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not rich, are to be chosen; for exam , less of a spirituous- nature, must be alple, trout:or pike. Milk ought only to lowed with extreme caution in chronic be allowed those with whom it perfectly disorders; and heating spirits ought to agrees, without in the least oppressing i be absolutely forbidden. A very comthe stomach. It must not, however, be mon prejudice in favour of wine is, that considered merely in the light of a drink, it assists digestion. Granting that it exbut as an article of food.
cites nervous action, and that in general . It has been long since fully demon it is to be looked upon as a restorative of strated by experience, that diet of an the vital powers, it does not thence folacid nature, or which tends to fermenta. | low that it is always calculated to aid dition, by no means suits patients under gestion; on the contrary, it not unfre: the above treatment: hence crude fruits, quently proves injurious, by promoting salads, and, in general, all acidulous ar acidity where there is a deficiency or yiticles, are to be carefully shunned. tiation of the digestive fluids, We have # We would wish to observe still further, | seen hypochondriac and stomach.com. that it is much better not to eat suppers, plaints almost entirely removed merely or at least very light ones, and taken at by abstinence from wine, so that even an early time, so that the stomach, may the patients themselves would never drink be perfectly empty in the morning. It is it again. At all events, wine is not a neproper also to retire early to rest, in or- || cessary addition to the meals of all pader to be able to - rise betimes, and com tients, and least of all for such as are mence the use of the remedy early in the not accustomed to take it; and whenever morning*
an individual finds it heating, or that it 2.3 Any liquor, which may be more or || deranges digestion, it ought to be omit,
ted. It may be allowed those who have * The author does not mention here the been in the habit of drinking it, provided time of dining, as this generally takes place
there are no particular circumstances of iù Germany between the hours of twelve and Ewo, and is a universally prevailing cas
contra-indication, but only in a small tum: hence there is no room for animadver. quantity, so as to prevent its heating efsion. But it is a very different thing to sit fects, since mineral waters themselves down to dinner at five or six o'clock, or even produce increased activity of the sanlater, in the evening, which our fashionables
guineous system. Heating wines are the are in the habit of doing ; and in general all, whetber'in town or country, who lay
least admissible; a small glass of some any claim to gentility, dine late. This must
sweet or sack wine may be permitted, as not be lost sight of by the English physician, | Malaga or Madeira: in other respects, a since nothing can be more incopsistent with mild table wine is the most proper, prothe author's views, than the system of load- | vided it be not acidulous. Small beer, ing the stomach late in the evening : for it is the well known, that late dinners, after fasting
that is well impregnated with hops, and from breakfast, generally distend the sto.
not new, may also be taken as a beverage; mach with a more than usual quantity of but by no means strong, or what are 91 briedis vis
"termed double beers. deri 10 ide i bre su tams ,
. . . .l.2.au MARY DAVIS: A True Story. S: Tois simple but affecting narrative is extracted from the Chimney-Sweeper's Friend and Climbiny-Boy's Album, 'a volume just ushered before the public by MONTGOMERY the poet, with the benevolent intention of interesting the feelings of all classes in behalf of infant Chimney-Sweepers. That the book will have this effect cannot be doubted; and with a view to contribute our mite, by making known its object and recommending it to the notice of the philanthropist, we have extraeted
the following piece, 'not as possessing higher interest than the rest of its contents, but because it is one of the shortest articles in the collection,
We shall only farther premise, that the truth of this narrative is attested by Mr. C. E. Welbourn of Folkingham, who was himself a witness in part of the circumstances which it details.--Editor.
On the evening of August 25, , boy about seven years of age, in the 1812, a poor yet interesting young city of Westminster. Her husband, woman, with an infant about six who is a private in the 2d regiment weeks old in her arms, came with a of Foot-Guards, was compelled to pass-billet to remain all night at the leave her, pregnant, in the beginning Greyhound Inn, at Folkingham, in of the above-mentioned year, to ac Lincolnshire. Apparently sinking company the regiment to fight the with hunger and fatigue, she unob- battles of his country under the gal. trusively seated herself by the kitch-lant and victorious Wellington. Im-" en-fire, to give that sustenance to her pelled by poverty and maternal af baby of which she appeared to be fection, poor Mary (though in a situinequalwant herself. Silently shrink-ation, in which the daughters of afing from observation, she neither so fluence often find every accommos lieíted nor obtained the notice of any dation and consolation which riches one. The sons of intemperate mirth and friends can afford unequal to neither ceased their riotous tumult, banish despondency,) was under the nor relaxed their hilarity to sooth necessity of leaving her darling boy, her sorrows. The bustling servants now her only remaining comfort, to brushed past without regarding her, the care of strangers, whilst she went and the rustic politician continued to out to wash for his maintenance and spell over again the thrice conned her own. paper, without casting his eyes upon She, however, repined not; her toil her poes
was lessened, and her cares were • There is, however, an eye that enlivened by the reflection, that she never slumbers, there is an ear that could, after the labours of the day, is ever open to the supplication of return to her beloved boy, gaze on the afflicted, and there is a hand the reflected features of his father, which is ever ready to be stretched give him smile for smile, press him out to succour and to support them to her maternal bosom, join him in in their necessities.
his sports, enlighten his understandThat eye now beheld her unob-ling, and teach him to know, to truded sorrows, that ear was listen- fear, and to love his God. With ing to her silent prayers, and that these delightful enjoyments, even the hand was supporting her apparently | poor, labouring, widowed Mary could sinking frame, and preparing for her not be termed unhappy; but these the cup of consolation. Hers was were the only sweet ingredients in indeed a tale of many sorrows! This, her cup of bitter sorrows. Let the following slight sketch of her those, then, who have feeling hearts, story previous to her arrival at Folk- and know the force of parental afingham, will serve to evince. Her | fection, when confined to one object, name was Mary Davis; she resided | judge, if they can, what must be the with her husband and one child, a "agonies of poor Mary, when, on re
turning from her daily task, only to a place with which she was totaleight days after the departure of her ly unacquainted. 0 Nature! how husband, she learned that the wošll powerful are the feelings which thou man (if she deserves that name) in hast implanted in the maternal bowhose care she had left her darling | som! how do they set at defiance boy, had absconded with him-no-|| all opposing difficulties and dangers! body knew whither. Now then she how do they grasp at, or create, ob.. might indeed be termed unhappy, || jects to which hope may cling, or on for hope itself could scarcely find which it may rest to spurn away deadmittance to her bosom, so entirely spair! Never, perhaps, were those was it occupied by affliction and de || feelings more strongly evinced than, spondency. View her seated after in this instance; never, perhaps, were the toils of the day in her cheerless their exhilarating and beneficial inapartment, exhausted with exertions Auence more powerfully experienced. beyond her present strength, solitary | An object, apparently, more truly and friendless, a childless mother wretched than poor Mary, as she and a widowed wife; awaiting in si- || pursued her journey, could, one would lence and solitude, in grief and de- think,scarcely be imagined: weak, lanspondency, her painful trial; her guid, poor, and friendless; plodding, gloomy imagination figuring and dwel- with an infant in her arms, through ling upon a dying husband and a the alternate vicissitudes of heat and famished child.
wet, of dust and dirt; now sinking Could a weakened, human, fe- beneath the sun's oppressive rays, male frame, support all this and live? now dripping with the driving storm; Yes! through all these sore afflic- without a husband to support her;, tions, these accumulated evils, did a beggar and an unwelcome obtruder her God support her, and even after | wherever she came. . . rugs the birth of her child, shed a ray of And yet, with all these aggravati hope on her returning strength. ing circumstances, poor Mary, was,
Soon after that event she was in- in reality, perhaps less miserable formed, that it was discovered that than many, even of the sons and the wretch who had stolen her child daughters of affluence. So little was a native of Leeds. This truly, does happiness depend upon exterto those who bask in sunshine, would nal circumstances; so comparatively appear a feeble ray; yet this on impartially has God distributed good Mary's midnight gloom shed a glim- and evil amongst his creatures, even mering, cheering light. This, faint in this life, that the most miserable as it was, aroused and animated her are not without their consolations, nor desponding soul; it seemed to her the most prosperous without their as sent in mercy to direct her to her | sorrows. Mary, it is true, seemed son, and she lost no time in taking to have only one hope, one animatthe path to which it pointed. Fiveing expectation, but it was one which weeks after the birth of her child appealed to and warmed the heart; did she set out in her weak state, it was one in which the whole faculwithout money, on foot, to carry herties of her soul and body were em. infant nearly four hundred miles (thi- barked; it was one which nature, ther and back again,) on a road and conscience, and God approved, siit
set difficulties at defiance, and it pe- || dren. However that might be, she netrated or dispersed the deepest continued to gaze upon them, till gloom that despondency attempted the younger, who sat with his back to cast around her. But what is the towards her, turned his sooty face, hape, what is the source of conso- and fixing his eyes upon her, red lation to the unnatural mother who garded her for a few seconds with forsakes her sucking child, who attention; then springing up, he exte abandons her offspring to the guid- claimed, “ My mother!, that's my ance and the care of others, or ini- mother!" and in an instant Twas in tiates them herself into scenes of fri- her arms. The affectionate and also volity, vanity, and vice; who smo- tonished Mary, on hearing his voice, thers every maternal feeling, and in a moment recognised her boy, and flies to scenes of tumult and dissipa- | clasped him to her bosom; but she tion in search of that happiness which could not speak, till a flood of tears they cannot bestow? Listless and baving relieved her almost bursting dissatisfied with herself and all around heart, she gave utterance to her ker, possessing no source of conso- | feelings. lation, no object to arouse and sti- After the confusion and the agir mulate to spirited exertions, her con- tating sensation which this sunexscience upbraiding and the world pected rencontre had occasioned failing her, she is an object much amongst both actors and spectators, more demanding our pity than poor were in some degree subsided, the Mary, under all her external suf master of the boy, who was present, ferings. . :
was particularly questioned how be Labour and sorrow are the lot of came by him. His account was as humanity; and they must be unhappy follows: He was walking on his bu. indeed who, from a mixed company, siness in the neigb bourhood of Sleacannot select those with whom they ford, where he resides, when he met would be unwilling to exchange situ- a ragged woman with a little boye ations. . So perhaps thought poor whom she was beating most unmer. Mary, as she sat by the side of the cifully. On inquiry, she told him, kitchen-fire of the inn at Folking- that “ she was in great distress; that ham, regarding with looks of atten-|| she had a long way to go; that the tion and pity two poor chimney-boy, her son, was very obstinate, sweepers' boys, who were getting and that she did not know how to their frugal supper before the same get him along with her.". This led fire. They had been sent for from to further conversation, which ended a distance, to sweep some chimneys in her offering to sell the boy to him early in the morning, and were now as an apprentice for two guineas, taking their scanty meal before they The bargain was soon struck, and retired, to obtain, by a few hours the lad was regularly bound, the wos sleep, a short respite from their suf man making oath to his being her ferings., Mary long viewed them own son. There did not appear ito attentively; perhaps the sufferings be any reason for questioning the of her lost boy might be connected account of the master, especially as with the commiseration which she it was corroborated by the boy, with felt for these poor oppressed chil-" this addition, that the woman was beating him so junmercifully, as she ,,And testor'd, to his mother, no longer had frequently done before, because onneeds creep,
Through lanes, courts, and alleys, a poor bie would not call her mother."
little sweep. .to sono 9-The story soon became generally After they had stopped for some known in the place, and through the time to rest and refresh themselves, exertions of Mr. Welbourn and the mother and son had placés taken others, a subscription was raised for for them in the coach to proceed to poor Mary, and the little chimney- | London. Thither they departed, sweeper, who was soon cleaned, cloth- with hearts overflowing with gratied, and transformed into a very dif. tude both to their heavenly and ferent looking little being;.. I earthly benefactors. ', will bns vud u ....... .. 9ds tini ili . .
a lege? JOIN etcut to be a .. ANECDOTES, &c. : :
TU! 2011-115' tis. HISTORICAL, LITERARY, AND PERSONAL. S'ha 1941 SINGULAR ANACHRONISM. her journey in the dark; she called
Fouche, Duke of Otranto, when upon a shoemaker, an acquaintarice at the zenith of his power, was one of hers, informed him of her situaday walking with an old friend along tion, and begged him to give her a the Quai de Tuileries, and pointed night's lodging. He cheerfully comas they passed to a building:“ Here;" | plied with her request, and a bed said he, " I once had a very narrow was allotted to her in a closet by the escape with my life. The Convention chamber, in' which the wife of the was sitting, and Robespierre presid- shoemaker slept. He himself lay in ed. I'ventured to differ from him. another room. They went to bed; With that look which you must re- ! but the traveller could not sleep--collect, and with a voice that still the place was strange and close, rings in my ears, he cried, or rather and she felt a sort of uneasiness, thundered forth,“ Duke 'of Otranto which she could not suppress. She
Fonché paused in evident con- rose therefore in the night, went fusion; and his friend acknowledged, into the chamber of the mistress of that he could not forbear laughing the house, awoke her, and told her inwardly at this curious anachronisin. I that she found it impossible to sleep 091KAUN :
"Biar in the adjoining closet.* Then lie of 1999), TRAGICAL MISTAKE.' down by me," said the good-natured
The following truly tragical event hostess; and the stranger did not is said to have recently happened in need a second invitation. Here her an village néar Berlin. A farmer's unpleasant feelings were dispelled, wife came to that city to receive one and she “soon fell fast asleep. The hundred dollars, and set out imme- bed was sinall, and the owner found diately on her return to her place herself crowded and overheated. of fabodes. As some delay had oc- Thinking to make it more comfortacurred in the payment of the money, ble for both, and to get some resť it was late in the evening when she herself, she softly left her own bed, reached the village of S-, which and went to that which her guest was four or five miles froin her home. had quitted. The shoeinaker had Thinking it not quite safe to pursue meanwhile formed the atrocious plan
wife came near Berlin. happened in /