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entous illumination. Succeeding generations learnt the wars were ended, he and his lineage, not having to detest the errors of paganism, yet a distinct recol- wherewithal to sustain themselves, took to wicked lection remained of the warlike faith of their ancestors, courses. They spared neither man, woman, nor nor did they doubt the existence of the demon-god. child; and the sufferers cried to heaven for venHence, the peasants still tremble when the murky geance. When matters were at this pass, Hellequin air resounds with the supposed baying of the hounds, | fell sick and died, and was in fearful danger of and when the steeds, holding their course between condemnation; but the good works which he had earth and heaven, are heard to rush around the clouds, performed by waging war against the heathen Saraannouncing the approach of

cens, availed him: and it was allotted as a penance

to him and his lineage, that, dead as they were, they The Wild HUNTSMAN.

should wander by night throughout the world, in IN Brunswick, Woden is known as the Hun jer Hac. bitterness and toil. kelberg, a sinful knight, who renounced his hope of But the romance of the wild huntsman was not the joys of heaven, on condition that he might be confined to the woods of Normandy. In the year allowed to hunt until the day of doom. They show | 1598, when Henry the Fourth was hunting in the his sepulchre in a forest near Usslar. It is a vast, forest of Fontainebleau, it was said, he suddenly unhewn stone, an ancient druidical remain. This heard the baying of hounds and the notes of the circumstance is of importance in confirming the horn, seemingly at the distance of half a league from connexion between the popular mythology, and the the spot where he was placed ; but as suddenly these ancient religion of the country.

distant sounds were close at hand. Henry ordered According to the peasants, this grave-stone is the Earl of Soissons to prick forward. Soissons watched by the dogs of hell, which constantly crouch obeyed : and as he advanced, still heard the noises, upon it. In the year 1558, Hans Kirchof had the without being able to ascertain whence they proill-luck to wander to it; he discovered it by chance,

nder to it. he discovered it by chance, ceeded; at length a dark and gigantic figure appeared for no one can reach Hackelberg's tomb if he jour. amongst the trees, and crying out “M'entendez-vous," neys with the express intent of finding it. Hans | instantly vanished. relates that, to his great astonishment, he did not see This story is remarkable for many reasons ; Father the dogs, although he admits that he had not a hair Mathieu, the Jesuit, relates it in his Histoire de on his head which did not stand on end. All is quiet France et des Choses Mémorables advenues durant Sept about the grave of Hackelberg; but the restless Années de Paix du Règne de Henry IV., a work pubspirit retains his power at this very moment in the lished in the lifetime of that monarch, to whom it is neighbourhood of the Odin Wald, or the forest of dedicated. Mathieu was well acquainted with Henry. Odin, and amidst the ruins of the old baronial castle from whom, if Father Daniel is to be trusted, he of the Rodenstein family. His appearance still pro obtained much information. It has been supposed gnosticates impending war. At midnight he issues that the spectre was an assassin in disguise, and that from the tower, surrounded by his host: the trum.

the hand of Ravaillac would have been anticipated, if pets sound, the war-wains rumble, the drums beat, the good king himself had approached near enough and even the words of command are heard which are to receive the dagger. given to the ghostly soldiery by their leader. When

Whatever the real nature of the apparition may peace is about to be concluded, Rodenstein and his have been, it seems that Henry did not wish that soldiery return to the ruins, but with quiet and gentle the story thould be discredited. steps, and borne along with harmony. Rodenstein Persons are not wanting, (concludes Mathieu,) who will come when he is called.

would have ranked this adventure with the fables of Merlin

and of Urganda, if the truth, as affirmed by so many eyeSo deeply rooted is the superstitious belief which

witnesses and ear-witnesses, had not removed all doubts. had its rise in these pagan fictions, that about twenty

The shepherds of the neighbourhood say that it was a years ago, a Jäger in the employ of a neighbouring spirit, whom they call the Grand Veneur, who hunts in this forester, stated, when in England, as a fact, that he forest; but they hold that it is the hunt of St. Hubert, passed by the tower at midnight. Being somewhat which is also heard in other places. the worse for his potations, he called to the spirit, The spirit appeared not far from the entrance of the “ Rodenstein, ziehe herause," and instantly the army town, at a cross-road, yet retaining the name of “ La rushed forth with such violence that the presumptuous Croix du Grand Veneur." huntsman was nearly frightened out of his senses. The Scandinavian Mythology gives the power of

There is nothing magnanimous in bearing disappointment death to HELA, who rules the nine worlds of Nifle with fortitude, when the whole world is looking on. Men heim-a name which implies 'concealment. Accord- | in such circumstances act bravely from motives of vanity; ing to the popular belief of the Cimbric peasants, she but he who, in the vale of obscurity, can brave adversity, spreads plague and pestilence, and diffuses all sorts

who without friends to encourage, acquaintance to pity,

even without hope to alleviate his misfortunes, can behave of evil whilst she rides by night on the three-footed

with tranquillity, is truly great : and whether peasant or horse of hell (Helhert.)

courtier, deserves admiration, and should be held up for Hela and the war-wolves retained their empire in

our imitation and respect.-GOLDSMITH. Normandy, although, after the northmen of Hastings became the Normans of Rollo, they seem to have | He that is our Steward to provide for us, and suppiy us out lost the memory of their ancient superstitions as of his treasury, who ripeneth the fruits on the trees, and

the corn in the fields; who draweth us wine out of the rapidly as they forgot the northern tongue. From

vine, and spinneth us garments out of the bowels of HELA was generated HELLEQUIN ; a name in which,

the worm and fleece of the flock, will give us greater under the disguise of romance-orthography, there can things than these. He that giveth us balm for our bodies be no difficulty in recognising HELA-KERN, the race will give us physic for our souls.-FARINDON. of Hela. It was those whom Richard Fearnought, Duke of Normandy, the son of Robert the Devil,

SOCIETY cannot exist, unless a controlling power upon will

| and appetite be placed somewhere; and the less there is encountered, hunting and revelling in the forest.

within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in As the romance sets forth, Hellequin was a knight,

the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate who wasted his gold in the wars which Charles minds cannot be free-their passions forge their fetters. Martel waged against the heathen Saracens. When Burke.

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THE NIGHT-BLOWING CEREUS, - rounded by numerous leaflets of a yellow colour, (Cactus grandiflora.)..

proceeding from the calyx. This flower produces a fruit of an oval form, larger than a goose's egg, and

covered with scales of a bright yellow colour, some.... .Not for thee the radiant day returns, Oh! not for thee the golden solstice burns,

times nearly red: its substance is fleshy, filled with Refulgent Cerea. Ai the dusky hour

very small seeds, and its flavour is agreeably acid. She seeks with pensive step the mountain bower, Bright as the blush of rising morn, and warms

The stem is irregularly formed, nearly five-sided, and The dull cold eye of midnight with her charms.

covered with small bristly prominences. There to the skies she lifts her pensive brows.

The whole of the succulent plants receive the Eyes the white zenith; counts the suns that roll

greater part of their nourishment from the moisture Their distant fires, and blaze around the pole;

they absorb from the air, and but little from that af. Or marks where Jove* directs his glittering car,

forded by the earth in which they are rooted. This O'er heaven's blue vault, herself a brighter star. There as soft zephyrs sweep with pausing airs

power of retaining their vegetative powers, was well Thy snowy neck, and part thy shadowy hairs,

illustrated by an experiment of Saussure's, in which bweet maid of night! to Cynthia's sober beams Glows thy warm cheek, thy polished bosom gleams.

a branch of a species of Cactus, which for three

weeks had been the subject of numerous experiments The influence of the light of the sun is, in general, under the rays of the sun, and in the shade, was so necessary to the health of plants, that nearly the

placed in the dark, in a cupboard without water or whole of those with which we are acquainted, open

earth: here it remained for fourteen months, where it their blossoms in the morning, and close them as the experienced, during the Winter, cold, nearly seventeen evening approaches. The splendid plant represented degrees below the freezing-point, and in Summer, a in the engraving is an exception, however, to the heat equal to seventy-eight degrees. At the end general rule; each evening, during the season of of this time, it was shrivelled up, and had lost its blooming, it expands one of its magnificent and water of vegetation, but it had thrown out branches sweetly-scented blossoms, which it closes at the dawn and roots over its whole surface, and not one portion of day, and never reopens.

of it had lost its vegetative power.

The bounty of the Creator is beautifully exemplified in the history of all succulent plants. We shall find that most of this tribe are confined to the warmer regions of the globe, and that all delight in a dry situation. The houseleek is an instance frequently under our eyes, which in the dryest Summer remains plump and unwithered, althongh in the most exposed situation. From this it arises that in countries and situations where few other plants would grow, a supply of green and refreshing food is found, containing a much greater portion of moisture than any other productions of the vegetable kingdom.

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ANECDOTE ARISING OUT OF A PORTUGUESE CUSTOM. THE Portuguese frequently adopt the children of other persons, educate them, and sometimes promote their future fortunes. The Infanta Regent, possessing the national taste, applied to an Irishwoman, who, forth with, accommodated her royal highness with her own daughter, a thriving young girl, two years of age. The agreement was deliberately made, and the article in question sold and delivered.

The mother, however, whose notions concerning the transfer ва і ояту За

of property were not peculiarly clear, returned after a short time, and wished to enter again into possession; to this the Infanta naturally demurred, and such a tumult of Irish ejaculations ensued, as had probably never before assailed the ears of any royal personage,

In this emergency, an officer was requested to march his military person to the palace, where he found our heroine of the Emerald Isle, fiercely expostulating amidst a host of large black Brazilian women, who were screaming in chorus around her. Yet nothing daunted was the dame. “No one shall part me and my child," was still the burden of her song. A golden argument at length induced her to mitigate such unreasonable claims, and a satisfactory treaty of peace was concluded. She was allowed to retain her child during that night, and was provided with good lodgings, a good supper, and a sentinel at her door, to pre.

vent either warlike or fugitive proceedings. I accompanied THE NIGHT-BLOWING CEREUS.

my friend in the evening to her room; she was then in the

highest good humour, and greatly flattered by the notice This beautiful specimen of the vegetable world | taken of her blue-eyed child. On the following morning belongs to the tribe of succulent plants, and resembles the little girl was conducted to the palace, according to considerably the creeping Cereus so well known in agreement, while the mother was deposited on a donkey England. It is a native of the West Indies, and of and peaceably removed.-Portugal and Gallicia. the warmer parts of America. The blossom of this plant is not only noted for the sweetness of its odour,

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Tais noble relic of the olden time stands in a district strengthen this conjecture. In the early part of the rife with historical mementos and classic associa- sixth century, a monastery is said to have been founded tions; but celebrated as is the spot, it derives its here by St. Modan, one of the first preachers of highest-although a melancholy-interest, from its Christianity in Scotland. St. Modan was abbot in being the last earthly resting-place of the illustrious 522, but it is supposed, that after his death the com Sir WALTER Scott.

munity was transferred to Melrose *, since no subseDryburgh is situated in Berwickshire, about four quent mention is made of the Abbey till about the * miles from Melrose, in the most delightful and pic- year 1150, when the present structure was founded

turesque part of a sylvan vale. It rises on the north by Hugh de Morville, Constable of Scotland, and Lord : bank of the Tweed, which here makes a bold sweep, of Lauderdale, the district in which it is situated. 1 and is backed by hills covered with hanging woods According to the “ Chronicle of Melros," Beatrix ! - of the most luxuriant foliage. When viewed from de Beauchamp, wife of the above, obtained a charter

the opposite bank of the river, the “ dark Abbaie," of confirmation from David the First, who assumes standing amidst the gloom of wood, on a verdant in the deed the designation of founder, and to this

level, above the high banks of earth which confine charter Hugh de Morville is a witness ; but it suffiudi the course of the rapid stream, sweeping around it, ciently appears that this Abbey, on its new foundation, 24. is seen to great advantage ; and, whether we contem- owed its'establishment to these illustrious subjects,

plate the time-worn ruin, the harmony of nature, or and was afterwards taken under the protection of the remembrance of “the years that are past," the King David, who was a most munificent patron of landscape is one of singular interest and beauty. the Scottish monastic edifices. The cemetery was

It has been conjectured, that the name of Dry- consecrated on St. Martin's day, 1150, but the comburgh is derived from the Celtic, Darach-Bruache, | munity did not come to reside here until the 13th or “the bank of the sacred grove of oaks, or the settle December, 1152. The monks were of the Premonment of the Druids;" some vestiges of Pagan worship, Mr. Morton, in his Monastic Annals of Teviotdale, observes, that (among which was an instrument used for slaugh- it " was probably destroyed by the ferocious Saxon invaders, under tering the sacrificial victims) have been found on the | Ida, 'the flame-bearer,' wlio landed on the coast of Yorkshire, in 547,

| and, after subduing Northumberland, added this part of Scotland to Bass-Hill, an eminence in its vicinity, and seem to his dominions, by his victory over the Scoto-Britons, at Cattnaeth."

VOL. X.

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stratensian order, and were brought from Alnwick. | pension-bridge over the Tweed, at a short distance In 1322, the Abbey was subject to a heavy calamity, from the Abbey, two hundred and sixty feet long, of a considerable portion being burnt and destroyed by a light and elegant appearance. His lordship, also, the soldiers under Edward the Second, in revenge erected on the summit of a neighbouring hill, a for certain insults offered them by the monks, who colossal statue of the hero Wallace, which was placed imprudently rang the church bells on their departure, on its pedestal on the 22nd of September, 1814, the King Robert Bruce contributed largely to its resto- | anniversary of the victory at Stirling Bridge, in ration, but it is doubtful whether it was afterwards 1297, and occupies so lofty a situation, that it is rebuilt either in its original style or magnificence. visible even from Berwick, a distance of more than In 1545, Dryburgh Abbey was again plundered and thirty miles. The statue is seventy feet high, and burnt by the English, under the Earl of Hertford formed of red sandstone, painted white.

At the dissolution in 1587, (at which period the The late Earl of Buchan, a nobleman of eccentric lands and revenues were annexed to the Crown), it habits, felt a peculiar interest in the ruins of Drywas erected into a temporal lordship and peerage, burgh. He fitted up one of the dilapidated apartby James the Fourth of Scotland, who granted the ments of the Abbey, in a style corresponding to the Abbey and its demesnes to Henry Erskine, created original, which he called his sanctissimum, and to Lord Cardross, the second son of John, Earl of which he frequently resorted. In 1819, we are told Mar, Lord High Treasurer of Scotland, and Mary, by Allan Cunningham, that this nobleman waited daughter of Esme Stewart, Duke of Lennox, the upon Lady Scott, when Sir Walter was afflicted with direct ancestor of David Stewart Erskine, Earl of a dangerous illness, “ to intercede with her husband. Buchan, elder brother of Thomas Lord Erskine, to do him the honour of being buried in Dryburgh." Lord Chancellor, and uncle to the present proprietor, “ The place," said the Earl, “ is very beautiful, just Sir David Erskine.

such a place as the Poet loves ;" his lordship, howIn beholding the ruins in their present state, the ever, became a tenant of the ancient cemetery before usurpation of nature over the works of man is every. the lamented poet. The last resting-place of Sir where apparent. The structure is, indeed, completely Walter Scott is a small spot of ground in an area overgrown with foliage ; evergreens may be seen formed by four pillars, in one of the ruined aisles, flourishing amidst the solemn desolation of a roofless which belonged to his family. His uncle, Robert apartment; in others, the walls are clothed with ivy | Scott, and his lady, are, however, the only members to their summits; and on the top of some of the of the family who lie interred there. From the arches, trees of considerable growth have sprung up, | limited dimensions of the place, the body of the which add to the adornment of the venerable edifice. author of Waverly, has been placed in a direction The age of these trees is a certain proof of the anti north and south, instead of the usual fashion ; and quity of its destruction. The original design of the thus, in death at least, he has resembled the CameAbbey was cruciform, divided in the breadth into ronians, of whose character he was supposed to have three parts, by two colonnaded arcades; the transepts given such an unfavourable picture in one of his and choir have all been short; a part of the north tales. Peace be to his ashes! transept which is still standing, is called St. Mary's In the Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, there is a aisle, and is a beautiful specimen of early English singular narrative of an unfortunate female, who Gothic architecture. The fine Norman arch, origi- inhabited a vault amidst the ruins of the Abbey, nally the western doorway, shown in our view, is between eighty and ninety years ago. She was enriched with ornaments in general use at the period popularly called the Nun of Dryburgh, and from an the Abbey is said to have been founded; the sculp- account she gave of a spirit who used to arrange her ture is chaste, and unaffected by time, and it may, habitation at night, whilst she wandered forth to perhaps, be considered the most striking feature of solicit the charity of the neighbouring gentry, it was the remains. The monastery is in a state of utter believed that the vault was haunted ; and to this day ruin and decay; and nothing is entire but the it is regarded with superstitious dread by the pea. chapter-house, St. Modan's chapel, and the adjoining santry. During the day-time she immured herself passages. The chapter-house is forty-seven feet long, in the vault, but could never be prevailed upon to twenty-three broad, and twenty in height; at the assign a reason why she adopted so remarkable a east end there are five early English pointed win course of life. Sir Walter Scott, however, who dows; the western extremity contains a circular | relates the anecdote, says,headed centre window, with a smaller one on either | It is believed that it was occasioned by a vow, that during side. The hall is adorned with a row of intersected the absence of a man to whorn she was attached, she arches. Mr. George Smith, architect, states in his would never look upon the sun. Her lover never returned. valuable and interesting description of the Abbey:

He fell during the civil war of 1745-6, and she never more From a minute inspection of the ruins, we are led to believe

beheld the light of day. that there are portions of the work of a much earlier date. In concluding our account of Dryburgh, we should The arch was the distinctive feature of all structures of the not omit to enumerate some of the “ancient ruins," middle ages; and among these ruins we observed no fewer and storied sites, in the immediate vicinity of this than four distinct styles of arches; namely, the massive enchanting spot. The stately Melrose, whose“ broken Roman arch with its square sides; the imposing deep splayed Saxon; the pillared and intersected Norman; and

arches," and " foliaged tracery,” have been so exquilast, the early English pointed arch. These differ not only

sitely portrayed by the Poet's magic pencil,—the in design, but in the quality of the materials, and in the magnificent ruins of Jedburgh and Kelso,-Smail. execution. The chapter-house and abbot's parlour, with holm Castle, the scene of Sir Walter's childhood, the contiguous domestic dwellings of the monks, we con- Abbotsford, where he closed his illustrious career, sider of much greater antiquity than the church. I the Vale of Glendearg, with its scenes of " faery,"

The stone of which the structure is built, is a and the Eildon Hills, from whose three-forked sum. “ hard pinkish-coloured" sandstone, which is in a mits, we are told by Scott, that “ you may see the good state of preservation. A fine tree that still scenes of forty-two songs, and ballads, and battles, flourishes in the vicinity of the ruins, is supposed to all of old renown,"--are within the compass of a few have been planted seven hundred years ago.

days' excursion, and all derive their highest interest The late Earl of Buchan constructed a wire sus from their association with the author of Waverley.

GAMBLING IN FRANCE.

houses form no small proportion of those numerous I had the curiosity to look into a gambling-house in wretches who destroy themselves in Paris. If there the Palais Royal, Paris, in order to enable me to be a touch still wanting to this deplorable picture describe the scenes going on; and all of these “hells," of human folly and depravity combined, it is the it should be observed, are under the protection of the truly horrible reflection that such persons are sancGovernment. No ceremony was necessary, save that tioned and patronized by the Government. More of undergoing the scrutinizing glances of the pro- than Vespasian sordidness must be theirs, who basely fessional gentlemen, who were exercising their calling, condescend to derive a profit from them, by legalizing seated round a table, whirling a ball in a kind of the wholesale iniquity and vice. Some will be dishollow dish, and cutting cards. They evidently exposed to think, that, unless it were in the power of pected that I would offer to join them; but knowing the Government to put down gambling altogether, the excellent proverb in their own language, which which is of course impossible, it may as well turn to says,—“ Ce n'est que le premier pas que coute," I its own advantage the evil it cannot suppress. took no notice of their significant looks, but con- Miserable, detestable policy! If laws cannot entirely tinued a spectator of the scene, without the slightest remove the evil, they may do much towards checking intention or desire to take part in it. Every stranger it, at least they ought to attempt it. A government who was not content, like myself, to be a mere looker- cannot prevent a plague or epidemic, yet there is no on; but who, instigated by the sight of their tempting reason wherefore it should import infection, or aid gold, seated himself at the table, was sure, I particu- | the progress of contagion. Were there not one larly remarked, to be for a short time a winner. gambling-house, or one victim to gambling, the less, After that, the tide, very unaccountably of course, on that account, still a government should reject with turns against him. He continues to lose faster than scorn, even the idea of being accessary, however he won, and yet continues to play on in fretful despe remotely, to such villany. ration, so long as his cash holds out. At length he | Connected with gambling is Suicide; and most finds his plus converted into minus, after which he awful is the catalogue of those who, in the course of either decamps completely fleeced for that time, or each year, destroy themselves, as the sole remedy for remains to witness the defeat of others.

that misery in which they have involved themselves, Most unquestionably it is most iniquitous in any thereby literally exemplifying the text, “ The wages government to countenance such a vile and unprin- of sin is death." Utterly devoid of every kind of cipled traffic, alas! the source of so much real private religious feeling, unchecked by the slightest moral misery and wretchedness, and of such widely-spread- restraint, detesting the world that renounces them, ing demoralisation; yet one feels quite as much con- and utterly abhorring themselves, already feeling all tempt as pity for the besotted dupes of such bare- the pangs of hell itself in their bosoms, what wonder faced villainy. After all that has been said on the is it, I would ask, if, in their desperation, they give subject, and those exposures made in regard to the themselves up to utter perdition, defy that great system itself, every man of common sense must | Almighty Being who made them, and, rushing headsurely have his eyes open to the consequences; no long on their final destruction, take the fatal “ leap one, therefore, who is not an unprincipled knave, or in the dark?” Truly may these most unhappy men a consummate fool, would sit down to a gambling- / be said to “ Curse God and die!” table. Aye, but say they who apologize for vice, the [From William Rae Wilson's Route through France.] pursuit is so alluring and fascinating, that the victim is entrapped before he is aware of it. Now this is only an additional reason for eschewing it altogether, REFLECTIONS ON QUITTING A CONVENT. with the determination of not suffering even a little As I mounted my horse to quit the convent, the last beams curiosity to induce us to make a single experiment. of the sun were setting, and the forest-trees cast their The man who considers whether he shall try his luck lengthened shadows along the ground. A cross, the em at the gambling-table, is lost inevitably. If not

blem of peace, was placed on a pedestal before the door. ruined in purse, why they become sharpers by pro

The beauty and seclusion of the spot appeared to have

marked it out as peculiarly fitted for the enjoyment of fession, monsters hardened in iniquity, bankrupts in

tranquil happiness; but the misjudging piety of man had character, abandoned in principle, the most corrupt robbed him of those temperate pleasures which nature had of the corrupt, of the abject the most abject; in fact, so lavishly prepared for his gratification. The oak and it requires the heart of a demon to witness the hor fern reminded me of the deep glades of England, and the rible scenes that occur in these dens or sinks of vice. | majestic cypress of Portugal, with its waving branches, I shall never forget one mean-attired wretch, who,

impressed the scene with a character of Oriental grace.

yet, even on such a calm and heavenly evening, the monks like others, was at first successful, but, afterwards,

were not allowed to walk beneath the shade of their forestlosing his gains, became so exasperated, that he threw

trees : so active and ingenious were the founders of this down Double Napoleons to a great amount; these convent in devising methods to heighten the privations of just shared the fate of the rest, on which was seized its inmates, as if the common course of human passions with a perfect agony of despair; he stamped his feet, and anxieties did not render the cup which all must drink tore his hair, clenched his hands, groaned, and the

sufficiently bitter, without perverting the plainest dictates

of common sense to render it still more unpalatable. horrors he thus acted were rendered more thrilling

[Portugal and Gallicia, by an English Nobleman.] by the fiend-like imperturbability of the human monsters who had plundered him. Their countenances exhibited not the slightest emotion; it was Youth beholds happiness gleaming in the prospect. Age their vocation, and, to do them justice, they appeared looks back on the happiness of youth; and, instead of most perfectly fitted for it. After witnessing such a hopes, seeks its enjoyment in the recollections of hopes.display, no one, I think, who was not actually a can COLERIDGE didate for Bedlam, would suffer himself to take the chance of being reduced to a similar condition. In

THERE is an active principle in the human soul, that will such cases, remonstrances are absolutely worse than

ever be exerting its faculties to the utmost stretch, in

whatever employment, by the accidents of time and place, vain, nor does the victim attempt it; the only intel

the general plan of education, or the customs and manners ligible remark he suffers to escape him is,-“ Demain of the age and country, it may happen to find itself enla Morgue;" indeed, the frequenters of gambling-gaged. — BLACKSTONE.

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