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had been instigated by Keane himself. For even tenor of life, beyond a doubt, was Eis Miss Davenant, of Lanercost, had long since who for adventure and enterprise had beduly executed her last will and testament: come an exile. Ned's letters were uniform, and Keane's hint to his friend, that his sis- and to any but a mother almost monotonous. ter-in-law, a charming girl, as I need not In all those months one only incident, by no tell you, my good fellow,” was down in it means an exciting one, had marked them. for so many thousands, was not thrown away He had repaid, by draft upon his regimental upon the speculative young stock-broker. agent, the five hundred pounds his father Who knows but what Keane Burkitt thought had sent him after his gambling freak at he was making honorable reparation ? Un- Chatterham. But a change was nigh at less, indeed, he simply wished to have it hand, and a life-stage opening out before under her own hand in the parish register, him, so long and so full of varied event that that her score against him was even in court even a more formal life-story than this might of conscience cancelled. Men have the be compelled to furnish only such indicaqueerest notions of a satisfactory schedule tions of its character as fragments of the for exhibition to that inward court. The man's own correspondence may reveal. If satisfaction, such as it might have been, was even these be tedious, skip but one chapter, denied. Amidst these vicissitudes, the most impatient reader, they shall fill no more.
GERMANY.—The National Union of Germany, German armies. The Teutonic race once allied of which the Duke of Saxe-Coburg is virtually for defence, could, it is urged, check both the the head, has terminated its sitting at Dantzig, Latin and the Slavonic races. It is the hope and
dread of the success of the National party, which and has passed resolutions which express briefly
now animate all Germany, and make the tendenbut energetically the new policy which the Na- cies of the king of Prussia so exceedingly importionalists desire to introduce in Germany. tant. The king, it is confidently affirmed, is about
The Assembly declares that the Union of Ger- to visit the camp at Châlons.—Spectator, 3 Aug. many is the object towards which the people of Germany are tending; that to obtain this object it is necessary that the direction of the military MR. W. ODLING, M. D., of Guy's Hospital, and diplomatic affairs of Germany should be supplies the following recipe for rendering confided to Prussia, and that a national German muslin dresses incombustible : “Muslins, etc., Parliament should be convoked. The most le- steeped in a seven per cent. solution of sulphate gitimate means of arriving at this end would of ammonia, or a twenty per cent. solution of to choose as deputies, from the isolated states of tungstate of soda, and then dried, may be held Germany, men whose political convictions and in the flame of a candle or gas-lamp without takwhose character should be guarantees that they ing fire. That portion of the stuff in contact eagerly recognized the urgency of this German with the light becomes charred and destroyed, movement, and would energetically promote its but it does not inflame,and consequently the burnaccomplishment.
ing state does not spread to the rest of the mateSecondly, considering that Prussia will not be rial.” in a condition to fulfil the duties incumbent on her on the unification of Germany, unless she shall be herself transformed into a constitutional The only countries between which and the state, offering all necessary guarantees for lib- United Kingdom treaties are now in force for erty; considering, further, that this is rendered the mutual surrender of criminals fugitive from impossible by the actual composition of the Up- justice are France and the United States of per House, the members of the Nationalverein, America. In all other countries the assistance assembled at Dantzig, declare that a radical of the authorities can only be asked for as a transformation of the Upper House is the prin- matter of courtesy between two friendly states. cipal object which the Prussian Government, the Prussian Chamber of Deputies, and the Prussian people, ought to pursue by all constitutional At a sale which took place last week at News
stead Abbey, formerly the property of Lord It is believed to be one of the ideas of this Byron, the first printed copy of his early poems, party to consider England a Germanic power, with autograph, after a vigorous competition, and her facet as the fitting complement of the l only realized £6.
CHILDREN FOR SALE.
changes coals against tuition, and it does “A SMALL DAY SCHOOL FOR SALE.— not do to be too particular. The next I Several exchange pupils and other advan- would scorn to conceal any thing from you, tages. Very suitable for a lady without m'm, and I am not sure that he is safe pay, occupation, a widow, etc. Apply to Mrs. his mother goes out teaching singing, and A. B., etc.”—Advertisement.
owes me a half-quarter, but he is a smartAnd why not? Every thing is sold now- looking child, and good to call up when a a-days. A parliamentary majority—a guar- parent comes with a new pupil. The next antee for honesty—a charge of souls—a is going away, and a good thing, for he is lady's complexion—the victory in a horse- a dreadfully troublesome and vulgar brat, race—a testimonial to one's virtues—a ped- and his parents stipulated that he was never igree from Agincourt—a diploma from a to be punished; but I shall do what is right university—a presentation at court-a com- by you, and give him a prize, because he plete set of Punch—every thing that is, or has two brothers whom I think may be had. that the world thinks valuable, may be had The next is a valuable boy, he is half an by money, judiciously applied, and why not idiot, and is only sent to be out of the way a school ?
-we never teach him any thing, and, as Without a word of protest, and indeed in
you see, he is sucking hardbake in class-the highest good humor, Mr. Punch would it is a good example to the others, and accompany the intending buyer to see what teaches them self-denial-you may have him the intending seller of the scholastic article for the next ten years, if you like. The exhibited, in the early stage of the negotia- next is a nice little fellow, his father is an tion.
undertaker, and one of the pleasantest men Sharp-visaged old maid, with a little in the neighborhood. I trust you may never money in the three per cents, and having know what it is to have a loss, m'm, but if nothing to do, and desiring better interest you should, little Earthworm's father will do than the government's, has read the adver- you justice, his schooling is finishing off a tisement, and does not see why, if she can bill for the burying my poor great aunt; but made a good bargain, the thing should not that you will have nothing to do with. The suit her. So calls on advertiser, who was next is a nephew of my own; and if we agree, almost as sharp-visaged as herself, but has m’m, I dare say we can make his continuance been a little softened by an offer of marriage mutually agreeable, as he will require educafrom the grocer, who wishes her to retire tion, and you will be in need of groceries. from educational life--so she sells the chil. The next I would advise you to be attentive dren.
to, though he is not a nice child to look at “Come in, if you please, m'm, and you his name is Snuffton, and his friends keep can see the children at their lessons. Sit the Silver Dragon, and have a good deal to
say like, for I am above all underhandedness, that little Lorner had a fight the other day, and would only do the thing that is just and Snuffton's mother was much pleased at and right. That young person? That is my sending home Lorner with a note desirmy niece. She does the teaching, and be- ing his step-father to cane him. Well, m'm, ing an orphan I allow her that privilege of now if you will walk into the parlor, I shall improving herself, likewise her meals, and be happy to show you my account-book, for I superintend and correct, and I should rec- I desire nothing but what is fair and above ommend you the same course, m'm. Boy board. Teach myself? Well, no, m’m. at the top of the class ? Quite right, m’m, The fact is I am not much fit for teaching, and he is as stupid as he looks, but his father but a few friends thought I could better is the tax-collector-you understand—we myself by opening a school, and Maria there have to attend to these little matters. Next does the work, and so under Providence I boy ? Little Lorner, yesmif you want an
have prospered, m’m. This way, mồm, if example at any time for punishment, he is you please."
And once more, why not? Anyhody can safe enough—his step-father sends him here teach, but that's not the question. In a free -and you can use him for errands. Next? country, anybody has a right to sell what Well, he is rather dirty, but his father ex- anybody has money to buy.--Punch.
PUNCH'S “MOTHER'S CATECHISM." |ket of nectarines on the day he died, probaDesigned for the instruction of the rising genera- bly from a fall out of the window. tion, and corrected up to the latest authorities. Q. Is the celebrated scene of John signing
the Great Charta fictitious ? Q. My child, come here, and listen to me. A. I come, dear mamma, but I do not rec
A. Entirely. The copies were sent to his ognize the propriety of you calling me your tures while being shaved by his valet. Marks
hotel in a tin box, and he affixed the signachild. I belong to the state, to which you of lather are still found on two of them. are responsible for my education. Q. I admit that, my dear, and therefore I
Q. Was the youth of Henry the Fifth as propose to question you upon some of the gay as has been described ? branches of knowledge. What is history.?
A. On the contrary; he was remarkably A. A mass of dubious traditions colored by the hospitals to relieve the sick have been
holy and austere, and his nightly visits to individual prejudices. Q. What, then, is the use of studying it ?
perverted into the revellings described in
the volume assigned to Shakspeare. A. That we may be able to contradict, by the aid of one writer, any statement sought to
Q. You say " assigned "-why?
A. Because the whole of the plays and be forced upon us by another.
Q. Give me some instances of this contra- poems so long believed to have been Shakdictory process.
speare's were written by Lord Southampton
with the aid of Sir Christopher Hatton, and A. With pleasure, dearest mamma. Q. Have you, then, more than one mamma ? they used as a nom de plume the name of an
obscure actor. “ Dearest ” implies comparison. A. I admit the inaccuracy, for which af
Q. Did Queen Elizabeth order the execufection must be my apology.
tion of the Queen of Scots ?
A. Mary was never executed at all—ElizQ. A sullicing one. We will now proceed abeth's love for her cousin forbade it—a show with our lesson. Why was William the Socond called Rufus ?
was made to deceive the public and discourA. Not, as ignorantly believed, from the age the disaffected—and Mary, under the
name of Isabel Fontanges lived for many color of his hair, which is known to have been
years afterwards, and died at Rouen. black, nor because in his reign a roof was put Q. Had James the First an antipathy to on Westminister llall.
the sight of a sword ? Q. Ilow was he killed ?
A. No, it is a slander. He was a good A. Not by Walter Tyrell, who was never
swordsman, and wounded the Chevalier Bi. near the part of the forest where the king George in a duel, in which the king as incog.
Q. What was the meaning of Charles the fell.
First's celebrated “Remember?" Q. Ilas not the story of Richard tearing A. He used no such word. He said out the lion's heart long been exploded ? “ December," thereby predicting the month
A. Yes, but improperly. Popular tradi- in which Cromwell, like himself, should aption was partially accurate, but the animal pear at the place of execution. was a tiger, which had escaped from a travel
Q. Good child. Will you like to go and ling collection, and hail devoured a favorite
and play? white deer belonging to Queen Berengaria.
A. I thank you, dear mamma, for the esQ. Did John murder his nephew Arthur ? with your sanction, perfer to devote an hour
pression of your approbation, but I would, A. No, they were most affectionately at- to the study of Mr. Buckle on the History tached, and the king had sent Arthur a bas- of Civilization.
The new Sultan has just appointed two Chris- | The French public are now quite enthusiastic tians to posts of high bonor. One replaces the lover a new Yankee idea-the noiseless sewing Christian governor of the Lebanon as Director | machine-which has been introduced to them of the Imperial Telegraphs. The other is appointed to one of the highest posts in the foreign by an enterprising American house just estabbureau.
lished in the Faubourg Montmartre.
From Fraser's Magazine. Gentle, noble German blood,
Far above all haughty mood;
On this mount his Court he held, “ Hic TRANSIBAT CESAR."
Like the glorious chiefs of eld; On the hill of Hohenstauffen, near Stuttgart, But, whene'er the path he trod underneath the deserted site of the castle, which To this humble house of God, was the cradle of the Suabian dynasty, stands
All on foot, he laid aside
Steed and state, and pomp and pride ; the small parish church of the village. In the north side of the church is a low Norman arch,
Through this lowly archéd way
Cæsar passed to praise and pray." now walled up, and on the plaster is painted a rude figure of the Emperor Frederick Barba
THE GATE OF JUSTICE. rossa, holding his sceptre in one hand and his sword in the other; his golden hair and red beard
“ This is the way the Cæsar passed ;"
Before his tent on giant mast, flowing from beneath his helmet. A faded, and
In bristling camp or peaceful field, in parts almost illegible inscription, is seen round
Hung aloft his glitt’ring shield; the picture as follows:
Terror to all lawless might, Der grossmuthig Kaiser wohl bekannt
Shelter of all friendless right. Friedrich Barbarossa genannt:
“ Ho! whoe'er has suffered wrong Das demuth edel Deutsches blut
From the haughty and the strong,
Hither come and seek your own,
As before the eternal throne;
Cæsar is your staff and stay,
At your call he comes this way.”
“ This is the way the Cæsar passed," REGIERT VON A.D. 1152—1190.
With burst of drum and trumpet-blast;
With clash of arms and joyous song Terror Malorum, Amor Bonorum.*
The mighty conqueror passed along, HIC TRANSIBAT CÆSAR.
Glowing with victorious toil, The following lines were suggested to the
Laden with Lombardic spoil, writer by the sight of this church, after having
Onwards up the exulting Rhine
To Cologne's expectant shrine ; at remote intervals visited the scene of Freder
All the grateful German race ick's triumphal return to Cologne from his Ital- Sees itself in Frederick's face, ian campaign, his grave amongst the ruins of Claims with pride the glorious day Tyre, where his body was brought from the Caly- When the Cæsar passed that way. cadnus, and the cliffs of the Untersberg, near Salzburg, where, according to the legend, he is
THE GATE OF DEATH. sleeping until he returns to complete the regen- This is the way the Cæsar passed :” eration of Germany :
A sad procession, dark and vast, “ This is the way the Cæsar came,”
Moved along the Syrian shore,
And their lifeless emperor bore
To the proud cathedral pile
That stood on Tyre's historic isle; Lingers his memorial stiil; So the time-worn letters say
There, where now the ocean-wave
Binds its weeds around his grave,
In that far land great Frederick lay
And so the Cæsar passed away. Faded hues his form recall.
THE GATE OF GLORY.
THE GATE OF HUMILITY.
THE GATE OF HOPE.
“ This is the way that Frederick came,
Mighty sovereign, world-wide name;
“This is the way the Cæsar passed : "
*"A terror to evil-doers, and a praise to well-
So tell the legends thick and fast,
THE ORGAN. THE LIVING DEAD. When the long toil of German thought
Let the discord be hushed ! Its destined resting-place has wrought
Let the traitors be crushed ! When Germany with all her might
Though “Legion” their name, all with vicFrom Rhine to Danube shall unite;
tory flushed ! Then, in the mountain's shaggy side, For aye must our motto stand fronting the sun; The brazen gates shall open wide,
“E Pluribus Unum"—thouhh many, we're ONE. And to that long-expected day
Rev. John PIERPONT.
Then swelled the organ; up through choir and
The music trembled with an inward thrill
The hushed air shivered with the throb it gave;
That wandered into silence far away.
And with its hoarse growl shakes the low
hung sky, The science that weighs in her balance the It grew up like a darkness everywhere spheres,
Filling the vast cathedral ; suddenly And has watched them since first the Chaldean From the dense mass a boy's treble broke began it,
Like lightning, and the full-toned choir awoke. Now and then, as she counts them and measures their years,
Through gorgeous windows shone the sun Brings into our system and names a new
Brimming the church with gold and purple
Meet atmosphere to bosom that rich chant, As they drive round the sun their invisible Where fifty voices in one strand did twist cars,
Their vari-colored tones, and lest no want Whether faster or slower their races they run, To the delighted soul, which sank abyssed Are “ E Pluribus Unum "-of many made one. In the warm music cloud, while far below
The organ heaved its surges to and fro.
JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL. Of that system of spheres, should but one fly the
track, Or with others conspire for a general disper
THE LIVING DEAD. sion, By the great central orb they would all be brought We are surrounded by the living dead, back,
Men whose whole lives seem purposeless and
They're bubbles in the air, husks mid the grain,
Mere walking flesh-piles, without heart or head.
They're dead as those on whose old graves we
tread, and Night;
Long years companioned with the flesh-fat worm.
The marvels of creation move them not;
As well preach God unto a fleshless skull.
Surrounded by the grand and beautiful,
Their life's a dream, a festering in the sun. Break one string from our harp, or extinguish Snatched from this working-earth, who'd miss one star,
them? The whole system's ablaze with its lightning None! and thunder.
- Chambers's Journal.