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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 conthe 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 which no manageto them by their father, had been lost at the ment could repair. He had 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 thiem, 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 the 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 made 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 once I mentioned some means of recovering part of worthy of esteem. Nevertheless, he con. their property, without effecting his deliver. tinues to descend from bad to ance, they would not consent to my proposal. thence to worse again Sumetimes sensible With great difficulty, and by a tedious legal of the misery which proceeds from want and process, some portion of his estates were 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, procure bim regular subsistence, for his proand a composition being offered to his cre perty has been for some time is recoverably ditors, he was liberated from confinement. A lost, but he soon relapses into bis former small joint annuity was secured likewise to babits. I fear that the guinca which I have his sisters, and it was hoped that by pro- just given bim, will be instantly staked at curing bim a cupimissiou in the army, and some infamous gaming.table.” placing his estates under proper direction, he might in some degree be weaned froni liis bad

worse, and

N.

THE GRETNA GREEN PARSON.

Joseph PAISLEY, of coupling celebrity, l, open beach, among the furze: on these occa. died on the gth 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 | be absence of the 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, he changed it for that of a || 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 insecrets 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,

POETRY

ORIGINAL AND SELECT.

[for sport;

HOPE!
!

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

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

away. Yet gentle Hope, on every stage,

All shivering and chattering with cold be The conforter, attends.

appear'd,

(beard; And if the toil-woru traveller droop,

While the icicles rattled that hung on his With heaviness oppress'ı,

There was no need the name of our guest to il She cheers his heart, and bids him see

quire, The distaut place of rest,

We all cried, “ 'Tis Winter, so stir up the fire." To school the little Exile goes,

Then thus spoke the sprite, aisd bis breath And quits his mother's arms :

blew so chill,

[could fill What they shall soothe 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, whose coming se Coudenın'd to suffer through the day,

dread, Restraints that no rewards repay,

“ Break up your carousals and hasteu to bed, And cares ubere love bas no concern

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

in my train,

[beats the raing Hope lighteus as she counts the hours That hastens his returi.

“How sharp drives the hail, and how wild

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

that sigh

(the north sky. The long-expected days;

“ Which the cold biting wind brea: he's along Youth comes, and he is doom'd to prove The fears and jealousies of love,

“ O'er vature in triumph' I now hold my And all its long delays.

court, But when the passions with their might

« Such times as these surely were not made Adict the doubtful breast,

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

stay,

[May." Aud happiness and rest.

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

once,

[your old seonce, l'surp the busy mind,

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

“Mend the fire, fill our pilchers, let laughter 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, And looks beyond the toil of gain,

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

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

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

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

he stays,

[the blaze.” That earthly cares are van.

“ 'Till bis old frosty face shall look bright at Yet Hupe the constant friend remajas,

By degrees he grew merry, but still he kept Who scothes lix troubles past;

sober,

{ber, Though.oft deceiving and deceiv'd,

Until we had quaff'd our twelfth jug of OctaThe truest friend at last.

Tben reeling he ruar" My hearties well By Fuith and Hope, in life's last bour

done! Are life's last pangs reliev'd

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

TO A SNOW-DROP.
A WINTER SONG.

No sorrow, sure, can touch thy heart ;
ONE'night when as usual we forestere met, Or furms like tbine no woes prevait;
And with honest October were just getting | Why, theu reclines thy beautenus head,

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

FASHIONS

FOR

FEBRUARY, 1811.

EXPLANATION OF THE PRINTS OF FASHION.

ON

ENGLISH COSTUNE.

site position to the feather; but now it is No. 1.-WALKING Dress.

woru on the same side. Borderings of gold

embroidered on bals of black velvet are consis A pelisse of scarlet Merino cloth, huttoned

dered the summit of elegance, but the eur down the front and op the arm with small gold buttons; the collar and cuffs of purple broidery must be extremely light; it must

form only a narrow border, for the hrvad velvet; but during the mouruing, of black, striped with scarlet; an ermine lippet pointed

would be cousidered vulgar. Pearl and coral in the back, and musis of the same.

beads are the grand resource of the milliners ; A hon

yes, pearl or coral. We have said that the net of scarlet cloth, turned up with velvet, I 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 trimmed
with velvet.

GENERAL OBSERVATIONS
No. 2.-EVENING FULL Dress.
A round dress of white satin, sloped up in

FASHION AND DRESS.
frout; with small train ornamented round the
bottom with velvet iu a scroll pattern, van-

Our readers are doubtless inforined that the dyked at the edges, and dotted with black mourning for thelx'e Princess Amelia does out Chenille; the velvet during the mouruing | cxpire uotil the uth of the present mouth, and should be grey or scarlet ; the bosom, girdle,

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,

ceased Queen of France. A !orban cap of u bite satin, looped with As the monrnjug habit admits bu: of small pearls, and edged with velvet ; tbe huir comb. variation, we bave again but little of novelly ed full over the face, curled in thick flat curls,

to communicate. The few remarks we have divided on the forehead. Necklace, earrings, to make respect only the form of the dresses, and bracelets of gold and pearls blended.

and of those articles that compose theni, White kid shoes oud gloves ; fara 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 FASIIIONS.

pages with the enumeration of varieties, and A long feather in front of 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 conupose the Court, side. These are two articles of fashion ge or are connected with it, and are therefore the nerally adopted. At the commencement of this surest models of fashion, afford us no such fashion the feather was worn imniediately in il source; they still continue to adhere to their front of the hat; to-day it may be worn a little 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 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 worn, or one ing, buttoned down the front. of pink, but what is the most admired is a For dinner dresses, the lung sleeves of sars. mixture of both; that is to say, a ribbaud 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 sinalt or if you prefer, yellow and white. At first tippet of while crape or lace; in public, be pneus of the bow were placed in an oppo. | tippets of swansdown are very quinerous; on

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