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three tines round the house singing, was it will appear, as indeed it does froin the And on his native dust he lay, kissed by all the men and boys, he then whole of Laura's dream, to be very different As coll as thai maternal clay. suddenly made his exit through the avenne, from Pope's picture in the Rape of the Lock. The lovely forms who watched around, and, on his return, the game was renewed. Where the soft bud reluctant blows,
As if their brightest hopes were crowned The fruit mature already glows,
With fond affection bending down, A singular story, which cirçulated at Nuin And all in thornless beauty shine,
A beauteous rainbow circle shone ; in 1773, and gained credit with the Esqui Fit incense for a hand divine.
Their eyes of joy, and lips of love, maux, may be mentioned as an instance of Nor bosom'd worm, nor dark decay,
Grateful delight and ardour prove. that deeply-rooted inclination for the marSteal their unsullied tints away;
The radiant shapes, who plumage wear, For when the hours of bloom are past, vellous and supernatural which rendered it
Around him fan the blessed air; so difficult, even for the Christian converts,
No hateful change arrives at last :
The graceful forms, by lleaven denied
But as the sweet Aromn dies, to wean themselves from their attachment
Along the azure skies to glide,
A couch of pliant branches brought to former superstitious notions and observ
And ningle with congenial skies,
With leaves, and moss,and flowers inwronght, ances. It was reported that the men in the
Evaporate in perfumed air,
And bore him to a green recess north had at length killed Innukpak, with Nor leave one sad remembrance there.
With soft maternal tenderness. his wife and children. This was a murderer The wither'd leaves that dim our path, of such inonstrous size, that, while he stood Memento of celestial wrath,
This is the birth of a moon-balse, and so in the valley of Nain, he might have rested Neer sully that delicious clime;
fond are his parents of him, that, his hand on the suinmit of the adjacent Pure world, -unconscious of a crime.
Was ne'er received with purer joy mountain. His dress was the white skin of
Aurelio, the moonland lover of the earthly
A lovely--gay-heroic boy; the nennerluk,an amphibious bear,that hunted maid, leads her to a thick anıt apparently
His father's pride, his mother's dream, and devoured the seals, each of whose ears was impervious enclosure, and the story thus
His blooming sister's daily theme, large enough for the covering of a capacious proceeds.
His aged parent's only son tent. This beast did not scruple to eat human
Redeem'd from-fields of glory ron.
Fearful-yet happy to obey, flesh, when he came on shore, where some The flow'ry obstacles gaye way;
His nursing is worthy of his birth, for the allirmed they had seen him, and were vexed The branches at his touch withdraw,
time it occupies ; and we may here, en puswhen their testimony was doubted. Ingeed Obeclient to that wondrous lave
sunt, inention that time is mensured in the the Brethren in Okkak thought they saw Within our grosser world, alone,
moon by days which are of the length of such a sea-monster one evening, in the Au Is in the lov'd Mimosa shewn;
29, of ours, so that their year consists of gust of 1786, which rose up to the height
And slumbers in that happier land,
but 12 days and as many nights. We pass of a huge ice-berg, in the mouth of the bay, Till waken'd by the high command
by the sweet music, and the melody of birds showed its white colour, and then plunged
Of one whom strong volition fires ;
which add to the enchantinents of Moonland, down again, leaving a whirlpool of foam.
Then all impediment retires;
and even the circumstance of these birds The Esquimaux, without hesitation, pro
And, pierc'd hy th' intellectual ray,
having the ability to wing their flights to nounced it to be the nennerluk; but as the description is so vague, we may justly call
Freed from the blossom'd fence we stand,
purer spheres. The conclusion of the vision in question whether they were not dereived
While closing fast on either hand
is all we can give. It seems that when the Branches, that easy passage gave,
male is perfect his wings grow, and a coinpaby some tumbling ice-berg.
United like the liquidi wave.
nion of the other sex mete for him is raised In couclusion, we may notice that
A solemn band, within, I fonnd
from the grave. Laura sees a couple thus there are yet no more than three mis Collected near an earthy mnound;
beatificd ascend. sions in Labrador, namely, Hopedale, Their looks of expectation check'd
A lovely pair,-above the rest Nain, and Okkah.
By holy awe and deep respect.
Seemed by celestial vision blest.
On him, resplendent wings arise,
Pre-eminent in form and size;
Triumphantly with tender pride 'Twas dark--damp-naked-gloomy clay He gazed on her--who graced his side. This poem was printed about three And rose in sad similitude
She-wingless --sensitive and mild, years ago, but for private reasons, we To the last grave I weeping viewed.
With pure and grateful fondness smiled. understand, withdrawn from circula But all unhallowed and unblest
They reach the airy summit now, With that interminable rest tion. As it possesses considerable nie
And scarcely touch the mountain's brow,
Our lone-chill--narrow mansion knows; rit, we have compounded the follow
When kneeling, with seraphic grace, For undulating motions rose,
Devotion beaming o'er her face ing article froin a copy, very little mu As if some victim suffer'd there
Eyes-that in love and rapture swim, tilated, in our possession.
The last convulsions of despair.
Imploringly are raised to him.
His looks are fixed on Heaven alone,
I rivet there mine eager eyes, tiful, having dreamed in the delirium of a
Yet does he not her prayer disown;
And felt a dreadful hope arise fever, that she had visiteal the moon, gives.
With pious air his land he laid
lu benediction on her head-
From her fair shoulders instant rise
Flames--beaming with celestial dyes.
One farewell look each casts below, age, but grow' rapidly young till they attain The frail dark tenement of clay
Then with undeviating and slow their highest state of perfection. This rever
But who has slept within its breast ?
Ascent-to purer spheres they go. sal of the order of our human nature contri.
Who dares disturb that Sabbath rest?
I hear their quivering plumage raise
The mingled hynin of joy and praise butes largely to their happiness; and, of
An aged, --helpless wretch I viewed,
Now melting in the distant ray, course, they have no death to open for Sad victim of decrepitude,
disappear it ; them the gates to a future state of exist
Wrapt in pale films of cobweb form,
The work I deem of earthly worm, ence. The male population are gifted with
And that ethereal strain is o'er.
He seem'd decay'd, and bent by age, wings, and, inost strange to say, the females,
Towards the blue vault all eyes are turniert,
Yet nought was there that mark'd the sagewho have them not, do not envy their flights
All hearts with holy raptore burnell,
And high enthusiastic hope anel liberty.
From crumbling earth to guard his eyes : Of fairer worlds and wider scope. The natural Iristory of the moon is beau Rayless those eyes. His thin gray hair tifully described in the following, from which Leit all his withor'd temples bare
Uofortunately for our heroine and world's
forms are seen no more,
woman, Aurelio's time also arrives. His more the impositions connected with them besides which there are several chalybeare wings shoot-the are laid on.
springs. The summer is recommended as .... glittering pinions spread
In the pamphlet before us, Dr. Neale pro- the fittest time for drinking the waters, which A wider circuit round his head.
duces soine arguments against the indiscri. should be taken early in the inorning. The sea. Amid their many colored dyes,
minate use of inineral waters, so very cogent, son is froin May to the end of November. I sax two snowy plumes arise.
that we are inclined to think they will
ope. The theatre is a spacious and commodious Oh! thou pale emblem of despair,
rate in the same manner as the tax at Odep- building in Cambray Mead. The Assembly Why shine so exquisitely fair ?
suin, and cause a few of these springs to dis- Rooms are situated in the principal street, Aurelio saw its whiteness gleam
appear. In sober sadness, it is both an ex- and in the ground floor of the same building Reflected from the glassy stream,
traordinary and lamentable thing, that they auctions take place every day in the height And felt that from her bed of clay
should have grown to the pitch of fashion at of the season. The principal charitable inHis sister spirit on that day
which they now are:-gushing out every stitutions are the Free-school, the School of Would rise to claim such depth of love where, and applied to with avidity for every Industry, and the Hospital. There are hot As Moonlanders alone can prove.
ailment,--without analysis to ascertain their baths, numerous boarding houses, several There by the liberal hand of Heaven qualities--without information whether they circulating libraries, and many excellent Is high prophetic impulse given;
are salubrious or dangerous for any particu-hotels." Led by this strong, unerring power,
lar complaint, and generally, without pre Crowded threatres, assembly rooms, auc, Joyful he seeks the hallowed bower.
ference, on account of fitness, if it so hap- tions, hotels for the delicate, debilitated, and The crumbling clay-I saw it heave, pen that they are convenient for resort, for sick! But we are not doctors, and thereSaw the wan form her precincts leave; An aged sorceress thus might crawl
company, amusement, cards, intrigue, or fore lea off hinting at prescriptions, to To propheey a nation's fall
dissipation, “I am very ill,” says an inra- quote Dr. Neale. He says that, reflecting
lid, " and intend going to drink the waters, on the abuse of watering places in respect to Caducity and dire decay, Seemed to have marked her for their prey;
at Bath, or Cheltenham, or Buxton, or Har-real invalids, and “ applying myself to conShe,-with sunk eye and panting breath,
rowgate, or Clifton, or somewhere else, " sider the effects of purgative mineral waters Appeared to wait the stroke of death.
just as if it were no matter whether he swal- in certain cases, I have thought it might be I looked with eyes of sense alone,
lowed sulphur, or iron, or magnesia, or salt, useful to the public to call their attention to And deeined Aurelio still my own.
or soda, or lime, carbon or hydrogen, acid a point, whereon much of the safety or danWas this a rival to be feared,
or. alkali ;--and just as if it were no matter ger attending their use may occasionally Whose dull deformity, appeared
whether he was afflicted with gout or dropsy, hinge : being satisfied myself that those waLike a terrific lesson given
consuinption or rheumatism, itch or asthma, ters which contain an excessive quantity of sea To mark the power of angry Heaven? plethora or. atrophy. To draw attention to salt cannot be used with advantage, I would While those seducing hopes arise,
such imprudences, the author has written say hardly with safety, by a particular class Joy sparkles in Aurelio's eyes.
this able little essay; and it will not be one of debilitated invalids.' The presence or abFor through that hideous veil of clay of its least beneficial effects, if it destroys sence of iron has seemed to be hitherto the He saw the soul's translucent ray;
the reputation of a good many quack nos- criterion upon which medical men have fixed He saw the angelic mind alone,
truins of the kind against which it is directed their reasoning, as to judying of the stimulatWhere innocence and sweetness shonc; Before, however, going to the point at is-ing powers of inineral waters; but I am now He knew how soon the dancing hours Would bring their all improving powers,
sue, we shall pave the way by quoting the well assured that they have been in error ;
short account of Cheltenham, from one of and that, as in the mineral waters of ChelAdding to softness, love, and truth, Bright beauty and immortal youth.
the most compact and useful publications of tenham, for instance, the giving of six-tenths
its class with which we are acquainted. of a grain of iron daily, or even more, cannot This of course terminated the mixed Speaking of Cheltenhamn, it says
be half so important as the taking, or not amour, and poor Laura awakes out of her
“ The spring, or spa, as it is called by taking, one dram or more of common sea delirium. The fancy, and poetical beauty way of distinction, was first noticed to pos- salt
, on a fasting stomach, in a pint of water, of the work, however, merited a better fute sess medical properties in the year 1916. for weeks together. In cases of incipient than to have the press made its grave ; and The discovery appears to have arisen from schirrus, it has been well proved and estabwe are happy to give it this partial resur- acident. The effects produced by this lished that iron is beneficial : whereas the rection.
spring have proved an increasing source of application of sea salt, to the irritable villous wealth to the town; and its visitors have cours of the stomach and small intestines, been so numerous, that it was feared the will, we know, aggravate the complaint. For
waters would be insufficient to supply the this reason, I have judged it of some imporA Letter to a Professor of Medicine, &c. demand; which would certainly have been tance to call the attention of my, medical
respecting the Nature and Properties the case, but for the discovery of some new brethren to the comparative analysis of the of the Mineral Waters at Cheltenham. springs equally congenial to health as the two principal spa waters of Cheltenham; By Adam Neale, M. D. &c. &c. former. The amusements of Cheltenham and I will add, that if the object is to pour London, pp. 40.
are siinilar to those of most other places of brine into the circulation, let us rather send public resort.
our patients to the sea shore, than to an inWhen they enerals of Antigonus, we read “ The Well Walk is an elegant gravelled land mineral water :--but if the intention be in ancient history, observed that a number of promenade
, about 600 feet in length, and to stimulate the peristaltic motion of the in valetudinarians crowded to a medicinal spring 20 feet in breadth, bordered or each side by testines, let that particular water be advised at Odepsum which cured them of their dis- a quickset hedge. The spa, or long room, which contains the greatest proportion of alorders, they imposed a tax upon every one was erected in 1775, for the accoinmola- kaline sulphates, and the smallest of muriate who used the waters ; but so prodigious tion of persons taking the waters. It is about of soda; and for that reason rather let our were the effects of taxation in those days, 60 feet long and 20 broad. The Montpel- patients drink the original spa water of Chela that the spring immediately disappeared. lier waters are procured at a large and ele- tenhamn than that of Harrowgate, because Modern fountains are infinitely more stuh- gant pump-room, lately erected by Mr. the first contains the smallest quantity, and born: the heavy loads of taxation which they Thompson. During the season, a harper the latter the largest quantity of sea salt
, and their visitors bear are almost incredible ; attends in the morning at this room.
this and we may observe, that though the purses “Thic other wells at Cheltenhain are Sher-island. of the latter are, in consequence, frequeutly borne, King's, Orchard, and Essex Wells, “ Another point, to which I would call dried up, no such miracle happens to the
public notice, is the custom which has crept wells, which, on the contrary, scein to mul
* Leigh's New Picture of England and Wales, in of late, of transferring mineral waters to tiply and spout with greater abundance, the London, 1920.
cisterns, instead of drawing them fresh from
" either peo
the wells, and delivering them in their natu- observe, that the Montpelier spring differs | ton; which accomplished, you must next ral state. Surely, if we expect any benefit most materially froin the original well. The endeavour to procure a constant supply of to be derived from the gases which they con- quantity of aperient salts, or alkaline sul- the pure element from some rapid torrent tain, we inust relinquish all hopes of retain- phates, which it holds being not one half of or deep well-be it inineral water or not ing them, after having been so treated; and what is kept in solution by the old spa, while for that is of little moment ; you must then 1, for one, beg to enter this my public pro- the proportion of muriate of soda, or com- fill a few quart bottles with your spa waters test against racking off mineral waters into mon sea salt, is forty timea greater! But and salt then to your taste, as Mrs. Glasse cisterns, to suit the sole convenience of their the muriate of soda does not act on the would say, but of various strengths reinemproprietors. If, however, the impregnation, howels. To produce the same effect, there- ber; and having duly sealed them up, send or non-iinpregnation, of gases be'a matter of fore, it is necessary to take at least double them to the cheinist of the greatest repute in indifference, then be it understood that we the quantity of the water of the Montpelier your part of the world to be analyzed. These ought not to advise our patients to undertake spring; while in doing so the drinker inust, bottles you had better number one, two, long and expensive journeys to mineral of necessity, at the same tiine, swallow eighty three, four, five, and six, ad libitum ; but, i springs, since we can furnish thein with di- times as much common salt!! Therefore, should suppose, you need hardly extend it lute solutions of neutral salts, as Sancho the stimulating or heating quality of these to the Pythagorean number. Your analysis Panza has it, dry shod, and in our own two springs may be stated as nearly eighty having been returned, duly signed, sealcountry.'
to one; while it should not be forgotten that ed, and delivered, you inust nest look “One word more. In looking into Brande's the stomach must be twice as inuch distend-out for some complaisant Editor of a MonthChemistry, in the table of the analyses ed, before the aperient effect can be pro- ly Journal, Philosophical, Literary, or Mediof mineral waters, I observe that he has adduced by the new spa water."
cal, to insert these Analytical Essays, with mitted only three of the mineral waters of An analsyis of all the other Montpelier some enticing preface; as, for instance, Cheltenham, namely, the Sulphur Spring, springs, shows that, except No. 5, they con * We congratulate the public on the great the pure Saline, and the Chalybeate ; and, tain a redundancy of sea salt. The author discovery lately made on the lands of Mr. as he omits all notice of the others, I shall then contends, that the inuriate of soda in Macd e of a rich variety of Mineral be glad to know if the public are to conclude, excess is dangerous to the patients usually Waters, whereby those who repair to the that he disbelieses in the existence of the sent to Cheltenliain, namely,
fountains of Benbibere, may henceforth be other three. Certain it is also, that he takes ple who have resided a long time in warm accommodated with all sorts of waters, sano notice of that spring which was analyzed climates, and whose livers and chylopoetic line, aperient, chalybeate, or sulphuric, acby Dr. Fothergill, which is, in my mind, of viscera have been injured by the influence of cording to their several fancies and necessiinore value and moment than all the rest ; fevers and tropical heats; or such as have ties. A spacious pump room, of the form and I should be glad to know why he has never travelled out of Great Britain, but and dimensions of a Greek temple, must passed that in total silence. I shall just add, whose abdominal organs have suffered from next be built ; beneath the flooring of which that I have the authority of one of thc pro- excessive stimulation, from various causes.” you must excavate several tanks, which are prietors here to assure my readers, that the Coinmon sense would lead us to acquiesce in to be filled every night, by ineans of leaden soil around Cheltenham only produces three this conclusion; for it is assuredly inost im- pipes, laid under ground all the way from mineral waters."
proper, when the stomach and intestines are your well or fountain head, where you brew The author nos proceeds to account for weakened, and possessed of a highly accu- the mineral waters. And, lastly, to prevent the failure of the waters in many recent cases, mulated sensibility, to allow the use of mine the prying curiosity of your visitors, you iwhich he mainly attributes to the fashionable ral waters containing the sulphate of soda. inust not neglect to build a sort of pigeon run upon the new wells in preference to the In such cases the original spa, (if correctly house, or Martello tower, over your
founold spa, from which they widely differ, and stated in the analysis) should undoubtedly tain head, large enough to contain a stout to which they are far inferior. He tells us be taken. We do not, however, agree só forcing pump, and a large trough for your
“ The original spa contains, then, in one entirely with the author, when he states, that Glauber and Epsoin salts; a few barrels of pint of water, sixty-nine and three-tenth 95 persons out of 100 take the pure saline No. which you can stow there for use upon all grains of salts or solid contents, while No. 14; and adds, “Seeing that this water contains occasions. This Martello tower you must of the Montpelier spa contains seventy-four neither gas nor iron, shall we not be war. place at some distance in the rear, and let a grains. But we will place them in parallel ranted in drawing this inference, that all lawn, or hedge, or paling, intervene; clap a columns, for the sake of more accurate these people might have been equally bene- cannon on the top of it, to repel invaders ; comparison.
fitted by drinking a şolution of Glauber and or, if you are afraid of using powder and Original Spa Water. Bontpelier Spa.
Epsom salts at home, provided they had con-, shot against the king's lieges, thatch it well One Pint.
fidence and patience enough to persevere at top, to conceal its importance, and stick One Pint.
steadily in such a course for a fortnight or upon it a board, painted to this effect,
Grains. three weeks, and rise every morning and Take notioe, that this is no thoroughfire, Sulphate of Soda) Sulph. of Soda walk for an hour or two before breakfast ?" but a private road only, to Hoaxhall farm
22,7 60,0 Sulphate of Mag
Now surely learing home, exercise, change and whoever trespasses on this ground shall Sulph. of Mag
of air, and losing sight of business, are nearly be prosecuted according to law.” nesia
nesia.....6,0 99-100ths of the causes of the celebrity of “ All around your pump root you must Iron..... 6 Soda and Iron?
our watering places; and it would be as ad- lay out plantations and walks, with shady
Carbonates.. Muriate of Soda
vantageous for the people of Cheltenham, trees and flowering shrubs, and, having pro6 Muriate of Soda 41,3 Leamington, and Gloucester, to go to Scot- cured a band of pipers and fiddlers with bass Sulphate of Lime 5,0 Sulphate of Lime 2,5 Carbon. & Muri
land, as for the people north of the Tweed drums, &c. to titillate the auditory nerves of ate of Magne3,1
to visit England in search of health. your visitors, while your waters are stirring sia ....
The correspondence of Dr. N. to his friend up their great and small intestines, you may
is a satirical exposition of the mode by which throw open the doors of your pump room to 69,3
74,0 mineral springs may be made productive to all hypochondriacs and true believers, who Gascous Contents.
Gaseous Contents. their proprietors. The management which will assuredly flock by hundreds and tens of
the doctor recommends his friend to imitate hundreds, to the new spas of Benbibere, to Carbonic Acid.. 3,7 Carbonic Acid.... 2,5 from the English, is thus described. seek the Goddess of Health, a statue of whom, Sulphuretted
“Know then, my good friend, that your for the sake of classical allusion, you had Hydrogeta } 1,8
first business must be to procure a few tons better place over your pump room, with a 5,5
of Glauber and Epsom salts from the nearest Latin inotto bencath, from one of the old
manufactory, where they will cost you at poets, as for instance, Vrilis alvo fluit uti" Hom the above tables, then, you will the rate of about fourteen pounds sterling per | lisque crumenæ ;' or, in plain Luglish, I
hope this will be as good for your bowels, | an amusing and important nature. Tolclownish associates. I was invited into their as it will be to my purse.'
gratify such, we proceed to offer a few house, where I rested till the carriage came must accumulate a magnificent fortune if he ral friends particularly to the publica- bited" genuine Dutch årollery. One piece
The Doctor assures his friend, that he extracts, and beg to refer our agricultu- up. It was a catholic family, and some of follows this advice ;-but as that is no business of ours, we have only to add, that under tion itself.
represented thc seven sacraments of their a jocose style, there is much worthy of con While in Holland, Mr. Jacob notices the church. Under the heart of confession, a sideration in this pamphlet, which the drink- precision of the natives in a way which offers priest was represented sitting in the box with ers of spa waters will do well to study. a good example for our imitation:
his ear close to the listening hole, at which We are of opinion, with Dr. Neale, that
• The Dutch (he says) are as punctual as a beautiful female figure in a kneeling posthe waters containing the muriate of yoda they are industrions and parsimonious. The ture was whispering. The devil was standhare often done much mischief. And bis diligences and treckschuyts start at the time ing behind her, with a chain in his hand dat character and abilities as a physician in appointed, during the striking of the clock. encircled her waist
, and appeared to be ex. duce ns to beliere, that the practices of If you are told that the hour is seven, you erting all his strength to draw her from conCareless adulteration of these waters are in may be sure to be away before the fourth of fession, or perhaps from the penance the existence; and he therefore merits the thanks the seven strokes has sounded. The pre-priest was enjoining. Another part repreof invalids, and of society, by their exposure. cision at which the hour of arrival is fixed, is sented baptisin, where the priest was plung
such that you may depend upon it within a ing a naked boy into a font filled with water;
very few minutes ; and the same reliance and the Holy Ghost was descending in a A Viow of the Agriculture, Alanufactures, may lie placed on the period of finishing the beam of light, whose termination rested on
Statistics, and State of Society, of Ger-journey, whether it be inade by water or the breast of the child." many, and parts of Holland and France. by land.”
We have so recently had our attention ocTaken during a Journey through those
Another peculiarity deserves consideration, cupied with Wesiphalia, and Hanover, that Countries in 1819. By William Jacob, at a period when discussions on the Roman we shall pass over these divisions in Mr. Ja
Catholic religion are about to take place in cob's book; but the subjoined extract seems Esq. F. R. S. London, 1820. Quar- Parliament. It Utrecht, the author states- fairly called for, as a poise to the last but one to, pp. 454.
There are twenty-four churches in this which precedes it. A sound, practical, and useful work, 1.city, which belong to the Catholies, Calvin “ Part of the time I spent in Osnabrück, was to be expected from a traveller of and Moravians. The inhabitants, according president of the Lutheran consistory. He
ists, Lutherans, Anabaptists, Mennonites, I passed with a venerable clergyman, the Olr. Jacob's known abilities : nor will to un annual census, are now about 34,000; | complained that the catholics had of late this volume disappoint these expecta- the catholics a little exceed in number the been very successful in making converts, estions. The author's remarks on the whole of the protestant sects ; but they are pecially among the poorer class of his hearcountries through which he passed, af- for the most part of the lower orders of the ers. Knowing that the catholic bishop of furii equal evidence of his assiduity and people. I heard here, as I had done in the this city, as ivell as of Munster, had been capacity; and, especially on subjects other cities, that the catholics are generally praised for their liberality by our English connected with agriculture, we conceive different sects of protestants, and those of was a member, I turned the conversation to
preferred as domestic servants, both by the Bible Society, of which my revered friend that the information he has produced their own faith. The reason assigned forwards the prelaie, of whom he spoke in will be eminently beneficial, both to this, is, that if the catholics purloin any very high terms. He told me, however, ourselves and to the continent. On thing, when they go to confession, the priest that when any of the catholies asked a Bible inanufactures the statements are not so will insist on their making restitution, be- from their bishop, he would say to them, minute ; on statistics they are not so fore he will administer absolution; and the “ 'The Old Testament is a difficult bookoriginal; and on society they are not knowledge of this is thought to act as a re- you cannot understand it-it will be of no
straint on the disposition to pilfer.” so novel : but even on these topics,
use to you-here is a New Testament-tbat
Near Deutchem, the last city in Holland you may understand, and it will be quite they are valuable, accurate, and acute; on the Anholt frontier, we have the follow- sufficient for you.” so that, taken altogether, readers will ing anecdotes.
The state of Brunswick has been greatly ineet with a very interesting account of " Whilst my post-horses were taking their improved, its public debt lightened, and its much that is worthy to be known of bait of bread at a small wirths house, by the resources increased, during that period of its Holland, Westphalia, Hanover, Bruns- road side, I walked on a considerable dis- sovereign's minority which has clapsed; and wick, Prussia, Saxony, and several of tance; where in a barn, were two men and it is gratifying to learn, that it proinises to the minor German provinces.
a wonnan employed in threshing and clean- be in a still higher condition by the time the
ing buck-wheat.' The flail they used appear- prince, so interesting to the British people, A very sensible and intelligent Eng- led to me of a peculiarly clumsy construc- attains the age for assuming the ruling porrlish gentlemen, unwarped by party tion; and after some slight conversation, 1 er. His people are warınly inclined towards prejudices, and telling us plain facts ra- examined the implement, and made a few Britain. The author says ther than building up vain theories, is strokes with it on the haulm, to try its ef. At alınost every house I entered, I was an exceedingly agreeable, as well as an fect
. The woman iminediately ran to me, pleased to see the pictures of their late Duke, exceedingly instructive travelling com
took a wisp of straw, and wiped both my of the Duke of Wellington, and of Blucher; panion ; and we have seldom arrived at shoes, then threw her arms round and kissed and many articles of their furniture were the end of a quarto, going over ground paying a forfeit for meddling with implemy cheeks, and cried, " a forfeit.”. The adorned with gilded busts of the same beroes."
Throughout the other provinces of Gernot new nor unknown to us, with a feel- ments
, was not new ; but the shoe cleaning many, Mr. Jacob found the warmest friending of less fatigue than on this occasion. and kissing puzzled me, though I have since ship for the English generally preralent;
A regular analysis of a work so copi- heard that the former part of the cereinony and a strong feeling of gratitude; the result of olis would far exceed our limits, and is still practised on such an occasion, in the subscription from this country, which would indeed be a waste of labour; for
some parts of Kent. I was, however, too was judiciously appropriated, and did inuch those most concerned in the topics dis- gallant, not to give a trilling present, with to relieve the miseries entailed by a ferocious cussed will not be content with an grateful feeling for the salute; a compliment the assurance that it was only the mark of war.
When in Prussia, Mr. J. visited the celeabridgement, and the general reader which flattered the slatternly female, and brated agriculturist, Von Thaer; and gives will be better pleased with examples of produced laughter in the countenances of her a very excellent account of his farm aud sys
temp (the mortel for farming in these domi- | dages to a throne; and were not objected to, i nouseuse of others. How can they hope to nions) from which we shall next week quote because they were known before the formal make us understand a Plato or an Aristotle, soine portion; preferring, for this Number, proposals were made. The principal condi- id cases wherein it is quite evident that weithe shorter account of the Saxon princess, tions are, that she is to visit theatre but ther of these philosophers understood there who is probably destined to make no slight twice in a year, and then accompanied by selves. The Head of a certain College at figure in the affairs of a country, now the the King;--that if she wishes to ride out, or Oxford was asked by a stranger, what was object of much speculation.
to walk even in the garden, she inust give the motto of the arms of that university ? *The young Queen of Spain is said, lip those twelve hours' notice in writing of her inten- He told him that it was “ Dominus illumiwho have been as intimate with her as court tions; and that no attendants from her own natio mea.” But he also candidly informed etiquette would allow, to possess inost un country must accompany her to Madrid, but the stranger, that, in his private opinion, a bolinded ambition, and to have such a com- must leave her at the first town after her motto wore appropriate agit be found in manding spirit as to have obtained, at her passing the Spanish frontiers. This last con- these words“ Aristoteles meæ tenebræ." early age, alınost the sole power over the lition has been literally complied withi, and Esaminations are formidable eren to the Royal Family. When her elder sister was her Saxon attendants lave all returned to best prepared, for the greatest fool may usk deinanded in marriage by an Austrian Arch- Drestlen."
more than the wisest man can answer. dukc, she declared she would never marry We cannot omit an anecdote of Goethe, It is better to have recourse to a quack, if but to a kingly throne. When the ambassa- which the author picked up at Jena. he can cure our disorder, although he candor of Spain, the object of whose mission was • A minor poet hui addressed some terses not explain it, than to a physician, if he can known, iras first introduced to the family, to one of the reigning family, which cou- explain our disease, but cannot cure it. In the elder sister, who was attached to the tained soine most exagrerated compliments. a certain consultation of physicians in this prince she has since inarriend, in order to In criticising the production, the old poet kingdon, they all differed about the nature avoid the honour of Ferdinand's hand, dis remarked, that “ there was too much sugar of an intermittent, and all of them were figured, by her mode of dress, a person not in the composition; that princes were pleas- ready to define the disorder. The patient unpleasing The younger, Josepha, did not cd at sugar-plums being given to them, but vas i king; at length an empiric, who bad nced much persuasion to induce lier to accept did not like being pelted with sugar-loaves.” been called in, thus interposeu : Gentlemen, thc proffered crown, nor did she practise any The following reinarkable natural pheno- you all seein to differ about thic nature of an hesitation when the formal proposal was madle. menon is mentioned, as occurring in Saxe- intermittent, permit ine to explain it ; an
“ She is sail to be an extremely pious, or Gotha.“The quantity of vermin of the mouse intermittent, gentlernen, is a disorder which what some call a ligotted, catholic, observ- tribe, has increased of late to a degree al- I can cure, and which you cannot. ing all the injunctions of that church with most incredible. The local magistrates give Histrionic enlent is not so rare a gift as most scrupulous exactness. She is distin- rewards for their destruction. In the year some iinaginc, it is both over-rated and overguished by an undeviating sincerity in all her 1818, more than 200,000 field inice were paid. That the requisites for a first rate expressions, by the most rigid aciherence to brought to thein for the premiums. In the actor, demand a combination not easily to truth, and the punctual oliservation of all Raths-kammer of the city of Gotba, be- be found, is an erroneous assumption, asher engagements. She had studied the Span- tiveen the niuth of May and the ninth cribable, perhaps, to the following causes ; ish language, and at an early period of her of September, 1817, the number for which The market for this kind of talent inust alengagement with Ferdinand, had begun to the rewards were pail, reached to 89,565. ways be understocked, because very few of correspond with hiin. It was suggested that the regularity with which the accounts are those who are really qualified to gain theaher leiters had better be corrected by some kept in these local treasuries leave no room trical fame, will condesceud to start for it. person who was an adept in that tongue; to doubt of the authenticity of this fact, To succeed, the candidate must be a gentlebut she repelled the suggestion with great which is both novel and extraordinary.” man by nature, and a scholar by exlucation; scorn, declaring that it would he practising a
(7o be concludeil in our next.)
there are many who can justly boast of this deception on the King, which she would ne
union, but out of that many, huw few are ver use.
there that would seek or desire theatrical ce. “ After the formal marriage, she appear The following quotations from Lacon lebrity. The metropolitan thcatro, thereaddressing her on his knee; though it is Number, from want of room : we now afford, and this is a inarket, abundant as to ed much fattered by the Spanish minister were obliged to be omitted in our last fore, can only be recruited from the best said, when he first placed himself in that posture before her, she was alarmed by the insert them in justice to the author.
quantity, but extremely deficient as to quaapprehension that he was about to coinmu A inan who knows the world, will not only lity. Johnson told Garrick that he and his nicate some disastrous intelligence from Spain. Inake the most of every thing he does know, profession were inutually inclelted to cauch
The picture of Ferdinand, superbly set with but of many things he does not know; and other: “ your profession," said the doctor, diamonds, was presented to her, with which will gain more credit by his adroit mode of has made you rich, and you have made your she was much pleased, as he was certainly a hiding his ignorance, than the pedant by his profession respectable." Such men as Smith, fine looking inan. It was afterwards known, awkward attempt to exhibit his erudition. In Garrick, Kemble, and Young, might do hoand by soine person communicated to her, Scotland, the " jus et norma loquendi has nour to any profession, and would, perhaps, that the picture was painted for, and pre- made it the fashion to pronounce the law have succeeded in any; but their attcinpting sented to his first wife; that after her death, term curātor curător. Lord Mansfield gravely success in this department is much more exthe same present was sent to Brazil for his corrected a certain Scotch barrister when in traordinary than their attaining it; for, in late Queen ; and now for the third time, Court, reprehending what appeared to Eng- general, those who possess the necessary presented to the Saxon Princess as the re- lish usage a false quantity, by repeating qualificatious for an actor, also feel that they semblance of one, who must have passed a curātor, Sir, if you please. The barrister deserve to be something better, aud this longer period than she has lived, since it was immediately replied, I am happy to be cor- feeling dictates a inore respectable arena. painted for him. Whatever chagrin the dis- rected by so great anorātor as your Lordship. Neither is the title to talent bestowed by the covery might have occasioned, the prospect Commentating lore makes a mighty parace, suffrages of a metropolitan audience, always of a crown seemed to have healed the wound and builds a lofty pile of crudition, raised up unequivocal. Such an audience is, indeed, and allayed the feeling.
like the pyramids, only to embalm some a tribunal from which an actor has no ap“The conditions to which this young mouldering mummy of antiquity, utterly un- peal; but there are many causes which conprincess was called to subunit, in conformity worthy of so laborious and costly a mode of spire to warp and to bias its judgment; and to the etiquette of the Spanish court, were preservation. With very few exceptions, it often happens that it is more difficult to such as would have been deemed harsh by commentators would have been much better please a country audience, than a London most persons, but are said to have been employed in cultivating some sense for them- one. In a country theatre, there is nothing easily acquiesced in when they were appen- selves, than in attempting to explain the to bribe our decisions; the principal actor is