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From the German of Heinrich Voss.

'Twas summer, and the village spire

Had lengthen'd out its shadow; The fitful breezes gently played With dew-bespangled bud and blade, When lightsomely a beauteous maid

Came trippling o'er the meadow, With new-born rapture and surprise, I gazed on such a pair of eyes As Moslems feign in paradise !

WHAT boot your houses and your lands?
In spite of close drawn deed and fence,
Like water, 'twixt your cheated hands,
They soak into the graveyard's sands
And mock your ownership's pretence.
How shall you speak to urge your right,
Choked with that soil for which you lust ?
The bit of clay, for whose delight
You grasp, is mortgaged too : Death might
Foreclose, this very day, in dust.
Fence as you will, this plain poor man,
Whose only fields are in his wit,
Who shepes the world, as best he can,
According to God's highest plan,
Owns you and fences as is fit.

II.

Her form, her face, her mien were such

As love-sick bard imagines, When first he racks his youthful brains, And hunts for tropes to grace his strains.

Among the starry regions ! The evening glow her looks enhanced, While round her brow the zephyrs danced ; I stood like one entranced !

Though yours the rent, his incomes wax
By right of eminent domain;
From factory tall to woodman's axe,
All things on earth must pay their tax
To feed his hungry heart and brain.

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REMARKABLE TENACIty of Life.-A singular cir-plation of the sorrow which has been sapping her cumstance has arisen out of the late fire in Market | very existence. She has undertaken a work suited street. A favorite tortoiseshell cat, the property of to the gravity of her intellect, and well calculated Richard Greenhills, the porter at Messrs. Gunliffe to employ the fruits of the study and meditation to & Brooke's bank, who occupied a room in the top which she has devoted herself for the last five years. story, was supposed to have been destroyed in the It is a history of the philosophy of the middle ages; conflagration. Pussy was in this room at tea time and those who have been admitted to her intimacy on the night of the fire, and, subsequently, when it speak in the highest terms of the deep research and was nearly filled with flames, she was observed to powerful thinking displayed in its execution. It is run about the apartment, as if wild, for a moment, in occupations of this nature, diversified by the and then to make a spring in the direction of the superintendence of the education of her children, fire-place. Not a doubt was felt that she had per- that the Royal widow passes the whole of her days, ished, but neither her life nor troubles were yet at seeming not to have moved with time in his proan end. Directly underneath the apartment in gress, since the hour when the blow which bereft which she had been last seen, but on the basement her of hope and happiness fell like a thunderbolt story, and consequently the sixth from the top, was and crushed her as it to rise no more. Her favorite a part of the cellaring occupied by Mr. Wood, ale boudoir ; at the Tuileries, and from which she and porter dealer, and in this cellar was a boiler rarely stirs save to pay her evening visit to the used for heating water for the washing of bottles, Queen, is an exact counterpart of the one allotted which boiler, notwithstanding that the whole of the to her use at the country palace of Ludwigslust

, five stories above fell or were pulled down, was not where she passed ter happy childhood, and where much damaged. On Monday Mr. Wood's son en- she first received the intimation that the choice of deavored to make a fire in the furnace under the Prince Royal of France had fallen upon her. neath the boiler; but though he put a quantity of The small organ placed beneath the magnificent lighted paper in, could not get it to burn, there being portrait of the late Duke, by Ingres, is the very one no draught of air whatever. On Wednesday upon which she was playing a symphony by Sebasmorning the porter's attention was attracted again tian Bach when her brother entered with joyous 10 the obstacle in the flue, and, putting up his hand, countenance to announce the news. Sometimes at drew forth by the tail the poor cat, but so begrimed twilight the promenaders in the garden can hear with soot as totally to conceal its color, and so the sound of that organ, and the notes of that very much emaciated from want of food as to be scarcely symphony as they come through the open window able to stand. It was taken in the man's apron to like harmony from heaven. To those who know the porter at the bank in King-street, where the com- the tale it seems the sad requiem of the good and pany had removed to. He at once recognised his brave, the evening prayer for bis repose. I have old favorite, and she, on hearing his voice, was not myself seen among the fair listeners many a bright slow to give tokens of recognition on her part. On eye dimmed with tears ere the strain was concluded. some nourishing diet being given to her she soon The Duchess touches the organ with a master recovered, and, except being still very thin, appears hand, and is remarkable for the one great excellence little the worse for ihe danger and privation she of doing all things well which are worthy of being has undergone. The fire occurred on the night of well done.—Paris Correspondent of the Atlas. the 11th inst., so that a period of thirteen and a half days, or 324 hours, elapsed from the time she was STATUE OF HUSKĮS8ON.—The statue of this missed until she was discovered.-Manchester Ex- eminent statesman has at length found a restingaminer.

place. Workmen are now employed in digging the

foundation for the monument on the area of the A Royal Widow.--There has been some little north side of the custom-house, immediately oppo, amendment of late in the health of the Duchess of site South Castle-street, Liverpool. A more appro: Orleans, and the joy to which the event has given rise priate site could not, we think, have been chosen, has been some compensation to the Royal circle for being in the centre of our commercial transactions, all the tribulations and vexations from without. It and one of the greatest thoroughfares in the town. is said that she has, at length, found a new interest The statue, we believe, is a metal cast of the mar; in life to divert her mind from the morbid contem. I ble one by Gibson. The position of the figure is

menaces.

well suited for an open-air monument, having all being books originally produced in the United the lines boldly and well defined. The left hand of Kingdom, 15s. per. cwt. On prints and drawings, the statesman is resting on his right breast, which plain or colored, published within the said states, is left bare by the drapery thrown over the left single, each one halfpenny; bound or sewn, the shoulder. The right hand is placed upon the right dozen, three halfpence duty. hip. The head of the figure is left bare. The figure, which is nine feet six inches high, will ORIGIN OF THE HOUSE OF RUSSELL.—John Russtand upon a base and pedestal composed of granite sell, a plain gentleman residing near Bridport, nine feet high. Liverpool Mercury.

county of Dorset, obtained a favorable introduction

to court by a piece of good fortune. The Archduke THE COURAGE or INNOCENCE.--At the Central Philip of Austria, having encountered a violent Criminal Court, John King was tried for delivering hurricane in his passage from Flanders to Spain, to Miss Eliza Lynn a letter demanding money, with was driven into Weymouth, where he landed, and

Miss Lynn, on entering the reading- was hospitably received by Sir Thomas Trenchroom of the British Museum, on the 11th inst., ard, a gentleman of the neighborhood. Sir Thomas was presented with a letter by King, an assistant in apprised the court of the circumstance, and in the department; the letter threatened, that unless 57. the interim, while waiting for instructions what were left with King for “a poor family,” the writer course to follow, he invited his cousin, Mr. Russell, would divulge certain scandalous statements against to wait upon the Prince. Mr. Russell proved so the young lady, at the nature of which he hinted. I agreeable a companion, that the archduke desired Miss Lynn at once placed the letter in the hands of him to accompany him to Windsor. He was there the authorities of the Museum. For the defence, presented to the King, Henry VII., who, likewise, Mr. Ballantine admitted that the accusations in the was so well pleased with Mr. Russell, that he reletter were utterly false; but contended, that the tained him as one of the gentlemen of the privy authorship of the letter had not been proved against chamber. Being subsequently a companion of the him, and that the insinuations were not bad enough Prince, he so far ingratiated himself into young to constitute the degree of intimidation contemplated Tudor's favor, that he got elevated to the peerage, by the highly penal statute under which King was under the title of Baron Russell, of Cheyneys. In indicted. The jury immediately convicted the the next year, 1540, when the Church lands were prisoner. The recorder commented on the base and seized, Henry gave his favorite the abbey of Tavisunmanly nature of the offence; and highly compli- tock, with the extensive possessions belonging mented the courage shown by the young lady in thereto. In the next reign, Russell's star being still repelling the charge: the same virtuous mind in the ascendant, young Edward, not sixteen, gave which would have made her revolt from the conduct him the monastery of Woburn. In Charles the falsely imputed to her, supplied her with the cour Second's time, William, the fifth Earl, was made age of innocence; and he had no doubt that many Duke of Bedford. From The Right of the Aristowomen would be protected from similar injuries by cracy to the Soil considereda clever and outspoken the example which the case afforded. He sen pamphlet. tenced King to be transported for seven years.

A PRINCE TRAVELLING IN A CART.-A someMONUMENT TO CRABBE.—A very interesting and with the recent visit of Prince Waldemar of Prus

what singular circumstance occurred in connexion elegant memorial was placed in Aldborough Church. sia to Earl Fitzwilliam, at Wentworth-house. His last week. It is a statuary marble bust, rather Royal Highness, with his suite, among whom were larger than life , on a graceful plinth of marble, upon Count Brisla, Count Groeben, and Baron Lauir

, which is sculptured an unstrung lyre of antique arrived at the Wortley station on the Manchester

, model

, and beneath appears the following inscrip. Sheffield, and Lincolnshire railway, by the train tion :-“To the Memory of George Crabbe, the Poet which reaches there about 12 o'clock; and being anxof Nature and Truth, this Monument is erected, by ious to proceed at once to Wentworth, he endeavor. those who are desirous to record their admiration of ed to obtain post-horses to attach to the travelling his genius, in the place

of his birth. Born Decem- carriages in which they had arrived at the station. ber 24th, 1754. Died January 29th, 1832.” This The officials at the station, being unacquainted with tribute to the memory of one of the most original the distinguished rank of their passengers, after and truthful of our poets was executed by Mr.

making some inquiry, reported that post-horses Thurlow, jun., of Saxmundham.- Bury Post.

could not be obtained in the neighborhood, and that INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT.-In the Gazette of spring-cart belonging to a neighboring farmer. His

the only means of conveyance available, was a Tuesday, it is ordered, that the authors, inventors, Royal Highness and suite availed themselves of this designers, &c., of any books, prints, sculptures, vehicle,

in which they arrived safely at Wentworthdramatic works, musical compositions, and other house. The adventure did not end here. A carriage works of literature and the fine arts in which the and four, with outriders, had been despatched to meet laws of Great Britain give any privilege of copy- his Royal Highness, who was not expected to ar: right to British subjects), first published within the rive by so early a train. The two vehicles passed dominions of the states' forming the Thuringian each other on the road without any recognition Union, shall, after the 15th day of July last, have taking place, no one in his Royal Highness's suite the privilege of copyright therein, in the same man- knowing the carriage of Earl Fitzwilliam, and his ner and for the same period as is enjoyed by British lordship's servants not expecting to meet a Prince subjects, throughout Great Britain, subject to the and his suite travelling in a farmer's market-cartsame proviso as to registration. The same Gazette Sheffield Independent. also contains an order in council, dated the 10th of August, 1847, by which the duty on books originally MANUFACTURE OF WATCHES AT GENEVA.—The produced in the United Kingdom, and republished manufacture of watches, musical boxes, and jewelat any place within the dominions of the said states, lery, is that to which Geneva owes its present prosis declared to be 21. 10s. per cwt., on books published perity. Upwards of fifty workshops devoted to of republished at any place within the states, not watchmaking, and seventy to the jeweller's trade, are kept in constant employment; and it has been their removal from Trafalgar-square. We observed calculated that in good years, 75,000 ounces of several great improvements as the result of his lagold, five thousand marks of silver, and precious bors, especially in the clump of trees introduced bestones to the value of a million of francs, are used hind the head of the monk in the last picture of the in them. One hundred thousand watches are said series, and also in the general tone of color and finto be now annually manufactured in Geneva. ish in the largest picture. They form an intellectual

treat, now that they can be viewed alone and away The Rosse TelesCOPE.—The capacity of this from the distraction and glare of the academy walls. instrument is wonderful. Such is its power, that In color they are rich and powerful in the extreme, if a star of the first magnitude were removed to the subject sublime and elevating; they are noble such a distance that its light would be three mil- works, of the highest order of art, and worthy, lions of years in reaching us, this telescope would, of the mind of the greatest painter of the age and nevertheless, show it to the human eye. Is it to be country. None but a great master like Etty could wondered at, then, that with such an instrument have embraced so large a subject, or treated it with grand discoveries should be made? It has been such grandeur and success. The pictures are about pointed to the heavens; and, although in the begin to be exhibited at Liverpool, and other large towns, ning only of its career, it has already accomplished and also at Paris and on the continent, and will aftermighty things. There are nebulous spots in the wards be engraved. We are glad to find that they heavens which have baffled all the instruments have fallen into the hands of enterprising men, and hitherto constructed, but this telescope resolves that the public will have the opportunity of seetheir true character completely. Among the woning them, for they are works of art of which the age derful objects which have been subject to its scru- and country may be proud. tiny, is the nebula in the constellation Orion. I have had an opportunity to examine it. It is one HONORS OF RALEIGH.-We find in the report of of the most curious objects in the whole heavens. the Commissioners of the Fine Arts, with reIt is not round, and ii throws off furious lights. ference to the building of the new Houses of ParFrom the time of Herschel it has been subject to liament, that of the twelve panels in the royal antethe examination of the most powerful instruments; chamber, two are proposed to be devoted to Raleigh but it grew more and more mysterious and diverse -his spreading his cloak as a carpet for the Queen, in its character. When Lord Rosse's great tele- and his landing in Virginia. Between these two, a scope was directed to its examination, it for a long third panel is to intervene, the subject of which is time resisted its power. He found it required Queen Elizabeth knighting Sir Francis Drake.-patient examination-night after night, and month Globe. atter month. At Jength, a pure atmosphere gave him the resolution of its constitution; and the stars The Power Of The Press. In the year 1272, of which it is composed burst upon the sight of the wages of a laboring man were just three balf. man for the first time. -Athenæum.

pence per day; and, at the same period, the price

1 of a Bible well written out was 361. sterling. Of INCREASED CONSUMPTION OF Coffee.-It appears course, a common laborer in those days could not from the returns recently published by the Board of have procured a Bible with less than the entire Trade, that the quantity of coffee entered for con. earnings of thirteen years! Now a beautifully sumption between the 1st of January and the 5th of printed copy of the same book can be purchased August, in the present and two preceding years, with the earnings of half a day! was as follows:

lbs.

DONIZETTI, TAE COMPOSER.–This eminent man 1817.-Of British possessions,..15,711,084 who, as our readers are doubtless aware, has been Foreign,

6,892,128 for a considerable time past afflicted with mental

derangement, is at present residing, under the care 22,630,212 of his nephew, in an asylum near Paris. The

following particulars related by a friend who re1846. Of British,

• 12,769,236 cently visited him, will doubtless be read with Foreign,

7,872,488 interest :-" The other evening we went to pay

a visit to poor Donizetti. His nephew, Andrea, 20,641,724 an amiable young man, devotedly attached to

his uncle, is unremitting in his attendance on the 1845. Of British,

..12,011,742 interesting invalid. When we arrived Donizetti Foreign,

8,207,656 was in the garden, seated in a large arin-chair. He

held in his hand a bunch of flowers. His head

Lbs. 20,219,398 was inclined downward: but his countenance was It is a remarkable proof of the benefits of moderate inanimate. He seemed, as it were, to be dreaming duties that the consumption of coffee should have awake. In the garden, a little parterre of verdure increased so considerably under the most unfavor- and flowers is reserved for his use; and on one side able circumstances, as to the means of the people, there is a little marquee, into which he occasionally and that more than the whole of the increase should retires to shelter himself against the chilling breeze, have been in coffee of colonial growth.—Liverpool or the scorching rays of the sun. When we spoke Times.

to him, he gazed on us with an expression of inte

rest. It would appear that the sight of his friends MR. Etty's PictURES OF Joan or Arc.—These created in his mind a feeling of sadness, for I obimportant historical pictures, which formed the great served a tear glittering in bis eye. M. Ricordi attraction at the last exhibition of the Royal Acade- spoke to him of Ilaly; of his native city, Milan. my, and were purchased by Messrs. Colls and Wass, Donizetti here closed his eyes, and an expression from the artist

, for the large sum of 2,500 guineas, of deep melancholy overspread his countenance. have just been completed by Mr. Etty; who has He seemed to say within himself. “Pity me! I am been actively engaged painting upon them since very miserables" A few moments afterwards, he

tumn.

rose from his chair, and we conducted him into the ENORMOUS SUSPENSION-BRIDGE.-The Pesth sushouse. His nephew sat down to the piano and pension-bridge over the Danube, designed by Mr. sounded a few chords. Donizetti then became Tierney Clark, and now nearly completed, is 1200 more cheerful, and whilst his nephew continued to feet long, in three spans; the centre span being 600 play, he marked the time with his foot. This fact feet, the side spans 300 feet each. The chains are leads me to hope that his case is not so desperate as being made in England; the granite for the piers was at first apprehended.

was brought in immense blocks, from twelve to

sixteen tons weight each, from Linz, in Upper The Proud Duchess.— When the Duchess (of Austria. The contractor' for the cofferdams, &c., Buckingham) found herself dying, she sent for was an Englishman, as were the principal workAnstis, the herald, and settled all the pomp of her men, and all the machinery has been supplied from funeral ceremony. She was afraid of dying before this country. The total cost of the bridge, as we the preparations were ready. “Why," she asked, understand, will be £600,000.— The Builder. “won't they send the canopy for me to see? Let them send it, even though the tassels are not finish

THE PRINTERS OF PARIS.— The printers of ed.” And then she exacted, as Horace Walpole Paris have been for some years past in the habit of affirms, a vow from her ladies, that if she should dining together about the commencement of aubecome insensible, they would not sit down in her

This year, on applying to the Prefect of room until she was dead. Funeral honors appear, Police for the customary permission, a refusal was indeed, to have been her fancy; for when her only given.. The men, finding a public dinner thus ren. son died, she sent messengers to her friends, telling dered impossible, appointed a committee to seek them that if they wished to see him lie in state, she out private premises suited to receive their usual would admit them by the back-stairs. Such was the number of guests, namely, 500 or 600 persons. M. delicacy of her maternal sorrow. But there was Gerbes, a master printer, placed at the orders of one match in pride and insolence for Katharine, the committee an enclosed piece of ground in the Duchess of Buckingham; this was Sarah, Duchess commune of Vaugirard, and there they erected a of Marlborough. Upon the death of the young large marquee, under which tables were laid out for Duke of Buckingham, his mother endeavored to dinner. The men, on Sunday, were on the point borrow the triumphal car that had carried the re- of sitting down to table, when two commissaries of mains of Marlborough to the grave. “No," re. police entered, and, in the name of the authorities, plied the widowed Duchess of Marlborough,'' the ordered the men to disperse. car that has carried the Duke of Marlborough's

The CAVE OF Despair.—The beautiful Engraving body shall never be profaned by any other." "I have sent to the undertaker," was the Duchess of Buck which accompanies the present number, is taken from a ingham's rejoinder, "and he has engaged to make celebrated painting by C. L Eastlake, Esq., R. A. The a better for £20."-Memoirs of Viscountess Suntion, subject is from a well-known passage in Spencer's “ Faerie one of the Court Ladies of Queen Caroline, wife of Queeno,” which is as follows: George the Second.

Then gan the villein him to overcraw; Queen Pomare's EDUCATION.–The “ Semaine,

And brought unto him swords, ropes, poison, fire, states that a professor of the Paris University, sent

And all that might him to perdition draw; out to Oceania by the governinent, is charged to

And bad him choose what death he would desire: give to Queen Pomare lessons in the French lan- For death was dew to him that had provokt God's guage, which she already speaks and writes with

ire. a certain correctness. She is also being taught the first elements of arithmetic, of geography, and his. But, whenas none of them he saw him take, tory. "The Queen,” says the above journal, He to him raught a dagger sharpe and keene, "shows such intelligence and penetration in her and gave it him in hand: his hand did quake

And tremble like a leafe of aspin greene, studies, that it is to be regrerted that her mind was not sooner cultivated.”

And troubled blood through his pale face was seene

To come and goe, with tidings from the heart, Death of MADAME ALBERTAZZI.-With regret As it a running messenger had beene. we announce the demise of this once favorite vocal. | At last, resolv'd to work his finall smart, ist on Friday, the 24th ult. at the early age of thirty- He lifted up his hand, that backe againe did start. three, at her residence, St. John's Wood. She was originally a pupil of Signor Costa, in Italian sing; The crudled cold ran to her well of life,

Which whenas Una saw, through every vaine ing, having received the rudiments of her musical As in a swowne: but soone reliv'd againe education from her father, Mr. Howson, a professor Out of his hand she snatcht the cursed knife, of music. She married Signor Albertazzi at sixteen And threw it to the ground, enraged rife, years of age, and immediately afterwards went to And to him said; “ Fie, fie, fainted hearted Knight, Italy, where she appeared and sang as a mezzo soprauo in several of the principal theatres, visiting Is this the battaile, which thou vauntst to fight

What meanest thou by this reproachfull strife ? Paris and Madrid ; and when she increased in same with that fire-mouth dragon, horrible and bright? and reputation as a singer, she made her first appearance at Her Majesty's Theatre in 1840, in “Come; come away, fraile, feeble, fleshy wight, the “ Cenerentola,” since which she has appeared Ne let vaine words bewitch thy many hart, successively at Drury Lane and the Princess's The Ne let divilish thoughts dismay thy constant spright: atres. Her last public appearance was as Giselle, In heavenly mercies hast thou not a part? in Loder's opera of the Night Dancers," which Why shouldst thou then des peire, thât chosen art ? engagement she was obliged to resign from ill- Where justice growes, there growes eke greater health, ending with consumption; and we are sor- grace, ry to say, far from being in affluent circumstances. The which doth quench the brond of hellish smart, A subscription has been commenced among her And that accurst hand-writing doth deface: friends in the musical profession, for the support of Arise, sir Knight; arise and leave this cursed her five children who are destitute.

place."

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