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too feebly disguised his ambition to de- ter. Anxious to ensure his son a conceive any of the company.
siderable fortune, he desired his daugh“ Ducis made a second visit to Mal- ter should enter a convent; and though maison when the first Consul spared she had a horror for such a life, she neither praises nor promises ; but these consented to become a novice in a house fine words, so sweet in the mouth of the of Carmelites. After a year's trial she great, were powerless and tasteless for found her situation insupportable, and Ducis. During dinner, he was distin- returned to her father's house. She guished and flattered; and after the was received ; and she then avowed an coffee, Bonaparte took him into the attachment to a young friend, who was park, where the following dialogue oc- altogether eligible as a lover, and who curred;
aspired to be her husband. Her father “ How did you come, Papa Ducis?” refused to listen to the proposition ; she In a good hackney coach, which waits was treated with severity, and home for me at your door, and will take me became intolerable. She asked perback to mine.'-" What! in a hackney mission of her father to return to the coach, at your age- it is not suitable— convent, and her father was delighted.
General, I have never had any other She was received by the - Carmelites carriage, when the distance has been too with transport, and was promised, as great for my legs.'-—“No, I tell you, it a boon, that the ceremony of the vows is not proper; it must not be. A man should take place as soon as possible-of your talents, and at your age, ought at farthest a month.
The day arto have his own carriage-as plain as rived. She rose early, dressed herself
, you please, but easy and convenient. and added the cover of a long white Leave it to me; I will arrange that veil. She walked out as is to take the matter." General, (replied Ducis, air, and in a moment precipitated herlooking up at a flock of wild ducks that self into a well. Natural instinct strugflew over his head;) you are a sports- gled with despair, and she cried for deman; you see those birds that cut the liverance. The neighbours heard her cloud yonder: There is not one that cries; the gate was fast; the nuns, indoes not smell at a distance the odour stead of opening it, deliberated on the of your powder, and snifl
' the gun— rules and orders of the house; and at Eh bien ! I am one of those birds-1 length when help arrived, it' was too am a wild duck.
late--she was no more! The father is “ After this short and singular expla- overwhelmed ; and the brother has nation there was no hope of negotiating, shown symptoms of derangement proand the conversation languished--drop- duced by excessive grief." ped. Napoleon, who was not accustomed to such refusals, spoke of Ducis NEW EXPEDITIONS TOWARDS THE POLE. to his favourites in terms of contempt, Three Arctic winters have not cooled the and treated him as an old fool.”
zeal of our distinguished countryman, CapNever have we had more balls at tain Parry, who is in frequent communicaParis than this winter. The Chevalier tion with Government on the subject of a Wilmot's was nothing to Marshal new expedition in search of the much-wish
ed for passage to the Pole, which has been Soult's; and since, Marshal Suchet has determined upon. It is said that Captain given a most splendid fete. M. de Parry will be provided with every thing Chateaubriand will shortly give one, to requisite to enable hiin to extend his voyage which only 3000 persons are invited ; it necessary. The route to be taken, it is
to a period of three years, should he deem and Mr. Rothschild, the banker, is pre- thought, will be Lancaster Sound, and that paring another: it will cost more than Captain Parry will proceed there in the 100,000 francs.
first instance, and endeavour
through an inlet which he discovered in his TRAGICAL EVENT AT BOURDEAUX.
former voyage, and named in honour of
Feb. 13. the Prince Regent. This inlet does not Bourdeaux has been agitated by an open in a direction towards the Pole, but is event of another kind,-a real tragedy. thought to communicate with the sea which A nrerchant of that city writes as fol- may be enabled to reach the point which
Hearne discovered. If so, Captaio Parry lows: “ M. *** had a son and daugh- he failed in doing through Hudson's Bay
in his last voyage, and, without approach
THURTELL'S TRIAL. ing toe near the American coast, proceed at no great distance from it. Such is said
It deserves to be noticed, that of the Obto be part of the plan of the new Espedi- tails of the trial and execution of Thurtell
server newspaper which contained the detion, from the circumstance that Captain for the murder of Weare, no less than Franklia is again to be sent out, on an over. land expedition, to Mackenzie and the Cop- 137,000 copies of a double paper were sold, per-mine rivers; and from the upion of the number at once astonishing and unprecNorth-West and Hudson-Bay Companies, edented. There were used 274,000 stamps, every facility for so arduous an undertak? and 548 reams of paper; the excise-duty ing may be expected. Could guides and upon which, added to the stamp duties,
must have amounted to about 4000l. for this attendants be procured, possessing the same moral energies as our enterprising country.
one publication only. men, we should entertain no doubt of Cap
VEGETABLE MILK. tain Franklin making the most important Amongst the many interestig vegetable discoveries ; bat we have almost invariably productions which are met with in the equi. seen, that natives bear with less resolution noctial regions, may be reckoned a tree, the rigours of climate, the pains of hunger, which abuodantly affords a milky juice, and the numerous privations to which such similar in its properties to the milk of ani. an expedition is exposed, tban our sailors, mals, and is employed for the same purposwho climb mountains, ford rivers, sleep on es, as M. de Humboldt witnessed at the beds of spow, and feed op tripe de roche, farm of Barbula, where he himself drank witbout a murmur. The period is not fixed of this milky juice. This liquid is derived wben the two expeditions shall set out; but from the pala de loche or de vacca, a tree it is expected that that of Captain Frank- which grows somewhat abundantly in the Jin will be ready to start early in the spring mountains above Periquito, situated on the Captain Parry has been appointed hydro- north-east of Maracay, a village to the grapher to the Admiralty.
west of Caraccas. This milk possesses the EGGS.
same physical qualities as that of the cow, The Preserring of Eggs, fresh and good, with this only difference—that it is a little through many months, may be effected viscous : it has the same taste also as cow's by merely altering their position daily to
milk. With respect to its chemical propera fresh side downwards, in order to pre- ties, they sensibly differ from those of avivent the yolk settling, and coming in con- mal wilk. The constituent parts of the tact with the shell. It is the practice of milk of the Arbre de la Vache are— Ist, farmers' wives in several of the midland wax; 2d, fibrine; 3d, a little sugar; 4th, and northern counties of England, to close a magnesian salt; and fifth, water. ly pack with interposed straw, their in- presence, in vegetable milk, of a product creasing stock of eggs, daily, into a bee- which is not commonly met with, except in bive, or a similarly-shaped basket ; laying the secretions of animals, is a surprising straw upon ther, and stretching three or fact, which we should not have announced foer poioted sticks across, tight upon the without much circumspection, had not a straw, so as to enable the bee-hive to be celebrated chemist, M. Vauquelin, already tilted on its side, or even turned upside found animal fibrine in the milky juice of down, into a new position, each day, in carica papaya. their dairy or beer-cellar; and this daily turning is continued until, on the approach It is clearly proved and has been satisfacof Lent, the eggs are removed from the torily accounted for, that the air is warmer hives, and carefully packed in the flats or close to the earth than at some distance boxes which convey them to market. above it. Hence we find lofty mountains Lime-water, soet, and other external ap- in warm climates constantly covered with plications to the shells, have been recom
During a frost, however, things mended for preserving of eggs; but all appear to be reversed. An observation, these must assuredly fail, when long rest leading to this consequence, has been made is ooe position is allowed to them; and in Hampshire. Mr. White placed a therwith frequent moving, and avoiding ex mometer on the top of a hill at Selbourne, tremes of temperature, none others are ne and another in the valley, towards the cessary. It is often pleasing to a weary evening of a very cold day. During the and bungry traveller, on entering a small night that in the valley lowered to one deing or pot-house, in Derbyshire and its gree below zero, that is, to 33 deg. below vicinity, to see strong cabbage-nets full of the freezing point; whereas that on the eggs, suspended by hooks from the ceiling, hill, though 200 feet higher, fell only to 17 in a fresh aod good state ; and this the deg., or 15 deg. lower than the freezing Jandlady effects, through very considerable point. On the following morning, that in perinds, by her precaution of every day the vale was at 10 deg., while the elevated booking up the net on a fresh mesh, so as thermoineter was at 22 deg. ; so that the to turn the eggs, tightly tied up therein. difference of cold between the two situaWhen eggs are left to accumulate in a tions was at one time 18 deg. less above hen's nest, or during her sitting, instinct di- tban below; and through the whole frost rect her to tara daily each egg.
continually 10 deg. or 12 deg. This varia
tion in temperature was confirmed by the 12 to 20 every year in that interval. Those total destruction of the forest evergreens in of centenaries, and up to 115 years, are more the valley, those on the hill remaining un numerous; but the pumber diminishes of hurt.
those who have attained the age of from 116 PHYSIOLOGY OF THE BLOOD.
to 123 years, being not more than from four
to oine. The examples of persons of a greatSir Everard Home's new theory, respect. er age than 123 years are gaturally more ing the physiology of the blood, purports, rare. M. Neumark has quoted ooly one of that carbonic acid gas forms a large pro- 200, two of 296, and one of 300. The indiportion of the blood, and tha this fluid is vidual who reached the last mentioned age of a tubular texture. It exists in the pro was called Jean de Temporibus : he was portion of two cubic inches to an ounce, equerry to Charlemagoe, and died in Ger. and is given out in large quantities, from inany in 1128. It is remarkable that there the blood of a person after a full meal, but
are few people of rank, and few physicians, very little from the blood of a feverisb per. Dufournel (the latter of whom died at Paris
among the centenaries. Hippocrates and son. The fact, of the appearance of the
in 1815, aged 115 years) are almost the only tubes passing through every particle of the
ones. Among nonarchs, except Frederick blood, was discovered by Sir Everard the Second, who lived to the age of 76 years, on observing the growth of a grain of few have passed 70. Among 300 Popes, onwheat, daily, through a microscope. Hely seven bave reached the age of 80. Among first saw a blob, and then a tube passing philosophers who have become old may be from it; the blob was the juice of the plant, reckoned Kepler, Bacoo, Newton, Euler, and the tube was formed by the extrication Kant, Fontenelle, &c. of carbonic acid gas. He then examined a
COMETS. globule of blood, and found it composed of So numerous are comets, that in the last similar tubes, which he injected under the fifty years the elements of the orbits of 125 exhausted receiver of an air pump. His have been collected by Schumacher, and at discovery will probably lead to important least as many more must have escaped acresults.
curate observation This averages five in MR. ANGERSTEIN'S PICTURES. two years. That which appeared in JanuIt is pretty generally admitted that his ary 1786 is believed to bave been seen present Majesty is a zealous and munificent again in December 1797, Nov. 1805, Jan. patron of the Fine Arts. One of his favour- 1819, and May 1822. In 1790, 1805, 1811, ite projects is to establish a grand National and 1822, three were observed ; and in Depository in this country for the noblest 1819, no less than four. productions of human art that money can procure, on a plan somewhat similar to that of the Louvre, at Paris. The entire collec- decency beyond all former example within
The minor theatres have been outraging tion of pictures of the late Joho *Julius Ad- the last month : and seldom as we are in the gerstein, esq. has been purchased of his executors by Lord Liverpool for the country;
habit of noticing their performances, we canand this splendid collection will be made the
not be silent on the present occasion; as we foundation of a National Gallery of the Old indecencies on the part of the public is a sur
are quite sure that the tacit suffering of such. Masters. The purchase money is stated to have been only a little short of 60,0001. Some sion of public taste. The Surrey Theatre,
er proof, than any other, of the sad perveridea may he formed of the value of these paintings from the fact that the sum of the criticism of the King's "Bench Judges,
not lectured into wisdom or good feeling by 16,0001. has been repeatedly offered for one of them--- The raising of Lazarus, by Sebas-, murder of Mr. Weare, the very moment the
has returned to its vile representation of the tian del Piombu.
verdict_of the jury rendered such a step THE LEAPING FISH.
safe. Before the trial of Thurtell, a drama The flying fish appears in its aërial escur: founded on the harrowing circumstances of sions, assisted by its long, broad, and thin, the murder, was iniquitous, as tending to gill-fins, perhaps less singular and surprise poison the sources of justice : but since ihat ing than the feats of the skipper or leaping though more hidden causes for tbe soppres
objection has been removed, the stronger fish (Esox sauris,) lately described by Mr. sion of such a piece have not been perceived, J. Couch, of Cornwall, in the “ Linnean and the marder has come out, enriched with Transactions,” which, though possessing all that can satiate the savage curiosity of an only very small pectoral fins, is enabled, by audience. The real borse and gig are introthe action of its tail and finlets, to spring duced ; the table at which Probert and his from the suríace of the sea, and pass over hideous gang supped,---the very chairs fresh the space of thirty or forty feet, before im- from Gill's Hill Cottage. merging for an 'instant, and then taking anotber such leap, and often several of them Charlton, or Scenes of the North of Ire. in succession. Whether this was done in land; by John Gamble. 3 vols. 18s. sport, or for escaping a finoy pursuer, it Adventures of Hajji Baba, 3 vols. soolshas often been difficult to ascertain,
cap 8vo. 11. ls. LONGEVITY.
Arthur Seymour 2 vols. 12mo. 12s. M. Neumark, of Ratisbon, has just pub
First Love, a Tale. 2 vols. 12mo. 10s. 6d. lished a curious Treatise, on the means of at
Herwald de Wake, a Romance. 3 vols. taining to an advanced age. The examples
How to be rid of a Wife. 2 vols. 12mo. which he has quoted af persons who have
Koromantyn Slaves, or West Indian lived to belween 30 and 100 years are from Sketches. 12mo, 58. od.
*Come bither! come bither, my little foot-page, But the longest daye must end at last, And beare to my gay Ladye
And the brightest sun must sette. This ring of the good red gowde, and be sure Where stayedde Sir Alwynne at peepe of dawne, Rede Fell what she telleth to thee :
There at euen he stayedde him yette: * And take tent, little page! if my Ladye’s cheeke And he spyetbe at laste—“Not soe, not soe, Be with watching and weeping pale,
'Tis a smalle graye cloude, Sir Knighte, If her locks are unkempt, and her bonnie eyes red, That risethe up like a courser's head And come back and tell me tby tale.
On that border of gowden lighte." * And marke, little page! when thou showest the “But harke! but barke! and I heare it nowringe,
'Tis the cominge of Bonnybelle !" If she snatcheth it hastilye
“ Not soe, Sir Knighte! from that rockye height If the red bloode mount up her slender throate, 'Twas a clattering stone that felle." To her forehead of ivorye ;
“That slothfulle boy ! but I'll thinke no more And take good heede, if for gladnesse or griese, Of him and his lagging jade to-daye:"So chaungeth my Ladye's cheere
“Righte, righte, Sir Knighte!"_"Nay, more by this Thou shalt know by her eyes—is their light laugh out
lighte, Throw the miste of a startynge tear;
Here comethe mye page, and mye gallant graye.” *(Like the summer sun throwe a morninge cloude) u Howe nowe, little page! ere thou lighteste downe, There needeth no farther token,
Speake but one word out hastilye ;
Hath mye Ladye keepit her faithe with mee ??* Now ryde, little page! for the sun peeres out " I've seene thy Ladye luve, Sir Knigbte, Ower the rimme of the eastern heaven;
And welle hath she keepit her faithe with thee."And back thou must bee, with thye tydinges to mee, “ Lighte downe, lighte downe, mye trustye page; Ere the shadowe falles far at even.”
A berrye browne barbe shall thy guerdon bee.
Pale as the lilye, or rosie red?
And what was the verye firste word she said ?" But the Knighte stands there lyke a charmed man, 5 Pale was thy Ladye's cheeke, Sir Knighte, Watchinge with ear and eye,
Blent with no streake of the rosie red. The clatteringe speede of his noble steede,
I put the ringe on ber finger smalle ;
But there is no voice amongste the dead."
There are torches hurrying to and froe
And the chapelle doth giowe withe lampes alsoe, Had ber fleetnesse outstrippit the wynde.
As if for a brydalle ryte. Bestened to him, that the sun once more
But where is the bryde? and the brydegroome where ? Had stayedde his course that daye
And where is the holye prieste? Kefer sicke man longed for morninge lighte, And where are the guestes that shoulde bidden bee, As Sir Alwynne for eveninge graye.
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The bryde from her chamber descendeth nowe,
And the brydegroome her hand hathe ta'en;
Precedeth the marriage traine.
And death her sterne brydegroome;
To her mother's yawning tombe. An aged man, and a woefull man,
And a heavye moane makes hee : “Mye childe! mye childe! myne onlye childe!
Would God I bad dyed for thee !"
And that bended back and knee;
Was Sir Archibald Winstanlye.
Wrung out from an aged eye ;
of a fountaine that's neare a-drye. Tis a sorrye sighte to see graye haires
Bro't downe to the grave with sorrowe;
For a gowden gleame to-morrowe.
Berefte of earthlye staye!-
Good Christians for thee praye!
Breathes gloomilye aparte, “Thou had'st not been childlesse now, olde man!
But for thine owne hard harte."
Afore the Lady's biere,
If Alwynne had been heere.”
Huge, undefined shadows falle
From pillar and from tombe,
Lookes ghastlye throw the gloome.
The eye may scantlye trace, And crestedde helmet, black and barr'd,
That grinns with stern grimace. Banner and scutcheon from the walles
Wave in the cold night aire, Gleames out their gorgeous heraldrye
In the entring torches glare.
Beneathe tbat arched doore,
Shall pass there-out no more.
Their solemn chaunte may heare,
They gentlye rest the biere. Then ceaseth ev'rye sounde of life
So deepe that awfull hushe, Ye hear from yon freshe open'd vaulte
The hollowe death-winde rushe. Back from the biere the mourners alle
Retire a little space,
Who taketh there his place
Beside the head; but none may see
The workings of his minde, So lowe upon the sunken breaste
Is that graye head declined.
What solemn cbaunt ascendeth slowe?
What voices peale the straine ?-The Monks of St. Switholm's Abbeye neare,
Have met the funerall traine. They hold their landes, full manye a roode,
From the Lordes of Raeburne Tower, And ever when Deathe doth claim his
preye From within that lordlye bowere, Then come the holye fathers forth
The shrowdedde corse to meete, And see it laid in ballowede grave,
With requiem sadde and sweete.
The masse is said, they raise the dead,
The palle is flunge aside;
The darksome pit shall hide.
Ye may the coffins see (By the lampe's pale glare, just kindled there)
of many a Winstanlye. And the gilded nails on one looke brighte,
And the velvet of cramoisie! She hath scarce lain there a full told yeare,
The laste Dame Winstanlye.
“There's roome for thee here, oh daughter deare!
Methinks I heare her saye“There's roome for thee, Maude Winstanlye!
Come downe, make no delaye."
And nowe they turn, and Jeade the waye
To that last home so nigh,
In dust and darknesse lye.
With waxen tapers high,
Doth all the chapelle lye.
And from the vaulte, two grimlye armes
Upraisede, demaunde the deadHark! hark ! 'tis the thunder of trampling steedes;
'Tis the clank of an armed tread!
And in armour all bedighte,
In steps a statelye knight.