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finite grace.

youngest, Angela, was thirteen ; her regulated mind which is yet alive to the eyes were very fine, her teeth like pearls, finer impressions. His Lyric aspiraand her pbysiognomy a compound of tions exhibit a fancy teeming with ideas, arcbness and timidity, and this was ge- in all their finely-conceived forms, struck nerally balf vejled. The Christian out in all their beauty and harmony of women at Jerusalem are always envel- diction. If his performances of a later oped under a black mantle : the elder date, although combining the varied sort are so scrupulous on this bead that imagery and splendid pageants of Eastit is wonderful how they can walk un- era story, with a native fecundity of dehurt in such narrow ill paved streets. scription, exemplify somewhat of moIt is a great favour to be allowed to notony in its lengthened progress,-if visit a Christian family, and to see the interest we feel in “ Lalla Rookb" their women unveiled ; to be regaled languishes through the glitter of balmy by them with coffee, rose-water, and a flowers and oriental sweets from “ Arapipe which they fill with aloes for their by the Blest,” which are so thickly guests, to whom they present it with in- sprinkled through his page,—if bis verse

loses all pretensions to dignity and force The houses in Bethlehem are low through the light airy stanza in which and square built, like those of Jerusa- he has embodied the imaginations of his lem: they have each a terrace or a lit- genius-still this does not destroy the tle dome; almost all the staircases are convictions which must strike every on the outside of the house. The reader, that poetical fire, and a mind young maidens of Bethlehem are gener- susceptible of agreeable associations of ally graceful, and have regular features; imagery eminently characterize bim. they are veiled, but the face is not concealed ; their fine turned arms are bare,

BENEFIT OF CLERGY.' The women of Jericho wear a blue kind Paper was not made earlier than the of shift, girt with a best round the waist; fourteenth century—and printing in the their head is covered with a veil ; their century following. The art of reading legs and feet are bare, as well as their made a very slow progress. To encoura arms, which are ornamented with brace- age it in England, the capital punish. lets of silver, pewter, or glass beads. ment of death was remitted if the crim

They are in general tall and slender, but inal could read, which is termed Benefit their forms seem as if degenerated, and of Clergy. Yet so small an edition of amongst the most young it appears as if the Bible as 600 copies translated into beauty was perpetually struggling with English in the time of Henry VIII. was misery-La Belle Assem.

Dot wholly sold off in three years.

NUGÆ ANTIQUÆ.

Bef A large share of public patronage and

A.D. 1545, ships of war ia of public admiration has been bestowed England had no port-holes for guns ; on Moore.—A genius of no ordinary they had only a few cannon placed on

the deck, standard in the world of Poetry,—he may be said to have merited those ey

There is no mention of writing in the logiums wbich the contemplation of su- time of Homer. Cyphers, invented in perior intellect, or a well-stored mind is Hindostan, were brought into France wont to demand as a well-earned tri- from Arabia about the end of the teath bute. That the imagination of this dis. century.

DIVORCES. tinguished Poet partakes highly of Nature's gifts, must be acknowledged, not No case of divorce ever occurred at only by the ardent breast who eagerly Rome before the year five hundred and and indiscriminately imbibes ber thou: twenty from the foundation of the city. sand sweets wherever they lie scattered, T'he first iostance was that of Spurius and swallows indigestively the delete. Carvilius, who dismissed his wife, berious flower with the wholesome herb, cause she bore him no children : wbich -but also by the judicious and well- motive, however reasonable in his own

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VOL. 6.] Roman Ladies-Grecian and Cannibal CraniaWalter Scott.

opinion, did not screen him from the serves to show that the profiles in Grecensure of his fellow citizens, who did ciao works of art, were not, as De Pau not consider his partner's infecundity, or and others say, merely “ un style de his own desire of having children, as a dessein, adopté dans quelques écoles.” sufficient cause to justify a rupture of Prince Maximilian of Neuweid, one of the matrimonial tie.

the most distinguished amongst the royIt is well known that the ancient Ro- al cultivators of natural history on the mans lay reclined on couches or sofas at continent, and who with a rare zeal and their meals. But, during the early ages intrepidity exposed bimself to all the of the city, while the men took their re- dangers and difficulties of a journey past in that recumbent posture, the wo- through the wilds of Brazil, has brought med, from considerations ef decency, sat to Europe a collection of the crania of upright-[which custom, bowever, was the different savage tribes he met with. not observed by the ladies in succeeding Very lately be presented to Blumenbach ages.]

the skull of one of the Botęcudos, a At Rome, in summoning a matron tribe of cannibals who inhabit remote to appear in a court of justice, it was districts in the vast country of Brazil. not lawful to touch her person ; the We can scarcely fiod words to express touch, in such case, being esteemed a the very striking contrast of the features breach of decorum, and a violation of ofthis cannibal cràpium, when compared the respect due to her character. with that of the noble Hellenian already

In the early ages of Rome, the women mentioned. The one is the most perfect were debarred from the use of wine. and beautiful in form ever met with,

Among the Romans, it was consider. while the other in its general aspect ed as highly indecept for a father to more nearly resembles the orang outang, bathe in company with his son, after he than even the most characteristic skuli had attained to the age of puberty—or of the negro race.-Edin. Phi. Mag. for a father-in-law to bathe with his

WALTER SCOTT. son-in-law.

The pregnant scenes of inagery and CRANIA.

of adventure which mark the page of Comparison of the skull of an ancient Scott, certainly suffers considerable disGreek and of a Botecudo cannibal.- advantage from the measure of his verse, It is well known, that the celebrated and the quick gingle of returning sounds Professor of Natural History at Göttin- which marks the octo-syllabic line ; for, gen, Blumenbach, bas employed many however natural to the author himself, years in investigating and describing it sorts not with the heroic character of the skulls of the different races of the his subjects. Dryden has remarked of human species, and also of the various Butler, “ the choice of numbers is suitacharacteristic tribes of these races. It ble enough to his design, as he has manhas always been a principal object with aged it, but in any other hand, the shortthat distinguished naturalist, to obtain ness of bis verse, and the quick returns skulls of the different nations of antiqui- of rhyme, bad debased the dignity of ty, and he has succeeded in collecting his style.” The same celebrated writer, those of Egyptians, Romans, and Ger- in his Discourse on Satire, has pointed mans. Very lately he has been able out the decided advantages which the to add to his very extensive and valua- English verse of ten syllables possesses ble collection of crania one of an an- over that of eight. “ This kind of cient Greek, presented to him by the verse,” he continues, “is more roomy, Prince Royal of Bavaria. It was taken the thought can turn itself with greatfrom a grave in Grecia Magna. It is er ease in a larger compass. When particularly distinguished by the gentle the rhyme comes too thick upon us, it and elegant curve of the brow, and the straitens the expression ; we are thinkperpeodicular position of the upper jaw. ing of the close when we should be It may be considered as the prototype adorning the thought. It makes a poet of the antique Grecian profile, and giddy with turning in a space 100 nar

EXTRACTS FROM THE

row for his imagination ; he loses many use, and in matters of science they embeauties without gaining one advantage. ploy 60,000, but their articulate sounds On these occasions it is, as in a tennis- do not exceed thirty. court, the strokes of greater force are given when we strike out and play at length.”

ON TUE SIN OP DANCING. The loose and negligent arrangement of Scoti's numbers, and the frequent From Blackwood's (Ed.) Magazine.Oet. 1319. absence of all agreeable collocation and

PRATO FIORITO.' harmony of modulation, offends the

Mr. Editor, classic ear, and sometimes becomes als The godly book above mentioned most intolerable io the student who has lately furnished me some important beeo in habits of intimacy either with lessons, or familiar examples, relative to the full resounding line ol Pope, or the the sin of usury, which induces me to energy and pomp of Milion, and the refer again to the same valuable repertobold, expanding, and elevated measure ry of monastic lore with a like view of of Akenside. Although, therefore, ima- benefiting such of my Protestant cousgination, which is confessedly the store- try-men, or women, as may not be too house of the poet, may rank high in the zealous in the cause of our reformed reauthor of " The Lady of the Lake,” ligion to think of availing themselves of other qualities in which he is signally the wisdom of the scarlet lady; and the deficient, likewise demand the attention first subject wbicb I happen to hit upon of a writer who would please under eve- is one which appears to me, of all others, ry circumstance.—his neglect or his fail- to afford an useful field for reflection at ure in these must be thought to have the termination of a London season. placed bis fame on a very equivocal It is the following, basis.-Gent. Mag.

“ How damnable and detectable a thing, RESPIRATION IN FROGS. And bow odious to God, is vain and dissolate It appears from a series of curious dancing."

Lib. 1. Cap. X. experiments performed hy M. Edwards, that frogs, toads, and lizards, are pre

“ Truly," observes our pious and eloserved alive and in health under water quent author, “one of the most siogufor weeks, by means of the air contained lar follies committed by man and woman in the water, which they abstract, not among the vanities of ibis world, is light by the lungs but by the skin.

and dishonest dancing ; wbich (as a

learned doctor writes) it may be well CANINE SAGACITY.

said, is the head and fountain of all sias Oct. 24, 1819, the wind blowing and wiekednesses—or, at leust, of the strong occasioned a beavy swell on greater part.” “ It is impossible ever Yarmouth Beach, by which a boat sufficiently to express how many and moored to the jetty, with one man on great are the evils which spring from board, was upset ; at this instant a dog dancing; seeing that hy it all human feel. (belonging to Mr. W. H. Smith) leap- ings are vitiated ; the heart itself grows ed into the sea, and, after a considerable corrupt and hardened ; and, finally, the struggle, succeeded in drawing the man poor and miserable soul utterly perishfrom under the boat, and supported him eth.” till a fortuitous wave actually threw him He proceeds to trace the origin and on its bottom, whence be was taken by invention of this “ dissolute and lasciva rope from the jetty.—The dog then ious exercise” to the devils in Hell, swam after the oars and the man's hat, what time the Israelites, after feasting which he severally brought to the shore, and gorging themselves with wine, tell This is the third time of this dog per- to dancing round the moltes calf in the forming the same act ; having before desert; and be then enumerates the serrescued a child, six years old, from the eral unbecoming actions, by which (as river.

he strongly expresses it,) "young men CHINESE ALPHABET. and maidens, while dancing, do (as it The Chinese bave 11,000 letters in were) crucify again their Redeemer."

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And'first, he observes, "they find a sort fashion for an entire year to come from of sensual gratification in, and moreover benceforward.” Wonderful to relate ! obtain the applause of the spectators by So did these words of that holy man the act of, leaping as high as they are prevail, that, by divine permission, these able—not reflecting that in exact pro. wretched persons (being fifteen in numportion to the altitude of every leap will ber, and three of them females,) did in be the depth to which they are doomed fact, so continue dancing and skipping to sink in Hell.”. 2dly, “ It oftentimes about for a whole year together ; nor happens that dancers spread out and ex- did any rain fall upon them during all tend their arms in order to give greater that time, nor did they feel cold, nor energy to their performance, by wbich heat, nor bunger, nor thirst ; nor did stretching out of the arms in this profane they ever uire ; nor did their garments amusement they display a manifest dis- wax old, nor their shoes wear out. But regard of the holy crucifix, the figure as if they were beside themselves, like whereof they so irreverently imitate.” to people possessed with phrenzy, or The lifting of the head and voice are in idiots, they kept sioging and dancing like manner construed into acts of un- continually, night and day. At the end designed, but nevertheless most impious, of the year came the bishop, who gave parody; and he finishes his exordiuin them absolution, and reconciled them by a warning, peculiarly terrible to the before the altar of St. Magnus. Which class of male and female dandies, that having been done, the three women the more curious and vain their attire at suddenly expired, and the rest slept for these indecorous exhibitions, the more three days and nights successively, and conspicuous will be their deformity and afterwards did such penance for their nudity of appearance " at the day of sin, that they were thought worthy to judgment.”

work miracles after death.

And some We shall select the third of these of them that lived longest, manisested legends or examples, which follow these the punishment of their offence in dreadterrible denunciations. It shews “how tul tremblings of their limbs, which they certain persons, dancing on Christmas suffered even unto the day of their eve, were unable to cease dancing for a death. whole year afterwards."

The sixth example relates how a virIt is written in the “ Speculum His. gio of noble family, and" of marvellous toriale,” how in a certain town in Saxo. beauty, according to the flesh,” became ny, where was a church dedicated to St. extremely anxious to go and join in the Magnus the martyr, in the tenth year of festivities and balls of this world ; and, the Enperor Honorius, just when the being restrained in her evil inclinations first mass was beguo upon Christmas by her pious parents, waxed therefore Eve, some vain young people, at the very sad and sorrowful indeed. In instigation of the devil, were set a dan. which staie being visited by a holy man, cing and singing in a dissolute manner to whom she made confession of her hard by the church, in such manner that vain wishes, he asked her, whether, if they hindered and disturbed the divine it were proposed to ber, by the privaservice. Whereupon the priest, moved tion of a single day's pleasure, to secure with a holy and just indignation, com- the enjoyment of a whole year's dan. manded them to be still, and to give cing and junkering, without interrupover their accursed vanity. But the afore- tions, she would not agree to the barsaid miserable sinners, for all that was gain ? And, having answered that cersaid to them, and commanded thein, tainly she would do so with the greatwould never cease from that execrable est alacrity, the good man therefore read proianeness and devilish mischief. Up- her a sermon, (which i may

be excused on which the priest, inflamed with zeal, for not inserting at lengih,) the olject cried out with a loud voice—“ May it of which was to prove that, by her preplease God and Si. Magnus that ye all sent denial of similar enjoyments on continue to sing and dance after this earth, she would secure to herself an eternity of them in heaven; and thus mon fowl.* Seven eggs weigh 1 pound the prophet Jeremiah, “ Tu ornaberis avoirdupois,so that I have been furnishtympanis tuis, et egredieris choro luden- ed with the astonisbiog weight of more tium, &c.” 2. From the Psalms, “ Præ- than 53 pounds of Dutritious and wholevenerant principes conjuncti Psalleoti- some food from two hens. They were bus in medio juvenculorum tympanis- never broody, nor shewed a disposition to trianum." And 3. From the Hymn of sit at any time during the wbole season, the Virgins, “quacunque deges, Virgi- and I understand this property is penes sequuntur, atque laudibus post te culiar to this species of fowi : it is, howcanentes cursitant.”—And with these ever, an advantage than otherwise, as the sacred promises the simple maiden was common kinds can incubate their

eggs, so much moved that she instantly be- and foster their young.

G.C.JENNER. came influenced with holy desires, and October 14th, 1819. after dedicating her virginity to Christ, went, at the expiration of five years,

"HEP! HEP ! to enjoy the literary accomplishment of The Hep! Hep! which was the her compact, in footing and jigging it to watch-word of the rioters in the late all eternity

attacks on the Jews in Wurtzburg and

Frankfort, according to old cbronicles, POULTRY.

had the following origin :-In the year To the Editor of the European Magazine.

1097, a party of crusaders, headed by Sir,

Peter Gansfleisch and Conrad Voo LeiAs the following account, together ningen, went about recruiting for tolwith the few observations I have made lowers with colours, on which were ioon the management and feeding of

scribed the first letters of the words fowls, may prove acceptable, and afford Hierosolyma Est Perdita (“ Jerusalem some useful hints to many among the is lost,") H.E.P. This swarm, bowernumerous readers of your entertaining and widely-circulated miscellany, you but remained in Germany, where they

er, never proceeded to the Holy Land, will oblige me by giving them a place every where persecuted and murdered

the Jews, and more particularly along Í procured two pullets of the black the Rhine. Wherever this band came Spanish kind, which were hatched in with their colours, the people exclaimed, June, 1818, and fed them constantly Hep! Hep! and fell upon the Jews. myself twice a day, alternating their food, that is, I gave then corn in the • MORE CRY THAN WOOL.' morning, and in the afternoon boiled Sir R. Walpole said, when he had to potatoes mixed with fresh bran, but I deal with the landed interest, all went never allowed them to take a full meal on smoothly, they came quietly to be of corn. They had a small orchard to shorn ; but if he only touched the trarange in, wbere, in the course of the der, it was like shearing a bog, more day, they occasionally picked up worms cry than wool. and other insects ; and, I have observed that poultry of all kinds eagerly seek METHOD OF RENDERING GLASS for animal food even after they have

LESS BRITTLE. satiated themselves with corn : indeed, Let the glass vessel be put into a I conceive a portion of animal food es- vessel of cold water, and let this water sentially requisite to preserve them in a be heated boiling hot, and then allowhealthy state.

ed to cool slowly of itself, without takThe above mentioned pullets began ing out the glass. Glasses created in to lay about the middle of November,

* I should here observe, that I had my hen and continued to do so till within the last ten days, when they began to moult roost robbed several times in the course of the

and lost probably from twenty ta their feathers, having produced three 30 eggs; but as I could not ascertain precisely hundred and sixty-seven eggs much the number, I have not reckoned them, conse

quently, my statement is within the number larger and finer than those of the com- actually laid.

in your work.

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