid in the tomb; and better try," rejoined the accomplished this posture is the same in many places as pickpocket. West tried, and to his sur that of a child in the mother's womb. prise found that during the conversation The custom of some nations is for the re his pockets had been literally emptied of lations to fast to the end of the funeral; their contents. “ Curiosity,” cried Bar. and all this interval is passed in tears and rington, “ is a dangerous passion, Mr. cries, in treating their visiters, in praising West; here is your money—you were the dead, and in mutual compliments. In anxious to know what I wanted with this other places, they hire women to weep, very odd instrument- I hope you are now who perform their part punctually : they satisfied that it is a clever contrivance," sing, they dance, they weep, without and he withdrew, making a graceful bow ceasing, always keeping time : but these to the astonished manufacturer of the indemonstrations of a borrowed sorrow do genious pocket picker. not prevent what nature requires from the relations of the deceased.
CURIOUS COBBLER'S BILL. It appears that they carry the body with.
For the Olio. out ceremony to the place of interment;
The following is a verbatim copy of but, when it is in the grave, they take the bill of a country Shoe-maker, as sent care to cover it in such a manner that the in for payment to a gentleman's family. earth does not touch it. It lies as in a
If the phraseology be thought objectionlittle cave lined with skins, much richer able for inelegance, it is but justice to and better adorned than their cabins. consider, at the same time, that the docuThen they set up a post on the grave, and ment is the production of rather more than fix on it every thing that may shew the twenty years ago, a period previously esteem they had for the deceased. They to which the “ Schoolmaster sometimes put on it his portrait, and every first strides in the “ March of Intellect
“ abroad," and, consequently, before the thing that may serve to shew to passengers who he was, and the finest actions of could have been taken. his life. They carry fresh provisions to To Mr. Brock, Winchmore Hill. the tomb every morning ; and, as the dogs J. Mumford. and other beasts do not fail to reap the 1808.
d. benefit of it, they are willing to persuade Nov. 6. Clogged up Miss 0 : 10 themselves that these things have been Dec. 4. Mended up Miss 0: 2 eaten by the souls of the dead.
Apr. 1. Turned up, clogged up,
and mended the Maid 1: 6 May 1, Lined, bound up, & put
a piece in Madam 1: 6 Barrington applied to Mr. West, jewel 10. Soling the Maid 0 8 ler, who then lived in Skinner's-row, 14. Tapping Madam 0 : Dublin, to make him a certain instrument. 15. Putting a piece in Mad. 0: West was a very amiable, credulous man, 16. Stitching and easing and Barrington merely played off a hoax
0 : 3 upon his simplicity.
The instrument was made of the finest gold, with a number of pliant joints, constructed upon a One of the very best of Englishmen is principle of Barrington's invention, who a Scott, and the most furious of Irish gave a drawing of the design to the jewel. Priests is a Doctor England.—The most ler. When the article was finished, Bar- zealous Brunswicker in Ireland is a Monk ; rington called and paid for it. West's the most ardent Reformer a Pope; one curiosity urged him to inquire the purpose of the bitterest Papists a Luther.' The for which this strange piece of manufac- Trenches are the highest folk, going: ture was designed ; Barrington, however, the oldest family in Ireland are the Nueluded the question by saying that it was gents. merely a fancy of his own to be used in EXQUISITE TENDERNESS OF FEELING IN A some scientific process. They remained
COMMON SOLDIER, half an hour in conversation on indifferent A soldier in our late war was one day topics, and as Barrington was about to told by his officer to take aim when he retire, he observed, “I believe I have fired, and make sure of his man. I cansettled with you, Mr. West ?” “Oh! not do it, sir," he replied ; " I fire into yes,” replied West, smiling, “ I have got their ranks, and that does as well; but to the money in my pocket.” “ Are you single out one among them, and mark quite sure ?" returned Barrington. “Quite him for death, would lie upon my mind sure," replied the jeweller. “You had afterwards."
THE NOTORIOUS BARRING TON.
Biary and Chronology.
Monday, January 18. St. Peter's Chair at Rome -High Water 18m after 7 Morn.—49m after 7 After.
To day the Church celebrates the establishment of the Episcopal Cbair at Rome, by St. Peter, the Prince of the Apostles. This fact is asserted and described by Caius, a priest of Rome in the time of Zephyriuus. St. Peter and St. Paul were the two Apostles who planted the Catholic faith at Rome, and were there martyr. ed at the same time, as is asserted by St. Dionysius of Corinth, who lived in the
second century. Jan. 18, 1829.-Expired, Sir William Curtis, AT. 77, at Ramsgate, universally regretted. Sir
W. while blling the civic chair in 1795, was honoured with a baronetcy; and for twenty-eight years, during five successive parliaments, he represented the City of London in the House of Commons. Time's Telescope for the present year, speaking of the worthy Alderman, says, in his public character that be " presented a complete specimen of a loyal, patriotic, munificent, and socially benevo. fent citizen, Born and educated near the city, and early acquainted with com• merce in a variety of its branches, he became a very active and serviceable mem. ber of Parliament. He was not a polished orator, and he would have scorned the affectation of one: plain, simple, and energetic in the delivery of his sentiments, he trusted to the enbstance of what he had to say to command attention. His poli. tics were expressed in the brief sentence, ' I fear God and honor the King."
Tuesday, January 19. St. Canutus, mar. King of Denmark, A.D. 1086.-Sun rises 47m after 7-sets 13m after 4. St, Canutus.Our saint, who was the fourth Danish king. was the
uncle of Canute, king of England, after whom
the bird called the knot, Tring a Canutus, takes its name. Jan. 19, 1785.- Died in his 72nd year, the Rev. Jonathan Toup, eminent for his great
classical learning and critical sagacity. Mr. Toup was the editor of an edition of Longious, and the writer of some clever annotations on Suidas and Theocritus,
Wednesday, January 20. St. Euthymius, abbot, A.D. 473.- High Water 45m after 9 Morn-24m after 10 After. Jun. 20, 1779.-On this day died David Garrick, the most perfect and accompitshed actor of
tbe English stage. He was also a successful dramatist, and a poet of no mean pre. tensions ; many of bis poems possess great sweetness, both of fancy and versification. One of the numerous anecdotes told of the English Roscius, is the following, which speaks inuch for his benevolence. Mr. Garriek was very intimate with an emineni surgeon who frequently visited him; upon one occasion he declared to the actor, in the presence of Mrs. Garrick, that without the assistance of a friend who would lend him a thousand pounds, he should be at a loss what to do.
" A thousand pounds ?" said Mr. Garrick, " that is a very large sum.“ Well, now, pray what security can you give for the money?"" No other than my own."~" Here's a pretty fellow," said the Roscios, turning to Mrs. G.; "he wants to borrow a thousand pounds, and upon his personal security. Well, come, I'll tell you oue thing for your comfort ; I think I know a man that will lend you a thousand pounds." He immediately wrote a check for the amount, and presented it to his friend. Mr. Garrick never asked for or recelved a shilling of it.
1 Thursday, January 21.
$t, Agnes.-Sun rises 44m after 7-sets 16m after 4. This saint suffered martyrdom so young. and with such fortitude, that the tona
gues aod pens of all nations, says St. Jerome, are employed to celebrate her praise. Jan. 21, 1773.-To day expired at Hackney, Dr. Bernard Mandeville, author of the Fable of the Bees, and other works more ingenious than useful.
Friday, January 22.
Remember on St. Vincent's day,
This great man sunk under the endless anxieties of the important situation be filled at a period the most eventful in the annals of England. At bis death the reins of government were transferred to Mr. Fox, his talented political opponent, who did not long survive him.
Sunday, January 24.
THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY.
St. Babylas, Bishop of Antioch, died A.D, 350.-New Moon 54m after 4.
the Zodaical light, was seen in Sussex, but it differed iu having a cross or trans
verse bar, ERRATA-In the ' Hour Glass,' page 29; for ilke the cynget's,' read like the cygnetos,
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then, to the field, to gain with our swords
what the fools who doat on peace, toil THE MINSTREI'S WARNING ; months and years to obtain, only that we OR, THE
may snatch it from their grasp. Here, REVENGE OF GLENDHU.
my merry men all, I drain this goblet to
our success!" For the Olio.
So saying, Malcolm, the chieftain of
Glendhu, emptied the ponderous vessel he The sapset of life gives him mystical lore,
held in his hand even to the last drop. And coming events cast their shadows before.
CAMPBELL His retainers did not hesitate to follow
his example. " Success to Glendhu !" PLENTY reigned within the walls of the was echoed by hundreds of voices, and castle of Glendhu ; many a time did the followed by a short silence, whilst the sparkling goblet pass around the festive liquor was on its progress to the “inward board ; all was 'mirth and revelry.
« Success to Glendhu !" bards tuned their harps to sounds of wild again the cry, as each man placed the pleasure and delight.
empty vessel on the board, and started 10 My friends !” exclaimed the chief. his feet, to obey the summons of his tain, as he arose, while a brimming wine- chief. cup was steadied in his hand, - My • Whither, O chief, are we to bend friends ! fill high the parting cup, for our steps," enquired the benchman of this night must see us o'er the English Glendhu, “ what castle of the English border! Many a month have we regaled border are we to attack ?" on the rich spoils of the last foray I led " The castle of the Lord Fitz-Howagainst our foes; but now, our cellars ard !” exclaimed the impatient Malcolm i need replenishment, our stock of fatted seventeen years has my vengeance beeves, fatted in the rich vales of Northe slumbered, now shall it overwhelm him umberland, is exhausted ; once more, like a torrent, the deep smoothness of 4-VOL. V. D