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believe, has not been made public beforo :-During | she could not have afforded her half so much pleaher visit to Bath, she happened to be walking i sure. It was an act of noble charity of the tenderwith a friend, in front of some alms-houses, into est and most delicate kind. Money it would have one of which she entered, and sat down for a mo- been easy for her to give, and money, no doubt, she ment, ostensibly to rest herself, but in reality to did give; but to sit down in an alms-house, and find some excuse for doing an act of charity to there to call up the enchantments of her voice, for the old woman who lived in it, and whom she had the amusement of an obscure and poor old woman, seen feeble and tottering at the door. The old was a touching proof of goodness of heart, which woman, like the rest of her neighbours, was full of nothing we have heard of Jenny Lind surpasses. the Swedish Nightingale, whom she had heard was After this we could readily believe of her any act just then at Bath, entertaining with her voice all of gentle and affectionate kindness, and we would those who were so happy and fortunate as to be be glad to see collected, for the honour of art, all able to go to the theatre. “For myself,” said the the numerous proofs of sympathy and charity which old woman, “ I have lived a long time in the world, she has given during her residence in England. and desire nothing before I dio but to hear Jenny | It is a great thing to be universally admired. It Lind." “And would it make you happy?" in- | is a still greater thing to be universally beloved, quired her visitor. Ay, that it would,”' answered and we believe that the admiration of Jenny Lind's the old woman; "but such folks as I can't go to vocal powers, great and unrivalled as they are, is the play-house, and so I shall never hear her.”|| second to the admiration of her moral qualities. " Don't be so sure of that,” said the good-natured | For this reason, we may be allowed to express a hope, Jenny; “sit down, my friend, and listen;" and that, though she has now left us for France, Eng. forth with she sang, with all her richest and most land will be her future home. Her manners are glorious powers, one of the finest songs she knew. already those of an Englishwoman, and the analogy The poor old woman was beside herself with delight, between the Swedish character and the English when, after concluding her song, her kind visitor character is so great, that the transition from Stockobserved, “Now, you have heard Jenny Lind.”|holm to London would scarcely be felt, except for If she had given the woman a hundred pounds, ll the change of language.
EMPLOYMENT OR EMIGRATION.
The question of employing the poor and unemployed || from so enormous an amount of capital judiciously labourers of the country in spade husbandry, is now managed. The whole labouring population, with the forcing itself on the consideration of wise and talented exception of the old and infirm, are capable of being men, in every district of the three kingdoms, and the so employed as to support themselves--individually, provincial and comparatively obscure advocates for at least—and such of them as are capable of any spade husbandry have therefore no small cause of ex- amount of labour (however insignificant) might, thereultation in the auspicious fact that Sir Robert Peel, fore, be so employed in the cultivation of the soil as and many others of our most able and patriotic states to improve the amenity and salubrity of their respecmen, look upon the soil of our native land as the natu- tive districts, while adding permanently to their proral source for the relief and employment of the people. | ductive resources. If it can be demonstrated that there is enough of land It is supposed by many patriotic and intelligent lying waste, or only in a half-cultivated state, to afford men, that the dishonesty of the labouring population, a field of profitable labour, not only to the unemployed, especially the Irish, whereby the employer is cheated but to the whole labourers of the three kingdoms, surely out of the work for which he pays, is an insurmountit is a reproach to our statesmen that 10 steps have able bar to the general cultivation of the soil by hitherto been taken to render such lands available for spade husbandry. I have improved as much land, by such a purpose; and all good men, who love their spade husbandry and Irish labourers, as any tenant in country, cannot but rejoice to see that the subject is the district in which my farms are situated; and now under discussion in the Commons' House of Par-| feel satisfied, that the greed whereby the employer
, liament. By the present system of providing for the generally speaking, sought to defraud the labourer of poor and the unemployed, millions of money are cs- two days' work for one day's wages, preceded the dis. pended annually, at best, on a no higher object than honesty, whereby the labourer has learned to cheat merely that of preserving them in life, while it is re- the employer out of half a day's work while he is reducing them gradually into a state of physical and ceiving a whole day's pay. Both parties have much mental weakness and deformity equally pitiful and re- need of turning a new leaf; but I am satisfied that volting. With so legitimate a source for the employ- the employer who organises his labourers on snch ment of the people within reach of the Government principles as to be able to detect the laggard at his and the legislature, it is a lamentable thing that so work-and every skilful practical farmer is able so many millions should be annually provided by the to do—will get fair work for his money from Irish country, for the use of the poor and unemployed, not | labourers, if he acts towards them on the golden rule one farthing of which is so vested as either to improve of doing to them as he would that they should do wnthe condition of the people or to reproduce its own to him. But, if he treats them harshly and as eyevalue, much less the profit that should be realisedll servants, and has his work so ill arranged that they
may slim their labour or stand chatting and idle when || suppose a small crack or vein, from a height of 200 bis back is turned, without being detected, he need feet, and of only one inch in diameter, to open, sudnot expect a fair day's work. At the same time, I denly, into this reservoir, and become filled with water, may observe, that I found no difference between the the mountain, from the pressure of this comparatively Scotch and Irish labourer in this respect. Neither trifling weight of water, would be burst asunder with will feel any interest in the work of a rough and sel- as great violence as if pressed by a weight of 5,022 fish master, or—if they can avoid it—do more work || tons of water. for him than is necessary to earn their day's pay. My The extreme minuteness of particles of water was own system, therefore, was to do all my work by con-| tested, by the confinement of a quantity of water in a tract. For instance, when trench-draining a field on globe of beaten gold, hermetically sealed; and then the plan to be afterwards mentioned, I used to set it applying to it a degree of pressure sufficient to crush to a jobber at £3 6s. 8d. per acre—which would en- | in one of its sides. By this means, the particles of able him to pay his men 2s. per day when the day's water were pressed through the beaten gold, and beWages was only 1s. 6d.-paying him 6s. per week of dewed the outward surface of the whole vessel. The subsistence-money for each of his men during the per- other fact was proved by an experiment equally conformance of the work, and the balance when the job vincing, but the description would occupy too much was completed. In this case, all that I had to attend
here. The power of pressure in water may, to was to see that the work should be done according however, be tested by means within the reach of every to the specification, and the jobber had the profit of farmer, viz.-insert a tube into the bunghole of a any increase he could take out of his men's work ; cask, full of water, and by filling this tube, with water, but I would recommend, what I consider an improve to a height (above the bunghole) proportioned to the went on this plan, where the jobber does not himself di- strength of the cask, it will be burst asunder. vide his profits with his labourers. I would recommend, When I was visiting a friend in Glenetine, some when a band of labourers are required for agricultural years since, the people of the locality were thrown inoperatious, that they should elect, from among them- || to a state of consternation, by the bursting of an ava: selves, their own overman ; and, this being done, that lanche out of the side of a mountain, which was deeply the job should be let to the whole party.
For ini- covered with snow at the time. For a considerable stance, that they should receive £5 6s. Sd. per acre distance from the cavern, or rather corrie, left by the for trench-draining a field of, say forty acres, on the avalanche, in the side of the mountain, not only the conditition of being paid 6s. per week of subsistence- snow, but the whole surface, was carried away to the money, and the balance when the work should be margin of a deep ravine or gully, some tive hundred finished. This would give them a pecuniary interest | paces farther down, and through which the river Etive in the work, a habit of spending less than they earn ; passed; but to them, the most wonderful thing, if and, on the whole, have the effect of adding to their possible, was, that the snow and the soil disappeared, self-respect, to depress which has been the system of and that the avalanche of shattered rocks, sent forth employers since feudalism and priesterast have been in- | by the mountain, and many of which were tons in troduced. The amount of their earnings would also, weight, instead of being piled in the channel of the by this means, be made to depend on their attention river, at the bottom of the ravine, were deposited on to their work, and their industry; and I have felt a the face of the opposite hill--having been thrown, pleasure in seeing their satisfaction when a successful apparently, over a gully, of twenty paces deep, in their job was finished, and it was found that they had made descent. My friend had an old shepherd, who had 6d. a-day more than the current wages of men hired been in his service for fifty years, and whose sheepby the day.
walk required him to pass and repass the scene of the The principles of farming which I recommend are, phenomenon daily. This man could not believe that deep draining and deep tillage. That eminent agri- the avalanche had not been the work of the GLASTIC, culturist, Mr. Smith, of Deanstone, advocated (I wish one of the most malevolent demons of Celtic mythoI could
established) these principles in Scotland, logy ; and he was in the habit of crossing over a as the very foundation of successful farming; but his mountain and returning home by another glen (thereby system of carrying it into effect is comparatively faulty, performing a circuit of five miles) every evening, to as will be shown afterwards; but it is necessary, before avoid the haunted spot. His master, anxious to redescribing my system of performing the work, to say a move his terror, induced me to explain to him, that few words in reference to each of these essentials to the mountain had been burst asunder by water, and the proper cultivation of the soil, to meet the objec- that the snow and the soil, having been borne down tions of old-fashioned farmers.
the hill, in advance of the flood and the rocks, filled 1.-Old-fashioned farmers object to deep drains, be- up the gully or ravinc, and thus formed a temporary cause they do not understand the force of pressure, and platform, over which the rocks, from the impetus of the extreme minuteness of the particles of water. When their descent, had rolled, until they were piled on a reservoir of water, for instance, is formed in the the opposite side. He listened to me with apparent bosom of a hill (and such is the cause and source of conviction ; but, when I turned my back, observed to springs) it may be exploded with a violence resembling his companion, “ Those gentlemen think we are fools. that of an earthquake, by the entrance of a mere Doubtless, the avalanche was the work of the GLASTIC!" thread of water into the already filled reservoir, || An intelligent and talented Ayrshire farmer made through a vein or chink of the rock, from a higher almost the same remark as to the estimate of the pealevel of the hill. Suppose, for instance, that there is, santry by gentlemen, on a paper of mine which was in the bosom of a mountain, a space of ten yards | published in the Ayrshire and Renfrewshire Agricultesquare, and half an inch deep, filled with water, and I rist, on pressure in water, two years ago; but, in
spite of ignorance and prejudice, deep draining and || from beneath, as well as from above. IT IS, TIEREdeep tillage are making their way slowly, and giving || FORE, WORTHY OF BELIEF, THAT SUBSOILS, WHEN THEY to many parts of the country a very different appearance. SHALL HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY BROKEN UP AND RE
If water is poured into a tube resembling an U, DUCED TO GLOBULES OR ATOMS, WILL NEVER AGAIN matter how wide the one limb and narrow the other, || KUN INTO A SOLID MASS. it will stand equally high in each. It is thus seen Having thus answered the objections to deep draithat the degree of pressure in water does not depending and deep tillage, in a manner which will, I trust, on its bulk or weight, but on the height from which it appear satisfactory to all intelligent practical farmers, descends to the surface, on which it presses. Hence I beg leave to make two brief remarks on Mr. Smith's the deeper the drain the greater will be the pressure of system of draining and subsoiling before proceeding to the water into it from the surrounding surface; and the illustration of my own. Mr. Smith drains to the when air and water have been once admitted into the depth of about three feet, and subsoils only to the soil, they cannot afterwards be excluded, as is well depth of 16 inches; but he covers the tiles with broknown to brick and tile makers.
ken metal. Nevertheless, it is evident that there must 2.-It has been proved by experiments, made and thus be a layer of from 6 to 10 or 12 inches of a solid reported by many able and practical farmers, that crops subsoil above the level even of the top of his drains throw down their feeders perpendicularly, or nearly so, on either side. Mr. Smith's object in subsoiling is to in deep, well-cultivated soils; and horizontally, or nearly break up and reduce the subsoil so as to expose it to so, in thin, shallow, and ill-cultivated soils. Hence it is the atmosphere, and the passage and circulation of air evident that in deep, well-cultivated soils, the feeders and water. This object, therefore, is but very imperof the plants do not encrouch upon or struggle with fectly accomplished by his plan of carrying it into effect. one another for their food, as they necessarily must in Nor is the soil reduced to globules or atoms, properly shallow soils ; because each may find its required nou-speaking, by his system of subsoil ploughing, because the rishment in the soil which is immediately under itself. subsoil is merely divided into solid strips of 7 or 8 inches It has also been proved, by similar experiments, that square. It may also be remarked, that if subsoiling cereal crops throw down their feeders to the depth of is to answer the purpose of rendering the soil pervious about 16, and potatoes, turnips, &c., to the depth of to the free passage and circulation of air and water, ito about 36 inches. It is, therefore, evident that money either side of the drain, the heaping of broken stones, might be laid out more profitably by the greater num- to the depth of from 6 to 12 inches, above the tiles, is, at ber of our landed proprietors in adding to the depth best, only labour thrown away. These are the objec. and fertility of the lands they possess than in adding tions to Mr. Smith's system of carrying his own to the extent of their estates. It may be safely enlightened and scientific views of agricultural imaffirmed that the money necessary to purchase two |provement into effect. It was necessary for me to acres would drain and deepen four, and that the point these imperfections out, in justifying the confiquantity of arable land in the country which mightdence with which I recommend TRENCH-DRAINING as thus be doubled in value is equal to 99 out of every superior to Mr. Smith's plan, in every sense of the 100 acres.
word-whether we contemplate present profit or perMany farmers are of opinion that subsoiling the landmanent improvement. Mr. Smith's system of performis throwing labour away, because it would again run ing the operations, ineluding draining to the depth of into a solid body; but this is a great and a most in- | three feet, and ploughing and subsoiling, by dividing jurious error. Mr. Smith, in answer to a question be the subsoil merely into square furrows, to the depth of fore the Committee on Agricultural Distress in 1836, 16 inches, costs £4 10s. per acre. On my system, observes, “I do not think it (the subsoil) would ever which will now be described, the land will be drained, run together again in a solid form, because when it to the depth of 33 inches, and trenched to the depth has been turned up, there is a constant circulation of of 27 inches, by manual labour, at £5 6s. 8d. per acre, air and water, which prevents its running together on a plan which enables the agriculturist to reduce the again ; and where soil is laid in a dry position, and sterile subsoil to atoms, and to keep the better soil exposed to the atmosphere, it seems to get some sort || above it, all over the field, when he has not the means of attract quality. If you look at any mould, you of mixing it with the materials necessary to fertilise will find that it is all in little globules, and these are and change its character. But in every case where gathered together in larger masses, forming large glob-such means are attainable, the subsoil should be ferules, which keep the soil open.” Here we have thetilised to the depth of 27 inches, as the trenching proevidence of the most scientific practical farmer of his ceeds. day, and that evidence is perfectly consistent with the discoveries of the geologist and agricultural chemist. That soils are composed of “globules" or atoms is an established fact; and as air and water are more subtle and insinuating than soils, and the latter (to use a rather technical term) has an affinity for the former, it follows that these globules or atoms will be suffused with, or surrounded by, air and water, when they are broken up Let the above diagram be supposed to represent a and rendered accessable to their agency. Nature,'' || field, which is to be trench-drained. The dotted lines says the pedant, “ abhors a vacuum." Hence capillary represent pipe tiles, laid down in the direction of the attraction, the most wonderful and powerful agency proposed drains; and the space from a to a, and from employed in the nourishment of crops, and which 6 to 1, represents a double trench, the former of which operates, through the pores of the earth, plants, &c., // will be dug to the depth of 27 inches, and the latter
to the top of the sterile subsoil, that is, the part of ment to the labourers for hundreds of years to come; but the subsoil which it would be imprudent to bring to if it is not made available for this purpose, the Goveruthe surface, while in its present condition. The earth mentoughtsurely to take such steps as would render emidug out of both will be carted, and laid down in small gration--the only alternative then left to the labouring heaps, from c toc, on the opposite side of the field, to fill population-less disastrous to the emigrant, and more up the last trench. In the bottom of the first trench, I beneficial to the country, especially if it can be demonfrom a to a, now 27 inchies deep, a bed will be made, strated that these objects are attainable without any and the tiles carefully laid, with their ends inserted perinanent expenditure of the public revenue. Under the one into the other. The sterile subsoil, remaining the present system, the object of Government would in the trench, from b to b, will now be turned over the seem to be, to allow the emigrants so to scatter themtile (with the subsoil fork, invented by Mr. Houston, selves over the world as that they and their descenof Johnstone), broken up and reduced, and then it will | dants must cease to have any farther connection with be covered by the topsoil of the succeeding trench. || their native land-nay, it seems to have determined so By proceeding with the trenching of the field on this to govern our colonies, as that those who evince their plan, the expenses of opening and covering the drains loyalty and patriotism in the time of need shall be will be saved, and the more sterile may thus be kept | nished for doing so, and forced to abandon all such oldbelow the more fertile subsoil until it becomes tho- || world virtues. roughly changed, by the circulation, through it, of air In our North American Provinces, during the late and water, and the deposition of roots and manure, in war with the United States, the Highland district of the gradual course of skilful cultivation. It will thus, Glengarry formed the strongest link of the chain which through time, be in a condition to be brought up and bound them to the mother country; and in the more to grow crops in its turn.
The difference in ex- recent outbreak in Lower Canada, the services of these penses between this system and Mr. Smith's is only | Highlanders (as they still proudly term themselves) 16s. Sd. per acre, although 11 inches more of the sub
were equaily efficient, Within an incredibly short soil is trenched, and reduced to atoms, by the one sys- | space of time three thousand Glengarry militia had as. tem than the other.
sembled in their place of arms, prepared for instant That spade husbandry has a great superiority-to action. When the Earl of Durham arrived in Canada the value of £3 odds per acre—over the present sys- || after the outbreak, their zeal and loyalty were repretem of farming, has been tested and shown by Mr. || sented to him in such glowing colours, that lie detorScott, of Southfield, in a manner which has secured mined to review thein in person. They had a small the marked approbation of the Highland Society of piece of artillery with them in the field, near which, Scotland. Mr. Scott trenched his land, not with a
upon the above occasion, an old veteran of great size view to draining it (at the same time), but merely as | and strength was standing, viewing the martial ranks the best means of preparing it for a crop. It is pre- with mingled pride and satisfaction, when the Earl sumed, therefore, that he trenched it no deeper than he made his appearance and received the salute of the considered necessary for this purpose, say 16 inchies. || assembled warriors. The stalwart mountaincer, in the I may also remark that Mr. Scott charges tụco years' enthusiasın of the moment, snatched the gun from its rent for the trenched land as well as the land prepared carriage, and literally presented arms with his huge by summer fallow, which shows some peculiarity in fusil
, to the infinite amusement of the spectators, and his management that has not been explained, for I can- to the evident admiration of the Earl, who rode up to not see any good reason for losing a whole year to the old man and complimented him with great kindness trench a field. The operation should be commenced and cordiality. Our colonial policy is now very disin time, and carried on with a party sufficiently strong | ferent; the Government has ceased to recognise as a to have it ready by seed time. One year's rent may virtue the patriotic enthusiasm which has ever been thus fairly be deducted froin the expenses charged displayed by these truc-hearted colonists, and it is at against the trenched wheat in the following state, this moment acting upon the new principle of paying which gives trenching an advantage, not of £3, but of damages to rebels, alleged to have been sustained by nearly £5 per acre, over cultivation by the plough:-- them in their struggle against the Government and By trenched whcat, per acre, 52 bushels, at 6s. 9d. £17 11 0 | laws--nor has it scrupled to act on the strange principle To2 years' rent, at £2 10s. per acre,... 25
of levying a tax for that purpose on the loyal and brave 8 cart-loads manurc, at 4s.......
by whom they were defeated in their treasonable purSeed, 3 bushels, at 0s. 9d.,..
pose. Surely such a state of affairs as this calls loudly Expenses of trenching,.....
for reform! Expenses of cutting, threshing, marketing, &c.,
The population of the British Provinces in North Profit,
America are distinguished from the more mixed popu17 11
o llation of the United States, by their frank and manly By ploughed wheat, per acre, 1.2 bushels, at 6s. 9d. 14
3cbearing, and handsome proportions. The Yankees, in To 2 years' rent, a: £2 10s. per acre,...
general, are long-armed, long-legged, long-necked, narTo 6 forrows and harrowing, at 10s. 3 0 0 Seed, 3 bushels, at 0s. 9d.
row-chested ogres, physically disqualified for military To 10 cart loads manure, at 4s,...... 3 4
endurance or achievements. It is the short-sighted * Expenses of cutting, threshing, &c., 1 10
policy of European states, especially Britain, which, Profit, bins.wide.... >
by resigning the vast emigration of her people to volunj'1 12 10 kpl
14 3 6
tary and devious channels (wbereby they are generally Fhave no hesitation in saying that there is, at this reduced, on their arrival in the United States, into momenty enough of land throughout the country, in an | such a condition of wretcheduess as to render military imperfectly cultivated state, to afford profitable employ-ll service their only means of escape from starvation),
0 0 1 12 0
0 3 4 10 0
3 0 0 3
that supplies the American army with recruits, so as emigrants from Europe settled among themselves, or to enable her to exhibit the spectre (for it is no more) to the British colonists. It may also be remarked, of military power which Yankee exaggeration makes so that their gasconade and swagger imply a conscious much of. In her late inglorious war against her igno- deficiency of true courage; while their loose morality, ble enemies in the south, the whole fighting was done || nationality, and individuality, in all questions of “ meka by “ European unfortunates,” who reaped little of the and tuum,” render them incapable of attaining that pres. profits, and none of the credit.
tige in the eyes of other nations necessary to the The present settlement of landed property in the assumption of the supreme political position at which Highlands, however objectionable in its origin, must | they aim. The British colonists, on the other hand, not now be disturbed ; but it appears to me that it whether of English or Scottish descent, are brave, would be sound policy to resume, on equitable terms, handsome, and strong, preserve a high tone of honour the unoccupied territory granted to the Canadian Land and morality, and cherish a fond attachment to their Company, and to settle our American frontier with native land, and a devoted loyalty to the Queen, the whole emigrating population of the Highlands, on In all districts settled by British settlers “out West," a comprehensive and judicious scheme of Government as well as on the American side of the frontier, the inhabicolonization. The native loyalty, bravery, and love oftants present the same striking contrast to the Yankees, country of the Highlanders, would be a guarantee for in their appearance, manners, feelings, and principles. the permanent connection of the north American pro-|| And wherever a settlement of the Celtic race is to be vinces and the mother country; and the national || found, in sufficient numbers to preserve their distinctire strength, which is now being scattered over the whole characteristics, whether on the Delaware or in Glenworld, and lost to us for ever, would be concentrated garry, the frank, warın-hearted courtesy-the open on the rear of our most dangerous and deadly enemies, and honest bearing—the home-attachments—the lofty and thus present a barrier to their encroachments loyalty, and generous liospitality-furnish clear eviagainst ourselves, and a drag on their proceedings dence of the native superiority of the genuine Celt
, against their less warlike neighbours, in a direction wherever he can be found undepressed by poverty and equally dangerous to our power. The three hundred unsoured by injustice and oppression. Highlanders who founded the colony of Glengarry, The late Earl of Eglinton, a distinguished member eighty years ago, placed, as we have scen, three thou- || of a family not destitute of Celtic blood, and which sand armed warriors at her Majesty's disposal. Now, has ever been illustrious for chivalrous honour and there is room on the Canadian frontier for a hundred || patriotic feelings and principles, had a high opinion thousand Highlanders, with their descendants, for cen- || of the loyalty and bravery of the Canadian Highlanders, turies yet to come, and it cannot be doubted that it and left the following translation of one of their boat would be a boon to very many of them, in their pre- songs among his papers, set to music by bis own sent condition, to be removed from the country. What hand:an acquisition of strength would the descendants of a hundred thousand Highlanders, along the American frontier, eighty years hence, be to their mother coun
(From the Gaelic.) try in the event of her being involved in any vital question with the United States; and who can doubt Listen to me as when ye heard our father that such a scheme of emigration were a matter of
Sing, long ago, the song of other shores; easy accomplishment to the Government of this Listen to me, and then in chorus gather
All your deep voices as ye pull your oars. country? A comprehensive scheme of Government emigration
“ Fair these broad meads, these hoary woods are grand, from the Highlands might be carried into effect,
But we are exiles from our fathers' land !" under the superintendence of half-pay officers, capable of secing agricultural operations judiciously conducted,
From the lone shieling of the misty island
Mountains divide us, and the waste of scas; without one sixpence of expense ultimately to the
Yet still the blood is strong, the leart is Highland, country. If the emigrants were organised into town
And we, in dreams, behold the IIebrides ! ships, and supplied with rations, &c., for working at
Fair, &c. roads, &c., to connect one township with another along
We never shall tread the fancy-haunted valley the whole frontier, from the time their crop is in the
Where,'tween the dark hills, creeps the small, clear stean, ground until it be reaped, they might repay their pas- In arms around the patriarch banner rally, sage-money
other assistance received from the Nor see the inoon on royal tombstones gleam. Government, without any difficulty, by a few subsequent
Fair, &c. annual instalments—the Government support being,
When the bold kindred, in the time long vanishi’d, of course, granted on the condition that they would
Conquered the soil, and fortified the keep, manage their lands according to a specified plan; and No seer foretold the children would be banished, their improvements being a guarantee for the repay
That a degenerate lord might boast his sheep. ment by instalments. By some such scheme, the
Fair, &c. whole of these extensive deserts might, in a few years, Come foreign raid ! let discord burst in slaughter ! be colonised by a race of men who are at present a Oh! then, for clansmen true, and stern claymore reproach to their country, but who are capable of being The hearts that would have given their blood like water rendered her strength and her pride.
Beat heavily beyond the Atlantic roar. I have already remarked on the physical inferiority “Fair these brond meads, these hoary woods are grand, of the Yankees. This inferiority becomes equally mani
But we are exiles from our fathers' land !" fest, whether we compare them to recently arrived
FOUND AMONG THE PAPERS OF THE LATE EARL OF EGLINTON.