Gambar halaman
PDF
ePub

QUIA PATRIS.

BY MRS. HOFLAND.

[ocr errors]

nounce

The house in which Rousseau resided is agree- | whom I shall have occasion to speak more Boast not thy victory, Death! (powerably situated in a valley surrounded with moun. largely,) one Cerise of Lyons, with Riardo be. It is but as the cloud's o'er the sunbeam's tains; but the garden to which be alludes in fore-mentioned, were part of this crew.” It is but as the winter's o'er leaf and Aower, his Confessions as having cultivated with his Du Pre was subsequently seized, and having That slumber, the snow beneath. own hands, is now no longer to be traced. been convicted of attempting to assassinate It is but as a tyrant's reign [still : At Vevay may still be seen the house in the English and of another crime, was sen

O'er the look and the voice, which he bids be which Ludlow the Republican, one of the most tenced to lose his head. The account of his -But the sleepless thought and the fiory will honest and manly adherents of the Parliament, execution is dreadful. “ The day appointed

Are not for him to chain. in their great struggle with Charles I., lived for his execution being come, he was brought and died. The mansion stands near the gate down; but the terrors of death, with the dis

They shall soar his might above! leading to the Vallais, and over the door are in mal reflections on his past life, seized upon And so with the root whence affection springs, scribed the words,

him to such a degree that he fell into a rage, Though buried, it is not of mortal things-
throwing himself on the ground, biting and

Thou art the victor, Love!
OMNE SOLUM FORTI PATRIA

kicking those who stood near him, and asking

if there were no hopes of pardon. He was Of his residence at Vevay, and of the infa

COUNTRY CLERGYMEN. mous attempts there made to assassinate him, been taken in his own country, where he had

told that he ought to remember that, if he had Ludlow has left an account in his Memoirs. murdered his brother-in-law, and had been BEHOLD two different men in sacred garb, The parties employed to perpetrate this crime had already succeeded in destroying Mr. Lisle, have been used so gently. He refused to go to broken in effigy on the wheel, he should not Speed to the house of prayer—they walk as

friends, another of the regicides, who, in the language the place of execution any otherwise than by Yet rarely do we meet in social life of one of the royalist writers, was “overtaken by divine vengeance at Lausanne, where the fore he arrived at the place where he was to force; so that about two hours were spent be. Friends in such opposites. He on the left,

Of slender form, and lightly buoyant step, miserable wretch was shot dead by the galo die, though it was within musket-shot of the which like his sparkling eye, defies the touch lantry of three Irish gentlemen, who attempt. 1 prison. Here the executioner put a cap on bis Of that magician who hath stained his locks, ed the surprisal of him and four more impious head, and placed a chair that he might sit; but Looks smilingly and kind, on all around, parricides.” One of these attempted surprisals he took off the cap and threw it away, and As on a flock beloved—his speech is sweet, is thus related by Ludlow: “ According to our

kicked down the chair among the people. And humbly cheerful, as of one who feels information, some of the villains who were em

When the executioner saw this, he tied his Contentment in his office, and himself, ployed to destroy us bad, on the 14th of November, 1663, passed the lake from Savoy in him that if he persisted in his resistance he As a good gift from the great donor's hand,

hands between his knees; and having assured Yet holds it meekly, and dependently, order to put their bloody design in execution the next day, as we should be going to the hour's contest, be at last performed his office." The other with a stately step, and slow,

would cut him into forty pieces, after about an Who may resume it ere to-morrow's sun. church. They arrived at Vevay about an hour after sunset; and having divided themselves, land, with the view of serving against James Looks not to right, or left-his towering form, one part took up their quarters in one inn and

II. in Ireland; but a motion having been made and gait majestical--his scanty speech, the other in another. The next day, being in the House of Commons by Sir Edward Sey. Reluctantly bestowed—bis eye upturnedto the church, discovered a boat at the side of mour, for an address to the king, praying that Bespeak far different feelings, aims, and

thoughts: the

lake with four watermen in her, their oars returned to Switzerland, where he died in the Yet stranger, pause—thou must not dare prothe boat stood two persons, with cloaks thrown year 1693. A monument was erected to his

Censure on "priestly pride," "hypocrisy," over their shoulders; two sitting under a tree; his wife, which Addison has copied in his or other sins, which giddy ignorance and two more in the same posture a little way Travels.

Might deem bis failing-know that both are from them. M. Dubuis, concluding that they

good, had arms under their cloaks, and that these

Both wise ambassadors from that dread King, persons had waylaid us with a design to mur

LOVE AND DEATH.

Whom with true hearts they worship-but disder us as we should be going to the sermon,

BY MRS. IEMANS.

tinct pretending to have forgotten something, re

Are they by nature, and not less distinct turned home and advised us of what he had

By thy birth, so oft renew'd
From the embers long subdued ;

In worldly circumstance. The first is he observed. In his way to us he had met

Py the life-gift in thy chain,

Who fills our Vicarage, and merits well one Mr. Binet, who acquainted him that two

Broken links to weave again ;
By thine Infinite of wo,

His pleasant affluence-the other long men, whom he suspected of some bad inten

All we know not, all we know;

Like a strong bark hath striven withi adverse tion, had posted themselves near his house,

If there be what dieth pot,

waves, and that four more had been seen in the mar

Thine, Affection! is its lot!

And now cut off from learning's hallowed ket-place; but that, finding themselves ob Mighty ones, Love and Death!

seats, served, they had all retired Lowards the lake. Ye are the strong in this world of ours, From hope's delusions, and from beauty's By this means, the way leading to the church Ye meet at the banquets, ye strive midst the smile, through the town being cleared, we went to flow'r-

Seeks the poor slielter of a Curate's home. the sermon without any molestation, and said -Which hath the Conqueror's wreath? nothing to any man of what we had heard;

The man with heart at ease, and prone to feel

Thou art the victor, Love! because we had not yet certainly found that Thou art the peerless, the crown'd, the free- How much he can bestou-the other feels

Life's sweetest charities, exults to think they had a design against us. Returning from the strength of the battle is given to thee, church, I was informed that the suspected per

In his keen sense of blighted fortune now,

The spirit from above. sons were all dining at one of the inns, which

How much he must receive-he only prays excited my curiosity to take a view of the boat. Thou hast look'd on death and smiled! For more humility-his heart is full, Accordingly I went with a small company and Thou hast buoy'd up the fragile and reed-like His mind abstracted; yet that heart is soft, found the four watermen by the boat, the oars

form

That mind of noble bearing ;-cold and stern laid in their places, a great quantity of straw Through the tide of the fight, through the stands the lone ice-berg on the wintry waste, in the bottom of the boat, and all things ready

rush of the storin,

But melts and sparkles in the summer sun. to put off. About an hour after dinner, I met On field, and flood, and wild.

And thus in time his hour of joy may come, our landlord, and having inquired of him con Thou hast stood on the scaffold alone : His hour of bounty and benignity cerning the persons before-mentioned, he as. Thou hast watch'd by the wheel through the Heaven speed the day! sured me they could be no other than a com

torturer's hour, pany of rogues; that they had arms under the And girt thy soul with a martyr's power, straw in the boat; and that they had cut the Till the conflict hath been won.

After the execution of Sir William Stanley, withes that held the oars of the town-boats, to

No--thou art the victor, Death!

when King Henry visited Lathom, the Earl, prevent any pursuit if they should be forced Thou comest—and where is that which spoke

when his royal guest had viewed the whole to fly. But these ruffians, who had observed From the depths of the eye, when the bright house, conducted him up to the leads for a the actions of M. Dubois, and suspected he

soul woke ?

prospect of the country. The Earl's fool, who would cause them to be seized, came down soon

-Gone with the flitting breath!

was among the company, observing the King after I had viewed the boat, and in great haste

draw near to the edge of the leads not guarded caused the watermen to put off, and returned

Thou comest—and what is left

with a balustrade, stepped up to the Earl, to Savoy. This discovery being made, the Of all that loved us, to say if aught chatelain, the banderet, together with all the Yet loves, yet answers the burning thought

and pointing down to the precipice, said

Tom, remember Will.The King undermagistrates and people of the town, were much

Of the spirit lorn and reft?

stood the meaning, and made all haste down troubled that we had not given them timely Silenco is where thou art!

stairs, and out of the house; and the fool long notice that so they might have been seized. Silently thou must kindred meet;

after seemed mightily concerned that his lord We afterwards understood that one Du Pose, No glance to cheer, and no voice to greet; had not had courage to take that opportunity of of Lyons, Monsieur Du Pre, a Savoyard (of No bounding of heart to heart!

avenging himself for the death of his brother.

DOWN ONE HILL AND UP ANOTHER. from want of interest in the world, had fallen nutes levelled with the earth, and in the mean [From an interesting article in the Museum, upon Head's

into a state of apathy ;-and yet that would time we cleared of snow a square spot of North American Forest Scenes.]

seem impossible, considering that Mr. Turner ground, with large pieces of bark ripped from The method of travelling in these parts is

was the chief diplomatist in these parts,-the the falling trees. The fibrous bark of the white not at least without its apparent danger. Mr. representative of the commissariat department, cedar, previously rubbed to powder between Head met with an able driver, and they passed charged with the duties of supplying the garri the hands, was ignited, and blowing upon this over their difficulties in a style worthy of the

son at Presque Isle,--a man of high importance a flame was produced. This being fed, first by four-in-hand club: 'we question whether any

in his station, invested with local authority, the silky peelings of the birch bark, and then members of that now obsolete society ever took

and in direct communication and correspon by the bark itself, the oily and bituminous a drag down and up a hill in better style than

dence with the higher powers at Quebec. Not-matter burst forth into full action, and a splenMr. Head's charioteer.

withstanding all this, the energies of Mr. Tur. did fire raised its flames and smoke amidst a “ Occasionally, during this stage, we encoun.

ner's body and mind were suffered to lie at rest; | pile of huge logs, to which one and all of us tered some little ravines, or precipitous gul

for the garrison consisted of a corporal and were constantly and eagerly contributing. lies, which crossed the road, and which formed

four privates, making in all five men, to supply * Having raised a covering of spruce boughs small creeks or outlets of the river. There

then with rations was nearly his whole and above our heads, to serve as a partial defence were several of these which it was necessary to

sole occupation; and so he had gradually so from the snow, which was still falling in great pass, and at the bottom of each was a rude

bered down into the quiet tranquil sort of per abundance, we sat down, turning our feet to wooden bridge without side-rails, and scarcely

son I found him. A daughter, a fine, hand the fire, making the most of what was, under broad enough to permit three horses to pass

some, bouncing girl, under twenty, with spark circumstances, a source of real consolation. abreast; notwithstanding which, we went over

ling black eyes and an animated countenance, We enjoyed absolute rest! One side of our

seemed to bear testimony to days gone by, with our pair always at full gallop: much to

square was bounded by a huge tree, which lay when affairs were somewliat more lively; but stretched across it. Against this our fire was my annoyance at first, till I found that the cat. tle possessed quite as much sense as their

the contrast now was sufficiently striking; for made; and on the opposite side, towards which driver, and sufficiently understood what they

without regarding her, any body, or any thing, I had turned my back, another very large one were about. The ravines were so steep, that

he kept his place and attitude, sitting always was growing, and into this latter, being old and in order to ascend one side, it was absolutely close to the stove.

decayed, I had by degrees worked my way, and necessary to rush down the other to gain an

* There was a small square hole in the cen it formed an admirable shelter. The snow was impetus; and the distance from the top to the

tre of the door (as there generally is in all Ca banked up on all sides nearly five feet high, boitom was about one hundred and fifty yards.

nada stoves), made to open and shut with a like a white wall; and it resolutely maintainThe bridges were composed of pine logs laid slider as occasion requires : this he kept open ed its position, not an atom yielding to the loosely together, which made a rattling and a

for a purpose of his own; for by long practice fierce crackling fire which blazed up close clatter as the horses' feet came upon them.

he had acquired a knack of spitting through against it. The Frenchman drove with long cord reins, this little hole with such unerring certainty, " The Canadians were soon busily employed

cooking broth in a saucepan, for they had prowithout any contrivance to prevent them fall" by a particular sort of jerk through his front

vided themselves much better with provisions ing down the horses' sides, and the rest of the teeth, that he absolutely never missed his mark. tackling was of an equally simple fashion. The

This accomplishment was the more useful to than I had. I had relied upon being able to put cattle were indeed but barely attached to the him, as he was in the habit of profusely chew up with the fare I might meet with, not taking

into consideration the want of traffic, and disvehicle; a matter of little importance during ing tobacco,—all the care he seemed to have ! the former part of the journey, but now de

-and he opened the door of the stove now and tance from the civilized parts of the province; serving a little more consideration : for the

then, to see how the fire was going on.”—pp. owing to which, the scanty provision of the 98-101.

inhabitants could not allow them to minister horses, so sure as they arrived at the verge of each ravine, seemed to take all sort of charge

to the wants of others, although they might be upon themselves, while the driver, yielding to

provided with a sufficiency for themselves.

A COLD NIGHT. circumstances, sat still upon his seat. Up went

And I now saw the guides pulling fresh meat

(From the Same.] their heads and tails, and, like a pair of hippo

out of the soup with their fingers, and sharing it grifs, down they went with a dash till they

On one occasion it blew a violent snow-liberally with my servant, whom they had adreached the bridge, when, closing together, able them to reach their appointed resting. ing that I had nothing but a piece of salted

storm, and no exertions of the party could en: mitted into their mess. The poor fellows seelaying back their ears, and cringing in their

pork, which I had toasted at the fire on a stick, backs, they rattled over the logs at full gallop, place. The consequence was, that they were and up the opposite bank, till the weight of the obliged to spend a polar night under the incle- offered me a share of their supper, but this i

ment air, which makes a citizen in snug quar. vehicle brought them to a walk. Now came

felt myself bound to decline. My servant had the turn of ihe driver; and as he was perfect

ters tremble with horror and apprehension. fewer scruples, and consequently fared better. in all the words which frighten horses, he used

The narrative of this night's efforts forms an In return for their intentions I gave them a them with such emphasis, jumping out of the encouraging picture of the resources of human good allowance of whiskey, which added to Bleigh at the same time with considerable acti power. It begins thus

their comfort and increased their mirth. One *vity, while the animals dragged it through the

“ But, in spite of every obstacle, the strength by one they liglited their tobacco pipes, and deep snow, that he contrived to keep them to

of the two Canadians was astonishing ; with continued to smoke ; till, dropping off by dotheir collar iill they had completed the ascent."

bodies bent forward, and leaning on their col grees, the whole party at last lay stretched out
lar, on they marched, drawing the tobogins snoring before nie.”
after them, with a firm, indefatigable step ;

and we had all walked a little more than seven
A QUIET KIND OF MAN.
hours, when the snow-storm had increased to

A SETTLER'S LIFE.
[From the Same.)
such a pitch of violence, that it seemed impos-

[From the Same.] Ar Presque Isle Mr. Head was entertained sible for any human creature to withstand it; When we read of the sturdy life of the foat the house of a Mr. Turner, on whom he has it bid defiance even to their most extraordi- rester, of its independence and its activity, of exercised his talent for sketching; the portrait nary exertions. The wind now blew a hurri- its healthy energy and its noble freedom from is curious: in these remote and thinly inhabit

We were unable to see each other at a the chains of poverty, we cannot help exclaimed countries, if a man has not active duties to greater distance than ten yards, and the drift ing with Mr. Head, why do not the young and perform, in the absence of all claims of society gave an appearance to the surface of snow we free seek a home among the untrodden wilds and all motivez of excitement he sinks into a were passing over, like that of an agitated sea. of bounteous nature. Why linger away a life state of absolute torpor.

Wheeled round every now and then by the of dubious existence in corrupt capitals, or in “My host was, I believe, an American,-a wind, we were enveloped in clouds so dense, hungry villages: why suffer the pains of contall, withered, thin man, about sixty years of that a strong sense of suffocation was abso- tempt and want and repulsed endeavours, when age, with extremely small legs and thighs, lutely produced. We all halted: the Cana the woods invite the resolute occupant to narrow shoulders, long back, and as straight as dians admitted that farther progress was im- peaceful labour and well-earned content: in a ramrod. Innumerable short narrow wrinpossible ; but the friendly shelter of the forest ihe woods poverty is no evil: the settler has kles, which crossed each other in every direc was at hand, and the pines waved their dark nothing to buy, nothing to pay; all he wants tion, covered his face, which was all the same branches in token of an asylum.-We turned is to be had for the trouble of procuring it: colour-as brown as a nut; and he had a very our shoulders to the blast, and comfortless and the trees which afford him shelter, supply him small mouth, which was drawn in and pursed weather-beaten, sought our refuge. The scene, with abundant fuel; the ground he disencum. up at the corners. His eyes were very little, though changed, was still not without interest; bers is his farm; far and wide extend his mablack, keen, and deep set in his head. Ho the frequent crashes of falling trees, and the norial rights: with a gun in his hand he seeks hardly ever spoke ; and I do not think, that cracking of their vast limbs as they rocked and for food what others pursue for pleasure ; the while I was in his house I ever saw him smile. writhed in the tempest, created awful and im waier supplies him with fish, and he is a bad He was dressed in an old rusty black coat and pressive sounds; but it was no time to be idle: / manager if he does not soon surround his habitrowsers, both perfectly threadbare, and glazed warmth and shelter were objects connected tation with abundance. It requires a strong about the collar, cuffs, and knees, with grease; with life itself, and the Canadians immediate will lo plunge out of society into the wide sea and he sat always in one posture and in one ly commenced the vigorous application of their of the solitary wood; and it would be absurd place --bolt upright on a hard wooden chair. resources. By means of their small light axes, to undervalue the advantages of society to He seemed to me the picture of a man who, a good sized maple tree was in a very few mi- those who stand well with it; but, for the man

p. 81-83.

cane.

BY DELTA,

to whom it is a niggard of its goods, whom it | fæces by that single aperture which is both | The purple pride of the Papal See buffers in its bosom rather than cherishes, for entrance and exit, both mouth and vent to this Could not to silence win thee; the stout arm that can hardly win its bread, gastric prototype, which thus absorbs a part of its loudest thunders were less to thee, and the stout heart almost broken by witness. its ingested food and vomits up the rest; such Than the still amall voice within thee. ing distress it cannot relieve, the terrors of the being the natural process in this simple being, In the conclave hall, erectly tall, boundless forest must be small indeed. Listen to which the higher grades return in many "Twas thine to stand undaunted, to Mr. Head, who does not speak without ex cases of disorder or disease. And yet so finely 'Mid threat’ning throngs, that sought thy perience: the privations of this species of life does this prima communis via participate in

wrongs, he was as likely to feel as another, and yet his the peculiarities of digestion, and acknowledge And insolent power that vaunted. memory is charged almost wholly with the ad its general laws, that, like the animal stomach To the death 'twas thine to persevere, vantages of such an existence in comparison at of the highest grade which will digest a bone

Though the tempest around thee rattled; least with pauperism at home; and pauperism when dead, but cannot act on a pulpy worm And wherever Falsehood was lurking, thore is not confined to the dependancy of the parish. when living, this pouch can only feed on prey Thy spirit heroic battled :

" It seemed wonderful to think there should that has been truly killed. Trembley, I think, And though thy bones from the grave were be so few among our poorer classes with ener it was whọ observed two hungry polypes fight

torn, gy enough to break the chains of poverty, and ing which should become the other's meal; or

Long after thy days were ended, visit a land where pauperism is yet unknown; perhaps the little one endeavouring to escape, The sound of thy words, to times unborn, where youth and strength snpply the catalogue the greater attempting to devour the less:

Like a trumpet-call descended. of human wants, and where industry must strength, however, at last prevailed, and this meet its sure reward. The exuberant abun Saturnian polype swallowed at one gulp his

A light was struck-a light which show'd dance of wood for fuel renders the fire side of son: the little fellow, not being, however,

How hideous were Error's features, the peasant, during the long evenings of win slain, was indigestible, and played such freaks

And how perverted the law, bestow'd ter, a solace equal to that of many a wealthier within his living tomb, that the greater one,

By Heaven to guide its creatures ; citizen of the world, and as his children, with quite sick at heart, returned his dinner, unhurt, At first, for that spark, amid the dark,

The Friar his fear dissembled; united strength, drag each log to the hearth, uninjured, to the light of day. But again, the he rejoices at the clearance of the encumbered polype has neither eyes nor ears, nor any of But soon at the fame of Wickliffe's name, earth, when those of the civilized world pay the ordinary organs of our senses, and yet it

The throne of St. Peter trembled ! dearly for the enjoyment of warmth. An emu. sees and feels, or at least is sensible both to Oh! that the glory, so fair to see, lative feeling stimulates the natural industry light and touch, and probably to odours and to Should from men's eyes be shrouded; of his constitution. The rattling clank of a sound. Every part of this thing's body is Oh! that the day-dawn, which rose with thos, neighbour's axe, the crashing fall of a heavy equally sensible to the various stimuli which Ilumining all, should be clouded! tree, seem to demand responsive exertion on his affect its system; it is an eye, an ear all over, In vain have heroes and martyrs bledpart, and give rise to an energy, which, even if | but of what a kind !-an eye which sees not, When all that they nobly fought for the tinkling frosty air at his fingers' ends fails an ear which does not understand: and when Is recklessly given, like carrion dead, to remind him that he has work on hand, / vision is to perfected, the visive function To the dogs, whenever sought for !! quickly rouses within him the spirit of active becomes isolated, and the power concentered Oh! that the lamp of Faith burns dimlabour. The work of his young children is of to a peculiar organ, which is developed by That our public men grow cravensa value to him, far exceeding the expense of degrees to its highest point; and as of the eye, And oh ! for the spirit that burn'd in him, their maintenance, and he lives in the enjoy so of the ear, the hand, and all the rest.

An eagle amid the ravens! ment of the consciousness of being able to

Of the book which had been a sealed-up book, leave them an inheritance of peace, if not of

From Blackwood's Magazine.

He tore the clasps, that the nation, affluence. With facilities of water carriage, fish in abundance, and fuel, by the help of his ON TIIE PORTRAIT OF WICKLIFFE.

With eyes unbandaged, might thereon look,

And learn to read salvation. gun, he may complete the necessaries of life, and while the partridge and wild pigeon sup

“ Had it not been the obstinate perverseness of our pre- | I turn me from him—I cannot gaze

lates, against the divine and admirable spirit of Wick. ply him with variety in food, he has also in liffe, to suppress him as a sehismatic or innovator, per

On the calm, heroic features, store both recreation and amusement."--pp. haps neither the Bohemian Husse, and Jerome, no, nor

When I think how we have disgrac'd our days, 259-260.

the name of Luther or of Calvin, had ever been known." Poor, miserable creatures!

Milton, for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing. And when, how we have betray'd our truss It must be understood all along that our author speaks of the Canadas: other countries,

When Superstition overspread the realm, The sons of our sons shall hearken, as New South Wales, South Africa, may have

And Truth's bright star was shaded; Can it be else than that o'er our dust their advantages—may have also greater counWhen Tyranny struggled to overwhelm

The spittle of scorn should barken!

A world by a gloom pervaded; tervailing evils. The apparent objection to the more northern parts of North America is

From out that midnight, so dark and deep, the severity of the cold, which it is very posA voice cried, “ Ho-awaken!"

BOYHOOD. sible may be so far from being a real objection,

Till the sleepers aroused themselves from sleep, that it may contribute to the production of

And the thrones of earth were shaken, The dreams of early youth, energy and the preservation of health. Wickliffe! that noble voice was thine,

How beautiful they are-how full of joy,
Which called the free to their stations;

When fancy looks like truth,
Thou gavest the light of Heaven to shine

And life shows not a taint of sin's alloy. Polypus.- Take the fresh water polype Again on the blinded nations :

When every heart appears (Hydra viridis or grisea) a small lump of trans When focs were many, and friends were none, The temple of high thought and noble deed; lucent jelly, about the size of a pea when con Though pitfalls yawn'd around thee,

When our most bitter tears tracted, but when extended, and viewed under On the hill of defiance aloft-alone

Fall o'er some melancholy page we read favourable circumstances, lengthened in its The hour of danger found thee.

The summer morn's fresh hours, body to about three quarters of an inch, and I love to trace the lines of that face,

Her thousand woodland songs,her glorious. more resembling the finger of a small glove, with a few ravelings round the edge, than any Thy white beard's venerable grace So calm, yet so commanding;

hues

Oh! life's so full of flowers, other familiar figure. This creature possesses neither wings nor legs, nor any of the ordinary Thine eyebrows so deeply arch’d-thy look

O'er thy russet vest expanding;

The difficulty then, is where to choose. organs of progression; it is apparently homo.

The wonderful blue sky,

Of serenest contemplation, geneous in its structure, showing not even a

Its cloudy palaces,-its gorgeous fanes--rudiment of bone for leverage, or a semblance

At whose kindling glance the guilty shook The rainbow tints which lie of muscle for contraction, and yet it protrudes

In pitiful consternation.

Like distant golden seas near purple plains. and withdraws its tentacles, moves from leaf Methinks I note thy youthful gaze, to leaf, travels from plant to plant, from stone

Truth's holiest pages perusing,

These never shine again

As once they shone upon our raptured gazo; to stone, quits the dark and approaches the Where summer boughs exclude the rays,

The clouds which may remain, light side of the vessel in which it may be kept,

An emerald calm diffusing;

Paint other visions than in those sweet days! basks in the sunbeams, enjoys the warinth of I follow thy steps from bower to bower, summer, becomes torpid during cold weather, Still pondering on what enthrall'd thee,

In hours thus pure-sublime

Dreams we would make realities : life seems and hybernates like the tortoise or the dor? Till the bell of Merton's toll’d forth the hour, mouse; retreats if touched, defends itself when Which to vesper service call’d thee.

So changed in after time,

That we would wish realities were dreams! attacked, and often attacks in turn; pursues Fear never smote thy dauntless heart, its prey with avidity, and, although it has That, spurning at craft and folly, neither tongue, nor teeth, nor palate, yet with Burn'd, in its ardours, to impart

Cominunications should be addressed to “ E. Littell for hungry relish it devours the minute animal.

the Literary Port Folio,"--and subscriptions will be The Gospel unmarr'd and holy;

thankfully received by E. Littell & Brother, corner of cules it can catch; nay, even with cannibal | 'Mid persecution's storm it rose,

Chestnut and Seventh streets, Philadelphia. propensities, will force smaller or weaker indi And, triumphing nobly o'er it,

Subscriptions are also received by Thomas C. Clarke, viduals of its own species into its simple pouch Pierc'd through the corslet of Craft, and bore

N.W. corner of Chestnut and Seventh streets. or stomach, digest a part, and then reject the

Wanted-to solicit subscriptions for this work, e suitable Şuperstition to earth before it.

person. Apply to E. Littello Brother,

BY CHARLES SWAIN.

No. 12.

PHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY, MARCH 25,

1830.

Terms.-Published every Thursday by E. Littell & Trevor was destined to receive a sudden shock they) when the veil of silence must be thrown Brother, corner of Chestnut and Seventh Streets, Phila in the death of her father; this affected her over the communion of the spirit with its delphia. It will contain four handsome engravings every spirits very much, but her husband's fond af. Maker. year. Price Two Dollars and a Half a year, payable in

fection kept up her drooping heart, and hope There was no sound heard in that little advance.

smiled again around her, and she felt happy. room, but the footsteps of those who were Agents who procure and forward payment for four sub

But alas! a heavier trial was yet to come upon placing the shrouded and beautiful dead in the seribers, shall receive the fifth copy for one year; and 80

her in the death of her first and only child. deep coffin which was, the next day, to be in proportion for a larger number.

She watched for many long days and nights borne to the turfy grave, and laid low boneath by the bed-side of her infant--so soon to go to the damp sod in the churchyard. There were

heaven; the blow at last came, but death steps heard descending the narrow stair, the MARY TREVOR.

struck feebly, and with a sigh its little spirit door of the cottage was opened and closed BY FREDERICK MULLER.

ascended up into heaven. This last trial proved again, and all was silent. Henry Trevor saw A flower

too sad and too severe for Mary's gentle spirit, them depart from the window of the room Unfaded, yet prepared to die."-Wordsworth.

and gradually in spite of her husband's doting above where the coffin of his wife lay, and at What a beautiful evening is this, my dear affection, and her sister Emily's fond care,) that moment a cloud passed away from the Henry," exclaimed Mary Trevor to her hus she drooped, and drooped like a withered lily, beautiful sunset, and the rays foli upon tho band, who had been anxiously watching over until it was but too plain unto all who saw her, page of the Holy Bible he had been reading, her pale and drooping form during the short that the once gay and happy Mary Trevor and the words " God is a very present help in and feverish sleep from which she had just would soon sink into an untimely grave. She time of trouble" shune like lighi upon his soul, awoken. Her husband went to the open win. had been tenderly watched and nursed, and and he felt comforted, and went and sat down dow, through which, from the little garden, her husband hoped that the evil moment had by the coffin, and watched and slumbered there came the sweet smell of the ruses and jes-gone by, and that she would be again restored through the night. Early in the next mornsamines, refreshed, yet bending with the unto blessed health. It was on such an even ing the sound of footsteps was heard in the weight of a shower just gone by. It was one ing in autumn as I have described that, tempt. passage beyond the little room where he had of those serene and beautiful evenings of au. ed by the fineness and beauty of the evening, spent the night, the footsteps approached, and tumn so common towards the latter end of Mary had ventured out alas! but it was for the he arose up to hear with calmness any words September; the blue sky above had not a sha. last time.

of hope and consolation from a fellow-christian. dow between it and the earth-the heavy Her husband had walked on slowly with her There was a slight lap at the door :-it was clouds of the shower that had just passed were and in silence, down the green lane that led opened, and a grey haired old man, the curate sinking low beneath the dark trees of the fo. from the cottage to the village church, the of the village, entered with Emily, Mary's sisrest, the skirts of which came close up to the spire of which pointing up to heaven in the ter, leaning on his arm. “My son, be of good paling which surrounded the garden of Henry evening light, could bo distinctly seen some cheer, nor mourn as those who have no hope Trevor's coltage. There was no sound abroad distance off, rising amid the dark funereal yews in this vale of tears below," were the words but the song of the wood-pigeon from the fo that grew in the churchyard around it, but the good old man addressed to the husband rest, or the distant barking of some shepherd's here Mary became so exhausted from fatigue, upon entering the room, and they all three dog as he drove the sheep home to the evening that she sunk fainting into his arms. He bore knelt down, and he prayed aloud that God fold. Mary now joined her husband, and take her gently on, still drooping upon bis shoulder, would suffer this bitter cup to pass from them; ing his arm they both walked out into the and seated her down in the beautiful sunset, there was a silence of some minutes after that open evening; they were silent for the first on one of the grassy graves in that church. prayer was ended, and each heart relieved it. few minutes after leaving the cottage, for yard, onamelled with the few autumn flowers self in sobbing and in tears. They arose from Henry Trevor's heart was full almost to burst. that were yet remaining on the ground, and prayer and went out into the little garden, ing at the sight of his beloved wife slow sink- drooping in the evening dew. She faintly where a few flowers were opening to the ing unto death, from that rapid and fatal dis. opened her soft blue eyes upon him, and then morning sunshine, and the old inan spoke unto ease, consumption. The burning hectic flush raised them up to that beautiful heaven above, the widower and sisterless words of holy hope that had lit up the cheeks of Mary upon first to which her pure and gentle spirit seemed so and comfort, and blessing them both, he left coming out into the fresh evening air, had now fast hastening. She soon recovered, and lean them. left them, and they were again pale and co ing upon her husband's arm, she returned The hour of sunset was very near when the lourless as the fairest marble; her spirits were slowly to that home, which, alas! she was heavy toll of the funeral bell sounded from the as gay and as buoyant as ever, but at times never to leare again but wrapped in the white village church-tower over to the distant hamthese too would droop, and the tears would shroud of death, and borne to the cold church- lets, and each one who heard it stopped and chase each other down her pale, pale cheeks, yard grave. From this time Mary Trevor listened, as that bell sent sadness into his till a wild hysteric fit of weeping or laughter gradually neared that bourne, through days of heart, for each one knew that sound would would silence her oppressed heart, and her autumn sunshine and nights of holy beauty, soon roll over the new-made grave of Mary lears would then cease to flow, and her spirits from whence.no traveller ever returns. Her Trevor: each one had loved and respected her, would gradually regain their accustomed light. husband and her sister watched over her pallid and all now felt sorrow for the mourners. ness and buoyancy.

form with every care that fondest love could That bell tolled on, and the funeral train slowMary was the eldest of four sisters, the give, but the decree had been written in hea- ly moved out from the cottage with the dark daughters of the curate of the village of D., ven, that Mary Trevor was not long for this pall and the coffin, and went down the green in the county of E-It was about four years

earth below. The stroke of death came at lane which led to the churchyard, where it previous to the time at which I am now writing, last, but it fell almost as gently upon her as was met by a train of the village-girls, who ibat Henry Trevor first saw her, and touched upon her infant, who had gone unto heaven went with it, strewing flowers in the way to by her beauty, (for Mary had been very beau- before her. There was no sound heard in that the grave. There was a crowd around it, but tiful), her elegance and accomplishments; he little room, all was silent and hushed as the each one made way when the burial-train apaffectionately wooed and won her, and two evening without, and at that beautiful hour proached. The holy words of the burial seryears had scarcely elapsed when Mary was the spirit of Mary Trevor passed away from vice were begun by that grey-haired old man, made the happy wife of Henry Trevor. No this earth into heaven. They had been watch who had knelt down with the mourners that two beings ever seemed more formed for each ing by her bed-side throughout the day since morning in the room where the coffin lay, and other, and their wedding day was as a "sunshine the morning, there was no struggle through as he read, each heart was hushed, each breath holiday” to the whole village of —, where her frame to tell when death came near, and was stopped, and nothing was heard but that Mary resided. Her pathway to church was the silence of her breathing alone told them old man's voice, or the stifled sobbing of the strewn with flowers by the village girls, and that her soul had fled and ascended up into the mourners at the foot of the grave; those holy many a prayer was that day raised to heaven holy evening skies.

words, “ Ashes to ashes, and dust to dust," that God would bless and protect her and her The sister fell down by the side of the dead, sounded over the churchyard, and the harsh husband. The marriage ceremony was soon in a deep, deathly swoon, the childless and the clay ratlled upun the coffin, each prayer had over-Mary's father pronounced a nuptial be- widower grasped the cold hand and kissed the been said by that grave, and each heart had nediction over them, and giving them his bless. fair brow : Oh God! oh God! my Mary!" answered to them, and the service for the dead ing, they parted, and the young couple drove escaped from his lips ;- 'twas not a cry, but a was over, the tolling of the funeral bell had off, followed by the prayers and hearty good half-stifled prayer; and in heavy agony of spi- died away, and its echoes had floated up to the wishes of all around them. They then parted rit, he sank' down by his dead wife.

blue evening skies, and over the quiet hush never again to meet upon this earth.

There was then a hushy silence in that place and repose of the brown autumn woods, until For the first twelvemonth after their mar of the dead, through the blue darkening hours they were heard no more. The grave was riage pleasure and happiness seemed to have of twilight, and through the holy starlight of soon closed up, and the villagers dispersed, one strown their path with “flowers that never the night, even until the rising of the morn- by one, until that burial ground was as silent faded." But about this time the heart of Marying ;-but there are hours (and these were and as shadowloss as before, and the mild light

[ocr errors]

From the Journal of Health.

of the evening stars and the rising moon shown Some have habitual recourse to laudanum or

VICENZA. down from the skies above, upon the new opium, to relieve pain and uneasiness, caused

Mania, templa, domus, et propugnacula, et arces, made grave, where reposed Mary Trevor. usually by the undue gratification of their ap

Alque alia in multis sunt monumenta locis petite. Let them learn, that there is no ex Istius ingenio, et cura fabrefacta decenter ample on record of any agent used for medi

Fama unde illius vivet, honorque diu. ON TAKING LAUDANUM.

Bressani. cinal purposes, in particular diseases or alarm VICENZA is to be visited as the city of PallaIt is a difficult task to so lay down any gene- ing emergencies, which has on these occasions dio. It is the Mecca of architects, adorned ral principle, and enforce it by examples in de a direct, controlling, and sanitary power, that with a hundred shrines, each claiming the detail, that the perverse ingenuity of some can will not, when persistently used, become nox votion of'the pilgrim. ““ Vicenza," says an exnot find omissions, which they are fain to re ious to the animal economy, and poison all the cellent critic (Mr. Forsyth), “is full of Palgard as exceptions in their favour. We have springs of life. It is thus with wine, alcoholic | ladio. His palaces here, even those which rerepeatedly, in this Journal, entered our solemn liquors, opium and laudanum, and the various inain unfinished, display a taste chastened by protest against the sin of drunkenness, and tinctures and cordials of which opium is the the study of ancient art. Their beauty origipointed out, with some care, the masks its vo basis: it is thus with all the vegetable bitters nates in the design, and is never superinduced iaries put on, to evade the reprobation with and mineral tonics without exception. All the by ornament. Their elevations enchant you, which the vice, in its grosser forms, is univer- powders and cordials which have been recom not by the length and altitude, but by the consally stamped. We have indicated the vari- mended for the cure of gout, have invariably, summate felicity of their proportions, by the ous means by which at first the health, and af. when taken for any length of time, destroyed harmonious distribution of solid and void, by terwards the disposition of children are ruined the digestive powers, enfeebled the brain and that happy something between flat and promi. by an early indulgence of their appetites; and nervous system, and often brought on dropsy, nent, which charms both in front and in proreprobated the false method, devised in well-palsy, and apoplexy. A physician, after due file; by that maestria which calls in columns, intentioned but mischievouis ignorance, of at

deliberation and much counsel with himself or not to encumber, but to support, and reprotempting to restore lost strength by domestic medical friends, will prescribe mercury, bark, duces ancient beauty in combinations unknown prescriptions, recourse to wine bitters or home. opium, or perchance arsenic, for the cure of to the ancients themselves. Even when brewed liquors. Our efforts have, we are well the violent and dangerous malady under which obliged to contend with the coarsest Gothic at assured, been attended, with some success; his patient is labouring at the time; and his ef. | La Ragione, how skilfully bag Palladio screenand we are encouraged thereby to persevere

forts will often be crowned with success. But led the external barbarism of that reversed and continue to point out the various malprac. let this patient, of his own accord, or under the hulk, by a Greek elevation as pure as the oritices, by which the body's health and mind's pestilential intluence of domestic or empirical ginal would admit. His Vicenti villas have peace are slowly, but surely destroyed. advice, use any of these articles for a length of been often imitated in England, and are models

The evil to which we would now direct the time, and, for one uneasy symptom, which he more adapted to resist both our climate and attention of our readers, and entreat them to wished removed, ten will take its place; and our reasoning taste, than the airy extravagant abandon or shun, as the case may be, is not his constitution will be so broken down, that structures of the south." confined to either sex exclusively; nor is it even his first successful adviser and medical One of the latest and most signal triumphs one for which the inconsiderateness of youth, friend, can now be little more than a melan of Palladio's genius, is the Teatro Olimor the infirmilies of age, can be pleaded as choly spectator of remediless decay. This is picn, or Olympic Theatre, erected at the expalliation. The enjoyment which it brings is not the language of exaggeration or specula. pense of the Olympie Academy, an association solitary, as that from dram-drinking itself, and

tive fear. We speak from a fuil knowledge of formed in the sixteenth century for the proin its consequences, if possible, still inore per the facts. We repeat it—the person who gives motion of polite literature. This splendid edinicious. It is, in faci, dram-drinking on a

into the habit for weeks, (he may not reach to fice, framed upon the model of the ancient Binall scale, and in a more fashionable, and, as months, or if he pass these, his years will be theatres, exhibits, in the place of the moveable it is thought, scientific manner. It is a con but few and miserable,) of daily measuring out scenery which decorates modern theatres, a centrated poison, not jovially quaffed from the to bimself his drops of laudanum, or his pills of stationary view. Looking through the proglass and the bowl ainid songs, and joyous opium, or the like deleterious substance, call scenium, which consists of a magnificent archshouts; but carefully meted out in drops by it tincture, solution, mixture, potion, what you way, supported by columns, the spectator sees the idle and luxurious man, who has lounged will, is destroying himself as surely as if he five several streets or approaches to the stage, away his day in listlessness at home, in place were swallowing arsenic, or had the pistol ap formed from actual models of buildings, 80 of courting occupation and enlivenment by plied to his head. The fire of disease may for framed as to imitate an architectural perspecactive exercise in the open air; or by the awhile be concealed-he may smile increductive. The centre portion of the theatre is ocbelle, whose pallid face and sunken eye show lous at our prediction; but the hour of retribu-cupied by the orchestra, and around it rise the the exhaustion of the midnight assembly and tion will come, and the consequences will be seats in ihe forin of an ellipsis, and above the dance. They dare not hope for, they are sure terrible.

seats a range of Corinthian columns. they cannot obtain, the sweet sleep which fol Besides, who are the unfortunate creatures, Another celebrated structure of Palladio is lows industrious labour and useful exertion ; who, in impious despair, destroy themselves the Rotonda, so called from its containing in but they must forget themselves: the day had by poisoning, with opium or laudanum? hTo the centre a large circular room with a cupola. for them sufficient horrors, without a wakeful very same who had long been in the practice The building itself is square, having four conight redoubling the store. What then, say of using it as a soother and a balm: as a means lonnades, each of six unfluted Ionic columns, they, remains for them to do, if not to take of procuring repose after the languor of idle with a flight of steps and a pediment. The their accustomed number of drops of lauda ness, or the perturbations of vice. Miserable Rotonda is situated on the Monte of Vicenza, num, or some equivalent stupifying solution. resource from care or grief! to stupify one's a hill near the city, covered with the seats and They who are afraid to meet the summer's self with such a drug for a few short hours, casinos of the Vicentine gentry, and which may heat or winter's ice--whose nerves are too fee-only to awake in renewed despondency, with a be ascended under the cover of porticos, reble to bear the slight motion of a carriage, or mind paralyzed and unfitted for the commonest sembling those near Padua, and leading to the the shortest ride on horseback-and to whom duties of life. The countenance of the unhap-church of Madonna di Monte. The extraordipain is dreadful even in idea, have no hesita- py victims of the practice, reveals too painful nary view from the summit of the Monte has tion in thus nightly swallowing a poison, each ly to an observant eye their condition. The been described by Mr. Stuart Rose. The Ro. drop of whichi, causelessly taken, brings with expression is more baggard, and the features tonda of Palladio was imitated by Lord Burit more bodily uneasiness and mental torment, more distorted, than even from common drun. lington in his villa at Chiswick, now the prothan the longest day to the lashed galley slave. kenness, and produce on others a uningling perty of the Duke of Devonshire. They inay sleep the sleep of stupefaction, or feeling of pity and fear. The humid lustre of In examiving the palaces designed by Palladream themselves in paradise; but when they the eyes is exchanged for a dull, turbid, and dio, it must be remembered that the architect awake, "sear, sorrow, suspicion, discontent, dejected appearance of this organ, which is was freqnently compelled to sacrifice his own cares, and weariness of life, surprise them in a sunk in its orbit: the rounded cheek, once pure and beautiful conceptions to the false moment, and they can think of nothing else : tiushed with the glow of health, is now pale or taste of the persons by whom he was employ. continually suspecting, no sooner are their leaden, and the corners of the mouth no longer ed. This appears not only from an inspection eyes open, but this infernal plague of melan. raised into ready smiles, have a downward di of his published works, but especially, as is choly seizeth on them and terrifies their souls, rection, indicative of suffering alternated with stated by a writer in one of our literary jourrepresenting some dismal object to their minds, listlessness and apathy. The moral nature is nals, from a collection of original drawings by wbich now, by no means or persuasions they not less fearfully changed than the physical. Palladio, now in the possession of the Signor can avoid."

All manly resolution is fled: to think is too Pinale of Verona. Amongst those drawings are However repugnant to our feelings as ra great an effort: the sight of distress elicits many designs for buildings which were never tional beings may be the vico of drunkenness, childish grief, without furnishing sufficient executed, but which are more creditable to the it is not more hurtful in its effects than the incentive to its relief or mitigation. Not very architect than any of his existing edifices. practice of taking laudanum. Disgusting and different, in fine, is the confirmed opium-taker Amongst others, there is a beautiful design for repulsive to the eyes of others, and injurious to from the torpid animal warmed into motion by the bridge of the Rialto. It must not be forthe indulgers in it, as is the chewing of tobac-artificial heat: it twists itself about, attempts gotten that the modest and tasteful mansion co, it is not more censurable, nor so much to some gambols, or with impotent malice, tries built by Palladio for bis own residence, is to be be dreaded in its consequences, as the habit of lo bite and annoy those near it. But in a few seen near his most celebrated work, the Teatro chewing and swallowing opium, to mitigate minutes, the stimulus of heat is gone, and it Olimpico. unpleasant feelings, or remove melancholy. sinks once more into torpidity.

While residing at Vicenza, Mr. Stewart

« SebelumnyaLanjutkan »