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. Come hither, gentle aister,
And raise me In the bed
Now place yourself behind me,
And press thia weary bead
For I have much to tell you,
When all are fast asleep
You need not be alarmed . u
Though I ahould wildly weep.
There now, rpi .tiicely settled.
And we are all alone,
With nothing to diatresa ua
But the wintry wind's sad moan,
And the flickering of that taper,
Where a winding-sheet I see
Ah! death, that comes too soon to some,
Brings happiness to me.
I've placed me, dearest sister,
That you may not mark my face
And yet the tale I have to tell
Knows nothing of disgrace.
But weeks have grown to the months, dear;
And mouths have swelled to years,
Since first I had within my heart
This fountain of aad tear. "
Do you remember, darling,
An eve in leafy June 1 s
The sun had set in crimson light,
And gentle rose the moon.
We wandered by the river'e aide
Henry our friend waa there,
You surely mustremomber it
That sunset waa so fair.
Your heart is wildly beating
I feel each heavy throb!
Oh ! lay me on the pillow
I'll give back aob for sob!
I long thought that he -loved me
That eve I heard him aay
That you were all the world to him
Oh ! turn not thus away.
But let me tell you all, dear,
Whilst life and strength remain
I know he is returning
To visit you again ;
I pray for happiness to both
But would that I were dead,
And laid in shrouded slumber
In the churchy aid's quiet bod!
Now, fare thee well, sweet aister!
The dawn is cold and grey
OU ! ope that gloomy casement
Thut my soul may pass sway!
The cocka are crowing loudly
The world begins to wake
Oh ! take me to your bosom,
I knew my heart would break! Arion.
HISTOBY OF FRIXCE LOUIS NAPOLEON.
His First Revolutionary Attempt Surrender
Sent to tht United States Return to
France Imprisonment in th Fortress of
Hani Escape and Subsequent Career
Tt is hettW to dite a kinz than live a
prince," said Napoleon, in 1806, to bii bro
ther Louis, when he forced him to accept
the crown of Holland.- The fourth and fa
vorite son of Madame Mere, (as Napoleon
willed that his mother should be canea,)
Tuis fpnrpd cxnnsin? his feeble constitu
tion to the damp atmosphere of reclaimed
marshes, intersected Dy stagnant canais, ana
he preferred his books to a place among the
kingvassals of Imperial France. Not whig
wife, Hortensia Beauharnais, the daughter
of Josephine, by her first marriage, and the
inhetiterof her mother1 Creole impetuosity
and daring ambition. She prevailed upon
her husband to mount the Dutch throne,
and naming her youngest son after the step,
fathpr. Nanoleon. she ever tauzht him that
it was ''better to die a King than to Jive a
Prince." Twice he has been thwarted in
his attempts to grasp the imperial sceptre
urriili Km 11 n rl wielded with such blood V
sway, but 'now that he has been called to
the Presidential chair, it will ne an easy
matter to put on the Imperial Purple. Be
thia na it mav. it will not be amiss, at the
present stae of his power, to review his
. ... . 1 . 1 ... !..JMn In,
past me, tnai every rentier nray ju"s
himself of the new President's capability to
rpstnre nermanent ouiet to France.
Napoleon Louis was born in Paris on the
20th A pril, 1 80S", and was christened Charles
Louis Bonaparte, though be signs his name
ft a up o-ive it. Nanoleon. who was his god
father, always showed a great partiality for
him, as did the Empress Louisa, viueen
Hortensia's oldest son .was mysteriously
killed in Italy, during a revolutionary at
tempt, and she educated Napoleon Louis
with doubled affection, at tne unateau oi
A renenberg, in Switzerland. .Exiled from
France, she thirsted for revenge- upon the
Bourbons, and instilled into the.mind of
her son that he was destined to uphold the
hnnnr nf hia name, to Dunish the persecu
tors ol his family, and open to his country
some way to tnat glory wnicn n ever pur.
sues, like an ignitfatuut. -..,
Prince Louis made his first revolutionary
attempt in 1836, when he succeeded in se
curing the offices of the strongly fortified
town of Strasbourg, to his interests, and laid
a plan which is pronounced bold, and well
understood. The Alsacian democrats were
first to be gained over, by holding out to
them a prospect of a fair convocation of the
people; the garrison of Strasbourg was to
be captivated by the cry of "Vivt PEnpt
reur!" the citiiens were to be summoned
to liberty, the young men of the schools to
arm, the Amparts were to be ntrasted to
the keeping of the national guards, and then
the Prince was to anarch at the head of the
soldiers to Paris. . ; ". " !
Unfortunately for the' Prince, he lost
his way, and led his partisans into a long
court, mistaking it for an adjoining street.
He was then sent 'to the. United States
where it was understood that be was to re
main ten years, but long ere the expiration
of this period of exile he returned to Europe.
Louis Phillippe protested against his re
maining in Switzerland, where he himself,
when an exile, had been hospitably shel
tered, but the descendants of Tell refused to
give him up, and a war was on the point of
breaking out, when the Prince, for the sake
of maintaining peace left for England.
, He again attempted to revolutionize
France by the magic of his name, and land
ed at Boulogne in ant English steamer, ac
companied by Gen. Montholon and a few
others who had served under ,)iis Imperial
uncle. An eagle lit on hi head aa he un
furled the tri-colored flag when he stepped
on the shore, which was regarded as an
auspicious omen, though it has since ap
peared that the bird had been regularly
trained to alight on the Prince's hat, where
a piece of beef-steak rewarded him. The
invasion failed and was in fact a mad, ill
The prince was taken prisoner, rnd lock
ed up in the old fortress of Ham, a gloomy
pile built by Louis XI. He remained a
prisoner here for some vears, and we have
often heard Dr. Brewster, (of Norwich, Ct.,)
who used to pay him a denial visit Iwice a
year, speak of him as a handsome, well-in
formed man. Once, Dr. Brewster said,
while walking on a bastion of the fortress
with the Prince, a sentry presented arms.
"See," said the Prince, "how the soldiers
love me. That poor fellow will be sen
tenced to six days in the black hole for that
act of military respect, yet I am positive I
snail never pass a t reach soldier who does
not salute the nephew and namesake of
Louis Phillippe was well aware of the
popularity the Prince enjoyed among the
troops and refused to listen to any of his
petitions for release. In 1846 he heard
that his father was dying, and begged to be
permitted to visit him at Florence, promi
sing to return to his prison. He could not
solten Louis Phillippe's heart, so he escaped
in tne disguise ol a workman, and ve copy
his own account of his flight, in a letter to
"My dear M. Degeorge, My desire to
see father once more in this world made me
attempt the boldest enterprise I ever enga
ged in. It required more resolution and
courage on my part than at Strasburg and
Boulogne, for I was determined not to sub
mit to the ridicule that attaches to those
who are arrested escaptns under a disguise,
and a failure I could not have endured.
The following are the particulars of my es
cape: xou know that the fort was guarded by
400 men, who furnished daily 60 soldiers,
placed as sentries outside the walls. More
over, the principal gate of the prison guard
ed Dy three gaolers, two of whom were con
stantly on duty. It was necessary that I
should first elude their vigilance, after
wards traverse the inside-court, before the
windows of the commandant's residence ;
and arriving there, I should be obliged to
pass by a gate which was guarded by sol
diers. Not wishing to communicate my design
to any one, it was necessary to disguise my
self. As several rooms in the part of the
building I occupied were undergoing re
pairs, it was not difficult to assume the dress
of a workman. My good and faithful valet,
Charles Thelin, procured a smock frock,
and a pair of sabots (wooden shoes) and
after shaving off my moustaches, I took a
plank on my shoulders.
On Monday morning I saw the work
men enter, at half past eight o'clock.
Charles took them some drink, in order that
I should pot meet any of them on my pas
sage He was also' t,o call one of the gar.'
dims (turnkeys) whilst Dr. Conneau con
versed . with the other. Nevertheless, I
had scarcely got out of my room, before I
was accosted by a workman, who took me
for one of his comrades, and, at the bottom
of the stairs, I found myself in front of the
keeper. Fortunately, I placed the plank I
was carrying belore my face, and succeed'
ed in reaching the yard. Whenever I pas
sed a sentinel, or any other person, I al
ways kept the plank before my face.
Passing before the first sentinel, I let my
plank fall, and stopped to pick up the bits.
There I met the officer on duty, but, as he
was reading a letter, he paid no attention to
me. The soldiers at the guard-house ap
peared surprised at my dress, and a drum
mer turned round several times to look at
me. I next met some workmen who look,
ed very attentively at me. I placed the
plank before my face, but they appeared to
be so curious that I thought 1 should never
escape them, until I heard tbern cry, 'Ob !
it h Bernard V
Once outside, I walked quickly towards
the road of St, Quentin. Charles, who, the
day before, bad engaged a carriage, shortly
overtook me,- and we arrived at St. Quen.
tin.' . 1 passed through the town on foot,
after having tliroWn off my smock frock.
Charles procured a post chaise, under pre.
text of going to Cambrai. We arrived
without meeting with any obstacles, at Va
lenciennes, where I took the railway. I
had procured a Belgian passport, but no
where was I asked to show it.
.D.uTing my escape, Dr. Conneau, always
so devoted to'me,'remafned in prison, and
caused them to believe I was ill, in order
to give roe time to reach the frontier. It
was necessary to be convinced that the Go
vernment would never set me at liberty be
fore I cquld be persuaded to quit France, if
I would nof consent to dishonor myself.
It was also' a matter of duty that I should
exert all my powers to be able to console
my father in bit oldre. - j
Adieu, my dear M. Degeorge ; although
tree, 1 feel myself to' be most unhappy
Receive the assurance of my sincere friend
ship, aad, If job are able, endeavor to be
useful to my kind Conneao.' uim Napo-leok."
From Vatenciennes he went to London,
where he was much petted by the aristoc
racy, and in June was elected a Represen
tative to the National Assembly from the
city of Paris. He immediately addressed a
circular letter to his constitnents, pledging
himself to unite his "efforts with those of
his colleagues to re-establish order, credit
and labor ; to secure peace abroad, to con
solidate democratic institutions, and to re
concile interests which now appear hos
tile, because parties are struggling against
each other, instead of working to one com
mon end tbe grandeur and prosperity of
. Lamartine looked upon the Prince with
greatjealpusy aftef his election, and some
drunken ctuients having cried uVxvt JVapo
eon," he endeavored to dignify them into a
faction. Ha asserted that the Prince was
aiming at the throne, and proposed in the
National Assembly that the laws of 1816
and 1832 forbidding the entry of any of the
Bonaparte family into France, should be
enforced against Prince Louis.
The motion was received by the Assem
bly, but the next morning it was resolved,
in direct opposition to the formal opinion
of Lamartine and his colleagues, that the
"citizen Louis Bonaparte should not be pro
scribed, but permitted to take his seat in
the National Assembly." He made his ap
p"arance in the hall in a few days after,
wards, and has conducted himself with more
moderation as a Representative than his
previous rash conduct would lead one lo
The Prince has occupied rooms at the
Rhine Hotel, in the Place Vendome, and
his windows looked upon the column raised
to commemorate his Imperial Uncle's vio
tories. Here he has received visits from
all the surviving remnant of that army who
followed the tn-color in triumph through
Europe, and perhaps arranged his plans for
a restoration of the Empire Francais! The
adherents of Louis Phillippe all aided him
some say because they wished to see a
monarchy re-eslablished, and thought it
would be easy to oust him others think
that he has promised to make the young
Count de Paris his heir, having no legiti
mate children himself.
But his great support has been from the
people, who have plaster busts of the Em
peror in their humble dwellings, and prints
of his conquests in their workshops. They
have been governed by their predilections
for a great name which was after all, a
curse to France and to Europe and they
will be equally willing to throw up their
caps and cry Vive Napoleon II.
. From the Anthentrum.
HEART'S CHILL BETWEEN.
I did not chide him, though I knew
That he was false to me.
Chide the exalting of the dew,
The ebbing of the sea.
The fading of a rosy hue
But not inconstacy,
Why strive for love when love is o'er 1
Why bind restive heart 1
He never knew the pain I bore
In saying, "We must part;
Let us be friends and nothing more."
Oh, woman's shallow art !
But it i over, it is done
I hardly heed it now;
So many weary year have run
Since then, I think not how
Things might have been, but greet each bne
With an unruffled brow.
What time I am where others be,
My heart seems very calm
Stone calm ; but if all go from me,
There come a vague alarm,
A ehrinklrtg in the memory
From aome forgotten' harm.
And often through the long, long night,
Walking when none are near,
I fuel my heart beat feet with fright,
Yet know not what I tear,
Oh, how I long to see the light,
And the sweet birds to hear!
To have the aun upon my face,
To look up through the tree,
To walk forth in the opeu space
And listen to the breeze
And not to dream the burial place
la clogging my weak knees.
Sometimes I cannot weep nor pray,
But am half atupiSed t
And then all those who see me aay
Mine eyes are opened wide
And that my wits seem gone a way (
Ah, would that I had died.
Would I could die and be at peace,
Or, living could forget!
My grief nor grows, nor doth decree ae.
But ever is and yet
Methinka, now, that all this shall cease
Before tbe sun shall Set. - c. a. a.
Silver Mimes. lo, the Swedish official
naner of Oct. S7th. it is Mated that the work
ins; men employed Jp, tbe King's mine, in
Norwav. found a lumo of pure native silver
weighing 208 pounds and that on tbe 6th of
October another lump of silver, weighinga
lbs. was dus out of the same mine. It is a
fact worthy to be recorded, that twenty fears
ago this mine was ottered lor sale in Lonaoo
for 110.000 but the capitalists of that day
bad not sufficient confidence in the mines to
A FauiTrci, Vim. The Rev. J. P. Mo.
Colley,of Milford, Del. says,' that from a sinf
gle pumpkin vine that came op voluntarily lo
bia garden lal Spring, bt gathered thirty -si
pumpkins, weighing altogether fuur hundred
and ninety-six pounds, and were all perfect)
matured. Tlrey were the old yellow pumj
S AMI EL CHILTON, THE WONDERFUL
SLEEPER. ' -
Samuel Chilton, an inhabitant of the village
of Tinsbury, near Dath, was a laborer of a
robust habit of body, though not corpulent,
and had reached the 25th year of his age.
When apparently in perfect health, he fell in
to a profound sleep on the 13th May, 1694,
and every method which was tried to rouse
him proved unsuccessful. His mother ascrib'
ed his conduct to sullenncss of temper ; and
dreflrlino- that Via wrtiilrl rlin nf hiinrrftr. Tllaced
within his reach bread and cheese and smalTJ
beer ; and though no person ever saw him
eat or drink during a whole month, yet the
food set before him was daily consumed. At
the end of a month he rose of his own ac
cord put on his elothesand resumed his usual
labors in the field.
After a lapse of nearly two years, namely,
on tho 9th of April, 1606. ho was again over
taken with excessive sleep. He was now
bled, blistered, cupped and scarified, and
the most irritating medicines applied exter
nally, but they were unable to rouso or even
to irritate him, and during a whole fortnight
he was never seen to open his eyes. He ate
however, as before, of the food that was pla
ced near him, but no person ever saw any of
those eels, though he was sometimes found
fast asleep with his mouth full of bread. In
this condition he lay ten weeks.
A singular change in his condition now
took plpoo. He lost entfrcly tho power of
eating; his jaws were set,' and his teeth so
closely clenched, that ecry attempt to force
open his mouth with instruments failed. Hav-ino-
jccidentally observed an opening in his
teetii, mad" by the action of (he tobacco-pipe
as usual with most great smokers, they suc
seeded in pouring somri tent wine into bis
throat through a quill. Duriiiorfy-stz days,
he subsisted on about three pints or i;vo quarts
At the end of seventeen weeks, viz., about
the seventh of August, ho awoke, dressed
himself, and walked about the room, being
himself perfectly unconscious that he had
slept more than one night. Nothing, indeed,
oould make him believe that he had slept so
long, till upon going to the fields he saw crops
of barley and oats ready for the sickle, which
he remembered were only sown when he
last visited them.
All hough his flesh was somowhat diminish
by so long a fast, yet he was said to look
brisker than he had ever done before. He
felt no inconvenience whatever from his long
confinement, and he had not the smallest re
collection of any thing that had happened.
He accordingly again entered upon his rural
occupations and continued to enjoy good health
till the morning of the 17th of August, 1697,
when he experienced a coldness and shiver
ing in bis back ; and after vomiting once or
twice, he agaiu fell into his former stats of
Dr. William Oliver, to whom we Owe tho
preservation of these remarkable facts hap
pened to be at Bath, and hearing of so singu
lar a case, set out ch the 23rd of August, to
inquire into its history. On his arrival at
Tinsbury, be found Chilton asleep, with bread
and cheese, and a cup of beer, placed on a
stool within his reach. His pulse was regu
lar, though a little too strong, and his respira
tion free. He was in a '-'breathing sweat,"
with an agreeable warmth over his body.
Dr. Oliver bawled into his eat, pulled his
shoulders, pinched his nose, stopped his nose
and mouth together, but notwithstanding this
rough treatment, he evinced no indications o"f
sensibility, fm pressed with the belief that
the whole was "a cheat," Doctor Oliver lifted
up his eyelids and found the eyeballs drawn
up in his eyebrows, and perfectly motionless.
He held a phial containing spirit of salamo
mac under one nostril for a considerable time
but though the doctor could not bear it for a
moment under his own nose without making
his eyes water, the sleeping patient was in
sensible to its pungency. The amouiucal
spirit was then thrown up his nostrils,' to the
amount of about half an ounce ; but though
it was "as strong almost as fire itself," it only
made the patient's eyelids shiver and trera
Thus baffled in every attempt to rouse him
our ruthless doctor crammed the same nostril
with the powder of white hellebore, and find
ing this equally inactive he was perfectly
convinced that na imposter could have have
remained insensible to such applications and
that Chilton was really overpowered with
lit the state in which Dr. Oliver left him,
various gentlemen from Bath went to see
him ; but his mother would not permit the
repetition of any experiments.
On the 2d of September, Mi. Woolmer, an
experienced apothecary, went to see him, and
finding his pulse pretty high, he took 14 ounces
of blood from his arm ; but neither the open
ing of the vein, nor during the flow of the
blood, did he make the smallest movement.
- la consequence of his mother removing to
another house, Chilton was carried down stairs
when in this fit of solemnoleney. His head
aooidently struck against a stone and received
such a severe blow, that it was much cut ;
but he gave no indication whatever of hav
ing felt the blow. Dr. Oliver ag'ain visited
him in his new bouse ; and after trying some
of his former stimulants, he saw a gentlemaa
who accompanied him run a large pin into
the arm of Chiltn, to the very bone, without
his being aware of it. During the whole of
this long fit he was never seen to eat or drink
though generally once a day, or sometime
one in two days, the food, which stood by
tiuch'was the condition of out' patient till
the I9rh: f November, when his morhar
having heard a noise, ran up to hi room and
found hitii eating. Upon asking him how he
was, he replied, "Very well, thank God,"
She then asked him whether he liked bread
and butter or bread and cheese best. He
answered, bread and cheese. i(She immedi
ately left the room to convey thee agreeable
intelligence to his brother ; but upon their
return to bis bedroom they fonnd him as fast
asleep as ever, and incapable of being roused
by any of the means which they applied.
From this time his sleep seems to have
been less profound; for though he continued
in a state of somnolency till the end of Janu
ary or the beginning of February, yet he
seemed to hear when they called him by his
name; and though he was incapable of re
turning any answer, yet they considered him
as sensible to what was said. His eyes were
less closely shut, and frequent tremors were
seen in his eyelids. About the beginning of
February; Chilton awoke in perfect healthj
having no recollection of atiy thing that had
happened to him during his longslcep. The
only complaint that lie made was that tbe
cold pinched him more than usual. . He re
turned accordingly, to his labors in the field,
and so far as we can learn, he was not again
attacked with this singular disease Frazer's
Christian Conduct or a Doo. We refer
red incidentally a few days ago to the re
markable instance of sagacity and feeling in
a dpg,' which is the subject of tho following
circumstantial statement, politely furnished
at our request for publication. It comes of
course from an authentic source, and must
bo reckoned among the most striking of the
many facts, in illustration of the reasoning
faculties of dogs.
' In the summer of 1846, my son at that
time 12 years old, was visiting in tbe country
Having occasion to cross the field of a neigh
bor, the lad was pursued by a large fierce
dug-, and as be looked Lack over his shoulder
(0 see if the dog was gaining uon him,- he.
stumbled and fell down a ledge of rocks and
broke his leg. He lay helpless of course, and
the dog came up in a moment in rull cry,
ready to pounce upon him. As he came up
he seemed to understand that something had
happened to the boy, and after looking af
him long enough to learn the precise state of
the case, he set off toward the house which
was far beyond the reach of the child's cries.
But the dog went only within call, as if fear
ful of leaving the boy alone, and there bark
ed for some time without attracting attention.
Failing in his purpose he went homo, and by
his incessant howling, and running in the di
rection from which he came, he succeeded
at last in persuading some of the family to
follow him to the spot where the suffering
child was still lying.
Now the point of special interest in-these
facts is this : the dog, unusually fieicc, pur
sued the boy as an enemy, tresspassing on his
master's grounds ; but the moment wlien he
saw bis enemy down, and in distress, his fe
rocity was turned to pity, and with far more
of Christian principle than most men exhibit,
he resolved to do bim good. He sought to
save the life which he seemed bent to destroy
Instances are numerous of dogs displaying
great sagacity for the aid of those dear to
them, but this is the only case, that has come
to my knowledge, where a brute' showed
mercy on one whom he regarded as a foe.
The best of us may learn a lesson from this
dog. who had more heart and head than any
dug of whom I ever heard or read." New
Re. Dr. Kirk, of Boston, we see is the hero.
of an anecdote, which went the rounds of tne
papers "a long time ago," but was revamped
"with great success," as the play bills aay.
Here it is. Early in life, a lady of fortune,
whose attention was awakened towards him
by his conspicuous talents, wrote him a note
offering her heart, fortune and band. The
Rev. Dr. however, with more terseness than
gallantry, replied to her that she had better
give her heart to the Lord, her fortune to the
church, and her hand to him w ho should ask
for it. .-
BEWARE OF THE RING BONE.
If colts stand on a plank or any hard floor
that is not well littered, they will be subject
to the ring bone. When breeding horses,
we left the floor cf the colls' stables, of the
soil over which they were built. If this should
be a deep loam, or of a clayey texture, then
remove about two feet deep and repluce it
with sand, or the finest gravel to be obtained.
Colts should also be let out to exercise in
a yard, or space, every day during the winter,
when not particularly stormy; and in this
yard there should uot be older horses, or any
horned animal which can do them injury.
Being very playful, they are more apt to pro
voke attacks upou them than other animals.
Feeding Cattle. In Madagascar the
mode of feeding cattle is singular. The pro
vision issoraetimes placed in a kind of rack,
but it is also placed so high that tbb animal
is compelled to stand, the whole time of feed
ing, in.a position that forces the chief weight
of its body on its" hind legs. Whether this
custom originated in accident or design is un
certain, but it is universal, and is supposed
to aid in fattening the animal batter than our
European mode of allowing them to stand or
a level floor. Sometimes animals are fed in
this manner for three or four years, and at
tain an enormou size.
Imsdbavci has been refuse In Boston on
hip for China touching at 6an Fraaclsce.
The insurance companies will net ma tho
rifk nf a erew deserting at Sj FreneJara,
SCOTCHMEN AND SCOTCH Ml SIC.
t,. The following instance shows that Scotch
music will make a Scotchman do anything
when out of his own country :
A gentleman, who was a first-rate, per
former of Scotch music on the violin, spen
a winter in Exeter, and of course sobh' be
came acquainted with the musical dilettanti
of the place. Dining one day with a pro
fessor, the conversation turned upon Scotch
music, and a strong argument arose as to its
bearing competition with foreign music,
the Scotchman, whom we shall for the pre
sent designate the Fiddler, insisting that
when properly played, nothing could eX
eel it ; the Professor, on the other hand, .in-"
sisting that it was only fit for ft barn-yard.'
"I'll tell you what," says . the, Fiddler,
"I'll lay you a wager of JE5 that if, a party
of Scotchmen can be got together, I'll make
them sired tears one minute, sing the l
and dance the third."
"Done," said the Professor; "and if your
music is capable of that, I will not only
pay you the .5 with pleasure, but will be
convinced that it is he most .enliveningj
pathetic and best music in the world.'"
The difficulty arose as to getting an op
portunity for a trial. But this was soon ob
viated by a third party informing them that
a number of young Scotchmen dined an
nually at the Old London Hotel, on the an
niversary of Burn's birthday. This was a
capital opportunity for the fiddler;. fpf
these young men, being principally raw
boned, over-grown Scotch lads, who had
recently left their own country to carry
tea in the neighborhood, were the very ones
upon whom he was sure to make a hit' ,
All being now arranged, and the utmost
secrecy being agreed upon, the eventful day
was anxiously looked for. At . length it
came ; and the Fiddler and Proiessor, by
an introduction to one of the party, got an
invitation lo the dinner. There were
twelve altogether sat down ; and a right
merry party they were. The Fiddler was
not long in perceiving that he had got a
mong a right musical set, and he waited pa
tiently till they were fit for anything. At
length he gave awinktothe Professorwhd.
at once proposed that his friend should fa
vor them with a Scotch tune on the violin.
"Capital ! capital !" cried the whole
The violin was brought, and all were in
breathless anxiety. The Fiddler chose for
his first tune "Here's a health to them that's
awa," and played it iri'the most solemn and
pathetic manner. , . .
"I hat's a waenf tune," said a great, big,
raw boned youth, to his next neighbor. ,
"It is that, bandy. I here's nieiKle in
that tune, man. It reminds me o' ane that's
gone;" Jamie at the same time giving a
deep sigh, and drawing his hand over his
long, gaunt face, to hide the tears which
were trickling down his cheeks.
The Fiddler, with his keen e'e, soon per
ceived that, before he got through the sec
ond part of the tune, he would have them '
all in the same mood. He therefore threw
his whole soul into the instrument, played
the tune as he had never done before; anrf
as the last tour bars ot the tune died away,
like a distant echo, there was not a dry
cheek amongst the company. Now is the
time, thought the Fiddler; and without
stopping a moment, struck up, in a bold,
vigorous style, "Willie Brew'd a Peck o'
Maut." Out went the handkerchiefs, and
away went the tears.
. "Chorus !". cried the Fiddler ; and in an
instant all struck up
"For we are nae fou, we're ns tliatt fju,
But juat a drapple in our ca ,
Tht cock way craw, the day may daw,
Dut aye we'll tuale the lurlvy brce ."
The song ended, up struck the Fiddle, in
his best style, tbe reel of "Jenny Dank the
"l"?ey," ye devils !" cried Sandy.' ,
"Scotland forever!" criVd amfe; and
in an instant, tables, chairs and glasses were
scattered in all directions, and the whole
party dancing and jumping about like mad
men. Out ran the affrighted Professor, (for he
did not know what miht come next,) up
came the landlady with her terrified train
of inmates.' Bui none durst enter the room
the hurras and thumps on the floor being ib'
boisterous; and it was only upon the entry
of a Scotch traveller, who bad just arrived,
and who cried to the Fiddler for any sake
to stop, that order was restored.
It is needless to say that the Professor
paia h'i bet cheerfully, and was fully con-"
vinced of the effect of Scotch music, when'
properly played j and that the landlady
took care that the Fiddler never came into'
her house again on Burns' anniversary oi'n-'
ner Eiglith raper.
Mesne hiocd Ladies Willis, of the
Home Journal, says that is has lately become
all the rage in Germany for ladies to cultivate
upon iheir upper lirts a do wny,' delicate mus
tache ! It is thought a great ornainsiif, not
withstanding the unceasing lidjiV.e which
has been cast upon mustaches' wliun worn by
men. The fashion is said' to ba advancing
DlALoucc Jim "Pete, wh'eu is a man'
not a than!"
Fete. I don't knoweept it's h :n ha's a
coughing." (a coffin )
Jim No, Pete, it's when he's a little'
hoarse," (little horse.)
Good News roa LrAlT Person. ProfeaJ"
sor Johnson has proved, ' according lo analy
sis, that so far a the fat-forming process is '
concerfred,' bran, for a given weight, is Ih'e
ricrheat 'and that tho whole drain, irrcniiid lo-'
gather is one half richer than flue Hour. If
this analysis be correct, lean persons sh iuhl'
eat bran bread, aud leave pure flut-'r lo tho'
fat... The same Diofeaaor aavalhat IhJ m..
bolted flour contain a k.ror prnportjou of1