Huddersfield Chronicle (10/Aug/1850) - page 3

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en QUESTIONS RESOLVED. i . He look ois [is] on bigh, [big] and will canst child 'a beck, Lp pages of God's mild. 03 'oe Be's mock a enthroned, and wil He hear gist sits oice voice] like mune [mine] 2 i He's ever BEATs [Beast] pants gens now to thine. sud [sid] fo 4 s- js 1D ven, wae [we] cyrist [Christ] depraved . -. pard, [par] fe promises to thee Teh [The] . as spirit te impart. ft died for Me put can I hope soul a ae ask, jake [Jane] the broken whole. sorious [serious] Saviour, wil He grant ging [going] while I wait A les [le] will supply each want, oe His morcy's [mercy's] Seat. M a dids't [did't] little children love, steD [ste] now 9 CaF [Ca] hou [hour] i jt thou awell'st [well'st] in heaven above, yp ts ghough [though] thou wilt t A RRA [ARR] wr enclosed to the care of Mr. C. Fleet Street, London. MEDITATIONS ON THE SUFFER- [Suffering] Curist. [Christ] Hud- [HUD- HUD] 5 OF oF THE LoRD [Lord] JESUS xD Des Westgate, and Kemp, New-street ; OOB; [OB] oe Bu ide, and Seeley - 3 fr om the pen of the Rev. William Tat- [Stork] ork [or] So ter [te] of St. John's Church, Bacup, but a ish church of Kirkheaton. The de- [education] ication [action] is purely religious, and has fe With the view to call up in the gis is] been [C] Fought of a religious character. The te reader' is intended to convey in concise and f sketch of the early infancy our Saviour up to the period of his These incidents are interwoven with nr. reflections, by the writer, in which he Now how small in comparison are our mor- [or- morn] un eared with those of our Redeemer, and how .. should be our pursuit of those great EO is Jeased [Ceased] the Almighty to promulgate even sg oi his Son on the cross. The book is writ- [retained] unpretending style, is free from dogmatic an abounds with pious reflections, from the shes eich [each] 4 religiously-disposed mind will rise with we i in the formation of religious Asa guide-boo Ke this little volume to the reader. ce hy grace bestow. 1 9 Ws x OF SoRRO [Sore] - m [in] ate of the PA is little pub' Ua ple le] ioe [ie] Let rroubles [troubles] of ge cage gp the ho sagrince [sacrifice] of its Nature, Source, and Influence. By 7 NT London Simpkin, Marshall, and peu pee] REEVES. . Lamington John Beck. Co. -camphiet [camphor] now betore [before] us recently gained the first prize ey vineas [Wines] given. bY the Leamington Literary and Jnstitution [Institution] for the best essay on Contentmen' [Contentment] . a has pursued his enquiry with considerable re- [rein] ion hile [hole] according due weight to the worldly ad- [Advertising] from the pursuit of difterent [different] branches of hesecks checks] to establish the principle that happiness cohest chest] sense of the term is only to be found in a firm belief in and practice of religious truth, in ' ghich [which] may the most forcibly recommend itself to observant, and intelligent mind. The essay is by an introduction, written by the jr Marsh, president of the Leamington Institution. -, say and introduction will well repay a perusal, and at a cheap rate, should find a place in the xc of the youth of the present day. C1 Be oo Gm eo oS FIRESIDE READINGS. he ere opinion. before required, looks like up- [upon] niiuz [nz] another's ignorance, or over-valuing your own ans-Blia [ans-Bail] Cook's Journal. Thetears [Tears] of beauty are like light clouds floating over a of stars, bedimming them for a moment that shine with greater lustre than before.- [before] Eliza Dake [Dale] Journal. i s served, that the most censorious are generally judicious, who, having nothing to recommend will be finding fault with others. No man the merit of another who has enough of his own. Fiza [Liza] Cwk's [Ck's] Journal. - Tse [Te] Wire-She commandeth [commander] her husband in matter. by constant obeying him. She never er husband in the springtide [printed] of his anger, but ws tll [ll] it be ebbig [big] water. Her clothes are rather euelr [eel] than costly, and she maketh [market] plain cloth to be vet by her handsome wearing it. the eondition [condition] of men, it frequently happens that nlanxiety [Lancaster] lie hid under the golden robes of pros- [preside] aid the gloom of calamity is cheered by secret of hope and comfort; as in the works of the bog is sometimes covered with flowers, and ue concealed in the barren crags. 'suing a or 17.-A Frenchman had heard se, I've got other fish to fry, and learnt its ation. action] One day a friend invited him to go and uid [id] being otherwise engaged, he thought of the expression, and gave it, a little altered- Excuse Strhy, [Story] sir, J ust [st] gu fry some fish. first gas pipe was lighted within these sixty ' aud [and] there are now in England and Wales five d sixty proprietary gas-works, and in Ireland aud [and] one hundred and seventy. Besides these, urty-turee [purity-tree] which belong to private individuals, Ne the property of municipal bodies or parish wall, seven hundred and seventy-five distinct 'wats [was] for the manufacture and sale of gas. In Sulks a capital of 10,500,000 is said to be in- [inst] sl The quautity [quantity] of gas annually produced is about willions [millions] of eubic [cubic] fect, [fact] and the coal con- [continuing] it weighs 1,125,000 tons. The number vl, et in its production is about 20,000 ; mi ily [il] an qual equal] number finds employment in the 'ty Work in the mines, ironworks, and other 'unected [unexpected] with it. After allowing for waste ze the quantity of gas actually sold to the year is about 7,200,000,000 feet-producing uh' to what would be given out by 33,133,640 setae as 5 et tbs. a gallon, would cost vets 13,253.456. The gas itself i Zi y alyut [alt] 1,620,000. Ens HAGE [AGE] ts charges by Won . . VaTeR [Water] Root or SovrH [Severe] Arrica-This [Africa-This] inter- [internal] Which its nan has doubtless saved many from dying wet throughout the most parched plains 9 tis [is] a large oval bulb, varying from six We, with ma diameter, and is an extremely juicy con- [con brown] brown in 'eran [ran] insipid flavour. It is protected by init. [inst] In a, which Js casily [easily] removed with the back ick [sick] dot a insignifient [insignificant] narrow leaves, with them, which are not easily detected by ith [it] the. tye. [tue] The ground round it is generally so sun, that itLas [Atlas] to be dug out witha [with] knife. s bull is discovered about eight ornine [onion] inches thon [tho] be tue ground, and the earth all round thane i oe ca cfully [fully] removed. A knowledge of UY these in uable [able] to him whose avocations lead Of thes [the] csolate [slate] regions. Throughout the whole Quy [Quay] oct [act] Kalahari desert, and the vast tracts ad Joining thereto, an immense variety of ie this juicy description succeed one ich [inch] there being hardly a season in the a poor Bakalahari, [Bulgari] provided with a ae icine [cine] woe hardened in the fire, cannot obtain hth [th] and acquainted with each and all ES en Which a bountiful hand has provided 8 bevine [vine] heh There are also several succulent the Dy Juicy leaves, which in like manner Sof Of] of food and drink. Above all, a tite sa Water melon is thickly scattered over er he of the known parts of the great Kala- [Ala- Lathe] the wild j supply the place of food and stited [stated] be of those remote regions ; favour 3 Bakalari [Burglary] that these melons im- [in- these] these 'cy penetrate farther to the west. We led py 7 Mauch [Much] eaten by the gemsboks, s. aly, [al] go) MStinct [Distinct] to root them out. The ele- [Lee- Lee] eee [see] ae oS a ee tt i ees [see] ches [che] in ar we WL in, S89, [S] . i. are by their acute sense of smell of co UPOn [Upon] them, and whole tracts may jak [Jack] 5, Uehed [Urged] up, by the tusks of i 'tr. West Of then uses of these sagacious 4 Da Sout), [Out] Afrion [African] Omang' [Among] s Five Years in the ba INTING UNITING] Sprece [Spree] 2 ECULATION,- [CALCULATION,- CALCULATION] A poor clergyman, in a as Enisland, [En island] had, on some popular occa- [occur- cafes] thay [that] lon [on] 80 exceedingly acceptable to his Ne sind [send] qa Ue eutreated [treated] him to print it; which, Ad ie the deliberation, he promised to do. ning [nine] with remarkable incident of his life, and all his thousand fancies. The conclusion, Obtain Consultations with himself was, that at the met aineé [anne] and money; and that a Cong Topolis, [Metropolis] to direct, and superintend wil. aV 6 of hens indispensable. After taking a Ns i ey, On hts [its] and neighbours, he proceeded bapa [Bap] recommended y in town, by great good for- [for hie] hie #8, to whe [the] i to the worthy and excellent j i He triumphantly related the object rime to oe hee [her] agreed to his proposals, Pay Ye Struck a 20w [W] many copies he would 1 1 have calculate Why, sir, returned the cler- [clerk- clergy] 'Ugg [Ugh] Many d that there are in the king- [King] one, ary [art] thes, [the] and that each parish and others more; so that I think Prin [Pain] Print about 35 or 36, bowed, the matter was aud [and] bong dificult [difficult] in high spirits to his Peg ua WOnths [Months] 2d great self-denial, a period 80 was suffered to pass, when his ig Ormented Ornamented] his mre [Mr] Wy Qo Imagination, that he Fer, Th, Onger, [Longer] and i bir [Sir] to accordingly he wrote to send the debtor and creditor snout, most liberally permitting the remittance to be forward kee [Lee] Bs tect [test] convenience, Judge of a a t, tribulation, and anguish excited b receipt of an account, chargi [charge] im [in] for rinting [Printing] thirty-five thousand copies of a sermon, ' and ering [ring] him credit for 1 5s. 6d. ' copies, being the whole This left a balance of 784 due to the at who knew the character of this most amiable and ex. cellent [excellent] printer, would not be at all rised [raised] to hear that, in a day or two, a letter to the following purport was forwarded to the clergyman Rey Sir Tbe [The] pardon for aay [say] cently [cent] i a ut you n not give yourself uneasiness. I better than you could do the extent of the sale of ane [an] se ons, and accordingly printed but fifty copies, to expense of which you are heartily welcome, in an v the liberty I have taken you. Iam, [I am] &. HE MetHoDIst [Methodist] Doc.-In the early da of M dism, [dis] about fifty years ago, meetings for preaching, ae prayer, though not near so frequent as at the present 785 58. 6d., the produce of not respected, he always . preaching on 'the Sabbath began imm [mm] di tely [rely] after the Service of the church concluded and as this remark- [remarkable] able animal, on those occasions, invariably attended, he ac- [acquired] quired [cured] the name of the Methodist Dog. Being generally met by the congregation returning from the church, he Wes [West] abused and pelted by the boys belonging the party. His regular attendance had often been the subject of public debate; and merely to prove the sagacity of the amimal, [animal] the meeting for one evening was removed to another house. Whatever, were the thoughts entertained respecting him, surprising as it may Scem, [Seem] at the proper and exact time he made his appearance A few weeks after this, his owner return- [returning] ing intoxicated from the market at Leeds, was, in a narrow shallow stream, unfortunately drowned and astonishing to relate, the faithful dog no longer attended the preaching. Diversity of opinion may prevail on this subject, but good John Nelson used to say concerning it, The frequent attendance of this dog at the meeting was designed to attract the master's curiosity, and en- [engage] gage him thereby to visit the place where, hearing the Gospel, he might have been enlightened, converted, and ultimately saved. But, added he, the end to be crow being frustrated by his death, the means to secure it were no longer needful. -- place Book. g 'outhey's [other's] Common- [Common] A SINGULAR BaTHING [Bathing] Party.-In the course of the day we visited the different springs; some cold and others tepid. They contain an oxide of iron with car- [carbonic] bonic [Tonic] acid, besides salts of lime, magnesia and soda. The cold springs are considered highly tonic, and are recommended for nervous complaints. The warm are alterative [alternative] and tonic. They have deposited here and in the neighbourhood a large quantity of magnesian [Magnesia] limestone; indeed, the upper layer of the strata, on which the bathing-place stands, has been formed by its own waters. The principal bath is about fifteen feet long by nine wide, under cover of a large wooden building, affording room for promenadin; [promenade] g and music. I was astonished to hear that it was the fashion to bathe here in public; but conceive my horror, precise reader, when some very pretty ladies quitely [quite] informed me that they took their second bath in the evening, and hoped I would join them Supposin [Supposing] g that I had misunderstood the matter, I could only bow, and look as an ingenuous youth should look on such an occasion; and it was not till some of my male friends assured me of the fact, and offered to supply me with a bathing- [bathing dress] dress, that I might make my appearance in the re- [received] ceived [received] costume, that I fully comprehended the invita- [invite- invitation] tion. [ion] Accordingly, about six in the evening, my nether man encased in a wide pair of linen trowsers, [trousers] and the upper in an equally wide linen shirt fastened close at the neck, and covered up in a cloak, I marched down to the bath. On each side are separate tiring rooms for ladies and gentlemen, where the cloaks and sliprers [slippers] are removed, and the bather then descends the stairs, and enters the water before he is admitted into the bathing-room, so that the figure is entirely concealed, and nothing but a new head is seen to enter. We were a pleasant party of about fourteen up to our necks in hot water and we amused ourselves for an hour-the prescribed time--in moving about and talking, just as in a drawing-room. I do assure the delicate reader, that, as far as I could see, nothing occurred that could shock any one -a soyez Suez] sage or two, sotto [Otto] voce, [vice] or an occasional contact which produced a kind of elec- [elect- electric] tric [tic] thrill through one's frame, might perchance occur ; but, as for the latter, it was only from want of habitu- [habit- habituation] ation [action] to it that such an effect was produced for a thin old gentleman of sixty, who had used these baths for many years, assured me such accidents did not thrill him at all Let me say, however, that many ladies object to this admixture and it is so much unknown in some parts of Hungary, that they doubted me when I mentioned having seen it. One poor girl, though strongly recommended by her physicians to bathe here, had never been able to persuade herself to enter, and told me she wept with shame the first time she saw it. Such baths are common in Austria, and, I believe, in some other parts of the continent.-Paget's Hungary and Transylvania. A Worpd [World] To ANGLERS.-Many brave and good men have been anglers, as well as many of a different de- [description] scription [description] but their goodness would have been com- [complete] plete, [plate] and their bravery of a more generous sort, had they possessed self denial enough to look the argument in the face, and abstain from procuring themselves pleasure at the expense of a needless infliction. The charge is not answered by the favourite retorts about efficiency, God's providence, neighbours' faults, and doing no worse. They are simple beggings [begging] of the question. Iam [I am] not aware that anglers, or sportsmen in general, are braver than the ordinary run of mankind. Sure I am that a great fuss is made if they hurt their fingers much more if they lie gasping like fish on the ground. I am equally sure that many a man who would not hurt a fly is as brave as they are; and as to the reference to God's providence, it is an edge-tool that might have been turned against themselves by anybody who chose to pitch them into the river or knock out their brains. They may lament, if they please, that they should be forced to think of pain and evil at all ; but the lamentation would not be very magnanimous under any circumstances; and it is idle, considering that the manifest ordination and progress of things demand that such thoughts be encountered. The ques- [question] tion [ion] still returns, why do they seek amusement in suffer- [sufferings] ings which are unnecessary and unavoidable and till they honestly and thoroughly answer this question, they wust [West] be content to be looked upon as disingenuous rea- [tea- reasoners] soners [Somers] who are determined to retain a selfish pleasure. As to old Izaak Walton, who is put forward as a substi- [subsist- substitute] tute for argument on this question, and whose sole merits consisted in his having a taste for nature and his being a respectable citizen, the trumping him up into an autho- [author- authority] rity [city] and a kind of saint is a burlesque. He was a writer of conventionalities who, having comfortably feathered his nest, as he thought, both in this world and the world to come, concluded he had nothing more to do than to amuse himself by putting worms on a hook and fish into his stomach, and so go to heaven, chuckling and singing psalms. There would be something in such aman [man] and in his book offensive to real piety, if that piety did not regard whatever has happened in this world, great and small, with an eye that makes the best of what is perplexing, and trusts to eventual good out of the worst. Walton was not the hearty and thorough advocate of nature he is supposed to have been. There would have been something to say for him on that score had he looked upon the sum of evil as a thing not to be diminished. But he shared the opinions of the most commonplace believers of sin and trouble, and only congratulated himself on being exempt from their con- [consequences] sequences. The overweening old man found himself comfortably off somehow; and it is good that he did. It isa comfort to all of us, wise or foolish. But to reverence him is a jest. You might as well make 2 god of an otter. Mr. Wordsworth, because of the Servitor manners of Walton and his biographies of divines (all wrote an idle line about his meekness and his heavenly memory. When this is quoted by the gentle brethren, it will be as well if they add to it another passage from the same poet, which returns to the only point at issue, and upsets the old gentleman altogether. Mr. Wordsworth's admonition to us 1s - 'ever to link our pastime, or our pride, With suffering to the meanest thing that lives. The Autobiography of Leigh Hunt. Tue First Marrtace.-Marriage [Marriages.-Marriage] is of a date prior to sin itself, the only relic of a paradise that is left to us-one smile that oe let fall on the world's inno- [Inn- into] d playing still upon its sacred visage. e first. as before God himself, who filled, in His own person, the offices of guest, witnesses, and priest. There stood the two godlike forms of in- [innocence] nocence, [innocence] fresh in the beauty of their unstained nature. The hallowed shades of the garden and the green car- [carpeted] peted [Peter] earth smiled to look on so divine The erystal [Crystal] waters flowed by, pure and transparent as they. The unblemished flowers breathed incense on the sacred air, answering to their upright love. An artless round of joy from all the vocal natures was the hymn-a spontaneous nuptial harmony, such as a world in tune might yield ere discord was invented. Religion blessed her two children thus, and led them forth into life to begin her wondrous history. The first religious cl they knew was their own marriage before the Lor [Or] God. They learnt to love Him as the interpreter and sealer of their love to each other; and if they had con- [continued] tinued [continued] in their uprightness life would have been a form of wedded worship-a sacred mystery of spiritual one- [oneness] ness and communication. They did not continue. Curiosity triumphed over innocence. They tasted sin, and knew it in their fall. Man is changed man's heart and woman's heart are no longer what the first hearts were. Beauty isblemished. [is blemished] Love is debased. Sorrow and tears are in the world's cup. Sin has swept away all matter, and the world is bowed nes [ne] ' curse i e thing remained as it was. cifully [fully] eed [ed] tee token of the innocent world-and that the dearest, to be a symbol for ever of the primal love. And this is marriege. [marriage] This one flower of Para- [Para] dise [side] is blooming yet in the desert of Dr. Bushodl, [Bushel] HUDDERSFIELD A Juventiz [Events] Puiosorxer.- [Posters.- Posters] Well, my little fellow, mamma had been teazing [teaching] the learned knight to test the astonishing abilities of her boy, what are the properties of best The chief ies, [is] while cold contracts them. Very good, in- [indeed] deed. Can you give mea [me] familiar example Yes, Sir. In summer, when it is hot, the day is long; while in winter, when the day is cold, it becomes very short. The learned knight stopped his examination, and was lost in amazment [amendment] that so familiar an instance should have so long escaped his own observation. From INFORMATION I RECEIVED. -For ever on the watch, with their wits stretched to the utmost, Detec- [DEC- Detective] tive [tie] officers have, from day to day and year to year, to set themselves against every novelty of trickery and dexterity that the combined imaginations of all the law- [lawless] less rascals in England can devise, and to keep pace with every such invention that comes out. In the courts of justice the materials of thousands of stories, often elevated into the marvellous and the romantic by the circumstances of the case, are dryly compressed into the set phrase, In consequence of information I received I did so and so. Suspicion was to be directed, by care- [careful] ful [full] inference and deduction, upon the right person; the right person was to be taken, wherever he had gone or whatever he was doing to avoid detection; he is taken ; there he is at the bar; that is enough. From informa- [inform- information] tion [ion] I the officer received I did it, and, according to the custom in these cases, I say no more. These games of chess, played with live pieces, are played before small audiences, and are chronicled nowhere. The interest of the game supports the player. Its results are enough for justice. To compare great things with small, sup- [suppose] pose Leverrier [Lever] or Adams informing the public, that from information he had received he had discovered a new planet; or Columbus informing the public of his day, that from information he had received he had discovered a new continent; so the Detectives inform it that they have discovered a new fraud or an old offender, and the process is unknown.- [unknown] Dickens' Household Words, No. 20. Marks or Icnorance.-In [Ignorance.-In] one of the archive rooms belonging to Durham Castle there are some venerable documents, which contain the signatures of William the Conqueror of his son, William Rufus of Duncan, son of Malcolm, King of Scotland; of Prince Edgar of Lanfranc, [Franc] Archbishop of Canterbury of Thomas, Arch- bishop of York and William Carileph, [Carlile] Bishop of Dur- [Du] ham; of the Earls of Northumberland, De Montfort, and Chester, and of other princes, prelates, and barons of the realm and all these signatures are simply the sign of the cross, or what are now vulgarly called marks; and so were many of the deeds executed or witnessed by men of high degree for centuries afterwards. This shows that writing was an accomplishment rare even among the great of our country in those times, and so troublesome to those who could write their own names, that it was usual to put the mark only. These things bear witness to the low state of literature among all orders, and leave us to judge what must have been the ignorance of the great majority of the nation. Pass over the interval of a hundred years from the Conquest, and we find curious mention of English students going to the University of Paris, and the quality and habits of these students are thus delineated They are of noble manners and of generous dispositions. They give handsomely to the people. They dine off many dishes, and they drink plenty of wine. They then must have been of wealthy families, or they would have had no money to lavish; and no wonder, if they were notorious for eating and drinking, that the nobles themselves were so unlearned that when the King of England sent an embassy to the Pope, the Earl of Arundel stood up, after the bishops had made their speeches, and said- May it please your holiness, we, who are illiterate laymen, do not understand one word the bishops have been saying. Roger Bacon, who was a star of the next century, informs us that it took him twelve years to complete his studies, and that it cost him 2,000 livres [lives] for books and instruments; and that, after all, his contemporaries did so little appreciate his wisdom, that they persecuted him for being a conjuror. Let us advance on to another generation, and aludicrous [ludicrous] story, related of Lewis Beaumont, consecrated Bishop of Durham in 1317, will give you an insight into the sort of proficiency which some churchmen attained in the elementary art of reading. Bishop Lewis Beaumont, a Frenchman, thrust into an English bishopric, knew very little either of Latin or English. When he had to read the bull of his nomination, he was obliged to spell it over some days beforehand; but on coming to the word metropolitice, [Metropolitan] it so puzzled him that he could make nothing of it. At last he cried out, in French, Let it be supposed that I have read it. By St. Louis he was not very civil to me who wrote down that hard word. -Dr. Gilly. A New Version oF an OLD If we had not the best warranty for the following amusing circum- [circus- circumstance] stance we should almost fear to find it placed among those apocryphial [apocryphal] anecdotes which are only endurable because they are characteristic. We can, however, vouch for its perfect truth The reader is familiar with the story of Mazeppa [Maze] and its adaptation to the stage of Mr. Batty's splendid theatre, Astley's. A few evenings since, a sailor, evidently of the man-of-war breed, paid a visit to the theatre and occupied a seat in the pit. He watched the course of the story with at- [attention] tention. [mention] He sympathised with the true love of the Hetman [Herman] and the 'fayre young ladye;' [lady] he lamented the interruption it experienced, and could not at all perceive the justice of the proceeding by which the Palatine doomed Mazeppa [Maze] to be lashed to the back of a wild horse in the desert. In deference, however, to the pre- [presence] sence [Spence] of a large audience, Jack for a long time witnessed the whole proceeding with calmness, if not with patience. At length his indignation rose to a high and ungovern- [governor- ungovernable] able pitch. Seeing Mazeppa, [Maze] as he supposed, exhausted with his long gallop over the steppes, he bounded from the pit and endeavoured to make his way over the orchestra in order to put an end to such tyrannical treat- [treatment] ment [men] on the strge. [stage] He invoked his eyes and limbs to bear witness that he would not allow a gentleman to be so dealt with. He hadn't [had't] deserved it, and he (Jack) would be no matter what-if it should continue. The musicians in the orchestra remonstrated with the tar, and endeavoured to persuade him that the whole was a sham-a mere make pretence. That wouldn't [would't] do for Jack; he had the use of his senses as well as other people, and he saw what was going on; and shiver his timbers if he'd stand it at any price. The musicians, however, were too many for the honest man-of-wan's man. Unlike Mr. T. P. Cooke, who scatters a whole army of opponents single-handed, Jack succumbed tothe [tithe] united orchestral force, not, however, without express- [expressing] ing a hearty wish that he had his messmate, Big Tom, by his side, he'd soon let them feel whether a British sailor would sit quietly by and see such a thorough gentleman as Mazeppa [Maze] ill used. At length the blue jacket was induced to waive his interference and silently await the issue. Great, then, was his delight to find that justice was at length done to Mazeppa, [Maze] and his true love restored to him, with all honours and rejoicings. He would now have given a week's grog to have been allowed to jump on the stage, and congratulate the worthy gentleman on his ultimate triumph; but as this was as much out of rule ashis [ashes] proposed vi et armis [arms] inter- [interference] ference, [France] he contented himself with giving three cheers for the triumph of justice, and making the best of his way home to recount the whole matter to his old friend Big Tom. We need not say that the entire affair created the greatest amusement amongst a crowded auditory; and it is very much to Mr. Batty's credit that he and his officers treated the poor fellow's unintentional interrup- [interred- interruption] tion [ion] with kindness and consideration United Service Gazette. property of heat is, that it expands THE New Lorp [Lord] CHANCELLOR.-In ordinary cases the promotion of an individual to the highest judicial office would demand of the journalist a simple announce- [announcement] ment; [men] but in this instance we shall not be stepping out of our way if we shortly remark on the progress of this eminent person from the office desk to the woolsack. [wool sack] Sir Thomas Wilde's father was an attorney in the City. The future Chancellor was placed in St. Paul's School. He here formed an acquaintance which ripened into a lasting friendship, with Frederick Pollock, now Lord Chief Baron. From this school young Wilde was re- [removed] moved to his father's office. His unwearied industry and quickness of perception were generally observed during his clerkship, and upon his admission as aa attor- [actor- attorney] ney, [ne] business rapidly flowed in upon him. In the course of a few years, with self-reliance almost unexampled, he relinquished a practice producing several thousands a year, and was called to the bar. He chose the Western Circuit, His knowledge of the law, his zcal, [cal] his in- [industry] dustry, [industry] and a ready command of appropriate language, very shortly gave him distinction and eminence. His further history it is not necessary to trace, but we may remark that in his practice at the bar he invariably made himself master of his case; he honestly and honourably performed his duty to his client, utterly regardless of his own ease, and was far from countenancing by his ex- [example] ample the too common fault of undertaking more busi- [bus- business] ness than it is possible to perform. He was unusually zealous in his client's cause, but was a candid opponent. The unwearied industry which marked him when a boy is still in full exercise, and he has before him the ex- [example] ample of Lord Hardwicke, who, like himself when made Chancellor, had principally practised in common law courts, and who, like himself, had sat at the attorney's desk, he has, too, the rare qualification for a judge, a full and accurate general knowledge of the law, its pro- [process] cess, and its practice. The task before him appears difficult, but all his possible to the untiring industry cf a man who grudgingly gives to rest at the utmost about five hours in the twenty-four. Our purpose is not, however, to give an opinion on the appointment, or speculate as to its result, it is rather to pomt [post] out a man who, by industriously exercising his talent, has, in this aristocratic country, raised himself to the highest office in the law and the state from a very humble position. The unconnected but industrious clerk or student may, from the elevation of Sir Thomas Wilde, derive pleasure and hope.-London Paper. An ImprovED [Improved] Reaprne.- [Repairing.- You are rather late this morning, William, said good Mr. Risewiththesun toa [to] laggard apprentice who came ata [at] late hour. Yes, sir; but 'better late than never' is an old saying, replied William, Better never late, said the master, is an axiom of far mere worth, though it may not be so old. said a certain professor to a sucking philosopher, whose 'animals and their own weight. Manowep s [Manor s] Preacuincs.-His [Picnics.-His] definition of charity -embraced the wide circle of kindness. Every good -act, he would say, is charity. Your smiling in your brother's face is charity an exhortation of your fellow- [fellowman] man to virtuous deeds is equal to almsgiving; [alms giving] your putting a wanderer in the right road is charity; your assisting the blind is charity your removing stones, and thorns, and other obstructions from the road is charity ; your giving water to the thirsty is charity. A man's true wealth hereafter is the good he does in this world to his fellow-man. When he dies, people will say, 'What property has he left behind him But the angels who him pee grave will ask, 'What good deeds ou sent before thee '-Washingion '-Washing] Irving's Li of Mahomed. [maimed] gine [fine] A Yeae's [Year's] Mortatiry.-In [Mortality.-In] looking back over this space of tine, commencing with July, 1849, and ending with July, 1850, one cannot help being surprised at the number of stars of the first magnitude that have dropt [drop] from our hemisphere. In literature and the fine arts, we have to record the deaths of Wordsworth, Jeffrey, Tytler, [Tyler] Bowles, Ebenezer Elliott, Miss Jane Porter, and Etty; amongst statesmen, Sir Robert Peel; amongst divines, the Bishop of Llandaff, Norwich, and Clogher ; amongst those of the highest rank, Queen Adelaide, Charles Albert (King of Sardinia), President Taylor, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince Hohenlohe, and the Duchess of Marlborough amongst peers, Lords Car- [Canton] narvon, [nation] Albemarle, Alvanley, Alborough, [Borough] Macclesfield, Colville, Godolphin, Airlie, Methuen, and Roscommon ; amongst others less distinguished by title, Lieutenant Waghorn, [Wagon] Sir Felix Booth, Mrs. Orger, [Order] Mrs. Bartley, Mrs. Glover, and Mrs. Russell (the direct descendent of the Protector, Oliver Cromwell). SKETCH oF EpenezerR [Ebenezer] had now an op- [opportunity] portunity [port unity] of studying him more closely. When I had first seen him at his warehouse, he was dressed in a suit befitting the place, but now his appearance was that of the gentleman. He wore a black surtout with a velvet collar, and bore eye-glasses suspended with a ribbon. He walked with a rather jaunty air, or with a slight swing of the body from side to side, as one desirous to appear younger than he really was, though he did not disguise that he was fifty-eight. He was somewhat nervous, and had got an idea that he would not live long; indeed, he said he had been dying for years of consump- [consumption- consumption] tion. [ion] His general look expressed a kind of severe be- [benignity] nignity. [dignity] His head was not what phrenologists would term a good one; it was small, and of an oval shape, but his forehead was neither high nor broad. He said his wife was hiscritic. [his critic] Her familiarly affectionate man- [manner] ner [ne] of addressing him as Ebby or Eb, sounded rather oddly in my ears. He could not write, he said, unless he was warm and comfortable, and generally sat near the oven, which washismuse. [washhouse] ' Two anecdotes which I heard of him may serve to indicate the fearless self-will of his character. He had taken a pipe of wine from a merchant, in liquidation of a debt. The mer- [Mr- merchant] chant's creditors requested the wine to be given up, and employed a solicitor to write to him about it. The cholera was then raging, and he returned for answer, Tf you were all dying of the cholera, and one drop of that wine would save your lives, you should not have it It was his custom when speaking in public, to hold a card in his hand, on which he had written the heads of his address. Getting up on one occasion, putting on his spectacles, and taking out his card, a person in the meeting said, He's going to read his speech Elliott glanced with ineffable disdain at this person, and said, Do you think I am such a fool as you-to come here and not know what I am going to say '-Wathin's '-Within's] Life of Ebenezer Elliott. THE Brrrish [British] ASsoctaTION [Association] AND THE LATE Sir ROBERT PeEt.-Sir [Pete.-Sir] D. Brewster, in his inaugural address as pre- [president] sident [silent] of the British Association, at their meeting in Edinburgh, thus referred to the loss sustained by science in the death of Sir Robert Peel -From the facts which I have already mentioned, and from many others to which I might have referred, the members of the as- [association] sggiation [suggestion] will observe, with no common pleasure, that the government of this country has, during the last 20 years, been extending their patronage of science and the arts. That this change was effected by the interference of the British Association, and by the writings and per- [personal] sonal [tonal] exertions of its members, could, were it necessary, be easily proved. But though men of all shades of political feeling have applauded the growing wisdom and liberality of the state,and though various individuals are entitled to share in the applause, yet there is one statesman-alas too early and too painfully torn from the affections of his country-whom the science of England must ever regard as its warmest friend and its greatest benefactor. To him we owe new institutions for advancing science, and new colleges for extending education; and had Providence permitted him to follow out, in the serene evening of life, and in the maturity of his powerful intellect, the views which he had cherished amid the distructions [instructions] of political strife, he would have rivalled the Colbert of another age, and would have completed the systematic organisation of science, and literature, and art, which has been the pride and the glory of another land. These are not the words of idle eulogy, or the expressions of a groundless expectation. Sir Robert Peel had entertained the idea of attaching to the Royal Society a number of active members, who should devote themselves wholly to scientific pursuits; and I had the satisfaction of communicating to him, through a mutual friend, the remarkable fact that I had found among the MSS. [MISS] of Sir Isaac Newton a written scheme of improving the Royal Society, precisely similar fo that which he contemplated. Had this idea been realised, it would have been but the first instalment of a debt long due to science and the nation, and it would have fallen to the lot of some more fortunate statesman to achieve a glorious name by its complete discharge. Mr. Waterton, OF Walton Hatt. [That] The Dublin Tablet contains the following credulous letter from Mr, Waterton I visited Rome in 1817, and being anxious to know all about the pictures which had moved their eyes in the eventful times of 1796-7, [W-7] I got introduced by the late Sir Thomas Gage, of Hengrave, to a gentle- [gentleman] man every way qualified to meet my inquirics. [enquiries] He was a professed father of the Society of Jesus, and was noted for his great piety and superior talents. He took me to the picture which hung at the Archetto, [Archer] a little archway affording a passage from one street to another. At the time we reached the place, there were some twenty people on their knees, praying before the pic- [picture] ture. [true] As my companion was in a sacerdotal dress, I had no apprehensions that ourapparent [our apparent] intrusion would be taken in an improper point of view. So we respect- [respectfully] fully passed them all, and we went quite close up to the picture and the professed father said, that in 1796, having brought a pair of compasses with him, he placed them on the eye of the picture, and he saw distinctly the eye-ball move beyond the point of the compasses, first to the right and then back again to the left; and that he made this experiment several times, on several days. This picture of the Blessed Virgin, at the Ar- [Archer] chetto, [cheat] is very beautiful; and although fifty-three years have now elapsed since the miraculous movement of its eyes, the Archetto [Archer] is still continually frequented ; scarcely a passenger going by who does not kneel down to say a prayer or two at the little oratory. The fact of public devotion at this picture having been now kept up from the year 1796 to the present time is enough of itself, one would think, to satisfy the most incredulous of the authenticity of the miracle. For my part, keep- [keeping] ing in mind the disastrous doings which took place towards the close of the last century, I believe that these prodigies are warnings of approaching miseries ; and that when the ends of offended Omnipotence shall have been fulfilled, they will be followed by a plentiful donation from above of balm and to the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church, the pride and com- [comfort] fort of England, for nine hundred years without any interruption. CHARLES W ATERTON. [WATERTON] Walton Hall, July 22nd, 1850. [W] THE Patent Impursoria.-An [Impure.-An] ingenious means of ap- [applying] plying animal power to the working of railways, so as to supersede the costly locomotive-engine, has lately been invented in Italy, and exhibited experimentally upon the South-Western Railway. It consists in introducing the animals into a kind of coach, called impulsoria, [impulse] by which the transmit their acting power to the leading wheels. This transmission is conveyed by very simple means, rendering useful both tke [the] driving power of the The horse being thus introduced into the impulsoria, [impulse] is placed upon a per- [perfectly] 'fectly [perfectly] rectilinear, artificial ground, or platform, turning so easily that the animal, which is yoked to the shafts, when it walks does not itself advance but what amounts to the same thing, the platform itself is pushed back- [backward] ward by thisartificial [this artificial] ground platform, called by the paten- [patent- patentee] tee pedivella, [medieval] is moved a tree, around which is a pulley, from which, by means of a rope, the motion is conveyed to the axletree of the leading wheels. The varying proportions between the diameters of the pulleys give different degrees of speed. The horses are to be worked always at their usual pace, whilst thenew [then] locomotive will be able to run at any requisite speed, even at sixty miles an hour, without even altering the usual walking pace of the horses, which are inside the impulsoria, [impulse] as on the floor of a room, sheltered from the weather. The new machine, whose inventor is Signor Clemente Masserano, [Serrano] from Pignerol, [General] Piedmont, has been brought from Italy to England, and deposited at the Nine Elms terminus of the South-Western Rail- [Railway] way, where it may be seen working on the line. The impulsoria [impulse] runs either way, like the steam-engine but the driving-horses do not change direction or move- [movement] ment. [men] They can instantly be stopped, without dropping the machine and the machine can likewise be stopped, whilethe [while the] horses continue to walk on the pedivella, [medieval] without transmitting motion to the leading wheels. By the simple manner in which the horses exercise their moving power on the new machine, they can work easily the usual time (commonly about eight hoursaday). [Thursday] During these eight hours the impulsoria [impulse] can run at least over thirty miles eight times; and as four horses do not cost more than 2s. each per day, it would be an expense of 8s. only, instead of 6 on account of coke only, the cost of which is sixpence each mile run. RoyaL [Royal] COLLEGE OF SURGEONS.-The following gentle- [gentlemen] men having undergone the necessary examinations for the diploma, were admitted members of the college at the meet- [meeting] ing of the Court of Examiners on the 6th instant --Messrs. ward Hunt, Hampsteads, [Hampstead] Bacup, Lancashire Hastwell [Hastily] Tho Cottingley [Knottingley] House, Bradford, Yorkshire John Rigby, Preston, Lancashire; Thomas Laneaster, [Eastern] Rateliffe [Radcliffe] Bridge, near Manchester. CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1850. LIFE OF AN ECCENTRIC CHARACTER. A case tried at the Stafford assizes, one day last week, made public some very strange particulars in the career of a country gentleman, whom habits of dissipation, unregulated passions, and other causes, had rendered notoriously insane. Though the subject of the story died above thirty years ago, the facts are curious, and worth repeating. The trial was an action of ejectment [enactment] to try the validity of a will made by this man, Thomas Bainbrigge, [Pawnbroker] Esq., in 1818. It appeared that Mr. Bain- [Pawnbroker] brigge [bridge] was the representative of a very ancient family in Derbyshire, Warwickshire, and Staffordshire, and inherited considerable estates in those counties,' to which, in the course of his life, he made considerable additions. In early life he was a man of very refined and polished manners, and moved in the best society, both in London and in the country. He became attached to a young lady. Some difference arose as to a marriage settlement. His father would not consent to his mar- [marriage] riage, [ridge] and she died. This event soured his temper, and he became somewhat less fond of society than he had been, and after his father's death retired to a seat on the borders of Sherwood Forest. This was about the year 1789. He had a servant there who was called Elizabeth Parker, or Mrs. Betsey,-a person of some attractions. This woman lived in his house in such a manner that she had a child by him-a daughter. She afterwards preferred another man to him, and he turned her off, giving her, however, a pension. His illegitimate daughter remained in his house till seventeen years of age, when she had an intrigue with his coachman, and a child was born. Though bitterly enraged by this affair, he was fond of his grandchild, whom he named Marianne, and whom he brought up in his own home. His daughter, however, again offended him. She eloped with Arnold, the son of a farmer with whom Mr. Bainbrigge [Pawnbroker] had a quarrel about game, and married him. From that time Mr. Bainbrigge [Pawnbroker] hated her, and the Arnolds, [Arnold] intensely but strangely enough he be- [became] came more than ever fond of the grandchild Marianne ; he set aside 300 a-year for her maintenance and education. Of the daughter he never took the slightest notice, and her name was not allowed to be mentioned by the servants. In 1815 he came to live in Green-lane, Derby. He went in August to Derby races, and was there thrown from his horse, and so se- [severely] verely [very] injured in the head that he was supposed to be dying. His daughter then made several attempts to see him, but he would not see her, saying he knew her ob- [object] ject [jet] was to get his money. At that time, in 1815, he seemed to be sane. He mixed in society, kept his house in order, his servants in livery; was in the habit of going out to dinner; was distinguished by activity and intelligence as a magistrate; his manners were polished, his language refined and he was in every respect a highly educated gentleman. He had alwaysa [always] slight tendency to eccentricity and irritability, which greatly increased after the accident at Derby races, and was aggravated much by habits of high living and drink- [drinking] ing a great deal of liquor. Wine and spirits never made him drunk, but excited his irritability. At the close of 1815, he removed from Green-lane, Derby, to another street called Osmanton-street, [Edmonton-street] in Derby. From that time a material change was observed in his habits, from which it was clear that his mind was utterly gone. His dress was so neglected that he became a marked cha- [ca- character] racter. [Carter] His clothes were filthy and unclean, old, and covered with lice, and such as a beggar would not pick off a scarecrow. He never washed himself, and the stench from him was intolerable his stockings were in holes, his coat out at the elbows, his trousers broken, his hat was such as the boys put on Guy Fawkes, and altogether his appearance was such that the boys used to follow him through the streets of Derby, crying out Mad Bainbrigge. [Pawnbroker. His house was in keeping with his person-dirty, filthy, filled with vermin of all kinds, and altogether of a most wretched and revolting description. When he rode out in his carriage it was unwashed and uncleaned, and covered with the dirt of the fowls which roosted in it. His horses were not groomed, and he took any of his farm labourers, without any change of dress, to drive it. He used to crouch so near the fire that his coat tails were burned off. He used to go to buy his own fish and meat, and was once met in the streets of Derby with fish covered with blood hanging out of his coat pockets. He was once seen bringing home a slaughtered ox on the top of his carriage. Another time he brought home a, calf's head and pluck on the bow of his saddle. He wore a flannel waist- [waistcoat] coat from March to July without once washing it, and when remonstrated with once on the subject, he said washing would spoil flannel. When he had some friends at dinner once the servant brought him a cold plate He ordered him to keep it at the fire till he called for it, and when he did, and the man brought it, it burned his (Mr. Bainbrigge's) [Pawnbroker's] fingers and thereupon he seized a roast goose that was on the table by the legs and flung it after the man, and cursed and swore at him, and kicked him out of the room. He used to mutter frequently to himself, I must go to the devil but I am not ready yet. All religious feeling departed, and he cursed and blasphemed in a most frightful manner-in such a manner that no one could doubt that he was in a state of complete mental aberration. There could be no better proof of this than the change in his conduct respecting his grand-daughter, Marianne. In 1815 he had taken great precautions for her education, but sub- [subsequently] sequently, [subsequently] so lost was he to all proper feeling, that he taught her to curse and swear, and encouraged her in the most incredible obscenity, and in the use of lan- [language] guage [gauge] to which none but the most depraved could listen. So long as he had women servants they remonstrated against this course of education for the child, but he only laughed and enjoyed it, saying, She was a chip off the old block. He used to compel one man to do his work by presenting a blunderbuss at him whenever any thing was done that did not please him. He offered to fight his farm bailiff if he would not go up to his neck in a pool of water, and because he did not he discharged him, and then caused him to be summoned for desert- [deserting] ing his service and to be imprisoned for twenty-eight days. Even when they did not offend him he often wantonly attacked them. One day he came into the kitchen, found a servant toasting bread, and bending down with her back to him, when he stole up to her and stuck a fork with all his strength into her posteriors, aud [and] then ran out, and she did not recover for a month. He had forty servants in a few months, as none would stop with him for more than a few days. He took it into his head that meat was never so good as when it was full of maggots, and he used to keep it till it got into that state, and even once bought 4 ewt. [et] of putrid meat, though he had only in his family one servant, besides himself and granddaughter. Once, when a butcher came to kill a pig, after making the butcher drink as much as he could, he mixed the remainder of a bottle of gin in the wash for the pig, and made the pig drunk before it was killed. He fancied he had communications with the devil, and used sometimes to order his bedroom door to be kept shut, in order to keep the devil out; and sometimes his windows to be left open, in order that the devil might go out. In 1817 he went to the Derby races in his carriage, a man driving it who had a wisp of straw round his hat, himself and his grandchild covered with rags, and his footman in a similar manner. He had a stallion which used to break out of a paddock in which it was kept, and get to mares when people did not want him to do so; he therefore put him into a stable with a large loose box. The horse got lame, and so indignant was he, that he sat in judg- [judge- judgment] ment [men] on him, sentenced him to seven years' transport- [transportation] ation, [action] and then committed it to imprisonment and solitary confinement. The horse was accordingly kept in partial darkness, with no straw to lie on, and only as much hay and water as would keep life in him; and at the end of four months, when he was almost starved to death and had dung up io his belly, and the servants told the master he was all but dead, the answer was, Well he is just alive-keep him so; he has not served out his time. In May, 1818, he left Derby to reside at his house at Woodseat. [Eastwood] This, too, was overrun with vermin, largeand [large and] small, and when a servant complained that the rats were so numerous that the place was like a rabbit warren, he said he would by no means have them killed; they were his game, and he preferred them to hares and rabbits. The house was in a most forlorn condition; the windows were broken, and the pigeons nestled on the shelves of the library, which contained some most valuable books, and on being remonstrated with about it he said it wasa [was] good place for the pigeons. So things continued till the Saturday before his death, June 13,1818. On that day he went to Draycot, and drank a great deal-at least a quart of branky-saying [brandy-saying] it would be good for his gout. He got home to Wood- [Eastwood] seat on Sunday night. On the Monday he got up, but about midday he was put to bed in his clothes, and in those clothes he lingered from Monday till the Saturday, when he died. AFFECTING ACCIDENT.-Lately at Purton, Wilts, three children named Matthews, aged ten and three, and an in- [infant] fant, [ant] were playing with a child's carriage on the towing- [towing path] path of a canal, and while the eldest and the infant were seated in the carriage, which the other had been apparently trying to draw, the pole had come out and the two children were precipitated, with their little vehicle, into the water. The other child ran to some haymakers in a neighbouring field, but could not make itself understood for crying, and, unfortunately, no one had the curiosity to follow it. The child, on returning, sat down on the bauk [bank] and cried itself It was afterwards found in that state, and then the other children were fonnd [found] lying dead at the bottom of the canal, with their little carriage floating over them. Potsonine [Poisoning] By 4 DistnFecTING [Disinfecting] FLUID.-A very singular trial came on at Ipswich last Monday, in which a woman named Mary Robinson was charged with the murder ot her son by administering to him a quantity of Burnett's Disin- [Dyson- Disinfecting] fecting [getting] Fluid. The case, from its novelty, excited much interest. fluid contains fifty per cent of oxide of zinc, the poisonous properties of which are of course well known, but no one had ever previously been deprived of life by means. The evidence as to be guilt of the the mother appeared in many respects conclusive but on the whole the jury were na convinced of a deliberate attempt to murder, and a verdict of 'not guilty was returned. A Hare By a Rat.-A farmer, living near Kir- [Kirk- Cartwright] cudbright, [cud bright] while going through one of his fields, a few days since, saw a rat attacking a hare, rescued the wounded hare, carried it to a considerable distance, and then re- [released] leased it. The rat seems, however, to have followed his half-captured prey, for the clean-picked skeleton of a hare was found a day or two afterwards near the spot whi- [who- who] ther [the] the wounded hare had been carried. 3 CREAM OF PUNCH. A DONKEY ON BALLOONS. a1 Mr. Puncn.-I [Punch.-I] am a public jackass; [jacks] in a wo ang [an] the very donkey that, from the days of my foalhood, [foal hood] has been put up for the other twopence. I know what it is to be elevated above the world; and therefore beg to be heard-in reply to Mr. Norton, the worthy magistrate of Lambeth-or his unguarded opinions ex- [expressed] pressed a few days ago upon the meditated ascent from Vauxhall of a horse, belly-banded toa [to] balloon, with Mr. Green upon the horse's back. Mr. Norton said, a wooden or hobby-horse would serve just as well. By no means; for the whole fun of the thing-the whole interest of the matter-is in the chance whether the horse shall not come tumbling from the sky (with the balloon-man upon or off his back) so much dog's-meat. Why, Mr. Punch, did the people drop their mouths and open their eyes with wonder and exultation, when they saw me-(for of late, the police have forbidden my professional exertions; and I am now, for the benefit of my health and the exercise of young ladies, on the donkey-stand at Gravesend)-when they saw me, I Say tied helpless to a ladder and that ladder balanced upor [upon] the chin of the man-monster who thus supported me Why, the whole pleasure was in the thought. that I might come down with a smash upon the stones-that I might break my legs, or my neck 3 or haply tumbling upon my persecutor, break his neck into the bargain. Witbout [Without] this pleasant stimulus, do you think that even an enlightened English public would have clubbed the other twopence to send me up Why, no. But the money was subscribed (too often, I shudder at the thoughts of it, too quickly subscribed) in the fiend- [fiendish] ish hope that I should no sooner be up than down. It is upon the same principle that a humane and thoughtful people put down their shilling to see a horse carried into the clouds. It is the danger to the poor brute that is the intellectual sauce to the refined, the money-giving Christian Mr. Punch, I have often thought of writing my recol- [recoil- recollections] lections [elections] under the title of The Ladder of Life. If next winter I can keep out of the hands of a sandman, or any other such low dealer, I shall have time enough, and will certainly attempt it. Then I'll let the world know with what pity, with what contempt, an elevated jack- [jacks] ass may look down upon the mob Then will f describe the emotions of disgust and scorn, sublimed by an asinine sense of superiority that possessed me ; whilst from the Ladder, with meekly-seeming face, but with an outraged and burning heart, I, the four-legged ass, looked down upon the biped donkeys beneath me. I don't know at the time I write whether Mr. Green will go into the clouds upon horseback but if he does, I know what I'd do, if I only had the power I'd make him for his pains take his next trip into the sky not on the back of a horse, but on the back of a porcupine. Your obedient servant, TWoOPENCE [Twopence] MORE AND UP WENT THE DONKEY. P.S. As I write this on a Saturday, I have sent it under cover to Lord Russell, that-he being a minister -you may get it early through him on Monday morning. Perhaps you'll be a little surprised at the elegance of my literary style. I feel it myself. But the fact is, all the Midsummer holidays I've every day carried Miss Indigo -a lady who's drinking our milk here for weak health, and who has at this minute a book of promising poems somewhere in the press. PARLIAMENTARY ALMANACK.-Latter [ALMANAC.-Latter] end of July, ' pairing time begins. RIDDLE For LorD [Lord] AsHLEY.-Q. [Ashley.-Q] Why is the condition of a medical man without patients like that of a Sabba- [Sabbath- Sabbatarian] tarian [train] eating a hot dinner on a Sunday A. Because it is profession without practice. Hear Hear -We don't wonder at the delay in getting through the Appeal business in the House of Lords, notwithstanding the activity of Lord Brougham, for in that house everything is very hard of hearing. THE SratEsMan's [Statesman's] Dream.-Alderman Humphrey, in the course of a debate on the new House of Commons, said, that, in consequence of its limited accommoda- [accommodation- accommodation] tion, [ion] members would often go out to take a nap in the library. We are quite sure that no member anxious for a nap will take the trouble to go out into the library. He will merely keep his seat during a debate, and ex- [exhausted] hausted [exhausted] nature will soon find repose. SABBATARIAN FRatTeRNiITy.- [Fraternity.- Fraternity] The Morning Post of Monday, last week, stated that some persons of authority in the neighbourhood of Mecklenburgh-square, [Mecklenburg-square] Doughty- [Doughty street] street, Foundling Hospital, had, on the previous Sunday caused the pump in that vicinity to be actually locked up-secured with a strong iron chain and padlock. This tyrannical behaviour towards a pump shows how very little the Sabbatarians are actuated by brotherly love. THE DECLINE oF EnGLanD. -Lord [England. -Lord] Brougham tells us that an absolute prostration of the understanding takes place, in this country, even amongst the bravest men, whenever the word 'prince' is mentioned. We were not aware of this debasing fact, but if the English understanding does become prostrate on such ocea- [ocean- occasions] sions, [Sons] we can safely answer it can be only amongst the ats. Conversations OF LorD [Lord] BrovcHim.-A [Bronchi.-A] little book with the above taking title will shortly be published. It will consist of the conversations held by Lord Brougham in the House of Lords, either on presenting petitions, or whilst the debates are going on. It is expected not to exceed eighteen volumés, [volumes] uniform in size with the Conversations of Lord Byron. The announcement has caused an unusual excitement amongst the butter-trade. THE PARLIAMENTARY Parrinc [Prince] day the paper contains a short list of what may be termed happy pairs, consisting of a number of blessed couples of members of parliament, who have paired for the remainder of the session. In every instance the parties paired are by no means well matched, and, look- [looking] ing at the difference of opinion on both sides, we should say there never could be more decided cases of ill- [asserted] assorted unions. A Knockine [Knocking] at THE Door.-The papers last week contained an account of some unseemly opposition to the opening of a door for the judge at Neweastle, [Newcastle] when his lordship was desirous of getting to his colleague, to consult him on a point of law pending a question of life or death to a prisoner then under trial. The block- [blockading] ading [adding] party consisted of a number of county magistrates, who had a most appropriate leader and spokesman in an individual named Monk, for the whole affair, as reported, reads very like a remnant of truly monkish ignorance. PEEL AND WoRpDsworTH.-Statues [Wordsworth.-Statues] and monuments of many kinds are to be erected to the memory of Peel. We rejoice thereat and, rejoicing, wish the number doubled. But how about Wordsworth No monu- [mon- monument] ment [men] to him-or only one at most Shelley has called poets the unacknowledged legislators of mankind. Wordsworth has been a most potent legislator some- [something] thing more than M.P. for Rydal Mount. Nevertheless, as only being a legislator in print, and not in partlia- [partly- Parliament] ment, [men] he isa legislator unacknowledged. Lord John proposes no statue for him. FLEETING PoruLarrry.-There [Primary.-There] is a gentleman named Hamet [Hamer] who is enjoying just now a large amount of popularity as the bedfellow of the hippopotamus. Un- [Unfortunately] fortunately, the career of this individual hangs on slender thread-the thread in question being the life of the animal from whom he derives all the eclat that at present belongs to him. Should anything happen to the hippopotamus, it is too clear that poor Hamet [Hamer] will be no longer a subject of interest. Hippopotami are so rare that it 18 very unlikely another would be found to attach himself to Hamet, [Hamer] who would at once fall into the ranks of wretched insignificance. There have been many instances of this sort of reflected fame, and there have been known one or two cases of renown having been shed on humbler persons, by the companionship of Lord Brougham, whom we may describe as the moral, social, intellectual, and political hippopotamus of the present day, for his lordship is certainly, in all respects, a prodigy. How To Teach MANNERS To THE was on the 4th of June that I beheld for the first time the rhinoceros. Having taken some coffee, I rode out unattended, with my rifle, and before proceeding far I fell in with a huge white rhinoceros with a large calf, standing in a thorny grove. Getting my wind, she set off at a top speed through thick thorny bushes, the calf, as is invariably the case, taking the lead, and the mother guiding its course by placing her horn, generally about three feet in length, against its ribs. My horse shied very much at first, alarmed at the strange apperance [appearance] of Chukuroo, Chicory, but by a sharp application of spur and jambok [Jumbo] I prevailed upon him to follow, and presently, the ground improving, I got alongside, and firing at the gallop, sent a bullet through her shoulder. She con- [continued] tinued [continued] her pace with blood streaming from the wound, and very soon reached an impracticable thorny jungle, where I could not follow, and instantly lost her. In half an hour I fell in with a second rhinoceros, being an old bull of the white variety. Dismounting, I crept within twenty yards, and saluted him with both barrels in the shoulder, upon which he made off, uttering a loud blowing noise, and upsetting everything that ob- [obstructed] structed [instructed] his progress. Shortly after this I found myself on the banks of the stream beside which my waggons were outspanned. [out spanned] Following along its margin, I pre- [presently] sently [sent] beheld a bull of the borélé, [barely] or black rhi [hi] oceros, [eros] standing within a hundred yards of me. Dismounting from my horse I secured him toa [to] tree, and then stalked within twenty yards of the huge beast under cover of a large strong bush. Borelé, [Barely] hearing me advance, came on to see what it was, and suddenly protruded his horny nose within twenty yards of me. Knowing well that a front shot would not prove deadly, I sprang to my feet and ran behind the bush. Upon this the villain charged, blowing loudly, and chased me round the bush. Had his activity been equal to his ugliness, my would have terminated h but i agility had the advantage in the 'turn, agit [act] a short time eyeing me Sen th bush, he got a wiff [wife] of w at on i i blowe [blow] ing toes, and erecting his yt sauce il, he wheeled about, leavi [leave] Master when I sent a bullet 'his ribs to touch hing 'manners.- [manners] Cummings' five Years of a Hunterd [Hunter] Life