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court-yard formed by the quadrangle, the brethren; Lord Liverpool then rose, afforded ample accommodation to ladies and throwing a biscuit into the middle of and other respectable persons. In the the hall, his example was followed by the mean time, the hall on the east side was rest of the brethren. Shouts of laughter under preparation within, and the door arose, and a general scramble took place. strictiy guarded by constables stationed This scene continued about ten minutes, without; an assemblage of well-dressed successive baskets being brought in and females and their friends, agreeably di- thrown among the assembly, until such as versified the lawn. From eleven until chose to join in the scramble were suptwelve o'clock, parties of two or three plied; the banner-bearers of the Trinitywere so fortunate as to find favour in the house, in their rich scarlet dresses and eyes of Mr. Snaggs, the gentleman who badges, who had accompanied the procesconducted the arrangements, and gained sion into the hall, increased the merrientrance. The hall is a spacious handsome ment by their superior activity. A profona, wherein divine seivice is performed cession was afterwards formed, as before, iwice a week, and public business, as on to Deptford old church, where divine this occasion, transacted within a space service was performed, and Dr. Spry somewhat elevated, and railed off by being appointed to preach before the balustrades. On getting within the brethren, he delivered a sermon from doors, the eye was struck by the unex Psalm cxlv. 9. “ The Lord is good to all, pected appearance of the boarded floor; and his tender mercies are over all his it was strewed with green rushes, the use works." The discourse being ended, the of which by our ancestors, who lived master and brethren returned in procesbefore floors were in existence, is well sion to their state barges, which lay at the krown. The reason for continuing the stairs of Messrs. Gordon & Co, anchorpractice here, was not so apparent as the smiths. They were then rowed back to look itself was pleasant, by bringing the the Tower, where they had embarked, in simple manners of other times to recol- order to return to the Trinity-house from lection. At about one o'clock, the sound whence they had set out. Most of the of music having anoounced that lord vessels in the river hoisted their colours Liverpool and his associate brethren had in honour of the corporation, and salutes arrived within the outer gate, the hall were fired from different parts on shore. doors were thrown open, and the proces. The Trinity-yacht, which lay off St. sion entered. His lordship wore the star George's, near Deptford, was completely of the garter on a plain blue coat, with hung with the colours of all nations, and scarlet collar and cuffs, which dress, being presented a beautiful appearance. Indeed the Windsor uniform, was also worn by the whole scene was very delightful, and the other gentlemen. They were pre- created high feelings in those who recolceded by the rev. Dr. Spry, late of Bir- lected that to the brethren of the Trinity mongharo, now of Langham church, Port- are confided some of the highest functions land-place, in full canonicals. After that are exercised for the protection or taking their seats at the great table within life and property on our coasts and seas. the balustrades, it was proclaimed, that this being Trinity Monday, and therefore, according to the charter, the day for To the Editor of the Every-Day Book. electing the master, deputy.master, and elder brethren of the holy and undivided

Dear Sir, Trinity, the brethren were required to Though I have not the pleasure of a proceed to the election Lord Liverpool, personal acquaintance, I know enough to being thereupon nominated master, was persuade me that you are no every-day elected by a show of hands,

as were his body. The love of nature seems to forin cuadjutors in like manner. The election so prominent a trait in your character, concluded, large silver and silver-gilt that I, who am also one of her votaries, cups, richly embossed and chased, filled can rest no longer without communicating with cool drink, were handed round; and with you on the subject. I like, too, the the doors being thrown open, and the sober and solitary feeling with which you aszious expectants outside allowed to ruminate over by-gone pleasures, and enter, the hall was presently filled, and a scenes wherein your youth delighted : merty scene ensued. Large baskets filled for, though I am but young myself, I have wib? iscuits were laid on the table before witnessed by far too many changes, and

have had cause to indulge too frequently of modern day. Give me the “ musical in such cogitations.

pyping” and “ pleasaunte songes” of I am a “Surrey-man," as the worthy olden tyme, and I care not whether any author of the “ Athenae Oxon.” would more “ditees" of the kind are concocted say: and though born with a desire to till doomsday. ramble, and a mind set on change, I have But I must not leave the singing a never till lately had an opportunity of birds where I found it: I love to hear strolling so far northward as “ould Isel- the nightingales emulating each other, ton," or merry Islington:"--you may and forming, by their “ sweet jug jug," á take which reading you please, but I pre- means of communication from one skirt fer the first But from the circumstance of the wood to the other, while every tree of

your “ walk out of London " having seems joying in the sun's first rays. There been directed that way, and having led is such a wildness and variety in the note, you into so pleasant a mood, I am in- that I could listen to it, unwearied, for duced to look for similar enjoyment in hours. The dew still lies on the ground, my rambling excursions through its and there is a breezy freshness about us : “ town-like” and dim atmosphere. I as our walk is continued, a “birde of am not ashamed to declare, that my taste songe, and mynstrell of the woode," in these matters differs widely from that holds the tenor of its way across the path: of the “ great and good " Johnson; who, – but it is no “noiseless tenor." “ Sweet though entitled, as a constellation of no jug, jug, jug,” says the olde balade :ordinary “ brilliance," to the high sounding name of “ the Great Bear," (which I “ Sweet jug, jug, jug, am not the first to appropriate to him,) The nightingale doth sing, seems to have set his whole soul on From morning until evening, “ bookes olde," and “ modern authors " As they are bay-making." of every other description, while the book of nature, which was schooling the negro Was this “songe" put into their throats wanderer of the desert, proffered nothing " aforen y this balade ywritten was ?" to arrest his attention!' Day unto day I doubt it, but in later day Wordsworth was uttering speech, and night unto and Conder have made use of it; but they night showing knowledge; the sun was are both poets of nature, and might have going forth in glory, and the placid moon fancied it in the song itself. walking in brightness;" and could he I look to my schoolboy days as the close his ears, and revert his gaze ?—“De happiest I ever spent: but I was never gustibus pil disputandum I cannot say,

a genius, and laboured under habitual for I do most heartily protest against his laziness, and love of ease :

« the which," taste in such matters.

Andrew Borde says,

« doth much “The time of the singing of birds is comber young persones.” I often rose come," but, what is the worst of it, all for a “ laik," but seldom with it, though these songsters” are not “ feathered." I have more than once “ cribbed out There is a noted “ Dickey” bird, who betimes, and always found enough to took it into his head, so long ago as the reward me for it. But these days are 25th of December last, to “sing through gone by, and you will find below all I the heavens,"* _but I will have nothing have to say of the matter “collected into tr do with the “ Christemasse Caroles English metre:"

Years of my boyhood ! have you passed away?

Days of my youth and have you fled for ever ?
Can I but joy when o'er my fancy stray

Scenes of young hope, which time has failed to sever
From this fond heart :- for, tho' all else decay,

The meinory of those times will perish never.-
Time cannot blight it, nor the tooth of care
Those wayward dreams of joyousness impair.
Still, with the bright May-dew, the grass is wet ,

No human step the slumbering earth has prest :
Cheering as hope, the sun looks forth; and yet

There is a weight of sorrow on my breast :


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• Vide a Christmas Carol, by Richard Ryau, in Time's Telescope for th. present year

Lite, light, and joy, his smiling beams beget,

But yield they aught, to soothe a mind distrest;
Can the heart, cross'd with cares, and born to sorrow,
From Nature's smiles one ray of comfort borrow !

But I must sympathize with you in your reflections, amid those haunts which are endeared by many a tie, on the decay wrought by time and events. An old house is an old friend; a dingy " tenement” is a poor relation, who has seen better days; " it looks, as it would look its last,” on the surrounding inno sations, and wakes feelings in my bosom which have no vent in words. It3 “ imbowed windows," projecting each story beyond the other, go to disprove Bacon's Dotion, that “ houses are made to live in, and not to look on :" they give it a browobeating air, though its days of “ pomp and circumstances are gone by, and have left us cheerlessly to muse and mourn over its ruins :Ob! I can gaze, and think it quite a treat, So they be old, on buildings grim and

shabby; I love witbin the church's walls to greet Some “olde man” kneeling, bearded like a

rabbi, Who never prayed himself, but has a whim That you'll “orate,” that is—" prape" for

tim. But this has introduced me to another and an equally pleasing employ; that of traversing the aisles of our country churches, and “ meditating among the combs." I dare not go farther, for I am such an enthusiast, that I shall soon write down your patience

You expressed a wish for my name and address, on the cover of your third part; I enclose them: but I desire to be known to the public by no other de signation than my old one.

I am, dear sir,
Yours, &c.



Erected in the old Market-place at Rouen, CHRONOLOGY.

on the spot whereon 1431. Joan of Arc, the maid of Or

Joan of Arc leans was burnt. This cruel death was inflicted on her, in consequence of the remarkable events hereafter narrated. In the petty town of Neufchateau, on Her memory is revered by Frenchmen, the borders of Lorraine, there lived a and rendered more popular, through a country girl of twenty-seven years of age, poem by Voltaire, eminent for its wit and called Joan d'Arc. She was servant in e licentiousness. One of our own poets, small inn, and in that station had been Mr. Southey, has an epic to her honour. accustomed to ride the horses of the



May 31.

not therefore reprove it as false." Yet

the body of our enemy, the heretic, for THE EVERY-DAY BOOK.—MAY, 31. Bedford fancied, that, by the captivity ed to be burned in the market-piace o! of that extraordinary woman, who had Rouen, and the infamous sentence was blasted all his successes, he should again accordingly executed. This admirable recover his former ascendant over France; heroine, to whom the more generous suand, to push farther the present advan- perstition of the ancients would have tage, he purchased the captive from John erected altars, was, on pretence of heresy of Luxembourg, and formed a prosecu- and magic, delivered over alive to the tion against her, which, whether it pro- fames, and expiated, by that dreadful ceeded from vengeance or policy, was punishment, the signal services which she equally barbarous and dishonourable. It had rendered to her native country. To was contrived, that the bishop of Beau- the eternal infamy of Charles and his vais, a man wholly devoted to the English adherents, whom she had served and interest, should present a petition against saved, they made not a single effort

, either Joan, on pretence that she was taken by force or negociation, to save this heroic within the bounds of his diocese; and he girl from the cruel death to which she had desired to have her tried by an ecclesias been condemned. Hume says she was tical court, for sorcery, impiety, idolatry, burnt on the 14th of June. According and magic. The university of Paris was to Lingard she perished on the 30th of so mean as to join in the same request : May. several prelates, among whom the cardinal of Winchester was the only English

FLORAL DIRECTORY. man, were appointed her judges: they Lesser Spearwort

Ranunculus flam held their court at Rouen, where the

mula. young king of England theu resided : and Dedicated to St. Ferdinand. the maid, clothed in her former military apparel, but loaded with irons, was pro duced before this tribunal. Surrounded by St. Petronilla, 1st Cent. St. Cantius and inveterate enemies, and brow-heaten and overawed by men of superior rank, and

Cantianus, brothers, and Cantianitla, men invested with the ensigns of a sacred

their sister, character, which she had been accustomed

St. Petronilla. to revere, felt her spirit at last subdned; minine, and dininutive of Peter, and she is

“Her name," says Butler, “is the feJuan gave way to the terrors of that pu- said to have been a daughter of the apostle nishment to which she was sentenced. She declared herself willing to recant; certain writings, quoted by the Maniches,

St. Peter, which tradition is confirmed by lations which the church had rejected; that St. Peter had a daughter whom.be and promised never more to maintain them. Her sentence was mitigated : she cured of the palsy; but it seems not celo was condemned to perpetual imprison- riiuam daughter of that apostle.” ilien ment, and to be fed during life on bread and water. But the barbarous ven

deneira refers to these Manichæan writings, geance of Joan's enemies was not satisfied by which, according to Butler, the tradiwith this victory.

Suspecting that the tion is confirmed," and unluckily for Bulfemale dress, which she had now consente ler, he says, that St. Augustine calls these ed to wear, was disagreeable to her, they

writings apocryphal. Ribadeneira carepurposely placed in her apartment 'a suit fully adds though, that Augustine “ doth of men's apparel, and watched for the effects of that temptation upon her. On it is curious to find this jesuit telling of the si,ht of a dress in which she had ac

Augustine, that he teacheth, that with quired so much renown, and which, she out prejudice of charity we may chastise appointment of heaven, all her former adeas and passions revived ; and she Augustine's is wholly uncalled for by any ventured in her solitude to clothe herself thing that Ribadeneira says regarding Peo again in the forbidden garment. Her

tronilla; it is a hot puff of a fiery spirit. insidious enemies caught her in that situation : her fault was interpreted to be no less than a relapse into heresy: no recan- Yellow Turkscap Lily. tation would now suffice, and no pardon

ponicum flavum. could be granted her. She was condemn Dedicated to št. Petronilla

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Liliun Poser


And after her came jolly June, array'd

All in green leaves, as he a player were;
Yet in his time he wrought as well as play'd,

That by his plough-irons mote right well appeare.
Upon a crab he rode, that him did bare

With crooked crawling steps an uncouth pase,
And backward-yode, as bargemen wont to fare

Bending their force contrary to their face;
Like that ungracious crew which faines demurest grace.

Spenser. This is the sixth month of the year. they called it also by the following names According to an old author “ unto June Medemonath, Midsumormonath, and the Saions gave the name of Weyd-monat, Braeckmonath ; thought to be so named because their beasts did then weyd in from the breaking up of the soil from the meddowes, that is to say, goe to feed bræcan (Saxon), to break : they also there, and hereof a medow is also in the named it Lida erra ; the word Lida, or Tutoricke called a weyd, and of weyd we litha, signifying in Icelandic, “ to move, et retaine our word wade, which we up or pass over," may imply the sun's passing derstand of going through watrie places, its greatest height, and Lida erra conse such as medowes are wont to be.” quently mean the first month of the sun's Another author likewise says, that “ weyd descent. Lida, it is added, has been is probably derived from weyden (Ger- deemed to signify smooth-air. man), 20 go about as if to pasture;” he Mr. Leigh Hunt observes, in his further says, they called it Woedmonath, “ Months,” that “ the name of June, and that woed means “ weed"; and that and indeed that of May, gave rise to

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• Dr. F. Sayers.



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