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once in my life! I shall go with you, on shore ; and what harın is done Jenkins, on one condition, which í Moreover, to avenge thee of my false scruple not to name, because in this promise, tell him how I abused him I am not more wicked, but only more with a wicked sleep, and set him to sincere. than the world in general. hunt me down in virtue of this, and This Hinton Douglas I never loved, as that charge of thine own from Goldyou supposed. My great object was re- smith's Hall." venge ; and I refused then to sail with “I shall obey thee in all things, you,

because I had vowed to pursue lady, for thou art wiser than I am.". him day and night till I could fulfil Now, then,” said Diana, “to the my heart's wrath against him.” execution of our purpose. The coach

And may I ask, thou remarkable man must be detained for an hour or woman, why he was the object of thy two in yon same house, where I can batred ?"

judge from the colour of his nose, it “No, sir, you may not ask you will be no hard matter to make him need not ask-you shall not !- will willingly abide ; and in the meantime not satisfy you there, I will not feign we two, with one or both of your lieua cause to cheat your present thought, tenants-lest our victim should a wake which I know very well, and which I shall set off with the chaise for our despise. Listen to me, rather, and sleepy luggage. You shall drive us, weigh that one condition, if you are captain. And let me see-yes--both indeed sincere in wishing me to sail your lieutenants must go, that I may with you. Hinton Douglas is at this not need to come back with you. Is moment lying in my house, in one of there any thing farther, Mr. Jenkins, those dead sleeps which you have seen which you wish to have explained.” - Will you take bim on board to- • Let us walk on a little, my sweet night? and do the same by me to-mor- Scarlet Witch-we have abundance row night? till when I inust be occupied of leisure, for the tide will not be up in making arrangements for our voy- till midnight. Our shark shall then be age."

in the firth; and some of my fellows in “By yon chaste moon, lady, this is their boat shall be looking out for usall too complicated and too refined for so we'll have an opportunity of getting my poor wits. But suppose we take our cargo safely on board." him on board, what then?”

Bravely said, my dear captain ; If you will have my stern wish, but the coachman may take offence at keep him fast bound in your 'hold till such a long detention; and the sooner your vessel be blown to pieces, which, the young dreamer is brought down to trust me, shall be ere long. Or if you the sea-side the better. Will the landgrow weary of so detaining him, and lord not stickle about letting him into he refuse to become one of your crew, his house ?" then sell him for a slave to the Alge- “ Not he, by his Anchor! Yet we'll rines, or get him in any way so bestow- make arrangements to keep him out of ed that he may never revisit this king, the way. Nay, so soon as we can perdom more."

suade the coachman to unyoke his “Before my soul, madam, what were horses and put them into the stable, you saying? Did you talk of this we shall endeavour to have both landDouglas becoming one of my crew ? or lord and driver so plied that they did you say that he is to be captain shall soon be unable to interfere with under your own management ?":

When all is otherwise ready, I “Why, what a sorry fellow thou art, myself can again yoke the horses. after all, Jenkins ! I should have ima- Come, sweet Di, come with ine !” gined, now, thy pride wished exactly All this was done easily; and Dousuch a trial, that thou mightest shew glas, whose sleep was still unbroken, thyself one not to be overcome on all was brought down to the Anchor Inn. hands by Diana Clement and a paltry Hinton Douglas awaked froin his lad like this Douglas. But if you have sleep; but, after lying still awhile with a mind, we will throw him overboard his eyes fully open, he could see no the very first night, ere he have time light whatever; and he knew not at all to win thy sailors' hearts from their where he was. A cold stiffness all over true allegiance."

him, with pains about his neck, and “ But suppose you give us the slip the touch of a damp floor beside him, to-morrow night?"

made him perceive that he was not in * Prythee, now, teach me not bad a bed, as he had at first supposed. He lessors. Why, then, set him again was impressed, at the same time, with

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an almost certain conviction that he had sent its contents down into the floor ; been roughly handled in his sleep, but the fellow drew another, and turnand that he had heard loud and exter- ed round bitterly upon his new assailnal noises as of shouting and obstre- ant, shewing the face of Jenkins himperous singing, which, though ming self, writhing like a fury. At sight of ling with his dream with the quickest Douglas he ground his teeth; but in a accommodation, had yet eventually moment he was seized from behind, waked him. A strong fume of ardent and rendered unable to fulfil his vinspirits, which he now felt all around dictive purpose. One awful point, howbim, might have contributed to the ever, he attained despite of the con

Miss Clement and the sleepy straint, against which he struggled like wine he now dimly recollected. This a demon,-he managed to turn the piswas enongh to make him fear the worst; tol against his own life, and, shooting and he started up to ascertain, if pos- himself through the body, was dead in sible, where he really was. Groping a moment. There was a fellow by the onward cautiously, he came in contact side of Jenkins, when Douglas entered, with something like a barrel; and on brandishing a cutlass with the maddest either side of it he found more of the flourishes; but, as he was more than same sort; and, farther to one side, he half drunk, Bucke's party had no diffi felt bottles piled among sawdust :-all culty in soon overpowering him. Anwhich led him to suppose that he was other, who completed the list of armed in some low cellar. He was moving defenders of the place, sat in a corner round the place in quest of the door, hammering away at his flint, till, obserwhen a number of voices broke out in ving Jenkins shot, he started up, reelsome contiguous apartment, evidently ing and scowling on Douglas ; “So you in threatening parley with other voices have shot my captain in cold blood ?" heard farther away. Immediately there said hem" you have, you lily-bearted was a violent beating, mingled with vagabond ! you! Why, a babe boiled loud cries and the report of two or three in the whey of Paraoh's lean kine pistols. Hinton stood still for a minute, would not be such a weakling in the expecting the din to cease ; but it fu- liver! You spoon for the mouth of riously increased, and with double sucklings !— you poor predestined earnestness he now sought his way curd! you-Have at you with a mess out. At this moment a light came in of pap !” He levelled and attempted upon him through a number of small to fire at Douglas ; bụt his pistol would chinks, thus shewing him the door; but not go off ; and he was immediately seon advancing to it he found it fast lock, cured. ed; yet, from the circumstance of its (i Your servant, Mr, Douglas," said admitting the light so well, he judged Bucke; “ there is no time at present it so frail that he might easily burst it for farther greeting. Where is this mad open. Before attempting this, how- host of the Anchor, who has so resisted

he looked through a small aper- the warrant of a magistrate ?" ture, and saw two women half-dressed, “ Here he is,” said one of the party, one of them with a candle in her hand, “lying dead drunk on a bench.” and two or three children huddled to- At this moment a new alarm was gether among some casks in a sort of given, that there was a ship in the passage, screaming more vehemently frith, and a boat near the shore, and at every louder renewal of the farther eight or ten fellows ready to land. din. Then came a great crash, testify- “We must make fast the door,"cried ing that some door had given way. A Bucke ; and instantly he himself put a voice was heard, in which Douglas bench behind it, while some added recognised the harsh tones of lieuten- tables, and other heavy furniture, and ant Bucke; and shouting, “What, ho! rolled a large barrel of liquor forward Bucke!" Hinton instantly burst through as a rear fortification, the frail cellar-door, and passing the “ For God's sake, gentlemen," said women and children, who glared on Bucke, " keep out of the line of winhim, and cowered to the very ground dows and doors, to avoid their shots. when they saw him, he made his way Now get ready what arms you have, into a sort of front room, and was just and don't waste your fire foolishly; let in time to strike down the arm of a vs patiently bide their onslaught, till man level a pistol at Bucke, who, they have spent themselves a little.” without his hat, was heading a party at Voices came near -- – the door was another door of the apartment. The tried--admittance was demanded; and, pistol, thus diverted from its right ain, when this was refused, the door was



attacked with great fury. Bucke now proper distance from the house. The raised his voice, and demanded the face of the drunken man the while was meaning of this assault.

a strange pict re of intoxication strug. Confound, you, you son of a land- gling with the alarms of awakening lubber, we want our captain and liei- reason, which made him sensible that

he was near the flames ; whilst, at the “Yo'r captain has shot himself !” same time, being unable to calciilate cried Bucke; and as for your lieu- matters aright, and being, probably, tenants, they are our prisoners, and visited by a stroke of conscience, he shall be, despite of you."

thought that he was lost in hell, and, A savage yell from without answered in the most fearful terms, began to dethis declaration; there was a renewed precate Almighty wrath. and more vehement attack upon the “Jenkins' body," remarked Doudoor ; and it seemed on the point of glas, looking to Bucke; and both rushgiving way to the pieces of rock with ed away humanely to rescue it from the which it was now battered; when flames. As they got near the door, a Bucke having, in a whisper, ordered gun was heard from the ship, which the half of his party to follow him, was nearly opposite, in the frith, and whilst the rest should keep up their fire in the same moment they were covered for a reserve, advanced as nearly as with a drift of sand ploughed up by the possible to the door, and giving the shot, which was heard in upward reword, his section fired through it upon coil, shearing through the boughs of the the assailants without, who received it trees behind the house. They paused, with an angry howl, mingled, however, and looked at each other. Å second with groans and cries of death, which bang !-a second ball passed crashing testified that it had taken deadly effect. through the house. A third-a fourth An intermission of the assault followed ; rent the walls to their very foundation the two lieutenants and the body of their and the whole fabric fell in ; and the captain were again demanded ; and the flame, which had now reached the spi. party promised that, on this restitution, rituous liquors, rose over all, in one they would immediately draw off. They bright pyramid. To heighten the conwere refused, however, a second time. fusion of the scene, a chaise, with two

And now,” said Bucke, “ load horses tied behind it, which had come again all of you, till l remove that with Bucke and his party, and had been stuff, and then we shall sally out upon stationed about a hundred yards above them. What can they be about now, the Anchor Inn, came now rattling that they are so quiet? Either they are down the shore, dragged by a young sbeering off, or it is an ominous calm horse, which, having taken fright at before some new storm."

the fire, came dashing on, despite of Ere the preparations were fully made the animals behind, and its own more for breaking out, a far-off shot was sober yoke-fellow-despite, moreover, beard, mingled with the dashing of the the resistance of the coachman, who, sea, which told that the assailants were true to his hold of the rein, allowed embarked, and away in their boat ; but himself, as he yet cried loudly for help in the same minute a strong smell of fire to be hauled along by the side of the was perceived, and the flames were plunging and snorting brute. The heard beginning 10 crackle about the horses which were fastened behind the roof of the horise.

carriage took the thing at first pretty The rufians have set us on fire,” quietly, and followed with heads and said Bucke. “ Deliberately, now, necks outstretched, till, gradually rousgentlemen; but yet we must be very ed by the jolting vehicle before them, quick in getting olit all the inmates; for and coming near the central point of the wind is high, and things will burn alarm, they swerved, from the noise of rapidly. Rouse the landlord, some of the cannon, on the one side, and the you,-call his wife. Bid thein secure blazing house on the other, and, their money, if they have any. Has he bursting their fastenings, gallopped children? Let us first open a way, and madly over the sands. At the same see that the coast is clear.” This was time the coachman was obliged to redone ; and the assailants were found linquish his hold, and the chaise went gone, having their dead or wounded soon out of sight, at a furious rate, with them.

pursued, however, by the faithful The landlord and his family, and a driver. few of his effects, were got safely out, To be continued in our next. and lodged in a grassy hollow at a

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Table Talk.

some time before, one day asked him if

he had lately talked as much nonsense The YELLOW COLOUR OF ANIMALS as usual. “Madam," replied he,“ ! AND PLANTS. - It is a curious fact, that have not beard so much." Pray," animal and vegetable yellows should said the Duchess, “ as you know all be so much more permanent than all that occurs in the political world, tell other colours. The yellow of the pe- me some news.” “I am sorry, madam,” tals of flowers is the only colour which said the minister, “ that I cannot oblige is not discharged by the fumes of sul- you, as I have not read the papers tophureous acid. If a lighted match be day.' “ I wish you to dine with me at held under a flower, heart's-ease ten to-night," said the Duchess. (Viola tricolor) for example, the pure dam, I cannot-for I am engaged to sup ple tint will instantly disappear, but with the Bishop of Lincoln at nine." the yellow will remain unchanged; While the volunteer mania was raging, the yellow of a wall-flower (Cheiran- the corporation of London offered to thus fruticulosus) will continue the raise a troop of cavalry, on condition same, though the brown streak will that it should not be expected to leave be discharged. - Field Naturalist's Mag. the country. “It certainly never shall,"

A Choice of Evils. More than half said Pitt, “ except in case of an invathe ills of life may be said to proceed sion."

Georg. Era. simply from two causes--inanity, and THE ONLY Honest LAWYER.— A few selfishness : poverty on the one hand, days since, the sexton belonging to St. and over-indulgence on the other. Pancras old burial-ground was engaged

Nell Gwynne.-As the new play in digging a grave, when he discovered now performing, entitled Nell Gwynne, part of a head-stone, ghich from length will revive many anecdotes of that ex- of time had sunk a considerable depth traordinary woman, it probably is not into the ground. On its being taken generally known that her house in out, and the earth cleared away from it, Cleveland-row still remained unaltered the following lines were found inscribed at the commencement of the present upon it:century, until it was newly modelled by “ Here lays one, deny it if you can, the Duke of Bridgewater, and after

A lawye, though an honest man ;

To him heaven's gates are open wide, wards devolved to the Marquis of Staf- But shut to all the tribe beside." ford. There were a great number of the portraits of Nell in the old house, When this celebrated comedian paid

Liston's MAWWORM.-(Original.) which were excellent likenesses. Her his visit to T, in 182–, a managing hair was represented in gracefulringlets wag in the place hit on the following precisely similar to the fashion adopted expedient to make his arrival known about three years ago by ladies of fa- in that class only where he was sure of shion; and her countenance was please patronage-namely, the church folks. ing, with a marked expression of intel. He wrote on a slip of paper : “ This is ligence. The old house was remarkable to give notice, that the Rev. Mr. Mawfor the gradual ascent of its spacious

worm will deliver a discourse to-morstaircase, for the accommodation of Charles the Second, who ascended it ritable behalf of the funds of that in

in the cha

row evening at the on horseback, being so much afflicted stitution ; to which, it is hoped, all with the gout that he could scarcely benevolent Christians , will attend. walk, and visited his favourite mistress

Amen. God save the King." When on a sure-footed pony. Nell, after receiving the king, often mounted the the notice to the parish clerk in the

the proper time appeared, he handed pony, and paced up and down the long desk, who, putting his specks down from gallery, to the great amusement of the his horse-shoe forehead, and consideramorous monarch.

ing it a bona fide document, enunciated THEATRICAL TABLET.

the whole to the congregation, not apWhat does the theatre resemble, pray ?

prised of the joke till its conclusion, A needy man that would, but cannot, pay.

when a general titter shook the nerves Varieties.

of the young and elderly, while the

clergyman looked with amazement. WITTICISMS OF MR. Pitt.-Many Suffice it to say, the next evening the witticisms have been attributed to Pitt, Hypocrile” was performed, and Liswhich are utterly unworthy of his great ton's Mawworm encored to a full house. talents. The following, however, de- As the writer had the above anecdote serve repetition :-The lively Duchess from the comedian's lips, he willingly of Gordon, who had not seen him for attests the fact.

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Illustrated Article." the door, and the four poplar-trees be.

tween it and the road; and then inside THE MORNING STAR.* the nicely sanded floor, and the rafters Many years since there was a small loaded with hams and dried fish, and village about a mile and a half from the the blazing hearth, and the shelf decoeastern gate of the city of Liege. The rated with Tournay earthenware, and best house in it was the little inn, which the store of bright brass jars and dishes stood apart from the rest about a stone's which Trinette polished till they shone throw. What its sign may have origi. like gold. It was quite a little Flemish nally been I do not know, for it was Paradise. But the thing she was proudknown through all the country round

er of than of all besides was the litile by the name of the " Morning Star,” garden behind it, where over and above which it had acquired from the alert- the onion-bed, which supplied her misness of its inmates. No house in the tress with the magnificent clusters she whole province of Flanders kept such delighted in hanging up in her window, early hours. The landlord, Adain Pol. Trinette contrived, with the assistance der, was an old man, and his wife of Jan Van Bloemen, to rear some tulips not much younger than himself. Their which both believed to be the finest niece, Trinette (Catrine was her real flowers that had ever blossomed beyond name, but all the world called her Tri- the precincts of Haerlem. Now, this nette,) assisted them, and was, in fact, Jan Van Bloemen was a young marketthe efficient person; and great credić gardener, whom all the world pointed indeed she had of it, for it was the very

out as Trinette's bachelor. It was very pattern of a village inn, with its pink true, that whenever he had occasionto front and its green outside shutters, go into the city, and these occasions had and the white benches on each side of occurred almost daily for the last seven * From Original Compositions in Piose aud

or eight months, he always discovered Verse.' Lloyd.

that his shortest road was that which VOL. X.


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