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In the third at-" The Lord said unto attempted to be practised on him, and Abraham.” Thus proceeding to the good-naturedly appreciated the feeling end of the law, at the annual feast of Ta- which had induced the first lieutenant bernacles, from which they commenced to make the best appearance he could This custom has been used with advan before the highest officer in the sertage in the established church, except vice. As he successively picked each ing only such parts as are not consi- unlucky wight out of the ranks in which dered canonical with the christian faith. he had been placed, he laughed heartily Were we to take retrospective glances and said, " Ah, Mr. Green, here is anat the doings of our forefathers, we other of your topnien. Take him away, should rarely be at a loss for the deri. I know a sailor by head mark as well vation and usage continued down to as any of you." "If Mr. Green was ourselves, and will descend to posterity, mortified at the ill success of his ruse, applied to the two dispensations. the ship's company were as highly de

Joida. lighted with the unexpected display of

nautical tact in the Duke. The captain Anecdotiana.

of the fore-top, a tall weather-beaten

Cornishman, said to one of his messe NAUTICAL TACT OF THE PRESENT KING. mates, a regular going north country

The following interesting anecdote, lad, “ How his honour twigged Long for which we are indebted to a naval Bill, and the rest of them, and all be friend, illustrates in a very striking cause Master Green would have them manner the good humour and nautical sailors, the lubbers, that don't know a tact of our present most gracious sove weather earing from a bobstay.” “ reign :- It was in the summer of 1810, ay, leave him alone for that, my hearty, to the best of our remembrance, that rejoined his comrade, “I see'd by the his Majesty's ship Naiad, Captain Car- cut of his jib that he know'd a marlin teret, carried into Portsmouth one of spike from a hand saw, for all Master Buonaparte's flat-bottomed


Green's cleverness. I doesn't like no which had been captured by the frigate tricks on travellers." Among his messoff Bonlogne, in the presence of the mates poor Green fared no better. His French emperor. As one of that for top-men continued to be a standing joke midable squadron which had been as long as he remained in the ship, but destined to invade England, her ap- the Duke did not forget the honest lieupearance excited unusual interest. tenant, though he forgave his waggery, Among the persons who visited her was for he pocured his promotion as a caphis Royal Highness the Duke of Cla- tain in the course of a few months. rence, before whom, as a naval commander, the Naiad's ship's company were mustered at their respective divi

FIDELITY. sions. On these occasions the men are In one of the every-day actions of the arranged in classes, according to their Pyrenees, the 28th or 29th of July, 1813, rating as regular seamen or otherwise; I forget which, a French officer who the top-men and forecastle-men taking was very much advanced in front of the precedence of all others, as includ- his men, having fallen desperately ing the best sailors; the landsmen, un- wounded, a young well-looking soldier der the denominations of afterguard and immediately came forward to render waisters, being the lowest in degree. him what assistance he could; some Mr. Green, the first lieutenant, thinking of our soldiers desired him to go to the he might safely presume a little on the rear as a prisoner. Happening to be Duke's want of familiarity with naval near at the time, and hearing the alterdetails, ventured to place five of the cation, I asked him why he did not do best looking landsmen among the re as he was ordered. He replied, he was gular blue-jackets, as a set-off; but it servant to the officer who was woundwould not do: the Duke had not for- ed ; that he and his master were Flemgotten that indescribable something ish, and that he considered it his duty which impresses a distinctive character to stay with him; he then attempted to on a genuine seaman, and to the utter carry him on his back, but the officer confusion of poor Green, he singled out cried piteously: the French were at each of the intruders, and boldly af- this time advancing on us in great firmed which was the truth--that they force, and we were obliged to retire. had never been in a top nor on a yard What became of the officer and his in their lives. He immediately saw the faithful servant, I never could afterdrift of the deception which had been wards learn.

Biary and Chronology.

Monday, July 19. St. Arsenius, anchorite of Siete, d. A D. 419.---High Water 9m aft i Morn-33m aft i After.

July 19, 1795.- Mr. Crosbie, an aronaut, ascended lin a balloon from Dublin, to proceed across the channel, but his balloon fell into the sea, and he narrowly escaped drowning; he was relieved from his perilous situation by a Dunleary barge, and arrived safe at Dublin.

Tuesday, July 20.

St. Margaret.-New Moon, oh 14mn Morning. Our saint, who was the daughter of an idolatrous priest at Antioch, in Syria, was inhumanly put to death by Olybius, the president of the east, about 275, for refusing to abjure the Chris. lian religion. The anniversary of St. Margaret in ancient times was a day celebrated with much festivity, many curious rites being performed thereon. The Star newspaper for June 13, 1820, contained the following sonnet to this saint, written on viewing Raphael's picture of her :

To St. Margaret.
Hail, saint! whose form the pencil yet portrays,

Calling our minds to hallowed times of old,

When pastors grave, to guard their wandering fold
From prowling wolf, that on meek virtue preys,
Gathered their focks on boly ground to graze,

By fountains pure, where sacred waters rolled ;

And when, at eve, the vesper bell had tolled,
Around their hopes the pen of faith did raise,
Inspire me to exhort our faultering race;

To strive with him, thou, martyred virgin, trod.
Then cheer thou, with thy form and tranquil face,

Christ's sheep, awaiting his directing nod,
Who, whylome, held on earth the heavenly mace,
And brought them back to their appeased God.

Wednesday, July 21. st. Arbogastus, Bishop died A.D. 678.-sun rises 3m after 4-sets 5ton after 7. July 21, 1928.--Expired bis grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, Æt, 73. Dr. Sutton “ vas a man of mild but imposing presence. His voice was full and tuneable: his elocution distinct and unaffected; his arguments well weighed; his words well chosen: his manner grave and simple; his learning accurate; his knowledge comprehensive; and his judgment sound.

He spoke fluently and impressively on most subjects, even on those which inight have appeared most averse from his general course of study.

Thursday, July 22. St Vandrille abbot, died A.D. 666. - High Water 14m after 3 Morn-32m after 3 Evening.

July 22, 1826 - Died at the advanced age of so, Joseph Piazzi, the celebrated astronomer. He was born at Ponte, in the Valteline, in 1746, and studied literature under Tiraboschi, and the physico-matbematical sciences under Beccaria, in the Calchi College at Milan; theology and mathematics at Rome, under Fathers Jacquier and Lesner.

He afterwards professed those sciences at Geneva, Malta, Ravenna, and Rome, and became the colleague of Professor Chiaroinonte, afterwards Pope Pius VII,, who never forgot his friend, He was nominated Professor of Mathematics at the University of Palermo, in 1780, and completely re-formed the course of study. In 1797 he visited London; whilst he sojourned here he published a Memoir of the Solar Eclipse of 1758. In 1801 he discovered the planet Ceres, which led to the discovery of the other three Asteriods. of this learned man Delambre used to say, that Astronomy owed more to Piazzi and Maskelyne, than to all other astronomers from Hipparchus downwards

Friday, July 23.

Sun ) ises 5m after 4-sets 54m after 7. July 23, 1588. ORIGIN OF NEWSPAPERS.- It may gratify our national pride, says Mr. Andrews, to be told that we owe to the wisdom of Queen Elizabeth, and the prudence of Burleigh, the circulation of the first genuine newspaper, the "English Mercurie," printed during the time of the Spanish Armada; three of them, Nos, 50, 51, and 54, are preserved still in the British Museum.

Saturday, July 24. St. Kinga, Virgin, A.D. 1292.-High Water 20m after 4 Morning-36m after 4 Afternoon.

July 24, 1756. - Expired George Vertue, a celebrated antiquarian and engraver; he was bora in London in 1984, and buried in the cloisters of Westminster Abbey. Many of the productions of Vertue are of the highest excellence, and even at the present day his portraits will bear com. parison with those of our best artists.

Sunday, July 25.

Lessons for the Day-21 chapter Samuel, morning--24 chapter Samuel, Evening

St. James the Great. Our saint was the first victim singled out by Herod, the son of Herod Antipas, governor of Judea, to receive the crown of martyrdom, when he raised a persecution against the Christians in the year 44. St. James obtained the appellation of Proto-Martyr of the Apostles, from the circumstance of his being the first martyr of the twelve chosen disciples, His festival was instituted in the year 1089, and his emblems are a pilgrim's staff and a gourd bottle.

Our next, in addition to the usual embellishment, will contain a striking like.

ness of Her Most Gracious MAJESTY QUEEN ADELAIDE, with a Memoir; in the same number will also appear,

The Lone Man," The Progress of Science," and No. 3 of Royal Portraits. The paper on Enigmas, by a

Cantab, and the favours of Calebs, shall appear shortly. Vols. 1. to V., illustrated with 139 Original Engravinys, may now be had,

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we'll have you spliced to Will, and

what suore can you wish? So dry your THE SMUGGLER'S LAST TRIP. look-onts, and give us a buss, and then

we're off and back again for good." Will bad promised his Sue, that this trip, if « Yes, father: but don't you see the

well ended, Should coil up bis hopes, and he'd anchor mist rising eastward, and the sun's castashore;

ing an awful kind of unnatural glare When his pockets were lined, wby, his life on it? and don't you hear that long The laws he had troken, he'd never break heavy boom? It bodes no good, and

I'm terribly afraid we'll have a storm soon. I'm too much of a sailor's daugh

ter, not to know soniething about the Cone, cheer up, Lucy, my girl; weather.” that's the fun of piping your tears “Right enough there, lass, but I aboard ? Ha'n't I said it, and when did know 'twill not be worth mindin' afore erer Jack Lawson make false entry in eight bells o the morning, by which his log, in the matter of keeping his time we'll be back. So, good night, and word? Come, belay, woman; you know God bless ye till then.—What! not as well as an Admiralty clerk knows take a buss, Will ?” (turning to a young his A B C, that this is to be my last man by his side.) Why, blow me! if run, and the coast's pretty clear into you don't look now as like a marine as the bargain. The red-coats are some ever I see'd any thing in my born days! twenty miles to the south'ard, and on a When I was a younker, I'd never have wrong scent; we've got a good wind; thought of parting company with a pretmy head is a good chart of this here ty girl without a salute given and taken, coast on both sides, and your namesake but times are altering sadly; more red will carry us across and back again coats than ever. I should not be surBore morn; and by to-morrow's sunset prised but what, in the course of time, VOL. VL E


there'll be no such thing as a free-tra- well as skill, had become owner of the der: but it is one coinfort how so be, 1 Lucy, one of the fastest sailing lugzers shan't live to see it.— There-that's that had ever come off the stocks, and right, lad : take another : odd's un so named after his daughter. Smith lucky

had always been looked upon by the “ And now away to sca right merrily,

old man with a favourable eye, and With every rag now set so cheerily, since Lucy had chosen him for her fuHoist heave, and sail away!"

ture commander through life, he had Of all the pretty maidens of Kent, made him his mate. For a long tiine (and they are not few,) Lucy Lawson his daughter had used all her influence was one of the prettiest. On May-day, with her father to make him give up his who so often chosen queen as Lucy? mode of life, but till the time at which At fairs, her title was acknowledged our story opens, in vain. He had now and undisputed. Happy was he who promised that this should be his last could get her for his companion during trip, and that henceforth he would live the day, and his partner for the dance in at home, and no more tempt the fortune the evening, though at the expence of and the peril of the free-trader. Lucy loading her with ribbons, and all the was dearer to him than all the world : other enchanting articles of rustic fe- her mother had died in giving her birth, male finery, displayed by the itinerant and she was to him all that remained of traders assembled from all parts of the his first and only love. He was proud country, to the grand centre of attrac- of her too, for Lucy was somewhat more tion, Waldershare Fair. Alas, for educated than the rest of her compaWaldershare! The days of thy glory nions, and had even at times tried her are gone! No more will the thought of hand at spinning the yard of a very simthy one day's mirth and frolic gladden ple species of rhyme or ballad, to the and cheer the heart of the lowly cottage great delight of the old man; and now maiden, and the honest and hardy pea- that she had chosen a sailor, and that he sant, through the twelve months' labour

was going to see her happily married, and toil; nor will the pale mechanic, who so well pleased as Lawson? or close-confined shopkeeper, ever more In the greatest glee he took leave of taste the enjoyment of thy verdant lawns his daughter on the present occasion, and noble avenues, enlivened by the and started along the cliff, followed at presence of the young, the happy, and some distance by Will, who had stopthe free! Thy last fair was held years ped to say something which seemed ago. But let that pass. Though Lucy's to interest him and his sweetheart exclaims to beauty were everywhere re- ceedingly, from the close position cognised, you could not have fixed on which it brought them both into. He one single feature to which the term soon came in sight of his boat, which regular might be applied; but there was lay waiting for him in a small bay such a lightness in her step, such glee formed by the projecting of two hea lin the tone of her voice, her hazel eyes lands, while, concealed under the dark were so arch, yet soft, and such a sweet shadow of one of them, lay his far-famed dimple lucked round the corners of her lugger, the Lucy. Being now rejoined lips, so pouting ripe and rosy, as if by Will, the two sailors descended to “suing to be prest," an} half open with the beach, and found the boat waiting a slight smile, displaying teeth beauti- for them, cautiously kept by her skilful fully white--and then she had a coun crew just on the outside of the surf. tenance so glowing with health and A wave of the hand from Lawson, and happiness, and so small and neat a fi- with one stroke of her oars, she ran gure, that it was no wonder she was the her head on the beach, and a few mocause of many a sore heart as well as ments placed her again in deep water, head. Of all her numerous admirers, swiftly cutting her way towards the both seainen and landsmen, Will Smith lugger, propelled by six pair of stout was the successful one. To him all the and willing hands. In a short time others had at last to give way. Will they were all on board, the galley was as open, bold, and manly a young hoisted in, and the Lucy standing gal. fellow, as ever put foot on sali water, lanily across the Channel at the rate and next to Lucy's father, was the best of nine knots an hour. The opposite seaman and smuggler on the coast. coast was reached in safety, her cargo, Lawson was an old tar, who, from the which was ready waiting for her, was time he could first handle a rope to the soon stowed away, and swiftly back time of our story, had been a smuggler, again she came, favoured by the same and now, by dint of great success, as

strong side wind.

A change, however, had taken place double reefed, and has veered a point in the weather. The night had become more to the nor'ard." quite dark, except to the eastward, “By George, this is no joke now!where, on the verge of the horizon, a Take the glass, Will, your eyes are misty red light seemed to be dancing younger than mine, and see what you on the top of the waves, though, from can make of her." “By heaven, Lawthe extreme distance, it could scarcely son, her hull's rising ; she's a king's be told which was sea and which sky. ship, as I am alive-Who the devil Large heavy masses of dark clouds can she be? Strike my tops! but she were coming rapidly up with the wind, sees us now, and here she comes with While every now and then, some smalí a vengeance."_“You're right, you're cloud was detached from the main body, right, boy! We must clap on more but was as soon scattered and dispersed sail, our spars will bear it, but it is by the force of the blast, which was d-d unpleasant to have this here nest rapidly rising. The long heavy swell of sharks flung in our way, when we'd of the sea, which had been prevalent made so sure of having the coast clear. during the fore part of the evening, had All hands, ahoy! Let out another reef now assumed the appearance of arch- in the main, and hoist the foresail.-ing waves, rolling thunderingly on, and Are ye ready there, fore men?'—“Ay, breaking and re-forming every moment. ay!"_" Away with it, then! That's

"I say, Will,” began Lawson, who right, my lads. She's walking a little was holding the tiller, and anxiously faster now, Will. Are we dropping watching the signs of the weather, “ I'm her at all ?"-"No, sir : she's let out blow'd but here's a pretty storm a- another reef in her main, and hoisted brewing. 'Tis coming on so fast, that her gaff with a single one.” “Schooner I'm afraid we'll have to run tó the rigged, then ?"_“Ay, ay, sir."_“We south'ard, and that, I guess, is right must fight, then, Will; and if we've into the teeth of the sharks, and be any luck, we may send one of her masts d-d to them !"-"I can't say as how by the board ; but she's too old I think I like it at all," replied Will, “ 'spe- to have any hope in her yawing. Clear cially as them 'ere gulls are making the deck there, and out with the tomsuch furious sail to the land ; if them pions; we may perhaps make our sixes birds arn't the weather glasses, I'm a rattle in a way she'll like about as land lubber. But as for the matter of much as nine-water grog on a banyan running to the south, why, I think day. Knock the head out of that cask, 'twould be even better to run her right and lash it to the main; there'll be ashore, and take our chance; we may enough of fighting water in't.-Are ye perhaps cheat Davy that way, but, by all ready now, every soul of ye?" the other, 'tis all up with us.

“Ay, ay !"_" Then listen, my lads, “ Belay there with your pipe, you but three chances. First, run, and so

while I speechify a bit. You see we've young imp of the devil,” roared out Lawson to an embryo free-trader, who get clear off; second, tight, and beat was whistling most unconcernedly on

them; third, blow ourselves and them the forecastle,“ or I'll make this

to the devil together. We'll try'em all

rope and your back better acquainted. I in turn, and now lie in, every mother's wonder yon haven't hoisted in more

son of ye, and let not a gun be fired ballast in the article of sense since till I give the word.” you've been to sea than to whistle in a

The schooner was by this time within slorm. A pretty sort of a place you altered her course so, that in a short

a mile of the smugglers, and had now have sarved your time in, and be dd t'ye, not to know better than that."

time she would have run across the

lugger's bows, and brought her whole Ahoy, there aft!” sung out a voice broadside to bear on her ; but Lawson from the bow, where the lugger's look was too old a hand to be caught in out was stationed; "a sail rising sea

that way, and putting the tiller a little ward on the starboard bow !


to starboard, the lucy, in a moment, coming up right afore the wind, under

was running parallel with her foe. reefed tops and a jib.”

“Ha! ha! old boy !" muttered the “ I'm blow'd, Will, if I don't like this smuggler, " too deep for you this tack, about as much as a stripped marine I imagine. He's beginning to speak does the drummer ! Who the devil now, Will, and seriously too." A cloud can she be? Ahoy, there aft!--What of smoke rushed from the schooner's ist now, lad ?"

side, and a whole broadside of her shot “The strange sail's hoisted her main, passed harmlessly over the smuggler,

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