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would inquire into the disposal of the funds belong. 1 nearly closed, unless the people be again willing to ing to the woods and forests, the crown titles, and encounter an armed force for the purpose of saving other little odds and ends belonging to Scotland, institutions from which they have derived little adthat, if possible, her Majesty's oldest house in Scot-vantage as yet, and the disadvantage of a consideland might be put in somewhat better order in the rably increased expenditure and debt. event of the royal party revisiting Edinburgh. Between Austria and Sardinia another war is

These royal visits are well-timed, and we trust threatened—in this instance, as in former cases, we that they afford the same pleasure to the visitors must admit, by the wrong dealing of the Sardinians, which they confer on many of the Queen's subjects. who are not likely to be thrice spared by the We are not sorry to hear of a deservedly popular Austrian Marshal, Radetzsky. monarch residing in Dublin for a week, or even The southern German Republicans are put down for a month; and we are mistaken if the Queen do in blood by Prussian bayonets. The King of not experience a welcome in Ireland that will take Prussia has again recovered his lost confidence ; her back again to, hitherto, the most unfortunate, || and tends rather towards Austria and Russia than but, assuredly, not the least interesting portion of anything very liberal. her empire.

The Hungarians are fighting desperately with their

terrible adversaries ; but although several severe The foreign intelligence of the month is mourn- battles have been fought, and a terrible loss of ful in the extreme, with the exception of the hope life has been incurred, we know little of the details. of peace held out to the brave Danes, and their || The issue of this tremendous conflict can scarcely victory at Fredericia, dearly bought by the death be doubtful, unless some power interfere in favour of their gallant leader, General Rye, and so many of the Magyars, or an insurrection arise in Poland. of his followers.

The last was their best hope, and it appears to be The French have disgraced themselves abso- || desperate. The German Republicans are beaten lutely in Rome, by adopting measures of a severer down. The French Government is unwilling to character to repress freedom than the Austrian || hazard a war, or has objects to serve inconsistent General had ventured to propose.

with a war for Magyar freedom. The days of the French Republic are, we believe,

WAS EARTH NOT MADE FOR JOY ?

EARTH, with smiling verdure clad,
Storld with all that maketh glad,
Luscious fruits and odorous flowers,
Mantling woods, and shady bowers,
Clothed in beauties rare and rife--
Earth was never made for strife.

Flowing streams, wnruflied lakes,
Hills and mountains, dells and brakes,
Tuneful zephyrs, cooling springs,
Ev'rything that pleasure brings,
Speak, unfold the bounteous plain,
Were ye not design'd for man?

Cease the angry cannon's roar,
Cease the din of cruel war,
Cease all envy-hatred-strife,
Ccase to trouble human life,
Let soft peace extend her reigu
Over ev'ry wide domain.
Insects wing your sunny way,
Ever joyous, ever gay,
Freely use each golden hour,
Sip the nectar from each flow'r,
Sporting 'neath a cloudless sky,
Do ye mourn that ye must die ?
Answer me, ye feathered throng,
Speak in melody and song,
Tell me, do your antaught strains
Sing of sorrows and of pains ?
Do ye, as ye heavenward fly,
End your music with a sigh?
Palms that shade the desert land,
Waters ʼmid the burning sand,
Purling rills, unfailing wells,
Sparkling fountains, mossy cells--
All that doth my song employ -
Say, was earth not made for joy?

ALFRED SELoc.

Swelling oceans, as ye roll
Freely on from pole to pole,
Were

ye

made to bind each race
To its narrow share of space;
Or to draw, in social tie,
Distant realms that scattered lie?

Will ye, as in days of yore,
Chain each kindred to its shore?
Or whilst stretch'd from land to land,
Friendship oft doth yield her hand,
Will ye not, for general good,
Kingdoms join in brotherhood ?

OBITUARY NOTICES FOR JULY

EX-PRESIDENT POLK.

lar Methodist minister of the place, his warm, personal, and political At his residence, Nashville, Tenuessee, of severe diarrhea, on friend, and that he had promised him that, when he didembrace Christhe 15th of June, James Kixox POLK, the late President of the tianity, he (Rev. Mr. M Ferren) should baptise him. He therefore United States. He was the eleventh that held that office, and sent for Rev. Dr. Edgar, made known his obligation, expressed his he died about three months after luis term had expired. He was intention to be baptised by his friend the Methodist minister, and the youngest man ever inaugurated as President-being only 49 accordingly was so consecrated.” He appears to have been a prayears and four months old when he took office. He was de- dent, pains-taking, regular-living, and systematic man, with a itness scended from a Scotch family, who emigrated tirst to Ulster, and and aplication for public business, well calculated for the high and subsequently from the north of Ireland to America. The origi- | important trusts it was his fortune to hold in the administration nal family name was Pollock, which became abbreviated to Polk. l of his country's affairs. Andrew Jackson stated, in 1844, that he His connexions were members of the old revolutionary party, I had known James Knox Polk from his boyhood, and that a who had aided and favoured independence before and during the citizen more exemplary in his moral deportment, more punctual war of 1776.

He was born in Mecklenburgh county, North and exact in business, more energetic and manly in the expresCarolina, November 2, 1795, and at the time of his decease, was sion of his opinions, and more patriotic, does not live.” Mr. Polk in his 54th year. It appears that his branch of the family had died worth about 100,000 dollars, the bulk of which is seite! resided in Maryland, in Pennsylvania, and in North Carolina, upon his widow. It appears that his fatal illness was induced before reinoving to Tennessee. His father, who is said to be still by over-exertion while arranging the details of his spacious manalive, removed to the latter state in 1900, when his son, James, | sion, and more directly by the labour of placing the books in his was in his eleventh year. He was a farmer, and it is said, also large library. On his death being announced, the President of acted as a surveyor; and, with his family, had to toil hard for a the United States ordered suitable naval and military honours to living in the valley of the Duck River, then a wilderness. James he paid to his memory, and, as a mark of respect to the deceased, Polk was the eldest of ten children. After acquiring the rudi- the executive mansion, and the several departments at Washington, ments of education in a school near his home, he was sent to to be placed in mourning, and all business to be snspended for a the University of North Carolina, where he gained high honours. day. He left college witlı the reputation of being a good mathematical and classical scholar. In 1819, he began to study the law with

JOHN WILSON, ESQ. the celebrated Felix Grundy, of Nashville. In 1820, he was The last accounts from Canada bring the melancholy tidings admitted a member of the bar of Tennessee, and soon got into of the death of John Wilson, Esq., the celebrated vocalist. Ile practice. He served as clerk to the Tennessee Legislature ; was died at Quebec on the 9th July, of cholera, after only three hours' next a member for Maury, his place of residence; and, in 1825, illness, brought on by wet or fatigue while on a fishing excur in his thirtieth year, he was elected to Congress, of which he | sion. He had given three entertainments in Quebec, and was was fourteen years a member. He was twice Speaker of the advertised for a fourth on the evening of the day on which he House of Representatives, having been chosen in December, died. Accompanied by two of his daughters, who assisted him 1833, and again in September 1937. At the close of the session || professionally, he went out to America in the fall of last year, of 1837, he received a vote of thanks for his impartiality as and his reception in every place where he had publicly appeared Speaker. He was a ready debater, delivered long and animated was marked by the same enthusiasm which ever characterised speeches, and was one of the few hard-working legislators of his liis musical performances. Indeed, his success was so great in day. He had been once governor of his state, previous to hi: this his last professional tour in America, that we are informed election to the Presidency. Ilis term of oflice was distinguished by he was enabled to send home £6,000 since he went out. the annexation of Texas, the Mexican war, and the addition of Mr. Wilson, who will long be remembered as the Scottish California to the territories of the States. Mr. Bancroft, the minstrel, was born in Edinburgh, where he had many warm ani American minister to the British Court, in his circular to the attached friends. He was in early life brought up to the pro Consuls and Vice-Consuls of the United States in this country. fession of a printer, and worked as a compositor. He was subon occasion of Mr. Polk’s demise, says :-“He defined, estab. | sequently a reader in Mr. Ballantyne's establishment, where he lished, and extended the boundaries of his country. He planted read the proofs of the Waverley Novels--being, it is said, one of the laws of the American Union on the shores of the Pacific. the few who were in the secret of Sir Walter Scott being the His influence and his counsels tended to organise the national author. He officiated for some time as pretentor in one treasury on the principle of the constitution, and to apply the of the Edinburgh churches, and had reached manhood rule of freedom to navigation, trade, and industry.” He always before he seriously thought of cultivating the musical acted with the Democratic and Pro-Slavery party, and in sup- powers with which he

so richly endowed. port of their views and policy was straightforward and thorough- a voice of the finest quality, he possessed the most exquisite natagoing. In his intercourse with the public, he is described as ral taste, and he improved both by the most assiduous and earnest having been affable and courteous; and in private he is said to study and cultivation. He made his first appearance on the stage have been unostentatious in his manners, and temperate and do- as Massaniello, in the Edinburgh Theatre. His success was so mestic in his habits. Upwards of 24 years since he married the striking that he was soon called to London, and on the boards of daughter of Mr. Joel Childers, a merchant of Rutherford county, the principal metropolitan theatres he laid the foundation of that Tennessee, but he had no children. His personal character was fame which he afterwards so fully acquired. For & considerable irreproachable. The New York Tribune says that he was a mem- time he took the lead in the English Opera. In 1839, he sung ber of the Presbyterian Church, and so regular and devout in in the operatic pieces of Drury Lane. It was soon after tlis early life that, during the four years he was at college he never that, abandoning the stage, he commenced those musical enterorice missed prayers. A Nashville correspondent of the New York | tainments in which he soon became so popular. They consisted flerald, however, gives some details of the closing scenes entirely of Scotchi songs, in which he was the sole performer, of his life, which leave a painful impression of his re- varicd with descriptive remarks and appropriate aneddotes, il!-ligious views during the greater part of his creer. lle trative of the various pieces introduced. They were emineutly states that, seven days before his death, “Mr. Polk sent for successful. His “ Nicht wi’ Burns,” and his “ Adventures of Rev. Dr. Edgar, of the Presbyterian Church, desiring to be bap- || Prince Charlie,” were treats of no ordinary kind. He was the tised by him. He said to him, expressively—“Sir, if I had sus- first to originate this new species of musical performances, and be pected, twenty years ago, that I should have come to my death- has been worthily followed in them by Mr. Tenipleton. He de bed unprepared, it would have made me a wretched inan; voted himself to the study of our national music, and to Wilsan about to die, and have not made preparation--I have not even belongs the high distinction of causing the songs of Scotland to been baptised. Tell me, sir, can there be any ground for a man be admired and appreciated wherever they are heard. For palhus thus situated to hope?' The conversation fatiguing Mr. Polk | and expression in singing the beautiful melodies of his native land, too much for him to be then baptised, it was postponed, to take he had no superior. He particularly excelled in the plaintireand unplace next evening; but, in the interval, the ex-president recol- | adorned lays of Scotland. No one who has heard him warkle a lected that, when he was governor, and lived here, he had held simple Scotch ballad will ever forget the effect of his truthful many arguments with Rev. Mr. MʻFerren, the talented and popu- ll and touching execution, In airs of a humorous cast, le equally

was

I am

maintained the national character, and showed a skill and || ton;" "The Involuntary Prophet ;" "Jane Lomax ;" “The parkiness entirely his own. On the Queen's visit to Scotland, Moneyed Man ;" “ Adam Brown;" “ The Merchant;" &c. He in 1812, while at Taymouth Castle, where Wilson delighted the is also the author of "The Midsummer Medley,” and of various Court with his melodies, Her Majesty, it will be remembered, pieces of poetry, one of which, the “ Address to the Mummy in paid him the high compliment of requesting him to sing "0, Belzoni's Exhibition," is well known, and admired for the liappy wae's me for Prince Charlie !" While his sweet yet powerful combination of truth, humour, and sentiment which it embodies. voice, and perfect mastery of music, attracted crowded audiences of his novels, “The Moneyed Man” is the most natural. It to his entertainments, his mild and unassuming manners, and contains some fine pictures of London city life. Mr. Smith had kindly disposition, procured for him, wherever he went, hosts resided for many years at Brighton, and has left a widow and of friends. His countrymen were justly proud of their national daughters. He was rich, and his generosity to various literary songster. On luis last visit to Edinburgh, his admirers, in his men was one of the brightest traits of his character. Mr. native city, took an opportunity of publicly testifying their high Shelley once said of liim : "I know not what llorace Smith estimation of his powers, by presenting him with an exquisite must take me for sometimes. I am afraid he must think me a bust of himself, by Mr. Steele, the eminent sculptor. His friends strange fellow; but is it not odd, that the only truly generous in Glasgow, about seven years ago, gave him a public dinner, in person I ever knew, who had money to be generous with, should the Black Bull Inn of that city. Mr. Wilson was about fifty | be a stock-broker? And he writes poetry too,” continued Mr. years of age. He has left a widow, with two sons, and three Shelley, his voice rising in a fervour of astonishment, "he writes daughters. An interesting and well written account of the poetry and pastoral dramas, and yet knows how to make money, Mammoth Cave of Kentucky, which had been visited by him, and does make it, and is still generous !” We have this inappeared recently in the Daily Mail, and other papers, fronteresting observation of Shelley recorded in Leigh Hunt's work

entitled “Lord Byron and some of his contemporaries.”

his pen.

HORACE SMITH, ESQ.
At Tunbridge Wells, on the 12th of July, HORACE SMITH,

LIEUTENANT SKENE, R.X. Esq., anthor of“ Brambletyte House,” and other novels, and Ar the Cottage, Durham, on the 10th of July, ANDREW Montz one of the authors of " Rejected Addresses,” in the 70th year of SKENE, Esq., of Kilmacow, Wicklow, Ireland, lieutenant in the his

age. He was the son of Mr. Robert Smith, an eminent Royal Navy, in his 532 year. He was the son of the late Major legal practitioner in London, and solicitor to the Board of A. P. Skene, and the heir-male of Skene of Skene, in AberdeenOrdnance; and the brother of Mr. James Smith, the joint authorshire. The present inheritor of the estate of Skene is the Earl of " Rejected Addresses,” who died in December, 1839, aged 65. of Fife; his lordship's mother having been the daughter of That celebrated work appeared in 1812, and proved “one of the George Skene, Esq., of Skene, and the sister of the last laird. luckiest liits” of the day. It had its origin in the following Lieat. Skene was educated at the Royal Naval College, having circumstance. The committee of management of Drury Lane obtained admission there through the interest of Sir Joseph Theatre had advertised for a poetical address, to be spoken on Yorke, afterwards Earl of Hardwicke. He entered the navy as the opening of the new theatre, built on the site of the old one a midshipman, and was for the first time in action at the siege that was burnt. The addresses sent in were very numerous, but of Flushing. Ile was one of Captain Alex. Skene's oflicers, when none of them were considered good enough. In this dilemma, the late Duke of Manchester went out in his ship as Governor Lord Byron was applied to, and readily furnished the address to Jamaica. He was also one of the officers in the Northumberwhich was delivered. A casual hint from Mr. Ward, the secre- land, when Sir George Cockburn conveyed the Emperor Napoleon tary to the theatre, suggested to the witty brothers, James and to St. Helena. Having, while there, made many sketches of the Horace Smith, the composition of a series of humorous addresses, Emperor and the localities, on the return of the admiral's ship, professedly by the privcipal poets of the day. The writing of George IV.obtained from them an accurate idea of the residence the pieces occupied them sis weeks, and the volume was ready by of the imperial exile. Lieut. Skene completed his last years the opening of the theatre. The success of the work, like the of active service in the navy in the expeditions of Sir John work itself, is one of the “Curiosities of Literature.” The Ross, in 1818, and Sir Edward Parry, in 1819, in scarch of a copyright, which had been originally offered to Mr. Murray, the North-Western passage. In the former navigator's account of prublisher, for £20, was purchased by that gentleman, in 1819, his voyages, most of the drawings are from the pencil of Lieut. after the sixteenth edition, for £131. The pieces furnished by Skene; whose name was given to Skene Islands, in Baffin's Bay, James Smith, the elder brother, consisted of imitations of by Captain Ross, and by Sir Edward Parry to Skene Bay, in Wordsworth, Cobbet, Southey, Coleridge, and Crabbe, with a Lancaster Sound. He possessed a mind of no ordinary combinafew travesties. llorace Smith's contributions were imitations tion, as his mechanical inventions demonstrate. In his voyages of Walter Scott, Thomas Moore, Lord Byron, Monk Lewis, W'. to the icy regions, the breakage of the thermometers of inercury, T. Fitzgerald, “the small beer poet,” Dr. Johnson, and others. and the variance of the degrees of the scales of different philoLord Byron thought the “ Rejected Addresses” by far the best sophers, led him to give a decimal scale, founded on natural thing of the kind since the Rolliad, and the imitations not at science. The range of heat being as a geographical circle divided all inferior to the fainous ones of Hawkins Browne. In 1813 into 360 degrees, he divided the range of heat from the melting appeared another series of poetical satires and imitations, en- of ice, to the greatest probable heat, estimated by Wedgewood's titled

" Horace in London,” also the joint production of James Pyrometer as 360,000 degrees, making the melting of the ice and Horace Smith. These parodies had been previously con- zero, and the greatest heat 360 degrees above it; and subdividing tributed to the Monthly Mirror, but in the year stated were that range decimally, we have 360 degrees of 100 parts, or 360 collected and published separately. Mr. Horace Smith after-thousandths. The first 100 parts, or one degree, is the melting wards distinguished himself by his novels and historical romances, of spermaceti; and the boiling of water is at 24 degrees, or 250 in which he was one of the first to imitate the style of Sir hundredthis

. It is curious that the first 100 parts of a degree Walter Scott. His “Brambletye House," a tale of the civil below zero, or one degree of this scale, is also the point of change Wars, published in 1826, was very successful, and continues to be of frozen mercury to liquid; which first degrees above and below very popular. Sir Walter Scott, in his diary, under date October zero are those of the liquefaction of solids, independent of atmoof that year, thus refers to it: “I read, with interest, Sir John spheric pressure. After a long period of service as a midahipman, Chiverton, and Brambletye House, novels in what I may surely he was, in 18:20, promoted to the rank of lieutenant, on his return claim as the style (quoting a couplet of Swift)

from the second North-Western voyage. Ile subsequently married, " Which I was born to introduce

and has left a widow, son, and two daughters. He had four Refined it first, and showed its use."

brothers and two sisters, of whom one of the former-Mr. Skene Thiey are both clever books ;-one in imitation of the days of of Bedford and both the latter - Mrs. Wilkinson of Harperly chivalry—the other by Horace Smith, dated in the time of the Park, and Mrs. W. Trotter of Auckland--still survive. The civil wars, and introducing historical characters. My contem. branch of the Skenes to which the deceased belonged met with poraries steal too openly: Mr. Smith has inserted in Brambletye many misfortanes. During the revolt of the American colonies, House whole pages from De Foe's 'Fire and Plague of Lon- || his father and grandfather, Major and Colonel Skene, who condon.'” The other works of fiction published by Mr. Smith are tinued loyal, lost their princely estate of Skeneborough, now numerous and all fall of interest. Of these may be mentioned Whitehall; while, in the rebellion of 1715, the family inheritance * Tor Hill;" “Zillah, a tale of the Holy City;" " Walter Coly- || in Scotland was sacrificed.

LIEUTENANT-COLONEL ENGLISH.

of Roman Literature in the University of Berlin. His name is At his residence, Mill Hill, Woolwich Common, on the 30th || associated not only with his own great grammar, but with some June, Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick English, commanding officer of those critical editions of the Roman classics which have of the Royal Engineers and Royal Sappers and Miners at Wool- || issued from the Press of Germany; and which, in a form suit. wich. He had tilled that situation for more than two years, hav- able for elementary instruction, are now in course of publication ing succeeded the late Colonel Sir George Hoste, in command of in this count.iy. the Engineer Department. Ile was most zealous in the performance of his duties, and was greatly esteemed for his urbanity and

SIR WILLIAM HYDE PEARSON. abilities. His death was occasioned by an accident which took place At London, on the 10th July, Sir William HYDE PEARSON, on the 16th of May, on which day he attended, with several other M.D., F.R.S., aged 67 years, having been born in 1783. He was officers, at the practice range of the Royal Arsenal, to witness the second son of the late William Pearson, Est., of Loath, Linthe experiment of firing at a two-gun battery, invented by a Mr. | colnshire, by the daughter of J. Hyde, Esq., descended from the Kerridge, to ascertain the power of the material, of an asphalted | Cheshire family of that name. He married, in 1812, the eldest nature, of which it was composed. Unfortunately, one of the daughter of Thomas Francis Jennings, Esq., of Park Hill, near fragments, displaced with great force, by the shot, struck him on Doncaster, Yorkshire. He was for many years in practice as the arm, tearing the sleeve of his coat, and making what at first || Clapham, and received the honour of knighthood for his services appeared to beonly a flesh wound. A subsequent examination, how- in the collection of medical and statistical information in Europe ever, showed that the bone of the arm had been fractured. He and the East. was immediately taken home, and, under medical aid, was gradually recovering, when he experienced a paralytic stroke, from

MAJOR CHARLES CAMPBELL. which he never rallied. He had seen considerable service in the

At London, suddenly, while walking along Pall-Mall, on the Peninsular war, having been engaged in the campaign of 1808 || 30th June, Major Charles CAMPBELL, an old and distinguished and 1809, from the period the British army landed in Portugal | Peninsular officer. He was for many years in the 61st Glouuntil the retreat to Corunna, including the battles of Roleia, || cestershire) Foot, and served with that regiment in Fopt and Vimiera, and Corunna, and at the end of the campaign of the Peninsula. He fought at the battles of Talavera, Salaman: 1813, and in the campaign of 1814, including the battles | the Pyrenees, Nivelle, Orthes, and Toulouse, lle retired from the of Toulouse and Orthes, in the campaign of 1815, and with

army in 1811, as a major on full pay. Major Campbell was a the army of occupation until August 1817. He entered the corps single gentleman, and of an eccentric and reserved disposition. He of Royal Engineers as Second Lieutenant, September 8, 1807 ;

was about 68 years of age, and had been about 50 years connected was promoted to Lieutenant, April 1, 1808 ; Captain, July, 21, || with the army. 1813 ; and Lieutenant-Colonel, January 10, 1837.

JAMES PATTISON, ESQ., M.P.
MR. JUSTICE COLTMAN.

At Molesey Grove, near Hampton Court, on the lith Jes, At London, of cholera, on the 11th July, Sir Tuomas Colt.

JAMES PATTISON, Esq., one of the members of Parliament för MAN, Knight, one of the Prisne Judges of the Court of Common Pleas. He had for some time been in a weak state of health, and, || funily that has for generations held a very ligh commercial rauh.

the city of London. He was born in 1756, and belonged to a shortly before his death, he met with a severe fall from his horse.

He himself was, at the time of his death, a Director of the Bank He was the fourtlı son of John Coltman, Esq. of Beverley, and belonged to a family of high respectability in the north of Eng- represented the city of London in the Parliaments of 1835 and

of England, and had filled the honourable post of Governor. Ha land. Born in 1781, he was educated at Rugby, whence he was clected to an exhibition at Trinity College, Cambridge. There he

1837; but was unsuccessful at the general election in 1841. He graduated as 13th wrangler in 1903, and obtained a fellowship. I the death of 'Sir Mathew Wood, and again at the last genera!

was, however, re-elected, in 1863, to fill the vacancy caused by Having evinced a predilection for the law, he was called to the

election in 1817. bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1808, and went the Northern Circuit. Although considered a slow, he was looked on as a sound lawyer.

SERGEANT-MAJOR COTTON As a black-letter lawyer, he was esteemed the first in that de

Recently, at the village of Mont St. Jeau, where he had repartment. In 1830 he was appointed a king's counsel, and became one of the benchers of the Inner Temple. He continued

sided for many years, Sergeant-Major Cotton, of the oth Hussars,

the guide to the visitors of the field of Waterlog. He his practising in the superior Courts of Westminster, and going the Northern Circuit up to the 24th of February, 1837, on which served as a private with his regiment in the memorable basile

which overthrew the power of Napoleon; and was well qualified, day he was invested with the dignity of the coif. On that occasion he gave rings to the bench, and the barristers-at-law, from his knowledge of the localities of the tight, to act as guide

to those who visited the field on which that great victory bearing the motto, “ Jus suum cuique.” The same day he was appointed one of the judges of the Court of Conunon Pleas, in

won which gave peace to Europe. He was the author of a

little manual entitled “A voice from Waterloo," the third est the room of Mr. Justice Gaselee. Shortly after he received the

tion of which was completed a short time before his death. honour of knighthood. Sir Thomas married, in 1823, the daughter of George Duckworth, Esq., some time of Musbury, Lanca

JOHN PHILPOTTS, ESQ. shire, and afterwards of Manchester.

Suddenly, at Loudon, on the evening of the 29th of June, Jola GENERAL DAVISON.

Piilports, Esq., late M.P. for Gloucester, elder brother of the At Stanley Hall, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire, the seat of Sir Bishop of Exeter. Henry Tyrwhitt, Bart., where he was staying on a visit, on the 5th July, Major General PERCY Davison. He had been up.

JOHIN HAY MACKENZIE, ESQ. wards of forty years in the army, and was placed on half-pay as

At Cliefden Park, England, a seat of the Duke of Sutherland Lieutenant-Colonel of the 5th West India Regiment on the 5th on the 9th July, Joun HAY MACKENZIE, Esq. of Cromertit. February, 1818. At the last brevet, he was promoted to the

He was the father of the Marchioness of Stafford, who, by his rank of Major-General. He married, in 1846, the Hon. Miss death, succeeds to large possessions. Graves, danghter of the late, and sister of the present, Lord Graves.

MARGARET MOTHERWELL.

At Colmushill Place, Rothesay, on the 13th July, agod 4 Dr. ZUMPT.

years, MARGARET MOTIERWELL, sister of the poet, and last surtniAt Carlsbad, whither he had gone for the recovery of hising member of the family. She had gone to Rothesay for the brain health, on the 25th June, the illustrious Dr. Zumpt, Professor || fit of her health.

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SEPTEMBER, 1849.

TII E MODERN VASSAL.

(Continued from page 501.) YEARS glided on, each summer regularly bringing || of an age when no paternal commands in trifles should the family to Stanoiki, and winter as regularly trans- interfere with his will and pleasure, ordered Pavel to porting them to Lemberg. During this time but lit- vait for him at the pool, to point out the exact place tle perceptible change took place in the several per- || where the beavers might be seen. sonages of this drama, with the exception of Casimir, He came, with his young friends, full of eagerness who was now verging upon nineteen, and looking and for the sport, riding at a gallop to the spot where Pavel demeaning himself like a town-bred cavalier. He had, and a few more villagers stood expecting him. Years latterly, attended lectures at the Lemberg university ; || had not conquered Casimir’s dislike to the surly peabut a recent duel between a Polish and a German noble-sant who had been the butt of his childish persecution; man, occasioned by difference of opinion, political and when, therefore, divers means of attracting the creanational, which had ended fatally to the former, had in- | tures to the surface had been resorted to in vain, he duced many cautious mothers, and among them Casi-| exclaimedmir’s, to recall their sons until the first distemperate “ That dog has again been lying! How dare you, heat produced by this affair should have subsided. Casi-sirrah, look at me thus? By my honour, I think the mir had gained but little by his sbort and irregular at- fellow has a mind to be insolent! Wiere are the tendance at college. The only thing he deigned to beavers ?--can none of you say?" borrow of the Germans was their smoking propensity; The peasants looked stolidly at Pavel, who at lengtlı and he was, indeed, seldom now seen without a pipe answered, in a voice tremulous with suppressed enoin his mouth. He was at this time a fair, aristocratictionyouth, seeming by rapid growth to have somewhat “Doubtless they are gone into the hollows of the undermined his strength, with that mingled air of in-rocks—it is the way with these animals when scared.” dolence and grace which constitute what is commonly “A precious goose-chase we have had of it,” said called an elegant person; but there was about his mouth, one of the young men, so insensing Casimir that, turning already ornamented with an incipient moustache, and in to Pavel with rage, he criedhis light grey eyes, a feline expression that marred the “If I find that you have deceived me, by all that is effect of a countenance which, despite its effeminacy, sacred, I'll break every bone in your body?” might have been termed handsome.

Pavel, with expanding nostrils, flashing eyes, and The spring of the year 18 15 was the first time that heaving chest, fulded his arms, threw back liis head, Casimir had visited the estate since his residence at and met sternly the eye of his young lord. Casimir, the university. He came accompanied by a few of his excited beyond the pitch of endurauce by this tacit friends who had proposed to assist him in whiling though manifest defiance, grasped his riding-whip neraway the tedium of a residence in the country; and vously; and the scene might have had a tragic conclutedious enough it proved, no ripple stirring the mo- sion, had it not been interrupted by the general crynotonous, calm surface of the life at the chateau. Still, || “A beaver, a beaver!" one or two incidents occurred during this summer whichi, No sooner was Casimir's back turned, than Pavel however trifling and insignificant to all appearance, as- walked off, making the best of his way to the village. sume some importance from their connection with after- || Casimir's eye, however, was upon him. That he did not events.

call him back was due to no feeling of kindness or misAt a considerable distance from the chateau, touch-litrust. For the former he was too much spoiled—for ing the confines of the domain, there was a dark, deso- the latter too bold; but he remembered his father's late-looking pool, surrounded by a mass of rocks so em- interdiction about this serf, and felt that it would not bedded in the sand as to be little discernible from afar. do to carry things too far; so he let him go, mentally In this pool Pavel, in his solitary roamings, had traced | resolving that when he should be lord of the manor, a colony of beavers, abundant enough in some parts of such a face as that should not be seen within its bounGallicia, though rare in others

. His discovery soon be | daries. And Pavel, as he wended his way home, mut. came the talk of the village, where it reached the earstered to himself—“When that young lord comes to the of Duski, who lost no time in communicating the intel-estate, he must either let me depart, or there will be ligence at the chateau. Casimir immediately deter- war between us !" mined to visit the spot; and, conceiving himself to be War between the vassal and the lord! What a

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