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“ UTILE DULCI."

This familiar Miscellany, from which religious and political matters are excluded, contains a variety of original and selected Articles , comprehending Literature,

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History, Monthly Diary, Fashions, &c. &c.; forming a handsome Annual Volume, with an Index and Title-page.
AGENTS.
Chester-R. Taylor;

Hanley-T. Allbut; Manchester-Miss Richardsons; Preston-P. Whittle; St. Helen's-Edw. Glover;
Chorley-T. Parker;

Huddersfield-T. Smart; J. Fletcher; and T. Sowler; Rochdale-J. Hartley ; Srockport-J. Dawson; Blackburn-T. Rogerson; Congleton-J. Parsons ;

Hull-J. Perkins;

Newcastle-U.-L.-C. Chester; Runcorn-Mrs. Harrison; Fakefield-R. Hurst; Bk-. Kell, or J. Brandwood; Dublin-W. Baker; J. P. Power; Lancaster-G. Bentham ; Northivich-J. Kent;

Sheffield-T. Orton;

Warrington-J. Harrisoa; B-J. Stanfield; and Mrs. Broadhurst; Leeds-B. Dewhirst;

Ormskirk-W. Garside;

Shrewsbury-C. Hulbert; Wigan-w.and Lyoo ; Byn-J. Kay; Halifax-R. Simpson; Macclesfield-P. Hall; Prescot-A. Ducker ;

Stoke-R. Č. Tomkinson; Dirto--J. Brown.

No. 41.-NEW SERIES.

TUESDAY, MAY 1, 1821.

Price 3d.

The Traveler.

a small baby-coach, moving smoothly upon probably the sign of George the Second; them; the fields all round ready for the for the board on which it was painted

scythe, or enlivened with the laughing hay. was gray with age, and displayed many Never before published.]

makers, were all softened and improved by venerable chinks, that seemed to say it had

the unusual height from which we looked not been saluted by a painter's brush since A PEDESTRIAN PILGRIMAGE

down upon them. Beyond Matlock, stretch-his reign. It had, however, no cause of OF FIVE DAYS,

ed out many a mile, the calm, and fertile, complaint; its contemporary sign on the op'HRO' SOME OF THE MOST ROMANTIC PARTS or

and expansive Dale of Darley, with its posite side, the Wheat Sheaf, having eviDERBYSHIRE: 7th Month, 1820.

various villages, and woods, and waters, dently been as little molested since the day BY WILFRED WENDBR.

and boundaries of sublime hills. To our left, it was traced by the same hand, the same

we overlooked the romantic dale in which brush, and the same colour; for it too was (Continued from our last.)

the baths stand, concealed from view by the blood-red. Indeed, every thing in this place green fields on the back of the High Tor, and reminded me strongly of Geoffry Crayon's

surveyed beyond, the high scenery towards "Legend of the Sleepy Hollow;" every MATLOCK.

Wirksworth and Bonsal. Thence to the thing seemed to stand as it did centuries

N.W. the valley considerably expands. We ago; all was quietness and delicious idleThough in the utmost peak Awhile we do remain,

saw Winster, a large village, running along ness; and our jolly little landlord, as he Amongst the mountains bleak,

an ascending ridge, at the distance of some moved slowly, with his hands upon his hips, Exposed to sleet and rain,

miles. From this place, the high range of out of his garden, to take charge of Taff; No sport our hours shall break

hills that terminate Stanton Moor gradually and his dame with her venerable mobcap, To exercise our vein.

contract the valley towards Darley. On and her stays peeping over her shoulders as What though bright Phæbus' beams Refresh the southern ground,

the right, Matlock bank, forming the east- she rose from squeezing the curd to the bot. And though the princely Thames

ern side of the valley, rose with a gradual tom of her cheese-pan, I dare say thought us With beauteous nymphs abound; slope to the extent of a mile or more up- very bustling, troublesome fellows. And by old Camber's streams

wards; covered with populous villages, and Round Matlock baths we spent much time Be many wonders found ;

thence winding with a fine swell along the dale in vainly seeking for the Bee Orchis in every Yet many rivers clear, Here glide in silver swathes ;

till it seemed to meet the opposite ridge place where it has been noticed by botanists. And what of all most dear,

of Stanton Moor, towards Rowsley. Down This beautiful flower seems to be now nearly Matlock's delicious baths;

this noble vale runs the Derwent; but, if not totally extirpated from this neighStrong ale and noble cheer,

from the spot where we stood, we caught bourhood, through the eagerness with which T'assuage breem winter's scathes.

only a brief glimpse of it. At the dis- it has been purchased by visitors. Drayton.

We tance of about three miles, rises, in the sauntered through the various scenes that Directly below us, at the bottom of a steep middle of the dale, Hooker-hill; a singular usually attract attention; the Lover's Walk; scent of about half a mile, clad in the green but pleasing object, swelling from the flat, the Heights; over the tops of the Cliffs; to ad gold of midsummer verdure, through without any intersecting lines of fences, or the Caverns and the Spar-shops ; and along hich the mowers were swinging steadily any other interruption,-green, smooth, and the roads, till we were almost suffocated by long, lay Matlock village; at that height clear to its lofty top, and crowned with two the dust raised by the carriages whirling orming a very picturesque and interesting solitary trees.

along, to the great annoyance of his Majes, bject. Its neat church and white parson- From Riber we descended to the village ty's pedestrian subjects; and at length lay ge, and gray stone-houses scattered peace of Matlock, and there left the pony at an down to rest ourselves on the hill opposite ully about on the flat, rich green; the white inn (perhaps I may call it) with the sign of the High Tor, to contemplate at leisure that oads winding along; the gay carriage, like a blood-red man, on a blood-red horse,' sublime and awful object, and the various

ON THE STUDY OF COINS.

LETTER VII.

OF THE PRESENT VALUE OF ROMAN

COINS;
BEING THE CONCLUDING LETTER.

groups that passed below us. A little dap- every finer sympathy; a little paradise of

Fine Arts. per gentleman in black, his hair whitened affectionate happiness among themselves, with the powder of wheat, and his feet with such as thousands of families in our refined the powder of limestone, strutted briskly and christian country can exemplify? But along, directing his quizzing.glass, now to one begins to wither! Alarm breaks in the face of some fresh-coloured country lass, upon the long, sweet tranquillity of that

(Written for the Kaleidoscope.) mounted on a cart horse, whose feet were blessed family! Before, it was a puzzle to tasseled with bunches of hair that danced discover which could claim a preference of at every step ; and now to the face of some esteem; now, all seem to love that delicate giant rock, perhaps calculating its height, or sister the best. Who could bear to part examining the position of its strata, or con- with her? The very administration of in

TO THE EDITOR. templating the swallows as they skimmed valid attentions; a thousand little schemes backwards and forwards before it. This likely to produce benefit; instances of SIR, -Having, in my former letters, treated on the might be, perchance, some great philosopher prompt care, watchings and forebodings, the coins of Rome, I shall, before I conclude, miksi

various denominations, sizes, and other particulars of incog, whose phiz we may one day recognise anxiety and voluntary privation, and ardent few observations on their present value, chixky puiting in the portrait pretixed to his book. A troop wishings on the one side; and full-hearted myself by sale catalogues ; though, at the same tiste, of young dashing folks were strolling along gratitude, delicate concealment of pain, keeping an eye to their estimation by Mr. Priemen laughing and joking, with looks of health and growing demonstration of sisterly the subject, must have been an almost ealet tut,

which, on the large scale on which he has entered in and happiness, that told they did not seek love on the other, elicit a strange mixture let alone the very insipid part of the treatise : bei ve the baths for the edification of baptism. A of amiability, greatness of spirit, attach- by no means devoid of faults ; and the prices there little beyond, a fine genteel couple were seen ment, sorrow, and apprehension! What given fall very far short, in most instances, of the sauntering along, pausing to examine every anguish have they not endured, while they in France and Içaly coins sell at twice the price ter more striking scene: the lady with an ele- beheld her withering in the silent progress fetch in England; and he, baving been guided by a gant port-folio in her hand; envy would say of disease! what cold sinkings of heart

, foreign valuation, bas, in many cases

, reduced then for display and pretence; but a poetical and what despair; and yet what bright to half the sum marked in those works ;" and this mas; imagination would whisper a thousand ami- gleams of hope and happiness have been to most coins by him : and his reason for the andas

in some degree, account for the very small price aäte! áble and admirable things of here : here, an mingled in the dark career of their sighs being on the same par as on the continent

, wil des open carriage, driving at a gentle pace, with a and forebodings! But the work of death my argument, viz. “ that if they reach a prie so load of splendid ladies ; their parasols form- proceeds; the hectic flush, the palpitation, much higher in those countries, our dealers wila; ing a complete but variegated canopy, over the involuntary tremor, and a fearful num-profit;" and why should not coins, as wellas medis,

port them, through the hopes of a more considerable countenances of unusual beauty and interest. ber of concomitant symptoms grow stronger. they only sell here at half the foreign prices, be exported They seem one family,the mother and sisters. They have tried many schemes, sought It is a difficult question to answer : but he is serving There is one whose countenance is pale, but many opinions, visited many places, but all thus to point out the cause of an error which has rika exquisitely lovely: she seems the object of in vain! To-day they are here, surveying

It is much to be regretted that no person of extil the whole party's attention, and is most pro- these sublime and romantic scenes, with an commences a trade, which, if honestly and falei es bably the occasion of their being here. enthusiasm, and wonder, and expansion of ducted, must prove very lucrative : but it was tika Who does not imagine a thousand tender mind most delightful, were it not for a spi

into the hands of a set of persons whose only air bis and pathetic things, as he observes that fa- ritual pang, a dark, unquenchable conscious- means; and, when that is the case, there is not a vila

amass wealth as rapidly as possible, mily, and that languishing, drooping flower? ness that makes one's heart bleed to think scope for displaying their genius than in dealing aci, Who does not picture them the inhabitants of. A few days will see them elsewhere, Ask the price of a second brass Hadrian, rupane of some ancestral hall, where they have soliciting one only denied blessing of this be a forgery; they will tell you, with a grave des grown up together ; the glory of their fond world; imploring, with strong but subdued it is you, the price must be only half-a-guiren" de delighted parents ; the idols of their ad- solicitude, the God of love, for that sweet, nishing audacity! but, by such flattery

, and a liteke joining village; and the angels of mercy

to resigned, and sinking angeli a few more, lector will be duped to give ten shilling and termes its dwellings, when beclouded with sickness and their hopes, and fears, and journeyings for a coin, which, if genuine, mighe fetch two stile or want ; where many a tear of affectionate are over! But these are day-dreams.. In lings: but to return to their more immediate valve, gratitude has sparkled at their approach; the afternoon Richard 'returned, and God- The silver coins, or denarii, of Gordianus Pin

Hadrian, Trajan, Domitian, and many others, marke! many a warm ejaculation, from simple Darley Dale.

a scarce rer: and admiring hearts, has pursued their de

will frequently double, "or, in a greater degree, incres

[To be continued.] parting steps ?

Who does not see 'them gathering in their intercourse with the

LICA VLPIA, FORVM TRAIANI, and other

Insurance Company Extraordinary: An insurance will fetch five, six, or seven shillings. The cours world, its elegance of manners only, and its company at Cadiz once took the Virgin Mary into for: freedom of address ; from books, philoso- profies the themenrichment or her shrine in anticity and a few others, cannot be procured at any retning mar partnership, covenanting to set aside her portion of the Gordiani Africani, Pertinar, Didius

, Julher phy, literature, and poetry; from parental Noit doubting that she would protect every vessel in being almost unique, and what are known, beir example, piety, and pity; their hearts glow- ships of all sorts, at such reduced rates, en un determinate the collections of persons from whence they are ing with every softer sentiment, and alive to monthus the infatuated partners were au declared banke. soon to appear. Otho's silver money may be class

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PONT. MAX. Pinkertoo has only marked it two |tions as Lord Lieutenant, his popish officers, his inju. Ivian Molyneux, also rendered his Majesty good serakillings ; whilst tbose without the title of Pontifex rious intermeddling with the election of Knights. The vice. He was a Catholic; which faith, until very lately, Marimus may be valued at five, and with it, at least Injured petition, the then exact and

dreadfull court of the

family professed ; and we find bim, with others of if ten. In short, the suni of cwo sbillings may, in al

that persuasion, in 1648-9, imploring Parliament to justice, inforce their petition by declaration.

grant then some relief. most all cases, be substituced for one. As to the small “The spirit of the commission will not suffer it to (4.) ." And Sir Gilbert's." Sir Gilbert Gerard was brass, little need be said; for the judgment of the rest : there must be a general muster at Preston; the "a veteran soldier," and retained by Lord Derby for

people must be thrust into a crowd, that they who de- the purpose of disciplining his new troops. There zollector will point out any errors that may have crept sire, might securely rob them of their magazines, re were six of this name and title engaged in these uninto Mr. Pinkerton's work, and also to make allow- posed as cheir proper goods in Liverpool, Preston, happy contentions on the King's side: one of a Cheinces for the change of value, which must frequently I Warrington. Herein the Lord bimself, the Sheriffe, sbire family, who was slaio at the siege either of xcur, large parcels of them being frequently found.

the Commissioners had, and acted, their several parts Worcester or Gloucester, early in the wars, and who

with success, little imagining that so close a businesse had this rare epitaph “ Obiit invit& Patria" perhaps Having now, in my former letters, treated on the should be told in Manchester." Angier then goes on he is the Sir Gilbert to whom Halsall alludes; another, tarlous denominations, &c. of the Roman coins, and to describe what took place on the 15th July, when the brother of Sir William Gerard, of Bryo, would be A the present one, on their value, I beg to conclude a Richard Percival was slain by the cavaliers, being the too young to answer the description of an experienced

first blood shed in the civil wars, and after which the commander; the third comes under the same objecseries, which, if it has afforded any new information two parties became too hostile ever again to assemble tion. Clarendon calls him Mr. Gerard, but

he is styled to the youthful collectors, will amply satisfy and re- at the call of the same leader.

Sir Gilbert by some Parliament writers. He was the Fard me, in having answered the purposes for which (3.) “ Lord Mollineux's Regiment." Sir Richard third son of Sir Charles Gerard, of Halsall, by an was solely written.

Molyneux, the third Baronet, and second Viscount ill-omened marriage with Penelope, second daughter

Molyneux, succeeded his father wben very young, A.D. of Sir Edward Fitton, of Gawsworth. This Sir GilAN ANTIQUARY.

1632. His family came over with the Conqueror : the bert was brother to Charles, first Lord Brandon, of Liverpool, April 16, 1821.

name of William de Molines occurring the 18th in Dutton, in Cheshire; but did not attain a rank above order on the roll of Battel Abbey. A few years after that of Cornet in the civil wars. He was beheaded,

wards this William appears to have been seated at Sef. 1654, on Tower Hill, on charge of a conspiracy, có tips Antiquities.

ton, in Lancashire. The family of Molyneux, in Not- which we shall again have occasion to allude. On the
tinghamshire, branched off from the Lancashire house other side were, the famous member of the House of
in the fifteenth century. Lord Molyneux, in 1642, Commons, the Sir Gilbert, of Flambards, near Har.
though a mere boy, commanded the Lancashire Horse, row-on-the-Hill, who, Lysons says, attained the rank
raised chiefly from the Earl of Derby's tenantry of Colonel ; and another Cheshire man, Lieutenant-
There car. be no doubt of the affection and zeal which Colonel in Croxton's regiment.--I must still leave it a
this Nobleman had for the King's cause; but as bis query, who was Halsall's Sir Gilbert Gerard?
name seldom occurs in the histories of the period, we (5.) “Sir Thomas Salisbury.". As the Flintshire
are unable to speak at length of his proceedings. He regiment never served in Lancashire, I must refer the
was present at the siege of Manchester, in September reader to the Baronetage, for the history of this Colo-
1642, and with the rest of Lord Derby's forces, obeyed nel's ancient family.
the hasty summons of the King, then at Chester, and (6.) “Sir Gilbert Houghton.” The second Baronet
marched towards Shrewsbury. After the battle of of a house of unblemished loyalty, and great antiquity.
Edge-hill he returned into Lancashire to recruit his He was, at this period, well strleken in years; had been
losses; and here Seacombe speaks with great indigna- knighted, July, 1606; and sate for the county of Lan-

tion of his conduct, in first assisting to retake Preston, caster. He lost a son and brother in the service the NOTES

Lancaster, and other places; and then, when invited to King, and had the sorrow of beholding his eldest son,

proceed towards Manchester, producing a commission Sir Richard, join the Presbyterians. He died April TO THE “ BRIEF JOURNAL OF THE SIEGE co increase his own regiment from the scanty forces 1647, just two years after his beir had been elected OF LATHOM HOUSE,"

Lord Derby had with difficulty brought together. It member for Lancashire, in the place of Kirkby, (disWhich appeared in three Numbers of our present work we have before mentioned, that the rashness of died 1677-8. His sister married Alexander Rigby.

is evident, from the expressions used by the Earl in the abled by Parliament, 29th August, 1642) Sir Richard Volume ; see pages 145, 153, and 169. this young Nobleman had already caused a coolness

between them.

The following extracts from Whitelock relate to this [CONTINUED FROM OUR LAST.)

Lancashire regiment of borse." 1643. Col. Bridges, B In our publication of April 17, we gave a descrip.

Governor of Warwick, with a party from thence, de (2) "3000 men.". This is further confirmed in a feated a regiment of horse under the Lord Molineux, tion of a Roman Altar, recently discovered near Chester; letter from the first Lord Spencer to bis Lady,

dated for the King; killed divers ; took 100 borse, and many and afterwards having obtained the loan of a wood en Shrewsbury, Sept. 21st, 1642: “ 'Tis said che King prisoners,

graving from Mr. Galway, of the Chester Guardian, we goes on Friday towards Chester for a day or two, leave

“ August, 1644. Middleton fell on a party of the and above 2000 horse. There are 4000 more raised them, by Col. Booth, they filed,

and were totally

routed, gestion of several readers, we now give a place to the og hals forces here, which are 6000 foot, 1500 dragoons, King's

forces in Lancashire:

upon the dirse charge of presented it to the readers of the Mercury.–At the sugthey say, 2000 by my Lord Strange, 1000 by Sir Tho- The Lord Byron and the Lord Molyneux escaped by engraving in the Kaleidoscope, in order to illustrate

the Inas Salisbury, and 1200 by Sir Edward Stradling." the darkness of the night. Divers of them were killed, description previously given. Seacombe. In addition to these levies, has a romantic and many inferior officers and others taken." made by Lord Strange; at each that Captain Stones'

troop of an bundred beat up the

informed erop of Cadmus revived! The

absurdity of this

state. Lord Molyneux's quarters near Stafford, routed ébree ment will be seen by a reference to the musters of for- bundred of the enemy, cook three Captains and other mer periods.

officers, about an bundred horse and many prisoners, 1553 temp. Mary, Lancashire furnished 1570 men.

some slain, and divers wounded." Elizabeth, armed 1919

“ Order for £500 for Captain Stone, bis troop, and unharnessed 2073

£50 given to his Lieutenant." and at the time of the Spanish invasion, 1574, it was

" In 1648 the two Houses of Parliament made an Fated at 5459 men, whilst seventy years afterwards order, “That no prisoners of quality should any more Drought together twelve times that number. In a very neux, who was discovered and taken at Islington, near

ohn Angier, then Minister at Denton, entituled “ Lan. having risen, followed the coach, and were like to have
Fashire's valley of Achor, is England's door of hope" rescued him from the guards." ~Monteith's Translation
published, London, 1643) the following account 1 of Salmonet, page 393.
iven of these exaggerated masters, from which it ap.

This Nobleman was at Worcester with Charles the
bears that the three several places" resolve
themselves Second; and, escaping from

thence, died soon afterto one, and that a great portion of the people were of William, Marquis of Hertford, afterwards Duke of

wards. He married the Lady FrancesSeymour, davghter Even then adverse to the Earl. I quote more than per: Somerset, by wbom having no issue, he was succeeded

VV Daps is necessary to prove what is advanced, but the in bis eities and estates by bis brother Caryl, who had element Presbyterians regarded Lord Strange. « The also been a zealous cavalier, insomuch

that by the much-to-be-lamented Lord Strange (not of his native treaty of Hampcon Court, 1647, he is excepted from 'sposition (as is hoped) it the height of the sail did pardon, and with great difficulty was, after a lapse of of overtop the ship) but through the force of evil many years, allowed to compound for his estates in the

inne Es carried down those strong streams of arbitrary chiefly in land. An uncle of these noblemen, Sir Viovernbient, and advance of popery ; witness bls taza

Redunt Saturnia Regna.

#t:894 IT:27 ROTTUCS 18TH 17

1559

NYMPÍTS

ET
FONTIBVS
LEG XX,

A NEW SONG.

A POEM.

Green wood or fountain side, could Dian move
With her chaste huntress train, nearer to list.

Such thy loud harpings of heroic deeds,
of younger Ronje, or Greece, whose pride of heart
Dreamed that the Gods their mother's lips had kist.“

Such bright unearthly fancies theirs !-Yet speeds,

Like them, thy life away; but fame doth not so part.
Poetry.

• We need scarcely allude to their fabulous origin.
The following specimen shows that the art of Puffing
is brought to as high a perfection in America, as in our
own country.

# The antiquity and the popularity of the legendary

tale upon which the following lines are founded, must YANKEE NOTIONS.

be pleaded asso me excuse for their defective versification. A new specimen of advertising in Boston. When first we pledged ourselves to their insertion, it

was under the impression that the verses were ancient KEAN AND THE CRITICS.

as well as the legend itself, which would have been

some apology for their numerous defects. After the TUNE-"A Frog he would a wooing go !" article was prepared for the press we discovered, how

ever, that it was only the story to which the claim of Two parties of critics are now to be seen,

antiquity attached. It was too late to re-model some (Heigho, for Boston !)

of the lines, which we therefore send forth, with all The Pros and the Cons for the great little Kean,

• their imperfections on their head.” Disputing, and railing, and bursting with spleen, With their roly, poly, Kean, Cooke, and Cooper, O!

WINIFRED, Heigho! says Rowley. “ "Tis shocking to see such a clownish King Dick, · Heigho !" say the Cons O!

The story, from which the following poem is taken, “Of Hamlets and Macbeths, like his, we are sick,

is related in the Golden Legend; printed by Wynkin "With his stridings, and startings, and pantomime trick, de Worde, in 1512. viz :" And his roly, poly, tragical laughing, O!"

St. Winifred, a beautiful and devout virgin, having Heigho! says Rowley.

fled from a young man called Cradock (the son of a “ The geese may all hise, and the asses all bray,

king named Alane) who would have dishonoured her,

he pursued and overtook her near the church, where, “ Heigho!” say the Pros, O! “ The acting of Kean will yet carry the day,

on her refusal to yield to his desires, he with his sword “ In spite of 'what over-nice critics may say ;

cut off her head. “With their roly, poly, nature and Cooper, O!”

On the spot where it fell there suddenly sprung up a Heigho! says Rowley.

fair well, yet famous for it wonderous virtues, in healing

divers diseases. At the bottom of the well are to be seen So great folks and little folks crowd to the play ;

stones spotted with blood, which stains, cannot, by any Heigho! for tickets.

means, be effaced ; and round its sides grows a moss of To get the best places, O lack! what a fray!

marvelous sweet odour. The Yankees to Kean now their cash throw away;

St. Bueno, a holy man, coming from the church to With their roly, poly, auctions and rivalships.

the spot where the body lay, and finding the murderer, Heigho! says Rowley.

who had not the power to move from thence, he first “ But a word of advice to each tragedy elf,

replaced the head, and then, by his prayers, raised Heigho!" says Fortune;

Winifred to life, and struck Cradock dead, whose body “On theatre tickets don't squander your pelf; turning black, was instantly conveyed away by his “Buy lottery tickets look out for yourself;

friends. “With a roly, poly, capital prizes, 0!" Heigho! says Rowley.

On hilly Cambria's rugged shore,

Not far from base of Penmaenmour, “ The most brilliant actors on my stage are seen ;

Where Nature, once on earth again, “ Hoigho! such acting!

And Nature's envied sister reign“ They have more sterling worth than Cooke, Cooper,

(That sister, now so seldom seen, or Kcan!

Array'd in vest of sylvan green,

With heart at ease, and aspect mild, “ The prizes are sold by GILBERT and Dean,

Old Pan's admir'd and only child; “ With their roly, poly, bushels of Eagles, 0 !"

That goddess coy-on shades intent-
Heigho! says Rowley.

By all so sought, yclept Content.)
Immers'd in wild and rustic spot,
Once stood alone, a homely cot;
Within its walls there dwelt a pair,

In peace--more blest than many are;
SONNET,

Untaught-unbid abroad to roam,
ON THE DEATH OF JOHN KEATS, THE POET,

They there had fix'd their little home,
Who died at Rome, aged twenty-five years.

Nor sigh'd for wealth they ne'er had known.
Two sons, the parents' dearest boast,

Supplied the strength the sire had lost;
Thus fleet, so soon, young spirits, whose gentle love

Till'd the small field, and past the day And rich affections, breathed in sad wild tone,

In honest toils of husbandry.

Still more had they-another child And exquisite thoughts and fancies of days gone,

A daughter-innocent and mild; Revive old Greece and Italy; where grove,

Who laid the meal, arranged the store, Vine bill, and shady dells, and bowers bright-wove

And did whate'er 'was wanted more. Of rose and myrtle flowers, poured songs that won

One winter's evening, when the sun

His half-contracted course had run, The car of Pan; and, from their sports, upon

Nor deign'd the friendly stars to appear,

And, all was darkness still and drear;
The family, ansidst rustic mirth
Had gather'd round the cottage hearth:
A knock was heard the latch uprear'd,
And an old minstrel form appear'd:
Benignity, o'ergrown with woe,
Gave his wan cheek a transient glow;
White, scanty locks, in parcels fell
Round his poor head; and seem'd to tell
The bitter lot-the vagrant part,
That fate had parcel'd to his heart:
Meek was his eye; nor deign'd t' upbraid,
The cruel game his fortune play'd
Nor seemd its master's wrongs to know,
But beam'd alone for others' woe:
Coarse were his robes, their sober dye,
Seem'd the sad garb of misery :
Low hung his scrip, on one side down,
Nor look à too large a store to own:
His harp, dear partner of the day,
Hung cross his back in minstrel way:
So poor the man-so mean and yet
A hearty welconie there he met;
No need that rank or pomp attend,
A stranger is the peasant's friend.
The bard to seat of honour led-
The fare was brought the table spread;
And soon the good old man forgot,
'Midst present ease, his hapless lot;
His eyes, grown bright, with pleasure bean'd;
His face, with satisfaction gleam'd;
He smil'd on all; he thank'd his host-
Of former skill began to boast ;
He took his harp from whence it hung-
Struck a wild chord, and thus be sung:

1
Fair Winifred's fame had been spread all around,

For picty, beauty, and worth ;
No tongue was e'er weary her praises to sound;
All hearts, which her goodness by sympathy bound,

Had deem'd her an angel on earth.
Her form it was fair; but still fairer her mind,

Like crystal unsullied and pure;
And, sure too, it was of the chrystalline kind;
For never yet stain on its surface could find
Retreat, for a moment secure.

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He saw her!-the son of the mighty Alane ;

He saw her, and wish'd her his own;
He woord her ; but Winifred woo'd was in vair;
She heard his black love with the look of disdain;

And turn'd from his vows with a frown.
For Cradock was wicked, and cunning beside,

His vices were hidden by art;
He vow'd that he lov'd her he told her he died;
But yet would he never have made her his ende:

His tongue ne'er beat true with his heart.
At length, when fair Winifred's hatred he knek,

And found her firm virtue unbent;
His fury too great for hypocrisy grew,
Enrag'd, from her presence, reviling he fier,
And swore the proud maid should repent.

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His passion, for reason, came ebbing too fast,

His soul was too proud for restraint;
All meekness at once from his countenance cast,
He look'd the bold villain unshrouded at last,

And car'd not for God, nor for saint.

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A lone place there was, with tall oak trees inciosid,

With wild shrubs and flow'rs overgrown;
A break at a distance the churchyard disclosed;
There, Winifred often in summer repos'd,
And musing would wander alone.

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One even,'all nature was parch'd with the beat,

The sun had been raging all day;
She sought the relief of her solitude sweet,
And courted the shade of her lonely retreat,

Amidst its lov'd mazes to stray.

The season was still, and the scene all around,

Unconscious of any rude blast;
The silence was broken by never a sound,
Save that of the leaf, as it fell to the ground,

And startled the maid as she past.

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a transport of rage, he threw the book on the Her mind it was sad, and homeward she sped,

All wounds, when immers'd in its waters so clear, ground, and the violence of the shock was the cause The churchyard lay full in her way;

Imbued with its virtues, grow well ;

of the death of the whole family, myself only exShe stopp'd and reclined o'er the tombs of the dead;

And should any stranger be wandering near, cepted, who narrowly escaped, and hid myself in Her eyes paid their tribute, as melting they read He, down to this day, from the peasant may hear an illuminated Missal. This was shortly presented to The virtues now mouldered to clay.

The story of Winifred's well.

a rich young fellow, whose first care was to strip 11 The minstrel ceas'd-the rustic praise

the binding of the plates of gold and precious stones While thus she their biers with soft sympathy seal'd, Of all around him, crown'd his lays;

with which it was ornamented ; after this, he did And felt all the pleasures of pain,

Nor was this all; the peasant's heart

not disturb me for some time; but, at length, being A figure jump'd forth, by a tombstone conceal'd,

In all his sorrows took a part: Then stood to her terrified senses reveal'd,

dangerously ill, he became very devout, and read

No more went he abroad to roan, Fierce Cradock the son of Alane.

The happy cottage was his home;

the long.neglected Missal with ihe greatest applica12 And freed from care, or want, or strife,

tion. As soon, however, as he was pronounced by She tremblingly saw the fell monster advance,

Long led the bard a peaceful life.

the physicians to be out of danger, I returued to Then shrieking sunk down in despair ;

my wonted obscurity. But long she remain d not thus buried in trance ;

About this period, England was divided into vioHer eyes, as they open'd, encountered his glance,

lent factions; the people were then irritated, not as

[Written for the Kaleidoscope.] His arms clasp'd her figure so fair.

at present, by political, but by religious opponents. 13

Folks may rant as they please about the good old "And yield ye, then, proud one!" exulting he cried,

HORÆ OTIOSÆ.

t mes,' but for my pari I do not regret them; how. * Or' lie where thou art 'midst the dead.” The accents of Cradock fresh vigour supplied,

ever high your squabbles now a-days may run, you

No. X Grown strong by despair, she soon burst from his side,

are perfectly satisfied with breaking the bones or And fast by the sepulchre fled.

splitting the skulls of your adversaries; whereas, “A man is but a worm."

formerly, nothing less than making a bonfire of a 14 And thrice thro' the churchyard in terror she past, So full is man of the conceit that he is 'Lord of not be found, the fury of the rabble was spent upon

heretic was thought of; and, wben the heretic could And compass'd the fane all around;

the creation, and so contemptuvusly does be look bis books. Thus it happened to that in which I had And thrice ran fierce Cradock behind her as fast, Till faint with fatigue, and quite breathless at last,

down upon the insect race; that have some doubtlaken up my lodgings." It was discovered to be a • Exhausted she sunk to the ground.

whether he will pay much attention to the short relique of the Mother of Harlots,' and was, ac

and simple annals of the life of a bookworm. 'cordingly, condemned to the fames. Just at that Then Cradock exulting, approach'd as she lay,

must premise, however, that if, as many seein. to moment, when, with a dreadful shout, it was comAnd, raising her, gazed on her charms;

think, the worth of a man is to be estimated by the mitted io a roaring fire in Smithfield, where the When sudden

a footstep, approaching that way mischief he dues, I shall not be ashamed of a com. Carbolics and Protestauts alternately amused them. Oblig'd, for a moment, the assassin to stay ; parison with most of your race; nor, viewed in that selves with burning each other, I, with a prodigious He listend-she fell from his arms.

light, am I so contemptible an insect as many wise leap (the effects of which I feel to this day, in a

acres would faiu have you believe. I may add, that stiffness of my joints) forsook my old mansion, and “ And since then,” cried Cradock, “ the Fates have I am at present safely lodged in tbe gallery of the gained the pocket of a bystander, in which I was decreed,

Lyceum library, having inhabited tlie same tenement rejoiced to And a Bible, into which 'I crept, blessing That Winifred shall not be mine,

for upwards of forty years, during which period it myself for such unexpected good fortune. But i This day, by my vengeance, shall Winifred bleed, has been read but once. You will justly conclude soon found that I had but little cause for congratu. Tho' legions of angels should now, at her need, that I must have taken up my residence in a volume lation upon my escape: I had, to use a once comTo stop my dread purpose combine !"

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with me if I am occasionally found incorrect with fryingpan into the fire.' The family with whom This said, his bright faulchion, that instant, he drew, regard to chronological dates, when he is informed, my lot was now cast were, for some reason or other, and seizing her Inose flowing hair,

that I am now upwards of 300 ycars of age; conse distinguished by the name of Puritans. Never a day With one cruel stroke, he poor Winifred slew, quently, you may well believe my memory has greatly passed in which the master of the house did not asCut off her fair head, from the stem whence it grew, failed me; or, should my language be plain and out semble his family, morning, noon, and night, in order And tauntingly bid it “ lie there.”

of date, the conrteous reader will attribute it to my to instruct them from the book in which I lay con

having been educated auld lang syne.! Notwith. cealed. You may well suppose that I, who had Swift would he have fled, but all power was gone,

standing these drawbacks, those who will be at the been heretofore accustomed to so retired a life, did His feet to the earth were made fast;

pains to read, may perhaps derire some information, not at first feel very comfortable at being so often His blood ceas'd its movements ; his heart felt like or at least a line innocent amusement, from the disturbed; seeing, however, no prospect of a better stone,

history of the life and adventures of The murderer's figure immoveably grown,

situation, I heroically resolved' io accommodate my

A BOOKWORM. He wildly stood staring aghast.

temper to my circumstances, and had just got com Lyceum Library, April, 1921.

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the family, suddeuly opening the book, caught me The stranger came near; 'twas St. Bueno the good, Who chanc'd to be passing that way;

I have but very faint recollections of any thing devouring it. With a flirt of his finger I was driven In amazement, awhile, the holy man stood,

previous to the year 1516 ; a year which will ever senseless across the room, where I lay unnoticed In tears, then, approaching the fell scene of blood, be memorable to me; for' I was then stripped of for some time; and at length recovering my strength Betook him in silence to pray.

Domus el placens uror ;' parents, wife, and children a little, I crawled into a dusty volume which lay bear

were involved in one coinmou ruin, and I was turned me, in which I composed my weary limbs, and was 20

vut a wanderer. We had lived for a long tiine in never disturbed, except occasionally by the mice, Pirst brought he the head to the trunk whence it fell, the ample fulds of a parchment, containing, I should who often supped from off this beglected book. Ti

Then, many an orison said;
His prayers were heard, and most wondrous to tell,

sappuse, nothing of any great importance, as I never contained the works of Horace, which I can boast, At his touch, the blood ceas'd, the wound it grew well, remember hearing my parents speak of their having with the greatest truib, of baving digested, so that And Winifred rose from the dead.

been disturbed: indeeri, I have great reason to sup. you need not be surprised at the scraps of Latin

pose they and their ancestors hari inhabited it for at with which I embellish my parrative; pardon the 21 Then, turning to Cradock, the good old man said,

least five centuries (a bookworm lives to a much garrulous propevsities of old age ; but I must here (And call'd down vengeance from Heav'n,)

greater age than you are aware of;) but at length a dis digress a little, to tell you that I never yet met with " Now murderer, punishment fall on thy head, pute arose between a monk, of the college in which I any thing su forbidding as 10 withstand my devour. Spill thou as much blood as the virgin hath shed, was lodged, and one of the newly risen sect of Reforming tooth, with the exception of a bundle of vile And feel the fell blow thou hast giv'n!"

ers, respecting the House of our Lady,' which, as political pamphlets, into which I crept some few 22

you have no doubt beard, was transported through years ago, and in which I must have been starved The features of Cradock straight deathlike were grown, one as stoutly deniej, as the other averred, the truth indeed wretched trasla, full of venoni, malier, and

the regions of air, and that, too, sFeral tiines; the to death, but that I effected * hasty flight; they were His head left his shoulders, and, grinning, fell down ; of this well known fact: the monk, at lasi, referred poison, and except there is more difference than I Apollyon came, for the wretch was his own, to the work in which we were so comfortably lodged, am aware of between the coostitution of a nian and And bore him in sulphur away.

in order to put the matter beyond doubt, by pointing a grub, they who read these productions must have

out to the sceptic the very page which vouched for caught a fever from them, or have died roaring Where Winifred's blood had sunk into the ground,

the truth of the voyages and travels of the said nad ;--but I am rambliog. A chrystaline rivulet arose ;

house. He was petrified with horror, upon opening The wife of iny host one Friday set the cbimney A moss of sweet odour, encircled it round;

the book, to find it so eaten through, as to have an on fire, wbilst frizzling some bacon. Chinueys The drops of her blood still at bottom are found, appearance very similar to the caps which the ladies were not in those days very common, bui my haAnd where she was murdered disclose.

of late years have been in the habit of wearing lot bitation boasted one which iavariably sinukel with

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