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parish where he lived; but this he garden, and busy workshops, and gang deemed to be out of his jurisdiction ; on of industrious lads, whose faces show one occasion, however, having committed clearly enough what would be their an offence within the school, the master employment if they were not there, is a punished him very severely, and with sight to do good to the hearts of the such effect as to produce an almost im- inhabitants. Indeed, if the question mediate change. The lad's improvement be regarded from an entirely financial was so marked, that the master felt point of view, and the expense of the justified in recommending him to a lady school be set against the expense of who wanted a servant-boy; he behaved prosecuting the boys and keeping them himself in the situation admirably for in gaol, I have no doubt that an industhree years, when he moved into a trial school far more than pays itself. family of distinction, in which he is now Yet, after all, the success turns very living as butler, and from which he much upon the master, as might be exwrites to the master with the feelings pected from the reason of the thing, and of a child to a father.
as any one would perceive, who visited No. 110 came from the National the Cambridge Industrial School, or School, to the great joy of the master of who examined the letters which I have the same, who said that he could do had before me while writing this paper, nothing with him, nor make anything and from which I have given a few exof him. However, he soon began to tracts. It is the combination of extreme improve, and was taken out by Arch- kindness of heart, and true Christian deacon Mackenzie, a warm friend of the devotion to a great work, with a clear school and member of its committee, to head and iron determination to be Natàl, where he is still, and bears an obeyed, that can alone ensure success. excellent character.
It is manifest from their own letters, This list might be easily extended ; that every one of the boys, whose cases but it is already long enough for its I have chronicled above, look upon the purpose. It does not prove that an in- master as their father, and upon the dustrial school is sufficient to reform all school as the home of their best feel. the juvenile population of a large town, ings. The same sentiment has ever but it certainly shows that it may be the pervaded the school. Poor lads ! many means of doing great good, and that of them never knew much of parental many a poor lad may be lifted by its kindness and of home affections, until agency from misery and criminality. they found these blessed influences Nor is it a very expensive piece of there. What is to be done, said I one machinery : the only expensive part of day to an Inspector of Schools, who was the business is the supply of dinners to bemoaning the depravity of much of the the boys, and, in the most extravagant juvenile population in his district, times, I believe, the price of a dinner what is to be done to bring about an has never mounted up to twopence, improvement? We must find a number while it has generally been much less : of men, was the answer, like the master and the appearance of the school on the of your Industrial School. outskirts of the town, with its neat
THE CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY BOAT OF 1860.
BY G. O. TREVELYAN, TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.
IN accordance with a custom established for some years past, the following lines were written, by request, before the event of the contest. Whether they had a Tyrtæan effect may be doubted: their prophetic attributes cannot be denied. The allusions are of a local nature, but the general interest excited by the race may justify their insertion. It may be well to remind our readers of the names of the oarsmen, and their position in the boat.
1. S. HEATHCOTE, Trinity.
6. B. N. CHERRY, Clare.
Some twenty years back, o'er his nectar one day,
Stand by me, dear reader, and list to my song,
One stroke, and they're on us. Quick! Left face and double !
'Tis Heathcote, the pride of First Trinity Club,
Who can think on that morn without sorrow and pain
Next comes David Ingles, and long may he live,
Oh, blame not the bard if at thought of his section
Old Admiral Blake, as from heaven he looks down, Bawls out to his messmates—“You lubberly sinners, Three cheers for my namesake! I'll bet you a crown He'll thrash the Oxonians as I thrashed the Mynheers.”
Here's Coventry next, but not Patmore, no, no!
A problem concerning the man who rows six,
But oh for the tongue of a Dizzy or Cairns,
But how shall I worthily celebrate you,
Then, on some future day of disaster and woe,
You may search the whole coast from Land's End to North Foreland,
So at night, when the wine-cups all mantling are seen
March 24th, 1860.
LOCH-NA-DIOMHAIR_THE LAKE OF THE SECRET.
A HIGHLAND FLIGHT.
BY GEORGE CUPPLE S.
HOW WE SET OUT FOR IT—ICKERSON
AND I. Down on the little rustic landing-pier before Inversneyd Hotel, by LochLomond edge, my friend Ickerson and I had sought a few minutes' breathingtime for private consultation in an unexpected dilemma ; which, however absurd, was real. Ere many more minutes elapsed, our present refuge would be taken from us ; though at that instant it was the sole spot, round the noisy falls made classical by Wordsworth, and the noisier place of entertainment for tourists, where we could hope to hear each other, or arrange our
necessary plans of departure. A sudden occurrence had just rendered that departure indispensable, nay, required that it should be immediate; if possible, without even the delay we now made ; above all, without so much as re-entering the door of the hotel. Yet not only was our modest bill to be settled, and the few travelling encumbrances of one of us to be regained from the lobby-table; we had also to consider our first steps of escape, the most critical of all, and for a brief space to deliberate as to the precise track that must be taken, by now recurring to our only clue in the matter. This clue was to be found in the letter of our mutual friend, Moir from London, whom we were to join at a certain spot which he thus indicated and described: the scent. After which, all is of course the letter was fortunately in my posses- lost!” sion still, and over it were we here “Horrible! True. Very disagreeholding council. On Ickerson's part able and awkward, I must say,” rewith the help of “a few post-jentacular sponded my friend ; for once lowering inhalations," as he in his colossal manner that censer-like appurtenance of his, with was pleased to phrase it, “ from that one of his least phlegmatic or profragrant weed which so propitiates vokingly-placid expressions of counteclearness of thought, and tends to pro- nance. “For really, after all Dr. Blythe's mote equanimity in action.” For me, own openness and manifest inclination I was too conscious of the energy our to our society, we did leave him somesituation demanded, to share any such what abruptly, perhaps, at the Trosachs indulgence. The action, not the equa- yesterday forenoon; without making nimity, was what our peculiar circum- him aware, either, of the intention, stances then required. As the prompt which, by the way, my dear Brown," cigar to the contemplative meerschaum, remarked Ickerson gravely, “I did not so were we to each other.
know till you stated it just before. “ To think,” broke out my companion, Much less, that Moir had described his meditatively, "that he should have taken whereabouts to you." the same direction as ourselves—joining A mild reproach was designed, but I these snobbish pedestrians, too, at such affected unconsciousness of it; not even an early hour—and without Mrs. Blythe smiling as I echoed this remorseful and the other ladies, whom—”.
strain. “The worst of it was," I re“Whom, you may depend upon it,” minded him, “it might seem a base I interrupted with impatience, “the advantage to take, that we walked off on a droskies from the Trosachs Inn will Sabbath afternoon, when the doctor and bring up behind him, in ten minutes his family were absent at kirk, as bemore, luggage and all. Then, do you see came his public character and standing. that smoke yonder, through the haze on I do not understand a Gaelic service, the water ?” I pointed emphatically however orthodox my turn of mind, down the lake. “That is the first whereas you, you know, though sussteamer from Balloch, of course, which pected of latitudinarian views, are quite will soon pour on this spot a whole mob familiar with the tongue.” At this from Glasgow-yes, Glasgow," repeated home-thrust, again did Ickerson wince : I, significantly eyeing my friend. “I he looked uncomfortably over his now see it all! He expected Glasgow shoulder to the Inversneyd Hotel, where friends, don't you recollect? He ex- our learned fellow-citizen and late innpected one in particular-have you mate at the Trosachs was despatching forgot whom?” And it was evident, breakfast, all unconscious of our abject despite Ickerson's wished-for equanimity vicinity to him : then in front, toward (strictly speaking, a disposition to im- the growing vapour which brought promptitude in cases of action), that he M'Killop, he gazed with a dismay far began to shudder; while my own un- more apparent. easiness did not prevent me from push- The truth was, I had felt doubtful ing the advantage thus obtained over up to the last moment of Ickerson. his too lethargic nature. “Yes ; it was Happily, Sundays do fall amongst the M'Killop, whom he must have come Trosachs, and after unintentionally enon to meet, and to concert with as to countering the Blythe party there, we choice of summer quarters. The moment had availed ourselves without much conthe steamer's paddles are heard, he'll sideration of that circumstance, together be down to welcome him—MKillop with our needing no vehicles, to take far will see us at once, even if Trellington more than the proper seventh-day's Blythe should not-both will recog- journey in advance of our estimable nise us—both be surprised—both be on acquaintance. I myself had inferred,