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he retired when he quitted Corsica Composed whilst crossing a Village Church yard, in and its kingly office. Some English Piedmont, at a late hour of the night, BY MRS. MARDYN,
gentlemen, seeing and pitying the Formerly of the Theatre Royal Drury-Lane. extreme penury and privations to
which he was there reduced, made a I pace the church-yard path! o'er my collection for his relief, with which,
by permission, they waited upon him; The antique yew and cypress mur- when having only one chamber in a muring wave;
little miserable lodging, he squeezed Thro' night's dark veil nor moon nor his bed into one corner of the room,
stars irray, But darkness wraps the precincts of
and placing one of the chairs under a canopy, received their donations in
state. Ah! wherefore, at this hour of sleep and shade,
Soon after his second sojourn ment By bourges surrounded of eternal in this country, Theodore became rest,
involved in new debts, which, added to Doth a strange tremor each frail nerve those he had contractes during his pervade,
former visit, embittered the poverty And beats the heart so wildly in my he suffered, and excited the charitable breast ?
commiseration of the Earl of Gran. Shrink I from yon traditionary stones ?
ville, the Countess of Yarmouth, and Or shudder lest the peace-committed
and after being arrested, dead Should rise and rattle in their fleshless
some merchants in the city promoted bones ?-
a subscription for his support: but he Ah, no! 'tis MAN—the living Man- was so addicted to intrigue and subI dread.
tlety, played off such numerous His active treacheries my bosom fill artifices and chicaneries, and counterWith throbs of present pain, with feited so many bonds and debts, that fears of future ill !
the contributors resolved, in time, to
withdraw their inoney; and he had Interesting Varieties.
to repent, too late, that he had over
reached himself. An appeal to the Theodore, King op CorsICA.--- public charity was afterwards made Theodore Antony Baron Newlioff, in his favour, in the periodical paper more. remarkable as one of the called The World ; when be conductvery few of his profession,—that ed himself with little more honour. of an adventurer, who ever obtained Fifty pounds were raised by this a crown, than for his talents or qua- means, and sent to his prison. He lifications, was born at Metz, about pretended to be greatly disappointed the year 1696. After a variety of at receiving so small a contribution ; intrigues, difficulties, and escapes, in
declared that his debts amounted to many parts of Europe, and after hav. fifteen hundred pounds; and sent in a ing attained and lost a throne, he re- few days to Mr. Dodsley, the publisturned in 1748-9 to England, where her of The World, to desire the subhe had been about ten years before. scription might be re-opened. On “ I saw him," says Horace Walpole, this being refused, he had the confi
soon after his last arrival; he was dence and ingratitude to send a lawa comely, middle-sized man, very yer to that bookseller, with the threat reserved, and affecting much dignity, to prosecute him for the article that even when in the lowest ebb of his had appeared in his favour; which he fortunes, and driven for subsistence did not scruple to affirm, had done to the humblest shifts of his industry him more injury than service ; –Preand contrivance."
cibusque minas regaliter addit. An instance of his inhumiliated It was in May, 1756, that the expride and vanity appeared during his traordinary fact occurred, of a man residence at Florence, to which city who had occupied a foreign throne,
Or Selections from
being reduced to the necessity of tak- Transatlantic Varieties. ing the benefit of an English insolvent act. Theodore, however, re
AMERICAN JOURNALS. mained in the liberties of the Fleet till the following December, when ( Resumed from p. 8, vol. iii.) taking a chair, for which he could REMARKABLE Longevity.-Died not pay, be ordered himself to be car- on the 17th May, 1821, in the county ried to the Portuguese ambassadors of Campbell,(Va.)Mr. Charles Layne, in Audley-street : not finding him sen. at the remarkable age of 121 within, he then prevailed on the chair- years. He was born at Albermarle, men to carry him to a taylor's in near Buckingham county, in the year Chapel-street, Soho, who having for- 1750. At the period of Gen. Bradmerly known him, and pitying, his dock's defeat, Mr. Layne was 55 years distress, paid the men, and lodged of age, and was exempt from military him at his house. There Theodore duty on that alarming occasion. He fell ill the next day, and dying in less has left a widow, aged JIO years, and than a week, was interred in the a numerous and respectable family church-yard of St. Anne, in that down to the third and fourth geneparish.
rations. Mr. Layne was a subject of A striking peculiarity of circum- four British sovereigns, and a citizen stances attended him to the last The of the United States for nearly 46 act by which he obtained his per- years. Until within a few years, he sonal freedom was not more extraor- enjoyed all his faculties, with vigorous dinary than one which occurred at bodily health.-(" New York Paper," the ceremony of his liberation. Going 1821.)
CL10, to Guildhall to demand the benefit of the Act,' he was asked " what TERRIBLE REPTILE. effects he had ?" His answer was, ** Nothing but the kingdom of Corsi, The worm “ out-venoms all the worms ca !" It was accordingly registered of Nile.”-SHAKSPEARE. for the benefit of his creditors.
Who has not heard of the rattle.
snake or copper-head ? An unex Query.—It is required to sub- pected sight of these reptiles will make tract forty-five from forty-five, and even the lords of creation recoil; but leave forty-five for the remainder. there is a species of worm found in
various parts of this state, which 987654321=45
conveys a poison of a nature so deadly, 123456789=45
that when compared with it, even the
venom of the rattle-snake is harmless. 864197532—45
To guard our readers against this P. P.
“ foe to human kind," is the object of the present commnnication. This
worm varies much in size, it is freALIENS.—The following is a com- quently an inch through—but as it is parative statement of the number of rarely seen except when coiled, its foreigners residing in England during length can hardly be conjectured : the last four years :
it is of a dead lead colour, and gene1821- - 24000
rally lives near a spring or small 1822 -24500
stream of water, and bites the unfor1823 -25000
tupate people who approach it. 1824- -26300
The symptoms of its bite are terVide Mr. Peel's Speech, 230 March, rible. The eyes of the patient become
red and fiery ; his tongue swells to an immoderate size, and obsructs his
utterance, and delirium of the most Recipe, by means of which,
every horrid character quickly follows. Woman may see an Angel.-By lookSometimes in his madness he attempt- ing into her glass. the destruction of his dearest friends. If the sufferer has a family, his weep
QUERY. ing wife and helpless infants are not unfrequently the objects of his fury; Why is Oxford-street like a Thief's in a word, he exhibits to the life, ali progress ? the detestable passions that rankle in
ANSWER. the bosom of a savage: and such is This lengthy Street, of ceaseless din, the spell in which his senses are Like Culprit's life extending, racked, that no sooner is the unhappy At fam'd St. Giles's doch begin, patient recovered from the paroxysm
At fatal Tyburn ending. of insanity occasioned by one bite, than he seeks out his destroyer for DIALOGUE BETWEEN CUPID the sole purpose of being bitten again!
AND A POET. I have seen a good old father, bis
[From the Spanish.] locks as white as snow, his step slow POET–Boy, thy reign is over; and trembling, beg in vain for bis
Men no more are ninnies! only son to quit the lurking place of UPID-Now what art the worm. My heart bled when lie
Gains the heart ? turned away, for I knew the fond
POET-GUINEAS! hope that this son would be to him the STAFF OP DECLINING YEARS,
TO CORRESPONDENTS. had supported him through many a
Simon Pure will find a Note left for Youths of Missouri would yon him at the place agreed upon : he know the name of this reptile? It is should have heard from much called the WORM OF THE STILL! sooner, but some vexatious circum. “ Missourian," June 1821.
stances, which have retarded the apClio. pearance of this Number, hindered us
also from acknowledging the receipt of
his packet.- A very interesting series of Ulit's funchion. “ Anecdotes of English Dramatists"
will be commenced anon, when we have ORIENTAL WIT.-As a woman
cleared away several articles which have was walking, a man looked at and
100 long been waiting for insertion.followed her ; Why', said she, do Clio, we hope, has not fancied that we you follow me?' 'Because I have fal
were dead, or forgetful of the attention len in love with you'—Why so ? my we have experienced from that quarter. sister who is coming after, is much Receiven.-Omens-Economy of handsomer than I ain; go and make the Eyes-Almanack of Life-song love to her. The man turned back, (J. B M.)– The Load of Life-Epiand saw a woman with an ugly face, taphs, and Lines to a Friend, by T.C.
Wolverhampton. and being greatly displeased, returned and said, 'why did you tell me a story? Etching of the Haymarket Theatre has
We are glad to find that our The woman answered, neither did
been greatly approved of. We shall you tell the truth, for if you are in
continue to combine that peculiar delove with me, why did you look for gree of novelty and interest in our Cuts, another woman?'
which they have been invariably acknowledged to possess; and may perhaps find it practicable to give copper
plates more frequently in future. RECIPE to prevent a Coxcomb from Rimjering.–Knock out his front tootli.
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STRANGE and uncouth as the buil- many of our readers may not admit dings of which a view is given above of their gleaning much information may appear to modern eyes, they were respecting the progress of our domesundoubtedly looked upon as models tic architecture from the cumbrons of perfection at the period of their volumes in which it is to be met withs, erection, and as the avocations of we shall preface our brief notice of these buildings, by a slight essay upon splints or saddles, and then cast it all the subject in question.
over with thick clay, to keep out the wish to see it more fully treated of, wind.” Certainly this rude kind of are referred to a very satisfactory dis- building made the Spaniards, in Queen sertation prefixed to the First Series Mary's days, express their surprise, of Neale's “ Views of Gentlemen's but chiefly when they saw what rare Seats," just completed.
diet was used in many of these homely Though the extent or convenience cottages, which caused one of note of houses is generally looked upon as among them to say “ These English, an indication of the condition of the have their houses made of sticks and inhabitants within, it is an undoubted dirt, but generally fare as well as the fact, that; notwithstanding the infe- king." riority of the domestic buildings in It was not till the reign of Henry England to those of the continent VIII. that glazed windows came into was evident eren down to the reign of general use among the wealthier sort. Queen Elizabeth, no nation upon Somewhat later than that period, earth fed or fared better than the both yeomen and farmers were conEnglish On the contrary, it was
tent with windows of lattice or net said of the common people among the work.-Rooms, also, that were proFrench,by Sir Jolin Fortescue, in his vided with chimneys, are mentioned as a treatise, “ De Laudibus Legum An- luxury by the author of Pierce Plowgliæ;" " that they, the French,drink man, and Harrison treats them as such water-they eat apples with bread by his remarks as follows, “ Now have right brown, made of rye. They eat we many chimnies, and yet our tenno flesh but seldom ; a little lard, or derlings complain of rheums, catarrhs, the entrails or heads of beasts, slain and colds in the head. Formerly we for the NOBLES and MERCHANTS of had none but ReRe Dosses, a kind of the land*. And they be compelled so
iron back, or brick coativg against a to watch, : labour and grub in the wall
, made to resist fire ; then our ground for their sustenance, that their heads did not ache; for as the smoke nature is much wasted-they grow
was supposed to be a sufficient harden. crooked, are feeble, and not able to ing for the timbers of the house, so it fight."
was thought a better medicine to But to return to our ancient mode keep the good man and his family of building.
“ In old time," says from the ague, a disorder at that time Harrison, in his Description of Eng. but little known." land, prefixed to Hollinshed, “ the In houses partly made of rafters houses of the Britons were slighly set and clay as abovesaid, it is not to be up with a few posts, several hurdles, supposed that the furniture was very with a stable and all offices under one costly. “Our fathers," says the above roof ;: the like is to be seen in the fen- author, "yea, and we ourselves, have ny countries and northern parts unto : often lain upon straw pallets, or this day, where, for lack of wood they rough mats, covered only with a sheet, are enforced to continue this ancient and coverlids made of dağ swain or hop manner of huilding.–For want of harluts, and a good round log under stuff, they can use no studs at all, but their heads, instead of a bolster or only frank posts, with liere and there pillow. And if a man, seven years a girding, to which they fasten their after his marriage, purchased a mat
trass or a flock bed, adding thereto a • Here it may be noted that the prac- thought himself as well lodged as a
sack of chaff to rest his bones upon, he tice of eating offal, by the lower or. ders of people, when meat is at a very
lord of the town, who perchance lay high price, was introduced into this seldom on a bed of down or whole country by the French emigrant weavers
feathers. Servants were content with that came over as persecuted Protes- an upper sheet only, having none'untants in the reiga of William and Mary. derneath to save them from the prick