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is increasing, and ought to be diminished; and your justice, rather than by appeal to any inferior whatever difference of opinion may exist as to his court, he now commits himself. Whatever may be political tenets, few will be found to question the the fate of his remonstrance, it is some satisfaction integrily of his intentions. Even now oppressed to me, though mixed with regret for the occasion, with years, and not exempt from the infirmities al- that I have this opportunity of publicly stating the tendant on his age, but still unimpaired in talent, obstruction to which the subject is liable, in the and unshaken in spirit—"frangas non flectesprosecution of the most lawful and imperious of

- he has received many a wound in the combat his duties, the obtaining by pelition reform in paragainst corruption; and the new grievance, the liament. I have shortly stated his complaint; the fresh insult of which he complains, may inflict an- petitioner has more fully expressed it. Your other scar, but nodishonour. The petition is signed Lordships will, I hope, adopt some measure fully by John Cartwright, and it was in behalf of the to protect and redress him, and not him alone, people and parliament, in the lawful pursuit of but the whole body of the people, insulted and that reform in the representation, which is the best agerieved in his person, by the interposition of service to be rendered both to parliament and an abused civil, and unlawful military, force people, that he encountered the wanton outrage between them and their right of petition to their which forms the subjecl-matter of his petition to own representatives. your Lordships. It is couched in firm yet respect- His Lordship then presented the petition from ful language-in the language of a man, not re- Major Cartwright, which was read, complaining of gardless of what is due to himself, but at the same the circumstances at Huddersfield, and of intertime, I trust, equally mindful of the deference 10 ruptions given to the right of petitioning in several be paid to this House. The petitioner states, places in the northern parts of the kingdom, and amongst other matter of equalif not greater impur- which his Lordship moved should be laid on the tance, 10 all who are British in their feelings, as table. well as blood and birth, that on the 21st January, Several lords having spoken on the question, 1813, at Huddersfield, himself and six other per- Lord Byron replied, that he had, from motives sons, who, on hearing of his arrival, had waited of duty, presented this petition to their Lordships on him merely as a testimony of respect, were consideration. The Noble Earl had contended, seized by a military and civil force, and kept in that it was not a petition, but a speech; and that, close custody for several hours, subjected to gross as it contained no prayer, it should not be received. and abusive insinuations from the commanding of- What was the necessity of a prayer? If that word ficer, relative to the character of the petitioner; were to be used in its proper sense, their Lordships that he (the petitioner) was finally carried before a could not expect that any man should pray to magistrate, and not released till an examination of others. He had only to say, that the petition, his papers proved that there was not only no just, though in some parts expressed strongly perhaps, but not even statutable, charge against him; and did not contain any improper mode of address, bui that, notwithstanding the promise and order from was couched in respectful language towards their the presiding magistrates of a copy of the warrant Lordships; he should therefore trust their Lordagainst your petitioner, it was afterwards withheld ships would allow the petition to be received. on divers pretexts, and has never until this hour been granted. The names and condition of the parties will be found in the petition. To the other

A FRAGMENT (1). topics touched upon in the petition, I shall not now advert, from a wish not to encroach upon the time

June 17, 1816. of the House; but I do most sincerely call the at- In the year 17—, having for some time detertention of your Lordships to its general contents-mined on a journey through countries not hitherto it is in the cause of the parliament and people that much frequented by travellers, I set out, accomthe rights of this venerable freeman have been vio- panied by a friend, whom I shall designate by the lated, and it is, in my opinion, the highest mark name of Augustus Darvel. He was a few years my of respect that could be paid to the House, that to elder, and a man of considerable fortune and an

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(1) “During a week of rain at Diodali, in the summer of 1816, most memorable result, indeed, of their story-telling compact, the party having amused themselves with reading German ghost was Mrs. Shelley's wild and powerful romance of Frankenstein." stories, they agreed at last to write something in imitation of -Moore. thern. "You and I,' said Lord Byron to Mrs. Shelley, will pub- “I began it," says Lord Byron, “in an old account book of lish ours together.' He then begun his tale of the Vampire; Miss Milbanke's, which I kept because it contains the word and, having the whole arranged in his head, repeated to them Household,' written by her iwice on the inside blank of the a sketch of the story one evening ;-bul, from the narrative being covers; being the only two scraps I have in the world in her in proso, made but little progress in filling up his outline. The writing, except her name to the Deed of Separation.”—E.

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cient family; advantages which an extensive capa- Darvell had already travelled extensively; and to city prevented him alike from undervaluing or him I had applied for information with regard to overrating. Some peculiar circumstances in his the conduct of my intended journey. It was my private history had rendered him to me an object secret wish that he might be prevailed on to accomof attention, of interest, and even of regard, which pany me; it was also a probable hope, founded neither the reserve of his manners, nor occasional

upon the shadowy restlessness which I had observed indications of an inquietude, at times nearly ap- in him, and to which the animation which he approaching to alienation of mind, could extinguish. peared to feel on such subjects, and his apparent

I was yet young in life, which I'had begun early; indifference to all by which he was more immedia but my intimacy with him was of a recent date: ately surrounded, gave fresh strength. This wish I we had been educated at the same schools and uni- first hinted, and then expressed: his answer, though versity; but his progress through these had pre- I had partly expected it, gave me all the pleasure ceded mine, and he had been deeply initiated into of surprise-he consented; and after the requisite what is called the world, while I was yet in my no- arrangement, we commenced our voyages. After viciate. While thus engaged, I heard much both journeying through various countries of the south of his past and present life; and, although in these of Europe, our attention was turned towards the accounts there were many and irreconcileable con- East, according to our original destination; and it tradictions, I could still gather from the whole that was in my progress through those regions that the he was a being of no common order, and one who, incident occurred upon which will turn what I whatever pains he might take to avoid remark, may have to relate. would still be remarkable. I had cultivated his The constitution of Darvell, which must from acquaintance subsequently, and endeavoured to his appearance have been in early life more than obtain his friendship, but this last appeared to be usually robust, had been for some time gradually unattainable; whatever affections he might have giving way, without the intervention of any appapossessed, seemed now, some to have been exlin- rent disease: he had neither cough nor hectic, yet guished, and others to be concentred : that his feel- he became daily more enfeebled: his habits were ings were acute, I had sufficient opportunities of temperate, and he neither declined nor complained observing; for, although he could control, he could of fatigue; yet he was evidently wasting away: he not altogether disguise them; still he had a power became more and more silent and slevpless, and at of giving to one passion the appearance of another, length so seriously altered, that my alarm grew in such a manner that it was difficult to define the proportionate to what I conceived to be his danger. nature of what was working within him; and the We had determined, on our arrival at Smyrna, expressions of his features would vary so rapidly, on an excursion to the ruins of Ephesus and Sardis, though slightly, that it was useless to try to trace from which I endeavoured to dissuade him in his them to their sources. It was evident that he was present state of indisposition-but in vain: there a prey to some cureless disquiet; but whether it appeared to be an oppression on his mind, and a arose from ambition, love, remorse, grief, from one solemnity in his manner, which ill corresponded or all of these, or merely from a morbid tempera- with his eagerness to proceed on what I regarded ment akin to disease, I could not discover: there as a mere party of pleasure, little suited 10 a valewere circumstances alleged, which might have jus- tudinarian; but I opposed him no longer-and in tified the application to each of these causes; but, a few days we set off together, accompanied only as I have before said, these were so contradictory by a serrugee and a single janizary. and contradicted, that none could be fixed upon We had passed half-way towards the remains with accuracy. Where there is mystery, it is gene- of Ephesus, leaving behind us the more fertile en-' rally supposed that there must also be evil: 1 know virons of Smyrna, and were entering upon that not how this may be, but in him there certainly wild and tenantless tract, through the marshes and was the one, though I could not ascertain the ex- defiles which lead to the few huts yet lingering tent of the other-and felt loth, as far as regarded over the broken columns of Diana—the roofless himself, to believe in its existence. My advances walls of expelled Christianity, and the still more were received with sufficient coldness; but I was recent but complete desolation of abandoned young, and not easily discouraged, and at length mosques—when the sudden and rapid illness of my succeeded in obtaining, to a certain degree, that companion obliged us to halt at a Turkish cemetery, common-place intercourse and moderate confi- the turbaned tombstones of which were the sole dence of common and every-day concerns, created indication that human life had ever been a sojourand cemented by similarity of pursuit and frequency ner in this wilderness. The only caravansera we of meeting, which is called intimacy, or friendship, bad seen was left some hours behind us, not a vesaccording to the ideas of him who uses those words lige of a town or even cottage was within sight or to express them.

hope, and this “city of the dead" appeared to be

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the sole refuge for my unfortunate friend, who some Arabic characters, and presented it to me. seemed on the verge of becoming the last of its in- He proceeded : habitants.

"On the ninth day of the month, at noon preIn this situation, I looked round for a place cisely(what month you please, but this must be the where he might most conveniently repose :-con- day), you must fling this ring into the salt springs trary to the usual aspect of Mahometan burial- which run into the Bay of Eleusis : the day after, at grounds, the cypresses were in this few in number, the same hour, you must repair to the ruins of the and these thinly scattered over jls extent: the temple of Ceres, and wait one hour.” tombstones were mostly fallen, and worn with “Why ?" age:-upon one of the most considerable of these, “ You will see.” and beneath one of the most spreading trees,

Dar- “The ninth day of the month, you say ?" vell supported himself, in a half-reclining posture, “The ninth." with great difficulty. He asked for water. I had As I observed that the present was the ninth day some doubts of our being able to find any, and of the month, his countenance changed, and he prepared to go in search of it with hesitating des paused. As he sat, evidently becoming more feeble, pondency: but he desired me to remain; and turn- a stork, with a snake in her beak, perched upon ing to Suleiman, our janizary, who stood by us a tombstone near us; and, without devouring her smoking with great tranquillity, he said, “Sulei- prey, appeared to be steadfastly regarding us. I man, verbana su,” (i. e. bring some water,) and know not what impelled me to drive it away, but went on describing the spot where it was to be the altempt was useless; she made a few circles in found with great minuteness, at a small well for the air, and returned exactly to the same spot. camels, a few hundred yards to the right: the ja- Darvell pointed to it, and smiled: he spoke-1 nizary obeyed. I said to Darvell, “How did you know not whether to himself or to me--but the know this ?”—He replied, “from our situation; words were only, “'T is well!" you must perceive that this place was once inha- “What is well ? what do you mean?” bited, and could not have been so without springs: No matter : you must bury me here this evenI have also been here before."

ing, and exactly where that bird is now perched. “You have been here before!-How came you You know the rest of my injunctions." never to mention this to me? and what could you He then proceeded to give me several directions be doing in a place where no one would remain a as to the manner in which his death might be best moment longer than they could help it?"

concealed. After these were finished, he exTo this question I received no answer. In the claimed, “You perceive that bird ?” mean time Suleiman returned with the water, Certainly.": leaving the serrugee and the horses at the foun- “And the serpent writhing in her beak ?” tain. The quenching of his thirst had the ap

“Doubtless : there is nothing uncommon in it; pearance of reviving him for a moment; and I con- it is her natural prey. But it is odd that she does ceived hopes of his being able to proceed, or at not devour it.” least lo relurn, and I urged the attempt. He was He smiled in a ghastly manner, and said, faintly, silent-and appeared to be collecting his spirits “It is not yet time!" As he spoke, the stork flew for an effort to speak. He began :

away. My eyes followed it for a momentit could This is the end of my journey, and of my life; hardly be longer than ten might be counted. I felt -I came here to die : but I have a request to make, Darvell's weight, as it were, increase upon my a command—for such my last words must be. You shoulder, and turning to look upon his face, perwill observe it?”

ceived that he was dead! “Most certainly; but have better hopes."

I was shocked with the sudden certainty which “I have no hopes, nor wishes, but this—conceal could not be mistaken—his countenance in a few my death from every human being."

minutes became nearly black. Ishould have altri“ I hope there will be no occasion; that you will buled so rapid a change to poison, had I not been recover, and—”

aware that he had no opportunity of receiving it “Peace!-it must be so: promise this.” unperceived. The day was declining, the body "I do."

was rapidly altering; and nothing remained but “Swear it, by all that--" He here dictated an to fulfil his request. With the aid of Suleiman's oath of great solemnity.

ataghan and my own sabre, we scooped a shallow “There is no occasion for this, I will observe grave upon the spot which Darvell had indicated : your request; and to doubt me is__"

the earth easily gave way, having already received “It cannot be helped, you must swear.” some Mahometan tenant. We dug as deeply as

I took the oath: it appeared to relieve him. He the time permitted us, and throwing the dry earth removed a seal ring from his finger, on which were upon all that remained of the singular being so lately departed, we cut a few sods of greener turf 16. Therefore do thou make hasle (7) to come from the less withered soil around us, and laid amongst us; them upon bis sepulchre.

17. That this city of the Corinthians may remain Between astonishment and grief, I was tearless. without scandal;

18. And that the folly of these men may be made manifest by an open refutation. Fare thee well. (8)

The deacons Thereptus and Tichus (9) received TWO EPISTLES

and conveyed this Epistle to the city of the PhilipFROM THE ARMENIAN VERSION OF THE NEW pians. (10)

When Paul received the Epistle, although he TESTAMENT.

was then in chains on account of Stratonice,(11) the The Epistle of the Corinthians to St. Paul the Apostle. (1) wife of Apofolanus, (12) yet, as it were forgetting

1. STEPHEN,(2) and the elders with him, Dabnus, bis bonds, he mourned over these words, and said, Eubulus, Theophilus, and Xinon, to Paul, our fa-weeping: “It were better for me to be dead, and

with the Lord. For while I am in this body, and ther and evangelist, and faithful master in Jesus

hear the wretched words of such false doctrine, Christ, health. (3)

2. Two men have come to Corinth, Simon by behold, griefarises upon grief, and my trouble adds name, and Cleobus,(4) who vehementiy disturb the a weight to my chains; when I behold this calafaith of some with deceitful and corrupt words;

mity, and progress of the machinations of Satan,

who searcheth to do wrong." 3. Of which words thou shouldst inform thyself:

And thus, with deep affliction, Paul composed 4. For neither have we heard such words from

his reply to the Epistle.(13) thee, nor from the other apostles: 5. But we know only that what we have heard

EPISTLE OF PAUL TO THE CORINTHIANS. (14) from thee and from them, that we have keptlirmly.

6. But in this chiefly has our Lord had compas- 1. Paul, in bonds for Jesus Christ, disturbed by sion, that, whilst thou art yet with us in the flesh, so many errors, (15) to his Corinthian brethren, we are again about to hear from thee.

health. 7. Therefore do thou write to us, or come thyself 2. I nothing marvel that the preachers of evil amongst us quickly.

have made this progress. 8. We believe in the Lord, that, as it was re- 3. For because the Lord Jesus is about to fulfil vealed to Theonas, he hath delivered thee from the his coming, verily on this account do certain men hands of the unrighteous.(5)

pervert and despise his words. 9. But these are the sinful words of these impure 4. But I, verily, from the beginning, have taught men, for thus do they say and teach:

you that only which I myself received from the 10. That il behoves not to admit the Prophets.(6) former apostles, who always remained with the 11. Neither do they affirm the omnipotence of Lord Jesus Christ.

5. And I now say unto you, that the Lord Jesus 12. Neither do they affirm the resurrection of the Christ was born of the Virgin Mary, who was of the

seed of David, 13. Neither do they affirm that man was alloge- 6. According to the annuncialion of the Holy ther created by God:

Ghost, sent to her by our Father írom Heaven; 14. Neither do they affirm that Jesus Christ was 7. That Jesus might be introduced into the born in the flesh from the Virgin Mary:

world, (16) and deliver our flesh by his flesh, and 15. Neither do they affirm that the world was the that he might raise us up from the dead; work of God, but of some one of the angels.

8. As in this also he himself became the example:


flesh :

(1) Some MSS. have the title thus: Epistle of Stephen the (8) Oibers read, Fare thee well in the Lord. Eider to Paul the Apostle, from the Corinthians.

(9) Some MSS. have, The deacons Therepus and Techus. (2) In the MSS. the marginal verses published by the Whistons (10) The Whistons have, To the city of Phanicía: but in all are wanting.

the MSS. we find, To the city of the Philippians. (3) In some MSS. we find, The elders Numenus, Eubulus, (11) Others read, On account of Onotice. Theophilus, and Nomeson, to Paul their brother, health! (12) The Whislons have, of Apollophanus : but in all the MSS. I

(4) Others read, There came certain men, .... and Clobeus, we read, Apofolanus. who vehemently shake.

(15) In the lext of this Epistle there are some other variations (0) Some MSS. have, We believe in the Lord, that his pre- in the words, but the sense is the same. sence was made manifest; and by this hath the Lord delivered (14) Some MSS. bave, Paul's Epistle from prison, for the us from the hands of the unrighteous.

instruction of the Corinthians. (6) Others read, To read the Prophels.

(15) Oibers read, Disturbed by various compunclions. (7) Some MSS. have, Therefore, brother, do thou make (16) Some MSS. bave, That Jesus might comfort the world. hasie.

9. That it might be made manifest that man was yourselves far from these, and expel from amongst created by the Father,

you the doctrine of the wicked. 10. He has not remained in perdition un- 32. Because you are not the children of rebelsought; (1)

lion,(6) but the sons of the beloved church. 11. But he is sought for, that he might be revived 33. And on this account the lime of the resurrecby adoption.

tion is preached to all men. 12. For God, who is the Lord of all, the Father 34. Therefore they who affirm that there is no reof our Lord Jesus Christ, who made heaven and surrection of the flesh, they indeed shall not be earth, sent, firstly, the Prophets to the Jews; raised up to eternal life;

13. That he would absolve them from their sins, 35. But to judgment and condemnation shall the and bring them to his judgment.

unbeliever arise in the flesh; 1.1. Because he wished to save, firstly, the house 36. For to that body which denies the resurrecof Israel, he bestowed and poured forth his Spirit tion of the body, shall be denied the resurrection: upon the Prophels;

because such are found to refuse the resurrection. 15. That they should, for a long time, preach the 37. But you also, Corinthians ! have known, from worship of God, and the nativity of Christ. the seeils of wheat, and from other seeds,

16. But he who was the prince of evil, when he 38. That one grain falls(7) dry into the earth, and wished to make himself God, laid his hand upon within it first dies, them,

39. And afterwards rises again, by the will of the 17. And bound all men in sin, (2)

Lord, endued with the same body: 18. Because the judgment of the world was ap

40. Neither indeed does it arise with the same proaching

simple body, but manifold, and filled with bless19. But Almighty God, when he willed to justify, ing. was unwilling to abandon his creature;

41. But we produce the example not only from 20. But when he saw his affliction, he had com

sceds, but from the honourable bodies of men.(8) passion upon him:

42. Ye have also kuown Jonas, the son of Amit21. And at the end of a time, he sent the Holy tai. (9) Ghost into the Virgin foretold by the Prophets.

43. Because he delayed to preach to the Nine22. Who, believing readily, (3) was made worthy vites, he was swallowed up in the belly of a fish for to conceive, and bring forth our Lord Jesus Christ. three days and three nighis; 23. That from this perishable body, in which the

44. And after three days God heard his supplievil spirit was glorified, he should be cast out, and cation, and brought him out of the deep abyss; t should be made manifest

45. Neither was any part of his body corrupted; 24. That he was not God: For Jesus Christ, in his neither was his eyebrow bent down.(10) Hesh, had recalled and saved this perishable flesh,

46. And how much more for you, O men of little ind drawn it into eternal life by faith.

faith; 25. Because in his body he would prepare a pure

47. If you believe in our Lord Jesus Christ, will emple of justice for all ages;

he raise you up, even as he himself hath arisen. 26. In whom we also, when we believe, are

48. If the bones of Elisha the prophet, falling avell.

upon the dead, revived the dead, 27. Therefore know ye that these men are not

49. By how much more shall ye, who are suphe children of justice, but the children of wrath; ported by the flesh and the blood and the Spirit

28. Who turn away from themselves the com- of Christ, arise again on that day with a perfect assion of God;

body? 29. Who say that neither the heavens nor the

50. Elias the prophet, embracing the widow's orth were altogether works made by the hand of son, raised him from the dead: ne Father of all things.(4)

51. By how much more shall Jesus Christ revive 30. But these cursed men (5) have the doctrine of you, on that day, with a perfect body, even as he

himself hath arisen ? ne serpent. 31. But do ye, by the power of God, withdraw 52. But if ye receive other things vainly,(11)

1) Others read, He has not remained indifferent.
2) Some MSS. have, Laid his hand, and them and all body
und in sin.
3) Others read, Believing with a pure heart.
4) Some MSS. have, of God the Father of all things.
53) Others read, They curse themselves in this thing.
3) Others read. Children of the disobedient.

(7) Some MSS. have, That one grain falls not dry into the earth.

(8) Others read, But we have not only produced from seeds, but from the honourable body of man.

(9) Others read, The son of Emalthius.
(10) Others add, Nor did a hair of his body fall therefrom.

(11) Some MSS. bave, le shall not receive other things in hain.

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