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is he ;
When they are older grown, then they No gentle one near him, to home to are bolder grown,
endear him, Turning your temper, and spurning In sorrow to cheer him, no friend if
no guest; Girls through foolishness, passion, or No children to climb up-twould fill mulishness,
all my rhyme up, Parry your wishes and marry a fool; And take too much time up to tell Boys will anticipate, lavish, and dissi.
his despair ; pate,
Cross house-keeper meeting him, cheatAll that your busy pate, hoarded ing him, beating himo; with care ;
Bills pouring, maids scouring, deThen tell what jollity, fun, and frivolity, vouring his fare.
Equal in quality, Bachelor's Fare ? He has no one to put on, a shoe or THE MARRIED MAN'S FARE.
neck-button(A Parody on the Bachelor's Fare.)
Shirts mangled to rags-drawers Happy and free are a Married Man's
'stringless at knee; revelries,
The cook to his grief too, spoils púdCherrily, merrily, passes his life;
ding and beef too, He knows not the bachelor's revelries,
With overdone, underdone, undone devilries, Caressed by, and blessed by, his No son, still a treasure, in business or children and wife ;
leisure; From lassitude free too, sweet home
No daughter, with pleasure new still to flee to,
joys to prepare, * ' A pet on his knee. too, his kindness But old maids and cousins, kind to share,
souls! rush in dozens, A fire-side so cheery, the smiles of his
Relieving him soon of his Bachelor's deary,
. Fare. Oh! this, boys this, is the Married
He calls children asses, Sir, (the fox Man's Fare.
and the grapes, Sir,) Wife kind as an angel, sees things
And fain would he wed when his never range ill,
locks are like snow, Busy promoting his comfort around, But widows throw scorn out, and tell Dispelling dejection, with smiles of
him he's worn out, affection,
And maidens deriding him-No! Sympathizing, advising, when for
my love, no;" tune has frowned:
Old age comes with sorrow, with Old ones relating, droll stories ne'er
wrinkle, with furrow, sating,
No hope in to-morrow-none sym. Little ones prating, all strangers to
pathy spares; care;
And when unfit to rise up, he looks to Some romping, some jumping, some
the skies up, punching, some munching,
None close his old eyes up-he dias Economy dealing the Married Man's
and who cares ? Fare.
BENEDICT. Thus is each folly day, one lovely
TO CORRESPONDENT. holiday,
We are obliged to “Daul" for his Not so the bachelor, lonely depres- communication, but it will not suit
Select Biography. fleet, to whom young Parry was
recommended by a near relative of
the Admiral, and was permitted “No part of History is more in- to make trial of the naval service struetive and delightful than the Lives
under the immediate auspices of of great and worthy Men.”
that gallant officer. He, therefore,
joined the Ville de Paris, in
1803; and, during his probationCAPTAIN PARRY. ary year in this active scene, hiş
conduct was such as secured the To the Editor of the Oxford Entertaining Miscellany.
high opinion of both the officers and crew.
His intrepidity of
character was often displayed, and I perceive in your in- the deference he paid to his supeteresting Miscellany, that you riors, and his amiable attention have given publicity to the life to his equals, were constantly ma. and character of eminent persons nifested. The Rev. W. Morgan long since " gathered to their fa- (afterwards Chaplain of the Royal thers;" perhaps the following ac- Nayy Asylum, Greenwich,) was, count (from Time's Telescope), of at that time, Chaplain of the Ville this intrepid sailor, now on ano de Paris, and was particularly ther voyage of discovery, may not attentive to the younger part of be uninteresting to your readers; his charge. So that his classical and by inserting it you will oblige knowledge was increased at the Yours, &c.
same time; and these circumJACOBUS.
stances seem also to have riveted
more firmly the principles of vir1. “ William Edward Parry, the tue and religion, which had been fourth son of the late Dr. Parry, deeply impressed on his mind by was born at Bath, on the 19th of the care and attention of his paDecember, 1790, and received the rents.-It showed, too, that his rudiments of his education at the taste and disposition were suited granimar-school of that city, un- to the service to which he had der the care of the Rev. Nathaniel been introduced. In reference to - Morgan. Here he continued till this period, the testimony of Adhe was about twelve, pursuing his miral Cornwallis is decisive.. On studies with diligence, and upi- the fourth of August, 1804, he formly maintaining that deport- writes, “I never knew any one ment which gained him the regard so generally approved of. He of the 'master and his school-fel- will experience civility and kindlows. At that time Admiral Corn- ness from all, whilst he continues wallis commanded the channel to conduct bimself as he has done,
which I dare believe, will be as vented leaving that parallel by long as he lives.” The first three large masses of floating ice, and years he spent on board the". Ad- made the North Cape. The folmiral's ship, in the tedious and lowing January, Parry was disunprofitable task of blockading charged from the Alexandria, the French fleet in the harbour of and ordered to proceed to Halifax, Brest; a service in which he had in which station the years 1813 great opportunities of acquiring and 1814 were passed. In May, a knowledge of good discipline 1816, Parry was at the top of the and practical seamanship. ' . Admiralty list for promotion; and
In May, 1806, Parry joined the in June, was appointed first LieuTribune, 36 guns, then command tenant of the Niger, on the Halied by Captain Baker, and em- fax station. In consequence of a ployed off L'Orient. The acts of severe affliction experienced by service that presented themselves his father, Lieutenant Parry obat this period were reconnoitering, tained leave to return to England, and others, which belonged to and he arrived in May, 1817. He a bleckading party, into all of spent the summer in the vicinity which young Parry entered with of Bath, where his parent resided; his usual spirit and promptitude. and in the Autumn of that year, In April, 1808, Captain Baker was when the first of the late expedia appointed to the. Vanguard of 74 tions in search of the north-west guns, then in the Baltic, and passage to the Pacific Ocean was which Parry also joined the follow. contemplated, Lieutenant Parry ing month. On the 9th of January, was strongly recommended to the 1810, he was promoted to the Lords of the Admiralty ; in conTank of Lieutenant, and in Febru- sequence of which he was appointary, joined the Alexandria, com-ed to the Alerander, the second "manded by Capt. Quilliam. Soon ship destined to explore that pas after this, the subject of this me- sage, under the command of Capmoir began to study the situation of tain Ross. The particulars of the principal fixed stars in our he- this voyage are too well known to misphere, with a view of applying require repetition; and the result them to the purpose of finding the of the discussions which followed, latitude and longitude at night: was the appointment of a new erhe was also, at the same period, pedition to the same quarter, to sail employed in preparing charts of on the following spring. And, the northern navigation. The through Parry's conduct on the Alexandria was ordered to pro- former occasion, the present expen
ceed as far as 76 degrees of north dition was solely entrusted to his "latitude, and return with the last care and direction. The two ships of the whalers; but she was pre-|(Lieut. Parry, in the Hecla, and
A GERMAN STORY.
Lieut. Liddon, in the Griper), dle of fresh straw, were carried to left England in May, 1819, under the turret. the extreme degree of public in- Emilia received with rapture terest and anxiety. But although the tidings of her beloved lord, success did not crown their great whose embrace her beating heart and enterprising exertions, yet too long had missed. With the they set out again undaunted on a beauteous bloom of fervent desire second and even a third expedition, upon her cheek, she opened the which, we trust, will be crowned note, and read · with that success which the ardu- • The bearer hereof has orders ous endeavours of so daring and to bring you to me. enterprising an Officer deserves.
Great was Emilia's astonishment LOVE AND JEALOUSY.
at the dry laconic style of her husband, yet made she not a moment's hesitation to accompany the mes
senger. The journey was dif(Continued from page 201.) ficult to a lady in her state; Early on the following morning but Emilia, with the impatience of Count Z*** examined the castle, affection, forgot her burden, scarce searched into every corner, and allowed herself a few hours sleep dived into the lowest cellar. at night, and on the fourth evenAt the end of a lonely gallery, ing arrived safe at the castle.' • through which he heard the Her husband awaited her with. echo of his every step, he stum- in the walls of the dismal turret, bled against an old iron door, seated on the wooden chair, and which guarded the entrance to one ruminating on his misery. Emiof the four turrets at the corner of lia flew to embrace him.--with his the castle's roof. The door was clenched fist he struck her on the opened--a loathsome stench of breast, and felled her to the earth. long-confined air burst: through Heavens! whạt means this? the chasm. He entered--found cried the unfortunate Countess, four naked walls and some moul- and crept upon the straw. . The dered straw. For the first time Count spurned her from him. the Count's mouth was distended Monster,' roared he, in a tone of to a smile, but it was a grim dia. the most dreadful fury, “thou bolical smile. He silently quitted art unmasked. Here, here shalt the turret, and dispatched the ser- thou end a life of which I have not vant who had accompanied him, courage to deprive thee.' Oh, with a note to the Countess. In Heavens!" whimpered Emilia, the mean time, by his command, a spare at least the child which table, a wooden chair, and a bun- I bear.
With these words he forsook walls, for two long months, alle. the wretched Emilia, and locked viated her sorrows.
She pressed the door. Left to reflect in soli- the little cherub to her fond matude upon her 'misery and inno- ternal heart, and recommended it cence, doomed, with the purest to the care of the Almighty. She conscience, to the cruelest of pun- gazed at it, thought she saw it ishments; Emilia sunk upon her smile, and forgot her misfortunes. knees, and prayed to that Being But, alas ! scarce had she regainwho reads in our hearts, as in an ed her strength, when the gardenopen book, to tear from the eyes er’s wife tore the infant from her of her husband, her still, much lov- arms, and locked the prison.-ed husband, the bandage woven · Jesu ·Maria !' exclaimed poor by infernal calumny. The night Emilia; leave me at least my crows shrieked during her prayer, child,'—she fell to the earth in a and the ear of inexorable fate swoon, and, when she awoke, seemed deaf to the sighs of suffer- prayed to God for death. ing innocence.
Her inexorable husband would On the noon of the succeeding not even see the child. He sent day, bread and water were admin- it to the wife of a boor, and istered to her through a hole. ordered it to be educated as an She salted the bread with her orphan. The gardener's wife tears, and her heart almost broke quitted Emilia two weeks after with melancholy.
her delivery, the Count returned She had begged that she might to the city, and the wretched vicbe allowed writing' materials, but tim remained a prey to consumthey had been denied. By chance ing misery more than three years. she found in her pocket a little It was at this time that Baron blue silk and a needle. She wash-|T. --, her brother, a major in the ed her handkerchief, and sewed Brunswick service, returned from upon it these words :-"I am America; he loved his sister sininnocent. Save me and our cerely and Count' Z*** had been child.”
the friend of his early years. He She sent the handkerchief to therefore, as soon as possible after her husband. The deluded wretch his return, obtained leave of tore and returned it. A burning sabsence, for a few months, and tear fell from Emilia's eye upon hastened to embrace his relations. it. :'
Accustomed to see his brother's Emilia was attended by the old house the seat of every pleasure; gardener's wife, and was delivered accustomed there to find an enter of a daughter. The first cry of taining circle of both sexes,
sexes, drawn this child, the first sound which together by the Count's affability she had heard within these dreadfull and hospitality, he was not a little