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"Tis night; 'tis silence. This green forest glade

# The following whimsical string of puris, which Smiles tremblingly, all conscious of the splendour, appeared in the Liverpool Mercury, VoL VII. page 90,

The tinge, the silv'ry tinge, so soft, so tender, and also in the old series of the Kaleidoscope, Vol. L. In which the moon its verdure hath array'd.

page 16, is now re-inserted, at the desire of a reader, And is this loneliness ? Ah no! these silent beams who has perused it in the Saturday's paper, without Speak to the heart, like tears from pensive beauty's being aware that we had before noticed it. The Editor eyes.

of the last-mentioned journal, ascribes the composition
Poetry.
Hark! the night zephyr warbling o'er yon dark pine, to Mr. Canning, on what authority we know dok.

AN EPITAPH
(ORIGINAL]
A melody more plaintive e'en than lover's sighs.

ON THE TOMBSTONE ERECTED OVER TBL YA
But when I walk unheeded 'mid the haunts

QUIS OF ANGLESEA'S LEG.
SONG.

Of worldlings, whom no link of sympathy can bind
Oh! Hope, thou arch deceiver,
To me; and gaze around, vain hope, to find

Here rests, and let no saucy knave
One soul congenial; and my bosom pants

Presume to sneer and laugh,
How gay thy pictures are!
One faithful heart to press in warm embrace ;

To learn that mouldering in the grave
Yet, oh! what mortal ever
And cold is ev'ry eye, and cold each face.

Is laid a British calf,
Has found them true as fair ?
Oh! this I feel is solitude. Then let me speed

For he who writes these lines is sure
Still! still before me, dancing,
My flight from crowds to me so void and cheerless,

That those who read the whole,
Thou lead'st thy phantom train ;
And seek the home of one in love; so peerless,

Will find such laugh were premature,
And I am still advancing,
That when I greet her tim'rous welcoming blush, and read

For here too lies a tole.
But strive to catch in vain.
My hope's assurance in her eye's expressive glance,

And here five little ones repose,
Begone! I will no longer
All dreariness dissolves 'neath her mild radiance.

Twin born with other five,
Thy phantasies attend;

TITYRUS QUILLET. Unheeded by their brother toes,
No; thou shalt find me stronger
Liverpool, Nov. 28, 1820.

Who all are now alide.
Than to thy sceptre bend.

RECOLLECTION.

A leg and foot, to speak more plain,
Nay, stay! though thou deceive me,

Rest here of one commanding,
Thy visions still are dear ;
When I think of the pleasure so often enjoy'd

Who tho' his wits he might retain,
Thou must not, shalt not, leave me,
With the maid I so dearly did love;

Lost half his understanding.
My sweetest solace here!
The moments of rapture I've pass'd at her side,

And when the guns with thunder fraught, Stafordshire Potterios.

E. J.
When beneath the cool shade of the grove :

Pour'd bullets thick as hail,
When I think of her features, more blooming by far

Could only in this way be taught
SORROW.
Than the Hebe which fiction hath givin;

To give the foe leg-bail.
And her eyes, that were bright as the evening star,

And now in England just as gay
What is it, maiden, makes thee weep?
When first it emerges from heaven:

As in the battle brave,
I saw the rose upon thy cheek,
It was but yesterday ;
When I think of her form, which the Graces had cast

Goes to the rout, review, or play,

With one foot in the grave.
In so beauteous, so heavenly a mould,
But grter has been with sudden sweep,
And reflect on the joys that for ever are past,

Fortune in vain, here show'd her spite,
And left a ruin bleach'd and bleak,
On the charms I shall ne'er more behold:

For he will still be found, And torn the rose away. 'Tis enough the fond heart of thy — to sever,

Should England's sons engage in fight,
That vivid beam has left thine eye :
Were it not for the balm which thy friendship bestows,

Resolv'd to stand his ground.
Alas! that sigh was deep : oh! say
And the hope that in death he'll soon sink to repose

But Fortune's pardon I must bego
What wrung it from thy breast ?
Where his anguish and he will be parted for ever.

She meant not to disarm,
Some dark and hidden mystery
July, 1817.

And when she lopp'd the hero's leg,
Kas dash'd the sunshine of thy day,

She did not seek his b-arm; And robb'd thee of thy rest.

(SELECTION.]

And but indulg'd a harniless whim, oh! maiden, there is grief that preys

Since he could walk with one,
THE COAL AND THE DIAMOND.
With greedy tooth upon the heart,

A FABLE FOR COLD WEATHER.

She saw two legs were lost on him And drains the fount of life:

Who never meant to run. Thine is that grief, but fate decrees

A coal was hid beneath the grate That from its pang thou soon shalt par

('Tis often modest merit's fate,)

0 The following joke,

yed off by the late R$ And end the 'mortal strife.

'Twas small, and so, perhaps, forgotten :

Sheridan, has been recently making the tour of Whilst in the room, and near in size,

newspapers, with the omission, however, of the Yes! and that beav'n-directed gaze

In a fine casket lined with cotton,

cumstance in which consists all its wit or piquanti Informs me that this joyless sphere Thou canst no more approve, In pomp and state, a diamond lies.

viz. that Kelly, the composer, who is the subject “ So, little gentleman in black,"

the bon mot, was reported to be a great prasical plati Sir.ce sorrow dims thy early days,

The brilliant spark in anger cried,

árist, who brought with him, from the context Thy thoughts are fix'd, thy hopes are clear

“ I hear, in philosophic clack,

many of the most popular airs in " Blue Besenli On happiness above. “ Our families are close allied ;

“ The Haunted Tower," &c. which pass for bis on Staffordshire Potteries. . ,

“ But know, the splendour of my hue,

composition. Edts. Kaleidoscope.
SOLITUDE.
«« Excell'd by nothing in existence,

IMPROMPTU,
“Should teach such little folks as you
"Tis night, and all is gloom. No moon, no star,

“ To keep a more respeetful distance."

On KELLY, the Composer, becoming a Wine-nerekss

and asking Mr. Sheridan's Advice what he should Save one pale wanderer above is roaming:

At these reflections on his name

himself, or how he should write up his name: Below no light, save from the billows foaming

The coal soon redden'd to a fiame;. 'Gainst this stern rock, in vain yet vengeful war.

Of his own real use aware,

You know, my dear Kelly, 'thas often been said, And is this solitude.Ah no! there is a voice

He only answer'd with a sheer

You've borrowed more music than ever you made; Which parley holds with man in the wild tempest's “ I scorn your taunts, good Bishop Blaze, And already 'tis whisper'd you're made Tery, free roar,

“And envy not your charms divine ;

With mixtures and compounds of every degree; And bids his soul sublim'd in heav'nlier might rejoice, “ For know, I boast a double praise,

Then tell the plain fact, and your name you may As did the sacred blast from Delphin's cave of yore. “* As I can warm as well as shine."

Importer of Music Composer of Wine

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Barometrical Pressure. Temperature | Rain, &c.

BY THOMAS HANSON, Surgeon.
Deducted from Diurnal Observations made at Manchester, in the month of November, 1820.
OF THE ATMOSPHERICAL PRESSURE AND TEMPERATURE, RAIN, WIND, &c
METEOROLOGICAL REPORT

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The Naturalist's Diary,

THE EVERLASTING ROSE.

When, as up the blue profound,
Hail to thy hues, thou lovely flower! :

Summer Climbs her noon-day height,
For DECEMBER, 1820.
Still shed around thy soft perfume ;

Not the breathing of a sound
Still smile amid the wint’ry hour;

Wanders through the depth of light
And boast e'en now a spring-tide bloom.

When o'er harvest-waving hill,
(Concluded from our last.)
Thine is, methinks, a pleasant dream,

And on gaily-blossomed heath,
Lone lingering
in the icy vale,

Autumn glows; or, beauteous still,
of smiles that hail'd the morning beam,

Wears the golden veil of deathThe everlasting flowers, which form so pleasing an

And sighs more sweet for evening's gale!

When, like some unspotted corse
orgament to our parlours in winter, and indeed dur.
ing ihe whole year, deserve some gotice in this Still are thy green leaves whispering

Shrouded in its virgin white,
Low sound to Pancy's ear, that tell

Nature yields to Winter's force, es muath, so destilale of Flora's beauties. The species

Of morning's, when the wild bee's wing

Only to revive more bright of the genus gnaphalium * mostly cultivated are, (1 )

Shook dew-drops from thy sparkling cell !

Glorious Author of the year,
The everlasting tree (gnaphalium arboreum); (2.)
The red flowered everlastiog (g. ignescens); (3.)
In April's bower thy sweets are breathed,

Teach us at thy shrine to bow!
The eastern-everlasting, or immortal Avwer (ý orien

And June beholds thy blossoms fair ;

As thy varying months appear,
In Autumn's chaplet thou art wreathed,

Let our lips renew the vow!
tale), whose shining lemon coloured Auwers fre.
And round December's forehead bare

Rev. F. Hodgson. queatly serve for ornamental purposes, and are

kavra by the name of everlasting, a name appropri. With thee the graceful lily vied, Date to the whole genus; (4.) the sweet-scented ever. As Summer Breezes waved her head;

29.78 | Mean, Elasting, or eternal Power (g. odoratissimum); (5.)

And now the snow-drop at thy side

30.18 | Highest. The American everlasting (y. margaritaceum).

Meekly contrasts thy cheerful red.

29.28 | Lowest. This plant is a native of North America, where it 'Tis thine to hear each varying voice,

.90 Range. frows in vast quatities in uncultivated fields, glades, That marks the seasons sad or gay,

.42| Greatest variation in 24 hours. bills, &c. and is called life everlusting; because the The summer thrush bids thee rejoice, silvery beads, properly dried, will keep their beauty

And wint'ry robin's dearer lay.

3.8 | Mean daily Spaces in inches.

11 | Number of changes. loog, without changing. It is also found in Kami. Sweet flower! how happy dost thou seem, icbatka: agd with us in England; having been ob- 'Mid parching heat, 'mid nipping frost ;

| Real Spaces in Inches. lerved near Bocking, in Essex; and on the banks of

Real Number of Changes.

While gathering beauty from each beam, • Ramney river, in South Wales, for the space of 12 No hue, no grace of thine is lost !

43.75 Mean. miles. 'Io Wales it is used to adorn the graves of Thus Hope, 'mid life's severest days,

Highest. the departer, elegantly alloding to immortality by Still smiles, still triumphs o'er despair ;

27° | Lowest. the unfading nature of its Aowers, and to spoiless Alike she lives in Pleasure's rays, parity by their snowy whiteness. This plaut is often And cold Affliction's wint'ry air.

31° | Range

130 Greatest variation in 24 hours. bacaltivated in coltage gardens. (6.) The plantain

Charmer, alike in lordly bower, leaved everlasting /gnaphalium plantagineum); and And in the hermit's cell she glows;

2.173 | Inches. 7.) The common shrubbery everlasting (gnaphalium The Poet's and the Lover's flower,

16 | Number of wet days. fæchas.)

The bosom's Everlasting Rose!,

12 | Foggy. Mode of Culture.-- Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, may be io. The oak, the beech, and the hornbeam, in part,

Snowy. reased by slips from the heads or cuttings, by plant- retain their leaves, and the ash its keys. The com

Haily. ag them in pots of light earth in the spring or summon holly (ilex aquifolium), with its scarlet berries, 0 North. · per months, and pluoging them in a moderate bot. is now conspicuous, as is the pyracanthus with

0 | North-east. bed, refreshing them often with water. When they its banches or wreaths of fiety berries on its dark lave taken full root, they may be removed into se green thorny sprays; and those dwarfs of the vege.

East. parate pots, and placed among other plants of the table creation, mosses, and the liver wort (lichen),

3 | South-east hardy exotic sort. They require the protection of now attract our notice.

10 South * a frame in the winter season. The redbreast is still heard to chant his cheerful

South-west. No.7 may be increased in the same manner, being straiu,' and the sparrow chirps. Towards the end 1 | West. placed at once where it is to remain, in a shady of the month, woodcock shooting commences ; and 3 | North-west. sheltered border, or other piace that is proper. the spipe (scolopax gallinago) becomes a prey to 3 Variable Nos, 5, 6, may be easily raised hy dividing and the fowler.

Calm. planting their creeping roots where they are to grow,

0 Brisk, Either in the autumin or spring months. These three The goodness of the Creator is not more manifest

0 | Boisterous last are sufficiently hardy to staud the open air in in any thing than in the return of day and night, heat vara situations. They are all ornamental plants, and cold, summer and winter. We are pleased with

REMARKS. the former in the green-bouse collection, and the lat the light in the morning, but it is after we have

The greatest daily variation of the barometer was on rested well in the night; when a few bours are speut, the 12th which was preceded by foggy evenings and ter io the open ground.

we grow weary of the light, and wish for the return As to the common European sorts, if the seeds are of the silence and darkness of the nocturnal seasonmornings. The gradual rise of the mercury and other permitted to scatter, the plants will come up in the After a long cold winter, we joyfully welcome the appearances on that day, indicated an approaching frost, spring with greater certainty than if they were sowa; approach of sommer; but, when scorched a few but in the course of the following night there was a sudbut they are regarded rather as weeds than garden months with its heat, and ready to faint, the return den change from clear to gloomy, and a loss of i42 of an planta.

of winter is not so onpleasant to us as it appeared inch of mercury, as above stated ; the consequence was The graphalium dioicum, mountain-everlasting or more early in the spring. But whatever effect these brisk showers of rain. At eleven o'clock in the evening Pud-weed (cat's foot), is a native of most parts of successions may have upon us, it is certain they are of the 18th, being serene and almost clear, was a large Earope, on open downs, and is one of our most very beneficial. The light of the day is advantageous

Elegant species; the flowers of a beautiful rose-co. for managing the toils and bosiness of life ; and the but faint lunar halo. The greatest daily variation of tour. It is found on Newark-heath, and Gogmagogo coolness and stillness of the night are as suitable for temperature, was on the 10th and 11th. Mean tempehills, Canham-beath near Bury, Swaffham aod Strat- rest and sleep. The summer heat is necessary for pature of the 14th week, commencing on the 28th of

ton heaths, in Norfolk; in Cornwall, Wales, on Ber- ripening the fruits of the earth, and hastening the October, 44.93 ; 456b, 46.°4; 46th, 88.04; 47th, 46°2, Bock, and Wittering heaths, in the northern counties, harvest : but tbe winter's cold and hoary frost are 48th, 44.07, ending on the 1st of December. and in Scotland. It flowers in May and June. The subervient to prepare the earth for the seed, and Cape of Good Hope is most fertile in this genus, render it fertile. This dreary season is service

Ice has been noticed frequently throughout this month; but several fine species grow in South America, and able both to man and beast: it gives a new spring often attended with hoar frosts and dense fogs. On the rome are found in New Holland. The mountains and vigour to nature.

16th, in the morning, the temperature was five degrees and Gelds of different parts of Europe produce va.

Glorious Author of the Year,

below freezing, and in the country still lower. My rious species, but few of the more handsome, except

Teach us at thy sbrine to bow !

friend Mr. John Blackwall, of Crumpsall, two and a graphalium arenarium and its near relation gna- As thy varying months appear,

half miles north north-east of Manchester, has favour. phalium olympicum of our gardens, gaibered about

Let our lips renew the vow ! Bathinión Olympas by Dr. Sibthorpe; both which

ed me with his register of rain for the last three monthg. When the dove-eyed Spring looks out

Mr. B.'s account for September is 2.87 inches; Oetovie with gnaphalium orientule in their shining gold

From her infant pest of Howers, en Qc lemog colour; and, the Olympicum at least is

On the
green fresh woods about?

ber, 4.41, and November 2.77 inches. His rain fnnnel a boardy perennial, of easy culture.

Sparkling in the sunny showers

and gauge are exactly the same as mine.

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The Gleaner.

stay or reside at any place, either on the part of the
collectors of the capitation, tax (Kharatsch) by their

Antiquities.
demanding from him this tax, or on the part of
I am but a gatherer and disposer of other men's others, on other pretexts, contrary to the imperial

Literature. It is announced from Rome that M. stuff.

WOTTON. capitulations; but that he be protecied and defended, Mai, the principal Librarian of the Vatican, has made by giving him a friendly and polite reception,

and by several discoveries interesting to the lovers of ancient THE SEVEN SLEEPERS.

providing that he be accompanied, at his own expense, learning. Among these are parts of the books usually by a sufficient number of courageous guides in places designated as lost,

of Polybius, Diodorus, Siculus, and & The old man must be departed, or fallen into some case be taken that he may pass freely and safely, where they may be in danger to be feared, and that Dion Cassius; fragments of Aristotle, Ephorus, H5.

perides, and Demetrius Phalerius. Fragments of 11 fit, for tbe noise I have made would have waked I order, in consequence, that he be treated in the rious other ancient works have also been discovered the Seven Sleepers." manner above-mentioned,

but the names of the authors are not known. She Tales of My Landlord, Third Series, You then, ye Judges and other Officers above-men- fragments have been found of the Byzantine writers,

tioned, know, that, ic being proper, according to the such as 'Europius, Menander of Byzantium, Prises, When the Emperor Decius, persecuted the Christies of sincere friendship, and the claims of good un- and Petrus, Protector. The fragments are of precisely tians, Seven noble youths of Ephesus concealed derstanding which subsist between my Sublime Porte the most interesting parts of these historians M. Ma themselves in a spacious cavern, on the side of an vellers and persons belonging to that Court, this illus- tides, and seven books of the physician Oritorijas, which adjacent mountain ; where they were doomed to trious command is issued, in order that, whilst the are a valuable acquisition to the History of Natura perish by the tyrant, who gave orders that the en-above-mentioned nobleman is travelling with a Tatar Science. The fragments

discovered of Polybius coe, trauce

, should be firmly secured by a pile of stones and two Frank servants, to the said places, and return- rain the 39th book, in which he announces that the They immediately felt into a deep slumber, which ing from them, he be nog troubled or molested on the 40th and last will treat of chronology. was most miraculously prolonged, without injuring road, or at the posts, or when he may, stay of reside

Antiquitics.- Professor E. D. Clarke, of Cambridge

, the powers of life, during a period of 187 years: collectors of the capitation tax, by the demanding from has ascertained that the famous Soros, found by I. Bele

at place, eitber on of whom the inheritance of the mountain

bad descend texts, contrary to the imperial number of courageous consists wholly of Aragonite. This discovery, and At the end of that time, the slaves of Adolu's, 19 him this tar, or on the part of others, on other prea zoni, in the chamber of the tomb of the kings, which

opened by traveller in ed, removed the stones, to supply, materials for guides, in places where

there may be danger to be will give an additional interest to the most surprising some rustic edifice. The light of the sun darted feared, and that case be taken that he may pass freely relique of antiquity in the world, has been cominsa into the cavern, and the Segen. Sleepers were per. and safely. pitted to awake.

1 command, therefore, that on the arrival of this cated by the Professor to the Cambridge Philosophical After a slumber, as they thought, of a few hours, supreme order, nobly issued as above-mentioned, and

Society. they were pressed by the calls of hunger, and resolv. to which all obedience is due, you act conformably to

4 Stone Coffin, containing a perfect skeletop, of nej ad that Jamblichus, one of their number,should secret. its tenour, and understand it thus, and repose faith in large dimensions, which is supposed to have lain in the ly return to the city, to purchase bread for the use of the noble signaturė. bimself and his companions. The

yoush, if we may the year one thousand two hundred-and-thirty.
Written towards the end of the month of Saafer, in ed lately by the workmen in digging the new road

earth ever since the days of King Stephen, was discose still employ that appellation, could no longer recog

Rodway-hill, Mangotsfield, near Bristol. nise the once familiar aspect of his native country ;

From our well defended residence of Constantino

ple. aud his surprise was increased by the appearance of

A large quantity of old silver coin, in fine preserpatica

principally in the reigns of the Edwards, was dug up! a large cross, triumphantly erected over the princi,

few day ago by some labourers employed by Richard pal gate of Ephesus. His singular dress and obso THE PLEASURES OF PAINTING.

Wormald, Esq on Tinsil Common, near Leeds iete language confounded the baker, to whom he offered an ancient medal of Decius, as the current “There is a pleasure in painting, which none but

A letter from Bourdeaux says, "A few days ago cpin of the empire; and Jamblichus, on the suspio painters know."-In writing, you have to contend with Castelman, in Medoc, several silver coins or design

were discovered amongst the ruins of the Castle of cion of a secret treasure, was dragged before the the world: in painting, you have only to carry on a of Aquitaine, which exhibit on one side the effigs elde judge. Their mutual enquiries produced the amaz,

You sit down to your Prince of Wales in a ducal attire, armed with a star ing diseovery, that two centuries were almost elapsed friendly strife with nature

, since Jamblichus and his friends had escaped from task, and are happy. From the moment that you take standing under a gothic canopy; and on the stars the rage of a Pagan tyrant, The Bishop of Ephesus, up the pencil, and look nature in the face, you are at separated by a full cross, marked with sir post the clergy, the magistrates, the people, and it is said, peace with your own heart. No angry passions rise to indicative of the value of the coin. Round the per the Emperor Theodosius bimself hastened to visit disturb the silent progress of the work to shake the trait of the Prince is the legend.-ED. PO. GNS. KE the cayern of the Seven Sleepers, who related their hand, or dim the brow; no irritable humours are set

AGL. B. Eduardus primogenitus regis Anglier, B. story, bestowedl their benediction, and at the same alloat; you have no absurd opinions to combat---do ceps.)

on the reverse.-ACIT. PRNCPS.°( Aquitania Prias instant, peaceably expired!

point to strain-no adversary to crush-no fool to auLITERAL TRANSLATION OF A TRAVLILINGFIRMAN noy; you are actuated by fear or favour of no man.

Anecdotes.
For Mr. WILLIAM TURNER,

There is " no juggling here," no sophistry, no intrigue,
Issued the 10th of February, 1815. no tampering with the evidence, no attempt to make SINGULAR ANECDOTE OR MOZART.

black white, or white black; but you resign yourself · [Taken from Turner's Tour in the Levant. } into the hands of a greater power that of Nature,- One day when Mozart's spirits were unusually oppresa

with the simplicity of a child, and the devotion of an sed, a stranger, of a tall, dignified appearance, was SULTAN MAHMOUD KAN,

enthusiaststudy with joy, her manner, and with troduced. His manners were grave and impressive. By EVER VICTORIOUS, To the Glorious Judges and Substitutes of Judges, rapture taste her style.". The mind is calm, and full at told Mozart, that he came from a person who did se Mines of Science and Eloquence, who dwell on the same time. The band and eye are equally employed. wish to be known, to request he would compose a sakura the road in going and returning by sea, from my In tracing the commonest object-a plant or the stump mass, as a requiem for the soul of a friend whom he bed Gate of Happiness, to the places hereinafter named, (may their science be increased) and to the Most of a tree-you learn something every moment. You recently lost, and whose memory he was desirou di dlustrious amongst their likes and equals, the In- perceive unexpected differences, and discover likenesses commemorating by this solemn service. Mozart und tendants and Chiefs of Janizaries and other Ofl- where you looked for no such thing. You try to set took the task; and engaged to have it completed in cers, (may their powers be augmented.) On the arrival of this high imperial writing, be, it down what you see, find out your error, and correct it, month. The stranger begged to know what price he known to you that the Model of the Great of the Na - You need not play tricks,or purposely mistake

; upon his work, and immediately paid him a hundred dion of the Messiah, the Ambassador Extraordinary with all your pains you are stil short of the mark. Pa ducats, and departed. The mystery of this visit seemed from the Court of Englaod, residing at my Sublime tience still grows out of the endless pursuit, and turns to have a very strong effect upon the mind of the more has set forth in a note, sealed with bis seal, which he it into a luxury. A streak in a flower, a wrinkle in a cian. He brooded over it for some time; and then cabo has presented to my Gate of Happiness, that Mr. Tur leaf, a tinge in a cloud, a stain in an old wall or ruin denly calling for writing materials, began to compris ber, an English nobleman, desires to go by sea, with grey, are seized with avidity, as the spolia opimo of with extraordinary ardour. This application, homeren a Tatar and two Frank servants, to Rhodes, Cyprus, this sort of mencal warfare, and furnish out labour for was more than his strength could support; it brought thence to Baront, acd Cairo; and then to return to another half day. The hours pass away untold, with-on fainting fits; and his increasing illness obliged his my Gate of Happiness: and he has requested that an out chagrin, and without ennui ; nor would you ever to suspend his work. "I am writing this requiem tas imperial order be issued to the effect that, wbilst the wish to pass them otherwise. Innocence is joined with myself !” said he abruptly to his wife one day ; above-mentioned Englishman goes, with a Tatar.and the ewo servants, whom he takes with him to the industry, pleasure with busigess, and the mind satis- serve for my own funeral service ;" and this impression above-named places, and returns from them, he be aot, fied, though it is not engaged in thinking or doing any never afterwards left him. At the expiration of the molested on the roads, or at the posts, or when be may mischief,

month, the mysterious stranger appeared, and demanded

IMPROVEMENTS ON THE PUMP.

the requiem. “I have found it impossible,” said Mo. Scientific Records. Eart, "uo keep my word; the work has interested me

The Hull paper states, that an ingenious towns. more than I expected, and I have extended it beyond (Comprehending Notices of new Discoveries or Improve man, has obtajned a patent for a certain improveby first design. I shall require another month to finish

ments in Science or Art; including, occasionally, sin- ments in pumps of various constructions, for The stranger made no objection; but observing, Medical Cases; Astronomical, Mechanical, raising and conveying water and other liquids, and that for this additional trouble, it was but just to increase the premium, laid down fifty ducats more, and promised

ralogical Phenomena, or singular facts in Natural principles to ships' pamps.” The chief of these im.

History; Vegetation, &c.; Antiquities, &c.; to be provements is the application of a syphion to ships? to return at the time appointed. Astonished at his whole

continued in a series through the Volume.] proceedings, Mozart ordered a servant to follow this sin

pumps and others, which, when the water is raised

to the short leg of the syphon by the common power goder personage, and, if possible, to find out who he AMERICAN AEROSTATION.

of the pump, above the height of the place where it can ms: the man, however, lost sight of him, and was

MR. GUILLÈ'S ASCEŃSION,

be discharged by the larger leg, will of course lessen Mliged to return as he went Mozart, now more than

the weight of the colá må of water to be otherwise persuaded that he was a messenger from the other ent to warn him that his end was approaching Saturday afternoon, the 1916 October. By some is proved by experiment, that a weight of tess than

I started at 35 minutes past three o'clock on that contained is the upright leg of the syphon. It with fresh zeal to the requiem ; and, in spite of unistake, and many people interfering to assist me 30 lbs. applied to the tever of a ship's pump, will,

hosted state both of his mind and body, completed in ascending, the balloon lost a considerable quane best the end of the month. At the appointed đáy, tity of gas. lo less than five minutes I ascended to where this invention is used, raise as large a column

of water as would otherwise require a weight of upthe stranger returned ;—but Mozart was no more ? – the

distance officeo feet, when the earth disappeared Wards of 60 168 ; or,
tù my vie“; there was not a sufficiency of distance the quantity of'water may be vended as can be done

, in other words, nearly double Edialargh Review.

between my situation and the earth that 10 diseo by the ordinary pumps nuw in use, with the usual ANECDOTE OF LORD BYRON. gage myself from the balloon, would have been at.

labour. teaded with great danger. In this situation, when In front of Newstead Abbey, ten miles from Not. I could not see any part was transferred to a

SIGN POSTS. et

of monument, eftcted by Lord Byron, the poet, to the clear region, and had the advantage of the sun, H. Harvey, of Wickham Skeith, Suffolk, states, hemory of a favourite dog. Near it were formed wbich made the earth lappent to ine to be through the Gentleman's Magazine, that he has pres free vaults , which were also prepared by his Lord with show; from thence I entered into another repared a model for direction-posts, with painted letters,

giving light in such a manner as to be legible in the hip In one of them are deposited the remains of gion of clouds, much darker than the former

ones, Dight time, and retaining that property for several years. favourite dog, and in the other two, his Luidship and having no valve to my balloon, I was obliged to This is certainly a humane and useful invention; and it ended his owu remaios and those of a favourite ascend much higher than I wbald otherwise bave is to be regretted in this respect that the immense aggre. avant to be also interred, when the hand of death done. Io this situation, when I ascended about gate of human inconvenience, disappointment, and suf borld close their eartbly career.

35,000 feet, according to the calculation I made fering, occasioned by the neglect of the most simple ex:

with the help of a barometer, which I had with me, pedients, is suffered to exist in a country like England. The following Inscription was placed on the Monument the air was so obscure, that I could neither see the If we could take into one view all the eyils of a single Near this spot

balloon or parachute, and owing to the great cold i gear from the want of direction-posts generálly, and of Are deposited the remains of one experienced, and also the fatigues, I fell asleep, and the common precaution of having the names of places Who possessed Beauty without Vanity, slept for some time. I would still bave contioued houses, it would lead, we think, to the universal ador;

on the road inscribed conspicuously upon some of the Strength without Insolence, Courage without Ferocity,

balloon, which made it very, heavy; and this I át than may

it both practices para la condescent piece comiteriah And all the Virtues of Man, without his Vices.

first be supposed to the public comfort and tribute to the cause why my descent was sooner benefit. Thich would be unmeaning flattery it inscribed than I expected. A singular circumstance, and

NEW GLOBES.
wbich I never bave experienced, happened to me iu
Human Ashes,
my descent: during the time I remained surrounded

A Berlin artist, Mr, Charles. P. Khummer, has Is but a Just Tribute to the Memory of by clouds, I could distinctly hear the report of recently published a globe with the mountains boldly Boalszegii.-A Dog,

guns; I attribute this to the atmosphere being ge-executed in relief: This method impresses the subject Who was born in Newfoundland, May, 1803, nerally covered with clouds; and believe that a more forcibly upon the mind than the mode hitherto son and died at

commotion in the air will sooner communicate it to employed, and Newstead, Nov. 18, 1808.

consequently admirably suited for a dark than a clear atmosphere. When I first dis- geographical instruction and knowledge. Many years ago, Judge Buller presided at the Win- corered the earth 1 descended so rapidly, owing to

A mammoth gourd was cut in the garden of H. P: chester assizes, when a prisoner being on trial for a ca- the balloon being so heavy, that my paracliute Tozer Aubrey, Esq. of Bromhall, near Oswestry, which, ial offence, the Judge desired the Jury to consideropened itself. When I got to the ground, in an through the peculiar management of its cultivator, at leir verdict. They turned rourid to do so, except one open field, and having nu grappling irons, 'I was attained the weight of one hundred and thirteen pounds!

to-boned countryman, who amused himself with look- dragged about the distance of Market-street, until ag about the court. Judge Buller said, ': Why do not the balloon was arrested in its course by a forest, cow, not four years old till about Lady-day next, which

Mr. J. Carr; of Liyerton, in Cleveland, farmer, has a Da consult with your brother jurymen ?” He answered; where, with the assistance of some persons, I was has already had eight calves, viz. two before she was I shall do as they do my Lord.”. On this the upright able to get out of my basket and seeure the balloon. two years old, two before she was three years old, and on hudge ordered the officers to take that fellow out of the Mr. Rapbell Smith, to whom I herewith offer my the 14th ult. she prematurely calved four more. al him out of the Court. The Judge, then, turning to siucerest thanks, was kind enough to accompany le prisoner, congratulated him on having escaped with me to Trenton, where we arrived at eighit o'clock, commissioned by the French government to make re

, a life for that time, the law requiring that he should P. M. e tried by a pánnel of 12, and there were only in honcst

searches in the interior of Africa, arrived at Bordeaux, arors!

ARTS AND SCIENCES IN AMERICA,

on board the royal ship the Panther, on the 3d ult. after an

absence of two years. He has brought with him a valuaThe following circumstance took place in a neighbour.

ble collection of objects, of the animal, vegetable, and wag town a short time ago. A fellow hearing there was

Mr. Randolph, an American chemist, asserts that mineral kingdoms; amongst the former is the skeleton letter for him in the post-office, accordingly went for it. he has discovered the long lost secret of the mortar or of an enormous hippopotamus, which, after a perilIn the postmaster's handing it to him, he frankly con- cement of the ancients, which was proof against fire, ous combat, he succeeded in killing and dissecting A

sed he could not read, and requested the postmaster to water, and the influence of time. He states, that Paris journal gives the details of his fearful encounter pen it, and let him know the contents, which he very his composition daily growing harder, becomes more with the animal, and adds. “Great praise is due to the cadily did. After getting all the information he wanted, and more solid and unalterable. He has not judged English for their hospitable and generous conduct to

in Se his politeness, and dryly observed, “When I have Sheldon, of Springfield, in North America, affirms, prohibited under severe penalties, but this interdiction e knowingly shrugged up his shoulders, thanked him proper to make his secret known to the public.ir. wards him. Their Hon. Commander favoured me change, I'll call and take it!”

that he has discovered that the bark of the chesaut was dispensed with in favour of the French naturalist : During the late polar expedition, one of the she tree (Fugus castanea ) contains twice as much of the they aided him in every thing calculated to insure his ļolves of the country where the ships were laid up, substance used in taoding as oak bark, and almost success, without, however, concealing from him that ormed an intimacy with a ship dog, and alnost daily as much dyeing matter as campeachy wood. they thought success impossible. When, contrary to isited him for some time, as if he bad belonged to the

all expectation, he had succeeded, the English cordially Sme species. At last, the dog, a setter belonging to

A valuable assortment of succulent plants, consisting rejoiced, and loaded the fortunate hunter with the most ne of the officers of the

Griper, followed his wild com- of four hundred species, many of them extremly curious sincere congratulations. It is pleasing thus to see the Banion, and was never seen more. Another dog. from and rare; has recently been presented to the Botanic love of of science unite, as by family ties, all civilised ve Hecla, also went off, but returned, though with his Garden, at Glasgow, which was before

one of the finest people. It is consolatory, and gives a better idea of uroat all mangled collections in the kingdom.

human kind.!!

over

CURIOUS MOUSE TRAP.

could not agree, I shall feel extremely obliged if 1 of this ponderous work. The cause of all this linger. We have often heard of rats and mice having been

you, or any of your correspondents will answer ing is, that the gentlemen engaged in preparing this them.

C. R.

dictionary enjoy a pension, which will cease whenever *captured by oysters; and this week to record an in. 6th Dec. 1820.

their labour is concluded; consequently, as long as the stance of this naturc. A dead mouse bas been

academicians retain any taste for pensions, the dictionary sent to our office, together with the oyster, in whose If a person loses a thing, will he look for it in a will remain unfinished, and the public must coattiver

dispense with it. jaws the little animal's head' was made a fatal captive. place wberé be has no idea of finding it? This singular mouse-trap together with the victim to epicurist, have been exhibited in the window of our he gets it or not, go for that thing?

If a person goes to seek a thing, does be, whether To Correspondents. office, for two or three days, where they shall remain

LYTHROGRAPHIC MAP OF CAPTAIN Paul's as long as they continue innoffensive. The authority upon which we relate this fact, is Mr. Phenix of the

A THEATRICAL ASPIRANT.

POLAR VOYAGE.-Owing either to the want of a

perience, or of management, or perhaps of both; bet Liverpool Library, from whom we received the specimen;

certainly from no deficiency of inclination or pe.

To thec HEDITUR of thee CALIDISCOAP and who assures us that the parties were actually “caught

verance, we are obliged, for a while, to abandon me

intention to present our readers a Lythrographie in the fact."

SUR,

sketch, illustrative of the recent voyage of Capuar

bi av ballwisc ad ha grate dissire too happere Parry. We shall resume our efforts, however, in ta SLAUGHTERING ANIMALS. bon thee stayge hio thee karractur hof sum grate

new branch of the graphic art; as we are not in the

habit of abandoning any speculation without a "full, The Mosaic law 80 strictly prohibits the cating of mono ban bas hi fine thar his too bee ha bamture blood, that the Talmud contains a body of regulations shud lyke too bee won hof thoas beonuvuleut The Biographical Sketch with which we were meantipurfurmanse furthee bendefitt bof tbee pure bi

fair, and impartial trial." concerning the killing of animals ; and the Jews, as a hinduvidials wich boffers there sarvis greatis fur

time since favoured by HENRICUS shall appear

, pes polat of religion, will not eat the flesh of any, animal won giouey ba nite. being ba commiccali soart hof

bably, in our next. The MS. required a little rete not killed by a butcher of their own persuasion. Their ba chopp han ha gud dele givven too loffing hi sbud sion. method is to tie all the four feet of the animal together, priffur thee karraktor hof jewleus Scissar. ba han. bring it to the ground, and, turning its head back, cut ser wil hoblige mulch.

The insertion of the Original Biography of LADIYA, yure bobejent Sarvent

MOUTH would be in some respects incompatible via the throat at once down to the bone, with a large,

Choubbent.

timmotbee.

the design of our work. very sharp, but not pointed knife, dividing all the large

Neither the paper on the Parallax of the Fired Siary vessels of the neck. In this way the blood is discharged

nor the verses of Fleur de Lis, have been overlockel quickly and completely. The effect is, indeed, said Literature, Criticism, &c. to be so obvious, that some Christians will eat no meat

CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE.-Before PALLOICE

mences the task he is about to impose upon himself but what has been killed by a Jew butcher.

FRENCH GRAMMAR.

we recommend to his notice a small volume, entitled A cruel method of preparation for slaughter used to

“Cecil's Sixty curious and authentic Narratives, " i the practised, though now much less frequently, in re

TO THE EDITOR.

in which he will find upwards of one hundred paper

occupied with circumstantial evidence, some da te gard to fhe bull. By some ancient municipal laws, ao

Sir,- In looking over your Kaleidoscope, of the

most interesting of which we have already presenta - butcher was allowed to expose any bull beef for sale,

to our readers. As the work is in our possetoian, * unless it bad been previously baited. The reason of 7th and 14th ult. I was surprised to see the objections started by W. to the French expression, Mes

state the circumstance in order that oar correspondet this regulation probably was, that baiting had the effect très chers père et mère, as violating, says he, the

may not be subjected to the superfluous drudgery of rendering the flesh or muscular fibre much more rules of concord. But I was still more surprised to AMATEUR THEATRICALS.–As it seems that manistan

transcription. tender; for it is an universal law of the animal econosee the wrong application made by both s. M. and

view has taken place between several of the theatrial my, that, when animals have undergone excessive fa- P. C. S. of the examples they quote, in order to

aspirants, in spite of the misunderstanding alluded tigue immediately before death, or have suffered from prove that the above expression is not correct, and

in our last, we conceive that, having contributed a lingering death, their flesh becomes sooner tender in opposition to the opinion given by the French

“ break the ice," we may retire, under the impactant

that “ Othello's occupation's gone !" than when suddenly deprived of life in a state of gentleman alluded to in the first Kaleidoscope, who

very properly said it was correct. To couvince those health. The flesh of banted animals also is soon ten- gentlemen, that, notwithstanding their great know- The “ Pig in the Poke;" recommended by A Cova der, and soon spoils; and it is upon this principle only ledge of the French grammar, they have been rather

STANT READER, shall have a place. that the quality of pigs' flesh could be improved by the mistaken, I shall observe, 1st, that in these exam We have not yet had time to peruse the DISAPPOINTII horrid cruelty said to be practised by the Germans, of ples, mon père et ma mère sont venus; mon père, BRIDE, and the narrative signed A NATIVE. whipping the animal to death. Another part of the ma mère, mes frères, &c. : il faut régler ses gouts, same receipt to roast a pig, wild boar fashion, consists ses travaux, &c. &c.; in a word, in all those great We shall attend to the instructions of R. D. in making him swallow, some hours before put to grammar, the possessive pronouns are joined to the ORIGINAL CRITICISM8. - We have little doghe er death, a quantity of vinegar aromatised with herbs. substantives, without the interposition of any other

the proffered papers of Y. Z. are on dramatic liter We notice this, because we thiok the action of vinegar word between them, which is not the case in mes

“ Thc Iron Mask," the first opportunity. given to animals before death, in rendering the fibre très chers père et mère. 2d, That this expression is mellow, deserves to be examined. It is a common generally made use of in addressing our

parents The Rev. Mr. Philips's SPEECH ON ST. Axdat=' practice in the country to give poultry a spoonfal or jointly; for, then we never say, mon très cher pere

DAY.-In reply to A SCOTCHMAN, we can only be ewo of vinegar sometime before they are killed, when of a clowo, and would at once detect a great defict mu très chère mère, wbich would smell too much

serve, that if we should be favoured with a cops de they are to be dressed immediately. Popular practices ciency of education. 3d, In the commandments of

the speech delivered on St. Andrew's Day, by the Rete

Mr. Philips, which is so warmly recommended, · are seldom without some foundation, and with this, our Lord, taught in all the buarding-schools in shall be happy to give it a place in our pages, pron the fact that acetic acid, or vinegar, has a peculiar che- France, we say, tes père et mère honoreras afin que ,ded we find, upon a perusal, that it is of a como mical action on fibrine, connects itself. The Moors in tu vires longuement. Many other examples might plexion, adapted to our work. West Barbary, before they kill a hedge hog, which is be quoted, which I omit for brevity's sake.

Messrs. W., S. M., and P. C. S., instead of quo.

Further Acknowledgments..

J. P.; VERITAS BA esteemed a princely dish among them, rub bis back

WELL WISHER; R. L.; B. H. D.; R. D.; LA ting the names of so many classical French gramagainst the ground, by holding his feet betwixt two, as

ROCHE; Y. Z. mariaos, as rejecting the above expression, ought, men do a saw that saws stones, till it bas done squeak. tbiok, to have quoted the passages of their gram lag, and they then cut its throat.”—Mr. Jones, Phil. mar, by which they reject it.

1. B. I.

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TO THE EDITOR.

tionary of the French language. It is now about 50 Smith, Paradise-street ; Mr. Warbrick, Pubbe

years since this dictionary was commenced, and it is said SIR-Having been engaged in an argument con- in about 200 or 250 years hence, we may, see, at least the first five letters of the alphabet are finished. Thụs

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

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