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From The Spectator. “At this moment I have before me an official ANGLING AT HOME AND ABROAD. * "Report of the Commissioners for exploring the

TEERE are hills beyond Pentland, and country, lying between the Rivers Saguenay, streams beyond Forth. The rivers of Eng- to be printed by the House of Assembly on tho

Saint Maurice, and Saint Lawrence, ordered land, Ireland, Scotland, and Norway, do 22d of March, 1831. These commissioners are not monopolize all the salmon fishing of the gentlemen of the highest respectability and inworld. The author of one of the books be- telligence, Messieurs Andrew and David Stuart, fore us begins his first chapter by laying who would not be likely to be deceived in a matdown this fundamental proposition, that any ter of the kind, and would be the last mon to one who doubts that Canada has its share attempt a deception upon others. At pp. 16 of the sport is mistaken. He believes there and 17 of their report, are the following words, is as good-salmon fishing in Canada as in being an extract from the journal kept upon the much better, than in a great many highly any other part of the world, “and better, occasion :

"Sunday, August 26th, 1829.-Embarked at vaunted countries.” His editor is

seven A.M. to go down to Baio de l'Echaffaud du

Basque, or Rivière aux Canards; but, when we more emphatic, and declares that on the reached the Point of Baie des Roches, the wind lakes and rivers of British America fre- blew too hard for us to proceed, and we put quented by the great maskanonge, salmon, ashore in a little cove till noon, when we embass, wbite fish, etc., the fisherman from the barked again, and kept close in shore, with the old country, would find such scope for his tido and wind in our favor.

We had not proart that home fishing would appear to him ceeded far, when we were pursued by a monvery tame ever after. Take," says the au- strous fish of prcy, in consequence of which wo thor,“ a map of Canada, find ouť Quebec; pat ashore again. The animal was four hours then run your eye eastward along the left about us, and apparently watching us. It came hand or northern side of the river and Gulf sometimes within twenty feet of the rock on

which we were. It was at least from twenty to of St. Lawrence; you will see many streams twenty-five feet long, and shaped exactly like a marked there; almost every one of them is piko; its jaws were from five to six feet long, a salmon river, and in every one of them with a row of largo teeth on cach side, of a yelthat has been fished, excellent sport has lowish color. It kept itself sometimes for nearly been had, and heavy fish killed.” It is a a minute on tho surfaco of the water. At five pity he did not tell us this a few months P.M., seeing nothing moro of it wo embarked earlier in the year, for we ought to have again, keeping closo in shore, and at seven P.M. been off from Liverpool on the first Saturday put in for the night

at the fishing-hut at Ecbafin May in order to arrive at Quebec about Simard and Coton Felion, who were on their

faud du Basque. Two men, named Baptisto the middle of the month, and have time to way to Malbay, hunting for scals, put in at the see that strange old city and its magnificent samo time as we did. °Thermometer 71°, 77o, environs, and to make the necessary prepa- and 690.!” rations for the angling cruise, upon which we

This book, besides being full of special, should have started about the i0th of June.

and we doubt not authentic, information, is The salmon-fishing season is generally at its height on the Canadian rivers in the last very amusing, and is adorned with head and

tail pieces in an original and highly comic week of June or the first week of July. We shall, therefore, not see Quebec this year, dent in Canada, is a capital story-teller, a

style. The author, an Irishman long resinor Montreal, chief of Canadian cities, clean, clever draughtsman, and a parson par-dessus handsome, and solid in appearance, on which le marché, in proof whereof he actually treats a Yankee pronounced his opinion; “ Well

, his readers to a sermon—a regular sermon I guess it looks like a city that was bought and paid for." One might, perhaps, even

on the text “I go a fishing” (John xxi, 3). yet arrive in time to intercept a few belated volume of Stray Notes teaches his rcaders

Mr. Simeon, the author of a very pleasant * water-angels,” as a Yankee writer calls not only how to catch all sorts of fish in fresh salmon; and even should this hope fail the water and salt, but how to cook a fish when enthusiastic sportsman, he would have whale fishing in the St. Lawrence to fall back upon,

they have caught him. or he might immortalize himself by being

“ There is a way of dressing fish, which may the first to drag to shore another ferocious be resorted to by the side of the water with pleasand hitherto uncaptured monster occasion- ure (and not without advantago should your ally to be met in that river. Says our au- of the day, when fish do not generally feed so

stock of provisions run short), during the middle thor:

freely as at the other times, and when your * Salmon Fishing in Canada. By a Resident.

sport is often improved by giving them, as well Edited by Colonel Sir James Edward Alexander,

as yourself, a rest. It is managed as follows: Knt., K.C.L.S., l'ourteenth Regiment, Author of first collect a lot of small dry wood and set it on 6. Explorations in America, Africa, etc." With fire ;—when a sufficient quantity of ashes has Illustrations. Published by Longman and Co.

becn thus obtained, which will be soon done,

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take a sheet of paper (an old newspaper will do than the following mode of preparing Skate for and wet it thoroughly; shake the drops off it, the table, the ingenuity of which is only surand then, filling the mouth of your fish with salt, passed by its exceeding nastiness, and which I wrap him up in it just as he is, uncleaned, ' sim- was not a littic taken aback at finding adopted plex immunditiis,' and digging a grave for him in a corner of our own enlightened kingdom. in your ash-leap, put him bodily into it, cover- The fish, when cleaned (a somewhat unnecessary ing him well up afterwards with hot ashes. preliminary one would think), is buried in wet When you think he ought to be dono, allowing horse-dung, where it is allowed to soak for about from ten minutes to a quarter of an hour accord-twenty-four hours. It is then taken out (washed, ing to his size, partially uncover him and tear we hope), and boiled for the table, when it is off a small piece of his winding-shect. If his presented as 'Sour Skate '-'a varra dolcecious skin comes off with it he is sufficiently done, dish,' according to my informant, who evidently and out with him. Should, however, the paper spoke of it with considerable gusto. If, as has como off minus the skin, cover him up again, been asserted, the progress of the gastronomic and give him a little more law, until this test art affords à fair test by which to estimato tho shows him to be perfectly done. On being march of civilization, what conclusion might not turned out of liis envelope, the whole of his skin be drawn from this little circumstance with reshould adhere to it. As for his inside, you may gard to our friends of the Hebrides? disregard it altogether, or opening him, turn it “ If some of tho Scotch have strange fancies out, which you will find there is not the slight in the matter of diet, their cattle it would scem, est difficulty in doing en masse. Pepper and occasionally take after them in this respect. I salt him, if you havo such condiments by you, was one day fishing the Ness out of a boat, when and you will only be sorry that your own kitchen I noticed a cow inquisitively examining somo does not afford you the means of dressing your things which I had left by the water-side. On fish thus at home.

landing I found she had been influenced by other

motives than those of mere curiosity, having But why should it not? The ashes of a caten up the whole of one side (the button halij turf fire might be used for the purpose, and of a new mackintosh. Happening shortly aftera cheap artificial turf, which would setve for wards to meet the miller whose property she it very well, is hawked about the streets of was, I exhibited to him the mangled evidence London for the use of laundresses.

of her misdeeds, expecting at least to meet with

something like sympathy for my loss. His sym"We have heard of strange modes of dressing pathies were however all on the other side. He food in uso amongst uncivilized tribes, but I surveyed it for some time in silence and with nn doubt whether any traveller's tales' have ven- air of dejection, and then simply exclaimed, tured on the description of one more eccentric' Eh, but she'll no be the better oʻthe buttons.'"

A Celtic DICTIONARY.—The importance of ward Clibborn, Esq., Royal Irish Academy, 19 the Celtic language, and the position which it Dawson Street, Dublin, to whom post-office or. holds in comparative philology, are now fully ders may be made payable, and a list of subrecognized by continental scholars, who natu- after the 1st of July.

scribers will be published as soon as possible rally look to Ireland for the assistance, not to be obtained elsewlicro, necessary for the prosecu- The Horticulturist opens with an essay on tion of such studies. The great want is a dic- Flat Culture, by the editor. By flat culture is tionary, comprehending the existing remains of meant the method which, in the cultivation of the language, and brought out in a creditable Indian corn, potatoes, beans, etc., keeps the and scholarlike manner. To effect this object ground between the different clusters of plants the committee appointed by the councils of the perfectly level, instead of forming it into hillIrish Archæological and Celtic Societies are ocks. Mr. Mead professes to have fully tricd taking active steps, by appealing to the public both the flat culture and the billing system, and for support, to carry this laudable undertaking gives his decided approval to the former. Its into effect. This support we are confident they advantages aro that it requires less labor, admits will have, not only from those interested in lit- of a more thorough cultivation of the soil, leserature, but from the millions of the United sens the evil of drought, admits of the use of the Kingdom who claim a Celtic origin. Contribu- most improved agricultural implements, and pretions will be received and acknowledged by Ed- supposes a thorough preparation of the soil.

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SAINT BRANDAN.

“Well-fed, well-cloth’d, well-friended, I SAINT BRANDAN sails the Northern Main :

Did that chance act of good, that one ; The brotherhoods of saints are glad.

Then went my way to kill and lieHe greets them once, he sails again:

Forgot my deed as soon as done. So late !-such storms!—The Saint is mad !

“ That germ of kindness, in the womb He heard across the howling seas

Of mercy caught, did not expire :
Chime convent bells on wrintry nights ; Outlives my guilt, outlives my doom,
He saw on spray-swept Hebrides

And friends me in the pit of fire.
Twinkle the monastery lights;
But north, still north, Saint Brandan stcer'd : Once every year, when carols wake,
And now no bells, no convents more!

On earth, the Christmas night's repose, The hurtling polar lights are near'd;

Arising from the Sinners' Lake, The sea without a human shore.

I journey to these healing snows. At last-(it was the Christmas night;

“I stanch with ice my burning breast, Stars shone after a day of storm)

With silence balm my whirling brain. He sees float near an iceberg white,

O Brandan! to this hour of rest, And on it-Christ!--a living form!

That Joppa leper's case was pain!” That furtive micn—that scowling eye

Tears started to Saint Brandan's eyes : Of hair that black and tufted fell

He bow'd his head; he breath'd a prayer. It is-oh, where shall Brandan fly? The traitor Judas, out of hell i

When he look'd up-tenantless lies

The iceberg in the frosty air ! Palsied with terror, Brandan sate;

MATTHEW ARNOLD The moon was bright, the iceberg ncar. - Fraser's Magazine. He lears a voice sigh humbly, "Wait!

By high permission I am here. “Ono moment wait, thou holy man!

GLORY IN THE GRASP OF FRANCE On carth my crime, my death, they know : BEAUTEOUS France has now a chance My name is under all men's ban:

To win immortal glory, Ah, tell them of my respite too!

Not by triumph in the dance, “ Tell them, one blessed Christmas night

Nor yet by conquest gory: (It was the first after I came,

Let her stand and hold her hand, Breathing self-murder, frenzy, spite,

With England's linked together, To rue my guilt in endless flame)—

Leaving Garibaldi's band,

The storm of war to weather. "I felt, as if I in torment lay 'Mid' the souls plagu'd by Heavenly Power,

Soon, would she with us agree, An Angel touch ininc arm, and say

On striet non-interference, Go hence and cool thyself an hour /

Of all oppressors Italy

Would make a thorough clearance ; «. Ah, whence this mercy, Lord ?' I said.

Soon expel, or quickly quell, The leper recollect, said lie,

King, kaiser, priest fanatic, Who ask'd the passers-by for aid,

Frce, as somebody said well, In Joppa, and thy charity.

From Alps to Adriatic. " Then I remembor'd how I went,

Lasting famo Napoleon's name In Joppa, through the public street,

Would shout with acclamation ; One morn, when tho sirocco spent

If he would abjurc the game, Its storms of dust, with burning heat;

So mean, of annexation :

To the end ho did pretend “ And in the street a leper sate,

When first the ball be started,
Shivering with fever, naked, old :
Sand rak'd his sores from lieel tó pate;

Would he be so good a friend

As not to prove false-hearted. The hot wind fever'd him fivefold. “He gaz'd upon me as I pass’d,

France for bright ideas to fight

Vaunts herself-to free a
And murmur'd, Help me, or 1 die! -
To the poor wretch my cloak I cast,

Land enslaved by foreign might
Saw him look cas'd, and hurried by.

What a fine idea !

If she “fought” for this, nor thought “O Brandan! Think, what grace divine,

Of prey, to France all honor; What blessing must truc goodness shower, Base advantage if she sought, When semblance of it faint, like mine,

False Humbug !-out upon her! Hath such inalienable power!

-Punch.

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From Fraser's Magazine. for the man who feels at once that he has CONCERNING THE WORRIES OF LIFE, no sympathy at all with their writer will speed

AND HOW TO MEET THEM. ily throw them aside; and as for his opinHERE are the long slips of paper again, ion of them, that is neither here nor there. covered with thoughts upon the subject you The thing I mainly dread is, that the people

For many days that subject has been for whom I write should read these pages in simmering in the writer's mind; and now the wrong way. An immense deal depends he wishes to present to the thoughtful reader in the case of quiet and not brilliant writing, certain suggestions, which both reader and which yet cost some thought, upon the surwriter may perhaps be the better for remem- roundings amid which it is read. And the bering and acting on. The pages which fol. essay writer, as he traces his successive lines, low are to be regarded as of the nature of has in his mind's eye some ideal reader reada moral medicine, which I trust may prove ing his essay in some ideal place and time. at once alterative, anodyne, and tonic. But But in his calculation in these respects, the you are aware, my friend, that when you essayist is no doubt often sadly mistaken. or any of your family get a little out of sorts, Here is a great advantage which one has in your physician is not content to tell you writing a sermon, as compared with writing merely the medicine which you must take; he an essay. In writing your sermon you have tells you with equal particularity the way in your congregation before your mental view. which you are to take it. The vial does not You have before you the time and the place come home from the druggist's bearing sim- where it is to be preached. You see the ply the legend that it is steel, laudanum, or church: you remember the pulpit: you picether. That is all very well, but it is not ture to yourself the faces and aspect of the sufficient. Upon careful inspection you will congregation: you instinctively recognize discover a further inscription, setting forth the hour of the day at which you will give how many drops you are to imbibe at once, out your text and begin your discourse : you and how frequently and at what seasons of maintain intuitively and involuntarily a certhe day you are to repeat the imbibition. tain keeping between what you write, and Suffer me to exercise a similar prerogative all these attendant circumstances. But the with regard to the medicinal gum which I cssayist writes for people he has never seen; offer to the wearied and worried mind. And who will read his essay in chambers unknown in addition to the title of my essay, which is to him: in comfortable easy-chairs by warm Concerning the Worries of Life, and how to fires : on stiff chairs with no arms in cold Meet them, let me write what in my case is corners: in lonely lodgings: amid a great analogous to the doctor's For Mrs. Smith: shouting of little children: with the accomFifteen drops to be taken at bedtime, in the paniment of a stupid old woman talking on following direction : For Thoughtful People: in a husky voice : with their hard hats on To be read quietly, leisurely, and slowly, and their heads in the reading-rooms cf Royal when alone.

Exchanges, Athenæums, and Philosophical For, as you know, physical medicines may Institutions ; in a great hurry, and standing: be taken at such times and in such ways that quite leisurely, and reclining: beside a winthey shall do no good whatsoever. And I dow that looks out on evergreens and roses: am well aware that this essay, like all the beside a window, seldom cleaned, that comother essays which this hand has written for mands a slushy street, depressing with its Fraser, may have a similar fate. It may be brown, half-melted snow.

How can you read by the wrong people; it may be read adapt yourself to all these different people at the wrong time and place. By the wrong and their different circumstances ?. The mapeople; by people whom it will merely terial which suits one will not suit the rest. serve to irritate and annoy: by men whose The essay suited to be read after dinner will nervous system is so rudely vigorous that not do for reading after breakfast. That they will despise alike the little worries I which is intended for a man, resting and pendescribe, and the little remedies I suggest sive, when the day's work is over, would be for them. I am acquainted with human be- most incompatiblo with the few minutes for ings to whom I should no more think of of- which the busy, energetic man takes up the fering one of these essays, than I should magazine at 9.50. A.M., while waiting for the think of walking into Mr. Smith's stable, convcyance which is to come at 10,and conand reading it to the horses that run in his sey him to his office or his

chambers. And so drag. This is said, God knows, in no super- it is at the present time; I desire not only to cilious spirit: it is not that I believe such provide the written pages, but to cxplain persons either worse or better than me: only where and when they are to be read: not only I know that they are quite diferent from me. to provide the medicine, but to say how it is But I am not so much afraid of my essays to be made use of. Let it then be understood getting into the hands of the wrong people ; that this essay is to be read in the evening,

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