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« Now Heaven look down on my poor houseless family beside which she sat, the form of Hayes' mother, wrap: 13 to-night," said Hayes, “and grant that the fury of those her cloak, rocking to and fro, as she watched over her litorange thieves may end with our poor cabin; but come, tle grandson, who quietly slept in her arms. Her son ar let's row for life, Misther Lambert, till I lave you safe on proached her, and tapping her on the shoulder, asked : the island, and come back to see what is become of them." in a voice choked with grief and apprehension W.

“ In the depth of your affliction, my poor fellow," said is Anty." Lambert, “ you still think of my safety. But I must be The old woman raised her head, and gazing on him in silent, for the arin that would avenge your wrongs is now some minutes, exclaimed, “ is it you, my son ; or has the powerless."

terrible night turned my head : do I dhrame?" Without saying more, they rowed briskly towards the “ No, mother, you do not dhrame,” replied Hayes, 13 island. Already they were nearly under the shadow of the myself that's in it; but where is she ?". steep and rugged cliffs with which it is in a manner embat “ She is safe and well : but what brings you to this d tled. Hayes stopped the strokes of his oar, and touching mal spot, when I thought you safe at sea ?" the arm of Lambert, pointed in the direction of the island, “ Anty is safe and well, you say: no matter then aber asking him if he saw anything? Lambert cast a piercing me. But where is she? Why does she lave you bem look through the gloom : then hastily exclaimed—“Your alone ?” eyes have not deceived you, Hayes : that is a Revenue Cut. “ She's gone to the big house, to see what they are con ter you see yonder; she is cruizing round the island to to do wid the poor masther.” approach nearer to it would be certain destruction to us; “ With my father! They are going to murder hin, we must make to shore again. Hunted by sea and land then ?" cried Mary, who had come near enough to hear wts. 'tis too much! But courage! we have weathered a worse the old woman said. “The stranger flies to him, and storm before now. Why do you tremble so, Mary, my am lingering here." So saying, she disengaged herself from love ? Cheer up; this is only a retreat from danger If the arm of Lambert-darted off with the speed of lightuias. you knew all I have braved and overcome, you would not and, regardless of every obstacle that impedeil her cos, tear for me now." But Mary, unable to reply, covered in a few moments stood in the light of her burning dwel. her face with her hands, and letting her head sink on her ling, before which she saw her father placed on his knas bosom, abandoned herself to the gloomy reflections the as if ready for execution, surrounded by a circle of men, events of the evening inspired. She was roused from this whose fierce and savage looks, strongly marked by the reverie by the sudden starting of Lambert. Nervously red beams of the conflagration, formed a striking contrat alive to every sound and motion, she immediately raised to the pale, mild, and resigned countenance of their riatic her head, and looking towards the land, she beheld the sky She rushed forward towards the place where he kull reddened with the flames that ascended in huge volumes Those about him involuntarily made way for her, and in from the roof of her father's house. Shrieking wildly, moment she was clasped in bis arms, where she remained she started from her seat, and in the frenzy of the mo. until the heroes, who had been surprised by her sudden sp ment would have plunged into the sea, if she had not pearance, and awed by the energy of her manner, recover been restrained by Lambert. He attempted to calm her, themselves, and found tongue to address her. but all his efforts to that effect were vain !_“ Bring me to “ Come, tell us, my bird,” said one tall, gaunt ruñas, my father, bring me to my father-living or dead, let me whose fiendish grim seemed to mock all her feelings and af see him again;" were the only answers she returned to his fections, “ where have you been fying at this laté hours soothing. As they approached the shore, he rainly implor- what news have you brought from the hills and groves? ed her to remain with him, and not attempt landing until Eh, Ganly, my boy, don't you think the buck of the parist Hayes should go and seek some intelligence of her father's may be caught afore mornin yet? Come, my pet," he cussituation. She would not hear him, but as soon as the tinued, laying his hand rudely on the shoulder of Mary, boat was moored, tore herself from his arms and jumped “tell ns, as you love your father, where you have been on shore. Lambert, when he could not restrain her, follow takin your evening's walk, and who was your company** ed; and addressed her once more in a subdued though de Mary shook off the ruffian's hand, and slowly rising, termined tone, besought her, if she had still any regard for placed herself by her father, whose feeble hand, as if it couli his life, to be calm-for if I cannot, he said, prevent you still protect her, she firmly grasped. The fever of her nind from rushing on destruction, I will at least follow you was now gone, and she clearly saw the dangers that threat. wherever you go.

ened her on all sides. The fire that so lately sparkled in “ This is cruel, Lambert,” said Mary, bursting into tears, her eyes, was quenched, and the flush of her cheek had given « do you think I wish to lead you to death ?-Leave me 1 place to the ashy hue of death. Yet, weak girl as she was beseech you ; I am now calm ; my brain no longer burns ; a close observer might have discovered resolution on her I shall go quietly to seek my father—but go I will, if I raised brow, and something of defiance in her compressed were even surrounded by the fiends themselves."

lips. “ An if there are worse than fiends," said Hayes, “ the Lord “ Now to business, boys," says the wretch who had just have mercy on us-amen. But come, Miss Mary, jewel, addressed her ; " I knew i'd bring her to kindness. Put don't be so hasty ; listen to reason, and be guided by those the questions to her: I knew she'd be a good girl, and sava that loves yon. Look at me that have cause to run mad! her father.” where is she thit was the light of my heart-my own Here Ganly, the sworn enemy of Lambert Barry, the Anty? where is my poor grey-haired mother-and where most important personage of the body, and the prime mover the child that used to run and welcome me at the cabin of the present expedition, now came forward, and took the door? All on the wide world this night; and yet ye see examination of Mary on himself. I'm sayin nothin, though the heart within me is goin to “ Miss Redmond," said the villain, in a civil tone, "it shivers. Come, then, he continued, let us leave this wild grieves me much that my duty has obliged me to come to strand for the shelter of a hedge, and then we'll see what's your father's house in this manner : but positive ingraa. to be done. Stay abit-like enough all is quiet about the tions have been given to us, that Lambert Barry w23 (0 walls of the poor cabin now, for there's no inore to be done cealed here. We have come in search of him, with dirtheir; it is the safest place we can go to for a while.” As tions to spare no one who would screen him from justion the way that led to this now desolate spot, was the direct Your father must know something of him, but will tell us path to the house of R-, Mary offered no opposition to nothing ; so we must obey our orders if you do not be more Hayes' proposal, and they all proceeded towards it in si- wise, and speak the truth." lence. On entering the little yard before it, they were “ You wrong my father," said Mary; « wrong bim 108 startled by the glare of some burning brands that were cruelly. 'I swear to you he has never seen or heard heaped together at little distance from the black and smoul. from Mr. Barry since the fatal day he first left his home." deving ruius of the calvin; but their fears were quickly re 6 Will you swear the same for yourself?" moved, when they distinguished, by tlic red light of the fire “ No; I have seen him."

"Where is he now?"

She described to Lambert the manner in whichi Mary had " Far beyond your reach. He has left this country for thrown herself into the arms of her; father ; expressed a

hope that she would be able to save his life; and advised " When did he leave it."

him to quit the place without delay, as it was for him, “ This very evening. Your shouts, as you surrounded to use her own expression, “ they were roaring like lions." is place, were the last sounds he heard as he left the Lambert listened to her account, and resolved not to ore."

leave the place, come what might. He had even the inten“ And where is he bound for?"

tion of surrendering himself, in hopes his doing so might “ The first land to which the winds and waves may appease their fury. Partly with this intention, after chargirry him.”

ing Hayes to remain with his wife and mother until he “ The revenue cutter, my lads,” roared out one of the should return, he approached the house of R-, screening irty; “ do you forget she's on the look out ? Her men himself from observation behind a thick hedge. He stopon't sleep on her decks: I'll go bail they will save the ped at a point near enough to hear distinctly the different entleman from the dangers of a long voyage in an open sonnds that proceeded from it. Whilst stationed here, depat.”

liberating on what step he had better take, the shriek of Ganly heeded not the fellow that had thus interrupted his Mary pierced through his brain, and without farther concamination. He only thought the escape of Lambert sideration he rushed to her side. om his grasp ; for there was something in the manner in His enemies soon lost every feeling of remorse and hich Mary had given her testimony, that placed it beyond shame in the triumph of seeing him thus in their power. Il doubt. He remained for a time silent, as if weighing They gathered round him, as if they feared he would sink ne various circumstances of the case : while the paleness of through the earth, and again elude their grasp ; and regardis usually unchanging countenance--the quiver of his less of the sad office in which he was engaged, after a short p, and more than all, the fierce expression of his eyes, too space of time they loudly called on him to surrender. Withlainly showed the disappointment and rage that were out deigning to answer this summons, he rose, and drew a vorking at his heart.

pistol from his breast, then waved his hand for silence, that This short pause was interrupted by the oaths and voci. he might name the conditions on which he would become erations of some of the lowest of the loyal body, who, after their prisioner. aving secured to themselves a handsome sbare of plunder, At this critical moment, one of the magistrates of the ad been trying the quality of some liquors they had re- neighbourhood entered the yard, followed by a company of cned from the flames. One of these fellows now reeled regular soldiers, with their captain at their head. Mr. orward towards the place where his superiors seemed to be was a man of justice and humanity. He had always Lssembled in councill “ How now, my masthers," shouted felt the most friendly regard for the family of Rand e, “ant the business over yet? D'ye want a hand ? Clear was resolved, should the furious spirit of the times be turnhe way, then, and I'll soon send his Papish sowl aflight;" | ed against them, to do all in his power to protect them. and as he spoke, the miscreant actually levelled his mus. It was late in the evening when Sinith, friend of Lamset, with the intention of firing on the old man, who was bert Barry, who so often warned him of his danger, gave till kneeling, but was prevented by one of his companions, notice to Mr. L-that part of his troop had sallied out vbo saw the shot might have taken down one of his brethren to search the premises of Mr. Redmond for the rebel Barry, nstead of the poor Papist, so incapable was the fellow of who, they asserted, was concealed somewhere about them. seeing what he was doing.

Mr. L well knowing the worthies that were abroad Mary when she saw the movements of this fellow, and and fearing the result of their visit to his friend, hastened heard his language, uttered a piercing shriek, and threw to procure a body of soldiers, without whose aid he knew herself before her father, who fell forward. She stooped all his efforts to restrain them would have been unavailing, to support him, and sunk to the ground under his weight; and follow them without delay. Unfortunately, he had hut recovering herself in an instant, she raised his head, found some difficulty in getting out the soldiers, so that placed it on her knee, and wiped the cold dew from his before he was able to reach the destruction was brow. The spasm that had convulsed his features passed nearly complete. When he saw that he was too late, and a way; he seemed to revive; his lips moved, as if he wished beheld the scene of ruin that presented itself, he groaned, to speak; his eyes opened, and fixed with an intense gaze and wrung his hands in a paroxysm of rage and grief, iu on bis beloved child-then closed for ever! The tumultu- which Captain Waller, the officer that accompanied bim, ous agitations of that night had been too inuch for. his so sincerely sympathized, that he cursed in his heart the broken spirit and en feebled frame.

laws that restrained him from ordering his men to gre on Those around him—the very men that caused his death, the perpetrators of such crimes. vere shocked by the manner of it. Had he fallen by their Mr. L- ordered the heroes of the night, in a voice hands, all feeling of remorse or pity would have been lost that made them quail, to stand aside, as he approached the in the excitement which the shedding of blood produces on body of his deceased friend, over which he bent, without such ferocious spirits. But expiring as he did, in the arms being able to utter a single word; but taking the hand of of his child, awakened all that was human in their nature, Mary, he wept plentifully. After having thus testified his as they stood gazing on the sad spectacle.

sincere sympathy in the poor girl's misfortunes, he expressTheir attention, however, was soon engaged by another ed, in the liveliest manner, his regret for what had befallen object. It was Lambert Barry, who rushed forward, with her, and assured her he would do all in his power to protect out seeming to notice them, and Aung himself on his knees her property, and provide for her future safety. Then beside the body of his old friend, grasped his cold hand, turning to Lambert, who, on seeing Mary uuder safe and and endeavoured to sooth the agonized feelings of Mary, honourable protection, patiently awaited his fate. He told with that tone of sincere sympathy and affection, that reaches him, in a severe tone, he was their prisoner. “Unfortu. the heart in the lowest depths of misery to which it may nate young man," he added, “ what brought you here?" be sunk,

“My cry,” replied Mary, with energy, roused by the danThe state of Lambert's feelings from the moment Mary ger of Lambert ; « he came here to throw himself between left him could not be well conceived. His first impulse me and those murderers, to die for me. Save him, kind was to follow her, but a moment's reflection showed him Mr. L-i as there is mercy in your heart, spare him.” the madness of such a proceeding. It could only aggra “ Be calm, my poor girl," said Mr. L-; he must vate the horrors of her situation.

now submit to the law. But he shall have justice, and While he was yet undecided as to what course he ought mercy, too, if it can be obtained. I know the honour and to pursue, Anty Hayes, who had followed the geomen up humanity of Captain Waller, the gentleman in whose to the house of R-- to watch their proceedings there, charge I now place him; and I think I can answer for seeing Mary arrive, knew her husband must be nigh, came to him exercising his interest and influence in his favour, as where she had left his mother, guessing he might be there. it may be consistent with his duty.”

SOLDIERS.

After leaving some soldiers with Mr. L- to protect

DR. PRIESTLEY'S OPIsION OF HIGH LIFE the property that had escaped the flames, Captain Waller put himself at the head of the remainder of his men, and

REFLECTING on the time that I spent with Lord Skelbar marched off with his prisoner ; while the yeomen slunk being as a guest in the family, I can truly say, that I . away, cursing Mr. L- in their heart, and vowing to not at all fascinated with that mode of life. Instead denonnce him as a rebel.

looking back upon it with regret, one of the greates: The neighbours of R- seeing the yeomen dispersed, jects of my present thankfulness is the change of tha: flocked to unite their efforts to those of Mr L—to console poor Mary, and render her all the offices of friendship tuation for the one in which I am now placed; and and kindness in their power to bestow.

was far from being uuhappy there, much less 80 than ! Lambert Barry, immediately after being lodged in the who are born to such a state, and pass all their lives iz jail of Wexford, was seized with a violent fever, chiefly These are generally unhappy from the want of neers brought on by the toil and agitation he had suffered ; this employment ; on which account chiefly there appears circumstance operated greatly in his favour, as it gave time to his friends to examine his case, and use their inter much more happiness in the middle classes of life who : est in his behalf. Several respectable Protestants came above the fear of want, and yet have a sufficient natin forward on his trial, who all bore the most honourable a constant exertion of their faculties ; and who hare zix** testimony to his forbearance and humanity, whilst leading some other object besides amusement. the rebels; and the number of families he had saved from their fury. In consideration of his clemency he was par- not only most virtue, and most happiness, but even

I used to make no scruple of maintaining, that tæer doned, on condition of leaving the country for ever. Lambert did not go alone into exile; his betrothed bride

true politeness in the middle classes of life. For in pror" became his wife-sold out her property, and accompanied

tion as men pass more of their time in the society of *** him to America : where they became prosperous settlers; equals, they get a better established habit of governing and never forgot the pleasant fields of barony Forth ; nor tempers;

they attend more to the feelings of others

, ass's ever ceased to execrate the system of tyranny and misrule, the other hand, the passions of persons in higher life, nara

more disposed to accommodate themselves to their that had driven them from the scenes of their youth, to been less controlled, are more apt to be inflamed; the seek an asylum in a foreign land.

of their rank and superiority to others seldom quitation and though they are in the habit of concealing their fee! :

and disguising their passions, it is not always so well de MEHEMET ALI, the Regenerator of Egypt, is said to be but that persons of ordinary discernment may perceive 5* one of the most enlightened princes of the age, and the most they inwardly suffer. On this account they are malls able and beloved of military leaders, adored by the troops, titled to compassion, it being the almost unavoidable : * and so forth. The truth is

, all military service is nearly sequence of their education and mode of life. But when alike, and few men, who could avoid it, would ever volun

mind is not hurt in such a situation, when a person "

to affluence can lose sight of himself, and truly feci 2341 tarily enter any army. If it were otherwise, even in the for others, the character is so godlike, as shews that well-paid British service, then are the Sergeant Kites exag- inequality of condition is not without its use. Like : gerated characters. Although they were, it cannot be denied general discipline of life, it is for the present lost on t'i that when men are balloted for the militia, the easiest of great mass, but on a few it produces what no other state

things could do. all military service, every pretext is employed to avoid going out. Human vanity is completely subdued ; and men

AN EFFECT OF POVERTY. proclaim aloud their physical infirmities and defects, and

AMONGST the poor, refined love can scarcely exist as a put in pleas of exemption, on the score of deafness, short. the passion inust become a mere sensual impulse, in the sight, a squint, or'a halt, that would never otherwise have cases scarcely more delicate than that of the lower anima been heard of. The conqueror of the Turks has not been in some instances more disgusting, as those who 17 v able to conquer this disinclination among his subjects ; and quainted with the manufacturing towns, where hai the following extract from one of his general orders shews There is perhaps scareely anything which has so far. as the exact nature of the war, and the character of Ali, tendency to refine the tastes of human beings, as the che that modern specimen of a Prince who has so far outstrip- city for love. In proportion as people recede from t* ped his country and his age :

they become savages, for love is known to exist in the mal "With respect to the men whom we take for the serrice perfect state, in countries of the highest civilization ; ! of our victorious war department, some draw their teeth, therefore, be a duty incumbent on all good and vix

real civilization, not her bastard sister, luxury. It some blind themselves, and others main theinselves on their vernments, to promote such physical arrangements way to us. Send, then, before an hour elapses, all the men wanting, provided they be able-bodied and healthy, and

the people, as might beget a taste for refinement. Al when thou dost expedite them, let each know that he must

sent there is no hope.-Junius Redivivus. not maim himself, because I will take from the family of Junius REDIVIVUS should have limited his firma." every such offender, men in his place, and he who h28 to the manufacturing poor.

Does he know anything maimed himself shall be sent to the galleys all his life."

the authorship of the older Scoteh ballads? Has been Here is a Prince for you!

heard of the songs of the poor peasant, Burns; or of the stra MILKING.-My father had a cow which could draw her

berd, Hogg; or the stone-mason, Allan Cunninghas. own milk. She was no doubt delighted with the favour thousand nameless writers of love verses which 3 of it, for she practised the sucking of herself every day. existing among the very poorest labourers and contes She grew quite plump, and was a subject of wonder at the mechanics ? Has he never read the poem containks z l'** small quantity of milk she yielded, and at her sleek ap- lines: pearance. She was detected one day in the very act, after which a wood collar was suspended round her neck, which

“If Heaven a draught of heavenly pleanure apart

One cordial in this melancholy vale" prevented her continuing it. She afterwards gave more milk, but decreased in fatness. Such cows are best fitted

But if his statement he well-founded, let the manufacturit for Canadian pastures

, when disposed to take holyday in system bear the blame Poverty has nothing to rubir u he woods._Fidler's Observations,

reproach, if unallied with other cause

BALSAM OP MECCA.

HOW TO DETECT MR. MACAULAY'S WRITIXGS. THE balessan, balm, or balsam of Mecca (Balsamoden. The Member for Leeds is known to be a great writer in dron Opobalsamum,) belonging to the family Burseracea, the Edinburgh Review, and an occasional contributor to is a native of the eastern coast of Abyssinia, especially at other periodicals

. A writer in a London Magazine says, Azab, and as far as the strait of Bab el Mandeb. Bruce says, it is a small tree above fourteen feet high, with scraggy he may be at once detected by his standing illustration of the branches and flattened top, like those which are exposed to foul Duessa :-the seaside blasts; the appearance is consequently stunted, “Some painters," says the magazine writer, “ write their and the leaves are besides small and few. He supposes names on their pictures ; others use a mark, or symbol, that it was transplanted to Arabia, and there cultivated at which serves quite as well as the signature to identify their a very early period. This was the Balsamum Judaicum, works. In like manner some magazine men sign their or Balm of Gilead of antiquity and of the Sacred Writings, names to their contributions ; others (for the most part it being supposed at one time to be produced only in Judea without intending it, be it confessed) use a sign which is It seems, however, to have disappeared from that country, quite as distinct as the painter's. A friend of mine who and the supply to have proceeded from Arabia. Many diversifies his graver pursuits by writing facetious poetry fables are connected with it. Tacitus says, that the tree and funny prose, never yet indited an article without talkwas so averse from iron that it trembled when a knife was ing of blowing either his own nose, or somebody else's nose. laid near it, and it was thought the incision should be Well, then, a nose is his sign. But what is Macanlay's made with an instrument of ivory, glass, or stone. Bruce sign ? Duessa, the enchantress of the Red Cross Knight. was told by Sidi Ali Taraboloussi" that “ the plant was no In every production of his that I have ever read, from the part of the creation of God in the six days, but that in the first that gained him any note to the last he has acknow. jast of three very bloody battles which Mahomet fought ledged, I find this same Duessa. In his gorgeous paper upon with the noble Arabs of Harb, and his kinsmen the Beni Milton, published in 1825, I can well remember ithat he Koreish, then pagans, al Beder Hunein, Mahomet prayed tells us, certain illusions had cast over the minds of the to God, and a grove of balsam trees grew up from the blood royalists a spell potent as Duessa's, which made them, like of the slain upon the field of battle; and that with the the Red Cross Knight, imagine they were doing battle for a balsam which flowed from them he touched the wounds ladye-fair, when, in fact, they were fighting in behalf of a even of those that were dead, and all those predestinated foul sorceress! And again, in 1832, i see in this paper on to be good Mussulmans afterwards immediately came to Dumont's Mirabeau :-During two generations, France life." An eqnally marvellous legend is the Arabic fable was ruled by men, who, with all the vices of Louis XIV., respecting El Wah, a shrub or tree not unlike our haw. had none of the art by which that magnificent prince passed thorn in form and flower. From the wood of this tree off his vices for virtues. The people had now to gee tyranny • they believe that Moses' rod was made when he sweetened naked. That foul Duessa was stripped of her gorgeous ora the waters of Marah ; and they say also, that by means of nan ents. She had always been hideous ; but a strange ena rod of the same wood, Kaleb Ibn el Waalid, the great chantment had made her fair and glorious in the eyes of her destroyer of Christians, sweetened the waters at El Wah, willing slaves. The spell was now broken, the deformity -the Oasis Parva, of the ancients—which were once litter, was made manifest; and the lovers, lately so happy and so and that he bestowed upon the place the name borne by the proud, turned away loathing and horror-struck.'' Whenwonder-working plant. To return to the balsam-tree; ever I detect Duessa in any article cast in that mould of the mode of obtaining it remains to be described. This, style and thought which belongs to Macaulay, I feel justi. according to Bruce, is done by making incisions in the fied in declaring positively that the paper in which the foul trunk at a particular season of the year, and receiving the enchantress shews is indubitably his!" fluid that issues from the wounds into small earthen bottles, Now, it is unfortunate that this writer has let the cat out the produce of every day being collected and poured into a of the bag ; for if Mr. Macaulay had really been traffick-s larger bottle, which is kept closely corked. When first ob- ing so long and steadfastly with the enchantress, we fear tained, it is, says Bruce, "of a light yellow colour, ap- that, after this, he will carefully avoid all allusion to her : parently turbid, in which there is a whitish cast, which I and how are we to detect him then? Howeyer it may be apprehend arises from the globules of air that pervade the done, we trust it will not be by the rule to know an old whole of it in its first state of fermentation; it then appears Whig-a man, viz., who says directly the reverse of everyvery light upon shaking. As it settles and cools it turns thing he has been saying all his life. clear and losses that milkiness which it first had. It has then the colour of honey, and appears more fixed and heavy.

FAREWELL. The smell at first is violent, and strongly pungent, giving a sensation to the brain like that of volatile salts when rashly

Farewell! farewell! these accents chill drawn up by an incautious person. This lasts in propor.

Fall heavy on my ear; tion to its freshness; for being neglected, and the bottle

Yet why ?-Since thou to me must still ancorked, it quickly loses this quality, as it probably will

Be nothing, far or near. at last by age, whatever care is taken of it." The natives

Though to each other we are not of the East use it medicinally in complaints of the stomach

No more than formal friends; and bowels, as well as a preservative against the plague ;

Still, sadder teelings cloud my browbut its chief value in the eyes of Oriental ladies lies in ils

Regret with parting blends. virtue as a cosmetic; although, as in the case of most

Farewell ! farewell I be thing each joy other cosmetics, its effects are purely imaginary, Lady

The happiest --wisest cull Mary Wortley Montague ascertained that it was iu request

Prom out the mass of sad alloy, by the ladies of the Seraglio at Constantinople ; but having

Of which our lot is full! tried it on her own person found it exceedingly irritating

Though Time around my feelings cast to the skin. Much of the virtue attributed to it depends

His all-subduing spell, on the costliness of the material.-Edinburgh Cabinet

Each fond remembrance of the past Library, Nubia and Abyssinia.

Shall wake the wish Farewell!

R. D. D. “ You saved my life on one occasion," said a beggar to WHAT'S IN A NAME?-It is odd enough that a sheep a captain under whom he had served. “Saved your life!" when dead should turn into mutton, all but its head ; for replied the officer; “do you think that I am a doctor ?" | while we ask for a leg or a shoulder of mutton, we never "No," answered the man; "but I served under you in ask for a mutton's head. But there is a fruit which changes the battle of ; and when you ran away, I followed, its name' still oftener. Grapes are so called, when fresh; and thus my life was preserved.""

raisins when dried, and plums when in a pudding.

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SCRAPS.

HUMANITY.-A single trait of this divine principle has MR. J. Kitchen, Reporter of the Newcastle Journal, often gained a hero greater honour and applause than the has invented a printing press, which, from all we hear of be said to hold the first rank among the moral virtues

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most brilliant and dazzling achievements. Indeed it may it, bids fair to revolutionize this department of the artit bears no analogy, even in appearance, to any machine

to give a lustre to all the rest. In a military man, but fi the purpose hitherto known. The form can be fixed in pecially in a victorious commander, it is charming. Mart. its place in a single moment, and will, when adjusted, borough and Wellington were both great generals; the ti remain stationary until the work is finished. Complete

mer, in addition to his knowledge of the art of war, postes facilities are given for regulating the power, and the quan

ed all the graces, and felt for all mankind; the latter tity of ink, or for overlaying or obtaining register. The composed of “ sterner stuff”—uncompromising—unrele same machine will be equally applicable for the smallest ing. The following anecdote raises the character of the job or the largest sheet ; it will be perfectly under control, former to the climax of earthly fame. Immediately afte and only require one man during the process of printing ; favour of the British arms, the Duke observing a soldier

the battle of Blenheim, when victory had declared to or where great speed is wanted, and the work is heavy, a man and a Ay boy, whilst it can be sold for the same price him : « Why so sad, iny friend, after so glorions a victory,

leaning pensively on the butt of his firelock, thus acties as the common press ! Mr. Kitchen is now employed in the application to his invention of a clock-work movement, so

“ It may be glorious," replied the brave fellow ;“ but la that the machine may keep a register of its own work, and thinking that all the blood I have spilt to day has ozir will thus act as a check upon waste of paper or idleness in Duke, let it be recorded, that when he turned aside

, a ta

earned me fourpence." To the immortal honour of line the absence of the employer or overseer.-[We give this as we get it.

was observed to fall from his cheek. It may be like ninety-nine announcements out of the hundred, premature; but this does not lessen our con

The Odd FAMILY.-In the reign of William the Text fidence in the march of improvement.]

there lived in Ipswich, in Suffolk, a family which, frea

the number of peculiarities belonging to it, was distinguish MODE OF FIXING AND VARNISHING DRAWINGS.

ed by the name of the Odd Family. Every event, whether To fix pencil or chalk drawings, they should be washed good or bad, happened to this family on an odd day of in water, in which a small quantity of isinglass has been month, and every one of them had something odd in his dissolved. Any colourless glue will be available. Skim. her person, manner, and behaviour ; the very letters in the med milk is used for the same purpose by some, but isin- Christian names always happened to be an odd numbe. glass is preferable. To varnish the same drawings, after The husband's name was Peter, and the wife's Rabob having fixed and thoroughly dried them, pass on them a they had seven children, all boys,—viz. Solomon, Rore. coat of Spa, or colourless spirit varnish ; and, when per. James, Matthew, Jonas, David, and Ezekiel. The husle. fectly dry, a second. These two will be sufficient. The had but one leg, his wife but one arm. Solomon was bez isinglass water must be applied lightly, and never put blind of the left eye, and Roger lost his right eye by an astwice over the same spot, until the first coat be dry, other-cident; James had his left ear pulled off by a bos in a wise the drawing will become smeary. Care also must be quarrel, and Matthew was born with only three fingers ** taken to clear the drawing from every particle of dust be his right hand; Jonas had a stump foot, and David F2 fore commencing the operation, and to preserve it from the hump-backed; all these, except David, were remarkabs same afterwards, til it be quite dry; otherwise, in the short, while Ezekiel was six feet two inches high at the app former case, it will be cloudy and smutty, and, in the lat- of nineteen ; the stump-footed Jonas and the hamp-backe

! ter, the particles will so adhere as never to be removed. David got wives of fortune, but no girls would listen to Finally, the brushes must be perfectly clean. A better plan the addresses of the rest. The husband's hair was as black of passing over the isinglass wash than by means of the as jet, and the wife's remarkably white; yet every one or brush, is, to pour it into a flat vessel, such as a dish, and the children's was red. The husband had the peculiar mai insert the drawing into the composition, laying the paper fortune of falling into a deep saw-pit, where he was started flat immediately afterwards. This will preclude the chance to death, in the year 1701, and his wife, refusing all kinds of its becoming smeared, which, in the case of drawings of of sustenance, died in five days after him. In the year considerable vigour in touch, or of powerful shading, will 1703, Ezekiel enlisted as a grenadier ; and, although he was occasionally happen to the most cautious user of the brush. afterwards wounded in twenty-three places, he recovered -Repertory of Patent Inventions.

Then Roger, James, Matthew, Jonas, and David, died 1: IMPORTANT ORSERVATIONS ON THE HYGronETRIC and Ezekiel were drowned together in crossing the Thazurs.

different places on the same day, in 1713; and Salons WATER CONTAINED IN Flour.-Most important researches have recently been carried on by M. M. Payen and

in the year 1723. Persoz, on the several points in the chemical history of bread, flour and grain. Their observations are not yet published HOLIDAY RAMBLES, No. V.-Inchkeith .......... in detail, but we select the following as being one of the Commercial Thieves,....... very highest commercial dietetic imp tance. They have The Influenza,.......... found that 100 parts of four, sold as dry, and imparting no ELEMENTS OF THOUGHT- Education-The Formation of Habit moist stain to blotting-paper, contain, under atmospheric

- Exercise, Courage, and Recreation-The Causes of Bed circumstances, 19 per cent. of water, and but 89 of dry or

Government-A Noble Resource in Painful Moments,..... nutritive matter ; that flour exposed to moist air contains

Slumber.–First English Deed. - Wonderful May in Pertb.... 300

COLUMN FOR THE LADIES-Black Eyes and Blue-Mr. Moore's as much as 23 per cent. water; that the finest flour employ New Work, ........ ed by the bakers, contains 16 per cent under ordinary cir The STORY. TELLER-A Tale of Ninety-Eight...... cumstances. In summer these proportions of water are Soldiers. --- Milking ..... reduced, but they are remarkably increased in moist weather.

Dr. Priestley's Opinion of High Life.-An Effect of Poverty,..

Baslm of Mecca, ....... Thus the quantity of flour which by weight, at the rate of 5

How to Detect Mr. Macaulay's Writing,...........********* per cent. of water, would produce 150lbs. of bread, will

Farewell, produce but 127 lbs., when the same weight of flour is pur Scientific Notices—New Printing Machine-Mode of Fixing chased in long continued wet weather. The price of flour and Varnishing Drawings-Important Observations on the should consequently in all seasons be based on the true Hygronetric Water contained in Flour,.....

......... quantity of dry matter it contains, and which a simple and

SCRAPS-Human ity-The Odd Family,. rapidly performed experiment would exactly indicate. Thus, by placing 100 grains of flour on a plate, and heating this

EDINBURGH : Printed by and for JouN JOHNSTONE, 19, S. Jag on a vessel of boiling water for one hour, the loss sustained Will denote the precise quantity of water mixed with the flour. Cheap Periodicals.

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