Obrazy na stronie

the grave.

secured, polished, and oiled. To ren- in pride of youth the tyrant Want der and preserve them bright was an prevails, object to which they were exceed. The sickle falls, and harass'd nature ingly attentive. This appears to have

fails; been done by anointing them with oil. No aid at hand, his fellow.suff'rers Accordingly we find isaiah directing round, to anoirt the shield; and as this was Behold him stretch'd a corpse upon done to give them a lustre, so they the ground; were covered with a case when they O for one cordial drop! in vain the were not in use, to preserve them

prayer, from becoming rusty. Hence we Death, death alone, has saved him read of the uncovering of the shield.

from despair. (Isaiak xxii. 6.) To this practice may And hark! to yonder agonizing cries! also be referred (2 Sam. i. 21.) the By famine struck, the mountain pea. anointing mentioned, belonging to sant lies; the shield, and not to Saul, a version Spent in his force that us’d the winds of the passage perfectly agreeable to

to brave, the original.'

And dead are half his limbs e'er in * No. 263.- Isaiah xlix. 16. I have graventhee upon the palms of my hands.] Able no more to earn his daily bread, This is an allusion to the eastern custom The shiv’ring infants cling about his of tracing out on their hands, not the bed; Bames, but the sketches of certain The rose has wither'd on the daugheminent cities or places, and then ter's cheek, rubbing them with the powder of the Yet the poor father's heart wants hennah or cypress, and thereby mak

force to break; ing the marks perpetual. This custoin Languid and faint life lingers in his Maundrell thus describes : • The next veins, inorning nothing extraordinary pass. And what the tongue conceals, the ed, which gave many of the pilgrims look explains; leisure to have their arms marked The voice exhausted feebly heaves a

with the usual ensigns of Jerusalem. sigh, * The artists, who undertake the ope- And Want has dug his cavern in his 'sation, do it in this manner: they eye ; havestamps in wood of any figure that On childhood's polish'd brow sits 'you desire, which they first print off wrinkled Care,

upon your arm, with powder of char. And in the mother's boson broods 'coal; then taking two very fine nee- despair."

dles tied close together, and dipping "them often, like a pen, in certain ink,

FAMINE. "compounded, as I was informed, of “Unhappy matron! doom'd by fiends guapowder and ox gall, they make to know,

ith them small punctures all along the dire excesses of a parent's woe! "the lines of the figure which they Long time she toils, and waits in pahave printed, and then washing the tient grief, part in wine, conclude the work. And vainly tries and vainly hopes re*These punctures they make with liet: *great quickness and dexterity, and "BREAD FOR MY CHILDREN I GIVE ' with scarce any smart, seldom pierc

ME BREAD,' she cries, 'ing so deep as to draw blood.' Joure • Ev'n now, by hunger struck, my ney, al March 27."

husband dies; " His wife must follow fast; yet save,

O save

* These orphan little ones, and this LII. BREAD; or the poor. A Poem,

poor babe, with Notes and Illustrations. By Mr.

· This helpless suckling, starving on PRATT, Author of Sympathy, &c.

Her pray'r is scorn'd, her sorrows EXTRACTS :

made a jest, “L'

0! as the fainting labourer The jest of that proud plunderer, who stoops to reap,

braves The deadly drops his clay.cold tem. THE POOR MAN'S CURSE, nor heeds ples steep;

where famine craves." 'Vol.I.


my breast.'

“ Nor came she portionless ; nor ANCIENT AND MODERN FARMING

to his arms CONTRASTED.

Brought only virtue, love, and native “ Ascend yon hill, and give thy charms; straining eye

Tho' these were wealth ; but kin on To view the stretching landscapes as either side they lie

Enrich'd the bridegroom, and en. In many an ample sweep of varying dow'd the bride; ground,

Of kine a pair to each, of sheep a With all the flocks and herds that

score, graze around;

The parents furnish'd from their wellThe level pastures, and the mountains earn'd store: steep,

A waggon this, and that a team be. | The intermediate vales, and forests

stow'd, deep.

While from the heart's pure source Time was, when twice ten husband.

each love-gift flow'd : men were fed,

Of linen too a stock, and spun at And all their wholesome progeny home, found bread,

And a best bed, to deck the nuptial And a soft home, each in his modest

room; farm,

Yet quilt and curtains, by the matron By tillage of those lands--and rai

wrought, ment warm;

And nothing but the wood and tickThe cloak of scarlet dye, so bright ing bought; and clean,

From their well-feather'd flock the And one of silk, on sabbath only pillows down, seen;

And all the toilette ornaments their And yet a third, of goodly camblet own : neat,

And polish'd looking-glass and pic. For winter days, extending to the

tures gay. feet.

For parlour, us'd alone on holy day! Then took at plough the son and sire Or Christmas time, or merry making their turn,

sweet, The wife then milk'd the cow, and When the kind landlord deign'd to work'd the ehurn,

share the treat, And many a mile the daughter trudgd And joy'd to see the harvest barn was with ease,

fill'd, To vend her butter, chickens, eggs, And felt at heart how well his farm and cheese;

was till’d; And, home returning, heavy laden, His LITTLE farm, which ease and brought

health display'd, Full many an article at market And happy tenants, happy landlords bought;

made. And tho' she bow'd beneath her bas, ket's weight,

“ And thus from three-score acres, Oft would she sing the country duly dress'd, maiden's fate;

The numerous tribe of old and young And haply, sweetheart, who in am

were bless'd; bush lay,

And all the country gaily smil'd to To ease her load, would join her on


The country's wealth-a thriving peaWell pleas'd was he that useful load

santry! to bear,

Lords, swains, and husbandmen each Yet saw, with wise delight, the dam

other cheer'd, sel's care;

And mutual profits mutual cares enGood signs of future helpmate there dear'd; were shown,

By day the labourer at his farm was And as he smil'd, he mark'd her for fed, his own;

In his own cottage found a nightly Whisper'd his wish to share her toils bed ; for life,

And all his sun-tann'd children, and Purchas'd the ring with speed, and his wife, call'd her wife.

Gave rest to toil, and energy to life ;

the way :


And thus for ages far'd the rural Of wanton jests, deep draughts, and train,

toasts profane-Nor plague, nor famine, scourg'd the 'Ruin to landlords, and the far. blissful plain.

'mers gain ;' Past are these scenes, the bloomy sub- And see the smoking viands, costly stance fled,

wine, Lo! the thin shadow's offer'd in their And fragments that might all their stead.

households dibe ; See from the summit where thou Yet not one meal their fainting heart stand'st, the pride

to cheer, That arrogantly grasps the prospect But unsubstantial roots, and meagre

wide : Ahme! that lofty mountain but com. While through the night this tyrant mands

of the plain, One tyrant husbandman's half-cul. Till nature sickens, holds his revel 'tur'd lands;

reign ; Insatiate giantof the plunder'd plains Then reels to rest, with fev'rish mixAt once the scourge and terror of the tures fill’d, swains;

His mind disorder'd, and his body A vain usurper of the country round, swillid; Possessing, yet encumbering the Nor does he rise from his enfeebling ground;

bed, la deep carousal, high above his lord, Till the poor victim-swain has left his This village despot can each vice af. shed ford

Full many a weary hour; and sat him That luxury suggests to ill-got wealth, down The bane at once of virtue and of On the brown glebe, to eat his crust health.

more brown,

Dark, coarse, and scanty, and in sor" The horn invites ! the tyrant sow earn'd, scours the lawn,

And harder than the clod e'er yet upWhile his poor vassals, up at peep of turn'd: dawn,

Such thro’ the year is that poor vicWith trembling hands the heavy

tim's plan plough-share guide,

And such the life of farmer-gentleEach cheary hope, each cordial, man." p. 12.

thought deny'd; For pleasure foremost of the noisy

throng, The farmer-sportsman wheels his LII. SERMONS, with a Help to steed along;

Prayer. By the Reverend GEORGE Purse-proud and vain, behold he PATTRICK, LL. B. late Vicar of takes the field,

Aveley, Essex; Joint- Lecturer of . | And joys to see the 'squire and hunts- Leonard's, Shoreditch; Sunday-Evenman yield;

ing Lecturer of St. Bride's, Fleet. And as he stretches o'er his rented Street, London ; and Chaplain to the grounds,

Right Hon. Lady Dacre, of Lee. To Mark'd for his own, he cheers the which are prefixed, Memoirs of the panting bounds;

Life of the Author, with a Portrait Then they more fell, and eager in the by Collyer, from a painting by Russell.

chase, Nor gate, nor stream, obstruct his Y the memoirs prefixed to these

headlong pace. His drudging slaves at plough their thor was born at Mark's Tey, near master spy,

Colchester, in Essex, and after reAnd work the furrow as he gallops ceiving bis education at St. Paul's by;

School, in London, when about And as at eve they pass his mansion sixteen years of age he entered as a proud,

clerk to a respectable attorney at And scent the feast, and hear the or. Colchester. Upon the expiration of gies loud

his clerkship, he spent about a year

and a half in London, with a view rags; and instead of the true taste, to a farther improvement in his savour them with the artificial and profession. After this preparation, unnatural taste of the stewpan, and he entered upon the practice of the culinary compounds. law at Dedham, in his native coun- “ The faces of the women of fashion try, in Feb. 1769. Having attended are perfectly covered up with a thick a short time to the practice of the coating of paint, and all complexions law, he determined to change his are reduced to that white and red, profession, and enter into holy orders, which is furnished by the paint pot; for which step he assigns his reasons, and the colours, furnished by Dame in a letter to a relative.

Nature, seem to be so out of vogue, From June 1783 to June 1784, Mr. that they are not even imitated. I Pattrick travelled in France and do not think your parlour wainscot Italy; these memoirs contain a de. has a thicker coating than some of scriptive sketch of some of the prio- these ladies' faces have, particularly cipal places he visited, which we pre- the elder ladies. I saw two or three sent to our readers as lively and con- the other night, who must be near, if cise.

not altogether, three-score years and “ PARIS.--I am alternately charm- ten, who looked more blooming, than ed with the richness and splendour, any thing nature ever produced at that is ditfused through every thing in fifteen; nor should I have known the this city; and disgusted with the slut- difference between seventeen and tishness and filth that is blended with seventy, but from the conical appearit. The French are a most untidy ance of the cheek-bones, and the people. As are their houses, so are fosses and redoubts, that time, in deTheir persons. There is scarce a com- spite of art, had formed in their mon lodging that has not rich plates faces.of looking-glass, carved and gilt or- “ NAPLES. -Nice is a sweet naments, and drawers and cabinets of and delightful city, situated in a beautifully inlaid woods. At the same broken punch-bowl. The broken time, the floors are laid with tiles or side is open to the sea ; and the sides bricks; and, either the fire-place, or are entirely covered with vines, and some other corner of the room, is the orange and lemon-trees, and olive. reservoir of all the dirt and rubbish, yards, speckled over with seats and that months, and perhaps years, have villas of the gentry. collected. So also with their persons : “ Genoa is of the same nature, but those in the lowest departments, on a large scale. The whole city is waiters at cotlee-houses and inns, arranged round a semi-circular bay of Jacqueys and porters, have heads the sea, rising gradually therefrom; dressed for an assembly; when, at and street above street in height, the same time, the squalidity of their make a wonderful and beautiful amapparel, and their slovenliness about phitheatre. The neighbouring high their heels, will assault the greater hills and vallies, are covered with a part of the five senses.

profusion of palaces and villas. In “ There is a vivacity about the the city there are entire streets of paFrench, the feminines especially, that laces, adorned with marble. inakes a very pleasing impression on Leghorn is another, but smaller a stranger; and persons we are daily sea-pori city, situated in a fertile dealing with, though we know them flat. to be picking our pockets, yet do it “ Rome is a large, dull, and, in with such good humour and address, many parts, a dirty city. There are that there is no possibility of being 500 palaces, more or less ; but they angry with them. Amongst ladies of stand in narrow streets, and are very the ion, there seem to be many who lofty and very dark. The lower floors possess a large share of the beauties

are all grated in the windows, and of nature ; but they manage their look like prisons; but within, they faces as they do their meats. Meats, are filled with pictures and statues,

that are in themselves naturally good, precious marbles, and costly furnithey totally disguise by their cookery; ture. In the environs and all over and reduce all things to nearly the it, are curious remains of the gran. same consistency, siewing them to deur and line taste of the antient Romans, and fragments of buildings as is almost enough to ravish the perfectly amazing

heart, and make a man forget he is “ Naples is all life, noise, and upon the earth. But oh! if such bustle; half as big as London, but strains are heard here below, from more populous in proportion. The men that are by no means saints, country about it rich, fertile, and ro- and yet are capable of exciting such mantic. It encompasses the finest sensations, what shall we feel, when bay of the sea in the world, and, as all the hosts of Heaven shall strike the seen from thence, appears to be the lyres ! when saints and angels sing! finest city in the world. Proud -“ Let us then glory in the hope, Mount Vesuvius, with its fuming that we shall meet and mingle there crest, is seen from every part; our voices. There are the regalia ; though the sea is between it and us. there is the concert; there is the juOther mountains and other shores, bilee! That alone deserves the purenriched with spacious buildings, suit and anxious toils and labours of adorn the prospect of this place; the Christian; and whatever little which, on the whole, is much like rubs and disappointments we meet Genoa, but on a scale still larger. with in our journeyings, all will be

“ It is the splendour of the well, when once we are landed at churches, that most attracts a vulgar that port,-the desired haven, where Eye, like mine. They are mostly co- all our griefs, and sufferings, and vered, so that there is not a hand's fears, will be laid aside, and assumed breadth of floor, sides, pillars, or roof, no more for ever! To that day and that is not richly decorated with to that rejoicing, it is my wish, that paintings, statues," or very precious you and I may be preserved. But marbles, and pictores of the finest and yet, if God's will be so, 'I desire to first-rate masters. The hreadth of meet you again on this side the grave. St. Peter's is the length of St. Paul's; The hope of this, and the enjoyment yet not an inch of space is there of some few other friends, are all that within that is not thus adorned. I in this life is worth our wishes. heard mass in it on Christmas-day; When you pray for absent friends, when the pope officiated, and there bear ine also upon your heart, and were present all the cardinals, the beg that I may be kept in safety, and nobility and gentry of Rome, the returned in the same health i now emperor of Germany, and the king enjoy, to assure you with my mouth, of Sweden, besides filteen or twenty as I now do with my pen, that I am thousand well-dressed people. The your's with the sincerest and warmest altar was covered with the pope's affection.” mitres and tiaras; richer in dia inonds Mr. Pattrick was highly esteemed and jewels, than any royal crown I and very popular: he possessed a ever saw.

lively and leriile imagination, which, “The functions, as they are called, his biographer informs us, led him i. c. public cerenionies 'on certain into the error of allegorizing, and acdays, are very magnificent and pleas- commodating passages of scripture in ing. The dead are carried to the his preaching; the means of remedy. grave, and attended by vast proces, ing this defect in the Author is stated sions singing them to their eternal at large in these memoirs, with a view rest. Sometimes the body is drest in to correct the abuse in others who gay attire, and carried, 'exposed to may have adopted the same method; view, upon a gilded litter; at other and to further the important design, times in gilded boxes, and under em- we transcribe what appears to us the broidered palls, but buried without most important on this subject. any coffin at all; but at Rome, a Mr. Pihad preached a sermon from coffin is carried after the body, as a Nahum ii. 1. at St. Bride's, upon ocpart of the procession; and at the casion of the Voluntary Contribuend of the ceremony it receives the tions in support of the War, which he body, and is pitched endwise down was strongly solicited to publish : he into the pit.

requested the opinion of another cler. “On certain grand fetes or holi- gyman, who was present when it was days, in many of the churches, music preached, and received the following is introduced into the service ; and reply. such music, being by the most ex

An early answer to your quesinstruments and performers, tion, can only contain an extempore

« PoprzedniaDalej »