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THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SHOW.

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i CHARLES JAMES LEYER

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CHARLES JAMES LEYER Jilachirood, the ntagazine to w1.ich Charles Lever, AI Cornelius O'Dowd," has for so many years contributed pungent, and delightfaf essays, gives this month an- obituary of the deceased author, fwm v. bich the following is a short extract,:—Y^e have lost Clmrles Lever one of those birll-ant and cheering lijhN. extinction of which may be said to edi"e tl:0 gaiety of lJ,ations." His death at last seems to have been painlewf and peaceful, and had apparently OCCUlTM in sleep, with- out a struggle. His lett.rs latterly bore constant allusion to the broken state of his health, and expressed his con- viction that the end was very near at hand; but the very letters whicn conveye i these melancholy but resigned forebodings were, at the same time, so full of life and fun that his correspondents conld not and hardly can now realise the fact that his bright spirit was so soon to bo quenched. III conver8atioll his cheerfulness wa3 all along unimpaired', and those who saw him at the close in Trieste, sitting with his daughters and one -or two friends in his house, or more frequently in his garden, bright. cl..ar, and pleasant as ever. though labouring under the painful struggling breathlessness.of that malady which Wa so soon to prove fatal, will always bear with them a solemn but not all sa l recollection ol last days of Charles Lever. Painful liS the end must eyer he of those we love. his was such as all of us could wish to see, and none could fail to sympathise with,'for the stout fresji- heartcJ old man of genius, whose tales had gladdened so many of us in our youth, and stimulated all who red to bold and Lonourllble action. It is <DOW nearly forty years ago since he begun to issue that n!1iar].blc series of joyous and genial fictions which have filled so many young hearts with so n:¡tc1 innocent mirth, and which have' flowed forth ever since in a continuous ?tr8nm with&ufc in- termission, and without sensible abatement in their vigour an,1 vivacity. The" Doill Fmily" pres,Dts tIle bast picture that we know of foreign life; and the versatility and variety exhibited in the letters of the ùiJeront clwmcters will bear comparison witi the same fture8 which have always been HO much admired in Smollett's be3t lloyd. The which first appereù in the pages of this magazine, are strikingly characteristic of the man and the author. The mixture of wit and wisilom, of good-humour and sarcasm, of Irish wit and English sense, 1 and of knowledge of the world, with that freshness of heart which so seldom survives th3 attainment of worldly wisdom, is very remarkable, and perhaps unrivalled. The. writer makes game of every folly, and unmasks every im- posture and few works will afford more practical instruc- tion in life and evcryJay conduct, or more assistance in avoiding absurdities, and attaining the golden mean of moderation in sentiment and opinion, than this most readable and entertaining miscellany. In private life, Lever's character was eminently amiable and exemp- lary. His domestic relations were of the W:lnl.leSl and cloicst kind, and animated by the strongest mutual aixection. "Y\ ith all his wit and power of satire, he never made an enemy he never said an ill-natured thing; and he secured the friendship of all who knew him, whose friendship wns worth obtaining. He had not the disposition w1Î;;h fits a man for making money but he had that cheerful turn of mind which, as David Hume says, it is more happy to possess than to be born to an estate of £10,00D a year. His official position in Italy gave him opportunities of shewing kindness and hospitality, of which he amply availed himself. His death was such as he had wished it to be—happening while he was still in full possession of his faculties, and without v being subjected to any lengthened suffering, or becoming a weariness to himself, and to the dear ones around him. He has died universally regretted; and his family will meet from all hearts the warmest sympathy and the kindest good wishes for their welfare We should do injustice to our feelings if we did not, in this brief expression of the loss we have sustained, allude to the close friendship which has for years subsisted between Mr. Lever and our- selves, and to the warm cordiality and unbroken harmony vhich have attended our intercourse throughout.

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