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The Naturalist's Diary, | above water, are generally very deep, and, con- and after remaining, perhaps, some ages, has again

sequently, the waves roll against the land witbretired of its owo accurd, or been driven back' by For OCTOBER, 1820.

great weight and irregularity. This rising of the the industry of mau. The country round the Isle

waves agaiost the shore is called the surf of the of Ely, in the time of Bede, about ten centuries (Continued from our former Numbers.)

sea, and, in sbipwrecks, is generally fatal to such as ago, was one of the most delightful spots in the | attempt to swim on shore. In this case, no dex- kingdom. It was not only richly cultivated, and

terity in tbe swimmer, no float he can use, neither produced all the necessaries of life, but grapes alse, Among the flowers which are still usually io blow swimming girdle por cork jacket, will save him : the that afforded excellent wine. The accouals of the in this month, is the holy-oak, Micbaelmas daisy, weight of the superincumbent waves breaks upon time are copious in the description of verdure ang stocks, Dasturtian, marigold, miguionette, lavender, bim at ovce, and crushes him with certain ruin, fertility; its rich pastures, covered with flowers and wall-flower, red bips, China rose, Virginia stock, Some few of the natives. however, have the art of herbage; its beautiful shades and wbolesome ai beart's ease, laurustinus, rocket, St. Jobo's wort, swimming, and of navigating their little boats near But the sea, breaking in, overwhelmed the wbole periwinkle, &c. But chiefly tbe dahlia, a flower those shores, where an European is sure of imme-country, and totally destroyed one of the most fer not much ia cultivation till of late years, exhibits its diate destruction. .

lile valleys in the world. Its air, from being dry majestic and brilliant splendour of stars above its

m that time ! dark green stalks and leaves. The hedges are now or its tides less rapid. tbe shores are generally seen some; and the small part of the country, that, fra ornamented with the wreaths and festoons of the to descend with a more gradually declivity. Over being higher than the rest, escaped the deluge, scarlet berries of the black briony; and now and these. the waters of the tide steal by almost imper- soon rendered univhabitable, from its noxious ta then, that last " pale promise of the waning year," Iceptible degrees, coveriog them for a large extent, pours.

pours. This country continued thus under water

11 the wild rose, meets the eye.

and leaving them bare on its recess. Upon tbese for some centuries ; till the sea, at last, by the same The principal harvest of apples is about the be.

out the be- shores, as we have observed, the sea seldom beats caprice which had prompted its invasion, began to ginning of tbis month ; and the counties of Here with any great violence as a large wave has not abandon it, and bas continued, for some ages, to refordshire, Worcestershire, Somersetshire, aud Devon-depth sufficient to Aoat it onward : so that here are linquish its forbier conquests. Of inundations of shire, are busily employed in the making of cider to be seen gentle surges only, making calmly toward the like kind, concerning which history has been and perry. Herefordshire is particularly famous as land, and lessening as they approach. As the sea, silent, we have numberless testimonies of another a cider country. October is the great month for in the former description. is generally seen to pre- oature, that prove it beyond the possibility of doubl. brewing beer, whence the naine applied to very strong sent prospects of tumult and uproar, bere it more we allude to those numerous trees, that are found beer of old October. In this month also is the

usually exbibits a scene of repose and tranquil buried at considerable depths, in places which the great potato harvest. The corn harvest being over, I beauty. Its waters, which whey surveved from sea, or rivers, have accideptally overflowed. ile stone-pickers go out again.

the precipice, afforded a muddy greepish bue, aris. But the influence which i be sea has upon its sherrs The sowing of wheat is generally completed in this ling from their depth and position to the eye, when is uothing to that which it has upon that great body month: when the weather is too wet for this occupa- bebeld from a shelving shore, are the colour of the of earth which forms its bottom. It is at the bottota tion, the farmer ploughs up the stubble fields for sky, and seem rising to meet it. The deafening of the sea that the greatest wonders are performed, winter fallows. Acorns are sown at this season, and

noise of the deep sea is here converted into gentle and the most rapid changes produced. It is there the plauting of forest and fruit trees takes place.

murmurs; and, instead of the water dashing against that the motions of tbe tides and currents have that REFLECTIONS ON THE SEA.

the face of ihé rock, it advances and recedes, still whole force, and agitate the substances of plach The revolutions produced upon the earth by the going forward, but with just force enough to push their bed is composed. But these are almost wholly soa, form an interesting object of contemplation. In its weeds and shells by josensible approaches to the hidden from human curiosity: the miracles of the is every day making considerable alterations, either shore.

deep are performed in secrei, and we have but little by overflowing its shores in one place, or deserting There are other shores, which have been either information from its abysses, except what we receive them in others; by covering over whole tracts of raised by art to oppose the inroads of the sea, or, by inspection at very shallow depibs, or by the plen. country, that were cultivated and peopled at one from its gaining ground, are menaced by immediate met, or from divers, who are known to descend from time; or by leaving its bed to be appropriated to the destruction. The sea being ibus seen to give and twenty or thirty fathoms. purposes of vegetation, and to supply a new theatre take away lands at pleasure, is, witbout question, The eve can reach but a very short way into the for human industry, at another.

oue of the most extraordinary considerations in na- I depth of the sea, and that only when its surface s To this struggle for dominion between the eartb tural history. In some places it is seen to obtain and tbe sea, the greatest number of our shores seem

glassy and serene. In many seas, it perceives the superiority by slow and certain approaches ; or thing but a brigbt sandy plain at bottom, extendise to defy the whole rage of the waves, both by their to burst in at once, and overwhelm all things in un

for several huudred miles, without an intervening height, and the rocky materials of wbich they are distinguished destruction: in other places it departs

object. But in others, particularly in the Red Sea, composed, which defend the land, and are only in- from its shores, and, where its waters have been

it is very different; the whole body of this extensive terrupted bere and there, to give an egress to rivers, known to rage, it leaves exteosive fields covered and to afford to our shipping the conveniences of with verdure.

bed of water is, literally speaking, a forest of sub. bays and harbours. lo general, it may be remarked,

marine plants, and corals formed by insects for Iber

The formation of new lands, by the sea contithat wherever the sea is most furious, there the nually brioging its sedimeot to one place, and hy tept. Here are seen the madrepores, the sponge

habitation, sometimes branching out to a great ex. boldest shores, and of the most compact materials, the accumulation of its sands in auother, is easily are found to oppose it. There are many shores se

mosses, sea-mushrooms, and orber marine produto conceived. Many instances of this are recorded, veral hundred feet perpendicular, against which, the which we have not room to recapitulate. One alone

tions, covering every part of the bottom. The bed

of many parts of the sea, near America, presents a sea, whey swolleu vitb tides or storms, rises and will suffice: the whole country of Holland seems to beats with inconceivable fury.

| very different though a very beautiful appearanee be a conquest from the sea, and to be rescucd, in a Hence, therefore, we may conceive how the vio- manner from its bosom.

this is covered with vegetables, which make it look The industry of man,

", as green as a meadow; and, beneath are seen thou. lence of the sea, and the boldness of the shore, however, in the formation of dikes, must bere be

sands of turtles, and other sea-animals, feeding may be said to have made each other. When the mentioned; for the surface of the earth, in this coun

thereon. sea meets no obstacles, it swells its waters with a try, is still below the level of tbe sea. gentle intumesceuce, till all its power is destroyed,

With the following noble reflections on the sea, by

But as the sea has been knowo to recede from Lord Byrop, we close this interesting subject. by wanting depth to aid its motion. But when its some lands, so it has, by fatal experience, been progress is checked in the midst, by the prominence knowu to encroach upon others; and, probably,

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, of rocks, or the abrupt elevation of the land, it these depredations on one shore may account for

There is a rapture on the lonely shore, dashes with all the force of its depth agaiost the its dereliction of another: for the current which

There is society, where none intrudes, obstacle, and forms, by its repeated violence, the rested upon some certain bank, having got an egress

By the deep Sea, and music in its roar: abruptness of the shore wbich confines the impetu- in some otber place, no longer presses upon its for.

I love not Man the less, but Nature morc,

From these our interviews, in which I steal osity. Where the sea is extremely deep, or very mer bed, but pours all its stream into the new en From all I may be, or have been before, much agitated by tempests, it is no small obstacle trance; so that every inundation of the sea may be To mingle with the Universe, and feel that can confine its rage; and for this reason we see attended with a correspoudent dereliction of another What I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal. the boldest shores projeled against the deepest shore. waters; all smaller impediments having long before However this be, we have numerous instances of

0 The remaining verses of this sublime apostrophe been surmounted and washed away. Perhaps, of the inundations of the sea, and of its bury

rernaps, of the inundations of the sea, and of its burying whole were inserted in our present volume, No 8, page to all the shores in the world, there is not one so bigb provinces in its bosom. One of the most consideras that on the west of St. Kilda, which is 600 fa.lable of these, is that which happened in the reign of thoms perpendicular above the surface of the sea. Henry I. which overflowed the estates of Earl Good

| Extraordinary Sport, Mr. Spenstone, of Heae, also, the sea is deep and stormy; so that it win, in Kent, and formed that celebrated bank, the 1st September 32 head of game, namery

Surrey, killed from his own double-barrelled gun, requires great force on the shore to oppose its vio-called the Goodwin Sands.

birds and 10 hares. He started from Bu lence. In many parts of the world, and particularly! There are some shores on wbich the sea has made | day-break, and shot until five o'clock to in the East lødies, the shores, though not high I temporary depredations; where it has overflowed, dogs.

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The Drama.

| scene, also, I think, though not without some little lamb-like style in which Mr. D. personated the Lord

doubt, that Mr. Macready bas the mastery. His Mayor on Monday evening, the crimes of those two R. KEAN AND MR. MACREADY'S

portraiture of the various emotions of terror, re. gentlemen would have dwindled into insignificance. I morse, and desperation, which miogle there, is more

have always been of opinion that our comedians repre RICHARD THE THIRD.

sented the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs of London in a vivid, and he gives to each a more distinct com.

style of low vulgarity, quiteat variance with probability, plexion. L air opportunity has now been afforded to these

and not at all warranted by Shakespeare. Mr. D. on

It would be an absurdity, however, to attempt to this occasion, however, “out-heroed Herdod." He mi istrionic heroes, for the manifestation of their

form a correct judgment of these two performances, slaked his congue, rolled his eyes, and exhibited most al powers. The arena for the contest has been

by the opposition of isolated excellences. Except odious distortions of countenance. Is it possible he ihen me; "the appliances and ineans to bout," the

the tent scene, there is bardly one individual part could be sober? I think he could not. He resame. Yet I question whether, after all, they be fit

where a doubt is admissable which has the van.ceived, certainly, a severe reprimand by a general hiss obiects of comparison. So very distinct are their |

tage; either Mr. Kean or Mr. Macready has always from the respectable audience assembled to see Mr. Wisate claims to the palm; as distinct, as genius

the superiority, beyond compare.

Indeed M
Indeed Mr.||

Kean's performance of Richard the Third. He must, obce poaided, fully confident of its own powers, 15 Macready seems scrupulously to avoid such a com

however, be told as others have been told, that such from talent, invigorated by the morleration of exqui.

practices are not to be quietly tolerated. If, by a prospetition; and, rejectiog the prominent minutiæ site jadgment, that each spectator will naturally

liitution of comic power, he cause some half dozen to

in " wbich Mr. Kean delights in, le seeks out a wider laugh, he should always be aware that he may lose give the prefereoce to the one, or to the other, ac

| range for his own thunders. For instance, the ques. more both in pockeland in fame, if he cause some scores cording to his peculiar bias in general matters of

tion to Stanley, “ well as you guess,” which is so of the more judicious to grieve.

ou laste.

admirably fraught by Mr. Kean with such an intenIsbould lack caodour, did I not, before I advance fartber, freely avow myself again, as I have already

sity of meaning, Mr. Macready passes over in a dude in my notice of Virginius, to be a partizan of

" mere colloquial style, and reserves his energy for Mr. Macready ; though, I trust, not one so bigoted

the juvectives and threats which follow: these be The Philanthropist.

robes in a terrible majesty. as to be blind to the great merits of Mr. Kean. The character of Gloster must rank as one of the

Estimating each of these representations as a whole, I would say, that Mr. Kean's is a rapid suc.

· CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE, richest emanations from the mind of Shakspeare, fcession of brilliant Aashes, which sbed a dazzling Te vals consider the variety of intonation exbibited, the coruscations of new light elicited, by each suca

"glare on the intermediate barrenness; Mr. Mac-
C ready's is as a Aame burning more chastely, more

Few subjects can possess more interest with the cessive Roscius, in the adaptation of it to the cumsteadily, and expanding as it barns. Mr. Kean's

Philanthropist than those which we have so fre. pass of his own capabilities. I cannot, however,

execution is perhaps as masterly as Mr. Macready's, quently brought to the notice of our readers under think it a less Aigrant perversion of talent in Mr.

but I much prefer Mr. Macrendy's conception. My this head; and for which we refer them to the fol. Macready, to put on the hump of a Richard, than it was in Dir. Kean to affect the "lip and eyes” of a

reason for tbis preference is, because he ivfuses lowing pages in the two volumes of the Kaleidoscope,

somewhat of a Macbeth into that “ bloody dog," for Coriolanus. For the personation of Richard, the

old series. Vol. I. pages 10, 17, 28, 48, 122. Vol. whom we bave hitherto been wont to feel as little sery defects of Mr. Kean are subsidiary; but as to

II. pages 26, 69, 80, 89. Mr. Macready, it is impossible to believe that he,

| sympathy as for a Tyrrell.. . with his form (malgré all stuffing), with his voice, la

ne, we do not loath and detest Mr. Macready's u born only « to starl, and bite, and play the dog;" ce; Gloster, as a ruthless monster of unnatural cruelty.

A REMARKABLE CASE OF CONSPIRACY. every swelling muscle of that form, every thrilling

No; we even yield him soine portion of our pity. We

ng view bim as once endowed with noble feelings; with tose of that voice, proclaims a pobler purpose. Nor a sepsib too keep, a heart too

A few years ago the Green of a rich Bleacher, ia do we believe him, when he tells us that he “can anile, and murder while be smile: :" tbere is no

the glance of the scorner on a form “curtailed of its the north of Ireland, had been constantly robbed at fair proportion.” We pity him as one driven by the

night to a very considerable amount, notwithstand. head lurking in his smile; a loftier spirit is in him, which no control can disguise; it will burst forth

scoro of man, an outcast from all the warm effec- ling the utmost vigilance, the utmost efforts of the from sucb an unworthy prison-house as the mis

tions which link man to man. We pity bio as une proprietor and his servants to protect it, and withdriven by that scorn to retort hate for hate, to per

out the slightest clue, even to a suspicion, who the ahapen truok of the crook-backed Richard. petrate the most atrocious crimes, but not utterly

robber was. The result is as we might readily anticipate, that, t reckless the while he plunges his soul in eternal per.

| Effectually and repeatedly baded by the ingeniiin the scene where old King Harry is sent “ DOWN | dition, his memory in elernal shame. This new balo

Klity of the thief or thieves, the proprietor at length TO HELL;" in the wooing of Lady A00; and, in

ly of we way trace thronghout, diffusing a degree of ten

I published a proclamation, offering a reward of ope short, throughout all the most arduous parts of the three first acts, where the well dissembling of looks

derness, which, blendiur with our admiration of bis hundred pounds for the apprehension of any person truly royal courage and deportment, takes such

Tor persons detected robbing the green. arails most, Mr. Kean, by the aid of bis Protean strong hold of our sympathies, ibat, in the inortal

A few days after this proclamation, the master was To features, has the decided superiority. Not that Mr.

combat, after the death blow is given, when his

en when his at miduight roused from his bed, by the alarm of a Vacready's countegance is at all deficieot io exwhole budy dilates, as though he was struggling to

faithful servant, “ there was somebody with a lentern pression, but it accords better with the ebullitions of pour forth his soul in one last gigantic effort for

crossing the green.” The master started from his bigla sentiment, thail the risible suppression of the vengeance on his fue; then do we quite forget the

bed, new to the window-it was so; be burried un' kateful passions of a stero homicide.

murderous tyrant, in the livo-hearted so!rlier. Hence it is, that Mr. Macready only begins in the

his clothes, armed himself with a pistol, the servant This conception may be too daring an aberration

flew to bis loaded musket, and they cautiously fol. * 4th Act, "to be himself again." But the glorious Leom historical and traditional record. vet it is not. lowed the light. Tbe person with a lantern (a man) developement of his powers, in that and the last act,

L; I believe, very far remote from the intention of was, as they approached, on “ tiptoe,” distinctly deoply requites for their partial obscuration. From Shakspeare, it may detract some little from the

seen stoopiog and groping on the ground; he was the moment that his brow is decked with the diadem, moral of his tragedy, but most assuredly it very

seen lifting and tumbling the linen. The serrant his heart seems to swell with the very soul of royalty; y much heightens its pathetic effect.

fired the robber fell. Exultingly and fearlessly 304, when that soul is roused by the trumpet of re.

Liverpool, Oct. 4, 1820. bellion to take " fiery expeditiou as its wing," it


now the man and master proceeded to examine the

spot. The robber was dead he was recognized to soars transcendently.

have been a youth of about 19, who resided a few = Nothing can be more magnificent tban the style


fields off. The linen was cut across, hundles of it in which he delivers the fiue exhortation to his fol.

were tied up; and upon searching and examining SIR.-I am a play-goer, but no critic. I take greature

great further, the servant in the presence of his master, " light, Gentlemen of England ! fight, bold yeomen!

pleasure in witnessing a good dramatic exhibition, and
am free enough to state in common conversation what

picked up a pep knife, with the name of the unbappy Driv. archers, draw your arrows to the head; 1. * Spur your proud horses hard, and ride in blood;"

pleases me, and with what I am displeased ; and al. / youth engraved upon the handle. The evidence was

though I never entertain any idea of giving my private couclusive, for in the morniog the lantern was ace would fancy it inust inspire their hearts with a opinions to the public, yet there are vulgarities exbi- knowledged by the afflicted and implicated father of Yurage that cannot fail to bring down victory op biced on our stage that call on every one to mark the boy to be his lantero. Defence was dumb.

tir helms. It is strange that Mr. Kean should them with disapprobation, either at the theatre or by The failhful servant received the hundred pounds Sede over this fine passage in the hurried mono- means of the press. Many persons have a strong dis. reward, and was, besides, promoted to be the con. dous way he does; to my car, there sounds much

inclination to express any kind of disapprobation in a fidential * overseer" and 4 care-taker," of the estahartial music in it. cheatre; and to such your improved miscellany affords a


: . good medium of publicly condenining what is offensive á Amidst the tumult of the battle, from the whole in this way. Last week, Mr. B. and Mr. T.received a

This faithful serrant this confidential “ careharing both of Mr. Kean's and Mr. Macready's very severe, but, at the same time, a very just, censure.

taker"-tbis vigilant" overseer," was hanged shortly Sichard we feel, he needs not tell us, that he hath I was at the theatre on the two evenings alluded to by

es luded to by after at Dundalk, for the murder of that robber, his fife upon a cast; but Mr. Macready makes T. K.; and can bear witness to the justice of his re- alias that innoceot, that unsuspecting, that lucklife s feel that it is the life of a sovereigo.-Iu the tent marks. But bad your correspondent seen the low and youth.

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It appeared, upon the clearest evidence, and by the Your honours wants to see Any of my work, yule go! dyiag confession and description of the wretch him- any day to Jameses Church-yard, yule see there a head

To Correspondents. self, that all this circumstantial evidence was precon- stone learly on over One Mr. hanks, with death on

noence was precon. Stone leatly put over One Mr. banks, with death on GENERAL APPEAL.-Our portfolio is so crowded with certed by himself, that all was a couspiracy, not only only one side and time with his hour glass and sithe in the

communications of various kinds, in prose and verse, to escape from the imputation of all the former rob.

original or selected, that it is very possible we tay beries, but to get the hundred pounds reward-tbat Ocher, 1 did Dea nde reward that other, i did Death and tim did time. and I defie

occasionally fail in making our due acknowledgmen's he, this « faithful servant," was the perpetrator of aney man in dublin to doo them better. i ave as Nise to some of our numerous correspondents. In the all the former robberies.

a Block of black stone, the fame as Mr. Smith did interval between this and our next publication, se With matchless ingenuity, with matchless perfidy, them cherrips Heads with upon the outside of the

intend to institute a minute search, for the purpose did this villain contrive his case-did he prepare the castle chappel where I worked mysel and Tim for 3

of detecting any oversigbt of our own: in the man circumstantial evidence of tbe guilt of that murdered

time, we beg to assure our friends, that it is out months and where id be yet yet if it wasent that i was anxious wish, as. it is our obvious interest, to as youth did he get up a robbery, did he contrive to furnish a robber.

beelyd, bad lock attend them same that dun it to Mr. with perfect impartiality. The dupe, the victim, he chose for his diabolical Johnstone but its no matter il be up to them yet, and DRAMATIC CRITIQUES. We have appropriated 2purpose, was this youth; he was artless, affectionate, as i think Tim and i could have dun it any How in all ther more space to the Drama in this day's publics he was obliging. week say thirty shillings for myself and a Guinea for

tion, than we wish to devote to one subject. The la This boy had a favourite koife, a penknife, with tim, thats 21. 12s. 9d. and say two more for the block

ter of T. Q. would not admit of the pruning ke his game engraved upon its haudle. The first act (which is as cheap as bog-Water) that would make it!

without deterioration ; and as we deem it a very good of this fiend was to cuax him to give him that knife

specimen in its way, we have given it entire, merely as a keep-sake. Unconscious of the bloody inten

in all 4. 18. 3. which is cheap enuff in all conshince, if suggesting to the writer, that it he should favour is yoor Honours approves of the proposial plase to send

with future strictures, he will endeavour to be sans tion, be gave it to him.

what more brief. Whilst on the subject of the LiveOn the evening of the fatal day appoiuted for this to me to No. 13, Patrik Clothes-(Pacrick's close) 3

pool stage, we cannot restrain the expression d our mercenary murder, this miscreaut overseer prepared pare back, and if I and tim bees out, Mrs. Casee a very surprise, that whilst Kean, Macready, and other bare his bleach-green, the theatre of this melancholy tra- dacent woman that myself and tim diets with, will excited so much attention and applause, litla of Love gedy, for his performance. He tore the lineu from take any message for your bonours humble servant to

thing should have been offered in commendation of the pegs in some places, he cut it across in others; I command.

an actress of such undoubted talent as Mrs. M'Gibben. he turned it up in heaps ; be tied it up in bundles,

Some of the characters allotted to that lady dung

« James Meary. as if ready to be removed, and (deep laid and diabo

the engagements of the two actors just alluded

“ N.B. If any other offers to do the Gob chaper lical treachery') be placed this favourite knife, this

have been sustained with a feeling, discrimination, and

effect very rarely excelled, and in some instans keep-sake, in one of the cuts himself bad made. mayby sumthing else mite be in your bonours way. I

scarcely to be equalled by any female on the British The stage bein thus prepared, he invited the de- / would be glad to make a Head Stone or tom stone for

stage. voted youth to supper, and as the nights were dark, J any of your bonours. direct as above." he expressly bid him to bring with him the lantern

PUNCTUATION.-Our correspondent T. Q. is entitled

to our thanks for the very distinct writing of the tu light him bome. At supper, or after, with hellish

WATER IS PUREST AT THE FOUXTAIN'S HEAD. amanuensis, whose pen he occasionally emploss in art, this host turned the conversation upon the fa


his communications. The favour of his correspond vourite knife, this keepsake, which he affected with

dence would, however, be considerably enhac great alarm to miss, and pretending that the last

At a time not very remote, when the Duke of Gordon,

if he would take the trouble to revise the M.S. 23 24 recollection he had of it, was using it on a particular and all the Lords of that family were Roman Catholics,

is extremely defective, in what we regard as CEO of spot of the bleach greed, described that spot to the a Protestant, not unknown to his Grace, rented a small

the most indispensable requisites of a writer for tid obliging boy, and begged of him to see if it was farm under him, near Huntley Castle, and, from what.

press--we mean punctuation. there. He lit the lantern, bis father's lanters, which ever cause, had fallen behind in his payment. A vigi-TA THOUGHTFUL FELLOW next week. he had been desired to bring with him to ligbt bim lant steward, in the Duke's absence, seized the farmer's home-to light him to his grave! and with alacrity stock for arrears of rent, and advertised it by the parish The articles respecting which T. Q. enquires, have noget proceeded upon his fatal errand.

crier to be roured, that is, sold by auction, on a fixed larly arrived ; and our impression was, that ba?" As soon as this monster saw his victim was com

day. The Duke happily returned in the interval ; his ception had been intimated in our notice to sam

" tenant, who knew his road, made the best of his way pletely in the snare, he made his alarm, and the bor

pondents ; although they might not have been see or onward to the Duke's apartment, and he was not interrible, the melancholy crime described was the result. rupted, but forwarded in it by the servants, who con

rately specified. If we mistake not, we have beds Could there possibly be a stronger case of cir- cluded he came by appointment. “What is the matter,

these, more than one communication from the ser? eumstantial evidence than this?

prolific quarter. The young man Donald ?" said the Duke, as he saw him enter melanseemed actually caught in the fact. There was the choly. Donald told his sorrowful tale in a concise,

The verses of CORNELIUS were not overlooked; buik knife, with his namc on it-tbe linen cut, tied up in natural manner : it touched the Dike's heart, and pro

would be tiresome and impertinent to the public, di bundles; the lantern acknowledged by bis father. duced an acquittance in form. Staring, as he chearily were perpetually explaining the motives by Fluch

are influenced, in our choice of time and place for er The time, past midnight. The master himself pre-withdrew, at the pictures and images, he expressed a cu.

friosity to know what they were, in his homely way. appearance of every correspondents' favour. sent, a man of the fairest character-the servant of noblemished character-all, all seemed quite con" These," said the Duke, with great condescension, I The larte.

The letter of J. T. of Manchester, if o 6 are the Saints who intercede with God for me." " My clusive, bord Duke," said Donald, “would it not be better to

by the writer, shall be inserted in the Mercury apply yourself directly to God: I went to muckle Saw

Friday. The critique is unexceptionable, but ney Gordon, and to Little Sawney Gordon ; but if I had

lita:es against our plan, to indulge in political THE FINE ARTS!!! not come to your guid Grace's self, I could not have got |

sion. We staad pledged to the public to abslum my discharge, and baith I and my bairns had been

from such sopics."

M. G. if a reader of the Kaleidoscope, must

that politics, in any shape, do not come with

range of our work, The subjoined letter is a genuine copy of one prel Anecdote.--The celebrated German bard, Gleim. l

once got a painter to paint his own portrait, and that of we refer RD A M sented to th

We refer R. D. e Dublin

AMICUS, and A. I This friend, the poet Jacobi. Happening to dine about brary Society, for erecting a bust of the late Mr. Kir- this time with the Dean of , a nobleman in the

bave urged above under the head of General Apot

logy, and shall probably notice them more at lengte wan, the Naturalist, who had been President of the company, who was the friend of both, said to Gleim,

in our net. Society :

“I hear you and Jacobi have had your portraits painted,

I suppose at full length.” “No," replied Gleim, B. P.-H. N.-ENIGMA.-J. B. P.; and a " To the Consmilley appointed to see Mr. Kirwan's " that is only for knights, that we may see their spurs; have been received. “ Bust dun by the Dublin liberary Society. we have no occasion for this ; for with us the head is the « Please your Honours, chief thing."

Printed, published, and sold “I see an advertisement in the freeman's journal air

Singular Interposition.-A lady had a tame bird BY EGERTON SMITH AND CO. yesterday, as I get it every mornin and pays sixpence which she was in the habit of letting out of its cage

Liverpool Mercury Office. per week for the readin it, setting fourth that all statu- every day. One morning as it was picking crumbs of sold also by John Bywater and Co. Pool-lane ; Mrs aries should send in their proposials for dooing a bust bread off the carpet, her cat, who always before showed |

Evans, Chegwin and Hall, Castle-street; of one Mr. Kirwan chat died lately it seems, in this great kindness for the bird, seized it on a sudden, and

Smith, Paradise-street ; Mr. Warbrick seems, in this jumped with it in her mouth upon the table. The lady Town. Now's there's near a man in Dublin that was much alarmed by the fate of her favourite, but on

Library, Lime-street ; Mr. G. P. Day, ".

Dale-street; Mr. Lamb, Hanover-street ; a could doo it cheaper nor neather than myself, and turning about, instantly discerned the cause. The door

John Smith, St. James's-road, for ready mom Why, Bekase i ave a Boy That's almost out of his

bis had been left open, and a strange cat had just come into
the room! After turning it out, her own cat came down

time, his name is one tim Slattery and can work nigh-1 from her place of safety. and dropped the bird without Messrs. J. K. Johnson & Co. No
hand as well as myself, to help me with it. and if | doing it the smallest injury.



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Literary Notices. | any influence upon our minds, believing as been excited in consequence of our remarks,

we do, that an author is not always bound although we cannot at present justifiably THE AUTHOR OF THE SCOTCH to acknowledge his productions, or, ac- mention any other names, we feel no hesió NOVELS.

cordihg to our great prose moralist and station in gratifying the curiosity of our

philosopher (Dr. Johnson), to withhold an readers by informing them, that Mrs. Scott, Continued from our former numbers, pages 41, 57, 73.) absolute negative when he deems it'neces- formerly Miss M-Culloch, the Lady of Thosary to use one.

mas Scott, Esquire, Paymaster to the 70th r lo the 10th number of the new series of the The fact is, these works were written Regiment, ut present in Canada, and brother Kaleidoscope, page 73, we inserted a letter from

by a near relative of Sir Walter Scott; to Sir Walter Scott, is the Writer of these * correspondent, in which these popular novels

they were severally sent to him by that Novels, and not Mr. Thomas Scott himself, are ascribed to Sir Walter Scott's brother, who is

relative in an unfinished statė, for revision, as lately erroneously stated in the daily Paymáster to the 70th Regiment. This letter I correction, and methodizing z nearly the Papers.” has excited considerable attention, eveo in quar. whole of the poetry is his own composition, ters of the kingdum where we did upt kpow that as well as many of the descriptions: through

The Gleaner. even the name of our minor publication had ever his agency the arrangement for disposing been heard of. The writer of the article which of the copyright, and the time and manner

I am but a gatherer and disposer of other men's we are about to transcribe, has transferred the of publication, was made; and notwithstand- stupi".

WOTTON. logour attached to these immortal works from ing the continued mystery in which the Captain Scott 10 bis Lady; although, we must whole affair is enveloped, it is firmly be . THE SKETCH BOOK

. observe, tbui he does not support bis assertion lieved by the parties with whom he has with so much plausibility as may be urged in been obliged to be immediately connected,

Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. farous of the opinion of our correspondent, to that they are solely the productions of his

; No. XXIII, whose letter we beg to refer our readers, after own pen. es. . they have perused the following article, copied | «• These facts were communicated by the

STRATFORD-ON-AVON. from Gold and Northouse's London Magazine, real author of the novels, to a Colonel in for October.- Edt, Kal. the Army, who is well known, and eminently

(Conoluded from our last): respected for the gallantry of his services, “In the Memoirs of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. the powers of his mind, and the extent and It was from wandering in early life among - contained in our 8th number, we stated that depth of his erudition; and we have no this rich scenery, and about the romantic

we were in possession of facts which justified doubt that we shall obtain permission from solitudes of the adjoining park of Fulbroke, us in asserting, that the admirable Works of him, previous to the publication of our next which then formed a part of the Lucy estate, Imagination, under this title, were not from Dumber, to set this question for ever at rest, that some of Shakspeare's commentators have the pen of that distinguished writer. We by giving up the name of the real writer of supposed he derived his noble forest meditathen said :-

those admirable works of fiction, as well as tions of Jacques, and the enchanting woodin “In hazarding this bold assertion, we his own.'

land pictures in “ As you like it.” It is in know and feel the responsibility we have "The officer to whom we alluded, had then lonely wanderings through such scenes, voluntarily incurred. We know likewise, recently formed a matrimonial connection that the mind drinks deep but quiet that in stating it in this unqualified manner, with the family of a distinguished Nobleman, draughts of inspiration, and becomes intensely Rue shall not be justified by any argument and had left town a short time previous to sensible of the beauty and majesty of naa deduced from any fancied internal proof in the publication of the number we have re- ture. The imagination kindles into reverie the works themselves, or from any opinion ferred to; hence, we have been unable to and rapture ; vague but exquisite images and He may have been induced to form from procure his permission to use his name, as ideas keep breaking upon it; and we revel Dere circumstantial evidence. Nor do we the authority on which we have made the in a mute and almost incommunicable luxury bold that the pertinacious and perpetual statement.

of thought. It was in some such mood, and Slenial of Sir Walter himself ought to have “However, from the interest which has perhaps under one of those very trees before me, which threw their broad shades over | After prowling about for some time, I at|park where Shakspeare and his comrades the grassy banks and quivering waters of length found my way to a lateral portal, had killed the deer. The lands thus loci the Avon, that the poet's fancy may have which was the every day entrance to the had not been entirely regained by the fa. sallied forth into that little song which mansion. I was courteously received by mily even at the present day. It is buri breathes the very soul of a rural voluptuary: a worthy old housekeeper, who, with the justice to this recreant dame to confess that Under the green wood tree

civility and communicativeness of her or she had a surpassingly fine hand and arms Who loves to lie with me,

der, showed me the interior of the house. The picture which most attracted me And tune his merry throat

| The greater part has undergone alterations, attention was a great painting over the fire i Unto the sweet bird's note, Come hither, come hither, come hither,

and been adapted to modern tastes and place, containing likenesses of a Sir Thomas Here shall ye see

modes of living: there is a fine old oaken Lucy and his family, who inhabited the hall No enemy,

staircase ; and the great hall, that noble in the latter part of Shakspeare's life time But winter and rough weather.

feature in an ancient manor house, still I at first thought that it was the vindictive I had now come in sight of the house. It retains much of the appearance it must knight himself, but the housekeeper assured is a large building of brick, with stone have had in the days of Shakspeare. The me that it was his son; the only likeness quoins, and is in the gothic style of Queen) ceiling is arched and lofty; and at one end extant of the former being an effigy upon Elizabeth's day, having been built in the is a gallesy, in which stands an organ. his tomb, in the church of the neighbouring first year of her reign. The exterior re- The weapons and trophies of the chace, hamlet of Charlecot. The picture gires å mains very nearly in its original state, and which formerly adorned the hall of a coun: lively idea of the costume and manners of may be considered a fair specimen of the try gentleman, have made way for family the time. Sir Thomas, is dressed in ruff and residence of a wealthy country gentleman of portraits. There is a wide hospitable fire. doublet ; white shoes with roses in them; those days. A great gateway opens from place, calculated for an ample old-fashioned and has a peaked yellow, or, as Master the park into a kind of court yard in front wood fire, formerly the rallying place of Slender would say, “a cane-coloured beard." of the house, ornamented with a grass plot, winter festivity. On the opposite side of His lady is seated on the .opposite side of shrubs, and flower-beds. The gateway is the hall is the huge gothic bow-window, the picture in a wide ruffand long stomacher, in imitation of the ancient barbican; being with stone shafts, which looks out upon and the children have a most venerable a kind of out-post, and flanked by towers; the court-yard. Here are emblazoned in stiffness and formality of dress. Hounds though evidently for méré ornament, instead stained glass the armorial bearings of the and spaniels are mingled in the family of defence. The front of the house is com- Lucy family for many generations, some group; a hawk is seated on his perch in the pletely in the old style; with stone shafted | being dated in 1558. I was delighted to foreground, and one of the children holds a casements, a great bow window of heavy observe in the quarterings the three white bow; all intimating the knight's skill in stone work, and a portal with armorial bear. | luces by which the character of Sir Thomas | hunting, hawking, and archery, so indisings over it, carved in stone. At each

was first identified with that of Justice pensable to an accomplished gentleman in corner of the building is an octagon tower, Shallow. They are mentioned in the first those days.* surmounted by a gilt ball and weathercock. scene of the Merry Wives of Windsor, I regretted to find that the ancient fur

The Avon, which wiuds through the park, where the Justice is in a rage with Falstaff, niture of the hall had disappeared ; for I makes a bend just at the foot of a gently for having beaten his men, killed his deer, had hoped to find the stately elbow chair sloping bank, which sweeps down from the and broken into his lodge." The poet had of carved oak, in which the country Squire rear of the house. Large herds of deer no doubt the offences of himself and his of former days was wont to sway the scepwere feeding or reposing upon its borders ; comrades in mind at the time, and we maytre of empire over his rural domains; and and swans were sailing majestically upon its suppose the family pride and vindictive in which it might be presumed the redoubtbosom. As I contemplated the venerable oldthreats of the puissant Shallow to be a ed Sir Thomas sat enthroned in awful state upansion, I called to mind Falstaff's enco-caricature of the pompous indignation of when the recreant Shakspeare was brought mium on Justice Shallow's abode, and the Sir Thomas.

. before him. As I like to deck out pictures affected indifférence and real vanity of the

| '« Shallow. Sir Hugh, persuade me not: I will make for my entertainment, I pleased myself with

con latter :

a Star-Chamber matter of it; if he were twenty Sir the idea that this very hall had been the " Falstaf. You have bere a goodly dwelling and al

ional, develling and a John Falstaffs, he shall not abuse Robert Shallow, Esq. I scene of the unlucky bard's examination on rich.

Slender. In the county of Gloster, justice of peace, the morning after ble

eace, the morning after his captivity in the lodge. Shallow. Barren, barren, barren: beggars all, beg

and coram.

Shallow.' Ay, cousin Slender, and custalorum. 1 fancied to myself the rural potentate, garo all, Sir John:-marry, good air."

Slender. Ay, and ratalorum too ; and a gentleman surrounded by his body guard of butler, Whatever may have been the joviality of born, master parson; who writes himself Armigero in /

"I any bill, warrant, quittance, or obligation, Armigero. Ipages, and blue-coated serving men wim

nakspeare, Shalloro. Ay, that I do, and have done any time their badges ; while the luckless culprit was it had now an air of stillness and solitude. these three hundred years.

brought in, bedroofed and chapfallen; in The rest iron gateway that opened into Slender. The great iron gateway that opened into

All his successors gone before him have

done't, and all his ancestors that come after him may: custody of game-keepers, huntsmen, and the court-yard was locked ; there was no they may give the dozen white lupes in their coat. *

as no they may give the dozen white luces in their coat. *« whippers-in, and followed by a rabble rout show of servants bustling about the place; Shallow. The council shall hear it; it is a riot.

of country clowns. I fancied bright faces the deer pazed quietly at me as I passed Evans. It is not meet the council hear of a riot ;

there is no fear of Got in a riot; the council, hear you, I of curious housemaids peeping from the being no longer harried by the moss-shall desire to hear the fear of Got, and not to hear a half-open doors, while from the gallery the troopers of Stratford. The only signs of riot ; take your vizaments in that." domestic life that I met with, was a white Shallow. Ha! o' my life, if I were young again, J.. Bishop Earle, speaking of the country gentleman of

his time, observes, *** his housekeeping is seen much cat stealing with wary look and stealthy | the sword should end it!"

the different families of dogs, and serving men attendant pace towards the stables, as if on some Near the window thus emblazoned, hung on their kennels; and the deepness of their throats in nefarious expedition. I must not omit tola portrait by Sir Peter Lely of one of the the depth of his discourse. A hawk he esteems the true

burden of nobility, and is exceedingly ambitious to secuni mention the carcase of a scoundrel crow | Lucy family, a great beauty of the time of delighted with the sport and have kis fist glored with which I saw suspended against the barn Charles the Second ; the old housekceper his jesses.” And Gilpin, in his description of a Mr. wall, as it shows that the Lucys still inherit shook her head as she pointed to the pic. Hastings, remarks," he kept all sorts of

run buck, fox, hare, otter, and badger; and had bawan that lordly abhorrence of poachers, and ture, and informed me that this lady had of all kinds, both long and short winged. His great maintain that rigorous exercise of territo-been sadly addicted to cards, and had hall was commonly strewed with marrow bones, and fuli

of hawk perches, hounds, spaniels, and terriers. 01 rial power which was so strenuously mani-gambled away a great portion of the family

| broad hearth paved with brick, lay some of the chose fested in the case of the bard,

estate, among which was that part of the terriers, hounds, and spaniels. *

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