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unexpectedly beat to arms, they rowed hastily ashure, and drew their boat high January 13. and dry upon the beach. On their return they were greatly surprised to find it 1826. Hilary Cambridge Term begins. in a different position ashore, and some
St. VERONICA. hooks baited which they had left bare. In the end it was ascertained that their pelt- Some curious circumstances are coners while they were fishing were a party necied with the name of this saint, who of young monkeys. They were driven off by two or three old ones who remained se- appears to have been a poor ignorant cretly observing the whiting fishing of the girl, born near Milan, where she worked
in the fields for her living. Conceiving a officers till they had retired. The old mon- desire to become a nun, she sat up at keys then launched the boat, put to sea, night to learn to read and write, which, baited their hooks, and proceeded to work her biographer says, for want of an inThe few fish they caught,they hauled up with structor, was a great fatigue to her. He infinite gratification, and when tired they proceeds to tell us, that she was relieved landed, placed the boat as nearly as they from labour of that kind in the following could in its old position, and went up the manner :-“ One day, being in great rock with their prey. General Elliot, anxiety about her learning, the mother of while commander at Gibraltar, never God, in a comfortable vision, bade her suffered the monkeys with which the rock banish that anxiety, for it was enough if abounds to be molested or taken.
she knew three letters.” So Veronica The faculty of imitation in monkeys is became nun, seeking “ the greatest limited, but not so in man; a remark; drudgery," desiring “ to live always on able instance of this is lately adduced bread and water," and dying
6 at the in a pleasant little story of perhaps the hour which she had foretold, in the year greatest performer on our stage.
1497, and the fifty-second of her age.
Her sanctity was confirmed by miracles.” Garrick.
We gather this from Alban Butler, who At a splendid dinner-party at lord subjoins, by way of note, thus :'s they suddenly missed Garrick, and
“ The print of the holy fuce of our could not imagine what was become of Saviour on a linen cloth is kept in St. him, till they were drawn to the window Peter's church at Rome, with singular by the convulsive screams and peals of veneration.—Some private writers and laughter of a young negro boy, who was churches have given the name of St. rolling on the ground in an ecstasy of de- Veronica to the devout woman who is light to see Garrick mimicking a turkey, said to have presented this linen to our cock in the court yard, with bis coat-tail divine Redeemer, but without sufficient stuck out behind, and in a seeming flutter warrant.” of feathered rage and pride. Of our party only two persons present had seen the British Roscius; and they seemed as willing as the rest to renew their acquaint- Before saying any thing concerning the ance with their old favourite. This anec- earlier St. Veronica, or “ this linen" dote is new: it is related by the able whereon Romish writers allege Christ writer of a paper concerning “ Persons impressed his own portrait by wiping his one would wish to have seen,' as an in- face with it, mention may be made of stance of Garrick's singleness of purpose another portrait of him which Romish when he was fully possessed by an idea. writers affirm he miraculously executed
in the same manner, and sent 10 Abgarus, king of Edessa, in the way hereafter
related. They have further been so care. NATURALISTS' CALENDAR.
ful as to publish a print of this pretended
portrait, with representations around ilMean Temperature . 34 · 45. sustrating the history they tell of it. An
engraving from it immediately follows. The Latin inscription bencath their print is placed beneath the present engraving
. In the New Monthly Magazine, Jan. !826.
Efigies Christi Domini. Ex ipsomet Divino Exemplari ad ABGarum missa Genuæ in Ecclesia S. Bartolomei
Clericorum Reg. S! Pauli Summa Veneratione asservato
Accuratissime Erpressa. No circumstance is more remarkable and the means by which they have been than the existence of this pretended re continued. Nor let it be imagined that semblance, as an object of veneration in these representations have not influenced the Romish church. Being one of the our own country; there is evidence to the greatest curiosities in its numerous cabi- contrary already, and more can be adduce.) nets of relics, it has a place in this work, if need require, which will incontestably which, while it records mariners and cus- prove that many of our present popular !oms, endeavours to point out their origin, customs are derived from such sources.
perhaps a cane or whanghee twisted
under his other arm, sallies forth to take Mean Temperature ...35 · 27.
possession of all L.ubberland. He buys every thing that he comes athwart,-nuts,
gingerbread, apples, shoe-strings, beer January 14.
brandy, gin, buckles, knives, a watch,
(two, if he has money enough,) gowns 1826. Oxford Hilary Term begins.
and handkerchiefs for Bet, and his mother
and sisters, dozens of “superfine best SAILORS.
men's cotton stockings," dozens of “ Mariners form a distinct community, perfine best women's cotton ditto," best with peculiar manners, little known to good check for shirts (though he has too their inland fellow countrymen, except
much already), infinite needles and thread through books. In this way Smollett has to sew his trowsers with some day), a done much, and from Mr. Leigh Hunt's footman's laced hat, bear's grease to make Indicator," which may not be in
his hair grow (by way of joke), severa:
every one's hands, though it ought to be, is ex- sticks, all sorts of jew articles, a flute tracted the following excellent descrip (which he can't play and never intends), tion:
leg of mutton which he carries some
where to roast, and for a piece of which SEAMLN ON SHORF,
the landlord of the Ship makes him pay
twice what he gave for the whole ;-in And first of the common sailor.–The short, all that money can be spent upon, noment the common sailor lands, he goes which is every thing but medicine gratis ; to see the watchmaker, or the old boy at and this he would insist on paying for. thie Ship. His first object is to spend his He would buy all the painted parrots on money: but his first sensation is the an Italian's head, on purpose to break strange firmness of the earth, which he them, rather than not spend his money. goes treading in a sort of heavy light way, He has fiddles and a dance at the ship, half waggoner and half dancing master, with oceans of flip and grog; and gives nis shoulders rolling, and his feet touching the blind fiddler tobacco for sweetmeats, and going; the same way, in short, in and half a crown for treading on his toe. which he keeps himself prepared for all He asks the landlady with a sigh, after the rolling chances of the vessel, when on her daughter Nance who first fired his deck. There is always, to us, this ap- heart with her silk stockings; and finding pearance of lightness of foot and heavy that she is married and in trouble, leaves strength of upper works, in a sailor. And five crowns for her; which the old lady he feels it himself. He lets his jacket fly appropriates as part payment for a shilopen, and his shoulders slouch, and his ling in advance. He goes to the port hair grow long to be gathered into a playhouse with Bet Monson, and a great heavy pigtail; but when full dressed, he red handkerchief full of apples, gingerprides himself on a certain gentility of bread nuts, and fresh beef; calls out for toe; on a white stocking and a natty the fiddlers and Rule Britannia; pelts shoe, issuing lightly out of the flowing Tom Sikes in the pit; and compares blue trowser. His arms are neutral, Othello to the black ship's cook in his hanging and swinging in a curve aloof; white night-cap. When he comes to his hands, half open, look as if they had London, he and some messmates take a just been handling ropes, and had no hackney-coach, full of Bet Monsons and object in life but to handle them again. tobacco pipes, and go through the streets He is proud of appearing in a new hat smoking and lolling out of window. le and slops, with a belcher handkerchief has ever been cautious of venturing on flowing loosely round his neck, and the horseback ; and among his other sights in corner of another out of his pocket. Thus foreign parts, relates with unfeigned as. equipped, with pinchbeck buckles in his tonishment how he has seen the Turks shoes (which he bought for gold) he puts ride,-“ Only,” says he, guarding against some tobacco in his mouth, not as if he the hearer's incredulity, they have sadwere going to use it directly, but as if he dle-boxes to hold 'em in, fore and aft; stufted it in a pouch on one side, as a and shovels like for stirrups.” He will pelican does fish, to employ it hereafter: tell you how the Chinese drink, and the and so, with Bei Monson at his side, and Negurs dance, and the monkies pelt you
with cocoa-nuts; and how king Domy lucky; because you see, my dear Geurge, would have built him a mud hut and that all together is not worth more thaus made him a peer of the realm, if he would fourteen or fifteen shillings." “ Fourteen have stopped with him and taught him to or fifteen what! Why, it's real India, en't make trowsers. He has a sister at a it? Why the fellow told me so; or I'm “ school for young ladies,” who blushes sure I'd as soon'-(here he tries to hide with a mixture of pleasure and shame at his blushes with a bluster) “I'd as soon his appearance; and whose confusion he have given him twelve douses on the completes, by slipping fourpence into her chaps as twelve guineas.”
“ Twelve hand, and saying out loud that he has “no GUINEAS,” exclaims the sister; and then more copper" about him. His mother drawling forth “ Why-my- DEARand elder sisters at home doat on all he George,” is proceeding to show him what says and does, telling him however that the articles would have cost him at Conhe is a great sea-fellow, and was always dell's, when he interrupts her by requestwild ever since he was a hop-o'-my-thumb ing her to go and choose for herself a teano higher than the window-locker. He table service. He then makes his escape tells his mother she would be a duchess to some messmates at a coffee-house, and in Paranaboo; at which the good old drowns his recollection of the shawls in portly dame laughs and looks proud. the best wine, and a discussion on the When his sisters complain of his romping, comparative merits of the English and he says that they are only sorry it is not West Indian beauties and tables. At the the baker. He frightens them with a theatre afterwards, where he has never mask made after the New Zealand fashion, been before, he takes a lady at the back and is forgiven for his learning. Their of one of the boxes for a woman of quamantle-piece is filled by him with shells lity: and when after returning his long and shark's teeth ; and when he goes to sea respectful gaze with a smile, she turns again, there is no end of tears, and God- aside and puts her handkerchief to her bless you,
and home-made gingerbread. mouth, he thinks it is in derision, till His officer on shore does much of all his friend undeceives him. He is introthis, only, generally speaking, in a higher duced to the lady; and ever afterwards, taste. The moment he lands he buys at first sight of a woman of quality (withquantities of jewellery and other valu- out any disparagement either to those ables, for all the females of his acquaint- charming personages), expects her to give ance; and is taken in for every article. him a smile. He thinks the other ladies He sends in a cart load of fresh meat to much better creatures than they are taken the ship, though he is going to town next for; and for their parts, they tell him, that day; and calling in at a chandler's for if all men were like himself, they would some candles, is persuaded to buy a trust the sex again :—which, for aught we dozen of green wax, with which he lights know, is the truth. He has, indeed, what up the ship at evening; regretting that he thinks a very liberal opinion of ladies the fine moonlight hinders the effect of in general; judging them all, in a manner, the colour. A man, with a bundle be- with the eye of a seaman's experience. neath his arm, accosts him in an under- Yet he will believe nevertheless in the tone; and, with a look in which respect “ true-love" of any given damsel whom for his knowledge is mixed with an he seeks in the way of marriage, let him avowed zeal for his own interest, asks if roam as much, or remain as long at a his honour will just step under the gang distance as he pleases. It is not that he way here, and inspect some real India wants feeling; but that he has read of it, shawls. The gallant lieutenant says to time out of mind, in songs; and he himself, “this fellow knows what's what looks upon constancy as a sort of exploit, by his face;" and so he proves it by being answering to those which he performs at taken in on the spot. When he brings He is nice in his watches and linen. the shawls home, he says 10 his sister He makes you presents of cornelians, an. with an air of triamph, “ there Poll, tique seals, cocoa-nuts set in silver, and there's something for you; only cost me other valuables. When he shakes hands iwelve, and is worth twenty, if it's worth with you, it is like being caught in a a dollar.” She turns pale—“ Twenty windlass. He would not swagger about what, my dear George? Why, you the streets in his uniform, for ihe world. haven't given twelve dollars for it, i He is generally modest in company, nope ?” “Not I, by the Lord.”—“That's though liable to be irritated by what he
thinks ungentlemanly behavlour. He is hatchet, or a present of feathers from an also liable to be rendered irritable by Otaheitean beauty. If not elevated by sickuess; partly because he has been his acquirements above some of his humased to command others, and to be served bler tastes, he delights in a corner-cupwith all possible deference and alacrity; board holding his cocoa-nuts and punchand partly, because the idea of suffering bowl; has his summer-house castellated pain, without any honour or profit to get and planted with wooden cannon; and by it, is unprofessional, and he is not sets up the figure of his old ship, the Briaccustomed to it. He treats talents un- tannia or the Lovely Nancy, for a statue like his own with great respect. He often in the garden; where it stares eternally perceives his own so little felt that it with red cheeks and round black eyes, as teaches him this feeling for that of others. if in astonishment at its situation, Besides, he admires the quantity of information which people can get, without
NATURALISTS' CALENDAR. travelling like himself; especially when Mean Temperature ... 36. 20. he sees how interesting his own becomes, to them as well as to every body else. When he tells a story, particularly if full
January 15. of wonders, be takes care to maintain his character for truth and simplicity, by qua
Changes of Climate. lifying it with all possible reservations,
An opinion has been long entertained, concessions, and anticipations of objec- that there are vicissitudes in the climate and tion; such as “ in case, at such times as, temperature of the air unknown to former so to speak, as it were, at least, at any times, and that such variations exist in rate.” He seldom uses sea-terms but America as well as in Europe. It is said when jocosely provoked by something that the transatlantic changes have been contrary to his habits of life; as for in- more frequent, and the heat of the sun stance, if he is always meeting you on not so early or so strongly experienced horseback, he asks if you never mean to as formerly. In America, these alterawalk the deck again; or if he finds you thins are attributed to a more obvious studying day after day, he says you are
cause than uncertain hypothesis, and at always overhauling your log-book. He not many degrees distance. For instance, makes more new acquaintances, and for- the ice in the great river St. Lawrence, at gets his old ones less, than any other man Quebec, did not break up till the first in the busy world; for he is so compelled week in May, 1817, when it floated down to make his home every where, remem- the stream in huge masses, and in vast bers his native one as such a place of quantities; these, with other masses from enjoyment, has all his friendly recollec- the coast of Labrador, &c. spread a tions so fixed upon his mind at sea, and general coldness many degrees to the has so much to tell and to hear when he southward. But a few weeks before the returns, that change and separation lose snow fell in some parts of New England, with him the most heartless part of their and New York, to a considerable depth, nature. He also sees such a variety of and there were severe frosts. The vessels customs and manners, that he becomes from England and Ireland, which arrived charitable in his opinions altogether; and at Quebec, all concurred in their accounts charity, while it diffuses the afections, of the dangers which they encountered, cannot let the old ones go. Half the se- and the cold which they suffered. In cret of human intercourse is to make al- fine, it would appear that the ice in those lowance for each other.
regions had accumulated to so alarming a When the officer is superannuated or degree, as to threaten a material change retires, he becomes, if intelligent and in- in all the adjacent countries, and to verify quiring, one of the most agreeable old the theory of some who imagined that the men in the world, equally welcome to the extreme cold of the north was gradually silent for his card-playing, and to the making encroachments upon the extreme conversational for his recollections. He heat of the south. They have remarked, is fond of astronomy and books of voy- in confirmation of their opinions, that the ages; and is immortal with all who know accounts of travellers and navigators him, for having been round the world, or furnish strong reasons for supposing tha seen the Transit of Venus, or had one of the islands of ice in the higher riorthern his fingers carried off by a New Zealand latitudes, as well as the glaciers on the