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The evil had spread further than I could have habits, and enjoy a considerable income; but, imagined. His sisters already sustained all my dear boy, the consequences of such a contbe evils of want and misery through bis im- || duct as he had pursued are incalculable. His prudence. The personal property bequeathed !! mind had received injuries whicb no manageto them by their father, had been lost at the ment could repair. He bad so long accusgaming-table, or spent in debauchery by their tomed himself to regard cunning and dupli. brother. The estates which he had inherited, city as marks of perception and sagacity, that and from the rents of which he might still he still continued to practice them, and was have paid bis sisters their legacies, had been soon shunned and degraded. Scorned and long since mortgaged, and their produce dis. || avoided by his brother officers, he again sipated. I found the youngest sick, without sought out his former associates, and mingled any kind of medical attendance, and ibe again in their vilest transactions. He was eldest, who had been accustomed to be waited deprived of bis commission, but as the cause upon, now performing the most menial offices was not nade public, he might have recovered in the chamber of her sister. They were still some degree of credit still with those who attached to their worthless brother, and when were willing to recollect that he was ouce I mentioned some means of recovering part of worthy of esteem. Nevertheless, he cop. their property, without effecting his deliver tinues to descend from bad to worse, and ance, they would not consent to my proposal. thence to worse again. Sumetimes swisible With great difficulty, and by a tedious legall of the misery which proceeds from want and process, some portion of his estates were l deprivation, he has expressed a determination wrested from the nefarious swindlers and to reform, and means have been used to money-brokers to whom it was mortgaged, ll procure him regular subsistence, for his proand a composition being offered to his cre-l perty bas been for some time is recoverably ditors, he was liberated from confinement. All lost, but he soon relapses into bis former small joint anumity was secured likewise to || babits. I fear that the guinca which I bave his sisters, and it was hoped that by pro- | just given bim, will be instantly staked at curing bim a cupimission in the army, and soine infamous gaming-table.” placing his estates under proper direction, he

N. might in some degree be weaned from his bad il

THE GRETNA GREEN PARSON.

• Joseph PAISLEY, of coupling celebrity, l, open beach, among the furze: on these occa. died on the gtb of January. He was born on sions young Paisley officiated as clerk. One the borders of England, in the year 1728, at| time when Watty went to the 'Isle of Mann, the obsure hamlet of Lenoxtown, about a mile for the purpose of fetching over a cargo of distant from Gretna Green ; at which place | contraband brandy, his assistant remained at he continued for half a century to wed to home to perform the necessary rites during gether the cbains of matrimony, and to render | the absence of tbe former. Finding that he happy or miserable great multitudes of anxious | could rivet the matrimonial bond equally as lovers. Early in life he was bound apprentice | well as his master, and being at the same time to a tobacconist; but becoming disgusted with | under some pecuniary embarrassment, he bethis employment, be changed it for that of all gan business on his own account, and by bis fisherman, and was allowed by his brethren to | ability and address soon overcame all competi. bear the palm on all occasions where strength tion. and agility were required. It was in this The excellence of his constitution was often humble capacity that he was initiated into the tried; though it must be allowed that his in. secrets of a profession which he managed with temperance was proverbial, yet he reached his such address. He had formed a connection eighty-second year. He and a jovial compawith one Walter Cowtard, at Sarkfoot; and nion once consumed the amazing quantity of who, strange though it may appear, was both ten gallons of pure brandy in the short space a smuggler and a priest! Old Watty had the of sixty hours!Paisley is succeeded in the misfortune to be but indifferently lodged, hav capacity of coupler by a young man, a friend ing “a reeky house,” and wbat is perhaps | of his; and there is no fear that the business worse, a scolding wife, so that he was necessi. will fall off, as three weddings have already tated to perform the marriage ceremony on the taken place since the death of the old man.

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HOPE! :

There came an old goblin so grim and so grey, MAN hath a weary pligrimage,

li That alarm'd at the sight we were hastening As through the world be wends;

5 away." H . . ! ! Yet gentle Hope, on every stage,

All shivering and chattering with cold he The coin foster, attends.

appeard,

wir [beard; And if the toil-woru traveller droop,

1 While the icicles rattled that hung on his With heaviuess oppress'd,

There was no need the name of our guest to ille She cheers bis heart, and bids bim see, 1 . quire,

i The distaut place of rest. .. . .. We all cried, " 'Tis Winter, so stir up the fire.'' To school the little Exile goes, .DE

Then thus spoke the sprite, ausd his breath And quits luis mother's arms:

blew so chill, . . [could fill What they shall sootbe bis earliest wors, | That our ale seem'd to freeze ere a glass we When novelty hath lost its charms

"I am he, Oye mortals, wluse coming se Coudenin'd to suffer through the day

dread, Restraints tliat no rewards repay,

“Break up your carousals and hasteu to bed. And cares where love has no concern;

Do bat hear the storms how), that attend Ji Memory still the present sours,

in my train,. . (beats the rain Hope lighteus as she counts the hours

“How sharp drives the hail, and how wild That hastens his returu.

“ And see how the snow falls, and bearken Youth comes, and eager Fancy hails:

that sighi sa (the north sky. The long-expected days;

" Which tlie cold biting wind brea:he's along Youth conies, and he is doond to prove The fears and jealousies of love, ! “O'er vature in triumph I now hold my And all its long delays.

court, . . [for sport; But when the passions with their might “Such times as these surely were not made Adict the doubtful breast, sest

“ Theu be sad as the season while with you I Hope bids him yet expect delight,

stay,

[May." Aud happiness and rest.

11" And let no joy be seen from November to W ken Mapbood comes, with troubles rife, Not so, ancient Monarch,” we all cried at And all the toils and cares of life

once,..

. [your old sconce, l'surp the tusy mind,

"You shall join in our glee, or we'll break bere shall the tir'd harrass'd heart

« Mend the fire, fill our pitchers, let laugliter Its consolation find ?

go round,

[crown'd. Hope doubts not yet the meed l'obtain

« With a flagon of stingo our guest shall be Of difficulties past, Aud loeks beyond the toil of gain,

“ The louder his storm bleu-lhe louder To wealth enjoy'd at last.

our mirth; [round the hearth; So to his journey's latter stage

1 “ He shall hear all our jukes, while we sit His pilgrim-feet aftain;

“ Thus we'll welcome dark Winter as long as And then he finds, in wiser are.. o ..

he stays,

..stle blaze." That earthly cares are vain olete “ 'Till his old frosty face shall look bright at Yet Hope the constant friend remaios,

By degrees he grew merry, but still he kept Why sothes his troubles past; Polie ! sober,

ber, Though.oft deceiving and deceiv'd, .... Until we bad quaff'd our twelfth jug of Octa The truest friend at last.

Tben reeling he ruaro." My hearties well By Faith and Hope, in life's last bour in d one! . . . . . . ." Are life's last pangs reliev'd

11 “Be my season henceforward the seasun fur Tbey . Te the expectation then Tbat cannot be deceiv'd.“

TO A SNOW-DROP.. ." A WINTER SONG.; "

i n " No sorrow, sure, can touch thy heart; One night wlien as usual we foresters met, Or forms like tbine 10 woes prevail; And with honest October were just getting Why, theu reclines thy beauteous head,

'n And why art thou se pale! No. XV. Vol. III.-N. S.

FASHIONS

FOR

FEBRUARY, 1811.

EXPLANATION OF THE PRINTS OF FASHION.

; : ENGDSH COSTUME. · 11 site position to the feather, but now it is No. 1.-WALKING DRESS.

woru on the same side. Borderings of gold

embroidered on bats of black velvet are consi• A pelisse of scarlet Merino cloth, buttoned

dered tbe summit of elegance, but the eur down the front and up the arm with small

broidery must be extremely light; it must gold buttons ; tlie collar and cuffs of purple

form only a narrow border, for the hrvad velvet; but during the mouruing, of black,

would be cousidered vulgar. Pearl and coral striped with scarlet; an ermine lippet pointed

beads are the grand resource of the milliners; in the back, and mouffs of the saine. A hon

yes, pearl or coral. We have said that the 'het of scarlet cloth, turned up with velvet,

pearls have taken precedence of the bugles. It and formed to come over the face; the veil

is now the same with the coral: they have passed through the front and brought round

taken precedence of the pearls. the neck. Boots of scarlet cloth triinmed with velvet.

GENERAL OBSERVATIONS , No. 2.-EVENING FULL DRESS.

ON A round dress of white satin, sloped up in

FASHION AND DRESS. front; with small train urnamented round the

Our readers are doubtless informed that the bottom with velvet iu a scroll pattern, vandyked at the edges, and dotted with black || mourning for thelx'e Princess Anselia does out Chrnille; the velvet during the mouruing

expire uotil the 11th of the present month, and should be grey or scarlet; the bosom, girule,

that the Court has extended it three weeks and sleeves of this dress are ornamented to

beyond that period, in complement to the decorrespond, in the form exhibited in the plate

Il ceased Queen of France. A !urban cap of wbite satin, looped with As the moarning habit admits hu: of small pearls, and edged with velvet ; tbe hair comb. variation, we bave again but little of novelty ed full over the face, curled in thick flat curls, | to communicate. The few remparks we have divided on the forehead. Norklace, earrings,

to make respect only the forın of the dresses, and brareleis of gold and pearls blended. 1 and of those articles that compose theni, W bite kid shoes oud gloves; fan of white

which are considered as most correspondent crape and gold.

to the order issued by the Court.

Were we to detail the different dresses worn

by nurubers of people, we might still till ons PARISIAN FASHIONS.

pages with the enumeration of varieties, and A long feather in front ef the hat, and a bold up something of gaiety, though not of bow of ribbands with long ends on the left splendour ; but those who compose the Court, side. These are two articles of fashion ge- or are connected with it, and are therefore the nerally adopted. Alike commencement of this surest models of fasbion, atford us no such fashion the featuer way worn imniediately in source; they still continue to adhere to their front of the hat; to-day it may be worn a little f sable garments. on one side. In the first instance it was worn in in morning dresses black sarsnets or lustres, a straight and upright form; but to-day it l either bigh in the neck with crape ruff, or in is admitted to be a little inclined; a white the pelisse or wrap form, scem most prevailbow of ribband may likewise be wors, or one ling, buttoned down the front. of pink, but what is the most admired is a | For dinner dresses, the long sleeves of sass. mixture of both; that is to say, a ribband | net give place to those of crape ; the bosom is composed partly of pink and parily of white; cut down and the neck shaded by a sinali or if you prefer, yellow and white. At first tippet of while crape or lace; in public, the enches of the how were placed in an oppo. Il tippets of swansdown are rery numerous; on

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