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done ; a GENTLEMAN without means, he found the character complete. I am glad to see to be the most afflicting state in society, and that Mr. Put-'EM-ALONG has got the 'whip of 'no use' at all in the Metropolis ; he, hand' of his opponents; and, though not extherefore, turned his attention towards thé actly holding forth’ for the improvement of road.” Yet not after the mode of a celebrated his flock, yet, nevertheless, he is holding dramatic hero, to turn the lead into gold;' them up,' and still so much confidence is neither to trifle away his time with the placed in his exertions, to make all right,' • pretty Pollies' and 'fond Lucies ;' but that a great variety of souls and bodies are without hesitation he mounted the box, stuck continually under his immediate care, in order to his leaders, handled the ribbons, and that they may be kept in the right road, and picked up, after all, a good living,' without arrive safe at the end of the journey.” quoting a single text from Scripture. Such Respecting the tax, which numerous paswas the outline of Bill Put-'EM-ALONG. He sengers find fault with, of being compelled, as was patronised by the Swells ; his fellow- it were, to pay the Coachman, in addition to collegians also stuck to him like glue; and their fare, it might be urged, that the anxiety his civility and attention to his passengers naturally attendant upon driving a four-horse rendered him a host within himself. His ap- stage; keeping strange horses at times well pearance was likewise prepossessing; his together, and to do their work; the duty to manners mild and interesting; and he was be performed, whether in hot or cold weather, always dressed like a gentleman. In fact, wet or dry; the safety of the passengers the passengers were afraid to offer him the always in view, either up or down the hills; usual tip at the journey's end, until he the absolute necessity of keeping time; the faintly observed, the Coachman !' His different tempers to please, inside and out of drag was also in unison with the rest of his the coach; civilities always required; and character, by possessing much more the swell satisfaction to be given to the various prolook of a gentleman's Four-in-hand, instead prietors. When all the above circumstances of a regular vehicle for public hire! That are taken into consideration, the liberal mind Bill should prove himself a most interesting must be clearly satisfied, that “the LABOURER feature on the box, by his observations, and is worthy of his hire !” The stage coachmen, his knowledge of the various classes of society within the last twenty-five years, throughout that he was compelled, from his daily occu- England, are an improved race of men altopation, to mix with, will not be doubted for gether; the waste-butt sort of Chap is enan instant; he was also a most cheerful and tirely removed from the box; drinking at lively companion in every point of view, and every inn quite exploded; and the drivers in perfectly capable of answering any questions general so well togged, their linen white as put to him by the passengers, respecting the snow, and viewed not only as one of the best seats along the road, and the characters of dressed, but frequently the best behavrd men the various nobility and gentry who inhabit upon the coach ; full of anecdote; anxious to them. Alongside of the road, too, Bill had please all parties ; cheerful and merry; frehis friends amongst the landlords of the va- quently humrning some well-known air, by rious inns, who said of Coachy, that there which means a journey of fifty or sixty miles was nothing of the screw about him, and now-a-days is disposed of so quickly, as to what he axed for, he tipped for, like a Gent., appear more like a matter of pleasure, than which was more than many dragsmen did as the dull heavy routine connected with busihow they could mention, although it was no ness and fatigue. matter howsomdever, here or there. Put- The mind of the “ Swell Dragsman” was 'EM-ALONG was likewise a bit of a favorite strong enough to bear up against the wind and with the comely hostesses, the dashing bar- the weather; but his delicate spare frame maids, and prime smart chambermaids, who could not withstand the heat and the cold, the always gave it as their opinion, when Bill's hail and the rain, the frost and the snow, and character was inquired into as a Coachman, all the other rude elements which stage
that he was such a nice man, and so atten- coachmen are heirs to. But, as the punning tive to the females, that it was really a plea- Mercutio observes, in Romeo and Juliet, sure to go a journey with a person like Mr. at the end of the combat with Tybalt, when Pur-'EM-ALONG.”
the sword of the latter merely touches the JERRY had scarcely seated himself along- body of Mercutio, “What, scratch a man to side the Coachman, when the fat knight said, death ! But no matter whether it is as deep “Sir, I am very glad you have joined us ; you as a well, or as wide as a barn door! it will will find Coachy here as good as an almanac, do! I shall be a grave man to-morrow.” Exintelligent upon most subjects, and witty upon actly so with the poor Swell Dragsman; one all of them; I have been joking with him of his great toes was frost-bitten ; considered about the uncertainty of human affairs, the simple in itself, as an attack upon his person, change of occupation from grave to gay: the but, neglected, it ultimately produced those lingo equally at variance with the two situa. consequences to the Swell of the Age," betions in life; TILLOTSON giving way to Gold. fore he expected, or was prepared for it, finch, in order to comply with the phraseology notice to quit.” Thus suffering the king of of the road; and the dress necessary to render terrors' to get the ' whip-hand of him,' also to
drive him off the road, and, as the last scene bis lordship almost as much in the dark reof his eventful history, to exchange his upper specting the fate of poor Stevenson as if he had Benjamin (the envy of all his brother coach- not been listening to the flash story of the men), for an article of a more lasting descrip- chaffing helper. tion,-a WOODEN SURTOUT !--Sic transit gloria The “Swell Dragsman' was likewise a wellmund !
known feature in the sporting world, and upon Pleasure hath harnessed thy horses, all eager to run,
all the movements out of town, his Rattler was Fiery and swift as the steeds of the sun!
sure to be full, both inside and out on the road “Ah, this is life, happiness, splendor, and glee ; to a prize mill, with Cantabs, young sprigs of Mount, mount, my sweet damsel, and journey with
nobility, in truining to become greater folks ; But, ah! that grim king, who sat at the feast,
and those sort of choice spirits who are always Hath followed the track of thy chariot wheel; ready for a 'spree,' a 'lark,' or a 'turn up,' He heeds not the ory of anguish for rest, Nor the sorrows that time will never heal :
out of doors, to keep them from getting into No,-he follows thee, thou gay ayd vain,
more serious mischief at home. His book was And all thy schemes of pride will mar;
equally filled for Epsom, Ascot races, &c. : He takes the wheel from thy splendid car, And hurls thee prostrate on the plain !
indeed, his gay patrons were so anxious to give Nature heeds not thy parting groan,
him a turn to witness every
caper on the No more than thou didst the beggar's moan.
board' in life, likely to produce fun, afford The sky-lark amid the full sun-blaze is singing, While down the lone valley thy death-shriek is ringing.
amusement, or to hold out a chance to win a
few of those screens for misfortunes,' his Ah! what are worldly pomp and glory?
pals were never backwards in coming forAn empty shadow, a nuisy story!
wards,' to do honor to the Age! The king, it While earthly pleasure is a fleeting dream, And honor but the meteor's gleam.
is true, might have spared a better man in
society; and yet he would not have been Stevenson was by no manner of means a missed half so much as the latė Harry Steven“lushy Cove," as his helper told a nobleman
son! But, sorrow is dry ! who was enquiring the cause of the absence of the coachmat. “Ah, Sir,” said the cad, rubbing the moisture off his peepers with his bunch of fives, a tiny bit,' after corporal
In order as a 'set-off,' or, more properly Trim's affecting style of eloquence,
speaking, to show the contrast between the swell's bolted ! Poor Harry's gone ! He's
above “Swell Dragsman” and a coachman left the drag! There's not a dry eye all along horsemanship, we have been induced to
of a more weighty description in the scale of the road, since his death! The landlords are quite chop-fallen, to think as how such a werry
quote, with great pleasure, from the facetious nice man should have been brushed off the box
pen of TOMMY Hood, the celebrated punster, so soon. An't it a pity, Sir ? my lord, I mean
the pathetic ballad of 'John Day,' which apto say, your honor. But it's nothing new,
pears in his last ‘Comic Annual,' recently when one comes to think on it! We are here
published :this morning, and in Lunnon to-night: I should have said, we are here to-day, and gone
JOHN DAY-A Pathetic Ballad: to-morrow. The poor landladies are all in
A Day after the fair-old Proverb. grief at his loss, and the bar, and chambermaids,-you never see sick vork with them,
John Day he was the biggest man
Of all the coachmen-kind, they are all napping their bibs, like winking;
With back too broad to be conceived that's vat they are; only on account of poor By any narrow mind. Harry's being such a genteel, well-behaved
The very horses knew his weight, fellow. He vas a nonpariel in his vay! Yet When he was in the rear, the swell was a married man; but no matter And wished his box a Christmas-box,
To come but once a year. for that, my lord : he always did vat vas right, and never did wrong, not to nobody! He Alas ! against the shafts of love
What armour can avail ? stuck to his own wehicle, the Age! the bang
Soon Cupid sent an arrow through up AGE; the out and out AGE! Although His scarlet coat of mail. he was quite a young one: but the good ones
The bar-maid of the Crown he loved, always go first. Vasn't it a picture of a drag, From whom he never ranged, Sir, my lord ? What a turn out! a prince For though he changed his horses there,
His love he never changed. might not have been ashamed to have tooled her. Such tits too! and sich harness—my He thought her fairest of all fares,
So fondly love prefers; eyes--lord mayor's show was nothing to it.
And often, among twelve outsides, But, my lord, you must excuse me : I cannot
Deemed no outside like hers. go on any furder, it cuts me up so. I might One day as he was sitting down as well bolt myself, now my best friend's laid Beside the porter-pumpup in lavender! Ah, sir, it was an unlucky He came, and knelt with all his fat, day when Harry's toe napt it, for the Age. It
And made an offer plump. vas a bad job for me too, Sir, my lord, I mean,
Said she, my taste will never learn I have been out of luck ever since.” The 'cad
To like so huge a man,
So I must beg you will come here inade his bow, and was off like a shot, leaving As little as you can.
But still he stoutly urged his suit,
always one especial favorite, they used to With vows, and sighs, and tears, Yet conld not pierce her heart, although
tear the damask covers of the chairs in the He drove the DART for years !
king's apartment, and gnaw and otherwise In vain he wooed, in vain he sued,'
injure the furniture. This he permitted withThe maid was cold and proud,
out rebuke, and used only to say, “My dogs And sent him off to Coventry
destroy my chairs; but how can I help it? While on the way to Strond.
And if I was to have them mended to day, He fretted all the way to Stroud,
they would be torn again to-morrow; so I And thence all back to town; The course nf love was never smooth,
suppose I must bear with the inconvenience.-So his went up and down.
After all, a Marquise de Pompadour would At last ber coldness made him pine
cost me a great deal more, and would neither To merely bones and skin ;
be as attached nor as faithful!' But still he loved like one resolved
• The most celebrated of the dogs of FredeTo iore through thick and thin.
ric were Biche and Alcmena. Biche made Oh, Mary! view my wasted back,
the campaign of 1745 with him; and was with And see my dwindled calf ; Though I have never had a wife,
him when, one day, having advanced to reI've lost my better half.
connoitre the position of the enemy's troops, Alas, in vain he still assailed,
he was pursued by a party of Austrian hussars. Her heart withstood the dint;
He hid bimself under a bridge, with Biche Though he carried sixteen stone,
wrapped in the breast of his coat. The dog, He could not move a flint.
though generally of a noisy and barking disWorn out, at last, he made a row To break his being's link;
position, seemed aware of its master's danger, For he was so reduced in size,
and remained quiet and hardly breathing, till At nothing he could shrink.
the Austrians had passed over the bridge, and Now some will talk in water's praise,
were at a distance. At the battle of Soor And waste a deal of breath,
Biche was taken with the king's baggage, Bat John, though he drank nothing else,
but was restored to her master. General He drank himself to death.
Rothenbourg, who brought her, upon her re. The cruel maid that caused his love Found ont the fatal close
turn, into the king's room, found the monarch For, looking in the butt, she saw
so entirely occupied in writing, that he did not The butt-end of his woes.
look up when his favorite entered. The dog Some say his spirit haunts the Crown,
immediately jumped upon the table, and put But that is only talk
her two front paws on the king's neck, who For, after riding all his life, His ghost objects to walk.
was moved to tears at this proof of her affection. Alcmena was a favorite greyhound be longing to the King of Prussia, to which he
was so much attached, that, at its death, for FREDERIC II. of Prussia-His ATTACHMENT a day or two, he abandoned himself to his To Dogs.
grief; and it was long before he would allow • Kings have their fancies like other foiks.'
the corpse of the dog, although it had become Frederic's attachment to his dogs, which
putrid, to be taken from his apartment and
buried." had been one of his earliest passions (observes his biographer, Lord Dover) continued unabated to the end of his life. The breed which be preferred was that of the Italian grey- AFFECTION OF THE ARABIAN HORSE. hound, of which he had always five or six in the room with him. Zimmerman describes In that admirable and interesting work, them as placed on blue-satin chairs and • The Library of Useful Knowledge,' the couches, near the king's arm-chair; and says writer states there are three breeds of Arabian that, when Frederic, during his last illness, horses ;--the Attechi, or inferior bred ; the used to sit on his terrace at Sans Souci, in Kadischi, literally, horses of an ui known order to enjoy the sun, a chair was always race; and the Kochlani, horses whose geneplaced by his side, which was occupied by alogy, according to the Arab account, is one of his dogs., He fed them himself, took known for two thousand years. the greatest possible care of them when they We may not, perhaps, believe all that is were sick, and, when they died, buried them told us of the Arabian. It has been remarked in the gardens at Sans Souci. The traveller that there are, on the deserts where this horse may still see their tombs (flat stones, with traverses, no mile-stones to mark the distance, the names of the dogs interred beneath en- or watches to calculate the time ; and the Begraved upon them) at each end of the terrace douin is naturally given to exaggeration, and, at Sans Souci, in front of the palace. The most of all, when relating the prowess of the king was accustomed to pass bis leisure mo- animal which he loves as dearly as his childmrts in playing with them; and the room ren: yet it cannot be denied that, at the where he sat was strewed with leather balls, introduction of the Arabian into European with which they amused themselves. As they stables, there was no other horse comnarable were all much indulged, though there was to him.
The Arab horse is as celebrated for his do- on her back, and goads her over the sands and cility and good temper, as for his speed and rocks of the desert, at full speed, for fifty or courage. In that delightful book, “Bishop sixty miles, without one moment's respite. Heber's Narrative of a Journey through the She is then forced, steaming and panting, into Upper Provinces of India,” the following in- water deep enough for her to swim. If, immeteresting character is given of him. My diately after this, she will eat as if nothing morning rides are very pleasant. My horse is had occurred, her character is established, and a nice, quiet, good-tempered little Arab, who she is acknowledged to be a genuine descendis so fearless, that he goes, without starting, ant of the Kochlani breed. The Arab is not close to an elephant, and so gentle and docile, conscious of the cruelty which he thus inflicts : that he eats bread out of my hand, and has it is an invariable custom ; and custom will almost as much attachment and coaxing ways induce us to inflict many a pang on those whom, as a dog. This seems the general character of after all, we love. the Arab horses, to judge from what I have The following anecdote of the attachment seen in this country. It is not the fiery dash- of an Arab to his mare has often been told, but ing animal I had supposed, but with more ra- it comes home to the bosom of every one postionality about him, and more apparent confi- sessed of common feeling. " The whole stock dence in his rider, than the majority of English of an Arab of the desert consisted of a mare. horses.
The French consul offered to purchase her, in The kindness with which he is treated from order to send her to his sovereign, Louis XIV. a foal, gives him an affection for his master, a The Arab would have rejected the proposal at wish to please, a pride in exerting every en- once with indignation and scorn ; but he was ergy in obedience to his commands, and, con- miserably poor. He had no means of supplysequently, an apparent sagacity which is seldom ing his most urgent wants, or procuring the seen in other breeds. The mare and her foal barest necessaries of life. Still he hesitated ; inhabit the same tent with the Bedouin and his -he had scarcely a rag to cover him—and his children. The neck of the mare is often the wife and children were starving. The sum pillow of the rider, and more frequently of the offered was great,-it would provide him and children, who are rolling about upon her and his family with food for life. At length, and the foal : yet no accident ever occurs, and the reluctantly, he consented. He brought the animal acquires that friendship and love for mare to the dwelling of the consul,-he disman which occasional ill-treatment will not mounted,-he stood leaning upon her ;-he cause him for a moment to forget.
looked now at the gold, and then at his faWhen the Arab falls from his mare, and is vorite ; he sighed-he wept. “To whom is unable to rise, she will immediately stand still, it,' said he, ' I am going to yield thee up? To and neigh until assistance arrives. If he lies Europeans, who will tie thee close,—who will down to sleep, as fatigue sometimes compels beat thee,—who will render thee miserable. him, in the midst of the desert, she stands Return with me, my beauty, my jewel, and watchful over him, and neighs and rouses him rejoice the hearts of my children. As he if either man or beast approaches. An old pronounced the last words, be sprung upon Arab had a valuable mare that had carried her back, and was out of sight in a moment." him for fifteen years, in many a hard-fought The next anecdote is scarcely less touching, battle, and many a rapid, weary march ; at and not so well known. Ibrahim, a poor, but length, eighty years old, and unable longer to worthy Arab, unable to pay a sum of money ride her, he gave her, and a scimitar that had which he owed, was compelled to allow a been his father's, to his eldest son, and told merchant of Rama to become partner with him to appreciate their value, and never lie him in a valuable mare. When the time came, down to rest until he had rubbed them both as he could not redeem his pledge to this man, bright as a looking-glass. In the first skirmish and the mare was sold. Her pedigree could in which the young man was engaged, he was be traced, on the side of sire and dam, killed, and the mare fell into the hands of the for full five hundred years. The price was enemy. When the news reached the old man, three hundred pounds; an enormous sum in he exclaimed that “ life was no longer worth
that country. Ibrahim went frequently to preserving, for he had lost both his son and Rama to inquire after the mare : he would his mare, and he grieved for one as much as embrace her,-wipe her eyes with his handthe other;" and he immediately sickened and kerchief,-rub her with his shirt sleeves,died.
and give her a thousand benedictions during Man, however, is an inconsistent being, whole hours that he remained talking to her. The Arab who thus lives with, and loves his "My eyes !' would he say to her, my soul ! horses, regarding them as his most valuable my heart! must I be so unfortunate as to have treasure, sometimes treats them with a cruelty thee sold to so many masters, and not keep scarcely to be believed, and not at all to be thee myself? I am poor, my antelope ! I justified. The severest treatment which the brought thee up in my dwelling, as my child. English race-horse endures is gentleness com- I did never beat nor chide thee; I caressed pared with the trial of the young Arabian. thee in the proudest manner.
God preserve Probably the filly has never before been thee, my beloved ! thou art beautiful, thou art mounted; she is led out; her owner springs sweet, thou art lovely! God defend thee from
envious eyes !"
Sir Jonn Malcolm gives two anecdotes to to it; and though I felt ashamed of the degree the same purpose, but of a more amusing na- of derangement I suffered from it, yet it was ture.
several days before I could get over the loss. “ When the envoy, returning from his former Let it, however, be remenibered that the poor mission, was encamped near Bagdad, an Arab animal had been my support and comfort,rode a bright bay mare of extraordinary shape nay, I may say, companion, through many a and beauty before his tent, until he attracted dreary day and night ;-had endured both his attention. On being asked if he would hunger and thirst in my service; and was so sell her .- What will you give me ?' was the docile that he would stand still for hours, in reply : That depends upon her age ; I sup- the desert, while I slept between bis legs, his pose she is past five ?' • Guess again,' said body affording me the only shelter that could he. "Four ?' Look at her mouth,' said the Le obtained from the powerful influence of a Arab, with a smile. On examination she was noon-day sun ,--he was yet the fleetest of the found to be rising three. This, from her size fleet, and ever foremost in the chase.” and symmetry, greatly enhanced her value. Our horses would fare badly on the scanty The envoy said, “I will give you fifty toman' nourishment afforded the Arabian. The mare (a coin nearly of the value of a pound sterling). usually has but one or two meals in twentyA little more, if you please,' said the fellow, four hours. During the day she is tied to the apparently entertained. Eighty. A hundred. door of the tent, ready for the Bedouin to He shook his head and smiled. The offer at spring, at a moment's warning, into the saddle; last came to two hundred tomans! "Well,' or she is turned out before the tent, ready sadsaid the Arab, “you need not tempt me further; dled, the bridle merely taken off, and so -it is of no use. You are a rich elchee (no- trained that she gallops up immediately at her bleman). You have fine horses, camels, and master's call. At night she receives a little mules, and, I am told, you have loads of silver water; and with her scanty provender of five and gold. Now,' added he, ‘you want my or six pounds of barley or beans, and somemare; but you should not have her for all times a little straw, she lies down, content, in you have got.'”
the midst of her master's family. She can, “ An Arab sheick or chief, who lived within however, endure great fatigue; she will travel fifty miles of Bussorah, had a favorite breed of fifty miles without stopping ; she has been horses. He lost one of his best mares, and pushed, on emergency, one hundred and could not, for a long while, discover whether twenty miles, and, occasionally, neither she she was stolen or had strayed. Some time nor her rider has tasted food for three whole after, a young man of a different tribe, who days. had long wished to marry his daughter, but To the Arabian, principally, England is had always been rejected by the sheick, ob- indebted for ber improved and now unrivalled tained the lady's consent and eloped with her. breed of horses for the turf, the field, and the The sheick and his followers pursued, but the road. lover and his mistress, mounted on one horse, made a wonderful march, and escaped. The old chief swore that the fellow was either
ON THE USEFULNESS OF PugilisM. mounted upon the devil, or the favorite mare he had lost. After his return, he found the latter Of late years, it has been so much the cant was the case ; that the lover was the thief of of the puritanical part of society to run down his mare as well as his daughter; and that he the Sports and AMUSEMENTS of the people of stole the one to carry off the other. The chief England ; and also, if possible, not only to was quite gratified to think he had not been reduce them in their manly spirit and chabeaten by a mare of another breed ; and was racter, but to change their good old habits easily reconciled to the young man, in order and feelings into a strait-haired race of imthat he might recover the mare, which appeared postors and hypocrites. Perish the thought ! an object about which he was more solicitous We hope, nay we feel assured, that we shali than about his daughter.”
never see the arrival of that day, when the One of our own countrymen, the enterpris- TRUE COURAGE of Britons will be frittered ing traveller, major Denham, affords us down into mere dandyism, so conspicuous to pleasing instance of the attachment with which “resent an injury,” or “ to forgive an inthe docility and sagacity of the horse may sult” and which have rendered the British inspire the owner. He thus relates the death flag triumphant, both in our fleets and armies, of his favorite Arabian, in one of the most all over the world. desert spots of Central Africa. His feelings The following opinion of that enlightened needed no apology. We naturally honor the senator the late Right Hon. W. Windbam, man in whom true sensibility and undaunted who so animatedly delivered his sentiments courage, exerted for useful purposes, were in parliament in favor of the sports and thus united.
amusements of the people of England, is a “ There are a few situations in a man's life in complete answer to all the cunt and humbug which losses of this nature are felt most keenly; in opposition to it: “ True courage," said and this was one of them. It was not grief, Mr. Windham, “does not arise from mere but it was s mething very nearly approaching boxing from the mere beating or being reaten,