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gentleman commonly thanks the deputation “ My dear sir, for the attention of ibe club, to one so un “There is such a congeniality between worthy as himself, and promises to consider your countenance and mine, that I cannot the matter.

help thinking you and I were destined for It sometimes happens, that several days each other. I am unmarried, and have a elapse, and the “ strange" gentleman thinks considerable fortune in pine-barren land, no more of the club. He has perhaps re- which, with myself, I wish to bestow upon. peatedly looked into his own glass, and won some deserving man; and from seeing you dered what, in the name of sense, the club pass several times by my window, I know could have seen in his face, that should of no one better entitled to both than yourentitle him to the distinction they would self. I am now almost two years beyond confer on him.

my grand climacteric, and am four feet four He is, however, waited upon a second inches in height, rather less in circumfertime by the most respectable members of ence, a little dropsical, have lovely red hair the whole body, with a message from the and a fair complexion, and, if the doctor president, requesting him not to be diffident do not deceive me, I may hold out twenty of his qualifications, and earnestly desiring years longer. My nose is, like yours, rather " that he will not fail to attend the club longer than common; but then to compenthe very next evening—the members will sate, I am universally allowed to have feel themselves highly honoured by the pre charming eyes. They somewhat incline to sence of one whose appearance has already each other, but the sun himself looks obattracted the notice of the whole society.liquely in winter, and cheers the earth with

“ Zounds !” he says to himself on perus his glances. Wait upon me, dear sir, toing the billet, “ what do they mean by morrow evening. teasing me in this manner? I am surely

“ Yours till death, &c. not so ugly,” (walking to his glass,)

“ M. M." to attract the notice of the whole town on “ What does all this mean?” cries the first setting my foot upon the wharf!" ugly gentleman, was ever man tormented

“ Your nose is very long," cries the in this manner! Ugly clubs, ugly women: spokesman of the dep ation. “ Noses,"

imps and fiends, all in combination to says the strange gentleman, are no crite

persecute me, and make my life miserable ! rion of ugliness : it's true, the tip-end of I am to be ugly, it seems, whether I will or mine would form an acute angle with a base line drawn horizontally from my under At this critical juncture, the president of lip; but I defy the whole club to prove, the club, who is the very pink of ugliness that acute angles were ever reckoned ugly, itself, waits upon the strange gentleman, froin the days of Euclid down to this mo and takes him by the hand. “ My dear ment, except by themselves.”

sir,” says he, “ you may as well walk with “ Áh, sir," answers the messenger, “how me to the club as not. Nature has designed liberal has nature been in bestowing upon you for us, and us for you. We are a set you so elegant a pair of lantern jaws! be- of men who have resolution enough to dare lieve me, sir, you will be a lasting honour to be ugly; and have long let the world to the club."

know, that we can pass the evening, and My jaws," says the ugly man in a pet, eat and drink together with as much social are such as nature made them: and glee and real good humour as the handAristotle has asserted, that all her works somest of them. Look into this Dutch are beautiful."

glass, sir, and be convinced that we cannot The conversation ends for the present. do without you.” The deputation leaves the strange gentle “ If it must be so, it must,” cries the man to his reflections, with wishes and ugly gentleman, “ there seems to be no hopes that he will consider further. alternative; I will even do as you say !"

Another fortnight elapses, and the strange It appears from a paper in“The American gentleman, presuming the club have for. Museum " of 1790, that by this mode the gotten him, employs the time in assuming “ugly club" of Charleston has increased, petit-maître airs, and probably makes ad- is increasing, and cannot be diminished vances to young ladies of fortune and According to the last accounts, “ strange beauty. Ai the expiration of this period, gentlemen who do not comply with invitahe receives a letter from a pretended female, tions to join the club in person are elected (contrived by the club;) to the following “honorary" members, and their names purport:

enrolled nolens volens.

P, N.

not."

APRIL.

FROM THE French of Remy BELLEAU.

April! sweet month, the daintiest of all, Fair thee befall:

April! fond hope of fruits that lie In buds of swathing cotton wrapt, There closely lapt

Nursing their tender infancy

Aprill that dost thy yellow, green, and blue, Around thce strew,

When, as thou go'st, the grassy hoor Is with a million flowers depaint, Whose colours quaint

Have diaper'd the meadows o'er

SUMMER DRINKS.

IMPERIAL. Take two gallons of water, two ounces of ginger bruised, and two lemons; boil them together; when lukewarm, pour the whole on a pound and a half of loaf sugar, and two ounces of cream of tartar ; add four table spoonfuls of yeast, and let them work together for six hours; then strain the liquor, and bottle it off in small stone bottles : it will be ready for use in a few hours.

SHERBET. Take nine Seville oranges and three lemons, grate off the yellow from the rinds, and put the raspings into a gallon of water, with three pounds of double refined sugar, and boil it to a candy height; then take it off the fire, and add the pulp of the oranges and lemons; keep stirring it till it be almost cold, then put it in a vessel for use.

LEMON WATER. Put two slices of lemon, thinly pared, into a tea-pot, with a little bit of the peel, and a bit of sugar, or a large spoonful of capillaire, pour in a pint of boiling water, and stop it close for two hours.

GINGER BEER. To four gallons of water, put three pounds of brown sugar, two ounces of gin. ger, one ounce and a half of hops, and about half a pound of forn-root cut small; boil these together till there be about three gallons. To colour it, burn a little sugar and put it in the liquor. Pour it into a vessel when cold, add two table-spoonfuls of barm, and then proceed as with common beer.

Aprill at whose glad coming zephyrs rise With whisper'd sighs,

Then on their light wings brush away, And hang amid the woodlands fresh Their aery mesh,

To tangle Flora on her way~

Aprill it is thy hand that doth unlock, From plain and rock,

Odours and hues, a balmy store, That breathing lie on Nature's breast, So richly blest,

That earth or heaven can ask no more

April! thy blooms, amid the tresses laid
Of my sweet maid,

Adown ner neck and bosom flow;
And in a wild profusion there,
Her shining hair

With them hath blent a golden glow

Aprill the dimpled smiles, the playful grace,
That in the face

Of Cytherea haunt, are tkine :
And thine the breath, that, from the skies,
The deities
Inhale, an offering at thy shrine-

'Tis thou that dost with summons blythe and so?!, High up aloft,

Froin banishment these heralds bring,
These swallows, that along the air
Send swift, and bear

Glad tidings of the merry spring,

CABBAGE, AND TAILORS. The Roman name Brassica came, as is supposed, from“ præséco," because it was cut off from the stalk: it was also called Caulis in Latin, on account of the goodness of its stalks, and from which the English name Cole, Colwort, or Colewort, is derived. The word cabbage, by which all the varieties of this plant are now improperly called, means ihe firm head or ball that is formed by the leaves turning close over each other; from that circumstance we say the cole has cabbaged —From thence arose the cant word applied to tailors, who formerly worked at the private houses of their customers, where they were often accused of cabbaging: which means the rolling up pieces of cloth instead of the list and shreds, which they claim as their due.*

Phillips's Hist, of Cultivated Vi getables.

Aprill the hawthorn and the eglantine,
Purple woodbine,

Streak'd pink, and lily-cup and rose, And thyme, and marjoram, are spreading, Where thou art treading,

And their sweet eyes for thee unclose.

The little nightingale sits singing aye On leafy Spray,

And in her fitful strain doth run A thousand and a thousand changes, With voice that ranges

Through every sweet division

Aprill it is when thou dost come again,

lish; the fashions of dress, and every thing That love is fain

belonging to the kitchen, luxury, and orna. With gentlest breath the fires to wake,

ment, are taken from the French; and to That cover'd up and slumbering lay,

such a degree of exactness, that the names Through many a day,

of animals which serve for the ordinary When winter's chill our veins did slake.

food of men, such as ox, calf, sheep, when Sweet month, thou seest at this jocund prime alive, are called the same in English as in of the spring time,

German; but when they are served up for The hives pour out their Insty young,

the table they change their names, and are And hear'st the yellow bees that ply,

called beef, veal, mutton, after the French." With laden thigh, Murmuring the flow'ry wilds among.

ORGANS. May shall with pomp his

wavy

wealth unfold, His fruits of gold,

For the Table Book.
His fertilizing dews, that swell
In manna on each spike and stem

A few particulars relative to organs, in And like a gem,

addition to those at col. 260, may be inRed honey in the waxen cell.

teresting to musical readers. Who will may praise him, but my voice shall be,

The instrument is of so great antiquity, Sweet month for thee;

that neither the time nor place of invention, Thou that to her do'st owe thy name,

nor the name of the inventor, is identified; Who saw the sea-wave's foamy tide

but that they were used by the Greeks, and Swell and divide,

from them borrowed by the Latins, is geneWhence forth to life and light she came. rally allowed. St. Jerome describes one

that could be heard a mile off; and says,

that there was an organ at Jerusalem, ETYMOLOGY.

which could be heard at the Mount of

Olives. The following are significations of a few

Organs are affirmed to have been first common terms:

introduced into France in the reign of Steward literally means the keeper of Louis I., A. D. 815, and the construction the place; it is compounded of the two old and use of them taught by an Italian priest, words, stede and ward: by the omission of who learned the art at Constantinople. By the first d and e the word steward is some, however, the introduction of them formed. Marshal means one who has the care of Charlemagne, and by others still further.

into that country is carried as far back as horses: in the old Teutonic, mare was syno The earliest mention of an organ, in the nymous with horse, being applied to the

northern histories, is in the annals of the kind; scale signified a servant. Mayor is derived from the Teutonic surnamed Copronymus, sent to Pepin of

year 757, when the emperor Constantine, Meyer, a lover of might.

France, among other rich presents, a“ muSheriff is compounded of the old words sical machine," which the French writers shyre and reve—an officer of the county, describe to have been composed of “ pipes one who hath the overlooking of the shire.

and large tubes of tin," and to have imitaied Yeoman is the Teutonic word gemen, sometimes the “roaring of thunder,” and, corrupted in the spelling, and means a

at others, the “ warbling of a flute." commoner.

Bellarmine alleges, that organs were first Groom signifies one who serves in an

used in churches about 660. According to inferior station. The name of bridegroom Bingham, they were not used till after the was formerly given to the new-married

time of Thomas Aquinas, about A. D. man, because it was customary for him to

1250. Gervas, the monk of Canterbury, wait at table on his bride and friends on

who flourished about 1200, says, they were his wedding day.

in use about a hundred years before his time. If his authority be good, it would

countenance a general opinion, that organs All our words of necessity are derived from the German; our words of luxury and Germany, and England, about the ten' h

were common in the churches of Italy, those used at table, from the French. The

century. sky, the earth, the elements, the names of

March, 1827. animals, household goods, and articles of food, are the same in German as in Eng

P.

• Dutens.

Street Circulars.

No. I.

For the Table Book.

WHISTLING JOE.

PERPLEXING MARRIAGES. At Gwennap, in Cornwall, in March 1823, Miss Sophia Bawden was married to Mr. R. Bawden, both of St. Day. By this marriage, the father became brcther-inlaw to his son ; the mother, mother-in-law to her sister; the mother-in-law of the son, his sister-in-law; the sister of the mother. in-law, her daughter-in-law; the sister of the daughter-in-law, her mother-in-law; the son of the father, brother-in-law to his mother-in-law, and uncle to his brothers and sisters; the wife of the son, sister-inlaw to her father-in-law, and aunt-in-law to her husband; and the offspring of the son and his wife would be grandchildren to their uncle and aunt, and cousins to their father.

He whistles as he goes for want of brrad..

Old books declare,-in Plutus' shade,
Whistling was once a roaring trade, -

Great was the call for nerve and gristle ;
That Charon, with his Styx in view,
Pierced old Phlegethon through and through,

And whist-led in the ferry.whistle

That Polyphem is whistled when
He p-layed the pipe r in a pen,

And sought Ulysses' bark to launch ; That Troy, King Priam had not lost, But for the whistlers that were horsed

Within the horse's wooden paunch.

In an account of Kent, it is related that one Hawood had two daughters by his first wife, of which the eldest was married to John Cashick the son, and the youngest to John Cashick the father. This Cashick the father had a daughter by his first wife, whom old Hawood married, and by her had a son: with the exception of the former wife of old Cashick, all these persons were living at Faversham in February, 1650, and his second wife could say as follows :My father is my son, and | My sister is iny daughter, I'm mother's mother; ! I'm grandmother to my brotber.

Jupiter was a whist-ling wight,
And Juno heard him with delight;

And Boreas was a reedy swain,
Awak'ning Venus from the sea :
But of the Moderns ? Joe is he

That whistles in the streets for gnia.

You wonder as you hear the tone
Sound like a herald in a zone

Distinctly clear, minutely sweet; You list and Joe is dancing, now You laugh, and Joe returns a bow

Returning in the crooked street.

He scrapes a stick across his arm
And knocks his knees, in need, to charmit

Instead of tabor and a fiddle,
Et omne solis,-on his sole!
He, solus omnis, like a pole

Supports his body in the middle.

STEPS RE-TRACED. Catherine ae Medicis made a vow, that if some concerns which she had undertaken terminated successfully, she would send a pilgrim on foot to Jerusalem, and that at every three steps he advanced, he should go one step back.

It was doubtful whether there could be found a man sufficiently strong and patient to walk, and go back one step at every third. A citizen of Verberie, who was a merchant, offered to accomplish the queen's vow most scrupulously, and her majesty promised him an adequate recompense. The queen was well assured by constant inquiries that he fulfilled his engagement with exactness, and on his return, he received a considerable sum of money,

and was enpobled. His coat of arms were a cross and a branch of palm-tree. His descendants preserved the arms; but they degenerated from their nobility, by resuming the commerce which their ancestor quito ted.*

Thus, of the sprites that creep, or beg, With wither'd arm, or wooden leg,

Uncatalogued in Bridewell's missal ; Joe is the fittest for relief, He whistles gladness in his grief,

And hardly earns it for his whistle.

J. R. P.

• Vide Dryden's Cymon,

" He whistled as he went for want of thought." + This word rhymes with lost, to oblige the cockneys.

Like the punning clown in the stocks, that whistled Ooer the wood laddie!

“ Whistle! and I will come to thee, my lore."

• Nouv. Hist. de Duch. de Valois.

Maundy Thursday. Good Friday-Easter.

“ VISITING THE CHURCHES" IN FRANCE. THE THURSDAY BEFORE Good Friday.

On Good Friday the churches are all There are ample particulars of the pre- altars, and the altars themselves are de

dressed up; canopies are placed over the sent usages on this day at the cha royal,

corated with flowers and other ornaments, St. James's, in the Every-Day Book, with

and illuminated with a vast number of wax accounts of celebrations in other coun

candles. In the evening every body of every tries; to these may be added the cere

rank and description goes a round of visits monies at the court of Vienna, recently

to them. The devout kneel down and rerelated by Dr. Bright :“ On the Thursday of this week, which

peat a prayer to themselves in each ; but was the 24th of March, a singular reli

the majority only go to see and be seen

to admire or to criticise the decorations of gious ceremony was celebrated by the

the churches and of each other to settle court. It is known in German catholic which are arranged with the most taste, countries by the name of the Fusswas- which are the most superb. This may be chung, or the washing of the feet.' The

called the feast of caps, for there is scarcely large saloon, in which public court enter

a lady who has not a new cap for the occatainments are given, was fitted up for the

sion. purpose; elevated benches and galleries

Easter Sunday, on the contrary, is the were constructed round the room

for the feast of hats ; for it is no less general for receptiou of the court and strangers ;

the ladies on that day to appear in new hats. in the area, upon two platforms, tables

In the time of the convents, the decoration were spread, at one of which sat twelve of their churches for Passion-week was an men, and at the other twelve women. They object in which the nuns occupied themhad been selected from the oldest and

selves with the greatest eagerness. No most deserving paupers, and were suitably girl dressing for her first ball ever bestowed clothed in black, with handkerchiefs and square collars of white muslin, and girdles best advantage than they bestowed in de

more pains in placing her ornaments to the round their waists.

corating their altars. Some of the churches “The emperor and empress, with the

which we visited looked very well, and archdukes and archduchesses, Leopoldine very showy: but the weather was warm; and Clementine, and their suites, having and as this was the first revival of the all previously attended mass in the royal ceremony since the revolution, the crowd chapel, entered and approached the table

was so great that they were insupportably to the sound of solemn music. The Hun

hot, garian guard followed, in their most splen

A number of Egyptians, who had accom. Jid uniform, with their leopard-skin jackets panied the French army on its evacuation falling from their shoulders, and bearing of Egypt, and were settled at Marseilles, trays of different meats, which the emperor,

were the most eager spectators, as indeed I empress, archdukes, and attendants, placed had observed them to be on all occasions on the table, in three successive courses,

of any particular religious ceremonies being before the poor men and women, who performed. I never saw a more ugly or tasted a little, drank each a glass of wine, dirty-looking set of people than they were and answered a few questions put to them

in general, women as well as men, but they by their sovereigns. The tables were then

seemed fond of dress and ornament. They removed, and the empress and her daugh- had swarthy, dirty-looking complexions, ters the archduchesses, dressed in black, and dark hair; but were not by any means with pages bearing their trains, approached.

to be considered as people of colour. Their Silver bowls were placed beneath the bare

hair, though dark, had no affinity with that feet of the aged women. The grand cham

of the negroes; for it was lank and greasy, berlain, in a humble posture, poured water

not with any disposition to be woolly. upon the feet of each in succession, from a

Most of the women had accompanied golden urn, and the empress wiped them

French officers as chères amies: the Egyptian with a fine napkin she held in her hand.

ladies were indeed said to have had in The emperor performed the same cere

general a great taste for the French offimony on the feet of the men, and the rite concluded amidst the sounds of sacred music."

• Miss Plumptre. VOL. I.-16.

cers.

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