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shade of two large myrtle bushes, a mar- we departed from the peaceful isle of ble seat, with an ornamental wooden back, Mitylene; our imaginations all on the was placed, on which, we were told, the rack, guessing who this rambler in Greece lord passed many of his evenings and could be. He had money, it was evident: nights, till twelve o'clock, reading, writ- he had philanthropy of disposition, and ing, and talking to himself. “I suppose," all those eccentricities which mark pecusaid the old man,“ praying; for he was liar genius. Arrived at Palermo, all our very devout, and always attended our doubts were dispelled. Falling in with church twice a week, besides Sundays." Mr. Foster, the architect, a pupil of

The view from this seat was what may Wyatt's, who had been travelling in be termed "a bird's eye view.” A line of rich Egypt and Greece, “ The individual," vineyards led the eye to Mount Calcla, co- said he, “about whom you are so anxvered with olive and myrtle-trees in bloom, ious, is lord Byron; I met him in my and on the summit of which an ancient travels on the island of Tenedos, and I Greek temple appeared in majestic decay. also visited him at Mitylene.”—We had A small stream issuing from the ruins, never then heard of his lordship's fame, descended in broken cascades, until it as we had been some years from home; was lost in the woods near the mountain's but “Childe Harold" being put into our base. The sea, smooth as glass, and an hands, we recognised the recluse of horizon unshaded by a single cloud, ter- Calcla in every page. Deeply did we minates the view in front; and a little regret not having been more curious in on the left, through a vista of lofty ches- our researches at the cottage, but we conmat and palm-trees, several small islands soled ourselves with the idea of returning were distinctly observed, studding the to Mitylene on some future day; but to light blue wave with spots of emerald me that day will never retum. green. I seldom enjoyed a view more

Joun MITFORD. than I did this; but our inquiries were fruitless as to the name of the person who The names of Byron and Moore are had resided in this romantic solitude; associated for their attainments; they none knew his name but Dominick, his were kindred in their friendship. The banker, who had gone to Candia.“ The last lines, written by lord Byron, on his Armenian," said our conductor, “could native soil, were addressed to Mr. Moore : tell, but I am sure he will not."_" And

My boat is on the shore, cannot you tell, old friend?" said I.

And my bark is on the sea ; “ If I can," said he, “ I dare not.” We

But ere I go, Tom MOORE, had dot time to visit the Armenian, but Here's a double health to thee. on our return to the town we learnt seve

Here's a sigh for those I love, ral particulars of the isolated lord. He

And a smile for those I hate, had portioned eight young girls when he

And, whatever sky's above, was last upon the island, and even danced

Here's a heart for any fate. with them at the nuptial feast. He gave a cow to one man, horses to others, and

Though the ocean roars around me,

It still shall bear me on; cotton and silk to the girls who live by weaving these articles. He also bought

Though a desert should surround me

It hath springs that may be won. a new boat for a fisherman who had lost his own in a gale, and he often gave Greek Were it the last drop in the well, Testaments to the poor children. In short, As I gasped on the brink, he appeared to us, from all we collected, Ere my fainting spirits fell, to have been a very eccentric and bene

'Tis to thee that I would drink. volent character. One circumstance we

In that water, as this wine, learnt which our old friend at the cottage 'The libation I would pour thought proper not to disclose. He had Should be—Peace to thee and thine, a most beautiful daughter, with whom the And a health to thee, Tom MOORE. lord was often seen walking on the seasbore, and he had bought her a piano- Forbearing to estimate him whom the forte, and taught her himself the use low and the lofty alike assume to meaof it.

sure, a passage from his own pen may billy Such was the information with which conclude this notice :

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Beautiful !
How beautiful is all this visible world!
How glorious in its action and itself;
But we, who name ourselves its sorereigns, we,
Half dust, half deity, alike unfit
To sink or soar, with our mix'd essence make
A conflict of its elements, and breathe
The breath of degradation and of pride,
Contending with low wants and loity will
Till our mortality predominates,
And men are—what they name not to themselves,
And trust not to each other.

Byror.

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Now-the good wife reminds her good
Ursine Garlick. Allium Ursinum.

man—“My dear it's very hard, after so
Dedicated to St. Leo IX., Pope.

many years not to be able to afford a lit-
tle comfort at last-we can't, you know,
live in this way for ever. What a charm-

ing day this is. Let us see and get a lit-
April 20.

tle place just a little way from town

against the fine weather comes; the walk
St. Agnes, of Monte Pulciano, a. 1. 1317. there and back will do you good; it will

St. Serf, or Servanus, Bp. 5th Cent. do us all good; and the expense won't be
St. James of Sclavonia, or Illyricum, miss'd in the long run.” Now the thought-
A. D. 1485.

ful and thrifty, and the unthoughtful and
Easter Term, 1825, begins. the unthrifty, of certain and uncertain in-
On this day the sun enters Taurus 8 come, begin to plan or scheme where to

go
or the bull, at 9 h. 50 m. A. M., at which neighbourhoord, or on what site, to hire

" after parliament's up,” or in what period black cattle produce their offspring, or build a house suitable to their real or and hence probably the sign is represent imaginary wants. Now, in other words, ed by the male animal. The Greeks af

“all the world” in London is thinking firmed it to be the bull into which Jupiter how or where to go out of town by and metamorphosed himself, when he visited

bye."
Europa, but this sign was figured and
worshipped throughout the East as the I who a country life admire,
god Apis, or a symbol of the sun, before And ne'er of rural prospects tire,
the Greek zodiac existed.

Salute my friend who loves the town,
And hates to see a country clown.
Tho' we almost congenial be,

In this howe'er we disagree;
With the incoming of spring there is an

You're fond of bustle, din, and smoke, outgoing from town, or a wish to do so.

And things that always me proruke, We all love what nature proffers to our Whilst I clear rivulets extol, enjoyment. Now—the humble tenant of

That o'er their pebbly channels roll, the lofty attic in the metropolis, cultivates Rude mossy rocks that nodding stand ; a few flowers in garden pots, within Rich corn that's waving o'er the land : the ridge of the parapet that bounds the Thick shady groves where zephyrs play eye from all things but sky and clouds ; And cool the sultry heat of day; and when he can, walks with his wife in I'm fond of every rustic sport, search of fields where grass grows and cat

And hate-detest a venal court. tle feed. Now-the better conditioned

Whene'er I quit the poisy town, take a trip a few miles beyond the suburbs,

And to my rural spot get down, and all manifest hopes or wishes for pro

I find myself quite at my ease,

And can do whatsoe'er I please ; longed enjoyment of the country in the

Sometimes I study, sometimes ride, approaching summer. Now - ready fur

Or stroll along the river's side, nished cotiages and lodgings, which have

Or saunter through some fertile mead, been “to let" throughout the winter in the Where lowing herds in plenty feed; illa res near the metropolis, find admir: Or rest upon a bank of Bowers,

and some of them find occupiers And pass, midst indocence, my hours.

SEASOXABLE DESTRES.

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a

FLORAL DIRECTORY.

bylon, where he died of drunkenness, in Spring Snowflake. Leucojum vernum.

the thirty-second year of his age. After Dedicated to St. Agnes of Monte Pulciano his death,all his family and infant children

were put to death, his generals quarrelled

for the empire, and bloody wars distriApril 21.

buted the prize in shares to the sanguin

ary winners. Sl. Anselm. St. Anastasius, the Sinaite, 1142. Peter Abelard, a learned doctor

A. D. 678. St. Anastasius I., Patriarch, of the church died, aged sixty-three. He A. D. 598. St. Anastasius, the younger, was the celebrated lover of the no less A. D. 610. St. Beuno, or Beunor, Ab- celebrated Heloise, the niece of a canon, hot of Clynnog, A. D. 616. St. Eingan, who placed her under Abelard to be or Eneon, A. D. 590. St. Malrubius, taught philosophy, of whom she learned the A. D. 721.

art of love; and preferring an infamous St. Anselm

reputation to the bonds of wedlock,

caused her tutor's ruin. Was born at Aoust in Piedmont, and was made archbishop of Canterbury, by William Rufus, in 1093. Butler gives a circumstantial account of his life and Cyprus Narcisse. Narcissius entalis writings, from whence it appears that

albus. Anselm was a learned and skilful theolo

Dedicated to St. Anselin. gian, and conducted his affairs with great circumspection and obedience to the papal see under William I. and II., and Henry I.; and that he died on the 21st of

April 22. April, 1109, aged seventy-six: he says, Sts. Sotor and Caius, Popes, 2d Cent. * We have authentic accounts of many St. Caius, Pope, A. D. 296. Sts. admirable miracles wrought by this saint." Azades, Tharba, &c., Martyrs in PerCHRONOLOGY.

sia, A. v. 341. Sts. Epipodius and

Alexander, 2d Cent. St. Theodo753. B. C. Romulus commenced the rus, of Siceon, Bishop, A. D. 613. St. foundations of Rome; on this day his Opportuna, Abbess, A. D. 770. St. brother Remus was slain by Romulus or Leonides, A. D. 202. St. Rufus, or his workmen, for having ridiculed the Rufin, of Glendaloch. sienderness of the walls. Thus raised in blood they became the sanctuary of re

ROOKS.-An Anecdote. fugees and criminals, and to increase the Amongst the deliramenta of the learned, population neighbouring females were which have amused mankind, the followforcibly dragged within its boundaries. ing instance merits a conspicuous rank.

323.3.c. Alexander the Great, son of Phi- Some years ago, there were several large lip of Macedon died. When a boy he tamed elm trees in the college garden, behind Bucephalus, a horse which none of the the ecclesiastical court, Doctors Comcourtiers could manage, and Philip wept mons, in which a number of rooks had that the kingdom of Macedonia would be taken up their abode, forming in appeartoo small for such a son. He was under ance a sort of convocation of aerial eccleAristotle for five years; after the assas- siastics. A young gentleman, who lodgsination of his father, he slew his mur- ed in an attic, and was their ciose neigh derers, succeeded him in the sovereignty, bour, frequently entertained himself with conquered Thrace and Illyricum, destroy- thinning this covey of black game, by ed Thebes, became chief commander of means of a cross-bow. On the opposite all the f rees of Greece, conquered Darius side lived a curious old civilian, who, oband all Minor Asia, subdued Egypt, Me- serving from his study, that the rooks dia, Syria, and Persia, visited the temple often dropt senseless from their perch, or, of Jupiter Ammon, bribed the priests to as it may be said, without using a figure, salute him as the son of hat god, exact- hopp'd the tuig, making no sign, nor any ed divine honours from his army, spread sign being made to his vision to account his conquests over India, invaded Scy- for the phenomenon, set his wits to work ttia, visited the Indian ocean, and laden to consider the cause. It was probably with the spoils of India, returned to Ba- during a profilless time of peace, and the

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SPARROWS.

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St.

doctor having plenty of leisure, weighed to all, and is amply stored with erery the matter over and over, till he was at thing necessary for the support of the length fully satisfied that he had made a various families of the earth : it is owing great ornithological discovery, that its to the superior intelligence and industry promulgation would give wings to his of man, that he is enabled to appropriate fame, and that he was fated by means of so large a portion of the best gifts of prothese rooks to say,

vidence for his own subsistence and

comfort; let him not then think it waste, Volito vivus per ora virum."

that, in some instances, creatures inferior His goose-quill and foolscap were quickly to him in rank are permitted to partake in requisition, and he actually wrote a with him, nor let him grudge them their treatise, stating circumstantially what he scanty pittance ; but, considering them himself had seen, and in conclusion, giv- only as the tasters of his full meal, let ing it as the settled conviction of his him endeavour to imitate their cheerfulmind, that rooks subject to

ness, and lift up his heart in grateful efthe falling sickness !*

fusions to Him, who filleth all things

with plenteousness.' Country churchwardens and overseers are encouraged by farmers to offer rewards for the destruction of these merry Wood Crowfoot. Rununculus Auricomus twitterers, under the notion that they are

Dedicated to St. Rufus. feli destroyers of their grain. Mr. Bewick has taken some interest in their behalf, by stating a plain fact. He says :

April 23. “ Most of the smaller birds are sup

St. George. St. Adalbert, Bp. A. D ported, especially when young, by a pro

997. St. Gerard, Bp. A. D. 994. fusion of caterpillars, small worms and

Ibar, or Ivor, Bp. in Ireland, about 500. insects; on these they feed, and thus they contribute to preserve the vegetable world

St. George the Martyr, from destruction. This is contrary to the

Patron of England. commonly received opinion, thai birds, Who was St. George? Butler says that particularly Sparrows, do much mischief the Greeks long distinguished him by the in destroying the labours of the gardener title of “The Great Martyr;" that, among and husbandman. It has been observed, other churches, five or six were formerly

that a single PAIR OF SPARROWs, dur- dedicated to him at Constantinople; that ing the time tney are feeding their young, he "seems” to have been the founder of will destroy about FOUR THOUSAND CA- the church of St. George over "his TERPILLARS WEEKLY! They likewise tomb” in Palestine; that one of his feed their young with butterflies and churches in Constantinople gave to the other winged insects, each of which, if Hellespont the name of " the Arm of St. not destroyed in this manner, would be George;" that he is honoured as prinproductive of several hundreds of cater- cipal patron of saints by several eastern pillars. Let us not condemn a whole nations, particularly “the Georgians ;** species of animals, because, in some in- that the Byzantine historians relate batsiances, we have found them troublesome tles gaineri, and miracles won, by hiz or inconvenient. Of this we are sufti- intercession; that he was celebrated in ciently sensible; but the uses to which France in the sixth century; that his they are subservient, in the grand econo- office is found in the sacramentary of the mical distribution of nature, we cannot so (credulous) pope Gregory the Great ; easily ascertain. We have already ob. that certain of his (presumed) relics were served that, in the destruction of cater- placed in a church al Paris, on its consepillars, sparrows are eminently service- cration to St. Vincent; that “ he is said able to vegetation, and in this respect to have been a great soldier;" that he alone, there is reason to suppose, suffi- was chosen by our ancestors the tutelar ciently re-pay the destruction they mahe saint of England, under the first Norman in the produce of the garden or the field. kings; that the council at Oxford in 1222, The great table of nature is spread alike commanded his feast to be kept a holiday

of the lesser rank; that under his name Morn. Chron , sept. 3, "IA.

and ensign our Edward III. institute

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