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MAY AND I.

THE STRANGE CLAIMANT; OR,…

"I LOVED ONCE."

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LADIES' COLUMN.

USEFUL HINTS.

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GARBICK'S FUNERAL.— Not long did he enjoy his retirement. Within three years afterwards there was a magnificent funeral procession to Westminster Abbey; the line of carriages reached from the Strand to the sacred building; the streets were crowded with spectators the Bishop of Rochester received the comn, the Duke of Devonshire, the Earls Camden, Ossory, Spencer, and Lord Palmerston were pall-bearers; Burke, Fox, and other celebrities stood beside the grave that was ready to receive the mortal remains of the great actor. {His brother George survived him but a few days. He had always been David's factotum, and his first inquiry on entering the theatre at night was, Has David wanted me ? Someone was remarking upon the singularity of his dying so soon after his brother." Oh," answered B stnnister, who was by," David wanted him." Of the respect in which Garrick was held a proof was given not long before his death. One night he was the sole occupant of the gallery of the House of Commons during a fierce discussion between two members, one of whom moved that he should be ordered td withdraw. Burke sprang up indignant ly and opposed the motion to expel the man who, he said, had taught them all they knew Fox and Townshend fol- lowed in the same strain, calling him their preceptor.— Temple Bar. THE ORIGIN OF "LYNCH LAW."—Lynchburg Old Lynchburg," the inhabitants love to call it- veneration for what is ancient being a. distinguishing feature of the more cultivated classes in the United States as elsewhere-lies among the mountains on the southern bank of James River, in the centre of the Piedmont District, and not far from the bar of the Blue Ridge (Virginia). It was once one of the wealthiest towns of America. Fortunes have: been amassed here in tobacco, and as it is now becoming a railway centre, it is likely that in time it will rise from being a "little city" of 12,000 people to become once more a great wealth-pro- ducing hive of industry. In that world which lives among dictionaries it is famous as having given a new. word to the English language. Colonel Lynch, the Irish emigrant, whose name has been applied to the town, was a noted soldier in the Revolutionary War. This hot-headed Hibernian, when be caught a "Tory," punished the individual whose chief crime was that he did not think as Colonel Lynch thought, and did as he did, after such a summary fashion, that in time speedy justice" of a somewhat equivocal type be- came known all the world over as Lynch Law. The Countries of the World, by Dr. Robert Brown.

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