The Harvest—The corn harvest, that great era in the course of agriculture, through the various seasons of the year, is now, it may be fairly said, completed in the whole of the southern and western districts: while in the north, at least three-fourths of the wheat and barley, together with large quantities of oats, beans, and peas, have been safely housed in excellent condition; while it affords us infinite gratification in stating that the harvest is generally expected, with the aid of a fine temperature, to be concluded nearly, or quite, three weeks or a month earlier then was that of last season. Ploughing and threshing have- been carried on to a great extent. With respect to the former, the land has worked remarkably well while the latter has, in most instances, fully realized the expectations of the growers. Still h iv.v, er, many doubts arising from the fact of most of the sam- ples of new wheat which have appeared on sale in the various markets, being somewhat out of condition, ap- pear to be entertained whether the produce will turn out so fine as has been represented. But it should be borne in mind, that the first samples ought never to be relied, upon as furnishing anything like a fair criterion of the crop, therefore a few weeks must be suffered to elapse before the real quality of the grower can be ascertained. Besides, it is well known that when a farmer discovers that any portion of his crops have been gathered prematurely, his first object is to send such produce to market and dispose of it, even at a sacrifice. But we here distinctly assert that there has not been a season within the memory of the oldest man living, in which such excellent opportuni- ties have been afforded the agriculturists for securing their grain in such good condition as the present; hence we are of opinion that no just grounds exist for sup- posing that there is much damaged wheat in the country. (Salopian Journal.)
LOSS OF THE AMERICAN BRIG FLORENCE, AND FIFTY LIVES. The American Brig Florence, Captain Rose, from Rotterdam for New York, having on board seventy- nine passengers, was totally lost near Cape Race, on the morning of Sunday August 9th, having run on shore during a thick fog, and, we lament to say, that no less than 50 persons (the second mate and 49 pas- sengers) were unfortunately drowned in attempting to reach the shore. The surviving crew and passen- gers did not save an article from the wreck, and in endeavouring to reach a settlement, they encountered many difficulties, and endured great privations- having wandered in the woods until the following Thursday—upwards of four days, during which time they had nothing to subsist on but wild berries, when they reached Renewes, from which place they arrived here on Saturday. The passengers were all German emigrants, and are represented to have been mostly in comfortable circumstances. A meeting of the in- habitants was held yesterday at the Commercial Room to provide for the relief of the sufferers, and
31 atesest t r The news arrived from France to-day announces further hostile proceedings against Mehemet Ali. A Government steamer which arrived at Toulon on the 12th snstant, brought the following intelligence from the Levaiit:- The blockade of Alexandria, commenced on the 1st inst., and a few Egyptian vessels had already been sequestered by the British squadron. The fleet of the Viceroy was drawn up in order of battle in the roads of Alexandria. Advices from Malta of the 4th instant state, that nobody believed at Constantinople war was imminent. It was reported in that capital that Khosrew Pacha had been strangled. On the 26th Admiral Hugon arrived at Vourla and took the command of the French squadron. Two British ships-of-the-line were then stationed at the entrance of the Dardenelles, waiting to escort a small turkish squadron, carrying 4,000 soldiers, and proceeding to Cyprus. That squadron left Constan- tinople on the 28th," The Paris papers of Sunday continue their very ungrounded tirades about war. The Constutionnel, the avowed organ of M. THIERS, who is responsible for its statements, has, as Monday's Galigncmi says, another of those mysterious articles, the meaning of which has such different interpretations from their readers, but the prevailing colour of which is gene- rally war." It talks of the noble exertions of the Cabinet to uphold nobly the honour and interests of France written in all its acts, *in the levies of men, in the pre- parations of every kind, and in the ordonnances of extraordinary credits by which it is so courageously engages its responsibility. Now what is all this pre- tended fuss and pretended alarm about ? There may arise, says M. THIERS through his Journal, a conse- quence from the execution of the treaty the most threatning to France, and this dreaded consequence is the partition of Turkey. To suppose that England would be a party to any such plan is to betray the most complete ignorance of the whole course of her policy, and is directly opposed to the object of the treaty, which M. THIERS and his Journalist know. We have no hesitation whatever in accusing the French Minister, through his Journal, of keeping up the warlike excitement of the French for some sinister purpose. Let us at the same time tell him that he is thereby making himself responsible to all the peace- able inhabitants of Europe, and if he become odious to them, who now constitute the great interest of the world, by detected foolery, he will soon be driven back to his original obscurity. We regret to see the Journal des Debats joining in the absurd cry, and endeavouring to excite a feel- ing against England on account of the events in Spain. At present the French party and French interests are not in favour in Spain, and the Debats, instead of attributing that to the conduct of the pre- sent Ambassador, in advising and acting against public opinion in Spain, refers it all to the Duke of VITTORIA, surrounded by English officers. Must we, on the same principle attribute the conduct of MEHEMKT ALI, or his attempts to encroach on the SULTAN, to the French officers who surround him ? We will not imitate the bad example of the Debats, because we are desirous of cultivating peace between the French and English. We are sure that it will not be broken, notwithstanding the efforts of those statesmen and journalists who act and write more from Buonapartist recollections than a due appreciation of the present peaceful habits of both nations. We see few matters worth extracting from the French papers, but the following is a summary of their most important contents From Algiers, of the-6th, we learn that a number of arrests took place there during the night of the 4th, including that of a police agent, for having supplied the enemy with a large, quantity of gunpowder and flints. At Am Turko, in the province of Constantine, Capt. Marion the commander of the garrison percei- ving two of his men at a distance assailed by a number of Kabyles, sallied out at the head of his squadron, but was enveloped by a multitude of Arabs, through whom he was obliged to open a passage, leaving 37 of his men on the field, Rear-Admiral Lalande passed through Lyons on his way to Toulon, to take the command of the squadron of reserve. The Courrier du Bhas Rhiu states that General Buchet, commanding the fifth military division, has received orders to place all the fortresses under his command on the war establishment. Verdun, Montmedy, Longivy, and Thionville are being strongly fortified. Colonel Vaudray, who was implicated in the Bona- partist conspiracy, constituted himself a prisoner on Saturday. After undergoing an interrogatory he was allowed to remain at liberty on parole. The report of the Committee of the Court of Peers was to be ready yesterday. It would recommend that 13 only of the persons in custody be brought to trial.
stance is not known; but he appears to have treated him with an indulgence \1'hiph hi- own regard for the enamoured tutor could alone explain. lie is recorded, however, to have been somewhat severe in the treatment of his daughter, whom lie forthwith conveyed to a convent in the island of Anglesea. Thither she was followed by her devoted swain, who, in the hnmble eapapity of a servant in a neighbouring monastery, consoled him-elf during bis boors ofdisappointed love by of- fei-ing to his mi-t ess the tributes of his mi se, all he had then to bestow and several poems of considerable beauty are still extant, which he may be supposed to have written during this period. THE BARD SENDS A LOV] MESSENGER TO LURE THE NUN* TO THE GROVE. True messenger of love—away! And from the Marches bring in May. Thou truant! thou wert not at hand When most the bard in need did stand Of thy tame Oh seek, once more, The place thou visitedst of yore. Thou of fair form and flight sublime, Visit the damsels white, as lime If, in the churchyard thon shouldst meet The of the maiden, greet CTliou poet's treasure, fair and fleet 1) He r ears i,iti) I psalms' of all the ills With which that maid my bosom fiBs I Blessed nuns, fair saints from every land, In their bright cells my suit withstand: Those sacred snow-hued virgins, white As gossamer on mountain height Those maids, like swallows to behold Those holy damsels of the choir, Sisters): to Morvyth, bright as gold! Oh, visit her, at 10" desire, And if thy efforts vain should be, To lure her from the priory, And thon thesnow-complexioned maid With songs of praise can'st not persuade Her lover in the grove to meet, Then parry her upon thy feet- Delude the nun who, in yon shrine, Rings§ the small bell-the abbess cheat !— Before the summer moon shall shine, With pure white ray. the black robed nun To the green woodland must be won At length, apparently weary of his fruitless fidelity, he re- turned to the hospitable mansion of his patron and the wel- come manner in which he seems to have been again received, proves that bis affcction for the daughter had not produced any serious displeasure on the part of the fa her, however, from motives of prudence, the latter might have thought it advisable to discountenance the attachment. The young poet seems also t this period to have been reconciled to his pa- rents, between whose house and Maesaleg his time was divi- ded. During his second residence with Ivor, Davyth ap Gwilym must in all probability have devote 1 much attention to the cultivation of his favourite pursuit, since we find him, about this period, elected to fill the post of chief bard of Gla- morgan. His poetical reputation made him also a welcome, and, in some respects, a necessary gnest at the festivals which, in those long-departed days of social cheer and princely hos- pitality, were common in the houses of the higher orders in Wales. The mansions of Ivoi- liael rind Llywelyn ab Gwi- lym were the frequent scenes of these festive assemblies' at at which particular respect was s1 own to the sons of the awen** and here it was that Davyth ap Gwilym seems to have had the fir-t opportunity of signalizing himself amongst his bardic compeers, in those poetical contests, formerly so frequent in Wales, and which are not even now wholly dis- continued. It iv as at Emlyn, the sent of his uncle Llywelyn, that, on one of these occ sions, the deep rooted enmity which existed between him and a brother bard, named Rhy- Meigan, had its origin, and bee me the fertile source of the most satirical and even virulent strains on both sides- The laurel in this war of words' was, however finally adjudged to the subject of this memoir, whose antagonist is even re ported to have fallen dead on the spot, a victim to the unen- durnable poignancy of our poet's satire. Strange and in. credible as this incident may appear, it is, in a great measure, confirmed by oue of Davyth ap Gwilym's effusions, in which he alludes with some minuteness, to the extraordinary oc- currcncejf. It seems most probable that she had not actually become a nun, but merely an inmate in the nunnerv. t Probably the abbess is meant. t This lady the object of the poet's love and songs, will be mentioned hereafter. Anglesea washer native countv, and it is perhaps for that reason thnt he calls the nuns her sisters. § Clochyddes,' an office in the Roman Catholic service Poetical inspir tion. H 'Davyth ap Gwilym's Poems,' No. 125, at the conclu- f ydd Grug1S° the P°em immediately P^ceding it, by Gruf- f