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Souads of merriment are mingling; men raising monuments to the memo-
Coursers' golden trappings jingling; ries of the dead ; if they could only
All the bridal pomp to swell

raise memories to the monuments,
Of young Francesco's Isabel ;-
Lord and lady, squire and knight,

how useful and instructive might these
All avait thee, lady bright.

soon-forgotien remembrances of the
Through the high cathedral stealing, dead become to the living. But some
Hark! the choral hymn is pealing ; one has said that a rich inan's memory
Hark! the merry bells are ringing ; does not live quite so long as his;
White-robted boys are censers swinging ;

monument.
Hiding in a fragrant cloud
Stoled priest and altar proud ;

LIFE-Ist. The paths of life are
The miired abbot waits thee there, very much like the paths in Kensington
To bless thy bridal, lady fair.

Gardens: there are a few flowers
Sae! where plumes and scarfs are gleaming: planted about the doors which openi
See! the bridal ribbands streaming ; into them, but when you get further.
See! the nuptial wreath is twining,
Myrtle, bay, and laurel shining ;

in you meet with no more.
The bridal maidens wait thee now,

2d. What libertines and men of the
To place it on thy drooping brow; world call seeing life,' should rather
The joyful bridegroom waits thee here; be called seeing death.
Hasten, hasten, lady dear.

3d. In sickness and in misfortune
M. M.

we flatter and quiet ourselves under

the intolerable sense of the present,
Paristics.

with hopes of the future ; the' rapid

future approaches, and, in a short time,
FRENCH POLITENESS & French stands present; the present, in ati hour,
PROPRIETY.The French are go- is the past, and we are still as far from ;
remed, in their personal conduct, by happiness and our desires es ever
an artificial and exaggerated sense of And thus we hope and are deceived, ti
politeness ; the English by a natural and are deceived and hope and pass
sense of propriety. If a Frenchman from the present to the future, and
were to enter a room of laughers with from the future to the present and
tears of anguish in his eyes, in a -mi- stand over our graves at last, which in
nute he would take pains to show that the next hour may spread over us,
he could laugh as loud as the merriest, still sighing at the past, and hoping
from politeness; but if an Englishman for that which is to come. • And
were in the same circumstances, he thus we ripe and ripe, "and rot ; and
would perhaps weep the more, that he thereby hangs a tale."
kould not laugh with his friends ; but The character of the Miser has
he would not do this obstrusively, but never been so forcibly drawn for the
Secretly; his sorrow would be dumb, the stage (even in the Euclio of Planet ad
if it could not afford to laugh; he tus, M*Avare of Mohere, or the Miser
would feel that his sorrow ought not of Shadwell) but that it has been ex-
to interrupt their mirth-their minh, ceeded in real life. In elucidating this
his sorrow :-the grief of the first is topic, we are tok of the Duke of Marlı
sentiment, which is artificial, and con- borough walking from the public rooms
sequently without feeling; of the other, to his lodgings in Bath, in a cold dark
natural feeling, which is not so ei:ily night, in order to save sixpence in
made to forget itself, and yet is nevert etair hire, though he died worth more
so selfish (from that sense of propriéty than a million and a half-sterlig.
which is far superior to the nonsense' Another example is recorded m « Sit
of politeness) as to forget the feelings James Lowther (who) after exchanging
of others

a piece of silver in George's Coffee
MÖNUMÉNTS.-We hcar much of house, and paying two-penoe for his

dish of coffee, was helped into his that all the servants, one after another,
chariot (for he was then very old and were to touch it, and that as soon as
infirm) and went home; some little the guilty person laid his hand upon
time after he returned to the same it, the cock would crow three times.
coffee-house on purpose to acquaint Every thing being thus preparce with
the woman who kept it, that she had the greatest solemnity, the young gen-
given him a bad half-penny, and de- tleman: opened the scere.' The hall
manded another in exchange for it. was darkeneil, and the procession be-
Sir James had about £40,000 per 'gan. As soon as they had each of
annum, and was at a loss whom to them declared that they had fulfilled
appoint his heir." Other instances the directions given, and touched the
are adduced of this odious passion : cock, the light was restored, and the
one of a Commissioner Colly of the gentleman examined the hands of them
Victualling Ofice, worth £200,000 all; he found all smutted except those
who fell a sacrifice to his anxiety to of one servant, who had taken care not
save a bottle of wine from the dis- to touch the kettle, and was beginning
honesty of his servants ; and another, to hug himself for liaving outwitted-
Sir W. Smyth, who agreed with Tay- the conjuror ; who, fixing upon this
lor, the well-known oculist of that circumstance, charged him closely with
day, to couch him for 60 guineas; the robbery; as he could not deny it, -
but, though the operation was per- he fell down upon his knces, and asked
fectly successful, cheated the operator pardon, which she granted upon the -
into a compromise for 20, by pretending restoration of her ring.
that he had only a glimmering and un- RULES for NIDING & WALKING.-
certain vision.

The following excellent rules, which
A young gentleman from one of are rigidly obkerved in London and
the universities, on paying a visit to a some other towns, ought to be gene-
lady, a relation of his, in the country, rally attended to:
found her in great affliction for the
loss of a ring of considerable value. The rule of the road is paradox quite,
She was certain that some of the ser- As the carriages jog it along;
vants must have got it, but she knew If you go to the left you are sure to be right,
vot against whom the accusation should If you go to the right you are wrong ;
be directed. The young gentleman

WALKING.
on hearing the circumstance, umdertook But the rule of the foot, is as clcar as the

light,
the recovery of it, provided the lady

And none can its reason withstand,
would humour the stratagem he pro- On cach side of the way you must keep to
posed to make use of; she readily

the right,
consented. At dinner, therefore, the And give those you meet the left hand.
conversation turning upon the loss, the
scholar boasted so much of his skill in PRINTED, PUBLISHED AND SOLD,
the black art, that she, as they had Every Wednesday, by
previously agreed, desired him to exert WILLIAM TAIT, & Co.
it for the detection of the person who

Lyceum Court, Nelson Street,
had stolen her ring. He promised to Where Cominunications, post paid, ma
make the best exertion of his powers, be addressed to the Editor:
and, after dinner, proceeded to busi- Solč also by Mr. Griffin, Public Library
Dess. He ordered a white cock to be Hatcheson St.; at the Shops of the Princi.
procured (no other colour would do) pal Booksellers, Glasgow; alsoat Mr. Hun.
and a kettle to be placed on a table in ter's, Bookseller, 23, South Hanover Street,
the hall; the cock, he told them, Office, Castle Strect Liverpool, for recdi

Edinburgh; and at Mr. Wales' Printing
was to be put under the kettle; auding, money onde

RIDING.

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PARLIAMENTARY

ELOQUENCE sweet, rich, and beautifully varied ; LORD CHATHAM-LORD NORTH when he elevated his voice to its high

aR. FOX--MR. PITT--MR. BURKE est pitch, the house was completely From Reminiscences of Charles Butler, Esq. The effect was awful, except where he

filled with the volume of the sound. The administration of lord North wished to cheer or animate; and then was certainly an era in the history of he had spirit-stirring notes, which were British eloquence : what in respect to perfectly irresistible. He frequently the orators of Rome, is observed by rose, on a sudden, from a very low to Velleius Paterculus ‘of Cicero, will

a very high koy, but it seemed to be probably be said of lord North, that without effort. His diction was re* no member of cither house of the markably simple, but words were never 6 British pauliainent will be ranked chosen with greater care ; he mention* among the orators of this country ed to a friend of the Reminiscent, that " whoin lord North did not see, or he had read twice, from beginning to “ who did not see lord North.

end, Bailey's Dictionary, and that Lord Chatham

he had perused some of Dr. Barrow's Of those by whom lord North was Sermons so often, as to know them preceded, none probably except lord by heart. Chathami, will be remembered by pos- His sentiments, too, were apparentterity. It was frequently given to the ly simple; but sentiments were never writer of these pages to hear the better adopted or uttered with greater speeches, both in the house of com- skill; he was often familiar and even mons and the house of lords, of this playful, but it was the familiarity and extraordinary man. No person in his playfulness of condescension: the lion external appearance was ever more that dandled with the kid. The terbountifully gifted by nature for an rible, however, was his peculiar power. orator. In his look and his gesture, Then the whole house sunk before grace and dignity were combined, but him. Still he was dignified ; and dignity presided; the “ terrors of his wonderful as was his eloquence, it was beak, the lightning of his eye,” were attended with the most important effinsufferable. His voice was both full ect, that it impressed every hearer with and clear; his lowest whisper was a-conviction that there was something distinctly heard, his middle tones were in him, finer even than bis words ; that the man was infinitely greater than what they themselves conceived of the the orator : no impression of this kind immeasurable superiority of the orator was made by the eloquence of his sol, over every other human being that or his son's antagonist.

surrorinded him.--In the passages But, --with this great man--for which we have cited, there is nothing great he certainly was,---manner did which an ordinary speaker might not much. One of the fiirest specimens have said ; it was the manner, and the which we possess of his lórdship’s ora- manner 'only, which produced the eftory, is his speech in 1766, for the fect. repeal of the stamp act.

An interesting and accurate account Most, perhaps, who read the report of Mr. Pitt's style of oratory, and its of this speech, in Almon's Register, prodigious effect on his audience, may will wonder at the effect which it is be found in a letter of lord Holland, known to have produced upon the his distinguished contemporary, pubhearers ; yet the report is tolerably lished in the - appendix to lord Walexact, and exhibits, although faintly, degrave's Melroirs. its leading features. But they should * Mr. Wilkes, a friend it seems of have seen the look of ineffable con- “ Pitt's, petitioned against the youngtempt with which he surveyed the late“ er Delaval, chosen at Berwick, on Mr. Grenville, who sat within one of “- account of bribery only. The him, and should have heard hin

say TOUR rger Delaval made a speech on with that Tookz_“ As to the late “ his being thus attacked, full of wit, ministry—every capital measure they “ humour and buffoonery, which kept have taken has been entirely wrong.

6 the house in a continual roar of They should also have beheld him, “ laughter. NIr. Pitt came down from when addressing himself to Mr. Greno“ the gallery, and took it up in his ville's successors, he said, " As to highest tone of Dignity. He was the present gentlemen,-those at least 6 astonished when he heard what had whom I have in my eye,”—(looking been the occasion of their mirth.at the bench on which Mr. Conway “ Was the dignity of the house of sate,)." I have no objection : I have commons on so 'sure fouhdättaris,

never been made a sacrinice by any that they might venture themselves of them. Some of them have done to shake it ?-Had it not, on the

the honour to ask my poor opin- “ contrary, by gradations been dimi“ion, before they would engage to“ nishing for years, till now we were repeal the act :--they will do me

brought to the

very

brink of the "the justice to own, I did advise them precipice, 'where, if ever, a stand sk to engage to do it,,but notwith- “ inust be made ?--High compli. ".standing for I love to be explicit) “ ments to the speaker,—eloquent “ I cannot give them my confidence. “ exhortation to whigs of all condiPardon ine gentlemen,-bowing “tions, to defend their attacked and

to them)_" confidence is a plant “ expiring liberty, &c. Unless you " of slow growth."

Those, who re-will degenerate into a little assemmember the air of condescending “ bly, serving no other purpose than protection with which the bow was to register the arbitrary edicts of inade and the look given, when he “ one too powerful subject, (laying on spoke these words, will recollect how the words one and subject the most much they themselves at the moment “ remarkable emphasis.)" I have verewere both delighted and awed, and what ! « fied these words by five or six

me

very

“ different people, so that your lord- | called it forth, and drew it into your “ ship may be assured they were his " service,-a hardy and intrepid race

words. When I came in, he “ of men. Men, who when left by “ was recapitulating, and ended with “ your jealousy, became a prey to the so our being designed or likely,' “ artifices of your enemies, and that

(I cannot tell you what he said,)“ gone nigh to have overturned the vor to be an appendix to~I know not state, in the war before the last. 66 zohat- I have no name for it.'- “ These men, in the last war, were

Displeased, as well as pleased, allow" brought to combat on your side; " it to be the finest speech that ever " they served with fidelity, as they 56 was made; and it was observed, that " fought with valour, and conquered

by his first two periods, he brought for you in every part of the world. " the house to a silence and attention, ** Detested be the national prejudices " that you might have heard a pin “ against them ! they are unjust, “ drop. Except the words marked, “ groundless, illiberal

, unmanlyn “ observe that I do not pretend to give “When I ceased to serve his majes

your lordship his words, but only the “ ty as minister, it was not the country purport of his speech, of which a “ of the man (lord Bute) by which I

good deal was on bribery, I suppose, was moved :--but the man of that ; and the manner of treating it, which “ country wanted wisdom, and held

so much tended to lower, what was principles incompatible with free“ already too low, the authority of the "dom. “ house of commons. The speaker

His celebrated reply to Horace " shook hịm by the hand, ready to Walpole has been immortalized by the “shake it off ; which, I hear, gave report given of it by Dr. Johnson. * almost as great offence as the speech. On one occasion, Mr. Moreton, the “ I just now hear the duke of New chief justice of Chester, a gentleman of “ castle was in the utmost fidget, and some eminence at the bar, happened to " that it spoiled his stomach yester- say, “ King, lords and commons, or;"

(directing his eyes towards lord ChaIn another letter, in the appendix to tham)_-"asthat right honourable memthe same correspondence, 181d Holland " ber would call them, commons, lords describes in one line the offect of Mr. and king.". The only fault of this Pitt's oratory, when he intended to be sentence is its nonsense. Mr. Pilt severe, on the object of his severities. arose---as he ever did with great * In both Mr. Pitt's speeches, every deliberation, and called to order : “I “ word fell on Murray, (lord Mans-“ have, he said, frequently heard in this “ field) yet so managed, that neither“ house, doctrines, which have sur"he nor any body else could or did“ prised me; but now, my blood runs “ take public notice of it, or in any “ cold ! I desire the words of the “ degree reprehend him. I sat near “honourable member may be taken “ Murray, who suffered for an hour “ down.” The clerks of the house

The whole speech on the repeal of wrote the words. “ Bring them to the stamp act, is very fine : “I sought “ me,” said Mr. Pitt, in a voice of for merit,” said lord Chatham, "wher- thunder. By this time, Mr. Moreton ever it was to be found. “ It is my was frightened from his senses. “ boast, that I was the first minister he said, addressing himself to the

“ who looked for it; and I found it Speaker, “ I am sorry to have given 5t in the mountains of the north. Il «

Il "any offence to the right honourable

6 day.

6 Sir

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