And men han seyn many tymes tho geauntes taken men in the see out of hire schippes, and broughte hem to lond, 2 in on hond and 2 in another, etynge hem goynge, alle rawe and alle quyk.
The raynbowe hewes that payntt the laughyng mees, The gule-stayn'dd folyage of the okenn trees, The starrie spangells of the mornynge dewe, The laverock's matyn songes and skies of blewe, Maie weel the thotes of gentill shepherdds joie.
(5) However, if we proceed with as little abstraction as possible, and begin from primary elements--that is, from the source and origin of nature, as far back as we can reach,--we need not fear any deceptions of this kind.
But now, confining our attention to M. Michelet--who is quite sufficient to lead a man into a gallop, requiring two relays, at least, of fresh readers,--we in England--who know him best by his worst book, the book against Priests, &c., which has been most circulated--know him disadvantageously.
Seclusion from the World realized.--We are now shut out from the world.
"He had reason.--We got out.
One blushes at thought of the scornful contempt with which such simples would be received,--we mean rejected!
Culmination of the Renaissance and the Reformation.--We have seen that the Renaissance began in Italy in the fourteenth century and influenced the work of Chaucer.
We have extracted it from the pages of the Edinburgh Magazine, the Editor of which remarks,--"We have been induced to transfer it into our Miscellany, not merely from the uncommon interest of the detail, but because we happen to be able to vouch for its authenticity."
"Yes," he replied,--"we should be glad to come; but the fact is they would pack us--myself and all--into some negro pew, and we should feel it keenly."
If you do not like the Fijian national dish,--national in more than one sense,--have the dear sons of Nature, as Carlyle probably would call them, not the right to reply,--"We do not like your sauerkraut, if you are a German; your polenta, if you are an Italian; your olla podrida, if you are a Spaniard; nor your grit, if you are a Dane; your bacon and greasy greens, if you are a Southerner; nor your baked beans, if you are a Northerner; nor any other stuff called national dishes,--all of which are vile, except English roast beef and plum-pudding, and Neapolitan maccaroni."
The English View of Representation.%--We, in this country, do not consider a person represented in a legislature unless he can cast a vote for a member of that legislature.
The Wednesday's mess of millet, somewhat less repugnant--(we had three banyan to four meat days in the week)--was endeared to his palate with a lump of double-refined, and a smack of ginger (to make it go down the more glibly) or the fragrant cinnamon.
The writer after speaking of another murder of a slave in the neighborhood, without giving the circumstances, say--"There is a powerful New England influence at ----" the village where they reside--"We may therefore suppose that there would he as little of barbarian cruelty practiced there as any where;--at least we might suppose that the average amount of cruelty in that vicinity would be sufficiently favorable to the side of slavery.--Describe a circle, the centre of which shall be--, the residence of the writers, and the radius fifteen miles, and in about one year three, and I think four slaves have been murdered, within that circle, under circumstances of horrid cruelty.--What must have been the amount of murder in the whole slave territory?
(1) Som reskewe then from gods or men redeeme us from these crosses!
But when we go to the Adirondacks,--certainly a most extraordinary place of summer resort,--we require an outfit which is as remarkable as the region itself.
Once more on the Road.--We cross the Rio Grande.--Mesilla.--Hal's Purchase.--A False Alarm.--A Ludicrous Scene.--An Unexpected Arrival in Camp.--Patsey's Adventure with the "Divil.
The two Presences of the Eleusinia,--the earthly Demeter,b the embodiment of human sorrow, and the heavenly Dionysus,c the incarnation of human hope,--these are the two Great Presences of the Universe; about whom, as separate centres,--the one of measureless wanderings, the other of triumphant rest,--we marshal, both in the interpretations of Reason and in the constructions of our Imagination, all that is visible or that is invisible,--whatsoever is palpable in sense or possible in idea, in the world which is or the world to come.
Too well we know it,--we who in happy Cambridge childhood often gathered, almost within a stone's throw of Professor Agassiz's new Museum, the arethusa and the gentian, the cardinal-flower and the gaudy rhexia,--we who remember the last secret hiding-place of the rhodora in West Cambridge, of the yellow violet and the Viola debilis in Watertown, of the Convallaria trifolia near Fresh Pond, of the Hottonia beyond Wellington's Hill, of the Cornus florida in West Roxbury, of the Clintonia and the dwarf ginseng in Brookline,--we who have found in its one chosen nook the sacred Andromeda polyfolia of Linnaeus.
And after all, you were right,--we got to the island!
The sarcasms which Mr. Choate vents against the Anti-slavery sentiment of the country are so old as to be positively respectable,--we wish we could say that their vivacity increased with their years,--and as for his graver indictments, there never was anything so ancient, unless it be an American lad of eighteen.
Speaking of the disorder of the times he remarked that while the barbarians on the North and East had their Chieftains, we here in this great country had nothing to compare with them in that respect:--we had lost these distinctions!
The Koosee jungles.--Ferries.--Jungle roads.--The rhinoceros.--We go to visit a neighbour.--We lose our way and get belated.--We fall into a quicksand.--No ferry boat.--Camping out on the sand.--Two tigers close by.--We light a fire.--The boat at last arrives.--Crossing the stream.--Set fire to the boatman's hut.--Swim the horses.--They are nearly drowned.--We again lose our way in the jungle.--The towing path, and how boats are towed up the river.--We at last reach the factory.--News of rhinoceros in the morning.--Off we start, but arrive too late.--Death of the rhinoceros.--His dimensions.--Description.
Chaffee-Reece Magazine Rifle.--We do not insert a drawing of this arm--one of the three selected by the American board--as it belongs to the same class and is similar in general construction to the Hotchkiss.
The solemn groves of firs and spruces, the plumed sierras of lofty pines, the stately pillared forests of birch and beech, the wild ravines, the tremulous thickets of silvery poplar, the bare peaks with their wide outlooks, and the cool vales resounding with the ceaseless song of little rivers,--we knew and loved them all; they ministered peace and joy to us; they were all ours, though we held no title deeds and our ownership had never been recorded.
MASKIGO RIVER.--We began the ascent of this stream on the 19th, at half-past four A.M.; landed at seven for breakfast, at the old Indian gardens; at eight went on; at ten reached the first portage, passed it in an hour; went on till one o'clock; afterwards passed two other portages of about three hundred yards each; and went on to the great raft of flood wood, being the fourth portage, where we encamped at three o'clock, at its head.
They've taken Webster on the Varsity, and"--he lowered his voice to a confidential roar--"we want to make a good showing to-day."
The Victory of Romanticism.--We have traced in the preceding age the beginnings of the romantic movement.
ROOSEVELT,--We are then, for a time, to put France, and not the British line, in the forefront of these later letters.
Mr. Forsyth also notices the large presents that were made by foreign kings and states to conciliate the support and advocacy of the leading men at Rome--"we can hardly call them bribes, for in many cases the relation of patron and client was avowedly established between a foreign state and some influential Roman: and it became his duty, as of course it was his interest, to defend it in the Senate and before the people".
120, GEORGE STREET, EDINBURGH, April 4, 1880 MY DEAR LADY RUSSELL,--We are so much touched by your letter and all the warmth and kindness you have shown to ourselves and Mary and Herbert.
To those, again, who object, that it is too primitive, we would reply, that the highest civilization is always a return to Nature, which is likewise exemplified by many of our ladies in the ball-room,--we mean by their upper portion.
The nation had been for many years content enough with Mr. Rowe's performance, when Mr. Pope made them acquainted with the true state of Shakespeare's text, showed that it was extremely corrupt, and gave reason to hope that there were means of reforming it.
--Rowe's Lucan, B. ii, l. 96.
It appears that the Mezzeni, bent on accomplishing their purpose, gathered together their force, and, following us at dromedary speed, arrived at the encampment as early as two o'clock in the morning--that a deputation from them came to Suleiman, while some of the rest remained in the palm-grove, and others went in advance, and formed ambuscades--that Sheikh Furriqh was one of the deputation--that Suleiman shewed them the usual hospitality of breaking bread with them--that the conference ended without any adjustment of the matter in dispute--that after the deputation had retired to the copse, two Arabs of a neutral tribe, who had come with us from Mount Sinai, went to the Mezzeni in order to mediate, but were unsuccessful--that while they remained Suleiman was sent for, and that having broken bread with the Mezzeni, he had a right to expect that his life would be held sacred--that Suleiman had scarcely reached the adverse party, when Sheikh Furriqh said--"We do not care about the money, but there is blood between us;"--that instantly one of the Mezzeni shot him through the body, and that Furriqh cut him down with his sabre, while two other shots which were fired took effect upon him.
He taught her the verses at home, for safety.--We mean no harm, now, we of the Triad.
At last they said,--"We were better dead, Than endure this anguish more; Let us seek relief from care and grief Far out from the storm-swept shore; The sea can bring no sadder thing Than the life we lived before."
Governor Barbour, of Virginia, in his speech in the U.S. Senate, on the Missouri question, Jan. 1820, said:--"We are asked why has Virginia changed her policy in reference to slavery?
The Bible says--"We love him because he first loved us."
"MECHANICS AT PRIVATE SALE.--We have for sale 3 good Carpenters, 1 good Plasterer, 1 Plantation Blacksmith, 1 excellent Tailor, 1 superior Cabinetmaker.
"Well, gallant knight," laughed Jess, in the highest spirits to be back on the firm ground again--even if it was only shifting sand--"we trust to you."
The old maxim recorded by Bacon, "Loquendum ut vulgus, sentiendum ut sapientes,"--"We should speak as the vulgar, but think as the wise," is not to be taken without some limitation.
The capitano lit an extra candle before the picture of the Virgin below, and observed to me, whilst the men were saying their prayers of gratitude for deliverance, "Per un miraculo della santissima Vergina; noi sciamo salvati!"--(we are saved by a miracle of the Most Holy Virgin!)
The 19 day we tooke fresh victuals aboard, and with the bote that brought the fresh provision we went on land to the Towne, and went to see the Church of Sancta Eufemia, where we sawe the bodie of the sayd Saint.
Not long after we were married it came--the dreadful accident, with a run-away team--and we saw,--we knew--in a little while--that she simply lived like a child--a plant--That was ten years ago, ten centuries!--ten thousand years of torture.
Juanita captured.--A Brutal Murder.--Once more on the Trail.--We lose it.--The Hide for Life.--Return to Camp.--The Messenger to the Fort.-- Terrible News.--The Dragoons in the Saddle.--Hal taken Prisoner.--Off for El Paso.--We start for the Silver Mines.--The Cave.--Adventure with a Bear.--The Mine.--What we saw.--We start for Fillmore.--Good News.
When the business is over, that excellent augur (you would say he must be Caius Laelius,) says,--"We adjourn it to another day."
In an earlier passage (p. 138), in describing a rough ride in Mull, he says:--'We were now long enough acquainted with hills and heath to have lost the emotion that they once raised, whether pleasing or painful, and had our minds employed only on our own fatigue.'
With what success this interesting cause has been prosecuted is well expressed in a single sentence by a valued transatlantic correspondent of mine, who, writing at the most critical period of the controversy, says:--"We, or rather Lewis Tappan, has made the whole nation look the captives in the face."