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or Spanish guerrillas) even in pretence “insur- | section of the press, cared much to insist upon gent rustics,” but regular troops, serving the this, by so many degrees, the worst deed of moPacha and the Ottoman Sultan, not old men dern* military life. From that deed all the that might by odd fractions have been thankful waters of the Atlantic would not have cleansed for dismissal from a life of care or sorrow, but all him; and yet, since 1804, we have heard much young Albanians, in the early morning of man- oftener of the sick men whom he poisoned in his hood, the oldest not twenty-four-were extermi. Syrian hospital (an act of merely erroneous hunated by successive rolls of musketry, when help-manity), and more of the Duc d'Enguien's exeless as infants, having their arms pinioned behind cution than of either; though this, savage as it their backs like felons on the scaffold, and having was, admits of such palliations as belong to doubtsurrendered their muskets (which else would have ful provocations in the sufferer, and to extreme permade so desperate a resistance) on the faith that sonal terror in the inflictor. Here, then, we have a they were dealing with soldiers and men of honour. case of wholesale military murder, emanating from I have elsewhere examined, as a question in Christendom, and not less treacherous than the casuistry, the frivolous pretences for this infamous worst which have been ascribed to the Mahometan carnage, but that examination I have here no Timur, or even to any Hindoo Rajah, which wish to repeat; for it would draw off the attention hardly moved a vibration of anger, or a solitary from one feature of the case, which I desire to outcry of protestation from the European press bring before the reader, as giving to this Jaffa (then, perhaps, having the excuse of deadly fear tragedy a depth of atrocity wanting in that of for herself), or even from the press of moral EngDahra. The four thousand and odd young Al- land, having no such excuse. Fifty years have banians had been seduced, trepanned, fraudulently passed; a less enormity is perpetrated, but again decoyed, from a post of considerable strength, in by a French leader; and, behold! Europe is now which they could and would have sold their lives convulsed from side to side by unaffected indignaat a bloody rate, by a solemn promise of safety from tion! So travels the press to victory: such is the authorised French officers. “But,” said Napoleon, light, and so broad, which it diffuses: such is the in part of excuse, “ these men, my aides-de-camp, strength for action by which it combines the were poltroons: to save their own lives, they made hearts of nations. promises which they ought not to have made.' Suppose it so; and suppose the case one in which * " Modern military life:"-By modern I mean since the the supreme authority has a right to disavow his opening of the thirty years' war. In this war, the sack, or agents; what then? This entitles that authority of the worst amongst martial russianisms. But this hap

partial sack, of Magdeburg, will occur to the reader as one to refuse his ratification to the terms agreed on; pens to be a hoax. It is an old experience, that, who but this, at the same time, obliges him to replace once the demure muse of history has allowed herself 15 the hostile parties in the advantages from which in our own history, which our children read traditionally

tell a lie, she never retracts it. Many are the falsehoods his agents had wiled them by these terms. A for truths, merely because our uncritical grandfathers berobber, who even owns himself such, will not pre- What fuult there was in the case belonged to the King of

lieved them to be such. Magdeburg was not sacked. tend that he may refuse the price of the jewel as Sweden, who certainly was remiss in this instance, though exorbitant, and yet keep possession of the jewel. with excuses more than were hearkened to at that time. And next comes a fraudulent advantage, not ob- Tilly, the Bavariau General, had no reason for severity in

According to the regular tained by a knavery in the aides-de-camp, but in routine of war, Magdeburg had become forfeited to military the leader himself. The surrender of the wea-execution; which, let the reader remember, was not, in pons, and the submission to the fettering of the those days, a right of the General as against the enemy,

and by way of salutary warning to other cities, lest they arms, were not concessions from the Albanians, also should abuse the right of a reasonable defence, but filched by the representatives of Napoleon, acting was a right of the soldiery as against their own leaders. (as he says) without orders, but by express false- and ill-paid soldier. So of prisoners. If I made a pri

A town stormed was then a little perquisite to the ill-fed hoods, emanating from himself. The officer com- soner of “ Signor Drew" (see Henry V.], it was my busimanding at Dahra could not have reached his ness to fix his ransom: the General had no business to inenemy without the shocking resource which he terfere with that. Magleburg, therefore, had incurred the

common penalty (which she must have foreseen) of ob. employed: Napoleon could. The officer at Dahra stinacy; and the only difference between her case and that violated no covenant: Napoleon did. The officer of many another brave little town, that quietly submitted to at Dahra had not by lies seduced his victims from speaking-trumpets of history, was this—that the penalty

the usual martyrdom, without howling through all the their natural advantages: Napoleon had. Such was, upon Magdeburg, but partially enforced. Harte, the was the atrocity of Jaffa in the year 1799. Now, tutor of Lord Chesterfield's son, first published, in his Life the relation of that great carnage to the press, at that time, kept by a Lutheran clergyman. This diary

of Gustavus Adolphus, an authentic diary of what passed the secret argument through which that vast shows sufficiently that no real departures were made from massacre connects itself with the progress of the the customary routine, except in the direction of mercy. press, is this—that in 1799, and the

two follow. But it is evident that the people of Magdeburg were a sort

of German hogs, of whom, it is notorious, that if you ating years, when most it had become important to tempt in the kindest way to sheer them, all you get is horsearch the character and acts of Napoleon, ex

rible yelling, and (the proverb asserts) very little wool. cepting Sir Robert Wilson, no writer in Europe, no outrages, I have noticed its real features,

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i to " IETY Thursday, Dec. 3. Three oclock p.x.-Windings and overhead trampings of the boat-boys, the N.N.E.hand the afternoon like my aunt Hannah, crashings and bumpings in the locks, the foetid fair but frosty. Embark in the Company's '"swift exhalations of bog fog and stagnant pool, comboat;" shortly after the arrival of Signor Bianconi's mingled with fumes of whisky punch, reek of tallow long cars from Galway and from Westport, and candles, and breath (not to mention shoes) of some skim along through floating plates of ice towards twenty persons, cooped together, and chattering, Shamon harbour. Skipper takes our cash in ad- laughing, wrangling, or snoring, for upwards of vance, engaging that we shall be all deposited, high eighteen hours, in a tiny wooden box, sixteen feet and dry, upon the pier at Portobello, convenient to long, six wide, and hardly so much in height: 112 the metropolis, at eleven o'clock of the following

“Oh, you get a very comfortable dinner' in the morning. Alas, the race is not to the Swift. boat." . 1

il riktig 11 Second visit from skipper to ask us all to dine; Sir or Madam+Much good may it do you! A to not that he has any dinner to offer in this rolliek- Eight o'clock Frosty feelings about the lower ing little bit of a lobster shell, but he wants to tele- extremities, notwithstanding the high temperature graph to our host that is to be, in the night boat kept up by means of a stove at the upper end of now awaiting our approach, - 414

the cabin. A grating sound heard now, and then

1 * Alone by the banks of the dark-rolling Shannon,"

against the sides of the vessel, as though the ice

were closing in around us. And so it is. In half, how many legs of mutton, and how many turnips, an-hour afterwards the noise is without internis, will be required for our entertainment.

sion, and we feel ourselves sawing our way through No wires laid down upon this line as yet ; but a continuous crust.

in gratiast to TT the affair is well managed with a pole and bit of Half-past Eleven, Tullamore. -Limerick aqua bunting. I got

ties had only bargained for perils by water, and Four o'clock --Pass Clonfort, formerly ani Epis- therefore determined to go ashore, taking chance copal residence, and still the site of a fine old for a conveyance on the morrow by coach and train, cathedral church. Tako in one policeman, and two to Dublin. Lucky man from Banagher, derides; couples of chickens, the latter of which are imme- their caution, asks where will they be next day at diately put to death, to boil with the bacon we shall noon, quotes Horace, “festina lente," and declares; have by and bye. Daresay they had fatter chickens for pushing on.

:: at Clonfort when the bishops lived there.

Mem. It is easy to say, push on. Half-past Four.-Cross the Shannon in a Noah's Push on, then, past Philipstown, a boat-boya Ark called a packet-boat, whose ordinary gait of standing most of the way in the bow, to smash tha: going, wind and weather favouring, averages three ice with a pole. No pedometer on board, but guess, and a quarter miles, Irish, per hour. This, calcu- we are going half-a-knot an hour. Skipper cons) lating our present distance from Dublin, as per sulted whether he thinks she'll stick? chart, at sixty miles, gives a promise that we shall

“Stick, Sir ? No, Sir. It froze as hard last; be at the other terminus in about eighteen hours night, or harder if anything, and she didn't stick and a half. Such annihilation of time and space then, Sir." will scarcely be dreamt of by posterity. But won't Convincing logic ;-Go a-head! we do it?

December 4, Three o'clock A.M.-Now twelveFive o'clock.- Pass Shannon harbour, and take hours afloat. Saw labours incessantly. Wonder ; in a few aquatic tourists, who had steamed it in the is this the way they get through Wenham Lake ? morning from Limerick. One passenger from Ba- Some audible wishes expressed that the wishers nagher, who had to run for it, and barely overtook had taken a hint from the Southrons, and stopped us under the bridge, comes puffing and panting into at Tullamore. Too late now to stop anywhere, the cabin, and whilst he unca ses himself from half- being on the verge of the bog of Allen, and far a-dozen shawls and greatcoats, eagerly demands of away from human habitation. Banagher passenall the company—“Wasn't I in luck, not to be left ger still buoyant, and clamorous for spatchcock. behind?” That remains to be proved. Nobody Four o'clock.— There be two kinds of speed, knows his luck till he finds the end of it.

railway speed and snailway speed; and this is one Six o'clock.-Dinner--the grand secret of Canal of them. We are now running through the eleImmortality.

ment at the rate of one yard per minute ; where"Le veritable Amphitryon

upon we think it high time to call another council. Est l'Amphitryon, ou l'on dine.

Skipper in hopes that, when she comes fairly into If it were not for that leg of mutton, and those the “ long level,” the springs, thereabouts abounddurnips, who would encounter the nocturnal bellow. | ing at the bottom of the canal, will beat the frost

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and make a clear passage. A supply of hot water | its own munificent cost and charge, for our convey. and whisky, ordered in to season cheering ance to the railway station at Kildare, and, further, expectations inspired by which Bahagher, after the frank us forward to the great terminus of all our manner of Sir James Graham, gives us a staye hopes and exertions. propriate to our situation.

A lady, who with two little children had, accombontsd go out i Tinti bas gaili. 115 -- 100g fucirea lui

Weel does the boatie row;" atrisiz panied us in our expedition, relying upon the hope: Men Boatie growlgą most discordant basé from ful assurances of the Banagher pioneer, was of both her sides, her sole response to this “ flattering course unable to join in this pedestrian adventuroi tale" ujed bits .Is it f

She was, therefore, left behind in the diteh ; but

P" I ?!!!! Five o'clockor In the long level ".at last, with how long she remained there, or whether she reont mistake ; but the ice only tougher and toughør. mains there to this day, are matters only known to Skipper seratches his head, and aeknowledges that herself and to her friends, and to the directors of the springs are bet for once." in these song

our Inland Navigation. Agreeable intelligence in the middle of the. Bog

Nine o'clock, P.M. Dublin.--Here we are at last, of Allen,, at kve o'clock of a December morning, having been just thirty hours engaged in porformand the man, in the moon leering down upon us,

ing a transit of seventy miles from the nearest point 476 Froup skies where you could count each little star, **

of the province of Connaught. Well may it be

called “ The Far West." with a taunting expression of countenance, as much The Limerick party, having enjoyed a comfort* to

*What on earth brought you there?” able night's rest at Tullamore, and a good breakEven the favourite of fortune has not a word of fast in the morning, came leisurely by dry land to comfort, nor a scrap of Latin left. Banagher it- the same railway station, and arrived in this same self is a bet."

" He can only blow his fingers and city six hours before us. So much for our Banagher meditate upon his «luck."

comrade and his “ festina lente.” He knows now, There are more pleasing situations in “this bleak perhaps, that there may be “luck in leisure.” world” than that of the Company's packet-boat, And now, let it not be forgotten that it was by No. 5, on this fourth morning of December, ice- the manquvres of this Grand Canal Company, and botund in a brown ditch, surrounded on all sides by for the preservation of their vested rights, as the a bog, whereof the visible extent is only limited by sole chartered carriers of goods and human bodies the far horizon, and many miles distant from any between Dublin and Ballinasloe, that the Irish town or house of entertainment, within which a Great Western Railway Bill was thrown out by Fayfarer may lay his head. How she could come the House of Lords in the session of 1845; and to stick there this morning, of all the mornings in that by the same tactics, and with the same objects, the year, surpassed the comprehension of the most the saine bill was also rejected by the House of able and intelligent of navigators.; " " She had often Commons in the session of 1846. And further made the passage in a harder frost, and would more, be it borne in mind, that with similar intonagain! But there is something unnattheral in tions and designs, certain adroit individuals are now everything this year. When the potatoes go wrong, pretending to bring forward a plan of a western all the world goes wrong ; even ice itself is con- railway along the banks of the said Grand Canal, thirairy by what it used to be.”.

and even, if hereafter they have not the wish to That's the philosophy of the whole matter"; and construet anything of the sort, one purpose will be we were fain to take it for our only consolation, as accomplished, if other and more feasible projects, we set out to trudge along a dreary and shelterless can be defeated,—the privilege of sawing a passage mad to Rathangan, some twelve miles south-east through the ice will be secured for Galway travelof car « sticking-place." There, we were told, the lers, as long as the winter wind freezes and the Company would be so kind as to provide cars, at canal water does not flow.

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THE DREAMER. Dost thou speak of me when dreaming ?

Sees aye one of me: Il Slumbering, do thy lips me call ?

And now the unconscious tongue's repeating A strange deep rapture's through me streaming

His name whom thy heart is greeting ! As thy accents fall

Midnight!-the lamp's dimly burning: Like voice of seraph, calm and holy,

Kneeling, I hold thy hand in mine : - Breathing for my gladness solely.

And as I watch thee, with deep yearning Is't, then true, the Hindoo fable,

Clings my soul to thine! That the unsleeping spirit, stirr’d,

Pure as the snowflake heaven leaving, Through the slumbering ear, is able

Yet thrilling with thy bosom's heaving ! To hear the whisper'd word ;

Hush! does she speak, my darling ?-breathing ! And dreams arise the heart enthralling

Yet again those sounds of love! Echpes to the tender calling ?

I quiver !-as if angels, wreathing But with thee, thou fond adorer!

Holy flowers above, Thaumprompted spirit, wand'ring free,

Mingled in the wreath they threw me
Mid the Fisions beaming o'er her,

One earthly rose to tempt-undo me!
Dec. 8, 1845.

R. H. P.

LORD CAMPBELL'S LIVES OF THE ENGLISH CHANCELLORS.

SECOND SERIES.

LORD CAMPBELL, the indefatigable, has now shown to men of letters. IIe has a high and a very nearly finished his, literally, Herculean labours. just appreciation of the value of literature to the ---In digging deeply and vigorously into the lawyer of all men ; who, much abstracted from accumulated lumber of English history, and society by his pursuits, can know the real world the history of English Chancellors, of law courts, in many of its phases chiefly through books, and and kings' courts, statesmen's cabinets, and who sees but the seamy side of life in his own queens' closets-he has, through immeasurable profession. heaps of trash, dragged into light a few rare One point, upon which public opinion, and also and precious treasures. But where little was that of the profession, is nearly ripened, is pretty hidden, less was to be discovered; and it would well established by Lord Campbell's work. We be unreasonable to expect, in the lives of a few allude to the necessity-one which has existed commonplace, or mere-lawyer chancellors, the for ages--of separating the judicial offices of the vitality and interest that abound in biographies Chancellor from the political functions which the of a-Becket, Wolsey, More, and Bacon. The English Chancellors, the Keepers of the King's new biographies are written in the same familiar Conscience, have often so mischievously exercised ; and pleasant vein which characterised the former and which strongly tempt, if they do not almost performances, and which, if somewhat unprofes- compel, the highest law officer of the country to sional, not to say undignified, was found ex- sink into a supple, subservient, intriguing minitremely agreeable as soon as the reader got over | ster, whose main object is to keep his place, emoluhis first shock at a lawyer and ex-chancellor—in ments, and enormous patronage-à necessity the abstract a very high and solemn personage- which, so late as our own “enlightened" day, doffing his robes, and, like Thurlow when at play, tended to make Thurlow an unscrupulous knave, putting his wig into his pocket, drawing in his and Eldon- -whatever Lord Campbell shall chair, tilting his legs, taking his cigar into his be pleased to describe that curious human and mouth, and writing about great historical events, legal compound ! and the lives of grave and venerable dignitaries It must be remembered, in perusing these of the law and the state, exactly as he might Lives, that the Chancellors have here the fair have talked of them after a Bencher's dinner, or advantage of being tried by their peers. It is at Nando's coffee-house; to which-like Thurlow an eminent lawyer and an ex-Chancellor, who again-he had slipped out, in deshabille, from his passes warm encomiums on whatever virtues or chambers of an evening, to relax from the dry and merits they possessed; while he frankly exposes severe studies of a long day. As he approaches their blemishes, and sums up with candour and his own times, Lord Campbell becomes more and leniency. If they come, most of them, out of the more free and familiar, and at last fairly wins ordeal damaged and disfigured, the fault is not upon his readers, by placing them completely at that of their judge. their ease with him. Whether the great critics The Lives that remain to be written are those may not rebuke this undignified style, we cannot of the Chancellors Loughborough, Erskine, and guess ; but what is more to our purpose, plain Eldon, which are to fill a sixth and concluding readers will find the style well adapted to much volume ; and though Lord Campbell has been in of the subject matter—to the gossip and anec- part forestalled by Mr. Twiss and others, we have dotes, the delicate scandals, and the Court and no doubt that, from his intimate personal accurrent jokes of a past generation. These plea- quaintance with the Eldon period, and his disposantries may not always be the most felicitous sition as a Whig to display the reverse of the imaginable, but the humour, such as it is, is medal, he will make a satisfactory work_leaning, always good-humour. And Lord Campbell de- too probably, to the side of indulgence. serves unqualified praise for higher things—for The fourth and fifth volumes, just published, undeviating adherence to the principles of civil contain the lives of fifteen Chancellors or Lord and religious liberty, for enlarged views of those Keepers, from Maynard to Thurlow inclusive ; principles, for his admiration of the personal and some of whose names are, we verily believe, now domestic virtues, and the comprehensive and en- known only to their descendants and a few readthusiastic devotion to literature, which entitles ing lawyers. Who, popularly speaking, ever him as much to the gratitude of the sojourners heard of Trevor, or Lord Keeper Wright; and and grovellers in the heights or depths of Grob for several of the others who cares? Lord CampStreet, as to that of poets soaring to the loftiest bell was under the necessity of serving out the regions of Parnassus. One of his uniform tests, chaff with the wheat, but our duty is more agreein summing up the character of his heroes, is the able. It leads us back, in the first place, to the particular chancellor's achievements in literature, original series, when, in April last, we took leave or the arts and sciences; and secondary to this, of Lord Campbell, complaining of his harsh conthe kindness or patronage which he may have demnation, and, as we humbly conceived, very

The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England, from the earliest times till the reign of King George IV. B, Jolin, Lord Campbell, A.M., F.R.S.E. (Second Series. From the Revolutiou of 1688 till the death of Lord Thurlow, in 1806.) Vols, iv, and v. London: John Murray.!

inadequate appreciation of one English Chan-whose money he had pocketed, but stifling the misgivings cellor, who intellectually was among the most of conscience by the splendour and flattory which he now exalted of the human race,

commanded-struck to the earth by the discovery of his But the examina

corruption---taking to his bed, and refusing sustenancetion of this single life of Bacon would demand confessing the truth of the charges brought against him, for itself a long paper; and we must be content, and abjectly imploring mercy---nobly rallying from his for the present, to point attention to what is most disgrace, and engaging in new literary undertakings, which obvious in its injustice and misconstruction.

have added to the splendour of his name-still exhibiting

a touch of his ancient vanity, and in the inidst of pecuLord Campbell shows reverence, by approach- niary embarrassment refusing to be stripped of his feaing the presence of Chancellor Bacon, not in his thers '-inspired, nevertheless, with all his youthful zeal usual slipshod pace but with measured and for science, in conducting his last experiment of stuffing stately step. He considers the life of Bacon a fowl with snow to preserve it,' which succeeded ex“ still a desideratum in English literature;” and,

cellently well,' but brought hiin to his grave.”' if he be right, it remains one:-England will not

Thus Lord Campbell sets out by concentrating accept of his. He has, “ with fear and trembling,” all the frailties and faults spread over a long life attempted the arduous task of delineating a cha- into a focus, and then sitting down to contemplate racter which certainly bafiles all ordinary rules and examine in detail the ugly heap of blots and and common-place axioms; and which, we humbly blemishes which he has raked together; exaggerthink, he has but imperfectly penetrated, and ating errors, and making less allowance for the sometimes judged on narrow and warped views.

spirit and manners of Bacon's age than he has The most studied, and what is termed ambi- done in every other instance, or for that passiontious piece of composition in these volumes is, the less and philosophical temperament which held introduction to the life of Bacon :

Lord Verulam at once above and below the ordin

nary "Patted on the head by Queen Elizabeth-mocking yond the pale of its common sympathies. Bacon

standard of humanity, and placed him bethe worshippers of Aristotle at Cambridge-catching the first glimpsos of his great discoveries, and yet uncertain

was not one of those men who either desire or whether the light was from heaven--associating with the attract personal affection. He might have been karned and the gay at the Court of France--devoting hard and cold-blooded, but one of the greatest himself to Bracton and the Year Books in Gray's Inn

nen of any age or country could not have been a throwing aside the musty folios of the law to write a moral essay, to make an experiment in natural philosophy, perfect monster of moral depravity. or to detect the fallacies which had hitherto obstructed

The son of Lord Keeper Sir Nicholas Bacon, te progress of useful truth-contented for a time with and the near relative of the Cecils, the most taking all knowledge for his province'-roused from wealthy and powerful persons in the State, he, these speculations by the stings of vulgar ambition-ply- who had been reared in aflluence and luxury, ing all the arts of Hattery to gain official advancement by found himself, by the sudden death of his father, royal and courtly favour-entering the Ilouse of Comtoons, and displaying powers of oratory of which he had just as he was entering upon life, a very poor heen unconscious---being seduced by the love of popular younger son; regarded with jealousy or treated applause, for a brief space becoming a patriot—making with indifference by those on whom he had a naamends, by defending all the worst excesses of preroga- tural claim for assistance, and either obstructed tive--publishing to the world lucubrations on morals which show the nicest perception of what is honourable

or left to make his unaided way to fortune. That and beautiful, as well as prudent, in the conduct of life, he sometimes diverged into crooked paths, and yet, the son of a Lord Keeper, the nephew of the prime debased himself to gain his ambitious or his minister, a queen's counsel, with the first practice at the praiseworthy objects, though deeply to be regretLar, arrested for debt, and languishing in a spunginglouse—tired with vain solicitations to his own kindred ted, is not without palliation. There may be less for promotion, joining the party of their opponent, and,

excuse for his coldness to Essex, a patron whom aiter experiencing the most generous kindness from the he never could have esteemed, and also for his young and chivalrous head of it, assisting to bring him to corruption as a Judge, though pecuniary embarthe scaffold, and to blacken his memory-seeking, by a rassment may be pleaded in extenuation of equimercenary marriage, to repair his broken fortuneson vocal conduct. Nor can we cast out of view the the accession of a new sovereign offering up the most sertile adulation to a pedant whom he utterly despised - temptations into which poverty has betrayed the infinitely gratified by being permitted to kneel down, with strongest minds. iwo hundred and thirty others, to receive the honour of knighthood-truckling to a worthless favourite with the student of law, and his early eminence as

Due praise is given to Bacon's assiduity as most slavish subserviency, that he might be appointed a law officer of the Crowo-then giving the most admir- sound lawyer," to which profession he had been alle advice for the compilation and emendation of the reluctantly driven, when, at the age of twenty, all laws of England, and helping to inflict torture on a poor hopes of obtaining some public employment by parson whom he wished to hang as a traitor for writing an

which he might live, and devote himself to science unpublished and unpreached sermon-attracting the notice of all Europe by his philosophical works, which established and literature, had failed. a new era in the mode of investigating the phenomena both • The Cecils not only refused to interest themselves of matter and mind-basely intriguing in the meanwhile for their kinsman, but now, and for many years after, that for further promotion, and writing secret letters to his he might receive no effectual assistance from others, they Sovereign to disparage his rivals-riding proudly between spread reports that he was a vain speculator, and totally the Lord High Treasurer and Lord Privy Seal, preceded unfit for real business." by his mace-bearer and purse-bearer, and followed by a After being called to the bar, the recommendalong line of nobles and judges, to be installed in the office tion of his uncle, the Lord Treasurer Cecil, was of Lord IIigh Chancellor-by-and-bye, settling with his servants the account of the bribes they had received for necessary to obtain him a certain step in his prolim--a little embarrassed by being obliged, out of de- fession, cency, the case being so clear, to decide against the party • To an application for his interference, the old Lord,

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