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THE TICKLER MAGAZINE.
From decline as the bowers;
And with hope, like the bee,
Living always on flowers;
And our death come on boly aud calm as
THE EVENING HOUR.
By Mrs. Cromwell Baron Wilson.
Visions of joy that could not last ;-
The hallow'd scenes of earlier years; Thou may'st lie chaste now! it were fine, And friends who long have been consigo'd methinks,
To silence and to tears!
A sacred band! come stealing on;
And many a pleasure gone !
Friendships that now, in death are hush'd;
And young affection's broken chain;
And hopes that fate too quickly crush'd
In memory bloom again!
But muse on hopes as quickly flown ;-
Till all at last were gone!
This is the hour when fancy wreathes
Her spells round joys that could not last;
This is the hour when memory breathes
A sigh to pleasure past.
A large water Spaniel (says Professor
Hietel, in a late number of the Bible With so fond a delay,
theque Universelle), belonging to one of our That the night only draws
friends, whose residence is very near our A thin veil o'er the day,
own, appears to be in general quite inWhere simply to feel that we breathe, that different to music, both vocal and instruwe live,
mental; but if you sing or play to hin Is worth the best joys that life elsewhere
a certain air, an old romance L'ane de can give.
notra moulin est mort, la pauvre bete, &c. There, with souls ever ardent and pure as
which is a lamentable ditty, in the minor the clime, We should love as they lov'd in the first key, the dog begins by looking at you golden time;
very pitifully, then he gapes repeatedly, The glow of the sunsbine, the balm of the shewing signs of impatience and uneasıair,
ness; lastly, he sits upright on his hinder Would steal to our hearts and make all legs, and begins to howl louder and lousummer there.
der, so that he can no longer hear the
voice of the person who sings to the THE CAMELION does not change its
(See Keysler's Travels.) the curiosity of all those who have heard
The Lizard is not friendly to man in it spoken of.
particular; much less does it awaken
him on the approach of a serpent, as SAGACITY OF A DOG.
Erasmus asserts. A farmer near Albany (in America) was (See Hughes's Barbadoes, and Brook's lately attacked with insanity, and, in a
Nat. Hist. fit of this dreadful malady, attempted to
The Tiger, instead of being the swiftput an end to his existence. Every pre
est beast, is a remarkably sluggish anicaution to prevent such a catastrophe mal. was adopted by his afflicted family; but one morning he escaped from the house,
The Porcupine does not shoot his taking with him a razor. His relations quills to annoy his enemy, but sheds used every effort to discover him, but in them annually, as birds do their feathers. vain. The dog of the unfortunate man
He has a muscular skin, and can shake quitted the house shortly after his master, off the loose quills at the time of moultand remained absent. This circumstance ing. was regarded as a certain proof that the
(See Hughes's Travels.) master was dead, and that the dog had The Jackall, commonly called the remained by the body. At night, to the Lion's Provider, has no connection with surprise and joy of the family, the two the Lion. He is a kind of Fox, and is fugitives returned. The man, whose fit hunted in the East as the Fox is in Engof insanity had left him, stated, that he land, &c. was joined by his dog at the moment
(See Shar, Sandys, &c.) when he was about to cut his throat, when
The BIRD OF PARADISE is asserted by the faithful animal caught hold of his arm and prevented it. The same thing was legs; and is so pictured by Gessner, the
Scaliger, Erer. 228, sect. 2, to bave no repeated several times with success, and towards night, when his mental derange
German Pliny, p. 297. But it is a bird ment had completely left him, the grate
of prey, and provided with legs, feet
, ful master caressed his dog, and returned
and talons, strong in proportion to its
size. with him to cheer his desponding family. (Gazette de France.)
The eye of a Bird is not more agile
than that of another animal, though the ZOOGRAPHICAL ERRORS.
sight is quicker. On the contrary, the
eyes of birds are immoveable, To the Editor of the Tickler Magasine. those of most animals and insects of the
SIR, If you think the following quickest sight. refutations of vulgar opinions, respecting
(See the British Zoology, 4c.) the natures and properties of Animals, &c. worthy of re-publication in your London : Printed and Published for the valuable Miscellany, they are very much Proprietors by G. MORGAN, 42, Holywell at your service.
Street, Strand.-May be bad also of
SHERWOOD, Neely, and Jones, Pater-
noster-row; Simpkin and MARSHALL SLEACORD,
Stationers'-court; and of all other Book.
great wit and drollery, was observing, at a visitation, that he had been four times
married; and, should his present wife AS a press-gang, during the late war,
die, he declared he would take another, was patrolling round Smithfield, they
whom it was his opinion he should also laid hold of a man tolerably well dressed,
survive. Perhaps, gentlemen,” conwho pleaded that, being a gentleman, tinued the bishop, you do not know the he was not liable to be impressed.--
art of getting quit of your wives; I " Haul him along !" cries one of the
will tell you how I do: I am called a tars," he is the very man we want; we press a d----d number of blackguards, contradict them. But do not you know
good liusband, and so I am, for I never and are cursedly at a loss for a gentle
that the want of contradiction is fatal to man to teach them good manners.'
women ? If
contradict them, that
alone is exercise and bealth, the best A Patriotic candidate applied to a medicine in the world for all women: yeoman of a certain county for his vote, but if you constantly give them their promising to exert his influence to turn
own way, they will soon languish and out the ministry, and get a fresh set.--
pine, or become gross and lethargic for " Then I won't rote for you !" cried the
want of exercise." farmer.
• Why not?" said the patriot, “I thought you was a friend to your country!" “ So I am ;" replied the yeo- THE extreme activity and hardiness of man; and for that reason I am not for Charles the Twelfth, of Sweden, are a change in the ministry. I know well well known. He was sometimes on enough how it is with my hogs; when I horseback for four and twenty hours tobuy them in lean, they eat the devil and gether, traversing his kingdom alone. --all, but when they have once got a little In one of these excursions his horse fell fat, the keeping them is not near so ex
down dead under him. This circumpensive : so that I am for keeping the stance, however, produced no sort of unpresent set, as they will devour much easiness in the breast of Charles; sure ess than a new one."
of meeting with another horse, though
not equally so of meeting with a good THE late Dr. Roger Long, the famous animal, took the whole furniture on his
saddle and pistols, he ungirt the dead astronomer, walking one dark evening with Mr. Bonfoy, in Cambridge, and the
own back, and proceeded to the nearest latter coming to a short post fixed in the
inn. On entering the stable, he soon pavement, which in the earnestness of wishes; and, placing his saddle on the
found a horse perfectly suited to his conversation he took to be a boy standing in his way, said, hastily, “Get out
animal with very great composure, was of my way, boy?"
about to mount him and ride off, when “ That boy,” said the doctor, very calmly, “is a post-boy,
the owner, being informed of the transSir
, who never turns out of his way for action; made his appearance, and any body."
bluntly demanded the reason of such a proceeding. Charles squeezing in his
lip, as was his usual way, coolly reBISHOP Thomas, who was a man of plied, that he took the horse because he
wanted one: “For you see," continued cardy, being observed to purchase he, “ if I could not have got one,
I weekly five loaves, was asked, what ochave still carried my saddle myself." casion he could possibly have for so This answer not satisfying the gentle, much bread. “ One," replied the homan, he instantly drew; and, the king nest fellow, “I take myself
, one I following his example, a rencounter en throw away, one I return, and the other sued. Some noblemen arriving at this two I lend.”---“ How do you make this critical juncture, expressed their asto out?” said his neighbour. “Why,". nishment at seeing a subject in arms returned the farmer, “ the one which I against his lawful sovereign, and soon take myself, is for my own use; the seterminated the contest. The gentleman, cond, which I throw away, is for my as may be easily conceived, was greatly mother-in-law; the loaf I return, is for shocked at such an explanation; his my father; and the other two, which I confusion, however, was presently dis- lend, are those with which I keep my sipated by the king; who, taking him two children, in hopes that they will one by the hand, called him a brave fellow, day return them to me." and assured him that he should be handsomely provided for. He was not worse than his word, for the gentleman SINGULAR PROWESS OF A WOwas soon after promoted to a consider
MAN.---Madame the Countess de Saint able post in the army.
Balmont, descended of a very good fa
mily in Lorrain, had joined to the LOUIS XIV. who loved a concise style, fierceness of a military man the modesty met on the road, as he was travelling had spoiled a little her beauty ; but this
of a Christian woman. The small-pox into the country, a priest who was riding post; and, ordering him to stop,
extraordinary woman was much pleased asked hastily “ Whence come you?
in being marked with it, saying she Where are you going? --- What do you
should thereby be more manlike ; and, want?” The other, who perfectly well
indeed, she seemed to have a natural knew the king's disposition, instantly propensity to indulge herself in manly replied---“ From Bruges to Paris --
exercises. The Count de Saint Balbenefice !" “ You shall have it?" re mont, whom she had married, was no plied the king; and, in a few days, way inferior to her in birth or merit. presented him to valuable living
They lived together in perfect union.
The Count having been obliged to atA Jew once
to the Court of
tend the Duke of Lorrain in his wars, King's Bench to justify a bail for 18001.
Madame de Saint Balmont, during his when, on the usual questions, being in the country:
absence, thought proper to live retired asked him---K he was worth 18001. and
An officer of cavalry all debts paid, he replied---“ My lords !
had taken up his quarters on her escate, upon my vord, dis is a very great shum; she with great politeness sent to remon
and had been guilty of several excesses : ond, as I am really not vort de half, I vill not justify, my lords, for it; but, as de
strate to him on his behaviour, which attorney here did give me a 201. bank
he being regardless of, compelled her to note to justify, wat vod your lordships She wrote a billet to him, which she
the resolution of bringing him to reason. have me do vid the monies?” The Earl of Mansfield, who seemed struck with signed, “Le Chevalier de Saint Bal
mont,' the answer, immediately replied
By it she acquainted him that “ You are an honest Jew, and I would
the ill-treatment her sister-in-law had advise you by all means to keep the
received from him, obliged her to denote!" which Mordecai Israel accord
mand satisfaction of him, and that she ingly did, and, as his lordship was going
was desirous of seeing him with sword out of court, the Israelite, with many
in hand. The officer accepted the chalbows and scrapes, said,' “ I humbly lenge, and repaired to the appointed tank your lordship, for you are the first place. The Countess waited his comwho ever called me an honest Jew." ing, in man's apparel. They fought, she
had the advantage over him, and after
having disarmed him, gallantly said, AN honest industrious peasant, in Pi “ You believe, Sir, you have been fight
ing the Chevalier de Saint Balmont, but Tell him the false deceiver came, it is Madame de Saint Balmont that re
With many a well-concerted story,
That Connal blasted Mary's fameturns you your sword, and wishes for
Her fame, the tender virgin's glory. the future you would have more consideration for the request of ladies." Tell him—but ah, mistaken maid ! After these words, she left him covered Who shall speak peace to the departed ? with shame. He immediately absented
Or who shall soothe the fleeting shade,
Of a fond lover broken-hearted ? himself, and was never after seen in that country
Ye kind companions of my love,
Whose tender bosoms melt with sorrow, WHEN Zoffany, the portrait-painter,
Lead me where Connal lies so low;
Perhaps, distracting thought ! to-morrow. commenced his first picture of the Koyal Family, there were ten children. My eye might wander o'er that face, He made his sketch accordingly, and
Which now, 'mid thousands, 'twould dishaving attended two or three times, And memory refuse to tracę
cover ; went on with finishing the figures. Va
The features of my injur'd lover. rious circumstances prevented him from proceeding. His Majesty was engaged Ah, me! is that the blooming cheek, in business of more consequence; her
Where youth and beauty late were blowMajesty was engaged; some of the ing?
Is that the eye which shone so meek? Princes were unwell. The completion
The lip from which soft sounds were flowof the picture was consequently de ing? layed, when a messenger came to inform the artist that another Prince was
Oh yet if near this fatal tide, born, and must be introduced into the
Too kind and too deserving lover;
If here, where truth, where honour died, picture. This was not easy, but it was
Thy gentle spirit loves to hover; done with some difficulty. All this took up much time, when a second messen
To Mary's agonizing heart, ger arrived to announce the birth of a
With tenderness and sorrow breaking, Princess, and to acquaint him that the
Guide, quickly guide thy icy dart,
Which deatá is yet at distance shaking. illustrious stranger must have a place on the canvas. This was impossible with And at this spot, ye weeping fair, out a new arrangement: one-half of the Sweet flow'rs, and sweeter tears bestow
ing; figures were therefore obliterated, in or
Still dread your first vows to forswear, der that the grouping might be closer, And here let ev'ry sweet be blowing." to make room. To do this was the business of some months; and, before it The kindly tear refus'd to flow, was finished, a letter came from one of
Nor longer did the maiden languish; the maids of honour, informing the
Beside her lover, cold and low,
She sunk at once, oppress'd with anguish. painter that there was another addition to the family, for whom a place must be There, on her Connal's early grave, found. “ This,” cried the artist, “ is
Who sell by false detraction's arrow;,
Silent she sleeps beside the wave, too much; if they cannot sit with more
The melancholy wave of Yarrow.
THE following phraseology is common
in all books of the peerage, yet it might A Ballad by Miss T.
for a bull in that of Ireland, “Heir
Apparent---none !" “ Where is my love?" pale Mary cried,
How can there be Her tender brain distraught with sorrow;
nothing of what is apparent? A more “ Where is my love? so late the pride,
ludicrous entry appears in one of our So late the blooming pride of Yarrow ?
annual records of events.
In the sum
mary of the deaths, one person appeared Tell him my fond, my aching heart,
to have been killed by a cow; and the To him was true, was constant ever, O! let us meet, no more shall art,
same form being observed the next year, No more shall envy make us sever. when no such accident had taken place,