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THE BANKS OF GARRY.
TUNE_" O'er the Moor amang the Heather.” When rosy May embalmed the air,
But what were morning wet wi' dew, And verdure fring'd the winding Garry,
And all the flowers that fringe the Garry,
When first arose upon my view
A beam of light, my Highland Mary!
On the flowery banks of Garry,
By the crystal-winding Garry;
'Twould make a saint forget his creed, I met my lovely Highland Mary.
To meet her by the winding Garry.
O speed thee, Time ! on swifter wings
Around thy ring, nor slowly tarry ;
Oh! haste the happy hour to bring
That gives me to my Highland Mary!
On the flowery banks of Garry,
By the silver-winding Garry,
Take, Fortune, all the world beside,
I ask no more than Highland Mary.
DANISH SUPERSTITIONS. We have heard and seen much of from the Danish and Swedish ; and the legends and popular superstitions two elegant volumes of them, now of THE NORTH, but in truth, all the ex- printing, will appear in September. hibitions of these subjects which have They are highly interesting in themhitherto appeared in England, have selves, but more so, as the basis of been translations from the German. the popular superstitions of England Mr. Olaus BORROW, who is familiar when they were introduced during with the Northern Languages, propos- the incursions and dominion of the es, however, to present these curious Danes and Norwegians. reliques of romantic antiquity directly
THE VICEROY OF EGYPT. The Revue Encyclopédique con- rivers and to fish with, but these are tains the following extract of a letter not yet prepared for use. The Pacha from Grand Cairo, dated Jan. 8,1824; is now bnilding a national bank, and “ I have visited the Pacha, Moham- an establishment for coining money. med Aly ; he is about fifty years of His liberality is boundless to effect age and has a very expressive physi- the accomplishment of his schemes, ognomy. He plyed me with a number and thc activity of his genius is no less of questions, in respect of the military remarkable. Europeans are particuforce of the Persians, their regular larly employed by him, and constitute troops, &c. and made inquiries as to the principal objects of his encouragethe news of Bagdad. His interpreter ment. He is, in a word, become is Er. Bogos, an American, who ap- above all prejudices. His conduct pears to possess great influence with excites much jealousy among the Beys, him, and is considered as a very intel- but he has signified to them, that if ligent character. I visited the arsenal, they do not approve of his system the manufacture of printed cotton they are at liberty to retire. He is stuffs, the printing-office, &c. The now levying a numerous corps to be Pacha has introduced into these and officered by Franks and Mamelukes, other establishments, all the Eu- and recruits from peasants in the counropean machinery. He has also try, and with Arabs of Mount Libauus, erected a telegraphic line between whose chief has lately retired to Cai. Cairo and Alexandria ; by this con- ro; and, being under the Pacha's veyance, he receives and expedites in- protection, has engaged to procure a telligence from one city to the other certain number of warriors of that in the space of an hour. An English- tribe, which boasts of having never man has brought here, from London, been conquered. The Pacha has, a steam-engine, and a drag to clean moreover, employed agents to furnish
him with nearly 500,000 European palace, in the Italian style. At pres, muskets. He has great projects in ent, he is decorating the fountains of view, and unless intercepted by the his capital with lions, crocodiles, and treachery of the Turkish chiefs, he columns of marble brought from Italy. will no doubt finally succeed. The The actual population of Cairo is canal that he has lately excavated near about 300,000 inhabitants. The PaFoa, on the Nile, is about sixty miles cha has erected in this city two colin length, and is cousidered a noble leges for the instruction of youth ; undertaking. Mohammed has also on he is also successfully propagating the the banks of the Nile a very elegant vaccine inoculation.”
BY ALARIC A. WATTS.
Above the dull cold sphere that bounds it,-
Brightest when grief's dark cloud surrounds it
And e'en the last fond hope it cherish'd
Beneath woe's withering touch hath perishd,
And bitter were our sojourn here
In this dark wilderness of sorrow,
The herald of a brighter morrow,
A NEW TRICK OF LEGERDEMAIN. Venice was anciently famed for its more enraged than before, he again preadmirable police. It happened one sented himself to the Commissary, ventmorning that a French nobleman, in ing the bitterest imprecations, and taking a few turns in the square of St. swearing by the Blessed Virgin, the devMark, had his pocket picked of a valu. ils in hell, and all the saints in Paraable family watch. Instantly on ascer- dise, that he had been shamefully bubtaining his loss, be repaired to the po- bled, having not only lost his watch, but lice department, and expressed, with hiszechins, together with his time, little discretion, and in unmeasured which he held to be equally valuable. terms, his surprise that under its so "Look to your fob,' said the Commismuch vaunted regulations, such an acci- sary, and there, to his utter astonishdent should have befallen him in the mid- ment, Monsieur found his watch. dle of the day,and in so public a place. You have to learn something fur
Be careful how you speak of the ther of the Venetian police,' added the police of Venice, said the Commissary Commissary, ' for which purpose here to whom he addressed himself; “your is an officer who will accompany you. quality as a foreigner will not shelter Having descended to a subterranean you, if your invectives should run to too apartment, his guide led him, by several great a length. Deposit here four zech- gloomy, vaulted passages, in crossing ins, and repair to-morrow morning, at which he become more and more anxeleven o'clock, to the spot where you ious as to what was to befal him, to a lost your watch, with an assurance that chamber, dimly lighted by a lamp, it will be restored to you? The French- where, in a recess, the curtain of which man was punctual, and waited until two was drawn aside for his inspection, suswithout any tidings of his watch. Still pended by a cord he saw the thref.
“ They fool me the top of my bent.”---Shak. " COME, Mrs. Suet, Mrs. Hoggins, you better come down to dinner?
v Mrs. Sweatbread, Mrs. Cleaver! There's a nice side of a round o? dinner's ready ; shall I show you the beef, and the chump end of a line o' way down to the cabin ? we mustn't mutton, besides a rare hock of bacon, spoil good victuals though we are which I dare say will settle your sure of good company. Lauk ! what stomach.”_" ( mother,” replied the a monstrous deal of smoke comes out young Cockney, “ that 'ere cold beefof the chimney. I suppose they are steak and inguns vat you put up in dressing the second course ; every the pocket-handkerchief, vasn't good thing 's roasted by steam, they say, I do believe, for all my hinsides are
Dip, since she's so high and mighty, day,” cried Smart.--"O dear, dear!” she may find her own way down. continued Dick, whose usual brazen What ! she's afraid of spoiling her tone was subdued into a lackadaisical fine shawl, I reckon, though you and whine, “I vant to reach and I can't I remember, Mrs Hoggins, when her -vat shall I do, mother ?” -“ Stand five-sbilling Welsh-whittle was kept on tip-toe, my darling,” replied Smart, for Sunday's church, and good enough imitating the voice of Mrs. Cleaver, too, for we all know what her mother who began to take in high dudgeon was. Good Heavens! here comes this horse-play of her neighbour, and Undertaker Croak, looking as down was proceeding to manifest her disin the mouth as the root of my pleasure in no very measured terms, tongue : do let me go out of his way; when she was fortunately separated I wouldn't sit next to him for a rump from her antagonist, and borne down and dozen, he does tell such dismal the hatchway by the dinner-desiring stories that it quite gives one the blue crowd, though sundry echoes of the devils. He is like a nightmare, isn't words “ Jackanapes !” and “impertihe, Mr. Smart ?"_“He may be like nent feller !" continued audible above a mare by night,” replied Mr. Smart, the confused gabble of the gangway. with a smirking chuckle, “but I con- 6 Well, but Mr. Smart," cried Mrs. sider him more like an ass by day. Suet, as soon as she had satisfied the He ! he he!” Looking round for first cravings of her appetite, “ you applause at this sally, he held out his promised to tell me all about the elbows, and taking a lady, or rather steam, and explain what it is that
towards the hatchway, exclaiming, round as fast as those of our one“Now I am ready trussed for table, horse chay, when Jem Bell drives the liver under one wing and gizzard un- trotting mare."-" Why, ma'am, you der the other.”-“ Keep a civil must understand—” “Who called tongue in your head, Mr. Smart; I for sandwiches and a tumbler of nedon't quite understand being called a gus?" bawled the steward—“ Who liver-look at the sparks coming out called for the savages and tumbling of the chimney, I declare I'm fright- negres?" repeated Mr. Smart.—“Yes, ened to death." _6 Well, then you ma'am, you saw the machinery, I beare of course no longer a liver," re- lieve-(capital boiled beef) there's a sumed the facetious Mr. Smart ; 6 so thing goes up and a thing goes down, we may as well apply to Mr. Croak all made of iron ; well, that's the hyto bury you.”_"0 Gemini! don't drostatic principle; then you put into talk so shocking ; I had rather never the boiler-(a nice leg of mutton, Mrs. die at all than have such a fellow as Sweetbread) - let me see, where was that to bury me."--" Dickey, my 1?- In the boiler, I believe. Ah ! dear!” cried Mrs. Cleaver to her son, it's an old trick of mine to be getting who was leaning over the ship's side into hot water. So, ma'am, you see with a most woe-begone and emetical they turn all the smoke that comes expression of countenance,“ hadn't from the fire on to the wheels, and
that makes them spin round, just as arrive safe-they do sometimes, and the smoke-jack in our chimnies turns I wish we may now, for nobody loves the spit; and then there's the safety. a party of pleapure more than I do. I valve in case of danger, which lets all hate to look upon the gloomy side of the water into the fire, and so puts things when we are all happy together out the steam at once. You see, (here another groan,) and I hope I ma’am, it's very simple, when once haven't said any thing to lower the you understand the trigonometry of spirits of the company." it.”_6 ( perfectly, but I never had it “ There's no occasion," cried Smart, properly explained to me before. It's “ for I saw the steward putting water vastly clever, isn't it. How could into every bottle of brandy.” The they think of it? Shall I give you a laugh excited by this bon mot tended little of the sallad ? La, it isn't dress- in some degree to dissipate the alarm ed; what a shame !"
and gloom which the boding Mr. “Not at all," cried Smart, “ none Croak had been infusing into the of us dressed for dinner, so that we party; and Smart, by way of fortify. can hardly expect it to be dressed for ing their courage, bade them remark us. He he he!"_“ Did you hear that the sailors were obviously under that, Mrs. H.?” exclaimed Mrs. Suet, no sort of apprehension. “Ay," returning to Mrs. Hoggins, “ that was a sumed the persevering Mr. Croak, good one, warn't it? Drat it, Smart, “they are used to it-it is their busiyou are a droll one."
ness—they are bred to the sea." Here the company were alarmed “ But they don't want to be bread to by a terrified groan from Mr. Croak, the fishes, any more than you or 1,” who ejaculated, “Heaven have mercy retorted Smart, chuckling at his havon us! did you hear that whizzing ing the best of this nonsense. noise ?—there it is again ! there's
« Well,” exclaimed Mrs. Sweetsomething wrong in the boiler--if it bread, “I never tasted such beer as bursts, we shall all be in heaven in this-flat as ditch-water ; they should five minutes.”_6 The Lord forbid !” have put it upon the cullender to let ejaculated two or three voices, while the water run out ; and yet you have others began to scream, and were been drinking it, Smart, and never preparing to quit their places, when said any thing about it.” -“ Madam,” the steward informed them it was replied the party thus addressed, laynothing in the world but the spare ing his hand upon his heart, and looksteam which they were letting off. ing very serious, “I make it a rule “Ay, so they always say," resumed never to speak ill of the dead. I am Croak with an incredulous tone and eating the ham, you see, and yet it woe-begone look ; “ but it was just would be much better if I were to let the same on board the American it exemplify one of Shakspeare's sosteam-boat that I was telling you of- liloquies---Ham-let alone."-- La! fifty-two souls sitting at dinner, laugh- you're such a wag,” cried Mrs. Hog. ing and chatting for all the world as gins, “there's no being up to you; we are now, when there comes a but if you don't like the ham, take a whiz, such as we heard a while ago slice of this edge-bone-nothing's betGod help us! there it is once more ter than cold beef."-" I beg your and bang ! up blew the boiler-four- pardon, Madam," replied the indefatiteen people scalded to death large gable joker"cold beef's better than pieces of their flesh found upon the nothing-Ha! ha! ha!” river, and a little finger picked up “How do you find yourself now, next day in an oyster-shell, which by my darling ?” said Mrs. Cleaver tó the ring upon it was known to be her son, who had been driven below the captain's. But don't be alarmed, by a shower, and kept bis hat on beladies and gentlemen, I dare say we cause, as he said, his “ 'air was quite shall escape any scalding as we're all vet." _“ Vy, mother, I have been as in the cabin, and so we shall only go sick as a cat, but I'm bang up now, to the bottom smack! Indeed we may and so peckish that I feel as if I could
heat any thing." " Then just warm ed a shout at poor Dick's expense, these potatoes,” said Smart, handing who sullenly muttered, “ I'm not going him the dish," for they are almost to be bamboozled out of an 'all-crown
your rigs upon me," quoth the young vont be made a standing joke by no Cockney, looking glumpish, “or I shall man."2" [ don't see how you can," fetch you a vipe with this here hash- replied bis antagonist, “so long as you stick. If one gives you a hinch, you are sitting.”_" Vy are you like a case take a hell."— Never mind him, my of ketchup ?” cried Dick, venturing
mutton-chop, it will do you good ; immediately replying to his own inthere's no gravy, for Mr. Smart has quiry, “because you are a sauce-box." all the sauče to himself. Haw! haw! Haw ! haw !” roared his mother. haw !"_“ Very good !” exclaimed the bravo, Dick; well done, Dick! there's latter, clapping his hands, 6 egad! a proper rap for you, Mr. Smart.”Ma'am, you are as good a wag as your Somewhat nettled at this joke, poor as own double chin." This was only it was, the latter returned to the charge ventured in a low tone of voice, and, by inquiring of Dick whiy his hat was as the fat dame was at that moment like a giblet-pie ? and after suffering handing the plate to her son, it was him to guess two or three times in vain, fortunately unheard. Dick being still cried because there's a goose's head rather giddy, contrived to let the chop in it," and instantly set the example fall upon the floor, an occurrence at of the horse-laugh in which the comwhich Mr. Smart declared he was not pany joined. Finding he was getting in the least surprised, as the young the worst of it, Dick thought it prudent man, when first he came into the cabin, to change the conversation, by obserylooked uncommonly chop-fallen. Dick, ing that it would luckily be « 'igh wa. however, had presently taken a place ter in the 'arbour when they arrived." at the table, and begun attacking the _" Then I recommend you by all buttock of beef with great vigour and means to use some of it," said the pervivacity, protesting he had got a fa. tinacious Mr. Smart, “ perhaps it may mous “ happetite," and felt “as ungry cure your squint." as an ound."-" I never say any thing Both mother and son rose up in to discourage any body," said Mr. wrath at this personality, and there Croak, “ particularly young people; would infallibly have been a bourrasque it's a thing I hate, but t'other day a (as the French say) in the hold, but fine lad sate down to his dinner in this that there was just then a tremendous very packet, after being sea-sick, just coneussion upon the deck, occasioned as you may be doing now, when it by the fall of the main-boom, and folturned out he had broke a blood-vessel, lowed by squeaks and screams, of all
and a very pretty one he made." pany at the dinner-table. 6 Lord have
“ I'm not going to be choused out of mercy upon us !” ejaculated Croak my dinner for all that,” replied the with a deep groan, “it's all over with youth, munching away with great in- us--we are going to the bottomdustry, and at the same time calling like to make the best of every thingout— Steward! take away this porter. it's my way, and therefore hope no pot, it runs.”_“I doubt that," cried lady or gentleman will be in the least Smart.-"I say it does," resumed Dick, alarmed, for I believe drowning is a angrily, the table-cloth is all of a sop.” much less painful death than is gene- l'll bet you half-a-crown it doesn't.” rally supposed.” Done! and done! were hastily ex. Having run upon deck at this juncchanged, when Mr. Smart, looking ture for the purpose of ascertaining the round with a smirk, exclaimed—“ La- nature of the accident, which he found dies and gentlemen, I appeal to every to be unattended with the smallest danone of you whether the pot has not ger, the writer cannot detail any more been perfectly still, and nothing has of the conversation that ensued. been running but the beer.” This elicit