Imagens das páginas


Poetic pun

Sentimental anecdote

Singular circumstance

Singular effects of a storm

Sympathy, a fragment

Sketches from life, no. 1

Sketches from life, no. 2

The use of a beau


Triumph of truth

65 81 49
The Old Bailey

The change of rings

The bachelor's soliloquy

The cavern of Strozzi 97 113 129

145 161 177 177 183 209 225
The Corsican cat

The art of procuring pleasant

To Cupid; by Morden

To the author of nuptial ties 232
То Н. С. Н.

The golden apostles

Tort and retort

Travelling anecdote of Bonaparte 379
The comforts of religion

The christian philosophy

To Patty Miff ; by paddy wback 329
To Patty Miff; by Will Wizzard 327
Tristram Fickle

To Lauretta, the widow

Thoughts on the pleasures of do.
mestic life

The turban; a Turkish tale

292 306 322 337
The turnpike gate ; a tale 289 305
The visible ghost

Variety-27 43 58 76 91 105 123

139 169 187 203 218 233 251
265 282 299 315 331 363 344
393 376

Vicissitudes of hfe

Visiting the ladies

War ; a dream 10 24 40 56 105
Will Wizzard


Wedderburn, vs. Franklin


A prologue

A husband and his wife

An acrostic

An elegy

An epigram

An acrostic

· 128

A rural dialogue


A bachelor's soliloquy

A satire on whiskey

Convention of the wirds


Double acrostic


Eren machree


- 143
Evening reficctions

Epitaph on an inn-holder

on a negro.

on a dog

on alderman Quinn 272
Farewell dear girl

Farmer Dobbin's complaint 320

I would if I could

Lovely won an

Lines addressed to Miss T.

Morgianna and her infant boy 47
Miss Muffin and corporal Butter 79

Man was made to mourn


On the state of New York

On catching Eliza's eye in church 191

Parody, on Romeo's apothecary 191
Song in “Up all Night”

Story of Adonis and Urania 143


The happy wife

To a male coquet

The storm

The May sprig

The complaint

The Magpie ; a tale

To friendship

The biter, biter bit

To Serena

To miss Eliza C.

To Emma

To Jane Picture

The maniac

The traugh welcome

The visitation

The death of the righteous 224
Translation of an Italian sonnet 224
To a mother

Tomb of Laura

The rescued lamb

To Chla

The toothe ache
To Mary

The tomb of Eliza

The war


To Anna

To Lucy

The two lilies, the florist and bear 399
The urchin

The choice

The common lot



The grave

A song


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would have supplied his place, but DON ALVARO,


the village did not afford any ve

bicle in which I could continue my A SPANISH TALE.

journey. I had then no alternaTWO years having been occu

tive but to proceed on: foot along pied in my travels, during which the plains of Lombardy. I walktime I had traversed Switzerland,

ed for a whole day ; night came Germany, and France, I resolved on ; I was excessively fatigued return to Spain, my native

and still at some milo's distance country. I had fixed the day for

from the spot where I expected to my departure, when I received

find an asylum, when I perceived letters which informed me of the

a well dressed man following the death of an uncle who resided at

same path as myself; his thoughtMilan; and as he had made me

fül air and melancholy countenbis heir, it was necessary that I

ance, gave him the appearance of should repair to that place. This

deep meditation. I could not reevent changed my resolutions, and

frain approaching nearer to ex. I directed my course towards Ita

amine his features ; he seemed ly. Not far from the end of my

about twenty-eight or thirty; his journey, thinking to lessen the form was elegant, and his face, fatigue, I determined to proceed though very pale and shaded by some miles by water, and ordered the deepest gloom), possessed an the inuleteer, who had hitherto expression which warmly interconducted me, to await my arrival

ested me, and which once must at a small village to which I di- || have been very handsome. On rected him, and promised to join beholding me he stopped, and afhim in a few days.

ter having gazed on me for some

minutes, he said-Signior, are Men of his class are neither you not a Spaniard ?' punctual nor delicate, and but sel right in your conjecture,' replie' dom faithful to their promises. — I ; deceived by a man whe On arriving at the appointed spot to have kept horses and a I neither found him nor his mules, in waiting for me ten' for the coach which he had pro hence, and the mised to keep in readiness. I no hope of

(You are

conveyance, I was under the ne Cavalier,' said their master, whom cessity of proceeding on foot to I have met, sups with me, and will the next village.' • You are still

pass the night here : go and

preat some distance from it,' said he, pare accordingly. They all with

and appear much fatigued.' I drew in silence, and we entered a am indeed; and if it is as you saloon. Lights were brought, my say, I fear my strength will fail

host' presented me a seat, and me.' After having looked at me

e threw himself or a sofa by my for some moments in silence, he side. said: "I can offer you a shelter for to-night, if nothing parti

The silence which reigned cular obliges you to proceed ; 1 | throughout the mansion, and the possess a house a few steps from taciturnity of its owner, filled me hence, and shall be happy to en

with astonishment, and I must actertain you.' I was not insensible knowledge that I had some diffito his kindness; I thanked him, culty in divesting myself of a sewithout however knowing wheth cret apprehension. I already half er to accept or reject this unex repented the facility with which I pected offer. The deep melan had allowed myself to be conduct. choly in which this man was in ed to an unknown spot, where all volved inclined me to refuse his seemed melancholy, dark, and invitation, but extreme fatigue | mysterious, when in about half an and hunger overcome all my scru hour another door opened, and ples, and I accepted it.

shewed us that supper was served

in the adjacent apartment; for the When we had proceeded about

man who opened it, as silent as his hundred paces, we arrived at the

master, had announced it. door of a garden, which appeared extensive, though not in good or Although every thing that ocder ; at the end of it I perceived curred increased my

astonishment, an old decayed tower, to which I

I followed my host, and we seated at first imagined he was going to ourselves at table ; I was very hunconduct me ; but we left this path gry, and suspended my reflections to enter a dark alley; here we in order to satisfy the cravings of continued walking on for some my appetite, but in total silence, time without exchanging a word ; and my companion, who observed at last we came in sight of a hand it as strictly as myself, scarcely some house ; a pointer now ran touched any thing. joyfully leaping and barking before as to welcome his master.. Our repast ended, we returned This noise announced our arrival to the saloon; the door was again to the servants, several of whom closed, and having each of us rewere waiting in the hall.

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panion at length broke silence, and" || eyes on my face, 'look upon me in a stifled voice, and a tone truly in the same light as they : you sepulchral, said :- How happy, I think me a strange, unaccountahour very happy are those who are ble being, but I am only unfortuborn in obscurity, who are

pate. Do not accuse me,' replied known to the rest of inankind, and 1, "of forming so hasty and frivowho pass their lives without any lous an opinion, or of the same inone caring who they are, or what justice of which you accuse the becomes of them! they follow rest of mankind. Without seektheir destiny, without suffering re ing to penetrate into the various flection to arrest their steps. The motives by which my fellow.creamechanic and the husbandman

tures areactuated, I listen to them, pass their days without any of their and like to conform to their ideas moments being embittered by en and share their feelings, when I mui, sorrow, or remorse ; and it i discover goodness and sinceritymight be said that they only live

Are they hapry, I rejoice at their because they have been accustom satisfaction; are they serious, abed to do so. But o, how cruelly

sept, or even dull, I endeavor to are those tormented who by their

find the ineans of alleviating their birth, their fortune, or their situa

grief.' "Then pity me,' replied tion, are exposed to the eyes of a

he : but never may you share the censorious and, too often, unjust

woes which overwhelm me, and world ! They have as many

do not hope to be able lo soften judges of their conduct and actions

them; they are too dreadful, and as there are people more or less will only terminate with my long inclined to envy, and who take

and miserable existence, when my pleasure in injuring and torinent

sufferings shall have sunk me into ing them. And, alas ! how are

the tomb. Such is the nature of they judged ? They are deceiv.

my misfortunes that I am compeled by appearances, their passions

led to hide them from all those lead them on, and the miserable

wlio surround me. Persuaded beings whom they condemn vain

that they are deceived in the conly seek to repulse the bitter cen

jectures to which my manner of sures with which they are over

living gives occasion, it is of the whelmed."

greatest importance that I should The longer I listened to him the

leave them in their error, and this less I could devise 10 what his dis

very error, which on the one hand course tended; but it banished my

is so useful to me, covers me with

shame. fears, and I only beheid in him a

I am a prey to the most man whose mind seemed greatly

cruel despair, no one can guess

the cause, and I am forced to con: oppressed with grief. "Yourself,

ceal it from the whole world. But added he, fixing his penetrating


you are a stranger, I am unknown here to end my days. I spent seto you, we shall perhaps never veral years without any other promeet again ;' it is these various | jects than those of improving my circuinstances which have deter estate, visiting my neighbours, asmined me to break a short silence sisting my dependants, and conwhich keeps me on the rack, and soling them under

any misfortune. to yield to the desire I have of un

Although I was a great admirer of burthening my sorrows to a sen beauty, and it had the same atsible and compassionate being, tractions for me as fer youth in who will lend a soothing ear to my general, yet several years insensi

You have promised to pi- || bly passed without my having the ty me : on this I build my hopes. smallest desire of choosing a partThe sensibility awakened by a

per for life.

Perhaps my vivid tale of grief, is a salutary balsam, | imagination too highly rated the which does not effect a cure, but gift of my heart and the loss of which affords a momentary alle my liberty. But, alas! we cannot “ viation, and softens the wounds of escape the will of fate; he avho ^ a lacerated heart.'

thinks himself the farthest from

the dreaded abyss is often gradualAfter a few moments silence, || ly proceeding towards it. and sighing deeply whilst he wiped his eyes, which were filled with • Passing one day through the tears, he thus continued-i True suburbs of Crema, my eyes chanfelicity does not consist in riches; ced to fall on a young girl who if it did I should not fail to be hap was seateil near an open window, py. I aspired but to one blessing, | busily employed with ber needle. that of loving and being belov A genteel appearance, a modest ed; ambition never occupied my though melancholy air, accompathoughts: from my youth I had nied by a lovely lace, made on me been fond of a country life : the one of those lively impressions tumuil and noise of great cities which are indefinable, and which when I became acquainted with can never be effaced. Filled with them, tended to increase my love the desire of being better acquaintof solitude. Though I am a Span- lled with her, I learned from the iard, as you have no doubt per most rigid and indefatigable enceiver, this domain, which had li quiries, that this lovely girl was long been possessed by my family, ll not married ; that her farnily, tho' was bequeathed to me by a near poor, were very respectable : that relation, and having lost my pa. her father, after having signalized rents, I lefi my country at nine himself in the wars, had brought teen, and took possession of this home no other recompence for his place, with which I was so much long services than the reputation pleased that I resolved, if possible, l of a brave officer, and a debilita

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