« AnteriorContinuar »
Trusting our little merchant friend, Sun, shed your warmest beams around his
turnA monument up-raised by merit,
For, as he took his lovely thoughts from Of charity and public spirit;
M. R. S.
No more will let thee soothe my pain; by the celebrated poet Thomas Moore in Yet tell her, it has cost this heart the summer of 1817, while his “Lalla Some pangs to give thee back again. Rookh” was printing. The Poet's death is supposed, and the favorite subjects of Tell her, the smile was not so dear, his Muse are invoked, to pay the last tri
With wbich she made thy semblance bute of affection to his memory. Whether
As bitter is the burning tear, the lines are the beginning, middle, or end
With which I now the gift resign. of a Poem, cannot easily be determined; probably the rest of the Manuscript may Yet go-and could she still restore, have been lost in the pond hard by. The As some exchange for taking thee, circunstance of Moore's having lived in The tranquil look which first I wore, the neighbourhood, has imparted a clasa When her eyes found me wild and free. sical interest to the natural beauty of the
Could she give back the careless flow, spot, which is well worth the attention of the admirers of Nature and romantic
The spirit which my fancy knew;
Yet, ah! 'tis vain-go, picture, go, landscape. At the top of the hill is a
Smile at me once, and then adieu ! white conspicuous house, which serves as a beacon at a considerable distance to all who travel that way; it was for
TO COLMAR; merly the banqueting house and library By J. Wedderburne Webster, Esg. of the famous Topham Beauclerc, who with the luminaries of the day, Dr.
Boy! tune thy harp to Sorrow's song,
For I have heard so wild a strain Johnson, Burke, Reynolds, &c. used
Burst from the heart that purs'd it long; there to assemble to partake of the
Methought 'would rend each chord in “ feast of reason, and the flow of soul,"
twain and return to London, the city of the world, at night. With such recollections, Yes! I have heard and I have seen the house and the spot deserve conside- The note that rose, the tear which fell; ration.]
And all thy sorrows, dear CORINNE, Bees, drop your honey o'er his last remains; There shall the voice, wbich charm’d the
Deep in my inmost soul shall dwell. Melodious Birds, pour forth your sweetest strains;
In broken cadence murmur still; * Sir Thomas Gresham, a Merchant of Tho' all be silent, cold and chill.
Apd whisper o'er the name that's dear, London, knighted by Queen Elizabeth ; ke built the Royal Exchauge, and transac And there, where once the Primrose grew, ted the Queen's mercantile affairs so con The Cypress waves her sable head, stantly, that he was called the Royal Mer. And sprigs of Rosemary and Rue, chant.
Now spring to blossom in its stead.
London:-Printed by G. Larrance, Borset Street, Salisbury Square; And Published by the Proprietor at No. 8, Raquet Court, Fleet Street, where all Com
munications are requested to be addressed, and where the Editor's Letter-box will be found.---It
тау also be had at 42, Holywell Street; of Sherwood, NEELY, AND JONES, Paternoster Row; SIMPKIN & MARSHALL, Stationer's Court; and of all other Booksellers.
No. 12. Vol. III.]
LONDON, DECEMBER 1, 1821.
PETER THE GREAT. It is well known that Peter the Great inspected with the greatest attention and care the work-shops of different artists. He frequented that of Muller, who was inaster of a forge in Istria, and learned there to forge bars of iron. One of the last days which he passed in that place, he forged eighteen feet (a foot weighs forly pounds nearly). One of the gen. tlemen of his bed-chamber and his boy. ards supplied coals, stirred the fire, and I worked the bellows. When Peter had finished, he went to the proprietor, praised his manufactory, and asked him how much he gave his workmen per foot. “ 'Three cripecks or an altina," answered Muller.-" Very well,” replied the Czar; “ I have then earned eighteen altinas." Muller fetched eighteen decats, offered thein to Peter, and told him that he could not give a workman like his Ma. jesty less per foot. Peter refused
Keep your ducats," said he, “ I have not wrought better than any other man ; give me what you would give to apother : I want to buy a pair of shoes, of which I am in great need.” At the same time he shewed himn his shoes, which had been once mendel, and were again full of holes. Peter accepted the eighteen altinas, and bought himself a pair of new shoes, which he used to shew with much pleasure,
saying, “ These I carned with the sweat of my brow.”
sibility of which we have the following example. During the winter of 1709, a Savoyard boy, ready to perish with cold in a barn, in which he had been put by a good woman with some more of his companions, thought proper to enter Marco's hut, without reflecting upon the danger which he ran in exposing himself to the mercy of the animal which occupied it. Marco, however, instead of doing any injury to the child, look him between his paws, and warmed him by squeezing him to his breast until the next morning, when he suffered him to depart to ramble about the city. The Savoyard returned in the evening to the hul, and was received with the same affection. For the following days he had no other retreat ; but what added much to his joy, was to perceive that the bear had reserved part of his food for him. Several days passed in tbis manner before the servants perceived the circumstance. One day, when one of them came to bring his master his supper rather later than ordinary, he was astonished to see the animal roll his eyes in a furious manner, and seeming as if he wished him 10 make as little noise as possible, for fear of awaking the child whom he clasped to his breast. The animal, though ravenous, did not appear in the least moved willi the food which was placed before him. The report of this extraordinary circumslance was soon spread at court, and reached the ears of Leopold, who, will part of his courtiers, was desirous of being satisfied of the fruth of Marco's generosity. Several of them passed the vight near his hut, and beheld with as. topishment that the bear never stirred as loug as his guest shewed any inclination to sleep. At break of day the child awoke, was very much ashamed to find himself discovered, and fearing
LEOPOLD, DUKE OF LORRAIN. Leopold, Duke of Lorrain, had a bear, called Marco, of the sagacity and sen
that he would be punished for his rash-
remarked very neatly, “ 0! never fear had vontinued, the Prince ordered care
his detection, the Dog will be discovered
SIR WM. DAVENANT, the poet, who
one day, a beggar woman followed him, CHARLES THE FIFTH.-Charles
crying, “ Ah! God preserve your Eye the Fifth having one day approached sight, Sir, the Lord preserve your Fye very near the battery of
sight." Why, good woman (said he) fron, one of his officers hegged him
dost thou pray so much for my Eye not tu expose his person in that manner ;
sight?” “ Ah! dear Sir, (answered the upon which the Emperor smiling, said,
woman) if it should please God that you “ Did you ever see a bullet hit an Em
grow dim-sighted, you have no place to
Ulema he ac into 1 had i desini ordir mur word Verg prol Stra kick the pass che of 1
DA ster con Dr: the Da the
tleman, was asked to stay to dinner, which forts.' We caonot admit the idea that
“ When you beyond the grave extend your
cares, mur and scold, and make a thousand
“ You only deal in other men's affairs." words, till at last her husband, being very inuch provoked at her behaviour,
There was no charity, in leaving beprotested, that if it was not for the
hind what he could not take along with Stranger io the next room, he would
him ; and of depriving his heirs of what kick her out of doors.-Upon which,
he could not bear the thought of dethe Doctor, who had beard all that had
priving himself. Even bis heirs, there. passed, immediately stepped out, and
fore, have little reason either to adınire cried, I beg, Sir, you'll make no stranger
bis conduct, or venerate his memory. of me,
He died, (says the Whitehaven Ga. zette) at the advanced age of 91,
and had ainassed above £30,000. We DANIEL PURCELL, the famous pun
come to a detail of the ster, calling for some pipes in a lavern,
methods which he adopted to acquire complained they were too short. The
this immense properly.. He began the Drawer said they bad no other, and world literally with nothing ! lo carly those were just come in.
life he was a seaman, and when on board Daniel, I see your master has not bought descended to the most servile offices for ther very long
the meapest sailor for the sake of a
pen. ny. Servile as these were, his conduct
in the subsequent stages of his life was IT was a fine saying of Lord Russell, not more respectable, and as his deportwho was beheaded in the reign of meut iu later years came more immediCharles II, when on the scaffold, be deli ately under our own review, we shali vered his watch to Dr. Gilbert Burnet, state a few particulars--ot for the ediafterwards Bishop of Salisburg.
fication of his brother miscrs, but as Sir, (said he) take this, it shiews Time ; beacons for the more liberal part of the I am going into Eternity, and shall no community. Till within a short period luoger bave any need of it.”
of his loog.expected demise, he boarded
THE LATE MR. PIPER.
* The Marine Scbool, in High Street, in this town, was built by the Earl of Lonsdale, in consideration of Mr. Piper's endowment in the way already mentioned. Since the execution of the deed Mr. Piper has been frequently heard to express bis regret that he had bequeathed any part of his property for charitable purposes ; and to complain of the insufficiency of the building in High Street. It is said that the alleged abuses of Public Charities alarmed him; but the truth is that he was a dissatisfied man that nothing but money could please. He has left 1001, to each of his three executors; the bulk of his fortune descends to his collateral relations. Mr. Piper's donations to the schools at Kendal and Lancaster were paid during his life; and the interest of the money secured to him by the Trustees. But this was not the case with respect to the Whitehaven Marine Sebool, the validity of his endowinents, which we understand will be disputed.
at the rate of 8s. per week, a sum which said that he disregarded popularity (and he always paid will heart-fell reluctance, indeed he could not expect much of it
) and which he usually endeavoured lo di but it is certain that he seemed highly minish by some petty sel-off. If he happened to dine or drink lea abroad, he
deligbled with the Bishop of Chester's
encomiums on his charitable bequests, carefully calculated the proportionate and always look much credit lo himself expense and deducted it from his board for his posthumous beneficence : but was wagcs. He soinctimes went a fishing, never koown to give one penuy lo the and the value of the fish which he caught poor. A few days before his deaih, when and made use of was deducted in the a relative called at his lodgings to insame way; but most commonly be oblig. quire after bis healthi,hethus saluted him: ed his landlady to take the fish at the " Have you brought the interest ?" "]t highest market price. By the various is not due yet," replied the visitor.deaths which from time to time took No' added the sick man," and I am place among the collateral branches of not dead yet.” As he lived without rehis family, he acquired some additions to spect, so he died without regret, and was his properly; and with the exception of buried without solemoity-hence it these, and his own parsimopious savings,
may justly be said. time and compound interest did all the rest. Poorly he lived, and poorly he died; His dress bespoke the penury of his Poorly was buried, and NOBODY CRIED. disposition--one suit lasting maoy years. As lo shirts he had but two which were Jalterly worn to tatters, insomuch that the
Correspondence. poorest mendicant would have sold them for rags. To keep them together defied thc powor of the washer-womau, wbo, in her own defence, had them mended DISSERTATION ON A CABBAGEwith a little fresh liven, for which, on
STALK. presenting her account, he generously gave herma halfpenng! His barber's fee was a penny per weck, for which he got shaved at the shop; and when unable to travel that distance, he absolute.
I have just taken up my pen to By refused to give more ; his friends,
write something for your magazine; but Therefore, (or rather his expectants) gave
what to write, or ori what subject, is at something additional out of their own
present as uokuown to me as it is to that pockets ! It is truly said,mo" Crescit
man or woman whose lot it will be to be annor nummi, quantum ipsa pecunia cres born the last in this world. Imaginacil”-if he fingered a penny it was no
tion, comc bither'; stretch forth thy pilonger a part of the circulating medium.
nions, cleave the yielding air, explore The last Whitsuntide terni falling very
the bouodless expanse, and set thy crea. Jate, he fretted exceedingly that he was tive faculties to work. Imagination is so long kept out of his rents, and was
deaf, or she is fallen asleep, or her wings dying with apprehension lest he should die
are wet and heavy. Then come thou before the ensuing term. In him the
genius, my little guardian angel, and “ruling passion" was “ strong in death."
whisper to me wbat I am to say. Light Being very faiut a few days before his
up thy torch, and let me pick a quill out dissolution, it was proposed to ad.
of thy wing to make a pen with, instead minister a little brands, vo which he fal
of this goose-quill. The little rogue is tered out, " What will it cost ?” and, on
gone a sweethearling, and has forsaken being told, positively refused the cor.
Some happy man or woman bas dial drop. Yet so long as he had any
two geniuses, and poor I not the shadow strengh remaining, he parlook freely of
of one. To you I must fy for assistrefreshment abich was offered as a gift,
ance-dullness and slupidity, diclate to raying
" the neighbours are very good ine what I am to wrile. My voice has lo me." And thus he acted throughout
struck their auditory nerve-my request life, being fond of good eating and drink.
is granted. With much gaping, gawa. jug, when he could gratify his appetite ating, rubbing of eyes, and stretching of his neighbour's expense. It has been limbs, they deliberately and gradually
TO THE EDITOR OF TIG TICKLER NA.