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The Miniature
153 Peg Top

272
Autumn Flowers

· 154 Biography of Jacob Hays 278

The Grouse Shooter's Call

168 Conversation

294

On a coloured Tile; by H. Guil- Notes of a Reader - The Defterday
ford
178 Bey— Nothing like Leather

314
On a Topaz Seal; by the same 199 The Evils of Literature

327
To the Memory of Robert Emmett 212 Taking the Veil

343
Seclusion

244 Apology for the Literature of the
Stanzas
264 Day

316
Fragment
275 Napoleon's Mamelukes

359
The Spider and the Fly; by Mary Musical Anecdotes

359
Howitt
293 Sagacity of the Elephant

. 360
Fragments—Time; Tried Friend-

Letters from Turkey - The Darda-
ship; by H. Guilford

329 nelles—The Scamander-Asiatic
Fragment— The March Wind 339 Sunset - Turkish Bey— Castles

Sweetness of Temper 355 of the Dardanelles Turkish
The Mother's Grave
361 Bath

382
Song of the Wanderer
. 378 Chinese Entertainment

393
Steam
392 A Day at Athens

. 394
Chapter on Chimneys

403
ESSAYS, SKETCHES, LETTERS, &c.

Sydney and the Mauritius - Paul

and Virginia

5 Contrivance for effecting the Escape

Letters from the Lakes

7, 22, 40 of Napoleon

15

Privy Purse Expenses, temp. Hen. Rebellion of females at Madagascar 15

viij.

14 The God of Thieves

16

Eccentricities of the Author of

Almanack-maker at Gudduck

16

“ Dr. Syntax”

20 A Giant

16

Enraged Contributor

47 Fishing not a cruel Sport

31

The Cries of London

63 Otto of Roses

31

Chess.

67 Ginger Yill

32

American Society-Sketches from Consequence of Popularity

32

the Springs

70 Otway's Venice Preserved

32

Habits of Sailors

79 Fashion

32

On the Art of Dressing the Human Literary Shoemaker

32

Body

101 Pedigree of our Bishops

47

Coleridge

107 Blow at Freemasonry

48

Dalecarlian Marriage

· 109 Restitution

48

Pirates of the Middle Ages . 110 Echoes

48

Memorabilia ; by a Descendant of Priests outwitted

48

Oliver Cromwell - Parr, Cole- Diet of Byron and Shelley

48

ridge, &c.

143 Gift of the Gab

48

Beauty and Association

155 A Query

48

Steam and its Prospects

168 Unconscious Irony

64

Kentuckian's Account of a Panther Hints to Authors

64

Fight

175 Origin of the word Bankrupt

Appreciation of Shakspeare 179 Fashionable Pair

64

Notes of a Naturalist

200 Sentiment-Exportation of Women 80

A Night at the French Opera 207 Moral Fortitude.

96

European Savages

217 Moses outwitted

111

Authorship of the Waverley Novels 218 Kentuckian in Company

112

Hindu Trial by Ordeal

222 Theban Monument

112

Castigationes, No. 1

233 Rome

112

2

265 Astley and Ducrow

144

Sorrows of Sleepiness

233 Professional Envy

144

Astronomical Speculations 245 Literary Dispatch

144

Feudal Virtues

248 Single Combat at Waterloo 144

Civilization

248 Good Advice

Errors and Anachronisms 254, 280, Apology for the Modern Greeks . 160

292, 318 Periodical Literature

Utility of Dulness

264 Woman

. 160

Indolence of Genius

265 Marriage

160

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Campbell

. 176 Epigram

352

Female Ingenuity

176 Earl of Chatham

352

Mutton and no Mutton

. 176 Sensitive Friendship

352

Interesting Question

. 176 Sensibility

367

Orthography

176 Lord North

367

American Acuteness

· 176 Curious Calculations

367

Romance of Real Life .

. 176 French Pistols

367

Rather hard

192 Australian Mode of procuring

Variation of the Roman Language 192

Food

368

Specimen of the Sublime 192 Extraordinary Picture

368

Ancestry

192 Dutch Garden at Brock

. 368

Painter's Miseries

. 192 Golden Age in France

368

Ingenious Device

192 Advantages of Reflection

384

Government

. 208 Curious Facts in Natural History 384

Faction

• 208 Doubt and Fear.

384

Curious Discovery

• 208 Versatility of Talent

400

Antidote against Arsenic

. 208 Chivalrous Heroine

400

Coolness of M. de Malsaignes . 208 Napoleon and Charlemagne

408

Valuable Timber.

. 208

Evils of Prosperity

223

Loss of a Character

223

A Clencher

No. 1. The Surprise of the Castle

Law of Love

of Guisnes

65

193

Imperial Gratitude

223 No. 2. The Battle of Aurai .

Physician and Lawyer

223

Anecdote of Voltaire

224

March of Knowledge

224 The Beauties of Beaumont and

Prior Engagement

224

Fletcher

138

Royal Signatures

224 The Angler in Wales

183

Phrenology— Flint Soup 224 The Story without an End; by

Haydn and his Wife

240

Mrs. Austin

293

Bread in the time of Elizabeth 240 Sketches of Natural History; by

Blarney

240

Mrs. Howitt

293

Birman Customs .

240

Captain Smyth on Roman Medals 375

Curious Mode of Fishing

256

Guy Rivers; a Tale of Georgia 339

Negro Irishmen

. 256

Ants in Grenada .

. 256

M. de Malsaignes

Portuguese Beggars

. 272 Charles the First .

199

Auricular Confession

. 287 Blake

199

Thieves' Vinegar .

287 Parricide

199

Punch

288 Bravery

200

200

Strange Story

. 288 Slight Mistake

Abyssinian Barristers

288 Taxes of the Romans

216

Curious Parallel .

288 James the First

216

An Absent Man.

288 Avarice of the Romans

217

319

Turning a Faculty to Account

247

Dutch Courage

248

Cambridge Wit

319 Prisoners during the Civil Wars

The English a polite People 319 Cromwell

248

First Kiss of Love

320

Satirical Medals

. 316

Wedding Rings

320

Kirk and Jefferies

. 316

Preparing for expected Evil 335

The Irish and their Dwellings 335

Curious Revenue

336

ANECDOTES;

All Right

336

Pedigree of Henry

vil.

336 Anecdote of Dr. Johnson

46

Joe Miller

. 336 Nash, King of Bath

93

Impudence and Innocence . 336 Ancestress of Franklin

. 185

Flattery

. 352 Medical Science in Persia

Literal

352 Perilous Adventure

324

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4. A Tale for the Discontented 5. Surprise of the Castle of Guisnes 6. Midnight Invitation 7. Page of a Blue-Jacket's Log-book 8. The Regicide 9, 10. Evil May-Day 11. Wolmar 12. The Runaway Negro 13. The Battle of Aurai 14. The Sentinel 15. The Slave's Revenge 16. The Challenge 17. The Siege of Soleure 18. Andrew the Fisherman 19, 20. The Victim of a Name 21. The Beggar 22. The Danish Rover 23. The Gallant 24. Teddy O'Donohu 25. Origin of the Figure of Britannia 26. The Justice

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28. Vignette in Title.

A JOURNAL OF FICTION, POETRY, HISTORY, LITERATURE,

AND THE FINE ARTS.

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THE SCRIVENER.

cloth, much stained and worn, descended (For the Parterre).

as low as the hips. Slops, or breeches,

of a capacious size, concealed the shape The clock of St. Dunstan's had tolled of the wearer's thighs, and shewed in the hour of six, one evening in the month relief his hose of black silk, upon which of April, and the fishmongers had begun many a careful and timely darn were to close their stalls, when a young man, visible. At his feet sat a jester, or attired in sober and somewhat rustic jack.pudding, who from time to time costume, landed on the quay at Billings- blew a discordant blast upon a cracked gate, from the Gravesend passage-boat. trumpet at the desire of his master, Without heeding the crowd of idlers whose volubility and command of lanaround him, and the throng of porters, guage were truly surprising, added to who, doffing their hats, solicited the ho- which was a sharpness of wit and reparnour of carrying the small portmanteau tee that plainly told him to be a man of he held in his hand, the stranger saun- infinitely superior intellect to most of tered carelessly along Thames-street, to- those around him, wards Tower-hill. As he approached “ Here is a liquor,” said the quack, that spot so long celebrated in our history, exhibiting a small phial, 6 that shali his attention was arrested by a crowd of cure all pains of the joints in a few people who were listening to the dis- seconds -- take but five drops of this course of a mountebank, who, with pill- precious balm in a toss of aqua vitæ. and box in hand, was enumerating the almost it will make any of ye who are ailing countless virtues of his medicines. Hav- as sound as a roach. Tell me not of ing mingled in the crowd, the young Catholic miracles-whoreson cheats as man watched with evident curiosity the they be—this goodly liquor will do more strange grimaces and contortions of the for ye than all the saints in the calenspeaker's countenance. The dress of the dar. Your caryophilati (commended by quack was antiquated, and had probably my Lord Bacon) may be good, and so been fashioned in the time of the first may your rosa moschata, and your nardi Charles. A doublet of sad coloured folium, but crucify me if this will not

was

set you right in the turning of a die. allegiance, he is encompassing the death You all know Jonas Sands, the tanner, of the king.” of Bermondsey—the poor soul

“ Stand off !” cried he, who was racked in 's joints, but one dose of my thus denounced, to several who pressed precious cordial drove his pains to the around him, “ stand off, I say, and devil! Here is an unguent for tetters let me reply to that old cheat, whom and pimples; what say you fair maiden, I will ere long pluck by the gills. He will you not drive away that unsightly says he will sell you a salve or an elixir object on your right cheek with a touch for the king's evil, surpassing all others; of this salve?- the price ?-oh, a shil- will it, I ask, be as efficacious as the ling-your quacksalvers would charge famous Doctor Oliver's? This unequiyou four, for as much hog's-lard. Here vocal allusion to the late protector, is a powder for the complexion, com- uttered in such a place and at such a pounded of simples. I learned this art time, absolutely froze with horror many when studying at the college of Parma, of the bystanders, for several persons of the illustrious Signor Boccalini. had already suffered on that very spot What say you gentle mistress in the for less direct offences. Some of them, scarlet hood? Will you not try this nevertheless, drew their swords, and precious packet on your comely skin ? advanced to seize the person of ArkinTrust me, wrinkles fly at its very touch, stall, who, however, proved a tartar, for and a lovely bloom is suffused over the in an instant his cloak was wound round whole countenance. Here,” exhibiting his left arm, and a rapier of uncommon another phial, “ is an elixir for all scor- length bristled before their faces. Sevebutic humours—it hath cured the king's ral pushed at him at once, and among evil, in a few days, without inconveni. the rest one of the soldiers before-menence to the patient "

tioned, who stumbling forward, received “ Buy it, in God's name, good peo- the point of Arkinstall's rapier in his ple,” said a man in the crowd, who had sword-arm, and instantly dropped his hitherto remained unnoticed, “ 't is a weapon. The check which this acci. thing of price, and we ought to value dent gave to the assailants, allowed their it; the king's evil hath prevailed greatly antagonist an opportunity of retreating, of late.” These words were said with and he fled into a neighbouring house, an emphatic and significant tone, which the door of which had been left ajar, could not be misunderstood, and all eyes pursued by some thirty or forty persons. were turned towards him who had ut- But the fugitive was not to be taken; tered them. “ Ha!” cried the quack, he had made his way through the house, “ have we puritans here? do you speak threatening those whom he met with treason in broad day-light, you shame. instant death if they opposed him, and less villain : hast no value for thine ears, leaping out of a back window into a Isaachar ?" “ We know each other, court at the rear of the house, got master mountebank,” replied the man, clear off. lifting his broad hat so as to expose his The scene filled our traveller with countenance to full view; but both have amazement; he at first supposed Arkinnot a friend at court! what if you try the stall to be under the influence of liquor, elixir you boast of, trust me 't is a dis- but a moment's reflection assured him that ease which must be rooted out ere it was a premeditated plan for annoying long.”

the mountebank, who seemed so discon• Do you deal in ambiguities, you certed by the interruption, that he at villain ?” cried the quack, who was once ceased to " ply his vocation,” and evidently disconcerted; "away with thee, retired from the place. In the meanor I will utter that which shall whisk

while, the young countryman bent his thee off to the Tower right quickly.” steps across Tower-hill

, and shortly ar“ You dare not, master mountebank; rived at Aldgate, when having engaged a but come, don't chafe it with me, we bed at a neighbouring inn, he proceeded were once friends you know." This to the house of a scrivener, named Ralph was uttered with such a careless air, that Battencourt. Here he found the man it vexed the mountebank to the quick. of business at his desk, wrapped in a His countenance grew pale with deadly sort of old dressing-gown, and his head rage, and he cried out to two or three covered by a worn-out velvet cap, from soldiers from the Tower, who were lis- under which his long, grey hair, detening to the squabble with evident scended on each side of his sallow and delight—“ Yon villain is Jasper Arkin- unprepossessing countenance. His small, stall, the Papist, seize him on your dark, piercing eyes, were almost hidden

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