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ENGLISH COUNTIES: HISTORICAL

ENIGMA,

CHARADE.

My first supports you wkere you stay;
Two-thirds of wandering from your way;
My second-be my whole I pray,
And from your path you will not stray.

FIRST let that Admiral appear,
Whose fate deserved compassion's tear;
Who long his country's cause did aid,
But with ingratitude was paid.
-And now that Admirals name repeat,

Who did in the West Indies meet widThe famed De Grasse, and took his fleet.

1 Tell now the Lord High Admiral's name, 1 Whose conduct gain'd him endless fame, "When Spain's Armada was destroy'd, 1 iThough it invincible was cried. $10Next him who boldly cross'd the main, Do And first did Prima Vista gain, to Unto his monarch's high command,

sd Though now its name is Newfoundland. & The Admiral ho, at his ease, - (Forgot the dangers of the seas ;)

Was in the Rogal George consign'd, 97

A sudden watery death to find. asia Tell him who, victor on the deep, 900 When šank in death's eold arms to sleep, ui Was in the narroun coftin laid, atriWhich from the I/Orient's mast was niade. on When Charles the Second sent his fect, --1 Holland's opposing ships to meet, i es uj Pray the Dutch Admiral's name declare,

Whose vessel blew up in the air 1991-Now let the Navigator come, I's Whomet at last his fatal doom, 0! When distant from his native place,

Slain basely by a savage race.
boom Last the brave Admiral who sought,

And the French neet off Ushant fought;
Which, coward-like, retired from fight,

Veil'a by the curtain of the night." 117. These Admirals' names if right you take

Tell a Welci County, where a lake
Abounds with fish, to that degree,
That not inuch vater you can see.

TRANSPOSITIONS.

1.
When dusky night, with louring clouds,
Spreads darkness o'er the earth.

Then superstition, leagued with fear,
In: Will give my total birth!

Curtail me, and the gloom is fied 418 I cheer the wanderer's way; Again curtail'd you find a man

Whose heart is ever gay.
Now view. me in another form,
i The table I adorn;

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To science now I'm near allied,

Of industry am born. +
A most destructive animal, din

'Tis strange, I shall appear.
1o Reversed, and in the well-filled barn,
The rustics greatest fear.

2. My first's an enemy to dress, A pleasant walk my second will express, My third describes the pace of poor old Dobbin, When on his back he carries Farmer Robin,

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1 ANSWERS TO PAMILY PASTIME.

Page 270. CITARADES 1. Spoonbill: a wader, now becoming somewhat shy, 2. Linden., 3. Pleasure. 4. Sanısøn. 5. Spinach. ENIGMAS

1. 1. The Pit of Theatre will duly sirow

Beauty, when Brilliance doth above it glow

Music, with Wit, will also thereby flow, "s}" 2. The Pit, recorded as quite fathomless,

On Fancy's viewing heart dota sorely press :

Occasioning therein a dire distress. 3. The Pit arborcous, or dewy dell,

Is oft, delightful:- there the Fairies rell
Fancy doth Fashion, in a big bluebell :
So, mine Enigma's mazes I unveil! 1

2. The letter R. REBUS

E mpire is title potent nation loves;
Diana ruled above, below, by groves ;)
I nn, by the roadside, Weariness doth prive*
Nightshade imparts malaria unto skies;
Bower of forest shade doth Muse dolighti)
Urchin spreads joy or wee, by day or nights
Roc, of Arabia, fancy figured vast;
Guinea is never into dross-bag cast;
Hamlet is village, wherein oft we seo,
The martin mingling with rusticity,
The nine initials of these words display
A city's title, in conjoined array:
Edinburgh is title thus unveild,
That classic Taste hath gladly often hail'd made
Within her arbour; sending forth her son,
A second time to scan the peerless town

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3.
Why is P the best landlord's letter !

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ENIGMA, Tam great, I am small, I am near, I am far, And the glance of my beam is an evening star; Imove, I am still, in my wanderin s frec, And the source of my brightness, known only to

95 Though earth-born I am, yet the star of my light

as pointed to Hore in the dark gloom of night; Wly, freely I live, though I rest with the dead, Ana to Death as my bride, my beloved, am wed! The lamp which I hold man cannot obtain, Though beneath his proud feet, his proud grasp 3901

disdain! I am bright, I am beautiful, leader and snare loved, hated, sought, dreaded, man's hope and

despair!

EDITED BY HERR HARRWITZ.

PROBLEM No. XI.-By A. G. M'COMBE, Esq.-White to move, and mate in two moves.

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A TALE OF TRIAL AND TRIUMPH.

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“ You know the Manor-house?contiELLEN LYNDHURST ;

nued Maggie.

“ That was the house her father dwelt in (Continued from page 275.)

when she was young," said the woman.

“Oh God!" Maggie cried, “ Father! The poor woman who had given Maggie father! take me back to my father!” She shelter in her humble dwelling, was at the then fell off in a state of insensibility time stooping down, niistening the suf- again, during which the by-standers talked ferer's mouth with a feather. For a second of her painful history, which we have or two she did not observe her visitors. At given in a previous chapter. length she started up, exclaiming, “ I ax “ See how firmly she holds my hand,” your pardon, ladies. I never seed you come exclaimed Ellen, alarmed at the fixedness in, I'm sure. Poor soul, she's bin a of her grasp. They tried to release her raving, and now she's burnin' with faver, hold, but this aroused Maggie again. so I've bin wetting her lips, for they ’re Young lady,” she said, in a subdued all afire."

tone, “have you a father? did you ever “We've brought you some wine, and break a father's heart? Were you ever some light cake, and an orange or two, tempted by the Devil ?” Ellen trembled which we thought might do the poor

at the wildness of these words, which creature good.”

seemed to have within them a prophetic “The Lord will reward you for it, meaning. ladies," said the woman ; "but she'll never I had a father once," resumed the live to take 'em, I'm sure ; if another fit sufferer ; “I listened not to his voice--he comes on like the one she's just had, she's stretched out his arm to save me, but I sure to go off.”

mocked him. I was ensnared by a demon “Has any doctor been here ? ” asked who lured me from my home. My friends Ellen.

foretold my ruin - and it came. God “No, iniss, no, it's a long way to send, is just !" and we've nothing to pay when they do Ellen turned as pale as death, for the

Besides, all the doctors in the delirious woman still held her firmly by the world will never do her no good.”

wrist. Seeing the dreadful pallor that " I should like to go and fetch some one,” spread over Ellen's countenance, a chair said Ellen, as she looked down upon the was placed by her, and she dropped wretched sufferer, who lay upon a bed into it. of straw and rags, her eyes rolling heavily

“ It is too much for me!” she exfrom internal convulsions. As she spoke, claimed, and wept bitterly. Maggie aroused the poor creature moved, and began to again, and said, “Why do you weep ? mutter some words.

it is I who should suffer. Oh God, for"Hush !” said Mrs. Lakeman, “she give me!” she exclaimed in a solemn speaks ;” and they drew near to her bed. tone, " The end is nearly come !" She

Maggie opened her eyes with a wild released Ellen's arm, and sank again into delirious stare, and fixed them upon Ellen, a state of insensibility, from which she which so alarmed her that she shrunk never more awoke. back.

Ellen swooned away. The words of the "Stay!” cried the sufferer ; “I recol. dying wretch had fallen with mysterious lect you, young lady," she said in a gentle power upon her heart. Mrs. Lakeman tone, and stretched out her hand and despatched a messenger to Windmere for clasped hold of Ellen's wrist.

the car; and as soon as Ellen recovered, "Don't be afraid, Ellen,” said Mrs. she was driven to her father's house. Lakeman, “

your presence seems to comfort her."

“ I have seen you, young lady, years ago," said Maggie, “ before you were born !"

“ Poor soul, she's crazed again," said With a rattle of wheels, and the quick the countrywoman.

tramping of a noble horse's feet, Charles

come.

CHAPTER XIX.

TIE SPENDTHRIFT ENRICHED.-GLIMFBES OP

FASHIONABLE LIFE.

VOL. VIII.-10. XCVI.

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Langford again arrived at the door of the Langford, joining in the old man's exultaJew miser. There was a like rat-a-tat-tattion. to that given before, the

serv- 66 Vell," said Moses, “I vill do this ant - maid, with the same dirty apron, little matter for you; put I musht charge and a face that seemed to have become you von hundred pounds.” dirtier even than on the last occasion, “A hundred

pounds!"

exclaimed appeared at the door, and with the same Langford. “No, no, my dear fellow, air of confidence and familiarity Lang- you're coming it too hard !” ford ran into the presence of Moses, and “Not a pit--money is a ver scarsh shook him by the hand, with many inquiries article-ver' scarsh indeed.” after his cough, and many

“Oh, out upon your nonsense! Why thoughts about his coffers.

how many thousands have you in these “Well, Moses,” exclaimed Charles, chests of yours ?' we shall be able to do business to-day, A mere not’ing-a mere not’ing, py I think."

my vord,” said the Jew. “I shall be ver glad, Mishter Lang- So the conversation proceeded-we ford, ver glad indeed. I hope no offence need not follow it. The spendthrift confor the 'tother day. Put you know I tended for easier terms, but the miser was am 'pliged to pe ver' careful indeed.” inflexible,--and at' last the negotiation

“Oh! never mind, Moses, never mind, ended in Moses handing over to Langyou're a good-hearted old fellow; but ford nine hundred pounds in notes and you know the world, and you understand | gold; and the latter drove off in high what is right."

glee, laughing at the ease with which he “Dat is just it, Mishter Langford, I duped the Jew, and fully believing that know de vorld, I know de.vorld;” and before the demand became due, his marlooking with a very meditative expression, riage, or the advances made in prospect of the old man threw up his hands, shook it by his good-hearted old uncle, would his beard, sighed, and coughed.

make everything right. “ Well, Moses, look here,” said Charles, “Dat's a goot transaction," "exclaimeri pulling out his pocket-book, and drawing the miser, as he put the drafts into an forth a couple of drafts, “I have just iron safe. “A clear hundred in tirty received these from my old uncle, they've days." He rubbed his sinewy hands, thirty days, only thirty days to run, and shook his beard again, and looked like a I want you to cash them upon easy terms. | decayed wretch within a week of his grave. You know the old gentleman is very The wheels rattled, the whip smacked, strong."

the horse pranced, and then broke out “Oh, yes, Mishter Langford, dare can into a smart trot; the vehicle turned corbe no doubt of dat, at all—I see they ners, and drove through narrow confines are drafts upon the London and Devon- as if by magic, and presently Langford shire Pank. "Put vy did he not make dem alighted at his club, ordered his groom to payable at sight?"

drive home, and immediately afterwards Oh, just I suppose to save the com- he stood amongst a group of his accusmission, or he fancied I wasn't in imme- tomed associates. diate want. You know you've done this Ah, ah !” cried Count Snoleski, as he sort of thing for me before.”

entered; “We all have been very much “ Oh, yes, yes! Put not for so large looking for you. You have been to the

it is very pig - thousand country, eh?” pounds."

No–very quiet--doing the respect“ A mere nothing—a mere nothing,” able, for a short time,” replied Charles ; said Charles. “When I come in for the and pulling out his pocket book, he proold fellow's estates, I shall be as rich as ceeded to pay his "debts of honour” to an eastern prince."

the various parties assembled. Of course Ah, den vill pe cood times, Mishter they were highly delighted-admired the Langford,” said " Moses, rubbing his sterling principle of our hero-declared hands.

that they would trust him with thousands. “I believe you, my old boy," said and suggested several forthcoming matches

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CHAPTER XX.

THE DISCLOSURE.EFFECT OF THE WARNING.

upon which they thought he might ven- Charles, soon whispered the matter conture to stake, with highly beneficial fidentially to most of his lady admirers. results.

And then there was a great deal of quesBy the time they had “discussed” a tioning and tittering—and ladies who were few bottles of champagne, the evening was jealous of each other, found an acceptable far advancing, and the hour of polite revenge in the new aspect which affairs assemblies was drawing near.

assumed, when it was told as a positive “ Shall we make a rubber?” asked fact that some country belle would bear. Captain Dent.

off the prize.

This diversion occupied Not to-night,” replied Charles. “I the company in the intervals between the am going to Lady M'Kinnon's party. dances, until an early hour. The gray Her soirées are very agreeable, and I hope dawn of morning began to break, and to to pass a delightful evening.

dispute with the stars which still dimly "Are you going there ?” asked Lord twinkled in the broad vault of heaven, Elleswood. " So am I !!

before, wearied and faded, the beauties of “So am 1,” said the Count. “ It is the night departed for their homes, like devery strange this circumstance. We will feated Amazons driven from the battle of all go together, el?

the heart. With all my heart,” said Charles; and after retiring to their several apartments to dress for the evening, they set out for the house of the lady in question.

The dwelling appeared illuminated in At eleven o'clock on the morning after every apartment. There was a row of his halting at Exeter, Alfred started for carriages extending from the door the Windmere by the only available conveywhole length of the street; and as they ance, a square van, drawn by a single set down, ladies in costly dresses, jewelled horse, with bony hips, and ribs that and painted, stepped out with a rustle of peeped complainingly through his skin. silk and a fluttering of lace, which ex- The old animal walked up the hills at a cited great wonder among the groups of sleepy pace, and cantered down with an ragged bystanders, who were with diffi- awkward jerk of his body, which sent the culty kept back by a couple of policemen van rolling from side to side, jolting who guarded the doorway.

against stones, and into deep ruts.

The At length Charles and his two com- scenery was very beautiful, and for a time panions were put down, and entered a completely counterbalanced the inconveni. brilliant saloon well filled with the élite ence and tedium resulting from such a of fashion. A dance had just ended, and mode of travelling. But the progress was the ladies, with rosy faces and smiling lips, i so slow, that long before Alfred reached turned to salute the trio, as they passed his journey's end he was sore and wearied, down the room to receive the salutations and for some time lost all sense of outward of their friends. They were looked upon attractions by the intensity of his meditaas marriageable men; even in the highest tions and the depression of his spirits, as assemblies such chances are never thrown he thought of the purpose of his journey, away. Charles was regarded as a supreme and its attendant consequences. His fellowobject of attraction. His probable suc- passengers, who from custom bore the cession to a large property was pretty hard joltings much better than himself, generally known; therefore matrons with amused themselves with dialogues, marked daughters unprovided for, and widows with by strong provincialisms, and by feasting limited fortunes, pressed around him and upon viands which they had prepared for idolised him. He was quite a man of their journey. The average speed of their the world, and well understood how to vehicle amounted only to about three suit himself to every circumstance. The miles an hour. The shades of evening story of his intended marriage was at last began to close in, the songs of birds grew whispered abroad; for the Count, who was faint, and the stars one by one appeared, looking out for a fortune by matrimony, before they passed the turnpike-gate on being jealous of the attentions paid to the road leading to Windmere, where

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