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Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bishop ling with rings and jewels, a mark of of London, a great number of council- particular favour. Wherever she turnlors of state, officers of the crown, and ed her face, as she was going along, gentlemen, who waited the Queen's every body fell down on their knees 7. coming out, which she did from her The ladies of the court followed next own apartment when it was time to go to her, very handsome and well-shaped, to prayers, attended in the following and for the most part dressed in white. manner :
She was guarded on each side by the “ First went Gentlemen, Barons, gentlemen pensioners, fifty in number, Earls, Knights of the Garter, all richly with gilt battle axes. In the antedressed, and bare headed : next came chapel, next the hall, where we were, the Chancellor, bearing the seals in a petitions were presented to her, and she red silk purse, between two; one of received them most graciously, which which carried the royal sceptre, the occasioned the acclamation of, “ Long other the sword of state, in a red scab- live Queen Elizabeth!” She answered bard, studded with golden fleurs-de-lis, it with " I thank you, my good the point upwards; next came the people." In the chapel was excellent Queen, in the sixty-fifth year of her music; as soon as it and the service age, as we were told, very majestic; was over, which scarce exceeded half her face oblong, fair, but wrinkled; an hour, the Queen returned in the her eyes small, but black and pleasant; same state and order, and prepared to her nose a little hooked; her lips nar. go to dinner. But, while she was still row, and her teeth black (a defect the at prayer, we saw her table set out English seem subject to from their too with the following solemnity: great use of sugar), she had in her ears “A gentleman entered the room two pearls, with very rich drops; she bearing a rod, and along with him wore false hair, and that red; upon another, who had a table cloth, which, her head a small crown reported to be after they had both kneeled three times, made of some of the gold of the cele- with the utmost veneration, he spread brated Lunebourg table *; her bosom upon the table; and, after kneeling was uncovered, as all the English ladies again, they both retired. Then came have it, till they marry, and she had on two others, one with the rod again, the a necklace of exceeding fine jewels; other with a salt-cellar and a plate of her hands were small, her fingers long, bread: when they had kneeled, as the and her stature neither tall nor low; others had done, and placed what was her air was stately, her manner of brought upon the table, they too respeaking mild and obliging.
tired with the same ceremonies perThat day she was dressed in white formed by the first. All last came an silk, bordered with pearls of the size of unmarried lady (we were told she was beans, and over it a mantle of black a countess), and along with her a silk, shot with silver threads; her train married one, bearing a tasting knife; was very long, the end of it borne by a the former was dressed in white silk, marchioness : instead of a chain, she who, when she had prostrated herself had an oblong collar of gold and jewels. three times, in the most graceful manAs she went along in all this state and ner, approached the table, and rubbed magnificence, she spoke very gra- the plates with bread and salt, with as ciously, first to one, then to another, much awe as if the Queen had been prewhether foreign ministers or those sent. When they had waited there a who attended for different reasons, in little while, the yeomen of the guard English, French, and Italian; for, entered, bareheaded, clothed in scarlet, besides being well skilled in Greek, with a golden rose upon their backs, Latin, and the languages I mentionbringing in at each turn a course of ed, she is mistress of Spanish, Scotch, twenty four dishes, served in plate, and Dutch: whoever speaks to her, most of it gilt. These dishes were reit is kneeling ; now and then she ceived by a gentleman in the same raises some with her hand. While we order they were brought, and placed were there, W. Slanata, a Bohemian Baron, had letters to present to her;
C + Her father had been treated with the same and
deference. It is mentioned by Fox, in his Acts of Monuments, that when the Lord Chancellor went to apprehend Queen Catherine Parr, he
spoke to the King on his knees. King James I. . At this distance of time it is difficult to say suffered his courtier's to omit it - Bacon's what this was,
Papers, ii. 26.
upon the table, while the lady-taster
ON THE BREWING OF ALE: gave to each of the guard a mouthful to eat of the particular dish he had The first matter of importance to be brought in, for fear of poison. During observed, is the proper choice of malt the time that this guard, which consists and hops. The former should be pale, of the tallest and stoutest men that yet soundly dried, tender to bite, free can be found in England, being care- from any finty or hard parts, and refully selected for this purpose, were markably sweet to the taste. The bringing dinner, twelve trumpets and hops that are in high estimation, are two kettle-drums made the hall ring those Kent pockets which have the for half an hour together. At the black horse upon them. The Worend of this ceremonial a number of un- cester hops are also much approved of married ladies appeared, who, with for their delightful favour, and great particular solemnity, lifted the meat off tendency to cause the ale to be early the table, and conveyed it into the fine and bright.—Next comes the Queen's inner and more private cham utensils, which should be always kept ber, where, after she had chosen for in a pure, clean, and sweet state, as herself, the rest goes to the ladies of well as the casks; the management of the court.
which will be treated on separately. “ The Queen dines and sups alone, The mash tun should have a false botwith very few attendants; and it is tom, perforated with small holes, made very seldom that any body, foreigner wide on that side next to the bottom of or native, is admitted at that time ; and the mash tun, by the means of hot then only at the intercession of some- irons, made for the purpose, in the body in power."
shape of a cone. By this means, the malt will be the more freely mashed
up, and the wort run off in less than THE HOUSEWIFE. half the time; and the false bottom
raised from the mash tun bottom about
an inch. The cock, or spiggot, belongNo. v.
ing to the mash tun, must be put CURE FOR THE RHEUMATISM.
through the bottom, and the mash tun
sufficiently elevated for the under back Take cucumbers, when full grown, to stand under it, observing to leave and put them into a pot with a little room enough to lade or pump the wort salt; then put the pot over a slow fire, out. When you mash, let the water, where it should remain for about an (or as the brewers call it, liquor) be hour, then take the cucumbers and put in first, and reduced to 166 degrees press them, the juice of which must be of heat; but if the malt be old made, put in bottles, corked up tight, and then four degrees higher ; stir the malt placed in the cellar, where they should well as you pour it into the mash tun, remain for about a week, then wet a and mash for nearly half an hour, then flannel rag with the liquid, and apply cover over the surface with a little of it to the parts affected.
the spare ground malt. In two hours after you have done mashing, you will
let off, and when nearly done running, Fresh killed venison, or any other
dash a little hot water over the goods animal food, being hung up in a fig
or grains, for the purpose of taking off tree for a single night will become as
the excessive sweetness before you tender, and as ready for dressing, as
mash again. By this time, you will if kept for many days or weeks in the
have your second mashing water common manner.
ready, which should be at about 175 degrees. Mash well up the second
mash for a quarter of an hour, and let Persons who are disposed to study it stand on the goods three quarters, durability more than ornament, should before you let off; catch a pail full or always select a carpet, the figures of two of the first runnings of the wort which are small; for in this case the from each mash, and dash it over the two webs, of which the carpeting con- top of the goods, observing to stop sists, are always much closer inter- the cock for about five minutes, that woven than in carpets where large the wort may run off more clear. The figures, upon ample grounds, are re- third mashing water should be about presented.
190 degrees, and you may either mash
up the grains or not, but I recommend the latter, and let off when conve THE MUSES' WILD WREATE. nient. This last mash may be either for Table Beer, or to make up a second boiling for the ale, if your cop
SONNET TO THE MOON. per is not large enough to boil all at How cold, yet beautiful, thou lookest once. If a private family brews only
down a small quantity, the yeast may be put from thy thron'd height of blue, to at a few degrees higher tempera
thou soft-eyed queen ture. Boil the first wort two hours Of Heaven in all its glory; thy pure and a half, and if you have a second
crown strong wort, boil it one hour and a half; Rivals an angel's diadem,thy mien or if for table beer, the same length of Is like the smile, sad suffering, yet time; cool your wort as quick as pos
serene, sible, especially in hot weather, and Of virtue in affliction. O! fair moon. put it to the yeast at 70 degrees; and Thou holy traveller o'er this night-calm in hot weather a little lower if possi
scene, ble. Do not put more than four ounces Thou look'st more lovely than the of good fresh yeast to a bushel of malt; god of noon, but if for very strong ale, a little less Phoebus, when lower'd in roses, as I will be more proper. I recommend a
gaze little of the first wort to be put to the Upon thy mild and melancholy face. yeast at an early period, and in a warm Thou peerless shining planet! orb of state, by way of getting the fermenta
grace! tion forward, and that the whole may Such high superior feelings thou be ready to act with vigour, soon after dost raise, it is put together. Take care that there That this wide drousy earth seems lost, is as great a space in your working
and those round left vacant, as what is occupied Look'st like some sainted sphere, where : with the wort, that it may not be
pure bless'd spirits go. chequered in fermentation; but if your
Exort. tub or round is too small, you had better have a broad hoop made to fix occasionally on the top. Keep the round
SONNET, closed till the yeast has risen a good height, when the cover may be removed,
ced WRITTEN ON THAT MOST EXCELLENT EXor partly closed. You will observe a
AMPLE OF HOUSEKEEPING, MISTRESS dark-coloured kind of yeast form round
NICELY. the edge and centre of the surface of She was a woman peerlees in her stathe tun, in the early part of fermenta
tion, tion, which must be carefully taken off, With household virtues wedded to or the colour of the yeast will be spoil. her name, ed, and a risk of injuring the flavour of Spotless in linen, clear-starched in the ale. The ale will be ready to cleanse her fame, or tun in about seventeen or eighteen And pure and grass-bleached in her hours from the time of the yeast being
reputation. put to. A little of the raw wort Whence in my castle of imagination, should be saved to mix in the ale, when She bides for evermore, the dainty nearly ready to tun, before which, I re
dame, commend about half the top yeast to be To keep its airy draperies from shame, taken off, and the tun gently roused And all dream furniture in preservation. immediately before tunning.
There walketh she with keys all silver
bright, [To be continued.]
In perfect hose and shoes of seemly
Clad in clean damask and pure lily • To boil the strong wort at two boilings, is an act of economy, though attended with inore And decent order follows in her track. trouble, the saccharine remaining in the hops from the first boiling, is by this means saved.
ps The polish'd plate grows lustrous in her
sight, And glossy floors and tables shine
I cannot sleep! my nights glide on The captive bird I've cherish'd long, So bright of hue, so sweet of song
In one unbroken dream of thee,
And when the gloomy shades are flown, Has left his cage and me;
I start the morning light to see. And now he flies thro' Heaven's wide cope
And as I watch the rising dawn So gay--so blest-I ne'er must hope Gain slowly o'er the yielding sky, My favourite more to see.
And mark another day, new-born,
That glows so brightly, yet must die. Dear Truant ! tho'thine absence grieve me,
I mourn that all the hopes we cherish, I will not call thee false to leave me, As transient, though as bright, will For thou wert form'd to roam;
be; But while I've watch'd thee hour by And frailest of the hopes that perish,
Was mine that told of love and thee! I've wish'd that mine had been the
ON A BLACKSMITH AND HIS WIFE,
In this cold bed here consummated are
The second nuptials of this happy pair, Oft will I seek the chesnut grove, Whom envious death once parted, but Whose shades the airy songsters love, in vain, And listen to the strain :
For now himself hath made them one And fondly think, dear, faithless bird, again, Where'er the sweetest lay is heard, Here wedded in the grave; and 'tis but I hear thy note again!
just Oetober 1st. FATHER FRANCIS. That they who were one flesh, should
be one dust.
ON A YOUNG WOMAN ON THE FLOWER CALLED « FORGET Or the name of Lelliard, who was slain in a ME NOT."
battle, between the English and Scots, at
Ancrum Muir, when the Earl of Arran was ADDRESSED TO W. B.
Regent, 1543. There is a flower which oft unbeeded which oft unheeded Fair maiden Lilliard lies under this
stone, Amidst the splendour of the sum- Little was her stature, but great was mer's ray;
her fame; And though this simple flow'r no sweets On the English lads she laid many disclose,
thumps, Yet would it tell thee all I wish to And when her legs were off, she fought say.
upon her stumps.
Some remains of the tomb-stone are And when we're parted by the foam- yet to be seen.
ing sea, And thou art heedless, what may be
AT LITTLE HAMPTON. my lot, I'll send that flower a messenger to thee, The world's a round ring, full of And it shall whisper thus-“ Forget crooked streets, me not."
And death's the market-place where CHARLOTTE. all must meet;
If life were a thing that money it would
buy, The rich they would have it, but the
poor they must die.
We onght not, like the spider, to spin a Aimsy web wholly from our own magazine; but,
like the bee, visit every store, and coll the most useful and the best."-GREGORY.
THE NORTHERN EXPEDITION. THE ASTONISHMENT OF THE ESQUIMAUX ON BEHOLDING THE EFFECTS
OF THE LOADSTONE AND THE ANTICKS OF THE SCARAMOUCH. The above Engraving of an interesting or intelligence. There are no signs of scene which occurred at the time Cap- the worship of a Supreme Being among tain Parry was in Winter Island, 1822, them, and they do not appear to have on his Northern Expedition, is from a perfect idea of ONE; nor have they a drawing presented to the Editor; apparently any religious rites at marand which he trusts will be acceptable riages or burials. An Esquimaux beto his numerous readers, as will also speaks his wife while she is yet a child, the subjoined
and when she is of a marriageable age
she is brought home to him, and there HISTORY OF THE MANNERS is a feast on the occasion. Their fune
AND CUSTOMS OF THE ES. rals are equally simple : if in winter, QUIMAUX.
the corpse is merely covered over with
snow; if in summer, a shallow trench In the second winter, a tribe of the is dug, where it is deposited, and two Esquimaux, about 150, settled near or three flat stones at the top complete Captain Parry's ship; they are repre- the rude sepulchre. They are careful sented as peaceable and good-natured; not to allow any stones or weighty not stupid, but not eminent for feeling matter to rest on the body; and seem