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durent ce que durent les roses, l’ESPACE D'UN MATIN, mais cette apparition est fraiche, est suave, est charmante, surtout pour les jeunes filles qui trouvent ainsi une parure dont la nature fait tous les frais.
The New Musical Language Invented by M. Supre.
une pareille dans sa succession, à l'exception qu'elle n'était ni glacée ni doublée et que le manche se pliait de manière à mettre le tout dans sa poche.
Espérons qu'à force de revenir aux vieux usages, nous reviendrons à cette vieille fleur de galunterie dont on n'a plus (soit dit sans mauvaise intention) que la tradition. Cela arrivera avec les ailes de pigeon et la queue ....
Adieu ; je ne voudrais pas que cette lettre fût lue par la jeune France : elle me renverrait sous mon ciel gris prêcher mon code de chevalerie, et ce n'est point expulsée de cette terre hospitalière que je désire revoir ma bonne seur.
Autrefois, cet autrefois signifie une dizaine d'années, autrefois, dis-je il existait une mode pour se coiffer, mode suggérée par une nouvelle saison, une circon. stance brillante, une apparition élégante, enfin quelque révolution dans les choses ou les sociétiés de ce monde. On adoptait alors un principe commun, et nul n'aurait osé intervenir à l'ordre général qui admettait les coiffures hautes ou basses, lisses ou bouclées, etc., mais adopté partout et pour tout. Tant pis si votre physionomie toute ronde ne pouvait s'accomoder aux grosses touffes crêpées, si votre visage ovale el amaigri était condamné à s'allonger au milieu des boucles à l'anglaise, ou, pour plus de fatalité encore, si votre front irrégulier devait montrer de fâcheux contours sous une coiffure à la chinoise. Si telle était la mode, vous deviez l'adopter, parce que la mode était une, et que son despotisme ne connaissait ni nuances, ni concessions possibles
Aujourd'hui que les idées libérales ont envahi toutes les têtes, il n'est pas étonnant que l'art de la coiffure ait gagné en affranchissement, et nous devons dire en goût. Les cheveux ne sont plus tributaires d'une loi générale, et ils se disposent, s'élèvent, se tournent de mille façons diverses sans préjudice à la mode, L'importance du coiffeur n'a rien perdu à ce changement, mais son mérite s'est en quelque sorte déplacé, et tel artiste habile à échafauder des fleurs, des plumes, des tresses et des boucles, doit céder son renom au jeune adepte qui, plus simple, plus vrai, plus en harmonie avec les goûts du jour, ne vise qu'à la grâce, à l'étude de ce qui sied, et procède par l'instinct du beau bien plus que par l'habitude de l'art. Il faut l'avouer, la jeunesse est en vogue aujourd’hi ; et quelle que soit la réputation des anciennes sommités de la mode, elle doit faire place à la nouveauté qui plaît et crée sur de modernes principes. Que M. Small se lance avec hardiesse dans cette arène, où depuis quelque tems les coiffeurs de Paris ont prouvé tant de susceptibilités et de talent; qu'il vienne révéler du goût, de la grâce, une manière de faire toute neuve et tout empreinte de ce prestige de jeunesse que nous citons, et nous devons lui prédire un avenir brillant, et nous devons lui assigner à l'avance la place honorable que les arts décernent au bon goût, et qui l'ont fait déjà distinguer par le monde élégant.
Le premier modèle de coiffure que nous offrirons est exécuté par M. Small, et représente un genre trèssimple et convenable aux jeunes personnes.
En général les coiffures sont d'une extrême simplicité dans cette saison, et, comme pour s'harmoniser avec la nature, les femmes adoptent beaucoup de fleurs naturelles dans les clieveux. Pour les petites soirées de châteaux, rien de plus joli que les roses à demi épanouies que l'on place en couronne ou en bouquet sur sa tête; elles
The formation of a language capable of universal application, has engaged the attention of the learned, from a remote period; the difficulties of pronunciation, independent of other considerations, have opposed insuperable barriers to the accomplishment of this pur. pose. It was subsequently attempted to make music the vehicle of such communication, but with no better
New difficulties arose, which were found insurmountable; and no satisfactory results were ob. tained.
M. Sudre has, however, been more fortunate in perfecting a system, capable of the most extensive appli. cation ; not only can an universal interchange of ideas take place amongst all nations, but the deaf, the dumb, and the blind are capable of being participators in the benefit of this admirable discovery.
On Wednesday, the 8th of July, we attended the first lecture given by M. Sudre, in this metropolis, and witnessed the experiments illustrative of his system ; which has already gained the approbation of the Royal Institute of France, as well as the suffrages of the French Press.
M. Sudre had the assistance of a pupil, scarcely fifteen or sixteen years old : it was remarkable to observe the facility with which this youth transcribed, on a black ground, in our usual characters, letters and words dictated by his master on the violin by several successive notes. The sentence had been given unpremeditatedly, by one of the spectators, and there could be no suspicion of deception.
Other experiments followed. The pupil's eyes being closed, M. Sudre communicated to him, by means of the fingers, sentences given by the company. A musican, placed at the end of the room, transmitted on the French-horn, in clear and distinct notes, words giren in different languages. These words were immediately transcribed by the corresponding telegraphic signs. M. Sudre then explained the means by which, in the event of the telegraphic communication being interrupted at one of its stations, the horn could be made to supply the deficiency, at a distance of three miles,
The last experiment consisted in a dictation in the articulated Musical Language. The master repeated the notes, and the pupil translated them. Words even of the most rare occurrence, names of places and persons, are subject to the application of this method, which in fine, does not only repeat sense, but sound. A representation of its advantages would be useless; the audience perfectly appreciated them, and the inventor experienced in the flattering testimonies of approbation which he received on all bands, a degree of recompense for his labors.
comforts with which she is surrounded, -render the moment one of pleasing interest to the most careless bystander.—Tales
of the Peerage and the Peasantry. Balloon Communication between London and Paris.—We per
The Monastery of Bulalha.--I could not fail observing the ceive that the grand aerial project which occupied so much of
admirable order in which every-the minutest nook and corner the attention of the Parisian quidnuncs about this time last
of this truly regal monastery, is preserved: not a weed in any year, is revived with this difference only, that the scene of
crevice, not a lichen on any stone, not a stain on the warmoperation, or to speak more properly, perhaps, the starting
colored apparently marble walls, not a floating cress on the unpost, has been shifted from Paris to London. 'The projectors,
sullied waters of the numerous mountains. The ventilation of who have taken unto themselves the style and title of the
all these spaces was most admirable; it was a luxury to “ European Aeronautical Society,” announce in the newspapers
breathe the temperate, delicious air, blowing over the fresh that their “ first aerial ship, the Eagle, 160 feet long, 50 feet herbs and flowers which filled the compartments of a parterre high, and 40 feet wide," which is to be (?) " manned by a crew
in the centre of a cloister, from wbich you ascend by a few exof seventeen persons," may be inspected at a certain dock in
pansive steps to the chapter-house, a square of 70 feet, and the the neighbourhood of Kensington, previous to making its first
most strikingly beautiful apartinent I ever beheld. The gracetrip" from London to Paris and back again ;' after which it
ful arching of the roof, unsupported by console or column, is is to make similar trips to Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, Mu
unequalled; it seems suspended by magic; indeed, human means vich, Madrid, &c., till the practicability of establishing an
failed twice in constructing this bold, unembarrassed space. aerial communication between London and the other capitals
A very youthful-looking lay brother received my of Europe is fully and incontrovertibly demonstrated ! 'The
Arabian into his charge with great delight, and stroked its mane scheme is, after all, only a copy, and that but an indifferent
and kissed its neck in a transport of childish fondness. As to one, of a plan that was proposed as far back as 1796, by an en
me, though I was treated with less enthusiasm, there was no gineer of the name of Campenas, and not only entertained by
want of the utmost cordiality in my reception. An iminense the French government, but sanctioned by that select body of
earthen platter, containing a savoury mess of fish and rice, vethe French Institute. Campenas wrote a long letter 10
getables delicately fried after the Italian fashion, caraffes of Bonaparte, then General-in-Chief of the army of Italy, from wine, baskets of ripe and fragrant fruit, pomegranates, apricots which we extract a paragraph or two. "General Citizen, and oranges, were neatly arranged on a marble table, having The artist who addresses you, filled with the most lively gra- in its centre a rock of transparent ice, shining with ten thoutitude, will erect, if the means of execution be afforded him, a
sand prismatic colors. To this frugal collation I sat down with vast edifice, whence, at the conclusion of his labours there will
the most sincere appetite, and was waited upon with hospitable issue an Aerial Vessel, capable of carrying up with you more glee by the angels of this wilderness-two lay brothers and as than 200 persons, and which may be directed to any point of
many novices, -all of whom appeared enchanted with an opthe compass. I myself will be your pilot. You can thus,
portunity of making themselves of some use in this moral exwithout any danger, hover about the feets of enemies jealous istence. The Prior, crossing his hands on his bosom, entreat. of our happinessr: ' thunder against them, like a new Jupiter,
ed me to dispense with his attentions for half an hour, the merely by throw. dicularly downwards fire-brands choir-service imperatively requiring his presence. As soon as made of a substance will kindle only by the contact and be had taken his departure, followed by his friars and novices, percussion at t its fall, but which it will be impossible
I gave myself wholly up to the enjoyment of those romantic io extinguish. Or perhaps you may think it more prudent to
fancies the surrounding scenery was so admirably well adapted begin at once by forcing the British cabinet to capitulate, to inspire. Two stately portals, thrown wide open to catch which you may easily do, as you will have it in your power the breezes, admitted views of the principal courts and cloisters to set fire to the city of London, or to any of the maritime
of this onequalled monument of the purest taste of the fourteenth towns of England. From the calculations I have made, I am
century. A tranquil, steady sun-light overspread their grand convinced that with this machine you may go from Paris to broad surfaces. The graceful spire, so curiously belted with London, and return back again to Paris in twenty-four hours, zones of the richest carved work, rose high above the ornawithout descending. The object I propose is, to establish in mented parapets, relieved by a soft and mellow evening sky. the great ocean of the atmosphere a general vavigation, infi- None of the monks were moving about; but I heard, with a sort nitely more certain and more advantageous than maritime na
of mournful pleasure, their deep and solemn voices issuing from vigation, which has ever disturbed the tranquillity of mankind
the great porch of the transcept nearest the choir. The young, -o restore the perfect liberty of commerce, and to give peace Egyptian-looking boys in white linen tunics I had noticed at and happiness to all the nations of the universe, and unite my first visit, were all at their accustomed avocations, disthem as one family. By great labour I have surmounted the
lodging every atom of dust from the deeply-indented tracery. multiplied obstacles which presented themselves before me;
The flamingo was there, but I missed the stork, -and knew but and my progressive discoveries are developed in a work which too soon the cause of his being missed; for, upon ascending I have prepared, consisting of about 400 pages, and divided the steps before the chapter-house, I discovered him lying into five parts." How lucky for England that the “ new Ju
stretched out upon the pavement, stiff and dead. One of tbe piter" had other things on hand, to divert his attention from
boys stood bending over him in an attitude expressive of the this most appalling (though not more appalling than sensible) deepest sorrow. T'he youth saw I compassionated him, and scheme of national destruction ! - Mechanic's Magazine.
murmured out, in a low, desponding voice, “ This poor bird The Children of the Poor.-Of all qualities a sweet temper
followed me all the way from my home in Alemtejó a long is perhaps the one least cultivated in the lower ranks of life.
distance from Batalha. He was the joy of my life, and dearly The peculiar disposition is not watched ; care is not taken to
loved by my mother, who is dead. I shall never see her again
in this world, nor hear the cheering cry of this our fond housedistinguish between the passionate child, the sulky, the obstinate, and the timid. The children of the poor are allowed a
hold bird, calling me up in the morning: he will receive no latitude of speech unknown among the higher orders, and they
more crumbs from my hand-he will keep faithfully by my are free from the salutary restraint imposed by what is termed
side no longer. I have no one now in this grand place who
loves me !" And he burst into a flood of bitter tears, and it “ company.'
When in the enjoyment of full health and strength, the ungoverned temper of the poor is one of their
was a relief to my owu heart--a great relief-to join in his most striking faults, while their resignation under affliction,
mourning. The Prior, who happened to come rat the mo
ment, could not at first imagine what had affected me; but whether mental or bodily, is the point of all others in which the rich might with advantage study to imitate them - Tales of the
when I pointed to the boy and the lifeless stork, he entered Peerage and the Peasantry.
into my feelings with his characteristic benevolence, and spoke
words of comfort to the poor weeping child with such true paThe First Visit to a Married Child.-Generally speaking, if
rental kindness, as seemed to assure him he had still a friend. there is a moment of unmixed happiness, it is that in which pa
Touched to the heart, the boy fell on his knees, and kissed the rents pay their first visit to a married child, and in which
parement and his stork at the same time. I left himextending children receive the first visit from their parents. The pretty,
his arms to the good Prior in an act of supplication, which I half childish, half matronly pride with which the young wife
learnt afterwards bad not been treated with cold indifference. does the honours of her domestic arrangements; the fearful
Recollections of an Excursion to the Monasteries of Alcobaça and joy of the mother as she inspects and admires; the honest
Batalha. happiness of the father ; and the modest exultation of the bridegroom who has installed the creature he loves in all the
THE WHITE ROSE IN MULL.
of wicker-work, covered externally with raw hides,A TALE OF THE 14TH CENTURY.
be more easily lulled to rest by the wind which, to ears
unattuned to the stern elemental music of the Hebrides, Wilder than fiction's night-mare dreams themselves, Are oft the changes memory records
would have appeared to blow a gale. As it was, not As Truths-yet Truths that History bat tells
a living thing, save Crochan and his dog, were astir,To sneer at ; --since, forsooth, they come not down
unless, indeed, Morag and Flora could be said to be so, On musty parchment-but the living tongue !
who were lying and tossing about their nether limbs,
either from anxiety at the delay of Crochcan's visit, It was in a stormy night of September, in the year curiosity to learn for which of them it was really meant, 1398, that a gillie (or household man-servant) of -or the peculiarly populous condition of the colonies, Donald,--the potent and undisputed Lord of the Isles, that in these days were allowed to locate themselves on as indeed he was virtual monarch of the Western High- | all woollen coverings, both north and south of the Spey. lands of Scotland, -sought to steal out unperceived from Crochcan, a little, light, active fellow, was stepping out a rude postern in the wall which surrounded a mass of with a very free and unencumbered gait,--the wind buildings, imposing rather from their extent than from taking considerable and somewhat unjustifiable liberties any other characteristic, which formed the castle, or with his kilt,—when, all of a sudden, bis dog gave a habitation of the island Chief. It was placed on the growl, which he knew to be an infallible sign that north-west coast of Mull, in a situation protected in something either with two legs or four was approaching. some degree from the violence of the prevailing winds, It was nothing, however, with legs at all, that was by the small island of Ulva, whose shores, though not nearing them,-although it held those which had these lofty, formed a sort of breakwater to the inner channel, needful aids to locomotion on dry land, we were about in which lay at anchor the galleys of Donald, whose to say, till we remembered it was of Mull we were warlike strength, as may be supposed from his title, was writing. Crochcan, in fact, was as near to the sea as, rather maritime than chivalric. Angus, or Crochcan, upon it, a boat was near to the shore, although, in the as he was called, from the name of his father's farm,
darkness of the tempest he had not discerned its apwas, like many other young men of four and twenty, — proach. The growl of his dog in despite of a “shuist!" over head and ears in love. He, to be sure, did not or two, was speedily converted into an open bark, which very well know whether it was with Flora, the fair- threatened to awake even the warder, as the keel of a haired nurse in the family of Donald's brother, whose vessel of some size, and a build superior to Hebridean residence was a short way from the castle, or with Morag, architecture, touched the strand. Before Crochcan had who presided over the culinary details of the same com- time to wonder who the deuce had come so abruptly to munity. Flora, he allowed, was the comelier of the interfere with his visit to Flora and Morag, four stout two,-but, then, Flora was a nurse, and that without fellows leaped ashore, and pulled their boat high above the priest's permission ; and Morag had saved some cer- the surf that was raging round them. There was now tain silver crowns in the course of her longer period of enough of light to show that they were not islesmen, service than Flora. Crochcan was, however, resolved even if the dog's violence had not given good reason to upon seeing one or other of the rival queens of his af- infer that they were strangers. Croc can was no coward, fection that night, even at the hazard of the high dis- - but he was no sea king or yarl either;—so he thought pleasure of Donald himself, who had ordered the warders it best to hold his tongue, though his dog would not. to take care that no one approached or departed from Presently the four seamen lifted out of the stern of the the castle, from dusk till dawn ; such precaution being boat a figure, whose helplessness seemed increased by rendered necessary by certain rumours, that Robert the
the very quantity of protections wrapped about it. Third, of Scotland, or rather, that his more ambitious Placed perpendicularly, and relieved from a mountain of brother, Albany, the real governor of the Lowlands, moist coverings, Crochcan, for the first time, perceived was not altogether satisfied with Donald, for his not that it was a human being, —but whether male or female resting contented with the sovereignty of the Hebridean he could not make out. He now thought it high time, Archipelago,—but occasionally hinting the propriety however, to let the party know there was another of making settlements further inland than he had looker-on besides the dog; and, accordingly, he ada hitherto attempted. The warder, however, as in duty vanced and hailed them. The reply of the mariners bound, having drank his master's health in usquehaugh, was in the Erse language, but in a dialect of it Crochwith the more feryour and frequency that there was can could not very well comprehend. He knew, howsome likelihood of danger to it from Lowland cross-bows, ever, by its sound, that it was the Irish variety, and -was comfortably asleep in his plaid, which, by the gathered enough of its meaning to discover that they way, was all the softer that it was as wet as a Mull mist asked for food and shelter, till morning would show could make it. We presume the same loyal devotion them where they were, and how to proceed to the resihad made the seamen on board the galleys, if galleys dence of Donald, Lord of the Isles. “ You shall not they could be called,-many of them being but coracles need to go far in search of either," said Crochcan, big No, lyul, VOL. v,
with the dignity of being the representative of his mas- Crochcan was engaged in an examination of features so ter, even before ambassadors so wild and
strange to him, Phaudrig, the younger of the seamen, why does not the lady speak ?” added he, turning to had contrived, in despite of his Gaelic being different the muffled figure,—whose draperies were certainly from that of Flora's, to ingratiate himself into her good somewhat feminine.—“She does not speak our lan- gracess whilst Terence had made equal progress in those guage,” said the elder of the four, and apparently the of Morag. So far, indeed, had they proceeded that skipper of the barque. Although Crochcan had at first, they seemed actually disposed to taste whether Mull in the dignity of the moment, announced food, shelter, lips were equal to those of the beauties of the coast of and even Donald himself, as just at hand, a moment's Antrim Crochcan, however, could not stand this ; but consideration served to show him the danger of trying he found the Irishmen, even then, were as ready with to awaken a drunken warder, and a fiery-tempered lord, buffets as with blarney. A regular battle was about
cor, indeed, any of the inmates of the castle, who were to ensue, in spite of the imploring looks, and soft, but likely to fell to the ground the first man that roused unintelligible language of the stranger. Morag and them, by way of putting their hand in trim for the ap- Flora were in despair—" The lady would hear them, proach of the enemy. Morag and Flora, he knew, would and come down, &c.”—And so the lady did. The wife be awake ; and, even at the risk of spoiling a night's of Alister was from the low country; she had, indeed, courtship, he deemed it better to convey the strangers been educated in England, and was a woman of courtly to the house of the master of these maidens, and also manners, although not above descending to see the octo appeal to their good offices for two thirds of what he casion of uproar in her kitchen. had promised, than run the risk of rousing any inmate With a stately step she entered the gloomy den, so of the castle--and showing how very insignificant a called, which was lightened up at one end by the blazing personage he was when within it. A gleam of moon- of faggots thrown about in the scuffle by the feet of the shine, it must be confessed, however, had previously struggling combatants and peace-makers. The picture shown to Crochean's perfect satisfaction, that his at- was one which would have startled hearts less stout tractions had nothing to fear by comparison with the than that of “ Maude Scrymgeour, now MöDonald,”– external man of either of the four navigators. He did six men being at each others' throats, where she had not know what wheedling tongues Irishmen had for the only recently left her two female domestics with her girls, even in the year 1398! To the house of Alister, infant, which, in these rude times, invariably shared in Donald's younger brother, he accordingly marshalled the humble accoinmodations of its nurse. « Flora, the party—the muffled figure being almost carried along Flora, where is the babe ?”—“ Morag, what means this, by their apparent leader. Crochcan was quite right: in the name of our Lady !” exclaimed she, as she ran Flora and Morag were awake, and busy quarrelling to the bed side, and ascertained that her child was in with each other for being instrumental in tempting him safety. At the sound of her voice, even the pugnacious out in such a night of wind and wet.
and aniorous Phaudrig left off both loving and fighting, in safety, however, soon put an end to the dispute, and and Crochcan was dumb ; but Morag and Flora, each the kind-heartedness of women, which is a species of rendered the other unintelligible by the profusion and cosmopolitanism, or a higher order of Freemasonry, rapidity of their explanations. The lady, however, at that prevails in behalf of the forlorn stranger in every a glance, intuitively comprehended the state of matters, quarter of the world, was speedily at work to reconcile and also the occasion of the quarrel. A single look af. the rivals to the loss of a night's courtship, and to the terwards was enough to convince her, that one of the labour of kindling a fire and making a meal Before party was no common sea-rover; and without addressthe crackling blaze of the one, and the exhilarating ing a word of either welcome or reproach to the seamen, vapours of the other, the party were soon seated ;--the she strode up to the again muffled stranger, who, leannow unmuffled stranger, however, being placed by the ing upon the wall of the recess, back to which the seamen quite aloof from themselves and their good-na-flaming embers were restored, wore indeed the air of at tured guide. With a shrug of needful acquiescence, once proud but dejected humility and nobleness. “Fair the former swallowed the rude, but warming cordial Sir," said she in her Lowland tongue—" that you are
a stranger, I see—that you needed shelter, I can believe seemed to press upon him-or her. As the fire burned -that you found it, I am glad. I pray you, be not brighter, the person was assisted to disrobe still further, disconcerted at this rude brawl between your guides till at length Crochcan became satisfied that it was a and the clansman of my lord and brother Douald, who man, in spite of his long garments,-consisting of a tunic has wisely, I see, brought you hither, rather than rouse and mantle,—that had been passenger in the galley. the inmates of the castle. This is no meet place for The feminine aspect of the stranger might have excused you, however.-Morag, lift that branch and show the a more prolonged hesitation. His hair was of that way to your master's chamber-it will be for him to bright colour which is vulgarly called red, for want of enquire the title of the noble guest, who is honouring a better name, although nothing can be more unlike the his roof by seeking shelter beneath it.” Morag litted the red of any other substance. Brighter and paler than blazing brand, while the stranger, with an agitated air gold-yet not golden,-it was neither yellow nor white, and trembling hand, sought to draw the edge of his but of a hue produced apparently by the mixture of mantle over his brow, as he made an obeisance of hairs of both tivges,-in short, such as all the Italian knightly grace to the lady. It was too late, however. masters have chosen to paint our Saviour with. A The light flashed upon a face remarkable at any timebrief beard, of the same colour, seemed so fair and soft, but strikingly so among accessories so rude. “ Jesu that it would hardly of itself have convinced Crochcan and our Lady!” exclaimed the mistress of the mansion; of its wearer's masculine character ; and cheeks pale, “ do I dream-Richard of Bourdeaux-Richard of and eyes blue and sad, completed the portraiture. While England here—Richard the dethroned-the dead !—My
Aye! then the haunts of mirtbless din
I seek, and ves the night with riot, Or drench with wine the flame within,
And mortgage years of future quiet. —But I'll not press thy taintless lip.
While I'm unworthy theo-No-Never! Repentance, dregs 'tis mine to sip, --Then Thine-and Virtue's I'm-for ever!-Ibid.
my lord, let me kneel to you as once before I did in York !—God of Heaven can it be so !—Morag, stay, -till I call your master. My liege, I am lost in wonder-can it possibly be you?"
It was indeed Richard the Second of England, escaped from Pontefract Castle, where, it was given out, he starved himself to death, and now a refugee in Mull! From thence he shortly proceeded to the mainland of Scotland, where, for nineteen years, he was entertained in an honourable but secret captivity, similar to that afterwards suffered by James I. in England, with this difference, that it was in secret. Before he left the island, he had given Flora her marriage portion-added to Morag's store of crowns, and stood sponsor to Richard, the babe whose slumbers he had in so unlooked for a way disturbed.—The Chameleon.
“ There is more loftivess in wrong repented of, Than all the port of never-faltering worth.”
Rizz10, A TRAGEDY.
I come to breathe one sad farewell,
One precious hour to pass beside thee; For Fate's dim page alone can tell,
When next that pleasure may betide me! I come to print one burning kiss,
From lips disease leaves yet untainted; And in that moment think of bliss,
My raplured visions oft have painted. I comemmy last calm hour is thine,
The last high throb of fading spirits ;To-morrow sees me sickly pine,
Beneath the pangs that Guilt inherits ; Yes, Guilt:—the thrills of fiery pain,
The pulse with fever wildly beating ; This dizzy aching of the brain,
This panic of the heart retreating Within its very self with fear
Of some unknown but coming danger ; These wild regrets the heart that tear,
Had all been still to me a stranger, Had Fate and Thou been only kind,
But frowning darkly both upon me, Is't wonder that I-headlong-blind,
Rushed in where prudence would disown me? Is't wonder that, my heart on fire,
My blood should share the madding fever; That Love, and love-born pure desire
Thou to be mine-I thine for ever, Quench'd by a frown-chill'd by a fate,
-A frown from theema fate that parts us, Should rouse me to that reckless state
Where even our self-respect deserts us? Quench'd did I say? The snow-showers fall
On Hecla's ever-blazing crater :
Their chill dims not that torch of Nature !
The icy damp thy frown throws o'er me, Can never quench the fire upseen
That glows in me.--I must adore thee! Bnt ever as these o'er it come,
In all their withering-wintry sadness, The pent up strife, in one wild sum,
Breaks out—and then I'm driven to madness!
[The following judicious observation we have ex. tracted from a useful little pamphlet entitled “Hudson's Spectaclænia.”] The Cases of Indistinct Sight in which Spectacles may
be used with advantage. Near-sightedness arises from the eye being too convex or prominent, and is usually perceived in persons of a very early age; and when discovered, optical aid should be immediately resorted to.
It is said that per. sons engaged in manufactures, or living in large cities, and unaccustomed to view very distant objects, are more subject to near-sightedness than others who are of a profession requiring out-door employment, as sailors, fishermen, and persons engaged in agricultural pursuits, and with the truth of this opinion, I am inclined to agree.
The near-sighted have usually a singular habit of half closing the eyes in looking at distant objects ; this may slightly assist them, but they have still a very indistinct view. They are compelled to read, write, sew, or play music at a much closer distance from the eye than other persons.
They see, perfectly unassisted, minute objects when placed close to the eye, as well or even better than distant-sighted persons see with the assistance of a powerful magnifying glass, or even with the assistance of a microscope.
The principal inconvenience attending near-sightedness is reading, writing, &c., at an inconveniently close distance, and not seeing, to recognize, an intimate friend in the street, in a church, a concert room, or in a theatre, and these persons are thus purblind at all long distances, and totally incapable of enjoying perfectly the beauties of landscape scenery, and thus lose one half of the pleasures of existence ; indeed, some, when quite children, are too near-sighted to learn to read, or receive any education, without the use of spectacles, and are remarkable for holding a book within three or four inches from their eyes to distinguish the letters. The use of appropriate and accurately adjusted concave spectacles will give to such persons a delightfully distinct and perfect view of distant objects, and enable them to read, write, &c., at a proper, convenient, and usual distance, and for a longer time than without them, preventing the fatigue, &c., experienced, especially at night. Το the near-sighted the occasional use of concave spectacles of a proper sight will often supersede the necessity of using an eye-glass, or opera-glass at the theatre, and will be found an indispensable and most agreeable companion in the promenade. They should be carried about the person at all times. How gratify. ing it must be to ladies and gentlemen thus situated, to be placed upon an equality, in point of sight, with those persons who see distinctly at all distances. How great this advantage derived from the use of appropriate concave spectacles ! They have frequently, after being