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custody, without any victuals or drink, These haunts are sacred to her love, for the space of forty days, which she Here still her presence dwells; miraculously, and even contrary to the Of her the grot, of her the grove, course of human nature, went through, Of her the garden tells. as we are well and fully assured from persons of undoubted credit: We do, Beneath these elms you sate and talk'd, therefore, for that reason, and from a Beside that river's brink principle of piety to the glory of God, At evening arm-in-arm you walk'd, and of the blessed Virgin his mother, by Here stopt to gaze and think. whom it is thought this miracle was wrought, out of our special grace and Thou'lt meet her when thy blood beats favour, pardon the said Cecely from

the further execution of the sentence In converse with thy bride,
upon her, and our will and pleasure is, Meet the mild meaning of an eye
that she be freed from the said prison, That never learnt to chide.
and no further trouble given her upon
the account of the said sentence, &c.

Oh no, by Heaven, another here,
In witness whereof, &c." Thou can'st not, must not bring;

No, keep it-but one little year,
DREAM OF CHARLES THE Keep poor Eliza's ring.

Prince Charles (afterwards Charles

AUTUMN. the Second,) when he was young, awoke one night in a very great disorder and frightful passion out of his Autumn's faint sigh moan's through the sleep. Doctor Duppa, who was his

desert glade, tutor, and slept in the chamber with Strewing with russet leaves each him, got up to quiet him, asking what

woodland spot ; the matter was? He said, his grand- Alas ! 'tis thus that Beauty blooms to father had appeared to him. After a

fade, considerable time he was got to sleep And this is, frail mortality, thy lot. again ; but long after, he cried more fearfully than before, and told the No charms escape the withering hand Doctor, and others that came about him, “My grandfather appeared a No blush of Spring turns Autumn's second time to me, and told me he hud

scythe away ; left my father three kingdoms, but my The rose of youth is blighted in its father would leave me none;" which

prime, proved true enough in twelve years, And droops too oft to immature and might have been longer; but as decay. a great prince (Duke of Brandenburgh) said of the English, that he had These green trees blossom'd, and the hitherto been a great admirer of them

Summer gale and their prudence, “ But,” said he, Through their light foliage swept its “I am of another mind, since they

soft perfume; cut off their king's head, and after Now hush'd is every songster of this wards send for his son to revenge it on

vale, themselves.

Save only one that's left to mourn


Prolong that strain, sweet redbreast, for Non profectura precando.-Ovid.

her sake,

Who views with thee this drear and Oh, keep the ring one little year,

wintry wild; Keep poor Eliza's ring,

Oh! that thy notes reflection might And shed on it the silent tear,

awake In secret sorrowing.

In sin and error's lost, deluded, child, Thy lips, on which her last, last kiss Point to that world where tears are Yet lingers moist and warm,

wiped away, Oh, wipe them not for newer bliss, Where flowers immortal bloom, nor Oh, keep it as a charm.

ever know decay.

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Bagford, speaking of the antiquities

of London, has the following notice "Tis said we ventrous die-hards, when

as to a custom once prevailing at we leave the shore,

Billingsgate:-“ This brings to my Our friends should mourn, mind another ancient custom, that has Lest we return

been omitted of late years. It seems To bless their sight no more:

that, in former times, the porters that But this is all a notion

ply'd at Belingsgate, used civilly to Bold Jack can't understand,

intreat and desire every man that Some die upon the ocean.

passed that way to salute a post that And some die on the land:

stood there in a vacant place. If he Then since 'tis clear,

refused do this, they forthwith laid Howe'er we steer,

hold of him, and by main force bouped No man's life's under his command';

his **** against the post; but if he Let tempters howl,

quietly submitted to kiss the same, and And billows roll,

paid down sixpence, they then gave And dangers press:

him a name, and chose some one of the Of these in spite there are some joys gang for his godfather. I believe this Us jolly tars to bless,

was done in the memory of some old For Saturday-night still comes, my image that formerly stood there,--perboys,

haps of Belus or Belin.” He adds -To drink to Poll and Bess.

“ somewhat of the like post, or rather

stump, was near St. Paul's, and as at One seaman hands the sail, another this day called St. Paul's Stump.".

heaves the log, The purser swops


OF AN IDLE APPRENTICE. The landlord sells us grog;

See where he lies !cold, wretched, Then each man to his station,

dying man; To keep life's ship in trim, A mass of loathsome filth and misery; What argufies narration?

Mischief and wont still nestle hideously The rest is all a whim:

Beneath his sunken eyeballs; his short Cheerly my hearts,


[began : Then play your parts,

Appears as finished, though but just Boldly resolv'd to sink or swim; Low on the ground, victim of early The mighty surge


[the time May ruin urge,

Like adder crushed, he lies! I knew And danger press :

Ere vice and he their course together

ran, Of these in spite, &c.

[but gay, Yet guiltless, when he laboured; poor,

Death had for him no terrors; but, alas! For all the world's just like the ropes Errors and follies, thick as ungrown on board a ship,


[away. Each man's rigg'd out

Hurried his soul from Virtue's path A vessel stout,

Onward he went, 'spite of his parent's To take for life a trip;


[lies! The shrouds, the stays, and braces, Beyond the hope of cure--and there he

Are joys, and hopes, and fears, The halliards, sheets, and traces EPITAPH UPON A YOUNG GENTLEMAN Still as each passion veers,

OF THE NAME OF WOOD.' And whim prevails,

All flesh is grass, the mournful and the Direct the sails,


scythe ;As on the sea of life he steers : .

Must feel the edge of death's relentless Then let the storm

All this I knew, but never understood, Heav'n's face deform,

That the same scythe was made for And danger press:

cutting Wood.

(knew; Of these in spite there are some joys Lamented youth! thee in thy prime I Us jolly tars to bless,

Thou wert as fair a tree as ever grew. For Saturday night still comes, my But since thou’rt dead, with tears I'll boys,

wash thine urn,

(turn. To drink to Poll and Bess.

And sighing say, Wood must to ashes,

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• from the rabbit of each end of the trunk,

on which rabbit the lid of the trunk The title of Esquire is now merely

fits down, and two secret drawers, a name of worship or respect, not

fitting into the thickness of the ends of of dignity. According to Camden, the trunk

the trunk, appeared, containing three there are four sorts of persons to whom it may be applied,-1. The

hundred and sixty-eight guineas! Du

ring its continuance in the shed, when eldest sons of knights, and their eldest

it contained garden-seeds, the back of sons in succession. 2. The eldest sons

the trunk was gnawed through by the of youngest sons of peers, and their

rats. The guineas are of the reigns of eldest sons in like succession. 3. Per.

Charles II., James II., William and sons created esquires by the king's

Mary, and William III. There are letters-patent, a creation that has long

guineas coined in each year from 1663 been disused. 4. Certain persons, by to 1698 inclusive, except in the year virtue of their offices, as justices of 1803

1693. Many of the guineas, particu

Man the peace, and all on whom in the com- larly those of Charles II. and James mission of appointment the title is

II. are new (or nearly so) from the bestowed. “ All foreign, nay Irish Mint. There are. of Charles II.. peers,” says Blackstone; “ for not

202; James II., 114; William and only those, but the eldest sons of peers Mary, 14: William III., 38.-Sussex of Great Britain, though frequently Advertiser titular lords, are only esquires in the law.” Another class might be formed of barristers, or advocates and coun.

COPPER INDIANS. sellors, and various other persons to

Captain Franklin, in his interesting whom, by established courtesy, if not Journey to the Polar Sea, gives an inright, the title is given.

stance of the simplicity of the Copper The name of Gentleman, is another Indians. The old chief had a daughtitle of worship, to which the term



ter, who was considered the greatest Master, or, for contraction sake, Mr. beauty in the whole tribe, and so much is of still greater extent of application. the oni

the object of contest among her coun. According to the Herald's “ brief au

trymen, that, although under sixteen thority,” a Gentleman is one who bears

years of age, she had successively bea coat of arms.

longed to two husbands. Mr. Hood
drew her portrait, much to the annoy-

ance of her aged mother, who was ex.

ceedingly afraid, she said, that her As some curiosity may have been ex. daughter's beauty would induce the cited by the discovery of a number of great chief, who resided in England, guineas in an old trunk, at a neigh- to send for the original, after seeing bouring gentleman's house, we beg the likeness ! leave to state the following particulars :-The trunk, which is supposed QUEEN ELIZABETH'S CHAIRS. to have belonged to Mrs. C. Medley, The celebrated ebony chairs and sofa, was full of books belonging to her, as once the boasted gems of Queen Elizalong as it remained in Sir George beth, and which are so particularly Shuckburgh's town-house. Being af- alluded to by Horace Walpole in one terwards removed (twenty years ago) of his letters, for their singular beauty to Buxted, it was used for some time and antique character, after experiencto hold garden seeds in a shed situate ing various transfers and vicissitudes at the bottom of the garden; but upon of fortune, came into the possession of the shed being repaired, and proper the late Lord Tilney. They were places for the seeds being made, it was next purchased at the sale at Wanstead brought back to the house. When the House, by Graham, of Waterloo-place, maids were getting the house ready by whom they have recently been sold for the reception of the family this to Lord Macdonald. His lordship, it spring (1823), it occurred to them that is supposed, intends to deposit them in the trunk might be useful to contain his ancient and venerable mansion in some of the servants' clothes; and Scotland, and to secure their preservaupon turning it bottom upwards to tion by his successors as a family heir. clean it out, some paper detached itself loom.

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

like the bee, visit every store, and call the most useful and the best."-GREGORT.

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FROM MATTHEW PARIS. Both armies prepared for battle; but body and blood of Christ, awaited the the English, who had wasted the whole attack of the enemy with courage. night without sleep, in songs and Their first line, which was on foot, the revelry, were still inebriated when in Duke armed with bows and arrows; the morning they advanced with pre- his cavalry was placed in the rear, and cipitation against the enemy, all on divided the two wings. The Duke, foot, armed with battle-axes, drawn up with a serene countenance, and with in an impenetrable wedge, and covered a clear voice, declared aloud, that by a tortoise of shields. This close God would be with him because his array would have ensured their safety, cause was just: he then called for his had not the Normans, according to their armour, and his servants having in custom, broken it by a pretended flight their hurry put on his breast-plate with The king stood close by his standard, the inside upwards, he laughed at the together with his brothers; so that, blunder, and said, “ Now will the where the danger was common and strength of my duchy be converted equal to all, no body might entertain into a kingdom.” Then beginning the the thought of flight. On the other song of Roland to excite the spirit of side, the Normans spent the night in the warriors, and calling aloud on God confessing their sins, and in the morn- for assistance, they rushed to battle. ing; fortified by participation of the It was strenuously fought on both sides,


without either giving way, till a late their dead without molestation. He hour of the day, when the Duke gave sent the body of Harold to his mother, the signal to his men for their pretended at her petition, unransomed, although retreat. The English army, falling into she offered a great price for it by her the snare, broke their ranks in the messengers. She received it at Walpursuit, and ran headlong to their own tham, and buried it in the church there, destruction; for the Normans, as soon which he had built at his own expense, as they saw the success of their strata. in honour of the holy cross, and given gem, turned back, and falling on them to the secular canons. with fury, put them to real flight. This subversion of the kingdom and They now took possession of a rising effusion of blood was foreshown by a ground, and, as the Normans advanced comet of great size, red and hairy, too furiously, hoping to drive them which made its appearance at the befrom the eminence, received them with ginning of that year, as one has said, showers of arrows and stones, slew Anno milleno sexageno, quoque seno great numbers of them. In another Anglorum metæ tammas sensere place, the English forcibly made them

cometæ. selves masters of a broken ditch, and The battle was fought as Hastings, crushed so many Normans to death in the days of Pope Calistus, on the within it, that the heaps of the slain eve of the ides of October, (14th of levelled it with the ground above.- October, 1066). Such were the changes of fortune ; now this side conquerors, and now that, as long as the soul of Harold remained in his body, who, not contented with ex

LITERARY NOTICES. horting others, performed all the duty of a valiant soldier; often coming to MEMOIRS OF THE HISTORY OF blows with the enemies who assailed FRANCE DURING THE REIGN him, and fighting so desperately, that OF THE EMPEROR NAPOnone came near him, whether on horse-, LEON.-Colburn. back or on foot, but he despatched him at a single blow. On the other side,

THE GREAT CAPTAINS. William rode up and down in the fore- “ Alexander conducted eight cammost rank, loudly exclaiming to his paigns-in Asia and India. Hannibal, men, and restraining them from ad. seventeen--one in Spain, fifteen in vancing to assault the enemy while Italy, and one in Africa. Cæsar thirthey remained unbroken. While he teen—eight against the Gauls, and five thus rode up, exclaiming in his fury, against Pompey's legions. Gustavas he had three of his most chosen horses Adolphus, three--one in Livonia, killed under him; the guards who were against the Russians, and two in Geraround his person, reproved him for many, against the House of Austria. exposing himself; but notwithstanding Turenne, eighteen-nine in France, their reproofs, he persisted with un- and nine in Germany, Prince Eugene, wearied vigour, until Harold, pierced thirteen-two against the Turks, five through the brain by an arrow, fell, in Italy against France, and six on the and yielded by his death the victory to Rhine, or in Flanders. Frederic, eleven, the Normans. While the king lay on in Silesia, Bohemia, and on the Elbe." the ground, a soldier with his sword gashed his thigh, for which he was ACHIEVEMENTS OF GREAT WARRIORS. noted with infamy by the Duke, and “ Alexander crossed the Dardanelles expelled from the army for committing in the year 334 before the Christian so disgraceful an action. The flight of era, with an army of 40,000 men. He the English continued till night, which forced the passage of the Granicus, coming on, left the Normans in pos- which was defended by Memnon, a session of an entire triumph. With. Greek, who commanded on the coast out doubt the hand of God protected of Asia for Darius; after which he Duke William throughout this day,who, employed the whole of the year 333 in though often struck by the missile wea- establishing his power in Asia Minor. pons of the enemy, lost not a drop of He was supported by the Greek coloblood in the action. After it was over, nies on the shores of the Black Sea he gave honourable burial to all his and Mediterranean-Sardis, Ephesus, own soldiers who had fallen, and per. Tarsus, Miletus, &c. In the year 332, mitted the enemy to do the same by he encountered Darius, who, at the

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