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to pursue : variety is its relaxation, and amusement them. The divinities are there stamped with their , was surprised that the Chairman allowed the most viruits repose,”

various attributes; there we see the temples of every lent abuse of ministers, and the most passionate enco6. He that abuses his own profession will not description, gates, pillars, public ways, forums, miums on the Queen. But, Sir, the names of ministers, beer patiently with any one else who does so. And aqueducts, and other

necessary buildings. On Coins alluded to! "The name of the Queen was introduced this is one of the most subtle operations of self-love. are recorded triumphs, victories, and various among the list of heroines who were selected, without For, when we abuse our own profession, we tacitly games; and how else should we discover the ponap regard to political opinions, but merely as examples of except ourselves; but when another abuses it, we attendant on the former but by Coins, on which we female fortitude. are far from being sure that this is the case." see the emperor whose triumph they celebrate, en- He asserts that many of the females were of a descrip

7. “ The sun should not set upon our anger, nei tering the city in his quadrigated car, and frequently tion most to be dreaded by parents ; but he dare not in ther should be rise upon our confidence. We should atteuded by a Victory? Some will answer, “ How propria persona traduce the wives, the daughters, and forgive freely, but forget rarely. I will not be re much superior are statues and ancient buildings the friends of the gentlemen present, who constituted venged, and this I owe to my enemy; but I will to these trifles; there you have the figures as large the female attendants. Many of them I know to be of as life, and all the features as compact as possible!" nor dress could warrant the slightest deviation from the

the first respectability; and neither look, nor gesture, remember, this I owe to myself.”

8. “ Sensibility would be a good portress, if she It must indeed be acknowledged, were these monu-
had but one band, with her right hand she opens ments of antiquity to be procured at all, or even unmanly insinuation.

same opinion of any one present, notwithstanding his the door to pleasure, but with her left to pain." at a price suitable to all degrees, they would be He

says,

“ the language of the speakers can be of no 9. * There is this paradox in pride; it makes some preferable; but those which now remain are either benefit but to those of little or no education.He, men ridiculous, but prevents others froin being so.” in a great measure imperfect or altogether unintel- then, ought to attend; for, judging from the meagre

10. * The hale which we all bear with the most ligible; and Time, as it were, jealous of the glory ness of his epistle, he may, by his own showing, deChristian patience, is the hate of those who envy of the ancients, daily destroys what fire and sword rive some improvement there. Either his capacity is have spared. And ihis is not the only objection : slender ; or, his schoolmasters, having allowed him to

idle, have taken his money for nothing. 11. " Imitation is the sincerest of flattery." time aud money are wanting to procure them; and, 12. « Of all the marvellous works of the Deity, indeed, Kings alone can ornament their palaces will treat him with contemptuous silence) of being of low

He sweepingly accuses the speakers (who, I trust, perbaps there is nothing that angels behold with with thein, their price for exceeding the fortunes rank. Most of them, however, were genteely dressed'; soch supreme astonishment as a proud man ?" of private individuals. If Portraits are made 10 though not, perhaps, superfluously. They have no oc

13. “There is this difference between happiness represent the heroes or Emperors of old, from casion to avail themselves of the good nature of freaky and wisdom; he tbat thinks himself the happiest whence are they taken? Or how are they to be Fortune, who frequently allows a man who is top-heavy man, really is so; but he that thinks bimself the relied on as being faithful representations of those to ballast himself" (like a crazy ship) with an extraorwisest, is generally the greatest fuol.”

persons ? Putin, in his comparison of Medals and dinary load of broad-cloth, boot-leather, and starched 14.“ If the devil ever laughs, it must be at hy- Paintings, says, Elles fournissent encore une muslín. The birth of some of them (G. L. is, it would pocrites; they are the greatest dupes he has ; they utilité considerable dans la societé des hommes, seem, a legitimate gentleman) I know to be as high as

own, whoever he be; for serve bin better than any others, and receive no puisqu'elles preuvent ce qu'elles representent; et

“What can ennoble fools, and slaves, and cowards ? vages; qay, what is still more extraordinary, they que, sans elles, la Peinture n'a pas d'autorité." I

Alas! not all the blood of all the Howards!" submit to greater mortifications 10 go to hell, than will but mention one circumstance to show the

Assuming a knowledge of the prospects of the speakers, ifre sincerest Christian to go to heaven."

utility of this study to those who would under- he sees no advantage they can derive from the acquire15. “ He that will often put eternity and the stand History, and refer my readers to Pinkerton ment of elocution. He would monopolise the whole world before him, and will dare to look steadily at and other writers on Medals, who have filled art of oratory for his son. Let him not despair! If buth, will find that the more he contemplates them, pages with the great advantages of it. Historians the talents of the son be as just, original, and inventive the former will grow greater, and the laiter less. had long doubted as to which Emperor (Carus, or

as those of the father, he may probably stand alone and 16. “ No metaphysician ever felt the want of lan Carivus) the Empress Magnia Urbica was wedded, unrivalled at the bar of justice. Yours,

PHILO. guage so much as the grateful."

but contrary to the general opinion, a Coin assigns
ber to the laiter, and which is certainty the most
indubitable authority. I shall, for the presert

THE ARCTIC NEWSPAPER.
Fine Arts,

close these remarks, doubting not but all must be
convinced of the general utility of this study, as

well as the amusement tu be derived from it, in the We have, we believe, in some of the articles at. ON THE STUDY OF COINS.

words of a celebrated writer ou Roman Coios, who, ready selected respecting the Arctic Expeditiou, after enumerating the beauties of them, says,

who is not taken with these delicacies, with which informed our readers that our adventurous country. (Written for the Kaleidoscope.)

History, Antiquity, and true Literature are so in men, in order to beguile away thuse tedious nights timately connected, is lost to every geuteel study, in the dreary polar regions, had recourse to every and all sensibility of taste."

species of amusement within the power of men so AN ANTIQUARY.

situated. Amongst other modes of beguiling their OTIIERS, ESPECIALLY OVER PAINTING AND Liverpool, February 5th, 1821.

time, they issued a Newspaper, of one number

of which we subjoin a copy. TO THE EDITOR.

Correspondence.

NORTH POLE GAZETTE.-ARCTIC REGIONS. SIR,- am induced by several letters which have

TO THE EDITOR. lately appeared in the Kaleidoscope on the subject

66 We cannot congratulate our readers on any

* Worth makes the man, the want of it the fellow; of Prints, to offer you a few observations on an.

material change in our prospects, since our last. The

The rest is all but leather or prunella." other study, and which, I doubt not but I can con

dark clouds which then bung over us remain undis.

Pope. vince even an AMATEUR, is as useful, if not more

persed, and the most profound gloom prevails. It 3), than that of Eogravings; not that I would

SIR,-Mr. G. L. of St. Anne's-street, has, through is, however, consoling to know, though as yet " no deny to the latter that praise which they so justly the Courier, made an attack upon the Literary Society. pitying ray” bursts on us, that patience and fortimerit, or the amusement they afford to persons of Although he has assumed the garb of public good, it iude have carried others triumphantly through simi. every age; but, by the observations made in those fits him so scantily that the cloven foot is easily disco- lar difficulties, and a night of dreary anxiety has letters, to shew the great utility of the latter. vered: his purpose is to injure the worthy and unoffend- been succeeded by a day of cloudless splendour.

Your correspondent, in recommending the studying President of the society; to deprive him of an That the times are hurd cannot be denied, since of Prints, regreta" that the ancients did not possess in St. Anne's-street, and has a son whom he is bringing to keep the wolf from the door. Under such cir.

honest crust in his old age. G. L. tells us that he lodges with all the exertions we can use, it is no easy task the advantages of Engraving ; for, by the inoans of Prints," he adds, “ we should have been familiar the privilege of publishing downrightfalsehoodsor He says (on board) should be depressed, and we will not dis

up for the bar; in virtue of which excellencies he claims cumstances, it cannot excite surprise that the stocks with all their beautiful and curious possessions.” he has read many accounts in the Kaleidoscope of the resNow, let me ask, where are these beauties to be pectability of the company, and the extraordinary elo- guise the fact, that they have been for some tine fuand? Cast but one glance at a cabinet of Coins, quence displayed at the society. Only twolettes, (as far as I going down. Happily, however, we have still some and you will not only see their possessions,” bui can discover) on the society, have appeared in that print; rum spirits among us, that disdain to recognise in it you will find portrayed the head of Cæsar, the one spoke of the respectability of the company, the care; and though at present they can furnish but with all the feeling of real life; you will there be other praised cloquence generally, (whether displayed in cold comfort, yet cold coinfort is better than none bold the surly looks of a Nero, the placid counte into tens with all the expertness of a Chinese juggler. nance of an Antoninus, and the gross head of Vite! After, says he, reading the bill of fure” (a most appro

Accidents and Offences.-Yesterday, Tom Tarwig Bios: we see the mysterious functions of their reli- priate term for one whose digestive organs are probably taking an airing with Jack Junk, happened by chance gion, and the instruments which served to execute I better adapted for beef-steaks, than for philosophy!) hel to thrust bis pose withio two inches of his comrade's

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MATERIALISM.-On receiving the third part of the diately called out, “Splice me, mate! but your

“ I don't like,” cries Peter, “ a bear skin to wear, examination of the theory of Materialism, which bowsprit's going.” Tarwig immediately raised bis

'Tis so aukward it makes people laugh.

we suppose to be the conclusion, we repeat our hand to his face, but searched it in vain for his

“ That is true," replies Tom, - but the skin of a bear, thanks to TRANSCRIBER, for the opportunity he has Snow was promptly applied to “ Than a bare skin is better by half."

afforded us of becoming the medium for the dissemi. affected; the danger was soon at an end, and Tom

The Fine Arts.-Jem Capstern has just com.

tion of a treatise, which, for clearness of reasoning. could feel his nose again. But for the well-timed pleted a chalk representation of an Esquimaux en.

powers of language, and taste in the arrangement of

ideas, is not surpassed, if equaled, by any disserta. efforts of Junk, it is more than probable that Tarwig gaged in taming a whale. The manner in which the

tion we ever met with, in the course of our reading. would have returned with his nose in his pocket, savage uses the barpoon, as a driller of marines The'writer is a very rare metaphysician, who, not which might have proved a serious inconvenience would use his cane, is very natural, and the whole only understands himself, but contrives to cobrey his to that accomplished snuff-taker.

picture may be considered as a masterpiece. The meaning to the reader. Sam Tupsail was brought yesterday morning bechalk exbibition will remain open to-day and tofore Lieutenant Larkish, charged with having puro morrow, when it must positively close, as the deck SHAUGHNASEY OʻSHAUGHNASEY Esq.–We contie

nue to receive the most solicitous enquiries respect. lvived some brandy, the property of Dick Drylips, must be washed on the following morning.

ing this gentleman, from those who have, we supunder the following circumstances:--It appears that Adrertisements. To be sold, some excellent nose- pose, adopted our hypothesis of his actual existence the brandy being frozen as hard as glass, a diamond gloves, lined with woollen, and made to tie behind. and probable re-appearance in propria persona. We was used by the proper officer to cut out the regular Apply to Bubstay.

can, for the present, say little more on the subject, allowances of the crew. Dick Drylips, at the dance Superior Nostrils, made of quills and reeds, to be

than that we persist in our conviction; and that car on Wednesday evening, being about to perform a worn with Bubstay's noses, is now on sale. Ax for

opinion is, that Sir SHAUGHNASEY, who is a very

PROTEUS, has, this day, embellished our poets' corminuet with a bear, thought it prudent to put two Sam Shroud's.

ner with some lines, addressed to slices of his brandy out of his jacket pocket, from Wanted-A child's Caul. Two slices of brandy cognomen SINCLAIR. an apprehension that they might be broken by his for a right arnest one. Bring it to Jerry Jibb.” movements, in which case the smaller particles

ILLIBERAL AND LIBELOUS ATTACK ON THE would have been in danger of being thawed by the

LIVERPOOL DEBATING SOCIETY.We neer warm bug of bis partner. He accordingly laid them Christmas Boxes,

recollect having witnessed a more mean, tette, on the head of a cask on wbich Sam Topsail was

and cruel attempt to snatch the bread out of the seated. The prisoner at first denied having seen the

GOOD, BAD, AND INDIFFERENT.

mouth of an unfortunate individual, than that esired brandy, but being confronted with Bill Bull's-eye,

(Concluded from our former Numbers.)

in a letter of last Wednesday, signed G. L. It would

be losing time to do much more than give the le d. who saw bim drilling holes in one of the cakes, with

rect to such a shameless calumniator. There is met : view of inserting therein the proogs of a fork, for REPLY TO THE CHARADE IN OUR LAST, PAGE 253.

an individual who was present on the occasion to which the purpose of toasting it,- he was convicted of the

Pil-Lion, which, although it is perfect to the ear, is he alludes, who requires to be told that there is nothing fraud, and sentenced to pay the accuser two slices not quite so to the eye, as it is deficient in one L.

but falsehood and gross exaggeration from one end to of his next allowauce of brandy.

the other in the letter of G. L. ; initials, which w Roger Razorface was accused of cutting and

suppose signify “GREAT LIAR.” The political abuse maiming. The facts were these :-Bob Breeze going To Correspondents.

of ministers, at which this critical dandy is so shocked, down to be shaved, was lathered in the usual way.

was merely a passing compliment paid to the conduar At that moment the cabin door was unfortunately HOUSELESS POOR.-We have once before drawn the

of the Queen, on her various perilous royages by land

and by sea, and in having braved difficulties, which opened, and the soap-suds on his muzzle became attention of the readers of the Kaleidoscope to the would have appalled the hearts of many of the stouter to one instant as hard as marble. Razorface tried poor inmates in the cellar in Blundell-street, who, sex; and all this, be it observed, was introduced, mat to thaw the lather with a red hot poker; but this through the active benevolence of the inhabitants of politically, but as a moral and practical proof that the being objected to by Bob, ou account of its makiog

Liverpool, have been provided, during the winter, intellectual faculties and energies of women were the water boil, which had been laid with the soap, in

with shelter against the inclemency of the night air, as equal to those of men; which was the question for the indenture of his chin, Razorface, at last, took a

well as with fires and frugal meals. The number of the evening's debate. As for the other foul and das.

these poor fellows, chiefly seamen, amounts now to chisel aod hammer to the other part of his face, and

tardly attempt to keep away respectable conipany, b}

upwards of fifty. They are required to be within sicceeded in getting off the lather and beard, and

representing that a great portion of the females pre

their quarters before nine o'clock every evening, and sent were of an iniproper description; it is such a with it part of the upper lip. It was admitted by

have regular sentries appointed from amongst them- unblushing, malignant, and groundless falsehood, Breeze that he obje to the use of the poker, and selves, whose duty it is to see that so proper a regula- that we should not notice it, were it not to express our the magistrate thereupoo dismissed the charge, con- tion is strictly attended to. Having already given conviction, that if such characters as those alluded sidering the application of the chisel to be an act of one specimen of some very humble poetry on this to, have ever found their way into that debating rooms

, his own; and moreover being of opinion, that the subject in the Mercury, we think it only fair that the it has been on the introduction of this G. L. himself

, chisel in question was not a sharp instrument within

the second specimen we have received, should be de- for the very base purpose to which he has subsequent

voted to the readers of the Kaleidoscope. It is copied the ineauing of the Act.

converted the circumstance. If ever a man merite! verbatim et literatim, as we would not presume to use the horsewhip, it is, in our opinion, the writer of this The Drama.-A new pantomime was last night the pruning-knife with a composition upon which, letter; and we entertain no doubt that it is actionsik brought out at the Arctic Theatre, entitled “ The we believe, the homely author sets no small store. unless indeed its obvious motive sball defeat it as North West Passage; or Harlequin Esquimaux."

lignant object, and thus render it impossible to put Our limits will not admit of our entering into the On the Cellar in Blundell-street, appointed by the Friends

of Humanity for the reception of poor, destitute, and

damages. The letter of Philo, on this subject

, vi plot of this piece at present. · Of course there is a

wearied Seamen, and others.

be seen in a preceding column. lack of scenery and machinery ; but, in some instan. Fifty poor men this cellar doth hold,

THE MORALITY OF THE DRAMA.-We shall have ees, the local situation of this theatre gives it an Kept from starvation, and free from the cold;

pleasure in introducing to our readers, next week, the advantage over every other. Where, but in the By friends of humanity long time have been fed original essay of 0. N-k, in vindication of the mo Arctic Theatre could a palace be exhibited, sup- With potatoes, salt herrings, and good household bread; rality of the Drama; but we wish that the auther, in ported by real icicles, forty feet high, bright as crys. With good straw tó lie on, and good coals for a fire, the mean time, would consent to change a signature tal, and thicker than the pillars of Covent Garden Which makes them as happy as they can desire.

so inappropriate to an advocate for morality of this portico ? Many of the tricks are very ingenious, Mr. L-y, a brewer, as people doth say,

however, he must, of course, be permitted to form bija aad at the same time quite original.' [We parti. Has given table beer, to drink every day;

own opinion. cularly admired that touch of the magic wand, And when at their meals they a toast cheerly give, which converted the Paphian Queen into a lamp Not forgetting Mr. S—, another great friend, " Here is God bless the brewer, and long may he live!" We regret the trouble C. has had in copying the extraco

from Lacon, because, having the work in our own of “ unsunned snow.") Who is always relieving poor destitute men;

possession, we would have spared the drudgery of Original Poetry.--Mr. HeaDITOR-I hopes as May he from misfortunes be always free,

transcription to one who can fill up his literary leisure how yowl assert the follering: Tom TACKLE. And in happiness live to eternity.

to so much more advantage. We have long had it But, alas! our provision is nigh done at last,

in contemplation to make a regular selection from Vhat, tho' the vind blows in my face, Which causes some tears from our eyes to be cast,

this extraordinary work; and for that purpose hari Vhile here that ve is stopping, And makes us poor wretches crave charity once more

stored at least one hundred passages; our principal I gaily splices the main brace, From the kind and benevolent, who may have it in store.

object being to avoid those maxims which, from their And sighs for Poll of Vopping. And when in a far country employment we've got,

political allusions, could not have a place in the KaAvay vith care.-Vy, 'tis a sin Our kind benefactors will ne'er be forgot ;

leidoscope, without a departure from the public pledge Our peepers to keep mopping, By hoping our prayers will reach up to heaven

we have given on that point, and from which we never Because ve here so long has bin, For the friends of humanity, who socheerfully have given.

intend to deviate in the slightest degree. Avay from Pold of Vopping. Por soon ye shall get home again,

We will thank Ego to fulfil his promise ; and if the We have further to acknowledge E. P.-A COLLECTOR remainder of the verses resemble the specimen, the

-R. P.-FRANCES-B. And all their mouths be stopping,

whole shall have an early place. Vith fine hale, or vith rum and gin,

Printed, published, and sold by E. SMITH and Ca As I vill Poll of Vopping. HORA OT1082, No. VI. in our next.

54, Lord-street, Liverpool.

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The Philanthropist. sooner does a report of peculiar suffering, corresponded with this miserable lodging

arising either from poverty or misfortune, They had only one stool, and that had been ANNUAL REPORT OF THE “STRANGERS' reach the visitors, than some person im- borrowed from a neighbour. It was about FRIEND, OR BENEVOLENT SOCIETY," IN mediately repairs to the abode of wretched- seven o'clock in the evening when he called: LIVERPOOL, FROM JAN. 1, TO DEC. 31, ness to make inquiries, and to administer he relieved the family, prayed with the 1820.

such relief as circumstances require, and perishing woman, and about nine on the Twenty-eight years have now elapsed their funds enable them to afford. same evening she expired. These had known since the commencement of this benevo- From the numerous instances of accumu- better days, but were probably preserved ent Institution, during which time it has lated misery that have presented themselves from actual starvation through this Instibeen supported by voluntary contributions. during the last year, the two following are tution. Through this long period, the benefits re- selected as specimens of the distress which By relieving numerous families and inulting from its active operations have been prevails.

dividuals, whose cases were equally distresso perspicuous as to preclude the necessity,

On the 4th of January, 1820, one of the ing, the funds of the Society are now exand even the possibility, of any superior visitors received a note, requesting him to hausted ; and the committee have no means recommendation.

inquire into the condition of a poor family of getting them replenished, but by again It must be obvious to every reflecting in a particular part of the town, which was appealing to that sympathetic feeling and Dind, that in a large commercial town like named. Repairing thither, he found, on Christian charity through which the STRANLiverpool, visited by ships from every his arrival, the father out of employment, cers' Friend Society has been so long, uarter of the globe, and containing a popu- who, together with his wife and six children, and so liberally supported. ation of 100,000 souls, multitudes, through were nearly perishing through hunger and They beg leave to assure the friends of i variety of causes, must, at times, be re- cold. They had only one bed, which was humanity, that the sum of human wretched luced to a state of misery. In this forlorn composed of dirty straw; and their only ness remains still undiminished.* Many ondition it is to be feared, that surrounded covering was one filthy blanket, to shelter cases occur which demand more ample rey strangers, and cut off from all resources, the whole family from the rigour of the lief than their resources permit them to any unhappy sufferers sink into despon- season. Being destitute of money, of credit, supply; and it is only by an increase of ency, and, under the joint pressure of and of the necessaries of life, their starva- liberality that the utility of this Institution oferty and disease, after languishing for tion appeared inevitable : and this would in can be extended. season, umpitied and unknown, find their all probability have taken place, but for the It is the cause of human nature in deep st refuge in the arms of death. It was timely aid which he was enabled to admi- distress that now solicits public aid ; and so om a conviction of these melancholy facts, nister. He instantly furnished them with far as the experience of twenty-eight years od with the hope of affording relief both money to purchase soup, sent them some will furnish a criterion of judgment, to those

the bodies and the souls of such children bread, and a stone of clean straw for a new who are gratuitously engaged in this charií a fiction, that this God-like charity was bed. This family still continues in Liverpool. table employment, they feel confident that istituted.

On the 18th of the same month, a poor they shall not appeal to the humanity of Founded upon liberal principles, it knows widow was visited, whose son, living with Liverpool in vain. othing of creeds, of complexions, or of her, could procure no work.

When the 7037 Cases visited and relieved, and 16 000 ountries; but, imitating that benevolent visitor entered the room, he could not for

Quarts of Soup distributed in 1820. Seing, who first implanted humanity in the some time discern any person, through the

This cannot be the meaning of the author; because,

if the sum of human wretchedness remains still “ undi oul of man, it dispenses its blessings on smoke which issued from a few half extin- minished,” it follows, that the efforts of the society have bjects of real distress, many thousands of guished embers, glimmering on some bricks, tended to convey, is, that great misery still exists, notrhom, since its establishment, have been which supplied the place of a grate. A withstanding the very extensive relief afforded by the elieved by its bounty.

light, however, being obtained, he discover- fact our readers will scarcely doubt, when they reflect Among those, under whose notice cases ed the sister of the widow lying on the floor, that there are, at the moment we are writing this note, f calamity are likely to fall, the existence upon a few dirty rags, for they bad neither state, as to accept, with gratitude, the accommodations -f this Institution is well known ; and no bed nor bedding. The other furniture | dition, in Blundell-street-Edit. Kab

of a straw bed, prepared for men in their forlorn con

The Gleaner.

him whither he was destined : in sullen in- and uncouth attire, having no shoes on her

difference and inattention he informed them feet, and her hair hanging in luxuriance, ne “I am but a gatherer and disposer of other men's he was bound to Oneida Castle. His looks small length, on her back; her looks and stuff."

WOTTON.

excited the attention of the party, and ap- her manners bespoke the air and and mien INTERESTING STORY.

peared those of a melancholy young man ; of gentility. She seemed scarce twenty:

his garments were faded though not in tat- her size was small, and her interesting apAt Our readers, after perusing the following narrative,

lers, and had evidently belonged to one in pearance was heightened by a piercing eye, will naturally conclude that we have not selected a higher situation of life than what he seem- and the marks of intelligence and expression it on account of its literary beauties, as they will ed engaged in ; his outward resemblance was it indicated. They told her of their intent not fail to perceive that it is extremely defective in the very Cardenio of Cervantes, and he pos- to remain on the island during the night, style ; although they will probably agree with us, sessed a face and an expression that a Salva. and she politely requested them to make that it possesses other claims to their notice.

tor Rosa would have loved to portray, and use of her house, which they, with many [From the National Advocate, a New York Paper.] accent bespoke him of French descent. He thanks, refused, but pitched their tents near

passed on as if wishing to hold no further it, whilst the bargemen slept at the shore, MR. EDJTOR,—The following short par-converse; and our travelers had scarce ceased near the batteau. The next morning they rative is an account of an actual adventure wondering at the incident, before his canoe made preparations for departure: they disa that occurred towards the clase of the last was far behind them. The batteau slowly covered also in the interior of the but a century :

proceeded on. The sun had sunk below the choice collection of books, scattered about, Late in the autumn of 17—, some Gentle horizon, and the twilight had added new among which they observed a volume of men were performing a tour in the western features to the tranquil landscape, when an- Buffon's Natural History. Before they but part of this state, a journey, at that time, other island of larger extent than what left this abode of apparent happiness and executed with difficulty and scarcely prac- they had already seen appeared before them; sweet retirement, she gave them a briellin ticable. The sites of those beautiful towns it had somewhat of an acclivity, and though tory of herself, which was simply this : She and villages that now line the road through the party had heard of its existence, and the had been sometime in tire country, though which the traveler passes, were then but name by which it was known by the batteau- not always on the island she occupied ; ske the dark impenetrable forest, which few men men of the lake, yet none had ever before had resided for months in the Castle of Onebad seen, and fewer yet had thought of there visited it, or landed on its shores. The bat. ida, among the Indians , she described them fixing their habitations and their homes. teau-men called it “Hager Bust," in Eng. as mild and unoffending'; that she had for Tedious was then the route which now af. lish, “ High Breast,” a Dutch appellation, med friendships there, which had even fords such pleasure; men hurried from a which its appearance and situation rendered that day been of service to herself and boss spot where social intercourse scarce existed, apt and appropriate. The nearer they ap- band; and, as the Indians had not forgota and where none but the uncivilized Indian proached they were surprised at perceiving ten them, they occasionally left at their se held a paramount authority. Towards the marks of cultivation, and as it was now dark cluded settlement, on a return from their close of a delightful autumnal day, as they they looked round for a landing place, ha- hunting excursions, a portion of their gamt. were gently entering in a batteau the beau- ving first made a considerable noise to rouse She told them, with much sprightliness and giful lake of Oneida, they were forcibly the inhabitants of the island, whoever might naiveté, that she had become a heroine, le struck with the islands that opened to their reside there. The party landed; and not that she had often swam from one ise: 19 view after leaving Wood Creek, through withstanding the night had set in, they made another, and showed them a small gan ste which they had been passing, appearing an excursion into the interior, in order to used with great success in the destructia like emerald spots set in the silver expanse. discover the people, who, from the cultiva- of wild fowl. The innocence and artlessThe setting sun reflected on the falling tion they had observed, they felt convinced ness of the woman, together with the variegated foliage the richest tint. Our occupied the soil. With lights which they marks of superior acquirement, contrasta travelers were filled with pleasing emotions had struck in the boat they traced their with the solitude that surrounded her, der at the charming spectacle and the romantic way through a short wood, and suddenly en the particular attention of our travelers scenery nature presented. The dash of the tered at the end of it upon an avenue of shrub- In the course of conversation, they related aar in the calm and tranquil water alope bery, and twigs of trees interwoven in the their meeting with the man on the Late disturbed the sublime harmony; and, from form of lettice work, lining each side of the she answered them it was her husband, will the stillness of all around, seemed the only walk; at the termination of this a rude hut had gone to the castle to procure provisiems noise this secluded spot had ever heard from was visible--they knocked at the door, and They did not wish to ask man. They had scarce emerged from the it was opened by a female, who accosted tions as to the cause of their seclusion ; 2 embouchure of the creek, and entered on them in French: they informed her of the informing her of their intention to leave lie the lake, before, the languid strokes of a cause of their visit, and then asked her if island immediately, she flew in a mom*** distant oar caught the ear of our travelers ; she was not disturbed by the noise and with an eager avidity to oblige, to the it sounded nearer and nearer, and they soon cry they made ; she told them no, for she den; and, with her own hands

, dug found it proceeded from a small canoe, ha- thought it occasioned by the Indians, who vegetables from the ground, and presera ring in it one solitary being; and as it ap- were her friends, Our travelers beheld her them to her guests. Before they departe proached alongside the batteaux they asked with surprise ; she was clothed in coarse they selected some wines out of their starch

any further

quer

1 GENERAL WASHINGTON.

and other articles which would be luxurious weight of two pounds, and termed the dupondius | row, and far back; and it fastens with a full bow of for her in this comparative wilderness, and Afterwards they impressed on them the head of pale pink ribbon under the chin. Black kid shoes. Jaqus on one side, and on the other the ship of

Evening Dress.-A round dress, composed of net, left them where she was sure to find them, Saturn, Castor and Pollux, &c. But as great men

over a white satin slip: the dress is finished at the boto as they considered it an indelicacy directly induced ihem to strike Coins, which we term the ruche there is something very novel in the vilton

increased, so tbe desire of perpetuating their actions com of the skirt with a full ruche of net, edged with to offer them to her, for they did not hesitate Consular, or Coins of families, not improperly rangement of this bouillonne: it is interspersed with in believing she had seen better days, and so called, thong they do not always bear the name blue and white zephyreene ornaments called crabs, 3

of a Consul, being struck in the consular age of name which is very appropriate to their form. The had been the ornament of some society, the Rome. But it was not until the time of Julius corsage is cut moderately low round the bust, and ra. loss to which might not, perhaps, have Cæsar, when commences the Imperial series, that ther long in the waist :'it is composed of blue and easily been supplied. They left the island, who impressed his on one side, and not uofrequently front, on each side of the bust, with lace, which is so · highly interested at the incident that had on the other tbat of Anthony or other great men of disposed as to form a fan stomacher : the back is plain : the time: and this custom was continued by each the bust. Short full sleeve, made of net, over white

a single fall of lace, set on moderately full, goes round occurred, and uttering an inward prayer succeeding Emperor till the destruction of Rome satin : the net is disposed in folds, which are edged for her welfare. They jumped into the by the Goths, and even to a much later period : with blue zephyreene; the last fold is also finished batteau and proceeded onwards, and made but they are so barbarous as to destroy the beauty with lace at the edges they are looped up with bows of the series whilst they enhance its value.

of blue zephyreene. The front hair is a good deal a stop at a settlement some miles down the The next coinage was that of silver, which took parted on the forehead; it is dressed in very light curls, lake ; and having related their adventure to place, according to Plioy, in the year of the city, and falls low at each side of the face. The hind hair

484, when Q. Oguloius Gallus, and C. Fulvius is disposed in braids, which do not come bigher than some of the settlers, and inquired concern- Picior were Consuls, being five years before the first the crown of the head. A pearl bandeau, broughe ing them, they related the following infor- Punic War, or 266 B.C. They at first bore a dom, and a full plume of white

ostrich feathers droops to nation : that the Lady (for such our travel- car with Jupiter on the other, having the word thick down, which gives it a peculiar beauty and !Ts were already convinced she was) had ROMA indented beneath : Dr. Hunter had uo less richness. Necklace and ear-rings pearl. White sacia jeen once a nun in France ; that she had han fifteen of them of various weights, from 92 shoes, and wbite kid gloves.

grains to 58 grains. Afterwards we bave the jeen taken from a convent in Lisle, by the silver Consular, the most interesting, certainly, of the three metals; but of them more particularly in

Anecdotes. jerson they saw, and carried to America ;

a subsequent letter. hat the cause of his occupying the island And lastly, we come to gold, much less amusing

ANECDOTE Fas his extreme jealousy: that he rigorously 600 of them known, whilst we have about 2,000

than the other, and of less extent, there being bul estrained her from going any where from it, silver, and 200 brass; and from the devices they

When Major P. Ferguson was serving in America, ind bad refused to let her visit the wife of bear being, without one exception, repeated on the he and some of Lis riflemen were stationed in a wood, silver coins, of thein nothing more deed be said.

in front of Gen. Knyphausen's division : ".We had not bue of the settlers, who had requested There are also Coins of lead, of ancient date, Ferguson, “when a rebel officer, remarkable by :

lain there long,” lays the Major, in a letter to Dr. him for that purpose,

and they also though evidently used by the Romans; Patin men hussar dress, passed towards pur army, within a ban.

tions one in bis “ Familiæ Romanæ," page 200, dred yards of my right flant, oot pe eceiving us. He bentioned his name. How strange that inscribed C. PADANI. Also, another of Nero, was followed by anocher, dressed in dark green and uch feelings should pervade a man among with the legend, NERO CAESAR. They are fre- blue, mounted on a good bay horse, with a remarkably he wilds of the forest ; that he should not quently mentioned by authors, especially Plautus, high cocked hat. I ordered three good shots to steal

wbo
says,

near and fire at them; but the idea disgusted me; I rehink the being on whom he has placed his

called the order. The hussar, in returning, made a “ Tace tu, Faber, qui cudere soles Plumbeos Nummon.”

circuit; but the other passed within a hundred yards jarthly affection secure in a solitary isle,

of us : upon which, advanced from the wood, ro

We fiod in the cabinets of the curious, a few spe- wards him. Upon my calling, he stopped; but, after which holds but ber and himself for its in- cimens of iron-money; one was shown me by a looking at me, proceeded. I again drew his attention, habitants! - From an old memorandum book friend, a short time ago, of Julia Domua, and of and made a sign to him

to stop, leveling my piece at y one of the party.

undoubted antiquity; but, being seldom met with, bim; but he slowly continued his way, As I was the remark alone shall suffice,

within that distance, ac which, in the quickest firing, I An ancient writer mentions tin money of Diony could have lodged half a dozen balls in or about him, sius, but none has yet been discovered. They are mine ; but it was not pleasant to fire at the back of an

before he was out of my reach, I had only to deterFine Arts.

frequently found of what the French call “ potin;" unoffending individual who was acquitting himself very

and for a further description of the other mixtures, cooliy of his duty, so I let him alone. Íbe day after, ON THE STUDY OF COINS.

I will refer my readers to Pinkerton, or Dr. Rees's I had been telling the story to some wounded officers,
Encyclopædia, under the head “ Medals,” where who lay in the same room with me, when one of our
they will find a fuller account than the limits of surgeons, who had been dressing the wounded rebel
Ibis letter will allow me to give.

officers, came in, and told us, that they had in(Written for the Kaleidoscope. )

AN ANTIQUARY.

formed him that Gen. Washington was all the mord

ing with the light troops, and only attended by a Liverpool, February 12th, 1821.

French officer in a hussar dress, be him elf dressed and TO THE EDITOR,

mounted in every point as above described. I am not

sorry that I did not know at the time who be wao." Fashions for February.

· Fair Bon Mot.-At an elegant private ball lately, a SIR, The Romans having established Magis. rates for the superiutendance of the fabrication of Morning Dress —A wrapping dress, composed of rather doubtful apology was received from a gentleman, seir money, by degrees introduced the use of it

, cachemire: the waist is the usual length; the body stating a reason for his non-attendance, that he had uscomes up to the throat, in the back of the neck, but is immediately observed that, it was a LÁME eacust.

A lady in the company fibree wetals, gold, silver, and the various modi a little sloped in front, and turns over all round, so as estions of copper, as well as its various sizes; to form a pelerine: il wraps across before, and disbe gold denarius, called the aureus, and the silver plays a little of the fichu worn underneath. The back CRANIOLOGICAL PUN.-A small party the other lenarius, are the most common size, though we bas a little fulness: it is of moderate breadth, and a evening, when amusing themselves with experimenta in ave quinarii of both metals, and the first, second, good deal sloped at the sides. The sleeve is easy; but craniology, and exploring with great eagerness each at third brass, the minimi being ranked by col. not wide: it is finished at the wrist by folds of gros other's skull for the various characteristic BUMPS de. ectors frequevtly with the latter.

de Naples, to correspond in colour with the dress. scribed in that science, found that a musical gentleman According to the best authorities, the first Ro. The girdle is also of gros de Naples : it is rather broad, present had not the least appearance of the harmonious aan Cuins were struck in the reign of Servius Tullus: moderately wide: it wraps across to the left side, and devoted to Bacchus than to Apollo) exultingly exclaimring

large pieces of brass, rudely impressed with is fastened up the front with bows to corresponded, on feeling his caput, that he possessed, in a very pro he figure of an ox, ram, or of other cattle, from Head-dress : a cornette, composed of full bands of minent degree, the Organ of Music.” Ah! said a #bence the name pecunia. There is, in the Pem- net inserted between plain ones of letting-in lace; the friend, the Organ of Music? It must be the WAAWL orokieo collection, one bearing the ox, of the crown is remarkably low; the ears are cut very nar- organ then.

LETTER IL

OX THE ROMAN COINS IN GENERAL.

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