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were once placed statues of the Virgin Mary, esiate, he determined to shew no partiality to and twelve Apostles, of solid silver, gilt. These i either. He repaired tv York, taking with him have been taken away; and, bad the whole the horn, out of which he usually drank, and cathedral been built of the same materials, filling it with wine, he knelı down before the not one ounce would have remained upon an altar, drank it off, and piously defrauded then other. The other seven sides are alike. They both, by giving the horn, with all his posses. each contain six marble seats, arched over the sions, to God and St. Peter; and leaving, as top. Above these runs gallery of stone, so was customary in these cases, the dignitaries exquisitely carved, that to have an idea of it, of the church executors and residuary legatees. it must be seen. The sculptor's workmanship 1. They have found this suinmary way of convey. Fas formerly covered with painting aud gild- ; ing an estate as good as twenty skins of parching, now almost obliterated by time. Above ment and forty thousand words. The horn is the gallery each of the seven sides contains a made of an elephant's tooth, and has a broad noble window. Ju this room the business of band of metal round it, on which different tbe church should be transacted; but, on ac figures are rudely engraved. Its original or. count of the damp, its commanding officers naments were of gold; but they shared the adjourn to the council-room, or inner vestry, fate of the Virgin Mary and the twelve Aposand this is only used on great occasions. tles. What that business is, is unknown to the pro. In a room leading to the vestry, I saw two phane. The attendants are sworn to secrecy,
ancient half.circular chests, whose iron binges aud i he guide looked as if it was not his place spread over the lids, like stalks ard flowers. I to conjecture.
inquired their use; and was told they had 'In the vestry I was shewn a thread-bare pall formerly contained the treasure and valuable of gold tissue, which was carried over James 1. utensils of the church. They are now said to wben at York;, a pastoral staff of silver, in be empty; or filled only with rubbish. The tended to decorate a Catholic Archbishop, in sacred chalices, mitres, and copes, having perthe reign of James II. and several rings, taken || haps been plundered by infidels, and some from the fingers of different Archbishops, wben other place found for the money. their tombs were opened in the year 1736 If the revenues of the Cathedral make rich The dates of the reigns are 1259, 1315, 1423, 1 clergyınen, the number of other churches in 1476, and 1544. Two of them have each a York make poor. The Rectory of St. Dennis, single ruby,
Walmgate, is only twenty-three pounds a But, above all, I was shewn the famous horn year; and a part of it arises from the rents of of Ulphus, King of the western part of Divra ; small houses, torn from the bowels of the poor, the title-deed by which the church holds lands and half swallowed upin repairs. of great value to this day. The two sons of Ulpbus quarrelling about the succession to his
(To be continued.)
THE SPEAKING COMB.
TRANSLATED FROM THE NEW FRENCH PUBLICATION OF M. BAILLIE, ENTITLED
" CONTES A MA FILLE
(Concluded from Vol. II. Page 310.)
This new scene overpowered our young The public disapprobation was so general and satirist with remorse and confusion. The ex so strong, that Madame St. Mareel fearing to pression wbich the noble stranger had thrown excite disturbance, and willing to profit by into his last words, t be tears wbich fell from this occasion, to make her daugbter sensible the eyes of his daughter, who was as lovely as of all the danger of this fatal habit, went sud. she was modest, drew the attention of every denly out of the garden of the Thuilleries, one, and excited the curiosity of all who were inwardly protesting that she would never Dear them. All loudly approved of the re again take her there, and no more expose hermonstrance of the stranger, pitied the daugh. || self to see her driven out with ignominy. ter for the insult she had received, and mur This adventure made a deep impression mored against the impertinent young person, | upon Caroline; a dead silence and a deep who appeared scarce arrived at her frøt bloom. Il reverie sncceeded. to her brilliant sallies, and
No. XV. Vol. III.-V. S.
to the cutting and malicious words with which decency of deportment becoming your age and her speech was wont to abound. She felt, for
sex, aud that you will not expose me to those the first time, how dangerous it is to laugh at humiliations wbich already, so often you bare others, and that self-love, once offended, verer made me endure." forgives. Madame St. Mareel perceived with “O manuna,” replied Caroline, “I have joy, that her daughter began to commune with suffered too much myself, that I should again herself, but well convinced that she needed | bazard the least expression to wound another; some keener punishment to cure her entirely, the adventure of the concert and the old man she profited by a favourable opportunity that at the Thuilleries, will never be effaced from presented itself, to execute the plan sie bad
my memory. I will not dissemble so far, howformed.
ever, as to say, that the habit of criticising M. St. Mareel had been for several mouths
every thing which presents itself to my eyes, at Vienna; he had saved the life of an Arch
is yet entirely destroyed; and I often check a duchess, who had fallen from her horse in a
thousand pleasantries, which are ready to hunting party, and bad received a deep wound
in spite of myself; but I hope that in her head. This celebrated surgeon being time, your counsels, and the firm resolution I present at the chace, with the French An
have taken, will entirely destroy that cruel bassador, had the happiness to raise up the mania, which I am sensible will, in the end, young Archduchess; and gave a fresh proof of render me odious to every one, and unworthy his rare taleuts, by avoiding the painful opera- || the title of your daughter." tion of trepanning, to which she seemed doom Madame St. Mareel made no reply to this cd. At the tiine the Archduchess fell, a golden effusion of her daughter, otherwise than by comb, enriched with diamonds, became un pressing her to her bosom, aud giving her a fastened from her long fair hair; and being thousand kisses. She then began herself to picked up by M. St. Mareel, he was desirous
fasten up the tresses of her five hair; but inof restoring it to her :-"Keep it," said the stead of tberich comb that her husband had Archduchess," as a mark of my acknowledge | sent ber, she substituted another, somewhat ment; and permit me to add to it the set to like it, and placed it on the head of her daughwhich this comb belongs. In offering a part Instead of the row of diamonds on the of iny diamonds to your lady, of whom I bave former, might be read on the top, in diamonds often heard you speak in such highrterms, de also, very distinctly traced out on a black sire her, Sir, never to wear them without ground: -"Wicked tongue!" Soon after, thinking on her whom you have so ably suc- l they got into their carriage, and went to the coured, and who owes her life to your skill.” Opera; where they placed themselves in the
M. St. Mareel lost no time in sending his middle of the orchestra. No sooner was Carowife this rich set of jewels; which coneisted of || live seated, than'she remarked she drew the earrings, a necklace, and the above mentioned
eyes of several persons towards her; she eonh Madame St. Mareel, who, for some
thought immediately, that it was the usual time, had worn her hair cropt, kept for herself | effect of the richness and splendour of her the earrings and necklace, and offered the comb; but she soon heard repeated from all comb to Carolione; saying to her, “ Although sides,“ wicked tongue!"-She looked around this present is unsuitable to your years, yet I her, not being able to divine tbat it was her. hope you will often wear it, and procure toe self-wbo'was spoken of. The more she lurned the pleasure of fastening up your long tresses, her head, the more she heard repeated, from which you know I have always taken care of every part, what had first struck her ear. She myself."
now no longer doubted but that she was the Caroline, delighted to possess so precious and object of the public scuro: she blushed, the brilliant a jewel, did not fail to adorn herself tears started into her eyes, and not being able with it when she went out with her mother.
to stay where she was, she proposed to her What especially flattered her vanity, was to mother to go into a box; pretending that she see the eyes of every one fixed on this splendid I did not feel the orchestra confortable, and comb, and admiring its elegance and lustre. they should ace much better. They both Madame St. Mareel whose head was always went out; Caroline gave her arm to her mo. occupied in giving her daughter a lesson of the ther, and sought out a box. As she passed highest insportance, which every circumstaucetbrough the lobbies, she had the anguish of rendered now indispensible, proposed one day hearing several young people of most elegant to go to the Opera, to see a new ballet of appearance repeat, as they looked at her, the Gardel's :-which drew together all Paris, “I fatal inscription, which they read on her bope," said she, “that you will observe that I head: she traversed the tyring rooms,-ke
same punishment every where. At length she || her daughter bad made her order her coach to sheltered herself in a box, where thinking her be drawn up; The moment that they were self secure from farther bumiliation, and find- stepping into it, Caroline again heard se peating herself alone with her mother, she gave ed, “wicked tongue !" herself up to despair. “I must then," said During their ride her grief kuew no bounds: sbe, bursting into tears, “ have drawn ou my- | she never ceared inıploring the pardon, the self the hatred and contempt of every one. clemency of her mother, and confessiog that. Oh! how I repent my foolish raillery! and she was unworthy of her care and tenderness: bow severely am I punished !""
then throwing herself on her bosom, she let Madame St. Mareel, prodigal of her kinduess fall a shower of tears. Madame St. Mareel and condulements, inwardly enjoyed the suc was at that moment going to confers to her cess of her enterprise. As they both con daughter the stratagem that she had employ-versed on the fatal effects of satire, and ou the ed; but fearing to destroy its salutary effeci, juevitable chagrin it gives to those who exer. she feigned to approve her resolutions, and cise it, a lady, whose outward appearance an- | profiting by the moment when the fine hair of nounced opulence and the first fashion, came Caroline was in disorder from her extreme and placed herself in the same box, with two agitation, she took out the speaking comb and young persons whose superior manners were adroitly-substituted that which M. St. Mareel proof of a finished educatiun. Caroline, for had sent her, and which she had kept envelop. i be first time in her life, found nothing to ed in her bandkerchief. By these means the eriticise in these three ladies. The mother young satirist, is taking out the rich comb, . appeared as gentle as she was well informed, which was so dear to her, was far from sus.. and her two daughters seemed amiable and peeting the effect which the other had promodest. Already the incorrigible satirist found duced. Faithful to the resolution she had : how much sweeter it was to praise than to formed, she was a long time before she appearblame; already she bad praised these three ed again in any circle; and occupied herself unknown persons to Madame St. Mareel; only in correcting ber habits and reforming already she expressed a desire to enter into her character : in a word, sbe became as mild conversation with them; when she heard the and good-uatured as she bad hitherto been eldest of the two sisters say in a low voice to satirical and formidable. It was near a year the other, “wicked tongue !" jogging her after, that Madame St. Mareel, secure in, as . elbuw at the same time. Caroline, as if slun- much as she was rejoiced at, the conquest : ued by tbis last blow, which she was far from | Caroline had gained over herself, shewed her expecting, and not being able any longer to the happy instrument of so desired a change, stay in the box, where she was quite overcome and confessed to her all the chagrin she had with shame and grief, went out with her mo the fortitude to support and endure herself, to ther, without daring to lift her eyes towards crush and destroy for ever so fatal a propen. the young people, who looking at her again, sity, which would bave been the misery of her. made their mother read the inseription, who life. repeated in her turn those two heart-rending Caroline, so far from reproaching her mo. words which Caroline heard from all sides. ther with the bumiliations which the speaking
“I see plainly," said she to Madame St. comb had caused her tu suffer, promised to Mareel, “ that I have lost the public esteem, \ preserve it always, pledging hersell, that she and that every one points at me. Let us re
would put it on her head the first time the tire, mamma; let me save myself from this least malice or sarcasm escaped her. But this iusupportable torture.--Oh! how the words promise was needless · Caroline, who had enwhich issued from the lips of those charming joyed the charms of mildness and moderation persons have afflicted me!--It is over with for one year, contracted the precious habit ; : me, I never can appear again in company: 1 she appeared again in the world more witty, must quit the world for ever! Come, mamma,
and ipore amiable than befure. . Instead of: let us regain our carriage; Ilanguish to be at hearing repeated, as she was fulluked, the bome-capvot breathe-am in agony." cruel device of the speaking comb, she receiv..
Madame St. Mareel, sustaining Caroline, ed from every quarter, felicitations of the flatoverpowered by the restraint that she experi- tering kind; and whether slie appeared in enced, and by the tears she was obliged to sup- crowded parties, or at the public spectacles, press, descended the grand stair-case of the the concerts or public walks, she was only Opera House, pretending to the people who | pointed out by the appellation of the beautifika surrounded her, that a sudden indisposition of and excellent.
DELIA DOLEFUL.-OR AN OLD MAID'S FRUITLESS SEARCH AFTER
birth, however, made her more prudent; the You must know that I am one of those Viscount paid my father's debts, and my ill-starred beings whom the world styles old mother, from that time, confined herself maids; and for the last ten years my temper to such amusements as her husband's mo. has been gradually soured by the various derale fortune enabled her to procure. mortifications that odious appellation has ex But Mrs. Doleful took care literally to fol. posed me to.
Heaven knows it is not my low the ironical advice of a celebrated writer, fault that I am stigmatized with it; I have “ Never to subinit with a good grace, for she tried every possible means to get rid of it; took sufficient care to make my father sea. from the age of sixteen to the present hour, sible of the value of those sacrifices that I have been constantly engaged in some ma she made to prudence, since she rerwinded trimonial speculation or other ; but alas ! him of them every hour in the day. For a Mr. Editor, I was doomed to find your sex short time, her querulous temper was a great “Blind, insensible, and blind" to iny inany annoyanee to Mr. Doleful, but he soon got perfections. Egotism apart, I have been accustomed to it, and, “ it is a great pity, to thought handsome (Oh! how mortifying it is be sure my dear; I am sensible of your co speak in the past tense on such an occa prudence, my love," were the only replies sion), and I was universally allowed to pos that he ever made to her incessaut com.' sess sense, and good humour; yet, amongst plaints. my numerous adnuirers, I never met with one
My mother had been very pretty, and she generous enough to disregard my want of for.
was sensible of the value of beauty, for in tune. Though several have acknowledged her days it was not estimated so lightly as at that that was the only reason that induced
present. I resembled her in person, and she them to decline leading me to the altar of frequently declared, that I should not be Hymen.
thrown away as she had been, for that she My father, the Hon. Doolittle Doleful, was had no doubt, with a little management, of the youngest son of Lord Viscount Never
seeing me splendidly married. What manage. move. The family of Doleful is one of the
ment might bave done for me, I know not, as most ancient and restpectable in England; my mother did not live to try the effects of but Lord Nevermove was not rich, and at an it, for I was but little turned of fifteen wben early age, my father was obliged to make I had the misfortne to lose her. choice of either the law or the gospel. From From the description I have given you of an hereditary indolence of temper, Mr. Dole. my father's temper, you may naturally supful felt inclined to give the preference to the pose, that bis house was not a very pleasant church; but just before he was ordained, an residence for a gay giddy girl; and when my offer was made him of a place under govern grief for my mother began to subside, I re. ment; the salary indeed was small, but then solved tu get married as soon as I could ; but he had only to attend to the duties of his it was, in my opinion, indispensably veces. situation about two hours in tbe year. Lord sary that the man whom I honoured with my Nevermove had in his gift bigb ecclesiastical land, shunid be possessed buth of rank and preferment, but as it could not be obtained
wealth, for I had a great inclination to fulfil on quite such easy terms, Mr. Doleful gave up my mother's predictions, and to marry splen. the hopes of a mitre, aud accepted the post didly if I could; but before I had quite at. offered hiin.
tained my sixteenth year, I had (as I cun. Shortly after he had done so, he married, and
ceived) a fair chance of becoming a Countess. never surely was there a greater contrast in
The Earl of Delborough visited my father ou temper and disposition, than my father and
business, I was present, and I saw with pleamother. Quit was, in bis opinion, the sum sure that his Lordsip regarded me with partimum bonum of human happiness, and in her's,
cular attention, and when I afterwards learned it was the bane of every joy; not a moment's from my father that he had invited himself to respite from dissipation could she allow her. take a friendly dinner with us, very soon my self, and her active course of life soon pluuged heart brobbed with the idea that was the her husband into pecuniary difficulties. My
maguet that drew him to our house; nor was
I mistakeo, his Lordship's visits became very smitten with
neither the person, frequent, and though they were generally manners, nor temper of Sir Harry were ex. made under the pretence of business with Mr. |actly such as I should have liked in a husDolefol; yet it was very evident that this was band; but he was rich, and gold, like charity, merely pretence, and that they were intended hides a multitude of faults. His admiration solely to me. In a short time the professions of me was evident, and from the buisterous of admiration with wbich he addressed me be manner in which he expressed it, my friends came more tender and passionate; he never, it had no doubt that he dieant to make me prois true, mentioned marriage, but I did not for posals ; I was of the sanie opinion myself, and a moment suppose that his inteutions were for a little time I could not make up my mind disbonourable, and I lovked forward with to accept them; at last his title and fortune delight to becoming in a sbort time Countess | prevailed, and in spite of my aversion to him, of Delborough.
I resolved to honour him with my hand when. From this blissful dream I was awakened in a ever be thouglit proper to ask for it in form. manner the most unpleasant. One morning. In a short time he made his proposals, and I that the Earl had been more than commonly graciously referred him to my papa, to whom warm in tbe professions of everlasting love, I he immediately wrote. My father, who was ventured to intimate that I could not with highly pleased with the match, readily gave propriety listen to bim without the sanction bis consent, but signifying at the same tiine, of my father's approbation ; it is astonishing that he could not have any fortune till his what an effect these few words produced ; demise ; Sir Harry was with me when the the rapturous expressiou that animated his letter was delivered to him, and on reading it, countenaace vanished in an instant, aud for he retired rather abrupily; the next morning some minutes au awkward silence took place I was surprised by an unusually early visit on both sides; at last bis Lordship broke it, by froin him, and after silting for some minutes, a declaration, " that he loved, nay adored me; twirling his thumbs, and beating the devil's but he had unfortunately impaired bis estate tattoo, be favoured me with the following by some youthful extravagancies, and it was elegant harangue. on that account absolutely necessary for bim “ I had a letter from your father yester. lu marry a woman of large fortune; but day, Miss, and I can't say but that I am though his hand might be another's, his heart monstrous sorry to give up the thoughts of must ever be mine aud mine only; aud if it was making you my Lady Hearty ; but this yous possible for me generously to conseut to be his see is the case, I live up to every farthing I've on those terms that he had in his power to got, and so did all my family before me; now, offer me, I might command his fortuve, and if I was to marry yon, without a fortune, and tbat the world should for ever be kept in igno we were to bave a family, I must part with rance 01-"
my stud and my bounds, for I could not maintI did not allow him to finish his speech. tain children, and keep them tov; and withHust as I was at his ungenerous conduct, I out hurses and dogs what's a mau's life good had resolution to conceal my chagrin, and for? I look upon you, Miss, to be a monstrous I dismissed him with the contempt he dea sensible young lady, and therefore I hope served.
that there's no offence, for I'm sure I mean In a very short time after this adventure, I none; but I can't think of marrying any wo. went to spend a few months in the country, man without tortune, and that is the plain at ibe bonse of a distant relation of my truth of the matter ; besides, if I did, we could father's. I left London with considerable re Wever be bappy together.” gret, and during the wbole of my journey I “ That I sincerely believe, Sir," (interrupt. murmured jacessantly at being thus hurried ed I, “and I only wish this explanation had alire among savages, for I did not suppo-e sooner taken place, thank Heaven, however, that the inhabitants of Oakly Hall were much it is not too late, since pot fur worlds would I better, and the rough courtesy with which I be your wife.” was welcomed, served to confirm my opinion. “ Hoity-tuity!" (cried be), “this is a pretty The night of my arrival I wrote a long letter return for my civility; but let me tell you, to my father, beseeching him to recal me, and Miss, for all the airs you are pleased to assuring bim, if he did not, that I should pine give yourself, you may go farther and fare myself into a consumption.' A few days, buw worse." erer, altered my opinion ; Sir Harry Hearty, Al the conclusion of this polite speech I a fox-bouting Baronet, who was possessed of waiked out of the room, and retired to my a very bandsome furtune, was particularly chamber to conceal the mortification that I