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METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL.
VARIETIES.

ness visible! In vain we provided ourselves
with telescopes, helioscopes, pieces of

SEPTEMBER, 1820.
The French journals mention, that in the smoked glass, and pricked paper -In vain Thursday, 14-Thermometer from 41 to 74:

Barometer from 30, 12 to 30, 01. department of Gers, a piece of brass has been we thronged to the bridges at the risk of found in the heart of a block of stone which seeing our watches and handkerchiefs eclips- ally passing, with faint sunshine.

Wind S. W. I and 1.-Light clonds gener. was lately dug out of a quarry near the city ed: All our hopes were disappointed. Friday, 15--Thermometer from 53 to 67. of Auch. It is conjectured that this piece of We may, however, shortly expect a scien.

Barometer from 29,88 to 30, 05. brass inust have been buried in the quarry, tific narrative of this sublime spectacle :-it Wind S. W.3 and 4.--The middle of the day where the stone has been forming, for up- will probably reveal circumstances which cloudy, with rain; the rest generally clear. wards of two thousand years

. Some philo-have escaped vulgar eyes. Philosophers Saturday, 16–Thermometer from 14 to 65. sophers have asserted that the art of making promise a inuch grander effect twenty-seven

Barometer from 30, 11 to 30, 13. brass was known even before the deluge!! years hence; and those who may live to see

Wind W. b. S. 2 and 1.- Morning clear ; On the night of the 19th of August last, the 20th century, will enjoy an eclipse in the rest of the day, generally cloudy: there was observed between Lyons and Gre- perfection.

. noble, in the direction of the north-west, a

Sunday, 17–Thermoineter from 46 to 66. It is a melancholy instance of the super

Baroineter from 30, 15 to 30, 05. meteor of a serpentine form, extending to stitions which prevails in Holland, that the the length of 80 toises. The phenomenon announcement of the eclipse produced a kind cloudy: about ten in the evening it began to rain.

Wind S. W.2, W. and N. W..-Generally continued visible for about two minutes, and of panic among the ignorant class of the Monday, 18-Thernir meter from 49 to 52. then disappeared without detonation, leaving people. Many were of opinion that it would

Barométer from 29,72 to 29, 86. behind it innumerable stars of fire.

occasion a remarkable change in the order Wind N. I, N. b. W.8 and W..-Generally Naldi and his daughter have made their of the seasons, or soine dreadful revolution cloudy till the evening, when it became clear. debuts at the Opera in Paris, in Mozart's in the universe. M. Bourjé, a mathema- Continually raining till 11 o'clock A. M. Cosi fan Tutte. tician of Zealand, published a little pam

Rain fallen in the night 1 inch, and ,725 of an ESTIMATE OF THE NUMBER OP PAUPERS IN phlet, with the view of tranquillizing the inch,

PARIS, IN 1819. First arrondissement, 3,542; 2d arron- during the eclipse the moon would still be fears of his countrymen. He observed that Tuesday, 19 - Thermometer from 37 to 54.

Barometer from 29, 99 to 30, 17. dissement, 4,434;, 3d ar, 4,197; 4th ar. several leagues distant from the sun ; and he

Wind N, 3. and N. W...--Generally clear; 3,952 ; 5th. ar. 6,175; 6th ar. 7,155; 7th adds with great naiveté, that consequently no

light clouds passing.

Rain fallen ,125 of an inch. ar. 5,399 ; 8th ar. 11,979; 9th ar. 9,629; disaster can take place in the Heavens. 10th ar. 8,882; 1lth ar. 6,730; 12th ar.

Wednesday, 20–Thermometer from 30 to 53. OLIVES: Curious fact in Botany.

Barometer from 30, 11 to 29, 65, 13,283 ;-Total, 85,357 paupers of both Letters from Provence, mention the total Wind S.W.2, 3, and 4.-Morning clear, with

failure of the olive plantations in that part a white frost; the rest of the day cloudy, with MODE OP WARPARE PRACTISED BY THE of France. It has, indeed, been remarked, rain from 2 till 10 P. M. Ice as ihick as a shil

YUEN TARTARS, (From the Pekin Gazette of the 26th of Mørck 1817.) have shewn a tendency to emigrate. The that for upwards of half a century, the olives ling this morning.

On Friday the 29th, at 11 minutes 30 seconds In order to act effectually against certain soil of Provence now appears to be entirely after 8 o'clock, the second satellite of Jupiter mountaineers, in a late engagement, the ruiner, and no hope is entertained there of will emerge from an eclipse. Tartars were ordered to advance, each carry the future cultivation of olives. For the after 11, the 1st Satellite of Jupiter will emerge

On Saturday 30th, at 2 minutes, 9 seconds ing a bundle of thorns, to enable them to last fifty years, none of the young shoots from an eclipsc. ward off the arrows and stones which were have risen to above five or six feet high., . It Edmonton, Middlesex. JOHN ADAMS. thrown at them. When they had advanced is the same in the adjacent countries, which within gun-shot of the enemy they were or- have all suffered more or less from the cold dered to fall back on their first position. of late years. Two-fifths of these plants have

TO CORRESPONDENTS, Tiis manœuvre was repeated for six succes | been cut down to the very roots; and three An Amateur's letter has been forwarded to our cosive days, when the mountaineers having ex- years will scarcely suffice to enable them to adjutor, and clue notice will be taken of it. hausted their stock of arrows and stones, fellattain maturity. The olives of Marseilles We should be much obliged to our currespondent ta an easy prey to the Tartars. When the latter and Var were some time ago in excellent inform us whence Old Reality is derived: if he attack a town, they are accustomed to seize condition; but all have perished.

Loks to our last No. he will see that we cannot the inhabitants of the adjacent places, and Pun. At the commencement of the late begin any series of papers without due assurance n ake them march before them to the walls of eclipse, a gentleman in the country (who

of having it in our power to bring it to a ripe the town. Every horseman appropriates to would 'undoubtedly belong to that class de

conclusion. Experience has taught us that this himself ten villagers, whom he dispatches to nominated, by the writers of the directions

is hardly ever done, but the issue is disappointment; procure provisions and fuel, or stones and for observing the sun on that occasion, in

indecd we have reason to reproach several volunarth to fill up the ditches of the fortress. serted in the Courier, “ Common observers,")

teer friends for want of perseverance in their

kinulness. The peasantry are employed night and day had not been provident enough to procure " A Layman'sexcellent letter is, we are sorry to in this labour. Those who work slowly, or before hand two pieces of glass to be sinoked say, inadmissible into the Literary Gazette, which who do not procure sufficient quantities of secundum artem, and being at a distance dreads even an approach to political or religious provisions, are massacred. When a town is from any place where they might be pur controversy. t ken, all the inhabitants, old or young, rich chased, was in great perplexity. His friend, We shall be induced to become subscribers to the or poor, who oppose the victorious party, who was by, coolly advised him to break one Retrospective Review, in consequence of our corare slaughtered without mercy, and indis- of his drawing room windows for the pur

respondent's (G. R.) praise of it; but we cannot criminately. pose; for," said he, “ you ought to spare

admit the dicta of a third party in matters of The ECLIPSE.–From a French Journal. I no panes to promote the advancement of

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purpose, than adequately exemplify the the honor of their country, in whose cause Account of a Tour in Normandy ; unnature of the work. To these we now they often bleed, as well as for their priests,

in defence of whom they once threatened to dertaken chiefly for the purpose of in- proceed.

throw the Archbishop of Rouen into the vestigating the Architectural Antiqui

The volumes before us are the fruits of river ; and were well nigh executing their ties of the Duchy, with Observations on 1819; that of 1818 being the longest and

three distinct tours, in 1815, 1818, and threats.” its History, on the Country, and on its most inquisitive. The author sets out with longing to the Archbishops of Rouen, to one

Dieppe itself was a despotic

Seignory beInhabitants. Illusirated with nume

an account of Dieppe, and certainly draws of whom it was assigned by our Richard the Tous Engravings. By Dawson Tur- a more novel and interesting picture of that 1st. The church government seems to have

London, 1820. Large Svo. Town, than we have before seen in any been of the niost oppressive and obnoxious 2 vols.

English writer. Among other topics, he sort; the prelate-lord not scrupling to con

dwells on the suburb called Pollet and its vert even the wages of sin into a source of Though the principal object of this inhabitants, of whom the description is revenue, as scandalous in its nature, as it tour has been to examine the rich and rather remarkable.

must have been contemptible in its amount, curious Ancient Architecture of Nor “ Three-fourths of the natives of this by exacting from every prostitute a weekly mandy; and though by far the largest part of the town are fishermen, and not less tax of a farthing, for liberty to exercise her portion of these volumes is devoted to of Dieppe by their name of Poltese, taken seem atrange after the record of so disgrace

effectually distinguished from the citizens profession. The annexed extract will not the illustration of that interesting in from their place of residence, than by the ful a fact. quiry; the collateral parts, the histori- difference in their dress and language, the Many uncouth and frivolous ecclesiastical debris, and the remarks on customs, simplicity of their manners, and the narrow cal rites and ceremonies of the middle ages, manners, costume, and internal eco- extent of their acquirements. To the pre-which good sense had banished from inost nomy, are written in so agreeable a style, sent hour they continue to preserve the other parts of France, where they once were that the general reader will find as

same costume as in the XVlth century; common, still lingered in the arehbishop's much to please him, as the antiquary wearing trowsers covered with wide short seiguory. Thus, at no very remote period, to admire, in Mr. Turner's labours. ford room for the legs to move, and woollen to east burning takes of tow from the vault

petticoats, which open in the middle to af- it was customary on the Feast of Pentecost Some botanical notices will also be waistcoats laced in the front with ribhands, ing of the churclı ; this stage-trick being conmet with ; but the charm of the whole and tucked below into the waistband of their sidered as a representation of the descent of lies in the easy gentlemanly way in trowsers. Over these waistcoats is a close the fiery tongues. The Virgin, the great which the facts, gathered by an en-coat, without buttons or fastenings of any idol of popery, was honored by a pageant, lightened perception and an elegant kind, which falls so low as to hide their which was celebrated with extraordinary feeling for the fine arts, are commu- petticoats and extend a foot or more be- splendor ; and as I must initiate you in the nicated.

yond them. These articles of apparel are mysteries of catholicism, I think you will be It is like being in company usually of cloth or serge of a uniform co- well pleased to receive a detailed account of with persons of taste and understand- lour, ånd either red or blue; for they inter- it. The ceremony I consider as curiously ing: they not only take up such mat- diet every other variation, except that all the illustrative of the manners of the rulers, of ters as are most worthy of attention, seams of their dress are faced with white the ruled, and of the times ; and I will only and reject what are trite and frivolous ; silk galloon, full an inch in width. To com-add, by way of prcface, that it was instituted but they place in the clearest view what plete the whole, instead of hats, they have by the governor, Des Marêts, in 1443, in they do take up, and adorn whatever on their heads caps of velvet or colored cloth, honor of the final expulsion of the English, they deem deserving of their regards.

forming a tout-ensemble of attire, which is and that he himself consented to be the first

evidently ancient, but far from unpicturesque master of the Guild of the Assumption, unThis is the character of Mr. Turner's

or displeasing Thus clad, the Poltese, der whose auspices and direction it was conNorman Tour; and we are the more though in the midst of the kingdom, have ducted. --About Midsummer the principal desirous of stating it impressively, the appearance of a distinct and foreign co- inhabitants used to assemble at the Hôtel de because it would carry us to an incon-lony; whilst, occupied incessantly in fish- Ville, and there they selected thie girl of the venient length, to display the principal ing, they have remained equally strangers to most exemplary character, to represent the merits of his publication in our limited the civilization and politeness, which the Virgin Mary, and with her six other young pages; and we are compelled to leave progress of letters during the last two cen- women, to act the parts of the Daughters of

turies has diffused over France. Nay, scarce. Sion. The honor of figuring in this holy the most important circumstances, in ly are they acquainted with four hundred drama was greatly coveted; and the histoorder to select those most readily sepa- words of the French language; and these rian of Dieppe gravely assures us, that the rable for our review. We are thus they pronounce with an idiom exclusively earnestness felt on the occasion mainly conmade defaulters by the omission of the their own, ailding to cach an oath, by way tributed to the preservation of that purity of architectural investigation into the of epithet ; a habit so inveterate with them, manners and that genuine piety, which subround, and more inodern pointed styles that eren at confession, at the moment of sisted this town longer than in any other of building in Normandy; which throws seeking absolution for the practice, it is no of France ! But the election of the Virgin much light upon their contemporary, ec- will be guilty of it no more.

uncommon thing with thein to swear they was not sufficient: a representative of St.

To balance, Peter was also to be found among the clergy ; clesiastical antiquities, in England: and however, this defect, their morals are uncor- and the laity were so far favored that they are thrown upon selections of a miscel- rupted, their fidelity is exemplary, and they were permitted to furnish the eleven other

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apostles. This done, upon the fourteenth | burst into an extravagant fit of joy

“ The historians of Rouen, in the usual of August the Virgin' was laid in a cradle of moment clapping his hands most violently, strain of hyperbole, hint that their halles are the form of a tomb, and was carried early in at the next stretching himself out as if dead. even the finest in the world, though they are the morning, attended by her suite of either Finally, he ran up to the feet of the old man, very inferior to their prototypes at Bruges sex, to the church of St. Jacques; while and hid himself under his legs, so as to and Ypres. The hall, or exchange, allotted before the door of the master of the guild was shew only his head. The people called him to the mercers, is two hundred and seventystretched a large carpet, embroidered with Grimaldi, an appellation that appears to have two feet in length, by fifty feet wide: those verses in letters of gold, setting forth his own belonged to him by usage, and it is a singular for the drapers and for wool are, each of good qualities, and his love for the holy coincidence that the surname of the noblest them, two hundred feet long; and all these Mary. Hither also, as soon as Laudes family of Genoa the Proud, thus assigned by are surpassed in size by the corn-hall, whose had been sung, the procession repaired from the rude rabble of a seaport to their buffoon, length extends to three hundred feet. They the church, and then they were joined by should belong of right to the sire and sun, are built round a large square, the centre of the governor of the town, the members of whose mops and moves afford pastime to which is occupied by numberless dealers in the guild, the municipal officers, and the the upper gallery at Covent-Garden. pottery, old clothes, &c.; and, as the day on clergy of the parish of St. Remi. Thus at "Thus did the pageant proceed in all its which we chanced to visit them was a Friday, tended, they paraded the town, singing grotesque glory, and, while

when alone they are opened for public busihymns, which were accompanied by a full • These labor'd nothings in so strange a style ness, we found a most lively, curious, and band. The procession was increased by the Amazed the unlearned, and made the learned interesting scene. great body of the inhabitants ; and its' im

smile.'

“It was on the top of a stone staircase, pressiveness was still farther augmented by the children shouted aloud for their favourite (Mr. Turner tells us) the present entry to the numbers of the youth of either sex, who as- Grimaldi ; the priests, accompanied with halles, that the annual ceremony of deliver suined the garb and attribut:s of their patron bells

, trumpets, and organs, thundered out ing and pardoning a criniinal for the sake of saints, and inixed in the immediate train of the mass ; the pious were loud in their ex- St. Romain, the tutelary protector of Rouen, the principal actors. They then again reclamations of rapture at the devotion of the was performed on Ascension day, according paired to the church, where Te Deum iras Virgin ; and the whole church was filled with to a privilege exercised, from time iminesung by the full choir, in commemoration un non so che di rauco ed indistinto."-But morial, by the Chapter of the Cathedral. of the victory over the English, and high I have told you enough of this foolish story,

The legend is romantic ; and it acquires mass was performed, and the Sacrament of which it were well if the folly had been a species of historical importance, as it bealministered to the whole party. During the worst." The sequel was in the same taste came the foundation of a right, assertéd eren the service, a scenic representation was and style, and ended with the euthanasia of in our own days. My account of it is taken given of the Assumption of the Virgin. A all siinilar representations, a hearty dinner." from Dom Pommeraye’s History of the Life scaffolding was raised, reaching nearly to

Near Dieppe, Cæsar's camp, and the of the Prelate.—He has been relating many the top of the dome, and supporting an Castle of Argues attract the attention of miracles performed by him, and, among azure canopy intended to emulate the span. óur agreeable traveller ; but we must pass others, that of causing the Seine, at the gled vault of heaven and about two feet these," and the priory of Longueville, &c. time of a great inundation, to retire to its below the summit of it appeared, seated on taking from Havre itself no more than the channel by his command, agreeably to the a splendid throne, an old man as the image brief notice of a vessel whilom constructed following beautiful stanza of Santeuil :of the Father Almighty, a representation in that port.

Tangit exundans aqua civitatem; equally absurd and impious, and which could

“ As ship-builders, the inhabitants of • Voce Romanus jubet efficaci; alone be tolerated by the votaries of the Havre have always had a high character :

• Audiunt fluctus, docilisque cedit worst superstitions of popery. On either

• Unda jubenti.' side four paste-board angels of the size of they stand conspicuous in the annals of the

art, for the construction of the vessel called “ Our learned Benedictine thus proceeds : men floated in the air, and flapped their la Grande Françoise, and justly termed la --But the following miracle was deemed a wings in cadence to the sounds of the organ; grande, as having been of two thousand tons far greater marvel, and it increased the venewhile above was suspended a large triangle, burthen. Her cables are said to have been ration of the people towards St. Romain at whose corners were placed three smaller above the thickness of a man's leg; and, to such a degree, that they henceforth reangels, who, at the intermission of each of- besides what is usually found in a ship, she garded him as an actual apostle, who, from fice, perforined upon a set of little bells the contained a wind-mill and a tennis court. the authority of his office, the excellence of hymn of Ave Maria gratid Dei plena per Her destination was, according to some his doctrine, his extreine sanctity, and the Secula, &c. accompanied by a larger angel authors, the East Indies ; according to others, gift of miracles, deserved to be classed with on each side with a trumpet

. To complete the Isle of Rhodes, then attacked by Soli- the earliest preachers of our holy faith. In a this portion of the spectacle, two others, inan II.; but we need not now inquire marshy spot, near Rouen, was bred a below the old man's feet, held tapers, which whither 'she was bound; for, after advan. dragon, the very counterpart of that deswere lighted as the services began, and ex- tage had been taken of two of the highest troyed by St. Nicaise. It committed frighttinguished at their close ; on which occa- tides, the utmost which could be done was ful ravages; lay in wait for man and beast, sions the figures were made to express re to tow her to the end of the pier, where she whom it devoured without mercy; the air luctance by turning quickly about; so that stuck fast, and was finally obliged to be cut was poisoned by its pestilential breath, and it required some dexterity to apply the extinguishers. At the commenceinent of the iinmortalized by Rabelais, under the appel- alarm, than could have been occasioned by a

to pieces. Her history and catastrophe are it was alone the cause of greater mischief and mass, two of the angels by the side of the lation of la Grande Nau Françoise."

whole army of enemies. The inhabitants, Almighty descended to the foot of the altar,

Rouen, however, with its treasures of an- wearied out by many years of suffering, imand, placing themselves by the tomb, in tique sculpture and architecture, naturally plored the aid of St. Romain ; and the chariwhich a pasteboard

figure of the Virgin had occupies the greatest share of Mr. Turner's table and generous, pastor, who dreaded been substituted for her living representa- observation. "The descriptions of the church- nothing in behalf of his flock, comforted them tive, gently raised it to the feet of the Father. The image, as it mounted, from time to time the rest which ornament the work, are at The design itself was noble ; still more so

es are excellent; and the engravings, like with the assurance of a speedy deliverance. lifted its head and extended its arms, as if

once spirited and correct, replete with re was the manner by which he put it in force ; conscious of the approaching beatitude, then, fined art, yet appearing to despise all labour for he would not be satisfied with merely after having received the benediction and and technicality. They well become the killing the monster, but undertook also to been encircled by another angel with a crown text. Among the rest of the buildings are bring it to public execution, by way of atone. of glory, it gradually disappeared behind the the Halles, considered the finest in France, ment for its cruelties. For this purpose, it clonds. At this instant a buffoon, who all and occupying the site of the Castle of was necessary that the dragon should be the time had been playing his antics below, Richard the First.

caught; but when the prelate required a

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companion in the attempt, the hearts of all the wounds received at the siege of Rouen. | inade: " they conduct themselves," said he, jnen failed them. He applied, therefore, to This happened during the civil wars ; in the agreeably to the maxim of warfare, which

a criminal condemned to death for murder; course of which, Hallot had signalized him- says " battez-vous contre ceux qui vous opband, by the promise of a pardon, bought his self as a faithful serrant, and useful assistant posent; mais ayez pitié des vaincus.” Not

assistance, which the certain prospect of a to the inonarch. The murderer knew that so the l'russians : with them it is “ frappez1 scaffold, had he refused to accompany the there was no hopes for him of royal mercy; çà, frappez-la, ct quand ils entrent dans

saint, cansed him the more willingly to and, after having passed some time in con- quelque endroit, ils disent, il nous faut ca, Jend. Together they went, and had no sooner cealment and as a soldier in the army of the il nous faut I1, et ils le prennent d'autorité. reached the marsh, the monster's haunt, league, he had recourse to the Chapter of Cruel Babylon!"-"Yet, eren admitting all than St. Romain approaching courageously, the Cathedral of Rouen, from whom he oh- this,” ve asked, “ how can you reconcile snade the sign of the cross, and at once put tained t!e promise of the shrine of St. Ro. with the spirit of christianity the permission it out of the power of the dragon to attempt main. To put full confidence, however, even given to the Jews by the psalmist, to “ take

to do him injury. He then tied his stole in this, would, under such circumstances, up her little ones and dash them against the LO around his neck, and, in that state, delivered have been imprudent. The clergy might break stones.”—“ Ah! you misunderstand the

lim to the prisoner, who dragged him to their word, or a nightier power might inter- sense, the psalın does not authorize crneliy; the city, where he was burner in the presence pose. D'Alégre, therefore, persuaded al-mais, attendez! ce n'est pas ainsi : les of all the people, and his ashes thrown into young man, formerly a page of his, of the picrres là sont Saint Pierre : et heureux celui the river. The manuscript of the Abhey of name of Pelu, to surrender himself

as guilty qui les attachera à Saint Pierre ; qui monHautmont, from which this legend is ex- of the crime ; and to him the privilege was irera de l'attachement, de l'intrépidité pour tracted, adds, that suck was the fame of this granted; under the sanction of which, the sa religion.” iniracle throughout France, that Dagobert, real culprit, and several of his accomplices This is as whimsical an exponnding of a the reigning sovereign, sent for St. Romain in the assassination, obtained a free pardon. text as any we remember. The following, is to court, to hear a true narrative of the fact The widow and daughter of Hallot, in vain also curious. froin his ova lips; and, impressed with remonstrated : the utmost that could be done, “ The date of the crection of the chapel reverent avve, bestowed the celebrated privi- after a tedious law-suit, was to procure a (of a supposed Lazar-house, dedicated to St. lege upon him and his successors for ever. small fine to be imposed upon Pehu, und to Julian three miles from Rouen,) is well

The right has, in comparatively molern cause him to be banished from Normandy ascertained. The hospital was founded in times, been more than once contested, but and Picardy and the vicinity of Paris. But 1183, by Henry Plantagenet, as a priory for always maintained; and so great was the regulations were in consequence arlopted, the reception of uninarried ladies of nolile celebrity of the ceremony, that princes and with respect to the esercise of the privilege; blood, who were destined for a religious life, potentates have repeatedlý travelled to Rouen, and the pardons granted under faror of it and had the misfortune to be aftlicted with for the purpose of witnessing it.”

were ever afterwards obliged to be ratified leprosy. One of their appellations was filles “ To keep alive the tradition, in which under the high seal of the kingilom." meselles, in which latter word, you will imPopish superstition has contrived to blend The following lively account of an en- mediately recognize the origin of our terma Judaic customs with keathen inythology, the counter with an odd character at Rouen, is for the disease still prevalent among us, the practice was, that the prisoner selected for given by the author.

ineasles. Johnson strangely derives this word pardon should be brought to this place, “ It chanced, that I visited the hill on from morbilli; but the true northern roots called the chapel of St. Romain, and should Michaelmas-day, and a curious proof was have been given by Mr. Todu, in his most here be received by the clergy in full robes, afforded me, that, at however low an ebb re- valuable republication of our national dicheaded by the archbishop, and bearing all ligion may be in France, enthusiastic fana- tionary; a work which now deserves to be the relics of the church ; among others, the ticism is far from extinct. A man of the named after the editor, rather than the shrine of St. Ro:nain, which the criminal, lower classes of society was praying before original compiler. It may also be added, after having been reprimanded and assolved, a broken cross, near St. Michael's Cliapel, that the word was in common use in the old but still knceling, thrice listed, among the where, befure the revolution, the monks of Norman Frerek, an:I was plainly intended to shouts of the populace, and then, with a St. Ouen used annually on this day to perform designate a slight degree of scurvy." garland upon his head and the shrine in his mass, and many persons of extraordinary To pursue this subject a few steps bands, accompanied the clergy in pro- piety were wont to asscinile the first Wednes- farther, Jamieson, who is as excellent in cession to the cathe:Iral. But the revolution day of every month to pray and to preach, in points of etymology as Johnson is deficient, happily consigacd the relies to their kindred | bonor of the guardian angels. His manner quotes, in his Scottish Dictionary, an instance dust, and put an end to a privilege e:ninently was earnest in the extreme; his eyes wan- where the identical expression, ineselleliable to abusc, from the circumstance of dered strangely ; his gestures were extrava- houses, is used in old English ;" the pardon being extended, not only to the gant, and tears rolled in profusion down a

to meselle houses of that same criminal limself, but to all his accomplices ; face, whosc every feature bore the strongest

rond, so that, an inferior culprit sometimes sur-marks of a decided devotee. A shower which Thre thousand mark unto ther spense le rendered himself to justice, in confidence of came at the moment compelled us both to

fond."

R. BRUNNE, p. 136. interest being made to obtain him the shrine, seek shelter within the walls of the chapel, and thus to shield under his protection more and we soon became social and entered into The Norfolk farmers and dairy-maids tell us powerful and more guilty delinquets. The conversation. The ruined state of the build- to this day of measley porh ; in Scotch, a various modifications, however," of latter ing was his first and favourite topic : he la- leper is called a mesel ; and, among the times, had so abridged its power, that it was mented its destruction ; he mourned over the Swedes, the word for measles is one nearly at last only able to rescne a man guilty of state of the times which could countenance similar in sound, moss-ling. The French involuntary homicide. We may hope, there such impiety; and gradually, while he turned academy, however, hare refused to admit fore, it was not altogether deserving the hard over the leaves of the prayer-book in his meselle to the honor of a place in their lanterins bestowed upon it by Millin, who calls hand, he was led to read aloud the hundred guage, because it was obsolete or vulgar in it the most absurd, most infamous, and most and thirty-sixth psalm, commenting upon the time of Louis XIII. The word is exdetestable of all privileges, and adduces a every verse as he proceeded, and weeping pressive, and no better one has supplied its very flagrant instance of injustice committed more and more bitterly, when he came to the place; and we may suppose that it was inunder its plea.- D’Alégre, governor of Gi- part commemorating the ruin of Jerusalem, troduced by the Norman conquerors, and that sors, in consequence of a private piqre ishich he applied, naturally enough, to the it properly belongs to the Gothic tongues, in against the Baron du Hallot, lord of the captive state of France, smarting as she then the whole of which the root is to be found neighbouring town of Vernon, treacherously was under the iron roi of Prussia. Of the more or less modified.' Instances of this assassinated him at his own house, while he other allies, including even the Russians, he kind, and they are many, serve as additionat was yet upon crutches, in consequence of owned that there was no complaint to be proofs, if proofs indeed were needed, of the

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