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no jealousy, and was regardless of infidelities; ON THE USE OF THE WORD “OBEY." nor entirely from debauch, but from the pleasure of living near them, and sauntering in IN THE MARRIAGE CEREMONY, &c. their company. His delight-such is the re. That awkward word“ obey,” which has been cord of the royalist Evelyn—was in concu. so ungallantly intruded into our marriage cerebines, and cattle of that sort;'and up to the last mony, and enforced by male legislators on the week of his life, he spent his time in dissolute- unresisting weakness of the softer sex, was ness, toying with his mistresses, and listening actually pronounced in Egypt by lordly man, to love-songs. If decision ever broke through and was even stipulated in the marriage conhis abject vices, it was but a momentary flash; tract. The husband, in addition to the article a life of pleasure sapped his moral courage, in the contract of dowry, that the lady should and left him imbecile, fit only to be the tool be lord of the husband, pledged himself that of courtiers, and the dupe of mistresses. Did in all things (no exception or limitation was the English Commons impeach Clarendon ? permitted, no honest man after such an oath, Charles II. could think of nothing but how could make any mental reservation) he would to get the duchess of Richmond to court te obedient to his wife.- Diod. Sic. i. 27. again. Was the Dutch war signalized by We must make the sad confession, that some. disasters? “ the king did still follow his times this freedoin was abused: a memorable. women as much as ever;" and took more occasion in the Book of Genesis will occur to, pains to reconcile the chambermaids of Lady every one. Castlemaine, or make friends of the rival But, it should seem, by the following exbeauties of his court, than to save his king. tract from Caxton's · Booke of th’enseygueđom. He was “ governed by his lust, and the ments and techyuge that the Knyght of the women, and the rogues about him.”
Tower made to his daughter,' translated in The natural abilities of Charles II. were 1483, thut the Saxon wives were obliged to probably overrated. He was incapable of a be obedieņt to their husbands. strong purpose, or steady application. He read in perfectly, and ill. When drunk, he
“ How a woman ought to obeye her husbond was a silly, youd-natured, subservient fool. in all thynge honest.” Iu the council of state he played with his “I wold ye knewe' wel" the tale and ex. dog, never minding the business, or making ample of the ladye, which day'gned not to a speech memorable only for its silliness; and come to her dyner for ony coinınaundeinent if he visited the naval inagazines, " his talk that her lord coud make to her; and so many was equally idle and frothy."
tyme he sent for her, that at the last, whanne The best trait in his character was his na. he sawe she wold not come at his coinmaundetural kindliness. Yet his benevolence was in ment, he made to com before hyin his swynepart a weakness; his bounty was that of fa- herd, he that kept his swynes, which was cility; and his placable teinper, incapable of foule and overmoche hydous, and bade hyın strong revenge, was equally incapable of affec. fetche the clothe of ihe kechyn wherwith tion. He so loved his present tranquillity, men wype dysshes and platers. “And thenne that he signed the death-warrants of innocent he made a table or bord to be dressyd before men, rather than risk disquiet; but of him. hys wyf, and made it to be couerd with the self he was merciful, and was reluctant to sayde clothe, and commaunded to his swynekang any but republicans. His love of placid herd to sytte besyde her, and thenne he sayd enjoyments and of ease continued to the end, thus to her, "Lady, yf ye ne wylle ete with On the last morning of his life, he bade his me, ne come at me, ne come at my com.' attendants open the curtains of his bed, and maundement, ye shalle have the kaper of my the windows of his bed chamber, that he swyne to hold you company and good felau. might once more see the sun. He desired ship, and this clothe to wype your handes absolution ; ( For God's sake, send for withal. And whenne she that thenne was a Catholic priest;" but checked himself, sore ashamed, and more wrọthe than she was adding," it may expose the Duke of York tó before, sawe and knewe that her lord mocked dapger.” He pardoned all his enemies, no her, refregned her proude herte, and knewe doùbt, sincerely. The queen sent to beg for her foly. Therfor a woman ought not in no giveness for any offences. “Alas, poor wyse to refuse to come at the coinmarindewoman, she beg my pardon !” he replied; “I ment of her lord yf she wylle haue his love beg hers with all my heart; take back to her and pers. And also by good reason humy. that answer." He expressed some regard for lyte ought to cume fyrste to the woinan, for his brother, his children, his inistresses. ener she ought to shewe herself meke and Bancroft's History of the United States. humble toward lier lord.” Kennett.
Is it improbable, that the plot of the Taming of the Shrew, was founded on the above instructions ,
• Vide Wilkiuson's Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians.
his wine, expecting continually that he woulil .: The Public Journals.
appear at the tea-lable; at last he did come, but not until it was full time that he should escort
his wife home from the theatre. Thither he (We are pleased to observe Mr. Bentley com.
repaired in a hackney-coach ; his wife popped mencing the literary campaign of 1839, in
in, and from that moment was installed misright goud carnest,' with Memoirs of John
tress of a new abode. Bunnister, Comedian, by John Adulphus, Esq. From many highly interesting anecdotes,
Bannister's opinion of London. We extract the following :]
I have lived too long (he observes) in London John Kemble's Marriage.
from early life to the present tune, io like the · One evening Mrs. Breretou addressed Mrs. country much: you cannot shake ott'old habits Hopkins; “My dear mother," she said, “I and acquire new ones. I must die (please cannot guess what Mr. Kemble means; he God !) where I have lived so long. Kemule passed we just now, yomg up to his dressing. once said to me, “ Depend on il, Jack, when room, and chucking me under the chin, said, you pass Hyde. pari-curner, you leave your
Ha, Pup! I should not wonder if you were compturis behind you.” Experientiu do*8001 to hear of something very much to your cet! London for beef, fish, poultry, veadvantage. What could he mean?” “ Mean," getables, lov; in the country you get ewethe sensible mother answered, “ why, he means muiton, cow-beef, and in general very indita ļu propose marriage; and, if he does, I ad. ferent veal. Loudun is the great market of vise you not to refuse him, you will not meet England. Why? Because it abounds in cilswith a better offer." Thus the matrimonial tomers; and I believe you may live as cheap in galley was launched ; and the voyage pro- Londou, and nobody know anything about Ceeded rapidly, merrily, and to a joyous con- you, as anywhere else; London is your best clusion, al hough you uimarked with some retirement, aiter long industry and labour. I peculiar circumstances. When the lady's con- delight in the couutry occasionally. seut was obialued, and the happy day tixed, Mr. Kemble was living purely en garçon, the ele. gaucies of female lite never thought on, in a
APOPHTHEGMS. luuging in Caroline-street, Bedford-square.
A GENEROUS soul never loses the rememHis intimacy with Jack Bannister, and the
brance of the benefits it has received, but true regard he fest for him, rendered it nalu.
easily forgets those its hand dispenses.ral and easy to request Mr. Bannister's atlen. Chilo. dance at the ceremony. This was readily The felicity of the body consists in health, agreed to, and on the appointed morning, the
and that of the mind in knowledge.-- Thules. dih of December, Mrs. Hopkins and Mrs.
Riches do not consist in the possession of Brereton, presenting themselves at Baunis.
wealth, but in the good use made of them.-ter's abode in Frith-street, they all repaired
Democritus. to the bridegrooin's dwelling. Whether he Hope is the last thing that dies in man.had been late over-night, or whether, Diogenes. " dreaming of golden joys,” he had been uleL et us honour old age, since it is what we willing to shorten his muraing slumber, cer- all tend to.-Bion. lain it is, that when the ladies arrived, there There is nothing so fearful as a bad con. Was uut the slightest sign of preparation for science.--Pythagoras. breakfast. A number—they could not be The too great desire of speaking is a sign terined a set--of tea-things at length appear of fully. T'hales. . ed, the meal was discussed, the parties reached The three most difficult things are, to the church in proper time, and the ceremony keep ü secret, to forget an injury, and to was completed by an intimate friend of Kein well employ one's leisure time. -Chilo. ble, the well-known Parson Este. They were Do nút divulge your designs; that, if they departing in separate coaches, the genuemen prove abortive, you may not be exposed to in one, the ladies in another, when Mrs. scoro.-Pittacus. Bapuister said, “ as you do not seem to have Of all accidents of life, the most difficult made any preparations, suppose you dine with to be supported is the change of fortune.us; but as both Mrs. Keinble and Mr. Ban. Bias. nister play to-night, the dinner must be early We are not to judge any man happy beand punctual,” This good-natured and coule fore his death. Soton. siderate offer was readily accepted; the ladies Age and sleep teuch us insensibly the way went to Frith-street, and, having waited to of death.-Anuxugoras. the utinost extremity of tiine, were obliged to Benefits are the trophies that are erected dine without the newly married man. Bau. in the heart of men.-Xenophon., uister and Mrs. Kemble had departed before The only thing that cannot be taken from his arrival; dinner was served up again, and us, is the pleasure of huving dope a good at a proper hour Mrs. Bannister leit him to uction.--Antisthenes.
Liws are the bulwark of liberty, and con- fully in winter as in summer, to learn equse sequently of the state.-- Heraclitus. • nimity and patience. - Parwick.
An empire is in a tottering condition, if Inquietudes of inind cannot be prevented the magistracy do not obey the laws, and without first eradicating all your inclinations the people the magistracy.-Soun.
it and passions, the winds and tide that preThe roots of sciences are bitter, but their serve the great ocean, of human life from fruit is sweet. Aristotle...
. perpetual stagnation..
. ? The most necessary of all sciences, is to learn to preserve ourselves from the con.'
O. It is one of God's blessings that we cantagion of bad example. --Atisthenes. ,
not foreknuw the bour of our death; for å The friend that hides from us our faults,
ilta. time fixed, eren beyond the possibility of
me is of less service to us than the enemy thạt
living, would trouble us more than doth upbraids us with them.-Pythagoras.
ungle this uncertainty.- King James. . There are two things to be dreaded; the Conversation augments pleasure, and dienvy of friends, and the hatred of enemies. - minishes pain, by our having shares in either; Cleobulus.
for silent woes are greatest, as silent satisa We have only one mouth, but two ears'; faction least; since sometimes our pleasure · whereby nature teaches us that we should would be none but for telling of it, and our * speak little, but hear much.-Zeno. . . grief insupportable but for participation . . .. . ..
.: W. G. C. Wycherly....
The master of superstition is the people : . :. Che Gatherer..
and in all superstitions wise men follow fools.
,- Bacon, trivier is it i.. The Rev. Mr. Crabb, of Hill, near South We can behold with coldness the stupenampton, the benevolent reclaimer of the gipe dous displays of omnipotence, and be in sies, calculates that there are in this country
country transports at the puny essays of human
transa + upwards of 18,000 of this wandering race, -skill throw aside speculations of the suband in other parts of the world 700,000.- limest nature and vastest importance into January, 1839. --.
some obscure corner of the mind, to make Pliny states, that acorns, beaten to powder, room for new notions of no conseand mixed with hogs”lard and salt, heal all quence at all; and prefer the first reading hard swellings and cancerous ulcers. John of an indifferent author, to the second or Ellice, Esq. discovered that acorns can be third perunal of one whose merit and repino -preserved in -a state fit for vegetation for å tation are established.Groves ( .. whole year, by enveloping them in -bees'., wax; other seuds may be conveyed from:
Among the writers of all ages, some dedistant countries by the same means i serve fame, and have it; others neither have.
menor deserye it';-sohvė have it, not deserving; - The Religious Tract Society, during the others, though deserving, yet totally miss it, Inet year, (1838,) distributed mote than or have it not equal to their deserts. Milton.
15,000,000 of their publications." - At the court leet of the Crown månor of , Age, will superciliously censure all who Presteigu, the niece of the late bellman and are younger than themselves, and the vices trier proposed to become a candidate for the of the present time as new and unheard of, office. The steward of the manor objected when in truth they are the very same they to her because she was a woman; to which practised, and practised,- as long as they she replied, “ God bless you, sir, that's no were able. They die in an opinion that reason; haven't we a woman for a king ??
in for king, they have left some wiser behind them, The siinplicity and readiness of this reply though they leave none behind them who induced the steward to admit her as a can
I ever had any esteem of their wisdom and didate, and, on a show of hands, she was judgment.--Clarendon.. . , unanimously elected.-Worcester Journal Make a point. never so clear, it is great -The first flint-glass was manufactured odds that a man whose habits, and the beat Savoy-House, in the Strand...........
.nefits, of whose mind lie a contrary way, Poetry of Ancient. Burial.-It was among
shall be unable to cornprehend it. So weak
a thing is reason in competition with incli. the loveliest customs of the ancients to bury ·
o bury nation. - Berkeley... c. civ. ..i the young at morning twilight; for, as they strove to give the softest interpretation to
Scarcely have I ever heard or reud' the death, so they imagined that Aurora, who
introductory phruse, I may say without valoved the young, had stolen them to her em
nity,” but some striking and churacteristic brace.
vanity has immediately followed.Franklin. i dam sent to the ant; to learn industry; ** LONDON : Printed and published by J. LIMBIRD to the dove, to learn innocence; to the ser. 143, Strand, (near Somerset House): and sold hy
alt Booksellers and Nersonen. -IA-PARIS, by all pent. to learn-wisdom; and why not to the Buoksellers. In: FRANCFURT, CHARLES · ibe robin-redbreast, who chants it'a's cheer JUGEL.
LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION.. .
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1839. (PICH 2d.
ST. ANDREW'S HALL, NORWICH, Is a neat, grand, and beautiful building; of them had the arms of their companies the six pillars on each side which support put up, some of which still 'remain." The the nave, are very uniform, being covered with Courts of Conscience, of the Guardians lead; it is about fifty yards long, and thirty of the Poor, &c., are constantly held here.
Thieno;C:, are constantly held here. the two aisles are of the same length re of the same length
This noble fabric was built by Sir Thomas with the nave, each being exactly half as wide Erpingham, Knt,* and his arms, carved in as the nave is. There are fourteen upper freestune, remain between every window of windows, and six lower ones, on a side;' and the nave on the outside; he died in 1428, the whole was new paved in 1646. It hath been used as an Exchange; for the merchants
• Sir Thomas Erpingham was knight of the garter.
temp. Henry IV. and Lord Warden of the Cinque and tradesmen tu meet in, but that is now
10W Ports, in the reign of Henry V. He distinguishe.1 disused. The assizes for the city a.e held himself at the battle of Avincourt, and built the here, and the mayor's feasts, &c.
beautiful gato facing the western end of the Cathe
dral, which is still called Erpingham Gate. He lies Formerly, all the several companies of
buried in the Cathedral, together with luis two tradesmen held their feasts here, and several
before it was completely finished; but the mayor, the citizens presented this portrait, glazing, &c., was continued by Sir Rob. de 1743. He is in his proper habit. Erpingham, his son, rector of Brakene, a Thomas Emerson, who, in 1739, gave two fria:, whose arms were in the late fine-painted gold chains, to be worn by the sheriffs of this glass windows, all of which are demolished, city, for a perpetual memorial of which gene. except the six most western ones in the nave. rosity, this picture was presented by the corIn the west window are the arms of England, poration of the city, A.D. 1741. and those of the Prince of Wales. At the Over the south door is a portrait, in his upper end of the aisle was formerly an altar of proper habit, ofi s, ivel St. Barbara, which, before 1459, was enclosed Thomas Harwood, Esq., mayor, 1728.in a neat chapel there, made by Ralf Skeet, Vide Blumefield's History of the City and from whom it was afterwards called Skeet's County of Norwich, 1745.. Chapel ; and opposite was another chapel, on · [We are indebted to Mr. Musket for the the S. aisle, the altar of which was dedicated view at the head of this article: it is from to the Virgin Mary; and in the nave at the one of a set of four beautifully.executed views upper end, stood the Great Rood, with the of Norwich and its vicinity. altar of the Holy Cross, before which Holy Rood Gild was kept.
LINES At the east end is a clock, with the effigies
E TO MY BOY PLAYING WITH MY WATCH. of Justice at the top, and the arms of England
. When time shall no longer be noted by me, carved beneath ; on the right hand, is a pic. That watch, my dear infänt, may note it to thee : ture of Queen Anne; and opposite, another And, oh! may those bours, as onward they roll, of Prince George, her sou; both given by St. Bring peace to thy bosom, and joy to thy soul! George's Company.
May the dawn of each morning that breaks on thine On the right hand also is the Earl of Or... eyes ford at length, in his robes ; and this under Au
Arouse thy devotion, in prayer to the skies ;
Aud as evening shall close o'er thy beautiful head, him_" The Right Hon ble. Robert Earl of May a bund of the angels be guards of thy bed. Orford, presented this portrait to the Consti: Ands
And gentle by nature, and harmless in life, tution Club, 1743.".
Thy years passing on without turmoil or strife, At his right hand, is,
When thy spirit shall bow tu the summons divine, The portrait of the Right Hon. Horatio May'st thou enter Eternity, honoured by time! Walpole, Esq., member of parliament for this
C. S. city; presented by himself, A.D. 1741. On the south side, opposite to the Karl of
THE BETRAYED. Orford, is,
BY ANDREW PARK; A portrait, in his robes, of John Lord
Author of " the Bridegroom and the Bride,"_" The Hobart, lord-lieutenant of this county; who
Vision of Mankind,” &c. &c. &c. presented it to the corporation in 1743. By him, in a black coat, with a sword by
I saw her cheek grow pale with grief,
Her thoughtful eye grow dim, his side, is,
And melting sorrow drop relief A portrait of Thomas Vere, Esq., member
From off its fringed brim of parliament for this city, and mayor, 1735;
I saw her snowy bosom swell
With fond sensation high, presented by a society of gentlemen, 1736.
And heard its pulse too plainly tell In the north aisle are the Weaver's arms, and
Her grief in each reply! other companies, as Carpenters, Bakers, &c.,
Yet she was silent iu her love, and two pictures of aldermen, in their proper
And strived to hide the flame;
Though oft she cast her eyes above, habit, viz.
As if she breathed his name: Robert Marsh, Esq., mayor, 173); being
And then she gazed in deepest thought, alderman of the Grocer's Company, was pre
As one who views despair ; sented by them, 1732.
For anguish in her bosom wrought
Its wildest workings there! Francis Arnai, Esq., mayor ; also presented
No smile lit her transparent face; by the Grocer's Coinpany, 1732.
No hope sat on her brow, * In the south aisle, beginning at the east
The only feeling left to trace, end, are the following portraits, viz. .
Bespoke a broken vow.
Yet in her sad forsaken eye, William Clarke, Esq., mayor, 1739, (in his
A beacou's lingering ray, proper habit ;) presented by a society of gen
Show'd how a soul of purity tlemen, 1740.
Possessed that frame of clay! : Timothy Balderstone, Esq., mayor, 1736,
The vital spark was flying and captain of the Hon. Artillery Company,
With each sigh the bosom gave;
The eye's soft light was dying, (in his regimentals,) by whom this picture
As the foam upon the wave. was presented, 1736.
And her end came as the balmy sleep · Benjamin Nuthall, Esq., mayor, 11721, (in
Of one who breathes repose;
When slumbers throw a silence deep, his proper habit;) presented by a society of
O'er his oblivious woes! gentlemen, 1738,
In gratitude to William Wigget, Esq.,.
The vital bach sigla was dying.