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matter the Indians take in a week at the other animals as an object of chase, 1 He had observed them often, for a short same time; but it is certain that they at. determined to approach as near to it as time, in the possession of the Arabs, tribute the sensation of satiety which they the very swift Arab I was on would who told him the creature was perfeel, to the clay, and not to the wretched aliments which they take with it occa

carry me. But the single instant of fectly untameable. A few days after sionally. No physiological phenomenon checking my horse to consider, had this discussion, we saw another of these being entirely insulated, it may be inter- given our game such a head of us, that, animals, aod, pursuing it determinateesting to examine several analogous phe- notwithstanding all our speed, wely, had the good fortune, after a hard .nomena which I have been able to col- could not recover our ground on him. chase, to kill it and bring it to our lect.

I, however, happened to be consider- quarters. From it I completed my I observed every where within the ably before my companions, when, at a sketch. The Honourable Mounttorrid zone, in a great number of indivi- certain distance, the animal in its turn stuart Elphinstone, in his most ad. duals, children, women, and sometimes made a pause, and allowed me to ap- mirable account of the kingdom of even full-grown men, an inordinate and almost irresistible desire of swallowing proach withio pistol-shot of him. He Cabul, inentions this highly picearth; not an alkaline or calcareous then darted off again with the quick- turesque creature, under the name earth, to neutralize, as it is vulgarly ness of thought; capering, kicking, of Goorkhur; describing it as an inhasaid,) acid juices, but a fat clay, unctu- and sporting in his flight, as if he were bitant of the desert between India and

ous and exhaling a strong smell. It is not blown in the least, and the chase Afghanistan, or Caubul. . It is called often found necessary to tie the childrens' were his pastime.

gour by the Persians, and is usually hands, or to confine them, to prevent He appeared to me about ten or seen in herds, though often single, their eating earth, when the rain ceases to fall. At the village of Banco, on the twelve hands high; the skin smooth, straying away, as the one I first saw, bank of the river Magdalena, I saw

like a deer's, and of a reddish colour; in the wantonness of liberty. By the the Indian women who make pottery, the belly and hinder parts partaking of national passion for hunting so wild an continually swallowing great pieces of silvery grey; his neck was finer than object, Persia lost one of its most estimclay.

that of a common ass, being longer, able monarchs, Bahram, surnamed From various experiments that and bending like a stag's, and his legs Gour, from his fondness for the sport, have been made by M. Humboldt, beautifully slender; the head and ears and general success in the pursuit of as well as other physiologists, it is seemed large in proportion to the grace- an animal almost as fleet as the wind. found that there are some species of fulness of these forms, and by them The scene of this chase was a tine open earths which may be taken in con- first recognized that the object of my vale, near to Shiraz, but which had the siderable quantities without injury to chase was of the ass tribe. The mane inconvenience of being intersected by a the health; and that although the was short and black, as was also a tuft variety of springs, forming themselves Otomacs in America, and the inhabi- which terminated his tail. No live into exceedingly deep ponds, caverned tants of New Caledonia, eat earth from whatever ran along his back or crossed at the bottom, by nature, to an extent want and to appease hunger, there are his shoulders, as are seen on the tame under ground not to be traced. While tribes in other countries that eat it from species with us. When iny followers the King was in the heat of pursuit, choice.

of the country came up, they regretted his horse came suddenly to the brink of M. Humboldt is an author so de- I had not shot the creature when he one of these pieces of water, and, tumservedly popular, and his works are so was so within my aim, telling me his bling headlong, both horse and rider highly interesting, that to recommend Alesh is one of the greatest delicacies disappeared. The pond was immediit is only necessary to quote thein. in Persia ; but it would not have been ately explored to the ntnost of their This we have already done, and we to eat him that I should have been glad ability in those days, but the body of now take our leave.

to have had him in my possession. the King could not be found. Heure

The prodigious swiftness and peculiar it is supposed that it must have been THE WILD ASS*.

manner with which he fled across the driven by the stream into one of the

plain, coincided exactly with the de- subterraneous channels, and there The sun was just rising over the scription that Xenophon gives of the found a watery grare. This event summits of the eastern mountains, same animal in Arabia, (vide Anabasis, happened fourteen hundred years ago, when my greyhound, Cooley, suddenly b. 1.) But, above all, it reminded and it yet forms an interesting tale in darted off in pursuit of an animal, me of the striking portrait drawn by the meinories of the natives about, to which my Persians said, from the the author of the book of Job. I shall relate to the traveller passing that way. glimpse they had of it, was an ante- venture to repeat it, since the words lope. I instantly put spurs to my will give life and action to the sketch - horse, and, followed by Sedak Beg and that is to accompany these pages.

Original Communications. Mehmander, followed the chase. After · Who hath loosed the bonds of the an unrelaxed gallop of full three miles, wild ass? whose house I have made the

CRITIQUE ON we came up with the dog, who was then wilderness, and the barren land his SIR WALTER SCOTT'S REMARKS within a short stretch of the creature dwellings ! He scorneth the multitude ON NOVELISTS AND DRAMATISTS. be pursued ; and, to my surprise, and of the city, neither regar leth he the (FOR THE LITERARY CHRONICLE.) at first vexation, I saw it to be an ass. crying of the driver. The range of (Concluded from p. 616.) But, on a moment's reflection, judg- the mountain is bis pasture.'

I have now laid before the reader the ing from its fleetcess it inust be a wild I was informed by the Mehmander, whole of this critic's reasoning, and, as one, a species little known in Europe, who had been in the desert when mak- I think, sufficiently proved its fallacy but which the Persians prize above all ing a pilgrimage to the shrine of Ali, and inconclusiveness. I am, indeed, From Sir Robert Ker Porter's Travels in that the wild ass of Irak Arabi differs astonished that the learned editor hin

in nothing froin the one I had just seen. I self did not feel he was treading on

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false ground, for if he had ever paid lor might cut out a play from a novel, ous purpose of detecting the errors of due attention to his own words, he yet we find him concluding from all a man so much my superior in mental would have perceived them constantly this, that a novelist is no dramatist ! qualifications, but to show the dangerbetraying uncertainty and contradic- Is it not a natural question, why the ous tendency of the present rage for tion. One of his sentences runs thus: novelist himself might not lop off the voluble eloquence: this makes a man It must, therefore, frequently happen redundancies and select the characters, of sense and abilities, involve and bethat the author best qualified for a as well as the tailor, and so give us a wilder himself in most palpable contraprovince in which all depends on the good play? anless, perbaps, the editor dictions; this makes a coxcomb, whose communication of his own ideas and may set about proving, in the face of sagacity ends where reason begins, viz. feelings to the reader, without any in- our milliners, that a writer of novels at the extremity of animal instinct, tervening medium, may fall short.' cannot handle a pair of scissars. provided he can fill his own mouth and Now, does not the evideot incongruity But the solution of this latter phe our ears with grammatical breath and of the words must and may, show that nomenon, that an able critic and author sorrows, pass for a man of genius and the writer had no clear notions of what should fall into such contradictions wisdom amongst us, when his proper "he was endeavouring to prove? if the and absurdities, which is to the full office should be, making wooden cucpremises from whence he drew this tre- as wonderful as the former, is that he koos or whistle trumpets, for children mnulous conclusion, had any thing of treated his subject as he would his and idiots. energy and fixedness in them, instead mistress, as a trifle to play elegant

With this warning before our eyes, of allowing it to vacillate between cer- tricks upon, to mumble sweet phrases let us now turn to the investigation of tainty and possibility, he would have over, and to keep him in poetical wind. the question itself. It is much easier boldly said, shall or will, and not may; It is impossible, but that if he had tak- to overturn' a theory, than to establish but they had no such force, and, there in the pains to look through the tinsel one permanently, and therefore, though fore, he found himself obliged to put and drapery of his language, at the in- I am pretty certain the above solution us off with this lame account of the ward substance of his arguments, he of the proposed phenomenon is not the matter, that a novelist may not be a would have seen their weakness and true one, I am by no means as sure, that good dramatist, which nobody disput-instability. This, however, would be that I am about offering, may not meet ed. Again, he says, speaking of an too much to expect in this age of similar treatment from some.abler inacting drama written in the manner of wordy literature, where the ghost of an quisitor, which, however, I by no means a novel, there is an immediate failure, argument is scarcely to be detected deprecate, but on the contrary request, though it may be the failure of a man amidst the clouds and confusion of as I had much rather be convicted of of genius.' Would not one bave magnificent sesquipedals, headlong me

an error than remain in it. I shall also thought this was sufficient to have taphors, and images swoln out of all have the satisfaction of knowing, that shown him, he was labouring to prove natural figure.

if I do fail, it is not for want of usiog what was nothing to the purpose for Let me not be accused of an envious all diligence to prevent it; that I at. Fielding's plays are not what can be wish to detract from the gratefulness tempted the question with a serious called honourable failures, which he of good language, because I may be design to solve it, and for 'oo lateut speaks of above; they are utterly bad, deficient in it myself; sound has its purpose, such as carrying off the wits and this is the phenomenon to be ac- sense to please, as well as argument its of my readers on the current of iny vocounted for. Bat, in order to show faculty. Neither do l object to the tuminous fluency, or stupifying them that his whole manner of reasoning introduction of poetical language into with a breathless succession of Heeting tends to prove the very opposite of what subjects, whose objects are professedly imagery. I attempt it for itself, else he wished, though he was not consci- philosophical ;—but this lobject to: the I would not attempt it at all. If my ous of it, let the reader look at the fol- utter disregard of every thing but fine object was only to expose my poetical lowing sentences. After having enu- words; or if we do admit something faculties, I would keep to poetical submerated several qualifications which bordering upon reason into our compo

jects. the novelist and dramatist must possitions, making it mere wire or cat-gut

The primary error in the theory we sess in common, and which appear to to hold the fringe together. What I have just overturned, seems to me to comprehend the sum of those necessary require is merely this : that before he lie in the attributing the cause of the in both their arts, he says," he (i. e. adjusts his ornaments, the argumenta phenomenon to babit. This was the the novelist) must not only tell what tor would make a clean draught of the first principle the editor set ont with, the characters artually said, in which line of his argument, that he may know though by a poetical licence (which I his task is the same as that of the dra- where he is going, and then he may suppose means, a neglect of every matic author.' Hence a good acting paint it in what colour he pleases, so thing like reuson and propriety) he play may be made by selecting a plot as he leaves it visible to his followers ; leaves the connexion between it and and characters from a novel, by con- but it is a contemptible office, a kind the arguments he has brought to prove tracting the events within the space ne- of dressing of the dead, to spend our it, as difficult to be made out as the cessary for representation, and by dis- time in heping a profusion of flowers phenomenon itself. Indeed, he says carding from the dialogue whatever is and beautiful weeds on a' senseless no more about it, but having first redundant. Now, here we have his counterfeit of real energy.

made it the head of his hy pothesis, and own words, that the novelist has all the I have devoted the chief part of this given us a few disjointed members to requisites for a dramatist, that one de. essay to the demonstration of the falsity clap up a body, he has left it to us partment of the former is to do what of a particular theory; but whether to make it a tail. But as the head and jacludes the whole art of the latter, the editor's account of the phenome- tail of an hypothesis are the same thing, viz. ' to tell what the characters actua!- non be true or not, is a secondary con- namely, the hypothesis itself, and as ly said,' and that a well-educated tai. I sideration. I come not for the invidi. I the meinbers are the arguments which

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support it, I suppose if we can knock view of his subject, give us a determi- fore he should write a good play as well the hypothesis on the head, we may nate outline at once. On the contra- as a good novel ; and what is the fact? send the tail, &c, a-begging.' Now, ry, a novelist has what waste of paper Cervantes was a dramatist considerably what is the fact? Fielding wrote his he chooses to travel over, and, there above mediocrity, and I have as little novels after his plays ; so that the ha- fore, we expect a minute account of doubt that the author of the Scotch nobit of writing in the style of a novel, everything; consequently, he works vels is the writer of those excellent dracould have no effect on his plays, wbich by piecemeal, he makes out his charac- matical mottoes he has prefixed to his were written already. Is it pot singu-ters by little and little, and by exhibit chapters, as that Scott is the author of Jar the biographical critic should nevering all the individual traits of his per- the novels ihemselves. have considered this, though he men- sonages, gives us at fast a finished and However this may be, let the author tions it a few lines afterwards ? but, accurate picture of them. If this be of these novels, whoever he is, attempt poetry, all along of poetry ! it is in the case, the man of the first class, a drama, either tragedy or comedy, possible to see a plain matter of fact which contains those of a vast and com- and if he fails, I am content to give through the mist which a poetical fan prehensive mind, will succeed in the up my theory, and, what is more, to cy casts before the inid. But, though drama, and fail in a novel on account embrace that I have just overturned! this alone puts the hypothesis to flight of his deficiency in minute knowledge;

CALAMUS. without farther trouble, the reader may on the other hand, the man of the selike to see a speculative proof of the cond class, which contains those of an CROSS READINGS. same thing. To this end, I will beg accurate and curious disposition, will To the Editor of the Literary Chronicle. leave to introduce, a rule invented by succeed in a novel, and fail in the dra- SIR, -Your readers will recollect Sir Isaac Newton, to my reader's no- ma on account of his deticiency in seiz- the amusing articles under the titles of tice, which, although used heretofore ing general points, and developing in- Cross Readings, Ship News, aud only in purely scientific subjects, stantaneously. Hence we see that the Mistakes of the Press,' and they will may yet be applied bere with great facalties of description and imagina- doubtless be delighted to discover a propriety and effect. It is this : no tion, which otherwise would rnake the new source of amuseineut of this kind: cause of any phenomenon is la be ad- povelist a drainatist, are rendered use it will cost them no trouble, which is mitled, but what is true, aud sufficient less by this deficiency.

always a great drawback on pleasure: to account for the phenomenon. Now, The only difficulty I can see in this they have only to take Levizac's though in the present case, the truth, theory is the folowing: how does it Grammar and read the exercises exacte j.e. the existence, of habit as an effici- agree with the fact that Cervantes and ly as they are printed: as a specimens, ! ent cause to work many wonders, can- Scott, two of our greatest novelists, are will give you one taken at random, not be denied, yet it is wholly insuf yet authors of most comprehensive and • Was not Virgil born at Mantua ? ficient; which is plain from what I stupendous imaginations, especially the it is from that poisoned source that have brought forward above, concern- latter: I answer; we must distinguish have arisen all the cruel wars that have ing the habit of imagining and de- between a novelist and romancer; be- desolated the universe : the fable says, scribing.

sides it. is the querist's assertion, not that as soon as Hercules had eut off the We must look to a more remote mine, that all men of genius are of one heads of the hydra, others sprang up, cause for this phenomenon, than ha- or other class above-mentioned. There while their yoited flocks fed on the bit. And to me it appears to be this. may be men who have both a compre- tevder and flowery grass.' -- Exercises

There are some men of a vast and hensive and an accurate genius, though, on the verb naitre, p. 193, Paris magnificent turn of mind, who cannot perhaps, not of the first degree in Edition,

No Quiz bring themselves to dwell upon any either, and such would write a drama thing minute or particular, On the as well as a novel. A novel then seems THE NEW CHURCH OF ST. other hand, there those of to be distinguished from à romance ip

PANCRAS. an accurate and curious disposition, this, that the former is a narration of To the Editor of the Literary Chronicle. who delight in examining closely the what men might probably say and do Sir,- According to Vitruvius, three several differences and particles of in life, the latter of what would not things ought to be considered in every things, and have no capacity of taking probably happen, and hence the au-, fabric, without which no edifice will in general views Now, according to thor of a romance should have a noble deserve to be commended; and these my notion, a dramatist is of the former imagination and somewhat dramatical, are, utility or convenieuce, duration, class, a novelist of the latter; and this as the language of a romance is above and beauty, not only accounts thus simply for the the common-place strain of a novel. If population increase, and a desire proposed question, but also for abo- But it will be said, which is Cervantes, to be instructed in the established rules ther, viz, why a dramatist would inpst a novelist or a romancer? which is of divine worship prevail, then the ediprobably fail in a novel, which is a Scott This is the very point I want tice which is now erectiog in the New conjecture of mine I leave to be deter- to come to. I answer, both. As Road, will add much to the couvemived by experience. For, a drama far as they relate things proba- nience of its local and social circle. tist is obliged, by the necessity of con- ble they are novelists, As far as Hence, the first thing will be accomtracting his work to the measure of a they relate things vot probable they plished, in part, though convenience is few pages, to develope his characters are romancers, And mark how well not always studied upon a general in the great, to let us into their dispo- this agrees with my theory: this mix- principle, the rich being more usually sitions and designs immediately, COD-ture of novel and romance shows a fornished with crimson, curtains, large sequently, he must choose their pro- genius in the author at once accurate prayer-books, and hassocks while the mipent and decisive characteristics, and comprehensive; therefore he be- poor are only indulged with the hearand by a general and comprehensive longs to both the above classes; there. Ling ear,' the standing posture, and the

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avenue draught, which confirins' a distance from its sister saints and bre more lorses, not subject to take a rheumatism or inoculates a disease. thren of all denominations, from the number, the administration can give no This is a hint for the architect and his Small-Pex Hospital to St. Paul's, precise account. associates, because the grant for the As yet, it looks a very slight super. 1600 Horses are generally kept in Pix building of churches is given with a structure, and evinces an ornamental ris, exclusive of those brought thither view of the poor being accommodated fancy, which, as I have previously by strangers. on a Sunday.

hinted, will accord with the lighter An eighth part of the paving of Pa- Duration being the second thing fancies of the new-road and square- ris is renewed annually, during sever worthy of consideration, I make a re- worshippers. An idea struck me, and months of the best season. mark or 'two. In Andrea Palladio's forcibly too, of an unfortunate associa- The streets, bridges, and public time, aréhitecture was noble, because tion. I mean the shell-work over the squares are lighted by 4553 lanterns, of its durability ; exalted, from its spa-altar-end of the church; it looks as a which consume annually 608,397 lbs. cious elements; and grand, on account caricature likeness of our esteemed ma- of oil. of the vast stores of science and wealth barch, or the host which ä Catholic In the public establishments, 482 bestowed on it. Greece, Rome, and priest holds up to his congregation at. lanterns consume 31,734 lbs. of oil. Egypt were spots which exhibited their mass. I speak it with reverence and The ordinary watering and clearing orders, arcties, Aights of steps, stair. regret, because I fear it will give room of the streets is done by the inhabicases, pillars, and masonries, to the for worse construction and allusion tants; that of the bridges, quays, most elevated and sublime conceptions, than what I unwillingly make, and be- gates, and squares, employs from the suitable for sepulture, festive honours, fore the church be finished might be re-ist March to the 31st October 119 victorious celebrations, baths, holy ab- moved for a more unequivocal de men; and during the other four montliş lutions, and the most sacred consecra-vice.

250 meu. tions of their mąstic or more simple Peals of bells being, excluded from The clearing away of dust, &c. dura devotions. In this country, Wren's our new churches or chapels of ease, ing eight months, requires 140 men and naine is immortal, for his works are ringers will; in course of years, like old 210 horses ; in the winter inonths, 220 erected as specimens of immortality, the grandsires, become extinct. This I 'inen are required, and 330 horses.. essence of duration. But it is not am sorry for, good ringing being a The corn market can contain 400,000 fashionable for modern architects to healthful exercise, and of later periods sacks. study a guide of so recent a period as full of harmony and deep science in In ordinary years, there are consumWren; and, therefore, churches, likt numbers. It is very pleasant tao, on ed in Paris, Manchester calicos or Birmingham røyal occasions, public anniversaries, 718,000 Hectolitres of wine, including about wares, are built only to suit the taste light-hearted weddings, and liberal 450,000 bottles (13,968,842 wine gallons). or caprice of interested and time--not exhibitions of joy, to bear their playful- 24,950 Ditto of cider (659,154 wine gallons) eternity-serving individuals or parowess dissolve is air.

ABACO.

77,000 Ditto of beer (2,034,263 wine gallons), chial jantas. Places of worship ought

13,600 Ditto of vinegar (359,298 wine gal

P.S. The house, however elegant, lops). to resemble the simplieity of the heart, previonsly to the erecting of the above 71,750 Bullocks. 251,000 Capons or and be dedicated wholly and solely to church, which stands by its side, must 8,509 Cows.

poulets. the Eternal Architect; but, it is evi- be removed, whatever convenience and

76,500 Calves. 549,000. Turkeys. dent from the exterior of this new expense will be sacrificede,

339,650 Sheep. 328,000 Geese. 70,500 Hogs.

131,000 Partridges, church, what might be anticipated of

931,000 Pigeons. 177,000 Rabbits. its interior,-a mere superficial edifi. STATISTICS OF PARIS.. 174,000 Ducks. 29,000 Hares. fice, whose beauty will pass away with

1,289,000 Chickens, the generation of its structure, and the Tac Compte Chabrol Prefect of the

Butter and eggs cost annually. next century show its waste and can-department of the Seine, has recently 10,348,800 francs. kering decay. Had this been the published a work from official docua Oysters cost 599,600 francs. mode of building after the fire of Lon- ments, containing some interesting pur- Sea, fish, 3,417,600 francs. don, when so many churches were ticulars on the state of Paris, The Fresh water fish, 338,400 francs. built, into what vast expenses would following extracts will afford a carious The receipts of the twelve theatres, the parishes of London now be thrown; comparison with the state of London including the Cirque Olympique, may but, fortunately for the epoch of 1821, On the 1st of January, 1819, there be valued, one year with another, at it was otherwise,

were registered in Paris, 117.1 cabrin, 5,500,000 francs, of which they give I do not object to ornament and delets de place (on the stand), of wluch 500,000 for the use of the poor. coration where it arises from a pure 765 were for the streets and 406 for 10,000 persons daily frequent the cause, and is used to add to excel the environs.

Spectacles, of whom 7000 pay, and lence; sculpture and painting, ema- .106 Messageries and voitures for fx 3000 huve free admissions. nating from skilful pencils and discri- ed destinations, not ineluded in those The receipt of the minor spectacles, impating chizels, are the very graces of for the vicinity of Paris

balls, gardens, concerts, coffee-houses, religion; but I do object, moșt strong- 489 Coaches of remise,

à soirées amusantes, curiosities, '&c. Jy, agaiost churcbes, either exteriorly 318 Cabriolets, ditto.

may be estimated at 1,000,000 francs, or interiorly, having the air, in part, 4804 Private cabriolets.

of which 100,000 go to the poor. of theatrical illusion. But, to my

9080 Carts.

So that publie amusements prodaco third point; it is very difficult yet to 495 Voitures d tonneau, drawn by above 6,000,000 francs, which is above speak of the beauty of this new church one borse.

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16,000 per day, not including the exViewed afar, it appears that it will 843 Ditto, ditto, drawn by hand.

pense of refresbenents and of gaming, maintain its command at a respectful of private voitures, druwn by two or which pay separately,

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THE BRITISH EMPIRE.

sun never sets ; before his evening rays Ladies who come without a proper

leave the spires of Quebec, his morning attendant, to be confined to the upper The population of Great Britain, at beams have shone three hours on Port row; and on no occasion, to be suffered the census in 1811, was 11,800,000, Jackson, and while sinking from the to intrude into the lower boxes. exclusive of the army and navy, then waters of Lake Superior, his eye opens 5th. If any gentleman choose to about 500,000. From the returns, so upon the mouth of the Ganges. talk loud, quarrel, or fight, they are far as published, under the present

to retire to some spot where they cançensus, it appears, the increase is about REFINEMENT IN THE UNITED house or penitentiary is a very couve

not disturb the audience. The watch15 per cent. This will inake the po

STATES. pulation of Great Britain at present to

nient place. be 14,000,000 of souls. Ireland con[The people of the United States boast

6th. All tipsy gentlemen to be poriįtains about 6,500,000 people, making fine taste for the drama; so much so that will promise to go quietly to sleep in a

a high degree of civilization, and a very tively refused admittance, unless they nions in Europe 20,500,000. The po- lents of Kean, and the journalists loaded corner of a box. pulation of our North American pos him with abuse more befitting the pur

7th. No actor shall presume to give sessions cannot be less than 1,500,000; lieus of St. Giles's or Billingsgate, than the additional point or force to an equivothe population of the West Indiau co- editors of periodical journals. In order cal passage or double entendre,' by lonies, 900,000; Africa aboat 130,000; that our readers may judge of the weight either leering, winking, or the like, in the Mediterranean, 150,000; colonies of their pretensions, we quote, from a re- upon pain of being hissed off the stage. and dependencies in Asia, 2,040,000;

cent number of the National Intelligencer, With these or similar rules, a theaand in our extensive territories in the States; the following article. Smoking

published in the capital of the United tre may be made a school of refineEast Indies, perhaps 70,000,000 of and drinking spirits in a theatre have not, nient, elegance, and morality. Withsouls. The whole population of the we believe, been known in this country out them it is but a rendezvous for British empire will, at that rate, con- for abore a century and a half; and yet vulgar profligates, men without shame, tain 95,220,000 of souls.-The Rus- they are now prevalent in that transatlan and women without virtue. Should sian, the next highest in the scale of lic Athens—the city of Washington :-Ed. my worthy old friend Wood think procivilized nations, contains 50,000,000 ;

WASHINGTON THEATRE.

per to attend to these hints, be will see France, 30,000,000 ; and Austria an It is with much pleasure the writer of me and my family frequently at the equal number. The Roman empire, this understands that the new theatre theatre. But he will certaily not see in all its glory, contained 120,000,000, is on the eve of being opened by a de- us if my wife and daughters are to sit one half of whom were slaves. When tachinent of Messrs. Warren and Wood's down where fashionable bucks have we compare vits situation with that of company, from Philadelphia. A welt- just had their feet, and, for aught ! the British empire, in power, wealth, conducted theatre is at all times not know, by the side of a prostitute, and resources, and industry; the arts, sci- only an evidence of public taste, but be smoked with tobacco, while their ences, commerce, and agriculture, the an auxiliary in behalf of the public ears are assailed by the ribaldry of half preponderence of the latter in the scale morals, because it allures the young bred gentlemen, who have no other way of nations and of empires, is great and and the guy from amusement often fa- of attracting notice except by making most remarkable. The tonnage em-tal to character, fortune, and health. themselves offensive. ployed in the merchant service is about in order to answer the end intended,

A FATHER OF A FAMILY. 2,640,000 tons, for Great Britain ; it is absolutely essential - that a rigid

N. B. Two or three resolute peace the exports, 51,000,000 (including internal police be established for the officers, acting as door and box-keep!1,000,000 foreign and colonial); and purpose of preserving order and deco-ers, will be sufficient for all the purimports, 36,000,000. The davý, duro rum in the audience. Anxious that poses of order and decorum.--National ing the last war, consisted of 1000 this should be attained, I beg leave to Intelligencer. ships of war; the seamen at present in recommend that the managers, or whothe merchant service are about 174,000: ever have the superintendance of the per- Original Poetry. the net revenue of the state, 57,000,0001. formances, establish and inforce somesterling. The capital of the empire thing like the following regulations.

A PRAISE OF POESY. contains 1,200,000 persons, the same Without something of the kind, all "Oh Poesy, for thee I hold my pen, number which Rome contained in the theatres are bear-gardens, instead of That am not yet a glorious denizen days of her greatest strength. The places of polite recreation :

Of thy wide heaven.'-KEATS. value of fixed or landed property in ist. No person to be allowed to What hand shall imp my wings in their free Great Britain, 'as calculated by Mr. smoke within the walls of the theatre

flight Pitt, in 1797, was 1,600,000,0001. during the play nights. This will add From this low earth to an immortal height, and it may now be fairly taken at to the security of the building by tak- And bearing of heaven's minstreistin their 2,000,000,0001. The cotton manufac- ing away one cause of fire.

speech tures of the country are inmense, and 2nd. No person allowed to sell in- Sounds audible, and near as mine own voice? reach, in the exports, to 20,000,000l. or toxicating liquors within the walls of And who breathe words of blame at my fond one half of the whole. In short, taking the theatre, a tavern being near, where Be thou my guide-tbou, heaven-taught Poesy, every thing into consideration, the Bri- they can drink and smoke without of- And fit my spirit for discovery tish empire, in power and strength, fending decency or annoying ladies. Of unknown worlds of thought! Teach me' may be stated as the greatest that ever 3rd. No person, on any pretence, to shape existed on earth, as it far surpasses allowed to stand up on the box-Thy course arigbt, that I may touch some cape. them all in knowledge, moral charac- benches, or cover them with dirt, and And I will laud thee long with many a byma ter, and worth. On her dominions the limpede the sight of others,

divide.

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