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No resting could he find at all,
No ease, nor heart's content ;
But wandering forth, he went
With grieved conscience still,
Of his fore-passéd ill.
In wandering up and down,
He wandered thence with woe,
To verify and show. “I'll rest,” said He, “but thou shalt walk ;"
So doth this wandering Jew
For seeing countries new;
Whereas he comes or goes,
Since Christ, His death, he shows.
Arabia, Egypt, Africa,
And throughout all Hungaria.
Those blest Apostles dear-
In countries far and near.
And lately in Bohemia,
With many a German town ;
He wandereth up and down :
Of those his lingering days,
His journeys and his ways..
The most that he will take
Which he, for Jesus' sake,
Will kindly give unto the poor,
And thereof make no spare ;
Of him hath daily care.
But weep and make great moan ;
And days forepast and gone :
Or take God's name in vain,
Their Saviour Christ again.
“ As these mine eyes have done,
His torments think upon;
Of torments and of woes.
Affection in a Cat.
Y friend had a little helpless leveret, or young hare, brought to him, which the servants fed with milk in a spoon; and about the same time his cat kittened, and the young ones were drowned. The hare was soon lost, and supposed to have gone the way of most foundlings, to be killed by
some dog or cat. However, in about a fortnight, as the master was sitting in his garden, in the dusk of the evening, he observed his cat, with tail erect, trotting towards him, and something gambolling after, which proved to be the leveret that the cat had supported with her milk, and continued to support with great affection.
Thus was a graminivorous, or grass-eating animal, nurtured by a carnivorous, or flesh-eating one.
Why so cruel and sanguinary a beast as a cat, the murium leo, "the lion of mice," as Linnæus calls it, should be affected with
any tenderness towards an animal which is its natural prey, is not so easy to determine.
The tender maternal feelings which the loss of her kittens had awakened, called for something to cherish and caress ; and the ease which she enjoyed from the drawing of her teats, too much distended with milk, still more prompted her to regard the young hare in the same way as a kitten.
This incident is no bad solution of that strange circumstance which grave historians, as well as the poets, assert of lost children being sometimes nurtured by female wild beasts, that probably had lost their young.
For it is not one whit more marvellous that Romulus and Remus, in their infant state, should be nursed by a she-wolf, than that a poor little sucking leveret should be fostered and cherished by a bloody grimalkin.
WHITE's Natural History of Selborne.
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Answers to Questions in the February Number. We have received a much larger number of papers than in the previous month. We are glad to see from this that the Young Scholar is extending its circulation through the different schools in the kingdom. We have classified the papers on the two first questions in five divisions; in the last question into four. Joseph Lloyd has sent us his portrait, for which we are much obliged to him. Charles Robinson says: “When I get plenty of money, I think I shall go to the Isle of Man, for my teacher says it is a very nice place. It will be nice to go in a steamer across sea, and hear the people speak another language.” John William Beard says: “I am trying to improve, and hope some day to be of some use in the world. I do not know yet what trade will be best for me, but I should like to be either a minister or a barrister.” As John is only eight years old, there will be plenty of time for him to decide about that. We are much obliged to those teachers who have so kindly written respecting the Young Scholar; any proposals they may make for extending its usefulness will receive from us the deepest consideration. We have made a sensible advance since last month, and we trust that next month will add further to our numbers. There is so much to be done now-a-days in schools, that unless the scholars are anxious to do their utmost to get on themselves, they will undoubtedly fall behind. John Richard Birley mentions an incident respecting Lady Jane Grey of interest : “It was noticed that several persons who advised her execution came to an untimely end. Among these was Judge Morgan, who pronounced sentence of death upon her. Shortly afterwards he became raving mad, in which state he died, calling incessantly to have the Lady Jane taken away from his presence."
LADY JANE GREY.
This unfortunate young lady was a descendant of Henry VII., through her mother, the Duchess of Suffolk. She was born in 1537, and so was about 10 years old when her cousin Edward VI. became king. When 16 years old she was married to Lord Guildford Dudley, the fourth son of the Duke of Northumberland, protector of the kingdom. Northumberland was a very bad man, and he did not care what he did, so long as he could get more and more power. It was chiefly through him that Lady Jane came to such an untimely and unhappy death. He persuaded her, much against her will, to accept the crown; he wanted to get the crown into his own family. Lady Jane was a very learned scholar; she could read and speak Latin and Greek, besides several modern languages. She was much fonder of reading good books than of other sorts of pleasure. One day she was found reading a Greek book with delight when her father and family were out hunting. She was also very good looking, and of a good disposition. Everybody loved her, because she was so kind and gentle. She did not want to be queen. She knew Mary and Elizabeth ought to be queen before her. When Edward died in 1558 she became queen, but only for about ten days, and she was never crowned. The people knew that Mary ought to be the queen, so they rallied round her. Lady Jane gave up the crown willingly, but she was soon put in prison. Her wicked father-in-law was beheaded ; and not long after, because her father joined in an insurrection against Mary, she and her husband were put to death. She saw her husband led out, and saw them bring back his headless body, and it was a great trial to her ; but she got through, and when her turn came, she bore herself like a good Christian and was not afraid to die. She was beheaded February 12th, 1554.
FELIX JONES, aged 12 years. Beeston, Nottingham, February 8th, 1872.
LADY Jane Grey was born in 1537. She was the daughter of Henry Grey, Marquis of Dorset, and Frances, the daughter of Mary, the sister of Henry VIII. Having being declared heiress to the throne of England by Edward VI., at the solicitation of the Duke of Northumberland, she was married when only sixteen years of age to Lord Guildford Dudley, fourth son of that nobleman.
On the death of Edward VI., in 1553, she was compelled to be queen by the Duke of Northumberland ; but being opposed by the Princess Mary, sister of Edward VI., and rightful heir to the throne, she resigned the crown, after wearing it only 13 days—from July 6th to the 19th.
Mary being now the acknowledged queen, she commanded that Northumberland and three of his sons should be arrested and taken to the Tower of London, where, soon after, Northumberland, Sir John Gates, and Sir Thomas Palmer were executed. After Mary's accession she was married to Philip of Spain; but an insurrection for the