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Each (bý rio wrong or carping care perplex’d)
Repeats the service and retains the text,
Hoping at home to bear the rest in thought
And tell the lore their pious pastor taught.
Ah! happy moments wert thou mine again
I'd swear that fate had thrown her darts in vain,
For most I long to quit the painful din
or busy trade, and join my humblé kin;
With them ini peace to dwell, 'tis all I crave,
For where my cradle was I'd have my grave.
The sertice ended on the churchway ground
The season's compliments fly swiftly round,
Dame greets her neighbours with her wish sincere
That happiness may bless the coming year,
The farmers thankful for their late increase,
Bow to the passing priest, and part in peace!
Such was the custom ere detested pride
Arm'd with a poison'd dagger undescri'd,
Stole from the city to perturb the swain
Beneath the insolence of ill.got gain,
Beneath the court-cut-coat and powder'd head
Barren within altho* so gayly spread.
Such was the custom when the realms had peace,
And plenty sweetly sang and trimm'd her fleece,
When commerce revel'd on our fertile shores
And paid her ready gold, and shipp'd our stores,
When scarce a murmur rose throughout the land
And liberty, and laws went hand in hand!
Such was the custom-may it still prevail-
The dance, the moral, and the rich regale:
Still nay the natives of my much lov'd place
A brave, an honest, and a hardy race,
Forget the ills the old year brought to view
And love, and friendship, usher in the new !

T. N,

PRISONER OF CHILLOŃ.

Lord Byron has recently sent forth The Prisoner of Chillon, and other Poems. We select the following from the dream.

A change came o'er the spirit of my dream
There was an ancient mansion, and before
Its walls there was a steed caparisoned;
Within an antique oratory stood
The boy of whom I spake ; he was alone,
And pale, and pacing to and fro; anon
He sate him down, and seized a pen and traced
Words which į could not guess of, then he lean'd
His bow'd head on his hands, and shook as 'tweré
With a convulsion—then arose again,
And with his teeth and quivering hands did tear
What he had written, but he shed no tears
And he did calm himself, and fix his brow
Into a kind of quiet, as he paused
The lady of his love re-entered there
She was serene and smiling then, and yet
She knew she was by him beloved,-she knew,
For quickly comes such knowledge, that his heart
Was darken'd with her shadow, and she saw
That he was wretched, but she saw not all,
He rose, and with a cold and gentle grasp
He took her hand; a moment o'er his face
A tablet of unutterable thoughts
Was traced, and then it faded as it came ;
He dropped the band he held and with slow steps
Retired, but not as bidding her adieu,
For they did part with mutual smiles, he pass'i
From out the massy gate of that old IIall
And mounting on his steed he went his way
And ne'er repassed that hoary threshold more.

TIIE MASQUERADE.

Fill the bowl with rosy wine,
Around our temples let roses twine,
And let us cheerfully awhile
Like to the vine and roses smile.

To day is ours we have it here,
To day is ours what do we fear,
Let's banish business, banish sorrow,
To the gods belong to-morrow,
The Feast continued till th' increasing light,
They drank, they laughed, they sang away the night.
Dranken at last and drowsy they depart
Each to his home.
In masquerade the very thund'ring god,
Even he withdrew to rest and had his load,
His trembling limbs to needful sleep applied,
While Juno lay unheeded at his side.

ANECDOTES.

The French, at Fort Saint Louis, had a beautiful Lioness, which they kept chained, in order to send her to France. This animal was seized with a disorder in the jaws, which prevented her from eating, and reduced her to the last exiremity; and the people of the fort, who thought her dead unchained her, and threw the carcass into a neighbouring field. In this state she was perceived by M. Compagnon, Author of the Voyage of Bambuck, who was then returning from hunting; her eyes were sout, her mouth open, and already filled with ants. Compagnon took pity of the poor creature ; and imagining he saw some signs of life, washed her mouth with water, and made her swallow a little milk. This sin ple remedy produced wonderful effects. The Lioness was carried back to the fort, and they took such care of ber, that at length she was perfectly cured. But never forgetting to whom she owed her deliverance, sbe conceived such an affection for her benefactor, that she would take nothing but from his hand ; and when she was perfectly cured, she followed him in the island, with a cord about her neck, like the most familiar dog.

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Of John de Witt, surnamed Vandyan, a German Author, who left several works very heavily written, it is recorded, tliat he slept on his Virgil, lest a softer pillow should tempt him to lay too long in bed to the neglect of his literary pursuits. But it is a more amiable trait in his character, that, in the course of his studies, he gave frequent lectures, in order to save money for his father.

END OF VOL I.

IN D E X

TO THE

FIRST VOLUME OF THE

AMUSING CHRONICLE,

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ALGIERS, Description of, 2 Clermont Tonnere, Anecdote of,
Alexander the Great, 4

104
Adams, Travels, see Tombuctoo Cards, Origin and Design of, 109
Anecdotes, 66, 135, 232

Conjurers, &c. 151
Authorship and cookery como China, Emperor of, his opinion
pared, 99

of Physicians, 158
Ali Bey, Travels of, in Egypt, Captive returned, a song, 187
&c. 113, 225

Christmas Eve, ancient manner
Anstey's Pleaders Guide, 119 of celebrating it in Kent, 189,
Acrostic, 128

205, 233
Address to a Child on its Birth, Carew, Sir Francis, and Queen
day, 160

Elizabeth, 193
Animal Magnetism, 176

Christian, King of Denmark, a
Amusements, inyention of, 174 tyrant, 200

Criminal justice, upon the seve.
B.

rity of our, 213
Buckinghamshire, Duchess of,

D.
Anecdote, 7

Davies, Christiana, intrepid fe-
Buonaparte's Triumphal Arch,

male, 7
17

Drama-Degeneration of, 8, 185
Burgundy, Charles the Bold Two Words, or Silent not
Duke of, 27

Dumb, 47: the Broken Sword
Bacon, Ld. Chancellor, 58, 200 76; Song in the Slave, 144;
Ballad, a Trip to Gretna Green, the Slave, 207.

D'Ortey, Viscount, Anccdote of,
Baucius and Philemon, 132

67.
Battle of Waterloo, by Lord Dreams, 73, 85.
Byron, 145

Dragon of the Ancients, 107
Buxton's Speech at the Mansion De la Tude, Life of, 120, 133,
House, 161

149, 166
Bolingbroke's Patriot King, 200 Dennett, Verses on the three

Misses, 143
C.

E.
Charles II. Anecdotes of, 7, 104 Emigration, or England and Pa.
Churchill, Rev. W. Character

ris, 60
of, 39

Epigram on Dr. Bolus, 160

94

enee, 12

Elephant, Singular escape of Metastastasio, Anecdotes of, 1!

Great Mogul from one, 176 Moộkeys, Tax on, 32.
Elizabeth, Queen, Sir F. Carew, Meanness and liberality, 57.
and Sir W. Raleigh, 193 Miser, Anecdote of, 66.
F.

My Neighbour's Son, 73.
Fitzgerald, Sir Edward, and My Neighbour's Daughter 82.
Pamela, 26

Merchant, Story of one murder.
Fayourites of princes, 104

ed 153.
Flower Gardens, invention of, Murder of Gordier by his riva!
135

in love Galliard 187, 201.
Fire-eaters, 151

Moon, Poetry on the, 216, 223,
Fanny, a most affecting tale, 171,

Ņ
183, 195, 209, 227

Narrator, No. 1-24. No.2-57.
Fire-balls to save coal, 177, me. Night Watches, first account of,
thod of preparing, 217

139.
Fire, precautions against, 202

P
Friars, story of saving a criminal Poems, Nichols's early rising,
from justice, 214

22, 40, 53.
G.

Phiðis the faithful African, 34.
Gallantry, ancient, 11

Petrarchs idea of Books, 80.
Grimm, Baron de, correspond. Paulet, life of Harry, a true Bri.

tish Seaman, 123.
Gold, the influence of, on animal Paving of Streets, first account of,
spirits, 24,

1'37.
Genius, a tale, 127

Plague, Wilson's City of the, 140.
Grove Ferry, or the Fisherman's Phillips's Garland of Sheridan,
Hut, 130

79.
Gallantry, examples of ancient

Lines on liberation of
and modern, il, 180

Magee, 159.
H.

Poetry, 206.
Honesty of a poor widow, 199 Parishes in England, Origin of,
1. & J.

217.
Justs and Tournaments, 11

R
Ignatius Leyola, anecdote of, 38 Rings Petition, 100.
li).natured Witticisms, 99 Raleigh, Sir Walter and Queen
Inebriation, 105, 121

Elizabeth, 194.
loventions and Discoveries, 135,

S
151, 174

Selim 3d, Anecdote of Saltan, 6.
James II. and Waller the Poet, Singularities of persons, 8
200

Stage see Drama
L.

Sheridan, Monody on, 16
Longevity of John Rovin, 8 Superstition, 46
Lope de Vega, account of, 9 Saunders, Dr. Anecdote of, 66
Leibnitz, anecdote of, 63 Shakspeare, design for a Goblet
Love and Madness, 89

in honor of, 81
Louis XIII, anecdote of, 104 Song in Melancholy Hours, 119
Luxuries, first account of, 137 Solitary Sranger, a Tale by Jane
: M.

Taylor, 168
Maid of St. Marino, 14, 29, 42,

T
51, 71, 86, 101, 114.

Troubadours, 11

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