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« welcome to all thou hast wished! For- cried Lieutenant Clavell one day to some getfulness is thine-forgetfulness of misery men, who were doing some part of their and disappointment. There flow the duły ill; when shortly after, a person Waters of Oblivion ; drink then, and be touched him on the shoulder, and turnblessed !”

ing round, he saw the Admiral, who had “ I have thought anew of it,” replied overheard him. “ And pray Clavell, Sadak, “and hate the selfish and coward what would you have done if you had draught."

been Captain ?” “I would have flogged "Fool?” said the Deev,“ ever change them well, Sir," “ No ,you would not ing and uncertain! but now thou didsi Clavell, no you would not,” he replied ; call for death, yet fieddest to behold him I know you better.” He used to tell the near as the sparrow from the eagle. Be- Ship’s Company that he was determined think thee that, hereafter thou wilt wish the youngest midshipman should be and in vain, for these happy waters : the obeyed as implicitly as himself, and that evils of thy life shall haunt thy remem- he would punish with great severity any brance with bitterness unceasing. Then instance to the contrary. When a midthou wilt long for oblivion ; but mortal shipman made a complaint, he would -comes not twice here. Drink, then, and order the man for punishment the next secure peace while it offers.”

day; and in the interval calling the boy Sadak paused-for a moment he waver- down to him, would say,

- In all probaed-It was but for a moment ;. “No!" bility the fault was your's; but whether he answered, “I will not drink! Thanks it were not, I am sure it would go to for thy offer and thy aid, though I wil your heart to see a man old enough to not avail myself of it. I will depart as I be your father, disgraced and punished

on your account; and it will, therefore, “ Depart!” shouted the laughing Deev, give me a good opinion of your dispo" how and when ? Thinkest thou the sition, if, when he is brought out, you boat will bear thee back in safety, who hast ask for his pardon.” When this recominocked its master, and despised his gifts ? mendation, acting as it did like an order, Trifle not! Did I bring thee hither to was complied with, and the lad interceded return with the memory of what thou hast for the prisoner, Captain Collingwood seen-to prate to clay things like thyself would make great apparent difficulty in of the fallen splendour of our race ?-Önce yielding ; but at length would say, inore I bid thee drink.”

* This young gentleman has pleaded so “I will not !” answered Sadak. humanely for you, that, in the hope that

The Deev bent on him a look of dark- you will feel a due gratitude to him for ness and of rage. His colossal figure shook his benevolence, I will for this time ove: with fury, as the mountain heaves and look your offence.” The punishments he swells on the birth of an earthquake, light- substituted for the lash, were of many ening blazed in his eyes, and his voice was kinds, such as watering the grog, and nigh choked as he thundered once more other modes now happily general in the “ Drink ?

Navy. Among the rest was one which Sadak spoke not-moved not.

the men particularly dreaded. “ Then perish!”

ordering any offender to be excluded from The Deev twisted his hand in his vic- his mess, and be employed in every extra tim's hair, raised him from the ground, duty, 60 that he was every moment liable and hurled him far aloft into the air. He to be called upon deck for the meanest rose to a fearful height, then turned and service, amid the laughter and jeers of fell. The Waters of Oblivion received the men and boys. Such an effect had him—they parted and closed again over this upon the sailors; that they have often i adak for ever.

declared that they would prefer having three dozen lashes ; and, to avoid the recurrence of this punishment, the worst

characters never failed to become attenNAVAL DISCIPLINE WITPOUT tive and orderly. How he sought to FLOGGING.

amuse and occupy the attention of the

men appears in some of these letters. LORD COLLINGWOOD.--As his experi- When they were sick, even while he was ence in command and his knowledge of an Admiral, he visited them daily, and the disposition of men increased, his supplied them from his own table ; and abhorrence of corporal punishment grew when they were convalescent, they were daily stronger, and in the latter part of put under the charge of the Lieutenant of his life, more than a year has elapsed the morning watch, and daily brought up without his having resorted to it once. “I to the Admiral, for examination by him. wish I were the Captain for your sakes,” The result of this conduct, was, that the

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sailors considered him, and called him revulsion. As he speke an indescribable their father; and frequently, when he thrilling or tremor crept over my left changed his ship, many of the men were breast—thence down my side—and all seen in tears for his departure. But with I felt an awful consciousness of the all this there was no man who less cour- bodily presence of my heart, till then ted, or to speak more truly, who held in nothing more than it is in a song—a mere more entire contempt, what is ordi- metaphor-so imperceptible are all the narily styled popularity. He was never grand vital workings of the human frame ! known to unbend with the men, while at Now I felt the organ distinctly. There it the same time, he never used any coarse was !-a fleshy core-aye, like that on the or violent language to them himself, or Professor's plate-throbbing away auricle permitted it in others. “ If you do not and ventricle, the valve allowing the know a man's name,” he used to say to gushing blood at so many gallons per the Officers, “ call him sailor, and not minute, and ever prohibiting its return! you-sir, and such other appellations; they The Professor proceeded to enlarge on are offensive and improper.” —Corres. the important office of the great functionary of Lord Collingwood.

and the vital engine seemed to dilate within me, in proportion to the sense of its stupendous responsibility. I seemed nothing

but auricle, and ventricle, and valve. I NO'T HING BUT HEARTS.

had no breath, but only pulsations. Those

who have been present at anatomical disIt must have been the lot of every whist cussions can alone corroborate this feeling, player to observe a phenomenon at the how the part discoursed of, by a surpasscard-table as mysterious as any in nature. ing sympathy and sensibility, cause its I mean the constant recurrence of a certain counterpart to become prominent and alltrump throughout the night—a run upon engrossing to the sense; how a lecture on a particular suit, that sets all the calcula- hearts makes a man seem to himself as all tions of Hoyle and Cocker at defiance. The heart, or one on heads causes a phrenolochance of turning up is equal to the Four gist to conceive he is “ all brain.” Denominations. They should alternate Thus was I absorbed :-my

- bosom's with each other, on the average-whereas lord,” lording over every thing beside. a Heart, perhaps, shall be the last card of By and bye, in lieu of one solitary machine, every deal. King or Queen, Ace or Deuce, I saw before me a congregation of hunstill it is of the same clan. You cut-and dreds of human forcing pumps, all awfully it comes again. “ Nothing but Hearts !", working together—the palpitations of hun

I had looked in by chance at the Royal dreds of auricles and ventricles, the flapInstitution ; a Mr. Professor Pattison, of ping of hundreds of valves !-And anon New York, I believe, was lecturing, and they collapsed—mine the Professor's the subject was—"Nothing but Hearts !” those on the benches-all! all!-into one

Some hundreds of grave, curious, or great auricle—one great ventricle-one scientific personages were ranged on the vast universal heart ! benches of the Theatre;—every one in his The lecture ended. I took up my solemn black. On a table in front of the hat and walked out, but the discourse haunProfessor, stood the specimens; hearts of ted me. I was full of the subject. A all shapes and sizes--man's, woman's, kind of fluttering, which was not to be sheep's, bullock's—on platters or in cloths, cured even by the fresh air, gave me were lying about as familiar as household plainly to understand that my heart was wares. Drawings of hearts, in black or not " in the Highlands,” nor in any blood-red, ( dismal valentines!) hung lady's keeping—but where it ought to be around the fearful walls. Preparations of in my own bosom, and as hard at work as the organ in wax, or bottled, passed cur a parish pump. I plainly felt the bloodrently from hand to hand, from eye to eye, like the carriages on a birth-night, coming and returned to the gloomy table. It was in by the auricle, and going out by the like some solemn Egyptian Inquisition—a ventricle ; and shuddered to fancy what looking into dead men's hearts for their must ensue either way, from any “breakmorals.

ing the line.” Then occurred to me the The Professor began. Each after each danger of little particles absorbed in the he displayed the samples; the words blood, and accumulating to a stoppage at "auricle” and “ ventricle” falling fre- the valve,--the “pumps getting choked," quently on the ear, as he explained how -a suggestion that made me feel rather those « solemn organs” pump in the humar qualmish, and for relief I made a call on breast. He showed, by experiments with Mrs. W

The visit was ill chosen water, the operation of the valves with and mistimed, for the lady in question, by the blood, and the impossibility of its dint of good nature, and a romantic turn


man ;

-principally estimated by her young and when you saw it closely in front, of being female acquaintance,--had acquired the grafted on the face, rather than growing reputation of being “ all heart.” The properly out of it. His person was very phrase had often provoked my mirth, handsome, though terminating in lamebut alas! the description was now over 'ness, and tending to fat and effeminacy; true. Whether nature had formed her in which makes me remember what a hostile that moud, or my own distempered fancy, fair one objected to him, namely, that he I snow not, but there she sate, and looked had little beard, a fault which, on the other the Professor's lecture over again. She was hand, was thought by another lady, not like one of those games alluded to in my hostile, to add to the divinity of his aspect, beginning :-“ Nothing but Hearts !” imberbis Apollo. His lameness was only Her nose turned up. It was a heart and in one foot; the left, and it was so little her mouth led a trump. Her face gave'a visible to casual notice, that as he lounheart—and her cap followed suit. Her ged about a room (which he did in such sleeves puckered and plumped themselves a manner as to screen it) it was hardly into a heart shape-and so did her body. perceivable. But it was a real and even Her pincushion was a heart—the very a sore lameness. Much walking upon it back of her chair was a heart her bosom fevered and hurt it, it was a shrunken foot, was a heart. She was, “all heart” indeed! a little twisted. This defect unquestionaHood's Whims and Oddities. 'bly mortified him exceedingly, and helped

to put sarcasm and misanthropy into his

taste of life. Unfortunately, the usual APPROACH OF EVEN. thoughtlessness of schoolboys made him feel

it bitterly at Harrow. He would wake, The day is nearly spent, and the tir'd plough- and find his leg in a tub of water. The

reader will see (hereafter) how he felt it ; His labour o'er, hath wip'd his sweating brow, whenever it was libelled, and in Italy, the And from his traces loos'd the wearied ox; The careful husbandman pens up his fock:

only time I ever knew it mentioned, he Within the sheep-cot, and the cottager did not like the subject, and hastened to Sits down contented to his coarse made change it. His handsome person so far Hark! thro' the air we hear the shepherd's pipe rendered the misfortune greater, as it pic Woo the calm evenings breeze," whilst he tured to him all the occasions on which

he might have figured in the eyes of comThe approaching dark, as in his ears the bat Hums out the peal of night. Within their palace pany, and doubtless this was a great reaThe burden rested bees count o'er their earnings son, why he had no better address. On the And sing n'er their days labour, or some ben.

other hand, instead of losing him any real

regard or admiration, his lameness gave à Seizes by the wing the lazy, thievish drone; And executes the traitor. The muttering surge

touching character to both.

He had a delicate white hand, of which Just chafes and foams against the sullen shore Venting its grumbling sorrow for some wreck ; he was proud, and he attracted attention While list'ning Neptune strikes his silent tri. to it by rings. He thought a hand of this And checks the hurrying waves.

description almost the only mark remain

The sleepying now-a-days of gentleman, of which echo Listlessly from his low resounding cave, it certainly is not, nor of a lady either; Returns the lover's whisper on the wind, though a coarse one implies handiwork O fair and sportless Even !

He often appeared holding a handkerchief, upon which his jewelled fingers lay imbed

ed, as in a picture. He was as fond of PORTRAIT OF LORD BYRON fine linen, as a Quaker, and had the rem

nant of his hair oiled and trimmed with all "Lord Byron's face was handsome; the anxiety of a Sardanapalus. The visible

character to which this effeminacy gave eminently so in some respects. He had a mouth and a chin fit for Åpollo, and when rise, appears to have indicated itself as I first knew him, there were both lightness early as his travels in the Lerant, where and energy all over his aspect. But his the Grand Signior is said to have taken countenance did not improve with me Lord Byron.

him for a woman in disguise."--Hunt's and there were always some defects in it. The jaw was too big for the upper part: It had all the wilfulness of a despot in it.

THE STEAM ENGINE. The animal predominated over the intellectual part of his head, inasmuch as the 56 THE STEAM ENGINE," says Mr. face altogether was large in proportion to Farey, in his treatise recently published, the skull. The eyes also were set 100 " is an invention highly creditable to near one another; and the nose, though human genius and industry; for it exhihar.dsome in itself, had the appearance, bits the most valuable application of phi



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losophical principles to the arts of life, and spirit of philosophy, he would have been
has produced greater and more general right; for it does not become a man of
changes in the practice of mechanics than genius to 'give up,' even to his country,
. has ever been effected by any one inven what is meant for mankind.' He was
con recorded in history. All other not without some of this spirit ; but un-
inventions appear insignificant when com- doubtedly his greatest dislike of England
pared with the modern steam engine. A was owing to what he had suffered there,
ship, with all her accessaries, and the and to the ill opinion which he thought
extent of knowledge requisite to conduct was entertained of him. It was this that
her through a distant voyage, are most annoyed him in Southey. I believe if he
striking instances of the intellectual power entertained a mean opinion of the talents
of man, and of hisenterprising disposition. of any body, it was of Southey's, and he
The steam engine follows next in the scale had the greatest contempt for his political
of inventions, when considered in refer- conduct (a feeling which is more common
ence to its utility, and as an instance of with men of letters than Mr. Southey fan-
the preserving ingenuity of man to bend .cies) : but he believed that the formal and
the powers of nature to his will, and the foolish composed the vast body of the
employ their energies to supply his real middle orders in England ; with these he
and artificial wants ; but when we consi- looked upon Mr. Southey as in great esti-
der the steam engine as a production of mation; and whatever he did to risk
genius, it must be allowed to take the lead individual good opinion-however he pre-
of all other inventions. The natives of ferred fame and a sensation,' at all
Britain will more readily grant this pre- hazards—he did not like to be thought ill
eminence to the steam engine, from the of by any body of people.—Hunt's Lord
circumstance of its having been invented Byron.
and brought into general use by their
countrymen within a century; and parti-

cularly as it has been one of the princi-
pal means of effecting those great improve-

OBI; OR, THREE FINGERED JACK, THE ments, which have taken place in all our national manufactures within the last Jamaica, in the years 1780 and 1781, he

Famous Negro Robber, was the terror of thirty years :-that amazing increase of productive industry, which has enabled incantations, was the

dread of the Negroes

was an obi-man, and by his professed us to extend our commerce to its present there were also many white people, who magnitude, could never have been effected believed he was possessed of some superwithout the aid of this new power. In fact natural power. He had neither accomthere is every reason to suppose, that if the steam engine had not been brought fought all his battles alone, and either

plices nor associates, he robbed alone; into use, this country, instead of increasing in wealth and prosperity, during the killed his pursuers, or retreated into difficult

fastnesses where none dared to follow him. last century, would have retrograded It was thus that he terrified the Inhabigreatly, because the mines of coals, iron, copper, lead, and tin, which have in alî tants, and set the civil power, and the ages formed so considerable a portion of neighbouring militia at defiance for two the wealth of England, were at the begin

years. ning of the last century nearly exhausted, by Governor Dalling, in a proclamation

At length allured by the rewards offered and worked out to the greatest depths to dated the 12th December, 1789, and by a which it was practicable to draw off the water by acqueducts and simple machi- resolution which followed it of the house of nery; and without the aid of steam Assembly, two Negroes, Quasher and engines it is probable, that fuel, timber, Sams, both of Scots Hall, Maroon Town, and all the common metals, would long search of him.

with a party of their townsmen went in since have become too scarce in England, to have supplied the necessites of a nume

Quasher before he set out on the expedirous population."

tion, got himself christened, and changed
his name to James Reeder. The expedi-

tion commenced, and the whole party crept LORD BYRON'S DISLIKE OF about the woods for three weeks, but in HIS COUNTRY.

vain. Reeder and Sam, tired with this

mode of warfare, resolved on proceeding in He cared nothiny at all for England. search of Jack's retreat, and taking him He disliked the climate; he disliked the by storming it, or perishing in the attempt. manners of the people ; he did not think They took with them a little boy of spirit, hem a bit better than other nations, and and who was a good shot, and then left the tad he entertained all these opinions in a rest of the party. These three had not

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been long separated, before their keen eyes with blood from his wounds; both were disco: ered, by impressions among the covered with gore and gashes. In this state weeds and bushes, that some person must Sam was umpire, and decided the fate of have lately been that way. They softly the battle. He knocked Jack down with followed these impressions, making not a piece of rock.* The little boy soon came the least noise, and soon discovered smoke. up, and with his cutlass they cut off Jack's

They prepared for an encounter, and head and three-fingered hand, which they came upon Jack before he perceived them, carried in triumph to Kingston, and receivhe was roasting plantains by a little fire ed the promised reward. -Percy Anec on the ground at the mouth of a cave. This was a scene in which it was not for ordinary actors to play. Jack's looks were fierce and terrific, he told them he would ON SPENCER The POET. By Brown. kill them. Reeder instead of shooting Jack, replied that obi had no power to hurt him He sung the Heroic Knights of Fairy land, for he was christened, and that his name

In lines so elegant, and with such command, was no longer Quasher. Jack knew Reeder, He had not left Eurydice in hell.

That had the Thracian play'd but half so well, and as if paralysed, let his two guns remain on the ground, and took up only his cutlass. Jack and Reeder had a desperate engagement some years before in the

INFALLIBLE CUREFOR HARD woods, in which conflict Jack lost two

TIMES. fingers, which was the origin of his name: but Jack then beat Reeder, and almost

CALCULATE your income, and be sure Lilled him, with several others who assist- you do not le: your expenses be quite so ed him,

much-lay by some for a rainy day. Jack would easily have beat both Sam and Never follow

fashions—but let the fashions Reeder, who were at first afraid of him, follow you : that is, direct your business but he had prophesied that white obi and expenses by your own judgment, not would get the better of him, and from by the custom of fools, who spend more experience he knew the charm would lose than their income. Never listen to the none of its strength in the hand of Reeder. tales of complainers, who spend their Without further parley, Jack with the breath in crying hard times, and do cutlass in his hand threw himself down a nothing to mend them. Every man may precipice at the back of the cave. Reeder's live within his income, and thereby pregun missed fire, but Sam shot him in the

serve his independence. If a man is shoulder, Reeder like an English bull-dog poor his taxes are small, unless he holds never looked, but with his cutlass in hand

an estate which he cannot pay for, in plunged down head long after Jack. The such case he does not own it, and theredescent was about thirty yards, and almost fore ought to let the owner take it. Indusperpendicular. Both of them had preser« try and economy will for ever triumph ved their cutlasses.

over hard times, and disappoint povertyHere was the stage on which two of the therefore, the general cry,

" we cannot stoutest hearts began their bloody struggle, pay the taxes and live,” is absolutely the little boy, who was ordered to keep back false. out of harms way, now reached the top of the precipice, and during the fight shot Jack in the belly.

TRIBUTARY LINES TO THE MEMORY Sam was crafty, and coolly took'a cir OF EDWIN THE COMEDIAN. cuitous way to get to the field of action, but when he arrived at the spot where it Bere rests his head, and may it rest in peace. commenced, Jack and Reeder had closed May sorrow vanish, and may trouble cease and tumbled together down another preci- Here rests the frolic son of truant mirth, pice, on the side of the mountain, in which View'd him, delighted, with a mother's eye,

That nature smil'd on at his dawning birth : fall they both lost their weapons. Sam And beckoned Edwin from his infancy; descended after them, but he also lost his Whate'er was mirthful to the public gave,

And veil'd his foibles in the silent grave. cutlass among the trees and bushes. When he came up to them, he found that though Braves the high air, an emblem of command

Thus the proud column, by the artist's hand, without weapons, they were not idle. Till, struck by time, its pride is overthrown, Luckily for Reeder, Jack's wounds were And all its beauty in a moment gone. deep and desperate, and Sam came up

No farther seek his praise, or blame to scan,

Or praised or pitied, Edwin was a man. just in time to save him, for Jack had caught him by the throat with a giant's grasp. Reeder was then with his right hand almost cut off, and Jack streaming above, page 1.

* See the embellishment, illustrative of the

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