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Old age

398

Hajji Baba in England

401 Mountain in Ireland, ascent of a 355
Happiness

325 Mount Vesuvius, recent excursion to 36
Helpless infants
86 Murder, the

220
Hemans's, Mrs., Records of Woman 310 Mustaches
Herschel's discoveries anticipated 407 My four friends

37
History of the court of chancery 103
How to lose time
324 Napoleon

167
Humanity, imitation of by inanimate Narrative of John Williams, one of the

469 persons buried alive in the ruins of
Hutchinson's history of Massachusetts 358 The Brunswick theatre

124
Natural history of the Scriptures

343
Improvements in printing
312 Nature, the study of

409
Indian telegraphs

448
will prevail

119
traditions
486 Navarino

206
Intoxication
45, 198 New inventions

165
Irish bar, the
204 Newstead, a visit to

336
poor, condition of

295, 450 New works 48, 168, 248, 368, 408
wit
46 Nice distinction

208
Ismael Gibralter
149 Niveveh, the fall of

429
Nollekens, Mr.

45
Jeffrey, Mr. and the Edinburgh Review 471 “ Nothing to do"

328
John Mason Good

147 Nutriment from woody fibre
John Rose, the gauger

215
July

249
June
169 Oldham hermit, the

191
Juvenile sang froid
327 Olive tree, the

167
Onager, the, or wild ass

345
Kiatib-Ogloo and the Smyrna residents 389 Orphan, the

350
Osage of Aquitaine, the

406
La Fayette
367 Oxford ale

327
Language of the Arabs

48
Let well alone
128 Pantomime

59
Lex talionis
48 Paraphrase of the 19th psalm

208
Light, etfects of upon animals, vegeta-

Park, Thomas

164, 366
bles, and minerals
478 Passion

327
Literary meetings
207 Pedometer, improved

488
Livery seisin
366 Periodical literature

248
London

351 Peru, description of the coast of
bridge
368 Phenomenon, singular

43
noises
399 Plague, the

163
university, the
164 Poems by L. E. L.

323
roof

408 Police of France
Long text

168 Pride
Lord Avonmore, anecdote of 204 Prince Ypsilanti
Byron
29 Printing, improvements in

312
Nelson's nightcap
367 Providence of the Parisian printers

207
Love of country

05 Pulmonary circulation, how to promote 407
Low company

324

Queen of Georgia, tyrannical treat-
Mackintosh, Sir James

379
ment of

193
Madame Damouroux
107 Queries

203
Davidoff's story

299
Mahogany, size and value of
48 Records of Woman, notice of

310
Main-chance, the
25 Remarkable artist

407
Major, the, and myself
9 Retrospection, charms of

40
Man of promise, the
432 Romans, etleminacy of the

208
with the mouth, the

2:32 Rural scenery
Marian Godfrey: a sketch of 1651 419 Russian society of agriculture

205
Maternal revenge

109
May-day
89 Sacrifice of an Indian widow

42
Meditation at Netley Abbey
276 Sagacious conjecture

2-7
Meditations upon a broomstick 203 Salathiel
Memoirs of Tom Jones
102 Salutations

328
Metallic caissons
2-7 Scott, Sir Walter

171
Military adventure in the desert 111 Scraps and sketches
Mode of keeping apples

207 Seven apocalyptic churches, the 105
Mole-catcher, ihe

3-5 Sexton of Cologne, the
Monkey, the
487 Shoeblacks at Paris

28
Monkish superstition

3:26 Silk worms,

disease of, and its cure
Montesquieu

47 Single lite

467

&

66

203
305

317

417

2:37

Singular character
87 Travels

167
phenomenon
48 Trees, age of

488
Sketches of contemporary authors 171, Turkey and Russia, former war between 442
209, 253, 289, 329, 379, 414, 471
Turkish navy, the

328
Sleepless night, a
180 Turks, the

82
Smallpox, cure for

366 Tyrannical treatment of the last queen
Southey, Mr.
414 of Georgia

193
Spade of Sforza, the

47
Stamp act
288 Universe, the, in a nut-shell

487
Statutes in 1824

328
Steam carriage, Gurney's
75 Vaccination

208
new application of

448 Varieties 45, 87, 128, 163, 204, 248,
coaches

27

287,325, 365, 406, 448, 486
Study of nature
166,409 Vegetables, effects of light upon

478
Vitrified sand tubes

167
Taste

47
Thames tunnel, the

47 Wedding at school, a
Theatre destroyed by fire at Rome 157 Wine and physic
Tom Jones, by Fielding

162 how to improve the flavour of 168
Tortoise-shell
408 Wordsworth, Mr.

128, 209
Transfusion

366
Travelling by night
189 Young soldier's furlough

189

265
407

POETRY.

384

AFRICAN chief, the
413 Oh, there is a dream of early youth

155
Albert, they said I was betray'd 349 On a boat at sea, seen from the Needles'
American forest girl, the

311 light-house
A youth rode forth from his childhood's On the ruins of Walberswick church
home
373 in Suffolk

146
Bridal-day, the
252 Parting song, a

312
Broken lute, the

154 Pilgrimage, a
Pledge, the

474

252
Calm sea, the

179 Poet's wish, the
Coming of spring, the

224
Rose, rose, open thy leaves

146
Dreams

155
Scene in a Dalecarlian mine

188
Eleutherochori

316 She dwelt in proud Venetian halls 154
Emmett, Robert, the betrothed of 413

466
Soldier's bride, the

Song-Oh! 'tis not for her lovely face 242
Foreign lands
73 Sonnet

171
“ Forget me not"

179 Spirit of freedom ! is there not 276
Spring song

146
Glow-worm, the
179 Stanzas to a young friend

119
written for music

463
Hail, thou rosy May

91
Summer moon

224
How dear are the days of the past to
349 The far-stretching Nilus

435
Hymn to Hesperus

34 The king of Arragon's lament for his
brother

445
I'd be a poetess

224
The summer sun had set

171
I love thee well, my dainty flower 335
I oft have gazed on thee, sweet Anne 119 The old ash tree

The wilderness of shrubs and flowers 349

474
To meet again

293
Lepeletier
276 To Mrs. Hemans

242
To the first of May

91
Moses, the finding of

435 To the sweet-scented Cyclamen 335
Moss rose, the

400
Mother's lament, the

361 Verses by Mrs. E. G. Richardson 388
My heart goes with thee, little boat 384

73
Nature's farewell

373 What, in the olden time, hast thou seen 146
Nehushta's bower

431 Where went my sweet Ameerin 388

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"Life is illusion : else my heart had borne
The feelings at this moment, which it bore

In youth's warm noon."-ANON. As I have nothing better to do, it my knowledge of billiards was

not is clear that I cannot do better very cheaply purchased, by being than get rid of a few melancholy hours, compelled to place into thorough by a fond recollection of past events; repair the ruined limbs of a helpless wherein I have (it has so happened) marker, whom I casually cast out of been a chief feature. In these re- the window. collections, I find a great deal to con My advancement in the science of gratulate myself upon, but very little fencing was sullied, if not retarded, for which I can, with any consisten- by a silly accident. I chanced inadcy, affect gratitude. My vices have vertently, to dig out with my foil thie been, and are, not worth mentioning; sinister orb that figured in the counmy virtues I do not care to speak tenance of my gigantic friend, Lieuabout. It is well said, “ Virtue is tenant Jacks-an orb, I was afterits own reward ;” but it is not well wards apprized, never failing at an that it should be so.

ogle-fatal in point-blank encounter. I was, it has been told me, an ex- Alas! Lieutenant Jacks was never traordinary child; giving early indi- after beld in any account by the cations of a wonderful precocity of ladies, who looked upon bim with as intellect and fertility of imagination, much indifference as upon that dowhich soon discovered itself in harm- mestic Polyphemus—a bodkin. less and pleasant conceits of shifting My skill in swimming ofttimes sefacts occasionally, but innocently, duced me to the treacherous deep. from my own proper shoulders to the Caught by the leg, as in a vice, by a back of others. How soon did I

cramp-tortured tyro, I have been scout, nay, utterly contemn, those fain to absurd chronicles of the nursery, par

« Visit the bottom of the monstrous world," rated by its venerable occupant !how soon set at nought the rule of toe in digit, and have been grateful, that garrulous woman! Nor did my indeed, to emerge by hook or by youth belie the promise of my infan- crook of the Humane Society. cy. Suffice it, that to the prodigali- Drowning persons do not catch at ty of nalure was superadded the straws,” whatever some may affect liberal endowment of art.

to believe. And here I cannot but suspect that The Major and I were, in all rc, many of my qualifications have rathe spects, precisely similar-in taste, er tended to pluck me back in my habits, person--exactly alike. The progress through the world. Thus, Major was that very man whow it

1 ATHENEUM, VOL. 9, 2d series.

pleased Providence to allot to me gerheads—alternate roar and falsetto; for a maternal uncle ; and truly the now rumbling and tumbling helterrelationship was immediately dis. skelter down the scale; and anon cernible. But our intercourse was leaping over the diapason, and turnkept up in a spirit of companionship ing sharp corners of sound (if I may and equality, which something scan- use the expression) in the most dedalized our friends. We were sworn lightful manner conceivable. Withbrothers in all parties-rivals in love; al, he was a perfect gentleman. forever diving at the same table The Major had been many years not unfrequenily rolling together un- in India, from whence he returned der it.

touched slightly in the liver. It was The Major was a tall, loosely-ar- far from delightful to hear, therefore, ranged man, with a figure susceptible that his regiment was ordered off to of every variety of movement and Gibraltar shortly after his return. He contortion. His face was like the found himself unable to coincide ingenious apex of a carved walking- in this arrangement.-" What !" he stick; his arms, like grappling-irons. thundered, “ chained to a rock, with Then bis legs seemed attached to the liver complaint-like that old peshis body by way of special favour- tilent ninny, Prometheus—not to be extra appendages, borrowed by the thought of!" And so he exchanged hour;" and the feet belonging to into another regiment, congratulating these legs looked like continuations himself upon bis prudence, and reof the same at right angles, or as peating ihe above pleasantry as an though Nature had doubled them evidence of it. Classical, I admit, down, to mark where she had left but hardly conclusive-more espeoff. Ladies would have called him cially as the exchange was any thing an ordinary-others thought him aa but advantageous. extraordinary-man.

Being at college, I oft received inNow the Major was a vast favour- timations of the Major's health and ite with the ladies ; and I do not proceedings from his own hand, some wonder at it. He was a very Che- of which were of a peculiarly strange valier Bayard of the drawing-room import; but I was not a little sur-the perfect type of chivalrous de- prised, one morning, to receive an votion. His bow was literally the effusion, which instructed me that he ne plus ultra of flexibility of man- (the Major) was contracted in mar

He was evidently bent upon riage to a lady who-this fatal manumaking “both ends meet,"—like a script assured me—was violently pinched annuitant upon the verge of prejudiced agaiost-nay, who deCandlemas. For elegant flattery, nounced me as a worthless abettor tact, liveliness, anecdote, humour, and encourager of his faults, which and untiring perseverance, there was she was about to eradicate. I was no one like him. For an eye, a advised to pursue diligently my stusigh, a squeeze of the hand, or an dies, and not to attempt, under pain appeal to the heart, I never heard of of frustration, to thrust myself into his equal. Perhaps I bear some re- their domestic tranquillity. The consemblance to him in these matters. clusion spake of a cessation of cash

Then could he dance immensely! payments. Once put in motion, so astonishing This effusion operated like a gewith his vigour in that exercise, that mini of new-sprung spectres upon my you would have sworn there must

As my eye reeled upon be, not one, but many Majors--a each successive word, the air became legion in all parts of the room. In thick and clogged. I screwed the song, also, he was accounted great, letter painfully up into my clammy though I have heard some who de- palm; my respiration quickened in nied the purity of his taste. His an irrational ratio, till at length it voice was a bass and soprano at logo gave birth to a clamorous complain

ners.

nerves.

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