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to me; upon which I observed to him, their neighbours is not very flattering. •So M'Kinlay, I suspect you are wrong They are called superstitious, ignorant this time. The right of the regiment and prejudiced, and much more given being posted on the round end of a hill to worship at the shrines of their innucut into steps for the vines, a body of the merable saints and their thirty thousand enemy's sharp-shooters came close under virgins, than at the footstool of art, science us, and opened a fire to cover their re- or philosophy. One man has done tiring columns. M'Kinlay seeing one almost miracles to redeem his comof them taking aim over the arm of a patriots from this reproach. Professor fig-tree in our direction, exclaimed, Wallraf, of Cologne, was one of those • Look at that rascal going to shoot our universal and amazing scholars of whom captain!' And advancing one step down we read in past ages; men who conthe hill, presented at the Frenchman, centrated all their powers and passions who, however, was unfortunately too and faculties in the acquirement of knowquick for him, for in an instant after- ledge, from the mere abstract love of wards poor M’Kinlay was shot through science; to whom learning was a resistthe neck, and killed on the spot. The less passion. Together with his prosame ball gave me a severe contusion on fessorship, Wallraf enjoyed a canonship the breast, and I fell with the unfortu- in the cathedral, and derived from both nate man, and was actually covered with an income of about seven or eight his blood. He was one of the best sol- hundred francs (perhaps thirty pounds diers in the grenadier company, and was sterling) per annum. Early in life he much regretted ;-indeed but for him it had formed the resolution to remove from is probable I should not have lived to his native city the reproach of contell this tale. The will was duly for- tented ignorance under which it had warded to the War-office, whence an existed ; and in the course of a long life order was issued for his comrade Swift of labour and privation, he contrived to receive all that was due to him.” (with his scanty means) to accumulate
books, manucripts, pictures, gems, works A RARE INSTANCE OF PUBLIC of art, and rare specimens in natural SPIRIT.
history, to an immense amount. In the
year 1818, on his recovery from a severe (From the German).
illness, he presented his whole collection
to the city of Cologne; and the magisWe do not remember any incident that tracy, in return, bestowed upon him a implies a more perfeet possession of that pension of three thousand francs for the noble quality, devotion to country, than remainder of his life. He was then was manifested by the subject of the upwards of seventy years old. following true tale, for which we are Very soon afterward, a dealer in anindebted to a late German periodical. tiquities arrived from Rome, on his way His act, at least in its motive, if not in to England, bringing with him a cothe splendour of its performance, may lossal mask of Medusa, in high presercompare with that of Winkelreid the vation and of wondrous beauty : nearly Swiss, or Curtius the Roman patriot. twice as large as the famous Medusa
In making the translation, we have Rondanini of Munich, and obviously the been somewhat perplexed by the German production of the highest and most gloname of the antique referred to : it is rious period of Grecian art. called simply “a face.” We have used fessor hoped to dispose of this and some the term “ mask," as more expressive other antiquities in London; the price of the true character of the relic, which of his whole collection was twelve thouis probably one of those isolated bas- sand francs, and he would not sell any reliefs of such rare occurrence in even part of it separately. The city refused the richest galleries.
to make the purchase, thinking it too
dear; and Wallraf, in despair at the idea Among all the cities of Germany, of this magnificent relic passing away Cologne is eminent for its want of pic- into another land, raised the twelve thoutures and statues ; its attractions to the sand francs by the mortgage of his pentourist consist of little more than the sion, bought the collection, which he also famous tomb of the three kings, and the presented to the city, and then contentedsuperiority of its perfumed water, the ly resumed his accustomed life of selfreal “ Eau de Cologne. The character denial and frugality, upon the slender of the inhabitants is peculiar, and, to income of his appointments. His only confess the truth, their reputation among fear was lest he should die before the four
years should have elapsed, which were have been frequent examples of their required to pay off the mortgage, as with cunning scent; but the acuteness of their his death the pension would, of course, hearing has seldom been put to the test. determine. His hope was fulfilled; he Sulpice was already a good distance from lived until the nineteenth of March, 1824, the tavern, when, on turning a street, he just three months beyond the time re. saw his dog wag his tail and raise his quired for the satisfaction of the mort- ears, like a pointer on the track of a gage.
partridge ; next he placed himself before
his master, bounding up joyfully, and THE FLUTIST'S DOG. impatient to go forward. Sulpice, who (From the French).
at this moment was in no caressing hu
mour, hastily repulsed and even beat him. About the period of the wars of Mazarin, The dog, nowise quieted by beating, there lived a poor beggar, of the name of continued to manœuvre with different Sulpice. Lean and scraggy, as ugly as attempts. His master, in astonishment, a Quasimodo, and shaped like a Z, he knew not to what cause to attribute this possessed but a dog for his companion, strange obstinacy. He stood still, lost and a flute as the only means of sub- in deep thought, when he heard behind sistence. But his talent upon that in- him the sound of a flute. His heart strument was such, that he could attract beat violently, and a restless curiosity by its melodious sounds those whon his took possession of his mind; he receded unfortunate physiognomy repulsed. a few paces, and his dog began to point
They say, that the beggars at this again, redoubling his efforts, since he had, period had po dislike to a glass of wine, at length, been understood. He ran in the course of their wandering. Besides, before, shewing the way, and stopped everybody frequented the tavern. Times barking in front of a house, from whence are very much changed. To-day every proceeded the melodious sounds. The one goes to the coffee-house. On a cer- beggar listened attentively, his surmises tain day Sulpice entered a tavern; there gaining strength every instant ; soon his he ate enough for four, and drank suffi- doubts were changed to conviction. cient for ten, and then rolled under the “ Shall I enter ?” he asked of himself. table, and slept by the side of his dog. He went in ; his dog, animated with An amateur who was seated at one of the zeal, and bounding with joy, ran before adjoining tables, took advantage of his his master, and scratched at the door of sleep, robbed him of his flute, and went the unknown musician. He, hearing the out without any one discovering the theft. noise, came to open the door himself, When Sulpice awoke, his first movement holding the flute in his hand. was to search for his flute, which, on “ Holy virgin !.~'tis my flute," exmore than one occasion, had assisted to claimed Sulpice, transported with fury; pay his reckoning. In vain he fumbled “my name is engraven on it.” in his pockets, the instrument had dis- Nor was he deceived. The unknown appeared. How to express the shock- could not deny the fact, or offer a single the consternation of the poor beggar! word in justification. He was a devoted This flute was his all his treasure ; it amateur, jealous of the reputation of was excellent in tone, and of perfect Sulpice. In robbing him of his instruworkmanship ; besides, he had possessed ment, he thought to deprive him likewise it for more than twenty years! What a of his skill. Humbled and confused, he dreadful blow for poor Sulpice. Desola- stammered out some inaudible words of tion was depicted in every feature; a apology, and restored the flute without cold perspiration trickled down his face. any difficulty. Poor Sulpice, scarcely To no purpose did he question the bar. crediting such an unhoped-for good luck, keeper, waiters, and customers; they all asked nothing farther, but rapidly deshrugged their shoulders. The poor scended the steps, and departed, like little fellow then made an infernal noise; Saint Rock, with his dog. J. G. W. he cried, swore, raved, and overturned the tables and chairs, but no one could DUBLIN FIFTY YEARS AGO. give bim back his flute; and they even threatened to call in the police to put an Dublin was at that day the most jovial end to the uproar. Sulpice preferred and joyous city in the King's dominions. paying his reckoning, and departed; his There was nobody in it sick, sore, or eyes swollen with tears, and heart burn- sorry. The Catholic question, which ing with rage.
Who has not heard of afterwards awoke in strife and clamour, the admirable instinct of dogs? There then slept quietly in its cradle. The
social system, since torn by party spirit,
MISCELLANIES. was without rent or flaw; or if any defect could be discovered in it, it was hospitality carried to excess. Trade A Roman, being about to repudiate his was good, taxes were light, and provisions wife, among a variety of other questions cheap. A gentleman could import for from his enraged kinsmen, was asked, his own use the best claret the cellars of “ Is not your wife a suitable woman? Bordeaux could supply, and drink it at Is she not a handsome woman ? Has his own table at the rate, in price, of she not borne you five children ?” In sisteen-pence a bottle. The innkeeper, answer to all which questions, slipping who paid a duty, could afford to sell it at off his shoe, he held it up, and interrofrom two shillings to two shillings and gated them in return. “Is not this sixpence; and excellent port at eighteen shoe,” said he, “a very handsome one ? shillings or a guinea a dozen. Ireland Is it not quite new? Is it not extremely had then its separate and domestic legis- well made? How is it then that none lature. During eight months in the of you can tell me where it pinches?” year, Dublin was filled with a resident
H. J. nobility and gentry, liberal, hospitable, and expensive in their habits; and scenes Prince Abbas Mirza (says M. Gaspard were then and there acted in which indi- Drouville, a Colonel of Cavalry in the viduals of the first class of society were service of Russia), experienced, during the performers, that might challenge the last war against that country, comparison with the most whimsical
numerous defeats, which, far from disfreaks of the Second Charles and his couraging him, merely added to the favourite Rochester, or even rival the stubbornness of his resolutions. He was adventures of Prince Henry and the fat
ever the first to console his Generals for Knight of Gadshill. In fine, it was the the checks they experienced. “Every holiday-time of Dublin, the season of time the Russians beat me,” said he, jubilee and enjoyment. Absentees of “they give me a lesson from which I large property were comparatively few. shall derive more profit than they dream They did not then, as now, crowd the of.” Peter the Great had said, before streets of Florence, Rome, and Naples. Prince Abbas, “ The Swedes will beat Paris was the principal resort, and the
me until they teach me to beat them.” ultima Thule of their foreign travels. How limited in distance were their excursions may be inferred from the won
When the English court interfered in der excited in Dublin by a voyage made favour of the Protestant subjects of to Jerusalem, by the late Mr. Thomas Louis XIV., and requested his Majesty Whalley, the brother of the Countess of to release some who had been sent to the Clare. "Mr. Whalley boasted his inten- galleys, the King asked, angrily, “What tion to visit that city, but his friends, would the King of Great Britain say, although aware of the eccentricity of his
were I to demand the prisoners of Newcharacter, were incredulous. An aëro. gate from him ?” “Sir," replied the naut of 1829, undertaking a flight to the ambassador,“ my master would give moon, would not be considered more
every one of them up to your Majesty, frantic or extravagant. One of Mr. if, as we do, you reclaimed them as Whalley's friends proposed a bet of 5001.
Α. Η. that he would not complete this extra- HOLBEIN'S DANCE OF DEATH. ordinary, and, in his opinion, dangerous The Dance of Death in the church-yard and impracticable journey. Mr. Whalley of the Predicants of the suburbs of St. accepted the bet, went and returned John, at Basle, is ascribed to Holbein, from Jerusalem, won the 5001. and with and is shewn to strangers through a it a title. He was ever after called Jeru- grate; and yet, as Vertue observes, in salem Whalley, in commemoration of his Anecdotes of Painting, Holbein had, his wonderful exploit. Were Peter undoubtedly, no band in it. Pope Wilkinsnow to make his appearance, Eugenius the Fourth appointed the after realizing his lunar flights, and his Council of Basil, in 1431, and it sat adventures with the Glums and Gow- there fifteen years, during which time a ries, he would not be more stared at in plague raged, which carried off all dethe streets of Dublin.
grees of people. On its cessation the New Monthly Magazine. work in question was immediately paint
ed as a memorial of that calamity. Holbein was not born till 1498.
OF FICTION, POETRY, HISTORY, AND GENERAL LITERATURE.
THE RATIONAL LUNATIC OF study. They asked him if he could
“ Yes," said he, “and write too."
6. Then,” said one of the students to (For the Parterre.)
him, “it is not for want of memory that
thou hast forgotten the name of thy “Sounding in moral virtue was his speech."
“ Be that as it may,” answered the CHAP. I.
boy, “no one shall know either its name As two young gentlemen, students at
or that of my parents, until I can do the great Spanish university of Sala- honour to them and to it.” manca, were one day walking on the “ And in what way dost thou think of banks of the Tormes, which flows past doing them honour ?" asked the other that city to join the more_majestic gentleman. Douro on the frontiers of Portugal, “ By my learning," answered the boy, they found, sleeping under a tree, a boy “ making myself famous by it; for of about eleven years old, in the dress I've heard that it's of men they make of a peasant. They ordered a servant to bishops." wake him; and when he was awakened, This answer inclined the students to they asked him whence he came, and take him along with them, and receive how it was that he had fallen asleep in him into their service; which they acthat solitary place. To which the boy cordingly did, and gave him instruction answered, that he had forgotten the as it is the custom to give it to servitors name of his native place, but that he in that university. The boy said that was going to Salamanca, to seek some he was called Tomas Rodaja, which master whom he might serve, for no word rodaja also signifies a little wheel ; other wages' than the permission to and his masters concluded, from his plebeian name and his attire, that he was territory of Salamanca.
He spoke the son of some poor countryman. In warmly in praise of a soldier's life; a few days they clothed him in black; and described in glowing terms the and in a few weeks Tomas began to beauty of Naples, the pleasures of Pashew that he possessed great parts; lermo, the abundance of Milan, the serving his masters with such fidelity, luxuries of Lombardy, the splendid punctuality, and diligence, that, without living at the taverns; in short, he dein the smallest degree neglecting his scribed to him, with true Spanish enthustudies, their service seemed to be his siasm, the enjoyments to be found in only occupation. And as the good con- each of the European countries which duct of the.man inclines the master to the accession of the Austrian dynasty treat him well, so Tomas shortly became to the throne of Spain had annexed to rather the companion of his masters the Spanish crown, and with which than their servant. In short, in eight Spanish officers of that day had abunyears during which he lived with them, dant opportunities of becoming acquainthe became so celebrated in the university ed. He extolled to the skies the free for his good parts and great acquire- life of a soldier, and the free manners of ments, that he was beloved and esteemed Italy: but he said nothing about the by everybody. The law was professedly coldness of the watch, the perils of the his principal study ; but he was most assault, the terrors of the battle, the distinguished for his attainments in po- privations of the siege, the destruction lite literature: his memory was asto- of the mine, and other matters equally nishingly retentive; and with it he agreeable, and as constantly attendant united so fine, an understanding, that then as they are now on the life of a he was equally celebrated for both. soldier engaged in active warfare. In
The time at length arrived, at which short, he told him so many fine things, his masters, having finished their stu- and told them so well, that the discretion dies, returned to their native place, of our Tomas Rodaja began to waver, which was one of the best cities in An- and his wishes to incline towards this dalusia. They took Tomas with them, life on which death so closely attends. and he staid with them a few days; but, The captain, whose name was Don as he was eagerly desirous of going back Diego de Valdivia, being well pleased to his studies, and to Salamanca, which with Tomas's good person, talents, and Cervantes, who himself studied there for address, asked him to go with him to a short time, describes as having a Italy, if only to gratify his curiosity by charm for all who had once tasted “the seeing that country; saying that he ofcalm pleasures of its tranquil abodes;" fered him his table, and also, if it was Tomas, I say, being enamoured of his necessary, his colours, for that his ensign college life, and like Chaucer's Clerk was about to resign them. Tomas did not of Oxenford, “of study taking greatest hesitate to accept the invitation; consicare and heed,” - asked leave of his dering that it would be as well for him masters to return; and they, being cour- to visit Italy, Flanders, and various teous and liberal, granted his request, other countries, since by long travel men and furnished him with the means of gain wisdom, and that in so doing he maintaining himself at the university should spend at the most but three or for three years. After expressing his four years, at the end of which time he gratitude, he took leave of them, and should still be young enough to return departed from Malaga, the place where to his studies. the two gentlemen resided.
And, as if every thing was to accord While descending the hill of Zambra, exactly with his wishes, he told the capon the way to Antequera, he fell in with tain that he agreed to go with him to a gentleman on horseback, gallantly Italy, provided that he was not enlisted, equipped for travelling, with two ser- nor put in the ranks, so that he might vants also on horseback. He rode up not be obliged to serve. However, the to the traveller, and learned that he was captain told him that the enrolling his going the same way as himself. Hav- name would be of no consequence; as, ing joined company, they conversed on though he would thereby be entitled to various subjects; which gave occasion receive the same rations and pay as the for Tomas to display his superior endow- rest of the company, he would give bim ments, and the cavalier his gallant and leave of absence whenever he should polite behaviour. He said that he was desire it. a captain in his majesty's infantry, and " That,” said Tomas, 5 would be that his ensign was recruiting in the against my conscience, and against the