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eee [see] THE. HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, JULY 13, 1850. 3 LP. Baileys Ange Age] World. ) (Prim afar Venetian maid, . her lover said 5 6 very day, wed. lady, what to do, sow tell wand of thine; To wid [id] th soul and body, too, ize divine, such 2 prize Cer [Er ent [end] sei [se] psve [pave] the bridal ring, id sea. J the Doge shall w e forth the Doge and aie [are] Cand [And] sailed upon the S235 [S] 's strain waved, and music The soft and heavenwardly [heavenward] . om waves raced to seize the ring ajc [ac] glided through them glittering. e lover through the array hed [he] by the Doge's side- [damage] plume and mantle gay aT lashing 0D the tide; a shriek, but down he dived, e qo follow where the ring arrived. that all above t so long, elt [let] him gone for aye, they 'twas his haughty love Nor ee ed and swooned away. rose to light, half dead, aid the ring above his head. a the lover smiled ; Tt deemed he would xe dared it was a foolish child- [child and] and Joved [Jove] as none else could. wiqake [wake] it, and be a faithful bride Jo death, the lover said, and died. The lady to 4 convent hied, And took the holy vows, and was till death a faithful bride To her eternal spouse. And then the ring her lover gave They buried with her in the grave. READINGS. has once got hold of a lie, it is asto- [Aston- Aston] i bate mt js to get it out of the world. we j grows Upon people it begins in cobwebs and spot known by his furniture, but qualities ; 4 we to be esteemed for virtue not wealth. men ration 18 commonly firm and firmness is com- [commit] git succes [success] oorator [orator] can ee good wi es. . em js one disease that a miser 1s pretty sure never oe that is enlargement of the heart. aged . J laugh at my own ancestors; judge, is oe fellow, what I might do with yours.- [yours] sure in effect with him who can ice 7 mposity [post] of speech, striveth [strive] to be ia fo, OF the wise, for holiday and pleasance, [pleasant] sith [Smith] the fool's best bauble. sa pradence [prudence] and politeness warn us that a man to his dress and to his ad-dress in youth gar please, in age that he may not dis-please. ke an appearance beyond your fortune, either my juipage. [page] Or entertainment, is a certificate of a ater [after] weakness in your character than to keep iguity [equity] and permanence to the evanescent of 2 moment. Saptlived [salivated] as nan undoubtedly is, he in many in- [ines] wos [wis] survives himself his soul, his understanding, s, fancy, remembrances, often die before his Tat Goon OLD MeTHoD [Method] oF Cornrectrnc [Incorrect] a DomEs- [Does- Domestic] c-Is [Is] December, 1660 [W This morning, observing gsnot [snot] laid up as they should be by my girl, I roam and basted her till she cried extremely. Puss Dray. How 10 Make a AMBassaDOR.-The [Ambassador.-The] sure mr to make a foolish ambassador is to bring him up to What can an English Minister abroad really want and bold heart, a love for his country, and inten [intend] commandments Your art diplomatic is stuff; wruly [truly] great wan now would negotiate upon any such salow [slow] principles -Coleridge. Gomors [Comers] Ties For Lanirs.-In [Lines.-In] the reign of Queen f Scotland, the parliament passed an act that uaden [laden] lady, of high or low degree, should have iheny [hen] to chouse [house] fur a husband the man on whom fancy. If a man refused to marry her, he heavily fined, according to the value of his worldly A ne only ground of exemption was pre- [betrothal] 'Sut [St] Worps [Works] srt [st] PRovE [Prove] THE May. I can to the doctrine of that sermon, said a ded [de] who was wont to doze in 'cry Sunday, to a neighbour, as they were out of church toyether. [together] Can't subscribe rey [re why, I saw you nodding assent to every 'wuot [wit] know what people mean by mere beauty. as well talk of inere [irene] sunlight, mere good- [good affection] affection Beauty is beauty godlike in its godlike in its perfection. To say that it is not ele [Lee] is to ask the moral of the rose. To me 'st senourh [Senor] lovely in itself, but lovelier, I admit, stling [sting] in the white wonder of her bosom where head would fain repose.-Leader. YL OF Goop Ix Turxss [Texas] Evi.-We [Vi.-We] can get this world worth keeping, not as much as a except out of purifying flame 'rengtheuiug [length] peril, We err; we fall; we be ve wall ore carefully. We greedily se Gat [At] of the gilded cup of vice, or wallet of avarice; we are sickened, Serything [Everything] cood [cod] in us rebels against us our bitterly against our bodies there is iwar war if the soul has strength, it con- [concrete] tucreafter.-Currer [thereafter.-Cure] Bell. Ht Two Flower a flowers wre [re] like women in their beauty S'0 [S] they oncit [inst] to grow up together. No complece [complete] without a woman in it; rng [ng] lovely as when she is surrounded on ould old] have her fragrant bouquet at a4 ve aunts in her parlour; if possible, etter [letter] thin es shrubs in her conservatory SM the ye Supplying all, every So ate OH d should have a flower garden. a yy. 2 TE ay 1 oe aud [and] Nes [Ne] en looks Whig lias [has] ld anak [ana] the least gallantry or paternal feel- [flake] uke [Duke] a flower garden for his wife and ery very] Lou c-the smallest cottage in the Well a 73, ee . fl in tué [tue] mansion-should have ( ics, [is] pinks, and other odoriferous - - 40 Gouble. [Double] but bring with them every aud [and] fragrance, 7 Siti Sit] of ny b j ic be of It is not heat yas [as] temper, as exhibited in etn [ten] ee that. has the most perni- [pen- persuade] thea [the] conduct and happiness; it is Regge [Legge] ge ee of cool, deliberate spite, and ten tine wont, 'Host to be guarded against. It el ty Pose meaning kills. The speech re cones selflove, [soulful] or wound our ten- [tenable] fal [al] Lauper under this garb that is te ae t pernicious; when inflicting a vies ch a mild and placid face, then if oe and disgusting. The vio- [vi- sentence] Sentence any often subsides into affec- [affect- effect] 8 but wothis [this] ve disarmed of its offen- [offer- offence] h Se disarias [diaries] the other sort of Sit is ty te 2, one's mind what a le. whence. the body and, like the spikes of ee, ocr [or] IU luoves [lives] it lacerates and tears Pow Fp Neel [Nee] OF (ers [es] Lee Pwsuits [Suits] and inclinations of of power if not to and sway, at least to the Independent action. It is 7, i cvery [very] manner and by Th rank, in station, in know- [know bravery] bravery and boldness, by art- [art] ou Muy), [May] Bi tj on, by pen, by sword, by trum- [rum- tram] a Loser, however pursued and ob- [bow] of man, and the ject [jet] of his for the ics [is] or zezard, [hazard] and have no CMM [MM] dy GS affairs. But there is i tue world for him who is in CL x 2 fin - Tt ix Sti [St] i ; d the following in a ig 1 elem of Ou, a that during the first few a then a girl between eo tal 8 Of age, some sentences of a oe tented for her signature. One is deat [dear] A soldier was condemned to ep tant [tan] Was presented to the 5 the offen [offer] She read it, paused, and [C] You BO had laid it befor [before] 3 ore her, and noth; [not] ae UNE [NE] ty Kay 1 las Say in behalf of this man ' Wink. & ie 7 he Hien [Hie] three times sai [said] oe uy lord was k said the young Veteran 2 he rn et reply. 'And, ising [using (for ane [an] related the circumstance i Hei ep you' Other than the Duke of ui bly [by] , westy [West] so earnest about it, I ine [in] goa [go] POKG [POKE] 9. 2 8 b j Sug [Su] 7 NE as to Li but there was some- [some] Fe sf 800d r, and he ma Lor [Or] aug [ag t nn Que a the I know to aia [ais] cae [car] 4 i eh the 204 hastily rite the contrary. exclaimed the Kee haya [hay] ital page 2 Wtiting [Writing] pardoned in large reg iy sent it across the table Cagerness [eagerness] and beautiful Vices, like shadows, great and monstrous. pe ae ment [men] in favour of univ A u- alone we deny. le the y eating vegetables and fruit country feds one ry are on exclusively vegetable di i of their frames is less, their and racter [Carter] is degraded, and their liability to disease increased. The statistics of the late epidemic of cholera remarkabl [remarkable] confirm this statement,-whether we regard the anions affected or particular classes of the communities in which it has occurred. Wherever an exclusively vege- [vere- vegetable] table diet has been adopted, there has this disease been most prevalent and destructive.-Athenewm. [destructive.-Matthewman] Hasrts [Asserts] or THE Liox.-The [Lion.-The] habits of the lion are ; during the day he lies concealed of some low bushy tree or wide- [widen] one forth when ths J commences his night When he is successful in his beat, and has his prey, he does not roar much that night, only uttering occasionlly [occasion] a few low moans that is, provided no in- [intruders] truders [traders] approach him, otherwise the case would be very different. '- ' T remarked a fact connected with the lion's hour of drinking peculiar to themselves they seemed unwilling to visit the fountains with good moon- [moonlight] light. Thus, when the moon rose early, the lions deferred their hour of watering until late in the morn- [morning] ing; and when the moon rose late, they drank at a very early hour in the night. ' Owing to the tawny colour of the coat with which nature has robed him, he is perfectly invisible in the dark 3 and although I have often heard them loudly lapping the water under my very nose, not twenty yards from me, I could not pos- [post- possibly] sibly [silly] make out so much as the outline of their forms. When a thirsty lion comes to water, he stretches out his massive arms, lies down on his breast to drink, and makes a loud lapping noise in drinking not to be mis- [is- mines] en. He continues lapping up the water for a long while, and four or five times during the proceeding he pauses for half a minute, as if to take breath. One thing conspicuous about them is their eyes, which, in a dark night, glow like two balls of fire.-R. G. Cumming. Co-OPERATION aMONG [among] WoRkING [Working] MeEn.-It [Men.-It] is stated that, within not many years past, 3,000,000 sterling have been expended in this country in strikes for wages. I do not think the working classes have been paid in- [interest] terest [interest] upon that outlay. Here is a capital The men that can raise even in the course of years such a sum as this, must be able, when they apply themselves with de- [determination] termination to the purpose, to realize capital enough to make themselves masters of engines, which work now only for the benefit of individual capitalists. Your steam-engine is impartial, and is no respector [respect] of per- [persons] sons he will work as much for the labourer as for the lord. He will work for those who use him best, who have the greatest knowledge how to employ his mighty and varied powers. The time will indeed be a happy one when, by co-operation thus applied, steam and other great mechanical powers shall work, not for individuals only, but for the mass of the community ; when they sustain the great amount of human toil, when their contributions to the public good are realized [realised] by those who most need them. It is said that there are legal difficulties in the way of such co-operation. It is a great shame that it should be; and the subject is well worth probing to the bottom as to such difficul- [difficult- difficulties] ties.- [ties] W. J. Fox. THE Ocean Monarcn [Monarch] tv Dancer.-The end of this book is to proclaim danger the feather has been flung up, and we find that Euroclydons [Erections] and Siroccos are abroad. And we find that with a lazy dreaming crew there is small hope for the salvation of the vessel. This Ocean Monarch drifting among the breakers demands an energetic crew, cannot spare a single hand from the necessary labour. Deeper and deeper does she sink ; higher and higher is the water in her hold. A few on board see the danger; but one-half of the crew is boisterously rude and ignorant of all vital knowledge; and the other half, that has the power to save, the means and the influenceand [influence and] the knowledge lolls listlessly in the saloons amid perfumes and delicacies, lisping a languid let us alone to all who come to warn them. Nay more such heaps of fashionable fripperies have they, such a chaos of packages, of pier-glasses, rouge- [rouge pots] pots and epergnes, [eagerness] that the one chief cause of the vessel's foundering is the ponderosity [ponderous] of their accumu- [acme- accumulated] lated [late] trash. Whoshall [Who shall] gainsay, therefore, that the only chance for this poor Ocean Monarch is that the uncul- [uncle- uncultivated] tivated [Riveted] portion be taught to assist as speedily as may be; and that the fripperies of the others be cast re- [remorselessly] morselessly [noiselessly] overboard, and their owners shaken into life, so that they shall leave their dreamy saloons and come and save the vessel -Social Aspects, by J. 8. Siaith. [Faith] RETREAT OF THE Lion.-At no time is the lion so much to be dreaded as when his partner has got small young ones. At that season he knows no fear, and, in the coolest and most intrepid manner, he will face athousand [thousand] men. A remarkable instance of this kind came under my own observation which confirmed the reports I had before heard from the natives. One day, when out elephant hunting in the territory of the Baselekea, [Baseless] accompanied by two hundred and fifty men, I was astonished suddenly to behold a majestic lion slowly and suddenly advancing towards us with a dignified step and undaunted bearing, the most noble and imposing that can be conceived. Lashing his tail from side to side, and growling haughtily, his ter- [te- terribly] ribly [Riley] expressive eye resolutely fixed upon us, and dis- [displaying] playing a show of ivory well calculated to inspire terror amongst the timid Bechuanas, [Beans] he approached. A head- [headlong] long flight of the two hundred and fifty men was the immediate result; and, in the confusion of the moment, four couples of my dogs, which they had been leading, were allowed to escape in their couples. These instantly faced the lion; who, finding that by his bold bearing he had succeeded in putting his enemies to flight, now be- [became] came solicitous for the safety of his little family, with which the lioness was retreating in the back-ground. Facing about he followed after them with a haughty and independent step, growling fierccly [fierce] at the dogs which trotted along on either side of him. Three troops of elephants having been discovered a few minutes pre- [previous] vious [pious] to this, upon which I was marching for the attack, I, with the most heartfelt reluctance, reserved my fire. On running down the hill-side to endeavour to recall my dogs, I observed for the first time the retreating lioness with four cubs. About twenty minutes after- [afterwards] wards, two noble elephants repaid my forbearance.- [forbearance] R. G. Cumming. Huxt's [Hunt's] oy GeorcE [George] IV.-It is under- [understood] stood, after all, that the sting of the article lay not in the gravest portion of it, but in the lightest in the ban- [banter] ter [te] about the Adonis and the corpulent gentleman of fifty. The serious remarks might have been en- [endured] dured, [cured] on the assumption that they themsclves [themselves] were an assumption but to be touched where the claim to ad- [admiration] miration [migration] was at once obvious and preposterous, was in- [intolerable] tolerable. Hence the general impression was, and is, that we were sent to prison because we said the Prince Regent was fat. Now, the truth is, I had no wish to speak of his fat, or to allude to his person many way. Nor did I intend even to banter him in a spirit of levity. I was very angry with the flattery, and ridicule was the natural an wer [an we] to it. It was natural enough in the prince not to like to give up his fine dressing and his youthful pretensions; for he was not wise, and he had been very handsome ; The glass of fashion, and the mould of form. But his adulators had no such excuse and I was pro- [provoked] yoked to see them encouraging the weakest of his mis- [is- mistakes] takes, when the most important questions of state were demanding his attention, and meeting, I thought, with nothing but the unhandsomest [handsomest] tergiversation. I have spoken of an attempt to bribe us. We were given to understand, through the medium of a third person, but in a manner emphatically serious and potential, that if we would abstain in future from commenting upon the actions of the royal personage, means would be found to prevent our going to prison. The same offer was afterwards repeated, as far as the payment of a fine was concerned, upon our going thither. I need not add that we declined both. We do not mean to affirm that these offers came directly or indirectly from the quarter in which they might be supposed to originate but we know the immediate quarter from which they did come; and this we may affirm, that of all the two hundred and fifty particular friends, who dined on a former occasion at Carlton House, his royal highness had not one more zealous or liberal in his behalf. The expectation of a prison was in one respect very formid- [formed- formidable] able to me; for I had been a long time in a bad state of health. I was suffering under the worst of those hypo- [hypochondriacal] chondriacal [cylindrical] attacks which I have described in a former chapter and when notice was given that we were to be brought up for judgment, I had just been advised by the physician to take exercise every day on horseback, and go down to the sea-side. I was resolved, however, to do no disgrace cither [either] to the courage which I really possessed, or to the example set me by my excellent brother. I accordingly put my countenance its best trim I made a point of wearing my best apparel and descended into the legal arena to be sentenced gallantly. Asan [Asa] instance of the imagination which I am accus- [accuse- accustomed] tomed [toned] to mingle with everything, I was at that time reading a little work to which Milton is indebted, the Comus [Comes] of Erycius [Eris] Puteanus [Patterns] and this, which is a satire on Bachusses Basses] and their revellers, I pleased myself ith [it] having in my pocket. It is necessary, on passing for a libel. to read over again the words that composed it. This was the business of Lord Ellen- [Marlborough] borough, who baffled the attentive audience in a very m- genious [genius] manner by affecting every instant to hear a noise, and calling upon the officers of the court to pre- [prevent] vent it, Mr. Garrow, [Narrow] the attorney-general (who had 8, towards the evening of life, grow gst [est] 80 easily bear. My brother, ' certainly se ae he indictment had been brought i eon, [on] sand 'was the first against us Whit took hee [her] ee ve us with a politeness that i ordinary. Not so Mr. J ustice [justice] G co who dainerea [ordained] the I as I had been the writer, expected me perhaps to be the spokesman and speak I should have done, hadI [had] not been prevented by the dread of that hesitation in my speech to which I had been when a boy, and the fear of which (perhaps idly, for I hesitated at that time least among strangers, and very rarely do so at all) has been the main cause, perhaps, why I have appeared and acted in public less than any other public man. There is reason to think that Lord Ellenborough [Marlborough] was still less than ourselves. He knew that we were acquainted with his visits to Carlton House and Brighton (sympathies not eminently decent in a judge), and with the good things which he had obtained for his kinsmen 3 and we could not help preferring our feelings at the moment to those whic [which] induced him to keep his eyes fixed on his papers, which he did almost the whole time of our being in court, never turning them once to the place on which we stood. There were divers other points too on which he had some reason to fear that we might choose to return the lecture of the bench. He did not even look at us when he asked, in the course of his duty, whether it was our wish to make any remarks. I answered, that we did not wish to make any there; and Mr. Justice Grose [Rose] proceeded to pass sentence. At the sound of two years imprisonment in separate jails, my brother and myself instinctively pressed each other's arm. It was a heavy blow; but the pressure that acknowledged it encouraged the resolution to bear it; and I do not be- [believe] lieve [liver] that either of us interchanged a word afterwards on the subject,-A utobiography [autobiography] of Leigh Hunt. Pirt's [Port's] Act.-At the time Mr. Ward accepted the post of Under-Secretary of State (resigning that of Welsh Judge), it had been promised him that the ap- [apparent] parent risk of such a step to the future prospects of his family should be guarded against by the grant of a pen- [pension] sion, to commence when he should cease to hold office. He had been but a year in the post thus accepted, and, amid the pressure of other matters, the contemplated arrangement had never been completed. More than once in his last illness did Pitt allude to his unfulfilled promise, and speak with kindness of him to whom it had been made. Later on, when he could no longer continuously articulate, he made the name Robert Ward audible, and added signs for paper and ink. His trembling hand having feebly traced a number of wandering characters, and added what could be easily recognised as his well-known signature, he sunk back. The precious paper (precious, whatever may have been its unknown import, as a proof of remembrance at so solemn a moment) was afterwards handed over by the physician in attendance, Sir Walter Farquhar, to Mr. Ward; and many a time did he declare, as he displayed it to me, that he would give anything he valued most in the world to be able to decipher its unformed characters. -Phipps's Memoir of Robert Plumer [Plumber] Ward. THE HEROINE OF a Romance.-A lamp suspended from the roof shed its soft light over the graceful and luxuriant thickets of exotic shrubs, whose glittering leaves and glowing flowers appeared yet more fresh and fair in that gentle illumination. From the light pillars supporting the roof vines flung their rich festoons of fruit and foliage, and a tiny fountain threw up its sheaf of liquid crystal from a shell-formed marble basin. The houri of this paradise sat beside the fount, tying up a bouquet. She was a girl of rare and exquisite lovliness. [loveliness] Rather below the middle height of female stature, her figure, though rounded to perfect symmetry, seemed almost aerial in its fairy lightness, and her features, like Allastee's, [Ulster's] were moulded in the purest lines of Grecian beauty; but there was nothing of the cold marble beauty of sculpture in her living loveliness. All was rich and ripe, and glowing with the warm flush of youth, and health, and joy. She was so very fair, that the blue veins were pencilled on her brow and on her eyelids, and on her rounded cheek the colour varied every moment, from the crimson bloom of the musky carnation to the most delicate hue tinging the half- [half opened] opened petals of the white moss-rose. Her large soft eyes of that violet-blue which appears black, veiled their pure, and yet almost voluptuous light, beneath long curling lashes, which, when she looked down, fell like a fringe over her cheek, and when she looked up, almost touched the pencilled line of her eyebrows. Her jet- [carbolic] black hair, luxuriant as that of an Oriental beauty, con- [contrasted] trasted [trusted] well with the transparent delicacy of her com- [complexion] plexion; [complexion] drawn back from her face, of which it left un- [unveiled] veiled the sweet oval contour, it formed a low crown of glossy plaits, entwined with strings of pearls, round her head, while the profuse ends of the long tresses fell back again in curls on her neck. Her dress was suited to her style of beauty, with the unconscious coquetry of an exquisite taste; it was a plain robe of black velvet, fitting tight to the faultless form it displayed, and show- [showing] ing the snowy and dimpled arms and shoulders in their own unadorned loveliness.-Julia Howard. Tae [Tea] Potice.-If [Police.-If] thieving be an art (and who denies that its more subtle and delicate branches deserve to be ranked as one of the Fine Arts thief- [thief taking] taking is a science. All the thief's ingenuity, all his knowledge of human nature, all his courage, all his cool- [coolness] ness, all his imperturbable powers of face, all his nice discrimination in reading the countenances of other people, all his manual and digital dexterity, all his fer- [fertility] tility [utility] in expedients, and promptitude in acting upon them, all his Protean cleverness of disguise, and capa- [cap- capability] bility [debility] of counterfeiting every sort and condition of dis- [distress] tress, together with a great deal more patience, and the additional qualification, integrity, are demanded for the higher branches of thief-taking. If an urchin picks your pocket, or a bungling artiste steals your watch so that you find it out in an instant, it is easy enough for any private in any of the 17 divisions of London police to obey your panting demand to Stop thief But the tricks and contrivances of those who wheedle money out of your pocket rather than steal it, who cheat you with your eyes open, who clear every vestige of plate out of your pantry while your servant is on the stairs, who set up imposing warehouses and ease respect- [respectable] able firms of large parcels of goods, who steal the ac- [acceptances] ceptances [stances] of needy or dissipated young men,-for the detection and punishment of such impostors a superior order of police is requisite. To each division of the force are attached two officers, who are denominated detectives. The staff, or head-quarters, consists of six sergeants and two inspectors. Thus the detective police, of which we hear so much, consists of only 42 individuals, whose duty it is to wear no uniform, and to perform the most difficult operations of their craft. They have not only to counteract the machinations of every sort of rascal whose only means of existence is avowed rascality, [rascal] but to clear up family mysteries, the investigation of which demands the utmost delicacy and tact.-Dickens' Household Words, No. 16. LeicH [Leech] Hunt's First Love.-Fanny was a lass of fifteen, with little laughing eyes and a mouth likea [like] plum. I was then (I feel as if I ought to be ashamed to say it) not more than thirteen, if so old; but I had read Tooke's [Took's] Pantheon, and came of a precocious race. My cousin came of one, too, and was about to be mar- [married] ried [red] toa [to] handsome young fellow of three-and-twenty. I thought nothing of this, for nothing could be more innocent than my intentions. I was not old enough, or grudging enough, or whatever it was, even to be jealous. I thought everybody must love Fanny Dayrell and if she did not leave me out in permitting it I was satisfied. It was enough for me to be with her as long as I could; to gaze on her with delight as she floated hither and thither; and to sit on the stiles in the neighbouring fields, thinking of Tooke's [Took's] Pantheon. My friendship was greater than my love. Had my favourite school- [schoolfellow] fellow been ill, or otherwise demanded my return, I should certainly have chosen his society in preference. Three-fourths of my heart were devoted to friendship ; the rest was in a vague dream of beauty, and female cousins, and nymphs, and green fields, and a feeling which, though of a warm nature, was full of fear and respect. Had the jade put me on the least equality of footing as to age, I know not what change might have been wrought in me; but though too young herself for the serious duties she was about to bring on her, and full of sufficient levity and gaicty [gaiety] not to be uninterested with the little black-eyed schoolboy that lingered about her, my vanity was well paid off by hers, for she kept me ata [at] distance by calling me petit [petite] garcon. This was no better than the assumption of an elder sister in her teens over a younger one but the latter feels it, never- [nevertheless] theless [helpless] and I persuaded myself that it was particularly crucl. [cruel] the Abbé [Abbey] Paris at Jamaica with his French. There would she come in her frock and tucker (for she had not yet left off either, her curls dancing, and her hands clasped together in the enthusiasm of something to tell me, and when I flew to meet her, forgetting the differ- [difference] ence [once] of ages, and alive only to my charming cousin, she would repress me with a little fillip on the cheek, and say, Well, petit [petite] garcon, what do you think of that The worst of it was, that this odious French phrase sat insufferably well upon her plump little mouth. She and I used to gather peaches before the house were up. I held the ladder for her she mounted like a fairy and when I stood doating [coating] on her, as she looked down and threw the fruit in my lap, she would ery, [very] Petit garcon, you will let 'em all drop On my return to school she gave me a locket for a keepsake, in the shape of a heart; which was the worst thing she ever did to the petit [petite] garcon, for it touched me on my weak side, and looked like a sentiment. I believe I should have had serious thoughts of becoming melancholy, had I not, in return- [returning] ing to school, returned to my friend, and so found means to occupy my craving for sympathy. However, I wore the heart a long while. I have sometimes thought there was more in her French than I imagined but I believe not. She naturally took herself for double my age, with a lover of three-and-twenty. Soon after her marriage fortune separated us for many years. My passion had almost as soon died away but I have loved the name of Fanny ever since and when I met her again, which was under circumstances of trouble on her part, I could not see her without such an emotion as I was fain to confess toa [to] person near and dear, who forgave' mie [me] for it which made me love the forgiver the more.-Leigh Hunt's Autobiography. Vicary [Vicar] Gibbs at 8 very cruel moment, for y pieces, Tax oF Frawkiin.-Franklin, [Franklin.-Franklin] with all his abilities, ia but at the head of those who think that man lives 'by bread alone.' He. will commit none of pe follies, nous the intdlerahces, [intolerance] the absence of which 1s Meeessary [Necessary] e perfection of his system; and in setting his'face against these he discountenances a great number of things very inimical to higher speculations. But he was no more a fit representative of what human nature largely requires, reasonably hope to attain, than negative or the clearing awa [away] a ground 'in the back settlements, and setting to wor [or] upon it, represents the work in its completion. Some- [Something] thing of the pettiness and materiality of his first occu [occur] tion [ion] always stuck to him. He took nothing for a truth ora matter-of-fact that he could not handle, as it were like his types and yet, like all men of this kind, he was liable, when put out of the ordinary pale of his calcula- [calculate- calculations] tions, [tins] to fall into the greatest errors, and substitute the integrity of his reputation for that of whatsoever he chose to do. From never doing wrong in little things, he conceived that he could do no wrong in great; and, in the most deliberate act of his life, he showed he had the cardinal great men of his time. He was Prudence. But he was not what he took himself for-all the other Virtues besides; and, inasmuch as he was deficient in those, he was deficient even in his favourite one. He was not Temperance; for, in the teeth of his capital recommendations of that virtue, he did not scruple to get burly and big with the enjoyments that he for. He was not Justice; for he knew not how to see fair play between his own wisdom and that of a thou- [thousand] sand wants and aspirations of which he knew nothing and he cut off his son with a shilling for differ- [differing] ing with him in politics. Lastly, he was not Fortitude; for, having few passions and no imagination, he knew not what it was to be severely tried; andif [and] he had been, there is every reason to conclude, from the way in which he treated his son, that his self-love would have been the part in which he felt the torture -that, as his Justice was only arithmetic, so his Fortitude would have been nothing but stubbornness.- [stubbornness] Leigh Hunt's Autobrography. [Autobiography] - Guizor.-Our [Guise.-Our] present buisness [business] is with M. Guizot as a historian and philosopher; a character in which he will be remembered long after his service to humanity, as a statesman and a minister, have ceased to attract the attention of men. In those respects we place him in the very highest rank among the writers of modern Europe. It must be understood, however, in what his greatness consists, lest the readers, expecting what they will not find, experience disapointment [disappointment] when they begin the study of his works. He is neither imaginative nor pictorial he seldom aims at the pathetic, and has little eloquence. He is not a Livy nor a Gibbon. Nature has not given him either dramatic or discriptive [descriptive] powers, He is a man of the highest genius; but it consists not in narrating particular events, or describing individual achievement. Itis [Its] in the discovery of general causes; in tracing the operation of changes in society which escape ordinary observation; in seeing whence man has come, and whither he is going, that his greatness consists; and in that loftiest of the regions of his history he is un- [unrivalled] rivalled. We know of no author who has traced the changes of society, and the general causes which de- [determined] terniine [turning] the fate of nations, with such just views and so much sagacious discrimination. He is not, properly speaking, an historian; his vocation and object were different. He is a great discourser on history. If ever the philosophy of history was embodied in a human being, it is in M. Guizot.-Mr Essays. MaRRIaGE [Marriage] OF Masor [Mason] H. B. Epwarpes, [Upwards] C.B.-The marriage of Major H. B. Edwardes, [Edwards] C.B., who so greatly distinguished himself in the late war in the Punjab, and Miss Emma Sidney, youngest daughter of the late Mr. James Sidney, of Richmond-hill, was on Tuesday morn- [morning] ing solemnized [solemnised] at Petersham church, Surrey, in the presence of fifty relatives and friends. The nuptial ceremony was performed by the Rev. James Sidney, M.A., perpetual curate of Redlynch, Somersetshire, [Somerset] half-brother of the bride, who was attended to the altar by a body of youthful and lovely ladies. At the conclusion of the ceremony the newly married couple and the bridal party repaired to Dr. and Mrs. Grant's residence on Richmond-hill, where a sumptuous dejeuner [Jenner] awaited them. Before the breakfast the mag- [magnificent] nificent [magnificent] gold medal about to be presented to Major Edwardes [Edwards] by the East India Company was exhibited to the gallant major's friends. It is a superb testimonial. On the obverse side, within a wreath of laurel supported by two allegorical figures of Fame, is the following in- [inscription] scription [description] From the East India Company to Lieutenant and Brevet-Major H. B. Edwardes, [Edwards] C.B., for his services in the Punjab, A.D. MDCCCXLVIII. [QUICKSILVER] ;' and on the reverse is the likeness of her Majesty with the words Victoria Regina. The gallant major and his happy bride left Richmond for Wales, to spend the honey- [honeymoon] moon, immediately after the breakfast. We understand that Major Edwardes, [Edwards] accompanied by his wife, departs for India early in November next. THE PEER, THE PEERESS, AND THE PoacHER.-At [Poachers.-At] the recent Oxford County Petty Sessions, at Watlington, the following case was heard -Thomas Smith and Matthew King were charged with unlawfully keeping a gun, on Friday, the 21st of June, for the purpose of taking e. The Earl of Macclesfield deposed that on Friday, the 21st of June, he was walking with Lady Maccles- [Males- Macclesfield] field, a little past nine in the evening, in the Ickneild- [Arnold- Included] road in the front of Shirburn. He saw a person stoop- [stooping] ing down under the hedge. While walking on he saw another person, within twenty yards of the first, going towards him, with what he believed was a gun in his hand. Soon after the first rose up, as though he was about to fire over a low part in the hedge. He then saw witness, and turning round went forward to the other person. In joining together he saw them, as he believed, in the act of unscrewing a gun, and putting the same into their frock or coat. He then followed them on the road to Shirburn Hill. They passed the gate. He then ran after them, and caught Smith by the collar and asked him for the gun. He denied having it, and so did the other. Witness said he must have it, and in the struggle he saw the barrel tumble out of Smith's pocket. After a struggle the other man picked it up. He then tried to get the butt end, and in the scramble Lady Macclesfield picked it up and gave it him. Smith then told the other man to knock him down and hit him. He still had hold of Smith. As the other man was coming towards him he told Smith if he came near him he would fell Smith to the ground. Witness then looked round, and Smith wrested the butt out of his hand, and the other man picked it up and said, We'll get him into the lane, and we'll do something for him. He then directed Lady Maccles- [Males- Macclesfield] field to run to the cottages for help. He continued to hold Smith by his neckerchief, when he slipped his head through and ran off. Smith, in his defence, said his lordship was mistaken in his man, and called Mr. Kimber, who deposed that he was playing with Smith the same evening at cricket on Westonmoor, [Western] a place nearly two miles off, and did not leave until a quarter past nine. Mr. Glanville said there was a difference of twenty minutes in the Lewknor time and the right time it was too fast, which would account for the dif- [if- difference] ference. [France] The magistrates consulted together, with the exception of his lordship, and dismissed the case. King was subsequently brought up he appeared almost intoxicated. His lordship said he could not swear to him, and he was dismissed. Grouse SHootine.-The [Shooting.-The] accounts from the moors of the progress of the young grouse are very favourable, the appearance of sickliness in the hens having quite disappeared, and the young broods are numerous and healthy, numbering from five to twelve in each covey. The erecas [eras] and vacciniums, on which this species of game principally subsist, have quite recovered from the effects of the sheet lightning which injured these plants so generally in the autumn of 1847, and to which so many attributed the disease which prevailed so severely in the following year. The present season, therefore, promises to be the best for the sportsman of any for the last three or four years, although, from the ad- [advanced] vanced [advanced] state of the young broods, they will be strong on the wing by the 12th of August, and, if windy weather prevail, very wild. Along the lower Grampian range, and particularly the first range, extending from Creiff [Grief] to Dunkeld and the adjoining Strath hills, the birds are very abundant. The same remark applics [applicants] to Rannock [Rank] and Athole, [Athol] where the moors have been strictly preserved. There will be few changes in the tenants this year, most of the principal moors being held on leases of some years' duration.-Perth Courier. '-Gas Sunday night, about, 9 o'clock, the inhabitants of Ilford were alarmed by aloud report, which appeared to come from the neighbourhood of the prison, on the London-road, at a short distance from Ilford, and not far from the station-house of the N division. Several persons ran to the spot, with some of the constables, when they were astonished at seeing the tool-house, which consisted of two rooms adjoining each other, by the road side, a complete wreck. Tho inmates, who at the time, consisted of three men, a woman, and a child were groaning piteously. They were attended instantly by the surgeons of the town, As they were ascertained to have reccived [received] most serious injuries, they were placed in covered vans and removed to the London Hospital. The occurrence took place under the following circumstances -A strong smell of gas had been observed for some time. One of the inmates lighted a candle, and was going into the back- [backroom] room, when an immediate explosion was the con- [consequence] sequence, The infant, which was in its mother's lap, was torn from her and carried through the window, and the premises were instantaneously shattered to The two men, Morris and Sarner, [Garner] are in a dangerous state, and there are but faint hopes of the recovery of the woman. ' Tae [Tea] Wire OF A CLERGYMAN ACCIDENTALLY SHOT BY HER Huspanp.-A [Husband.-A] very shocking event has recently oceurred [occurred] at the town of St. Clears, near Carmarthen. The Rev. J. Lloyd, who resides in the neighbourhood, was examining a gun which he had procured for the purpose of killing vermin, and while'rubbing the barrel with a piece of rag it accidentally caught the trigger. he gun went off, and the contents were lodged in the body 'of the wife of the reverend gentleman, who was eek on a chair near her husband, She 'fell imme- [Mme- immediately] iately [lately] to the ground, and expired ina few minutes, Accidental Death was recorded. An inquest was held upon the body, anda [and] verdict of NOTES ON THE MONTHS. (From Eliza Cook's Journal.) 'JuLY.-The [July.-The] year has now attained his manhood, and we are in midsummer; the sun is in full power, and at noon all nature is silent under his spell; even the bee hangs silent upon the flower; the mowers rest in the fields, and lay themselves down in the hot sun to sleep away the mid-day hour. Not a breath stirs, scarce even the sound of a wailing gnat is to be heard. The pulse of nature stands still. Glancing across the plain, you see the rarified [ratified] and glimmering air ascending from the heated earth. The trees are silent; every leaf is at rest; themostslenderstem of trembling grassstands [grass stands] unmoved ; the sea has forgot to murmur, and the very waves are still. They faintly kiss the yellow strand, as if in their sleep, and no longer leap laughingly to the shore. The tide of quiet beauty floods alike the earth, the sea, and sky. The flowers send up their incense as before, but the birds are mute, and wait the descent of the sun before sending up their shout of song. The lark has sunk to the earth for a time, and cowers under the long grievously mistaken himself. He was, I allow, one of The silence is broken by the muttering of distant thunder. A cloud no bigger than a man's hand rises in the west, the heat becomes more overpowering, the air more sultry, the sky is overcast, and peal after peal of artillery resounds through the concave; cloud thunders to cloud and the forked lightening instantly shootsinabrilliant stream from side toside [outside] of the heavens. The rain comes pouring down, and the parched earth is refreshed, and drinks in the moisture like a sponge. How delicious to walk out after a shower, and inhale the odour of the bean-fields, the aroma of the hawthorn blossom and the new-mown [new-own] hay. The trees are cool and green; the crimson foxglove sparkles by the way- [wayside] side the woodbine throws aloft her trailin [train] g banners of floating green and gold; the gnats dance on the thin air under the trees, and the birds twitter and sing, though many of our most delicious songsters are, by this time mute. The merry grasshopper keeps up a coil among the green leaves, and the noisy brook babbles under its shelving banks. Vegetation is now at its height, the woods are thick with foliage, and, even at mid-day, a cool twilight may be found under their branches. The hedges are thick and green, and full of flowers; the convolvulus has climbed and twined itself in all directions, enwreathing [en wreathing] the hawthorn stems und [and] the growing corn and the long grass, exhaling its delicious scent. The briony, [bring] too, winds its glossy trails around everything it comes near. Flowers grow profusely in the woods, under the hedges, in the fields, and along the wayside. The blue speed- [speedwell] well still lingers in July, and is loath to take farewell of summer; the dazzling pimpernel keeps time with its scarlet flowers; the tall woody-betony [woody-baton] opens its rose- [rose hued] hued blossoms to the sun. Scabiouses, [scabious] blue-bells, cen [cent] tuary, [try] and wild roses, are out too, in full beauty, and the heath is now spread with its rich carpet of crimson. Out-of-doors, the haymakers are at work, and sun- [sunburnt] burnt men and women toil through the long day in the fields; they are all out and at work; not a hand can be spared during haymaking weather. 'The mower sweeps the long grass to the earth, and after him come lads and lasses tossing it about in the sunshine. Many jokes ring from out the hay-field, while the work goes on until thelate [that] evening. Tinkling teams are heard bearing their loads of new-made hay into the rick-yard; you can scent the fragrance as they pass you in the lanes, and in good weather this work goes on under the light of the moon, for the farmer fears the sudden summer rain, and puts off nothing till to-morrow that can be done to-day. The earth gives promise of her abundance in other respects. The green wheat begins to grow paler from day to-day; the horned barley already rustles in the breeze; the rye ripens fast; and the oats grow plump and pendulous. In our gardens the fruits are fast reaching perfection all esculent [island] plants are in full use; the rich juicy black currant is ripe, and the gooseberries are full almost to bursting. Ripe strawberries nestle under every leaf, and currants hang in long strips from their slender boughs. Now is the season for bathing, whether in river or ocean. How delicious isa [is] plunge in this thirsty weather We almost envy the sheep washers, up to their middle in the running stream, scouring the sheep; and the oc- [occupation] cupation [occupation] of the waterman now seems cool and pleasant, but it is by the sea-side that the luxury of the season is to be enjoyed; there you have a glorious expanse of water to cool your aching eyes. To watch the white sails of the passing vessels, stroll along the rocks on the beach, feel the cool breath of the sea fanning your cheeks, or plunge beneath a bounding wave, is, perhaps, the most delicious of all the luxuries of July-surpassing even that other more stomachic delicacy of strawberries smothered in cream. Sun rise and sunset are both fine in July indeed, we can scarcely decide which is the more beautiful. The mornings are clear and warm; the lark still greets the sun with his morning song, though for the rest of the day he is mute. From a mountain top, from Skiddaw, Roseberry [Rosebery] Topping, Snowden, or Finer still, Ben Nevis, the sight of the orb of day rising up from his chamber in the east is glorious. Even fromany [foreman] part of the line of our eastern sea coast it is a fine sight. It is still and dark, when a soft streak of purple upon the distant sea line heralds his coming. Slowly a streaming pencil of golden light glitters and breaks along the sea, and the first blink of dawn has come. Everything about you is still undefined, but gradually the edge of the glorious orb comes into sight, heaving his shoulders over the rim o' the world; gems are straightway hung on every flower and shrub at your feet; the landscape comes out in its glorious light and shade; and a line of burnished gold lies across the sea up to the sun's disk. The fleecy fogs lying in the valleys melt away, and the green earth again lies before you in all its ravishing beauty. Sunset in July is no less brilliant. Along the western sky the glow becomes richer and deeper as the sun goes down to his rest. White fleecy clouds, tipped with a golden carmine, hover o'er him, crowding around to catch its gaze as he sinks. The hills assume a deep violet hue, and the distant peaks are tipt [tip] with gold. The fleecy clouds have now stretched out into bars of rosy red, through which the descending sun's edge peeps with mellowed light, sending its streamers still up into the sky. Rich streams of gold play upon the waters, becoming fainter and fainter. He has now dipt [diet] under the edge of the earth, and still the warm clouds linger about his setting. The blackbird makes his farewell song; the distant mountain peaks disappear ; twilight steals over the flowers; and the great, old stars come out, and shine silently into the sea. CRIME IN LIVERPOOL.-The folloiwng [following] is areturn, [return] show- [showing] ing the number of prisoners committed for trial, sum- [summarily] marily [merely] convicted and discharged, in the town and on the eG a during the years 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848, and 49 - Number of Years. Prisoners L845 [L] ccc [cc] 3889 1846.0. cece [ce] cee [see] cee [see] 4740 B47 [B] eee [see] 6510 7714 L849... [L] 6702 It appears from the above (says the correspondent of the Morning Chronicle) that there has been a steady and very alarming increase of crime in Liverpool since 1845 and that, although the return for the last year shows a diminu- [diminution- diminution] tion [ion] as compared with 1848, it is far above the returns for 1845 and 1846, and nearly 200 above that of 1847. Besides the expense of prosecuting and maintaining these criminals in prison, which falls upon the borough, the Dock Estate paid from the 25th of June, 1848, to the 25th of June, 1849 (which is their last published statement), the sum of 16,017 14s., for salaries for police constables for watching the docks and quays-in addition to the sum of 321 7s. 4d., for watching the graving docks, and to that of 4,242 10s. their proportion of the cost of clothing, print- [printing] ing, stationery, and the general expenses of the force, an item which appears in the annual accounts of the corpora- [corporation] tion. [ion] The total expense in round numbers is about 20,000, asum [sum] which, if properly expended every year in walling in the docks and building warehouses within the enclosures, would seriously diminish crime in Liverpool. What the undiscovered depredations committed by poor porters, lumpers, [Jumpers] and others engaged in the docks may amount to, there is no possible means of ascertaining. Svurcipe [Service] at Bristot.-A [Bristol.-A] suicide occurred at Bristol, on Saturday. A Prussian ship, called the Borussia, [Russia] upon her arrival in that port was rummaged by the custom-house officers, and a quantity of smuggled tobacco being found in the possession of some members of the crew, they were proceeded against under the custom laws, fined in large penalties and committed, in default of payment, to gaol. This circumsiance, [circumstance] to- [together] gether [ether] with his being obliged to make a large expen- [expense- expenditure] diture [future] for the ship, preyed on the spirits of her com- [commander] mander, [Marden] Heinriche [Heinrich] Lange, a native of Pilau, and threw him into a melancholy state. For four or five days he refused to take any nourishment, and on Saturday, having fastened himself into his state-room, he first cut his throat, and then inserted the muzzle of his rifle in the wound, and forcing the trigger with his toe, dis- [discharged] charged the piece. The noise attracted the attention of some members of his crew, who hastened to the spot and found him on the ground in a dying state, and with his person covered with blood. Information of the dis- [distressing] tressing [dressing] occurrence was promptly communicated to the Prussian consul, M. Vesgir, [vestige] and the police authorities, and an inquest was held on the body. The jury, after examining several witnesses, returned a verdict that the deceased destroyed himself while in a state of tem- [te- temporary] porary [temporary] insanity. NEGLECTING THE UsE [Use] oF THE SareTy [Safety] Lamp-The explosion of fire damp in Messrs. Chavlesworth's [Charlesworth's] pit, at Crigglestone, near Wakefield, a few weeks ago, has resulted in the death of John J agger, [Jagger] one of the hurriers, [Harriers] aged 18 years. Deceased was hurrying coal for his brother on the day when the explosion took place and the brother, when in the workings, had a lighted candle in his hand, which ignited the gases at a distance, he states, of about two yards from the face of the work- [workings] ings. The deceased was much burnt upon his body, and died on Friday last. The. ventilation of the pit is represented to be good and the brother of the deceased said Messrs. Charlesworth provided safety lamps for the use of the miners. Mr.Lee, the coroner, has held an inquest on the body, when the jury returned a verdict of Accidentally burnt. - The dinner proposed to be given to Lord Palmerston b the Roform [Reform] Club, onSaturday [Saturday] next, has been postponed uni Saturday, the 20th inst,, in consequence of the death of his Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge, CREAM OF PUNCH. WHAT A PERSON MAY DO ON A SUNDAY IN THE COUNTRY, AND WHAT HE MAY NOT me He may post himself and have as many -horses af he please but he must not send a single better by the post. He may, however, send letters by tying a piece of string round them, and so making parcel Ty but then he must send them by the and not through the ' medium of the Post. He may receive messages by the electric tel h bud he may not receive those same messages, if fold upina [upon] penny letter and sent through the Puritanical channel of tt. Martin's-le-Grand. He may travel on a railway with the mail-post but he is a fool, or worse-an infidel, if he expects to receive ab the destination of his journey any one of the letters thad [had] have been travelling with him every inch of the way in the a pana [pan] bam [ba] Sunday b e may buy postage-stamps on Sunday but he is for- [forbidden] bidden to receive a letter that is stamped with one, though it is there before him lying on the qgunter [counter] of the same shop. He may go to the club, or the public-house, to read the newspaper but he cannot read it at home unless he choosea [choose] to wait till his Sunday newspaper is delivered on the Monday or Tuesday morning. . He may go to hear a political lecture. or attend a Socialist meeting, or join a van party, or rise at five o'clock in the morning for a cheap excursion, or hire a horse or a donkey, or travel ina cart, carriage, cab, omnibus, steam-boat, velocipede, or balloon he may do all these things, and a quantity more, on a Sunday but he must be debarred from all letters and newspapers, for none are delivered on thas [has] day. . He may send to the hotel for his dinner, to the wine stores for his wine, to the pastry-cook's for his pastry, to the green-grocer's for his dessert, to the cigar seller's for his tobacco, and they will all be sent home to him but he may in vain send to the Post-office for his letters and his newspapers, for they will not be given to him, because it happens to be a Sunday. SABBATARIAN SLANDER. My pear LorpD [Lord] BroucHaM,-I [Brougham,-I] am very sorry to be informed that your lordship is a hater of religion, and not only that, but one of the leaders of the band of infidels. If anything can add to the concern which this intelligence gives me, it is the circumstance that I, myself, am said to be your comrade and associate in com- [command] mand [and] of the regiment of unbelievers. We are indebted, my lord, to a newspaper called the Christian Times, for gazetting us two as the captains of that profane corps. Says our charitable contemporary, alluding to the House of Commons resolution, which stopped the delivery of letters and newspapers on Sunday - No sooner had the fact become known, than a deadly, mali- [Mail- malicious] cious, [sous] and calumnious onslaught was simultaneously made bp the non-religious part of the press, and by the motley horde of soe [se] haters, under the captaincy of Lord Brougham and Mr. RE Having thus promoted us to be commanders of the un- [unfaithful] faithful-an [an] army which a defamatory journal, calling itself Christian, is rather likely to procure recruits for-the Sab- [Bas- Sabbatarian] batarian [Bavarian] print continues - These worthies have written in every form of vehement vitu- [Vitus- vituperation] peration [operation] and slander they have arrogated to themselves all the wisdom of the question, and credited the advocates of the Sab- [Bas- Sabbath] bath rest with every attribute of folly, intolerance, cant, and selfishness. Now, my dear lord, don't you think that there are some people who coolly arrogate to themselves the exclusive claim to be Christians Tao; and I say that the Sabba- [Sabbath- Sabbatarians] tarians [trains] are such people and I totally deny their preten- [pretend- pretensions] sions, [Sons] and assert-and insist, that they have no more reason for maintaining their own peculiar and private views to be Christianity than the Ebionites [Bounties] had, or the Quartodeci- [Quarters- Guardsman] mans, or the Omphalopsychoi, [Envelopes] mentioned in church his- [history] tory, [tor] who believed their souls to be in their navels, or, indeed, than the Joanna Southcoteites, [stalactites] or any other subdi- [subdue- subdivision] vision ot the great sect of the Lunatics. I contend that their doctrine of the Judaistical [Statistical] observance of Sunday is & mere persuasion, which they have every right to entertain, certainly, but none whatever to enforce their own practice in regard to it on others. Let them show me one word in support of their tenet out of the Book and Tam dumb. If they have nothing else to offer me than their own infallible authority Iam [I am] much obliged to them, but there is already a pope at Rome if I want proof of that description. Pray enter your protest in the journal of the House of Lords inst being called an arch-infidel, because you defend religious liberty from the encroachments of Sabbatarian fanaticism, and to your own name adjoin, by proxy, that of the maligned, traduced, injured, innocent, Pu INCH. ConTRARY [Contrary] To Commons' SENSE.- [SENSE] Really Lord John Russell ought to take the sense of the House of Commons respecting the propriety of continuing the present Sunday arrangements in the Post-offices. We have suffered qui [quin] enough by this time from the non-sense of the house in regard to that matter. HYDE AND SEEK.-It is a pity that so much blindness has been exhibited about the site of the intended Exposi- [Expose- Exposition] tion [ion] of the year 1851, for it was easy to have foreseen that Hyde Park, as one of the lungs of the metropolis, would not have been willingly surrendered by the Londoners, who require all their lungs for their very little breathing time. It has been objected to Hyde Park also, that it is approach- [approachable] able by neither water nor rail; but surely this deficiency has lately been supplied, for no place could have had so much cold water thrown upon it, or been so generally railed against. GREENS TO THE GREEN.-A newspaper paragraph in- [informs] forms us of a somewhat strange feat having been accom- [com- accomplished] plished [polished] by an individual who devoured a large quantity of cabbage stumps for a small wager. This man's love of the stumpy must have been intense, or he never would have undertaken the task of eating a heap of cabbage stalks, unless, indeed, he thought to make himself eloquent, in consequence of his having heard something about Carlyle's friend, the Stump Orator. Hip, Hip, Hip, FOR THE HIppopoTaMus.-Everybody [Hippopotamus.-Everybody] is still running towards the Regent's Park, for the purpose of passing half an hour with the Hippopotamus. The animal itself repays publie [public] curiosity with a yawn of in- [indifference] difference, or throws cold water on the ardour of his visitors, by suddenly plunging into his bath, and splashing every one within five yards of him. Much disappointment has been expressed at the Hippopotamus, in consequence of its not being exactly up to the general idea of a sea- [seahorse] horse, and many hundreds go away grumbling every day, because the brute is not so equestrian in appearance as could be desired. Many persons thought the Hippopo- [Hippo- Hippopotamus] tamus [tames] was a regular sea-horse, kept expressly for running in harness in a sea-captain's gig but as the creature turns out to be very like a there are many who go the entire animal in finding fault with him. The consumption of milk is still something terrific, though the pump has been called in as an assistant wet-nurse. SANDHURST FrENcH [French] ExaMINaTION.-We [Examination.-We] are told that a boy being called upon to translate a fast man, sent in his answer, Un homme [home] gui [gi] jeune. [June] PoPULARITY [Popularity] OF LoRD [Lord] ASHLEY.-The country is nob aware of the obligations under which it lies to Lord Ashley. No news, says the proverb, is good news and accord ingly [ingle] all persons residing in the provinces are indebted to his lordship for the receipt of good news regularly every Sunday morning. It must be particularly gratifying to persons anxious to hear from relatives lying on the bed of sickness to obtain this very satisfactory intelligence so much so, that we understand that the amount of blessin [blessing] invoked by them on the head of the noble lord in the fale [ale] ness of their hearts is quite incredible. PIE-CRUST PROMISES.-We are promised that the new building forthe [forth] great Industrial Exhibition is nottocost [noticed] more than 10,000, and that it is to be completed before the Ist [Its] ef May. This is all very well, but we cannot help recol- [recoil- recollecting] lecting [electing] that Mr. Barry is one of the great men, if not the great man, on the building committee. Looking at the cost of the Houses of Parliament, and that they are not yet completed, and that no one can tell when they will be, much less how many millions they willcost [will cost] when they arecompleted, [are completed] we think we are right in presuming that if the estimate for the Industrial Building is 10,000 that it will cost at least 2,000,000; and that we are equally justified in fearing, after the absurd announcement that the building is to be ready by the Ist [Its] of May, that, at the most profound cal- [calculation] culation, [circulation] it never will be finished in less than ten years after that date . THE Purr DIRECT.-We looked through the official report on the Smoke Nuisance with intense interest, ex- [expecting] pecting [pectin] that the greatest of all smoke nuisances-the cigar -would have been at least incidentally touched upon. 'We regret to find a total omission of all allusion to the offensive weed, from which our streets require to be weeded, and we have engaged one of our own commissioners to throw into form a few facts with reference to the effects of the cigar smoke nuisance on the health and comfort of the metro- [metropolis] polis. [Polish] In the first place it is ascertained that cigar smoke, like other smoke, covers surrounding objects with a black crust for, when puffed in the face of any one, the features assume a black look, indicative of extreme crustiness. It soils the linen of the passers-by to an extent that adds nearly ten thousand a-year to the washing bills of the metropolis, to say nothing of the wear and tear of the tub which lacerates the bosoms of so many million shirts, and sends home their mangled remains to thousands of erieving [arriving] families. There is no doubt, also, that cigar smoke acts as an irritant, for, however much the love of praise may induce us to delight in a pul, [Paul] when it meets our eye casually, none of us can be said to desire it when it is administered to our very face in a large volume, and thus cigar smoke becomes an irritant of a very exciting character. For these and other reasons we have come to the conclusion that all per- [persons] sons choosing to convert themselves into walking chimneys in the public thoroughfares, should be compelled to follow the law laid down for engines and consume their own smoke, as coming under the description of those 'mortal engines with rude throats, that Shakspere [Shakespeare] has alluded to. eo Sraristics [Statistics] oF Paris,-The following was the consump- [consumption- consumption] tion [ion] of butchers' meat, poultry, game, and fish, at Paris during last week. There were entered by the barriers 199,024 kilogrammes of butchers' meat, and 83,141 kilo- [kilogrammes] grammes of pork. Coming from the abettoirs [abettors] there were 892,365 kilogrammes of butchers' meat, and 65,585. kilo- [kilogrammes] grammes of pork, making together 1,240,115 kilogrammes of meat, or an average of 177,446 kilogrammes per day. The average of the previous week was 166,490 kilogrammes per day, making a difference of 5,614 kilogrammes. There were sold at the Marche [March] de la Vulle [Ville] 108,560 head of poul- [Paul- poultry] try, among which were, 53,289 piceons, [pigeons] at from 25 c. to 28,261 fowls at from 75c. [c] to 4f. 50c. [c] 11,725 rabbits from 90c. [c] to 3f. 10,855 ducks from 80c. [c] to 4f. 2,969 fat capons from 2f. to 6f. 532 kids from If. to 7f. 475 lambs from 3 to 20f. [f] At the market on the previous week there were 102,945 head sold, or 5,615 less. There were also sold, 130,881 kilogrammes of sea fish, 7,502 kilo es of fresh water ditto, 3,775 ewt. [et] of oysters, 129,44 kilogrammes of butter, 3,088,190 eggs, and 13,241 cheeses and about the same quantity was sold in the preceding week.-G alignand. [week.-G align and] Comparative Cost or Swords anp [an] - It is estimated that all the labour done a England, in 1847, cost 18,200,000; and official returns show that the cost of our naval and mnilitary [military] ments [rents] for the same year was 18,500,000-that ia, 300,000 more than for all our golden harvests and te the 700,000 labourers who produce them. Grave com siderations [side rations] must arise from such a state of things.