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which, that appeared to take pleasure finding me in an empty barn in my in raising levers, had the mechanical childhood, pulling a rope slang cross a assurance, while I was stooping and beam, and a clog of wood fastened to examining the fetlock, to catch me by its end, with a parcel of latten bells to the jacket and lift me off the ground, to equipoise the exertion and make a the horror of uncle and aunt and the jingle. When I made progress in the man that brought his valuable ricious science of ringing, and began to choose property here. Fortunately, a carter for myself, I disobliged my father and that entered the penthouse at the nick uncles by tramping to the metropolis ; of time, laid the butt end of his whip and, by lodging at a bell-hanger's, instanter across the biter's knees, and I found my way into the society of some was released.

of the most scientific in hand-bell and After this, I returned home, com- steeple ringing. But my deficiency here menced using the gouge, the axe, and was obvious and humiliating for many the lathe, and peacefully pursued my years, though I practised without interfather's business. But during these mission, and could raise the heaviest changes I did not omit an unwearied tenor somewhat easily. I loved the assiduity to the belfry's movements.- science-my heart was in it. 1. loved My first efforts, however, long ere this, the melody--my spirit adored it. I calwere called into action, by assisting the culated the alternations with delight. sexton in tolling for service or any Like the artificial characters in algebra, other occasion. By his leave, I was per- I resolved numbers by 'mental applicamitted to go up the belfry ladder, forty tion, and mixed in the clubs of ringers feet high, and to ascend the second lad- with rapture. At length the sweet der, into the “divine presence of the clapper of a belle woke my heart to the bells." In cne of these flights, while tender passion. but a boy, and Aights of fancy they I married the daughter of a ringer might be called, my doom was nearly who had been one of ihe leaders of the sealed. None but myself knew that I college youths, College Hill. Year after was up in the tower among the bells, year, 1 rung muffled peals for brethren when the peal begun. I heard the ropes --feu de joie for victories—for festivals, on the qui vire, saw the wheels gently weddings, and coronations : for peace, moving and inducing the bells to swing; anniversaries, and prizes : drank many with more address than instant fear, i healths and happiness in the belfry, squeezed myself into the crevice of light and I led off in the muffled peal for the in the tower window. The first bell celebrated Isaac Bond at Sutton. swung close every turn within a hair's A ringer's life, it is but too true, vabreadth of me. Had I moved but my ries like the changes of the bells, subshadow, I must have been beaten to servient to his will. While he imparts atoms. The tower rocked like a cradle. tones of feeling to others, he is rarely In this situation I remained, dead to recompensed for his study and time. sound, yet without half apprehension of This was my case, but I could not give my imminent danger, for a full hour. in for all that. My wife and children, After the rising bells bad sel-what a sometimes, pealed in my ears for supsuspension !-ihey rested but a minute, port-I launched forth in the service, and I gladly perceived the peal was and how could I retract it? I passed ringing down. This ended, 'I leaped through the evolutions with praise that from the cranny, and descending the bells are heirs to. Now I am an old ladder, found my feet safe on the stone decrepit man, niy sons succeed to my floor at the bottom, but the door locked. harmonies and pleasures, satisfied to By knocking it loudly, the sexton rose bear the discords; and I am content to from a grave he was digging by the fill the place of Sexton, by creeping up porch, and almost doubled if I were a and down the dark stairs in the church spectre, or the bodily form of Ezekiel. of St. M-n, in the Strand, till all of life By his starting back and his wild gaze be over with me.

J.R.P. he feared the living more than the dead. Years succeeded to this event; and the

AN UNFORTUNATE SCHOOL-MASTER. muffled sounds for a ringer's funeral I opened a school, and I married a wife, delighted me exquisitely. So far from Bui soon found that both were the plagues of being discouraged, I resolved to be a

My scholars paid nothing, my wife was a scold, ringer.

So I shutup ihe school, and the furniture sold; My father's love of ringing was too

But to quit plague the second, in vain I en

deavourgreat for his success in business; and

The law of the land says she's mine, and for that I was equally unfit, he proved by

my life:


SONG WRITERS AND SONG- favourably instanced out of the mag. SINGERS OF CHRISTMAS TIDE. nitude of the compositions current and

patronised. But, generally speaking, THOSE' heralds of Christmas, the pretty, silly' verses, are put into singcarollers of the streets have made their song meirical version, for a pretty acdebut in the usual minor key,

tress to shine through the variations of The first good joy that Mary had,

a play. The copyright is secured ;-it 1.It was the joy of une

makes its way into the shop windows, with the antistrophe,

reaches the boudoir- it is rehearsed on

the keys in the circle of kindness; and God rest you merry gentlemen.'

the operator, after eulogising the talent We are not displeased with these pre- of a Cawse, or a Waylett, gives speci. monitory stanzas, for they remind us

mens of imitations, inimitably pathetic. tirst, that the old year' is passing the But, we would not be understood as boundary of Time; secondly, that we undervaluing any efforts made in be. must set our domestic comforts in order half of willingness to please, for this for the reception of friends, and regue is a practical principle of philosophy ; late our visiting cards so as not to dis

we merely deprecate the encouragement appoint, or clash, like vehicles meeting given by persons interested in recomunexpectedly in a lane, and be obliged mending nonsense miscalled poetry; to retrograde, thereby losing the forea and pity, the blindness of parents, or lock of opportunity, and, consequently, reprehend the craft of fatery in others, the pleasures derivable from it; and

who knowing better, sit for hours beThirdly, that a new year' will ap- daubing the tyro, fixing her to her mu. proach, almost before we are prepared sie stool, misleading her little knowto enter over the threshold of Janua- ledge, and after an evening's display, rius, to offer our thanksgiving in be settling her in the belief she has aitaincoming salutations. But, as we may ed to the perfection of a public perfall into the presence of those lightfootformer. Well, if such will persist in ed, sprightly-hearted, and sweet-voiced this indomitable practice through the young folks,' who aspire to greater season of toast and ale'

mince pretensions in musical science than pies'—- brawn, and the dainties conThose whom we have noticed in the pro

cocted, emulative of the house wife's legomena, we cannot avoid intimating, superior skill to make the 'lords of that the prevailing taste of song-wri- the creation' happy-we are induced to ting is any thing but calculated to offer them a couple, or rather, duet of unile good fellowship, produce a fine moral example, or to make us love taste of the season and its patrons. The

terses, consonant with the style and each other with more ardour, or cement first is said to be composed for, or by, a the vibrations of friendship into closer young lady, and will chime with any harmony. Nine-tenths of the verses modern tune. It is characteristic of the adapted to notes are sheer nonsense ; tone which is now assumed in the copot containing sentiment, feeling, pre- teries of fashionable life, and, of course, cept, humour, or seasonable applica- very worthy of being recited and sung. tion. When Dibdin's songs were in vogue, and when Moore's melodies

I KNOW TIS HE. were dogs '-eared on the pianoforte I know 'tis he-the gallant youth, stand, the heart derived at least a portion of cheering response to sound.

His single eye was cock'd with truth, Nothing proved the good effect of this

I know him by his martial nose, more strongly than the untiring repeti His waist and seedy hat; tion they elicited, and the popularity

Mamma may scoli-Papa oppose

I'll love him more for that. they acquired by their dwelling in the mind and living in the utterance. A

None other gwain few fastidious creatures - pitiable crea

Would knock with such address; tures ! - cavilled at the frankness of

His impudence is sure to gain

My most sincere caress! Dibdin's airs, and pronounced Moore's “My Beau Mamma!'— Papa ? my Beau!' sweetly poetic effusions as being like

Come round the garden plat; some of the songs of Solomon-sick

We'll take good care of that. with love.' Bul, in what modern piece does there exist that fervour, which The second, if not a parody on some constitutes the essential of words in- of our popular airs, deserves to rank corporated with the essential of tones ? in the saine line, as it might be supMany exceptions we confess might be posed to have emanated from the pen

Pass'd as I sat at tea;

And fired direct at me.

I know 'tis he!

Old folks must not our secrets know,


of a clerk or Smithfield salesman. It BIOGRAPHICAL ACCOUNT *OP runs thug

MOHAMMED ALEE PASHA.! I saw at the Ponltry stand, Thefrathers picking round her;

MOHAMMED ALEE was born in the She grasped a turkey in her hand,

year of the Hegira 1182 (1769), at CaAnd with a goose I found her; The pheasants hy leir heels were hong,

valla (Co walab), a small town of kou'! The stripes exposed their bills,

melia, where his father was an officer And every time of yame sbe sung,

in the troops of the governor. Although $he praised their native bills.

his education wes entirely neglected, I watch'd her fingers skin the hares, The Hampshire rabbits draw;

he gave proofs at an early age of a She thou, ht not of the many snares

subtle and penetrating genius, an active • Which caught them, spite of law.

imagination, and an enterprising disa My heart was stared ; but then, I reared If I confessd its thrills,

position, which appeared to presage at 1 should be picker, and plucked, and

that time the lofty destinies be has been I reared

called to ful6l. In his youth he had Far from my, native h-ills,

occasion to give a proof of his courage Having sufficiently strummed over and prudence, in recalling to their duty the specimens, we return to anticipate the inhabitants of a village which had their effect ; and trust that the Waits revolted against the authorities of Cawill shew them up to the ears of our valla. This action gained for hin the young.citizens and their romantic la confidence of the chiefs and the attachdies, con amane,--and during the mid- inent of a lady, whom he afterirards night perambulations,

married, and by whom he had three Though discords make rough music' in the sons, Ismail, Toussoum, and Ibrahim.

A particular circumstance placed him Mirth will succeed, and concord crown the at the head of a body of 300 men, whom spheres.


the district of Cavalla sent to’Egypt, by

order of the Grand Signor, against the TE SOLDIER'S LAST FAREWELL

French, on their taking possession of For the Olio.

that country. Scarcely had he joined He has sighed his farewell, he has shed his ed himself by the bravery of ois con

the Ottoman army, when he distinguishlast tear, On the land where his infancy flourished; duct, of which he gave successive proofs He bes gazed for the last time, on all that was in the different actions in which he was Ou all that his fond hopes had nourished.

engaged with the republican troops. Yet he did not regret the lost pleasures of

I shall not follow Mohammed Alee in youth

his military career: I hasten to that moThe hopes that so early were blighted : For well he remembered, that founded on

ment when, after having passed through truth

every rank-after having inet with all Had been all that his fancy delighted. the vicissitudes incident to the profesHe has gone-but ah! not to that feverishsion of arms-after having been alterclime

nately blamed and rewarded by his suWhere the sun's scorching rays shall molest him;

periors, he was chosen governor of Wiren oft, as be listened, the loud pealing Egypt, by a deputation of shekhs, on the chime

14th of March, 1805. The country was With remembrance of hone bad depressed then a prey to all the horrors of intes

him. No more shall his breast, by the nightbreeze tine divisions, fomented by a number of be fanned,

tyrants, known by the name of beys, or Nor with transports of ecstasy burn;

memlooks. He thwarted their schemes For he's hartened away to that far distant land,

of opposition ; and two months after From whence he can never return.

his election (the 9th July, 1805) he was Ne'er again shall he roam a sad pilgrim on recognised by the Sublime Porte as earth,

Pasha of Egypt. Nor undauntedly brave the rude billow : The English observed with displea. Bet calmly he rests in the land of his birth, O'ershadowed by cypress and willow.

sure that tranquillity was about to be How oft lias he taultering whispered farewell, re-establish, by the energy of a single - When the tempest of fate bade us sever : But 'tis pase - he has gone-'twas the last veled, and whose commotions daily

man, in a country which they had coparong knell, And now, he has sighed it for ever.

afforded a new stimulus to their

pretensions. They declared openly against

the government of Mohammed Alee, FORTITUDE. Fortitude, like a needle, points its course,

whose plans overthrew their longAnd, unsubdued, maintains a victor's force.

cherished hopes. The British ambassador at Constantinople demanded his





Lit. Gas.


remowal; and the agents of the cabinet imitate their customs, and is constantly of London excited new commotions. blaming the grandees of his court for Their efforts succeeded with the Porte, their mistaken notions of them. The which gave orders to Mohammed Aleé expression of his countenance is gay to quit his pashalic, and take posses- and open, and his eye is full of fire. sion of that of Salonica ; but he con- Constantly agitated, he sleeps but little, trived to gain time by divers pretexts, and seldom enjoys sound repose; and until his services decided the Grand during the night two women watch alSignor to leave in Egypt the only man ternately at his bed-side, to arrange the who was capable of governing it at coverings he constantly throws off in such a critical moment, and of preserve his sleep. On making an acquaintance, ing it for the Ottoman empire.

he is communicative and curious, parThe defeat of the English at Rosetta, ticularly in every thing that relates to at the time of their unsuccessful expedi- Europe. In short, as an individual be tion in 1807, and their expulsion from possesses several estimable qualities :

Egypt, the annihilation of the memlooks, he is a good father, a faithful friend• the wars against the Wahabees, and the temperate and regular in his habits.

conquests of the Hedjaz, Cordofan, and Such is Mohammed Alee. But if some Sennar, were, at a later period, so many of the features of this sketch are daily claips to the increase of favour and losing their exact resemblance, we must esteem he enjoyed from the sultan. His attribute this change to inexorable age, ambition has alone prevented him from which seems to augment in rigour as it maintaining it. He is persuaded that weighs upon him. he has conquered Egypt by the power of his sabre, and is resolved to keep EASTERN ANTIQUITIES. possession of it, and to transmit it to his beirs'; in short, he intends to found a new dynasty.

A Buddhist Temple recently brought Mohainmed Alee unites with consi- from Ceylon, is exhibited in the Strand, derable courage the art of commanding; and it gives a perfeet idea to our coun{ he is endowed with a subtle genius and trymen of Deification. Buddha, a co

uncommon perspicacity: nor is he un- lossal idol of no idean stature, was the acquainted with all the machinery of object of fervent idolatrous devotion. policy and diplomacy, or the means of its removal to this country, we believe, using it with address. Indefatigable and

was effected by private means not altoremarkable for his perseverance, which gether agreeably with the wishes of its enabled him to learn to read and write idolators, who paid for their prostraat the age of forty-five; the restless dis- tions and genuflections in the presence position of an ambitious man, who is of this carved and gilded figure. As resolved on gaining a name at any price, there are various periods of probation is visible in all his conduct. Headstrong to the idol in the interior, so the roof even to violence, he wants not however and walls are decorated with approa certain share of humanity. He has priate descriptions; and, in addition taken from the grandees the odious pri- to these are models in wood, of trades, vilege of putting to death without a trial. professions, and processions, worthy Ile has welcomed to his court a great the perusal of the curious in eastern number of subjects who had revolted workmanship. from the Porte, where he treats them honourably, and whom he would never WALTER VIVIAN, THE CORNISH consent to give up; and during the re

SMUGGLER. volution of Greece, he took under his

Continued from page 319. protection those Greeks who happened to be in Egypt, kept them in his employ, Faint and constrained as was his and granted them an increase of favour. voice, it disturbed the patient, and An enthusiastic friend to innovations, attracted the attendant; and when he he adopts them with avidity, and fre- arose in consequence of the interrupquently without previous examination ; tion, he was so weak and paralysed, so that he has founded several schools, that he fell prostrate on the floor. But by whose failure his amour propre has he speedily recovered himself, and rebeen greatly mortified.

sumed his position by the bedside.He is moreover affable, and has an Visitor, physician, nurse, he heeded easy and prepossessing manner. Void not. From Tracy's bedside be stirred of prejudices, he knows how to appre- not. His food was that of his danghciale European nations, affects even to ter, the tepid gruel that tempered her

buruing thirst. lle changed not his he discoursed with on the high cliff, raïment, he shaved not his 'beard, he and in the sequestered dell-when the bathed not his face, he stretched not rain pelted its leaves, when the sunhis limbs; he saw no one, he beard beam gleamed on its pages. When nothing, he spoke not, but he frequent- night fell, and the village was asleep, ly bent his head to his knees, as if in the circle of the aberrations was more the attitude of deep and overpowering extended. At the dead hour, when the devotion. No groan, no tear, no con owl on the turret, the ripple of the wavulsive throb escaped him.' His fea- ter on the beach, or the loud wave on tures were fixed, firm, immovable.- the shore, alone disturbed the silence Tracy was speechless-he was silent; of the village, he might be seen wanthe daylight "was obscured-his mind dering forth, apparelled as we have was dark, strange, and unfathomable. described, and bearing the small lanThe neighbours wept, the nurse sob- tern in his hand. He would then as"bed, the clergyman knelt and prayed, cend the hills, stray over the moors, he alone was impervious to the common and here and there, at accustomed spots, emotions. At length, the gentle spi. kneel down and lift up his voice in rit of his beloved child fled from its prayer on the winds of the night. As exhausted tenement, the whisper if the grave had sent him forth, he preof the attendants was neard-—" she is ferred, even at these dark hours, the no more."

most lonely and unfrequented places, Walter Vivian started up; he drew in order that the Deity alone should aside the curtain of the bed, and kissed hear and witness his adorations. For the scarce cold lips of the departed more than thirty years has he followed angel. He then shook hands cordially this aberrant and melancholy life, his with the few persons present, and pro- health sustaining no injury from the ceeded to auother apartment. He dews which fall on him, or the bleak washed himself, dressed himself, gave winds that chill bim. On these wilds, orders for her funeral; and when the habit has made him acquainted with day came, followed in her mourning every step of the way with every - train, apparently the least moved of its sheer-path - every tor-every glenmany attendants.

He listened to the every cliff. Day has dawned upon ..solemn service, as a mere spectator ; he him when seated on the steep far above saw the cold earth heaped upon the re the sea-the moon has gone down and mains of Tracy; he was the last that left bim at his devotions at the base of left the churchyard; and be walked some high rock-the stars alone and home, erect, unchanged in feature, and his glimmering lantern have lighted seemingly as one who had been but him over crags scarcely passable in the official leader in the ceremony. the broad sun: and when the fisher

From that day no human being, ex man, with the first ray of the morning, cept the old nurse, did he permit to en- has been going forth to his toil, he has ter his house. His door was shut been met returning to his fireless home, upon the nearest of his relations. He drenched in the rain, sometimes robed seemed a man of a different race, of a in the hoar-frost, often covered with distinct species, from those who dwelt snow, bearing still unquenched the around him. Like a bird that has fickering lamp, its gleam scarcely per. been robbed of its young, he moved ceptible in the bolder blaze of the round, but never wandered far from dawn. He still lives and still pursues the spot where he had been a happy the same wild devotional excursions.parent. The youth of the village Ninety years have passed over his head, gazed upon him with a feeling of awe and- yei Walter Vivian is as hale as the old looked on with compassion-' when his Tracy died. Her grave he the simple maiden wept when she still visits ; her humble tombstone is thought of the beautiful Tracy-no one nearly sunk in the earth; the green addressed him-lo no one did he speak. grass half covers it; yet is it as fresh In the morning he might be seen in the to the memory of the parent as if it had churchyard, at mid-day slowly straying been placed but yesterday over his. on the beach, at all hours, when in his child. cottage, he might be heard at his devo We have not coloured a single fact tions. All seasons were the same to -such a story requires no colouring. him. In,storm, in rain, in sunshine, Walter Vivian-or rather the person *in summer and winter, he might be whom we have represented by this found in his accustomed walks, his name-is still alive io attest the truth only companion a pocket Bible, which of his own wild tale.

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