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you aught that is not strictly true?" This last I do not know, for some call« Whisht, callant. It as a' that ye ed him by one name, and some anken about the matter," said the coun- other. He is a stout boardly gentletryman.

I am only speaking for man, with a large round whitish face, mysel'. Let every man ride the ford -a great deal of white round the puas he finds it. He may have always pil of the eye, and thin curled hair. told the truth to you, and every body A most choice spirit ; and you must else. I'll never dispute that. But let either have known or heard of him me think; as far as I min', he never when you were in Campbell's house in a' his life tauld me the truth but here. I took him at first for a well ance, and that was by mere chance, educated substantial merchant; afterand no in the least intentional.” I was wards for a sea-captain ; but I now petrified, but those who knew the two suspect that he may move in a higher only laughed, and the accused party circle than either of these would do. laughed the most heartily of any. The next most remarkable man of

The croupier was likewise a young the party in my eyes was a little fat gentleman, tall, fair, and athletic; and Gibbon-faced scholar, with a treble had a particular modeof always turning voice, and little grey eyes. He is inup his face like a cock drinking out of a deed a fellow of infinite wit and huwell when he began to speak. Though mour, but of what profession I could rather fluent after he began talking, not devise. He may be a doctor of he seemed always to commence either physic, a dominie, a divine, a cowith pain or difficulty, and often in median, or something more extraorthe middle of a dispute between others, dinary than any of these; but I am when he disapproved of a sentiment sure his is an artless and a good heart, on either side, then he held up his and that he is not aware of the powface, and made his mouth like a round ers of his own mind in the delineation hole, without engaging any farther in of human characters, perhaps (and it is the debate. I could not help obser- a pity) too careless of what he says, ving, however, that one very inge- and too much addicted to the ludinious gentleman, with whom I was peculiarly happy to meet, but who is There was also a tall elegant old now so publicly known, that I dare gentleman, from whom I expected not even describe him, kept his eye something highly original. There were ever and anon upon the croupier's mo two or three attitudes of body, and tions; and though he sometimes laugh- expressions of countenance, that he ed at them, if ever the said croupier assumed in confuting a young imperturned up his face, he held it as good tinent advocate, that were quite inas if he had sworn that the speaker was imitable ; but he was placed by some wrong. And this celebrated charac- individuals that he seemed not to like, ter restrained himself, or rose into and in a short time drew himself up. double energy exactly in proportion I hope I shall have an opportunity of to the attitude of the croupier's nose, describing some more of them by and which he failed not to consult as mi- by; in the mean time I must proceed autely as a farmer does the state of with regularity, which leads me at prehis barometer.

sent to something by no means unsubThere were also two, who, by way stantial, namely the dinner, a thing of precedency, sat opposite to each which I have always accounted an exother in armed chairs at the middle of cellent contrivance wherewith to bethe table ; the one a facetious little gin the commemoration of any great gentleman, with an Irish accent; the event. drollest being, without effort or pre The

dishes were exclusively Scotmeditation, that I ever heard open a tish. There was the balmy Scots kail, mouth. Indeed one would have thought and the hodge-podge, at the two ends that he often opened his, and let it of the table to begin with ; and both say what it liked. I was a grieved of these backed by a luxurious healthyman when he got so drunk at an early looking haggies, somewhat like a rollhour that he fell under the table. ed up hedgehog. Then there were His fellow was nothing behind him two pairs of singed sheep heads, smiin either good humour or fun, but I ling on one another at the sides, all of thought they were sometimes trying thein surrounded by well scraped trotwho could speak the greatest nonsense. ters, laid at right angles, in the same


way that a carpenter lays up his wood his hand again as a sign for them to be to dry; and each of these dishes was silent, and seemed disposed to habacked by jolly black and white pud- rangue them. Some called to order ; dings, lying in the folds of each other, others, Hear, hear; and, finally, all beautiful, fresh, and smooth ; and re- voices united in the cry of, Chair,chair. sembling tiers of Circassian and Ethio- The orator finding himself thus interpian young maidens in loving em- rupted in what he intended to have braces. After these came immense said, looked good-naturedly about, and rows of wild ducks, teals, and geese of said, “ I fancy I'm maybe like the tail various descriptions ; with many other that grew out o' the tup's nose, a sma' mountain birds that must be exceed- bit out o' my place here, and a wee ingly rare, for though I have been bred blink farther forret than I should hae in Scotland all my life, I never heard been. I was gaun to mak a speech, any of their names before. Among an' tack a toast to the tail o't; but a’ them were some called whaups, or in gude time. Auld cronie, gi'e me tilliwhillies, withertyweeps, and bris- your hand in the meanwhile ; I hae aye tlecocks.

kend you for a leel man and a true, As soon as the dinner was over, our and I think mair o'ye the night than worthy president rose and made a most ever !” With that he shook the old splendid speech, but as you know I do president unmercifully by the hand, not write the short-hand, I cannot do and added, “ Ay, my hearty auld cock, justice to it by any report. He con we are a'ane, and there's muckle gude cluded thus :-" Gentlemen, let us blood i' the land that's a' ane wi' us ; dedicate this bumper to our beloved and as lang as that is the case, we'll sovereign, GEORGE THE FOURTH— sing the Whigs Leyden's bit auld May he long be spared to wear the sangcrown this day set upon his head, and

My name it is doughty Jock Elliot, sway the sceptre put into his hand over

And wha dare meddle wi' me?'” a free, a loyal, and a happy people. With all the honours, ten times re After this, a number of loyal and doubled.”

national toasts followed from the chair, Here the applause, clapping of hands, the same that are given at every social waving of handkerchiefs, and shout- meeting. When these were exhausting, was prodigious, so that I was afraid ed, the croupier being called on for a the people, in the extremity of their toast, he rose, and after turning his loyalty, had been going mad. But face three times straight upward, he after they had sung the King's An- delivered a very striking speech, and them in full chorus, they again took concluded by giving as a toast, “ A their seats quietly, all save the coun- pleasant journey, and a hearty welcome tryman beforementioned, who was pla- to our King to Scotland.. ced at the president's left hand, and This toast was drank with all the howho had all the time been sitting with nours; and, before the president took open mouth staring in the speaker's his seat, he begged that some gentleface. When the rest sat down, he man would favour the company with heaved his fist firm clenched above his a song corresponding with the toast. head, and vociferated, in a loud and “ That I'll do wi' a' my heart,” said broad dialect, “ Faith, callants, ye the countryman, “ an ye'll excuse me may say what ye like; but I can tell my speech. I'm never at a loss for a you, that this auld chap at the end o' sang; and gin I ha'e nae new ane that the board speaks weel, and hauds a suits, I can brag a' the country at confoundit grip o' good sense too." patching up an auld ane." He then And with that he came down on the sung the following song with great table with such a rap, that he made all glee, and every time he pronounced the glasses jingle. This set the circle the term Carle, he came with a slap on in a roar of laughter, but he held up the president's shoulder.

Carle, an the King come."

“ Carle, an the King come!

Carle, an the King come!
Thou shalt dance, and I shall sing,

Carle, an the King come !"

A royal face when have we seen?
When has a King in Scotland been?
Faith, we shall bob it on the green,

Carle, an the King come.

Raise the loyal strain now!
Carle, thou's be fain now!
We's gar a' our bagpipes bumm,

Carle, an the King come.
Auld carle, I have heard thee bless
His good auld Sire with earnestness ;
Nor shall thy heart rejoice the less,

Carle, an the King come.

I have heard thee tell, too,
Stuart's race excelled too;
Then, for their sakes, we'll hail their Son,

Carle, an the King come.
For them our fathers rued fu' sair,
And stood till they could stand nae mair;
Then let us hail their only Heir

Carle, an the King come.

Who has raised our name high?
And our warrior fame high?
Tell—that snarlers may sing dumb,

Carle, an the King come.
O loyalty's a noble thing!
A flower in heaven that first did spring ;
And every grumbler down we'll fling,

Carle, an the King come.

Who our band can sever?
Carping croakers, never!
But now their crimes we'll scorn to sum,

Carle, an the King come.
Then bend the bicker ane an'a',
We'll drink till we be like to fa',
And dance it, cripple stilts an'a',

Carle, an the King come.

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“ Carle, an the King come!

Carle, an the King come!
Thou shalt dance, and I shall sing,

Carle, an the King come !".
When yellow corn grows on the riggs,
And gibbets rise to hang the Whigs,
O then we will dance Scottish jigs,

Carle, an the King come.
The singer received his due quota of night yet by ten bumpers. I ken him
applause; and being reminded that he ower weel to ca' on him now ;-but
had a right to call a song, it was hint- he'll gie me, Wad ye ken what a Whig
ed, that he should call on the Mer- is? or twall o'clock yet, for a' his
chant of Venice, alias the Royal Mer- canting about rights an’ liberties in
chant; but he shook his head, and re the forenoon. He speaks muckle non-
plied, “ Na, na, it is nae his time o sense about thae things. I'm while's

just wae for him.” Another whisper- ful remembrances, and whose descent ed him to call on the president; but to the grave was long overshadowed he added, “ Na; I'm something like by the darkest of human calamities.” the weaver wi' his grace- I never like Such were some of the speaker's imto ask ought that I think I ha’e nae pressive words; and you can scarcely some chance o' getting.”

conceive how much he affected his The next gentleman who spoke, at audience. It was upon the whole & least to any purpose, was one before singular mixture of prolixity, pathos, mentioned, whose personal appearance and sublimity. He concluded by giving I chuse not to describe. He being “The memory of our late beloved and clothed in black, I had taken him all revered Sovereign, George the Third.” the afternoon for a clergyman; and The toast was drunk with the silent after he spoke, I had no doubt but honours, in a way which I never saw that he was a celebrated whig minister, done in Glasgow, and which in this who was taken from Perthshire to instance appeared to me highly imLondon some years ago; and yet I pressive. All the company taking excould not conceive what he was seek, ample by the president stood up in ing there. Word followed word, and silence, and waving their emptied sentence followed sentence, till he ac- glasses slowly around their heads, tually winded out his speech to the crossed their hands on their brows length of three quarters of an hour's and made a reverend bow, after which duration. But before he was half done a long restrained ruf of approbation I got fatigued, which, creating some ensued like the sound made by mufconfusion in my ideas, I lost all traces fled drums. of connection in my notes ; and on After this an elderly gentleman with looking them over to-day, I find so spectacles rose, and said, “ He had many contractions of superlative terms, been favoured with a few verses of a most of them meaning the same thing, song that day that they were writthat I can make nothing of them; and ten by a gentleman in the compait is a loss for you I cannot, for though ny, who, he believed, had written the speech was delivered in a preach- more loyal and national songs than ing style, it was nevertheless a piece of any bard now living, more perhaps grand and impressive eloquence; inso- than all of them put together; and as much, that I said to myself again and the verses appeared to suit the foreagain, “ On my word but the seceder going toast in a particular manner, he minister does well!” The subject was volunteered to sing them, provided he indeed scarcely to be equalled. It was were allowed to consult the manuscript. a character of our late venerable and This being granted, he sung the folbeloved Sovereign—“ The father of lowing stanzas in a soft under voice, his people, and the firm defender of to a most beautiful old air, to be found their rights, whose image was embalm- only in Albyn's Anthology. ed for ever in their profound and grate

Our good Auld Man.

Our good auld man is gane !

Our good auld man is gane !
But I will greet for the auld grey head,

Now cauld aneath the stane.

There's some brag o' their weir,

And some o' their lordly kin;
But a' my boast was his virtuous breast,

And the kindly heart within.

'Tis neither for blight nor blame

That the tear-drap blinds my e'e,
But I greet when I think o' the auld grey head,
And a' that it bore for me.

Though darkness veil'd his eye,

And light o' the soul was nane ;
They shall shine bright in a purer light,

When the moon and the stars are gane.

I only took notes of one more speech and two songs; for, indeed, the glass went round so freely, that wine and loyalty got the upper-hand of my judgment, and I lost all recollection of what was afterwards done, said, or sung, as completely, as if I had been at a whig dinner, with Kelly in the chair, at the Black Bull.--Yours, &c.




Early Recollections:
We twa hae ruin about the braes,

And pu'd the gowans fine ;
But we've wander'd mony a weary fit

Sin auld langsyne
We twa hae paidelt in the burn

Frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae row'd
Sin auld langsyne.

BURNS. In travelling along the streets of Edin- blind Harry, as well as ever, and caii burgh, I have often stopped to wit- jink as nimbly at tig touch timmer, ness the children of the present day doze a tap, or roll up a pirie, as if I enjoying themselves at the games had just escaped from reading my acwhich formed the delighted pastime customed dose of Barrie's Collection, of my boyhood ; and I have sometimes under the superintendance of that regretted that a classical book of juve- worthy teacher. nal sports did not exist, to assist the In the multifarious projects of manrecollections of the past. Indeed I hood, what a change must not the had, I must confess, for a long time most careless observer have perceived ceased to notice the continuance of from the time when one set of objects, such games, till, in my own family, a and one set of amusements, formed set of youngsters arose, who from the the business and the pleasure of all; school brought the knowledge and the and no one can look back to the pepractice of the almost forgotten amuse riod of boyish amusement, and early ments; but, from that period, I have study, without thinking of the varied again refreshed my memory, by taking situations which his school-fellows a share in these innocent relaxations ; now fill in the great theatre of life. and, though it may not add much He who was the hero of the little ring weight to my character as a philoso- at school, has perhaps sunk into the phical traveller, I find I can take a humble dependent of his former folgame with the buirns at kittlie-cout, or lower; and he who enacted the chief

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