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lodger, is thrown out to cumber up the narrow space left by old trunks, bandboxes, and all the collected rubbish of the concern. Four black doors stare you in the face ; the one on the right is occupied by a great mystery! It is a tall dark man, with a beard blacker than his coat. His trousers are of a circumscribed kind, with guiding straps, and Blucher boots, which are always at loggerheads with the bottoms of the aforesaid nether integuments: he is supposed to be connected with the press, penny or otherwise, as he uses much ink and paper, and is particularly busy in the murder-season. Although literary, he is not looked upon with any respect by any in the house, except the maid-of-all-work, as he fetches his own beer, and saves her much trouble by making his own bed, which is effected—it being a turn-up-by giving it a turn or shake as he lowers it at night, or rather morning, for he has a latch-key, and is frequently heard at blue daylight, miscounting the stairs, and breathing very hard. He is perfectly unknown to the tradesmen who supply the house, he being in the habit of catering for himself, slightly varying his diet between saveloys and bread and cheese, bringing them home in a quiet way in his pocket.

The next door-stop !-you must not go there !—that's the girl's room.

The next has for a very long time had no occupant but the wind, which has given the door a delirium tremens, much to the annoyance of the literary man, who rushes out and tries to stop its noise with a last week's number of crimson crimes—which only makes it shake the more.

The last is the den of the landlady herself, who, with a rapacity peculiar to the genus, lives in all sort of discomfort, for the sake of profit, and who would, if she could find a customer, let this her last hold, and live in the outhouse. You must guess at the interior of this room; its comforts are composed of things rejected by everybody in the house. I would show it you, but dont like to disturb her! for, entre nous, I owe her a quarter's rent!

SONG.

A PROUD land is England ! None prouder, I ween,
The chief among nations, of ocean the queen;
So wide in dominion the sun owns her sway,
For, dimless in glory, it knows not decay ;
But smiling for ever o'er mountain and vale,
Though far, 'tis the voice of a Briton cries—“ Hail !"
The sea yieldeth tribute, its pearls are her own;
Earth brings forth its treasures from zone unto zone.
How proud, then, is England !--none prouder, I ween,
The chief among nations, of ocean the queen!
A proud land is England !-nor scornful the boast,
While her children are firm as her rock-shielded coast,
With the pure wreath of honour entwined on her brow,
She will ever be foremost, as first she is now!
What the sword has achieved, let the sickle retain,-
With a world for her sceptre, what more could she gain ?
Should the foeman assail, there are stout hearts will prove
That the lion, when roused, hath no trace of the dove!
How proud, then, is England !-none prouder, I ween,
The chief among nations, of ocean the queen !

INDEX

TO THE SEVENTEENTH VOLUME.

A.

C.

Altered Mau, the, by Paul Prendergast,

626.
Anecdotical Gatherings, by R. B. Peake,

225.

B.

Brummell, George, and Dandyism, 514.
Campbell, Thomas, Monody on the Death

of, by William Beattie, 95.
Canter's, D., Outpourings, 505.
Carlists, the, at Bayonne, 125.
C. H. L's. Plaint of Sappho, 58 ; Sappho

and Phaon, 129; Invocation to Erinna,
239 ; Song of the Witches round the

Walnut-tree of Beneventum, 443.
Close, the, of the Old Year, 1844, by

H. B, K., 21.
Clumseetrunk, Mynheer Van, 156.
Confessions of De Loude Chiselham, by

C. Wbitehead, 70.
Consumptive, the, 489.
Cooke's, Henry, Notes of a Loiterer in

Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Wash-

Ballad, 615.
Ballyragget, by the Irish Whiskey-Drink-

er, 229.
Barker's, W. G. J., Damned Souls, 604.
Beattie's, William, Monody on the

Death of Thomas Campbell, 95.
Benefits, the, of Smoking, 156.
Blanchard, Laman, Lines on the De-

cease of, by G. D., 443.
Boruwlaski, Joseph, a Memoir of the ce-

lebrated Dwarf, by Catherine Hutton,

240.
Boys, the, of Kilkenny, by the Irish

Whiskey.Drinker, 34.
Breeze, the, upon the Ocean, by Wil.

liam Jones, 155.
Brinvilliers, the Marchioness of, the

Poisoner of the Seventeenth Century.
A Romance of Old Paris, by Albert
Smith ; the mountebank of the Carre.
four du Châtelet, 1 ; the boat-mill on
the river, 8; the arrest of the phy-
sician, 15; the students of 1665, 105 ;
Sainte-Croix and his creature, 112;
Maître Glazer and Panurge discourse
with the people on poisons—the vi-
sit of the Marchioness, 116; Louise
Gauthier falls into the hands of La.
chaussée, 209; the catacombs of the
Bièvre, 213; the revenge of Sainte-
Croix, 218; what further befel Louise
in the catacombs of the Bièvre, 317;
Maître Picard prosecutes a successful
crusade, 326 ; Exili spreads the snare
of Sainte-Croix, 331; Gaudin learns
strange secrets in the Bastille, 425;
le premier pas, 429; Versailles-the
rival actresses, 434; the Grotto of The-
tis, — the good and evil angels, 533;
the Gascon goes through fire and wa.
ter to attract attention the brother and
sister, 540; the Rue de l'Hirondelle,
545.
VOL. XVII.

ington, 99.
Corunna, the Retreat to, from the Recol-

lections of the Rifleman Harris, edited

by Henry Curling, 277.
Costello's, Louisa Stuart, Sketches of Le-

gendary Cities, No. 111., Bath, 168 ;
No. IV., Monmouth, 265 ; Ross, Tin-
tern Abbey, Chepstow, 349; Hereford,

605.
Crockford and Crockford's, by Perditus,

142. 251.
Crowquill's, Alfred, Glimpses and Mys-

teries :—the Author, 357; the Lodging-
House, 632 ; Outlines of Mysteries :-

the Man who once was respectable, 529.
Cunningham, Allan, 557.
Curling's, Henry, anecdotes of the Pen-

insular War, from the Recollections of
the Rifleman Harris, 277 ; Harrow-

gate, 445.

D.
Damned Souls, the, by W.G.J.Barker,604.
Dandyism and George Brummell, 514.
Departed Great, Literary Retrospect of

the, by a Middle-aged Man, 83. 182.

289. 361. 557.
Discovery of the Oregon by Drake and

Vancouver, 522.
Drama, a Glance at the, 421.
Droop not, my Heart, by William Jones,

308.

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Early Years of a Veteran of the Army of

Westphalia, between 1805 and 1814,

483, 586.
Ennobled Actresses, by Mrs. Matthews:-

The Duchess of Bolton, 594.

J. M. W's. Song of a Sea Nymph, 249.
Jones's, William, Men of Old, 69; the

Breeze upon the Ocean, 155 ; 'Tis long
since we have met, Old Friend ! 167 ;
Ballad—Sleep on! Sleep on! 181;
Hope on ! 276 ; the Hearts of Old, 304;
Droop not, my Heart, 308 ; the La-
bourer's Song, 378; the Death of Som-
breuil, 423 ; Tobacco, 482 ; Scorn not
the Poor Man's Love, 564 ; the Falling
Star, 585.

F.
Falling Star, the, by William Jones, 585,
Fête, the, of Peterhoff, by Mrs. Romer,

22.
Flower's, W. B., Love's Vows, from Ca-

tullus, 450.

L.

G.

Labourer's, the, Song, by William Jones,

378.
Ledbury's Polkaphobia, 305.
Littlego's Horæ Academicæ, 316.
Lost Mantle, the, by the author of " Hen-

ri Quatre," 451.
Love's Vows, from Catullus, by W. B.

Flower, 450.

M.

Gaol Chaplain ; or, a Dark Page from

Life's Volume :-drink, 45; the knav-
ish treasurer of a popular charity, 52;
advice gratis, 56 ; a righteous treasurer,
191 ; no will! hurrah! 197; the le-
gatee, 310 ; juvenile delinquents, 312 ;
the newspaper man and the Right Ho-
nourable George Canning, 413 ; party
and the press, 417 ; Mr. (now Lord)
Jeffrey and printer Willison, 418 ; the
substitute, 473 ; the moral peer, 475;
game preservers, 479; a ghost story,

565.
Garland, a, of May Flowers, by the Irish

Whiskey-Drinker, 616.
G. D's. lines on the Decease of Laman

Blanchard, 443; Masquerade, 549.
Glimpses and Mysteries, outlined by Al-

fred Crowquill :—the Author, 357; the
Lodging-house, 632.

Malibran, the Aide-de-Camp, 134.
Masquerade, the, by G. D., 549.
Matthews's, Mrs., Ennobled Actresses:-

the Duchess of Bolton, 5.94.
Matrimony, a Discourse of, by Jeremiah

Singleton, 285.
Men, the, of Old, by W. Jones, 69.
Middle-aged Man's Literary Retrospect of

the Departed Great, 83. 182. 289,361,
557.

N.

H.

Halifax Murder, the, by an Infantry

Officer, 401.
Harris's, Rifleman, Anecdotes of the Pen-

insular War:-the Retreat to Corun-

Notes of a Loiterer in Philadelphia, Bal.

timore, and Washington, by Henry
Cooke, 99.

0.

na, 277.

Opium Smoker, the, 65.
Oregon, Discovery of by Drake and Van-

couver, 522.
Outlines of Mysteries, by Alfred Crow.

quill, 529.
Outpourings, by D. Canter, 505.

Harrowgate, by H. Curling, 445.
H. B. K's. Close of the Old Year 1844,

2),
Hearts, the, of Old, by William Jones,

304.
Hensburgh, the Siege of, by John Ryan,

337.
Hope on, by William Jones, 276.
Horæ Academicæ, by Littlego, 316.
How to serve out Cupid, a lay and a le-

gend for All Fools' Day, by the Irish

Whiskey Drinker, 338.
Hutton's, Catherine, Memoir of the cele-

brated Dwarf, Joseph Boruwlaski, 240.

P.

Peake's, R. B., Post-bag, 59. 138 ; An-

ecdotical Gatherings, 225.
Perditus's Crockford and Crockford's,

142. 251.
Plaint, the, of Sappho, by C. H. L., 58.
Plum-Pudding, the, 553.
Polkaphobia, tbe :-A little News of Mr.

Ledbury connected with the Polka,
305.

1.

Invocation to Erinna, by C. H. L., 239.

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They say Thou art not beautiful, 615.
Think you such Things are? by Janet W.

Wilkinson, 504.
'Tis long since we have met, Old Friend,

by William Jones, 167.
Tobacco, by William Jones, 482.

W.

W. B. F's. Sick Man's Request, 33.
W. B's. Queen Pomarè, an Imaginary

Poem, 42.
Westphalia, early Years of a Veteran of

the Army of, 483.
Wet Blanket, the, by Paul Prendergast,

395.
Whiskey Drinker's, the Irish, Boys of

Kilkenny, 34 ; Ballyragget, 229;llow
to serve out Cupid, 338; Garland of

May Flowers, 616.
Whitehead's, Charles, Confessions of De

Loude Chiselham, 70 ; Mr. Yellowly's

Doings, 490.
Wilkinson's, Janet W., Think you such

Things are? 504.
Writ, a, of Error, by George Raymond

461.

Y.

Yellowly's, Mr., Doings, by Charles

Whitehead, 490.

Sappho and Phaon, by C. H. L., 129.
Scattergood Family, the Fortunes of the,

by Albert Smith ; an unexpected party
visits Mr. Rosset's arena, 89; the last
appearance of Mr. Fogg—the return
home, 201 ; the latest intelligence of

everybody-conclusion, 204.
Scorn not the Poor Man's Love, by Wil-

liam Jones, 564.
Sick Man's, the, Request, by W. B. F.,

33.
Singleton's, Jeremiah, Discourse of Ma.

trimony, 285.
Sketches of Legendary Cities, No. III.,

Bath, by Louisa Stuart Costello, 168 ;
No. IV., Monmouth, 265 ; Ross, Tin.
tern Abbey, Chepstow, 349; Hereford,

605.
Sketches of Spanish Warfare, 134.
Sleep on! Sleep on! by William Jones,

181.
Smith's, Albert, Fortunes of the Scatter-

good Family, 89, 201; Marchioness of
Brinvilliers, the Poisoner of the Seven-
teenth Century ; a romance of Old Pa-

ris, 1. 105. 209. 317. 425.533.
Smith, the Rev. Sydney, 379.
Sombreuil, the Death of, by William

Jones, 423.

END OF THE SEVENTEENTH VOLUME.

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