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were thoughtless ones, that, in guilt and characters and ideas; this was what one disgrace, could affect to be merry. I and might naturally expect in such a place ; a few friends happened to stand on the with one gentleman in particular I felt pier, nearly opposite to the hulk; some rather amused. While dinner was prerelatives of the convicts were beside us ; paring, he undertook the edification of us they were not allowed to approach the all, by forcing an ugly-looking little boy vessel ; but they could keep up a conver- of his to spout some theatrical scraps. sation, though in rather a loud tone. An “Here, John, my dear, John Philip—we old hard-featured woman, one of the party called him John Philip, gentlemen, after already mentioned, called out, “ Tommy the great Kemble-come, give us HamDelinour."
let's soliloquy.” Forth started the young 66 Here, mother,” said a young voice tragedian, raised his right arm, turned from the ship.
out his toes, and, “ Thoby, or not Thoby, “ Tommy, jewel, how d'ye get on ?” dihath is the custion.” I could not stand “Oh, elegant! elegant !"
this ; I burst out laughing, and in the Tommy."
laugh I was uproariously joined by all 6 Ma-a-m.”
present, with the exception of the ad. Och, aye,” said the old one, in a low miring but disappointed father. The tone, “my poor boy was always mannerly, owner of the house at length entered the though he'd give me the lie, or spit in my room,
66 and dinner was served as he face, and calĩ me an ould strap, still he came.” He took his seat at the head of was always mannerly, When I call?d the table, and went through the ordinary him he never said · What ?' No, no, it task of helping and carving in a very was always “ Ma-a-m.""
passable manner. After the removal of “ Tommy.”
the cloth, the “ materials” were intro66 Ma-a-m.”
duced, and it struck me that, at their “ How is Owney Doyle and Johnny introduction, our host should have disapGaney ?”
peared. It is an awkward thing for a man " Oh, elegant! elegant !"
to preside at his own table, giving the “ Tommy, jewel, will they let me send word to drink, while those who follow his you any bakky ?"
direction are obliged to pay for their Oh, aye, mother, as much as I can complaisance. This personage, however, smoak; any thing but ballets or whisky. seemed not overburdened with delicacy ; But how's my aunt Judy, and my aunt he had none of these punctilious scruples ; Nelly, and my aunt Betty, and my uncle he sat steadily, drank freely, and called Jack? Is Jenny Doyle out yet ?” boldly upon those around him to follow
“ No, Tommy, not yet.”—The aunts his example. I was rather disappointed and the uncles were, probably, names for in the evening's entertainment. I had some brother thieves ; at least I thought been at houses of this kind already, and so. Tommy called out once more. found some of them rich in social attrac
“ Mother, how's Davy Carroll ?" tions ; toasts, sentiments, sayings, and
« Oh, bad luck to Davy Carroll,” said songs, have gone round, and kept us all the old woman, again lowering her tone; in sprightliness and good-humour for “ it was he, and the likes of him, brought many a long winter's evening. Here, my poor boy to this ; but, Tommy,” however, there was nothing of the kind raising her voice, “ why don't you ax for deep drinking seemed the business of the Mary Jones ?”
hour, and the little conversation that arose Oh, mother, let me alone! Tell her was quite of a common-place character.not to buckle herself to any body till I Robins's London and Dublin Magazine. come home ; do, mother, and we'll have one merry night. Go home now, mother, do, and don't get drunk.”—Here the conversation ceased.
I and my friends proceeded through A few years since, at some provincial college, the town to the great car-stand, and there, (Places which always rhyme, if notbing else, for the first time, the thought struck us of with knowledge) taking our dinner at Dunleary Burton A wight was educated, whose discerning, at that time kept a sort of table d'hote; When added to an extraordinary mass of
learning, at five o'clock you were sure of getting an excellent dinner, at a moderate charge; As worthy of a first-rate situation,
Distinguished him on every occasion, the guests usually amounted to twenty, Above his fellow scholars, and his fellow men, sometimes more ; on this day we found
Thus thonght a genius-ergo, he grew lazy the muster rather strong; the company Ergo, grew poor-what then? already assembled appeared respectable Prest by privation, enough, but varied wonderfully in their
Ergo, he grew crazy.
A Provincial Tale.
And I have sat the long, long night,
And mark'd that tender flower decay,
But slowly, sadly, wasle away
So meek a victim check'd his arm,
As forced to strike, yet loath to harm.
And gazed on hopelesely,
Oh, God!—the prayer his child might die.
Hope dries the tcar which sorrow weepeth, No mortal sound the voice which cries, « The damsel is not dead, but sleepeth !»
AND LITERARY NOTICES OF
PASSAGE FROM SOUTHAMP
TON TO HAVRE DE GRACE. The passage by Dover takes the traveller from London to Paris about a hundred miles out of his way. Brighton is the point of the English coast nearest to Paris; but, though the opposite harbour of Dieppe is good, the embarkation and disembarkation at Brighton is exposed to all the violence of the winds and waves. The passage from Southampton may be performed in ten hours, and Havre is very little further than Vieppe from the capital of France.
Before we entered the harbour, our stew. ard descended to extinguish a large lamp that burnt in the cabin; he gave us (that is, to me and my sons) our choice of going on deck, or staying below in the dark; we loitered, and were punished af. terwards for our delay by breaking our shins against the cabin stairs. The vessel was not allowed to enter the port with a light on board ; a lantern is hung out on the prow. The use of the lantern is evident; it is not quite so clear why our lights were to be put out; against an accidental fire this was no sufficient
precaution; had we wished to set our vessel in a state of conflagration, and run her amongst the French shipping, nothing was requisite but a tinder-box, or a gallipot of phosphorus. Regulations seem
He'd strvt about the street sometimes, and
A glance of wit,
Witness the following hit 2
He had another
Old academic brotbar,
With vessels rare,
Pray, Sir, can you ?
dashing Thro'window panes, producing direful crashing;
And further gave his tit for tat, in
The Inspector. * Cocknice.
ON THE DEATH OF A DAUGHTER.
'Tis o'er-in that long sigh she past-
To see my opening flow'ret blow,
The pride which fathers only know.
to be made sometimes, in order that those the expression “la bonne" appeared to who are in employment may have some- me a contemptuous one ; such a novice thing to do; work is invented for places, was I, that I looked at the girl to see instead of places being created on account whether she took it as an affront or a of work
compliment; she was quite unmoved. I We waited some little time for the of- told the mistress that the three beds were ficer of the port, who was to receive our very good, and desired to see the sheets ; passports. I stood on the deck, and they were more than damp; they might looked around on the light-house, the be said to be wet; to have them aired at shipping, and the lights from the windows; one in the morning was out of the ques. heard the mixture of French and English tion ; our resource was to do without bandied in talk between us on board and them for that night. I know an English those on shore, and was delighted with family who, arriving early in the evening these assurances that we were
restored to at an inn in France, and, as a matter of human life and society, and no longer course, ordering the sheets to be aired, tossed on the sea, where, as Homer says, were charged the next morning, five francs there are no vintages.
I quote this ex. for fire-wood. Our sheets were aired on pression, not because I am insensible to the next day, without any instructions on the beauty of a poetical amplification, our part to that effect, according to the but for three reasons ; first, to show my custom of the country, au soleil.. learning -a motive which I by no means This sun enabled us to sit at an open approve, but leave it to be appreciated window during our breakfast ; for this by other authors ; secondly, because this meal we had French rolls, excellent Norepithet conveys precisely the reason of my man butter, and café au lait. The coffee dislike of sea voyages ; Edie Ochiltre usually served in England is considered says, “ the worst of a prison is, that one by the French as no better than coffee and can't get out of it;” and I say, the worst water; what was now furnished to us was of the sea is, that it is not dry land ; an so strong, that, though mixed with an objection in both cases essential and fatal; equal quantity of boiling milk, it had thirdly, I wish to make a remark, which more the taste of coffee than I have found has, I believe, escaped all former com- in what was called very good coffee at mentators,—that Homer had probably no those splendid and fatiguing assemblies, more notion of lands in which there were which the ladies call routs, at Bath and no grapes, than the African prince of other towns,—where, in order that four walking on the surface of a river.
persons may amuse themselves at whist The tide had raised our deck to the in a creditable way, forty others are level of the quay; the clock struck twelve; crowded together for the same laudable it was now the anniversary of the birth
purpose. of my younger son, and we set our feet
It was Sunday; we went to mass; the on the soil of France. The other pas church was crowded to excess ; so many sengers had announced their intention of churches have been confiscated to the use going in a mass to the English inn, where of the nation, that, in the great towns, a part of my family, three months later, not enough of them remain for the use of found, what was to be cxpected, high the people. We went to the port to in charges; and, what was not to be ex- quire after our trunks; it was low water, pected, plenty of bugs. Fearing a con- and our packet-boat, which rode so high test for beds amongst such a number, (for in the night, was now hardly afloat; we there were ten or twelve of us,) and the went down into it by a ladder, and found delay of getting them ready for so many, that our goods had been sent to the cusI went to the Hotel de la Ville du Havre, tom-house; thither we bent our steps; recommended by captain Wood, who con. the officer attended, a smart young man ducted us thither, roused the sleeping in a military dress ; he ascertained the family, introduced and left us ! M.
nature of the contents of my boxes, and and Madame Marre appeared in night, the object of my journey, and gave no cap and dressing-gown, very much re- unnecessary trouble ; he talked much of sembling (1 say it with all due respect English commerce, and did not affect to for very worthy persons,) the caricatures conceal his satisfaction that it was “écrasé of French physiognomy exhibited in our par les impôts." I ought therefore to print-shops. Madame Marre told the believe in the sincerity of his wishes, that chamber-maid to show me the beds ; I my journey in France might be as agrecwent up stairs, and on my return was able and advantageous as I myself de. asked, if I was contented with what the sired. I now had to disengage myself " bonne” had shown me. I have heard from three out of five stout porters, who of an old lady who was very much ofended by being called good woman; and
* Overwhelmed by duties.
stood in readiness to bear away my two tombs even were ransacked ; a skull hair trunks and writing-desk; I told was brought to my house by my children's them, two men could carry the whole ; drawing-master, from which my younger they assured me it was impossible. I son designed an admirable and edifying then endeavoured to get rid of one at least death's head. The model, I was assured, of the five, by placing the writing-desk had been the cranium of a pope. They on one of the trunks, making a civil leave. were beginning to repair this church, taking sign, at the same time, to the with the purpose of restoring it to its man who seemed to consider the desk as former destination. On one side of it is his share in this weighty matter; the man a little chapel with a dome, which served answered me by a low reverence, and by as the model for the dome of Ste. Genetaking the desk under his arm; the other viève. The copy is sufficiently exact. four seized each the ring of a trunk, and Behind the palace, on the east, rises a all set off at full speed to the inn. No. tower, which, from having been used as thing remained but to follow, and pay an ice-house, was called the glacière, and them according to their number.
the glacière of Avignon is a name ever Four Years in France. memorable in the annals of horror. From
the top of this tower five hundred, ac
cording to those who exaggerate ; thirty, THE ROCK OF AVIGNON, AND according to those who extenuate, of THE PALACE OF THE POPES.
the principal inhabitants of the city, after The rock, as it is called, of Avignon, receiving a stunning blow on the head, has every appearance of having been se- were thrown down on the ice within, and parated by the Rhone from the hills on their bodies immediately covered with the other side of the river. How or when quick-lime. this separation was effected, is a question Such was the vengeance of the people that might puzzle a writer of theories on on those who, without trial, from the nothe formation of the earth. If we can toriety of the fact, were convicted of the believe, what philosophers would readily crime of aristocracy. The revolution had enough believe were not the fact asserted been quietly accomplished; the people in the bible,—that the earth was at one
declared that it was their will to unite time covered with water, even the tops of themselves to France; sent a deputatior the mountains,—and if we can suppose to the pational assembly; and cried also that currents existed in this deluge ; « Vive le Roi.” The vice-legate, who then, on the subsiding of the waters, governed the city for the pope, addressed these currents might meet with the sum. the people from his balcony ; told them mits and ridges of hills, and work and he had no force to oppose this their move. wear for themselves a passage, the waters ment, that they had his prayers for their of the deluge gradually retiring, but, in happiness, and that he would retire. This the mean time, sustaining the currents at was all on his part. The national assem. the requisite height. But humility in bly accorded to the Avignonais their wish; Scriptural interpretation is recommended and formed of this papal territory and by the remark, that the very first word of that of Orange, (formerly a patrimony Scripture, “In the beginning,” is in- of the princes of that house,) the de. comprehensible and inexplicable. partment of Vaucluse.
On the southern slope of this rock is The summit of the rock commands a built the Palace of the Popes; as its very beautiful view. The eye traverses a roof is continued in one horizontal line, fertile plain, bounded by the hills of the the height of the building at the south Venaissin, among which are distinguished ern extremity is enormous; its princi- those of the vallis clausa, where the farpal front is towards the west, overlook. famed fountain has its source ; between ing a part of the city and the hills of the trees are caught glimpses of the Languedoc; it is now in a ruined and Durance, which throws itself into the neglected state, as far as a building can Rhone two miles below; almost under be so which is still in use ; part of it your feet, are seen the windings of the serves for a prison ; another part is a Rhone with its islands ; on the opposite caserne, of which the pope's chapel is the bank rises the château and little town of dormitory. Close upon the northern end Villeneuve, surmounted by hills covered of the palace is the cathedral ; a church with the vine and the olive; immediately which, at the beginning of the revolution, beneath, to the south and west, lies was plundered of an immense quantity of Avignon, with its population of five and silver and some gold plate, which was twenty thousand souls, which number still sent off to the national crucible Paris; remained to it after massacres, confiscaamongst other treasures was a silver tions, and proscriptions. By these revobell of no very diminutive size. The lutionary measures, it had suffered more
perhaps than any other city in France ex.
REGENT'S PARK. cept Lyons, the “ ville affranchie” of the Convention. “ How would you have us
ALL suburban improvements sink into be gay ?” said a nobleman to me;
insignificance when compared with what
has been projected and attained within the see every day, we live in the midst of the assassins of our relations, and the pos.
last seven years in Regent's Park. This sessors of our property. Virgil des
new city of palaces has appeared to have
started into existence like the event of a cribes his Jove as viewing, from Olym- fairy tale. Every week shewed traces of pus' height, the earth, * hominumque an Aladdin hånd in its progress, till, to labores ; " the rock of Avignon is but one
our astonishment, we ride through streets, of many elevated spots from which we look down on the bounty of Providence
squares, crescents, and terraces, where we
the other day saw nothing but pasture and on the misery of man.--Ibid.
land and Lord's Cricket Ground ;
barn replaced by a palace—and buildings Anecdotes and Recollections. are constructed, one or two of which may Notings, selections,
vie with the proudest efforts of Greece and Anecdote and joke:
Sulphura cum tedis.-Juv.
A MATCH indeed in more than sound,
When Dick and Kate were wed; What is fame? The advantage of being To make this match she brimstone found, known by people, of whom you yourself
The wood was from Dick's head. know nothing, and for whom you care as
The Inspector. little.
Ten friends are dearly purchased, if Who that beheld thee, Ocean, when the sun acquired at the expense of a single enemy;
Gazed on itself in what it shone upon; for the latter will take ten times the pains And, smiling, met thy smile, as if it stood to injure you, that the former will take to Wondering at thy magnificence-thy flood do you service. Probatum est.Literary Spread like a mirror o'er the world; thy voice
In soft and soothing murmurs, bidding rejoice Magnet.
The ear that listened, as its music stole
Upon the sense, and died upon the soul ;
Wbo that had known thee at the evening hour Not long since, in Liverpool, as a couple Musing alone, on some sequestered shore, were going to be married, and had pro- On which thy little waves, in silvery light, ceeded as far as the church-yard gate, the So stilly fell-as if engaged by Night gentleman stopped his fair comrade with To lull thee to repose ;-who that had seen the following unexpected address :
The moonbeam sleeping on thy breast, serene, “ Mary, during our courtship, I have
Not e'en a zephyr breathing on the scene; told
Oh! who could think, that thus had viewed thy you most of my mind, but not all my mind. When we are married I shall in.
What thou couldst be—when rising to the storm, sist on three things.” _“ What are they?”
Foaming in ire- and threatening earth, and asked the astonished lady.“ In the first
heaven place,” says he, “ I shall lie alone; se
Tny features torn - thy strength to frenzy condly, I shall eat alone; and, lastly, I drivenshall find fault when there is no occasion. Thy voice in thunder speaking-sea and sky Can you submit to these conditions ?”- Flaming in blasting light-quenched suddenly O, yes, Sir, very easily,” she replied ;
In ebon clouds-tumult, and roar, and gloom“ for if you lie alone, I shall not ; if you
As if creation's destined hour were come; eat alone, I shall eat first ; and as to your
And Chaos rushed, exulting to have won
His ancient realm; and, triumphing, strode on, finding fault without occasion, that, I
To mar the work Omnipotence had done! think, may be prevented, for I will take
Oh! I have seen thee thus, thou dreadful one! care that you shall never want occasion."
And tremble as I think ; and gasp for breath, - Anecdotes of Impudence.
As if, again, I shared the scene of death,
And felt the soul depart; and woke-oh! spare THE VERY ESSENCE OF ETIQUETTE.
The thrilling tale ! for niadness mingles there! WAEN the Emperor Charles made his
The Erile. entry into Douai in great state, under
66 THERE'S NO ACCOUNTING FOR festoons of flowers and triumphant arches,
TASTES.' the magistrates, to do honour to the occasion, put a clean shirt upon the body, AT Palermo, some of the soldiers caught of a malefactor, that was hanging in a cat belonging to the convent, and hav. chains at the city gate.—Monthly Maga- ing skinned the carcass, it was cut into zine.
pieces and soaked twenty-four hours in