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Whose dusky goul not beauty can illume, traveller to contemplate his condition, without | golden green, of an exquisite tint, more deli. Nor wine dispel his patriotic gloom.

participating in his anxieties and fears. From guest to guest in turbid ire he goes, The comparison of a Gothic cathedral to the

-than painting can express, And ranks us all among our country's foes. grove, is old and trite, but the associations which

Or youthful poets fancy when they love." Says 'tis a shame that we should take our tea the vast forest-aisles and embowered arches Till wrongs are righted, and the nation free; awaken, make the sense of a present divinity

The Clearing That priests and poets are a venal race, far more powerfully felt than in the greatest Who preach for patronage, and rhyme for cathedrals, with all their gorgeous talisinans The green and golden glow of evening fades; place; of devotion. I have attempted in the follow

The star-crown'd virgin of the season now That boys and girls are crazy to be cooing, ing sonnet to describe the first impression of Inscribes her sign, and fair, in new-form'd When England's hopo is bankruptcy and ruin; I the interior of the forest, that mingled senti.

glades, That wiser 'twere the coming wrath to fly ment of awe and mystery with whicli the The moon looks through lier lattice in the And that old women should inake haste to die. images of age, and strength, and vigour there, Glades, where of late, impervious to her ray, As froward infants cry themselves to sleep, irresistibly affect the heart. If unregarded they are left to weep,

The leafy cloud hung dark-a shadowy So patriot zeal, if unopposed, destroys

On the Entrance of the Americun Foods. Its strength with fervour, and its breath with

Through which, slow-filtered, e'en the pure noise. What solemn spirit doth inhabit here?

bright day Allow'd resistless as the Son of Ammon,

What sacred oracle hath here a home?

But gemm'd the ground with light-drops far

between. Behold the great Reformer at Backgammon:

What dread unknown thrills through the heart Debt, taxes, boroughs, and decline of price,

in fear,

There, prostrate fallen, on the field that's won, Forgotten all, he only damns the dice.

And moves to worship in this forest-dome? Lie the huge arbors-old stupendous forms,

Cruslı'd in their pomp, dismantled, overthrown, But pause--the urn that sweetly sung before, / Ye storied fanes in whose recesses dim Like a crack'd lute, is vocal now no more;

The mitred priesthood hath their altars built, That sternly scornd the might of time and Dry as the footsteps of the ebbing sea,

Aisles old and awful where the choral hymn storms: Effete and flacid lie the leaves of tea.

Bears the rapt soul beyond the sphere of Man takes their place—and science, wing 'd on And I, who always keep the golden mean,


high, Have just declined a seventh cup of green.

Stoop your proud arches, and your columns Shall grasp the bolted fires their pride could The noise, the tumult of that hour is flown;


but defy. Lost in quadrille, whist, commerce, or Pupe The high umbrageous vaults that hore extend,

Your tombs and monumental trophies hide,

Besides the stupendous toil of "chopping" Joan, With eager haste my theme is clear'd away ;

Mock the brief limits of your sculptured world with the axe and the hand, there is a

down the immeasurable forest,-clearing a And, Tea concluded, shall conclude my lay.

Stranger forlorn! by fortune hither cast,

more expeditious mode of rendering the land Dar'st thou the genius brave? the ancient and

fit for cultivation—"girdling," which is perthe vast !

formed by cutting a zone, deeper than the LETTER FROM NEW YORK.

bark, round the trunks of the trees. It causes BY MR. GALT.

It must be a mattor of snd regret to the poets them to die; and the brushwood having been

that a more dignified epithet than" chopping” | removed from amongst them, the ground is Dear D-, Having passed through the has not been invented to designate the ilercu. then prepared for the sccd. These dead groves country westward of Utica no less than nine lean task of hewing down the giants of the are numerous throughout the western territotimes, it is very probable that the incidents of woods; for really the business itself is not only ry; and really, without exaggeration, the sight que journcy are mingled in my recollection noble and picturesque, but is often accompa of them dismayed mo exceedingly. I could with those of others. I shall therefore not at nied with circumstances highly imaginative. think of nothing but skeletons and spectres. tempt to give you any thing like a methodical There is a fulness in the sound of the wood. They reminded me of the most dismal spot and consecutive description of the different man's first strokes much more musical in the

on the face of the whole earth-a certain ce. places, but set down my reminiscences as they American woods than in ours. And there is metery between Calais and Dunkirk, where inay bappen to arise.

something altogether in the labour of opening every ensign of death's black pageantry is disUtica being a convenient resting-stage for now scenes for the shelter and the industry of played in forms so alien to humanity, that all travellers going either to the east or the west, man, that cannot be witnossed without emo. the dramas of Corneille, Racine, and Voltaire, many halt there for a day, and generally em tion and a strange delight. Lo, it hath made I am quite sure, have nothing in them half so ploy that day in visiting Trenton Falls. It me again poetical.

mysterious and poctical. Bu, in the course of was not, however, the case with me. I have

years, these gallorca-looking monuments contented myself with what I have heard

The Chopping."

either fall down and are burnt where they lie, about them, and with engravings and draw. | Hark! to the woodman's axe! the forest's or, being set on fire where they stand, such of ings. I dare say, to those who are affected knell

them as happen to be hollow enact a torch in with the amiable languishment and all that, Peals wide and far--the startled echoes the most magnificent style imaginable the which “ being a-secing of waterfalls” produces moan!

flame roaring up through them with a zeal on your London and romantic minds, while -'Tis as the note of a deep booming bell

that would do credit to the foulest chiuney on jauntily po-shaying in quest of the picturesque, Sounding the exit of some mighty one.

the eve of quarter day. they are well deserving of attention. As when the fitful thunderbolts of war

After leaving Utica, there is nothing pic. Although the general aspect of the Ameri. Wreak iron wrath, remorseless, on the wall, turesque in the features of the country until can scenery is woodland, I think it is not until Shattering the towers, with cataract.crash you approach the banks of the Niagara river. you have proceeded westward from Utica that


When you have seen one clearing, and the you become fully sensible of the peculiar cha.

The hoary Titans of the forest fall.

style of the forost, the moors of Scotland are racter of the forest. Where the land has been the startled deer, light-tounding o'er the

more interesting, as far as the landscape is some years cleared, as in the older settlements,


concerned. To the political economist, howthe harsh arborous wall, which the tall naked

Halts and looks back, for the rude winds are ever, no portion of the world presents scenes primeval trees present towards the new open still;

so interesting. The towns rise like mushings, becomes mantled, as it were, with a se

And the scared wild-duck, fluttering from the rooms. I never seo a steeple peering above cond growth, and the skirts of the woods, in


the woods, without thinking of the growth of consequence, are not, save in altitude, much

Wists not what sounds tho silent woodlands Jack's bean-stalk. But if the scenery be dull, dissimilar in appearance to our own. Thus it fill.

the imagination is not loft without amusehappons, that to the east and south of Utica, Away! ye denizens of lake and lair,

ment in the names of the differont placos. the country has, if the expression may be al The stranger elaims your hones, and rears luis They baffle all conjecture is to their origin, lowed, a more civilized look than to the west

dwelling there.

having in their localities no resemblance shat. ward. Nothing, indeed, can be more drear

ever to those of the ancient cities, their god. and discouraging than the long dark forest Being in the mood, I may as well go on with mothers-only think of Port Gibson between line which, for miles and miles, stands like a another stave. Of all the sights of desolation Babylon, Roing, and Palmyra! A friend of precipice on each side of the road, with only a -the field of battle not excepted-an oxten mine is building a Port Glasgow, which narrow strip of "improvement” (as the Ame sive clearing before the “ logs," as the felled may be said to stand cheek by jowl with ricans call it) between, as melancholious as a timber is called, are burnt off, is one of the Carthage! I do not object to towns being churchyard: the stumps of the headstones most impressive. With the settlers who have named after celebrated characiers, as some of bear an impressive resemblance.

come upon the land in the spring, the burning theni are, but it is the disturbance of all one's The interior of the woods is singularly si- is generally briskest in August. The state of the antique associations which rendere the praclent-I would say, is awful. When the air is forest before the fires are kindled is the scene tice ludicrous. I have a great notion, how. calm, scarcely a sound of any kind is to be I would describe; and that your European ever, without any evidence of the fact, that heard, for the few birds that fit athwart the taste may not be shocked at the seeming ex ancient names are here chosen chiefly on ac. gloom are dumb. It is impossible that the travagance of my first epithet, I take leave to count of their euphony. The resoarch to do. European emigrant can enter such solitudes assure you that “green" is often the natural termine the point would be worthy the jnve. to form his habitation, without dread; nor the colour of the American evening skies--anile antiquity of the country. I suspect thal




it would be found that the custom originated | favour of an old coat. The very mention of

TRIUMPHANT MUSIC. with some individual pedagogue. It should be this luxury conjures up a thousand images of put a stop to. Believe, oh Edipus, in a city enjoyment. It speaks of warm fire-sides—long

Tacete, tacete, O suoni triumfanti! called " Manlius-four-corners!" If I had any flowing curtains-a downy arm-chair--a nice

Risvegliate in vano 'l cor che non puo liberarsi. thing to say on the subject, it should hence-ly-trimmed lamp-a black cat fast asleep on

WHEREFORE and whither bear'st thou up my fortli bo called Sphinx. the hearth.rug-a bottle of old Port (vintage

(To be continued.)

1812)-a snutf-box-a cigar--a Scotch novel
--and, above all, a social, independent, unem.

On eagle-wings, through every plume that

thrill? barrassed attitude. With a new coat this last

blessing is unattainable. Imprisoned in this It hath no crown of victory to inheritA CHAPTER ON OLD COATS. detestablo tunic--oh, how unlike the flowing

Be still triumphant Harmony! be still! I Love an old coat. By an old coat, I mean toga of the ancients !-we are perpetually Thine are no sounds for Earth, thus proudly not one of last summer's growth, on which haunted with a consciousness of the necessi swelling the gloss yet lingers, shadowy, and intermit-ties of our condition. A sudden pinch in the Into rich floods of joy:-it is but pain tent, like a faint ray of sunlight on the count waist dispels a philosophic reveric; another in To mount so high, yet find on high no dwellinghouse desk of a clothier's warehouse in the elbow withdraws us from the contempla ing, Eastcheap, but a real unquestionable antique, tion of the poet to the recollection of the tailor; To sink so fast, so heavily again! which for some five or six years has withstood Snip's goose vanquishes Anacreon's dove; No sounds for earth? --Yes, to young Chieftain the combined assaults of sun, dust, and rain, while, as regards our position, to lean forward, dying has lost all pretensions to starch, unsocial for is inconvenient; to lean backward, extrava On his own battle-field at set of sun, wality, and gives the shoulders assurance of gant; to lean sideways, impossible. The great With his freed Country's Banner o'er him flyease, and the waist of a holiday.

secret of happiness is the ability to merge ing, Old coats are the indices by which a man's self in the contemplation of nobler objects. Well mightst thou speak of Fame's high peculiar turn of inind may be pointed out. So

This a new coat, as I have just now hinted, tenaciously do I hold this opinion, that, in forbids. It keeps incessantly intruding itself No sounds for Earth? –Yes, for the Martyr

guerdon won. passing down a crowded thoroughfare, the on our attention. While it flatters our sense Strand, for instance, I would wager odds, that, of the becoming, it compromises our freedom

leading in seven out of ten cases, I would tell a

Unto victorious Death serenely on, of thought. While it insinuates that we are

For Patriot by his rescued Altars bleeding, stranger's character and calling by the mere the idol of a ball-room, it neutralizes the comcut of his every day coat. Who can mistake pliment by a high pressure power on the short

Thou hast a voice in each majestic tone. the staid, formal gravity of the orthodox di ribs. It hids us be easy, at the expense of But speak not thus to one whose heart is beatvine, in the corresponding weight, fulness, and respiration; comfortable, with elbows on the ing healthy condition of his familiar, easy-natured rack.

Against Life's narrow bound, in conflict flaps? Who sees not the necessities—the ha. There is yet another light in which old vain! bitual eccentricities of the poet, significantly coats may be viewed : I mean as chroniclers For Power, for Joy, high Hope, and rapturous developed in his two haggard, shapeless old of the past, as vouchers to particular events. greeting, apologies for skirts, original in their genius as Agesilaus, king of Sparta, always dated from Thou wak'st lone thirst-be hush'd cxulting Christabel, uncouth in their build as the New

his last new dress. Following in the wake of strain. Palaco at Pimlico? Who can misapprehend so illustrious a precedent, I date from my last Be hush'd, or breathe of Grief!-of Exilethe motions of the spirit, as it slily flutters be- (save one) new coat, which was first ushered

yearnings neath the Quaker's drab? Thus, too, the sable into being during the memorable period of the Under the willows of the stranger-shore; hue of the lawyer's working coat corresponds Queen's trial. Do I remember that epoch Breathe of the soul's untold and restless burnmost convincingly with the colour of his con from the agitation it called forth? From the

ings, science: while his thrift, dandyism, and close loyalty, iho radicalism, the wisdom and the For looks, tones, footsteps, that return no attention to appearances, tell their own tale in folly it quickened into life?--Assuredly not. I the half pay ollicer's smart, but somewhat gained nothing by the wisdom. I lost as much faded exterior.

Breathe of deep Love--a lonely Vigil keeping by the folly. I was neither the better nor the No lover of independence ventures volunta worse for the agitation. Why then do I still

Through the night-hours o'er wasted health rily on a new coat. This is an axiom not to remember that period? Simply and selfishly

to pine; be overturned, unlike the safety stage-coaches. from the circumstance of its having occasioned

Rich thoughts and sad liko faded rose-leaves The man who piques himself on the newness the dismemberment-most calamitous to a

heaping, of such an habilinent, is--till time hath

In the shut heart, at once a Tomb and poor annuitant!-of the very coat in which I

Shrine. “ mouldered it into beauty"-its slave. Where have the honour of addressing this essay to the ever he goes, he is harassed by an apprehen- public. In an olfactory crowd, whom her Ma Or pass as if thy spirit-notes came sighing sion of damaging it. Hence he loses his sense jesty's “ wrongs" had congregated at Ham

From Worlds beneath some blue Elysian of independence, and becomes a Serf? How mersmith, my now invalid habiliment was trans sky; degrading! To succumb to one's superiors is formed after the fashion of an Ovidian meta Breathe of repose, the pure, the bright, th' unbad enough; but to bu the martyr of a few morphosis, where the change is usually from dyingyards of cloth; to be the Helot of a tight fit; the better to the worse, from a coat into a Of Joy no more--bewildering Harmony! to be shackled by the ninth fraction of a man; spencer. In a word, some adroit conveyancer to be made submissive to the sun, the dust, the eloped with the hinder flaps, and by so doing, rain, and the snow; to be panic-stricken by the secured a snuff-box which played two wallz The Mahor.--The mahor, or wild cotton. chimney-sweep; to be scared by the dustman; tunes.

tree, grows in Cuba to a vast size. There is to shudder at the advent of the baker; to give The same coat, on which subsequently, by a one, on an estate called Santa Anna, a hundred precedence to the scavenger; to concede the sort of Taliacotian process, a pair of artificial feet high. Its trunk, which is forty-six and a wall to a peripatetic conveyancer of ergs; to skirts were grafted, accompanied me through half in circumference at the base, rises to palpitate at the irregular sallies of a mercurial Wales, among mountains where the eagle sixty-five feet, without a single branch or a cari-horse; to look up with awe at the appuri- dwells alone in his supremacy. It was the single knot on its white bark. The branches tion of a giggling servant girl, with a slop. sole adjunct who was with me, when I ram are worthy of the stem, and cover a diameter pail thrust half way out of a garret window; bled along the banks of the Swathy, when the of a hundred and sixty-five feet. This inlo cuast a gutler with a horrible anticipation lark was abroad and singing in the sky, or the mense tree is in itself a world, and shelters and of consequences; to faint at the visitation of shy nightingale flung her song to the winds feeds millions of insects. Several parasitical a shower of soot down the chimney;—to be from among the hushed dells of Keven-gor- plants attach themselves to it. Wild pinecompelled to be at the mercy of cach and all nuth. It was at my back when I climbed the apples grow at the top, and the vine vegetales of these vile contingencies; can any thing in loftiest peak of Cader-Idris, and when with on the boughs, and, letting its branches droop buman nature be so preposterous, so effemi- feelings not to be described, I looked down to the earth, furnishes rats, inice, and the opos. nate, so disgraceful. A truly great mind upon sapphire clouds floating in quaint huge sum, wlich would find it difficult to climb a spurns the bare idea of such slavery; hence, masses at an immense distance below me, and smooth bark, a ladder, enabling them to reach according to the “Subaltern,” Wellington li saw through their filmy chinks the glittering the pine-cups, which form so many natural reberated Spain in a red coat, extravagantly of thirty lakes, the faint undulating line of a servoirs for the rain water. The wood-louso over-estimated at sixpence, and Napoleon eni thousand billowy ridges, or the blue expanse of founds extensive republics in this tree, and estered Moscow in a green one out at the el- | the drowsy ocean, dotted here and there with tablishes its large and black cities at the juncbows.

a passing sail, and bordered far away on the ture of some of the branches, whence it de. An old coat is the aptest possible symbol of horizon by the dim boundaries of the Irish scends to the ground by a covered way, which sociality. An old shoe is not to be despised; coast. Moreover, it was at my back when I it constructs of inortar, and of which it even an old hat, provided it have a crown, is not plunged chin-deep into the isle of Ely bogs, in provides two-one to ascend, and the other to amiss; none but a cynic would speak irreve- which picturesque condition I was shot at, descend by. This little insect is of the size of rently of an old slipper ; but were I called (and of course missed) by a Cockney sports a flea, is inoffensive, and is a great treat to the upon to put forward the most unique imperso man, who had mistaken me for a rare and inhabitants of the poultry-yard, to whom it is nation of comfort, I should give a plumper in handsome species of the wild duck.

given in its nest.



solely bestowed on his broken bayonet, which of foreigners, came to the outposts of a French

he eyed very ruefully, and on my asking if he regiment, in which were a great number of THERE are few of the old " Peninsular" gen would wish to be relieved, in consequence of old soldiers, and said that all their comrades try who have not at some period of their camn. the shock he must have received, be declined, were, like themselves, disposed to desert, if paigning witnessed a bull-fight, but the cir merely begging that I would bear witness that they found opportunity. On the morrow the cumstance I am about to relate, and to which his arms were injured in defending his post. French regiment found itself opposed to the I was an eye-witness, exceeds in gratuitous In a few minutes, the owner of the bull arrived English regiment, from whence these men daring and cool intrepidity, any performance with ropes and horses to drag it away. From had deserted. The troops were deployed on on the arena of " Placa de Toros” by Cabalo him I learnt that the animal had always been both sides. The French charged in their lero or Picadore, ever seen or read of by me. remarkably vicious, and had killed its man in usual manner l'arme au bras. Arrived at a In the year 1823, it was my fortune, on a day its time: having been voted a nuisance in its short distance from the English line which rein November, date not recollected, to command neighbourhood, it had been disposed of to the mained immoveable, some hesitation was manithe guard at his Majesty's Castle in Dublin, butcher, who that morning had treated his fested in the march. The officers and nonwhere I was then quartered; on the following friends to a bull-bait, previous to knocking the commissioned officers cried out to the men, morning, about eight o'clock, I was walking in brute on the head; the humane amusement En avant, marchez, ne tirez pas." Some the Castle-yard, awaiting a suminons to break-having been concluded, the bull escaped from even called out, " Ils se rendent." The adfast, when the subject of my anecdote occur its tormentors, when being driven to the vance was then re-established, and the French red. Every body has seen or heard of the slaughter-house in the rear of the castle. The had arrived within a very short distance of Castle of Dublin; “ not to know it argues one. bayonet had entered the animal's forehead, a the English line, when the latter opened a fire self unknown;" it is the tenth wonder of the little below the horns, and had penetrated the of two ranks, which carried destruction into world, and as such deserves to be most care brain to the depth of four inches; a fragment the heart of the French line, checked its movefully watched over. Accordingly, wherever a of the bayonet exceeding that length remained ment, and produced some disorder. sentinel could be placed, at the time I write of, in the skull, and was extracted in my presence.

While the cadre continued to call out " En there was one to be seen pacing the half-dozen The brave “ Matador” is still, I believe, living, avant, ne lirez pas," and the fire was establishflags allotted to bion, and inhaling the savoury and serving with his regiment in the West In- | ing itself in spite of them, the English, sudsteam of fat things issuing upwards through dies. Had“ reading and writing come by Na. denly ceasing their fire, charged the French the gratings of the kitchen areas of vice-regal ture," he would doubtless have been as learn with the bayonet. Every thing was favourable courtiers. By the by, the duties assigned to ed as he is strong armed, and might have ob to them; the order, the impulse given, the remany of said sentries were sufficiently ludi.tained advancement in the company in which solution to fight with the bayonet :-upon the crous, and have often overcome the gravity he supports the genuine character of a British Freneh, on the contrary, a greater impression which I ought to have maintained when ques. | grenadier.

C. J. T.S. was made, and the surprise and disorder tioning them as to their orders. One was post

caused by the unexpected resolution of the ed in a gloomy passage, to prevent injury to an


enemy, obliged them to fly. This flight was old iron lamp, glass-less, and open to the four

not, however, the result of fear, but of neceswinds of heaven; another, a sort of moveable When the French infantry, have to remain sity. The French regiment rallied behind "commit no nuisance," protected a certain on the defensive in a position, they defend the second line, advanced again, and fought corner, overlooked from the apartments of the themselves by their fire; but more often, they bravely for the remainder of the day. housemaids; but the most ridiculous was the attack, and then, after an engagement of skir Similar circumstances will always produce reply made to me by a solitary sentry in a lit. mishes, and a cannonade, they charge the similar results; for the most impetuous courage tle inclosed grass-plat; “ What are your or enemy's infantry with sloped arms (l’arme au cannot but give way, if it be not seconded by ders, Sir?" "To do my duty to all officers, brus). This manæuvre is executed either de good methods of making war. and to watch the air.” Not perceiving that ployed or in close columns of divisions; it has the man was a cockney, I concluded that he often succeeded against the Austrians and

HALIL PACHA. was placed there for sone meteorological pur. | other troops, who begin to fire at too great a Halil Pacha, the Envoy froin Constantino. pose; however, the amused corporal explained distanco from the enemy, but it has almost al ple to St. Petersburgh, has not the appearance to me, that the man's solo business was to look ways failed against the English who do not fire

of an Asiatic, but ot'a weil bred European, acto the safety of a pet harc;—but this is a di until he is near them.

quainted with all the etiquette of our society. gression. The court of the Castle foris an In fact, if two battalions be deployed in À smile which constantly animates his counoblong square, the principal entrance facing sight of each other, and that one of them tenance, forms a singular contrast to the grathe state apartments, and at each extremity charges while the other remains stationary, vity we are used to in the Turkish physiognoare arched ways, on which are sentries, as also and does not fire until the former has arrived

my: his countenance, as well as that of the is one on the King's colour which accompanies within a very short distance of it, the battalion second ambassador, Redschif Effondi, corresthe guard, and is fixed in a stone rest in the which charges, not seeing the fire cominence ponds with his manners. Politeness to the centre of the court. Whilst walking, as I have at the usual distance, will be intimidated, and

ladies is also another remarkable feature in the already said, my attention was suddenly at when arrived near the other battalion, and character of our guests. With respect to their tracted by a noise and shouting in the lower after having received its fire, it will be over

dress, they have two different uniforms, the yard, through the archway leading from which, turned in consequence of the enormous losses

cut of both is the same, and much resembles in a few moments, dashed up a furious and fe which it will have sustained; or it will become

the jackets of our Cossacks; the full dress unirocious-looking bull, bellowing with rage, and much confused, and halt, in order to return form differs from the other in having rich and his nostrils almost touching the ground he the fire. If, on the contrary, the battalion elegant gold or silver embroidery on the collar, spurned; fortunately the sentry at this passage,

which awaits the attack, has commenced firing and ornaments of the same material on the on hearing the noise, stopped short, clear of at a great distance from the other, its fire will breast, as on the jackets of our Hussars. The the archway, as the monster, glancing its eye have produced little effect, and the cadre of pantaloons are fuller than those of the Cos. at him, rushed on towards the man at the co the battalion charging, profiting by this cir- sacks. The boots are quite in the European lours, who sprang to the portico of the state cumstance, will accelerate its march, crying fashion; the civil and military officers wear apartments, and esconced himself behind a pil- out to the men, Forward, forward; they fire; over their uniforms a large cloak with an emlar. The bull, irritated at missing his object, they are afraid; and it will overturn the bat- broidered collar, those of the two Ambassadors ran straight on, with redoubled fury, at my talion which awaits it.

are adorned with embroidery from top to bothero, posted at the archway of the opposite ex The English have also employed during the tom; on their heads they wear velvet or cloth tremity of the oblong, who appeared to be de- last war in Spain, and always with success, a caps with embroidery and a gold or silver tasvoted to destruction, as, with arms supported, maneuvre which consisted in a battalior, sel

. The cap belonging to ihe ordinary unihe calmly awaited the onset. He was an Irish- formed two deep, firing, when the French had form, is a plain red one with a silk tassel. The man, a grenadier, and an old and good soldier, arrived within a short distance of it, and ia military are distinguished from the civil by a who always obeyed orders to the letter. On mediately afterwards charging, without even diamond insignia, the size and form of which rushed the monster, headlong at him, with a taking time enough to pull back the cock and

vary according to the rank of the wearer. roar which I long remembered, and just as shut the pan. We can easily imagine that a The badge which Halil Pacha wears on his Pat's life seemed not worth a second's pur- body which charges another, and sees itself neck, has a crescent in the centre; that of the chase, he carried arms, ported, and came to charged, after having experienced a fire that colonels is also composed of jewels, and is the charge, half sinking on his knees, whilst has carried disorder and destruction into its worn on the left breast, a little lower than the he made a lunge at his fornuidable assailant at ranks, must be overthrown.

belt to which the cartouche-box is fastened; the moment of collision. It was a fearful thing,

that of the captains has only one jewel. The and I closed my eyes, horrified at the only re The following is a fact which I have select. Soltan gives these badges when he confers sult which I could anticipate; however, a ed from many that have been related to me the commission.-(Preussische Staats Zeitung.) shout of triumph from the rabble rout of the by eye-witnesses; it gives at once an example pursuing mob, quickly convinced me that my of the force of discipline, the influence of the apprehensions were needless. I beheld the cadres, and the excellence of the maneuvre

A WHALE ASHORE. brute, but an instant before so fierce, stretched i practised by the English against the French, While riding from Cape Town to Simon's * lifeless on the earth, the black froth pouring when it is seasonably employed.

Town, I visited the beautiful estate of Confrom his mouth ; whilst the attention of poor On the eve of the battle of Talavera, several stantia, celebrated for its peculiar and delightPat, nothing the worse for his encounter, was deserters from an English regiment, composed / ful wine, from whence it takes its name.





Soaring on pinions proud,

The lightnings of his eye Scar the black thunder-cloud,

He passes swiftly by.


They never loved me, never claim'd

The love I could have felt; And yot, with bitter tears, I left

The cottage where they dwelt. The stranger seem'd more kind to me,

He spoke of brighter days; He lured each slumb'ring talent forth,

And gave unwonted praise ; Unused to smiles, how ardently

I panted for applause! And daily he instructed ine

Too soon I learn'd the cause. I stond upon his native shore ;

The secret was explain d; I was a vile, degraded slave,

In mind and body chain'd!
Condemn’d to face, day after day,

The rabble's ruffian gaze ;
To shrink before their merriment,

Or blush before their praise !
In anguish I must still perform

The oft-repeated task ;
And courteously reply to all

Frivolity may ask!
And bear inhuman scrutiny,

And hear the hatefuljest!
And sing the song,--then crawl away

To tears instead of rest! I know I am diminutive,

Aye, loathsome if you will;
But say, ye hard hearts! am I not

A human being still?
With feelings sensitive as yours,

Perhaps I have been born ; could not wound a fellow Man

In mockery, or scorn!
But some there are who seem to shrink

Away from me at first,
And then speak kindly; to my heart

That trial is the worst!
Oh, then I long to kneel to them,

Imploring them to save
A hopeless wretch, who only asks

An honourable gravo!

He scized his country's lyre,

With ardent grasp and strong; And made his soul of fire Dissolve itself in sung.

BAILLIE. The Passions are thy slaves;

In varied guise they roll Upon the stately waves Of thy majestic soul.

CAROLINE BOW LES. In garb of sable hue

Thy soul dwells all alone, Where the sad drooping yew Weops o'er the funeral stone.

HEMANS. Tobid the big tear start,

Unchallenged, from its slırino, And thrill the quivering heart

With pity's voice, are thine.


On zephyr's amber wings,

Like thine own Psyche borne, Thy buoyant spirit springs

To bail the bright-eyed morn.

The day had been unusually fine, but lour. ed by degrees, and as evening closed in, the sky assumed a threatening aspect; heavy black clouds gathered in the south-west, and the lightning was seen playing vividly about the horizon, which is a sure indication of the approach of one of those terrible storms so severely felt on the coast of Africa.

We pushed briskly on in hopes of escaping it, but the clouds descended so rapidly that they already capped the tops of the mountains, sceming ready to burst with their burthen; presently a tremendous clap of thunder broke directly over our heads, with such force that it appeared to shake the very farth; vibrating and echoing in the mountains around, it rrilled solemnly away in the distance, leaving a death-like silence, which for a few seconds remained unbroken, when the rain came down in torrents, and in less than two minutes we were drenched to the skin.

We galloped on ai full speed, in order to save the tide (which was flowing) from preventing us rounding the point of Fish 'Bay, that stretches out into the sea, and at high water is difficult and dangerous to pass. Pitch-darkness had now overtaken us, and the sea broke upon the shore with violence; as the waves receded from the beach, they left behind a strong phosphoric light, which had all the appearance of liquid fire, so that at intervals we could distinctly see each other. Our horses became alarmed at the lightning, and started at every object which met their view; presently we heard a most unusual noise, resembling loud moanings accompanied with heavy shocks upon the earth, as if a ship was striking on the beach; thinking that such might be the case, we rode in the direction from whence the sounds proceeded, but I soon lost sight of my companion, whose horse ran away with him.

On nearing the sounds, my horse became so timid that I had great difficulty in urging him forward; presently he stopped short and trembled, and by a sudden flash of lightning I distinctly saw the cause of his alarm, which cer. tainly startled myself also, it was an enormous whale that had been driven on shore by the gale. The huge animal was foundering about vainly endeavouring to extricate itselt; every slap it gave the shore with its tail sounded like a great gun, and the roaring noise which it made was truly terrific.

My horse was now so frightened that he started off with me, rendering my situation very perilous, for there are deep quick-sands in the bay, where several lives have been lost; on one occasion a dragoon and his horse sunk together in them. However, I succeeded in pulling him in, and then had to dismount and climb over rocks and precipices in order to gain the road, for my horse would not face The sea again. It was midnight before I reached Simon's Town, where the noise of the whale was distinctly heard, although at a distance of three miles. My companion did not arrive until three o'clock in the morning.

On the following day numbers of persons went out to see the monster, which measured seventy-six feet in length. The whalers (there being a fishery established in the buy) soon took possession of the prize.

C. B.

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Go wander where thou wilt,
Thy hand upon the vessel's belm,

Or on the sabre's hilt;
Away! thou’rt free! o'er land and soa,

Go rush to danger's brink!
But oh, thou canst not fly from thought!

Thy curse will be-to think !
Remember me! remember all-

My long enduring love, That link'd itself to perfidy;

The vulture and the dove!
Remember in thy utmost need,

I never once did shrink,
But clung to thee confidingly;

Thy curse shall be to think!
Then go! that thought will render thee

A dastard in the fight,
That thought, when thou art tempest-tost,

Will fill thee with affright;
In some vile dungcon mayst thou lio,

And, counting cach cold link
That binds thce to captivity,

Thy curse shall be to think!
Go! seek the merry banquet-ball,

Where younger maidens bloom,
The thought of me shall make thee there

Endure a deeper gloom;
That thought shall turn the festive cup

To poison while you drink,
And while lalse smiles are on thy chcek,

Thy curse will be--lo think!

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Forget me! false one, hope it not !

the atmosphere of New York—and in a French, and induced them to make an attempt When ininstrels touch the string, The memory of other days

very short time he was obliged to seek to place the art upon a more respectable footWill gall thee while they sing; for restoration to health in a West In- ing. For this purpose a society has just been

formed by subscription, with a capital of 200,000 The airs I used to love will make

dia voyage. It was not to be found, francs, to order engravings from promising arThy coward conscience shrink,

and helpless and hopeless he came tists, which are to be disposed of by the soAye, ev'ry note will have its sting

back to Philadelphia; and while he has ciety, and to distribute rewards and medals. Thy curse will be-to think!

been continually sinking, although less The King, and other members of the royal Forget me! No, that shall not be!

family, rapidly than his physician anticipated, I'll haunt thee in thy sleep,

?, patronise this institution. In dreams thou'lt cling to slimy rocks

he has for many months supported his Literary Prize.—The "Revue de Paris" has That overhang the deep;

family by a degree of labour, at trans offered a prize of two thousand francs for the Thou'lt shriek for aid! my feeble arm lations, and original works for the best dissertation in prose on the following quesShall hurl thee from the brink, press, which would have been thought representative government, for the last tifteen

tion:-“ What has been the influence of the And when thou wak'st in wild dismay, Thy curse will be-to think!

praiseworthy in a man of sound health. years, in Franre, on our literature and on our With all these there was no despon- manners?". The dissertations are to be ad

dressed, before the 1st of March, 1830, to the Ziterary Port Folio. dency, no complaining.

office of the “Rovue de Paris," inscribed with Some years ago, in conversation

an epigraph, and accompanied by a sealed note Died on the 17th instant, in the 32d with us, he said that in a voyage to inscribed with the same epigraph, and conyear of his age, Dr. John D. GODMAX. sea in early life, he had seen a lad who taining the name of the author. Dr. Godman came to this city about 8. had just begun to be a sailor, going years ago, without money, and with out to some projecting part of the rig- add the praise of independence to our notice of

The Irish in London.-We wish we could out influential friends, with a determi- ging. His arms were supported by a the Irish character in London, but we cannot. nation to claim at some future time spar, and he was looking below him The Irish labourer submits to what the Engthe Anatomical chair in the Universi- for a rope which ran across, on which lish labourer would not, and thereby entails & ty of Pennsylvania; not by any canvass his feet should be. The rope flew degree of contempt upon his class. We heard among those to whom the gift of that from side to side, and it was evi-ployed an Irishman for his shop porter rather highest honour belongs----but by ac

dent that the poor fellow was becom- than a Londoner. “Why,” said he, “I can quiring and displayiug a great fund of ing dizzy, and in danger of falling, do what I please with Pat, there, and I could'nt knowledge—and an unusual ability to when the mate shouted to him with do so with one of our fellows. When he shuts teach-in a word by deserving it. all his force,“ LOOK ALOFT! you sneak up the shop, I tell him to make his bed under

the counter there, and so he does, and there How chimerical soever such an ambi- ing lubber!By thus turning away he lays, and takes care of the shop, and he's tion, in so young a man, might have his eyes from the danger, the dizziness quite at hand to open it in the morning. I appeared to the idle young physicians was prevented, and he found his foot- could'nt get an Englishman to do that." "We about town, (had our lamented friend ing. And this incident, the Dr. said, this way. -- Is thy servant a dog," that thou been in the habit of speaking to them often recurred to his mind in after life, shouldst use him thus? The great difference of his plans, we are confident that it when his troubles grew heavy upon between the Irish and English, and the great would not have appeared so to the ve- him, and he hardly could find ground superiority of the latter in all mere matters of nerated man who has given to that whereon to tread. At such times he business, seems to consist in this, that they professorship as much honour as he heard the mate's shout in his ears, and arising out of a complete concentration of the has received from it. He would have turned his eyes " aloft” 10 the prize mind upon the one idea that occupies it for the seen that there was united with the upon which he had fastened his hopes. time, which is utterly unknown to our counbrave ambition of the enterprise, an We cannot part with this beautiful il- trymen. Send an English servant of a mesunusual proportion of that industry, lustration, without asking each of our sage, and were it only for a shilling's worth of which is the greatest of all human ta- . readers to apply it to å still nobler cheese, he looks neither to the right hand nor lents, of perseverance not to be daunt- purpose: to steady themselves in all in all his thoughts, till he has secured and doed by the chilling and sickening power the tempests of adversity by looking posited in your cupboard the wished-for Par

The Irishman, on the contrary, would of poverty, and of delay. He would toward that life in which there is rest

stare into every shop window, and listen to have seen the single eye which fixed upon and peace evermore--and when our

every fiddler and piper on the way, and possithe highest honours of his profession, flesh and heart shall fail us, and we bly come back tipsey, with Stilton or Glo'ster. was turned away from the miserable can find no support under our feet, to As for the higher occupations, they say in Lonquarrels, and mean jealousies which seek it by looking aloft,to Him don that we Irish are too much a kind of liteat one time disgraced our medical" who is the strength of our hearts, rary Swiss, and will write on any side for pay

ment. Perhaps there is something too much schools. and our portion for ever.”

of this, but it is not confined to the Irish--exCommencing a course of private

cept that it must be admitted the careless lectures and dissections, Dr. Godman

The first number of the Euterpiad: habits of the Irish generally make them the soon had a class of seventy scholars; an Album of Music, Poetry and Prose, poorest class, and poverty is open to all man

ner of temptations. This, however, is rather but the expenses of the establishment, edited by Mr. Charles Dingley, and

an uncomfortable part of our subject, and to say nothing of his increasing fami- published by Mr. Geo. W. Bleecker, therefore here we shall pause for the present. ly, obliged him to toil night and day, New York, has just appeared. It is --Dublin Literary Gazette. at such labour as the booksellers would in a quarto form and contains 8 pages:

A Monkey Trick.--In 1818, a vessel that give him-a scanty resource in this is to be published twice a month, at

sailed between Whitehaven and Jamaica emcountry. This incessant application, three dollars a year.

barked on her homeward voyage, and, among for he was withal at the same time a

It is very neatly printed in all parts, other passengers, carried a female, who had at severe student, had already under and the music is nearly equal to cop- the breast a child only a few weeks old. One mined his health, before he was called per-plate engravings. Subscriptions distant sail, and after he had gratified his cuto be Professor of Anatomy in the

riosity, he politely offered his glass to his pasMedical School of New York. To

sanger, that she nighi obtain a clear view of this post he went as an important step


the object. Mrs. B. had the baby in her arms;

she wrapt her shawl about the little innocent, toward the object of his life. His la

Engraving in France.--It has been for somo and placed it on a sofa upon which she had bours were continued with an intensi time remarked, that whilst proper encourage been sitting. Scarcely had she applied her eye ty of application, which his friends ment was given in France io painters, the art to the glace, when the helmsman exclaimed, felt to be destructive. Perhaps this

of engraving was suffered to reinain stationary, “Good God! see what the mischievous mon

or rather to lose ground. The demand for key has done." Thọ reader may judge of the unsparing devotion of himself pro

splendidly illustrated English Annuals, how- female's feelings, when, on turning round, she duced its effects the more rapidly in over, has piqued the amour propre of the beheld the animal in the act of transporting


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