Huddersfield Chronicle (07/Sep/1850) - page 3

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HARVEST HYMN. 5 iful [awful] favour- [favour] A for his bountifu [bountiful] the ve Be glad and rejoice n acceptable savour, the heart and the voice bread in abundance- [abundance season] season to season . ethe [the] carth [cart] that it yield; ght [t] and in reason ' phat earth in its bounty and beauty vealth, [health] and abundance, and peace and God is our Father; one another the more ;- gill we love ane [an] jet us the rather RESTER, [ESTER] ie erm [er] piesing [piecing] the basket and store im [in] . (2G ais heritage, granted by heaven ; pee Master has made us His heirs 85) je Gret [Great] 'd and forgiven,- [forgiven] eee [see] ereafter [after] redeem an rg 7 , ss od Him with praises and pray'rs 80) aoe [are] Martin F. Tupper. 48) ----- - ( 0 [GME [ME] pgsIDE [preside] READINGS. 851 aed [ad] by thy ignorance, confess it. 85 4 rt lt be cured by th 4 5) 45 4 13) recognise, NOT entircly [entirely] deny. . 20 the jug without a handle, there's no wee OS of hua. [ha] 7 . va pain is of itself pleasure but to know 4 59 have suffered. . 30 i yourselves no treasures but those which, nok [no] cme, [me] Will float with the owner. eS isthe [other] lowest souled [soiled] of all animals, the shim an Atlas bearing heaven on his . ino [in] classes of people that can afford to zs 'jose [Joe] who possess a vast amount of know- [knows] 2s ose [one] who have but little. 5 in gratitude. x cass [cases] of people jeir [heir] house, but 5 his Creator, ery [very] particular, .2 Cl, k in the situations . 130 4 sla [la] artley, [Hartley] 41391 453 5 15 3 30) 24) 3 39) 4 33) 3 47 45 3 58 50) 4 5 2S . you don't They are who ask you why never say do. to the gentleman who has always got cup whenever you wish to effect a loan snot bea more glorious object in creation 11 being, replete with benevolence, medi- [med- mediate] iat [at] manner he might render himself most by doing most good to his ing here below happened as thou could'st even the most minute, and as well ag the greatest of thy desires, ist [its] gain nothing but the awakening of a senot [sent] to be gratified by anything earthly. sp man has actually within sof of] every virtue and of every vice and the uwhich [which] they thrive and ripen depends in in which he has been and is iled-to [led-to] draw frequent long breaths, to offering for sale mince pies from Connecticut. alto pause on the instant of finding embar- [embark- embedded] headed Scotchman was selling Java coffee at only waun [wan] lisspeech, [speech] taking a long inspiration before sant a mug. A Turk was offering fig paste from init [inst] Icured [Cured] one of the worst cases I ever Smyrna, and a little child in female attire was dealing PoETRY [Poetry] aLL [all] AROUND Us.-Poetic elemen [eleven] ' t Y ag tn her disfigurement and nother [other] beauty, the nuns x in auld [old] time- [times] is there na on the bare a poetry there, callant [gallant That auld [old] eae [ear] wi her an dochter, [doctor, is then oy ete [tee] be ither, [other] prostituting 'her hersel [herself] freen-is [free-is] there na thee [C] buy food for her re y- With hues as when some mi i i His pen in dyes of earthquake nd a, Shelley's gran'; always gran'; but fact is grander- [Grande] i i are grander. All around ye, in every gin op and costermonger's cellar, are God and Satan death grips; every garret is a haill [hall] Paradise Lost or patadine [parading] e ned; and will ye think it beneath ye to e People's Poet '--Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet. cerca [cancer] of life demon- [demon] r sympa [sympathy] business is essential & the health, happin [happen] contentment, and usefulness of man. it, he is uneasy, unsettled, miserable and wretched. have no fixed ai i i 2 c aim, his ambi- [ami- Albion] won no high and noble ends. He is the sport of vision- [vision and] and idle fancies-a looker m [in] wh Rasy [Easy] a drone in the hive of industry; a tioper [Roper] in the ae ond [and] If such were the lot of mite oe 'Y, 1t were less to be deplored ; m [in] and curse of th the power to do without the will to act, and whe [the] have a quality which makes so many others, but the want them-the quality of vigour and - Business is i Elisa Coutts the grand regulator of life - AcTREsses [Addresses] RaisED [Raised] BY Marriacr.-The [Marriage.-The] among the gentry who chose a wife from the ween was Martin Folkes, [Folks] the antiquary, a man of fortune, who, about the year 1713, married Lucretia Bradshaw, the representative of Farquhar's heroines, A contemporary writer styles her one of the greatest and most promis- [promise- promising] ing genii of her time, and assigns her prudent and exemplary conduct x the attraction that won the ; e next actress wh 3 moved in an elevated rank, was Anastasia great Lord Peterborough, the hero of the the friend of Pope and Swift, publicly ac- [acts] as his countess in 1735. In four years after the Lady Henrietta Herbert, daughter of James, first Earl of Waldegrave, and widow of Lord Ed- [Edward] ward Herbert, bestowed her hand on James Beard, the performer. Subsequently, about the middle of the 18th century, Lavinia Bestwick, [Beswick] the original Polly Pea- [Peach] chum, became Duchess of Bolton. The next on record was Miss Linley's marriage with Sheridan, one of the most romantic episodes in theatrical unions 3 and, before the eighteenth century closed, Elizabeth Farren, [Farrer] a perfect gentlewoman, became countess of the proudest earl in England, the representative of the illustrious Stanleys. [Stanley] She was Lord Derby's second consort, and mother of the present Countess of Wilton. In 1807 the beautiful inion [Union] i8 8 jurisdiction which the wise man Miss Searle became the wife of Robert Heathcote, Esq., brother of Sir Gilbert Heathcote, Bart.; and in the same year Louisa Brunton was married to the late Earl of Craven. Her son is now Earl Craven, and her niece, Mrs. Yates, the actress, still exhibits the dramatic genius of the Brunton family. The Beggar's Opera i conferred a coronct [correct] Mary Catherine Bolton's imperso- [imps- impersonation] nation of Polly Peachum [Peach captivated Lord Thurlow. She was married to his lordship in 1813. In more recent times, the most fascinating of our Miss O'N eil, [eli] wedded Sir William Wrixton [Sexton] Beecher, Bart. ; Miss Foote, the Earl of Harrington Miss Stephens, the Earl of Essex; and Mrs. N isbett, [abet] Sir William Boothby, Bart. It has been remarked that the conduct of each one of these ladies in her wedded life was unexception- [exception- unexceptionable] stich [Starch] we wake one friend and one enemy able.-Burke's Anecdotes of the Avistocracy. [Aristocracy] ne, because revenge is a much stronger Furton Burton] Market, New Yorx.-When [York.-When] Le Beau Peco- [Eco- Pepin] pin, according to Victor Hugo, took his midnight ride , ordained by Providence that no indivi- [divine- underground] round the world, he ascertained his speed and where- [where] ie of such importance as to cause by his abouts [about] by now and then reaching out his arm in the death, any chasm to the world-Dr. darkness, and gathering a handful of foliage from the trees past which he was rushing; being a good botanist, he could immediately tell in what part of the earth he was by examining the leaves in his hand. But if the Beau had chanced in his ride to go past that omnium [omni] gatherum, [gather um] Fulton Market, he would have been con- [confoundedly] foundedly [founded] puzzled to tell where he was from any spe- [se- specimens] cimens [specimens] of natural history he might have grasped in his and. Coming past there this morning, we saw a dis- [display] play of fruits, vegetables, and flowers, from all parts of the world; and there lay glittering and smoking in the hot sun, on the dirty side-walk, large square lumps of , which looked as though they might just have fallen rom a Swiss glacier, they were so cold, so hard, and so green. Like an ungenial man in a good company, they made a chilly atmosphere of their own, which might have caused Le Beau Pecopin [Pepin] to fancy himself in the region of Mcnt [Mont] Blanc. Close by, sitting under a piece of canvass supported by four bean poles, sata [sat] pock-marked daughter of Erin, with asmall [small] pyramid of Messina oranges; a heap of pine apples from the Bahamas, and bunches of ripe bananas from Cuba, all around her. Strange fruits for region of ice. But not far off was a woolly yug,' [Guy] Dr Turnersays, [Turner says] is caused by attempts head from Africa, selling Alpine strawberries in little tk empty lungs. In singing, the lungs are Long Island baskets; near him was a Dutchman, with ufated, [fated] and there is no stuttering. The a heap of Virginia water melons, and a Yankee selling ae is to require the patient to keep his green corn from New Jersey. There wasa [was] Scandinavian A red- [redoubt] out ice-cream in wine-glasses. There were Valparaiso sD Mora Inprovement.-A [Improvement.-A] clean, com- [pumpkins] pumpkins, manna apples from Cuba, peaches from Dela- [Deal- detailing] dling, [ling] with wholesome meals, is no small aid ware lobsters from the coast of Maine; milk from i ad moral progress. A man living in a Goshen; chickens from Bucks county, Pennsylvania ; roragarret [regret] opeu [open] to vain and snow, breathing hens from Cochin China; potatoes from Bermuda ; 'ofa [of] filthy room, aud [and] striving without peas, beans, and squashes, from Long Island white fish hunger on scanty or unsavoury food, from Lake Michigan there was beef that had been fat- [fat abandoning] abandoning himself to a desperate, selfish tened [tend] on the banks of the Ohio hams smoked in West- [West] 3 sausages stuffed in Bologna; mutton from Ver- [Rev- More] more vet wealth if you n le mont; [most] and cheese from the region of the St. Lawrence. fit do not cost too od hese [these] eee [see] There were people of all nations, and dried fruits utd [Ltd] isfitted [fitted] to forward you in your worldly and nuts from all parts of the earth; there was the Hd you ought to use it for this end. Only, Croton river bursting up ina crystal jet from the muddy 'thsend [send] master you; lest your Pavement, and running into the East River, as lively as improves; lest you fall victims to the though it were its natural course.-New York Evening Dr. CHALMERS AND THE Map Woman.-Scarborough TILE OF but wh the was the chief favourite, scarcely a Sabbath passing in ose one] who have not oF all the noble which the precentor did not get specific instructions to close the service by singing it; and they were once opened by it in St. John's in rather a singular manner. A half-witted woman, who wasa [was] most faithful attendant on Dr. Chalmers's ministry, seized the opportunity, and as soon as the first line of the psalm had been given out from the pulpit, struck up the favourite tune. The precentor had no time given him to interfere, and so well and so powerfully was his office performed for him that he wisely let her singing stand for his own, and struck in at the second line of the psalm. This woman's extreme love for the ministry turned at last into an ex- [extreme] treme [tree] love for the person of Dr. Chalmers, a love which became with her an absorbing possion. [possession] She firmly believed it to be returned. Mrs. Chalmers folks said was his wife, but she kent [sent] better, and so did the doctor himsel. [himself. At first she had been perfectly harmless, and had been freely admitted to the church; but now per- [persecuted] secuted [secured] by all kinds of strange attentions from her, and alarmed as to what her singular passion fér [for] him might 6) 4 22) syrinciple, [principle] 11 4 26 18 4 30, 26 4 37) 17) 4 26, 6 31 4 45) 30) 4 52) 6 5 0) 15) 5 35) 55, 5 5, t halia [hail] - -- luprove [prove] then your lot. Multiply com- [come] P 1) 5 14, i 10) 5 24 if; 14 5 27 22) 5 37 26) 5 42) 33) 5 47) a0) 5 55) 11) .. nase' [sane] i 20 ... sion of vying with those around you in Jfiror. [Fire] 4 a expeuse-Channing. [expense-Channing] 7 30 9M hay fz 4 ae ended in desperation, drunkenness, we because no one would take the 915 hes 5 net up, and enabling them to walk in 0, wllne [lane] 1 had marked out for them 15 J, tiles; and this old whited sepulchre, ' [C] turn informer against himself. Wy Lstid, [lasted] sadly, that if God intends at bind open the way for me; perhaps the ah 8 theo [the] of a poor genius may teach 9 Prosperity could. True,Alton, ar ce die uy only comfort. It does make men é aa. it me of life. We working men, when Halifax 9 like pe fumace, [face] come out, not tinsel and ighouse, [house] 4 ding ai fops of red-tape statesmen, but of on 6 'athe [the] f 1, my boy, that have been seven 10 13, tha [that] rn, aud [and] woe to the papier [paper] maché [mach] 32, 10 4 ine [in] wh, asanst [against] us But, he went on i iundre [under] i, Comes safe through the furnace 15 dud Pn' crack in the burning. -Alton stie [site] 11 . TE Fre [Re] ch a my dia [aid] nt Was a yes -On the velvet banks of a Her lap was filled with flowers, were twined around her neck. a8 the sunshine that fell upon clear as that of the birds that The little stream went singing on, 2 lang [lane] vo music the child lifted a flower S 301 ler [Lee] ln ith [it] a merry laugh threw it upon 14 les, aad [and] she forgot that her treasures I Se the With the swift motion of child- [child] ol 5 of ossonn [Assn] iad [aid] ae Sparkling wide, until 2 gl é pt Lad disappeare [disappeared] en seeing 48) -s QM WOU [WOE] her feet, and burst into tears, 6, 7M 6 ean de Wed shy, bring back my flowers. é 4 aong [song] reg Ox ae B of her tears; 35) al 6 2 taunting 1g burden away, her words 40, 5 16 'atuid [audit] ee echo along its reedy margin. 50) 39 child wailing of the breeze, and the 5 27 uy gnef, [nf] was heard the fruitless 35 the nibh [Nib] Merry maiden who 8 they, aie [are] moments so bountifully x in this thoughtless child iw fruanee [Freeman] fe 1 moment is a perfumed 4 d ascend ax dispensed in blessings all Sel [Se] 5 46 Else Whe. [The] Sweet incense to its bene- [been- been] 96 5 3 a0 go en thou hast carelessly flung ae Ys thoy [tho] va them receding on the swift 44) 6 cy. the chit 1 oe in ee ner [ne] sorrowful 6 4g pny [any] Ng back my flowers 6 tek [te] tay [ta] fon [on] an echo from the shadowy 15 40 Say Beaty ors -Lowell Offering. ot vidoe [widow] favourite wife was a 33 6 38 pal it would not be easy to 45 6 8 a ful [full] fp sR She could hardly be 55 6 Ty suity, [suit] as well as of pliant 20 7 10 td th er large black eyes, beaming Mia light seemed as if they The hain [gain] whan [when] the darkness and the at 6 pte, [pre] ght [t] cangjnthe [gangrene] of the 89 Mire yd Ii welessly [wholesale] flu h 6 oe 68 aa mirror. Her complexion was nest Ki St tinge Seen, its smooth and Sof [Of] bag 24 With a colour unlike that of pe. id a, oF of berry but which oe 5p, OM Se Aelicate [Delicate] reminded (Na ae Of shel) [she] Tm which sometimes te Hd been én hough tall, she seemed wifes [wife] like embodied cloud, hovering ast [at] wri; [ri] and ty, tila tail] that does not feel the uo 33 4 9 ayy a] 8 ort [or] of ra ly in the intervals gun 'es ex. of a pture. [pure] She, too, had g, 123 [W (6 weg we] hich [which] bel [be] Spect, [Sect] inno [Inn] degree op- a toi [to] vy in their care to the east around Me 8 ness, ane [an] 9; geld SM ins PHthctic, [Pathetic] which seemed ever Sa Whatever sue her hands seemed to 6 75 9 r the 7 7 beg Mething [Meeting] pop; Had rested on, and in thee tind; [tins] and in all her soft bio aos [as] minded me of 1 5, 30 bed in took of, gy S04, [S] more fair, M6 Of Greece and Turkey- [Turkey] tempt her todo, [too] Dr. Chalmers was seized with a nervous terror of her. One Sabbath, when the church was very crowded, she had got up to the top step of the pulpit stair. Dr. Chalmers entered the pulpit without. noticing her, but on turning round there she was by his side. John, said he to the beadle, shrinking back to the furthest side of the pulpit in extreme terror- John, I must be delivered conclusively from that woman. She was now forbid access to the church, as the very sight of her disturbed him. Never- [Nevertheless] theless, [helpless] she faithfully attended in Macfarlane-street [MacFarlane-street] ; and when she could not get near to him, she would stand wiping with her handkerchief the froth off the mouth of the horse which had carried him to church. At one time, she was seized with the dread that he did not get enough to eat at home. Coming upon him once unexpectedly at the corner of the Street, Come, doctor, do come, and get a plate of patritch [patriarch] I hae [he] fine meal the noe. [one. As he would not take the food that she thought so necessary at her house, she resolved to carry it to his own. One evening, at Kensington Place, the servant, on opening the door, was surprised by a large round bundle, covered with a red handkerchief, being thrown into the lobby. On unwrapping it, it was found to contain oat cakes and sheep's trotters, for the special sustentation [suspension] of the minister. On his return to Glasgow, a year after going to St. Andrews, he entered the house of one of his elders in great agitation. Mr. Thompson, he said, that daft woman is in pursuit of me. Can you not carry me to my brother's by some way that she cannot track our path Mr. Thompson undertook and executed the commission but they had not been long gone when she appeared at the door with a large jug of curds and cream, nor would she be satisfied till Mrs. Thompson had taken her through all the rooms of the house to convince her that Dr. Chalmers was not there. -Dr. Hannah's Memoirs of Dr. Chalmers. Tae [Tea] Vicrorta [Victoria] Laity IN Its Waters.-The crew of our vessel consisted almost entirely of Tapuya [Taps] Indians, with whom I had frequent conversations re- [respecting] specting [inspecting] the plants of the environs of Santarem. [Sanitary] Amongst others, they told me of a wonderful water plant, called lengua [long] geral, [general] Oapé, [OAP] but in Portuguese, Furno, [Furnish] from its leaf resembling in shape and size the mandiocca [Manitoba] furnaces of this country. They added, that the leaf was purple on the underside, where it was also furnished with numerous spines. This description could refer to no other plant than the Victoria, and I was con- [confirmed] firmed in this conclusion by further testimony when I arrived at Santarem. [Sanitary] Here nearly every body had seen the Furno, [Furnish] and some wondered I should enquire s0 eagerly about a plant which they had known for the last forty years, and never dreamed to be anything rare. Our countryman, Captain Hislop, [Heslop] one of the oldest settlers at Santarem, [Sanitary] had, however, ascertained the plant to be the Victoria, from an account of Schomburgk's [Scorbutic's] discovery of it at Guiana, which he had seen in some review. As soon as I conveniently could, I planned an excursion to one of the stations, a lake in the Ilha [Hail] Grande de Santarem, [Sanitary] the largest island of the Archipelago, formed by the junction of the Amazon and j ' Following this advice, we at length reached the ingarapé, [Ingram] and were at once gratified by seeing the Victoria growing in the ingarapé [Ingram] itself. We lost no time in crossing to the other side where I sent a man to the outer edge of the ae plants, while Mr. King and I waded into' the water to cut the leaves-and flowers, which he towed round to the landing place. We were warned by the people not to go amongst the plants, as their prickles were venomous but I got both hands and feet considerably pricked without experiencing any ill effects. We were fortunate in finding the plant in good flower but, according to the testimony of all at Santarem, [Sanitary] who had seen it, the leaves attain their greatest dimensions in the winter. Captain Hislop [Heslop] assures me he has seen many leaves twelve feet in diameter whereas, the largest we saw measured very little above four feet across, and they were packed as close as they could lie. The aspect of the Victoria in its native waters is so new and extra- [extraordinary] ordinary, that I am at a loss to what to compare it. The image 1s not a very poetical one, but assuredly the im- [in- impression] pression [Prussian] the plant gave me, when viewed from the bank above, was that of a number of tea trays floating, with here and there a bouquet protruding between them but when more closely viewed, the leaves excited the great- [greatest] est admiration from their immensity and perfect sym- [sum- symmetry] metry. [merry] A leaf turned up suggests some strange fabric of cast iron, just taken out of the furnace 3 its colour, and the enormous ribs with which it is strengthened increasing the similarity.- [similarity] Hooker's Journal of Botany. THe [The] Kinkenny [Kilkenny] Cats.-The sto [to] erally [really] told is that two of these animals fought in a tawpit [teapot] with such ferocious determination, that when the battle was over nothing could be found of either combatant except his tail, -the marvellous inference tobe [tone] drawn therefrom being, of course, that they devoured each other. This ludicrous anecdote has, no doubt, been generally looked upon as an absurdity of the Joe Miller class; but thisI [this] conceive te be a mistake. I have not the least doubt that the story of the mutual destruction of the contending cats was an allegory designed to typify the utter ruin to which centuries of litigation and embroilment on the subject of conflicting rights and privileges tended to reduce the respective exchequers of the rival municipal bodies of Kilkenny and Irishtown-separate [Irishmen-separate] corporations existing within the liberties of one city, and the boundaries of whose respective jurisdiction had never been marked out or defined by an authority to which either was willing to bow. Their struggles for precedency, [presidency] and for the maintenance of alleged rights invaded, com- [commenced] menced [mended] a.D. 1737, and were carried on with truly feline fiercenessand [fierceness and] implacability till the end of the seventeenth century, when it may fairly be considered that they had mutually devoured each other to the very tail, as we find their property all mortgaged, and see them each passing by-laws that their respective officers should be content with the dignity of their station, and forego all hope of salary till the suit at law with the other pretended corporation should be terminated, and the incumbrances [Insurances] thereby caused removed with the van- [banishment] quishment [catchment] of the enemy. Those who have taken the story of the Kilkenny cats in its literal sense, have done grievous lujustice [justice] to the character of the grimalkins [Grimaldi] of the faire fair] cittie, [city, who are really quite as demure and quietly disposed a race of tabbies as it is in the nature of any such animals to and Queries. THE PeRtopicaL [Per topical] BLINDNEss [Blindness] oF FasHIon.-A [Fashion.-A] tool be- [becomes] comes weapon in careless hands, and even spectacles worn before they are required deteriorate the sight they were meant to restore. By some mechanism, which at present is imperfectly understood, the eye alters its con- [conformation] formation for every distance, in order that the bending, or, in technical language, the refracting power, may vary with the work. This capacity of change is depen- [depend- dependant] dant [dan] upon habit. A student seldom sees well at a dis- [distance] tance, [lance] for his eyes are exercised upon near objects, and get fixed in the shape which they commonly assume, With a sailor it is the reverse. He is for ever strivin [striving] to penetrate into space, and at last sees no more of the horizon than his hand. The same process is carried on im [in] a vigorous eye when forced into harmony with the new refractions which glasses produce. It takes and retains a fresh bias, which encroaches on the resources reserved for the wants of future years. Soldiers, who used to exhaust ingenuity to procure their discharge, discovered that straining their eyes to distinguish objects through concave glasses would make them what they desired, too shortsighted for the service. If they marred their vision, they recovered their liberty; but the tyranny of fashion has wrought greater havoc than military servitude, and could offer nothing in return ex- [except] cept [Sept] present self-conceit and future regrets. A few years previous to the appearance of the Tatler, [Latter] the public were seized with this ambition of seeming not to see. The eye-disease was more contagious than the plague. Acquaintances deemed it essential to their personal im- [in- importance] portance [importance] to withhold their mutual recognition till they had narrowly examined each other through a glass. However, writes the Tatler, [Latter] that infirmity is out of favour, and the age has regained its sight. But the age continues to loose it periodically, and has been blind within the memory of the present generation. When the mania returns, as return it will with some revolution of the moon, those liable to be infected would do well to consider, whether for the sake of being ridiculed by men of sense in their youth it is worth while to be pur- [our- purblind] blind in their prime. Unless they are superior in vanity, a mirror which could enable them to view themselves as they are seen by others would work of itself an im- [in- immediate] mediate cure.-Quarterly Review. A CUMBERLAND CuaracTER.-In [Character.-In] Carlisle- [Closely] thirty-eight [eight] years ago, there lived an old lady, called Margery Jack- [Jackson] son, who was very eccentric in her habits. She often walked in that city in a blue duffle [ruffle] dress, a pair of pattens, and large gold buckies that had belonged to her great grandmother. She carried a cane with a golden head, and the children were apt to shout after her, as she was much disliked by them. She was born in Feb. 1722, and died in Feb. 1812, being then ninety years of age. She had a brother who was a clergyman of the Church of England, and mayor of Carlisle. Margery was so fond of law that she entered into litigation with her own brother, but he died, leaving her a legacy in the form of an annuity. She then went to law with his executors. A suit was carried on in Chancery, and Margery always went to a London solicitor, whom she employed for a great number of years. Accounts had to be rendered from 1732 to 1791, of her father's pro- [property] perty. [petty] She tired fifteen persons with whom she went to law, and they at last consented, for 1,500, to give up her brother's estates. On winning her cause, she took possession of her estates, in 1791, riding into the city in her brother's carriage, drawa [draw] by two beautiful horses, of which she was always very proud. She after- [afterwards] wards lived in a very fine mansion, but had the windows cleaned only once, and this was so remarkable that it was mentioned in the Carlisle newspaper. Her house was elegantly furnished. She kept two servants-a man and a maid-for some time, but the former complained (in a poem) about his mistress. He said, she had a beard like a billy goat, and one 'lile' [like] leg of mutton used to serve the mistress, and servants, and cat, and dog, for a week. Tiring of her domestics, she dismissed them, and lived alone for a great number of years, and would not have cat nor dog in her house. She disliked children, and enquired of her new tenants how many toads they possessed; and when she heard of any increase of population among her tenantry, she waited upon them and found fault with the parents for bringing more toads into the world. I was full enough of such animals already. Once she caught a little toad of a girl, mounted on a stool, peeping in at her window; she seized the stool, and the little toad was glad to make its escape. During the latter part of her time she grew very troublesome about her bargains. She once got a bricksetter [brick setter] to fix a grate for her bid; he became indignant, and yet he agreed to her price. He fixed up her grate with turf that were reddened like bricks, got his pay and departed. When the old lady lighted her fire, she was astonished to find that the sides caught the flames as well as the centre, and that she was a great loser by bargaining so much. During the latter part of her life she became attached to port wine, mixed with a little brandy. She had a bottle of each upon her parlour table, and one she called Dr. Port, the other Dr. French. She made a curious will before her death, wishing her executors to continue legal proceeding about the recovery of some property that she claimed, and if they made any compromise, they were to forfeit legacies that were left to them. She left some of her property te the Aglionbys, [Gallons] on condition of their naming children after her own sur- [Sir- surname] name. Crowds went to her funeral, from curiosity. She did not seem to be much esteemed. She was only known to go to church once, thirty or forty years before her death, and that was to turn some young people out of her pew. Her biographer does not name any of her good qualities, only her giving two guineas to some soldiers. Law and war seemed to be her glory. Tue Missionany.-He [Missionary.-He] came, and with him the two ministers who often drank tea with my mother; both of whom, as they played some small part in the drama of my after-life, I may as well describe here. The elder was a little, sleek, silver-haired old man, with a bland, weak face, just like a white rabbit. He loved me, and I loved him too, for there were always lollipops in his pocket for me and Susan. Had his head been equal to his heart But what has been was to be; and the dis- [dissenting] senting [sending] clergy, with a few noble exceptions among the Independents, are not the strong men of the day none know that better than the workmen. The old man's name was Bowyer. The other, Mr. Wigginton, was a younger man-tall, grim, dark, bilious, with a narrow forehead, retreating suddenly from his eyebrows up to a conical peak of black hair over his ears. He preached higher doctrine, z.e. more fatalist and Antinomian than his gentler colleague, and, having also a stentorian voice, was much the greater favourite at the chapel. I hated him; and if any man deserved hatred, he did. Well, they came. My heart was in my mouth asI [as] opened the door to them, and sank back again to the very lowest depths of my inner man when my eyes fell on the face and figure of the missionary-a squat, red-faced, pig- [pig eyed] eyed low-browed [low-bowed] man, with great soft lips that opened back to his very ears; sensuality, conceit, and cunning marked onevery [every] feature-an innate vulgarity from which the artisan and the child recoil with an instinct as true, perhaps truer, than that of the courtier, showing itself in every tone and motion. I shrunk into a corner, 80 crestfallen that I fcould [could] not even exert myself to hand round the bread-and-butter; for which I got duly scolded afterwards. Oh, that man -how he bewled [bowled] and contradicted, and laid down the law, and ke ta my mother in a fondling, p way, which made me, I knew not why, boil over with jealousy and in dignstion. [digestion] How he filled his teacup half full of the whate [what] sugar, to buy which my mother had curtailed her yesterday's dinner; how he drained the few remaining drops of the. three-pennyworth of cream with which Suggn [Suggest] was stealing off, to keep it as an unexpected treat fog,my mother at breakfast the next morning; how he talked of the natives, not as St Paul might of his con- [convert] verte, [vere] but as a planter might of his slaves; overlaying all his unintentional confessions of his own greed and prosperity, with cant, flimsy enough for even a boy to see through, while his eyes were not blinded with the superstition that a man must be pious who sufficiently interlards his speech with a jumble of old English picked out of our translation of the New Testament Such was the man I saw.- [saw] Alton Locke. WIVES WELL APPRECIATED.-The clergy of the Greek Church are permitted to marry while in deacon's orders ; but their bishops and monksare [monks are] unmarried. If however, the fe of a papas dies, he cannot give her a successor and'it is said that the knowledge of this gains for her a larger amount of respect and attention than is usually the lot of her sex in the East. A friend of mine, who had resided some time in Syria, was surprised, on enter- [entering] ing the house of one of the principal priests, to find the reverend papas washing with his hands the linen of the household. On enquiring the reason, the papas replied, I do this tosave [to save] my wife labour, that she may live the longer; for you know, oh Kyrie, that the law of our church does not permit me to have another, and I wish to keep this one as long as I can. [can] Notes from Ninevah. [Nineveh] An Eccenrric.-On [Eccentric.-On] the day died there departed this life, in Germain, a singular old lady, known as sister Marie. She was born in Corsica, on the 15th of August, 1769, the same day as Napoleon, and all her life she entertained a fervent admiration for her great countryman. At an early age she entered a con- [convent] vent, but when religious houses were broken up in 1793, she returned to the world. She became governess in a noble family, and they allowed her a pension of 2,000f. [2,f] ayear. [year] On this, having no taste for a convent life, she lived, but out of respect to her previous vows she re- [remained] mained [maiden] strictly alone. For between forty and fifty years she lived in the same apartment; and there she had collected 200 or 300 birds, which she had tended with, the greatest care. The shutters of her apartment wereilways [Railways] kept closed and barred. Every morning she went to attend mass in the church of the Missions Etrangéres, [Strangers] and, on her return, bought her stock of daily provisions. She was never known to make a longer journey, except on the occasion of the funeral of Napoleon, when, notwithstanding her advanced age, she followed his remains on foot from Neuilly [Nelly] to the Invalides. [Invalids] Domestic MANUFACTURES aT AN AMERICAN FaRM.- [Farm.- Farm] A great spinning wheel, with a basket of carded wool, in a corner, where it had been set aside when we arrived. There wasa [was] good deal of spinning done in the family all the yarn for stockings, for flannels, for the cloth worn by the men, for the coloured woollen dresses of the women, and all the thread for their coarse towel- [towelling] ling, &. was ape in the house by our hostess, or her on which Louis Philippe the rue Rousselet [Russell] Saint formerly an Ursuline nun, grand-daughte [grand-daughter] or some neighbour hired for the pur [our] Formerly,there had been six step-daughters in the family, and then, not only all the spinning, but the weaving and dyeing also, were done at home. They must have been notable women, those six step-daugh- [step-day- daughters] ters [tees] we heard some great accounts of a day's spinning and weaving done by them. The presses and cupboards of the house were still full to overflowing with blankets, white and coloured flannels, coloured twilled coverlets, for bedding, besides sheets, tablecloths, and patched bedquilts, [bed quilts] all their own work. In fact, almost all the 8 clothing of the family, for both men and women, and everything in the shape of bedding and towelling used by the household. was home made. Very few dry goods were purchased by them; hats and shoes, some light materials for caps and collars, a little ribbon, and a printed calico now and then, seemed to be all they bought. Nor was this considered at all remarkable; such is the common way of living in many farmers' families, It has been calculated that a young woman who knows how to spin and weave can dress herself with ease and comfort, as regards everything necessary for twelve dollars a year, including the cost of the raw materials; the actual allowance for clothing made by the authorities of this county, to farmers' daughters, while the property remained undivided, has been fifteen dollars, and the estimate is said to have included every- [everything] thing necessary for comfort, both winter and summer clothing. The wives and daughters of our farmers are very often notable, frugal women-perhaps one may say that they are usually so until they go from home. With the young girls about our villages the case is very different these are often wildly extravagant in their dress, and just as restless in following the fashions as the richest fine lady in the land. They often spend all they earn in finery. Very pretty woollen shawls were shown us, made by our friend's step-daughters, after Scotch patterns several families of Scotch emigrants had settled in the neighbourhood some thirty years since, and had furnished their frieuds [friends] with the patterns of different plaids whether these were Highland or Lowland, we could not say. Some of their twilled flan- [flannels] nels [ness] wege [were] also remarkably good in quality and colour, but these are apt to shrink in washing. They are quite skilful dyers in scarlet, orange, green, blue, and lilac. With the maple leaves, they dye avery [very] neat gray [Gray] for stocki [stock] but most of their colouring materials were purchased in the villages, dye-stuffs being an important part ofthe [of the] stock in trade of all our country druggists. Most of the spinning and weaving was in cotton or wool; the clothing and bedding was wholly of cotton or woollen materials. A certain amount of tow was used for towelling, bagging, smock frocks, and pantaloons, for summer working clothes for the men. From time to time a little flax was raised, especially to make linen, chiefly for a few finer towels and tablecloths, the luxu- [lux- luxuries] ries [rise] of the household.- [household] American Rural Life. Tae [Tea] Gotra [Got] Percoa [Percha] TRraDE.-The [Trade.-The] history of gutta percha, or gatté [gate] t4 dn, as the learned tell us the best quality of the gum ought to be called-is brief but not uneventful. Previous to 1844, the very name of gutta percha was unknown to European commerce. In that year two cwt. of it were shipped experimentally from Singapore. The exportation of gutta percha from that port rose in 1845 to 169 piculs [Pills] (the picul [Pickle] is 133 [W Ib.) ; in 1846, to 5,364; in 1847, to 9,296 in the first seven months of 1848, to 6,768 piculs, [Pills] In the first four and a-half years of the trade, 21,598 piculs [Pills] of gutta percha, valued at 274,190 dollars, were shipped at Singapore, the whole of which was sent to England, with the ex- [exception] ception [option] of 15 piculs [Pills] to Mauritius, 470 to the continent of Europe, and 922 to the United States. But this rapid growth of the new trade conveys only a faint idea of the commotion it created among the native inhabitants of the Indian Archipelago. The jungles of the Johore [Gore] were the scene ofthe [of the] earliest gatherings, and they were soon ransacked in every direction by parties of Malays and Chinese, while the indigenous population gave them- [themselves] selves up to the search with an unanimity and zeal only to be equalled by that which made railway jobbers of every man, woman, and child in England about the same time. The Tamungong, [Managing] with the usual policy of oriental governors, declared the precious gum a govern- [government] ment [men] monopoly. He appropriated the greater part of the profits, and still left the Malays enough to stimulate them to pursue the quest, and to gain from 100 to 400 per cent for themselves on what they procured from the aborigines. The Tamungong, [Managing] not satisfied with buying at his own price all that was collected by private enter- [enterprise] prise, sent out numerous parties of from 10 to 100 per- [persons] sons, and employed whole tribes of hereditary serfs in the quest of gutta percha. This organised body of gum- [gum hunters] hunters spread itself like a cloud of locusts over the whole of Johore, [Gore] peninsular and insular. They crossed the frontier into Linga, but there the Sultan was not long of discovering the new value that had been con- [conferred] ferred [erred] upon his jungles. He confiscated the greater part of what had been collected by the interlopers, and in emulation of the Tamungong [Managing] declared gutta percha, or gatt2 [gate] tébdn, [tending] a royalty. Whether any protocolising [protocol] between -the potentates was the result of these stringent measures, the historian leaves untold. The knowledge of the grticle [article] stirring the avidity of gatherers, gradually spread 'from Singapore northward as far as Pinang, [Piping] southward along the east coast of Sumatra to Java, east- [eastward] ward to Borneo, where it was found at Bruné, [Brine] Sarawak, and Pontianak, on the west coast, at Keti [Kit] and Passir [Pass] on the east. The imports of gutta percha into Singapore, from the Ist [Its] of January to the 12th of July, 1848, according to their geographical description, were - From the Malay Peninsuia, [Pennsylvania] 593 piculs; [Pills] from the Johore [Gore] Archipelago, 1,269; from Sumatra, 1,066 from Batavia, 19; from Borneo, 55. The price at Singapore was ori- [or- originally] ginally [finally] 8 dollars per picul [Pickle] it rose to 24, and fell about the middle of 1848 to 18. The commotion among the human race in the Archipelago was great, but the vege- [vere- vegetable] table kingdom suffered most by it. In the course of three and a-half years 270,000 tébdén [tendon] trees were felled, in order to get at the News. A Romance wirnovut [invite] Ficrion.-About [Fiction.-About] three years ago the Rev. R.S. Clay, of Concord, Franklin county, (late of Gettysburgh), [Gettysburg] received a call on the board of Foreign Missions connected with the Methodist Episcopal Church, to visit China and preach the Gospel to the be- [benighted] nighted [lighted] Celestials of the central flowery land. M'Clay was young, ardent, enthusiastic, and most willingly em- [embraced] braced the high and holy duty assigned him. In due time he arrived in China, and was stationed at Fan Chua, [Cha] some 700 miles, in the interior, from Hong Kong. There he studied the native language, and commenced his labour among the Celestials with the most flattering success. Still there was something wanting-a void in the heart to be filled; he sighed for that best solace to maai, [mai] either in weal or wo-a wife. How to get one was e intricate question to solve. There were no chen ladies there from whom he could make a choices as for a Chinese wife the laws of the land forbade it, neither did his inclination desire it. What, tlien, [lien] was to be done A fertile imagination can ac- [accomplish] complish [accomplish] wonders-a firm determination can surmount difficulties that would o'er-top old Pelion. [Lionel. He wrote to the Board of Mission on the subject; he wrote in pathetic-we might perhaps say poetic- [poetic strains] strains lonely condition for the want of one on could bestow his affections, and who would Got and sorrows life, and F oye [oe] board to send him a young lady i become his wife-egreeabl [wife-agreeable] directions, which be sent in the form of a blank declaration, to be filled up by the accepting th proposition. This was a novel the board was of opinion that it was a just one, and proceed- [proceed and] and, strange to say, success crowned their efforts. Some time, previous to receiving Mr. M'Clay's letter, a young lady, Miss Henrietta Sperry, of Brooklyn, New York, made application to the board to be sent asa missio [Miss] to China, but was refused on account of being unmarri [unmarried] To her the application of Mr. MClay [Clay] was shown; she, at once filled up the blank application, and a correspon- [response- correspondence] dence [dene] ensued, which ended in her leaving New York, in company with a number of other missionaries, on the 12th of March last, in the ship Tartar, for Hong Kong, where she will be met by Mr. M'Clay, and the nuptial ceremony will be solemnized. [solemnised] The lady's personal at- [attractions] tractions have been described to us by one who had the pleasure of seeing her previous to taking sail on her mission of love. She is described as being beautiful and fascinating in appearance, and possessed of that charm of loveliness which should adorn every female character -a well-cultivated mind, stored with the richest gifts of knowledge from the fountain of education, and a moral refinement which will bear with it the jewel of a bright inheritance beyond the confines of time.- [time] American Paper. ANECDOTE OF THE Late Vick CHANCELLOR. The health of the late Vice-Chancellor was till within a late period most robust. He was in the habit of bathing every day, no matter how severe the season, in one of the creeks running from the Thames near his house, at Barn Elms, and to this practice the vigour of body which he showed, even at his advanced period of life is, we believe, to be attributed. There is an anecdote that on one occasion his honour granted an injunction in the water, during the vacation. The counsel and solicitor having come to Barn Elms, counsel stated the facts of the case from the bank; after which his honour ducked under the surface, and sputtering out water, said, Take an interim order, sir. Pensions Lerr [Err] sy Louis Paris letter says, King Louis Philippe, some few days before his death, signed a paper which secures annual allowances to all the servants of the civil list and of the private domain. He grants them indiscriminately for all, a sixtieth part of their fixed salary by each year of ser- [se- service] vice. For serviees [services] of forty years and under, there will be a reduction of one-third on the sixtieth ; for services of from ten to twenty-five years the reduction will be only one fourth. For services of twenty-five years and upwards the grant of the sixtieth of the salary by the year of service will be complete, but without that sum ever rising beyond the half of the fixed salary. Servants and employés [employers] now holding places in administrations of the state are excluded from a right to the above allowances. The annual allowances granted by Louis Philippe do not extend to all the employés [employers] of the civil list and the private domain, but only to those who remained at the Palais [Calais] Royal, or who followed the King to the Tuileries. -Daily [Distilleries. -Daily] News. NOTES ON THE MONTHS. SEPTEMBER, (From Eliza Cook's Journal.) Harvest Home is now being celebrated all England over. The rich crops have been garnered up, placed safely under thatch and roof, while the farmer alread [already] counts his gains, and bethinks him of how his year's rent is to be met. Though his mind may be full of anxiety, yet his heart is full of blessing. The peasant rejoices that the season of hard work is over, and he celebrates, in thankfulness, the crowning festival of the year. He thinks not of rent, but of wages of labour past, and of food stored up. Thank God The cares of life lie but lightly on the mass of men who toil the hardest. Sufficient for them is the ing hour, with its burdens and its joys. Were they to allow them- [themselves] selves to look forward, were the curtain of their future to be raised, no head could lie on its pillow in quiet, no heart but would be wrung by agony and distress. Suf- Su- Sufficient] ficient [efficient] for the day is the evil thereof. The fields are now bare; the sportsman is brushing the rustling stubble in search for game, his gun across his arm, and attended by his dogs. The hedgerows are now of a russet brown, and are studded with red haw- [haw berries] berries, [Wig-hips] and other winter's fruit for the birds that spend the cold season in England. The air is now clear; the mornings are cool and bracing; and the thin web of the gossamer hung across the path is studded as with diamond drops. The morning and evening's cold ripens the fruit still loading the boughs of the fruit- [fruit bearing] bearing trees; and in the large orchards of the southern counties, there is a great gathering in of apples and pears, in huge baskets, when the autumnal work of cider and perry-making commences. In the hop-fields of Kent and Sussex, too, there are many picturesque groups at work; and hoppicking, [hop picking] washing, cooking, and nursing, are going on in full vigour, amid the delicious fragrance shed by the bine. [nine] In the country places, village children prepare for a day in the woods, or in the lanes, to gather nuts or blackberries. Ah what glorious days those were of our early nuttings [cuttings To wander through the old woods, along paths trod by deer; sometimes through a dense undergrowth of bushes, and then along a grass- [grass sward] sward, by and amongst the taper stems of stately forest- [forest trees] trees, until in some green dell, amidst shoutings [shooting] of joy, we came upon a treasure-trees almost borne to the ground by their load of nuts; and then such pulling, and feasting, and filling of baskets, until the day was fax spent, and the sun's rays fell aslant and mellow along the green turf; when the troop collected and marched homeward rejoicing, lighted by the rising moon, just tipping the southern hills. Since those times, nutting has become more rare; landed gentry have more care for their game and less for their pea- [peasantry] santry; [sanitary] there are few of the best nutting districts, where the old sport of our youth has not been forbid- [forbidden] den; and it can now be enjoyed only by stealth and under penalty of trespassing. The foliage of the woods is now charmingly varie- [varied- variegated] gated. Autumn has touched them with her pencil of many hues; and they present an endless variety of tint, from the rich green to the yellow and orange, the deep- [deep brown] brown and blood-coloured. The dark hue of the pine- [pine trees] trees looks gloomy amid so much beauty. But Nature is arraying herself in those fascinating tints only to excite our regret. We saw her clothing herself in her youth and beauty, in the young month of June; she is now preparing to cast her garment, and lie down in the cold grave of the year. The hues she now assumes are like those of the dying dolphin-the loveliest when nearest death. The most pictorial days of the year occur in autumn. Now pe-painters seize upon effects, such as perhaps no other country can exhibit. The changes of the passing clouds, the sun streaming down behind them upon embrowned [em browned] woods, and especially the gor- [for- gorgeous] geous [goes] sunsets, which are observed at this season, are full of intense beauty; indeed the effects produced are sometimes so wonderful, that painters would be regarded as rash and daring who ventured to imitate them. The scenery of the sea-coast is beautiful at this sea- [season] son, and trips by steamer from port to port are delightful. The air is pure and clear, and the white sails of passing vessels can be discerned far out at sea from every point of the coast. Boating and yachting are now pleasant pastimes, and atiract [attract] crowds of spec- [spectators] tators [stators] to enjoy the excitement of this nautical and thoroughly English sport. And what can be more charming than a yachting voyage along the English shores-to peep into a snug iittle [little] bay-to run into a haven or into a river's mouth-to skim along almost under the shadow of tall cliffs, against which the waves fret and vex themselves, or to stand out to sea before the full bresh [fresh] breeze of the ocean now to cast anchor in a secluded creek, with green turf almost to the water's edge; now to run into a quiet inlet, embowered in deep woods. Or to thread through studded islands sleeping under the sun, great ruined castles of old Nor- [Norwegian] wegian [Norwegian] kings or Norman barons, looming over the mainland beyond; passing light-houses, planted on sunken rocks or on the summits of bold headlands; martello [Martel] towers set over against the mouths of crowded' harbours time-worn abbeys and village spires, planted along the indented coast; now meeting a giant steamer, steering against wind and tide, like a great sea-monster; now a huge bulwark of war, her sides bristling with cannon and again, a fleet of colliers or of fishing-smacks, deeply laden. Surely, there is no more delightful end fascinating pastime than this for the lover of the blue ocean. The sportsmen are now far up among the mountains of the north, seeking health and sport. High life of a hunter he meets on the hill The new-wakened day light, so bright and so still; And feels, as the clouds of the morning unroll, The silence, the splendour, ennoble his soul. 'Tis [Is] his, on the mountains, to stalk like a ghost, Enshrouded in mist, in which Nature is lost, 'Till he lifts up his eyes, and flood, valley, and height, In one moment all seem in an ocean of light ; While the sun, like a glorious banner unfurl'd, Seems to wave o'er a new, more magnificent world. There, among the gigantic monarchs of the land, the lover of nature may indulge in deep joy. The free air of the mountains is a delight; the springy tread over the heath, the odours breathing from the turf, the richly tinted lichens, the bounding deer, the gush of pure water down the rocky ravines, peak towering above peak far above him, wide valleys stretching away at his feet, the grand sublimity of the scene, impress an idea of free- [freedom] dom, of strength, of colossal grandeur, to which no words can give adequate expression. In groves and copes also, in more southern counties, the ringing report of the fowling-piece is heard, for partridge and pheasant-shooting commence on the first of the month. And now the game begins to appear in poulterers' shops, and those who love it are not very particular about how it comes there-whether by the skill of the licensed sportsman or the midnight depre- [deere- depredations] dations [nations] of the unlicensed poacher-for Hodge is abroad too, and is taking his share of the sport. His springs, nets, and guns are all in request, and many are the mid- [midnight] night forays now made by bands of armed peasants, among the well kept preserves of our great landed pro- [proprietors] prietors.. [proprietors] Even sporting cannot be monopolized, and the strong love of it, implanted in every Engli [English] peasant, will break out now and not to of more reak [real] out now and then, speak of x ed with due diligence to search for the object desired, call. CREAM OF PUNCH. Tae [Tea] most Mornina [Morning] CaLL.-A [All.-A] railway Tue First Law or Natore-Has [Nature-Has] been called Selfé [Self] preservation, which clearly means that the first law of nature is to take care of Number One. A Vacancy For a Pusiic [Music] Man.-Victor Hugo, ina beautiful speech, recently delivered in Paris, said, Great men make their own pedestals Posterity place their statues upon them. This is precise ly the case with the pedestal in Trafalgar-square. We have made the pedestal, and we leave it to Posterity to place the statue upon it. THERE'S NO PRESERVE LIKE 1T.-Salt is more fre [re] quently [frequently] used in pickles than preserves. In fact, thera [there] is only one kind of preserve, as far as we know, in which it is used at all,-and that is, in sea-bathing-which, we are all aware, is recommended at this time of the year, as the very best way of preserving one's health. A Trwety [Treaty] Cornace.-The [Corns.-The] people of Sheffield have voted an address to Lord John Russell praying him te cause an increased issue of copper-more farthin [farther] halfpence, and penny-pieces. The premier should look to this, especially if, as in the case of Mrs. Waghorn, [Wagon] it may be found necessary to give pensions to the widows of men of genius-farthings may be wanted. Wipow [Widow] WacuHory's [Factory's] Pension.-The government has recently added 15 to the previous 25 pension to the widow of the man who first brought India within a few weeks of England. 25 and then 15 The quality of mercy is not strained, says Shakspere. [Shakespeare] The quality of government reward is not strained either. No, says the Minister, tapping his red box, it is not strained-it is filtered. SaBBATARIAN [Sectarian] PENANCE.-The domestic misery occa- [occur- occasioned] sioned [signed] by the closing of the Sunday post has been ac- [acknowledged] knowledged [knowledge] even to the avowed shame of some of the Sabbatarians themselves. It must have been a feeling of this kind that gave rise to a rumour, very generall [general] circulated, that on Sunday last, being the day on whic [which] the post was re-opened, Lord Ashley would do penance in St. George's Church in a huge white sheet of letter paper, manufactured for the occasion. An enormous crowd collected, in the expectation of seeing his lord- [lordship] ship, who, however, did not appear. THE PEACE CONGRESS. How the world would stagnate were it not for the follies of the hair-brained and enthusiastic Happily, they now and then make the sides of the grave and wise to shake with wholesome laughter; even though the aforesaid gravity and wisdom quick subside into com- [compassion] passion-profoundest [profoundest] pity of the Utopians. How many faughs [laughs] has wisdom enjoyed at the cost of speculative olly. [ally] There was one Hervey, who avouched a discovery of the circulation of the blood. And the world laughed, and then rebuked him and finally-for his outrageous nonsense punished him by depriving him of his practice. There was one Jenner who, having speculated upon the hands of certain dairy-maids, theorised upon vaccine virus, and declared that in the cow he had founds remedy for small-pox. And the world shouted; and the wags were excessively droll-foretelling, in their ex- [excess] cess of witty fancies, the growth of cow's horns from the heads of vaccinated babies. When it was declared that our streets should be illu- [ill- illuminated] minated [mounted] by ignited coal-gas-the gas to flow under our feet-the world laughed and then, checked in its mer- [Mr- merriment] riment, [regiment] stoutly maintained that some night London, from end to end, would be blown up. Winsor, the gas- [gasman] man, was only a more tremendous Guy Fawkes. When the experimental steam-boat was first essayed at Blackwall, [Blackwell] and went stern foremost, the river rang with laughter. There never was such a waterman's holiday. When Stephenson was examined by the parliamentary Sages upon a railway project by which desperate people were to travel at the rate of, aye, fifteen miles an hour, the Quarterly Review laughed a sardonic laugh, asking with killing irony, Would not men as soon be shot out of a gun as travel by such means And when, last week, the Peace Congress met at Frankfort, did not the wise ones laugh at the tinkering pacificators-the [participators-the] simple ones in broad brim and drab They met in St. Paul's Church (did they pay twopence ) and tiger Haynau [Hannah] listened to them, and was not there and then changed to a lamb neither was a sing'e piece of cannon turned, by the eloquence of the talkers, into oney. [one] The wise world has laughed at the circulation of the blood-at gas-at steam-boats-at railways. Why should not the world enjoy its horse-collar grin at the preachers of peace Why should not arbitration (until an accepted principle) be quite as ridiculous (until triumphant) as vae- [Vale- vaccination] cination [nation If Jenner was a quack why should not the dove, the symbol of peace, be pronounced a most fabulous goose Meanwhile, and only a few hours after the departure of the Peace Congress from Frankfort, England and France are tied together by the electric wire, and the lightning carries messages between the nations-the natural enemies An electric wire from Dover to Cape Grisnez [Grins What a line of comment on the laughers [laughter] A NOVELTY IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER. September is not generally the month of novelties. It is a month of unbroken dullness, when a singing mouse would be welcomed with the delight almost of a Jenny Lind. We were astonished, therefore, at being to d of a novelty in Regent-street, that was surprising the one or two loungers that are still left in town. Scarcely believing this rumour, which we feared was too good to be true, we wended our way to that highly- [highly deserted] deserted locality, editing in our minds the choice little dinner, which we determined upon having, by way of consolation, at Verey's, [Very's] in case we should be dis- [disappointed] appointed. We reached the Cosmorama [Comrade] Rooms, and to our delight, really did find a novelty. We bounded up stairs and rushed madly into a room, when a wild African, flourishing a spear over his head, suddenly checked our exuberance. We were about to leave the place-half disappointed, and more than half terrified, when a black lady, about the height of Mr. Robert Keeley, stalked majestically into the room, carrying a big pitcher on her head. A glance at her drcss, [dress] which consisted of an immense buffalo's hide ornamented with large brass nails, induced us to remain. Another glance at her ears convinced us we had really discovered a novelty-so great a novelty, indeed, that it would make the fortune of the proprietor, if everybody but ourselves had not unfortnnately [unfortunately] left town. This black lady carries her snuff-box in her ears, and wipes her eyes with an egg-spoon. Isn't [In't] this a novelty and yet this is perfectly true. The snuff is put into a tube exactly like a needle-case, no broader than a lady's little finger, is thrust through the fleshy part of her ear, where it hangs as a sort of ear-ring. She never sneezes, but cries profusely, collecting her tears in a sort of bone spoon, which she rubs up and down her eyelids for the purpose. This young lady is very interesting, notwithstanding the habit she has contracted of taking snuff, and might be called pretty, if it were not for her hair, which she rubs over with a kind of red paint-for it seems that red hair is considered in South Africa very beautiful, and is all the fashion with the natives. This hair hangs in little red worsted curls, and does not add, we think, to the lady's beauty. She is sixteen years of age-sweet sixteen-and dances with bare feet, singing as she stamps the floor. We are sorry we cannot say much either for her singing or her dancing. Her husband is the wild African gentleman who frightened us so much on our entrance. He comes from the Cape, and has brought a very peculiar one with him, in the shape of foxes' tails, which hang round his neck like so many ladies' cast-off boas, not two of the same lengih, [length] and give him the appearance of the most eccentric fur-reigner [fur-reign] we ever saw. He is very goodnatured, [countered] and wears large brass bed-curtain rings on both his naked arms. His great pride, however, is his hair. Hair-dressing at the Cape must be a profitable business, for every native seems to devote his head to nothing else. We never saw such hair. It is worked and stitched and bees-waxed up most elaborately into a perfect bowl on the top of his head and you may imagine that it must have been arranged to catch balls, such as you see con- [conjurors] jurors do in the street.' It must be very inconvenient in rainy weather, for the bowl must get full of water, and the Zuloo [Zulu] (for he comes from that hair tribe) must stand on his head if he wishes to empty it. There is another native, still more good natured [matured] than the other two. He wears a regal mantle of Kangaroo skins, and carries a bundle of spears in his hand, as 3 beadle carries his staff. He is very good-looking, has a faultless figure, worthy of a copper Apollo, but we are ashamed to say, he paints-and the painting is not done with a very artistic hand either, for it is smeared all over his nose, his eyebrows, and his forehead, in a style that does not say much for the delicacy of his touch. The colour, too, which is used, is a vulgar brick-dust, and the effect of carrots on the top of chocolate (for such is the colour of his complexion) is not very charm- [charming] ing. His hair is likewise discoloured by this anchovy- [anchovy coloured] coloured tincture. We are told that he lived in the bush. We are sure, then, from the colour he hag brought away all over him, that it must have been a red currant bush. No republican can be more rouge than he is. The exhibition, however, is a most interestin [interest] g one, You are brought in contact, hand-in-hand, with simple-hearted natives, and they laugh with you in the most familiar manner, without waiting for the absurd formality of an introduction. You pull them about as you like, they only grin and show their beautiful white teeth. Their tractability is most wonderful, for they obey the proprietor in the most willing, leving [leaving] manner, when they might transfix him in a moment with one of their spears, if they chose. Altogether, we have not seen so great a novelty for q long time and it is extraordinary how it can have come to light in this dark, empty month of September. Out of sym [sum] ith [it] th unfortunate creatures, w are iss town Mike we publish the Roe and advise them to pass a dreary hour in laughing with the handsome Keffir, [Jeff] and taking snuff with the good- [Gordon] in Regeat-stresk [Regent-stress]