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ltarÚtírø. "You didn't go to Cork to-day, Paddy 1" Och, no," said Paddy I heard a gentleman say there would be an eclipse on the moon here to-night, and I stayed to see it." A yoting man stepped into a book-store, and said he wanted to get A Young Jlan's Companion. "Well, sir," said the bookseller, c. here's my daughter." After a long deliberation the full bench of the Supreme Court have decided the fact that an old man, a widower, wishing to marry a young wife, is not of itself evidence of insanity.- New York Herald. WE HAVE SO SLCH FUN NOW-A-DAYS—JUNE 1776,-The Duchess of Chaters lately beat the Duke, her husband, in a foot-race of 500 yards, on their own terrace, for 200 guineas, p.p. N.B.—The Duchess was allowed to tie her coats above the knees of her drawers LORD'S ELLENBOKOUGH AND KENYON.—The forbearance shown by Lord Ellenborough to the repeated insults of Lord Kenyon, was always a matter of great surprise to the bar, as he was wanting neither in finnness nor in spirit; and as, at the same time, he held a high office, that made them more pointed, and more keenly felt. But it was found that he sub. dued his resentment from a proud feeling for the dignity of the Court, which he thought would be lowered in the eyes of the people by a personal altercation taking place between a judge on the bench and a member of the bar, But that he was not insensible of them may be collected from the following anecdote. He was opposed to Erskine in a case before the Court, in which the latter deeply interested himself, and spoke with considerable 1 warmth, in language not whol1y free from personal allusion. Erskine was always favourably heard by Lord Kenyon, and on this occasion even with partiality. By two happy lines from Virgil, he showed how little he dreaded the power of his adver- sary, and how much the hostility of the judge. Turning to Erskine, he broke out in his usual manly tone— Non me tua fervida terrent Dicta, ferox Dii me terrent et Jupiter hostis." He paused at the ferox, with his eyes fixed on Lord Kenyon, and his right hand stretched towards the Bench. He pronounced with the strongest emphasis, Dii, me terrent et Jupiter hostis. ROMANCE OF REAL LIFE.—There is quite a little romance connected with a building in Genoa. It was formerly erected and owned by a wealthy man, who was in the habit of visiting a beautiful peasant girl in the neighbourhood. Pleased with his attention, she cast off, as ladies are very apt to do, the rustic lover she had before encouraged. But although her new admirer was frequent and steady in his visits, he never mentioned the subject of matrimony. Things went on this way for three years, till one night the gentleman was startled, as he was about leaving the house, by the abrupt entrance of the two brothers of the innamarata, demanding that he should immediately marry their sister. They told him that he had visited her for three years, thus keeping away other suitors, and destroying all hopes of their sister's marriage except with him; three years were quite long enough for him to make up his mind in, and as he had not done it, they had concluded to do it for him, .This was bringing things to a focus he had not anticipated. For a man of wealth and station to marry a poor peasant girl, merely because he condescended to be smitten by her beauty, was something more than a joke yet he saw at a glance that there was more meant by those brothers' speech than met the ear—in short, that his choice was to be a marriage or stiletto through his heart, This was reducing things to the simplest terms; rather too simple for the wealthy admirer. The trembling, weeping girl, the boltf reckless brothers, and the embarrassed gentleman, must have formed a capital group in a peasant's cottage. At length Signor —— attempted to com- promise the matter by saying that then was not the time, nor there the place, to celebrate such a ceremony besides, there was no priest, and the proper way would be to talk over the tlUbject together in the morning. One of the brothers leaned back, and rapped slightly on a side door; it opened, and a priest, with his noiseless cat-like tread, entered the circle. •' Here is a priest," said the brothers. There was a short interval of silence, when Signor made a slight movement towards the door. Two daggers instantly gleamed before him. He saw it was all over with him-that the three years of courtship were about to amount to something after aU-and so yielded with as good grace as possible, and the nuptials were }Jerwrmed, Like a man of sense, he immediately placed his wife in a convent to be educated, while he, in the meantime, bought a title. Years passed by, and the ignorant peasant girl emerged into the fashionable world an accomplished woman. She is now a widow, and is called the beautiful Countess of —Headleys's Letters/rom Italy,



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