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shews some evil, propensity for which nợ « The time at length arrived when 1 cure is to be met with in the Mother's Vade- should be placed at school : this was an mecum.
epoch of my life which my father anxious " Theke vague remarks of mine, Sir, yon || ly looked forward to as a sort of millenmium will smile at, or, perhaps, not be able to of
f reformation. I was delighted at the comprehend; my reasoning faculties are idea : at present I was not suffered to use vanishing, and what I now, probably, my limbs; and as to the recreation of a think very fine writing, will prove sad play.fellow, that would have robbed my stuff to you... They are merely given en mamma of my company_she was always passant-nor do they immediately relate to | afraid ber dear should get hurt by rude my case, for I was born long before a royal boys. Alas! this school system was obliged road to education was found out, the dis- to be abandoned-two hysteric fits, and a cipline of schools explored, and before Bell nervous head-ache, decided my fate, and I or Lancaster were known; in fact, before was doomed to be the day-scholar of a man the advantages or disadvantages of the pre- | who was supple enough to educate his sent system of educatiou were invented. pupils in the manner their several mammas
" The first early developement of caprice pleased, and thus commenced chapter the I remember, which was to reward those second of my ruin. who had spoiled my morals and my tem “It is not a surprising thing that I soon per, was marked by throwing my plate of I learned as much as he could teach me, victuals on the floor, at a preterded distike | though he really
lly knew more of education Ito a dinner got on purpose for me, for than a bankrupt attorney could well be exwhich a good Aagellation should have pected; bat I was, in reality, a quick lad.
been my reward: but, alas ! my mother to the hundred questions of why don't -ww.of a dreadful nervous temperature.. you put Master Perry to Mr. Syntax or she could not be
bear to sit without her dear Mr. Busby ? the answer was, because I 30 Peregrine, and therefore consoled me for was a weak timid child, and could not áp
the loss of my dinner by a preseut of ply deeply, - Ah! slie should have said, pastry, which my little mightiness, like an that having made me quite necessary to her eastern despot, deigned most sullenly to existence as a playfellow, she was too sel. receive The exeuse set up for this conduct fish-to part from me, although it would be I remember well, for it was deeply en to my certain advantage. However, at graved upon thy fieartie poor little dear, this wretched school my emulation was ex
she believed it was really unwell :' she was cited, and, spite of all my enemies, ju*iso right, but the malady lay in the mind: the attention, and idleness, I should have learnt
734 fact was,, that rather than see me sullen,' or something, had not my good mamma, aidto hear, me ery for one quarter of an hour, led by a kind aunt, laboured all they could Bushe went near to make me cry all the rest to frustrate the exertions of my better den vj of my life. This excuse, however, of being tiny:
futbol biti in ynwell, served me ever after; and I freely “One day a party of pleasure was proavailed myself of it whenever requested to posed I should be so delighted to ride
do that for which I had no desire, Many in a coach ; at another, I should so like sa time from this excuse bave I been allows to see a play,' that, par conséquence, I lay b., od to stop from school; and many a day, so long in bed the day after these recrea.
after having laid a heavy embargo on pre- tions, an afternoon was 'of little consevesh serves cakes, and fruit, have I been led quence, and Perry might" 'stop'
at home. -99031 tonring to będ, like another Alexander, Another day it rained, and I should tuke
bucause I had no more fruit pies to con. cold ; and when these excuses would not is ! quer, :sick with repletion, and fevered by avail, 1 remembered the old story of the 9.4 exers. To detail the many subterfuges i plate at diner, and I rung the changes of
my poor mother made use of to gratify me, being unwell. Through all the pains the -I've se or rather to gratify herself in not hearing flesh is heir, 10, perhaps this excuse was
3te nime cry, would be troublesome, suffice it to more realithan I meant it, for I was an 6760473 reay, that the ingenuity of these resources epicure at eleven years old. Having, on '18 sesorved a better caure. 91/2 bodore'
the whole, retpaided at school about a quar
ter of the time for which Mr. Plausible had, way to her own wiles
salope. At any plan
of ber go no longer. I promised to go on with she immediately became low-spirited and my learning under the eye of my mamma, discontented, which had I loved ber as a and she became highly pleased with this parent, would have embittered every exnew arrangement. On this I determined pecting pleasure which I had depended on, on a course of reading, in which I resolved from the acquisition of a secret hold I had to confine myself to the living languages, acquired on my injudicious pareut. I bow and even got as far as the third volume of ever, was not long in breaking from those Gibbon, having before devoured a whole trammels which were no rosy bands to me, hecatomb of povels, when my mamma per- My mamma was one of those who, by, ceived I began to grow pale: she told the going to a place of worship three times on Doctor I was always reading, her friends a Sunday, and being full of faith, imagined bore testimony to her report from meeting she thus expiated all the sins of mere moral me ever and anon at the library, and it obligation for the rest of the week : she was at length insisted upon that my life would have compelled me to the same work must be less sedentary. Soon afterwards, || of faith, but, as usual, contradicting all her however, flattered by the attentions of a wishes, I cried so loudly and so long at the monstrous agreeable man, who offered to conventicle, that the elders of the place, teach me Latin' without application, I was seeing I was not likely to become a babe suffered again to begin hic' hac học; the of grace, desired I might be kept at home, plan, however, was soon abandoned, and I as being not yet ripe for regeneration. considered my education complete: 1 could My mamma forgetting her favourite Sunalmost write a legible 'hand, could spell day lounge, stayed at home with me. But tolerably correct--arithmetic I knew little for my secret :--had arrived at the age of, but I could dance, sing a song, play off of 'eighteen, when I commenced visiting a thousand practical jokes, and at a hoax the lounges of stable boys and demi-nobles, was deemed admirable. "Fourteen 'years and these pursuits robbed me of all their rolled on with more vexation heaped upon pocket-money I was heir to. On my moot me by my misguided mother,' than if shie ther I made frequent calls, but to little had been the most rigid disciplinarian, || purpose, had I not made use of certain conrd when it was necessary, as my father said, tortions of the mouth, sufficiently iodica that I should think of gaiving my own tive of the beginning of a string of oaths, living: this was more particularly right, as which became as powerful in opening the he, by his fonduess for company, was fast | strings of her purse as the Sesame of the ceasing to live in fact, he died just "in Arabian Nights
. With this talisman I ge 1 time to leave my mother and thyself to go nerally gained my point; and I bouglit to ruin our own way, and we were not long horses, and sold them-betted upon pugiabout it.Still I was to go out, and an lists—and finally took a young lady under 10 advertisement, stating that •a 'youth, of my protection, 'whose mamma was well as good morals, who was to board and sleep known, by the beautiful cadence of her at home, was desirous to be articled to a voice, under a certain Piazza in Covent. profession where confinement was not ne Garden. cessary,' was put into the papers; but no “My accomplishments were now comone applied, and year after year I roamed a pleted. I could imitate the notes of birds, gentleman at large. My mother would sing several of Grimaldi's songs, and berather see me running to ruin than part came a mimic of no small reputation; and, ru with me, and in this selfish 'plan she too after indulging myself for many years in truly persisted : I call her conduct 'selfish, || vicious habits, which made me scarce ever se because she only promoted my pleasure at home, I followed my only parent, heart when she was to be a party in it. If I broken, to the grave!' I was now prevail was about to receive any advantage ined upou' to look seriously to my interest, which she did not participate, she opposed | which I found had terribly declined, from it, with all the fortitude of a stoic. My i the imprudence of my mamma jo our mus tears, bier fears for my bealth, all then gave tual indulgencies, and I set about reform
to a marrin
The MENAGERIE. ing altogether. Alas! bad habits would || for doing the same thing which, in my got leave me. I had turned off Jenny, but | prosperity, had set many a table in a roar. I was instrumental in demoralizing the What were the gradations I then went principles of other females. « Church 1 through! I attempted to colour the plates looked on with liorror. I had not forgot- for Ladies' Magazines; I became puffer at ten the three times 'a day at the conven an auction, and a bailiff's follower; I openticle; and my mamma, by her practice, dided an d-la-mode beef shop, and became, not exalt her theory. At length I cast my | under covert of the night, an itinerant eyes bn'a' 'beautiful black-eyed girl, near hawker of hot plumb-pudding-but in the theatre, whose father kept her a piano | these two last occupations I had only myin a little back 'parlour, upon which she | self for a customer. I was, indeed, glad played when the shop was empty. In a enough to eat the commodity 1 should few weeks I thought myself desperately in || have vended, but my want of credit would love with her, and her father, anxious to soon put a stop to these professions, and I wed her to one who was not a tradesman, was fain to run away, and draw.upon my gave his consent for me to marry her; al resources in another part of the town; and though he must know, by the customers I || last week was reduced to write to my wife, brought to his shop, that I was not nice who associates berself with a performer at in my connections: however, I received the one of our minor theatres, in the hope of fair hand of Amelia Melton, and with her l gaining one more meal, but was refused. one thousand pounds, gained by hard la-Gin, and an irregular life, brought me to the bour in vending oysters and potatoes. This state in which you saw me, Sir, yesterday; was soon squandered away. My pretty and before I die I would do an act of justice, black-eyed wife, as it may be imagined, by informing the world of the dire effects was desperately vulgar, and I left her in that spring from the early indulgence of search of greater refinement. My coat children, and you, Sir, will perhaps hand now became threadbare, my jockey.boots | it to the editor of some respectable publi and buckskins cried out that they belonged | calion. You may conclude the detail of
man of small fortune, and I my unhappy life, by saying, "Behold here a as at length compelled to sponge on the young man, born apparently for a better humblest of
friends for a dinner. Atfate, who might have lived contented and length, left without one, what could I do? | died lappily, now lying in misery, a vic." It was whispered me by a waiter at Richard- | tim to the selfish indulgence of a parent, son's that he thought I might do in Mat- | who 'rather than that her child should thews's line, for I sung, god vas a mimic. shock her ears with its infant grief, hath I applied at the O. P. Tavern, and got an caused it, in maturer age, to drop the cona. engagement at ten shillings per week;
; but tinual tears of bitter repentance--yet of forwhen I wanted to employ, for gain, the giveness for her folly, who was the sole only talent I possessed, the people refused cause of of hes child's misery." to acknowledge it, and I was discharged |
THE MENAGERIE - FROM THE FRENCH.
A Lady, whom we shall distinguish | over every distaut sea, every wilderness, by the title of Madame d'Etoriles, has long || mountain and valley,-every peopled town resided at Paris, and in one of the most and lonely desert. retired streets of that capital; she has a Monsieur d'Etoriles was a professed bovery curious establishment, which might tanist ; he made an immense collection of vie with any modern or ancient cabinet of different plants, roots, and seeds of foreign natural history.
produce; while his lady collected together Madame d'Etoriles was married at a every different species she could find of
to a gentleman who was living animals, or those that by transport a great traveller, and she accompanied him I ing to a different clime might perish, slie
very early age to
bad stuffed; and every curiosity in the || is an ape which has learnt to perform its whole world of natural history, she might military exercise. He is dressed like a be said to have collected together.
Mamalake, has a pair of boots on, and These patterns of conjugal attachment, l walks along the gallery striking his spons on their return to France, their native | against his sabre; as we see many military country, settled in Brittany, where the bucks of the present day. gentleman's collectious were the subjects Two, parrots are perched on a kind of of every one's discourse.
tree, who are constantly uttering the most But this good man was poisoned by one foolisha vulgarismos to all the married men of those precious plants which he had whe approach them. It is a matter of brought from Patagonia; his widow quitted wonder to every ope, to think who could those scenes which only served to remind | be the instructor of the little dog that is her of her beloved husband, and she re
on his bind legs from morning to night, paired to Paris, where she now lives on a bowing to young ladies, and obstinately very easy fortune, encircled always by a
refusing to pay bis obeisance to those who crowd of young soi-disant perfumed li- | are no longer 80! terati.
Ju one corner sits a great he-goat, smok. Near her boudoir is a gallery supported ing; a pipe: this is a capricious invention by pillars, disposed in the Italian style
, but of the good lady. He has before him a with glazed windows, and heated gently || large folio volume, which is said to be a by, stoves to a moderate and wholesome book dug out of Herculaneum or Pompeii: degree of warmth.
be seems absorbed jo literary reveries. This There are collected together, in dens, I must have some allusion to the eleventh cages, and recesses, every species of every or twelfth centuries; for now learning does different cat in the universe.
not exclude the fresh and blooming votary Those who have studied natural history of youth; and even in literary societies, are sensible that under the genus of animals those gain easiest admittance who have the of the cat kind, is the lion of Zara, the rose of spring on their cheek, and an air of tiger of Tonquin, the panther and leopard || fashion in their appearance, of Senegal and Congo, the lynx and the
The most charming article in the lady's civet cat, with the house cat, who certainly | collection is a little sparrow, a brisk and does not live in very good harmony with cunning little creature, who eats out of the wild cat: all these beasts, however, the hand of his mistress, and drinks out of are only stuffed, except the two latter sort | her thimble. He is the cleanest and most of cats.
entertaining little bird in the world. This learned lady has a curious cat which
It is impossible, however, to describe all has long ears, contrary to all its other the members that compose this menagerie species; she brought it from China. It | in detail; but it is not just to pass over belonged to the wife of a Mandarin, who | noticing an owl and a coek which are doated on it, fondled it, and gave it to the fastened by a steel chain to a marble pillar, French lady as the most valuable present and which are quarrelling every hour. It she could bestow on her.
is somewhat similar to the paper war of After the cats comes a collection of wits, politicians, and quack doctors. monkies, of which the menagerie has a
S. G. complete assortment. Amongst them there
Replies to the Letters of the Fudge Family. they are by no means devoid of wit and
Edited by Thomas Brown, Esq. One spirit. We cannot, bowever, bestow praise Volume 12mo. Pipyock and Maunder. on satire levelled at our government, our
TROUGH some of these replies are not rulers, nor on those who ably steer the entirely fraught with the principles we helm of our state against refractory and cherish, or that we wish to inculcate, yet | factions men. We have told the writer our
opinion on this head; he has called on us sport throngh St. James's my four spanking for our notice of a 'work which we pro greys,
With a wench who has set the whole town in a nounce far inferior to The Fudge Family,
blaze! and which cannot so easily provoke our | But comparison's odious—return with éclat, Tisible faculties as that prodaction, whicli, And, as soon as you can, Bob, amend your faux nevertheless, contains the chief fault that
pas: we spoke of above.. We shall, therefore, Cut your Counts, who would gladly receive a now proceed to present our readers with
Leave your Captains, their new jockey-boots the following extracts :
and silk breeches ; INITIATION OF A YOUNG MAN FROM COLLEGE
Nor be piqu’d if your Count should turn out a IN TO PASHIONABLE LIFE.
friseur, rices You remember Lord Smash, a bang-up; And your Captain be closely allied to the try thorough game?
: Leccb's. Who, when you had left college, my tulor be So, again to the larder-you bid me adieu!". came;
Mauvaise honte, you kuow, Bob, never did And who quickly convinced me that virtue and
trouble you learning
And at Oxford a cursed companion I found it, Were justly despis’d by the truly discerning; But have since persever'd, and with claret hava That the vices of youth, when excited by fashion,
drown' it,"5?. Are encourag'd expressly to raise einulation; in.
A NEBDY TURNCOAT'S LETTER, Where Iads possess'd courage, who scorning to
« Now Davy (a poet) you've known pride's Dispvied the point with their friends, inch byl From poverty are not (at all times) exempt
inch, By these "lectures' of friendship," so hearty' and And, before you condeinn, suppose my case your warin;#102
5.080;: I grew sick of my errors-resolvid on reforms:
Then let your heart dictate what you would hava,
done: Aud hea snure that my model sbou'd be my Without friends-bare of cashme mere slare for
And while writing from principle, scarcely half Bob, you know I was green—but I quickly im
provid; And have since in the circles of ton only mor'd:
Io distress-scorning pity, I crept to my shed!
This necessity forc'd me, I own, to comply, . What a contrast! at Oxford I oft murder'd lime
Though my heart, whilst I spoke, to my tongue In translating Greek prose iuto dull dogg'rel
gave the lie:
His Lordship then gave me a check for an hun. Whilsi, in London, barouche, ma cher amie, and
1118 dred, greys, To my luste, I must think, 'no small compliment
And I gave him my bood-I confess that I won lo "pays."
He his favours unask'd shor'd so lib'rally show'r, W MODERN YOUTH'S ADÝICE TO A FRIEND. But he tanght me to feel I was now in his pow'r;. 1*W bat a rum quiz you are Bob- lis certainly | And directly employd 'me in writing a tract, pleasing,
To prove truth was a libel-and libel a fact; That whilst you grow degeu'rate my fame is completed the task-my Lord swil'dDary : 1 increasing ;
then And the prosing logician, of college ihe Guy,
I had first earn'da smile by a prostitute pen; Cau to shew equal spirit, old cronies defy. I again wrote, aod won-Dol uy own heart's Wbilst logg'd' out à-la-mode lo the Boulevards applause, . you trip,
For my pen now supported a sycophant's cause: By the guy four-in-haud club I'm call'd a prime || But stang to the soul-by my conscience conwhip;
victed, Whilst with lads of sound bottom I stroll into Each tiel produc'd the same pen contradicted. White's,
Thus proceeding, I was to have shewn iny Lord's Monkeys, eating, and puppets, compose your
The use of the globes, which he wisb'd to bava W bo kuow nought of a horse, or aught else bnt. taught her; their dresses,
But to study myself I with pathos besought her. And e'en this, like their chatter, thcir fully ex She was handsome, warm-hearted, affectionate, presses ;
chaste, Whilst on some cutdown noble or dandy you | And, in sliort, would exactly bave suited may gaze,
taste za No. 117.-Vol. XVIII.