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no dispensation can possibly befall ter was killed !" and so it actually them, but by his permission -- the was, for the Marquess, who affected event of which, whether it be life or always to expose himself needlessly, death, will equally redound to their walking along the dyke of the trenchpresent and future eternal happiness. es, instead of keeping within the gut,
the Chevalier, scorning to show more
caution, was knocked on the head by ANECDOTES.
a musket ball. After looking at each
other in silence for a moment (conMilitary Indifference.
tinues the Count), the songs and “ At the seige of Lerida (says glasses went round as briskly as if Count de Bussy), a company of us, nothing at all had happened. So all intimate friends, fell one day after true it is, that War usually hardens dinner, drinking and singing: in the the heart of man, even to the exheight of our jollity, the Chevalier tinction of human sensibility." de Valiere was called upon by the Marquess de la Trousse (who was to
The Albigensian War, relieve him) for instructions concern- In the beginning of the 13th century, ing what works were to be carried commenced with the storming of on; but the Marquess, seeing him en- Bezieres, and a massacre, in which, gaged, was for putting it off. • No according to some accounts, sixty (said the Chevalier), it is necessary thousand persons were put to the that I should attend you along the sword. It was here that a Cistertian trenches for your better information: monk, who led on the Crusaders, So, gentlemen, your servant for half being asked how the Catholics were an hour.' Within less than a quar- to be distinguished from heretics, ter of an hour, the Chevalier's ser- answered, Kill them all ! God will vant came crying out “ that his mas
know his own !"
London, Oct. 15, 1821. MR. EDITOR, - Your correspondent Moderator having lent me for perusal a few of your Numbers of the Herald, I have at his request written the foregoing lines, which are at your service for publication, if you think them worthy
Come, artless Muse! awhile forego
Thine ease, and strike the votive lyre ;
That calm the breast, and sooth its ire.
When Chaos fled at Heaven's command;
And bless'd the new created land.
Ere Adam yet had seal'd his breath,
Infuriate in the work of Death.
But pass we o'er the blood-stained page,
Each Epoch mark’d with ghastly War,
In clamorous battle heard afar.
The sabre's clash and cannon's roar-
Staining the verdunt fields with gore ;These are not subjects for my
Muse, Nor will they suit the Herald's page; Gladly my soul her theme renews,
Far other theme than War and Rage. For Peace, let willing numbers flow,
Peace-cherish'd by the wise and just !Courted alike by friend and foe,
When man resigns his earthly trust, Herald of Peace! O, shed afar
Thy sacred influence o'er the mind; Serenely beam a genial Star,
Diffusing bliss on all mankind. Be thine the soft persuasive art
That calms the fury of Despair, And from each rough relentless heart
Expels the Hatred lurking there. Say, why does Man, thus blind to fate,
Rush headlong thro’ life's fleeting way ; Regardless of his future state,
As tiger springing on his prey. Muse ! is it not a thirst for gain,
Joined to a dumineering pride, That thus induces him to stain
His hands in blood at Murder's side ? How terrible must it appear,
When at the last Great Judgment day, The soul these accents dread shall hear :
Why didst thou, man, thy brother slay ?” Were each one happy in his lot,
Then harsh contention soon would cease; Then anger fierce would be forgot,
And all mankind would dwell in Peace.
To the Readers of the Herald of Peace. The present Number completes another Volume of our Work, which we have now b. enabled to continue for three years ;-not, however, without interrupu.vns from causes already explained, nor without occasional difficulty in the compilation, from the scanty supply of original communications, and from our desire to adhere, as closely as possible, to the limited topics prescribed.
Upon reviewing our past labours, though we cannot but be sensible of many defects, and are willing to admit that, in many instances, a sameness of idea may have occurred, yet we feel convinced, that the three volumes of The Herald contain a body of evidence, and a force of reasoning, illustrated by a variety of interesting facts on the subject of PEACE, which are not to be found in any other publication.
To our future exertions we look forward with cheerful confidence, and animated hope : But, as it is judged expedient still to keep to the simple subject of Peace and War, and as it has not always been easy to provide materials for The Herald as a monthly work, it is intended from the present time, to give it a QUARTERLY FORM. Each Number will consist of sixtyfour pages, instead of thirty-two, and the price will be increased in the same proportion ; but the cost for the year will be one-third less than it has hitherto been.
The new Series of The Herald of Peace will therefore be ready for delivery on the first of the following months :--April,--July, October,– January
We cannot conclude without expressing our acknowledgments to the Friends of Peace who have co-operated with us, either by their communications, or otherwise ; and we solicit, for the approaching year, their liberal aid in the benign and glorious cause to which our pages and our services are devoted.
ERRATUM.-In our last Number, page 352, for Morgan read Worgan.
B. Bensley, Bult Court, Fleel Street.