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sketch by putting it on record. Gideon was, on a sudden, cased : I had the curiosity to examine a few of them wbile seized with a passion for speculation to the East Indies ; the tide was subsiding.' and accordiogly purchased a vessel, loaded her to the very « « And what, may I ask, were the contents?" hatches, and, like a prudent man, insured ship and cargo to ««• Why, the boxes, for the most part, contained minerala considerable amount. It is true, there were some trifling ogical specimens-chietly of silex or flint, which appeared discrepancies between the invoices and the shipments, but an appropriate article of exportation to a country whether such things will occur in the hurry of business, and under we had already sent so much steel.' writers are not particular so long as the ship stands A.E., " • And the bales-what did they contain ?' and they get their premiums.
“Oh !-rags, principally rags, which I thought also a “ Two months afterwards, news arrived that the vessel very proper article of export froin a country in which there had foundered, to the great dismay of Gideon, who alleged appears a superfluity of the commodity:' that he had insured too little, and of the underwriters, who ** And do you imagine the rest of the cargo was of the found that they had assured too much. Some of theın had like materials ? ' taken heavy lives upon the risk, and one man, in particu « • Can't say as to the materials, but, I apprehend, of lar, had ventured to an amount, the exaction of which pretty much the same value; for I remarked that some of would have left him and his family without a shilling in the inhabitants of the coast, who ran down to the wreck at the world, and Gideon, unluckily, was not slow in advan- low water, to see if they could be useful, returned emptycing his claim. A meeting was appointed between Owen banded.' and the underwriters, at a coffeehouse, for the purpose of “ • And, pray, sir,' continued the querist, is it your discussing certain matters connected with the loss, when opinion that the loss of the vessel was occasioned by the aphis documents were produced, and found to be altogether tain's bad management and ignorance of the coast?' unchallengeable. One of the parties, however, veptured “Oh, no! I never saw any thing better magaged in to express a doubt as to the total loss of the vessel.
my life ; and nothing but a most intimate acquaintance Nay,' exclaimed a voice from an adjoining box, “if it with the seas could have enabled him to run her upon the be the loss of the Hopewell, I can vouch for that.'
only rock which.was to be found withiu ten leagues of the “And pray,' enquired one of the parties interested, re spot.' garding the volunteer witness with no complacent look, " • And do you think the captain and his crew got safely what makes you so knowing about the loss of the ship?' to land ?
“. The simple fact of my having had the pleasure of " • I have no reason to doubt it, for they chose a fine day being in her coinpany at the time,' rejoined the first speaker, and a fair wind for the excursion. Besides, I saw the a fashionably dressed young man, with a very handsome captain, six montbs after, at New York, in high feather, but suuburnt countenance, rising, and leaning carelessly living away, en prince, at one of the principal hotels in the against the partition of the boxes, so as to confront the party, city.' one of whom, the individual who had at first addressed á • Indeed! that is somewhat extraordinary for a ship him, took upon himself the office of spokesman, and conti-wrecked mariner: whence think you he derived the means? nued his interrogatories by saying, "Why, you were surely « « I cannot for the life of me imagine; unless, by the not one of the crew ?'
way, it was from a huge pocket-book which I observed him “ “ No,' answered the young gentleman, bowing in ac to stow away carefully in his bosom, about ten minutes knowledgment of the compliment implied, I was only a before he made the notable experiment on the ship's botpassenger, and so, when the Hopewell struck, the captain tom.' and crew took to the long boat, and, paradoxically enough, “« He must have been somewhat abashed at seeing alleging that I did not belong to the ship, left me in undis- you ?' pated command of her.'
“Not a whit! He shook me cordially by the hand, al“6 And you were picked off from the wreck afterwards, luded partly to the auspicious circumstances in which he I presume?' said the querist.
had left me, apologised for the oversight, and concluded by « • Within an ace of it, by a shot from a Dutch man-of- asking me to dinner.' war, tired for no earthly reason that I could guess, except " • And you immediately discovered him to the police.' that I did not answer their first signal.'
4. Not i ! for as Brother Jonathan is much too jealous “ You should have waved your bandkerchief.'
a dry nurse of his adopted children to admit of any inter“'I should bave been waved myself, then,' was the reference in their education, so I sat down to a partie quarrée, ply, seeing that it was the only tie that bound me to life consisting of the captain, bis chief mate, an under secretary, and the main-top-mast, from which it was not exactly and myself
, and we laughed immeasurably over the claret convenient for me just at that time to part company.' and tbe story of my escape.'
“ • And pray, sir,' continued the inquisitor, 'how many "• Upon my word, young gentleman,' exclaimed the hours did you continue in that perilous situation ?' other, gravely, that is what we should call, in England,
“. Upon my honour, sir, I am unable to answer your compromising a felony.' question with any degree of precision, as I committed my “ * Very like it, I confess; but it was better than comwatch to the trusteeship of the deep; for the precious me- promising my safety, and I knew my nautical friend too tals, however they may contribute to keep a man's head well, not to feel assured, that if he had had the least suspiabove water on the Royal Exchange, have a marvellously cion of my attention to the cargo he left in my charge, he anti-buoyant tendency in the Atlantic. Besides, to let you would scarcely have allowed me to quit America without into a secret, I had, at that particular juncture, a strong some testimonial of his gratitude.' impression that Time and I had very nearly done with “ During this dialogue, Gideon, who found the young each other.'
gentleman so well informed on the subject under discussion “ • And may I enquire, then, by what miracle you as to render any explanation from himself superfluous, took escaped ?
an opportunity of withdrawing, leaving the matter en" By no miracle at all, sir, but by simply waiting until tirely in the hands of the underwriters. The latter worthe tide turned, when the vessel was left high and dry thies held a consultation, continued by three several ad. upon the sand; and I took the opportunity of stepping on journments, which ended, ou the 4th day, in their obtaining shore.'
a warrant for Gideon's apprehension. He, however, having “ • Upon my word,'exclaimed another of the party, 'you only his own safety to consult, had availed himself of certain were in high luck to have been able to hold out so long.' paper wings which he kept in his pocket-book, and had
“ • Luck, you call it !' replied the person addressed ; . well, sailed from Gravesend, with a fair wind, on his passage to we will not cavil about terms; I bave been accustomed to join the captain, just three days before the arrival of his call it by another name, though.'
officer in pursuit. “ • But, sir,' interrupted the first interrogator, did the “He was overtaken, however, not by Mr Larender, but by creiv make no effort to save the cargo ?'
a storm, by which he was shipwrecked in good earnest, and “* Ob, yes! their exertions were wonderful, and their found his way to New York, in so wretched and dilapidated success complete, in saving themselves, which they seemed a condition, that his old friend could not be prevailed on to to consider the most valuable part of it; and, as far as my believe he was the same person, and positively refused him observations went, they were about right, for always, ex- assistance, alleging, that it was a principle with him never cepting myself, there appeared to be little else in the ship to encourage impostors.” worth caring for.! • • The goods, then, must have been wretchedly packed.'there will be an end of its merriment.
The “ Humourist” will no doubt have a good sale, else “'Quite the contrary, I assure you ; had they been the ">Own jewels, they could not have been more beautifully
Falstaf's New Comic Annual for 1831. London. Hurst, page of comic embellishments from that volume. It is
to the contents of this week's Journal, in the shape of a Chance, and Co.
needless to enter into any description of them, as they By the polite attention of the proprietors of this speak for themselves, and are all exceedingly clever and Annual, which we have already noticed with the praise mirth-provoking. The volume contains upwards of a it merits, we are enabled to give an amusing variety | hundred similar pleasant specimens of pictorial humour.
turto “ ARN'T YOU WELL, sia ?"_" NOT WERT.'
FRIENDS DROPPING IN FOR A DRINKING BOUT.
TWO OF A TRADE NEVER AGREE,
The Iris : A Religious and Literary Offering. Edited
crooked and perverse in the otber. The greatest cowards by the Rev. Thomas Dale, M. A. Londou. Simpson
I have ever known among mankind were all bastardsLow; and Hurst, Chance, and Co. 1831.
the very thoughts of some of whom never fail to set me
a-laughing. There was one—a gentleman who had, inWe have already spoken of the embellishments of this deed, a little of the Blackamoor blood in him, but not volume, which are very admirable, and mostly from the much—the whole tenor of whose life was one uniform old masters. They are all on religious subjects. “ Christ track of fear and astonishment; even in his most festive blessing the bread,” by Carlo Dolci, is one of the finest hours be was seized with emotions of wild apprehension, things of the kind we ever saw. We are sorry we can while day and night he was on the look-out for objects of not bestow equal praise on the literary contents. They terror. A sound of thunder sent him home running are rather heavy, and many of the articles are written with eyes like to leap out of his head ; and once, on going by authors whom no mortal ever heard of before. Thus out to the moors by himself-a rare thing with him-a we have“ The Dream,” by the author of “ Private Life;" certain sound which he heard, which, from his description, “ Nathan and David," by the author of “ The Heir of must have been the cry of a mountain falcon, frighted Jeroboam ; " " A Reflection," by J. H. Hollings; “ Pas- him so, that he left gun, game-bag, coat and hat, on the sages,” by Willis Gaylord Clark ; “ Parted Twins,” by waste, and came home running in a state of absolute deMirs Cockle, (“ Phæbus ! what a name !") and many rangement. At another time, one very warm day, I saw others of equal eminence, among whom we may reckon him going with a particular swagger down towards the Miss Susannah Strickland, who treats us to five pages of river, I think to bathe, when, just at an abrupt corner of rhyme upon that “ small and easy” subject-the Deluge. a hedge, he came upon a huge black Aberdeenshire ex, The Editor himself seems a respectable gentleman; and with tremendous long horns. He was almost close on Thomas Haynes Bayley, who writes songs on all themes, the animal's face before he saw it, and, although the beast contributes a couple about the Virgin and Child, and tbe was looking quite innocent, standing in the shade, aod Infant St John. There are contributions, however, of a shaking his head and ears at the flies, it struck such a superior cast, from Miss Jewsbury, Mary and William terror into the young man's heart, that he lost all power Howitt, James Montgomery, Mrs S. C. Hall, and Miss of his limbs, and stooping forward, and leaning his hands Jane Porter.
upon his knees, looking his adversary straight in the face, he bellowed out in the most frightful manner, every bray
following hard at the tail of the other, till the ox himself Address to the Burgesses of Scotland, on the Necessity of his tail, he scampered off. Our gentleman then tried to
was confounded, and, first cocking up his head and then Immediate Burgh Emancipation. Glasgow. Thomas Murray. 1830. 8vo. Pp. 83. Sewed.
fly in the adverse direction, which had not once come ioto
his head till the stot showed him the example but do; This is a tolerably mettlesome pamphlet, on a subject he could fly none. Down he came at every three steps, with which we do not choose to inter re. It strikes
and at every fall uttered a cry of horror, which waxed us, however, that in several parts the author's style is too fainter and fainter. I never saw a more laughable scene. violent and inflammatory.
It did him a great deal of ill, however. Every one of these frights made him worse and worse, till at length he
went fair mad with fear; and his friends were obliged to New Music.— The Trystin' Tree. The Words by confine him in a lunatic asylum, where, for any thing I
Thomas Atkinson, Esq., arranged with Symphonies know, he is to this day; for, though he was pronounced and Accompaniments by John M‘Fadyen, Jun. Lon- well, he was so terrified for men, women, and beasts of don : Clementi and Co. Glasgow : John M‘Fadyen. all descriptions, that he would not come out again, judging This is a very simple and pretty melody, and makes
himself only safe within double-bolted doors.
The women, on the other hand, are all unstable and an agreeable song for the piano-forte. The music has a Scotch character, and the words are in excellent keeping they are to do to-morrow, and constantly fretting at
wavering in their minds, never knowing to-day what with it.
their lot, and impatient for something else. This is the general character of all that spurious race, to say no
worse of them; and in countries where they greatly MISCELLANEOUS LITERATURE.
abound, these qualities are known, and the race despised.
If a thousand natural children were to write autobio SOME REMARKS ON THE LIFE OF SANDY
graphies, they would be all tinctured with a shade of the
same dye with that of poor Alexander, and the fewer ELSHINDER.
that any town or country has of that sort of breed the By the Ettrick Shepherd.
I think there can be no doubt that these unhappy conTO THE EDITOR OF THE LITERARY JOURNAL.
stitutional failings generally proceed from the irritated Dear Sir,- This Life of Alexander Alexander, or state of the mother's mind, both during the time that Sandy Elshinder, as he is called here, is a remarkably she is nursing, and before the child is born. queer book-—one of the most interesting narratives I ever pointed affections, terrors of a discovery, and visions of perused; and it is scarcely accountable how it should be infamy and want surrounding her, all prey upon her so interesting, for certainly the life of a greater goose never heart, and produce that trembling irritability of soul, was written. For an absurd, dissatisfied, petted deevil, cer. known only to those who have wept under its baneful tainly his equal never was born of a woman. I know not influence. Why, sir, one may as well expect to find a how it is, but, from long and curious observation, I have ripe and luscious cherry on an unhealthy tree, as a steady remarked that bastards of both sexes are extremely liable frame of body and mind from such a parent stock. to this capricious disposition; and, in a general point of It is on this principle alone that I can account far the view, Falconbridge was wrong-manifestly and specifically inconsistencies of Alexander, for he seems to have been wrong-in proof of which, I only appeal to every man a sensible, sober, and honest man, and his work is maniand woman's recollection. Let them take a retrospective festly a narration of simple, downright facts, and the view of the characters of all the natural children they only pill in it that is hard to swallow, is the wretched ever knew, and they will find that seven out of every ten degradation of the British troops in India, and the overof thein are not like other people, either in body or mind ; | powering superiority of the native regiments. Sach a either they are decripit and misshapen in the one, or revolting picture never was drawn, as that of the eco
Domy of the 19th and 66th regiments while in Ceylon. his behaviour ; yet, with the above threatening imBut no man could, or durst, have invented such scenes pressed on his heart from infancy, he pops into his father's and published them.
house to give him a call! Although kicked out by the To speak of the work shortly, as a whole, I have read domestics, and a lawburrows put into his hand, on the it with the most thrilling and painful interest. It is ten 14th of December following, he thought proper to pay times better worth reading than Robinson Crusoe, and I his father another friendly visit, and another, till at length hope it will at least go through half as many editions. The he was taken up and sent to jail, the peace having been one is a romance, founded on a single extraordinary in sworn against him. cident. The other is a narrative of simple facts, of a Now, Sandy had nothing ado to intermeddle with the far more wonderful description, transacted in every cor- justice or injustice of his father's feelings towards him. ner of the world, and told with equal simplicity, energy, He was perfectly aware wbat these feelings were, and it and candour. I wish from my heart that Johnie Howell was his duty to have respected them. He knew wbat had left out a line here and there, half-a-dozen in the his orders were, and he ought to have obeyed them, and whole work would have counted in its favour; but that his temerity only met with the punishment it desercan easily be effected in the next edition.
ved. I have no doubt that the elder Mr Alexander is When I was in Edinburgh, I heard Alexander's father a very just and worthy gentleman, and that he will yet upbraided with the utmost vituperation. I differ from leave his wretched son an annuity that will add some them in this respect, and think that the son was ten comfort to his broken-down frame and helpless age. I times more to blame than the father; for certainly a more have a great mind to go and see him. provoking, self-willed wretch never existed than the There is only one thing I would impress upon the former, although evidently a man of many estimable father's consideration, and it is this that the constitution qualities.' I will state my sentiments to you candidly of his son's mind is absolutely not like other people's ; on this subject, and should they fall into the elder Alex. and as harsh treatment has no effect on it, there is noander's hand, I hope he will approve of them.
thing for him but to bear with it, and take it as it is. I You koow then, sir, that no man can account for the have no doubt that he is a sober, honourable, conscientious feelings of such a father towards such a son ; but any man being, though nearly as great a coward as my friend who can conceive them, after they have been manifested by met with the ox; and as for the formation of his mind's deeds. Alexander was ashamed of his son, and of his frame, for that he is not accountable. I have shown connexion with that son's mother, as a virtuous and con- from whence it proceeded, and Mr Alexander was partly scientious gentleman oaght to have been. In order, then, to blame himself. to break off that connexion for ever, was it not the most Another principal recommendation of the work is, the natural thing imaginable that he should send away the unaffected and very curious descriptions of events, chachild to a distance from himself and friends, to be brought racters, manners, and customs, in so many and distant up in private? He did this, and the boy was brought up corners of the world ; for honest Sandy, for all his unin a poor, but respectable family; and Mr Alexander fortunate heirships, is a man of acute observation, and no never had wit that he was harshly used. He next learned extraordinary incident, particularly of the horrible sort, business with Mr B in Kilwinning, a most worthy seems ever to have escaped his notice. But of all the inso
Then was completely fitted out for the West lent and intolerable wretches I ever read of, I give the BriIndies; for he confesses himself—“ my father did me tish officers, when abroad, the precedence. The descripevery justice, for I was well supplied with every neces- tion of those in South America, where there were whole sary both for use and comfort.” What could any father, hordes of officers without any body to command, is highly in such circumstances, do more? He proffered him a ludicrous; while the whole of their behaviour, particucommission in the army; the other refused it, and pre-larly to one another, is perfectly disgusting. I would ferred the West Indies. He proceeded there as well as fain hope there may be a little exaggeration of circumheart could wish for a young adventurer_better than stances here; and yet, I am sorry to say it, truth is too he deserved ; and there is not a doubt, that, had he con- plainly engraved on the tale. The sanguinary nature of tinued to fight his way like a man, his father would have that war of liberty is truly horrible. assisted him forward, and that he might, at this time, In short, there never was so unaccountable a chap as have been one of the first planters on those islands. It is Sandy Elshinder : quite manifest to me, that Mr. Alexander wished the lad “O! had I a headstane as high as a steeple, well, and ñeant to forward his views in life, but that he I would tell what he was, and astonish the people : was intent on keeping him out of his sight, and at a dis- How solid as gold, and bow light as a feather ; tance from him. Sandy was quite sensible of this himself. What sense and what nonsense were jumbled together!" But what does he next, with this assurance before his eyes and impressed on his heart? What! but from the Among his other qualifications, he was perfectly stufairest prospects, he takes the pet,-comes home crying pid, and never yet could travel a road by himself, without with vexation again, pops himself under his father's nose, going wrong, and the serions way in which these misadand asks a commission in the army! Confound the fellow ! | ventures are described, is really beyond all bounds ludiWbg could have any patience with him? His father crous. There is one, but I have lost the place, which answered the demand very properly. If I had been in his made me laugh till the tears ran down on the spectacles. place, I would have been in a greater rage than he. Really He was riding upon a dour ass; and a terrible storm of there was nothing to be made of such an inconsistent being. thunder, lightning, and rain, coming on, he became quite He says of himself, and very truly, “I was the sport of dumfoundereil, and lost himself, of course. In the midst fortune, I never could remain when she took a turn in of his greatest perplexity, the ass got into a vile pool with my favour; I had had so many disappointments, I had him, and Sandy, not knowing the proper way out again, no faith in her smiles. I think the maladie du pays was adopted what struck him as the next best resource..
will defy any man or woman who has not read the book, The last scenes with his father are, indeed, most pain- to guess what that expedient was! Let such prepare ful ones : but in my heart I justify the elder Mr Alex- their cheeks and jaws for a hearty laugh. It was to sit ander throughout. It is too plain that his son bad written still there on the ass's back all the night! Now, we him bitter and threatening letters; and worse than all, must not lose sight of Mr Watson Gordon's picture. To this had constantly been his threat from the beginning, think of Sandy's demure face sitting on the back of the
If ever you show yourself within my door, I will throw cuddy, in the midst of a pool, with the lightning flashyou off for ever." He was at this time paying the poor ing, the rain pouring, and the water waxing every mi. fellow L. 20 per annum, though inůch dissatisfied with nute, is really beyond any thing that ever happened in
nature. But the best of all is to come. In the darkness populace have flung themselves on the troops, and, after of that awful night, it struck him that he was dead, and three days' sanguinary fighting, have gained the victory." that his soul, for his stupidity, was condemned to sit on And the English residents,” said she,—“how have the back of that cuddy till the day of judgment! I am they been occupied amid this horrible conflict ?" not joking, sir, he tells it seriously that he thought so. “ Some of them bave fought side by side with the fu
He had another grand adventure with a mule in the rious bourgeoisie,” was my answer, “and some of course West Indies, a beast of Belial, who threw him over its have fallen ; but those who kept within their own bouses head into the fosse surrounding the garrison, broke away have suffered neither injury nor insult. The Parisians, into the woods with him, and, in fact, carried him having won the victory bravely, have used it with the wherever it listed. Finally, sir, it is my humble opi- generosity of men." nion that this book will be extensively read, and the “ Thank God !" said my fair companion, her countelonger it is known, the more extensively, for when it gets nance brightening. “ For a moment I did tremble, but among the common people, it will be read with as much your assurance sets my heart at rest. My friend is a avidity as Robinson Crusoe or the Pilgrim's Progress. mari of peace, and such being his special vocation, he As to the interest that Mr Blackwood has taken in the would scarcely rush into such a broil. And now, farework, he certainly never did any thing inore laudable, well-for a long, long time. To-morrow I depart for and I shall like him the better for it as long as I live. England, my own dear native land, never, perhaps, to I feel disposed to apply a Covenanter's verse to him visit your Scottish mountains again." which I have somewhere seen :
her a friend's kind wishes, and she moved away. “ If good deeds count in Heaven, ladye,
As I watched the tlutter of her drapery, it struck me as Eternal bliss to share,
more than probable that that change which all fair damYe hae dune a deed will save your soul,
sels contemplate as certain to happen at one time or other Though ye should ne'er doe mair."
in their lives, was about to befall her and that she was soon to find solace and protection on a husband's breast.
It is two months, two short months, as I have already
said, since tbis interview took place. The other day I THE VICTIM OF THE “ THREE DAYS."*
obtained from a mutual friend, fresh from England, a By the Author of " Tales of a Pilgrim.” few further particulars regarding her—a sad and moving 'Tis vain-a little while, and thou
issue to her story. As I suspected, she had the prospect Wilt pass away.
of a happy home before her. She had won the heart of You remember her, then—that bright-eyed, one qualified in every respect to make the cares of life fair-baired English girl, who, some twelve months ago, pass lightly over her, and his hand awaited her accepton the occasion I mention, graced our little fête ? We ance-as soon as some trifling family arrangements, which had known her in her childhood, in her own home; and he had repaired to Paris to expedite, should be completed. when she came among us in the blush of womanhood, a
In the interim, at the entreaty of his mother, who natusolitary sojourner in a strange country, we were delighted rally desired to become better acquainted with the object to repay to her the courtesies, which, in other days, her of her son's choice, she consented to pay a visit to the fafamily had showered upon us.
Duties, however the mily of which she was so soon to become a member, and often ungracious duties which are demanded of accom
it was on the eve of her setting out on that journey that plished females, who are compelled, by adverse circum. I chanced to bid her farewell. How darkly erolved are stances, to leave their paternal hearth to educate the the destinies of some, even of the fairest and best whom children of the high-born and the wealthy-occupied her this earth numbers ! That poor girl-young, beautiful, closely, and soinetimes months elapsed without her having and accomplished—ber heart bounding at the blissful an opportunity of paying us a visit. The last time I met prospect before her—made haste to reach the threshold her was about two months ago—on the very spot where of her future home-half persuaded—for what will not we now stand—here, in the centre of our crowded city, would be there to welcome her. She arrived—not to
affection anticipate?—that the object of her thoughts about three of the clock in as lovely a sun-burst as ever fell on yonder hoary ramparts. She flitted along, a thing meet an impatient lover-not to pass the few short days of light-her eyes full of joy-her cheeks gently flushed she was taught to expect were to elapse before she with exercise--her every feature expressive of hope and
gave her hand, happiness. A letter was in her hand, and, as she care
With her heart in it, to Francesco," lessly turned up the superscription, while replying to my in preparing her bridal garments--but to find him dead friendly greeting, I observed that it was addressed to -coffined—a spectacle of blood ! Paris. To Paris !-I could not for the life of me refrain Struck down by a French bullet in the heat of the from repeating the words, and something like confusion revolutionary tumult of the “ Three Days,” into which appeared in her bright eyes as I did so—but not of a na- he had rushed to rescue an aged and rashly inquisitive ture to impress me with an idea that the liberty I had taken relative, the youth had perished under the hoofs of the was unpardonable. So, with the impertinence of an old royalist squadrons, and she wbo was to have been his friend, I followed up the ejaculation, by enquiring whether bride, reached his paternal threshold almost in the same she had any one wbom she was anxious about in the hour that the hearse arrived that brought bome bis reFrench capital ?
r mains. Her grief_but why expose the feebleness of “ One friend-only one !" was her answer, and he, language by attempting to depict it? She is on the bed of cheeks flushed deeply while she spoke. “ But why, suffering, and it will be well if the mere pangs of bodily she added, turning interrogator in turn, “ do you put the ailment form the finale of this brief, but “ OWER TRUE A question with so much gravity ?"
“ Because matters have been going on somewhat roughly there of late," I replied. “The people, finding
THE LONDON DRAMA. their rights rashly invaded by their governors, have risen
Regent's Park, London, against them, and"“ And what?" exclaimed my breathless auditor, every
Monday, Oct. 25th, 1830. sense evidently on the stretch to catch the coming expla- Arragon, or the Hebrew Queen," is already amongst the
Mr Wade's long-talked of tragedy of “ The Jew of nation.
things that were ; and those who saw it not when it was “ And there has been bloodshed,” I continued.
performed for the first time, on Wednesday evening last, have now lost all chance of ever seeing it, for never will
• A fact.