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the base of the mountain, might compreliend hundreds of arres' | weave from the tough thread of the maguey. Cotton grew the uppermost was only large enough to accommodate a few luxuriantly on the low sultry level of the coast, and furnished rows of Indian corn. Some of the eminences presented such them with a clothing suitable to the milder latitudes of the a mass of solid rock that, after being hewn into terraces, they country. But, from the llama, and the kindred species of were obliged to be covered deep with earth before they could l'eruvian sheep, they obtained a fleece adapted to the colder serve the purpose of the husbandman. With such patient toil climate of the table land, ‘more estimable,' to note the fandid the Peruvians combat the formidable obstacles presented hy guage of a well-informed writer, 'than the down of the Cazathe face of their country! Without the use of the tools or dian beaver, the fleece of the brelis des calmnucks, or of the the machinery familiar to the European, each individual could Syrian goat. have done little ; but, acting in large masses, and under a com- “Of the four varieties of the Peruvian sleep, the llana, the con direction, they were enabled, hy indefatigable perseverance, one most familiarly known, is the least valuable on arcount of to achieve results, to have attempted which might have filled its wool. It is chiefly employed as a beast of burlen, for white even the European with dismay."
although it is somewhat larger than any of the other varitje
its diminutive size and strength would seem to divnalify it. I They made considerable progress in agricultural science;
carries a load of little more than a hundred pounds, and eanbat and the guano now highly prized by our farmers was con
travel above three or four leagues in a day. But all this is sidered not less valuable by the Peruvians.
compensated by the little care and cost required for its manan “ The Peruvian farmers were well acquainted with the dis
ment and its maintenance. It picks up an easy subsistence ferent kinds of manures, and made larve use of them--a cir- from the moss and stunted herbage that grow scantily along cumstance rare in the rich lands of the tropies, and probably the withered sides and the steeps of the Cordilleras. Die not elsewhere practised by the rude tribes of America. They structure of its stomach, like that of the camel, is such as to muue great use of guano, the valuable deposit of sea-fowl that enable it to dispense with any supply of water for weeks, say, has attracted so much attention of late from the agriculturises months together. Its spongy hoof, armed with a claw or both of Europe and of our own country, and the stimulating pointed talon, to enable it to take secure hold on the ice, never and nutritious properties of which the Indians perfectly appre requires to be shod, and the load on its back sits securely in ciated. This was found in such immense quantities on many
its bed of wool, without the aid of girth or saddle. The llar of the little islands along the coast, as to have the appearance
move in troops of five hundred, or even a thousand, and thus, of lofty hills, which, covered with a white saline incrustation, though each individual carries but little, the aggregate is corled the conquerors to give them the naine of the sierra nerada, siderable. The whole caravan travels on at its regular pare, or 'snowy mountains.'
passing the night in the open air, without suffering from the “ The Incas took their usual precautions for securing the coldest temperature, and marching in perfect order, and in obe benefits of this important article to the husbandman. They dience to the voice of the driver. It is only when overloaded assigned the small islands on the coast to the use of the respec
that the spirited little animal refuses to stir, and neither bion tive districts which lay avijacent to them. When the island
nor caresses can induce him to rise from the ground. He is was large, it was distributed anong several districts, and the
as sturdy in asserting his rights on this occasion as he is usual's boundaries for each were clearly detined. All encroachment on
docile and unresisting." the rights of another was severely punished. And they secured the preservation of the fowl by penalties as stern as those by took of the plans pursued by them in conducting all busi
Their mode of managing flocks and manufactares parwhich the Vormun tyrants of England protected their own gue. No one was allowed to set foot on the island during ness. Cuzco was the main-spring of the state. Centralithe season for breeding under pain of death, and to kill the zation was reduced to a perfect system. The Government birds at any time was punished in the like inanner.
directed everything. Not a shuttle moved in Pero bat by “ With this advancement in agricultural science, the Peru- the Inca's orders. The people were reduced to machines rians might be supposed to have liad some knowledge of the very happy, well-fed, and contented machines. We find plough, in such general use among the primitive nations of the eastern continent. But they had neither the iron ploughshare of the world's history, and none more successful. :
no inore complete despotism in any'country, at any stage of the Old World, nor had they animals for draught, which indeed were nowhere found in the New. The instrument which
“The regulations for the care and breeding of these flocks they used was a strong, sharp-pointed stake, traversed by a were preserved with the greatest minuteness, and with a saga horizontal piece, ten or twelve inches from the point, on which city which excited the admiration of the Spaniards, who were the ploughman might set his foot, and force it into the ground. familiar with the management of the great migratory flocks Sivor eight strong men were attached by ropes to the stake, and of Merinos in their own country, dragged it forcibly along, pulling together, and keeping time as
“At the appointed season they were all sheared, and the they moved by chanting their national songs, in which they wool was deposited in the public magazines. It was then were acrompanied by the women, who followed in their train to dealt out to each family in such quantities as sufficed for its break up the sods with their rakes. The mellow soil offered wants, and was consigned to the female part of the household slight resistance ; and the labourer, hy long practice, acquired / who were well instructed in the business of spinning and a dexterity which enabled liim w turn up the ground to the re- weaving. When this labour was accomplished, and the famay quisite depth with astonishing facility.”
was provide:l with a coarse but warm covering, suited to the cold There is a wide difference between our children of the climate of the mountains---for in the lower country, cuttaa, Normans, and these children of the Sun. For choice, the
furnished in like manner by the crown, took the place, to s Incas were greatly preferable to the Dukes. Our aristo
certain extent, of wool—the people were required to Laboa:
for the Inca. The quantity of the cloth needed, as well as cracy preserve pheasants, useful birds when not overdone, but generally over-protected and then they are mischievous.mined at Cuzco. The work was then apportioned among the
the peculiar kind and quality of the fabric, was first deter The Peruvian aristocracy preserved sea-fowl. The game different provinces. Officers appointed for the purpose saperlaws of the modern preservers injure agriculture. The ntended the distribution of the wool, so that the manufacture laws of their barbarian predecessors were devised to increase
of the different articles should be entrusted to the most comguano ; and the Lothians or Lincolnshire may be at this petent hands.” hour indebted to their care.
The success of the Incas' despotism is apparent in tbe Our manufacturers have only recently introduced the respect and veneration in which they were held by the peo wool of the llama. It was in use amongst the Peruvians ple. When, upon the order and regularity of their empire many hundred years since :
the strange warriors broke at last, carrying dismay and “They had peculiar advantages for domestic manufacture in a terror in their path, the fide'ity of the people to their material incomparably superior to anything possessed by the other monarchs was peculiarly marked. It was part, indied, of races of the western continent. They found a good substitute their religious system. They worshipped the Sury, and, for linen in a fabric, which, like the Aztecs, they knew how to regarding the Incas as his lineal descendants, they came
necessarily to impart some portion of their religious alle-, “ The Italian poets, in their gorgeous pictures of the gardens giance to their monarchs, who, on their part, appear of Alcina and Morgana, came nearer the truth than they to have acted in a manner likely to retain and increase imagined. their popularity. They made frequent processions through consider that the wealth displayed by the Peruvian princes was
“Our surprise, however, may reasonably be excited, when we their dominions :
only that which each had amassed individually for himself. He “The most effectual means taken by the Incas for com- owed nothing to inheritance from his predecessors. On the municating with their people, were their progresses through the decease of an Inca his palaces were abandoned; all his treaenipire. These were conducted, at intervals of several years, sures-except what were employed in his obsequies--his furwith great state and magnificence. The sedan, or litter, inuiture and apparel, were suffered to remain as he left them, and which they travelled, richly emblazoned with gold and emeralds, his numerous mansions were closed up for ever.
The new Was guarded by a nunerous escort. The men who wore it on sovereign was to provide himself with everything new for his their shoulders were provided by two cities, specially appointed royal state. The reason of this was the popular belief that for the purpose. It was a post to be coveted by no one, if, as the soul of the depărtel monarch would return after a time to is asserted, a fall was punished with death. They travelled with reanimate his body on earth, and they wished that he should ease and expedition, lialting at the tambos, or inns, erected by find everything to which he had been used in life prepared for government along the route, and occasionally at the royal his reception." palaces, which, in the great towns, afforded ample accommodations for the whole of the monarch's retinue. The noble roads
Our theory that the ancestors of the Peruvian race which traversed the table land were lined with people, who separated from the other families of mankind at a very swept away the stones and stubble from their surface, strewing carly period, is supported strongly by their religious obthem with sweet-scented flowers, and vying with each other in
They believed in the resurrection of the carrying forward the baggage from one village to another. The body, and the existence of the soul after death. They monarch halted from time to time to listen to the grievances
the first step in idolatry; but, of his subjects, or to settle some points which had been referred worshipped the sunto his decision by the regular tribunals. As the princely train
until a comparatively recent period, they added no other wound its way along the mountain passes, every place was
creatures to their mythology. Subsequently, and shortly thronged with spectators eager to catch a glimpse of their before the arrival of the Spaniards, they had fallen into sovereign ; and when he raised the curtains of his litter, and the secondary worship of minor idols. They preserved showed himself to their eyes, the air was rent with acclama
very clear and distinct the tradition of the deluge; and tions, as they invoked blessings on his head. Tradition long probably no race presented a smaller departure from the commemorated the spots at which he hulted, and the simple truth delivered to the patriarchal fathers, roug a long people of the country held them in reverence, as places conseerated, by the presence of an Inca."
period of time, than the Peruvians :
Mr. Prescott's history of their conquest is full of interThese expressions of attachment to the Incas, in the est, with all the value of facts carefully sifted, and all the plentitude of their power, are not nearly so affecting as
attractiveness of a romance skilfully written. He thus the zeal with which their persons and their property was
parts with Peru. defended to the last, in their days of adversity, when they were hunted by a powerful enemy, whose skill and science * The testimony of the Spanish conquerors is not uniform defeated the numbers and devotedness of their people. in respect to the favourable influence excited by the Peruvian
The Incas collected great wealth, and exhibited it in the institutions on the character of the people. Drinking and number and magnificence of their palaces. Cuzco was dancing are said to have been the pleasures to which they the London of Peru, and Yucay its Windsor. The beauty
were immoderately addicted. Like the slaves and serfs in of this country residence is described in glowing terms by other lands, whose position escluded them from more serious Mr. Prescott :
and ennobling occupations, they found a substitute in frivolous “But the favourite residence of the Incas was at Yucay, about
or sensual indulgence. Lazy, luxurious, and licentious, are four leagues distance from the capital. In this delicious valley, locked up within the friendly arins of the Sierra, which shel? | the epithets bestowed on them by one of those who saw them at tered it from the rude breezes of the east, and refreshed by the Conquest, but whose pen was not too friendly to the Indian. gushing fountains and streams of running water, they built the Yet the spirit of independence could hardly be strong in a most beautiful of their palaces, Here, when wearied with the dust people who had no interest in the soil, no personal rights to and toil of the city, they loved to retreat and solace themselves defend; and the facility with which they yielded to the Spanish with the society of their favourite concubines, wandering amidst invadler--after every allowance for their comparative inferiority groves and airy gardens, that shed around their soft intoxicating --argues a deplorable destitution of that patriotic feeling which odours, and lulled the senses to voluptuous repose. Here, too, they holds lite as little in comparison with freedom, loved to indulge in the luxury oftheir baths, replenished by streams “But we must not julze too hardly of the unfortunate of crystal water, which were conducted through subterraneuns native, because he quailed before the civilization of the silver channels into basins of gold. The spacious gardens were European. We must not be insensible to the really great stocked with numerous varieties of plants and thowers, that results that were achieved by the government of the Incas. grew without effort in this temperate region of the tropics ; We must not forget that, under their rule, the meanest of the while parterres, of a more extraordinary kind, were planted by people enjoyed a far greater degree of personal comfort, at their side, glowing with the various forms of vegetable life least, a greater exemption from physical suffering, than was skillfully imitated in gold and silver. Among them, the Indian possessed by similar classes in other nations of the American corn, the most beautiful of American grains, is particularly continent--greater, probably, than was possessed by these commemorated, and the curious workmanship is noticed with classes in most of the countries of feudal Europe. Under their which the golden ear was half disclosed amidst the broad leaves sceptre the higher orders of the state had made advances in of silver, and the light tassel of the same material that floated many of the arts that belong to a cultivated community. The gracefully from its top. If this dazzling picture staggers the foundations of a regular government were laid, which, in an faith of the reader, he may reflect that the Peruvian mountains age of rapine, secured to its subjects the inestimable blessings teemed with gold; that the natives understood the art of working of tranquillity and safety. By the well-sustained policy of the the mines to a considerable extent; that none of the ore, as we Incas, the rude tribes of the forest were gradually drawn from shall see hereafter, was converted into coin, and that the whole of their fastnesses, and gathered within the folds of civilization; it passed into the hands of the sovereign for his own exclusive and of these materials was constructed a flourishing and popubenefit, whether for purposes of utility or ornament. Certain lous empire, such as was to be found in no other quarter of it is that no fact is better attested by the conquerors themselves, the American continent. The defects of this government were who had ample means of information, and no motive for mis- those of over-refinement in legislation--the last defects to have statement.
been looked for, certainly, in the American aborigines,"
Wayfaring Sketches among the Greeks and Turks, , opportunity of showing what they felt, of which they took ad
and on the shores of the Danube. By a Seven Years' vantage rather amusingly. Resident in Greece. London: Chapman & Hall.
“One of the passengers on board of our steamer, passing
the open door of the Mosque, saw me within, and supposing it The reader will find that the title of this work furnishes to be one of the public sights, very coolly ascended the steps, a very correct indication of the matter it contains. It is would be made either to himself or his dusty boots. Scarce did
and was about to walk in, never dreaming that any objection the production of a lady, as we discover from some ob he appear composedly at the door, when a man who was sweepservations made in the volume, evidently a person ing the carpets, perceiving an unprotected individual, uttered a who possesses, in a considerable degree, the power of ob- yell of rage, which elicited a simultaneous response from all servation and description, and can convey her thoughts in present; then suddenly seizing hold of an immense long pole
which stood near, I do believe for the very purpose, he ran a vigorous, elegant, and pleasing style.
frantically at the intruder with it, in the most ferocious man- . After a lengthy, but far from tedious introduction, the ner, and so terrified and astonished the unfortunate man, that reader is presented with some interesting sketches of he started back and tumbled down the stairs, having just time Greece; and especially the ceremonies of the Greek Church
to give vent to one wild 'Jlisericorde ! as he disappeared in a
whirlwind of dust." during Easter week, are most graphically described. But we cannot take so favourable a view, as does the
There is much truth in the following remarks regarding authoress, of the practices, or we should rather say, the the Turkish empire, which our authoress makes in consuperstitions of this ancient church.
* Doubtless,” says
nexion with her visit to Constantinople :she, “it is a question, how far it may not be injurious to
“ 'The Turkish empire itself will soon be a dream-already the mind, that religious feelings should be roused, or im- is it gliding from the scale of nations, losing its distinctive pressions made, by means of any such outward ceremony; tinctness, as the spirit of other countries steals on it from all
characteristies day by day, and assuming that shłowy indisyet, in the case of the Greek people, I should imagine it sides, which tells that, as a peculiar and separate people, it would be productive only of good. Their faithi, simple will soon belong to the past. This fact, dnily becoming more and child-like, honestly accepting all their church would glaring to all who even cursorily glance at the actual state of
the Ottoman empire, is noways atlected by the political fate have them believe, has, it must be owned, but little of a
which may ultimately cancel it from among the kingdoms of spiritual nature, at least as yet ; and it may, therefore, the earth. A country may chinige masters, losing even its be as well that their lively imaginations and quick feel name, and become merged in one more powerful, whether it be ings should be worked upon in this manner.”
subdued by the force of arms, or handed over to a foreign
yoke, by the diplomatic arrangements of those who have made Altogether, I think the impression left on the mind by it the toy of their own interest, but it may not the less in this these ceremonies cannot but be favourable to the Grecks position retain its individuality, if such a term may be usedand their church ; surely more is said of their ignorance the character of the people remaining the same, and the spirit and superstition than is altogether just ?''
of the nation unquenched. Leaving Greece, which had been the happy home of our alike of all those great powers in whose hands it lies, and
“ With Turkey it is very different ; it has been the policy authoress for several years, and to which she bade allieu whose clashing interests alone have prevented its being long with no small degree of regret, she sailed in the direction since assigned to one or the other, to undermine it grautually; of Smyrna, calling at some of the islands in the Archi-effacing from it its peculiarities one by one, and bringing it pelago. Some time was spent in inspecting the objects under the ostensible motive of laudibly introducing civilisation
into contact with the moral atmosphere of other countries, of interest in Smyrna—the gate to the East. Among and enlightenment ; thus, it will soon matter little whether it other places visited was the largest mosque in Smyrna, holds its place on the map as a Russian province, or by any into which our authoress, after considerable pleading, other name, as far as its own individual existence is concerned. and on condition that she would take off her shoes alto- tures, which is passing away; whose term of existence, leaving
It is the Turkish empire, with all its great and peculiar feagether, and not even replace them with slippers, was
a wild and stirring page among the records of the earth, is exallowed to enter.
piring at last." “I then found myself in a vast building, divided into three And not the less just in her opinion of Mahomedanism, parts, the vaulted roof of cach one forming a separate dome. ) the religion at this moment of many millions of the The two side compartments were reserved seemingly for the
human race. worshippers, and contained a considerable number of the faithInl in the posture of prayer, their foreheads bent to the ground; “ Mahomedanism is hourly opening out into a new aspect that in the centre, to which a few steps descended, was before ine ; I had imagined it but a low, degraded creed, one quite empty, and entirely covered with those beautiful little of the numerous ofisprings of prolific error and ignorance, carpets or much prized everywhere. On the roof, in a large which, as a substitute for the truth that has not yet dawned circle of golden letters, were inscribed the seven names of upon them, could not have a better or a worse effect in its Allah, and suspended from it, by a long chain, were innumer- moral intinence, on the great multitude, than any other vain able little glass lamps, mingled with all sorts of fantastic orna- superstition ; but, from the conversation of those whom I met ments, such as horses' tails, ost rich eggs, &c. In the direction here (Constantinople), and who are well qualified to judge, and of Mecca was a somewhat shabby representation of the Pro- | from a closer view of its palpable working, not as seen in the phet's Tomh, and a kind of pulpit, from whence the Koran is history of past ages, but on the hearts and minds of the indidaily read.
viduals with whom I am actualiy in contact every day, I can"Vy progress through the Mosque was slow, from the cir- not but think that it was originaliy a deeply-laid schede, cumstance that, in spite of the proverbial difficulty of disturbo carried out with an almost fiend-like knowledge of the human ing a moslem at his devotions, every single individual no heart, for enthralling the people by working solely on their sooner saw me than he flew towards me, and insisted on my evil passions. Most other religions, however much they may holding out my foot, that he might be quite sure no worknian- have fallen from their common origin in man's instincship of a profance cobbler had desecrated the sacred ground. tive consciousness of the Supreme, have at least for their When satisfied on this score, there ensued, of course, a routine ultimate aim and end the moral improvement of man ; whereas of a salaaming, which occupied some time. Even then they the system of Islamism would seem in every doctrine and in looked rather sulky at my andacity, though the presence of the every law to foster and bring forth their worst propensities, Mollah, under whose jiotection I was there, prevented them presenting even the heaven for which their purer spirit is to from displaying their anger. They had soon, however, an strive under images so earthly; that the very hope itself de
grades them to the lowest level of mankind; and satisfying | we were called on to bid farewell t) a familiar friend, after so the conscience that goads their fallen nature to arise, with a many weeks that we had trusted ourselves to its guidance, and few material and unmeaning observances, strong only in their made it a part of our daily existence." strictness,"
“We had followed its course since the first moment when, The description of her visit to the Slave Market in plunging and tossing in the midst of that dark, angry sea, our Constantinople is most harrowing to the feelings, and and we were told to mark, in the discolouration of the water,
little vessel had suddenly met with a yet stronger resistance, calculated to awaken anew our indignation at the trailis in how the proud Danube invaded even the stormy Euxine; then human beings. It is painful enough to think of this we had entered upon it in its intensity of solitude, when it seems abominable traffic existing in Turkey; but how much more like a great mourner, with iis sky-like pall, and its shroud of so is it to think that the same inhuman and horrid system mists, and its deally vapours floating on the dull air, as though still widely prevails in the United States of America—in its dreamy loneliness; and gravlually we had seen the sleeping
it called them up to deter all human beings from intruding on a country professedly Christian, and that glories in being Nature awake on its lifeless banks, and throw over them a pre-eminently the land of the free. We insert two ex- veil of summer green and wreaths of flowers; and then, like tracts from the account given of the Slave Market :
an enchanter, whilst its growing loveliness stole on us un
awares, it led us on from scene to scene of quiet beauty, till, “ Presently the slave trader to whom the poor creatures
among the blooming hills of Orsova, we could have made our belonged came up, followed by a tall phlegmatic-looking Turk, home for ever." with the unmeaning features and coarse corpulency which are so characteristic of his nation. The merchant advanced, and, The Book of vetry. London: James Burns. seizing one of the slaves by the arm, forced her to stand up before this personage, who, it appeared, wished to buy her.
Is a collection of poems and ballads, selected carefully, He looked at her for a few minutes from head to fuot, while and got up in the style that distinguishes this publisher's her master descanted on her merits; then he placed one hand works, in which we recognise many pieces from authors on the back of the neck, whilst he jerked her head rudely with of acknowledged merit. the other, so as to force her to open her mouth, that he night examine her teeth; he roughly handled her neck and arms, to Poems. By Spencer T. Hall. London: W. S. Orr & Co. ascertain if the fleslı were firm; and, in short, the examination A TINY volume of poems about woods, trees, fields, and was such that I do not hesitate to declare I have seen a horse
country cottages, written in a very pleasing spirit, by or a dog more tenderly treated, under similar circumstances.”
one who wants to do and think the best with and for “Our guide led us into the adjoining enclosure. llere we became witness to a sale that was just about to be completed. everything. Mr. Spencer Hall is a poet of Sherwood A most interesting group presented itself before us ; two young Forest, and believes in Robin Hood heartily, as a forfemale slaves, both with most pleasing countenances, stood to- ester is surely bound to do. His poetry is of this style :gether closely embraced, the arm of the one round the neck of
“ Little old hamlet! Dearly do I love thee, the other ; their attitude, as well as the strong likeness between
Thy cluster of grey homes and gardens green, them, pointing them out at once as sisters. By their side was
And woodland waving solemnly above thee, an African slave-dealer, in whose ferocious countenance it seemed
With hooded well and muttering rill between, impossible to discern a trace of human feeling. He was armed
And children gambolling round housewife clean, with a large heavy stick, with which he drove them to and fro,
Or patriarch, sunning at his open door, literally like a herd of animals. Three or four Turks were
And reading news, from many a distant scene, discussing, with considerable animation, the price of one of the
To gathering gossips, who admire his lore, women; but the bargain had been struck just before we came
Thinking each fresh event more strange than all before." in, and one of the party, a stout good-looking man, was paying down the money. When this was completed, with an imperi
The little volume is so full of kindly thoughts, that we ous movement of the hand, le motioned to his newly-purchased cannot help wishing for it a kind reception. slave to follow him. It was the youngest and most timid of the two sisters whom he had selected. Nothing could have
Poems and Songs. By Davis, the “Belfast Man." been more painful than to watch the intense, the terrified
Belfast: Johu Henderson. anxiety with which both bad followed the progress of the
This title is bad for a poet-it looks rather like that of sale; and now it was concluded, and they knew that the moment of separation was arrived. She whose fate had been
a pugilist, but the “ Belfast Man" is a poet, nevertheless. sealed, disengaged herself, and turning round, placed her two His poems and songs are principally reprints from hands on her sister's shoulders, with a firm grasp, and gazed journals. He is, we believe, one of the Spirit-of-the into her eyes.
Not words, not tears, could have expressed Nation writers, and not the worst. He has necessarily a conone-half of the mute, unutterable despair that dwelt in siderable tinge of that school, though not so savage, by any that long, lieart-rending gaze. It were hard to say which
ineans, as certain of his fellow-labourers, but qui as deeply face was most eloquent of miscry; but the Turk was impa- impressed with the idea ih tIreland is very badly treated ; tient; he clapped his hands together. This was a well-known signal. A slight tremor shook the frame of the young slave; and, instead of hoping in hard steady labour for national her arms fell powerless at her side ; and she turned to follow greatness, like his friends, he has faith in a poetical idea her master. The voiceless but agonized farewell was over. We think it quite possible that this school can do IreIn another moinent we could just distinguish her slender land considerable harm, and almost impossible that it figure threading its way through the crowd, in company with will ever do that country good. There are many practical the other slaves belonging to the Turk. Her sister had hid grievances there requiring to be amended, but that will herself behind her companions, and now sat on the ground, never be done by wasting good poetry on bad politics. her head sunk upon her folded arms.”
We much like the following song, which has probably ap We cannot follow our authoress in her departure from peared elsewhere :Constantinople, and in her voyage up the Danube ; but
“ WEAVER'S SONG. the reader will find sketches of the more important towns “On merrily speeds the shuttle, boys, and localities along this river, and interesting descriptions
And gaily smacks the lay ;
Then, cheerily as the hour flies, of the majestic and glorious Danube itself. With another
Let's sing its weight away. extract from this entertaining and instructive volume, we
No gems we need to deck the brow, conclude our notice.
Nor beads of kingly oil, “ And now at last we finally parted company with this most
For richer far adorn us nownoble river (the Danube). It seemed to us almost as though
The sweat of honest toil.
No, onward drive,
And nobly strive, For fairer in the next !
But while we weave,
And time the stave, See, all goes fair and well ;
For what's amiss,
Depend on this, The warehouse day will tell.
“ 'Tis sweet to see the shuttles play,
And hear the flighters speak, On little silvery Saturday,
When well wc've spent the week. Ay, that's the day can tell who slept
With sunlight on his eyes; But we have leaped ere day has swept The ravellings from the skies.
Then as ye weave,
And time the stave,
The little done
With Monday's sun
“Oh! for that day when every cloth
Shall in the light he tried,
Employer and employed.
Who crush the struggling poor;
But mind the scubes
For ladies robes
Nor crack nor cloud
Can be allowed In dainty work like ours ! “And now when youth and strength are rife,
Let's so each hour employ,
Our pushing' may be by ;
Without being much afraid
Then while ye weave,
And time the stase,
For what's amiss,
Depend on this,
“And life is but a gingham chain ;
Why o'er it should we grieve, Though stripes and checks of joy and pain
We now and then must weave ?
The Great Employer's love
Then with the threads
Of darkest shades
I CANNOT hear where thou art dwelling now; "Tis seldom that I ever hear thy name ; Grief since I met thee may have seared thy brow, Or it may still be fair, yet not the same. But when I now recall thy countenance, And think upon thy deep and thoughtful eye, 'Tis az when first I met its thrilling glance, Tho' years since then, even years have ficeted by. Thy voice, it may be gentle now no more, Thine eye may now be dim, thy very heart May be so changed from all I knew before, I could not love the thing that now thou art. Or it may be that yet a sterner seal Than grief upon thy brow bas been impressed, And all that once could breathe, and live, and feel, Shrouded in its last, long, unbroken rest, May lie unmored alike by grief or mirth, A thing that was and not that is of earth, Pale as the winding-sheet in which they wound thee, And lifоless as the coffined dead around thee.
Yet why should I mourn ; 'tis not now for me
I watched it as it faded, night by night,
Wert all to me, but must be nothing now.
And must I now forget thce—was it wrong
I write not now as I have done before,
E, M. FORDHAM.