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Speak then, thou roice of God within,
'Thou of the deep, low tone!
Where is the spirit flown?
Enough to know is given;
Thine is to trust in Heaven!" [Mrs. Hemans.
Extracts from periodicals.
Prince Albert is highly even composer of music, he has given prepossessing, with
expression proof of superior talent. We have beindicative of great good sense and good fore us a collection of songs and ballads, feeling. His manners are unassuming stated on the title-page to have been and amiable, and his conversation is written, and set to music, by Princes just such as it is to be expected from Albert and Ernest. The poetry is & very well-bred and well-informed mán. chiefly by Prince Ernest, the music by He speaks English with great fluency Prince Albert. In three of the songs and a good accent, and, in a word, Prince Ernest is the author both of is a favourable specimen of the best words and music. Prince Albert does style of gentleman. To be sure, he not appear as a poet. does not possess some of the qualifi. We have been pleased with the songs tations which are highly prized by our of Prince Ernest, which breathe & young men of fashion. He is a bad kindly spirit, and show a mind susboxer, and cannot drive four in hand; ceptible of the influence of strong feel. and we should strongly dissuade the ings of domestic attachment. The song, owner of a favourite from entrusting of Schlaf, O! schlaf mein Kindelien,' an important race to his Royal High is excellent of its kind, but the traus. Dess's jockeyship. But, on the other lation gives a very faint idea of the hand, as a painter, as a porformer and tenderness, and delicacy of the original.
such, then, is the young man whom pagne, all showered down in endless fortune, propitious alike to all the par. profusion upon men, many of whom ties most interested, has destined to were living au cinquième in want of fill the bigh position of consort of the downright necessaries until the glori. Queen of England. All Englishmen ous Revolution of July! No wonder must be deeply interested in him. It that they are intoxicated with their is impossible but that he must exercise success; that they have grown giddy some influence over the royal mind, with their elevation; that, like other and it is of vast importance that that usurpers, they have forgotten the pripz influence should be wisely exercised. ciples which raised them to the throne, We may congratulate ourselves that all or, like other possessors of irresponsi. that is known of him is highly in his ble authority, have become capricious, faroar; that he is known to possess tyrannical, and corrupt: no wonder, & good heart, good abilities, an irre. lastly, that their dynasty is now lot. proachable character, refined tastes, and tering to its fall.Quarterly Review. agreeable manners, and that, in short,
In a lucubration of one of our po. descept, circumstance, and personal en.
litical illummati, we inis week find dowments, have in him combined to
the following declaration :-“ Eini. ra. form precisely the character whom effectionate suivjects would wish to see united tion, especially emigration as at pre.
sent conducted, is a dead loss to this to a youthful Queen.-- Westminster Review,
country, and & subtraction from its CHAM FORT said of the ancient go
It is like a man giving vernment of France that it
away fractions of his fortune without Bonarchy tempered by songs. The return. Einigration is the exportation present govervinent is a monarchy of capital, labour, and principle from tempered (or distempered) by news- the country, bono
of which we papers. The stanza is superseded by spare. The doctrine of over-population the paragraph: the chansonnier gives is blasphemy against Diriue Provi. place to the feuilletonniste ; and Béran- dence." This language is an excel. ger is thrust out of fashion by Janin. lent specimen of the stupid and au
Enter the Chamber of Peers when dacious ignorance, which is by no a new batch are to take their seats, means infrequent among the Gordinnand the odds are that erery third knot-cutting political writers of the day. man of them is an editor or ex-editor. With the doctrine of over-population, Attend the Chamber of Deputies on a at present, we shall not meddle. What field-day, and the most influential
our dogmatist when he tells speaker will be
a gentleman of the us that emigration is like a press. Dine at the Rocher de Can- giving away fractions of his fortune cale, and the chief room is engaged without return Of course, upon this by a réılacteur en chef: ask for a stall principle we get no wool from Aus. at the Théâtre Français, when Mars tralia, no sugar and coffee from the ur Rachel is to act, and the best are West Indies, no timber from Canada, secured for his contributors. That no cotton from the United State, no suite of rooms, brilliantly lighted, has indigo from India. Of course, too, heeu fitted up by the founders of a our colonies create no demand for our journal, who give a ball to-night in manufactures, give no stimulus to our bonour of the undertaking; that grandi commerce, and enploy none of our cross of the legion of honour, who is shipping--they take no cloths from just coming out, gained his decora- Yorkshire, no cottons from Lancashire, Lions by his articles: that splevdidly. no cutlery from Sheffield, no irondressed woman, who is just going in, work from Birnıingham! Why, instead is the daughter of a millionnaire, who of emigration being like a man giving Lately bestowed her hand and fortune away" fractions of his fortune withon à journalist: that gay cabriolet, out adequate return,” it is like a man Row dashing through the street, be. putting out his money at compound longs to a theatrical critic, who sup. interest, so that he is sure to receive ports himself by levying contributious cent. per cent. in the process of time.
the singers and dancers of the Is this & saniple of the instruction opera. Vogue la galère! Power, plea which the community is to receive gure, places, wealth, ribands, stars, from our teachers in political science. keisesses, truflled turkeys, and cham. -S. A. Record.
REGISTER OF WEATHER AT THE MADAWELLATENNE ESTATE
FOR AUGUST 1840.
'It will be seen from Thermometer.
the accompanying Pluvio.
tables that a more
unfavorable month Aug. 6A.Mclock 6P.M
for agricultural ope.
rations could not 1 74 790 739 0 6
Cldy.& slight shower well occur; in fact 2 74 78 74 0 31 Do.
the heat of the 375 79 74
Warm & dry.
month almost 4 71 178 73 0 14
Cldy.&slight shower. throughout was o. 5 72 78 72 0 29
qual to that of the 6 73 78 74 0 10
dry months of Fe. 74
bruary and March,
and the quantity of 75 Do.
rain, only about 5 10 72 174
inches totally put 31 174 174
a stop to Paddy 12 75 75
gowing in all parts 13 174 70
of this side of the 14 72 71
Central Provinco 15 70 82 74
with the exception 16 171 81 74
of sowing by tho 17 170 82 73
owners of fields 18 72 83 73
within the limits of 19 170 83 75
a bill stream. 20 171 82 73
In Coffee Plant. 2171 83
ing little was done, 22 70 81 174
beyond clearing the 23 72 81 71
grouuds of the very 24 70 81 172
heavy crop of weeds 25 70 80 174
produced by the 26 72 82 175
rain of the preced. 27 70 82 73
Fine showers. ing two months, a 28 74 78 172 0 85
few acres were put 29 72 76 174 0 40
in at the beginning 30 70 76 74 0 10
and end of the 31 70 78 73 0 60
month, which show
good promise ; the 75 84 75 4 92 Maximum.
very small supply 170 76 70 Minimum.
of rain after such 172 804 71 Average range.'
ly hot season is of very unusual occurrence, and of course has very much impeded planting, hut at is hoped that the October 'rains will, by a good supply, make the yearly average not far below that of good seasons.
PIARY KEPT IN THE VALE OF DOOMBERA-NEAR KANDY.
From August 16th to 22d.-A continuation of the dry, bot peather of last peek with a cloudless sky. Moderate breezes from the W. S. W. with little if any dow falling during the night, Average pf. Thermom: 6. A. M. 70° 2. P. M. 80 8. P. M. 77o. Operations. This dry weather is taken advantage of to clear weeds and jungle, and to burn such wood as may have been previ. pusly piled and dried į the moderate breeze assists this operation much. The general appearance of the trees in this locality is unfavourable, for during this monsoon when little dew falls, all vegetation appears to suffer more from a cessation of rain than in the N. E.
On elevated spots the leaves are turning yellow and many of the plants are drooping.
August 23rd to 29th.-- This week began with a change from the dry clear Feather of the last-Light clouds with moderate breezes from W. S. W. all day in the early part, and light continued showers the last 3 days of the week, with little or no sunshine-Ther: average in the early part of the week-73v 6. A. M. 789 2. P. M. 76' 8. P. M.-The last 3 rainy days—70, 74, 720. Operations.-Keeping the parts that have been planted and those which are in bearing, more particularly, free from weeds ; planting as usual during the rains which are now of great service ią bringing the coffee to its full size previous to ripening.
• August 30th, to September 5th.- A continuation of cloudy, showery weather all this week, with strong breezés irom the W. S. W. during the day-Making the climate cool and pleasant. Range of the Ther: 720 6. A. M. 76" P. n. 75' 8. P. M.-Though we bave had showers every day yet it is astonishing how sinall a quantity of rain actually fall in this valley compared with what falls to the south-eastward' of this place, as in Kandy, distant not four miles. This is not peculiar to, Ceylon; many tropical islands, as iņ the West Indies, have valleys distant only 2 or 3 miles from each other varying exceedingly in their climate. Operations. This week there has been as usual much work on newly planted estates ; besides these the planter whose estate is in bearing begins to get ready his pulping houses, cisterns, draining platforms, &c., for preparing the coming crop; sees that his dam, watercourse, &c., are all right to convey the water to his cisterns--for the rains which fall during crop gathering are generally heaviest from the change wbtch then occurs in the monsoon.
September 6th to 12th.--A good deal of wind all this weeļ from the S. W, generally clear weather, with a very slight shower occasionally, in the middle of the day, and a fierce sun in the intervals. Thes: average 740 6. A. M, 770 2. P. M. 75o. 8. P. M. Operations. The same as last week.-In some parts of the estate a few berries are becoming ripe, and if more rain fell the whole crop would suon ripen-On the Culembo side of Kandy the native gardens and one or two plantations can show many ripe berries on the trees,
September 13th to 19th.—This week has been drier than the last. Though the weather has been generally cloudy, no rain, with the exception of one or two very slight showers, has falleg, and those not sufficient to penetrate the aniļ an inch deep-the breeze has been strong from the s. w. until the last day or two, when the weather bas become close and hot, with a calm and cloudy atmosphere which is generally the precursor of raiu here--Ther: average 1426. 2,77 % 8, M. 75' 8. P. M.