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and independent looks were not relished drowned !"_" In less than an hour, so by any but the novelist, and I would get ready for t’other world.”—“ Faith, have given a trifle to have examined Captain, but this is comical tratement his sketch-book. When about mid- for gentlemen ! (exclaimed Sir Fchannel it fell a perfect calm, but at the F- ;) and next time I go by your same time the blackening clouds that conveyance I'll engage you shall keep hung upon the horizon warned us at the vessel quiet."--" Arrah, Judy, least of rain. Evening now closed in, where are you, darling ?"_" Faith,and and many anxious fears for safety were it's here I am, Pat, in the centre of a expressed. “ Blesh ma conscience, hobble, all alone by myself, in the mid(cried Shadrach,) ven shall ve get over dle of the Russians.»; The doctor's de pond! Oh I vish I vas in Dukesh heart beat like a pestle and mortar, maPlaish again !”—“ Pray, thailor, inqui- king a strange mixture ; the Countess red the young buck,) do the American took a vivifying draught of ratifa ; Maprivateerth ever come here ”—“ Some- dame Go-ginger-bread applied herself times, Sir, they give us a slap. We had piously to the eau-de-vie ; the abbé five or six passengers killed about a joined in the libation ; the alderman fortnight ago.'
Oh dear, what a had turned the turtle between the blanthocking thing !-what, fight?”—“Oh kets ; the M. P's. declared they would that's nothing ; the skippers often bury get an act passed to ensure fine weaththeir passengers, and who's the wiser ?” er, and cried out lustily about breach of _“ What, I suppoth, the privateerth privilege ; the Cossacks were satisfied attack you over night ; and where do they should not starve while the horses they go to?"_Oh, Sir, they're snug remained ; the deputy commissary-genein America next morning.”—“Oh dear, ral began to think of short rations, the I hope they won't come now.” The young colonel was fast asleep ; the doctor and the abbé had commenced a scene-painter, like an old fox, had dropviolent contest, when a sudden puff of ped his brush ; the traveller was trawind put a stop to the argument, and vailing with apprehension ; the opera away they all went to leeward. dancer figured in a sorry band ; Myn
Arrah, stop the ship, stop the ship!heer Von Donker-drunk considered it roared the sergeant, grasping his dear best that every corporation should rest Judy round the waist. The Countess upon its own broad-bottomed foundashrieked, the ladies cried, the men tion; the French captain concealed groaned, and the sailors laughed; while himself under the lappets of the burgothe Captain whistled “ Crazy Jane" master's coat; the smuggler was pickwith all bis might. The only uncon- ing up the wee things about the decks ; cerned individual was our farmering the sergeant-at-law was at cross examifriend, who appeared as indifferent as nation ; while the Dover magistrate, possible, except that while the crew were with his family, were neither one thing hauling down a reef in the mainsail, he nor the other. I stuck by the old Capseemed quite at home, assisting with a tain, who still whistled and sung “ Crahearty good will. “ Blesh ma heart, vat zy Jane” with lungs like the bellows of shall I do!” cried Shadrach, when he a church organ; and close to us stood tumbled head foremost against the stom- the farmer. “ Rough night, Captain," ach of a Don Cossack, who lifted him said he. " Aye, Sir, it blows fresh up with the same ease that he would a • Shun not then poor Crazy Jane.' Persucking pig, and set the dirty little ani- haps you'd like a glass of grog, Sir, or mal on his legs. “ Thank you, Shir, wine. Here, George ! Steward! mit all ma heart; and if ever you should George ! bring some grog and biscuit." come to Dukesh Plaish" Down The Mate now joined us. “ Well, dropped Shadrach through the compan- Mate, how does she go, Mate ?” inquiion, and crawled away to bed. “Whath red the Captain ; and without waiting the matter ?” cried the young buck. for an answer,continued his song—“Do “ Nothing, nothing, (replied the Cap- my frenzied looks alarm you’-Stop a tain,) only the ship's overboard.”—“Oh minute, Mate, the grog is comingdear, oh dear! then we shall all be " Shun not then poor Crazy Jane.'
George appeared with the grog. We fore-halliards all clear.”
We now enhad just mixed our glasses, when the tered between Calais pier-heads, and old wind came fair, and promised us safe Mascot (the brother of him who piloted landing in about an hour. “Well, Cap. Louis on his return to his dominion) tain, 'tis an ill wind that blows nobody came aboard to conduct us in. good, (said the farmer ;) here's your loo, Muscow, haulhee, haulhee with the health. And in return for your glass rope !" said the Captain, observing the of grog, if you want any one to take wind shorten out of the harbour. Howthe helm in running in, I'm your boy, ever, in a few minutes we landed close (he was upwards of seventy ;) or when to the spot where the impression of the you get ashore come to Dessein's, and Desiré's foot was cut in the stone by ask for Admiral and we'll crack those who, a few years before, were a bottle together.” And sure enough it ready to to erect a chin-chopper to cut was he himself. Born to that splendid off his head. And now, Mr. Editor, fame which dwells not in outward show, having fulfilled my promise, I once more the memorial is deeply engraven on take my leave, thanking you for the atevery Briton's heart.
“ Blesh ma con- tention you have paid my billy-ducks, science, are we shafe yet ?” enquired (you see I have learned a little French;) Shadrach, knocking a bumper glass out and promising that, in some shape or of the hand of the Countess as she was other, you shall once more hear from receiving it from her attendant. “ Get yours, &c. &c. up the towlines, Mate, (cried the Cap
HUMPHREY FELT. tain,) and have the jib-purchase and
Currier and Tanner,
A RIVER SONG.
MERRILY whisties the wind of the shore
Through the lithe willow,
On the calm billow :-
So freshly on the land;
Scarce finds the strand !
The gushing billow-
Lie on your pillow;
O'er the water-than on a dull bed
Ha! how fleetly
And how sweetly
When the dark brow of night is clearing,
* « Dead night-dun night--the silent of the oight."
Through the green waves careering:
Round us screaming
Where the beaming
lla! see St. Simon's isle
Bathed in the evening's smile--
That smile is growing
Wasting and glowing-
Like a thin streak
(Lond. Lit. Gaz.)
THE BLANK BOOK OF A SMALL COLLEGER.
tales, with one or two exceptions cle's phiz- the red velvet pight-cap which of indifferent style, told in an agreeable frame, which made his teeth rattle like the
adorned his browthe shiver of his whole manner ; though several of them want keys of an old harpsichord combined with novelty, and an occasional anachronism his constitutional propensity, to make my betrays the writer to be more juvenile unlucky friend roar again. The old bachethan his assumed character. We
lor, thunderstruck, left the room ; took out
his bene decessit a few months afterwards ; select the following, to exemplify his and by his will left his nephew-five guintalent.
eas for a mourning ring ! "A Constitution.- What a blessed thing
" Then there are constitutional liars is a Constitution! Like Charity,' it covers men, who, without any advantage to gain, a multitude of sins,' and I scarcely know or any end to answer, indulge in the most how some people would balance their ac- palpable falsehoods. Under this description counts with heaven, did they not put to the
come two brothers whom I once met. The credit side, their Constitution. Go where one had travelled, and had seen more prodi. we will, this most potent plea meets us.- gies than any tourist before or after him ; My particular friend, Delaware, but a day the other was a man of bonnes fortunes, and or two since, when the Churchwardens told had been on intimate terms with every his father, that the additional rates were beauty in Europe. The first declared he owing to his own son, for he had seduced had seen water boil till it was red-holm almost every girl in the parish,' assured manfully stood to his assertion before a his dad, with the most enviable equanimity, large party—and because one gentleman that he was a libertine from constitution in company expressed his doubts respecting rather than from vice!'
the phenomenon-fought a duel to prore it!
The other carried his constitutional weak“ Again. There was a Mrs. Hill, of ness still farther : for he made his last acWakefield—the head of the Lying.in-Char- tion on earth, constitutionally in keeping ity, and a rery ingenious lady-who had with the rest of his life. A few hours beher constitutional weakness ; and a queer fore he died, he summoned a particular one, beyond controversy, it was. Though friend to his bed-side, and in a voice tremua woman in very easy circumstances, she lous with approaching dissolution, entreatcould never resist, on entering her millin. ed him to be a guardian and father to a little er's shop, purloining some bit of finery boy whose inother was a beautiful girl of which struck ber fancy. The milliner was high rank. To her he gave him a letter sorely perplexed at the regular disappear. beautifully and pathetically worded,and fil.ance of remnants of lace--French kid led with the most familiar endearing epithets,
gloves--and snperfine silk stockings, after authorizing her to surrender his child to Mrs. Hill's visits, and had long puzzled ber his friend. Firmly believing the dying brains to no purpose ; till accident, one man's statement, the friend, after following morning, discovered the thief. Unwilling him to the grave, hurried to Harleyto lose her property, and equally unwilling street, and with considerable difficulty, obto lose a good customer, with the true sa tained an interview with the lady :-deliv. gacity of a Marchande des Modes, she de. ered the letter :—and begged to be favour. termined on adding the lost articles to Mrs. ed with her commands. The scene may be Hill's account, and silently awaiting the re- more easily supposed than described, when sult. The stratagem succeeded. The bill I add, that the Earl's daughter-for such was paid, and no questions were asked. She was-amazed at its contents, summonBut in an evil hour, Mrs. Hill ventured to ed one of her brothers to unravel the myspractise her pranks in a stravge shop, the tery ;-and that a duel had very nearly been owner of which, unlike the complaisant the result. It was, at last, proved, beyond Miss Weathercock, acquainted Mr. Hill all question, that the lady had been absent with the fact, and rudely threatened to pros- from England during the whole period to ccute his lady. Mr. Hill listened to the which the letter referred that she could story with Quaker-like calmness, and with not possibly have ever known the writera dry hem, exclaimed, ' It was constitution- and in all human probability, was utterly al-quite so !
ignorant that such an unprincipled being was “ Others have a constitutional propensi.
in existence. ty laught at any thing dreadful;' and " Again. I have heard it asserted,''tis from being thus naturally blessed, Ether years ago!' of an old naval officer, who idge, a college chum of mine, lost only ten was an ornament to his noble profession, thousand pounds! His uncle awoke him and had a heart that did honour to human one morning, and told him, with a face of nature---that he lived swearing, died horror, that his grandfather had been fou nd swearing; and it was shrewdly sus
pected by his men, had been born swear vices ; and it seems most happily ordered, ing! A few hours before his last action, that every creature under heaven, has some he called both his eyes and his blood to failing with which he can charge his constiwitness, that he could not live an hour tution. without swearing ---could not fight his ship “ To be sure, here and there, one lights without swearing --and finally ended with, upon an exception. For instance, my hy.
By — it's constitutional with me, it's in pochondriacal neighbour, who can eat, my blood !
drink, sleep, and talk ;---owns a face like a
dairy maid ; and a corporation only second « But bow does it happen that the case is to that of Sir William Curtis ; has, to my so seldom reversed ? Rarely, very rarely, certain knowledge, been in a dying state does Constitution get the credit of our vir. for the last five years, owing to - a compli. tues. I never heard of a lady owning that cation of disorders.' Wretched mortal! she was constitutionally chaste---a clergy- he has deprived himself of the most availing man that he was constitutionally pious...- plea for ever. He told me, this inorning, a Whig, that he was constitutionally patri- with a countenance that would have made otic-..-or a Fellow of a College, that he was a mile-stone melancholy, that it was all constitutionally abstemious. O, dear, no ! over with him--.his case was decided on---all that is Principle. We claim for our Pelham Warren had only just told him, he selves all the credit due to our virtues, could do nothing more for him----HE HAD while we burthen our constitution with our
NO CONSTITUTION AT ALL!'”
(Lond. Lit. Gaz.)
THE FAIRY'S GIFT.
All stainless as the mountain snows,
Without a tint to shade the white, And orange flowers and violet blue;
Save tbat which o'er the bosom glows And, sbrouded in ber mantle of green,
Of maiden, when the whisper sweet The lovely lily of the vale :
of lover first salutes her ear, And, there, forget-me-not* be seen,
And her soft eyes his glances meet Fond burthen of true lover's tale ;
All moist with joy's ecstatic tear : Sweet heart's ease, and the daisy too,
Oh! be it pure-for what should rest And every flower, but hateful rue.
With stain upon a virgin breast ? With myrtle leaves the flowers combine
The wreath is twined, the zone is wove, Like the hues of the rainbow dye;
And crystallized the dewy tear: And mingle beams of pale moonshine
But, who shall bind this band of Love? To blend them softer for the eye:
And who the zone of Virtue wear? Dip the wreath in the dew of morn,
And on whose breast the bright pearl shine ? - That long it fresh and fragrant prove;
For not a thought must vestle there And see that it hide no deadly thorn
That is not pure as truth divine, To wound the tender breast of love:
Sincere as martyr's dying prayer. And, oh! examine it through and through,
Say, where shall we the mortal find Lest harbour there the hateful rue.
With heart so true, so pure in mind ? Haste, Sisters! haste again; and bring
Bring, Sisters ! bring the Zone to me, The purest dewy pearl, laid
The crystall'd tear; the wreath of fowers ; In cowslip cup, or early wing
Her breast is heaving peacefully, Of lark shakes from the bending blade ;
* Might wear that zone in angel bowers ; And crystallize that lucid tear,
And beams her eye with artless smile · Imbued with the morning rays,
Who well may grace the pearl of truth; That it may sparkle ever clear,
And she shall throw, with playful wile, And, bright with native lustre, blaze,
The wreath around her chosen youth, Emblem of parity! to rest
To bind him to her bosom ever, Upon a guileless, virgin breast.
Enraptured now, por more to sever! * Myosotis arvensis.
FIRE.—We lately mentioned she new received theory of combustion. Only, mode of extinguishing fire in chimneys the person using it must take care not by throwing sulphur on the fire below, to throw on too large a quantity of sulwhich has been tried at Rome. Re. phur, otherwise he might be exposed cent experiments have fully confirmed to inhale the noxious effluvia, which the valuable result of this method, which destroys animal life on the same princiis in fact perfectly consistent with the ple that they extinguish the fire.
(Lond. Lit. Gaz.)
BY WILLIAM BULLOCK.
, attach to the powers now developing in ed them to a nopal tree, we scrambled with
obliged us to dismount ; and baving fasten. South America ; where we behold six great difficulty through bushes and over loose or eight great states, so long held in stones, which were in great quantities on all thraldom as mere provinces of an ex- sides, and at last perceived that we were on hausted European monarchy, rising into the ruins of a very large building—the ce
mented stones remaining in some places so many independent empires,kingdoms, covered with stucco, and forming walks and or other governments— Brazil, Buenos terraces, but much encumbered with earth Ayres, Chili, Peru, Columbia, and falling from above, and overgrown with a though last, not least, Mexico. Of this wood of nopal, which made it difficult to as
cend. In some places the terraces were last mighty country, it is extraordinary carried over chasms by solid pieces of ma. how
very little is directly known to the sonry; in others cut through the living rock: British public. Since the period of but, as we endeavoured to proceed in a Charles II. no native of England has straight line, our labour was very great, beexplored it, and written any account of hands and knees. By the assistance of unhis travels ; and we are therefore the derwood, however, at length, after passing more deeply indebted to Mr. Bullock, several buildings and terraces, the stucco for the present straight-forward, intelli- of which appeared fresh and of a fine gent, pleasing, and useful volume. Du-thirds of the beight of the hill, almost ex
peach colour, we arrived at about tworing an active residence of above half a hausted with our exertions; and great in. year in Mexico-visiting places of im- deed was our disappointment when e found mense importance with which we are that our guide had mistaken the situation, hardly, if at all acquainted, -examin- and did not know exactly where we were.
Greatly chagrined, we began to retrace ou ing mines, investigating antiquities,- steps ; and luckily in a few minutes perinquiring into the trade and manufac- ceived the object of our search. It was cut tures of the people-studying the natu- in the solid rock, and standing out like a ral history, and, in fine, observing eve
martin's nest from the side of a house. It ry thing worthy of observation,--the
is not ouly an extraordinary bath, but still
more extraordinarily placed. It is a beau. author has obtained all the stores of in- tiful basin about twelve feet long by eight formation which he has here detailed in wide, having a well about five feet by four a popular form, agreeably to his pur- pet or rim two feet six inches high, with a
deep in the centre, surrounded by a parapose, and calculated to be very benefi- throne or chair, such as is represented in cial to his country.
ancient pictures to have been used by the Having premised this general charac- kings. There are steps to descend into the tes of his work, we can only farther il- basin or bath ; the whole cut out of the lustrate it with one or two striking quo- matical precision, and polished in the most
living porphyry rock with the most mathetations.
This bath commands Near the city of Tezcuco, formerly one of the finest prospects in the Mexican the Athens of Mexico, Mr. B. and his valley, including the greater part of the party (he tells us)
lake of Tezcuco, and the city of Mexico,
from which it is distant about thirty miles. , " Were informed, that at a distance “Night was fast approaching, and the of only two leagues was a place called Bano sky portending a thunder-storm, we were de Montezuma, and that it had formerly obliged to depart ;, and now I had occasion been used as a bath by that monarch. A to regret the hours I had unprofitably lost gentleman of the town, Don Trinidad Rosa- at the cock-fight. I had just time to make lia, offered to escort us, and in a few min a burried sketch for a model, and my son utes we were on horseback : after a smart to take a slight drawing, when we were le canter through cultivated grounds, and over luctantly forced to quit a spot which had a fine plain, bounded by the mountains of been the site of a most singular and ancient the Cordilleras, we approached a hacienda residence of the former monarchs of the and church ; and here I expected to find country.
descended, our guide the bath of which we were in search, in showed us in the rock a large reservoir for some subterraneous place, but learnt to my supplying with water the palace, whose surprise.that we had to mount a conica! walls still remain eight feet high ; and as mountain called T'escosingo. We employ: we examined farther, we found that the