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verdure, which enclose the town on ordered coffee and a variety of refresh. every side, except towards the main.
But no sooner had the Pacha The fine climate of this isle, the pro- landed his forces, about six thousand men, fusion of delicious fruits, the beauty of its than he gave the signal for the massacre. women, and the friendly and hospitable The details given me afterwards by Sciutes character of the people, caused it to be who had escaped, were enough to harrow preferred by travellers to any other of the up the soul. During the massacre, the Greek islands. In the evening, when the Turks, exhausted, sheathed at times their setting sun was resting on the craggy bloody sabres and ataghans, and, seated mountains and the rich gardens at their beneath the trees on the shore, took their feet, the shores and the shaded promenades pipes and coffee, chatted, or fell asleep in around the town were filled with the the shade. In the course of a few hours Greek population, among which were they rose refreshed, and began to slay multitudes of the gay and handsome wo- indiscriminately all who came in their men of Scio, distinguished for their frank way. It was vain to implore mercy ; the and agreeable manners.
young and gay Sciotes, but a few days On landing, we went to the Consul's before the pride of the islands, found house: he was a Sciote, and received us their loveliness no shield then, but fell with much civility. His wife and daugh- stabbed before their mothers' eyes, or ter, who were both very plain, made their flying into the gardens, were caught by appearance, and sweetmeats and fruit, their long and braided tresses, and quickly with coffee, were handed round. The day despatched. The wild and confused cries was sultry, and the water-melons and of pain and death were mingled with the oranges, which were in great abundance, fierce shouts of Mohammed and vengeance; were very refreshing. The unfortunate the Greek was seen kneeling for pity, or Sciotes were the most effeminate and ir. fying with desperate speed, and the resolute of all the Greeks. The merchants Turkish soldier rushing by with his lived in a style of great luxury, and the reeking weapon, or holding in his hand houses of many of them were splendidly some head dripping with blood. The furnished. From the commencement of close of day brought little reprieve; the the revolution, they contrived to preserve moonlight spreading, vividly over the a strict neutrality; and, though often town, the shores, and the rich groves of implored and menaced by their country. fruit-trees, rendered escape or concealment men, refused to fight for the liberties of almost impossible. But, as the work of Greece, or risk the drawing on themselves death paused at intervals from very weari. the vengeance of the Turks. So well had ness, the loud sounds of horror and car. they kept up appearances, that the Otto- nage sunk into those of more hushed and man fleet never molested them: till, un.
bitter woe. The heart-broken wail of fortunately, one day a Greek leader parents over their dying and violated entered the harbour with some ships, child—the hurried and shuddering tones having a body of troops on board, who of despair of those to whom a few hours were landed to attack the citadel, in which would bring inevitable death—the cry of was a small Turkish garrison; and the the orphan and widowed around the manSciotes, fancying the hour of freedom was gled forms of their dearest relatives, come, passed from one extreme to the mingled with curses on the murderer, other, rose tumultuously, and joined the went up to heaven! But the pause for troops. The fort was soon taken, and mourning was short-the stillness of the the garrison, together with the Turks night was suddenly broken by the clash who were in the town, was put to the of arms and the dismal war-cry of the sword. This was scarcely accomplished, Ottoman soldiery “ Death!-death to the when the Ottoman fleet entered the har- Greeks—to the enemies of the Prophet bour; and the Greek forces, who had Allah il Allah;”—and the Capitan Pacha come from Samos, too inferior in number in the midst, with furious gestures, urged to cope with them, instantly embarked, on his troops to the slaughter. Every and took to flight, leaving the island to house and garden were strewed with its fate. Those islanders who had taken corpses : beneath the orange-trees, by the part with them, consisted chiefly of the fountain side, on the rich carpet, and the lower orders, and two hundred of the marble pavement, lay the young, the chief merchants and magistrates repaired beautiful, and the aged, in the midst of on board the ship of the Capitan Pacha, their loved and luxuriant retreats. Day and made the most solemn protestations after day passed ; and lying as they fell, of innocence, and unqualified submission alone, or in groups, no hand bore them to the Porte. The admiral received them to their graves, while survivors yet rewith great civility, expressed himself mained to perish. At last, when all was willing to forget all that had passed, and over, they were thrown in promiscuous
heaps, the senator and the delicate and visit or to describe our own lovely scenery. richly attired woman of rank mingled with Then Devonshire and Derbyshire, Wales the lowest of the populace, into large pits and Westmoreland, must per forćc excite dug for the purpose, which served as eostasies and employ pens;
then exagger. universal sepulchres.
ation will succeed indifference, Mont Twenty thousand are computed to have Blanc bow to Ben Nevis, and Milan
Cathedral shrink before York Minster. perished during the few days the massacre lasted. Happy were the few who could Rather than not add his mite to the pass the barrier of rocky mountains, be- mountain of books that is overwhelming yond which they were for the time secure, our land, a predestined author would or were received into some of the boats accomplish his fate hy publishing “ First and vessels on the coast, and thus snatched Impressions on Box-hill,” or “ Reminisfrom their fate. It was my fortune after cences of Clapham Common.”—Ibid. wards to meet several times with these fugitives, wandering in search of an asy CATCH FROM THE GERMAN. lum ; so pale, worn, and despairing, they CASSINI, that uncommon man, presented a picture of exquisite misery- In vain Heaven's azure depth doth sca),
New stars in it to see: girls of a tender age on foot, sinking be
The reason's plain---he pores and thinks, neath the heat and toil of the way, yet
And pores again ; but never drinks striving to keep up with the horses that His wine like you and me. bore the sick and disabled of the party : We know far better ; we can sit and mothers with their infants whom Astronomers 'midst wine and wit they had saved, while their husbands and Without or toil or trouble ;
And then, when through our glass we pore sons had perished. One who had been
New stars we see ne'er seen before; a lady in her own land, weeping bitterly,
And, hark ye friend, I'll tell thee more related to me the murder of all her chil. We see each old star double. dren, who were five young men. Many a young Sciote woman was to be seen, THE PRAISE OF EATING. her indulgent home lost for ever, her YE sons of the platter give ear beauty and vivacity quite gone, with
Venter habet aures, they say, haggard and fearful looks seeking in other
The praise of good eating to hear,
You'll never be out of the way; lands for friends whom she might never
But with knives sharp as razors, and stomachs find. New Monthly Magazine.
as keen, Stand ready to cut through the fat and the lean--
Through the fat and the lean --TRAVELLING.
Sit ready to cut through the fat and the lean. Gorng abroad is now so common and so The science of eating is old, vulgar that it is almost more genteel to
Its antiguity no man can doubt,
Though Adam was squeamish, we're told, stay at home; and a person who has tra Eve soon found a dainty bit out; velled the five hundred miles out of Eng- Then with knives sharp as razors, and stomachus land, which constitute capability for the
as keen, Travellers' Club, is much less of a curi.
Our passage et's cut through the fat and the lean.-
&c. &c. osity than one who has travelled the same distance in it. The cataracts of the Nile
Through the world, from the West to the East,
Whether City, or Country, or Court, are better known than the Falls of the
There's no honest man, whether Laic or Priest, Clyde ; those rave about St. Peter's who But with pleasure partakes in the sport, never saw St. Paul's; and like the Scotch.
And with knife sharp as razor, and stomach as man who hurried home from Italy to see
His passage doth cut through the fat and the a magnificent view on his own estate, of lean--
&c. &c. which he had first received intelligence They may talk of their roast and their boiled, from a foreigner-so Englishmen will be They may talk of their stew and their fry, put to the blush at Versailles and St.
I am gentle simplicity's child, Denis by puzzling questions about Wind.
And I dote on a West-Riding pie, sor and Westminster Abbey. A book in
While with knife sharp as razor, and stomach as
keen, praise of our own country is perhaps the
I splash through the crust to the fat and the only sort of book that would not pay
&c. &c. the expenses of publication; it would
Blackwood's Magazine. have the dullness of a sonnet to one's wife, and the insipidity of English wines ; it
THE MISERIES OF A would be as little purchased as British
BACHELOR. lace, and as little regarded as an appeal I would not advise any single gentlein behalf of British manufacturers. Not till war again closes the Continent, and distress. Bachelors are discontented, and
man hastily to conclude that he is in tourists and travellers are thrown out of take wives ; footmen are ambitious, and foreign employ, will they condescend to take eating-houses. What does either
party gain by the change ? “We know," And, at Christmas !--Oh! it was no the wise man has said, “ what we are; longer dealing with ones and twos ! - The but we know not what we may be.” whole hundred, on the day after that fes
In estimating the happiness of house, tival, rose up, by concert, to devour me! holders, I had imagined all tenants to be Dustmen, street-keepers, lamplighters, like myself-mild, forbearing, punctual, turncocks-postmen, beadles, scavengers, and contented; but I “ kept house chimney-sweeps—the whole
pathree years, and was never out of hot rochial servitorship was at my gate before water the whole time! I did manage, eleven at noon. after some trouble, to get fairly into a Then the waits” came-two sets! creditable mansion-just missing one, by and fought which should have “ my a stroke of fortune, which had a brazier's bounty.” Rival patroles disputed wheshop at the back of it, and was always ther Í did or did not lie within their shewn at hours when the workmen were 66 beat.” At one time there was a doubt gone to dinner-and sent a notice to the as to which, of two parishes, I belonged papers,
that a bachelor of sober habits, to; and I fully expected that (to make having a larger residence than he sure) I should have been visited by the wanted,” would dispose of half of it to a collectors from both ! Meantime the family of respectability. But the whole knocker groaned, until very evening, unworld seemed to be, and I think is, in a der the dull, stunning, single thumpsplot to drive me out of my senses. In each villain would have struck, although the first ten days of my new dignity, I it had been upon the head of his own was visited by about twenty tax-gatherers, grandfather !—of bakers, butchers, tallowhalf of them with claims that I had never chandlers, grocers, fish-mongers, poul. heard of, and the other half with claims terers, and oilmen! Every ruffian who exceeding my expectations. The house. made his livelihood by swindling me holder seemed to be the minister's very through the whole year, thought himself milch cow—the positive scape-goat of the entitled to a peculiar benefaction (for h whole community! I was called on for robberies) on this day. And house-tax, window-tax, land-tax, and servants'-tax! Poor's-rate, sewers’-rate,
" Host! now by my life I sourn the name !" pavement-rate, and scavengers’-rate! Í All this was child's play-bagatelle, I had to pay for watering streets on which protest, and “ perfumed,” to what I had other people walked—for lighting lamps to go through in the “letting off” of my which other people saw by—for maintain. dwelling! The swarm of crocodiles that asing watchmen who slept all night and for sailed me on every fine day—three-fourths building churches that I never went into. of them to avoid an impending shower, And I never knew that the country was or to pass away a stupid morning-_in the taxed till that moment !-these were but shape of stale dowagers, city coxcombs, a few of the “ dues” to be sheared off “professional gentlemen,” and “ single from me.
There was the clergyman of ladies !” And all (except a few that the parish, whom I never saw, sent to me were swindlers) finding something wrong at Easter for an offering.” There was about my arrangements! Gil Blas' mule, the charity-school of the parish, solicited which was nothing but faults, never had “ the honour” of my subscription and half so many faults as my house. Carlsupport.” One scoundrel came to inform ton Palace, if it were to be « let” to-mora me that I was “ drawn for the militia ;” row, would be objected to by a tailor. and offered to “get me off," on payment One man found my rooms “ too small;" of a sum of money. Another rascal ino another thought them rather “ too large;" sisted that I was " chosen constable;" a third wished they had been loftier; a and actually brought the insignia of office fourth, that there had been more of them. to my door. Then I had petitions to One lady hinted a sort of doubt, “ wheread (in writing) from all the people who ther the neighbourhood was quite respectchose to be in distress personal beggars, able ;” another asked, “ if I had any who penetrated into my parlour, to send children;" and, then, “ whether I would to Bridewell, or otherwise get rid of. bind myself not to have any during her Windows were broken, and “nobody” stay !". Two hundred, after detaining had “done it.” The key of the street me an hour, had called only “for friends. door was lost, and “ nobody” had “had Ten thousand went through all the parit.” Then my cook stopped up the kit- ticulars, and would “call again to-morchen“ sink ;" and the bricklayers took a row.” At last there came a lady who month to open it. Then my gutter ran gave the coup-de-grace to my.
6 houseover, and flooded my neighbour's garret; keeping;” she was a clergyman's widow, and I was scrved with notice of an action she
said, from Somersetshire_if she had for dilapidation.
been an officer's," I had suspected her;
but, in an evil hour, I let her in ; and — who told him, It was an easy thing to she had come for the express purpose of write like a madman.' No,' said he, marrying me!
• it is very difficult to write like a mad. The reader who has bowels, they will man; but it is very easy to write like a yearn for my situation. Nolo conjugarı!*
Lee wrote his tragedy of Alexander I exclaimed in agony; but what could while in Bedlam. One night when he
was employed about it by moonlight, a serve against the ingenuity of woman ? cloud passing along, covered part of the She seduced me—escape was hopeless... room, so as to make it almost dark, when morning, noon, and night! - She heard a
Lee exclaimed, “ Arise, Jupiter, and mouse behind the wainscot, and I was
snuff the moon !” No sooner had he called in to scare it. Her canary bird got spoken, than the cloud instantly covered loose_would I be so good as to catch it? the whole face of the moon, so as to make I fell sick, but was soon glad to get well it quite dark ; when he exclaimed again, again; for she sent five times a-day to
ye envious Gods, you've snuffed it ask if I was better, besides pouring in
I. S. plates of blanc mange, jellies, cordials, raspberry vinegars, fruits fresh from the ANECDOTE OF HENRY IV. OP country, and hasty-puddings made by her
FRANCE. own hand. And, at last, after I had resisted all the constant borrowing of books, DURING the league, Henry having laid the eternal interchange of newspapers, siege to the town of Chartres, the besieged and the daily repair of crow-quills, the after a long resistance came to the resoopinions upon wine, the corrections of lution of surrendering themselves. The hackney coachmen, and the recommen- magistrate, on his appearing before the dation of a barber to the poodle dog ;-at conqueror, began a tedious harangue last-Oh! the devil take all wrinkled which he had been for some time medi. stair-carpets, stray pattens, and bits of tating, by declaring that the city in suborange-peel dropped upon the ground! misssion to his majesty, acknowledged Mrs. F
- sprained her ankle, and fell his divine and his human rights; “ Add" down at my very drawing-room door! says Henry, interrupting him and quick
to the All the women in the house were bribed ening his pace to enter the town, _there was not one of them in the way! rights also of my cannon. My footman, my only safe-guard, was sent off that minute for a doctor !--I was
ON MISS LOVE. not married; for so much, let Providence
LOVE is lovely in each feature, be praised !
Formed for love at first by NATURE, Animus meminisse horret.
Lovely LOVE all praise excel, I can't go through the affair! But, about Love alone her fame can tell. six months after, I presented Mrs. F
HENR". with my house, and every thing in it, and determined never again—as a man's only protection against female cupidity- SEVERAL articles intended for the present aum
TO CORRESPONDENTS. to possess even a pair of small-clothes
ber are unavoidably deferred until our next. that I could legally call my own. Ibid. Numerous communications have reached us, • Was this Latin or Yorkshire ?---C.N.
which shall be acknowledged in a future number.
The Book alluded to by F. M. L. has been
left at our publishers for him, many weeks ago. The Gatherer.
We are sorry he has had any trouble on the subject.
We never insert Acrostics.
W. H.M. in an early number, “I am but a Gatherer and disposer of other
Henri shall have insertion. men's stuff."...Wootton.
Edric has been received,
Will Kiow state the title or subject of the ANECDOTE OF NAT LEE.
articles he inquires after. We cannot under.
take to keep every tritie sent to us. DRYDEN, in a letter to Dennis, the injure the cause he wishes to serve.
We thank Observer, but his letter would only critic, relates the following anecdote of Acrostics and Charades are inadmissible. Lee, the dramatic poet, who was confined Glasguensis is received, and shall have atten. four years in Bedlam; but though he tion, regained his liberty, yet he never tho
The Lady's Address to her Scholars does not
suit our Journal. roughly recovered his senses.
“ I remember poor Nat Lee, who was then on the verge of madness, yet made a
Printed and Published by J. LINBIRD, sober and a witty answer to a bad poet,
143, Strand, (near Somerset House,) and sold by all Ncwsmen and Booksellers.
LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION. No. LXXIX.] SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 1824.
THE city of Edinburgh is not only one Majesty in 1822 ; New Battle Abbey,
appropriately neat, but not so high, creature but the sheep feeding on the are attached to the main building. The mountain, and the hawks and ravens Castle being situated rather low, does not winging their flight among the rocks. command a very extensive prospect, nor
The country residences in the vicinity can it be seen at any great distance. The of Edinburgh are also numerous. There grounds are very tastefully laid out. are Duddington House, the seat of the Melville Castle is the seat of Robert, Marquis of Abercorn ; Cragmillar Castle, Viscount Melville, who is at present, and which has stood for at least six centuries, has been for some time, first Lord of the and was once the residence of Mary, Queen Admiralty. The title was conferred on of Scots ; Dalkeith House, where the his father, the celebrated Henry Dundas, young Buccleugh entertained his present in 1802. VOL. III. R