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streets, which latter are often only five

Anecdotiana. or six feet wide. The Frank quarter is not much crowded, but the other HUMBLE OCCUPATIONS parts absolutely crammed. The cus

Nowhere, says Bourriene, unless it tomary riding is on asses, A servant

were on the field of battle, have I seen goes by the side crying out incessantly, Bonaparte more delighted, than in his “Reglak,, chemalak,” &c. that isa

gardens at Malmaison. During the " Your right leg! your left leg! take early period of the Consulate, we retired eare !” beating the other animals and thither every Saturday evening, staying clearing the way. The difficulty in passing through the narrow streets is, Here the Consul made study give place

over Sunday, and sometimes Monday. chiefly, when a camel comes laden with

a little to walking, overseeing in person corn or fire-wood, filling the whole the improvements which he had orderway.

When two of these animals ed. At first he sometimes visited the meet, the pushing, floundering, and environs, until the report of the police disputing, are beyond description. The dresses at Cairo, are not so va

poisoned his native feelings of security, rious as at Constantinople. The Arab by insinuating fears of royalist partihabit consists of a blue or white shirt, the first four or five days, on getting

zans lying in wait to carry him off. For with red strap, or girth, wide sleeves, possession, he amused himsell, after fastened up above the elbow by cords; breakfast, in calculating the income, which cross over the back; of a kind omitting nothing, not even the care of of under drawers which come down the park, and the price of the vegetato the knees; and of a turban of four bles. He found the whole amount to rolls of white muslin. The shoes are be 8000 francs (£333, 6s. Bd.) of rent. large and of red leather.

“ This is not so bad," were his words, There are two head market days a

“ but, to live here, one would require week, Monday and Friday. We pass- an income of 30,000,” (£1250.) I fell ed on a market day through a court, a-laughing heartily to see him seriously where numbers of negro women were apply to this inquiry. These humble exposed for sale, sitting in the sun, desires were not of long duration.almost naked. They were black, thick

Constable's Miscellany, Vol. 57. lipped, with plaited or matted hair, and seemed qnite insensible to their condition. At the entrance of the ANTIQUITY OF FOREIGN VESSELS STRIKBazaar, there are chains placed across ING THE TOP-SAIL TO THE BRITISH the street, to prevent asses from entering.

The Bazaar itself is a perfect It is affirmed by all who are used to Babel, insufferably crowded. The the seas, as an indisputable fact, that salesman holds up the articles which the law or custom of striking, hath he wishes to sell, as swords, pistols, been very usual to the English nation, pipes, cachmere shawls, jackets, trow- and received for near sers, &c., and pushing his way through as may appear by the following rethe crowd, bawls aloud the price at cord at Hastings in Sussex. which he offers them. The merchants decreed by King John, in the second sit in the shops (which are a kind of year of his reign, with the assent of the stalls without windows) displaying peers: That if the governor or comtheir stock. Those who wish to pur- mander of the king's navy, in his naval chase any thing, take a seat beside the expedition, shall meet any ships whatmerchant, which is the most convenient soever, by sea, either laden or empty, way of observing the noisy and con- that shall refuse to strike their sails at flicting tide perpetually moving on. the command of the king's governor, The beggars are numerous, and very or admiral, or his lieutenant, but make annoying. They seize hold of you, pull resistance against them which belong you, and stroke down your back with to the fleet, that then they are to be most abject importunity. Such revolt- reputed enemies; and that, though the ing pictures of human misery are only masters or owners of the ships shall to be met with in Egypt. Many are alledge afterwards, that the same ships blind, and led about by others.

and goods do belong to the friends Travels in Turkey.

and allies of our lord the king. But that the persons which shall be found in this kind of ships, are to be punished with imprisonment at discretion for their rebellion.


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Wednesday, August 4.
St. Dominic founder of the order of St. Dominic, ad. 1921. -Full Moon, ok 57m After.

August 4, 1347 —THE SURRENDER OF CALAIS to Edward III. took place to-day, after a long resistance. It was upon this memorable occasion that the hate of the fierce Edward was more overcome by the intreaties of his Queen (Phillippal, than by his own generosity; she prevented him punishing the noble Eustache de St. Pierre and five other of the best reputed citizens of Calais, for that Edelity which ought to have secured his warmest esteem.

Thursday, August 5.
St. Afra, &c. Martyrs, A.D. 304.- High Water 15m after 2 Morning-53m after 2 Aftern.

August 4, 1503.- Died Sir Reginald Bray, a man distinguished for his bravery in the field, and for his skill in architecture, of which science he was a complete master; the existing testimonies of his great ability are Henry Vulfth's Chapel in Westminster Abbey, and St. George's Chapel Windsor; the former structure he has the credit of being the draughtsman of, and the latter he was concerned in finishing and perfecting. From these great performances in art, we turn to his feats in arms; passing over the fight in Bosworth Field, where he behaved valorously fur Richard, we come to the battle of Blackbeath, where he was instrumental in taking prisoner the Lord Audley, who bad joined the Cornish rebels, and in suppressing the rebellion; for which services he was rewarded by Henry VII. with the land of the traitorous nobleman. Sir Regi, nald received many other marks of the King's bounty and favour, which he died enjoying. By

historians he is called " the father of his country, a sage and grave person, and a fervent lover of justice, and one who would often admonish the King when he did any thing contrary to jus. tice or equity.”

Friday, August 6.
Transfguration of Our Lord. Sun rises 34m after 6-sets 33m after 7.
The Greek Church instituted this festival about the year 700, but the Latin Church did not
adopt it until 1451, when Pope Calixtus passed a decree for its general observance, to immorta-
lize, as he alleged, the remembrance of the deliverance of Belgrade from the sword of the vie-
torious Mahomet II., who had been compelled to raise the siege of that fortress. Both these
churches still celebrate this memorable event with great solemnity; but the Protestants of Eog-
Vand have discontinued the day as a feast of obligation ever since the Reformation,

August 6, 1829.-Expired at his house at Rolveldan, at the advanced age of 9s, Joba Henry,
Admiral of the Red. Admiral Henry served in the American war under tbe late Earl Howe.
He was also employed at the taking of the French West India Islands by the late Earl St Vin.

Saturday, August 7.
High Water 36m after 3 Morn-56m after 3 Erening.
August 7, 1920 -Died Louis Bernard Etienne Vigee, brother of Madame Le Brun, the pain.
ter, allor of several comedies in verse, and likewise of several pieces of fugitive poetry, in
which he imitated Dorat. He was for some time editor of the Alinanach des Muses.

Sunday, August 8.

Lessons for the Day-18 chapter Kings, 1 1, morn-19 chapter Kings, b. 1, Eren.

t. Hormisdas, Martyrı-Sun rises 30m after 4-sets 29m after 7.
August 8, 1758 - Cherburg was taken, and its pier destroyed by the Englisb this day, His
Majesty's troops had effected a landing, under cover of the frigates and bomb ketches, in the
Bay des Marees, two leagues westward of Cherburg, in the face of a large body of the enemy
prepared to receive him; and, in the evening, Cherburg surrendered at discretion, the enemy
having marched out and abandoned the place on the approach of his Majesty's troops. The
next day lieutenant-general Bligh prepared to destroy the two piers and the basin ai the en-
trance of the harbour. There were about twenty-seven ships in the barbour, and thirty pieces
of brass cannon taken.

Monday, August 9. $t. Fedlemid, Bishop of Ireland, 6th Cent.-High Water 57m aft 4 Mor-18m aft 5 After

August 9, 1179.-Expired at Tours, on his return from the Lateran Council heki at Rome, Roger, Bishop of Worcester, son of Robert, Earl of Gloucester, natural son of Henry 1. This prelate was called one of the lights of England by Pope Alexander IIT., by whom he was great. Ty esteemed. Henry II. despatched him to assure the Pope of his innocence with regard to be murder of Thomas a Becket. The bishop was of an undaupted spirit, for it is recorded that whilst he was celehrating mass at the high altar of St. Peter's Gloucester, one of the great towers fell down with a terrible crash, whilst he continued the service onmoved. He was remarkable for many virtues, and reverenced for his regular life and strict discipline.

Tuesday, August 10. St. Deusdedit, Confessor.- sun rises 33m after 4-sets 26m after 7. August 10, 1792 -The Swiss guaris, who attended Louis Xvith, at Paris, were almost all butcbored in a conflict with the people. The latter, having gained possession of the palace, burst in an immense crowd into the different apartments, and carried off the Queen's jewels, money, and important papers. Upon this occasion, about 3,000 persons lost their lives.

With No. 111, of Saturday, July 31, was published a Supplementa! Sheet,

containing a lemoir of her Majesty Queen ADELAIDE, embellished by a finely executed PORTRAIT.

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the woods in search of the “ quick freshes,” while others proceeded along

shore to find one less objectionable. LEFT BEHIND.

Of the former party was young Lord ;

and whether he was led on by destiny, EARLY in the year 1825, the subject wildness, or want of caution, it so hapof this narrative was, at the age of seven-' pened that he got separated from the teen, by one of the freaks of fortune, rest, and entered quite unconsciously placed on board a ship employed in the into the thickest part of the country. South Sea Fishery. The ship being in Having wandered on in this wild labythe latitude of the Galipagos, a group rinth for nearly two hours, and not of islands situated about two hundred finding any water, nor able to knock miles west of Peru, she directed her down any of the large birds which he course towards them for the purpose of occasionally disturbed, and chased obtaining wood and water ; here they from among the wild furze and thickets, found an American brig which had ar- he began to think of returning,—not rived there, a day or two previous, with apprehending any more difficulty of the same intention. They came to an egress, than he had met with on enteranchor fronting a sandy beach of no ing. very great extent, with high hills, and Being perfectly satisfied in his own lofty woods terminating the prospect; mind that he was proceeding in the dithe inland parts at a little distance rection for the ship, he steadfastly purseemed impracticable, from the great sued the path he had chosen; evening, thickness of the forests. At 2 p. m. a however, began to wrap the forest in a number of hands were despatched on deeper gloom, and only sufficient light shore in the long-boat, but not meeting remained to show him that he had with so desirable a place for water as arrived at a place clothed with some they expected, some of the men entered very fine trees, beyond wliich the woods н


Yol. VI.

grew so thick as to render them com- some kind of animal to sally forth, but pletely impassable. The fact now first he was surprised to see what in reality Hashed upon him, that he had proceeded was neither one nor the other, for a in all probability some miles into the large snake glided out from its concealinterior. Our youth was of a charac- ment, and raised its head “ nimble in ter of much pleasantry and good hu- threats," at his approach. Having got mour, blended with a determined spirit, within range of his stick, he immediateand resolution greatly superior to most ly “rapped” it “o' the coxcomb," — boys of his age; to those qualities, in whereupon it rolled itself up, and after after years, may be attributed his saving a few twists and twirls remained quite the life of a boy who fell overboard stationary, with its forked tongue thrust from one of his Majesty's ships at Ply- out of its mouth. Although he had fastmouth, and the promptitude and activity ed a long time, yet his hunger had not he displayed on another occasion, when as yet become so importunate as not to a sa ilor fell from the fore-yard into the be resisted, otherwise he might have sea, which procured for him the high ventured upon a feed off this reptile; commendation of his superior officers, but his attention was diverted from the with a certificate of the circumstance snake by the conviction of more danfrom his gallant commander. But to gers and difficulties. In this desolate resume,—the certainty of having lost situation night overtook him, and al. himself did not appear to him to be a though the climate of the island, notdiscovery of great importance, and with withstanding its latitude, is generally a buoyancy of spirit, he determined to mild, and the middle of the day pleapass the night in the woods, not doubt- santly warm, yet the mornings and ing that on the morrow he should evenings are rather cold; consequently readily find his way back to the vessel. he had to struggle against both cold and In this comfortable hope, after having hunger, without any apparent remedy. fortified himself with a good drink of the simple circumstance of having met water, from a spring just at hand, he with a snake in the day did not seem of ascended one of the trees; and here, much consequence, but the idea of meetnotwithstanding the loud screaming of ing one in the night, occasioned by his the nightbird, and the continued whoop- hearing those peculiar noises made by ings of innumerable owls, “making them at this period, alarmed his imaginight hideous," worn out by fatigue and nation, and kept up a continual anxiety. watching, he slept till morning. There being some small springs which

It may be imagined that at the first ran meandering through the woods, he glimpse of daybreak, he was not a little was not in want of water, and after imanxious to get out of the wood, an anx- bibing a sufficient quantity, he thought iety increased by his experiencing that it adviseable to lay aside all farther at. uneasy sensation which too long a fasttempts for that day; he therefore asis apt to produce. For some hours he cended a tree, and having eaten some wandered about in the intricacies of of the leaves, which in a degree allethis wild and uninhabited spot, sup- viated his hunger, there he remained ported in the hope, as he advanced, of during the obscurity of a night intensehis toils being near their termination. ly dark, with his spirits “ down at Osten did he listen in breathless atten- Zero," for he now began to fear that the tion to catch the sound of any signal ship should sail without him, and the gun to guide his footsteps, and often did apprehension of such an occurrence he shout in expectation of being heard with all its terrors rushed upon his by those who might have been des- fancy; his situation appeared so hopepatched in search of him. He ascend- less, that he passed a sleepless and desed at intervals any high tree that he ponding night, the same noises being met with in his progress, but found his kept up in the woods, which convinced view constantly intercepted by forests him that many birds of prey existed and elevated bills wooded to their sum

upon the island.

When day began to mits. Hunger now pointed to him the appear, he descended from the tree, and necessity of seeking some means of sub- had not gone many paces when he persistence; he accordingly prepared with ceived a large owl perched, with the his knife a formidable bludgeon, deter- most imperturbable gravity, upon the mined 10 knock on the head, if an op- low bough, with its large eyes intently portunity offered, either biped or quad fixed on him, but as if unconscious of ruped; and scarcely had an hour pass- his appearance. He very quietly aped when he was startled by a rustling proached near enough to testify his joy among the underwood, and he expected at their meeting by instantly knocking

it on the head ; and thus he had the lessness of all succour, should she sail good fortune to provide himself with a before he could arrive at the beach, breakfast.

rendered him desperate, and he rushed Not willing to waste tiine in useless down the mountain, sick, dizzy, and attempts to obtain a fire (for the day faint, his limbs with difficulty performprevious his endeavours had been un- ing their office; he succeeded after availing) he instantly set to work to nearly two hours of fatigue and diffialleviate the cravings of hunger; but culty in reaching the bay where he first from the difficulty of plucking off the landed; but what was his horror on feathers, and the shrivelled and yellow beholding the white sails of the Ameappearance of the skin, he had reason rican brig dwindled to a mere speck to conclude that it had been a tenant upon the horizon. of the island, and had been guilty of Our youth was naturally of an alscreaming and whooping about the most unconquerable spirit, but when forest

, for at least half a century.- this last and only chance had failed Having eaten sufficiently of this car- him, the hopelessness of being rescued, rion, which left his mouth as bitter as shot like an arrow through his heart, wormwood, he set out with a determi- he fell down in agony upon the sand, nation of moving in a right line, which which he grasped in an agitated spasm. could not fail of bringing him to the Here he lay until the day was pretty sea shore at sonje part of the island. far advanced. On recovering a little, Towards evening he was seized with the want of food became insupportable; a most painful sickness, and felt cold he now hobbled along shore in search and disheartened; he had not seen of shell-fish, but was obliged to put up during this day any four-footed animal. with no better repast than what some

The night set in dark and rainy ; and sea-weed and wild shrubs afforded.he took up his quarters at the base of He sheltered himself this night in the a mountain, determined to ascend to the woods which skirted the sea, and in summit in the morning, in the hope of the morning returned to the task of gaining a view of the sea ; but the first procuring subsistence. With this inthing he did was to shelter himself in

tent he walked along the beach, and at one of the low trees which had the a rocky part of the shore he perceived thickest foilage, and which proved, in several seals ; some of them were resome measure, a defence against the posing on the sand, while others lay tempestuous weather which now set upon the rocks. Approaching very in; the rain fell in torrents, and he silently, and selecting one whose head might truly have said, “Here's a night presented a fair mark, he with a few pities neither wise men nor fools!” blows secured his prize. Had he been In this dismal situation he fell asleep; able to have made a fire he possibly and on awakening found himself in a might have dined very sumptuously off very feeble condition, and completely this animal, but as that was impossible wet through. Towards morning the he proceeded to cut it up, and selecting weather cleared up, and he proceeded a piece of the liver, ate it ravenously ; with no very great expedition to climb this he had no sooner done than he was the mountain, for his strength was seized with excessive sickness, which nearly exhausted; after reat exertion affected him so much, that he was oblig he succeeded in gaining the top, and ed to lie upon the sand for a length of with great joy found that it commanded time, completely exhausted. In a short a view of the anchorage; but he also time, however, having refreshed himmade another discovery, which, in its self with some water, he again pursued event, threatened to prove more fatal his path along shore, when by great to this unfortunate youth than all his good fortune he fell in with a turpin* ; former adventures ; the ship to which this he also quickly despatched, and he belonged had put to sea, and the the flesh agreeing with his stomach, reAmerican brig was at that moment novated his strength; he was soon afterloosening her sails. The distance from wards enabled to return to the place the place where he stood to the sea where he had left the seal, which he

was at least three miles; and forth with cut up into long strips, and however rejoiced and gratified he might laying them upon the sand, left them to have been at the sight of the American, the well-known signal warned him • Terrapin, a gigantic species of Tortoise, that not a moment was to be lost in which are in great abundance on the Gallamaking a last effort to hail her before

pagos, and where they attain a larger size

than probably any other part of the world. she got under weigh. The perfect hope- --Ed.


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