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Anecdote.-The aged and respectable Bishop of D-m new Liverpool Improvement Bill, empowering the
has been for some time indisposed, and the following magistrates to suppress this nuisance of indelicate plas LETTER anecdote is related on the occasion. Among the daily
cards. Upon consulting the bill itself, we were glad I'rom a Bather at Liverpool to his Friend at Rochdare more sedulously punctual than the Bishop of ESI; inquirers respecting his l.ordship's health, no one was to find the following clause, under the head of
“ Penalty for posting up or distributing indecent Hand. (i. e. Rochdale.)
and the invalid seemed to fancy that other motives be- bills. And whereas, in the said town of Liverpool, En! Tummus, theaw's miss'd it wearily ot t'did naw sides anxious kindness might contribute to this solicitude. the practice of posting up and distributing indecent
hand-bills prevails to a very great extent, and is come wi' us—theaw may say what e'loikes abeawt th”. One morning he ordered the messenger to be shown into
extremely offensive to the inhabitants and to the Meyles, and Laythom, and Blackpool, but owd Lerple sent my compliments to my Lord Bishop, and tell public in general : Be it therefore enacted, That in for moy money, I say yet-cheaw said theaw'd seen aw that I am better, much better ; but that the Bishop of case any person or persons shall post up on any as wur to be seen ; but by'r Ady there's mooar chin as W, has got a sore throat, and a bad cold, if that house, building, or place, within the said tono, o will do."
hand and distribute, or cause to be so posted up, mitch again t' be seen neaw as there wur when thee
handed, or distributed, any hand-bill or hand-bilis and me coom here th' last toime! Whaw mon they'n Mayr, May 16.-A singular animal has been observed getcen boats neaw ot gooan by a steeom engine !-- as far as the breast. It has no hair on the head, and the
of an indecent tendency, the person of persons as by the fishermen here of late. It appears like a man
offending shall, for each and every offence, forfeit theaw may stare! but it's as true as th' Alminick-and body and face is black. It eludes all attempts made to
and pay any sum not exceeding
be levied and recovered as other penalties are reco us three coom i' one un um aboon twenty moile.-- take it. It is thought this water monster may be a sea.
verable by this act." Egadlins ! I cud hardly perswade Sam Dootson e' ven otter, or one of the sea animals wandered from the northern ocean.
Sir JOSEPH BAKKS.—The memoir of the late president ture abooard on her : he wur fecort ot gooing by steeom
of the Royal Academy is postponed in order to admit wud be summat loike floying or being blown up-but it's nowe o' th' soart, mon-they dreiven throof th'
an article which will be perused with no common in. To Correspondents.
terest. We allude to the biographical notice of Si wetur juist th' same as t'other boats úsed e' do-bu:
Walter Scott, and the attempt to deprive him of the INDELICATE PLACARDS.-We insert the following honour attached to the author of the Tales of my istid o' sails they'n two wetur wheels ot gooan splash,
note of a correspondent, upon a subject, which we, as Landlord. splash, splash-scrat, scrat, scrat, abeawt ten or eleven well as our brother journalists, have frequently brought moile an beawr; and it's by far th' yeasiest and chep- before the public with very little effect. The cure for CHARLES DANGLE stall not dangle in attendance long
this evil is very simple, however, as we shall show, at our Editorial Temple, in which he shall have the pest way ot a country lad can get hither-indeed I
after having disposed of our correspondent's com
first vacant niche. He will perceire, in a preceding think it's welly chepper thin walking; for besoide plaint.
column, that another correspondent (P.) is on the saving shoe-leather, one can do wi' so mitch less ale-" To the Editors. I wish, through the medium of your same scent as himself. and then one's th' benefit o'ch' sa wt wetur aw th' way
paper, to notice what I think a most scandalous Peter PITIFUL, with whose unanswerable queries fro' Runcorn. Theaw used e' make ackeawnt ot theaw
nuisance to this town ; I mean the pasting of many
we were favoured some time since, may rest assured cud taste th' sawe if t' licked thy lips as far off as Saint street, some of which are worded in the most inde
that he is not forgotten. We shall introduce him to Ellen; but theaw may have it this way aboon twice as cent language. If a lady be walking through the
our juvenile readers, as the winter approaches. In far. Here's yoar Jim says theaw dusn't loike ony body
streets, some of these impudent papers are sure to
the mean time, we shall be glad to receive The meet her eye. Indeed, not only this, but it often
Enquirer, No. 2. knowing mooar in thee, and theaw'll be saying theaw's happens, that boys, who are engaged for the pur- R. P. will oblige us by stating the subject of the letters yecord o' cheese steeom boats before but there's one pose, deliver one of these papers into her hands.
he enquires after, and which we fear have been misthing I'm shure theaw's ne'er yeeord on. Istid o' those
Such a nuisance as this should not pass unnoticed.
Hoping an amendment may result from your infoine bathing kallivans theaw used t'tell on, they'n
serting the above, is the wish of
We are much obliged to OMICRON, for the translation made a greyt thing ot they cawn a “ Floating Bath ;"
"A FRIEND TO MODESTY." we solicited ; and it would be an additional favour and, solidiee, I think it's th' noicest place I wur ever at 0+ We believe there is scarcely an individual in the if he would send the solution previously to publica
cion. i' my loife. When I first went abooard on it, I thought
town, who has not noticed the nuisance in question ;
and as it is not probable that the persons interested in Pathos and Bathos.- The composition copied out fer it wur a ship beawt botham, and I're rather sboy o' obtruding such disgusting trash will ever be induced, jumping in, as sum chaps did, for feeor o' gooing cleeor from a sense of shame, to discontinue thus to disfigure
our convenience, by S-1, is excellent in its way
we wish we could say as much for the penmanship of throof into ch' river; but, heawever, I fun there wur
the walls, some other remedy must be sought, and a
the transcriber. a botham, and a vast foine botham too; and awtogether
very easy one presents itself. We take it for granted,
that, although the law may not authorize the magis. The extracts of A GLEANER are judiciously selected, ic's deeotest, th' safest, th' cleeonest bathing ot ever I trates to prohibit the pasting up of these bills upon the
and very well adapted for our work. 'I had sin' I're born. One may have a dip at ony time walls, the permission of the person to whom the wall o'ch' tide-oather at hee wetur or at low wetur-and
belongs, or the tenant of the premises thus disfigured, We thank A FRIEND for his copy of the Boy of Egree there wur a felly abooard towd me as th' wetur wur
is strictly requisite; and that any placards, attached to mond; and have to make our acknowledgements to
such walls, without the leave or against the consent of another for transcribing “Laud's Consecration,"&G as good and as strung, and had as mitch fyzic in it at such proprietor or tenant, might be taken down by low wetur as it had at hee wetur. Sam says this can
himself, or any person duly authorised by him. If We thanks Spins. &c. and shall look over the odd not be true, and of th' felly wur nowt but trotting us;
we are correct in this supposition, the nuisance might numbers he has sent for inspection.
be very easily got rid of; and the mode we recommend but, heawever, we'll bring a bottle o' booath soarts
is this. Let a person be appointed for the express TiTyRUS QUILLET! shall be introduced to our whooam wi' us, and eawr folk may try for theirsels.- purpose, if by the magistrates it would be all the bet- readers most probably in our next.
, he might be commissioned by any indi- T. P.'s tale is not original, we believe; and his French Besoide bathing, one may stay abooard a whoile and
viduals interested in the suppression of the nuisance. look abeawt one; and one sees mooar o'th' river and
His office should be to look out for placards of a par
will require "touching up" a little. th' shipping fro'chis place i' one beawr, than fro'ony ticular description, for the purpose of removing them, the expected original paper on the structure of the heart other place in a whole wick. Then there's aw soart o' or rendering them illegible. If there were any oppomeyt and drink abooard, and I think i' my guts t'best
sition to be apprehended on the part of the advertiser
is not yet come to hand, and will, we fear, arrive top
late for the present publication.
(who would hardly, however, venture to appear before and e' cheppest ot I fun i' aw th' ceawn-and we seet the magistrates in defence of his placards) or even ad- We have no doubt that the Chinese dinner, promised by amung a peawrcelo' gentlemen reading th'newspapers mitting that the parties engaged to pull them down a correspondent, will be relished by our readers. and smooking. We geet oytch on us a poipe, but these
were liable to an action for damages; still, under such quality wur smooking summut elze ot look'd like pig
a supposition, there is another course to be pursued, COOKERY IN DAYS OF YORE.-The article on this sub
which is strictly legal. Let the person engaged to ef- ject, furnished by another friend, is very acceptable. tail tobacco. It had some soart of an eawtlandlish
face the placards make previous application, for leave, name, as I cud na quoite gawm; but whotever it wur, to the party to whom the wall belongs: that being We thank J. B.-M. C.-A. M.W.-T. P.-A. M. T. oather it or their drink did um good, for they'r very
obtained (and there would be no difficulty in the
--and Your READER, for their communications.
way, particularly if the recommendation came from merry. They sung! and they leawgh'd!! and when I
the magistrates) the man might proceed to clear the sung th' “ Owdham Recruit” for um, I'll be shot if walls without any apprehension of interruption. As
Printed, published, and sold they did not leawgh harder than ever. Indeed, if t'le those bills often adhere too firmly to the wall to admit BY EGERTON SMITH AND CO. believe me, Tum, I'se never i' better company sin l'se
of being easily detached, we should recommend that
Liverpool Mercury Office. kersunt-but I'll tell thee mooar abeawt it when I cum paint, or any cheap and effectual wash. If such a sold also by John Bywater and Co. Pool-lane; Mestres whooam; and I'll oather perswade thee e' go wi' me process as this were once set on foot, the parties who Evans, Chegwin and Hall, Castle-street; Mr. Thos
. th' next bathing toime, or I'll gi' thee leeof t' caw me
now violate public decency would cease to issue their Smith, Paradise-street ;' Mr. Warbrick, Public a ninnybommer as lung as my name's
papers, as soon as they discovered that they were use- Library, Lime-street ; Mr. G. P. Day, Newsmas,
less to them. We had written thus far, when we Dale-street; and Mr. John Smith, St. James's-roade TIM BOBBIN. were informed that there is an express clause in the for ready money only.
by the combined agency of heat and of the atmosphere, organ, and a superficial observer, on viewing the heart, they are again circulated and diffused.
would not suppose its structure to be so complicated ; it We shall now proceed to consider the agency which is only when anatomically examined that we discover its [ORIGINAL]
maintains the circulation of the blood in the human internal construction, and are enabled to trace four
frame: and in reviewing this important function, cavities, which are separated from each other by a STRUCTURE & ECONOMY OF THE HEART. the HEART will be found to hold the first station. It fleshy or muscular partition.
is not only the most elaborately constructed, but it is Each auricle has two'openings; by the one it receives
also the great central power which chiefly excites and the blood from the veins, by the other it transmits the Among the variety of organs and funetions, the union preserves the motion of this fluid. 'As the ocean, the Blood to the corresponding ventricle. In like manner and co-operation of which constitute tnat mysterious or- rivers, and the streams, may be said to constitute the each ventricle has two openings, one communicating ganization which produce the phenomena of life, none arteries and veins of our globe, and as air and caloric with the auricle'from which it receives the blood, the is more curious or important than the circulation of the are the agents which produce the circulation of the wa-other communicating with the artery through which the blood: and in reviewing the structure and economy of ters; in the human body, the heart is the central organ Blood, so received, is transmitted. The left auricle comthe apparatus by which this beautiful function is carried which works the machinery of the circulation. And as 'municates with the pulmonary veins which return the on, every well regulated mind must admire the provi- we would be struck with an ingenious piece of mechan-blood from the lungs : "the left ventricle opens into the dential wisdom so sensibly manifested in its construction ism, constructed by the hand of man, we should surely corta which distributes the blood through the general and arrangement.
no less admire a piece of mechanism constructed by the system. This blood is brought back to the riglit aurille The circulation of the blood in the human body is hand of the Creator. The steam-engine which raises by the denæ cave: from the right aurîcle it passes info etiated by means, in many respects, similar to those water to afford to a great city an adequate supply of this the right ventricle, to be circulated through the lungs which produce the incessant circulation and distribution Muid, so necessary for the wants of man, is surely less by the pulmonary artery. of water over the general surface of the earth. In the an object of curiosity and admiration ihan the engine The left auricle and ven tricle serve for the general or phenomena of each we witness the same simplicity of which Almighty Wisdom has placed in the centre of the greater circulation, as it is sometimes termed: the erotrivance, the same uniformity of action, the same our bodies, which sympathises with every passion and right auricle and ventricle are the organs for the pulmorade of activity; and both fluids in their course answer emotion of the mind, which performs its allotted func-nary or lesser circulation. a variety of purposes equally interesting and important. tions, under all cireumstances of the body, whether asleep The auricles and ventricles as they have different du. By mans of the blood the different parts of the animal or awake, at rest or 'in motion, and which excites the ties to perform, have also different structures suited for frame receive the materials for their nourishment, their circulation of the blood through an uninterupted circuit, the functions of each. The auricles being merely the growth, and their renovation; and this fluid, after being and distributes this vital fluid to every part of our frame receptacles of the blood returned by the veins, and havdistributed by the arteries, and after having served for the The blood in the human body having a double circu-ing only a short passage through which to propel it inelaboration of the bile, the tears, the saliva and the other lation to perform, one through the general system, and to the ventricles, a slight forcing power only is required. secretions, flows into another set of vessels called veins. the other through the lungs, it necessarily requires a Hence these cavities are merely membranous bags, and An innumerable series of small vessels are distributed moving power for each circulation. Aecordingly we are orily furnished with a small proportion of muscular through the body, which collect the blood as it passes find that the heart is a double engine, and that each side fibre. The ventricles propel the blood through the from the arteries ; these small vessels anite and form of this organ is a distinct moving power, the left of the whole arterial system; they consequently must exert a larger ones, till they ultimately constitute twogreat trunks, cortal, or greater circulation, through the body, very considerable force to effect this measure; and, in which pour their contents into the heart, and return the right of the pulmonary, or lesser circulation, through conformity to the general system of contrivance, mani. the blood back again to the fountain from whence it the lungs. As the heart receives blood by the veins and fested in the construetion of this organ, we find that the tored. In the system serving for the distribution of transmits it by the arteries, it évidently requires a ventrieles are furnished with a very large proportion of water, we see also a variety of channels, some at the separate chamber for each of these purposes, and, on muscular fibres, which are also so arranged as to be enasurface, others more deeply seated; we have also lesser inspecting it, we discover that it is furnished with the bled to exert the greatest action and force in the smallest and greater streams ; streamlets collecting and conveying necessary number of cavities suitable to these duties space, and with the least loss of power ; and the fleshy this tuid from all parts, then uniting together and form- which it has to perform. It has two receiving cavities walls of these chambers contain a greater proportion of ing rives, evincing in their progress a similar system of connected with the veins, and two forcing cavities com- fibre, under a given bulk, than any other muscle in the atinily, and preserving like the blood an incessant cir- municating with the arteries.
body. culation. The constant evaporation of water from the The human heart contains therefore four chambers, The right ventricle, which transmits the blood through suzlux of the earth, saturates and surcharges the super- two of which are called auricles, and the other two are the lungs, does not require the same pro force as incunabent atmosphere, clouds become consequently denominated ventricles. The heart, "as we have already the left ventricle, which transmits this fluid to the remotest formed. These clouds, carried by the winds from the mentioned, is a double organ; it is divided by means parts of the body, and on examining it we find that it is places where they originated, are attracted and arrested of a strong muscular partition into two parts, and each considerably weaker than the left ventricle. bs the tops of the lofty mountains, where descending in part is the engine of a distinct circulation. To enable In exploring the communication which the ventricles the form of rain, they constitute streamlets and springs, it to perform this twofold duty, cach side of the heart maintain on the one side with the auricles, and on the like the branches of the veins, those streamlets unite into has an auricle and a ventricle: there is a right auricle other with the arteries, we witness the same beautiful larger streams, which also uniting together form tivers, and a right ventricle, and a left auricle and a left ven- construction and arrangement as are evinced in every these, after serving a variety of purposes in the economy tricle. The auricles communicate with the veins, the other part of this wonderful orgàn. When the ventriof nature, administering to the wants of animals, and ventricles communicate both with the auricles and with cles receive the blood from the auricles, they contract diffusing in their course fertility and verdure, ultimately the arteries. The auricles and ventricles are so closely and propel this fluid through the arteries. Without pou their contents into the parent ocean, from whence, connected together as externally to appear as a single some contrivance to prevent it, the ventricles at each
contraction would also transmit part of the blood back Cook himself? and that the numerous ves- resulting from the impolicy of making preagain to the auricles : but on examining the passage by sels (whalers and others) that have navi- mature disclosures, the following few parwhich these cavities communicate, we find it furnished with valves opening into the ventricle, and which like gated the sea contiguous to such land for ticulars may not only gratify curiosity
, but flood-gates open a free way to the stream in one direction, nearly two centuries, should have remained will, in a great measure, we trust, counterand then close and prevent its return. We discover in ignorance of its existence?. Yet such is act the ill effects of garbled and incorrect also valves placed at the mouth of each artery, which the fact; and it is equally surprising, that statements, which are beginning to find their leave a free passage for the motion of the blood from the auricle, through the artery, but which are so ar. the honour of its discovery should have way into the periodical press. ranged as to prevent the regurgitation of the blood into been reserved for the master of a small the ventricle on its relaxation. The two arteries and trading vessel, nearly fifty years after the in the origin of an important discovery, in
One of the evils attending mis-statements, the two ventricles contract and expand simultaneously. question seemed to be set at rest by the that of involving the question in a labyrinth The number of contractions may be estimated on a general average as 75 in a minute; the left ventricle may unsuccessful result of Captain Cook's na- of contradictions, from which in after be considered to discharge about 24 ounces of blood at vigation.* each contraction; and the total mass of blood in the
times, it is difficult to unravel the truth, systenı may be calculated at 30 lbs. so that this fuid tive of this important discovery, which we cases, a meritorious and enterprising, though
In the absence of a more detailed narra. In the present instance, too, as in former passes 552 times through the heart in the course of the twenty-four hours.
presume is retarded for abvious reasons, obscure individual, is in danger of being When we consider the mechanism of the heart, one would be led to imagine that from the complexity of Captain Cook first explored the Southern Ocean be- deprived of the credit he so justly deserves
, its structure, its action would be liable to continual ob-tween the meridian of the Cape of Good Hope and New by probably adding to his native country a structions, and that from the extreme delicacy and discovered. In November, 1773, he left New Zealand, new source of wealth ; the full worth of minuteness of several of its parts, thật it would serve and employed several weeks between 180 and 90 deg: which would only be truly known by its only for a very limited period of action. And yet this West longitude, and 45 to about 72 deg. South latitude; wonderful little engine requires no external moving Antarctic circle) of the new continent.
so that he never approached within 90 degrees (on the possession by a rival in commercial enter power to excite it to motion, it will go on for the dura-sages. we think it necessary to quote from him,
as ilgus prize, tion of the longest life without superintendance or trative of our present subject, are the following :- A Mr. Smith, Master of the William, of repairs ; making 108,000 strokes in twenty-four hours,
“ In lat. 67 deg. 20 min. long. 137 deg. 12 min." he 2,365,200,000 in the course of a life not extended says.com While we were taking up ice, we got two of the Blythe, in Northumberland, and trading beyond the period of sixty years, having at each stroke jęctures were confirmed of their being of the peterei between the Rio Plata and Chili, in endeaa powerful impulse to effect, and a considerable resist tribe. They are about the size of a large pigeon; the vouring to facilitate his passage round Cape ance to overcome. șide of the wings, white; the tail feathers are also white, than is usual in such voyages, and in lat
. of the wings, are of a light brown the belly and under Horn, last year,' ran to a higher latitude IMPORTANT AND RECENT new peterel, smaller than the former, and all of a dark 62 deg. 30 min. and 60 deg. west longitude
, DISCOVERY OF A NEW CONTINENT fuller of feathers than any we had hitherto seen; such discovered land. As circumstances would OR ISLAND,
care has nature taken to clothe them suitably to the cli- not admit of a close examination, he desermate in which they live. At the same time we saw a
few chocolate-coloured albatrosses; these, as well as the red until his return to Buenos Ayres, An opinion of the existence of ap An. Preteres above mentioned, we inne where saw but among when he made such further observations as tarctic Continent has prevailed ever since there is land to the South If not, I must ask where convinced him of the importance of his disthe discovery of America rendered us more will be determined ; for hitherto we have found these covery. On making it known at Buenos intimately acquainted with the figure of the leads, if any, quite inaccessible, cubesides these birds, Ayres, speculation was set on the alert, earth ; nor, when all the circumstances some time. One of our people who had been at Green and the Americans at that place became that led to it are considered, can it be called what I have said." land, called it a sea-horse; but every one else took it for
very anxious to obtain every an unreasonable opinion. The vast quan- «j
now came to the resolution to proceed to the North,
Again, in lat. 65 deg. 42 min. long. 99 deg. 44 min. necessary to availing themselves of a disa tity of floating ice in the higher southern and to spend the ensuing winter within the tropic; if i covery, which they saw was pregnant latitades , justly indicated its origin to be in more with matie overconti hefore al came there in this vast benefit to a commercial people
. Capo fresh water rivers and lakes, at no great ocean, but what must lie so far to the South as to be tain Smith was however too much of an distance. And again, the immense space should be cround in the Southernica llantic thacean, ne Englishman to assist their speculations
, by of ocean, in the southern hemisphere, in would be necessary to have the whole summer before us
affording them that knowledge of his secret the absence of such a continent, led to an that there is no land there, we undoubtedly might have which it was so necessary for them to posinference that that beautiful arrangement machendence to the expedition pe Pay per la tensioneve sess ; and was determined that his native and disposition of land and water, so con- finding a continent; which indeed was the first object country only should enjoy the advantages spicuous in the northern, was overlooked, the Southern Pacific Ocean, with a good ship expressly of his discovery ; and on his return voyage and the equilibrium neglected in the south-inte out he discoveries a bigailthy, crew and notion want to Valparaiso, in February last, he devoted ern hemisphere.
traying not only a want of perseverance, but of judg. as much time to the developement of it as These considerations led many voyagers so well explored, that nothing remained to be done in was consistent with his primary object, a to searc' after this Terra Incognita, and had proved that there was no continent but what must
. This, however, was not my opinion; for though I safe and successful voyage. particularly influenced the last voyage of lie far to the South, there remained nevertheless room
He ran in a westward direction along the Captain Cook. But is it not surprising many of those which were formerly discovered, are but coasts, either of a continent or numerous that it should have escaped the observation imperfectly car. oreldes, doth epi situasime as imeperfethiye islands, for two or three hundred miles, of the circumnavigators of all nations, and in this sca some time longer, would be productive of forming large bays
, and abounding with have baffled the laborious perseverance of in other sciences.” improvements in navigation and geography, as well as
the spermaceti whale, seals, &c. He took
numerous soundings and bearings, draughts,
“ Their manner of knowing whether a dog be
mad or not, somewhat resembles the ancient Gothic and charts of the coast; and in short, did
custom of trying witches. The old woman suspectevery thing the most experienced navigator, “ I am but a gatherer and disposer of other men's ed, was tied hand and foot, and thrown into the
WOTTON. despatched purposely for the object of stuff."
If she swam then she was instantly carried
off to be burat for a witch; if she sunk, then inmaking a survey, could do. He even landed,
deed she was acquitted of the charge, but drowned MAD DOGS.
in the experimeni. lo the same manner a crowd and in the usual manner took possession of
gather round a dog suspected of madness, and they the country for his sovereign, and named
begin by teasing the devoted animal on every side.
There is no species of panic which spreads Irohe attempts to stand upon the defensive, and his acquisition, “New South Shetland." There
through the community with such rapidity, and bite, then he is unanimously found guilty, for ' A The climate was temperate, the coast moun.
bears with it such terrors, as the dread of Mad mad dog always snaps at every thing. If, on the tainous, apparently uninhabited, but not
Dogs. The approach of an invading army could contrary, he strives to escape by running away, then
he can expect no compassion, for 'mad dogs always destitute of vegetation, as firs and pines scarcely inspire more terror than that excited by run straight forward before them.' were observable in many places ; in short, A poor half starved animal, driven frantic by “It is pleasant enough for a neutral being like the country had upon the whole the appear
famine, and goaded to desperation by every me, who has no share in those ideal calamities, to ance of the coast of Norway. After having Goldsmith has treated this subject with so much little dog that had gone through a neighbouring vil
species of provocation and cruelty.
mark the stages of this national disease. The terror,
at first freely enters with a disregarded story of a satisfied himself with every particular that
humour, that we shall make no apology for the lage, which was thought to be mad by several who time and circumstances permitted him to following extract, which could not appear at a had seen him. The next account comes, that a examine, he bore away to the North and more seasonable time.
mastiff ran through a certain towll, and had bit five
geese, which immediately ran mad, foamed at the pursued his voyage.
bill, and died in great agonies soon after. Then ESSAY
comes an affecting history of a little boy bit in the On his arrival at Valparaiso he commu
“ Indulgent nature seems to have exempted this leg, and gone down to be dipped in the salt water. aicated his discovery to Captain Sheriff of island from many of those epidemic evils which are When the people have sufficiently sbuddered at H. M. S. Andromache, who happened to be rain for a few days beyond the expected season, in account of a man who was said lately to have died
so fatal in other parts of the world. A want of that, they are next congealed with a frightful there. Captain S. immediately felt the some parts of the globe, spreads famine, desolation, from a bite he had received some years before. This importance of the communication, and lost and terror, over the whole country; but, in this relation only prepares the way for another still wore
fortunate land of Britain, the inhabitant courts hideous; as, how the master of a family, with seven not a moment in making every arrangement health in every breeze, and the husbandman ever small children, were all bit by a mad lap dog; and
how the poor father first perceived the infection, by for following it up; he immediately des- sows in joyful expectation. patched the William, with officers from the evils, it is not "mure happy on this account than lap:dog swimming in the cup;
But though the nation be exempt from - real calling for a draught of water, where he saw the
"When epidemic terror is thys once excited, every Andromache: and in this stage the last others. The people are afflicted, it is true, with
As letter from Chili left the expedition, with neither famine nor pestilence; but then there is a morning comes loaded with some new disaster.
in stories of ghosts each loves to bear the account, the most sanguine expectation of success, son, makes strange ravages among them; it spreads though it only serves to make bim uneasy; so, here, vilad ultimate advantages resulting from it: with pestilential rapidity, and in fecise almost every with new circumstances of peculiar horror. A lariy, and, if we are correctly informed, a fully natives have no pame for this peculiar, malady, has been frighted by the barking of a dog; and this
for instance, in the country, of very weak nerves, detailed narrative has been forwarded to though well known to foreign physicians by the ap. alas! too frequently happens. The story soon is Government. pellation of Epidemic Terror.
improved, On taking a cursory view of the charts of people are not visited by this cruel calamity, in the la. lady of distinction. These circumstancen
to grow terrible before they bave reached the neighshape or another, seemingly different, though ever bouring village, and there the report is, that a lady the Southern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the same; one year it issues from a baker's shop in of quality was bit by a mad mastiff. This account it will be seen, that though Captain Cook the shape of a sixpenoy loaf, the next it was the every moment gathers new strength, and grows more penetrated to a much higher latitude, and threatens like a flat bottomed boat, and the fourth time it has arrived in town, the lady is described consequently drew his conclusion from ob- ' carries consternation in the bite of a mad dog: with wild eyes, foaming mouth, running mad upon serving nothing but vast mountains of ice, happiness, saunter about with looks of despondence, at last sinothered between
two beds, by the advice it will be seen also that his meridian was ask after the calamities of the day, and receive no of her doctors; while the mad mastiff is, in the 45 deg. further to the west of New South It is insignificant how remote or dear, how weak or ing
at the mouth, and seeking whom he may devour. comfort but in heighteving each other's distress. mean time, ranging the whole country over, slaverShetland, leaving a vast space unexplored powerful, the object of terror may be, wben once
“My landlady, a good-natured woman, but a little or the parallel of 62 deg. between that and they resolve to fright and be frighted; the inerest credulous, waked me soine mornings ago, before
trities sow consternation and dismay; each propor- the usual hour, with horror and astonishment in Sandwich Land, in longitude about 28 deg. tions his fears, not to the object, but to the dread be her looks. She desired me, if I bad any regard for west, He again made 67 deg. or there- discovers in the countenance of others; for when my safety, to keep within ; for a few days ago, so
once the fermentation is begun, it goes on of itself; dismal an accident had happened, as to put all the abouts, but in longitude 137 to 147 deg. though the original cause be discontinued which world upon their guard. A mad dog, down in the west. Perouse ascended no higher than first set it in motion.
country, she assured me, had bit a farmer, who soon 60 deg. 30 min.; Vancouver about 55 deg. ; which now prevails, and the whole nation is al pre brindled cow: the cow quickly became as mad as
A dread of mad dogs is the epidemic terror becoming mad, ran into his owo yard, and bit a fine other navigators passing the Straights of sent actually groaning under the malignity of its the man, began to foam at the mouth, and raising Dlagellan and Le Maire; and most of them influence. The people sally from their houses with herself up, walked about on her hind legs, some
that circumspection which is prudent in such as times barkiog like a dog, and sometimes attempting passing as close to Cape Horn as possible, in expect a mad dog at every turning. The physician to talk like the farmer. Upon examining the Order, as they thought, to shorten the pas- halter, and a few of unusual bravery,
arm them- from one neighbour, who had it from another neigh
publishes his prescription, the beadle prepares his grounds of this story, I found my landlady had it sage to the Pacific, are circumstances that selves with boots and buff gloves, in order to face bour, who heard it from very good authority.
“ Were inost stories of this nature well examined, reasonably account for the protracted pe- short, the whole people stand bravely upon their it would be found that oumbers of such as have been ri od to which so important a discovery has defence, and seem, by their present spirit, to show said to suffer, were no way injured ; and that of
a resolution of not being tamely bit by mad dogs those who have been actually bitten, not one in a been delayed.---Lit. Gazette. any longer.
hundred was bit by a mad dog. Such accounts in
general, therefore, only serve to make the people miserable by false terrors, and sometimes fright the patient into actual frenzy, by creating those very symptoms they pretend to deplore.
" But even allowing three or four to die in a season, of this terrible death, and four is probably too large a concession,) yet still it is not considered how many are preserved in their health and in their property by this devoted animal's services. The mid. night robber is kept at a distance; the insidious thief is often detected; the healthful chase repairs many a worn constitution ; and the poor man finds in his dog a willing assistant, eager to lessen his toil, and content with the smallest retribution.
* A dog', says one of the English poets, 'is an honest creature, and I am a friend to dogs.' Of all the beasts that graze the lawn, or hunt the forest, a dog is the only animal that, leaving his fellows, attempts to cultivate the friendship of man; to man he looks in all his necessities, with a speaking eye, for assistance; exerts, for him, all the little services in his power, with cheerfulness and pleasure ; for him bears famine and fatigue, with patience and resignation: no injuries can abate his fidelity; nu distress induce him to forsake his benefactor ; studious to please, and fearing to offend, he is still an humble stedfast dependent; and in him, alone, fawning is not flattery, How unkind, then, to torture this faithful creature, who has left the forest to claim the protection of mau! How ungrateful a return to the trusty animal for all its services !"
A POETIC LIST OF PREPOSITIONS,
[From a Correspondent.]
“THE THIRD DAY COMES A FROST;" Against, amongst, concerning, out,
HENRY AND HELEN.
“ Now the soft hour
u Of walking comes: for him who lonely loves During, from, within, and through,
"To seek the distant hills, and there converse For, near, since, of, in, into,
"With Natare." Till, to, with, without, upon,
Conjur fato erepta Cretjsa. Until, under, toward, on.
I do love a solitary, summer's evening ramble. Let EPITAPH ON MR. EDWARD DEATH. me recount some few of the thousand cherms which
take the prisoned soul during such a ramble, and" lap Death levels all, both high and low, it in Elysium.” If the peripatetic sallies forth (as it Without regard to stations :
haps with me when thus i recreate) from the noise and Yet why complain,
smoke of the busy haunts of men; the first sensation If we are slain ?
of delight, which gladdens his heart, is the stillnes, For here lies one, at least, to show,
the freshness of the air. How eagerly does he snu He kills his own relations.
up the while a kind zephyr ever and anon wafts ir ta
him, mingled with the fragrance of the hayfield or the THE BEAUTIES OF
honeysuckle. His eye then begins to expatiate lovingly
o'er all the fair profusion of Glory in the Grass, of Chess.
Splendour in the flower." O'er the chaos of witching attitudes, in which
the enchantress Nature courts his
wooing. How tranquilly does that eye repose on the “ Ludimus effigiem belli."
verdant bosom of the new-shorn mead, where the golden beanisof the sleepy sun are stealing slily through
some umbrageous mass of foliage. Hist! how lule GAME LVI.
lingly hums in his ear the careless song of the fickle
Bee, that gay female Lothario! ranging from flower The White undertake either to checkmate with the As he travels onward, he falls in with some silver
to flower, and rifling from each their sweetsst kisses. Rook's Pawn in sıx Moves, or with the Knight's Paron haired rustic sire, who, with his brawny sons, is slowly in FIVE Moves.
plodding homeward from their daily toil. With them
is high converse holden on topics of agricultural etu(Lolli, page 554.)
dition, until they reach
the ancient grange peering forth from behind a stately belt of venerable firs. See the
good dame, perched on the white paling, carefully folde Black.
up the knitting which her fingers had been thriftly plying, and hastens down to welcome their retur
That half-scolding smile of welcome assures her huta 8 2 9 8 7 I gry bairns that their supper has been some time in readie
ness. Perchance it be Saturday night, and then, mag8 hap, the black-eyed milk-maid, as she
trips along, mike chievously asks, « Where's Whi?" Will had stolen
away to pay bis weekly homage to some village belle iz Merrily does the joke ring round at the expense of the
absent amorous swain. The rambler will return the 91
16 courteous " Good night” of this merry-bearted group,
most cordially. He will tarry ere he pass the uncourh
bridge across the ripling brook. He will lean on is 5 ivy-mantled railing; and as he gazes wistfully on that abode of peace, the first impulse of his heart will be
The path leads through the pasture hey, where the SI
3 sleek herd are browsing luxuriantly. Reckless is the
stoical cow of his intrusions she ceases not ber rumia
nation, but just lazily turns round her honest front to 2 stare at him with the sauciest nonchalance.
“Now is the pleasant time.” 1
..“The cool, the silent, save where silence yields" to
the mournful whispers of the night breeze, which 8 7 6 5 43
floats along the trees tremulously, as though it were
"cloth to disturb what heav'n hath hush'd to peace." WHITE
How solemn is that dead stillness! How awful the dim, religious twilight, which now is "shadowing
fair the face of things. The fascination is consumeSOLUTION
mate. All these varied spells harmoniously combine BLACK
in plunging the “wanderer of the night" into a deli1 Pawn ....7-4
cious melancholy reverie: henceforth he strolls, re2 Knight ..6-8 2 Pawn ....7--3
gardless whither, “in heart-thrilling meditation lost." 3 Pawn
3 Pawn ....7-2
Away, away, Fancy speeds her flight; yet have I oftet
noted, that at such a sober hour as this, even Faney 4 Knight ..7-6+ 4 King ....7--8
will bind her wings with a cypress wreach, and loves 5 Pawn ....8-6 5 Pawn 7-1 Queens better to hover nigh the pale lustre of Memory's te 6 Pawn ....8–7+MATE.
flected light," than to pierce those dazzling realms of OR,
being," which allure her morning aspirations. 1 Pawn .744
Oh, how softly, at such an hour as this, doth the me 2 Paw ..7-5 2 King
Inory of the sorrows which are past fall upon the soul.
not some such sorrow garnered in his “ heart 3 Pawn .7-6
3 King .7-8
or of friendship, broken 4 Knight.....6-6+ 4 King 8-8 or 6-8 by the
ruthless grasp of death? Little do I envy that 5 Pawn ...,7-6+MATE.
man who knows not the luxury of brooding over the
Oh! may returning light,
Which shrouds our King.
Which shrouds our King,
Salute their King
Of George our King.