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yet spent in compliments, because every onc declared | Venetian blinds: I sat nbt fær from it, and perceived not aware, that other countries are so very free from that he would on no condition sit down at one of plainly that the place was filled with ladies, whose them, as to afford an equal gratification of the the first tables ; but all was finally arranged and we silk dresses I heard rustling, and who had come to senses with comparatively so little real incopreniesse. sat. The first four tables were not on a line with witness the play, and perhaps even to muster the “ Without metioning freemason's lodges, I have the others, but projected a few feet; they had, like company: this idea took away my appetite, whilst certainly spent many an hour in ceremonies quite the arm-chairs, viulet satin covers, in which dragons my cooler companions kept their little staves still in as useless and tedious, without balf the pieasure. with four claws were embroidered with gold: on the action; as for kuives, they do pot use any, becanse " The theatrical exhibitions are a very good con lower tables, the ornaments were similar, but they their meat comes always ready cut upon the table. pensation for the insipid table talk amongst people exhịbited storks instead of dragons. Near every *** The dinner drew to a close and so did the trawhọ do not koow or trust each other, and with table stood a smaller one, decorated with powers gedy: we took yet a cup of tea, and on a given siga which you bave however not only to bear, belin and paintings, and containiog pyramids of meat and surrounded our beneficent host, and exhausted our which yon are even expected to joiu ; let your ne fruit: these were removed as soon as they had been selves in a flood of thanks, which he repelled to the bouse be ever such antipodes of wit or genuine ciel looked at, to be given to the servants, and carriers best of his abilities? we were then conducted by him fellowship. of the company; gothing was left but some incense through a spleudidly decorated gallery in the garden,
was left but some incense I through a splendidly decorated gallery in the garden. I «The division of the feast into two stages, isaray and liquid perfumes.
which was illuminated by innumerable coloured good contrivance in itself, to enjoy the interval, in « On the foremost corners of the principal table, lamps, and bad been converted into a true fairy the open air, instead of being made to jump about a two nicely-varnished plates were stuck up, whereor place : we were there a little less constrained, and a dusty overheated room, or even to be nailed duri one represented a symbol the meaning of wbich I could breathe the air freely without any compli. to that most delightful and rational of all the earthly could not make out, and the other contained a verse meuts: the servants, brought us water ja silver ba- luxuries, the card lable." which invited to merriinent : behind these I observed sons to wash our faces and hauds, and wbilst we were six dishes with pickled vegetables, to whet the ap- engaged in that manner, the table was cleared of petite, and betwixt the dishes there were silver cups. the dinner, and the dessert was served up. This
THE BEAUTIES OF My own appetite was already sufficiently excited consisted likewise of curious dishes ; such as
. Chess. ibrough tbe long preparations, and I waited with salted and suo dried ducks of excellent taste, ham, I
ii. apxiety for tbe beginning of the meal; when a master pickled sea-fish, all kinds of confectionaries; pre of ceremony koeeled down in the middle of the room, serves, jelljes, &c. But, above all, there was the
“ Ludimus effigicm belli.”............ VIDA. and pitcliog ap tis voice, exclaimed in the most precious root ginseng, which possesses most admisolemn mannery master requests you to drink! rable strengthening qualities. As soon as all was
GAME LVIII. On bearing this, we took in a moment hold of our ready, a servant announced it again, kneeling to his cups, like a commanded battalion, raised them to master, who led us back wuder the usual ceremonies ; 1 the brow and then approached them to the mouth, amongst the most tedious, thereof was certainly, tbat The White to move, and win the Game in den Morsi but did not drink until the man cried for a second the guests excused themselves quite as mudlo as at at most. time_empty, if you please, to the very last drop the first time, from occupying places of preference. whilst the landlord turned at the same time his own lystead of the little cups we bad used at dinner, we cup, to show that nothing had remained in it. got now larger ones, and were pressed pretty often 4 The same ceremony was observed, not only with
hl to drink of what Kraghco called his best ; prepared regard to drinking, but also at every new dish, and
and out of lambs' Alesh, in the province Sehensi; it is as none was served without our being admonished to fiery and strong as hrabdy, but has a most uopleathe attack, and until a friendly pod of the master sant flavour, and nothing but habit can at all recon
8 9.9 8 8 1 had coufirmed the invitation of the servant. Variety
Breant Varieticile it to the palate. was for the rest by no means wanting, and they “ Whilst we were drioking, the actors appeared for brought more than twenty dishes after cach other, the second time, and treated us with a little farce, and we were expected to taste of every one : they at which many of my fat neighbours were near consisted chiefly of mioce meal, herbs, legumes, splitting their sides with laughing. In the mean soups, and sauces in the finest China ware: to the time, had our servants likewise been regaled very sauces they use pigsfat, which they have particularly plentifully, yet with somewhat less ceremony than our. good, and the ragouts are made palatable by means selves, and as it was now past midnight, ibey came of several spices and a very savoury oil extracted to join us, every one of them carrying for account from herbs; there were also some excellent dishes of of his master five or six purses of red paper, which beans and rice-meal, and little tarts wbich even a contained drink-money for the performers, the batFrench cook could not have prepared in a better ler, cook, and the rest of the servants: they laid. style. But the real delicacies consisted of harts' their deposits before the landlord; but he of course einews and birds' nests: the former are dried in the defended himself a good while before he voucbsafed sun, and kept in boxes with pepper and mace until the distribution. The thing bad now lasted above wapted, when they are boiled in the broth of goats five hours, and perceiving that the above-mentioned and strongly spiced: the birds' nests consist almost of bamboo-box began to be empty, Ilonged most spices; they are nearly transparent, and quite entire-heartily for the conclusion; but the thanksgivings, ly white as long as they are fresh; but commonly the bowings and scrapings retarded it still cousirather greenish; they resemble the shape of half a derably. Jerrion, and give to the meat a very sharp and prickly!
8 7 6 5 4 3 2 “ Kragbaco accompanied, in spite of all protesta. taste. The wine was excellent, aud drank hot ; but I tions, every one to his sedan; he then turned about
WHITE. 1 uoderstand that it was chiefly extracted from rice. to give the man time to get in; but no sooner did
wanaw naming * " We had not been long at table, when five richly- the chairmen offer to stir, than he was at hand as dressed performers entered the room, touching four quiek as lightning, and the wordks flev afresk, as if
1 Castle ....2-77 1 King....la letters the names of fifty or sixty plays, which they each other. It was for the rest a pretty sight, to
2 Castle ....1-7*
2 King ..., 3knew by heart: the principal guest, to whom the watch the motion of all the manifoldly coloured and 3. Bishop....5-4 . .. 3 Castle ..3list had been presented for his cboice, declined the oily lanterns, which tbe servants carried before their
4 Bishop....36 honour, and sent it to the secood, be to the third, and masters. Upon several of them were the dignities
5 Bishop....4-5 so on, until it had been round and came back again or even the names of the owners : but poor I bad
6 King ....3-6 . to the first, who complied finally with the general only one solitary lantern, light, blue, and red. Satis
7 Castle ....2-74 entreaties, and selected a piece. After we had once fed, yet much fatigued, I fell supon my couch, and
8 King ....246' more testified our satisfaction, the performers with would willingly have slept until noon, had I not
9 Castle ....1-74 · 9 King .vn drew for a few moments and we were treated with a been obliged to send a note of thanks at an early 10 Castle ....1 8+ MATE. symphony of Autes, pipen, drums, trumpets, and hour in the morning. Mine host sent me forthwith kettle-drums, which made a terrible avise. After that an answer and a thousanul excuses about the in. the piece began, and it happened to be a very gloomy different reception I had met with at his house, and schah mat, and was introduced by the Moot
Chess.-The term cheek mate, arose from the one; but no scenery was used, and the performers I could not do less than repel bis modest self accu- rope, and by them delivered to the Spaniards: merely spread a carpet on the ground. In the back-sation in the most decided, yet respectful language. I game of chess-for, in Persian, schah signan ground, and facing the actors, there was a small sepa. "All this is very troublesome the first time; but and mat, slaughter to which latter also ration, made of bamboo cane, and provided with one becomes soon accustomed to forms, and I am agrees.
4 Knigbt....4-54 let 5 King ....3-8 6 King ....228 7 King ....1-8 8 Either Pawn queros
by the Moors into Euto the Spaniards, with the
Schan signifies a King. Latter also the Hebrer
SIR,- have recently met with the following lines of
.. (ORIGINAL . the late ROBERT BURNS, which I am assured have
Licinius! wouldest thou wisely live, never yet been published. Yours, &c.
Not always to the ocean give
Thy wearied bark; nor yet, in fear
: Of the loud tempest, draw too near Poetry.
TO A KISS.
The shallows of the treacherous shore.
Who shuns the evil that pursues
Dire poverty's dejected state;
Yet asks not, temperate in his views,
The envied treasures of the great
The lofty pine-tree, raised on high,
The driving storm more rudely feels;
And the proud tower, that seeks the sky,
Speaking silence, dumb confession,
But with a mightier ruin reels.
The lightening blasts the mountain's height, ... And the storms may be gathering round;
Dove-like fondness, chaste concession,
While safe retires the lowly vale; There is one who can shield from the hurricane's wrath,
Glowing dayn of brighter day.
Hope all thou canst in adverse fate, - And that one may for ever be found.
And wisely fear the prosperous gale. . He is with thee, around thee, He lists to thy cry,
Sorrowing joy, adieu's last action,
Thus, well prepared thy breast shall be And thy tears are recorded by him :
When ling'ring lips no more must join;
For aught the future may decree.
The Power Supreme on men below
Now bids the unwelcome winter blow, - Whose brightness no shadow can dim.
Só thrilling and sincere as thine!
Now checks its wrath. Perpetual inle
BUAŃS. Not oft the mortal cup distils; follow it still through the darkness of night,
Sometimes the silent Muse will wake, . In safety 'ewill lead to the mortow;
Nor does his bow Apollo break.
Then rise, with fortitude elate,
Against the opposing shocks of fate,
And in a too succeastul galen For pure is the beam, and unfading the tay,
In the twelfth century, Wm. Fitz-Duncan laid waste Contract with care thy swelling sail. And the tem pests assail it in vain; the valleys of Craven, with fire and sword ; and was af
A. E. When the mists of this world are all vanish'd away, terwards established there by his uncle, David, King of
THE LATE DUCHESS OF YORK. le its brightness it still will remain.
Scotland. He was the last of the race; his son, com
monly called the Boy of Egremond, dying before him, And weep not that none are around thee to love, in the manner here related; when a priory was removed
In an interesting tittle poem, entitled "The Former's Por a father is with thee to bless ; from Embsay to Bolton, that it might be as near as
Vision," written by Lord Erskine (and given a hill And if griefs have exalted thy spirit above, possible to the place where the accident happened.
length in the first volume of the Kaleidoscope, old series, O say wouldst thou wish for one less ?
That place is still known by the name of the Stridand pages) ter
and page 144) there is the following eulogy on the late Duchers He is with thee, whose favour for ever is life ; .
the mother's answer, as given in the first stanza, is to of
et of York Could a mortal heart guard thee so well?
this day often repeated in Wharfedale. See Whitaker's “At Oatlands, where the buoyant'air O bosh the pain wish, calma thy bosopas wild strife, Hist. of Craven.
Vast crowds of ropks can scarcely bear, And forbid but a thought to rebel.
What verdure paints returning spring!
What erops surráunding harvests bring!
Yet swarms on every tree are found,
Nor hear the fowler's dreaded sound...
And when the kite's resistless blow
Dashes their scatter'd nests below,
Alarm'd they quit the distant field,
And down the Wharfe a hern was flying
To seek the park's indulgent shield, .
Where close in the ofershadowing wood
In tartan clad, and forest green,
They build new cradles for their brood,
The boy of Egremond was seen.
Secure; their fair Protectress nigh, And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
Blithe was his song of yore,
Whose bosom 'swells with sympathy. To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel-shells
But where the rock is rent in two, With sweet kernel ; to set budding more,
* To this is affixed the following notei" Amusing And still more, later flowers for the bees,
And the river rushes through,
His voice was heard no more! Until they think warm days will never cease,
myself often with poetry, but, as I have said in the preFor summer has o'erbrimm'd their clammy cells ;
"Twas but a step! the gulph he pass'd;
face, at no time aspiring to the name of character of a But that step-it was his last!
poet, I never should have regretted the insignificance of Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?
As through the mist he wing'd his way
this little fable, but for the accidental allusion in it to her Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find
(A cloud that hovers night and day)
Royal Highness. The Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,
The hound hung back, and back he drew
of this excellent Princess, confining the knowledge of Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;
The master and his merlin too.
her talents, manners, and distinguished aecomplishments Oron a half-reap'd furrow sound asleep,
That narrow place of noise and strife
within the contracted circle of a few, I should have been Drowsed with the fume of poppies, while the hook Receiv'd their little all of life!
the more đesirous to record them in unfading numbers, Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers :
There now the matin-bell is rung;
but no man can add a cubit to his stature; and I must And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep
The “ Miserere!" duly sung;
therefore content myself in this note to express my af. Steady thy laden head across a brook ;
And holy men, in cowl and hood,
fection, admiration, and respect." Or by a eyder-press, with patient look,
Are wand'ring up and down the wood.
GRAVITY AND LEVITY.
Here on the young its fury spent, ''
As a Sage and a Wit once togther were crossing While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day,
The helpless and the innocent. d
A river whose billows their small boat was tossing, And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;
Sit now, and answer groan for groan; Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn
The child before thee is thy own.
Cries the Sage “ To the bottom I fear we shall go," . Among the river shallows, borne aloft
And she who wildly wanders there,
Says the Wit, “ That would just suit your genius, we Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies; The mother in her long despair,
know ; And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly boumn; Shall oft remind thee, waking, sleeping, Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
For you're a deep dog, but it best suits my whim,
Of those who by the Wharfe were weeping; .. The red-breast whistles from a garden-croft ;
Of those who would not be coosol'd
Superficial, we usual, the surface to skim."
The Naturalist's Diary,
The southern counties of England, particularly | The Conus Cedo nulli, so very rarely offered for
Surrey and Kent, now yield their valuable produce sale, is valued at ihree buodred guineas. The For AUGUST, 1820.
of hops in this month. The common hop (humulus | Turbo Scalaris, if large and perfect, is worth a huo. lupulus) is propagated either by nursery plants, or dred guiveas: the Cypræa Aurantium, without aj
by cuttings. Pilchards are taken in great abun-hole beaten through it, is worth fifty: and it has been (Concluded from our last.) dance in August. ..
calculated, that a complete collection of tbe British
The general decay of flowers in this month has Conchology is worth its weight in pure silver. The young naturalist would be much delighted in often formed the muses theme; but by none has the
often formed the muses' theme; but by none has the an economical and political view, they are of no in watching the progress of many water-ipsects through subject been more sweetly touched than by our lyric considerable import. Pearls, the diseased excres their several transformations; many of these are fit poetess Mrs. fi poetess Mrs. Robinson.
cences of muscles and oysters, form a portion of the subjects fer the nsicroscope, particularly the mono
revenues of these and some other kingdoms; and culus apus. The goat (culer) is a good example.
constitute, with jewels, the rich and costly ornaments
FROM THE FADED BOUQUET. Their eggs will be found floating on the surface of
by which the high and wealthy ranks of polished 5 stagnant water, or in that contained in a large tub;
Fair was this blushing rose of May,
society are distinguished. The Cypræa Moneta, or
And ev'ry spangled leaf looked gay; they are black, and in a congeries forming altogether
money cowry, forms the current coin of many nationsSweet was this primrose of the date,
of India and Africa; and this covering or coat on a mass resembling a grain of corn flattened. These,
When on its native turf it grew; wben hatched by the beat of the son, produee a
an inconsiderable worm, stands at 'this day as the
And deck'd with charms this lily pale, small insect with a very large head and prominent And rich this violet's purple hue.
medium of barter for the liberty of man; a certain eyes, a slender semi-transparent body, terminated
weight of them being given in excbange for a slare, by a forked tail. Their motion is by rapid twist
This od'rous woodbine filled the grove
The scholar needs not the reminiscence, that the
With musky gales of balmy pow'r, ings of the body. After a short time, these sled
suffrages of the ancient Athenians were delivered
When, with the myrtle interwove, their skin, and become a black insect with a head
in, marked upon a shell; the record of which is eil
It hung luxuriant round my bow'r. . and body bulb-like, and not so long a tail, in which
commemorated in the derivation of our terms, ter the rudiments of the future wings can be perceived.
Ah, rose ! forgive the hand severe, .
tament, and attestation. As one of the principal Their motion is that of chiefly rising to the surfuce
That snatched thee from thy scented bed ; agents of decomposition and gradual dissolution, of the water by coiling themselves up like a ball,
Where, bowed with many a pearly tear,
the geologist will find his researches assisted by an and, when disturbed, sinking by a jerking of the tail.
Thy widowed partner droops its head.
examination into their rapid and astonishing power Iu a few days, these are finally transformed into And thou, sweet violet, modest flow'r,
of perforating and disuniting rocks of calcareou gaats, and sport in the sun, and live on the blood
O take my sad relenting sigh!
sandstone, limpestone, marble, and even the bardest of animals, which they suck through a long pro
Nor strain the breast whose glowing pow'r,
Inasses of granite and porphyry, wherever they come boscis pierced into the skin,
With too much fondness, bade thee die.
in contact with the ocean: and by a comparative : Sweet lily, had I never gazed
examination of the different stratifications of mariee With rapture on your gentle form,
lestaceous depositions, he may eventually be led to THE GNAT.
You might have died, unknown, unpraised, some important conclusions as to the probable elers. When by the green-wood side, at summer eve,
The victim of some ruthless storm.
tion of the general deluge... Poetic visions charm my closing eye;
Inconstant woodbine, wherefore rove And fairy scenes, that Fancy loves to weave,
With gadding stem about my bower ? Shift to wild notes of sweetest Minstrelsy ;
Why, with my darling myrtle wove, 'Tis thine to range in busy quest of prey, In bold defiance mock my power ?
: The Drama. Thy feathery antlers quivering with delight, Brush from my lids the hues of heav'n away,
Yet, yet, repine not, tho' stern fate And all is Solitude, and all is Night!
Hath nipt thy leaves, of varying hue,
A BRIEF OUTLINE OY THE PLOT ΟΥ ΤΗΣ -Ah, now.thy barbed shaft, relentless fly, Since all that's lovely, soon or late,
NEW AFTER-PIECE CALLED Unsheaths its terrors in the sultry air!
Shall, sick’ning, fade-and dje like you.
TOO LATE FOR DINNER.
ledge may be gained of marine plants, shells, &c. Thy dragon-scales still wet with human gore.
by those who visit the wea-coast. The elegance. The first part of it is droll enough. A younger bro Hark, thy shrill horn its fearful larum Alings! and simplicity in the contour or shape of shells, the ther-mad-headed, merry and mischievous, but proud, I wake in horror and dare sleep no more!
richness and variety of their colours, and the ringu- / pennyless, and named Poppleton-meets with a lovely Rogers. larity in many of their forms, have ever excited at
Tgirl at a ball-which is likely and falls in love with her
which is very likely-and gets half tipsy with Chato. The common glow-worm, 'the little planet of the tentioa to this confined but interesting departmeut,
| paigne-punch on the strength of his passion and gets rural scene,' may be observed in abundance in the of created nature : and the comparative facility with
and contrives month of August, when the earth is almost as thick. which they may be collected and arranged, together to escape from it-he takes refuge in a house the door de Jy spangled with them as the cope of heaven is with with the durability of their structure, make them which is accidently standing open. This house harpes
peculiarly adapted for the display of a cabinet. to be the residence of his unknown fair one, who is living Their uses, however, have not been entirely contined with her aunt as many unknown fair ones do the
to the gaze of curiosity, or to fanciful embellish-more's the pity! Frank (that is the scape-grace's names THE GLOW-WORM.
'ment. The inhabitants of many of them give a rich | finding, no one stirring, lays himself down on a sofaBright insect! that on humid leaves and grass
and nutritious food. The greater part of the lime covers himself with a woman's pelisse which is at hancha Lights up thy fairy lamp; as if to guide
and takes a little horizontal refreshment,' as he calls it. used in America, for agricultural and architectural The steps of labouring swains that homeward pass,
In the mean time the aunt has heard a noise--for four purposes, is made of calcined shells: the public streets aunt is an animal gifted with uncommonly sharp ears Well pleased to see thee cheer the pathway side,
of Christianstadt and Santa Cruz are paved with when there are pretty nieces, “and such small deur," ! “ Betokening cloudless skies and pleasant days; While he whom evening's sober charnis invite
the Strombus Gigas; and the town of Conchylion is the case-so she comes down stairs, and mistaking Frank In shady woodlands, often stops to gaze,
entirely built of marine shells. The blue and white for the maid who had been sitting up for her young lady And moralizing hails thy emerald light;
belts of the Indians of North America, as symbols -ouscs him from his nap. He in turn, mistakes her · On the fair tresses of the roseate morn
of peace and amity, in opposition to the war hatchet, for one of the watchmen about whom he was dreaming * Translucent dews as precious gems appear,
and by which the fate of nations is often decided and she, not to be behind hand, mistakes him for a thiet . Not less dost thou the night's dark hour adorn,
made of the Venus mercenaria : and the gorget and the surprise, confusion, and terror are very mutual : Like a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear.' of the chieftain's war-dress is formed of the Mytilus
and very amusing. So far, so good. But the rest of the Though the rude bramble, or the fan-like ferns,
Farce does not keep pace with the beginning. The fun. margaritiferus. The military horn of many African such as it is consists in the younger brother Frank Do Around thee their o'ershadowing branches spread.
tribes is the Murex Tritonis ; the rare variety of ling mistaken for his eldest brother Fred. a sober, steady, Steady and clear thy phosphor brilliance burns, And thy soft rays illuminate the shade.
which, with the volutions reversed, is held sacred, I quietly-disposed person, of moral habits and moderate Thus the calm brightness of superior minds
and only used by the high-priests. The bighest | income-who is saddled with all the expenses Dental, Makas them amid misfortune's shadow blest,
order of dignity, among the Friendly Islands, is the bodily, and pecuniary-of Frank's jokes, and extravaAnd thus the radiant spark of Genius shines,
permission to wear the Cypræa Aurantium, or gancies. Besides these characters there is a Cockney Though skreened by Envy, or by pride oppressed. Orange cowry. And Lister relates, that the inhabit. calico-printer, who is rather a “poor epitome" of Labin
We cannot close this outline, which we have borrowed The solitary bee (apis manicata), and the white virginica to a handle of wood, and use it as a spade
w from an Irish print, without stating in reference to the motb (phalana pacta), are observed in this month: to dig up the ground. As matter of traffic, they
performance of this piece, at our own Theatre, last week, the ptinus peetinicornis also makes its appearance, bear a nominal value and appreciation, proportionate that we never saw Mr. Rees so much at home, as in Mr. the larvæ of which are very destructive to wooden to their supposed scarcity or beauty. Rumphius is Nicholas, to which he gave a whimsical effect, which can furniture, boring holes in tables, chairs, bed-posts, said to have given nearly a thousand pounds for one scarcely be surpassed by any comic actor, with whom we ko,
Tof the first discovered specimcus of the Venus Dione. are acquainted.
o the watch hon
model for theatrical performerecidedly disadvanca- keres, covered over
made to look like brass,
LIVERPOOL THEATRE. - - , | parts, better adapted to his comic powers, in which he
TO THE EDITOR.
tilawe and palpitating heart, humbly to approach the He should not be offended at my cautioning him, as I SIR,--I send you the following, which I think cord : mecum sanctorum of your editorial temple, there to now do, lo avoid imitacions; they are seldom benefi- respond as answers to the queries proposed by “ Ado. bead the knee, and kiss the dust, in grateful adoration cial, and often productive of much mischief.
nis," in your last,
Yours, &c. betore that beneficent, omnific being, who has so mer
DRAMATICUS. No. 1. answers to The Budget. cifully condescended to administer, gratuitously, the emollient chastisement of his leniently correcting arm.
Smiles and Tears. fu Oh! Dramaticus, Dramaticus! what a fortunate youth
• See note to Correspondents.
Hit or Miss. & art thou ! what a sage for thy counsellor! what a lite
Amoroso, King of Little Britain. tary gardener to-foster and protect eby young and ten
The Wandering Boys. • THEATRICAL DECLAMATION.
The Devil to Pay. vidt der plants ! what a “matured, judicious" exerciser of
Raising theW.nd. bene che pruning knife!" Happy, thrice happy scribbler! e bow thy humiliated head, and with becoming meekness In a work recently published by a member of the
Follies of a Day. or express, in a suitable form of words, thy unfeigned French academy, entitled, “ Instructions relative to
Killing no Murder. gratitude to the supreme ruler of the Kaleidoscopic Theatrical Declamation,” the author insists strongly
- The Spendthrift. spirerke, for the unmerited testimony of his most affec- upon the importance of preserving its purity.' He has Hionate recard with which he has been graciously distinguished the various kinds of accept already de
- Day after the Wedding. 2 pleased to bonour thee. .
fined by metaphysical philosophers, under the deno. Bus, nast potent Sir, all jesting apart, you are per minations of grammatical, logical, oratorical, dramati
COOKERY, IN DAYS OF YORE. en? baps aware that I write solely for my own amusement, cal, and harmonious accepts; and recommends to canbe which I shall continue to do, whether it shall be your didates for histrionic fame, to frequent the bar, and the a pleasure to publish what I write or not; I therefore legislative assemblies. The following animated picture in former days, when good housekeeping was in , trust you will not quarrel with me for writing, so long of Mirebeau, is given to illustrate the advantages fasbion amongst the English nobility, they used either me as I preserve my temper with you for refusing to print which an actor derives, when his action and delivery to begin or conclude their entertainments, and divert
all char I write. In order, however, to convince you pourtray that his feelings are embarked in the subject : their guests with such pretty devices as the following, of my extremely irritated feelings on this occasion, Il“I never could have believed, (he observes) without viz. : with a castle made of pasteboard, with gates, beg your acceptance of my thanks for your advice;
hesitation, all the imposing forms with which such an drawbridges, battlements, and portcullises, all done and sincerely assure you, that whenever you receive
impressession invests tbe discourse, or the richoess over with paste. This was set upon the table in a any communication from me, I shall be always happy
which it confers, or the eloquence which it inspires, large charger, with salt laid round about it, as if it. - to profit as much as possible, both by your counsel and
if that union of rare or rival talents, the constituted were the ground, in which were stuck egg shells full of your" pruning knife.”
assembly, had not afforded in a political actor, one of rose and other sweet waters, the meat of the egg Late as it is, I put myself to school, the most striking examples which can be held forth as
having been taken out with a large pin; upon the bacon And feel sorge confort not to be a fool.
a model for theatrical performers of the first class.tlements of the castle were planted guns made of Not to go back is somewhat to advance,
The aspect of his exterior was decidedly disadvanta- keres, covered over with paste, made into the And men must walk at least before they dance. Timorous by nature, of the rich in awe,
geous: he was ugly ; his stature presented only a com- form of cannons, and made to look like brass, I come to counsel learned in the law :
bination of the most unwieldy contours; in contem- by covering them with Dutch leaf gold; these You'll give me, like a friend, both sage and free,
plating his countenance, it was impossible to suppress cannons being charged with powder, and trains, laid. Advice; and (as you use) without a fee."
the repugnance excited by its olive hue, pitted with the so that you might fire as many of them as you Now to the purport of my letter
small pox, che cheeks deeply furrowed, the eye sunk pleased at one touch. The castle was set at one end of Herri Quartre, with the Antiquary, have been the beneath the arch of a prominent eyebrow, and a mouth the table; then in the middle of the table they would chief theatrical magnets during the week; and, I re- irregularly formed; his whole head disproportionate,
re- | irregularly formed; his whole head disproportionate, set a stag, made in paste, but bollow, and filled with joice to add, have each attracted a very respectable au- and disagreeably contrasted with a very corpuleni
fand disagreeably contrasted with a very corpulent red wine, and a broad arrow stuck in the side of him; dience to every succeeding representation. If the for- / body: was it then in him beauty of organs or pronun this being also set in a large charger, with a ground mer bas lost somewhat of its magnetic influence by ciation wbich supplied the want of figure. His voice made of salt, and egg shells of perfumed waters stuck Miss 'Tree's absence, we have, on the other hand, been was no less forbidding than his features, and the re- in it as before; then at the other end of the table they favoured with the exertions of two gentlemen from mains of a southern accentuation made it still more would have the form of a ship, made in pasteboard, London, whose universally acknowledged abilities have unfavourable; but his animated delivery compensated and covered over with paste, with masts, sails, flags, .. given to the play a degree of alluring celebrity, which for its defects; at first he proceeded calmly, making and streamers, and guns made of keres, and covered has operated as a powerful antidote to the ill-effects of frequent pauses, indulging himself in inflections, and with paste and charged with gunpowder, with a train. Miss Tree't absence.
evincing, at the same time, the most consummate ta. as in the castle ; ebis also in a large charger, set up Although the part of Henri affords scarcely any lents; these rose by a gradual mobility to a full, varied, right in, as it weré, a sea of sale, in which are also scope for the great powers of such an actor as Mr. and majestic expression of ideas, which displayed his stuck egg shells, fall of perfumed water's; then be' Vandenhoff, his chaste and judicious performance of zeal; it was here that he might be compared to those twixt the stag and castle, and stag and ship, were that poble-minded monarch, by proving the versatility large birds of prey, which appear to move heavily placed two pies, made of coarse paste, filled with bran.
of ualeat with which he has the good fortune to be ene along the plain, but soar with rapid wing towards the and washed over with saffron and yolks of eggs : when 3 dowed, contributed largely to his previous reputation. heavens: like a towering eagle sporting amid the tem- these were baked, the bran was taken out, a bole was
* Mr. Bau demands my warmest praise for, and con- pest, he lanced, as it were, the forky liglutnings, and cut in the bottoms, and live birds put into one, and .. F gratulation on the improvements perceptible in his thuddered on the nether world. Firm in his masculine live frogs into the other, and the holes closed up with
Eugene de Biron ; which, with the exception of Mark eloquence, dignified by his declamation, bis deformity paste; then the lids were cut neatly up, so that tbey
Anthony, I now consider his most succesful effort up vanished, his appearance commanded admiration, and mighé be easily taken off by the funnels, and adorned: uki to the present period of this season. O'Donnel, though his action was graceful, so much the energy of his feel with gilded laurels. These being thus prepared, and
not by any means a well-finished character, was ren- ings had transformed his entire frame! It caused wbat placed in order on the table. First of all one of the sa dared uncommonly effective in the hands of Mr. what was robust in his stature to conduce to the im- ladies is persuaded to draw the arrow out of the body..
Johnstone who is so well known, andso justly admired, pression of his arguments ! It directed his rare and l of the stag, which being done, the red wine issues ont 2 the only genuine Hibernian on our stage. To thar the on
expressive gestures! It rendered formidable his haughty like the blood out of a wound, and causes some small : Mage, after a long life of public service, I believe he is
countenance and commanding attitude! His genius admiration in the spectators: which being over, after about to bid an eternal farewell, and when he makes corresponded nobly with the fire of his looks, which a little pause, all the guns on one side of the castle, &!bis final exit, « take him for all in all," I much fear
were devoid of grimace, and the impassioned motion are, by a train, discharged against the ship, and after , "we ne'er shall look upon his like again.". He cannot of the inuscles of his face, glowing with indignation, wards, the guns of one side of the ship against the cas
be considered "the last Roman," but I am apprehensive and the movement of his lips, were ado:irably suiced tle; then having turned the chargers, the other sides the lo he will be the last Irishman.
to the intonacions of truch, vehemence, threatening, fired off, as ir battle; this causing a great stink of powMr. Emery appears to have got into quite a new line and irony !" Me
der, the ladies or gentlemen take up the egg shells of of business. He has successively played Moustache,
perfumed water and throw them at one another. This and Edie Ochütree, with very distinguished ability and
The first Lord Chatham, and David Garrick, Esq. were prepleasant disorder being pretty well laughed over, and
The first Lord Chatham, and David Garrick, Esq. were pregreat eclat; and, I doubt not, will, on Friday evening eminent in those qualities; far beyond any I ever saw or heard.
the two great pies still remaining untouched, some one Dest, enjoy the pleasure of reaping an abundant har.
C. W .
will have the curiosity to see what is in them, and liftVest. I wish my allusion to Miss Tree not to be un.
ing off the lid of one pye, out jump the frogs; this derstood as depreciating the Louison of Miss Grant;
TO THE EDITOR,
makes the ladies skip and scamper; and lifting up the on the contrary, I think it does her great credit, but
lid of the other, out fly the birds, which will natu. canost certainly, with any thing like propriety, be
SIR,There are a number ot boys from Chester, I rally fly to the light, and so put out the candles, and called perfect..
o our dramatic believe, in this town, who always carry their bats in with the leaping of the frogs below, and flying of the Since the close of their last campaign, our dramatic
their hands in the streets, which I tbink is a very bad birds above, it caused a surprising and diverting hurlycorps have received a very valuable acquisition in the
ad custom, it it be the custom of the school. If some burly amongst the guests in the dark; after which, the person of Mr. W. Rees, of whom I have hitherto had
thing were said to this purpose, perhaps the governor candles being lighted, the banquet was brought in, the lew oppertunities of speaking in terms adequate to his
h of the school would permit them to wear their hats, at music sounded, and the particulars of each persons sur. deserts. I most confess that his Polonius was such as
.' prise and adventures furnished matter for diverting induced me considerably to undervalue his real merits, least in the streets, for they are liable to take
COLD, 8c. but I have subsequently seen bim perform a variety of
scholar himself, as is evident by his learned quota | We thank a correspondent who subscribes "Your tion) is hot, as Lingo says " A master of scholars." If,! READER,” for the trouble he has taken to translate
however, he really belong to the pedagogue tribe, | from the original German of Kotzebue, the whimsical (Continued from our former Numbers.) We hope his practice does not square with his theory article in this day's publication, entitled The Chinese
or mercy on the poor urchins committed to hischarge! Dinner, which it seems Kotzebue in his preface states AUSCULATION.
We allude, as our readers will guess, after they have that he had from the man himself, who was then in read the letter, to the extraordinary and unmerciful very good circumstances, and with whom he became
length of time supposed to be used in each of these acquainted during his stay in Siberia. We take the This singular mode of discovering the various dis corrective operations. We recollect well in former opportunity to inform our correspondent, that we shall orders of the chest, by percussion, was, we believe, days that we should bave deemed one-balf the time not fail to rectify the misunderstanding which, osing first suggested by Avenbrugger, physician, of Vienna, more than sufficient for the purpose. M. R. suspects to an entry in our index, may still subsist, to who published a work on this subject, since translated our correspondent P. to be the author of the article Kotzebue being the author of the coarse satire un by M. Corvissart. A memoir has lately been presen. which has called into action his profoand powers of the sex, so justly complained of. ted to the French Academy, by M. Laennac, detail calculation; and for tear he should, by way of retaing the various modes of employing this discovery. liation, inflict upon Mr. P. one of those protracted
| w. is informed that we shall shortly avail ourselva os among others. Mr. L. recommends the use of a tube, and ingenious modes of torture, for his supposed portion at least of his “ Essay on the profession of a with thick sides, of a cykinder pierced along its axis offence, we beg to inform him that the account of player," &c. with a narrow aperture. This, on being applied to the the flogging powers of Orbilius, the Suabian schoolchest of a person in good health, who is speaking or master, appeared in the Liverpool Mercury, vul.
The proposal of C. B. if carried into effect might interest singing, produces a sort of trembling noise, more or VII. page 99. The honour, however, of taking up
the public; but it would be inconsistent with the less distinct; but if an ulcer exist in the lungs, a very the matter in a serious point of view, and submit
plan of our work, and our own uniform pledgta a singular phenomenon bappens: the voice of the sick ting it to a mathematical scrutiny, was reserved for
abstain from political and religious discussions. person can no longer be heard by the ear at liberty, the individual, whose letter it is now high time to X, although very well timed, is necessarily excluded the whole of the sound passing along the aperture of lay before our readers.
for the reason just assigned. the cylinder to the observer. Commissioners appointed |
TO THE EDITOR OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE. by the French academy bave verified the experiment
| If we recolloct right, the article recommended by R. D. in vuious cases of consumption.
"Juranti tibi non credam."
is objectionable on other grounds.
the singular proposal to us, to give either the whale but as the utter impossibility of the task renders ić
or portions of the Alcoran of Mahomet, in the is One of the most curious applications of galvanism altogether improbable, I should like to know from
leidoscope. We need not say that such a subjects to the useful purposes of life, is its recent employ-la communication. "what source your correspondent P. derived so valuable
as foreign to our plan, as it woald be to the geven! meat as a means of distinguishing bad teeth from
taste of our readers.
Had your correspondent given his auchority when good. The test which galvanism has now supplied be remitted to you the information, it would have per. It is not likely that we can pretend to answer the query to remedy the frequeat mistakes made by dentists, mitted him to escape the imputation of being the au-l of Mr. INQUISITIVE. who, instead of ridding you of a bad tooth, will thor of such an impracticable absurdity, though it did draw the best you have in your bead, is considered not protect him from censure as the propagator, ot it. THE BOXoNiAN ENIGMA.The correspondent hom to be one of infallible certainty in its application.
To convince you, Sir, of the infeasibility of this whom we solicited the solution to this enigma, pre
viously to its insertion, has not complied with our ID The method is thus described by Professor Aldini. Herculean task, I bave subjoined a calculation of the ! the nephew of Qalvani :-" He (the dentist) first in. time it would take.
quest. sulates the patient, and then places in his bands an
To 911,500 canings, trial and execution, at
ERRATUM.-In the whimsical tale in verse, entitled electric chain; be then applies a small piece of wire,
5 minutes each,..................................2734500 LE PATTISSIER, in our last number (page (0) 21 To 121,000 floggings, trial, condeinnation,
error occurred, which we merely notice bere, because and draws it gradually over the surface of the tooth;
and execution, at 5 minutes each......... 605000 it renders the lines defective in measure: In the # be then applies it to the next tooth in the same
To 209,000 custodes, conviction and sen
verse, 4th and 7th line, the word “ Cratur" shouls * manger, and proceeds in the like method with the
tence, one minute each....................... 209000 "Orateur." rest, until he comes to the diseased tooth, which is To taps with the ruler......156,000 discovered by violent pain being produced, and an To boxes on the car......... 10,200
THE ECLIPSE..We had anticipated the suggesties ei involuntary emotion in the body. It has always
a CONSTANT READER, on this subject; and have been remarked, when the tooth is extracted, that it
Allowed 3 minutes to each 146,200 487334 now in preparation an engraved sketch, which, toge exhibited a carious part, which in its proper situation
ther with some descriptive illustration, shall appear was not visible.” Need we add, that after the dis
3597233 in the Mercury and also in the next Kaleidoscope
Then to enforce the following punishments. covery of so simple a test, drawing a wrong tooth
To make 700 boys stand on peas.
We wish to ask A. L. whether the lines on May ought to be made a misdemeanour at least.
To make 6000 ditto kneel on a sharp edge of wood Morning are original ?
To make 5000 ditto wear the fool's cap. NETROD OF PRESERVING CURRANTS FRESH TILL
To make 1700 ditto hold the rod.
VIRGINIUS.-Our Theatrical correspondent, DRAX JANUARY OR FEBRUARY.
TICUS, whose letter will be found in this day's puble 13400 It would take as many arin. 13400
cation, will perceive that his postscript has been onde
ted. Its substance may be supplied here in a very The following is taken from the « Journal de Phar
• The time total in minutes 36106334 few lines, as it is merely a repetition of his hope that macie," for June. The method is not new, but it does Now, Sir, although Orbilius taught 51 years, allow the tragedy of Virginius will shortly be brought out 3 not appear to be generally known. When the fruit is six hours to the day, which, allowing for the shortness our Theatre, with our own company. ripe, choose those besbes enjoying a soutberu aspect, of the winter days, is rather longer than a scholastic and which are most convenient in their shape, and most day; and five days to the week, and nine months to the loaded with fruit, and surround them with chick straw year, which, after holidays, &c. are deducted, is per
J. P. whose extract from Gregory was received some mats, so that they shall be completely sheltered from
time ago, is informed that we are preparing an article baps more than a scholastic year. atmospheric cold and other changes. By this simple
on the subject of the weather, with which his commu1 51 years would be but........., method it will be found that the fruit may be poeserved
nication shall appear, quite fresh till after Christmas.
theme OTHER FAVORS RECEIVED. R. D. ELLEYThere would be 3058534 minutes more than the time
M. E. S. T. QUILLETT, . F . R. ALPHA, Orbifius taught, which is equal to 4 scbolastic years, 6
J. H.-ADOLESCENS, J. L A SUBSCRIBER, -
I remain, Sir, yours, &c.
Printed, published, and sold article appeared which has produced the following Liverpool, August 18, 1820.
BY EGERTON SMITH AND CO. whimsical commentary. We give the letter of M.R. verbalim et literatim as we received it, being loath The verses which Poeticus recommends have already
Liverpool Mercury Office. to take any liberties with so unique a composition. appeared in the first volume of the old series of the sold also by John Bywater and Co. Pool-lane; Messrs. As there is not one of our readers who will question Kaleidoscope, page 28.
Evans, Chegwin and Hall, Castle-street; Mr. Thos the sagacity of the man who could discover that "the
Smith, The Old BATCHELOR shall be attended to next week. utter IMPOSSIBILITY of a task, renders it altogether
Paradise-street ; Mr. Warbrick, Public
Library, Lime-street ; Mr. G. P. Day, Newsms, IMPROBABLE !!" Witbout venturing to dispute the
PROFESSOR SQUABBLE has omitted to state who is the Dale-street; Mr. Lamb, Hanover-street ; line point with one who appears to have entered so mi. nutely into all che mysteries of flagellation as our
author of BENJAMIN BUMPKIN, which we fancy John Smith, St. James's-road, for ready money only. correspondent; yet a remembrance of our boyish we have met with before.
AGENT FOR DUBLIN: · days, and our general philanthropy, prompts us to w. J. and R. P. must have been mislaid. Will they Messrs. J.K.Johnson & Co. No. 1, Eden Quay, Lowe veacure to hope that M. R., though he may be a take the trouble to state what the subjects were ?
over-street ; and Me