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Were sweet but disappointing as our own.
riage, got out, and took some refreshments
with him. It was all concluded as to the grown.
case of the poor woman—she had just exThis may not be very great poetry, but pired; and a female child, of about three it is a fair specimen of the volume of years of age, was lying over her, with little the short pieces we cannot say much. appearance of life. Mr. Elrington offered They are given, the author states, to eke
some plain cake to the child, which she was out the necessary number of pages, and
unable to take; but she sipped a few drops on the suggestion of the publisher ; but her. The party soon passed away, all but
of a cordial, which seemed greatly to revive there are among them lines which no ne- the man. The cord, and the driving wind cessity should have induced the writer to and sleet made every one seek for shelter, lay before the public.
" What can be done with the dead body, and
the poor child ?" said Mr. Elrington. THE DOUBLE TRIAL.
“It is her own child, and she had better This, for a novel, is a curiosity, and al- die with her mother," said the man. most a nondescript. It combines in a
“ How can you be so inhuman ?" exclaimtruly Shandean manner, Philosophy, Reed Mr. Elrington : “Wrap her up, and carligion, Political Economy, and the State of ry her away in your arms after your comIreland, with the obsolete romance of the pany; and take this,”, giving him a small
sum of money,
“and endeavour, in the beautiful Foundling Heroine, the Spectre morning, to get the poor creature a burial.” and Haunted Chamber. The DOUBLE “A burial!" said the man, taking the Trials are necessary to develop these money ; “let the dead bury their dead! In intricacies of plot, and restore the hero- this country, in this place, we outcasts have ine, after the ancient and approved man no home, no priest, no burial-place. I have ner, to her fortune, titles, and loving done what I could, and you may do what and suffering mother._ If this were all, you can.
When will God be avenged of we would make short work with the such a set of rulers as we have? Do you Double Trial, the main interest of which ing of us from his estate, will, with the new
think my Lord Kathemere, who made a clear. consists in long, rambling, and mani. profit
, get finer dresses for his new mistress ? fold digressions, connected with every I suppose he will go to his box, at his favourthing in the world save the business on ite Opera, at Rome to-night ? I wish I was hand. In these the author unfolds his close to him at the moment he should never opinions on almost every topic which has
come out alive !-God bless thee, child ! may been discussed within the last twenty he take thee with thy mother!" years, and, in doing so, displays much
The man went off hastily, and left Mr. good sense and good, sound, old-fashion. Elrington with the corpse and the child. ed English feeling.
The driving sleet and cold increased. In
The work opens vain Mr. Elrington called after the man : it with the description of a clearing in Ireland, the technical term for the cruel child to the carriage. It soon revived, and
was a case of necessity, and he carried the system, (in its immediate effects most ate some cake ; and, as it appeared very cruel), of turning out the cottagers of a weary and sleepy, he wrapped it in a warm district to throw the land into large cloak, and laid it at the bottom of the vefarms. Mr. Elrington, the agent, an
hicle. In answer to some questions of Mrs. English gentleman bred to the law, is so
Elrington, he said, “I should think the disgusted with the treatment of the peo- young woman had been dead before the man ple, that he throws up his situation, and approached us. She appeared too young to be
the mother of the child. The man's lanis travelling to Dublin, on his way to England, when he thus overtakes the the common people of the country. We
guage and manners are very unlike those of wretched expatriated cottiers :
must take the child to Dublin with us, and The second day was damper and colder; endeavour to get it into the Foundling Hosand they had scarcely proceeded half the for. pital. It is one of the finest Charities in mer day's distance, when they overtook a Ireland; and this is a case in which it will very ragged and straggling company. Ap- not be abused. There was a time, indeed, pearance of wearisomeness and distress was when this Charity was abused, in a way, I in every countenance. There was no need trust, no Charity on the face of the earth of asking the cause : evidently some CLEAR- will ever experience. Sir John Blaguiere ING had taken place in the neighbourhood. brought the case before the English House At length, upon a bleak common, their at of Commons; for the only sound argument tention was arrested by a group; and a man, 'for abolishing the Irish House of Commons approaching the carriage, exclaimed, “In was, that that Body did nothing for the poor ; the name of the God of Heaven, can you it would have reformed, like many of our regive a drop of any thing comfortable to a formers now, but it never seemed disposed poor young creature that is dying, or is to go any further than to better themselves. dead ?"-Mr. Elrington stopped the car Tithes were an aggrievement; and the Irish
House of Commons, at one sweep took away
the rights of the Clergy to the agistment * SMITH, ELDER & Co, London, 3. vols., pp. 907. tithes that is, my dear, those tithes which
were vexatious (because they had to com ceives a slap on the face at every corner, pound for them) to the nobility and gentry turning, or winding,-beginning, middle, But I was speaking of Sir
and end of a chapter, wherever the auJohn Blagueire's Report upon the Found- thor can lug him in. This castigation ling Hospital at Dublin. Such a scene of
he appears to consider as a religious duty; peculation and iniquity never was before exhibited in a Christian country. The gross
and he performs it with unflagging zeal. est neglect was the least evil. So indifferent
There are several good characters in (or something worse) were the attendants the work, transcripts of real flesh-andto the summons to take the poor foundlings blood men and women. We like Harley into the Hospital, that instances were pro- and his wife, Mrs. Clements, the village duced before the House of Commons, which merchant, some of the inferior personproved that, when children bad been placed ages, and above all, PUFFETER, the he. in a receiving trough, and the bell was rung
roic auctioneer, an unique and original. to call for an attendant, the pigs of the Some of the scenes look like transcripts establishment ran up, and began devouring of actual experience, and we have no them."
doubt are so. There is a duel fought beThe nurse-maid screamed, which is no
tween the lover of a married lady and her wonder, and was about falling into hys- brother, a Colonel of the Guards, most terics, when Mrs. Elrington exclaims,
unlike the commonplace encounters of a “ It must be impossible, my dear Elring- novel. The correspondence which fol. ton!”
lows this affair is remarkable. The let. “So we have said upon a thousand points, ter of the Countess especially has every my love, since we first came to this country internal mark of authenticity. The lady, and heard sundry reports; but how many these strange, borrid, impossible stories have deserted by her worthless husband, an we not found to be true?
Irish nobleman, is left to the arts of his “Jf experience must decide," said the lady, relative, Sir Bedell Wharton, and after a with a heavy sigli, “ I confess it is not safe seclusion of some years, elopes with him, to disbelieve any thing;"
discovers his baseness, and leaves him. " Laird! Sir,” said the servant, driven The husband, brother, and lover, of the out of her respectful silence by the soul-ap- unfortunate woman, are found alike propalling account, " why, the very pigs them- fligate; and her position among three selves must have been in a state of starva- scoundrels is a striking one. Mr. Elring. tion !" “ Very likely, Jemima," said her master,
ton meets her by an accident. 6 if their keepers could get more by starving
He found the lady in a most violent pathan by fattening them. This, at least, as
roxysm of alarm and apprehension. She ap: to the wretched children, we know to be the beautiful; yet still she shrunk from inspec
peared a very fine personage, and young and fact; for it was proved before the House of Commons by the books kept by the Found- tion, and appeared cautious and reserved. ling--and I suppose nobody will argue, that
“ Are you, Sir, an Englishman? and I beg the stewards of the establishment wished to
to be informed to whom I address myself," make their own case worse than it really was
were the first words of the lady, given with -it was proved, I say, that within six years which'ladies of very high fashion in Ireland
that peculiar euphony and emphasis in preceding the Report in the House of Commons, which was made in the year 1797,. rather ostentatiously indulge, as their shibo
leth. 12,786 children had been received, of whom
Mr. Elrington mentioned his name, and only 135 survived !"
This was proved before our English said that he was a Barrister, and lately House of Commons !'' said the lady, with
from Ireland. horror.
And, I thank God, not unknown to me “Yes, my dear, in the year 1797 ; and by fame,'' said the lady. * You are the this Report has been well characterized, in agent of Lord Vanessy; and I a very few words, as the most infernal ac wretched and miserable woman, and undecount of systematized murder that ever in serving of any name! yet of all names, I any age disgraced any country, civil or sa.
loathe and abbhor that by which I am vage.
known !_Mistake me not, Sir; I want no * Mercy me!" cried Jemima, emboldened, other name; I wish to live the remains of in the cause of humanity, to make another my life of horror unnamed and unknown, or remark," what will become of this poor I had not troubled you with this interview. child ? It is a pity, as the man said, that she
Whoever has fallen in this sad duel, I fly had not died with her mother, or her no- from both; and to consult with you where mother; but then, it is to be hoped, that I can hide my head for ever, has induced me she is at least too big for the pigs.'
to avail myself of this accidental meeting: This extraordinary statement intro- have heard of me
But I am almost distracted !-- Alas! you duces Malthus, who, from this point, re
I am-I was Lady Katherere."
Mr. Elrington was very much shocked. In Spain, out of 20,001), about half died in the Orphan House at Madrid , but this in Ireland was
For a moment or two his feelings prevented upwards of 90 in 100,
his words. Too well he knew who the very
read to you.
young and beautiful woman before him was. about so worthless a creature as yourself. She had married at the early age of eighteen, You are henceforth to me no more than any the very noble and wealthy Lord Kathe: of your wanton and worthless sisterhood in mere, without any approval of her own. the streets, and I disown you. Scarcely had she been married two years,
“ A. CROOKLAWN." when the infamous conduct of her as band
And this, my answer, Sir, I will also obliged him to fly to distant lands. She had long been secluded from all honourable so.
To COLONEL CROOKLAWN. ciety, and her depraved husband had left her under the control of agents and relatives of his own, taking away with him the only
I would to God you had child of their marriage, a boy, who was said
ever disowned me, and then I might not to be with him in Italy. Among these were
have been the miserable and guilty woman Sir Bedell Wharton, a Baronet of the ut
that I confess myself to be! Too true, my most art, and fashion, and depravity. All honour is irrevocably lost ! but where was these were now employed to deceive the your own when you compelled me to marry young Countess; and chiefly was she alarm that man of infamy, of the depravity of ed at the idea of being again subject to the
whose character you were not ignorant? I society of her husband; and at length, (it is had been brought up privately by foreign more to be lamented than wondered at,) this governesses.
I knew nothing of Lord unhappy young lady saw no other means of Katheniere ; but I disliked his person and escape than accepting the proffered protec.
manners. My father would have yielded to tion of Sir Bedell himself.
iny solicitations against the alliance; but At the period of her elopment, about a
you came forward.—Remember, Sir, that year ago, her brother, Colonel Crooklawn, you never came forward as my brother bewas with his regiment on service; but as
fore-that you have never come forward as soon as he came to England, he lost no time
my friend in your whole life—that I have at in following the fugitives, and had on the
no time, from my birth, ever received from present morning met with them in that part
you one act of kindness, one look of affecof Switzerland, through which Mr. Elring- tion, one word of good-will or good advice. ton with his family was proceeding to Eume offered me, you pointed out its honours and land.
Mr. Elrington again tendered his services its value, and enforced me to accept of it, by to the Countess.
saying that I shorld disgrace and injure my “You know my mind, Sir; I will never family—that I should be buried for life in again see Sir Bedell or my brother. Be.
some convent abroad, where I never should fore I ask what has been the event of this
be known or seen; that you pledged yourencounter, I produce to you these two let.
self by oaths to these and other acts of cruters-the one addressed to the Baronet, the elty, if I did not accept the offer of Lord other to the Colonel. Now tell me, Sir,
Kathemere; and you declared to me, what I what has happened ?".
was ignorant enough to believe, that my “ Sir Bedell is very severely wounded, father, as a Peer of the realm, could by (Mr. Elrington paused)
law compel me to marry,--Was this undead!"
truth, Sir, part of your honour ?-But, Sir, “ I trust to God! not dead," said the though you have never owned me for my Countesss calmly,
“You see, Sir, the good, you have (I have lately discovered) letters are unsealed. You shall hear the
The first sacrifice of my hocontents. Yet, first of all, let me tell you
nour was when I married lis Lordship; what you may not know of my history. My you had the price of it, in the representarelations coinpelled me to be the wife of tion of Lord Kathemere's Borough of Lord Kathemere. I have been as deceived Broughton. This, I have documerits to by Sir Bedell as by them and his Lordship. prove, was the stipulation for your interferI have not a person on the face of the earth ence.- And when my wretched husband unless it be yourself, in whom I can trust;
left me, did you interfere-did you offer to and if this encounter bad not taken place, Í protect me-did you attempt to shield me have made that discovery this morning, that from the depraved set around me?--I am I never would again associate with Sir Be- fallen? but do you stand upright! No, Codell. Let me no.v inform you that I wrote
lonel Crooklawn, I might have been honourto my brother, to dissuade him from this able, and virtuous, and happy, but for you ; meeting with Sir Bedell, and here is his re
and had you been a truly honourable man, ply.'
you would have sheltered me from these The lady read
evils, into which you have betrayed me, and
for which you now accuse me. The fate - Madam,
you threatened me with, if I did not marry, “ I do not believe that you I now voluntarily embrace as the consecare either for me or your paramour, any quence of that wretched marriage. My mind more than I do for your lost reputation. - is truly distracted; yet in my distraction I It is my own honour, Madam—it is the in- have written this. There are yet strange sult that Sir Bedell bas given me by daring and dreadful tales connected with my histo make a mistress of one allied to me by tory, which, if I had ever found a friend and blood, that will make me lift up my arm to
brother, I should wish him at some future chastise him; and not any consideration day to endeavour to unravel. I mention this
now, that you may not afterwards be sur am not able to extract it, it may at length prised, or pretend to disbelieve, because the occasion a mortification, and finally death." circumstance had not before occurred. I “ Death! Sir," exclaimed Sir Bedell, in cannot trust you."
renewed alarm ; “ I thought you said I was After a little farther conversation, Lady safe from death! I am not ready-I beKathemere says,–
lieve--I fear I am not fit to die!" Then,
catching the eye of a gentleman who bad “ And now, Sir, hear my letter to Sir Be
been his second in the rencontre, he conti. dell—it is very short.”
nued—“I mean, I say, I have not settled my “ Sir BenELL WHARTON,
affairs, and I might as well speak to that 66 You have betrayed me. strange gentleman a few words. You were in league with my husband. I “ Åh? here we have the bullet," contiforgive you; but I'll never see your face
nued the surgeon;
we shall get it out again.
presently. I must make the incision lar
“ A. K." ger, and introduce the forceps.". They were now informed that Sir Be; his head to Mr. Elrington, “' I will not
Then Sir," said Sir Bedell
, motioning dell was brought into the house, and wished to see the lady.
trouble you but with my respects to the The Countess declared that she would on
lady." no account have any interview with him; tally ejaculated—“ This is a
Mr. Elrington left the room, and menand she begged the favour of Mr. Elrington
man of high to go and inform him of the same.
fashion and honour, that fights duels, and Mr. Elrington went into the wounded keeps in alarm all His Majesty's peaceable man's room : and if the outward grace and
subjects !! This is the man that all the personal exterior can be an excuse for the
minor fashionables look up to as a criterion frailty of woman, the Countess had that sad of grace, and spirit, and courage.' excuse. Sir Bedell had received a shot in From this slight specimen it will be his shoulder-blade. A surgeon was every seen The Double Trial is not an ordimoment expected. He appeared in great
We regret that our limits pain, and very great agitation of mind; but do not permit going deeper into it, and he composed his fine features, and bowed
cordially recommend it to perusal. gracefully to Mr. Elrington, who gave him i he note, delivered the lady's message, and informed him that she had written it before
Canto 17th of Don JUAN.-By one she heard of the event of the duel.
who desires to be a Very Great Un“ Tell her," said Sir Bedell, “ that I do known.*--Lady Blessington relates, that not deserve that she should come to me. Byron once intended to commit suicide, Oh! Sir, that woman has been more shame. but was prevented by two reasons, one fully used than any and he stopped, of which was, that a dear friend might and asked impatiently for the surgeon. not
be able to perpetrate a
life of Again he began to speak in a desponding him. There would have been a third strain.M" Alas, Sir, what excuse have I to
dissuasive, could his irascible Lordship offer, but her fatal beauty! Too true it is
have foreseen this publication; or, at when the surgeon's arrival induced him to pause. In a few minutes Sir Bedell any rate, a reason for performing the asked Is there any danger ?”.
obsequies of the Don with his own hand. “ Very great indeed, Sir," said the prac
Canto 17th is made out pretty much in titioner ; “I cannot answer for your life for the way one's imagination suggests on four-and-twenty hours, till I know the direc- laying down Canto 16th. Aurora Raby, tion the bullet has taken."
and Juan, are deeply in love, of course; « Then I should wish to have five mi.
and the character of the icy lady is denutes' conversation with this gentleman in veloped with some skill. The Very Great private.”
Unknown leaves the lovers in a ticklish “ You, surely, Sir, would not defer a
situation. Another GREAT UNKNOWN moment," said the medical man, means that must be used for the safety of may, therefore, catch up the ball in
Canto 18th ; and thus Don Juan pro“Oh, no, not on any account," replied ceed, like a game at chess between rival Sir Bedell.
kingdoms. Canto 17th is not more reThe surgeon continued his examination, markable for prudery than its predecessors and at length exclaimed, “ I am convinced, Sir, that the bullet has not penetrated into The Dawn of FREEDOM.T-A little any vital part.' 1. I have nothing further to say to the
poem, on a noble subject, is dedicated by gentleman,” said Sir Bedell
, but my very People, and written in a spirit new to
a Graduate of Oxford, to the Sovereign best wishes to the lady, and I think acted with very great prudence."
the learned University, to which its author “ As yet,” continued the operator, “ the belongs. A pure vein of exalted religion bullet has not penetrated to any vital part; but there is no knowing but that it may
• Gilbert: London, pp. 48. quickly be fatal, if I cannot find it; and if I
| Ridgway, London, pp. 46.
and morality runs through this poem. out of the room, six or seren haters of toFrom an address to Byron we extract a bacco. The principle of the division of lafew lines.
bour is somewhat unfairly tried by Mr. Ah! had he lived to study and admire
Scribbleton acting upon it, in covertly Heber's pure faith, or Pollock's holy lyre, snatching up and eating shrimps, as fast Mark their warm zeal, in gospel truth's defence, Or pious Wolfe's impassioned eloquence;
as Mr. M'Corquodale unshelled and stored Perhaps e'en here his pride had seen the light,
them up for a bonne bouche for himself And Heaven's own glories dawned upon his sight. when he had finished breakfast.
He was But, ah ! far other were the scenes he saw realms long famed for liberty and law,
a diligent and skilful workman, yet the Where courtier brows the Christian mitre wore,
heap seemed not to increase; and at length And leagued with nobles to enslave the poor : he began to inquire into the cause of this Bishops,
a greedy and obsequious race, Who strive for pomp, for power, and for place;
non-accumulation. “ Sir,” exclaimed he, The haughty servants of a lowly Lord !
turning in great anger to his neighbour, Priests of a faith their worldly souls abhorred, He saw, and proud presumed God's truths to scan,
Mr. Scribbleton, “you are a disgrace to de. And blamed his Maker for ther cimes of man!
cent and civilized society,--how can you
presume to put your fork into my plate ?" Fort RISBANE, or Three Days in Qua. -“ Division of labour,” said Mr. Scribrantine. * _We have been both pleased and bleton, coolly taking up another shrimp. amused with this little work. The English “You no gentleman,—these are passengers of the Calais steam-boat, while rather the manners of a bear than a the alarm of Cholera prevails on the
civilized being,” said the political econoFrench coast, are sent to suffer a three mist, protecting his property. This is days quarantine in a fort in the neighbours sufficiently absurd; but such collisions hood of Calais, which looks like a ruined produce many equally amusing scenes in La Trappe. This answers quite as Fort Risbdne, and teach the folly of either well as Chaucer's Tabard Inn, or Bocac. pushing opinions to extremes, or maincio's garden, near Florence, and the par- taining them dogmatically. ty are set a talking forthwith; and proceed joking, singing, disputing, to the Songs OF THE SEA NYMPHS, &c.*end as in these ruled cases only instead These are specimens of verse extracted of love, war, chivalry, necromancy, priests, from the unpublished poems of THOMAS and damsels, they discuss political econo MILLER, a basket-maker of Nottingham. my in its more abstruse doctrines, che. They are purely fanciful, dealing with sea mistry, machinery, Benthamism, tithes, nyaphs, syrens, and fairies. The only Malthus, cholera, railways, steam-coaches, thing connected with this work-day world &c. &c. &c. Among the detenus are the is a pretty song, which closes the volume. Rev. Orthodox Tytheinkind, a gorman
We hope it may have a good sale among dizing pluralist, fiying to France indeadly the friends and neighbours of the ingeterror of cholera ; Mr. Scrinium, the great nious writer. It is inscribed to Mr. Moore. veiled editor of a great periodical work,
Whether it be very successful or not, the with his pale sickly amanuensis ; the Hon. author was doubtless the happier for its Augustus Manikin, an exquisite and a
composition ; peeling and plaiting his dandy ; Mr. Scribbleton and his wife, an
osiers, and weaving lays of Fairy Land. intolerable blue ; writers in the perio. dicals, Fellows of learned Societies; Mr.
THE STORY-TELLER H.-This is one Cyclovate, a Benthamite; Mr. Pyrotic, a
of the cheap weekly periodicals. We have waspish Tory; Mr. M'Corquodale, i.e. Mr.
seen but one number, and thus cannot M‘Culloch ; M-Molitor, a patronizer of speak of the intrinsic merits of the work. saw-dust bread and bone gelatine cakes,
But it is well printed, of a handsome size, &c. &c. A fashionable family, the Good
not dear, (36 pages for Sixpence,) and, if enoughs, a worthy father, and amiable managed by persons of ability, will prove daughter, the Hartley's. Mr. and Mrs.
an agreeable publication. There is one Benignus, an excellent pair-a French- original tale in this number (Number V.,) man of the Carlist and oneof the Movement
but it is rather Minerva-ish for our taste. party, and Captain O'Lucre, an Irish ofi.
Embossed heads of authors are given cer on his way to join Don Pedro. This monthly, into the bargain. One of Lord rare jumble of characters, prejudices, Byron is a pretty thing of the kind. theories, and extreme opinions of all sorts produces a succession of lively dialogues,
THE LIFE OF ANDREW MARVELL. and amusing illustrative instances of in
-This, which should be a welcome book dividual absurdity.
at any time, appears with peculiar pro.. HAPPINESS PRINCIPLE is put to the test priety at this time, when fears of " very by the right five smokers have of sinoking
• Simpkin and Marshall, London : pp. 48
+ Wills, London: Imp. Svo. • Smith, Elder & Co., London: pp. 266. Simpkin & Marshall, London: pp. 116.