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whole happiness of their lives to the and perfect system, and mar place very principle which makes our over our gatesthat excellent inscriptiresome neighbor cut his trees into tion on the portal of a villa near Sicocks and hens. Let us allow others ennato follow their harmless fancies,
* Quisqus hoc accedis, without wearying them by remon Qorib: breatum videtur, strance, or annoying them by con
Mozi a sraum est.
S. ce eciat, maneas, tempt, and we may then claim the
Si ta sai, abeas, same indulgence for our own wise
THE MARSEILLES HYMX.
Ye Sons of France, awake to glory, With crime and blood his hands imbruing?
Hark, hark, what myriads bid sou rise ; To arms, to arms, ye brare, &c. Your children, wires. and grandsires hoary,
Bebold their tears and bear their cries. With luxury and pride surrounded, Shall hateful ty rants, mischief breeding, The bold insatiate despots dare,
With hireling hosts a rutan band, Their thirst of gold and power anbounded, Affright and desolate the land,
To mete and vend the light and airWhile liberty and peace lie bleeding? Like beasts of burden would they load us, To arms, to arins, re brave,
Like Gods would bid their slaves adore;
To arms, to arms, ye brave, &c.
Oh! liberty, can man resign thee?
Or whips thy noble spirit tame?The dogs of war let loose are howling, Too long the world has wept bewailing, And lo! our fields and cities blaze
That falsehood's dagger ivrants wield; And shall we basely view the ruin,
But freedoin is our sword and shield, While lawless force with guilty stride, And all their arts are unavailing. Spreads desolation far and wide,
To arms, to arms, ye brave, &c.
THE BANNERS OF THE FREE.
TAERE are murmurs from the shore
Born of ocean's toiling waves,
From the mountain and its caves :
Heroes! from the dust arise,
From the grave of victories! Orter them with eagle glee, Float the banners of the free! Bome upon the thunder gales,
Patriot spirits, lo! behold!
Tales to make a coward bold :
Let the slave sleep out his day,
Flug the fetter, kiss the chain,
Vengeance to wash out their stain.
Swords shall flash, and lances flame,
In that struggle's awful game!
Are those banners now unfurl'd ?
Float they on the thunder air ?
Lo! they're blazing proudly there.
Whoever thou mayest be who enterest here, remember that what may seem strange to abee is agreeable to me. If thou art pleased, thou canst remain ; if displeased, depart--either will please me.
“ HUMBOLDT,” said a certain Cap- duce is Genteel Education for young
but the moment I put from the giant metropolis towards a straight-forward question to him, the town beloved of surgeons, wheelwhich any school-boy might have wrights, farriers, and blacksmiths, answered, he was floored. Now, the one and unparalleled Brentford, Baron,' said I-taking him by sur- but must have observed, on the leftprise— Now, Baron, can you tell hand side of the road, at the fartherme where Turnham Green is ? ' most corner of the rural Alma MaUpon—my-honor, he knew no ter I have described, a house remore about it than I know about markable for an air of snugness and Jericho !"
comfort, and an appearance, altoNow, for the information of Ba- gether,' bespeaking respectability ron Humboldt, and of such other and solid wealth in its owner. persons whose education in that im- stood alone ; that circumstance told portant branch of knowledge called of irdependence : it was no more geography may have been neglect- than two stories high, and was ed, it will be useful to state that square as a chess-board ; to these Turnham Green is a village situated would the intelligent observer at on the Western road, distant about once attribute snugness and comfive miles from London, and two fort ; and for an indication of wealth, from the well-paved and agreeable there it stood, as plain as a piketown of Brentford. Its chief pro- staff, in the plate-glass which filled
the sashes of all the principal front- have objected to two of its accessowindows. But from the adoption ries, namely, a common little plaster of this one of the necessaries of life cast of the Duke of Wellington --for it is idle to rank plate-glass stuck in the fan-light over the door ; windows amongst the superfluities and the leaden figure of a Cupid -it was evident, also, that the standing in a bed of tulips, in front owner was a man of sound common of the house, squirting up a thin sense : he was resolved to see things thread of water to the height of as they are ; and he well knew that some eight or ten feet. And yet so to behold them through the com were these not altogether devoid of mon material used for excluding utility, for they saved a world of wind and weather, was scarcely questions, and plainly told you that possible. Who would endure to the inhabitant was, or had been, a sit during fifteen consecutive mi- gentleman of the city. Besides, nutes in a room where the tables since few fortunes would suffice to and chairs were standing in and out, rival Versailles, a private individual like so many inexpert dancers in a who is fond of cascades, fountains, quadrille ; where the lustre was sus- and jets-d'eau, must be content with pended right away from the centre, what he can reasonably accomplish and left lackadaisically drooping six in that way; and, in spite of Peninches lower on one side than on nant, who, somewhere, says, I the other ; the carpet ill-joined, so hate your drip-drip-a drips, miscallas to present the pattern in bold ed cascades," a good-natured obconfusion ; the ornaments on the server would consider these tiny mantel-piece thrust lovingly together hints at fine art and ornament as in one corner; the paper hangings indications of the gigantic scale on presenting, here and there, a crook- which their perpetrators would exeed straight line ; and where the pic- cute, were they provided with “ the tures-oh, ye gods !—were hung appliances and means to boot.” with so intrepid a disregard of both For my own part, notwithstanding the horizontal and the perpendicu- these trifling drawbacks, I never lar, as would induce you to suppose passed this happy-looking mansion they were intended to illustrate without a feeling of some admirasome geometrical problem concern- tion of the genius which had directing angles varying from fifteen to ed its construction, and something, forty-five degrees. Who could en- perhaps, like envy of its cosey ocdure all this, and not die of vertigo ? cupant. " Mr. Rufus Wadd," He alone who would venture to have I often thought,“ must be the dance a hornpipe on one of the arms happiest man in the King's dominof the cross of St. Paul's! Yet are ions!” Alas! alas ! for human there many persons, whose charac- happiness ! ters in other respects are unimpeach The last time I saw this abode of able, who are daily guilty of a look- bliss-It has since been demolished, oat through a material which dis- its fair garden has been uprooted, torts every object seen through it, and the little squirting Cupid is zigzagging the opposite buildings; inhumanly exposed for sale at a thrusting the heads of the trees a plumbers's at Hammersmith ; and foot to the right, or to the left, of nought remains to mark that such the parent stems; cutting in twain things were, but the heap of rubbish, every unfortunate being that hap- and a notice, stuck upon a pole, that peas to pass ; and (if at the sea- the ground is to be let on building side) twisting the grand, even, line leases. Such is the instability of of the horizon into all manner of worldly brick and mortar ! The last fantastic shapes. But to return. time I passed the house I was asPerfect in its kind as was this edi- tonished and alarmed at finding the fice, a taste severely critical might window-shutters closed, the plaster
Duke removed from his niche over ' But, surely, there must be somethe door, and poor dusty Cupid with thing wrong about it ; else why is his chubby mouth, which had here- its present owner so anxious to part tofore ejected the beauteous stream,
with it?" full of withered leaves, as if in Mr. Stiles hesitated for a time; mockery of his apparent thirst. at length he replied, “Why-yeThe desolation was awful !
yes, sir : it is situated at so very Wadd be dead !” I exclaimed. convenient a distance from town.” But I was presently relieved from “ But if that be all — this apprehension by a notice, paint “Why-a-no, Sir ; to be caned on a board, which I had not at did with you, the dining-room is cafirst perceived. It was in these pital, and will accommodate eightprecise words : This house to be let een with all the comfort in life.” or sold, with or without the furniture, “ I do not see that in the light of
moderate terms,—with imme- an objection, Mr. Stiles ; and if diate possession—THE OWNER Going there be no other" ABROAD. For further particulars, &c. “Why then, Sir, to speak out like -The inscription was conceived in an honest man—those Omnibuses, the spirit of profound melancholy. Sir : it was the Omnibuses that It conveyed an idea of resolved and forced Mr. Wadd to sell his house total abandonment, which was affect- and fly his native land— for, between ing in the extreme. It left no rest- ourselves, he is already gone-he ing-place for Hope. The resolution could stand it no longer." it announced was immutable. It The connexion between self-exwas so framed as to meet and to patriation and a Turnham Green overcome all objections and difficul- Omnibus not being quite evident, I ties. The house might either be requested of Mr. Stiles to explain purchased or hired; it was indifer- it ; whereupon he very obligingly ent to Wadd : the furniture might favored me with the melancholy be taken, or not ; Wadd cared not : story of the sorrows of Wadd, to the the option, in both cases, was left effect following :with the other contracting party ;
Mr. Rufus Wadd had been, for to Wadd even the terms were of many years, head of the respectable trifling importance : it was his ob- firm of Wadd, Brothers, Wadd & ject to rid himself of this property Co. (the Co. comprising a couple and quit the country, and it was of the Junior Wadds), carrying on clear that nothing was to stand in a profitable business in Lawrencethe
way of its fulfilment. What was Pountney-lane, near Thames-street. the cause of this? I knew nothing In this same house the Wadds had of Mr. Wadd ; we were total stran- been established time immemorial ; gers to each other ; yet the desire it was here that Rufus drew his first I felt to learn what could have hap- breath ; and here, following the pened to induce mortal man to quit good old city custom, in the house this terrestrial paradise, was irresis- of business, did he resolve to dwell, tible. It was a moral phenomenon until he should have acquired suffiwhich called for explanation, so I cient wealth to warrant his relinwent to Mr. Stiles. Mr. Stiles was quishing the cares of commerce althe auctioneer to whom all inquirers together. By “solid wealth,” (a were referred.
phrase already used,) nothing more “I perceive, Sir, that Mr. Wadd's was meant than a real, bonâ-fide house is to be disposed of.” property, producing a certain in
“ It is, Sir. It is a most desira- come of some hundreds, in contrable and commodious residence, com- distinction to “ immense wealth " in
Here followed an mining speculations, foreign bonds, auctioneer's flourish of considerable &c. which cannot, strictly speaking, length.
be terined “solid;" and Mr. Wadd's
notion of "sufficient" extended not and as such it will be acceptable to beyond a clear and unencumbered all poetical readers. seven hundred and fifty pounds per annum. Till he had attained the 'Tis sweet to be a Shepherd-boy,
And sweet the Shepherd's labor ; uttermost shilling of this sum, not Sweet lambkins all his cares employ, all the entreaties of his wife and And sweet his pipe and tabor.
How sweet his frugal meal to eat his daughter, nor his own secret
By sweetly.shaded mountain ! longings after rural retirement, could Sweet fruits his fare, with water sweet induce him to quit the House, as he From sweetly-flowing fountain. . emphatically termed it ; and the me- 'Tis sweet when Evening spreads her shades, rit of maintaining his resolution will Through some sweet grove to wander ; appear the greater when it is stated And sweet, amidst its gentle glades,
On maiden sweet to ponder. that, from his earliest youth, his At night, the sweet green grass his bed ; most earnest wish had been to lead His lull-song sweet the billow; the life of a country gentleman. A moon-beam sweet to wrap his head, Many of our most profound desires may be traced to some trivial cir- Pity that a being like Wadd, formed cumstance operating constantly, by Nature for the enjoyment of the though imperceptibly, on the mind. Sylvan solitudes of Turnham Green, In a large enclosure, somewhat re- should have been hunted from their sembling a burying-ground, in Law- precincts ere he had scarcely tasted rence-Pountney-lane, stands a huge of their pleasures ! tree, in form resembling the elm ; There are persons, who, when though, as its leaves are usually they contemplate an abandonment of black, (excepting after a heavy rain, the Capital, send their imaginations when they assume a dingy brownish- full gallop across the Pyrennees; green color,) a cautious observer others, of less ardent temperament, would hesitate before he referred it dream of nothing beyond Geneva or decidedly to that class. However, Lausanne ; some again, of colder it certainly is a tree ; and the win- constitutions, stop short in Walesdows of the bedroom formerly oc- some, even at Walthamstowe. Of cupied by Mr. Putus command an this, the most moderate class, was agreeable view of it. There would Mr. Wadd. He did not intend, he sit for hours, after the cares of upon his quitting Lawrence-Pountbusiness were ended, reading Thom- ney-lane, to become either a bear son's Seasons—his only book, and or a hermit. He knew that old haa work of which he possessed every bits are not to be put off like an old known edition--and listening to the garment ; consequently, that he wind, as it elbowed its way through might, now and then, feel a longing the numerous stacks of chimneys, to visit his old haunts, and see how and just ruffled the topmost leaves things were going on at Garraway's, of the tree. To this habit, no doubt, on 'Change, or at “the Ilouse ; is to be traced his settled wish for and to this end, a convenient disrural life ; and that this wish was tance from town was desirable. In eagerly engendered, may be infer- an evil hour, he found precisely the red from a pastoral song of his own thing he wanted : some demon thrust composition, written on a blank leaf under his very nose an advertisement of one of his Thomsons : for, since of "A house to be sold, most delightbis morality was inflexible, and his fully situated at a convenient disfidelity to Mrs. Wadd unquestioned, tance from London, enjoying the the third and fourth lines of the se- super-eminent advantage of comcond verse may be taken as proof manding coaches, up and down, four that the poem was composed prior times a-day ;” and he fell plump to his marriage. The song has been into the snare. The seven hundred justly characterized as a sweet song, and fifty pounds per annum were