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to the Lord, Blake-Blake were living--the of the president's house ;-give him, CarySpaniard ?-Blake She hath rued his false fort, what other instructions you may, by dealing before now; and if a squadron I the revelation of the Lord, be enabled. have left, he shall again.-Blake !-Blake Watch, and sleep not, for the enemy are at I need thee.' 'And more,' continued the hand; and let that ram, Sydenham, be ta peer, "They have intelligence here.' ken in the thicket, to be offered up, as it
Who? where ? how?' cried the Protector, were, a sacrifice, instead of the blood of foaming at the mouth like a mad dog; our Isaacs—the people of the land.' 'what hair-brained traitor dare correspond
We have not meddled with the love with the King ? Speak, man. He is dead before thou sayst-'• The Cavaliers of the
scenes in this story, though they are north,' answered Murray, if not up al
well drawn ; and the heroine, Hester ready, await but the presence of that trai Bradshaw, is truly beautiful. A good tor Sydenham : Lancashire, Cheshire, relief of the comic also runs through Derbyshire and Yorkshire, are numbered, and pledged to rise.' Where--where is
the volumes ; and we have no hesitaSnell ? cried Cromwell. Let him march tion in ranking them in the nearest row -march forward instantly-and He to the Wizzard of the North. Indeed, ended not the sentence, but clenched his fist, the Cavalier will be found to be a very and paced the room from side to side, like a
excellent romance, and as such we ree wild beast. "Sir Harry Slingsby and Dr. Huet- said Caryfort. Ha-what of
commend it. Among its other merits them ? cried Oliver, stopping short, 'are we have poetry; and the following they ' Traitors!' replied Murray; "and example attached to the death of the Mordaunt is closely implicated.' 'Are they Sir Norman above mentioned, will -are they fast in prison, by the neck and heels ? said the Protector. "Yea; but
show its quality. worse than all,' said the Peer, Ormond is “ In the first battle with the Welsh, he known to be in England, yet he is in darker commanded the van division under Edward, hiding than we can penetrate.' "Set a re- and routed the mountaineers with great ward upon his head, and another on Syden- slaughter ; but to the great grief of the ham,' cried Cromwell. "God give me pa King, and all true knights, he was himself tience, this is news indeed !-Slingsby! slain by an arrow, shot at random by the Huet! they are friends of the president enemy, on the close of the fight. He was Bradshaw! where is he? and Waller! observed to be thoughtful, and almost wild Haslerigg! Lambert! and Fairfax! The in his demeanour, from the time that he Lord's vengeance over-overtake them.' joined the King at the rendezvous ; spoke He sat down again in his chair, nearly over- little to any one but his friend Sir Hugh come with the strength of his own passions, Molyneux, who was much in the same conand the sweat coursed down his brow like dition ; and if questioned with too much drops of rain down a window pane," pertinacity, he turned fiercely on the querist,
or fled without speaking. In his burgonet, wome larther communion ensues. he wore the beautiful tresses of a lady's « Cromwell seemed now to be seized with hair; and frequently he was seen stampa kind of lethargy, which usually succeed ing on the ground, and muttering to himed to the delirium of his passion; he lean- self, as if in a fit of frenzy. He became ed upon the arms of the chair, and for more sedate on the evening previous to the some time spoke no word; his companions battle, and requested the command of the also preserved silence : it was a considera- van division from Edward, who granted it, ble space before he resumed his self-posses, with a caution to take care of himself. He sion, gradually awakening from his disorder smiled bitterly, and retired. The next as if from a sound sleep. When he raised morning, he was stirring with the lark, his eyes and beheld Caryfort, he put his and had attacked and routed the enemy, hand to his brow, as if striving to recall and was brought in a corpse, before the something past to his recollection, and then King had imagined he had marched from bowed his head in token of remembrance. the rendezvous." He spoke slowly, but audibly. "Hie ye After his death, his friend Sir Hugh straight to Whitehall-bid colonel Snell Molyneux, in stripping him of his armour, march-march on towards Cheshire, bid found an esquisse, of which the following is him take possession, by fair means or foul, a translation,carefully placed in his breast
The moonshine sparkled on the wall,
We repor'd by the side of Saint Cuthbert's sbrine,
Ah! how shall I live when thou art gone ;
He conquered, but he died. The last verse was added by the Father Adrian, his tutor and friend, and his body was embalmed and magnificently interred at Banner Cross Abbey - Author of the MS.
OR, ORIGINAL ANECDOTES OF REMARKABLE CHARACTERS.
GEORGE THE FOURTH. mission, to the utter ruin of his family: NEARLY forty years ago, his The Prince by accident overheard an W present majesty, then Prince of account of the case. To prevent a Wales, was so exceedingly urgent to worthy soldier suffering, he procured have 8001. to an hour on such a day, the money, and that no mistake might and in so unusual a manner, that the happen, carried it himself. On asking, gentleman who furnished the supply, at an obscure lodging-house in a court had some curiosity to know for what near Covent Garden, for the lodger, he purpose it was obtained. On inquiry, was shown up to his room, and there he was informed that the moment the found the family in the utmost distress. money arrived, the prince drew on a Shocked at the sight, he not only prepair of boots, pulled off his coat and sented the money, but told the officer waistcoat, slipped on a plain morning to apply to Colonel Lake,living in frock without a star, and, turning his street, and give some account of himhair to the .crown of his head, put on a self in future ; saying which, he deslouched hat, and thus walked out. parted, without the family knowing to This intelligence raised still greater whom they were obliged. curiosity: and with some trouble, the gentleman discovered the object of
STERNE. the Prince's mysterious visit. An The following is the conclusion of officer of the army had just arrived some notitiæ respecting Sterne, and a from America with a wife and six sketch of the life of his valet Le Fleur, children, in such low circumstances, who was a native of Burgundy, kept a that to satisfy some clamorous creditor, cabaret in Calais, and a frequent visitor he was on the point of selling his com- to England as as a courier, serjeant, or
other character requiring zeal and dil- ey with the mother. How much, addigence.
ed he, I know not-he always gave * In addition to La Fleur's account more than he could afford. of himself, the writer of the preceding “ Sterne was frequently at a loss upobtained from him several little circum- on his travels for ready money. Restances relative to his master, as well mittances were become interrupted by as the characters depicted by him, a war, and he had wrongly estimated few of which, as they would lose by his expenses—he had reckoned along abridgment, I shall give verbatim. the post-roads, without adverting to
66. There were moments,' said La the wretchedness that was to call upon Fleur, in which my master appeared him in his way. sunk into the deepest dejection—when “At many of our stages my master his calls upon me for my services were has turned to me with tears in his eyes so seldom, that I sometimes apprehen- _These poor people oppress me, La sively pressed in upon his privacy, to Fleur ! how shall I relieve me ?' He suggest what I thought might divert wrote much, and to a late hour. I told his melancholy. He used to smile at La Fleur of the inconsiderable quantimy well-meant zeal, and I could see ty he had published he expressed exwas happy to be relieved. At others treme surprise. “I know,' said he, -he seemed to have received a new upon our return from this tour, there soul-he launched into the levity nat was a large trunk completely filled ural à mon pays,' said La Fleur, ' and. with papers. Do you know any cried gaily enough, Vive la Bagatelle!' thing of their tendency, La Fleur ? It was in one of those moments that "Yes-they were miscellaneous rehe became acquainted with the Grisette marks upon the manners of the differat the glove-shop; she afterwards vis- ent nations he visited, and in Italy he ited him at his lodgings, upon which was deeply engaged in making the most La Fleur made not a single remark; elaborate inquiries into the different but, on naming the fille de chambre, governments of the towns, and the his other visitant, he exclaimed, “It characteristic peculiarities of the Italwas certainly a pity, she was so pretty ians of the various states. , and petite.'
To affect this he read much ; for “ Poor Maria—was, alas! no fic- the collections of the patrons of literation- When we came up to her, she ture were open to him ; he observed was grovelling in the road like an in- more. Singular as it may seem, Sterne fant, and throwing the dust upon her endeavoured in vain to speak Italian. head—and yet few were more lovely! His valet acquired it on their journey ; Upon Sterne's accosting her with ten- but his master, though he applied now derness, and raising her in his arms, and then, gave it up as unattainable. she collected herself and resumed some I the more wondered at this,' said La composure-told him her tale of mis- Fleur, as he must have understood ery, and wept upon his breast-my Latin.' master sobbed aloud. I saw her gen- The asssertion, sanctioned by Johntly disengage herself from his arms, son, that Sterne was licentious and disand she sung him the service to the solute in conversation, stands thus far Virgin, my poor master covered his contradicted by the testimony of La face with his hands, and walked by her Fleur. His conversation with womside to the cottage where she lived, en,' he said, ' way of the most interestthere he talked earnestly to the old wo- ing kind : he usually left them serious, man.'
if he did not find them so.' 6 • Every day,' said La Fleur, « The Dead Ass--was no invention while we stayed there, I carried them – the mourner was as simple and afmeat and drink from the hotel, and fecting as Sterne has related. La when we departed from Moulines, my Fleur recollected the circumstance permaster left his blessings and some mon- fectly."
Q ATHENEUM VOL. 10.
DELICATE GENEROSITY. much agitation; and after a few moA French Abbé, celebrated for ments, wiping away the tears, he preshis wit as well as his political knowsed my hand between his with energy, ledge, was much embarrassed for the exclaiming, Mr. Wallis, I know from sum of five hundred louis d'ors. The whence this comes ; tell Mr. Garrick Abbé was high-minded, and being con- that his kindness is almost too much stantly at Versailles, he carefully avoid for me ; tell him also that I shall never ed every thing that might lead to the be able to repay this sum, much less discovery of his embarrassment. Some what I have before received at his person, however, whispered the secret hands. A few months after this do to the queen, the beautiful but unfortu- nation the doctor died. nate Marie Antoinette. On the same
FARINELLI. evening, her majesty meeting the Abbé The celebrated Italian singer, Farat the Duchesse de Polignac's, engaged inelli, who was a great favourite with him in a party at trictrac, her favourite Philip the Fifth of Spain, going one game, in which she contrived in a short day to the King's closet, to which he time to lose the sum which the Abbé had at all times access, heard an officer wanted; then smilingly she rose from of the guard curse him, and say to the table, and relinquished the game. another that was in waiting, Honours CITIZEN OF THE WORLD.
can be heaped on such scoundrels as A sum of 5,000l. stands invested these, while a poor soldier like myself, for the mutual benefit of two very ex- after thirty years service, remains uncellent institutions in London—The noticed. Farinelli, without seeming Magdalen Asylum, and the Foundling to hear the reproach, complained to, Hospital. It was bequeathed to them the king that he had neglected an old by one Ormichand, a black merchant servant, and procured a regiment for in Calcutta, who left many equally libe the person who had spoken so harshly eral donations to other charitable insti- of him in the anti-chamber. On quit. tutions in all parts of the world. ting his majesty, Farinelli gave the GARRICK.
commission to the officer, telling him The character of the British Ros- that he had heard him complain of cius has been severely aspersed, on ac- having served thirty years; but added, count of his reputed parsimony; an “You did wrong to accuse the king of anecdote is, however, related of him neglect to reward your zeal.' by Albany Wallis, Esq., who was his
BATTLE INCIDENT. intimate friend, which shows that the Captain Hauffer, a Swiss officer, accusation was somewhat unjust. Mr. who was dangerously wounded in one Garrick,' says this gentleman, was of the actions which took place when no more a fool in charity than in other the French entered his unfortunate matters ; he knew where and how to country, was left bathed in blood on bestow his liberality. He came to me the field of battle. A French officer one morning in a violent hurry, and who happened to pass, perceived him, without even his usual salutation, ab- and observing some signs of life, ruptly exclaimed, • My dear friend, the assisted him, and cried out, Courdoctor is in want, you must instantly age, my dear fellow, courage !' do me a favour. Come, come, put on Hauffer, at these words, like one awakyour hat, and, without delay, go to ing from the sleep of death, opened Dr. Johnson's lodgings, and present his eyes, and fixing them attentively him with these banknotes ; but, on on the officer, said with a feeble voice, your life, do not mention from whom ('Tis not courage, but strength, I you had them. The amount was by want. The Frenchman, delighted no means inconsiderable. In compli- and affected by this answer, gave orance with his request, I instantly wait- ders immediately to have the officer's ed on the doctor, and being announced, wounds dressed, and every possible was ushered into his apartment. Hav- care taken of him. He was, in conseing prefaced my errand with as much quence, carried to Wadmschwyll, and delicacy as possible, I presented the in a little time was entirely cured of notes, which the doctor received with his wounds.
THE MARINER'S JUDGMENT. “ The new Attractiue, containing a
The Lodestone is the stone,
The onely stone alone, short discourse of the Magnes or
Deseruyng praise above the rest, Lodestone, and amongst other his ver
Whose vertues are unknowne. tues, of a new discouered secret, and
THE MARCHANTE'S Verdict. subtile propertie, concerning the de
The saphires bright, the diamonds braue clyning of the Needle, touched there
Are stones that beare the name, with, under the plaine of the Horizon. But flatter not and tell the troth, Now first fonnd out by Robert Nor Magnes deserves he fame. MAN, Hydrographer. Small 4to. Imprinted at London, by John Kyngston,
GENEROUS BEQUEST. for Richard Ballard, 1581." .
When M. Bouvant was given over This scarce Tract is the production by the physicians, he sent for his old of Robert Norman, who first discover- friend the Abbé Blanchet, to whom he ed what is called the dipping of the said, "From the character I know you needle, and which discovery this work to have, you will always be poor ; was intended to promulgate.
there is every appearance, my friend,
that I cannot live long, and when I am THE MAGNES, OR LODESTONE'S CHALLENGE.
dead, what will become of you ?' The Give place, ye glittering sparkes, Abbé wished to reply, but the sick Ye glimmering saphires bright,
man, taking advantage of his condiYe rubies redde, and diamonds braue,
tion, ordered him to be silent, and dicWherein ye moste delight.
tated his last orders. My will is, that In breefe, ye stones inricht,
you enjoy the interest of ten thousand And burnisht all with golde,
crowns, which I have earned, for your Set fortbe in lapidaries shoppes For jewells to be solde.
life. Don't make any difficulties, the
principal will return to my family." Give place, give place, I saie
M. Bouvant recovered. Sometime afYour beautie, gleame and glee Is all the vertue for the whiche
terwards, the Abbé related this trait to Accepted so you bee.
the Duchesse d'Aumont, who was so
delighted, that she urged him to tell it Magnes, the Lodestone, I, Your painted sheathes defie,
her again. "Why, madam,' said the Without my helpe, in Indian seas,
Abbé, what I have related is nothing The best of you might lie.
to what followed ; for when my poor I guide the pilot's course,
Bouvant was recovered, I found him His helping hande I am,
quite sorry that he was well.' The mariner delights in me,
A clergyman preaching a charityMy vertue lyes unknown,
sermon, February 4, 1778, at a church My secrets hidden are,
in the City, during his discourse 'pullBy me, the court and commonweale ed out of his pocket a newspaper, and Are pleasured verie farre.
read out of it the following paragraph, No shippe could saile on seas,
viz.-On Sunday, the 18th of January, Her course to runne aright,
two ponies ran on the Uxbridge road Nor compasse shewe the readie waie,
twenty miles for twenty guineas, and Were Magnes not of might.
one gained it by about half a head; Blush then, and blemishe all
both ponies ridden by their owners. Bequeath to me that's dewe,
Also another paragraph of the like
kind, of a race on the Romford road,
on a Sunday. He made an apology It's 1, it's 1, alone
for reading part of a newspaper in the Whom you usurpe upon, Magnes by name, the Lodestone callid,
pulpit, said he believed it was the first Th prince of stones alone.
instance of the kind, and he sincerely if ус
wished that there never might be occaruvi; if - you can denie,
sion for the like again. He then pointdesolé : seeme to make replie,
ed out the heinous sin of Sabbath breakmust be
'the painfull seaman judge De y hiche of us doeth lie.