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The Gleaner.

· THEATRE ROYAL.

| We have been favoured by our correspondent Pene.

GRINE, with a letter, which can not be strictly consi.

dered as forming one of the regular series, which we TO THE EDITOR.

have lately commenced in the Kaleidoscope. It is “ I am but a gatherer and disposer of other men's

not the less acceptable, however, on that account, and stuf." SIR,—The principal magnet which has attracted

Wotton. shall appear as soon as possible. In the mean time,

we shall thank our correspondent for a continuation of me to the theatre during the past week, has been the chastened and beautiful recitations of Mrs.

THE OLD MAID'S DIARY.

the series. BARTLEY.' This lady, a few years ago, was bailed,

TIM BOBBIN'S LIFE, so often promised, is reserved

ears, in Loudon, as the legitimate successor of Mrs. SID

for our second volume, which commences on the 3rd DONS; and was esteemed by the best judges, as the

15. Anxious for coming out, and the attention of the of next month; on which day we fully expect to very first in her arduous profession. But the over.

men.

have the index to the first volume ready for delivery. whelming splendour, and unrivalled talents of Miss 16. Begins to have some idea of the tender passion. O'NEIL, suddenly eclipsed all other luminaries, 17. Talks of love in a cottage, and disinterested affection. Ako

kon. A FORWARD Miss.—The circumstances disclosed by however brilliant, and Mrs. BARTLEY has never

M. in his letter, are of such a nature, that we cannot 18. Fancies herself in love with some handsome man, since been so prominent an object in the theatrical

abate one jot of the opinion we ventured to form of the o prominent an object in the theatrical who has flattered her.

lady who leads him such a dance. There is a degree world. Still, her fame being built, not on the ad. ventitious aid derived from symmetry of person, 19 Is a little more difficult, in consequence of being

of eccentricity about this dashing belle which is altobut on the superior qualifications of a souod judg-1

gether inconsistent with our notions of female prenoticed.

priety; and, although we are very far fronı being ment, and a coltivated mind; her performances / 20. Commences fashionable, and dashes.

prudes, we involuntarily startle at the thoughts of a have bzen always highly approved by tbe lovers of 21. Still more confidence in her own attractions, and young lady paying a visit to her lover with the 100geouine dramatic talent. Sorry am I to find that expects a brilliant establishment.

chalance exhibited in M.'s description of the interiu LIVERPOOL; a towa celebrated for its liberality 22. Refuses a good offer, because he is not a man of fa

view; nor could we suppress the wish, that, whils: and courtesy to strangers, sbe has been subjected

cooped up in the closet, the lady had been seized

shion. to attacks, which, for their pettiness, vulgarity, and

with an irrepressible speezing fit, which, be apparent malice, must be loathsome and disgust28. Flirts with every young man she meets.

posing her indiscretion, might have had a salutare ing to every generous and feeling heart; and at 24. Wonders she is not married.

effect upon her character for the future. If the lady

should, as in all probability she will, set us down su utter variance with the principles of correct cri25. Rather more circumspect in her conduct.

uncivilized Goths, our only answer shall be, that our ticism, and good taste. Mrs. BARTLEY's former 26. Begins to think a large fortune not quite so indis estimate of the sex is somewhat more elevated than that erinence, ber present capabilities, and that uniform pensible.

expressed by the celebrated authorof LITTLE's Poetre, propriety of conduct for which, in every situation 27. Prefers the company of rational men to flirting.

whose unrivaled beauties but ill atone for the moral of life, she has beeu distinguislied, should have 28. Wishes to be married in a quiet way, with a com

levity displayed in his early, and unfortunately shielded her from the vulgar and persevering abuse

popular, works. We cannot, with Lord CHESTEN. (for it is not criticism, to which I allude. I am

fortable income

FIELD, degrade the sex to mere agreeable playthings; well aware that private virtues cannot be considered 29. Almost despairs of entering the married state.

still less can we regard their "weak sidės" as the most

deserving of our esteem, as they are represented in an equivalent for professional abilities, and if Mrs. so. Rather fearful of being called an old maid.

the very reprehensible lines with which we conclude BARTLEY were destitute of those abilities, I should 31. An additional love of dress.

these remarks. be the last man in Liverpool to censure those who, 32. Professes to dislike balls, finding it difficult to get

« Sweet book, unlike the books of art, an that account, chastised her temerity in exposing

Whose errors are thy fairent part; good partners.

In whom, the dear errata column, herself to public criticism. The chief novelties we have been called upon to

Isthe best page in all the volume !" 38. Wonders how men can leave the society of sensible notice, are tbe substitutes for VANDENHOFF, TAY.

women, to flirt with chits.

| THE THEATRE.-B. W. W. of Manchester, whe, in LEURE, and Miss Grant. The Shylock of Mr.SAL-34. Affects good humour in her conversation with men.

his favour of the 26th ult. expressed the hope that we TER was really quite comical. This gentleman's per-35. Jealous of the praises of women.

should resume the Theatrical Critiques of the Kakele formances are too often disfigured by raot and gri. 86. Quarrels with her friend, who is lately married. doscope, is referred to our publications of this and the mace: there are no indications of cool study, strong 37. Thinks herself slighted in society.

last week. We take the occasion to observe, that a · feeling, or acute discrimination, about his actiug. 1 38. Likes talking of her acquaintance who are married

the subject is of local rather than of general interese, His appearance is prepossessing; but this is a poor

and as the Kaleidoscope has now attained a very ti substitute for those higher and mental endowments,

unfortunately, and finds consolation in their mis tensive circulation in the country, we must prescris which are absolutely necessary to enable a tragediao

fortunes.

limits to this critical department, which we could vish

not to see protracted in length beyond that of the to command the respect of an audience, even in the | 89. Ili nature increases.

communication of G. N.; who will, we trust, pardon tempest and whirlwind of passion. Except this be 40. Very meddling and officious. N.B. A growing pen

our omission of some parts of his letter. We shall the case, all that shouting and storming by which chant.

be happy to afford G. N. any further explanatice the actor means to depict strong feeling, goes for 41. If rich, as a dernier resort, makes love to a young

either personally or by note. nothing but stage trick and common-place rant, in

man without fortune.

The Young OBSERVER is welcome back again : * the estimation of the judicious. I may, perhaps, en. ter into more particulars respecting Mr. SALTER || 42. Not succeeding, rails against the sex.

think we may freely leave the length of his future

communications to his own taste and discretion. The another opportunity: io the mean time, I recommend 48. Partiality for cards and scandal commences.

present letter shall appear in our next. him to enter upoo a rigid course of study. Let 44. Severe against the manners of the age. bim pay more aitention to the principles of human 45. Strong predilection for a Methodist parson. OBSERVER, whose communication we omitted to notice nature and of a just elocution, and less to effect 46. Enraged at his desertion.

last week, is somewhat too scrupulous: the artida and stage-trick; and he will always find in a Liver. 47. Becomes desponding, and takes snuff.

to which he objects were Advertisements, and as such, paol audience a sufficient number of judicious per.

paid for at the stamp office. sons to reward him with that kind of applause which

1:48. Turns all her sensibility to cats and dogs. ought to be the highest object of ag actor's ambition 49. Adopts a dependant relation to attend on her feline. We are sorry to be compelled to postpone, for one ræk,

the very acceptable favours of A.'R. K. who would to obtain.

and canine nursery.

greatly enhance the value of her correspondence, 10th June, 1821.

G. N. 50. Becomes disgusted with the world, and vents all her bestowing a little more pains in the writing. ill humour on her unfortunate relation.

The suggestions of A FRIEND are quite in the spirit or

our work; and shall be taken into consideration TO THE EDITOR.

To Correspondents. THE DRAMA.-We regret that the letter of CRITICUS

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are assured, that, although they have been postponed tenements should be either burnt or otherwise disposed

Liverpool : Printed and published by E. Smith & Co of, as the sight of them must be very hurtful to those for various reasons, they shall not be overlooked, but

54, Lord-street, Liverpool who have the remains of their dear departed friends de shall be included in our present volume, which will Sold also by J. Bywater and Co. Pool-lane; Evans, Chef posited in those churchyards; and, moreover, as the terminate with the current month.

win & Hall, Castle-st-; T. Smith, Paradise-st; T.Waparish has been put to much expense for iron-railing,

brick, Public Library, Lime-st; E. Willan, Bold &c. to adorn the outside, why not keep the inside of the The notes of X. L. D. have been received, and shall be M. Smith, Tea-dealer and Stationer, Richmond-Pow: glaunchyards in proper order Yours, DECENs. I appropriated on the very first opportunity.

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wanting ; for sick men seldom have occasion | ceps, to the proper officer, who fumigates

for that important person's services. All, it in a stove of burning straw, after which LETTER IV.

however, would not do ; for it is known that your friend may receive it. The delivery

a hostile feeling to the British was one cause of provisions is made with equal caution.(Written for the Kaleidoscope.)

of our shameful usage ; and I firmly believe The cargoes are discharged into the LazzaSIR,_We anchored, as my last informed had it not been for the arrival and inter retto, and exposed to the air. The vessels you, in the harbour of Messina, late in the ference of Lord William Bentinck, of whom themselves are subjected to fumigation.

evening, and waited for the morning gun, the Sicilians were sore afraid, and to whom It can scarcely be supposed you can long Ćwith some anxiety, to receive our doom. The the whole business was represented, we resist the pleasure of society ; visits, there.

morning came, and with it our sentence, might have remained in quarantine, I had fore, are often made, nay, dinners eaten, by which, like Romeo's, was “not bodies' almost said, till doomsday. The whole parties, under various periods of quarantine, death, but bodies' banishment.” The truth period of this marine imprisonment was one who must not, upon any account, touch

is, the plague was raging 'at Malta; and a hundred and seven days; a more cruel, each other. The way to manage this, is as - mail had arrived, during the night, from vexatious, and unjust detention was pro- follows: you invite your friends to come Palermo, bringing the dismal tidings of the bably never experienced..

alongside your vessel, in a proper boat; you = yellow fever having made its appearance at As we experience, in England, little of descend into your own, each party having a

Cadiz and Gibraltar. All vessels newly the formalities of quarantine compared with guard, and in a third small hoat between arrived from any of those places were, those of the Mediterranean, I will give you you, are placed the viands. Care must be - therefore, ordered instantly to quit the port, some account of the regulations of Messina, taken to behave circumspectly, that is, not without any previous inquiry being made as which is, perhaps, of all others, the strictest to attack a dish until your opposite friend to the health of those on board.

port in Europe. As soon as a vessel is ad- has satisfied his claims, and withdrawn his You may be sure we did not comply with mitted into the harbour, two men are sent hands. The same discipline is observed in this unjust order, evidently made for the on board, as guards, and whose business it respect to anything your table, if so it may -purpose of inducing us to offer, what those is to watch day and night alternately, and be called, affords.' Strange and ridiculous

in power would gladly have accepted, a prevent communication. If you should as this may be thought, I have many a time, bribe. Being advised from high authority, wish to converse with friends on shore, and oft, on the glassy harbour of Messina, we defied the whole body of magistrates, there is a place at the health-office for the spent a pleasant afternoon, with a friend or health-officers, &c. by hoisting the British purpose. The space where you stand is two, over a bottle of old Faro. That it flag, and positively refusing to move.- railed, and partitioned into small pens, not behoves the inhabitants of countries, which, These worthies had not the temerity to put much unlike those at Kirkdale for cattle. either from climate or other causes, are their bullying threats into 'execution, well Indeed I can compare it to nothing better particularly liable to epidemical diseases, knowing the consequences that would arise than a Smithfield in miniature ; when these to guard with great care against their introfrom any insult to that passport of the pens are occupied by various groups, from duction by strangers, no one will venture to ocean. Notwithstanding the enjoyment of vessels, of all nations, in quarantine ; guards deny ; but when you witness particular inperfect health, and passing the ordeal of ever and anon pushing their pikes between stances of severity, in cases where there examination, by a medical officer, twice a the rails, to keep you together, and making are no just grounds of alarm, and, at the week, it was not until we had remained in the most discordant noises; you may ima- same moment, those of an opposite nature this state of purgatory, if I may use the gine a scene which would have well suited less severely visited, by the powerful agent, expression, two months, that we were even our inimitable Hogarth. In transmitting a money, being secretly employed ; in short, allowed to take exercise in the Lazzaretto. letter or note, it is first cut through with anothing like impartiality, or the observance It was in vain that I petitioned, appealing | chisel on a block placed for the purpose, of a general or rational rule, you naturally to our caterer, if proofs of appetite were and then handed, with a pair of large for. I reprobate the authors of such an inquitious

appea

pro

dlork of the health-office, together with yinegar, and on

system, as they deserve; and my treatment stranger, and executed the same sentence and a little planting will reoder it not only more · previous to landing in Sicily, contributed, upon him, as that from which he had only in no small degree, to alloy the pleasures just fled. The disappointment of the crew

ductive. Not willestanding tbe objections of some which a residence in that fertile and classic | whose property the goose had been, was

agriculturists, that trees in this high, cold region island affords.

will be injurious, by shading aud excluding the sea visible; but it was all in vain, to regain it from the north-west side too much; set the advanFrom my having dwelt so long upon the was out of the question; and, indeed, the tage of breaking the currents of wintry winds, and subject, you will, perhaps, be as willing to steward, who was an old tar, strongly pro- of shade for cattle in tlie heat of midsummer, and perform quarantine, as to read more about tested against releasing a lawful prize, taken, of enlivening and diversifying the face of the coun: it; but as a circumstance or two occurred, as he quaintly expressed it, without register,

try, will certainly overbalance that evil, if it should

really prove one. Little complaint, bowerer, is during my detention in that state, which pass, or papers.

made where trees actually grow, and the appearaece shows the ridiculous and capricious manner Not less laughable than the former, and

of ash, elin, beech, and larcb is such as 10 gire in which this department is managed in equally absurd, are two circumstances, much every encouragement to the planter. It is curiod: Sicily, I will venture to trespass upon your of the same nature, which occurred at the to see, in what a variety of ways the jealous patience. I took out with me a fine Cheshire same time. Amongst other articles, I had / vigilance over new plans, amongst perople seto cheese, which I intended as a present to a la present from England of a pair of silver iled in old habits, evinces itself. Aitempts at isso

provement are opposed as whimsical ignoratice, friend. Upon my arrival I took the cheese candlesticks, and also a few bottles of

and the most ridiculous notions are propagated to in question to the health-officer, to be de- / Wheeler's incomparable, but extravagantly render them abortive. The system of bone masslivered in the city ; for provisions, if in good dear, chow-chow. The former had, as is Iring has been introduced, aod we found it a general order, as well as some other articles, are usual, a little green cloth fastened under opinion almost wherever we went, that one ball not considered susceptible of infection, each; these were condemned to a quaran- of the bones were buman. lo some places, the therefore not liable to quarantine. From tine of forty days in the Lazzaretto : and poor people were almost ready to mob ibe farmers, its own intrinsic excellence, a few little the pickles were only permitted after re

whom they regarded as impious wretches for eucos

raging so sacriligeous, avd, in their opivion, canaita! animals of the class vermes had generated moving the strings round the necks of the airas

u moving the strings round the necks of the la trade. The bones used are ground in a mill: this in the middle. · The cheese was laid on the jars; and what is more extraordinary, the they thought was entirely on purpose to conceal the ground, and, we having retired a few paces, small bits of muslin in each, saturated with fact. They told us dismal tales of ship loads of the clerk of the health-office, together with vinegar, and which would of themselves them brought from the continent, from the different a gold-sticked M. D. looking wondrous have been preventives against the worst of

fields of battle; one half of them from Waterloo.

When these sources were exhausted, their beads wise, stepped close to inspect it; round the plagues. Mercutio cries, “plague o' both

were full of resurrection men and rausacking of whole stood several of the guards, with your houses ;" you, I already hear exclaim

church yards, and if the trade were permitted to go 'their pikes; one of these gentry, quickering, “plague o' your quarantines ; sayon, they seemed to have little hope of resting quietly sighted than the rest, spied a little fellow something about the dangers of famed in their graves. Attempting to laugh some of them skip out of the cheese, who was soon im- Sylla and Charybdis, the gay Parthenope, out of their fears, one womau assured me, thai paled for his temerity; and the whole was, the Imperial City, Arno's delicious vale, and

though the boues were groood, Providence seemed pronounced unfit to be received, and accor- fifty other places which you have visited,

resolved to detect the monstrous traffic, for that a

field near her house, strewed with them, had grove dingly was conveyed back to our vessel.- all dear to the man of letters, and interesting

meresting turnips last winter all maoner of shapes of Desi Would you believe it, some time after, and even to those who have not had that best of faces, and hands with fingers and thumbs cumplete; when in worse condition, this identical gifts, a liberal education.” I shall, in due and they had been taken to Ashbuurn for a shor. ! cheese was allowed to be landed, a wedge season, most readily accede to what I be told her, jokingly, that if it were true, it was of talde of iç being previously presented to the clerk, lieve to be your wishes, and, ere long, shall

consequence : it was better to manure the land wab who before was vehement for its being taken transmit another epistle. In the interim,

dead men's bones than with the blood of the living

and that if men thought little of cutting obe et on board.

I am, Yours, &c.

other's throats, and blowing each other's brains out, Another of these ridiculous scenes oc

- PEREGRINE.

by ten and twenty thousands at once, ao Fonder at curred on Christmas eve. On board a ves

their strewing tbe fields with their ashes, and living en sel, not far distant from ours, but which was

the fertility of their fellow-men ; that if they would

A PEDESTRIAN PILGRIMAGE not in qual antine, a seaman was holding up

permit one another to be at peare and quietes OF FIVE DAYS,

while they lived, their thefts upon the dead migli a fine live goose, and expatiating upon its

TURO' SOME OF THE MOST ROMANTIC PARTS OF be more easily forgiven. merits, no doubt when roasted, with apple

DERBYSHIRE: sauce. The crew seemed to agree with

7th Month, 1820.

BIGGIN DALE him in opinion, and to anticipate the plea.

BY WILFRED WENDER. sures of the feast. At this moment the

On the 611 day morning we left One Ash, and sacred bird, whether understanding the con

PEAK IMPROVEMENTS.

passing by New Haven House, and tbrough Begem, versation and wishing to enjoy the stubble

a village on the slope to the right below, ve Fud. little longer I know not escaped. and.) Cultivation seems to have gone ou rapidly of late denly descended into a deep glen like Latbky Dale flying towards our vessel, was captured by

hur years in the Peak, owing to the same causes which on the one hand rising a lofty verdant range of bulky,

bave propelled the progress of agriculture through- at intervals beautifully covered with wood; and en our cook. The bird having communicated

out the kingdom. Few spols of grouod about the other, piles of savage and naked rocks, as it were with a vessel in quarantine, there was no Moneyash cau now be seen which betray the heath one above the other, with a dismal air of blan returning it; we, therefore, welcomed thel and moss of uoploughed land. A few more years lunely desolation. Down this glen we found a ves

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for about three miles, its appearance becoming con. You are at once transported iuto a land of enchant. nately rests ou flocks and herds lying peacefully in tinually more impressive; its hills lifting up their ment. Every object that surrounds you, though the valley, and wanders from heights to heights that beads to a more stupendous height; its decorations of you bave but just left the other most strikiog parts seem in silent majesty to bear the blue concave of wood and verdant declivities growing more animatedly of the Peak, is strange and wild, and wonderously beaven, wbile the ear catches, in the solitude of that beautiful; and its naked accumulations of cliffs unlike all other features of creation. The river, reposing scene, no sound but the whimper of the every moment presenting a variety of awful and about every quarter of a mile, takes a sudden turn falcon, hovering on the mountain tops, and the amazing forms. Our road at the bottom was full

round the feet of the mountains, and throws open gush of the stream below. of buge gray masses of rock, that at some time had before you, as you follow it, another scene, different

“ In such a scene the soul oft walks abroad, thundered from the heights above, and of lesser from the last, so that your mind is continually ex

For silence is the energy of God! stones, whose points, just peeping through the moss, cited by fresh emotions of astonishment and delight

And when all nature sleeps in tranquil smiles, reminded us of the Jerusalem pilgrim with peas in which can only be felt in silence, and that make us What sweet, yet lofty thought the soul beguiles. bis shoes. At length we reached the Dove, at the sensible how poor, how feeble is all human language. There's not an object ’neath the sun's bright beam, moment a most grand and bewildering scene of In such situations, who has not experienced a deep There's not a shadow dark'ning on the stream, rocks and precipices opened upon us, that stood and labouring effort of soul, a struggling anxiety to There's not a mountain propping yonder skies, like towers and spires and tremendous rugged describe his feelings, till he has sighed to think how

Whose huge reflection in the water lies, dumes, some crowned with fantastic pinnacles; an impoteot are the powers of speech!

That does not, in the lifted soul, awake The first scene after leaving Milldale commences assemblage of shapes so strange and overawing, and

Thoughts, that of love and heaven alike partake;

While all its newly-wakened feelings prove, piled amid such a deep and soul-pervading stillness, with a mountain on the right or Staffordshire side,

That love is heav'n, and God the soul of love. that, notwithstanding all we had seen of the Peak, termioating in a lofty bluff precipice, something re

In such sweet times the spirit rambles forth, we were almost persuaded to deem them unreal; sembling the High Tor at Matlock. On the left is

Beyond the precincts of this groveling' earth ; - be lawless creations of a dream, a pile of naked, grey, and stupendous cliffs, that

Expatiates in a higher world than this, have scattered their fragments plentifully into the And plunging in the future's dread abyss,

valley, where you pass aloog by the clear, swift river, Proves an existence separate and refin'd, DOVE DALE.

amidst a wilderness of tall, rampant plants; pestilent By leaving its frail tenement behind.

wort, the bird's cherry, the elegant valerian, and For there are thoughts that God alike has given "Thither he hied, enamour'd of the scene; mountain cistus, springing from mossy baoks,

To high and low, and these are thoughts of heav'n." For rocks on rocks, piled, as by magic spell,

ainidst bazels, Aowery cornels, and buckthorns. Here scorched with lightning, there with ivy green,

After this turn at the cave, the dale expands, ibe This scene on the left side (on which you valk) river flows more peacefully, and the mountains Penced from the north and east this savage dell;

runs on for about a quarter of a mile, and returns Southward a mountain rose with easy swell,

stretch away to a greater distance; but a few stepe again nearly half way, forming a silent valley, sur-farther you see it swiftly contracting agaio, and all Whose long long groves eternal murmur made ; And towards the western sun a streamlet fell,

rounded by a green circular range of bills, on which at once seeming to stop your progress with a region Where, through the cliffs, the eye remote surveyed

round tower-like rocks project at intervals with of magical confusion; rocks, pyramids, lofty obeBlue hills, and glittering waves, and skies in gold array'd. verdant slopes between them, dotted with sheep. lisks, and woody mountains. Arriving, you find

This glen, as you pass its entrance, wbich is con- livesto Along this narrow yalley you might see

two stupendous insulated rocks, like two giants, The wild deer sporting on the meadow ground, tracted by the bills, impresses you with a deep sense

guarding the pass, which alone admits the river and And here and there a solitary tree, of loneliness, and before you, at the turn of the dale,

Ja nartow foot-path; the one on the Staffordshire Or mossy stone, or rock with woodbine crowned.

“Midst the vast marble cliffs, a lofty cave

side strikingly resembling the tower of a church, Oft did the cliffs reverberate the sound

Rears its proud arch beside the rushing wave," but leaning fearfully, and behind it. rocky " hills on Of parted fragments, tumbling from on high;

F. Hemans. hills and Alne on Alne.

hills, and Alps on Alps arise," sloping away to the And from the summit of that craggy mound,

and strikes you, as you approach it, every moment distance of a mile upwards, most deliciously covered The perching eagle oft was heard to cry,

with increasing awe; a sinaller one, which is nearer, with green foliage. On the other side stands' a tall Or on resounding wings to shoot along the sky."

Beattie.

but close adjoining the larger, would in another spire, with a yawning cavern at its base, a dark

place appear magnificent ; but, by the side of that narrow valley running up towards the left; behind, From Biggin Dale we pursued the course of the mighty one, it loses much of its effect. A regular and beyond it, still loftier cliffs, on the top of one of Dove, perpetually changing its direction, amongst arch of about thirty feet in beight, and sixty in the which, immediately impending the river, a vast mountains of a most romantic character; the deep span, forms the entrance of the larger cave; within, square stone lies partly shot over, and seeming solitude only interrupted at intervals by the lonely the roof rises with a lofty vault, and at the back ready every moment to rush down the terrible abyss. bleating of the flocks, or by the stones rustling down stands a massy pillar that seems to support it. In Through this narrow pass you wander along, beamongst the bushes from mines on the brow of the the left corner is a steep recess, which you may tweeo mighty perpendicular cliffs, whose sides are lofty bills, to Milldale; a few houses perched amidst enter by some natural, but steep and rugged steps.tufted with hangiog shrubs; the valerian waves its some woody rocks, to which bundreds of martins The entrance to this grand cave is up a quick ascent, piok umbels; the Jacob's ladder flaunts its vivid kad fixed their gests. We thought ourselves well almost close to the water.

blue; the barebell streams with a delicate and repaid for our walk by the scenes we had passed The bottom of the cave is a continuance of this nzure radiance from the lofty rock; the dark yew brough; but about a mile below Milldale, tbe part slope, rising at different places by a step of the frowns over some gloomy clasm; and the white of Dovedale usually visited, began to present itself, shelving rock, and the steeper part beautifully buug beamtree throws its horizontal arms and broad sil. ind all we had seen appeared as nothing. Dovedale with the delicate leaves of the wild geranium. At very leaves from the precipice above you, that awes s undoubtedly the finest part of the Peak. Its rocks the mouth of this cave, on the green sward, the your bewildered mind as you look up to its dizzy lo not, perhaps, equal in altitude and individual parties who visit the dale commonly take refresh- top, and thence to the blue void of heaven. Your magnitude some of those at Matlock, but the scenes | meot. Above them sweeps that magnificent natural way is at times over stepping stones along the river, it Matlock wear a monotony, or at least a strong arch, bearing on its back a pile of rock, crowned which, pent between these rocks, in rainy seasons resemblance to each other, wbicb soon deprives with trees, and mounted at one eud with an appareat rushes through with tremendous violence, but now them of much of their effect, by familiarizing the watch tower. Immediately below, the river runs sweeps along, a stream of liquid silver, in, whose tye, after seeing a part, to the cliaracter of the with a soothing flow round a singular mass of rocks depths every stone is seen, with long green tresses of whole. But bere, besides the singular character of on the other side, that seem to have been torn by the water ranunculus waving in its beautiful tide, the scenery, its novelty is perpetuated to the very some former convulsion of nature from the cave or it dashes, like a volume of agitated snow, over | 1st, by an amazing variety of ever-changing views. I and hurled there, and on either band the eye alter- falls that beigliten the wildness of the place,

Poetry.

DULCE DOMUM!

TO CAPTAIN H.

1

LINÉS,

linduce her to claim works which have attained such (After having recently lost an invaluable mother)

popularity. Tbis question admits of a very plaig

and satisfactory answer. Had they been published On hearing Mr. Putnam's FEMALE EDUCATION,'

with the lady's name, they would never have been on Thursday evening, May 31, 1821.

read. The public have set her down as iucorrigi. (INSERTED BY PARTICULAR DESIRE.]

bly unamusing; and her oame wonld have operately

like magic, or rather like glue, iu keeping tbe leaves How soon the heart, an intimate with grief,

unopened. In fine, the vowels have been in a great Springs at each hope which promises relief;

measure indebied for their celebrity to the impos. How soon is touch'd, within a heart of woe,

lure that they were written by Sir Walter Scoli. The chord that has disown'd all joys below;

This is a very common bookseller's trick. Almost Yet, yet, it vibrates sorrow's soothing strain,

all our great authors have beeu subject to it, or And loves a sound, so mournful, to retain. Such were my feelings, sweet to be indulg'd,

concurred in it. Ioferior writers have in a thouWhen Putnam, with soft eloquence, divulg'd

sand instances published their works anonymously, Our sex's value; show'd the virtuous wife,

ibut they might be buoyed into notice, by their apThe faithful partner,--soothing friend in life: pearing to emanate from some author of ability and He painted, too, that dearer, sweeter friend;

established reputation. The trick baring succeeded, Whose heart with mine did once so truly blend. is of course repeated, as the same veed for it exbols Oh! when this part assailed my watchful ears,

on the publication of every Dew effusion. But the It brought before me days of other years;

is another cause why no lady That aspires to the cha. When he deliver'd this, in mournful strain, I felt as if my mother liv d again;

racter of piety, should claim Oki Mortality. We refer For all encomiums, all the warmest praise,

our readers to what has been urged io the Christiza Would shine on her but like departing rays.'

Instructor respecting their religious tendency. The She shone resplendent in the sphere she mov'd;

way in which the biblical phrascology of the Core She was lamented, oh! she was beloved.

lanters was caricalured gave great vfieoce tu pives

people; and the applause of ihe volatile and irreliHe next a picture drew of wedded love,

vious was more than counterbalanced by the ceasure Then spake in raptures of the saints above,

of the serions. Hence her vivleut avger when she was Whose lives one deed of charity had been;

detected, and bence the fully and ignorance" s bich Whose cheering smiles made every day serene;

she couferred upon you, for declariug her to be the Whose goodness had a husband's life endear'd;

author of works whicle ve are told were so much Whose precepts had a daughter's bosom cheer'd : These, these were all her own whom we have lost,

above her capacity. Singular io abuse those who And Putnam little thought who felt this most.

tbiok us abler thau we are. The argumeut on the Ah! had he heard my father's deep-drawn sigh,

score, "of Mrs. Grapi's vanily, under present are Ah! had he seen his daughter's tearful eye,

cunstances, is not only without force in this polol, He would have found his eloquence had power but makes on the other side of the question. She To sooth, to grieve, to eheer, within an hour;

constantly praiscs the novels in compersation, and But, to describe this reading, so sublime,

itscribes them to Sir Walter Scult. To keep up ibe I leave to some far abler pen than mine ;

thing, the novels praise her. “Genius highly certo And, hoping they'll bestow the praises due,

ditable to the country," and the "jogevious and I, to my humble rhyme will bid adieu. May such amusements with success be crown'd,

l'espectable Mrs. Grant," are the terms in which And Putnam's life with happiness abound;

we find her spoken of in Waverley. This direct For, till the sunshine of my life is set,

and indirect admiration, this double dose of unqua This Education,' I shall ne'er forget.

lified Aattery, is surely fully suficient to saljale loc June 2nd, 1821.

ANNE. vanity of any person.

I have sometimes heard people assert ibat Sir Walter was the writer of these sovels; and feeling interested in the question, and auxiulis to su

delusivo to the last point, I have frequently, THE AUTHOR OF WAVERLEY quired the grounds of their belief, and a bal tatto

they could adduce to warraut their opinio." (Continued from our present volume, p. 41, 57, 73, 121.)

number of stories were told in reply; but I pushing them for authorities, I uniformly a

interesira “Dissimilitude of style, and heterogeneousness of sen- served by this appropriation of Sir Wai

ihem to the persons whose pecuniary iuteres
timent, may sufficiently show that a work does not really
belong to the reputed author."-Johnson's preface to

The last resource is the assumption that
Shakspeare.

'so: because, forsooth, it is a geveral bel " "Others may pretend,' said the bookmaker, 'to direct

what I demand are the grounds for this " the vulgar; but that is not the way; I always let the

I belief." The novels bear no resemblance vulgar direct me; wherever popular clamour arises, IĮ

'to Sir Walter Scott's productions, and just always echo the million. For instance, should the peo- fied with his own celebrity, and disda 1003 ple in general say that such a man is a rogue, I instantly chase, even by a blameless eilence, a 13011.. give orders to set him down in print a villain. Thus every rious popularity, he has pointedly deù ied. man buys the book, not to learn new sentiments but to not only in the Edinburgh Annual Regist have the pleasure of seeing his own reflected.' .To what his Majesty at the Levee, and unifor purpose was the book then published ?' cried I. 'Sir, friends. The editor of the Ediuburgbr The book was published in order to be sold; and no taken an book sold better, except the criticisms upon it, which came out soon after. But, Sir, it is time that I should

and, probably with a view to inake Sir, come to business. I have just now in the press an his

a littic, le bas praised the lady's no rely tory of China, and if you will but put your name to it

more than ever he did the Baronet's poco as the author, I shall repay the obligaiion with grati. Io a former letter I briefly related tude.'" -Goldsmith's Citizen of the World.

facts I had ascertained by making in

parish of Cathcart, where Mrs, Graut b To the EDITOR of the GLASGOW JOURNAL.

í stated that there was no scenery on

which in any point auswered the desc
Sir.-The popular prejudice that Sir Walter Churchyard aud Castle of Catlıcart so

the Tales of my Landlord, and I show
Scott is the writer of Mrs. Grant's novels, is fast minutest particular. The Churchyard.
fadiog before the inass of evidence which exists of graves of three martyrs, ou whose font
t be truth. It is really full time that it should, for is an inscription in " rude prose and o
I presume that a more grounless and extravagant - Gigantic ash-trees mark the boundari
delusion never existed in any age or collitry. Suine metery;" and the surface is free of ran!
people inquire bow Mrs. Grant's vanity does not grass, dark and noxious weeds, and cure

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The long'd-for hour is come at last,
The river's foaming bar is past,

And, spreading proud each sail,
The glad ship bends her bow to lave
In each advancing dark blue wave,

And leans before the gale.
Thật long'd-for hour the master loves,
And keen his manly bosom proves

The joys it can impart;
His wife's fond smile, his children's kiss,
His home, and all home's promised bliss,

Rush to his filling heart..
With joyful voice each new command
He gives ; nor grieves to see the land

Retiring far astern:
When the blue hills blend with the sky,
His bosom heaves no farewel sigh ;

His thoughts all homeward turn.
"Tis thought of home that cheers his mind,
When, full against his course, the wind

Comes curling o'er the deep :
'Tis thought of home that cheers delay,
When calms are o'er the watery way,

And winds and waves asleep.
And when the skies with storms are dark,
And awful round the reeling bark

The mountain billows roll;
And, trusting in no earthly power,
He stems the danger of that hour,

That soft thought cheers his soul.
Like lands that from the sea emerge,
Far smiling on its dark blue verge, .

Beyond the storm's extent;
Stilly and sweet and bright it smiles,
And every careful thought beguiles,

And whispers calm content.
When England's hills at last appear,
It is that thought which makes more dear

To him their native charms;
For while the patriot's feelings flow,
That thought, with a more ardent glow,

The father's bosom warms.
But ah! 'tis sweet, that welcome hour
When needless is bright fancy's power

Amidst realiły ;
When all the days of danger past,
The port is gain'd, the anchor cast,

With wild hilarity.
This, this the hour the master loves;
And now in happy truth he proves

The joys it can impart;
His wife's embrace, his children's kiss ;
His home, and all home's promised bliss,

Rush to his filling heart.
Lirerpool, 15th June, 1821.

Literary Notices.

ion of Sir Walter's Date

whatever

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edly denied the works

ual Register, bal to h uniformly to his mburg b Review hos

ake Sir Walter feel "y's no rels infinitely

elated a few of the 8 inquiries in the

aut bad resided, ery on the Clyde le descriptions in

showed that the cart soiled to the

Durchyard contains abe

e fonsbstones there and ruder rhrane." undaries of the tre of rank springing

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