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up by an Ashantée damsel of sixty, The Juvenile Forget-Me-Not. whose charms would have made your ladyship jealous, and who extracted the This is quite equal to any of Mrs. ball

, put a plaster of herbs to my wound, Hall's former volumes. There is the and smuggled me down to Cape Coast

same soft-breathing affection in its Castle, where I found the report of my pages; and, what is important, the death so well authenticated, that I was challenged by an Hibernian brother of- prettily and appropriately illustrated in

principle of writing for children is very ficer for presuming to doubt it.” the several pieces. “ And were you so rash as to fight

We cannot notice all of them; but the with him?" “No, for I had not time, being anxious Dagley, and Gaspard and his Dog, by

Sun-flower, a Floral Colloquy, by Miss to embark for England, to relieve your Mrs. Hall

, are among our favourites. anxieties and to save my executors as much trouble as possible. But how is form of a Boy's Letter, which we have

There is, too, a pleasing paper in the my nephew ?' « 0, in high health and spirits, and fair authoress seenis to have forgotten

somewhat abridged; premising that the inconceivably vain of the title."

that Exeter Change was not standing “ I am sorry for that, because I have last summer, when the letter must have not quite done with it." At this moment a noise was heard in cession of William IV.

been written, from its noticing the acthe passage, occasioned by the return of the domestics, bringing with them the A LITTLE BOY'S LETTER FROM LONDON. posse comitatus and fourteen of the

By Miss Jewsbury. lady's lovers, who, taking it for granted that the ferocious ruffian would have 0 DEAR mamma, what a great, large, escaped before their arrival, valiantly wonderful place this is !-as large as a rushed to her rescue.

million villages joined all in a row !-I When, however, they heard the voice do think even our town could be set of the intruder in the parlour, it became down in one of the squares ; and if a a point of precedence among them hundred streets were swallowed up, I which should enter first : at length, a don't think the rest would miss them. clown, in the back-ground, pressing forward to get a glimpse of what was Perhaps you know that we have got going on, inadvertently applied the a new king now-he is called William stimulus of a pitchfork to the rear of the IV.-and I heard him proclaimed the man before him, who communicating at Temple Bar, where the city gates are, the impetus to the next, it passed on to and they were shut; and if the king the van, and they all blundered into the himself had been there, he could not room, where, to their utter astonish- have been let through, without knockment, they beheld the living Sir John ing and telling his name and errand; so téte à téte with his lady.

the procession did so, and then it was Doubtless, you will conclude the let through, to proclaim that the Duke baronet enacted Ulysses on the occa- of Clarence was king. I saw him yession, and drove out his rivals at point of terday in a carriage, but I did not see sword. Credit me, reader, he did no that he looked any different from what such thing : he was an old soldier, and he did last year when he passed through a man of the world, and knew better Westbury. In the procession there was than to make enemies of fourteen block- the Lord Mayor's gilt coach you heads;

so he ordered up a dozen of may tell Mary it was nothing but glass claret, and they made a night of it. and gold—and the heralds, who pro

claiined the new king, wore something The Embellishments are 50 Cuts, in- like wagoners' frocks, made of stiff cluding Vignettes, by Rowlandson.- gold cloth; and I heard “God save the They lead us into pleasant associations, King" played by fifteen trumpets altoif not themselves the immediate sources gether; and you might have walked on of mirth :-we think of his Syntax plates, the heads of the people, as old nurse and laugh again at the fat plump legs says; and when they shouted, it was and arms of his figures: the profiles too like the roaring of the sea ; have much of the sleekness and oiliness uncle says I shall go to Windsor to see of genuine humour: the rotundity of the dead king lie in state, before he is some of his fat figures is stupendous ; buried, for that is a very grand sight nay, even the dogs partake of that great too. Yesterday I saw a real live lion eat essential to mirth-fat.

his supper, and several leopards, and tigers, and panthers, and a hyena, and

and my

many other animals too; and I was a of every thing within reach. It is very little frightened just at first, for Exeter odd, but when all the other animals Change is no larger than our church, were roaring, and jangling the bars of and the cages stand all round, and don't their cages, I thought that if they had look so very strong; and when eight broken loose, should have run to the o'clock came, all the beasts began to elephants to protect me, and I think grow impatient. First there was a they would, though they were very ugly. growling among them, and then they After the animals had been fed, the perubbed themselves against the iron bars licans were let out, and they scuffled up, of the cages, and the leopards put their flap, flapping their wings, just like great paws through, but you may guess I did geese. They had each about three not offer to shake hands with the gen- dozen small fish put in a bucket of watlemen, though their skin is covered ter, and they scooped them out as fast with pretty spots, and they jump about as I could count, for their bills are half like greyhounds. The keepers were a yard long, and the bottom one that very busy dividing the meat, which was has a bag to it is just like a shrimper's legs and shins of beef, into proper parts; pet. They made every one laugh and at last they went up to the old lion, heartily. And afterwards I saw the who is always fed first-and then what snakes; they are kept in boxes, and a roaring there was !-I quite fancied wrapped up in flannel, like little babies : I was in a forest, only I felt very glad I but I am sure you will be tired, so I was not. The old lion and his wife had will tell you all about the birds and waited more patiently for their suppers monkeys another time, and about the than any other animals, but the keeper Zoological Garden, which I like better teazed the old fellow a little, just to show than Exeter Change, because the poor us what he could do; and when the bone things must be happier in fresh air, was flung into the den-for they don't though many of them were starved to feed these animals by holding their meat death last winter. And, mamma, I have to them, or they might chance to bite seen the Tower. I can't awhile tell off a finger or two just by accident, you all the history of it, but very likely well, when the bone was flung to the you know that it stands upon twelve lion-oh, mamma, I shall never forget acres of ground within the walls, and his eyes, for they flared just like two that before it was used as a prison, it lamps ! -- and he crouched down and was a palace ; and that now it is only a clutched the bone, and roared, as much curiosity, but it is very curious indeed. as to say, “take it back if you dare ;' but his face was so grand, it made me I have also heard a musical instru: tremble, though I knew I was safe-I ment; my uncle calls it the musical felt, mamma, just as I did last year mountain, but its real name is the Apolwhen I heard the thunder among the lonicon, played by a steam engine; some mountains. I shall never forget that of its sounds made me think of the roar lion; there was another, but he was of the lion, but some of its tunes were more snappish, and yet did not make very soft, softer than your piano. me tremble half so much. The leopards, My uncle has taken me to some exand tigers, and panthers, took their hibitions, but I don't understand picmeat playfully, but it was very terrible tures, though I am nine years old. I play-I should not like them to play liked Sir Thomas Lawrence's portraits with me, I know. The laughing hyena, of the kings, and generals, and people, poor old fellow !-was as tame as our for I saw them lighted up with gas, and Neptune, almost as stupid—he let the the light made the uniforins look very keeper plague him, and yet never grunted beautiful; and I thought our or grumbled; and he took his meat George IV. looked, more like a king quietly from the keeper's hand. The than all the rest of the kings, and even panthers had each -a very tough beef- emperors, that were hung up with him, steak, but they soon managed to tear it though, in one picture, he had not half to pieces, and then lay down and licked so much gold lace upon his clothes. I their lips very merrily. There were two have been to the Thames Tunnel, a elephants, not fine fellows, but very road that is being dug under the river funny ones : one was let out, and walk. Thames; and as it will be always dark ed down the hall, and rang a bell when because of being under ground, lamps he was desired, and opened his mouth, will always be lighted. It made me expecting, no doubt, that something shiver rather, just as if I was walking should be put in it; and his trunk re- into a vault; and it was strange to think minded me of a large, large leech, that a river was rolling over your head, screwing itself about, and sucking hold and ships sailing over your head, and


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steam vessels and boats, all over your head.

To share thy simple sports, thy sivloss glee,

Thy breaihless wonder, thy uufeigned delight, I have seen Saint Paul's Cathedral, As, one by one, those sun-tonched glories fee; and it is a quarter of a quarter of a mile In swift succession, from thy straining sight. long, and it was thirty-five years in building, and the hours on the great to feel a power within himself to make,

Like thee, a raiubow wheresoe'er he goes ; clock are marked in figures two feet To dream of sunshine, and like thee to wake long, and the great clock itself measures Tu brighter visious, from his charmed repose. nineteen yards round ; and from the floor up to the ball at the tip top of the Who would not give his all of worldly lore,dome, are six hundred and sixteen steps, The hard-earned fruits of many a tvil and more than enough to tire one pair of Might he but this the faded past restore,legs, I should think; and the great bell, Thy guileless thoughts and blissful ignorance that only tolls when the king and queen,

share. and a few other people, die, can be

Yet life hath bubbles too- that soothe awhile heard twenty miles off; and the whis

The sterner dreams of man's maturer years ; pering gallery brings whatever is whis- Luve-Friendship, Fortune – Fame – by turns pered on one side, close to your ear on


But inelt, 'neath Truth's Ilhuriel. touch, to the other; and when a door is shut opposite to you, it makes a noise like cannonading. And Lord Nelson lies

Thrice happy Child, a brighter lot is thine ! buried in the tomb that Cardinal Wolsey (What new illusion e'er can match the first ! ) intended for himself, and I am glad of

We weep to see each cherished hope decline ;

Thy mirth is loudest when thy bubbles burst ! it, for he deserved it much better. This we take to be a very pretty model

There are several powerfully written
of a juvenile letter, and such a letter as stories among the prose; but we cannot
many of the larger growth” would be enumerate them. Indeed, we are com-
happy enough to write. Its simplicity is pelled to break off in the midst of a
worth a volume of the idle gossip and story, and promise the conclusion in
worse spirit which men write in later No. 462 of the Mirror.

Literary Souvenir.

The forests of North America are now

unceasingly groaning beneath the axe of This volume has perhaps been the most the backwoodsman ; and it is no uncomstriking of all the Annuals. We do not mon spectacle to behold a village smiling mean to say it has been the most flourish

on the spot which a few months before ing; although we believe its success to was an almost impenetrable forest, or have equalled any of them. At all events the haunt alone of the wild beast and the Souvenir is of higher grade than some the savage. of the works that pretend to foremost “ Great changes,” exclaimed I, as I character. Our specimens are not, alighted at the door of a log building, however, of the gay caste. Much of in front of which swung a rude sign, to the poetry is good. First, there is The arrest the steps of the traveller. “A Legend of the Haunted Tree, by Mr. few years ago there was scarcely the Praed; next is Waterloo, or the French trace of a white man to be seen, where version of the battle and its results; I now behold a flourishing town, and a the Three Guests, a tale of nearly one numerous colony of inhabitants, a large hundred verses, by Mary Howitt; some tract of the forest inclosed, and corn sweet lines by T. K. Hervey ; the In- shooting up, amid the dying trunks of dian Girl's Lament; Lines on a Dead its aboriginal trees.'' Child; Encsleigh, by the author of “ Our village thrives," was the lacoDartmoor ; the Maiden's Garland; and nic remark of a tall, slender personage, a host of minor pieces. We select one who was lounging against the sign-post of the latter :

of the village inn, around which half-a

dozen idlers were assembled. TO A CHILD BLOWING BUBBLES.

“True; civilization has made rapid Ah, that I were once more a careless child.

strides, but the red men, I perceive, Coleridge. have not yet disappeared from among

you.” (Four or five Indians were lying THRice happy Babe! what golden dreams are thine,

stretched upon a bank, at a short disa As thus thou bidd'st thine air born bubbles tance from the inn door, basking in the Who would not Wisdom's chcicest gifts resign,

rays of the setting sun.) . To be, like thee," a careless child'' once more.

“ Not yet,” was the reply. “They




come into the village to sell their pel. the old Indian argue, from the same tries; but at present they are not very authority, that the fowls of the air, and well satisfied with the intercourse we the beasts of the field, were also given have had together.”

for man's use, and that he therefore “How so; do you take advantage of preserved his hunting-grounds inviolate; their ignorance of the value of their that he cultivated as much as his wants merchandise ?"

required ; and that he who does more, “ Possibly we do; but that is not brings a curse rather than a blessing their chief cause of dissatisfaction. They upon his fellows, by introducing among still prefer their council-grove and sum- them luxury and its attendant evils. mary punishment, to our court-house They also told him, that the Chrisand prison.”

tian religion confers upon its professors, “Court-house and prison! Cannot who are the immediate heirs of heaven, so small a community as this be kept to- a right to the soil, paramount to any gether without the aid of such estab- human claim. The old chiel, as he lishments ?

bowed to the decision, calmly replied, I know not; but few communities, While you, who profess superior knowhowever small, are willing to try the ledge, are taught to pursue a line of experiment. As yet our prison has had action, as perfect as can come within but one tenant, and to his fate may be the comprehension of human intellect, attributed the surly deportment of yon- wherever the Cross has appeared, inder savages. They belong to the same stead of awakening the best feelings of tribe.”

your nature, the demon of destruction I expressed a curiosity to hear the seems to have been roused within you, particulars of his story. My loquacious and death and desolation have followed. friend led the way into the tavern, where Though you tell me it is the emblem of as soon as we were seated, he commen- peace to all mankind, to us, at least, it ced his account in nearly the follow- has heretofore been the signal of war, ing words :

of exterminating and merciless war.' Tangoras was the chief of a neigh- But to proceed with my story: bouring tribe of Indians. He is now Tangoras seldom entered the viladvanced in years, but still retains much lages of the Whites, and refused to of the vigour of youth. Brave, expert make use of our manufactures. He in the chase, patient of fatigue, and be- dressed himself in skins, instead of the loved by his people, his voice is a law; blankets which his, people had adopted; for he is looked upon as the sole remain- for he said he would live as his fathers ing example of what the tribe was be- had lived, and ie as they had died. fore the Whites appeared among them. About a year ago, at the head of a

“ He seems to have beheld the pro- dozen of his tribe, he descended yonder gress of civilization with the same feel- hill by the narrow path which winils over ings, that the shipwrecked mariner it.- His followers were laden with pelwatches the approach of the wave that tries; but the old chief marched erect, is to wash him from the rock on which witle his tomax only in his hand, and his he has attained a foothold. The land of hunting-knife stuck in his girdle ; for his fathers had been wrested from him; he scorned to be a packhorse for the he defended it bravely, until resistance pale faces. was found to be fruitless; and when he “ As he entered the village, his counbecame subject to the laws of the pale tenance was stamped with more than faces, he viewed their proceedings as usual austerity. I spoke to him, but he tyrannical, and himself as little better made no reply. He refused to enter our than a slave.

cabins, and turned away from food when They told him that his condition it was proffered to him. He stretched would be ameliorated, but they would himself beneath the shade of the cypress pot suffer him to be happy in his own tree which hangs over yonder spring, way; and, unluckily for the old chief, while his followers proceeded to dispose every one has his own peculiar mode of of their merchandise. defining the term ; for, although most “ It so happened that four or five Inpeople imagine they comprehend its dians, belonging to a tribe inhabiting a meaning, it is a phrase on which scarcely tract of country somewhat lower down two persons can be found to agree. the river, were in the village at the

“When he complained of the injus- same time. They had made their sales tice done him, they urged that the and purchases, and were about to depart earth was given to man to cultivate, and as Tangoras and his people appeared. that he who refuses to fulfil the condi. They soon mingled together, and a low tion. loses his title to it. In vain did guttural conversation ensued. From the

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violence of their gesticulations, we con- to wrestle with the one without a weg-
cluded that the subject was of deep in- pon, or to hunt down the other without
terest. A tall, handsome savage of about a dog to keep him on the trail.
five-and-twenty years of age, active and “ They were no sooner out of sight
athletic, kept aloof from the crowd, and than the savages in the village started
appeared to be the subject of conversa. in pursuit of them. As they sprang
tion, from the ferocious glances cast at over the plain, they yelled and leaped
him by the tribe of Tangoras. He was like a herd of famished wolves on the
evidently uneasy, and as he slowly re- scent of their prey. It was, indeed, a
ceded, as if intending to leave the vil- wild sight to behold them rushing along
lage, he kept his dark eye lowering sus- the narrow path over the mountain.
piciously upon the crowd. He had al- “ The fugitive pursued his course
ready passed the furthermost house, and down the western declivity with in-
had drawn nigh to the spot where Tan- creased swiftness. It was the race of a
goras was reclining, too much wrapped maniac. He leaped from rock to rock
in his own reflections to attend to what at the hazard of his life, and had gained
was going forward. The sound of foot. considerably upon Tangoras, who fol.
steps awakened his attention; he slowly lowed with his eye fixed upon his vic-
turned his Herculean frame, and appear- tim, and without slackening his speed.
ing to recognise the young savage, sprang At intervals he sent forth the piercing
in an instant upon his feet. A fierce yeli war-whoop, and the fearful sound in-
succeeded, which the distant hills re- creased the speed of the-fugitive.
echoed, and the next instant we beheld “ At the base of the mountain runs a
the stranger flying like the affrighted river, deep and rapid. The fugitive
deer from the famished wolf, towards came rushing down the path with the
the mountains. Tangoras followed close ungoverned velocity of a thing inanimate.
behind. They crossed the plain with He reached the green bank of the
the rapidity of an arrow from a bow; stream, and without pausing, sprang into
and at intervals the fiend-like yell of its waves. The current bore him rapidly
the old chief startled the eagle as he en- along, and the cool water refreshed his
joyed his circling flight in the upper air. burning body. He had not swam many

" In crossing the plain, the youthful yards when Tangorus stood upon the
activity of the fugitive Indian enabled bank, and immediately with a heavy
him to exceed the speed of his pursuer, plunge dashed into the river ; he beat
but in ascending the opposite ridge, it aside the waves with his sinewy arms;
was evident that he was losing ground his head was elevated, and his broad
sensibly. A shout of triumph which chest parted the water, even as the prow
the evening breeze carried from moun- of a vessel. He glided upon the surface
tain to mountain, proclaimed that Tan- as though he had been a creature of the
goras was aware of his advantage. The element, and the small waves leaped
rest of the savages watched the chase about his brawny neck in playful wan-
with intense interest, and preserved a tonness. By this time the rest of the
dead silence.- They scarcely breathed, savages appeared on the brow of the
as they leaned forward with their eyes mountain, and they rushed down the
fixed upon the parties ascending the rugged path, like fiends at their sport,
rugged and winding path. The young leaping from crag to crag, as reckless
Indian now stood upon a bare rock on of danger as though they had been im-
the brow of the ridge. He paused for mortal. As they threw their reeking
a moment to breathe. The motion of bodies into the water, the sugitive was
his body did not escape us as he drew about ascending the bank on the oppo-
a deep inspiration. He cast a look site side. Tangoras was close behind
downwards upon his pursuer, who fol. him, for he had gained upon him con-
lowed close after him : it was but a mo- siderably in the passage of the river.
mentary glance, and the young man The race was now resumed. The fu-
disappeared on the opposite side of the gitive darted off with renewed vigour,
mountain. Tangoras sprang upon the and the old chief followed at a steady
rock, sent forth a yell, and the next pace across the verdant plain, through
moment was out of sight also. He did which the river pursues its way.
not pause to breathe, nor did he slacken

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