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but the stem, considering its great length, is seen, there are scarcely any pews, but each flag stone

MATHEMATICS. stender. The branches fall oft annually, and of the floor is numbered, and as there are abundance leave knobs like those of a cabbage stalk.

of chairs, each person places one on his own particular

number. As soon as the first psalm ceases, and the The natives in this part of Africa are extra

Solution of No. 14, by Mr. W. Wilson.. sermon has commenced, each man places his hat on vagantly fond of palm wine, which is very

his head, and sits at ease—at least so it was in the If we designate by 6 the interval between the pleasant to the taste when first drawn from the church which I visited at

church which I visited at Rotterdam.-(Journal of a luminous bodies, by x the distance of one of tree; but until it has undergone fermentation Traveller.)

them from the point in question, and, consethey seldom drink it: then, although not so

quently, by b - x that of the other from the agreeable to an European palate, they relish

same point; we shall have, by a well known it more highly ; perhaps from the inebriating


property, when c is the intensity of the first quality it has acquired.

luminous body at the distance a, and d the inThe wine is obtained by making an incision

No. III.

tensity of the second at the same distance, in the tender head of the tree, and collecting

ca2 and daz_ which will represent the init in a calabash, into which it is conveyed by

From the common-place book of a Clergyman means of a small splinter of wood, communi

in Lancashire, who flourished in the begin- tensities of light at the point which is at the cating with the incision. The mouth of the calabash is lightly covered with dry grass, to ning of the 18th century.

distance & from the first luminous body, and

at the distance b - x from the second." Now keep off the swarms of flies and wasps. It is

the sum of these intensities, which we will rethen left until such time as, from experience,

Choler comes with sweetmeats. Steel. it is known to be nearly full; when a man

present by y, ought to be a minimum ; we Castom's a tyrant. again ascends the tree with empty vessels at Calendar Colendus Deus cord

shall then have, dy 2da2 2ca2 his belt, to replace the full ones, which he Church-yard as little thought on as any part of ye

Cor) x3 brings down in the same manner. This, not- / Parish by most people.

31cxb withstanding the height of the tree, is easily | Christian names given for distinction of persons, accomplished. The climber provides himself | surnames for distinction of families.

| If the intensities are equal, c=d, then x = 5. with a tough woodbine hoop, the circumfer Corruption then weary of working, when ye sea's ence of which embraces the tree and his body, weary of ebbing and flowing:

| Solutions were received from Amicus, and but with so much space intervening, as permits

as permits Christi vita instruxit nostram, mors Christi destruxit J. H. him to lean back at arms-length from the tree,


Cos ingenii, ars Philosophica. thus enabling him to fix his feet firmly against | Corruption sometimes carries the day against all our

Solution of No. 15, by Tyro. the knobs. In this way, by jerking the hoop

convictions. upwards, he ascends very quickly.

* First, the area of a circle whose diameter is Creatures strange taken for witches : such as

. | 6 inches, is 28.27 inches. The wine is always extracted from the male (1) Ye goat sucker, that sucks the navils and tree; the female, which bears the nuts, being nipples of little children, a creature that is

Hence, 231 • 28.27 = 8.17 the depth of too valuable to use in that way. The nut is much in Creet, and ye places adjoining.

the hole from the surface of the liquor. nearly of the size and figure of the walnut,

(2) Satyres, a rare kind of Apes, not usually If ac be the radius of the sphere, and at the Each tree produces three or four bunches.

known among us.

radius of the hole, we shall have, by 47. Euc. I

(3) Fayries, Pigmies, a dwarfish race of mankind. which are sometimes so large that a single

(4) Mairmen and mairmaids, sea-monsters. V AC2 – AD2 = DC, that is, in numbers, cluster has been known to weigh above 100

Corpus animale primitùs immortale, non conditione pounds.

V 144 – 9 = V135 = 11.61, this subcorporis, sed beneficio conditoris. (To be continued.) Crede et manducâsti.

stracted from 12, the radius of the sphere, Cesset voluntas propria, non erit infernus.

gives .391 inch for the height of the segment Christians grow, 1. Formà ; 2. Suavitate ; 3. Robore; cut off. Consequently 8.17 + .391 = 8.56 MANNERS AND CUSTOMS IN HOLLAND.

4. Vigore; 5. Incremento.

inches the depth from the surface of the sphere. Caprificus wild, if it gett rooting will breake a stone in ye wall asunder,

Neat solutions to the same question were I did not observe any one smoking in church, but Confiteri impossibilia insanientis est.

received from Mathematicus ; J. H; Mr. W. in the streets and highways, all the men, and a few Cards and dice called unlawfull games, and forbidden Wilson; Amicus; and Mercurius. of the women, have their pipes constantly in their the clergy, an. 75. months. I have seen a little boy, about ten years of Confessor, a Martyr in Bullion, wanting only ye stamp age, with a long black coat, silk breeches, his hands of a violent death to perfect him. Edward Con

Question No. 19, by J. H. in the pockets of the saine, silver shoe buckles, a fessor none such.

Suppose a cask in form of the lower frustums of tobacco pipe in bis mouth, and the whole crowned | Currenti cede furori.

two equal cones, joined by one common base, whose by a huge three-cornered cocked hat, under which Contemplative life in Monks hath pride for its father diagonal is 36 inches, and the difference between the the youth did move with a gravity of demeanour and idleness for its mother.

diagonal and length, is equal to the difference between becoming his great grandfather. The sight of any | Covenants of 3 sorts :-Amicitiæ, Commercii, Auxilii.

the bung and head diameters :-required the dimenlittle girl of six or seven years old, attired in her Chalkt land makes a rich father, a poor son.

sions of the cask when it will contain the greatest Sunday's costume, is quite sufficient to excite one's Cuckold, knight of the forked order,

quantity possible in ale gallons. laughter for a month. She moves within the massy | Creeds alone make no Christians. folds of some apparently antiquated gown, and beneath Cock ye name of a bad Musician;—when he began the far-spreading brim of a prodigious straw bonnet, to crow, men began to rise.

Question No. 20, by Nonpublicos. with the grave deportment of a woman of seventy Comforts, Copyhold inheritance. years of age ; and with this appearance every look Cor in Hebræo, sumitur pro judicio.

A person in a balloon at a considerable height, let and every gesture corresponds.

fall a ball of fire, which discharged a cannon on the Company of Welsh said ye Judges were good fortune During a short excursion in a Dutch stage coach, tellers; for if the prisoners but hold up their hands,

ground; the report reached the ear of the Aeronaut many of which are furnished with three rows of seats

| in the same time as the ball was in falling; what was

they could tell whether they must live or dy in the interior, I found myself seated behind a venera Covetousness a sin that wears a cloak.

the height of the balloon? ble old lady, who seemed so far declined in the vale Come let us look on Marie's son yt we may be cbearof years that she was obliged to hold the arm of a full, said ye Jews when melancholy.

Question No. 21, by Gamma. domestic who sat behind her. On arriving at our des Commend a fair day at night. tination, I, of course, offered my arm, to assist her Come home by weeping Cross: a place about two

From the equations xyz = 924 ; wyz = 792 ; feeble and emaciated frame in descending from the miles from Stafford.

| wxz = 504; and woxy = 462; to find the value of vehicle, My attention was first excited by the infan- | Camel going to seek horns lost his ears.

w, x, y, and z. tine beauty of the little hand which was presented to Cock-lofts' unfurnished ; i. e. wants brains. me ; and you may judge of my surprise, when, on Canterbury's ye higher rack, Winchester ye better! F Tyro is mistaken : the question No. 17, though raising my head, instead of the wrinkled visage of a manger

a cubic, may be resolved by simple equations. superannuaied womeo, I bebeld the smiling counte-Crafty as a Kendale fox. nance of a rosy child, with bright blue eyes and beau-Cup kills more than ye cannon. tiful flaxen bair. Io the few churches which I have Children are sweet briars,

Erratum.-- In the Solution of Question No. 13, I line 11, for 36 read 26.

MRS. BILLINGTON. The celebrated composer, Haydn, when in England, was frequently in her society. meeting her one day at Sir Joshua Reynolds', who had painted her as Saint Cecilia, listening to the angels, according to the common idea, Mrs. Billington shewed him the picture. It is like,' said Haydn, but I see a strange mistake. Where?' said Reynolds, alive to the merits of his performance. You have," replied Haydn, with graceful compliments, painted her listening to the angels; you ought to have painted the angels listening to her.'

There is a charming little flow'r,

A charming fow'r it is;
The brightest gem in Flora's bow'r,

And sweet as Beauty's kiss.
There is no fragrance in its sigh,

To tempt the busy bee;
It does not please the butterfly,

But it is dear to me.
I love to see the little thing,

When morning paints the skies,
Before the lark is on the wing,

Open its sparkling eyes.
Then bright and fresh with shining dew,

It glitters to the ray,
With triple spots of various hue,

So fancifully gay.
This is the flow'r that I will wear,

That girls may cease to tease ;
Its name is music to my ear.-

What is it called ?- Heart's Ease.


THE MUSAEID. absolutely dressed herself in her brother's clothes | man--a lině practical allegory of a modern husband;

last night, and walked to Manchester and bought it the other a beautiful set of pearls, much handsomer

somewhere for 2s, 6d. ; we set to and read it. Mr. than those Mary Beltop had at the last AssemblyNo. IX.-THURSDAY, MAY 29, 1822.

Gracegrove dined with us--Mr. G- thinks him- | I'll wear 'em next Thursday on purpose to mortify

self uncommonly clever; wanted to talk with me her. Mr. Tacit called, told him it was my birthNulla venenato littera mista joco est. OVID. about poetry-advised me to read Chaucer; thinks day, asked him to write me some verses; the man

there are no good novels now-a-days-almost all of sighed and looked melancholy; I suppose he was I cannot suspect it in the man whom I esteem, that there is the least spur from spleen or malevolence of intent in them licentious and impure; Clarissa Harlowe' is his thinking of ........ presently he picked up my these sallies;-I believe and know them to be truly honest favourite, and he recommended me to read Tom | tinsel bridegroom, avd asked if it were my weddingand sportive :--but consider, my dear lad, that tools cannot Jones,' I had read them both, and was ashamed today also; I told him, yes'-he said I was very redistinguish this, and that knaves will not.

acknowledge it. Went to the Theatre this evening; gardless of my happy choice; I wanted to know TRISTRAM SHANDY.

Clara Fisher's benefit-never saw her before-as- whether a woman should be fond enough of her hus

tonished and pleased with the little prodigy; a full band to eat him. My old aunt Catherine dined with We called the other morning on our friend

I house--bate full houses--no room for the gentlemen us, and brought me "Thomas á Kempis' for a gift. Miss — ; we were ushered into the breakfast room,

to go about. Mr. Gracegrove bothering me all night she had fitted it out with a most elaborate though and, until the lady appeared, entertained ourselves

about the beauties of Sheridan's Comedies--50 very well meant inscription, To my dear God-daughter with a sorvey of the various elegantiæ which ornamented

delicate and cbaste; asked him what he thought of and Niece this book, to shew her the way wherein her work table. Among others, a neatly bound MS.

the screen-scene-heard him afterwards praising her feet should find a path, and to mark out the imitabook attracted dur attention, and without any con

• The Marriage of Figaro' and ·X Y Z to my tion wherewith she ought to be an imitator, is given sideration of what it might contain, we ventared to

Papa. We never look well at the Theatre owing to op the twenty-third celebration of that day when she open it. Our own name immediately caught our eye,

that horrid Gas; forgot my glass and was obliged to was boro into the world, by me, who am her sponsoand a curiosity to discover in what manner we were see without it.

rial mother into the Church, and her affectionate connected with a lady's private devotions, induced

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26.-Finished the first aunt in the flesh. It was accompanied with a store as lo acquaint ourselves with the contents of the

volume of the Pirate ;' wish I had read them all of good precepts, which I hope not wilfully to book. Before we were interrupted, we had time to

quite satiated with these Scotch Novels, and yet one neglect. copy the whole of the manuscript in short-hand, and

feels obliged to know something about them. Can't TUESDAY, JANUARY 29.- I get quite weary of my we now publish it for the entertainment of our

tell what to say about this --- must find out what the journalizing- but I will win Mr. Tacit's gloves ; had readers. We hope our sweet friend will forgive the

wise ones think. Mr. Tacit called this morning; a lazy fit this morning, obliged to send home the larceny of her secrets-every thing, but wbat is now

saw the Foscari' on the book stand, asked me if I Pirate' unfinished. Persuaded my Mamma to go to presented to the world, will for ever be inviolate in

had read it ---told him no'--nor he; he had seen the Theatre this evening, Miss Weasley played our bosom. In compliment to her wonderful perse

some extracts from Cain,' and he would never read . Juliet ;' what a happy creature Juliet must have veranee, we will call it

another line of Lord Byron's; afraid he would talk | been, married at fourteen, and in sach a snug romanTHE BOOK OF A WEEK.

about · Don Juan'- I am sure I must look conscioustic way I wish there were masquerades in Man

if any body speak of it. Dined at the Moulton's ; chester; I should like to fall in love at a masquerade MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 1822.-Qaite deter- a very large party-Mrs. M- the volgarest womap -- there is no falling in love in Mancbester. Court." mined to begin my journal to-morrow. Mr. Tacit I know ; she told that they had given 7s. 6d. a pound ship is a regular siege here; a man'sits down before says, no woman has resolution to persist in one rega- for the salmon; and asked Mr. Gurman if he would his mistress, attacks her with an artillery of presents larly for a week-convince him of the contrary. En- bave a piece of the belly-sate by that brote Eatwell ; ] and a light fire of billets doux--if this do not sac.' tirely Mrs. Banck's fault I did not commence it with never saw such a voracious monster--he snatches atceed, he turns the siege into a blockade, presents the new-year as I meant to have done ; ordered my every thing before him: I was breaking some bread all intercourse with the citadel, and never desists' book for the first of January, and it was not sent and he nearly stuck his fork into my hand, and then until she either surrender, or the siege is raised. home until the second ; great disappointment to me ; mumbled out an apology thought it was something WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30.-Went to town. could not begin regularly as I intended, so felt slipped from his plate.' Mrs. Sayton observed, that several people in the Square-every body seems to myself careless about it-thought it would do any the gentleman was eating tarkey. Very stupid in wear plaids in some shape or other ; can't endure them time-besides bave had other things to engage me. the drawing-room-Jave Moaltop and I went up stairs; myself. Called on Mrs. Tristfull-found her as usual;

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23.- Really could not she shewed me her correspondence with Captainsad rheumatic paids--shocking catarrb-could'nt begin yesterday. Mary Durnove called on me in Epaulette-never heard such rabbish ; Jane must be possibly survive the winter; no, no, it was her last the morning, and would oblige me to go with her to a simpleton-I'm sure the Captain thinks she is; I season ; so dreadfully asthmatic, and the fog quite Mrs. Penlove's. Mrs. P- would have po nay'- I wonder her mother will permit such firtation

wonder her mother will permit such flirtation--the destroyed her. In the evening Papa would take us I must join her party to the Concert. Resolved Captain quoted that line of Pope's, and wast a sigh to the Panorama'; Mr. Tacit, who dined' with him, about beginning to-morrow-- must go into the Square from Indus to the Pole;' thoaght it doubly misap- accompanied us. A very imposing exhibition ; Papa this morning, I want some lace—we dine at Mr. plied ; first, the lady not at all frosty, and secondly, compared it to a warping-mill-what a Cappon.' Raffle's-positive Mr. Tacit's wrong.

the Captain rather sighing towards Indus than street notion. The conversation afterwards turned THURSDAY, JANUARY 24.- I'm going to begin- otherwise.

on shipwrecks. Mr. Tacit mentioned one very wonder how people keep journals---Anne Caton SUNDAY, JANUARY 27.–Very cold morning'; put' forcibly described in · Don Juan;' asked me if I shewed me her's once-thought it was very formal - on two petticoats to keep me warm in church; won-had ever seen it-told him a story-be offered to she fills it with poetry and staff. I never tried to dered who that handsome fellow was with the Dake-| transcribe it for me ; said he could lend me the write poetry but once, when I wanted to compose a neys-could'nt keep my eyes off him-afraid he book, but that he would not insult me by the proposonnet to the moon, that I might call it the crystal must bave noticed it; determined to speak to them sal-looked as unconscious as I could; afraid I must mirror where the sun is glass'd,' but could not think after charch-thought the Doctor uncommonly tedi- have betrayed myself though. of any thing else to say--fancied that a pretty idea. ous; my Papa 'said it was an excellent sermon-- THURSDAY, JANUARY 31.-Now Mr. Tacit where Had The Pirate' sent me from Mrs. Mervyn's--she could'nt tell any thing about it' .. .. .. .. are your gloves, I will wear them this evening. always keeps the books a day too long-just glanced .. .. .. .. (here there was a considerable Don't quite like the new dress which Mrs. Taylor it over-think I shan't like it--the names don't seem hiatas, and a memorandum in pencil to ask coa'sin has sent' me; something simpler wonld have suited good. Mr. Winnow calls it a 'sea saw'--would not Jane about the text and sermon ; know she writes me better-put it on bowever--and my pearls; lie laugh at bis pun-vexed him. A very genteel Con- | them for an exercise, think it right to have theri in down a few hours in the afternoon, and I shall look cert to-night-Catalani sang better than on Tuesday .. .. .. .. .. ) went to the Dakeneys at quite beautiful--and keep to the end of the night.

thought Mrs. Whimble looked wretched-never the conclasion; that conceited Maria stuck close to Had a very pleasant evening--the gentlemen very saw hair in such borrid taste- her feaibers stack up the beau, and pestered him in the most outrageous agreeable and quite enow of them; danced the first behind like a peacock's tail-thought she'd a fan io manner--the man smiled impatiently at her tattle, quadrilles with Mr. Tacit, asked him for his gloves-ber bead. Mr. Tacit asked me about the journal and I saw him enquire who I was; my Papa called told him I had persevered for a week ; be seemed told him I had begun it-bet me a pair of gloves I me to the carriage, and I was obliged to leave my quite astonished-asked what I 'bad done, could not did not continue it a week-determined to win them. curiosity unsatisfied-since heard it was Mr. Dacres, recollect any thing ; read over the week's proceedDid not feel well all evening ; fancied I must look of Bath. Finished another volume of the Pirate' ings when I came home, and found I had not regisdeplorably; saw Jane Arnold eyeing me quite trium and read the Evening Lessons and Psalnis.

tered one profitable action which I had performedphantly; ran to the glass when I got home-- fright MONDAY, JANUARY 28.--My birth-day--twenty-quite ashamed of myself-give over keeping a ened.

three years old ; got up with some very serious journal until I have something better to put in it. FRIDAY, JANUARY 25.- Better this morning ; lay thoughts on the occasion--in the breakfast room' be

1 N . B.-Mrs. Tristfull at the Assembly. in bed until noon, in order that I might be fully re- fore any one else : opened the Piano--my Papa came covered before night; took my cocoa there, and lay down and interrupted me · Hallo! girl, a sad despairing reading The Pirate;' Mary Darpove insisted on sort of ditty to strum on thy birth-day,' playing No

EXCUSATORY. coming up---could'nt think what was the matter with body coming to marry me'-did'nt kpow I was. Papa We are seriously concerned for the prevalent sep: her; she laughed and looked so sly, at last it came sent me two presents from Manchester, one a half- timents of disapprobation which exist towards our out, peep from her musl Don Joan;' the giddy girl | penny-worth of gilt gingerbread moulded like a performance; more especially as the reproach of it is pointed towards individuals who are entirely innocent number of bright white garments which were intonation. All music then ceases, all sounds of the offence-if offence it be considered.

then worn. The name of this Sunday, in the are hushed, and an awful silence reigns around, • Qui s' excuse trop, s' accuse.' And we have no old Latin Church, was Dominica in Albis, as while in a low tone the pontiff recites that most doubt, that if we seem too anxious and positive in

was the Sunday next after Easter, on the same antient and venerable invocation which prethe vindication of our conduct, we sball incur the

occasion. On this day the Holy Ghost de- cedes, accompanies and follows the consecraadditional imputation of disingenuousness and falsehood. It was the knowledge of this maxim which

scended upon the apostles and other Christians, tion, and concludes with great propriety in the induced us, on a former occasion, to attempt the

in the visible appearance of fiery tongues. | Lord's Prayer, chaunted with a few emphatical removal of the unreasonable suspicions which were


The celebration of divine service in St. Peagainst us, by exposing, with the ridicule they de- l ter's church at Rome, on Whit-Sunday, is thus

Shortly after the conclusion of this prayer, served, the absurd pretences on which the charges described hų es described by Mr. Eustace, in his Tour in

the pontiff salutes the people in the antient of personality and slander were alledged. Some Italy.

form, “May the peace of the Lord be always rational minds were satisfied by what we then

• The great or middle doors of the church

with you,” and returns to his throne, while the said ; but as prejudice is not so easily allayed, we

are thrown open at ten, and the procession,

' return to the subject in a graver spirit, and assert

choir sing thrice the devout address to the Sa

viour, taken from the gospel, “ Lamb of God upon our words of honour as gentlemen, that with preceded by a beadle carrying the papal two, or at the most three, exceptions, every personal cross, and two others bearing lighted torches,

who takest away the sins of the world, hare enters and advances slowly in two long lines

mercy upon us. resemblance which may have been fancied in our

When he is seated, the two papers, was entirely accidental, and the effect of un between two ranks of soldiers up the nave.

deacons bring the holy sacrament, which he premeditated coincidence. Which those exceptions This majestic procession is closed by the pon

first reveres humbly on his knees, and then reare, we do not think it proper or necessary to acknow. | tiff himself, seated in a chair of state sud

ceives in a sitting posture : the deacons and ge. We confess our regret for their appearance, I ported by twenty valets, half concealed in the

the sub-deacons then receive the communion because we understand they have hurt the feelings of drapery that falls in lose folds from the throne;

| under both kinds, the anthem after communion the parties, and, in the words of an amiable author,

he is crowned with his tiara, and bestows his

: is sung, a collect follows, and the deacon diswbat title have we to wound the mind more than the body.

misses the assembly.
benediction on the crouds that kneel on all
In palliation, bowever, we may be

The pope then offers up his devotions on suffered to say, that we considered all the circum- sides as he is borne along. When arrived at his

his knees at the foot of the altar, and borne stances to which we alluded, matters of so much the foot of the altar he descends, resigns his

| along in the same state as when he entered, tiara, kneels, and assuming the common mitre notoriety, that we were doing notbing more than

passes down the nave of the church, and ascends simply putting into print, facts with which every one seats himself in the episcopal chair on the in certain circles was previously conversant, and that right side of the altar, and joins in the psalms i middle of the front of St. Peters. His imme

| by the Scala Regia to the grand gallery in the out of these circles they could not possibly be and prayers that precede the solemn service. i did understood. Towards the conclusion of these preparatory

diate attendants surround his person, the rest We have a further explanation to offer, which in devotions his immediate attendants form a cir

of the procession draws up on each sie. The justice to onrselves we feel we cannot omit. The cle around him, clothe him in his pontifical

immense area and colonnade before the church chief part of No. 7 of the Musieid was not written

are lined with troops and crowded with thourobes, and place the tiara on his head : after by us, and, as great offence has been taken at it, we

sands of spectators. All eyes are fixed on the trast we shall be exempt from the consequences.

which, accompanied by two deacons and two

sub-deacons, he advances to the foot of the The circumstances of its publication are the follow- | sub-deacons, ne anvances co me 100 Of

gallery; the chaunt of the choir is heard at a

distance ; the blaze of numberless torches plays ing :-it was sent to as through the mediam of Mr. altar, and bowing reverently makes the usual

round the columns; and the pontiff ap. Smith, when we ourselves were unprepared with a confession. He then proceeds in great, pomp

pears elevated on his chair of state under the Musaeid, and were on the point of determining that through the chancel, and ascends the pontifical

middle arch. Instantly the whole multitude nothing under that title should appear in the forth-throne, while the choir sing the Introitus or coming Iris. Mr. Smith requested, that if the per- psalm of entrance, the Kyrie Eleison and Glo

below fall on their knees; the cannons of St. formance were at all tolerable, we would not disap- | ria in excelsis, when the pontiff lays aside his

Angelo give a general discharge, while, rising point him of so considerable a department of his 1 tiara, and after having saluted the congregation

slowly from his throne, he lifts his hands to paper : accordingly we undertook to revise it, and in the usual form, the Lord be with you, reads

heaven, stretches forth his arm, and thrice gives not without difficulty, stripped it of what we con

his benediction to the crowd, to the city and to ceived to be the most objectionable parts. We were the collect in an elevated tone of voice, with a

all mankind : a solemn pause follows, another compelled to do this in haste, for the compositors degree of inflection just sufficient to distinguish

discharge is heard, the crowd rises, and the were waiting of the copy, and we find that many

it from an ordinary lecture. The epistle is then things escaped us, which, had we noticed them at read, first in Latin then in Greek : and after it | Pomp gradually disappears.' the time, we certainly should not have permitted.- some select verses from the psalms, interSo far the blame rests with us, and we own it the mingled with Alleluias, are sung to elevate the

Monday, 27.---Whit-Monday. more readily, as we are not ambitious of the credit mind and prepare it for the gospel.

This day and Whit-Tuesday are observed as of the production.

“The pontiff then rises, gives his benediction festivals, for the same reason as Monday and Gentle readers, we desire you will have so much to the two deacons that kneel at his feet with | Tuesday in Easter. Their religious character, faith in our sincerity, as to believe what we now tell the book of the gospels, and resigning his tiara, however, is almost obsolete, and they are now you. It is for the ease of your own hearts that we

stands while the gospel is sung in Latin and in 1 kept as holidays, in which the lower classes have given you this long history—that you may be

Greek ; after which he commences the Nicene still pursue their favourite diversions. quite sure of having escaped our odious attacks.

creed, which is continued in music by the choir. For ourselves, we are secure in a deep veil of concealment-not one of your flimsy lace or gauzes When the creed and the psalm that follows it

Hark, how merrily, from distant tow'r, wbich both invite and satisfy curiosity ; bat a thick | are over, he decends from his throne, and ap

Ring round the village bells; now on the gale

They rise with gradual swell, distinct and loud, heavy sort of stuff, which your eye cannot penetrate, proaching the altar with the same attendants

Anon they die upon the pensive ear, nor your band lift up; and though you may guess and and the same pomp as in the commencement of

Melting in faintest music. They bespeak guess, and guess again who are under it, you bave the service, he receives and offers up the usual

A day of jubilee, and oft they bear, not guessed, and you never will guess truly. oblations, fumes the altar with frankincense

Commixt along the onfrequested shore,
from a golden censer, and then washes his

The sound of village dance and tabor loud,
hands; a ceremony implying purity of mind

Startling the musing ear of solitude.
and body. He then turns to the people, and

in an humble and affectionate address begs their Such is the jocund wake of WHITSUNTIDE,

prayers; and shortly after commences that When happy superstition, gabbling eld,
sublime forın of adoration and praise, called

Holds her unhurtful gambols. All the day
“the preface,” because it is an introduction to

The rustic revellers ply the mazy dance
SUNDAY, 26.-Whit-Sunday.

On the smooth sbaven green, and then at eve the most solemn part of the liturgy, and he

Commence the harmless rites and auguries ; On Whit-Sunday, or White-Sunday, the chaunts it in a tone supposed to be borrowed

And many a tale of antient days goes round. catechumens, who were then baptized, as well from the antient tragic declamation, and very

They tell of wizard seer, whose potent spells as those who had been baptized before at Eas- noble and impressive. The last words, “Holy,

Could hold in dreadful thrall the labouring moon, ter, appeared in the antient church, in white Holy, Holy, Lord God of armies," &c. are Or draw the fixed stars from their eininence, garments. The Greeks, for the same reason, uttered in a posture of profound adoration, and And still the midnight tempest. Then, anon, call it Bright Sunday ; on account of the sung by the choir in notes of deep and solemn Tell of uncharnelled spectres, seen to glide

Along the lone wood's unfrequented path,

| or jackets, ornamented with silver gilt lace. These great complacency, while he bestowed bis most beStartling the nighted traveller; while the sound preceded the procession, but were not considered tonignant smile on the passing monarch. It was known Of undistinguished murmurs, beard to come form a part of it. The clergy of the city had met that the conduit was to run with several sorts of wine, From the dark centre of the deepening glen, the King at St. Thomas of Watering, and made a and those wbo bad shouted themselves thirsty, thought Struck on his frozen ear. KIRK WHITE. show o, taking their places in the rear. The piety of the time arrived at which it ought to flow, and were

Henry would by no means permit this, and he insisted load in their demands, that this should take place in that their holy body should precede. The Archbishop, honour of the King's arrival at that spot. But the

the Abbot, and Monks, of Canterbury, had received managers of this part of the business wisely conThe following account of the triumphal entry

the King with great pomp and solemnity in that city. sidered that it would be likely to produce confusion, of Henry V. into London, on his return from

Chichely had accompanied him thence to London, if done while much of the procession had yet to pass, Agincourt, we extract from a book just pub and now arrayed in his sacerdotal robes, took his and therefore declined compliance with the wishes lished, entitled, The in the pageant as head of the church.

of the crowd, who, instead of being treated with " The Bishops of Bath and Hereford, who had draughts of wine, were regaled with the killing of

newly returned from Constance, were near him, and Goliah. David threw the stone with great precision, “ Though the month of November was now consi

these, like himself and the other prelates who were and the giant died with a very good grace; but his derably advanced, a fair and cloudless day gladdened

present, had arrayed themselves for the occasion in club descending rather abruptly on the great toe of the bearts of the expectant thousands, who assembled

all that ecclesiastical magnificence could supply, to the conqueror, caused the Jewish monarch to enterto greet their retnrning mouarch. The Lord Mayor,

enhance the grandeur of the show. The superbly- tain himself and the spectators with a dancing step the Sheriffs, the Aldermen, and a train of more than

embellished crozier, vied with the lustre of the daz or two which he had not rehearsed, before he prothree hundred opulent citizens, went in procession to

zling mitre. Incense flamed from the massy censers; ceeded to complete his performance by the decollation meet the King at Blackheath. For a week before,

costly chalices, met the eye at every step; and of the vanquished Philistine. the most extensive preparations had been made to

besides these, a collection of rare objects, held to be “But the most splendid feature of the pageant was give all possible effect and splendour to the triumph.

above all price, were carried with appropriate state furnished by an arch, thrown completely across the "Some houses were wholly fronted with scarlet

and reverence, as relics of departed saints. One road, at the expense of the corporation of the city. cloth, ornamented in different parts with fancifully

priest had the glory of bearing a lock of John the In the centre was a wide space, through which the worked wreaths, each of which was left to serve as a

Buplist's bair, cut from the head as it lay in the cavalcade was to move; and on each side a passage window to those within, through which they might

charger, after it had been carried from the ball in for the crowd of spectators. A rail had been erected behold the spectacle, and manifest their own en

which it was displayed to the inbuman Herod. Ano- on each side of the way from Fenchurch to the westhusiasm. Others were decorated with tapestry, ou

ther sustained one of the stones by which St. Stephen tern end of Cheap, within which the citizens bad which the triumphs of Edward the Third were repre

bad perished, which, striking him on the temple, stationed themselves. sented, and some by extraordinary activity bad ob

The arch was surmounted was said to bave terminated the sufferings of the with battlements, in the centre of which was a castle tained paintings of scenes in which the reigning

martyr. Relics of seventy other saints, all equally of jasper greep. This was rudely approached with monarch had acted a conspicuous part, connected

valuable, came in succession, the whole being sold sword and fire, by a grim and most uncouth figure, with the battle of Agiocourt. “Of a truth,' said Mr. Whittington, this re

lowed by a splendid cabinet, which was made par- wbose garments were stained with blood, wbile a

ticularly prominent in the march, and which was wreath of vipers decorated his head. He was inminds me well of some of the merry days who h were

believed to contain a sample of the true wood of the tended to represent Discord, who, supported by Renot uncommon in my youth. Truly our English genius can furnish forth noble devices to celebrate a

cross, on wbich the Saviour suffered at Calvary, bellion, Heresy, Falsehood, and Rancour, the last victory. See you there, my young master, is not

This invalnable morsel was gained from the Saracens wearing the form of a dragon, proposed to overthrow

by negociation. From the arts, to which they had yonder a right good mystery, the which doth unite

that goodly fabric, the castle, and raze it to the Scripture with the history of this famous island, for

been known to resort, some doubts of its identity bad ground. To oppose this formidable host, Sapience, the edification of all beholders?'

at one period got abroad, but they were all happily wearing the appearance of venerable age, and habited “Wbile speaking, lie pointed to a sort of rehearsal

removed, by the numerous miracles performed through in white to indicate the parity of his intentions, was whicb was then taking place, in which an enormous

its eficacy, which satisfied those who were held to seen arming Loyalty with a battle-axe, Religion with

be the most competent judges in such matters, that the cross and Bible, Truth with a light, and Valour giapt was seen scornfully to raise his vast club on which appeared the Reurs de lis of France, to strike to

the infidels, to their other crimes, bad not added the with the helmet and spear of Saint George. The

unpardonable sin of palming on their Christian friends contest was fierce, but short. Discord retreated at the earth a handsome youth, who, under the standard of St. George, advanced for England with a sling and

an impostor splinter. It was ac, ordingly treated with the advance of Sapience, Rebellion perished under a stone, to attack, in the character of David, the

the reverence considered to be due to it, being the weapon of Loyalty, Heresy was struck to the threatening monster. The giant had been constructed

elegantly set in gold, and surrourded with pearls and earth and bound hand and foot by Religion, Falsehood on so bold a scale, tbat it was feared the stage would

precious stones. The Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and fell dead before the bright!y-beaming light of Truth,

citizers, who had joined the King at Blackheath, and Rancour, overthrown at the first onset with the pot be sufficient to hold him, when he fell before his

now appeared. The Mayor was atired in crimson conqueror; and the matter now to be arranged was

representative of Saint George, by horrible howlings the position in which it would be advisable that he

velvet, turned up with fur, and the scarlet dresses of confessed the resistless prowess of the British Chamshould stand, so as to guard against a double down

the Aldermen, coming immediately after the clerical pion. Exulting in the disconfiture of the vanquished, fall, which woald occasion the actor some incon

body, formed a very imposing spectacle. Not the the City of London, personified by a comely matron, venience, and mar the spectacle intended to be ex

least interesting part of their share of the pageant, advanced with a train of virgins, to celebrate the hibited. Further on, a vast tablet was displayed,

was furnished by the bearers of two large, substantial, triumph of Sapience, and to bestow on him the laurel on which the following verses were inscribed :

and rich'y-embossed gold basins. In each of these, of victory. He modestly declined wearing it bim

five hundred marks had been placed, which, with the sell, but pointed to the monarch, as the individual to raptum nobis ant redde Britannis

basins, had been voted as a present to the King, to whom it belonged, and the City of London, at once Ant ferrain expectes, ultrices insuper igoes."

signify the joy of the Corporation at l'is bappy return. recognizing the justice of this decision, failed not to These were then reported to have been ased by the “ The alien mercbants, resident in England, dressed forward it to grace the brow of Henry, at the same English King at the close of a copserence with the in the costume of the several nations to which they | time accosting him in these words :French Ambassador, immediately before the com belong, caine next.

" Sovreegn Lord and Noble King, thee beest mencement of the war, and were thought to prove " The oslicers who had distinguished themselves at welcome out of your realm of France, into this your that the spirit of prophecy might be counted among Agincourt, were then seen, and now the King himsell blessed and famous realm of England, and in especial the great qualities of the victorious Henry.

was momentarily expected. It had been reported unto us your most notable City of London, we thank « Arother scaffold had been raised, in which a that his belmet would be carried before him, in the ing Almighty God of his good and gracious atchieving group of children appeared, clothed in white, with same battered and unsbapen state in which it was left so great triumphs, beseeching of his merciful grace wings attached to their shoulders. It was not deemed when the battle ended. But Henry, considering that to send you prosperity and many years, to the com: at all prophane, for an actor, in a pageant or mystery, this would serve to evince a vain-glorious disposition, fort of a'l your loving people, and the Citizens of to undertake the personification of the Almighty. In had given positive instructions that it should not be London is especial.' this place, elevated on a golden throne, a venerable used in the cavalcade. In place of it, immediately! “The train of this dignified personage then sung personage, with a long white beard, was seen pre- before him, he caused a banner to be carried, inscrib- the following verses, which were rumoured to have siding over the angels as the Deity; and on eitbered · Non nobis Domine, non nobis sed nomini tuo, da been written by the poet Lidgate for the occasion : hand fuller-sized angels than those which hare been gloriam.' On a white courser superüly caparisoped,

. Sovreegn Lord welcome to your city, mentioned, appeared, representing Fame and Victory, Heory advanced with an air of modest reserve, bow • Welcome our joy and our heart's pleasance, with trumpets in their hands, prepared to sound the ing from time to time in return for the deafening • Welcome our gladness, welcome our gufficience, glories of the approaching bero. sbouts which rent t'e air in all directions. The King

'Welcoine, welcome, right welcome may you be;

Singing to fore thy Royal Mije-ty, "At noon, the expectant crowds were refreshed passed the conduit, which was decorated with banners

* We say of heart, witbout variance, with tidings that the cavalcade approached A and streamers, and at that moment Fame and Victory Sovreegn Lord welcome; welcome our joy. handred youths, representing the bachelors of London, blew their loudest blasts, and the smaller angels • Mayor, Citizens, and all the Commonalty, led the way, wearing black bonnets, with doublets, I cominenced their hymns of praise, to which the re

"At your homecoming new ont of France,

. By grace relieved of all their old grievance, and bose of the same colour, with sky-blue medallions, presentative of the Deity appeared to listen with

Sing this day with great solemnity.

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