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EUENSBIRU, TIIURSDiY, MAY 12, 1853.
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THE WORLD'S CHANGES.
"Cent crini Tleming wrote merely, Timk."
D'lSRAELI THE YotSGKR.
Tee solemn Shadow that bear9 in his hands
ILc conqueror's scythe and the glass of sands,
I auseJ vzz in his night where sunrise shone
0?i a warlike city's tower of stone ;
And he asked of a panoplied soldier near,
'How long has this fortrcssed city been here ?"
An J the man looked up, man's pride on his brow,
"The city stands here from the ages of old;
And as it was then, and as it is now.
So will it endare the fuueral knell
Cf the world be knolled,
As eternity's annals shall tell."
And after a thousand years were o'er,
The Shadow passed over the spot once more.
Ar.3 vestige none of a city there,
. '.ut h.kes lay blue and plains lay bare,
a;J the lEiraaallcd corn stood high and pale,
Ad a shepherd piped of love in a vale.
' .'lo"-?" spoke theShadcw, "can tempie and tower
- jus 2et like mists from the morning hour?"
i-atthe shcphsrdsbcok the long locks from his
"The w:jv!d is filled with sheep and corn ;
Thus was it of old, thus is it now,
Thus too win it be while moon and sun
Rule night and morn,
Fr nature and life are one."
And afier a thousand years were o'er,
The Shadow paused over the spot ouce mere.
Aid lo ! in the room of the meadow lands,
A 2C2 foameJ far over saffron sands,
Sashed in the moon idle bright and dark;
.'. if x Usher was casting his nets' from a bavk.
.1 jr marvelled the Shadow ! Where then is the
And wLcrc be the acres of golden grain ?"
the fisher dashed off the salt spray from hi
) row - ,
'TL2 w.ters begirdle the earth alway.
The ica ever rolled as it rolleth now ;
Vht bdbblest thou about jrrain and fields?
J3y night and day,
Man tooks for what the ocean yields."
And after a thousand years were ocr,
The Shadow paused over the spot once more.
And the ruddy rays of the eventide.
Were gilding the skirts of a forest wide ;
The moss of the trees looked old, s old !
Aud the valley and hill, the ancient mould
Was robed in sward, in evergreen cloak ;
And the Woodman sighed as he foiled ku oak,
Him asked the Shadow "Jlememberest thou
Any trace of a sea where wave those trees?"
IV.it ?Le woodman laughed, said he, "I trow,
Ii oaks and pines do flourish and fall,
. It is not amid sea
The earth is one forest all."
And after a thousand years were o'er,
The Shadow passed over the spot once more.
And what saw the Shadow ? A city again,
But peopled by pale mechanical men,
With workhouses filled, and prisons, and marts,
And faces that spake exanimate hearts.
'Strange picture, and sad ! was the Shadow's
And turning to one of the ghastly, he sought
For r. clue in words to the when and the how
Of the ominous change he now beheid ;
JJut the man uplifted his care-worn brow
"Change? What was life ever but conflict and
From the ages of old,
liath affliction been widening its range."
Enough said the shadow, and passed from the
At last it is vanished, the beautiful youth
Of the earth to return with no to-morrow.
AH changes have chequered mortality's lot,
Jjnt tills is the daikest for Knowledge
Are but the golden gates to the Temple of
B SxnTASTGAlISM J OH. WHAT'S TO BECOME
or tub Misses ? Servant gal (as ugly as sin.)
1 tell you what, cook, with my beauty aud fig
ure, I a'int a-going to stop in service any longer.
I shall be orf to Horsetraylier.
Ik Marvel says, after hearing a dull ser
mon preached by a dandy, he asked a friend
What he thought of the discourse ? He replied,
in his usual, quaint, queer style "If they go on
preaching this way, the grass will soon be knee
deep in the 6treets of heaven."
A wicked wag of a lawyer, in a coun
try court, recently scandalized the bench by
putting the following query to his professional
brethren : "Why is Judge like neces-
tity i" The members of the bar present quick
ly an3cred, "Because he knows no law."
A vsrt modest young lady who was a
passenger en board a packet ship, not very long
eincc, sprang from her bed and jumped ever
board, 0n hearing the captain, during a storm,
crdec the crew to tske. doya the eheet. ,
Vanderbilt1 s Pleasure Excursion to Europe.
The announcement, some mouths since, that
one of the wealthiest citizens of New York,
contemplated making a pleasure excursion in a
steam yacht, to the principle cities of Europe,
awoke m.ny conjectures as to its scope and the
person. From the New York Herald, cf Friday
we coudense the following account of the plan
of the proposed excursion. . The Herald, after
commenting ttpon the rapid extension of our
commerce iu the last twenty-five years, and the
super: on ty of our ships, says :
The sovereigns of Eirupa have but little idea
of the refinement of a republic, and associate it
with all that is rough, course and unpolished,
and that it is only by personal observation the
Czar of llussia, and other crowned heads of Eu
rope, can obtain a true kuowledge of the facts
in the case. Jle will, in a very- few months,
have an opportunity of seeing one of our moat
distinguished and wealthy citizens in his own
capital. Cornelius Vanderbilt, Esq., generally
known by the title of " Commodore," has had
as we hive already said, in contemplation for
several months past a trip to Europe, in his
splendid steam yacht North Star, which was
built expressly for the purpose. This is the first
voyage of pleasure which has ever been under-
taken from this country, and in its extent and 1
magnificeuce far exceeds anything of .the kind ;
ever got up by tne wealthiest monarch in Eu
rope. Although it is solely a personal matter,
it partakes somewhat of a national character,
There are, we believe, only two or three of the
European sovereigns who possess steam yachts;
but none of these are at all comparable with
the North Star' Resides the contemplated plea
sure trip, which, Including the cost of the boat
will exceed half a million of dollars. Mr. Van
derbilt has another object in view. He has long
been impressed with the belief a belief found- j
led on ample experience that a steamer propel-
ed by beam engines could not only cross the
ocean in safety, but that she would possess mauy
advantages over the present class of ocean
steamers.- How far this mnv be correct we do
not undertake to fay, but there can be no doubt
whatever of the success of those employed in
running to the Isthmus, among which we may
mention the Star of the West, and the Prome
thius. Mr. V. will be accompanied by the mem
bers of his own family and relatives, Rev. Dr.
Chouies, and his physician, Dr. Lindsay, num
bering between 4'J uad of) persons altogether.
The vessel -willbe splendidly furnished, and will
no doubt give the monarchs of the Old World a
more perfect idea than they have hitherto had
of the wealth, the commercial rrosperity, aud of
the retiuemcut to be found iu the great-ir extern
republic. The lirstport at which she wilf touch
is SoSt.Ua.inptou jvhiie Mr. ViinJerbilt intend .
remaining a few days, giving his cumpany an
oppt.rtu i;ty cf seeing the curiosities of that im
pirtnt SLMport. It was from "4his port that
lleury the Fifth set s-iil in August, 1415, about
two months before he gained his famous victory
at Agiucourt. Southampton was the last port
in thigl.'iiid at which the pilgrims stopped before
the departure to this country, it is also replete
with reminiscenced of the wars between the
house of York .and Lancaster, commonly
known as the "Wars of t e Rosses."
From Southampton a Rail Road brings thera
within three hours ride of London. Leaving
Southampton, they will pursue their course east
ward, passing through the celebrated Straits of
Dover into the Notu Sea, and stopping tempo
rarily on their way at the Hague aud other in-
tei mediate places." Navigating the North Sea,
is far a- the extreme northern part of Denmark,
they will pass through tha Sanger Rack and
perilous Cattegat, the waters of which are
crowded with innumerable islands and sand
banks, li.l'oie entering the Baltic they intend
cjiiiing to iiiteliorat Copenhagen.
this city is distinguished as possessing the
best works of the great Danish sculptor, Thor
watdseu. Son? of the public buildings are said
to he really superb, ana its library, containing.
4"O,U0O volumes, exclusive of manuscripts, is
the best in Europe. Our voyagers will find here
the great globe of the famous northern astrono
mer Tycho Rrahe.
The next place of note at which they will stop
on their passage through the Baltic Sea is
Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, opposite the
entrance of the Gulf of Finland, at the extremes
eastern end oF which St. IVtralmrorli ia Kiiiwtail
Stockholm, which might appropriately be named
the City of Islands, presents a grand and impo
sing view when approached from" the sea.
Among the most interesting notabilities of this
city is the Riddarholm, in which the kings, ot"
Sweden are buried, and in which are preserved
many national military trophies taken in the
wars of the Greut Gustavus, and Charles XII.
Stockholm is inferior in some respects to the
Danish capital, but its business, we believe, - is
more extensive. The present reigni ng monarch
is Joseph Francis Oscar, sou of the politio and
wily Bernadotte. :
From Stockholm, the excursion will proceed
direct to St. Petersburg Its population at
present, is about equal to that of New York, and ,
its public buildings are splendid specimens of
architecture hardly inferior to thO. of Paris
or London. . The number of churches is between
sixty and seventy, of which a little more- than
three-fourths belong to the Greek faith, and the
remainder to Catholics, Protestants, aud Dissen
ters. The Cathedral of St. Peter's and Paul's
is, historically, the most important, from the
fact of its containing the tombs ofallJhe Rus
sian sovereigns, from the founder of the Empire,
Peter the Gieat, to the late Czar, with the ex
ception of Peter the Second, who was interred
at Moscow. The Church of the Convent of St.
Alexander Nefski, is one of the magnificent edi
fices in the city,' and contains .the remains of its
patron saint," which are enclosed in a mausoleum
of solid silver.
Tha appearance of a company of Americans
at the capital ity of one of the first monarchs
of Europe will attract
ict no little attention anions-
the celebrities at St.
Petersburg. The Russians
are noted for their hospitality, and we have no
. . ... .
doubt that the Czar will be among the first to
welcome bis republican visitors. The meeting
of Nicholas the First, Emperor of all the Rus
sias, and Mr. Vanderbilt, one of the wealthiest
citizens of the great Republic, will form an era
in modern history. It will furnish food for the
speculations of longheaded politicians and busi
ness men of the present day, and historians will
record it hereafter as one of the most remarka--ble
events the world haj ever witnessed. We
understand that eercral -Applications have been
made to Mr. Vanderbilt for permission to go
with him ; but. as we have said, none,' but the
members of his own family, his relatives, his
physician, and Re. Mr. Choules, will accompa
ny him, so that the honor of an introduction to
tu. crowned he ids of Europe and the Bobility
will be reserved fur his ownTfaniily.
- After a few weeks stay at St. Petersburg," the
company will set out for Moscow, , and spend
i sev;ralh.ys.in Jking up its plains ef ootr, tbe
: great bt-il is one of the mo6t attractive. Leav
I ing Moscow our travellers will retrace their steps
; to St. Petersburg, and emoarking, will steam
through the Gulf of Finland, the Baltic, and out
through its narrow gates, the Cattegat, the Ska
; ger4iack into the North Sea, with as little de
j lay as possible, directing their course Jbr the
i Straits of Gibraltar, they wilFthen sail up the
Mediternean, probably visiting on the route
' Marseilles, Toulon, Genoa, Rome, Milan, Na
ples, and sweeping up the Archipelagoes, touch
at Athens, the Mother of Arts, and other places
, of note on the seacoast of Greece. Constants
nople, we understand, will - also have the honor
! of a visit. Wherever they go they will be the
"observed of all observers." The grave and
; dignified Turks will gaze with astonishment nt
this evidence of the greatness of our country,
an1 admit that even Oriental magnificence can
not surpass that of a wealthy but simple citizen
of the great republic,
Mr. Vanderbilt expects to be absent about six
months altogether, returning to this city some
time in November or Dccemher. In this voyage
he,does"not intend to make a trial of the speed
of his vessel, so that it must not be regarded as
n test of her sailing qualities. He will take his
time, reaching Southampton in about twelve
days and a half, which he can do with the great
LAST DAYS AT MT. VESNON.
The year 1100 was in its last month: Wash
ington had nearly completed his sixty-eighth
year; the century was fast drawing to a close,
and with it this great man's life. - Yet the "win
ter" of his age had shed its snows "so kindly"
upon him as to mellow without impairing his
faculties, both physical and mental, and to give
fair promise of an additional length of days.
Nor was Washington unmindful of the sure
progress of time, ami of his liability to be called
at any moment to '.'that bourn from which no
traveller returns." He had for years kept a
will by him, and, after mature reflection, had so
disposed cf his large property as to be satifac
lory to himself and to the many who were so
fortunate aud happy as to share in his testa
- The last days, like those that preceded them
devoted to constant employment. After the ac
tive exercises of the moruing in atteutioiTta ag
riculture and rural a flairs, ia the evening came
the post-bag, loaded "with- letters, papers and
pamphlets. His correspoadeuce at home and
abroad was immense, yet was it promptly and
fully replied to. No ' letter was unanswered.
Oue of the best bred men of bis time. Washing
ton deemed it a grave offence against the rules j was a race by five female riders; then equilibria
of good manners and propriety to. leave letters tions by Marin and fiylvestar; then a race with
unanswered. He wrote with creat facility, and
it would be a difficult matter to find another,
who had written so much, who has written so
well. His epistolary writings will descend to
posterity as models of good taste, as well as de
veloping 'superior powers of mind. General
Henry Lee ouce observed to the chief, "We are
amazed, sir, at the vast amount of work that
you accomplish." Washington replied, "Sir, I
rise at four, o'clock, and a great deal of my work
is doue while others are asleep."
So punctual a man delighted in always having
about him a good time keeper. In Philadelphia
the first Preaident regularly walked up to his
watchmaker's (Clarke, in Second 6treet,) to
compare his watch with the regulator. At
Mount Vernon the active, yet always punctual
farmer, invariably consulted the dial when re
turning from his morning ride, and before enter
ing his house.
The affairs of the household took' order from
the master's accurate and methodical arange
nieut of time. Even the fisherman on the river
watched for the cook's signal when to pull in
Lore. 80 10 Oliver his scaly products in time
The establishment of Mount Vernon emnlov
cd a tierfect armv of servants : vet to each one
was assigned certaiu special duties, and these 1 thanks for the attendance and interest manifest
were required to be strictly performed. Upon j ed. The resources of this immense establish
the extensive estate there was rigid discipline, ment will permit a great variety of performances
without severity. ' There could be no confusion ' beyond those above indicated, and there can be
where all was order; and the affairs of this vast little doubt that the Hippodrome will be a pro
concern, embracing thousands of acres, and hun- j minent feature in the amusements of the Metro
dreds of dependants, were conducted with as plis during the summer season perhaps per
much ease, method and regularity as the affairs manently. N. Y. Tribune.
of an ordinary homestead.
Mrs. Washington, an accomplished Virginia
housewife of the olden time, gave her constant
attention to all matters of her domestic house
hold, and, by her skill and superior manage
ment, greatly contributed to the comfortable re
ception aud entertainment of the . crowds of
guests always to be found In the hospitable man
sion of Mount Vernon. .
Invariably neat and clean in his person, with
clothes of the old-fashioned cut,' but made of the
best materials, ' Washington required lees wait
ing upon than any man of his age and condition
in the world. A single' body-servant attended
in his room to brush his clothes, comb and tie
his hair, (become very thin in his last days,'
worn in the old-fashioned queue, and rarely with
powder,) and to arrange the materials of his
toilet. This toilet he made himself, in the sim
plest and most expeditious manner, giving, the
least possible amount of his precious time to
anything relative to his person. When rising at
. j four o'clock he lighted his own candles, made
up his fire, and went diligently to work without
disturbing the slumbers of his numerous house-
i hold. ' '--...
1 n tae 'ast days at Mohnt Vcrnondesirous of
: . 1 . . v it. . e v 1 m it.
' riuing pieasantiy, uie uenerai procureu irom iue
j North two horses of the Narragansett breed,
J celebrated as saddle horses. They were well to
i look at, and were pleasantly gaited under the
: Baddle ; but were scary, and, therefore unfitted
' for the service of one who liked to ride quietly
j on his farm, occasionally dismounting and walk-
ing In bis fields to inspect his improvements,
i From one of these horses the General sustained
I a heavy fall, probably the only fall he ever had
from a horse in his life. . It was in November,
' late in the evening. The General, accompanied
by Major Lewis, Mr. Peake, (a gentleman resi
ding in the neighborhood,) the author of the
'Recollections," and a groom, were ' returning
from Alexandria to Mount Vernon. Having
halted fora few moments, the General dismoun- i
ted, and upon rising in his 6tirrup again, the ,
Narragansett, alarmed at the glare from a fire
near the read-side, sprang from under his rider, j
who came heavily to the ground. Our saddles
were empfy in aniutant, and we rushed up to
give our assistance, fearing he was hurt ; it was
unnecessary. The vigorous old man was upon
his feet again, brushing the dust from his clothes;
and. after thanking us for our prompt assist
ance, observed that he was not hurt, that he
had had a very complete tumble, and that it
was owing to a causa that no horseman could
well avoid or control ; that he was only poised
in his stirrup, and had not yet gained his sad
dle when the scary animal sprang from under
him. Meantime all of our horses had gone off
at full speed. It was night, and over four miles
were to be won ere we could reach our destina
tion. The chief observed that, as 'our horses
had disappeared, it only remained for us to take
it on foot, and, and, with manly strides, led the
way. We had proceeded but a short distance
on our march, as 'dismounted cavaliers, when
our horses hove in sight. Happily for us, some
of the servants of Mr. Peake, whose plantation
was hard by in returning home from their la
bour, encounteredour flying steeds, captured
them, and brought them to us. We were speed
ily remounted, and soon the lights at Mount
Vernon were seen glimmering in the distance.
It pleased Providence to permit the beloved
Washingtorito live 9 witness the fruition of his
mighty labours in the cause of his country and
mankind, while his success in the calm and hon
oured pursuits, of agriculture and rural affairs
was grateful to his heart, and shed the most be
nign and happy influences upon the last days at
Mount Vernon. Cuttu' Recollections and Private
Memoirs of the Life and Character of Washington.
, ' Th. Hippodrome.
M- Franconi last night gave a full dress re
hersal to the members of the Press and other
invited guests, in anticipation, of the opening cf
his vaet .establishment to the public on Monday
next.7 tEbere were several hundred gentlemen
present ifrhq seemed to be' highly pleased with
the performances. The Hippodrome is at the
junction of Broadway and Twenty-third street,
covering several acres of ground with its amphi
theatre of seats and enormous tent-like roofing
of canvass. The race course occupies about
thirty feet in width nearest the boxes, and the
centre is laid out like a park, with grass plats,
brod paths, fountains &c. J"ive large pyramids
of 'gs burners, in the centre, with rows of lamps
v . vr .
light than is agreeable to the e3 e.
The seats are very comfortable, and the place
is excellently ventilated, so that it can hardly
: fail to be a cool and pleasant resort on summer
i nights. We don't know how many persons and
1 animals the company comprises, but they must
i number hundreds. " The performances last night
i consisted mainlv of equestrian exercises
riders Btandinsr. &c. A company of monkeys
J and ponies then took the course, creating- much
merriment. M. f rancours dancing uorse a
magnificent animal performed his part to great
satisfaction, aud kept time and tune wonderfally
for a horse. The ostrich race was not properly
done, owing to some unavoidable defects, though
the comical appearance of the birds a species
of thiee 6tory Sbanghae kept the audience in
Afftr a enirited chariot race in Roman style. 1
came the Tournament, a princely pageant, got ,
up with much care, and bringing back, most J
vivid recollections of Sir Walter Scott's descrip-
tion of the field of Ashby de la Zouche. After
ti,;a ama r,ftstnrinir - ft Rteenle cliase bv five
ladies, very exciting ; the wonderful, but rather
too startling balancing act ef the fciegrist oroin
ers; tt chariot race w
conclusions being a
of tb course makes a -race hero something like
a matter of fact, as was amply testified by the :
excitement with which fine riders were hailed as .
tbev flew along the end where most of the audi- I
enco were located. 1
At the close, of the exhibition, M
I wan -i!1piI forward, and briefly returned his
A Second William Tell.
About a month ago, as. we learn from the
Courrier Des Etats Unis, a case was brought be
fore the Correctional Police of Spires, a city
of Badon, which is certainly without, a parallel
in the annals of justice. A weaver of Spires,
who had been much extolled as a marksman,
undertook by a desperate experiment, to estab
ish his reputation beyond dispute. To this end,
he loaded his pistol and repaired to his garden,
accompanied by his son, a lad about 11 years
old. ne ordered the child to stand at fifteen
paces from him, with a potato upon his head.
The boy obeyed, without making any resistance;
and the father, preserving the utmost coolness",
fired his pistol and dislodged the potato, the ball
piercing it through the very centre. The weav
er's neighbors, to whom the fact was related,
refused to believe it, and would only be con
vinced by a repetition -of the fool-hardy exploit.-
, It was now nighl ; but the intrepid marksman
insisted upon an immediated repetition. In
etead of the potato, he placed upon his boys
head a lighted lantern, at which he discharged
his pistol with the same success as before. The
fame, of this- extra ordinary exploit coming to
the ears' of the police,- they deemed it their duty
to arrest this second William Tell, and put a
check to this wild ambition by the agency of the
law. The Justice, before whom the case was
brought, not sympathizing with the admiration
which the affair bad excited among the weaver s
neighbors, and having ascertained by a careful
investigation of the circumstances, that, the
second time, the pistol-ball had slightly grazed
the boy's cap, condemned the . marksman to
tight day6 imprisoniBcnti- . - ; . - : ' -
ith four norses aoreast ; tne uoverumem uau gneu ujiusiifuti; w aiunw, u.u..u, " ivmuj7 iuu;6uau u.vi.
race of a dozen thorough or any other foreign power,' that , political re- a breach of military propriety. "Take him,"
i-;,Wfl The D-rent extent 1 fuirees should be placed under surveillance? " said he to the corporal, who was an Irishman,
. From the Home Journal.
Advertisements in the Last Century.
Advertising has .become to be a prodidgious
institution ; but its orign was humble. A lady
who has lately written a history of the fine old
English town of Norwich gives same amusing
specimens 01 tne advertisements, published in
. , . 1 .
ine journals or mat place a Hundred years ago.
In the year 1738 a new book was advertised
thus : 8
" 'An authentic nistory of the Ancient Citv
of Norwich,' by one Thomas Eldridge, who also
couia provide bis customers with 'neat Jamaica
rum. fine brand v. Geneva and cordial vTAier'"
About the same date appeared the announce
ment of a new arrival from London :
"This is to'fcive notice to all nersons in the
city, that right over against the Three Feathers
m bt. feters, of Rungate, there is one lately
come from London, who teaches all sorts of pas
try and cookery ; all sorts of jellies, creams and
pickles ; also, all sorts of collering and potting,
and to make rich oakes of all sorts, and every,
thing of that nature. She Reaches for a crown
down, and a crown when they are fully learned,
that her teaching so cheap may encourage Tory
many to learn."
In June, 1708,' a dealer in the national, com
modity of malt sets forth his kind intentions to
his customers as follows :
"Mr. Augustus de Clere, of Norwich Thorpe,
have now-very good malt for ret-dl as he former
ly had ; if any of his customers have a mind to
take of him again, they shall be kindly used with
good malt, and as cheap as any body can sell.
You may leave your orders with Mr. John de
Clere, hotpresser, living right over the Ducking
fctooi, in St. Martins, of the palace of Norwich."
The mention of the Ducking Stool in the above
revives historical reminiscences not a few. Duck
ing m those days was a part of the regular and
irregular administration of the law, applicable
to witcnes, beggars, vagrants, and other unde
sirable and to-be-got-rid-of persons. The ad
vertisement annexed is of a somewhat later date:
"Notice is hereby given that on Thursday
and Friday next, being sixth and seventh June.
1734, a coach and horses will set out for Lon
don, from Mr. Thomas Bateman's, St. Giles, and
perform the same in three days. Note. The
coach will go either bv Newmarket or Ipswich,
as the passengers shall agree."
The distance from Norwich to London, is, we
believe, scarcely a hundred miles. A very cu
rious specimen in the Norwich Courant opens
"Whereas, Mr. Cook, at the pastry shop near
the three steps, has charged Mrs. Havers with
embezzling to the quantity of two yards of pa
doohwoy, nut nf her suit of clothes, turn vl im.
side down two years since, and made ut first for
a mucn less person ; the clothes having . been
viewed by several mantuamakers, the same ap
pears to be a most malicious slander, &c."
These advertisements afford another illustra
tion of the remark, that for historical purposes
, the advertising columns of newspapers are more
.serviceable than those more pretentious ones
which are devoted to the editor's "able leaders,"
or our. "our own correspondent's" circumstan
we venture to asert that a
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better insight into the life of England, in the
eighteenth century, could be obtained from a
judicious collection of one hundred advertise
ments from old newspapers, than can be glean
ed f.'om the whole of Smollet's tedious history of
kings and cabinets.
The Search of Kossuth's House.
In the Commons, on Thursday, 14th,
; occurred respecting the search instituted by or-
derof the Secretary of State, in Remises occu-
pied for Gov. Kossuth. The dybafe was brief,
Sir. J. Walmsley referred to- a statement in
one of the morning .papers of Fndy, and asked
whether there was any, and what foundations
for the report that a large , quantity of warlike
implements had been seized, supposed to belong
to M. Kossuth ; and he inquired also whether ,
Lord Pa Imerston said that information had
been received that there was in a house near :
Rotherbithe, but not occupied by M. Kossuth, a
quantity or war-like stores and gunpowder. A j
rearv .j-. j , - t
nouse was entered, aim seventy cases, contain-
ing several thousands of war rockets, were found-
There were also found a number of rockets in
various stages of preparation, 2,000 shells un
loaded, aud 500 pounds of gunpowder. These
were seized Who they belong to the House
would not expect him to say. No assurances
respecting political refugees had been given to
any foreign power bcyoud that which had al
ready been stated in Parliment, that they would
not be allowed to abose the hospitality of this
country by hostile preceding against foreign
Mr. T. Duncombe said the place where these
things were found was a rocket manufactory,
and that the whole statement with regard to 31.
Kossuth was a fabrication. The noble lord we'l
knew that the rockets had been offered for sale
to the Government.
Mr. Bright asked the noble lord whether M.
Kossuth was in any way more compromised than
any member of the Orleans party by this trans
action. Lord Palmerston said be cast no imputation
upon M. Kossuth ; it would be a subject for fu
ture inquiry to whom the arms belonged.
LordD. Stuart charged the Government with
bavins: laid an allegation, and declined to sub
stantiate it. M. Kossuth denied all knowledge
of the transaction.
51 r. Aglionby complained that the charge had
been brought forward by the Timet as if it had
been satisfactorily proved, whereas it apeared,
from the statement of the noble lord, that such
was not the case. London Times.
We find the following among the Recollections
of Foot the Actor: "Foote was one day invited
to dinner at a Merchant Tailor's Hall ; and so
well pleased was he with the entertainment, that
be sat till the chief part of the company had left
the hall. At length, rising, be said : 'Gentle
men, I wish you both very good night.' iBolhP
exclaimed one of the company ; why' you must
be cozy, Foote ; here are twenty of ns '1
have been, oounting you, and there are just
eighteen ; and as nine tailors make a man, I'm
right 1 wish you both very good night,' "
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The Ericsson. This ship ! low lying at
her dock in Williamsburg; New York. The Tri
bune says that important alterations are now"
going on in her machinery, at the foundry there,
which the owners are confident will considerably
increase, her speed. She is to he re tdy to esil
for London, on her Erst passenger trip, soan !
ter the first of July, at which time the improve
ments now going on will be completed, and sha
will be in crder throughout Capt. Ericsson
and some of the principal owners will go out in
her to Europe. She can accommodate about
two hundred passengers. The ship is sow open
to public inspection.
Irish Wit. 'Not long ago, a destitute daugh
ter of Erin walked into an office on Wall street,
and in a very insinuating tone, begged for & lit
tle aid to support ber starving family.
"Why my good woman," said the comfortable
looking gentleman to whom she addressed her
petition, "you ought to take your family and gs
to the poor house, instead of begging abont the
streets, in this way."
"Sure, yer honor," she replied, "it wouldn t
be aisy to go to a poorer house than my own."
The rich man could not answer this clincher
with any thing less than two shillings, and North
went out with a smiling face.
Skxsible Doctor. A handsome young wid
ow applied to a physician to relieve her of three
distressing complaints, with which she was af
flicted; "In the first place," said she, "I have little or
no appetite. What shall I take for that ?"
"For that, madam, you should take air and
"And, Doctor, I am quite fidgety at night, and
afraid to lie alone. What shall I take for that?"
"For that, madam, I can only recommend that
you take a husband !"
"Fie! Doctor, I have the tlue terribly.
What shaft I take for that?"
"For that, madam, you have, besides takieg
air, exercise, and a husband to take the news
paper." Sensible doctor, that. .
Smaet Gibxs. A young gentleman of Kil
kenny; meeting a handsome milkmaid sear the
Parade, said :
"What will you take for yourself and your
milk, my dear !"
4YourEelf and a gold ring, sir," replied the
That was good, but the answer of the girl at
the boarding house was better :
A ge ntleman called in and was shown over a
suit of rooms by a very pretty girl.
. t )-j Jet with the. rnf " iotairA
"No sir ; I era to be let alone.
A female teacher of a school, that stood en
the banks of a quiet English Etrcam, once wish
ed to communicate to her pupils an idea of faith.
While she was trying to explain the meaning of
the word, a small covered boat glided in eight
alone the stream. Seizins upon the incident
for an illustration, she exclaimed :
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If I were to tell you that there was a leg
of mutton in that boat, you would believe me ;
would you not, even without seeing it your
"Yes ma'am," replied the childem
"Well, that is faith."
The rext day, in ordef to test their rescHet
tion of the lesson she inquired: .
" What is faith !"
"A leg of mutton In a boat V was the an
swer, shouted from all parts of the school
Col. Kemtss, of the 40th Regiment, was
remarkable for the studious pomposity of his
diction. One day, observing that a careless man.
in the ranks had a peculiarly dirty face, which
appeared not to have been washed for a twelve-
"take the man and lave him in the waters of
the Guadiana." After some time the corporal
returned. "What have you done with the mn
I sent with you !" inquired the Colouel. Up
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cap. "onure, an 1 piase juur ouuor, muu jcr
honor tell me to lave him in the
there he is now, according to yer
tsT Istetkai. Com merce. The Providence
Journa in common with most other city news
papers, seems to think that in recent appoint
ments for mercantile stations, those "from the
country" have been too often preferred. The
Journal tells the following story to hit those who
have but little experience in commercial af
A man once applied lobe shipped before the
mast. "Are you an able seaman or a green
band ?" asked the shipping master. -"Why not
not an able seaman, but yet not exactly a green
hand. I have some knowledge of the water."
"Ever been a voyage ?" "No." "Ever been
on the river craft ?" "No." "Well, what then
do you know about the sea?" "Why, I have
tended saw mill!"
Multum in parvo. Much in little.
Ne plus ultra. Nothing beyond the utmost
Nota Bene (. ii.) Mark well.
O tempora, O mores ! Oh the times, oh the
Per e. By itself.
Prima facie. On the first view, or appear
ance. Pro bono publico. For the public good.
Pro et con. For and against.
Quid ounce ? What now? applied to a news
Summum bonum. The chief good.
Veni, vidl, vicL I came, I saw, I conquer
ed. - ' ' '
jjgJ-The following words, if spelt backwards
or forwards, are the same ; 'Name on ce man ;'
so also the following ; Snug and raw was I ere
I saw war and guns.' These are instancea ot
curiosities in Literature which IIrii has for
gotten to BCtice.
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