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er, he took his gun, repaired to her he should not have thought of their use.-house, and deliberately shot her dea d Among several, he may mention three in
stances in which the opium and cumin The misguided man is to be tried at
plaster of the London Pharmacopæia bave the next assizes. He acknowledges proved conspicuously serviceable. The the act of which he was guilty, but de first, a case of obstinate rheumatism, fixed clares that he shot the devil under the
upon the large mass of muscular fibres that
are connected with the movements of the form of the wicked hag.
back and lower limbs; the second, one of SIR FRANCIS BULLER
chronic inflammation of the membrane
lining the bowels; and the third, an inwhile pupil to Mr. Coulthard, uncle to
stance of atrophy, in which the prevailing the Graham of Lincoln's Inn, having irritation was so great as imperiously to rebought a fiddle, was addressed as fol- quire opium, while the idiosyncracy of the lows by the special pleader just allu- patient was such as to forbid its internal
use.* ded to :-"I would advise you, youngus
you, young Now, in these examples of beneficial reman, to part with your kit, for music sult, what has been the modus operandi ? is so enticing, that, if you take to it, Is a warm and anodyne plaster to rheuyou will never endeavour to compre-matic muscles a mechanical support to hend Coke upon Littleton."
Littleton » Mc Bul
Mr. Bul- the
their fibres ? If so, one should anticipate
an equal effect froin mere bandage. Are ler took the hint ; and became a judge! the cutaneous nerves, or the cutaneous ab
sorbents, parts of the series through which GASCON'S DINNER FOR A WEEK the mitigation of pain or the subduction of Are you Frenchman enough to know irritation are brought about? In that case, bow a Gascon sustains his family for a what becomes of our theory, that the outer week :
skin whilst unabraded forms a barrier
against the admission of things from withDimanche, une esclanche ;
out ? And why cannot we effect the same Lundi, froide et salade ;
good through the media of the stomach Mardi, j'aime la grillade ; .
and internal absorbents? The fact is, that Mercredi, bachee;
vital circumstance, either in orderly mani. Jeudi, bon pour la capillotade ;
festation or irregular display, presents us Vendredi, point de gras;
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their tract into confusing labyrinths of usegentleman," said Nelson to one of his
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* All practitioners of medicine will occasionally
have met with these peculiar susceptibilities to certer has witnessed beneficial effects from tain drugs, and indeed to articles of diet. Many inplasters applied to the body's surface, in dividuals, even with a powerful stomach generally, cases where, without having been forced can never eat with impunity of some kinds of ment,
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Ten years ago, ten years ago,
Life was to us a fairy scene ;
Had sered not then its pathway green.
Feelings we ne'er can know again ; Unwither'd hopes, uowasted powers,
And frames unworn by mortal pain. Such was the bright and genial flow or life with us-ten years ago!
That clusters round thy forehead now
Left even one furrow on thy brow. Thine eyes are blue as when we met,
In love's deep truth, in earlier years ; Thy cheek of rose is blooming yet,
Though sometimes stain'd by secret tears;
Can feel each flagging pulse decay;
Melt like a wreath of snow 'away; Time cannot sure have wrought the ill;
Though worn in this world's sick’ning strife,
In the first summer month of life ;
The wreck of hopes that thou must share,
When all around me seem'd so fair. We've wander'd on in sunny weather,
57 ATHENEUM Vol. 1. 2d series.
When winds were low, and flowers in bloom,
And still will keep, 'mid storm and gloom ;
For hearts like ours she could not chill;
But ours grew fonder, firmer still.
Stedfast in calms, in tempests tried ;
Together cleave life's fitful tide;
And watch'd our first-born blossom die?
Then wept till feeling's fount was dry ? Was it pot sweet, in that dark bour,
To think, 'mid mutual tears and sighs,
And burst to bloom in Paradise ?
To share its sunny beams with thee ;
To have thee near to weep with me.
From what we were in earlier youth,
Hath left us love in all its truth; Sweet feelings we would not forego For life's best joys-ten years ago. February 3, 1824.
A. A. W
.. (Mon. Mag.)
“THE Night before the Bridal, a That she was lovely, aye, and lov'd as ever, 1 Spanish Tale, and other Poems. And spread his arms to fold again her form
To his false heart, and riot in each charm; by Catherine Grace Garnet,” rises far
But she sprung from his grasp, and answer'd“ Never above the common class of poetical
O never,--so heaveo witness me!-shalt thou productions with which the press is Thy perjur'd arms, thou base one, round me throw.” teeming. The versification, if not re- She stood -oh! how sball I describe ber-how markable for its elegance, is never tame Pourtray her bearing, as she towering stood, and ipsipid and the story is well imag. With eye of lightning, brow to which the blood
Rush'd vengeful red,-bigh breast and swelling veiw,. ined. A young Sevillian lady
Lip mute with its unutterable disdain. doomed from her infancy to become the resident of a cloister; she even He shrunk beneath the vengeance of her eye, takes the vows, but still remains in There was nought earthly like to it. A cry,
A craven cry,-escap'd him: he had net
His foe undaunted,--S0 would meet him yet ; the wars. In the mean time, Helena
Had fac'd the battle in its darkest lower, (the name of the heroine,) becomes
Defied, and even woo'd, the frown of fate ;
But he had never brav'd a woman's hate; the name of Leontio ; they become And that subdu'd bím. Never till that hour
Had he felt fear come o'er him: he had need, for either : the consequence of this is,
For she had nerv'd her sinews for a deed,
How shall I write it! forth from her dark vest that Helena yields herself to Leontio's
Flash'd the bright steel,--'twas rais'd, 'Iwas aim'd, guilty passion the very night before he -it fell. sets off in company with her father : Merciful God! ah no, not on his breast, she is immediately immersed in her But to the earth. Her heart was woman's still,convent. Don Miguel, her father,
The thought was murd'rous, but she could not kill. falls in battle. Leontio returns,-falls
The conflict past, she fell,-her dark hair wreath'd
Around her form,-nor mov'd, nor look'd, nor in love with a young rich heiress, of
breath'd. the name of Inez,—woos her, and is accepted. Helena hears of this, and, Inez, on her bridal morn, anxiously maddened at the news, sends a letter awaits the coming of Leontio; but he
her, the night before the bridal, in the ed by a menial that his body, covered deserted house of her deceased parent. with wounds, had been found near the He comes, and sees her in all her towers of Alcazar : she instantly falls charms, seated in a magnificent apart. lifeless. Seville is in an uproar on acment: his heart at first seems to soften,
ş to sorten, count of this murder : Leontio had been but it soon regains its wonted tone :
seen the preceding night to enter the How could he chide ber kneeling there,-s0 full gate of Don Miguel : thither rush the of grief, and shame, and unabated love;
crowds,-they seek Helena :With her white arms, so long and beautiful, Wound closely round him? How could he reprove
And there she sat ! the dying lamp gleam'd faint That fondness wbicb, if it, alas ! had grown
l'pon her figure; language cannot paint To crime, had sinn'd for him, and him alone?
Her marble look,-her desolate despair; Yet he did chide ber, and ignobly strove
Nor their transfix'd amaze to find her there, To cast all guilt from his unmanly soul,
Like tenant of the tomb; she whom they had And beap on her the infamy of the whole.
thought He has not deem'd she own'd a heart so frail, To have found there with guilt and shame o'erHe thought ber shielded by a vestal's veil ;
wrought. What was his crime? Love in her bosom burn'd, They trac'd no sign of fear,—but guilt, deep guilt, And mutual passion he for hers return'd.
Glared all around her : at her feet there lay 'Twas idle now against the past to rail,
That gleaming poniard, jewell’d at the bilt, 'Twas but a youthful error, and no more;
But bloodless ; tbat avail'd not, there it lay :
As he had drain'd it: winę and viands rare lle swore to ber,--cold sensualisi! how he swore, In house of mourning spread,-what did they there!
She is siezed, and brought to trial, But that guilt clung to me where'er I went, where she vehemently asserts that she
Making my soul its own fierce burning hell.
Is there no hope for me? O father, say. is intirely innocent of the deed : her protestations, however, avail her not,
The priest had turn'd in sickening ear away,
And o'er his brow his shrouding garb had flung, she is condemned and executed. Many
Still on his ear the dark confession rung ; years pass away, till one night the priest
He thought on that yet well remember'd day, who attended her in her last moments, And on the parting words of Helena ; is called to visit the couch of a dying How to the last she had asserted clear man, and to hear his confession :
Her innocence. He turn'd him, what lay there?
The murderer's corse stretch'd on its gorgeous bier. He lay in slumber, if such could be call'd.
Loud roll'd the storm; one broad sulphureous flame A frightful sleep that every eye appall’d;
Flash'd through the chamber, and then redly came His blue lips mov'd, his glassy eye-balls rollid
Full on that couch. The features of the dead And his band grappled with the curtains' fold. Glared in the light one moment,-then were spread
O'er them those pale and livid hues that come He confesses himself to be a noble of
Faintly to show the secrets of the tomb. the first rank, who had aspired to the hand of Inez, but, being supplanted by
Thus ends the poem : the specimens Leontio, he in revenge caused him to which we have given of it speak for be murdered.
themselves ; they require no panegyr
ist, and cannot fail to recommend the I 'scaped the vengeance of the laws,-one fell entire work to universal favour. of my foul crime the victim innocent.
BY BERNARD BARTON, THE QUAKER POET.
(Eclectic Review, July.)
BIRD of the solemn midnight hour!
Thy Poet's emblem be ;
His crest were found in thee :
Fresh omens for thy song :-
To day's more noisy throng.
I love to hear thy hooting cry,
At midnight's solemn hour,
And feel its utmost power :
And eloquent its sound,
To solitudes profound;
Which hoary eld reveres ;
Gray with the lapse of years;
By some sequester'd stream:
To answer to thy scream.
are not thy habits grave and sage,
Thyself beseeming well,
Or nun's ia convent cell?
lo silence and alone :
As thing my bird, have flown.
Are not the hours to thee most dear,
Those which my bosom thrill ?
And Nigbt, more glorious still.
On undulating wing,
Tbạn like a living thing.
While habits, hou rs, and haunts so lone
And lofty, blend with thee,
To touch thought's nobler key;
Who frames his Vigil-Lay,
His own ephem'ral day.
! (Lond. Lit. Gaz.)
BY WM. BULLOCK. W E continue our extracts from this houses, except one, are now closed, and interesting volume without fur
will probably remain so. We met yester
day, it being Lent, a religious procession, her preface. On the road between
carrying a figure of Christ bearing his Vera Cruz and Mexico,
cross. The streets through which it passed " Xalapa, or Jalapa, from which the well
had been swept, watered, and strewed with
orange leaves and flowers ; and many of known drug takes its name, was till within
the houses bad small crosses, decorated the last century the great mart of New Spain for European goods. All mercban.
with flowers and drapery, placed over the
doors. dise arriving at Vera Cruz (the unhealthi. ness of which prevented merchants from
“ The shops and warehouses do not
make a showy appearance, as nothing is stopping there) was brought on mules to
exposed in the windows. The barbers' the great annual fair held in this city, and attended by all the mercantile interests of
shops, however, form an exception : they this part of the world. The opening of
are very pumerous, and have a very resthe grand mart took place amid much forin
pectable exterior. Mambrino's helmet is
sported as a sign over their doors. All aud religious ceremony ; prayers and pro. cessions were made by the clergy for the
articles of European manufacture are dear, success of trade, but they expected some
being three or four hundred per cent.above remuneration for this service-and the nu.
the cost price, and generally of the worst
kind. This is probably owing to the merous churches and rich religious establish. ments amply attest the liberality of the
policy of Old Spain in compelling the promerchants. The city at present contaius
vinces to receive all supplies from the ino13,000 inhabitants ; but at the time of the
ther country. fair it was crowded to excess. It is proba
* " Xalapa is justly celebrated for the exbly decreasing in population, though still a
cellency of its washing : I never saw linen very hapdsome place. It has many two
look so well; many of the inhabitants of storied houses, built after the old Spanish
Vera Cruz send hither to have their washmanner, forming a square, and enclosing a
ing done. Near one of the entrances is a court planted with trees and flowers, and
fountain of the purest water supplying a having a well or fountain. The roofs are
public washhouse, called Techacupa, in tiled, and not flat as in Vera Cruz, yet pro
which 144 persons can be employed at the jecting from the sides, sheltering the house
same time. Each washerwoman is sup
plied with a constant stream, conveyed by from the sun in hot weather, and keeping it dry in the rainy season. Many are furnish
pipes to a stone vessel in which the linen is ed with glass windows, and most have an
soaked. Added to this is a flat stone on ornamental grating in front of those on the
which they wash, and this constitutes the ground floor, which admits a free circula
whole apparatus. The operation is per. tion of air--for the climate is so delightful
formed with cold water and soap, and the as seldom to require their being closed.
linen is rubbed by the hand as in England. There are still eight churches of a mixed
I observed that the women' had a cut lemon style of architecture; they are kept clean
with which they sometimes rubbed the -and the interiors highly decorated with
u Both men and women in general are carving, gilding, and painting. The high altar of the Cathedral is of silver, and the
very ill-informed with respect to the state walls are covered with gilt ornaments.-
of Europe. They believe the continent to There are eleven other altars ; and the ser
be under the dominion of Spain; that Eng. vice is performed in an orderly apd impres.
land, France, Italy, Holland, Germany, &c. sive manner. I attended"high mass on Sun.
are only so many paltry states or provioces day, which was very splendid ; all the fe.
to which the king of Spain appoints govermales above the very lowest class wear
nors, who superintend the manufactories, black, and are dressed alike, with a hand
&c. for the benefit of that country. I found some lace veil over the head, but which is
it dangerous to contradict this fintly. One seldom worn over the face ; in this respect
lady asked me where a muslin dress had retaining less of the manner of the mother
been made ?" in England ;' (and bow country than is still to be found in Antwerp
came it here ?' : probably through Spain,'
I replied: " well then, what is England but and in the Netherlands, although so long a period has elapsed since these countries
the workshop of Spain Many think that were subject to Spain. A great proportion
the riches of Spain enable the others, and of the congregation were Indians, who had
as they call them, the poorer parts of Eucome to market, and it was really a pleas
rope to live. ing sight to observe with what attention
of the wars in Europe they know as and devotion this siinple and innocent peo.
little as of its general state ; and even the ple, the descendants of canvibal ancestors,
name of Wellington seemed scarcely known performed their acknowledgements to their
in Xalapa, though they had heard indeed Creator. All the convents and religious
of the buccaneers, and spoke of our illus