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KING'S COLLEGE-CIVIL ENGINEERING.

THE CHURCH.

---CHIT CHA T.

WHO WOULD BE AN EDITOR?

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WHO WOULD BE AN EDITOR? Can anything, dead or alive, more pitiably unhappy be conceived than a jaded scribbler for the public press—sitting down to his task at the last moment, with an aching head and an empty stomach-or vice versa, which is exactly the, same in effect? Imagine the forlorn drudge's sensation, as he doggedly lifts the quill-stump and moves it instinctively towards the fountain of good and evil, the ink-pot, surcharged with both the gall of bitterness and the honey of adu- lation. He is destitute of a topic-his over-wrought brain has exhausted its stock of images, and he can fancy nothing but the ghost of an idea, already hack- neyed through all the changes of the alphabet-no subject that has not been hacknied to death by the hungry scissors of borrowers and imitators. Yet must lie not continue to feed the iron jaws of the press! There is no release from the undertaking. lie is in for it; and, sterile and fertile, feasting or starving, his imagination must be wrung daily, yea hourly, for the wherewithal to meet the merciless de- mand of this demon at his elbow. Other men may eat, drink, and sleep; may live, move, and have a being like decent creatures the merchant may relax in time of sickness, or retire at seasons of enjoyment; the mechanic may forego a job when he breaks a limb, or chooses to go a fishing the farmer may work or let it alone and the mariner has frequent intermissions amidst the toils and the storms of his career, and the world wags on without confusion nevertheless they only comparatively feel the consequences. Not so with the slave of types. For him there is no holiday. No repose, no retreat, await his tried powers. When he sulks, the world comes to an end, and chaos riots Nor is it merely indispensible that he should labour at brief and stated intervals-the most irksome sort of employment from it's very constancy and regularity, and unceasing recurrence; he must 414so put forth his efforts at something new. The reading public has become a spoiled child, with a depraved appetite, perpetually hankering atter novelties, monstrosities, and impossibilities. In the fabrication of these cru- dities for quidnuncs a renewel of intellect one a year, at least, should beprovided for. There is an end even to the spider's most attenuated thread;" and what maker of long yarns can be required in reason, not only to spin out, like a spider, the substance of his body, but that of his brain also ? Truly this is a cruel world; and the man that meddles with paragraphs is a-miserable-pieceB of carn eoua machinery.-Buck- ingham*

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