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roundhead. He and Roger Agnew talked me was not yet, my father having taken ye matter into over in soe many fine words. What possessed his own hands, and permitting me noe escort; but me, I know not. Your mother always said evil that I questioned not, Mr. Milton was onlie awaitwoulde come of it. But as long as thy father ing the weather to settle, to fetch me himself. That has a roof over his head, child, thou hast a home. he will doe so, is my firm persuasion. Meanwhile,
As soone as he woulde hear me, 1 begged him I make it my duty to joyn with some attempt at not to take on soe, for that I was not an unhappy cherfullenesse in ye amusements of others, to make wife ; but my tears, he sayd, belied me; and in- my father's confinement to ye house less irksome; deed, with fear and agitation, they flowed fast and have in some measure succeeded. enough. But I sayd, I must goe home, and wished I had gone sooner, and woulde he let Oct. 23.-Noe sighte nor tidings of Mr. Milton. Diggory take me! No, he sayd, not a man Jack I am uneasie, frighted at myself, and wish I had on his land shoulde saddle a horse for me, nor never left him, yet hurte at ye neglect. Hubert, woulde he lend me one, to carry me back to Mr. being a crabbed temper, made mischief on his reMilton; at leaste not for a while, till he had come turn, I fancy. Father is vexed, methinks, at his to reason,
and protested he was sorry for having owne passion, and hath never, directlie, spoken, in writ soe harshly.
my hearinge, of what passed; but rayleth continu“Soe be content, Moll, and make not two ene alle agaynst rebels and roundheads. As to mother mies instead of one. Goe, help thy mother with her -ah me! clear starching. Be happy whilst thou art here."
But ah! more easily said then done. “ Alle Oct. 24.-Thro' dank and miry lanes and byejoy is darkened ; the mirthe of the land is gone." roads with Robin, to Sheepscote.
Waiting for Rose in Mr. Agnew's small studdy, Michaelmasse Day.—At Squire Paice's grand where she mostlie sitteth with him, oft acting as dinner we have been counting on soe many days ; his amanuensis, was avised to take up a printed but it gave me not y pleasure expected. sheet of paper that lay on ye table; but finding it
Oct. 13.—The weather is soe foul that I am sure to be of Latin versing, was about to laye it downe Mr. Milton woulde not like me to be on ye road, agayn, when Rose came in. She changed color, even would my father let me goe.
and in a faltering voice sayd, " Ah, cousin, do you -While writing ye above, heard very angrie know what that is ? One of your husband's proofe voices in ye court-yard, my father's especiallie, sheets. I woulde that it coulde interest you in like louder than common; and distinguished the words manner as it hath me.” Made her noe answer, “knave," and "
varlet,” and “ begone." Lookt laying it aside enconcernedlie, but secretlie felt, as from my window and beheld a man, booted and I have oft done before, how stupid it is not to know cloaked, with two horses, at yo gate, parleying with Latin, and resolved to get Robin to teach me. He my father, who stood in an offensive attitude, and is noe greate scholar himself, soe will not shame would not let him in. I could catch such frag-me. I am wearie of hearing of war and politicks; ments as, “ But, sir !" “What! in such weather soe will try studdy for a while, and see if 't will as this?"
Nay, it had not overcast when I cure this dull payn at my heart. started.” “ 'Tis foul enough now, then.” Let me but have speech of my mistress.” “ You crosse Oct. 28.-Robin and I have shut ourselves up not my threshold.” “Nay, sir, if but to give her for three hours dailie, in ye small back-room, and this letter :”—and turning his head, I was avised have made fayre progresse. He liketh his office of of its being Hubert, old Mr. Milton's man ; doubt. tutor mightilie. less sent by my husband to fetch ine. Seeing my 31.—My lessons are more crabbed, or I am more father raise his hand in angrie action, (his riding dull and inattentive, for I cannot fix my minde on whip being in it,) I hasted down as fast as I coulde, my book, and am secretlie wearie. Robin wearies to prevent mischiefe, as well as to get my letter; too. But I will not give up as yet ; the more soe but, unhappilie, not soe fleetlie as to see more than as in this quiete studdy I am out of sighte and hearHubert's flying skirts, as he gallopped from ye gate, inge of sundrie young officers Dick is continuallie with the led horse by the bridle ; while my father bringing over from Oxford, who spend manie hours flinging downe y® torne letter, walked passionatelie with him in countrie sports, and then come into ye away. I clasped my hands, and stood mazed for a house, hungry, thirstie, noisie, and idle. I know while—was then avised to piece ye letter, but could Mr. Milton woulde not like them. not; onlie making out such words as “ Sweet --Surelie he will come soone? I sayd to father Moll,” in my husband's writing.
last night, I wanted to hear from home. He sayd,
Home! Dost call yon taylor's shop your home?" Oct. 14.-Rose came this morning, through rain soe ironicalle that I was shamed to say more. and mire, at some risk as well as much inconveni- Woulde that I had never married !-then coulde ence, to intreat of me, even with teares, not to vex I enjoy my childhoode's home. Yet I knew nob Mr. Milton by anie further delays, but to return to its value before I quitted it, and had even a stupid him as soon as possible. Kind soule, her affection pleasure in anticipating another. Ah me, had I toucht me, and I assured her the more readilie I loved Mr. Milton more, perhaps I might better have intended to return home as soone as I coulde, which endured ye taylor's shop.
From the United Service Magazine. life preserver; foxes' brushes, and peacocks'
feathers, spurs, German students' club-ribbons, SCENE IN A BARRACK-ROOM-DRAWN FROM
racing and hunting-whips, hunting and tandem LIFE, 1849.
horns ; together with twenty other things too abReader! do you happen to number among your surd to enumerate, are ingeniously and fancifully acquaintances a jolly young subaltern, and if so, arranged over the fire-place ; forming, as it were, are you on terms sufficiently familiar with him to an antique frame for a dingy old-fashioned mirror, “ beat up" his quarters of a forenoon, and join him which is stuck all round with visiting cards, notes in a pipe of Cavendish, and a pewter of Schan de of invitation, and unpaid bills. The mantle-piece grach, * two exquisite luxuries in which he is wont (and indeed the whole room) bears undeniable evto indulge for three or four hours every day after idence of a recent debauch, or flare-up." On it parade?
are strewed the fragments of broken vases, and Methinks I hear you say, “ No, I have not the plaster-of-Paris images ; faded boquets, the gifts of honor." Well, then, it is an honor you shall some fair girls at the last soirée, have fallen into have;—allow me to introduce you, sans ceremonie, the coal-scuttle ; a cherished rosette, that had to my friend Ensign Snooks, a regular brick-adorned some artless palpitating bosom, is pendent indeed, we are all bricks. There he is, in his from the hearth-brush ; a Geneva watch is in atsanctum sanctorum, already denuded of the “ oms ; the sofa has been broken and overturned let and fine linen” in which he was so recently chairs are minus legs, the carpet is uptorn, and attired, reposing listlessly in a large morocco saturated with liquor ; soda-water bottles are rolllounging chair, with a long meerchaum in his ing about the floor, in the centre of which stands mouth, from which he is ever and anon sending a barrack table, covered with a wet scarlet cloth, forth curling volumes of light blue, aromatic over which are scattered broken bottles and fragsmoke, that at last envelop him in a hazy, but ments of drinking glasses ; a couple of pewter delightful atmosphere, through which he is seen | pots, an earthen tobacco jar, an epaulette case apto the best advantage ; his slight and graceful fig- propriated to the same use ; half a dozen clay ure, wrapped negligently in the ample folds of a pipes, ends of cigars, a pair of kid gloves, a dilapcrimson velvet dressing-gown, confined at the waist | idated lamp, lucifer matches, and a cork-screw, a by an old military sash ; a comical little skull-cap broken sword, half a dozen chessmen, a wax canof embroidered cloth, “cocked on three hairs," on dle, a shilling, a sovereign and a halfpenny, a his cranium ; his throat bare ; his superior ex- pack of dirty cards, and a score-book ! A buil tremities encased in pijamas,f and his feet inserted terrier is snoring on the hearth-rug, a King in a pair of curiously wrought moccasons. I Charles' spaniel reposing in his master's lap; dis
The yellow ochred walls of his domicile-carded regimentals are lying about in every directwelve feet by eight-are hung round with a great tion; everything has been swept off the dressing variety of pictures and prints. Over the mantle-table-razors, brushes, letters, perfumes and cospiece is a colored engraving of her majesty, with metics, are intermingled on the floor, with patent a pipe in her mouth ; vis-a-vis, is the royal con- leather boots, boot-jacks, and boot-trees; a large sort, in the Albert hat, stuck jauntingly on one green-baize screen, which has lost its centre of side of his head ; the pencil of the same wag who gravity, and fallen broken against the wall, dissupplied her majesty with the doodeen, has given covers a little iron barrack bedstead in confusion, a roguish leer to one of his eyes, which is and brings to view a sort of miniature Monmouthknowingly directed to a French print on his right street. But there, amidst the mighty wreck, and
-Le Gros Peche. On his left is a coast scene, opposite to a bust of the Duke of Wellington, atalias a lady stepping out of a bathing-machine tired in a wide-awake-hat, and a stiff leather stock, into the water. Beyond are costumes of the Brit- sits my friend Snooks, with all the stoicism of a ish army, caricatures of brother officers, the popu- philosopher, puffing his meerchaum tranquilly. lar prints of the day- La Reine des Fleurs—The He is not, however, permitted long to enjoy the Fairest Flower; The First Dawn of Love ; Wards dreamy state of blissful indifference into which he of Chancery ; The Last Appeal, &c., &c. Por- has relapsed. The door, which is minus a lock, traits of celebrated horses, and of eminent pugil- and has had one of the pannels forced in, is thrown ists ; Fores' stable scenes ; opera dancers in all open abruptly, and in walk half a dozen of halfimaginable attitudes ; every species of the canine clad young gentlemen, with pipes in their mouths. breed in crayons ; and although last, not least, One laughe loudly and kicks something or another miniatures of the governor, and of mamma! Cu- over ; a second upsets poor Snooks, a third replenriously carved pipes, of all shapes and sizes, are ishes his pipe from the earthen jar, a fourth calls placed, salter-wise, over almost every picture ; for schan de grach, a fifth proposes to toss up for tobacco bags and pouches are pendent from every it all round;" while a sixth, recognizing the voice nail. Foils and wire fencing masks, a gun and a of a well known Israelite* in the passage, calls pair of pistols, a scimitar and a yatagan, South him in, knocks his hat over his eyes, bestows a Sea clubs, and Chinese arrows, boxing gloves, and kick on his “ seat of honor," forces him back on * A mixture of ginger-beer and sweet ale.
* Piccard-a French Jew, well known to all military + lodian silk drawers.
men here, and esteemed a fair dealing, honest tradesmax, 1 American Indian slippers.
but addicted to play.
a broken chair, which gives way with the weight, |“ executives," I maintain, we are all alike idlers, and prostrates the poor old Jew on his back, to the and I here charge myself with the onus probandi.. great delight of all the young gentlemen, who im- I have been now a few years at sea, and am mymediately assail him with every available missile self become a confirmed idler. I filter away time, in the room. After floundering about for some as it were through a sieve, and can kill the period minutes, he succeeds in regaining his feet, affects to of a ship's being in commission, doing absolutely be in a fearful rage, utters in French and in bro- nothing. Let no man, therefore, take offence at ken English the most horrid imprecations, but at what I say. I confine my strictures to myself, last cools down, and asks, with a grin and a shake they are written for my own edification—no man, of the head, for a leetle gin, and gathering np the therefore, can have any just cause of quarrel or pack of cards, challenges to ecarté! Hark! there complaint against me, being purely personal. The is an ominous knock at the dook! all is silence in idleness of others must, however, of necessity be a moment; it is repeated—no answer ;-again classed with my own, (but in a general way,) to and again—but no response. At length the ser convince the world that I am not the only idler in vant man enters; and closing the door cautiously it. To my gentle naval readers I would whisper, after him, and carefully repairing the damaged “ Qui capit ille facit." panel, hands his master—poor Snooks—a bill as A sea life, let Nelsons in embryo say what they long as a woodcock's. But the brick, nothing will to the contrary, is a borema blank in one's exdaunted, introduces it, without looking into it, be- istence--and is calculated to produce idlers. Is it tween the bars of the grate, and applies it ignited not invariably passed, if not strictly speaking idly, to his pipe, which he continues to puff with the at least ingloriously? i. e. eating and drinking, same admirable nonchalance as ever. The room smoking and grumbling, disputing and arguing, is now blockaded for some hours by the dun, who, sleeping and watch-keeping. The latter, although every now and then, addresses himself grumbling- an important duty, is, comparatively, in these latily from without, to his invisible debtor within ; tudes, an idle occupation. Our other duties are, who, at length, losing his temper, consigns, in a for the most part, frivolous, and, like angels' visits, stentorian voice, the angry creditor to the keeping they are “ few and far between.” We assemble of his Satanic Majesty. A “hip, hip, hurrah!!” in the morning at the breakfast table, at which a is given--repeated--and again reverberates through little more than a silent recognition takes place the building, and the haberdasher, (for such is the between us; and this meal passes off silently. In unwelcome visitant,) losing his patience as well as truth, it does not yield much to inspire hilarity. his time, abandons his siege in despair, to the great The fare usually consists of sour, bilious-looking delight of Snooks; who, on the party separating, bread, burnt, sodden, dry toast, tepid, milkless orders his servant to put things to rights, and pre- tea, made of impure water, a piece of ship's pork, pare for mess.
a bone of hard, salt junk, or, if the caterer be a liberal, the miserable remains of a cold fresh joint,
saved from the relics of yesterday's dinner. AfProm the United Service Magazine.
ter this cheerless repast, some of the members LIFE AFLOAT; OR, A SKETCH OF EXISTENCE disappear for an hour or two (I believe they generON BOARD A MAN-OF-WAR.
ally retire to their cabins, to idle away their time until divisions ; *) others are scattered about the
wardroom-one yawning on his elbow on the rudOn terra firma an idler has always ample op-der-head, and idly turning over the leaves of a portunities of killing time, as the abuse of it is scrap-book; another reposing idly on the lockers, called. The sports of the field, the infatuations his head idly resting on a ring-bolt, in an attitude of the gaming-table, the charms of his mistress, that Mrs. Trollope, that keen censor of public and the midnight revel, in turn fill up the vacuum manners, would deprecate severely; a third is lollin his mind; and time, which should be improved ing out of a stern-port, and idly beating the “devil's by rational pursuits, is thus killed or dissipated by tattoo" with his toes on the top of a messmate's a series of debaucheries, or a thoughtless career rosewood writing desk ; the master is staring into of imprudence or intemperance; but, alas ! on the log-book ; the captain of marines (the caterthese excesses the idler never reflects-he kills er) is discussing mess affairs with the steward ; time to his entire satisfaction. But it is far dif- one of the subalterns is too-too-tooing it on a ferent with such a trifler on board a ship, during cracked flute, while the other is playing backgamthe monotony of a long voyage,
mon with the chaplain. The purser is either Where all around is one blue ocean,
deep in the study of the profits of the slop-book, All above us one dark sky,
or idly superintending the issue of duck under the
half deck ; the surgeon idly bends his weary way and where the severity of discipline restrains his to the sick-bay, to go through the accustomed roupassions, (although it does not often soften down tine of his duties, without sensibility or sympathe asperities of his corruit nature,) he finds it thy ; while the commander is seen prowling angrily impossible to kill time ; he inust suffer it to die of about the decks,“ seeking whom he may devour," a slow and lingering consumption, and, although or black-list. some of us are dignified with the appellation of l * The morning parade or muster of the ship's company.
BY AN IDLER.
It is thus time is idled away until eight bells,* receiving instructions in his noisy art, from the when the lieutenant, who is to relieve the deck, little marine, Tambour, on the forecastle, to enaenters the ward-room abruptly, calls loudly for a ble both to beat time in concert of an evening, to glass of brandy and water, plays off some practical the shrill notes of the Liliputian pipers aforesaid. joke upon the young sodger, (the junior marine At this moment I am entertained, gratis, with all officer,) swallows his copious and potent libation, this concord and harmony! Who will deny that laughs idly, and repairs to the deck to idle away “ music hath charms to soothe the savage breast?" four hours more. Sipping brandy and water now Hark! my brother sub., who lives just over the becomes pretty general for fifteen or twenty min- way, has joined the “minstrel boys," and there utes, and the idle laugh that speaks the vacant is now issuing from his cabin the plaintive little mind resounds around us. Thus,
ditty of “ When the heart of a man is oppressed We keep our spirits up by pouring spirits down, My friend the mate, too, has changed his tune,
with care” (he takes a swig at the rum-botile.) For time is like the colic, killed by brandy, O!
and is now warbling forth, in dulcet numbers, We at length disperse, and a repetition of the same “ Oh the days when beauty bright,” (a glass trifling succeeds, to kill time, until dinner. This of cold, without, reposing under his lee.) But, is a meal that all repair to with countenances ex- alas! the harsh sounds of the little drummer, pressive of gratification. The rapid circulation of and the squeaking notes of the little fifers, beatthe grape juice soon puts every one in good hu- ing to quarters,* suddenly silence all this sweet mor, and, if the bill of fare be but tolerably fair, melody. After quarters, a cigar divan is rigged all pronounce themselves contented and happy. between two guns on the main-deck, where we But nothing bordering on rational conversation puff or idle another precious hour away. even now takes place, unless the service be the sub- Tea is then announced, which, being disposed ject, and this, with arguments touching the merits of, a whist party is formed ; two or three sit down and sailing qualities of the Pique, the Vernon, the to read the dice rattle again—the excellent gunInconstant, and the Barham, and such “clippers," nery system is lauded by the gunnery-lieutenant, is always a fruitful theme, while some sailor of and scoffed at by another ; the marine artillery are olden time insists that the navy is going headlong called into the field—an argument ensues—the to the devil; and verily believes that it has never marine officer, full of esprit de corps, pauses in his blown a gale of wind since the war. After coffee, cast of the dice, to vindicate “the finest and most a number of us, as if bitten by the tarantula, fly to efficient body of troops under the crown." (?) music, and, on descending to the after cock-pit, Brandy and water is again in requisition. Politics where the sentinel's dull lanthorn makes darkness are now entered upon-Tories, Whigs, Conseronly more visible, two of the ship's boys are dis- vatives, and Radicals abuse each other's princicovered practising “Rule Britannia” on the fife, ples. The bell strikes four, and the master-atin two different keys-a midshipman is seen tor- arms puts an extinguisher upon this idle scene, menting a crazy fiddle, minus the first string, by extinguishing the lights. under the hatch-way-a clerk murdering one of To-morrow, the self-same monotonous routine Rossini's sublimest overtures, on a dilapidated of trifling will be resumed-time will be killed, or flute, the joints of which are held together by a rather, allowed to die the same ignominious death, rope-yarn ; a melancholy old mate, seated on the and every succeeding day, week, month, and
year, weather side of his sea-chest, is singing mournfully, will find us all idlers, executives, t as well as civil“ The Light of other Days," &c., to a guitar ac-ians. I companiment, miserably out of tune, while the
* An evening muster, at which every man is posted to ship's brass band is bellowing the military bugle the station, and tolled off for the duty, he would occupy calls on the lower deck, and the bass drummer is and discharge in action.
+ Execulives-officers who keep watch. * Noon.
# Civilians, those who do not—the surgeon, master, chaplain, &c.
Manhood, alas! the while, hath devious winding, An! drifting Time, I may not bid thee linger,
Cares that distract and cautions that repel; Though all too swift the fleeting years be gone; Art, custom, interest, the clear sight blinding, And surely traced by thine unerring finger,
And timid doubtings that true courage quell. recall the good or evil done.
Oh! for a simple faith, no terrors fearing! Farewell, glad years, when childhood, fondly loving, Oh! for clear sight, the true way to discern ;Believed a look and trusted to a smile,
From fading memories, scenes fast disappearing, Recked little of Suspicion ever proving,
To hasten cheerly on, nor backwards turn ! Fostered no doubts, nor meditated guile.
From the Examiner 16 June.
made in Oudinot; a man who, for all his imperial
descent, is a fool and a legitimist. He landed in CAPTURE OF ROME BY THE GAULS.
Italy, despising the Romans, determined to take It was impossible to observe the proceedings their city, and proposing to dupe both them and and combinations of French parties during the last the Pope ;-them by reïnthroning the Pope, and few months, or the government founded on them, the Pope by reimposing upon him Rossi's constiand not to perceive that sone very serious and tution. But to dupe and crush at the same time irreparable blunders, such as that of the ruthless both the parties into which Italy was divided, was attack upon Rome, would be the result, unless a task beyond the power of General Ou M. some man of great weight, eminence, wisdom, and Mazzini was master in Rome ; a leader who has moderation, should chance to take the lead, and shown more practical power and capacity than he make use of the united strength, whilst setting had received credit for ; and who hoped, by putting aside the peculiar prejudices and follies of each the French general in the wrong, and forcing him party.
to the alternative of either a folly or an atrocity, to The chief authority in the French ministerial react by this means upon the government in Paris, and parliamentary world has been now for some and overthrow it. This was shrewd and able in time wielded by what is called the Club of Mazzini, but hardly wise. The same game had the Rue de Poitiers : this club being a coalition been played in Piedmont with the worst success ; of all those parties connected with the better and to repeat it in Rome was to run the chance of classes, and ramifying through them, which since depriving Italian liberty of its last friends, and of 1815 had been denouncing, ostracizing, and crush- giving up the whole peninsula to Austria. But ing each other. In this club, M. Berryer and the Mazzini did not shrink from the alternative. It Duc de Nouilles not only met M. Barrot and Mar- was a bold resolve, and one, we must say, warshal Bugeaud, but M. Thiers and Count Molé, and ranted by the outrageous folly of the French. every shade, however immoderate and exorbitant, The news from Italy contains the awful, the melthat assumed the cloak of moderation. It offered ancholy, the disastrous result. The French genitself to General Cavaignac, who declined on the eral has disgraced himself and his nation. The ground that he could not be the chief of so motley Romans have suffered great losses, and shown à party. It then adopted Louis Napoleon, who great heroism ; but if they defeat the French, are consented to canvass through its medium before they safer from the Austrians? Nor are the rehis election, as he has consented to govern through sults in Paris less disastrous than in Rome. The its medium since his elevation. Yet there was not credit and character of M. Barrot are shaken. the least need of his thus engaging himself. He Even Ledru Rollin might have overthrown him, would have been elected independently of any if Ledru had been capable of being rational and club,
politic for four-and-twenty hours consecutively. No sooner,
however, were the prince and his But though Ledru has not won, Barrot has not administration installed in power, than the incon- triumphed. veniences foreseen by General Cavaignac displayed In the Roman expedition, however, there has themselves. The greatest of these inconveniences perished something more important than general was the presence and power of the legitimists, or soldier. The Club of the Rue de Poitiers, the which rendered it impossible to form a ministry coalition of the parti-colored band of moderates, without one of them being in it, and hardly less has perished there ; for to the coalition are owing so to resist effectively in the cabinet any points on the blunder and the crime. Whatever ministry is which that minister might happen to insist. Thus formed, the legitimist element must be ejected from the education law was slurred over, the church it, and then Messieurs les. Legitimistes will plot question adjourned, and all the demands of the just as actively as the red republicans. Nay, we legitimist minister, M. Falloux, were perforce ac- should not be surprised to see them plotting toceded to, in the interest of order. This begat gether. murmurs and unpopularity, which grew stronger Meantime Paris has had its Tenth of April. The and stronger, and would have been more so but for red republicans have gathered and menaced, very the extravagance of the Socialists. Even in spite much like our foolish chartists of last year; and of the latter liberal ideas gained ground. M. the reseinblance is carried out in the attempted Faucher, the member of the liberal party who émeute having been put down by the attitude of most supported Falloux, was obliged to resign; the troops and the better classes. It was not posand Dufaure, one of Cavaignac's ministry, was in- sible to get up even the ghost of an insurrection. duced to take his place.
But M. Barrot has not shown the magnanimity of But in the mean time M. Falloux's reactionary the English ministry. Instead of being thankful policy had borne fruit. The expedition to Rome for a facile suppression of the riot, the French was at his instigation. His proposal, made in an ministers have declared martial law, and have interest purely sacerdotal, was adopted by the mil- gone about bragging and slashing, as if they were itary party, and the president, for the sake of its the saviors of the country, when it is plain to gloriole ; and by M. Barrot, because he hoped to every one that they themselves provoked the riot render it the means of saving the Romans froin the by their outrageous behaviour towards the Romans. tyranny of Austria and of the cardinals.
M. Barrot has, in fact, given a far more legitimate An unfortunate choice of a commander was pretext for revolt to Ledru Rollin than Louis Phil