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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. ynresisting 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 fash; 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 be 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 freedom 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. Castlımaine, 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'enseygue-: đom. He was " governed by his lust, and the ments and techyuge that the Kuyght 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 obedient 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, goud-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 dayyned not to a speech memorable only for its silliness; and come to her dyner for ony comınaundeinent 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 coinmaunde. tural 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 couers 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 thennie he sayd enjoyments and of ease continued to the end. thus to her, "Lady, yf ye ne wylle ete with On the last orning of his life, he bade his me, ne come at me, ne come at my comattendants 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. Aud 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 to before, sawe and knewe that her lord mocked danger.” 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 nom giveness for any offences, “ Alas, poor wyse to refuse to come at the coinmaundewoman, she beginy 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 come fyrste to the wonan, 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 woull 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. uencing the literary campaign of 1839, in repaired in a hackney-coach ; his wife popped right goud earnest,' with Memoirs of John in, and from that moment was installed mis
tress of a new abode. Bunnister, Comedian, by John Adulphus, Esg. 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, i like the One evening Mrs. Breretou addressed Mrs. country much: you cannot shake utfold habits Hopkins ; “My dear mother,” she said, “ 1 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, gong up to his dressing. ouce said to me, “Depend on 11, Jack, when room, and chucking me under the chin, said, you pass Hyde.park-Curner, you leave your "Ha, Pop! I should not wonder
cointurts behind you.” Experientia do800n to hear of something very much to your cet! London for beef, fish, poultry, veadvantage.' What could he mean ?" " Mean,” getables, lu; in the country you gei ewethe sensible mother answered," why, he means muiton, cow-beel, and in general very inditļu propose marriage; and, if he does, I ad- ferent veal. Loudun is the great market of vase you not to retuse 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 lauuched ; and the voyage pro- London, and nobody know anything about ceeded rapidly, merrily, and to a joyous con- you, as anywhere else; Londou is your best clusion, anhuugh vor uimarked with some retirement, arter loug industry and labour. I peculiar circunstances. When the lady's cou- delight in the country occasionally. seut was obtalued, and the happy day tixed, Mr. Kemble was living purely en garcon, the elegancies of female lite never thought on, ma
APOPHTHEGMS. ludying in Caroline-street, Beutoru-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 fet for him, rendered it nalu.
easily forgets those its hand dispenses.ral and easy to request Mr. Bannister's atten.
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. 8th of December, Mrs. Hopkins and Mrs.
Riches do not consist in the possession of Brereton, presenting themselves at Baunis. ter's abode in Frith-street, they all repaired wealth, but in the good use made of them.
. to the bridegrooin's dwelling. Whether he
Hope is the last thing that dies in man.had been over-night, or dreaming of golden juys," he had been un
Let us honour old age, since it is what we willing to shorten his murning slumber, cer- all tend to.-Bion. tain it is, that when the ladies arrived, there There is nothing so fearful as a bad conwas out the slightest sign of preparation for science.--Pythagoras. breakfast. A number—they could not be The too great desire of speaking is a sign termed 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 a 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 nöt divulge your designs; that, if they departing in separate coaches, the gentlemen prove abortive, you may not be exposed to in one, the ladies in another, when Mrs. scori.Pittacus. Banuister 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. Kemble 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 cou- fore his death. --Solon. siderate offer was readily accepted ; the ladies Age and sleep teach us insensibly the way went to Frith-street, and, having waited to of death.--Anaxagoras. the utmost extremity of tiine, were obliged to Benefits are the trophies that are erected uiue without the newly married man.
Bau. in the heart of men. -Xenophon., wister and Mrs. Kemble had departed before The only thing that cannot be taken from luis arrival; dinner was served up again, and us, is the pleasure of huving done a good at a proper hour Mrs. Bannister leit him to uction.--Antisthenes.
Liws nre the bulwark of liberty, and con- fully in winter as in summer, to learn equite sequently of the state.-- Heraclitus.
nimity and patience.-/Parwick. An empire is in a tottering condition, if
Inquietudes of mind cannot be prevented the magistracy do not obey the laws, and without first eradicating all your inclinations the people the magistracy.--Solin. The roots of sciences are bitter, but their and passions, the
winds and tide that pre
serve the great ocean of human life from fruit is sweet.--Aristotle.
perpetual stagnation.. The most necessary of all sciences, is to
.. It is one of God's blessings that we can. learn to preserve ourselves from the con
not foreknuw the bour of our death; for å tagion of bad example.-Atisthenes. The friend that hides from us our faults: living, would trouble us more than doth
time fixed, eren beyond the possibility of is of less service to us than the enemy thật . this uncertuintý.- King James. . upbraids us with them. Pythagoras. There are two things to be dreaded; the
Conversation augments pleasure, and di. envy of friends, and the hatred of enemies. niinishes pain, by our having shares in either; Cleobulus.
for silent woes are greatest, as silent,antis We have only one mouth, bứt 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 : The Gatherer.
and in all superstitions wise men follow fools.
Bacon. The Rev. Mr. Crabb, of Hill, near South.
We can behold with coldness the stupenampton, the benevolent reclaimer of the gip- dous displays of omnipotence, and be in sies, calculates that there are in this country transports at the puny essays of human upwards of 18,000 of this wandering race, skill throw aside speculations of the sub and in other parts of the world 700,000.- . limest nature and vastest importance into January, 1839.
rome obscure corner of the mind, to make Pliny states, that acorns, beaten to powder, room for new notions of no conse and mixed with hog's”lard and salt, heal all quence at all; and prefer ther first reading hard swellings and cancerous ulcers. John of an indifferent author, to the second or Ellice, Esq. discovered that acorns can be third perusal of one whose merit and repapreserved in a state fit for vegetation for å tation are established.Grovedi whole year, by enveloping them in .bees'. wax; other seeds may be conveyed from
Among the writers of all ages, some de distant countries by the same means.
"serve fame, and have it, others neither have, The Religious Tract Society, during the others, thoùgh deserving, yet totally miss it,
inor déserve it ; sohıė have'it, not deserving; tout year, (1838,/ distributed more 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 "terier proposed to become a candidate for the of the present time us new and unheard of, office. The steward of thë munor 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 ?” they have left some wiser behind them, The sinplicity and readiness of this reply though they leave gone behind them who induced the sieward to admit her as a can
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 Aint-glass, was manufactured odds that a man whoxe habits, and the be
nefits of whose mind lie a contrary way, át Savoy-House, in the Strand.
shall be unable to comprehend it. So weak Poetry of Ancient Burial. It was among the loveliest customs of the ancients to bury nation. -- Berkeley...
a thing is reason in competition with inclithe young at morning twilight; for, as they strove to give the softest e interpretation to introductory phrase, I may say without va
Scarcely have I ever heard or read the death, so they imagined that Aurora, who loved the young, had stolen them to her em
nity,” but some striking and churacteristic
vanity has immediately followed-Franklin. brace. silam sent to the ant; to learn industry; LONDON: Printed and published by J.LINBIRD to the dove, to lear-innocence; to the ser.
Strand," (near Somerset House): and sold hy
alt Booksellers and Newsonen. =-1** PARIS, by all pentito deurn wisdomr; and why not to
the Buoksellers.--In: FRANCFORT, CHARLES ibe robin redbreüst, who chants it as cheer,
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 imiform, 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. wide, the two aisles are 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 freestone, remain between every window of windows, and six lower ones, on a sicle ; 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. and tradesmen to meet in, but that is now
temp. Henry IV. and Lord Warden of the Cinque
Ports, in the reign of Henry V. He distinguishie 1 disused. The assizes for the city a.e held himself at the battle of Agincourt, and built the here, and the mayor's feasts, &c.
beautiful gate facing the western end of the Catho.. Formerly, all the several companies of dral, which is still called Erpingham Gate. He lies
buried ju the Cathedral, together with liis two tradesmen held their feasts here, and several wives. Vol. XXXIII.
TO MY BOY PLAYING WITH MY WATCH.
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 geneexcept 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 upperend of the aisle was formerly an altar of proper habit, of 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 of Justice at the top, and the arms of England Waen time shall no longer be noted by me, carved beneath ; on the right hand, is a pic. That watch, my dear infânt, 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
Arouse thy devotion, in prayer to the skies ; ford at length, in his robes; and this under
Aud as evening shall close o'er thy beautiful head, him - The Right Honble. Robert Earl of May a bund of the angels be guards of thy bed. Orford, presented this portrait to the Consti
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 to the summons divine, The portrait of the Right Hon. Horatio May'st thou enter Eternity, honoured by time!
C. s. Walpole, Esq., member of parliament for this city; presented by himself, A.D. 1741. On the south side, opposite to the Karl of
THE BETRAYED. Orford, is,
A portrait, in his robes, of John Lord Hobart, lord-lieutenant of this county; who
Author of " the Bridegroom and the Bride, "-" The
Vision of Mankind,” &c. &c. &c. presented it to the corporation in 1743.
I saw her cheek grow pale with grief, By him, in a black coat, with a sword by
Her thoughtiul eye grow dim, his side, is,
And melting sorrow drop relief A portrait of Thomas Vere, Esq., member
From off its fringed brim 1 of parliament for this city, and mayor, 1735;
her snowy bosom swell
With fond sensation high, presented by a society of gentlemen, 1736.
And heard its pulse too plaiuly 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 in 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 Arnam, Esq., mayor; also presented
No smile lit her transparent fuce; by the Grocer's Company, 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, 1721, Vin
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.
la gratitude to William Wigget, Esq.,,
BY ANDREW PARK ;