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him, Walpole carefully collected and reset in his outward proprieties be invaded, but they would correspondence. He was eminently and wholly be finfluenced somewhat by a dread of the consea man of fashion. He luxuriated away a life of quences. For a couple of Englishmen of the seventy-two years in clubs and conversation, in class in question would, I am sorry to say, not the House of Commons, and the card-rooms at be quite safe company for ladies, even at another Arthur's. Lord Holland knew his worth as a table. All workingmen do not get drunk, but friend, when, on his being confined to his bed, some of them do; and it would be quite on the he heard that George Selwyn had called. “The cards that there would be more beer ordered, and next time Mr. Selwyn calls,” said his lordship, more after that, and that the tone of the conver“show him up. If I am alive, I shall be de. sation would not be suitable for ears polite. The lighted to see him; if I am dead, he'll be de- British workman is a fine, manly, honest fellow, lighted to see me.”—From Colburn's New Month- but he has a broad way of expressing himself, ly Magazine.
particularly after a little beer, and he is very apt to use words, in a perfectly harmless sense, of a
very offensive character. In this respect he has Class DISTINCTIONS.—One effect of education his representative among French workmen-the and breeding is to make their possessor shrink
least civilized of whom do not venture into mixed from intimate contact with those so beneath him in rank as to retain their rough natures; and society—but it will be certainly found that the
class generally in France have great social supehence the cold and exclusive bearing of the gene- riority over the class generally in England. ral mass of educated Englishmen-Englishmen From The Gentleman's Magazine. more especially than Irishmen or Scotchmen ; for among the latter there still exists a sort of feudal respect for rank and birth, which is only barbarians may quarrel without much skill in the
THE ART OF QUARRELLING. Savages and partially represented in our counties, and in our towns not at all. Thus it is that the Englishman often nor at all elaborately.
art of doing so. They need not disagree very intrenches himself within his reserve: the social
But for anything equality which prevails in France, and even in
like polished life, where quarrelling has to go on more aristocratic countries, being among us un
nearly perpetually, more ability is needed. A known. In France, even under a Republic, there
few cases there are of persons so gifted by nature is less political liberty than in England; but there
that they can quarrel, as it were, by instinct.
The very smallest provocation will serve their is a far greater amount of social liberty, and the people, in consequence, are more free and more
purpose. They can prolong an occasion to the self-respecting. Take, as a general example, the
uttermost; and end the affair triumphantly. But manner in which nearly all classes in France ordinary people cannot trust to their unaided cameet, if they do not mix, in their ordinary life— pacities in that way; they need helps, rules, as
certained modes. It is shameful that after all in their recreations especially. Along the boule
these ages of practice, and in spite of a new spevards you will see ouvriers taking their bocks of
cial department—that of theological controversy beer next to some of the most pretentious dandies in Paris-men of rank perhaps, of position cer
—we can scarcely be said to have a smattering tainly—and nobody is so exclusive as to be an
even of the right principles of such an art. The noyed by their presence. Inside the restaurant
only thing persons in general do as badly as quar. or café there is the same mingling; and there relling is being amiable. There are those who in
displaying affection are more awkward, excessive, also you may see-not perhaps, ladies in the society sense of the term, but sufficiently respecta- But for that there is some excuse.
and ludicrous, than in managing their differences.
We have not ble members of the sex, to which the most exclusive ladies must belong—who are not at all dis- altogether, it is of much less importance than
so much practice in being friendly; and, taken composed by the presence of their humbler neighbors, who play their cards and dominoes in a sa
quarrelling.–Chambers's Journal. loon full of mirrors and gilding, and consume their chcap refreshments with a full sense of hav
MEMORY. ing as much right to be there as anybody else. Consider what would happen in London, in say,
How oft, in silence, secretly, alone,
We wander back along the travelled road St. James's Hall, if a couple of British workmen
Of life which lies behind us! There we strode took possession of a table next to a party of ladies With buoyant step; and there, with many a groan, and gentlemen eating Neapolitan ices-called for We picked a painful way from stone to stone, two half pints of beer, and proceeded to discuss
Which barred our path: one while a weary hill
Defeated ardor; then, again, a rill that beverage in the interval of discussion of an
In brightness cheered us. All are past and gone, oral kind. Supposing that the waiter served them But not forgotten. Standing, as we seem, —which he certainly would not-the ladies and Beside the wall which hides futurity, gentlemen would feel highly scandalized and an
The long-lost past behind us gives a hope
And faithful promise of security, noyed, and would leave the house as soon as
But none of ease; or else there were no scope possible. And not only would their sense of the For trust in God, and life were but a dream.