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“ Roselle! Roselle !" he shouted, ther :" and he pointed 10 about a dozen " would you leave me ?".
men who were (yet at some distance,) A loud scream escaped her, and quick- advancing along the coast from Bright. ly turning, she beheld her lover springing helinstone. from crag to crag with dangerous rapi “ If ye were to perish on a scaffold, dity, and violently waving his sword, perhaps it would be well for England," which gleamed brightly in the rising sun. pursued the Republican Officer, « but it
“ Merciful Heavens, how is this ?" must not be through Selworth; in to she exclaimed.
yonder boat, sir ;-I will advance to Lady," answered Clifford, who now those who approach us; I know them perceived that speed or force alone could not, but will either by words or actions, secure his prize; “ I cannot pause to an for a few moments, delay their coming. swer questions, you must come with me,'. Although I dislike your principles, I reand seizing her in his arms, he attempted gret and sympathize with your misforto bear her into the boat. Again her tunes. screams were echoed, and she struggled “Oh, Selworth, Selworth, let us haste so violently, that, forced to relinquish her, away,” exclaimed Roselle, he who now lest the fragile board on which they approaches, comes to tear ús asunder for stood should give way, he snatched the ever! 'Tis my father !" sword which Richard had drawn.
Rejoice, sire, rejoice,” shouted Ri. Since you
will have it so, your lo chard : “they who approach are friends ; ver dies," and he rushed to meet Selworth, it is your loving subject, Sir Roger Myrswho panting with rage and ire, yet ex ton and his attendants." hausted by the rapidity of his descent, To be concluded in our next. could scarce summon sufficient strength to defend himself against the fierce and masterly attack of Clifford, who fought Snatches from Oblivion. with a determination which showed him alike possessed of will to retain, and skill [Under this head, it is our intention, occasionto defend his prize. In a few passes, the
ally, to introduce into the pages of the Olio,
choice extracts from the writings of by-gone sword of Selworth was forced from his
authors, many of wbose productions are fast hand, and staggering back three or four sailing down the devouring stream of time, paces, his foot slipping, he fell upon the to be for ever engulphed in the wide ocean strand. Clifford pressed forward, but
of oblivion. We put out our hand to the
rescue, in order to make at least some of our Roselle, escaping from the gentle hold of numerous readers acquaint with the deep Richard, rushed forward, and caught his knowledge and research that the sarans of
other days possessed; and also to show of
what sterling materiel the pages that en“Hold, monster ! Would'st thou de
lightened and charmed our forefathers were stroy a fallen adversary ?"
composed.] • Intercede not for me, Roselle, I can save you yet--die, villain," and hé drew
A very curious and ponderous work, in a pistol from his belt, and presented it at folio, enuitled “ Time's Store House ; Clifford ; another moinent would have
or, the Treasurie of Ancieni and Mobehelå him stretched lifeless upon the dern Times,” printed in 1609, contains ground, had not Richard, who had closely the following particulars regarding the followed Roselle, in turn caught his veneration and respect paid to learned avenging arm.
men by the ancients. " Pause, sir, pause ; in him you seek
“ The Emperor Trajan, in regard of to destroy — behold your King !" ” said Charles- for it was
his learning only, did so especially hoindeed that ever thoughtless and vicious he rode abroad in the fields to take the
nour the philosopher Dion, that when monarch—" to owe my life to my name.
air, he would have him to sit nearest Fire, sir--an ye miss me, your life pays vnio him in his own chariot; and so the forfeiture."
ride on along with him through Rome, “ I own no King,” said Selworth, ris, making it as his triumphal entrance. ing unopposed from the ground, and
“ In the war which the Emperor Oc. lowering his pistol—"an if ye be Charles tavius made in Egypt, ayainst Mark Stuart, I can but say your present colle
Antony, he said, 'ihat he did forbear duct countenances your banishment from
to destroy Alexandria, for the respect he these realms !"
bore to Alexander that built ii; but “' 'Tis well, sir," replied Charles, bit. much more to the Philosopher Arrius.* terly ; your pistols make you master The same emperor also, made Cornelius of my person, until your followers arrive, and then you will, I presume, deliver me
* Arrius the philosopher was a native of lo a death similar to that of my royal fa. Alexandria.
" I scorn,
Gallus tribune of the people, only be “ It is an old but a true proverb, that cause he was a most elegant poet.' honours and gifts are both the makers
“ Suetonius, in the life of Vespasian, and maintainers of arts; therefore we sheweth what rewards were anciently find, that in those times when emperors given to the learned. For he saith, al- and kings favoured studies and learning, though Vespasian was taxed with co there wanted then no store of learned vetousness; yet, notwithstanding, he men. As in the days of Octavius, Claugreatly favoured exercises and arts, and dius, Adrian, Vespasian, and Autonigave as pensions to each master of them, nus. such quantity of golden pieces, as being reduced to the sums of our coin (according to Beroaldus and Budæus) their stipends
THE JUSTICE HALL AND THE valued two thousand and five hundred
PULPIT. ducats, but as some say crowns.' By the testimony of Pliny, in his
For the Olio, seventh book, and ihe ninth chapter, writing of Isocrates (a celebrated orator of Many of our laws and customs are Greece, and scholar of Plato) a man may taken from the Romans, in like manner as very easily perceive in what account theirs were derived from the heathen and and estimation the learned were then ; other nations. Anciently, it was customfor he saith, that this Isocrates having ary for all assemblies to congregate in the made an oration for a certain man, he rewarded him with twelve talents , which open air, or to meet within
walls or groves
of trees, always taking care, that, howvalue (according to our present compu. ever they were surrounded for safety or tation) was twelve thousand crowns. “ We find it likewise written in the life for the intercession of deity, as well as to
secresy, to have free intercourse upward, of the Emperor Antoninus, son unto Se- receive the upright omnipresence of heaverus, that he gave to Appian so many ven in their actions. Thus the Justice ducats of gold as there were number of Hall' of the Romans, a part of the forum, verses in a great work which he had (at was open at the top, having no covering, that time) made, concerning the nature by reason of which, the Assemblies, in and property of all kinds of fishes.
unseasonable weather, were abruptly dis“The Emperor Gratian knowing that solved. Ausonius composed well in verse, gave The "Tribunal' stood in the centre, him (only for his desert that way) the containing the ivory chair in which the consulship, which was the very greatest chief magistrate dispensed justice, surdignity, nay even to that of emperor. rounded by his brethren in less power,
“ Domitian, although he was a most seated on benches, on each side, and able wicked man, gave great honours and to recognise, but not pronounce judggifts to the poet Eustathius; and in a ment. Cælus Rhodius says, " this Jussolemn feast, he caused him to sit at his tice Hall derived its appellation of Puteal table, crowned with a garland of laurel, Libonis, on account that Actius Navius, wherewith all our grave elders used to
once with a razor cut a whetstone in two, crown their poets. Seleucus Bassus, a in memory of which, his statue was erectlyric poet, was much commended by ed with a hat on his head, puteal signify; Vespasian, with no less honourable words ing a covering, or large, broad-brimmed than others, and also had in gifts great hai." sums of money. Arrianus, for the his
The meeting houses of the Society of tory which he wrote in Greek of the acts Friends, as well as the more common conof Alexander the Great, but more espe- struction of the Assize Courts before the cially, because he was a very learned modern plans of architecture, have borne man, was made Consul of Rome by a similar character with those of the Ro. Adrian and Antoninus ; nor were these learned men thus honoured during their life time, but also after their death. As may be noted by Ptolomy, who was
The Pulpit, or Common Pleas,' stood king of Egypt, who made a temple and next to the Justice Hall,' constructed statue to Homer, as he did to his other like the body of a Cathedral. gods. For Virgil likewise, there was a beautified with the stems of ships, obtainstatue erected in Mantua, long time after ed from the people of Antium, in a mehe was dead. The excellent poet Horace, morable sea-fight; and hence, from these although we are not certain how wealthy ships-beaks, called Rostra, is the oratory, he was; yet notwithstanding, he had
Common Pleas' derived. great dignities of Octavius in Rome.
The Note Book.
A FEW REMARKS UPON AUTHORS
But this very
The Young Artists Assistant in the
Art of Drawing in Water Colours. Lord Byron, in his Mems, speaking of
When he does
talk, he talks well ; and on all subjects Every young artist, that wishes to de- of taste, bis delicacy of expression is rive improvement in the Fine Arts, by house-his drawing room-his library
pure as his poetry. If you enter his a diligent perusal of this excellent little manual, will be amply and profitably re
you of yourself say this is not the dwel. paid. "The rules and remarks, indeed, ling of a common mind. There is not a are so easy of attainment, and the plan of gem, a coin, a book thrown aside on his setting out so practical, that the student chimney-piece, his sofa, his table, that must be wanting in application, if he does not bespeak an almost fastidious eleshut the pages without being essentially delicacy must be the nursery of his ex
gance in the possessor. benefited.
SOUTHEY, I have not seen much of.
only existing entire man of letters. His
manners are mild, but not those of a A favourite Ballad : the words selected first order. His prose is perfect. Of
man of the world, and his talent of the from the . Sorrows of Rosalie." Ar his poetry, there are various opinions : ranged for the Piano or Harp, by J. there is perhaps too much of it for the Blockley. Cramer & Co.
present generation, posterity will probaThe honourable poetess advises her sex bly select. He has passages equal to not to succour the tender passion, by the any thing. At present he has a party apostrophe ' Love Not.' Though she but no public-except for his prose writhas given the 'Sorrows of Rosalie as an ings. The Life of Nelson is beautiful. exemplification, maidens will love, and M-has a peculiarity of talent, or love will very often inthral them. Mr. rather talents--poetry, music, voice, all J. Blockley, however, has exercised his his own; and an expression in each genius in an adantino movement to har- which never was, nor will be possessed monize the feelings of those who are re- by another. But he is capable of still solved to take the Honble. Mrs. Norton's higher flights in poetry. By-the-bye, advice. The sentiment of the composer what humour, whatevery thing in the is tenderly expressed, and the · Ballad' ' Post Bag !" There is nothing Mpossesses claims which are calculated to may not do, if he will but seriously set relieve the monotonous strummings of the about it. In society he is gentlemanly, boarding school exercises.
gentle, and altogether more pleasing than
any individual with whom I am acquaint• British Melodies,' No. 1. For the ed. For his honour, principle, and in
Piano, &c. By C. Chanlieu. Cocks dependence, his conduct to and Co.
speaks trumpet tongued. We are at a loss to conceive why racter, and not exactly of the present age;
Leigh Hunt is an extraordinary cha• Charlie is my Darling' should be brought he reminds me out of the • °Children of the Mist, in Hampden times-much talent, great in
of the Pym and which it was so admirably sung by Miss dependence of spirit, and an austere, yet Stephens, when the drama first appeared not repulsive aspect.
If he goes on on the stage, as the first number of the qualis ab incepto, I know few men who • Mélodies Britanniques ;' but the Old will deserve more praise or obtain it. Scotch Song' is Anglicised very prettily
He is a man to the ear, and the composition effected worth knowing; and though, for his own with appropriate variations, so as to in- sake, I wish him out of prison, I like to sure the harmonic approval of those who study character in such situations. He like chromatic studies.
has been unshaken, and will continue • Amidst the Gay and Festive Crowd,'
I don't think him deeply versed in words by G. Robertson ; the music by life; he is the bigot of virtue (not reliFlamini Duvernay. Johanning & Co. gion), and enamoured of the beauty of
empty name,' as the last breath of The simplicity of the verse, and the Brulus pronounced, and every day proves tone in the music of this Ballad, render it. He is, perhaps, a little opiniated, the composition an easy acquisition. as all men who are the centre of circles,
wide or narrow-lhe Sir Oracles, in whose name iwo or three are gathered Fear springs sometimes as well from together, must be, and as even Johnson want of judgment as from want of couwas : but withal, a valuable man, and rage. All the dangers I have been in, less vain than success, and even the con I have looked upon without winking, with sciousness of preferring the right to the an open, sound, and entire sight. A man expedient might excuse.
must have courage to fear. MONTAIGNE The HUMOUR OF SHERIDAN AND Col. MAN. --Sheridan's humour or rather wit was saturpine, and sometimes savage ; he
Anecdotiana. never laughed (at least that I saw, and I watched); but Colman did. If I had
NEW ENGLAND EPITAPHS. to choose, and could not have both at a In the old town of Newbury, in Mastime, I should say, • let me begin the sachusets, are some very ancient stones, evening with Sheridan, and finish it with containing inscriptions of this nature. Colman; Sheridan for dinner, Colman The following is one :for supper ; Sheridan for claret or port, As you are, so was I; but Colman for every thing from the
God did call, I did die;
Now children all whose name is Noyes, Madeira and Champagne at dinner—the Make Jesus CHRIST your only choice. claret with a layer of port between the At Dorchester may be seen an epitaph glasses—up to the punch of the night,
on a young woman who suddenly fell and down to the grog, or gin and water
down dead, in these words:of day break. All these I have threat
On the 21st of March, ened with both the same.
God's angels made a searche. a Grenadier company of Life Guards,
Around the door they stoodbut Colman a whole regiment—of Light
They took a maid,
It is said, Infantry, to be sure, but still a regiment.
And cut her down like wood. Moore's Notices of Byron. In the town of Framingham is a double
grave-stone, recording the death of two
persons, struck dead by lightning at the DESCRIPTION OF NEWMARKET.
same time. Its staple trade is blood horses; its in. My trembling heart with grief o'erflows, habitants, for the most part, jockeys and
While I record the death of those
Who died by thunder sent from Heaven in gamblers; its language that of Tatiersal ; and its amusements, or rather business, an endless succession of matches on the in the grave-yard at Pepperell, can only
The singularity of the following lines, race-course, in the cock-pit, the tennis be accounted for by supposing that they court, the billiard-table, or at the card.
were written by the deceased himself, table. About 300 horses are reared and while labouring under the malady which trained in the year, and at every little occasioned his death. interval four thousand pounds or guineas In youth he was a scholar bright, are asked and given for one crack racer. In learning he took great deligh From 5001. to 2,000', is accounted ra
He was a Major's only son
It was for love he was undone. ther a common price; and the money paid to grooms and their attendants, to
On a stone near by we have another say nothing of the corn and hay con specimen of skill at epitaph-making, prosumed and wasted, would far exceed belief bably by the same scholar
bright. if accurately stated. There are few
Benjamin Parker, near 83,
Respectable you once did see; people in the town who do not speculate His grandson now lies over him more or less in the way of betting ; and We all must feel the effects of sin. so infectious is the feeling, that even At the church-yard in Cambridge, little children learn to lisp about the Massachusetts, is a tomb-stone containing pedigree of horses, the long odds, and the no inscription whatever, but only the characters and comparative merits of the device of a vase and the sun, carved on riders. There are seven weeks of racing the face of the stone, the name of the in the year—three in May, one in July, person intended being Vassol—the word and three in October ; and during these Vas, in Latin, meaning a vase, and Sol, busy periods, when gamblers and jockies the sun. are as thick as blackberries, the usual
MARCH OF CANDOUR. current of conversation is so much a The following equivocal inscription,
nystery to the uninitiated, that a stran- true, perhaps, in more senses than one, ger would be exceedingly apt to suppose is painted in the window of a well-known ihat the chief end of man was something inn, in Sheffield :-" Good accommodavery different from what is set forth in tion for Commercial Gentlemen. N. B. the Church Catechism.
The British Traveller regularly taken in."
Diary and Chronology.
Monday, January 25.
This festival was instituted very early, and was for a time a holiday of obliga.
Tuesday, January 26.
the catholic cause ia the year 166. St. Polycarp is said to have been a disciple of
was the authorese of several novels, and possessed a happy vein of poetry. Among
Wednesday, January 27.
the greatest musical genius that any country ever produced. or Mozart
Thursday, January 28.
-High Water 13m after 4 morn-3m after 4 After.
Warwick. This gatlant nobleman assisted at the coronation of Heory IV.; and,
Friday, January 29.
of the Visitation, of which there are several convents. The rule and discipline of
Saturday January 30.
the best actress in England, but supposed by nany to excel the celebrated Mao
Sunday, January 31.
FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY.
plews to all brauches of Natural History, became possessed of one of the finest
Monday, Feb. 1.
Italy, was surprised in bis bed at Cremona, and laken prisoner by the Imperial-,
Tuesday, Feb. 2.
The festival of Candlemas was instituted by Pope Gelasius; some ascribe the
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