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complexion of Beppo's letter) but that it will prove of cotton brukers and merchants, ship brokers and but the merchant defies critics ! and well he may, bighly gratifying to him; and if you, Sir, with your sugar bakers, millers, dandies, speculators, and considering that himself is a very notable one. The Doual polite attention, will afford the means of con- idlers, I have been obliged to give up the search in Reviewer may fret himself to death, endeavouring veyance, it will confer a favour on a constant reader utter hopelessness of success.

to find a limping couplet in an unfortunate author, of your instructive miscellany. « JOHN SBAKSPLAR.

The constant frown that dwells on the counte. on which to descant and show bis critical acumen: "]], Austin Friars, May 25th, 1819."

aance of that whipper-in to the Muses, the school the merchant at one glance determines wbether his

master, (no offence to those wortby gentlemen; book-keeper bas kept the ledger straight ; and the " ROBERT BLOOMFIELD.

whipper-in to the Muses is surely no very contempla uneven sides of his cash book will readily prove, "The Editor of the Pocket Magazine bas been fa- ble lille) is not the result of ill. humour so much as with the most critical accuracy, whether his cashfrared with a polite letter from Mr. Lane, of Biggle of continued and unrestrained authority, the traces keeper has cheated him of a new coat or a thousand swade, enclosing the following copy of a letter from of which are visible upon the visages of these literary pounds; wbeiber bis debtors are poor, or his crediMr. Bloomfield to Mr. Lane, on the subject of our dictators. The tremendous scowl of the Dandy is tors poisy. correspondent Beppo's inquiries. In the hope that the scarcely worth notice, being generally used as a kind The scholar may introduce himself to Elysium, publication of it may gracify his readess, and be ser- of accompaninsent to an enormous pair of whiskers, and banquet himself with nectar; he may cram bis viceable to Mr. Bloomfield, the Editor inserts Mr. or it may be mustachoes, which are now the favou- empty maw with ambrosia, quite as satisfactorily as B'y letter." Shefford, Beds. May 9th, 1819.

rite offensive weapon with these heroes of the stiff the poor fellow in the Arabiun Nights, and after

neck. * SIR.-I feel obliged to you for the perusal of the

all he inay go supperless to bed (if percbance he has Mazzzine, and your offer of writing to the Editor. The cloud that overhavgs the face of 'The man of one:) the merchant goes to Surr's or Horridge's, Ixtiers addressed to me here will reach me until Mi- business' is not caused by a continual exhaustion and never envies tbe poor wretch who (in imaginashaelaas next, when I mean to recurn to London. lof spleen; it does nol betoken a surly, inorose, un lion at least) bas dined with Jupiter. The scholar, think the parties unknown; and wish to inform them sociable being; but is produced by long and close by the help of a lively imagination, may picture to but I am not in distress, except as to very moderate application to the attairs of the counting-bouse, himself the fleet of Æneas; or he may fancy he sees ealth in general, and worse sight. Numerous friends where the feeliogs of the man are generally repressed the car of Neptune, tritons aud mermaids and all! ave been very kind in their subscriptions for my be- lu the bosom of his family be may be seen in pro- The man of business takes a walk to the Pier, to ets, particularly my countrymen of Suffolk. If there priâ personâ ; but in his counting house he is so feast, not his imagination with a view of these nono the list, their cash may be left at Messrs. Rogers completely metamorphosed, bis uatural countevance entities, but his eyes with a sight of his vessel read Co.'s, bankers, Clement's-lane, or deposited in my

so obscured, bis livelmess su repressed; he is in so turning home, loaded, not with Elgin marbles, or seket, in which there is plenty of room. I hope to continual ao agony respecting the safety of this ves- such like objects of virtú, but with cotton bags or ublist again in the ensuing winter; and am, sel, or the success of ihat speculation, ihal, as before other merchantable commodities. The sight of that

hiuted, unless directed by a gouty'shve, or some wonder of human ingenuity, the steam-boat, will Yours, very respectfully,

other such unsophisticable object, I have been very not cause him to review the progress of the arts, * To Mr. Lane." uosuccessful in my researches,

perbaps ; but he will be found ruminating on tbe Give me the man for a friend, whose mind may be possibility of these vessels one day crossiog tbe

read in his countepaoce ! I do not mean that he Atlantic; and he can calculate with great accuracy (From a Correspondent.]

should have the awkward clownishness of the coun. ibe saving of time, and consequently interest of We copy the following from the London Magazine try-man, nor such vacant, goud-bumoured bashful- money, they are destined to effect. lup this month, with reference to the “ Horz Olio" ness as the servant girl beirnys; but that honest, And after all, staring in a man's face is not the in cor last number:

uudisguised appearance, which ivilicates an amiable most accurate method of unraveling his secret Robert Bloomfield.We learn, with pleasure, that rather iban, ao empty mind. Whatever produces so thoughts, and the dispusitions of his miod. A celethe mose of our rural poet, after a secession of some many dull visages on 'Change, vacancy of mind is brated writer somewhere observes, that the most Pears, is about to step forth again ; and, we trust, with odiminished attractions.

pot perhaps the cause; the mercbants of this town noble minds are frequently concealed under the An infirm state of health being famous for their general knowledge, and many most unpromising exterior; so that our observatious to an almost total loss of sight, bave rendered Mc. of them even for their literary attainnents. The must of necessily be often inaccurate. Many chacover of this entirely dependent for support and has perer Liverpool Exchange is not, however, the inost gene-racters, however

, such as the studious man, the mau een open to the demands of those dear to him, that ral spot for literary characters. The ruse may occa- of pleasure, &c. are immediately detected. Our source has been extremely limited.

sionally be found luxuriantly fourishing in the remarks upon these and other cbaracters must be desert; but I am greatly mistaken if the majority deferred till another week.

of these gentlearen will put turn with far greater Liverpool.

eagerness towards the barbarous shores of Brazıl or
Chili, than 10 the classical plains of Greece; the
deadly clime of the West ludies is far more inviting

(Written for the Kaleidoscope.}

to them thau the temperate breezes of Italy: vever

theless, they are by no means destitute either of bril No. IX.

Jiant imaginations or studious habits; the map of let.

lers could scarcely view with more enthusiasm the Max is practis'd in disguise, Parthenua of Athens, ihan the man of business the

TO THE EDITOR And cheats the most discerning eyes.

coffee plantations of Jamaica: and the merchant Gray. will peruse the. Lex Mercator ia' with as much dili.

“ These are my companions." --Addison. gence as the scholar Horace's "De Arte Poetica.' Witbout pretending to much acquaintance with A broker's circular, or foreigo prices current are to SIR,-In imitation of my predecessor, the Spectator, le craniological doctrines of Gall or Spurzheim, 1 me dry enough; but how eagerly the merchant de. I hasten in this paper to give you a description of my are frequently amused myself with looking in ihe vours them! Can the Greek student take more usual associates, who, by the bye, are as great obser:ces of the numerous busy mortals daily crowding paius to uuravel the mysteries of Homer, ihan the de streets, and fancy, at least, that I have some mercbrot to calculate the different exchanges? or

vers as myself. mes got a clue to the mind by a little attention to does the one read with more pleasure the Siege of

The first is unprepossessing in his appearance. As de countenance; and though far from having found Troy, or any of Virgil's stories, ibau the other the he has embraced every opportunity that has offered of a mfallible indicator of men's minds in their faces, pages of his ledger? Aud as tú enthusiasm of soul, seeing foreign lands, his complexion has become dave frequently thus procured a little amusement, which the schular supposes to be his alone, can he weatherbeaten and dark; and mine being as palo as b-u pertaps I was too idle to seek after it in boast of having ever heard with balf so much plea- ashes, when walking together we form a striking congore serious occupations. sure any news from Paruassus, as the merchant

trast, “ Cinis et umbra sumus." This is, however, Bat amongst no class of mankind have I been less evioces upon hearing of a fall in the price of cotton becessful, in these my impertinent speculations, at New Orleans, or elsewhere" Vie pribe wano face counterbalanced by his mental powers: he is master bon pith those generally designated “the mercantile of the scholar, and the chubby rotundity of the of most languages and acquirements ; but his forte is riddererl : the coutour of the face does not here give difference there 10ay be in the intellectual pleasurer, prides bimself, as to have challenged an acquaintance. Duch iudlication as to the quality of the beart; and the m:n of business has got something substantial who contradicted an assertion of his, that Morocco xerpt when I have been able to steal a bint from a so long as bis banker bows politely, which will be was north of the equator. Ulysses is his darling hero; outy fovt, or what is vulgarly, yet appositely called just as long as the balance keeps ou the right side, and would, no doubt, be still more so had he deserted a Brandy. Nose,' I am often as much at a loss what the combined forces of the Erlinburgh and Quarterly Penelope longer. Vasco di Gama and Columbus are habit. of those I have selected to philosophize upon, moinent'a uneasiness; the poor"author yould bhud. a favourite topie : the late discovery in the South Seas

was almost too much for him; and were he prime Change,' when, after wandering flurough labyrinths frolic by an odd straggler from the forces of either; I minister, the public revenue would, doubtless, be ene


tirely speut ia polar expeditions, or voyages of disco-game, but which certainly renders it more complicated


and difficult, and of course more interesting. The The next is a chronologist (I was about to say chro- Russians bave also another method of playing at Chess, nometer.) The idea of time is never absent from his namely, with four persons at the same time, cwo

(From a Correspondent.) mind; nay, his bodily motions are almost as regular as against two; and, for this purpose, the board is larger Mr. Tooke, well known from his works on Russia

, those of a clock. He can tell the day of every ac-chan usual, contains more men, and is provided with a was Chaplain to the British Factory at St Petersburg, quaintance's birth or marriage, and has several favou- greater number of squares. I was informed that this of the high duties of bis office, without, however, rite epochas of his own. To-day, when he writes to method was more difficult, but far more agreeable being morose or censorious. One day, dining with you, he dates his letter · Anno Mundi;' or, to-morrow than the common game."

some of the merchants, one of them proposed tbe fate he gives you the Julian period; sometimes you have the


lowing toast :-" May prudence guide the helm, while Romanides and kalonds; but never does he condescend

April 2, 1821.

passion fills the sails."' Mr. Tooke said, “ Young me, to use the English, or (as he calls them) che Gothic

wben passion fills the sails, then out and ruo, other

wise you are lost." aumes for the days of the week. With this one singularity he is a boon companion, and holds the second


To Correspondents. The third and last is an arithmetician. He, like the

TO TAE EDITOR. preceding, is a close observer ; but his peculiar ideas

LATHOM-HOUSE SIEGE,-XL. D. has noticed con we those of quantity. He sees a house, and calculates

observations of last week, just as we anticipated from SIR,

I feel particularly obliged by the reply you the dimensions; he views a ruin, and computes the bare so ably, and (as far as I am concerned) so justly

one whose communications give evidence of the greu

tleman and the scholar. I we do not beur further would feet. If you show him into an elegant room, he made to your correspondent “ Fair Play."

from him in the mean time, we shall rejsce pers is lost in reckoning, by duodecimals, what the painting Had I beco aware that “The brief account of the

ceed with the notes, as it is imperative in us to have and papering may have cost. Newton and Napier are Stege of Lathom House” was already in the European

them comprised in our present volume, in which the his worthies; and he has no small regard for Jedidiah Magazine, I should, by referring you to that work, WALKS IN DERBYSHIRE.We have much pleners

narrative commenced. Buxton. He cao ell the tonnage of a ship almost at have spared myself both the expense of employing an a glance; aor do I know any where a better guager. amanuensis at Oxford, and the trouble of again cran.

in acknowledging the original MS. offered some This motley triumvirate I denominate my “ adjunct scribing the MS. for the Kaleidoscope.

back for our publication, by a Staffordshire friend

It is entitled, A Pedestrian Pilgrimage of five daya of place, time, and quantity;" in which three parti- Having thus vindicated my own good faith, (I trust

through some of the most romantic parts of Debt: cular. I am inexcusable if I ever err; for nothing to your satisfaction) allow me to return, with scorn

shire, 7th month, 1820; by WILFRED WINDI." pleases my friends better than to put their talents into the insinuation of plagiarism to the gentleman who

This little work, which is peculiarly suitable for the action, which indeed I often do. From the first, I know has so unblashingly advanced it. Whilst be views,

Kaleidoscope, is written with taste, simplicity, and

good feeling and we promise our readers no anal dhe latitude and longitude of my lodgings ; the chro with serene satisfaction, the efforts of his pen and the

gratification from its perusal, if their taste assimista, Rologist furnishes me yearly with the common notes depth of his readirg, I would assure bim, that there

in any degree, with ours. and fast days; and my monthly ezpenses are examined are those who think it no sbame to send their produc- It is somewhat singular that both the articles angosta by the arithmetician.--Yours, &c.

tions into the world unfortified with dashes or italics, for insertion by a FRIEND, who subscribes kired PYRUS. and who cheerfully acknowledge their absolute igno.

A constant Reader of the Kalcidoscope from its cal rance of the matter contained in the dull octavos of

mencent, sheald have already appeared in our

lumes. If our correspondent will take the trouble CHESS. che European Magazine.

however, to consult the index to the first volume di Your obliged and obedient servant,

our old series, he will meet with the objects of his (Written for the Kaleidoscope.)

X. L. D.

enquiry, under the following heads :-page 800,

Description of the Public Funds - Pages 185 and April 11, 181%.

189, Historical Account of the principal Banking The following game of Chess was invented by the

Companies of Europe ; occupying space aqua o Duke of Rutland, and was played very much about

about twelve

columns of the Kaleidoscope, in ita pas TO THE EDITOR.

sent form. the year 1747 by some of the besu players in England (Abm. Jaosseu, Stamma, &c.) “At this game the board is 14 squares in breadth, and 10 in height, wbicb Anne's wishes (through the medium of your miscellany) SI,-An inhabitant of the neighbourhood of St. BONHOMME is entitled to our acknowledgments for

transcribing the humorous story of CRICKET, albergo make 140 houses ; 14 pieces and 14 pawns on a side. to call the attention of our worthy Chief Magistrate he might have been spared the trouble, bal ke tem The pawns might move either one, two, or three to the shameful violation of the Lord's day. On Sun- apprized that we could have copied it free the Menu squares the first time.

day last, at a quarter past two o'clock, p.m. no fewer than cury, in the 9th volume of which it may be forest * The pieces were, the King, the Queen, then two within a few hundred yards north of St. Anne's Church: 12 boys, or young men, were playing at pitch-and-toss,

page 86. It shall have a place also in the Lakida

cope on the first vacancy. Bishops, cwo Knights, a crowned Castle, uniting the before that hateful term Police was known amongst us, move of the King and Castle, and a common Castle.

the Constables used to keep order, and suppress public Chess.-All the copies of the last Kaleidome audio « On the other side of the King was a Concubine, violations of the Lord's day; and it would be a very great we have consulted

are free from the errata noticed by satisfaction to the lovers of order, if the Head Constable whose move was that of a Castle and Knight united, was directed to attend to his out-door duties, particularly

A. S. of Warrington. It often happens, that the can

liest impressions of publications of this nature contain Wo Bishops, a single Knight, a crowned Castle, and a on Sundays.

some inaccuracies, which are detected and rectified common one. The best players at this game were

28th March, 1821.

before any considerable portion of the edition is coStamama, Dr. Cowper, and Mr. Salvador. It may be

pleted; and it is probable, that the copy of our care

respondent was of this number. observed, that the Pawns are here of very little use;

TO THE EDITOR. and that by the extent of the board, the Knights lose

The paper of ADOLESCENS on Personalities shall mach of their value, which, of course, renders the

SIR, -You will oblige a constant reader of your pub

pear in our next. common one ; and since the death of Sir A. Janssen, in our fishmarket, hy a few individuals who monopolise Next week we shall notice the amusing impertinente al in 1763, it is forgotten, or at least, disused." the purchase of fish, and have the market at their own


from Ormskirk. control, raising or depressing the price at their own is so common in Russia, that during our continuance is brought to the market to be weighed and sold; the

W.E.S.-WILLIAM-AMICUS.E.V.R.-RN. at Moscow, I scarcely entered into any company owners of the craft and the poor fishermen are quite --BENVOLIO, and T. S. T where parties were not engaged in that diversion; and I left to the mercy of the chosen few, to give what price very ofcon observed in my passage through the street, übeyoPlease for and sofistiche e lire nothing more Printed, published, and sold by E. SHITE 20 CM the doors of their shops and houses. The Russians buit at the north end’of the town, it would be better sold also by J. By water and Co. Pool-lane

; Brana

, care are esteemed great proficients at Chess. With them for all parties, and break up those forestallers, so that the Queen has, in addition to the other moves, that of and their families, who have, of late been in a sad situ

win & Hall, Castle-st-; T. Smith, Paradise-86; T. We the public would be benefited as well as the fishermen

brick, Public Library, Lime-st.; R. Willeo, Bald-thi ako Knighe, whicb, according to Philidor, spoils che ativa.

Z. Z.

und J. Smith, St. James's-road, for ready mang onto



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provided, determined upon paying a visit to the way. The backneyed story of its extending to

telegraph at the summit of the rock the moroing Africa is as absurd as it is untrue. A winding LETTER II.

after my arrival, and before the suu had gained too zig-zag military way conducts you to the highest

great an ascendancy. I accordingly commenced point of the rock, from which there is one of the (Written for the Kaleidoscope.)

my perambulations at day-break, which is as soon finest views imaginable. The Straits, witb abes

as the gates are open for egress. This chef d'euore cload-capt Apes Hill and distant mountains of TO THB EDITOR.

in fortification, Gibraltar, or the Rock, as it is com- Africa; the lofty mountains of Spain, stretching to

monly called, is about fifteen þupdred feet perpeo- an immense distance in several directions; the towns 81A,Inmediately upon our anchoring at Gib. dicular from the level of the sea. The east side is of Algeciras and San Roque, the celebrated fortres tektar, we were boarded by au officer of the impress wholly inaccessible by nature, as also is that part Ceuta, the bay and barbour of Gibraltar, with it Hervice, in the’osnal agreeable way, who proceeded opposite the low saada wbicb connect it with the shipping, and the boundless sheet of water to the

o minute search and examination for seamen; continent, and part of which is named the Neutral eastward, form at once a grand and impressive that wste cremi, as usual at that period, were, with Grouod.

coup d'æil. Soldiers are bere stationed, whose bo the exception of ibe officers, foreigners, be gained The town is situated upon the slope to the west-siness it is to communicate by signal to the guard rolling by bis visit.

ward; is pretty large, and tolerably well built, Where ship in the barbour what vessels they devery, whíob, I lauded at the gate called The Water Port, and oature bas left any part unprotected, art bas stepped from tbe clearness of the atmospbere, is easily dont tås under the disagreeable vecessity of waiting aio; for the low ground on the townside, from the while they are many leagnes distant. Monkeys, the full bour for permission to pass, and this too at sands to Europa Point, the most southern point of only ones in a state of nature in Europe, are plentibon in the month of August, without shelter from the rock, presents one uninterrupted series of forti- ful on the east side of the rock, where they may be

le searching rays of an almost vertical son. The fications, in batteries, bastioos, &c. all mounting seen skipping and playing on precipices which make i urement opou which I trod was so hot, that it was guns of the largest calibre planted at different one shudder to look at. There is a range of guns

Parcely possible to remain long in the same place. heights, and pointing in almost all directions. The from the south gate of the town, called the Saluting This far a Johnoy Newcome was running a great galleries are immense excavations in the rock, like Baltery, the rampart of which makes a delightful link of a fever. It would be difficult to describe my lobbies, along which are gons commanding the Neu. promenade. Ao avenue of trees in the rear formu a tations on entering the town, the scene was so tral Ground. St. George's Hall is the foest thing pleasant object on this partially cultivated spot. simpletely different from any thing in England. Per in this way; it is an excavated chamber of large All the open plots of ground in and about the foraps there is no part of the globe that presents so dimensions, and nearly circular, full seven bundred tress are covered with pyramids of catnon balls and réat a variety of persons of different nations, habits, feet above the Spanish lines or ground which it shells of all dimensions, and furnaces are built at Quaers, and dress, as Gibraltar ; Greeks, Turks, commands. There are many very beavy guns in regular intervals to heal shot; jo short, every part ***, Italians, Spaniards, English; in short, people this subterraneous battery, which point through exhibits the ne plus ultra of engineership; and, while levery clime and colour, in every garb and fashion, large holes or ports pierced in the rock. Garrison tbe garrison consists of British hearts, the fortress on the richly-embroidered velvet vest of the wealthy balls are sometimes given in this chamber, which, of Gibraltar may “Jaugh a siege to scorn." The paniard to the miserable tuoic of the Moorisb por. from its coolness, is well suited for the purpose Governorship is, as you well know, a rich sinecure; trs, who crowd the haunts of business, anxious to during the summer months. The passages and the Lieutenant-Governor, however, who resides in eceive even the most trifling reward. This latter staircases which conduct us to this wonderful spe- good style on the rocky bas large emoluments, wbiek lase of men are mostly of a dark copper complexion, cimen of human ingenuity are not less interesting are further increased by a system of trade-licensing. nad vear their beards long, like the philosophers than the Hall itself. Nearly half way up the rock It was my intention to take a trip to Ceuta, having nd patriarchs of old. I noticed many extremely stands a noble Moorish castle, partly ruinous, but provided myself with a letter to an officer of the rell featured countenances, full of inarked ex- which, in its time, has been a strong hold. A consi- garrison ; I was, however, prevented by the sudden

derable height above this, is the celebrated cavern departure of elre fleet, which, though originally I was fortunate enough to possess a letter of in- of St. Michael, the entrance of which is very spa. bound for Malta, was ordered to proceed forthwith roduction to Mr. Rwhich proved of essential cious, the roof covered with immense stalactitess 20 Minorca, in consequence of the plagne having ervice, as that gentleman procured for me a written and from the constant dropping of the water and its broken out at the former place. Having replenished permission from the Town Major to view all the petrifying qualities, the bottoin is very rugged. our stock of provisions and laid in a plentiful store objects of iaterest at my leisure ; and moreover the There is a spring of delicious water on one side, of grapes, which are abundant in the markets of atter ordered a serjeant of Artillery to attend me, which to the weary visitor is highly acceptable Gibraltar, we set sail, about twenty vessels is comced explaio any thing in bis particular department This cavern narrows abruptly, but it is still large pany, under the convoy of a frigate. upon which I desired to be informed. Thus well enough to admit persons upright for a considerable After two days' ligtit but favourable winds, we





fell in with, and were consigned to the protection of

, and rather cloudy; a gentle air now and (cence, rustic simplicity and repose, which the Pelorus Brig of War, commanded by Captain then wafted to us the balmy odour of the bonks have represented as existing there, Gambier, nephew to the Admiral of that name.

We had the misfortune to be becalmed near the honeysuckle and the clover flower, and and which our infant memories acknowledge Barbary coast for two or three days, the loss of all was one scene of rural and beautiful to have witnessed. which time was in some respects compensated by repose. Nature was in her richest drapery; As we descended the hill from the village having the luck to catch several fine, and, to use her lines had deepened from the tenderness of Pentridge we observed at a distance to the cant phrase, lively turtle. They were of the and gaiety of spring; they were vivid and the right the beautiful ruins of South W'ing. hawk's bill kind; a description not held in estimation strong, and varied with every shade. We field Manor, situated on a gentle eminence by your epicures. A fine breeze springing up, car.

we felt, and recognised in every amidst the dark foliage of trees, disclosing ried us briskly past the high mountains of Cape di

thing around us, all those images of peace from the soft twilight of their own creatica Gata, then, although the hottest month in the covered with snow. Cartbagena and Cape di Palos ful felicity and inimitable loveliness which a tower, or a gray wall, in a manner that were visible, but Alicant lay too distant from ou have given a witching charm to the de- gave them a greater interest and efect course, even to afford a view of the land in its vi-scriptions of our poets. We sauntered than a broad uninterrupted view; just as cinity. Pursuing our voyage, we rapidly passed the through winding lanes whose banks were the very imperfection of its records, the islands of Formentera and Majorca ; and after lying green with nodding grass, and the thick obscurity of distant time, and the vapwa 10, the whole of a very tempestuous night, during which we received some damage, anchored in the springing mercury, and the long creeping breath of tradition, augmented the power poble harbour of Mabon, in the island of Minorca. runners of the ale-hoof; from their high of its history, because they withheld from

Having, I fear, already exceeded the reasonable luxurlant fences of hawthorn, the spreading our knowledge what might weary and dislimits of an epistle, I shall not trespass longer than elm and the delicate cerulian aslı threw gust, and left the imagination to revel in to say, you shall hear from me again soon, and am, their boughs over us; the wild roses blushed the romantic idea of that lovely accomYours, &c.

in clustering confusion; and the elder scented plished and unhappy Queen, who had tlete PEREGRINE.

the morning air with its crowded umbels, wept away some period of her impriszt

that looked at a distance like alasses of snow ment. * The scenery is altogether pecu(Never before published.]

amidst its green and vigorous verdure. We liarly pleasing; the richly picturesque ruins ;

alternately caught the extended prospect of their commanding situations above a file A PEDESTRIAN PILGRIMAGE wide meadows glowing with all the mingled winding and fertile vale; and the luxuriant OF FIVE DAYS,

hues that ever were seen on earth ; a bright foliage of trees, both surrounding them, and TARO' SOME OF THE MOST ROMANTIC PARTS OF and chequered surface of beauty such as no shading the opposite side of the valley, DERBYSHIRE:

painter has yet tolerably imitated, and of whence the manor was connonaded duris 7th Month, 1820.

sloping fields, and woods with a dark wild the civil war, heighten the solemn and penBY WILFRED WENDER. air of silence and loneliness, with some gay sive air so peculia:ly appropriate to sub

villa, or white cottage sleeping in their scenes, where the memory of the past, *** Cáre sélve beate,

grassy glades or reared on their confines, the ruinous aspect of the present, dispose Evi, solinghi e taciturni orróri,

which our fancies immediately pursuaded the fancy to indulge the spirit of romance, Di reposo e di páci alberghi véri,

us were the habitations of delighted beings, and to create with prolific energy many quanto volontieri A rividérvi io tórno!"

conscious of all the charm and tranquillity splendid vision, at the very moment włcs of their situation.

the heart impressed with the solemn trase As we proceeded, the scene gradually of morality pronounces, “Vanitas racitadura WALK TO MATLOCK.

became more animated; the smoke of the omnia vanitas."

different quiet hamlets we passed through At Critch we began to enter as the * To sit on rocks, to muse o'er food and fell;

began to ascend in many a busy curl, de-Peak scenery. The village itself, situated "To slowly trace the forest's shady scene, Where things that own not man's dominion dwell,

noting that the repose of the simple iomates on a high limestone rock, has little to To And mortal steps have ne'er or rarely been ;

was at an end: the labourer came leisurely commend it but its prospect; if we may To climb the trackless mountains all unseen, forth from his snug cottage embowered in except an ornament which it possesses With the wild flock that never needs a fold;

bis paternal trees, with his scythe on his this time of the year (in Alone o'er steeps and foaming falls to lean: This is not solitude, 'tis but to hold

arm; the jingling team and the whistling mest Peak villages) rich masses of stone Caverse with Nature's charms, and see her stores lad were already on the road; the cows crop (sedum acre) like heaps of radiasi unrolled."


began to assemble round the homeward gold embossing its straw roofs,

gates, in expectation of the sweet rosy lass and walls. We ascended the tower of ojOn 21 day morning, the 10th of 7th and the white scoured pail; and the sun servation, on the summit of the hill abure month, my brothers Richard and Godfrey, Ainging abroad his joyous splendour gave the town, which commands a most exten. and myself, set out on a botanical ramble their full charm to these scenes of rural prospect of the country, lying, like a grand through some parts of the Peak; Richard

full of life, yet destitute of bustle, map of fertile and level scenery, inter: taking the pony, and intending only to animated and yet serene, amidst which the spersed with innumerable lines of route accompany us as far as Matlock; Godfrey, poetic inagination for ever lingers, because and hedges, and gleaming serpentine stream, and myself on foot. We left home about it there combines with all the external beauty and diversified with the different shades un four o'clock in the morning. It was cool ef creation, those delicious ideas of inno


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grass, and corn, and wood; decorated with | aspect of scattered crags, some of immense in particular.” “ Bless me," said I, “hast towns, villas, and villages, and inclosed with dimensions, pitched from the eminence thou lived here these forty or fifty years, a fine sweeping line of blue, where the vastly above, and balanced on a small point and dost not know of a stone that has been distant horizon unites heaven and earth, amongst the moss and green fern. A few so often visited, and which, I believe, is combining in its fine and shadowy tints solitary sheep are seen wandering upon it: within a hundred yards ?” “Why,” said something of the character of both. This and in the valley the clear little river he, apparently ashamed of his ignorance, is the nature of the greater part of this Amber runs winding amongst different what d'ye want it for?" « Want it for ! immense landscape ; but on the side next scattered plantations and retired cottages. why we are not going to carry it away in the Peak it is less extensive, being inter- Beyond, rise the undulating grounds and our pockets; I suppose it is about fifty tons!" rupted by the high range of hills. The woods, and the mansions of Alderwasley, “Oh!" said the fellow, “there's a stone view towards Matlock and Crumford is and before you the view is 'terminated by just above, but it's not so big as you talk peculiarly delightful. It is not extensive, the scene towards Crumford, which we of.” We looked up, and saw it just by. Arbeing but about six miles; but it presents noticed from the top of the tower. riving at the place, we found it standing in such a mixture of grandly swelling hills Near Holloway a neat house is erected, the man's corn-field, which at once explainCrowned with woods, and romantically on the right hand of the road, in a situation ed all his pretended ignorance. The stone itstretching lawns of the softest and most to command all the charms of this spot; self is remarkable on no account, except that lively green among them; of valleys, here and its tasteful garden, and romantic scite, its origin and ancient use. It is, perhaps, displaying a scene of wild rudeness, and prepossess the stranger with an idea that its three feet square, mounted on two larger there filled with the deep gloom of the inmates are sensible of the beauties that ones, which appear to belong to the hill, mountains that run into them; of light surround them. At Holloway we turned and to be in their natural place. On the and shade, cultivation and unreclaimed na- off to the right by a narrow stony road, top is cut à circular hole of about ten ture; winding waters, and lofty bounding that lead us at once into a wild and soli- inches diameter, and six inches deep. This hills; the sublimity of creation, and the tary region, partly enclosed with stone walls; altar, as doubtless such it was, is fixed on the tasteful touches of human toil—as are sure and partly open uncultivated common, summit of a remarkably high hill, immeto make the observer descend with a sigh. where the blue milkwort, and the crimson diately overlooking the village of Matlock. It is to be regretted that the tower should foxglove, and the ling, decorated the rocky We were disappointed in it, but most de be suffered to fall into a state of decay, solitude; the silver tones of the gorse-lin- lightfully surprised with the sudden prosthat renders it dangerous of ascent; and net, and the chittering of the grasshopper, pect that broke upon us, just at the moment it is to be hoped that the same laudable were the only animated sounds. In this we reached it; so that our immediate attenspirit which induced the proprietor of the scene, along the side of the eastern ascent, tion was involuntarily drawn from the object bill to raise it, will call his attention to its and yet low and hidden at a distance, stands of our search, and fixed on the enchanting preservation. The repairing of it would the little, unconnected, antiquated village view of Darley Dale. accasion the owner but small expense, of Dithick, or, in the Peak pronunciation, while it would preserve a source of grati. Dedick. From this spot, where one might

[To be continued.] fication to travelers, which would render imagine the world was unknown or forgotmany indebted to him.

ten, and all the concerns beyond the bourLeaving this in the descent to Holloway, dary of its valley were considered of little

Enterprising Traveler.-An English gentleman of or, as the people call it, Howy, the scenery is interest

, went forth Anthony Babbington, Cochrane, is engaged in an attempt unequaled in the

the name of Cochrane, a relative of Sir Alexander striking and delightful; the roads run along chief of the conspirators who were execu- narratives of persevering and intrepid adventurers. We the side of a steep hill to a considerable ted for a design to assassinate Elizabeth, have seen a letter from St. Petersburgh, of a very recen

Turning round the hill at first, and to liberate the Queen of Scots. The date, which states that this gentleman, as appears by his the road is intercepted by a plantation of ancient mansion of the Babbington family America, by the supposed north-east Promontory of

own letters, has reached Irkutsk on foot, on his road to larches on the left hand, as if purposely still remains near the church.

Asia. He had previously written from Lobolsk. On planted to surprise you by the prospect Riber, a village near which is a stone, the 13th of September last he had traveled 8000 versts they cause suddenly' to burst upon you. probably a druidical altar, is situated on a in 123 days, entirely on foot. When he wrote, he exAbove, waves a lofty wood amongst whose hill

, on the opposite side of the valley. Of cold. He sleeps in the open air, and wears nothing

pected by the 10th of December to meet with 45 degrees shade and scattered trunks the eye wanders Ascending to it, we inquired our way of a but nankeen breeches

. The Government has been very up the steep ascent, charmed with the gay countryman, who told us we should readily kind to hin, particularly Count Kotchuberg, the Minisprofusion of mountain flowers which adorn see the stone, where, he said, “some doc- ter of the Interior, who furnished him with every facility it; the blue flaunting campanula, the elegant trine had been done, and an altar where The Emperor took great pains to try to dissuade him

in his power towards success in his arduous enterprize. eerulean jasconic, there mingle their hues they did duty in some former religion." from this desperate undertaking; but he was determined with the orange glow of the beautiful St. At the village, which consists of a few poor to make his experiment. Johnswort (Hypericum pulerum,) and the houses on this wild common, we passed a

, , bright tints of cornels

, orchisis, and vero- large old hall, now used as a farm-house ; known between "."Tinto tap and Loudon Hill," and nicas. Below, the hill descends with great and not seeing the stone so readily as the that this last year has been the mildest he ever rememprecipitance, to the distance of about a quar- man promised us, we again inquired of bers

. None can be a better judge, as he is out every ter of a mile, presenting a wild and rugged another : he told us, he knew of “no stone whole winter.-Glasgow Chronick.


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