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true as the needle , —both ever pointed north . I was / ' he continued with a smile , as they walked out of the hearing of the man at the wheel , " I was the captain of this ship ; now I suppose you must be captain ; " and he added , pressing her hand against his breast , where it might feel the beating of his heart , '' here , in the presence of these pure heavens , I solemnly
asseverate my own well-remembered vow , c may I perish if ever I plant in that bosom a thorn . ' " Prosperously they made their course to England ; but for several years Clara continued to accompany her husband in
his voyages . At length an increasing family compelled her , and an improved fortune permitted him , to resign the sea , and they settled down , in happiness and prosperity , in kingless America ; where , contrary to the fears of many , I trust the trail of the serpent , conventional aristocracy , will never be
seen , but real power always have the precedency . Just as Clara , with her truly noble husband , were establishing themselves in a homestead that was to them a kingdom ; Georgina , and her so called noble husband , with impaired health and disappointed hopes , were preparing to expatriate themselves , that their broken fortune might be put out to nurse , to enable their eldest son to run the same race of vice
and folly , which they were closing a , mid the pity of the few , and the contempt and insulting neglect of still successful fools and knaves . M . L . G .
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The Merrie Devil of Edmonton . 25
BY PYCKLE SMYTH , SOMETIME CLERK OF THAT PARISH . * Long time agone , the yeare unknown , There dwelt a sooty sprite All in the Hundred of Edmonton , A thief by daye and nighte .
By daye he'd wander thro * the fields , And under a tree he'd squat , Dark as a toad , but oft at eve Shap'd like a huge black cat .
Both daye and night , in dark or lighte , lie held hys mischief revel , With wicked glee , in effigy Of Maister Peter Fabel ; 'Till bolder growne and better knowne , lie owned himself a Devil . * ' Onu Pyddo Smyth of Edmonton , was discharged from his office of pariah clerk , being much suspected of entertaining heterodox opinions , and likewise for writing verse * iu liis leisure houra . — Genfcman t Magazine . Vol . ixxiv .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1836, page 25, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2653/page/25/