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per cent. in price, and fifty in pattern. Still the blind will press law, from our Mechanics' Library? Snch, however,
is the fact; the wisest and the best have had their own way, In another year, perhaps, the merchants of Sheffield will and we are now reaping the consequences. But if our first import cutlery from Germany, the German scissors being merchants themselves have yet to learn the alphabet already fifty per cent cheaper than ours; for the cutlers of political economy, can we wonder that rich and poor alil Modlin pay only fifteenpence per stone for bread, while we are quarrelling about effects, when they ought to be remi pay three shillings. Still the blind will not see.
ing causes ? The cutlers of Belgium make and sell, for twentypence, Nor is it less horribly amusing and instructive to a complete set of steel knives and forks, consisting of serve, how completely the aristocratic leaven has leay twenty-four pieces ; and the saw-makers of Belgium make the whole mass of society here. Even our beggary h and sell, for one shilling and sixpence each, saws equal to
All try to seem rich, that they may not be ti ours at nearly twice the price. But then the Belgian arti-poor ; and all, but the tax-fed, are in danger of sans and capitalists are not impoverished by act of Parlia. Perhaps the most frightful symptom of our social ment. Still the blind will not see.
is exhibited by the masters who have been workn The Russians, in the market of New York, undersell who exceed in arrogance and insolence, by man John Barber's razors thirty per cent., Joseph"Rodgers and the cah-driving sons of the sons of the dunghi* Sons' cutlery forty per cent., and cast cutlery, in general, Next to them, in their vituperation of the poor, fifty per cent. ; for the Russian workmen, when they buy solvent and their name is Legion. There m two pecks of corn, do not lose, or throw away, the price of reason why Calamity, like an old woman, liv one peck; in other words, they are not compelled by law Hanging by a hair over the grave dug for F to give a shilling for eighteenpence. Still the blind will vilify the all-plundered poor to conciliate the not see.
the flattered and the flatterer are worthy of e" « Oh, but we shall soon have our bread as cheap as onr “ Well, Mister What's-your-name, I hear neighbours." Yes, when our manufactures have left the we must have a free trade or a revolution." kingdom,— when we have neither edge-tools, nor saws, nor “ But if we have a free trade, what wil knives, nor scissors, nor money to give in exchange for landlords ?” “ They never ask what will bread, we shall have it as cheap as our neighbours have it; if we are not to have a free trade. Why for capital will not stay here, for potato-profits, if it can who care for nobody but themselves. Yo get roast-beef profits elsewhere. But the blind will then is not a coach-and-four; it is the grapery see. Instead of obtaining, permanently, as they might have not your grand epergne, plated with shan
dero done, the fair average price of Europe for their wheat, say but Mr. What's-your-name, how is forty shillings per quarter, at their doors, they must then “ Very bad.”
« Pshaw we never prosp be satisfied with two-thirds of that price, say about twenty- present.
Look at that new street! four shillings per quarter, at Hamburgh or Amsterdam. rising there !" “ That income is not Hey, then-but not for a miracle ! let the blind see when More than one-half of the capital it is too late ; if they are to be a fate unto themselves; and ready lost for ever, in taxes on woo it is written that they shall break stones on the high roads « Bread ! come, that is a droll joke' for subsistence! But how horrifying to our souls, to our do with building? The money, ho bones in the grave, will be the music of their gruntle, when, from somewhere." « True ; but after receiving eighteenpence for twelve hours' hard labour, poor-rates of England and Wales ! they visit the paradise of the market, and there, with their per cent. on the average ?. There miserable earnings, buy bread_not at thirty-six pence per which to hang a quibble; not on stone, as their victims do, but at fifteen! “Good bye, fine one was there a decrease ; and the fellow !"
“ Who is that vagabond ?" “ Lord, sir, he those counties on which depend. was once a great gentleman, who kept a parson of his In Warwickshire, the in own.” Well, if the enemy thank God for crime and car -in Lancashire, twenty-two. nage, may not we thank him, if he make themselves his perity? A little more such pri instruments in ridding us of a nuisance—these suicides of nufactories from one end of the their own prosperity, who toil not, neither do they spin ? then your favourite Wethere' Have they not wickedly and foolishly destroyed more ca tween a mob that chooses to d pital, in the memory of one generation, than all the lands avoid doing it.” “ Well, 1 of England would sell for at the bread-tax price ; and in you should not be ungratefu less than twenty years produced more crime and misery scourge, the cholera among than all other causes in a hundred ? This is a subject on very big man, in a certain which the press has basely, and almost universally, shrunk jesty's Ministers for the pr: from the performance of its duty, to the infinite injury of disease. Shortly afterwar the people, and the now probably inevitable and hopeless it passed on, and entered n ruin of their oppressors, who seem doomed to open their “ Are famine and bad gor eyes on the edge of a precipice, over which they must plunge you are a queer fellow, headlong. But of all the treason against all, in this mat do you think of your R: ter, that of the Philosophers of Useful Knowledge has the ters.” “ Yes, sir; but most brass in it. They calmly ask, what the workmen wages, which signify lo: would say if a conspiracy existed to raise the price of beef, raise profits by joining » butter, bread, and ale ? As if that conspiracy were not effect the removal of the cause of all our heart-burnings, our agonies, and our ( What! submit to th despair!
“ Now, Mr. Sneak-forIt is frightfully amusing, dismally instructive, to observe you worth three-halfpe the deep hatred, the blasting scorn, with which the work you to become rich in ing classes of this town, and their betters, as they are called, despise the poor with regard each other. They are all deplorably ignorant on There is one <u! the subjects which most nearly concern them all; but the town are nearl workmen, I think, are less ignorant than their employers, sity of an isst in spite of the pains which have been, and are taken, by the the laws o ultra-pious and intellectual, to keep them in ignorance. choice, th: Will your readers believe, that the Westminster Review-vertible the book most likely to teach our workmen what they most need to know-has been, and is excluded, by an ex
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the conduct of the Duchess brought, n, under judicial investigation. Had really guilty of an adulterous interrk, or any other person, the public l; but nothing of the kind ever took "emained in the relation of man and he Queen in her prison, at the age of vember, 1726. linary, and little to the credit of the ,htest notice was ever taken of the e English Parliament or people, after band. If she was guilty, a legal di. en called for, upon public grounds; e honour of the nation, and the cause
her liberation, and an establishment od to her high birth and royal station. h the mother to the heir apparent, and agland, she was suffered to linger out n, while the mistress of her husband the first rank at the English court. e ventured to incur the royal displeathe cause of the afflicted and much inhea of Zell. This was the Prince, her ully convinced of his mother's innocence, aorant of all that had been alleged against y occasions he reproached his father for rds her, and openly declared his intention to England, and acknowledging her as in the event of his succeeding to the crown ving, is resolution he was only prevented from xecution by the death of his unhappy moa before that of her husband. The Prince ttempts to get access to his imprisonei pa
his efforts to accomplish this praiseworthy unavailing, by the vigilance of the guards. $0 sensibly affected upon this point, that he .re of Sophia Dorothea painted in her royal efore he came to the crown; and this portrait be so placed as to attract the notice of all his ch gave such offence to the King, that he not d going himself to see the Prince and Princess,
bis courtiers from shewing them that respect, ; owing to this sentiment of filial regard, that
when in a passion, always took off his hat, and about the foor, without considering the place or ny. Thus it is that early impressions once fixed nd, create habits; and circumstances, by an asso
ideas with events long since passed away, excite agreeable or pleasing emotions, In allusion to arkable history, and the effect it had on the mind ing, Dr. Hoadly, the physician, wrote his comedy Suspicious Husband," the plot of which turns upon ent similar to that which proved so disastrous to cess of Hanover.
With this play, George II., who 'e taste for the drama, was much delighted. THE FARMERS' CENTENARY CONTRASTED
Rents will netted.
reasoning throughout is so consecutive, as to require a close relish for devotion. It has paralyzed his Christian resoexercise of the attention. His mind is evidently imbued | lution. And, altogether, he feels that when it throws its with a strong view of the selfishness and natural baseness shadow over him, it has been as the branch of the poisonous of the world. He is often pointed and severe on the follies tree :--beneath its fatal leaves every flower decays, every and frivolities of the fashionable world, urging his hearers plant withers to the root. And if this be felt, even while rather to take a deep interest in the things that pertain to there is earnestneas to maintain against it the ardour of reeverlasting life ; to lay up for themselves treasures where ligious sentiment, what must be the consequence of wil. neither moth nor rust can corrupt, and where thieves do fully and eagerly exposing the heart to be acted on by the not break through or steal. He occasionally indulges in a untoward influence? Must not the vestiges of religion, bitter and sarcastic vein of irony against the amazing want which education may have left, be thereby effaced ? Must of foresight in mankind neglecting this their highest and not every spark of devotional feeling be speedily quenched? greatest interest; and, in alluding to the vanity and deceit-Think what some of the means of cherishing the ardour of ceitfulness of the world, we remember him, in one of his religious sentiments are ; and then, mark how opposed to disconrses, making the caustic but too true remark, that the successful use of these means, are the whole habits of “ the friendship of the world is affectation, heartlessness, worldliness. Is the serious reading of the Scriptures, for and selfish indifference.” Strangers hearing Dr. Muir, for example, essential to maintain in us the very being of relithe first time, are generally much disappointed, viewing his gion? But do we come to the reading of God's word, with manner and delivery as artificial. In this they are some the collectedness of mind needful for being improved by the what mistaken ; for though Dr. Muir, when young, had perusal, after having so immersed ourselves in the pursuits been anxious to acquire a polished and oratorical delivery, of the world as to have yielded the heart alternately to co and thus originally formed his present manner, it is now at vetousness, and ambition, and sensuality ? On the conall eveuts natural to him, and the objection of affectation trary, what shattered thoughts, what a wandering imagina. gives way after hearing him prench two or three times. In tion, what a blinded perception must accompany us, should his discourses, Dr. Muir takes the interesting view of our the force of early custom still bring us to the perusal of connexion with the Deity, of teaching his hearers to look the sacred page. Oh, again, is the duty of prayer, the pourup to Him with Love, as children to a parent, who is at ing out of the soul at the throne of grace, along with the once our Creator, Benefactor, and Friend. This is certainly exercise of self-inquiry and consideration, eksential for invi. infinitely better, and more scriptural, than what some gorating in us the principles of religion? But, in how preachers are apt to inculcate, of regarding the Supreme many of the engagements, in all of the vain pleasures of the Being only with fear and terror. In this respect Dr. Muir world, is there not a direct incompatibility with the devo. may be compared with the eloquent American preacher,tional frame of mind! I express what is familiar to the Channing, though of course at antipodes with him in his experience of every one of you, on returning from these, Socinian views.
when I speak of satiety and dissatisfaction as the atten. While minister of the parish of New Greyfriars, Dr. Muir dants on the observances of devotion in which you then try personally visited and sought to become acquainted with to join. You have come out of a vortex of tumultuary and the lower classes, of whom the parish chiefly consisted ; and idle thoughts, after the wbirl of which it is not easy to be he exercised a wholesome and salutary moral and religious reduced to sober reflection. You feel that you want the influence over them. It may give some idea of the nature right tone for the exercises of devotion. There is then a of the population he had to visit, when it is mentioned, that chord touched by religion to which nothing in the heart there were to be found among them people lending out their
There are then representations unfolded by relichildren to beggars for sixpence a-day, to aid them in their gion, which are too pure to delight the soul that has been medicant or worse avocations. In St. Stephen's parish the accustoining its vision to the coarse objects of sense and sin. population is chiefily of the higher and middle classes ; here The forms of piety may still be assumed; but no sentiment also he visits his parishioners and congregation ; he attends of piety glows under them; and thus, the lukewarmness of to placing the children of the poor at school, and holds re
the heart to religion is as fatal to moral improvement as the gular meetings in the church for catechising and instructing coldness of infidelity itself. ihe children and adults of the congregation. Dr. Muir rarely attends meetings of the Presbytery or the You may find, by doing so, that you labour under a mis.
“ Be entreated, however, to weigh the whole matter well. General Assembly, having the idea that there are clergy- take as to the importance of the opinion of the world. The men enough without his aid, to transact the business of the terrible thing which, on a general view, bulks so greatly, Church Courts, and preferring to hold on the noiseless tenor
reduces itself when you proceed to touch it, and examine of his way, without mingling in these scenes.
it, and try it in the scale of truth."- From Sketches of the As regards personal appearance, Dr. Muir's countenance Edinburgh Clergy, lately publishoda handsome ralume, and features are very fine and engnging; and he is possessed with portraits. of a well modulated voice, which, added to his excellent style of composition, sincere piety, and private worth, present THE REMARKABLE HISTORY OF SOPHIA much of the beau ideal of a Christian minister.
DOROTHEA, WIFE OF GEORGE I. Dr. Muir, in 1822, published, as a farewell legacy to his
In the state of childhood, when no affection could be Glasgow congregation, a volume of “ Discourses
, Explana- formed, or any just notions be conceived, of the nature and tory and Critical, on the Epistle of St. Jude;" and in 1830 Obligation of the connubial relation, was Sophia Dorothea he comunitted to the press his “ Sermons on the Characters obliged to enter into the most serious of all engagements of the Seven Churches in Asia, described in the Book of with her first cousin, who was double her own age. WithHlevelation ;" to which were added two excellent sermons on the distinction between secret and revealed things in re
in a year, however, the death of her spouse released her ligion.
from this preposterous and unnatural tie; bnt it was only
to consign her over to another, not legs inconsistent and The following cloquent passage on the undue love of the oppressisc. A widow of ten years old, in one of the most world is from one of these discourses :
enlightened parts of Europe, conveys an idea so ludicrous, “ There is an influence arising from the evil that is in as scarcely to descrve credit, were not the fact upon record. the world, which is directly fitted to damp the whole ar- But, what will perhaps appear equally extravagant, is the dlour of the religious affections. Even the man who is most circumstance, that on the death of the husband of this in. solicitous to cherish these affections, knows the disastrous fant, her father and uncle came to an agreement to unite nature of that influence. It casts around him an impure her in the bonds of marriage to her other cousin, Prince molium, through which he cannot see the spiritual realities, George Lewis of Hanover, then sixteen years of age. It i or rightly breathe after them. It operates on him as con true the ceremony did not take place at Zell till the 28th of tagion, from the effects of which he does not soon re November, 1682, when the bride had completed her sis. cover, even when he has puared its atmosphere. Il teenth, and the bridegroom his twenty-second year; but it has cufcelled luis desire of Haven. It laa abated his is no lesa ecrtain, that the engagement was made by all we
parties, soon after the death of the Prince Augustus Fre- there were, even in Hanover, who not only considered derick of Wolfenbuttel. In the meantime, Prince George Sophia Dorothea as perfectly innocent of what she was aca travelled, and made some campaigns; while the bride com. cused of, but as being actually made a victim to the prosti. pletert her education, and prepared herself, as well as could tuted affections of her husband. This opinion may now be be expected for one of her years, for the important duties adopted, without any hazard of refutation, or of giving of. of a wife and a mother. On the 30th October, 1683, the fence ; for neither before the accession of the Elector of Princess gave her husband a son, who was named George; Hanover to the British throne, nor afterwards, when such and four years afterwards she brought him a daughter, a proceeding became especially necessary, as a matter affect. named Sophia Dorothea, who became the wife of Frederick ing the succession, was the conduct of the Ducl.ess brought, William of Prussia, and mother of Frederick the Great. as it ought to have been, under judicial investigation. Had To account for the distance of time between the births of Sophia Dorothea been really guilty of an adulterous interthese children, it must be observed, that Prince George course with Konigsmark, or any other person, the public Lewis, soon after his marriage, entered again upon the interest required a trial ; but nothing of the kind ever took inilitary career in Hungary, where he commanded the place, and the parties remained in the relation of man and Brunswick troops in the imperial service, and soon after wife till the death of the Queen in her prison, at the age of took Neuhausel, and raised the siege of Gran. In 1686, he sixty, on the 2d of November, 1726. was at the taking of Buda; in 1689, he was at the capture It is very extraordinary, and little to the credit of the of Mayence; and the next year he commanded an army of times, that not the slightest notice was ever taken of the eleven thousand men in the Spanish Netherlands, where, in unhappy Sophia by the English Parliament or people, after 1693, he bore a distinguished part in the sanguinary battle the arrival of her husband. If she was guilty, a legal diof Neerwinden. Soon after this, the Prince retumed to vorce ought to have been called før, upon public grounds ; Hanover; but within a few months his temper was ob and if she was not, the honour of the nation, and the cause served to be much altered, and he either looked upon his of humanity, required her liberation, and an establishment wife with an eye of jealousy, or his own affections were in circumstances suited to her high birth and royal station. estranged from her, and transferred to some other object. Instead of this, though the mother to the heir apparent, and
A young Gerinan' Count, named Philip Christopher actually Queen of England, she was suffered to linger out Konigsmark, who held the conmission of colonel in the her days in a dungeon, while the mistress of her husband Swedish service, happened to be then at Hanover, and upon shone as a peeress of the first rank at the English court. him the suspicions of the Prince fell, but whether frou One person alone ventured to incur the royal displea. secret information, or any particular observations of his bure, by advocating the cause of the afflicted and much in. own, has never been determined. His Highness, however, jured Sophia Dorothea of Zell. This was the Prince, her is said to have entered the bedchamber of Sophia Dorothea son ; who was so fully convinced of his mother's innocence, so suddenly, that Konigsmark, in his haste to escape, left (and he was not ignorant of all that had been alleged against
his hat behind him, which confirmed all that had been sur-her,) that on many occasions he reproached his father for · mised of an improper intercourse between him and the his injustice towards her, and openly declared his intention
Princess, and a separation immediately took place. Another of bringing her to England, and acknowledging her as account of a darker hue, which obtained currency, was, Queen Dowager, in the event of his succeeding to the crown that the Prince of Hanover actually found Konigsmark in while she was living, the room, and in his fury ran him through the body.
This virtuous resolution he was only prevented from Though this last story appears to be incorrect in the carrying into execution by the death of his unhappy noprincipal points, certain it is, that the Princess was arrested. ther, six months before that of her husband. The Prince and sent off to the castle of Ahlen, where she lingered out made several attempts to get access to his imprisoneů pea miserable life of two-and-thirty years in close confine- rent; but all his efforts to accomplish this praiseworthy • mnent, without a trial, or being allowed to see any of her object proved unavailing, by the vigilance of the guards. family.
He was 80 sensibly affected upon this point, that he The fate of the colonel was never exactly known, any had the picture of Sophia Dorothea painted in her royal farther than that a report of his having died at Hanover, robes, long before he came to the crown; and this portrait • In the month of August, 1694, was transmitted to his friends, he caused to be so placed as to attract the notice of all his who were too much accustomed to such calamities in their visiters, which gave such offence to the King, that he not family, to make any stir about the affair. That the count only declined going himself to see the Prince and Princess, came to a violent end, seems to be put beyond all doubt by but forbade his courtiers from shewing them that resperi, the manner in which be disappeared ; and it is remarkable, It was also owing to this sentiment of filial regard, that that some years ago, when the castle of Zell underwent George 11., when in a passion, always took off his hat, and repair, the skeleton of a man was found beneath one of the kicked it about the floor, without considering the place or floors, which revived the nane and story of the unfortunate the company. Thus it is that early impressions once fixed Konigsmark.
in the mind, create habits; and circumstances, by an asso With regard to Sophia Dorothea, her connexions pre- ciation of ideas with events long since passed away, excite vented any severer measures from being pursued against her either disagreeable or pleasing emotions, In allusion to than perpetual confinement; to justify which, a decree was this remarkable history, and the effect it had on the mind published at Hanover, asserting that circumstances had of the King, Dr. Hoadly, the physician, wrote his comedy been produced in evidence before the consistory, of such a of “ The Suspicious Husband," the plot of which turns upon nature as warranted the belief that she had been unfaithful an incident similar to that which proved so disastrous to to her illustrioas husband. The strongest of these circum- the Frincess of Hanover. With this play, George II., who stances, however, was that of the hat which the Prince had little taste for the drama, was much delighted. found in the room; and the agitation which the discovery THE FARMERS' CENTENARY CONTRASTED naturally produced in her Highness was at once interpreted
In 1732. into a demonstration of conscious guilt. To those who
The Man to the Plough have been accustomed to the consideration of criminal
The WIFE to the Cow ; charges, and the minute investigation of evidence, this case
The Girl to the Sou; will appear more like an occurrence of an iron age, when
The Boy to the Mow; feudal oppression and military despotism prevailed, than an
And your Rents will be nelled. event of the seventeenth century, in a country boasting o
In 1832. its jurisprudence.
Best MAN-Taliy-ho ! * That rio proof of adultery was ever brought forward,
And Miss-Piano ! is certain; and, for the want of it, the parties could not be
The WIFE-Silk and Satin ! legally divorced, which they certainly would have been, had
The Boy-Greek and Latin ! evidence existed of the criminality of the Princess. Some
And you'll all be Gazelled.
ELEMENTS OF THOUGHT.
groups of scttlers at the Cape, and amidst the pinewoods,
and savannahs of the western world, and in the vineyards SIGNS OF THE TIMES.
of the Peninsula, and among the ruins of Rome, and the The world is in agitation. All kings on earth, recesses of the Alps, and the hamlets of France, and the whose words were wont to be laws, are troubled. cities of Germany, and the palaces of Russian despots, and The calm repose of ages, in which thrones and altars
the homes of Polish patriots. And all this in addition to were held sacred, has been broken in a moment. An
what has been done in his native kingdom, where he has cient monarchies, which seemed long to defy dissolution associations, and exercised the intellects of millions
exalted the tastes, ameliorated the tempers, enriched the and mock at time, pass away like a dream; and the ques- is already done in the short space of eighteen years; a mere tion is not now of the death of a king, or even of the ceas span in comparison with the time that it is to be hoped our ing of one dynasty and the commencement of ano ther, language and literature will last. We may assume the but the whole fabric of government is insecure, the whole influence of Scott, as we have described it, to be just beframe of society is shaken. Every kingdom, instead of ginning its course of a thousand years ; and now, what each being knit together and dreaded by surrounding states, ready to regard themselves in this light) will venture to
class of moral teachers (except politicians, who are not too is divided against itself, as if dissolution were the sure des bring their influence into comparison with that of this great tiny of them all. A citizen king, the choice of the people, lay preacher ?--Achievements of the Genius of Scothsits upon the throne of the Capets; and, as if the signal Tait's Magazine for January. had gone throughout the world quick as lightning, nations, instead of progressing slowly to regeneration, start at once
The fact is, that none but aristocratic parties endure. into life. And from the banks of the Don to the Tagus, They are like rivers, that sweep in a continued course, from the shores of the Bosphorus to Lapland ; and, wide
more rapid and violent at first, and more large and calm
at last, but increasing ever, until they reach the great Europe being too narrow a field for the spirit of change ocean, where they are destined to dissappear. Democratie that now ranges simultaneously through the world, from party, on the contrary, resembles now a huge lake, inunthe new states of South America, to the hitherto unchange dating and overwhelming the whole land; whilst the next able China, skirting Africa, and traversing Asia, to the
season it dries up, disappears, and leaves not even the trace extremity of the globe on the frozen north, there are signs
of its channel behind. Look through history. You will of change in every country under heaven; and none can tell
see York and Lancaster, Orleans and Burgundy, spill blood,
and alternately monopolize influence for centuries; whilst of what kingdom it may be told in the news of to-morrow, the popular party break forth but in nomentary insurrecthat a revolution has been begun and perfected in a week. tion, quenched soon by the sword and the scaffold. More Every kingdom seems to wait for its day of revolt or re- lately the Puritans were a popular party. They rose in vival; and the only wonder now would be, that any na 1640, and were irresistibly triumphant; they placed their tion should continue much longer what for ages it has
chief upon the Stuart's throne. Yet in a short twenty been ; or tbat the signs of the times should not every where
years they were no more. It is said, that the wits and
poets of the Restoration put Puritanism to flight by the alike be a striking contrast to those of the past.-Rev. A.
arrows of their ridicule; but these were spent upon a body Keith
already extinct. In 1660, the English people had sent in THE FICTION WRITERS, OR MORAL INSTRUCTORS— their resignation, to use a phrase of their neighbours, and
Charles the Second trod down the upper classes, merely Let our moral philosophers (usefully employed though because the lower ones were indifferent. As to Whigs and they be in arranging and digesting the science, and en Tories, those were merely aristocratic parties. A popular lightened in modifying, from time to time, the manifesta- one-where is it to be found throughout the last century of tions of its eternal principles)—let our moral philosophers our history, except in applauding Sacheverel, and hissing declare whether they expect their digests and expositions Lord Bute? In 1790, indeed, our people began to awaken to be eagerly listened to by the hundred thousand families, to political feeling. Yet how soon were they frightened or collected, after their daily avocations, under the spell of lulled. In 1830 they awoke again ; and are still awake. the northern enchanter; whether they would look for But how long will they remain so ? Not till 1835, that thumbed copies of their writings in workshops or count I venture to prophesy. Radicals, look to it; and although ing-houses, in the saloons of palaces, and under many a now afloat, look for the time as possibly near, when the pillow in boarding schools. Our Universities may purify tide will ebb, and leave you on the dry sand. morals, and extend their influence as far as they can ; their importance in this case runs a chance of being overlooked ;
AFFECTATION. for Scott is the president of a college where nations may Why, Affectation-why this mock grimace ? be numbered for individuals. Our clergy inay be, and do Go, silly thing, and hide that simpering face ! all that an established clergy can be and do; yet they will Thy lisping prattle and thy mincing gait, not effect so much as the mighty lay preacher who has All thy false mimic fooleries I hate; gone out on the highways of the world, with cheerfulness For thou art Folly's counterfeit, and she, in his mien and benignity on his brow; unconcious, per.
Who is right foolish, bath the better plea ; haps, of the dignity of his office, but as much more power
Nature's true idiot I prefer to thee ! ful in comparison with a stalled priesthood as the trouba Why that soft languish ?-why that drawling tone ? dour of old—firing hearts wherever he went, with the love Art sick ?-art sleepy ?-Get thee hence-begone! of glory—than the vowed monk. Our dissenting preachers I laugh at all these pretty baby tears, may obtain a hold on the hearts of their people, and em. Those flutterings, faintings, and unreal fears. ploy it to good purpose ; but they cannot send their voices
Can they deceive us ? can such mummeries move ? east and west to wake up the echoes of the world. Let all these classes unite in a missionary scheme, and encompass
Touch us with pity, or inspire with love?
No !- Affectation, vain is all thy art, the globe, and still Scott will teach morals more effectually Those eyes may wander over every part, than them all. They will not find audiences at every turn They'll never find a passage to the heart! who will take to heart all they say, and bear it in mind
RICHARD CUMBERLANDfor ever; and if they attempt it now, they will find that Scott has been before them every where. He has preached tention
of certain would-be-fine ladies in Scotland, as well as in
Note. These lines may be recommended to the special attruth, simplicity, benevolence, and retribution in the spicy England. There is no object in nature more ridiculous than bowers of Ceylon, and in the verandahs of Indian bunga an affected woman,-excepting an affected man,-compared with lowes, and in the perfumed dwellings of Persia, and among either, a monkey is a most respectable and venerable animal.
SIR WALTER SCOTT.