twelve others had been a whole week || Siwald in exchange as much gold as knocking together. The smith there- he could lift; if he could not, Siupon insisted that he should work wald was still to receive the gold, but trith a smaller hammer till he had to retain the hammer. The dwarf Trade compensation for the mischief | thereupon seized the shaft with both ke had done; which so enraged Si- hands, and swung the hammer thrice Wald, that beating down the smithy l over his head as if it had been a about the ears of the master and all | straw. At that instant Siwald recol. his men, he pursued his route. The lected his father's words; but it was farther he went, the stronger he | then too late to retract. He therefound himself, so that by the time he fore put his gold into a sack, travelreached the next smith's, the ham- | led farther, and said to himself, mer seemed as light as, a feather." Now I am equal to the richest of The door was locked, for it was late, them." but he hit against the wall with the His strength, however, daily deshaft of the hammer, so that the creasing, according to his father's beams gave way, and the smith pe- | prediction, while he had still the Tished in the ruins. It was evident same weight to carry on his back, he enough that he had nothing to ex- | soon grew weary, and was obliged to pect here. Reflecting on past events, stop in order to rest himself. It so he considered that it was but a mi- happened, that when he was about serable life to do nothing but mis- to pursue his way, he found himself, chief wherever one went; for his pro- to his no small mortification, unable visions were quite exhausted, and to lift all his gold. He, therefore, he was in great need of meat and divided it into four parts, buried one drink. He took the hammer pee- of them, and marked the spot, that vishly from his shoulder, and flung at some future time he might fetch it with violence upon the ground, in it away. He continued his route with which it made a deep 'hole, and a the rest; but this soon became too pigmy figure instantly sprung forth heavy a burden for him, and he was amidst a shower of sparks that is obliged, however reluctantly, to busued from the flint - stones. This ry a second portion. Going farther, dwarf, like the smiths in general, was his strength declined more and more, black, and clothed in a thick bear- and unable any longer to carry the skin. He stood still before Siwald, half of the gold which he had reand asked what he wanted. “Wertceived, he was nécessitated, much as thou not so shabby a smith," replied it went against the grain, to bury the Siwald," I would offer myself to the third fourth part. He then resolved for a journeyman: as it is, it would to divide it into many small parcels, be of no great service to thee, if thy and when he felt fatigued as he house were to tumble about thy ears, journeyed along, he buried one of as soon as I should throw my ham- them after another; and hence the mer upon the ground.” It was soon origin of the treasures found in maagreed upon between them, that if ny places in the bosom of the earth, the dwarf could swing the hammer, especially towards the north. it should be his, but he should give Meanwhile he had proceeded far Vol. IV. No. XIX.


the drean, Christlichristi

at may had becoechin pranet to

thered at his dring. had bec towards the

to the south, and the heat greatly 1 ancestors. In its stead I have given contributed to make his burden op- thee'a horn, which is more valuable pressive to him. When he had still than thine inheritance, and more powr three small parcels left besides the erful than thy gods: for what is last fourth, it happened, that at mid-bound on earth by enchantment it night, while he was sleeping with his can loose, if but a single, i tone be gold under his head, a beautiful fe- produced from it. This, however, male appeared to him in a dream, cannot be accomplished but by a good holding in her hand a superb horn, Christian, and whoever would be a carved out of a single precious stone. good Christian, must travel eastward. Grasping eagerly at the horn, heAs soon as thou canst blow, this awoke, and heard a raven croaking horn, thou shalt see me again, and over his head. Here he was forced have reason to rejoice at it.":619 OP to bury another portion of his trea- When Siwald awoke, his face was sure; and he travelled a great way turned towards the East, but what before he came to the next spring. had been told him in his dream was He was sorely vexed at his disap- enveloped in profound obscurity. He pointment with the beautiful female. extended his band to pick up his He again fell asleep, and again she gold, with the intention of proceedstood before him, holding a gold horning farther; but before him laysia in hoth hands. Again Siwald ea- bright silver horn, and the gold was gerly stretched out his hands to seize gone. He felt somewhat chagrined; the horn; but awoke, and again heard for it seemed to him that the hom the raven croaking over his head. was too dearly purchased. When He was compelled to bury another he once more beheld the coal-black portion of his treasure; but now he raven flying away over his head, he did it without any reluctance, for he bethought him of the beauteous maicared but little for the gold, and den, and he longed more árdently would cheerfully have given all he than ever to see her. He now perhad for another sight of the lovely fectly well recollected that he was damsel. He travelled this day only to see her when he blew the horn, till noon before he grew weary, and and nothing, thought he to himself, was forced to bury another portion can be easier than that. All his atof his treasure; hoping, at the same tempts to produce a sound from it, time, that he should be able to retain however, proved fruitless. He tried the remaining fourth. At night, as he at least ten times a day, but heard was sleeping in the open air, the same only the hoarse cry of the raven: female stood beside him, holding in the thoughts of his love engaged him her hand a silver horn, on which more and more, and in this mood he strange characters were engraven. repented him of all the heinous sins She dexterously removed the last which he had committed, 3145,9,109 fourth part of the gold from under Travelling onward he met a pilhis head, and deposited the silver grim, and rejoiced exceedingly that horn in its place, calling him by he had some one to whom he could name, and saying, “ Now thou hast communicate what he suffered. The nothing left but thine inheritance, I pilgrim was filled with amazement at and art relieved of the gold of thine Il the sight of the horn, because it was

rateful memorial. w

and poured it

over bim, on white

covered with religious signs and em. || she had long been spell-bound by blems. These he was capable of the raven; and Siwald rejoiced with illustrating and explaining, for he exceeding joy at the wondrous pow. was versed in every branch of learn er of his horn. ing19 Siwald, therefore, took great . The pilgrim commanded Siwald delight in his society, and they tra- | to fix his abode on this spot, and velled on together. When they had gave him moreover this advice: That at length arrived in the East, Si- when his wife should have borne her wale's mind was so soothed by all first child, he should build a sacred the pilgrim had told him, that he house in the forest, but leave it withkad nearly forgotten the lovely dam-out roof till the birth of her last. kel, for whom he had previously felt After this exhortation, he took leave 80 ardent a passion. The pilgrim of Siwald, and pursued his way.. thence inferred that such a man The blessing of heaven rested on could not fail to be a Christian, and Siwald and his wife, and when she admired the power of love, which was bad borne ber first child, he built a thus capable of changing the human || lofty portal, to serve as an entrance heart. Siwald himself being earnest-to the sacred edifice; and over the ly desirous to become a Christian, door the placed a black raven, as a the pilgrim took water out of the sa Il grateful memorial. When they had cred river Jordan, and poured it led a pious life together for ten years, over bim, on which the unclean spi- | Siwald found himself the father of rit departed from him. 2003

ten sons, and thought that he might 19 They then set out on their return, || now cover in the building. But it and bad traversed many fair coun so happened that in two years more tries together, when Siwald came || Siwald's wife produced her eleventh one morning to the spot where he son; and he was troubled in spirit, had had his remarkable dream. The because the edifice was already roofidea darted across his mind, as if by ed, believing that this child was desinspiration, that if he could sound the tined to fulfil the curse pronounced horn, he should see the maiden who || by his grandfather. He therefore was the object of his passion. He resolved to overlay the roofs with applied it therefore to his lips, and, plates of gold, so that it might apJo! it sounded so loud, that the very | pear to be still unfinished; and he earth shook under his feet, and at | strove by all the means in his power the same time the raven dropt like a to collect as much gold as he possiseagull into the water. They were | bly could. A very large quantity both astonished at this circumstance; || being required for this purpose, he but the pilgrim was of opinion that longed for the gold which he had it was a propitious omen. Having buried in his northern native land. proceeded a little farther, they were As a punishment for indulging this met by a damsel more beautiful than desire, the father's former passion imagination can conceive. Siwald was infused into his eleventh son, could scarcely believe his eyes, for she who would grasp at gold while yet exactly resembled her who had so in his cradle. The ten seemed to long engaged his thoughts. It was vie with each other in virtue and thep evident to both travellers, that piety, but the youngest grew up in

sin, to the destruction of them all: ,, five murdered brothers, and thereaffor when both Siwald and his wife ter he could not enjoy any peace at were dead, they divided the whole home. In vain did he endeavour to property. Now the father had di- cut down the trees with a keen axe, rected, that the sacred house should || the steel would not so much as pebe set apart for the accommodation netrate the bark, and the memorials of pious travellers: all his sons were of his guilt were not to be removed. satisfied with this arrangement, ex- Henceforward he could not remain cepting the eleventh, who declared either in the forest or in the house: that it was unjust, and plotted mis- | he therefore formed a subterraneous chief against his brothers. He slew | abode for himself, taking with him five of them in the forest, and bu- his gold and his other effects, among ried them there. This happened which was the silver horn, and avoidbefore midnight; but after midnighting the light of day. Ever since he killed the five others in the sacred that time the house has been held edifice, and interred them in the accursed by men. Tradition adds, middle of the court-yard. Prompt- that he at length sold himself to Saed by avarice, he then removed the tan for a certain term of years, in which gold plates from the roof, and exult he was engaged in seducing men into ed in the possession of the rich booty. all sorts of wickedness: but some beBut when he went forth into the lieve, that he is still living among his forest, he felt as if a sword had pierc- | treasures in his dreary darksome soed his heart; for, on the spot where litude, tortured by remorse, and that he had buried his five brothers, five he will not find the peace of the oak-trees had sprung up from their grave till he has converted a certain blood, and from that moment he number of worldly-minded persons could not abide in the forest. In a | to the ways of righteousness. very short time five more oak-trees Such is the history of Siwald and grew up in the middle of the court- | his eleven sons. yard, out of the blood of the other



On the 26th of May the annual , IN AGRICULTURE & RURAL ECONOMY. distribution of the rewards adjudged | Philip Hurd, Esq. Kentish-Town House, by this Society took place, as last

for raising oaks for timber-large gold medal.

Henry Blyth, Esq. Burnham, Norfolk, for year, at the King's Theatre in the l embanking 253 acres of marsh land from the Haymarket. The house was filled sea-large gold medal. with company of the highest respec

Messrs. Cowley and Staines, Winslow,

Bucks, for cultivating 12 acres of poppies, tability, eager to witness the inter

and obtaining therefrom 1961bs, of opiumesting ceremony. The medals and thirty guineas. other rewards were presented by his

IN CHEMISTRY.. Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex,

Mr. R. W. Dickinson, Albany Brewery,

Kent-road, for a machine for clearing beer President of the Society, in the fol- ||

while in fermentation-large silver medal. lowing order:

Mr. H. Wilkinson, Ludgate-Hill, for an



improved safety chamber to the oxyhydro.. Miss Eliz. Twining, Norfolk-street, Strand, gen blowpipe--large silver medal.

for a composition of flowers-large silver Mr. T. Griffiths, Kensington, for an im- | medal. proved stop-cock for chemical purposes - ||

| Miss Fr. Strickland, Henley-Park, for a silver Vulcan medal.

composition of flowers-gold Isis medal. Mr. G. Cbapman, of Whitby, for a model Miss A. L. Napier, Woolwich Common, of consuming the smoke of steam-engine for a composition of fruit-silver palette. ; boilers-large silver medal.

| Miss M J. Hull, Beverley, for a composiIN POLITE ARTS.-Original Oil Paintings. || tion of flowers-silver palette. ILO? (HONORARY Class.)

Copies in Water-Colours. Mr. E. Knight, jun. Covent-Garden Cham

(Honorary Class.) bers, for a landscape-gold Isis medal. Mr, J. P. André, jun. York - place, City- ||

Miss Twining, Norfolk-street, Strand, for road, for'a landscape-silver Isis medal.

|| an historical subject-silver Isis medal. . MiserA. Robertson, Tweedmouth, for a

The same, for a portrait, a miniature portrait-silver Isis medal.

large silver medal.

Mrs. Matheson, Margaret-street, CavenMiss A, Eggbrecht, Frith-street, Sobo, for

dish-square, for an historical subject-silver a portrait-silver palette. The same, for a composition in still-life

palette, silver Isis medal.

Miss E. Twining, Norfolk-street, Strand, Miss Jesse Robertson, Tweedmouth, for

for a portrait, a miniature-silver palette.

Miss S. Cox, Nottingham-street, for a pora landscape-silver palette.

trait, a miniature--silver palette. (ARTISTS' Class.) Mr. Evan Williams, Charlotte - street,

Miss J. S. Guy, Bartlett's-place, for a Bloomsbury, for a portrait-large silver me

landscape-silver palette.

Miss A. Hopkins, Berwick-street, Soho, for The same, for a composition in still-life a landscape-large silver medal. large silver medal.

(ARTISTS' Class.) Mr. H. Johnson, Rodney-Buildings, New

Mr. Edwin Williams, St. Alban's-place, Kent-road, for a portrait-silver Isis medal. Mr. H. Pearsall, Bath, for a landscape (a |

for a landscape-silver palette.

Miss L. J. Green, Argyll-street, for a micomposition)-large silver medal. Mr. J. M. Gilbert, Clifton, for a view of

niature composition-silver palette. ? sbipping-gold Isis medal.

Original Drawings in Chalk, Pencil, and InMr. J. Eggbrecht, Erith-street, Soho, for

. dian Ink. mm a composition in still-life-silver Isis medal.

(Antists' Class.) ." Mr. W. Gill, Wilmot-street, Brunswick - ||

Mr. Ed. Williams, Ambroseden, for square, for a composition in still-life-silver drawing from the living figure--silver palette. palette. Mr. H. C. Slous, Bayham-street, Camden

Copies in Chalk, Pencil, and Indian Ink. Town, for an historical composition-large

(HONORARY Class.) gold medal.

Mr. T. Barrett, Mark-lane, for a landscape Copies in Oil.

-silver Isis medal. (HONORARY Class.)

Miss E. Bartrum, Upper Bedford place, Mr. G. Hilditch, Ludgate-Hill, for an his- for a head in chalk-silver palette. torical subject--silver Isis medal.

Miss Stacey, Hart-street, Bloomsbury, for Miss A. Robertson, Tweedmouth, for an || a head in chalk --silver palette. historical subject-large silver medal.

Miss M. J. Lightfoot, Ebury-street, Pim• (ARTISTS' Class.)

lico, for a head in chalk-silver palette. Mr. J. W. Solomon, Piccadilly, for an his- ||

Mr. M. Starling, Weston-place, Pancras. torical subject--large silver medal.

road, for a landscape in pen and ink-silver Mr. J. Sargeant, Burlington-place, Kent || Isis medal. road, for an historical subject-silver palette | Miss S. H. Oakes, Mitcham, for a head in

Mr. J. Eggbreebt, Frith-street, Soho, for chalk-silver Isis medal. a portrait-silver Isis medal.

Miss H. M. Ligbtfoot, Ebury-street, PimOriginal Paintings in Water-Colours.

| lico-for a head in chalk-silver palette. (HONORARY Class.)

Miss E. Guy, Bartlett's-place, Holborn, Miss M. Smith, Bucklersbury, for a mi- for an bistorical subject in chalk-silver Isis niature portrait--silver Isis medal.


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