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FLORAL DIRECTORY.

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would become of the brewer then? is a post, beam, or pillar, which holds up Surely we doe live in an age,* wherein the brewhouse; for as the barke is to the the seven deadly sins are every man's tree, so is a good drinker to the brewer. trade and living.

Pride is the maintainer of thousands, which would else perish; as mercers, Crowded Heath. Erica conferta. taylors, embroydrers, silkmen, cutters, Dedicated to St. Eadburge. drawers, sempsiers, laundresses, of which functions there millions which

December 13. would starve but for Madam Pride, with her changeable fashions. Letchery, what St. Lucy, A. D. 304. St. Jodoc, or Josse, a continual crop of profits it yeelds, ap

D. 669. St. Kenelm, King, A. D. pears by the galtant thriving and gawdy 820. Sl. Aubert, Bp. of Cambray and outsides of many he and she, private and Arras, A. D. 669. B. John Marinoni, publicke sinners, both in citie and sub

A. D. 1562. St. Othilla, A. D. 772. urbs. Covetousnesse is embroydered with extortion, and warmly lined and

St. Lurp. furred with oppression; and though it be This saint is in the church of England a divell, yet is it inost idolatrously adored, calendar and the almanacs. She was a honoured, and worshipped by those sim- young lady of Syracuse, who preferring ple sheep-beaded fooles, whom it hath a religious single life to marriage, gave undone and beggared. I could speake of away all her fortune to the poor. Havother vices, how profitable they are to a ing been accused to Peschasius, a heathen cominonwealth ; but my invention is judge, for professing christianity, she was thirsty, and must have one carouse more soon after barbarously murdered by his at the brewhouse, who (as I take it) hath officers. * a greater share than any, in the gaines

TRANSATLANTIC VERSES. which spring from the world's abuses.

The following effusions are from If any man hang, drowne, stabbe, or

America. The first, by Mr. R. H. Wilde, by any violent meanes make away his life, the goods and lands of any such per second, by a lady of Baltimore, who

a distinguished advocate of Georgia ; the son are forfeit to the use of the king; and

moots in the court of the muses, with as I see no reason but those which kill them- much ingenuity as the barrister in his selves with drinking, should be in the

own court. same estate, and be buried in the high

STANZAS. ways, with a stake drove thorow them;

My life is like the summer rose and if I had but a giant of this suite, I would not doubt but that in seven yeeres

That opens to the morning sky,

But, ere the shades of evening close, (if my charity would but agree with my Is scattered on the ground to die. wealth,) I might erect almes-houses, free

Yet on that rose's humble bed schooles, mend highways, and make The sweetest dew3 of night are shed, bridges ; for I dare sweare, that a num- As if she wept such waste to see ; ber (almost numberlesse) have confessed But none shall weep a tear for me. upon their death-beds, that at such and

My life is like the autumn leaf such a time, in such and such a place, That trembles in the moon's pale ray, they dranke so much, which made them Its hold is frail, its date is brief, surfeite, of which surfeite they languished Restless, and soon to pass away, and dyed. The maine benefit of these Yet, ere that leaf shall fall and fade, superfluous and manslaughtering expen- The parent tree shall mourn its shade,

The winds bewail the leafless tree, ses, comes to the brewer, so that if a brewer be in any office, I hold him to be a

But none shall breath a sigh for me. very ingrateful man, if he punish a drunk- My life is like the prints which feet ard; for every stiffe, potvaliant drunkard Tlave left on Tempe's desert strand,

Soon as the rising tide shall beat * Some make a profit of quarreling; some All trace will vanish from the sand. pick their livings out of contentions and debate;

Yet, as if grieving to efface some thrive and grow fat by gluttony; many are bravely maintained by bribery, theft, cheat. All vestige of the human race, ing, roguery, and villiany ; but put all these On that lone shore loud moaps the sea : together, and joine to them all sorts of peo

alas ! shall mourn for me. ple else, and they all in general are drinkers, and consequently the brewer's clients and cus.

Audley's Companion to the Almanac,

But none,

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FLORAL DIRECTORY.

ANSWER.
The dews of night may fall from heaven,

Cypress arbor vitæ. Thuja cupressioidai. Upon the wither'd rose's bed,

Dedicated to St. Lucy.
And tears of fond regret be given,
To mourn the virtues of the dead :

December 14.
Yet morning's sun the dews will dry,
And tears will fade from sorrow's eye,

St. Spiridion, Abp. A. D. 348. Sts. NiAffection's pangs be lull'd to sleep,

casius, 9th Abp. of Rheims, and his And even love forget to weep.

Companions, 5th Cent. The tree may mourn its fallen leaf,

Einber TUeek. And autumn winds bewail its bloom, This is an ancient fast, wherein monks And friends may heave the sigh of grief, were enjoined to great abstinence pre

O'er those who sleep within the tomb. paratory to the festival of Christmas. Yet soon will spring renew the flowers,

FLORAL DIRECTORY. And time will bring more smiling hours; Swamp Pine. Pinus palustris In friendship's heart all grief will die.

Dedicated to St. Spiridion..
And even love forget to sigh.
The sea may on the desert shore,

December 15.
Lament each trace it bears away;
The lonely heart its grief may pour

St. Eusebius, Bp. of Vercelli, A. D. 371. O'er cherish'd friendship's fast decay:

St. Florence, or Flann, Abbot. Yet when all trace is lost and gone,

SEASONABLE The waves dance bright and daily on;

There is a class of those who are said Thus soon affection's bonds are torn,

to “dearly love the lasses, oh ?" by whom And even love forgets to mourn.

the verses below may be read without

danger of their becoming worse.

A Winter Piece.
It was a winter's evening, and fast came down the snow,
And keenly o'er the wide heath the bitter blast did blow;
When a damsel all forlorn, quite bewilder'd in her way,
Press'd her baby to her bosom, and sadly thus did say :
“Oh! cruel was my father, that shut his door on me,
And cruel was my mother, that such a sight could see ;
And cruel is the wintry wind, that chills my heart with cold;
But crueller than all, the lad that left my love for gold !
“Hush, hush, my lovely baby, and warm thee in my breast ;
Ah, little thinks thy father how sadly we're distrest!
For, cruel as he is, did he know but how we fare,
He'd shield us in his arms from this bitter piercing air.
“ Cold, cold, my dearest jewel! thy little life is gone :
Oh! let my tears revive thee, so warm that trickle down;
My tears that gush so warm, oh ! they freeze before they fall
Ah! wretched, wretched mother! thou 'rt now berest of all.'"
Then down she sunk despairing upon the drifted snow,
And, wrung with killing anguish, lamented loud her woe :
She kiss'd fer babe's pale lips, and laid it by her side ;

Then cast her eyes to heaven, then bow'd her head, and died.
FLORAL DIRECTORY.

tion, and some have imagined that “. Pitch Pine. Pinus resinosa.

SAPIENTIA” was a saint and martyr, one Dedicated to St. Florence.

of the celebrated eleven thousand virgins December 16.

of St. Ursula. Mr. Audley, however, has St. Ado, Abp. of Vienne, A. d. 875. St.

rightly observed that, " This day is so Alice, or Adelaide, Empress, A. D. 999.

called from the beginning of an anthem St. Beanus, Bp. in Leinster.

in the service of the Latin church, which (Cambridge Term ends.] “ Sapientia."

used to be sung for the honour of Christ's

advent, from this day till Christmas This day is so marked in the church of

eve.”- The anthem Many have been puzzled by this distinc altissimi prodidisti," &c. England calendar and the almanacs. these words, “O SAPIENTIA quæ ex ore

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It is recorded, that a party of young Chinese arbor vitæ. Thuja orientalis. wags hired the chairmen on Saturday Dedicated to St. Alice.

night to steal all the turnspits in the town, and lock them up till the following even

ing. Accordingly on Sunday, when every December 17.

body desires roast meat for dinner, all the

cooks were to be seen in the streets,St. Olympias, A. D. 410.

St. Begga,

“ Pray have you seen our Chloe ?" says Abbess, A. D. 698.

Why,” replies the other, “ I was [Oxford Term ends.]

coming to ask you if you had seen our The Season.

Pompey;” up came a third while they By this time all good housewives, with

were talking, to inquire for her Toby:an eye to Christmas, have laid in their and there was no roast meat in Bath that stores for the coming festivities. Their day;. It is recorded, also, of these dogs mincemeat has been made long ago, and

in this city, that one Sunday, when they they begin to inquire, with some anxiety, church, the lesson for the day happened

had as usual followed their mistresses to concerning the state of the poultry market, and especially the price of prime self-moving chariots are described. When

to be that chapter in Ezekiel, wherein the roasting beef

first the word “wheel” was pronounced, “ O the roast beef of old England,

all the curs pricked up their ears in alarm; And I the old English roast beef !”

at the second wheel they set up a doleful

howl; and when the dreaded word was Manner of Roasting Beef anciently.

uttered a third time, every one of them A correspondent, who was somewhat scampered out of church, as fast as he ruffled in the dog-days by suggestions for could, with his tail between his legs. preventing hydrophobia, let his wrath go Nov. 25, 1825. John FOSTER. down before the dog-star; and in calm good nature he communicates a pleasant A real EVERY-Day English Dialogue. anecdote or two, which, at this time,

(From the Examiner.) may be deemed acceptable.

d. (Advancing) « Ilow d’ye do, To the Editor of the Every-Day Book. Brooks?” Dear Sir,

B. “ Very well, thank’ee; how do you As an owner of that useful class of do ?” animals, dogs, I could not but a little A. “Very well, thank'ee; is Mrs. startle at the severity you cast on their Brooks well ?” owners in your “ Sirius,” or dog-star of B. “ Very well, I'm much obliged t'ye. July 3d. In enumerating their different Mrs. Adams and the children are well, I qualities and prescribing substitutes, you hope?" forgot one of the most laborious em- A. “ Quite well, thank'ee.ployments formerly assigned to a species (A pause.) of dogs with long backs and short legs, B. “Rather pleasant weather to-day.” called “ Turnspits.”

A. “Yes, but it was cold in the mornThe mode of teaching them their busi- ing.” ness was more summary than humane : B. “Yes, but we must expect that at the dog was put in a wheel, and a this time o’year." burning coal with him; he could not

(Another pause,

neckcloth twisted stop without burning his legs, and so was and switch twirled.) kept upon the full gallop. These dogs A. “ Seen Smith lately?" were by no means fond of their profes. B. “ No,–I can't say I have.—but I sion; it was indeed hard work to run in have seen Thompson.” a wheel for two or three hours, turning a A. “ Indeed-how is he?" piece of meat which was twice their own B. “Very well, thank'ee.” weight. As the season for roasting meat A. “ I'm glad of it. Well,-good is fast approaching, perhaps you can find morning.' a corner in your Every-Day Book for the B. “Good morning." insertion of a most extraordinary circum- Here it is always observed that the stance, relative to these curs, which took speakers, having taken leave, walk faster place many years ago at Bath.

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To a sporting friend, the editor is in- send you a budget of these gallimaufry debted for the seasonable information in odds and ends, whereon I know you have the accompanying letter, and the draw

your heart, yet I hope you will believe ings of the present engravings.

that I thoroughly determined to keep my

word. To be frank, I had no sooner Abbeville, Nov. 14, 1825.

landed, than desire came over me to Dear Sir

reach my domicile at this place as fast as It is of all things in the world the most possible, and get at my old field-sports unpleasant to write about nothing, when I therefore posted hither without delay one knows a letter with something is ex- and, having my gun once more in my pected. It is true I promised to look out hand, have been up every morning with for pious chansons, miraculous stories, the lark, lark shooting, and letting Ay ar and other whims and wonders of the all that flies-my conscience flying and French vulgar; and though I do not flapping in my face at every recollection

of my engagement to you. I well remember your telling me I should forget you, and my answering, that it was “impossible!" Birds were never more plentiful, and till a frost sets them off to a milder atmosphere, I cannot be off for England. I am spell-bound to the fields and waters. Do not, however, be disheartened ; I hope yet to do something handsome for your " hobby," but I have one of my own, and I must ride him while I can.

It strikes me, however, that I can communicate something in my way, that will interest some readers of the EveryDay Book, if you think proper to lay it before them.

Every labouring man in France has a right to sport, and keeps a gun. The consequence of this is, that from the mid- This frame is covered with dry reeds, dle of October, or the beginning of this and well plastered with mud or clay, to month, vast quantities of wild-fowl are the thickness of about four inches, upon annually shot in and about the fens of which is placed, very neatly, layers of Picardy, whither they resort principally turf, so that the whole, at a little distance, in the night, to feed along the different looks like a mound of verdant earth. ditches and small ponds, many of which Three holes, about four inches in diameare artificially contrived with one, two, ter, for the men inside to see and fire and sometimes three little huts, according through, are neatly cut; one is in the to the dimensions of the pond. These front, and one on each side. Very fre. huts are so ingeniously manufactured, and quently there is a fourth at the top. This so well adapted to the purpose, that I is for the purpose of firing from at the send you two drawings to convey an idea wild-fowl as they pass over. The fowlers, of their construction.

lying upon their backs, discharge guess All wild-fowl are timorous, and easily shots at the birds, who are only heard by deceived. The sportsman's huts, to the the noise of their wings in their flight. number of eight or ten, are placed in Fowlers, with quick ears, attain consisuch a situation, that not until too late do derable expertness in this guess-firing. the birds discover the deception, and the The numbers that are shot in this way destruction which, under cover, the fowl- are incredible. They are usually thereers deal among them. To allure them fore sold at a cheap rate. At forty sous from their heights, two or three tame a couple, (18. 8d. English) they are dear, ducks, properly secured to stones near but the price varies according to their the huts, keep up an incessant quacking condition. during the greater part of the night. The In the larger drawing, I have given the huts are sufficiently large to admit two appearance of the country and of the men and a dog; one man keeps watch atmosphere at this season, and a duckwhile his companion sleeps half the night, shooter with his gun near his hut, on the when, for the remainder, it becomes his look out for coming flocks; but I fear turn to watch and relieve the other. They wood engraving, excellent as it is for have blankets, a mattress, and suitable most purposes, will fall very short of the conveniences, for passing night after capability of engraving on copper to connight obscured in their artificial caverns, vey a correct idea of the romantic effect and exposed to unwholesome damps and of the commingling cloud, mist, and sunfogs. The huts are formed in the follow- shine, I have endeavoured to represent in ing manner :- A piece of ground is raised this delightful part of France. Such as it sufficiently high to protect the fowler is, it is at your service to do with as you from the wet ground, upon which is please. placed the frame of the temporary edi- For myself, though for the sake of va. fice. This is mostly made of ozier, firmly riety, I have now and then crept into a interwoven, as in this sketch.

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