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“Now, sir, that's no like you," cried Andrew hastily. “ And how do you know that we are not equally en“Dinna provoke a starving man, by telling him he may eat tangled—Reckon ye for nought all our mills, machinery, if he likes, and shewing him bread and meat locked-up in goods, debts ; binding us hand and foot as firmly as the necesan iron cage far beyond his grip.—But you masters I grant sity of daily supplying the daily meal does you-character, are not without your ain share in the miseries of these capital and credit, are with us all at stake ;-ye should be times. And for what is't a' !—That the lady may have considerate in your judgments of us, Andrew.” two shawls, and the laird two coats, where their father and “ Ay that they should; and that's what I aye tell them," mother had but one that the mistress may have three sets put in Tibby.“ It would be wiser like, Andrew Howie, of china tea-tackle, where one served ber goodmother. This if you, that's a man of knowledge and experience, gave Mr. three to be bought with a prodigiously increased quantity of William a gude advice.” Tibby had unlimited faith in our labour."

the wisdom of her head. “Of my capital, or profits, Andrew.” * We shall not dispute about words, sirg—yours and mair mills, and machinery ; though we may have a spurt

“ Then I could caution you masters, sir, how yo build okrs together--and what ought to be your profits. You

of better trade shortly.” great folks, the Cotton Lords as Mr. Cobbett ca's ye, are far from free of troubles and anxieties.— And what for incur- make at least three out of every five of their boys, some

“ And try ye, Andrew, and advise your neighbours to red ? Twa or three gold seals with coats o' arms dangling at other trade than weavers, though brisk times should the gold watch, give unco little comfort, aboon the auld

come.” clumsey clicking turnip, if the chief business is to remind

“ We must have down the peck, too, sir-and that shortthe owner that the fatal hour is drawing nigh and little to nieet Maister Carrick's peremptor demand." Mr. Mathew-ly; but how are we to keep it down if ye go on at this son gave a half-smile which Andrew construed into assent Paisley shawls, and the plains of India with ginghams and

same rate,--ye may cover all the hills in America, with or perhaps approbation. " I may be speaking ower long, sir; but looking on this mull musling, and hang yarns on ilka buss o' the wilder

ness ;. but what the better would we be ?-Cheap bread it. nation as one family and fellowship, and B, the cotton self, the blessing we are all craving, will last but for a spinner or weaver, as equally the child of the commonwealth with C, ye observe, the landed man, or great far- short time, if we manage no a’ the better. If by under

selling, and over-producing, we learn the agriculturist, by mer,—the question with our rulers—or stewards rather small degress, to get six ells for his bushel instead o' three, -for the people maun rule themselves,—stewards I say what the richer, better fed I mean, will us poor operatives who fear the Lord, and understand their duty, is this be, in the long run ? Till we can make the field yield its if what C suffers or sacrifices shall not be met by more than increase as rapidly as the machine does its products, or limit an equivalent, in what B gains." —But here, when An- those products, it makes little odds whether the loaf is nodrew had almost foundered at any rate, Tibby, with woman's tact perceiving symptoms of weariness in her visiterminally a 6d. or a ls. It will still be aboon our hand.”

“ Na, Andrew Howie, ye are surely gaen clean daft broke in with “Sic a man !—bothering Mr. William wi' his B's and C's—when Andrew gets to the B's he is as There's an unco odds.”

now !" cried Tibby. “ My certes ! a sixpence or a shilling ! und as ever was Johnnie Waldie, reading the 10th of

Andrew looked from his half-closed eyelids with a sort Nehemiah-ye mind auld John Waldie, sir ? He died of pitying contempt of the weaker vessel, which was irresistonly last Michaelmas."

ible to Mr. Mathewson, low as his spirits were; laughing Andrew turned eyes of stern reproof upon his helpmate; heartily, he declared that Tibby had the best of it. who however bore his rebuke with great sang froid. “ It

Her delight was complete, and Andrew himself was much is not for the mere conveniences of life I speak,” he said, gratified when rising, the manufacturer requested his old “ but something far mair lasting and precious, lost sight fosterer to cook for him the well remembered supper of of-made shipwreck of altogether.- By-and-by we must his simple_childhood, the only dish he could now fancy for alter our Single Book, and make the answer to the question his early rural supper.

« Sowens ! Sowens !" cried Tibby, with glowing eyesWhat's the chief end of man ?'--at least of manufactur

: eh, sir! and do ye think ye could sup sovens yet I at ing man-to be" To work fourteen or fifteen hours weel ye'se no want them." Mr. Mathewson believed he was out of the twenty-four, fabricating, half the time, trash thus undegenerate -Master Manufacturer, and great Cotton worth no rational body's buying ; and half starving while Lord, as he had so long been. he is about it."

Andrew putting on his night-cap to ward off the night “There is much truth and much error in what you say, visiter to the end of the village, adding “ line upon line."

air, and still carrying his printed documents, convoyed the Anlrew," replied Mr. Mathewson. “ But how do you “That's Mathewson the great manufacturer," was whispersystem-mongers, and state-tinkers propose mending your ed among the lounging groups in the village street. “ He's condition-would ye advise a Strike."

had great losses lately they say, and is come out here to seek " Na, sir ; I'm for nae Strike -unless it were better man his health. I'll wager Andrew Howie has been gi'in him aged than ever I saw a strike yet. If the yearthen vesshel drew, beset by friends on his return, deny the honourable

a hecklin.--I see it in Andrew's eyne." Nor could An. amite itself against the vesshel of iron, where will lie the impeachment. « It will be twa days, lads, ere Mr. William, pot-sherds ? But if ye would give up underselling each say again, man and master meet on equal terms in this other, sir.”

country.” But we leave Andrew to the glory of fighting " And I may retort, if ye would give up your under his battle over again, till Tibby had three times summoned working, Andrew—and overworking, and long hours, and him to his water-gruel supper.

If any courteous reader shall imagine that in ANDREW diminish your numbers."

HOWIE, he recognizes an old acquaintance, we trust that " I showed you how it could not be, sir,--situate as we are; he will like our hero none the worso for such recollection of entangled every limb and power o' us, in that weary loom." | another honest man.


when they walk in the tiptoe style, they put me in mind of the The following extracts, from a letter written by Peter Jones, Canada. They also weir sleeves as big as bushel bags, which

little snipes that run along the shores of the lakes and rivers in whose original name was Kahkewaquonaby, a chief of the make them appear as if they had three bodies with one head. Chippeway Indians in British America, to the editor of the Yet with all their big bonnets and sleeves, the English ladies, I Christain Guardian newspaper, published in Canada, will be think, are the best of women. perused with interest and ainusement by many of our readers. They will perceive from this reverberating, echo of his senti- you to tell them that I pray for them every day, that the Great

If you should see any of my Indian brethren, I would thank ments, the estimation in which we are held by this unsophis-Spirit through Christ inay keep them in the good way. I often ticated observer of English manners and modes of life:

have longing desires to be in the midst of iny friends and bre. “ London, England, Dec. 30th, 1831. thren in Upper Canadı. We expect to leave England for Ame"My Dear BrotIER, I take up my pen for the purpose rica about the month of May next. of sending you a little paper talls, that you may know how I am, When the above letter was written, it is scarcely probable and what I have seen in this land of light. I am happy to in that Mr. Jones had any idea of its ever being returned to Engform you that my health is much improved since I wrote to you land in print, before he hade adieu to this country. It is therelast, for which I'desire to thank our Heavenly Father, from fore just to inser, that in this epistle his real and unvarnished whoin cometh every good and perfect gift. I rejoice also to sentiments are fairly expressed. At many public meetings, the state, that my soul still follows hard after the Govt Spirit, in editor has heard him with much pleasure; and perhaps few whose service I find much joy and comfort in my heart, while speakers ever excited, in a listening audience, a more intense or wandering in a foreign land, and in the midst of strangers- lively interest. The time of his departure, we apprehend, is strangers they are in one sense, but brothers and sisters in now nearly at hand; but we feel assured, that when the inter. Christ, for such they have been to me ever since I landed upon vention of the Atlantic shall separate him from our view, he their shores.

will be remembered with the utmost respect by the multitudes “ I have visited many cities and towns in this country, for whom he delighted with his talk. - Imperial Magasine. the purpose of attending missionary meetings; and I am happy

THE COMPOSITOR. to say, that all who love the Lord Jesus Christ have received Let not the compositor be confounded with the printer or me and my talk with open arms, and their hearts have been pressman. These two agents of a most marvellous art, are made very glad when they heard of the conversion of my poor separated by an immense interval in typographical importance. perishing countrymen in the woods of Canada.

The one presides over the first transformation which speech « The British and Foreigo Bible Society have printed a thou- undergoes—the other only directs the machine, which repeats sand copies of the translation of the Gospel of St. John into it in a thousand echoes. Mechanism already begins to deprive the Chippeway language, which will be forwarded to Canarla the latter of his occupation ; without his assistance the ink is early in the spring. I have made arrangements with this now spread over the types ; without his aid the paper is placed Society to proceed on in translating the Gospel of St. Luke, upon the form, slid under the press, and given forth, by the the Acts, and some of the Epistles, into the Chippeway. mute instrument, with the stamp of thought and the voice of

"I have thought you would be glad to hear my remarks, as genius. Thus the pressman finds his department invaded by a an Indian traveller, on the customs and manners of the English workman more laborious than hienself, and not, like him, subject people, and therefore send you the following brief remarks made to hunger, fatigue, and sleep. The compositor is beyond such from actual observation :- The English in general are a noble, competition ; he may defy the power of matter to supply the generous-minded people-free to act, and free to think-they place of his intellectual activity. There can exist no subtle pride themselves very much in their civil and religious privi- combination of springs and wheels to enable the fingers of an leges, in their learning, generosity, manufactures, and com antomaton to seize the characters which correspond with the merce, and they think that no other nation is equal to them in written word, and arrange them in a composing stick ; for, to respect to these things. I have found them very open and do this, the automaton must be able to read. See the composifriendly, always ready to relieve the wants of the poor and needly tor in action, his eyes fixed upon the manuscript, and scarcely when properly brought before them. No nation, I think, can paying attention to the motion of his fingers—and you readily he more fond of novelties or new things than the English are; inser, from the intelligence of his look, and the expression of his they will gaze and look upon a foreigner as if he had just drop- countenance, that in him the mind alone is at work, whilst his ped down from the moon; and I have often been amused in see- right hand, which goes from the case to the composing stick ing what a large number of people, a monkey riding upon a and back again to the case, seems but to follow the poise of his dog will collect in the streets of London, where such things bod To read well is a very important part of the composimay be seen almost every day. When my Indian name, (Kah- tor's duties, and is the more difficult, because the literati and kewaquonaby) is announced to attend any public meeting, so men of science who intrust their works to him, veglect, for the great is their curiosity, that the place is always sure to be blled: most part, to write legibly. I speak not here of those whe and it would be the same if notice was given that a man with leave to him the care of punctuation, sometimes even that of his toes in bis mouth, would address a congregation in such a correcting their violations of grammar and orthography. What place and on such a day; the place without fail would be filled services does he not render to ungraceful anthors, who repay with English hearers. They are truly industrious, and in gene- them in calumny, and impose upon him in their errata the reral very honest and upriglit in their dealinge. Their close at- sponsibility of their own blunders, which they term typographic tention to business, I'think, rather carries them too much to a cal errors, or negligence of the corrector ? If his vanity had worldly-mindedness, and hence many forget to think about their likewise the resource of errata, how many correct sentences souls and their God, and are entirely swallowed up in the cares might he not claim, substituted in the proof for the original of the world: their motto seeins to be," Money, money, get solecism? It may readily be imagined, that the compositor money-get rich and be a gentleman.' With this sentiment must come to his first apprenticeship in typography, with a mind they all fly about in every direction like a stvarm of bees in stored with all the elementary knowledge necessary for any search of that treasure which lies so near their hearts. This re- literary profession. He must be grammatically acquainted with mark refers more particularly to the men of the world, and of his own language, and, according to the kind of work he has such there are not a few. The English are very fond of good to do, must be conversant with, at least, the pomenclature of living, and many who live on roasted beef, plum-pudding, and the science treated of in the manuscript before bim. More turtle-soup, get very fat and round as a toad. Roasted beef to than one compositor, it is true, has learned whilst composing, an Englishman is as sweet as bear's meat to an old Indian hun as more than one author has done whilst writing. A printingter, and plum-pudding as a beaver's tail.

office is a school of universal knowledge; it was there Beranger " They eat four times a-day: breakfast at eight or nine in felt the first throb of poetic inspiration, and he learned orthothe morning, which consists of coffee or tea, with bread and graphy in the exercise of a calling which was the first occupabutter, and sometimes a little fried bacon, fish, or eggs; dinner tion of Franklin. Such are the general outlines of a composiat about two p. m., when every thing that is good and strong tor's life ; but in this calling, as in every other, there are exis spread before the eater, and winds up with fruit, nuts, and a ceptions and individualities. I could name the man who reads few glasses of wine; tea at six in the evening, with bread and his manuscript without understanding it, without seizing the butter, and sometimes a little sweet cakes. Supper at about idea expressed by the characters which his fingers have as. nine or ten, when the leavings of the dinner again make their sembled, like the tapestry workmen at the Gobelins, who does appearance, and upon which John Bull makes a sound, bearty not see the masterpiece he is producing. I could indicate anomeal to go to bed upon at midnight. The fashion in dress ther whom I could vouch for as prudent, economical, and of varies and changes so often that I am unable to describe it-I regular babits-he is upwards of thirty, and has a wife and will only say, that the ladies of fashion wear very curious bon. children: be is preparing to become a corrector and foremanDets, which look something like a farmer's scoop shovel; and 'Translation from the French, in the Athenæum,


a cross. There is attached to this retired spot, an oratory,

exquisitely fitted up. Here the sisterhood may indulge in THE CONVENT AT YORK.

their contemplations of the past, or breathe their hopes for Many of our fair readers are probably acquainted with the future. The writer and his friend took their leave of the fact that a Convent with a Lady Abbess, and a nume

the worthy Abbess with feelings of respect for her unafrous sisterhood of Nuns, exists in the heart of England, fected piety and politeness, and could not avoid expressing and that the conventual regulations are as strictly observed, regret that one, whose manners appeared so calculated to and the fair votaries as much secluded from the world, as

form all that was amiable in domestic life, should volunin romantic Italy—or more Catholic Spain. Near the tarily have retired from it. Micklegate Bar, in the ancient city of York, stands a large

LORD AND LADY CONYNGHAM.-Lady Conyngham, since mansion, which has for many years been occupied by those become so celebrated in England, was then in the full bloom of religious ladies. An old gentleman, a friend of the her charms. In this respect, she was entitled to a brilliant

reputation ; but, I confess, I could never adınire beauty so writer's, who had a young girl consigned to his protec- totally devoid of expression. I am not surprised at the Venus tion by her parents on the Continent, wished to place her de Medicis not returning my smile, because she is a statue, and in this establishment, and for that purpose waited upon nothing but marble ; but when I approach a beautiful woman, the Abbess, who is styled the Rev. Mother by the commu- I expect a look and expression of animated nature. This was nity.–Being a Catholic of good family, he was readily ad- not to be found in Lady Conynghain. She was very elegant, mitted, and fortunately for the curiosity of our readers, we took great care of her beauty, dressed well, and carried the care were permitted to accompany him.

of her person so far as to remain in bed the whole day until she The Superior's parlour is a handsome apartment, hung dressed to go to a ball. She was of opinion that this preserved with pictures by various foreign masters, but scarcely had the freshness of her complexion, which she said was always tre time to examine them before she made her appearance.

more brilliant when she did not rise till nine at night. She

was a beautiful idol, and nothing more. Lord Conyngham, It is impossible to convey to our readers the impression her husband, might be called ugly. The Duchess of Gordon, Fhich this elegant woman made when we first beheld her who, in her frightful language, sometimes uttered smart things, in her monastic habit; the costume was so picturesque said of Lord Conyngham, that he was like a comb, all teeth and though simple, that we could fancy ourselves removed, at back.- Memoirs of the Duchess of Abrantes, lately Publeast, three centuries back, when the cowl of the Friar and lished. the veil of the Nun were as common in merry England, as

A PERTINENT QUESTION.- A little girl, on hearing her buff and jerkin; a full flowing dress of black cloth quilted mamma say she intended changing ber dress for half-mourning, round the waist, gave an air of dignity to her person ; her replied, looking up in her face with great archness, “Pray, face was shrouded in the close white cap, which comes

dear Ma, are any of your relations half dead ?" down over the brow and is continued round the chin, some GLENCO.—Of the many romantic valleys which wind thing like that worn by widows, and over her head hung among the rugged and tempest-beaten mountains of Scotthe ample black veil of the order,-a rosary of beads and a land, there is none, excepting Coruisk in Skye, that can cross completed the picture. With the casy dignity of one vie with Glenco. Entering it from the dreary moor on who had mingled with the world, she returned our saluta- which the King's house is situated, the traveller is struck tions, and entered at once into the subject of the interview. with astonishment and awe as the great mountain masses, From my friend's letters of introduction and well-known which form the southern side, burst successively upon his connexions, little hesitation was made, terms satisfactory to view. As he advances, new objects of admiration present both parties were arranged, and in reply to some questions, themselves in the vast ravines between the huge cliff's relative to the regulations of the establishment, the Abbess down which the torrents are seen pouring with headlong invited us to visit the different schools, chapel, and build impetuosity, the varying appearance of the tremendous ings of the Convent. The first apartment into which we dark rocks rent and shattered by the convulsions of nature, were shown was the dining-room, which adjoins the and the broken and jagged summits of the mountains riskitchen, and the food is conveyed by means of the turning ing among the mists to the height of 3000 feet. The board so common in religious houses on the Continent; by northern side is less irregular, being a continuous ridge of this means all intercourse between the pupils and servants deeply fissured and broken rock, from whose chasms the is avoided. The girls are divided into four classes, each winter torrents have swept thousands of fragments, which under its superintendent; when we entered the different lie heaped at the base of the rocks, and along the sides of rooms, the nuns and children stood up to receive us, while the diminutive rills which, in summer, mark the place of some opening large folding doors at the extreme end of the impetuous streams which are collected from the rains the apartment discovered an oratory ; each room in this of winter. At the base of a lofty mountain which rises in respect being furnished alike. Amongst the number of broken precipices to a height of several thousand feet, and children presented to us, was a niece of Cardinal Weld, in the bottom of the glen is a lake of clear water; and and several Spanish girls, whose parents had been driven near it is the little green pasturage which this scene of from their own country hy the political disturbances of the sterile grandeur affords. Considered individually, this times. The chapel, to which we were next conducted, is a part, which may be called the upper valley, is inferior in building of elegant proportions, neatly fitted up for the grandeur to none in Britain. Coruisk, in the bosom of purpose of devotion. Its prevailing colours are white and the Cuillin mountains in Skye, a scene less known, gold; the altar is plain, but ornamented by a valuable because more remote, and in a very secluded situation, is painting. Here again our imaginations were powerfully the only rival of Glenco. Passing the lake in the latter, appealed to the greater part of the sisterhood were assem the traveller finds the valley continued in an easterly dibled at their devotions, and knelt in rows before the altar, rection, nearly at a right angle to the upper glen. Here as fixed and unmored as statues; amongst them was a the scenery is changed. The mountains are less majestic, and beautiful girl, of eighteen, who had just commenced her several of them are covered with verdure. Woods, corn fields noriciate; her plain white dress, contrasted with the sombre pastures, and huts are seen along the course of the wild black garb of the nuns, produced a curious effect. The stream that flows from the lake. Further on Loch Leven, Abbess informed us that the sum presented to the esta an arm of the sea, but joining to the advantage of having blishment, on a nun's taking the veil, was six hundred a direct communication with the ocean, many of the pounds, which went towards the fund for their general agreeable qualities of a fresh water lake, comes into view. support. The exercise ground, which lies at the back of Here again new scenes present themselves : villages, the establishment, adjoins the burial place; both are un- woods, and fields, the whole enlivened by the busy hands fortunately overlooked by the old city wall, and many occupied in the slate quarrics, and the appearance of a ves. Ferrons frequently assemble to watch them taking their sel or two in the loch. The latter has a very narrow out. mid-day walk. The burial ground resembles a garden | let, and the tide rushes through it with such impetuosity, more than a spot set aside for the interment of the dead; that at Ballychulish, the ferrying place, one fancies himself the graves are marked by stones--those of the superiors by on the banks of a large and rapid river.


A GOOD REASON._" What is the reason," asked a ju

nior on Circuit the other day of Charles Phillips, “ that It is with a feeling of deep awe and reverence that we, in the passing delicate, modest, and sensitive women will allow them. week, select our lesson for the young from the works of Sir Walter selves to be brought forward as evidence in actions for Scott. THE LAST JUDGMENT.

breach of promise of marriage, seduction, &c. ?" « 'Pon That day of wrath, that dreadful day,

my conscience, I can't say," said Sir Charles, “ unless they When heaven and earth shall pass away,

mean to shew how much they wish to bring their quondam What power shall be the sinner's stay?

sweethearts into Court again."
How shall he meet that dreadful day?

BENTHAM...-The Edinburgh Revier, talking of Ben-
When, shrivelling like a parched scroll,
The flaming heavens together roll;

tham and the parties of fatterers and detractors which he When louder yet, and yet more dread,

had during his life time, says." He will now have judges Swells the high trump that wakes the dead !

--posterity will pronounce its calm and impartial deci. Oh! on that day, that wrathful day,

sion ; and that decision will, we firmly believe, place in When man to judgment wakes from clay,

the same rank with Galileo and Locke, the man who had Be God the trembling sinner's stay,

found jurisprudence a gibberish, and left it a science." Though heaven and earth shall pass away.

FALL OF THE WIGS...-It is a curious fact, that, ex. TIME.

cept York and Canterbury, not one of the Bishops at pre“Why sitt'st thou by that ruin'd hall, Thou aged carle so stern and grey ?

sent wears a wig_all walk about incog. Ravenscroft, of Dost thou its former pride recall,

Lincoln's Inn, London, the principal wig-maker, said the Or ponder how it passed away ?"

other day, that he had lost half his business, he having “ Know'st th not me!" the deep voice cried;

hitherto made wigs for all the Bishops. Poor Ravenscroft So long enjoyed, so oft misused

is, of course, a Tory, and may be excused, for, unlike some Alternate, in thy fickle pride,

other barbers, he honestly confesses his motives, and very Desired, neglected, and accused ?

naturally hates a Wig Reform “ Before my breath, like blazing flax,

STORY TOLD BY LUTHER.-A monk who had introduced Man and his marvels pass away;

himself to the bedside of a dying Nobleman, who was at that And changing empires wane and wax,

time in a state of insensibility, continued crying out, " My Are founded, flourish, and decay.

Loril, will you make the grant of such and such a thing to our « Redeem mine hours—the space is brief

inonastery ?" The sick man, unable to speak, nadded his head. While in my glass the sand-grains shiver,

The monk turned round to the son, “ You see, Sir, that my And measureless thy joy or grief,

Lord your father gives his consent to my request." The son When Tims and thou shalt part for ever!"

immediately exclaimed, " Father, is it your will that I should

kick this monk down stairs ?" The usual pod was given. The SCRAPS.

young man immediately rewarded the assiduities of the monk Original and Selected.

by sending him with great precipitation out of the house.

M. de Lennox of Paris, who failed in a former'attempt to inPOLITICAL CONTEMPT.-Or in other words, political flate a colossal balloon in the form of a whale, succeeded lately ridicule, is a compensation which the powerful leave to the in illing one of somewhat smaller dimensions, and ascended, weak. It is like the wooden sword of harlequin-used accompanied by Mad. de Lennox and M. Berrier, a physician. with vigour and wielded with force ; but the blows make a They were furnished with oars of a peculiar construction, with great noise and do little injury ; he upon whom they fall, a view of making an experiment as to the possibility of direct. is scarcely aware that he is struck.

ing the balloon in its couise through the air. The ascent was DILATORY AND OVER CAREFUI. PEOPLE. It is less in at first made with difficulty, but after some of the ballist was business to be too full of respects, or to be too curious in thrown out it became more rapid and gained a very high elevde observing times and opportunities. Solomon saith, “He

tion, passing over Paris in a southern direction. that considereth the wind shall not sow, and he that looketh to the clouds shall not reap.” A wise man will make is published in MONTHLY Parts, which, stitched in a neat cover,

Besides appearing in WEEKLY NUMBERS, the SCHOOLMASTER more opportunities than he finds. Men's behaviour should

will contain as much letter-press, of good execution, as any of the large be like their apparel ; not too sti ait or point device, but free Monthly Periodicals: A Table of Contents will be given at the erd of for exercise or motion.

the year ; when, at the weekly cost of three-halfpence, a handsome CHOLERA.—Bassora, which is situated at the Persian volume of 832 pages, super-royal size, may be bound up, contain ing Gulf, on the River Uphrates, and contains about 60,000 in- much matter worthy of preservation. habitants, is the great market for Asiatic produce destined Part I. for August, containing the first four Numbers, with JOHNfor the Ottoman empire. The cholera lasted fourteen days STONE'S MONTHLY REGISTER, may now be had of the Book in this city, in which time it carried off from 15,000 to sellers, and dealers in cheap Periodicals. 18,000 persons, or nearly one-fourth of the inhabitants.

TO CORRESPONDENTS. From Bassora it was carried by the boats navigating the

We have received several communications which will be attended to Tigris, as far as Bagdad, and there it destroyed one-third of the population.

CONTENTS OF NO. VIll. A pilgrim, says the fable, met the plague going into

HOLYDAY RAMBIES ROUND EDINBURCH. No. III.-Crichton Castle - The Vale of Borthwick-by the Railway..

13 Smyrna. What are you going for ?- To kill three thou.

Presbyterian Notion of a Bishop... sand people answered the plague. Some time after thoy On the Moral Training of Children..................... met again. But you killed thirty thousand says the pil. EMIGRATION_United States; Canada.. grim. No ! answered the plague, I killed three thousand MEDICAL SELECTIONS.—Effects of Different Professions and Trades -it was fear killed the rest.

on Health-Contagious and Epidemic Diseases..


ELEMENTS OF THOUGHT.-Distinction of Classes injurious to Virtue

-The Moral Sense-Strength of Mind-Testimony of Housseau to The salary of the Chancellor, as fixed by Henry I., amount the Divine Perfection of the Character of the Saviour..........119 ed to 5s. per diem, and a livery of provisions.- Mirror. USEFUL NOTICES.-Steam Carriages, &c........

EXTRAORDINARY SEDUCTION.-- The Morning Post of Song of the Rhenish Provinces....... Friday contains the following extraordinary piece of intel. Tue STORY TELLER.–Andrew Howie, a Man of the West......21 ligence: “ The Duchess of Kent, with her suite, were se

Peter Jones' Opinion of English Manners ; 'l he Compositor......126

COLUMN FOR LADIES. - The Convent at York; Glenco, &c.......127 duced to remain a whole day at Llangollen, in consequence

COLUMN EOR THE YOUNG,-Last Judgment; Time............... 128 of George Robins's sale of Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss

SCRAPs.-Political Contempt; Cholera, &c.......

...138 Ponsonby being in progress." (Any stranger to the circumstances would naturally infer that her Royal Highness felt EDINBURGH: Printed by and for JouN JOHNSTONE, 19, Sc. James's a desire to purchase one or both of the above-mentioned Square.- Published by John ANDERSON, Jun., Bookseller, 55, North ladies, and that George Robins was commissioned to knock

Bridge Street, Edinburgh ; by Jous Macreon, and ATKINAON & Co.,

Book sellers, Glasgow i au sold by all Bookscliers and Venden a them down instead of their collection of curiosities.)

Cheap l'eriodicals.

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tongues and tribes of Europe at once understood DEATH OF SIR WALTER SCOTT.

his broadest Scotch, because it spoke of things

which were common to all, long before the confuSIB WALTER Scott died at Abbotsford, on the

sion of Babel. His life, like his character, was

simple and open ; and, until it shall be written by afternoon of Friday the 21st curts, about half-past one

one of three persons whom we shall name, there o'clock. No form of words could express our deep is little can be known which curiosity or imperand emphatic sense of the event we are called upon tinence has not dragged to light a thousand times to announce and we employ the simplest. It was the

already. These three gentlemen are, Sir WALTER'S will of God that the spark of the Divine Essence WILLIAM LAIDLAW, his intimate friend from be

son-in-law, Mr LOCKHART; his Secretary, Mr should return whence it had emanated, and a pain fore the time that his genius dawned upon the ful preparation had taught us all to acquiesce. We world till his eyes were closed; and Mr James do not lament SIR WALTER Scott's decease. The

BALLANTYNE, also his friend from schoolboy days,

and his literary associate through life. We can reGREAT--the Goon—the GIFTED, is taken from us

ceive no acceptable life of the author of the Waveronly when it was no longer desirable that the ruined

ley novels save from one or all of these gentlemen ; clayey tenement should imprison its immortal tenant. until some master-mind shall arise, who, command.

We forbear dwelling upon the few trifling details that ing all the lesser lights which they shall bring to have reached us.—The event itself comprehends all.

bear on one point, may, in the memoirs of Sir Amidst the homage and regret of millions he passes

WALTER Scott, embody the Philosophy of Humani..

ty, and the spirit of our own national history, with from our Earth who never had an enemy on its sur. that finer spirit, expansive as Life, and enduring as face. No death that can befal, not in our country

Time, which pervades all that he has written. If alone, but in the whole civilized world, could be so

he has left memoirs of himself, that will be better

than all. Dreading, therefore, the tattle, gossip, universally felt. Kings may bow their heads, and

indelicacy, and obtrusiveness ready to be poured Mighty men pass away unregarded, if not unnoticed ; forth on this subject, and disliking all needless exbut the death of Sir WALTER Scott comes strongly

hibition, even though made in an affectionate and home to the sympathies of every human being that

reverential spirit, we shall not follow the example ever heard of his name, and understood but the least

we deprecate, either in personal anecdote, in su.

perficial criticism, or hackneyed laudation of works part of what that immortal name signified. Such are so universally familiarized, so deeply sunk and fastthe claims and the triumphs of Genius, when united as

rooted in the hearts of all readers. We propose a in his instance, with the finest spirit of humanity that

different task, which, however ill it may be perever attempered buman clay, and made goodness visible,

formed, has at least the merit of honest purpose.

Convinced that in heart and mind, in principle

and affection, and (with a few incidental and casual ON THE POLITICAL TENDENCY OF aberrations into which he was hurried or betrayed) SIR WALTER SCOTT'S WRITINGS.

in conduct also, this illustrious person belonged to

no state party, we would fain redeem his venerIn this brief notice, we neither intend to write able and beloved name from the political party the history, nor criticise the works of Sir WALTER which claims it—and sound to a Crusade which Scort; neither to indulge in laudation nor gossip. should conquer his tomb from the infidels." His works are in every man's hands; and if ever If SHAKSPEARE deserve the epithet of the myriadthere was an author who needed no commentator, minded, to Sir Walter Scort belongs that of the sno dragoman to interpret between-him and the hu- myriad-hearted; and, with this large natural charman heart, it is the author of Waverley. All the ter, it will not be difficult to shew that he essentially

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