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entered the room and as the servani would the world say? How should jewels proceeded from careless, prin.

give her nourishment failed. The morning of the fifth day that a loud whole of that day and night she lay in knock was heard, and, as the servant this unconscious state, never once was coming up the stairs, Mrs. Irwine closing her eyes, or appearing to move slowly raised her right arm, and, her eyelids. Dr. G-looked grave holding up her finger as if to impose the following morning, on not seeing silence, distinctly articulated a long any alteration in his patient; but re * Hush-sh-sh!' commended them to dress and take < Blessed sound !' said Catherine; her into the drawing-room; which clasping her hands, and was accordingly done. Breakfast was silent' prayer of thanks.

dear brought in. Catherine poured out the mother, speak again. Oh! let me hear tea as usual, and presented a cup to that voice once more.' her mother. But all in vain. Motion “ No answer responded to the wish; less,- she sat like a living statute. no look, no motion that 'indicated re

« And now the door was beset with turning sense. the 'curious and the idle. Carriage “A few moments after this,' a loud after carriage rolled up, and footmen altercation was heard in the hall, in were rapping all day, leaving cards which Davy's voice was very dis. of inquiry; every one of which inflicted tinguishable. Come a step furder, if a fresh wound on the heart of Catherine; you dare.' Catherine rang the bell to who, powerless, sat contemplating the inquire the cause deplorable state of her mother, and

again her mother calculating the hours she had been held up her finger and pronounced without food.

Hush-sh-sh! *Mi Carter, Ma'am, Lady Poteena was extremely dis insists upon seeing my lady, alive or tressed at what had happened; for, as dead ;' said Jane aside to Miss Irwine, she truly observed, Mrs. Irwine could and Davy has almost fought to pre. no longer read to her. It hurts me vent him.' * Show him into the next very much' said she, “but I must not room,' replied Catherine, and do you, think about it, for fretting does not Jane, stay with my mother, while i agree with me.

speak to him." " Lady Ridgway felt inconsolable. “ Let it not be supposed that CatheShe should never recover it. What rine's forgetfulness of borrowed

she be reflected on for suffering herselfciples. The fact was, the state of her to be led into such disgraceful society! mother so fully occupied her mind, that She was more to be pitied than the this additional misfortune had wholly poor woman; who it seemed was gone escaped ber memory, · Even the loss mad, and of course was insensible to of her sister was at this time a seconthe misery of ber situation.'

dary consideration. 4 Then the Honourable Mrs. Dash 66 lll news (it is said) travels fast! well's servant, who had been sent to Yet, in this instance, Mr. Carter the inquire 'in Baker-street, asserted on jeweller was the last to hear of the bis return that he heard Mrs. Irwine elopement, and the probable loss of rambling in a shocking mavner. This his property. Instantly taking the exaggerated account gathered like a alarm, he did that now which be snow-ball; and in the course of the should have done before he lent the day it was confidently reported that articles; ramely, made diligent in. Mrs.' Irwine was raving madhad quiries among his custoniers who made an attempt on her own life, and Mrs. Irwine was, and how she was on that of her daughter-had on a eircumstanced; and found his worst strait waistcoat-was dying—was dead, apprehensions confirmed, by being and this everyone had heard from told that really no one knew any thing good authority.

about her. fastening to Baker-street, “But to return to the true state of and asking if Mrs. Irwine was at home, things. For several days Mrs. Irwine he was answered in the affirmative by remained in this fixed condition. No Davý; who admitted that his lady was medical aid seemed of any avail, and at home, but affirmed that she could the whole family appeared to partake not be seen by any body. I must see the disorder of its mistress. A mourn her however, and immediately too,' ful silence reigned through the house said Mr. Carter, at the same time which had been so lately.the scene of endeavouring to make his way in. mirth and gaiety. The servants went “I tell "ee, it's of 'no use, persisted about like mutes, or spoke only in Davy, stretching out his arms to prewhispers; almost starting at the sound vent Mr. Carter's entrance"; "She have of their own voices, It was on the got the niumps,

s, and av'ent spoken

room.

tbese five days.... Why, I had um to your present affliction. Good day.' myself for a fortnight, when mother Miss Irwine was about to ring the bell

and Davy would have gone on for the servant to attend; when, waving to relate all the particulars of his case, his hand, he bowed silently, left the but was angrily interrupted by the room, let himself out, and gently closed jeweller; who, taking the lad's sim the door after him. plicity for impertinence, thought, that 66 Mrs. Irwine was put to bed, in addition to the risk be ran of losing Catherine despondingly placed herself his jewels, he was laughed at, and by her side. Jane continued in the insulted. He became higbly incensed

The evening was fast apand without further parley pushed proaching, and they sat for some time past the servant; and it was at this in profound silence, which was at point of time that Miss Irwine rang length broken by a sigh from Mrs. the bell, to inquire what was the Irwine. matter.

"Was I mistaken?' thought Cathea " The look of calm despair, and rine, taking hold of her mother's hand. outward composure with which Cathe But who shall attempt to describe her rine met Mr. Carter still further emotions on feeling its pressure reirritated him. He thought it effrontery, turned ! At the same time, Mrs, and in a bigh tope told the young Irwine gently drew her daughter lady his business was 'not with her; towards her. Scarcely daring to he wanted to see Mrs. Irwine.

breathe Catherine leant forward, and, " If Sir,', said Catherine, there stooping down, kissed her cheek. was any use in seeing my unhappy “ Mother, do you know me?' said mother

she, in a half whisper. “Oh! he exclaimed, rudely inter “Oh yes! my own Catherine. Hearupting her, all that I have been told ven bless my dear child!' replied below stairs; but let me tell you, Mrs. Irwine in a faint voice, and still young lady, it is no trifling business fast holding her daughter's head. I am come upon,

" That moment seemed to repay. * At this moment · Hush-sh--sh!' Catherine for all she had suffered. was distinctly heard in the next • Let us have lights, Jane,' said she, apartment. There is some collusion anxious to witness returning animation. here,' said Mr. Carter; and, imme But ere the servant could obey, the diately passing into the front drawing pressure relaxed—the hand gently reroom, he stood before Mrs. Irwine. linquished its hold--and the agitated The entire stillness of posture, fixed spirit fled for ever!" look, and altogether supernatural appearance of Mrs. Irwine, suddenly cliecked his impetuosity. He paused Traditional Tales of the English for a moment; and then, in a gentler tone, addressed her with "I believe,

and Scottish Peasantry. By Allan madam, you are the lady who came to Cunningham, Author of Sir Marmy when he was interrupted by the empbatic - Hush-sh--sh! and

maduke Maxwell, a Dramatic Poem, upraised arm. Good God!' said he, &c. 2 vols, 12mo.“

her head is quite gone. The "Hushsh-sh-!, was again repeated, and These tales are chiefly collected from the disconcerted man was standing, the fire-side stories of the Scottish and irresolute how to act, when Catherine, English peasantry, which have been who had seen the invalid twice open handed down to them from the days of her lips in so short a space, felt a chivalry and supernatural agency, by sudden ray of hope ; and, kneeling

its itinerant novelists or story-tellers; before her mother, in a pathetic tone when witches, 'ghosts, goblins, elves, exclaimed, 'Oh! speak-once more fairies, spuukies, and water-kelpies speak-only say that you know your were as common as candle-light; and wretched child. No answer, no cor when spectre shallops, and haunted responding look was returned. The ships with their unearthly tenants lay daughter covered her face with her in Solway, when maritime spirits plot, hands, and sobbed audibly.

ted against godly men, and fell in love “Mr. Carter stood a silent spectator with their wives. of this scene. He felt touched to the Few countries afford such matter for

? Miss Irwine? said he, stories of this kind as Scotland and with impeded utterance, permit me Wales, if we except Ireland.

Mr. to say I was not prepared for this. Cunningham says, he is “ more the But let me assure you I will not add collector and embellisher than the

very soul.

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creator of these tales." We believe him: ballad of the seven foresters of Chats they possess all those characters of worth is written in the true spirit of improbability and wildness which de. ancient English poetry, and strongly sigbate traditionary tales. Mr. Cun. reminds us of the old ballad of 4 Chevy ningham, however, seems to have forgot- Chase," so much applauded by Addi. ten that while the improbable, the wild, son, and of which Ben Johnson would and the supernatural might be allowed rather have been the author than of all to remain, consistency, at least, should bis dramatic works. It contains a be more attended to, and nothiog re number of beautiful strokes, many of lated which even a sensible rustic could which are equal, and some superior, to not believe, however strong bis faith the happiest in the “ Chevy Chase." may be in the existence of visible or The great fault in these tales is their invisible spirits. Each story is related brevity: we only get a sight of the within the compass of fifty or sixty characters when they are withdraw; pages. Though the characters do not and as they have the appearance of possess much originality, they do not, men from whom much might be es. however, appear to be borrowed. The pected, if their energies were put into stories, however, on the whole, are action, we feel a sort of regret in los finely descriptive of the manvers, cus.' ing them so soon. Any of these tales, toms, habits, superstitions, fanatical, in the hands of Sir Walter Scott, would paritanical, and general theological swell into a novel of three volumes; notions of other days, when wichcraft and we cannot think so lightly of our and religion, chivalry and superstition, author's talents as to suppose that he walked hand in hand.

would not be capable of constructing The poetry interspersed throughout a larger work than a tale of fifty or these pieces have considerable sweet. sixty pages. He is best acquainted, ness, simplicity, and naïreté. In point however, with his own abilities; and of natural feeling and natural senti consequently he may have acted judiment they have a decided advantage ciously in confining himself, like Marover Sir Marmaduke Maxwell. The montel, to a narrow compass.

LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE.

GREAT BRITAIN.

Literary Notices and Lists of New Publications are requested to be sent before

the 20th of the Month.

There are four new Cantos of Don Juan now in the press. These Cantos are full of whim and variety, and contain some admirable specimens of good taste, after the author's finest manner. They are to appear in January.'

In the forthcoming Journal of Las Cases, which we understand is nearly ready for publication, there are some very extraordinary passages, likely to excite a peculiar interest, and other passages also calculated to confirm, if further confirmation were necessary, those portions of Mr. O'Meara's work which have been attempted to be assailed.

The Second Number of the Liberal, which is to be out on the 1st of Janu. ary, contains, we hear, the dramatic

poem of Lord Byron, called Heaven
and Earth, which was announced to
appear along with Werner, but which
did not appear with that tragedy. A
more than ordinary interest is connect.
ed with it, inasmuch as the subject is
the same as that of Mr. Moore's Lopes
of the Angels, which will be published
nearly at the same time, Lord Byron's
poem, which he calls a Mystery, is uo.
derstood to be particularly powerful in
the description of the Deluge, and its
appalling effect upon men's miuds.

We understand that three new tra-
gedies have been accepted at Covent-
Garden Theatre, and will in due time
be submitted to the public.

Cymbeline is preparing for represen. tation at Drury-Lane Theatre, in order

- afford another opportunity of wit and South America, with Historical.. essing the combined talents of Mr. Sketches of the Origin of their Libert ean and Mr. Young,

ties and Political Institutions. From Mr. Hornor is about to publish an the French of Messrs. P. A. Dufau, lustrated Prospectus of his Panoramic J. B. Duvergier, and J.Guadet. iew of London from the Summit of The first volume, containing the t. Paul's; containing various Engrav Rise and Progress of the Governments ag's, shewing the superior advantage of France and the Netherlands, will of the Cathedral as a central point of appear very shortly, and the remaining view, including a Geometrical Section volumes will be published periodically, (fifty inches by thirty) of that Edifice, Mr. Ackerman is about to commence with the North and South Sides of the a Spanish quarterly Magazine, with the Chureh-yard, and exhibiting the ascept title of Variedades, 0 Mensugers de from the Base, through the circular Londres. The first number of which Stair-case, the Dome, and Scaffolding is expected to appear in the course of to the Observatory ereeted above the January, 1823, la, this Miscellany Ball and Cross, from which the Draw. every thing that can tend to infianie. ing was taken. It will also contain an party spirit will be carefully avoitled, account of the Origin, Progress, and and it will be equally adapted for cira, Completion of the undertaking, and of culation in Old Spain and in her late. the extensive range of the Metropolis, colonies. Each number, will contain its Suburbs, and surrounding Scenery, about One Hundred royal 8vo. pages, which will form the subjects of the and be illustrated with Twelve colour, Engraving intended to be published. ed Engravings.

Proposals are issued by Mr. Richard Baynes, Ivy-lane, for the publication

IN THE PRESS, of an uniform edition of Dr. John Owen. To be edited by Thomas Cloutt, M.A. Relics of Literature; with a Frontis,

Shortly will be published, in 1 vol. piece of Autographs of eminent Cha. Svo. A Diary of a Journey through racters. 8vo, By Stephen Collet, A.M. Southern India, Egypt, and Palestine, The Lives of Scottish Poets, an enin the Years 1821 and 1822. By a tirely new work, will be ready in a few Field Officer of Cavalry, illustrated days. 3 vols., with thirty portraits. with Maps, &c.

The Noble Pilgrim, in verse. 3 vols. A Sermon was lately preached at the By W. Gardener, Author of the Story Parish Church of St. Aune, Sobo, by of “ Pigou,” &c, the Rev. H.G. White, M.A. for the be Edward Williamson, a Narrative. nefit of the Royal Dispensary for Dis 1 vol. 12mo., fine plate, by Freeman, eases of the Ear. It appears that since. By the same Author. the establishment of the Charity, in A new Novel, entitled, The Actress; 1816, upwards of 3750 patients, afflict or, Countess and no Countess. 4 vols. ed with Deafness and other Diseases By the Author of “ Malcolm, Dou. of the Ear, have been received, the

glas," &c. greater number of whom have been Memoirs of the Life and Works of cured or relieved, to which may be Sir Christopher Wren, with a View of added several Cases of Deaf and Dumb the Progress of Architecture in Eng, in which much effective ajd has been land. 4to. 7 plates, and a fine portrait. administered. It must be gratifying Life of G. B. Piransie, by his Son, to know that the benevolent views of with an Account of bis Works. the Charity are not confined to the in A complete Architectural Illustrahabitants of the Metropolis, but ex. tion and Display of the Whole of the tends its aid to every individual, and Interior of Henry the Seventh's Chain those unfortunate instances which pel, York and Salisbury Cathedrals, do not admit of professional assistance &c. &c.; also shewing tbe construcacoustic instruments are gratuitously tions of the Gothic Architects, on thirty, supplied.

large atlas folio plates. Mr. J. P. Neale is preparing for Highways and By-ways; or, Tales publication, early in the year, a Series of the Roadside, gathered in the French of Original Views of the Collegiate Provinces. 8vo. By á Walking Genand Parochial Churches of England; tleman. to be accompanied with Historical De Prosings, by a Veteran ; or, the Luscriptions.

cubrations of Humphrey Ravelin, Esq. Mr. Thomas E. Evans is engaged in Jate Major in the * * Regiment of translating a collection of the Consti- løfantry. Svo. tụtions, Charter, and Laws, of the The Theory and Practice of Music,

of Europe and of North professionally analysed, for the Use of Eur. Mag. Vol. 82.

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the Instructor, 'the Amateur, and the and its Environs, to correspond with Student, with a brief History of the Pinnock's County Histories, with an Science, &c.; together with a Practi. admirable Map of Twenty-five Miles cal Essay ou the Capabilities and Ap. round the Metropolis. plication of the Human Voice. Royal Rassela Principe D'Abissivia, opera 4to. By J. Nathan, Author of the del Signor Dottor Johnson. 12mo." * Hebrew Melodies."

An Introduction to the Hebrew LapTales of Old Mr. Jefferson, of Gray's guage, 12mo. By W. Heinemann, ProIon, collected by the Young Mr. Jeffer fessor of the Hebrew and German Lan. son, of Lyon's lon.-Series 1. Mande guages, and Author of the Catechism ville, or the Voyage ; the Welsh Cot of Hebrew Grammar, an Introduction tage, or the Woodman's Fire-side; the to German Reading, Creole, or the Negro's Suicide.

In the course of this Month' will be · December Tales, in one neat volume. published, Part II., of John Bolin's

Liberalism Examined. 1 vol. 8vo. Bibliographical, Analytical, and De By the Author of " Italy and the Ita- scriptive Catalogue of Books; cum. lians, in the Nineteenth Century." prising above Sixty Thousand Volumes 2. Falearo; or, the Neapolitan Liber- in all Languages and Classes of Litera. tine ; in commemoration of the singu. ture; accompanied by Literary No: lar propensities, and demoralizing prin. tices: ciples, of a celebrated individual at

The First Part of the Cabinet of present on the Continent. The work Portraits will appear on the ' First of is written in the stanza of Beppo, and January, containing Burns, engraved each Canto will contain from 800 to by Scriven; Corneille, 'by Thomson; 1000 lines.

Shaw, the Linnéan Professor, by Topographical and Historical Sketches

Cooper; Bishop Sherlock, by Freeof the Boroughs of East and West Looe, man; and the late President, West, by in the county of Cornwall, with an Nuyer; accompanied by Biographical Account of the Natural and Artificial

Sketches. · By Robert Scott, Author of Curiosties, and Picturesque Scenery the

History of the Reign of George HT of the Neighbourliood. By Thos. Bond. A Part, containing Five Prints, will The Enchanted Flute, with otber

appear every Month. Poems, and Fables from La Fontaine, Mr. Boyce has in the press an im By E. P. Wolferstan.

proved Edition of the Belgian Tra. Mr. Grant, of Crouch End, has nearly veller, with additional Views. ready for publication a new edition of A new - Edition of the Traveller's his institutes of Latin Grammar, re Guide down the Rhine. By A. Schreivised and considerably augmented. ber, Historiographer to the Grand

Sequel to an Unpublished "Manus Duke of Baden. script of Henry Kirke White's; de In a few days will appear, Part I., signed to illustrate the Contrast afforded containing “ The Tempest," dedicated by Christians and Infidels, at the Close with permission to Earl Spencer;of Life. By the Author of “the Won Shakspeare,“ 48mo.;' from the text ders of the Vegetable Kingdom Dis. of Johnson, Stevens, 'apd Reed! played,” &c.

Each play to be illustrated with a fine + The Antiquities of Freemasonry; Engraving, from the Desigós of Stot-* comprising Illustrations of the Five hard, and other eminent Masters.-Grand Periods of Masonry, from the This portable Edition of Shakspeare, Creation of the World to the Dedica-" when completed, will form the most tion of King Solomud's Temple. By elegant ever published, and will be George Oliver, Vicar of Clee, in the printed'uuiformly with Corrall's Miniacounty of Lincolo, P.G.

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ANTIQUITIES.

DIVINITY Part I. of a Series of Views of the The first part of a New Self 11-? most Interesting Remains of the Ancient terpreting Testament, containing many, Castles of England and Wales; en Thousand various readings and parallel graved by Mr. Woolroth and Mr. l. passages ; including all those of Fielding, Blone &e. With Historical"text in words' at length, so that the Descriptions by E. W. Brayley, Jun. parallel passages and various trans

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