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THE UNEARTHLY ONE. hence the well known designation of St.
LORD ALTHORPE. The extraordinary
influence, strictly personal influence, which
this pobleman exercises in the House of
Commons, has always appeared to me a
moral phenomenon, which the opponents
of reform might triumphantly appeal to There is a hue upon her cheek,
as a proof tbat the present systein of reThat comes and goes;
presentation, with all its defects, ” works
well.” Here is a man, whose “ externali:
ties' are the reverse of imposing, of by nio
nieans overwhelming fortune, interior as 4
speaker even to Mr. Goulbourn, not only
in the choice and arrangement, but in the
were lined with flannel) of his words;
who, by the force of good sense, good-na. By a bright streamlet far away.
ture, and good manners alone, withont the ! gaze upon her-not in love,
shadow of etfort, without even appearing
to seek ii, rivets the attention of the
house to his homeliest remark, and com-
mands the votes of nearly two hundred of To dwell awhile and disappear !
its most independent and enlightened
members ! This fact, I cannot help re,
peating, appears to me worth a thousand
of the sophistries which are usually vented
against reform; or rather, perhaps, they
strikingly illustrate the progress which
making of late years, in showing that
conimanding eloqnence and extensive in. SPEAKERS IN THE HOUSE OF formation, without the moral uprightness, COMMONS.
-would most inevitably have failed.
The MARQUIS OF BLANFORD the
Lord Winchelsea of the House of Conte I Have a strong personal affection for the mous. Like the moble hero of Pennenden chamber of the House of Commons, which Heath, Lord Blantord possesses a fine, I never could acquire for that in which manly, obstinate, Lord George Gordoú their lordships hold ibeir meetings : it is bearing: and like the same doughty chamso warn and cosy, and there is so much pion of the Protestant cause, has turned chaste simplicity in its furniture and ap- reformer because lie thinks, forsooth, that pearance, such a total absence of theatri- if every mau in England bad bad a vole at cal display in the mode of transacting the passing of the Catholic Relief Bill, the business, and such a dignified freedom
"" book of numbers". would have told from assumption and p«mposity in the against that measure of long delayed jus
tice. deportment of its, members. Although The Commons did not hold their meet
MR. LONG WELLESLEY has the Wellesings in the present chamber till the time ley voice and features, and his delivery of Edward 'vi. (it did not exist as a partakes of the vehemence remarkable in separate branch of the legislature till the the Duke of Wellington and the Marquis şeign of Edward JII.), it may not be un
Wellesley, when eager to express an worthy of notice, that this chamber, in opinion. It struck me, too, that the fawhich sit (at least are supposed to sit), the mily likeness extends to the arrogance, representatives of the people, was built by and self-conceit of manner, occasionally an usurping King-Stephen, as a chapel indulged in by both these noble indiviühich he dedicated to his namesake, the
duals, first Christian martyr to-without pro
SiR JOSEPH YORKE is a most amasing fanity be it said the liberty of speech : and laughter-creating speaker, and by no
means au inettective one. No matter + Abridged from the New Montlıly Magazine. what may be the subject or the occasion, No. CXX. This article is daled November 2d. the gallaut admiral munst, to use his ow!
words, “ give the long-winded speakers à Hume even a fair debater (as to oratory, þit of his yarn;" and, be it a joke, or he not only not aims at it, but openly abuse or eulogy, out it comes, red hot, despises it as an art of printing a good face just as it suggests itself at the moment of on a bad matier); and yet in a Committee speaking; regardless whether it be illo of Supply he speaks more to the purpo e timed or apposite, whether it hits or than any member in the House ; and the missés, or offends or pleases: but always minister who would boldly palm an ail. wrapped up in a jovial, frank, sailor-like ditional item on Sir H. Parnell, or Sir good bonour, which converts into plea: J. Graham, or Mr. Maberly, or any other santry, what from another would be, at financier now in parliament, shrinks from least, impertinent. As a consequence of the slate and pencil scrutiny of Mr. Hume, iliis free expression of his opinions and But it is not in this way only that Mr. faucies, Sir Joseph is ever amusing and Hume has effected a most beneficial change pften very pointed; as every mau must in the expenditure of the public money, be who pursues the same course. His He is now I believe ąbont fourteen years a satisfaction at Mr. L. Wellesley's practical member of the House of Commons; and knowledge of finance, and that one so ex- from the day be entered it to the present, perienced in the expenditure of money, not less than tifteen ont of the iwentywas likely to soon enlighten the house on four hours have been devoted by him to the subject of retrenchment, excited only public business. Before his time, attenlanghter, though it bordered on personal tion to details was considered as beneath
the dignity of the representatives of the MR. Hume.--If ever there was a man people ; once or twice in the session, to whose external appearance squared in the be sure, Mr. Tierney used to exercise his pinutest particular with my preconceived talents, and his wit, and his marvellous notion of his features and person, it was acuteness, at the expense of the minister Mr. Hume. I had figured to inyself a robust for the time being; but there the matter iron-figure, capable of any fatigue, with ended-as Dr. Johnson says, “ nothing broad massive Scotch features, in whose came of it." A very diff reut course was expression one might discern a not unusual pursued by the then member for Aber dern. mixture of Poor - Richarı" scrutiny and instead of dealing in massy generalities, the most indomitable perseverance and or laying down abstract principles of fiI found my conception realized in Mr. nance, he attacked each item of each estiHume. If Lord Althorpe is individually mate one by one, and by the simple aid of the most intluential member of the House the simple rules of Cocker's Arithmetic, of Coninions, Mr. Hume is certainly the showed that tive and four were not eight most useful. It is little to say that he is a or ten, but nine ; and that if we could buy moral study, whose illustration derives no for mlevenpence fartbing what we were aid from what we know or other nien; for paying one swilling tor, we should liave an Mr. Home is not only withont a parallel additional three tarthings in the shilling to in (at least) modern parliamentary history, employ either in the payment of our debts, but should seem to be made up of other or in other ways advantageous to indivi: men's contraries. The majority of man- dual and public interest. For a time a kind love ease, and seek as many short deaf ear was turned to what was termed çuts to any end they may have in view as the interminable borings of the honouraare compatible with its attainment. To ble member for Alverdeen ; but he, nothing Mr. Hume, on the contrary, tabour would damped, reiterated liis statements the seem desirable for ils own sake alone, and, more ; and the result is a crop of tellow. as in the chase, the game to be run down labourers in the vineyard of retrenchment, is of' no value, save as it gives a motive of whomir H. Parnell and Sir J. Graand employment for labour. Again, to bam are the best informed ; as the tinther most people success is the stimulus to fruits evidently will be a reniodelling of farther exertion, as the want of'it generally the entire system of our national expendi. tends to languor and indifference. Not so with the member for Middlesex: an ob. Sir Robert Peer is the most satisject loses its charm, in his eyes, so soon as factory business speaker in the House, as it comes within his grasp, and his energies well as the best Home.secretary the connbecome more and more braced as failure try has had for a long series of years. His and disappointment follow their exercise. merits, indeed, on this score I take it to The consequence of this extraordinary be so nnqnestionable that even the perperseverance has been much more in- verse obstinacy of party affects not wholly Hnential opon the public mind than is at tu deny theni. The truth is, that had it all apparent to a superficial observer. 'been the Honourable Baronet's good forNot all his sagacity and love of arrange- tune to continue in a secondary station, ment, vor all bis practice, have made Mr. and not been forced, by circumstances,
into a leadership, his influence would now word, to bave all their atteution fixed on be first-rale ou boll sides of the Houst, the delivery and none on the sense, or vi and he would be iiniversally looked up to the propriery of those twachungs- aseit ges. as, take trim all in all, the best madelpture and intonation, when effective-that and must satisfactory seven-day-111-the- is, natural - were not the mayonable reweek debater in parliament. As it is, suits of feeling and undertanding the every man must admit that he approaches matter at issue, and therefore need ouly the character of a first-rale statesman, it be left to take care of the uselves, not of an orator :--in a word, as one MR, BROUGU AM.- What I have just emiuently capar imperii, nisi iinperdsset. remarked concerning the disadvantages It is not just now my cie to louch apon consegnent upon the appearance of at; hls official conduct, nor upon the calum. rending too much to sell, and the manner nies with which lie has been assailed for in elocution, may be strikmgly illustrated the most unquestionable proof he has by the opposite advantages of seeming to given, or perhaps could give, ot more than be wholly unconscious of both, as is seen oritinary breadth and height of niind, his in Mr. Bronghani's, matchless delivery, zealous advocacy of the Catholie relief and ideed constitutes the great charm of bill. The distingnishing characteristics of his eloquence. It niray startie, the blind Sir Robert Peel's speeches is their per- admirers of this doubtless extraordinary spicuity, their conciliatingness (if there be man to be informed, that no nian such a word), and their freedom from won sneli a splended reputation with so all common-place, Amisy, rhetorical de- few of the higher eleinents of an orator, coration, Hence their general satis- He has neither invention nor imaginatior, factorine:s; and hence their success in not even rhetorical-fancy, and has not insinuating themselves throngn the under said or written a single expression indi. standing to those feelings which usually calive of depth of thought or jutimate deterime the will of the auditor. No acquaintance witli general principles; and matter with what pariy violence he may be yet he is without a living rival as a deassailed, the Right Hononrable Secretary bater, and wields the inflųeuce of great never for a moment forgets the conduct mental power beyond any--with a long and maruffled demeanour of a bighe interestiman in either konse of parliamorived and independent gentleman; and
Whence then this intiuence, this * never loses that sobriety and self-pos- admission of extraordinary mental power? session which enable him to adapt his Is it in the novelty of his thoughts, or the inatter to the temper of his opponents, variety and happiness of his illustratious, and persuude their good-nature into calm- or ile epigrammatic force of his expresness, if not convince them of the erro- sions?. No: there is nothing new nor neousness of their assertions or argnments. profound in his matter; there is no It has been usual to consider the detects imagery, no fanciful illu-tration, and he is of Sir k. Peel's style of debating as con- copious and rather verbose in his language. sequent upon an impotent ambition to ex- But-and here is the grand-secret of his cei as an oratorical «tatesman. But there spell over the niinds of Anis auditors-lie is noting in either the choice or arrange. invests truths and facts already known ment of his subject, still less in the struc- with a clearvess and urbauity and vividture of his sentences, to warrant such an ness which rivets the attention still more opiniou. Neither is it so much owing to thian povelty, and le roises, and come the want of the variety, and invention, niands their wills to action by forcing and rapidity, and enthusiasm of genins, as through opposition by the mere force of to a bad metiod of elocution and gesture, his own uncontrollable ardour of dis. that our feelings are seldom roused by the position. While another man would be right honourable baronet. Sir R. Peel's endeavouring to convince them by reasous delivery is defective, simply because it is and by elaborate inductions from adthat which he (and unfortunately 100 many mitted facts, he persuades, actually storms other youths) was taught at school, and them into compliance by tiie evident clearwhicle being in the teeth of nature and ness and force of his own convictions, the Compon seuse, ottend buth by the constant arrogant impatience, of all contradiction appearance of artificialuess. In the first and overbearing consciousness of his own place, bogs are taugbt to spout what they inental superiority, and banghty scorn of cannot undersiand, and could not feel an bis adversaries, and all this too as if he interest in even if they did;~are tanght bad wholly forgotten himself and every to employ this tone for this passage, and thing connected with the manner in which that tone for another without a reason he was giving expression to his feelings. why or wherefore-and this motion of the Mr. Brougham has evidently made oratory hand and arm, and that notion, and this a study, and by force of that practical mudulation and that modulation; in a' wisdom, which serve him better for every: day purposes than if he had had the gevins envy were he not conscions that he would and foresight and untameabile vigour and bé a landmark in the history of the nasteroriginality of Mr. Burke, arrived at the spirits among English statesmen, when sound conclusion that to be a powerful all that have enjoyed the same since his debater it was not necessary that lie should time shall have passed to the tomb of the employ the lrigliest faculties of the human capulets. urind, but that lie should ronse to their greatest energy its every-day feelings and apprehepsions; and he shaped his studies and style accordingly. Being depandant wholly on memory and experience for his
THE USE OF TEARS. materials, from want of invention and that power of the imagination by whieh the probable is invested with the attributes of
Be not thy tears too harshly chid, the real, it became necessary that the
Repine not at the rising sighi:shonld make himself acquainted exteil. Who, if they might would alvvays bid sively with that lore which lies near the
The breasi be still, the cheek De diy ? surface (making variety effect more than depth possibly conld) so as to be able
How little of ourselves we know
Before a grief the heart his felt; to make his inferences' appear to spring The lessons that we learn of woe irresistibly from facts.
Hence the apo
May bruce the mind as well as melt. parent fuiness of his mind even to overflowing; bence what has been absurdly The energies ton stern for mirih, called his encyclopedic knowledge, and
The reai hot througint, tre shiength of will,
Mid cloud and tempest have their birth, hence the extemporaneous character of his
Through blight and Liast their couise fuifl. speeches. Having naturally au aciile, and perhaps à capacious mind, no man excels Love's perfect triumplı never crow.id Snim in mastering clearly what he does
The topé un cliequier'd by : pang; know, or in bringing it forward with force
The gaud est wre:this with thorns are bound,
Aud Sapphio wept betore she Bulg. and vividness, so that as long as he has facts or opinions, or prejudices possessins Trárs at each pure emotie:n flow; with the mass the weiglit of facts, to rest They wait ou Pity's yentle claim, upon and steady himself by, to exercise On Admiraljusi's fervid glow, huis ingenuity upon by analysing and turn.
On l'icly's seraphic Haule. ing them over and over, and exhibiting them in every shape and feature to serve as
'Tis only when it mourns and fra's
The bad-d spirit feels forgiven, the serarion or peg for sorting his miscel- Aud through the mint of tallon tenis laveons reading-it is in vain for any man We catch the clearest gimps of heaven.
Lord Morpelk. at present in parliament to enter the liats with him, aided as lie is moreover by liis inflexible confidence in hiis own resources, by his arrogant sarcasm, by a voire remarkable for i18 depth and sweetness, and by what I before mentioned as the great
VARIETIES. charın of bis elocution, its urs celare artem naturalness. In every thing Mr. Brougham does, whether it be a speech The Ashantee Yum Carnival. -The Ashi. at the bar or in Parliament, or an article antee yam custom is annual, just at the in a review, this peculiar character of maturity of that vegetable, which is planted his mind is exhibited, that all appears to
in December, and not eaten until the conhe the result of memory and self-confi- cinsion of the custom, the early part of dence, and of a Napoleon power of con. September. The yam custom is like the centrating his mind and knowledge at Saturnalia. Neither theft, intrigne, vor will upon a single point, rather than of assault are punishable during ille continne the reasoning or inventive facultiex ; all ance; but the greatest liberty prevails, is detail and variety of combination; and each sex abandons itself to its pasbut no original and comprehensive general sions. It continnes for a week, at the end principle is valued or even referred to. of which time it is considered the heiglit Hence the admiration of and the in- of rudeness for any black lady to taunt fluence upon the many-hience his being another by alluding to any circumstance perlaps unfairly underrated by the phi that may be passed during this tropical losophical thinker-and hence too his carnival.-Boudich. practical debating preeminence, which Cooking Potutat:es.-" To have pohave acquired for him a senatorial reputa- tatoes boiled in the greatest perfection," tion, which evean Edmund Burke might says Sir Jolm Sinclair, “ ii would be proper to attend to the following direc. some: for the injurions liqnor in the poo tions. The potatoes shonld be sorted, so tato already alluded to, caunot be so as to have the large and small boiled se. effectually extracted from it by steaning parately. After being thoronighly washed as by boiling then in water." by a birch-broom in a pail of water, er Loril Brougham.-Lord Brongham was otherwise, they ought to be lightly peeled, horn in the year 1779, and is descended and then put into a pot, with less water from a respectable Ceyiberiand family, than is sufficient to cover them, as the po. wlio sixty or seventy years ago first settled tatoes themselves will produce a considere in Westmoreland, in which is situated derable addition of fluid before they be- Brougham Hall (in the parish of giu to boil. Sea-water is sometimes used, Brongham), called by a
celebrated but it makes them tougli. ' A little salt, tourist the Windsor of the North. His however, thrown into the water, is of mother was the sister of Professor Ro. great use, rendering them freer. If the bertson, the historian, and is still in the potatoes are tolerably large, it will be ne- enjoyment of a green old age. He has cessary, as soon as they begin to boil, to three brothers - James, John, and Wilé pour in some cold water, and occasionally lian. The foriner resides with his mother, to repeat it, till, by trial, the potatoes shall in the Hall: he is in Parliament. The be found to be boiled quite to the heart; latter is at the bar. John was many years they will otherwise crack and burst to wine-merchant in Edinburgh, where he pieces on the outside, whilst the inside lately failed. The learned Lord first took will be nearly in a crude state, and con- his seat iu the Cominons for Camilford, sequently very unpalatable. This is par- having being returned by the Duke of ticularly necessary if the potatoes are Bedford; he subsequently sat for Winlarge. When thoroughly boiled, the water chelsea, under the Marquis of Cleveland ; should be poured out of the pot, for they then tor Knaresborongh; lastly, as we all become quite insipid if they remain long know, for Yorkshire. A few years ago in the water after being boiled; but when he married the widow of the late Jolin the water is got rid of, the pot, with the Slade, Esq. of Hill Street (now Lady potatoes in it, sliould be put again npon Bronghan) by whom he acquirei a con. the tire, that they may be thoroughly siderable property; by this lady he has cleared of all moisture, and the cover only one daughter, who is about eight should be taken off, that the steam years of age. may evaporate. If any moisture should The litle of Clarence giren to the Royal remain, they may be put on tin plates be- Family by a wretched village iu Greece.-A fore the fire, that they may be made tho- prominent object on the Grecian coast is roughly dry, and the top of the leap will Castel Tornese, an old Venetian fort, now thus be slightly browned, which has a a ruin, but in former days affording propleasing appearance. Some recommend tection to the town of Chiarenza, or Cla. boiling them with the skins on; but the rentza, which, by a strange decree of black and unwholesome liquor with which fortune, has given the title of Clarence to potatoes are naturally impregnated, re- our royal family. It would appear that at sides much in the skin, and it is much the time when the Latin conquerors of better to get rid of that portion of it before Constantinople divided the Western Emthe boiling commences. The potatoes, if pire amongst their leading chieftains; they are of a good mealy quality, thus Clarentza, with the district around it, and have a beautiful white colour when brought which comprised almost all of ancient to the table. It is said, that good po- Ellis, was formed into a duchy, and fell to tatoes are less frequently to be seen at the the lot of one of the victorious nobles, who tables of those who keep professional transmitted the title and dukedom to bis cooks, than in the wooden bowl of the descendants, until the male line failed, and cottager; but the fact is, that in the one the heiress of Clarence married into the case there is only one dish to attend to, Hainault family. By this union, Philippa, whereas, in the other, there are many; the consort of Edward the Third, became and that the potatoes of the cottager are the representative of the Dukes of Cla. consumed hot from the fire, as soon as rence; and on this account was Prince they are ready, whereas those prepared Lionel invested with the title, which has by the professional cook are often not since remained in our royal family. It is tasted till they have become cold, and certainly singular that a wretched village consequently become tongh and unplea- in Greece should have bestowed its name
It is a good plan, therefore, to have upou a British Monarch.--Trunt's Journcy a dish or plate with boiling water put through Greece. under them, when they are sent to table, to keep thein hot. In regard to steaming potatoes, it is inut reckoned to be whole.