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Percy Bysshe Shelley
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
IThe poet ' s poet ! Sheixet , great ' s th y fame ; And while the English language shall endure , And men have love for ought that ' s great and pure . Immortal glory trill enwreath thy name . Triend of all kindness , wisdom , peace , and love , Sighing to see the nation ' s great and free , Aspiring high for holy Liberty , Thou seem'd an envoy from the gods above , Sent for the solace of mankind below . Thy nervous Terse can make the heart to low "With that warm fervour only patriot ' s feel ; A flame divine , which no base tyrant ' s steel , Ivor terror of his dungeons dark and cold , Can e er destroy , or in abeyance hold . Ifiddlcshro ' -on-Tees . George Tweddeii .
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THE DEMOCRATIC REVIEW OF BRITISH AND FOREIGN POLITICS , HISTORY , AND LITERATURE . Edited by G . Julian Habxey . Ho . VHL January . London ; Published by J . Watson , 3 , Queen ' s Head Passage , Paternoster Row . Teby superior to the preceding issues , this iinmber must increase the popularity and circulation of the Democratic Bevieu . We give ihe following extract from the first of Louis IjlAXC ' s admirable lectures : — .
A SOCIAL CHASGE . Is it forbidden to civilisation , which has con-¦ faered slavery , to combat and conquer misery ? . Are servitude , inequality , hatred , preferable to Jiberty , equality , fraternity ? and if only to ask it , is the height of insolence ; by what means shall we realise that formula which was the glory of our = slres , and which the most valient among them have bequeated to us as an immortal heritage , from the ^ top of that scaffold upon -which they carried thenheads in testimony of the sincerity of their hearts ? These , citizens , are questions which forcibly claim ^ answer . The nineteenth century requires and egpects it : inquietude creeps around mere and more , Proletariat gets impatient , time' is pressing , -the least hesitation is a danger , each delay conceals : a storm .
And let no one come and say : Behold abuses , heboid injustice : let us make a revolution and then -we shall see ! "What ! we should engage ourselves in this career , so fraught with perils , and leading to new things , without . having previously asked of -ourselves what we want , and determined the point 'which we must attain . "When we have "to astonish so many misled consciences , to agitate so many minds , to alarm so many interests , we should neglect satisfying our own mind as to the final result , and we should play that great game without ascertaining whether the gam is worth the chance ; fto , no : aSocial change is not so small a matter that it . -should be pursued as an adventure . We have had -commotions enough , if they are to be characterised in history only by the ruins they heap , and the tyranny they only displace . To him who dares to cry to the people , Follow me ! the people have a lig ht to reply , Where are we going : and woe to lim if he fail !
Revolutions besides are not improvised with impunity . They need a long gestation not to be mis--carried , especially not to become Woody . Every idea which yesterday was accepted after a discussion , will to-morrow spare a blow from the axe . "Why was the Revolution of ' 93 so terrible , and what is the secret of its wild grandeur ? Why were they not more fruitful , those super-human efforts , those ^ elirions abnegations , those prodigies of audacity , that fury of genius , all annulled and swept away by the catastrophe of Thermidor ? Why , citizens ? because the democratic revolution of ' 93 had not been like the Revolution bourgeoise of' 89 prepared and ripened long beforehand ; because there had not been a sufficient elaboration of those ideas of
. which Robespierre and St . Just , those disciples of Rousseau , were less the representatives than the soldiers , because those dissensions which , in times -of tranquillity , are spent in discussions , come , in limes of crisis , to burst into -violence ; because we ^ igree more easily about the designation of the end to be attained when we seek it through a clear atmosphere , than when we have to distinguish it through tlie smoke and dust of a combat . Let us inarch onwards , but with our eyes open . . Again we are told ; Beware 1 Beware ! By speaking to the people about their sufferings , by churning for them , before them , the suppression of misery , you make an appeal to gross appetites , you replace elevated aspiration by anxieties of an inferior order .
Tvhat is at the bottom of your studies is nothing & ut a thick materialism . Indeed , had this language been held to us by £ Oine ascetic philosophers , by austere contemners -of the pleasures and riches of this world , there would be no cause to get angry at the objection , to refute it would be sufficient . Rot consider a Utile -this strange anomaly ! It is at the exit of their merry banquets , it is by the sound of the music of their fetes , ' is from the bosom of sumptuous palaces , in which their meditations- are sheltered , it is with the golden pen of Seneca in their hands -that the happy ones ef the world are pressing us -not torescuefrom tho joys of an exalted spiritualism , -homeless and breadless people I Ah 1 1 own it , my -heart is indignant at so much hypocrisy .
The above extract will convey to the reader ^ some idea of the worth and beauty of the entire discourse . Reviews of books , Poetry , and -articles on tie 3 ? xess , Hungary , & c ., & c ,, will Be found in ibis number . The Letters from France and Germany , constitute a new and "valuable feature of this publication ; and will -do much towards promoting the good work of international fraternity .
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" Tie Seasoner . Edited by G . J . Holtoake . PartXLIV . London : J . Watson . It was recently announced that the present Tart would terminate the existence of the Eeasoner ; we are glad , however , to find that such is not the case . Often dissenting from 3 & . Holyoake , we not the less respect him for his fair and fearless advocacy of Freedom of Thought and Expression . We are glad to observe that the Measoner will he continued , and will be henceforth published at a lower price . From the contents of the present part we select
A WOHD IS DEFEKCE OP COTFAY . Some fourteen months ago a band of poor men were brought to the bar of the Old Bailey , charged vith feloniously uttering seditious language , among the lest one John Cuftay . To this man I desire to awaken your serious attention . He was tried , found guilty , and sentenced to the all but severest sentence the law allows . I shall not here discuss iis trial . I am aware it would be necessary to do S 3 at great lengths , or otherwise to lay myself open to the charge of garbling portions for particular ends . I will allow that he uttered the language imputed to him . I will be content to credit the evidence of the spy-witnesses . To disnnte evidence
Drought forward at the trial , or to find fault with the manner in which the trial was conducted , is not my object in addressing you . Be it as the jury declared : the man Cuftay wasguutyofanenfringe-Jnentofthe law . Thus far , then , the matter is Clear . It is of the feelings manifested on that occasion by you with which I am dissatisfied—dissatisfied on the broad principle , that those feelings were unsuited to the spirit of enlightenment which « the pride and the boast of Englishmen—dissatisfied , for that tbey were not founded on truth and Ja e as Iam ePared to show . vnfiay wasavery poor man , who had seen no ttcfe of misfortune himself , while at the same time ,
Tri «!*? certain position he ' had occupied , connected « utnthose of ma own class , he bad been a constant ^ witness of the terrible privations to which they fcrih ^ T l ^ aoently sub ected . Formany years vonrinJ ^ W lumself eminently useful , endeaireuVL ^« the most steadfast devotion , to allewMA LiT ?^ "within his power , necessities AndVthSr ' 7 0 uld *«• "taown no law . " Sons v & ' ^^ ver might have been your KeSSLi ?»^ liaTe been your feelings you to ? be cS ^ H ^ ^ Ticted , itbehovts lidoSofS ^ , ™^^ above all , 6 il ity ; von wh «^ L . "?*? y « r ownrespecta-«» inteSts o ? ZT *! ° l caloT a «* » Jarful of ^ , uteri ? ^ ocle , * ' but a few impoverished ' tecQBrKl e 8 « , could arouse you to the
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highest pitch of excitement ; by ; their threats-from you , - at least , some / honourable circumspection might have been expected ; . -Yet this poor son of toil was scarcely lodged in gaol before one of the best of rulers fell sacrificed to your pitiful ^ discretion ; That rule has long been professed which secures the accused , rich or -poor , once safelyin the . hands of justice , from the prejudice which the expression of vulgar passions mi ght awaken to his injury . One of the most prominent features of your com duct towards your humble political adversary was the use you made of that misfortune over which he had no control . .. Bis deformed person but served to provoke your mirth , bis lowly birth but as an inducement to -your contempt ! Who can forget that pestilence of sneers which came hissing from your
ranks on all sides , at the mention of the poor tailor ' s name ? Whocari forgive that prostitution of talent exhibited by your pet journalist ' s , in the assistance they aflgrded to your unmanly demonstration ? Even that prtper which was wont to be on ; the weaker side—that paper in which poor Hood first printed his "Song of the Shirt "—a paper whose magic page can make the cheek to blush with noble blood at wiH . —that , too , miserable fact 1 lent you its aid , anticipated tho feelings of the jury in imaginary letters , which could only be aptly designated as brutal insults heaped upon a defenceless man . The old p illiory having been pulled down and broken up , was it well for you to put up a more detestable one in its place ? And was it well for the Fleet-street satirist to provide the dirt with which to pelt its earliest victim ?
It would be well if you improved and extended your powers of discernment . Be no longer the sjaves of narrow prejudices . Look into this poor convict ' s case dispassionately . Seek-for the facts which speak well for him—they abound and are not difficult to discover . If they bring you no flattery , they may , or at least should , prove instructive ; if they cause you some remorse , they will also do you much good—perhaps he a means for your guidance in such like matters for the future .
Cuffay ' s history is marked by much that is highly creditable to him , and deserving of remembrance . He , too , won the confidence of his class , but never betrayed it . He , too , filled important offices iri their affairs , but he filled them honourably and efficiently . The poor must confide in some * body . And when hundreds of working men elected this man to audit the accounts of then ? benefit society , they did so in the full belief of his trustworthiness , and he never gave them reason to repent of their choice !
There is no class suffers more distress than journeymen tailors—no class of such small means possess more independence of spirit . And in this spirit they support their own sick , and bury their own dead ; in addition to the usual money they pay into the ordinary benefit society , as disease and death increase , additional demands are made upon their wages ; and , by a strict self-imposed law , not one of them can evade these demands—all must pay to keep up the sick fund , all must pay towards burying the dead . In those momentous affairs , Cuffay ' s sobriety
and ever active spirit marked him for a very useful man ; he cheerfully filled the arduous duties which devolved upon him ; and what he did , be it said , he did so unostentatiously , that it might almost be doubted whether he ever took cognizance of the fact of his doing good himself . Be that as it may , there is no doubt that he rendered great service , that he did much to avert anarchy , and that he paid something in addition to his share in the general taxation of the country , "What a contrast does this man ' s history present to that of your degraded brother !
Friends of order ! there is but one course left for you to pursue . Fetch the man back—let this be a moiety of your compensation ; petition your rulers to restore the much-abused exile to his home , to his friends , and to that position in society in which he displayed se much usefulness . Tell them that the unfortunate object of their vengeance and your hate was misunderstood , that he was a clever , industrious , honest , sober , and frugal man ; and you will but tell the truth . Do this , or depend upon it others will do it for you . The outcast has already won the sympathy of two great men , who have extended to you some saving grace , by remitting much of the degradation and torture to which he had been condemned . This looks hopeful . It is right , it is proper , it is just , that the poor , no matter how fallen , should find champions to shield and protect them from the powerful , who , like you , possess so little of that magnanimity without which the powerful are no better than brutes . Christopher .
A correspondent of the Measoner asks : — "Were the Uhartist body ever made aware of the fact that their enthusiastic associate , Cuffay , became the subject of a mock-heroic poem , with six or eight coloured plates , and printed in 4 to ( some time subsequent to the 10 th of April )? . This book , I believe , was privately sold at-a guinea a copy : and I will not take upon me to say that a copy , handsomely got up , was not presented to an ' illustrious personage , for her entertainment . Not more , I think , than a hundred copies were printed . —C . Dent . "
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Reynolds ' s Political Instructor . Edited by G-. ~ W . 11 . Beysoids . Part II . London " J , Dicks , 7 $ Wellington-street North , Strand . Thoroughly democratic , and displaying great talent and energy , the articles of the editor and his assistants , contained in this Fart , ably maintain the reputation won for the Instructor by its very first number . From one of Mr , Reynolds ' s own contributions , we give the following extract : —
poimcu . victims . The mere fact ofthe existence of political victims in any country , is a proof of bad government , vitiated institutions , ' and tyrannical rulers . For it . is only because there is something to amend or something to eradicate , that political agitators spring up ;—and when the Government becomes frightened , it pounces upon half-a-dozen of those plain-speakers and thrusts them into gaol . The laws of treason and sedition have all been framed for the purpose of surrounding vicious and oppressive institutions with as many defences as possible : they are the necessary and invariable means by which tyranny , monopoly , and injustice protect themselves .
If physical force be an alternative potto receive our countenance save under exceptional circumstances , the strength of moral suasion and oral or written argument may fairly , properly , arid righteously be brought to bear upon our institutions . Every man , as a member of the community , has rights to defend and interests to proclaim ; and it is au atrocious tryanny to deprive him of the power of expressing his wants and opinions by means of a representative in Parliament , —a foul wronp also to attempt to gag him when he speaks
out wr himself on account of not being suffered to have such a representative , —but a more diabolical outrage still , to tear that man away from his family and plunge him into gaol because he will not allow himself to be so gagged when proclaiming his wrongs and demanding redress . Granting that his language is violent and that he even fulminates menaces , —granting , too , that his conduct as well as his speech is calculated to excite the inflammable mind and terrify the weak , one —still , before this man is punished , the question should be asked—Whether he had any provocation ?
What is it , then , that makes political victims ? A vitiated condition of society . And what makes a vitiated condition of society ? Unjust , oppressive , and partial institutions . And what makes these inappropriate and pernicious institutions ? Bad government . Ah ! now then , vre are tracing things back to their real sources and giving them their proper names : and therefore we will at once leap to a climax by asking once more—What makes political victims ! And the response is—Bad government , Then this had government makes its own victims and punishes them : its influence turns men into certain channels where pit-falls are already digged to receive them . A most merciful—humane—and paternal government is this ! 'Tis the case of a
man setting up for a school-master , but refusing to teach his pupils anything , and then scourging murderously because they are ignorant . 'Tis the case of a parent who sternly refuses his children all the rig hts and kindnesses to which they are entitled , but nevertheless exacts from them a blind obedience , and cruelly maltreats them when they do not pay it cheerfully . 'Tis the case © f an employer who agrees to supply his apprentice with food only in proportion to the amount ef work done—but who will not give that apprentice the slightest work to do , and then treats him brutally because he complains tbat he is starved , kept in ignorance of his trade , and reduced to the condition of a beggarly outcast . For if in ail the cases which I have just named , there is a special compact
made or understood , —as between the schoolmaster and his pupil , the father and his child , the employer and his apprentice , —so likewise is there a compact , either made or understood , between the governing and the governed , —a compact which binds the former to administer the laws with impartiality and distribute the fruits of the national industry with fairness—to avoid all favouritism and treat one member of the community as well as another , —so that in return the governed may have reason to express their gratitude , their confidence , and their approval in respect to tho governing . ^ And speaking of Victims , who that reads this article will not be reminded ofthe awful fate of Joseph Williams and Alexander Sharp ? Sentenced by the judge to two years imprisonment , they were doomed by our gaol discipline to death ! The . tribunal dared
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wfrsentenoev them to the > soaffbM : but the prison system , was- allowed to make ' the . penalty capital . The goveennwnt . was riot . Twiturous " enough ; to employ Jack Ketch : but' the ' cholera—another agent ofi thei Destroying Angefr-was permitted to do the : work that might not be entrusted 'to CaICraft . 7 7 ; . ; . - . . ; .. ;¦/ ; ¦ .., j ... . . .: ; .:, T ,. ;; : ;; ,::,. J , ; And those-two mien--those victims in more senses thari ' one- ^ wer * they rather , ' tb be blamed or p itied ; ? Alas ! - povevty- ^ destituti 6 ri—the spectacle of a famine-stricken wife and " starving children , drove them mad ; and in their madness they spoke and actedintemperately . But mark this well , reader Though thus goaded to . desperation , they used not a " word iriore violent noradopted . anattitude more
menacing than the "Whi gs themselves did in the ^ year 1831 . Turn to No . 2 of the Instructor—read in the first column of the sixth page thereof the language enunciated by Mr . Edmonds , and , approved by Lord John Russell . I declare solemnly that neither-Williams nor Sharp said anything more threatening tP the peace than the language thus alluded to . As for those poor victims marching through the streets with a few hundreds of unarmed men—why , what was this peaceable demonstration in . comparison with Mr . Attwoocfs assemblage- of 150 , 000 men at Birmingham—an asseriiblage sanctioried by . Lord John Russell , and gathered with the avowed
intention of marching to London if necessary ? What , too , was the conduct of Williams and Sharp in comparison with the Whi g letter written to a certain feneral-officer ^ directing him to be in readiness to ead a rebellion in case of need ? But Mr . Edmonds was . not / prosecuted : Lord John Russell did not have proceedings instituted against himsel f ; nor was the Treasury-hack who wrote the above-mentioned letter ever put upon his trial . Yet the most milk-and-water language of such men as these ought to be held more blameable "than the hardest words which a starving , crushed , unenfranchised serf of a working-man could pessibly utter .
It is well known that Sharp and Williams perished of the cholera , brought on by starvation , in the gaol where they were confined . ; They have left widows and orphans behind them . But has the government- given one shilling to succour these destitute families ?—have the authorities of the prison where Sharp and Williams were starved into cholera , and by cholera given unto death , —have these authorities , I say , shown any contrition for the lamentable fate of those men , or any sympathy for the bereaved wives and little . ones left behind ? The answer is a mournful negative . Yet why should these poor families he thus turned forth destitute upon the world ? Even if both Sharp and Williams were as bad as BarabbaS the robber , their wives and children must not he crucified with them . The government permitted a certain system of gaol discipline to be applied to Sharp and Williams ; and under this discipline the men sank and perished .
The government , then , cannot be exonerated from all blame relative to their deaths . Surely as men , if not as Mnisters , Lord John Russell arid Sir George Grey must feel for these destitute widowsthese fatherless children ? But ^ no : not a shilling from their purses , either public or private ! And yet thousands and hundreds of thousands of pounds are annuall y lavished upon titled paupers and on foreign beggar-princes and mendicant princesses . Yes — and enormous pensions are annually paid to the Richmond , the Grafton , and the St . Albans families , because they happen to be descended from certain filthy " strumpets who sold their persons to Charles the Sgcondl Oh ! let the heirs of harlots and the titled progeny of beastly prostitutes fatten upon the luxuries of the land : but spare not a shilling to succour the innocent families of two poor English working men who were murdered by the gaol-discipline of the country !
MMt ^ HW The Spirit of Freedom . Conducted by Working Men . New Series . No . 1 . London : Watson . We have here the first number of an enlarged seriea of the Spirit of Freedom . Having achieved more than a local name , the " "Oxbridge"' portion of the old title has been advisedly dropped . The enlargement without any addition of price , will , of course , help to increase the sale . The contents of the present number are of the usual fiery order , as will be seen by the following brief extract from an article entitled
BEIHOSFBCT AND PROSPECT . Dear Reader ,- ^ When you used to read of the American War , arid the stormy days that cradled the young Republic of the West ; when , with strained eyes , and agonised heart , you pored over the records of the first French Revolution , and listened to the mighty speeches with which the great souls of ' 93 stirred the heart of the world as with the pulse of a cannon— -have you not sometimes regretted that you lived in such quiet times ! We confess to have done
so many a tune , and oft we have yearned to change our own-smooth existence for the storm and strife of other days ; and oh ! how the heart leaped within us , when February , 1848 , burst upon us , when those thrilling .. words trumpeted all democracy to the' struggle : —" Paris is in revolution ! " " The throne is burning in the courtyard of the Tuilleries ;! ' \ " The Republic is proclaimed I" Oh ! joy of joys—triumph of triumphs ! we blessed God that we had lived to see the dawn of the day of
freedom'' Then , in our eyes there stood a tear , And in our hearts we sang Mourir , Mourir pour la Patrie 1 " How was it with you , fellow-workers ? We seemed for the first time to live , and , through tears , to catch big glimpses of a true existence . Many a change has come over the world since then ; bright stars have fallen from Liberty ' s firmament , and great hopes have gone down . By force and fraud ; has tyranny again filched and ; wrested the hardwon rights from the hands of the forgiving people ; yet , nevermore can they totally undo the work of ' 48 . Tyranny cannot be based on its former foundation . They have shorn the people of strength ; but , like' Sampson ' s hair , ' twill' grow again , and , with its growth , will come . tho crowning catastrophe ! . ' -.- ; . . Eloquent and energetic articles on "Labour and the Poor , " "Liberty , " & c , together with two new poetical effusions of Mr . Masssey ' s- ^ fiercely red—will be found in this nnmnnn
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The Operatives Free Press . Conducted by Working Men . New Series . No . 1 . Cambridge : J . JNicbplls , Fitzroy-street ; London : Watson .. Another " new series , " bearing on the face thereof marks of considerable improvement , at least as regards the " outward man . " The articles also exhibit an advance on those of preceding numbers . Ably--written essays on " Priestcraft , " " The Labour Question , " " Church and State , " & c , makeup a capital pennyworth . We give the following extract :
IGNORANCE Is the greatest curse that can rest on a people ; for it is the primary cause . of all ,, or most of , the ills that beset the human family . It is the spot on which temporal and spiritual despots , in all ages , have rested the lever with which they lifted the world from its centre . It is , and ever was the drawchain on the car of Progress , impeding its advance ; and till it be removed , what guarantee have Reformers that their zeal ana energy , in the cause of freedom , will avail ? None . " Kriowledge is power" in this as in all past ages ; and when
knowledge is possessed by the few only , the many must look to it , or oppression will follow . Perfect equality is the law of our being , but the law of society says " not so . The strong ones ofthe earth shall possess it , arid their weaker brethren shall be to them as servants . Kings ; who have established their thrones in blood and violence , may call on Heaven to witness that they rule by right divine ; and people , who are so blasphemous and infidel as to question their right to the ruling power , must be put down . '" And thus it must be till the end of time , if the lig ht of intelligence does not shirie into the understandings and the hearts of the masses . ___ ¦
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Cooper's Journal . Mr . Thomas Cooper has commenced a new weekly periodical ; very neatly printed , and exceedingly cheap . i ^^ i
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A Protectionist Meeting was held on Monday at Thorpe-le-Soken , Essex , Sir John Tyrrell , Bart ., M . P . was present , but Major Beresford , M . P ., was unable to attend , on account of serious indisposition . Mr . Thomas Nunn , of Manningtree , was called to the ohair , and strong anti-free-trade resolutions were adopted . A Spxedt and Effectual Cobb of a Sbvekelt Bbtjised Ankle by Hollowai ' s Ointment . —Extract of alette * from Mr . II . Waftinson , of the Spalding ' Free Preei , ' , dated Feh . 19 th , 1848 , to Professor Holloway . —Sir , a youth in our employment , knocked his ankle that the moat danger r oiw symptoms were brought on thereby ,, rendering him totally unable to w * lk or attend to his duties . Many pre ^ parauons were applied , but all to no effect ; at but he had reoourie to your Invaluable Ointment , when by the use of a single pot , hit ankle was perfectly cured , and the hoy became at aetiva in walking and forking as he > toi before thedutttta , ( Signed ) IL YTatkihsw .
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CniriER XXOTL ; By Mary ' s side , her hand huhis ,. .. Her Husband kneeleth , , : >< . . And from that hand his heartfelt Ms * Still to her ripe cheek stealcth , ¦¦ ¦ •'• But Sorrow pales'Ms wonted hue- ^ She feels riot now ; the thrill , , T The Glow—that , roused and yet subdue ; Her heart lies mute and chill . . And he— -ev ' n ; he—the while he sought "•' Her . grief to comfort or ¦ , to ; chide ; Ev ' n he felt one o ' er powering thought Of anguish stifle all beside . ' ., ' . , , - " Be soothed '' ,-he said ,. " wo part ' j but yet one Hope our severed souls will cheer , ¦'
And all the past we most regret , , Shall ' 'chase ^^ awaythe future fear , * Oh ! while'in distant lands I toil , An Exile breathing ; Freedom ' s sigh , Thy thoughts , like dew , shall bless the soil , Thy love , likelstars , smile from'the sky . And never , love , believe me , never .. Did , those whothroughall changes bore ' The heart unchanging—fate so sever . , But that they m ' et- ^ -we'll meet-HJrice more ! "I do riot say ,. ' Be true tome , '; . " I know that deep and tender heart ! " I only tell thee— -Live to see '; "How lo v'd—how truly , lov'd—thou art !' "Oh ! what are years to those whose thought Can bear them o ' er the gulph of space . By grief itself . mysoul hath bought . . The right to fly . to this embrace !¦ ¦' .,
Methinks , if when , once more we meet , — The / orm bo bowed , the locks he ' thin ; 'Tistbjjt thy welco me eyes . to greet ; .. To li ht Youth ' s camp once more within ! Agoisnotmade for us ! Nolall ; The Past defies its withering breath !• The snpws of Time , on . Love may fall , And only warm the soil beneath . Well weep-i-weep ori ! for hearts like , ours Methinks , 'tis sometimes wise to weep ! For if our love had flowed o ' er flowers , It ne ' er had been a stream so deep ! If'Joy the Fancy most beguiles , 7 ; > Tis Grief that to the hearts endures : . - ' Oh I slight the love which springs from smiles , To that which has , been nurst in tears !" Ho ceased—for lriauy feelings rushed Upon him , and all language hushed . Zytton Bulwer .
Return we to the home of Arthur Morton ; the language even of the poet fails to describe the parting scene when forced by imperious necessity he bade along , yet hurried' adieu , to the wife of his bosom ; he had loved her with a love which was the only outlet for the hoarded and passionate musings of his romantic life ; upon her he had . lavished all the tenderness of a heart , overflowingwith love towards all mankind ; but which mankind rejecting with seorh , the . torrent flowed with the greater force towards the only being who appreciated it ; . and now she is left in sorrow and loneliness , to brood over his fate and iriourn his absence , all the ties of memory , all the consecrations of regret , wind themselves round her heart , arid issue forth after
the cOmpanionless Exile . Her" only consolation is her child—her Husband ' s child , the little Fanny now turned four years' old , inheriting all her Mother ' s beauty , and her Father ' s talents , she is , indeed , a treasure to her Mother ' s widowed heart ; and while gazing on her speaking countenance / and listening to the prattle of her soft melodious voice , she wipes away the tear of misery . from her eye , and owns she is not all desolate . Child as she is , she is loved , yea almost worshipped , by her Mother ; for the tones of her voice vibrate on her hearty and remind her of him who is absent ; they have the same low deep tone , and yet sound so cheerfully on her ear that hope unconsciously mingles with the image * ; , and she rejoices in the hope pf yet
presenting the child to the Father . And the little Fanny , with an intellect far beyond her years , will sit for hours by her Mother ' s side , listening to the recital of her hopes and fears for her Father ' s welfare , Sho is thoughtful and serious beyond her years , yet . at times the joyousness of childhood will burst forth ; . and the youth of the mother beams forth from the laughter of the Child ; and months have glided on ; yea , Season has followed Season—two Autumns have fallen with their sear leaves upon Mary ' s heart , yet she despairs not , her Husband is still a ; Wanderer , but she hears of his welfare , though at distant intervals ; and the know * ledge that he is free , cheers her in her loneliness . Respected by a numerous circle of Deiridcratic
acquaintance , their kindness in procuring her employment , protects her from actual wants , and she has . been too much inured to the common hardships of the poor , to repine needlessly at her lot ; the enthusiastic , visions , of her youth arc not all fled ; she still rejoices in the name of a Chartist , and reflects with pride upon the devotedness of her husband ' s attachment to a cause which is hallowed in her . memory , by the sufferings of its martyrs . From her lips we have . gained much information relative to the earlier career of her husband , and have listened with rio common feelings' to her lifelike description of the dark hours of their period of adversity , and have loft her humble abode with higher notions of woman s fortitude , and woman ' s
devotion , than we had hitherto imbibed . Oh , how muchof the glory of humanity is hid from the observation of the world ; scenes are every day being enacted which , were they recorded , would reflect credit upon our common nature ; victories are every day being achieved over evil-4-triumphs over temptation—which have no pen to record the results , no sympathies aroused to cheer or support the victors ; and though their space is but the small arena of a humari heart , yet all in nature thnt is great or good beats in unison with them , and the vast future depends on their results . Compared to these victories those of the warrior-conqueror are indeed worthless ; his privations are cheered by the hope of fame , his sacrifices are accompanied by national
gratitude ; his triumphs bring to him wealth and power , but the triumphs in the battle of life , though chronicled too often ; : by increased misery and wretchedness to the victors , are more glorious for humanity , are productive of more real good to the community , than all the hollow victories which have ever desolated ' the world's wide plains . If we survey mankind—if- we look with a calm and a stoical eye upon the scenes and actors by which we are surrounded—we see . everywhere what would appear to be . the great law of nature , all preying upon each other . . We find it so in nature , in commerce , in religion , ahdin politics—all prosper ia proportion to the downfall they occasion others . The spider lives by entrapping the fly , the
manufacturer thrives by impoverishing the artisan , the Protestant flourishes upon the decay of the , Catholic , and politics have hitherto been only , an engine by which the few have been enabled to enrich themselves at the expense of the many . - When . you meet with a Boiitary exception to this great rule , you meet with a man whom the rest agree to trample under their feet , as an alien to the creed professed by themselves . ' No talent , no morality , no virtue can enable him to evade this fate , they the rather hasten him towards it . Is it not enough to make man doubt tho existence of virtue , and drive him , even for self-preservation , into the common vortex ? ; Arthur . Morton and his wife , from their , youth . upwards , had devoted their
best , their freshest feelings ,. ; to the dream of serving their country —to this great end all minor attractions had been made subservient in pleasure and in popularity ; , in the intoxication of love , and in the depths of despair , this one object had never been forgotten ; in the , lowest abyss of squalid misery into which they had been dragged , this hope had never deserted them , for their prayers for other ' s welfare had ever mingled with those for their own , in ; sickness and in . want ; its practice had ever been continued , for they had shared their last cup , , and broken their : last crust , with those who , perhaps , needed it far less than themselves ; and if , in the dark hour of temptation ,: when nature itself played them false , when a temporary madness
usurped the place of reason , if in this perilous hour Arthur , proved false , to the ; creed of his life , and sank , however , ; gently into the . great gulph of vice , by which he was surrounded—let us not dwell too harshly on the fault , if fault it be , for a desperation too powerful'for humanity to cope with , unpolled him onward , and years of reriiorse have wiped away the crime . Surely , there must be something in virtue more potent than our moralists have yet discovered—something in patriotism more / powerful than hath yet been developed , or its votaries could never stand firm in their faith , whilst all around them , and even their own feeble frames , are reeling and rooking in the shook of that earthquake which threatens to swallow up all that is pure , generous and noble iri humanity . If it is a phantom of which they are in pursuit , it is a glorious deception , outvieingin power the noblest conceptions of reality .
There is a majesty in extreme misery , when the mind falls not with the fortune , which cannot bo looked upon without emotion ; and it was a glorious sight to see tbat youthful couple battling with misfortune , and proving victorious , even in defeat , for while the heart bled at the sight , it could not withhold its admiration ; want never debased them ; poverty never rendered them selfish ; though existence was stript of its every charm , they , still clung to . their faith in the goodness of humanity ; . though all the poetry of life . had vanished , yet ' their affection to each other was as pure and undimned ' a ' s in the hour of its creation—the depths ' of miseryha'd but served : to render ; still more strong they ties which bound them to ; each other ,., Looking ^ . yaij for support from the world , they flung * themselves more devotedly into tho arms of each other , and when the storm beat loudest , they drew close together , until their hearts became one , Then came
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i thesHdekvwhich rent them asunder , larid it needs no & e 7 f * eation . to picture its force ; ibut the same hope arid '" the' same devotion , which had ' ' hitherto ^' sup- ' porte'd" fcltem }; failed / them not ' . e ' yen' in this ^ u ' read trial . '; ( , iraa : tMy ; have ; ye ' tcorifidericqthattn . ' ey ^ hall again ri ^ fe h * happiness , arid share in that national jubilee ^ . - ^ lich s hall commemorrtb the downfall ' of oppression an < $ the annihilation' of . those social con verition ^ llties ; whichhave bowed ( the just to ; the unjust , ' and . ifflev £ * fcnous to the adepts in vice- — -which ' have caused ; Mhf * p doubt ; the ^ supremacy of goodness , and shaileni'L is faith in theglorioUs doctrine of progression , fo ^ ge ^ ting the greatfact that , though virtue cannot sSieM ufl frbmthe ills offate , that its power can ; suppwfcius ^ nder them , and soften their ¦
roughestaspersit 5 es .- ;; " . • . ' . ' ¦¦ aV ~ -., u-. ¦ .-,. ; -.-j-. ¦!• -:. Gentle reader , cwitale > is ended * For nine long months we have heift'wcekvly communings with you , and have endeavoi » ed— -tL pugh' feebly—ib , depict one of yourselves stAyggling " . against the power | of adverse circumstances- ; rhisfatfeis still enveloped in darkness , what the mighty yrorah ef time may bring forth we know not . BE © spirit ^ despotism is still in the ascendant , and wo-still bo-vr beneath Is influence ; but all hope is nofrlQStj . the eacih stilllabcjrs in the pangs of travail , and ' will ere long give birth ' toa new . and better era p-the- spirit of freedom is again ; taking wing .. Men' walk- ; wis $ fi * Uy . abroad * , , and hold their breath in : the deep periderings of suspense . These aremofc ' tile hours-te » waste in idle dalliance ; we must : be-up . and doings or when the time comes , we shall again- be found unprepared . In quitting our simple-talej we seem like parting with friends , and with-1 / hese reflections delay the minute of final separatism . "VFo- have endeavoured to prove that , Chartism , is not' rillied with
base and vicious feelings , but that it is theof & pririg of hteh and generous inspirations—that it looks not to self but to mankind ; that whilst workin g for the Present , it holds the future in its-grasp ^ . tSat it ; is founded upon ; justice and true to naturri j . and , therefore , must ultimatel y pr evail . "We might fcaveiriade our tale more interesting to many ,, by drawing more Largely from the regioris of romance ; but our object was to combine a History of Chartism , with the details of our story . We might have made it more piquant , by delineating the portraits of the active minds in tho movement , but for , this . the time has not yet arrived ; wrlttcri under unfavourable circumstances , its failings must be forgiven ; it hath Wiled away 7 many an hour that mi ght have been occupied with unpleasririt retrospections , and if it hath amused or instructed any , its purpose is fulfilled , its object accomplished .
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Drury-Lane. The Performance Of The Road ...
DRURY-LANE . The performance of the Road to Ruin- at this theatre , on Monday evening , showed considerable capabilities on the part of Mr . Anderson ' s company for the representation of light comedy . How far they are qualified to encounter works of a higher classj . yet remains to be . seen . _ It would be superfluous at this time of day to criticise Holcroft ' s wellknown and once celebrated piece . In spite of the exaggeration , of its ; characters , the improbability of its plot , arid the false tone of its morality , it is a play which rarely failsto tell on the stage .. Its rapid succession of incidents , effective situations , and
dialogue which , spite of its sentimentahsms , has many strokes of genuine comedy , keep alive the attention from the first scene to the , last , and . we feel an interest for the rowe Harry Dornton , against our better judgment . It is eusily acted , besides ; requiring little more than vivacity and a moderate share of intelligence . The character of the Widow Warrenby far the best dramatic creation in the play—was admirably acted- by Mrs . Winstanley , a lady who , in this line of comedy , promises to be a very great acquisition to the theatre , Her . figure , large and full , must have been uncommonly handsome ; and the absurd costume arid manners of the character were
not able to conceal the ease and grace of the actress . The scenes of flirtation between the Widow and Goldfinch ( capitally acted by Mr . F . Vining ) , were the best things in the performance . Mr . Anderson ' s Harry Dornton was very good : but the part ( one of the merest common-places of the stage ) , gives little room for dramatic talent . Mr . Basil Baker , as Old Dornton , exaggerated the imbecility of a feeble character—he was too whining and ; lachrymose , Sulky was acted with proper gruffness by Mr . Davidge : and we have scarcely seen a better Silky than Mr . Emery . Sophia , a character perfectly absurd in reality , but pleasant enough on the stage , was agreeably performed by Miss Baker , a young , lady ,, seemingly from whom much may be expected ; and Miss Lonsdale enacted the intriguing soubrette to admiration . Altogether the performance deserved the very great applause it received , not only during the play , but at the fall of the curtain . - The house was well filled . '
Female Emigrant Ships. To The Editor Of ...
FEMALE EMIGRANT SHIPS . TO THE EDITOR OF THE TIMES . Sib , —Perceivirig from your paper that a large sum has been lately raised in aid of female emigration , applicable iri the first instance to the removal to Australia of the distressed needlewomen of London , I take it for granted that any information tending to throw light on their future destiny will be valued by those on : whom the moral and general superintendence of this emigration will devolve . I hope , therefore , that you will give publicity to the enclosed extract from a letter recently received from Mr . Brookes King , a graduate of Cambridge , who was appointed in February last , on the recommendation of the Colonisation Society , to the office of religious teacher on board the ; James Gibb emigrant ship , bound for ffew South Wales : — Off Sydney , June 11 , 1849 .
There were-shocking scenes on board ; continued attempts at mutiny , only put down by the strong arm , and threats of the pistol ; . while the coarse : indecency of the women was most revolting ; . My idea of an emigrant ship , from what I have seen and heard since our arrival , ( our own is a favourable instance , from the strict discipline maintained , ) is that it is the hotbed of vice and brutality . The lowest prostitutes from the streets of London , with others of doubtful character , are found mixed with a * few poor innocent girls , who find themselves pent up with such characters an these ; the men , poor broken-down mechanics , or Chartists who have been once in York Castle ;
while young men and women just married are going out on a pure speculation , unable to do anything in particular , though they have passed themselves off for agriculturists . We are the latest of the arrivals . In some ships the scenes that have taken place are not to be told for depravity . The crewofthe——— have been imprisoned on arrival here , it being found that they had paired off Tvrith the single women , each taking his mate for the voyage , and the captain and officers the same . I know from my own eyesight that such was very nearly the ease in the —^— . Gambling goes on to a great extent even with us , but we have at least kept up the appearance of good conduct on board .
The trustworthy testimony of this gentleman so entirely corroborates . the reports which I have repeatedly received from other quarters as to leave no doubt on my mind that female emigration , as at present conducted , is a very hazardous experiment . I am , Sir , your obedient servant , London . A . M .
TO THE EDITOR OF THE NORTHERN STAB . Sir , —As there are so many inducements held out to the working men of England to emigrate to our Colonies , I have thought it my duty to respectfully request you to insert , in an early copy of your paper , some extracts from a letter which I received on Monday , December 31 st , from Mr . Hawksley , a native of Nottingham , but for several years past ft resident of Sydney , New South Wales , and the proprietor of Tht People ' s Advocate and New South Wales Vindicator . His letter is dated July 23 rd , 1849 , and the extracts to which I have referred are as follows : —
The way in which the poor people in England are deluded by false representations about this country is most shameful . When they come here there is nothing for them to turn their hands to , and I can assure you at the present time there are hundreds of men walking about heretotally unable to obtain employment . That this is a fine country , — that provisions are che ^ p , —and that we have plenty of land is quite true : but what signifies these things if men cannot obtain work , or if the country is compelled to groan under the base government of iJowning-street . I wish you would make these thing * known , as tlie _ people aw under thegreatest delusion with respect to things here . Such , sir , is the statement made by my Mead , and I havo no doubt as to its truth . I am quite favourable to emigration , providing the right persons were sent ; and if it fell to iriy lot to malse the
selection , it would be made after the following form , viz .: —all the Parsons , because they are not only useless , but very : mischievous . All the Lawyers , because their trade is to mystify that whioh ought to bo clear and indisputable . Threefourths of the Doctors might accompany them , as a very few only would bo required when the people were taught to live , in accordance with natural laws . And as for the Aristocracy , with very few exceptions , their services could be easily dispensed with . Butfor Working Men to leave the land of their birth , and tear asunder all early associations , is what I cannot agree with , until some necessity is shown for such a procedure ; but while we have thousands of acres of land ly ing waste that cannot be . I am , Sir , yours respectfully , James Sweet .
The Chemist, For October, In An Article ...
The Chemist , for October , in an article on the Metropolitan Hospitals , says :- " That ma piece of ground in tho rear of the London Hospital is dug a large hele , and when as many bodies h ave been dissected as will fill coffins enoug h to lay within two or three feet of the surface , a clergyman comes at about nine o ' clock in the * morning-somewhat ashamed , 'do ¥ b tless ; to meet the numbers which at a larger houi ; .. 4 night cpngregate-and . perforins the ceremony 'i but - whefhe ? - he is committing 'dear broT thers or sisters , ' or a due admixture of both ' to the ground , ' we leave to those who have the job of making up the « e packing cases of human flesh ,
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Dangerous Power of Exghsh Judoes ^— Aj-to judicial ¦ corruption ^ fill great placoineri being riofc only each man a Jndge in his own cause , but foiit by community of sinister'in terest ; in a leaguo ' with the majority of the others , impunity , universal impu nity , has-been the constant and notorious result . ' Anions the members of this league , are the highest judges . Koiiiusionj therefore , was everWore complete ; than that cwbich trumpets forth the ; pimtg of English judges .. Ao set or men is . there / whose' / jnfer ^ , as far as dependsupon law , has bceri rendered more hostile to their -duty . Impunity , coupled witli- superior profit , are the princi pal featBres-byrwhich they are distinguished from tho most corrupt ^ tWlft can be formed any where else . The ; only i obstacle that prevents an . English judge from"beiriV m ^ A «
r u t H - SP' 1 ni 8 h ' Russian , or-a Turkish . ^ u ^ 2 e ia the liberty of the press and as far as > 4 > We to » called common law , is any thing , there is / no liberty of the press but what is contrary to law'and Without violaljoa . of Jaw may be crushed at aW Xmes-Jeremy Etntham . ' ¦'•¦¦ ' v : Th » Ma <* or- of an English city put forth an adfer * tiseme ? . * previous- to the races , " that nogeritlemaQ jwill be allowed to ride © n the course ; except ttte j Aoraes-tbatareitOTMi-r" ' 1 ' ¦ ¦ ¦' -.- ;' . " . - > ¦'¦ ' j Kossut » MiiDAEs- . —Notwithstanding all the tire * - ' cautions of the police ; . ¦ . " Kossuth medals '' have ' been introcfaced'inlo Hungary ; They are considered ? by theMagyar patriots-as-of inestimable value .- Qui one side is a Skeness of Kossuth- with this
-insCrintion < : *— " Louis-Kossuth ,. born 2 ? fch . April , 1806 " --on Wie-reverse are iseenthe republiaan arms of Hungary ... ; The medal is-folUed up . in a palpercontaininga shout biography of the celebrated iSictator . ¦ . New Year ' s Puddisg-. —Gover the bottom of a . baking dish with thin slices of stale-bread buttered , with , the-cruet cut off :: strew it over thickly with mince . meat , then put anothe * layer of bread " and butter , cover this agaim with riiinoe- meat , arid " soon till you »; dish is filled ; . pour a good thick-unboiled custard over all ,, and bake-it for an hour , or more , according to siie . - I Kind—vert ! r-A certain fashionable , but : very Senurious physician , at Bristol , being roused from ' is slumber one cold and stormy ni ght , went , ' after
some Hesitation to thewrmdow and asked , ' . *¦ Who ' s there ? " "A friend , " was the answer .- " What do you want ? T "Want to stay here all night * . " " Stay there , 'then I" was the benevolent doctor ' s reply . \ , . > Cathedrals Asr > Bisnop » . —It is useless , nay mischievous , to disguise what , all the world knowsthat cathedrals , with their richly-endowed cari ' onries , are mainly subservient not to the godliriess ^ ef the dioceses , but to the worldliness of the diocesans ; that in them bishops raised to the bench through family connexion or political interest , find-. the means , of providing for their families and ; hangers on—of securing to them the continued enjoyment of that luxurious and wordly style of living :, ; to which they have become inured under the roof of the episcopal palace . —John Bull ( Church paper . )¦ ' *
-IRISH 1 'fiNS . —An Irish Justice , in 1661 , having occasion to write the word " usage , " contrived' w spell it without using a single letter of the original word ; his improved orthography was *' yowzitoh . *' When some remarks were made on similar featsj he said that " nobody could spell with pens made ; , from Irish- geese . " ' Two old' gentlemen were complimenting each other on their habits of -temperance . ' , ' Didyoi ever see me with more than I could carry . ? " . « No , indeed , " was the reply , " but I ' ve seen you when I thought you had better have gone twice after it ;" 'State op Dublin . —Day after day property is depreciating in Dublin . Houses that formerly were considered cheap at ten years' purchase , are now
willingly leased without a premium to any tenant that can be found to pay the ground rent and taxes . Other houses that used to let at £ 80 and £ 100 a year , with fines of £ 2 , 000 and £ 3 , 000 , are now let for the rent ;; A few days since a house , which cost £ 2 , 000 , in a fashionable locality , was sold for £ 1 , 000 . ' A barrister , a few years ago , purchased several houses in the nei ghbourhood of Summer * hill , with the idea that they would produce a handsome income : He sank all his ready cash in the purchase . What was tho consequence ? The houses , in a short time , became so valueless that they did not pay , the taxes ; ho lost his purchase money , and was compelled to take the benefit of
the Insolvent Act . The stately mansions in Mountjoy-square , Merrion-square , and Gardiner-street , have met alinost the same fate . Dublin is , in fact , likely , to become one big mendicity house . . ' . . '¦¦ ' . ' *' Scottish Pkonohnciation . —It is painful to heap how , - in Scotch churches , the clergymen , almost without exception , spoil the beauty of the Scriptures by contracting all words ending in " ed "such , as " blessed , ' . ' "loved , " "drowned , " & c . Let anyone read the Song of Moses in the Book of Exodus , and he will sec how beautiful it is when pronounced full . English clergymen never contract such words in reading Scriptures . —Scotch Reformers' Oasette . .. -. .-:
Absurd Reverence of Rank Passing Awat . - ^ K is . true that in countries where the mass of thepeople are ignorant and servile ,, the existence of [ a higher and worshipped rank tends to keep ;; them from outrage ! It infuses a sentiment of awe , which prevents , more or less , the need of force and pun--lshment . But it is worthy of remark , that themeans of keeping order in one state of society , maybecome the chief excitement of discontent and disorder in another , arid this is peculiarly true of aris--tooracy and high rank . In rude ages , this keepsthe people down ; but when the people , by degrees have risen to some consciousness of their rights and essential equality with the rest of the race , the awe of rank naturally subsides , and passes into
suspicion , jealousy , and sense of injury , and a disposition to resist . The very institution which once- restrained , now provokes . Through this process the world is now passing . The strange illusion that a man , - because he wears a garter or a ribbon , ou was borate a title , belongs to another race , is fading away ; and society must pass through a series of revolutions ,. silent or bloody , until a more natural order takei place of distinctions which grew originally out of force . Thus aristocracy , instead , of giving order to society , now convulses it . So impossible is it for arbitrary human , ordinations permanently to degrade human nature , or subvert the principles of justice and freedom . —Manning ' s Leetures on the Elevation of the Labouringtpostion of the
community . The Marylebone baths and -washhoaaes on . the site of the Yorkshire Stingo tea-gardens , contain 107 separate baths , besides shower and vapour , and two capacious swimming-baths . The washing ' department has eighty-four pairs of tuis , with a separate drying-closet for each , and a iSarge ironingroom . ¦ ¦¦ ' ! The Quaker and thh-OrricEitj , —> Ir . Gurney ( Mrs , Fry ' s father ) was a strict preserver of hiSi game . Upon one occasion , when , walking in hia . park , ho heard a shot fired in a iieighbouririg wood ; he hurried to the spot , aad his naturally placid temper was considerably ruffled on seeing * young officer , with a' pheasant at his feet , deliberr
ately -reloading his gun . -. At tna-young man , noty :-ever ; replied to his rathor warm expressions by , ' a . polite apology , Mr . Gumey ' swama th was somewhat allayed ; but he could not roffttin from asking the intruder what he would do if he- caught a maa trespassing on his premises . " $ would ask him . to luncheon , " was the reply- She serenity of this impudence was not to be nasifitod . —Ifcmow & . ofi'Si ! T . F . Buxton . ' ; . ' ; v . A Sunderland captain ,, who , was lately ia . Russia , received there a copy of the-Sunderland Hsraldi . bnt all the articles relating to . Hungary , Austria ; . or Russia , wiere cut out by the authorities ,, arid : . the amount of postageiwas 3 s .. 0 d . _ i Mobmojhtb Miraciiks . —1 $ some ingoniouSiinedicine vendor would prepares dose under thename of of
" Oil " of Mormon , "' and procure the writer ^ the following letter to concoet the necessary . •'• testimonials , " his fortune would be made-.. Tlie . tetter , which was written in Leicestershire , and hears date November 14 th ,, 1849 , two copy-from the B & ester Hforcury : — ' ' ¦ Dear Broi & er George ii was glad to ear that-you was all well i write a few line ' s toiinform you what i' did by the pour of god Nowwiber ; * Sister Bageyly came to mee about eleven o . olock at night and sod her boy was Bad of the cole * e upcrds anddownadsfor 2 hours igavaimasup , ofoilearid anointed him and praid over him and nee was instantly made weir Br Go ^ ef Came to ; mee ,, on Tusday night hee . worked at the coal pit he . dropt about a hundeid of cole . on bis inswept and was thus
very lame ianwnted it andifti ten minjis necua as weel as eve » and he gate god the pwis astil the Prist came oa thirsday jaght . he ad a , gathirn ^ in ^ hie ear and it gatherd and broke eveiyva > yfor ; this last twenty yea « i dropt a little oil in . and praid he is now . well another case on wensday a girl thirteen had X fed harm thfe doctor -said-: she wood get rio better this winter- mee and lidev claten was sent to hh > ianointed hir harman , d bow it is better Ji Baptised Seven last Sunday and confirmed top we ai-o going on . -well ear . we have took . Saint ans chapel and ara going to open it on suriday broiher Reuben brinhworth of wales'wiill address tho . s > eotinir him that was deef and d » ni now ho c « a ear
and talk i have herd im at ison greeen ; . »¦ tusday night read this over at your meeting and £ pray to god to Sless all the Saints at Longwattoiv and ; elscwear i remain your loving brother i % the --• . gOSpol , ELMRNWIOiD . Trtri Church of ENOiAND . -Why » the . Church of England to be nothing but a collection of beggars and bishops ? -The Rig ht Rev . Div « sm the palace , arid Lazurus in . orders at Uie gate , doctored ; : bj , dogs , andcomforted by crumbs 1-Rev'Sydney Smth . A iiELLRisoER in Sorwich has suecee <^ M ^ perty to an amount entitling him , ^ Je cons gred one ofthe wealthiest commoners fj ^ JgSfo a chancery suit having tBWjmated W ** ¦ f ^ jur M length , notwithstanding all ,, tt 8 c Jffl « I 4 A wit said thatwaJ cheese >>» » f steel-heoause it ii wigbtw tiuw the swor « . ¦ " j
Northern Star (1837-1852), Jan. 5, 1850, page 3, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ns/issues/ns2_05011850/page/3/