« EelmineJätka »
everyone thinks he may treat me with con- sion to visit the continent on business. He tumely because I am poor and friendless. was not without a romantic hope that be But I am a man, and will no longer tamely might again meet with his lost friend ; an! submit to be the sport of fools and the foot often, with the idea, he scrutinised the ball of caprice. In this country, though it features of the passengers. gave me birth, I can never taste of ease; One fine Italian moonlight night, as de here I must be miserable. The principal was strolling down the Grand Strada a aim of man is to arrive at happiness ; here Toledo, at Naples, he observed a crout I never can attain it, and here, there- assembled round a man, who, with impas fore, I will no longer remain. “ My sioned gestures, seemed to be vehementir obligations to the rascal who calls him- declaiming to the multitude. It was e self my master are cancelled by his abuse of the improvisatore, who recited esterof the authority I rashly placed in his pore verses in the streets at Naples ka hands. I have no relations to bind me what money they can collect from the to this particular place.” The tears trickled hearers. He stopped to listen to the man's down his cheeks as he spoke. “I have no metrical romance, and had remained in the tender ties to bid me stay; the world is all attitude of attention some time, when, before me. My inclination leads me to happening to turn round, he saw a person travel. I will pursue that inclination; very shabbily dressed stedfastly gazing at and, perhaps, in a strange land, I may find him. He was pale and emaciated, and bis that repose which is denied me in the place countenance bore marks of the deepes of my birth. My finances, it is true, are dejection. Yet, midst all these changes, be ill able to support the expenses of travel thought he recognised Frederick Wilnet ling; but what then? Goldsmith, my He stood stupified with surprise. His friend,” with rising enthusiasm, “Gold- senses nearly failed him. On recovering smith traversed Europe on foot, and I am himself he looked up again; but he had led as hardy as Goldsmith. Yes, I will go, the spot the instant he found himself od and perhaps, ere long, I may sit me down served. His friend (whose name vis on some towering mountain, and exclaim Lambton) darted through the crowd, se! with him, while a hundred realms lie in ran every way which he thought Fred perspective before me,
could have gone, but it was all to no purpose. “Creation's heir-the world, the world is mine."
Nobody knew him; nobody had ever see
such a person. The two following days be His friend entreated him to reflect ma- renewed his inquiries, and at last discovered turely before he took so bold a step; he the lodgings where a man of his descrip was deaf to his importunities, and the next tion had resided. But Wilmot had led morning he received a letter from Fred Naples the morning after he had been reinforming him of his departure.
cognised by his late fellow clerk. He forel He was observed about sunrise sitting on that he gained a subsistence by drawing the top of an eminence which commanded figures in chalks, and vending them among a prospect of the surrounding country, the peasantry. pensively looking towards the village, in Lambton could no longer doubt it rss all probability casting a last look at his his friend, and immediately that his baughty native place.
spirit could not bear to be recognised in The neat white parsonage-house, with such degrading circumstances by one who the honeysuckle mantling on its walls, had known him in better days. It is not would receive his last glance; and the nearly twenty years since this recounter, image of his father would present itself during which period he has not been heard to his mind, with a melancholy pleasure, off, and there can be little doubt that this as he was thus hastening, a solitary indivi- unfortunate young man has found in some dual, to plunge himself into the crowds of remote corner of the continent an obscure the world, deprived of that fostering hand and unlamented grave. which would otherwise have been his Thus, those talents which were formed support and guide.
to do honour to human nature, and to the From this period Frederick Wilmot was country which gave them birth, have been never heard of at G- -; and, as his few nipped in the bud by the frosts of poverty relations cared little about him, in a short and scorn, and their unhappy possessor lies time it was almost forgotten that such a in an unknown and nameless tomb, who being had ever been in existence. About might, under happier circumstances, bare five years had elapsed from this period when risen to the highest pinnacle of ambities his late friend and fellow clerk had ccca-l and renown.
the right hand or left. The prophet says
“There is not a just man on earth who JUSTICE is steady and unwavering ad doeth good and sinneth not;" and is it not herence to a lawful cause, founded on the clear to us, as journeying through life, true principles of right and wrong that when forming an estimate of our own and nature has so kindly implanted within us. other's conduct, that strict impartiality does
'Tis an attribute requiring no increase, not, in fact cannot, distinguish our acts, or diminution; but stands alone, and un- they being seldom the result of premeditasustained, in distributing either favours or tion. Words uttered quickly, like random punishments.
shots, are mischievous in intent and effect, Cased in an armour of impenetrable as when once spoken they cannot be with steel, it allows no arrows, however deftly drawn, while perhaps the person who gave aimed, to pierce its quails, or cause those vent to them would in calmer moments cales, held so carefully in such well-ba- give worlds to recall them, or soften the anced hands, to lose their ever direct and wounds passion urged them to inflict; but Evenly sustained position. It is a judgment no after-speeches will cause forgetfulness formed by calm and clear reflection, aided of those rashly-spoken sentences, which by a due exercise of the reasoning powers, either remain indelibly stamped on the ind the opinions adduced therefrom. mind, or rankle in the heart of one who
That it should form one of the parts may be inexpressibly dear. requisite to the completion of each indivi- Deeds are thoughts, matured and put lual character is easily perceptible, being into action, and are accordingly the indices necessary in all stages of our existence, by which we strive to judge of the mind's to each action that the ever-varying intent. A right motive is often misinterchanges to which we are subject require of preted from the route taken to its accomus, and to each speech framed in any small plishment, and thus opinions are essayed or great cause. Code of the unmentionable and formed respecting its good or bad few, yet within reach of, and easily to be foundation, that would, however, be but rasped, by the many, its restraining in the result of forming a careless 'decision luences are abandoned to allow the easier from appearances which are ever deway of impulse to be practised and acted ceptive, and which lead to the committal ipon.
of gross errors; but when one, with the As the first great Cause showed by the malicious desire of defaming or loading reation of a new world, and also by an with ignominy another's character, sequal distribution of favours in causing a cretly whispers to a condemning world vond of union to unite us in common as his knowledge of wrong done, and the brethren, and in making mutual and social unworthiness of one who in reality is free lependence the connecting link subsequent from blame, where can a worse instance of in our earthly happiness, that justice was slanderous motive meet the eye? Where Iis primary aim, so should mortals, can a clearer evidence of impartiality or rom a sense of gratitude and a wish to rigid justice be cited than in the conduct nculcate and act from those doctrines of Henry IV., who, hearing of his son's of heavenly origin, endeavour to follow in insolence towards the judge, and the strict
path alike open to all, and likely to be manner in which that functionary had vroductive of many noble fruits when its exercised his prerogative, without regard nd will eventually be reached.
to the rank of the culprit, exclaimed as Many persons are led into oft-repeated to the pleasure it gave him to see a man so rrors by allowing their feelings to reign fearlessly perform his duty towards such aramount, to the exclusion of all sterner an offender; and the further delight he tuff; the emotion they exhibit tends to experienced in seeing his son, from a proper eniency, and when its powerful prompt- sense of his own wrong-doing, ready to ngs are once excited, common sense takes submit to its execution? Thus we perceive ring, or yields its weightier matter-of-fact that justice bids us render to every man eat in the mind, to be swayed by the heart's his due; 'tis a concomitant of all the higher ess capable but softer stirrings, ending virtues, which, when united in the person enerally in the formation of unsatisfactory of man, 'mark him as one of creation's onclusions. Education, and an unbiassed noblest works; while injustice, springing, nd careful investigation of light or weighty as it does, from a mixture of the meaner latters, regarding them, as we should, vices, is the seat of evil, and the chief rom their different points of view, can cause of all the wickedness continually lone preserve us from deviating towards practised.
Walking down the street I met a friend sie showing me a paper, asked me to subscribe for
benefit of the poor of the town. I told him tha! In our intercourse with the world we are natur- should not mind if I thought that there was in ally prone to become attached to those who sub- sincerity to be found among the higher class scribe in sincerity to our tastes, habits, and opinions. He told me to look at the paper, and I shoal is!
CARACTACUS. Dames attached there that would fully satisfy a Two attached to each in heart,
TAPLI May, however long they part,
A proof of sincerity is, when a man will subscribe Still subscribe themselves to be
his life to a cause in which he is professed Friends in all sincerity.--DE LA SAUX. attached.-HOTSPUR True sincerity is not always observed in our People subscribe to charitable institutions, eithe: intercourse with the world; frequently we sub- from kindness of heart and a feeling of pity for te scribe ourselves erroneously, a cloak of hypocrisy suffering and destitute, or else for the sake o being attached to our expressions of friendship.. gaining a good name, so that by having their use
CALLER HERRIN'. attached to the list of subscriptions they may be It is with the greatest sincerity that I subscribe reported as charitable individuals--a repatata to the “ Family Friend,” it being the only period which is but nominal so far as the sincerity of the ical to which I have attached any importance.
motive is concerned.- EMMA BUTTERWORTE.
ANNA GREY. How oft the postman letters bring, which endIf we are really attached to any work of art or from your attached, your loving faithful friend; useful publication, we manifest our sincerity by How few, if we the writer's hearts could see, not only taking it in regularly ourselves, but by Subscribe themselves thus with sincerity! trying to induce our friends to subscribe to it
KATE LESLIE also.-IMOGINE.
How many persons sub soribe themselves rich “The man's sincerity was so clear, and his tale sincerity an attached friend without the slightes 80 pitiful, that I endeavoured 10 induce people to idea or feeling of the importance such sentiment subscribe for his relief, and thereby I gained the convey. If sincerity thus expressed was even the most faithful and attached servant that ever a man prevailing passion of the mind how much misen had.” From an unpublished Ms.-TERRA COTTA. might be presented in the daily path of life! When we subscribe to any religious or humane
SPECTATOR undertaking, let it be done with that amount of It is with all the sincerity of my heart that sincerity which ought to be attached to every donor. say. I am very much attached to the “Fae
HATTIE. Friend," and I hope I shall always be able to use Ours to serve in all sincerity is a profession to scribe myself as one of its contributors. which many subscribe, while they are devoted solely
NOTROG LECXAS to their own interests.--LILY H.
They who are attached in sincerity That man's Christianity must indeed be wanting
May subscribe themselves so in verity ; in sincerity who subscribes to charities far and
But oftentimes it is no better near, and abandons to poverty those who are
Than a mere form to end a letter. attached to him by the ties of relationship.
of sentences “not up to the mark,”-ED.] manner in which we uphold and subscribe toward
Let those of moderate means subscribe to a the maintenance of our Church, to which we as a
good and charitable undertakings; from wheas nation ought to be attached, I am afraid we should trife has oftener been given with greater sincerit. come far short of those good people who gave all attached with stronger philanthropic feelings, thai their substance for the spread of the gospel.
ten-fold given by the millionaire.- JOSTITIA.
MARIA. “Dear and attached friend !" What emotions do ENIGMAS, CHARADES, &c. those few words often bestir in our hearts, especially when they are subscribed by one who has proved great faithfulness and sincerity towards us,
40.-CHARADES. in the midst of trials and dangers !-ZINGARA. I am a small but useful article; behead me, and Sincerity is a true bill-hypocrisy its well-feigned
I am a preposition. --JULIETTA. duplicate. To the former is attached, when em
41. bodied in persous, honour, glory, and renown, to My first forsook me in distress, the latter we can assert that an upbraiding con- And shortly in my next set sail; science will sting with its remorseful fangs, and Withdrew from me--twas his-my dekole, spread distemper into minds and hearts thus in- And left my second in a gale. harmoniously attuned.--MIGNONETTE.
51. My first is a liquid; my second a post; my whole My first is a fruit; my second is a fruit; my whole is a vessel that contains my first.-HATTIE.
is a fruit.-HATTIE.
My first preposition is termed ;
My next by the wealthy is worn.
My vohole is most eagerly sought,
By the harass'd, distress'd, and forlorn.
GORGONIA. ELIZABETH H.
53. 44. My first is a fish; my second a mineral; and my town in England.-W. H. GATES.
My Arst is over my second, and my whole is a whole a vegetable reduced to ashes.-A MYTH.
My first is what we ne'er should do;
My second is a means.
My whole is used in travelling
To visit other scenes.-GORGONIA.
65. Will take distressing pains away.
What we often do behead;
Transpose it, then will show
A something that we've often read
With eagerness, I know.
whole is a town in England.-W. H. GATES. 47.
57. My first of various hues is seen Black, blue, or brown; but seldom green,
A well-known animal's my first; The use of my next is oft abused,
And masculine's my second; On animals and human beings alike 'tis used.
My third transposed in cookery's used, My whole from harm my frst defends.
A greasy thing it's reckoned.
My chole, a building of renown
Is seen in many a county town.
58. Whole, I am a colour; behead me, and I am a liquid.- JULIETTA.
My first is an animal; my second is part of a
river; and my whole is a town in England famed 49. My first-l'll mention what that is,
for its University.-W. H. GATES.
My second is used in my Arst, and my whole is
My first is often found in my second, and my From kitchen-maid to Queen.
whole in my second.- ELIZABETH A.
My first is inanimate; my second animate; my
whole is my second.—Zingara.
My first is part of a pig; my second is a pond ; “This wins the prize-the prize!”
and my whole is a seaport town in England.
W. H. GATES. CARACTACUS.
How sweet at erentide to roam My first is black as jet you'll find,
Beneath an abbey's crumbling shade, Indeed, nothing much blacker can I bring to To wander there among the gloom mind;
Of broken arch and moss-grown tomb! My next in the marsh is found in plenty,
To ponder of the past, and days gone by, But on mountains and hills it is rather more When my first was celebrated there in cloisters scanty.
high, My whole a town of manufacturing fame;
Before my whole, with cruel, ruthless hand,
Had laid my second waste far o'er the land.
75. My first is to be found in ancient churches; my I am a single syllable, that shows unto your mind second may denote fear or pain; my third is five- Anything without a meaning, or a meaning i sevenths of a life-like delineation; and my whole
defined; is often found in the “ Family Friend."
But when you behead me, two syllables I grow, ELIZABETH H. And what they mean, dear reader, I hope ye1 65.
A word that silence serves to name
Now truthfully to me proclaim,
'Tis backwards, forwards, all the same. My first a useful thing is reckonid ;
Some can't one character preserve-
I claim not less than five,
Yet make some souls from daty swerve,
And some of sense deprive; 67.- NUMBERED CHARADES.
Hence all who wish a "steady nerve My 5, 2, 3, is the edge; my 1, 6, 3, 4, is used by
Should aye to shun me strive. builders; my 3, 6, 5, 4, is mud; my 3, 6, 1, 8, is a
What beauty, worth, and dignity, refreshing beverage; my 3, 4, is a pronoun; and
I and my kindred mar! my whole is a town in Ireland.- JULIETTA.
My patron-victims found may be
Where "pubs. and sinners" are; 68.
And countless mortals get at me My 5, 2, 3, 4, is a town in Italy; my 10, 12, 9, 14,
Defiant of a bar. is a wine; my 6, 7, 11, 7, 13, 4, is a heathen
I brave the storm that rends the trees, goddess; my 3, 7, 11, 12, is not all; my 6, 12,
Yet wouldn't harm a grub, 13, is very useful; my 1, 8, 13, is a great noise; and
And can be, like Diogenes, my whole none of us like to meet with.
Contented in a tub:
Now twice behead me, if you please,
And then-ha! "there's the rub!" 1 am a word of eight letters. My 3, 4, 7, 8, is a
78. four-legged animal; my 1, 2, 3, 4, is what masons uso ; my 5, 8, 4, is an evergreen shrub; my 7, 6, 3, a. Pertaining to the fields, but a stranger to te is a liquid; my whole is the filings of any metals.
6. A Shakesperian character-one, too, of some 70.
renown. My 10, 5, 2, 12, 13, 9, one of England's heroes ; d. A well-known bird, by eager sportsmen oft *
c. Of wisdom emblematic, although I am curtailed. my 6, 1, 14, 7, 8,'an Italian poet; and 3, 4, 11, a
sailed. celebrated philauthropist; my whole, fourteen letters, an English poet.-A MYTH.
e. That which most men wish to do if they wall
thrive in trade. 71.
f. One who in walls monastic of his brethren chief
is made. I am a word of seven letters. My 5, 6, 3, is seen g. He who the youthful mind so cautiously shod!! in winter; my 3, 4, 5, 6, is a Swedish name; my train. 4, 5, 6, 3, is a useful grain; my 4, 5, 5, is passion; h. A lamentation sad-a poem penned in must my 7, 4, 2, a member of the body; my 3. 4, 7, an pathetic strain. epoch; my 2, 5, 6, 3, troublesome animals; my Two towns in England these eight words express, 2, 5, 6, 1, an ore; and my whole is now a seat of If finals and initials you should right y gues war.
A MITA. 72.
79. My 2, 5, 5, 6, 4, is without diminution; my 3, 2,
a. One of the Fates. 4, is a tree; my 5, 2, 4, a Scottish river; my 1, 6, 7,
b. A Trojan prince. 19 a French word; my 3, 6, 2, 5, is found on the
c. A town in Chiria. water; my whole is a famed ancient city.
d. A mountain in Thessaly. ZINGARA H. The initials will name a celebrated Roman, and 73.
the finals an Egyptian deity.--ELIZABETH H. My 8, 3, 6, a lady's name; 7, 2, 5, 12, 9, trees;
80. 1, 11, 13, an interjection; 4, 10, a pronoun; my whole always to be found in the pages of the
There is a bony little bird, “Family Friend.-A Myth.
Whose note I think you must have heard;
Just take its head away with care, 74.-REBUSES.
A flower then it will declare; Complete, I am a carriage or a hammer; take off
Its head again remore, and then
You will have what comes from the pen. my head, and I am known to be a stratum or prominence; again decapitate, and I become acri.
81. mony; now drop my third letter and transpose, I Aloft, in every ship, you'll find me soon, am a river in England.-IAGO.
Reversed, I am a jester, or buffoon.- Lago.