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forced to employ exceedingly tortured Poor Croudace had also died immeand injured ; nay, in carrying one man diately after reaching the hospital, out of the ditch they very frequently whither he had been carried when he kicked or trode upon several others, was shot. Thus I lost two of my most whom to touch was like death to them, particular and intimate acquaintances, and which produced the most agonis- from both of whom I had received many ing cries imaginable. I remember at acts of kindness and friendship. They this time Colonel (the late Sir Neil) will long live in my memory. Cary Campbell passed out at the breach, was buried next day behind our tents, and, as he had formerly been a captain one of the officers (iny other messmate) in our regiment, inany of the poor fel- reading the funeral service. I cannot lows who lay there knew him, and be- help adverting to some of the scenes seeched him in the most piteous man- which I wilnessed in the ditch, while ner to have them removed. He came employed there as above noticed. One to me, and urged upon me in the stronge of the first strange sights that attracted est manner to use every exertion to our notice was soon after our arrival. get the poor fellows away. This evin- An officer with yellow facings came ced he had a feeling heart: but he was out of the town with a frail fair one not probably aware, that for that very leaning on his arm, and carrying in purpose both ny commanding officer her other hand a cage with a bird in and myself had been labouring for it; and she tripped it over the bodies hours ; but it soon began to grow ex- of the dead and dying with all the ease cessively hot, and what with the toil and indifference of a person moving in and the heat of the sun, and the very a ball-room,-no more concern being unpleasant effuvia which now arose evinced by either of them, than if nofrom the numerous dead and wounded, thing extraordinary had occurred. It we were both compelled, about mid- was really lamentable to see such an day, to desist from our distressing utter absence of all right feeling. Soon though gratifying labours. It was now after this the men began to come out between twelve and one o'clock, and with their plunder. Some of them had though we had a great many removed, dressed themselves in priests' or friars' a much greater number lay groaning in garments,—some appeared in female the ditch ; but our strength was ex. dresses, as nuns, &c.; and, in short, hausted, for he was lame, and unable all the whimsical and fantastical figures to move much, and I had been obliged almost imaginable were to be seen to assist in carrying many myself, the coming reeling out of the town, for by drunken scoundrels whom we had this time they were nearly all drunk. pressed into the service seldom making I penetrated no farther into the town more than one or two trips till they dea that day than to a house a little beyond serted us.

But my lamented friend the breach, where I had deposited the and messmate, poor Cary, was still to wounded ; but I saw enough in this search for; and, after a considerable short trip to disgust me with the doings time, he was found beneath one of the in Badajos at this time. I learnt that ladders by which they had descended no house, church, or convent, was held into the ditch. He was shot through sacred by the infuriated and now un. the head, and I doubt not received his governable soldiery; but that priests death-wound on the ladder, from which or nuns, and common people, all sharin all probability he fell. He ed alike, and that any who shewed the stripped completely naked, save a flan- least resistance were instantly sacri. nel waistcoat, which he wore next his ficed to their fury. They had a meskin. I had him taken up and placed thod of firing through the lock of any upon a shutter, (he still breathed a door that happened to be shut against little, though quite insensible,) and them, which almost invariably had the carried him to the camp. A sergeant effect of forcing it open; and such and some men, whom we had pressed scenes were witnessed in the streets as to carry him, were so drunk that they baffle description. One man of our let him fall off from their shoulders, first battalion, I am told, had got a hogsand his body fell with great force to the head of brandy into the streets, and, ground. I shuddered, but poor Cary, getting his iness-tin, and filling it from I believe, was past all feeling, or the the cask, and seating himself astride fall would have greatly injured him. like Bacchus, swore that every person We laid him in bed in his tent, but it who came past should drink, be he who was not long ere my kind, esteemed, he may. His commanding officer hapo and lamented friend breathed his last. pened to be one who came that way,


and he was compelled to take the tin Mary loves coffee with a zest,

This is another crime: and drink, for had he refused, it is not

“ Mary, you thfool! you nose you drink improbable the wretch would have

A pailful at a time." shot him, for his rifle was loaded by

Me drink a pailful, father ?"_" Ay! bis side, and the soldiers had by this You nose you do, you thfool I” time become quite past all control. An

“Oh ! father, say not so !"_“You do!

And contradicts by rule. other, who had been fortunate to ob

“ And who is dat from London comes, tain a considerable quantity of dou

To keep me up so long?bloons, put them in his haversack,

A very nice young man!”-“ Not he ! and was making his way out of the You thfool! he'll lead you wrong." town, but was induced, before he left “ Dear father! sure, he means no harm." it, to drink more than he could carry.

“ Better I nose den dat; He laid him down somewhere to take a

Mary, you thfool I he mean no goot!

I nose!-He vears vite bat. nap, and awoke soon after without

" And, he de trav'ller! vot is HE? even his shoes, and not only were the

You thfool! Is he your own ? donbloons gone, but all his own neces He mean no goot, and fain vould take saries also. In short, a thousand of You, like himselfs, to town." the most tragi-comical spectacles that Thus Mary and her frectious sire can possibly be imagined, might be

Pass through their scenes in strife;

Whoever courts, he means no good, witnessed in this devoted city. The

And single she's for life.

J. officers did all they could to repress Northampton. these outrages, but the soldiers were now so completely dispersed, that one

Fine Arts. quarter of them could not be found ;

POETRY AND PAINTING. and indeed the only benefit almost that the officers could render was, by each Finden's Illustrations of Lord Byron's placing himself in a house, which ge

Works ; and Finden's Gallery of the nerally secured it from being broken

Graces, with Poetical Illustrations open and plandered. The different

by T. K. Herrey. Tilt.

The two illustrated works are linked camps of our army were for several days after, more like rag-fairs than together in our notice, as emanating military encampments, such quantities

from the kindred arts of painting and of wearing-apparel of all kinds were

poesy. The first work has reached the disposing of by one set of plunderers Mr. Murray is till ed, as it were, into

tenth part; and by the fostering aid of to the other.

publicity, giving the poet's thoughts

illustration, and proving the excellence MARY AND HER SIRE-A TRUE TALE. of the artists so eminently employed.-FOR THB OLIO.

Beautiful as are Finden's “ Gallery of the Graces,

" their exhibition is deThere lives a curious foreigner,

cidedly enhanced by the poetic descripAn Anglicised old churl; His daughter Mary is his pride,

tions, to a degree of refinement seldom Aod passion-hearted girl.

met with even in the tenderest verses ; Wonder not, youths, that pass the door,

and which, moulded in Mr. T. Hervey's View Mary's roseate charms ;

mind, are graceful divinities, for whom And every sleepish languish caught we may truly say--On lui a commis la Begets the sire's alarms.

garde de cette galerie.
Among the many breasts that sigh,

Young Mobbs, a merry wight,
Loiters with Mary when the dusk

Intimations of New Books.
Grows evening into night.

The Georgian Era. Vol. II.
Her father does not brook the stealth
Which Cupid loves to keep:

This is a very useful and excellent
Mary's hard by the threshold's porch; work, well condensed, and containing
Within, her sire's asleep.

a mass of highly interesting matter, Rising in yawns and fev'rish dreams, suitable for the general reader, and

The hour of bed-time near ;
The sire shuts shop, calls Mary in,

valuable as a book of reference for To chastise her career.

the library; the printing and general Mobbs, laughing in his sleeve, delays appearance of the work reflect great The flutt'ring girl each night;

credit upon the proprietors.
The father's ire provok'd, declaims

The Life of a Sailor.
Against this merry wight.

The gallant captain is no ordinary
In broken accents, such as these,

man to have passed through a life, by He vents his nightly wrath :“ Mary! you tbfool! dat Mopps no goot!

sea and land, affected by vicissitudes A viper in your path !"

the most perilous. Though he shews

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no mercy 'to the busy bodies in the CHARLES MATHEWS AND THE West Indies, whom he opposes might LATE GEORGE COOKE. and main on account of their evangelising and abolishing propensities, yet Matthews had been playing Beau he betrays a uniform and a kind feeling Mordecai in Macklin's Love a la for the many sufferers in his hazardous Mode, a part he much mis-represented. warfare. To the readers who are the story of Cooke's exhibiting the hungry for excitement—that can delight passions to him on this occasion, over in the rapacious gripes of sharks, and their punch, is old, but the denouement venture into a narrative replete with which Mathews said had been forhorror and despair--the “ Life of a gotten, he now supplied. Cooke havSailor" will be marvellously acceptable. ing called for punch till his landlady The Ghost Hunter and his family.

refused to let him have any more, As the progenies of ghost hunters proceeded: are very numerous, the author of the

Mistress Burns! Do you hear Mis“ O'Hara Tales" will, doubtless, fur

tress Burns?' 6 Indeed and I do, nish a monthly treat of romance, highly Mister Cooke.'— Bring me another acceptable to the palate.

jug of whisky-punch, Mistress Burns !"

Indeed and I wont, Mister Cooke!' The People's Almanack. - You won't?'Indeed and indeed Twopenny worth of useful knowledge so I wont.'_ Do you hear that, Misin a condensed sheet, for 1833.

tress Burns ?' (smashing the jug on the Italian Exile in England.

floor.)- Indeed and I do, and you'll The Count Pecchio must indeed have be sorry for it to-morrow.' - He then been an exile to have known so little regularly took the chairs, one by one, of the real character of English people and broke them on the floor, immediduring his residence in this country. ately over Mrs. Burns head, after every Using a homely expression, he has crash saying, ' Do you hear that, Misrun his head against every post” in

tress Burns?' and she as regularly his way, and misrepresented our cus- answering 'Indeed and I do, Mister toms, manners, and amusements. The Cooke.' He next opened the window fair sex are libelled, the medias res and threw the looking-glass into the in society raised above measure, and a

street. • I stood,' continued Mathews, tone of brag is given where the naked in a state of stupid amazeinent during truth would have been more to the pur- the scene, but now attempted to make pose. When this “ Count Fathom” my escape, edging towards the door, described the des vins de liqueurs of and making a long stride to gain the our ladies, we presume, he was not garret stairs. Come back, sir, where aware they overcharged his noddle with are you going?' — To bed, sir.'bumpers of their very best cherry To bed, sir! What sir! desert ine! bounce.

I command you, to remain, on your The Lauread. (Book the First.)

allegiance! Desert me in time of war! We augur that the author of Caven. Traitor!' I now determined to make dish will not prove the adage of resistance; and feeling pot-valiant, making many books there is no end,"

» looked big, and boldly answered, 'I since so many works of this satiric de- will not be commanded! I will go to scription have “ fallen, like Lucifer, bed!! - Aba!' cried the madman, in never to rise again.' This last and his highest key. "Aha! do you rebel? worst of the Juvenals bears few marks Caitįff! wretch ! murderer!' He adof lineal descent, and displays no con

vanced upon me, and I shrank to nosiderable powers in using the lash. As thing before his flashing eye! Mur. bribery thrives in spite of electoral en

derer!' and he seized me by the colactments, and escapes detection, so does lar with Herculean grip, You will the back that ought to smart for its ab- go? I will send you to the place you stract vices shrink away from punish- are fittest for! Murderer, I will drag ment; and the “ Lauread” is not equal you to your doom! I'll give you up to check the race of vice, in which to fate. Come along, caitiff!' and he villains grin, while wounded virtue dragged me to the open window, voci.

ferating, Watch ! watch ! murder ! murder ! in his highest and loudest

key. Immediately the rattles were I'd rather get a draught of beer

heard approaching in all directions, Than catch a draught of wind : That runs my weary heart to cheer,

and a crowd instantly collected. He But this my grave to find.

continued vociferating,

• Watch !




watch! murder !' until the rattles and think of your gums ! Do you feel not exclamations of the watchmen almost a sensation of tickling, as it were, at drowned his stentorian voice. the root of your teeth, or of coldness at What's the matter?-who's kilt?-- the top, as if the air was already pene. who's murdered ?-where's the mur. trating through the breaches of time or derer ?!_Silence!' screamed Cooke, disease? This is the toothach. This • hear me!' All became hushed.- sensation will increase, till it ends in Then holding me up to the window, torture and despair. Then you will the raving tragedian audibly addressed inquire for the doctor, but the doctor the crowd:- In the name of Charles will not hear ; then you will intrust Macklin, I charge this culprit, Charles the operation to some miserable quack Mathews, with the most foul, cruel, who will break your jaws in pieces ; deliberate, and unnatural murder of or, if you endure in silence, the pain the unfortunate Jew, Beau Mordecai, will produce fever--fever will bring in the farce of Love a la Mode.' Then on madness- and madness terminate pulling down the window, he cried, in death!” His eloquence was irresist

Now go to bed, you booby! go to ible; in ten minutes every soul of us bed! go to bed! go to bed!'

had the toothach. Several sofferers Dunlap's Hist. of Amer. Theatre. rushed forward at the same instant

to crave relief. One of them, a fineA FRENCH DENTIST.

looking fellow, gained the race ; but

not 'till he had broken from the arms of His equipage was not an uncommon à peasant girl, who, having either less one in France for this class of of artists. faith or more philosophy, implored him He drove into the middle of the press to consider, in the first place, whether in a handsome open carriage, with a he had really the toothach. Grimly servant in livery behind, alternately smiled the doctor when the head of the blowing a trumpet, beating a drum, and patient was fairly between his knees ; exclaiming, “ Room for the celebrated and ruefully did the latter gaze up from doctor!" The horse was then dismis- the helpless position into his execuged, the carriage converted at once tioner's face. We all looked with open into a stage and a shop, and the great mouths and in dead silence upon the man commenced his harangue. He scene, all except the young gir), who, expatiated on the grandeur and im- with averted head, awaited, pale, tremportance of the art of tooth drawing bling, and in tears, the event. The on his own unrivalled skill, renowned doctor examined the unfortunate mouth throughout all Europe-on the infatua- and adjusted his instrument to the tion of those unhappy beings who de- tooth which it was his pleasure to exlayed even for a single instant to take tract. The crowd set their teeth, grinadvantage of an opportunity thus offer- ned horribly, and a waited the wrench; ed to them by Providence. He flourish- but the operator, withdrawing his hand, ed his iron instrument in the air, com recommenced the lecture with greater paring it to the rod of Aaron; he liken- unction than ever. A second time was ed the listeners themselves to a crowd this unmerciful reprieve granted, of infidels of old, gathering about an aloud. We could stand no more; we apostle, and, struggling sinfully, not were already in a paroxysm of the toothonly against his word, but in spite of ach; and feeling a strange fascination their own teeth. “ Alas! my friends," creeping over us as

we looked upon said he, “ when I shall have turned the glittering steel, we fairly took to my back, you will repent in dust and our heels, and fled from the spot. ashes; but repentance will then be too

Wanderings by the Loire, late. You fancy you have not the toothach! Poor creatures ! my bosom bleeds THE SCARLET WITCH. for you! In your culpable ignorance

Continued from page 373. you believe that no one is unwell who is not in an agony of pain. You ima “Are you the man,” said Diana, con. gine that pain is the disease, whereas fronting Jenkins as he came up to her, it is only one of the symptoms ; and 66 who wished me, for his own sake, to yet I see by the faces of many of you leave my native country! Nay, are Í may say of most of you-that you have you capable of guiding me aright, Capnot only the toothach, but the sympto- tain Jenkins, if I take your arm along matic twinge. This is the case with this bank ?" you, and you, and you, and more than “I understand you, young lady." you. Tell me, am I not correct? Only "Those cups, sir, shall be forgiven,

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even though you more than half ex us to any shore which you shall name ; pected to see me here to- night ; but on and there, for your sake, give her up This condition,—that you use not one for ever to my sulky lieutenants.” phrase of nautical jargon during our “I can scarcely hear you, Jenkins : present interview, which must be a that wind might blow out the very very serious one. Prithee, now, affect stars. Will you state your plan not that same bluntness."

again ?" “ I shall be blunt enough, at least, " I shall but say in general, lady, Diana Clement, to bid you not be that so soon as you are on board our whimsical and capricious, but listen ship, the compass of your inclination to me aright. It is you that have made shall” – me what I am at present; and, if I “ A forfeit! a forfeit!” interrupted know myself at all, it is you, Diana, Diana ; " that garnish is too low and that can lead me back to better things." professional by half. Yet go on-nay,

“ I will not speak or promise rashly, I myself shall go on. So here is a Mr. Jenkins. For some purpose, you young gentleman of the name of Jenhave traced me to this part of the coun- kins, who is not ashamed to style him. try. Now, though I spoke of going self a lawless buccaneer-moreover, with you tó-morrow, I must yet hear whilst he knows not the profession; your purpose more distinctly. If you who acknowledges that his subordinates think my present caution no bad pledge are sulky (for a little bye-sailing on of my sincerity, tell me, in the first this coast, I presume); and yet, despite

place, what you are, and what is this of all this, he has the effrontery to incommission of yours.”

vite me on board his ship, as if it were “Need I remind you, Miss Clement, my best alternative !" that I had robbed my father of immense “ Ha! here is Diana of the Ephesums, all for your sake ; and that, after sians, and I must make for her the silyou had promised to embark with me, ver shrines !” said Jenkins, with a bityou allowed that fellow Douglas tó ter smile. “By my soul, then !” concome betwixt us ?''

tinued he, grasping the lady's arm, and “ He shall be within reach of your whispering in her ear, it is thy wisest revenge ere long; nay, this very night. course, Diana Clement." Proceed!”

“ Hów mean you, sir ?" “For my good old father's sake, and “ Because the lady in question once for the sake of another one, I had not knew a French refugee physician, who the heart to sail then, as I intended. besides pharmacy and freethinking, That father was still willing to take taught her the art of stealing diamonds back his only son. Let Miss Clement - because a hundred jewellers would answer for that other one in the same this moment give a great price for her style, and say that she is ready to go detection. If I judge thee, madam, an with me to-night.”

uncommon spirit, and as high above “Let me remind you, Jenkins, of affectation as the starry ship of heaven the point proposed,—this commission is above that sooty coal-boat docked of yours.”

before us in the sand, why should I « Well, then, thou most beautiful mince the matter ?" infanta, suppose the shark to be one of “Why do you stand off, my dear my father's ships, and that somehow I Jenkins ?” hoarsely whispered Diana, have contrived to man her with my own her countenance flaming, and her whole fellows, and to become myself their frame shuddering under rigid spasms. captain."

“Give me that pistol from thy belt, "A literal pirate, I presume you and I will shoot thee through the head mean !”

and the heart, thou eternal caitiff!" By my soul! yes; and I shall “Do you take my proposals, young soon find a fitter ship ; there are thou- lady? Or shall I turn recreant from sands on the ocean for the winning. I my ship, and hunt thy life?" have a friend, a pirate in the Greek “ This is a night of unparalleled seas,

who has invited me thither." sincerity, Mr. Jenkins, and therefore I “Your scheme, now, excellent cap- shall unfold myself a little farther to tain, so far as I am concerned ?" you. I am not, sir, as you suppose, a

“You shall hang with me on the refugee in this part of the country; ! cloudy rim of the wild sea; I will be came hither for revenge ; and I shall your sea-knight for ever, and you will have enough of it ere to-morrow night, dress my wounds. Or, if you so com- in one shape or another-for you have mand, I shall but use our ship to take made me fearless ;-I give you thanks

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