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TO THE EDITOR.
Desinant Maledicere malefacta ne noscant sua.TER. Let the club of others cease to speak ill, Lest of their own misdeeds they hear 'gainst their will.
Unnumbered crimes wbich I had done,
Same as it was of old.
In a noble park,
From his own lake and lands.
Fitzalban is brave,
Ever pass by it,
Little John and Will Scarlet and more than I know,
I must tett of all my song,
There thou art wrong,' old Edward said,
Listen,' cries he, and thou shalt know,
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
SIR,-I am as much pleased with works of iogenious fiction as any man, when they are used in the cause of virtae, or tend to innocent amusement : bnt when I find them employed in the diffusion of soandal, misrepresentation, and falsehood, then I conceive it to be the duty of every lover of truth, to step forward and unmask the pretender, to strip the lion's skin from his recreant limbs, and show the world the asses ears concealed beneath. Such was the object of my former letter, and I flatter myself, the success attendant on my endeavours, has been such as not to deter me from the prosecution of my plan. Let the Club' indulge themselves as much as they please in the works of imagination, but when they pretend to represent the manners of the age, or lash" the follies of the day, let them then, at least, bave some regard to truth, and though they nothing extenuate, let them not set ought down in malice. Let them reflect that they, who live ip glass-houses should not be the first to throw stones, for they who attack another, ubprovoked, must expect retaliation, and if they are not quite so gently treated as they may wish, it is the nataral result of their own conduct, and they are themselves only to blame.
· Whether I have a musical oddity of face, or recite with a northern accent, whether I bave married a blue stocking, or framed a foolish hypothesis, can make no more difference to your readers than if I was a spouting character of notoriety,-a frequenter of ale house clubs,-a self-created critic,-or a modest Clubite, not sparing of self-praise, for they will still look at the Club' with the same merited contempt, with which the world in general treats those who are brougbt up in the school of scandal. They will still have the same reason to admire their vanity and egotism, their impudence and assurance. Though indeed my claim to praise, for my efforts to expose them, may not be so worthy of praise, if they arise from private feeling, yet it can make no difference as to the merits of the Club' in the eye of the world.
As I am too modest to take praise to myself where it is not my due; it becomes me to admit, that I have neither generosity sufficient voluntarily to become a victim, nor courage enough to attack a windmill, lest your readers by my silence should think I laid claim to such distinction. No, indeed, those would be undertakings far too elevated for me, who ought only to meddle with humbler matters, such for instance, as 'the Club;' for though a worm may feel a pang as great as when a giant dies, yet the same degree of exertions or abilities is not required, to destroy the one as the other, nor is the destroyer of mean animals considered equal to the bunter of nobler brutes, or is he required to bave the same extent of courage or capacity.
I trust that I am equally as willing to receive as to give advice, and shall certainly avail myself even of that of the Club,' if ever I find any thing useful to myself; but am sorry to say, their labour is at present thrown away upon me, as they do not seem to understand the situation in which I am placed. The conduct of the members of the Club,' had already led me to imagine, that many other persons were connected with ridiculous clubs than those with whom I am associated, and I am pleased to have my ideas confirmed by their own acknowledgment.
I sincerely hope, Mr. Editor, that my letter may be the cause of obtaining more readers to the papers of the Club,' than they otherwise would have, as it must not only be productive of benefit to you, but entirely answer my end, that of making the Club' more publicly ridiculous, until the members become,
like the characters in the Dunciad, only notorious You have saved me the trouble of disavowing all THEATRE-ROYAL, MANCHESTER. for their folly and dullness. From such objects, connection with the Club.' The connection is, howhowever ambitions may be their views, the world ever, one of which I should have been proud ; for
FOR EASTER WEEK ONLY! can have little to fear, but has much to expect in the to discover the superior talent of the author or authors way of amusement from their assumed importance of the papers in question, the mere ordinary reader The Re-engagement of Mr. Lee's Magnificent Pageant their egregious vanity, and their invulnerable egotism. need only to compare the essays of the Club,' with
of the Coronation. If your readers can discover in the conspicuous dis- the learned letters by which they have been assailed. On Easter Monday, April 8th, will be Performed play made of these qualities, by the Club,' the advo- The genius evinced by the Club, can neither acquire
the popular Play of cates of rational opinions and the cheerful encomiasts reputation by my praises, 'nor lose it by the feeling of real excellence, then ought they not to withold sneers of Ichneumon.
BRUTUS; or, THE FALL OF TARQUIN. their tribute of praise, but if, on the contrary, they Ichneumon is certainly very consistent, when he re- After which, will be presented, for the 20th time at perceive that their aim is to misrepresent and to de- proaches a supposed author of the Club,' for his per- this Theatre, the Grand Pageant of the tract from whatever is useful or good, tben, however sonalities. The motive of Ichneumon's interference
CORONATION much they may be amused by their futile attempts, with the Club,' is, I think, very apparent. It is
HIS MAJESTY GEORGE THE FOURTH, they must hold them in sovereign contempt.
plain that he is quite ignorant of the source of the If I had indeed been the first to utter the war letters; for you, sir, bave, with generous mildness, Which still continues to be performed at the Theatrewhoop and lift the hatchet, then should I conceive exposed his mistake : and I therefore think that the Royal, Drury-Lane, to crowded and overflowing myself in the wrong, bat, when I merely take up my readers of the Iris have, from circumstances, a right houses. The whole produced, at an immense expen to expose slanderers, I feel myself perfectly jas- to infer, that Ichneumon has meanly availed himself pense, by-Mr. Lee, from London, who is engaged for tified in holding up to ridicule both them and their of this opportunity to attempt to wound the feelings
THIS WEEK ONLY !!! objects, and shall not shrink from the task, though of some individual, who bas, for reasons best known in the course of the Pageant, the Grand Entrée of the tenfold the wit that enlivens and the elegance that to bimself, found it proper to shup his society. Let
King's Champion on Horseback. adorns' their compositions, were arrayed against me; him explain this matter as he may: his readers will nor shall they find me in the least afraid either of judge from facts wbich he can neither pervert nor A Dramatic Performance will precede the Coronation themselves or the dragon, as I consider them both to conceal.
every Evening this Week. be creatures better adapted for the meridian of a This worthy member of a worthy fraternity seems pot house, than the pages of the Iris, and each of to be at cross purposes with himself. If, in the ridi
SMALL SWORD EXERCISE. whom I shall always treat with an equal degree of culous portraits which the author of the Club' has respect, and consider alike, usefal, valuable, and presented as, there is no resemblance to be found to
MONSIEUR ROQUEMIR'S Exhibition of Attack estimable.
the shining characters which Ichneumon enumerates, and Defence, with the SMALL SWORD, in the Large If the laurel branches were the real object of my where, then, are the 'offensive personalities.'. But Room in the Old Assembly Rooms, Brown-street, on ambition, I certainly have shewn a want of judgment, Ichneumon is angry; as is evident from his insionain suffering my pen to dwell upon so mean a subject tion respecting your partialities, as well as from his Monday the 8th, and Friday the 12th of April, 1822,
at Seven o'Clock in the Evening.-In the course of the for the exercise of its skill as is the Club.' With a harmless menaces against another; and therefore it Evening, MASTER MINASI, (only Seven Years mind dwelling upon any thing so low and humble, was not unlikely that his letter should be sprinkled old) will have the honour to Play, (by desire, the who could reasonably expect to soar far above its own with inconsistencies.
following FAVOURITE AIRS ; accompanied on the level, or to gain credit by shewing his acquaintance I fear that a little advice would be thrown away Piano, by Mr. BARDSLEY, and on the flute, by Mr. with it. My object was, I avow, to expose the Club' apon my assailant; otherwise I would remind bim MINASI. for its wanton and approvoked attack upon individu- that, whether among Jews or Gentiles, it is rather il merit and useful institutions, and not to acquire for ill-jadged in a person to excite pæblic attention ' when Introduction and Grand March.—Composed and exniyself the fame of literary merit. If I have succeed- he has nothing particular to say.'-I am, Sir,
pressly arranged for the occasion, for piapo-forte ed in that object, I am perfectly indifferent as to hav
April 2nd, 1822.
A CLUBITE. and two flutes-Mr. Minasi, Mr. Bardsley, and ing transgressed against the rules of grammar, or
...... Bardsley. having drawn upon me the censure' of the school mas
Solo Flute.-Master Minasi, the much admired air, ter, or provoked the smiles of the Club.' . It is much
TO CORRESPONDENTS. easier for men to find fault with the composition of
“Ye Banks and Braes," with the favourite Che
rokee air, “Fall-lall-la," with variations, composothers, than to compose with purity themselves and I would, therefore, refer ' the Club' to the words of The Letter of * A Friend,' in reply to the Philosophical
ed expressly for bim ; accompanied on the grand Terence, and advise them to act accordingly, lest
piano, by Mr. Bardsley....
Denwan. Query, and. Observator' on the Lancasterian School, are others should think it worth their notice to direct unavoidably deferred until our next.
“ Rousseau's Dream," an air with variations, for the some attention to the productions that are poured We are under the necessity of apprising our correspondents,
piano-forte, with introduction, by Mr. Bardsley.. forth from the Green Dragou, and examine whether that the controversy respecting 'the Club must termi.
J. B. Cramer. they are fit to be compared with the periodical essays
nate with the letters inserted in the present nuniber.
Solo Flute.-Master Minasi, ihe much admired air,
Speaking generally, we have, for our own parts, no objecof Addison, with which, indeed, the modest member tion to these paper bullets of the brain,' when the firing
“ O Dolce Concento," by Mozart, with variations, of the club, without a nam3, who is now the equally is not kept up too long; and we feel persuaded that even accompanied by Mr. Minasi and Mr. Bardsley. as modest member of the Club,' has thought fit in the contcading parties will acquiesce in the propriety of
J. F. Barrowes and C. Nicholson. the exercise of bis modesty to compare them.—Let
our determination, when they look back and see to what
little purpose they have written.-We can assure them that Solo Flute.—Master Minasi, “Oh! Nanny, wilt thon them reflect
the anthors of the Club' are behind a curtain which, gang wi' me?" and the favourite Hungarian Waliz, Tis hard to say if greater want of skill unless they withdraw it themselves, will conceal them for
with piano and flute accompaniments. Appears in writing or in judging ill :
ever. We shall be glad to hear from some of their oppo. Bit of the two less dangerous is th' offence,
nents and friends on other subjects.-1f'war is their ele. -"' I have lost my love, but I care not," a favourite air, To tire our patience than mislead our sense 4 ment, and they cannot live out of it,' we shall be happy
with introduction, and variations for the pianoSome few in that but numbers err in this, to allow them a reasonable space for every new discussion
forte. M.S. Ten censure wrong for one who writes amiss. they may please to commence.-We give them credit,
Bardsley. however, for being able to produce better things on more Italian Air.-"Sal Margine d'un rin," with an introand then proceed again to censure and criticise as interesting occasions.
duction and variations for the flute, composed exmuch as they please, for the world must be made We wish · Observer would substantiate the charges which pressly for, and dedicated to Master Minasi, by conscius of their own abilities, before they will he has brought against some of our pretended friends," retake their censures or criticism upon trust.-I am specting a breach of confidence. If he declipe doing so,
.... Lacy. he must excuse us if we place the charge to the account of Solo Flute.—Master Minasi, the favourite air, “ YelMarch 22th, 1822. AN OBSERVER
low-hair'd Laddie,” with new introduction and diWe have received P. L.'s Ictter; but as it consists merely of vertimento, composed expressly for, and dedicated TO THE EDITOR. an eulogiom ou ' the Club,' and as we have had a number
to him, accompanied on the piano, by Mr. Bardsof letters to the same purpose, we must decline inserting it.-Since the confession is, in a manner, extorted from
Lacy. Our men in backram shall have blows enough,
ns, we may be allowed to say, that in respect to style and Aud feel they too' are penetrable staff;'
manner, at least, the letters of the Club are, in our opi. This will be the last time of Master Minasi's appearance And though I hope not hence unscathed to go,
nion, entitled to very high praise. They will certainly in Manchester, previous to his departure. Who conquers me, shall find a stabborn foe. loose nothing by a comparison with any imitations of them.
ADMITTANCE, THREE SHILLINGS. The communication of Ms is received. He is certainly The Doors will be open at Six, and the Performance SIR, I had anticipated a reply to my short letter
mistaken in the allusion he makes. We wish he would in favour of the Club. I touched a sore place, and send us the names of the persons he mentions, as we do will commence precisely at Seven in the Evening. was prepared for the consequences. I have, how- not recognize them from the initials. eyer, been disappointed. I did imagine that the party Further communications to acknowledge-Philomathes.-of which Ichneumon seems to be the organ, would
Juvena.-J. S. of Stayley.-- John Swilbrig. -N
MANCHESTER : Printed, Published, and Sold, by
B. B.-T. V.-P. G.-C. M. of Bolton.-Pbilo-Juvenis. have had the talent to do better, or the sense to be
HENRY SMITH AND BROTHERS, St. Ann's T. A. -Saxo-Grammaticns.--Bede the Younger, and Tho. silent mas Welsby of Leicester.
FOR THE IRIS.
are caused by the expansive force of steam, | beyond a doubt, by the extraordinary interest aided by fire; but from what has been before which his pictures excite, not only among t'.
said respecting the decomposition of water, graphically untutored, but the most cultivate VOLCANOES.
steam can have little or no power, as the water tastes. They are not only crowded about in THE opinion of the Philosophical part of the duced into air, therefore steam can have little of charmed recollection and discourse. Like
instead of being converted into vapour is re- the Exhibition-room, but are the after-subjects nomena could never be reconciled, yet, it is agency in these cases. A more modern, and impressions of friendship, they exist in the generally acknowledged that, though their ef that
eruptions are caused by the central fire them are withdrawn from the sight; for with
perhaps a more reasonable theory, supposes mind, after the objects which first produced world, they tend to the well-being, if not the coming in contact with large quantities of out the aid of the Engraver and Painter, we preservation, of the whole. Were it not for have the property of detonating when mixed. our imaginations. They at once become inter
sulphur, nitre, and other substances, which carry away beautiful impressions of them upon these vent holes of the earth, as we may justly That these exist in the earth, combined with woven in the finely-wrought texture of sensicall them, the accumulation of the internal other bodies, none can doubt'; and it is clear bility and thought. The fire of genius burns fire, and consequent dilatation of subterranean from the examples which gunpowder, &c. give us, them at once into our
memories. But the pure bodies, would certainly produce earthquakes that the combination of these bodies with heat, pictorial ore is not without alloy. Mr. MARTIN very frequently, which all must allow are (to is fully sufficient to produce the effects recorded has a correct and elegant eye for the arrangethe world in general) of much worse conse of the eruptions of Etna. In answer to this ment of his architecture, landscape, and figures, quences than volcanoes. Thus, were it possible explanation, however, it may be asked, why do (of a mixture of which his works generally conof the like nature, we should undoubtedly not eruptions happen more frequently, for we sist,) and a strong and imaginative conception subject ourselves to earthquakes, which would may suppose the fire, sulphurous, and bitu- of his subject ; but he wants a proportionate in time break up the shell of our world, and minous rocks to be stationary, and why do power of proper execution, to give that concepdestroy it, at least as a habitable globe.
not the eruptions continue until the whole in- tion all its force. In the language of his art,
Hammable matter is spent. Sone have endeavoured to account for the
he is inferior to his invention. In the latter,
Froin this short view of the theories which he rises above comipon nature into the poetical; immensity of fame and heat which are given have been raised to explain these wonders of in the first
, he is below it. His execution is of water and consequent production of inflam- nature, we see that none of them are satisfac- indeed vigorous ; but it is a mannered vigor. mable air.
There yndoubtedly is in the interior of the bably will be so until our knowledge of elec- represented, for it wants that true exterior of earth, a large space filled with fire and water, for let the true cause be what it may, electricity, ture, which, whether the subject be elevated or
tricity (which is yet in its infancy), advances, objects, that similitude to their surface in nacharcoal, &c. resolves the latter into its con- seems to bear a considerable part, as in a late common, ought to characterise every picture, stituent elements, viz. oxygen or vital air, and eruption of Vesuvius the air was so strongly whatever some esteemed crities, with REY: hydrogen prinflammableair ; whenever this de- electrified that it would charge a Leyden phial NOLD's at their head, may say to the contrary;
when held out of the window. Thus as the ---such a truth of surface as represented the composition takes place it must be in large science of electricity becomes better under- mist,the vegetation, &c. in CLAUDE's pictures ; these gases must be disengaged: oxygen is stood, we shall be more able to judge of the and the flesh, &c. inTitian's, as Nature's own! absorbed by all bodies during combustion, but agent which keeps these extraordinary and -- This true appearance never derogates from hydrogen is itself a combustible body, the awful phenomeņa in a state of activity during the dignity of Nature, but imitates a portion of oxygen is consequently absorbed as soon as it so many centuries, until then we can only ex- her rich and beautiful variety. is produced, and the hydrogen is united with the ercise our imaginations in forming theories,
The picture, however, immediately under our subterranean fire, but from its natural light- which must, like their predecessors in every able quantity of heat, it has a strong tendency observation establish more certain grounds on volcanic luminousness is there not inappropri ness and being now combined with a consider science, sink into nothing, as experiment and observation, is in no small degree an excep
which we may reason,
. to ascend, and at the first vent rushes out in
ately represented by that clear and brittly look, the state of fame, with an inconceivable force,
which is mainly the erroneous surface we have bearing with it stones, earth, and whatever op
been complaining of in this Artist's works. pose its passage, which it sometimes melts,
There has been also a want of more science and forming lava. This theory, however, is liable PICTURE OF THE DESTRUCTION OF an unconstrained air in this painter's figures, to some objections, for the force which is ma- POMPEII AND HERCULANEUM. together with some of that deep but not exnifested at Etna and Vesuvius in throwing
ternally agitated look of grief and despair, stones 40 and 60 miles, cannot well be en
which Poussin, with so observant and various gendered in the mere tendency of the air to
a knowledge of the human figure, physiogascend; and as we are not to suppose a parti- E. ATHERSTONE's Last Days of Herculaneum. nomy, and heart, intermixed among others tion between the fire and the water, why does
of a strenuous character. With a diminished, not this admixture oftener take place?
Whatever variety of opinion exist's as to the and indeed a comparatively small portion of It has been the opinion of others, that erup- kind and degree of Mr. Martin's genius, the these defects, including also the size of the tions and all the phenomena attendant thereon, fact of its being of a very high order is placed picture, which seems to limit the magnificent
“ What thought can reach, What language can express, the agonies, The horrors of that hour !'
and awful nature of the subject, the work is look like the Tartarean regions of punishment | far short of my wishes. In most things too, I
on, assume the shape of Abernethey to admonish
matter from the crater is occasioned by the operation ble likeness of a racking toe, the mere dead
weight of time would turn the balance of my
resolves. I am partial to short ladies. Here
BRIEF OBSERVATIONS UPON BREVITY.XI shall be told, perhaps, that the Greeks in-
clude size in their ideal of beauty; that all Ho
mer's fair ones are “large and comely,” and
“ Brevity,” says Polonius, " is the soul of that Lord Byron has expressed his detestation
A wit,” and twenty men as wise as he have said of “dumpy women.” All this is very true,
« Truth,” says Mr. Stephen but what is it all to me? Women are not
" is the soul of my work, and heroines ; there cannot, as Falstaff says be bet-
: I am the Grand Turk, he shall choose for me.
not like to look up to them. I had rather be
Many excellent things, good reader of six consorted “ with the youngest wren of nine,"
, from whose summit rises feet high, partake of the property which thou than with any daughter of Eve whose morning
stature was taller than my evening shadow.
and dreadful cloud, in which flash the proverbially, brief: would scantily raise the which in all languages are the terms of affec-
whisper soft nonsense in her ear," I
move a resolution; if in walking I would
long Parliament ; when the long - winded her (alas,' I am past my dancing days) I
their glasses, to the long-eard and long suf-storm, at the stern of a three decker. And
artillery; the awful concavity above tering humour of Old Ben; not such glasses falls eternally to 'my share, and no soft look
as whetted the legal acuinen of Black stone, of contradiction averts the omen; candles
“ stand the push of every beardless vain com-
parative." The young Etonian jackanapes
the Cantab pedants would talk of their dupli-
cate ratios ; yea, unbreached urchins, old ale-
res- be building his hopes of preferment on a sandy might prove bappy, but it was certainly very
But of all long things, there are three
a long coach, and a long debate. Bills, it
as much in love with brevity, as if they had
* It is needless to mention that this alludes to a
I am brief myself; brief in stature, brief in pack is called the old bachelor, and the person
* 2 y
proportion as the means of paying them are, children; confinement and the want of fresh
MATHEMATICS. short; and tradesmen do not, like "honorable air are themselves sufficiently painful to them, gentlemen,” move for leave to bring thein in. and they seldom possess the faculty of deriv
Solution of No. 4, by Agnes. But it is not the appalling sum total that I ing amuseinent from inconveniencies. But regard. It is the mizzling insignificant items, all the troubles of our progress were nothing The first equation, by transposition, will become the heart-breaking fractions, the endless sub-to the intolerable stopping. All conversation,
x3 + skie
14y3 divisions of misery, that provoke me. It is as even that of the politicians, ceased instantly. if one were condemned to be blown up with a Sigh answered sigh, and groans were heard in
This, with the addition of
125y3 mass of gunpowder, and at the same time to all the notes of the gamut. The very horses
is evidently the feel the separate explosion of every grain. seemed to sympathize with the feelings of the
cube of .. Few of those pestilential vehicles called long passengers, by various inarticulate sounds ex
. If, therefore, we add to both sides coaches infest our roads at present; but when pressing, not, indeed, impatience to be gone, of this equation
we shall obtain, by evolution, I was a young traveller they were frequent, but uneasiness at staying. It was a hopeless especially on the northern stages. Their ex- condition. Every face was a glass, in which
* = 54; and, hence, = - 2y. ternal semblance was that of a hearse, and one might see the lengthening of one's own.
Let this value of x be substituted in the second their inward accomodations might vie with For the last stage, a dozing silence prevailed, those of a slave-ship. An incontinent vestal which made me almost wish for noise again. given equation, and we shall have, might have rehearsed her living inhumation in Any thing to drown the rumble of the
azy — 2ay 2 --- 3y3 = 0; one of them. They carried ten inside! Au- wheels, and the perpetual and unavailing and by transposition, and division, thors, children, and dandies, were only counted crack of the whip, which was applied unmer
a2 2ay = 3y ; as fractions; and Daniel Lambert himself would cifully, and, as it were, mechanically, with- If to both sides of this equation we add yo, and only have been considered as an unit. Their out the smallest acceleration.
then extract the square root, we shall find a-y= 2y. pace was intolerably slow; their stages long; I am not sure whether these machines have their drivers thirsty'; and ale-houses innumer- not been put down by the legislature. Would Wherefore, y able. It is difficult to conceive what a variety that the same, august body would exercise A solution was received from Amicus. of distress they sometimes contained. I re- their authority upon long speeches as well as member à journey in one of them, I think it on long coaches, and be as careful of the nawas between Lancaster and Manchester, per- tional time as of the bones of his Majesty's lo
Solution of No. 5, by Mathematicus. haps the dullest road in England, which beat comotive subjects. Oh! that the value of bre- Let d be the diameter of the sphere, a= 3.1416, the miseries of human life hollow. It was vity were understood within the walls of St. and h = height of the segment; then, da will repreduring the high fever of trade, and just after Stephen's! I never cast an eye on the close- sent the circumference of the sphere. Now, by menthe summer holidays. I was then a minim, printed colums of a paper, without being trans- saration, the convex superfices of the segment, whose and counted as nobody. Three youths, return-ported by imagination into the Speaker's chair. height is h, will be d a h; again, by a well known ing " unwillingly to school," "with all their I had rather be transported to Botany Bay property of the circle, (d-b) x x 4x=dah consolatory store of half-eaten apples and gin- How anxiously must that model of enforced ah2 = area of the base of the segment, whose gerbread, and with looks that indicated a patience keep watch for some irregularity, and height is h ;-lastly, 4 times the area of a circle woeful neglect of regimen during the vacation, with what joy must he seize the opportunity of whose dianteter is h, is ah2 ; consequently, dah --composed one passenger. The landlady of the crying Order. How sweet to his ears must be ah2 + ah2 dah. Swan Inn, in bulk a Falstaff, and clothed like the sound of his own voice, thus coupled with Prestbury Road,
Q. E. D. the Grave-digger, ditto (bearing a brandy- the sense of authority.
Macclesfield, April 1st, 1822. bottle, which, with most importunate civility, A long debate is, to me, like a long story,
Solutions were received from X. Y.-J. H.--and she proffered to the company, in spite of re- of which I know the conclusion before it is
Gordius. peated and sincere refusals); a consumptive begun. To read or listen to it is as tedigentleman, who supplied his lack of natural ous as to play a game which you are sure
Question No. 7, by Agnes. dimension by a huge box-coat; a sick lady, of losing, or to fight for your life when you
Find the length of a pendulum that will vibrate with her son (who by the way was very dis- know that, in case of defeat or victory, it is agreeably affected by the motion of the car alike forfeited. The catastrophe of every dis- seconds, where a heavy body descends from rest riage), her sister, and a lap-dog ; a strong mi- cussion may be so clearly foreseen, and thevery througb 10.4 feet in a second of time. nisterialist of eighteen stone; and an equally arguments, and also the very metaphors of
Question No. 8, by O. violent, and almost equally bulky, partizan each member, so easily anticipated, that it is of opposition ; neither of these worthies were a cruel oppression to force a man to tread Having given . + 40y – xy2 : 40
the intricate mazes of eloquence, in order to And 48% perfectly sober, and their vociferation was such
2 + 50y - y 545 to find x & y. as to drown every other sound, except the arrive at a point to which a hop, step, and complaints of the sick lady, and the occasional | jump, may carry him. I proposed to speak REPOSITORY OF GENIUS. yelping of the lap-dog ;) a very smart, yet in- briefly of brevity, and lo, I have produced a nocent-looking young woman, who was sadly long discourse upon length. I intended to
An Acrostic, a Solution of Charade No. 2. pestered with the coarse gallantry of a middle-shew that lovely things are brief, and I have
War is allowed by all to be aged manufacturer of cotton; there was also a digressed into an exposition of the unloveli
“A national calamity.” very prim and self-complacent young gentle- ness of lengthiness. Lest I should utterly
R ing, with high and low in common, man, who seemed to value himself much on belie my title, I will even conclude here.
Remains “ a pledge of union.” his acute sense of the disagreeable, and not
I f you would find half a dead sheep, less on a peculiar delicate mode of swearing,
No doubt you'll look for mut-ton cheap. mincing and clipping his oaths till they were
(Guarded by union and peace almost softened into nonsense
The popular Song of ‘Oh the Roast Beef of Old That plenty here may never cease), Such were the intestines : the roof and box England' was set to music by a composer of that pe- Of these three, then, war, ring, and ton, were proportionably loaded. There was some riod, named Leveridge. As he was one day passing N ought can be made but Warrington. little danger of breaking down, and no little a Butcher's Shop, where the owner was employed in
ARION. fear of it. Every jolt produced a scream from scraping his chopping block, he was greeted by the the sick lady, a yelp from the lap-dog, an oath sound of God bless you, Master Leveridot God Charade, No. 12, ascribed to the celebrated from the young gentleman, and a nauseous jest, from whom hie perceived it came, he thanked him for
Porson. or a vulgar proffer of service to the females, his benediction, but said he was wholly ignorant bow My first, though your house, nay your life, be defends, from the cotton-manufacturer. Against this he deserved it. God bless you, Master Leveridge,' You ungratefully name like the wretch you despise, chaos of discords we had to balance the mo
the man repeated, 'You have given us a fine song upon My second, (I speak it with grief) comprehends mentary interruption of the political jangle, the Roast Beef of Old England, it goes off rarely; All the good, and the fair, and the learned, and the and a shriek in exchange for the customary but, Master Leveridge, could'nt you be so good as wise, groans of the landlady's.
give us acotber upon boil'd beef, for that sticks on of my whole, I bave little or nothing to say, Scenes of this kind are very distressing to hand confoundedly.'
Except that it tells the departure of day.
TOM THUMB THE GREAT.