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" UBI MEL, IBI MUSCA.”

No. 3-New Series.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20.

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MONSIEUR TOBY.

ling sounds from the one, while from the at leisure sundry gulps of ocean's neat

other he made the strings to crack again and extra particular." He at last owed his (For the Fly.)

under his inspired brow. The musical sounds safety to a friendly hen-coop, to which, with

had vibrated to the deck. All are astonished the enthusiasm of his nature, he most ar(Continued from p. 6.)

at the unlooked-for concert. The captain dently and desperately clung. Happy, thrice One remarkable thing was, that little Toby descended to the cabin, and, surprised to find happy chicken-coop! had no sea qualms. He swallowed a small nobody there but little Toby, demanded of Toby escaped shipwreck only to fall into glass of eau-de-vie, made a wry face for fun, him who were the authors of this concord of the overture of a revolution : and what a reor for novelty's sake, and entered without sweet sounds. The cabin-boy, blushed, and volution ! Grand Dieu ! If he asked where

was silent. At last, a taste of the boatswain's the music of it was to be got, they struck up ceremony on his functions as a cabin-boy. cat being suggested by the captain, it opened the Marseillaise. If he spoke about singing, Fortune smiled upon him even upon the “lap his mouth; to use his own naive and familiar they sang him the Marseillaise. The Mara of ocean.” From the first day that he in- expression. From this time the Governor, seillaise was in every body's mouth, if not in

much delighted with the musical skill he had every one's heart. She sounded the charge haled the sea breeze, he might be called the exhibited, "allowed him to pass several hours to the battalions of the frontier; she was to ocean's child : from that moment he was a a-day at his favourite study, and shortly be heard squeaking in all the streets of Paris, cabin-boy. Smile not, gentle reader, at after made him king of the ship boys. through all the pipes and barrelled organs the notion. Is it nothing to be installed In his new calling Toby had the satisfaction of that great city: Toby did not easily cabin-boy, at ten years of age, in a ship of to make his subjects dance, with nearly all get over this: all his ideas were confused, the line, equipped against the English, and the crew besides, by sound of his violin or and he sighed deeply for his berth on board that too without going through the interme- fute ad libitum. Thus for seven years did he the good ship Alerte. Happily he owed to diate grades, that most miserable state of govern, at the same time and with the same experience and his maritime life an in-bred Salamander amongst the rest, which so much vigour, the cabin-boys and the music of the philosophy that no misfortune could disturb. shocked

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lady friends in times past? The Alerte. Toby saw Pondicherry, the Isle of He had a sovereign contempt for all notions same day four stripes of the boatswain's cat Bourbon, Mozambique, and Madagascar. If non-practical. Like Buonaparte he looked corrected the first and last offence that Toby you pressed him hard, he would tell you that only to facts. He was wholly incapable of was ever guilty of. Here was the entire of his violin, and above all his French horn, was any enthusiasm, even in music, unless it was his naval education. All this, it may be sup- more gain to him than the conquest of a in some improvisation, or before a grand maposed, set to sleep, his musical predilection. whole race of black niggers, in those out- estro : so neither in politics would he take up The duties on hand took the lead of those of landish parts. At length, one fine day, the a cause unless it was active and well-knit, the head and heart. Still he looked out Alerte sailed away, taking the route for and then he was at any party's disposal, for his chance; and when it did arrive, with France. The voyage was prosperous. Like no matter what. He was like marble in ali a sagacity beyond his years, he judged his a wise and grateful man, Toby had stored in changes for social compacts; and Louis the time, and took the ball at the hop.

his wisdom-box certain mythological scraps, Sixteenth, Robespierre, the cinq cents, the One day, all the officers happening to be and these he had set to flute music; amongst Directory, the Consulate, and the Empire reupon deck, and Toby alone in the cabin, others a hymn, tolerably melodious, to Eolus, ceived equally the tribute and flourish of the

- the temptation was strong, I must allow,- king of the winds. Unhappily, his godship French horn of M. Toby. In a word, like and the desire that was now awakened at the was not propitious, and the composer's good the great Shakspeare, “he was for all time;"> sight of a flute and violin laying on the table, intentions availed nothing for the Alerte. musician of the old guard and the new, even with the recollections of his early boyhood on the point of entering the port de when the guard no longer existed. Neverand composition all rushing to his mind at l'Orient, she was driven on the pier-head, theless, we must not forget that he has been a once, were irresistible; 80 placing his trem. lost her rudder, injured her bottom, and musician in all classes, everywhere, and in all bling hands on both the instruments, he in finally the poor ship became a wreck: Toby places. Music has been the life of his existturn breathed forth some melodious and thril. remained two hours in the sea, and imbibed | ence: he made it so on shipboard, at the playa

Joba Cunningham, Printer, Crown-court Floetsroot.

house
, and in the field of battle. He was in I heardinese
he voices of Mesdames Emma or

THE RUNAWAY. Berlin, at Vienna, Moscow; wherever, in short, the imperial cannon growled. In no Justine to that of Madame Boulanger. Who FROM AUDUBON'S BIOGRAPHY OF BIRDS. part has the music of M. Toby been missing, knows how long we shall see him at the Lux

(Continued from page 7.) whether in victory or discomfiture. He has embourg, or who may say that the last sounds been with the conquerors in all the great ca- of his bass viol will not expire at the Petit Supper over, the fire was completely extinpitals of Europe ; at the head of our armies Lazary, or at a theatre of the Marionettes ? guished, and a small lighted pine-knot placed his horn has never ceased to blazon forth th Heaven help him! Long may we see the in a hollow calabash. Seeing that both the notes or clang of victory. If, as a solitary ex- old musician, so worn by age, and service, husband and wife were desirous of commuception, we omit the name of Waterloo, we and with wounds, leaning and taking rest, his nicating something to me, I at once and fearmay over and above add this to the well-eye half closed upon his instrument; and may lessly desired them to unburden their minds; earned reputation of our hero. The cold, the Theatre of the Luxembourg be at once when the Runaway told me a tale, of which and the rigorous season which cost us 300,000 his plain of Waterloo, and his Isle of St. the following is the substance :soldiers in Russia, was never able to seal up Helena.

About eighteen months before, a planter, the lips of M. Toby.

To be so raised in thoughts-and still so residing not very far off, having met with We are free to confess that a vast chasm in humble in condition! Alas! poor Toby! some losses, was obliged to expose his slaves the life of the now ancient M. Toby remains

at a public sale. The value of his negroes

F. E. unfilled up-a history, no doubt, containing

was well known, and on the appointed day much incident and anecdote is still left, un

the auctioneer laid them out in small lots, or said, unsung, in story or in song. French

offered them singly, in the manner which he man though he was, to the allies he bartered

THE DEAD.

judged most advantageous to their owner. his musical inspiration, his flute, his violin,

The Runaway, who was well known as being and his noble horn; in return for which he

the most valuable next to his wife, was put paid his devoirs to their ale and porter, and

He sleeps! yet how serene!

up by himself for sale, and brought an im

How calm, how tranquil now; without remorse sometimes would he chink

moderate price. For his wife, who came the foreign ducats in his waistcoat pockets.

As if no care had ever been,

next, and alone, eight hundred dollars were

To darken o'er that brow! Proh pudor ! M. Toby. Time speeds on with

bidden and paid down. Then the children an eagle's wing. The old man has no longer

were exposed; and, on account of their breed, that sacred flame which once lighted up his

He sleeps! and yet no dream

brought high prices. The rest of the slaves soul, and in any other man than Toby would

Plays o'er that silenced brain;

went off at rates corresponding to their qualihave made his name famous. At one time,

To light with its fantastic gleam

fications. mistrustful of himself, he became careless-a

The scenes of life again!

The Runaway chanced to be purchased by free and easy boon companion : more than

the overseer of the plantation; the wife was erer he led a vagabond and artiste mode of

He sleeps! and that fond eye,

bought by an individual residing about a life; but often was he heard to say, “ There

Beaming on all so dear;

hundred miles off, and the children went to was still time to amend this.” But, as the

So bright in grateful ecstacy,

different places along the river. The heart poet says

So prone to pity's tear

of the husband and father failed him under “Unhappy he who does this aim adjourn,

this dire calamity. For a while he pined in

Will never break the mystic seal, And to to-morrow would the work delay;

So awfully imprest;

deep sorrow under his new master; but have

ing marked down in his memory the names His lazy morrow will be like to-day:"

Till trump of seraphims reveal

of the different persons who had purchased so years rolled on, and few were the hours in The glory of the blest !

each dear portion of his family, he feigned which might be traced any of those sparks of

illness - if indeed he whose affections had divine fire that seemed to burn so bright in

been so grievously blasted could be said to childhood.

feign it-refrained from food for several days, Monsieur Toby, we have already said, fol

Time and Money Compared. - In losing a felt himself disappointed in what he consi

and was little regarded by the overseer, who lowed music in the camp. Peace came, and with it more time and opportunity for its cul- few hours of the morning, we become care- dered a bargain.

On a stormy night, when the elements constant visitor at the theatre. This led to out, and nothing is done. So it is with our raged with all the fury of a hurricane, the several engagements. · He was for twelve money. Change a guinea, which one feels years first horn at the Opera Comique, and for to be precious, and we are little regardful acquainted with all the neighbouring swamps

, No one can es

at once made directly for the cane-brake, in the Italiens. He was in vogue at the Opera timate the value of time like those whose the centre of which I found his camp. A Comique during its palmy days, in the time only fortune it is.

few nights afterwards he gained the abode of of Elleviou and Martin, when le Magnifique, The Canadian Massacre. — Among the his wife, and the very next after their meetles deux Jaloux, le Calife de Bagdad, le Prince sufferers in the unfortunate civil war was ing he led her away. The children one after de Catane, le Tableau parlant, Adolphe and an old Indian chief, called Pocahontas the another he succeeded in stealing, until at last Clara, were in the height of their prosperity, Second; he had received no less than eigh- the whole objects of his love were under his and when the opera critiques of Geoffrey teen flesh wounds, and the surgeons deemed care. raised to the skies the easy fluency and na. his recovery hopeless. The Indian, however, To provide for five individuals was no tural graces of Madame Boulanger. Happy undertook his own cure and succeeded. It easy task in those wilds, which, after the first Toby! Now, indeed, the horn to which his was supposed he had used some vegetable notice was given of the wonderful disappearrobust frame was wont to give force in other preparation obtained from the forest, when ance of this extraordinary family, were daily days has lost its power. That air of steady Mr. Turton gave the particulars as follows :- ransacked by armed planters

. Necessity, it gravity and pendant lip, with certain follies "To the Editor of the Montreal Albion. Sir, is said, will bring the wolf from the forest

, and peccadilloes not worth mentioning, all According to your request I have no objection The Runaway seems to have well understood have led to his dismissal ; and M. T to state, that the Indian chief, 'Pocahontas' the maxim, for under night he approached after the expedition to Algiers, finished his has quite recovered during his stay in Quebec, his first master's plantation, where he had life and adventures (naval and military), and by the use of Holloway’a Ointment, which ever been treated with the greatest kindness. by les Folies Dramatiques, and the Luxem. has healed the iufferer most effectually. I The house servants knew him too well not bourg has also terminated his life of artiste. am, Sir, your’s, &c. A true copy, counter- to aid him to the best of their power, and at For him the buffoonery of Robert Macaire signed, Durham.—Quebec, August, 1838. the approach of each morning he returned to

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his camp with an ample supply of provisions. Richmond, or Ham, or Twickenham, or any chall-terrace, which, being a story higher, One day, while in search of wild fruits, he where, so that you go somewhere and all and having a door of still brighter green than found a bear dead before the muzzle of a gun from the highest sentiments of disinterested any of its neighbours, was considered a place that had been set for the purpose. Both ar- generosity.

of much estimation by all the inhabitants of ticles he carried to his home. His friends at It so happened that several of these wor- the courts, and the crescents, and the lanes, the plantation managed to supply him with thies, actuated by these impulses of benevo- and the streets, in its vicinity. some ammunition, and in damp and cloudy lence, and, of course, wholly incapable of any The gentleman in black knocked at the days he first ventured to hunt around his such vulgar sentiment as a thought for their door of this stately tenement, a sort of gencamp. Possessed of courage and activity, he own pecuniary advantage, but solely im- teel though rather tremulous knock: it was gradually became more careless, and rambled pressed with the importance and the expedi- evident that he was rather doubtful of his farther in search of game. It was on one of ency of the multifarious passengers going to reception. The summons was answered by a his excursions that I met him, and he assured some one or other of the places to which they servant girl, whose style of habiliments beme that the noise which I made in passing directed their attention, and kindly giving tokened a sort of graceful disregard to the the bayou had caused him to lose the chance them a choice-it so happened, we say, that stiff proprieties of dress; the sound of her of killing a fine deer, although, said he, "my several of these worthies, in the ardour of slipshod shoes falling musically on the ear at old musket misses fire sadly too often.” their philanthropic zeal, jostled, and pushed, every footfall, her gown having resisted every

The Runaways, after disclosing their se- and importuned a certain tall gentleman in a solicitation to come to an amicable meeting cret to me, both rose from their seat, with doubtful black coat, in their endeavours to behind, and her hair falling in a fringe of eyes full of tears. “Good master, for God's persuade him to go to Fulham, or Twicken- negligent tresses from beneath a cap about sake do something for us and our children,” ham, or Brentford.

large enough to cover the head of an indithey sobbed forth with one accord. Their “ Richmond, sir ?-off in one minute." vidual just introduced three weeks into the little ones lay sound asleep in the fearlessness "No."

world, but placed on a pericranium of a peof their innocence. Who could have heard “ Twickenham, sir ?--going in no time." culiarly fine size. such a tale without emotion ? I promised “ No, no.”

“Is Mr. Renchall at home ?" said the genthem my most cordial assistance. They both Going to Brentford, sir ? - last buss to- tleman in black. sat up that night to watch my repose, and I day—just room for one inside.”

“No," said the dirty servant girl. slept close to their urchins, as if on a bed of “No, no, no."

The gentleman in black breathed again, the softest down.

The tall gentleman in the shabby black but in a moment more he remembered that Day broke so fair, so pure, and so gladden- coat ejaculated as many “ Noes” as might he ought to be disappointed. ing, that I told them such heavenly appear- have served a beauty for a twelvemonth, or a

“. Do you expect him in soon?” he asked, ances were ominous of good, and that I minister in office for six weeks. The tender hoping to hear a repetition of the negative; scarcely doubted of obtaining their full par- earnestness, however, of the philanthropists but just at this juncture the parlour door don. I desired them to take their children who so kindly take their places at the doors opened, and a little girl, with her hair platted with them, and promised to accompany them of those benevolent institutions which roll before and behind into four long tails, two to the plantation of their first master. They along our streets as movable receptacles for turned up before, and two turned down begladly obeyed. My Ibises were hung around the destitute, at last pushed him half way hind, and all of them tied with pink ribbon, their camp, and as a memento of iny having down the steps of that elevated edifice vul- a braided frock slipping half way down her been there, I notched several trees, after gularly known as the White Horse Cellar, shoulders, and stopping midway in its dewhich I bade adieu, perhaps for the last time, and there the gentleman in black saw, whilst scent, so as to make a liberal display of a to that cane-brake. We soon reached the he allowed himself a moment's breathing pair of trousers copiously frilled, and termiplantation, the owner of which, with whom I time after the exertions of his negatives and nations of yellow Margate shoes, put her was well acquainted, received me with all the strugglings, an enormous placard, with these head out of the parlour door, and at the top generous kindness of a Louisiana planter. words printed in large characters, “ New of a shrill voice announced that “pa would Ere an hour had elapsed, the Runaway and Company's coaches. No fees!" (no fees con- be home directly,” and at the same moinent his family were looked upon as his own. He spicuously large.) “ Bath and Bristol, only was followed by the head of “ma” in a cap afterwards re-purchased them from their one pound twelve shillings inside, eighteen measured by her consequence, for it just so owners, and treated them with his former shillings out."

far overstepped the dimensions of the door as kindness; so that they were rendered as

The gentleman in black read these words to oblige its wearer to incline the head which happy as slaves generally are in that coun- unconsciously as one who sees, but is not supported it gracefully sideways in her egress try, and continued to cherish that attachment cognisant of what he looks upon; and yet the and ingress, and “ma” seeing that the gento each other which had led to their adven- apparently insulated accident by which he tleman in black was really gentlemanly, and tures.

was pushed down these office steps, at the not at the moment discerning the shabbiness Since this event happened, it has, I have hazard of his ankles and the rufiling of his of his coat, asked him to walk into the parbeen informed, been illegal to separate slave temper, proved the key-stone of his destiny. lour with great condescension, and with much families without their consent.

The gentleman in black struggled up the suavity assured him that Mr. Renchall would steps, and out of the way of the zealous phi- be in directly.

lanthropists who were formerly vulgularly Now, although the gentleman in black had « WILL NOTHING LOVE ME ?" known as cads, but who now, with reference come, we do not know how many miles, to

to their powers as guides, are more worthily see the head of the establishment, he would " THE REFORMER."

recognised as conductors, and made his way willingly have given the reversion of some

up towards a certain neighbourhood, lying, large property, or a year or two of life, or a My dear reader, did you ever pass across we believe, somewhere about Pimlico; but joint from his body, or some such trifle of that hospitable tract of land lying between we dare not be too certain of the exact iden- lihat sort, to have escaped the honour of the the extreme end of Albemarle-street and tity of the spot, as we are not particularly audience, so that he could have satisfied his Dover-street ? If you have ever traversed proud of our geopraphy. Howbeit, the sub- conscience that he had done every thing to the broad pavement of Piccadilly which con- ject of our biography, after sundry turnings obtain it. Howbeit, when the lady of the nects these two points, you must have been and twistings, and multiplied inquiries, at inansion invited him to enter, and when five made fully sensible of the extreme kindness last met with somebody, who knew somebody of the Misses Renchall, in replications of the of heart and boundless philanthropy with else, who knew Renchall's terrace; and after same platted hair, and pink bows, and braidwhich the gentlemen in high low boots and obtaining so much of authentic information, ed robes, and flounced trousers, and yellow low-crowned hats who frequent them are con. the gentleman in black at last arrived at the Margate shoes, together with Master Renstantly entreating you to go to Brentford, or citadel itself, being the centre house of Ren- I chall, with a pair of eyes that could have

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