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there ; take the turns out of the coach- side ;) for you Elinor has lived, and for whip. The decks were cleared, the for you Elinor will die.' The Lieutenstoppers clapp'd upon the top-sail ant turned his looks upon the speaker, sheets, the yards slung, the guns cast whose voice thrill’d to his very soul. loose when the Boatswain roared out He gazed for one moment on the pallid from the forecastle, · There it goes, Sir, cheek : « 'Tis sbe ! 'tis sbe! my love.

Try Junk in you-know*_red,white, my Elinor !' and they sank together in and blue ! Trail that gun forward, each other's arms. Restoratives were you lubber, and elevate her breech! immediately applied, and soon produ

A french Frigate, (cried the Lieuten- ced the desired effect. Why, my Eliant, rubbing his hands in ecstacy :) por, are you here, and thus disguised ? Now, my boys, for wooden clogs for - Stay, Wingwood, said she,) and I your sweethearts.' - All ready with well tell you all ; but first, this (pointthe gun,' said the gunner, casting his ing to her companion, this is my bro eye along the sight.' - Speak to him ther. You know my early history :Bounce, and ask the news.'- Aye, An orphan supported solely by his own ave. Sir. (replied the old tar as he ap- exertions ; our father, as we supposed, plied the match to the priming ;) I'll perish'd in the service of his country ;whisper a word in his ear.' . In a few our mother sunk broken-hearted to the minutes the action commenced, and at grave ; my brother became a sailor, the second broadside I fell with a wound and through his industry I bave been in my breast. "Take that poor fellow maintained. A few days since we rebelow,' said the Captain, catching hold ceived some vague information that our of the wheel I had left. I was carried honoured father still existed, and having down to the Surgeon, and from my loss escaped from his cruel tyrants, was still of blood was unable to go again to deck. at Plymouth. We determined to asThe man we had press'd the night be- certain the matter personally. William fore lay senseless on the deck, and the persuaded me to adopt this disguise. agitated lad sat beside him. For two that I might the more readily escape hours the firing continued without ceas. insult if separated from him. On our ing. (and many a poor fellow was arrival yesterday, with scarcely a ray brought down to be dock'd') when the of hope, we understood the person we drop-oht of the Frenchman was hauled were in search of was appointed to the down: and three cheers resounded command of a frigate.'-Her name? through the vessel, which we, in spite inquired the Lieutenant eagerly. The of our wounds, joined in. The young Brilliant.'--'Mysterious Heaven ! ejacman was roused by it, and rising, gazed ulated the Surgeon as he instantly aswistfully around : he grasp'd the hand cended the ladder to the deck. "The of his youthful associate, and press'd it Brilliant ! (reiterated the young Offito his lips. At this moment the second cer ;) 'tis plain--'tis evident- the Lieutenant was supported below by one

names agree. Do you not know, my of the Midshipmen and a seaman.- love, what ship you are now on board ?" o Why (said the junior officer) did you - No.- Oh, Elinor, this—this is the conceal your wound so long? You are Brilliant frigate.'- This the Brilliant ! now faint: pray Heaven, it may’nt (faintly articulated the brother of Eliprove fatal.' -> Let me see, (said the nor, struggling to rise ;) but my head is surgeon ;) let us hope for the best.'-- strangely disordered ; yet if you have The young man's waistcoat and shirt mercy, ask him-ask the Captain iferwere thrown open, when, suspended er he remembers my dear mother's from his neck, appear'd the portrait of name. Beg him to say if Maria Wenta blooming girl. He snatch'd it in his worth ever held a sacred spot in his hand, and raised it to his lips. (Eli- breast.'-—' She did ! she did ! (exclaimnor, (said he,) Elinor, and must we ed a voice, descending down the hatchpart- part for ever!' -- Never! way.) My children ! my children ! shrieked the lad, as he sprung to his and the Captain immediately folded

them in his arms. What need of saf* Tria junçta jo uro, we fancy.--Ed.. ing more? We bore up for Dartinouch

1 Drapeau eosign, we presurne.

with our prize. The Lieuteuant, whose py, and all hands had a double allowwound was but slight, was made hap- ance of grog.” An Old Sailor.


. (Blackwood's Edin. Mag.) UITHETHER from lack of matter or lack the use of her tongue, and a bed-ridden VV of brains I cannot tell, but the Irish nun the use of her limbs! Nec Deus parliament, weary of expending their intersit nisi dignus vindice nodus. I verbal ammunition upon politics, have am afraid he will consider it less as a turned it to theology, and undertaken a proof of divine condescension than of crusade against heretic unbelievers, un- divine displeasure-of intellect misera. der the happy auspices of a princely bly degraded, of shameless bigotry, German quack, a superannuated Irish and of triumphant superstition ! I shali titular archbishop, four or five friars, be glad to know how Mr. Brougham two or three medical doctors, a hypo- likes this novel specimen of senatorial chondriacal matron, and an hysterical qualification exhibited by his new climiss, supported by skirmishers and ents—whether it will animate bis zeal Kerry evidences, ad libitum, in the in the cause of such liberal, pious, and shape of editors, essayists, attestators, enlightened petitioners--whether he &c. The success of this holy campaign will feel much satisfaction in contemappears indubitable. Entrenched with plating the powerful legislative assistin the impregnable walls of a Dublin ance, he, the proud champion of civil nunnery, defended by a second Joan and religious liberty, is, if successful, of Arc, sanctified by ihe benediction of likely to obtain from the disciples and infallibility,the good old cause of Popish admirers of Prince Hohenlohe, from miracles defies the puny malice of its believers in all the trumpery of monkonce potent foes,-wit, learning, truth, ish lies and legends, from the defendhonesty, and common sense. Much as ers of pious frauds, from the assertors I reverence this unlooked-fur revival of all the spiritual rights, powers, priof exuberant Faith, which can not only vileges, and immunities of the Hispanoremove mountains, but make them, I Hibernian church, and from the volunhave some doubts whether it will ope. teer advocates of miracles in a Dublin

Irish catholics to a British legislature. the exercise of legislative functions in John Bull is a matter-of-fact sort of a British senate of the 19th century!! fellow, mightily given to apply that fa. In times of national barbarism, when culty called reason to all subjects that pious fraud was deemed requisite for come within the range of his discus- the subjugation of minds incapable of sion, somewhat distrustful of sanctified rational persuasion, and accessible only appearances,afraid of wolves in sheeps' through their fears, the miracle-monclothing, and horribly alarmed by the ger might have found some apology for idea of being priest-ridden, in conse- his deception in the necessity of dequence of what he once suffered from ceiving. To see it resorted to novo, to such sticking and troublesome jockeys. see the divine truths of Christianity When he considers the number and thrown into the back-ground, and a magnitude of evils and misfortunes confederacy of sacerdotal jugglers exunder which an entire nation really hibiting their legerdemain, with nuns suffers, he will find it impossible to and nunneries ; to see popular ignobelieve that the God of all the earth, rance, rusticity, and superstition, not leaving these to the ordinary course of endeavoured to be removed by moral Providence, or regarding them as be- and rational instruction, but endeaneath his care, should employ the visi- voured to be retarded and confirmed ble arm of Omnipotence in enabling a by the grossest frauds of the grossest few knaves or fools to work a cou- ages, is no less to be wondered at than ple of miserable and insignificant mira- deplored. Occasional instances of cles ! to make a sulky miss recover fancied inspiration, of enthusiastic ra. ving, or of monkish quackery, would goodness of God unquestionably; but never surprise ; from individual acts it was the goodness and power of God of deceit, of folly, and of falsehood, no naturally operating on the minds of state of society is or ever will be ex- the generous and beneficent in both isl. empt. But to behold the highest dig. ands, and in a more particular and nitaries of a church calling itself Christ- transcendant degree on those of the heian, and professing to be the lineal pos. retical inhabitants of Great Britain. sessor of aposiolic virtue, the perfect It is thus that the Christian revelation pattern of evangelical rectitude, and attest's the divinity of its origin, mainthe sole depository of divine commis- tains its character, and displays its insion—to see also a sage assembly of fluence. It is thus that the true professself-constituted senators, claiming more or is distinguished from the spurious,by than an equal share of natural talent, higher views, deeper reflections, and of acquired knowledge, of legal ability, more exalted sentiments, by his atand of liberal patriotism ; to see all tachment to the substance, his disregard these, I say, sanctifying, sanctioning, for the show. Girt with the invulner. and defending the miserable delusion, able panoply of celestial truth, diffu. while not a single voice among the sing its radiance, though with unequal host of that church's educated and well. lustre, over all the earth, and receiving informed followers, raises a fresh sound hourly accessions to its strength, Chrisin derence of reason and truth, is won, tianity scorns the puny aid of the bigot's derful and astonishing indeed!!! Jf narrow dogmas, or the wonder-workthey believe this linsey-woolsey com- er's fragile crutch. It spurns at the pound of Irish and German mannfac- appearance of pious imposture, whethture-what must we call them-Fools. er the result of simple superstition, of

-If they do not, I leave my readers stupid credulity, of grovelling ignoto find the appropriate appellation. rance, or of unworthy artifice. It

Instances of providential favour and rests for support on its moral fitness for protection, both to nations and to in the wants of man, its adaptation to evdividuals, have been, and now are, suf- ery stage and condition of life, the sim

veronient of the world. The records its doctrines, and the sublimity of its of the past, and the experience of the truth. If the Divine Word has not

ruling direction and allwise and al. or at least it is our own fault if we do mighty Power. Although the clear not know, as much of its nature, obli

ty of miracles to the primary support possibly be imparted. All that re. of our divine religion, at a time when mains to the pastor is to teach, and all every human power, prejudice, and that remains for the disciple, is to folpassion warred against it, yet does low the instructions of the MASTER. she employ an equal strength of argu- This, and this only, constitutes the sum ment in demonstrating the futility of and substance of the Gospel Covenant; fancying that they are to remain when this is to act in accordance with the bethose obstructions have been overcome, neficent intention of the heavenly Auand the system they were wanting to thor ; this is, in the best, and only preestablishı, secured upon an immove- sent sense of the words, to give EYES able foundation. It inust be no ordiTO THE BLIND, and FEET TO THE nary cause that will ioduce the Deity LAME. The Church which departs to change the setiled course of things, from these principles, and substitutes invert bis own rules, and disturb the her own prescriptions for those of the order of Nature, for such is the power celestial Healer, written, as they are in possessed by the real, and claimed by never-fading colours, and attested by the pretended performer of miracles.- inspired and incorruptible witnesses, Who fed starving multitudes, and co- may deck herself with what titles or vered shivering nakedness, in the land garments she pleases, but her religion of miracles in 1823 ? The power and is not the religion of Jesus Christ.

(Euro. Mag.).


" Solvitur acris byeins."-Horat. IN the olden times, the passing away Gunter's, as long as my arm ? what ! I of the severity of winter, and the all that for fruit and ices ? One hunmilder influence of spring's approach, dred, two hundred-brought forward might prepare the nobleman or man of two hundred and forty, what! more fashion for a journey to his estate, and still ? why the man's mad; he takes might remind him, that it was time to me for a natural.” “No, indeed! Sir give up the pleasures of town, and to Charles, it is all right." "All sojourn amongst his tenantry in the right !' Yes, I suppose, as it is with country; the coach-and-six would be a mail coach,. all right .!' so drive on; ordered to the door, with a suitable re- but that wont do, what is it for?” “ A tinue, and the cavalcade would move, supper, Sir Charles ! a supper ordered in ordinary time, and arrive in stateli- by my lady.” “ It never came into ness at the family mansion, in a given the house." “ Yes, indeed! it did, period, proportioned to its distance Sir, it was whilst you were at Newfrom the metropolis. The leaving town market." 6" Ay, that's another memois now a matter of more difficulty, the randum of ruin ; but go on, pray who season is much further advanced, and in the name of wonder is Mr. Greenthe departure more like a retreat than field, the nurseryman ? Nursery maids a journey. Seldom is it orderly, some are destructive articles enough, but times it is a complete race ; obstacles what is this claimant upon four pages not unfrequently present themselves on of paper ?” “ Evergreens, rare flowthe day of march, so that the London ers, and shrubs, for my Lady's first campaign ends in a hostile scene ; fa. party ; it has been owing these four mily disagreements forn a part of the months.”. And, (interrupting Mrs. skirmish,regret is attendant on the foot- Harrison) shall for as many years, I steps of past pleasure, whilst the ex- have not the least recollection of it." hausted purse and wounded heart bear “ Sir Charles, here is an account from a memento of the winter season. The the musicians.” (Sir Charles in rebetter to elucidate this statement, let ply " Not very likely to increase the us take a scene in the living romance of harmony menage; I have been prettilife.

ly fiddled and diddled by these per“ The Ostler is come from New- formers this spring, but they must just man's, Sir, to know at what hour you be so good as to wait my time, or I will will want the post-horses ?" says the never employ them again. Let me see first footman of a man of fashion in the your account, Harrison ; by Jove, this autumn of life. “Tell him that I shall can never be right; it must be cast up give him a crown for his trouble, but twice over. What! a hundred and that I cannot leave town to-day; he odd pounds for items and sundry things may come at two o'clock to-morrow. forgotten in last account? I wish that afternoon, or- let him call at twelve your memory had not served you betfor orders; but stop, John, let me ter in the present one. Postage of lethave the four greys that I always have, ters! ab ! that's a hum.-Money lent and his master may send in his bill at Miss Sophia- what ! twenty pounds the same time ; and --hark ye, John! in crowns and sovereigns ! Then take this down to Drummond's (a let- again— paid for messages : pray have ter,) and bring back an answer.” John we not six tall, long-sided footmen ; a obeys," The devil's in the people! porter, like two single men rolled into there is not a single bill here before me one ; and nearly as many grooms as (the number being immense) that is not horses ?" “ Yes, Sir Charles, but five times what it ought to be. John!" then Miss Sophia and her sister would « Sir. “ Send up the housekeeper." often not take patience until some of She comes_" Pray what is this bill of them came in, and would despatch a chairman to her dress maker for fear my departure on account of the heavy she might send some article of dress too bills which have come in, and pray let late, and the like of that." "A pret. the horses have one day's rest, and give ty like of that, to come to such an me one day's quiet after four months amount ! and pray where is the poodle high fever.” “Very well, pa." puppy for which you make a little But Miss Sophia rides the black modest item of five guineas ?” “Oh! horse, for she has Horace Wildait to Sir, he was stolen three days after we meet, and many a tender adieu to give bought him ; I advised Mistress not to and take, besides an arrangement to take him, as I know that they fellows make as to where his letters can be diwho sell them, always entice them back rected to. John returns without money, again, but she would have her way." the banker being greatly overdrawn up“ You may say that, Harrison, and so on, and the next day a power is given I must pay five guineas for a puppy to sell out,to make up which, the woods that I never saw, to my remembrance, at Clover-hall will groan in a few and which is now running up and down months. Dun follows dun, on the the streets, with many other puppies morning of departure, until irritated that I wish I had never seen ?" “ If nearly to phrenzy, Sir Charles tells you please, Sir Charles."'_“I cannot the post-boys 'to drive like h-11!' a say that it pleases me very much, but pretty cool way of setting off! her Lacome up again when I send for you, dyship pants all the way at the jobaand in the mean time order Atkinson tion (as she calls it) which her losses (the house steward) to come to me;" at play produced ; and fair Sophy (he arrives — I see in Monsieur La- " looks and sighs, sighs and looks, drone's account, liqueurs, Florence looks and sighs, and looks again," as wine, and Macaroni, charged twice she passes the lodging in Picadilly, over, the same articles on the same where her favourite Lancer sleeps out

in the date, but the articles were had, and in the dumps. Such is the state of it's all right.” “ All right, ha! why, father, daughter, and dear mamma. this seems to be a cant word amongst With how little comfort or satisfaction

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of bills,) here's an account of Martel's, ready far advanced, the flowers of the wine merchant, in which he chac- spring faded away, the dreams of deges me for the champaigne which I re- light vanished on airy wing, cares and turned to bim.” “ No, Sir, that wine mistrusts multiplied, purses and pocket was returned ; but it is other wine that books dwindled into delicate form, or was sent, it was certainly had, Sir." - empty as the imagined joys of the sea. « Yes, below stairs, I suppose, and I son ; or as the emptier heads of those am had if I pay it, but I will see about who pursued them! it to-morrow, tell my daughter to come Such is one leaving towo ; others here." “ Yes, Sir Charles, I'll speak are still more difficult. It is an importo her maid." “ I dare say you will tant hour for the spendthrift; the idler; ---Sophy, love, I thought you told the romantic female of bon ton ; the me that Madame Tournetete's bill was exquisite of feeling, and of dress. The one hundred and six pounds, and I blood hounds of the law huol the forhere find it one hundred and sixty-six.” mer out of town; the second can find " Yes Pa, it's all right.” “ D- n no charms in nature and in rural the all right." “ Indeed it is, (smiling, scenes; the third is in mourning for I had a robe of gros de Naples and a past scenes, if not past sins, and has no ball-dress of tulle since that.” “Well, resource but the circulating library to Sophy, it is no laughing matter to me, solace her until her return to town.but it must be paid ; recollect that you The exquisite of feeling has had her must not ride the grey horse to-day, as little futtering heart flattered and

horse then ?” “ None, my dear girl; the void is insupportable; the last you know that I am forced to put off must have a neck-and-neck race with

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