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Curious CircumsTANCE.-Grelna Green consciencious rib went to Mr. Saxby, and has never been moredistinguished than with impeached him of the theft, with a view, as in the last few weeks, having been visited by: she says, of giving a timely check to bis a very eminent legal nobleman (Lord Er- pilfering habits, by subjecting him to a small skine), nearly seventy years of age, in com punishment, the smart of which might deter pany with a female who has brought him him from the commission of higher crimes, several children out of the pale of wedlock, and ultimately save him from the gallows! which female, with the assistance of the

ANOTHER CONSIDERATE WIFE. - The established joiner of the place, he married above, which was forwarded by a CorresHis Lordslip travelled from London in the pondent, forcibly reminds us of a similar garb and head-dress of a female. The object incident which was related in the London of this very extraordinary step is to legiti. Newspapers, two or three years ago, A mize the children of this connexion, who, according to the Scottish law, cease to be before the Sitting Nagistrate, at Guildhall


woman one morning exhibited a complaint bastards on the mariage of the parents at charging her husband with having returned any time. His Lordship formally signed from transportation before the expiration of certain certificates ou the spot, to give his his sentence. I shall take immediate cog. children the advantage of the conduet pur. nizance of your information, said the wortliy sued. The Noble and Learned Lord has Magistrate; but are you aware of the conchildren by a former marriage, and, of

sequence, that if the fact prove as you re. course, this singular proceeding can by no means interfere with their English rights, lose his life. "I profess not to know any

present it to be, your husband will certainly whaiever it may do with their Scottish.

thing about the law,” rejoined the woman, (Shrewsbury Chronicle, Jan. 7.)

** I only wish, whatever it may be, that it PRIORITY OF INTELLIGENCE!~The same


take its course !" newspaper that originated the report of Gen. MATHEW's death, now says that the General

ALARMING COMPLAINTS.-In an increaswas, according to the last accounts froin ing dropsy, those two inveterate enemies

, Ireland, very materially advanced in reco

public taxes, and private luxury.-In a galvery!--And another Journal assures us, very

loping consumption - private fortune and gravely, and with an air of perfect conti quach medicines. dence, that the Consorts of all our four Jeu de Mor.-In a recent Number of the Royal Dukes, now abroad, are happily ad- Quarterly Review, Sir W. Adans is objur: vanced in pregnancy!

gated for the frequency of " ihe pronoun of FEMALE VERSATILITY.- A bride, who was the first person.” It is a singular complaint to have been married a few days ago, in against an Oculist, says the Chronicle, that

he Blairgowrie, suddenly changed her toind, pays too much attention to l's. and set off the day before that fixed for her Spanish Vir.–The renowned Sir Joun wedding, for Edinburgh. The bridegroom Downie, who made his military debut as a and guests, however, went through the partizan of General Miranda, has since unusual formalities observed on such occasions; sheathed his patriotic sword in behalf of the and after sending a deputation for the bride, beloved FERDINAND,” hy whom he is highly and a cart for the “ Hitten,” spent the day esteemed. The worthy Knight being an with the utmost conviviality and good eminent dealer in Merino Sheep', his Majesty, cheer.

in addition to his former decorations, has DpFinitION OF A Doctor.--A Doctor is conferred on him the appropriate Order of defined to be a man whom we hire for the the Golden Fleece. purpose of telling idle stories in the chamber LITERARY TASTE.-A miserable scribbler of a sick person, till nature effects a cure, once recited a Poem of his own composing or his medicine kills the patient.

to the celebrated Persian Poet Giami.

** ObPREJUDICE is somewhere explained to be serve," said he, " the singular merit of this a Species of Epidemical Contagion, every composition; I have omitted the letter elif where altached to the people, to women,

throughout." “ I perceive it," answered to children, to old men, but which yields to Giani, " and I only wish you had omiited the force of Reason."

all the others.”--(D’Herbelot.) CONNURLAL TENDERNESS. -A short time

English Law.–To break into a dwelling ago, one William Wrighi was committed to house of a particular description, is a capital the House of Correction, at Lewes, in Sus- crime; to break into one of another descripsex, charged with stealing a goose, the pro- lion, is not so. To force one's hand through perty of Mr. C. Saxby, of ko'mel; the a pane of glass at five o'clock in the afterperson was taken up on the information of noon, in winter, to take outany thing that lies his wife, who made two pies of the stolen in the window, is a vurglary, and liable to goose, but owing to some disagreement on capital punishment, even if nothing be taken We subject, refused to bake them; wbere- out; but to break open a house at four upon the busband turned cook, but while he o'clock in the morning, in summer, is only a is attending the business of the oven, his misdemeanor

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et is a felony, but to galher it yourself, (by me an indignant look, and threatened to knock which you may get it fresher,) and steal it, me down if I dared to interpose. I found, inis only a a trespass.

deed, that the combat afforded exquisite pleasure to the crowd. Some rubbed their hands

with glee, some silently grinned, while oikers fitoral Picces.

vociferated words of encouragement, and others skipped for joy. Great pleasures are, however, of vo long duration, and this amusement was terminated by one of the combatants ceasing to

rise, on receiving a violent stroke on his left Fir bonus est quirolcst quibus potest, nocet

tenaple. Down be fell, and the ground shook nemini.

under him; and though he attenpted three SIR, times to rise, he was able to eifect his


poze; and the whole circle agreed that he was The weather was remarkably screne, and I as dead as a door nail. The conqueror had ouly resolvol to leave iny book-room to enjoy the ver lost three of his fore teeth and one eye, and all nal season. I walked carelessly from field to agreed that he had acquitted luimself like a field, regal-t! with the sweet smells wirich arose

man. The crowd, which had been so much froin the ner-nown hay, and cheered by every delighted with the fray, no sooner saw it conappearance of plenty anit tranquillity. Extri- cluded,than, with looks of disappointment, they nal objects have a power ul etti:et in soothing began to disperse. I took the opportunity of the mind of man. I found myself sympathiz; examining the state of the vanquished party, ing with the appearance of happiness around and found him still alive, though almost in me. Every ruler passion was lulled to rest,

need of the means which are used by the luumy heart glowed with benevolence, and I

mane society to acromplish his complete revival. enjoyed for a short tiine a state of perfect feli- An officious acquaintance hastened to his assistcity:

ance with a dram of brandy, which contributed As I roamed without any settled purpose, greatly to accelerate his recovery. He no suoner my feet carried me to the city. Curiosity rose than he poured forth a volley of drea iful led me with the crowd into the Sessions House ; jinprecations on his limbs, which had already and as I had just left a beautiful scene in which shulered extremely Instead of thanking me all was peace, I could not but be particularly or any of the spectators who had endeavoured struck with the contrast of the present noise to restore him, he swore if we did not stand and tumult. I heard two trials, in one of out of his way he would fell us to the ground. which a wretch was convicted of murder, and We readily gave way, when the hero, putting in the other a cause was in debate which ap- on his clothes, walked away, turned down an peared to involve great numbers in the crimes alley, and was seen by us no more. of frand and perjury. The altercation of the Niv rellections on this scene were such as pleaders, and the prevarication of the witnes tended to the degradation of my species; and ses, contributed to complete a scene by no not heing in very good spirits, I determined to means adapted to inspire exalted ideas of hu enter a coffee-huise, and seek amusement by a

perusal of the newspapers. I sat down, and I hastily left the place, when to my mortifi happened to cast my eye over the last coloan, cation, I found, that in the very court of j115 which consisted in pothing but narratives of ticel had been robbed of my watch and hand. rapes, robberies, and murders. Though I knew kerchiet. While I was lamenting my loss,

that this was not at all ww.commoil, and tha and encouraging some sentiments, perhaps ra every day's paper of intelligence could furiah ther too unfavourable to my species, I was sud someibing of a similar hiştory, yet being in d denly involved in a crowd, collected with eaver melancholy mood, I was particularly struck curiosity to see two hackney coachmen termi- by it; and hastily laying down the paper, and nate a dispute by the exertion of their strength paying for my dish of coffee, I put on my hnt, in single combitt. The parties were nearly and resolved to walk to my litile rural l'etireequal, and terrible was the conflict. The blow's ment about four miles from this turbuient resounded at a great distance, and presently I beheld them both covered with blood and dirt; As I walked along, I could not help calling shocking figures to the imagination. The spec- to mind, with sentiments of extreme regret, the ta:ors expressed no wish that the conibatants pleasing ideas with which I had set out in the might be separated; but seemed delighted morning. All was then tranquillity and benewhen a violent blow took place, and disap- volence. But I had seen, in the space of a pointed when it was spent in air. I wished to few hours only, such pictures of human misery interfere and promote an amicable adjustment and perversedess, as could not but occasion of the matter in dispute; hut I found my uneasiness in a mind nut utterly destitute of eiforts ineflectual. I ventured to propose the sympathy, separation of the poor creatures who were thus Surely, said I, Nature, or the God of Nature, cruelly bruising each other, to a joliy butcher, never intended that man should be so degraded

It is passion which deforms the beauty of the

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moral world; it is wickedness and the neglect see the good shepherd and his fold; and I of religion which renders man more miserable thought, at the close of the day, he lei ilme than the brute, who is happy in his insensibi- sheep into a green pasture, the verdure and lity. What then can I think of those writers fertility of which was encreased by the gentle who argue in defence of immorality, and river which tlowed through the middle of it. against revelation:

What of those governors I was so delighted with the scene, that I was of the world, who bestow no attention in pre- going to call out to the shepherd in an extra y serving the morals of the common people, and of joy, when I awobe. encouraging the teachers of such doctrines as I could not but lament the absence of so conduce to the raising ofthe reptile man from the pleasing a vision; but the avocations and nevoluntary abasement in which his evil inclina- cessities of lite called me from my bed, which I tions are able to involve him? Let the magis left with resoiutions of devoting the rest of my trate, the clergy, the rich and powerful ofevery life to the alleviation of evil, wherever I shonii occupation, whose crample is irresistible, esert find it, and to the securing of his favour who tionselves in diffusing virtuous principles and can lead ine from the vale of misery to the Wito practices among the people at large. Such ters of comfort and the fountain of inte. benevolence, more beneficial than all pecuniary

I ain, Sir, your's, &c. bounty, considered only as preventing temporal

A CONTEMPLATIVE RAMBLER. misery, causes man to approach nearer to his benignant Maker than any other conduct. To that Maker, said I, let those who have charity

Old English Poetry. apply themselves in prayer for the diminution of evil of all kinds, and the extension of hap- [le purpose makiny occasional selections under piness and peace.

this head from the almost obsolete and jorI was musing on such subjects when I found

yotten Works of ancient eminent Writers, myself at the door of my little cottage. The

and thereby afford the curious and criticul

Reader an opportunity of weighing the conevening was beautiful. The clouds in the west

paratire beauties and merits of ancient and vore variegated with colours, such as no pencil

modern Porsy. Hith respect to the l'orses of has yet been able to imitate. My garden Queen Elizubeth, honeta, ne suspect that Breathed odours, a!id displayed the bloom of little else can now be gratified by the perusal shrubs, such as miglit adorn the Elysian fields oj' them than mere curiosity.] of the poets. All conspired to restore the tranquillity of the morning'; and when I retired to VERSES BY QUEEN ELIZABETH. rest, my spirits being compo end, I soon sunk into a sweet sleep, pleasingly interrupted in I grieve, and dare not shew my discontent, the morning by a dream, which as it appeared I love, and yet am forc'd to seem to hate; to have some conuexion with the ideas which l I do, yet dare not say I ever meant, had entertained in the day, I shall relate. I seem stark mute, but inwardly do prale: I thonghat I was on a large plain covered over

I am, and noi, I freeze, and yet am burn'd, with flocks of innumerable sheep. They ap

Since from myself, my other self I turn'd. peared to straggle without a guide. Many had their fleeces torn by brambles, some were lost My care is like my shadow in the sun, in a barren wilderness, others were pursued by wokes, and not a few were constantly engaged Stands and lies by mne, does what I have done,

Follows me flying, flies when I pursue it; in annoying each other with their horns. There was a general bleating in a tone expressive of

This too familiar care does make me rue it. great distress. I pitied the poor creatures, but No means I find to rid hin from my breast, sair no hopes of affording them relief, till I Till by the end of things it be suppress'd. turned my eyes to the castern part of the plain, when I beheld a venerable shepherd with his Some gentler passions slide into my mind, crook, inviting the sleep into a fold, through

For I am soft, and made of melting snow; which ran a delightful stream of ciear water. Or be more cruel, Love, and so be kind, Many rushed in, and began to drink with avi Let me, or float or sink, be high or low, dity. The alteration in their appearance was Or let me live with some more sweet content, in the highest degree pleasing. The lambs

Or die, and so forget what love e'er meant. played about without any fear of the wolf, and

(Signed) "Fixis, Eliza. REGINA, the sheep lay and ba-ked in the sunshine, or

upon Moun--departure.Askinol. sought refreshment iu the cool shaule. The

Mus. MSS. 6960, (781) p. 142.* shepherd's looks were benevolent beyond er. pression. He made use of every enticement to * If these lines are genuine, they are extremely bring the sheep into the fold, bnt many would curious, as presenting us with a lively picture of not hear his voice, and some seemed to hear the workings of a great mind on an interesting it, but perversely ran away from him. I saw occasion; and they serve to ascertain a fact which those who were so unhappy as to refuse to en

does not appear to have been much noticed by ter, perish miserably by falling from rorks, by months was not without its effect, and that the

historians, that an habitual intercourse of three famine, by the violence of the wolf, and by Queen felt strong emotions of regret for that dedisease. I turned from the painful prospect to

which she was nerians under the necessity

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Wewitzer) you usually breakfast in a timber

43 of giving, in order to satisfy her subjects. The A Catcr.-A musical Gentleman, while par liges are transcribed from a Manuscript in the forming, was arrested by two bailills, who Asimolean Museum. Unfortunately, the most requested him to join them in atrio.-"Libould material word in the MS. is illegible, Moun-s rather imagine (said the unfortunate Genilebeing half obliterated:-there scenis good reason,

man) you wisli for a catch." however, to believe it should be Mounsieur, and

Piysiognomy DECEITFUL. — A Gentleman the at that time lleir. Apparent to the French Throre, presenting; tamilarly, air. Penn, the pedes

and Brother to the king, but generally known by trian, to a Lady of his acquaintance, “Maciam, sence

(said he) this is the queer l'enn, that walked the name of Monsieur. Stow, in the course of a in wong account of the Duke's visit to Engiand, says, against Danvers Butler, and he is not so great "Their marriage articles were drawn up, as may

a tool as he looks to be.”—“Madam, (answered be seen in Camden's Annals, p. 372. Learne's Penn) there lies the difference between him edit.” The same writer also inentions a very and me.” dose intimacy as subsisting between them.

Worst METHOD OF HANGING.-Various are

the ways of banging'; but I am of opinion, SIC VITA.

that that, known by the word dependance, is

the worst of all. If I must be hanged, let me
FRON DR. KING'S POEMS, p. 139. be hanged with as little torture as possible.
Like to the falling of a star,
the lights of eagles are;

Or like the fresh spring's gaudy hue;

Or ilver drops of morning dew;
Or like a wind that chafes the flood;

If fat men ride, they tire the horse,
Or bubbles which on waters siood:

And if they walk, themselves--that's worse ;
Even such is man, whose borrow'd light

Travel at all, they are at best,
is strait call'd in, and paid to-night.

Either oppressors or opprest.
The wind blows out; the bubble dies ;
The spring enlomb'd in uutumn lies;

The dew drics up; the star is shoi:

The flight is past, and man forgot.

Doctor--all game you either ought to shun,
Puns, etc.

Or sport no longer with th' unsteady gun:

But, like Physicians of undoubted skill;
enquired of his Pastor the meaning of this line Gladiy attempt winat never fails to kill;

Not lead's uncertain drop, but physic's deadly
in Seripture.— he was cloth'd with curses as
with a garment." "It signifies (replied the

Dirine) that the individual had got a hubit of

Tue Sniff-Box.-A Gentleman, on hand-
ing round his snuff-box, remarked that it had

You ask by wliat means so stupid a Sot
been in his family a hundred years; upon which

Could the rank of a Niajor obtain ?
one of the company, taking a pinch, observed, The answer is easy--he has a good Vote;
that it was the first time lic had taken smull Which supplies all defects in the brain.
from a century (sentry) box,

evening in the boxes of Drury Lane, a Gentle-
inan behind him was very troublesome in his In vain for present same you wish,
noisy observations, and false attempts at wit.- Your person first must be forgotten;
"Whr, you measure out your wit wholesale,”

For poets are like stinking tish-
said a person at hand. "True, Sir, (said Mr.
Corry) the Gentleman measures his wit as,

They never shine till they are rotten.
in the East, they do rapres-by the luck.UPON A CERTAIN LORD's GIVING SOME
A SUBSTANTIAL MEAL. - À young man,

boasting ofhis health and constitutionalstamina,

Sery lately, in the hearing of Wewitzer, the
, was asked to what he chiefly attributed

So many thousands for a house
so great a happiness? “To what, Sir:—to
laying in a good foundation, to be sure


For you—of all the world--Lord Mouse!

1 make it a point, Sir, to eat a good deal every

A little house would best accord, morning." "Then, I presume, Sir, (remarked

With you, my very little Lord;

And then exac:ly match'd would be yard."

Your house and hospitality




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To A GENTLEMAN WIIO COMPLAINED to make me overlook every principle of honour, OF IIAVING LOST HIS GOLD WATCH. and descend to obxin a livelihood by such vil

lainous means. Fret not, my friend, or peevish say

* To tie disgrace of a large portion of the Your fate is worse than common;

fashionable woris, no paper will now pass carFor Gold takes wings, and fies away,

rent amongst them that does not contain such vile And Time willeiay for no man.

trumpery as fashionable nens.

Tue Max or Fashion, OR Worldly INSIN-
To MR.

Mr. Plausible was a man of the most

winning address, of a han ome figure, ofasy I pardon, Sir, the trick you've play'd me,

manner, a great deal of wit, and a thorough When an April fool you made me;

knowledge of life; hat he was dissipated, ex. Since one day only I appear,

travagant, fond of play, and a courier. Hap

pening to pay a visit one morning to my friend What you, alas! do all the your.

Nr. Plausible, I was shewn into his study; uben, taking up an old masquerade ticket, I

accidentally observed my own mane among Scraps.

some nentorandus on the back of it, which

naturally enough excited my curiosity to read A MODERN BEN SPERKING OP HIMSELF. the contents; they were as follows, and pretty

I am an adept in all the delightful follies of well express the sentiments of a man of the fashion: I lead the mode, and arake those dear

world :whims, which are ridiculous in others, graceful her in the countryand captivating in me. I am indebt to all the a bit of a scoid. town; in love with all the women; envied by Men.- My Grandmother--Five per cent. all the men; stared at by the world; laughed annuities-aged 87—what's the odds for next at by the little; imitated by the great; hiated winter? by the awkwaril; and hooted by the mob. I Mem.11. Deputy Mushroom-gives good have ruined fifty tradesmen, and five Jews.- dinners-at five precisely. Nay, I have been ruined myself these three MEM. -- Jack Ready, merchant good. years, and I live in as high å style as ever. natured fellow-io occasionally to discont a Siiting or standing, riding or walking, I do bill, or borrow cash-call pretty often. every thing with grace. See me take out my

MEM.-Bill Greenhorn—as a cottage near handkerchiet, put on my gloves, pick up a fan, town--do in summer-yod cakehouse'. present a bouquet, dangle in my chair, Jollin MEM.--The Author--get or lers-frs. Plaumy chariot; the mo t willing actions are made sible loves a play--anoses wito and children. interesting by any manner. Nay, I even sleep

MEM.-- Use a good-natured fellow like a Gentleman. Women think me irresis- --rather soi--2 guai errand-boy. tible. I have a mile for one, a nod for another, MEM. -- Mír. Bioalcoth-the tailor-gives a wrink for a third, a hen and how do you do long credii-I shall employ him-good bail for a furth, and she who gets a squeeze of the

upon an orcasion. hand from we thibbs herseit in leaven.

Mem.-Peter Punster-ask him to dinner

with the next party. BESINESS OF A NEWSPAPER WRITER.

NIEM.- Bob Chorus--sings a good song“Horrit in my poiver, Sir, io appoint you to will do when he's wanted. a very good situation on a Newspaper. it will Mem.--Si. Qutbiera lawyer—as little to not be rery laborious, and you wil receive three do with him as possible. guineas a week.", "Jam muehindebted to you, Mev.-- Brilum Sintext, the parsoninvieod, (replied I;) but, pray, may I enquire likes good living---not much use to any body. what is the nature of the employment?" MEM.--Peter Gallipot--empložbimassellom "Oh! (said be, with a gesture of indiffrence) as possible, and always throw away bis physic. that which every tasliionable newspaper re I had scarcely finished these enieriaining quires. You will merely have to write para- and liberal menjorandums, when the Man of graphis--abuse, and turn every thing thai cer

the World entered, as I was puting the card tain public characters do, whether right or

out of my band: he did not appear at all conwrong, inio ridicule-o pull players, play- fused at ibat be behell, but very kindly rewriters, and managers, if they come down; lieved me from my embarrassment by taking if not, cut them ip. Lastly, to visit the haunts

up the tablet of Niems. that now lay on the of servants, to sift them, and then to make table, and, putting it into my hand, “There, paragraphs of their master's private concerns. (cried he) look at this, 'uwill amuse you infiNothing so casy — nothing else so well."

nitely; you see l'in a bit of an anilor; most While he spoke, my blood boiled with indig, of them family likenesses. My dear fellow, nant passion. “Sir, (raid I, when he had

what would I give for your talents, that I might ended) I am not reduced to such necessity, as distinguish and honour the good, and ridicule.

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