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DIARY.

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DATE, DAYS

CORRESPONDING CHRONOLOGY.

May 21 Wed. St. Felix, of Can May 21 1813. The batt:e of Wurtschen, in Saxony, fought talicia, died A.

between the allied powers and the French, under D. 1587.

Napoleon, when the allied powers were forced Moon's first quar.

from all their positions, leaving the French Il af. 11 night.

masters of the field. The loss of the French in this conflict was 12,000 men, and the allies had,

it is said, 18000 in wounded only. 22 Thurs. St. Yvo died 1303 -22 1770. Born the King's sister, the Princess Eliza. High Water,

beth, wife of the Prince of Hesse Homburg. 42in af. morn

1784. Died the Earl of Mornington, father of his 9m af. 8 even

Grace the Duke of Wellington. He was one of the most celebrated glee composers of his time, as well as an excellent violin player. The service in Dublin Cathedral commences every morn

ing with an anthem of his composing. 1824. Expired at his lodgings in London, Dr.,

Joseph Kemp, composer, once the pupil of the celebrated Mr. Jackson, of Exeter, He was the

author of a new System of Musical Education. 23 Frid. St. Desiderius. -23 st. Desiderius was bishop of Venice, and died Sun ris. 3m af. 4

A. D. 612. sets-59m af. 7

1706. The battle of Ramilies, a village in Brabant,

fought, when the great Duke of Marlborough gained a complete victory over the forces of Louis XIV., and the Elector of Bavaria, who narrowly

escaped being made prisoner, 24 Satur, St. Vincent of Le -24 1689. The royal assent was given on this day to rius died A. D.

the Toleration Act. 450.

(1707. Born at Roeshult, in Sweden, the eminent High Water,

naturalist, Charles von Linnæus. He was the 37m af. 9 morn

founder and first president of the academy of 8m af, 10 even

Stockholm. Under his culture natural history raised itself nearly to perfection, and has

from thence disseminated throughout Europe. - 25 SUN. Whit Sunday.

-25 On this day is celebrated the descent of the Holy LES. for the DAY.

Ghost upon the Apostles, in the visible appear16 c. Deut. to v.

ance of fiery cloven tongues, and in those mira. 18 morn.

culous powers which were then conferred upon Il c. Isaiah even

them. On Whit or White Sunday the catechumens St. Gregory V:I.

who were then baptized, appeared in the Sun ris, Om af, 4

antient church in white garments, -sets Om af, 8

St. Gregory VII succeeded Alexander VII in the

papacy A. D. 1079. He was advanced by the suffrages of the Cardinals without the Emperor's authority. When the Emperor Henry IV, to whom he was an inveterate enemy took the city of Rome, and set rip Clement III, Gregory fled to Salerna, and there died after having sat more

than 12 years. 1764. Born at Epping in Essex, Dr. John Mason

Good, the translator of Lucretius. He was author of numerous works, among wh.ch may be named his valuable Physiological System of Nosology, and the Study of Medicine, which works are considered far superior to any that have preceded them, for elegance of composition, and the vast

fund they contain of practical information, -26 Mond. St. Eleutherius.

26

St. Eleutherius Pope, succeeded Soter, in the reign St. Austin, the

of Commodus, during his pontificate, Lucius English Apostle

King of Britain sent to him to be admitted into archbp. of Can.

the number of Christians, who thereupon sent terbury, died AD

Fugatius and Damianus to baptize the people of 610

Britain. He died A, D. 192.
Whit Monday.

946. On this day while King Edmund brother of High Water,

Athelstan, was celebrating the feast of St. Au. ilh-39m morn

gustine, he observed among the intoxicated even

guests one Leolf whom he had banished six years before for robbery. The King jumped from his seat, seized the man by the hair, and pulled him with himself to the ground. The robber drew his dagger, and in this situation mortally wounded the unhappy monarch in the breast, After having wounded some of the attendants, he was cut to death by others.

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CANONGATE.

ILLUSTRATED ARTICLE. "• Well, here is to thee, and thou art
FROM THE CHRONICLES OF THE

welcome to me after all these exploits.-
Conachar, bestir thee. Let the cans

clink, lad, and thou shalt have a cup of In the extracts we gave in our last from the nut-brown for thyself, my boy.' this admirable work, the following inci

“ Conachar poured out the good liquor dent was only alluded to: the passage for his master and for Catharine, with was reserved for illustration, and both are

due observance. But that done, he set now given.

the tlagon on the table, and sate down. The Glover, who seems to doat on the How now, sirrah !—be these your pugnacious propensities of Harry Smith, manners! Fill to my guest, the worhas just drawn from him the history of shipful Master Henry Smith.” all his rencontres with all sorts and con

« Master Smith may fill for himself, ditions of men ; and as soon as the roll if he wishes for liquor,' answered the is counted, exclaims " Pretty well, for youthful Celt.

“The son of my father the quietest lad in Perth, who never

has demeaned himself enough already for touches sword but in the way of his pro

one evening.' fession !Well, anything more to tell us?'

".. That's well crowed for a cockeril,' "Little—for the drubbing of a High- said Henry; "" but thou art so far right, landmar is a thing not worth mention- my lad, that the man deserves to die of ing;

thirst who will not drink without a cup"For what didst thou drub him, 0 bearer.' man of peace ?' inquired the Glover.

" But his entertainer took not the 6. For nothing that I can remember,' contumacy of the young apprentice with replied the Smith, "r except his pre so much patience. Now, by my senting himself on the south side of honest word, and by the best glove I ever Stirling Bridge.'

made,' said Simon, “thou shalt help Vol. I. Y

21-SATURDAY, May 31, 1828.

him with liquor from that cap and flagon, Smith, attempted to plunge it into his if thee and I are to abide under one body over the collar bone, which must roof.'

have been a mortal wound. But the “ Conachar arose sullenly upon hear- object of this violence was so ready to ing. this threat, and, approaching the defend himself by striking up the assailSmith, who had just taken the tankard ant's hand, that the blow only glanced in his hand, and was raising it to his head, on the bone, and scarce drew blood. he contrived to stumble against him and To wrench the dagger from the boy's jostle him so awkwardly, that the foaming hand, and to secure him with a grasp like ale gushed over his face, person, and that of his own iron vice, was, for the dress. Good-natured as the Smith, in powerful Smith, the work of a single spite of his warlike propensities, really moment Conachar felf himself at once was in the utmost degree, his patience in the absolute power of the formidable failed under such a provocation. He antagonist whom he had provoked ; he seized the young man's throat, being the became deadly pale, as he had been the part which came readiest to his grasp, moment before glowing red, and stood as Conachar arose from the pretended mute with shame and fear, until, relieving stumble, and pressing it severely as he him from his powerful hold, the Smith cast the lad from him, exclaimed, - quietly said, " • It is well for thee that « Had this been in another place, young thou canst not make me angry—thou art gallows-bird, I had stowed the lugs out but a boy, and I, a grown man, ought of thy head, as I have done to some of thy not to have provoked thee. But let this clan before thee.'

be a warning.' “ Conachar recovered his feet with the Conachar stood an instant as if about activity of a tiger, and exclaiming, to reply, and then left the room, ere Simon "• Never shall you live to make that had collected himself enough to speak. boast again!' drew a short sharp knife Dorothy was running hither and thithe: from his bosom, and springing on Henry for salves and healing herbs. Catharine

SECOND SERIES.

OR,

nad swooned at the sight of the trickling and thus constituted a means of defence odood.

which might safely be trusted to. The'remainder of this well-drawn scene

Upon the whole, Henry had the our readers will find at page 309 of our

appearance to which he was well entitled,

of a burgher of wealth and consideration, .ast number.

assumning, in his dress, as much consequence as he could display, without

stepping beyond his own rank, and enChronicles

croaching on that of the gentry. Neither

did his frank and manly deportment, of the Canongate. though indicating a total indifference to

danger, bear the least resemblance to that of the bravoes or swash-bucklers of the

day, amongst whom Henry was someST. VALENTINE'S DAY;

times unjustly ranked by those who imTHE FAIR MAID OF PERTH. puted the frays, in which he was so often

engaged, to a quarrelsome and violent (Continued from page 311.)

temper, 'resting upon a consciousness of

his personal strength and knowledge of The extracts in our last ended with an

his weapon.

On the contrary, every invitation from the Glover to Harry Smith, feature bore the easy and good humoured to put in practice a little stratagem, to se

expression of one who neither thought cure the privilege of being the rightful of inflicting mischief, nor dreaded it from Valentine of his fair daughter for the rest

others. of the year. The next chapter opens

Having attired himself in his best, with the preparations of our hero, Harry, the honest armourer next placed nearest for the campaign of Love, from which

to his heart (which throbbed at its touch) we shall extract rather copiously.

a little gift which he had long provided “ The sturdy armourer was not, it may for Catharine Glover, and which his be believed, slack in keeping the appoint- quality of Valentine would presently give thent 'assigned by his intended father in him the title to present, and her to receive law. He went through the process of his without regard to maidenly, scruples. It toilette with more than ordinary care,

was a small ruby cut into the form of a throwing, as far as he could, those points heart, transfixed with a golden arrow, which had a military air into the shade. and was inclosed in a small purse made

too noted a person'to venture of links of the finest work in steel, as if to go entirely unarmed in a town where it had been designed for a hauberk to a he had indeed many friends, but also, king. Round the verge of the purse were from the character of many of his former these words exploits, several deadly enemies, at whose

Love's darts hands, should they take him at advantage,

Cleave hearts, he knew he had little mercy to expect.

Through mail shirts. He, therefore, wore under his jerkin à secret, or coat of chain-mail, made so “ This device had cost the armourer light and flexible that it 'interfered as some thought, and he was much satisfied little with his movements as a modern with his composition, because it seemed to under-waistcoat, yet of such a proof as imply that his skill could defend all hearts he might safely depend upon, every ring saving his own. He wrapped himself in of it having been wrought and joined by his cloak, and hastened through the still his own hands. Above this he wore, silent streets, determined to appear at the like others of his age and degree, the window appointed a little before dawn. Flemish 'hose and doublet, which, in “ With this purpose he passed up the honour of the holy tide, were of the best High Street, and turned down the opening superfine English broad cloth, light blue where Saint John's Church now stands, in colour, slashed out with black satin, in order to proceed to Curfew Street and passamented (laced, that is) with when it occurred to him, from the appearembroidery of black silk His walking ance of the sky, that he was at least an boots were of cordovan 'leather;, his hour too early for his purpose, and that cloak of good Scottish grey, which served it would be better not to appear at the to conceal a whinger, or couteau de place of rendezvous till near the time chasse, that hung at his 'belt, and was assigned. Other gallants were not unhis only offensive weapon, "for he car- likely to be on the watch as well as himried in his hand but a rod of holly. His self, about the house of the Fair Maid of black velvet bonnet was lined with steel, Perth, and he knew his own foible so quilted between the metal and his head well as to be sensible of the great chance

He was

of a scuffle arising betwixt them. I dashed his arm in the man's face, and have the advantage,' he thought, by tripping him at the same time, gave him my Father Simon's

friendship ; and why a severe fall on the causeway ; while al should I stain my fingers with the blood most at the same instant he struck a blow of the poor creatures that are not worthy with his whinger at the fellow who was my notice, since they are so much less upon his right hand, so severely applied, fortunate than myself? No-no—I will that he also lay prostrate by his associate. be wise for once, and keep at a distance Meanwhile, the armourer pushed forward from all temptation to a broil. They in alarm, for which the circumstances of shall have no more time to quarrel with the street being guarded or defended by me than just what it may require for me strangers who conducted themselves with to give the signal, and for my father such violence, afforded sufficient reason. Simon to answer it. I wonder how the He heard a suppressed whisper and a old man will contrive to bring her to the bustle under the Glover's windows—those window? I fear, if she knew his pur- very windows from which he had expectpose, he would find it difficult to carry it' ed to be hailed by Catharine as her into execution.'

Valentine. He kept to the opposite side “ He was now passing siowly under of the street, that he might reconnoitre the wall of St. Anne's Chapel, when a their number and purpose. But one of voice, which seemed to come from behind the party, who were beneath the window, one of the flying buttresses of the chapel, observing or hearing him, crossed the said,

• He lingers that has need to street also, and taking him doubtless for run.

one of the sentinels, asked, in a whisper, «« Who speaks ?' said the armourer, " What noise was yonder, Kenneth looking around him, somewhat startled why gave you not the signal ? at an address so unexpected, both in its i Villain !' said Henry, you are tone and tenor.'

discovered, and you shall die the death !" "No matter who speaks,' answered " As he spoke thus, he dealt the the same voice. • Do thou make great stranger a blow with his weapon, which speed, or thou wilt scarce make good would probably have made his words speed. Bandy not words, but beyone.' good, had not the man, raising his arm,

66. Saint or sinner, angel or devil,' received on his hand the blow meant for said Henry, crossing himself, your his head. The wound must have been advice touches me but too dearly to be a severe one, for he staggered and fell neglected. Saint Valentine 'be my with a deep groan. Without noticing speed !'

him farther, Henry Smith spruug for“ So saying, he instantly changed his ward upon a party of men who seemed loitering pace to one with which few engaged in placing a ladder against the people could have kept up, and in an lattice window in the gable. #enry did instant was in Couvrefew Street. He had not stop either to count their numbers or not made three steps towards Simon to ascertain their purpose. But crying Glover's, which stood in the midst of the the alarm-word of the town, and giving narrow street, when two men started from the signal at which the burghers were under the houses on different sides, and wont to collect, he rushed on the nightadvanced, as it were by concert, to inter- walkers, one of whom was in the act of cept his passage. The imperfect light ascending the ladder. The Smith seized only permitted him to discern that they it by the rounds, threw it down on the wore the highland mantle.

pavement, and placing his foot on the “« Clear the way, catheran,' said body of the man who had been mountthe armourer, in the deep stern voice ing, prevented him from regaining his which corresponded with the breadth of feet. His accomplices struck fiercely at his chest.

Henry, to extricate their companion. But They did not answer, at least intelli- his mail-coat stood him in good stead, gibly, but he could see that they drew and he repaid their blows with interest, their swords, with the purpose of with- shouting aloud, “Help, help, for bonstanding him by violence. Conjecturing nie St. Johnstoun !-Bows and blades, some evil, but of what kind he could not brave citizens ! bows and blades !-they anticipate, Henry instantly determined to break into our houses under cloud of make his way through whatever odds, night.' and defend his mistress, or at least die “ These words, which resounded far at ber feet. He cast his cloak over his through the streets, were accompanied left arm as a buckler, and advanced ra by as many fierce blows, dealt with good pidly and steadily to the two men. The effect among those whom the arınourer nearest made a thrust at him, but Henry assailed. In the meantime, the inhabiSmith, parrying the blow with his cloak, tants of the street began to awaken and

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