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was afterwards made Earl of Clarendon. only a few days, and those in the depth Of this marriage there was a daughter, of winter, and during that period the who was afterwards wife to James II. mariner might sail in full security ; for and mother of Mary and Anne, queens which reason they were styled Halcyonof England. ZANGA. days.

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IN 1454, an Act of Parliament notices, DR. COTTON MATHER, who was a man “ that there had used formerly six or of uncommon dispatch and activity in eight attorneys only, for Suffolk, Nor- the management of his numerous affairs, folk, and Norwich together ; that this and improved every minute of his time, number was now increased to more than that he might not suffer by silly, impereighty, most of whom being not of suffi- tinent, and tedious visiters, wrote over cient knowledge, came to fairs, &c. in- his study-door, in large letters, “ Be citing the people to suits for small tres- short.passes, &c. wherefore there shall be

Ursinus, a professor in the University hereafter but six for Suffolk, six for of Heidelburgh, and a diligent scholar, Norfolk, and two for the city of Nor- to prevent gossips and idlers from inter

H. B, A. rupting him in his hours of study, wrote

over the door of his library the following

lines—“ Friend, whoever thou art that Inscription on a Tombstone in a Church

comest hither, dispatch thy business or yard at Truro, Cornwall.

begone.'

The learned Scaliger placed the folA DYER born, a dyer bred,

lowing sentence over the doors of his Lies numbered here among the dead ;

study—“Tempus meum est ager meus,' Dyers, like mortals doomed to die,

“My time is my field or estate." And Alike fit food for worms supply.

it is frequently the only valuable field Josephus Dyer was his name;

which the labourer, in body or mind, By dyeing he acquired fame;

possesses. 'Twas in his forty-second year

Ever hold time too precious to be spent His neighbours kind did him inter.

With babblers.—Shakspeare.
Josephus Dyer, his first son,
Doth also lie beneath this stone;

“ Friends,'' says Lord Bacon, So likewise doth his second boy,

robbers of our time.H. B. A. Who was his parents' hope and joy. His handywork all did admire, For never was a better dyer.

How frail is man--how short life's Both youths were in their fairest prime,

longest day! Ripe fruitage of a healthful clime;

Here lies the worthy Potter, turned to But nought can check Death's lawless

clay! aim,

Whose forming hand, and whose re. Whosoever' life he choose to claim :

forming care, It was God's edict from his throne, Has left us full of flaws. Vile earthen“My will shall upon earth be done."

ware!

H. S. G. Then did the active mother's skill The vacancy with credit fill Till she grew old, and weak, and blind, And this last wish dwelt on her mind — SELDEN, in his Table Talk, says “ The That she, when dead, should buried be lengthening of days is not suddenly With her loved spouse and family.

perceived till they are grown a pretty At last Death's arm her strength defied; deal longer, because the sun, though Thus all the dyeing Dyers died !

it be in a circle, yet it seems for awhile to go in a straight line. For take a segment of a great circle especially, and

you shall doubt whether it be straight HALCYON-DAYS denote a time of peace

But when the sun has got past and tranquillity. The expression takes that line, then you presently perceive its rise from a sea-fowl, called among the days are lengthened. Thus it runs naturalists halcyon, or alcyon, which is in the winter and summer solstice, which said to build its nest about the winter is indeed the true reason of them." solstice, when the weather is usually observed to be still and calm. Aristotle Printed and Published by J. LIMBIRD, 143, and Pliny tell us that this bird is most

Strand, (near Somerset House,) London; soid

by ERNEST FLEISCHER, 626, New Market, common in the seas of Sicily, that it sat Leipsic; and by all Newsmen and Booksellers.

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LENGTHENING OF THE DAYS.

HALCYON DAYS.

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CHRIST CHURCH, DONCASTER. (From the Gentleman's Magazine.) ford ; subsequently, during the war, he The town of Doncaster has been long became a partner in the extensive ironcelebrated for its beauty and cleanli- works carried on at Low Moor, near ness, for its striking approach from the Bradford, under the firm of Jarrett, south, its magnificent Grand Stand, and Danson, and Hardy, where he acquired celebrated Race Course, its public build- a very large fortune. Retiring from ings, its venerable Gothic Church, and business some years ago, he returned to stately tower; and latterly, by the erec- his native town, to enjoy the fruits of tion of a beautiful Gothic Church, with his honest industry; and during a period an elegant spire, giving an additional of several years, he, by acts of kindness feature to the town from every approach. and benevolence, acquired the respect

This new Church was founded and and esteem of his fellow-townsmen. It endowed by a benevolent individual of pleased the Great Disposer of events to the name of Jarrett, whose ancestors terminate his life before the completion had for a number of years been con- of this his last pious work. The first nected with the town of Doncaster. A stone of the church was laid on the 9th monument in the old church states that of October, 1827 ; and the founder died a brother of the founder was an alder- on the 15th of January, 1528, at the man of this borough. John Jarrett, age of eighty-three. The sums he gave Esq. the founder of Christ Church, was were, 10,0001, for the building, and in early life a manufacturer at Brad- 3,0001, for the endowment. VOL. XVII. E

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The site of the church, at the point and pinnacles, all combine to give a chawhere the Thorne road branches from racter to the building pleasing and satisthe great North road, is particularly factory, and reflect great credit on the fine and open, occupying about two and architects, Messrs. Woodhead and Hurst, a half acres of ground, surrounded by of Doncaster. wide and spacious public roads. The The building was consecrated by style of architecture adopted is that his Grace the Archbishop of York, on which prevailed in the fourteenth cen- the 10th of September, 1829; and the tury. The stone used is from the cele- church opened for divine service on the brated quarries of Roche Abbey.

1st of November following. The plan of the church comprises a. The Rev. Henry Branson is appointed tower, nave, two side-aisles, and a chan- the first minister to this church; and cel; the latter, together with two ves- the friends of the establishment will tries, forms a semi-octagonal projection, hear with satisfaction that, since the which gives the east end a multangular opening, the number of worshippers has and unusual appearance. There are six increased by those who formerly attendwindows to each aisle, and a seventh ated the dissenting meeting-houses in the the north-east and south-east vestries. town and neighbourhood. Each of these is divided horizontally by A subscription has been raised for an two cross-mullions, and thereby formed organ, which is now building by Gray, into twelve lights ; the centre three are of London. square quartrefoils; and the tracery at the head forms three other quartrefoils. MAGNA CHARTA ISLAND. The east window is of six principal

(To the Editor.) lights, and the upper part spread out in An early and constant subscriber to the tracery.

Mirror is very much pleased with the The principal entrance is through a view of Magna Chartā Island, in No. spacious octangular porch, the whole 467; but there is something more atsize of the tower, which is groined in tached to this spot than the Editor seems imitation of stone. The entrance to

aware of. the galleries and side-aisles is by the About half a mile from Magna Charta doors on the north and south sides of Island, on the right bank of the river, in the church.

the parish of Wyrardisbury, is a farm The size of the church from the house, for many years past in the octower to the chancel, in the interior, is cupation of a family of the name of ninety-four feet long, and fifty-two wide, “ Ĝroome,'' as tenants to the late Alderwith galleries at the south and north manGill, holding an estate in the aforesides and west end. The accommoda- said parish. This farm house was a tion is for one thousand persons, of residence of King John, whose arms are which three hundred seats are free and beautifully, painted, or emblazoned, on unappropriated. The ceiling above the stained glass in the windows of the nave is divided into square compart- house. ments, by bold ornamented beams, with In the kitchen of this farm-house is, bosses at the intersection, which are or has been, a table of antique manupainted in imitation of oak. The side facture, upon which the identical Mugna aisles are groined in imitation of stone, Charta was signed, and upon which the having bosses at the intersection of the writer hereof has written and sealed ribs, with corbels for the ribs to rise many a letter, and partaken of many a from.

glass of home-brewed ale, and bread and The pulpit, reading, and clerk’s desks cheese equally homely—that is, genuine. accord in style with the building, and This table is considered as an heir loom are placed in the centre of the middle in the family of Mr. Gill, and if reaisle, which is ten feet wide. A hand. moved at all, has been removed to the some stone font is placed in front of the manor house. west entrance.

It is an erroneous idea that Magna We cannot conclude this account Charta was signed on Runnymede : without expressing our admiration of it was signed on Magna Charta Island, this beautiful specimen of modern archi- which goes a great way to prove the tecture, which, although not free from identity of the table. If reference is defects, possesses architectural merit in made to the signing of treaties generally, a very high degree. The uniform cor- as well in ancient as in modern times, it rectness of style in the detail, the beau- will appear that they have been signed tiful and finely-proportioned spire, the at a distance from the scene of action ; chaste and elegant tracery of the win- each party (particularly in feudal times) dows, the light ornamental buttresses being attended by an equal number of

FROM THE GERMAN OF SCHILLER,

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adherents, to prevent 'surprise or stra- Jove, a woman ? Has not woman the tagem.

face of love, the tongue of persuasion, The writer hereof has caught many a and the body of delight ? O divine, trout and perch off the banks opposite perfectioned woman! If to be of thy to the island, and has passed many a sex is so excellent, what is it then to be contemplative hour on the events of a woman enriched by nature, made exformer ages, which have rendered the cellent by education, noble by birth, spot particularly interesting.

chaste by virtue, adorned by beauty !-a Gray's Walk, Lambeth. L. fair woman, which is the ornament of

If the writer is not mistaken, heaven, the grace of earth, the joy of Magna Churta Island is an appurtenant life, and the delight of all sense, even

the to the manor of Wyrardisbury, and ad

very summum bonum of man's exjoins an estate called Ankerwicke, upon

istence.”

Burns must have had somewhat of the grounds of which are the remains of an ancient monastery, or priory.

the same idea as that which I have underlined, when he wrote

"Her 'prentice han' she tried on man, THE WATER KING'S BRIDE.

And then she made the lasses O!"

JAC-co. (For the Mirror.) Light O'er the water the sun's ray glanc'd,

THE VICTORY OF THE CID. While the youths end maidens of Tubingen

(For the Mirror.) danc'd. A stranger youth of noble mien,

The subject of the following lines is mentioned Proffered his hand to the village queen.

in the traditional histories of Spain : that on

one occasion, to insure victory in a nocturval Youth, say why is thine wand so white ?

attack on the Moslemn camp, the hody of the The water knows not the daybeams light ;

Cid was taken from the tomb, and carried in Youth, oh why is so cold thine arm,

complete armour to the field of battle. Can it in Neckar's flood be warm ?"

Not a voice was heard at our hour of need, He led her away from the lime-tree's shade When we plac'd the corse on bis barbed steed, “Return my danghter,” her mother said.

Save one, that the blessing gave, He led her on to the stream so clear,

Not a light beam'd on the charnel porch “Oh youth let me go, for I tremble with fear." Save the glare wbich flash'd from the warrior's He danc'd till they reach'd the Neckar's bank,

torch, One sbriek, one plunge, iu the wave they sank. O'ér the death-pale face of the brave. “Farewell, farewell, to thee, Tubingen's pride,

We press'd the helm on his ghastly head,
Maiden, thou art the Water King's Bride."

We honnd a sword to the hand of the dead,
H.

When the Cid went forth to fight.

Oh wiere was Castile's battle cry,
WOMAN.

The shout of St. James and victory,
(For the Mirror.)

And the Christians stalwart might?

The winds swept by with mournful blast, The following curious compliment to

And sigh d through the plumes of the dead as he the fair sex is extracted from an old

past, play, entitled “Cupid's Whirligig:"?

Through troublous skies the clonds flitted fast, «'Who would abuse your sex that And the moon her pale beam faintly cast, knows it ? O Woman ! were we not Where the red cross banner stream'd, born of you ?--should we not then But each breeze bore the shouts of the Moslem honour you ? Nursed by you, and not

throng, regard you? Made for you, and not Each sigh was echoed by Paynim song ; seek you! And since we were made

Where the silvery crescent beam'd. before you, should we not live and ad- Undrawn was the rein, and his owu good sword mire you as the last and most perfect Ungrasp'd by the nerveless land of its lord; work of Nature ? Man was made when His steed pacid on with solemn tread, Nature was but an apprentice; but Neath the listless weight of the mighty deed.

But each warrior's beart beat bigh, Woman when she was a skilful mistress

As he mark'd the beacon's wavering flash, of her art. By your love we live in

And beard the Moorish cymbal clash, double breath, even in our offspring after

For he knew that the Cid was nigb. death. Are not all vices masculine, and virtues feminine ? Are not the inuses

We bore him back to bis silent bed, the loves of the learned ? Do not all

When his plumes with Paynim blood were reit,

And the inass was sung, and the prayer was said noble spirits follow the graces because

For the conqueror from the grave. they are women ? There is but one

We wrapp'd bim again in bis funeral vest, phenix, and she is a female. Was not

We placed his sword on tae clay cold breast, the princess and foundress of good arts, And o'er the place of the hero's rest, Minerva, born of the brain of highest Bade Castile's banner wave.

INSTRUMENT.

COACH

COMPANY.

Spirit of Discovery.

mand to exhibit the powers of this new instrument before their Majesties, his

Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex, THE ÆOLOPHON, A NEWLY-INVENTED

and a small circle of nobility, at St.

James's Palace ; when it gave so much When Lord Stanhope first launched his satisfaction, that some of the pieces model-boat on the Serpentine, no one played upon it were repeated by comexpected to see the time when steam mand, and the whole performance lasted and paddles should suffice to carry “a from nine o'clock till past eleven, when tall ship” across the broad Atlantic. As the royal party retired. little did we, when we were first amused by that very pretty musical toy, the

(We quote the preceding from The German Eolina, anticipate, that within

Harmonicon, a Journal of Music and three years we should hear such an in

Musical Literature, of high promise. strument as the one we are about to

Its recommendation of The Æolophon

may be allowed to rest describe. In shape, size, and

upon

the characcompass, the Æolophon is the counterpart of a

ter of the Journal for critical acumen.) babinet piano-forte, having six octaves of keys extending from ff to F; and its The Sketch-Book. sounds are produced by a series of metallic springs, set in vibration by the action of the air produced from a bellows. It has three pedals—one for filling

(For the Mirror.) the wind-chest, and the others regulating Returning (said my friend Mrs. S.) the swell. The tone of this instrument, once upon a time, some fifty miles from particularly in the middle and lower parts a country visit, a few difficulties regardof its compass, is among the inost beau- ing my conveyance to town were at tiful we have ever heard, and much su- length decided by my taking a seat in the perior, both in body and quality, to that Telegraph. A respectable-looking, of any chamber organ of equal size; middle-aged woman, in widow's mournadded to which, the Æolophon has the ing, was, I found, to be my companion inestimable advantage of never varying for the whole way, whose urbanity and its pitch, or getting out of tune. loquacity, combined, soon afforded me

From the nature of this instrument, the important information that she was it will be readily conceived that its best travelling over England, in order to take effects are displayed in slow movements, the advice of several of the faculty touchand the sustaining and swelling long ing the case of “a poor cripple—a gennotes ; but, to our surprise as well as tleman-a relation of hers.

A genpleasure, we found that a running pas- tleman ! But scarcely had I taken sage, even of semitones, could be exe- another survey of the honest dame, in cuted upon it, if not with all the distinct- order to assure myself that she at least ness of a Drouet or a Nicholson, with as was not a member of the aristocracy of much clearness as on any organ. As Great Britain, and thereby to instruct my an accompaniment to the piano-forte, it judgment as to the actual rank of him will be found an admirable substitute whom she designated by so proud a for the flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, or title, when I was favoured with a long even violoncello; but perhaps its widest history of “the lady who lost her range of usefulness will be discovered in shawl, which I found -and she has small orchestras, where the set of wind wisited me ever since." A lady !-and instruments is incomplete—the effects a lady, good, agreeable, and condescendof any, or even all of which, may be ing, no doubt; but—the query occurred supplied by one or two performers on to my mind involuntarily—what kind of the Æolophon reading from the score, or lady must she be who would “come even from separate parts.

oft'n to take a cup o' tea, or a sup o' It is now about a year since that a sommat better, wi' me, in

my poor

little patent was obtained for the springs, and place ?" this peculiar mode of applying them, by I confess, this voluntary information, Messrs. Day and Co.; immediately upon not less than the tone and language in hearing the effect which, Mr. Chap- which it was delivered, prejudiced me pell, of Bond-street, entered into an so little in favour of my companion, that engagement with the patentees for the I took up pencil and paper, and was agency of their patent, and the manu- shortly wrapped in the most agreeable facture of instruments under it.

reverie. Briefly, I was in the exquisite On the 27th of November last Mr. Land of Faerie : I beheld the beautiful Chappell was honoured with a com- little people ; their tiny feet twinkled

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