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WILLIAM WITH THE STRONG HAND. her palace, and gave it to one of her · William with the Strong Hand was maids to present to her. the eldest son of William de Albini, “Returning, therefore, into England who came into England with William with the fame of his glorious exploit, the Conqueror, and held large pos. he was forthwith advanced to the carló sessions by knight's service in Norfolk. dom of Arundel, and for his arms the He is represented by the historians of lion given him ; nor was it long after, those days, as a man of great personal that the Queen of England accepted prowess, and extraordinary agility and him for her husband, whose name was strength of bodyDugdale tells why Adeliza (or Alice), widow to King he was called William with the Strong Henry I. and daughter to Godfrey Hand; the occasion was thus, as re. Duke of Lorrain; which Adeliza had lated by that judicious antiquary: the castle of Arundel and county in
“ It happened that the Queen of dowry from that king." And in the France, being then a widow, and a beginning of King Henry the Second's very beautiful woman, became much time, he not only obtained the castle in love with a knight of that country, and honour of Arundel to himself and who was a comely person, and in the his heirs, but also a confirmation of flower of his youth; and because she the earldom of Sussex, granted to him thought that no man excelled him in by the third penny of the pleas of that valour, she caused a tournament to be county, which in ancient times was proclaimed throughout her dominions, the usual way of investing such great promising to reward those who should men in the possession of any earldom, exercise themselves therein, according after the ceremonies of girding with to their respective merits i and con- the sword, and putting on the robes, cluding, that if the person whom she so were performed, which have ever, tili well affected, should act his part better of late, been thought essential to their than others in those military exercises, creation.--Polyanthea, p. 23. she might marry him without any dishonour to herself.
“ Hereupon divers gallant men THE OLD MAID'S REGISTER. from foreign parts hastened to Paris; among others came this our William
At 15 years is anxious for coming de Albini, bravely accoutred, and in
in out and to obtain the attentions of men. the tournament excelled all others,
16. Begins to have some idea of the overcoming many, and wounding one te
tender passion. mortally with his lance ; which being
17. Talks of love in a cottage, and observed by the queen, she became ex
disinterested affection. ceedingly enamoured of him, and forth. 18. Fancies herself in love with with invited him to a costly banquet, and so
some handsome man who has fattered afterwards bestowing certain jewels upon him, offered him marriage. But
19. Is a little more difficult in conhaving plighted his troth to the Queen sequence of being noticed. of England, then a widow, he refused 20. Commences fashionable, and has her, whereat she grew so discontented a taste for dashing. that she consulted with her maids how 2 1. Acquires more confidence in her she might take away his life: and in own attractions, and expects a brilliant pursuance of that design, enticed him
establishment into a garden, where there was a se
22. Refuses a good offer because the cret cave, and in it a fierce lion. into gentleman is not a man of fashion. which she descended by divers steps,
23. No objection to flirt with any under colour of shewing him the beast.,
well-behaved gentleman. And when she told him of his fierce
! 24. Begins to wonder she is not ness, he answered, that it was a married. womanish and not a manly quality. to 25. Becomes rather more circumbe afraid thereof; but having him spect in her conduct. there, by the advantage of a folding
*26, Begins to think a large fortune door, thrust him in to the lion. Being not quite so indispensible. therefore in this danger, he rolled his mantle about his arm, and putting his Mr. Vincent ridicules this story, but as it is hand into the mouth of the beast, to be found in authors of as good authority as pulled out his tongue by the root; Arundel family have the hon without a tongue,
himself, and some of the ancient bearings of the which done, he followed the queen to it has at least probability on its side.
· 27. Affects to prefer the company of according to a passage in Tacitus, it rational men.
appears that a sort of manuscript papier 28. Wishes to be married in a quiet was circulated in the Roman States, way with a comfortable income.
for the purpose of communicating · 29. Almost despairs of entering the public intelligence to the soldiers and married.state.
people. 30. Betrays the dread of being The first newspaper published in called an old maid.
England is dated July 28th, 1588. It 31. An additional attention to dress was called “the English Mercury," a is now manifested.
copy of which is preserved in the 32. Professes to dislike balls, find- British Museum. Another private newsing it difficult to get good partners. paper, entitled “ the Weekly Courant,"
33. Wonders how men can neglect was printed in London 1622; and in the society of sedate, amiable women, 1639, appeared one by Baker, Newto flirt with chits.
castle. The next was called “ Diurnal 34. Affects good humour in her con. Occurrences of Parliament,”Nov.1641. versation with men.
This was succeeded by the Mercuries, 35. Too jealous of the praises of which appear to have commenced with other women, more at this period than « The Mercurius Rusticus ; or, the hitherto.
Country's Complaint of the Barbarous 36. Quarrels with her friend, who Outrages began in the year 1642, by has lately been married.
the sectaries of this once flourishing 37. Imagines herself slighted in só. kingdom, &c." This journal of Horciety.
rid Outrages (the effects of revolu38. Likes talking of her acquaint- tionists) was edited by Bruna Ryves; ances who are married unfortunately, and is said to have been originally puband finds consolation in their misfortune. lished in “ one, and sometimes two
39. Nl-nature visibly on the in sheets, quarto," beginning the 22d of crease.
August, 1642. It has since gone through 40. Becomes meddling and officious. four editions, the last published in
41. If rich, makes love to a young 1723, with a curious frontispiece, reman without fortune.
presenting a kind of Dutch Mercury in · 42. Not succeeding, rails against the centre, and ten other compartments, the whole sex.
with fancied views of places where 43. A partiality for cards and some of the diabolical scenes were scandal,
acted. The “ Mercurius Aulicus” was 44. Too severe against the manners published in Oxford, 1642. This was of the age.
continued until about the end of 1645. 45. Exhibits a strong predilection for Some other papers of this kind were a Methodist parson.
published with the following titles, 46. Enraged at his desertion, and · Mercurius Britanicus, communicating accuses the whole sex of inconstancy. the affairs of Great Britain, for the
47. Becomes desponding and takes better information of the people, by snuff.
Marchmont Needham." "Mercurius 48. Attunes her sensibility to cats Pragmaticus,” by the same pen; “Mer and dogs.
curius Politicus" appeared every Wed. 49. Adopts a dependant relation to nesday, in two sheets quarto, comattend her menagerie.
mencing June 9th, 1649, and ending 50. Becomes disgusted with the 6th of June, 1656. When the Editor world, and vents her ill-humour on her recommenced with a new series of unfortunate keeper of animals.
numbers, and continued till the middle ... The BACHELOR'S REGISTER will ap- of April, 1660. At this time an order pear in our next Number of Saturday Night.
from the Council of State prohibited
the paper, and Henry Muddiman and ORIGIN OF NEWSPAPERS. Giles Drury were authorized to publish
The ingenious Mr. D’Israeli has the news every Monday and Thursday, stated, that the first literary jour- in the “ Parliamentary Intelligence, or nal acquired its origin in France. It Mercurius Politicus." The Gazette was entitled “ Journal des Scavans," seems to have superseded these; for and the first number was published on L'Estrange discontinued his papers the 30th of May, 1665. But previous upon the appearance of the “ Oxford to this period, we shall find some news. Gazette,” November 5th, 1665. It obpapers, &c. published in England; and, tained this appellation, in consequence
of the English Parliament being then ful to my benefactor was impossible. held at Oxford. The king and his court i determined to stifle my passion in returning to the metropolis, was accom- the bud, see her only once more, and panied by the official paper, which has set off next day to join my regiment, retained the name of the “ London Ga- now on the Spanish frontier. Oh! zette," from the 5th of February 1666, that I had gone without seeing her. to the present time. The first daily In the evening I went to Madam St. paper after the revolution, was called Omar's without communicating my inK the Orange Intelligencer; and from tention to St. Pierre. Madam St. Omar that time to the present, we observe a was from home, but Julia was within. progressive augmentation in the number It was a balmy evening in May-she and quality of newspapers.
was sitting in an apartment which At present we have eight morning, commanded a beautiful prospect of the seven evening, twelve weekly, and garden of the Thuilleries-the casetwenty-one Sunday papers in London, ment was open, and the twilight was eighty-nine in other parts of England approaching. I besought her to sing, and Wales; twenty-three in Scotland; and accompany herself upon the harp. and forty in Ireland; making in the She did so. The song was of love, whole two hundred papers in the and I heard her voice tremble at that United Kingdom.
part where the poet says,
“Even in another's arms,
I'll think of thee alone.” TRANSLATION OF A PAPER
I was leaning over her, entranced. It FOUND AMONG TAR BAGGAGE OF A FRENCH was too much for me. The arnt which
OFFICER KILLED AT WATERLOO. rested upon her chair slid insensibly (Continued from page 69.)
round her waist, and I told my fatal
secret. Oh, God! what shall I say I danced with her; St. Pierre was were my feelings when I found my too ill to dance; I spoke to her of love returned. At first they were of fifty things, but my conversation re- rapture alone; but the next moment turned always to the same subject. I the recollection of my friend and benewatched her during the whole evening, factor came upon me, and I shrunk and once or twice saw a blush upon from her in dismay. She looked horher cheek when our eyes chanced to for-struck. “ But you are another's," meet. I beheld St. Pierre pay her the I cried, “and that other is my friend. most marked attention, and a throb of Oh, Julia, let us be unhappy, but we jealousy beat at my heart; but I re- shall never be guilty !" So saying, I pressed it, because I thought she snatched up my hat and hurried out of received his attentions with coldness, the house. I returned to my lodgings madly in I flew to our lodgings, but my conlove.
science struck me so, I could not face 16 You remember that lovely girl St. Pierre. Fortunately he was out, with whom you danced," said St. and was not to return till late next Pierre, as we sat together next morn- day. I sent him a hurried note, mening at breakfast.
tioning that I had received a sudden 66 Remember her!” cried I, “I order to join ; and leaving it upon his shall never forget her." St. Pierre table next morning, I threw myself looked grave. “She is to be mine, my into a voiture, and, without once stopfriend, on Monday.” “ Your's on ping to rest, arrived at Bayonne. Monday !" cried I, in a voice of an- Here I passed some weeks in great guish. “Yes, Dumain," replied he. Oneasiness of mind, which was not re« Does it grieve you to learn that your lieved either by the silly conversation friend is to be so soon made happy of my brother officers, or the account with the hand of the woman he of St. Pierre's marriage, which he in adores ?” “Oh, no, no!" I replied, due time communicated. This last scarcely articulately ; “ I am happy, piece of intelligence, indeed, came very happy, to hear you are so for- upon me like a death-blow ; for though tunate.”
I knew it must come, yet even that I rose and left the room, for I could certainty did not lighten it. In this not dissemble to him, and walked out state I continued, without any comfort, into the air to cool my brain and re- except what I derived from the rusolve upon something. To be unfaith- mours now aloat, that our regiment
was soon to join our brave army in elapsed. At the close of every action driving the English out of Spain. St. Pierre and I sought each other, and
In about a month after I had quitted met as those who love do meet when Paris, St. Pierre arrived, bringing with both have escaped impending danger. him an order to cross the Pyrenees. Our troops fought bravely; but what All was now bustle and preparation; could they do against a superior force, but for me, new troubles awaited me and an exasperated populace. We To drown my sorrow I had plunged were driven from post to post; our into dissipation, and was now so much baggage was plundered and our woundin debt that I could not move. What ed slain by the Guerillas ; till, finally, to do I knew not. I could not apply our generals were changed, and a reto my relations, because thay had not treat in form was begun. It was long the means of extricating me from my and toilsome. Not a moment was difficulties. St. Pierre saw my dis given for repose-not a position was tress ; for having left Julia behind seized, though many strong positions him, we once more occupied the same were passed over; and we who brought lodgings. By inquiring among the up the rear were harassed by conother officers, he soon discovered the tinual skirmishes. At length we halted cause of at least part of my chagrin; upon the heights of Vittoria, where and this most noble of men, most we trusted that at least some time generous of friends, discharged my would be given for recruiting our exbills, and set me at liberty to march hausted strength. But we were dewith the regiment.
ceived. The English attacked us when My business is not to describe sce- we dreamt not of being attacked, and nery, nor to give a detail of the events our army was routed almost without of a campaign. With my own feelings resistance. The greater part of the alone am I concerned. Our march cavalry had been already sent off to was long; but, partly from the constant join the emperor. Qur's was almost change of place, partly from the anti- the only regiment left, consequently cipations of glory I now experienced, upon us much of the toil of this day the period which it occupied was to devolved. We did what we could to me like a gleam of sunshine in a check the pursuing enemy; but what stormy day. I was almost happy, could our exertions avail against odds that is to say, I forgot my sorrows for so tremendous. After charging six the time, and entered with cheerful- times, we likewise fled. The enemy's ness into the sports and merriment of horse followed. St. Pierre's troops ral. those about me, St. Pierre and I oc- lied and charged, and I fell covered cupied the same tent. We were con- with wounds. St. Pierre would not stant companions even on duty-for I leave me. He sprang from his horse, was the cornet of his troop; and we placed me before him, and holding me now loved each other as friends have on, for I could not keep my seat, cut seldom loved.
his way with me through the middle At length we reached the army of the enemy. We found it in front of the lines of It was night before we stopped or Torres Vedras, whither the English my wounds could be dressed. I had had retreated ; and we confidently ex- fainted from loss of blood, and when pected that our first assault upon these the surgeon examined my hurts he lines would drive them into the sea. shook his head. There were two sabre We were disappointed; for they main- cuts on my head, and a ball through tained their position, and compelled us my right arm. From a state of insento retire. St. Pierre and I were to- sibility I was quickly recovered, and gether during the whole day, till put to bed; but I was given to undertowards the close of the action, when stand that there was no chance of my the throng of flying troops separated recovery. Oh, that these prognostius. When at last we halted, I eagerly cations had been realized. But let me inquired for him. A soldier informed proceed. me he was killed. In the depth of St. Pierre watched me with more affliction I sought the regiment, and than a brother's care ; he sat by my what was my joy when I found myself bed-side, administered with his own locked in his arms. His horse had hands whatever was ordered by the been shot under him, and his fall had surgeon, and wept over me when he given rise to the soldier's story. . saw me writhing in agony. On the - In this manner nearly two years third day I felt so great a diminution of pain, and so overpowering a lassi- clear of the French forces, and by retude steal over me, that I took it for assembling at an appointed place on granted the mortification had already the Pyrenees, he was enabled to attack commenced. Believing therefore that the convoy, of which he killed nine my last hour was approaching, I called hundred, took six hundred prisoners, for St. Pierre. He drew back the and all the stores: in this encounter curtain--for he was watching beside King Joseph's secretary, disguised as a me.
peasant, was killed. Thus the skill, “St. Pierre," I said, in a feeble courage, and dexterity of Mina, with a tone, “I cannot die without confess. band of undisciplined men, defeated a ing to you my villainy and ingratitude. body of 2000 French soldiery, and took I love Julia- I have loved her from an immense quantity of stores. Many the moment you introduced me to her; similar feats have been performed by and though I knew she was your the other Guerilla chiefs; and, as a bride, I told her of my love."
convincing proof of their activity, the “My dear Dumain," cried the noble French could not send a bag of letters St. Pierre, “I knew it all already. without a guard of 250 horse and foot: Julia, the morning after our marriage, nor could this Guerilla force be easily confessed the whole transaction. Had destroyed; for, acquainted with the I but known it sooner she should have different passes in the mountains, and been your's."
the by-roads through the country, they (To be continued.]
could assemble at any given point, os disperse without the possibility of defeat. As this description of force was
self-appointed, and acknowledged no ORIGIN OF THE SPANISH control, although at all times ready to GUERILLA TROOPS.
conform to the orders of their chief, no
exact account could be taken of their The French army was very much numbers ; they were, however, very annoyed in 1811 and 1812 by this un- generally estimated at 15,000 mer: disciplined body of troops. During that they lived by plundering, and of course invasion of Spain, they often inter- were no expense to the government. cepted the French provisions and stores They dressed as each man could afford, which were sent over the Pyrenees, and armed as they could obtain Mina, a chief, had under his command weapons ; some were mounted, others three thousand of those men, who, di- on foot; but all were equally ferocious vided into small parties, from their and hardy. From those men were knowledge of the country, dispersed afterwards obtained many able officers and assembled at any given place in a and excellent soldiers for the Spanish few hours time. Mina was a member army. of the Spanish University : a nephew of his commenced this destructive me. thod of weakening the enemy with his companions, most of them young men
L'ALLEGRO. of education. The nephew was killed in a skirmish, and the uncle took the lead; and of so much importance was
No. IV. he considered by the enemy, that a
A LOVER'S LEAP. plan was formed by four French generals to entrap him and his followers, The top of one of the towers of particularly as a large quantity of Ruthven House, Scotland, once the stores were expected from Bayonne, seat of the unfortunate Gowries, is which they apprehended would fall called the Maiden's Leap, receiving its into the clutches of this daring leader name on the following occasion : A and his companions. By four different daughter of the first Earl of Gowrie routs they imagined that he might be was addressed by a young gentleman, surrounded, and by closing, be taken of inferior rank, in the neighbourhood, with his party. Mina, however, was a frequent visitor of the family, who not only aware of this plot laid for never would give the least countenance him, but was also on the watch to at. to his passion. His lodging was in the tack the convoy, which amounted to tower, separate from his mistress; the 2000 men. By the mode of dispersing lady, before the doors were shut, conhis troops in small parties, he soon got reyed herself into her lover's apart