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very poetical mood, wished both the Arab sailors | these, I was informed by a Jew at Cairo, they and Venetian gondoliers at **** I won't say sometimes find stones of value, that must have where. Alleck was despatched to the town to been washed from the mountains of Abyssinia, and inquire for a guide, and procure eggs. We com- carried down by the Nile. menced washing—that is to say, myself and my Our party made a halt, our guides threw off English friend; but Monsieur D. forestalled his their clothes, and, with the assistance of the sash morning labors by a tune on that diabolical fiddle. worn round the waist, I descended, followed by a It was found broken one day, and right glad was guide. On arriving, however, at the bottom, 1 I of it-it put an end to the music for a time. In could not discover, at the first instant, where in half an hour, just as the sun began to peep over the name of fortune our direction would be ; but the sand-hills of the desert, as is 't was a novelty as the eye became accustomed to the change of to him, our breakfast was announced-boiled rice, light, I observed a small hole, just large enough dates, figs, coffee, eggs, and new bread--and to admit a person to enter by lying fat on 'his we did justice to it. Shortly after, our guides chest. The place had a disagreeable smell, difmade their appearance, and informed us that the ferent from any mummy-pit I remember; and pits were on the other side of the river, at Amabdi. what did not enhance its general appearance, was This was soon obviated. We cast loose, and got a number of large black insects crawling about. into the stream, and a few minutes took us to ilte The Arab lit some wax candles, motioned to me, other side, where we found the boat of an English and at once placing himself flat on the ground, exgentleman, who was returning from India, but, by tending his arm with the candle, commenced to an injury to his arm, from a fall from his camel at enter this mysterious abode of silence. I followed, Thebes, had been an invalidhad put himself and then there was room for the rest of my friends under an Arab doctor, been cupped with a cow to come down. Mr. N. declined the attempt, as horn, and martyred with certain little insecis his arm was far from well. We proceeded; the which make the acquaintance of strangers with passages being tortuous, and the bats most numergreat pertinacity. He was a gentleman of consid- ous, insomuch that at times we feared they would erable information, and fond of pursuits of a much extinguish the lights. We soon, however, arrived higher nature than ordinary travellers. In geology at a small chamber, when we left off practising and botany he had made considerable advance ; our lizard-like exercise, and began to look at one and many pleasant evenings I had spent with him another, and to rest for a second ; but en avant. in Upper Egypt, generally gaining much valuable We now changed our previous order: my stout information. Our meeting was a pleasure; and, friend G. went before : the passage became naron his hearing our intention of visiting the croco- rower, insomuch that more than one or two bats dile pits, he requested permission to join our party : that were hanging to the roof came to an untimely of course we were most happy.
end by being squeezed to death by the backs or The guides informed us it was necessary to take the foremost of our party; and poor G., who was arms, as in the desert there were some very bad much the stoutest of our 'set,' in one place stuck men; and soon the inhabitants of Amabdi saw us fast and firm. My laugh was unavoidable ; but it loading guns, flourishing sabres, &c. But now sounded strange to the ear, as it echoed through came the most difficult part-as to the reward of our the long passage. By dint of much exertion he swathy servitors. After much banter, noise, and got free ; and once more we came to a chamber Disture, we agreed to give them thirty piastres ; of rather large dimensions, the roof ornamented se), forming a line of march, our party advanced, with hieroglyphics. Several small holes surconsisting of about fifteen persons, guides, boal-rounded it : our guides fixed on one, and we again nen, ourselves, &c. Our way lay along the continued our route. The heat was tremendous ; plain, through beautiful clover-fields, the fragrance and it was with no small pleasure we found ourof which was most grateful; its luxuriant growth selves in a vast cavern, the roof of which I could astonishing. Half an hour brought us to the mar- not well see with our small means of lighting it. gin of the desert; and it is curious to see what a We sat down on some large blocks of stone, and positive line vegetation makes with the sand: just began to take hreaih, for our exertions had been as far as the waters rise during the inundation, great. The guides, who looked like two fiends you have rich fertility ; but past that, eternal from the infernal regions, began to undo a piece sand.
of wood, (made from the fibre of the date ;) this · Our path lay by a ruined convent, long deserted; they tied to a large stone, then commenced searchand then we began to ascend the hills, which are ing about for the entrance to the next passage. here of considerable height—some thousand feet. All this caused a suspicion on my mind, and I deWe found abundance of shells in the rocks : the termined to mark the passages as we entered and echinus was common. We kept on loading our as we left them. I think, in the sequel, I, as well guides, and should have had a very pretty muse- as my companions, had much reason to be thankful um, if the cunning rascals had not kept throwing for this precaution. away in nearly the same proportion as we gave We went once more creeping, the last Arab them. Having crossed the hills, we came once taking in his hand the cord, and came to chamber more into the sandy plain, bounded by hills in the No.Ă. Here large blocks of stone formed the distance—the peculiar character of most deserts. ground, until a chasm, the depth of which I know Our guides now pointed to a small spot in the not, presented itself. We summoned our courage wide expanse ; this was the mouth of the pit, and and our strength to jump it, and all gained the the object of our search. On arriving at it, I found other side: it was a place, to use the words of a a perpendicular hole, or shaft, of perhaps fifteen favorite author of mine, (Forsyth,) that curiosity or eighteen feet, partly covered by a large block might stand appalled to gaze within.' We entered of stone, and the entrance surrounded by numbers another passage, which led us to the largest chamof fragments of crocodiles, as also a great number ber we had yet been in. Here it was discovered of small pebbles, which that animal at times swal- that the cord had broken-the thread to our labylows-I believe to assist digestion. Amongst rinth gone! The two guides began now looking
about for the next passage, but in vain : amongst my situation, and if the worst came to the worst, the many they could not determine. They entered our entertainment promised nothing better than some, and then came out again : we heard them eating our lean, dry, brown Arabs up-and that shouting to one another, as the voices of some was not exactly the thing one would like. These demons, but all to no purpose. We sat with pa- reflections came into my head as I was poking it tience; we had been under ground an hour, or very into one hole after the other : and how I regretted nearly so; our candles began to burn short; our the wax that kept on falling drop after drop; patience, much like our candles, could not continue how we may want it in this infernal petrified reforever. The guides began crying, beating them gion ! selves, and performing a very pretty farce; but it! We had gone on nearly round the chamber, would not get us on, and we made them signs to when all seemed hopeless. There remained but return; but in this we were as unfortunate. Pas- one or two holes more. A shout of joy broke sages on all sides of the chamber, they knew not from us both : there was the paper! But was it which to take ; and now came the full horrors of possible we had entered by that little hole? It our situation before us. We might have strayed must be so. It was truly so small, that we had so far from the right path, that in case of our overlooked it in our former search, and not refriend and servants seeking us—and they had no garded it as we crawled into the cavern. Huzza ! guide—they might not find us. Where and to Poke up those black devils, and come along, my what may not these passages lead? How far may boy! In our joy, the Arabs were more frightened they continue? And to what extent? These than before : they must have thought it was our were questions which forced themselves upon our song previous to a cannibal feast. But how the minds. Our candles went on burning, and, much rascals showed their teeth when they saw us light like time to the ill-fated man about to be executed, the candles, and begin the crawling exercise ! each moment shortens both. Truly our consterna- With our passage out I will not inflict the reader: tion was great to be buried alive in such a place! he must be as tired as we were, especially as he -without light, without assistance, without the has to descend again. We gained the fresh air, means of making ourselves heard. We gazed on all perspiration and sand : we congratulated one one another, and the full truth of our situation another, had a good draught of water, lit our seemed to occupy our minds past the power of ut-pipes, and instructed our servant, in particular set terance. This, then, might be the termination of terms, to abuse the pretended guides. They all our travels, of all our hopes. In vain had our looked rather queer when they found we did not pretended guides sought the path by which we en intend paying them. But we had not seen the tered; they sat down, and for a moment all was crocodiles. silence. That black gulf over which we jumped We were regretting this, when on a sudden we presented fresh horrors ; the little narrow winding saw an old man with a long beard coming across thread-like passages, all came before the eye, and the desert: he was of a most venerable appearthe picture was despair. No word spoken-si- ance. All shouted out, this is the true guide: this lence, deep and profound, alone seemed to occupy is * * * I forgot his name. He laughed with a this abyss: the moments seemed hours. Still the sort of inward satisfaction when he heard our candles burned: the knowledge of this roused us. story, and told us he expected it. He had heard We for the first time, in a low voice, began to of our departure, and, with anticipation of its provcommunicate our ideas one to the other : the voice ing unsuccessful, came after us, had hrought some now sounded like some discordant noise. How candles, &c. : this was civil. I liked the look of different from when we entered !-the laugh, the the old gentleman. I had faith in him ; indeed so jest ; then all was mirth, now all gloom.
we all had, and we disliked being foiled in any. We knew well that those who were without- thing we attempted. We made certain we should our servants and friend-might never have it in go down again ; and so we did ; but we took with their power to assist us; the former from supersti- us our interpreter, followed a different roule, and tion and fear, (the loss of poor Legh's guides in did not pass the chasm or the large hall. He this place must be fresh on their minds ;) and the showed us his marks on the sides of the rock, latter (Mr. N.) could have little power to cause us scratched into the stalagmite, which was of a to be sought. We had tried all in our power to beautiful brown color. Could the exhalations of discover the passage; we talked over all the prob- the bitumen have mixed with it? He gave us parabilities of finding it. In vain I had sought my ticular caution as we began to enter one passage, piece of paper. All was despondency: the ideas to mind and not let the candle fall on the inflamof a lingering death-famine in its worst formm able substances by which the ground was covhaunted the brain, and filled it with terrible fore- ered-date leaves and old pieces of rag. bodings. The candles were becoming shorter and On proceeding a little farther, judge of our surshorter : the truth of this seemed to flash upon my prise : we were literally crawling over the bodies mind more than on my companions, and at once I of once living human beingsminummies ! Were determined to act. That determination I believe these the red-haired-sacrificed to the crocodile, as saved us. How absurd to waste that on which some authors assert? The head I brought out our only power of escape existed—the means of with me, and afterwards sent to Bombay, had red light! I immediately proposed the putting out all hair the learned must decide. There was somebut one, dividing the few matches we had between thing a little novel in this. We continued thirty two of our party, and then commencing a search or forty yards, when the old man stopped, turned for the paper with the utmost attention, as that round and pointed, then touched himself, and then was our only clue. We left our French friend something on the ground. This was the body of sitting alone ; not but that he was a man of cour- a man; just behind him another. These were the age and considerable thought. I could not help remains of Legh's guides : they died from the meat the instant expressing a wish that he had his phitic vapor, he narrowly escaping. One was bet“ violin pour passé le temps ;" he gave me such a ter preserved than the other : it was in a bent-up look. But I dislike melancholy as much as I did position, dried with all the flesh on, and part of the blue dress still left. I lifted it. It may have extraordinary proceeding took place in another weighed ten or fifteen pounds.
country with which he was connected by the ties We now eniered the chamber of crocodiles, the of friendship and residence, and for the preservaobject of all our pursuit and adventure. There they tion of the strictest lies of friendship between that lay, of all sizes, from five inches to twelve feet, country and this no one on either side of the chanand I dare say more: thousands packed on thou nel was more anxious. He had heard that the sands, and so packed for thousands of years. I government of France had permitted prayers to soon obtained a fine large head, and some half- be offered up by the Archbishop of Paris for the dozen sinall crocodiles, all bandaged in cloth. conversion of the sovereign and the people of this There was little to observe in this sanctum sancto. country from their heresies to the true Catholic rum, and no knowledge how far it continued : it church. He thought that it was very strange, as evidently had not been much visited. At the end his learned friend M. Guizot was not a Catholic of the passage, which might have been twelve or but a Protestant, that this should have been alfifteen feet high, the bodies formed a solid mass. lowed. Nothing could be more embarrassing than It was from the sides I obtained ihe specimens. that the religious authorities of one country should
Our return, however, was rather ludicrous: one interfere with those of another. It was the more of the Arabs stuck the head on a spear, and looked objectionable in this case, for the object to be oba little like David of old. I chalked, or rather tained would make our queen forfeit her crown, printed, the line of Dante over the entrance towards whom the French people entertain feelings “ Lasciati agnè speranza voi che entrate."
of love and loyalty as strong almost as those held
by her own subjects, and who were most anxious We gained our boats at a late hour in the evening, that she should pay a visit to that country, where enjoyed boiled rice and fruit; and just as we were no one could be more popular than she was. (Hear, commencing to light our pipes, the fiddle struck hear.] He was sure that they had no wish of the upon my ear, with “ Dunois the brave." I wished kind; but if these prayers were fulfilled, that him at a place in the country he was bound to would be the result ; for it was a forfeiture of the Jericho.
crown for any sovereign of this country to be recOne by one the stars shone out, the sky became onciled to the Church of Rome. He therefore said of a deep purple, then to an indigo, the moon was that he never had heard of anything more embarhigh in the heavens, the plumed date-trees slept in rassing, and it could only have arisen from an over. her silver light, the slender minarets of Manfalout sight, and he was sure that such a proceeding painted into the clear vault of the sky. 'All was would be prevented for the future. He was not repose. My friend's music had long ceased. All likely to be connected or influenced by any Caihowas silence. “How beautiful is night!" At lic superstition, but he had great respect for those least so I thought. My mind, nevertheless, turned who professed this religion ; yet he could assure to friends. I had few to trouble my mind about his noble friend near him (Lord Camoys) that the that time ; and then to home—that was more easi- prayers of his church in his (Lord Brougham's) ly disposed of, for I had no particular spot in the behalf would be thrown away." world so called. After these and various other Lord Camoys, if he had lived in the time of subjects, but all in vain, I hit upon the right one- Voltaire and Rousseau, whose libertinism of every sleep. But my kind-hearted musical friend was of description Lord Brougham has labored w excuse, a different opinion. He opened a box, took out a if not to embalm, would have as readily anticilittle miniature, and then I heard a sort of smack- pated success for the prayers of the church in their ing noise. Ay, ay, my fine fellow ; my head to behalf. In every material statement, the universal a handful of split peas you won't do that ten years genius must commit some mistake of fact : the hence. I pulled my beurnouse tighter over my Archbishop of Paris did not designate Queen face. What he did next I could not see ; but in Victoria, and no permission or agency of governthe middle of the night I awoke with the idea that ment was thought of; at the present juncture, his the boat was on fire: it was only Monsieur writ- pastoral letter was not the most judicious for his ing a long letter by camp-light, io * * * no mat- cause. A morbid terror about popery, produced ter whomi. Good night, again, M. B.; and once by Puseyism, and the further plunges of its promore to sleep, with hopes of an early breakfast. fessors, revives in England; to aggravate it could
not help Catholicism. Lord Aberdeen, quite :
precisian in creed and ritual, would have been a LORD BROUGHAM.
little embarrassed, if his usual chosen interlocutor [From Mr. Walsh's letter to the National Intelligencer, dated on foreign affairs had-uninvited and untutoredMay 5.)
called for an official expostulation with his learn. d You are aware that Lord Brougham makes, in friend, Mr. Guizot, the Calvinist. The ententa parliament, displays, or performs feats, sometimes cordiale, however, would have been well turned skilful and creditable, oftener ridiculous or mis | and felt in the correspondence. The Journal des chievous. His exhibition, on the 30th ultimo, in Debats, usually tender of Lord Brougham, who is the high debate on the lord chancellor's religious a devout worshipper, public and private, of Louis opinions belief bill, is the subject of pungent Philippe, noticed his sally in apt and ingenious French as well as derisive British commentary. terms: It is pretty notorious that his lordship's composi- ' “ Lord Brougham on this occasion indulged in tion does not include a particle of religious faith one of those eccentricities which for some time os sentiment. Yet how keen his alarm at the free past have been so habitual to him. He quarrelled importation of papal bulls into the British dominions, with the French government, and especially with and how solemn his protest concerning the Gallic M. Guizot, for having permitted the Arclibishop orisons for the return of the British people to the of Paris to offer up publicly prayers for the conRoman Catholic fold! Can any text-as we conversion of England to the Catholic church. The the speaker-be pleasanter than this :
illustrious orator said that these prayers tended to 6. He had heard with great concern that a very nothing short of the forfeiture of ihe crown of
Queen Victoria. The sovereign of England is, in secular history—the twilight of the past-reveals fact, obliged by oath to profess and uphold the it as rude and savage. Men, banded together as Protestant religion ; but we will observe to Lord families and clans, made incessant war upon each Brougham that the Archbishop of Paris causes other. prayers to be put up for the conversion of the people There was no law, but the law of the strongest. of England in general, and not for that of ihe This gave way before an increasing population, queen in particular, and that if England were to and the necessity of settlements. Hence arose the be converted it is probable that she would not de- Feudal System. pose the queen for acting in the same way as her A powerful proprietor secured to himself absoself. In any case a complaint of this kind is the lute right over a large body of dependents, whom most extraordinary thing in the world on the part he summoned, ever and anon, to make aggression of such a man as Lord Brougham. We should upon some neighboring baron. Thus was prehave thought that the old and eloquent defender of sented the spectacle of servile dependence and the ideas of liberty and propagandism would have irresponsible authority, and the consequent shock been the last to take offence at such a manifesta- and tumult of irregular power. The elemental lion. Governments would not complain if they forms of society were in frequent and dread collihad only to contend against crusades and prayers, sion. and it appears to us that the purely spiritual means But population pushed wider its limits—the to which the Archbishop of Paris has recourse for strength of contending families and factions, by the conversion of those whom he regards as here- repeated measurings, became known and defined, tics are infinitely more in conformity with liberty and, therefore, less turbulent. of conscience than the acts of parliament which A more fixed order was educed, which gave have just been repealed. Every man speaks, birth to a fairer civilization. preaches, and prays for what he believes to be the Then came the Age of Chivalry. It was the truth. The Protestants have a simple means of triumph of women. Devotion to the fair sex its replying to the prayers of the Archbishop of Paris. basis-a courteous and gentle bearing its badge Let them resort to reprisals. Let the Archbishop and symbol. It was the starlight age of nations. of Canterbury ordain prayers for the conversion of At the sound of trumpet, forth came Rank and France to the Anglican church. Lord Brougham Beauty to the tented field, to witness, at joust and inay be assured that nobody here would see in tournament, the pride and prowess of steel-clad such a step any attack upon liberty or upon the knights. government."
The proud scion of a noble house sought disYou understand that all Lord Chancellor Lynd - tinction among his compeers by deeds of heroic hurst's zeal for religious toleration has burst forth gallantry or feats of perilous daring ; or, to win the since his marriage with a Jewish Jady, a fortunate approving smile of some fair damsel, by fearful influence for all the Christian recusants! Neither adventures in gloomy woods and haunted caverns. the Bishop of London nor his brother of Exeter, He assailed enchanted castles, encountered giants, any more than Lord Brougham, is spared by the and fought with fiery dragons. He thus achieved London press for the part they took in the curious the desires of Love and Beauty. debate on the surviving penalties and restrictions But this gorgeous pageantry, and these fantastic "in more than thirty acts of parliament" of which forins passed into deeds of sterner truth and inthe chancellor and Lord Camoys exposed the enor- tenser character. mity and absurdity. British writers have often The church pointed to Palestine. A chord was shuddered and wailed over the code noir of the touched that thrilled through the whole heart of southern states of our union ; it might still be society. The ardor of the knight was kindled by deemed a white or blushing code by the side of the a holier fire ; he assumed "the cross," and went British statute-books in the various legislation with to battle with the Infidel for the holy sepulchre. regard to Papists, Dissenters, Jews, and Jacobites. It was an event to stir up men's minds, and So far as statute-books exemplify the spirit of operate on future generations. The old monotony liberality, Christianity, and humanity, and, of was broken up by new and marvellous activities. course, real civilization, or the reverse, ihose of the A wider knowledge and more thoughtful habit Union, and even of any of its members, might be were diffused among the nations of Europe. proudly compared with any European whatever. The crusades came to an end ; and soon, arose, The Times and the Daily News are particularly in distinctive forms, the contest between the church irreverent towards the mitred alarmists: if you and the civil powers; and in the dim uncertainty, wish your readers to be properly acquainted with the true principles and limits of government began Lord Brougham, you will copy the editorial sketchto be studied and shadowed forth. Commerce, of the Times of the 28th ultimo. The protectionist and the spirit of discovery, were, in the meantime, writers have discovered that the noble lord, in the gloriously awakened. Liberalizing ideas were sei second volume of his lives, &c., just issued, has loose and began to float through society, and right brought out and applied the doctrines of Adam notions of liberty took root and grew. Smith, whose life is of the number, in such a way Ere long the art of printing was discovered ; and as to invalidate, hy that great authority, the cause scarcely had that stupendous engine of moral of the repeal of the corn-laws, which the biogra- power been planted on the firm earth, than a voice pher advocates parliament. It is, in fact, im- of thunder was heard reverberating through the possible for him to be consistent, sincere, or stead- forests of Germany, and amongst the mountains fast.
of Switzerland-reëchoed even with a louder note
from the hills of Britain and the wildest glens of From the Truth-Seeker Magazine. Scotland. It was the voice of many multitudes
aronsed from the sleep of centuries.
The foundations of the Vatican trembled, and Society, from the earliest ages to the present, the papal empire underwent an irreparable disruphas ever been in progress. The first dawnings of tion. The whole moral aspect of Christendom
LICENSED? TO DO WHAT I-HOW THE IRISH WOMAN REFORMED HER HUSBAND.
was changed. The nations stood forth in the
From the New York Observer. freshness of a new creation.
LICENSED ? TO DO WHAT? Philosophy, which had already begun to revive, now fully arose from its torpor; shook off the LICENSED to make the strong man weak; weight and dust of ages, and expanded in its orb
Licensed to lay the wise man low; of freedom.
Licensed a wife's fond heart to break, Letters, which had suffered a long eclipse, reäp
And make her children's tears to flow. peared with more than original power and splen
Licensed to do thy neighber harm ; dor.
Licensed to kindle hate and strife; Every succeeding age has witnessed nobler tri
Licensed to nerve the robber's arm; umphs of science, and the genial progress of civil and religious liberty.
Licensed to whet the murderer's knife. Commonwealths are setiled, or are being set
Licensed thy neighbor's purse to drain ; tled, on the basis of utility; communities are
And rob him of his very last ; become orderly, and kings constitutional. From Licensed to heat his feverish brain, this freer state of the human mind, and happier Till madness crown thy work at last. condition of society, innumerable institutions have
Licensed, like spider for a fly, arisen for the intellectual, social, and moral elevation of mankind. “ As one star differeth from
To spread thy nets for man, thy prey ; another star in glory" --so do these in fitness and
To mock his struggles-suck him dry
Then cast the worthless hulk away. effect; while of this bright circle of benevolent influence the Gospel is, and ever must be, the Licensed, where peace and quiet dwell, glorious source and centre.
To bring disease and want and woe; Conspicuous and foremost among the lights of Licensed to make this world a hell, our moral firmament is the Temperance Reforma And fit man for a hell below. tion.
X. Fitly harmonizing with the beautiful tendencies of modern civilization, it will become a grand instrument in working out the era of universal THE WAY THE IRISH WOMAN TOOK TO STOP enlightenment and blessedness. Reflect on the
HER HUSBAND FROM GETTING DRUNK. opinion it attacks--the fatal spring of a thousand ills and a thousand woes ;-on the habits it propo A Rosy daughter of Erin was busy at her wash ses to eradicate—incompatible with a high state tub, when some looker on observed that she of intellectual moral attainment:--and its vast and wrung out the clothes with her left hand. “What, comprehensive bearings immediately rise before Judy, are you left-handed ?” “ Niver,” she rethe view.
plied; “it is not left-handed I am, since there's It is no pitiful thing of sentiment—no puny only two things that I do with my left hand. One bantling of a spurious philanthropy :-but a child is to do what you see me doing now.” “And of Truth and Science, and whose lineaments show what is the other?": “ An' the other is to whip it to be of giant race.
Jemmy." “What, whip your husband! How It is yet in its infancy; but the manhood of the is that?" " An' I'll tell you how it is, plase ye: moral Hercules will come. Its present achieve- Jemmy would get drunk, and so I whipped him." ments indicate its power, and foreshadow its final “Well, did that make him leave off?' _" Niver triumph.
a bit ; for sure, the more I whipped him the more Would that all who are engaged in its service he got drunk." " And what did you do then, could rise to a due conception of its importance, Judy?” “Oh, an plase ye, I left off myself. and ever steadily regard it from that high vantage As Jemmy would n't leave off getting drunk for ground;-would that the whole field of possible my whipping, why, jist then, like a rasonable results were distinctly mapped out before the in- woman, I left off whipping him for gettin' drunk. tellectual eye ;-then would there be no lack of And I took him on another tack. Says I to him, zeal and no faltering of purpose. The magni- one bright evening, as we two were sitting alone, tude and sublimity of the end would attract us on · Jemmy,' says 1. • What is it, my Judy?' to its consummation.
said he. So says I, “Jemmy, if ye is not ago Rightly is it cast upon the present eventful era ing to lave off getting drunk, I'll tell ye what I —this crisis of the world—this momentous point am going to do next.' • What's that?' said where the old things of the past are closing, and Jemmy, looking up to see if I was in earnest.from whence the new things of the future will Well, I'll tell ye,' says I; “I am going to getissue and expand.
ting drunk myself.' Don't do that, Judy, says Strong, glorious, and hopeful is the contrast of he. An' sure, I will,' said I. An' it will the life and tendency of the nineteenth century, not be a spree now and then that I'll have, but with the savage selishness of the early peoples I'll spree all the time. It is not the getting drunk and of every intervening epoch of the world's pro- every Saturday night that 'll do me, but I'll be gress. The past has been accumulating the pres- drunk every day in the week, and every night ent; this shall be resolved into wider issues, and to.-An' we'll sell our table and our chairs, and these again expand into vaster ends and aims. our bed too, Jemmy, to buy rum.-An' we'll put
History is the unfolding of the high capacities little Jemmy into the work-house, and we 'll be of man, or rather of the benevolent wisdom of turned out of doors because we can't pay our rint. God; and less sublime is the glory of the opening an' then the officer shall come and carry us off to day than this outbeaming of Heaven on the desti- jail!' “Stop! Stop!' says he, an sure you nies of earth. The climax shall be-falsehood don't mean so.' • An' sure I do,' said I.--Jemmy and vice put down-truth and virtue triumphant; hung down his head and said nothing. Says 1, and but one song shall be heard throughout the · Jemmy!' But he said nothing, and pretty realms of intelligent being—" The Lord God soon he got up and went to bed. The next mornomnipotent reigneth."
ing he was up betimes, and after breakfast says he