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ANAGRAM

Anecdote of sir Christopher Wren On the name of Horatio Nelson.

and king Charles II.

Sir Christopher Wren was a man The following anagram is, per- of small stature. When king Charles haps, the neatest and most pointed II. came to see the hunting palace one extant, and cannot be too gene. he had built at Newmarket, he rally known. The christian and sur

thought the rooms too low. Sir Chrisname of the late hero of the Nile topher walked about them, and lookand Trafalgar, make exactly the ing up, replied: “ Sir, and please following Latin words:

your majesty, I think they are high

enough.” The king squatted down Honor est a Nilo.

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to sir Christopher's height and Honour is from the Nile.

creeping about in that posture, Thirteen letters, exactly the same

cried: Aye, sir Christopher, I as in the name of Horatio Nelson, think they are high enough. ' which forms a happy coincidence and allusion; for had he been chris

THE MASKED JEW. tened Horace, or Horatius, the At one of the masquerades lately anagram could not obtain; and far- given at the Margate theatre, a ther, had he not gained the victory gentleman, who appeared in the of the Nile, it still would have been character of a Jew, came up to an defective; but as it is, it is, perhaps, officer, and asked to purchase his the happiest and most complete that sword. The officer indignantly reever was produced; and it is justly plied: “ Be careful, sir: that sword attributed to the ingenious and will fight of itself.The humorous learned Dr. Burney, of Greenwich. Israelite rejoined: That is the Had this anagram been previously sword that just suits you." discovered, it would have been a motto for his lordship's arms, equal- MILANESE PHYSICIAN. ly, if not more in point than the

A physician at Milan, who took present:

care of insane persons, on their bePalmam qui meruit ferat.” ing guilty of any irregularity, used “Let him bear the palm who has de

to have them placed up to the chin, served it.”

or knees, in a stinking pond, according to the degrees of their fault.

One of these persons who had unANECDOTE OF REMBRANDT. dergone this discipline, and was Rembrandt, being in want of money, allowed to walk about the yard, and finding his works of heavy vent, 'meeting a gentleman with his put into the newspapers that he was hounds coming through, he addressdead, and advertised a publick sale ed the sportsman: “ What are those of the finished and unfinished paint- dogs, for?” “ To catch hares," reings in his house. Crowds flocked to plied the gentleman. “ And what do the auction, eager to possess one of they cost you by the year?” “ Two the last efforts of so great a master. hundred pounds, including servants The meanest sketch sold at a price, and horses.” “ And what is the vawhich entire pictures had never lue of the hares you kill in a twelvefetched before. After collecting the

month?” “ About forty pounds, perproceeds, Rembrandt came to life haps, or less," replied the gentleman. again; but the Dutch, who resent " Ride away, then, as fast as you can,” improbity even in genius, never said the madman, “ for if the doctor would employ him after his resur- finds you here, you will soon be in rection.

that pond up to your chin.”

a

FOX-CHASE IN THE STREETS OF sion through Scotch street, Church WHITEHAVEN.

street, Lowther street, and Cross A brace of American foxes, much street, where he sought refuge; but admired for their handsome figure, was opposed in his design by a host and particularly on account of their of damsels. who ever-and-anon branenormous bushy tails, have, for some dished both mops and brooms at him. time, been kept in Fox-lane, where Twice he made the tour of Church they were properly attended. One street-at last, with about a hundred morning lately, in order that they people at his heels. Thus closely might the more freely receive some pursued, he returued into Mr. Fursustenance that was offered to them, nass's leather-shop, secreting himthey were' uncoupled. At this op- self underneath a bale of leatherportunity, one of them conceived the where he was taken. On being redesire to take an airing; he sprang stored to his den, he was received past his keeper, and in less than with great joy, and even congratula. half a minute cleared a wall twelve tion, by his companion. feet high. He made a rapid excur

POETRY.

HOME.

Strows with fresh flowers the narrow way [By James Montgomery.]

of life;

In the clear heaven of hier delightful eye, There is a land, of every land the pride,

An angel-guard of loves and graces lie; Beloved by heaven o'er all the world be

Around her knees domestick duties meet, side;

And fireside pleasures gambol at her feet. Where brighter suns dispense serener “ Where shall that land, that spot of earth light,

be found ?" And milder moons emparadise the night; Art thou a man?-a patriot ?--look around; A land of beauty, virtue, valour, truth,

0, thou shalt find, howe'er thy footsteps Time-tutored age; and love-exalted

roam, youth:

That land thy country, and that spot thy The wandering mariner, whose eye ex- home!

plores
T'he wealthiest isles, the most enchanting
shores,

A BALLAD,
Views not a realm so bountiful and fair,
Nor breaths the spirit of a purer air;

UPON THE LOSS OF SIR THOMAS TROWIn every clime the magnet of his soul,

BRIDGE, IN THE BLENHEIM, Touched by remembrance, trembles to

[By James Montgomery.] that pole;

A vessel sailed from Albion's shore, For in this land of heaven's peculiar grace, To utmost India bound; The heritage of nature's noblest race, Its creșt a hero's pendant bore, There is a spot of earth supremely blest, With broad sea-laurels crowned A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest, In many a fierce and noble fight, Where man, creation's tyrant, casts aside Though foiled on that Egyptian night, His sword and scepcre, pageantry and When Gallia's host was drowned, pride,

And Nelson o'er his country's foes, While in his softened looks benignly Like the destroying angel rose.

blend The sire, the son, the husband, father, A gay and gallant company, friend:

With shouts that rend the air, Here woman reigns; the mother, daugh. For warriour-wreaths upon the sea, ter, wife,

Their joyful brows prepare:

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Two of a Trade can ne'er agree,
"Tis that which makes you sore;
I fish for flat-fish in the sea,
And you upon the shore."

But not to crush the vaunting foe,
In combat on the main,

Nor perish by a glorious blow,

In mortal triumph slain,

*The Cape of Good Hope, formerly called the Cape of Storms. See CAMOENS' Lysiud, book y.

A MODERN LOVE SONNET. Than nectar of the gods-a choicer treat MORE fragrant far than musk or berga. Than rich deserts when we at Bentley's

dine; mot, Or Seville's golden fruit the sense that

Or all the odours of perfumer's shop draws,

Which hail the sense while passing each Or May dew in the morning early got,

gay street; Or milk of roses in a China vase,

And still more delicate than mutton chop, Is Mary's balmy breath!-more passing The neck, the lips, the cheeks of her i

claim sweet Her mien; herair more sprightly is and gay My beauteous fair; and yet plain Poll's

her name. Than Champagne sparkling, or

Lisbon vine;

sweet

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