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shone so bright and clear was soon to patience to complete his task. The be clouded with forebodings of a cha- clergyman proceeded with the service, racter sufficiently painful to harrow up and ashes to ashes" had scarcely the soul. From sleeping the transition escaped his lips, when the sexton threw to dreaming is natural. It seemed as I down upon the coffin a large lump of drew near the wished-for haven, that clay-it struck upon the plate, the sickness had wasted the strength of her sound was appalling, and thrilled whose smiles had given me energy, and through every nerve !-I thought it whose approbation was a sufficient re would injure the unconscious inmate ward for all my toils and dangers. Then who was now within the confines of I saw her languid frame lying upon the that narrow house, which none shall bed from which she was never more to quit till the trump of the archangel rise,—the hectic flush upon her counte- sounds. Nature had hitherto suffered nance, exhausted by fever, and gasping in silence, wrought up to a pitch of for breath. I heard her attendants desperation, I could restrain my feelwhisper together, and their whispers ings no longer, I stretched out my threatening destruction to my hopes, hand in an agony of weeping, and almost chilled the life-blood at its foun- caught the old quaker gentleman by the tain. Anguish entered into my soul. nose. Awakened by this indecorous Then came the doctor to oxamine his act of his hitherto sleeping companion, patient. He stood at her bed-side de- he cried out in an angry tone, “Friend, claring that art had done its utmost, the when thou hast sufficiently amused disease was gaining strength, the crisis thyself with my nose, I will thank thee had arrived, and that nature, wearied to return it to its proper owner."with the contest, must soon expire.- I was now awake, the phantoms that These expectations were speedily re- had been so terrific in my dream were alized : the hour of dissolution came; now dissipated, and I once more breathed the victim of disease sunk beneath its freely. The coach had arrived at the influence, and the loveliest of mortals, end of its journey, and I parted from the kindest among women, ceased to my companion, whom I had so unconexist. There she lay: she had been sciously offended. Not being altogether lovely in her life, but her former beauty free from apprehension, as my dream was eclipsed by her loveliness in death, had made considerable impression on as if to render the separation more dis- my mind, I hastened home. With a tressing. Her sudden transition from trembling hand I grasped the knocker, life to death did not affect me to the ex. and all my forebodings were at once tent I might have anticipated; the truth dispelled, as Eliza herself, lovely as is, she was not yet removed from my ever, and breathing nothing but love presence—she was still before me! I and affection, stood before me, to welcould again look upon her pallid cheek, come the absent and devoted lover.and take that hand, now cold in death, All was now forgotten, and I soon took that had so often been clasped in mine. sweet revenge on those cherub lips, I could still invoke her name, and ima- that had been so pale, so cold, and gine that sleep had only absorbed her so tormenting, during the continuance faculties for a time,—that she would of my dream. soon return to consciousness, and bless me once more with her smiles, her counsel and her love.

The Note Book. These delusions, however, had but

I will make a prief of it in my Note Book. a transient existence, when they were dispelled by the entrance of the undertaker and his companions, with the

ANIMAL CRIMINALS. coffin that was to inclose her last re A singular judgment awarded in the mains. Then came the preparations beginning of the fifteenth century. for the funeral and the day of interment. (From the Journal de Troye et de la I saw the corpse leave the house, fol- Champagne Meridionale.) lowed by the tears of affection, and Attestation of the Lieutenant of many a longing, lingering look was the Bailiff of Mantes and Meus given as the procession went forward lon, of the expences incurred to the house of prayer. This mournful in the execution of a sow, that ceremony ended, and the funeral train

had deroured a child. approached the grave. There stood the To all to whom these letters shall hoary headed sexton, with his mattock come, Simon de Baudemont, lieutenant in his hand, waiting with manifest im at Meulon, of the noble Jehan, Lord of


Maintenon, knight, chamberlain of our which I have the greater reason to be lord the king, and his bailiff at Man proud of, as a contradiction to the idea les and Meulon, greeting :-Be it known that his Royal Highness is unguarded that in order to execute justice on a in his conversation before women; but sow that had devoured a child, it has so far is this from being the case, his been found necessary to incur the ex conduct was such as few people would pences hereafter mentioned ; that is to believe who were not witnesses of it. say, for expences within the gaol six You will readily believe it has imsols. Item, to the executioner who pressed us with the strongest attachcame from Paris to Meulon, to put the ment to him. I have seen too much of sentence into execution, by the com the world to pin my faith upon the promand of our said lord the bailiff, and fessions of any man; but should our of the king's attorney, fifty-four sols. connexion with the Prince end here, Item, for the carriage that conveyed her we should be most ungrateful not to to execution, six sols. Item, for ropes hold ourselves ever under obligation to tie and haul her up, two sols, eight to him, for the marked attention he deniers. Item, for gloves, twelve de- paid us in all respects. He gave us niers, amounting in the whole to sixty- his picture set in a ring. The infant, nine sols, eight deniers; and the above whose birth 1 hourly expect, is to be we certify to be true by these presents, called “ William Henry,” by the sealed with our seal, and in confirma- Prince's particular desire, if a boy; and tion and approbation of the above, “Augusta" if a girl. His Royal Highsealed also with the seal of the castel- ness is very anxious it should be a boy, lany of Meulon, this 15th day of March, and so are we, on that account. Little 1403. SIMON DE BAUDEMONT. Jane has lost a charming companion

in the Prince, for they were kissing EARLY LIFE OF HIS PRESENT MAJESTY* and quarrelling all day long.

[The following strictly private letter, Antigua, West Indies, MARY S. shewing the amiable manners and dis April, 1789. position of his present Majesty when serving in the Navy more than forty years ago, will be read with interest at

Anecdotiana. the present moment. It was written while his Majesty was in command of the Andromeda, on the West India

It has been said of this author that he station, and was about to return home. In other respects, the letter will explain

was the most unfortunate man that itself.]

ever lived, having buried two wives

and gained three law-suits before he My Dear Madam.-His Royal High

was 30. ness, Prince William, having done me the honour to say he would take charge of my letter, I write a few lines, though

The author of the Henriade used to from my approaching confinement, wri- remark, that he had three kinds of ting is extremely troublesome to me; friends,—the friends whom he loved, and as I am unable to say much, I will the friends about whom he was incontine my subject to great people.- different,- and the friends whom he You will certainly be pleased to hear

detested. that the Prince lived almost wholly with us during his stay in this island, PRAYING SOULS OUT OF PURGATORY. upon the most pleasant and easy terms to us, and often said they were the hap

Cardinal Richelieu used to say, that piest four weeks he had passed in this it would take just as many masses to country. His attachment to us was pray souls out of purgatory as it would most flattering, and exactly of the sort take snow-balls to heat an oven. to be wished by us, expressing in the warmest terms his approbation of my husband's professional conduct; and ANOTHER “ MARCH OF INTELLECT." the utmost respect always accompanied

For the Olio. his attentions towards me; indeed, from no man did I ever receive so much;

“ My Cat has just publish'd her tail,"

Cried a wit, “ have you heard of the news?" “ Oh, no!" answer'd Jack, but I've oft

A specimen had of her mews!• Court Journal.



G. T. E.

Diary and Chronology.

Monday, July 26. SI. Anne, Mother of Our Lady.- Sun rises 1m after 4-sels 17m after 7. This saint was the third daughter of Mathian, a priest, by his wife Mary. She was married to Jonchim io Galilee, and their virtues are highly extolled by St. John Damascen.

July 26, 1680.-- Anniversary of the death of the Earl of Rochester, a celebrated wit, in the profligate court of Charles Il. This licentious nobleman, by a violent love of pleasure, and a disposition to extravagant mirth, involved himself in the deepest sensuality. By a disgraceful course of life, he wore ont an excellent constitution before he attained his thirtieth year. Dr, Barnet, his biographer, says of him, that he lived the lile of a libertine and an atheist, and died the death of a most penitent Christian.

Tuesday, July 27. St. Congall, Abbot in Ireland - Moon's First Quarter, ok 14m Morning. July 27, 1654.-Expired the Rev. T. Galaker This learned man, according to Time's Telescope for 1929, was lecturer of Lincoln's Inn,, and Rector of Rotherhitbe, in Surrey. The following epigram, composed by himself, was discovered among his papers, and which the expe. rienced Christian will well understand:

I thirst for thirstiness; I wees for tears;

Well pleased I am to be displeased thus;
The coly thing I fear is want of fears;

Suspecting, I am not suspicious.
I cannot choose but live, because I die:
And when I am not dead, how glad am I.
Yet, when I am thus gladl for sense of pain,

And careful am lest I should careless he,
Then do I grieve for being glad again,

And fear lest carelessness take care froin me,
Amidst these restless thoughts this rest I find,
For those who rest not here there's rest behind.

Wednesday, July 28.
St Nisarius and Celsus, Martyrs.--High Water 40m after 6 Jorning-5m after ? Aftern.

St. Nizarius was the son of a heathen priest, but his mother was a zealous Christian; Nirarius embraced her faith with great ardour, and preached the gospel in many plac s with a ler. vour and disinterestedness becoming a disciple of the apostles. He was beheaded at Milan, with Celsus, a youth whom he had carried with him to assist him in his travels, about 68.

July 29, 1540.--Anniversary of the decapitation of Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex. He bad been raised from a low station, (being the son of a blacksmith at Putney,) hy Cardinal Wol. sey; and when his unfortunate patron was disgraced, he defended him with such spirit, generosity, and courage, as acquired bimself great hononr. Cromwr!l was accused of herexy am treason; but the real cause of bis losing the favour of Henry VII. was his having been the instrument of that capricious tyrant's marriage with Ann of Cleves; a measure which he imagined would have secured a continuance of his own greatness. Such is often the weakness of human policy !

Thursday, July 29.

*t. Olaus.- sun rises Ith after 1- Bets 45m aften 1. July 29, 1920.-Expired Levin Christian Sandet, a distinguished Danish writer, born at I pzihee, November 13, 1754i. He was the son of a tailor, and this circumstance, added to a weak constitution, was not peculiarly favourable to him; but he obtained the notice of the physician Trapp, and afterwards of Ehlers when at Kiel, where he continued till 1718. lle then became a teacher at the institution at Messau; while in this situation be wrou for several periodical works, and produced a romance that was hovoured with the ap, robation of Wieland. Five years afterwards he went to Copenhagen, where he became tutor in the family of Count * Reventlaa; here he appliel himself to Danish literature, and translated into German many of the best authors-Ewald, Rapbeck, Pram, Baggesen. Wessel, Slorm, &e. Subsequently he wrote some original productions in' Danish, among which is his tragedy of Niels Ebbensen ; Eropolis an opera; and Hospitalet, a comedy: his last publication was a collection of Ancient Danish Ballads and Songs, uodertaken in conjunction with Kunzen ia 1816.

Friday, July 30. High Water 45m after 8 Morn-Bm after 9 Evening. July 30, 1558.-One of the many murderous combats that the streets of Edinburgh were famed for, ie the following: -" On this day, according to Birrel, Sir William Stewart was slain in Blackfriars' Wynd by the Earl of Bothwell, who was the most famed disturber of the public peace in those times The quarrel had arisen on a former occasion on account of some despite iul language used by Sir William, when the fiery Earl vowed the destruction of his enemy in words too shocking to be repeated,' sua therafter rencountering Sir William in ye Blackfriar Wynd, by chance told him he would now

· and with that drew his sword; Sir Wil. liam standing to his defence, and having his back at ye vall, ye Earle made a thrust at him with his raper, and strake him in at the back and out at the belly and killed him.' Ten years thereafter, one Robert Cathcart, who had been with the Earl of Bothwell on this occasion, though it does not appear that he took an active part in the murder, was slain in revenge by William Stewart, son of the deceased, while standing inoffensively at the wall in the bead of Peebles Wynd near the Tron. With this Number is published a SUPPLEMENTAL Sheet, containing a MEMOIR


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MEMOIR OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ADELAIDE. We feel confident that the readers of prove interesting. In every age the the Olio will require of us no apology example of the court has been followed for introducing in our present number by society, from the highest to the the accompanying portrait of the Queen most humble grade. Thus the profiConsort of these realms. An authentic gacy of Charles the Second and his likeness of an illustrious lady, whose favourites gave a tone to the manners public and private virtues are so well of every class of people within the known and appreciated, cannot but reach of its contaminating influence ; Vol. VI.



while the habits and manners of George which time the marriage of the Duke the Third and his Queen afforded a and Duchess of Kent, which had prebright example to their subjects, and viously taken place in Germany, was gave a check to vice and licentiousness. solemnized according to the rites of It cannot but be gratifying to learn the Church of England. Soon after that her Majesty has nominated to the the ceremony, the Duke and Duchess roval household such ladies only as are of Clarence went to Hanover, where well known for their virtue and strict they remained till the spring of 1819. decorum. These situations are now In the month of March that year, her held by females, whose moral excel- Royal Highness was delivered of a lence as wives and mothers are well seven-months child, which expired soon known. It will be unnecessary for after its birth, and was interred in the us to expatiate upon the portrait here Royal vault at Hanover. Shortly after presented to our readers. The coun- her recovery the Duke and Duchess tenance of her Majesty is noble and visited Meiningen, where they spent intellectual, and though it cannot be six weeks, amidst the rejoicings of the pronounced strictly beautiful, it may inhabitants at their coming among with truth be said to possess, that them. In October, 1819, they left Meinwhich Lord Bacon says surpasseth all ingen, on their return to England, and beauty. But our present purpose is to the Duchess, who was again pregnant, give a short memoir of her Majesty, probably owing to the fatigue of the which we have drawn from the most journey, had the misfortune of sufferauthentic sources. Her Majesty is the ing a miscarriage at Dunkirk. After daughter of George Frederic Charles, her recovery the Duke and Duchess Duke of Saxe Cobourg Meiningen, spent six weeks at Walmer Castle, by Louisa Elenora, daughter of Chris- where her health was restored, and tian Albert Louis, Prince of Hohenlohe they spent the winter in London; after Langenburg. Her Majesty was born which they took up their permanent on the 13th of August, 1792, and bap- residence at Bushy. Her Royal Hightized by the naine of Adelaide Louisa ness again gave premature birth to a Theresa Caroline Amelia. In the year Princess, who however appeared likely 1803, her Majesty, having lost her fa- to live, and, at the desire of his late ther, who died at the age of forty-two, Majesty, was baptized Elizabeth; but was with her brother and sister, (the when about three months old it was present Duke of Saxe Meiningen, seized with a fatal illness, and expired and the Duchess of Sase Weimar in a few hours. Within six months Eisenach) left under the guardianship after that event her Royal Highness of her mother the Duchess, who was suffered another miscarriage; and no by her husband's last will appointed change in her Majesty's state has been Regent of the Duchy and guardian to since announced. his children.

The Queen is now only in her thirtyThe excellent Duchess devoted her eighth year, and may yet become the whole attention to the education of her mother of sons and daughters. Her children, and the happiness of the Majesty's health is better than it has people intrusted to her care. The ever been, and though we have no reason Duchy of Meiningen was too insignit- to believe the report lately promulcant to attract the attention of the Em- gated, we know of no cause why it peror of France; it was left indis- should not be so. His Majesty is in turbed, and its little Court uncorrupt- the enjoyment of good health, and of a ed; and its Princesses, when grown sound and vigorous constitution ; he is up, became celebrated for their exem younger at sixty-five than some men plary conduct. Our late excellent are at fifty. The regular and secluded Queen (Charlotte) had long kept her life which he has led for many years, eye upon this virtuous family, whichi, only interrupted by his short official flourishing like an Oasis in the great labours at the Admiralty, and the ansdesert of corrupted Germany, had at- iety and attention with which all his tracted much of her regard and atten- ailments have been watched and countion; and, when she judged it prudent teracted by his intelligent and acute that the Duke of Clarence should domestic physician, have almost enmarry, ongly pressed upon his at- tirely removed the asthmatic attacks to tention the Princess of Meiningen. A which his Majesty was formerly submarriage between the illustrious par- ject, and his constitution has become ties was the result, which took place strengthened and greatly invigorated. at Kew, on the 11th of July, 1818, at Her Majesty Queen Adelaide pos

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