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would voluntarily refer to these among very inti- | Jeft by the ditch-side. Having reached the counmate friends, but he became exceedingly uneasy ty town where he was to officiate as Judge, Lord when he apprehended any allusion to them in pub- Ellenborough proceeded to array himself for his lic. Once, however, he was complimented upon appearance in the court-house. “Now,” said he, his rise under circumstances so extravagantly lu- "where's my wig-where is my wig ?” dicrous that he joined in the general shout of “My Lord,” replied his attendant, "it was laughter which the orator called forth. Sir Peter thrown out of the carriage-window!" Laurie, the saddler, when Lord Mayor of London, gave a dinner at the Mansion House to the Judges, A GRAND melo-dramatic spectacle was being reand, in proposing their health, observed, in impas- hearsed in the Park Theatre a few years since, in sioned accents, “What a country is this we live which a magnificent car, drawn by horses, was to in! In other parts of the world there is no chance, make its appearance on the stage, through a trapexcept for men of high birth and aristocratic con- door. Mr. Manager S -supervised in person the nections; but here genius and industry are sure to rehearsal. The period arrived when the horses be rewarded. See before you the examples of my- should appear dragging the gilded car; the stage self, the Chief Magistrate of the Metropolis of this was detained—the actors impatient—the manager great empire, and the Chief Justice of England sit- wrathful, demanding in a loud voice of the man ting at my right hand—both now in the highest whose business it was to see all right below, in the offices in the State, and both sprung from the very regions of mystery and enchantment, why he dedregs of the people!"
layed the car. "Somebody has cut the traces, Lord Tenterden is placed in a very amiable point Sir." "Cut the traces?" asked the manager; of view by Macready, the celebrated tragedian, in " why, nobody had access there to-day but youra lecture which he delivered to a Mechanics' In- self.” “They wasn't cut with axes, Sir; they vas stitute after he had retired from the stage, and cut with a knife!" which he published with several others possessing great interest. The lecturer gives an account of a A PAPER called the Comet has been started in Pennvisit paid by him to Canterbury Cathedral, under sylvania, and is to have a new tale every week. the auspices of a verger who, by reading and observation, had acquired wonderful knowledge of Is tramping on a man's corns one step toward architecture and mediæval antiquities. Having cultivating his acquaintance ? introduced us to his guide, the ex-tragedian thus proceeds: “He directed my attention to every Old English ballads tell us of the tastes and thing worthy of notice; pointed out with the de- humors of the people long time ago. Here is one tective eye of taste the more recondite excellence that is called of art throughout the building; and with convin
THE RURAL DANCE ABOUT THE MAY-POLE cing accuracy shed light on the historical tradi
Come, lasses and lads, take leave of your dads, tions associated with it. It was opposite the west
And away to the May-pole hie; ern front that he stood with me before what seemed
For every he has got bim a she, the site of a small shed or stall, then unoccupied, And the minstrel's standing by; and said, 'Upon this spot a little barber's-shop used For Willie has gotten his Jill, to stand.' The last time Lord Tenterden came And Johnny has got his Joan, down here he brought his son Charles with him,
To jig it, jig it, jig it, and it was my duty, of course, to attend them over
Jig it up and down. the Cathedral. When we came to this side of it “Strike up," says Wat; “Agreed," says Kate, he led his son up to this very spot, and said to him,
“And, I prithee, fiddler, play;" Charles, you see this little shop; I have brought
"Content," says Hodge, and so says Madge,
“For this is a holiday." you here on purpose to show it to you. In that
Then every man did put shop your grandfather used to shave for a penny!
His hat off to his lass, That is the proudest reflection of my life. While And every girl did curchy, you live never forget that, my dear Charles.' And Curchy, curchy on the grass. this man, the son of a poor barber, was the Lord
“Begin," says Hall; “Ay, ay," says Mall, Chief Justice of England. For the very reason,
“We'll lead up Packington's Pound;" therefore, that the chances of such great success “No, no," says Noll, and so says Doll, are rare, we should surely spare no pains in im
“We'll first have Sellenger's Round." proving the condition of all whom accident may
Then every man began
To foot it round about; depress or fortune may not befriend."
And every girl did jet it,
Jet it, jet it, in and out. LORD ELLENBOROUGH was once about to go on
“You're out," says Dick; “'Tis a lie," says Nick, the circuit, when Lady Ellenborough said that she
* The fiddler played it false;" should like to accompany him. He replied that "'Tis true," says Ilugh, and so says Sue, he had no objection, provided she did not encumber And so says nimble Alse. the carriage with band-boxes, which were his ut The fiddler then began ter abhorrence. During the first day's journey,
To play the tune again; Lord Ellenborough, happening to stretch his legs,
And every girl did trip it, trip it,
Trip it to the men. struck his foot against something below the seat. He discovered that it was a band-box. Up went
“Let's kiss," says Jane: “Content," says Nan, the window, and out went the band-box. The
And so says every she;
“How many ?" says Batt; "Why, three," says Matt, coachman stopped, and the footmen, thinking that
“For that's & maiden's fee." the band-box had tumbled out of the window by
But they, instead of three, some extraordinary chance, were going to pick it Did give them half a score, up, when Lord Ellenborough furiously called out, And they in kindness gave 'em, gave 'em, “Drive on!” The band-box, accordingly, was Gave 'em as many more.
FIGURE 3.–LACE SLEEVE.
months it has been made of white dimity; but for a later season it may be of habit cloth. Dark green is perhaps the most becoming color. The corsage is a basquine, cut high, and buttoning up midway in front, with a revers and collar, turning down like that of a man's coat. A brace is formed by a small bias, which envelops the top of the sleeve, beneath which it diminishes behind. On the shoul. der it is an inch in width, but grows narrower as it is prolonged on the lappet. The lappet is sewed upon the body in front, as far as the side-pieces of the back.
The body is cut rather pointed in front, giving a graceful turn to the figure. ButFIGURE 2.-LACE tons form the trimmings. The sleeves, which are half tight, are rounded below Fichu. at the outside seams of the cuffs. Pockets give an appropriate finish. The skirt
is of Amazon cloth. A black silk cravat and small standing collar harmonize with the remainder of the costume.
The LACE BODY is mposed of white and black lace, with transparents of pink ribbon and bows.
The Fichu is of tulle, with puffings, quadrilled with narrow ribbons and lace, as represented above, with which the SLEEVE is en suite.
THE SHIP OF THE DESERT. their adaptation to the climate and country of I. ,
thousand dollars, to be expended under the of burden or of rapid passage, for the transportdirection of the War Department, " in the im- ation of troops and baggage, or the expeditious portation of camels and dromedaries, to be em- transmission of intelligence. Accordingly, to ployed for military purposes ;” and also to test Major Henry C. Wayne of the army, and Lieu
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tenant David D. Porter of the navy, was assigned “At Indianola, and within the first month the special duty of procuring in the East a suf- after the outlandish brutes' were landed, some ficient number of the finest animals to conduct hay being needed at the camel-yard one day, a the experiment to conclusive results; the store man was sent to the quarter-master's forageship Supply was fitted up by Licutenant Porter house, with a camel, to bring up four bales. to receive and safely transport the camels to When the submissive brute was made to kneel, Texas, his arrangements to that effect being and two bales, weighing together 613 pounds, most admirable. In two expeditions, camels were packed upon him, doubts were expressed and dromedaries of choice breeds were pur- by several by-standers as to the camel's ability chased in Egypt, Tunis, and Asia Minor, and to rise under them. When two bales more with remarkable success landed at Indianola were added, making the gross weight of the in Texas; in much better condition, indeed, load 1256 pounds, the gaping crowd gave noisy than mules or horses could be expected to pre- expression to their astonishment and indignasent in like circumstances.
tion, and gentlemen who had never been to After a sufficient interval allowed for recruit- Camel-land were willing to bet considerable ing, a series of experiments was instituted by that the critter couldn't git up under the heft the sagacious and zealous conductors of the ex- lo' that.' But when the camel arose, without a pedition, which, so far as they have gone, abund- strain, and quietly walked away with his four antly prove the adaptability of the camel to mil- bales, as one who felt himself master of the sititary and “express” purposes in the waste and uation, there was a sudden change of public scantily-watered regions of the Southwest ; that sentiment, most flattering to the outlandish they can be transported on long voyages with brute and encouraging to his military sponsors. safety; that the atmospheric changes of Texas A Texan poet chronicled the event in verse, are even less unfavorable to them than those to and · A Node' in honor of the occasion was girwhich they are often exposed at home; that en to the world in the columns of the Indianola they find in Texas abundant subsistence; that Bulletin." they can be reared and trained there, as easily The brusque, eccentric Waterton, with his and as well as in Arabia or Egypt; that they characteristic irreverence and truculence, wrote can bear even greater burdens in Texas, because Buffon down an ass; and Captain Mayne Reid better fed and more intelligently tended; and, pronounces him a “parlor naturalist," because finally, that a knowledge of their management he speaks of the lion, not " as he found him," is not more difficult to Americans than to Ori- but as he read of him. Certainly, if we were entals.
inclined chivalrously to defend that oracle of At least, thesc are the conclusions at which menagerie-men against his brace of scoffers, those who have participated in this novel enter we would desire some better footing than we prise, or who have watched its progress with find in his account of the camel; for he tells us impartial and instructed interest from the first, the “camel” is the two-humped species, and dishave clearly arrived. The complete success of tinguishes the one-humped by the term “ dronthe experiment, and the acknowledged estab- edary," as a scientific classification. Now Johnlishment of the practicability of rearing and son, in his “ Physical Atlas," defines the limits working the camel in the United States, so as of Camel-land as extending from the fifteenth to procure to the fullest extent the advantages to the fifty-second degree of north latitude, and of its docility, strength, endurance, powers of from the fifteenth degree of longitude west of abstinence, patience, speed, and, of course, econ- Greenwich to the hundred and twentieth east, omy, are, they think, only a question of time. and embracing the Canaries, Morocco, Algiers, To realize these expectations, five or six years Tunis, Tripoli
, the Great Desert, and Egypt, in of practical investigation will be required. Africa; Arabia, Turkey in Asia, Persia, Cabool,
Four months since, Major Wayne wrote to Beloochistan, Hindostan, Birmah, Thibet, MonThe Secretary of War: “So far the results of golia, a small portion of the southern part of Sithe experiment, within the limits time has per- beria, and Independent Tartary, in Asia; the mitted it to be carried, have fully sustained the Crimea, and a not extensive tract around Conviews we entertained in regard to the usefulness stantinople, in Europe; to which may be adde, of the camel, and which induced us [Major Tuscany, where the camel has existed for two Wayne and Lieutenant Porter], in our respect- hundred years--not in general use, but on the ive spheres of action, to press it upon the atten- private estates of the Grand Duke, at Pisa. tion of Congress. In conducting the experi “ Adopting this definition," says Linant Bellement I have endeavored to act with great cau- fonds (Linant Bey, engineer-in-chief of dykes tion, and rather to err on the side of excessive and bridges to the Viceroy of Egypt), “the care than to jeopard success by any effort at dis- camel would not be known any where on the play. I know what the animal is capable of African continent, and only in a small part of doing, and does, in Asia and Africa, and I am Tartary, in Asia. Yet throughout Camel-land firmly convinced that it can do as much in the one-humped animal is universally known as America. The prejudices, fears, and objections 'gimel,' .djimel,' or 'gamel,' and the word of all classes are to be met only by successful dromedary,' or any thing like it, is never demonstration." And of this, Major Wayne heard.” Moreover, the term “ dromedary," derelates an amusing exam; le :
rived from the Greck, dpouévs (runner, racer,