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Whether on orchard bough thou trillest a song, "Tis not the mansion that bestoweth rest,
The apple-blossoins blushing wrcaths among:

"Tis not the palace that is ever blest ; Or whether, snipping with thy tiny bill,

The humblest hut upon the heathy hill,
Thou wait'st the crumbs upon the window-sill: With sweet contentment may the bosom fill:
Come with thy russet coat and crimson vest,

The white-washed cottage more pure pleasure give, Thou ever-welcome, ever-grateful guest!

Than stuccoed mansions, where the inagnates live; Come with thy smooth plumes, with thy bright brown The prince's palace and the baron's hall, eye,

The carven ceiling and the painted wall, Tlıy pleasing coquetry—thy movements sly:

May shelter homeless hearts and tearful eyes, Come with thy glancing looks, thy sidelong gait, May feed with fire the lightning of the skies, Thy ways inquisitive-thy pretty state:

May bear the sword suspended from the roof, Come with thy arch intelligence of eye,

Have warning words upon the tapestried woof; And grant a tune of thy sweet minstrelsy.

May shake, may fall—before the blasts of fate, Lend me thy song-thy blythe and homely strain, The inward destinies or the storms of state, True to the heart and swect to hear again :

When the poor cot beside the grassy lea
Teach me the soul-blest secrets of cach note,

Is still the home of health and industry :
And let me sing as through thy tuneful throat- And happy groups beneath its woodbine bowcr,
Be now my Muse, and bard-like tune my breast In kind talk spend the summer evening hour.
Thou bird of home-home's ever-welcome guest !”. “Then envy not, ye poor! the palaced great-

The glare of glory or the pomp of state; Poets, although often very bad husbands, have Their marbled steps—their widely panelled doors : from time immemorial delighted to draw pictures Their velvet seats--their flower-inossed silken floors: of the homes which they would wish to possess. Lead oft to woe and ope to fears that fret, Here is Mr. Barmby's sketch--a pleasant one-is Cushion disease and are with sad dew wet; it not, reader?

Their snowy curtains, fairest from the loom,

Cannot conceal the flitting clouds of doom, Give me a home with garden lawn around

Nor eider down from the bird's white bosom prest, The sweet grass mingled with the flower-decked Hush the fast throbs of the vain heart to rest; ground,

Poor is their pomp—and who for yellow wealth Let it slope gently to the soft-breathed south,

Would wear grief's white, or lose the rosc of health ?” And quaff its warm (Iraughts with a thirsty mouth; Let a green valley fair before it spread,

We could have wished that in this and some And through its mends a bright blue stream be led;

other passages reference had been made to the Let high liills rise beyond, and a calm sky Bend o'er and hide the neighbouring town from eye,

power of religion to make home happy. Poets And be it roofed with thatch, or slate or tile

may draw beautiful sketches of family bliss ; but It matters not-so it has rustic style ;

where the love of God is awanting, the picture is Let a small wood behind it lift its leaves,

incomplete. However, we have no wish to find At a healthy distance-yet above its eaves;

fault, and therefore close our notice of this interAnd let a winding path amid the trees

esting production with the following quotation, Lead to quaint seats and bowers of shady ease,- describing the wanderer's return to the home of Where brother bards might list the cushat's coo, his infancy. Mr. Barmby has really well mastered And tone their thoughts to amorous accents low, the difficulty of putting a hackneyed subject in a Or wander through the undergrowth of nut,

new light. And hark the nightingale at evening shut; And then within let woman fair be found

“ From travels far the Wanderer returns Queen of the Hearth with household honours To his dear-loved birth-place and ancestral urns : crowned !

Long has he roamed the noisy world's tlıronged waste, The Lady of the Board-supremely sweet

The bitter solitude of crowds to taste : Whose daily duties sandal angels' feet!

Long has he found with every varied view,
Companion--counsellor ! a shield from strife !

The sad satiety of nothing new :
Home's queen! Man's help-a loving faithful wife! And long with all acquaintanceship could lend
And let glad children play her steps beside

Felt the deep want of one true heart-felt friend;
Girls, gentle, graceful - boys, with noble pride : And now he turns his steps to seck again
Tender yet brave--gleesome yet thoughtful too: The household gods upon his native plain :
Branches whose trunk shall joy in buds that blow; To gain society which crowds eschew,
And then, what else can heart desire in home-

From the choice circle, from the favoured fev-
What other light should aid dispelling gloom ? To love one spot-by tenderer love inspired,
Save some sweet instrument, whose tunings choice Than rises from a thousand scenes admired-
Should sweetly mingle with the minstrel's voice-- To fold one friend far closer to his heart,
A few fair sketches of earth, sea, and sky:

Than all acquaintanceship at mint or mart;
Pencillings of distant friends to bring thein nigh- And now he nears his journey's end--and now
A little library of spirits rare :

Wipes with bronzed hand the heat-drops froin his brow, Earth's great historians and sweet singers fair- And from the hill—the village sees beneath, Kind saints-old sages-souls who cannot die, Its chimneys circled with the smoke's blue wreath; But in their thoughts live on immortally:

The road-side trees amid the hedge he knows, Home's friends !-its purifying element

Though gnarled their trunks and wider spread their Who teach us wisdom-industry-content ;

boughs: With such a Home, oh who would envy wealth: ! That oak its acorns and that pine its cones, With such a Home, and competence, and health! Gave to his boyhood, as his memory owns; Oh, give me such: no marbled dome should rise They seem old friends: and from that rookery there A truer temple grateful to the skies !

Sounds like remembrances crone on the air; “Let not the Muse lowe'er to Fancy roam

Onward he goes, with the familiar rond"Tis not the tenement that makes the hone,

Renewing friendships with each step he strode :

Till lo! a white spire rose amid the trees

the foolish gossiping women who pour forth such And filled his soul with sacred images :

trash into the ears of listening infants would conWhile all around the moss-roofed dwellings stood, sider how serious and fearful a matter the tale With flowery arbours or with porch of wood

spoken in jest, or with a view to quiet the troubleThe little gardens decked with many a row

some child, may become. Young children naturally Of plants for table and of flowers for show

give credit to every assertion. If they hear of The ridged potatoes with their lilac bloom

ghosts, what is there more wonderful in a ghost The yellow jessamine with its faint perfume

than in a thousand other things which they see The white-globed turnip peeping from the groundThe earthed-up celery with its heart all sound

daily and cannot understand ? If they are told of The monthly rose, as red as maiden's cheek,

dreadful goblins that shall come and steal them, The gentian blue and stock with blood-dyed streak,

why should they not believe this as well as other The sweet-spiked lavender and the gardener's dower,

things which they suppose are plain and intelligible Of flowers the best--the big white cauliflower! to their seniors, though incomprehensible to themAll these he saw, yet quickly passed them by : selves ? Impressions formed upon the youthful One garden wicket seized his eager eye:

mind are not easily removed in after years. How Soon at the gate he stood, nor long did stand,

sad and mischievous an error, then, to instil ideas of Although the latchet trembled in his hand :

a nature sp distressing and so difficult to be eradi. A moment more: and with eyes dewy dim,

cated! He folded felt--the arins that cradled him,

But there are some persons who, though arrived Heard old sweet names, a thousand questions kind:

at years of maturity, do still believe that ghosts Speech within speech involved from mind and mind :

wander to and fro upon the earth, and that the Gave hurried answers in a jumbled store

spirits of the dead return to the world and show Pressed some young hands he never pressed before

themselves, either for their own amusement or for Saw vacant seats: an old familiar chair Resting unfilled when once sat kindness there :

the especial benefit of others, to their surviving Heard some were married : grieved for others dead;

fellow-creatures. This belief has prevailed more or And told the tidings of his travels sped:

less in all ages ; but it is worthy of remark that in Pressed once again the white couch of his youth,

the times of greatest ignorance it has been most Awoke and found his wakeful dreams were truth: general. Ghosts are truly said to make their apMet children men: and sought old scenes to find pearance in the dark: they flee before the light; The homely pleasures he once left behind :

knowledge, education, reason, drive them away. Now, well resolved, whenever death might come, Our ghost-seers are almost always the foolish and To gild its shadows with the beams of Home.” unenlightened, and the times in which ghosts

abound and prosper are the periods of greatest ignorance and darkness.

Where there is a predisposition to believe a A CHAPTER ON SPIRITS.

marvel, as in the weak and credulous and wonder. A word that bears so many different significations loving mind, it is astonishing how easily a simple as the term “spirit,” will be accepted by every natural event may be invested with a marvellous reader in that peculiar sense in which, by acciden- and supernatural appearance. A short time ago, tal circumstances or by natural disposition, it has as I was returning late in the evening from a most frequently presented itself to his inind. Let lonely house at which I had been paying a visit, us, therefore, say a few words with reference to having occasion to pass along a road overhung with one idea that the word frequently suggests to dark thick trees on each side, I discerned, as I superstitious persons.

approached the avenne, an ancient dame, clad in Once we were earnest and anxious believers in one of those picturesque scarlet cloaks which are every tale of ghosts and goblins. Every night had now so seldom seen, lingering or watching with its alarms, every lonely spot its vague mysterious uncertain steps by the road-side. As soon as she terrors. We could fancy sharp faces peering round perceived me, she advanced, and in respectful but the bedposts, and white figures beckoning to us from earnest tones begged that I would slacken my pace the corners of the room. It never occurred to our a little in order that she might walk with me childish minds that it was a somewhat unworthy through the gloomy avenue. On interrogating her, employment for the spirits of the dead to flit from she informed me that a "spirit” was said to haunt place to place, and to walk the earth in robes of white, that road by night, and that, though it had seldom for the mere purpose of frightening nervous igno- been seen, it was accustomed to make its presence rant men or weak and timid children. We listened known by the rattling of a chain. Joe Hobson, with awe and held our breath while the old nurse the farrier's boy, had once caught a glimpse of it, told us of spectral figures waving to and fro in the dressed in white, with long horns upon its head, moonlight rays; of misers coming from their passing nimbly through the thick trees on both graves to watch the treasures they had loved too sides, without being impeded, it would seem, either well; and of restless thieves and unfaithful ser by the solid trunks or by the thick underwood and vants returning to lament over the goods they had twining brambles. She dared not go alone, she purloined when in the world. We could even hear told me; indeed, none but a parson could be conof coffins walking up-stairs and gravestones start- sidered safe from the intrusions of the chained but ing into life, without for a moment disputing in still nimble ghost; but if I would allow her to acour minds the possibility of the things narrated. company me, she would walk as fast as her limbs This was natural enough while we were yet chil. could carry her, I might be sure. dren. We received as truthful whatever we were As we went along I tried to reason with her, and told by those to whom we were accustomed to look to show her the absurdity of her fears, but evidently for education, instruction, and cxample. Oh, that I with little effect; for she declared with singular

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perversity that if she were told enough to disbe-dren you may have to do with are never enterlieve, she should expect the ghost to show itself tained with marvellous narratives to make their immediately, to punish her incredulity. As we hearts throb and their blood run cold. Children advanced, the grove became narrower and darker, have a natural craving for such food. Whatever and the old woman grasped me more tightly by stimulates the curiosity and excites the mind they the arm; when, strange to say, the rattling of a will eagerly receive, and the mischief that is done chain, at a short distance from me, distinctly reach in a few idle moments may not be remedied in ed my ears. My companion heard it also. “There after years. Let your neighbours know that you it is !” said she ; "I hear it now! Oh! let us go have at last both seen and handled the ghost of back; come, come!” “Nonsense,” I replied, lead. Southwood avenue; and tell them that all other ing her on ; " 'tis nothing to be afraid of." " It's the hobgoblins, if pursued and examined, would doubt.

-, you know what,” she cried, not daring to less prove as innocent and natural as poor Jenny, utter the name of the thing she dreaded. “Don't the brickmaker's donkey." leave me; oh! do come back.” With some diffi- The love of the wonderful prevails so generally culty, I persuaded her to remain standing on a over the love of truth, that I was not surprised to spot where the moonlight penetrated through the hear afterwards that many of the neighbours to trees, while I advanced in pursuit of the invisible whom the old woman told her story believed the ghost: a few steps brought me near to a dark former part of it, namely, that she had heard the object, which moved as I approached, dragging a rattling of a chain and seen a dark object cross her chain along the ground close to my feet; and soon path; but they scorned to accept the result of our I was able to arrest the “spirit," and to lead it, in examination of the ghost: so that with many our the shape of a donkey which had slipped its tether, adventure was regarded as confirming the existto the trembling old woman.

ence of the “spirit” that had so long rattled its Having thus allayed her fears, I asked her as we chains by night ander the dark shade of the trees. proceeded on our journey and emerged upon the . So much for a ghost story; with one other I high road, how she could suppose that spirits would will conclude my remarks. A gentleman being on walk about in chains through the dark woods- a visit at a large rambling house in the country, what object they could have in such midnight was shown at night to an old-fashioned bed-room, rambles.

the walls of which were formed of oak panels, She answered, with a groan, “ No good, you may upon which were suspended the portraits of several be sure."

ancestors of the family to whom the house be“ Did you ever hear of their doing harm to any longed. These looked at him, as he imagined,

grimly and suspiciously. He had never been in Yes,” she replied; “Jemmy Brown was fright- such a room before, and he could not help thinking ened almost out of his wits by the ghost in this (so strongly had the prejudices of his childhood avenue."

affected his otherwise sensible mind) that it was “ By the ghost, or by the donkey ? In my just the place in which ghosts would delight to opinion, Jemmy Brown had only himself to thank show themselves. He sat down at the table near for the flight he got; if he had had more wits to the foot of his bed, feeling rather nervous, and lose, there would have been less ghost to rob him began to read a book by way of composing his of them. But seriously, it is not only very foolish mind before he lay down to rest. As he sat poring but very wicked to entertain and to propagate such over the pages of his book, thinking but little of fears. Setting aside the absurdity of supposing what he read-the very silence that reigned around that spirits would show themselves here and there, being distressing to him-suddenly he felt a blow and rattle chains or rustle about in shrouds for no upon his back as from a soft but heavy hand! He possible object, it shows a great want of faith in started in dismay, sprang upon his feet, and looked the protecting care of God, to be afraid where no around him. All was still and silent; nothing fear is, and to imagine dangers where none exist. could be discovered that might in any way account You would have had a far more pleasant walk this for the sensation he had felt. He searched in evening, if four mind had been occupied with the every direction-under the bed, behind the curevidences and tokens of God's goodness which sur- tains, in the cupboards, hardly knowing what he round us everywhere and always. There are in- looked for—but in vain. Could it have been a deed dangers by night as well as by day; but if freak of his imagination ? Impossible: the blow you look habitually him for protection, you will was too decided, just between his shoulders ; a soft soon learn to trust in his providence, and to banish hand seemed to have been laid upon him for a all vain, unworthy fears from your mind.” moment and then withdrawn. Was there any

“You speak truly, sir,” said the old woman, thing that could have fallen upon him? No; for " but I can't help feeling as I do. I hear so many then it must have been found upon the floor, and stories that I don't know what to think about them; there was nothing near him. After considerable and even if I could be persuaded that there is no time spent in examining and wondering, he almost truth in them, yet they come back to me when I persuaded himself that he must have been deceived, chance to be alone in the dark, and frighten me in and tried to laugh at the idea of any ghost salutspite of myself."

ing him before the light of a candle in so ec" This is the fault of education," said I. "Habit centric a manner, though why it should not do is second nature; but you must reason against it, so as much by candle-light as in the dark he did and try to overcome it. As you have suffered so not consider. He prepared at length to go to bed, much inconvenience and alarm from the false and though still feeling very uncomfortable. The eyes foolish stories of others, be sure you never spread of the various portraits on the wall seemed to be abroad such tales yourself; take care that any chil. / staring at him. Here a thin, dark face, with a pointed, bearded chin, and a white frill beneath it, Had he not been prepared, in the first instance, by fixed its solemn gaze upon him; there the large his nervousness and credulity, for something suexpressive eyes of a young damsel, whose hair rose pernatural, he would not have been troubled at all. high above her head, in one massive fold like a A cat was a much more likely thing to rustle school-girl's white starched cap, looked steadily at about his room than a disembodied spirit. The him; there again a young smooth-faced squire, in portraits could have had no such sinister expreshis yellow coat with lace trimmings, seemed to be sions as he attributed to them, but for the excited scanning his modern apparel with a curious gaze. state of his imagination. Even a slap on the back He could not divest himself of the idea that the in that lonely room was more likely to proceed pictures were in league against him; and it was from some natural cause, which he could not detect, with an unsteady hand that he put out his candle, than from the freak of a wanton or pugnacious and with a sudden leap that he sprang into bed, ghost. Effects, we know, do not happen without and rolled himself up in the wide, cold bed-clothes. causes; but why should we be so ready to attribute

For a long time he could not sleep : the moon- | trifling and ridiculous accidents to miraculous and light peered into his bed-room through the window; supernatural agencies ? A little investigation will and though the portraits were no longer visible, put to flight most of those intrusive spirits which yet he could fancy their outlines as he had before exercise so painful an influence over the minds of seen them, and his imagination exaggerated the the credulous, just as the light of a candle dissolves unpleasant expression with which it had already the darkness in which they lie concealed. invested them.

At length his eyes closed, and he fell into a dreamy, dozing sleep. He was presently disturbed by a rustling noise in the corner of his room; for THE RESTLESSNESS OF WORLDLY MINDS. a few moments he lay still and held his breath; WHATEVER men may pretend or imagine, “the wicked again the rustling sound was heard, and unable are like the troubled sea when it cannot rest, whose any longer to bear the anxiety that oppressed him, waters cast forth mire and dirt.” “There is no peace, he rose hastily, and seizing a box of matches which saith my God, to the wicked.” Poets and novelists he had placed near him over-night, prepared to often charmed their heroes into a momentary oblivion

have beautifully described contentment, and have light his candle. The light flashed twice, then of their sorrows : but this has made way for subsequent iguited; and as it burned up, casting a dubious dissatisfaction with every situation and employment in light over the room, a tall, white figure seemed to real life. And all men of information know very well stand beside him, stretching out its arm in a me- that many of those very writers have rankled with nacing attitude within a few inches of his face. envy and discontent, because the public has not reWith a cry of terror he fell backwards, and lay warded their ingenuity with liberality proportioned to for some time almost insensible upon the floor. their self-estimation! The citizen fancies that conHappily the candle had already become ignited, tentment dwells in rural obscurity; the rustic con. and when he again opened his eyes the figure was cludes that it may be found in the splendours and gone. Just opposite to him stood a tall looking- pleasures of the metropolis. Courtiers pretend to glass upon a low stand, and as he raised himself think that this pleasing companion is inseparable from upon his feet his own form was reflected in it, clad retirement; the poor erroneously imagine that it may in bis white night-dress, in which he immediately be found in palaces. Britons amuse themselves with recognised the object that had caused him so much descriptions of Arcadian groves ; the Arcadians probaalarm. A little encouraged by this discovery, he bly conclude that none are so happy as the inhabitants renewed his examination of the room, and pre- of this favoured isle. But pride, ambition, an uneasy sently perceived a large black cat sitting upon the conscience, resentment, disproportionate or disapcanopy of his bed, and preparing to leap down upon novelty ceases, the common troubles of life, and the

pointed expectation, the insipidity of enjoyment when the foor, making a stepping-stone of his shoulder, dread of death, render men dissatisfied and uneasy in as it had before done of his back, when he sat read- every place and station, from the throne to the cottage. ing at the table.

They who have it in their power are continually shiftThus the soft hand that had been laid upon him ing from one place and pursuit to another; and such was resolved into the light step of a favourite and as are excluded from this privilege, envy, grudge, and privileged cat, and the tall gristly ghost, with its murmur. The world resembles people in a fever, who outstretched, threatening arm, into the reflection relish nothing, are always restless, and try by inces. of his own shivering figure, as it held the lighted sant change of place or posture to escape from their match unsteadily to the candle-wick.

uneasy situations; but all their efforts are in vain. The portraits upon the walls appeared now to Does not this single consideration prove that godliness enjoy the joke. The gentleman with the sharp is the health of the soul, and that without it there can chin and pointed beard seemed

to be stiffening his be no abiding contentment ?-Scott. lips, as if he would have laughed if it had been A THOUGHT FOR THE THOUGHTLESS.—What, if it be consistent with his antique dignity to do so; the lawful to indulge such a thouglıt, would be the funeral lady with the tower of powdered hair was evidently obsequies of a lost soul? Where shall we find the tears fit smiling; and the young squire regarded him with calamity in all its extent, what tokens of commiseration a mixture of amusement, contempt, and wonder. or concern would be deemed equal to the occasion ? Would Crest-fallen, but much relieved, the ghost-seer it suffice for the sun to veil his light, and the moon her ejected the cat from his chamber, and having put brightness ; to cover the ocean with mourning, or the out the candle likewise, slept soundly without fur- heaven with sackcloth? Were the whole frame of nature

to become animated and vocal, would it be possible for her ther disturbance.

to utter a groan too deep, or a shriek too piercing, to exIn the morning he naturally reflected that the press the magnitude and extent of such a catastrophe -whole cause of the night's alarm was in himself. Robert Hall.


PROVERBS.—Mysterious morsels of traditional truth turns to the slippery ascent of political eminence. Lord which are handed dowu froin each generation to its suc North, a man of firmness sufficient to defend bad measnres, cessor, like faëry money-gold in the giver's, dust in the and not too obstinate in urging his own views; of a talent receiver's hand.

for speaking which gave a decent pretext to a willing ma.

jority, and, moreover, an hereditary foe to the great whig Tus Power of Kindness.—Of all the sweeteners of party, was au invaluable accession to the court. Lord human toil, of all the motive powers that give alacrity to North had many qualities which endeared him to his fol. the hand or foot, readiness to the will, intelligence to lowers. His good humour was inexhaustible. When remind and purpose, the quickest and the inost enduring in proached withi indolence and love of flattery, he answered result is the kind “word spoken in season.' “How good that he spent a great part of his time in that house, which is it!" exclaims the wisest of the sons of men. The most

was not indolence, and that much of what he heard there boorish obstinacy melts at last under its repeated influence, could not be called flattery. The language of those days though rough and hard at once as the unsinelted ore.

was far less courteous than that to which we are now acHorse power is convenient of appliance, wind and water customed. In the vocabulary of opposition he was a propower are cheap, the power of steam is great, the sordid Aigate, and a wicked minister, who deserved to have his power of money greater still; but of all the powers that head brought to the block. Lord North generally disrebe, to rid the tiny weed, or fell the stubborn oak, the garded these invectives. But when he saw an occasion of greatest power is that which can gear on mind to matter retort, his wit turned the laugh of the House against his the WORD and LOOK of KINDNESS.

opponents. Thus, when Alderman Sawbridge presented a TIe English CLIMATE.— Including with it that of petition from Billingsgate, and accompanied it with much Scotland and Ireland, the English climate stands alone in vituperation of the minister, Lord North began his reply,

I will not deny that the worthy alderman speaks the the world. Its sudden smiles and sudden tears are something truly hysterical. Like some sorrowful maiden who He was often asleep in the house, but when an opponent

sentiments, nay the very language of his constituents,' etc. weeps she knows not why—then stops and siniles a bit-a fickle smile—then falls to weeping again; there is no exclaimed, " The noble lord is even now slumbering over knowing when or where or how to be up to all her moods. I was," muttered Lord North, opening his eyes on his dis

the ruin of his country; asleep at a time-'I wish She is the very April among nations. The barometer, a

comfited opponent. In private life he was a most affectolerably steady-going guide elsewhere, she turns into a perfect laughing-stock. Fourteen times out of fifteen, it him. Yet he could not suppress his habitual inclination

tionate husband and father, beloved by all who surrounded is said, she mystifies and confounds him. He is like an old pointer-always making a dead set at a dead scent, His son Gcorge coming to him one day for money to pay

for a joke, even when the occasion seemed least propitious, or-at nothing; a disap-poiuter, indicating that which was and is no longer. Still it has its object. It is not sent been reduced, and finished by saying he had been obliged

liis debts, drew a picture of the straits to which he had promiscuous-like," to worry and perplex us for no intent.

to sell his favourite mare. “Jute wrong, George,' rejoined Under hotter skies, where the flesh of beasts is not so much a food as an unhealthy stimulant to the blood, and Lord North, ‘Equam memento rebus in ardnis

, servare. where the cool vegetable and farinaceous diet are all that It is to be hoped that after this merciless pun he advanced

the money.” man's strength or warmth or appetite requires, " cats and dogs” indeed do sometimes come rattling down for days together ; but they come in a pack, till cry : or in equally known as the “Ostermesse,” has again very recently filled

LEIPZIG BOOK FAIR.—This celebrated annual event, expressive Indian phrase, it pours“ moukeys with their Leipzig with a mmber of strangers from every part of the English sky alone “ rains turnips;” and English legs of world. The Turk, the Armenian, the Polish Jew, in his mutton and English “roast-beet” were assuredly concealed long garb, and a beard apparently not curtailed by a pair behind the veil of centuries, when the first daring mariner, of scissors, the inhabitants of India and Peru, meet here as old Herodotus tells us, was scared back by the “ fog in their national costume, and carry on their business in a

sort of universal language. Every hotel is occupied, and and falling feathers” from the sacred coast of Albion. Far Away in the thirsty regions of the south, as sun rolled who do not usually let apartments, try to spare a room or

most private houses have received a few guests. People after sun, in dry and blazing sameness, through the sky, unscreened by the mercy of a single cloud, I have gasped the fair, for they are sure to be well paid for it. The prin

two at this time of the year, to let it to strangers during and pined for an English wetting-for one day in the most cipal trade carried on in this place is that of booksellers, dripping covert- for the murkiest downpour --- for the and once a year they meet here from all parts of Germany, darkest clouds that ever gathered in gloomy council over a November day-till the very memory of it seemed like a

to settle their accounts together. They usually spend a fort. dreain, too delightfal to bave been ever truc.---Talpa.

niglit in getting over their business, and every morning

they meet in the exchange belonging to their trale, where LORD NORTI.-In the “Memorials of Charles James they are sitting on smali tables, their account-book before Fox," we have the following accurate sketch of Lord them, and around their neck a leather bag full of checks North, the famous statesman :-“ Frederick Lord North, and bank-notes. The booksellers residing at Leipzigthe eldest son of the Earl of Guildford, represented the old and their number is not small--make it a point to invite tory politics of that family. He had boasted in the House their friends from abroad, and thus dinner-parties and of Commons that he had voted against all popular, and for suppers take place every day. Often, too, they mect at all unpopular measures. With an ungainly appearance,

some hotel, or soine cellar-a subterranean restaurantand awkward manners, he had a vigorous understanding, which is the fashion here as well as in other German towns and though not fond of application, soon became superior of Hauseatic date, where they spend the evening. The to all but Mr. Grenville in the knowledge of finance. He famous cellar, called “ Auerbach's Keller," well kuown to came into office is a junior lord of the treasury, and when every reader of Goethe's "Faust,” is still in existence, and he was offered the post of chancellor of the exchequer, de several times lighted up throughout during the fair.' The clined it at first, for fear of encountering Mr. Grenville's old room from which Fanst escaped, riding on a wine-tub, mature and inerciless criticism. There was, however, at is the same as of old, and bears qnite the appearance of the this time, an utter dearth of persons to defend, in the lead representations we have seen. But it being too cold in it to ing offices, the policy of the court. The Rockinghams and allow the sitting down of guests at this time of the year, the Grenvilles were odious to the king. Mr. Conway was they retired to an adjacent room, where three girls sat with too scrupulous, and voted against the measures of the their harps, and destroyed all illusion of the past. The preministry to which he belonged. Sir Gilbert Elliot was scut landlord of this cellar pays an annual rental of abont proscribed by the public as a Scotchiman, and seems to 2001. for it; and the owner of the house to which these have preferred the convenient party called the king's friends subterranean passages belong derives an income of 18,000 -wlio, as he truly said, were courted by every ministry by , thalers from it.

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