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Exciseman, in an agony of terror and despair, struggling about forty pages to a description of Edinburgh, and the as hard as he can, but, in spite of it all, whisked along objects of interest in its immediate vicinity, proceeds to give with the greatest ease.
And there are the inhabitants of a minute detail of four great tours through the country, 2 the town at their doors and windows, in delighted asto- always starting from Edinburgh as head-quarters. The · nishment, wishing the strange musician “luck of his first of these tours is to Stirling, the Trosachs, Loch
prize." There is an immense deal of spirit and life in Katrine, Loeh Earn, Loch Tay, Taymouth, Dunkeldi the whole scene. This work is to be published in Parts, Perth, and back by Kinross, Loch-Leven, Dunfermline, every three or four months ; and if all the successive and Queensferry. The second is to Glasgow, Dunbars Parts be as clever as that now before us, it will be a ton, Loch-Lomond, Inverary, and back by Loch Long, valuable addition to this department of our literature. Greenock, Paisley, Hamilton, Lanark, and the Falls of The Real Devil's Walk is a jeu-d'esprit, not without Inverness, and back by the Caledonian Canal, and the
Clyde. The third is to Perth, Dunkeld, Blair-Athol, cleverness. The verses on Montgomery are smart :
Western Islands. The fourth is to Peebles, thence down " Then meeting the Brummageın Milton next, the Vale of the Tweed by Selkirk, Melrose, and Kelso to Full of tbeological flummery,
Berwick, and back along the coast by Dunbar and HadThey pass'd, for the bard knew nothing of Satan, Though Satan knew Montgomery.
dington. By the aid of foot notes, numerous variations
are marked upon these routes, of which the traveller may " And be said to himself, I'll surely look
avail himself, as his inclination or convenience may prompt: Out a place for this prim divine;
To these also, six steam-boat tours are added, namely, As be has thought fit to put me in his book,
troin Leith to Stirling, from Leith to Aberdeen, froin I'll not fail to put him in mine.'"
Glasgow to Inverary, from Glasgow to Fort-William, Nor does the joke at Colburn's expense want point :
and by the Caledonian Canal to Inverness, from Glasgow
to Campbeltown and Ailsa Craig, and from Edinburgh “ And Colburn he shunn'd, or the Devil's incog Lad been but of little avail,
to London. Thus, no part of the scenery of Scotland is
overlooked, but, on the contrary, an accurate account is For he very well knew the agreeable dog Would persuade him to publish his tail,"
given of all its most romantic regions, wbether belonging
to the Highlands or Lowlands. And what are the beauThe Designs are by R. Cruikshank, and are pretty ties of foreign lands, that may not be found in our own ? good, though a little commonplace.
Has Switzerland any thing more sublime than Blair The Landscape Illustrations of the Waverley Novels Athol, Ben Nevis, and Glencoe? Has Italy aught inore contain finely engraved views of very interesting scenes.
lovely than the Trosachs, Loch Katrine, and Loch Los There are four plates in each part ;-in Part I. — Arran, mond? Has Spain a scene more calculated to rouse alt Doune Castle, Penrith, and Windermere ;-in Part 11. the glad spirit of chivalry, than the view from Stirling Skiddaw and Keswick, Dunnottar Castle, Loch Ard, Castle? Has Germany a fairer river than the Clyde, or and Waste of Cumberland ; and in Part III. Solway France a richer district than the Carse of Gowrie? Has Frith, Newark Castle, Glasgow Cathedral, and Mirk- green Erin, proud as she justly is of her Giant's Cause wood Mere. We can safely recommend this publication way and her Cove of Cork-has she a Staffa or an Iona? to our readers.
And has Merry England, with all her luxuriance, a val
ley of more exquisite beauty, than that through which The Illustrations of the Comic Annual, for 1831, are rolls the Tweed, by ancient castle, and venerable abbey, as yet only in progress, but twelve of them are now be- and noble wood, and pleasant town, and greenly undulafore us. They are woodcuts, like those in the volume ting hill? No! there is no land like our own land, and for this year, and abound in funny ideas. Thus we have there is not a more delightful guide-book in any lauguage, the portly coachman, saying to the thin and consumptive-than the " Scottish Tourist and Itinerary." looking passenger," You are booked for Gravesend, sir, I think ;"--the powdered footman, calling out to the poor fiddler—“ One scraper at a door is enough ;"
FRENCH LITERATURE. dialogue on the deck of a smack, between the skipper and Tableau des Terrains qui composent l'écorce du Globe, ou a Wretebed Cockney dying of sea-sickness—“ A'n't you
Essai sur la Structure de la Partie Connue de la Terre. Well, sir ?" “ Not very ;"—the tipsy orator, tumbling off his seat just as he says—“ Gentlemen, I rise to
Par Alexandre Brongniart. 1829. A Paris : Chez and so on with the rest. We are always glad to see
F. G. Levrault. Edinburgh : By Thomas Clark. inirth thriving in the land, and we therefore wish the Tableau des Corps Organisés Fossiles, précédé de Re* Camic Annual" all success. It will be a sad day for us
marques sur leur Petrification. Par M. Defranche. all, when we cease to find any ainusement in caricatures.
1827. Paris : F. G. Levrault. Edinburgh : Thomas
Par M. Rozet. Paris : Chez Selligue.
Scenery unul Antiquities of Scotland and the Western Dauphin. Par la Société pour la Propagation des Jsland,
With a Description of the Principal Sleam Connaissances Scientifiques et Industrielles, et sous Boat Tours.
Third Edition, with considerable Addi. la direction de M. le Baron de Férussac. Huit Sections and Improvements. Ilustrated by Maps, Views, tious. Mars. 1830. Thomas Clark, Edinburgh. and Engraved Routes. Edinburgh. Stirling and Kenney, and John Fuirbairn.
We lately took occasion to deplore the gossiping spirit 1830. 12.00. Pp. which characterised the greater number of geological spe
culations published in this country. It is with a view to Verily, Scotland, thou art a pleasant country, and following out the remarks we then made, that we have pleasant it is to travel through thee, with a book like the selected, as our subject of discourse at present, the works present in the corner of one's portmanteau, for reference whose titles we have quoted above, some of which, althougia and authority in all matters of doubt and difficulty. We included in our last parcel truin France, can scarcely be agree with the patriotic author, that our “ land of gleann- considered new books. ing lakes and heathy mountains” is the most interesting The distinction, first made by German naturalists, and in the world, and he is no true Briton who does not ho subsequently adopted by the French, between the seiences Rour and adınire the unconquered and magnificent scenery of Geognosy and Geology, has scarcely been noticed on of Caledonia. The ** Scottish Tuurist,” alter devoting this side of the water, and has never been strictly ubeer
ved. By geognosy, we mean an exhaustive description who canvass these matters with the freedom required in of the rocks wbicb compose the rind of this terrestrial scientific discussion. It is, therefore, with considerable globe, their relative positions, and the characteristic phe- pleasure that we see the terms Saturnian and Jovian penomena of each ; in short, their natural history. By riod, substituted in the place of autediluvian and postdigeology, we mean a theory embracing and explaining all luvian. These new terms have no reference to any hy. the facts recorded in geognosy. The first of these sciences pothesis, scientific or theological, and consequently do not affords an ample and attractive field for the investigation warp or bias the mind. of the naturalist ;—the other is still in its infancy. We The two works whose titles we have copied after that have, as yet, scarcely penetrated more than two thousand of Brongniart, are favourable specimens of the manner in fathoms perpendicularly into the bosom of the earth; or, which the subordinate labourers in science—those who in other words, we have not yet penetrated, in compari- only aspire to furnish facts, and conduct minor investison with the earth's diameter, beneath the superficial gations for the lords paramount_execute their work in plane; and even the shallow knowledge we have obtain- France. Rozet's Memoir is a most valuable contribution ed of the world's crust is confined to Europe, and one or to the department in which Brongniart has done so much. two parrow and isolated spots in America. Yet we may The name of Defranche is better known; both Humboldt rsery day hear one of our most celebrated British na- and Buch have borne testimony to his services in the turalists assuming upon this scanty induction, that the cause of science.' same arrangement of inountain rocks with which he is The last work mentioned at the head of this article, acquainted holds through all the four quarters of the we have cited merely with a view of making our readers globe; aud laying down the law regarding the order and acquainted with the plan of what we consider the most manner of their deposition as confidently as if he had wit- useful catalogue raisonné of what is done in art, science, piessed the whole process. We shall not stop to take under and literature, that is to be found in Europe. It is pube review the trash contained in pamphlets and journals, in lished, as the title-page announces, by the Society for the which the writers mix up fact and theory, here inferring Propagation of Science and Manufactures. The director a theory from a fact with which it has not the most dis-in chief is M. Férussac. The Bulletin was originally pub tant connexion, and again assuming some fact, because it lished in 1823 as one work, under the title_“ bulletin harmonises with this theory, in an incoherent and ram
Général et Universel des Annonces et Nourelles Scienbling strain, of which Dame Quickly herself might be tifiques.” Since that period it has been divided into se jealous.
veral sections, each of which is conducted by its own To all such unprofitable writers, we would recommend editor or editors, and may be subscribed for apart. The the truly scientific spirit of modest diffidence which per- sections are at present eigbt in number-1. Matbemativades the treatise of M. Brongniart, as a model for their cal, Physical, and Chemical Science; II. Natural and examination. His classification is characterised by a Geological Science; III. Medical Science; IV. Agricul. happy perspicuity, in seizing upon the individualities of tural and Economical Science ; V. Technological Science; each kind of rock. His acquaintance with the geognosy VI. Geographical Science; VII. History, Antiquities, of such countries as bave been examined, is most exten. I and Philology; VIII. Military Sciences. Each of these sive ; and, although possessed of a mass of detailed infor- sections is edited by an individual of known eminence mation, which might crush a weaker miod, he compre- in the department of which it treats. The notices are hends within his view not only the territory which has necessarily succinct, and, in general, such as are fitted to been explored, but the yet more immense terra incognita acquaint us rather with the ground gone over in a book, which lies behind it.
iban with the manner in which the author has acquitted It may appear something like an anticlimax to those himself. Still, emanating from a capital so centrical to unhabituated to scientific enquiry, when we descend from all the European states in which science is cultivated, and the consideration of such merits, to consider Brongniart's containing such a mass of scientitic talent and information, terminology. This, however, we can show in a few words it is better calculated to give the recluse a notion of what to be a most important subject. It is a-fact, as melan- is going on ju the world of letters, than any work we are choly as it is generally known, that sciolists and dabblers acquainted with. have continually interrupted the progress of every science, by straining it to inferences, and applying it to purposes, with which it has no concern. Geognosy has not escaped
GERMAX LITERATURE. the fate of its brethren. Tyros in this study, instead of W. Aleris gesammelte Novellen. Zwei Bände. (The colcontenting themselves with prosecuting it from a love of knowledge, have attempted to convert it into an engine,
lected Novels of W. Alexis. Two volumes.) Berlin :
Duncker und Humblot. Edinburgh : Thomas Clark. some of attack, and some of defence of the Christian re
1830. ligion. In either case, the attempt was (to use the mildest term) exceedingly ill-judged. Christianity rests upon The name of Willibald Alexis is more widely known a mode of proof, with which geological facts do not neces- in Britain than that of any other German novelist of the sarily come in collision ; and to pretend to peril its truth same calibre; chietly from the notoriety attaching to his upon its coherence with a science so immature, could serve romance of Walladmor. The idea of translating a ro 110 other end than that of prejudicing the well-meaning mance by Sir Walter Scott, which did not exist, was a against the latter. The organic remains of creatures pot lucky hit, and raised him, although at some little expeuse now in existence, have given rise to many curious theories. of character, above the level of that dense mass of romance They were eagerly seized upon at one time, as arguments writers who crowd each other in Germany even to suffo for the universality of Noah's deluge. Their deposita cation. His talents have now got into the free air, and tion, however, must have occurred much more tranquilly, if they do not bud and blossom, it is the fault of his ori. and occupied a much longer space of time, than the sacred ginal organisation. We remarked, so far back as an early records assign to the duration of that awful judgment. number of our first volume, that the spirit of system posa But in abandoning this raw theory, the terms employed in sessed the heads of German authors in every department it have still been retained, and hence we constantly hear of literature. We showed it in their teachers of riding, naturalists talk of antediluvian remains. Now, this term and in their anthologists; and we may i'w point it out (taken by itself) is as harmless a word as may be; but it is with equal precision in one of their novelists. The friends constantly and unavoidably mixed up in the minds of the of Alexis suggested to him a collection of his minor works, mass of readers with a reference to Noah's deluge, which and to this he has prefixed a learned preface, in which he begets in them confused notions on the subject, and ba- undertakes to demonstrate two things. The first is, that bituates them to unfounded and unjust suspicions of all the natural toudency of the literary spirit of the day is
towards romance-writing. With so many witnesses at no common order of natural talent, joined to no small
-hand in England, France, and Germany, we could have study, to fit a man for directing the education of youths 't allowed him to take this for granted; but he weaves it to this important office. Yet no encouragement is held
into such a prettily expressed theory, that we can scarcely out to such men, no care taken to secure their services. si a quarrel with him for his unnecessary expenditure of la- The consequences of this illiterate spirit are obvious.
bour. The second is, that the series of novels reprinted | Where is there a divine of the Church of Scotland who in these two little volumes are a fair picture of the deve- is looked upon as an authority? Where are her Hookers
lopement of his mind up to the period of his composing and Taylors ? de Walladmor. This point also we are willing to take for It may be of use to the counteraction of this spirit to *** granted, as it gives us an opportunity of enquiring what turn the attention of our clergy occasionally to what is -** sort of a mind be has got. The result of our investigation doing in other lands. We are sorry to add, that this task ei is, that his muse is a true mocking bird. The reader is rendered still more incumbent upon us by a spirit of meg may form to himself, from the perusal of these tales, illiberal ignorance, which showed its strength among us - an idea of the various schools of novel-writing which in the course of the late Apocrypha controversy. be have succeeded each other in Germany since the war of Schleiermacher, the author, whose work has provoked it: 1813. The romance called “ Ibbou" is in the style of these remarks, stands at Berlin in equal reputation as a
those of La Motte Fouqué's stories, in which he has at profound philosopher and an eloquent preacher. He is the tempted to embody, in his artificially naïve language and great rival of Hengel, who is now generally allowed to rank
mystically chivalrous sentiment, the adventures of mo- at the head of German philosophers. Schleiermacher's putri dern French and German soldiers. “ The Brown One," church is the most crowded in the city. Not least in the
or “ Collaborateur Liborius," is an unconscious imi- catalogue of his merits is that candid and enlarged spirit A si tation of Hoffman's intoxicated and genial absurdities. which prompted him to be one of the first stirrers in tho
This will not be so apparent to those who judge of Hoff- late happy approximation of the Lutheran and Reformed, man's misdirected genius only through the English trans or Calvinistic, churches. We feel much inclined to enter lation of his “ Devil's Elixir.” But they who are ac- upon the discussion of this theological system, but as such quainted with his “ Serapion's Brothers" will recognise a man ought not to be discussed piecemeal, we reserve
the likeness at once. Even the “ Battle of Torgau” is our remarks till the whole work has appeared. 0,"only an echo of one or two nameless novelists, who at.
tained a temporary popularity by neatly dishing up the old stories of Frederick of Prussia's wars. It would ap
Archiv für Geschichte und Literatur. Herausgegeben von pear, therefore, that Alexis's intellectual course has been
Fr. Chr. Schlosser und Gottlob Aug. Bercht. Erster one of change rather than progression. We see bim suc
Band. (The Archives of History and Literature. Pubcessively attempt different styles,-form himself upon dif
lished by Schlosser and Bercht. First volume.) Frank
furt am Main. ferent models; but we look in vain for any growth of his
Bronnersche Buchhandlung. S, own intellectual powers. He was a happy and success
Schmerber. Edinburgh. Thomas Clark. Diful imitator in his earliest work, and in his last he is no There is at present no country in Europe in which se bez thing more. Still a man may strike out good thoughts much effective talent is brought to bear upon historical
in a style of writing that is not quite original. Alexis is research as Germany, Niebubr, Savigny, and Eichhorn, a modest and ingenious man, and we have known worse have, by the rare union of original genius and patient in
amusement for a winter eveniug than many of his tales. vestigation, thrown an entirely new light upon the origin Isabor Sotne of them would bear trauslation well, and we re and progress of the Roman power,—the manner in which
commend them to the attention of some of our bulkier its empire was divided,--and the resurrection from its
brethren--they would overflow our narrow banks, and fragments of civil government and philosophy. Ham7126 sweep away Mr M‘Corkindale like a Morayshire flood.
mer, passing beyond the limits of Europe, has given us
the first complete and authentic history of the Ottoman Der Christliche Glaube nach den Grundlsützen der evan- Heinrich, the diffuse but shrewd Sartorius, have each
power. The stern and laconic Müller, the industrious gelischen Kirche im Zusammenhange dargestellt, von Dr Friedrich Schleiermacher. Zweite umgearbeitete knowledge. The divine, the lawyer, and the philologist
made valuable additions to the mass of our historical Ausgabe. Erster Band. (The Principles of Christian have lent the aid of their various enquiries to elucidate Belief, systematically arranged according to the doc- whatever was dark and unsatisfactory. Men may doubt trines of the Evangelical Charch.. By Dr Frederick of the soundness of German philosophy,—they may KesiSchleiermacher. The second edition, completely rewrote. First volume.) Berlin : G. Reimer. Edin- her conquests in the domain of history are tangible and
tate to admit the value of her imaginative literature--but burgh: Thomas Clark. 1830.
undeniable. We remarked, some time ago, that the institutions of Schlosser, the principal conductor of the new periodithe Scottish Church were unfavourable to the systematic cal we are now about to introduce to our readers' ao+ study of Theology, and we embrace the opportunity af- quaintance, is not one of the least among the German forded us by this work, to revert to this important fact, historians. His history of the eighteenth century, and and at the same time to guard against misconception. his contributions to the Heidelberger Jahrbuch, have esThere are many strong-minded and widely read divines tablished his character. Of his younger and less known in
our church, and still more faithful practical preachers. coadjutor, Bercht, we are inclined to augur favourably, Bat the attachment to extreme principles of Presbyterian from some of his contributions in the present volumes parity which has deprived our church of a body of men, The plan of the work, as detailed in the preface, is such who, unencumbered by parochial duties, might devote as to enlist us in its favour :-“ Our Journal is devoted themselves to the task of studying, and systematizing to history in the widest sense of the word—to ancient and theology, and defending divine truth against the attacks modern, to political and scientific history; it is destined of the infidel, has exercised a most malign influence, as to the reception of essays, criticisms, extracts from importmay be seen in the paltry provisions which have been made ant works, (particularly from such foreign publications as for the encouragement and support of persons upon whom are less generally accessible,) and, in short, to every thing the chur ehmight devolve the task of rearing future minis- which, in the opinion of the editors, is likely to promote ters
. A man may be a pious and exemplary Christian, historical research.” The conductors next proceed, accordo although not a systematic divine; but he will prove an ing to the established custom in the case of every new paindifferent pastor, unless disciplined and exercised in theo- riodical, to demonstrate the utility of such a publication, logical investigations and arguments. And it requires and the non-existence of any thing that can supply iss
place. They promise that party spirit-literary, religious, time we'll be back. So, good night, and God bless ye or political-shall have no intiuence over their criticism. till then.- What! not take a buss, Will ?" (turning to a They declare themselves willing to encourage every symp- young man by bis side.) “ Why, blow me! if you don't tom of talent, but ready to express freely their opinion look now as like a marine as ever I see'd any thing in my of all pretenders. They give notice that no person need born days! When I was a younker, I'd never have seek to publish bis sentiments through the medium of their thought of parting company with a pretty girl without publication who fears to append his name. From our a salute given and taken ; but times are altering sadly; confidence in the character and talents of Schlosser, from more red-coats than ever. I should not be surprised but the principles upon which he professes to act, and from what, in the course of time, there'll be no such thing as the specimen of his work now before us, we have no a free-trader ; but it is one comfort how so be, I shan't doubt that it will prove a valuable accession to literature. live to see it. There-that's right, lad; take another;
There are only three reviews in the present volume-odd 's unlucky :one of Meyer's History of Switzerland, another of Aschbach's History of the Ommajadi in Spain, and a third of
And now away to sea right merrily, Bignon's History of France, from 1799 to the peace of
With every rag now set so cheerily,
Hoist ! heave, and sail away!'” Tilsit. As they are reviews deserving the name-i. e. meant rather to give the reader an idea of the book than Of all the pretty maidens of Kent, (and they are not to show off the ingenuity of the critic—they afford little few,) Lucy Lawson was one of the prettiest. On Mayroom for remark. They present us with a condensed ac- day, who so often chosen queen as Lucy? At fairs, her count of what the books reviewed contain; and the ob- title was acknowledged and undisputed. Happy was he jections to their execution in some of the minor details are who could get her for his companion during the day, and judiciously made. The history of Switzerland, and in his partner for the dance in the evening, though at the particular its modern history, has hitherto been a deside- expense of loading her with ribbons, and all the other enratuin, for Müller's work is only a fragment; and Meyer chanting articles of rustic female finery, displayed by the seems to be adequate to the task. We are promised some itinerant traders assembled from all parts of the county, important information respecting that period of Swiss to the grand centre of attraction, Waldershare Fair. Alas, history during which the country was organised upon for Waldershare! The days of thy glory are gone! No the model of republican France in one of the succeeding more will the thought of thy one day's mirth and frolic volumes.
gladden and cheer the heart of the lowly cottage maiden, The original essays are extremely interesting, as well and the honest and hardy peasant, through the twelve on account of their matter, as of the able manner in which months' labour and toil; nor will the pale mechanic, or it is handled. The first s a parallel between Madame de close-confined shopkeeper, ever more taste the enjoyment Stael and la Citoyenne Roland; the second an account of of thy verdant lawns, and noble avenues, enlivened by the sources from which the later Roman historians de- the presence of the young, the happy, and the free! Thy rived their knowledge of public events; the third a dis- last fair was held years ago. But let that pass. Though sertation on Dante's Paradise; the fourth a narrative of Lucy's claims to beauty were everywhere recognised, the arrest, trial, and imprisonment of the superintendent you could not have fixed on one single feature to which Fouquet, under Louis the XIV., and of the circumstances the term regular might be applied ; but there was such a which led to the disgrace of that minister ; the fifth a lightness in her step, such glee in the tone of her voice, picture of the Greek Universities, Professors, and Stu- her hazel eyes were so arch, yet soft, and such a sweet dents, in the time of Julian and Theodosius--a disserta- dimple Jurked round the corners of her lips, so pouting tion which possesses much novelty, and makes us ac ripe and rosy, as if “ suing to be prest," and half open quainted with a very curious state of society.
with a slight smile, displaying teeth beautifully whiteand then she had a countenance so glowing with health
and happiness, and so small and neat a figure, that it was MISCELLANEOUS LITERATURE.
no wonder she was the cause of many a sore beart, as well
as head. Of all her numerous admirers, both seamen and THE WATER-CRESS GIRL; OR, THE SMUGGLER'S landsmen, Will Smith was the successful one. To him LAST TRIP.
all the others had at last to give way. Will was as open,
bold, and manly a young fellow, as ever put foot on salt Will had promised his Sue, that this trip, if well ended, Should coil up his hopes, and he'd anchor ashore:
water, and next to Lucy's father, was the best seaman When his pockets were lined, why, his life should be mended; and smuggler on the coast. Lawson was an old tar, who, The laws he had broken, he'd never break more.
from the time he could first handle a rope to the time of “ Come, cheer up, Lucy, my girl; what's the fun of our story, had been a smuggler, and now, by dint of great piping your tears aboard ? Ha'm't I said it, and when did success, as well as skill, bad become owner of the Lucy, ever Jack Lawson make false entry in his log, in the one of the fastest sailing luggers that had ever come off matter of keeping his word? Come, belay, woman; you the stocks, and so named after his daughter. Smith bad know as well as an Admiralty clerk knows his A B C, always been looked upon by the old man with a favourthat this is to be my last run, and the coast's pretty clear able eye, and since Lucy had chosen him for her future into the bargain. The red-coats are some twenty miles commander through life, he had made him his mate. For to the south’ard, and on a wrong scent; we've got a good a long time his daughter had used all her influence with her wind, my head is a good chart of this here coast on both father to make him give up his mode of life, but till the sides, and your namesake will carry us across and back time at which our story opens, in vain. He had now again afore morn; and by to-morrow's sunset, we'll have promised that this should be his last trip, and that hence you spliced to Will, and what more can you wish? So forth he would live at home, and no more tempt the fordry your look-outs, and give us a buss, and then we're off tune and the peril of the free-trader. Lucy was dearer and back again for good."
to him than all the world; her mother had died in giving “ Yes, father ; but don't you see the mist rising east- her birth, and she was to him all that remained of his ward, and the sun's casting an awful kind of unnatural first and only love. He was proud of her too, for Lucy glare on it ? and don't you hear that long heavy boom ? was somewhat more educated than the rest of her comIt bodes no good, and I'm terribly afraid we'll have a panions, and had even at times tried her hand at spinning storm soon. I'm too much of a sailor's daughter, not to the yarn of a very simple species of rhyme or ballad, to kuow something about the weather."
the great delight of the old man; and now that she had “ Right enough there, lass, but I know 'twill not be chosen a sailor, and that he was going to see her happily worth mindin' afore eight bells o' the morning, by which married, who so well pleased as Lawson ?
la the greatest glee he took leave of his daughter on the sharks flung iu our way, when we'd made so syre of hapresent occasion, and started along the cliff, followed at ving the coast clear. All hands, ahoy! Let out another some distance by Will, who had stopped to say something reef in the main, and hoist the foresail. Are ye ready which seemed to interest him and his sweetheart exceed there, fore men ?"_" Ay, ay !”—“ Away with it, then ! ingly, from the close position which it brought them both That's right, my lads. She's walking a little faster now, into. He soon came in sight of his boat, which lay wait- Will. Are we dropping her at all ?”—“ No, sir : she's ing for bim in a small bay formed by the projecting of let out another reef in ber main, and hoisted her gaff with two headlands, while, concealed under the dark shadow of a single one."_“ Schooner-rigged, then ?"_" Ay, ay, one of them, lay his far-famed lugger, the Lucy. Being sir.”—“We must fight, then, Will; and if we've any
nos rejoined by Will, the two sailors descended to the luck, we may send one of her masts by the board ; but . beach, and found the boat waiting for them, cautiously she's too old I think to have any hope in her yawing. kept by her skilful crew just on the outside of the surf. Clear the deck there, and out with the tompions ; we À wave of the hand from Lawson, and with one stroke of may perhaps make our sixes rattle in a way she'll like her oars, she ran her head on the beach, and a few mo- about as much as nine-water grog on a banyan day. ments placed her again in deep water, swiftly cutting her Knock the head out of that cask, and lash it to the main; way towards the lugger, propelled by six pair of stoat and there'll be enough of fighting water in't.— Are yeall ready willing hands. In a short time they were all on board, now, every soul of ye?”—“ Ay, ay!"-" Then listen, my the galley hoisted in, and the Lucy standing gallantly lads, while I speechify a bit. You see we've but three across the Channel at the rate of nine knots an hour. The chances. First, run, and so get clear off ; second, fighe, . opposite coast was reached in safety, her cargo, which was and beat them; third, blow ourselves and them to the ready waiting for her, was soon stowed away, and swiftly devil together. We'll try 'em all in turn; and now lie in, back again she came, favoured by the same strong side- every mother's son of ye, and let not a gun be fired till I wind.
give the word.” A change, however, had taken place in the weatber. The schooner was by this time within a mile of the The night had become quite dark, except to the eastward, smugglers, and had now altered her course so, that in a wbere, on the verge of the borizon, a misty red light short time she would have run across the lugger's bows, seemed to be dancing on the top of the waves, though, and brought her whole broadside to bear on her; but Lawfrom the extreme distance, it could scarcely be told which son was too old a hand to be caught in that way, and put. was sea and which sky. Large heavy masses of dark ting the tiller a little to starboard, the Lucy, in a moment,
clouds were coming rapidly up with the wind, while every was running parallel with her foe. “ Ha! ha! old boy!" | now and then, some small cloud was detached from the muttered the smuggler; “ too deep for you this tack, I
main body, but was as soon scattered and dispersed by the imagine. He's beginning to speak now, Will, and seforce of the blast, which was rapidly rising. The long riously too.” A cloud of sinoke rushed from the schooner's beavy swell of the sea, which bad been prevalent during side, and a whole broadside of her shot passed harmlessly the fore part of the evening, had now assumed the appear- over the smuggler, owing to her falling, luckily, in the ance of arching waves, rolling thunderingly on, and break- critical moment, into the trough of the sea, while her aning and re-forming every moment.
tagonist was, at the same moment, raised on the crest of “I say, Will," began Latson, who was holding the a wave. “ See, Will, he's tired of this; and, by all my tiller, and anxiously watcbing the signs of the weather, hopes, here he comes right afore the wind! Bring ber a : " I'm blow'd but here's a pretty storm a-brewing. 'Tis point more to the wind, Will, and we'll rake him. Steady,
corning on so fast, that I'm afraid we'll have to run to the my lads, steady; for God's sake, wait till I sing out !" | wath'ard, and that, I guess, is right into the teeth of the The schooner was now within pistol-shot of the lugger,
sbarks, and be d-d to them !"_“I can't say as how I never suspecting she could have any metal weight enough like it at all,” replied Will ; " 'specially as them 'ere gulls to harm her, and was just rounding to bring another are making such furious sail to the land ; if them birds broadside to bear, when Lawson, springing forward, sang aro't the weather glasses, I'm a land lubber. But as for out, “ Away there, ye Lucies ; up with the ports, and the matter of running to the south, why, I think ’twould give it them cheerily, my lads !" be even better to run her right ashore, and take our The ports were up, the guns run out, and fired by the 1 ebance; we may perhaps cheat Davy that way, but, by eager and anticipating smugglers, almost before the words the other, 'tis all up with us."
were out of their captain's mouth. The schooner shook " Belay there with your pipe, you young imp of the to her very kelson, under the unexpected volley. Down devil,” roared out Lawson to an embryo free-trader, who came her foremast, her rigging was almost cut to pieces, was whistling'most unconcernedly on the forecastle, “or and in a moment she lay nearly a wreck upon the wa17 make this rope and your back better acquainted. Iter, tossing ungovernably. The smugglers, taking ad. wonder you haven't hoisted in more ballast in the article vantage of her helpless state, soon shot far ahead of her, of sense since you've been to sea than to whistle in a but not before Lawson roared out, “ All hands ahoy storm. A pretty sort of a place you have sarved your there, and clear your pipes, and give us the Lucy's song ; time in, and be d—d t'ye, not to know better than that !” 'twill serve as grog, by way of a relish to their supper.
“Ahoy, there aft!" sung out a voice from the bow, | You three musicians there, are ye all ready to make sail where the lagger's look-out was stationed ; "a sail rising on it ?”—“ Ay, ay,” answered three of the men, who, saward on the starboard bow! She's coming up right from their having rather good voices, with tolerable ears, afore the wind, under reefed tops and a jib.”
bad obtained that sobriquet from their companions. " I'm blow'd, Will, if I don't like this about as much “ Heave away, then;" and instantly, with clear but as a stripped marine does the drummer! Who the devil strong voices, they struck up the following rude strain, can she be? - Ahoy, there aft!-What is't lad ?" which sounded far from disagreeable, especially in the
* The strange sail's hoisted her main, double reefed, and chorus, given at the end of each verse, when the voices has veered a point more to the nor'ard.”
of the whole willing crew gave it with a cast peculiar to " By George, this is no joke now! Take the glass, Will, their own wild kind of life ; and the lashing of the waves your eyes are younger than mine, and see what you can against her sides, and the whistling of the wind tbrongh make of her.”" By heaven! Lawson, her hull's rising; her cordage, formed a not uvappropriate accompaniment. she's a kiog's ship, as I am aliveWho the devil can she
THE LUCY's song. be? Strike iny tops! but she sees us now, and here she comes with a vengeance."--"You're right! you're right,
Ist Voice. bay! We must clap on more sail ; our spars will bear And now begins the race, for the eager shark's in chase ; it; but it is d-d unpleasant to have this bere nest of All hands do pipe, ev'ry sail to crowd ;