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road he bad taken, but they thought country, for they treat Moors very it was that toward Madrid. Poor scurvily; I that am speaking to you Amurat hastened to Madrid, describing have narrowly escaped broiling by the all the way the persons he was in boly Inquisition. Therefore, instead search of; but he gained only vague of returning to Grenada, let us disguise and unsatisfactory answers. On his ourselves, which we can easily do, for arrival at Castille, he heard that his I have in the havresack that you see on .. countrymen had lost a great battle. my shoulders, a dress that I intended Too full of bis own misfortunes to for a present to the Minstrel, to render think of his country, he pursued his him propitious to my love, and another road. On his way he overtook a sort that I had bought for bis adorable of Moorish Esquire, near a ravine, cry- daughter. You shall put on the first, ing most bitterly, while two fine Anda- and I will dress myself in the second, Jusian mares were feeding quietly be- when, mounting these two mares, we side him. It was Sabaoth himself, may traverse all Spain in security ; the who had witnessed the death of the holy brotherhood will not touch you, Zegris, commander of the Moors, and and I may perhaps overtake Eraestine," his good master.

“ I agree to your proposal," answered Amurat approached him, and asked Sabaoth,“ for, after all, it is better to be him the same questions he had done to a wanderer and vagabond than burnt." all he met: “Sir," said he, “have We are concerned to leave our two you seen an old thin man playing on Moors in the plains of Castille, but the the bagpipe, accompanied by an old monastery of Vaucelles recalls us. We woman, two young boys, and a girl had left Ernestine with her mother, more beautiful than all the infantas of and said, that this unfortunate girl the world ?” “Aye, that I have,” could not eradicate from her beart the replied Sabaoth sobbing, “at a dis- shaft which love had fixed there. She tance, the eve of the battle we have was ignorant of that formidable power just lost. I am well acquainted with that triumphs over reason in spite of that old bagpiper you speak of, and he ourselves, which we wish, and wish ought to remember me, for I have of- not to conquer, which effaces all other ten given him many a bearty thrasb- sentiments of the soul, which exists and ing in the stables of my last worthy renews itself by its own force, and will defunct master at Grenada. I have not allow us to have another thought, also some claim on his gratitude, for I and which subjects us to a forment at made bim a physician, and so able a once pleasing and painful, whereof cold one, that he attended my master. It hearts can have no idea. was, however, fortunate for him, that Such was the volcano that inflamed during his attendance I was occupied the soul of Ernestine; such the deity, in the stables, and was ignorant of his who, in the midst of pains, procured audacity in pretending to be doctor to her delights; such the demon that was a Zegris. I would have taught him tearing her heart to pieces. what a stable boy was to a groom. What could the wife of the Minstrel But, be assured, that I have seen him do in such a case? She had had inpass by, and he had in fact with him trigues, and a variety of adventures, two women and two children, but in but they are only the simulation of so miserable a condition, that both love. Her daughter seemed to her Moors and Christians allowed him to mad, which is the usual name in differcontinue his road uomolested, on ac- ence give to that passion, and she con. count of his misery. I am not so for- sidered as a weakness, what is the tunate, which is the cause of my weep- strongest power in nature. She rea. ing, for my road is intercepted, and I soned and argued, during which, Ercanoot return again to Grenada with: Destine sighed and wept. There was out risk of being taken; you also will no other remedy for her disorder than run the same chance." Amurat re- the disorder itself. Besides, to bring plied, “Sir Squire, you are right in back an impassioned heart from its feariag being made a prisoner in this wanderings, the person who attempts

it should be pure, without which, no spect ladies in my songs. I was thus one has a right to talk of virtue, and very unjustly punished; for, a few the mother of Ernestine had lost that minutes afterwards, my brother piper right over her daughter. Too happy arrived, ignorant of what had befallen Minstrel! during this time thou wast me, and seating himself near to the forgetful in the hall of guests, of all same bush, wherein the couple had past troubles, and one pleasant balf again hid themselves as if nothing had hour effaced the remembrance of sixty bappened, began to chant forth the years of misery. Why should we seek happiness of a gallant rose that on the happiness in the upper ranks of life, breast of beauty doth repose, &c. &c. in opulent fortunes, or in a multipli- At these sounds, which, in good truth, city of pleasures ? It is not even to be were not a whit more harmonious than found in mutual love, and consists mine, the loving couple quitted the solely in indifference.

bush, praised most bighly the ArdenThe Minstrel was very communica- nois, and gave him twenty pieces of tive of every adventure he had had. gold, saying, “Ah! this is what may He related one which certainly proves be called a gallant Minstrel, not like that the good and evil things of this to that other low brud fellow with his world are distributed somewhat like a indecent songs.' lottery. He had met at Poictiers an- “Now, Sir Steward, I appeal to other bagpiper from the Ardennes, you," continued the Miostrel, “if I where a troubadour bad taught each bad had any wicked intention in thus the same tune, but adapted to differo pronouncing the word, which assured ent words. Alas! the recompence ly I had not; did I sing any thing each received was very different. Ua- very different from what the Ardenderneath are the words that fell to the nois had done? see how different our lot of our unfortunate Minstrel : rewards were, and then let any one First Couplet.

talk to me of justice on this earth.

The lady indeed was of noble birth, A vos agneaux,

and brilliant as mine own country A vos Agnelles

rose, and the knight a prince of France, D'aller bondir:

whose fleur-de-lis adorned his superb Gai, Pastourtaux.

shield. Without knowing it, the Second Couplet.

Ardennois had flattered two noble

lovers, whilst I, as ignorantly, had ofTems de vieillesse

fended them. He received gold, and Est teins de plours: Sur la Condrette

I blows. May I not therefore assert, Gai Troubadours."

that there is only good and evil luck There were also other verses in the in the world ?” This indeed was most song ending with

evident in the family of the Minstrel ;

for, in spite of the various evils he had Du Dieu lutin

met with in his career, bis philosophy Et du Butin."

bad caused him to be recompensed by “ And you will please to renti, ," gavety; he still laughed, and laughed said the Minstrel, “that I pronounc i, although on the brink of the grave, after my country fashion, the B like to wbilst his unfortunate daughter was P; but from what bas since happened pining away with love in the spring of to me, I have taken good care to im- life. Let us imitate this economy of prove my pronunciation. You must pleasures and pains which is scattered know then, that as I was singing this through our passage here below, air one day under the shade of a tree, every thing invites us. and pronouncing the word Butin very The whole monastery was delighted indecently, a lady started out from bee with the Minstrel. The Cambresian hind some bushes, inflamed with rage, could no longer quit bim ; the steward attended by a handsome knight, who had taken a liking to him ; and the ordered their varlets to beat me sound- Lord Ab bot, desirous of retaining him iy, to teach me, as they said, to red at Vaucelles, said to him, "are you

* Gai Pastoureaux,
Gai Pastourelles ;

Laissez Loisir

Gai, Pastourelles,

Tems de jeunesse
Est tems d'amours;

Viens Bergerette,

« De la fougere,

De la Bergere

VOL. 4.]

The Minstrel of Bruges.-Guy of Warwick.

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1995 so anxious to carry your bones to Bru- one went to the belfry and rang the

pages, that we cannot keep you here?” bells for more than two hours, wbile wats 911 “ No, truly," replied the piper, “I the other broke three rakes that same praa! of : am no way desirous to return to Bru- evening on the garden walks. ting t.3" ges, where I have neither friend nor Here then was our vagabond family wheres a relation, nor house nor home ; and I fixed, and tolerably well established ; unseres .was only returning thither, because I they were all contented excepting Er=922 to ce knew not where else to lay my head.” nestine alone, whose melancholy ina za 2018. The abbot continued, "You play creased with the noisy pleasures that Luv wonderfully well on the pipes, do you surrounded her. All foreign joy an

st think you could blow the Serpent of noys the wretched, for joy is not the au mae te the monastery ? ours is just dead, and lot of an impassioned heart, and it is Pingo I offer you his place." "He who in the season of roses, that chagrin

Tout banget pretends to know most, knows least,” makes the deepest wounds. It was in e biz e answered the Minstrel; “in truth I vain that the Minstrel exerted bimself

Aby us, I am capable of being a most excellent to rouse his daughter from that state ea de serpent to the abbey chapel, and you of languor which was consuming her ;

cor breddits shall see to-morrow how I will make in vain did this good-natured fellow, E' its roofs resound. But what will be- now sufficiently master of the serpent, egou come of my wife, my daughter, and resume bis pipes every Sunday and and the Vie my two brats ?” “We will take feast-day, to make the girls of the enprinted in charge of you all here,” said the abbot ; virons dance ; in vain he intreated his he was “your wife shall be cook to the visitors, daughter to join them ;-dancing tired de les your daughter, femine de chambre to her, and the Morisco airs, which her TOD :

the ladies that may come to partake of father played so wondrous well, brought se hat our hospitality, and your two boys shall back bitter recollections, and increased

ring the bells, and rake the walks of her melancholy. juste a

our garden.” “You talk like Saint She performed her office of femme
Bernard, your glorious patron,” replied de chambre so much to the satisfaction
the Minstrel, transported with joy. of those ladies and damsels that came
The old woman was made acquainted to Vaucelles, that all of them felt a
with this arrangement, and consented to friendship, and thought her manners
it, although she did not pique herself on much superior to her situation.
being an excellent cook. The situation Her sweetness of temper was upal-
of femme de chambre was rather hu- terable, and, contrary to the common
miliating 10 Ernestine, but as it was no course of things, her misery did not

great fatigue, she accepted of it. The affect her good humour. Shall she be Toth little boys were so enchanted with then for ever the only one to whom

their employment, that they wished life is become a burden in this happy to enter on their business instantly ; monastery?

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ORIGIN OF SIGNS OF INNS, 8c.

From the Gentleman's Magazine.
THE DUN cow,

Butler, in his inimitable "Hudibras,"
N OT an unusual sigo, may in some alludes to this combat in his account of
I instances have been adopted from Tolgol, one of the warriors of the Bear
the victory ascribed in our old Roman- and Fiddle :
ces to that most valorous chieftain, Guy

" Who was of that poble trade, Earl of Warwick, over an enormous

Which demi-gods and be roes made, duo cow that once in fested Dunsmore Slaughter and knocking on the head, heath, near Dun-church in Warwick The trade to which they all were bred,

And is, like others, glorious when
sbire, where certainly, in memory of

"Tis great and large, but base if mean :
this achievement, one of the present inns The former rides in triumph for it,
is koown by this appellation.

The latter in a two-wheel'd chariot

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For daring to profane a thing

At tilt from his proud steed Duke Otton threw'st to So sacred as vile bunglinga

ground, He many a boar and huge dun cow,

And with th' invalued prize of Blanch the beauteDid, like another Guy, o'erthrow;

ous crown'd But Guy, with hira in fight compar'd,

(The Almain Emperor's heir) ligh acts didst there Had like the boar or dun cow fur'd.

atchieve ;

As Lovain thou again didst valiantly relieve, The original of Butler's Tolgol is Thou in the Soldan's blood thy worthy sword in said to have been a butcher in New bru'dst. gate market, who was afterwards made And then in single fight great Amerant subda'dst.

Twas thy Herculean hand, which happily destroy'd a captain for his bravery at Naseby. That Dragon which so long Northumberland as

The Tatler, in a humorous passage noy'd upon diet, No. 148. says, “ I need not And slew that cruel Boar, which waste our wood

lands laid, go up so high as the bistory of Guy w

Whose tusks turn'd up our tilths, and dens in meadEarl of Warwick, who is well known"

ows made, to have eaten up a dun cow of his own Whose shoulder-blade remains at Coventry till dow; killing.”

And at our humble sute,did quell that monstrous roe, This renowned hero flourished in the

in the The passengers that us'd from Dunsmore to affright

Of all our English, yet, О most renowned knight, reign of Athelstan, before whom, in SIO- That Colebrand overcams't ; at whose amazing gle combat at Winchester in 934, he fall slew Colbrand the Goliath of the Danes. The Danes remor'd their camp from Winchester's

sieg'd wall. He is said afterwards to have retired to my

Thy statue Guy's cliff keeps, the gazer's eye to the cell, called Guy's cliff, near War-**

please, wick, adjoining the present seat of Ber- Warwick, thy mighty arins, thou English Hertie Greathead, Esq. where he passed the remainder of his life as a hermit. It is most probable that the sign of and was there buried. There is still the Dun cow became generally fashionremaining a gigantic statue of him erect- able in the reign of Heary VII. as it ed by Richard Beauchamp Earl of was an armorial bearing of the RichWarwick in the chantry at Guy's cliff, mond family. which Beauchamp built, and in which

THE DRAGON. John Rous, the Warwickshire historian, The dragon was the ensign of the was a priest. Several peices of rusty ar- famous British Prince Cadwallader, mour, and a large iron boiler, are shewn and borne by his descendants the Printo the credulous multitude, at the por- ces of Wales. The name of the father ter's lodge of Warwick castle, as hav- of the renowned Arthur was Uther ing been part of the accoutrements and Pepdragon, which signifies “ wonder. the porridge pot of this fainous cham- ful supreme leader." pion. His exploits are thus facetiously 'A dragon was emblazoned on the related by Huddesford in his tale of standard of Richard King of the Ro“ Old Wyschard,” in the “ Wiccami- mans (who perhaps assumed it, as Earl cal Chaplet.”

of Cornwall, in compliment to the CorBy gallant Guy of Warwick slain

nish Britons), and was captured, togethWas Colbrand, that gigantic Dane ;

er with himself and his brother Heury Nor could this desperate champion daunt

III. by Simon de Montfort Earl of LeiA dun cow bigger than elephant; But he, to prove his courage sterling,

cester, general of the associated Barons, His whyniard in her blood innbrued,

at the battle of Lewes, May 14, 1264. He cut from her enormous side a sirloin,

Baroes tells us that at the battle of CresAnd in his porridge-pot her brisket stewid, Then butcher'd a wild boar, and ate him barbecued. SY: August 20,

sy, August 26, 1346, Philip de Valois,

** King of France, displayed the great Drayton, in the 13th Song of his and holy standard of that nation, called “ Polyolbion," thus enumerates the the Oriðambe, which indicated his inprincipal victories ascribed to him in tention to refuse quarter to his enemies; romance :

and Edward III. unfolded his banner “ To thee renowned Knight,continua) praise we owe, of the burning Dragon, which portenAnd at thy hallow'd tomb thy yeariy obits shew; ded a like intention. Consequently not Who, thy dear Phillis' name and eountry to advance, Left'st Warwick's wealthy sent, and sailing into

: a prisoner was taken though there were France,

slain nearly 40,000 men.

Vol. 4.] Green Dragon-Duke's Head-Arctic Islander in London. 385

Moser notices the present Green of the last war pulled down his old sign Dragon Ion in Bishopsgate-street, Lon- and put up that of the Queen of Hundon, as retaioing maoy vestiges of anti- gary. Under the influence of her red quity,

and golden sceptre, he continued to sell THE DUKE's head. THE OLD DUKE. ale, till she was no longer the favourite

I observe in Cary's Itinerary three of his customers; be changed her, thereposting houses (viz. at Lynn Regis, fore, some time ago for the King of Wacton, aad Walton) distinguished Prussia, who may probably be changed by the former sign ; and I have myself in turn for the next great man that shall seen public houses denominated by the be set up for vulgar admiration." latter. The Craftsman, No. 623, says, William Augustus, second son of “ Whoever passes through the towns George II. was born at Leicester-house in England, and will give himself the 1721 ; created Duke of Cumberland, trouble to take notice of the signs, will 1726 ; appointed Colonel of the first fiad bravery the darling inclination of regiment of Foot-guards,1742; promothe whole people. He that contrives ted to the rank of Major-general; the most heroic sign is sure of the most wounded at the victory of Dettingen custom. Some hang out the heads of under the Earl of Stair ; aud further great commanders, such as Monk, Marl- advanced to the rank of Lieutenantborough, or Ormond, according to their general, 1743; appointed Captain Gedifferent principles.” Of the dukes of neral, of the army in Flanders, and Albertsarle and Ormood, I suppose that lost the battle of Fontenoy, 1745 ; denow not a single sign remains; and I feated Prince Charles Stuart at Culloknow not of any public house that yet den ; retains a representation even of the “Yet when the rage of battle ceas'd Duke of Marlborough, though of later . The vietor's soul was not appeas'd : date and more distinguished merit (but

The naked and forlorn must feel

Devouring flames and murdering steel thore are many which exhibit the arms

The pious mother, doom'd to death, of the present noble family); for the . Forsaken wanders on the beath; inns called “the Old Duke," that I The bleak wind whistles round her head, have seen, are decorated with the por

Her helpless orphans cry for bread;

Bereft of shelter, food, and friend, trait of William of Cumberland. This

She views the shades of night descend; sign, to which I shall now confine myself And stretch'd beneath the inclement skies, is becoming rare, whilst almost every Weeps o'er her tender babes, and dies, town proudly exbibits the likenesses of our brave Dukes of York and Welling. For this, his only victory, he had ton, of whom I intend giving a short L25,000 per ann, added to his ineome, account under their respective titles. 1746 : Lost the battle of Lafelot, 17 47; Thus Goldsmith begins his 8th Essay: defeated at Hasteobach, and signed the “ An ale-house keeper near Isliogion, ignominious Convention of Closterwho had long lived at the sign of the seven, 1757 ; died and was buried in French King, upon the commencement Westminster abbey, 1765.

SMOLLETT.

AN ARCTIC ISLANDER IN LONDON.
(BY THE AUTHOR OF LEGENDS OF LAMPIDOSA.]

To the Editor of the European Magazine. Sir M Y correspondent on board the communication, he had persuaded one IV Isabella, whose Journal afforded of the natives to accompany him on some extracts for your Magazine, sent board, and congratulated himself very only a short letter by bis majesty's ship cordially on his safe return to his ship, the Majestic, which arrived last month when he found the ice which had been with des patches from the Arctic navi. mistaken for a part of the continent, was gators. It informed me, that on leav- only one of those bergs, or islands, ing the colony mentioned in his former which change their places continually,

SA ATHEN EU Y. Vol. 4.

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