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tensively kept and processions with candles made on it similar to those of Cao.
Thursday, Feb. 4.
illustrious family of Corvini in Florence. He practised great austerities when
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.
merly a comedian of Covent Garden ; he was originally educated for the har, but
Friday, Feb. 5.
philosopher, to whom is attributed the discovery of that interesting branch of,
Saturday, Feb. 6. ,
tion in the 3rd century.
Sunday, Feb. 7.
sier, and for many years treasurer of Queen Anne's bounty. He was well versrd
Monday, Feb. 8.
escape from the fatal battle of Worcester. Pendrell was buried in St. Giles' in
Tuesday, Feb. 9.
ed avenue between Dole and Cal.
band to the unfortunate Queen Mary. Murray, in order to throw the odium of
ERRATUM-Page 34, column 1, for Rona read Rana.
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
insensible to half that had passed, and
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,
MEMOIRS OF THE TOWER OF were scarcely concluded, when an insur-
rection, headed by Wat Tyler, com-
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.” §
• 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