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both in regard to his presumed fact heart of him that received it, whicti of natural history, and the applica- marred the whole benefit.” The tion of it. There is no room for queen was proud of her frugality, doubt, as to the foundation of the and therefore was not offended with custom. The ancient soldiers wore, the secretary's advice. during military excursions, the The abovementioned sir Thomas horns of such animals as had been Smith wrote a long conversational sacrificed to the god of battles; and disquisition on the propriety of his it was in allusion to the prevalent royal mistress entering into that holevity of their helpmates, during ly state, against which her love of the separation, that every unfortu- sway adduced stronger arguments nate husband was first said to be one than any opposed by the well-meanwho wore the horns.
ing zeal of the secretary. Sir Thomas was a warm advocate for her
majesty's marrying with an EnglishQUEEN ELIZABETH.
man; and some idea of his style, Queen Elizabeth is well known to usual to address the sovereign, may
and of the manner in which it was have been parsimonious in every be formed from the following pasparticular. The following instance of this saving knowledge, in her ma- be any qualities and perfection in
sage of his work: “ Then, if there jesty, is not, I believe, to be seen in any other work than the life of sir any of our nation which her majesty
can like, were it not more to be Thomas Smith, the secretary;
wished for her highness to make book published in the sixteenth cen
her choice there, where her own tury, and almost unknown at the present day. When the earl of Des. self is judge, than to build upon mond (that potent instigator of re. hearsay, and, in so weighty a matter bellion among the Irish) was prison (by marrying an alien-prince) to er in England, A. D. 1572, the buy, as the common proverb is, é pig
in the poke." queen consented to a political reconciliation; and, in observance of the rank and immense power of the earl, and, in consideration of his
Merited and Mercantile Nobility. promising to drive the rebels entirely out of Ireland, she informed One of the former kings of the secretary of her graciously in- France used sometimes to admit a tending to confer some tokens of her merchant to his presence, in conseregard on Desmond, before he left quence of his ability in his profesthe metropolis. Sir Thomas applaud- sion. At length the latter thought it ed this intention, and then the convenient to solicit a patent of noqueen professed her readiness to bility, which was granted him. This bestow on the demi monarch a friece new nobleman soon after presented of silk for his apparel, together with himself at court; but his majesty did some of the current coin of her not deign to pay him the least atkingdom. “ Upon which sir Tho- tention. Upon his inquiring into the mas's judgment was, that, seeing cause of it, he was told that the king the queen would tie the earl to her had observed, that whilst he was a service with a benefit, it should be merchant, he was the first of his done liberally and largely, not profession; but that, since he had grudgingly and meanly. Which, as been made a nobleman, he was of he added, did so disgrace the bene course the last, and no longer worfit, that, instead of love, it many thy of that preference he had formertimes left a grudge behind, in thic ly enjoyed.
Anecdote of sir Christopher Wren On the name of Horatio Nelson.
and king Charles II.
Sir Christopher Wren was a man The following anagram is, per, of small stature. When king Charles haps, the neatest and most pointed
II. came to see the hunting place one extant, and cannot be too gene. he had built at Newmarket, he rally known. The christian and sur
thought the rooms too low. Sir Chris. name of the late hero of the Nile
topher walked about them, and lookand Trafalgar, make exactly the ing up, replied: "Sir, and please following Latin words:
your majesty, I think they are high Honor esi a Nilo.
enough.” The king squatted down
to sir Christopher's height, and Honour is from the Nile.
creeping about in that posture, Thirteen letters, exactly the same
cried: “ Aye, sir Christopher, I as in the name of Horatio Nelson, think they are high enough." which forms a happy coincidence and allusion; for had he been chris.
THE MASKED JEW. tened Horace, or Horatius, the
At one of the masquerades lately anagram could not obtain; and far
given at the Margate theatre, a ther, had he not gained the victory gentleman, who appeared in the of the Nile, it still would have been character of a Jew, came up to an defective; but as it is, it is, perhaps, officer, and asked to purchase his the happiest and most complete that sword. The officer indignantly reover was produced; and it is justly plied: “ Be careful, sir: that sword attributed to the ingenious and will fight of itself." The humorous learned Dr. Burney, of Greenwich. Israelite rejoined: “ That is the Had this anagram been previously sword that just suits you.” discovered, it would have been a motto for his lordship’s arms, equal. MILANESE PIIYSICIAN. ly, if not more in point than the present:
A physician at Milan, who took
care of insane persons, on their be“ Palmam qui meruit ferat.” ing guilty of any irregularity, used "Let him bear the palm who has de.
to have them placed up to the chin, served it."
or knces, in a stinking pond, according to the degrees of their fault.
One of these persons who had unANECDOTE OF REMBRANDT. dergone this discipline, and was Rembrandt, being in want of money, allowed to walk about the yard, and finding his works of heavy vent, meeting a gentleman with his put into the newspapers that he was hounds coming through, he addressdead, and advertised a publick sale ed the sportsman: “ What are those of the finished and unfinished paint dogs for?” “ To catch hares," reings in his house. Crowds flocked to plied the gentleman. “ And what do the auction, eager to possess one of they cost you by the year?” “ Two the last efforts of so great a master. hundred pounds, including servants The meanest sketch sold at a price, and horses.” “ And what is the vawhich entire pictures had never lue of the hares you kill in a twelvefetched before. After collecting the month?” “ About forty pounds, perproceeds, Rembrandt came to life haps, or less," replied ihe gentleman. again; but the Dutch, who resent “ Ride away, then, as fast as you can," improbity even in genius, never said the madman, « for if the doctor would employ him after his resur fiuds you here, you will soon be in rcction.
that pond up in your chin."
FOX-CHASE IN THE STREETS OF sion through Scotch street, Church WHITEHAVEN.
street, Lowther street, and Cross A brace of American foxes, much street, where he sought refuge; but admired for their handsome figure, was opposed in his design by a host and particularly on account of their of damsels. who ever-and-anon branenormous bushy tails, have, for some dished both mofis and brooms at him. time, been kept in Fox-lane, where Twice he made the tour of Church they were properly attended. One street-at last, with about a hundred morning lately, in order that they people at his heels. Thus closely might the more freely receive some pursued, he returned into Mr. Fursustenance that was offered to them, nass's leather-shop, secreting himthey were uncoupled. At this op- self underneath a bale of leather portunity, one of them conceived the where he was taken. On being redesire to take an airing; he sprang stored to his den, he was received past his keeper, and in less than with great joy, and even congratulahalf a minute cleared a wall twelve tion, by his companion. feet high. He made a rapid cxcur
Strows with fresh flowers the narrow way (By James Montgomery.]
In the clear heaven of her delightful eye, There is a land, of every land the pride,
An angel-guard of loves and graces lie; Beloved by heaven o'er all the world be.
Around hier knees domestick duties meet, side;
And fireside pleasures gambol at her feet.. Where brighter suns dispense serener
“Where shall that land, that spot of earth light,
be found ?" And milder moons emparadise the night; Art thou a man?-a patriot ?--look around; A land of beauty, virtue, valour, truth, 0, thou shalt find, howe'er thy footsteps Time-tutored age; and love-exalted
That land thy country, and that spot thy The wandering mariner, whose eye ex home!
BRIDGE, IN THE BLENHEIM.
[By James Montgomery.] that pole;
A vessel sailed from Albion's shore, For in this land of heaven's peculiar grace, To utmost India bound; The heritage of nature's noblest race, Its crest a hero's pendant bore, There is a spot of earth supremely blest, With broad sea-laurels crowned A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest, In many a fierce and noble fight, Where man, creation's tyrant, casts aside Though foiled on that Egyptian night, His sword and sceptre, pageantry and When Gallia's host was drowned, pride,
And Nelson o'er his country's foes, While in his softened looks benignly Like the destroying angel rose.
blend The sire, the son, the husband, father, A gay and gallant company, friend:
With shouts that rend the air, Here woman reigns; the mother, daugh. For warriour-wreaths upon the sea, ter, wife,
Their joyful brows prepare;
UPON THE LOSS OF SIR THONAS TROW
But many a maiden's sigh was sent, Was their unutterable fate;
The song might rise in vain;
In Ocean's deepest, darkest bed With that undaunted company.
The secret slumbers with the dead. The deep, that, like a cradled child, On India's long-expecting strand In breathing, slumber lay,
Their sails were never furled; More warmly blushed, more sweetly Never on known or friendly land, smiled,
By storms their keel was hurled; As rose the kindling day;
Their native soil no more they trod; Through ocean's mirror, dark and clear, They rest beneath no hallowed sodi Keflected skies and clouds appear
Throughout the living world, In morning's rich array;
This sole memorial of their lot The land is lost, the waters glow,
Remains,they were, and they are not. "Tis heaven above, around, below.
The Spirit of the Cape* pursued Majestick o'er the sparkling tide,
Their long and toilsome way; See the tall vessel sail,
At length, in ocean solitude, With swelling wings, in shadowy pride, He sprang upon his prey, A swan before the gale;
“ Havock !" the shipwreck-demon cried, Deep-laden merchants rolle behind; Loosed all his tempests on the tide, -But, fearful of the fickle wind,
Gave all his lightnings play: Britannia's cheek grew pale,
The abyss recoiled before the blast, When, lessening through the flood oflight, Firm stood the seaman till the last. Their leader vanished from her sight.
Like shooting stars, athwart the gloom Oft had she hailed its trophied prow, The merchant-sails were sped; Victorious from the war,
Yet oft, before its midnight doom, And bannered masts, that would not bow,
They marked the high mast head Though riven with many a scar; Of that devoted vessel, tost Oft had her oaks their tribute brought, By winds and foods, now seen, now lost; To rib its fanks with thunder fraught; While every gun-fire spread But late her evil star
A dimmer flash, a fainter roar; Had cursed it on its homeward way, -At length they saw, they heard no more. -" The spoiler shall become the prey.”
There are to whom that ship was dear, Thus warned, Britannia's anxious heart For love and kindred's sake; Throbbed with prophetick wo,
When these the voice of rumour hear', When she beheld that ship depart,
Their inmost heart shall quake, A fair ill-omened show!
Shall doubt, and fear, and wish and grieve, Thus views the mother, through her tears, Believe, and long to unbelieve, The daughter of her hopes and fears, But never cease to ache; When hectick beauties glow
Still doomed in sad suspense, to bear On the frail cheek, where sweetly bloom The hope that keeps alive despair. The roses of an early tomb. No fears the brave adventurers knew;
TWO OF A TRADE. Peril and death they spurned;
A Fisherman one morn displayed Like full-fledged eagles forth they flew; Upon the Steine his net;
Jove's birds, that proudly burned, CORINNA could not promenade,
And 'gan to fume and fret.
The fisher cried: “Give o'er the spleen, O’er the blue waste of wave to spy
We both are in one line: A Gallick ensign in the sky.
You spread your nets upon the Steine,
Why may not I spread mine? But not to crush the vaunting foe,
Two of a Trade can ne'er agree, In combat on the main,
"Tis that which makes you sore; Nor perish by a glorious blow,
I fish for fut-fish in the sea, In mortal triumph slain,
And you upon the shore.” The Cape of Good Hope, formerly called the Cape of Storms. See Camoens's Lasjad, book v.
A MODERN LOVE SONNET. Than nectar of the gods--a choicer treat MORE fragrant far than musk or berga. Than rich deserts when we at Bentley's
dine; mot, Or Seville's golden fruit the sense that
Or all the odours of perfumer's shop draws,
Which hail the sense while passing each Or May dew in the morning early got,
gay street; Or milk of roses in a China vase,
And still more delicate than mutton chop, Is Mary's balmy breath!—more passing The neck, the lips, the cheeks of ber I
claim Her mien; herair more sprightly is and gay My beauteous fair; and yet plain Poll's
her name. Than Champagne sparkling, or
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