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ing. A dead man was found upon the which he contemplated the sky, that. beach, and they suspect, from the he hoped the threatening aspect of the wounds on liis body, that he hasn't weather would prevent the governgot fair play. They are making a ment boat from putting out to sea. great noise about it, and govern- He kept his glass constantly in his ment means to send out a boat, with hand, and surveyed the ocean through an officer on board, who is to visit it in all directions. all the shipping round this, that he At length he suddenly dashed the may ascertain if any of them has lost, instrumentaway,andexclaimed, “God; a man lately. 'Tis a dark business; help us! they are comiug now!" Ma but they'll get to the bottom of it, Í rietta, on hearing this, ran wildly to warrant ye.Why you look as pale as wards him, and put her hands in his, if you knew more about this matter but he pushed her to one side, and bethan
you choose to tell.”—“No, no, gan to paee the deck, apparently in no," returned Angerstoff; “ I never deep thought. After a little time, he hear of a murder, but I think of a started, and cried, “I have it now!-, friend of mine who—but I won't de- It's the only plan-I'll manage the tain you, for the sea is getting up, business—yes, yes, I'll cut the cables, We'll have a blowy night, I'm afraid.” and off we'll go that's settled !"-“So you don't want any fish to. He then seized an axe, and first diday?” cried the stranger. “ Then I'll vided the hawser at the bows, and afbe off-Good morning, good morning. terwards the one attached to the stern. I suppose you'll have the government The vessel immediately began to boat alongside by and bye.” I now drift away, and having no sails or helm heard the sound of oars, and supposed, to steady her, rolled with such viofrom the conversation having ceased, lence, that I was dashed from side to that the fishermen had departed. An- side several times. She often swung gerstoff came down to the cabin soon over so much, that I thought she would after, and released me without speak- not regain the upright position, and ing a word.
Angerstoff all the while unconsciousMarietta then approached him, and, ly strengthened thiş belief, by extaking hold of his arm, said, “ Do claiming, “She will capsize! shift the you believe what that man has told ballast, or we must go to the bottom !". you?”—“Yes, by the eternal hell!” In the midst of this, I kept my station cried he vehemently; “I suspect I upon deck, ixently watching the boat, will find the truth of it soon enough." which was still several iniles distant. -"My God !” exclaimed she, “what I waited in fearful expectation, thinkis to become of us?-How dreadful! ing that every new wave against which We are chained here, and cannot we were impelled would burst upon escape.” Escape what?" interrupt- our vessel, and overwhelm us, while ed Angerstoff; girl, you have lost
our pursuers were too far off to afford your senses. Why should we fear the any assistance. The idea of perishing officers of justice? Keep a guard over when on the point of being saved, was your tongue.”—“Oh," returned Ma- inexcressibly agonizing. rietta, “ I talk without thinking, or As the day advanced, the hopes I had understanding my own words; but entertained of the boat making up with come upon deck, and let me speak us gradually diminished. The wind with you there.” They now went up, blew violently, and we drifted along at the gangway stairs together, and con- a rapid rate, and the weather grew so tinued in deep conversation for some hazy that our pursuers soon became time.
quite undistinguishable. Marietta and Angerstoff gradually became more Angerstoff appeared to be stupified agitated as the day advanced. He with terror. They stood motionless, watched
upon deck almost without in- holding firmly by the bulwarks of the termission, and seemed irresolute what vessel;
and though the waves frequente to do, sometimes sitting down com- ly broke over the deck, and rushed posedly, and at other times hurrying down the gangway, they did not offer backwards and forwards, with clench to shut the companion door, which ed hands and bloodless cheeks. The would have remained open, had not i wind blew pretty fresh from the shore, closed it. The tempest, gloom, and and there was a heavy swell; and I danger, that thickened around us, neisupposed, from the anxious looks with ther elicited from them any expresies
“ No, no,"
sions of mutual regard, nor seemed to cen before I reached the top of the produce the slightest sympathetic emo- cliffs.
cliffs. I knew not which way to turn tion in their bosoms. They gazed my steps, and remained irresolute, till sternly at each other and at me, and the barking of a dog faintly struck my every time the vessel rolled, clung with I joyfully followed the sound, convulsive eagerness to whatever lay and, after an hour of perilous exertion, within their reach.
discovered a light at some distance, About sunset our attention was at- which I soon found to proceed from tracted by a dreadful roaring, which the window of a small hut. 1
evidently did not proceed from the After I had knocked repeatedly, the waves around us ; but the atmosphere door was opened by an old man, with being very hazy, we were unable to as- a lamp in his hand. He started back certain the cause of it, for a long time. on seeing me, for my dress was wet At length we distinguished a range of and disordered, my face and hands had high cliffs, against which the sea beat been wounded while scrambling among with terrible fury: Whenever the the rocks, and fatigue and terror had surge
broke upon them, large jets of given me a wan and agitated look. I foam started up to a great height, and entered the house, the inmates of which flashed angrily over their black and were a woman and a boy, and having rugged surfaces, while the wind moan- seated myself near the fire, related to ed and whistled with fearful caprice my host all that had occurred on board among the projecting points of rock. the floating beacon, and then requestA dense mist covered the upper part ed him to accompany me down to the of the cliffs, and prevented us from beach, that we might search for Anseeing if there were any houses upon gerstoft and Marietta. their summits, though this point ap- cried he, “ that is impossible. Hear peared of little importance, for we how the storm rages ! Worlds would drifted towards the shore so fast that not induce me to have any communiimmediate death seemed inevitable. cation with murderers. It would be
We soon felt our vessel bound twice impious to attempt it on such a night against the sand, and, in a little time as this. The Almighty is surely pu. after, a heavy sea carried her up the nishing them now! Come here, and beach, where she remained imbedded look out."
and hard a-ground. During the ebb I followed him to the door, but the bile of the waves there was not more than moment he opened it, the wind extin3 two feet of water round her bows. I guished the lamp. Total darkness
immediately perceived this, and watch- prevailed without, and a chaos of rushing a favourable opportunity, swung ing, bursting, and moaning sounds
myself down to the beach, by means swelled upon the ear with irregular site of part of the cable that projected loudness. The blast swept round the
through the hawse-hole. I began to hut in violent edryings, and we felt run towards the cliffs, the moment my the chilly spray of the sea driving upfeet touched the ground, and Anger- on our faces at intervals. I shudderstoff attempted to follow me, that 'he ed, and the old man closed the door, might prevent my escape ; but, while and then resumed his seat near the in the act.of descending from the ves- fire. sel, the sea flowed in with such vio- My entertainer made a bed for me lence, that he was obliged to spring on upon the floor, but the noise of the board again to save himself from be- tempest, and the anxiety I felt about ing overwhelmed by its waters. the fate of Angerstoff and Marietta,
I hurried on and began to climb up kept me awake the greater part of the the rocks, which were very steep and night. Soon after dawn my host acslippery; but I soon grew breathless companied me down to the beach. We from fatigue, and found it necessary to found the wreck of the floating beistop. It was now almost dark, and con, but were unable to discover any when I looked around, I neither saw traces of the guilty pair whom I had any thing distinctly, nor could form left on board of it. the least idea how far I had still to as
LETTER FROM ALEXANDER SIDNEY TROTT, ESQ.
Northumberland Court, Strand, London. In the devil's name, Christopher, blank to us, not even deigning to menwhat did you mean by printing that tion our stage-lights, our debutants, rig-marole of mine? You've nearly and all the glorious company of lions. ruined me, man. The prosers at the We had resolved on vengeance, but the Academies
have regularly expelled me, debate was, whether we should take and the Eccentrics themselves look it in the shape of silent contempt, the suspicious, but have gone no farther feasibility of which was much doubts as yet than the threat of a huge dose ed, or whether we should coalesce with of salt and water. Nevertheless, I'll the Cockneys, and literally write you
there's no resisting the paren- down, when lo! my epistle appearthesis of “ (we hope to hear frequente ed, and a worthy Templar of great ly),” especially when accompanied with weight, got up in full synod, and dethe hams and other appendages you clared his resolution of“ sticking by were so good as to send. Your ham Blackwood, since there were some is a true inspirer, a solid sort of Cas. hopes of sharing its pages with the talian, a whet for the muse as well as Hirish mauraders"- -sic te servavit the appetite: I always stow in some Apollar. ballast of the kind previous to setting I recommend you, my good Kit, to sail into a new sheet. Some folks are be cautious in your connection with all for a vegetable diet, especially em- those said Hirish. We are here very bryo poets, and minor novelists, who angry with them for having the ima swear, one and all, that Byron lived on pudence to entice our King from us, cauliflowers while he was writing the and then shake his hands off almost Corsair. This I'm inclined to doubt, when he landed. For myself, I don't although there is much of the senti- join in these prejudices. I am greatmentality of cabbage about his Lord, ly amused with the happiness of the ship; and many of his lines smell Dublinians; they shew great spirit, strongly of sour crout. But every one and are resolved not to be out-done in to his liking,
any thing. You must know they pride
themselves upon having the longest “ Suum cuique proprium dat natura mu.
names in the world, and Ego nunquam potui scribere jejunus.”. are so jealous of Prince Esterhazy's
quantum of syllables, that they've Being duly inspired in my favourite docked him down to plain Mister way, I shall commence, mon cher Hazy. Christophe, * by lauding your shrewd- I shudder to think of the consumpness in snapping at me for a corres- tion of whisky-punch that will or has pondent. For we Metropolitans, es- inevitably taken place in that spungy, pecially my noble fraternity of the stomached city. But I shudder still Templars, were growing very indig- more to think of the hornet's nest of nant at having no place in your con- bulls, jokes, and puns, with which we sideration. And with reason were we shall be inundated. All parties have jealous, to see you cram-full of the made up their quarrels, thāt they may localities of Blarney, while ours, the beatleisure to manufacturegood things. first city in the world, was either pass- Mr Ogreman and Sir Edward Stanley, ed over in total silence, or, what was have been buttoning each other's more insulting, confounded with a set breeches, and tying each other's stockof Cockney drivellers, who really have ings with sky-blue garters in token of not the courage to live within our amity,--though I can't see for the life smoke. I assure you, we were pro- o' me, what sky-blue ribbons have to ceeding to form very invidious compa- do with amity. We intend laughing risons between Isaac Bickerstaff and a whole year on the strength of this you ;-we called to mind the classical visit; but all in good part, for our fun of Will Honeycomb and the Tem- neighbours are the best-humoured plar ; and we looked at thy pages, honest blundering set of fellows in the
* Pray, were you god-father to the unfortunate King of Hayti ?
world. But your inhabitants of small Did you ever hear such an Irislisin, islands are so apt to be taken at a non- except “ Arrah, Paddy, my jewel, how plus.
is every bit o’you?” What arrant maleW, Linda
His Grace of Gloucester visited the volence, or utter stupidity there must lingen good people of Guernsey one day, and have been in the Cockney critic's quo
put them in such a fuss, that they have, ting this as the sample of a young
time; his Grace met them in a muck, pathize with the Whigs, and congracomplare running like devils to line the quay tulate them on the appearance of sudo and street. He was good enough to “The Glorious Revolution, an Histo
compliment them on their rosy looks, rical Tragedy, by the Baron, alias,
and rosy they had reason to be, being the Reverend Francis Lee; Warren, Por nearly broken-winded from haste. The London.” I had some thoughts of
honours of reception being over, the inditing a learned review thereon; but,
next business. was the ball; “Who alas ! am not well enough acquainted ng put is he to dance with ?" was a serious with political economy,
for a poetical subject of consideration. However, critic. Since the appearance of the arthey left that to time, and waited on ticle on Chandos Leigh, in the Edin
his Highness's Equerry, Colonel Hig- burgh, which talks so much of the hipide gins, to demand the proper dress for raw material,” and “ manufactured
gentlemen, consonant to etiquette. The stuff” of poesy, I've given up the trade michi Colonel replied, plain dress would be of criticising young poets, till I can beSie sufficient, but at any rate to wear come a little more familiar with the prietary small-clothes, shoes, and buckles. Now. terms of Adam Smith. Nevertheless,
the bite was, the deuce a buckle was we must have some talk with this
to be had in the whole island ;--this learned Theban.* The play opens in other was indeed distress. To conclude, they the House of Commons, and “Mr
drew up a petition to his Serene High- Coke (Whig M. P. for Derby)” gets
ruin ; Duke graciously complied with the Laws are dispensed with. All the whole
feelings of the good people of Guern29 sey,, For all their wanting shoe- Of true allegiance to qualify for office ;
buckles, they are a very pleasant so- And needful acts of Britain's constitution cial set, and great readers of Black. Just at caprice; new systems have dewood,--Sir James Sumries himself be
strey'd ing your professed patron.
Baron Middleton a Tory member, Secre
t’ry of State." But to return to the Royal visit to Ireland, the number of congratulatory Do you understand this? But thus it odes are inconceivable. My friend is set down, and punctuated. My Banim (erst Bannon) has had one in business, however, is not with the leash here this some time, ready to let sublimities of the tragedy, but the slip at his Majesty the moment he notes, of which anon. At present take touched land. Have you seen this part of the prologue as a sample: Ex gentleman's “ Damon and Pythias,” pede Herculem. which the Cockneys have so befouled ?
66 Mid Turks our constitution's seen : Mr Hazlitt pretends to praise it, and
Things of 16 quotes, with extravagant commenda
And 38; detail'd 18
Hundred 19. tion, two of the very worst lines in it,
Cull’d from Fox, Rapin,Smollett, Hume, “ The blessings, and the bounties of the King James, it seems; gods
And his Lord Keeper, Guildford's loom, Be with you, over you, and all about you." Not his own dreams,
* The same author has translated the Theban Pindar,
With Aristotle's Unities,
Northern Review. In page 61 he reAction, time, place;
lates, Nearly :-your unanimities
“ 22d of January, Mr Jeffrey, lookGive us most grace.
ing out of a window, at a Wapping He writes—His story's very true, porter-house, in a seaman's cap, for a And only claim'd
collier, by which he might escape, was That you would kindly hear it through, Before its damn'd.
discovered by a clerk of Chancery, and Gallery !--Pitt !-Box! To this agree.
taken before the Lord Mayor, (Mr The man to please :
Thorpe,) who committed him to the I'll tell the man,-(You will I see !) Tower, where he since died.” This man in Greece."
i Can this be true? I had some susI believe you've heard enough of picions of the kind before, from seeing
the decay of that once dashing work. “ this man in grease.” There is a But really that such a big man should note, however, which bears strongly depart, and be talked of no more than on the point at issue between Mr Hogg Buonaparte, is wonderful
. · Pray let and the Edinburgh Reviewer, who prides himself so much on a know- ly dead; or is Mr Lee's report but a
me know in your next, is he absolutefedge of etiquette. It is as follows, fabrication ? That noble and reverend from page 53 of the Tragedy: “ The monument dedicated to the abuse Lord Eldon, and talks most lu
author proceeds in the same note to three last postremis) of the Royal minously of “ Angelica Catalani," Stuart Family, which Çanova Mar
“ Golden Fleece,' - and " Pluto's quis d'Ischia shewed the author, while Cheek.” But I am mystified with that great sculptor was executing it in his studio at Rome, to be placed in St talking of him, and shall lay down the Peter's Cathedral, at the expence of pen till after dinner.
Till toddy-time, the Prince Regent, now his Britannic
Adieu. Majesty King George the Fourth ; bears the following inscription; If the bell rings true, Christopher, 16 Jacobo III.
it behoves you to bestir yourself.Jacobo II. Magnæ Brit. Regis filio.
They're reprinting the New Monthly Karolo-Edwardo,
in Kamtschatka ; and the two Londons Et Henrico, Decano Patrum Cardinalium have united their forces, and, as ColJacobo III. filiis.
man says, become Regiæ Stirpis Stuardiæ Postremis Anno MDCCCXIX."
“ Two single Gentlemen roll'd into one." Now, if Jacobo tertio be the etiquette Mr Joyce Gold has sold the propriefor George the Fourth, to express on torship of his Magazine, and contria public monument, what has the Re- butes to prop its falling namesake.viewer to say for his cavils on Mr And let me tell you, Mr Gold's conHogg? Besides, did not Louis the tributors are not to be sneezed at.Fourteenth recognize and allow the Deacon is a cleverish fellow; and, to title of King of France and England prove it to you, I'll give you a song of to Charles and James, his pensioners his from Gold's London, No. XV. put and prisoners ?
into the mouth of one of his present But this is not the only passage in coadjutors. which Baron Lee glances at the great
“Oh! I'm the gallant lecturer, as all of you do know,
my flocci, nauci, nihili, pili, &c.
My head, like petty bankers, (I speak it not in fun;)
With my flocci, nauci, &c.