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THE CITY FLOOD.

widowed father too indulgent to his only child to throw

any obstacle in the way of her happiness. The day A TALE, AS NARRATED BY A SEXAGENARIAN.

was fixed which was to see her mine, and the wedding THOMAS ATKINSON,

garments already waited for the wearers. A trivial

circumstance deferred my happiness and her union for When the Nile backward to its channel turns

a whole-month, as we then thought, for the corresIt takes not all it brought,-but a rich gift Leaves on the land it blessed with its caress.

ponding day of the succeeding one was determined But 'lis not so when Memory ov'rflows!

upon as that fittest for the festivity, which could not be For Marah's waters bitterer were not,

celebrated on the 18th of November ; but we could then Than the swollen tide that gushes from The Past,

see nothing to prevent its being so on the 18th of DeAnd, when its floods, which leaves the heart a waste, Like the marshes of the Syrian plaiu:

cember. Isabella's father was married on this day of

the kalendar, and he had been so peculiarly happy as a The Croisade.

husband, that he seemed almost to think that no man It was on the 18th of November, 1795, that the could be equally fortunate unless he were wedded on fearful rise in the waters of the river Clyde carried that identical day. Alas! this month was to beaway the stone bridge which crossed it at the foot of

eternity I had almost said-yet, yet, surely I shall meet the now immortalized Saltmarket-street of Glasgow.

with my Isabella, and be again united with her in the It is a day memorable in the annals of that city, but

| bonds of enduring affection! It was fated to be length. still more so in my private history, and the records of

ened, however, into all the weary years which have my recollection, and of my love ;-for, old and dull and since crept along, and those which have yet to elapse cold as I now am, I have loved. There is, far up on

before it be the will of the Giver of my life to resume it the wall of a building at a great distance from the

to himself. usual channel of the stream, an indentation cut to show

The early part of the winter had been very open, the height to which its waters rose, and an inscription

and the great quantities of rain which fell around Glasto tell the tale. The tablets of my heart have a deeper

gow, and in the Upper Ward of Lanarkshire, had reengraven line-a more enduring impress and record of l peatedly swollen the river Clyde to an upcominon that day of desolation. The waves passed not the | height. But the house in which Mr. Arthur resided limit there defined, and they left everything beneath

was so far from its banks, that none of the successive it as it was before. From me, all that preceded that

spates ever reached, nor even nearly approached it. tide-mark of my fate is reft away, or left shattered and

At length, however, the frost set in with sudden and broken; and still, it would appear, as if the gloomy

keen severity. In a day or two after, a temporary waters rose above and passed beyond even that boun

thaw followed, and was speedily succeeded by a condary-for, welling out from the fountains of a melan

siderable fall of snow, which lay on the hills above the choly memory, the food yet seems to sweep along the

county town, and around the mountain of Tinto, to a heart it left a desert, but which must drag its loneliness

great depth. The frost again became intense, but was till the last spring-tide of fate shall bear me away in

of brief duration ; for, returning from a wedding party its ebb to peace-and Isabella.

at an early hour on the morning of Saturday, it seemed She was the first-the only woman I ever loved.

to me to be increasing in bitterness; but, on rising Dark-haired, bright-eyed, and nineteen, it was little to

from bed after a short rest, I found torrents of rain be wondered at that I doted on her. Yet it was her

pouring down, the wind blowing a gale from the westheart that secured the love her charms excited-her

ward, and the air unnaturally warm. In the city the mind that fixed into esteem what had else been but

thaw was instantaneous, and almost magical in its fleeting admiration. But I cannot go on to describe

operation, sweeping in a few hours the streets of their her. Suffice it, that in all her girlish beauty she seems

accumulated ice. The gale increased as the day wore still before me. Her father was a respectable trades

I on, and the rain descended without intermission till man, who resided-fatally for me-in the lower part

evening; when the fury of the elements seemed to abate. of the city. Modern improvements have swept away

About nine o'clock on Saturday evening, there was the last relics of a building where Cromwell resided for

almost what the sailors call a “lull,” and every one a time, and Prince Charles is said to have lodged when

thought that the storm had entirely ceased. in Glasgow. Its historical associations and venerable

Although dwelling in a quarter of the city remote exterior long made it an object of interest to the anti

from Isabella's home, many of my evenings, as might quarian and the stranger : its having been the dwelling i

have been expected, were passed there in the delightful of Isabella Arthur made me weep its fall.

anticipation of the approaching time when all our · We never had a cross in our love till--but let me not

hours of leisure should be spent together. The business anticipate. My mistress was too artless and candid to seek to conceal that our passion was reciprocal, and her

Anglice-Inundations. NO. XXXVIII.-TOL. IV.

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of the week concluded, I hastened to seat myself beside | dream of from the stream; and the lowness of the site my untiring betrothed, who would hardly cease to ply of her residence, while it might expose it to the flood, her needle, or lay aside her work, even when my arm, protected it from the gale, I dressed and made for the hanging over her chair, and perhaps even intruding door. It was impossible for me, however, to pass upon her waist, interfered with the swift but ever through it. Beset by an agitated mother, and screamgraceful motion of her hand in sewing. My request ing sisters, and younger brethren. I was taunted itself, that she would be idle for a time, was but half alternately with caring for my own safety above theirs, conceded. But then-it was with preparations for her or for that of another individual rather than my.“ born new station--household comforts for her future hus relations," and reasoned with and assured that there band-becoming garments for a young wife-that she could be no possible danger elsewhere, as the Clyde had was occupied ! And she could speak and look-oh! I never been known to rise to the height of Mr. Arthur's speak by snatches, and look in glances, as she raised dwelling-house. This I was aware of; and hope and her eyes from her task—when so employed-more entreaty prevailed. I returned to my pillow; but, it beautifully as it seemed to me, than any other who had is needless to say, I could not sleep. After having, nothing else to do, and whose only object was to attain however, obtained the promise, that, with the first admiration.

light of the morning, a messenger would be sent to as. Thus seated, we perceived not that the wind had certain if our friends in the lower part of the city were again risen, and the rain begun to pelt against the in safety; and, on hearing the wind gradually abate, casement, until I made my first threatening motion for and the rain cease, I fell into a slumber which condeparture. This of course preceded my actually effect- tinued--agitated, indeed, with dreams of alternate ing it about an hour ; but during that time it was vague delight, and dim and dreary horror, but unevident that the storm had resumed all its violence. broken--until far in the morning of the day, whose Besides this, we were told that the river was rising, rays had been religiously excluded from my pillow. and that those who lived near it were deserting their Once awake, however, it was but the work of a moment houses ; but the thought of danger to the place where to ascertain that no messenger had been sent, and to we sat, never once occurred to us. Eleven o'clock ar. prepare personally to ascertain the welfare of my future rived, and, with a reluctance I was loath to exhibit, wife. By this time the day was shining as unclouded and could not then account for-but which was the and bright as if it had been a forenoon in spring, and same sensation the very brutes feel at impending cala the wind now blew with no more violence then served mity. -I bade my Isabella good night, and proceeded · to dry up almost every vestige of last night's deluge, to my distant home. It was in vain that I sought by in the higher streets of Glasgow. The bells were ringoccupation to weary myself into sleepiness, when I had ing for church service, and the well-dressed crowds arrived there. The tempest increased, and with it my passed calmly along as I apparelled myself.--with some. restlessness and agitation. To bed, however, I went; thing like deliberation! It seemed impossible that any but certainly not to rest --for as the watches of night thing could have happened to Isabella's home, since wore on, the gale became a hurricane, and came in such not one vestige of all the crashing havoc we had heard terrific gusts of violence as, at each of them, to threaten appeared in the broad and sunny light of day, the few the destruction of every thing that opposed its fury. chimney-tops and slates which had accidentally been In the midst of these, and even louder than its voice, overthrown, with a noise so disproportionate to the was heard, ever and anon, the crash of some chimney real danger and destruction, having been decorously that had given way, or the brattle of slates and shingles removed from the sabbath path of the church-going torn up from the roofs of tenements, and precipitated crowds. I began to feel at noonday almost ashamed into the street. The scream of human voices, and the of my midnight apprehensions, and, however rapid my yelling of dogs, followed these, and added to their pace might be as I proceeded down the High-street, I horror; and, sabbath morning as it was, the roll of the did no more than walk. I even paused for a moment wheels of carts, hastily summoned to bear away house. to answer an interrogatory from a passing friend---SO hold furniture from dwellings that the affrighted tenants assured, was I willing to think myself, that my fears deemed insecure, on account of their exposure to the had been visionary. The city cross was at length tempest, to places of greater strength or better shelter. passed---but I ran as I approached that bend in the ed, had a peculiar effect in heightening the impression Saltmarket, beyond which, when turned, I could see of sudden danger and well-grounded fear. It was as thc building that held all I loved on earth. A crowd if another element--that of fire---had been ravaging the hid its lower part from me, but a glance told that all neighbourhood. And it occurred to almost every one, was secure near its roof. The throng extended, as it that if that were to break out, with such a wind to seemed, so far above her residence, as to block up the foster it, the consequences would be terrible beyond street at the point where it opens towards St. Andrew'seven apprehension. Twice or thrice the terror led to square. I was but a moment in penetrating the outer the anticipation, and the alarm was actually but er. rank---and finding myself, a few steps farther on, on the roneously given..--It was impossible to remain in bed. verge of a vast body of sullen and muddy water, which

The frightful thought flashed across my brain, that stretched thus far up, and onwards beyond the place the gale, setting so from the westward, and the snow where had stood the opposite end of the distant bridge, melting with such unprecedented rapidity--the one that now, in vain, I looked for! It had been swept swelling, and the other stemining the river---might away in the rapid and mighty current, which threw its bring its stormy waters even to the dwelling of my superabundant streams thus far into the city streets. Isabella. ' I then hastily grasped at my clothes, that I All was desolation below where I stood. I was horror. might personally ascertain whether there was a chance struck at the sight before me, of houses whose first-floor of her suffering inconvenience. Danger I could not windows, from the declivity of the descent towards the

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river, were almost under water, and hence the thought now the cause. Of course, it was impossible to guess that Isabella and her father might have perished in at what hour there was a chance of their subsiding. I seeking to escape in terror from the flood. But it oc hesitated for a time whether to exhibit any further curred to me, that though it could not reach their own violence of anxiety to reach Mr. Arthur's, or to wait apartments it might yet endanger the safety of the for the expected boat which was to be employed in whole tenement, and, at the worst, imprison them, and carrying provisions to the besieged, who might need seperate her from me until it had subsided. The in a supply. As I paced to and fro upon the margin, on habitants who had not escaped from the shops and lower which the rising waters still seemed to encroach, the floors of the houses between the place where I was and delay of its arrival at length became intolerable. The the river, were all crowded in the upper flats of these day wore on---the churches emptied their crowds, to tenements, whose windows, crammed with a terrified throng to the scene and return again to serion with a population, contrasted strangely with the utter solitude tranquillity which I envied. At length, chafed into nearer the street, where every opening was closed, and i contempt for even the titter of a hundred gazers, or the not a living thing was visible. The carcasses of drowned deprecatory smile of my mistress herself, I retraced my domestic animals, filth, and fragments of furniture, steps to the Trongate, and pursued its westward course floated around; but, beneath the second story of the towards the Broomielaw, anticipating the possibility of houses, vestige of animated being there was none. procuring there a hoat and a couple of rowers from one Boats could not be procured from the harbour, and carts of the vessels in that harbour. In my anxious haste, did not then, as now, in similar emergencies, ply through I had forgotten that the same river which leapt over the stream ; indeed, the water was much too deep for its bounds at a higher part of its course, was not likely them, even if they had had a dry spot to resort to after to confine itself within them, so much farther down its passing through it. The wailing of women and chil. | channel. As I might have anticipated, I found the dren, driven from their houses, and the chattering in, scene at the Jamaica-street bridge.--which the elevation quiries of idlers asking for particulars, which those who of its roadway enabled me to reach one of wider desoknew were too deeply affected to communicate, pre lation, and far more awful grandeur than the circumvented my eager questions as to Mr. Arthur's and his scribed one I had left. Placed on its centre arch, and family's safety being answered. At length I found one looking upward, it seemed as if some mighty transatwho said-blessed words--that he could assure me lantic stream, and not an island river, rolled along in that they were still in their own house and in a secu. terrible depth and irresistible might, between banks rity their elevated position ensured them. But then, whose edges were steep and abrupt, indeed, for, defined he told me also, that it was but three or four hours only by the fronts of the far-separated lines of houses since it became impossible to reach them, by the in which stood many hundred feet distant from its usual crease of the food ; so that my delay-my confidence channel, but close beside, which it now rushed furiously my hope-had exiled me, during her danger, from my by in boiling eddies or clay-coloured waves, fearful in sweetheart's side! Had I hastened at an earlier hour | their silent, unfoamy turbulence, which no wind stirred to assure myself of her safety, I should have shared her up-as in the angry malice of a man, for whose fury we imprisonment, and been with her in case of peril! This perceive no present cause. Beneath the bridge, the was indeed a bitter reflection.

water roared with thundering turmoil, and, all of it After as careful a survey of the position and depth that could not escape through the roomy arches, curled of the water, as my perturbation and self-reproach would up into yeast by the resistance of the abutments, raged permit, and being assured that a boat was hourly ex noiselessly and fearlessly through the ornamental circupected from some quarter or other, I judged that if I | lar openings placed above them. Looking down the could procure a horse I might ride so far down as to stream, where, if there was less turbulence, because obtain a glimpse of Mr. Arthur's windows, and perhaps there was a greater room for expansion, the prospect see Isabella at one of them. A proffer of about as was not less terrible and uncommon. Between the much as the value of the brute, procured me the loan of houses far remote from the breast-work of the harbour a miserable creature from a carter, who unharnessed and those on the opposite shore, still more widely sethe animal; aud on its naked back I rode into the parated from the broad and level bank of the river, by water, till it reached my knees and the girths of the à pasture park and road, there was but one vast channel hack who then would go no farther. I, however, at for the sea-like stream that fillsd it-o-brimmingly. The tained my purpose. The jeers ef the crowd, and the water was seen even to extend far up the streets, which, awkward splattering of the animal, unaccustomed on either hand, open latterly from what seemed now equally to water and to being rode upon, attracted to but the stone edging of this gigantic canal, or vast the windows all who could spare a thought from their basin; and the long line of vessels, secured to their own fears. Isabella opened the casement of her own usual rings and fastenings on the quay, and riding room and looked out. A glance showed me that she either close to its front, or over its top, as their cables was safe, and her that I was an object of, not uncalled gave them space, looked but a large fleet at anchor in for, merriment to the gazers, 1 perceived this myself the middle of the stream. · At the moment I turned my but not till the wave of her 'kerchief told me that all face westward, a little sloop had broken from its fastenwas well, and the arch nod of her head showed she, ings with apparently but an old man and a boy on was sufficiently at her ease to smile. I returned to the board, and was reeling down the eddying current in shore, as I may call it, happy-yet shall I confess it ? drunken-like whirls, while the ear shrunk from the almost angry too.

screams of the helpless extremes of existence on board The waters continued to rise and, as the wind had of it, as did the eye from their peril-a peril from which abated, it was obvious that the melting of the snow was they could escape only by the miracle of their bark NO. XXXV111. VOL. IV.

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being speedily driven on the level shore, or running ments were hurriedly opened ; and, in the tenement for foul of some larger vessel which could stand the shock. whose security alone I cared, a singular bustle and conOf yawl or pinnace, there was not a vestige in sight. fusion was observed. Suddenly there ran along the Every thing without a mast that was not swamped, had line of gazers that defined the dry street from the water, been hoisted up into snug security on the deck of the the broken whisper, whence communicated I have never larger vessels they attended; and to my hurried, and, I learned, that the foundations of the houses farthest I fear, incoherent inquiries whether I could hire a boat down had been sapped and were giving away. The and some rowers, to proceed to the Saltmarket and flags of the pavement, it was said, were starting up carry me to a building insulated by the water, I only upon their ends, and the screams were accasioned by procured, in answer, the stare of vacant astonishment, the inmates observing fearful rents in the walls of the or heard vulgar jesting and the slang of freshwater buildings, from the lower fats of which the water was sailors. It soon became obvious, even to myself, that now hastening with rapid and destructive suction. I it was altogether hopeless to expect to effect a com saw nothing of this, for I waited not to look. It was munication with Mr. Arthur's family by such means, enough that I had heard. Throwing myself into a and there was obviously nothing for me but patience cart, I seized the halter of the horse, and, hardly wait. a sufficient punishment for my morning procrastination. | ing for the driver, forced it onwards through the still I strained my eyes to watch if there was any percepti. deep, though now receding flood. The water was over ble fall in the height of the water, and almost blessed the flooring of the vehicle before it reached the gatealoud a person who assured me that he thought it had way leading to Isabella's dwelling; and was up to my begun to ebb, although even my eagerness could not breast as, at one bound, I leaped over the wheels, reperceive any mark of its recession,

gardless of the snorting capers of the affrighted horse. I returned again to my station, in the street where In one minute I was under the archway leading to the Isabella lived. The waters had not subsided; but the house, and in utter darkness; but I half stepped half wind had again risen, and at six o'clock-it was now floated onwards towards where, as I guessed, was the four-the tide would be full, and, consequently, the entrance to the stair. In one moment I was up to the flood greater. In my absence, I learned with regret, eyes-plunged into a hole, occasioned hy the breaking but without self-reproach, that the expected boat had up of the pavement; in another, dripping at every arrived from the Forth and Clyde canal basin; but, lock, I had struggled, I hardly knew how, but instincafter carrying assistance to many sufferers, had swamped tively, to the staircase, and was above the water-mark upon a bulk, hidden under water, and it was not on its steps. A second showed me a frightful rent in thought worth while to cart another from such a dis the wall of the stair; and, almost with but one bound, tance. For some hours, then, even under the most I was by the side of Isabella Less alarmed than I, favourable circumstances, it was evident that no exer she was, however, like all the inmates of the building, tion on my part could enable me to overcome the ob greatly terrified, and anxiously waiting the assistance stacles which separated me from my beloved ; and, ex for which her father was by this time making signals hausted with anxiety and fatigue, and cold and hunger, at the window. A word served to explain that the I was prevailed upon by some friends who had now means of succour and escape were near at hand, in the joined me, to retire to a neighbouring tavern for some cart, which I had ordered to wait my return. The old refreshment. Night was now closing in, but it was in man was grateful; my beloved silently but fondly subthe unclouded beauty of a rising moon, and with the mitted to be lifted up in my arms; and, followed by clear atmosphere of a returning frost, so that I was the servants carrying papers and other valuables, I procheered by the hope, on my part, and certainty on that ceeded down to the still half-choked up archway. As of others, that ere nine o'clock, the passage to the foot we went onwards, a loud crack from the timbers of the of the Saltmarket would be practicable. Some of my building, and a visible widening of the rent before no. companions even asserted that that street would be ticed, together with the fall of masses of plaster from almost as soon drained as the bowl in whose brimming the roof, increased their terror and quickened our speed. contents they pledged my mistress, and the wish, at the Bearing aloft my precious charge, and exclaiming that same time, that I might never suffer so much from I should lead the way, I plunged into the water, which drought as I had done from moisture. Though anxi now reached no higher than my middle. Taking care ous, I became almost cheerful ; but was again at my to avoid that side where I stumbled as I entered, I post by the time of high-water. And there, to and fro, cautiously moved on, pressing my dear burden to my did I pace, marking and measuring the recession of the breast, with one arm, while the other served to pilot slimy flood, whose retreat had now obviously, though me along the walls with-I still remember-unhurry. slowly, begun. At eight o'clock, I conceived it possi. ing care. The father and domestics hesitated to follow, ble to reach the entrance to Mr. Arthur's dwelling, by and the lights they held in their hands threw a dazzling driving a cart through the water. When the owner of glare upon the dismal waters, as I turned round to in. it, however, found that the food reached above the quire the cause of their delay, and encourage their protrams, he refused to proceed. Another hour of feverish gress-when, in one instant of time, I was plunged into watchfulness was mine, and another attempt, although a dark and narrow gulf, which had yawned open for nearer success—because coming closer to the mark my destruction as I advanced! I felt myself sink in yet did not reach it. At length, just as the first a moment, and graze against the sides of the chasm as chimes of the ten o'clock bells were inducing the few | I descended; and she was with me-clinging to me uninterested stragglers who lingered upou the spot to locked in my arms: One dreadful scream from herturn homewards, a loud cry was heard to proceed from a gurgling groan from myself-and the feeling of inthe lower part of the street, near to which we could now tense pain in my temples for a breath-is all that I readvance. Lights were seen at many windows; case. | member of this dreadful hour. Dim recollections I have, indeed, of flaming torches-coils of ropes and blood, and firmly strung in every sinew. But let the iron-spiked drags ; bleeding temples, and draughts lady and the char-woman change situations for twelve forced down my throat ; oaths-exclamations-wailings months, and the case of the hand will be in a great deand tears; but these I dare not think upon ; for I was gree reversed. The lady, compelled to exercise her mad, they tell me, for a time—when, weeks after, I in hands at all hours, will drive the blood to them in an quired where I lay—and for my Isabella. I then learn increased current, and it will give away part of its noued that it was presumed she-more severely bruised rishment to the sinews and muscles every time it passes than even I had been, in the descent to the cellar be them in its journey to and from the heart; that is, neath the gateway, whose arch was broken-had sunk about every five or ten minutes in the day. The sinews, with me ; while her body had not instantaneously risen in consequence of this extra supply of nourishment, to the surface of the horrid gap, as had mine; and thus will hecome thick and strong, and the hands red and she had perished-half stunned and half drowned-be coarse. The char-woman, on the ather hand, now neath this low-browed vault, and amid these slimy placed, according to our supposition, in her fine drawingwaters! Her father died broken-hearted! It has been room, with nothing to do, has the current of blood, award to live so. Lunatics are mad when the moon is which was formerly driven by labour to her hand, inat the full; I am so only when again the hateful waves terrupted, and stagnating idly about her liver or her of the spate are in the streets of the city, and, it may be, brain; and her hands will consequently become pale, sapping more foundations-and drowning more earthly delicate and feeble, for lack of their accustomed stream hopes of happiness and other Isabellas! It is only then of blood. that I can utter her name, or tell her fearful and un Sir A. Carlisle has ingeniously remarked, that in timely fate. The Chameleon.

birds of prey, or such as remain long on the wing, the wing-muscles are not only larger, but much more florid,

in consequence of the increased stream of blood ; and THE CHURCH BELL.

it has been well remarked, on the same principle, that

the muscles connected with the voice in the sky-lark, One hour, the bell

which are long exercised, have a similar appearance.f Its marriage music gave; The next, a knell

In persons who have undergone amputation of one of Resounded o'er o grave.

the limbs, it is commonly found that the other from the That bell is rife

additional exercise imposed on it, becomes larger and With fate; fatal its breath!

more powerful.
A voice of life
It hath,-a tongue of death!

Dr. Macartney mentions a case no less in point. It
Inviting half mankind to glee,

frequently happens, that strong and labouring people The other, to eternity!

C. H.

acquire some lateral inclination of the body, and a projection of the shoulder-blade, from employing only one hand in their work. In these cases, the shoulder which

is least exercised is the one that stands out ; while the BEAUTY OF SHAPE AND CARRIAGE

other is, from the exercise, always of a peculiarly fine IMPROVED BY MECHANICAL METHODS.

form.

It will now be an easy task to apply these principles In order to understand the beneficial or the injuri. to the improvement and preservation of the shape and ous effects of the varied and opposite plans which have carriage, bearing in mind that overstretching any of the been invented for preserving and improving the shape muscles, without rest or remission, tends to destroy and carriage, it will be necessary to go a little into the their tone and their natural proportions. We shall science of the subject. But though we should take you accordingly proceed to the examination of the various ankle deep into the sea of philosophy, we shall be mer. contrivances now in use in schools and private families, ciful to you, if you should prove indifferent scholars, ! with a reference to the figure and carriage of young by making our illustrations plain, as we would rather ladies. We shall begin with gain the character of being homely and practical than unintelligible and useless. We shall, therefore, proceed

Shoulder Braces. to introduce you to the scientific principles upon which

The incessant injunction of mothers and governesses, we ground the effects of exercise and rest.

to keep the head up, and the shoulders back, is founded Our philosophy, then, is founded on the fact, that

npon the most erroneous and and dangerous principle; the more frequently and vigorously any member of the

being entirely in opposition to the law of nature, that body is exercised, the more the blood will flow to that

in order to keep the body healthy, rest must succeed member; and as the blood is the chief agent for im.

exertion. Man, it has been well remarked, was formed parting strength, the greater the stream of blood the

to walk upright, but it was decreed likewise that he more vigorous will the member become. Try the ex

should bend his back in tilling the ground; and those periment of tying up an arm or a leg to prevent its

who fail to do so, shall not go unpunished for their dismotion, while the other is exercised, and it will shrink

obedience, It is the absurd prohibition of this simple and dwindle away to a skeleton, while the one that is

motion of the body alone, and the want of the wholeexercised will remain in flesh and be strong.

some and indispensible alternation of action and rest of We prove our second by a more familiar example, formerly alluded to. Compare the delicate, soft, silky hand of a fashionable lady, with (pardon the compari.

• Philosophical Transactions, Vol. 90. son) the hand of a char-woman. The one is pale,

+ Ward, on the Spine, page 7. bloodless and feeble; the other is purple-red, full of Trs. Roy. Irish Academy, for 1817.

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