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inquired where I livrd, and said that he would see my “ Without knowing how to find my way into the gar. mother and talk to her.
den, I went slowly down the great staircase up which I “When he was gone, some of the children said that had been brought, past all the huge torsoes and plaster he was the great painter who lived at the house where figures, and after I had stood in an uncomfortable state the old witch lived; and they jeered and laughed about of bewilderment and terror in the great hall for a my having my picture painted.
minute or two, the same middle aged respectable "When I came home my mother said that the gen- woman, who had fetched me to the house, came out of a tleman had been, and that I was to go next morning to large closet, with a jar in her hand, and locking the his house.' I was half frightened. The gentleman said, door, saw me standing there, and looking half frightthat he would send his servant over for me, and I was ened. In reply to her inquiries as to what I wanted, I to be paid for my time twice as much as for nursing told her in my usual whisper, that the old lady had seot the neighbour's child, and was to have my victuals into me to have run in the garden, and that I did not know the bargain. My parents were well pleased with the where the garden was. Without returning any answer, arrangement, and the next morning a middle-aged re she led me to a glass door at the end of the hall, and spectable woman came for me. We were so poor that opening it, I saw at once a grand old garden, which, my mother had washed my clothes while I slept, that I like everything else about the place, impressed my mini might go to the great bouse perfectly clean; and, at first with a feeling of awe. hardly dry though they were, I went in them the next “ Instead of running in the garden as I had been demorning.
sired to do, I walked slowly. In after years I came to “I cannot tell you how strange it seemed to feel the know that old garden well, and everything became great gate open for me, and to be taken by a side door familiar to me, but I never forgot my earliest impresinto that large mysterious house. We entered a large sions, although I remembered them as if they had marble-flagged hall, and went up a large staircase, belonged to somebody else. However, there I was then, where stood huge strange-looking figures, as they seemed strange to everything, hnd full of wondering terror. to me. Higher and higher we went, and at length I was There was a square grass plat near the house, and in the led into a large, darkened room, in which was a window middle of this stood a sun dial on a stone pillar of high up to the ceiling, the shutters of which were closed about my own height. I had no idea what it was, below. Everything in the room had a strange Icok; and it looked mysterious. Below the grass were large pictures, some finished, and others in progress, cypresses and yew-trees, and lower still in the garden stood on large easels ; casts of the human form, some an immense cedar-tree, with a bench under its wide. beautiful and some which seemed horrible to me, stood spreading branches. The whole garden was quiet around; hands and arms and feet in pluster were hung and solitary. There was no gardener at work in it against the wall, and a huge figure seemed to be sitting in at all, the sound that I heard was the monotonous a tall chair covered up with cloth, from beneath which splash of a little fountain which was encircled by a peeped forth a black, bare foot, which I at the first mo- second grass-plat, but all this lower part of the garden ment believed to be that of a live person, but which I af- had a wild and somewhat neglected appearance. At terwards found to belong to the lay figure in the chair. the bottom of all, on a sloping bed, grew strawberries
“The gentleman whom I had seen the day before re at that time full of leaves and fruit. I saw the red ceived me kindly; he wore a grey painting coat, and juicy delicious berries lying abundantly among the held his pallet and brushes in one hand, and a stick in leaves, and for a long time I resisted the temptation the other, which at the first greatly frightened me, be they offered. My mouth watered at every step; I cause I thought perhaps he might beat me with it. My thought after a little while that I must take one, just fears were very great, for I was ignorant, and knew one, nobody would miss it. I stomped down, but before nothing about artists and pictures. I spoke as usual in my hand had touched the plant, I saw a movement a low whisper, and as I meant to be very well-behaved among the leaves, and out crawled a something which I said "please ” before every sentence. "I sate without made my blood run cold. I had read at school about my frock in my little brown petticoat and ragged che- the servant tempting Eve to eat the apple, and inmise sleeves. My attitude was not a difficult one; I was voluntarily I thought that this too was the serpent, or to represent a child among the shepherds of Arcadia, the evil une in another shape. The serpent, however, and in the picture sheep and lambs were lying around tempted Eve to sin, but this strange apparition drové me in the midst of a beautiful pastoral landscape. I at once from my mind all desire to pluck and eat. soon became tired, however, and very restless. “After Some way or other, I know not how, but I felt a while the door of the studio opened, and in came an as if this was the strange, unshapely spirit of the old woman; at the sight of her the painter drew for place; the solemn yew trees; the black-branched ward a large chair, arranged the cushions, and giving cedar, the mournful splash of the fountain ; the large the old lady his hand, seated her in it ; her head shook gloomy house, the old mysterious lady, with her palsied a little; but her countenance was beautiful; mild and head; the artist's room, with his plaster figures of gentle, and full of intelligence and affection ; she looked beauty and terror, all at once combined themselves first at the picture and then at me attentively for some into one idea, and that was connected with the queer, time. I saw at once that this was the fearful old lady crawling creature, that was now slowly receding from whose face I and the others had seen so often at the me, I ran down the walk, past the fountain and the window. There she sate ; in a black-stuff gown, a sort of cedar-tree, and within sight of the house, where I furred short cloak, and that plain white cap, looking at once more took my time, and walked slowly, lookme with her keen, clear blue eyes. She supported her. ing at some large scarlet lilies that had sprung self with a silver-headed cane, which she still held while up among a tangle of jasmine, starred over with its she sate. Her head moved slightly, and her eye rested white flowers, and which partly fallen from the wall, upon me. “The child is tired," said she to the painter, either by neglect or accident, produced a beautiful and then calling me up to her, she said with what ap- effect, and which, as I afterwards found, the artist himpeared at that time severity, that I was one of those self had been observant of and had introduced into the noisy children who disturbed her so much in the front of foreground of that very Arcadian picture in which I the house! I was frightened, and if she had required myself was figuring. Here I stopped, and here again, an answer from me I could not have uttered it. With moving slowly along the border, was, as I supposed at out asking her son's permission, for she was the painter's first, that very same unshapely monster from which I mother, she bade me go and take a run round the had just fled. garden, and then come in again, for that I was not used svo I was at that time an ignorant little creature ; I to sitting so long and so still.
had heard of withcraft and magic, and imps and fiends,
and I knew but very little of the true history of any Well, they are queer things,' she said, to those thing; therefore it was perhaps no wonder that I at who have never seen anything of the sort before, very once imagined that myself or the garden was bewitched, queer! 'And those tortoises,' added she, 'may have and that the very thing from which I had just fled had lived a hundred years, for anything I know; and they by some strange power, conveyed itself away to be ready may live a hundred more. It's a great age that, is it ! for me when I next stopped.
not?' I made no reply, but fixed my eyes on her “I was frightened, indeed, and with a sort of frantic countenance, thinking how very old she also looked, terror I ran back to the strawberry hed to see if it when she startled me by saying, -perhaps you think were there. But I could see nothing of it; it was me as hold as the tortoise; perhaps you think me a bungone. Where should I see it next? I did not dare dred years old ? No, I'm not that, I'm not so old as the to stop and look, but running now with all my tortoise-—I am only eighty-nine!' might, I hastened back to the house, and passing “The painter now came forward with his book and through the large glass door once more, was in the laid before me an engraving of just such a tortoise as I great silent hall, and at the foot of the staircase. I had seen. He began to read to me something about it, lingered a long time in the hope of seeing the and then suddenly interrupting himself, he said ;—' but middle aged woman, but she was invisible, and all you can't understand this; you know nothing either of was as silent as the tomb, excepting the loud, and, natural history, or geography—it's no use reading to as it seemed to me, deliberate ticking of a large old you.' He said truly; I understood neither one nor clock, the face of which was surrounded with gilded the other; and my mind at that moment was in a strange rays, and the great pendulum of which heavily swung confusion. to and fro, keeping such audible account of its mo “ He put the book back in his bookcase, and then ments, that I felt as if it would stun me if I listened to sitting down before his beautiful picture, took me beit. I therefore made the best of my way back to the tween his knees.— There is the very tangle of jasmin artist's room
out of wbich grows the scarlet lily, and there, under “ The old lady was still sitting in the large chair as I those branches, creeps forth one of the very tortoises had left her, and with her silver headed cape in her hand you have seen! I gave an involuntary shudder as I as if she had never moved. The artist was at work at there indeed saw it, as it seemed to me, creeping forth his picture, and I at once saw that the old woman had from the canvas with its old, skinny countenance betaken my place as his sitter, and that he was painting neath the shelter of the dingy shell upon which were the her also into his large picture. Neither they nor I spoke, mysterious hieroglyphics. and for a little while I watched him at work on that old "Poor thing, she is frightened even at the picture and really grand bead,
of the tortoise,' said he, speaking loudly to the old “Everything seemed strange and like a dream woman; and then again turning to me, he began to tell around me. I felt as if the picture were real, and me about beautiful foreign lands where these tortoises I and everything else ideal. Out of this dream-like come from; and all that he said seemed full of such a feeling I was roused by the old lady who, calling me to spirit of love and beauty, that I involuntarily shed tears. her side, asked me abruptly what I had seen in the I cannot tell why, but my own life seemed so poor and garden. 'Her manner was kind, although somewhat wretched in the miserable court in which we livel, sharp, and therefore, although I still spoke in my timid where we paid a high rent for the smallest house, and whisper, and with my scrupulous regard to what I where we children often cried for hunger and cold. It thought propriety, I answered candidly in my unculti- seemed to me that, somehow or other, life ought to be vated English,
different, when even the strange, stupid-looking tortoise “ Please,” said I, “there's such a queer thing in the was so much cared for by God, from what the artist now garden-ob, such a queer un!."
told me, I felt it to be. “ What does she say ?" asked the old lady, who was “But God was caring for me even then. From rather deaf, and to whom my whisper was inaudible. that day new life dawned upon us. My father was regu
“ Her son repeated my words with a smile, and com larly employed to work in that garden; and when, in a ing forward to us, asked me what that was like which I few years, death deprived seven young children of their had seen.
parents, we found the truest friends in the good artist “ I described, with all the exaggeration of my igno- and his aged mother. rant fear, the creature that I had seen; its strange un “She lived, like the tortoises, to be a hundred years earthly withered sort of countenance, and its four legs old, and as to the painter, you know him, my children, like distorted arms; and the strange case or “lid," as I it is Mr. the well known Royal Academician, called it, under which it hid itself, and upon which were my revered and beloved benefactor.” curious and mysterious-looking signs, as if painted in dingy gold. I said that the creature seemed to more slowly, but that when I left it at the strawberry bed, and ran with all my might towards the house, it had got there before me, and was staring at me from under a
NOTE. red lily. The artist smiled again, and again repeated my
With this pumber concludes the third half-yearly words, with an accuracy which surprised me, to the old
volume of Howitt's JOURNAL, and from causes now " It was a tortoise,” exclaimed she, when she heard, well known, and announced in No. 75, it
into and smiled too. “She has seen the two tortoises, and she took them for one,” said the old lady, speaking loud, other hands. Should we have any future connection and laughing quite merrily.
with it, the fact will be duly announced, if not, it will in “. You never saw a tortoise, then, in your lise before;' said the artist to me.
name only continue HOWITT'S JOURNAL.--Eds. “ I replied “No,' in a whisper.
“She has never heard of a tortoise in her life," said the old lady; and then said, as if correcting herself,
poor thing, how should she!”
“The painter went to a large bookcase at one end of his studio, and took down a hook, and the old lady went on talking to me.
END OF VOLUME THREE.
parliament or sit in council, but far more those who by their THE WEEKLY RECORD.
greatness of thought, the truth of their pens, the vigour and
humanity of their actions, carry forward all the great cirTO THE WORKNG CLASSES OF THE GREAT MANU
cumstances of their age; for every cause has to do with the
aggregate condition of society, its happiness, its progress, its FACTURING TOWNS.
welfare; and he who elaborates the statistics of temperance, Excellent and Earnest Friends,
who improves the steam engine, who wars against sanitary If there be truth in public rumour, and an opi- abuse, is equally a legislator, and such ones as we require, nion unanimously expressed is usually taken to have a pretty for their reforms carry forward their generation. But where broad foundation of this kind, most cordial and earnest feel- end the words of these demagogues of the market place? If ings exist between me and yourselves. You on your part re- they died with the breath that utters them it would not matcognize me for what I am, in all sincerity, your friend ; 1, you ter, but they do more than stimulate self-love, they stimulate as friends, to whom and to your great interests, the duties the worst of passions, they appeal to the worst of ignorance and services of a life are unalterably apportioned When such they thrust back needful reforms a century. Now laws to is the relation between noble consideration and earnest duty, be good, reforms to endure, must arise out of the major the result, in years to come, must be such as both of us desire. opinion of a community, and in the case (say even of success)
Feeling that I am thus addressing an increasing audience they would not be the result of the opinions of the majority, of attached friends, I enter upon this entirely political por- and you are too just I am sure, to succumb to a minority of tion of my life, with an earnestness worthy of the work before opinions, or to be led except by the wisest and sincerest men me; and now for some weeks since I had the pleasure of of your country. As I have before said, and it is an undeni. reading your communication from Huddersfield, I have been able truth, that the greatest of needed reforms, are proanxious to address you, not only on the point referred to-co- gressing steadily and quite irrespective of ministerial advooperative labour—but on one or two others, which I consider cacy, and that, moreover in connexion with the present phase equally important.
of civilization ALL CLABSEs are looking not to the things, but At a period like the present, when the great questions, so the spirit of them, to principle not to party, to the action vital to your industrial and social interests, have reached, as of religion, not to its dogina, to existence not to form. I I believe, too progressive a point, to be much dependenteither heartily believe this; and depend upon it, reforms are stable on a form of government, or on ministerial advocacy for fur- and progressive, when this connexion of interest forms the ther progress in the same direction, I wish to strongly impress basis of public action. When the other day I read Prince upon your attention, as a vitally-important, as well as pro- Albert's speech at the meeting of the 'Improvement of Lafound truth, that all reforms and ameliorations of whatever bourers' Dwellings Association,' I said to myself, “here kind, will be only secured and carried onward by constitu- is a true sign of the times, here is a true sign of one point of tional and legitimate methods; that is to say in plainer and civilization, here is a prince wise enough to see what is needed other words, nothing will be gained by destruction, but all and what his age demands, that of the unity of all classes in things may be hoped for, and absolutely secured by the gra one interest." I said, “German philosophy, and German dual process of adding improvement to improvement, thus liberty are not make-believes, when they make a prince wise making every parent reformation give birth to a new reform. enough to declare that the rich have their duties, and couDestruction affords no such necessary principle of human rageous enough to tell the people they have theirs." I firmly advance. Thus speaking, of course, allude to the present believe this unity of interests will be seen more day by day, Chartist demonstrations throughout the kingdom, and the that it is a portion of our new philosophy of facts, that it is threatened resort to physical force. But judge the threat, arising out of our religion, that it ie the essential spirit of our and the men who threaten; you will easily penetrate the dis-reforms; that it will be the salvaton of all classes of this guise they have assumed, the lion's skin, to hide the most country. insufferable and worst of all deformities, IGNORANCE. But is Now as to your duties these demagogues say nothing, but I this the Chartism of William Lovett, of the latter opinions of believe, that on these far more than on any other things, Thomas Cooper? No! They have emphatically told us, that depend the success of the reforms we need. Do not think by besides widening the basis of representation, other contingent what I say, that I urge to quiescence whilst one injustice reforms are necessary, reforms of ourselves. That we must exists. But let your unity be that of common sense, let it be bear forth in our several conditions, the mighty facts of tempe. the unity that will produce fruit. Now as far as regard the rance, self-education, and moral conduct ; and would destruc- matter of representation, the government themselves see some tion of what sort soever, pulling down parliament-houses, necessity of reform, if at least their ostensible organ the Times sacking a city, or burning acts of parliament-effect what is may be depended upon, and I believe the government is at desired, or will destruction of our great commercial trade, or present so situated, that if even not willing it would think it the revolution of the kingdom, effect any benefit either ? unwise to disregard your expressed opinions through your These men answer “yes,” many of them and often, and in representatives. But I think there is another, and more that sort of oratory, which is apt to seduce, men like your fundamental moral force point of reform, than even this of selves suffering under depression of trade, under unoqual representation, one that no government can control, no party laws, under a fearful amount of taxation on the necessary or faction defeat, for it rests on the best ground-yourselves. articles of subsistence, under the worst demoraliser, poverty, Tuis is CO-OPERATIVE LABOUR, Co-operative Labour without under the lack of that sound primary education, which the any religious or political dogma annexed. We need bread paternity of a judicious government, ought, and yet will afford more than we do arguments or opinions. its citizens. But be not seduced by it, and you will not when The success that has attended your small beginnings in I tell you the fact, that this sort of Chartism is the offspring Huddersfield shows what a great thing this combinative prinof popular ignorance; and had the governing class taught ciple is, and now looking at the present state of the country, instead of quibbling over religious dogma, every man that at your own condition, at the necessity of a new adjustment now in most deplorable ignorance, shouts "destruction" of the labour question, let us look at this co-operation point we would have said, we need two reforms, and will have applied to EMIGRATION. Now, the first point with meis always them, constitutional reform, and personal reform. Now, the what Lord Bacon calls fruit, and I am so tar national as to laws of nature, those on which the experimental ones of crave tangibility in every shape. I want your honest, nervous, government will finally rest, offer no analogy to the doctrines labours to bring you bread; I want to see your wives and of those men; they add to and improve by continuous causes, children no longer crushed and degraded by penury; I want and never annihilate and build up afresh; so does the same to see the mental capabilities God has bestowed upon you primary fact hold good to the laws and facts of social govern elevated and expanded, not through such horn-book and copyment. Moreover there are two other points which annihilate book education as has hitherto been thought sufficient for this doctrine of annihilation. The truest and best retormers the “lower orders,” but by such a liberal primary education have always been educated men, and this becomes a more as is given in the schools of the cantons of Switzerland; in a ostensible fact as society progresses, and the greatest law- word, I want your labour to be productive, and for this you makers and law reformers, are not only they who speak in must have a field. Under present circumstance, this country
does not afford one; at least, not sufficient for that amount £65,000,000 annually, inclusire of wine; whilst, according to of reproduction your necessities require. But I think, if you my own statistieal analysis, founded on Parliamentary Rewould avoid all the merely speculative points of co-operation, turns kindly furnished to me by an official friend, I find the and keep steadily to the simple and practical one of getting in intoxicating drinks, to be #71,626,445. 4s. Only one-twen
sum spent now, exclusive of wine consnied by the aristocracy, together a little ready capital, that is, nett capital, after the tieth part of this sum saved annually would not merely give your expenses of our shop, your land, and so on, have been paid, children that desirable primary education, which, irri spective of it would be more profitably laid out in the purchase of land class or station, fits the individual for thuse mural and social in North America and Australia, especially if the proposed out emigration on the grandest conceivable plan. As it is, far
duties required for the well-being of society, but would also carry facilities in the purchase of land there be afforded, thap here more than the annualrevenue of this country is spent in the gra. at home, and by furnishing as funds, available means of com- tification of a debasing vice, which, beyond all others, degrades fortable emigration to, say, five, seven, or ten of your mem
a people, and makes them powerless in the hands of their
rulers, bers at a time. Gradual emigration of this character is far crease ; let it go side by side with that honest matter-of-fact
But let this mighty moral force of Temperance in. more serviceable than when undertaken simultaneously by a part of co-operative labour, from which fruit may be expected, large body. Through this means you would be enabled to and not the mere bramblex and thorns of religious or political preserve the parent association and the parent means, as a speculation, and I am certain, every reform within the province nursing place and a nursing power, for others and others to expected. With these two morallevers of sobriety and capital,
of good and progressive government, may be insistent upon and follow in your steps, whilst you would be as good fathers, the opposition of a faction, even that of an aristocracy, is a preparing a larger and better home for your children. Your shadow. For myself, I am not dismayed by the present ashonest labour would thus, as it were, bridge over the Atlan- pect of the times; such adverse períods are always those tic, for you to go forward to sow, and to reap, and to enjoy, prophet, some of the profoundest points of philisophic govern
which give birth to the noblest reforms, and if I am not a false and thus to bless the earth in the fulness and gladness of ment, will make rapid progress in the few next years. your natures. I am not one of those who think it necessary But above all things be steadfast to this matter of co-operato wait for times and seasons. For all practical purposes,
tive labour, it is the foundation of everything. Never mind the season is this moment-now, if we will but accept and how small your beginnings, even if they be like those of Jason
Bold and Lucy Faith. Recollect the coral insect beneath the take it; and whilst others are disputing the rival plans of
Like that, work on, in the still deeps of your poverty, Fourier and Cabet, you may have kine and homesteads, and your tribulation, your many-sorrowed lot, and believe and waving corn upon millions of acres of the yet untilled and have faith, that labour, thus silently and laboriousiy begun,
wil, like the islands and continents of the Pacific, come upunpeopled earth!
wards towards the light and face of Heaven! I believe this, i suggest this plan to your consideration-and I am pleased as I believe in the benignity and wisdom of the ever living to think that it was sketched out more in detail, and lay God. Rally too, round that
noble portion of the press which amongst my papers, several weeks before the present sug- has never jailed you or your cause ; let not its writers feel gestions, now before the House of Commods, were broached.
disheartened through neglect
and discountenance, as is some
what the case at present. Believe me most earnestly your Not, however, that I am upon principle an advocate of any friend in humility and truth. One whose highest ambition is, scheme or plan, which expatriates a people from their native to be now and horeafter known as the single-hearted friend soil, because it is untenantable through the imbecility of its of the great working classes of this country; one who will rulers, or the existence of injudicious laws, especially such whether it be of condemnation or praise. In all sincerity,
never see fear in your behalf, or fail to speak the truth, as relate too the production and distribution of wealth, but
Your's faithfully, that under present circumstances, it is of vital importance,
ELIZA METEYARD-SILVERPEN. that your first and great object be that of sustenance-and 59, Lamb's Conduit-street, London.
June 13, 1818. this object cannot be so profitably or so immediately attained as through emigration, I think, too, that if a necessary por STAMFORD MECHANICS' INSTITUTION. tion of the funds was forthcoming, and were a steady and On Tuesday the 16th inst., Passmore Edwards delivered a simultaneous movement made on the part of the workiog lecture in the Lecture Hall of the above Institution, on " the classes, government would most willingly assist. Of this I pleasures and advantages of knowledge." And on Thursday
the 18th be delivered another lecture on the " tendencies of am sure. Its political embarrassment are too serious to allow the age.” This Institution is in a flourishing condition and it to neglect a constitutional movement of this character. is likely to do much good in the town. It is prineipally supSuch movement would be far nobler and more significant of ported by young men of inquiring minds. They have a disultimate success, than any physical force demonstration cussion class, in which questions affecting the political and whatever. As I have before said, and you have shown it by social well-being of man are debated, as well as others of a the success of even so small a movement as that of Hudders- hand with the Temperance Society.
more scientific character. This Institution goes on hand-in
The Lecture Hall is field, that salvation lies in your own hands. This truth is & solemn one to those fully aware of the real physical and quently during the week for a lecture on Science, History,
used on the Monday night for a Temperance lecture, fremental condition of the great foundation classes of this country. For some past weeks I have been wading through *c., and on Saturday the debating class occupy it. a mass of parliamentary evidence that has revealed to me in
COST OF MEXICAN WAR. all its appalling extent, the destitution and wretcheduess WHAT HAS TIE MEXICAN WAR Cost?-What has the war that exist, with but few exceptions, throughout the operative cost us ?-120,000,000 of dollars! 120,000,000 of dollars! and agricultural classes. Both are deeper and darker than Is this a great sum! Is it a loss to us Could we have made the night. And therefore when I say, that physical destitu- any use of it? With the interest of 120,00 00 dollars we tion such as this, is the worst and most debasing of curses, might found a National Gallery that would rank with the you will judge how earnest is my advocacy, of, and how im- British Museum as the British Museum does with the Cabinet portant is, the question of subsistence, and the plans which of Pennsylvania College. The tamous " Garden of Plants," lead nearest and soonest to its attainment. As for the gene founded and endowed at Paris by Richelieu, in the times of ral manufacturing industry of this great country, it is in a Louis XIV., and which is the greatest in the world, did not deplorable condition. Our absurd money laws, our restric-cost, from then till now, as much as three months of the tive imports, have robbed you and your children, by causing Mexican war. With 120,000,000 dollars a school-house and foreigners to import our machinery into their countries, in- church might crown every hill top, from the Penobstob to stead of onr manufactures, because we insist upon a specie the Rin Grande, and teachers of knowledge and righteousness payment, instead of honestly rejoicing in an exchange of might do their mission of good without money or price from cotton and corn. We therefore want customers, which you any one.- North American. through emigration would best supply. You would thus
CONTENTS. make your labour doubly productive, to yourselves and to the mother country.
Lines addressed to Mary Howitt, June 8, 1848. Ry R. H. I have not space here to enter into the detail of any specific Horne-Green Boughs from the Forest. By WILLIAM Howitt plans; though I will give my attention to the inatter in one of my - The Pilgrims of the World. By William Ilowidt-The recognised organs, if you should desiio it. But men who have New Lord Burleigh. (Concluded) By SILVERPEN-Opinion made so good a beginning, as many of you have, can do with of celebrated Men in France of the English Aristocracy, etc. out much theory, and also materially assist this great foun- --Child's Corner. The Painter's Little Model. By MARY dation point of labour by those of temperence and self-educa- Howitt-Note--- RECORD: Address to the People-Stamford tion, or rather, I should say, of school education of the very Mechanics' Institution, etc. best kind, if the Temperance question be made yours. Be governed by this great fact of temperance, and your moral PRINTED for the proprietor by William Lovett, of 16, South power is irresistible. The writer of the Temperance Tract in Row, Now Road, in the Parish of St l'ancras, County of Chambers'& Miscellany, published in 1814, brought the cost of Middlesex, and published by him at 291, Strand, in the intoxicating drinks consumed in this country to the sum of Parish of St. Clement Danes.