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trative of English History, published by Mr. rise here thick, and hopes grow less and less THE LITERARY GAZETTE.

Ellis, librarian of the Museum. Upon more of preferment for those that will not leap the The LITERARY GAZETTE is now entering into its teens, minute inspection, he was of opinion that the hedge as well as the ditch"-a comment worth and at that giddy age will not trouble its friends with whole correspondence deserved to be rescued a hundred pages of history. talking. Still it hopes that it will not escape observation from its obscurity, and given to the world; as We now proceed with our selection of pas. how finely it has grown-how intelligent it has become. containing entertaining contemporary accounts sages, &c. which have struck us most forcibly. Many thanks to its excellent foster-parents, who are always of the actual period of the revolution, and of We shall not particularise the writers, but cramming it with good things, it is reckoned big enough to the years immediately preceding that event ; give the dates as our index to the matter. give its opinions where the biggest of its fellows speak; and together with anecdotes of the principal actors 1686. April 6. " The busy time of devoreally the attention paid to what it says is very flattering. in those scenes; and various traits of the man- tion is now over here : his majesty, God bless This may in some measure be accounted for by its having ners of the age, which are every day, as the him, one of the zealousest; ten hours in a day been taught to speak the truth, and (though not always time when they existed becomes more distant, sometimes. The court returns from St. the whole,) nothing but the truth; and by its having got acquiring additional value. It is true the James's to Whitehall to-morrow, and goes not such a host of kind and distinguished friends to help it on Letters, when they do not relate great events, to Windsor till the middle of May, when its prosperous infancy. Not only unspoilt, but stimulated, are frequently filled only with the gossip of also the camp opens at Hownslow. Our sparks by favour, praise, and success, it trusts yet to merit more the court and of society; but it should be re- all go for Hungary to-morrow. of them all; and heartily wishes its readers a happy new membered, that it is of such small materials I hear poor Princess Ann is sadly teased year, with an immense increase to their numbers, to meet that history is very mainly composed. They about a new declaration in matter of faith, which due preparations are made by a proportionate in- are all addressed to John Ellis, Esq. a colla- so that ac last it is agreed to after lying in crease of its own.

teral ancestor of the editor's, and form a toler- but I hope it may not be thus : say nothing

ably accurate journal of what was going on in of it. New equipage in great splendour is REVIEW OF NEW BOOKS.

London from the beginning of January 1686, every where to be seen, especially their ma.

to the end of December 1688 ; with the excep-jesties'. Her majesty is wonderful glorious in The Ellis Correspondence. Letters written tion of about seven months, from August 1687, her own apparel. Here is arrived an Italian

during the Years 1686-7-8, and addressed to April 1688, during which period there is an Prince of Piombino, the greatest spendthrift to John Ellis, Esq., Secretary to the Com- interruption of the correspondence.”

in the world reckoned, for he has consumed missioners of Revenue in Ireland ; compris

We trust to render the accuracy of this de- the greatest part of a patrimonial estate of ing many Particulars of the Revolution, and scription evident by the extracts which we 150,0001. per annum, and the treasure of three Anecdotes of the History and Manners of shall make, and which we shall divide into popes. So it seems not that we need fear his those Times. Edited from the Originals, two parts; 1. those relative to circumstances politics." with Notes, and a Preface, by the Hon. which may be deemed historical; and 2. those

April 20. " On Sunday at Stamford's George Agar Ellis. 2 vols. Bro. London, which rather pertain to the class of private chapel came in a heedless prentice, where, 1829. H. Colburn.

anecdote, and are illustrative, of persons and being laughing and staring, an officer of it :MR. ELLIS has already distinguished himself, manners. Before doing this, we have only to bade him go out, since he appeared not by his and gratified the public, by his taste for his- remark, that a good account of the Ellis' fa- behaviour to be of that religion. He said he torical researches, and by the abilities he has mily prefixed, may in itself be esteemed an would not go out, and if they said much to displayed in communicating their results. The epitome of the state of society in these change him, he would break their crosses and jug, present work adds to our obligations, and is a able and troubled times ; fór of its five bro. gling-boxes down ; whereupon a riot seemed very acceptable illustration of a remarkable thers, the sons of the Rev. John Ellis, the to form; a constable was charged with him, era,--though the Clarendons, Evelyn, Burnet, eldest was John (to whom these Letters are and the militia officer on the guard called, Reresby, Pepys, and other eminent and po- addressed), in a government office, under but between them the fellow in fault slipped pular contemporary writers, have thrown their James II. in Ireland, and subsequently comp: away; yet not so far but he watched the out. strong lights over its complex politics and ex- troller of the mint, and under-secretary to coming of either the priest or an appendix of traordinary features. Though not so deeply King William; the second, Sir William Ellis, the chapel, and heat and dragged him through versed in the secret history of events, neither followed the fortunes of the Stuarts, was trea- the kennel. The lord mayor was yesterday is the Correspondence now published so much surer to the Prince, and died at Rome a Pro- called before the council upon it, and told, if interested in the perversion of facts, or in the testant; the third was Jolly Phil., a Jesuit he kept not the peace better, the king would cabals and projects of the passing day; and of considerable influence at the court of James send some of his regiments to do it, and in therefore, though it may not develop so much when the revolution took place, and afterwards the mean time, that the negligent militia of the more important points of history, it an Italian popish bishop; the fourth a Pro- officer be taken and secured to answer the certainly shews us, in a less questionable guise, testant bishop of Meath in Ireland (from law.” a multitude of curious and characteristic inci- whom the present noble family is descended); The general corruption of men in office is dents. Our partiality for publications of this and the fifth a lawyer, marshal of the King's shewn by the following, of 220 July: "I am class, indeed, has often been expressed ; and Bench at the Revolution !!! What a medley just taking horse for Windsor ; and if I find we are well pleased to receive an increase to of opinions and offices in a family of five-a occasion, shall go on to Newbury, where the our stores of genuine information, by which Roman Catholic and a Protestant bishop, a attorney-general is, for his report, having got we are frequently enabled to try the elaborate secretary to one king and a treasurer to the at last a reference from the Treasury. Besides philosophy and romance of the historian, as a son of his rival, and a marshal of the King's a five-guinea fee, I intend to promise his small candle enables us to penetrate the ob. Bench prison !! But throughout this Corre- honour the strengthening it with a hundred scurity of a dark night.

spondence we find nothing but changes. more upon the settlement of the affair; it In the preface Mr. Ellis says, “The Letters changes in politics, changes in religion, changes might possibly be the damning of that other which are here offered to the public are copied in administration, changes in offices, changes of the hackney coaches, this omission. from the originals preserved in the British in laws, changes in lawyers, chauges in church Nov. 23. 6. The Gazette gives an account Museum among the Birch Collection of Manu- and state, changes in the soldiery, and changes of our little occurrences here at home. That sori pts. The editor was first led to examine in the people. °Lord Morpeth - goes to travel Samuel Johnson* mentioned in it, wỉs chapthem, by seeing some extracts from them, shortly” (says the writer of a letter of July witch struck him as both curious and inter- 31st, 1988), “ and if I can settle matters so as guished himself in the cause of Protestantism and liberty:

" Samuel Johnson was born in 1649, and early dist inesting, in the valuable series of Letters illus. I to be able to go with him, I will for clouds for which he wrote and preached with boldness and

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lain to the Lady Russell, and was more than every honest man should be, to serve the king flowed these three days in the report of the presumed to have a hand in the Lord Russell's as far as with a good conscience I may. It was vulgar: one hour a lying postmaster, from speech. Being a minister, he is in the first place ever my opinion that an ill man can never Newport, put a story five years old upon us, to be formally degraded, according to the ecclesi- make a good subject or a good friend, and I that twelve of their best' men-of-war were astical laws, before he runs through the other would not be thought false to two such eminent stranded, and the men lost ; which by the exercise prescribed him by his sentence.” interests. I do, therefore, upon the presump- wonderful joy appeared in every Catholic face,

1687. January 1. « On Christmas day, the tion of being honest, and by you believed to be shewed how much fear was in their hearts: new chapel in Whitehall, which was conse- so, tell you that I am your faithful friend, the truth, I am confident, is, that their fleet is crated on Friday before, was publicly opened ;

H. AUBREY." much shattered, but possibly repaired by this and yesterday his majesty's statue of brass,* in 1688. July 21. “ The bishops that were time, and the upland-men much disordered by a Roman habit, was erected in the great court lately in the Tower are gone to their respective sea-weather. Zitters says, to-morrow he will of Whitehall before the new building. It is bishopricks, and have resolved to hold frequent tell the king they never designed coming done at the charge of Toby Rustat, † who set catechisings and confirmations; and last week hither ; but I am not of his mind, and ima. up that of his late majesty on horseback at the archbishop began at Lambeth, and at Croy-gine we shall find it by next Sunday or Windsor ; but this only stands on a pedestal don in Surry, where the bishop of Gloucester Monday." of marble, as that does at the Royal Exchange, assisted him in confirming several thousands At this time there is a curious anecdote. with rails of iron about it."

of children that were brought to them. This “ His majesty sees his four troops of guards “ The closeting# affair not over yet, daily good example is followed also by the Roman frequently exercise in Hyde Park in their new trials undergone, never deeper intrigues, clergy about the town; and last week, Bishop armour, which they do to his satisfaction. nor higher hopes of great matters."

Ellis, assisted by Father Poulton the Jesuit, Two of the gentlemen of which forces dis. We now insert an entire letter, which shews confirmed some hundreds of youth (some of coursing about the proof and sufficiency of how to be well at court.

them were new converts) at the new chapel in their armour, as they were defiling home, re“ Cleonger in Herefordshire, May 27th, 1687. the Savoy."

solved to try each other's breast-pieces, and “ Honest Friend, I take the liberty to re

August 4. “ We have an account from discharged their musketoons at each other's peat your trouble of reading, before I have an several of the circuits, that the judges are re- breasts, the armour answering the wished end, account that my last came to your hands. I ceived in most places without any great pomp and receiving the bullet without yielding in dare not be so unkind to you as to think it was or numbers, and that at Berks and Oxford the least." not welcome. News to a man at my distance particularly only the high sheriff and his sons Rumours continued to shake the realm ; is but the offering, not a cold, but a stale dish met them; that both heard the sermon at but at length the Prince of Orange landed, of meat ; and yet you must be content with St. Mary's, but that Judge Rothram went the friendless king was deserted by every body such a treat. The king seems resolved to push afterwards to a private exercise of his own, (by many most disgracefully and unnaturally), for breaking the test and penal laws against where one Father Burgess, a well-gifted man, and England obtained a new constitution, als his persuasion, and to the members of parlia- held forth before him, as he had done at Read most without blood being shed. ment that have any employ this is the touching, where he told them the duty of judges The foregoing traits are all we can afford to stone, for no man is thought worthy long to and juries, especially at this conjuncture. The illustrate the first division of our review; and eat the king's bread that this will not go down judge accordingly gave his charge to the jury, even the more various topics of the second with. Upon this score, several have laid down in whicli be much magnified the favour of the must be briefly treated. their commissions already, and more will every king's toleration, and inveighed as briskly The second' Duke of Ormonde being men. day. Sir John Morgan is already come home, against the church of England and its clergy, tioned, the anecdote of him and his great po. and is succeeded by Major Purcell. Colonel who discover, he said, now the spirit of perse- liteness is repeated, -that “when he was dying, Henry Cornewall is likely to follow the fate of cution, as much as others had done formerly, finding his agony approaching, and fearful be his eldest captain, Sir Franeis Edwards. Some in matters of religion."

should shock the friends who stood round his that flatter the king persuade him that he hath

No wonder that affairs tended to a revolu- bedside by making faces, his last words were already a majority of the House of Commons; tion in a country thus split into factions, re- Messieurs, j'espère que vous excuserez la but the dispassionate part of mankind is of viling and destroying each other, and disre- grimace !' another judgment. I am a little cooler in my garding alike the public laws and personal “ Catherine Sedley, countess of Dorches. resolves of bringing over my family; for if í rights. The army refused to receive Irish ter, so created for her life, was

one of cannot reasonably hope to stay all the winter recruits, and stubborn” officers were tried the mistresses of James the Second. She in Ireland, I shall hardly break up a whole and dismissed for this offence: in short, all was a coarse, vulgar woman, with some family here, that, if I am called to parliament,

was disorder, and James, too late, endeavoured humour. She was married first to Lord will not stay behind me; and a winter voyage

to regain the church and the city of London, Anglesey, and secondly to the Duke of Buck. and journey will agree but scurvily with the and other bodies, which he had previously dis- inghamshire. She was separated from Lord softer sex.

I am told, I must pass the fire gusted. Invasion threatened ; and we hear, Anglesey by act of parliament, for his ill-treatordeal. I am provided for it, and resolved, as noblemen are out of town, which looks odd.— shire, the seat of Lord Mulgrave (who is de

“ Most of our ment of her. At Mulgrave Castle, in York. ability: Having been active in advocating the exclu. Abundance of commissions are out. We shall scended from her only daughter by Lord Anhe was marked out for persecution as soon as that price foot ; we think the prince comes with

no more represented in widow's weeds for the loss of sion of James from the throne on account of his religion, face the enemy with 5000 horse and 20,000 glesey), is a curious portrait of her. She is to all Protestants in the army, for this he was sentenced saw Suffolk gentlemen Wednesday come up following lines in gold letters : alluded to in this letter, was his publication of an address than 12,000 foot and 3000 German horse. 1 Lord Anglesey, and upon the picture are the pillory, to pay a fine of five hundred marks to the king, alarmed: the Holland packet told them the and to be whipped from Newgate to Tyburn. Great in Dutch were seventy-six great men-of-war, and

• Puisque le Comte d'Anglesey mourut, sans remonts

J'avoue que mon deuil n'est qu'en dehors." ** tercession was made with the king for the remission of had a hundred tenders, which seemed full of

We give the next passage as a well-expressed sion, that since Mr. Johnson had the spirit of martyr- foot and horse. I know his first provision was assurance of regard. “ This is the same statue which still remains in Privy

for 30,000 men's transportation. Mr. H. Syd. “ I dare not promise you much help, either Garden. It was executed by Grinling Gibbons, a sculptor ney, Admiral Herbert, and Lord Mordaunt, from the solicitation of one, or friendship (to and carver of eininence, who had been brought into notice are generally thought in command. I think omit brotherly affection) of the other ; but es in a cottage near Deptfordna Gibbons.cast the muestrian following month. The king is coining guineas think of that,—for I am weather-proof where

we shall be in motion about the 10th of the for taking care of exposing me to storms, nerer cuted the statue of the same monarch at Chelsea Hos: for the army to carry along; hath settled the the interest of my friend is concerned." First at Charing Cross is by Gibbons, and his exquisite train of artillery; resolves to go in person, In December 1686, “ a poor woman that carvings in wood of fruit, flowers, birds, &c. in various send the queen, young prince, and princess of bought a pillow in Long Lane for a shilling, country houses, are well known." 7" Tobias Rustat, or Rustate, had been a page of the Denmark, to Portsmouth, and take Prince found in it à necklace of pearl worth 1,500l

. back stairs, and subsequently was keeper of Hampton George with him. Dr. Wynn, I suppose, will Another more unfortunate poor man, who Court Palace, and yeoman of the robes to Charles the send you the declaration. All is panic here. stole a granadoe-shell yesterday from Black. * " The term of closeting was grown almost into a pro

You will be sure to hear of me, till I am verb; in consequence of the king's habit of endeavouring knocked on the head.”

or his force one of the king's party writes, Nov. Gm to influence and convince those whose principles he was

“We here are in good heart, though in some hurry, and dissatisfied with, by conversing with them one by one in

Again, Oct. 16—“Never place was more hope for good success. Our enemies having fed these his closet. He was particularly addicted to this customh thronged than our drawing-room at Whitehall two months upon a biscuit, two herrings, and a pint of with regard to the members of the House of Commons." this evening. The Dutch have ebbed and] much cast down."

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heath, and this morning picking out the com. We have every month some new relation the fair one persisted in her first answer, bustibles, it fired by some misluck, and few from the East Indies. Now they tell us, how which provoked the bridegroom to such a about his ears, killed him and his wife, and the great Mogul hath beheaded the King of degree, that, without respect of place or perblew up his cottage.” (People should be care- Golconda, and lately how the English had beat sons, he immediately stabbed his bride; but ful what they steal !) The subjoined is quoted the Mogul. But all these tidings may possibly one of her lovers being then in the church, as a verse of a song sung much about London be interpreted some of the shams and amuse- did instantly revenge his mistress's death, for (we wish we had it all).

menţs of a body of men trading into those he rushed upon her murderer with his sword " Then pray for the soul of Gabriel John,

parts ; they may well seem to require better in his hand, and sent him to wed her in the Or if you please you may let it alone,

authority." This would be a libel on the Court other world. This raised such a tumult on 'Tis all one." of Directors in 1829.

all sides, that seven were killed, and many The following extracts refer to persons of “ Last week (says another) arrived from wounded in the church. celebrity; viz. Nell Gwynne, the Duke of the East Indies one Dr. St. Johns, who has “Two thousand bombs are thrown into Al. Buckingham, and our quondam friend Pepys : been there for some years as judge of the giers, but without any great success, which the details of the deaths of the two former are Admiralty for the East India Company. He the Algierines have answered by shooting into interesting—not so those of the rapacity of the is said to give an account of affairs in those the fleet the French consul's head. latter.

parts, that is quite different from what was Algiers begins now to be sensible of the French “ March 22d, 1687. Mrs. Nelly is dying of published in the Gazette, and not at all com- bombs, the best part of their town being beaten an apoplexy; her son will go for Hungary, and fortable for the nation, at least for those con- down and reduced to ruins ; yet the Turks return a good Catholic, as thought. Utensils cerned in the same bottom with the company. bear it with great vigour and resolution, and about him are preparing like it, and his mother the said doctor attended the king in council continue to shoot off Frenchmen in return of acquainted with it, and the fraternity* to come last Sunday in Windsor, where the matter of their bombs." upon the same foot, or give way as to their his information depends. He hath also some Superstition.-" The Duke of Ormond died, advantageous stations. * April 23d. complaints of his own against the chief of that they say, upon the same day with the duchess, The Duke of Bucks, who hath some time sup- company, who have of their own heads (and and foretold he himself should die that day, ported himself with artificial spirits, on Friday without any orders from his majesty) taken and has cautioned the young duke to have a fell to a more manifest decay, and on Sunday away the doctor's commission, which was care of it likewise. yielded up the ghost at Helmesley, in York. under the great seal,--but of this more here. “We hear from Genoa, that all the eccleshire, in a little ale-housef (where these eight after. But it animates already a great grumb- siastics exhort to penitence, from an old promonths he hath been without meat or money, ling in the city against a certain great East phecy that foretells they were to expect the deserted of all his servants almost.)

India merchant, whose first name rhymes with same fate with Naples. The ladies are already Phil. (jolly Phil. the Jesuit) las many wonder. Goliah."

stript of all their silks and vanities by orders, ful kind expressions from the king, so that I After the birth of the Prince of Wales we and persuaded to do acts of mortification bareimagine some room in the navy (where they find the following :

footed; and their very cast clothes will, they roll in money) might be found; so I advise “ The prince is in very good health, and say, amount to a considerable revenue. you to solicit hard and court kindly. Sure hath given audience to several foreign minis- “The judges at Oxford made strict inquiry Pepys would value Lord Ossory's recommenda-ters; the lord mayor of York is come to after those scholars who had rescued the tion at no mean rate, though Eure and he town to kiss the prince's hand, and to present Townesends from the constable, for abusing together neglect all where money chinks not. him a purse of gold, as the lord mayor of of Obadiah Walker; and the high sheriff of I shall urge your monkish brother London did.

the county recommended it to their lordall I can, and imagine his personal interest in This evening the fireworks upon the ships' cares in an elegant but short speech he Aleander will do. He tells me he discoursed Thames will be played: the devices of them made in court to this effect : Pray, my lordPepys about the matter, who told him all was are very ingenious, and too long to be here let's have justice, or else good night, Nicho, settled. I know the griping temper of both inserted. There are several thousands of bal- las.'him and Eure, and what rates every poor loons that are to be shot into the air, and then “ Sir John Shorter, the present lord mayor, hoson pays for what he has purchased with his to fall into the river, and represent several lies very ill with a fall off his horse, under blood and many years' hardship."

figures. There are twelve mortar-pieces, that Newgate, as he was going to proclaim BarGambling in insurances seems to have been are to cast granado shells into the air, which, tholomew fair. The city custom is, it seems, known in these days; and in fact a multitude when they break, will discover odd mixtures to drink always under Newgate when the lord of the anecdotes which we tind in these volumes and shapes. The figure of Bacchus represents mayor passes that way; and at this time the remind us that there is nothing new under Plenty, out of whose great tun and belly are lord mayor's horse being somewhat skittish, the sun--they so closely resemble our own to be discharged about eight or nine barrels started at the sight of a large glittering tankhomes.

of combustibles. There are also two large ard which was reached to his lordship.” (On “ Among other policies of assurance which female figures, which represent Fecundity

and Tuesday following he died, and the accounts appear at the Exchange, there is one of no Loyalty; the emblems of the first are a hare add,) " His lordship had a piece of helpless ordinary nature ; which is, that Esq? Neale, and a hen and chickens, each of which are, in comfort brought him before he died, which who hath for some time been a suitor to the their proper time, to act their part in the mag- was, that a corn-meter's place and that of rich Welsh widow Floyd, offers as many gui- nificent show of this evening.

the common hunt were fallen void the same neas as people will take to ensure thirty for “ The Lady Marquess of Powis, governante day, which were worth to him, or rather his each one, in case he marry the said widow. to the prince, hath taught his royal highness executors, 30001. Few days before died BunHe hath already laid out as much as will bring a way to ask' already: for, few days ago, his nian, his lordship’s teacher, or chaplain, a man him in 10 or 12,000 guineas; he intends to royal highness was brought to the king with said to be gifted that way, though once a cobmake it 30,000, and then to present it to the a petition in his hand, desiring that 200 hack- bler. Another gentleman, lately one of the lady in case she marry him; and any one that ney-coaches may be added to the 400 now commissioners for the customs, hath quitted will accept of guineas on that condition, may licensed, but that the revenue for that said this world, though he hath not changed it for find as many as he pleases at Garraway's Coffee 200 might be applied towards the feeding and another. He hath stript himself of what neHouse."

breeding of foundling children.” (This is cessaries were most cumbersome, and is a-going There are some curious notices of the East curious, considering the absurd allegation that to France to be a Carthusian monk. He is India Company :-for instance :

the prince was a supposititious child.) said to have given his clerk money to pay his

Other signs of the manners of the age are debts, and to qualify him to enter the same “ Meaning the other sons of Charles the Second, the subjoined.

state, and to have left his goods, except his Dukes of Richmond, Grafton, Southampton, and Northumberland."

"Our Italian advices acquaint us with a money and coach, to his friends. 3." This contemporary account of the death of George tragical story, that two persons who were con. The corn-meter that was reputed dead, proves Villiers, second Duke of Buckingham, is curious, as tracted, repairing to a church in the country to be alive and in health, though the late lord showing the grounds upon which Pope wrote his pathetic of Orto to marry, the

priest having asked the mayor had disposed of his place in favour of would appear that the statement of his extreme penury lady if she accepted the person to whom she his son." -This is rather a tragi-comedy, and desertion was much exaggerated. He died not in was betrothed for her true and faithful hus- "A medal is said to run about with the his tenants, in the town of Kirby Moorside, which stil band, she answered, no; which very much seven bishops on one side, with these words: exists, and must have been at the time one of the best surprised all the company. The priest, think. Wisdom hath built her house, and chosen out houses in the place. He had caught, cold by sitting on ing this negative to have come from ber heed- seven pillars ;' on the other side, a church un

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words: The gates of hell shall not prevail from a savage purpose. Something of this in- ships; that in hunting and in war he would against her."

Auence was owing to her infantile beauty; but be an invaluable treasure. The chief remained A picture of an Irish watering-place will more to the gentleness of which that beauty inexorable. Then Tahmiroo no longer joined amuse our readers :

was the emblem. Her's was a species of love. in the dance, and the old men noticed that her “ Wexford, 7th August, 1688. liness rare among Indian girls. Her figure bad rich voice was silent when they passed ber “Dear Sir,- Had this place afforded me any the flexile grace so appropriate to protected and wigwam. The light of her beauty began to thing worth communicating to you, I should dependant woman in refined countries; her fade, and the bright vermilion current which have paid you my respects before now: this ripe pouting lip and dimpled cheek wore the mantled under her brown cheek became slug. rendezvous of decrepits, where people entertain pleading air of aggrieved childhood; and her gish and pale. The languid glance she cast on one another with histories of their several ails dark eye had such an habitual expression of the morning sun and the bright earth entered and infirmities, enough if put together to make timidity and fear, that the young Sioux called into her father's soul. He could not see his a second Wiseman's Book of Martyrs, and talk her the · Startled Fawn.' I know not whether beautiful child thus gradually wasting away. nothing but the jargon of the place, of salts her father's broad lands, or her own appealing He had long averted his eyes whenever he saw and minerals, volatile spirits, vomits, beauty, was the most powerful cause of admira- Florimond de Rancé; but one day when he tinging, precipitating, passing, or, as the ladies tion; but certain it is, Tahmiroo was the un- crossed his hunting path, he laid his hand on say, rendering: then for dry roasted mutton, rivalled belle of the Sioux. She was a creature his shoulder, and pointed to Tahmiroo's dwell. and rabbits, and chickens without sauce, and all formed for love. Her downcast eye, her ing. Not a word was spoken. The proud old to be kept waking, as they try witches. And trembling lip, and her quiet, submissive mo- man and the blooming lover entered it to. fantastical ladies, and fops, and lampoons in tion, all spoke its language ; yet various young gether. Tahmiroo was seated in the darkest Wexford doggrel, would be an entertainment chieftains bad in vain sought her affections ; corner of the wigwam, her head leaning on her to you as bad as drinking the waters them and when her father urged her to strengthen hand, her basket-work tangled beside her, and selves.”

his power by an alliance, she answered him a bunch of flowers the village maidens had We shall now conclude with a few para- only by her tears. This state of things conti. brought her scattered and withering at her graphs about the news-writers and journals of nued until 1765, when a company of French feet. The chief looked upon her with a yehe. this epoch.

traders came to reside there, for the sake of ment expression of love, which none but stern “ Yesterday morning, about three or four deriving profit from the fur-trade. Among countenances can wear. - Tahmirpo, be said o'clock, died that paine-taking Henry Carre, them was Florimond de Rancé, a young, indo- fin a subdued tone, go to the wigram of the author of the late Pacquett of Advice from lent Adonis, whom pure ennui had led from stranger, that your father may again see sou Rome, and of the Weekly Occurrences ; some Quebec to the Falls of St. Anthony: His fair, love to look on the rising sun and the opening of our chief newsmongers are posted to Wind- round face, and studied foppery of dress, might fowers.' There was mingled joy and modesty sor to put in for his places.

have done little toward gaining the heart of in the upward glance of the Startled Fawn of "* In the last were mentioned some coffee- the gentle Sioux; but there was a deference the Sioux; and when Florimond de Rancé saw house news-writers who make it their business and courtesy in his manner which the Indian the light of her mild eye suddenly and timidly to poison the town and country with their false never pays to degraded woman, and Tahmiroo's veiled by its deeply fringed lid, he knew that news. One of them has since been met with deep sensibilities were touched by it. A more he had lost none of his power. The marriage. by a gentleman whom he had scandalised in his careful arrangement of her rude dress, an anx- song was soon heard in the royal wigvam, and newspaper, and was lustily convinced by cudgel iety to speak his language Auently, and a close the young adventurer became the son of a king. argument, in the presence of many good wit- observance of European customs, soon betrayed Months and years passed on, and found Tabmi. nesses, that he was in the wrong. Several the subtle power which was fast making her its roo the same devoted, submissive being. Her others wait an opportunity to thrash his jacket slave. The ready vanity of the Frenchman husband no longer treated her with the uni. in the same manner, which is the least could be quickly perceived it. At first he encouraged it form gallantry of a lover. He was not often expected by people that venture so far beyond with that sort of undefined pleasure which harsh, but he adopted something of the cold. their province, in matters, too, which require so man always feels in awakening strong affection ness and indifference of the nation he had much niceness, penetration, and judgment.

* in the hearts of even the most insignificant. joined. Tahmiroo sometimes wept in secret ; “ Yesterday the lord chancellor, by the king's Then the idea, that, though an Indian, she was but so much of fear had lately mingled with command, directed the justices of peace of a princess, and that her father's extensive lands her love, that she carefully concealed her grief Middlesex to suppress all coffee - houses and on the Missouri were daily becoming of more and from him who had occasioned it. When she other public houses that deal in news-letters, more consequence to his ambitious nation, led watched his countenance with that pleading, or expose to the public any foreign or domestic him to think of marriage with her as a desirable innocent look which had always characterised newspapers besides the printed Gazette.” object. His eyes and his manner had said this her beauty, shê sometimes would obtain a glance

Having thus executed our task as connectedly long before the old chief began to suspect it, such as he had given her in former days, and as the nature of the work before us rendered and he allowed the wily Frenchman to twine then her heart would leap like a frolicsome possible, we beg, in taking leave, to recommend himself almost as closely around his heart as lamb, and she would live cheerfully on the these volumes to their posts in every good he had around the more yielding soul of his remembrance of that smile, through many library. Some repetitions occur, but they seem darling child. Though exceedingly indolent wearisome days of silence and neglect. Never to have been unavoidable without mutilating by nature, Florimond de Rancé had acquired was woman, in her heart-breaking devotedness, the Correspondence. The notes by the editor skill in many graceful arts, which excited the satisfied with such slight testimonials of love are useful, and do credit to his diligence, as wonder of the savages. He fenced well enough as was this gentle Sioux girl. If Florimond the entire work does to his judgment and to foil the most expert antagonist; and in chose to fish, she would herself ply the oars, ability. It is a valuable addition to the annals hunting, his rifle was sure to carry death to rather than he should suffer fatigue; and the of England.

the game. These accomplishments, and the gaudy canoe her father had given her, might

facility with which his pliant nation conform often be seen gliding down the stream, while The Legendary, consisting of Original Pieces, versal favourite, and at his request he was for- soft, rich voice, and the indolent Frenchman

to the usages of savage life, made him a uni. Tahmiroo dipped her oars in unison with her principally illustrative of American History, mally adopted as one of the tribe. But con- lay sunk in luxurious repose. She had learned

Scenery, and Manners. Edited by N. P. scious as he was of his power, it was long his religion ; but for herself she never prayed. Willis. 12mo. pp. 286. Boston, 1828. S. G. before he dared to ask for the daughter of the The cross he had given her was always raised Goodrich.

haughty chief. When he did make the daring in supplication for him ; and if he but looked This is a very agreeable specimen of American proposition, it was received with a still and unkindly on her, she kissed it, and invoked its periodical tales of forests, lakes, valleys, &c.; terrible wrath, that might well frighten him aid, in agony of soul. She fancied the sounds many as picturesque as the originals. No- from his purpose. Rage shewed itself only in of his native land might be dear to him, and thing like native resources: the superiority of the swelling veins and clenched hand of the old she studied his language with a patience and those legends founded on incidents, and em-chief. With the boasted coldness and self-pos perseverance to which the savage bas seldom bellished with transatlantic scenery, are as session of an Indian, he answered, ' There are been known to submit. She tried to imitate superior to those cast in the common mould Sioux girls enough for the poor pale faces that the dresses she had beard him describe ; and if of fiction as it is possible to be. We quote the come among us. A king's daughter weds the he looked with a pleased eye on any ornament following, to us, very beautiful story. son of a king. Eagles must sleep in an eagle's she wore, it was always reserved to welcome

“ Tahmiroo was the daughter of a powerful nest.' In vain Tahmiroo knelt and supplicated. his return. Yet, for all this lavishness of Sioux chieftain ; and she was the only being In vain she promised that Florimond de Rance love, she asked but kind, approving looks, ever known to turn the relentlesz old man vould adopt all his enmities and all his friend, which cost the giver nothing. Alas, for the

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he ceases to doubt! The little pittance of remitted to Quebec, whither he had the pur- a vacant look, as if she heard him not. It

were sold, and the money chilling indifference, and listened to him with

de love for which

poor Tahmiroo's heart yearned pose of conveying his children, on the pre- was only when he spoke to her boy that he so much, was seldom given. Her soul was a tence of a visit, but in reality with the firm could arouse her from this apparent lethargy. perpetual prey to anxiety and excitement ; ' intent of never again beholding his deserted On this subject she was all suspicion. She and the quiet certainty of domestic bliss was wife. A company of Canadian traders hap- had a sort of undefined dread that he too never her allotted portion. There were, how. pened to visit the Falls of St. Anthony just would be carried away from her; and she ever, two beings, on whom she could pour at this juncture, and Florimond de Rancé watched over him like a she-wolf, when her forth her whole food of tenderness, without took the opportunity to apprise Tahmiroo of young is in danger. Her fears were not un. reproof or disappointment. She had given his intention to educate Victoire at one of founded; for Florimond de Rancé did intend, birth to a son and daughter, of uncommon the convents in Quebec. The Sioux pleaded by demonstrations of fondness, and glowing promise. Victoire, the eldest, had her father's with all the earnestness of a mother's elo. descriptions of Quebec, to kindle in the mind beauty, save in the melting dark eye, with its quence; but she pleaded in vain. Victoire of his son a desire to accompany him. Tahmi. plaintive expression, and the modest drooping and her father joined the company of traders roo thought the hatred of white men, which of its silken lash. Her cheeks had just enough on their return to Canada. Tahmiroo knelt, she had so carefully instilled, would prove a of the Indian hue to give them a warm, rich and fervently besought that she might accom- sufficient shield; but many weeks had not colonring; and such was her early maturity, pany them. She would stay out of sight, she elapsed, before she saw that Louis was fast that at thirteen years of age her tall figure said; they should not be ashamed of her; yielding himself up to the fascinating power combined the graceful elasticity of youth with among the great white folks at the east ; and which had enthralled her own youthful spirit. the staid majesty of womanhood.' She had if she could but live where she could see them with this discovery came horrible thoughts of sprung up at her father's feet with the sudden every day, she should die happier. "Ashamed vengeance; and, more than once, she had luxuriance of a tropical flower ; and her ma- of you ! and you the daughter of a Sioux nearly nerved her soul to murder the father tured loveliness aroused all the dormant ten- king!' exclaimed Victoire proudly, and, with of her son ; but she could not. Something in derness and energy within him. It was with a natural impulse of tenderness, fell on her his features still reminded her of the devoted mournful interest he saw her leaping along mother's neck and wept. “Victoire, 'tis time young Frenchman who had carried her quiver the chase, with her mother's bounding, sylph- to depart !' said her father, sternly. "The sob- through the woods, and kissed the moccasin Hike joy; and he would sigh deeply when he bing girl tried to release herself ; but she could he stooped to lace and she could not kill him. l'observed her oar rapidly cutting the waters of | not. Tahmiroo embraced her with the energy The last cutting blow was soon given to the

the Missouri, while her boat flew over the of despair; for, after all her doubts and heart of the Indian wife. Young Louis, full surface of the river like a wild bird in sport jealousies, Victoire was the darling child of of boyish curiosity, expressed a wish to go with and the gay young creature would wind round her bosom—she was so much the image of his father, though he, at the same time, proamong the eddies, or dart forward, with her Florimond when he first said he loved her. mised a speedy return. He had always been a hair streaming on the wind, and her lips Woman ! let her go!' exclaimed De Rancé, stubborn boy; and she felt now as if her wornparted with eagerness. Tahmiroo did not un- exasperated by the length of the parting scene. out spirit would vainly contend against his derstand the nature of his emotions. She Tahmiroo raised her eyes anxiously to his face, wilfulness. With that sort of resigned stupor thought, in the simplicity of her heart, that and she saw that his arm was raised to strike which often indicates approaching insanity, silence and sadness were the natural expres- her. I am a poor daughter of the Sioux ; she yielded to his request, exacting, however, a sions of a white man's love ; but when he oh! why did you marry me?' exclaimed she, promise that he would sail a few miles down turned his restless gaze from his daughter to in a tone of passionate grief. • For your the Mississippi with her the day before his her, she met an expression which troubled her. father's lands," said the Frenchman, coldly. departure. The day arrived. Florimond de Indifference had changed into contempt; and This was the drop too much. Poor Tahmiroo Rancé was at a distance on business. Tahmi. woman's soul, whether in the drawing-room or with a piercing shriek fell on the earth, and roo decked herself in the garments and jewels the wilderness, is painfully alive to the sting hid her face in the grass. She knew not how she had worn on the day of her marriage, and of scorn.

Sometimes her placid nature was long she remained there. Her highly-wrought selected the gaudiest wampum belts for the disturbed by a strange jealousy of her own feelings had brought on a dizziness of the little Louis. Why do you put these on?" child. • I love Victoire only because she is brain, and she was conscious only of a sensa- said the boy. • Because Tahmiroo will no the daughter of Florimond' thought she; tion of sickness, accompanied by the sound of more see her son in the land of the Sioux,'

and why, oh! why, does he not love me for receding voices. When she recovered, she said she, mournfully; and when her father being the mother of Victoire ?! It was too found herself alone with Louis, her little boy, meets her in the Spirit Land, he will know the evident that De Rancé wished his daughter then about six years old. The child had wan- beads he gave her. She took the wondering should be estranged from her mother and dered there after the traders had departed, and boy by the hand, and led him to the river side. her mother's people. With all members of having in vain tried to waken his mother, There lay the canoe her father had given her the tribe, ont of his own family, he sternly he had laid himself down at her side, and when she left him for the wigwam of the forbade her having any intercourse ; and even slept on his bow and arrows. From that stranger.' It was faded and bruised now, and there he kept her constantly employed in hour Tahmiroo was changed. Her quiet, sub- so were all her hopes. She looked back on the taking dancing lessons from himself, and ob- missive air gave place to a stern and lofty hut where she had spent her brief term of taining various branches of learning from an manner ; and she, who had always been so wedded happiness, and its peacefulness seemed old Catholic priest, whom he had solicited to gentle, became as bitter and implacable as a mockery of her misery.And was she the reside with him for that purpose. But this the most blood-thirsty of her tribe. In little lone, the wretched, the desperate, and deserted kind of life was irksome to the Indian girl, Louis all the strong feelings of her soul were one -- was she the Startled Fawn' of the and she was perpetually escaping the vigilance centered; but even her affection for him was Sioux, for whom contending chiefs had asked of her father, to try her arrow in the woods, characterised by a strange and unwonted fierce- in vain ? The remembrance of all her love or guide her pretty canoe over the waters. ness. Her only care seemed to be to make and all her wrongs came up before her me. De Rancé had long thought is impossible to him like his grandfather, and to instil a deadly mory, and death seemed more pleasant to her gratify his ambitious views for his daughter, hatred of white men; and the boy learned his than the gay dance she once loved so well.

without removing her from the attractions of lessons well. He was the veriest little savage But then her eye rested on her boy-and, O 11. her savage home, and each day's experience con- that ever let fly an arrow. To his mother God! with what an agony of love! It was

vinced him more and more of the truth of this alone he vielded any thing like submission ; the last vehement struggle of a soul all formed conclusion. To favour his project he assumed an and the Sioux were proud to hail the haughty for tenderness. “We will go to the Spirit affectionate manner towards his wife ; for he child as their future chieftain. Such was the Land together,' she exclaimed : “ he cannot well knew that one look or word of kindness aspect of things on the shores of the Missis- come there to rob me!'. She took Louis in would at any time win back all her love. sippi, when Florimond de Rance came among her arms as if he had been a feather, and When the deep sensibilities of her warm heart them, after an absence of three years. He springing into the boat, she guided it toward were roused, he would ask for leave to sell was induced to make this visit, partly from a the Falls of St. Anthony. Mother, mother! her lands ; and she, in her prodigality of ten- lingering curiosity to see his boy, and partly the canoe is going over the rapids !''screamed derness, would have given him any thing, from the hopes of obtaining more land" from the frightened child. My father stands on even her own life, for such smiles as he then the yielding Tahmiroo. He affected much the waves and beckons me!' she said. The bestowed. The old chief was dead, and there contrition for his past conduct, and promised' boy looked at the horribly fixed expression of was no one to check the unfeeling rapacity of to return with Victoire before the year ex. her face, and shrieked aloud for help. The - the Frenchman. Tracts after tracts of Tah-'pired. Tahmiroo met him with the most boat went over the cataract. Louis de Rancé

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