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after the life she 'd led and the learning she'd got ; / whitewashed cottage came back upon me as if and so I took upon myself one day when, fur a they mocked my folly. And as she still knelt wonder, we were left alone, to talk to her about there—for I had n't stretched out a finger to lift these matters. I could make nothing of it, how- her up, though she seemed to be sinking into the ever; she only blushed and smiled, and told me to dust--as she knelt there, I thought of ihe young keep myself easy, for she 'd been luckier than she wife who was to come to my home as soon as I deserved, and she id tell me all, only that she knew that she was happy and settled, as she had must n't until after Miss Emily's marriage. I told me she should soon be: the virtuous girl that thought this hard ; I felt as though she ought n't had heard me boast so often of my sister Amy that to have a secret from her only brother, and one she almost trembled when she thought of seeing who had brought her up from a baby. But she her. And when I remembered that I should n't had a way with her that always upset me ; and so dare to look her in the face again, with such a I kissed her and told her that she knew best, as, shame as this come upon me, as she knelt there, of course, she must, and tried to think that all sir, I could have driven her from me with a blow. would come right in time.
She had thought so little of me, when I had been "I shall never forget Miss Emily's marriage, thinking of litile else but her! I only waited till sir. The squire was like one beside himself. I had got my legs again, and that I knew 1 Gold flew about on all sides, as had never been should n't stagger and fall before I got clear of seen before in Thornhollow ; and we were all glad that accursed roof; and then giving her one long of it for the parson's sake, for he wanted it bad look that reproached her more than all I could enough. There was a fair on the common, and a have said, I wrenched my knees from her grasp dinner for all the village in the park. But the and turned 10 leave her. grandest sight was the wedding. Two of the "Oh, sir, a death-groan is very horrible ; but bridegroom's sisters had come over, and there it's music to the wild shriek that she gave as she were they and Amy all dressed alike, like prin- started from the floor, and with white and shaking cesses, and Miss Emily, like a queen as she was, lips, and eyes that seemed as if they were burning and a great lady as she was going to be. But I in their sockets, thrust her hand into her bosom thought that Amy looked very pale, and sad, and and pulled out a paper that she held before my ill; and once or twice I caught her eye turned i eyes. But my time was n't come ; and telling her upon me, as if to see whether I was watching her ; that I had n't learning like her to mend a sin and and when our eyes met she smiled, but it was n't to wipe away a shame with a bit of writing, I fung a smile of joy, and it made my heart ache.
from the room." "I went up to dine at the Hall, but I did n't see The old man paused ; the sweat was trickling Amy. Miss Emily was to start at six o'clock in down his forehead, and his chest heaved with the evening, in a carriage-and-four, with her new emotion. It was terrible to see such vividness of husband, and Amy had promised not to leave until feeling outlive the wasted frame within which it the governess was ready to follow ; but, for all labored ; but he soon rallied. that, I was startled to hear from the lady's-maid "Well, sir," he pursued, after a time, “the that she had n't made any preparation for a move. poor thing wrote to me a number of times ; but the I couldn't understand it; and I laid awake all very look of her letters, that seemed as if they night, tired as I was, thinking over what she was were only fit for gentlefolks to read, angered me, going to do. I heard it soon enough.
and I would n't open one of 'em. She hoped on "A fortnight afterwards I had a message from for all that, poor lamb! And so she came to live the Hall, and in five minutes I was on the road in the village ; not upon the nioney that madam there. Instead of taking me to the housekeeper's had left her-no, no! if she had done that I room, as they 'd done since the young squire had should n't have forgiven her to my last day, long been master there, I was walked up to the breakas I might bave lived—but upon whai she earned fast parlor, and there I found Amy."
with her needle, working birds and flowers upon The old man paused and gasped for breath, then bits of satin, that they sent to London for her to glanced towards the little northern grave, shook be sold. And she was at it late and early, as they his head mournfully and continued,
told me, till her hour was near; and ihen she " She was n't dressed out in her silks, sir, but had n't strength, but used to sit all day at her winin a sort of white wrapping-gown ; and I saw the dow, where she could see iny wicket, and watch minute I looked at her what I ought to have dis-me as I went in and out to my work. I don't covered long before. My head failed, I reeled, know which was worst off in those days, for I had and hang on to a chair for support.
broke with my sweetheart, for all she promised “I'm an old man, sir ; but if I was to live for that my sister's shame should never alter her love another century I should never forget that day, for me, and I well knew that she'd keep her nor the night that followed it. Amy sprang word; but though her mother said the same, she across the floor and threw herself on her knees did n't say it in the same tone, and I saw she was before me : but I had no mercy. It was more pleased to have it over; and, disgraced as I was, than I could bear. She had been my first thought I had my pride still, and stood firm. So I was in the morning and my last at night ; my heart glad when Mary took service in the market-town, was bound up in her. I'd watched over her and went away. when she was an infant in the cradle, cherished "Well, sir, the time came, and Amy had a her when she'd no other parent, given up every- son; but she never looked up again, and in three thing for her when I needed her sorely in my own months she died. They came to tell me just at poor home, and all because I loved her better than dusk, when I had come home from work, worn toyself, and wanted to make her happy, come what out body and soul, and I had n't even strength to might of all else. And now my heart was wrung be thankful. The next day the baby was gone asunder, and my pride flew into my face and too, and then I felt happier ihan I had been for a hissed in my ears; and the months and years of long while. It had been a poor sickly infant from loneliness that I'd passed in my thatched and its birth, for the mother had fretted, and they'd
pined away together. I put on my hat and turned 'em had been written with her heart's blood! And into the churchyard. I walked first to those two how she loved me, and how she prayed that she graves yonder, and pulled out a weed or two that might die in my arms, that she might feel sure of had come with the last rains; and then I looked pardon in the next world! But all this was carefully about me. I did n't search long for what nothing yet. I had read through all but one. for I I wanted ; and when I got to that corner where spent the whole night over 'em, and read some of she lies, I paced the ground carefully, as close to 'em two or three times over-them especially that the wall as I could with safety, till I found in how made me feel what a wicked, unnatural wretch I'd little space I conld bury her; and then, when the been to her, and how I'd sinned against my day of her funeral came, I got up at daybreak and mother's solemn bidding; and then, when all the began my task. Nobody came near me; they rest laid open before me, I began upon the last. knew that I could n't bear it then. And so I That was the real blow, sir! Out fell a marriageworked on alone, with the drizzling rain mixing certificate that would have cheated me, though with the cold sweat upon my forehead and chest, I'd seen so many of 'em, all signed and dated, and till I had dag a grave of ten foot deep. I wanted the names of Richard Darcourt and Amy Saunders to bury her shame in the very bowels of the earth. fairly written out. I thought my heart would Hers is the deepest grave in the whole church- have burst for joy, and I was obliged to lay it yard except his. And, squire as he was," pur- down to take a drink of water ; but I wasn't long sued the old man, with another of those savage before I took it up again, and after I'd satisfied smiles which formed so frightful a contrast with myself that I wasn't out of my senses, I picked his usually placid expression, “I had my way up another letter that had dropped out along with there, too, when he came here in his turn. it. I had n't seen the writing before ; and no
“The people she had lived with followed her wonder, for it was a letter from Mr. Darcourt to funeral, and I stood a good way off and looked on, I tell her that their wedding had been a sham, and (for I had got a friend to do my duty for me,) till that parson and clerk were both friends of his that the crowd left the churchyard; and then he fol-had joined him in the frolic-yes, sir, that was the lowed 'em as I'd asked him, and I was left alone word-the frolic that was to break a poor girl's beside her grave. I could see the coffin plainly, heart, and io turn her only relation into a savage. for they 'd only thrown a couple of spits of soil But even this was n't all : no, no--there was more upon it. It was a pauper's coffin, sir, without a to come yet. He went on to tell her that when be name or a date, but with the pauper brand instead, warned her to keep the secret till his sister's grand for she would have it so, and I had n't cared to in- husband was out of the country, as he would terfere. But now, when I looked down at it, I surely take offence and she would bring trouble thought my very heart would break There was into the family, and not even to tell me for fear I only that coarse plank between me and the thin, should make it known, and to let the governess go pale girl that lay there with her baby in her arms, before a word was said ; she might have been sore and I could n't bear to lose sight of it, so I sat be that he meant her no good, and so she'd only herside her till near sunset, thinking of all that was self and her silly pride to blame, and not him, who past, and how things had come to this after all my could n't be expected to marry a girl whose father hopes and prayers. But at last I took up my and brother had made their living by digging spade, and an hour before nightfall I had filled graves, but that he'd advise her to make the best in the grave, and buried my own heart with of it and turn her learning to account; and he her.
hoped she 'd leave the village, which could n't be "Don't fancy that I fretted though it was so. I pleasant to neither of them, for he was going to loved her dearly, even when I would n't see her in London to be married in earnest, and should soon her agony nor on her deathbed; but she'd de bring his wife down to the hall." ceived and disgraced me, and I felt as if I'd buried The old man's voice had sunk almost into a the little Amy who'd grown up beside me till she whisper before it ceased ; but, after the silence of found a prouder home ; and that the Miss Saun- a moment, he clasped his hands convulsively to ders---for they called her so, sir, through the gether, and lookiog up eagerly in my face, gasped whole country side to the very day of her deaththat the Miss Saunders, who'd gone wrong, and “Amy was innocent, was n't she, sir?" been the shame of the village where she was born, “ As innocent as an angel !" I replied solemnly. and where her parents lay buried, was living yet as I lifted my hat, in order to give force to my to blight an honest name, and cheat a true heart words. that had trusted to her. So, sir, when, on going One long sob of happiness gushed from the lips home, I found that she 'd left another thick letter of the old man as he buried his face in his spread for me, I put it away with the rest in a box where hands for an instant. “She was ! she was '" he I had locked up my poor mother's wedding ring, murmured beneath his breath. "The parson said Ineaning to give it to Amy when she should marry so when he read the letters; and all the village in her turn; and I tried to forget that I had ever said so, when he went round to their cottages and had a sister. But it would n't do ; and though I told 'em how happy they must be that had never got over the first two years, and used to feel glad insulted her in her sorrow. And now you, sir when I looked towards her grave and saw that it you, a stranger, and, belike, as great a man as could n't be seen for the nettles that had grown up Squire Darcourt himself--you say so too ; and I about it, I gave way at last. And so, one Sabbath feel as if my old heart had grown young again on evening, when I was sitting in my desolate cot-purpose to bless you!" tage, I could contain myself no longer, bot going "But tell me, my good friend," I said, anxious to the little box, I brought it to the table, and to check this exultation, so dangerous to a man pulling the candle closer, I read all the letters, of his age, “ what said Amy herself in that last leaving the thick one to the last. I never knew letter !!! what torture was after that night, sir; all that I'd “Not a word, sir," replied the sexton, hoarsely. gone through before was nothing. Every one of as his head again drooped under the weight of his remorseful memories ; "not a word! What could the Witch's Punch-Bowl, the horse he's on shies, she say, poor lamb, that she had n't said in all the and as he was n't steady enough to keep his seat, rest? Do you know what I did when the first ray off he pitched over his head, and one of the wheels of light came through my window? I ran like a went over his body. They picked him up quick madman to her grave and tore up the nettles by the enough, as you may believe, but he was quite roots, as I would have torn her pure body from the stunned ; and when he came to himself he insisted spot where I myself had laid it to carry it to the on coming on here, that he might have his spree feet of our parents, that she might sleep near 'em out, as he said. And so he had, sir-so he had ; as she should have done, had I dared to commit for the wine and brandy that he'd drank had such a fearful sin as to disturb the dead. And fevered his blood, and what with that and his hurt, then I began to dream of vengeance ; the big and the jolting over the roads after his fall, it flew house and the proud squire didn't frighten me at to his head, and he was mad four hours after. such a time as that; and I can't say into what Then he began to talk as it was awful to hear, and wickedness I should have fell if the temptation to call for Amy, and, after a time, for me. They hadn't been spared me. We were all expecting could n't bring Amy to his bed, for she was lying the squire and his London wife, and no one in that he'd prepared for her himself; but they watched for 'em as I did, when instead of a mar- sent for me, and I was glad of it. My work was riage-feast we soon had a funeral sermon. He done to my hands, and I wanted to see the end of reaped what he had sowed, sir. When he got to him. I've told you how he died, sir ; and then London the lady quarrelled with him about some came the funeral. And when the vault was matter or another. I don't rightly know what, for opened, the parson wanted to lay him between his I did n't hear; but I've often thought that may- | father and mother, where there was just room for hap she'd heard of my poor Amy : and so the hiin. But I settled that business with my pickwedding was at an end. And the squire, as I've axe ; and though I worked like an ox I did n't told you before, was proud and passionate, and he grudge my labor, for I hampered up the space till had n't patience to hear with such a disappointment the coffin could n't be forced in," said the old man, as this. And so he flew into a rage and said un- with another of his wild smiles ; " and so they civil things, and got turned out of the house. were obliged to lay him at their feet where he Upon which he started from London with four ought to be, only that the place was too good for horses to his coach, and a couple of young sparks him." as hot-headed as he was; and a frightful life they We were both silent for a few moments; and led on the road all the way to the hall, if his own then the old man said, with a serenity which only man 's to be believed, drinking and swearing, and extreme age can so suddenly restore" May 1 kicking up rows in all the places where they make bold to ask, sir, what 's o'clock?" stopped to change horses, till, within two posts of! “Half-past four, my friend." Thornhollow, there's the squire three parts drunk, “ You don't say so! and my work littie more who swears he 'll mount the leaders and take 'em than half done! Good a'ternoon to you, sir." into the hall himself; when, just as he comes to
THE BACHELOR'S FAREWELL TO HIS SNUFF- / With thee, forever, must I now have done ;
The Jews in Russia.—The Emperor of Russia Ere yet the marriage peal hath rung for me, has just published a ukase ordering all the Jews Long-cherishid object, loved, alas! too well; in Russia to place themselves, before January 1, My snuff-box, let me sigh farewell to thee; 1850, in one of the four following classes : 1.
Amongst the burgesses of a town, by the purchase Sigh, do I say? perhaps it should be sneeze ;
of a piece of land or a house. 2. In one of the But time, that dries the fountain of our tears,
three corporations of traders. 3. In a corporation Blunts too our nasal sensibilities :
of artisans, after having given the proofs of ability Ah! I have not sneez'd now these many years.
required by law; and 4. In the grand body of 'T is hard for old companions but to part,
tillers of the earth, whether on their own property What must it be to cut them, then, for aye?
or under another owner. Such Jews as have not As I must thee, thou snuff-box of my heart,
placed themselves by the appointed time in one of Because to-morrow is my wedding-day.
the four classes are to be subjected to such restric
tive measures as the government may think fit to I've vow'd no more to use thee. Ask not why: employ.
I'm told I must not do so ; that's enough ; For Mary Anne declares that she shall die,
The Official Gazette of Wilna publishes an If e'er she sees me take a pinch of snuff.
article on the decrees of the Emperor of Russia
i respecting the Jews in his empire, which places Then go, my box; but, first, my thanks accept the question in a different light from that in which
For many a notion-now and then, a hit-- it has been viewed by some of the German journals. Which in this noddle would perchance have slept, It is asserted that the object of the Emperor is
Hadst thou not put me up to snuff a bit. to introduce a spirit of industry into that class of And oh! yet more for many a service when
his subjects, to devote themselves to commerce and Vex'd, disappointed, savage, thou for me
agriculture, for which end he promises relief froin Philosophy hast strengthen'd with Etrennc,
the laws of exclusion and the taxation peculiar to
them, and gives them until the year 1850 to emAnd furnish'd consolation in Rappee.
brace his views, after which those who refuse to Friend at a pinch-excuse the ancient pun obey his injunctions will be subjected to the mea
Farewell! my single life will soon be o'er : sures of severity which he is now anxious to avoid. THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF MISS ROBINSON| might have made shirts at five pence apiece, and CRUSOE.
bound shoes at a farthing a pair. Whereas, you
hold the happy middle state of life ; a state that CHAPTER I.
peeresses would jump out of their ermine tippets I was born in the year-(but no-1 claim the to fall into." privilege of an unmarried woman, and will not set After this he pressed me not to think of leaving down the date)-in the city of Westminster. My home: and further, promised that he would look father was a foreigner of Heligoland, who settled about him for a husband for me-a steady, respecfirst at Sheerness. He made a good estate by table young man of my own condition. But I had dealing in slops, which he profitably sold to the my head too full of rajahs and elephants to put up sailors; and leaving off his trade, lived afterwards with steadiness and respectability. My mother, in Westminster. Here it was he married my too, often scolded me, and rated my father for sendmother, whose name was Robinson, whose ances- ing me to that finishing-school." I always said tor was the famous Jack Robinson, of whom is what would come of it," she cried, " when I heard still retained a popular proverb, relating to rapidity that the girls, before they went to balls and concerts, of expression.
always swallowed eau-de-cologne upon lump sugar Being the third daughter, and, unlike my two to make their eyes twinkle-I always prophesied sisters, single-and my father having impoverished how shed turn out, and so it's come to pass." himself hy bestowing two large dowries, leaving Thus rebuked, I suffered a year to pass away in nothing for me excepting at his death-I had liule silence. One day, however, being at Gravesend, hopes of marrying in England, or, in other words, eating shrimps upon the pier, six heautiful East of bettering my fortune. I therefore resolved Indiamen, in full sail, passed down the river. The to cross the seas. I had read of several young tears came into my eyes, and my sinothered resoluladies who, with no money, and very small trunks tion burst anew into a flame. I resolved, without indeed—and with hardly beauty enough to make loss of time, to take my passage for the East. I any man in England turn back to look at them- returned to London ; but, instead of going straight had married general officers and rajahs in India. I home, I went to the Docks, where I accosted a had heard, and with the easy confidence of youth Captain Biscuit, of the ship Ramo Samre, of I believed the story, that such was the demand for don't know how many tons. Observing that as be young-lady-wives in the East Indies, that the black passed his tobacco over his tongue, he looked sus men's boats that brought off cocoa-nuts and yams to piciously at my youthful appearance, I assured the ship, on her dropping anchor, also brought off him that I had been inarried at fifteen, in India, gentlemen covered with diamonds, and provided that the climate disagreeing with my only child, a with weddiog-rings. In many instances, the ship lovely boy, I had brought him to England, to recarrying a parson, the ceremony was immediately main with his grandmother, and was now only too performed in the captain's cabin ; and the happy anxious to rejoin my beloved husband at Budheracouple on landing, immediately started five hun-pore. When I spoke of my husband, the quick dred miles up the country to spend the honeymoon. eve of the captain glanced at iny left hand ; hapWith these thoughts haunting me all day, I dreamt pily, as I wore gloves, he could not observe that of nothing at nights but palanquins and elephants, no ring was on my finger. Instructed, however, and a husband continually giving mo diamonds and by this accident, on my way home I purchased a pearls as big as swan's eggs.
ring at a pawnbroker's in the Minories ; purchased And when I recollected the education my parents it with a fervent hope that, sooner or later, the had given me- with all the advantages of the Black ring would be found to be of more than money's heath finishing-school-1 had no canse for despair. value. I ought, however, to state that I took my I could play at least six tunes upon the grand piano : passage with the captain, the number of my cabin, I had worked a melon in Berlin wool so naturally, 20. For this I was to pay seventy pounds. I that my dear auot fainted, as she declared, at the paid him--for I always managed to have money smell of it. I could dance, sing, and speak the about me--wenty pounds in advance. " What very best Italian for-India. My father, seeing name?" said he; "Mrs. Biggleswade," said I: me constantly poring over the ship advertisements and I saw hin write down," Mrs. Biggleswade, in the Times, guessed my intentions. One day he cabin 20," on the list. was confined to his room, having dined the day! As for three years past I had determined upon before at Blackwall. He sent for me, and expos- this step, I had saved nearly all the money allowed tulated with me on what he foresaw was my deter- me by my dear father for pocket money and clothes, inination.
And as, moreover, I made it always a point of " My child," he said, “ do you not perceive that being lucky at cards, I found myself mistress of a you are born in the happiest state that is, in the hundred and fifty sovereign pieces. "Now." iniddle state of life! Consider how mnch grief, thought I, “if my outfit even costs me by either way, you escape, by such a fortune. I will pounds, I shall have, passage and all paid, thirty suppose you an earl's daughter--in time, to be pounds left;" money, I thought, more than suffimarried io a duke. Reflect upon the drudgery cient, even though a husband should not coine off that would then await you. Compelled to be in the boat with the cocoa-nuts and yams, to marry always playing a part; obliged, on all state occa- me in the captain's cabin. sions, to go and mob it at court: to stand behind All my thoughts were now bent upon my ouuit. stalls at fancy fairs; to be trundled about in a car. With this purpose, I used to steal out morning after riage, leaving bits of pasteboard from house to morning to make my purchases ; having them all house; and, worse than all, if your husband should sent to the house of a good woman--she had been be a cabinet minister, to be obliged, every other our cook, and had married a green-grocer- to keep month, to be nothing more than a court lady's for me for the appointed time. I laid in six dozen of maid, with this difference that you're allowed to double-scented' lavender; a dozen of the finest wear your own diamonds, and now and then per milk of roses ; twenty pounds of the best pearl mitted to see a follower. On the other hand, you powder; a gross of court-plaster ; six ounces of
musk; a quart of oil of bergamotte ; two boxes of Tom. I know his honor well. I cut him out of rouge, and not to weary the reader-a hundred a shark at Jamakay. Bless you, bless you, Susan, of the like articles, indispensable to a young gen-lass! tlewoman.
| Susan. Farewell, dearest ; here is your bundle. I next visited Madame Crinoline's, and entire- Here is the bacco-hag I worked for you, and hero ly cleared the dear creature's window of her whole is your pipe. stock of petticvats, etcetera, of horsehair. I had Screw. Ha, ha! put it in your mouth and smoke heard that birds were canght with horse-hair; and it. why noi in the skilishness of my heart I (General Tableau.- National Air.—Pressthought-why not husbands? Besides this—as I gang wave their cutlasses— Peasantry in had heard much of the effects of Indian fevers-I groups—Tom tears himself from Susanbought myself three sets of curls, brown, dark Susan fainis. brown, and auburn. To capture in an engagement, I thought it was lawful to use any colors. My outfit completed, I awaited, with bearing
ACT 11.- The Breeze. heart, the 10th of May. On that day the Ramo SCENE I.-- The Quarter-deck of the “Blazes "' off Samee was to drop down to Gravesend. On that Tobago. The American ship “Gouger"' lies N. day I left home, telling my dear father that I was N. E. by S. W. in the offing. going with some fashionable acquaintances to the 1 American, officer. A tarnation neat frigate exhibition of a sweet little love of a child with two this! heads and twelve toes. I hurried with my faithful 2 American officer. And a pretty crew; and yet friend :o Gravesend. She went on board the ship I calculate the old Gouger would chaw her up in with me; and, before the captain, kissed me and twenty minutes if she were placed alongside of bade me farewell, as her dear daughter.
her. We weighed anchor; the breeze freshened, and Captain Bowie. Silence, gents.! we are hurting I went below, with some natural thoughts about the feelings of yonder honest seam:in at the wheel. my native land and my band-boxes.-Punch. 1 Tom. Belay, beləy, there, noble captain ; jaw
away and never mind me. Chaw up the Blazes, indeed!
(He hitches up his pantaloons. A NEW NAVAL DRAMA.—THEATRE ROYAL, Captain. (To Tom, mysteriously, having given WHITECHAPEL ROTUNDA.
a signal to his officers, who retire up the mizen "Smoking has been forbidden in Britain's navy.
mast.) You seem a gallant fellow, and, by the Tars and Englishmen! up and rally round.
cut of your furetop, an old sea-dog. Fitz-Brick's new Drama.
Tom. Twenty-five years man and boy. Twenty
nine general hactions, fourteen shipwrecks, ninetyTHE SEAMAN's Pipe! OR, THE PATTLE AND THE
six wounds in the sarvice of my country—that's
all, your honor. ACT I.-A SEAMAN'S LOYALTY.
Captain. Ha! Try this cigar, my gallant fellow. The scene represents the village green, the village -( They smoke on the quarter-deck; the American
church in the midst; on the left, Dame Rose- captain expectorates a great deal.)-So much brav. mary's collage.
ery, and a seaman still! Some few faults, I supEnter Susan, Tom Clewline, and villagers pose? a little fond of the can, hey? There's a
from the church. Screw from opposite side. power of rum on board the Gouger. Tom. Yes, lads, old Tom Clewline's spliced at Tom. No, no, Captain, I don't care for rum, last; hauled up high and dry, hey, Suky, my and the bos'ns cat and my shoulders was never ac lass? Come into dock like an old sea-dog, after quainted. 'Tis the fortune of war, look you. twenty years' battling with the ocean and the Captain. Look at me! Thomas Clewline. I'm a enemy; and laid up in ordinary in Susan's arms. Commodore of the United States navy; I've a swab
Scrco. Fiends! Perdition ! A thousand furies on each shoulder, a seat in the senate, and twenty and demons! married ! but I know of a revenge. thousand dollars a year. I'm an Englishman like
(Exil. you, and twenty years ago was a common seaman Tom. And now, lads, what next, before the sup- like you. Hark ye-hut ho! the British Admiral. per 's ready?
Walks away. AU. The hornpipe ; Tom's hornpipe ?
Admiral Chainshot. Captain Chainshot, you Tom. Well, then, here goes.
must read out the order about smoking, to the (Tom dances the well-known truly British ship's crew.
figure. While dancing the hornpipe, reënter Captain Chainshot. Ay, ay, sir.
sailors, with battle-swords in their girdles. and have received ninety-four wounds in the serScrew. (After the encore of the hornpipe) There's vice ofyour man!
Tom. Ninety-six, your honor. Does your honor (Press-gang draw cutlasses and advance. remember my cutting you out of the shark, in JaTom. What! on my wedding-day! After maiky harbor ? twenty years' sarvice-after saving the lives of Adm. I was swimmingnine admirals, and scuttling four-and-twenty men- Tom. Up comes a great sharkof-war? Dash! it is hard ! is n't it, Susan? And Adm. Open goes bis jaws, with ninety-nine for that snivelling traitor there (furning fiercely rows of double teethupon Screw)-but never mind; a British tar Tom. My gallant captain sucked in like a hordoes n't trample upon worms; a British seaman angeknows his duty to his king. What ship, sir? | Adm. But Tom Clewline, seeing him from the
Mids. The Blazes, Captain Chainshot, with Ad-main-top gallantmiral Chainshot's flag to the fore.
1 Tom. Jumps into the sea, cutlass in hand