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Wher depicting the distress and per. overturging, broke at the same mo. plexity of the Hunted Stag:
ment one of the wheels and the chain Like a declining statesman, left forlorn
of the Majoris thought, in a manner To his friend's pity and pursuer's scora.
no tess abrupt than unpleasant. And again ;
Luckily he was not hurt: and having
extricated himself from the shattered Finds that uncertain ways vosafest are, vehicle, he vented his anger in some And doubt a greater mischief that despair. pretty sharp reproofs on the luckless Then on the relative condition be. driver, who made all possible attemple tween the sovereign and the people : to avert his displeasure, by assuring Tyrant and slave, those names of hate and him, that the fault lay in the horse. fear,
or rather in the horse-dealerz" Please The bappier style of king and subject bear; your honor,” said he,“ il's all the Happy zokon both to the same centre move. lault o' that cheating tyke, Ralph MarWhen kings give liberty, and subjects love. tingale, the Yorkshire borse-dealer
The immediately succeeding lines of he warrapted the borse sound wind this poem are full of animation and just and limb, and free from blemish, only sentiment: and the concluding simile is a week ago--and now he turns out natural and illustrative.
both lame and blind; he has been out only three times, and every time he
has come down, but never so bad as this, Tolhe Editor of the European Magazine. before,”—This he accompanied with
touching his hat at every syllable, and INCLOSE you a short paper, under repeating “Your Honors at the end of
the title of ** The Wanderer," in every word, according to the rule most the form of a connected tale. If it shall religiously observed by all posl-boys. meet your approbation, I will thank - Maurice stopped his excuses, by inyou to insert it in your next Number, quiring, whether there was any house and I will continue it for the succeeding near where the chaise could be suffi, ones. Your's, J. ciently repaired to enable him to con.
tinue his journey. The lad said that TJE WANDERER.
there was a small ale-house at a short
distance, but that he doubted whether Chapter 1.
at that hour he should be able to pro, THE Major threw himself into a cor- cure any assistance. Maurice was much ner of the chaise, and fell into a kind of vexed ; his anxiety to reach his home, waking nap, in which the gay visions of then but a few miles distant, had been Hope were mingled, such as you may gradually increasing as he drew nearer, fancy (to save me the trouble of des, and now his bopes were likely to be cribing them) to occupy the mind of disappointed : the darkness was impea man just arrived from the East Indies, netrable on either side, and a violent and enduring all the miseries of travel- thuoder-storm, accompanied with a ling during a December night in une heavy rain, began to pour upon them. frequented cross roads, impelled by the He desired the boy to go on to the house strong desire of once more beholdin he had mentioned ; who taking one of the authors of bis being and the place the chaise lainps in his hand, and leav, of bis birtb- he was fancying the min. jpg the horses, of whose runuing away gled pleasure and surprise of his revered he said there was not the least danger, parents, on their bebolding him after a
one being lamed with the fall and the period of ten years—when time bad other quite blind, they proceeded to the transformed the fair boy of fifteen, who bouse, which was within a few hundred with a heavy heart left ibeir fostering yards, care, sceking fame and fortune in a A comfortable fire in a large sanded foreign clime, to the full-grown man, kitchen, the only silling room in the who relorned with rank and riches equal house, greeted him on the door being to his loftiest ambition.
opened; the rustics who surrounded it He was indulging inost luxuriously instantly drew away to make room for in these fairy visions, when the pos- the stranger. Maurice took off his tilion, with a carelessness usual to his coat; aud while the boy was gone with fraternily, in galloping his horses down the man wbo ufficiated as waiter, bools,
steep declivity, threw down one of hostler, &c. &c. to ascertain the damage the unforlugate animals; and the chaise done to the chaise, be sat down before the fire, to observe the characters in the evidently much broken in constitution. room. On a bench at the further end She said she feared he was not quite gute some labourers, who were dis right in his mind; for although at some cussing over their evening draughts the times quite cheerful and merry, he was affairs
of their different masters and the at others absent, and did vot seem to state of crops, &c. in the same manner know what he was doing - that he would as the mechanics of London talk of the sometimes walk about in the church ministry and the price of stocks. Upon yards all night-and added, that she å seat near the fire sate a Jew, who thought he had been crossed in lore, travelled with his box of merchandize poor gentleman, for that he wore à through the country villages, selling miniature of a lady tied about his trinkets, rhubarb, &c. : this worthy was neck with a black ribbon. She said, a nalive of Duke's place; but having that every one respected him, the chita been in his youth in the occupatioit dreo of ihe village all doated on him; of a candle-souffer at a minor theatre, he was the companion of their sports, where he had studied stage-effect, and and their adviser in all their dificulties fancying that a foreiga dress would con, he had now kept his bed for some fer an imposing appearance, and was days, and she feared he would never calculated to give importance to the quit it alive-she believed he was in medical part of his profession, he had a declive-the clergyman of the parish takeu the habit of a Turk, in which be was then with him, at bis own request, how travelled.
Maurice was must interested in the Wbile Maurice was amusing himself woman's. account of the dying indu: with observing these characters, the and the truth of it was undoubted in post-boy relurned with intelligence that his mind, for during the recital the the chaise was too much dainaged to tears had stood in her eyes. He exadmit of his proceeding on his journey. pressed a wish to see the gentlemiad; Maurice was much vexed - the post. for the purpose of offering his as boy made an attempt at what he cou- sistance, if it could be of service. The. sidered consolation, by telling him, that landlady thanked him, aod requested if the chaise had out been so much da- him to follow.ber : leading the way maged, the horse was too lame to go on. up a small staircase, she conducted him No borses or conveyance could be ube to a chamber, the door of which she tained from the house ; and even if he gently opened, and in a whisper desired had been inclined to proceed on foot, him to walk in- lie entered. the stort continuing with unabated Upon a low bed at the end of a violence would have prevented him. small, but clean, room, lay the cmaHe fouod, therefore, that he must stay ciated form of a young man- the light there all night, however uuwillingly; of a candle on a chair, shaded by the and he made up his mind to endure form of the clergyınan of the parishi, the evils which he could not remedy, who was kneeling by the bed side, cast with a degree of resignation and phi- a gleam on the countenance of the sick losophy, which I would recommend as man; some curls of dark brown hair, an example for my irritable readers. which had escaped from under his cap,
The countrymen had by this time de. beut over his cheek, which bore a heca parted, and the Jew had retired to the tic fush, and but for the sluken ap: loft
. Maurice now asked the landlady pearance of his face, and the languor whether he could be accommodated of bis eyes, might have been niistaken with a bed. She said she feared but for the glow of health-a little girl indifferently, for that the room ap. about twelve years old. the daughter of propriated to the guests was occupied Ue hostess, stood beside hiin sobbing by a young man who was supposed to with suppressed but violent emotion ; be thea at the point of death-but - the ecclesiastic had concluded his added, she would do the best she could prayer, in wbich the dyinginan ap. to render bien comfortable. He thanked peared to bave been joining : and ker; and then asked her, whether the breathing a low but fervent assent to dying man was a guest, or one of her the devviions he had been engaged in, own family. She said he was a grest - he drew his eyes, from the upraised that he had lived there for some nionths position in which they had been placed, about three years ago ; since which time and turning them va the sceping girl, she had but seen him until within the be calmed her sortow, and endeavoured last two months, whes he came agaia 10 console ber, Maurice bad entered
the room unobserved, and continued ton ; but the moment you entered the. 80 until now; when drawing forward, room, I remembered the companion of in a few words he apologised to the my boyish sports, the friend of my sick man for bis intrusion, and said, youth."- The Major immediately rethat passing accidentally, he had heard cognized, in the emaciated form before of a gentleman's having been taken ill, bim, one whom he had loved with all he therefore begged to offer him any the ardour of youthful friendship-they, assistance in his power. The sick man had been together at a public school, raised himself on his elbow as well as and had bolh quitted it at the time bis failing strength would allow; and Maurice embarked for India. thanking him for his kind attention He now repeated his offers of as. to one so perfectly a stranger, added, sistance, and begged he would have ihat he now felt himself happily be- some medical advice." No, Mauyond the want of any assistance wbich ricc," said the dying man, “ 'tis too man could offer. As he spoke this, lalo ; far beyond the reach of medi. although his voice was perfectly gentle, cioe lies the disease which brings me and his eye beamed with gratitude lo to an untimely grave - the hand of the person making the offer, be seemed Death is on me-bis approacbes have to utter it with a tone of geotle tri. been slow, but too sure to be misumph, and laid an ironical emphasis taken-my life bas been, though short, on the sentiment, which did not ac- a melancholy one ; to any but your cord with the mildness of his manner self it might not be interesting, but - it was a remnant of humanity, the you will read with commiseration the last tinge of a bitterness of spirit which circumstances of it-it has been some was not natural to him, but which the allevialion of my misery to trace cruelty of the world had infused into them, and,” presenting him with a small the milk of his disposition-'twas but a parchment.covered book, “ you will passing emotion. Requesting the Ma. find them here." jor to take a seat near hiin, he lold him, A cold sweat hung on his brow, and that he had for some time past been in fainting Nature seemed now drawing to the habit of travelling much on foot; a close-he pressed Maurice's hand with and coming to this village, where he as much energy as bis weakness allowed intended to stay some time, he had been him, and in a low whisper he tbanked taken ill--he continued, “You now Heaven for bringing bis friend at such a see me, Sir, on the cvc of ing departure time-- he cast his eyes affectionately on froin this world—iny death is fast ap- Maurice, then throw them up to Heaproaching, but sorrow has taught me io ven, and in that position, and without a look on death rather as a relief than as gruan, he ceased to breathe. a terror."
(To be continued.) Maurice asked if he wished to send
any of bis friends—"No," be replied, I bave lived in the world the
To the Edilor of the European Magazine. Yatter part of my life as a mere stranger; my disposition has so little ac. He attention of the public has, corded with the generality of mankind, of late, been much attracted by that I have felt no desire to form ac- the accidents which have occurred in quaintauces -- I have borne with me a the navigation of vessels by steam ; broken spirit, which iny intercourse but in this, as in most other similar with the world has not served to heal. instances, few, if any, statements bave.
He here sunk on his pillow exhaust- been put forth calculated to set the od : be svou, however, recovered him. malter in its true light. Interest on one self; and addressing himself to Mau. band, and Prejudice combined with the rice, continued, “I know no right that same motive on the other, have inI have to trespass on your patience by duced some lo deny the existence of the history of my misfortunes—but the any danger, and others to state the early friendship which subsisted between inipossibility of a long period elapsing ns, and which was broken by your de. without some serious and alarning exo parture for the Indies, impels me. The plosion taking place. On these conMajor looked astonished the stranger Blicting assertions 1. beg to offer a few proceeded - Sorrow and Time may have remarks, premnising that I ain in no made such ravages in my form as to pre. way interested in the success or failure vent your recollectiog Valentine Whar. of any steam-vessel, but a warm ada
Focate for the encouragement of all But it is to the third, cause, Misa those exertions of ingenuity by which management, that I am inclined to at. the powers of Nature are rendered sub- tribute most of the unfortunate acservient to the uses aod comforts of cidents that bave happened in the use mankind.
of sleam engines; though far be it from In the use of a steam-engine on board me to attempt to cast any imputation a rensel, the causes which may operate to on engineers regularly and completely occasion the bursting of the boiler are instructed in the theoretical and prac. not more numerous than in its employ. tical knowledge of their profession, ment on shore ; viz. Ist, Au imperfect who, on the contrary, as far as my construction ; 2d, Derangement of any knowledge of them goes, are very ca. part essential to the regulation of the pable of performing their duty. It is clastic vapour; and, 3d, Mismanage. not to them I object, but to the em. ment :-On each of which I shall say a ployment of men who, knowing ooly few words. With regard to the first, no how to mend the fire, put in niotion one, I think, cau deny that little is to be or stop the engine, and in some cases apprehended from it, the experience to take off a part of the power, set acquired in the art being so great as to themselves up for engineers, and by render it almost impossible to point out their combined ignorance and folly enan engine in which any very great in- danger the lives of themselves and all accuracy of formation exists. The se. around them. To this cause may be cond cause has been, however, more ac- attributed the explosions at Norwich, tive, though seldom without the in- in Northumberland, in Well-street tervention of the third, as the safety (though this last was not what is valve is a contrivance so simple, that it usually called a steam-engine), and, is not at all likely to become inactive doubtless, many others: in the first, wbile a very moderate share of atten- the engine was of the bigh-pressure tion is bestowed upon it: and as long as kind, and the valve was overloaded, in it continues to perform its duty, and is order to make the vessel outrun a rival; not overloaded, no danger of explosion while in the second, it was actually can arise. A mercurial valve insures screwed down to make the engine “go complete security, but cannot well be iu style:”- the third arose from similar used on board a vessel, particularly causes ; persisted in even in spite of one employed on sen voyages. Much the remonstrances of those around; has been said concerning what are called and probably many, very many, have high-pressure engines ; and notwith- been occasioned big a like degree of standing the opinion of Captaiu Wilc ignorance or folly, separate or com-, liam Dary, of Corowall, that they are bined, of which I have never heard. not more liable to accident than those The burning of the Margate steamof the common priociple, I conceive boat was an occurrence which might it do very difficult matter to shew, have bappened to a sailing vessel, and that they are really much more so, therefore need not be noticed here. from the circumstance that they re- I could extend my remarks moch far. quire much more nicety of manage ther; but having already trespassed conment and regulation ; because steam siderably, shall only express my hopes, increasing in elastic force or pressure that the bill now in Parliament, for the in a greater ratio than the heat neces. regulation of steam-vessels, may, by a sary to produce such additional power, modciule degree of interference, proit isevideot that a slight jocrease of the mole the good effects which I confire may (when the pressure is very ceive may arise from their introduce great) occasion dangerous consequences. tion, and prevent the employment, as The-safety valve, it is true, is a protec- engineers, of meo iucapable of the dution, but, from its immense load, not ties of the office, In conclusion, Ideein so complete a one as in the case of it justice to say, that I conceive the a low pressure being employed; and the statement on oath made by the master boiler being necessarily formed of cast of the Richmond yacbı, completely aciron, no means exist of ascertaining quits the engineer of neglect, or want of the presence of any law in its inte skill, in thai instance. rior substance or surface : moreover, Should these observations be thought should by possibility an explosion hap- of suficient cousequeuce, their insertion pen, the consequences are sure to be ten- will oblige fold zore severe than in the other A FRIEND TO IMPROVEMENT. case.
July 10th, 1817.
TV the Editor of ine European Magazine. It is superior to the other."--"Sape SIR,
rior! in what respect ?" ." It is SHOC HOULD you think the following re
neater, död it is cheaper "-" That it dections worthy a place in your va
is nenter, I will readily admiti and luable Miscellany, you will, by insert that it is originally cheaper, I am not ing them, oblige, Sir,
inclined to question : but that it will Your very humble servant,
eventually prove more cconòmical, ia
J.G. C. ny opinion is to be, for it is not yet, Chapter Coffee-house, 12th July,
cvinced.”—" Do you deny it !" rew 1817.
sumed he, with some warmth. Para
don me, Sir, I do not deny it: but, KEPLECTIONS ON MODERN TÚ PŘOVÉMENTS I will candidly confess, I am very much
disposed to doubt it." =" Can you Romo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto. pense of the one compared with that
prove it?"-" Nothing easier. The exI AM & Peripatetick, who sometimes of the other is as two to three." anusë myself in traversing the streets of It may be so. Perhaps it is so. I prothe metropolis, in the character of a fess 1 know nothing of the expense of spectator, “to eatch the living manners either. Waving the discussion, pernit as they rise :" and, I do assure yon, me to observe, that cheapress and eco. Sir, 1 ani no indifferent spectator of pomy, though often indiseriminately what passes around me. Nothing escapes used, are by no means synonymous me, that comes within the circle of my terins. Bul adiniting, for the sake observation, from the fan-tailed fop to of arguinient, that what you state is thie eoal-scattle-decked Birt. Even the perfeedy correct, still contend, that stort petticoat, so admirably caleelated the original expenditure alotie proves to disclose the graces of the fine-turned nothing decisive. It is uo just criterior, Jucle, and the long and loosely-flowing by which we een determine the intrinsic veil, formed to conceal the blushes of superiority either of the eve or of the the blushless maiden, elude not my eto othet. Por, should a certain portion ploring ege. To be serious : We live, of grabite pavement last eighteen as tote sages say, in an age whose months, whil an equal portion of iron attainments in science stirpass those of pavement lasts only twelve ; I suppose all that have preceded it. We are wiset, them equally subjected to the same Mr. Editor, far wiser in our generation, degree of friction, to the famio cathao our fathers were. But, that our sualties, to the same wear, as far as discoveries and improvements in geis existing circumstances will admit: ence actually terre, or indeed, event should, I say, the former last eighteen while in embryo, eter were intçõded, ponths, while the batter lasts poly by their origiual projectors, to pro twelve, and (unless the irou should mote the welfare of the cominuðity possess an anti-attrition quality, for at large, is a proposition, which can. wliich I imagine none will contend) dour, I fear, will compel us to adnjit is the hypothesis is certainly within the very problematical. It seems, however, pale of probability, where ihca is your with all our wisdom, we are fast re- faticied superiority? To ascertain this verting to the Iron Age.- Our horses alleged superiority, is, if 1 mistake not, abd our asses are shod with iron. Our the very object of the experiment to simple beverage is conveyed by iron, which I advert. And ascertained it neThe light-producing vapour, wbich pour ver can be, while durability is excluded., snpersedes the oily liquid, and the Were I, for a inoweot, to relire from axen taper, is dispensted by.iron: The the field of argument, to soar into the vessel-wafting steam is compressed by regions of fancy, and indulge in a figure iron. Our parochial limits are defined of rhetoric, 1 would represent the graby iron. Oa iron streets, we may
ronni nite conscious of its jutriosic excelby day, while on iron sleads we may, if lence, cxulting as it were in its supewe choase, repose by night. I was rior durability, and addressing its rival, naturally led into these reflections, one in the language of the Grecian hero, observing the experiment now making while contending with the hoary sage respecting iron pavement, in the vici. for the arinour of his relative and alij of Leicester-square. On viewing it, friend, - Spectemur agendo." I was induced to inquire, why this To conclude: "I possess neither mines change 1 A gentleman, who stood of ore, founderies of iron, nor quarries amidst the admiring multitude, replied, of granit.. ! bave neither part nor por