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immediately afterwards the white of six HIS REASONS FOR ABDICATING.--Ineggs. The coagulated mass will not re- stead of abdicating at Fontainbleau, main on the stomach more than two or I might have sought and carried on a three minutes. So effectual is this re- civil war for three years--my army medy, that it has been known to remove remained faithful. But I never wished no less than twenty-four pins at once. to shed French blood for my individual


IMITATIONS OF HIS INSTITUTIONS.— An infallible means to destroy them In Europe they copy my laws, imitate will be found in giving them the root of my institutions, finish my works, ape the Veratum Vireæ, commonly called my policy, even to the ton of my court: black hellebore, which grows wild in our -my government must not then have country marshy grounds, and may be got been so absurd and bad as they say. of our market people. Strew the roots His CORONATION.-No crown, since about the floor at night, and next morn- that of Charlemagne, has been given ing you will find all the family of the with so much solemnity and good will cockroaches dead or dying, from having as that which I received from the eaten it, which they will do with much French people. avidity. They will never fail to eat it THE COUNCIL OF STATE.--With the while they can get it, and will as surely exception of a few chameleons, which die. It causes them to froth at the (as every where else) had crept into mouth, and to split in the back fre my council of state, it was composed quently.

of honest and really meritorious men.

WOMEN.--A handsome woman pleases The method of preserving eggs, by

the eyes, a good woman pleases the dipping them in boiling water (which de- heart; the one is a jewel, the other a stroys the living principle), is too well treasure. known to need farther notice. The pre

INVASION OP SPAIN.-I committed servation of potatoes by a similar treat- the fault of entering Spain because I ment is also a valuable and useful dis- did not know the spirit of the nationcorery. Large quantities may be cured the nobility called me, and the rabble at once, by putting them into a basket as drove me back. large as the vessel containing the boiling The DukE D'ENGHIEN AND CAPTAIN hot water will admit, and then just dip- WRIGHT.--Many base things have been ping them a minute or two at the utmost. written about the deaths of the Duke The germ, which is so near to the skin, d'Enghien and Captain Wright ;-the is thus " killed,” without injuring the first was not my work, and of the sepotató. In this way several tons might cond I know nothing. I could not prebe cured in a few hours. They should vent an Englishman seized with the then be dried in a warm oven, and laid spleen from cutting his throat. up in casks or sacks. secure from the THE KINGDOM OF PRUSSIA.-T comfrost, in a dry place.

mitted a fault by not striking out

Prussia from the map. NAPOLEON'S TABLE TALK.

THB CONTINENTAL SYSTEM.- My continental system was to ruin English

trade, and give peace to the world. . [Continued from page 286.] Its only defeet was, that it could not CONDUCT OF FerdinaND.--If the

be strictly executed; few people here abdication of Charles IV. had not been un

understood this system. a forced one, I should have acknow.

STATUE IN THE PLACE VENDOME.ledged Ferdinand as King of Spain. My stalue upon the Place Vendome. The transactions at Aranjuez could not

mot and the pompous inscriptions of my be indifferent to me: my troops were

e reign have been much criticised. Kings spread all over the peninsula; as a

are obliged to let artists do as they sovereign and neighbour I could not

choose. Lewis XIV. did not order the suffer such an act of violence.

slaves to be put at the feet of his statue, THE CONSULSHIP.- When the lawyer

nor did he wish La Feuilladi to write Goyer, the apostate Sieyes, the attor

" to the immortal man." And if there ney Knobel, the old-clothesman Mou.

should be seen any where “ Napoleon lins, had made themselves kings, I the core

the Great,” people must know that it might well make myself consul; I had Wa

was not I who invented this title. I taken my license at Montenotti. Lodi: only suffered the world to speak their Arcole, Chíbreisse, and Aboukir. sentiments.

(To be continued.]

TAZ MUBE8'WIID WRSAT., That crowns give virtue-power gives

wit, ON THE DEATH OF RIEGO. That follies well on proud ones sit;

That poor men's slips deserve a halter, They bore him forth to meet his end,

While honour crowns the great deThe hero of his time,

faulter; The name that Freedom's holy breath

That 'nointed kings no longer do, Hallows in every clime.

No right, such worms as I and youPriests, and inquisitors, and kings, That's true that's true! Exulting saw him die,

To say a dull and sleepy warden Like demons glutted with their joy

Can guard a nany-portal'd garden; At damning misery.

That woes which darken many a day, They drugg'd the bowl with coward art One moment's smile can charm away ; And treachery refined,

To say you think that Celia's eye Lest he should tell them from the tree Speaks aught but trick and treacheryThe triumph of his mind.

That's a lie—that's a lie! And yet it booted not that he

That wisdom's bought and virtue sold; With dying prophecy

And that you can provide with gold, Should warn the recreants of the doom For court a garter and a star, Vengeance is bringing nigh.

And valour fit for peace or war,

And purchase knowledge at the UThat doom is on the rolls of Fate,

Niversity for P. or Q.'Tis register'd and seal’d,

That's true that's true!
And like the Assyrian pestilence
Should blast them unanneal'd.

They must be gagg'd who go to court,

And bless besides the gagger fort; The seed is sown by Freedom's hands, That rank-less must be scourged, and Its growth is sure though slow,

thank Its harvest of arm'd men shall work The scourgers when they're men of For the destroyer's woe.

rank; Then life's last agonies no more

The humble, poor man's form and hue Shall glut a tyrant's hate,

Deserve both shame and suffering tooNor ignorance cowl'd, nor perjury

That's true-- that's true! crown'd

But wond'rous favours to be done, · Curse Spain's unhappy state.

And glorious prizes to be won; Then from some mighty intellect,

And downy pillows for our head, · The banded kings shall fly,

And thornless roses for our bed; Great as Napoleon's, with a heart

In monarch's words to trust and die More just to liberty,

And risk your honour on the die

That's a lie-that's a lie.
O deem not that the patriots blood
Is ever vainly shed:

That he who in the courts of law
It cries to Heaven-it cries to Earth-

Defends his person or estate, "Tis heard among the dead.

Should have a privilege to draw

Upon the mighty river Plate ;* The lightning bears it on its wing, And spite of all that he can do, 'Tis seen upon the cloud,

He will be pluck'd and laugh’d at tooIt calls amid the ocean's roar,

That's true—that's true! And from the tempest loud.

To sow of pure and honest seeds, It bids upbraiding from the dust And gather nought but waste and Indignant nations rise,

weeds; Shake off their chains, and dare assert And to pretend our care and toil Man's nobler destinies.

Had well prepared the ungrateful soil;

And then on righteous heaven to cry, THAT'S A LIE-THAT'S A LIE! As 'twere just-and ask it why? TRANSLATED FROM THE SPANISH.

That's a lie-that's a lie! Riches will serve for titles too

• Rio de la Plata-Silver River. That's true that's true! And they love most who oftenest sigh

That's a lie-that's a lie!



' .

It is an April wreath: blue violets,
A thousand, thousand times I seek Sapphires from a moss mine; pale
My lovely maid;

primroses, But I am silent, still afraid

Wearing a yellow and forsaken dress, That if I speak

And yet too beautiful to be forsaken; The maid might frown, and then my And daisies, simple daisies,—surely heart would break.


May trace its likeness in the gentle I've oft resolv'd to tell her all,


show, But dare not what a woe 'twould be That blossoms every where and any From doubtful favour's smiles to fall Bearing alike with storm and shine, To the harsh frown of certainty.

with still Her grace--her music cheers me now; The same fair summer-face,-seen on The dimpled roses on her cheek,

the grave, But fear restrains my tongue, for how, The heath, the field, the garden ; cowHow should I speak,

slips, too, When, if she frown'd, my troubled heart Tall and green turrets for the fragrant would break ?


Which the bees love so-bound with No! rather I'll conceal my story

the young leaves In my full heart's most sacred cell: Of the sweet briar, sparkling with the For though I feel a doubtful glory,

rain, I'scape the certainty of hell.

Which has called forth an odour like I lose, 'tis true, the bliss of heaven

the scent I own my courage is but weak; Floating around the coast of Araby, That weakness may be well forgiven, Till the rich sails are heavy with perFor should she speak

fume. In words ungentle, O! my heart would I have read somewhere, in far Indian break!

lands, That maidens write a whole fond history

In braids of leaves and buds, love's TIME.—A SONNET.

best love-letters.

And read you this my history in my Time! Father and destroyer of all wreath : things,

Just as these flowers have in the sun Past, present, and to come ;-the first light sprung and last

To a most sweet existence, so your love In this world's changing calendar!- Has called my feelings into sunny life; how fast

And as the wreath will fall away and Thou flittest by on thy invisible wings; Faster than Fancy's sweet imaginings, When gathered from the green and Or the fleet whirlwind's devastating natural stem, blast,

So my heart, severed from its home, Or noontide shadow, by the thin your love, cloud cast,

Would pine and wither. When o'er the vales the sun his radi. ance flings!

SONNET FOR THE NEW YEAR. What art thou, Time? a being, or a Midst Nature's frozen sleep another

form Of the mind's making in the viewless Has dawn'd upon us, and again we feel air ?

A thousand strange sensations o'er us Thou comest in thy influence, like the

steal storm Which wrecks, unseen, each fabric

Of joy and sorrow, mingling hope

and fear, bold, or fair: E'en while I think, thou bear'st me on

- Whose ceaseless strife haunts all our

moments here, the road

And ever hath done since that awful To the soul's last, eternal, dread abode!

morn When the first year of Time's swift

course was born,



And Man essayed his doubtful way Their heads must be cramm'd like a to steer

booth in a fair, Through paths untried and devious. And, like barber's, must suit every man

Lo! we are (the vain beams to a hair; Still deeply wandering, following And when, which is frequent, involv'd Which shine through floods of grief in dispute, and clouds of care,

They must flourish away, their foe to Deceitfully and brief in life's fond confute. dreams,

Dithyrambics—And Iambics, Shining to mock us, like the meteor's Trigonometry-Geometry, light,

(night, Perspective-Invective, Which, fading, leaves us to a darker: Any weight-From Pennyweight,

Physic-lecture Architecture,


Mechanism-Cause of Schism, O meet me once, but once again

Hydrostatics Mathematics,
Beside that old oak tree";
It is not much of all thy vows,

I Mensuration-Navigation,
To ask but this of thee.


ÉS Author Rio O meet me when the evening star Oh the life of an Editor is worse Shines on the twilight grey,

than a slave's. Just while the lark sings his last song,

I have not much to say.
I know that when to-morrow's sun

THE CLOSING SCENE." Lights up the vale again,

And now his gaze is lifted to the You'll lead your fair bride to the church,

Of one who bends above him with an And cannot meet me then. But this last evening is your own, Of sweet solicitude, and props his head Come to our old oak tree;

Even with her own wite arm; until at Surely, dear love, you cannot fear

length Aught like reproach from me. The sliding pillow is replaced; but, ere No, dearest mine! then pray thee come, His cheek may press on its uneven When that star lights the sky;

down I do but ask to pardon thee,

Her delicate hand hath smoothed it.. To kiss thy lips, and die !

. . . . . Ünon his brow

The damps of death are settling, and SONG.

his eyes Grow fixed and meaningless. She

marks the change than a slave's, ..

With desperate earnestness; and stayClose study has brought many men to

ing even their graves;

Her breath, that nothing may disturb For the good of mankind they employ the hush, ev'ry hour,

Lays her wan cheek still closer to his Oft despised by the world, and call’d heart, crusty and sour.

And listens, as its varying pulses move, Philosophy-Astrology, Haply to catch a sound betokening life. Botany-Conchology,

It beats-again--another--and ano, Syntax-Etymology,

ther, Surgery--Tautology,

And, now, hath ceased for ever! What Optics-Demonology,

a shriekAnatomy-Pathology,

A shrill and soul-appalling shriek peals Geography-Chronology,

forth, History-Mythology,

When the full truth hath rushed upon Drawing-Phisiology,

her brain! Electricity-Doxology,

Who may describe the rigidness of Algebra-Vermiology,

* frame, Arithmetic— Apology,

The stony look of anguish and despair, Oh the life of an Oh the life of an Author?

With which she bends o'er that una ? is worse Editor

moving clay. than a slave's.

The life of an

Author} is worse

“ We ought not, like the spider, to spln a flimsy web wholly from our own magazine; but,

like the bee, visit every store, aad cull the most useiul and the best."-GREGORY.

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TICE OUT OF HIS TIME AND United Provinces. From those votaMARRIED TO HIS MASTER'S ries of Hymen, who were honoured DAUGHTER.

with his epithalamiums, he received a

small reward. The base of the MonuProverbs, chap. xiii. verse 4.

ment appears in the back ground. A « The virtuous woman is a crown to her footman and butcher at the opposite hasband.

corner, compared with the other figures, The reward of industry is success. are gigantic; they might serve for the Our prudent and attentive youth is Gog and Magog of Guildhall. now become partner with his master, and married to his daughter. To shew THE ADVENTURES OF HAJJI that plenty reigns in this mansion, a

BABA, OF ISPAHAN. servant distributes the remains of the table to a poor woman, and the bride

(Continued from page 342.) groom pays one of the drummers, who, But, strange enough, Hajji does not according to ancient custom, attend lend himself to the habits of his order, with their thundering congratulations and acquires the reputation of a parathe day after the wedding. A per. gon of temperance and integrity. The former on the bass viol, and a herd of picture of the scenes into which he is butchers armed with marrow bones carried by the duties of his new office and cleavers, form an English concert. is uncommonly well drawn, and reA cripple, with the ballad of Jesse, presents, we have no doubt,' with the or the Happy Pair, represents a man greatest fidelity and force, the customs known by the name of Philip in the of the Persian court. A very pleasing

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