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High on a chair the reverend Father sat, • Near the little village of Hirtzenach,
To all the dignity of pride and fat; between St. Goar and Boppart, the ruins
High on his bead the wig portentous of the two old castles of Liebenstein and

Sternfelds stand close together, on a fine The youth with dread heheld bis awful mountain covered with vines on the right state,

bank of the river. Their grey moulderDecider of his good or evil fate, Whilst thus his words throughout the balling towers nod at each other with a sort

of rival dignity; and they go by the resound:

name of the Two Brothers. - Tradition Young man,

says they were formerly inhabited by an As life is but a span,

old knight, who had iwo sons equally li ought to be our constant care,

dear to him; and a rich and beautiful Whilst we are suffered to remain on

young orphan was also brought up under earth,

his protection. Her charms increased To tread in Virtue's paths, and thus pre- with her years; and, as was very natural,

Our souls to meet a future birth.

the young knights both fell in love with It is with sorrow I'm obliged to say

their fair play-fellow. When she arrived Your conduct the reverse of this dis

at a marriageable age, the father pro

posed to her to choose between his two prove ; l'in wid that you disdain fair Virtue's sons; but she, knowing the sentiments sway,

of both, was unwilling to grieve either by That through the various scenes of vice preferring his rival. The elder son, howyou rove ;

ever, believing that her heart a little That 'stead of winding Homer, you are inclined to his brother, resigned his presporting,

tensions, and besought her to declare in Without a sigh, your honored father's his rival's favour. The old knight gave furtune.

the young couple his blessing, but their Desist, rash youth, no more his bosom

union was delayed.—The elder brother sting! Or, if you'd wish your father's life to

saw without envy, but not without melan

choly, the happiness of his rival. The save, Reform your couduct, or you'll surely in his eyes every day, and to fly from

charms of this beloved object increased bring His old grey hairs with sorrow to the her presence he joined the prince, residgrave.

ing at Rhense, and was admitted into

his suite. The youth here smiling rose, and, rising, “Just at this time, St. Bernard was cried

preaching the cross on the banks of the Excuse my interrupting your discourse, Rhine. There was not a chateau near To me a very painful source,

the river that did not send a knight to Though certainly too well applied ;

Frankfort, where the Emperor Conrad
But Sir, I beg permission to remark
That I am not afraid of what you men-

presented the saint to the people, who

all took the cross. tion,

Almost every castle Although (ohserves our hopeful spark)

along the river, from Basle to Cologne, I thank you for your good intention. mounted a streaming flag with the holy

You say if I continue thus to sting symbol of our Saviour's sufferings; and My father's bosomn, I shall surely bring the river and roads in the country were His grey heirs to the grave, with surrow thronged with joyous companies flocking

towards Palestine. The young intended On that score, Reverend Sir, withhold bridegroom caught the general flame, your fears,

and resolved to visit the Holy Land Lord, Sir, my father for these thirty years before leading his bride to the altar. In Has woru a wig !

spite of his father's displeasure, and the GIAFAR.

ill-concealed tears of his mistress, he assembled his little troop, and joined

the Emperor's army at Frankfort. THE TWO BROTHERS.

. The old knight, dying soon after, the The following traditionary story, on elder brother returned from Rhense to the banks of the Rhine, we recommend take possession of his ancestor's castle. as a good subject for our melo-dramatic Love was now ready to revive more writers to work upon:

strongly than ever in his breast; but he

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Tit Bits. treated the young lady with the kind protection of a brother. Two years had elapsed, when the news arrived that the younger brother was returning from A CURIOUS CLAIM OF KINDRED; gend Palestine, accompanied by a beautiful Or, the most made of a Pretended Relation. Grecian dame, to whom he was betrothed. This intelligence pierced his (The following singular article appeared, brush deserted mistress to the heart; and, ac

a few years since, in most the cording to the custom of the age in such Newspapers, as an authentic piece si disappointments, she resolved to take intelligence. We do not rouch for the veil. The elder son was indignant

it's being a fact : but, certainly, it i3 at this conduct of his brother; and,

not altogether improbable.] when a courier arrived at the castle to announce his approach, he threw down

As a portly, and well-dressed man, was his glove, bidding him take that for lately walking along the Strand, he sud

denly dropped down in an apoplectic

fit; and though no less a man than bis The crusader arrived with his fair Majesty's Physician in Ordinary was Grecian at the castle of Sternfelds, his coming by at the time, and was willing paternal inheritance, and a bloody war to give every assistance the Materia took place between the brothers, which Medica could afford, it was all in vain : they were on the point of concluding by the body was dead," beyond the reach or single combat, when the young lady any physician---except the last trumpet! interposed and pacified them. She after

A carpse, in the 'Strand, unowned, wards quitted the abode of her infancy, soon drew a crowd ; among whom, came and took the veil.

a well-dressed, good-looking, young *Sadness and mourning now reigned gentleman, who was curious to see the in the castle of Liebenstein—while joy dead man. He had no sooner made his and dissipation occupied the inhabitants way through the mob, so as to get a full of Sternfelds. The beauties of the Gre- view of the corpse, than he was struck cian dame, and the graces of her con

with amazement; he remained fixed; bis versation, attracted around her all the countenance changed; and the tears gay knights of the neighbourhood; and began to flow down his cheeks. As soon she was by no means scrupulous in

as he could recover himself, so far as !! receiving their homage. The elder gain utterance; he exclaimed-"O God, brother saw the disgrace of his brother my poor uncle! Is he gone? Is he ?before he himself was aware of it, and Well," said he, with a deep sigh, " 39 soon found an opportunity to convince perish all my hopes! I ain happy, how. him of his wife's infidelity. The young ever, that I luckily passed, at this awful knight would have sacrificed her to his moment, to rescue his poor remains, and vengeance, but she found means see them decently interred.” Accordingly escape. His elder brother pressed him the sorrowful youth called a coach: and in his arms as he was abandoning himself the charitable mob, who pilied the disto his despair, saying,

Let us live

consolate nephew, assisted to put the henceforth together without wives, to do corpse in the coach. The pious young honour to the grief of our first love, who man then, having carefully drawn up the is now passing the brightest days of blinds, to protect his defunct kinsman youth in a convent.' The younger bro- from the unpleasant gaze of public cutither agreed, and they remained bachelors osity, soon stripped the body entirely and inseparable friends for the rest of naked; and, desiring to be set down at their days. Their race expired with

a famous surgeon's, very conscientiously them and their old ruined castles, which sold his pretended uncle for two guineus! still retain the name of The Brothers," remind the traveller of their history."


DEVIL! FRENPUNG, King of the Akemists, and at the same time an intrepid warriot,



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heard so many wonderful things respect to him, he should excommunicate them.
ing the white Sea-monsters (the European To deliver themselves from the danger of
Slave-traders) that though he resided this dreaded anathema, they returbed
very far inland, he requested the Danes and murdered him.
to send him one of their people to gra-
rify his curiosity. Kamp, a clerk, ac-
cordingly travelled to his court. When
first ushered into the Royal presence, he

CLERICAL THIEF.--- A Clergyman made a low obesiance, at the same time

of distinguished loyalty and orthodoxy, moving back his foot; on which his Sable in the scramble that took place in WestMajesty conceived that like the wild mon

minster Hall, after the King had dined, kies, he was couching for the purpose of

not contenting himself with any slight making a spring at his head. He there

memorial of the feast, was dilligently fore Cell Alat upon the ground, under the pocketting, and secreting in his canoniidea that he should thus escape, and that cals, some silver plates and spoons, and the strange animal would leap over him. substantial articles of plate, when being At the same time he called out to his wives unfortunately observed, he was stript of for protection! and they immediately for- his booty, and kicked out in fine style by med a circle round him. His Majesty

a gallant Captain in the Navy.
was told that this was only the salutation
of the Whites; but he begged it might
be dispensed with in future. He soon
began to examine his visitor with some-
what less timidity. At first he took his

clothes to be part of his body; and the
queue of the Dane had led him to suppose
that he was a large ape, of a species un-

known to him, with a tail growing out
of his neck. The white was then re A free Translation from the Greek of
quired to eat in his presence. In order

ALC.EUS. throughly to satisfy himself respecting his real shape, he desired that he might The eve is sinking in the fiery west, be requested to strip off his clothes. To The clouds are rushing on their wild, his utier astonishment he learned that wet wings, Kamp positively refused to comply in The lightning, like an eagle from his nest, the presence of more than a hundred la dazzling circles round the mountain women, but that he had no objection to

springs. show himself undressed to the King The mighty forest in the tempest swings, alone, On receiving this answer, his

Strewing its marble cliffs with branches

Majesty previously submitted to the
discussion of his Council of State (the

With cries of startied wolves the valley

rings; elders) whether it would be prudent to And, when the echo of the earth is o'er, trust himself alone with a White man.

Ocean sends up its voice, and thunders They decided in the affirmative, and the on the shore. women were ordered to retire. The Dane then stripped. Frempung cautiously Now close the portal—'Tis the hour of approached nearer and nearer : he tou hours; ched his limbswith fear and astonishment,

Tho' ancient winter rides upon the sky,

And the snow thickens on our summer and at length burst out into the excla

bow'rs; mation, “ Yes; thou art indeed a man,

For now sweet Woman makes the mobut as white as the very Devil!"

ments fly With rosy smiles and golden harmony; And now the sculptured bowl is filled with

wine, PRUDENT THIEVES..--In the Jour- And the hearth bright, and all we love are nal of a Tour in the Levant, it is related, vigh. that two Mainote robbers who had plun- To bird and flower let Summer's morning dered a Greek priest, on leaving him and shine; carrying off his property, expressed to each To nobler man aloue the winter eve's


PULCI, other their fears, lest as they were known

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ASTONISHING FEATS OF A fragment of an old Irish song, which, as

it applies to the above circumstance in

a remarkable manner, may perhaps fill [Translated from Le Chevalier's Voyage up a corner in one of your columns. to the Propontis and Eurine Seas.]

Yours, PHILOCANTUS. On entering the town of Selivri, I had By my wl, my dear Pat, 'twas complete an opportunity of being present at a "boderation, sight which I had in vain endeavoured To call a July an Augast coronation. to procure during the fifteen months Derry down, down, down, derry down. which I spent in Constantinople.

A Dervise was introduced into a company of Turks and Greeks, among whom RICH AND POOR; 0R, SAINT I happened to be: his figure, from lean

AND SINNER. ness and melancholy, was truly hideous. His first action was that of taking off his

« The rich have means of concealing clothes; laying his kalpac, or cap, on

their transgressions which the poor hare the ground, after having brought it to

not; or the society for the Suppression his forehead; then taking a scourge, con

of Vice would be equally ready to bring sisting of little iron chains, which he them to punishment for violations of the wore at his girdle, he threw it repeatedly sabbath."--Mr. Wilberforce's answer to up into the air, catching it in his hand, Dr. Lushington, July 3, 1821. with dexterity similar to that of our bufá

The poor man's sins are glaring, foons at a country fair. At the instant In the face of ghostly warning when all were expecting to see him exer He is caught in the fact cise his scourge in the flagellation of his Of an overt act, own skin, he balanced himself with his Buying greens on sunday morning. bare belly across the edge of a sabre,

The rich man's sins are under which was held at the extremities by The rose of wealth and station, two other Dervises; and, in that terri And escape the sight fying posture, he remained at least a Of the children of light, minute! After wbich, he applied a red

Who are wise in their generation. hot iron to his tongue; and pierced his The rich man has a kitchen arms, his eye-lids, and his cheeks, with

Wherein to cook his dinner; sharp-pointed instruments, till the blood The poor who would roast trickled down his beard.

To the baker's must post,

And thus becomes a sinner. Incited by the applause of the spectators, and encouraging himself to trials

The rich man has a cellar, each successively more cruel than the And a ready butler by him: other, it is impossible to say when he The poor must steer would have stopped; had not the com

For his pint of beer,

Where the saint can't choose but spy kim, pany, at length satisfied with, or rather shocked at, his extravagancies, entreated The rich man's open windows him to desist.

Hide the concerts of the quality:

The poor can but share
A crack'd fiddle in the air,

Which offends all sound morality.
Trifles. .

The rich man is invisible
In the crowd of his gay society;
But the poor man's delight

Is a sore in the sight,

And a steach in the nose, of piety. SIR, Walking through St. James's-square, a day or two since, and ruminating on the very frequent application of the epithet august," on the part of a certain great This daily publishing the weeds of woe,

A PRINTER'S WIDOW. man, in a certain house, to the late ce

Announces to my eye, as pica plain, remony of the coronation, I picked up

A dear, romantic, duodecimo, from the pavement what seems to be a Unbound, and going into sheets again.

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On a YOUNG LADY WITH GREY HAIRS. True Love has nothing of his own

To bribe the maiden to believe;
Marked by extremes, Susannah's beauty And loving for love's sake alone,

He has NO POCKETS to receive !*
Life's opposites, -youth's blossom and grey
hairs :

* See the Ephemerides of Phiulo. Bl. let. Meet signs for one, in whom, combin'd, are

1586. There were two Cupids. The Wisdom's ripe fruit, and roses of fifteen.

one here spoken of is the son of Jupiter and Venus, and he was not blind. Pryni

chus, in Athenæus, 1. 13. alluding to On seeing a Portrait of Madame Vestris his eyes, uses this phrase, $w; Eqwtos, the

hung up over a l'ime Piece. light of love : the other, the offspring of Oh! take away that envious spy,

Nox and Erebus, was of a very different Who talks of time in beauty's bowers, disposition, and he is represented as When Vestris' heavenly sınile is by,

blind. With relation to this Cupid, ErasCold were the heart could count the hours.

mus says, the poets feign him blind, be

cause he is so impudent-were his eyes On perceiving the following Article in the open nobody would trust him. Papers:

“ Which is the villain? Let me see his eyes « RETRENCHMENT.-In the store

That I may avoid him."-SHAKSPEARE's

Much Ado.
rooms at Woolwich, are a number of
cats, which in prosperous times were
allowed 6d. per week each, board wages,
but in consideration of reducing the public

expenditnre, they have been taken down
to 2d."
" To hum the sharps, and gull the flats,
“Swallow pet dukes, yet strain at gnats ;"

Starve Woolwich Cats, that Treasury Rats
Their usual dainty bits may pick,

The morn was fair, the dew drops bright,
And stuff, and swell till they are sick, As gems appear'd to human sight,
Was wisely done (rest them merry),

When Emma to a spot repaird,
Of Billy' Ward and LONDONDERRY;

Where fragrant flowers,
For, setting by the vast expence

Refresh'd by showers,
Of keeping cats, it stands with sense,

Again their drooping heads they rear'd.
Since rats support the ministry,
And cats at rats presume to fly,

The lovely maid, with mind serene,
Cats must be starved, or ratters die.

Beheld the charming rural scene,

And thence she heard the choirs above;

Their mixed strains,

Which fillid the plains,

Transform'd the world to joy and love. At a sale of farming stock in Gloucestershire, some time since, the auctioneer

'Twas then her bosom first was fir'd,

When she the happy art acquir'd
gave the following description of a cow.

Of raising feeling into song ;
Long in her sides-bright in her eyes,

The sweets inhald,
Short in her legs-thin in her thighs ;

Her heart regal'd, Big in her ribs-wide in her pins,

Attun'd her voice, and loos’d her tonguc. Full in her bosom-small in her shins

; Long in her face-fine in her tail,

Her Maker she in all survey'd,
And never deficient-in filling the pail. And to his name her homage paid;

Still more to laud him, she desir'd,

While each fair bloom,

Which shed perfume,

To praise its Author's skill conspir'd.
Addressed to a Lady and Gentleman,

a long Courtship, broke off the Thus Emma spent her leisure hour,

Or in the garden, field, or bower,
Malch on a difference about the settle-

Aloof from busy noise and strife:

Thus may I spend,
Away, away! your love was nought,

To such an end,
On such, Love's beams could never dawn; Some leisure moments of my life.
He does not buy, nor is he bought,

Leicester, June 1821.

J. B. And therefore is he naked drawn.

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