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ut one thought, inbred with but oht feeling; fot |' minister the Götebahnbit,Tainu togara auxznovation emaze the god-like purpose of saving the lives of eight {poor ob its principles as pernicious, they may propagate their decseure individuals Christians, ineri of all conutries when ever and wherever-suffering humanity claims your aideta nished, the choice of them may be left to the readers As. Go ye and do likewise !

motor sabe suredly a country which tolerates every kind, even the most fose bus , desi THREE ARGUMENTS

14 unineasured of daily and Weekly discussion ho the thérapie IN FAVOUR OF A REPEAL OF THE TAXES ON KNOWLEDGE, pers, can have nothing to dread from the diffusion of pitt BY LORD BROUGHAM.

ticas doctrines, in a form less désultors, and more liketti Wux," aşks Lord Brougham, in his pamphlet on the make them be both well weigbed at the time, abied reserved

for repeated perusal.” education of the people, published in 1825, “Why should

ARGUMENT 3. Cheap political troubledge about # not political, as well as other works, be published in a cheap widely disseminated, because it would be fatab to Bytering form and in numbers?". We echo the question with all the and misrule: i framtidadi logo voice we can give to it--why should not political knowledge

“ To tyrants, indeed, and bad rulers, the progreso be as widely and cheaply diffused as scientific knowledge ? któwledge among the mass of mankind is's) just objects of “ Honest Althorp, tell us why?"

terror ; it is fatal to them and their designs is the home neither of them give a reason why it should not, the Lord light. But they will find it more easy to curst Chancellor gives many a good reason, in his pamphlet afore extinguish. It is spreading in spite of them, even Til the said, why it should ; and these we proceed to quote :

countries where arbitrary power deems itself whógta xwe

and in England, any attempt to check its progressive ARGUMENT 1.-Cheap political knowledge should be only bring about the sudden destruction of him, we should widely disseminated, because it would conduce to the welfare be insane enough to make it." and interests of the people :

Such are the arguments of Lord Brougham 'in "favour of "That history, the nature of the constitution, the doc

a repeal of the taxes on knowledge. We trust ubat bis

philosophy will trines of political economy, may safely be disseminated in

" Propagate its kind where'er it may": HEJ. this is shape, no man now-a-days will be hardy enough to de- and that his associates in the Ministry will not be among

Popular tracts, indeed, on the latter subject, ought to the last to derive benefit from it. be much more extensively circulated for the good of the working classes as well as of their superiors. The interests

VERSES FOR THE YOUNG.. of both are deeply concerned in sounder views being taught theny; ' I can hardly imagine, for example, a greater service

HYMN FOR THE SONS OF THE CLERGY. "Being rendered to the men, tliani expounding to them the

BY MRS. GRANT OF LAOGAN. 1 'true principles and mutual relations of population and wages ; How blest those olive plants that grow 20181. 1 and both"they and their masters will assuredly experience

Beneath the altar's sacred shade, 11 Vanit* i3* the effects of the prevailing ignorance upon such questions, as

Where streams of fresh instruction filow:

And Comfort's humble board is spread. soon as any interruption shall happen in the commercial

'Twas thus the swallow reard her

young prosperity of the country, if indeed, the present course of

Secure within the house of God, Dink : Bixws tliings, daily tending to lower' wages as well as profits, and PC Of whom the Royal: Prophet sange zo toalist us den set the two classes in opposition to each other, shall not of

+63 biten . When banish'd from that bles, abode of itself bring on a crisis. To allow, or rather to induce the

HTC 7 When, like the swallow's tender brood, people to take part in these discussions, is therefore, not

the bin They leave the kind paternal dome,
48 t'vál ll Or find in other climes a home. rot romg003 ***

On weary wing to seek their food," do Z ons merely safe, but most wholesome for the community; and yet, some points connected with them, were matter of "pretty warm Wherever the roar, pobere lat thiori rentun video be contention in the present times, but these may be freely

Whether with tranquil plenty blest, handled, it seems, with“safety indeed, unless they are so Or doomd to share the deadly strives tolia bat handled, such 'subjects cannot be discussed at all.!! aldreiv ARGUMENT 2: _Cheap political knowledge should be lit og at hand. Faith's, faig light serenely shine : 9199 speelt

forse bo v 13 Glide softly near their devious way!" wo agriv treh

Still may the streams of grace divine, tsv sprend widely disseminated, þecause it is not only safe but Bene To change their,

darkness ínto day ficial :

Still may they with fraternal love, w ein a wrukt “ It is highly useful to the community, that the true

Each other's shield and aid become ; principles of the constitution, ecclesiastical and civil, should

And while through distant realms they roveI

Remember still their childhood's home; be well understood by every man who lives under it. The

The simple life, the frugal fare, ?? Nin 1997 great interests of civil and religious liberty are '

mightily The kind parental counsels given, „promoted by such wholesome instruction ; but the good The tender love, the pinus care, Tu 10 w2cuit blo Order of society gains to the full as much by it. The peace

That early winged their hopes to heareports 1191 of the country, and the stability of the government, could

And when the evening shades declinears x 21 97

And when life's toilsome task in o'eros y apreibt not be me more effectually secured than by the universal diffu.

May they each earthly wish resign,
Bim of

have crept into the practice of the constitution, the And when the faithful shepherds view
committed in its administration, and the improve-

Each ransom'd flock around them spread,! A " ment which a change of circumstances require, even in its

How will they bless the plants that grek, co

Beneath the altar's sacred shade! principles, máy most fitly be expounided in the same man. ner. And it any than, or set of then, deny the existence of We printed both of these extračte in the house to create such abuses, see no error in the conduet of those who ad moster any one wish to know

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wobtiert sybqorų veny obirin -44 t"? So! away he goes, and we gaze after him, and admire his THE KING OF THE PEAK, A DERBYSHIRE TALE. speed and his beauty. 1 But were the hounds at his flanks

PTSKRYT Y ÁLLAY CUNNINGHAM. Horonto 19.1..1 and the bullets in his side, and the swords of the hunters teom 1. *74 bindur nisl,

bared for the brittling; ah! dame, we should change our It happened on a summer evening, when I was a boy cheer: we should think that such shapely limbs, and such that sexeral, curious, old people had seated themselves on a

stately antlers, might have reigned in wood and on hill for little somad knoll near the gate of Haddon Hall; and their

many summers. Even
we think of that stately old i

hani, talk was of the Vernons, the Cavendishes, the Manners, and lament its destruction.”

I had and many old names once renowned in Derbyshire. I 16 Dame Foljambe thinks not

t'80 'deeply on the matter,” fastened myself to the apron-string of a venerable dame, at said a rustic; « she thinks, the less the hall fire, the less is whose gindle hung a mighty iron key, which commanded the the chance of the hall being consumed; the less the com entrance of the hall; her name was Dolly Foljambe ; and pany, the longer will the old hall floor last, which she the 'oasted her descent from an ancient red-cross knight of sweeps so clean, telling so many stories of the tree that made that name; whose alabaster figure, in mail, may be found it;_that the seven Virtues in the tapestry would do well

Bákewell church.' This high origin, which, on consult- in avoiding wild company; and that the lass with the long ing family history, I find had not the concurrence of clergy, shanks, Diana, and her nymphs, will hunt more to her seemed not an idle vanity of the humble portress ; she had fancy on her dusty acre of old arras, than in the dubious the straight frame, and rigid, demure, and even warlike society of the lords and the heroes of the court gazette. case of face, which alahaster still retains of her ancestor ; Moreover, the key at her girdle the commission by which and had 'she laid herself by his side, she might have passed she is keeper of this cast-off and moth-eaten garment of the muster, with an ordinary antiquarian, for a coeval figure. noble name of Manners; and think ye that she holds that At our feet the river Wye ran winding and deep; at our power lightly, which makes her governess of ten thousand side rose the hall, huge and grey; and the rough heathy bats and owls, and gives her the awful responsibility of an hills, renowned in Druidic, and Roman, and Saxon, and Nor armoury containing almost an entire harquebuss, the reman 'story, Bounded our wish for distant prospects, and mains of a pair of boots, and the relic of a buff jerkin gave us the mansion of the Vernons for our contemplation,

What answer to this unceremonious attack on ancient clear of all meaner encumbrances of landscape.

things committed to her keeping, the portress might have “ Ah! dame Foljambe,” said an old husbandman, whose made, I had not an opportunity to learn. hair was whitened by acquaintance with seventy winters ;

“ I marvel much," said the hoary portress, at the idlo “ it's a sore and a sad sight, to look at that fair tower, and love for strange and incredible stories which possesses, as see no smoke ascending.. I remember it in a brighter day, with a demon, the peasants of this district. Not only have when many a fair face gazed out at the windows, and many they given a saint, with a shirt of hair-cloth and a scourge, a gallant form appeared at the gate. Then were the days to every cavern ; and a druid with his golden, sickle and his when the husbandman could live - could whistle as he mistletoe to every circle of shapeless, stones ; but they have sowed ; dance and sing as he reaped ; and could pay his made the Vernons, the Cavendishes, the Cockaynes, and the rent in fatted oxen to my lord, and in fatted fowls to my lady. Foljambes, erect, on every wild place, crosses or altars of Ah! dame Foljambe, we remember when men could cast

atonement for crimes which they never committed ; unless their lines in the Wye ; could feast on the red deer and the fighting ankle-deep in heathen blood, for the recovery of fallow deer, on the plover and the ptarmigan; had right of Jerusalein and the holy Sepulchre, required such outlandish the common for their flocks, of the food for their nets, and

penance. They cast, too, a supernatural light round the of the air for their harquebuss Ah! dame, old England commonest story: if you credit them, the ancient chapel is no more the old England it was, than that hall,—dark bell of Haddon, safely lodged on the floor for a century, is and silent and desolate is the proud hall that held Sir carried to the top of the turret, and, touched by some inGeorge Vernon, the King of the Peak, and his two lovely visible hand, is made to toll forth midnight notes of dolour daughters

, Margaret and Dora, Those were days, dame, and woe, when any misfortune is about to befall the noble those were days." And, as he ceased, he looked up to the family of Rutland. They tell you, too, that wailings, of no tower, with an eye of sorrow, and shook and smoothed earthly voice, are heard around the decayed towers, and along down his white hairs.

the garden terraces, on the festival night of the saint who “ I tell thee," replied the ancient portress, sorely moved presided of old over the fortunes of the name of Vernon. in mind, between present duty and service to the noble And no longer agone than yesterday, old Edgar Ferrars asowner of Haddon, and her lingering affection for the good sured me that he had nearly as good as seen the apparition old times, of which memory shapes so many paradises, “I of the King of the Peak himself, mounted on his visionary tell thee; the tower looks as high and as lordly as ever ; and steed, and, with imaginary horn, and hound, and halloo, there is something about its silent porch, and its crumbling pursuing a spectre stag over the wild chace of Haddon. turrets, which gives it a deeper hold of our affections, than Nay, so far has vulgar credulity and assurance gone, that if an hundred knights, even now came prancing forth at its the great garden entrance, called the Knight's porch, through porch, with trumpets blowing, and banners displayed.”

which Dora Vernon descended step by step among her twenty “ Ahl dame Foljambe," said the husbandman; yon deer attendant maidens, all rustling in embroidered silks, and now bounding so blithely down the old chase, with his shining and sparkling, like a winter sky, in diamonds, and horny head held high, and an eye that seems to make nought such like.costly stones to welcome her noble bridegroom, of mountain and vale; it is a fair creature. Look at him!. Lord John Manners, who came cap in hand with his comsee how he cools his feet in the Wye, surveys his shadow in pany of gallant gentlemen".

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“ Nay, now, dame, Foljambe," interrupted the husband | The great hall floor of Haddon was soon cover with she man, "all this is fine enough, and lordly! too, I'll war- produce of wood and wilddr1 Áttet op! Dis 31'st bude 724, rant; but thou must not apparel a plain old tale in the « Nor were the preparations for feasting this noble kiume embroidered gaiment of thy own, brain, nor adorn it in ing party unworthy the reputátion för solid trospitality' the previous stones of thy own fancy. Dora Vernon was which characterised the ancient King of the Peaks! Min a lovely las, and as proud as she was lovely; she bore her strels had come from dištant parts; as far even as the Scarlhead high, dame ; and well she mighat, for she was a gallant- tish Border ; bold, free-spoken, rade, tómagháiritted wet'; Knight's daughter; and lords and dukes, and what not, for the selvage of the web," says the northern proverb, ki have descended from her. But for all that, I cannot forget are the coarsest cloth: But in the tarder the skin of win that she ran away in the middle of a moonlight night, with was chiefly employed, and a thousand rarities were prepare young Lord John Manners, and no other attendant than for pleasing the eye atid appeasing the appetite. "In the kit. her own sweet self. Ay, dame, and for the diamonds, and chen, with'its huge chimneys and prodigious spits, the me what not, which thy story showers on her locks and her nial maidens were flooded nigh ankle deep it the richte's garments, she tied up, her berry, brown locks in a menial's of roasted oxen and deer ; and along the passage; come to the cap, and ran away in a mantle of Bakewell brown, three nicating with the hall of state, men tright have slide alone yards for a groata, , Ay, dame, and instead of going out because of the fat droppings of that prodigious feast, like a regularly by the door, she leaped out of the window; slider on the frozen Wye. The kitchen tables, of solid more by token she left one of her silver heeled-slippers plank, groaned and yielded beneath the roasted beletes and fastened in the grating, and the place has ever since been the spitted deer; while a stream of rich sinoke, mida sar called the Lady's Leap. And, now dame, I will tell thee slow, and savoury, sallied out at the grated windows, and the story in my own and my father's way: The last of the sailed round the mansion, like a mist exhated by the infcname of Vernon was renowned far and wide for the hospi-ence of the moon. I tell thee, dame' Poljambe, I call those tality and magnificence of his house, for the splendour. of the golden days of old England. his retinue, and more for the beauty of his daughters, “ But I wish you had seen the hall prepared for th's Margaret. and Dorothy. This is speaking in thy own man- princely feast. The floor, of hard and solid store, # ner, dame Foljambe; but truth's truth. He was much

strewn deep with rushes and fern; and there 'Ihy the came given to hunting and hawking, and jousting with lances of the chase in couples, their mouths still red frith the line either blunt or sharp; and though a harquebuss generally of stags, and panting yet from the ferrour and length op was found in the hand of the gal?ant hunters of that time, their pursuit. All the lower end of the hall, where the the grace 1560, Sir George Vernon despised that fo- floor subsided a step, was spread a 'table for the stenares reign weapon ; and well he might, for he bent the strongest and other chiefs over the menials." There såt the keepsiei! how, and shot the surest shaft, of any man in England. His the boirs, the warder of the chase, and the head moon chace-dogs, too, were all of the most expert and famous together with many others of lower dezite, but mighten kinds—his falcons had the fairest and most certain flight; among the retainers of the noble name of verno2 04: and though he had seen foreign lands, he chicly prided their heads were hung the horns of stays, the tusks of lens himself in maintaining unimpaired the old baronial gran- the skulls of the enormous bisons, and the forehear's e deur of his house, I have heard my grandsire say, how his foxes. Nor tere there wanting trophies, trhere the con "? great grandsire told him, that the like of the Kuight of had been more bloody and obstinate banners and sister Haddou, for a stately form, and a nobles, free, and natural and helmets, won in the Civil, and Scottish, and Crusa grace of manner, was not to be seen in court yr campera Не,

wars, together with many strange weapons of was hạiled, in common, tale, and in my hairlyson hrobsthi 108 défence,'borne in the Norwegian and Sixon Trust name of the King of TUE PEAK;, aud it is said, his hand side them were hung rude paintings of the most renowniec.4 soine persou and witchery of tongue chiefly prevented his these rustic heroes, all in the picturesque habiliments of mistress, good Queen Bess, from abridging, his provincial times. Horns, and harquebusses, and swords, and hours ! desiguation with the headsman's axe,

quido. ... buff coats, and caps, were thrown in negligent groups all about « It happened in the fifth year of the' reign of his young the floor, while their owners sat in expectation of an idea and sovereiga mistress, 'that a great "hunting festival' tas mediate and ample feast, which they hoped to wash desa held at Haddon, where all the beauty and high blood or with floods of that salutary beverage, the brown blood of Derbyslure assembled.' Lords of distant counties came ; for barley, to bend a bow, or brittle the deer, under the eye of Sir “ At the upper end of the ball, where the floor was de George Vernon, was an honour sought for by many. Over vated exactly as much in respect, as it was lowered in sube the chase of Haddon, over the hill of Stanton, over Bake- mission at the other, there the table for feasting the solen well-edge over Chatsworth hill and Hardwicke plain, and stood; and well was it worthy of its station. It was there beneath the 'ancient Castle of Bolsover, as far as the edge of solid plank of white sycamore, shaped from the entire skets the forest of old Sherwood, were the sounds of harquebuss of an enormous tree, and supported on squat columns of arid bowstring heard, and the cry of dogs and the cheering oak, ornamented with the arms of the Vernons, anid STOOFER of men. The brown-mouthed" and white-footed - doggy of into the stone floor, beyond albehance of being upset beskik Derbyshire were there among the foremost ; the snow-white max powers. - Benches of wood, curiously carved, and ** hoind and the toal-black, from the Scottish Border and vered, ( in times of more than ordinary ceremont/WAR bonny Westmoreland, preserved or augmented their ancient cushions of embroidered velvet; surrounded this ample table

; fame; nor were the dappled hounds of old Godfrey Fold white, in the recess behind, appeared a curivus work in ana jambe, of Bakewell Larik;" far from the throut of the reti consisting of festivals, and processions, and Bridals'cíerated deer when they turned at bayi anu gored horses and riders. from the ancient poets ;' and for the more stäld sal getur

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more devout hand had wrought some scenes from the con- ' looking round on the presence, her eyes grew brighter as troversial fathers and the monkish legends of the ancient she looked ; at least so vowed the knights, and so sang the church. The former employed the white hands of Dora minstrel. Vernon herself: while the latter were the labours of her « All the knights aróse when Dora. Vernon' appeared. sister/Margaret, who was of a serious turn, and never hap-Fill all your wine-cups knighits,' said Sir Lucas Peverel. penest-torbe so far in love as to leap from a window. . Fill them to the brim,' said Sir Henry Avenel. And“

Suppose the table filled about with the gallants of the drain them ont, were they deeper than the Wye,' said Sir chase and many fair ladies, while at the head sat the King Godfrey Gernon. To the health of the Princess of the of the Feak himself, his beard descending to his broad Peak," said Sir Ralph Cavendish. “To the health of Dora virdle, his own natural hair of dark brown-blessings on Vernon," said Sir Hugh de Wodensley beauty is above the head that keeps God's own covering on it, and scorns titles, she is the loveliest maiden á knight ever looked on, the curled inventions of man-falling in thick masses on with the sweetest name too. And yet, Sir Knight," said his brdad, manly shoulders. Nor silver, nor gold wore he; Peverel, filling his cup, "I know one who thinks so ham: the natural nobleness of his looks maintained his rank and bly of the fair name of Vernon, as to wish it charmed into pre-eminence among men; the step of Sir George Vernon that of De Wodensley.' He is not 'master of a spell so was one that many imitated, but few could attain-at once profound,' said' Avenel. "And yet he is master of his manly and graceful, I have heard it said, that he carried sword,' answered De Wodenisley, with a darkening brow: privaiely in his busom a small rosary of precious metal, in I counsel him to keep it in its sheath,' said Cavendish, whiwh his favonrite daughter Dora had entwined one of her

• lest it prove a wayward servant.' 'I will prove its service mother's tresses, The ever-bearers entered with silver on thy bosom where and when thou wilt, Lord of Chatsbasins full of water; the element came pure and returned | worth, said De Wodensley. Lord of Darley,' answered Dedi for the hands of the guests were stained with the blood Cavendish, “it is a tempting moovlight, but there is a of the chase. The attendant minstrels vowed, that no hands charm over Haddon to-night, it would be unseemly to disso shapely, nor fingers so taper, and long, and white, and pel. To-morrow, I meet Lord John Manners to try whose round, as those of the Knight of Haddon, were that day hawk has the fairer flight, and whose love the whiter hand. dil pre in water,

That can be soon seen; for who has so fair 'a hand as the There is wondrous little pleasure in describing a feast love of young Rutland ? I shall be found bý Durwoodof which we have not partaken ; so pass we on to the time Tor, when the sun is three honrs up, with my sword drawn when the fair dames retired, and the red wine in cups of there's my hand on’t, De Wodensley; and he' wrung gold, and the ale in silver flagons, shone and sparkled as

the knight's hand till the blood seemed starting

og 'from 'be. they passed from hand to lip bencath the blaze of seven

neath his finger nails. massy lamps. The knights toasted their mistresses, the re

" "By the saints, Sir Knights," said Sir Godfrey Gernon, tainers told their exploits, and the minstrels with harp and

you may as well beard one another about the love of tongue made music and song abound. The gentles struck

" some bright particular star and think to wed it,” as the their drinking vessels on the table till they rang again ; the wild wizard of Warwick snys, as quarrel about this un. menials stamped with the heels of their ponderous boots attainable love. Hearken, minstrels ; while we drain our on the solių foor; while the hounds, imagining they heard cups to this beauteous lass, sing some of you a kindly lovethe call to the chase, leaped up, and bayed in hoarse but strain, wondrously mirthful and melancholy. "Here's a cup appropriate chorus.

of Rhenish, 'and a good gold Harry in the bottom on't, for “ 'The ladies now reappeared, in the side galleries, and the minstrel 'Who "pleases me.' The minstrels taid their overlooked the scene of festivity below. The loveliest of hands on the strings, and a sound was heard like the many counties were there ; but the fairest was a young swarming of bees before summer thunder. "Sir Knight, maid of middle size, in a dress disencumbered of ornament, said one, sy wil' sing ye; Cannie Johnie Armstrong with audl possessed of one of those free and graceful forms which all the seventeen 'variations." "He was hanged for cattle may he met with in other counties, but for which our own

stealing,' answered the knight. " I'll have none of him." Derbyshire alone is famous. Those who admired the grace of her person were no less charmed with her simplicity and maben ?" said. another, with something of a tone of diffi

What say you, to pick of the Cow, pr the Harper of Loch. natural meekness of deportment. \ Nature did mach for her, and art strove in vain to rival her with others; while dence. What ! you northern knaves, can you sing. of

• Perbaps yonr health, that handmaid of beauty, supplied her eye and her nothing but thievery and jail-breaking ??

knightship,' humbly suggested a third, may have a turn cheek with the purest light and the freshest roses. Her short and rosy upper-lip was slightly curled, with as much for the supernatural, and I'm thinking the Fairy Legend of of waiden sanctity, perhaps, as pride ; her white high fore. young Tamlane is just the thing that suits your fancy.? . I kend was shaded with locks of sunny brown, while her like the naïveté of the young lady very much,'

, a gwered Inrye and dark hazel eyes beamed with free and unaffected the knight, “but the fair dames of Derbyshire prize the Modestys'. Those who observed her close, might see her charms of lovers with flesh and blood, before the gayesi eyeras she glanced about, sparkling for a moment with Elfin-knight that ever ran a course from Carlisle, to Chern. other lights, but scarce leas holy, than those of devotion and laverock. What would your worship bay to William, of, awe. Of all the knights present, it was impossible to say, Cloudesley ?' said a Cumberland miustrel, or to the Friart who inspired her with those love-fits of flushing joy and de- of Orders Grey ?? said a harper froin the halls of the lirious agitation ; each hoped himself the happy person ; Percys fix none could look on Dora Vernon without awe and, - Minstrels,' said Sir Ralph Cavendish, the invention of love. She loaned her wbite bosom, shining through the sweet and gentle pocsy is dead among you, Exery, churl veil which shuded it, near one of the minstrels harps; and in the Peak can chant us these beaưiful but commou dit.

ties. Have you nothing new for the honour of the sacred | friend ; and the friend of a Cavendish can be no mean pero calling of verse, and the beauty of Dora Vernon Fellow son; à bráver’and a better spirit'wever aspired after beauty the green mantle,' said the knight, beckoning to a young counsel ; hearken to my words. Look at the thor

moon's ha. mistral who sat with his harp held before him, and his dow on Haddon' dial; there it is beside the casement ; the face half buried in'his'inantle's fold;' come, touch your shadow falls short of twelve.

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the midnight sitings atid’sing ; t'u wager my gold-hilted sword against hour, and John Manners be found here, he shall be cast tel. that peasant feather in thy cap, that thou hast a new and a tered, neck and heel, into the deepest dungeon of Haddon. gallant strain; for-Jo have seen thee measure more than « Alt this passed not unobserved of Dora Vernon, whose once the form of fair Doral Version with a ballad-maker's fears and affections divined immediate mischief from the eye. _Sing, man, sing."

calm specch and darkened "brow of her father. ' Her heart The young minstrel, as he bowed his head to this singu, sank within her when he beckoned her to withdraw ; iħe lar mode of questy blushed from brow to bosom ; nor were followed him into the great tapestried room. My daughthe face and neck of Dora Vernon without an acknowledg- ter,-my love, Dora,' said the not idle fears of a father, ment of how deeply'she sympathized in his embarrassment. wine has done more than its usual good office with the A finer instrument, a truer hand, or a more sweet and wits of our guests to-night; they look on thee with bolder manly voice, hardly ever united to lend grace to rhyme. eyes, and speak of thee with a bolder tongue, than a father

can wish. Retire, therefore, to thy chamber. One of tby THE MINSTREL'S SONG. wisest attendants shall be thy companion.- Adieu, my love

, Last night a proud page came to me; Sir Knight, he said, I greet you free ;

till sunrise ! He kissed her white temples and white brow; The moon is up at midnight hour,

and Dora clung to his neck, and sobbed in his bosom ;All mute and lonely is the bower ;

while the secret of her heart rose near her lips. He returized To nouse the deer, my lord is gone, And his fair daughter's all alone,

to his guests, and mirth and music, and the march of the As lily fair, and as sweet to see,

wine-cup, recommenced with a vigour which promised to Arise, Sir Knight, and follow me.

paration for the late intermission. The stars stream'd out, the new-woke moon,

“ The chamber, or rather temporary prison, of Dora TIU * O'er Chatsworth hill gleam'd brightly down,

Vernon, was nigh the cross-bow room, and had a prindas out #t'u And my love's cheeks, half-seen, 'half.hid,

which looked out on the terraced garden, and the extensite * 1373 With love and joy blush'd deeply red : il ti/ Short was our time, and chaste our bliss,

chase towards the hill of Haddon. All that side of the hal ping! *"1* A whisper'd row and a gentle kiss ;

lay in deep shadow, and the moon, sunk to the tools And one of those long looks, which earth

mit of the western heath, threw a level and a farewell With all its glory is not worth. »

beam over river and tower. The young lady of Haddora mtind' The stars beam'd lovelier from the sky,

seated herself in the recessed window, and lent her ear to of bike $u- The smiling brook flow'd gentlier by ; Life, fly thou on ; I'll mind that hour

every sound, and her eye to every shadow that fitted oper ..." of sacred love in greenwood bower,

insiscan the garden and chase. Her attendant maiden. shrewd, der tury 9 Let seas between us well and sound, OD IMT 11. 1991 mure, and suspicious, of the ripe age of t o', I'I +2 Still at her name my heart shall bound ; P6 311174; ilave

Her name which like a spell Fil keep;a, prosta en merry pleasant look, which had its admirers-sat watching
To sooth me and to charm my sleep 140 VAETH every motion with the eye of an owl.

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Ost “ It was past midnight, when a foot came gliding alarg ** Fellow,' said Sir Ralph "Cavendish, thou hast not the passage, and a finger gave three slight scratches of the shamed my belief of thy skin; keep that piece of gold, and door of the chamber.

The maid went out, and a

after drink thy cup of wine in qutet,

to the health of the las. brief conference suddenly returned, red who inspired thy strain, be she lordly, or be she low. The ear to ear. Oh, my lady!" said the trusty maiden' minstrel seated himself

, and the interrupted mirth rezcom- my sweet young lady,--here's that, poor young ladha menced, which tvas not long to continue." When the min. know his name_who gaye me three yards of crimsoa ribe stre began to sing, the King of the Peak fixed his large and bon, to trim my peach-bloom mantle, last Bakewell fair searching eyes, on his person, with a scruting, from which An honester or a kinder heart never kept a promise ; and nothing could escape, and which called a fusk of apprehen- yet I may not give him the meeting. Oh, my younge sion to the face of his daughter Dora.' Something like a my sweet young lady, my beautiful young lady, could you cloưd came upon his brow at the first verse, which, darken- not stay here for half an hour by yourself?'Ere her young ing down through the second, became as dark as a Decem- mistress could answer, the notice of the lover's prescarewa ber night at the close of the third, when rising, and mution-renewed. The maiden again went-whispers were heard ing Sir Ralph Cavendish to follow, he retired into the recess and the audible salutation of lips ; she again returned toni the southern window.

resolute than ever to oblige her lover. Oh, my lads-ar keksir Knight," said the lord of Haddon, thou art the young lady; if ye ever hope to prosper in true love yourself sworn friend of John Manners, and well thou knowest

spare me but one half hour with this harusless kind what his presumption dares at, and what are the letts be He has come seven long miles to see my fait face, tween him and me.' Cavendo tutus! ponder on thy own' -and, oh, my lady, he has a handsome face of his gutt motto well.-- Lét seas between us sivell and sound :-_let Oh, never let it be said that Dora Vernon sandered from his song be prophetic, for Derbyshire,--for England has no lovers!--- but I see consent written in youi en dovely face river deep enough and broad enough to preserve him from _80 I shall run-and, oh, my fady, take care of your tim a father's sword, whose peace he' seekö to wound.** «Knight' sweet handsome’self, when your faithful Nan't away. of Haddon, said Sir Ralph, John Manners is indeed my.) the maiden retired with her lorer,

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