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- Poetry, riginal original] and Selected. THE LOST. in the eager eye, . Verge, which bounds the sight zo m [in] seas, far spread, where day with silent nig [ing] Fe Rejoins eternity. no sail appears, Tn vain; ine [in] the long-lost brave A 1) gladisome [gladsome] wing the g oe Beco' [Bec] fod [food] gaze 'tis [is] but some restless wave Which there its white crest rears. in the long left home, . other wife. and chi dren [den] anxious wait, bs the fireside chair, oft str [st] the grate, vhs 'As he at last were come. While Winter marked that crew . pritons [Britons] buld [build] brave his relentless reign, o g from his throne he summoned all his train ; an Each ferth [Firth] his weapon drew. No a, he bade them stand, J Te the gates of Night, and to the hall Where cold eternal kills, lead one and all That doomed yet dauntless band. ed, but without decay, gis [is] vass [bass] through death, yet never reach the tomb. Imperishably fixed, they wait the doom Of their still lifelike clay. easons [reasons] come and go; ; Like Exypt's [Egypt's] kings embalmed, they're resting there, Each in his icc-hewn [icc-when] sepulchre, And pyramid of snow. Yet Ocean tol s [to s] their knell, From shore to shore the solemn peal ascends, And with its voice of many waters blends 'Their dirge funereal. And the winds wait for them, For many a breeze which loves the seaman By sbelly [Bell] beach, or in choir-like cave, Now sings their requicm. [require] The secret of thcir [their] fate Shall, when the sea gives up Its dead ne 'And God for judgment by his great White The world shall congregate. THE LATE AUTUMN. J Know that thou art beautiful, Late autamn [autumn] with thy plumes Of crimsou, [crimson] purple, green and gold, Amid the thickening glooms ; J know there isa music sweet From thy soft western breeze, That like a thoughtful moves Among the answering trecs [trees] ; But still a sadness and unrest When thou dost come, will take my breast. How drsarily [Disraeli] then the withered leaves Willrustle [Will rustle] to my tread, And I must think of those within The city of the dead The cloquent [eloquent] music of the wind Will but a requiem seem Along the painted forest-aisles, And by toe durkling [during] stream ; The purple leaf, the hectic flower, Seem chosen for a burial hour. brave, The very sky, though glowing still With yonder glorious sun, Or stars that proudly guard the moon, When sie [Sir] lis [is] realin [lineal] hath wou [you] ; The very sky will have a huc [hue] That wakens solemn thought, Awiall [Will] the clouds appear to me For some great sorrow brought- [brought some] Some sorrow cannot divine, Yet shadowing vale and mountain shrine, And yonder ocean, on whose strand J've walked iu summer time, And beard, with light, exultaut [exultant] soul, The everlasting chime- [chime that] That ocuau-ah [occur-ah] what mournful nutes [tunes] Will thet [the arise te uc, Speakiuy [Speaking] of faded ile, aod [and] death, And veiled eternity T can but lay me down and moan, In unison with every tone. I know there are some souls whose mould Is such that they can nue'er [ne'er] This weird, sad feelins [feelings] understand, When comes the fading year; But itis [its] mine; aud [and] oh how oft I have in vain essayed To calla happier aspect up, And wave away the shade Then, till the sad, dark scenes pass by, To other regions let me fly No shrinking spirit, no perchance This gloom but brings to thee A biessing [blessing] bright, and broad, and deep Tn its great mystery Not from the touch of Joy alone The soul perfected stands ; A suber, [sober] lasting majesty Must come from Sorrow s hands; Ob, this the lesson Autumn speaks Ou withering glens and shadowed peaks SE ne BY PERCY B. ST. JOHN, Cuapter [Chapter] I, It was on the 21st of August, 1485, and in the good city of Leicester. It was early morning, and yet a motley crowd was already collected round the Blue Boar of Leicester-citizens and peasants from the neighbouring fields. lt was a terrible time in England for King Richard IIL. [OIL] of fearful memory, had been monarch since the 22nd of June, 1483. weigbed [weighed] upon the Engiish [English] portion of this island. The murder of the young princes in the Tower was not forgotten, nor the fact that Richard III. had been crowned at Westininster, [Westminster] surrounded by the pomp and circum- [circus- circumstance] stance, the gold and glitter, which had been prepared for the coronation of King Edward Y. And now Earl Kichmond [Richmond] was in the field to contest the crown with the blood-stained tyrant, whose one quality y appears to have been valour. The two armies, it was said, were in the reach of Leicester, and the city was in astate [state] of terrible commotion, for there, as in other places, there were men of York and men of Lancaster, hot partisans of White and Red Rose. But now men knew not what Rumours of all kinds were afloat; some said the Earl of Richmond came with forces of English soldiers and foreign allies, while others reduced his followers to a few hundred tad adherents, King Richard, it was allowed on all hands, came attended by a gallant array of knights and men-at-arms, lances and archers, sufficient to crush by their mere weight the audacious usurperand [usurper and] his devoted band. Of these and otber [other] things men discoursed in whispers, both W'thin and without the inn-driuking [inn-drinking] good wine and other Jiquors-when [Liquors-when] one tiding in hot haste reined in his horse aud [and] asked for a tankard, W hat new, Will Freeman said the host. The Earl of Richmond, with a gallant army, has reached Bosworth, and there encamped, replied the rider, Who, it was shrewdly suspected, had been sent on by the earl to learn the temper of the city. Ay, sooth, sayest [safest] thou so -'tis -'is] marvellous likely- [likely but] but who comes next The the] king the king livery, up; Way -clear-vanish A clanz [clan] of trumpets here startled all, and ten minutes later a georgeous [George] yroup [group] of knights and men-at-arms appeared in sizht [sight] in the midst of which rode the king. Behind were the Suinpter [Sinister] mules, the rich baggage, the pores with furniture and utensils for the royal use, feast in Importance were several i i contained bis ment [men] his treasure, aa one atiected [affected] toa [to] special purpose- [purposes] arryi [carrying] i here Bi ey purp [pure] the carrying about of King Glanciny [Glancing] up at the inn, King to his followers. T will rest me bere, and most likely to sleep, he said let the house be cleared, and my goods unloaded' Follow me, my lords, And dismounting, the hump-backed monarch stalked With an affectation of lightness at heart, to the hostel door, bow clear of all obstruction, and entering took possession of the principal chamber. His proud and haughty nobles and officers followed. The body of bis army had made a detour, and posted themselves without the town on the side where lay the village of Bosworth. an had been expected that the battle would have taken wee al once, a measure which the shrewd and cautious We At first intended. But he was overruled. His shouted one, attired in royal the king is coming. Out of the Richard turned, laughing, cite cont [cut] the necessity of enquiring into the force cau [ca] pela, [plea] in all probability, proved fatal to the royal the frat a ume [me] to the astute Richmond to secure often hanno [han] set Lord Stanley. Lut [Lu] on such trifles en hapg [hag] the fate of nations Meanwhile tl ; i day passed with ine [in] Ric [Tic] is nobles in listening t King Richard and his ' to reports, i ivi [iv] i opal porss, [ports] In giving orders, and in fare 2 gee) 7 fae [far] ie cellars of mine host spared, much to bis ov King Richard was nvtoriously [notoriously] generous and ish with the common people vol they supped, and svon [son] after dark King Richard Heme [Home] bis large room, where stuod, [stood] in all its bravery, The ellog [ell] bedsiead, [bedstead] attended by a few of his favourites. oy mee all in high spirits, spoke with contempt of fudent [dent] invader and bis band of foreign mercena- [Mercer- mercenaries] ries, [rise] and with certainty of the a kingdo n. [kingdom n] y final pacification of the Not so the king, who list presently bidding tb attendants. What passed that night no man can ever know. The old historians represent Richard as disturhed [disturbed] by the troubled dreams of an evil conscience, and unable to obtain repose im [in] genial slumber. Everybody remembers the tent scene of Shakespeare. It is probable that bloody Richard, on the eve of a decisive attle, [cattle] may have had serious thoughts, and even troubled Teams, when we recollect his career-his cruel murder of the Plinces [Princes] in the 'fower, [flower] his assassination of Earl Grey, Lord Rivers, Sir Thomas Vaughan, and Sir Richard Harow-his ungrateful execution of his vile favourite Buck- [Buckingham] mgham. [Egham] wat [at] a sufficient for our purpose that the King rose early, head ressiug [rescue] himself iu all his bravery-bis crown upon his mana lied forth early to the fight. And so did Rich- [Charing] ing ie passed out of the inn door, after order- [divested] to be left as it was, undar [under] charge of a uard, [yard] as i Cottle as he inteuded [intended] returning to Lis [Is] quarters after the ened [end] to them impatiently, and em retire, remained alone with his Loud rose the acel [ace] the spleadid [splendid] ana ae amations [stations] of the people of Leicester, as ingly [ingle] invincible cavalcade rode th h he streets on their wee vit [it] cavaicadce [cavalcade] rode throug [through] . ray t 7 oe tn battle array, 7 join the army, which awaited as fine, though not so numerous, a force as ever bowen [Bower] In any of the thirteen great battles of the over the and York, and spread itself widely - But Earl Richmond and his triends [friends] were by record th . fa' ne events of that field, which changed the the Richard lost his life and his crown upon where it The latter was taken up, and secreted in a bush Upon the ya discovered by Sir Reginald Bray, and placed Vil [Vi] f qhe [the] ot Richmond, afterwards Henry . device of a crown in a hawthorn bush at Saob [Sob] end of Henry's tomb in Westminster Abbey. A dull, heavy feeling of oppression pa THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1860. That evening, a half-naked, bleeding corpse was paraded through the streets of Leicester. It was all that remained of Richard III., who was subsequently buried in the convent of the Grey Friars. Thus ended the Plantagenets. It is needless to say that of all that gay and gallant attendance, who left so bravely in the morning, none ever returned to pay mine host, The very guard fled. Bedstead and furniture and utensils remained the prize of the innkeeper, who thus was amply indemnified. Indeed, it was whispered he made his fortune. But this, so many years after, we are not pre- [prepared] pared to assert as a positive fact. II, It was in the reign of King James the First, of Gun- [Gunpowder] powder Plot memory, and in the January of tbat [that] year that one Thomas Clarke was landlord ot the Blue Boar Inn, in the same good town of Leicester. It was in this inn-he was used to say-that King Richard slept the night before the memorable Battle of Bosworth-not in any bedstead belonging to the hostel, but in his own, a richly-carved oaken structure of Gothic taste, which, after the route of the royal army, and the death of King Richard, became the property of the house, and which, if antiquity had been a little better respected in Leicester, would never have been allowed to ave it. at of that anon. Thomas Clarke, vintner and pub- [publican] lican, [rican] was as merry and bearty [Beatty] a fellow as any in the town, with his buxom wife and beautiful daughter. He had been suspected of being a Roman Catholic, but what cared his neighbours, He sold good ale, and he kept his guests company in drinking it. Nor was the Blue Boar Ina ever without company. It was an old house in the year of our Lord 1485, when King Richard slept his last sleep within its walls, and therefore, in 1605, began to be quite an antique. The principal corps de battiment, [basement] as the French say, was composed of a basement floor, entered by a central door- [doorway] way, flanked by two large windows. Here was transacted all business in the public line, Above was one large bed- [bedroom] room, covering the whole of the premises, in which the king slept, the principal ornament of which was the histo- [host- historical] rical [rival] bedstead. Above was a loft. At the side, adorned by the popular chequer, was a sniall [small] building, which served for a rendezvous tor travellers, We have spoken of Clarke, bis wife, and daughter. We may as well the latter by name. Cicely Clarke was a merry, laughing, English girl, with rosy lips, ruddy cheeks, a laughing eye, a white pearly skin, and a kind and tender heart. But, in the opinion of the public, the gem of the house was Oriana, [Oran] or as she was popularly called Orry. [Sorry] Below the ordinary beight, [bright] but with a figure rather slight, despite some embonpoint; [eminent] her purple black hair, her slightly olive complexion, ber [be] great liquid eyes of deep, dark blue, almond-shaped, and fringed with long, dark, silken lashes, her finely chiselled and almost Grecian nose, her faultless mouth, soft skin, and head elegantly set upon her shoulders, made Orry [Sorry] buta [but] strange chambermaid, And yet such was her state and station. When she was six years old, her mother, a foreign lady of some rank-as it appeared by her dress-died suddenly at the inn. Thomas Clarke, in his rough, bluff way, knowing no better, took compassion on the child, and made her first the playmate, then the friend, then the servant of his daughter Cicely. Oriana [Oran] bent herself to every wind that blew, and settled down at last into chambermaid without a murmur. But she never spoke, except compelled by the exigencies of her service, aud [and] not a suspicion of her real sentiments ever crept from the secret recesses of her heart, though her eyes did flash now and then with a strange fire. Mr. and Mrs. Clarke believed they had done a very generous action, and never thougbt [thought] of asking if it were right to turn a young girl, tevderly [elderly] nurtured, and, per- [perhaps] haps, with powerful friends somewhere, into a menial without enquiry. With Cicely it was different. She had always been kind to Oriana [Oran] kind from the very first, when, on the strength of being two years older, she patronised and whispered in secret of her lady mother's death. grew older the young girl began better to understand what she had lost. But she never allowed any one to suspect that she regretted the lowly degree to which she bad fallen, This was the more easy to disguise that of late Cicely and Oriana [Oran] had been much estranged. They were both advaucing [advancing] into womauhood, [womanhood] and John Collingwood, who, a year before, had commenced paying his addresses to Cicely, was by some persons shrewdly suspected of turning his eyes towards the beautiful damsel who waited upon the parlour, or best room, and made the beds. Nota word had been said by either of the young girls on the point, but by a tacit agreement there was an end of all confidence between them. For the convenience of the honse [house] two small rooms had been detached from King Richard's room, and one was now apportioned to each girl, they who had so long slept in one another's arms. Jobn [John] Collingwood was the son of a rich trader. He was a young and rather handsome man, and gave promise of being a substantial burgher. He was of an open, manly, and frank character, full of life and spirits, and jovial withal. He had long loved Cicely Clarke, but had been compelled to be cautious in his advances as Will Colling- [Collingwood] wood, the e'der, twice chief magistrate of Leicester, scarcely approved of the union of his son with the daughter of even a rich vintner. He still, however, continued his visits to the Blue Boar Inn. Though common report did say that he paid more attention to Oriana [Oran] than he did to Cicely. Perhaps tha [that] simple flattery of the girl's manner may ve had some hand in bringing about this state of things. John Collingwood was by far the best looking and hand- [handsomest] somest [some] of those who congregated in the parlour and indulged in the novel amusement of smoking, the existence of which custom in Leicester marks its progress in civilisation. He was also the most kindly in manner, and never took his taukard [drunkard] or pipe from pretty Orry [Sorry] without a gramercy [gramme] or a well turned compliment, at which the bosom of the girl ould [old] heave, her eyes flash, her colour come and go; while her teeth were displayed in all their pearly whiteness as she smiled. John Collingwood saw all this, and became deeply inter- [interested] ested [rested] in the girl, to whom he often spoke between jest and earnest of her wondrous and marvellous beauty. Cicely also saw it, and her heart became very sad. She never whispered a suspicion of her late companion and friend ; but she became reserved and thoughtful, while to her lover her manner was singularly cold. This was very foolish, for it made John take all the more notice of the lovely Oriana's [Oran's] marvellous beauty, heightened in his eyes by the seductive softness of her manner to him, by the tender solicitude of her tones, and the respect she paid to his slightest wishes. This state cf things could not last long. CuHaprer [Compare] III. It was evening. The rain had fallen steadily and fast from dense low clouds all the day-the water poured in ceaseless torrents over the projecting eaves of houses, and all who could avoid being without were snugly ensconced by their own firesides, or enjoying their ease at mine inn. This was the case with John Collingwood and a few choice spirits on the said evening, whe, [the] the more the weather was boisterous without, enjoyed by contrast the blazing logs and hot tankarks [tanks] of spiced max. Suddenly there was a knocking at the outer door, as of men impatient to escape the storm and glancing through the wind, John saw two horsemen, muffled in cloaks, alighting at the door, while the hostler hurried to take their steeds. Next minute they entered the public-room, and with slight courtesy greeting its occupants, advanced towards the fire. Their wet cloaks had been taken off, and their figures were clearly distinguishable. Both were soldiers-Spanish it appeared from their garb -and the first and most striking may be best described in the words of his romantic bistorian-he [Austrian-he] wore a broad-leated [broad-seated] steeple-crowned hat, decorated with a single green feather, pulled over bis brows and worea [wore] polished steel brigandine, [brigantine] trunk hose, and buff boots, drawn up to the knees. His arms consisted of a brace of petronels, [patrons] thrust into bis belt, whence a long rapier depended. His features were dark as bronze, and well formed, though strongly marked, and had an expression of settled sternness. His eyes were grey and penetrating, and shaded by thick, beetle brows and his physiogonomy [physiognomy] was completed by a thick, black, peaked beard. His person was tall and erect, and his deportment soldier-like and commanding. The second stranger was much younger, but nearly as dark, with slight beard, and a singularly handsome and seductive countenance. After a few minutes' delay they seated themselves at a small table. Not a word had as yet been spoken, when Oriana [Oran] entered. Both the soldiers started at sight of her, and smiled grimly. What would you, my masters she said, feebly. Thou art not of this land, replied the elder soldier, abruptly dost speak Spanish This was said in that tongue. Oriana [Oran] stvod [stood] spell. bound-gazing wildly at the speaker. A chord had been touched which vibrated to her very heart; but aftera [after] minute she shook her head with a sad and mournful expression. The the] sound is familiar to me, stand you vot. [not] Her mother died when she was si gai [ga] Thomas Clarke, bluntly. Now, Oriana. [Oran. ad, said Oriana, [Oran, repeated the elder soldier, slowly while the yours oan [on] tee vith [with] ms eyes. é girl listened, spell-bound less. order for supper, rand she relive. 'he man gave care- [crete] The conversation now became gen i until, the landlord rising to retire a came Date ne. times with the house, the elder soldier got up and went after him When Clarke was in his cellar only did he see that he was followed. He gavo [gave] a start and turned pale. 'Tush, man, there is naught to fear, Fawkes Whatever terrible significance that notorious name has now, with many at the time of which we speak, it was a certain passport, for it was that of one devoted to the cause of the Church of Rome, Clarke smiled. 'In what ean I serve you These proclamations, said Guy Fawkes, drawing a packet from his doubtlet [doubtless] they arnounce [announce] the deliverance of the true church, aud [and] the destruction of heresy. Asa good man and true, I bid you distribute them to all such as ' The Bittle [Bottle] of Bosworth has too often been described for us to cularge [large] upon it, but the following on the battle-field will be fund interesting. It is from painstaking Ireland The - the] spot whereon the battle of Bosworth field was fought now presents little more than an extensive range of modern enclosures. Few traces remain of thut [that] memorable action which, by uniting the White Rose and the Red, finally terminated the unnatural con- [contests] tests that for so many years had made 'Poor England weep in streams of blood.' From tradition we learn that Richard's army was encamped upon a hill, with the village of Sutton in his rear, and the wood covering his left flank; while Richmond's army was on the opposite hill, a spot well chosen for his smaller body of troops, with an extensive wood to his right, and the marsh in his front. Norfolk says- [says my] . My lord, the enemy is past the marsh. Near the scene of action is a well, which still retains the name of King Well, There was formerly a flight of steps leading down to it; it is now overgrown with rushes, and run- [running] ning [nine] to waste. About a mile distant is a field called King's Field, on which Richmond is said to have harangued his soldiers ; aud [and] near to Stoke Golding is Crown Hill, pre ably the spot on which Henry was crowned. Below are Halloo Meadows, which probably, derived their name from shouts of applause bestowed by his army, shesaid [she said] but I under- [under] I am Guy are doubtful and hesitats [hesitate] i i the man is found. The hear is approaching, at ee done, replied Clarke, with asligbt [Ascot] 8 well, n i iev [Rev] of an old friend now of Oriana, [Oran] the daughter, I believe, Thomas Clarke explained all he knew of the matter. Guy Fawkes listened with profound attention. When sie [Sir] othe [the] had finished he thanked the inukeeper, [innkeeper] and Now, Thomas Clarke was, as we have said, a Catholic, and in his quiet way a zealous one; But the good vintner was Rone [One] of those obstiuate [obstinate] men who are willing at any time to die for their faith. He was in no hurry to leave this world, even with the reputation of a martyr. It will readily be believed then that the possession of a whole packet of incendiary proclamations excited in his bosom anything but unmixed satisfaction. His heart beat wildly, he glanced timidly round the vault, and trembled at his own shadow as he saw it shiver on the wall. T won't keep 'em-no, I won't, he said with energy. And yet be shuddered at the idea of destroying them, So great an impression had Guy Fawkes made upon him. Suddenly an idea struck him, which he at once deter- [determined] mined to put into execution. He left the cellar, passed the bar where dozed poor Mrs. Thomas Clarke, all unconscious of what was going on, and cautiously ascended the stairs which led to his bedroom, for the host and his wife now, nightly, rested their portly forms upon that which erst had had been King Richard's, For more than a hundred years this massive and huge construction had never been moved. It had been made, and made again, thousands upon thousands of times, while many were the travellers who had reposed within its majestic shade. Its ponderous weight would alone have prevented any disturbance of its position by domestics. Now, Thomas Clarke had often remarked, while showing it to visitors, that its bottom was remarkably thick, and while reflecting on a hiding-place, it had suddenly struck him that this massive couch might contain what he so anxiously sought. . Pale with terror at the thought of being discovered with treasonable and incendiary proclamations in his possession, Thomas Clarke locked himself in the room, and at once proceeded, by a great exertion of strength, bodily to remove the mattress and clothes. This was more easily done than in modern times would be believed. There now remained in view a solid structure of polished oak, at least a foot thick. Drawing his lantern close to him, Thomas Clarke commenced a careful review of every crevice and every joining. But all was solid. True, it could scarcely be one mass of oak, and yet its ponderous weight made it appear that it was so. With a deep sigh, Clarke was about to give up his search, when a knob-scarcely perceptible, and yet pro- [projecting] jecting-caught [acting-caught -caught] his notice. Hurriedly be pressed it, and the oaken mass parted-a cover two inches thick became visible. Thomas Clarke slowly raised it up, and then-livid, pale -bis hair on end, bis teeth chattering-gazed wildly and fearfully upon the contents. His eyes were then cast with a hurried glance towards the door, which was securely bolted and barred. With the utmost precipitation Thomas laid down his papers, and replaced the cover. With the most scrupulous care he adjusted everything as he found it, and satisfied that no suspicion could be entertained of what he had done, he went down to join his uests. [guests] But from that hour, Thomas Clarke never smiled, he was a careworn and timid old man-he who had been so jolly and fearless, and no man could ever suspect the cause. It was truly an extraordinary one. IV. At the usual hour of retiring to rest, Guy Fawkes and his companion rose to seek their rest. 'Che house was still, all the guests had departed, and Thomas Clarke was in the bar with his wife. good night, and retired. Guy Fawkes and the other Spanish soldier were to sleep in the Luge loft at the top ot the house, where several beds were provided for travellers. The young man was by the door, and about to pass out, as Oriana [Oran] handed his valise and a lantern to Fawkes. must see you to-night-alone. I have news for you- [you your] your mother was my friend he said, in a low tone. Oriana [Oran] started. Oriana, Oran] 1 love you had whispered the younger soldier. T must-I will see you alone, ere I leave. T will come, was her reply to both. She then led the way up-stairs, and the three soon stood in the large bedroom of the Blue Boar. A huge apartment and a royal bed, i' faith, said the young soldier. A royal bed, indeed, replied Oriana; [Oran] tis is] King Richard's, that which he left here when he went forth to fight at Bosworth field. Guy Fawkes took off his hat. The conspirator respected the conspirator. There had been no more scruple in the hump-backed king than there was in the soul of the cruel and relentless agent of rather a political party thana [than] sect. Both considered the means fully justified by the end. The younger soldier smiled, as Oriana [Oran] pointed to the steep and narrow stairs which led to their quarters for the night. Mine host, methinks, said the young man, as they ascended the stairs, might have yielded his royal couch for one night to us. He knew not your quality, my lord, replied Guy Fawkes, with something of a sneer. Oriana [Oran] was listening at the bottom of the She heard the one word, my lord, and her eyes flashed Hush cried the young man, with a terrified glance, me Edward-nothing more. Do you forget our compact ' No, said Guy Fawkes, sardonically though why you should so dread your title, I could never surmise, Never seek to know, said the other, sombrely, 'never It is enough that I have done that would make the very fiends of hell shudder at me were it known; and yet, give me wealth, the favour of a monarch, and I should again be received as smilingly as if I had never erred. 'Such words promise little for an enterprise like ours, replied Guy Fawkes. Tush man said the other moodily I hate King James and all his crew. If we succeed they fall, and in the scramble, 'tis [is] bard if I do not regain my position. T suppose I must not find fault with motives, said Guy, who, rutbless [roubles] and cruel as he was, was at least sincere in his purpose, and believed in his mission, or else, I fear me, I should have few aids indeed. are tew would juin [jun] you merely to save mother church, replied Edward ' but who is this girl Why ask you 2 Because I love her. She is too high to be your leman said Fawkes, sternley, [Stanley] as he fixed his piercing eyes upon bim [bi] with an enquiring look. Ts she high enough to be an earl's wife asked Edward, abruptly. Quite. l'hen, by heavens, if we fail not, and I live, will I return and make this girl my wife said Edward warmly. Hush replied Fawkes, she comes. It was true. Oriana [Oran] but waited for Thomas and Sarah Clarke to retire, and caring little whether they slept or not, so light of foot was she, and so substantial the stairs, she at once ascended to the loft, which had a door at the top of the stairs So solidly was the house constructed that they could now converse without suspicion of being overheard. Guy Fawkes and Edward sat ata [at] small table, with a light burning between them, beside which were placed their petronels. [patrons] Oriana [Oran] started to sea the two together, but made no remark. Guy Fawkes motioned her to be seated. Oriana [Oran] obeyed. Edward leaned back in his chair and closed his eyes, as if his part were only to listen. mother died in this inn f Yes, Have you any relic This cross. Any other This missal. Guy Fawkes took them both and laid them on the table. Heaven, thy ways are mysterious Why came I to Leciester, [Leicester] where I shall leavo [leave] no sign, but to snatch this brand from the burning Oriana [Oran] listened with breathless attention. Do you remember your father Oriana [Oran] reflected. No. T doubted not. Oriana, [Oran] your name is Maria Oriana [Oran] Boucher, daughter and sole heiress of Sir Eldred Boucher of Elsington, [Wellington] a property unjustly held by your cousin, Sir Richard Boucher, the bloody persecutor of the saints in this country. I know him The proof the proof cried the pant- [panting] ing girl. Guy Fawkes opened the missal, and between two leaves, slightly gummed together, he soon found a paper, being the marriage certificate of Sir Eldred Boucher and Maria y Mendoza, celebrated at Madrid in the year 1584, and wit- [witnessed] nessed [fessed] by Guido Fawkes. Oriana [Oran] could not read. Ah, true, this hind has neglected your education, said the saturnine conspirator; but it is even so. And now, Oriana [Oran] you must preserve profound secrecy. Before the year is out the heresy which now rules the land will be eradicated, and the true church shall have its own. Then, if you but keep your secret, you shall tear your estate and mansion from its heretic possessor. With what strange light the eyes of Oriana [Oran] now flashed. More than that, my friend here-an English earl,- [earl] attainted [attended] for his religion, who wants but wealth to raise ea to the highest pinnacle of power, will gladly make you is wife. His wife-an English earl the young girl. Yes, said Edward, Tt love you with all my Our position is the same, We must win fortune together, self And you will be true asked Oriana, [Oran] recovering her- [herring] Oriana, Oran, , said the young man, as a mere inn- [innkeeper] keeper's servant, I was struck by your beauty and loveli- [love- loveliness] ness, and would have died to steal youaway. [you away] Now that I know you, I love you all the more; but I cannot ask you a jews. [Jews] my desperate fortunes. You are too precious ecient [cent] are you about to do asked the girl ina firm e 'Are ae re you a true Catholic asked Guy Fawkes, sternly, Will you take the oath of association conspirator, T will, said the extraordinary Listen, replied Fawkes, T await your pleasure. You shall swear -we omit certain words as unfit for our narrative- never to disclose, directly or indirectly, by word or circumstance, the matter that shall be proposed to you to keep secret, nor desist from the execution thereof till the rest shall give you leave. T swear. He then gave her the crucifix to kiss. Guy Fawkes, without hesitation, commenced an animated detail of the Gunpowder Plot. Edward told his true name, and even his real history, And then Guy Fawkes shuddered and turned away. Oriana [Oran] remained unmoved, She was what is called a strong-minded woman. asked the and really fanatic girl, holding up the crucifix. (To be continued. Cicely had wished Jobn [John] Collingwood 3. LL RETROSPECTIONS OF THE STAGE. BY THE LATE JOHN BERNARD, MANAGER OF THE AMERICAN THEATRES, AND FORMERLY SECRETARY TO THE BEEF-STEAK CLUB. VOL. XVI. . London. Beef-steak members abroad Curious circum- [circus- circumstances] stances of the deaths of Colonels Boswell and Elde.- [Else.- Else] The egy [ely] and Incledon'sear.- [Including'sear.- sear] London Characters.- adJudge [adjudged] of Theatricals -Count Bibb.-The [Bibb.-the] original of Jeremy Diddler. -Gentleman Harry.-The [Harry.-the] Pickpocket of high life - A singular anecdote.-Scene im [in] a flash house.-Incident.- [Incident] Brighton, The Beef-steak this winter lost several of its valuable members. Lord Cavan, Colonel Boswell, and others, were abroad on service. We frequently received letters from them, detailing the private circumstances of the campaign, which on club-nights were read alond [alone] to the company. On one occasion our recorder opened a packet of two letters, the first of which was from Elde, [Else] conveying the melan- [mean- melancholy] choly [holy] intelligence that Colonel Boswell had been shot before the walls of Valenciennes [Valentines] the morning previous; and that the singular remark had dropped from his lips, before pro- [proceeding] ceeding [feeding] to the attack that he knew he should be the first to fall, as he was a head taller than any man in the regi- [reg- regiment] ment, [men] and the enemy would take him fora mark. Colonel Elde [Else] coneluded [concluded] by observing, Who will communicate this to poor Mrs. Boswell '-an amiable and beautiful woman to whom the colonel had been united but a few days when he quitted the country. The other letter, singular enough, was from another member of the club, who was also in the Service, transmitting the intelligence that Colonel Elde [Else] himself was shot the day after Colonel Boswell, and that the letter to the club was found in his pocket, These events naturally darkened for that evening the galety [gallery] of the meeting we broke up early, and in testi- [test- testimony] mony [money] of our respect for the gallant and the generous, whose presence had so often illumined and gladdened our board, we passed a resolution that an elegy should be written and composed, and sung on the ensuing club-night. Merry, or Bearcrott, [Barrett] I forget which, produced the poetry Shield set the music, and Kelly, Dignum, [dictum] and Sedgwick, were appointed to sing it. When the night came, the two latter were in readiness, but Kelly did not attend it was therefore presumable that we were to lose our expected treat, (a mournful pleasure, it is true, but one that sin- [sincerely] cerely [merely] concentrated the sympathies of the members, when Incledon [Including] started up and offered to supply Kelly's place, if Dignum [dictum] and Sedgwick would try over their parts. This they accordingly did, and Incledon, [Including] without foreknowledge or even a present sight of the music (being merely given a copy of the words), by ear only struck into the inner part and made it appear as correct and beautiful as either of the others. This was one of Incledon's [Including's] every-day wonders. Shortly after I came to town I went to Peel's coffee-house to look over a file of country papers, and finding every box in the room occupied but one, in which sat a very well dressed man taking some refreshment, I accordingly entered it, calling for what I wanted. In a few minutes the stranger addressed me by name, (claiming no more acquaintance, however, than every private individual holds with a public character, and entered into some remarks on the theatres with equal spirit and judgment. Un looking round, I recognised my triend [friend] George Pierce in the room, beckoning and nodding to me with an earnest- [earnestness] ness I could not acccunt [account] for, and in the interest of my companion's conversation did not attend to. Soon after the strapger [steerage] rang the bell, paid for his refreshment, and politely wishing me good moruing, [morning] took his departure. I now observed I was the stare of the whole room, and Pierce cried out, Bernard, what's o'clock I pointed to the time-piece in the room. No, no-by your watch. I took it out and told him. A hum of surprise and merri- [mere- merriment] ment [men] ran through the boxes, which I thought either very strange or very rude, and enquired of Pierce his motive in asking me. Did you think, Pierce, I had not got a watch said I. Yes, said he, I did, for you have been talking this half-hour to Barrington, the pickpocket. Odds tremors as Acres says I felt, and finding that my purse was safe, grew charitable in an instant. My reply happened to amuse the company as much as my escape I don't know whether the man's a pickpocket or not, but he's a devilish good judge of theatricals. Receiving an invitation to pass a day at Richmond with a party of amateur aquatics, I extended my acquaintance by the knowledge of another London character, the well- [Wilkinson] known Count Bibb, son of a Mr. Bibb, a cutler in Covent Garden, who, having run through his means, was now living on his wits, aud [and] proving himself to be about the keenest blade his father had manufactured. He was the first chevalier dinduslrie [industrial] of his day, and by his success and reputation contributed not a little, I believe, to the propagation of the race. He was well educated, and had some talents for conversation but his principles were as plastic as his hat, and, like his costume, of that sans souct [South] order, that implied a sans six-sous value. In his manner be was insinuating and genteel, even to refinement -for, though requiring a slight dash of impudence to give spirit to his exertions, they were always restricted to the bounds of propriety. With the women universally Bibb was a favourite he was. a clever small-talker, a good hand at whist, and a connoisseur in tabbies and parrots. 'To the men be made himself useful in particular ways, and was one of the most obliging and convenient animals that ever ran upon two legs. He had his seven staunch dining acquaintance, whom he numbered, (Monday, 'luesday, [Tuesday] Wednesday, &c.,) and stuck with instinctive fidelity. He used to supply his wardrobe by borrowing in a hurry coats and boots, owing to a sudden invitation to dine or go into the country-and his immediate necessities, by obtain- [obtaining] ing the trifling loans of shillings and half-crowns to pay for letters and parcels of game which the never received. The ovly [only] game on this occasion was what he made of his friends. To bring him more immediately before my reader's eye, be was the original of Kenny's Jeremy Diddler and Lewis, whom he had patronised for orders and half-crowns innumerable, knew how to colour the picture with tints the more striking because the more true, I had an acquaintance at this time by the name of Higginbottom, a wine and spirit merchant, who supplied Newgate prison, and several of what were termed the 'flash houses. On one occasion when he was going to receive his money from these places, he invited William Farmer, the coach-maker, und [and] myself to accompany him, and it would afford us an insight into low life, not every day to be obtained. At Newgate, after a pretty general survey of the prison, we were conducted into the room of that elegant child of Mercury, Harry, who was then in durance vile for an attempt to pluck the George from the breast of a royal duke, in the pit of the Opera House. We found him walking about, humming a fashionable tune, in an elegant robe dz chambre, [chamber] with his hair in papers, as if preparatory for a dressing-party. This person enjoyed a peculiar celebrity he was the pickpocket of high life. His sphere was the West End, his resort the opera, the concerts, and Tattersal's [Tattersall's] and in his appearance and deport- [deportment] ment [men] he was well to escape the suspicions of the beings be encountered. He aped the fashionable accent in his speech, fashionable modes in his living, and fashionable vices in his pleasures. Had Lord Chesterfield been a chief justice, Gentleman Harry would never have been punished. When the keeper introduced us he bowed with the utmost affability, told my friend that he sold the best wine in London (a bint [bent] that a bottle might be sent for, which was complied with), and assured me that he had often had the pleasure of sitting down with me at the Beef-steak and the Anacreontic. He then dashed with much sprightliness into all the topics of the day, touching upon his owa [oa] situation (which was a fearful one) in a tone of levity and contempt. After relating many of bis adven- [aden- adventures] tures [Tues] of his past life, he produced an instrument from a drawer, which he gave us to examine it was a narrow tube of polished steel, about five inches long, from the end of which issued, by pressure, a kind of barb. This was an implement of his own invention for picking pockets, and the means, as he asserted, of obtaining him many hundreds; respecting it wo were favoured with the following anec- [cane- anecdote] ote. [ot] The circumstance which led to its invention was the fashion of tight buckskins, which clinging round the thigh like a second skin, rendered the insertion of a hand in its pocket extremely difficult, if not hazardous. Making a drawiug [drawing] of his design, he carried it to one of the first cutlers in the metropolis, and enquired if he had a workman skilful enough to construct the implement. He was told that it should be executed in a week, and the price would be five guineas. Leaving a deposit, he called again at the time appointed, was shown the tube, and perceived that it strictly accorded with the drawing. He then completed the payment very cheerfully, and was about quitting the shop when the cutler stepped up to him, and in a most polite manner said, If it was not a liberty, he should feel extremely obliged to be informed for what use so curious and expensive an article was If you will step into your parlour I will tell you with pleasure,' said Harry. The cutler opened the door, rubbed his hands, and smirked him with the utmost alacrity. Plainly then, said his customer, this instrument, which you have finished so highly is intended for the purpose of picking pockets. The honest mechanic surveyed Harry from head to foot, and doubting his words from his appearance, attempted to laugh, and expressed his disbelief. The latter, however, repeating the assertion, the cutler begged to doubt the utility of the device. I-I should imagine, sir, said he, that-that instrument could not be applied to the pur- [our- purpose] pose you mention, with any degree-of--of certainty. Yes, replied Harry, with certainty tor in proof, thers [there] is your purse, which I drew from your pocket as we entered the room. The cutler's astonishment Harry left to our imaginations. When reflection returned, the former opened his restored purse, took out of it the five guineas, and begged to make his customer a present of the article, on condition that, whenever he wanted anything more of that sort, he would be good enough to go to another shop. We were not more pleased with the points of the above circumstance, than Harry's manner of giving them. He certainly possessed all the external characteristics of a gentleman (with more than the usual talent that is dis- [displayed] played in telling a story), whatever his education, or the portion of sense which his unprincipled habits had so fatally perverted. . He was soon after condemned for the cause which now imprisoned him but about a week before his execution, contrived to obtain a dose of poison and destroy himself. From the prison we proceeded to one of those houses 1n the neighbourhood termed, by Captain Grose [Rose] in his dic- [Dick- dictionary] tionary, [stationary] Newgate Academies, and went into a long room well lighted up, which was filled with chairs and ee and had a bar at one end. If the occupants of ee one and tables bore any striking resemblance to h ae gang, it was because there happened to bea Peachu [Peach] them a bar who received their stolen contributions, pay ng cies [ties] ds he retained till rewards trifling sum on the value, which goods he r to get back the were offered from persons that were willing to ge bottom' it king questions. As Higginbottom's property without as. gq erheard [heard] the conver- [cover- nervousness] business led him up to the bar, we ov (as they one by sation [station] that took place between f ne &c.,) ane [an] dropped in with Te with them too much like and Peachum [Peach] Core eonld [end] here remark all the peculiarities a pawnbroker. d the varieties of their appearance, an of their language and the va ing if not edify; t that was certainly amusing if not edifying, eraploymen [employment] some refreshment, Higginbottom walked Farmer and myself round the room to survey its occupants more nearly, Peachum [Peach] crying out in a clear sonorous Voice, Allright [Alight] in order to satisfy the company, asit [sit] appeared, that they were in no danger of our robbing them some were en at cards, others at dice, and all in drinking. Here was the depredator to be espied in all his species ; though the distinction lay not so much, I amagine, [imagine] in dress asin manner. This was a fine field for speculation, to have recognised the highwayman by his bullying abruptness- [abruptness] his stand-and deliver decision; the housebreaker, by his scientific phrases and the pickpocket, from his shabby genteel pertness and nonchalance a collection of nothing, to cause the most s else, to use their own terms, but Gemmens Immense] and genuses. [geniuses] This assembly and its purposes the government per- [permitted] mitted [fitted] to exist, as it enabled the runners from the public offices to obtain a familiar knowle [Knowles] ige [age] of the thieves, aod [and] information as to the manner in which stolen property was disposed of. This practice, I believe, is no longer in being but as evidence of the good effects it occasivnally [occasionally] produced, a circumstance occurred in the room before we quitted. A man had just taken his seat at one of the tables, and begun to get social with his companions, when Townsend came in, who, having missed him for some time from his to St. Cloud with the Duchess, illustrious relative, It seems that th both by the altered 2 produced upon appearance of the Empress was such ag erlous [perilous] apprehensions to those who, not having seen her Majesty tor some time, were unprepared for the change. 'They say that the Duchess was 80 mined upon the course she meant to pursue, that, without losing a moment's time, she rushed back to the Tuileries [Distilleries] where the Emperor was in the act of presiding at a Council of Ministers, and, waiting until the sitting was over, she immediately explained to him, in plain and open terms, her opinions of the state into which the Empress appeared to be fast hurrying. The Emperor was so much struck with the picture presented to him of the gradual decline in the energies of the Empress, that he consented to return and to add his persuasions accustomed resorts, went up and slapped him familiarly on to those of his relative, to induce the Empress te accede the shoulder- Ah, Billy, my buck, how are you give us a grip of your The the] compunctious [compunction] rogue dropped the cards he was sorting in astonishment, and staring in the former's face, exclaimed, Townsend Why you must be above an hoursince [hour since] it was done But never mind, let me finish the rubber, and I'll go with you. with his usual presence of mind, assented, and coming up to me, of whom he had some knowledge, declared, with a smothered laugh, how the rogue had com- [committed] mitted [fitted] himself, as he had no charge against him whatever. The next day, when the robbery was advertised, the perpe- [per- perpetrator] trator [orator] was already in custody. For the summer of 1795, several of my best triends [friends] advised me to apply for the Brighton Theatre, as in conse- [cone- consequence] quence [Queen] of a late royal marriage, the town was expected to overflow and from the patronage I was sure of receiving in the highest quarter, the season could not fail iu proving suc- [such- successful] cessful. [useful] Seizing the suggestion, I rode down to Brighton directly, called on Moody, and secured the house for 400, and a benefit for the widow Fox. I now made the best arrangements I could to obtain an attractive company. Holman, Munden, and Ineledon [Eldon] I engaged to succeed each other, and the Honouroble [Honourable] Mrs. Twiselton [Twisting] (the best pro- [provincial] vincial [initial] actress in England) to lead the business for the season. Atwood superintended the musical, and Byrne the terpsichorie [chorister] department, and Tommy Hull was my stage- [stronger] manager. I forget the names of their coadjutors, a dozen clever persons, whose talents collectively constituted a strength fit for Bath in its best days. It is sufficient to inform my reader that the speculation was a failure. Owing to peculiar causes, the sea-seeking public that sammer, [hammer] instead of fowing [owing] to Brighton, ran away to Margate. No one stayed at the former but a few citizens and blacklegs ; the first of whom came to save money, and the other to find it. Owing, therefore, to my expensive preparations, the curtain dropped to a loss of 570. Thad not been in London a fortnight, when my friend Mr. Morton, the coach-maker, to whom I had advanced a considerable sum, failed, which, with other circumstances not necessary to mention, in the skort [short] space of three months, swallowed the entire amount of my professional savings; so that, with the exception of my in town, and my share in the Plymouth theatre, I was literaliy [literally] poorer man now than when I entered London. (To be continued.) THE EMPRESS OF THE FRENCH. The Empress Eugénieleft [engulfed] Londonon [London] Friday for Edinburgh. Her Majesty reached York in the evening, and stopped during the night, with her suite, at the Royal Station Hotel. On Saturday morning, her Majesty having break- [breakfasted] fasted, left her hotel, in the company of the Comtesse [Comets] de Montebello, Madame de Sauley, [Sale] and Colonel Fove, [Five] for the purpose of inspecting the Cathedral. On her arrival there she was conducted to the choir, whilst she was passing round which Dr. Monk played a grand -voluntary on the organ. The Hon. and Rev. the Dean of York and the Rev. Canon Hey also conducted her Majesty up the side aisles, and over the Lady Chapel. The Empress afterwards proceeded to the Chapter House, having inspected which she was taken to the crypt under the choir, which has been illumi- [mill- illuminated] nated [Anted] expressly for the oceasion. [occasion] Her Majesty remained in the cathedral for about three quarters of an hour, after which she was driven in a cab to the Museum belonging to the Yorkshire Philosophical Society. Over this building she was accompanied by the Rev. Canon Hey, and the Rev. J. Kenrick [Stricken] (the president of the society), who also conducted her Majesty over the Hospitium [Hospital] and the grounds, A considerable number of persons had assembled both at the cathedral and the Museum Gardens, and her Majesty frequently bowed in response to the many marks of courtesy which were paid her. At a little before two o'clock the Iady [Lady] Mayoress (Mrs. Leeman) and her two daughters were introduced to her Majesty, and spent some time in conver- [cover- conversation] sation [station] with her. Having arranged to leave York by the 2-10 p.m. express train for the North, the Empress was met on the departure platform at that time by the Lord Mayor (G. Leeman, Esq.), who is the vice-chairman of the North-Eastern Railway Company. 'To him her Majesty expressed the pleasure she had derived from an inspection of the ancient city-its Cathedral, Museum, &c., and hoped on some future occasion to again visit York, and makea [make] longer stay. Before entering the carriage, her Majesty was repeatedly cheered by the company who had assembled to witness her departure, a mark of respect which her Majesty appeared fully to appreciate. Her Majesty and suite were attired in deep mourning, and the Empress wore a pale and languid appearance. THE EMPRESS IN EDINBURGH. The Empress of the French, on Saturday afternoon, left York for Edinburgh. At Darlington, Newcastle, Berwick, and other stations along the line, numbers of people were collected, who cordially cheered ber [be] Majesty on the arrival and departure of the train. At Newcastle, the Mayor, and the French and Spanish Consuls had the honour of paying their respects personally to her Majesty. Edinburgh was reached abcut [about] eight in the evening. About a couple of hundred of well-dressed people, says the Scoisman, [Scotsman] had taken up their places on the plattorm [platform] and outside the station; and the Empress, on stepping from the train, was received with enthusiastic acclamation. The proptietor [proprietor] of Douglas's Hotel had a number of private carriages in readiness, to which the Empress and her attendants immediately made their way-though not without some little difficulty, from the eager though almost involuntary pressure of the rapidly-increasing crowd. The carriages drove off to Douglas's Hotel, followed by another hearty cheer. A considerable crowd had also assembled in frout [front] of the hotel, and there the Empress was again greeted with a hearty welcome. On Sunday morning the Empress, with her suite, attended St. Mary's Catholic Church, where High Mass was celebrated, and ater [after] an address by Bishop Gillis, a Te Deum [Drum for the safe return of the Prince of Wales was performed. A con- [considerable] siderabe [steerage] number of people had collected in front of the church when the Imperial party came up, and inside the building was densely crowded; but the assemblage conducted themselves with the utmost The Imperial party walked to and from the Chapel, and the Empress (whose health, by-the-bye, would scarcely seem to warrant the application ot the term delicate,) did not seem the least put about by the journey to the hotel having to be taken through a smart snow shower. Inthe [Another] afternoon, her Majesty, with the members of her suite, and attended bya [by] French guide belonging to the hotel, took a walk along Princes-street and Waterloo-place with the intention of ascending the Calton Hill, to enjoy the celebrated panora- [panorama- panoramic] mic view which it affords. The disagreeable state of the weather, however, prevented this intention from being carried out and the Empress desired the guide to conduct her te Holyrood. The route chosen was down the precipi- [recipe- precipitous] tous [Tours] pathway styled Jacob's Ladder to the North Back of the Canongate, and thence to the front of Holyrocd [Holdroyd] Palace. Her Majesty gazed for a few moments upon the ancient chapel, and looked wistfully up at the weather-worn turrets pointed out by the guide as the apartments of Mary, Queen of Scots and then expressed a strong wish to see some- [something] thing of Seat. Tho royal party accordingly proceeded eastward to the point where the Duke's Walk is Joined by the Queen's Drive at the foot of the hill, when the excessive keenness of the wind, and the dull heavy atmos- [Amos- atmosphere] phere, [there] caused her Majesty, with apparent reluctance, to agree to return to the city. The party then proceeded up the Canongate; visited the White Horse Close, where one of the gentlemen of the suite entered the ancient hostelry (believed to be the oldest house in Edinburgh,) from which the close derives itsname; [its name] paused a few minutes to contemplate the quaint old gables of John Knox's house, and returned by tae [tea] North Bridge to the hotel, which the Empress did not again leave that night. It is rumoured that her Majesty will remain in Edinburgh fora day or two, thouzh [though] nothing definite is known on this point. With respect to her Majesty's visit to this country, the Observer says The suddenness and privacy of the visit of the Empress has naturally given rise to surmises which everyone fashions according to the bent of bis own feelings or prejudices. We believe that this visit is easily explained. The Empress Eugénie [Eugenie] has been suffering from illness and low spirits, greatly aggravated by the shock caused by the intelligence of the death of her ouly [only] sister, the Duchess D'Alba, in the midst of the fatigues of the journey to Algiers. Even if her health had permitted, she could not receive company durivg [during] the approaching annual festivities at Compiégne. [compiling] She, therefore, resolved to pay a long promised visit to one of ber [be] closest friends, the Duchess of Hamilton, whose mother was a Beauharnais, [Beaumaris] and who is the cousin of the Emperor Napoleon the Third. It was naturally thought that change of air and scene might be serviceable and she is alse [ale] about to consult Dr. Simpson, of whose practice amongst ladies of high rank is very extensive. fad her arrival been announced, she would necessarily have been received with all the forma- [formalities] lities [cities] of state, which she came to avoid. Her incognita [incognito] has been strictly preserved. She is attended by two noblemen of her household, and two ladies of honour, She travels under the name of the Countess De Lamotte [Latte] Benvron. [Bavarian] On the same subject, the gossipping [gossiping] Paris correspondent of the Court Journal writes - Ever since the death of her sister, the Duchess d' Alba, the Empress has been labouring under the most terrible depression of spirits, and has given herself up entirely to the sad thoughts inspired by her bereavement. The doctors have been called in one after the other, but without avail. Masses and requiems were alone capable of giving a moment's calm to her Majesty's constant excitement, amounting almost to despair. Her Majesty is evidently suffering from that peculiar state of mind known in France ag the imagination frappee, [wrapper] a state which, in England, is treated energetically, by shower baths, change of scene, opposition, soinetimes [sometimes] by downright coercion, but which in France meets with indulgence and sympathy, with the humouring of relatives, and the coaxing and watchful eagerness of dependants (all bad methods of treatment according to English ideas), and is therefore suffered to acquire the proportions of a formidable disease, instead of being a mere caprice of the imagination, nipped in the bud, us itis [its] with us. The conviction which has induced this state of mind with the Empress is, that of being doomed to perish, like her sister, and of the same painful and lin- [lingering] gering [gearing] complaint, of which, with true hypochondrical [hypochondriacal] delu- [deli- delusion] sion, she is beginning to experience every symptom as prompted by imagination, suffering the pain and weariness in reality, while the disease is only imaginary. Travelling alone has been long since pronounced the only cure for this state of mind, and the doctors had all agreed that nothing but a visit to the south could restore her Majesty to her usual state of health. But wheretogo [whereto go If to Italy, political importance would immediately have been attached to the journey-if to Nice, pasty spirit would bave [ave] rendered the visit intolerable. Political and domestic considerations rendered Spain out of the question. Madeira had just been suggested, when the Empress of Austria determined upon taking up her abode there during the winter and the idea of change had just been given up altogether, when the Duke and Duchess of Hamilton, passing through Paris, repaired to St. Cloud, in order to pay their respects to their What, already, Master a conjuror why, it ar'n't vanquished in time. to this method of fighting the enemy which wag threatening to devour both body and soul if not Everything was arranged in as hour-the Duchess departed-and to the astonishment of all, the Empress, in the hurry and agitation of departure, and in the mental occupation afforded by the novel set of images offered to her mind, resisted but feebly, and yielded for the first time for many weeks, the Opposition made to her passing the greater portion of tho night within the chapel of Reuil; [Rail] and what is more, she was observed to smile at an observation made by Madame de Sauley, [Sale] as the carriages approached Paris, and the market carts, laden with flowers, were passed on the road. That lady sug- [su- suggested] gested, [rested] whimsically enough, that a great proportion of the flowers mizht [might] be destined for the Sainte [Saint] Kugénie [Eugenie] and the Image of the astonished and disappointed bouquet-bearers immediately Suggestipy [Suggesting] itself to ber [be] Majesty's mind, she almost lunghed [lunched] and the ice was broken. It required but little effort to maintain the distraction ;and we have it from very good authority that, from that moment up to the taking leave of the Emperor at the railway station, not once did her Majesty relapse into that vacancy of despair which bad so long been her ordinary state-so much had the prospect of chanve [chance] and diversion atready [already] dove fur the moral portion of the disease. The silence which for some days tho Monietur [Monsieur] has observed in regard to the departure of the Empress, probably with the intention of assisting her tncognito [incognito] in travelling, is now broken, and the journey of ber [be] Majesty is officially set furth [Firth] by the French government. The announcement in the Monitevr [Monetary] runs thus [thus] The sad blow which her Majesty the Empress has experienced in her family affections having rendered a change of air necessary for her health, her Majesty left three days since to make, in a most private manner, a journey in England and Scotland for a few weeks. Her Majesty left on Wednesday morving, [morning] and the Emperor accompanied her to the railway station. The Jlorning [Morning] Post adds the following particulars respecting the effect produced on her Majesty by her sister's death It will be remembered that in the midst of their journey in Africa the Empress heard of the Duchess's unexpected death. Her grief was the more painful because she cvuld [could] not escape from the necessities of official receptions. In this unhappy position there remaincd [remained] one melancholy consulation, [consultation] namely, that she might still pay the last sad duties to hersister. [sister] What, then, must the Empress have suffered when, on her return from Africa, she learned that she was deprived of her last sad hope, and that the Duchess was already committed to the grave Thenee [Then] arose an overpowering despair, a retired and solitary lite which seemed to refuse every consolation. Such a state of things could not be allowed to continue without seriously affecting the health of the Empress, and the Emperor positively urged a change of scene and of air, which might mitigate, if nut dispel, a state of feeling which caused so much anxiety to himself and to all attached to her Majesty. fler [fer] Majesty drove out on Monday morning, and walked some distance in the Queen's drive, but the gruund [ground] was too wet to attempt to ascend to Arthur's Seat. The Empress then went through Holyrood-palace. Inthe [Another] afternoon she visited the Castlo, [Castle] and talked very affably toasoldier [soldier] of the 78th, [the] who wore several medals, and afterwards went through the barracks. The Empress of the French visited Melrose Abbey and Abbotsford, on Tuesday. 'he Edinburgh City Conncil [Council] has resolved to present an address to her Majesty, expressing, on the part of the citizens of the Scottish capital, a cordial desire that her visit to this country may conduce to her health and happiness, and also that, thouzh [though] unofficial and destitute of state paraphernalia, it 'it may teod [ted] to main- [maintain] tain and promote peace and goodwill between two great and neizhbuuring [neighbouring] nations of Europe. 'lhe [he] Empress of the French received an address from the Corporation of Edinburgh on Wednesday, and in acknow- [acne- acknowledging] ledging [lodging] the civic welcome, her Majesty expressed a hope that the people of this country would believe that it was the Emperor's earnest desire that the Anglo-French alliance shoul [should be stedfastly [steadfastly] maintained. LOUIS NAPOLEON IN LONDON EXTRAORDINARY HOAX In London, on Wednesday, the ery [very] was raised The Emperor Napoleon had landed Crowds rushed to London ridge, and crowds to the South-Western. Rumour soon magnified itself into positive assertion, and Scotland-yard was applied to. Straightway a large force of police was sent down to the station to keep the surging crowd from too near an approach to Majesty. Still matters were only at the state of assertion, when suddeniy [suddenly] the telegraph was set to work at Winchester, and the vreat [great] news was con- [converted] verted [averted] into a certainty, A guard telegraphed to the board that he had got Napoleon in the first compartment of a first-class carriage in the 2 30 train from Portsmouth. On this-endless excitement. The train was watched for, prayed for. At last it duly rumbled into the station. Directors were there, and big and little officials, and long- [long nosed] nosed police, and quick-eyed reporters and last, not least, it is averred, a posse of French secret police sprang from the ground, having arrived, by some tunnel only known to the French, from Leicester-square. 'he hubbub was great; dozens of hands were laid on the doors of all first compartments of first-class carriages. Who should first greet him The astonished passengers could hardly get out. Where was he Why, sure enough, ina first compartment there was found a quict-looking [quiet-looking] gentlemen, with the prominent nose and the moustache and imperial of the victor of Solferino, [Suffering] As such he was hailed. 'Ave Cesar cried the board, and Hooray for the emperor shouted the crowd. 'The [the] police pushed them back. The reporters duly noted the 'fovation, [formation, and room was made for the imperial movements. High beat the hopes of the Hansoms. Larnest, [Largest] though humble, were the four- [feelers] wheelers; when suddenly the group about the carriage parted asunder. 'The [the] astonished gentleman explained to the unwilling auditors who he was, and a magistrate with spectacles, two railway interpreters, and four travelled Britons, affirmed that be was rotthe [other] Emperor. 'This being confirmed by the general verdict of the crowd, including the French detectives, he was permitted to escape from his strange and novel situation. The British public were undoubtedly sold, to use the phrase current among the masses in the Waterloo-road. Nevertheless, many held that Napoleon ought to bave [ave] come, and that be would still come, and they remained near the station till a late period of the afternoon. The police stayed three hours at the station, till, finding there was no possible reason for their pretence, they marched back to Scotland-yard. Mean- [Meanwhile] while, the news had spread through London, and for a few hours the hoax enjoyed a very lively existence.-Morning Post. i M. Ole Bull, the eccentric but greatly gifted violinist, is said to be about to visit this country in pursuit of his The guard of a passenyer [passenger] train, on the London and North- [Northeastern] Western Railway, had a narrow escape at the Stalybridge tunnel, on Saturday. He had left his carriage for a moment, and before he could get on again he was knocked down by atrain [train] from Leeds. Of course it was expected be had been killed on the spot; but when picked up it was found that a wheel of one of the carriages had slit the sleeve of his coat and his trowsers [trousers] completely down, as if cut with a knife. His arm and leg seemed as if they had been scorched. One of his shoes had the upper leather completely stripped off the sole, the nails having been drawn out, and the heel completely crushed. The man luckily sustained no further injury, Fearrun [Fear run] Tracepy [Trace] in Soura [Sour] STtaFFORDSHIRE.-Wall- [Staffordshire.-Wall- Brook] brook. near Tipton, was on Wednesday the scene of a shocking tragedy. It appears that a man named Henry Lewis, and his wife, came to reside in the above neighbour- [neighbourhood] hood from Dudley Port, ou Monday last, and a young man, named John Stephenson, an engineer, went to lodge with them. About balf-past [bale-past] one o'clock on Wednesday a young gir [Sir] happening to go into Lewis's house heard a kind of scuffling up stairs, She listened, and then heard a fearful vroan. [roan] She immediately informed the neighbours, who thereupon went up stairs, and there found the lodger and Mrs. Lewis with their throats cut. Stephenson was dead. 'The [the] woman was insensible, with several wounds on the left arm and ber [be] throat gashed, and was lying as if forced upon the bed. After a time she became conscious, but was incapable of speech. She, however, by signs led Polices sergeant Costillo [Still] to understand that about the time named, Stephenson took off his shoes and came up stairs to her, while she was cleaning the boards that he laid hold of her, j and, not succeeding in his design, pulled a razor from his pocket, cut ber [be] arms, and then her throat, Finding what he had done, he then cut his own throat. His shoes were found down stairs. No motive can be assigned for the act by the husband, other than the exasperation felt by Ste- [Stephenson] phenson [Stephenson] at finding himself foiled. On Thursday afternoon Mary Lewis still remained alive. Her ultimate recovery, however, is scarcely possible, Sho [So] is unable to articulate, and continues to make known her wants by motions and other proceedings, She remains sensible, and is able in the way noticed to reply co the interrogations put to her. The room in which she is lying is said to be very small, leaving only a small space between the bed and one of the walls, In this space she has replied that sho [so] was when Stephenson came upstairs, The wall here is bespattened [bespattered] with blood. Stephenson had lodged with the family two he months, Having obtained work some distance away, be came to their house on Wednesday to fetch some 9 to clothes, and took dinner with them. Lewis, for vata [data] work, left him in the kitchen with his wife oe Sis Penson [Person] woman of weak intellect. It was after this tha [that] Soman cays would seem to have gone upstalrs. [upstairs] The P t as that which that he never before made such an attemp [attempt] i heroically. -The [the] prevalence of these very HRO [HO] and oftentimes destructive disorders for many Seat in this country, bas placed them in the category the most fatal English maladies. It is, therefore, most satisfactory to know that a very simple and safe remedy- [remedy] Dr. de Jongh's [John's] Light-Brown Cod Liver Oil-containing peculiar curative principles which therapeutic experience bas proved to be totally wanting in the pale oil-has been prescribed by the faculty ia numerous cases of chronic and throat affections, and has afforded not only immediate mitigation, but has finally and effectually restored sufferers to permanent health. 'The [the] actual benefit derived is thus conclusively stated by Mr. Arthur Cridland, [Midland] an eminent surgeon The effect of Dr. de Jonghs's [Jones's] oil on myself last winter was remarkable. I snffered [suffered] from excessive irritation of the larynx, consequently I was greatly reduced in strength and appearance, and quite unable to attend to my professional duties. It occ [cc] ad to me that the oil which I was frequently prescribing wou [you] benefit my own case, and after taking it a few days, i good effect commenced, and at the end of six wenk [wan] regained my usual health and strength, and had entire y lost the laryngeal irritation, which was of a most harassing ' and fearfully distressing character.