The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction eBook

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SMUGGLING EXTRAORDINARY.

General Anstruther, having made himself unpopular, was obliged, on his return to Scotland, to pass in disguise to his own estate; and crossing a frith, he said to the waterman, “This is a pretty boat, I fancy you sometimes smuggle with it.”  The fellow replied, “I never smuggled a Brigadier before.”

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A NOBLE COUNT.

Amadeus the Ninth, Count of Savoy, being once asked where he kept his hounds, he pointed to a great number of poor people, who were seated at tables, eating and drinking, and replied, “Those are my hounds, with whom I go in chase of Heaven.”  When he was told that his alms would exhaust his revenues, “Take the collar of my order,” said he, “sell it, and relieve my people.”  He was surnamed “the Happy.”

P.T.W.

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EPITAPHS.

In Stratford Churchyard, near Salisbury.

To the memory of Elizabeth, wife of William Brunsdon, who died Dec. 31, 1779, aged 101 years.

  Freed from the sorrows, sickness, pain, and care,
  To which all breath-inspired clay is heir,
  The tend’rest mother, and the worthiest wife,
  Reaps the full harvest of a well-spent life. 
  Here rest her ashes with her kindred dust—­
  Death’s only conquest o’er the favoured just: 
  Her soul in Christ the tyrant’s power defied,
  And the Saint triumphed when the woman died.

In Amesbury Churchyard, Witts.

  When sorrow weeps o’er virtue’s sacred dust,
  Then tears become us, and our grief is just;
  Such cause had she to weep who gratefully pays
  This last sad tribute of her love and praise,
  Who mourns a sister and a friend combined,
  Where female softness met a manly mind: 
  Mourns, but not murmurs—­sighs, but not despairs—­
  Feels for her loss, but as a Christian bears.

COLBOURNE.

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FAMILIAR SCIENCE.

On January 31st will be published, with many Engravings, price 5 s.,

ARCANA OF SCIENCE, AND ANNUAL REGISTER of the USEFUL ARTS, for 1832: 

Abridged from the Transactions of Public Societies, and Scientific Journals, British and Foreign, for the past year.

*** This volume will contain all the Important Facts in the year 1831—­in the

  MECHANIC ARTS,
  CHEMICAL SCIENCE,
  ZOOLOGY,
  BOTANY,
  MINERALOGY,
  GEOLOGY,
  METEOROLOGY,
  RURAL ECONOMY,
  GARDENING. 
  DOMESTIC ECONOMY,
  USEFUL AND ELEGANT ARTS,
  GEOGRAPHICAL DISCOVERIES,
  MISCELLANEOUS SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION.

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