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TJHE SNOW . The silvery snow!—the silvery _^ ow !—IdKe a glory it fells on the fields below ; And the trees witii their diamondI branches appear likethe fairy growth of some magical sphere ; "While soft as music , and wild and white , 3 t glitters and _floatsan tbe pale moonlight , . And spangles the river and fount as they flow ; Oh ! who pas not loved the bright , beautiful snow ! The silvery snow , and the crinkling frost-Bow merry we go when the earth seems lost ; Tike spirits that rise fromithe dust of time , To live in a purer and holier clime I—. A new creation without a stain— - lovely as heaven ' s own pure domain ! 3 nt , ah ! like the many fair hopes of our years , It glitters awhile—and then melts into tears '
Percy Btsshe Shelley. "The Poet's Poet! ...
PERCY BTSSHE SHELLEY . "The poet ' s poet ! Sheixet , great ' s thy fame ; _^ and while the English language shall endure , And men have love for ought that ' s great and pure _. Immortal glory will enwreath thy name . Friend 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 . _IThy nervous verse can make the heart to glow With that warm fervour only patriot's feel ; A flame divine , which no base tyrant ' s steel , 2 ~ br terror of bis dungeons dark and cold , Can e ' er destroy , or in abeyance hold , Bddlesbro _' -on-Tees . Geobge Tweddell .
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THE DEMOCRATIC REVIEW OF BRITISH AND FOREIGN POLITICS , HISTORY , AND LITERATURE . Edited by G . Juiiaj ? Haknet . . No . VIII . January . London : Published by J . "Watsou , 3 _j Queen ' s Head Passage , Paternoster Row . Vert superior to the preceding issues , this _number must increase the popularity and _circulation of the Democratic Hemew . "We give the following extract from the first of Louis _Blaxc ' s admirable lectures : —
A social chaxce . Is it forbidden to civilisation , which __ has _con--quered slavery , to combat and conquer misery ? Are servitude , inequality , hatred , preferable to liberty , 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 -sires , and which the most valient among them have bequeated to us as an immortal heritage , from the - ± op ofchat scaffold upon whieh they carried their heads in testimony of the sincerity of their hearts ? These , citizens , are qne 3 tions which forcibly claim an answer . The nineteenth century requires and -expects it : inquietude creeps around mere and more , Proletariat gets impatient , time is pressing , ihe least hesitation is a danger , each delay conceals sl storm .
And let no one come and say : Behold abuses , behold 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 mew things , without having previously asked of -ourselves what we want _> and determined the point ¦ which we must attain . "When we have to astonish 30 many misled consciences , to _agitate so many : minds _, to alarm so many interests , we _shovld neglect -satisfying our own mind as to the __ final result , and ¦ we should play that great game without _ascertain--Jng whether the gain is worth the chance ; No , no : a Social 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 light to reply , "Where are we going : and woe to lum if befail 1 _- __ "Revolutions besides are not improvised with impunity . They need a long gestation not to be miscarried , especially not to become bloody . Every 5 dea -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 _Tiot more fruitful , those super-human efforts , those
delirious abnegations , those prodigies of audacity , that fury of genius , all annulled and swept away by the catastrophe of Thennidor ? Why , citizens f because the democratic revolution of ' 93 had not been like the Revolution lourgeoise of ' 89 prepared -and ripened long beforehand ; because there had sot 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 times of crisis , to burst into violence ; because we agree more easily about the designation ofthe end to be attained when we seek it through a clear
atjnosphere , 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 ! Beware ! By speaking to the people about their sufferings , by claiming Tor them , before them , the suppression of misery , you make an appeal to gross appetites , you replace elevated aspiration by anxieties of an inferior order . " What is at the bottom of your studies is nothing but a thick materialism . Indeed , had this language been held to ns by some ascetic philosophers , by austere contemners cf the pleasures and riches of this world , thero 'would be no cause to get angry at the objection , to refute it would be sufficient . But consider a little this strange anomaly ! It is at the exit of their
v 3 nerrv banquets , it is by the sound of the music of theirfetes , it 13 from the bosom of sumptuous palaces , in which their meditations are sheltered , it is with the golden pen of Seneca in their hands that tiie happy ones ef the world are pressing us aottorescuefrom the joys of an exalted spiritualism , "homeless and breadless people ! Ah ! I own it , my beart is indignant at so much hypocrisy . The above extract _tvIU convey to the reader _«> me idea ofthe worth and beauty of the entire discourse . Reviews of books , Poetry , and articles on the Press , Hungary , & c _, && , will ibe found in this number . The Letters from Trance and Germany , constitute a new and valuable feature of this publication ; and will do much towards promoting the good work of international fraternity .
Ifie Keasoner. Edited Hy G. J. Holtoake....
Ifie Keasoner . Edited hy G . J . Holtoake . _PaxtXLW . London : J . Watson . It was recently announced that the present Part would terminate the existence of the Reasoner _z we are glad , however , to find that such is not the case . Often dissenting from "Mr . Holyoake , we not the less respect him for Lis fair and fearless advocacy of Freedom of Thought and Expression . We are glad to observe that the Reasoner will he continued , and will he henceforth , published at a lower price . "From the contents of tlie present part we select
k WORD IS DEFENCE OF CtEFAT . Some fourteen months ago a band of poor men Were brought to the bar of the Old Bailey , charged 5 * ri £ h feloniously uttering seditious language , among tae rest one John Crrfiay . To this man I desire to awaken your serious attention . Be was tried , found guilty , and sentenced to the all but severest sentence the law allows . I shall sot here discuss his trial . I am aware it would be necessary to do 83 at great lengths , or otherwise to lay myself open to the charge of garbling portions for particular ends . I wiU allow tbat he uttered the language imputed to bim . I will be content to credit the evidence of the spy . _witnesses . To dispute evidence
Brought forward at the trial , or to find fault with the manner in which the trial was conducted , is not iny object in addressing you . Be it as the jury declared : the man Cuflay was guilty of an enfringement of tbe law . Thus far , then , the matter is dear . It i 3 of the feelings manifested on that occasion by you with which I am dissatisfied— -dis satisfied on the broad principle , that those feelings were unsurted to the spirit of enlightenment wbich is the pride and the boast of Englishmen—dissatisfied , for tbat they were sot founded on truth and justice ; as I am prepared to show . ' CuSay was a very poor man , who had seen no lac k of misfortune himself , while at the same time , from a certain position he had occupied , connected
wiihthose of bis own class , be had been a constant eye-witness of the terrible privations to which they are almost permanently subjected . For many years be had rendered himself eminently useful , endeavouring , with tbe most steadfast devotion , to alle-¦ _" _^ te , by all means within his power , necessities _^ r _^ _^ _nbeeded , would bave " known . no law . " -ana , therefore , whatever might hare been your opinions , whatever might have been your feelings w 1 L _^ _^ _* he -wasconvicted , itbehoves i _™ i _«™ _^ _" _^ _oate , humane , and , above all , ! S 3 _te / 5 P W or doing aught repugnant to _ftSS _TOre «> j ealous and so fearful of 2 _i 23 ? , _£ _^» ' _* few impoTerished " _»* , utterly _recourseleM , could _wouse y « _u to tho
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highest pitch of excitement by their threats—from you , at least ; some honourable circumspection might have been expected . -let this poor son oftoil was scarcely lodged in gaol before one of the best of rulers - fell sacrificed to your pitiful indiscretion . -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 might awaken to his injury . One of the most prominent features of your conduct towards your humble political adversary was the use yon made of that misfortune over which he had no control . His deformed person but served tb provoke your mirth , his 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 ? Who can forgive that prostitution of talent exhibited by your pet journalist ' s , in the assistance they afforded to your unmanly demonstration ? Even that paper which was wont to be on tha 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 wit h noble blood at-will—that , too , miserable fact ! 'lent you its aid , anticipated the feelings of the jury in imaginary letters , which could only be aptly designated as brutal insults heaped upon a defenceless man . The old oilliory having been pulled down and broken up , was it well for you to put up a more detestable ono 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 ne > longer the slaves of narrow prejudices . Look into this poor convict ' s case dispassionately . Seek forthe facts which 3 peak well for him—they abound and are not difficult to discover . If thoy 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 be a means for your guidance in such like matters for the future .
Cufiay ' 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 in their affairs , but be filled tbem honourably _, and efficiently . The poor must confide in somebody . And when hundreds of working men elected this man to audit the accounts of their benefit society , tbey did so in the full belief of bis 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 tbey 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 np the sick fund , all must pay towards burying the dead . In those momentous affairsCuffay _' s sobrietv
, 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 bo 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 , tbat 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 oue 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 bis 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 , aud 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 ofthe 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 tbat magnanimity without which the powerful are no better than brutes . Christopher .
A correspondent of the Reasoner asks : — " Were the Chartist body ever made aware of the fact that their enthusiastic associate , _Cnffay , hecame 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 hook , I believe , was privately sold at a guinea a copy : and I will not take npon me to say that a copy , handsomely got np , was not presented to an t illusr trious 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 . M . Reynolds . Part II . London " : J . Dicks , 7 , "Wellington-street , North ; Strand . Thokotohly democratic , and displaying great talent and energy , the articles of the editor and his assistants , contained in this Part , ably maintain the reputation won for the Inttructor hy its very first number . From one of Mr , Reynolds ' s own contributions , we give the following extract : — POLITICAL VICIMS .
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 , tbat 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 a 3 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 not to receive our countenance save under exceptional circumstances , the strength of moral suasion and oral or written argument may fairly , properly , and righteously be brought to bear upon our institutions . Every man , as a member of the community , hat rights to defend and interests to proclaim ; and it is an atrocious tryanny to deprive him of the power of expressing his wants and opinions by means of a representative in Parliament , —a foul wroneralso to attempt to gag him when he speaks
out ior 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 big 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 , we 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 poVuical victims ! And the response is—Bad government ,
Then this bad 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 ignoraht . ' Tis the case of a parent who sternly refuses his children all the rights 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 of 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 that he is starved , kept in ignorance of his trade , and reduced to the
condition of a beggarly outcast . For if in all the cases which I have just named , there is a special compact made or understood , —as between the schoolmaster and bis pupil , the father and _hischild , the employer and Mb 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 _thegoverning . And speaking of Victims , who that reads tins article will not be reminded ofthe awfulfate 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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not sentence them to the scaffold ' : but . 'the prison system-was allowed to make the . penalty ,. capital . The government was not venturous enough to employ _^ Jack Ke tch : but the cho le ra— an other agent of the Destroying Angel—was permitted to do the ; , work that might not be entrusted to Calcraft . ' . , ,. v ¦ And those two men—those victim * in more senses than one—were they rather to be blamed or pitied ? Alas ! poverty—destitution—the spectacle of a famine-stricken wife and starving children , drove them mad ; and ; in their madness they spoke and acted mtemperately . But mark this well , reader ! Though thus goaded to desperation , they used not a _woi'dmoro violent nor adopted an attitude- more
menacing than the Whigs themselves did in the year 1831 . Turn to No . 2 ofthe Instructor—read in thefirst column of the sixth page thereof the language enunciated by Mr . Edmonds ,, and approved by Lord John Russell . Ideclare solemnly that neither Williams nor Sharp said anything moro threatening to 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 . Attwood ' s _. assemblage of 150 , 000 men at Birmingham—an assemblage sanctioned by Lord John Kussell , 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 Whig letter written to a certain f eneral-officerjdirecting bim to be in readiness to ead a rebellion in caso of need ? But Mr . Edmonds was not prosecuted : Lord John Russell did not have proceedings instituted against himself ; 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 bo held more blameable ; than the hardest words which a starving , crushed , unenfranchised serf of a working-man could possibly 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 famdies ?—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 be thus turned forth destitute npon the world ? Even if both Sharp and Williams were as bad as _Barabbas' the robber , their wives and children must not be crucified with them . The government permitted a certain system of gaol discipline to be applied to Sharp and Williams ; and under this discipline tho men sank and perished .
The government , then , cannot be exonerated from all blame relative to their deaths . _Surely as men , if not as Ministers , Lord John Bussell and Sir George Grey must feel for these destitute widowsthese fatherless children f But no : not a shilling from their purseq , either public or private ! Ana yet thousands and hundreds of thousands of pounds are" annually 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 Second . Oh ! let the heirs of harlots and the titled progeny of beastly prostitutes fatten upon the luxuries ofthe 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 !
The Spirit Of Freedom. Conducted By Work...
The Spirit of Freedom . Conducted by Working Men . New Series . No . 1 . London : Watson . "We have here the first number of an enlarged series of the Spirit of Freedom . Having achieved more than a local name , the "TJxbridge'' 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
RETROSPECT AND PROSPECT . Dear Reader , —When you used to read , of the Amerioan War , and the stormy days that cradled the young . Eepublic of tho West ; when , with strained eyes , aud agonised heart , you pored over the records of thefirst French Revolution , and listened to the mighty speeches with which the great souls of ' 93 stirred the heart ofthe 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 time , and oft we have yearned to change our own smooth existence for the storm and strife ofetber days ; and oh ! how the heart leaped within us , when February , 1848 , burBt 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 as proclaimed ! " Oh ! joyfof joys _^ _tjeiumphtof ? triumphs _U . _wer-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 , !"¦ _- . 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 treat hopes have gone down . By force and fraud , as 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 the crowning catastrophe ! Eloquent and energetic articles on "Labour and the Poor , " "Liberty , " & c , together with two new poetical effusions of Mr . Masssey ' s—fiercely Ted—will be found in this number .
The Operatives' Free Press. Conducted By...
The Operatives' Free Press . Conducted by "Working Men . New Series . No . 1 . Cambridge : J . Nicholls , Fitzroy-street ; London : Watson . Another " newseries , " 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 oh " Priestcraft , " "The Labour Question , " " Church and State , " & c , make up 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 dragchain on the car , of . Progress , impeding its advance ; and till it he removed , what guarantee have Reformers that their zeal ana energy , in the cause of freedom , will avail ? None . Knowledge is bower" in this as in all past ages ; and when
knowledge is possessed by the few only , the many must looE 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 of the earth shall possess it , and 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 light of intelligence does not shine into the understandings and . the hearts of the masses . ,
Thechampion, Published At Ashton-Nnder-L...
TheChampion , published at _Ashton-nnder-Lyne , - and by Hey wood , Manchester , continues its honest and earnest advocacy of the rights of the Working Classes generally , and of the Factory-workers in particular .
Cooper's Journal. Mr. Thomas; Cooper Has...
Cooper ' s Journal . Mr . Thomas ; Cooper has commenced a new weekly periodical ; very neatly printed , and exceedingly cheap .
A Protectionist Meeting Was Held On Mond...
A Protectionist Meeting was held on Monday at Thorpe-le-Soken , Essex , Sir John Tyrrell , Bart ., M . P . was present , hut Major Beresford , M . P ., was unable to attend , on account of serious indisposition . Mr . Thomas Nunn , of Manningtree , was called to the chair , and strong ariti-free-trade resolutions were adopted . * "'•' _.-A Speedt and _Effectdai . Cose ov a _Ssvmely Bboisbd Ankle ot Hoimwai _' _s _OfflTMStiT .-Extract of a letter from Mr . H . Watkinson _. of the Spalding 'Free Press , 'dated Feb : 19 th , 184 S , to Profossor Holloway . —Sir , a youth in our employment , knocked his ankle thatthe most _dangerous symptoms were brought on thereby , rendering him tetany unable to walk or attend to bis duties . Many preparatioM were applied , but all to no effect j at last he had recourse to yourInvaluable Ointment , when by the use or a singlt pot , his ankle was perfectly cured , and the boy became as attire ia walking and working as he was before the disaster . . .. 77 _^ .. ( Signed ) U . WA * aM _*« Sf ,
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5 _SUNSIIITOAND SHADOW ;; A TALE OP v . _THBvNrKETEMTH GMTIJRY . .. _> BT THOMAS MARTIN WHBK 1 _. BB , „ . Late _^ eoretary to the National Ch arter Association 1 and National Land Company .
Chamer XXXVII . , By Mary ' s side , her hand in his , "Her Husband knoeleth , _< Andfrom that hand his heartfelt kiss " : Still to her ripe cheek _stealeth . But Sorrow pales' it ' s wonted hue-She . feels not now the thrill , 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 , " we parti but yofc one Hope our severed souls wdl cheer , And all the past we most regret ,
Shall chase away the future fear . Oh' ! ' while in distant lands I toil , An Exile breathing Freedom ' s sigh , Th y -. thoughts , liko dew , shall bless the soil , _Thy-. lovo , like stars , smile from the sky . And never , love , believe me , never Did those who through all changes bore The heart unchanging—fate so sever But that they met— -we'll meet—once moro ! " I do not say , 'Be true to me , ' " I know that deep and tender heart ! ' * I only " tell thee— ' Live to see " How lov'd—how . truly . lov'd- —thou art _!' , "Oh ! what _areyears to ' those whose thought Can bear them o ' er the gulph of space . By grief itself my soul hath bought Tho right to fly to this embraco ! _Metkinks , if when , once more we meet ;'
The form be bowed , the locks be thin ;' _H _Tisbutthyiwelcomeeyestogreet , ' , ;""' .- " . To light Youth ' s . camp once more within . ! Age is not niade-for us ! No ! all iTfiePast defies _' . itswitheringbreath ! The snows of Time on Love may fall , 'A iid onl y ¦ warm thei soil beneath . ; Well wcep- _^ weep on ! fbr hearts like bu " rs , "'; Me _thinksi . 'tisysometimes wisefo . weep ! _j'Eor if _oiiiv love had flowed o ! er flowers , si / It n _& erJiad _neena _streaniiso'doep ! '/ _KJqj ' the , " Fancy _^ most . beguiles , , r _Tis . Qriefthat to th _& hearts ' endures : Oli _l-slight the love which springs from smiles , To that which-has been _nurst in tears ! 'V He -ceased—for , many feelings rushed Upon hira , and all language hushed , _' :: ' _- ' _^ 77 ' ' \ . t _~ 77 ' 7- Lytton . Bulwer .
Return we tothehomeof Arthur Morton ; the language eyen- of the poet fails to describe the parting scene , 'when forced b _^ ' imperious necessity he bade a long , yet hurried ' . '' adieu , to the wifeof 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 , overflowing with love towards all mankind ; but which mankind rejecting with scorn , 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 mourn his absence , all the ties of memory , all the consecrations of regret , wind themselves round her heart , and . issue forth after
the companionless Exile . " Her only consolation is her child 4 rher : 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 riot all desolate . Child as she is , she is loved , yea almost worshipped , by her Mother ; for the tones of her . voice vibrate on her heart , and remind her of him who is ! abgent ; they havethe 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 of yet
presenting the child _; to the rather . 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 . She is thoughtful and serious beyond her years , yet at time 3 the _joyousness of childhood will burst forth ; j 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 ehe despairs not , her Husband is still a [ Wanderer , ' but she hears of his welfare ' , though at distant intervals ; arid the _knowledge that he is free , cheers her in her loneliness . Respected by a humorous circle of Democratic
acquaintance , their kindness in procuring her employment , protects her from actual _, wants , and she has been to 6 much inured to , the . common hardships of the poor to repine needlessly at her lot ; the enthusiastic visions of her youth are not all fled ; she still rejoices in the name ofa 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 4 ia" martyrs . From her lips ' " wo have gained much information relative to the earlier career of her husband , and have listened . with no common feelings to her lifelike descripti 6 n . _fif _^^^ arkh , ou rs . of their period , of ad ? _ersit _$£ _waMfhave _^ l _^^^^ _highermotions of .-woman ' s _fortifMe'TaW _' w ' oman s
devotion , than we had hitherto imbibed . Oh , how much of 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—triumphs over temptatibri—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 ot a human heart , yet all in nature that 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 battleof 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—ifr-we . look with a calm and a stoical eyoupon the , scenes and actors by which we ara 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 , m commerce , in religion , andin politics—all prosper ia proportion to the downfall they occasion others . The snider lives b y entrapping the fly . the
manufacturer thrives by _impoverwhingthe 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 . iWhen you meet with a solitary exception to tnis great rule , you meet with a man whom the rest agree to trample under their feet , as aii 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 enongh to make man doubt tha 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 ; ia the intoxication of love , and iri 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 iis not dwell too harshly oh the fault , if fault it be , for a desperation too powerful for humanity to cope with , unpolled him onward , and years of remorse have wiped away the crime . Suroly , there must be ' something iri virtue more potent than our riioralists 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 rocking in the shock of that earthquake which threatens to swallow up all that is pure , generous and noble in humanity . If it is a phantom of which _theyareinpursuitjitis a glorious : deception , outvieing in power the noblest conceptions of reality . There is "
, a majesty , in extreme misery , when the mind foils ' not with the fortune , which cannot bo looked upon without emotion ; arid it was a glorious sight to see that youthful couple battling with misr fortune , and proving victorious ; ' oven 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 aB in the hour of its creation—the depths of misery had but Berved to render still more strong the ties which hound them . to each other . Looking in vain for supportfromtho world ; they flung themselves more devotedly into the arms of each othor , and _when the storm beat loudest , they drew , close together , until their hearts , became one .. Then owne
A Protectionist Meeting Was Held On Mond...
the shock which rent them ai _'undeiv andi it meeds no delineation to picture its forct' ; " mi * the _* _ajae hope , arid the same devotion , whici _* i hidi _hitheisto _supported-4 hem , vfailcd them not _ereni'ini this- dread trial ; and they _haveiyet _confidence fclinti they' shall again meet in happiness , and share ' rat / hat ' national jubilee , which shall commemorrte _ths'don'n & ll of oppression , ' arid the annihilation of _tboae- _' soeial conventionalities which havei bowed the' _' ] iislrt » tbe unjust , and the virtuous to the adepts _invhei-wlricb have caused , man to doubt the _supremacjuofigooi nessj and shaken his faith in the glorious dbetrine of progression ; _forgetting ; the great fact that rthbngb ' virtue cannot shield us from the ills of fate , _iliatrits power can support us under them , ' and soften their
_roughestaspersities . , ;; Gentle reader , our tale is ended . For nine Iteng montlis wo have held weekly _coirimunings with _youj , and have endeavoured—though feebly—to depict one of yourselves struggling against the power of adverse circumstances ; his fate is still enveloped in darkness , what the mighty womb of time may bring forth we know not . The spirit of despotism is still in the ascendant , and wo still bow beneath its influence ; but all hope is not lost , the _earth still labours in tho pangs of travail , and will ' _oYo long give birth to a new and better era ; the spirit of freedom is ' again taking wing . Men walk wistfully abroad , and hold their breath in the deep ponderings of suspense . Theso are not the hours to waste in Idle dalliance ; we . must be up arid doing , or _, when the time comes , we shall again be fotnd unprepared . In quitting bur simple tale , we seem like parting with friends , and with these reflections delay the minute of
final separation . Wo have ; endeavoured to prove that Chartism is not allied with base and vicious feelings ; but that it is thc offsDring of high , and generous inspirations—that it look ' s not to self but to mankind ; that whilst working for the Present , it holds the future in its grasp , that it is founded upon justico arid true to nature , arid , therefore , must ultimately prevail . We might have made our tale more interesting to many , by drawing more largely froih the regions of romance , but our object was to combine a History of Chartism , ; with the details of our story . We might have maile it more piquant , by delinoating the portraits of the active minds in the movement , but for this the time has not yet arrived ; written under unfavourable circumstances ,, its failings must be forgiven ; it hath wiled away many an hour that _niight have been occupied with unpleasant retrospections , , and if it hath ainusetf 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 Muin 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 _higheu class , 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 , and the false tone of its morality , it is a play which rarely fails to tell on the stage . Its rapid succession of incidents , effective ' situations , and dialogue which , spite of its sentiment alisms , has many strokes of genuine comedy , keep alive the attention
from the first scene to the last , and we feel an interest for the roue Harry : Dornton . against our better judgment . It is easily acted , besides ; requiring little more than vivacity and a moderate share of intelligence . _Thejsharacter 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 and mariners of the character were not able to conceal the ease and grace of the actress . The scenes of flirtationbetween 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 . Einery . 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 tbe intriguing soubreite to admiration . Altogether , tbe 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 . Sir , —Perceiving from your paper that a large sum has been latel y [ raised in aid of female emigration , _ . applicable in 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 arid general superintendence . ofV this emigration will aeyolve .- _/? Lhbpe _^ herefbr _# _tiiftt _^^ licity to the enclosed extract from a " letter recently received from Mr . _iBroolces' King ; -a-graduate ; of Canibridge , who was appoirited rih _\ Fe _^ the recommendation ofthe' Colonisation : Society ,- ; to theoflice of religious teabher _^ _buibbard . the James _Gibb emigrant ship , bound _; fbr > _aew . SouthiWales : — ; ' v _bffSydaey ; June 11 _^ 810 . < 7 There wero shocking scenes _bh- 'boardi : c 6 ntinUedati tempts at mutiny , only put'do _^ by the ' strong _ai-rn , and threats of the pistol ; while' _thV-coarse' indecency ; bf the women'was riiost revolting . _, ' : _My'idea * bf _ad'emigrarit ' _shipS
from what I ' _. have seen and heard since oiir arrival , ( our own is a favourable ¦ instance , from the strict discipline mairitairied , ) is that it is tho hotbed of vice and brutality . The lowest prostitutes from the streets of London , with othersof doubtful character , are found mixed with a few poor innocent girls , who find themselves pent up with such characters as these ; the men ; poor brohen-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 crew ofthe—— have been imprisoned on arrival here , it being found that they had paired off with 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 case iu 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 .
Emigration. To Tub Editor Of The Norther...
EMIGRATION . TO TUB EDITOR OF THE NORTHERN STAR . Sir , —As there are so many inducements held out to the working mon of England to emigrate to our Colonies , I have thought it my duty to respectfully request you to insert , man 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 a resident of Sydney , New South Wales , and the proprietor of Tht People ' Advocate and A av 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 , arid I can assure you at the present time there are hundreds of men walkiug about here totally unable to obtain employment . That this is anno 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 tbe country is compelled to groan under the base government of Downing-street . I wish you would make these thing * known , as the people are under the greatest delusion with respect to things here . Such , sir , is the statement made by my friend , and I have no doubt as to its truth . I am quite favourable to emigration , providing the right persons -were sent ; and if it fell to my lot to make tbe
selection , it would be made after the following form , viz . *—aU the Parsons , because they are not only useless , but Vvery mischievous . ' All the Lawyers , because their trade is to mystify that which ought to be clear and indisputable . Threefourths ofthe Doctors might accompany th & m , as a very few only would be required when th » people were taught to live in aocbrdanco with natural laws . And as for the Aristocracy , with very few exceptions , their services could be easily dispensed with . But for Working Men to leave the land of thoir birth , and tear asunder all early associations ,, is what I cannot agree with , until some necessity U shown for such a procedure ; but while we have thousands of acres of land lying waste that ; cannot be . I am , Sir , yours respectfully , Jambs Swsei .
Tne Chemist, For 1 October, In An Artiol...
TnE Chemist , for October , in an artiolo on the Metropolitan Hospitals , says : — " That in a piece of ground in the rear of the London Hospital is dug a large hole , and when as many bodies have been disseoted as will fill coffins enough to lay within two or three feet ofthe surface , a clergyman comes at about nine o ' clock in tho morning—somewhat ashamed , doubtless , to meet the numbers which a _* _* ' * la "" Ser hour might congregate—arid , performs the ceremony _; but whether : ho i 9 committing 'dear brothers or sisters , ' or a due admixture of both , 'to the ground / we leave to those who have the job of making up thee * packing cases , of human flesh , "
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¦ _Danoebous Power : _OF-EKbiisn / JuDOES . —As to judicial " _comipiion , ; all " great ' placeftieri " being not only each , man a judge . inhis own cause , hiitknithy community of sinister interest , in , a leaguo . _with' the majority _^' of the others , impunity , universal impunity , has been the constant , arid notorious result . Among the members of this league , are the highest judges , No illusion , therefore , was ever more complete , than that which trumpets forth' _^ he purity of English _jftdges .- No set of men is there , whose interest , _ias-farasdepeiidsBpbn law / has beeri rendered more ; hostile to _: their _iW impunity , coupled with _su _«
; peraw pront , are- the principal features by which ¦ thev are _distmguMedfrom the riiost corrupt that ican be formed any where else . The only obstacle [ that pseTentsan _^ _English judge from being ' as cor * xupt as a Spanish , a Russian _, or a Turkish judge , is ithe Itberfcy of the press - ; and as far as _jvdgeZade kuv eallcd eommon law , is any thing ; ' there is no liberty , of the press but wbart is contrary to law - and without violation of law may be crashed at any time . —Jeremy Bentham . ; ' The Matob of an English efty put forth anadver _^ tisement previous to the races , ? ' that nogeritleman will be allowed to ride on the , course , except the horses that are to run !"
_Sossbth Medals . —Notwithstanding all the precautions of the police , " Kossuth medals " have been introduced into Hungary . They are considered by the Magyar patriots as of inestimable value . On ono Bide is a likeness of Kossuth ; with this inscription : — " Louis Kossuth , born 27 th April , 1806 "~ on the reverse are seen the republican arms of Hungary . The medal is folded up in a paper containing a short biography of the celebrated dictator . , New _YeakVPuddino . —Cover the bottorii of a baking dish with thin slices of stale bread buttered , with the crust cut off .-strew it over thickly with
mince meat , then put another layer of bread and butter , cover this again with mince meat , and so on till your - dish is filled ; pour a good-thick unboiled eugtard over all , and bake it for an Hour , or more , according to size . , Kind—very- !—A certain fashionable , but' very Eenurious physician , at Bristol , being roused from is slumber one cold and stormy night , went , ' after some hesitation to the window and asked , "Who ' s there ? " ' A friend , ' . ' was the answer . " What do you want ? " ' < _-Want to stay here all night . " " ¦ S tay thore ; then t" was the' benevolent doctor ' s ¦
repiy . •¦ - - . . ; - - _> ,. ; v-, ; . Cathedrals asd Bishops . —It is useless , nay mischievous , to disguise what all the world knowsthat cathedrals , with their riohly-endowed canonrieg , are mainly subservient not to the godliness o £ the _dioceseSj . but to the worldlinessof the diocesans ; that in them bishops raised to the bench threugh family connexion or political interest , find the means of providing for their families and _hungers on—of securing to them the continued _enjoymeafe of that luxurious and wordly style of living to which they have become inured under the ;» r . oof _qf the episcopal palace . —John Bull ( Church papir . ) Irish Pens . —Ari Irish Justice , in' 16 & l , ; _'baving occasion to write the word " usage" coritrixed to
, spell it without using a single letter of tKei r drigbal word ; his improved orthography was- " yowzitch . " When some remarks were made on similar feats , htt said that " nobody could spell with pens made from Irish geese . " ¦•'¦ ¦ "" Two old gentlemen were complimenting , each other oil their habits of temperance ! * " Did yo « 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 . " '' Statu of Dublin . —Day after day property is de _« preeiating in Dublin . Houses that formerly were considered cheap at ton years' purchase , are now willingly leased without a premium to any tenant that can ho found to pay the ground rent and taxes .
Other houses that used to Jot 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 , 600 . . A barrister , a few years ago , purchased several houses in the neighbourhood of Summerhill , with the idea that they would produce a hand « some income . He sank all his ready cash in the purchase , What was the consequence ? The libuses , iri a short time , became so valueless' that they did not pay the taxes ; he lost his purchase money , and was compelled to take the benefit of the Insolvent Act . The stately mansions in
_Mountpy-square , Merrion-square , and Gardiner-street , have met almost the same fate . Dublin is , in fact , likely to become one big mendicity house . Scottish PnoNouNcuTiON . —It is painful to hear 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 any one read the Song of Moses in the Book of Exodus ,-and he will see how beautiful it is when pronounced full . English clergymen never contract such words in reading Scriptures . —Scotch Reformers' _Qazette . . ....
_ Absubd Revbrence op Bank Passing Away . —It is true that in countries where _the-mass ' of the E ' ebple ' are ignorant and servile ; the . existence of a igber and worshipped rank tends to keep them from outrage . . _IHnfuses a . sentiment of awe _. jyhich p fevehts , more o r ] _te lsbment ... . But . it is worthy of remark / -that - the means of ke epiri' _| : brder > in one : 3 tate of society ,- may become the . _chieitexejt _^^ ordbr in _^ ribther ; rah * _ff t ' ocracyAnd'hi gh rank . ; -In rude ages , -this _, keeps the people down ; but when the people , by degrees , have risen to * some consciousness of their rights arid essential equality with the rest ofthe race , . the awe of rankniiturally subsides , arid passes into
suspicfon , "jealousyV and sense of injury , arid a disposition to _resiat . The . very institution which _^ once restrairied _. nowprovokes : _^ hrbriglithis _^^ prbcess the world is now passing . : The strange illusion that a riian , because he wears a garter or aribbbri _} brl was bbrn to a title , belongs to another ' _- ' rac ' e ' '"' is * fad ! ng away ; and society must pass through a series of revolutions , silent or bloody , until a more natural order _takoi place of distinctions which grew originally out of forco . 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 . —Channing ' s Lectures on the . Elevation ofthe Labouring portion of the community .
The Marylebone baths and washhouses on tha 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 tubs , with a separate drying-closet for each , and a large ironingroom . . The Quaker , and _thb Officer , —Mr . Gurney ( Mrs . Fry ' s father ) was a strict preserver of his game . Upon one occasion , when walking in his
park , he heard a shot fired in a _neighbouring wood ; he hurried to . the spot , and his naturally placid temper was considerably ruffled on seeing a young officer , with a pheasant at his feet , deliberately reloading his gun . At the young man , however , replied to his rather warm expressions by a polite apology , Mr . Qurnoy ' s warmth was somewhat allayed ; but he could not refrain from asking the intruder what he would do if he caught a man trespassing on his premises . " 1 would ask him to luncheon , " was the reply . The serenity of this impudence was not to be resisted . —Memoirs , of Sir T . F . Buxton .
A Sukderlaxd captain , who was lately in _Eussia , received there a copy of the Sunderland Herald , but all the-articles relating to Hungary , Austria , or Russia , were cut out by the authorities , and the amount of postage was 33 . 6 d . . _MouMomiE Mia _^ _cLESs—If . gome ingenious medicine vendor would prepare a dose under the name of ¦ " Oil of Mormon , " and procure the writer of the following letter to concoct the necessary " testimonials , " his fortune would be made .. The letter , which was written in _Leicestershire _i and bears date November 14 th , ISafl , wo copy ftom the Leicester Merewry . ' — "Dear Brother George i was glad __ to ear that you was all well i write a ' few lines to inform _, vou what i did bv the nour of trod November 4
Sister Eagerly came to mee about eleven o ' cloek at night and sed her boy was Bad' ofthe colere " uperds and downads fear 2 hours i gave im a sup of oile and anointed him and praid ovec him and hee was instantly made well Br © older came to mee on Tusday night hee worked at the ebal pit he dropfc about a fianderd of coin on , _hisinstept and was very lame- i anointed it and in tea- _minits he cud walk as weel as over and he gave god iho _prais _astil the Prist _casae on thirsday night he ad a gathirn in hie ear ami it gatherd and broke every day for this last twenty years ' idropt a littlo oil inandpraid he is now well anothercase on wensday a girl thirteen had a bad harm t " ie doctor said she wood get no beMer this winter meo and Elder claten was sent to . hir" i anointed hir harm and now it is better i " _gaptibed Seve _* last Sunday and confirmed too wo . are going osi well ear wo have took Saint ans ' ohaBel and a * a going to , open it on Sunday ¦ brother
Reuben br _& kworth of wales will address the meeting hira that was deef and dum now ho can ear and ta " i " S i have herd im at ison _giceon a tusday night voad this over at your meeting audi pray to go d '© . Bless all the Saints at Longwatton and elsewom - i remain your loving brother in the •; . . gospel , _Eldkh Newhold . " Tub Church ok Enoiaxd . —Why is tha Church of England to bo nothing bufc . a collection of beggars and bishops 1—The Right Rev . "Dives in the palaoe , and Lazurus in _ordora at _thogato , doctored hy dogs , and comforted by crumbs ?—Rsv Sydney Smith . _ABELLRiNCEn in Norwich has succeedod to property to an amount entitling him to be _considerea . one of the wealthiest commoners of Great _ Uritam . aehanbery suit havirig terminated m his fawn at length , notwithstanding all "the law s delays . A wit -said' that cold cheese ia better than cold , _steel" -be _« _auae it ii wightier . thau _the _swora .
Northern Star (1837-1852), Jan. 5, 1850, page 3, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ns/issues/ns3_05011850/page/3/