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the throne); and that of the Emperor from the other day, on the invitation of the directors Algeria.
of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable Company, to There has been an accident at the Grosvenor view the cable coiled in the hold of the vessel, Hotel, attended with fatal consequences, owing previous to her departure, on which occasion it to the beam that suspended the “lift” which is worthy of note, that the American minister conveys people up to the different floors having in replying to the toast of “Success to the given way. Some time ago Your Bohemian Cable, (with which his name had been coupled was sent up by means of the same “ lift;" and, by the Duke of Somerset), stated that he knew when he thought he was about to be shown into peace was the desire of England, that it was an apartment, he felt himself gradually moving up-equally the desire of the United States, and the wards, and, not having been warned beforehand, American people having just come through the it was rather startling, and he was glad to come trial of war, were determined to remain at peace, down independent of it. The porter and a cou “The Day of Rest” makes its appearance as a rier we see have died from the injuries they re- monthly serial : the tale of the « Hidden Sin” ceived, but the others escaped.
| is continued, and we believe that Mr. Friswell is Whilst on the subject of hotels we may state no longer Editor. The Messrs. Routledge have that the Langham has been duly opened ; and published a cheap edition of Bulwer Lytton's we have been informed that it is impossible for Strange Story" from "All the Year Round; the casual visitor to get accommodated either and Bradbury and Evans have issued in a cheap there or at the Charing Cross Hotel. There are form Shirley Brooks' “ Silver Cord,” which seven hundred rooms in the Langham.
appeared originally in “Once a Week," where So Edwin James, Q.C., who made himself so it was iilustrated by John Tenniel. “The notorious in this country, and of whom we heard Mariner's Compass” has been published by the not long ago as performing the part of Friar Messrs. Maxwell as a novel. The second Lawrence in New York, has been charged with volume of the “Autographic Mirror" is com, conspiring to defraud; and the Hon. R. Bethell, pleted; the two volumes if bound in one will eldest son of the Lord Chancellor, having been not make too cumbrous a volume as far as thick, recently proclaimed an outlaw, was arrested on ness is concerned; though its size has otherthe race-course at Ascot, and the same evening wise been considered awkward, and consequently lodged in Reading gaol. He has since passed it makes its appearance on the first of the through the court.
| month reduced to more convenient dimensions, Matthews, the cabman, has, we perceive, at and is to be published weekly at sixpence. last settled with his creditors, and is free from The library of the late Gilbert Abbott à Becthe fangs of the law. Of the three hundred kett has recently been disposed of by Messrs. pounds awarded to him for his part in the ap- Sotheby and Wilkinson. prehension and conviction of Müller, it is stated It should be borne in mind that the Royal that fifty pounds have been allowed him, and a Academy is now open in the evening, from halffinal dividend of 58. in the pound awarded to past seven until half-past ten, at the reduced the creditors.
charge of 6d. Intelligence has been received of the At a conversazione, recently given by the So. death of the Bishop of Chester (Dr. Jacob. ciety of Arts, at the South Kensington Museum, son is to be his successor); and we have to there was a large gathering of celebrities, and deplore the loss of Mr. Charles Waterton, the the evening was spent very agreeably in listendistinguished naturalist and traveller, whose ride ing to the music provided for their entertain. on the back of a cayman, or crocodile, caused ment, and, in inspecting the highly-interesting quite a sensation at the time; and an account of collection of miniatures, now on view at "the which will be found in his “ Wanderings in South boilers," which are an important addition to the America.” We possess a little volume (published inany attractions the building contains. 1828), which contains these wanderings in a We were present on the first night of Brother condensed form, and in which the cayman Sam, of which the first act was the best ; but episode has furnished the subject for an illus- the other two have been worked up since. tration, from the humorous pencil of George Compton is as quaint as usual. We think that Cruikshank. We have further to chronicle the idiosyncracy of Brother Sam need not have the death of the father of the heroic Grace been kept up by the actor as the curtain fell; Darling, and the mother of the distinguished when he appropriated unto himself a bouquet, African explorer Dr. Livingstone, both at an instead of handing it to Miss Nelly Moore, advanced age. In the world of literature and whose ladylike agreeable performance added science we have lost Sir Lascelles Wraxhall, considerably to the interest of the piece. Mr. George Wingrove Cooke, formerly the Mr. John E. Owens, the celebrated American Times special correspondent in China, and Sir comedian, is about to appear at the Adelphi in John Lubbock, F.R.S., the father of the Presi. an eccentric part, in a piece called “The People's dent of the Ethnological Society. The mercan- | Lawyer," which, though it may provide the tile world has sustained a loss in the death of debutant with a good character, is worthless as a Mr. Drummond, the head of the firm at Char- / literary composition; and in that it resembles a ing Cross, and in that of Mr. Richard Thornton, piecein which the late Mr. Josh Silsbee appeared. the well known “ Dickey" Thornton of Lloyd's. “Geraldine," in which cursing was an imporA distinguished party visited the Great Eastern | tant element this time on the part of the Father of “the great tragedienne,” was not much of a has been made in Surrey-street, which, whilst it success. It would seem to have been produced affords every means of exit, is of great advantage as a stop-gap in lieu of the adaptation of “East in ventilating the pit in another sense. The Lynne," about the representation of which there music in the new burlesque is all original, which appears to have been some misunderstanding. is a step in the right direction, since we think Miss Clara Denvil was by all accounts the sole our readers will agree that the “great" Vance relief in “ Geraldine."
has become rather a nuisance with his “Slap “ Twelfth Night,” mutilated by Mr. Tom bang, here we are again !” and which we hear, Taylor, we believe, was a sad mistake at the wherever we turn, in the mouths of the streetOlympic ; and the very notion must have been boys and on the organs; but we would fain horrifying to old playgoers. Miss Lydia Foote hope that even "jolly dogs" will have their day was surely the exception to the general incapacity at last. by which she was surrounded.
| Maddison Morton's last farce, at the St.James's, The first act of “ One Tree Hill,” recently cannot be pronounced a hit. Young Robson produced at the Strand, was one of the most merely gives a mild imitation of his father. effective “sets" we ever saw; the performers It is a pity he should have come to London be. coming up the hill head foremost, and not walk fore his powers were well matured, and it is a ing on at the wing according to the usual greater pity that he should sing “ Vilikins and method. The acting of Craven and Stoyle was his Dinah," even for benefit purposes. natural and forcible. Fancy “ Aladdin” without The last dramatic sensation (immediately folClarke, Rogers, and Marie Wilton!
lowing English opera, with songs introduced We were taken all over the “ little Strand” a without why or wherefore), ushering in the week before the burlesque of “ Windsor Castle" "daring " Menken has been the appearance of was produced. We were informed it was not Miss Lucy Rushton (a lady we remember at then all written; and we found the accomplished the Haymarket) as Rosalind (why not TouchMr. Charles Fenton hard at work on the stone ?) at Astley's. scenery. We were surprised at the space be. We will conclude by remarking that this hind the stage, in the shape of painting, property, weather can't last much longer, and that rain and dressing-rooms, and at the ample accom- must come soon; or never more put faith in modation for the actors. A new pit-entrance
OUR LIBRARY TABLE.
THE PROVINCE OF REASON IN Religion.* |
The creatures in the sea ;
This earthly sphere's bright face adorn, don : Simpkin, Marshall, and Co.)—This is a
And doubly fold-fly, beetle, ant, poem of a most remarkable character. The
Are in their blooms and foliage born, soundness of its logic, the deep erudition and",
While o'er its thousand hills all behemoth run free: varied attainments displayed in its allusions, and which has a poet
which has a poetical condensation in it worthy the piety of its sentiments, alike mark its of high praise. The finish of this section is the originality and its claim to notice. The poem illustration that as the mind, dwelling on the is in ten sections, and is written in a metre | works of the classic philosophers, fills with which is most difficult to write well. The | admiration of the writers; so the human intellect, intricate stanzas of some of the Elizabethan musing on the works of Nature, fills with awe poets, appear to have served as the author's and love in its memory of Nature's Author and model, and like those poets he has most success
Creator. The second section proves the unity fully met the exigencies of rhyme and argument. of the Deity, and shews that The first section demonstrates the agreement of
"All ages unity confess," reason and religion in proving the formation of as seen from the Mahometan Koran, the Jewish the world by a Divine Architect. The line, Targums, and the Eastern Shasters. The third “ Consummate skill this glorious universe bath
and fourth sections discourse of the Divine
Law and of the Divinity, taking the form of planned,'
mortality, and speak with due awe and gratitude is the keynote of this section. And, in the of this last great mystery. The fifth section demonstration of Nature's evidence of her treats of the Biblical Truth, and is a logical Creator, we come on this stanza
and successful answer to the “ Essayists and
Reviewers," also in one stanza deservedly dis• Creation be thy primer truth unto,
posing of Rènan. From this section we make It is a full one; read it night and morn. The bending flow'r, of every form and hue;
the following quotation : The huge oak, product from the cupped acorn;
" I think the secret of true peace of mind
In heavenly testimony, is to see * The Editor accepts the merits of this poem npon the The proper mean between submission blind udgment of a valged contributor.
And oral, visual, sensual, certainty.
In this humanity
For that last change prepare : it cometh not We walk by faith and not by sight.'
Of trivial need: a burning universe Behold the plan; contented be.
Must have most grave occasion : every spot Yet what is faith? what is its right
Or taint of ill in it, or cause of curse,
Its end is to destroy.
In sin-unsullied worlds, its lot,
Let a concluding section crave The sixth section is directed against, in the
Chief notice while its verse in what words of the poem, a “cheerless view of
A right prepariog is its fairest aims employ." life," and is remarkable for the condemnation it passes upon dancing and dancers. While in- |
The ninth section treats of the graces that befit sisting on the benefits of a happy frame of mind, the Christian character. In words of poetry and intellectual recreation, the author is most
and vigour the author descants on those virtues severe on the
and holinesses which most aid the soul to look
calmly on futurity. The tenth section sums the “Life which millions are content
spirit of the poem, and in especial treats of hoTo lead—the vain, the light, the gay,”
liness of spirit and life. The poem concludes with the stanzas
“ Life's journey through, assuring confidence and points in vivid colours the joys of life born
Shall banish fears of death, rich goodness this of the due exercise of the heart and mind.
And in that conflict's worse Beneficence With the seventh section of the poem we come Supreme shall dread dispel and views of bliss, to a subject of mysterious solemnity. It is the
In visions bright portray, speculation on the unanswerable questions as to Yet shall that bliss thereafter prove the resurrection of the dead, and the probability
Such as no feebleness of souse of individual existences in heaven- a theme too Could compass until death remove awful to be rashly dealt with, and to which we
The hind'ring dimpess, and far hence will apply Mr. Craig's words
To things unseen, unheard, unreach'd in thought
convey. " I will not antecede futurity
“All hail the end! whate'er it be, all hail !
All thanks for gifts innumerous the while! With gaze irreverential.”
All praise for all we know while yet a vail
The Perfect hides ! all penitence that vile The eighth section discourses on what shall be
Blind-hearted such our sight the "heaven of heavens," alluding to those who The day of earth shall one day set, think that “this earth passed through the fire" And though already oft beguile shall be the scene of future happiness for eter
Its lowest hours bright forethought yet nity, and giving the author's reasons for not
Its eventide the sweetest smile adopting this view, and reviewing the different
Shall wear because it shines with everlasting light.” ideas that have taken possession of men's minds We have seldom met with so vigorous a poem of the place of the eternal world. There is in in its condensation of thought, or so richlythis section a solemnity of spirit and a richness | dowered a book in its varied and learned allu. of imagination and illustration which demand sion. We can earnestly recommend its perusal especial admiration. The section concludes to all who desire to study a reverent commentary thus
on the most solemn truths.
AMUSEMENTS OF THE MONTH.
We must notice the production of the new Clara Denvil plays the sister well. Mr. Bate. tragedy, “ Geraldine," at
man, as a Welsh harper, gains applause. At The Adelphi.
Mr. Burnand's burlesque, “Windsor Castle” In it a beautiful heiress, in the absence of her (founded on Ainsworth's romance), is full of bethrothed, becomes a hunchback. She dreads the puns and humour which characterise its meeting her lover's eyes, and offers to annul the author. The music is especially good and marriage contract. Her lover refuses, and the sparkling. wedding takes place. A plotting priest persuades! We must notice an Entertaininent, “ Comic the wife that her sister is loved by her husband. | Sketches," by Mr. Robert Percy, given at This belief is encouraged by the knowledge of her own deformity and her sister's beauty. She
The MYDDELTON Hall, resolves to murder her sister, but relents; and commits suicide. The play seems to be generally Islington, on the 8th June, in aid of a popular pronounced heavy, though it affords scope for charity. The object and style of the perform. Miss Bateman's fine acting as the heroine. “Miss ance were alike excellent.
THE LADIES' PAGE.
D'OYLEY, IN CROCHET.
MATERIALS.-Boar’s Head Crochet Cotton, No. 24, of Messrs. Walter Evans and Co., Derby.
12 c join in a round,
13th.-5 c, x miss 2, 1 l, 2c; repeat all 1st round.--24 d in the round.
round from x. 2nd.4 d on 4 ds of the last round, 10c, 1 dl 14th.-1 d in each stitch of last round. into the same stitch as the 4th d; repeat 5 times ]5th.-For the flower: 7 c, join in a round 1st more.
round of the flower, 12 d in the round; 2nd 3rd.-3 d on the 1st 3 ds of last round, miss round, 2 d on 2 ds of last round, 6c, id in the 1 (7 d, 2 c, 7d) in the loop of 10 c, miss 1, x same stitch as the 2nd d; repeat five times repeat 5 times more.
more; 3rd round, i d on the 1st d, miss 1 (6 d, 4th.-rls on the 2nd d of last round, 2 c, 1 c, join to d of the 14th round of the D'Oyley, miss 1, 1s on the next, x 3 c, miss 1, 1 s on 1c, 6 d) in the loop of 6 c; repeat 5 times more, the next, repeat twice more from X, 3 c, miss joining the point of the 2nd petal to the 8th d 1,18 in the 2 c at the point, 4c, 1 s in the same (from the point of 1st petal of the flower) of the 2 c, x 3 c, miss 1, 18 in the next, repeat 3 14th round; repeat these flowere all round, times more from X 2 c, miss 1, repeat 5 times leaving 6 d between each, and joining the third more.
petal of the flower you are making to the 6th This finishes the star in the centre.
petal of the last. 5th,-1d in the 1st point of the star, 17 c, 16th.-1s x on the point of the 4th petal of xid in the next point, 17 c; repeat from X 4 the first flower, 8 c, 1 s on the point of the times more,
5th petal of the same flower, 11 c, is on the 4th 6th.-ld in each c of the last round.
petal of the next flower; repeat all round from X. 7th.-6c, x miss 2, 1 l into the next; 3 c re- / 17th.-Id in each stitch of last round. peat all round from X.
18th.--5 c, x miss 2, il, 2 c; repeat all sth.-1 d into each stitch of the last round. round from X.
gth.-6d on 6 ds of last round, 10 c, join in 19th.-6 d in 6 stitches of last round, 10 c a round, 19 d into the round; join first and last join in a round, 10 d in the round, 10 c join in d of the round; repeat all round, joining 3rd da round, 18 d in the round, join the first and of the eyelet you are making to the 15th d of the last d, 8 more d in 1st round, join the first and last eyelet; join the first and last eyelet with a last d, 6 d on 6 stitches of the last round, 10 c, needle and thread.
join in a rouad, 3d in the round, join to the 10th.-1d, x in the 10th stitch of the 1st 4th d of the first eyelet, 5 more d in the same eyelet, 8 c, 1 d in the 10th stitch of the next round, join to the 16th d of the 2nd eyelet, 10 eyelet; repeat all round,
more d in the same round, join first and last d; 11th.-id in each stitch of last round. repeat all round, joining the 3rd d of the eyelet 12 h.-Like the 11th,
you are making to the 4th d of the last eyelet.
Five petals are required for each flower, with | a loop on the crochet needle with yellow wool, a wire in the edge.
split; work two stitches in double crochet on VIOLET PETALS.- Make a chain of seven the first two loops of the chain, then work eleven stitches, with a deep shade of violet Berlin wool, long stitches, putting three stitches in tbe top split; break off the wool after fastening it at the loop, and two stitches of double crochet in the last loop; make a loop on the crochet needle last two loops, as at the beginning. The next with the same wool, and work a long stitch in row must be worked in double crochet, one each stitch of the chain, putting three stitches stitch in each loop, with a lighter shade of yellow. in the top loop, and working the second side as For the small yellow petals, make a chain of the first; fasten the wool at the last stitch, six stitches, as the last, and work round the break it off, twist the wires together, and cut off chain; the first and last stitches in double croone of them. This completes one petal. Another chet, and all the others in long stitches, still must be worked exactly like it. These petals putting three stitches in the top loop; fasten form the back of the flower. The yellow petals ihe five petals together by twisting the wires, require to be made of different sizes--one large and cover the stem with a light shade of green and two small.
wool, split-crossing it first in the centre of the LARGE YELLOW PETAL.-Make a chain of flower, to form the heart. seven stitches in violet wool, not split, or in a ! LEAF. ---- The leaves require a chain of 9 stitches deep shade of yellow; break off the wool, make for each, in rather a light, but pretty shade of green
wool, not split; fasten off the wool, and, with a , The wrath that makes men wolves. And still the darker shade of colour, also unsplit, work a long stitch in last loop, with tbree stitches in the top ! May come for retribution. But till then loop. A wire must be worked in the edge of She can but slowly gather up her power, each, leaving a small bit at the end for a stalk.
hit at the end for a ställe And for her women's mem'ries arm her men. A pretty little bud may be made, by cutting five or six bits of yellow split wool, and three or O! my Virginia ! O! my Southern Queen ! four bits of violet, about an inch long; place! In spite of hate and greed and cunning lie, them all across a wire, which must then be And slander's foul speech-ihou, as thou hast been, turned down, and twisted very tightly; fold | Shall be remembered as the years go by, down the ends of the wool, and fasten them With honour for thy deeds; thy hero-band about a quarter of an inch down the wire, by
of chieftains shall achieve their just renown,
2007 | Thy army, warring only for its land, twisting some green split wool round, cut off |
Shall gain the truth that sweeps all falsehood the ends of wool, and cover the stem in the same
down. way. By twisting the bud a little you will give it a variegated appearance.
Thou hast been conquered. But the wreath is thine,
Since thou hast so resisted ; aye, and crushed Thy mighty foe, who now, with every sign
Of joy, o'er-rides thee with new conquest flushed.
There may be consolation left for thee,
That whate'er lost has yet retained a LEE.
0! my Virginia, thou art fallen low
Beneath the victor's heavy, heavy hand; Seldom have nations reeled beneath a blow
Equal to thy fate, loved and bleeding land!
The Northern tents are covering thy soil,
The Northern legions swoop upon their spoil.
BY CHARLES KENDAL.
Yet the four years just past may swell thy pride,
For thou hast drawn the eyes of all the world, Bebolding how, as all thy heroes died,
The Northern arms were fiercely backward hurled. Beholding how, with foes as ten to one,
Shut in from aid and under Famine's wing, Such deeds of gallantry thy sons have done
As to their memory shall for ever cling.
0! my Virginia, vain thy children's blood,
Though poured like water cheerily and free; In vain the courage that all odds withstood,
lo vain the genius and the heart of LEE, In vain the chivalry that never stained
Its name with Northern outrage-or the roll of deeds of fire, and passions worst unchained
A list of wrongs that harrow up the soul !
There is a white spot in each mortal's life,