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of the sun, who fears with his kisses to Then solitude we feel thee near, melt the dew-drops on its heavenly blos

(The grave, the grave is thy true home!

And ask ourselves what do we here soms.

Mr. Lockhart is another guess Aliened the quiet tristing tomb. kind of man. We say to all blockheads,

W. MORLEY. in the words of one of his own Spanish Ballads,

SONNET. Hurra, hurra' avoid the way of the avenging Childe !"

How lovely it is to stand on yon cliff,

Or to sail o'er the lake in my light little skiff, while the grief and the joy of his poetry, On the calm summer night, when the pale as it is the grief and the joy that has pas

moon-beams sed through his own generous heart, un With silvery radiance tinges the streams : borrowing and unborrowed, speaks the When the splash of my dars, or the soft ze. original language of the passions, a lan- The silence alone that hangs over the lake : guage always true to nature, and trium- When clear and calm is the deep blue sky, phant in her power. How from the As the breast of a saint when his death hour

is nigh: fanners of his genius would the cock

And unbroken the lake's glassy smoothness by chaffers of Cockneys fly like ver chaff

wave, indeed!

As in dangerous hour is the heart of the brave: (To be Continued.)

When the air is all odour, and balm, and per

fume,
And the earth is all flowers, and blossom, and

bloom,

"Tis lovely, 'tis lovely, to see such a night, CHURCH.YARD RECURRENCES. Oh! would that my hopes were as shining and

bright. (For the Olio.)

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When the bloomy hue of youth hath past,

And budding hopes have met their sear, And sunny smiles are changed at last,

By lowering fate, to regnant care. And forms that flickered in the break

Of op'ning life, and memory's goal, Are gone, but never will forsake

The imagery of the soul,

ACCOUNT OF THE BHATS, OR

BARDS OF INDIA.

Tis then we ween that solitude

Not wanting is of tinted gloom,
Or in the purlieus of the wood,

Or city's maze, she builds her home,
We roam right ou through turmoiled street,

Nor heed the noisy passing throng,
We banish these, and lonesome greet

The thought in other scenes among. And when perchance that years have ran

Their changing round, and fate again Shall cast us there, where erst began

The course of life, from sorrow twain;
Again, we dote in childhood's reign,

And drown intruding nearer hours,
Again we trip the well-known plain,
While fancy strews her new blown flowers.

THE Bhâts are a sacred order all
through Rajpootana.

Their race was
especially created by Mahadeo, for the
purpose of guarding his sacred bull, but
ihey lost this honourable office through
their cowardice. The god had a pet lion
also, and as the favourite animals were
kept in the same apartment, the bull was
eaten almost every day, in spite of all the
noise which the Bhâts could make, greatly
to the grief of Siva, and to the increase of
his trouble, since he had to create a new
bull in the room of every one which fell
a victim to the ferocity of his companion.
Under these circumstances, the deity
formed a new race of men, the Charuns
of equal piety and tuneful powers, but
more courageous than the Bhâts, and
made them the wardens of his menagerie. ,
The Bhâts, however, still retained their
functions of singing the praises of gods
and heroes ; and, as the hereditary guar-
dians of history and pedigree, are held
in higher estimation than even the Brah-
mins themselves, amongst the haughty
and fierce nobles of Rajpootana. In the
yet wilder districts to the south west, the
more warlike Charuns, however, take
their place in popular reverence. A few
years back, it was usual for merchants
or travellers going through Malwah and
Guzerat, to hire a Charun to protect them,
and the sanctity of his name was gene-

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rally sufficient. If robbers appeared, he so conspicuously in one of Sir Walter stepped forward, waving his long white Scott's Novels, and whose life was full garments, and denouncing in verse, infa- of events, first saw the light at Oakham my, and disgrace on all who should in Rutlandshire in 1619, and about the injure travellers, under the protection of age of seven or eight, being then but the holy minstrels of Siva. If this failed, eighteen inches high, was retained in the ne stabbed himself with his dagger, gene- service of the Duke of Buckingham, who rally in the left arm, declaring that his resided at Burleigh on the Hill

. Soon blood was on their heads; and if all failed after the marriage of Charles I, the King he was bound in honour to stab himself and Queen being entertained at Burleigh, to the heart, –a catastrophe of which little Jeffery was served up to table in a there was little danger, since the violent cold-pie, and presented by the Duchess death of such a person was enough to to the Queen, who kept him as her dwarf. devote the whole land to barrenness, and From seven years of age to thirty he never all who occasioned it to an everlasting grew taller ; but after thirty, he shot up abode in Padolon. The Bhâts protect to three feet nine inches, and there fixed. nobody; but to kill or beat one of them Jeffery became a considerable part of the would be regarded as very disgraceful and entertainment of the court, Sir William ill-omened; and presuming on this immu- Davenant wrote a poem Jeffreidos, on a nity, and on the importance attached to battle between him and a turkey cock, that sort of renown which it confers, they and in 1638, was published a very smalí are said often to extort money from their book called the New Year's Gift, prewealthy neighbours, by promises of sented at court from the Lady Parvalu to spreading their great name, and threats of the Lord Minimus, . (commonly called making them infamous, and even of blas- little Jeffery) her Majesty's servant, &c., ting their prospects. A wealthy mer- written by Microphilus, with a little print chant of Indore, some years since, had a of Jeffery prefixed. Before this period quarrel with one of these men, who made Jeffery was employed in a negociation of a clay image, which he called after the great importance, he was sent to France merchant's name, and, daily in the bazar, to fetch a midwife for the Queen, and on and in the different temples, addressed it his return with this gentlewoman, and with bitter and reproachful language, her Majesty's dancing master, and many intermixed with the most frightful curses, rich presents to the Queen from her mother which an angry poet could invent. There Mary de Medici, he was taken by the was no redress; and the merchant though Dunkirkers. Jeffery thus made of cona man of great power and influence at sequence, grew to think himself really so. court, was advised to bribe him into He had borne with little temper the teazing silence, this he refused to do, and the of the courtiers and domestics, and had matter went on for several months, till a many squabbles with the King's gigantic number of the merchant's friends subscri- porter, at last, being provoked by Mr. bed a considerable sum, of which, with Crofts, a young, gentleman of family, a much submission, and joined hands, they challenge ensued, and Mr. Crofts coming entreated the Bhât to accept. " Alas !”, to the rendezvous only with a squirt, the was his answer, why was not this done little creature was so enraged that a real before? Had I been conciliated in time, duel ensued, and the appointment being your friend might yet have prospered. on horseback with pistols, to put them But now, though I shail be silent hence- more on a level, Jeffery with the first fire forth, I have already said too much against shot his antagonist dead. This happened him ; and when did imprecations of in France, whither he had attended his a bard, so long persisted in, fall to the mistress in the troubles. He was again ground unaccomplished ?"

The mer taken prisoner by a Turkish rover, and chant, as it happened, was really over sold into Barbary. He probably did not taken by some severe calamities, and the long remain in slavery, for at the beginpopular faith in the powers of the min- ning of the civil war he was made a capstrel character, is now more than ever tain in the Royal Army, and in 1644 confirmed.-Bishop Heber's India. attended the Queen to France, where he

remained till the restoration. At last upon suspicion of his being privy to the

Popish plot, he was taken up in 1682, and Eccentric Biography.

confined in the Gate House, Westminster, where he ended his life in the sixty third year of his age.--Dallaway's Walpole's

Anecdotes of Painting, This singular personage, who figures

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JEFFERY, THE COURT DWARF.

VENERATION OF THE ANCIRNTS FOR

THEIR BEARDS.

presume to disturb their peace, or contra

vene such measures. He is called by The most celebrated ancient writers, Cicero the father of eloquence, and a sin as well as those of latter times, have made gular good doctor. Tully cominends the honourable mention of the beards of an- subtlety of Lycias, the acuteness of Hitiquity. Homer speaks highly of the perides, the sound of Aeschines, the force white beard of the venerable Nestor, and of Demosthenes, but the sweetness of Isothat of Priam King of Troy. Virgil de- crates. And Philostrates denominates seribes Mezentius's to us as being so him as the Athenian Syren, telling 'us thick and long as to cover all his breast, that the syren was placed on his sepulChrysippus, the stoic philosopher praises chre, as it were, singing. In the Greek in his writings the noble beard of Timo. Anthology, he is called the Light of thy, a famous flute player of his time. Rhetoric.

The Roman orator compares Pliny the younger tells us of the white his school to the Trojan Horse, out of beard of Euphrates, a Syrian Philoso- which most eminent rhetoricians came pher; and he takes pleasure in relating the forth. Isocrates, who loved his counrespect mixed with fear with which it in try with the utmost tenderness, could not spired the people. Plutarch speaks of the survive the loss and ignominy with long white beard of an old Laconian, who, which it was covered by the event of the being asked why he let it grow so, replied battle of Choronea. The instant he re65*Tis that seeing continually my white ceived the news of it, being uncertain what beard, I may do nothing unworthy use Philip would make of his victory, and of its whiteness;" Strabo relates that the determined to die a freeman, he hastened Indian philosophers, the Gymnosophists, his end by abstaining from food. He was were particularly attentive to make the 98 years of age. His writings were so prelength of their beards contribute to cap- cious that he sold only one oration for 20 tivate the veneration of the people, Dio- talents.

P. dorus Siculus after him in his writings, gives a particular and circumstantial history of the beards of the Indians. Juvenal the satirist does not forget that of Anti

DISTINCTIONS OF PEOPLE OF lochus, the son of Nestor. Fenelon the

COLOUR, author of Telemachus in describing a priest of Apollo in all his magnificence tells us, that he had a white beard down THERE is little doubt but what many to his girdle. But Perseus seems to of our readers who hear or read of vaout-do all these authors, this poet was so rious appellations that are applied to the convinced that a beard was the symbol different grades of negroes, people of of wisdom, that he thought he could not colour, &c., are quite ignorant as to the bestow a greater encomium on the divine comprehending fully what is meant by Socrates, than by calling him the bearded the various names by which the different master.--Magistrum Barbatum.

races are distinguished ; to such, we think the following information will not be unacceptable :

A Samboe is the highest remove from Sketches of Orators, No. 3. black, being the child of a Mulattoe fa

ther, and Negro woman, or vice versa.

A Mulattoe is the child of a white man ISOCRATES, the son of Theodorus, was by a Negress. A Quadroon is the child born at Athens, 436, A. C. Defective of a Mulattoe mother, by a white father. in his pronunciation, he came not into the The child of a Quadro on by a white Forum to plead causes, yet he reconciled man, is a Mustee. The child of a white Philip by his letters to the Athenians, and man by a Mustee woman, is a Mustiphini. in his excellent panegyric, he stirred up The child of a Mustiphini, by a white the Greeks against Asia, and intimated father, is a Quintroon ; and the child of that Athens, if it would be happy, and in a Quintroon woman by a white, is free tranquality, ought to confine her domi- by law. Some authors who have treated nions within just bounds, not to affect the on the West Indies, do not count so far; empire of the sea, for the sake of lording whilst others state the having seen more it over all other states; but to conclude a than one family of Quintroons by Musti. peace, whereby every city and people phini mothers in a state of slavery; which should be left to the full enjoyment of of course would not have been the case, their liberty, and declare herself the irre- had they been those persons called white concilable enemy of those who should by law.

ISOCRATES..

LORD SANDWICH.

P.

Anecdottana.

An English officer, whilst making his

breakfast one morning from this horrid LOUIS THE FOURTEENTH.

trash, took up a pencil, and wrote the Some courtiers in the presence of Louis following lines on the subject :the fourteenth, who was then only fif

Say, why with sand instead of wheat, teen, conversed on the absolute power of France kneeds her captives' crust ? the Turkish Sultans, and gave many in

Why, but to make her threat complete, stances of their uncontrolled conduct;

My foes shall bite the dust. “ That” said the young Prince, is really being a king." The Cardinal de Estrée,

COURTS OF FAT KING'S WHY who was present, and desirous to check

THOUGHTLESS. these dangerous notions of his youthful sovereign, replied gravely, “ Sire, two A thoughtless court, deroid of brains, or three of those Emperors you approve We must have, where a fat king reigns,

At all abuses winking, have been put to the bow-string in my For their none value thin-king. J. W. B. memory.

SHARP RETORT.

A shallow and conceited nobleman This nobleman, when dressed, had a the street," he had an awkward careless intent on choosing the delicacies of the dignified appearance, but to see him in observing

one day at dinner

, a person

eminen: " for his philosophical talents, gait. Two gentlemen observing him table, said to him. “What! do philowhen at Leicester, one of them remarked, sophers love dainties ?"-"Why not?" *' I think it is Lord Sandwich coming ;'

returned the scholar. the other replied that he thought he was

“ Do you think mistaken. 26 Nay,” says the gentleman,

my lord, that the good things of this world ** I am sure it is Lord Sandwich; for, if

were made only for blockheads ?" you observe, he is walking down both sides of the street at once."

EPIGRAM. But Lord Sandwich gave a better anec Jack, tired of work, to play his shop shuts up; aote of himself :-* When I was at And at his ease, works harder with his cup. Paris, I had a dancing master

the man was very civil, and on taking leave of

RAIN. him, I offered him any service in London.”

" What good does rain !" the poor man cries, “ Then,” said the man, bowing, “I

To make the bread the cheaper?" should take it as a particular favour, if “ Much I for it makes the corn to rise your Lordship would never tell any one

And fall before the reaper;"

P. of whom yon learned to dance."

MEN IN DEBT.

A modern man of letters used to say, SINGULAR SUBJECT. The following curious return was made that a man in debt reminded him of Gray's to the Commissioners of the Income Tax lines :in the year 1901, at Shrewsbury.

“ Still as they run they look behind, I A. B. do declare

They hear a voice in every wiud,
I have but little money to spare.

And snatch a fearful joy !"
I have
1 little house,

TO A POOR FRIEND.
I little maid,

Rich in thy friendship though in pocket poor ; 2 little boys,

The miser's poor in friendship,-rich in store :

Thou soothest by thine affluent words which 2 little trade,

roll;
2 little land,

He lives and dies a poor, unpitied soul!
2 do. money at command; When thou art gone, thy kindness, like the ray
By this you cee,
Will shed its beauty long in 'Memory's Day.'

P.
have children three,
Depend on me, A. B.-F. c. S.

AN EPITAPH ON A BAD WIFE.

By her Husband.
FRENCH TREATMENT OF CAPTIVES.
During the late war with France, when

Ah ! once dear partner of my days, so many English prisoners were confined

Willing to thee this tomb I raise in the different French towns, the bread My grateful thoughts your shade pursue, served out to them was of so bad a qua

In this small gift so justly due.

No envious tongue, with clamours rude, lity, and so gritty, that it was supposed

Arraign'd this act of gratitude ; that sand was mixed with the flour, to For all must know, that, with my wife, swell the bulk, and render it more I lost each hour of care and strife. neavy.

Diary and Chronology.

DATE. DAYS.

DIARY.

DATE,

CORRESPONDING CHRONOLOGY.

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June 18 Wed. įsts. Marcus and June 18 St. Marcus and Marcellianus; these saints were Marcellianus,

twin brothers, and born of an illustrious family Sun ris. 43m af. 3

in Rome. They suffered martyrdom by order of --sets 17 8

Fabian, who condemned them to be bound to two pillars, with their feet nailed to the same; in this posture they were stabbed with lances. 1483.-The youthful King Edward V. Deposed by

his ambitious uncle Richard, Duke of Gloster, 1815.- Fought on this day, the glorious and deci.

sive Battle of Waterloo, which ended the per sonal power of Napoleon, the loss sustained in killed and wounded on both sides in this victory

has been computed at 60,000. 1827.-Died on this day Lord de Tabley, the liberal

patron of literature and the fine arts. The death

of this nobleman is deeply regretted by almost 19 Thurs. Sts. Gervasius &

every English artist.

19 These two saints were termed the Protomartyrs of Protasius.

Milan, and are supposed to have suffered in the High Water,

first persecution under Nero, 10m af. 6 morn

1215.--The bulwark of English liberty, Magna 31-6 even

ta was confirmed by King John on this day. The performance of this act was effected by compulsion, the Barons being all in arms against

the king. 1565. Mary Queen of Scots, was delivered on this

day of a son, afterwards our James I. 20 Frid. St. Silverius.

20 St, Silverius was the son of Pope Hormisdas, he Moon's first quar,

succeeded Agapetus I, in the papacy, he was 52m af, 2 aftern.

deposed by Belisarius, by order of the Empress Theodora, for refusing to acknowledge an here. tical bishop, he died during his banishment in

the Island of Pontia, A, D 538. 1814. Anniversary of the grand review of troops,

which took place in Hyde Park. The troops were reviewed by the present King, then Prince Regent. The Emperor of Russia, King of Prussia, and the foreign Generals then here on a

visit to the Prince Regent. 21 Satur St. Eusebius,

21 st. Eusebius, bishop of Samosata, was banished Longest day.

by the Emperor Valens. After whose death he High Water,

was ordered by the Council of Antiochia, to visit 44m af. 7 morn

the cburches of Mesopotamia, upon arriving at 13 -8 even

Dolichæ to fulfil his mission, he was killed by a woman of the Arian persuasion, A. D. 378. |1377. Expired at Richmond, King Edward III,

BT 64, in the 53rd year of an eventful reign, during which was fought the memorable battles of Cressy and Poictierg. 1813. Victory of Vittoria was obtained on this day.

When the French army under Joseph Buonaparte and Marshal Jourdan, were signally defeated by the army of Lord Wellington. The valor and well concerted operations of Lord Hill, and that brave general Sir Thomas Picton, principally effected the discomfiture of the French

upon this occasion. 22 SUN. (3 Sun, af. Trinity 22 St. Paulinus was born at Bourdeaux, A. D. 358. He LES. for the DAY

was chosen bishop of Nola in the year 409. His 1 c Sam. 2 morn

death happened in 431, when many miracles are 1c3 even

said to have happened. St. Paulinus of

(1679. The battle of Bothwell Bridge was fought Nola.

on this

day, when the Duke of Monmouth, dispersed the rebellious covenanters, upwards of 700 fell by the effective execution of the Duke's cannon, whilst pursuing them, and 1200 were taken prisoners, unto whom this generous noble.

man behaved with the greatest humanity. 23 Mond. St, Etheldrida. 23 st. Etheldrida, this saint was a daughter of Anna. High water

sor Anna, the holy King of the East Angles, she 49m. aft: 9 mo.

was married to Toubercht, who settled upon 22m. 10 ev.

her the Isle of Ely for her dowry, at which place she founded a monastery, and ended her pious and exemplary life, A. D. 179.

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