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Let the bottle stand by a fire, or in the THE MUSES' WILD WREATH, chimney corner, two days and nights ; then decant it off, in small bottles, well corked and sealed, to be kept ready for

SONNET-THE INFANT. use; the same quantity of spirits of I saw an infant-health, and joy, and wine poured on the ingredients, well

light shaken up, and placed near the fire, or Bloom'd on its cheek, and sparkled in some other warm situation, about in its eye; six or eight days and nights, will And its fond mother stood delighted serve on slight occasions, on being

by bottled in a similar manner.

To see its morn of being dawn so bright.
Again I saw it, when the withering

blight
FINE GINGER CAKES FOR
COLD WEATHER

lie

On that sad mother's breast--stern Break three eggs in a basin, beat Death was nigh, them well, and add half a pint of cream, And Life's young wings were fluttering which must also be well beaten with

for their flight. them, and the whole put into a sauce- Last, I beheld it stretch'd upon the pan over the fire, to be stirred till it

bier, gets warm. Then add a pound of Like a fair flower untimely snatch'd butter, with half a pound of loaf sugar

away, and two ounces and a half of ginger,

Calm, and unconscious of its mother's both powdered; carefully stirring the different ingredients together, over Which on its placid cheek unheeded a very moderate fire, just to melt all the batter. This being done, pour it But on its lip the unearthly smile into two pounds of fine wheaten flour, express'd, and make it into a good paste. Roll

“Oh! happy child, untried, and it out, without any flour beneath on the

early bless'd!” dresser, of whatever thickness may be

New Monthly Magazine. thought proper.

THE MARINER. EXCELLENT MEDICINE FOR

'Tis the dead of night—the deep blue

vault of Heaven SHORTNESS OF BREATH.

Is all obsured by clouds intensely Mix three quarters of an ounce of dark, finely powdered senna, half an ounce of And on the troublous sea the slender flour of brimstone, and a quarter of an

bark ounce of pounded ginger, in four ounces Of yon lone mariner is widely driven. of clarified honey. Take the bigness Methinks a power unlimited is given of a nutmeg every night and morning, To each rude wind that, struggling for five days successively; afterwards on the main, once a week, for some time; and Fiercely contends the mastery to finally once a fortnight.

gairt; While in their strife old Ocean's bed

is riven. A CURE FOR THE GRAVEL.

Yet hope illumes that hardy sailor's Dissolve three drachms of prepared mind, natron (which may be purchased for And cheers his manly soul : with 3 d.) in a quart of cold soft water, and

vigorous hand take half this quantity in the course of He plies the helm, and leaves high the day. Continue this medicine for a seas behind. few days, and that painful complaint But oh, in vain he nears the friendly will be dissolved. It may be taken at

land, any hour, but is best after a meal. The Full on his bark comes one tremendous greatest martyrs to this disorder have wave, been perfectly relieved by this simple And yon white curling foam is that remedy.

poor seaman's grave.

G. B. H.

SONG,

Before their friends', their offsprings'

eyes. ON DEING ADVISED TO GO ABROAD FOR

What could their agony surpass, CHANGE OF AIR,

They, shrieking, shrinking, Tunc-" The Rose-bud still in bearing."

Saw them sinking,

Sinking, ah, never more to rise !
Oh! urge me not to wander,

Alas! alas!
Or quit my pleasant native shore,
But let me still meander,

Gracia was walking on the shore;

She heard them shrieking,
On these sweet banks I lov'd before.

Succour seeking,
The heart o'ercharg'd with sorrow, But ah! a tear was all her store,
Can find no joy in change of scene,

Alas! alas!
Nor can that cheat “ To-morrow"

And sadly did the maiden sigh, Be aught but what “ To-day" has Ah! why no other pearl have I, been.

Than that which pity's eye now If pleasure e'er o'ertakes me,

gives;

When from their hearts will sor"Tis when I tread the wonted round,

row pass? Where former joy awakes me, And strews its reliques 'o'er the The bright tear fell where waves were

sighing; ground.

Fell where a shell was aptly lying, There's not a shrub or flower,

And soon that shell the tear reBut tells some much-lov'd tale to me,

ceives, Or paints some happy hour,

Alas! alas! Which I, alas! no more must see. Shrin'd in the shell, that bright tear

there,

By power given ?
MY HARP.

From bounteous Heaven,

Became a pearl of value rare:
Come, gentle harp, and let me hold

Oh joy! oh joy!
Communion with thy melody,
And be my tale of sorrow told

The fishers' offspring, toiling, find
To thee, my harp, and only thec.

The pearly tear for them design'd,

A mighty gum they by it gain; There are who marvel I should twine. It soon o'erthrew each dark annoy, My wreath of flowers, whose bloom And, ere the morrow is gone;

Banish'd sorrow-And wonder hand so light as mine Prov'd Gracia's tear fell not in vain, Should linger but on sorrow's tone.

Oh joy! ohi joy! They say that life, to one so young,

Must be a sweet and sunny view; They know not how my soul has clung To Hope, and found that hope untrue.

CURIOUS EPITAPHS.

They know not that a smile from me
Is but the feigning masquer's art-

IN ST. BENNETTS, PAUL'S WHARF, That each low note I draw from thce

LONDON: Is the sad echo of my heart, “ Here lies one More, and no More than

he: One More, and no More! how can that

be? BALLAD.

Why one More and no More may well The skies were dark, the wind was But here lies one More, and that More

lie here alone,

than one."
The foaming ocean

Was all in motion,
And threw its billows to the sky,

IN DENMORE CHURCH-YARD, IRELAND.
Alas! alas!

“ Here lie the remains of John Hall, Too late the life-boat come to save, Grocer—the world is not worth a fig, The fishers found a watery grave and I have good raisins for saying so."

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like the bee, visit every store, and cull the most useful and the best.”—GREGORY.

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FINGAL'S CAVE, IN THE ISLAND OF STAFFER, SCOTLAND.

« The mind can hardly form an idea The dimensions of the cave are as more magnificent than Fingal's Cave, follow:supported on each side with ranges of Length of the cave from the arch m. columns, and roofed by the bottoms of without . . . . . . . . 371 those which have been broken off, in From the pitch of the arch. . 250 order to form it; between the angles Breadth of the arch at the mouth 53 of which a yellow stalagmitic matter At the farther end . . . . 20 bas exuded, which serves to define the Height of the arch at the mouth 117 angles precisely, and at the same time Height of the arch at the end . 79 to vary the colour with a great deal of Height of an outside pillar.39 elegance; and, to render it still more Of one at the north-west corner 54 agreeable, the whole is lighted from

Depth of water at the mouth, 18 without, so that the farthest extremity At the bottom . . . . . : 9 is very plainly seen from the entrance, and the air within being agitated with Another extraordinary and uncomthe flux and reflux of the tide, is per- mon circumstance relating to this isle fectly dry and wholesome.”

is, that the whole island is shaken by VOL. I.

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: a tempest. Near the middle of the Sir; my landlady is now waiting for

island are two wretched huts, built of her last three weeks' rent, and if I basaltic pillars, one serves for the shep- do not take her some money, she will herd and his family, who take care of turn me and my little ones into the the cattle that feed on the island, the street."_" Come with me,” said I, other is used for a barn and cow-house; “show me thy home, and I will have these are the only inhabitants of the an interview with thy worthy hostess." isle. This family resided here summer We walked together a short way, then and winter for several years; but in turning to the right—“Here, Sir," said winter their situation was frequently she, « is where I live.” I pushed, unpleasant; for during a storm, the the door, which went with a leaden waves beat so violently against the weight-and no sooner was it partly island, that the very house was shaken, opened, than the landlady appeared. though situated in the middle of it: in- “Well, I am sure !” said she," and deed, the concussion was so great, that with a man, too: No, Sir, no fellow the pot which hung over the fire par. enters my house, I lodges none but took of it, and was made to vibrate. married honest people." After waiting This so much alarmed the inhabitants a few minutes, I assured her I came of the hut, one stormy winter, that they to inquire into the truth of the poor wodetermined to leave the hut the first fa- man's story,who stood behind me, saying vourable opportunity, for they believed that if it was true, I would discharge that nothing but an evil spirit could have the rent. “ If that's the case, Sir,” said rocked it in so violent a manner. Since she, “ pray walk in." I entered the that period they have only resided in parlour, together with the poor woman; it in summer. This story of the herd the hostess seemed to possess some was considered fabulous till St. Fond's trait of feeling, but it was rough-yet tour confirmed it; 'two of his compa- I liked her none the less for that. nions had occasion to reside in it two She corroborated the poor woman's tale, nights, and on their return declared and to convince me of the wretchedness that the sea broke upon the island with of the family, begged I would walk up such impetuosity, and rushed into the stairs. Having a great dislike to becaves with such force, that the hut hold such scenes of misery, I hesitated, shook to its foundation, and that they and was in the act of putting 78. 6d. could get no sleep.

the amount of the lodging due, on the table; when thinking, perhaps, I might be imposed upon, I followed her. We

ascended the third flight, and while SKETCHES FROM LIFE.

I live I shall never forget the scene

that presented itself. I was lost in reTHE DRUNKEN MECHANIC'S

flection for some time ; at length I asked

the poor woman the trade of her husSATURDAY NIGHT.

band? “A boot-closer, Sir.” “ And On a Saturday-night, after paying what are his general earnings ?"“ When my men, strolling along Chandos-street, he has a mind to work, he can get 50 s. Covent-Garden, my attention was ar- a week."_“ What! and allow you and rested by the sobs. of a poor woman, these little ones to starve-to be withwho was standing under the gateway out a bed?"_“ Yes," exclaimed the Thinking, perhaps, I might alleviate hostess, “it's all true, Sir; he does her wants, I inquired into the cause of allow them to starve indeed.”_"What her trouble, which, at first, she treated a villain!" I exclaimed:-“ No," rerather rudely; but, upon my assuring plied the poor woman, “ he's not a her it was not idle curiosity, or imper- villain, Sir, but he has a great failingtinence that urged the inquiry, she that of drinking-James is not a vil. told me that her husband had been lain, indeed, Sir.”_“ Look at thy childrinking during the week-and that dren, good woman-dost thou think any her children were at home without man worthy of being called a husband food, and with little or no clothing. who would allow these little creatures “And my husband is gone,” says she, to suffer through his own neglect ?" “ into yonder house, to pledge the only “ I love them,” said she," as dearly as article I have left that's worth a shil. my life, and I cannot love them withling.” “ But why not go home, my out loving their father."-"Bless you!” good woman ?" I replied. “I cannot, I exclaimed, “ you are worthy of a better fate and a better husband." least claim from their personal merit. “ He is the best husband in the world,” The judges and physicians, who thoshe replied, “ when he is sober; bút roughly understand the magic of the when he is in liquor, then he is bad wig, gave it all the advantage of length indeed; but he is my husband for all as well as size. The extravagant fondthat.”

ness of some men for this unnatural Here, reader, is another instance of ornament, is scarce credible: there was the superior love and affection of wo- an instance of a country gentleman, man! Although this poor creature was who employed a painter to place perrisuffering every privation-her miserable wigs 'upon the heads of several of habitation without a bed, or a table, or Vandyk's portraits any convenience or comfort, entirely Mr. Wood informs us, that Nathaniel through the bad conduct of her hus. Vincent, D. D. Chaplain in ordinary to band her love, her faith, her constancy the King, preached before him at Newwas sincere ! She was still the loving market, in a long perriwig and Hol. and affectionate wife.-Another proof, land sleeves, according to the then if it was wanting, that woman is supe- fashion for gentlemen ; and that his rior to man in virtue and constancy. Majesty was so offended at it, that he I hastened down stairs, paid the land. commanded the Duke of Monmouth, lady the rent, gave a trifle for food for Chancellor of the University of Camthe children, wished them good night, bridge, to see the statutes concerning and promised to see them again. While decency of apparel put in execution; on my return home, I reflected on the which was done accordingly. different scenes of the Industrious The lace neck-cloth became in fashion Mechanic's Saturday-night, and the in this, and continued to be worn in Drunken Mechanic's: yet I was happy the two following reigns. that I had seen this poor creature; for Open sleeves, pantaloons, and shoulI had determined, if possible, tó re. der-knots, were also worn at this peclaim her husband, by paying him a riod, which was the era of shoevisit on the next

buckles: but ordinary people, and such SATURDAY NIGHT. as affected plainness in their garb, con

tinued, for a long time after, to wear strings in their shoes.

The clerical habit, which, before it ANCIENT COSTUME OF THE is grown rusty, is a very decent dress, ENGLISH.

seems not to have been worn in its present form, before the reign of Charles

the Second. CHARLES THE SECOND.

The ladies' hair was curled and frizThe Monmouth, or military cock of zled with the nicest art, and they frethe hat, was much worn in this reign, quently set it off with heart-breakers. and continued a considerable time in Sometimes a string of pearls, or an fashion,

ornament of ribband was worn on the The perriwig, which had been long head; and in the latter part of the used in France, was introduced into reign, hoods of various kinds were in England soon after the Restoration, fashion. . There is a tradition, that the large black wig which Doctor R. R. be. queathed, among other things, to the

REMARKABLE INSTANCES OF Bodleian Library, was worn by Charles

STRENGTH. the Second.

Zelandar was so tall and strongly Some men of tender consciences were limbed, that at the nuptials of the greatly scandalized at this article of French King, Charles the Fair, he dress, as equally indecent with long brought into the Festival Hall two tung bair; and more culpable, because un- of beer, one tun in each hand. I natural. Many preachers inveighed A noble Silesian was so strong that against it in their sermons, and cut he could break the thickest horse-shoe, their hair shorter, to express their ab- and hold, at the same time, three men, horrence of the reigning mode. It two under his arms, and one by his was observed, that a perriwig procured teeth; and who while hunting a vast many persons a respect, and even vene- wild boar, taking him by the snout ration, which they were strangers to killed him with his sword. before, and to which they had not the

Evelyn's Numismuta, p. 227.

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