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THE LADY TO HER LOVER.
On! thy vow of love was breathed to me
In yon myrtle bower, whose blossoms crown'd us.
And the heavens and earth were still around us ;
When the fields were rich in flowery treasures,
And the birds pour'd forth their warbled measures ;
Thy vow was breathed in the morn of youth,
When thy step was gay in springing lightness,
And thy dark eye laugh'd in merry brightness ;
When thy ear drank in Fame's flattering story,
And thy pulse throbb'a high with thoughts of glory ;
Of the fairy scenes that now invite thee,
From the false, false world that dares to slight thee;
THE LATEST FEMALE FASHIONS,
EXPLANATION OF THE PRINT OF THE FASHIONS.
MORNING VISITING DRESS.
another flounce, and that headed A high dress composed of India also by embroidery. Pink crape muslin, corsage en chemisette, but hat elegantly trimmed with an interwith very little fulness, which is mixture of blond lace, flowers, and arranged in a broad band of rich rosettes of ribbon. Scarf of pink embroidery round the top; a simi- gauze terminated by neuds of ribbon lar embroidery marks the centre of to correspond. the bust before. Sleeve à la Montespan, with an embroidered epau- EVENING Dress.-A SLIGHT SKETCH lette ; the trimming of the skirt
OF QUEEN ADELAIDE. consists of a worked flounce, placed A satin dress, the color is Claclose to the border, above which is rence blue of the highest shade. The a rich embroidery surmounted by corsage is cut low and square, and
made with a pointed white satin sto- hair is dressed in full curls on the macher richly ornamented with large forehead, and low at the sides of the pearls; a string of pearls encircles face ; it is turned up in one large the waist, and terminates by a tassel bow on the summit of the head, by which descends from the point. Short a jeweled comb; an ornament réfull white satin sleeve, over which is sembling a tiara, composed of blond one in the form of a shell, composed net, intermixed with pearls, and surof three falls of wbite tulle, embroi- mounted by bows of gauze ribbon to dered in blue silk of a lighter shade correspond in color with the dress, than the dress. The skirt is made is placed immediately over the foreconsiderably shorter than the white head, and a tulle scarf embroidered satin slip worn under it, and is to correspond with the trimming, trimmed with a deep flounce of tulle thrown gracefully over the back of richly embroidered in blue silk. the head. Necklace and ear-rings Tulle apron, also embroidered. The of large pearls. Gold bracelets.
“ Little things have their value.”
A Benevolent Man.-The grandfather of good things at first hand, which had told the present Earl of Balcarras was a bene so well at second. He did so; but soon volent man, with more of what the French lost both bumor and temper, at hearing the call bonhommie, than most men, as the fol- worthy cits, whenever he attempted to be lowing fact will show. His lordship was funny, respond with mingled wonder and a skilful agriculturist, and, among other delight, “ How like Tom Bennet ! ” fruits of his skill, he was particularly Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress.-Wher proud of a field of turnips, which were of Cowper composed bis Satires, says Mr. unusual size. One day, his lordship was Southey, he hid the name of Whitefield walking in this field, and admiring its pro “ beneath well-sounding Greek;" and ahdore, when he discovered, close to the stained from mentioning Bunyan, while hedge, a woman, who was a pensioner of be panegyrised him, “lest so despised a the family, but who, forgetting ber duty name should move a speer." In Bunyan's and her obligations, had stolen a large case this could bardly have been needful sukful of the precious turnips, and was forty years ago ; for, though a just appremaking the best of her way home, when ciation of our older and better writers was she was thus caught in the manner, as the at that time for less general than it aplawyers would say. The worthy noble- pears to be at present, the author of the kan very justly reproached the woman Pilgrim's Progress was even then in high with her dishonesty and ingratitude, re repute. His fame may literally be said to minded her that she would have received lave risen ; beginning among ihe people, i sackful of turnips had she asked for it in it had made its way up to those who are a proper way, instead of stealing his favor- called the public. In most instances, the iles. The woman silently curtsied at eve many receive gradually and slowly the
sentence, and confessed her ofience, but opinions of the few respecting literary, mepleaded her large family. The good man rit; and sometimes, in assent to such auwas at last mollified, and was leaving the thority, profess with their lips an adıniraBeld, when the woman, who had dropped tion of they know not what—hey know ber prize on his lordship's first accosting not why. “But here, the opinion of the ber, and was now with difficulty endeavor- multitude had been ratified by the juding to lift it on ber back again, called to cious. The people knew what they adhim—0, my lord, my lord, do gie ine a mired. It is a book which makes its way baund.and help the poke on my back, for through the fancy to the understanding s unco heavy, and I canna get it up by and the heart; the child peruses it with mysell." Thus she bespoke the earl, who wonder and delight; in youth we discover actually turned back, and did assist the the genius which it displays; its worth is woman to load herself with the stolen apprehended as we advance in years; and turnips!
we perceive its merits feelingly in declinImitation. A silk-mercer bad associated ing age. with Shuter till he caught, not only all his
An Outline.- When the Duke de Choibest jokes and ditties, but the very manner seul, who was a remarkably meagre-look. in which they were given. The latter ing man, came to London to negociate a hearing this, determined to visit a club one
peace, Charles Townshend being asked evening which this gentleman frequented, whether the French government had sent and see what would be the effect of his the preliminaries of a treaty, answered,
« he did not know, but they had sent the -Mandeville tells of a people somewhere, outline of an ambassador."
that used their ears for cushions. And á The Way in which we shoot Game.-We servant of his (says Dr. Bulwer), that are a dead-shot, but not always, for the could not conceal his Midas, told me lately forefinger of our right hand is the most fit- in private, that on going to bed he binds ful forefinger in all this capricious world. them to his crown, and they serve him for Like all performers in the Fine Arts, our quilted nightcaps.” execution is very uncertain ; and though Spicy Profits. In the third voyage of "always ready." is the impress on one the Company to the East Indies, one of side of our shield, " hit and miss" is that the ships, the Consent, of 115 tons, sailed on the other, and often the more charac. from the Thames in March, 1607, and proteristic. A gentleman ouglit not to shoot cured a cargo of cloves.
The prime cost like a gamekeeper, any more than at bil was £2,948 15s. and they were sold for liards to play like a sharper. We choose £36,787. to shoot like a philosopher, as we are, and Strength of “the Ruling Passion." -M. to preserve the golden mean in murder. de Fontenelle, who lived till within one We hold, with Aristotle, that all virtue month of 100, was singular in his conduct ; consists in the middle between the two for it was remarked of him that he was extremes ; and thus we shoot in a style never known either to laugh or to cry, and equi-distant from that of the game-keeper he even boasted of his insensibility. One on the one hand and that of the bagman on day a certain bon vivant Abbé, with whom the other, and neither killing nor missing he was particularly intimate, came unerevery bird ; but, true to the spirit of the pectedly to dinner. The Abbé and FonteAristotelian doctrine, leaning with a de- nalle were both very fond of asparagus ; cided inclination towards the first rather but the former liked it dressed with butter, than the second predicament. If we shoot and the latter with oil. Fontenelle said, too well one day, we are pretty sure to that for such a friend there was no sacrimake amends for it by shooting just as fice of which he did not feel bimself capamuch too ill another; and thus, at the ble, and that he should have half the dish of close of the week, we can go to bed with asparagus which he had ordered for him. a clear conscience. In short, we shoot self, and that half, moreover, should be like gentlemen, scholars, poets, philoso- done with butter. While they were conphers, and contributors, as we are; and versing together thus friendly, the poor looking at us, you have a sight
Abbé fell suddenly down in an apoplectic • Of him who walks in glory and in joy,
fit; upon which his friend, Fontenelle, inFollowing his dog upon the mouutain-side,”
stantly scampered down stairs, and bawled
out to his cook, with eagerness, The a man evidently not shooting for a wager, whole with oil ! 'the whole with oil! as at and performing a match from the mean first." motive of avarice or ambition, but blazing A Concert of Cats. — The following away at his own delight, and, without amusing passage occurs in a letter, " Sur seeming to know it, making a great noise les Spectacles des Anglais," from Baron in the world. Such, believe us, is ever Bielfield to a friend at Berlin :-“ On m'a the mode in which true genius displays at reconté qu'un Italien industrieux s'avisa once the earnestness and the modesty of de donner, il y a quelque années, un specits character.
tacle singulier à Londres. C'etoit abord Drum Ecclesiastic.. “Ah, Sir," ex un concert de Chats, qu'il avoit rangés seclaimed an elder, in a tone of pathetic re lon leur age, leur grosseur, et leur voix, collection, our late minister was the plus ou moins forte, sur des gradins, ou man! He was a powerfu' preacher, for i' forme d'amphithéatre. Tous les Chats the short time he delivered the word étoient ajustés de fraises, et de manchettes amang us, he knocked three pulpits to de papier. Ils avoient devant eux des pieces, and dang the insides out o' five pupitres, où leurs pattes étoient attachées. bibles !
Chaque Chat avoit devant soi une feuille Ears. Among the Romans it was a cus de musique, et deux bougies. L'on m'a tom to pull or pinch the ears of witnesses, assuré, que cette assemblée de virtuoses present at any transaction, that they might mi-tigres formoit un coup-d'ail bien coremember it when they were called to give mique au moment qu'on levoit la toile; in their testimony. Among the Athenians qu'il y avoit parmi ces Chats des phisionoit was a mark of nobility to have the ears mies fort plaisantes; que chacun d'eux bored; and among the Hebrews and Ro- sembloit rouler les yeux d'une manière mans this was a mark of servitude.-But- différente ; que la musique, et les instruler tells us that "a witty knave bargained ments dont on accompagnoit leur vois, with a seller of lace, in London, for so étoient également bizarres ; et que toutes much lace as would reach from one of his leurs queues étant arrêvées dans des pinces, ears to the other. When they had agreed, le maître de cette chapelle singuliere he told her he believed she had not quite n'avoit que serrer ces pinces, pour faire enough to perform the covenant, for one of miauler et crier ses chanteurs aux endroits his ears was nailed to the pillory at Bristol. où il en avoit besoin."
Among the recollections associated being a capital shot, a dauntless with my earlier years, none awa- hunter, and, moreover, what was ken such happy feelings as the me- certainly an anomaly, a tender and mory of a friend of my father's, assiduous nurse. named Butler; and, in devoting a My father, who had been a leisure hour to a sketch of his cha- schoolfellow, and subsequently a racter, I anticipate the revival of college chum of his eldest Srother's, many delightful sensations, which invited Harry to spend some time other reminiscences would fail to with him, on the decease of his facreate.
ther; and, had there not been a Harry Butler was the youngest rapid increase to the family in the son of a gentleman of ancient fa- shape of sundry little misses and mly and comfortable fortune, in the masters, he might have been an innorth of England; but, his estate mate of our house until his death. being entailed, and his family large, It so happened, at the time I had his younger children were necessa- the honour of entering existence, rily left with few pecuniary re- that the nurseries were pronounced sources, save what arose from the not to be sufficiently capacious to professions they had embraced contain so many inhabitants ; and during the life of their father. it was found necessary to add Mr.
At the death of his parent, Har- Butler's sleeping apartment to ry wanted a few months of com- them. Notwithstanding the expleting his minority, when his own treme delicacy with which he was inheritance would be little more requested to occupy another bedthan one hundred pounds per an- room, and the apologies which acnum, the legacy of a distant rela- companied it, he hesitated to comtive. Being the youngest son, and ply--not from any feeling of dislike in his childhood the plaything of his at the change, but from a few awakfather, his education had been much ened qualms of conscience at conneglected; for Mr. Butler, towards tinuing his residence with us any the close of his life, became a fret- longer. His visit had been prosul valetudinarian, and, in spite of longed from weeks to months, and the remonstrances of his friends, from months to years ; and, one refused to part with his favorite evening, during the time that interson ; the natural consequence of vened between dinner and tea (I do which was, that, when arrived at not think he could possibiy have manhood, his knowledge consisted found utterance in the broad light in thoroughly understanding the of day), he communicated to my asmanagement of dogs and horses, in tonished father his intention of
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leaving him at the expiration of a earth save Mr. Butler would recol-
cause of this domestic uneasiness, Both my parents had various mo- had never made my appearance. tives for wishing to keep him. There was, besides, a stronger reaPutting aside his kind heart and son which delicacy forbade my fagentle temper, his qualifications as ther to adduce. “ How could he a sportsman had sufficiently en- possibly make his slender income deared him to my father ; and the suffice for all his wants ? His own experience he possessed in man- family could afford him no assistaging horses and training dogs was ance, and a profession of any kind so great, that from his departure was totally out of the question. nothing less was anticipated by his He had too from childhood been friend than the total loss of his fa- accustomed to all the comforts and vorites in the stable and in the many of the luxuries of life, yet he kennel.
would give up all, merely to indulge “Who but Harry Butler could a foolish whim. The fellow was have provided sufficient game in mad—he must be mad !” and every two mornings to feast a party of species of raillery and jesting, friends, who filled the house, for a which long intimacy would allow, whole week? Who but Harry was put in force to induce bim to Butler could have cured Black relinquish his design, but without Tim of jibbing, and, more than all, effect. His expressions of gratitude who else could have discovered the were unbounded-in thanks he was retreat of the otter, which for two eloquent ; and so simple and touchsuccessive years devoured the carp ing were his professions of neverin the large pond ?-Part with him! ceasing regard, that I believe the the thing was impossible !" Thus separation had a great effect in mentally argued my father. My strengthening the love of my pamother's reasons were of a totally rents, if it were possible that their different nature. “ Who but Mr. attachment were capable of inButler would allow the children to torment him in every possible way, But, after all, his departure from without being angry or annoyed? our house was little more than noWho but Mr. Butler would have minal; he engaged a lodging in the sat the whole morning in George's neighboring town, to which he reroom, when confined by the measles, turned every night to sleep after to keep the dear child quiet by passing the whole day with us, so manufacturing a paper kite ? More- that my father had nearly as much of over, what person on the whole his company as before, and the evils