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give it a good dressing with chalk,which bling plaice, and its lights just beginhe dug from under it, by which means ning to become ulcerated. The next he made the farm (for the whole term sheep I found in the first stage, as beof his lease) and his own fortune. His fore mentioned-I suffered it, by way successor, who attempted to follow his of experiment, to take its chance, and example, was unsuccessful; and ex. it died by suffocation in the third stage perimental dressings, on small patches in the manner already described, which of the farm, have been frequently had was the result of at least a dozen exrecourse to, but they appear to do but periments.-Lewes Journal. little if any good. The chalk, however, has not destroyed the susceptibility of the land to dung or composts, nor even SONG OF THE MAIDENS. to lime, as it now produces excellent av
« Ye ladies all of England, crops. There is no description of land
Now wring your hands and mourn, on which a first dressing of chalk has
For many a lord and lover been placed but has received benefit
Will fall at Bannockburn; from it.
To win their spurs of silver
Go all your gallant grooms,
I see the gloves of ladye-loves
Dance mid their dancing plumes. Symptoms aud Progress of the Rot in
Weep all ye dames of England,
Your mirth has lasted long ;
And sorrow in your song.
“And why should we have sadness, may be known by the animal's frequent habit of rubbing the under lip
And wherefore should we sigh? against the fold; also of drinking a
Saint George for merry England ! greater quantity of water than those
I hear our horsemed cry; that are sound, and showing a dispo.
And see their war plumes waving, sition rather to lick off the moisture
Black as the raven's wings; from, than to crop the grass. In the
Our fatal shafts are flying,
Hark to the thrilling strings : second stage the lips, nostrils, and throat become swoln: the animal is
* And see King Edward's standard
Floats on the buxom breeze feverish, insatiably thirsty, and almost incessantly visited by a sort of dry
Now all is merry England's cough. In the third and last stage,
That's girdled by the seas. the eyes become sunken; the eye veins « Here comes your lordly chivalry small, discoloured, and nearly blood- All charging in a row. less; the eye-balls livid and dim, with And there your gallant bowmen whites exceedingly pale; the burrs of Let fly their shafts like spow: the ears swoln and free from wax ; the Look how yon old man clasps his hands, liver, lights, and throat ulcerated ; and And hearken to his cry; the passage of respiration being stop-Alas, alas, for Scotland, ped, the animal is suffocated. I was When England's arrows fly! led to this experience, says our corres. Yet weep ye dames of England, pondent, when very young in business, For twenty summers past by an old shepherd, who had been Ye danc'd and sung whileScotland wept; more than forty years on the farm. Such mirth can never last. Pointing to a sheep that was rubbing its lip against the fold, and acting in “ And how can I do less than laugh, the manner before described " that When England's lords are nigh; sheep, master,” said he, “is touched It is the maids of Scotland with the rot! the best thing I can re- Must learn to wail and sigh commend to do with him is, to take For here spurs princely Hereford, him before he is too far gone, and give Hark to his clashing steel; him some ground oats and make him And there Sir Philip Musgrave, fairish meat and kill him.” I did so, All gore from helm to heel; as sheep will thrive on oats for some And yonder is stout Argentine, time after they are first affected. When And here comes with a sweep the sheep was opened, I discovered The fiery speed of Gloucester that its liver was full of things resem. Say wherefore should I weep?
“ Weep all ye English maidens, knights, citizens, and burgesses), may
Lo! Bannock brook's in flood, ordain and establish any act or law, Not with its own sweet waters, which is as good, sufficient, and effec
But England's noblest blood. tual, as if the Lords had given their For see your arrow-shower has ceased, consent. The thrilling bowstring's mute,
But on the contrary, if the Commons And where rides fiery Gloucester ? be summoned, and will not come, or All trodden underfoot.
coming will not appear, or appearing, Wail all ye dames of England,
will not consent to do any thing, alNo more shall Musgrave know ledging some just, weighty, and great The sound of the shrill trumpet cause, the King (in these cases) cannot And Argentine is low,
with his Lords devise, make, or esta
blish any law; the reasons are these : « Thy chivalry, proud England,
when Parliaments were first begun Have turn'd the rein to fly,
and ordained, there were no Prelates And on them rushes Randolph,
or Barons of the Parliament, ard the Hark Edward Bruce's cry;
Temporal Lords were very few or 'Mid reeking blood the Douglas rides,
none, and then the King and his ComAs one rides in a river,
mons did make a full Parliament, And here the good king Robert comes,
which authority was never hitherto And Scotland's free for ever.
abridged. Again, every Baron in Par. Now weep ye dames of England,
liament doth represent but his own And let your sons prolong The Bruce--the Bruce of Bannockburn,
person, and speaketh on behalf of
himself alone. In many a sorrowing song.
But in the knights, citizens, and burgesses, are represented the Commons
of the whole realm: and every of these PARLIAMENT.
giveth, not consent only for himself,
but for all those also for whom he is ON THE DIGNITY, POWER, AND AUTHO
sent. And the King, with the consent RITY OF THE PARLIAMENT, AND OF of his Commons, had ever a sufficient THE ORDERS OBSERVEED THEREIN.
and full authority to make, ordain, and FROM A PAPER WRITTEN IN THE
establish good and wholesome laws REIGN OF QUEEN ELIZABETH.
for the commonwealth of this realm. The Parliament is the highest, chief. Wherefore the Lords, being lawfully est and greatest Court, that is or can summoned, and yet refusing to come, be within the realm; for it consisteth sit, or consent in Parliament, cannot of the whole realm, which is divided by their folly abridge the King and into three estates; that is, to wit:- the Commons of the lawful proceedings the King, the Nobles, and the Com- in Parliament. mons; every one of which estates is The Lords and Commons, in time subject to all such orders as are con- past, did sit all in one house ; but, for cluded and established in Parliament. the avoiding of confusion, they be now
These three estates may jointly, and divided into two several houses, and with one consent or agreement, esta- yet, nevertheless, they are of like and blish and enact any laws, orders, or equal authority, every person of either statutes for the commonwealth; but of the said houses being named and being divided, and one swerving from counted a Peer of the realm (for the the other, they can do nothing; for the time of the Parliament) that is to say, King, though he be the head, yet equal--for par is equal. And therealone cannot make any law; nor yet fore, the opinion, censure, and judgthe King and his Lords only; nor yet ment of a mean burgess, is of as great the King and his Commons alone; avail, as is the best Lord's, no regard neither can the Lords and the Com. being had to the party who speaketh, mons without the King, do vny thing but the matter that is spoken. of avail. And yet, nevertheless, if the They be also called Peers, as it were king, in due order, have summoned all father; for pere is a father, by which his Lords and Barons, and they will is meant, that all such as be of the not come, or if they come, they will Parliament, should be ancient, grave, not appear, or if they come and appear, wise, learned, and expert men of the yet will not do or yield to any thing, land: for such were the senators of then the King, with the consent of his Rome, and called patres conscripti (conCommons (who are represented by his script' fathers); for the wisdom and wealth.
Care that was in them in governing the his imaginary ill state of health. There commonwealth. They are also called is not a disorder incident to human naCounsellors, because they are assem- ture that he is not at times afflicted bled and called to the Parliament for with; but the truth is, his only comtheir advice and good counsel, in mak- plaint is the hypochondria. His docing and devising all such good orders tor and apothecary reap more benefit and laws, as may be for the common- from his fortune and emoluments, than
, his poulterer, butcher, and fishmonger. They, therefore, which make choice He had, in the course of one month, of knights, citizens, and burgesses, fourteen different disorders that were ought to be well advised that they do all cured with the same medicine. : elect and choose such as, being to be This gentleman was some time since of that assembly, and thereby equal at a coffee-house near St. James's, with the great estates, should be grave, when a certain was, well known for ancient, well-learned, expert and care- his wit and pleasantry, coming up to ful men for their commonwealth, and him, said, “My dear H , I am who (as faithful and trusty counsel- very glad to see you; but heavens! lors), should do that which should how ill you look!” H- terrified at turn and be for the best commodity of this information, flew to the lookingthe commonwealth ; otherwise they do glass, and turning pale at seeing himgreat injury to their Prince and the self, was ready to swoon. His friend Commonwealth.
took him aside, and conducting him Also, every person of the Parlia. into a private room, advised him by all ment, during the times of the Parlia- means to be immediately blooded. ment, and at his coming and going This terrified him more than the forfrom the same, is free from all trou- mer intimation, as bleeding was an bles, arrests, and molestations; no operation he never could persuade himaction or suit taking effect, which, self to submit to. However, a surgeon during that time is begun, entered, or being present, he was compelled. commenced against him, in what Court Being seated in a chair, he was soever the same be, except in cases of held down, whilst the surgeon turned treason, murder, and felony, and ex. up his shirt sleeve, he leaning his head cept all executions in law, awarded aside, to avoid the tragic sight of seeand granted before the beginning of ing his own blood:--when lo! a glass Parliament.
of wine being at hand, and a toothAlso, every person, having voices in pick, the operation was performed with Parliament, hath free liberty of speech these implements, without the assisto speak his mind, opinion, and judg- tance of a lancet, or the least real ment, to any matter proposed, or of blood shed. H- , nevertheless, himself to propose any matter for the fainted, and it was not without the commodity of the Prince and of the assistance of hartshorn and water that Commonwealth; but having once spo- he recovered. ken to any Bill, he may speak no more The next morning his disorder for that time.
greatly preyed on his mind. He sent Also, every person once elected and for his own physician, and communichosen a knight, citizen, or burgess, cated to him what he thought had and returned, cannot be dismissed out really happened ; adding, he very well of that house; but being admitted, knew the real sources of his complaint. shall have his place and voice there, if The doctor was very desirous of being he be a layman. But if by error a acquainted with it, that he might radiman of the Clergy is chosen, then he cally remove it. “Why then," said ought and shall be dismissed; also, if H- “ about a twelvemonth ago, I he be excommunicated, outlawed, or was so imprudent as to go into the infamous.
company of a woman of the town, and [To be continued.]
I know how it has been ever since.
should overhear, concluded in rather A HINT TO HYPOCHONDRIACS. a louder tone, “ Confirmed, Sir, I say Mr.
H i s a man of easy fortune, confirmed." The doctor wrapt up a and has some places under govern- smile in a look of astonishment, and ment; but he frequently obtains leave endeavoured to dissuade him from his of absence from office, on account of error, as he had not the least symptom
of the disorder be mentioned about copious libations of water and barts. him; but it was all in vain, H- horn, H- recovered. began to grow warm, and the doctor, S n ow very frankly informed fearful of losing so good a friend, pre- him of the imposition at the coffeescribed for him as if he had really the house, the deception of his doctor, in complaint. Six weeks having expired, administering medicines for a disorder under evacuations of various kinds, he that he never was afflicted with, and now thought himself radically cured. which had brought him to death's His juices were, indeed, almost dried door, and then apologized for the last up, and he was reduced nearly to a deceit, as the only means, in his opinion, skeleton; so that it was impossible any to bring H- back to reason and bad humours could remain in the mass common sense, and dissipate those of his blood.
black clouds of melancholy, that had In this condition he ushered forth, to brought on him more disorders, than exhibit a new man-no, a mere exist. are to be found in the weekly bills of ence, when George S-1-n meeting mortality. with him, scarce knowing him till he spoke, was really astonished at the alteration, and did not attempt another
CRUELTY OF SOLYMAN THE
SECOND, joke, as he had formerly done at the St. James's coffee-house; but candidly
Few princes had more success in and seriously advised him to take a war than Solyman the Second, nor did trip with him to his villa, to recover
ever monster make a more barbarous himself. H- was prevailed upon,
use of it; among numberless instanconditionally, that he should live and ces. In Hungary he murdered the do as he liked, with regard to hours, garrison of Buda, after having acceptand every thing else. The rustic
ed their capitulation. In Austria, treaty was ratified, and they set off
women were first ravished before their tbat very day.
husband's faces, then murdered with George really wished him well, and
their children. Infants were ripped was desirous of curing him of his
from the womb; others, seized from phrenzy; but he could not do it with
the breasts of their mothers, were cut out a joke, for two reasons ; first, be
first" be in pieces before their eyes, and thrust cause it was his natural propension : upon pointed spears or stakes. At and secondly because the discovery another time he killed in cold blood would operate the more forcibly when 4,000 prisoners, when retreating irom produced in this manner. H- went an unsuccessful campaign. to bed early, and was attended by a
He caused to be strangled his son servant to undress him, who had re- Mustapha, on suspicions which he ceived instructions to bring away his afterwards found were erroneous, and waistcoat, which had been taken in for put to death another son named Bajatemporary accommodation, in expecta. zet, with four of his children. He tion of hereafter filling it in its extent was proclaimed Emperor in the same once more. The waistcoat was let out year that Charles the Fifth was before the time, and when in the morn. crowned in Germany; and died to the ing (being restored to its place) H- joy of the world, 4th Sept. 1566. found it large enough to hold two of him in his present incorporate state; the
ODD CUSTOM. discovery terrified him almost to death. The Turks are partial to carrying in He rang the bell with the greatest pre- their right hand a string of beads they cipitation, and if assistance had not call Tespee, with which they, in concome in time, he would certainly have versation, or at other times, amuse fallen a victim to a new disorder, not themselves by passing it with the mentioned in the whole materia medica, thumb over the fore finger. It is an and quite the opposite to the straight object of such importance, that emewaistcoat.
ralds and pearls of great value, are George S n ran up, and fearful sometimes substituted for the more of the consequences, was obliged to common beads of ivory, ebony, or disclose to H- the imposition that amber; but it is not, as some authors had been put upon him; but it was have imagined, connected with their with much difficulty that the wit could religious ceremonies ; at least not by gain credit. However, at length, with obligation.
! BATAVIAN ANTHOLOGY. up the contest, delivered of her second
The English reader will, no doubt, son to whom the name of NAPOLEON be grateful to Messrs. Bowring and was given. They who believe in the Van Dyk for their labours in the above: great influence which the situation of particularly as it affords them a com
ma the mother, during pregnancy, has parative view of what was little known upon the offspring, will perhaps attriin this country, the progress of their bute the active and enterprising spirit Dutch neighbours have made towards of the son to the restless life led at the summit of Parnassus. We give this period by the mother. The late the following extract:
Pope, Pius the Seventh, was exces
sively struck with the circumstance, AN AMATORY POEM.
when it was relatad to him in the year FROM BROEKHUIZEN
1801 by the French ambassador, and When e'er thy month is prest to mine,
thought it extremely curious and reAnd when my heart upon thy breast reposes, markable. Whene'er I pluck the fragrant roses
• This also occasioned Madame Buo. That hang in fondness round those lips of thine, It brings, dear girl, no grief to me,
naparte to be likened, at the time, by To think I give up liberty to thee.
her friends, to Latona, the mother of Then, then my soul floats on a stream of
Apollo ond Diana; by which appella. blisses, Till it bas won
tion she continued to be known until a The gentle kisses
gentleman brought with him from That it lives apon.
England, as a present for her, a print Bat when on those bright orbs I gaze, Those orbs whose lustre o'er niy spirit
from Mr. West's picture of Cornelia, glances
the mother of the Gracchi, showing And blissfully my heart entrances
her children as jewels. This latter With the divine effulgence of their rays;
circumstance, united with the ardour Then mourn my lips, then mourn my eyes, And each complain o' the other's luxuries.
shewn by the young Buonaparte's, for My lips are envious of the eye's sweet pleasure, emancipation of their country from the And the eye would sip
yoke of the old French despotism, oc. Ainbrosial treasure
casioned her former name of Latona to Like the luscions lip. Then think, Clorinda, what distress,
be changed to that of the Mother of What grief my tender heart wonld visit, the Gracchi. li e'er another should solicit
It has been said that the name of The charms which I alone would fain possess ! Whene'er we sport in dalliance sweet,
Napoleon was given to the new-born My eyes will scarce allow our lips to meet. infant of Madame Buonaparte, accordMy lips are angry when the eye in glory ing to a common custom among the Looks from its thrope,
Catholics; viz. that of naming the
child after the saint on whose festival
it was baptized ; and that the 16th of BIRTH OF THE LATE EMPEROR
August, the day of young Buonaparte's
baptism, was the festival of Saint OF FRANCE.
Napoleon, a saint then peculiar to When the Corsicans took up arms Corsica. in 1767, to resist the subjugation of their country to the yoke of France,
VARIETIES. : Carolo Buonaparte, the father of Napoleon, quitted the gown for the sword; and under the standard of the patriot
THE ISLE OF DOGS. General Paoli, who was godfather to. The Isle of Dogs, opposite Greenhis eldest son Josesh, fought bravely, wich, is said to have received its name though unsuccessfully, for the liberties in consequence of a man murdering a of his country.
person who had a dog with him, who Whilst the struggle continued, Ma- would not leave his dead master until dame Buonaparte, the wife of Carolo, hunger constrained him to swim over was constantly flying from town to to Greenwich. This being frequently town, and from village to village, to repeated, was observed by the wateravoid the French, dreading nothing so men plying there, who followed the much as falling into their hands. After dog and discovered the body. Some repeated changes of place, during the time after, the said dog, going through whole time of her pregnancy, she was, Greenwich, stopped and snarled at a on the 15th of August 1769, two waterman who sat there, and would months after the Corsicans bad given not quit him; in consequence of which