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a description of it may not be alto- of twenty-nine man carrying similar gether uninteresting.
bags, of which there are several bags The outer case, which is of very laying in the foreground; under all pure gold, is embossed with the a lion and a lamb are lying together. King's head in a medallion, under The watch is considerably thicker which, on the right, is Fame in the than, but otherwise not much above, clouds, with a trumpet at her mouth, the common size, and every part of which is held in her left hand ; in her the engraving beautiful and distinct. right is a wreath, which she is raising It goes accurately, and is in a perfect as if to crown him. On the left are state of preservation. two winged boys, supporting the I may be allowed to observe, that royal crown; under them are a tower even with a King, the flattery conand fortifications, on which a flag is tained on the cases, might have no flying ; under all, is the sea running little influence in deciding his Majesty close up to a fort, and on the sea is a to give a preference to the conship under sail; this case is also beau- STRUCTION of Quare's repeater. tifully engraved and pierced with scroll work, ornamented with cannon,
I am, Sir, your obedient servant, morter, shot, shells, kettle drums,
JOHN STANTON. colours, and other trophies of war, Benwell, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and with crowns, sceptres, and other Dec. 11, 1823. emblems of royalty.
The face is of gold, with black Roman letters for the hours, and figures for the minutes. In the centre is a
EXAMPLES OF CHURCH piece of pierced work, in gold, upon DISCIPLINE IN STIRLING. blue steel, representing the letters J. R. R. J., combined so as to ap- The following examples of church pear like an ornamental scroll, above discipline, extracted from an old rewhich is the royal crown.
cord, cannot fail to strike the reader The box is exquisitely pierced with as disclosing much of the character of scroll work, intermixed with birds the times :and flowers ; about the hinge is en- Thurisday, the 21st of April, 1636 graved a landscape, with a shepherd -William Pot censured, to pay one sitting under a tree playing upon a dollar, for not accomplishing his pipe, with a dog at his feet, and daughter's marriage within fourtie houses, trees, &c. in the distance. dayes, conforme to the statutes of the
On the back of the box two circu- church. lar lines are drawn, between which is Thurisday, the 9th of March, the following inscription, “ James II. 637—Thomas Meik (in the bill of gloria DEO in excelsis sine pretio re- slander gevin in be Agnes Flemyng, dimimini, mala lege ablatum lino spous to John Palmer, against him) Rege restituitur." Within the circle is convict be the despositione of the described within the inner line, is en- witness, and is ordained instanter to graven a figure of Justice in the stand in the gorgeats, at the trone, clouds, reclining upon her left elbow, till twelve a clok, and thereafter, upthe hand holding the scales ; in her on his bare knees, ask her forgiveness right hand is a sceptre, with which at the mercat croce. she points to three Bishops beneath Thurisday, the 16th of March, her, with an altar before them. On 1637—Comperied Jon Blak,confessed one side of the altar is the Tower of adultterie with Margaret Gunyeine, London, with a group of twenty-six and as of long before, is ordained to men, carrying bags (I presume in- sit seven Sabboths in saikcloth, and tended to represent inoney); On the the first and last to stand barefooted other side is a view of the City of at the kirk dovre, betwixt the second London, in perspective, and a group and latter bel.
Thurisday, the 15th of Febricare, the Lord's day is ordained to declare 1638–The Sessions resenting and her falt from her seat on Sunday, taking to their earnest consideratione, and to pay twelve shillings to the the slak and slender resorting to the poore. house of God, by sundrie tradesinen, but especiallie of masoners and wrights, and they, for that effect,
SUWARROW'S LACONISM. being convenied, are admonished to repair to the kirk in tyme coming His movements were quick as lightbetter than heretofore they have ning: yet his motto was-" Haste is done, otherwayes their loft, which is necessary, hurry injurious."— Prince erected in the church, will be taken Coburg on the Rumnith, in a French down.
letter, urgently requests his assists Thurisday, the 17th March, 1642 ance: he sends it back, with the -Euphame Thomsone, and Janet Russian superscription: “I am comJonstone, servitors to Jon Burges, ing. Suwarrow.” And, in a few hours for scolding of uthers, hinc inde, are he arrives with 16,000 men. The ordained to be put in the jogs pre- vizier with 10,000 men is beaten. sentlie.
He scarcely approaches Ismail when Thurisdav, last of March-Agnes the mighty "fortress falls into his Welsh is heirby enacted that if any hands, and he writes" The Russian time, she sal be hard to scold or to standard flies on the walls of Ismail !" upbraid Andro Steuart, or his wyff, After the total defeat of the Polish the lady Middlebre, with any con- army near Brest Litowsk, he wrote to tumelious speeches, or waiting at Rumjanzow-"Siraknowsky's corps their windows, in the night, ipso is no more!" A short time after he FACTO, she is content to embrace writes, “ Huzza! Warsaw is ours !"' banishment.
and receives the equally memorable 9th June, 1642_Jon Clerk, tailor, reply—“ Huzza! Field-marshal Sufor being observed to shave sundry warrow ?-Catherine.”
He never of this burgh on the Sabboth day, in walked, he always ran; and never the morning, is commanded that rode but in a gallop. He often rehenceforward he be not found in the peated" Money is necessary in war, Jike breach of the only day, and that but time is still more precious. I act under the paine of x lib. toties quo- by minutes, and not by hours:" His *ties.
words were as concise as his letters.17th Dec., 1616—Matthew Bail- Pressed by the enemy on all sides, lie, tạilor, compeiring, and for slan- the Austrian General Melas asks him dering the whole toune in sundrie whither to retire. With a pencil he paushtie and base expressiones, in writes in reply—“ To Placencia, i. e. averring that he was too bighlie stint- forward.” Melas obeys. Macdonald ed in public burdens, is ordained to is beaten on the plains of Hannibal, stand in the pillar this next Setterday, and Suwarrow receives the victorious at the preparatione Sermone, and to Melas in Placencia.--Baron Thugut pay forty shillings to the poore.
wished to draw from him his plans Setterday, 19th Dec. 1646—Com. for the war. Suwarrow gave him a peired James Putcheone mer, and blank sheet of paper, and hurrying confessed his groose falt, in drinking away, he said, " These are my plans!" James Grahame's (the Marquis of -But when it was proposed to act Montrose's) health, is ordained to in the offensive, he said with indignaacknowledge' his offence upon his tion to the foreign aid-de-campbare knees, in the session house, and "Tell your Prince, he is a young to pay one dollar to the poore. man; but I am an old soldier: the
Monday, 13th March, 1646–Janet words retreat and defensive are not Wilson, spous to Jon Wilson, mer. in my vocabulary. I have overthrown for gathering of cale yesterday, on the theory of tactics hitherto em
ployed, and made my own: adieu ?" of destruction to which earth has He had been the first to leave block- been accustomed,—but in a single aded fortresses in the back of his ar- night, as if by magic, and amid the my. He disliked ambiguity in speech, conflagration, as it were, of nature as much as he loved short and decisive itself, presented a subject on which replies. Asking one day an Austrian the wildest imagination might grow General—“Why did Hannibal not weary without even equalling the go to Rome after the battle of Can- grand and terrible reality. The na?" who immediately replied - eruption of Vesuvius, by which
Perhaps they had also a council of Herculancum and Pompeii were overwar at Carthage;" he instantly un- whelmed, has been chiefly described derstood, and embraced him affec- to us in the letter of Pliuy the yountionately. When this same council
ger to Tacitus, given an account of wished to prescribe to him his war- his useless fate, and the situation of like movements, he had not even the of the writer and his mother. The patience to read their instructions elder Pliny had just returned from through and wrote underneath,“ Full the bath, and was retired to his power to the General-in-Chief-re- study, when a small speck or clond, porting only to the Emperor in per- which seemed to ascend from Mount son: such are my orders."--His say- Vesuvius, attracted bis attention. ings were often very pithy; and he This cloud gradually increased, and did not even disdain a pun.” Hearing at length assumed the shape of a pine some person extolling the cunning of tree, the trunk of earth and vapour, Dumouriez, he said —" He is not and the leaves red cinders. Pliny cunning who is considered as such.” ordered his galley, and urged by his -He delighted to repeat and explain philosophical spirit, went forward to his military tactics to his soldiers on inspect the phenomenon. In a short the parade ; and they were such that time, however, philosophy gave way every one of thein could understand to humanity, and he zealously and them. He used to say, " The bullet adventurously employed his galley in is silly, but the bayonet is dexterous." saving the inhabitants of the various And, Huzza, to the bayonet !" beautiful villas which studded that was for his army the signal for vic- enchanting coast. Among others he tory--LITERARY Museum.
went to the assistance of his friend Pomponiapus, who was then at Stabiæ. The storm of fire, and the
tempest of the earth, increased ; and THE LAST DAYS OF
the wretched inhabitants were obliged,
by the continual rocking of their HERCULANCUM.
houses, to rush out into the fields with
pillows tied down by napkins upon A great city, situated amidst all their heads, as their sole defence that nature could create of beauty against the shower of stones which and of profusion, or art collect of fell on then" This, in the course, science and magnificence; the growth of naturë, was in the middle of the of many ages; the residence of en- day; but a deeper darkness than that lightened multitudes; the scene of of a winter bad closed around the illsplendour, and festivity, and happi- fated inmates of Herculancum. This ness ; in one moment withered as by artificial darkness continued for three a spell : its palaces, its streets, its days and nights, and when the sun temples, its gardens 'glowing with .again appeared over the spot where eternal spring, and its inhabitants in Herculancum stood, his rays fell upon the full enjoyment of all life's bles- an ocean of lava! There was neither sings, obliterated from their place in tree, nor shrub, nor field, nor house, creation, not by war, or famine, or nor living creature, nor visible remains disease, or any of the natural means of what human hands had reared;
I had ne'er been broken-hearted,'
there was nothing to be seen but one The mind that once was pure and free, black extended surface, still streaming Alike from sorrow and from stain, with mephitic vapour, and heaved in
Now wanders like the toubled sea, to calcined waves by the operation of
And ne'er can hope for rest again. fire and the undulations of the earthqurke! Pliny was found dead upon And clouds have dark'd o'er the brow the shore, stretched upon a cluth Where smiling gladdess us'd to dwell ; wbich had been spread for him, where The laughing eyes raia tear-drops it was conjectured he had perished early, his corpulent and apoplectic And sighs the once gay bosom swell. habit rendering him an easy prey to
Pale are the lips where mirth once
bloom'd, the suffocating vapour which filled the atmosphere.
A tale of anguish now they speak ;
And grief's slow caoker has consum'd
Or, left it but the hectic flush
That aching bosoms oft put on.
To hide despair :- fever'd blush,
made, Oh, had we never, never lov'd,
Of hopes 'twere better to forget, Far happier would our lives have
This bleeding heart has never stray'd been, For then unfetter'd we had rovod,
Thou art its cherish'd idol yet! Through thoughtless youth's uncloud. ed scene!
For, like the faithful flower that turns Oh, had we never, never met,
To meet its worshipp'd planet's ray, Nor e'er by Cupid been ensnard, And blooms but in the light that burns How many a pang of vain regret
Within the golden ura of day, Our wounded bosoms had been spar'd! So this fond heart, when griefs arise,
Still clings with warmest love to three;
The light that glances from THINĚ eyes 'Tis folly now to call to mind
Is all that shines on earth to me!
DIRGE OF A HIGHLAND CHIEF,
EXECUTED The present smiling met my view,
AFTER THE REBELLION, IN 1746. And joy reflected from the past.
Son of the mighty and the free! Then youth's warm pulse beat high
Lov'd leader of the faithful brave ! and light ;
Was it for high-rank'd chief like thee Each object wore a sunny smile ; To fill a nameless grave ? No tears of anguish dimmid my sight; Oh! had'st thou slumber'd with the But, all was hope and joy awhile.
slain, Such were the golden hours of youth,
Had glory's death-bed been thy lot, Unknown to sorrow or to art;
E'en though on red Culloden's plain, Till, with the open smile of truth,
We then had mourn'd thee not! You wood and won my guileless beart.
Ah, from that hour the scene has But, darkly clos’d thy morn of fame, changid
That morn, whose suu-beam rose so Within my breast, so calm before ;
fair, Joy and this heart are now estrang'd; Revenge alone may breathe thy name, Hope's sunny prospects shine no more. The wareh-word of despair!
Yet, oh! if gallant spirit's pow'r
Has e'er ennobled death like thine, Interesting Waristics. Then, glory mark'd thy parting hour, Last of a mighty line!
MUTABILITY.—Perhaps a more raO'er thy own bowers the sunshine falls, pid succession of changes of govern
But cannot cheer their lonely gloom; ment was never exhibited than in Those beams, that gild thy nalive walls, England soon after Oliver Cromwell's Are sleeping on thy tomb.
death. In a MS. tract in the British Spring on thy mountains laughs the Museum, the following catalogue of
while, Thy green-woods ware in vernal air,
successive goverments is given : But the lov'd scenes may vainly smile, Not e'en thy dust is there!
1. In-May, 1659, Richard Protec
tor. On ihy blue hills, no bugle-sound
2. In the same month, Wallingford
3. In June following, the Rump Thou lead'st the chase no more !
restored. Thy gates are clos'd, thy halls are still, 4. In October, a Committee of Those halls where swelld the carol Safety. strain,
5. In December, the Rump again. They hear the wild winds murmuring
6. In January, 1660, General shrill,
7. In February, the Secluded Mem
bers. Thy bard his pealing harp has broke, 8. In March, Council of State upHis fire, his song of joy is past;
on the Dissolution of the Seclud. One lay to moum thy fate he woke,
ed Members. His saddest and his last: No other theme to him was dear,
9. In April, a Parliament con
vened. Than lofty deeds of thine ; Hush'd be the strain thou can'st not
10 In May, 1660, the King, Lords, irear,
and Commons. Last of a mighty line !
GAEL. WILLIAM UI. AND DR. RADCLIPPE.
- The King, on his return from Hol
land (where, instead of following the ANACREONTIC BALLAD.
Doctor's advice, he had lived very
freely with several German Princes) Think no more on moments gone, And hours of bliss long past away; order; and having his sole reliance
found himself again very much out of Sigh no more for pleasures flown, But bid thy drooping heart be gay !
on Dr. Radcliffe's juågment, sent for Wherefore think? wherefore sigh? him to Kensington the last time, for
And o'er the present, sadness cast; he was then to be as much out of faIt cannot bring thee joys gone by, vour with his Majesty as he was with Or make life's moment longer last!' the Princess.
After the necessary
questions put by the Physician to the No!-all that Fate will e’er allow, Royal Patient, said the King (shewIs to improve the passing hour ;
ing his swollen ancles, while the rest To bind the rose upon thy brow,
of his body was emaciated and like a Ere storms have crush d the gentle
mere skeleton) “ Doctor, what think Then ere young Summer's bloom is you of these???—“Why truly,” reo'er,
plied he, “ I WOULD NOT HAVE YOUR Enjoy the sweets that woo thy smile;
Majesty's *TWO LEGS FOR YOUR And sigh o'er vanish'd bliss no more, THREB KINGDOM."—Which freedom But let the glass thy cares beguile ! of speech was resented so much,
ANACREON. though seemingly not taken notice of