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Miss M*Avoy.--Bell's Account of the Wounded at IVaterloo.

[December 6, 18171 dyspnea, and palpitation of the heart ; sat down; and then of the four, she stated one scale ; to learn the sentiments of the also of violent pain in the fore and back to be reading a paper or book, the second to part of the head, with a throbbing and third with his hands in his breeches pocket, have his hands folded across his breast; the army surgeons engaged in regard to

some questions purely practical, to enbeating sensation. The vessels of the and so on.”


my collection not only of cases, but coats of the eye were filled with red blood, but she suffered very little unea-ed by the Rev. T. Glover, of Stoney

The following experiments are attest- of pathology and of preparations, and

thus to fit myself the better to deliver siness from the action of light

. She was hurst
, who previously blinded Miss M'A- my lectures on these subjects

. Before I

of ly blind of the left eye ; and, for some tain not a ray of light could penetrate the campaign was concluded. voy in such a manner that he was cer

loo had been fough?; and in one day days, every object which she had seen

Here with the right appeared white, if at a the colour and shape of wafers fastened witnessing the zeal of the army surgeons; distance : if near, it appeared double. between two plates of window

glass, and and seeing them

harassed by days and On the 7th, she appeared totally blind. also the seven prismatic colours painted nights of uninterrupted professional duOn the oth she was seized with convul. sions. About $ o'clock on the afternoon colours in the dark. She read a line or on a card, but she could not distinguish ties, my first impulse was to express my

sense of their unexampled exertions of the 12th she was observed to gasp two of small print by feeling the letters, be of weight from its disinterestedness


when I thought my testimony might for breath, and complained of a sense and then through a convex lens at the of suffocation, from something passing distance of nine inches from the book.

I had been for some days engaged in down her throat that was very offensive While reading, she gently rubs the up

making my notes and sketches in the in taste and smell. The convulsions ceased from the time of the discharge her fingers.

per surface of the lens with the tips of public hospitals, when report led me to With

an empty barrack, afterwards called the taking place ; but the beating complain- could not read easily till the glass was

a concave lens she

Hôpital de la Gendarmerie. Here the not subside until the 17th, she then felt fingers to the window, she perceived French wounded. The wounded coned of in the back part of the head did laid on the paper.-On applying her very

, worst aspect of war presented ita soreness over the whole body. The top of the head became peculiarly sentwo newly cut stones of a yellow colour

tinued to be brought in for several sucsible. Her hearing, which had been lying one on the other, at the distance of twelve yards. She described a work

cessive days; and I saw the British sol. dull from childhood, was now very acute.

man in the street, two children accident-diers, who in the morning were moved On the 2d of August she had become ally passing by, a cart loaded with

bar- by the pitious cries of those they carried,

in the evening hardened by the repetisaid to have been blind from the 6th or loaves of sugar, a third empty, a girl different to the suffering they occasionrels of American flour, another with

tion of the scene and by fatigue, and in. 7th of June. It was now that her won

with small child in her arms, &c. A derful powers began to be developed. middle-sized man at the distance of 12

ed. It was now the thirteenth day after She was able to thread a needle frequently at the first effort. In September she yards did not appear, she said, above the battle. It is impossible for the imapointed out to her father-in-law a parti- she felt him grow bigger. On touching their wounds. When I first entered this two feet; but as he approached nearer, gination to conceive the sufferings of

men rudely carried at such a period of cular passage in a book that was put into her hands, and read part of it. This a plane glass mirror, she said that she

these Frenchmen had been induced them to try her with another

felt the picture of her own fingers, and hospital book, and on presenting her with a large nothing else ; but on holding a plate of roused and excited in an extraordinary folio bible she read several verses. She plane glass three or four inches before degree, and in the glance of their eyes

there was a character of fierceness which felt the letters with her fingers before the mirror, she was enabled to perceive I never thought to have witnessed in the she pronounced the word. The folthe reflected image of herself.

human countenance. They were past curately described the features of two lowing among many other trials were

the utterance of what, if I might read made.

persons whom she had never seen be-
fore, holding the plane glass three or and desire of revenge. On the second

the countenances, was unsubdued hatred January 7, 1817.-" This day she not only four inches from the face. This

faculty day the temporary excitement had subdeclared the colour of different cloths, cotton of distinguishing colours and objects is and silk, but several pieces of silk that were

sided. Turn which way I might I eninclosed in a small phial bottle"_" a watch more perfect at one time than at another; was put into her hands, she felt the surface of sometimes it suddenly and entirely fails, those whose condition left no need of

countered every form of entreaty from the glass, and soon named the hour." and then, she says, every thing appears words to stir compassion—"Major, O

June 28.—" Traced and told several colours black. of silk inclosed in a glass bottle.”

comme je souffre! Pansez, pansez !Experiment 19.-" With her hands upon

Docteur je me recommande à vous ; couthe window, perceived two newly cut stones of Mr. Charles Bell's Account of the Wound-pez ma jambe! 0! je souffre beaucoup, a yellow colour, lying one on another against the wall, on the other side of the street, dis

ed at Waterloo.

beaucoup !" And when those entreaties tance about 12 yards."

were unavailing, you might hear in a dugust 14.-" With her hand placed be “ On the breaking out of the war, weak inward voice of despair: Je mourhind her upon the window, opposite to the (says Mr. Bell), I intended to follow the rai ! je suis un homme mort !"_The communion end of the church, she told the army for a short part of the campaign. tones were too true to nature soon to

At four in the times named the colour of their clothes. She My purpose was to perfect my know- lose their influence. told also the position of four different work-ledge of gunshot wounds ; to observe moming I offered my services; and at men in the church-yard, one by one as they l the difficulties of the wounded on a great six I entered on the most painful duty



December 6, 1817.]
Bell's Account of the Wounded at Waterloo.Marriage Contracts.

151 of my life, in inspecting and operating

Marriage Contracts.

the vociferous lungs of an advocate ; to on these unfortunate men. I was thus,

(From the New York Port Folio.)

summon witnesses to prove interviews, engaged uninterruptedly from six in the

sighs suppressed, or tender looks exmorning till seven at night, for three

Dr. Gibson, in his Codex, makes changed; to issue a supena duces tesuccessive days.* There was now no

the observation, that persons cum, to Cupid's chancellor, the bearer time for improvement. The objects for tracted to one another, are prohibited or the faithful depositary of letters, in which I had come abroad were laid a- by, the law of God from marrying a- order to prove that the half reluctant side, for it was necessary to put hands gainst such procontract. Thus we find word had once been lisped: to read to to the work. I was now convinced of in Deut. xxii. 23, 24, persons in that those “ fat and greasy citizens” who are the injustice of expecting information situation are called husband and wife : so courteously styled the gentlemen of from those, who if they have the com- and in Matt. i, 18, 20, the Holy Virgin the jury, the impassioned language of mon qualities of our nature, must have is called Joseph's wife, though she was ardent affection! The idea is intolerevery faculty bound up in duty to the only betrothed to him.

able to any but a surly revengeful sufferers: cases and observations cannot Hence if we consult the antiquities mercenary. Him no lactescent fountain be drawn ; a certain general impression of the Christian Church, we shall find ever nourished : his cradle was a butt, remains, and the individual instance the ecclesiastical law exceedingly severe and in the fumes of heavy port or drowmust

be very remarkable that is remem- against all perfidiousness and breach of sy malt, the lullaby of his infant years bered at all. I know not what notions espousal contracts. The council of

was sung. my feeling countrymen have of 30,000 Eliberis orders, that if either the man men thrown into a town and its envi- or the woman, who were espoused,

Mary Queen of Scotland. rons. They still their compassionate broke the faith of their espousals, they MARY QUEEN OF SCOTLAND, the most emotions by subscriptions ; but what should, for their crime, be kept back celebrated woman of her time, died upavails this to the wounded who would from the communion three years; Conc. on the scaffold. The beauty of her exchange gold for a bit of rag! If men Elib. Can. 54. And the council of person, and the possession of the throne would encounter the painful reality, and Trullo determines it to be downright of Scotland, excited the jealousy of Eallow themselves for a moment to think adultery, for a man to marry a woman lizabeth, who to all the qualities of a of the confusion that must attend such that was betrothed to another, during great monarch, united the foibles of a

scene; the difficulty of arrangement; the life of him who espoused her, Conc. weak woman. Mary regretted all her the many, very many cases where know- Trull. Can. 54. Indeed, it is upon the life the French court, where she had ledge, decision, and dexterity are more supposition of adultery only, that the lived with the respect and attention due necessary than in any other situation of injured person may lawfully marry ano-to the wife of Francis the second, and life; if they would consider that from ther. It is certain that in the reign of where she had become the admiration the pressure of the time the surgeon Edward VI. unless there was a volun- and delight of all ranks. Her reputarequires personal and constitutional tary release of each person, it was e-tion for letters, which she loved and strength, as well as the promptitude steemed adultery for either of them to cultivated with success, was deservedly gained by long study and experience, marry any body else, and the eclesias- great, and she would have descended they would be led to inquire what du- tical judges were empowered to give to posterity with merited distinction as ties had been performed, and what con- sentence in favour of the precontract, a woman of learning, had not her missideration had attended the unexampled and to require that matrimony be so- fortunes made her more celebrated. At exertions of the army surgeons after the lemnized and consummated between the the age of thirteen or fourteen, she rebattle of Waterloo. Such has been the persons contracted, though one of them cited, at the Louvre, in the presence of tenor of my expressions since the se- may be actually married to, and have Henry the second, and the whole cond day I entered the streets of Brus- issue by another person. 2 Ed. 6.

French court, à discourse in Latin, sels; which at that time presented a The modern practice in England written by herself, in which she sucscene of which the public can have no gives the party aggrieved an action of cessfully combated the idle prejudice distinct conception ; and such opinions damages against the recusant. In our that would exclude the female sex from I expressed to General Adam, then in courts of justice I have never known the study of the belles lettres. It was command, as well as at home, and uni- an instance of such an action, where a spectacle as interesting as it was sinformly on all occasions."

the parties belonged to the better class- gular, to see a princess so young and so • The author says, after describing what he es of society; Instead of appealing to handsome, filling the office of an orator, did in this hospital, p. 329—“ The moment a jury to heal a wound which no money and proving, as well by reason as exthat an intelligent army surgeon could be can cure, the injured lover buries his ample, that knowledge added a new spared for this hospital, the object of my stay feelings in his own bosom, and con- charm to her beauty. She passed for the French wounded was just forming in the signs the inconstant fair to that con- an agreeable writer' in prose, and the most difficult circumstances.

tempt or detestation which her fickle- few poetical pieces which she has left, there it had not yet assumed the system of the ness or her perfidy deserves. To our prove, that in another age, she had, perother hospitals. It was the last hospital form- American notions it seems quite impos-haps gained a distinguished rank among ed, where full thirty thousand men had been sible that a generous lover could ever the French poets. To the merit of a any thing essential, and the exertions of the consent to minister to a mind diseas- literary character she joined every femedical officers were unremitting to bring it ed” by bringing his faithless mistress male accomplishment. She was an ex. into order."

to a bar of justice. What! to hear the cellent dancer, à good musician, and soft breathings of passion re-echoed by possessed of every amiable talent: these

When I



Mary Queen of Scotland.-Of the Aborigines of the Western Country of America. [December 6, 1817. united to the charms of her wit, would them for the press, and publish them made an instrument to the succeeding have rendered her greatly superior to for her benefit. In the mean while we one; till, at length, become irresistible, all the women of her age, in which she are permitted to make a few extracts. he swept whole empires, with their arts lived, though Nature had not lavished The subject is extremely interesting, as and sciences, off the face of the earth.” upon her the choicest of her favours. it treats of the ancient inhabitants of a This important truth we consider parti. These attractions, of which Elizabeth great continent. Dr. Campbell appears, cularly applicable to the original peos frequently heard, fatigued her jealous from the manuscript, so far as we have pling of the western country. The Aears, and were, perhaps, the sole cause perused it, to have been admirably fit- borigines probably constituted a part of of Mary's misfortunes. Elizabeth, con- ted, both by taste and education, for the some such nation existing in eastern versing one day with Melville, ambas- task which he commenced: and to which Asia, and were forced to escape to this sador from Scotland, asked him if Mary we understand that he devoted several continent by the encroachment of some was not a finer woman than herself: years of toilsome and expensive research. such powerful invading foe. I have the cautious courtier, unwilling to of- We shall only add, that any subscrip- said that this was probably a fact. I fend, and wishing to avoid a direct an- tions (1 vol. 8vo, price $2.) which may venture to add, that it was most cerswer, replied that Elizabeth was the be transmitted to the publishers of the tainly the fact in regard to the Aborifinest woman in England, as Mary was Port Folio, shall be faithfully applied. gines. the finest woman in Scotland, This Upon the fairest computation, admit It is a very general opinion, prevail. answer did not satisfy Elizabeth, who ting that the Aborigines came to the ing in the western country, that there wishing to gratify her vanity, by hear- western country a thousand or twelve is ample proof that the country in geing an acknowledgment of her own su- hundred years ago, we have then before neral was once inhabited by a civilized periority, again pressed Melville for a us a period of sufficient extent to em- and agricultural people. This very ge. more decided reply; who confessed that brace all that is requisite to support the neral consent we are disposed to reject, he thought Mary a finer woman than supposition that the Aborigines were the and consider an innocent opinion in itherself. This reply, as unexpected as descendants of a civilized people in A- self

, but we have not yet obtained satisit was true, greatly chagrined Elizabeth. sia: a people who had made great ad- factory reasons to believe that the coun

The goodness of Mary's heart corres- vancements in civilization and the arts, try in general, or to any great extent, ponded with the beauty of her person, but who were probably devastated, and has been adorned with the improveand the charms of her wit. Though al- forced to fly, by the sudden encroach- ments and habitations of men living in ways persecuted, she was always toler-ment of a foe. We shall readily per- a civilized and permanent state of soant; to the inconstancy of her enemies ceive, that, in this case, such a people ciety. The Aborigines probably ad. she opposed a firm and steady adher- would perform a rapid migration, and vanced as far, in the improvements of ence to her own engagements :-in fine, fly from their enemies as far as their de particular portions or districts of the she was destined to be equally celebrat- sire of safety should dictate. It is not country, as their knowledge of agriculed for her wit, her beauty, and her in any degree surprising, that they ture, their implements of husbandry, and misfortunes.

should, in like manner, escape to this their temporary residence would allow. To testify her deep regret at leaving continent, bringing with them that ci- The face of the country, since it was her connections in France, she compos- vilization and that knowledge to which visited by the Aborigines, and since ed a farewell address to that coun- they had arrived. The great antiquity their demise, has undergone great try which serve a proof of her which is manifested by the most strik- changes. It is to be remarked, that the poetical talents.

ing proofs of art and knowledge, seems oldest trees now standiug cannot be

to warrant this conclusion and give it pronounced coeval with the extinction Of the Aborigines of the Western Country

of the Aborigines.
of America.

The successive generations of men It is an opinion prevailing among

who have inhabited the eastern parts of some, that the Aborigines crossed the (From the Port Folio.)

Asia, were distinguished, for centuries, Allegheny, and proceeded down the The publisher of the Port Folio, some by rapid advancements in civilization Ohio river; but nothing is more incretime since, announced his intention of and the arts, and on a sudden subjected dible. Some attention to the ancient printing a curious and learned work on to a great reverse, By the encroach- works on the river bas led us to notice the antiquities of the western part of ment of some barbarous foe, or some that the works, at different positions, our country, by Henry Frost, A. M. neighbouring robber, they have been are not more or less perfect. It is vain The proposals had no sooner been sub- forced to renounce the possession of their to suppose that the works lower down mitted to the public, than a powerful privileges, or escape for their lives. are less perfect, and were therefore appeal to his kindness and his sense of “. Some of the most desert provinces in built by a people who migrated westjustice, was made by the friends of the Asia,” says the historian of Catharine ward, or down the river. reverend Dr. John P. Campbell. They the second,“ have been repeatedly the Again, it is a current opinion, that the stated that the materials for this work seats of arts, arms, commerce, and lite- first inhabitants of the western country had been collected by this gentleman, rature. These potent and civilized na were white people, and therefore cannot and that they had been obtained, under tions have repeatedly perished, for want be denominated Indians. Our readers false pretences, from his widow, by Mr. of a union or system of policy. Some will recollect, and may have noticed, that Frost. The MSS. were therefore im- Scythian, or other barbarian, has been there are distinguishing shades of white mediately placed in the hands of one of suffered unnoticed to subdue his neigli- and black within the extent of our own her friends, who promises to prepare bouring tribes; each new conquest was country; and that there are those among


December 6, 1817.]
Of the Aborigines of the Western Country of America.

153 us who, by birth, or physical causes, are versation with the chief of the Kaskas. / ancient tribe of the Sacks, who expressexceedingly dark. It is hence not in- kias, understood him to say, that a very ed some astonishment that any person dispensible that the Aborigines should remarkable fortification, to which they should live in Kentucky. They said be a white people, strictly speaking, in referred, was the house of his fathers. the country had been the scene of much order to account for their improvements, This is understood to signify a reveren- blood, and was filled with the manes of or their knowledge of the arts. The in- tial and general declaration of the same its butchered inhabitants. He stated habitants of Asia, and of the Asiatic con- origin.

also, that the people who inhabited this tinent in general, are allowed to be dark. Mr. Thomas Bodley was informed by country were white, and possessed such er than the inhabitants of these Ameri- Indians of different tribes north west of arts as were unknown by the Indians. can states, while at the same time they the Ohio, that they had understood from Colonel M.Kee, who commanded on likewise are denominated a white people. their old men, and that it had been a the Kenhawa when Cornstalk was inThe city of Pekin is nearly upon the tradition among their several nations, humanly murdered, had frequent consame latitude with Philadelphia, and yet that Kentucky had been settled by versation with that chief respecting the the citizens of Pekin are strongly shaded whites, and that they had been extermi- people who had constructed the ancient compared with the Philadelphians. The nated by war. They were of opinion forts.

They were of opinion forts. He stated that it was a current Aborigines, for aught we know, might that the old fortifications, now to be seen and assured tradition, that Ohio and have sustained a lighter complexion than in Kentucky and Ohio, were the pro- Kentucky had been once settled by those Indians who contributed to their ductions of those white inhabitants. white people, who were possessed of destruction, or than the ancestors of the Wappockanitta, a Shawnee chief, near a arts which the Indians did not know. present race of Indians; and might, on hundred and twenty years old, living That after many sanguinary contests, that account, have been denominated by on the Auglaze river, confirmed the they were exterminated. Colonel M. those Indians a white people. There above tradition.

inquired why the Indians had not learncannot be a doubt but that the same An old Indian, in conversation with ed these arts of the white people? He country, at different, and very distant Colonel James F. Moore, of Kentucky, replied indefinitely, relating that the periods of time, may be inhabited by, informed him that the western country, great spirit had once given the Indians or produce a race of people differing and particularly Kentucky, had once a book which taught them all these arts, very materially in colour. The climate, been inhabited by white people, but that but that they had lost it, and had never and local or physical causes, may be so they were exterminated by the Indians. since regained the knowledge of them. changed in the term of a thousand years, That the last battle was fought at the Col. M. inquired particularly whether as to produce several degrees of shade falls of Ohio, and that the Indians suc- he knew what people it was who made upon the human countenance. The ceeded in driving the Aborigines into a so many graves on the Ohio, and at northern parts of Asia are supposed by small island below the rapids, where other places ? He declared that he did some to be much colder now than they the whole of them were cut to pieces. not know, and remarked that was not were but a few centuries or years ago ; He said it was an undoubted fact, hand- his nation, or any he had been acquainte and that but a few centuries have elapsed, ed down by tradition, and that the co-ed with. Col. M. asked him if he could since the northern regions were more lonel would have ocular proof of it when tell who made those old forts, which dishabitable on this very account. We sus the waters of the Ohio became low. This played so much skill in fortifying. He pect, however, that the Aborigines were was found to be correct, on examining answered that he did not know, but that in general, and in no other sense, a Sandy Island, when the waters of the a story had been handed down from a white people, than of any of the proper river had fallen, as a multitude of hu- very long ago people, that there had inhabitants of Asia at the present time. man bones were discovered. The same been a nation of white people inhabiting We likewise suspect that the Aborigines Indian expressed his astonishment that the country who made the graves and were denominated a white people by the white people could live in a country once forts. He also said, that some Indians, present race of Indians, solely or prin- the scene of blood. The Indian chief who had travelled very far west or cipally, in consequence of that distinc called Tobacco, told General Clarke, of north-west, had found a nation of peotion which they possessed in the view Louisville, that the battle of Sandy ple, who lived as Indians generally of the Indians, by their works, or the Island decided finally the fall of Ken-do, although of a different complexion. knowledge and skill displayed in these tucky, with its ancient inhabitants. Ge John Cushen, an Indian of truth and works. These Indians having been ac- neral Clarke says that Kentucky, in the respectability, having pointed to the customed to pay respect to Americans language of the Indians, signifies the large mound in the town of Chillicothe, and Europeans as white people, appro- river of blood.

observed to a gentleman, that it was a priated naturally the same respect and In addition to the proof of a great great curiosity. To this the gentleman title to the Aborigines. The Indians battle near the falls of Ohio, it is said accorded, and said, the Indians built universally disclaim these ancient works by General Clarke, of Louisville, that that. No, said he, it was made by white and monuments, which are attributed to there was at Clarkesville, a great bury- folks, for Indians never make forts or the Aborigines, and allege that these ing ground, two or three hundred yards mounds--this country was inhabited by works were erected by white people. in length. This is likewise confirmed white people once, for none but white It may not be improper, therefore, to by Major John Harrison, who received people make forts. offer the reader several traditions which the tradition from an Indian woman of In addition to the remarks which we relate to this point, and which may at great age.

have made on the Asiatic origin of the least be found an entertainment.

Colonel Joseph Davies, when at St. Aborigines, we add, that such an origin General Clarke, of Louisville, in con- Louis in 1800, saw the remains of an is by far the most natural, and the most

Excursion to Glasgon by the Coach and Canal Boat.

December 6, 1817. accordant with the progressive move-in her character ; and the usual ques The conversation for the last fifteen ments of the human family since the tions how far each intended to journey, miles affording very little encouragedeluge. This progress in Asia, has were put and partly answered. Our ment to resume my place in the inside been uniformly eastward and northward witty friend, pent up in the corner, turn of the vehicle, I determined, as the day from the Euphrates.

ed out, from his own information, to was fine, to join the society of the more (To be continued.)

have just returned from Sweden, where exalted passengers. Having reached

he had resided for several years ; and the the top of the coach, I took my seat near Excursion to Glasgow by the Coach and desire which he often expressed to taste a weather-beaten tar, who was perched the Canal boat.

whiskey and Scotch broth, shewed pretty on the largest trunk he could find, and The eastern extremity of Prince's clearly that he had reached his native which he called the round house. Astreet usually presents a busy scene a- soil. I made several attempts to draw larmed at shoals and lea-shores, he had bout the time of the daily departure of from him some information relative to selected it, he said, for the purpose of the numerous coaches, which start as it the country he had left; but I could keeping a good look-out. But Jack, as were from the same point, and direct learn nothing worthy of notice except I found from his own story, had not al. their course to every quarter of the king- that the common daisy, bellis perennis, ways been on the watch. He had been dom; and to the spectator who has an is not indigenous to Sweden. How far nearly twenty years in the British navy, opportunity of taking a nearer view of this was from his own observation, or bad fought at Aboukir, Copenhagen, what is passing, it is not destitute of from the remarks of others, I was not Trafalgar, and had contributed his share considerable interest, in watching the anxious to inquire.

to other victories, which threw the emotions excited by the regrets of part A ride of nearly three hours brought highest splendour on the naval glory of ing friends, the anticipated prospect of us safely to Linlithgow, a town of great Britain. He had been long on board others in meeting with theirs, the sel- antiquity, often the residence of the so- a frigate, which was successful in taking fishness of some in studying their own vereigns of Scotland, and the ruins of many valuable prizes; and what, with accommodation only, and the pleasing the palace, in a conspicuous station in prize money and wages, which he had expression of kindness and civility in the vicinity, still form a prominent fea- little opportunity of spending, and which others, while the superintendants and ture in the surrounding scenery. Re had accumulated to a considerable sum, conductors of the machines seem to collecting that the famous Regent Mur- he was master of more than a hundred contemplate in the number and quality ray was shot by Hamilton of Bothwell- guineas when he was discharged from of their passengers the scantiness or li- haugh from a window in this place, I the service. Although he was someberality of their perquisites.

employed the few minutes, during what taciturn, and generally expressed Being seated in one of the vehicles which the horses were changed, to en- himself in the abrupt manner which is which was destined to lock No. 16, 1 quire whether the house still existed, or habitual with his compeers, I found began to survey the companions of my whether the spot where it stood was still that I had gained on his good graces, journey. The first who attracted my pointed out; but my inquiries from the particularly when I overhead him in. notice was a young lady, who I suspect. casual passenger on the street were quiring who the gentleman was who ed had just parted with a fine looking fruitless. The last person I addressed had gone below, and adding, that he was young man holding the place of more indeed, seemed to have the story em- not a starch, proud fellow, as I came than friend in her affections. After we bodied in something like a legendary down from the coach for a few minutes, started she looked several times from the tale, which had a reference to that event; when it stopped for the delivery of a window and waved her hand, while a but the coach drove up and cut short parcel, and the refreshment of the guard sweet smile beamed on a most prepos- his narrative. The Regent was on his and driver with whisky, for they had sessing countenance; but when the ob- way from Stirling to Edinburgh, was now travelled four miles from the place ject on which she doated disappeared, warned of his danger ; but, either de- where they had last indulged in the her altered look, and eyes filled with spising it, or disbelieving that any one fiery beverage.

When I ventured to tears, sufficiently indicated the force of would attempt so atrocious a deed in say to my naval friend, that I hoped he the emotion that agitated her bosom. broad day, proceeded by the route had saved a large portion of this sum “ That is your sweetheart,"

,” said a rough which he was warned to avoid, and which he had won in such hard service, voice from the opposite corner of the met his fate. In one of the apartments and at such dreadful hazards. Why, coach. " Is it not now," he added, in of the palace, as tradition reports, an no, says he, not much. You have still a softer tone. That's mair nor ye should apparition presented itself to James IV, reserved fifty pounds. O no, master, by ken," retorted an elderly lady. “I know before the disastrous battle of Flodden, the time I reach home I shan't have five it is,” he replied. “ Then,” returned the when the king and the flower of the no- pence. Struck at such improvidence same female,“ ye may save ye’rsel the bility were slain on the field; and in and dissipation, I questioned him more trouble of speering." The commence- another was born the beautiful queen closely; and, in his own style and manment of our conversation, I feared, au- Mary, whose dying father James V, it ner, he told me that on his arrival at gured little that was agreeable. But a is said, predicted the miseries that await- Portsmouth, he and a party of his shipfew jolts of the coach seemed to have ed the kingdom, and whose ill-fated mates made a land voyage to London. the effect of composing the somewhat life was a continued scene of misfortune. They had equipped a coach and four ruffled spirits of two of the party; the The palace was converted into barracks for the trip; had appointed the proper young lady, with the exception of an oc for the king's troops in 1746, when, officers, and taken on board fully more casional sigh, recovered an easy gaiety, either by accident of negligence, it was than the complement of men, with a lie that apparently was a pleasing feature burnt down.

beral allowance of stores and provisions ;

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