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THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRON [CHRONIC] ICLE, [ICE] SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 1850. POETRY. ee F000 [F] TURN WHEN YOU CAN. ot great wealth a kind heart to display; neds [ness] be but willing it soon finds a way, the one yet, in the humblest abode, gna [na] the prother [brother] a step on his road. May help oe the fortune 2 man may have won, 1 whate [what] depends on the way it is done; gjnduess [genders] er be our purse, and though narrow our span, and none do a good turn when we can. a m [in] of pleasure may charm for awhile, uty [duty] is frail, and inconstant its smile . of kindness, immortal in bloom, tness [witness] o'er life anda [and] grace o'er our tomb; a nc enjoy life, why the next thing to do that another enjoys his life too ; Js to 8 qh poor be our purse, and though narrow our span, and Ors to do a good turn when we can. yess [less] Cherles [Charles] Tae [Tea] air Lloo [LL] 2 its pew pust [post] the 3 swee [see] --- qHOUGHTS [thoughts] IN DESPONDENCY. (From the Leader.) Tuts life is all too short Ils [Is] too feeble, and our wants too great. Struggles are nought; pimies, [pities] We vainly struggle to create our We have no time for deeds; We can put dally with each half-formed plan, Each project needs The ripe experience of an aged man. The ripe experience, and with it the imperious will of youth Its affluence ofenergy [of energy] and hope-its faith in truth Minds that are ripe in age weak in act cautious, unnerved by doubt, Apprentissage [Apprentice] To the taskmaker, [task maker] Time, crushes their vigour out. Are Thus is our life too short ; When young we cannot act, we are not wise Wisdom is naught [night] When age has chilled our passionate energies. Our scanty span of years Prevents enjoyment-is too brief for those Who with their tears Would mingle the luxurious stretchings [stretching] of repose. We cannot in the sun Dally away the noon, thrown on the grass day is done, And watch sky-weary clouds in shadows pass Or, sitting on the beach, Muse ou that vast monotony-the sea- [whose] Whose dim shores reach Vaguely afar into immensity ; Or, gazing in the eyes Where float the mysteries of divinest moods And sympathies Unspeakable-such as the deep soul broods- [broods to] To music listening, Eutranced [Entranced] in the Iuxurious [Luxurious] agony Of spells that fling Such rapture round us that we fain would die O curse of curses, Time We cannot idle in this passing scene. We give our prime, Our spring, with all its tender shoots of green, That in our grey old age We may reposc-enjoy. [repose-enjoy] And when 'tis [is] here What is't -Dotage Toothless, senscless, [senseless] pulscless, [corpuscles] full of fear A mockery is life A will-n'-visp [will-n'-vis] that leads to the grave What boots the strife, When victory is never with the brave eae [ear] FIRESIDE READINGS. (On the outside of things seek for differences, on the inside for likenesses. An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for au excuse is a lie guarded. Library-a precious catacomb, wherein are embalmed and preserved, imperishably, the great minds of the dead who will never die. What a luxurious man, in poverty, would want for horses aud [and] footmen, a good-natured [good-matured] man wants for his friend or the poor. Few people know themselves, because they find the stuly [study] of themselves an employment but little calculated to satisfy their pride or vanity. Soul-cheering is it to live in an age when a thought is stronger than a sword, public opinion more powerful than a standing army, the people's mouth more potent than the cannon. The tears we shed for those we love are the streams which water the garden of the heart, and without them itwould [it would] be dry and barren, and the gentle flowers of affection would perish. The sweetest flowers are those which shed their odours, in quict [quiet] nooks and dingles; and the purest learts [hearts] are those whose deeds of love are done in soli- [sol- solitude] tude [tue] and secret. To find one who has passed through life without sor- [Sir- sort] tow, you tuust [trust] find one incapable of love or hatred, of Love aud [and] fear-one that hath no memory of the past, audno [audio] thought of the future-one that hath no sym- [sum- sympathy] pathy [path] with humanity, and no feelings in common with te rest of his species. Siext [Sixty] Grier.- [Grier] There are thoughts that lie and deep; tearful pearls beneath life's sea, that surges still and rolls sunlit, whatever it may hide. Common woes, like fluids, mix all round. Not so with tat other grief. Some mourners load the air with their lamentations; but the loudest notes are struck froa [fora] hollows. Their tears flow fast, but the deep spring ony [on] How 10 Coox [Cook] 4 Huspanp.-As [Husband.-As] Mrs. Glass said of the hare, you must first catch him. Having done so, the anode of cooking him, so as to make a good dish of him, i silos -Many good husbands are spoiled in the 'va ig some Women go about it as if their husbands Were bladders, and blow them up. Others keep them touted mhot [hot] water while others freeze them by ones collness, [coolness] Some smother them with hatred, a on and variance, and some keep them in pickle i 'ar lives. These women always serve them up oe sauce. Now it cannot be supposed that ir will be tender and good if managed in this te ut they are, on the contrary, very delicious ia of nauazed [nursed] as follows -Get a large jar called the hlace [place] carefulness (which all good wives have on hand), coh [Co] a husband in it, and set him near the fire of it ie ri 3 let the fire be pretty hot but especially bitt [butt] -above all let the heat be constant. Cover nisl [island] eer [er] w ith [it] affection, kindness, and subjection. Gar- [Grief] Of pleas modest, becoming familiarity, and the spice t Maries, I and if you have kisses and other confec- [confer- consecration] Vrtion [Portion] of ct them be accompanied with a sufficient . 'ecrecy, [secrecy] mixed with prudence and mode- [mode] We would advise all good wives to try this tation, [station] i and realise how admirable a husband is when cooked. lls [ll] THE Porr.-Reobert [Port.-Robert] Nicoll [Nicol] was early called cnild [child] ou Carcer [Carter] of great promise, but not before he ie ee behind him a memory, hallowed by noble a fount of pure and refreshing poetry to fy, ic eae [ear] all who love truth and beauty, and who bs 'ers [es] to the onward progress of humanity. Sethind. [Set hind. has been ranked as the second Burns of f hiny [hint] ec Elliott in his generous admiration Li AS - Burns at his age had done nothing like Camest [calmest] nd Nicoll, [Nicol] besides being a true poct, [post] was an eta and useful public writer, on subjects f toi [to] yy th bettering the condition of his brethren Wis bron [Brown] is history in this respect sets forth one of the 'or the types of our times; one of rare hope tO sinne [sine] of th to whose every-day interests, as well as is pe Joys and sorrows, our poet devoted all Work on 1s whole-souled [whole-soiled labours were directed be tag aa Practically the faith and holiest aspirations Wetry, [Weary] 1, and so earnestly embodied in his Te not oul [our] Was what we might call a great poet-worker, better and felt and gave poetic utterance to the buy, like More hidden existences of all around him ud bore man, he put his shoulder to the task, Oras [Ors] cont, and heat of the day. His noble Sup, ne his life. At the early age of twenty- [twentyOivinaty] tS Cut off by a disease aggravated by, if not his Severe habits of self-denial and inces- [ince- insecure] care burg ting, the well-being of the masses Journal, cned [ned] and toiling countrymen.-Eliza 7 Lar [La] Towards te Tipe [Tie] Chet, Chest] MERICAN [AMERICAN] PRESIDENT s ORIGIN AND FAMILY. of close of the last century there was Comens [Comes] Settlers to the frontiers of Kentucky. The 'ations [nations] to the then unsettled district were from the Dineen [Dine en] of the American continent, and each of jitee [jute] of an thus cast his lot upon the extreme 'sation [station] made his account for holding his ei of d of his rifle, against the attacks of the Oy was only neighbouring forests. Sometimes the in that in shape of a wolf or a bear-often- [often to] to an Indian. In either case the farmer YS the on eee [see] grouud [ground] by the strong hand, in those wich [which] a state that held sway in the backwoods. In Would 8 it is clear that none but bold 8Uch [such] were to found a home on the frontier; pet Who at ot Wanting and amongst them was a ven St to take an earlier period of his life had left the In arms in defence of American inde- [ind- strained] Rained the ofte [after] that rough and ready service he had en War ceasin, [season] quickly-acquired rank of colonel but oor [or] he, like others among his patriotic ag Pp returned to his more peaceful and ght [t] 3 Choosing a location where land Wert Whe [The] cheap to those who had the courage to e and other i tc, t. The erous [rouse] neighbours expected to imherit [Hermit] the en- [en hardihood] hardihood whi [who] istineuished [distinguished] t well be Courage, and their parent. Handling a rifle as strong enough to lift one; to hung and camping out; working now at the Pp ougl [ought] DOW in building up a barn, or in filling it when compl [comp] ete [tee] driving the waggon and its load to a distant a a and bringing back at any hour, and in all seasons, ie com es that varied their farm-grown contributions to er; and when winter-time brought comparative eisure, [ensure] ict [it] n A to books for almost the only education procurab [procure] rab [ra] in the rough and primitive region they in- [unite] ite [it] 80 reared, could scarcely be other than bold, energetic, and fruitful in resources, and equal in after life to the shifting exigencies of an active military career. From such a parent, and such a childhood and youth, and with such an early training, sprang President and General Zachary Taylor, whose recent death our ; told. Went' brethren are even now deploring.-House- [House home] Home.- [Home] What an attractive word how brief, and yet how comprehensive what a spell lies within that sound how many pleasant memories are stirred up at its mention It is a sound of joy to monarch and to peasant, to savage and to civilised. It throws an air of beauty over the dearest hovel, and invests with an un- [undying] dying interest the most barren spot, which has been the scene of our earliest years. We cannot forget how our best and holiest affections were first called into exercise in endeared place; how here we felt a mother's warm kisses, rejoiced in her smile, and thrived under her care; how here a father exerted all the powers of his ,ngenuity, [gent] and plied unceasingly his industrious calling, to win for us the bread that perishes, and how here the love of brothers and sisters was first fostered. Home then was a happy place; who can forget its bles- [bales- blessings] Sings and its charms Ours was a well-regulated home, and its influence has never ceased. Would we could say that all homes were like it How few parents know how to make it as happy as it might be Home is the place where the young immortal receives its first im- [in- impressions] pressions [oppression] of life, undergoes the mental and moral dis- [discipline] cipline [discipline] which gives a permanent bias to the future c rT, learns the lessons which fit it for a career of usefulness, happiness, and honour or of infamy, misery, and death. How necessary that the duties and in. fluences [influences] of home should be properly understood In Proportion as the homes of the people are improved and properly governed, in that proportion will the nations produce great and good characters; wise senators and philanthropists enterprising merchants and manu- [man- manufacturers] facturers; [manufacturers] industrious and virtuous citizens; enlight- [enlighten- enlightened] ened [end] and consistent gospel ministers 3 useful philo- [Phil- philosophers] sophers, [spheres] and incorruptible patriots. THE Arab Horse.-He is remarkable for a small head with pointed ears, peculiarly clean muscular limbs, a a corresponding delicate slender shape, rather small size, and large animated eyes, expressing that intelligence which, as in the dog, is the consequence of being con- [constantly] stantly [Stanley] with the members of his master's farnily-in [family-in] fact, he generally shares their meals. He is frequently al- [allowed] lowed to frolic through the camp like a dog, and at other times he is piqueted [picketed] at the entrance of the tent ; he is exposed to the weather at all times, and, compared with the treatment of his species in Europe, he is scantily fed. A meal after sunset, consisting of barley in some parts of the country, and camel's milk in others, or a paste of dates and water, which in Nedjd [Needed] is mixed with dried clover and other herbs, constitutes his usual sus- [sustenance] tenance; [tenants] but on any extraordinary exertion being re- [required] quired, [cured] flesh is frequently given, either raw or boiled. The Bedawins [Bedouins] count five noble breeds of horses, all, it is understood, derived originally from Nedjd-viz., [Needed-viz] the taneyse, [taney] the manekeye, [monkey] the koheyl [Joel] or koklani [Kirkland] the sak [ask] awye, [aye] and the julfa, [Julia] of which the last and koklani [Kirkland] are particularly prized. [prizes] The julfa-a [Julia-a] small, active animal, capable of enduring great fatigue-belongs to the pro- [province] vince [since] of E Ah's4; the other, which is larger, is from Yemen, or more properly Nedjd, [Needed] and is most valued. Of the choice breeds there are many branches there are, besides, other breeds which are considered second- [secondary] ary; [art] and every mare of noble blood, if particularly swift and handsome, may give rise to a new stock. The cata- [cat- catalogue] logue [Lodge] of distinct breeds in the desert is, therefore, almost endless; and the pedigrees of individuals are verified by certificates which are handed down from father to son with infinite care, and not unfrequently [frequently] they belong to more than ove [over] family, for there is often a co-partnership in mares, and hence arise the difficulties attending the purchase of one. It is, however, certain that the Arab horses deteriorate when taken elsewhere, although both sire and dam may be of first-rate breeds by the latter, and not the former, as with us, the Arabs trace the blood. The prevailing colours are a clear bay, sorrel, white, chesnut, [chest] gray, [Gray] brown, and black; but the number of horses in Arabia is comparatively few, their places, for almost every purpose in life, being supplied by camels.-Colonel Chesney's Euphrates Expedition. A PotiticaL [Political] Zeatot's [Stout's] First InrRoDUCTION [Introduction] TO A MinisTER.-He [Minister.-He] was, early in 1794, leaving his chambers in the Temple, for the purpose of paying a visit to the northern outskirts of London. Upon crossing Fleet- [Fleet street] street he had to traverse Bell Yard, and, as he passed a watchmaker's shop, his attention was attracted to a pla- [la- placard] card in the window, of avery [very] revolutionary character, convening a meeting of a certain society, that evening, at the watchmaker's. Many a man would have passed it unnoticed, or contented himself with a feeling of regret or indignation at the prevalence during that period of similar views not so was it with young Ward; he was fresh from all the horrors which the success of such principles in a neighbouring country had entailed he at once determined to enter the watchmaker's shop and provoke a discussion with him. For two hours did the young student contest with the republican the justice of his sentiments; for two hours did he labour to im- [in- impress] press upon him, not only by argument, but by his own experience, the horrors to which success must lead; but at the end of that time, he was obliged to leave him, apparently unmoved, or, at all events, unconvinced. He paid his distant visit, and late in the evening returned homewards through the same alley. Despairing of success, he paid no second visit to his disputant of the morning, though he did remark with pleasure that the revolutionary placard had been withdrawn. Hardly, however, had he passed the shop twenty yards, when he heard some one running after and calling to him. He looked back and beheld the republican watchmaker. The manner of the man was changed from the dogged imperturbability with which he had listened to Mr. arguments in the morning to a frank and eager confidence. I have called you in, said he, to say I have done nothing but think over your words; I feel their truth; I shudder at the precipice on which I stood, at the evil I was about to do; and am now as anxious to communicate and prevent as I was before to conceal all our schemes. He communicated to him the existence of a most fearful plot against the govern- [government] ment, [men] which, with his newly-awakened feelings, he longed to frustrate by immediately informing the autho- [author- authorities] rities, [cities] if he who had convinced would also accompany and support him. They went to the chief magistrate, Sir Richard Ford, who attached so much importance to the communication that the three were at once ushered into the presence of Pitt and his colleagues, assembled with Macdonald and Scott, the attorney and solicitor- [solicitor generals] generals. The singular history was duly narrated in detail the arguments carried on by the young mentor, the misgivings of the republican, and then the details of the impending danger. The countenance of Pitt was turned with interest on the young lawyer, who seemed not only to share that horror of revolutionary move- [movements] ments [rents] with which he was himself so strongly imbued, but who had so gallantly acted upon it. What was your motive, young gentleman, he inquired, for thus entering the shop I, sir, answered young Ward, am not long returned from France, and have there seen in practice what sounds so fine in theory. [theory] Phipps's Memoirs of Robert Plumer [Plumber] Ward. ANECDOTE oF Worpswortu.- [Worst.- Worst] Why, you see this wuz [wu] the way I cumed [cured] to know Wadswuth [Wadsworth] (the Lakers [Lakes] thus pronounce the late laureate's name), so as I shan't [san't] forget'n agen [agent] ina hurry. When I wuz [wu] guard of the Whitehaven mail (here he refreshed himself with a blast), five yearsagone [Sargon] and more, as we wuz [wu] a slappin [slipping] along, and just coming to a sharpish turn-you knows the carner [Carter] nigh the bridge, two miles this side Kes- [Keys- Keswick] wick-what [what] should we see (here he put the horn to his mouth for another flourish, but his wife, with screwed- [screwed up] up eyes, snatched it out,)-what should we see but sumthin' [sum thin] uncommon tall and grand, tooling along a little pony shay, as cool as murder. I give you my word and honour, gentlemen, said he, turning round to us quite impressively, I never had occasion but this once to tune up this blessed harn [han] as a warning, and hang me if I didn't [did't] miss it. 'Oh, Lord, here's a smash, said 1; and afore [fore] the words wuz [wu] out of my mouth, crash went the shay all to smitherins [Smithers] right through a dry wall, and slap went the driver over into a planta- [plantation] tion-arms [ion-arms -arms] out, and greatcoat a-flying. We thought for sure 'twas all over with'n; but presently he picked himself up uncommon tall agen, [agent] and says he, 'I'll have this matter thoroughly investigated.' With this he walked off towards the public. 'And, Bill,' said coachee [coaches] to I, very down like, for 'twas a bad bit of business, 'who de think that is 'Well, who be't Jem [Em] says I. 'Why, who but the powit [point] Wadswuth.' [Wadsworth] And now, gentlemen, said he, turning round, when you next goes to Keswick, just by the bridge, about two mile out, you'll see two yards of the wall down to this day, and 'that's where we spilt the powit [point] Miscellany. TuroporE [Trooper] Hoox.-I [Hoo.-I] remember one day at Syden- [Sudden- Sydenham] ham Mr. Theodore Hook coming in unexpectedly to dinner, and amusing us very much with his talent at extempore verse. He was then a youth, tall, dark, and of a good person, with small eyes, and features more round than weak; a face that had character and humour, but no refinement. His extempore verses were really surprising. It is easy enough to extemporise in Italian -one only wonders how, in a language in which every- [everything] thing conspires to render verse-making easy, and it is difficult to avoid rhyming, this talent should be so much cried up-but in English it is another matter. I have known but one other person besides Hook who could extemporise in English, and he wanted the confidence to do it in public. Of course I speak of rhyming. Extem- [Ext em- Extempore] pore biank [bank] verse, with a little practice, would be found as easy in English as rhyming is in Latin. In Hook the faculty was very unequivocal. He could not have been aware of all the visitors, still less of the subject of con- [conversation] versation [conversation] when he came in, and he talked his full share till called upon; yet he ran his jokes and his verses upon us all in the easiest manner, saying something characteristic of everybody, or avoiding it with a pun ; and he introduced so agreeable a piece of village scandal upon which the party had been rallying Campbell, that the poet, though not unjealous [jealous] of his dignity, was, per- [perhaps] haps the most pleased of us all. Theodore afterwards sat down to the piano-forte, and enlarging upon this subject, made an extempore parody of a modern opera, introducing sailors and their clap-traps, rustica, [rustic] &c., and making the poet and his supposed flame the hero and heroine. He parodied music as well as words, giving us the most received cadences and flourishes, and calling to mind (not without some hazard to his filial duties) the common-places of the pastoral songs and duets of the last half century-so that if Mr. Dignum, [dictum] the Damon of Vauxhall, had been present, he would have doubted whether to take it as an affront or a compliment. Campbell certainly took the theme of the parody as a compliment for having drank a little more wine than usual that evening, and happening to wear a wig on account of having lost his hair by a fever, he suddenly took off his wig, and dashed it at the performer, ex- [exclaiming] claiming, You dog I'll throw my laurels at you. [you] Autobiography of Leigh Hunt. ANECDOTE oF CHARLES ALBERT.- [ALBERT] He arrived at Alassis [Alas sis] quite worn out with fatigue and anxiety, where he was driven to the principal hotel; it is one of those old picturesque palaces, with very dingy decorations, and bearing in every article of furniture an impress of fallen grandeur. The man and the scene were adapted to each other. After passing up the old time-worn, narrow staircase he entered a great hall, from which the rooms branched in all directione, [direction] where the first object that struck him was his own portrait, hanging against the wall; he was there represented with all the para- [paraphernalia] phernalia [penal] of royalty; it was taken soon after his acces- [acres- accession] sion, when the people were enthusiastically attached to him, and the recollection. of the past, added to the misery of the present, made him burst into tears. A slight breakfast was prepared, and he sat down opposite the picture, intently gazing on it; suddenly he turned round to the young girl who was waiting on him, and asked her if she remembered the King when he passed in 1835. No, she answered, I was such a child, but I am quite sure that you are the King How do you know that if you never saw him he asked. She pointed to the picture upon the wall-he pointed to his own sad, grief-worn face, and said, Is it so like. [like] Young Italy. CLIMATE oF THE BritisH [British] IsLanps.-While [Islands.-While] there is no evidence that the climate of this country has deterio- [deter- deteriorated] rated, there is every reason to believe that the winters in particular have been acquiring a more genial charac- [character- character] ter-not [te-not -not] by any great physical change, but by the extension of agricultural operations improving the condition of the surface soil. There are grounds for expecting a further improvement in the climate of these isles. The skill and industry of man have a greater influence over the elements of climate than at first sight appears. Cold and noxious morasses, where hoar-frost [har-frost] was gen- [gendered] dered, [deed] have been converted by draining into dry healthy land wild and bare hills, where cattle could scarce stand the exposure, have, by judicious planting, been changed into fruitful corn fields. These, therefore, are the two sources from whence an improvement in the climate must be looked for-draining, and planting for shelter. The climate of Britain may have its defects, but they are more than compensated by the advantages it confers. The husbandman can uninterruptedly pur- [our- pursue] sue his avocation at all seasons of the year the traveller, or those who seek health or exercise abroad, can be in the saddle or on the wheels, careless of the cold of winter or the heat of summer. It perfects all the sub- [substantial] stantial [substantial] necessaries of life required from the soil and it has given an athletic frame, and impressed an energy and perseverance of character on the inhabitants, which never could have been developed amid the lassitude of an oriental clime, or beneath the rigour of the northern sky.-Journal 0; the Royal Agricultural Society. An Irish Move or Servine [Service] a Writ.-Two or three eays [easy] since, an Irish gentleman, whose solicitor had vainly endeavoured to serve a writ on an ex-M.P. for an Irish borough, who resides at the west end of the metropolitan suburbs, hit upon the following mode [mode] Having sealed a stone bottle with an imposing crest, and marked it potheen, [Northern, he forwarded it by an intelli- [until- intelligent] gent lad of thirteen, who was previously well-instructed, as a present from a friend in the West End, with direc- [direct- directions] tions [tins] to be delivered only to himself. The bait took. The old Irish follower who acts as duenna to Mr.---, as his guardian against the too captivating approaches of bailiffs, did not think there was anything to apprehend from a child, bearing a bottle of the native. She never read Virgil, and knew nothing of the Timeo Time] Danaos. [Danes. The master was called, and the present handed duly over. There is a note, I believe, in the wrapper, sir, observed the messenger; perhaps it would require an answer. The ex-M.P. undid the newspaper in which the present was folded, and took out an envelope. a writ in that, sir, cried the youngster; you're served; and, bounding through the passage, was out of sight in an instant, whilst the ex-senator looked as if he was converted into stone. Molly, with a wet dish-cloth, which she flung after the lad, foamed with rage, at being made the involuntary instrument of of such a ruse. Butthe [Birth] unkindest cut remained behind. Seeing her master quite out of sorts after dinner, she philosophically urged him to make the best of a bad bargain, and take some of the potheen, Northern, opening the bottle for the purpose; but who can express her indig- [India- indignant] nant amazement at finding the contents were agua [ague] pura [pure] She vented a volley of oaths in mingled Celtic and Saxon, against the hang-gallows gossoon [Goodson by whom she had been thus doubly deceived.- [deceived] Morning Herald. APPEARANCE. During his apprenticeship he was of rather tall, lithe make, his features not want- [wanting] ing in a manly boldness, but his face was thin, probably the effects of his spare mode of living and unceasing study; his complexion was fresh, clear, and fair, and his gait not unfrequently [frequently] was more a sort of dullish, [bullish] heavy, loitering saunter, as it might be expressed, than any- [anything] thing else. This was in his perfectly unguarded mo- [moments] ments-when [rents-when -when] he was only dreaming of fame, or such like for Nicoll [Nicol] had physical proportions and spirit to appear to as much advantage as most young men. His dress, too, was in keeping with his simple manners and every-day deportment-corduroy trousers, blue coat, a cloth cap, and the usual shop livery of the grocer's ap- [apprentice] prentice, [practice] the green fustian over-sleeves reaching to the elbow, and the white linen apron. If there was any- [anything] thing more observable than another to a casual first observer, it was the careless indifference, almost dull- [dullness] ness, about his manner at times. It seems to be a striking fact with regard to genius rising from obscurity, that it is in most respects a problem toitself-the [to itself-the] contrast of its own great thoughts with those it ordinarily finds surrounding it-a sort of prescience of its own high destiny and mission for great purposes to those very beings it lives among, who so faintly, and it may be not in any way at all appreciate it. The result of this is, there can be no doubt, many of those moments of bitter, deep, and dangerous feeling that especially have fallen to the lot of Burns, Nicoll, [Nicol] Keats, Kirke [Kirk] White, and others. The subject is temptingly suggestive, but we must stop, in order not to exceed our limits. His appearance afterwards, when he became known and began to be appreciated, is in striking contrast to the above sketch of him in his obscurity. It is a lady, we believe, who writes thus of Nicoll, [Nicol] the particular time was when he was in Edinburgh, and just before he left Scotland to edit the Leeds Times Somewhat above the middle size, of a freeand [friend] buoyant carriage, and with a countenance which was beautiful in the expression of intellect and noble sentiment. His eyes struck us as most poetical, large, blue, and full of enthusiasm. There was an ingenuousness about him that was peculiarly charming, and the spirit of freedom and of progress that animated him seemed to point him out for a bril- [bail- brilliant] liant, [lint] ardent career in the cause of man. -Eliza Cook's Journal. ProBABLE [Probable] FUTURE SUBSTITUTES FOR Coat, &c.-We have a confident hope, however-or rather a firm belief-that long before our coal-fields are really ex- [exhausted] hausted [exhausted] discoveries will be made, both of new motive powers and new sources of heat or caloric, which will make all future generations independent of these clumsy and dingy resources. Motive power, we think, will probably be supplied, either directly by such omni- [omnipresent] present and inexhaustible elements as electricity and galvanism, or by the employment of some gas, far more elastic than steam, and capable of being called into action, and again condensed by slight mechanical im- [in- impulses] pulses, or by changes of temperature incalculably less than are now necessary for the management of that comparatively intractable substance. But, even if we should still require to use steam, we are persuaded that means will be devised for its generation, or rather for the production of evolution of heat for that and all other purposes far less operose, [propose] indirect, and precarious, than the combustion of coal. This may probably be effected without any process of combustion at all, either by the great agents of galvanism or electricity already referred to; or by the friction, hammering, or rolling of solid and practicably indestructible bodies; or by the forcible compression of common air or of other elastic fluids; or by the chemical combination of different substances; while if combustion must still be resorted to, might it not be constantly maintained without the tremendous expense of the working and transporting of fuel, by merely contriving a method of burning the in- [inexhaustible] exhaustible, omnipresent, and eternally reproduced ele- [Lee- element] ment [men] of hydrogen, as it exists in the great ocean, and in all our lakes, rivers, fountains, and tanks, and tubs of rain water, with the equally omnipresent, inexhaustible, and constantly reproduced oxygen of the cireumambient [recumbent] atmosphere. These, we are aware, may now strike many (perhaps most) people as mere Utopian or Laputan [Lipton] fancies and undoubtedly they are, as yet, but vague and general suggestions. But when we consider how much wilder and more audacious (as less warranted by any analagous [analogous] experience) similar anticipations of electric telegraph, photographic painting, or railway locomotives, must have appeared but fifty years ago, we really cannot consent te put-them in such a category; but on the contrary, confess to a certain feeling, both of pride and of confidence, in thus recording what we cannot but consider as a truly prophetic, though it may be but a dim and somewhat indistinct vision of a good and glory to come,- [come] Edinburgh Review. [C] A Rattway [Railway] Company In a Frx. -Papers [Fr. -Papers] have been lodged to file an injunction to prevent the Dover Com- [Company] pany [any] from opening the Ashford and Hastings line, on the ground that the line as constructed does not agree with the parliamentary section. The other day an in- [injunction] Junction or decision was obtained, prohibiting the com- [company] pany [any] from paying any more dividend until the said line shall have been opened. Therefore, an injunctian [injunction] being obtained to prevent the opening, and another to stop future dividends until the opening, the company are in a true American fix. THE ALLIGATORS at VALLORE.-'The [VALERIE.-'The] alligators are very dangerous creatures in the Vallore [Valerie] fort ditch. I have heard of several dreadful accidents happening at different times. I recollect one lamentable occurrence taking place shortly before our arrival. Many of the natives are in the habit of feeding them with live fowls, ducks, sheep, &e., &c., and are very careless how they venture to the edge of the ditch. It so happened that an unfortunate boy, while crossing the causeway, saw a large alligator close by him, and having some bread in his hands, stopped and sat down, with his feet dangling over the side, and amused himself by throwing in pieces of bread, which the alligator snapped up. Little did the poor wretch know of what was coming Another large monster from behind crawled up the embankment (which was in a delapidated [dilapidated] state in those days, without any water), and seizing his victim by the hinder part plunged back with him in his jaws. The poor little fellow shrieked and cried in vain, A sentry on one of the bastions heard the ery, [very] and looking through the embrasure beheld the dreadful sight of the wretched boy struggling in the jaws of his formidable destroyer, while the alligator writhed and twisted violently, mang- [man- mangling] ling his victim most horridly, and rendering escape im- [in- impossible] possible. There was no help; the boy could not have been saved; the sentry called out to the guard, but be- [before] fore anybody came the monster had disappeared with his prey, and all was still; the only thing visible of the catastrophe being the blood-stains in the grass and dis- [discoloured] coloured state of the water. The authorities have often- [oftentimes] times determined upon destroying these animals, but have been prevented doing so on account of the natives, who hold them in veneration in consequence of their having been placed there by so great a man as the tyrant Hyder.-Hervey's [Hyde.-Hervey's] Ten Years in India. Reciprocal Sympatay.-Nearly [Sympathy.-Nearly] half a century ago, when a coach ran daily between Glasgow and Greenock, by Paisley, on a forenoon, when a little past Bishopton, a lady in the coach noticed a boy walking barefooted, seemingly tired, and struggling with tender feet. She desired the coachman to take him up, give him a seat, and she would pay for it. When they arrived at the inn in Greenock she inquired of the boy what was his object in coming there. He said he wished to bea sailor, and hoped some of the captains would engage She gave him half a crown, wished him success, and charged him to behave well. Twenty years after this, the coach returned to Glasgow in the afternoon, on the same road, when near Bishopton, a sea-captain ob- [observed] served an old lady on the road walking very slow, fatigued and weary. He ordered the coachman 'to put her in the coach, as there was an empty seat, and he would pay for her. Immediately after, when changing horses at Bishopton, the passengers were sauntering about, except the captain and the old lady, who re- [remained] mained [maiden] in the coach. The lady thanked him for his kindly feeling towards her, as she was now unable to pay fora seat. He said, he had always sympathy for weary pedestrians, since he himself was in that state when a boy, twenty years ago, near this very place, where a tender-hearted lady ordered the coachman to take him up, and paid for his seat. Well do I re- [remember] member that incident, said she; I am that lady, but my lot in life has changed, I was then independent; now I am reduced to poverty by the doings of a prodigal son. How happy am JI, said the captain, that I have been successful in my enterprises, and am return- [returning] ing home to live on my fortune; and from this day I shall bind myself and heirs to supply you with twenty- [twenty] ive [vie] peonels [Nelson] per annum, till your death. -Ladies' ournal. [journal] ----- LovE [Love] IN A WORKHOUSE.-A few days ago Felix Lough, late of London, widower, who hasa [has] family of three children, and now an inmate of Penrith union workhouse, eloped to Gretna Green with Mary Jackson, widow, who has a family of four children, and aiso [also] an inmate of the same work- [workhouse] house. A few days previous to the elopement the parties gave notice to Mr. Slee, the master of the workhouse,. that they intended to leave the workhouse, and accordingly did so. How they raised the wind is not known, but the fact is that they set off on foot upwards of thirty miles to Gretna, and on arriving there found that they had little or no cash to pay the officiating priest, who asked a sum twenty times more in amount than what they were possessed of, and persisted that he would not marry them for a farthing less. However, Felix Lough, in a most melan- [mean- melancholy] choly [holy] strain, explained that his wife was dead, that Mary Jackson's husband was also dead, that they were both paupers belonging to Penrith union workhouse, and becoming quite convulsed, and letting flow a ficod [food] of tears over his wrinkled cheeks, in the most affecting manner exclaimed For goodness sake do marry us, for Mary Jackson was the first sweetheart that I ever had, aye, long before I was married to my first poor wife, but then she would not have me now she has consented to be my wife. O do marry us. Yes, yes, it is all true, do wed us, said Mary Jackson, The priest was moved with compassion; he married them. Soon afterwards they set offon [off] theirreturn [their return] to Penrith on foot, and on their arrival there they were foot-sore and completely dished up, and not having a place where to lay their heads, they even applied to Mr. Arm- [Armstrong] strong, the relieving officer, for an order into the work- [workhouse] house again, who, according to the present state of the poor-law, was obliged to give them an order, and now the new married couple, in accordance with the same law, are mding [ding] their honeymoon in the workhouse, apart from each other.-Carlisle Patriot. ELOPEMENT.-Considerable excitement was occasioned at Slebech-hall, near Haverfordwest, the seat of the Baron de Rutzen, [Rotten] a short time ago, owing to the mysterious dis appearance of the eldest daughter of the Baron and Baroness de Rutzen. [Rotten] It appears that the young lady, who is not only highly accomplished, but is also possessed of rare personal charms, had been accustomed for several days previously to leave home at an early hour in the morning for the ostensible purpose of gathering mushrooms, but which, as the dexouement [document] will show, was no doubt intended asa ruse to lull suspicion, and to enable her the more successfully to carry out her project. On the morning of Tuesday week, she went out at the usual hour in her morn- [morning] ing dress, and carrying a small basket on her arm. After the lapse of several hours the family assembled at break- [breakfast] fast, and Miss de Rutzen [Rotten] not being present anxious in- [inquiries] quiries [enquiries] were made, but the only account the servants could give was that she had gone out early in the morning to gather mushrooms, and had not returned. This gave rise to considerable alarm, inasmuch as she had always reviously [previously] returned from her morning walks in time for breakfast. The servants were immediately despatched in all directions in search of her, but without success, and at length it was feared that she had been accidentally drowned in one of the fish-ponds near the mansion, and men were even set to drag them fortunately, however, their efforts were fruitless and unnecessary. Matters continued to wear a most gloomy aspect until about two o'clock in the after- [afternoon] noon, when the mystery was happily but not very satisfac- [satisfaction- satisfactorily] torily [truly] explained by the arrival of a mounted messenger with a letter to the Baron, from Mr. Richard Lort [Lot] Philipps, [Phillips] of East Hook, apprising him of his (Mr. Philipps') [Phillips] marriage at St. Bride's Church that morning to the missing fair one, and enclosing a certificate of the completion of the nuptial ceremony. appears that Mr. Philipps [Phillips] has been for some time an ardent admirer of Miss de Rutzen, [Rotten] and that his attentions were received propitiously by her; for some reasons, which it is not our province to inquire into, the parents of the lady did not favour his suit, although he was a frequent visitor at the hall, and isa member of one of the oldest and most respectable familics [families] in the county. The way in which the affair was arranged and carried into effect proves the gentleman to bea good tactician. Between six and seven on the ncrning [corning] of Tuesday he took a chaise from the Mariner's Hotel, Haverfordwest, directing the driver to proceed as fast as he could to Cosbro' [Cos bro] Lodge, on the road to Narberth, about four miles from Haverford- [Haverfordwest] west. On arrival there he was desired to pull up, when Mr. Philipps [Phillips] alighted from the carriage, and immediately the lady, faithful to her engagement, made her appearance from behind the ae an instant she mn ts the carriage b. r. Philipps, [Phillips] and away they proc [pro] post haste to St. Bride's Church, a distance of sixteen miles, where the happy pair were united in the indissoluble bonds of wedlock by the Rev. William Bowen Harries. They then left in the same carriage en route for Aberystwith, [abreast] relays of horses awaiting them at St. Catherine's-bridge and at New Inn, whither the luggage of the fugitives had been forwarded, and the lady's servant awaited their arrival. Mr. Philipps [Phillips] is much esteemed in Haverfordwest, and the bells of St. Mary's Church celebrated his nuptials with many a merry peal throughout the day. At East Hook great rejoicings took place, and an ample repast was provided for the servants and labourers on the estate.- [estate] Welshman. LaDIES' [Ladies] FASHIONS.-NOVELTY IN ALPACAS.-Mr. Robt. Milligan, of Bingley, has taken out a patent for a new de- [description] scription [description] of decorative fabric, of a most beautiful character, which has just been made public through 'he house of Milligan, Forbes Co. The basis of the fabric is alpaca of the finest quality, elaborately ornamented in the richest and choicest manner by tinted silk floated on the surface, disposed in stripes and figures, and producing a most brilli- [bill- brilliant] ant general effect. The tout ensemble has the appearance of embroidery, though from the close texture of the silk deco- [decoration] ration a degree of durability may be expected surpassing that of needlework. The patent we hear is applicable to coburgs, [co burgs] orleans, [Orleans] damasks, &c., as wellas [wells] toalpacas. [to alpacas] Even ribbons are being manufactured on the same principle, and some new specimens will probably be soon submitted to the public. The patented article is sure to be highly popular from its novelty and its general Observer. Jenny Linp's [Lin's] Grenrrostry.-Before [Generosity.-Before] leaving Liverpool, the subject of the ed Schools was introduced to the notice of Mdlle. [Middle] Jenny Lind, by Mrs. Bald, the wife of the Swedish consul, and the kind-hearted songstress handed to this lady the sum of 100 as a contribution to the funds of the Soho-street institution. SERIOUS PREDICAMENT.-About two o'clock on Sunday morning last, groans were heard issuing from a ditch in the rear of the gas works, Birkenhead. Some lads, who hap- [happened] pened [opened] to be strolling in that neighbourhood at the time, immediately proceeded to the spot, and discovered an old old man completely sunk in the gas tar which flows from the works. After some difficulty they succeeded in re- [releasing] leasing him from his perilous situation. On being taken to the Infirmary, he was promptly attended by three or four medical men. His eyes, ears, &c., were filled by the tar; and, in order to cleanse him, six or seven gallons of oil were used for that' purpose. His clothes to be the ditch whilst in a state of . Mercury. cut from his body. The unfortunate man had walked inte [inter] Laverpeot [Liverpool] CREAM OF PUNCH. TO SEA-SIDE LODGERS.-IMPORTANT. Mr. Puncu.-Mine [Punch.-Mine] is a hard case. I am a sofa-a mahogany and horse-hair sofa-at a watering-place on the coast of Kent, for I won't be too particular. As a sofa, I expect to be put upon; but even sofas may have more than they can or ought to bear. I come of honest mahogany, and the first horse-hair. My mahogany, in its green state, grew in Honduras, where (as I heard a party sing one of your songs last Christmas, four of 'em sitting on me at the same time)-where, Mr. Punch- [Punch oft] Oft in my boughs birds of rare plume g in my bloom ; and for my horse-hair, that is from the manes and tails of more than one racer, who, although long since gone to the dogs himself, has still left silver cups to posterity. And this much, Mr. Punch, for my respectability. Now comes my grievance, which I make known to you as a warning to everybody-specially unprotected females- [females coming] coming to the sea-side. Mrs. Fingercaddy, [Fined] of Seagull Cottage, lets what she calls furnished lodgings. Last week our parlours were to go out on Wednesday morning and two elderly maiden ladies to come with their trunks at night. No sooner had the first lodgers left than I-the mahogany and horse-hair-was bundled out of the parlour into the kitchen where, at about seven at night I heard the fol- [following] lowing talk between the new lodgers just come and my mistress above. i Gracious goodness, Mrs. Fingercaddy, [Fined] where's the sofa What sofa, ma'am says Mrs. F., soft and innocent as milk. Why, that mahogany and horse-hair sofa, says the other lady, her voice rising, that stood there-yes, in that place there. Oh, that sofa, said Mrs. F., and I trembled with shame when I heard her, that sofa, ladics, [ladies] was only hired. . Hired screeched the two ladies. Hired and gone home; but for only half-a-crown a week, you can have it here, and welcome. Half.a- crown a week. But, m glad to say it, the ladies saw the cheat, and wouldn't [would't] pay-and not paying, I remain still in the kitchen. Mr. Punch, let me be broken up and ripped to pieces; take out my horse-hair and spin it into tackle to catch fishes-turn it into springes [springs] to catch woodcocks; but, so far as you can help me, don't let me be made a trap and a line to catch the unsuspecting lodgers at Seagull Cottage. Yours, A Sora. [Sore] The Kitchen. THe [The] Ercut [Cutter] or Exrravacance.-Mr. [Extravagance.-Mr] Gordon Cum- [Cumming] ming [min] paying a shilling to see the Hippopotamus. Rattway [Railway] Mr. Punch is authorised to contradict, in his strongest manner, a malicious re- [report] port that Lord Brougham had been engazed [engaged] to work all the trains, up and down, on the Eastern Railway, vice all the late hands discharged. A Return in Kinp.-We [King.-We] have often chronicled the visits of King Leopold to Queen Victoria. At last Queen Victoria has paid her return visitto [visit] King Leopold. Let us hope that Flemish hospitality, unlike Flemish book publishing, may produce something better than a contretacon [contracting] Belge. [Belle] THE GENTLEMEN OF Lyons.-Louis Napoleon, on his recent visit to Lyons, recalled the words of the Emperor, and requested the City of Lyons to love him. He did his best to clothe himself in the second-hand habits of of his illustrious uncle, and Louis Napoleon in Lyons must have reminded many of the fable of the ignobler [nobler] animal in the Lion's skin. THE IMPERIAL Bacman.-lIt [Barman.-it] strikes us that the Pre- [President] sident's [silent's] Tour is very much'in the style ofa [of] commercial traveller, travelling about the country, visiting the diffe- [differ- different] rent towns, for imperial orders. Whether Louis Napo- [Nap- Napoleon] leon will return with the crown and sceptre, which he has started (according to that popular informant, Rumour, who is the editor of the poor man's Moniteur), [Monitor] with the object of bringing back with him, appears very doubtful. The returns which the Maison [Mason] Napoleon et Cie [Ice] have received at Paris from Besancon, [Banking] and the diffe- [differ- different] rent parts of Alsatia, [Alsatian] are Very flat-nothing doing. Money No Ossect.-Really [Ossett.-Really] we never recollect reading a matrimonial advertisement-(and we always read matrimonial advertisements in the same way that we always read the second column of the first page of the Times, and Lord Brougham's and Sibthorp's [Thorpe's] speeches, and F. M. the Duke of Wellington's letters, because they are sure to contain something to amuse us)-without some such line as the following [following] Property is not so much looked for as an agreeable Companion. What volumes the above line says for the disinte- [dissenter- disinterestedness] restedness [restlessness] of the present day and what a proud refutation it is to that grumbling herd of sceptics who are always railing against the cupidity of man, and the universal influence of Mammon Besides we always smile with inward satisfaction, when we find that matrimony is still an affection of the heart and not of the pocket; and that after all, woman herself is the great object, and not her fortune. BEGINNING AT THE PRorER [Proper] Enp.- As [End.- As] all the business of Parliament seems to be transacted in the last month of its sittings; as all the previous part of the Season is taken up in talking, and party-fighting; as it is very clear that five months out of its time are wasted, in no kind of benefit to the nation; would it not be better for Parliament to dispense, for the future, with those five months, and to assemble in that month during which the business is really transacted We are sure if the Houses of Parliament were to be opened on the Ist [Its] of July, or the Ist [Its] of August, instead of in February, that a great deal of time and worry would be spared to all parties, and that the affairs of the nation, instead of being retarded, [regarded] would be materially advanced by this wise alteration. It would look like beginning at the wrong end, but we are confident that the wrong end, in this instance, would prove the right one; so much so, that even Lord John Russell, with his interminable notions of Finality, could not possibly object to it. KNOCKING-UP DONE HERE aT 2d. A-WEEK.-We are told by our agreeable friend Household Words, that a new kind of business exists at Manchester, called knocking-up. This consists in knocking-up factory people at an early hour in the morning, in order that they may be in time for their work. One woman earns as much as four-and-twenty shillings a-week by knock- [knocking] ing-up [up persons,-which since a lady is concerned, is much better than knocking them down. Couldn't [Could't] this knocking up business be applied to Parliament It would be quite a relief to Mr. Brotherton. Instead of his rising always to adjourn the house, and getting laughed at for his pains, some old woman, for 2d. a- week, might, punctually as the clock struck twelve, knock at the door of the House of Commons, and cry out, Come, get up; and the house accordingly would rise, and go about its business. At all events, the plan would be so far good, that it would have the effect of wakeing [waking] up the members, for it must be confessed that oceasionally-as, [occasionally-as] for instance, this last session-the house is excessively sleepy, and sadly wants stirring up. One thing is very certain,-that if the house is ever knocked-up, it will never be from the quantity of work it has done. -- --.g-- -. SHIPWRECK.-TWENTY Lives Lost,-GLascow, [Lost,-Glasgow] FRIDAY. -We have learnta [learned] very painful catastrophe which occurred on the shores of Coll, one of the small islands which lie off the western coast of Mull. It appears that on Sunday and Monday week a hurricane of great violence was experienced over the whole Western Highlands, and the wind blew from N.W. and W.N.W. with greater severity than it did at any time during the depth of the past winter. Early on the morning of Monday a large bark was seen to the west- [westward] ward, apparently in preat [great] distress. She was running before the wind with scarcely a stitch of sail set, and being unable to clear the island she struck on a rock or islet called Ellenore, [Ellen] which is nearly an acre in extent, and lying about sixty yards from the mainland of Coll. Almost immedi- [immediate- immediately] ately [lately] after the devoted ship struck the masts went over the side, and the hull was dashed to pieces, many of the beams being broken against the rocks in a few minutes down to the size of small billets. The calamity occurred nearly op- [opposite] posite [posit] the farm of Breachcahu, [Breach] occupied by Mr. M'Lean, who, with his family and servants, witnessed the sad scene, without being able, from the fury of the waves, to put forth a hand tosave. [to save] It was observed that the crew got the boats overboard when the ship was fast nearing the rocks, and eight or ten got into the largest, but the boat swamped almost immediately after leaving the ship's side, and all perished. Those who remained with the ship shared the same fate a moment or be The fee book, ond [and] some other ship's rs, along with a large portion of the cargo, were washed on the island during the day, and from these it ap that the unfortunate barque was the Mandane, [Demand] of Sunderland, Hutchinson commander, bound from the Clyde to Demerara. She was of about 400 tons burden, carried eighteen men as crew, and had at least one passenger. Any further particulars regarding the immediate occurrence of this appalling catastrophe will, of course, never be known but it will be difficult to explain how, if the ship was well found and well commanded, she could be so far out of her course as the island of Coll within four days after leaving the Clyde for the West Indies. The Mandane [Demand] carried a miscellaneous cargo, consisting of cot- [cottons] tons, woollens, haberdashery, hosiery, iron castings, &c., with 325 tons of coal. The ship is insured in Sunderland, and the cargo in Glasgow. Coll, it will be remembered, was the island to which Dr. Johnson and Boswell were steered by the young laird of that name, under such perilous circumstances, during the celebrated trip to the Hebrides. Even in these steam-boat days it is rarely visited, and the lonely islanders are still deserving of all the kindly words that have been spoken of them by the great lexicographer,. Manta For CHEAPNESS.-In the building trade compe- [come- competition] tition [petition] has reached a lamentable height, and I think you will agree with me that something should be done to stop its further progress. Trade is truly in a wretched state ; men are at a loss to know how to act for provision for themselves and families, so voracious and cruel is the evil with which they have to contend. For a builder to live and be honest now-a-days, is quite a farce if inclined to be so, the public will not let him. Competition they must have. Cheapness they will catch at, let it prove ever so bitter or dear. To be in the i le you must scheme, contrive, turn, twist, beat down the merchant who supplies you, buy your -no matter from whom, whence they come, or how obtained the workmen in your employ must be ground down to the last extremity, heed- [heedless] less of the families they have to support in fact, there must be no scruples of conscience or tender-heartedness, you can find the eee [see] te do work ah aoe [are] your neighbour, and thereby satisfy a deluded it being said you are a cheap ft SCRAPS OF NEWS. Tord Lord] Jobn [John] Russell has arrived at Loch Lomond. The Earl of Minto has arrived at his seat, Minto Castle, Roxburghshire. . It is stated that in London glass is now being extensively used instead of iron for cellar girds. od Nearly 150 tons of steel are annually employed for making steel pens, producing upwards of 350, 000,000 pens. The King of Denmark has concluded a morgaxtce [Moorgate] mar- [marriage] riage [ridge] with a dressmaker of Copenhagen. The pontifical government takes every means of encourag- [encourage- encouraging] ing military enlistments. A young lay, severely interrogated at court by an ill- [illuminated] natured [matured] counsel, observed that she never before understood what was meant by cross-examination. Already not fewer than thirty thousand applications have been made for admission to the first eoncers [ounces] to be given by Jenny Lind in New York. Miss Strickland has signed a very liberal agreement for a series of volumes on the Queens of Scotland, as a com- [companion] panion [anion] to her work on England. The excise duty on sugar, by the Act 13 and 14 Viet. cap. 67, is now reduced to lls. [ll] the ewt [et] and from the 5th of July it will be further reduced to 10s. Several slight shocks of an earthquake were felt towards the end of the month of May at several places in the eastern districts of the colony of the Cape of Good Hope. Berwick-on-Tweed is about to be dismantled, and its noble walls converted into building sites, by order of the Crown. An influential party is forming in the University of Cam- [Cambridge] bridge to bring forward Mr. Butt to fill the vacancy caused by the death of the Recorder of London. The Louvre is about to lose the pictures in the Spanish and Standish Galleries; the legal authorities having pro- [pronounced] nounced [announced] that they are the private property of Louis Philippe. In Fife, it is stated as a remarkable fact, that the water in Lech Leven has not been lower for half a century. The island can be nearly reached dry shod The Potash farm, at Hethel, was sold on Saturday week, by Mr. Butcher, to Sir. J. P. Boileau, Bart., for 3,100, about 28 years' purchase. Field-Marshal the Duke of Wellington has been appointed by her majesty the Queen Ranger and Keeper of St. James's Park and Hyde Park, in the room of his late Royal High- [Highness] ness the Duke of Cambridge. We have the best authority for stating that the letter we received on Friday, announcing the approaching elevation of Lord John Russell to the House of Peers, was a vile for- [forgery] gery.- [grey.- grey] Standard. There are at present gangs of well-dressed thieves, princi- [Prince- principally] lly [ll] females, carrying on a most profitable system of plun- [plum- plunder] Ror [Or] and a rich harvest in the different places of worship in the metropolis. A Frenchman lately fell over the cliff at Folkstone [Folkestone] was carried to the nearest inn, and a subscription was made for his relief. This cured him. He had selected an easy fall, and, without a bruise, got the windfall which he wanted. Sir William and Lady Cockburn have presented to the parish church of New Radnor, Herefordshire, a new cast- [casting] ing of church bells, as an useful monument to their de- [deceased] ceased son. Mr. Hogarth, the musical critic of the Daily News, and the father-in-law of Dickens has been unanimously chosen as the secretary of the London Philharmonic Society, in place of Mr. Budd, whe [the] died lately. The Builder states that a pair of compasses, said to be undoubtedly Roman, but resembling in every respect the modern instrument, has been found among the Roman remains lately discovered at Cirencester. The British and North American Royal Mail steam-ship Hibernia, Captain Lang, sailed from Liverpool for Halifax and Boston on Saturday, at noon, with the usual mails, a large freight, and a fair complement of passengers. Much disapointment [disappointment] exists in Edinburgh relative to an intention of her Majesty not to be present with Prince Albert at the ceremony of laying the National Gallery foundation- [foundation stone] stone, on the 3Uth [th] instant. There having been rumours that Lord-Advocate Ruther- [Rather- Rutherford] furd [ford] is to be elevated to the bench, the electors of Leith have resolved, in case of a vacancy, to invite Admiral Sir Charles Napier to become a candidate. Trips from Paris to London, and back, at 24s. per head, are sending swarms of Frenchmen across the Channel. An inn, under the name of the Hotel d'Albion, has also been called into existence in Paris by the visits of Englishmen whose means prescribe economical lodgings. A certain attorney threatened to prosecute a Dublin printer for inserting the death of a living person. The menacer [menace] concluded with the remark, that no printer should publish a death, unless informed of the fact by the party deceased. A Pennsylvanian farmer states, in an American journal, that the water in which potatoes have been boiled, sprinkled over grain or garden plants, completely destroys all insects in every stage of existence, from the egg to the full grown fly.-Zoronto [fly.-Toronto] Patriot. The Emperor of Russia has ordered the formation of five or six lines of road connecting the south of Russia with Odessa, in order that the immense quantity of corn pro- [produced] duced [duce] in this fertile and almost virgin soil may be more easily transmitted for export. An American paper says, that A perfect daguerreot [daguerreotype] of the star Lyra has been obtained at the Cambridge Ob- [Observatory] servatory. [observatory] It was produced in thirty seconds, by the aid of the great refracting telescope without the eye-glass, and is the first successful attempt of a similar kind. The Bristol baths and wash-houses were opened last week, by the mayor and a procession of the corporate body. ere are 64 bathing-rooms, 42 washing-rooms, and 24 ironing-rooms. A similar establishment, or even one confined to bathing and swimming purposes, would succeed admirably in Hudderstield. [Huddersfield] Mr. Hawkins, of Beeford, near Driffield, has a cat which at present is suckling four young squirrels. A brood of young squirrels having been taken from their nest, and pussy having been deprived of her young, except one kitten, she immediately adopted and became foster-mother of the squirrels. A very important application has been made on behalf of Mr. Murray, the London publisher, in the Court of Chan- [Chancery] cery, [very] for an injunction to restrain Mr. H. Bohn, [John] of York- [Registered] street, Covent Garden, from republishing Washington Irving's works. It is agreed that this very important ques- [question] tion [ion] of copyright shall be tried at law. On Saturday was issued, by order of the House of Com- [Commons] mons, the report of the commissioners appointed to en- [enquire] quire into the forestal [forest] rights of the Crown respecting Waltham Forest. Last year Lord Portman and two other commissioners were appointed under an act of parliament, and they have presented their report. According to accounts from Tabreez, [Breeze] dated the 30th of June, the new prophet Bab, [Ba] whose followers are said to have lately become numerous in Persia, was to have been blown from a mortar on the Ist [Its] of July, by order of the government. This new aspirant to prophetical honours is said to have been a very handsome young man, but evi- [vi- evidently] dently [gently] mad. The Swansea Herald states that, During the trial of an appeal case at Neath last week, an old woman, named Mary Jones, was examined, who said she was eighty-one years of age, and had been present, professionally, at the births of 1,193 children The old dame appeared in the enjoyment of excellent health and spirits, and to have sufficient energy for many years to come. A writer in the Philadelphia Evening Post remarks that in the senate there are at least two occupations in which all parties meet, and these are whistling and snuft [snuff] taking. A whig may be seen passing his box to a democrat, who passes it to a northern 'incendiary,' and all three forget their factional differences in a delightful concert of sternu- [stern- stationmaster] tation. [station] No business is too grave, no speaker too eloquent to be 'sneezed at. The editor of the Albany Knickerbocker says that he found the following stuck on a lamp-post in Canal-street Strayed or stolen-My wife Ann Maria. Whoever returns her will get his head broke. As for trust- [trusting] ing her any body can do so who sees tit-for as I never pay any of my own debts, it is not all likely that I will lay awake nights thinking of other people's.-JaMEs [people's.-James] Q. SON. Major Jacob, of the Bombay Artillery, is appointed a Companion of the Military Order ofthe [of the] Bath. Mr. W. Bage is appointed Colonial Engineer at the Gambia. Thomas Marten Matthews is appointed a member of the Executive Council of the Bahama Robert Alexander Thom- [Thomson] son and Dr. William Kirkwood are appointed members of the Legislative Council of the Bahama Islands. Dr. Robert is appointed a member of Council in Sierra Leone, - Observer. The Royal Commission for enquiring into the University of Oxford will consist of the Rev. Dr. Tait, Dean of Car- [Carlisle] lisle, formerly Fellow of Balliol College; the Rev. Henry George Liddell, M.A., head master of Westminster School, formerly student of Christ Church; the Rev. Dr. Jeune, [June] master of Pembroke College; and T. L. Dampier, [Damper] M.A., King's College, Cambridge. It is rumoured that early in the ensuing session of parliament a motion will be made for getting rid of subscription tests at matriculation, and as relates to lay degrees. THE GORHAM CONTROVERSY REVIVED.-If rumour be true, the Bishop of Exeter sets the example of like case like rule at detiance. [dance] The rumour to which we refer is, that the right rev. prelate has refused to license the ap- [appointment] pointment [Ointment] of the Rev. George Bellamy to the office of assis- [assist- assistant] tant [tan] curate at Charles Chapel, Plymouth, to which that rev. gentlemen had been appointed, on the ground that Mr. Bellamy holds Opinions, on the subject of baptismal re- [regeneration] generation, identical with those of the Rev. Mr. Gorham, The Rev. Mr. Bellamy officiates at present as chaplain to the Borough Prisons, Plymouth, and a voluminous corre- [core- correspondence] spondence [sentence] is said to have taken place between the bishop and him, the result being a positive refusal to give the re- [required] quired [cured] licensed.- [licensed] Glove. Discovery of a Bric SUNK NINE YEaRs [Years] aco.- [Co] About nine years ago, as the Mary Scott, a Liverpool brig, laden with copper ore and a general cargo, ond [and] hati [hat] on board a large quantity of specie, was returning from alparaiso, [Valparaiso] she was ran into about five miles east of Point Lynas, by an American ship called the Brooklyn and the result was that the Mary Scott sank in deep water, and six or seven rsons [Sons] on board perished. Some time afterwards, the rig Parana, outward bound for Montreal, was run down b the Iron Duke, and sank between Ormshead [Orchard] and Pomt [Post] Lynas. No traces of either vessel were discoverable until about three weeks ago, when a Liverpool fisherman named Richard Price, whilst trolling near to Point L found that his net had become entangled to some beneath the surface of the water and on hee [her] that it had caught in the wreck of a vessel. It is not posi- [post- positively] tively [lively] known with which of the brigs the net cm. tangled, but that it is the Mary Scott and there is little doubt that it is with one of the Vessels, as no others are known to have gone down of late years in that locality. The Liverpool Steam out a number of diver to the place Chore the ir es ant covered, m consequence of the rough state of the weather have not Liverp [Liver] Albion, to commence