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The Naturalist's Diary, above water, are generally very deep, and, con- and after remaining, perhaps, some ages, has
sequently, the waves roll against the land witb retired of its own accurd, or been driven back by For OCTOBER, 1820.
great weight and irregularity. This rising of the the industry of mau. The coqotry 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 the swimmer, no float he can use, neither produced all the necessaries of life, but grapes alse
, Among the flowers which are still usually in blow swimming girdle nor cork jacket, will save him : the ihat afforded excellent wipe. The accouals of that in this month, is the holy-oak, Michaelmas daisy, weight of the superincumbent waves breaks upon time are copious in the description of verdure and stocks, Dasturtian, marigold, miguionette, lavender, him at ouce, and crushes him with certain ruin. fertility; its rich pastures, covered with flowers and wall-Aower, red bips, China rose, Virginia stock, Some few of the natives, however, have the art of herbage; its beautiful shades and wbolesome air. beart's ease, laurustinus, rocket, St. Jobo's wort, swimming, and of navigating their little boats near But the sea, breaking in, overwhelmed i be w bole periwinkle, &c. But chiefly, the dahlia, a lower those shores, where an European is sure of imme- country, and totally destroyed oue of the most fernot much ia cultivation till of late years, exhibits its diate destruction.
tile valleys in the world. Its air, from being dry majestic aod brilliant splendour of stars above its In places where the force of the sea is less violent, and healthful, from that time became very unwhole
. dark green stalks and leaves. The hedges are now or its tides less rapid, ibe shores are generally seen some; and the small part of the country, that, frem ornamented with the wreaths and festoons of the to descend with a more gradually declivity. Over being higher than the rest, escaped the deluge
, vai scarlet berries of the black briony; and now and these, the waters of the ride steal by almost imper- soon rendered univhabitable, from its noxious ka. then, that last " pale promise of the waning year," ceptible degrees, corering them for a large extent, pours. This country coptio
ued thus under water the wild rose, meets the eye.
and leaving them bare on its recess. Upon tbese for some centaries ; till the sea, at last, by the same The principal harvest of apples is about the be shores, as we have observed, the sea seldom beats caprice which had prompted its invasion, began to ginning of this 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 Deroo depth sufficient to float it onward; so that here are linquish its former conquests., of inundaries 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. Herefurdshire is particularly famous as land, and lessening as they approach. As the sea, silent, we have numberless testimonies of apotikti a cider country: October is the great month for in the former description, is generally seen to pre- nature, that prove it beyond the possibility of doubt. brewing beer, whence the naine applied to very strong sent prospects of tumult and uproar, here 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, iv places which the great potato harvest. The corn harvest being over, beauty. Its waters, which, when surveyed from sea, or rivers, have accidentally overflowed. the stone-pickers go out again.
the precipice, afforded a muddy greenish bue, aris- But the influence which ibe sea has upon its short The sowing of wheat is generally completed in this ing from their depth and position to the eye, when is nothing to that which it has upon that great body month: when the weather is too wet for this occupa- beheld from a shelving shore, are the colour of the of earth which forms its bottom. It is at the bottom 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 perforumed, winter fallows. Acorns are sowo at this season, and noise of the deep sea is bere 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 their REFLECTIONS ON THE SEA.
the face of the rock, it advances and recedes, still whole force, and agitate the substances of plxb 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. It its weeds and shells by iosensible 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 bave 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 tbe płno. 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 tbus 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 eye can reach but a very short way into the for human industry, at aoother.
one of the most extraordinary consideratious in na depth of the sea, and that only when its surface s In this struggle for dominion between the eartb tural history. In some places it is seen to obtain glassy and serene. la many seas, it perceives and the sea, the greatest number of our shores seem the superiority by slow and certain approaches ; or thing but a bright sandy plain at bottom, extending to defy the whole rage of the waves, both by their to burst in at once, and overwhelm all things in un for several buudred miles, without an intervenisz 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, knowo to rage, it leaves extessive fields covered bed of water is, literally speaking, a forest of suband to afford to our shipping the conveniences of with verdure. bays and harbours. lo general, it may be remarked, The formation of new lands, by the sea conti- habitation, sometimes branching out to a great es.
marine plants, and corals formed by insects for Iber that wherever the sea is most furious, there the nually bringing its sediment to one place, and hy tent. Here are seen the madrepores, the spongth boldest shores, and of the most compact materials, the accumulation of its sands in another, is easily mosses, sea-mushrooms, and orber marine produto are found to oppose it. There are many shores se conceived. Many instances of this are recorded, tions, covering every part of the bottom. The bed veral hundred feet perpendicular, against which, the which we have not room to recapitulate. One alone of many parts of the sea, near America, presents a sea, when swolleu with tides or storms, rises and will suffice: the whole country of Holland seems to very different though a very beautiful appearance
, beats with inconceivable fury.
be a conquest from the sea, and to be rescucd,
in a this is covered with vegetables, which make it look Hence, therefore, we may conceive how the vio manner from its bosom. lence of the sea, and the boldness of the shore, however, in the formation of dikes, must here be sands of turtles, and other sea-animals, feeding
The industry of man, as green as a meadow ; and, beneath are seen thou, 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 the sea. gentle intumescence, till all its power is destroyed, But as the sea bas heen known to recede from Lord Byron, we clore this interesting subject.
With the following noble reflections on the sea, by 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 against 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 roať:
I love not Man the less, but Nature more, abruptness of the shore wbich confines the impetu- in some other place, no longer presses upon its for. 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; 80 that every inundation of the sea may be To mingle with the Universe, and feel that can confine its rage; aod 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
of The remaining verses of this sublime apostrophe been surmounted and washed away. Perhaps, of the inundations of the sea, and of its burying
whole were inserted in our present volume, No 8, page or all the shores in the world, there is not one so bigle provinces in its bosom. One of the most consider. as that on the west of St. Kilda, which is 600 fa. able of these, is that which happened in the reign of thoms perpendicular above the surface of the sea. Heary I. which overflowed the estates of Earl Good
Extraordinary Sport. Mr. Spenstone, of Harley-bil Heae, also, the sea is deep and stormy ; so that it win, in Kent, and formed that celebrated bank, the rest September 32 head of game, namely 11 brace est requires great force on the shore to oppose its vio called the Goodwin Sands. lence. In many parts of the world, and particularly There are some shores on wbich the sea has made day-break, and that until five o'clock to two brace of in the East Iodies, the shores, though not high temporary depredations; where it bas overflowed, I dogs.
A REMARKABLE CASE OF CONSPIRACY.
scene, also, I think, though not without some little lamb-like style in which Mr. D. personated the Lord
doubt, that Mr. Macrendy 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 mingle there, is more sented the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs of London in a
have always been of opinion that our comedians repre RICHARD THE THIRD.
vivid, and he gives to each a more distinct com- style of low vulgarity, quiteat variance with probability,
plexion. air opportunity has now been afforded to these
and not at all warranted by Shakespeare. Mr. D. on astrionic heroes, for the manifestation of their form a correct judgment of these two performances, slaked his congue, rolled bis eyes, and exhibited most
It would be an absurdity, however, to attempt to this occasion, however, “out-heroed Herdod." He powers.
possible he tes 3me; "the appliances and ineans to bout," the by the opposition of isolated excellences. Except odious distortions of countenance. Is
I think he could not. the tent scene, there is hardly one individual part could be sober?
He reYet 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 objects of comparison. So very distinct are their his Hepasate claims to the palm; as distinct, as genius sage; either Mr. Kean or Mr. Macready has always from the respectable audience assembled to see Mr.
the superiority, beyond compare.
Indeed Mr. Kean's performance of Richard the Third. He must, alese, voaided, fully confident of its own powers, is Macready seems scrupulously to avoid such a com
however, be told as others have been told, that such from talent, invigorated by the mosleration of exqui: petition ; and, rejecting the prominent minucize practices are not to be quietly
tolerated. Its by aprossite jadgment, that each spectator will naturally wbich Mr. Kean delights in, le seeks out a wider laugh, he should always be aware that he may lose cording to his peculiar bias in general matters of range for his own thunders. For instance, the ques- more both in pocket and in fanie, if he cause some scores tion to Stanley, well as you guess,” which is so of the more judicious to grieve.
Yours, truly, I sbould lack candour, did I not, before I advance admirably fraught by Mr. Kean with such an inten
LOCO. furtber, freely arow myself again, as I have already mere colloquial style, and reserves his energy for
sity of meaning, Mr. Macready passes over in a done in my notice of Virginius, to be a partizan of the invectives and threats which follow: these be Mr. Macready ; though, I trust, not one so bigoted robes in a terrible majesty.
CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE. richest emanations from the niad of Shakspeare, f cession of brilliant' Aashes, which sbed a dazzling se vals consider the variety of intonation exbibited, glare on the intermediate barrenness; Mr. Mac few subjects can possess more interest with the the coruscations of new light elicited, by each suc. cessive Roscius, in the adaptation of it to the com- steadily, and expanding as it barns. Mr. Kean's ready's is as a fame burning more chastely, more
Philanthropist than those which we have so frepass 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 Mr. Kean to affect the " lip and eyes” of a somewhat of a Macbeth into that “ bloody dog," for
reason for tbis preference is, because he infuses lowing pages in the two volumes of the Kaleidoscope, Coriolanus. For the personation of Richard, the whom we bave hitherto been wont to feel as little
old series. Vol. I. pages 10, 17, 28, 48, 122. Vol. sary defects of Mr. Kean are subsidiary; but as to
II. pages 26, 69, 80, 89. sympathy as for a Tyrrell, Mr. Macready, it is impossible to believe that he, with bis form (malgré all stuffing), with his voice, Gloster, as a ruthless monster of unnatural cruelty.
We do not loath and detest Mr. Macready's *** born only a to snarl, and bite, and play the dog;" No; we even yield him soine portion of our pity. We every swelling muscle of that form, every thrilling view him as once endowed with noble feelings ; with toge of that voice, proclaims a vobler purpose. Nor
a sepsibility too keen, a heart too proud to brook A few years ago the Green of a rich Bleacher, in do we believe him, when he tells us that he can be glauce of the scorner on a form 5 curtailed of its the north of Ireland, bad been constantly robbed at moule, and murder while be smiles:". there is no fair proportion." We pity him as one driven by the night to a very considerable amount, notwithstand. head lurking in bis smile; a loftier spirit is in bim, score of man, an outcast from all the warm affec- ing the utmost vigilance, the utmost efforts of the which no control can disguise; it will barst forth lions which link man to man. We pity him as une proprietor and his servauts to protect it, and witbfrom such an unworthy prison-house as the mis driven by that scorn to retort hate for hate, to per- out the slightest clue, even to a suspicion, who the shapen truok of the crook-backed Richard. The result is as we might readily anticipate, that, reckless the while he plunges his soul in eternal perpetrate the most atrocious crimes, but not utterly
Effectually and repeatedly baffled by the ingema in the scene where old King Harry is sent “ pow. dition, bis memory in eternal shame. This new halo ity of the thief or thieves
, the proprietor at length TO HELL;" in the wooing of Lady Aon; and, in short, throughout all the most arduous parts of the derness, which, blending with our admiration of his hundred pounds for the apprehension of any person arails nost, Mr. Kean, by the aid of his Protean truly royal courage and deportment, takes such or persons detected robbing the green. strong hold of our sympathies, lbat, in the inortal
A few days after this proclamation, the master was features, luas the decided superiority: Not that Mr. combat, after the deatha blow is given, when his at miduight roused from his bed, by the alarm of a Macready's countenance is at all deficient in ex whole budy dilates, as though he was struggling to faithful servant, “ there was somebody with a lenteru bigta sentiment, than the risible suppression of the pour forth bis soul in one last gigantic effort for crossing the green.” The master started from his hateful passions of a stero homicide.
vengeance on his fue; then do we quite forget the bed, few to the window-it was so; be barried on murderous tyrant, in the lion-hearted solrlier.
his clothes, armed himself with a pistol, the servant Hence it is, that Mr. Macready only begins in the
This conception may be too daring an aberration flew to bis loaded musket, and they cautiously foldebe dct, to be himself again." But the glorious from historical and traditional record, yet it is not, lowed the light. The person with a lantern (a man) developement of his puwers, in that and the last act, I believe, very far remote from the intention of was
, as they approached, on " tiptoe," distinctly the mornent that his brow is decked with the diadem, Shakspeare: It may detract some little from the seen stooping and groping on the ground; he was his heart seems tuswell with the very soul of royalty; much heightens its pathetic effect.
seen lifting and tumbling the linen. The serrant moral of his tragedy, but most assuredly it very
fired the robber fell. Exultingly and fearlessly sod, when that soul is roused by the trumpet of re.
now the man and master proceeded to examine the bellion to take “ fiery expeditiou as its wing," it
spot. The robber was dead he was recognized to code sours transcendently.
have been a youth of about 19, who resided a few Nothing can be more magnificent tban the style
TO THE EDITOR.
fields off. The linen was cut across, hundles of it in obich he delivers the fue exhortation to his folSIR.-I am a play-goer, but no critic. ! take great further, the servaat in the presence of his master,
were tied up; and upon searching and examining Pigbt, Gentlemen of England! fight, bold yeomen! am free enough to state in common conversation what picked up a peoknife, with the name of the undappy "Draw, archers, draw your arrows to the head; 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 ac* one 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
Courage that cannot fail to bring down victory on bited on our stage that call on every one to mark the boy to be his lantern. Defence was dumb. their helms. It is strange that Mr. Kean should them with disapprobation, either at the theatre or by The faithful servant received the hundred pounds glede 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 conla dous way he does; to my car, there wounds much inclination to express any kind of disapprobation in a fidentials overseer" and "care-taker,” of the estahartial music in it. Amidst the tumult of the battle, from the whole good medium of publicly condenining what is offensive
This faithful serrant this confidential aring both of Mr. Kean's and Mr. Macready's very severe, but, at the same time, a very just, censure. taker”- this vigilant overseer," was hanged shortly Cichard we feel, he needs not tell us, that be bath I was at the theatre on the two evenings álluded to by after at Dundalk, for the murder of that robber,
his life upon a cast; but Mr. Macready makes T. K.; and can bear witness to the justice of his re- alias that innocent, that unsuspecting, that luckless s feel that it is the life of a sovereigo.--Iu the tent marks. But bad your correspondent seen the low and south.
It appeared, upon the clearest evidence, and by the | Your honours wants to see Any of my work, yule go dying 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 leatly put over One Mr. hanks, with death on GENERAL Appeal. Our portfolio is so crowded with certed by himself, that all was a couspiracy, not ooly one side and time with his hour glass and sithe in the
communications of various kinds, in prose and verst, to escape from the imputation of all the former rob.
original or selected, that it is very possible we may beries, but to get the hundred pounds reward-tbat ocher, i did Death and tim did time and I defie
occasionally fail in making our due acknowledgmers 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.
fa Block of black stone, the same as Mr. Smith did interval between this and our next publication, we 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 vihain contrive his casemdid be prepare the castle chappel where I worked mysel and Tim for 3
of detecting any oversigbt of our own : in the mien circumstantial evidence of the guilt of that murdered months and where id be yet yet if it wasent that i was
time, we beg to assure our friends, that it is our youth_did he gel up a robbery, did he contrive to beelyd, bad lock attend them same that dun it to Mr.
anxious wish, as it is our obvious interest, to as furnish a robber.
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 anpurpose, was this youth; he was artless, affectionate, as i think Tim and i could have dun it any How in a ther more space to the Drama in this day's publica. he was obliging. week say thirty shillings for myself and a Guinea for
tion, than we wish to devote to one subject. The li This boy had a favourite knife, a penknife, with tim, thats 21. 128. 9d. and say two more for the block
ter of T. Q. would not admit of the pruning ka his game engraved upon its baudle. The first act (which is as cheap as bog-Water) that would make it
without deterioration; and as we deem it a very hard of this fiend was to cuax him to give him that knife in all 4. 18. 3. which is cheap enuff in all conshince, if
specimen in its way, we have given it entire, merely as a keep sake. Unconscious of the bloody inten
suggesting to the writer, that if he should farou as tion, he gave it to him. yoor Honours approves of the proposial plase to send
with future strictures, he will endeavour to be sees
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 of our mercenary murder, this miscreant 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, lista e , gedy, for his performance. He tore the liveu 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; command.
an actress of such undoubted talent as Mrs. M'Gibbon. he turned it up in heaps ; he tied it up in bundles,
Some of the characters allotted to that lady during
“ James Meary. as if ready to be removed, and (deep laid and diabo
the engagements of the two actors just alluded a lical treachery!) be placed this favourite knife, this
“ N.B. If any other offers to do the Gob chaper have been sustained with a feeling, discrimination, 2 keep-sake, in one of the cuts himself bad made.
mayby sumthing else mite be in your honours.way. I effect very rarely excelled, and in some instars The stage being thus prepared, he invited the de- would be glad to make a Head Stone or tom stone for
scarcely to be equalled by any female on the British
stage. vored youth to supper, and as the nights were dark, any of your bonours. direct as above.” he expressly bid him to bring with him the lantern
PUNCTUATION.-Our correspondeat T. Q. is entired tu light him bome. At supper, or after, with hellish
to our thanks for the very distinct writing of the WATER IS PUREST AT THE FOUXTAIN'S HEAD. art, this host turned the conversation upon the fa
amanuensis, whose pen he occasionally emploss in
his communications. The favour of his correspos
AN ANECDOTE. vourite knife, this keepsake, which he affected with
dence would, however, be considerably enhanceu, 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 1 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 ce of spot of the bleach green, 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, his father's lantero, which ever cause, had fallen behind in his payment. A vigi. A THOUGHTFUL Fellow next week. he had been desired to bring with him to light bin 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 mention proceeded upon his fatal errand.
crier to be roured, that is, sold by auction, on a fixed larly arrived ; and our impression was, that the ne 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 pleiely in the snare, he made his alarm, and the hor-tenant, who knew his road, made the best of his way
pondents; although they might not have been someone rible, the melancholy crime described was the result. rupted, but forwarded in it by the servants, who con
onward to the Duke's apartment, and he was not inter- rately specified. If we mistake not, we have begins Could there possibly be a stronger case of circluded he came by appointment.
these, more than one communication from the sup?
“ What is the matter, eumstantial evidence than this? The young man Donald ?" said the Duke, as he saw him enter melan
prolific quarter. seemed actually caught in the fact. There was the choly. Donald told his sorrowful tale in a concise, The verses of CORNBLIUS were not overlooked : bertini knife, with his namc on it—the linen cut, tied up in natural manner : it touched the Dike's heart, and pro
would be tiresome and impertinent to the public, if ? bundles ; the lantern acknowledged by bis father. duced an acquittance in form. Staring, as he chearily were perpetually explaining the motives by which se The time, past midnight. The master himself pre- withdrew, at the pictures and images, he expressed a cu- are influenced, in our choice of time and place for the sent, a man of the fairest character-the servant of riosity to know what they were, in his homely way. appearance of every correspondents' favour. unblemished character-all, all seemed quite con
“ These,” said the Duke, with great condescension, The letter of J. T. of Manchester, if not objecte clusive.
“ are the Saints who intercede with God for me." “My
by the writer, shall be inserted in the Mercaya apply yourself directly to God: I went to muckle Saw
Friday. The critique is unexceptionable, but it is litares against our plan, to indulge in political alt
:ney Gordon, and to Little Sawney Gordon ; but if I had THE FINE ARTS!!! not come to your guid Grace's self, I could not have got
sion. We stand pledged to the public to abstana
from such topics.
M. G. if a reader of the Kaleidoscope, must kros
that politics, in any shape, do not come within the The subjoined letter is a genuine copy of one pre once got a painter to paint his own portrait, and that of Anecdote.--The celebrated German bard, Gleim,
range of our work, sented to the Committee appointed by the Dublin Li his friend, the proces Tacobiis Happening':
dine about We refer R. D.,.-Amicus, –and A. I. der er brary Society, for erecting a bust of the late Mr. Kir- this time with the Dean of a nobleman in the wan, the Naturalist, who had been President of the company, who was the friend of both, said to Gleim,
logy, and shall probably notice
them more at leaza
in our next. 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 FRIEND, ci To the Conmiltey 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. , in
Liverpool Mercury Office. aries should send in their proposials for dooing a bust bread off the carpet, her cat, who always before showed of one Mr. Kirwan chat died lately it seems, in this jumped with it in her mouth upon the table. The lady
Evans, Chegwin and Hall, Castle-street; Mr. This great kindness for the bird, seized it on a sudden, and
Smith, Paradise-street ; Town. Now's there's near a man la Dublin that was much alarmed by the fate of her favourite, but on
Library, Lime-street ; Mr. G. P. Day, Newsma, could doo it cheaper nor Deather than myself, and turning about, instantly discerned the cause. The door
Dale-street; Mr. Lamb, Hanover-street ; and Mo. Why, Bekase i ave a Boy Tbat's almost out of his had been left open, and a strange cat had just come into
John Smith, St. James's-road, for ready money onlij. the room! After turning it out, her own cat came down
AGENTS FOR DUBLIN: hand as well as myself, to help me with it. and if | doing it the smallest injury.
Mr. Warbrick, Public
Literary Notices. any influence upon our minds, beļieving 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 hesiNOVELS.
cordihg to our great prose moralist and tation in gratifying the curiosity of our
philosopher (Dr. Johnson), to withhold an readers by informing them, that Mrs. Scott, (lentinued 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 Klo 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 2 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 state, for revision, as lately erroneously stated in the daily paymaster to the 70th Regiment. This letter correction, and methodizing ; nearly the Papers." bas excited considerable attention, even in quar. whole of the poetry is his own composition, fent of the kingdom where we did not know that as well as many of the descriptions : through epen the name of our minor publication had ever his agency the arrangement for disposing
The Gleaner. 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- etup:""
WOTTON. babour attached to these immortal works from ing the continued mystery, in which the Captain Scutt to his Lady; although, we must whole affair is enveloped, it is firmly be- THE SKETCH BOOK obsesve, that 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. favour of the opinion of our correspondent, to that they are solely the productions of his
No. XXIII, wbose letter we beg to refer our readers, after own pen. 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, tó a Colonel in for October.- Edt. Kal. the Army, who is well known, and eminently
(Conoluded from our lash) respected for the gallantry of his services, ** la 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 nothis 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, as 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 hy 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 wood"* 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,
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 be shall not be justified by any argument and had left town a short time previous to sensible of the beauty and majesty of nadeduced 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 me may have been induced to form from procure his permission to use his name, as ideas keep breaking upon it; and we revel mere circumstantial evidence. Nor do we the authority on which we have made the in a mute and almost incommunicable luxury hold that the pertinacious and perpetual statement.
of thought. It was in some such mood, and Genial 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 lost the Avon, that the poet's fancy may have which was the every-day entrance to the had not been entirely regained by the la. sallied forth into that little song which mansion. I was courteously received by mily even at the present day. It is but il breathes the very soul of a rural voluptuary: a worthy old housekeeper, who, with the justice to this recreant dame to confess that i Under the green wood tree
civility and communicativeness of her or she had a surpassingly fine hand and arm. Who loves to lie with me,
der, showed me the interior of the house. The picture which most attracted my And tune his merry throat
The greater part has undergone alterations, attention was a great painting over the fire. 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 i No enemy,
staircase ; and the great hall, that noble in the latter part of Shakspeare's life time, a But winter and rough weather.
feature in an ancient manor house, still I at first thought that it was the vindicaire 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 gives i 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 ruf 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 ruff and 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 meré 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 how 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 fürThe Avon, which winds 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 bis men, killed his deer, had hoped to find the stately elbow chair sloping bank, which sweeps duwn 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 scep, were feeding or reposing upon its borders; comrades in mind at the time, and we may tre 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 old threats of the puissant. Shallow to be a ed Sir Thomas sat enthroned in awful state inansion, 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
"Shallore. Sir Hugh, persuade me not: I will make for my entertainment, I pleased myself with latter :
& Star-Chamber matter of it; if he were twenty Sir the idea that this very hall had been the "Falstay. You have bere a goodly dwelling and a John Falstaffi, he shall not abuse Robert Shallow, Esq. scene of the unlucky bard's examination on
Slender. In the county of Gloster, justice of peace, the morning after his captivity in the lodge. Shallow. Barren, barren, barren: beggars all, begShallow.' Ay, cousin Slender, and custalorum. I fancied to myself the rural potentate
, gars 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 bora, master parson; who writes himself Armigero in
pages, and blue-coated serving the old mansion in the days of Shakspeare, ang bilionwarrant, quittance, or obligation, Armigero.
. 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. The great iron gateway that opened into Slender. All his successors gone before him have brought in, bedroofed and chapfallen; done't, and all his ancestors that come after him may:
custody of game-keepers, hunismen, and the court-yard was locked ; there was 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 ;
of country clowns. I fancied bright faces the deer gazed quietly, at me as I passed, there is no fear of Got in a riot; the council, hear you,
Evanese it is not meet the council hear of a riot 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 a white
Shallow. Ha! o' my life, if I were young again, Bishop Earle, speaking of the country gentleman of the sword should end it !"
his time, observes, his housekeeping is seen much in cat stealing with wary look and stealthy
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 i nefarious expedition. I must not omit to a portrait by Sir Peter Lely of one of the the depth of his discourse. A hawk he esteems the true mention the carcase of a scoundrel crow Lucy family, a great beauty of the time of delighted with the sport, and have his first gloved with which I saw suspended against the barn Charles the Second; the old housekceper his jesses.” And Gilpin, in his description of a NEwall, as it shows that the Lucys still inherit shook her head as she pointed to the pic. Hastings, remarks, he kept all sorts of hounds chine that lørdly abhorrence of poachers, and ture, and informed me that this lady had of all kinds, both long and shore winged. His great maintain that rigorous exercise of territo- been sadly addicted to cards, and had hall was commonly strewed with marrowbones, and full rial power which was so strenuously mani-gambled away a great portion of the family broad hearth paved with brick, Lay some of the choices fested in the case of the bard,
estate, among which was that part of the terriers, hounds, and spaniels.".