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publican was so rare in Rome, that at her dowry-Lurline my cousin Sabinus, for his honest management of shall be avenged !” So with that that office, had certain images erected the dwarf slipped into the water, and to his commendation, with this super- running along the cavern, came up to scription, Kalos telonesanti-"For the the Dragon quite out of breath. The faithful publican!” Hence publicans monster trailed himself bastily out of his and sinners were synonymous.

shell. “And what now, Master Dwarf ?" It is generally confirmed by ancient quoth ke, very angrily ; “no thorough. historians, that not only the Heathens, fare here, I assure you."

is o Pooh!" said but the Jews themselves, soinetimes be- the Dwarf, are you so stupid that you came publicans. But Tertullian, on the do not want to be avenged upon tbe incontrary thought that all publicans were solent mortal who robbed your treasury, Heathens. Jerome and reason, however, and deserted your mistress. Behold! confuted this. First Matthew, who was a he stands on the rocks of Goar, about to publican, was afterwards an Apostle, receive a bride, who sails along with a and therefore unlikely to have been a dowry, that shall swell thy exhausted Heathen. Secondly, Zacheus, his name coffers; bebold! I say, I will marry the was pure Hebrew, having no affinity lady, and thou shalt have the dower.' with Roman etymon.

Thirdly, the Then the Dragon was exceedingly ground, or principal argument on which pleased—“And how shall it be maTertullian built, was merely erroneous. naged ?" said he, rubbing his claws with Finally, of whatever name, country, or delight. purpose, the tax-gatherers are the real “ Lock thy door, Master Dragon," publicans of the present day; and a answered the Dwart, “and go up to the few may be found, like Sabinus, bonest Gewirre above thee, and lash the waters men and of good report; but how many with thy tail, so that no boat may apare there that exact the last farthing, proach." are Christians in name, Heathens in The Dragon promised to obey, and practice, and at all scacrifices become away went the Dwarf to Lurline. He public and parochial defaulters, in de- found her sitting listlessly in her crystal fiance of sympathetic poverty and lenient chamber, her long hair drooping over law, when themselves are visited in her face, and her eyes bent on the rocky comparison with the oppressed?

floor, heavy with tears, PyLades. ' Arouse thee, cousin,” said the

Dwarf, “thy lover may be yet regained. THE NYMPH OP THE LURLEI Behold he sails along the Rhine with a BERG.-A TALE.

bride he is about to marry; and if thou Concluded from page 228,

wilt ascend the surface of the water, and

sing, with thy sweetest voice, the meloThe morning broke bright and clear— dies he loves, doubtless he will not have the birds sung out the green vires the heart to resist thee, and thou shalt waved merrily on the breeze-and the yet gain the Faithless froin, bis bride." sunlight danced gaily upon the bosom of Lurline started wildly from her seat ; the Rhine. Ruperi and his comrades slie followed the Dwarf up to the Lurlei stood ranged by the rocky land that bor- Berg, and seated herself on a ledge in ders St. Goar to welcome the bride. And the rock. The Dwarf pointed out to her now they heard the trumpets sounding in the boat the glittering casque and far away, and looking adown the river nodding plumes of the Lord of Lorthey saw the feudal streamers of Lor- chausen. “Behold thy lover!” said he, chausen glittering on the tide, as the “but the helmet hides his face. See he sail from which they waved cut its way sits by the bride-he whispers her-be along the waters.

presses her hand. Sing now thy sweetest Then the Dwarf of the Lurlei Berg, song, I beseech thee." startled by the noise of the trumpets, “But who are they on the opposite peeped peevishly out of his little door, bank ?" asked the Water Spirit. and he saw the vessel on the wave, 'Thy lover's vassals only," answered and Rupert on the land ; and at once he the Dwarf. knew, as he was a wise dwarf, what “ Be cheered, child!' said the Chief was to happen. “Ho, ho!” said he to of Lorchausen. “See how the day himself, co not so fast, my young gallant: smiles on us -thy bridegrooın waits thee I have long wanted to marry, myself yonder-even ow I see him toweri What if I get your bride, and what above his comrades." it my good friend the Dragon com “Oh! my father, my heart sinks with jort himself for your fraud by a snap fear!” murmured Unna : “and behold


the frightful Lurlei Berg frowns upon echo from the Lurlei Berg, “For dear us. Thou knowest how Rupert cautioned life's sake, hither!" us to avoid it."

“Yes, hither!" sang once more the “And did we not, my child, because Water Spirit-" hither, O gallant bark ! of that caution, embark yonder at the -as the brooklet to the river--as the mouth of the Whisperback ? Even now bird to the sunny vine-flies the heart our vessel glides towards the opposite to the welcome of love !" shore, and nears not the mountain thy “Thou art avenged !" shouted the weak heart dreadest."

Dwarf, as he now stood visible and At that moment, a wild and most beau- hideous on the Rock. “Lurline, thou tiful music broke tremulously along the art avenged !”. waves; and they saw, sitting on the And from the opposite shore, the Lurlei Berg, a shape fairer than the straining eyes of Rupert beheld the boat shapes of the children of earth. strike suddenly among the shoals—and Hither,” she sang," hither, oh! gal- lo, in the sinoothest wave it reeled once, lant bark! Behold here is thy haven, and vanished beneath for ever! An eddy and thy respite from the waters and the -a rush and the Rhine flowed on with winds. Smooth is the surface of the tide out a sign of man upon its waves. "Lost, around, and the rock hollows its bosom to lost !" cried Rupert, clasping his hands, receive thee. Hither, oh! nuptial band! and five times from the Lurlei Berg The bridals are prepared. Here shall echoed "Lost!" the betrothed gain the bridegroom, and And Rupert the Fearnought left his the bridegroom welcome the bride!" treasures and his castle, and the ruins

The boatien paused, entranced with still moulder to the nightly winds : and the air, the oars fell from their hands – he sought the Sea-kings of the North ; the boat glided on towards the rock. they fitted out a ship for the brave stran

Rupert in dismay and terror heard the ger, and he sailed on a distant cruize. strain and recognized afar the silvery And his name was a name of dread by beauty of the Water Spirit. “Beware,” the sliores on which the fierce beak of he shouted—“ beware—this way sleer bis war-bark descended. And the bards the vessel, nor let it near to the Lurlei rang it forth to their Runic harps over Berg."

the blood-red wine. But at length they Then the Dwarf laughed within him- heard of his deeds no more they traced self, and he took up the sound ere it fell, not his whereabout-a sudden silence and five times across the water, louder enwrapt him--his vessel had gone forth far than the bridegroom's voice, was re on a long voyagemit never returned, nor peated “Near to the Lurlei Berg." was heard of more. But still the undying

At this time by the Gewirre opposite, Water Spirit mourns in her lonely caves the dragon writhed his vast folds, and -and still she fondly believes the Wanfierce and perilous whirled the waters derer will yet return. Often she sits, round.

when the night is hushed, and the stars See, my child," said the Chief of watch over the sleep of earth, upon her Lorchausen,“ how the whirlpool foams desolate rock, and pours forth her meand eddies on the opposite shore- lancholy strains. And yet the fishermen wisely hath Sir Rupert dismissed super- believe that she strives by her song to stition in the presence of real danger ; lure every raft and vessel that seems, to and yon fair figure is doubtless stationed the deluded eyes of her passion, one by his command to direct us how to steer which may contain her lover! from the whirlpool.”

And still, too, when the Huntsinan's “Oh, no, no, my father!” cried Unna, horn sounds over the water-five times clinging to his arm. “ No, yon shape is is the sound echoed from the Rockbut the false aspect of a fiend - I beseech the Dwarf himself may ever and anon be you to put off from the Rock -see, we seen, in the new moon, walking on near-we near-its base!"

the heights of the Lurlei Berg, with a “ Hark-hear ye not five voices telling female form in an antique dress, devoutly us to near it!" answered the Chief; and believed to be the Lady of Lorchausen hefmotioned to the rowers, who required who defrauded of a Knight, has reconno command to avoid the roar of the ciled herself to marriage with a dwarf! Gewirre.

New Mon. Mag. “ Death!” cried Rupert, stamping fiercely on the ground ; " they heed me not !"-and he shouted again, “ Hither,

EPIGRAM-(For the Olio.) for dear life's sake lither?'' And again, An angry man may look as stern as you five times drowning his voice, came the To write as Sterne, you'll find but very few.




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ihat he giveth the floure de lice. WhereDR. Busby.--The doctor having chas- at the king laughed heartily to heare tised some of the boys at Westminster how preuily so byting a taunt (namely School, they resolved to revenge it, proceeding from a king) was so daintily which they effected in the following turned to so pleasant a conceite. manner :--They daubed with dirt the BITTERS. - The following ingredients balustrades of the stairs leading to the are accounted excellent stomachic bitschool-room, which the doctor, being ters, strengthening the digestive organs, infirm, always laid hold of. He was creating an appetite, and giving a demuch incensed at the trick, and on gree of energy to the relaxed muscular reaching the school, offered a reward fibre. of half-a-crown to any boy that would Take infornı him who had a hand in it. The 1. Gentian root . ounce. apprehension of those concerned in it Peruvian bark 1 ounce. may be imagined, when a junior boy Orange peel, dried 2 drachms. rose and said that he would tell, pro


1 drachm. vided the doctor promised not to flog These are enough for two bottles of him : which being agreed to, the lad white wine in which they should be left directly exclaimed-“ You, Sir--you to macerate for fourteen days. had a hand in it!" The doctor re Take warded the boy for his ready wit.

2. Gentian root 2 ounces. MEMORY.-As the magnet, catching Orange peel, dried 1 ounce eagerly each particle of iron, lets golden Smaller cardamoms ounce. sands roll on unheeded by, so memory For a quart of brandy; treated as treasures up our moments of misfortune above. long after those of gaiety and happiness Takeare forgotten.

3. Gentian root 1} ounce. The FAMOUS SAYINGS OF Jemsheed. Orange peel, dried 2 drachms. -The first was, “God has no partner Fresh leinon peel : ounce. in his wisdom; doubt not, therefore, For a pint and a half of boiling water. though thou understandest not." The Let the infusion cool, then s'rain, and second, "Greatness followeth no man add a pint of brandy. In the morning but goeth before him ; and he that or forenoon a wine glassful will be is assiduous shall overtake fortune." found a grateful solace to a stomach deThe third was written, “ Hope is always bilitated from excess of any kind. as much better than fear, as courage is The Highest MountaIN IN Scotsuperior to cowardice." The fourth Land.-Ben Nevis has, till very lately, was, “Seek not so much lo know thine been considered the monarch of Scotenemies as thy friends ; for where one tish mountains, but it now appears, man has fallen by foes, a hundred have from the trigonometrical survey lately been ruined by acquaintances.” The made by order of Government, that he fifth," He that telleih thee that thou art must yield the palın to Ben Macdui, always wrong may be deceived ; but he a mountain in Aberdeenshire, who o'erthat saith thou art always right, is surely tops him by about 20 feet. The height a liar." The sixth," Justice came of Ben Nevis is 4370 feet; of Ben Macfrom God's wisdom, but mercy from his dui, 4390 feet. Thus Ben Macdui is love; therefore, as tho hast not his the loftiest mountain, not only in Scotwisdom, be pitiful to merit his affec- land, but in Great Britain. tion.” The seventh, “ Man is mixed REMARKABLE Heat OP THE EARTH. of virtues and of vices ; love his virtues The German papers contain the folin others, but abhor his vices in thyself." lowing intelligence, dated from the Lake The eighth, “ Seek not for faults, but of Geneva, Aug. 18:-" The extraorsearch diligently for beautjes ; for the dinary heat which has prevailed, almost thorns are easily found after the roses without interruption, for nine weeks, are faded.”

String nf Pearls. has produced phenomena in the counSIR WILLIAM Wise. Having one tries bordering our lake to which there day lente Henry VIII. his signet to is no parallel on record. At Geneva, seale a letter, which having powdered a spontaneous combustion took place eremites on the seale, Why how now, in ihe churchyard of Plain Palais, alWise, quoth the king, what! hast thou though in a rather damp plain (plana lice here ? And, if it like your ma-, palus). The high grass on the graves, jestie, quoth Sir William, a louse is a the cypress, and Ar-trees took fire, and rich coate ; for, by giving the louse, I it was necessary to bring the engines

to extinguish it, which was effected, render at all legible. His lordship but not without difficulty. A more re- scarcely ever closed a sentence. He markable event took place in Savoy, ran them all into one, was full of tau. near the village of Magland (province tology, wandered from his subject into of Faucigny). All at once the alarm- something analagous, then reverted to bell was sounded, not only in the vil- his subject, and at a tangent flew off to lage, but the whole surrounding country, something totally unconnected with it. and in the whole valley, lo summon the His parentheses were as numerous as ịnhabitants with all speed to extinguish Sancho's proverbs, and unless they a dangerous fire, of a kind hitherto un were well managed by the reporter, heard of; for it was not houses, or trees, they often had the ludicrous, or someor heath that was burning, but the roots times the mischievous, effect of making of the trees, two feet under the ground. his lordship say directly the reverse of This strange fire began at Seine (in the what he intended. However the rercommune of Arrache): nothing appear- batim report of his lordship's speech ed on the surface; the furze and bushes appeared in the New Times ; and were untouched, till at once several Laughter, holding both his sides," trees fell, and were then consumed by could scarcely have read it without the fire that burnt from their roots. bursting. His lordship conceived that The people, indeed, felled the wood, some enemy had played him this mauthat the fire might not spread, and vaise plaisantrie. He sent a friend to would willingly have turned up the the editor with bitter complaints: the ground to extinguish the fire that was thing was explained, and the idea of burning the roots ; but, in the terrible verbatim reporting was abandoned. drought, where were they to get water? No speaker, however excellent, is withThis subterraneous fire, therefore, con out tautologies, ellipses, and sentences sumed 250 acres of fine forest. The redundant, deficient, and confused, or fear of the subterraneons fire had such occasionally unintelligible. Here and an effect on the inhabitants, that many there a screw will be loose ; 'the train villages (for instance, Colsane) were of ideas will be lost, and all intended wholly deserted : and as the people order and arrangement will wander from were also afraid of going into the forest, the mind, leaving it for a short time a they remained exposed to the scorching chaos. It is here.that a reporter's art rays of the sun (generally 40° of Reau- is put to the test, to reduce every thing mur) in the naked plain, where the to order, without departing from idenwells began to dry up. This subterra- tity--and it requires a man of intellect, neous fire is doubtless closely connected of superior education, and of tact, to go with the fiames which at the same time along with the speaker, to identify issued from the earth in several places minds with him, and to fix what he has in Lausanne. The rain, which came a thought rather than what he has said, few days ago, and considerably lowered by the context, and a deduction from the temperature, seems to have checked the tenor of the particular division of this fire, though many persons fear that the subject of the speech. The statethe rain was by no means of suffi- ment applies even to such men as Sir ciently long continuance to penetrate Robert Peel, Lord Brougham, Lord 80 deep into the earth as to remove all Grey, Sir Francis Burdett, and all our danger of the fires beginning again on best speakers. Without disparagement the return of hot and dry weather, such to the excellent speeches of Sir Francis, as seems to be setting in."

I may observe, that he puts reporting PARLIAMENTARY REPORTING. - The to a severe trial, for one of his sentences scheme of verbatim reporting has been would fill at least a column without a tried, and met with the failure it merited. full stop, and his parentheses are as When Dr. Stoddard commenced the numerous as the colours of the rainNew Times, one promised improvement bow, and like them run one into the upon the old system of newspapers was other without line of demarcation. verbatim reports of the debates. For

Metrop. this purpose he hired, inter alios, the SINGULAR PHENOMENA IN ANIMAL first short-hand law reporter in London MagneTISM.-A patient in the hospital (Mr. Gurney of course excepled.) It Della Vita, at Bologna, is subject, every happened that the coup d'essai was third day, to violent convulsions, during inade upon á speech of Lord Castle- the continuance of which he loses enreagh, the most confused speaker in the tirely the use of all his senses, and can memory of man and the inost difficult neither hear, see, nor smell; his bands for a reporter to reduce to order, or to also become so firmly clenched that it

would be impossible to open them with- majesty's general, reduced the city after out breaking the fingers. Nevertheless, a niost obstinate resistance, the Scheldt Dr. Ciri, the physician, under whose was shut, and that single circumstance charge he is placed, has discovered that compelled all the industrious inhabithe epigastric region, at about two tants to emigrate. They established fingers-breadth above the navel, re- themselves at Amsterdam, and several ceives all the impressions of the senses, other places in Holland, and soon Antso as to replace them completely. If the werp lost its astonishing prosperity, and patient be spoken to while the finger is the natural advantages of its position, placed on this spot, he gives answers, which were neutralized by the closing and even, on being desired, opens his of the Scheldt. Its decadence was rapid hands of his own accord. If any sub- and inevitable. The towns of Holland, stance or matter is placed there, he can and especially Amsterdam, attained, describe its form and quality, its colour bowever, an extraordinary importance and smell. As long as the finger is an importance which was inerely the kept on the stomach, the convulsion consequence of the disasters of Antwerp, gradually diminishes till it entirely dis- and the emigration of its inhabitants, appears; but if the finger be placed on who transplanted their labour and their the heart, the convulsion returns with industry to cities possessing advantages increased violence, and continues as which had been lost by Antwerp. Hollong as the finger is kept in that posi- land owed the greatest part of its prostion. If a fute be played while the perity during two centuries to this cirfinger is kept on the stomach, the pa,, cumstance, and has now acquired such tient hears the music; but if the finger a mass of convincing proofs of this be taken away, even for an instant, truth, that the freedom of the Scheldt and placed on the heart, and then taken will ruin her, that she prefers making back again to its former position, the any sacrifice rather than subscribing to man asks why they play by intervals, a condition involving inevitable ruin. though the fute has never ceased. When the Emperor of Austria wished These experiments have all been made to restore to his Brabant subjects the in the presence of the professors and freedom of the Scheldt, the Dutch felt students of the hospital.

that it was a question involving the The THREE Fannies.-Miss Fanny preservation or ihe loss of their prosKelly, a woman of original genius, fine perity, and that even their existence taste, strong intellect, and exquisite was compromised. They then firmly sensibility, equal to any part of fashion. determined to repel the pretensions of Miss Fanny Kemble acts nobly, like a

the emperor, and to resist the force poetess, as she is ; and equal to either which the latter had prepared for the of them in all things, and in some su execution of his project. The affair was perior to both, is our own Miss Fanny arranged, the Dutch paid about twenty Jarman, equal to either in power and millions, and the Scheldt "remained pathos, and superior to both in grace, closed until the 16th of May, 1795, the elegance, and beauty. The three are end of the Republic. It is obvious why all as much respected for their virtue in the Dutch wish to keep the Scheldt private life, as they are admired for closed, and if William now display so their genius on the stage; and that lends inuch obstinacy, it is on account of the a charm to their impersonations of such safety of his people ; add to this that characters as Imogen, Desdemona, the natural advantages enjoyed by AntOphelia, and Cordelia, which is felt by werp are such that the produce of the every audience, and for the want of Dutch Indies would sooner arrive at which no accomplishment can compen- Antwerp than at Amsterdam ; and soon sate,

Blac. Mag.

the latter city, now so flourishing, would

experience the fate which Antwerp was ANTWERP. -- This city, under the Spanish domination, was, of all the subjected to at the end of the 16th cencities of the world, that of which the would be reduced with a disinal rapidity.

tury, and the prosperity of Holland comulerce was most extensive ; nowhere was its wealth, its power, or its resources, then equalled. Antwerp EPIGRAM-A WISH FOR SMOKING. was, indeed, the entrepot for all the

(FOR THE OLIO.) inerchandise of the universe ; and the

Wie in bed to rest resign'd, ships of all regions and of all countries

The wind blows fast and loud : 1 cast achor there. When Alexander

I wish that I were like the wind, Farnese, Duke of Parma, his catholic

I'd rise and blow a cloud.


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