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Accordingly our saint one day
And sworn the sight was quite a treat.
This-notice towards them to divert is meant, Of this varied and remarkable poem it is not
Their heads he might declaim at ease,
See for particulars advertisement.
N.B. In such a way they're joined, our purpose, in our present No. to give an In wretched Siamese.
As not to shock the most retined.' analysis; or even to pronounce a detailed cri. • Brethren! (for every one's my fellow,
“ The public then were disengaged tical opinion upon its yet unpublished linea Though I am white, and you are yellow,)
No Lyon in especial raged,
For poetry there was no passion, ments.
Brethren! I come from lands afar
All politics were out of fashion; brity of its author renders it an object of so
The last new novel, called · The Peerage,' Is slavery, pray, so soft and glib a tie,
Had fallen flat upon this queer age. much interest, that we are sure we shall better That you prefer the chain to liberty? consult the taste of the public by devoting a
Is Christian faith a melancholy tree,
“ No kings were going to Guildhall, That you will only sow idolatry?
No dukes were trembling to their fall;' lew columns to its illustration, than by occu Just see to what good laws can bring lands,
Both Charles and Charleys lived in peace,
No Philip there-here no police.
Serenely thieved the nightly prigs,
And placeless walked the pensive Whigs,
Time frowned not-and the distant storm for us, and for the book ; and we will only say, Say, can you bring at once your action ?
Slept dull on that dark sea-Reform.
In such a dearth of conversation, that if any one does not feel their force or To gain a verdict than the poor?
Judge if our Twins caused some sensation. beanty, the person so unhappily situated will With us alike the poor or rich,
From ten to five o'clock each day,
There thronged to see them such a bevy, Never enjoy the pleasure and delight which Justice to all, the law dispenses,
Such cabs and chariots blocked the way, its perusal has afforded to us. (N.B. Thurs. And all it costs - are the expenses !
The crowd was like a new king's levée.
Sir Astley bid high to secure them,
To cut up when the spring was o'er ; press to-morrow afternoon ; so that by printing Now, that's a quid pro quo -- too seri
He had, he begged leave to assure them, all night, sufficient Nos. may be ready for our Ous much for beasts naturæ fera.
Cut up The Skeleton' before. fer customers on Saturday morning.*] With us no beast, or bird, is holy
'Twas much, they'd see, if they reflected, Such nonsense really seems to shame laws!
To be with care and skill dissected; Safice it now to state, that, with much of play And all things wild, we shoot at - solely
And if next year they would prefer-he ful, as well as of deeper satire ; little touches Subject to little hints, callid Game laws.'
Was not at present in a hurry. of personal pleasantry, and more grave, poli.
Your parsons dun you into giving
" Old Crock much wanting then some new tical, and moral allusions ; fine poetical pas. Each selfish wish they nobly stifle,
Good speculation, tried to steal them;
While Lady - the famous Blue, sages, imitations which remind us of the Re
And save our souls -- for quite a trifle.
Gravely requested leave to feel them.. jacted Addresses of almost all our principal Nor war against broad truths by narrow cant;
Pettigrew said he'd keep a nice authors, Scott, Byron, Moore, &c.; and pathos Ne'er wish for perquisites, nor sinecures,
Glass case on Saturdays exposed for then, And Mrs.
M., who'd married thrice, embodied in the language of true feeling, Mr.
Nor prop great ills, by proffering tiny cures ;
With great civility proposed for them.
Bat, thanks to Hodges, all these perils what might have been, and such as we acThus all our patriots are invincible,
They 'scaped unburt--for thus the state taally expected, from its temporary title. And, bless you ! - as to change of principle
Of man is ever! when we fear ills, 'Ev'n if one wish'd to chouse the people,
Heaven saves us from the menaced fate; He starts with an inscription to Captain One's by the Lower House prevented ;
Except the few not worth a better, a Basil Hall, who seems to have provoked his
There, by a slight expense of tipple,
Handful, of hang'd, drown'd, burnt, et cetera. We've all the Commons represented -
“ Meanwhile with every day increases inny by his recent work on America ; still And with such singular ability,
The fashion of the brother pair; there is so ill nature in the attack. We are No groat's ere spent with inutility.
Fashion, that haughty quean that fleeces
Her lovers with so high an air.
I think on earth that Jove did drop her, a
Danseuse from the Olympian opera;
Sent first to glitter and to gladden us;
Next to attract, allure, and madden us;
These are the things that best distinguish men-
Thirdly, to ruin each beginner
In life, content with that-to win her!
But when he's bought the jade's caresses,
He finds the charm was in the dresses !
Now, then, if you the resolution
While Jove, on high, beholds, methinks,
The new-blest suitor's melancholy,
Applauds the cunning of the minx,
And chuckles at the green-horn's folly."
We are charmed with this playfully philoso8 anlike England!!! No wonder the au
As for the dogs that won't be free, thor is tempted into the field of comparison,
We'll give it ihem most handsomely;
phical exposé of fashion, and shall add to it a
To church with scourge and halter lead 'em, trifle more on Almack's, to which Lady Jersey and not only lauds the superior liberality of this And thrash the rascals into freedom.'”
invites the Siamese. country, but our immense superiority over the The Twins are imported by this clever fel. " And Jersey, after whose own heart is biamese in every other respect. Hodges (the low, and their advent in London is good.
The grave, asked Chang to all her parties person who brings the Twins over), is a trader
But only beggd he would not bring
“ The third day after they had entered ad a missionary at Bancok, and he is repre
His vulgar brother, Mr. Ching!
She sent him once a card for Willis's, sented as labouring in his vocation.
Hodges this paragraph adventured
That pretty pastoral spot, where Phillies * Bat Hodges, though so much he prized
(As herald) in • The Morning Post.'
“ Conversing once with a Blue of some celebrity, I Who wrote of Tactoo the description,
had the mortification of perceiving that she was all the Is just arrived in town, and lodges
while peculiarly restless and fidgety. At length she said, This paff is a hint to late correspondents and others. At present in the hall Ægyptian.
with considerable naïveté, Excuse me, I inust go and Tith a large impression to print, in a different form, With him two wond'rous creatures he
feel that gentleman.' Accordingly with great gravity she ste diferent principles from a newspaper, besides the Has brought, we understand, from Siam, walked up to a handsome foreigner, and,
avowing herself en spesetting, &c., which literary character demands, Which all the world will flock to see,
a disciple of Spurkheim, requested leave to feel his head resie ten a twelve hours of mere mechanical la And much the sight will edify 'ein.
i retsember that the handsome foreigner was not a little bour, to be ready for the early supply of Saturday Two boys that have together grown,
disconcerted, for he was a great beau, and he wore a Across the breast joined by a bone;
And Damons dance extremely badly
And after all our wanderings past,
few of the many striking, though brief, beau. Where married dames coquet it sadly
Feel death has something sweet at last." Where, this the law supreme and vital,
ties which are thickly scattered through these No sin comes here without a title.
Is not the following also enchanting poetry? pages. Where, if a few slight faults or frailties
" How holy woman's youth-while yet
Its rose with life's first dews is wet-
“ I own I think that the sagacious The pure religio loci shrives
Are very seldom found loquacious;
Balbutius may at times abash us:
But-oh! the mute bite of a Cassius !" And fierce to trade as any Goth's child,
The warm thoughts of her heart-unto
The soul so nobly palaced there!
“ Fix'd on the wan Earth's mystic brcast
His eyes-intent but dreaming-rest; « We've said in some one of our pages,
The tresses in a golden flow;
His inute form bending musingly,
And his hands clasp'd upon his knee.
Calmness sat round him like a robe."
What could that magic eye inspire ? That great name spoke hard by-he heard
Its very light was a desire ;
Encore, a hit.
And each blue wandering of its beam,
“ Among the thousand virtues which
Are only found in my possession,
I think I'm singularly rich
In that-the best of all-discretion.
Not less in letters than in action,
How full the sweetness hived within.
I know the golden mean to keep,
What scene to dwell on, or what fact shun, Quoth he, The human mind is found, Refused above its wealth to close."
And where to gallop or to creep. Having in all climes the same faults."
This truth I blush not to repeat, He ceased the captain looking round, “O Woman! day-star of our doom
'Tis policy to have conceit.--" Saw him whirl'd off into a waltz.
Thy dawn our birth-thy close our tomb, For Ching, who lik'd those giddy dances,
Or if the mother or the bride,
“ Chang found for reading ample leisure; Sweet lady, daughter to Lord Connor, And yet our folly and our fever,
Indeed, the day's a sort of beast,
Of which the body is the least ;
The head, and tail, let study seize
And with the rest, do what you please !" • I hope it is the elder brother,
Still clings my yearning heart unto thee, And not the detrimental,' dear."
Still knows no wish like those which woo thee, A man, whose father, after a dissipated ca.
Still in some living form essays From the poor world of artifice let us turn
To clasp the bright cloud it portrays; to the world of beauty, real or ideal; and we
“ Retired from life on prussic acid,"
And still as one who waits beside, cannot find it sooner than by reverting to Mr. But may not ford, the faithless tide
is inentioned with
It wears its own brief life awayBulwer's description of the Twins leaving
“Two maiden aunts, who thought him pretty, It marks the shining waters stray
Bestowed upon him more than pity: their home, where a great dread of sea voyages Courts every change that glads the river
Sent him to school, and thence to college, prevails.
And finds that change it pines for-never !"
And wing'd ability with knowledge. " Alas! in vain in every shore, The rage of London for notoriety is cleverly
Large was his mind, and clear-yet deep; For something never won, we yearn!
A little pensive, but not whining : painted in the reception of Chang and Ching. Why needs this waste of toil before
Ambition, courage, hope, can keep Lífe's last yet simplest truth we learn? “ First came the learned Misses Berry,
All stuff, worth kerping, from repining."
Simile of a wish.
And next the sparkling Londonderry The true to kalon of the breast
Called to invite them to a christening.
“ As if-but the reflection's stale !
We ever could, with all our trying
To throw the salt upon iis tail, -
Prevent that bird--a wish-from flying." Strange lands where happier seasons reign,
and hall outshine a Carib king: Where to soft airs the rich leaf danceth,
A sort of heart, by no means uncoinmon in
Sole instance here, this my muse hints, is And laughs the gay beam where it glanceth
Of folks much sought for, though not princes;
the world : Glancing o'er fruits whose purpling sheen
For here we're so divinely loyal, May court the rifling horde unseen ;
" When once a man's mind is resolved, For there earth, air, and sun conspire Nothing goes down that sounds not royal.
'Tis useless to his heart appealing, To curb, by sating, man's desireSome fortid king from Hottentot
You can't get through the leaves involved
Would be all day at the balconies;
Around his artichoke of feeling."
May dine in quiet with his cronies,
It is difficult to separate these little morsels, So Hlore allures the human heart,
Prince Raggedhoff comes o'er-all fall on him! So shews the land and spreads the chart;
however neat or pithy, from the matrix in
Were Göthe here, pray who would call on him? So wings the wishes of the soul,
or Ching-that diamond of good fellows,
which they are imbedded, and we shall only And colours, while we seek, the goal !
Tom Moore, begins to grow quite jealous; add one other of them. The shore (as on the wanderers fiy)
For Ching once inade a happy hit, They left, hath melted into sky.
“ Alas! how in the world we're made for,
And complimented Lady Frightful,
Sins conquered, really are sins paid for!
Whom all such ladies called delightful.
We break a head, inspired by wine,
What plasters up the wound?-a fine;
We steal a wife--we foul a nane
Siamese ballads he could sing;
What mends the matter? --still the same? The desert heaven, have girt them round.
You'd scarce have known Tom Moore from
In notes her sentence law dispenses, On, on !--and still the promised shore
And justice only means expenses." Seems far, and faithless as before;
And really Chang, who, sulking by,
We must now hasten to a conclusion : in a And some desponding droop behind,
Sat with curled lip and drooping eye, And some are scattered by the wind,
While, Moore-like, Ching performed the siren,
part of his poem Mr. Bulwer alludes to Burns, And some perchance who best might guide
Made no bad sort of Bancok Byron.
and we transcribe the following observations, Sink, whelmed the first, beneath tide.
As they professed opinions liberal,
with a keen sense of their justice :Thus on, the hearts that Hope decoys,
And Chang was thought a youth of nouis, Fly o'er life's waste to fancied joys,
They went where wordy witlings gibber all
“ All mankind, to whom, even mediately, The goal unseen, the home forsaken,
Ineptitudes at Holland House.
and through unseen channels, the glorious verse Dismayed, but slow, from dreams we waken.
There, Allen, all about the riches
of Robert Burns can reach, have incurred a The friends with whom we left the shore,
Of Siam, with its manners, laws, Most loved, most missed, are seen no more;
Puinp'd out, to pour into those speeches
debt of gratitude, and that no slight one, to And some that sink, and some disparted,
Which gain his lordship such applause. Mr, Lockhart, who has honoured literature (in But leave the lingerers weary-hearted.
Tbose speeches when the front of tears
his biography of that illustrious poet) with a On, onward still, how few remain Faint, flagging, of that buoyant train,
And gushes out upon the Peers,
work full of just, and manly, and noble senti. With glittering hue, and daring wing,
The History of the World since Adam !
ment. The Duke of Devonshire was very
It is difficult, indeed, to command one's And bosom that must burst or sing.
Civil-he's really a good fellow !
indignation, when one hears fine gentlemen On, on! a distant sail appears
And D-, when he saw, grew metry, It comes-exhaustion conquers fears,
critics, who sin delicately, and grow elevate on
Two faces than his own inore yellow. And on the deck, a willing thrall,
Lord Granville courteously desired
Chambertin -- and to whom we owe no earthly The wearicd, hopeless, victims fall:
They'd join his coterie of whisters;
gratitude, and no earthly indulgence — talk, And ev'n amid their dreadest foes Feel less of peril than repose !
And Esterhazy much inquired
between snuff-takings, of the immoralities of And thus, oh, thus ! no more deceived,
If they were sure they had no sisters ?"
Burns. Every country 'squire, and city clerk, Worn out, tamed, baffled, and bereaved,
The touches of well-known character in this and puny dandyling, 'may enjoy in quiet bis From all our young life loved self-banished; The glory from the dull wing vanished; quotation need no pointing out for metropolitan loves and his intoxications ; they are but the Bowed by the distance and the gale,
circles ; and of some of them it is as well that proofs of his spirit, or obediences to the man. The hardest faint, the boldest fail. Whate'er the spot that proffers rest,
our country and foreign readers should remain ners of his time. But if Burns, the benefactor We drop, the victim or the guest;
ignorant. We quit them willingly, to select a lof the world (for whom reverence should in,
duce indulgence), does what they do who are gladden man's heart," but now it only turns Aristocratical gout, and republican punch-blos
drones ; – then come pages of sermons, and acid on his stomach. Our sailors once drank soms, “ epilepsy or the falling sickness,” query maskish lecturings, and judgments righteously grog, and swept the seas; now, rum is poison, “ falling sick": not to mention cat-alepsyFrere. Every sword of the Pharisees leaps and tobacco an abomination in the smell of the are the most trivial consequences enumerated. out of its scabbard. One wonld think, to hear saints; and Jack is taught, instead of a “quid," This is a more sensible attack upon the weak thers, that it is a great pity a man of genius to chew the end of a long-winded tract. It points of vice; and provided the friends of temshould not be born without flesh and blood." cannot escape the eye of speculation, that if perance advocate their cause temperately, con.
T'he above is a note appended to the annexed the efforts of these numberless humane Socie- fining themselves to such topics as will not massage:
ties were all simultaneously crowned with suc- challenge the contradiction of experience, we - On! wise wise fools, whose tender art cess, nothing human would be left on the face dare say people for the future will relinquish
So mldly probed each fault that dyed With its own blood that generous heart:
of the earth-all the characteristics of humanity the juice of the grape, and content themselves Who, in your grateful thought, denied would sleep with our fathers our five unfor- with that of the pump. In the meantime, To him whose memory yet exalts
tunate senses would be nullified_or, in plain should such exceptions to their general rules Man's would — ay, in those very faultsTo hun, who like an air from heaven,
phrase, the whole world would be a mass of occur, we recommend all members of these Bratlyd life and glory on your way;
With this as the foundation for societies to imitate the beadle of the Adelphi, The mercy and the silence given,
their plans, and the object of their endeavours, and fine themselves five shillings for getting of right, unto the humblest clay. In life's avol walk, if one hath blest
with human error for a text, and the gulls of drunk ; thereby setting a good example, and A angle. just, or grateful breast ;
humanity for a congregation (a crowded one) - considerably augmenting their funds. et trath, in error, slung or saddened The breast his 'customed bounty gladdened,
societies spring up, froth for a time, bubble, Upon this subject, though we do not think ay-*ere it thine-would'st thou resent? and burst. Somewhat after this leaven, a hue the institution of Temperance Societies (i. e. Would love or anger find a vent?
and cry is now being raised against all “ the associations by belonging to which persons reay – would it noi thy heart relieve To have one memory to forgive ?
stirring spirits of the age," from gin to curaçoa; fuse to drink wine, spirits, or malt, and stick But be, who serves all earth,- whose mind
and we have ourselves somewhere read, that to pure Adam's ale)-though we do not think Stan the dark wanderings of mankind;
beer ought to be looked upon as a most ungodly such Societies have yet made much progress in Arxi from lone thought's empyrean height, liquor, because it will sometimes work upon a Britain, it may not be foreign to our illustraEulls the soul, its glories light, For him, no grateful memory lives,
Sunday. We forego becoming members of these tion to quote what is said in a foreign journal No justice weighs, no love forgives;
Temperance Societies, from our unwillingness respecting them in America.
to increase the chagrin of those who have al. “ The Temperance Societies continue to exThe very lustre of his fame,
ready received our refusal of such distinctions. cite a lively interest in the United States. Above Betray: the specks upon his name:
We have been solicited to take an active part 100,000 persons have pledged themselves to The columns of his triumph stand, Ax Paquins for each vulgar hand.
in an Anti-damn Club, whose primary object an entire abstinence from spirituous liquors. For him the wonted shades which hide
was to undermine the prosperity of swearing, Young people are especially earnest in this Hirne's reverent secrets, are denied;
by enforcing all the unrepealed fines to which good cause. Corporations, agricultural bodies, kapuced, dissected, canvass'd o'er, Eth household wound and hidden sore;
these popular ebullitions are still liable ; but, farmers, heads of establishments, and thouHis sery heart hung forth a prey
with the fear of " d.......n" before our eyes, sands of respectable individuals, refuse to furTo the sharp-tongued · remorseless day.'
we feel inclined, with Bob Acres, to trust that nish those liquors to their labourers and work. The temple he hath built will yield Fhim alone no shrine to shield:
“ damns have had their day." We have been men. Students, lawyers, ecclesiastics, legis. sy, round the altar where he flieth,
urged to put up for the dignity of President to lators, magistrates, have inscribed their names The cold and venomed slander lieth
an Anti-pun Club: this, also, we declined, as among the promoters of this reform. But Crush d by the serpents of his doom, Behold his temple walls his tomb !"
being no joke. We feared, too, lest a flash of four years ago, the extent of the evil was so We regret to close ; but we shall resume the our own, by dissipating the conventional dul- great, that a remedy for it was considered to vect next Saturday, by which time we trust ness of the society, might hazard the authority be hopeless. Now a confident expectation is the Siamese Tuins will be before the public
of the chair, set the learned body at logger- cherished that it will be eradicated. From the and deter to be divided — from its applause.
heads, and occupy that time in personal squab- North to the South, from the East to the
bles and petty animosities, which honourable West, there is but one feeling on the subject. TEMPERANCE SOCIETIES.
members professed to dedicate to the further." We have discovered,” said a citizen of ance of very different objects.
North Carolina, “ the club of Hercules, with Letter on the Effects of Wine and Spirits. In reverting to temperance from intemperate which, by the blessing of God, to vanquish the Bra Phvsician.
societies, to which we have momentarily di. hydra of intemperance." The fundamental Political Erils of Intemperance ; or, a few gressed, we cannot but confess ourselves con- principle of the reform, that which is acknow
Sherrations and Statements pointing out In- foundedly puzzled by the arguments of its ad- ledged to be the only efficacious one, is an entire temperance or Drunkenness to be as disad- vocates. One observes---" Temperate men give abstinence from spirituous liquors. Numerous partageous to a Nation as it is ruinous to an their countenance and support to such occa- instances prove that the determination to use Indırduai. By J. H.
sional exhilaration of the spirits, by intoxicating them moderately produces no durable effect ;Address to the Temperate. By the Rev. John liquors, as produces levity, and foolish jesting, they must be completely relinquished. A great
Logar, Professor of Divinity in the Belfast and unnatural excitement, though all such ex- many distilleries are no longer at work, in Institution.
hilaration is intemperance. Temperate men consequence either of the principles of their Temperence. (Extracted from the Belfast countenance and practise a resort to intoxi- owners, or of necessity; for the diminution of
res-Letter of the 6th Oct., 1829.) By the cating liquors, as a means of invigorating the the sale of spirituous liquors is felt, in almost Same.
intellect or producing pleasant sensation, though all the states of the Union, in the proportion We are never intemperate at any time, more all such resort is intemperance. Temperate of from a fourth to nine-tenths; and in some pecially when Temperance Societies are the men countenance and practise the prudent use places, even to its extinction. A merchant in treces of our attention. Anxious to slake our of ardent spirits, though such use is necessarily one of the principal towns lately wrote to his 14.11: for information on this subject, we have the first step in drunkenness, and, in multi- correspondent, that the sale of liquors of all Duded all within our reach : we have suffered tudes of instances, the parent of disease, and kinds had fallen three-fourths. The agents of weites to be voluntarily afflicted with five crime, and misery.".
a French house, which for several years had ut attacks,'' and all the “evils, political We would ask' this warm and worthy man, sent 5,000 pipes of brandy annually into the sad fiosological, of intemperance.” Tracts in. in his more sober moments, whether the viru- country, on recently applying to tħose whom camerable, and addresses" unutterable, have lent desecration of temperate men is altogether it had been accustomed to supply, could not *t endured, and cannot but acknowledge that calculated to aid the cause of temperance ? - find a single purchaser. The public opinion Tekave seldom met with so dry a subject. whether vituperating " the prudent use of spi. which stamps the selling of spirituous liquors ize thunder of these Societies is enough to rits" is the wisest way of commencing a cam. with a moral brand, is every day becoming an unr all the wine in the country; and as paign against their abuse? This gentleman, more powerful. A committee of one of the en doubtlessly it will be renounced. “Red however, will have it, that moderation is ex- societies declares that it knows 400 persons **** and white, blue spirits and gray,” will cess; and so we leave him to pursue his cru- who have, from conscientious motives, discon
ieger "* miogle" with water, lemon, or sade against what custom and the climate have tinued to vend distilled liquors. Above forty n“ blue ruin” will henceforth be nought induced some evil-disposed persons well nigh to vessels had sailed within a short period, with* 2 sans nuis, and the blue devils will class among the necessaries of life. Others out taking any on board for their crews.
and sigts in the undisturbed broodings of bring to the charge the nova cohors febrium, great many militia regiments had resolved t) landulic philanthropy. Wine was wont ** to and * all the many ills that lush is heir to." j disuse them. Before the establishment of these
Temperance Societies, the annual consumption! Yet, however much we dislike the system of have added, that such might be the case with of spirituous liquors in America amounted to title-pages and lists of contents devised most her defenders also ; for Napoleon's interference from fifty-six to sixty millions ; or from four skilfully ad captandum, and leading most cer- with her concerns has in no small degree con. to five gallons to every individual, man, woman, tainly to disappointment, we shall do our fair tributed to the loss of his crown. I hope a and child. This was an annual loss to the duty to the writer, by picking out a few speci- better fate will be reserved for the Emperor consumers, of a hundred millions of dollars. mens of his work, which may perhaps enter- Alexander ; but all must depend upon the Pauperism and crimes were quadrupled by tain our friends. Without questioning the adoption of suitable measures, and their se. drunkenness. A fourth of all the insanity, veracity of a Nobleman, we give a remarkable curity on a firm basis. A people who are and a third of all the disease in the country, description of the dexterity of the Ukranian proud of themselves may suffer themselves to were the results of intemperance. From the peasants with the axe :-it will be seen the he conquered, but will not bear to be humisame cause, above 30,000 persons descended style is not very English.
liated. The force of arms may achieve their every year into a premature grave. Of the “ Not only they employ it in the construction conquest; but it is only through a generous 5,000 crimes annually brought before the of their houses, their boats, their carriages, and just policy that they may be thoroughly courts of justice at New York, three-fourths and their household furniture, but also in subjugated.' * You need not apprehend any proceeded from intemperance; and of the carving a variety of small things, such as little system of policy, my dear prince, of which the 30,000 persons who were summoned as wit. boxes, spoons, and other kitchen utensils. I Poles will ever have reason to complain at our nesses, half were under the influence of strong purchased a very handsome snuff-box from one hands. If you read this manuscript, the margin liquors when the crimes respecting which they of them, which bad been cut with a hatchet of which is full of notes, written in the Em. gave their evidence were committed. All these commonly used for felling timber. In the peror Alexander's own hand, you will find how details, and a thousand others of the same province of Masovia they are still better exer- great is our desire to meet the wishes of the kind, prove the incalculable benefit which cised in the art of rendering the axe univer- Polish nation. This is the constitution in. these Temperance Societies are producing. sally available. I have been assured by several tended for them. It will enable you to judge The most vigorous measures are adopted in aid persons whose testimony I could not doubt, whether the lofty sentiments which spring of them. Associations of the people, of all that they have themselves seen peasants, who from the heart should not be taken as the ranks, are formed for that great object; and it wore their hair long, go and place themselves guarantee of that monarch's good intention. is even said, tbat in one of the towns of the against the trunks of trees, raising their hair The institutions of that country, hereby fixed United States, a great number of girls have as much above their heads as it would reach, upon a solid foundation, will become the means entered into an engagement not to accept as a while others would take aim at a certain dis- by which the peace of Europe may be ever husband any person who does not completely tance, and Aling their hatchets with so much maintained. If the bases of the edifice are abstain from spirituous liquors. We detest dexterity as to cut the bair in two parts, and proportioned to its weight, and of comparative cant, and its language ; but it is impossible be driven deep into the trunk of the tree ! solidity, they will, no doubt, prove durable ; not to adınire the grand moral spectacie af. Similar seats beat William Tell's hollow. They but if not, you may have to fear the vengeance forded by this determination of a whole people are not, however, the only kind by which der. of men who are driven to desperate means.” to purify themselves from what has long leen terity was practised in Poland at the risk of a The Prince de Ligne, who at this period their distinguishing national vice."
tragic end. In former times it was customary was, as appears from his relative's account, a This is very well for America. In England, in the châteaux of the nobility, after banquets superannuated gallant, draws a glowing picperhaps, where people don't drink too much, an given on great occasions, for the host to shew ture of the Poles, as he saw them in 1788. anti-over-eating, or anti-gluttony, or anti-eat. his guests his skill in firing a pistol, by making “Who (he says) would not feel an affection ing society might prosper, and be particularly the heel of the shoe on his wife's foot his for Poland, the Poles, and above all, the Polish efficacious about Christmas.
target! I could hardly convince myself that women ? Who would not admire the wit and
the higher classes among the Poles, who have courage of the men, and the grace and beauty Journal of a Nobleman; comprising an Acr always considered devotedness to the fair sex of the women ? The manners of the Polish
count of his Travels, and a Narrative of his the glory of ours, should have suffered a prac. ladies are more exquisitely fascinating than Residence at Vienna during the Congress
. tice so directly at variance with every feeling those of all others. To prefer another city 2 vols. 12mo. London, 1831. Colliurn and of common humanity, to prevail among them to Warsaw is impossible. There you find the Bentley.
those men, whose notions of gallantry in the most refined ton of Paris allied with oriental Our author, one of the French noblesse, as it present day are apt to carry them to so ex- manners, the good taste of Europe, and the seoms, and distantly related to the old Prince travagant enthusiasm, that I have seen them magnificence of Asia united, the politeness of de Ligne, has a considerable resemblance to at table take the shoe off the foot of the mis- the most civilised society, with the plain, un. one Gratiano in the Merchant of Venice, who tress of the house, drink wine out of it, and affected hospitality of barbarous nations. Who is accused of saying an infinite deal of nothing, pass it round !"
would not admire a people whose external apand whose reasons are compared to a few In Transylvania the peasantry are, we learn, pearance is universally noble and preposses. grains of wheat in a bushel of chali. This being as clever with sticks, for they often go outsing ; and whose manners, though plain and the case, we can hardly think it worth while bunting with them; and by throwing at hares, unassuming, are polite and cordial? In the to have got up and published these two vo- knock down twenty in a day's sport! But we cities you meet with good breeding and urbalumes ; the best matter of which might do must change from the travels to the Congress. nity every where, and in the country a good. tolerably well for the slip-slop of a Courl Jour. The present state of Poland gives some interest natured roughness prevails. The comprehen. nal or a Lady's Magazine ; but which is, at the to the following: the remarks are put into the sion of the Poles is quick, their conversation same time, desperately trifling and tedious in mouth of a M. Novossilsoff, a Russian states- light and agreeable, and their education has the shape of a book to be read. continuously; man in repute with the Emperor Alexander. made them possessors of every talent. They The first volume contains the “ Nobleman's" “ The Poles (he is reported to have said) have the gift of languages, are deeply read in travels from Moscow, through parts of Poland, are ever carrying back their thoughts to the general literature, eloquent, and accomplished. Turkey, Wallachia, Transylvania, and Hun- brilliant times of their history, and they want Their taste in every thing is highly cultivated : gary, to Vienna, where he arrives in time to their country to re-assume that proud attitude they are admirers of the tine arts, passionately take a share in the amusements of that capital of independence it enjoyed under the Batoris, fond of fêtes and private theatricals, and of during the celebrated Congress. His account the Sigismonds, the Sobieskis, without one their national dancing. Their dress is oriof the Winski's, and Rinski's, and Dolderoff's, moment thinking of the immense changes the ginal ; some of their customs extraordinary; and Pushkin's, whom he happened to see on political condition of Europe has since then their style of living magnificent. They are his route, or to meet at balls and festivals—fer undergone, and their peculiar geographical good and open-hearted, and very gratefully of them possessing the slightest interest for the position, which makes it impossible that they inclined. My own admiration of them is unEnglish reader_forms the mass of his book ; should stand again on the same footing as limited.” Indeed, the acknowledged character episodes relating to past events, such as the formerly. Poland is now linked to us, and of the Polish ladies seems to have been of the siege of Copenhagen, help to make out the must be content with the fate which is un- very right sort for the gay, flattered, and fat. rest; and a few anecdotes, which, we believe, avoidalily reserved for her political existence. tering Frenchman, of whom we are told the fol. have already done their duty in the periodical If ever we allowed her to become completely lowing anecdote in 1814, when he was only press, complete the rifacciamento. Now this independent, she would make an Asiatic na- eighty years old! The writer had been dining is book-making, and shews that your • Noble- tion of us, and we are not disposed to recede. out, and left his party late; and he tells usman" of the present day is exactly like your : Burke has said,' observed the prince (de * The night being very fine, I returned home “ Person of Quality" of some fifty or seventy Ligne); that the partition of Poland would by the ramparts. I was far from expecting to years ago.
be paid dearly for by its authors ; lie might meet any one I knew ; for, in spite of the