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ralists, who rarely trave. farther than fisherman remarked, “he is far soupler Exeter 'Change. From the inner or back than any o' the rest,” and by virtue of door of the lodge, a winding stair-way this one quality, chases, bites, and otherconducts to the usual halting place—a wise annoys
whole battalion of large flat stone projecting into the water, gigantic cod, that have only, one would and commanding a view of every part of think, to open their mouths and swallow the aquatic prison. When the tide is him. To supply them with food is an out, this stone is left completely dry, and important part of the fisherman's duty; here a stranger perceives with surprise, a and with this view, he must ply the hundred inouths simultaneously opened net, and heave the line, during two or to greet his arrival.
three days of every week. He has also The moment the fisherman crosses renew the stock, when the pond his threshold, the pond is agitated appears to be getting thin, from the con by the action of some hundred fins, tributions levied on it by the cook. and otherwise thrown into a state of anarchy and confusion. Darting from A letter from Cairo, in a journal of this, that, and the other corner, the whole January 1824, contains a whimsical exempopulation move as it were to a common plification of Turkish manners in the procentre, elevate their snouts, lash their vinces, and the absurdity of attempting tails, and jostle one another with such to honour distant authorities, by the disviolence, that on a first view they actually tinctions of civil society. A diploma of seem to be menacing an attack on the honorary member of the Society of Frankpoor fisherman, in place of the creel fuil fort was presented to the Pacha, at the of limpets he carrios. Many of the fish are divan (or council.) The Pacha, who can so tame, that they will feed greedily from neither read nor write, thought it was a firthe hand, and bite your fingers into the man (despatch) from the Porte. He was bargain, if you are foolish enough to much surprised and alarmed; but the allow them; while others again are so interpreter explained to him that it was shy, that the fisherman discourses of their written in the Nemptchee (German) landifferent tempers, as a thing quite as guage, contained the thanks of the ulepalpable as the gills they breathe, or the mas (scholars) of a German city named fins they move by. One gigantic cod, Frankfort, for his kindness to two Nemptwhich seems to answer to the name of chee travelling in Egypt. “Tom," and may well be described as the But the most difficult part was yet to patriarch of the pond, forcibly arrests come; it was to explain to him that he attention. This unfortunate, who passed had been appointed a member of their his youth in the open sea, was taken society; and the Turkish language having prisoner at the age of five, and has since no word for this purely European idea, sojourned at Port Nessock, for the long the interpreter, after many hesitations and period of twelve years, during all which circumlocutions, at last succeeded in extime he has gradually increased in bulk plaining, “ that as a mark of respect and weight. He is now wholly blind and gratitude, the society had made him from age or disease, and he has no one of their partners.” At these words chance whatever in the general scramble. the eyes of the Pacha flashed with anger, The fisherman, however, is very kind to and with a voice of thunder he roared him, and it is affecting as well as curious, that he would never again be the partner to see the huge animal raise himself in of any firm; that his partnership with the water; and then resting his head on Messrs. Briggs and Co. in the Indian the fat stone, allow it to be gently patted trade, cost him nearly 500,000 hard piasor stroked, gaping all the while to implore ters; that the association for the manufacthat food which he has no other means of tory of sugar and rum paid him nothing obtaining. In this pond, cod appears to at all; and, in short, that he was combe the prevailing species; there are pletely tired of his connections with Frank also blochin or glassin, haddocks, floun- merchants, who were indebted to him ders, and various other kinds. Salmon, 23,000,000 of piasters, which he consiwhich at spawning time visit the highest dered as completely lost. In his rage,
he rivers, could not of course obey their even threatened to have the interpreter instincts here, and accordingly there is drowned in the Nile, for having presumed only one specimen of this favourite to make offer of a mercantile connection fisik in the pond at present. As the against his positive orders.
The poor interpreter was confounded, are worthy of being one of us.” and unable to utter a word in his defence. this is the custom," added Divan Effendi At this chtical moment, however, Messrs. (his Secretary.) “ Your Happiness knows Fernandez, Pambonc, and others who that the friends (Franks) have many cusbare access to the Pacha, interposed; and toms different from ours, and often such as it was some time before they could reduce are very ridiculous. For instance, if they 18 Highness to reason; his passion had wish to salute a person, they bare their than him into an hysterical hiccup. heads, and scrape with their right foot Whec bis Highness was a little recovered, backwards ; instead of situng down comM. Festandez endeavoured to explain to fortably on a sofa to rest themselves, they him that there was no question about bu- sit on little wooden chairs, as if they were saness: that the ulemas of Frankfort were about to be shaved: they eat the pillao prossessed of no stock but books, and bad with spoons, and the meat with pincers ; Do capital. “ So much the worse,” replied but what seems most laughable is, that the Pacha; “ then they are sahhaftehi, they humbly kiss the hands of their wo
roksellers, who carry on their business men, who, instead of the yashmak, (veil,) withoot money, like the Franks at Cairo carry straw baskets on their heads; and that and Alexandria.” “Oh, no, they are no they mix sugar and milk with their coffee.” ehkafteki
, but ulemas, kiatibs, (authors,) This last sally set the whole assembly (his passicians, philoussoufs
, &c., who are Highness excepted) in a roar of laughter. Octs etgazed in science.” “Well,” said Among those who stood near the fountain be, * and wbat am I then to do in their in the middle of the hall, several exclaimsociety; I, a Pacha of three horse tails?” ed with respect to the coffee with sugar * Nching at all, your Highness, like per- and milk, Kiafirler ! (Ah, ye infidels !) laps most of the members of their society, In the end the Pacha was pacified, and tur by receiving you into their society, “ All's well that ends well;" but it had tiese gentlemen intended to show you been better, it seems, if, according to the their respect and gratitude.” “That is a customs of the east, the society of Franksraege custom, indeed,” cried the Pacha, fort had sent the Pacha the unquestionable
to show respect to a person by telling civility of a present, that be could have or writing to him in funny letters—you applied to some use.
ST, BRIDE'S CHURCE.
its last internal decorations were effected On the 11th of January, 1825, a sketch in 1824. In it are interred Thomas of this church was taken from a second- Flatman the poet, Samuel Richardson the floor window in the house No. 115, Fleet- novelist, and William Bingley, a bookstreet, which stands on the opposite seller, remarkable for his determined side of the way to that whereon the and successful resistance to interrogaopeting was made by the late fire; and tories by the court of King's Bench-a tie subjoined engraving from the sketch practice which that resistance abated is designed to perpetuate the appearance for ever: his latter years were through that opening. Till then, it had ployed, or rather were supported, by the teen concealed from the view of passen- kindness of the venerable and venerated fers through Fleet-street by the houses John Nichols, Esq. F.S. A. whose family destroyed, and the conflagration has been tablet of brass is also in this church. As rightly deemed a favourable opportunity an ecclesiastical edifice, St. Bride's is fur endeavouring to secure a space of confessedly one of the most elegant in saffcient extent to render the church a the metropolis: an unobstructed view of putuc ornament to the city. To at least it is indispensable therefore to the na. one person, professionally unskilled, the tional character. Appeals which will spire of St. Bride's appears more chaste and enable the committee to purchase the ecure than the spire of Bow. In 1805, interests of individuals on the requisite it was 234 feet high, which is thirty-two site are now in progress, and can scarcely feet higher than the Monument, but be unheeded by those whom wealth, taste, having been struck by lightning in that and liberality dispose to assist in works of year, it was lowered to its present public improvement. The engraved sketch standard.
does not claim to be more than such a St. Bride's church was built by sir representation as may give a distant Christopher Wren, and completed in reader some grounds for determining 1680. It has been repeatedly beautified: whether a rigorous effort to save a build
mg of that appearance from enclosure this monin, and are entitled to a place in a second time ought Eot now to be made. this sheet. The proceedings for that purpose are in
ST. BRIDE'S CHURCH, LONDON, AS IT APPEARED JAN. 11, 1825,
The opening in Fleet Street made by the Fire of Sunday, November 14, 1824.
This diversion, resorted to at visitings better man than bishop Jeremy Taylor." during the twelve days of Christmas, as certainly not; and therefore an objector of ancient custom, continues without to this pastime will do well to read the abatement during the prolongation of reasoning of the whole passage as it stands friendly meetings at this season. Persons at the end of the archdeacon's printed who are opposed to this recreation from sermon : if he desire further, let him pereligious scruples
, do not seem to distin- ruse Jeremy Taylor's “ advices.". zuish between its use and its abuse. Mr. Cards are not here introduced with a Archdeacon Butler refers to the barm- view of seducing parents to rear their less mirth and innocent amusements of sons as gamblers and blacklegs, or their society," in his sermon on “Christian Li- daughters to berty," before the duke of Gloucester, and “ a life of scandal, an old age of cards ;" the university of Cambridge, on his roya. but to impress upon them the importance highness's installation as chancellor, Jude of “not morosely refusing to participate 30, 1811. The archdeacon quotes, as a in” what the archdeacon refers to, as of aote on that point in his sermon, a re- the “harmless mirth and innocent amusemartable passage from Jeremy Taylor, ments of society." Persons who are who says, “ that cards, &c. are of them wholly debarred from such amusements selves lawful
, I do not know any reason in their infancy, frequently abuse a pleato doubt. He can never be suspected, in sure they have been wholly restrained any criminal sense, to tempt the Divine from, by excessive indulgence in it on the Providence, who by contingent things the first opportunity. This is human nature: creates bis labour. As for the evil ap- let the string' be suddenly withdrawn pendages, they are all separable from from the overstrained bow, and the rethese games, and they may be separated laxation of the bow is violent. by these advices, &c.” On the citation, Look at a juvenile card-party-not at which is here abridged, the archdeacon that which the reader sees represented in remarks, "Such are the sentiments of one the engraving, which is somewhat varied of the most truly pious and most pro- from a design by Stella, who grouped foundly learned prelates that ever adorned boys almost as finely as Fiamingo mo any age or country; nor do I think that delled their forms—but imagine a juvenile the most rigid of our disciplinarians can party closely seated round a large table, produce the authority of a wiser or a with a Pope Joan board in the middle;
though many of them were saved almost to the eye an eves-varying scene of difmiraculously, yet no one dared to hope ferent occupations. The keel of the
to see his child drawn alive from under ressel in which the catastrophe coma heap of smoking ruins.
menced, was found buried deep in the “Flames soon broke out from four earth at a considerable distance, together different parts of the ruins, and threat- with the remains of a yacht from the ened destruction to the remaining part Hague with a party of pleasure, which of Leyden. The multitude seemed as lay close to it. The anchor of the powder it were animated with one common soul vessel was found in a field without the in extricating the sufferers, and stopping city, and a very heavy piece of lead at the progress of the flames. Noue with the foot of the mast was thrown into a drew from the awful task, and the multi street at a great distance. tude increased every monient by people One of the most affecting incidents coming from the surrounding country, the was the fate of the pupils of the different explosion having been heard at the dis- schools on the Rapenburg, A: the tance of fifty miles. Night set in, the destructive moment, the wife of the darkness of which, added to horrors principal of the largest of them was of falling houses, the smothered smoke, standing at the door with her child in the raging of the flames, and the roaring her arms; she was instantly covered with of the winds on a tempestuous winter the falling beams and bricks, the child night, produced a scene neither to be was blown to atoms, and she was thrown described nor imagined; while the heart- under a tree at some distance. Part of rending cries of the sufferers, or the the floor of the school-room sunk into the lamentations of those whose friends or cellar, and twelve children were killed children were under the ruins, broke instantly; the rest, miserably wounded, upon the ear at intervals. Many were shrieked for help, and one was heard to so entirely overcome with fear and call, “ Help me, help me, I will give my astonishment, that they stared about watch to my deliverer.” Fathers and them without taking notice of any thing, mothers rushed from all parts of the city while others seemed full of activity, but to seek their children, but after digging incapable of directing their efforts to any five hours they found their labour fruitparticular object.”
less; and some were even obliged to In the middle of the night, Louis leave the spot in dreadful suspense, to Bonaparte, then king of Holland, arrived attend to other near relations dug out in from the palace of Loo, having set out as other quarters. They at last succeeded, soon as the express reached him with the by incredible efforts, in bringing up dreadful tidings. Louis was much be some of the children, but in such a state loved by his subjects, and his name is that many of their parents could not still mentioned by them with great recognise them, and not a few were respect. On this occasion his presence comniitted to the grave without its being was very useful. He encouraged the known who they were. Many of these active and comforted the sufferers, and children, both among the dead and those did not leave the place till he had esta who recovered, bled profusely, while no blished good order, and promised every wound could be discovered in any part assistance in restoring both public and pri- of their bodies. Others were preserved vate losses. He immediately gave a large in a wonderful manner, and without the sum of money to the city, and granted it least hurt. Forty children were killed. many valuable privileges, besides ex- In some houses large companies were empiion from imposts and taxes for a assembled, and in one, a newly married number of years.
couple, from a distance, had met a Some degree of order having been numerous party of their friends. One restored, the inhabitants were divided person who was writing in a small room, into classes, not according to their rank, was driven through a window above the but the way in which they were em- door, into the staircase, and fell to ployed about the ruins. These classes the bottom without receiving much hurt were distinguished by bands of different Many were preserved by the falling of colours tied round their arms. The the beams or rafters in a particular widely extended ruins now assumed the direction, which protected them, and appearance of hills and valleys, covered they remained for many hours, some for with multitudes of workmen, producing a whole day and night. A remaskable