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God than the fruits of any other tree?
THE HOOD MEMORIAL. In them is shown the almighty power, wisdom, and art of God, who has made W E give a representation of a testithem out of nothing."
W monial, raised by public subscription, The crossbow with which the eldest boy to the memory of Thomas Hood, in Kenshoots at the apples of the Christmas-tree sal-green Cemetery, England, after a lapse reminds us of a letter which Luther wrote of nine years from the distinguished poet's in 1530, from Coburg, to his son, then death. four years old ; and in which he told him The Memorial is an appropriate and of “the gay beautiful garden; the many tasteful composition by Noble. It consists children ; the apples and pears; the fine of a large bronze bust of the poet, elevated little horses with golden bridles and silver on a pedestal of polished red granite ; the saddles; the fifes, cymbals, and grand whole twelve feet high. In front of the silver crossbows."
| bust (which is pronounced an excellent Melancthon is occupied with the little likeness, and has been modeled from aubowman, while "Aunt Lena" looks at athentic portraits) are placed three wreaths book with the younger boy; and the eldest (in bronze), formed of the laurel, the myrgirl, Magdalen, rejoices in a doll represent- tle, and the immortelle. On a slab beneath ing the angel of the Christmas festival - the bust appears Hood's simple self-inas if she had felt a presentiment of soonscribed epitaph :- . becoming an angel herself. This hint of the artist prepares us for the solemn na
“ He sang the Song of the Shirt.'” ture of the next picture.
Upon the projecting front of the pedestal Luther's finest traits are those known is carved this inscription : in his domestic life. He valued woman and home. “Had I been seized with a "In Memory of Thomas Hood. fatal illness, I should have wished to sum
Born 23d May, 1798; died, 3d May, 1845,
Erected by Public Subscription, mon some pious maid to my death-bed,
A. D. 1854.” and wed her, presenting her with two silver goblets as a wedding-gift and mor- Beneath, at the base of the pedestal, a row's present, (morgengabe,) in order to lyre and comic mask (of bronze) are flung show how I honored marriage. . .. | together-suggesting the mingled pathos No one will ever have to repent rising early and humor in every page of Hood's writand marrying young. . . . It is no ings. more possible to do without a wife than
The most attractive portions of the without eating and drinking. Conceived, Memorial, and those in which the sculpnourished, borne within the body of tor's ability has been most fully developed, woman, our flesh is mainly hers, and it is are the medallions inserted in the sides of imr possible for us ever to separate wholly the pedestal. These are oval in form, and from her. ... Had I wished to illustrate Hood's fine poems, " The Bridge make love, I should have taken thirteen of Sighs” and “ The Dream of Eugene years ago to Ave Schonfelden, who is now Aram.” In the first-named composition, the wife of Doctor Basilius, the Prussian the poor victim of deluded hope and love physician. At that time I did not love my is seen just raised from the watery grave, Catherine, whom I suspected of being into which she had rushed headlong to proud and haughty; but it was God's will ; escape from the pangs of cureless remorse it was his will that I should take pity on and shame, and the consequent “ burning her; and I have cause, God be praised, to insanity" which had rendered life insupbe satisfied.”
portable :“ The greatest grace God can bestow is
“Mad from life's history, to have a good and pious husband, with
Glad to death's mystery whom you may live in peace, to whom
Swift to be huri'dyou can trust everything, even your body
Anywhere, anywhere, and your life, and by whom you have little
Out of the world! children. Catherine, thou hast a good
“ Take her up tenderlyand pious husband, who loves thee;
Lift her with care ; thou art an emperess. Thanks be to
Fashion'd so slenderly, God!" :
Young and so fair!"
The unfortunate and beautiful girl is released from school, playing in the disrepresented as being indeed taken up "ten- tance. derly" by two compassionate men, while "Like sportive deer they coursed about, a youth stands wondering by, and struck And shouted as they ran, with emotion at the wreck of so much Turning to mirth all things of earth, loveliness.
As only boyhood can;
But the usher sat remote from all, In the second medallion there is a ter
A melancholy man!" rible moral conveyed : the observer is
Objections are frequently urged to the made to feel, by the whole character and
erection of monumental tributes to literary bearing of the principal figure, that “woe,
men ; it being asserted that an author's woe, unutterable woe,” is the sure fate of
writings form his best monument. Miss those who spill “ life's sacred stream."
Mitford's donation to the fund was acThe haggard countenance and the shud
companied by the following remark :-" It dering aspect of Eugene Aram powerfully
is not so much for Hood's sake, as for the portray the dread workings of a guilty honor of England, that such a testimony conscience :
is needed ;” and thousands of grateful ad“ The crimson clouds before his eyes, mirers have confirmed that estimable lady's The flames about his brain;
| opinion. The subscription list is an inFor blood has left upon his soul
| teresting one, and proves how Thomas Its everlasting stain.”
| Hood's writings have endeared him to all In striking contrast to the mental agony classes of his readers. depicted in this figure, are the studious The Duke of Devonshire placed his boy lying near, and the happy children, name at the head, with a liberal donation of £25; and " a few poor needlewomen,” re- Marston, Charles Swain, Lady Morgan, membering Hood's eloquent cry on behalf Mrs. S. C. Hall, Miss Martineau, and of that suffering class, were among the Miss Eliza Cook. We also observe in earliest contributors. Among the literary the list the names of Lords Brougham, brethren and sisters of the poet who have John Russell, Carlisle, Ellesmere, St. testified their fraternal admiration of him, Germains, Dudley Stuart, and John Manare Thomas Babington Macaulay, Benja- ners ; Messrs. W. C. Macready, R. Stemin Disraeli, Samuel Rogers, Alfred Ten- phenson, C. E.; T. Creswick, R. A. ; nyson, Charles Mackay, W.M. Thackeray, Rowland Hill; Mrs. Theodore Martin, Douglas Jerrold, Thomas De Quincy, Bar- and Miss Cushman. ry Cornwall, Monckton Milnes, Westland! The amount subscribed was raised chiefly
in small sums; these were forwarded from the fund. Miss Cook having, about a year almost every part of the United Kingdom. and a half since, directed attention, in a Contributions were also received from the spirited poetical composition, to the negUnited States, from Rome, Paris, and lected condition of Hood's grave, a comother remote places.
mittee was at once formed, consisting of It would be unjust to omit stating that gentlemen connected with the Whittington the existence of the Hood Memorial, and Club, and active exertions were comthe success of the movement in which it menced to repair past neglect; Miss Cook originated, is chiefly due to Miss Eliza accepting the office of treasurer, and Mr. Cook, Mr. Murdo Young, and Mr. John Watkins undertaking the duties of honorWatkins, whom the subscribers at a gen-ary secretary, which he has discharged eral public meeting appointed trustees to l with untiring zeal.
A TRIP FROM ST. PETERSBURGH TO CONSTANTINOPLE. JASSI-CHURCH OF THE TUBEE SAINTS-MOLDAVIAN country houses; the latter, it must be acSUPERSTITIONE-BEAUTY OF SCENERY-SEABONS
knowledged, are not of the most elegant RACES-WOMEN-HISTORICAL SKETC-TRAJAN'S BRIDGE-MANNERS.
construction, and in this particular have T SHALL not weary you with the details little harmony with the beauty of nature I of my journey to the capital of Mol
around them. They have evidently been davia, for I would fain forget the achings
built to meet the sheer necessities of their of my bones which will ever make the
occupants, without regard to gracefulness route a memorable one to me; the mere
of outline. In the interior of the city, recital renews them, so sensibly were they
this want of taste and regularity is still impressed upon my memory. Very grate
more striking; the buildings are without fully, however, would I recall my first order or arrangement either in their form view of Jassi, for it was to be a haven of or situation. Some of them have a side rest from my wanderings for a brief sea- to the street, while others present their son. Its elevated situation gives a pleas
kitchens and stables for public inspection, ant impression to the traveler who ap
| and some conceal their deformities behind proaches from the mountain which over- high board fences. The streets are as looks it, beneath which it sits in repose disagreeable as they can be made by the with its feet bathed in the waters of the two scourges with which they are alterBacchlui. Before it rises Mount Bordelu, nately visited: the black liquid pasty mud in the midst of most picturesque scenery ; of winter, becomes in summer a dry and on the other side of the city a lovely stifling dust, which blinds and chokes at landscape stretches out, as much like an | the same time. Broken windows and English park as it is possible to imagine. crumbling walls are seen in every direcThe roads are bordered with vineyards and tion, for nothing is ever repaired; while