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"Since it is so," said he, I will govern my govern: the parliameut on this occasion apo kingdom myself. The condition of a King pointed Richard Duke of York, to whom, ought not to be worse than that of his sub-, and to his posterity the crown was limited, jects, who are at liberty at that age to ma-to the exclusion of the Prince of Wales, only nage their affairs." Having thus made son to Henry VI. Regent and Protector of knowu bis mind to them, be commanded the kingdom, which he was to govern in the Chancellor to deliver to him the Great the name of Henry, whilst that monarchi's Seal (which that officer had received from infirmity should continue. The Duke's the hands of the Regents), which he gave to office, however, was soon determined by the Bishop of Winchester, the famous the King's recovery; that Prince one day William of Wickham, founder of Winches. unexpectedly entered the Council Chamber, ter School, and of New College, Oxford. whilst the Protector and the Lords of the Here ended of course the Regency. Council were sitting in consultation : he ; Henry V. on his death-bed, named a claimed the seat in which the Duke of York Regent and a guardian for his in fant son, was then presiding; the Duke thus taken Henry VI. then only nine months old; by surprise, was obliged to resign it; his but the parliament altered this disposition, power was immediately superseded, all his and appointed a protector and council, favourites were turned ont of the offices he with a special limited authority.

had conferred upon them as Protector, and The two worthy brothers of Henry V. none but the friends of Queen Margaret and the famous Duke of Bedford, and the good of the house of Lancaster were brought Humphry Duke of Gloucester, governed into power. both France and England during the mino The imbecility of the King's mind was rity of their nephew: the former was Re- | not, however, entirely removed; it returned geurt of France, where he gallantly main- | again; and when Edward IV. son to the tained the interests of young Henry for Duke of York, was driven from the throne, many years: he caused his nephew to be and Henry, whom he had kept prisoner in crowned King of France, in the cathedral | the Tower, was restored to it, his Queen church of Paris, when that Prince was no and his friends knowing that he was not more than twelve years of age. Soon after, capable of governing, it was proposed to the great Duke of Bedford died at Rouen, || the parliament that was immediately called, in Normandy, and lies buried in the cathe- ll that George Duke of Clarence, and the fa. dral church. Though his exploits had ren mous Earl of Warwick, called the Kingdered his name famous through Europe, | muker, should be made governors of the very little regard was paid to his memory kingdom; and they were accordingly so by his relations: no monument was raised | appointed by the authority of parliament; over his remains; a marble slab, with the they executed the office until they were following singular inscription :-Cy gist la stript of it by the revolution, which sent Racine de Bedford, is all that shews where King Henry back to his prison in the Tower, this great man lies.

and restored Edward IV. to the throne. The fate of his brother, the good Duke | This Prince, when on his death-bed, recomHumphry, is so well celebrated by Shakes- || mended to his brother Richard Duke of peare, that it is not necessary to say any | Gloucester, the care of his son King Edthing of it here.

ward V. then only thirteen years of age: - Henry VI. like Richard II. remained in a | the Duke was, by the authority of the state of pupillage till the age of nearly | Privy Council, declared Protector of the twenty-tbree.

King and kingdom during the minority, When the King had reigned many years, I which title he retained till it merged into he was attacked with an infirmity both of the greater one of King Richard III. body and mind, which rendered him unfit to

FILIAL DISOBEDIENCE.

THE HAPPIEST NUPTIALS IMBITTERED BY FILIAL DISOBEDIENCE ;

AN HISTORICAL TALE.

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*One evening after his return from | to mind where I lay, it seemed a bower, the Divan, Achmet called my husband and overhungby - varied foliage, flowers, me to his most secret apartment, and in a and fruits; but the swinging motion, the low but composed tone said to us :- My constant murmur of winds, the creaking excellent friends, you saved my life; it is noise, I could not comprehend. My hus. but just that I should preserve yours. The band and the sweet boy, five years old, Spaniards, under the Marquis de Gomarez, were beside me. They did not perceivę. are almost at our gates. I am determined me rise, and no language can describe the to die in defending the sacred staudard of revulsion in my frame, the mental shock the Prophet; bnt Barbarossa will not that darted through my brain when, look grant to slaves the privilege of fighting for ing out at a verdant aperture, I ascertain, safety and freedom; he will order a general ed we were perched at the summit of a massacre. There is yet time for you to stupendons tree, with other climbing plants escape. Take my young tassaee and her interwoven among its long arms. , An inmate, my camels, which in one day can, voluntary return to my loved asylum with ease, complete a journey wbich the saved me from falling down the tremendous fleetest horse would not finish in a week. height. The confusion in my mind was Godfrey, you have often been my trusty || assuayed by a flood of tears, and even when emissary to Belidulgerid :'alt l' have there I could thiuk with some coherence, I took deposited I give to you. You understand for granted that a wild delusion, and not me, and can explain to your wise. One reality, had represented to me our unprei word more. Take with you the boy whose cedented elevation. I remembered the sins, high descended father committed to me against my parents, and all the blood that with his last breath. He was your once bathed my feet seemed again flowing countryman: his child shall be yours, and over me. My piteous moans startled Gods share the hoard, known only to you and frey from placid repose. The bosom that

I must return to Barbarossa. | supported my aching head was deluged by May your God and my God be with you my weeping eyes. Now that my beloved in all your ways.'

is no more, I grieve for so often adding to “Sounding trumpets announced anenemy his sorrows when I ought to have been his near. My husband delayed not a moment || comforter;, then I raved more than ever to prepare the camels, and I collected some

of filial duties irretrievably abjured, of bo. necessaries for going I knew not where; || micide, and of unmitigable divine justice.". but Godfrey was with me, and to him I • My Susanala! my dear self!" said my could confide my happiness. He came || busband, “ when you accuse yourself of for me, and unperceived we passed through | faults think also of your redeeming good the thickening masses of armed men in the actions; and when you shudder at our streets: little Eustace stood beside the exile, nestling like birds aloft in air, recamels. We were soon mounted, aud member we are free, and have escaped from swifter than the eagle's wing, or the moun death. The situation you depict is no illutain gale, we proceeded without haltiug sion. This bower was constructed by Ach. till Godfrey led us through narrow defiles | met, myself, and four trusty slaves, to renear the southern base of mount Atlas. | ceive the brother of our master, resolved to We had taken no refreshment except suck. I spend the remainder of his days įn pene. ing an orange; worn out, and feeble, 1 tential solitude. Intoxicated with opium, faiuted in my husband's arms when he he slew his son in a paroxysm of groundhelped me to dismount. I imagine we | less jealousy, and no argument could disslept more than thirty hours, for I awoke suade him from becoming a hermit on the early, and could not for some minutes recall/spot where he committed the unhappy

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deed. To secure him from outrage, Ach arts.' My needle afforded frequent occumet thought of forming this bower, as the pation, and provident arrangements for the Berebers would never look so bigh for ob- | rainy months helped to fill up our time. jects of pillage. I believe you know how Clustering grapes hung over our habitadangerous it is for all who live under the tion, and descending to lower branches of tyranny of Barbarossa to possess wealth. || the main tree, we could step from one to Achmet therefore sent me from time to another to cull figs, dates, pomegranates, time to deposit his gold, silver, and jewels and all the spontaneous productions of the at the foot of these trees. In no country || climate. When this dear girl saw the in the knowo world is there so much trea- light I quite regained the buoyant vivacity sure in humed as in Barbary; and it is won. natural to my temper, Nursing, 'rearing, derful that known fact has not stimulated and educating her in all the knowledge our the avidity of European conquerors by pro circumscribed boundary could furnish, gladfession."

dened our hearts, and Eustace seemed to “ Ah, Godfrey!" said I, “ now you are have acquired a new being. endeavouring, 'as usual, to steal me from “ All this while we had not discovered myself by the charms of your conversation, the fate of the hermit. One day Eustace, but I am, I must be miserable."

bounding from tree to tree, with a basket · My love," replied Godfrey, “ beware about his peck, gathering fruits, observed of 'tempting Providence by self-created a human figure upon the margin of the woes." Do you forget how many of your river, Jower down than we had ventured sex are outcasts of society, not from mis- || to proceed in our morning walks. Godfrey fortune but through gailt; and they are went immediately in the same direction, excluded from all the rights of humanity, and we supposed that in performing his oband even from recollection, unless some lations the hermit had been seized by a fit, penal offence creates momentary horror ; || and could not return to his bower. Gods but it is within the limits of probability | frey and Eustace interred the dried shric that we may be restored to our country | velled corse next morning. and friends."

“ Fifteen years rolled away. My hus. " My husband's unremitting tenderness band made many journies to the north on reconciled me to our strauge condition. one of our camels. How miserable was I We never descended to the earth but 'near | always until he returned, and how disapthe dawn of day, to draw water from a || pointed that no possibility of getting back river close to the wood, and to collect fruits to Europe appeared. The last excursion for the rainy season, or to milk the goats || brought joyful tidings—soon, soon to be that had belonged to the hermit. Oor || contrasted with sorrow. My dear Godtassayees did not forsake us; they shewed | frey, the light of my soul, was to remove many signs of anxiety for our morning de

for ever from this earth. I saw him greatly scent, and when a young one increased our fatigued, but he could not be hindred from stock the dam gave us milk. When the exertions to prepare for our departure, lest cold seasons set in they sought a milder we might be too late in arriving at Tunis, region, but returned with the spring.-- where the great Emperor was expected to Achmet was of the race of the Caliphs, and || chastise the infidels. Eustace saved his we distinguished our tassayees by the adopted father the most severe part of the green caparison to which their first master labour; he disinterred the treasures, and gave them a right. Indeed the camel a || raised all the heaviest loads on our camels : sacred animal to all Mussulmen, and even we were ready to set out next day. In the the Berebers would not attempt to detain evening, as I sat beside the loved partner any one but their own property. We pass. || of my joys and disquietudes, he laid his ed the day in pious exercises and improving head on my breast, put this paper in my discourse, and in teaching little Eustace to hand, and spoke no more. I tried to reread in my Bible; which the generous cover him, but his noble spirit had ascendAchmet purchased for me from the pirates. | ed on high. We had all enjoyed uvinterGodfrey made baskets and other utensils, | rupted health; salubrious breezes moand instructed Eastace in those homely "derated the summer heats, warm cloathing

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excluded the damp or cold, and far below, thousand times; and going where Eliza our elevated bower the death-spreading | beth reposed, stood with folded arms waitshiume fell to us innoxious. All this I said | ing her awakening, to soften the sad intelto myself, as half distracted I kissed the | ligence she must receive. I need pot at. cold forehead, the cheeks, and hands of my tempt to pourtray her affliction, nor should beloved. Eustace saw me drop the paper; || I now yield to my own. he took it up, and observed written on the “ Mighty Emperor !" continued Mrs. outside-To be read immediately." My Godfrey, falling on her knees with uplifter daughter had fallen asleep, overcome by hands, "mighty Emperor! my days are fatigue in preparing for our migration. In almost numbered; swear to me by the God those moments of silent petrifying anguish, of battle, the God that hath prospered thy I forgot even her. Eustace read the paper, arms, swear to protect my child and her dated at Tanis. My dear husband tells destined spouse, and to restore her to her me he feels his end draw pear; and intreats own country, where she may become the and exhorts me, if he dies in the grove, to lawful wife of Eustace." leave his remains there. He enforces as a The Emperor plighted his royal word. Jast request, that we shall go without delay | Mrs. Godfrey, Eustace, and Elizabeth were to Tunis. Reminds me that if the Emperor seut to Eugland with their wealth. Mrs. removes before our arrival, we mast die in Godfrey learned that ler parents did not exile; and Eustace and Elizabetii, fondly long survive ber elopement; she pined in attached, cannot be joined in lawful wed- compunctious recollections, and the mar Jock, He desires that no consideration shall rjage of Eustace and Elizabeth was soon preveut their union if we can procure for followed by the funeral of their mother. them the sites of the church, as their primi- Calamities in various forms are inseparable tive ideas and habits were best suited for from filial disobedience. each other. Eustace kissed the paper a

B.G.

THE LISTENER.

TO TIMOTAY HEÅ RWELL, ESQ.

months every jar becomes mouldy and I get Sir, I have the misfortune of being mar

rid of them. ried to one of those bustling females who • You are so fond of pickled mushrooms," are generally termed good managers and my wife says to me, “ that I have taken excellent economists; now the economy of care to have enough for the whole winter." my rib almost ruins me; and I begin always || The first bottle we open is really delicious, to tremble at the approach of autumn. | but at length they taste fat and disagreea " Come," my wife says, “ let us begin to able, and become mouldy in their tura , she lay in our stock before the winter sets in." thought she might save purchasing the best

The first thing then she undertakes is | wine vinegar, she is determined this shall to make preserves, which sometimes, by not happen again next year. having too quick a fire under them, acquire I have twenty bushels of potatoes now.in a disagreeable taste by being burot; it is, my cellar; and this valuable root is cershe says, but a trifling accident which will l tainly of infinite service in a large family; befall the best preservers. A fresh quantity but they have already began to grow, and of sugar is then applied, which aligments many of them have become too spungy te the expence, it is true, but then they can be of auy use. That, she says, is owing be eaten by those who are not too daiuty, entirely to the season. and if the children do not chuse to eat them Owing to the prodigious quantity of at breakfast, they shall have dry bread. grapes this year, my wise delights herself

Next comes the time for preserving da- || with the idea of having some capital wine mascenes. She fears she has not put sugar of her own making. She made some last enough, and I am of the same opinion, but | year, and I must say she acquitted herself I dare not say so ; however, in about two " very well, and some sweet raisia wine she

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made was so exquisite, that all our friends and morality in a country like ours, where and neighbours were continually coming to our wives are drink it: they emptied several bottles of

“ Fair as chaste, as chaste as fair.” her raspberry wine, which would have been excellent, if it had not tasted so strong of | With some few exceptions, lowever. In molasses, and on which account she had this latter case, a divorce should almost inbeen obliged to add a quantity of brandy || variably take place; yet I must grieve and fiue sugar. However, the little stock | doubly when I reflect that evident adultery of wine we had proposed to save for our is the only cause, sine qua non, as it is called. selves this approaching winter is already || If the motion were brought in before me, more than half drank out by our obliging ||! would vote against husbands receiving visitors, who are all eager to taste it, and damages; for it might happen, in some inbeg the recipe for manufacturing the same

stances, that prompted by such a prospect, themselves.

some husbands would neglect their wives, I have made a calculation of the expences

and this neglect be conducive to expose the attending all our provisions for the wiuter,

weaker sex to the infringement of the and I hud I have not enough money to

seventh article in the Decalogue. lo the serve me for a month. But I dare not tell

second place, I deem it an improper lenity my wife so, for she will be sure to prove

shown to the divorced adulteress to allow me in the wrong and declare that her sys

hier to resume the possession of the property

which she had renounced by becoming a tem of economy is the best in the world.

wife: that should be forfeited, with the ANDREW SUPPLE.

deduction of a moderate pension, not to

the husband, I repeat it, but to the chilTO TIMOTHY HEARWELL, ESQ. dren if any, and in default thereof to the SIR,- Prior to my requesting of you to

crown, or to the extinguishmerit of the resolve some doubts relative to divorce, I

national debt. I should not wonder, by the must beg leave to inform you whence ori

bye, if this regulation were adopted, as the giuated my anxiety to discuss the subjeet | said liquidation being much forwarded ou with myself.

the return to England of the many thouOver the eastern gate of Agra is the fol

sand emigrants, pot to mention Italy, but lowing inscription : :-"Ju the first year of

from France alone, where gallantry and inthe reigu of Julef, two thousand married || trigue are kuown for ages past to be at the couple applied to the magistrate, to obtains

order of the day, and so much so, that a separation, and the Einperor, indignant, they are frequently introduced in theaabolished divorce. In the subsequent year,

trical pieces, with general applause. With there were in Agra three thousand mar

regard to the crafty seducer, for such is oco riages less; seven thousand adulteries more;

casionally to be met with, I should think three hundred, women burnt for poisoning | him very well of though he were sen. their husbands; seventy-five men empaled for tenced to surrender one half of his fortune having murdered their wives; and amougst

to be distributed amongst the charitable the most peaceable families the furniture || institutions, from the establishment of which destroyed amomuted to at least 3,000,000 so many useful members of society are ber ropees. The Emperor re-established di. nefited: neither would in this case the gay vorce."

Lothario be thonght tu he dealt by too seMany people might be liable to suppose, || verely, who, huudreds of times, previously from a perusal of the above, that divorce to liis suit being granted, had solemnly deis a wise political measure, well calculated clared that he would willingly sacrifice all to prevent the different enormities therein he was possessed of in this world, and even enumerated. At first I was of that opinion || his life, if he could but gain the affections myself; but upon second thoughts it occur of the adorable object. By this means red to me that, agreeable to the adage--no || great good would accrue from great evil. cause, no effect-à law, which the disso. Some tender-hearted advocates perhaps will lution of morals reudered indispensable in argue, that the lady's income, by all pieans, Persia, might prove inimical to social order I should be made proportionate to her birth

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