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see the frugal sons of Italy, with their it at length withdraws, its votaries
long pale faces, ranged in rows on too quit the stations which they have
some open place, perhaps before the occupied, and repair to their respec-
church, or wherever else the sun tive habitations. Should any one
shines in autumn and winter; their feel disposed to pity these living posts,
eyes looking right forward beyond his pity would only be thrown away;
their somewhat prolix noses; some for they are happy, perfectly happy:
times extending their hands towards they have enjoyed the whole live,
the genial orb of day, and striving, long day the supreme earthly Italian
by means of the rapid friction of the felicity, the delicioso far niente, and
said hands, to communicate to their have had no occasion to think of any
other chilly members the warmth thing else. Beyond this point their
which they have received. This the wishes do not extend.
Italians call Scaldarsi al fuoco degli As there are epicures and gour,
Spagnuoli-"warming themselves at mands every where, so Italy is not
the fire of the Spaniards"--but the without them: but individual instan,
sun is as much the fire of the Itali- ces prove nothing; and though we
ans as of the Spaniards; nay, I can here discover a haggard figure striv,
scarcely believe that the latter know ing to swallow a piece of polenta, and
how to turn this gratuitous warmth there another taking at regular inter-
to better account than the former. vals dried chesnuts* from his pocket,
A gleam of sunshine in autumn or endeavouring with the utmost efforts
winteris a signal at which the windows of his jaws to masticate them, and
of the palace and the papered case- meanwhile treating himself to a mez-
ments of the cottage are alike thrown zo boccale di vino piccolot, still it
open. The inhabitants pour forth would be most unjust to charge the
from their cool dwellings, and crowd whole nation with gluttony and extra-
like sheep against a thunder-storm in vagance. Italian meals seem, on the
dense masses on the spot upon which contrary, designed merely to excite
the sun shines; while the inmate of the appetite, not to satisfy it. In ma-
the palace, who suffers equally from ny good houses they have no regur
cold, repairs to the open window to lar dinner ; but every hungry indivi-
receive his share of the fuoco degli dual seeks something to eat, and
Spagnuoli, or fuoco degli Italiani.
Letno one be apprehensive of com-

* As hard as Carrara marble: a full ing too late or missing any thing at quarter of an hour is required to pulve

rize one of them.
the Sagra; for in truth there is no-
thing to miss; and would you wish to

† After the grapes have been twice make the acquaintance of all the vil pressed for the benefit of the master, they lagers, you will find them, in the last are put into a tub, and boiling water mixrays of the departing sun, motionless benefit of the labourer. By this opera

ed with salt is poured over them for the on the same spot where they hailed tion the yet remaining juice is certainly his appearance in the morning: there extracted, and the result is the vino pica they stop, and would no doubt stop colo, which is a cooling and by no means till the day of judgment, if the lu- unpleasant beverage; but possesses little minary were as constant as they; but of that cheering and generous property when, weary of their tedious society, which rejoices the heart of man.

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takes it either while walking about, | any where as a perfume. We will or in any corner he pleases. At night; || therefore rather stay in the open air, instead of supper, they drink a cup where we shall have occasion to obof coffee without milk; and with this serve two favourite games of the Itacup of coffee in his stomach, the lians, called alle bocce* and alla mora. Italian quits the bottega as full and The former cannot long engage our as big as if he came from the table attention; the latter, in which the of an archbishop.

Italians are not surpassed by any na1) The Venetian deserves less praise tion in the world, would detain us on the score of frugality than the longer, if our ears were capable of other Italians; in regard to good liv- enduring the horrid uproar. But the ing indeed, Venice may be called the shadows are lengthening: some of Vienna of Italy. There the citizen the living posts mentioned above are dines in due style. His repast con- beginning to move off: the stomach sists of una brava minestra di riso demands its rights. As, however, col bravo formaggio (rice-soup with the Marchesa C. is as bitter an enecheese), del bravo alesso (beef), con my to the English as she is a cordial una brava salza (with a sop), brave admirer of the French, and consepolpette (hash), a bravo arrosto quently we have no reason to expect (roasted meat), together with a bra- a welcome at her mansion; and all oa 'insalata (salad); but on fast-days our inquiries for something to eat at of a bravo pesce (fish), or a 'brava the village osteria, are answered with

frittata (omelette), with which he Niente-mica-illustrissimo, no; the drinks a few brave bottiglie di vino, most prudent course we can pursue but not piccolo. The Venetian ne- is, to take advantage of the lovely auver speaks of any dish without pre- tumnal evening, such as thrice blessfixing the epithet of braro, which ed Italy alone can furnish, and to resounds very comical; he enumerates turn on foot to the town. eid Blo3iW

inni all the brave things of which he has I leave you to make what use you partaken with warmth and vivacity; please of these pages, merely sughe seems to enjoy them over again in gesting, that it might not be amiss to recollection; and, in short, he is fully dedicate them to the inhabitants of qualified to act no insignificant part the country towns of Italy, even in Vienna itself. But let us return to the Sagra, || balls, The balls are thrown on the ground,

* A game which is played with three that we may make ourselves acquaint- and the player strives to make his ball ed with all its amusements. We

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the nearest to the ball first thrown. the village bottega without stopping, Alla mora is too generally known to need for the company there is not the description ; but I cannot help remarking, most select, and the effluvia which that a public-house, in which ten couple meet us at the entrance authorize us of Italians are playing alla mora affords to infer, that the inmates have eaten a more correctidea than any thing I know no inconsiderable quantity of a plant, of the tremendous spectacle of the falls which, to my knowledge, is not used" of Schaffhausen and Niagara. 197946 bolivo

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ten opsie The late Mr. Tresham related to || The dog seized the bread, but findthe writer, that when at Rome he ing it too hot to hold, dropped it; he saw a dog which was in the habit of tried it again, still it was too much frequenting a coffee-room; and on for him. At length, as if guessing any person giving him a piece of coin, the trick, he jumped on the counter, he would run with it to a shop for caught up his penny, and changed bread, which bread he would bring his baker.pl to supod to the coffee-house, and eat it before A dog, being run over by a carrithe donor, as if to shew that he had age, had iris leg broken: a humane put the money to a proper use. surgeon seeing this, had the dog

He has also heard an anecdote of brought home, set the leg and cured a dog that used to be sent by his him. The dog was discharged, but master every morning to a baker's never failed when he met his friend with a penny in his mouth to pur- to recognise him by wagging his chase a roll for breakfast. He had One day, a noise of a dog barking continued to do this for some time, was heard at the surgeon's door. when the baker changed his journey. The servant was ordered to ascertain man, and the dog was unheeded. the cause. It proceeded from the

The master, who was acquainted with surgeon's former patient, who had the practice of his four-footed cus- brought with him another dog with tomer, happened to enter the shop, a broken leg. and the journeyman was blamed for It is related of Hogarth's bull-dog, his inattention. The fellow took it that he would, when his master missin ill part, and resolved next time to ed attending the club, go thither wreak his revenge on the dog. Ac-alone, seat himself in his master's cordingly he kept a roll as hot as chair, and when the meeting was possible, and at the appointed hour over return home.

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No. II.

WALTER JEFFERSON,

(Continued from p. 169.) 1, Tox recreations of Walter Jef- the same cradle; had been parte, ferson, after many hours of useless it is true, during the years of schoolattendance at chambers, were at this ing, but now his arm was ever ready time entirely confined to the tea-ta- to escort her to the park, and some ble of an old friend of his mother's, times to the pit of the theatre.' 'He -whose daughter, Rhoda Woodyatt, was too honest and too prudent to cheered him, when often worn out attempt to inspire a passion which by the solicitudes of the day. No he could never return. They called impropriety was ever dreamed of in each other by their christian names, this intercourse: they had slept in rendered more familiar by abbrevia

tions, and in talking of their little state," that something fital was antie penchants for any of the oppositecipated." "He found himself in that sex, they laughed as would brother situation which requires all the kind and sister at their 'mutual criticisms, assistance of friendship to keep his prédilections, or observations. There tottering frame together. His mind appeared indeed something so ab- was so shattered, that he shed tears surd to Jefferson in the idea of his like a girl from nervous irritability: falling in love with a girl who had His aching limbs barely bore! the but a poor thousand which she could burthen of his body, weak as it was! call her own, that he deemed himself At such a time who could be dolary perfectly free from contagion; and cautious ? Indeed he wanted a nurse to be certain of this, he was in the and a friend who was young and constant practice of examining his able to attend on him, and his only heart during every absence from her. friend was Rhoda: she prepared his On his occasional departures from medicines; she surmised his wants; her, he found she was very seldom she read to him, and made his in his thoughts, and he fancied him- pillow easier to his head. Rhoda self quité as happy in the company recovered hiin to life : while she of some country attorney as he would was doing this, anxiety stole the have been in that of Rhoda Wood- roses from her cheeks, but joy at his yatt. Dan Cupid was not, however, convalescence dressed her face with to be treated thus: with all the smiles. Her arm supported his en urchin's 'apparent indifference to feebled frame when he walked, and what was going on, he was aiming coldly as he was constructed, did he aart after dart at the bosom of the never press that hand which had been as yet insensible Rhoda, who, in stretched out to save him? To be

seeming impossibility of their brief, she redeemed his life with half union, fattered herself that he would her own. Health and strength revia never be united to any one else, or sited the frame of Jefferson; but that she only felt that interest in the poor Rhoda Woodyatt bent like 1 welfare of Jefferson which she shoula lily in the storm, and stood conscious feel for any other friend; and while of owning a love which could never she would sit for the quarter of an be returned. hour together hearing something of On again resuming his professional # the practice of the courts," or the career, and on his first departure case of" Rotherham versus Bother- after it from the lodgings of Rhoda's um," she never asked herself, how mother, Jefferson lost no time in or for what did her heart so violently settling the account between him and beat, from the excitation of his an- his benefactress. Without suffering ticipated" going the circuit," or on the least consideration of his own His expected return." Love, how- happiness to interfere with hers, he ever, like “mưrder, will out: various preferred at once probing the wouda means combine to tell the dreadful to the bottom to suffering the conta

the following was the medium gion to take a firmer hold. He en: in this case: A course of hard reading in a close“ room ať length every point in the most dispassion brought Jefferson to so debilitated a ate manner: the result was, that in

truth;

marrying Rhoda he struck a ba- | got it all." The reflections which lance of certain, considerable, and this rencontre awakened were quickeverlasting misery; and in leaving ly drowned, not in bumpers of wine, her to a chance of happiness, he was but in larger draughts of law, and acting like a man of honour. He hurrying to some busy scene of ac, lost no time in acquainting her with tion, all within would quickly fall into the result of his cogitations: 'that as a repose. He was one morning in it appeared to him that he could particular much startled by the ap never marry, he scorned to hold any pearance of a lady as she quickly female in the vexatious trammels of passed the Temple-porch; but his a never-dying hope, sickened with surprise was greater still on hearing endless disappointment.

the peal of his office-bell, evidently * Alas! this determination, kindly pulled by the hand of the fair-one as it was written, reasonably as it who had been the cause of this spewas dictated, failed for a long time culation. He had not even time to to convince her; and as she day by quiet the uproar which this incident day pored over it with the indistinct had caused within his breast, when vision of tearful eyes, till she found the little dirty urchin, whom he a true and fatal corroboration of her found it necessary to retain in his fears, uncheered even by her mother, service at half-a-crown a week, ushwho dared not bid her hope, she be- ering the lady into an adjoining came paler and paler yet; and days apartment, announced her to his and weeks and years beheld her as master as the Hon. Miss Rothchild, one who wanders on a lonely beach with Mr. Johnson. Jefferson, al, waiting the distant sail--but yet, nor though to his credit be it spoken he yet, a sail appears.

was no coxcomb, veiled his soiled Jefferson, for more reasons than stockings with a pair of jet-black Wel. one after this cruel éclaircissement, lingtons, poked his fingers through changed the scene of his operations his hair, to awaken it from the dorfrom Edinburgh to London. Here, mant state into which it had fallen, where impudence holds constant and tucking in a frill somewhat tumwarfare with merit, Jefferson soon bled by a second day's exhibition, forgot poor Rhoda—when we say and giving a glance at his fingerforgot her, we mean that she no nails, somewhat tipped with the ebolonger weighed down his heart with ny of his profession, entered the chagrin; she no longer haunted him room, when the figure before him in the glare of day and occupation; caused him to feel more than his usubut in the night and in the silence al trepidation. The form of the of solitude her form would flit be- lady was Rhoda's, yet somewhat fore his imagination like the visions taller, for she wore feathers, and of Ossian. Sometimes in a concourse her nose was a little more Grecian. of females his beating heart would Her eyelashes were quite as long, tell him, that some form was by, which and her eyes, though larger, of the resembled her whom it was criminal same colour with those of Miss to think of more; but when this Woodyatt; but her voice came to double opened her mouth," he for him in larger volumes, and she posPol. IV. No. XXII.

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