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Oh! if thou canst but love in part,
And art so fickle grown ;
And give me back my own.
you this my maiden essay on the morality of the Drama Should it be acceptable to yourself and readers, 1 pour. pose writing two other papers; the first on the morality of Shakspeare, the next on the morality of our other distinguished tragic poets.
LORENZO Liverpool, Feb. 9, 1821.
HORACE, BOOK IV. ODE 13.
“ Audivére, Lyce, Di mea vota." Lyce, the gods have heard my prayer With favour ; you begin to wear ;
In short, you're growing old ;
To laugh and look so bold.
Besides, to tell the truth,
And loves the cheek of youth.
And wrinkled is your face ;
Some think it a disgrace.
Would mock your faded charms; Ah! beauty, whither dost thou fly? Complexion, too, is turning shy,
And grace no longer warms.
And turned my foolish head ?
But Cinara is dead.
Unsentenced yet to die,
In its own ashes lie.
ON THE MORALITY OF THE DRAMA.
« All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players."
Amongst the¢fforts of genius to delight and instruet
mankind, by picturing the stormy billows or the riga BY THOMAS MULOCK, Esq.
pling waves that roll down the tide of life, spatching
from the gulf of oblivion “the deeds of the dayed I have not wandered with unheeding eye,
other years," or exhibiting the virtues and the vices of Midst nature's marvels; I have sought to blend
the existing generation, none seem so eminently calo My mind with what I gazed on, and to pry
laced to make a deep and lasting impression upon the Into the hidden worth of charms that lend
mind as the well-executed Drama. "The painter
, with A loveliness to earth ; my soul would rend
the peocil of taste, may portray the city, the paltar, The cloud that veils our vision, and behold
the cottage, and bid their various inhabitants part The inward grace and glory that transcend
from his canvas in the fidelity of time, and pkte
, z. Our farthest thought of beauty ; see unrol'd
circumstance: but bis powers are limited to a nanen Creation's page, and mark-what truths are brightly cary glance upon human action; imagination must lend told.
its influence to fill up the chasm ibat precedet and
follows his exhibition : his objects (as if nature bod And never did there meet my gladdened glance, made a pause to enable him to sketch them) prevent A wonder more awakening, than the sight
themselves in one immoveable position, and maker Of that cloud-mingling mountain, on which dance The dying splendours of the sun-set light
assist the mind to conceive, than impart to it the aer
mated semblance of the active and living reality. The That gilds the glowing west; the icy height
historian may lead us among the illustrious who him Seems crown'd with roses, momently they fade, long been gathered to their fathers, but be canned As deeper sinks the day-star, but his flight
lineate his figures under the deep workings of passico, Flings hues more tender still, than first arrayed
together with the surrounding scenery, with that rapt The ensky'd snows that here a heavenly hand hath laid.dity of expression, which can alone cause the crmplex And now those tints are vanished, with the rays
picture to burst upon our view; there is still a baze That gave them borrowed being, and now crowd obscurity around it that perplexes the keen eye of a Before us the pale vapours : day decays
riosity. The poet who revels in the lexuriant a More palpably. ' A cold uncoloured cloud
gions of imagination we can accompany with les Spreads sadly o'er the giant-erag a shroud
difficulty; pursuing pleasure rather than stubborn trish, Dimensionless; the evening shadows fall
unbridled fancy completes and embellishes the ; And find us still to contemplation vowed ;
with him obscurity may lend
charm, for in the For death had darkened o'er us, and the pall
haze of twilight objects more pleasing chan truth 1 Of our own pensive thoughts at length envelops all !
at noon-day supply often burst upon the imaginatie But the drama ist unires the powers of the historia, the poet and the painter, with a peculiar faculty of
own. Here we do not see the action painted, as is Drama.
domb show; nor do we hear it narrated as by an en witness, or sung to the tune of the minstrej barp; but
we see the living likenessce or the beings shemselves (Written for the Kaleidoscope.)
arrayed in all the pomp and circumstance of vared
character. The curtain of tini is drawn up, and the TO THE EDITOR.
prince, the warrior, the lover, and the peasant pas le
iore us in the attitudes, the converse, and the bathed “ To write, or not to write; that is the question: real existence. The moaced castle with its terres de Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
Gothic hall, the gorgeous palace and the burable cose The stings and arrows of neglected lore,
tage, the hill, the field, the grove, and the ocean Or take up “pen" against a horde of critics,
view; and our ears are charmed by the tender setenta And by opposing, d-n them.
of the love-sick maid, or stunned by the bursting & To write,--to think: to think,-perchance to err. of the infuriate combat. The charm is up: **** Aye, there's the rub; for in this poring mood
borce away to an inaginary world; we feel an arden What blunders may arise, when Pve thrown off
interest in its events, and in the fate of its inhabitasse My maiden diffidence !"
we are indigoant with the oppressed; we erat v "But who would bear the whips and serns of the times, the triumphant; we are enthusiastic with the adres The proud man's sneer, the dunce's contumely, turous; and we sympachise with the distressed. Lt. When he might bravely his renown achieve
hibitions which thus" hold the mirror up to datore, With a grey goose quill."
and “ give the very age and feature of the time bet
form and pressure, cannot fail to make a deep impre SIR,—The above quotation will inform you that I whether this sumptuous banquet of intellect be demo
sion on a cultivated mind. It remains to be considered am an essayist just out of the egg. I am an old bache- ralizing to those who partake of its • pectared swers. lor, who have some time meditated trying the experi- It appears to me that the morality of the Drama bit ment, whether a man of moderate knowledge of the generally kept pace with that of the age in which world, a good deal of travel in early life, an ordinary of the existing Drama, I will not tire you with a kar education, and little reading, could possibly enter the history of our earliest exhibitions. The applausecours Republic of Letters without being stung to death by ed by the aucients in the sixteenth century was that of a critics, who, unable to write any thing original them- motly concourse, who, themselves uprefined, knex site selves, fatten, like drones, on the labours of the literary, thought conveyed in glowing language. A single par adventurer. Having heard of the decision against the was frequently the mongrel baniling of two er met Drama, at the Literary Society, last Tuesday, and being writers, who, spurning the tramels of arrangentes, unable, from hereditary gout (which, together with a save it to the world with the rapidity and negligent family bible, comprises the greater part of my father's Addison the stage, in some degree, vindicated izgut legacy to me) to attend the debate in person, I tender from the charge of immorality. Gamer Gurton's.
TO AN ADSENT FRIEND.
And canst thou talk of friends away,
With spirits so elate,
Dependant on their fate!
With thoughtless levity ;
Beneath thy scrutiny.
de (1575) one of the first comedies extant, was soon | full and strong, bearing along triumphantly its devoted to the bosoms and businesses of men," bas injured the a lowed by those of Shakspeare, Johnson, Fletcher, victims, and whirling them amidst its storms; until cause of virtue by rewarding it oft-times with wealth and Massinget; and in the seventeenth century the the author in the plenitude of his charity is pleased to and honours, always with the sweets of approving in gic Drama, divested of the conceirs, mysteries, and communicate a coup de grace, or suffer exhausted na- conscience; that he has encouraged vice by awarding stiffness of our ancestors assumed a character more re- cure to sink to rest beneath the boiling waves. Talk- its followers fearful dreams, and penalties, and horrors,
ined. Lillo was the first who entered the walks oting of villians, it appears to me that we are very partial and violent death. i domestic life and pictured tragic scenes of human mi- in England, ro the representatives of his satanic ma- That there are some dramatic writers who, like Oto
sery and human suffering. Cibber, in co nedy, lashed jesty on earth; and it is to be regretted, that it is pos- way, have never “ moralised their song” cannot be the absurdities of high life, and satirised its affectations. sible, that in our admiration of a Kean or a M.Cready denied. But shall we fling away the nourishing wheat At length our natinnal love of the surprising, and our in Richard, in Sir Giles, and in other demoniac parts, through indolence to separate the few cares that are domand for a more vehement exhibition of the passions, our admiration of the action may produce a momen- aniong it? The public have the power to curb the lia, Silled forth nur present class of comely, which de- tary palliation of the atrocities of the characters they cenciousness of the stage, as well as of the press, by highes in perplexing incidents, some occasional pathos, represent.
withdrawing their patronage from ics abuses. Where the poraveling of confusion, and hair breath 'scape;' These are a few of the evils attached to the Drama. there is no market for immorality it will never be froon virgin misery, and doubi, and fear, to the surn. I should do injustice to the cause I advocate were I 10 reared. It is for the public to apply the pruning-koise mit of cənubial bliss; and our tragedy, abounding adduce more; seeing that niy powers are unequal to where its operation may be wanting. It is for them w:b deep pa hos, a generous lover and his weeping do adequate justice to its sterling merits.
to establish the stage as a spotless ornament to our mistress, a villain who aims the assassin blow both at It appears to me that all our accepted plays are of a country-the school of national refinement the cradle their loves and their lives, piciable distress, bloodshed, moral cendency. Those of Shakspeare are not only of aspiring genius. It is for them to divest of its poimadness, and premature death.
highly calculated, in their development of plot; sonous qualities the feast of reason spread before the It will no doubt be argued by some that the conven. fix the generous purpose in the glowing breast," but generous and the free, that th:y may banquet on the ing of a multitude of people to witness dramatic exhi. they abound throughout with virtuous and impreso invigorating and nectared sweets of poesy and intellibitions tends to demoralise, by leading the young and sive truibs. There is nu situation in life which he has gence. Rosary to expenditure and evil communication. But, not touched with the skill of a master, the feeling of were there no places of public amusement, does it for a philanthropist. No man ever said so mucb, and that low, that after the fatigues of the day, the cheerful so much to the purpose. Equal praise is due to other
Scientific Records. sech will necessarily betake hiinself at such a period masters of the Drams, whose productions bave main. to solicary study and improvement? May he not, taiued possession of the stage. Where have we liner for his is the season of pleasure and carelessness) be
or more affecting lessons than those conveyed in the allured to partake of the demoralising, and extrava. • Gamester," the “Fair Penitent,” or in the homely (Comprehending Notices of new Discoveries or Improve. yant enjoyments of the tavern, or the still more dan- buc impressive play of “George Barnwell ?"
ments in Science or Art; including, occasionally, sin. gerous vices of the brothel; where, with stronger in- No play can, I think, maintain possession of the gular Medical Cases; Astronomical, Mechanical, lacements to delioquency, he has not, as in the theatre, stage, in an enlightened country, unless its avowed or Philosophical, Botanical, Meteorological, and Minehe smallest chance of improving his native language, apparent object be to expose and punish vice, to exalt ralogical Phenomena, or singular Facts in Natural » his mind, by hearing the impassioned and glowing and reward virtue. For bowever prone to vice, how- History; Vegetation, &c. ; Antiquities, &c.; to be Halague of beings under the influence of bigh mental ever callous through long atrocity, the verriest villain continued in a series through the Volume.) acitement? If theatrical representations are to be de- cannot gaze upon the sublime and beautiful picture of jouaced, because the dissolute will be found to attend virtue with being struck witb admiration and res
IMPORTANT TO THE PUBLIC. kein, what shall we say of some of our places of wor. pect. He admires the ebulition of generous feeling, hip? what shall we say of St. Peter's Church, where, the overflowings of the noble heart, although his own n Sundays, the appointments of the licentious are be a stranger to its finer sympathies; he bursts into in
ANTIDOTES; OR, REMEDIES FOR POISON. consummated within the very portals: and over the dignation at perfidious cively in another, when repregraves of those whose remains surround the holy sented in its blackest colours, although he would not
07 The following important information is now cir. actuar!
Shall we denounce the holy doctrines have scrupled to perpetrare it himself; he joins jo moght withis as the cause of this, and that religion the triumph of persecuted worth, although he him- culating gratuitously, which seems to indicate that the nase be fluog aside because its mansion is prof.ned ! self bas been a persecutor: and thus the representation advice is entitled to more than ordinary attention : Laurediy not. Lamentable as is the fact, determined of characters, the murkine s of whose minds is unen
1.-When the preparations of arsenic, mercury, anice will, vben driven from one spot, tiad another livened by ope glimmering ray of hydrove select them timony, copper, or of any metal, or when any known thereon so nestle; and if we renounce a general good from utter detestation, is intolerable on the stage. Even substance of matter has been swallowed, and there have ecause it niay be converted into a partial evil, adieu Richard III, had the attribute of unshaken courage; speedily ensued heat of the mouth and throat, violent Ind the marauder at his unhallowed work even under some "compunctious visitings
we nature: when speak ately drie plentifully of warm water, with common be gibbet! The question, therefore, is not the abuses that may dagger, she says, “Had he not resembled my father as near whose pı!!ow she had just placed the murderous soap, or white of egg, or common sugar, mixed with,
or dissolved in it. Two or three Quarts of warm water, practised at any public assembly, but the moral he slepé, i bad done it." Thus the worst characters a dozen eggs, or a pound of sugar, will not be too
with from three or four ounces to half a pound of soap, Feet produced by theatrical representations upon an atentive audience. That some of these are slightly represented or the stage have
much. emoralising, because they are childish and foolish,
"Left a name to other times,
2:—When the preparations of opium, henbane, nightjust be allowed. Of these the most apparent are the
Linked with one virtue and a thousand crimes."
shade, hemlock, tobacco, foxglove, or stramonium, or arlequin feats, the purpose of which seems to be, to Tragedy improves and strengthens the stronger affee- any poisonous fungus mistaken for mushrooms, or spiing human nature and human infirmity inco con- tions, by calling them into exercise: and the punish: rituous liquors in excess, or any other unknown mat, mpt and ridicule. Mr. Harlequin, with a wooden ments it generally distributes on the guilty, may, in all ters have been swallowed, exciting sickness without pain abre, skips about the stage like an overgrown baby likelihood, more than once, have arrested the arm of of the stomach, or producing giddiness, drowsiness, scaped from nurse, aping the agility and attitudes of a the lawless oppressor, or even tbal of the meditated and sleep, give instantly one table spoonful of flour of per jumping jack. Pantaloon personifies old age, murderer. Comedy interests our lighter passions, dis- mustard, in water, and repeat it in copious draughts of abecility, and dorage, and is disdained, cheated, and pelling the clouds of peevishness that so often eclipse warm water, constantly, until vomiting takes place. If ugbed at by all the world. Columbine is an impu. ihe glow of domestic content; and we are both bap the person become so insensible as not to be easily ant jade, who skips about after the said man of lath, pier and better when we have resigned ourselves for a roused, give the mustard in vinegar, instead of water,
order to show the beaux in the pit, that she has a time into the arms of the chasre, the laughter-loving and rub and shake the budy actively and incessantly. fit of handsome legs, while the rest of the group muse. The Drania also exhibits to those whose means imp through a bole in the back scene, to show that it deny them the use of boks, or the experience of travel, tis, have been swallowed, or spilt upon the skin. imme
8.-When oil of vitriol, spirits of salt, or aquafor. seit legs are not so taper as hers, they at least have the
costumes, the morals
, the habits
, and the fate diately drink, or wash llie part with, large quantities of d wonderful tricks (such as an old woman coming out Jescription, conveyed in classical language, adds to that ruter; and, as soon as they can be procured, add soup, fa cabbage, &c.!) and lastly, I know not what hap: general stock of literary lore which is the parent
or potash, or chalk, to the water, nas lastly, but this I know, a fool must have invented of national emulation. Before I am convinced, thereris species of amusement ; they are fools who debase fore, that the Drania is dinoralising, I must learn that
RIPENING WALL-FRUIT. se mselves by performing it; and worse than tools are traveling, and the knowledge of men and manners it be deities of the shilling gallery, who for a penny imparts, are demoralising in their effects; that to aight witness the more rational exploits of " Punch trace the windings of the human heart is injurious to “ Mr. H. Davis, of Slough, has published the result nd his Wife.”
moral fer-ling. Knowledge is virtue; and in real life of an experiment for facilitating the ripening of wall. le may also be remarked, that some few of our the apparently discouraging fact presents itself, that fruit, by covering the wall with black paint. The expedays are calculated to draw down the boisterous cunning, pernidy, and tolly, without a spark of noble riment' was tried on a vine, and it is stated that the hoanders of the multitude rather than the tempered sentiment, frequently obtain bonors and distinctions, weight of fine grapes gathered from the blackened part of
la udits of the refined. Our national high-season. d and independeney; while industrious merit and honest, the wall was 20 lb. 10oz. while the plain part yielded only ce lng, too, not contented with the ordinary slow but bashful, genius “ drop into a grave unpitied and 7lb. 102. being little more than one-third of the other.
Red development of human action, hungers for unktown.' Such a consumacion rarelv presents itself The fruit on the blackencd part of the wall was much he very extremes of rending passion. Nothing luke in the Drama, and before I allow it to be injurious, 1 finer, 'the bunches were larger, and ripened better than xarm; nothing moderate : our good characters must have to learn that Shakspeare, who “ moved a bright the other half; the wood of the vine was likewise se aogels; our bad, wretches of the deepest and constellation," and " drew after him the third part
of stronger, and more covered with leaves on the blackened most remorseless villainy. The side of passion must be the beavens, “bringing the light of science bume part.-Journal of Science and the Arts.
NEW AMERICAN FRIGATE.
The last number of Tilloch's Philosophical Magoat Manchester, in the month of January, 1821, by the new frigate building at Boston, which I have lately the course of the Niger is at last set at rest.
"In my last I promised to give you some account of zine informs us that the long-disputed question of Taos. HANSON, Surgeon.
visited; I can now therefore describe, Sir, with the ac-
markable in her size, excepting in the prodigious and self into the Atlantic Ocean, a few degrees to the BAROMETI
Inches. unwieldy strength of her sides and masts; and she ranks northward ef the equator. This important fact is conThe monthly mean....
29.75 among the first class of American frigates, which are firmed by the arrival of Mr. Dupuis from Africa Highest, which took place on the 23d
30-65 equal to British 64 gun ships. The main mast which is This gentleman was appointed Consul for this country Lowest, which took place on the 9th 28-96 strongly hooped and clasped with iron, is of remarkable
at Ashantee, where Mr. Bowdich resided for sore Difference of the extremes ......... 1.69 strength, and has attached to it the principle weight of
time. Greatest variation in twenty-four hours, which the defensive machinery which renders her so formidable. ish languages, and got his intelligence by conversieg
He is acquainted with the Arabic and Moor. was on the 14th .....
•66 She has three steam engines on board ; two are employed with different traders with whom he fell in al AsbatSpaces, taken from the daily means................. 3.10 for propelling her in light winds and calms; and the
He thought it so important as to warrant big Number of changes.......
third, of 60 horse power, is exclusively used for wielding voyage home, io communicare to Government what he
the battering apparatus attached to the main-mast, &e. TEMPERATURE. Degrees. This consists first of a series of large iron bars or clubs, this fact; for so it happens, bai he has been anticipated
had learnt. We say, that Mr. Dupuis bas confirmed - Monthly mean.......
.... 40-27 moveable perpendicularly on joints arranged about the in the discovery by the general acumen of a gentlema Mean of the first week, commencing on the 1st, 32:6 centre of the vessel, on each side of the mast; and when second week................................ 40-8
of Glasgow, who arrived at the same conclusion by: in action they are raised alternately, and, like as many third week......... 44.7
most persevering and diligent investigation of the gigantic flails, beat with tremendous and unceasing force fourth week, ending on the 28th... 41:1 upon whatever object they are directed against. Theyi dern, and examining Airican captives; and bad a
works of travelers and geographers, ancient and in Highest, which took place on the 18th.............
are intended for close quarters; and when they are made Lowest, which took place on the 4th................. 23.0 to descend upon an enemy's vessel, they must beat to ually constructed, and submitted to the inspecike et Difference of the extreme....
pieces every thing they strike, men and rigging, and Government two or three months ago, a map of Africa, Greatest variation in twenty-four hours, which even the decks of the enemy. By converting a perpen into the Atlantic in about four degrees north ladirede
in which he lays down the Niger as emptying itself occurred on the 20th and 30th......
15.0 dicular into a horizontal motion, one of them attached
after tracing out its intire course trom the interior."
as it is jointed and very long it must make dreadful
ROSIN BUBBLES, A CURIOUS EXPERIMENT. foggy days
jagged hooks, and every thing which can cut or tear.
In the event of its encountering a mast or standing snowy
post, its joints yield and set it free. An engine somehaily
We can recommend to the attention of our reades ching resembling the catapult of the ancients, is con. the following simple and curious experiment : se
structed on the starboard bow, of such amazing power that WIND. North 0 | West
It can throw large stones of 2 cwt. to the distance of 200 have uut tried it ourselves, but have no doubt of its
3 North-east 7 North-west or 300 yards, when the whole force of the engine is
success. It is an extract of a letter from Mr. Mory, ............... 2 Best
employed. It is also calculated for discharging hot water of Oxford, New Hampshire, to Dr. Silliman, the Variable 0
5 South-east.................. 5 Calm
boiling pitch, and melted lead.
structed likewise for setting the pitch on fire, which is editor of the Americau Journal of Science and Arts South-west
The old prac-
discharged flaming on the enemy's vessel.
“ If the end of a copper tube, or of a pipe stem" be scattered among the men must have powerful effect. dipped in melted rosin, at a temperature a little above that REMARKS.- Character of the first week in this year, All this time it must be observed, there
are not above of boiling water, taken out and held nearly in a vertical rather severe; of the rest of the month, unusually mild half a dozen of men on deck: two at the wheel are position, and blown through, bubbles will be formed on for the season, with little rain. The fall of rain, &c. at proteeted by a redoubt, two or three superintend the all possible sizes, from that of a hen's egg, down wsze Crumpshall, for January, is 1.703 inches.
necessary movements of the catapult, and about three which can hardly be discerned by the naked eye : scal Manchester, February 8, 1821.
more at other parts of the vessel. The rest are working from their silvery lustre, and reflection of the different the great guns of the lower and middle deck, or attend- rays of light, they have a pleasing appearance. Some ing the engines. The valuable parts are defended with that have been formed these eight
months, are as perint PRINTING FROM FUSIBLE METAL.
double strength of timber, and in some places faced with as when first made. They generally assume the form of steel. The decks are
bomb-proof; and, in short, it is a string of beads, many of them perfectly regular, as
pretty well ascertained that with the help of her steam- connected by a very fine fibre; but the productie The following extract, from the Journal of Science paddles she is impregnable, except by boarding. To de never twice alike. If expended by hydrogen gas, tbsp and the Arts, is curious avd well worthy of attention: fend against this, 100 crooked irons and the like number would probably occupy the upper port of the more
“ The formation of these bubbles is ascribed by the although we think the liability of the metal to crys. machinery, which would in two mbrrutes annthilate the common cause, viz. the distention of a viscous fadele talization, its unequal thickness, and principally the crew of half a dozen large frigates, and besides this, "as one that is aëri-form: and their permanency, totes softness of the alloy, present insuperable objections our own men are not exposed on the decks, she can den congelation of the rosin, thus imprisoning the are
shower down melted pitch and hot sand on the boarders, by a thin film of solid matter, and preventing to to its ever becoming of any practical utility.- Edt. and a moveable wheel, is propelled in any direction, armed cape." Kal. with knives and saws, which will tear in pieces any per
The stem of a tobacco-pipe we presume to be bere sexual son against whom it is moved.
Edit. Phil. Mag. “This alloy is composed of eight parts of bismuth, five I have not heard yet what is to be the name of this of lead, and three of tin, and its property of fusing at the infernal engine ; but surely, if her name is to agree with boiling point of water is well known. M. Gassicourt her description, she is worthy no other name than what I
Remarkable Stone.-The Mnemosyne, a Finland has produced a metallographical use of it, founded upon could give her, viz. the “Devil."
newspaper, mentions a stone in the northern part of the extremne accuracy with which it preserves the marks
Finland, which serves the inhabitants instead of a and traces on the mould. He illustrates his new appli.
barometer. This stone, which they call Ilmate, cation of it in the following manner : Paste a piece of
LIVE BAT FOUND IN THE CENTRE OF A TRER,
turns black or blackish grey when it is going to white paper at the bottom of a china saucer, and let it
but on the approach of fine weather it is covered dry: then write on it with common writing-ink, and We bave often heard of such cold blooded animals white spots. Probably it is a fossil mixed with cliente sprinkle some finely-powdered gum-arabie over the as toads, &c, being confined in stones, trees, &c. and consisting of rock-salt, ammoniac, or selepas Writing, which will produce a slight relief. When well but the following is perhaps the only instance
on which according to the greater or less degree of the pour fusible metal into the saucer, taking care to cool it in such a situation. In fact,
we do not
give impli latter case the salt appears, which forms the st way a counterpart of the writing will be obtained, im-cit credit to the story, particularly as the aninial spots. pressed on the metal. By immersing the cast in slightly escaped. warm water, any adhering gum may be removed, and “A woodman, engaged in splitting timber for rail having wetted the top of the wart, rub the limel, s
To cure warts, take a piece of unslacked lime; as, then, if examined by a glass, the writing may easily
be posts, in the woods close by the lake at Haining; or three times a day, and it will be imperceptibly *** read, and seen to be perfect. Afterwards, by using a seat of Mr. Pringle's, in Selkirkshire, discovered in moved in a short time, without scar, or inconvenience. common printer's ink, impressions may be taken from the centre of a large wild cherry-tree a living bat, of a it, all of which will be true fac-similes of the first bright scarlet colour, which he foolishly suffered to es. writing.
cape, from fear; being fully persuaded (with the charac- Dr. Petier, a German physician, states, that be base “The difficulties in this new application of the fusible teristic superstition of the inhabitants of that part of the found the spirit of hartshom (in the dose of a smalto alloy, are, to avoid unequal thickness in the plate of country) that it was “a being not of this world.' The spoonful in a glass of water) to counteract the web metal, which causes it to alter in form and break under tree presents a small cavity in the centre, where the bat ating effects of strong fermented liquors and spirits, and pressure; and to prevent the surface from crystalizing, was inclosed, but is perfectly sound and solid on each to recover a person from an apparently lifeles stabil when the ink will adhere where it is not required." side."-Caledonian Mercury, Nov. 11.
from an excess of wine, in an hour or two.
for he says,
tells me I have fallen into an error of prosody, in reCorrespondence.
peating the passage I have just quoted from the Roman
orator; a circumstance, however, which I do not now Chatsworth.–The Duke of Devonshire has not kept
TO THE EDITOR.
regret, since it affords me an opportunity of again call. up Old English Hospitality at his princely chateau this
ing the attention of the House to a maxim which I am season, in consequence of the vast alterations now going SIR,-! trust you will adhere to the “ Tros Ty. certain cannot be too often or too strongly impressed on at therein. In fact, the whole house is coming down, riusre nullo discrimine agetur," and insert a few its memory.' He then again repeated the words with
D. G. architecture is undergoing renovation, with all its co- peared in to-day's paper. except the state apartments. The whole of the exterior observatwns on some " lines to Betsy,' which ap great animation and emphasis.
“ When first” I read kasal pediments of stone. The house is to be built upon them over, " I bought, or rather I believed” that
THE LATE SHAUGHNASEY O'SHAUGHstructure any edifice of modern date, will be erected, to they were a burlesque compo-ition, in ridicule of
NASEY, ESQ. &c. contain the rarest works of ancient and modern times. sickly sentinseutality! I was confirmed in this idea by All the inestimable statues, vases, busts, &c. which his the name whicle stands at their bead. Jt is probably
[See Note to Correspondent.)
TO THE EDITOR.
Ballyblunder Custle, Co. Tipperary. assemblage, we may enumerate the rare specimens of heart kept time with Betsy's dancing, which, going
MY DEAR EDITOR,--Here I am at last, in the that branch of the arts, preserved by the first Countess of Shrewsbury: A magnificent entrance-hall is in con
on the assumption that she is a chambermaid, was very heart of the lovely land of potatoes, sittiog in terzylation. New lodges of stone; and all the out. probably a jig or a country dance. Hard work for the best parlour of my late revered friend's domicile; othes are to be rebuilt. The staircase is to excel any he heart, thought I. Then he seems not to stick at a tumbler of “ Kanahan's best" before me, in case t'ing yet seen, except the celebrated one at Chesterfield-wifes, for be says his soul "gasping, clasped the of a stagnation of idea, and as bandsome a kish of has An estimate has lately been made of his Grace's whole,"i.e. the whole of Betsy; but you must allow turf blazing up the chimney as ever was cut in the moreable property, namely, furniture, books, plate, pic- him to be a must unconscionable fellow, for in the beautiful bog, * ready and willing to give you every ures, jewels, and statuary. The estimated value is line before he tells us that the said capacious soul is account of myself since our last melancholy meerPrelor hundred thousand pounds!
already “prēgnant.” He mentions that he had ing in Liverpool.-Owing 10 suudry stoppages on
some difficulty io removing his eyes from her. How the road, I arrived but last night, at the venerable REMARKABLY LARGE EEL. ever, there is a good deal of canduur about bim too, seat of my frieud's ancestors; and to you, Sir, wbo
possess a beart tuned to pity, I need scarcely say 6. " A few days ago, an eel of the common species, but of “Once, I must confess, they turned ;"
what commotion and grief my coming occasioned. straurdinary dimensions, got entangled in the herring when she of the broom caught him looking sweetly pasey was quite inconsulable, Miss Murphiua's bo
The old gentleman wrung bis hands, Lady O'Shaugbruises on the Firth of Porth, near Higgins' Neuk.
her. In being
After stating the impossibility of view.
som heaved the tender sigh, and Miss Deborah Demost violently; "and, had it struck one of them, ing her perfections womoved, be offers her a little lany (the deceased's maiden aunt) was in strong bere is no doubt he would have forfeited his life for his advice, couched in straightforward terms:
hysterics the whole day, not withstanding the freemerity Aware of their danger, they cautiously ap
“ Betsy, cautious be."
quent application of the new nervous elixir, which, ixing it with a hook to which was attached a cord, and offer advice to young ladies ; depend upon it they adjunct in the fabrication of a jorum of punch roached it; and, after many efforts, they succeeded in But, my good Bellany, let me coonsel you never to by the way, I have since discovered to be a capital dragged it on shore, where they triumphed over their will take pet, and hear their admonisher's “ heart. am credibly informed, that the Banshee t has been et in length, and two feet in girth at the middle. The strings break” “ with wicked glee.” On Ibis sub- heard whining, most dulefully about the house, for kin, which is stuffed, and which we understand is in the ject,
some time past; and Father Murphy assures me, be escession of Mr. Higgins, the proprietor of the cruives,
“ Bellamy, cautious be."
saw his ghost in the shape of a cider-cask, on going qust excite the attention of the naturalist. Part of the
The poem goes on to say, that there is one (the down afier dinner to the cellar for the other gallon; sh being dressed was found to be most delicate eating." writer it may be presumed) who shares all the this, however, bighly probable as it may appear, Stirling Journal
care attendant on thy frame;" that is, helps ber to might have proceeded from a nervous sensation, or make the beds, &c.
a certain haziness in the reverend gentleman's opA SEA-SERPENT AGAIN! “ And will, shouldst thou be false as fair,
tics, which is always accustomed to visit bim upon “ While living, feel the same.
the demise of his ofib tumbler. Arrived at Marblehead, the schooner Gen. Jackson, Thompson, from Grand Bank. Extract from the log. The three last words are an example of the true
As for the remainder of my deceased friend's yook: -Dec. 10, 1820, lat. 41.50. long. 54. 30. saw the sublime, uuintelligible bathus. Perhaps be means, chance than ever of seeing it, as it is actually gone
“ Heroic Poem," I fear the public bave a worse sa serpent. About Il P. M. it being calm, the watch that if Betsy is false, he will“ feel" false too. Now, n deck saw something in the water, making for the 1 dare say, her desertion prighi make him feel queer.
out of my possession. Ou my arrival at Cashel, on mel, sopposed to be porpoises: one of the people But, in refereuce to the preceding lines, it may my way here, I gave my luggage, 10 a gosson (who ent on the bows with the barpoon to receive them. nean, that he will “ feel the sume" predilection for
was standing by the coach-dour) to hold, and, while 2 enake, and immediately called the master up: by this "ben within about 15 feet from the vessel, found it to bed-making, &c. in which case he may supply her | I turned iny back on him, to hand Miss Seraphina me he bad come so as to touch the vessel forward, and place. It is quite fair to suppose this future em
O'Fay, (iny sixteenib cousin, and a prodigious fine y kimsef alongside, moving slowly, his head past the ploymeat, for he bids the reader, in the last live, womau, I assure you) out, the younker had made era, and his tail under the bowsprit. Supposed him
“ Anticipate the rest."
off with my baggage, and, by his activity, battled be about twenty-feet longer than the vessel, which
the pursuit of half a dozen houest boys I had sent 80 tons burtben. A light brecze coming up, left him
Now, my good fellow, Bellamy, in compliance in chase of him. By tvis untoward accident, I lust tern ; his head about three or four feet out of water.
with your request, I “ anticipate" that if you are au elegant new carpet-bag; my sole surviving pair me of tbe people says, " he appeared as I have seen a lad of mettle, you will turn the tables on me, by of regimental inexpressibles (an inexprensible loss, escribed in the papers."-American paper.
sending a letter to our mutual friend, the Editor of I assure you !) five penny worth of copper farthings;
the Kaleidoscope, stating that the poem actually Longinus on the Sublime ; an empty razor-case, A great Natural Curiosity.—A Pig, of the Chinese was a burlesque; in which case my stupidity is ex- with a pair of spectacles in it; four brace of pistols; seed, only ten months old, the property of Mr. P. Butt, posed, and my few friendly hints gi for nothing.
a pair of rusty silk stockings ; a Bible, noi nuch Cheltenham, bred by Mr. Herbert of Leckhampton,
POLONIUS POTTINGER. the worse für wear, and the four last Cavius, in MS. as slaughtered at the Fleece Inn, on the 14th instant, 13th February, 1821.
of ibat most sublime of human productions " Lirertasuring, when living, only 20 inches in height, 23
pool," to the eternal loss of literature, and regret of ches across the shoulders, 46 inches in length, and 65 Iches in girth ; computed at 16 score of 141b.
succeeding ages. Alas! to think that the produce TO THE EDITOR.
tion of the midnight oil and watchful lubrucation
the fruit of incessant loil and abstruse meditation, A correspondent, who has tried feeding his horses SIR, -Although I cannot pretend to the honour of may now, haply, be employed in embracing the a whole and on bruised oats, states, that a hors.fed being a University Correspondent, yet I believe I can bruised oats will look and work as well as one fed on furnish your correspondent C. (in No. 32 with can greasy circumferebce of a farthrog candle, or deco. buble the saine quantity of oats not bruised. This is anecdote analogous to the one mentioned by him
rating the insisle of a trunk, among the uncongenial En important consideration at all times; but particu
The celebrated Mr. Burke, in one of his speeches on pages of a flawed lease, or an ephemeral novel. Rearly in the event of a considerable rise in the price of economical reform, quoted the following expression ally, the very idea has paralyzed my ideas, and
from Cicero :-“ Magnum vectigal est parsimonia," (in eramped my fingers up to their very sockets; besides, An entire human skeleton, in the most perfect state (the penult. short) instead of vectigal. This instantly
pardox : 6. 3.) but pronounced the word vectigal wrong preservation, was lately found, about two feet below caught the nice classical car of Mr. Fox, who, in a Bog of Allen, which has always been distinguished by
We hypothesise that the Lieutenant means the he surface of the earth, by some labourers employed in whisper, informed him of his mistake. gging the foundation of a house, in Frankfort-street, immediately stopped, and addressed the chair in words
Mr. Burke this elegant epithet.-Note by a friend. Tymouth. to the following effect:-“My friend who sits near me precursors to death, or some great calamity.
+ A supernatural being, whose cries are considered
the tumbler is out, and I bear the old gentleman which would induce us to pause before we ventured | STRANGERS' FRIEND SOCIETY. Our anxiety to us. calliog for me : so, with every good wish for your upon a step, some of the unpleasant consequences of cure an early insertion of the Annual Report of this health, and sincere condolement on your readers' ir.
which we cannot fail to foresee. Of course, as editors, excellent institution, must plead for us with these reparable loss, I am, dear Editor,
the critical office of deciding on the merits of the va- correspondents whose communications have, in cos Your slucere friend,
rious compositions would devolve upon us; and, in sequence, suffered a temporary postponement. A ps
our estimate of the rival claims, we see a long pros. DERMOT O'GOSTER.
rusal of the Report, which is not in the slightest degree pective train of heartburnings, “ envy, hatred,
and all too highly coloured, cannot fail to interest all the
uncharitableness." It is said, that “ Hell has no P.S.-You must excuse iny penmanship; but,
who approve of that department of the Kaleidooie
fury like a woman scorn'd;" and perhaps it might as usually classed under the head Philanthropist. Ouring to the loss of my two fore-fingers, I am 100 truly have been observed, that “ Hell has no fury like quite so au fait at it as is usoul : these useful ap. an author scorn'd." Without compromising our own Mr. SHAUGHNASE Y's friend, DERMOT O‘GOSTIL, pendages. were shot away by Saunders M‘Gregor, impartiality or judgment, it has always been our en- will find his affecting epistle in a preceding colume Captaio in the Ruyal Seats, with whom I had the deavour, as it is our manifest interest, to conciliate our By way of postscript we take the opportunity of offer pleasure of fightiug a duel, during my sojournmeut
literary friends, and to render any disappointment ing a couple of gallons of the best Potheen, for the in Dublin ; and who, to do him justice, behaved very
which may result from an occasional difference with
recovery of the four missirg cantos of the heroic per bauusuinely in the whole affair; so much so, indeed,
theni on matters of taste, as little unpalatable as of Liverpool. If any vile Goth, into whose hande
possible. But we have frequently found such efforts as to make me regret the wound lie had received in
they may have fallen, should offer them for sale to
fruitless; and in more than one instance havediscovered his side; which, however, Doctor Dislocate says,
some friendly cheese-monger, or considerate chandler,
individuals labouring to the prejudice of our journal, we hereby offer, as the means of rescuing them frent will only cause a little troublesome asthma, during who were amongst our warmest friends, until we were the fate which might otherwise await them, to give na the remainder of his life, and no way interfere with so unlucky as to differ with them on the score of their such cheese-monger or chandler, ten times the weight his other pleasures. But my honoor was grossly original poetry, which is, perhaps, a more fruitful of the said Cantos, in other manuscript poetry, as. affronted, it a public dinner, where the Captain, source of inconvenience to an editor than any other sisting of Sonnets, Heroic Poems, and other equali
; with which he has to contend. The letter of Ve. three times, vociferated from the top of the table,
interesting pieces, upon the merits of which we bare " Mr. Gouster, Mr. Gooster, Mr. Gooster! may 1
NONI may, however, suggest some other unobjec- had the misfortune to differ with the authors
tionable mode of stimulating that literary ambition tak wine wi ye !" The assimilatiou of sound to a
which is so honourable in itself, and so conducive to LITERARY SCEPTICS.-An article which we need to very respectable fowl of the webfuoted genus I could
eminence in its possessor. As for the scheme of adhave overlooked; but the omission of the soft pre
particularise, as we shall be sufficiendly intelligibile
vancing the price of the numbers containing the prize without such minuteness, is reluctantly declined; bu nominal 0 was too much, and is what many an composition, such a measure is entirely out of the
cause it would necessarily lead to reply from those who O'Goster has fought and died fur, during lev gene- question ; as we mean rigidly to adhere through the
do not rank certain individuals therein introdant rations back.
first volume at least, to the price we ourselves pro
amongst the class of Atheists. Those disse titan posrd, and which is generally acknowledged to be from our correspondent's estimate of the characet extremely reasonable.
alluded to, would require, in fairness, that we shout FIRST HALF VOLUME OF THE NEW SERIES Polonius PortINGER (a relative, probably, of the
not lose sight of that first editorial duty, " Ard celebrated MATILDA POTTINGER) has been some
alteram partem ;" and thus we should be drana in
a discussion, foreign to the genius as well as to the pote The Kaleidoscope.
what severe upon certain verses addressed, through
fessed plan of the Kaleiduscope. We trust thai de
explanation will satisfy our much-valued correspoyclept Bellamy. In thus admitting the critiques of
dent, whose directions shall be implicitly attended to In consequence of having reprinted some of the
one correspondent upon the composition of another, early Numbers, the proprietors have it now in their we do not know but that we may be establishing a power to offer to the Public several Half-volumes of precedent which-may ultimately inundate us with si- MATERIALISM EXAMINED.-The third part of the the New Series of the Kaleidoscope, from July to the milar philippics, as it is so much easier to detect the
able Review (the two former of which have already end of the year, price Nine Shillings, in boards; the faults of others, than to elicit beauties of our own ; enriched our columns) has been postponed until next bulk of the half yearly volume (of 26 numbers,) will and as it ought only to be permitted to those " to
week, in order to secure the prompt insertion of the serve to shew that the annual volume will form a very censure freely who have written well” themselves; Essay on Dramatic Exhibitions, which it was desit Wandsome work.
we think it would be but fair, that, when one cor. able to bring forwards as early as possible after the The Public have been long apprised, that one week respondent thus attacks the poetry of another, he
decision recently pronounced at the Debating Society, after the regular day of publication, each Number bears should accompany his critique with a poetical specimen a decision as repugnant to our own convictions as to & premium, at the discretion of the proprietors, who of his own, in order to give the party attacked a fair
those of our correspondent. have been obliged to resort to such a measure as a secu. chance of retaliation
No. VI. of HORÆ OTIOSÆ has also suffered a suspeh rity against ultimate loss, in keeping a stock of back Kumbers, for the purpose of completing the sets of those E. F.'s lines to the Zephyr were prepared for the press, sion of one week, from the same cause. purchasers, who may either have lost or omitted to call
when we detected some inaccuracies which render We thank J. P. for the anecdote of Lord Byron, which for their copies.
them inadmissible, and at the same time lead us to The reprinted Numbers are sold at Sixpence cach; suspect that they are not orginal, as we were given to
we do not recollect to have seen before; and which but purchasers taking complete sets will be charged at understand. The fifth verse stands in our copy thus:
we presume will be equally new to the generality sit
our reailers. a lower rate.
And, sweet Zephyr, tell me why * A few sets of the old series of the Kaleidoscope Still thou heav'st that plaintive sigh ? The lines of 0. W. (or as we should call him Prorits) complete, with the exception of two or three exhausted Oh! would'st thou bear on wing of speed
are reserved for our next.
His friend OʻGOSTIL numbers, may be had at the office, neatly bound up in
Just such a note, where I would ask.
had previously occupied the ground. one volume, containing, together with a great variety of
To adopt the words of the first line, we would say interesting subjects, the whole of the sketch Book of
ssweet Zephyr, tell me why” the measure observed The article suggested from an Irish print by A Subscri Geoffrey Crayon, Esq. These volumes form as pleasing
ber from Dublin, shall not be overlooked.
in the preceding verses is here departed from, and a miscellany as ever issued from the press; and have how can speed" and "ask” be made to jingle? If we must reserve until next week our notice of the line boen found peculiarly acceptable abroad.
Zephyr cannot explain this, we trust E. F. can.
to Mrs. , by T. H. our replies to correspondens
having already exceeded the ordinary bounds The ST. WINIPRED..We thank Ego for this interesting To Correspondents.
same reason prevents us addressing a few remarks w poem, which shall be attended to at our very first lei- LECTOR.
With reference to our correspondent's inquiry
The letter of W. in our next.
NOTES TO THE SIEGE OF LATHOM-HOUSE, pro-
to Next week we shall attend to WEST MORE, and the " To the Editor.-Allow me to ask whether you do not state, that the delay ia furnishing the notes to the the opportunity of noticing the suggestion conread think it probable, that if you propose an edition of narrative contained in the Kaleidoscope, pages 145,
in the postscript. Lord Byron's Works, or some such prize, for any 146, 147, 153, 154, 155, 169, 170, and 171, has not essay on a given subject, to be published in the Ka- originated with us. They have been actually prepared H.St. John's Critique shall be given in our best ; * lcidoscope ; and defray the expense by charging an in the type since the time when we concluded the his..
the same time, the writer will permit us to obseric
, additional penny on the number that contains the tory of the siege, when the unknown friend, to whom
that he is a bold man to venture upon a subject es article, it will call forth the talents of some of the we are indebted for the copy, requested that we would
which so many critics and satyrists, of no ordinary junior literati, and help to refute the assertion, that suspend them until we heard further from him ; eminence, have been beforehand with him. Liverpool has a higher literary character than it an injunction with which we felt at our duty to commerits.--Perhaps you will consider this idea worthy ply, although we could not divine the motive for the The French critical query is not forgotten. your notice, and let your readers know the result.
delay. Perhaps this paragraph may remind the party The letter of our friend George MEANWELL arrived Yours, &c. « VENONI AUBREY.
of the circumstance, in which event we may hope so Street, February 13, 1821." to be favoured with his commands.
at so late a period that we have not yet had leisure * Independently of the expense which the proposal
of Vexoni AUBREY, if adopted, would entail upon QUERY's note is more suitable for the Mercury than us, and which our establishment will not afford, the Kaleidoscope ; and shall be transferred to the Printed, published, and sold by E. SUITY and da there are other objections of a more delicate nature, former, if not objected to by the writer.
54, Lord-street, Liverpool.