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of long dark brown hair ; full dark eyes, fulness in the sacred function, the Doctor's hands and arms formed like the human spe- grandfather and father having been parochial cies, with a slight web connecting the upper ministers in the same Presbytery with himpart of the fingers, which were frequently self, the one for 68 and the other for 53 years. employed in throwing back herflowing locks, Their united incumbencies amonnt to 164 and rúoning them thro' her hair ; her nove- years, while for 116 successive years their ments in the water seemed principally di- nam-s have stood in the Presbytery roll. rected by the fiony extremity. For nearly Although in a state of great debility of body, an hour she remained in apparent tranquil iosomuch that, latterly, he had to sit in the lity, in view of upwards of three hundred pulpit, Dr. Nairne's mind continued to be in persons, until a musket was levelled at her, full vigour to the st. which having flashed in the pan, she immediately dived, and was not afterwards seen. Mr. R. Warner, of Southleigh, near WitMr. Evans declares that she did not appear ney, has in his yard a well, which contains to him to possess the p'war of speech, her salt water and fresh. The former (pot quite looks appeared varant, and there was an evi- 80 unpleasant to the taste as sea-water) is dent want of intelligence. As this is the sea. puciped from the bottom, and is used for son of the fishery, we are in hopes some of cleaning domestic articles. The fresh water, our fishermen may draw her in their pets; as which is very good, is drawn from the sur it is probable at the time she was discovered face. Wr. Burrell (late of Witney) extracted she was in search of some place to deposit ber a considerable quantity of salt from a galloa young.

which was pumped from the bottom. There is an Englishman now resident at the

A strawberry, of the extraordinary weight village of Radam, on the Nile, a considera- of an ounce and a half, was lately gathered ble distance from Cairo, who has engaged in in the garden of George Notley, esq. of Lila concern with the Pacha for the purpose lington ; it measured seven inches in circumof refioing Egyptian gugar, aod distilling rum ference. from tne molasses obtained. A recent traveller asserts that he has completely succeeded; YUCCA GLORIOSA, THE BROADthat the sugar is equal to any loaf sugar we see in Europe ; and the ruin is so excellent, LEAVED ADAM'S NEEDLE. that all the great Turks are forgetting the sober and salutary precepts of the Koran.

In a handsomely concerted, and well cal

tivated flower-garden, at Oundle, this rarely In consequence of the mildness of the last and elegantly blooming plant, of ten years winter a fine luxuriant self-sown crop of growth, is now shewing its first flowers in barley was stacked a few days since; and the fullest perfection ; of which, including on the following day, a field of fine oats

the flower buds of fairest promise, nearly five (self-sown) was safely housed : both of which bundred are apparent on a strong single stem, grew on the estate belonging to R. Marriott, about six feet in beight. It is said, that with gent. of Newnham, near Daventry.

the leaves of this plant, which are strong and

sharply pointed, the aprons of fig leaves were In the gardens of the York city gaol there formed in the happy garden of Eden. is a tree from which Mr. Rylan, the gaoler, has this year taken 1200 apricots; and it is CRYSTAL MINE IN FRANCE. calculated that about the same number rc

Some time ago, it was announced that a main on it. What renders it more remarka: crystal mine had been discovered in France, ble, is, that the tree never bore fruit (except

near Vic, in Lorraine. The examination in in a very scanty manner) till this season.

consequence of some unexpected indications At a late dinner of the subscribers to the only one of the kind ever known in France),

which led to the discovery of this mine, (tbe projected Dartmoor Railway, Sir T. Tyr- has been made by a company, with a licence whitt entered ir to many interesting explana- for the purpose, obtained from the Director tions on the subject of the railway, and the General of Mines. Never was experiment probable use to which the prisons on Dart- attended with more fortunate circumstances. moor may be applied. A glow of benevolent The soil of this mine is as white as alabaster; feeling was imparted to every one present, its crystals are purer and more brilliant than by hearing, that at least 8,000 pauper child- the specimens which have been procured ren, now wandering, unemployed, and un- from the mines of Poland and Austria. Its educated, in the purlieus of vice and crime in the London bills of mortality, will, in all quality is perfect, and every thing indicates

that its mass is enormous. The Director probability, be soon rescued from impending General of Mines having been informed, by destruction, and consigned to Dartmoor, for the authors of this search,

that the borer had the purpose of learning the arts of industry, already penetrated ten feet into the pare and receiving that religious and moral in- crystal, has given orders to the Engineer of struction of which they are now so woefully ignorant.

the Department of the Meurthe, to repair lo

the spot to draw up an autbentic' account of Died, at the Manse of Pittenweem, in the

this important discovery, and of sucb facts as

may relate to it. Presbytery of St. Andrew's, Rev. Dr. James Nairne, of Claremont,minister of that parish, in the 69th year of his age, and the 44th of

Southampton Row Savings Bank--.By the his ministry. Dr. Nairne died the father of report presented to the general meeting of his Presbytery, as his grandfather and father its managers on the 20th July, it appean that had done. The family have been favoured this institution has received to that date, in Providence by a long tract of public use

since its establishment in February, 1817. at the sight, And heard the far-high thunders roll

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Originul Poetry.

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70,5441. Os. 11d. in 15,576 deposits,* from Two friends, much in the habit of running 3219 individuals, consisting of --

their Latin puos against each other, happen1286 Domestic Servants.

ed to be at the Opera on the first evening of 1069 Persoas connected with trades and the Emperor, King, and Regent, making manufactures,

their appearance. In the early part of the 131 Labourers and Porters,

evening, one of the friends expressed himself 333 Minors,

enthusiastically respecting the beauty of a 10 Friendly and other Societies,

lady wbo sat with her full face towards them; 383 Persons not particularly described, but, shortly afterwards, turning her profile, . It affords us pleasure to observe, that near

he could not conceal his disappointment: ly two-thirds of the above number were in sums

when his brother punster consoled him with, varying from one shilling to one guinea !

· Fronti pulla fides." GREEK COLLEGE.

The challenge thus given, the disappointed

enamorato looked round for revenge. PreAn noiversity has been established at Cor. septly the crowned heads, field-marshals, and fu, by Lord Guildford, who was charged by generals, made their appeara ace. The house government with its organization ; his lord

rose up. Ship has appointed to the several chairs Princes, &c. took their seats, the house still

After some compliments, the Greeks of the first merit; and his intentions standing, when the challenged punster turnhave been seconded with much effect by ed triumphantly round to his friend, repeatCount Capo-d'Istria, who is a native of Cor

ing, fu. Being apprized that Mr. Politi, a young Leucadian, possessed of knowledge and tal

* Consedere Duces, et vulgi stante corona"!!! ents, desired to profess chemistry in the Ioni

COLLINS THE POET. an islands, he remitted to him the funds sufficient to purchase all the instruments and At Chichester, tradition has preserved furniture proper for a chemical laboratory. Some striking and affecting circumstances of

his last days. He would hanot the aisles and ORIGINAL ANECDOTES. cloisters of the catdeal, roving nights and Tompion the most celebrated watch-maker days together, loving their of his day, was accosted, in Moorfields, by a

“ Dim, religious light" brother of the trade, who, after the usual sa- and, when the choristers chanted theiranthem, Jutations, and inquiries about business, said, the listening and bewildered poet, carried “ I believe, Mr. Tompion, you and I are the out of himself by the solemn strains and bis two most distinguished men of our profession own too susceptible imagination, moaned in existence.” • Indeed !' exclaimed Tom- and shrieked, and awoke a sadness and terpion, who knew nothing of the individual's ror most affecting in so solemn a place : their abilities. “ Yes," was the reply; “ you are friend, their kinsman, and their poet, was beof all watch-makers the best, and I'am the fore them, an awful image of human misery worst."

and ruined genius.

POETRY

Prom the London Magazines.

The hand that pois'd was lost in clouds,
SONG.

One shell did weighty seem:
From the German of Frederic Wm. Gleim. But sceptres, scutcheons, mitres, gold,

Flew

up,

and kick'd the beam. WE met, a hundred of us met,

At curfew, in the field ;
We talk'd of Heaven and Jesus Christ,

THE BRIDE.
And all devoutly kneeld:
When lo! we saw, all of us saw

WHEN I gaze on these green fields, and smile The star-light sky unclose,

And then on the vast spreading azure above, Like seas where storm-wind blows.

I feel, I acknowledge with grateful delight, We listen'd, in amazement lost,

That each object gives pleasure with those whom As still as stones for dread,

we love. And heard the war proclaim'd above,

When we wander with one, to all others preferr'd, And sins of nations read.

Oh ! is it not sweet to attend to each call, The sound was like a solemn psalm

To watch every look, every thought, every word, That holy Christians sing ;

And try to return, and anticipate ail? And by-and-by, the noise was ceas'd of all the angelic ring :

For well I remember the desolate day, Yet still, beyond the cloven sky,

When I wander'd a one, and I thought myself free, We saw the sheet of fire ;

The hills and the vales were as britiantas gay, Then came a voice, as from a throne,

But those hills and i hose vales had no sweetness for To all the heavenly qaire,

me! Which spake: “ Tho' many men must fail,

Fair, fair was the prospect, and cloudless the sky, "I will that these prevail ;

And clear and unruffled the face of the main, "To me the poor man's cause is dear,”

But one whom I cherish'd and valued were by, Then slowly sank a seale.

And I gaz'd undelighted again, and again..

But now my heart glows at th’inspiring sight, While you shall tread the path of down,

My gaze and my thoughts are directed above : I'll leave the gay deceitful towni, And I feel and acknowledge with grateful delight, And all the world, for life; That ench object gives pleasure with those whom Nor hope--for all my toil and pain, we love!

That ever I shall live to gain,

As you,-a valued wife.
INSCRIPTION
ON THE GREAT OAK IN AMPTHILL PARK. TIIE GLOW-WORM TO THE MOON.
In Ampthill Park, the residence of the late By the author of Legends of Lampidosa, tt.

Lord Ossory, now that of Lord Holland,
stands one of those magnificent monarchs MERRILY shine, sweet moon, with me,
of the wood,---a particularly large oak.

To cheer the traveller's lonely way!
The circnmference of its hase is upwards Merrily shine, for I like thee
of forty feet; and its middle girt is about But for a passing season stay,
thirty : It is quite hollow, forming a con-
cavity -ufficient to contain four or five Shall we not lend, while thus we rove,

My diamond dart and thy silver bow ; middle-sized persons standing together within side.

Thou in the sapphire vaults above, The chief of its branches, which is much

I in the emerald fields below? greater in dimension than many parent. They who linger and waken yet oaks, is supported by a couple of large To ga ze on me or thy wand'ring beam, wooden props, on account of its weight Are frail themselves as the lights that flit being too great to be kept up by the main

From me and thee on the glassy stream. body of the tree. It was the favourite of the late proprietor, Thou art, likthem, of earthly frame,

Lord Ossory; ander 1802, he caused a Tinged with a light from purer spheres, white board to be fixed on it, which still That on thy desolate darkness came continues, and on which the followiug And coldly shines through a clime of tears. Lines are inscribed :

And they are like me, unfix'd and brief,

Guests of the cold and shadowy hour,
MAJESTIC tree,whose wrinkled form hath stood,
Age after age, the patriarch of the wood;

That dwell in the mists of doubt and grief,
Thou, who hast seen a thousand springs unfold

Or stray from perishing flow'r to flow'r. Their ravel'd buds, and dip their flowers in gold : And we, the glow-worm and wand'ring moon, Ten thousand times yon moon relight her horn, Have sbadows such as the joys they chase ; And that bright star of evening gild the morn! Such vapours mock me in midnight's noon,

Such films steal over thy pale bright face.
Gigantic oak! thy hoary head sublime,
Erewhile must perish in the wrecks of time : O !-let them learn, like us, to deck
Should round thy head innocuous lightnings shoot, The darkest hour of their little reign!
And no tierce whirlwind shake thy steadfast root, Let them glide, like thee, thro' the wild clouds”.
Yet shalt thou fall; thy leafy tresses fade,

wreck,
And those bare scatter'd antlers strew the glade ; Or frolic with me o 'er bower and plain.
Arm after arm shall leave the mould'ring bust, Shall they not learn from us to scorn
And thy firm fibres crumble into dust.

The vapoups that haunt this summer-night? The muse alone shall consecrate thy name,

Let them wait like us for its golden morn, And by her powerful art prolong thg fame ;

And blend with the world of living light !
Green shall thy leaves expand, thy branches play,

Merrily stay, sweet moon, and shine
And bloom for ever in th' immortal lay.
July, 1819.

While wanderers keep their jubilee :
T. GRIMES.

The light of the world is mine and thine,

And Man, its master, is slave to ine!
THE COMPARISON.
AH! happy man, thou'st gain 'd a prize,
The thought my folly doth chastise,-

SONNET ON A TEA-KETTLE.
As oft the case, -too late;
But why should Envy ever reign
Within my breast? and why complain,

O

KETTLE !- 'tis a piteous thing to see Or ever contemplate,

Thy silver cheeks disfigur'd by the coals, That I enjoy'd the cheering smile

While thro’thy lips the murm'ring vapour rolls, Of her who'd all dull thoughts beguile :

And all sit at their ease, save thou and me: No ! let me recreate.

Yet breathing bland and dulcet melody, Long may you live, and live to taste

Thou sittest still-but 0 !-Alas! the more Her charms profuse, that never waste ;

Thy voice is beard, the sooner is thy store Nor while she's breath, will fade :

of water wasted ere we drink our tea. Assail'd, each morning by her voice,

Sweet singing Kettle ! while I gaze on thee, E'en every nerve must sure rejoice ;

I think how, like the liquid element, Ah, friend, your fortune's made,

Love, when it boils too fast, is quickly spent, If't doth consist in being bless'd,

And ends in smoke and drear vacuity ; By woman's pride to be caress'd

Too oft like thee, bright cen-kettle of tin, But mine is yet delayed.

All gloss without, all emptiness within !

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From the New Monthly Magazine, Oct. 1819. NARRATIVE OF P. G. DUMONT, RELATING HIS CAPTIVITY OF THIRTY-FOUR YEARS IN TRE

TERRITORY OF MOUNT FELIX, BETWEEN ORAN AND ALGIERS. I HAD now been thirty-three years armis

This mildness in his treatment, in the hands of the Koubals, expo- which was chiefly due to the great afsed to all the horrors of servitude, and fection of his master, did not, however, convinced that there was no longer any prevent Ali from retaining a considerable chance of regaining my freedom, when degree of resentment against the sheik. a very extraordinary event gave rise to Four months after his cure, Osman my removal from Mount Felix. A informed Ali that as he shortly intended Frenchman named Manet, formerly one to surprise the Dey of Algiers, to force of my companions in the prison, had a tribute from him, it would be necessabecome a renegade under the name of ry to prepare a large quantity of pow. Ali: as he understood the manufacture der for the expedition. Enchanted of gunpowder, this talent placed him so with the knowledge of such an impormuch in the graces of Osmao, that he tant secret, Manet instantly conceived stood nextto the prime minister. Though the idea of turning it to his own advanso long absent, Manet lost none of that tage. For this purpose, he left his curiosity so peculiar to his countrymen, horse at an adowar of which he was and he had the imprudence of gratifying himself the governor, and on telling Osit by peeping through the lattice of the man the animal was dead, he received seraglio, where some of the handsomest another to supply its place. This was women of the sheik happened to be im- conducted to the adowar, where Ali mured. He was unfortunately discov-' mounted his own charger and rode off ed by Osman. The offence was capi- at full gallop. On passing by the pristal, and oothing but the sheik's affec. on, he cried out adieu, loud enough to tion could have saved him ; besides, be heard by several of the slaves, though the latter was unwilling to lose so valu- no one suspected where he was going able a subject; be, therefore, conde- at the time. scended to commute the punishment of Not seeing Manet as usual at bis ledeath for fifteen hundred blows of the vee the next morning, Osman enquired bamboo, a thousand of these were in- where he was ; but, on being told that flicted on his back; he received the he had left his horse at the adowar and others on the soles of his feet. Ali could not be very far from the palace, was, moreover, stripped of his wealth, the sheik's suspicions were never awakand only suffered to retain his horse and

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ened; as, from the renegado's not ap- proceeding to the prison, three hundred
pearing on the second and third day af- of the captives who were just going to
ier bis flight, it was believed he had fal- work received orders to hall, and I wo
len a sacrifice to tbe beasts of prey, no hundred more were immediately selec-
farther pains were taken to ascertain the ted to accompany them.
fact of his escape. During this interval Whenever I knew that we were to be
Manet traversed a hundred and twenty employed on barren ground, where do
leagues of a country full of trackless for- plunder could be liad, I took care to be
ests, many lofty mountains, and innu- ihe last person in the party, but always
merable beasts of prey; a journey which led, if there was any chance of good
the Koubals, though so well armed and foraging. Such was the case on the
mounted, never attempted to make with- above auspicious day, and it is to this
out a caravan of twenty or thirty com- fortunate coincidence I owe my liberty.
rades.

But why should I still have to sigh for
Arriving at Gigeri, between Algiers the fate of fifteen hundred of my un-
and Tunis, Ali proceeded to the resi- happy companions, who, according to
dence of the Bey, and communicated the all appearances, are destined to breathe
important secret, recommending him to their last in the dreadful situation from
be on his guard, as the army of Osman, which I have had the singular good for-
beaded by his two sons, would attack tune to escape ?*
him in a few days. On hearing this Having put himself at the head of
piece of news, the Bey lost no time in our escort, Osinan conducted us to the
forwarding it to his ally and friend the frontiers of Gigeri, where he was soon
Dey of Algiers. Manet was however joined by his sons, and the exchange
detained, and told, ibat if his inforına- being effected, the sheik returned
tion proved correct, he should have a homewards, taking care amply to rec-
place worthy of such service, and if ompense bimself by robbery and plun-
otherwise, that bis bead would be chop- er for the loss of his slaves, in which

there is no doubt of his having fully The Algerine despot dispatched mes- succeeded. sengers to Oran, Constantina, and Gi- On appearing before the Bey of Gigeri, ordering their respective chiefs to geri, our chaios were removed, but a unite their forces and go forward to meet ring was left on the right ancle as a the enemy. Three days had not elap- badge of slavery, and to indicate that sed after these orders were obeyed, we belonged to the Dey of Algiers

. when the army of Osman put those of We received new clothes, and contionConstantina and Oran to the rout; but ed to be tolerably well fed for three that of Gigeri, more fortunate than the whole months without performing any rest, obtained a more complete victory work. How delightful! I thought my over the invading army, killing vast self in another land of Canaan! The numbers of it, and making several thou- period at which the bey's tribute besand prisoners, amongst whom were the came due having at lengib arrived, we sheik's two sons.

were marched to Algiers, when I beThe conqueror was on the point of came the property of a new master ! beheading bis illustrious captives, when Here the narrator enters into a varione of them having supplicated him to ety of details relative to the occupations consent to their being exchanged for and treatment of the slaves in the Alsome Christians, the execution was sus- gerine capital, but as they are little more pended till the advice of the Dey of Al- than an abridgement of Signor Pananti's giers could be obtained. He recom- interesting chapter on the same subject, mended the measure, and fixed the number to be given in exchange at five hun- * It is sincerely to be hoped that the narrator's dred. When the courier bearing this fears on this head are gronddless, and that his Maj proposition reached Osman, he accepted act of their administration incomplete, by suffering

esty's ministers have not left the most meritorious the terms without any hesitation, and any Christians to remain in slavery.-ED.

ped off.

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