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Wednesday, Feb.
St. Blase, died A.D. 316.-High Water 53m after 9 Morn -34m after 10 Aftern.
St. Blase.-The festival of this saint, who was Bishop of Sebaste in Armenia, used to be ex.

tensively kept and processions with candles made on it similar to those of Cao.
dlemas. Ai Bradford some well-known lives are recited to-day at the Wool.

combers' feast.
Feb. 3, 1795.-Expired on this day in his 59th year, Williams Parsons, an Eaglish comic actor
of the highest eminence. He was buries at Lee, a secluded village near Black beath.

Thursday, Feb. 4.
St. Andrew Corsini. -Sun rises 22m after 7 Morn-sets 38m after 4 Aftern
St. Andrew:-Our saint was said to be a perfect pattern of bumility, though derived from the

illustrious family of Corvini in Florence. He practised great austerities when
Bishop of Fiesoli, and resided in the Convent of Carmelite friars, where he slept
on a couch of leaves. His charity towards the poor was unbounded, and he kept
" a list of all the poor people in his neighbourhoori, in imitation of St. Giegory the

Great. St. Andrew before his death, which took place A.D. 1373, founded and

endowed a magnificent chapel in the great church of St. John Lateran.
Feb. 4, 1820,- Died Thomas Knight, one of the managers of the Liverpool Theatre, and for.

merly a comedian of Covent Garden ; he was originally educated for the har, but
his taste for dramatic entertalyments led bim tn prefer the stage as a profession.
This gentleman was the author of several dramatic pięces, of which the most po-
pular 18 the Turnpike Gate.

Friday, Feb. 5.
St. Agatha.-Higk Water 0h Om Morn. h 16m Aftern.
St. Agatha.-Tbis virgin martyr suffered for her faith by order of Quiutiamur, about the year

AD 951.
Feb. 5, 17:39.-Expired Lewis Galvani, at Bologna in the north of Italy, a celebrated Italian

philosopher, to whom is attributed the discovery of that interesting branch of,
science, known by the name of Galvanism. The manner of the discovery was as
follows:-The wife of Galvani being in a bad state of health, was recommended a
soup made from frogs as a restorative, and some of these animals, skinned for the
purpose, happening to lle on a table in the professor's laboratory, on which was
placed an electrical machine, one of his assistants io his experiments by accident
bronght the point of a scalpel near the crural nerves of a frog lyiog near llie con
ductor, when the muscles of the animal became strongly convulsed ; a repetition
of the experiment beiog attended with similar effects, led to a regular investiga,
tion of the cause, an account of which was published by Galyani in 1791,.

Saturday, Feb. 6. ,
St. Dorothy.-Sun rises 19m after 7-sets 42m after 4.
St. Dorothy.-Our saint appears to have suffered martyrdon during the Dioclesian persecule

tion in the 3rd century.
Feb. 6, 1687.--Expired suddenly at church in the relgn of James II., Sir Henry Bedingfielii,
the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas.

Sunday, Feb. 7.

Lessons for the Day, 1 chap. Genesis, Morn.--2 chap. Ceneis, Evening.
St. Romuald, founder of Camaldoli, died A.D. 1027.-Full M on 42m after 7 mor.
Feb. 7, 1807.-Died Mr. Williain Steevens, a man of great learning. He was by trade a ho,

sier, and for many years treasurer of Queen Anne's bounty. He was well versrd
in the Latin, Greek, and Hebrew Languages; and enjoyed the friendship of
Bishop Horne, Parkhurst, and Jones of Nayland. The treatise he wrote on the
Nature and Constitution of the Christian Church, is a valuable work.

Monday, Feb. 8.
St. Cuthbert of England - High Water im after 2 morn--?4m after 2 aft.
Feb. 8, 1671.-Expired Richard Pendrell, the preserver and conductor of Charles (1. after his

escape from the fatal battle of Worcester. Pendrell was buried in St. Giles' in
the Fields, Londou.

Tuesday, Feb. 9.
St. Thelian English Bishop and Confessor.-Sun riscs : 4m after 7- sets tim after 4.
St. Thelian.-Our saint, who is said to have been born near Monmouth, planted the celebrate

ed avenue between Dole and Cal.
Feb. 9, 1566.-Murdered by the contrivance of Murray & Bothwell, Henry King of Scots, hus-

band to the unfortunate Queen Mary. Murray, in order to throw the odium of
the act upon the Queen, persuaded her to marry Bothwell. The house was blown
up with gunpowder wherein the King was; so that it is uncertain whether he was
murdered first, or perished in the ruins: It was not known at first that Bothwell
was an aceomplice in the murder, and when it was suspected, the Queen Inststed
on his being tried for it; but she married him as soon as he was acquitted, with *
the concurrence of the nobility, and created him Duke of the Orkneys.

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currence which took place there about twenty years since, and which would

form an excellent subject for a modern THE RECRUIT.


At the period alluded to, there dwelt For the Olio.

near the church, a young woman, who,

if she was not so fair and faultless as The town of C-, in Wiltshire, con heroines of romance are usually repretains little that is attractive save its elegant sented, was at least sufficiently handsome church, of which enough has been al to be the toast of the whole own, and ready said in various topographical the adored object of a score of lusty works. The Market-house has long been young men of various fortunes.

From levelled with the ground, and the ancient amidst this train of rustic gallants, she cross was several years since torn from selected one of humble birth and slender the spot it had occupied for so many cen- means, but a youth whom she thought turies, and hurried by the Vandal who worthy of that which others had sought ordered its demolition, to an obscure in vain-her love, ay, the love of one place at no great distance, where a por. whose heart was a stranger to the coquettion of it now stands an object of vene ry, practised by those of her sex upon ration to the few remaining townspeople whom fortune had been more lavish of whose respect for antiquity has not been her favours. entirely obliterated. But the tale we are, Her lover, whom we shall call Riwith the reader's permission, about to tell, chard, was one whom nature had greatly does not relate to the antiquities of this favoured; tall, strong, and active, he was obscure town; at some future period we sufficiently protected from any personal may be tempted to give a few of the tra attack that might be made upon him, by ditions connected with it in ruder times. those who envied his happier lot.

His Our present purpose is to detail an oc- acknowledged superiority in every athle. 6-VOL. V. F


tic exercise rendered any thing like open him with more liquor, until he had reached
hostility quite impracticable; and it was that state which your toper calls blissful.
therefore determined by a few, who look. It was nearly dark when they reached the
ed upon his happiness with a jaundiced town, and, as they entered it, a recruiting
eye, to thwart him by any possible means. party, which had been sojourning there,
Generous and unsuspecting, Richard saw were taking their evening march.
not the cloud that was hanging over him; Frank Wells immediately commenced
indeed, he had never once supposed that a glowing description of the life of a sol.
he had ever created an enemy. He had dier, and painted in lively colours the
so far prevailed upon the parents of Mary, chances of promotion which stood in the
as to gain their consent to their union, way of one who had the boldness to em-
which, it was settled, should take place bark in such a life. But Richard was
on the following week.

insensible to half that had passed, and
Things were in this posture, when Ri- shortly after, quitting his treacherous com-
chard was invited to join a party who panions, hastened home, and throwing
were going a rook-shooting at some little himself on his humble bed, was soon bu.
distance from the town. Their sport was ried in a profound slumber. But how
uninterrupted, and when over, the party grea: was his surprise and horror, when
repaired to a tavern for the purpose of he awoke in the morning, and discovered
spending the evening in mirth and har a bunch of narrow and gaudy-coloured
mony ; but there was one of the company ribbands fastened on his hat, -the badge
who saw, in this carouse, some faint hopes of a new recruit !
of success in his designs upon Mary. Ři. His heart sunk within him at the sight,
chard had drank but little, yet it was suf- and a flood of tears rushed down his face,
ficient to confuse and bewilder one who which bore evident marks of the last
had but slight acquaintance with the ale- night's carouse. He rushed into the
jug. Frank Wells, a young man of dis- town, in search of some of his compa-
solute habits, observed this, and plied nions of the preceding evening, and en-

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countered the recruiting party, just about upon her, and faintly pronounced her to commence their rounds.

name. She answered him with a shriek Ah, my fine fellow," said the Ser so loud and so piercing, that it thrilled to jeant, you are prompt-we must rouse the hearts of those who had but a moment some of our new friends with tuck of before joined in hunting down the unfordrum-you want no such greeting.". tunate Richard, and sunk insensible upon

“I do not, indeed,” replied Richard, his body, which still quivered in the throes scarcely able to articulate ; " I wish for an of death! explanation of this cursed business,” and he dashed his gaily triinmed hat on the Reader, if thou wouldst know the rest, ground.

it is recorded on a sinall slab in C“ An explanation,” cried the Serjeant, church-yard. Upon this tablet is in-“ Ah! ah ! ah ! my young yokel, an scribed the name and age of one who explanation-why, our Colonel couldn't died of that disease of which much has ax for more. You're joking, master been written, and still more talked of, — clod-hopper-you are one of us, and if a broken heart! you do not go quielly, we must compel

ALPHA. you.' He attempted to seize Richard, who

THE DYING HUNTER OF THE ALPS. immediately laid him on his back, filed

(For the Olio.) precipitately from the spot, and directing his night iowards the dwelling of his Oh, bear me to the mountains, sweetheart, entered the house breathless

The forests of dark pine,

That I may feel the light gales cool, and nearly exhausted.

This fever'd brow of mine ; Mary," said he, as he strained her in his embrace, -" I have for That I may hear the bugle's tone saken thee, and all I value in the

Amid the vallies ring,

Strike down the red deer in its course, world; I am justly punished for The eagle on the wing. my last night's folly.” But few words were required to explain the whole affair, Though sunny is this radiant clime,

And blue this cloudless sky, for which, however, there was little time

Though the sad wrecks of olden time left for lamenting. The shouts nf those Around me scatter'd lie; in pursuit told that concealment was necessary, and Mary, hurrying her lover out

Though orbs of gold 'midst orange bowers

Glow beautiful and bright, of the room, led him into an outhouse,

And the dark blue waves of ocean where stood a large corn bin, Into this Dance gladly in the light; Richard instantly jumped, and scarcely had the lid been shut down, when the re

Though clime and sky alike combine

A paradise to make, cruiting party were heard to enter the

I'd rather see the bright sun shine house. They were headed by Frank Upon my native lake. Wells, who was the most active in the

Then bear me to the mountains, search. Every corner was subjected to

The mountains where my sires their scrutiny, but without success, when Have kindled for a thousand years the malignant Frank proceeded to the out

Their cheerful household fires ! house and raised the lid of the corn bin.

Oh, bear me to my native glen, A desperate struggle instantly ensued,

My life is ebbing fast; but Richard's great strength enabled him The demon * from the marsh and fen to overthrow his enemy; he rushed from

Has breathed on me at last. the outhouse and made for the road. He

Tell not, oh tell not my sweet Blanche, flew towards the gate, which he cleared That my sear'd spirit's filed; at one bound, and gained the road, when She'd rather face an avalanche the soldiers, warned by the cries of Frank

Than hear that I am dead. Wells, discovered his flight, and fired No funeral dirge, no reqieum sing upon the fugitive. One shot merely Over my lowly grave, grazed his side, but another took a more

The wild wind moaning through the trees fatal direction, and lodged between the

Is all the dirge I crave. shoulders. Richard instantly fell bathed Oh, bid my manly brother, in blood, but rising again, he staggered

And my sisters, not to weep,

But support my aged mother towards the house, which he would have When I am laid asleep. entered, but life was ebbing fast, and he

Take, take this purse of gold, sunk at the door, to which Mary had And take this ring and gem, hurried upon bearing the report of fire

It is all that I have saved,

But I saved it all for them,
Who shall pretend to paint her hor-
ror ?
Her lover fixed his dying eyes




MEMOIRS OF THE TOWER OF were scarcely concluded, when an insur-

rection, headed by Wat Tyler, com-
pelled the King, with his mother and

several of the nobility, to seek immediate This very acceptable and instructive protection within the walls of that forwork is the joint performance of those tress, from which the monarch had shortly able and active labourers in the field of before proceeded to receive the crown, ancient lore, Messrs. Britton and Brayley, attended by every demonstration of the and the task could not have been dele- loyalty and attachment of his subjects. gated to fitter hands. It is a clever and " The insurgents assembled on Blackwell-digested compilation, containing an heath, sent a message to the King desiring immensity of information relative to this a conference. Richard, acceding to their ancient Fortress, Palace, Prison, and request, first heard mass in the Tower, Arsenal, that cannot fail to be valuable and then sailed down the Thames towards to every reader of English history, and Rotherhithe ; but on approaching the especially to those whose limited means shore, beheld such symptoms of rebellion preclude them from possessing the ex and tumult, that he returned, without eyen pensive work of Bayley.

effecting a parley. The infuriated mob In the volume before us, our anti. then advanced 10 London, and after comquaries have given us clear, but brief, mitting every species of enormities, quaraccounts, arranged with proper attention tered themselves in and near St. Katheto chronology, of all the historical events rine's Hospital, and invested the Tower, connected with this stronghold, that agi at times hooting as loud as if the tated the state in those rude and turbulent devils were in them.” The besieged held times, when the ambitious and powerful a council, wherein Sir William Walnoble joined with the subject in stern worth, the intrepid mayor of London, rebellion against the ruling power.

recommended a sally while the rebels Having said thus much of the contents, were asleep and drunk ; but this measure we will now transfer to our columns á being deemed too desperate, the King few specimens from its pages, which con. proposed to meet them at Mile-end, and tain a long tissue of vicissitudes, of suc hear their grievances. He had, however, cess and dire misfortune :

scarcely quitted the gales for that purAt p. 21, we find the following curious pose, when a party of the insurgents, particulars regarding the coronation of who had been previously concealed, the ill-fated Richard the Second, and the gained adınittance into the fortress; and insurrection of the rebellious Wat Tyler ; after beheading the Archbishop of Cana note to which seems to place beyond terbury, Sir Robert Hales and others, doubt the manner of the death of the who had sought refuge in the chapel, daring rebel.

they proceeded to commit other, though " The events connected with the Tower lesser enormities; pillaged the royal during the latter years of Edward's go apartments, and offered the grossest invernment are unimportant; but the ac sults to the Queen mother. I cession of Richard the Second

gave rise termination of the conference between to some of the most memorable incidents Richard and the rebels is fully detailed recorded in its history. The festivities by the English historians, as are also the and pageantries attendant upon the Co circumstances which led to the death of ronation, which had been conducted on a Wat Tyler, and the final suppression of scale of the most extended magnificence, t the insurrection.” §

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• Hurst, Chance and Co.

cups of gold, and, filling them with wine at + On the day of the Coronation, the King, the spouts of the castle, presented them to the clad in white robes, issued from the gates of King and his nobles. the Tower, accompanied by an immense as $ It is stated by Stowe, in his Survey of semblage of nobles, knights, and esquires. London, that although there was in the Tower The streets through which he passed were a garrison of 1200 men, they were so panicadorned with drapery, the conduite ran wine, struck, that they offered no opposition to the and pageunts were exhibited in all the prin. rebels,

.manie of whom went into the Kynge's cipai thoroughfares. Among the latter was a Privie Chamber, and plaied the wantons, in castle with four towers, stationed in Cheap. sitting, lying, and sporting them on the King's side ; from two sides of this, “ the wine ran bed. And that which is much more saucily, forth abundantlje, and at the top stood a golden invited the King's mother to kiss with them.' angel, holding a crown, 80 contrived that, The following account of this transaction when the King came near, he bowed down and is taken from " A Chronicle of London, from presented it to him. In each of the towers 1089 to 1483:"-' And on the morwe aster, was a beautiful virgin, of stature and age like that is to say Fryday, and thanne ou the Satira to the King, apparelled in white vestures, the day after Corpus Cristi day, the kyng anon which blew in the King's face leaves of gold after rood into Smythfeld, and William Waland flowers of gold counterfeit.” On the worth thanne beynge maire of London, Sir approach of the cavalcade, the damsels took Robert Knolles and also aldermen and other

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