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promise a thousand ducats to whosoever King, whose actions justify rebellion to will find out his abode."

his government, deserves death from the The Empress's commands were executed hand of every subject; and should such a next morning, and before the day closed, time arrive, I should be as free to act as bills to this effect were stuck up in almost any." He made use of a similar remarkable every street of the metropolis. Pancrace, expression in regard to the unfortunate who had gone into the city to get work, King James, in reference to the desertion observing so many of these bills, which of his army. Still Mr. Tooke knew himself attracted general notice, read one of them, to be entirely destitute of real courage ; and without going any farther, he returned and he confessed to an intimate friend that to his house, and finding his lodger there, he was a coward. " I should have made said, “ You are a pretty fellow ! no doubt, but a bad soldier," said he, one day, some great criminal ; if I had known you laughing, “ for I have been all my life a before, you should rever have come into complete coward : bravery is engendered my house.” Loudon, who was conscious by a long habit of fearlessness of danger, of no other offence than owing his land- in a heart naturally bold ; I never had lord money, replied, “ My dear Pancrace! much of this sort of stamina ; and during the you know well that I can't pay you just restless life which I have led, the little pornow ; I have not even a sous.”_ Oh, it tion of courage I possessed oozed out at is not about the money I am speaking just my finger ends, from the continual fret and now. All I want is for you to quit my worry in which I have been kept. I will house. There is a ducat for you. Begone! tell you the boldest, the bravest, the most If I were malignantly disposed, I might courageous thing ever did in my whole obtain a thousand ducats by denouncing life. I was at a meeting at Croydon, you. But, no! I will not stain my hands where, having stood forward to advocate with your blood. Away! you have no a certain question, I was sharply attacked time to lose."

by a fellow of the name of Phillips; but, Loudon, more astonished than ever, de- however, I gave him such a dressing in manded of his host what he meant; and reply, that, even whilst I went on tearing when Pancrace related the fact of his him to pieces at every sentence, I was being advertised for in the manner above- actually afraid that he would horsewhip mentioned, penetrating the whole affair, me when I had done, or send me a chal. he cried out, “ My dear Pancrace, this is lenge to fight him. A pretty thing, by the best news for us in the world! They the bye, it would be to see two parsons want me for the military service; go to with a pair of pistols under their arms, the office of the Minister of W and say saluting each other, at the early hour of that I am lodging with you, but am too five, on a cold frosty morning! O, yes, badiy clothed to appear myself.” After a I gave the Reverend Mr. Phillips such a short interval, the Minister himself arrived drubbing, that even I myself was surprisat the shoemaker's habitation, gave him ed at it." the promised reward, and furnished Lou - Did his Reverence take no notice of don with means to equip himself properly. it, then ?” He was then presented to the Empress, “ Not a word, faith! By G-d! le who gave him the appointment of colonel, was as great a coward as I was myself ! and sent him to the army, where he distin- But, let me tell you, Sir, the affair was no guished himself so highly, as to become, less heroic on my part; for I thought him at the end of four years, a field-marshal. as brave as a lion, and I dare say my He lived to beat, repeatedly, Frederick the words made him think the same of me. 'I Great, by whom his services had been re assure you, Sir, it requires no small defused; and who frequently, when speaking gree of pluckwhen you have not the of Loudon to his friends, lamented that he law at your back-to beard a stout bullyshould have committed the egregious blun- looking fellow to his very teeth ; when, der of turning such an officer away: perhaps, the next morning he may send a

Anec. of Foreign Courts. bullet through your brains.”Lon. Clubs.

HORNE TookE'S COURAGE.

ROGER WILBRAHAM AND SIR P. FRANCIS. Mp. Tooke was by no means a man of The late Sir Philip Francis, (to whom courage ; although, from his bold writings, the authorship of Junius has been attrione might fancy him a hero; a champion buted,) during many years of his life was ready to defend his opinions with sword or a member of the House of Commons, and pistol, or even with his fist. One would spoke on all questions of importance on think that the man who, in answer to an the side of Opposition. He was the conattack of Junius, could write such words vivial companion of Fox, and, during as the following, must be a person of no the short administration of that statesman, ordinary nerve. They were these :-" The was made a Knight of the Bath.

you !"

COUPLET OF LORD ERSKINE.

Roger Wilbraham, wlio was also on

DRINKING. the same side, came up one evening to

[AN ANCIENT FRAGMENT.] the whist table, at Brookes's, where Sir Philip, (who for the first time wore the Three cups of wine a prudent man may take, ribbon of the order) was seriously en The first of these for constitution's sake;

The second to the girl he loves the best, gaged in the middle of a rubber; and

The third and last to lull him to his rest, thus accosted him.

Then home to bed. But if a fourth he poure, Laying hold of the ribbon, and examin That is the cup of folly and not ours; ing it for some time before he spoke, he Loud noisy talking on the fifth attends ; said: “ So this is the way they have

The sixth breeds feuds, & falling out of friends; rewarded you at last; they have given Eight, & the watch patrole breaks ope the door.

Seven begets blows and faces stain'd with gore; you a little bit of red ribbon for your ser Mad with the ninth, another cup goes round, vices, Sir Philip, have they? A pretty And the swilld sot drops senseless on the bit of red ribbon to hang about your

ground neck ;-and that satisfies you, does it ?

ORIGIN OF THE USE OF COFFEE. Now, I wonder what I shall have.What do you think they will give me, A prior of a monastery, in that part of Sir Philip?"

Arabia where this berry grows, having The newly-made Knight, who had remarked that the goats who ate of it twenty-five guineas depending on the rub became extremely brisk and alert, resolved ber, and who was not very well pleased to try the experiment on his monks, of at the interruption, suddenly turned round, whose lethargic propensities he was conand casting on him a ferocious look, ex. tinually complaining. The experiment claimed, ic A halter, and be dd to turned out successful ; and it is said that

it was owing to this circumstance the Arabian berry came to be so universally

used and admired for its pleasant refreshing This talented nobleman, when an ad

qualities. vocate, was often in the habit of indulging in pleasantries upon the eccentricities of

EPIGRAM. the heads of the Court. Among the many

(For the Olio.) epigrams that are left of his lordship's writing, is the following little jeu d'esprit;

On the relict of the late Mr. Good it was circulated about the barrister's marrying a gentleman of fortune of the benches, and afforded considerable amuse

name of Better :ment at the expence of Mr. Justice Ashurst, who was remarkable for a long lanky This change has made his widow Better. P. visage, not unlike that which Cervantes sketched as Don Quixote's :

ASTLEY THE EQUESTRIAN. Judge Ashurst, with his lanthorn jaws, Throws light upon the English laws. Astley, the celebrated equestrian, had

an amphitheatre in Dublin, where he often

experienced rough usage from the lower An ambassador from France to Spain, orders, on account of his incessant exin the time of Cervantes, had an interview pressions of ultra-loyalty ; which loyalty, with him, and during the visit, he compli- however, recommended him to the favour mented the author of that inimitable work; of the people in power. Don Quixote, by observing to him the On the convalescence of the King, great reputation he had acquired by pro- George III, in 1789, Lord Buckinghamducing so interesting a work, when he shire celebrated the happy event by a was stopped by Cervantes whispering in splendid display of fire-works on Stephen's

" That had it not been for the Green ; the whole to be conducted by inquisition, I should have made my book Astley: When every thing was duly armuch more interesting.'

ranged, our pyrotechnist set off for the Many of the good things written by castle, to apprise the viceroy; and, on his Cervantes, as well as other authors, are way stationed an artillery soldier on the loșt to us, through the existence of that leads of a house, at the top of Graftonabominable tribunal of religion and igno- street, who was to let off a signal rocket for

One Aonius Palearius was fully the commencement of le feu d'artifice. aware of this, and said, " That the inqui This arrangement was overheard by sition was a poignard aimed at the throat some disloyal wags, who moved down the of literature.” The image is forcible, street after Astley. Having allowed as and the observation just, but the ingenious much time to pass as would suffice for observer was in consequence burnt. him to go to the Castle, probable delays

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CERVANTES.

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THE LAST FEE.

there, and return, out roared one of them to the building you would destroy this in the voice of one in haste, and exactly picture, when, if you conquer us, you will resembling Astley's, the sound being possess the whole town, and by right of pitched to the roof of the mouth, and victory the picture unhurt will be yours; imitating the London cockney dialect, but if you are unable to subdue us, we “Halloo! you 'tilleryman! let auf that desire you to consider whether it is not disthere rocket!"

honourable, because you cannot conquer Away went the rocket, and off went the the Rhodians, to make war upon the defire-works; of which there was not one ceased Protogenes.' Having attentively scintilla remaining by the time the cor listened to the message sent by the amtége arrived from the castle; to the ex- bassador, he considered within himself, treme joy and amusement of the Dublin and resolved to relinquish the siege, and wags; but to the great mortification of spare at once the picture and the town. poor Astley, who stamped and swore like a trooper.

CHARLES DRELINCOURT, M.D. He offered twenty guineas reward for

The following tributary and elegant the discovery of the delinquent; but this stanza is paid to the memory of Charles only made the affair more public, for no Drelincourt, who died in 1697. one would 'peach, and whenever he performed at his theatre, his ears were sure

Mortal! who can better save thy life,

When at Death's ghastly door you lie, to be saluted, from the gallery, with the Than he who, by this holy book, ominous words" Halloo! you 'tillery Is gone to immortality. man! let auf that there rocket!"-Clubs.

The late Dr. B of Bristol, who SINGULAR WILL.

died very rich, coming into the bed-room

of a patient a few minutes after he had The following singular will of William expired, perceived something glittering Hickington, was proved in the Deanery through the clenched fingers of one hand; Court of York, in the year 1789.

he gently opened them, took out the guinea,

and put it into his pocket, observing,
This is my last will,
J insist on it still,

“ This was certainly intended for me !"
So sneer on, and welcome,
And e'en laugh your fill:
I, William Hickington,

By Sheridan in his youthful days,
Barber of Pocksington,
Do give and bequeath

of old to debtors that insolvent died,
As free as I breathe,
To thee, Díary Jaram,

Egypt the rights of sepulture denied ;
The Queen of my haram,

A different trade enlighten'd Christians drive,
My cash and ny cattle,

And charitably bury them alive.
With every chattel,
To have and to hold,
Come beat, or come cold,

When Philip of Macedon defeated the
Saps hindrance or strife,

Athenians in a great battle at Cheronea; (Though thou 'rt not my wife,) As witness my band,

Demosthenes sought safety by flight; and Just here as i stand,

when he was reproached for this disgraceful This twelfth of July,

flight, he promptly replied as follows:--
In the year seventeen seventy.
W. HICKINGTON.

He who fights and runs away,
May live to fight another day.

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EPIGRAM ON

IMPRISONMENT FOR DEBT.

ORIGIN OF THE FOLLOWING COUPLET.

DEMETRIUS AND THE RHODIANS.

DR. LIONEL LOCKYER When Demetrius, the celebrated com Was a noted empiric, and the inventor of mander, attacked the Island of Rhodes, a pill called after his name; he died about and laid siege to the principal and richest the year 1672 The following stanza town in it, he was preparing to attack and epitaph are reminiscences of his cha

racter :and destroy, and consume by fire, some public buildings without the walls of the • The true effigies here you may behold, town, which were protected only by a Of him who, for preventing others ill, slight guard. These buildings contained Hath gain'd a medicine far exceeding gold, the famous picture of Jalysus, the work And known to all the world for Lockyer's pilis." of that illustrious painter Protogenes. HIS EPITAPH RECORDS, THAT Enraged against the Rhodians, he envied "His virtues and his pills were so well known, their possession of so beautiful a work; That envy can't confine them under stone, but the Rhodians sent ambassadors to

But they'll survive his dust, and not expire, Demetrius with this message :-"What is This verse is lost;' his pills embalm him safe,

Till all things else, at the universal fire. the reason,” say they, " that setting fire To future times, without an epitaph."

Diary and

and Chronology.

DATE. DAYS.

DIARY.

DATE.

CORRESPONDING CHRONOLOGY.

Jan. 15. Tues. St. Paul, the first Jan. 15. The life of St. Paul is said to have been written by Hermit.

St. Jerome in 365, who received the account from Sun ris. 53m af. 7

St. Anthony, St. Paul when twenty-two years of - sets 7

age, fled from the persecutions of Decius to a cavern, and was fed the latter part of his life by

a raven, until he was ninety, and then died. Born on this day, B. c. 105, at Arpinum Mar. Tuli.

Cicero, the illustrious Roman Ora tor. This great man was sacrificed by Augustus to the resentment of Marc Antony, to whom his head and

bands were carried in triumph. 1776. Anniversary of the birth of H. R. H. the

Duke of Gloucester. - 16 Wed. St. Marcellus

16 St. Marcellus succeeded Marcellinus in the PonifiPope.

cate, A. D. 308. He was banished by the EmpeSun ris, 52m af 7.

ror Maxentius ; his death happened 17 months sets 8m -4.

after his election to the papal chair. High Water,

1794.-Expired on this day of dropsy, the celebrated 16m af. I morn

historian of Rome, Edward Gibbon, in the 57th 48 l after.

year of his age. 1809.-Died the gallant commander Sir John Moore,

of a wound received under the walls of Corunna. This hero, like the immortal Wolfe drew his last

breath amidst the cheers of victory. 17 Tburs St. Anthony.

17 St. Anthony was Patriarch of Monks. He is said New Moon 0h 24m

to have been born at Coma, near Heraclea, in morn.

Egypt, in 251, and died BT, 105, A. D. 356. He lived the life of a recluse, and founded several monasteries, and is related to have been particu. larly solicitous about animals, regarding all created things worthy of protection, it is said from the time of his death there fell no rain for three years. On this day the blessing of beasts takes

place at the shrine of St. Anthony at Rome. 1746.-The battle of Falkirk, in Scotland, was

fought on this day, when the Pretender beat the

King's troops under General Hawley. 18 Frid. St. Peter, (old

18 This saint is considered to have been the first Ca. 12th Day.)

tholic Bishop ; he is said to have kept the key of sun rises 4y af. 7.

Heaven. Hence many churches dedicated to this - sets lll.

saint have a vane on their steeples. 1776.-Died on this day, Jobn Baskerville, the cele

brated printer and letter founder of Birmingham. The types of Baskerville were famed for the

beauty and sharpness which they possessed. 19 Satur. St. Martha, Ma 19 St. Martha was married to St. Maris, and with ris, Audifax &

their sons, St. Audifax, and Abachum, were put Abachum.

to death by the orders of Aurelian, A. D. 270. 1729. Died on this day, William Congreve the

dramatist and poet, RT 57. 20 SUN, 2nd aft, Epiph. 20 St. Fabian was the nineteenth bishop of Rome : Les, for the DAY

he was chosen to that office in the year 241, and 51 c. Isaiah mo.

suffered martyrdom in the Decian persecution, 153 C. even

1779,-On this day died the famed actor and au. St. Fabian Pope,

thor, David Garrick, at his house in the Adelphi. Sun rises 47m af 7

1790.-Died at Cherson, in Russia on this day, - sets 1344

John Howard, the philanthropist. This generous and humane man was born in the parish of

Hackney, 1726. 21 Mond. St. Agnes.

21 St. Agnes. the patroness of purity, was beheaded at High Water,

the age of 13, by order of Dioclesian, whose cruel 57 m af, 4 morr.

edicts were issued March A. D. 303, 16 5 after

1766.-Expired on this day at Bath, James Quin,

the celebrated player. Quin was the teacher of elocution to George III, for which he had a pen

sion during his life-time. St. Vincent

22 This saint was born at Ossa, in Grenada. He suf22 Tues. Sun rises 44m aft|

fered martyrdom by order of the Emperors Dio7-sets 16 aft 4.

clesian and Maximian, in the year 304, 1651.-Born on this day, the eminent statesman

and philosopher Lord Bacon. 1800.- Died at Hampstead on this day, G. Stevens,

known as the editor and able commentator of Shakspeare's Works,

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SETSHIRE.

JUDGE JEFFREYS.

whule of which may be looked upon as cu

rious memorials, and of sufficient interest The following extracts are from the to warrant our giving them a place within life of Judge Jeffreys, sometime Lord these pages :Chancellor of England, in the reign of

CRUELTY OF JUDGE JEFFREYS IN DORJames II, which we insert, to show as far as such illustration will allow, the infamous conduct of this inhuman judge, and Mr. Battiscomb, a man of very tolerhow justly, he deserved the opprobrium able estate and engaging manner, was so câst upon him by his countrymen in his ill-fated as to become an inmate of Dorown time, as well as at the present hour. chester Gaol, and so ill-advised as to deThe first extract exhibits his barbarous fend the equity of his cause, which had conduct on the western circuit, where his liked to have choked Jeffreys, who fucondemnations were immense. Our next riously ordered him to a place of execuis the severe speech of Lord Delamere tion, there. “ to be hung by the neck till against him for his corrupt character as a he should be dead." All the ladies in Judge, while holding the office of Lord Dorchester were interested in the fate of Chief Justice of the County Palatine of the young man, who, by the way, when Chester. The last is a petition against the judge's fit was over, had offers of life him, when a prisoner in the Tower, after made him on the condition of his betraythe flight of his once great upholder in ini. ing some friends, which he resolutely requity James the Second, from the widows pelled ; and thus, having shut out the and fatherless children in the West of last hope of mercy, had become doubly England, (who had been deprived of their an object of admiration : several girls, husbands and parents by his malignant one especially, went to Jeffreys, and asked tyranny,) desiring that he might be deli- his life, but he is said to have repulsed vered up to them, as a retaliation for the them en brute. There are some lines exwrongs they had received from him; the tant, written upon this unhappy damsei, Vol. I. E

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