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pieces as to be unable until now to make out the fanciful ornaments of the Romanized Britons. The following he describes as all in relievo; the first border consists of twenty tablets with a tassel between each, resting on a zigzag border, to which are appended five festooned fringed semi-circles with tassels between; in the semi-circle of the first and second are a swan in each, in the next a star, and in the two last a dolphin in each; next follows a foliated border of nearly one undred leaves wreathed round the basiu,

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THINK NOT OF ME. THINK not of me! in time long past My thoughts, my dreams, were all of thee; Had that bless'd time been doom'd to last, Thou might'st indeed have thought of me. But oh! that dismal, baneful flow'r, Which loves to haunt the deepest gloom, And never, save in darkest hour,

At drear midnight, is known to bloomThat flow'r is of my love a type,

Dark clouds hung o'er us at its birth, It bloom'd in mis'ry-and unripe

Fell, like a blighted fruit, to earth. The shatter'd tow'r by lightning riv'n, What skill of architect can rear? And from the heart if love be driv❜n,

What charm can bid it reappear? This cheek, the wrinkles on this brow, Evince the pow'r the tyrant sway'd; And Love, like all seducers, now Deserts the ruin he has made.

B.

THE GIANTS OF ST. DUNSTAN'S. Horat.Epist. x. lib. 1.-Ad Fuscam Aristiam. The Giants, late of St. Dunstan's, Fleet-street,

to Queen Elizabeth, still there resident.
YOU, tarrying in your noisy street,
Old dingy Bess! we rustics greet;
Since, though we show such variation
In this one taste-of situation,
In other matters more than we
The Siam twins can scarce agree.
Fraternal souls! when one says Nay,
The other yields; and so with Yea.
Like turtles which have long carest,
And coo'd, are we; you keep the nest,
While we by murmuring streamlets rove,
By mossy rock, and shady grove.
"How can we live?" you ask; and plain
We answer, "More than live, we reign,
From that same day we left the crowd
Of pleasures you extol so loud:
Like college tutors, just got free
From daily feasts and luxury,

We order barn-door fowls, and swear
Their relish passes Birch's fare."

If wrong it be (as who can doubt?)
Dame Nature's wholesome laws to scout,
And ere a mansion you erect
You would a pleasant site select,

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with a zigzag thread over and under; close to and beneath this border is represented a lion combating a wild boar, both in a salient position and facing each other, the drawing and character very spirited; and, in order to repeat this combat in another part of the pottery, ornaments of bulrushes are interposed, on which are standing small birds admirably delineated; the embellishments finish by a sharp and rich border of the chain ornament, connected by a display of fine chevron work.

POETRY.

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A happier spot you ne'er could mark
Than where we are-the Regent's Park.
What other place could you disclose
Where less the frost would bite our toes?
Or where more gentle breezes blow,
To mitigate the summer's glow?
Intrude to drive our sleep away?
Where less could envious Care, we pray,
Our herbage not less lustre owns,
Fragrance our flowers, than London stones?
The stream which overflows your street,
(And emulates the ancient Fleet,)
flood
purer
you cannot make
Than that which trembles in our lake?
Some ravenous dogs and lions, true,
Are 'mongst our neighbours at the Zoo:
But Mr. Vigors, who so sage is,
Will warrant them to keep their cages.
Plantations, now of thriving size,
Round Hertford's varied columns rise,
A distant view its boast and charm,
To Primrose Hill and far Chalk Farm.
Though timber, bricks, cement, and grout,
Advance to drive fair Nature out,
Nought of their foul disdain afraid,
With cunning art, the conquering Maid
Shall smear the gaudy daubing o'er,
And, with a smile, her sober tints restore.
Not they, who gull'd by puffs and lies,
Buy silks at shops which advertise, –
Nor who, to cure corporeal ills,
Try St. John's rub, or Eady's pills,—
Nor all who choose the false for true,
Can more their dear vexation rue,
Than they who, heedless, dare to take
The houses modern builders make;
Though with delight at first they seize
The lath and plaister palaces,
One spring quadrille displays, alack!
The course of many a gaping crack,
And, fear succeeding pride, they beat,
A hasty, though a forced, retreat,
To learn that in a humbler home
More pleasures to contentment come.
So we, resign'd our black, though grand—
Our deafening, though commanding-stand,
Are happier on this simple green,
Than on a Church, and near a Queen.

To show our change breeds no displeasure,
We date these lines, The Hall of Leisure,
No care prevents our growing fat,
Our only want--your pleasant chat!

J. G. N.

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HISTORICAL CHRONICLE.

FOREIGN NEW S.

NETHERLANDS.

The Protocol of the conferences between the Plenipotentiaries in London, has been communicated to the Provisional Government of Belgium. It declares, that "The events of the last four months have unhappily demonstrated that the perfect and complete amalgama. tion which the Powers desire to effect between Holland and Belgium had not been obtained; that it would henceforth be impossible to effect it; that therefore the very object of the union of Belgium with Holland is destroyed, and that it now becomes indispensable to have recourse to other arrangements to accomplish the intentions which the union in question was designed to carry into execution." The Protocol then declares that new arrangements are necessary; but the contracting parties assert that these arrangements cannot affect in any manner the rights which the King of the Netherlands and the German Confederation exercise over the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. In reply to this communication from the Allied Powers, the President and Members of the Diplomatic Committee of Belgium say, that their Commissioners sent to London are invested with full powers to treat; but, although they admit that Belgium has duties to perform towards Europe, they deny that they have any obligations imposed on them through treaties with the Netherlands in which they took no part, and they insist that they can bave neither independence, peace, nor security without the possession of Luxembourg, and the immediate and uncontrolled right of navigating the Scheldt.

The Representatives of the Five great Powers at London have decided that the navigation of the Scheldt should be free from the 20th of January; and that the Belgians should refrain from hostilities.

RUSSIA AND POLAND.

A Manifesto has been published by the Emperor of Russia, in which, after speaking of "the peace and prosperity" which Poland enjoyed under his government, he proceeds to observe, that "the troops of these credulous men, though struck with fear of approaching chastisement, dare to think of victory for some moments, and to propose conditions to their legitimate masters." These conditions are fiercely rejected by the Autocrat, who declares that he can crush the rebels in one battle, and that his troops are already assembling for this purpose.

The Emperor received the Polish deputies very drily, referred them to his Manifesto, and said "he would allow Poland until the 1st of March to reflect on its contents." He says that if he should be driven to the last extremity, Warsaw will be destroyed, and Poland incorporated with the Russian empire.

The menacing attitude of Russia seems to increase the courage of the Poles. The arming of all Poland is proceeding with the greatest activity. For some time past the Poles, who had become Russians, Austrians, or Prussians in consequence of previous events, have repaired to Warsaw in great numbers, and are animated with an excellent spirit. The palatinate of Lublin (Russian Poland) has sent an offer of 50,000 men. Count Zamouski is equipping a regiment at his own expense. There are in the army 12,000 men who served under Napoleon, and 300 officers who have the decoration of the Legion of Honour. The 4th regiment of the line, which so much distinguished itself on the first day of the revolution, has set out for the frontiers. They requested their Colonel, before they marched, to lead them to the fortifications which the townspeople were raising. Having arrived there, they formed a square, knelt on the ground, and swore not to fire a single shot, and not to attack the Russians except with bayonets, and to kill each other sooner than surrender.

GERMANY.

The Elector of Hesse has given a constitution to his subjects. The following are some of its provisions :-The rights of the Jews are to be regulated by law; no exclusive privileges for commerce or manufactures are to be henceforth granted; the press and book trade are to be entirely free; all misdemeanours to be settled by law; the secresy of letters to be inviolate; no one is to be prosecuted for the expression of simple opinions; every one capable of bearing arms is declared to owe his services to

bis country in case of necessity; no appointment to office in the state is to be confirmed till the candidate shall have been found worthy; and no office is hereafter to be given in reversion.

SWITZERLAND.

The peasantry of Basle, commanded, it is said by some officers of the late French Royal Guard, have taken up arms against the government of the canton. It is stated that there were in the city 20,000 men resolved to oppose them.

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DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES.

IRELAND.

We apprehend that Ireland is rapidly approaching to a crisis which must speedily end either in convulsion, as the inevitable consequence of agitation, or the removal by prompt measures of the agitators. The treachery of O'Connell and his party is now manifest, and is admitted by the warmest advocates of Catholic emancipation. When that

question was originally urged, it was put forward as the anchor of the vessel. Emancipation, which has strengthened O'Connell's hands, is used as an instrument of fresh disturbance; and with a perfidy which disentitles bim to the confidence even of his own sycophants, he now presses onward to a dissolution of the bond that unites these islands. The Marquis of Anglesey, however, proceeds with commendable firmness in his measures of vigour for the prevention of rebellion in Ireland. He has issued several proclamations for the purpose of suppressing seditious meetings under the auspices of O'Connell and bis supporters. On the 8th January a proclamation was issued, suppressing a new society, called "The General Association of Ireland, for the prevention of unlawful meetings, and for the protection and exercise of the sacred right of petitioning for the redress of grievances." On the 10th another proclamation was issued, the object of which was to root out the hot-bed of sedition at Home's Hotel, where, under the specious appellation of public breakfasts, the most mischievous schemes had been devised, and language nothing short of treasonous, constantly put forth, to inflame the public mind. Finally, the Marquis of Anglesey issued a proclamation, the effect of which was to prevent all associations for the purpose of furthering Mr. O'Connell's projects for revolutionising Ireland; and the magistrates of Dublin, acting with vigour, dispersed a Committee, which had met to arrange the proceedings of a meeting for the repeal of the Union. On the 18th of Jan. Mr. O'Connell was arrested by the Chief Constable of police, on a warrant granted by Ald. Darley, for baving attended a meeting in the Parliamentary Intelligence office, and another at Hayes's Hotel, Dawson-street, which meetings had been probibited by the proclamations of the Lord Lieutenant. Mr. O'Connell, having been conducted into the Board-room, the informations were read to him. A long and a very angry discussion ensued between the magistrates and Mr. O'Connell,

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which terminated by Mr. O'Connell giving bail, himself in 1000l. and two sureties in 5007. each. While Mr. O'Connell was in the Board-room, Mr. Lawless arrived to visit his friend, and was immediately taken into custody, his name being also in the warrant. Mr. Reynolds and Mr. Barrett, who have figured of late at the parish meetings, were also arrested, and held to bail. The whole party were bound to appear in the Court of King's Bench on the first day of term.

INTELLIGENCE FROM VARIOUS

PARTS OF THE COUNTRY.

The Special Commission.—In our Supplementary Number we have noticed the appointment of the Special Commission for the trial of rioters and incendiaries in the southern counties. In Wilts, Berks, Hants, Dorset, Bucks, &c. where the trials have been brought to a close, great numbers have been convicted of breaking machinery, and robbing individuals of their property. Several are to be banished, some for ever, and some for terms of years; others are doomed to various periods of imprisonment and hard labour; several have been discharged on their own recognizances, and others without being put on their trial. The most praiseworthy forbearance has, throughout, been manifested by the legal advisers of the Crown, in abstaining from pressing the prosecution in cases where any palliative circumstances were found, and where the misguided parties acted without deliberation, motive, or malice, and with a total ignorance of the dreadful consequences, immediate or remote, of the acts committed. The scene at Salisbury, on passing sentence on the prisoners, was of the most afflicting character. On the 9th of Jan. judgment of death was recorded against twenty-three prisoners, for the destruction of a papermachine in Buckinghamshire.--The commission for the county of Dorset closed on the 11th, when sentence of death was recorded against three for extorting money, and two for robbery; four were sentenced to seven years' transportation for destroying machinery, two to one year, and two to three months' hard labour. Fourteen were acquitted on similar charges; and eight were ordered to enter into their own recognizances of 501. each, charged with extorting money. -At the Norwich Sessions forty-five prisoners were convicted of machinebreaking and rioting. Three were

1891.] Domestic Occurrences.-Promotions and Preferments.

convicted at Ipswich of ex'orting an increase of wages, and twelve were acquitted.—Twenty-six were convicted at Petworth, and several at Oxford. Of those some were sentenced to transportation for seven years, and the remainder to different periods of imprisonment.-At Gloucester, seven were transported for fourteen years; twenty for seven years; one imprisonment for three years; two to two years; two eighteen months; eight to twelve months; two to nine months; ten to six months; and twenty-nine were discharged on their own recognizances to come up for judgment when called upon. Six prisoners were left for execution at Winchester. Four of the prisoners have been respited; but two of them, named Cooper and Cooke, were executed on the 15th.

Several meetings have taken place in different parts of the country, on the subject of Parliamentary Reform. In Middlesex, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Cornwall, &c. there have been meetings formed of some of the most influential persons in the counties. At the meeting which took place in the Shire-hall at Bedford, on the 17th Jan. the Marquis of Tavistock, Sir Peter Payne, Sir W. Long, the Members, &c. were present. Resolutions were passed, and a

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petition adopted. Words in the original draught of the petition, in favour of vote by ballot, were expunged, being against the sense of the meeting. At the Berkshire County Meeting, which took place at Reading on the 17th, a resolution in favour of vote by ballot was carried, there being only four hands held up against it.

Jan. 6. Blackburn church was destroyed by fire. The accident is supposed to have been occasioned by the flues which warmed the building with hot air. The church was completed about four years since, and consecrated by Dr. Blomfield, then Bishop of Chester. The damage is estimated to be about 80001.

Jan. 16. The beautiful church of Warkworth, in Northumberland, was discovered to be on fire, and its destruction was providentially prevented by the combined and prompt exertions of the inbabitants. The flues had been heated three days previously, which rendered some wood near them exceedingly susceptible of ignition, and it was discovered that a pew, under which one of the flues passed, was in flames.

Jan. 24. About twelve o'clock at night the beautiful church of St. Peter's, at Birmingham, was discovered to be on fire, and in less than two hours the whole of the edifice was destroyed.

PROMOTIONS AND PREFERMENTS.

GAZETTE PROMOTIONS.

Sept. 11, 1880. David Erskine, of Dry burgh Abbey, Berwickshire, esq. F.S.A. and R.A. Edinb. knighted.

Jan. 15.-Royal Artillery-Major-Gen. Brooke Young, to be Col. Commandant.

Jan. 17. His Majesty has declared himself Col.-in-Chief of the Household Brigado of Cavalry, consisting of the 1st and 2d Life Guards and Royal Horse Guards.

Jan. 8. Brevet; Lieut.-Cols. Hon. Lincoln Stanhope and W. Cross, to be Colonels in the Army.

The Navy.

Capt. Lyon, of the Blonde, appointed to the Madagascar; Acting Capt. Sir T. Pasley, Bart. to the Blonde; Commander C. Graham to the Rattlesnake.-To be Captains, John Wilson, (b.) G. B. Maxwell, Hon. J. Cavendish, H. E. Napier. To be Commanders, Charles Blair, G. W. Matson, F. P. Blackwood, A. Milne, F. Hart, J. B. R. M'Hardy, Lieut. J. Savage (1816).

Members returned to serve in Parliament.
Bandon Bridge-Visc. Bernard.
Beeralston-David Lyon, esq.

Bletchingly-Chas Tennyson, esq.

Farfar and Perth-Right Hon. F. Jeffrey.
Inverness (co.)-Right Hon. C. Grant.
Preston-Henry Hunt, esq.

Dungannon-Lieut. Col. John James Knox.

CIVIL PREFERMENTS.

Lord Lyndhurst to be Chief Baron of the
Exchequer.

Sir James Shaw, elected Chamberlain of the
City of London.

Rev. W. Paull, Head Master of King's
School, Chester.

ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS.
Rev. G. Davys, to be Dean of Chester.
Rey. W. M'Donall, Preb. in Peterb. Cath.
Rev. H. Philpotts, Preb. in Durham Cath.
Rev. W. Vaux, Preb. in Winchester Cath.
Rev. J. Armitstead, Barlings P. C. co.
Lincoln.

Rev. J. Besly, Aston Subedge R. co. Glouc.
Rev. J. Burnett, Houghton R. Hants.
Rev. S. H. Cassan, Bruton V. Somerset.
Rev. J. Clementson, Wolvey V. co. Warw.
Rev. W. N. Darnell, Stanhope R. Durham.
Rev. R. Etough, Gr. Addington R. N'ampt.
Rev. J. Fayrer, Chillington and Seavington
St. Mary P. CC. co. Somerset.

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Dec. 26. At Fulbeck, Lincolnshire, the wife of the Rev. G. Fane, a dau.-29. At Stourbridge, Worcestershire, the wife of R. Scott, esq. barrister, a son.- -At Elwick Hall, Durham, the wife of the Rev. James Allan Park, a son.-31. The wife of the Rev. J. Rigby, Vicar of Hutton-cum-Cranswick, a son.

Jan. 1. At Dan-y-Graig House, Newton, Glamorganshire, the wife of the Rev. H. Elliot Graham, a son.-2. At Bloxworth House, Dorset, the wife of John Hesketh Lethbridge, esq. a son. -At Westhorpe, Nottinghamshire, the wife of R. Warrand, esq. late Major 6th Dragoons, a son.- -9. At Clenchwharton Rectory, near Lynn, Mrs. Goldfrap, twin daughters.

10. The wife of J. T. Justice, esq. of Parliament street, a dau.- -At Sledmere, the lady of Sir Tatton Sykes, Bart. a son. -At Cublington Rectory, Bucks, the

wife of the Rev. B. R. Perkins, a son.11. In Saville-street, Burlington Gardens, the wife of Henry Bosanquet, esq. a dau. -At Turville Vicarage, the wife of the Rev. Geo. Scobell, D. D. a son and heir. -At Walbury, Essex, the wife of Col, At Beaufort CasJohnson, a son.-13. tle, co. Inverness, Hon. Mrs. Fraser, of Lovat, a son.-16. At Brighton, Lady Frances Sandon, a son and heir. -In Torrington-sq. the wife of E. R. Daniell, esq. barrister-at-law, a dau -17. The wife of Lieut.-Col. Standish O'Grady, a dau.At Hatchlands, the wife of W. Holme Sumner, esq. a dau.-19. At. Fawley, near Hants, the wife of the Rev. Geo. Downing Bowles, a dau- -20. At Chicknell, Salop, Hon. Mrs. Taylor, a son.- -21. At Abbot's Leigh, co. Somerset, the wife of R. Bright, esq. a son.

MARRIAGES.

Dec. 21. At Beverley, Captain Unett, late 7th Dragoon Guards, to Miss M. A. Ditmas, dau. of the late Lieut.-Col. Ditmas.

-23. At Munich, H. F. Howard, esq. second son of H. Howard, esq. of Corbycastle, Cumberland, to the Hon. Sevilla Erskine, fourth dau. of the Right Hon. Lord Erskine.-24. At Caen, in Normandy, M. Melano de Calcina, of Caen, to Miss Shean, eldest dau. of the late Major At Shean, of the Sussex Militia.Berne, P. J. Brown, esq. of Thun, to Eliz. M. Caroline, eldest dau. of John Hawksey -29. At NewAcherley, esq. of Bath.digate, Surrey, the Rev. Alfred Lyall, to Mary Drummond, fourth dau. of James Broadwood, esq. of Lyne, Newdigate.

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Lately. Rev. G. D. Faithfull, Rector of Lower Heyford, Oxford, to Miss Ann Norris.

Jan. 1. In the chapel of Warwick Castle, Joseph Neeld, esq. of Grosvenor-square, M.P. to Lady C. Ashley Cooper, dau. of the Earl of Shaftesbury. -At St. Pancras New Church, Capt. Litchfield, R. N. to Louisa, only dau. of the late H. C. Litchfield, esq.-8. At St. George's, Southwark, Cha. Kershaw, esq. of Stratford, Suffolk, to Mary, eldest dau. of the late Cha. Noble, esq. of Old Burlington-street.-4. At Mitcham, the Rev. T. Lagden Ramsden, to Sophia Harriet, youngest dau. of the late Lieut.-Gen. Sir H. Oakes, Bart At Liverpool, W. Reynolds, esq. M.D. to Hannah Mary, only dau. of the late W. Rathbone, esq. -5. At St. Marylebone Church, W. Ś. Jones, esq. of Brunswickquare, to Georgina Isabella, only dau. of

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the Rev. Dr. Stephens, of Devonshire-place. At Tottenham, Astley, eldest son of W. H. Holt, esq. of Enfield, to Jane, dau. of the Rev. Edw. Heathcote, of Chesterfield. -At Beverley, the Rev. G. P. Richards, Rector of Sampford Courtenay, Devon, to Miss Eyre, eldest dau. of the Rev. J. Eyre, of Beverley.-8. Hackney, Teesdale Cockell, esq. of Navarino-terrace, Dalston, to Harriet, youngest dau. of the late Major G. Wright, of Fitzroy-square, and Plymouth, Devon.-10. The Rev. W. Pye, to M. Cripps, dau. of J. Cripps, esq. M.P. for Cirencester.

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At St. George's, Hanover-square, the Rev. C. A. Steuart, of Ewhurst, Surrey, to Mrs. De Lancey Barclay, of Tillingbourn,

-At Hendon, the Rev. John James, to Eliz. dau. of W. Wilberforce, esq. of Highwood-hill, Middlesex.-15. Edw. Montagu Woodford, esq. of Hill's Court, nephew of the late Col. Montagu, of Lackham, House, Wilts, to Mary, only dau. of Mrs. Fowler.— -The Rev. John Edwards, Vicar of Prestbury, to Eliza, youngest dau. of the late J. Milford, esq. of Exeter. 18. At St. George's, Bloomsbury, Ashhurst Majendie, esq. eld. son of L. Majendie, of Hedingham Castle, esq. to Frances, eld. dau. of John Griffin, esq. Bedford-place.

-At St. Pancras, Captain Charles King Rudge, of Hanham, in Gloucestershire, to Miss Mary Anne Crabtree, of St. Andrew's-20. At Chelsea, place, Regent's-park.John Newbery, esq. late Lieut.-Col. of the Sussex Militia, to Fanny, eldest dau. of Lieut.-Col. Le Blanc, of Chelsea College.

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