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| British and foreign jesuits who dares to unmask "secret policy"

A History plots in order to save Protestant England from the Catholic limbo of Chess," by Dr. FORBES ; and Messrs. GROOMBRIDGE and her foes have prepared for her,-yet I resolve once more to try Sons are about to publish another volume by Mr. John | if you will prove an exception to the aforesaid editorial foes of the HOLLINGSHEAD, author of “Under Bow Bells.” Mr. Hol- liberty of utterance and the press, of which they palm themselves

| upon the world as the champions. I can furnish facts to corroLINGSHEAD's new volume will be entitled “Odd Journeys In

borate the above positive charges; now I must confine myself to and Out of London.” It is a reprint of papers from House. | the subject in question. hold Words and all the Year Round, and is said to include The practicability of the Aerial Navigation has been solved by accounts of "journeys by all kinds of conveyances, from a mo in 1845. From those quarters, to whom I have communicated

the realization of this long-wished for locomotion, I have expelocomotive to a canal boat."

rienced nought but most contemptible opposition, carried on in an

indirect way. To pay for giving publicity to what I considered to We willingly render what help we can to the Stratford-upon. be for public good, and above all, for the safety of Protestant Avon Shakspeare Committee, by publishing in this place

one England,-in case of t

de-in case of the contemplated and well-scherned aggrestheir advertisement, which runs as follows:-

sion now gleaming in the future,--this I deemed not to be com

patible with my views of the duty of truly English and patriotic STTAKSPEARE'S House.--In the year 1848, in consequence of

editors. I resolved to abide my time, and to preserve my inven. the ready help vouchsafed to them by a generous public, the

tion for the honour and benefit of my own native country. On Shakspeare Committee at Stratford-upon-Avon were enabled

reading the reports about the intended "aerial crossing of the to purchase the house in which their illustrious townsman was

Atlantic" by an American professor, I replied to that gentleman

through the editor of the New York Times, telling him of my sucIn the year 1856, its dilapidated condition having rendered its

cess, and detailing my reasons which precluded the possibility reparation essential, the late John Shakespear, of Worthington,

of his achieving his aims. They must have been conclusive, as Leicestershire, in promotion of this object, deposited in the hands

since that time nothing was heard about this matter. Scores of of the Committee the sum of £2,500, which was expended, under

times I took up my pen to write to Lady Franklin on this subject. his direction, in the purchase and removal of the adjoining

cilitate the search after Sir John and the discovery of the premises, to prevent risk of fire, and towards the restoration of the

northern passage, but as often I laid it down, owing to the annorhouse. In the same year, by his will, dated 17th November, he

ance and discouragement I had experienced formerly. During bequeathed a further sum of £2,500 to the same Committee, to enable them (among other things) to form a museurn at Shak.

"the panic," effected by diplomatists to feel the pulse of John

Bull, and now during the parliamentary discussions "on national speare's house for the reception of Shakspearian relics (which sum he directed should be paid before any other legacies),

defences and erection of strongholds," I often wished to draw

public attention to the services which an aerial ship could render together with an annuity of £60 for the maintenance of a custodian

to this country, in case of an attack from the continental friends which he charged upon his Langley Priory Estate. Assured by high legal sanction of the validity of the bequest,

and allies of British jesuits; yet I desisted, from fear of indirect, and relying on the funds they supposed secured to them, the Com.

hence the most dastardly persecutions. mittee. under the auspices of a distinguished architecto

Fortifications are certainly useful for keeping in submission the

as is the case in all continental countries swayed over by the work which they knew the testator to have had so much at heart, and thereby contracted a considerable debt.

imperial terrorists,—but they can never prevent invasions nor The Court of Chancery, in a suit instituted for the purpose

subjugation of the whole country, especially where native dunces, obtaining a judicial decision upon the construction of the will

entrapped by political visions and religious vagaries into imperial with great regret pronounced the bequest void for ancertainty,

snares, are prepared to abet the alien foes, who assume the mask and the annuity invalid under the Mortmain Act, and thus the

of friends and liberators, to deceive the better. Imperial brutes well-known intention of their benefactor was frustrated,

and Catholic sanfedists, who swear to butcher all non-imperialists The Committee, thus unexpectedly involved in debt, have no

and non-Catholics, cither "for glory," the glory of murder, or alternative but to APPEAL to those who, grateful for the inheritanco

for the preservation of priestly enormities, forgeries, and corShakspeare has left them in his writings, can sympathize with

ruption, may be kept aloof from this island without raising unnethe Committee in their difficulties, and in their desire to carry

cessary, and to people's liberty dangerous, fortifications. Every out the landable intentions of the testator, who so fully ovinced

| hedge, wall, ditch, hill, river, wood, barn, and house, ca his appreciation of the honour of inheriting the name of Shak

transformed into a stronghold, which no imperial army could

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Catholic armada may be easily forced to the bottom of the sea,

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"Acrial Orb" is one of these means. As "Old England” has

been the bulwark of tyranny, ignorance, and priestcraft, so ProA SERIES of articles, founded upon the “Three Hundred

testant England is the bulwark of Christian institutions, moral Unpublished Letters” which are to appear in the new liberty, and justice. To preserve this bulwark from the ruin which edition of Pope, mentioned above amongst Mr. MURRAY'S British and foreign jesuits have prepared for it since 1835, this is announcements, has been commenced in the Athenæum. The

the duty of every truly Christian and just man, no matter to what

country he may belong. Such is the reason why I have steadfastly first article of this series discusses a long-disputed question,

resisted to disgrace myself by accepting wealth, dignities, co"seriously affecting the moral character of the poet," - power, which await me even now, more than ever, in the camp of namely, the question as to whether or not he first satirised the foes of Protestant England, hence the foes of mankind at the Duchess of Marlborongh in the character of Arossa" | large. This is the very reason why I now, at the eleventh hour, and then received a thousand pounds from her grace to sup

try to proclaim publicly my readiness of undertaking to counteract

the already ripe plots of England's foes, and to defend her Propress the satire. The writer in the Athenæum brings a testant throne and institutions from all invasions without asking verdict of "Not Guilty,” and establishes that it was not the for personal remuneration, without squandering millions of Duchess of MARLBOROUGH, but the Duchess of BUCKINGHAM public money in those ramparts of despotisin,--fortifications,

The five millions which will be required to secure actually a lastSHIRE, that "ATOSSA ” was meant for.

ing peace, by removing the causes of bloodshed, rapine, revo

lutions, and incursions, I will charge myself to re-imburse with he following odd letter, which comes to the from contributions from the then grateful nations of the continent. It a gentleman with an evidently Polish name. It is printed must be understood, that only under certain Christian conditions, just as it came to hand, except that we have “ deleted” a calculated to promote truth and justice, I can be induced to aid in portion of one sentence, the language of which seemed almost

carrying out my proposals.

Now to the “Orb." M. Ducros, a French aeronant of great expetoo strong :ABRIAL NAVIGATION.

rience, in his last report to the Academy of Science, declares,

“That unless the car were placed in the centre of the machine the To the Editor of the Register.

problem shall not be solved. This once done, we will be then in the Sır,-In your notice I read that "the next number of the same position as boats upon water." I have solved this problem REGISTER will contain an article on the practicability of Aerial fifteen years ago, I repeat. I begin my operations by constructing Navigation." Although Qisgusted with the dull Muscovite coercion and equipping the boat or car with the utmost attention to its of many of the editors of the leading London papers, who sup. centre of gravity, on the most minute exactness of which depends press any and every thing that despots, jesuits, and diplomatists the possibility of navigation. Next, I do the rest; and, in God's


name, "up and go a head.” With this " Orb " (so called) and

THE LATE ROBERT B. BROUGH. two hundred thousand riflemen, all imperial foes of Protestant

By JOHN HOLLINGSHEAD, AUTHOR OF "UNDER Bow BELLS," England will be kept at bay, or soundly thrashed, and, if needs

“ODD JOURNEYS ABOUT LONDON," ETC. be, destroyed, should they venture to leave their gory lair for this

Few things contain so much falsehood, or do so much harm, land, which, for the sake of its own existence and happiness, must become in fact what its leaders and masses assume that it is as clever sayings. They deceive the mind by jingling in the at present.

X. 2. car, and so cause antithesis to be taken for wisdom. They Derby, August, 1860.

prove nothing, except that their authors have à certain comMay we whisper in our correspondent's ear a gentle doubt mand of words, and the power of placing these words in the as to whether he is quite correct in attributing to the motives most glittering position. set forth in his letter the refusals of various editors of news- Charles Lamb has given us much for which we are grate. papers to publish elsewhere than in their advertising columns ful, but he has saddled us, at the same time, with one false the announcements which he seems to have sent to them of and misleading saying. In writing to Bernard Barton,-a the discovery which he believes he has made ? If an editor pleasing, but feeble poet, who had consulted him about leavi refuses to believe, on the bare assertion of a correspondent ing a banking-house desk to start as a professional author, who is entirely unknown to him, and of the soundness of whose he said, “ Literature is a very bad crutch, but a very good judgment he can, therefore, have no knowledge, that the said walking-stick." This phrase has been echoed and re-echoed, correspondent has discovered the means of effecting what the until it has passed into a proverb. It is small, compact, and Times has declared would be the only wonder that could astonish nicely balanced. The weakest memory can hold it without us in these days,-a marvel which men in all ages have sought trouble. It is taken as containing the life-long experience of to accomplish, but which has baffled the ingenuity of the whole Charles Lamb the author, although it was written by Charles human race till now,--surely the hypothesis of the editor's Lamb the city clerk. The occasional essayist, who never being an ally of “despots, jesuits," etc., is not the only threw away the corks,-who never struck out to sink or swim one on which the refusal can be accounted for. If, instead in the business of literature,-is giving an opinion upon the of mere assertions respecting the value of his plans, our trade of authorship forty years ago, and this opinion is held correspondent would send a description of them, he may rest to apply to the present hour. No account is taken of our assured that every editor to whom they might seem at all great and growing periodical press,-of shoals of weekly practicable would be eager to give them publicity. He will magazines, which now stand in the place of the old “monthfind that this is the method adopted by the contributor of lies” and “ quarterlies,"-of a list of newspapers in the the article on this subject which is crowded out of our pre- United Kingdom which numbers between ten and eleven sent number, but will appear in our next.

hundred, and of a metropolis supplied with at least two dozen

merely parochial organs. No account is taken of those daily We have recently stumbled across one of the strangest increasing trade journals, price lists, shop circulars, call them volumes of verse ever written. It is called Songs of Satan, and by what name you will, whose managers allow no question of is described as being "a brief history of temptation-combats money to interfere in engaging the scientific literary talent and interviews with demoniacal spirits; containing also a they think necessary for their pages. This altered condition series of lyrical and dramatic poems, embodying the faith of things must be familiar to scores of working authors, and and philosophy tanght by the evil spirits, and laying open yet the old crutch and walking-stick antithesis is still quoted, various methods by which they delude the human mind." as if “Grub-street" had not changed since the days of Most of the pieces in this singular volume are parodies of Richard Savage. previous compositions. Here is one,-a parody of the well. The late Robert B. Brough, the subject of our paper, has known song in The Bohemian Girl :

often been pointed at to prove that literature is a bad busi. “I dreamt that I dwelt in fiery halls,

ness. In moments of ill-health and dejection he would point With a serpent by my side;

at himself; and his death, with the circumstances connected She wound me in her venomed coils, I had a demon bride.

with it, may give another excuse for pointing. He died insolShe spoke with lips like snakes that stung,

vent, without mincing words, as thousands of doctors, lawyers, And breath of poisoned flame,

and tradesmen have died before him. He has left a wife and "You ruined me when my heart was young,

three young children totally unprovided for, as thousands of But I love you all the same,

great merchants, statesmen, and generals have left their “My heart is now an adder's lair,

families before him. The author with his little debts and his My body turned to mould,

puny indiscretions is not alone in the world ; there are plenty I sit alone in dark despair

of respectable people to keep him company. In going over Within the devil's fold.

the few points in the life of the late R. B. Brough, and readFor you I drank the cup of doom,

ing them by the light of his character and constitution, it can The harlot's sinful shame, Come, clasp me in our fiery tomb,

easily be shown that the trade of literature was his best For I love you all the same.

“ crutch," and that he would have broken down years ago if “We drank of passion's cup, alas!

he had selected any other. And reap what we have sown;

He was born in London some time during 1828, and he And see in hell's huge looking-glass

died in Manchester, on his road to North Wales, on the 26th What beauties we have grown,

of June, 1860. Though only thirty-two years of age, he You are the corpse of manhood now,

looked, at least, ten years older. His constitution was radi. In spite of all your fame;

cally bad at starting; he took no pains to preserve or imBat, foul deceiver, hear my vow,

prove it, and was always suffering from a variety of internal I love you all the same.

complaints that only doctors can name. The stomach makes “I'll make your heart my dressing-gown,

the man, and Robert Brough had a faulty stomach. This was And on it I will sit;

at once his misfortune and his excuse. Many broken appointAnd, like a rat, your soul I'll drown In hell's unfathomed pit.

ments, much work left unfinished, loose arrangements with Take back, take back thoxe fires of lust,

certain publishers, and even ill-digested plots of novels, may In wreaths of snaky flame,

be referred to this cause. A want of health is the great I spit on thee, thou devil's dust,

weakener of moral principle. But I love you all the same.'”

Much of his early life, up to the age of fifteen, was spent The author of these awfully impressive verses is the Rev. amongst the coal-miners of Pembroke. From Wales he was T. L. Harris, of New York, the minister with respect to transplanted to Manchester, where he entered a corn-factor's whose preaching at the Literary Institution, Marylebone, Mr. office, and tried to become a clerk. This position was soon WILLIAM Howitt wrote such enthusiastic letters to one of given up, and be accepted a situation in a print warehouse, the metropolitan daily newspapers some months ago. of He showed no aptitude for business, either in the counting, Mr. HARRIS and his claims we may have something to say house or the sale-room, and if he had chosen commerce for on a future occasion.

I his "crutch” he would hardly have earned a bare living.

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