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"Ts lawful to exercise that power ut mihi inforinis, sic tibi magnifica est : Scientific Records. Heaven has conferred upon me; which that you,
habui equos, viros, arma, opes ; quid mirum Rebels and traitors to the power of Rome,
si hæc invitus amisi." Mason has likewise [Comprehending Notices of new Discoveries or Improve. Should not with all extremities undergo,
ments in Science or Art; including, occasionally, sin. What can you urge to qualify your crimes, the same sentiment in these spirited lines :
gular Medical Cases; Astronomical, Mechanical, Or mitigate my anger ?
Philosophical, Botanical, Meteorological, and Mine
Soldier, I had arms, ralogical Phenomena, or singular Facts in Natural K.of Epire. We are now Had neighing steeds to whirl my iron cars,
History; Vegetation, &c. ; Antiquities, &c; to be * Slaves to power, that yesterday were kings,
continued in a Series through the Volume.] Had wealth, dominions: dost thou wonder, Roman, And bad command o'er others; we confess
I fought to save them? Our grandsires paid yours tribute, yet left us,
BRITISH STEAM BOATS.
The Emperor next desires his daughter
STEAM-PACKETS TO THE HEBRIDESAND NORTH. Not only to defend what is your own,
WEST OF SCOTLAND.-The great facilities now afa But to enlarge your empire (though our fortune
choice falls upon Antoninus. But, his af- forded for visiting many parts of this country, by means Deries that happiness,) who can accuse
fections being already Dorothea's, he first nue to be everywhere on the increase. At present, it The famish'd mouth, if it attempt to feed ?
attempts to evade her proposals; but over- must afford much satisfaction to all interested in the 07, such, whose fetters eat into their freedoms,
northern parts of our island, to learn that a communi. come with fear of the consequences of re-cation is now to be opened, by this admirable invention, If they desire to shake them off?
fusing the daughter of an Emperor, he at to many parts of the Highlands, which were lately, and I. of Pontus. We stand
last, with 'seeming pleasure, consents to intended that a Steam-boat shall begin to ply from the The last examples, to prove how uncertain
Clyde to the Lewes, through the Criman Canal and marry her. The whole of this scene is re- Sound of Mull—to call at fobermory-from thence to All human happiness is ; and are prepared To endure the worst.
plete with the most beautiful poetry: I can- the sound of Skye call at Isle-Orsay, Lochalsh, Castle. K. of Macedon. That spoke, which now is highest not, therefore, refrain from laying a few Steam-boat Highland Chieftain, has already gone as far
as the Sound of Skye on this route, for a trial, and per. In fortune's wheel, must, when she turns it next, morceaux before the reader :
formed the passage in the remarkably short space of 95 Decline as low as we are. This, consider'd,
hours, from Glasgow-a distance of 235 miles; not withTaught the Egyptian Hercules, Sesostris,
Artem. I am no object to divert your eye standing she had to stem the currents which run so vioThat had his chariot drawn by captive Kings,
From the beholding.
lently in the sounds of Skye and Mull. She returned
in nearly the same time, and encountered, with great To free them from that slavery ;-but to hope
Antonin. Rather a bright sun,
intrepidity, very severe weather. The track now propo Such mercy from a Roman, were mere madness :
Too glorious for him to gase upon,
sed that this Steam-boat shall run, will be highly gratiWe are familiar with what cruelty
fying, in the summer months for an excursion.
That took not first flight from the cagle's aeric.
And with that reverence, Lady, I behold you, Exempted from her tyranny ; scepter'd princes
The celebrated French chemist Mr. Gay-Lussac, is And shall do ever. Xept in their common dungeons, and their children
stated to have made a very valuable discovery of a means
to render the most inflammable substances combustiblo In scorn train'd up in base mechanic arts
After a few such evasions, he thus em- without fame and without fire. These bodies are conFor public bondmen. In the catalogue braces her offer.
sumed without properly catching fire; or, in other words, Of those unfortunates, we expect to have
without feeding or propagating the fire. Muslin, pre. Our names remember'd.
pared after the
process of the inventor, has been exposed Anton. The tender of
to the flames, and was consumed without producing even My life, my service, or, since you vouchsafe it, a spark. This discovery, though now first publicly allThe answer of Dioclesian is finely exMy love, my heart, my all; and pardon me,
nounced, is said not to be of recent date. pressed, and prepossesses us much in his Pardon, dread Princess, that I made some scruple
Organic Remains.-Extract of a letter from Dr. Tyto favour.
To leave a valley of security,
ler, dated the 9th of March, published in a Calcutta To mount up to the hill of Majesty,
!_“I forgot whether I mentioned to you that Diocles. In all growing empires, On which the nearer Jove, the nearer lightning.
in my late expedition to Kallingur, I picked up a fosail Eren cruelty is useful; some must suffer,
What knew I but your grace made trial of me;
oyster shell on the summit of a high hill above the vil.
lage of Bheeamow; strange to say, this organic remain And be set up examples to strike terror
Durst I presume to embrace, where but to touch was in union with granite and basalt rocks. Along In others, though far off: but, when a state
With an unmanner'd hand, was death? The fox, with many other circumstances this proves that these Is raised to her perfection, and her bases
When he saw first the forest's king, the lion,
hills were formerly all under water. In the bed of Too firm to shrink, or yield, we may use mercy, Was almost dead with fear; the second view
river near Russur, I also found the fossil remain of the
first joint of a human finger. It is evidently the first And do't with safety : but to whom ? not cowards,
Only a little daunted him; the third
phalanx of a finger, and I think the first finger of the Nor such whose business shames the conqueror, He durst Balute him boldly; pray you, apply this ;
right hand, but it is more than twice the size of the And robs him of his victory, as weak Perseus
And you shall find a little time will teach me
joint of an ordinary man; ergo, the person it belonged
to must at least have been twelve feet high. These two Did great Amilius. Know, therefore, Kings
To look with more familiar eyes upon you,
singular curiosities will shortly be despatehed to the of Epire, Pontus, and of Macedon,
Than duty yet allows me.
Asiatic Society.”—Cal. Gov. Gaz. March 23.
strikThat they are noble enemies : such I found you,
ing and beautiful image, which it would be On the island of Lewchew, says Mr. M'Leod, to Before I made you mine ; and, since you were so, You have not lost the courages of princes, difficult often to match in any poet ancient found a remarkable production about the size of a
cherry tree, bearing flowers, which, alternately, on the Although the fortune. Had you borne yourselves or modern. But how inferior to this sub- same day, assume the tint of the rose or lilly, as they
are exposed to sunshine or the shade. The bark of Dejectedly, and base, no slavery lime one of Shakspeare:
this tree is of a dark green, and the flowers bear a reHad been too easy for you : but such is
semblance to our common roses. Some of our party, The power of noble valour, that we love it
When the searching eye of heaven is hid whose powers of vision were strong, (assisted by
vigorous imaginations) fancied that, by attentive watch
Behind the globe, and lights the lower world, Even in our enemies, and, taken with it,
ing, the change of bue, from white to red, under the
Then thieves and robbers range abroad unseen, Desire to make them friends, as I will you.
influence of the solar ray, was actually preceptible to In murders, and in outrage bloody here;
the eye : that, however, they altered their colour in The lines marked in italics bear a strike
But when from under this terrestrial ball,
the course of a few hours, was very obvious. ing resemblance to that noble speech in He fires the proud tops of the eastern pines,
Remedy for the Disease at present prevalent amon
And darts his light through every guilty hole; Tacitus, of the captive Caractacus, to the
Swine.-Soot, gunpowder, brimstone, and salt, equ Then murders, treasons, and detected sins,
parts. Dose: a table spoonful, with as much water Emperor Claudius : “ Præsens sors mea,
Stand bare and naked, trembling at themselves.
will wash it down.
A CHANGEABLE FLOWER.
wimmin THE CHARACTER OF AN HONEST MAN,
Nor High Church, nor Low Church, nor Tory, nor
Whig; Nor flutt'ring young Coxcomb, nor formal old Prig; I can laugh at a Jest, if not told out of time, And excuse a Mistake, but not flatter a Crime ; Vnbiassed I view things around as they pass, Nor squint at the Great through a blackening glass : The faults of my friends I'd scorn to expose; And detest private scandal, tho' cast on my foes ; I put none to the Blush upon any pretence, For Immodesty shocks both good manners and sense: No one's Person I hate, though their conduct I blame, I can censure a crime, withou: naming a name. To amend, not expose, is the turn of my mind, For reproof must be lost, if il-nature be join'd; When Merit appears, if in rags, I respect it, And will plead Virtue's cause, though the world should
reject it. Cool Reason I bow to wherever 'tis found, And rejoice when true Learning with honour is crown'd. No Party I serve-in no quarrel I joinNor damn the opinion that differs from mine. No Corruption I screen, tho'nı Treason I sing. I'm a Friend to my Country, yet true to my King.
The point clear'd up of what's to pay,
Well pleas'd to see him take the bait,
Th' impatient farmer hails the clown,
Nay, master! master! what d'ye think? “The pig (or I'm a stupid log). “ Is chang'd into a puppy dog." “ A dog ?". Nay, since my word you doubt, “ See here; I'll fairly turn him out. No sooner was the sack unlied, Than a loud grunt his word belied: “ Death !" cries the farmer," tell me whence “ Proceeds this daring insolence ? “Make haste, you blunderer, take it back, “Or from my service you shall pack!". The clown,
of patient soul and blood, Awhile in silent wonder stood; Then briefly cried, with phiz demure, “Yon lawyer is a witch for sure! “ How hoarse his voice ! his face how grim! "What's pig with us, is dog with him : “ Heaven shield my future days from evil ! “ For, as I live, I've seen the devil."
Tainted art thou, inconstant, cruel maid,
For thou art faithless to my ardent breast, And all thy charms, in my esteem, are laid
In shades of darkness, lovely, but unbless'd. So think not, fair one, that a single tear
Shall dim the eye that fondly gazed on thee; Nor vainly think the world shall ever hear
A tender sigh, where'er I chance to be. No! rather would I from the poison'd bowl
Drink deep, than sorrow for a faithless fair; Rather I'd plunge my unrepented soul,
In the wide ocean of perpetual care. Farewell! I feel; but oh! I must not love,
For all ingratitude art thou to me; I may remember, but the scene above Alone can show me true felicity.
COADE LAMBETH. Liverpool.
“ I am but a gatherer and disposer of other enca's stuf."
TO THE EDITOR.
THE PIG IN A POKE;
OR, THE DOUBLE METAMORPHOSIS.
(From the London Magazine.)
SIR,—The subject of the extract which actele pauies this, (taken from the “ Leamington Caride, 7 may, perhaps, proye acceptable 10 many of yoprrado ers, as it is believed ibat “ Kenilworth Casile," shortly to come out in the form of a novel, from the pen of the admired writer of the works of this de scriptiun, imputed to Sir Walter Scott.
A SUBSCRIBER, XXIIL Liverpool, 5th Dec. 1820,
The maid I shall love must be free from disguise ;
CURIOUS ACCOUNT OF KENILWORTH CASTLE Now in Ruins, situated five miles from Coventry, trid
the same distance from Warwick.
ON SEEING A LADY PAINT A ROSE ON THE TORE.
GROUND OF A BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE.
A farmer's lease contain'd a flaw;
One morn he calls his clown in chief,
A half-way house convenient stood, Where host was kind, and all was good : In steps the clown, and calls to Cecil, “ A quart of stout, to wet my whistle !” Eas'd of his load, he takes a chair, And quaffs oblivion to all care.
Three artful wags accost the clown, And ask his errand up to Town. With potent ale his beart grown warm, Which, drunk or sober, meant no harm, He told them plainly whence he came; His
master, and the lawyer's name; And, ere the circling mug was drain'd, Show'd what the prostrate sack contain'd. Whilst two the witless clown amuse, With merry tales and mournful news, A third removes the sack unseen, And soon sets free the guest within : But, lest our clown the trick should trace, A well-fed cur supplies the place.
Pure as the dawn the landscape glows
As Lydia's mimic pencil fies; Graceful each rural beauty grows, The forests rise, the river glows,
And swelling mountains reach the skies, Combining all their modest hues,
The silv'ry shadows clothe the glade, While light with heavenly blue imbues
The rose-with all its charms display'd,
She drcams not 'tis herself portray'd; For genius with its ray divine,
Illumes her eye and fires her breast, Where all the fond affections shine, Where all the graces there combine To make the portrait glow, in virtue's colours dress'do
LINES To the Village of Kenilworth, by the Poet Lagos
which he styles, “ Assemblage sweet, of social and serene ! But chiefly two fair streets in adverse row, Their lengthened front extend, reflecting each Beauty on each reciprocal. Between A verdant valley, slop'd from either side, Forms the mid space, where gently gliding flows A crystal stream,
beneath the mouldering base Of an old Abbey's venerable walls. Still further in the vale, her castle lifts Its stately tow'rs and tottering battlements, Dress'd with the rampant iry's uncheck: growth
Kenilworth is supposed to derive its name from som ancient possessor, a Kenil, the syllable "worthe" siga.
fying a dwelling-place. Before the Conquest, it belonged to the crown, but in the reign of Henry I. it was given
Biographical Notices. uninterrupted state of good health till his to Geoffery de Clinton, to whom it was under great ob
last illness. He had a very extraordinary ligation, he having been the builder of its priory and THE LATE AUTHOR OF MOORE'S genius for astronomy, which he cultivated castle . The manor of the castle is the inheritance of the
ALMANACK. Earls of Clarendon. Geoffery de Clinton (according to
through life; for more than 40 years he was Ordericus Vitalis) was of mean parentage, and owed bis rise entirely to the extraordinary talents he possessed, The late Henry Andrews, of Royston, a computer of the Nautical Ephemeris,* and the profuse favour of being sovereign by hom be the celebrated calculator, was born at Fries and compiler of Moore's Almanack, pubLord Chief Justice of England. Geoffery, following ton, near Grantham, in Lincolnshire, of lished by the Stationers' Company for the ginal structure of this far-famed pile,” in which, says poor parents. At the age of
years he same period. He was greatly esteemed Budale, he much delighted, by reason of its spacious would frequently stand in his shirt, looking for his integrity, talents, and modesty, by them." Geoffery also founded the Monastery of Black at the moon out of the chamber window, at every scientific man who was personally produsely endowed by him and his posterity, and midnight; and when about 10 years of age, acquainted with him, or with whom he had became one of the richest in the kingdom. In the he used to fix a table on Frieston Green, in been connected, particularly by the late Asdelivery. In the twenty-fourth year of this reign, thereon to view the stars. m, and justices were twice appointed to the gaol. clear frosty nights, and set a telescope tronomer Royal (Dr. Maskelyne) who va
Soon after, he lued him much, and who, in relation to the with paintings: handsome seats were made for the King, would sit for weeks together by the fire-side, Nautical Ephemeris
, was in constant corresappointed Governor of this castle, for the King, by with a table spread full of books, making pondence with him for nearly half a century: Letters patent; and, in 1254, Simon Montford and Elea- astronomical calculations. At a suitable age
and also by Dr. Charles Hutton, under Simon much strengthened and enlarged the castle, bui he was sent from home to earn his living, whose superintendence he made the as. afterwards ungratefully joining the Barons in their re and the first situation he filled was at Slea. tronomical calculations of the Stationers' into Governor, and constituted it the strong hold of the ford, as a servant to a shopkeeper : after this
Almanacks. Insurgent nobles. But he was soon rewarded for his reachery, for in the battle of Evesham, August, 1265, he went to Lincoln, to wait upon a lady, Since he ceased, from increase of age, to be the calbere he commanded the rebel troops against the royal and during this servitude used, on every op home and abroad,
culator of the ephemeris, it has fallen into discredit at bres, he and his son Henry were both killed, and his Foungest son, Simon, only escaped by taking shelter portunity to make weather-glasses and + The sale of Moore's Almanack, in his hands, rose to Foung and daring rebel, for some months committed veather-houses. His last situation of this got above L25 for his labours! This prodigious circude sort of excesses ; he and his associates became re kind was in the service of J. Verinum, Esq; the worthy calculator was required to fill it, and with
lation arose from the astrological predictions with which mular banditti, and were in the frequent habit of making sallies from the castle, in which they plun- and his master, finding him so intent on which it is allowed to be filled, though printed for a pubJared and maltreated every one that fell in their study, allowed him two or three hours every Place, by the Archbishop of Canterbury!. Andrews
lic company, and revised and sanctioned at Lambeth would not assist them, and rioting squandering, day for that purpose. On the 1st of April, himself laughed as much at his own predictions, and hat they were umially styled the Robber Knights. 1764, he went to Aswerby Hall, the seat but the circulation of the Almanacks depended on their their outrageous conduct so provoked the aged. Henry, of Sir Christopher Whitchcote, to view the insertion, and he was expected to supply them, or lose tron, suddenly entering the town and appearing before great eclipse of the sun, which was visible lem, and followed his books and the stars, which indicted hen, that he, dastard like, withdrew to France, and leti on that day, where a number of ladies and came true, it satisfied he superstition, folly, and credu. the castle under the government of Henry de Hastings, gentlemen had assembled for that purpose ; who were his readers, and who, in spite of education and
lity of the dupes of dreams, omens, signs, and prophecies, month's siege with such resolution, that the King's forces and as he had previously calculated a type philosophy, still constitute a majority of this great nation, were obliged to turn it into a blockade.
of this eclipse, he presented the same to the In the seventh year of Edward I. 1286, a chivalric peting was held in this castle, at the instigation of company, showing the manner of its appearRoger Mortimer, Earl of March, consisting of one ance in a dark room upon a board, and
ECCENTRIC CHARACTER. fundred Knights, English and foreign, of distinction,
(Inserted at the request of a Correspondent.) ed the same number of ladies; this meeting creat: after it was over, they unanimously declard a great bustle at the time and was numerously ed that his calculations came nearer the small village near Romford, in Esser, (hetetofore ho
There is, at present, residing at Havering Bower, a attended by persons from all parts; the Knights exercised themselves by tournaments in the tile, yard, truth than any given in the Almanacks. A
noured by the residence of Edward the Confessor, and
other royal personages,) in a thatched cottage, which laucing. As it was a professed revival of the festival of short time after this period he opened a formerly might have been neat and respectable, its preherved; they styled themselves the Society of the school at Bassingthorpe, near Grantham, man, aged about sixty, named Elizabeth commonly Beand Table, and were seated at one, in order to avoid and afterwards engaged as an usher in a called Betty) Ball. She is known, and talked about,
said, were first worn in England; it began on the eve clergyman's boarding-school, at Stilton. woman,” from her keeping several of these animals, fast. Matthew and continued till the festival of St. Mic. He then settled in Cambridge, where he se prese fier, berseocla comists her ab canta sexen
, of eight Lancaster, leaving only two daughters, the castle fell, purposed to reside, in the expectation that some poultry She is of a respectable family, and has og her marriage to John of Gaunt, afterwards created he might derive some advantage in prosecu- have frequently endeavoured to induce her to leave her reign of the ill-fated Richard the Second, began the ting his studies, from the men of science cotage (which is her own, with a piece of ground structure of most of the buildings now remaining, which in the university; but the noise and bustle is of low stature, and bowed still lower by age and
inwere called after him, and still retain the incomeheard of the town not being agreeable to him, he filem ty scooping wory phuch, and having a bõnip upon cond is supposed to have lodged with his Court at the left Cambridge, and came to reside at she does sometimes, to purchase hay for her horse, have been fought between Henry Duke of Hereford, Royston, where he opened a school at the to harness and put ber nag into the cart, and she is no afterwards Henry the Fourth, and the Duke of Norfolk: age of 23 years, and at this place continued, sooner in (indeed frequently not in) than he sets off, taken by the adherents to the White and Red Rose, till, as schoolmaster and bookseller, until the the place where she is going, which he knows as well her favourite, kobert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, who day of his death, which happened, after a which she receives, I believe, as sbe wants it, which #pared no cost in beautifying it.
short illness, on the 26th of January, 1820, must be very little, and seldom indeed, at the RomXXIII.
K. A. R. at the age of 76 years, having enjoyed an rooms, two on the ground floor, and two upstairs.
CATTLE OF THE HEBRIDES.
The latter are now never entered, being fastened up | Fields of Elysium, nor to the Shades of Tartarus, as unsafe, from their decayed state, caused by filth and but to the
Miscellanics. neglect; the goats, &c. having had free admission, and no scouring brush or duster ever following their sceps.
“Realms of everlasting bliss ?" The furniture, what there is, is falling fast to pieces; and who has succeeded in painting, in such vivid and it is only by standing still and untouched, that what is whole remains so. The furniture of her per. colours, those
At the western extremity of the island of Lise son is, if possible, worse. It consists chiefly of an
more are some rocks separated at low water, where old gown, wbich the poorest beggar would not pick
Regions of sorrow, doleful shades, where peace the cattle may be daily observed resorting: quit.
And rest can never dwell ; Hope never comes ;" from a dong-hill; wrapping, occasionally, when she
ting the fertile pastures to feed on sea-weed. I goes out or sleeps, an old dirty blanket or counterpane to the reign of “ Chaos and uld Night;" to this iu- has erroneously been supposed, that this practie, about her. She is not often seen, for, when she goes foot world; and, in short, through the boundless as well as the eating of fish, was the result of her out, she sits down at the bottom of her cart, and foot space of the universe !
ger. It appears, on the contrary, to be the effect passengers can only see her head, her grey hair turned up in front, and a handkerchief corresponding with for their lively representations of the future siate; which they attend to the diurnal variations of the
If the poets of antiquity deserve so much credit of choice in cattle as well as in sheep that there
once found access to this diet. The accuracy with the rest of her dress, tied over it. Of the two lower how much more should Milton meet with, who tide is very remarkable; calculating the times of rooms, one is filled with firewood, upon which the poultry roost; the other is her " kitchen, and parlour, portrays angels of the most celestial purity, and the ebb with such nicety, that they are seldom mig. and every thing," for, in it, eat, drink, and sleep, the devils, the bideousness of whose forms is only ex. taken even when the have some miles to walk whole household, the feathered part excepted in the ceeded by the malignity of their minds; who seem the beach. In the same way they always secure that last particular. The only things that I can hear of in indeed, in the agonies of despair, well fitted to
retreat from these chosen spots in such a manter u this room (for I have not seen it) are, a small hanging
never to be surprised and drowned by the returning
“ Rend up both rocks and hills, and ride the air in tide. With respect to fish, it is equally certain the shelf, suspended from the ceiling, on which are depo
whirlwind; sited such little things as she may wish to keep from
they often prefer it to their best pastures. It is not last
And, in the horrors of despair, to exasperate the goats, a stool, and a rail round the fire-place.
remarkable that the horses of Shetland eat fish free Some time since she was taken very ill. Not being
The Almighty Victor to spend all his rage, choice, and that the dogs brought up on those skres seen for several days, it was feared something was the
If that may end them."
continue to prefer it to all other diet, even afte o kong matter with her, and the door was forced open, when and the angels, with which he has peopled the ce- well known in Canada.Macculloch s descriptia ty ika
absence. The feeding of cattle with fish is a prette she was found in a dying state, being unable to move. lestial world, appear indeed to be Those who entered were obliged to do so upon their
Western Islands of Scotland. hands and knees; the never-removed straw for her own
“ Natives of heaven, bed, and that of her horse, sheep and goats, having
for other place, accumulated about half-way up the door-way, and was
None can than heaven such glorious shapes contain." the same beight every where else. She was taken to And after reading his sublime description of the in a late engagement, the Tartars were ordered to me
In order to act effectually against several mountaineer, the poor. house, where, after a short time, by proper world's creation, (which is, however, but a paravance, each carrying a bundle of thorns to enable that ten large loads of dung were taken out of her room, phrase of the account given by Moses) of the power to ward off the arrows and stones which were throwz which was found so good, that a gentleman gave ten of HJM who bad only to say,
them. When they had advanced within a gunsho o guineas for it! A guinea a load !!! When she became
“ Thus far extend; thus far thy bound;
the enemy, they were ordered to fall back on their first convalescent, they tried again, thinking it a favourable
This be thy just circumference, O world !"
position. This manœuvre was repeated for six saepe opportunity to induce her to alter her mode of living.
sive days, when the mountaineers having exhausted their She appeared to acquiesce, but said she must first go and immediately
stock of arrows and stones, fell an easy prey to the Tus. and see her goats. She went; and there they were
tars. When the latter attack a town, they are artists obliged to leave her, for she would not leave them.
“ Earth, self-balanc'd, on her centre hung,"
ed to seize the inhabitants of the adjacent placas
, at While clearing out the dung, a once handsome eight- one cannot but smile at the complicated machinery make them march before them to the walls of the wr. day clock, apparently
whole, (though no doubt was Virgil makes use of (Sec 1st Æneid) to get up a Every horseman appropriates to himself ten village, touched, crumbled all to pieces, being complelely rot caused Manfred so much trouble to roose, is horri The peasantry are employed night and day in this liter entertained of its being much out
of order) upon being Storm; wbich, however, like the spirits which it whom he despatches to procure provisions and fuel.com ten. She keeps a fire continually burning, and sleeps ble enough: his demigods, and even “ pater omni- Those who work slowly, or do not procure by the side of it
, huddled up in a lump, or, if extended potens” Jove himself, are absolutely (even por quantities of provisions, are massacred. Whether wben putting a piece of bread, &c. on her saving-shelf, I trayed by Virgil) contemptible, when compared with is taken, all the inhabitants, old and young
, nike and standing on the stool, in order to be able to reach the aw grand description given by our Milton, of poor, who oppose the victorious party, are slangtered it, some of the goats will run against her, and knock HIM who spuke, and it was done ; uho commanded, without mercy. From the Pekin Gazette, Marchs, her down. “Don't you,” she says, “ don't you do so." and it stood fast.
1817. At her they come again, sometimes; still she only says The description of Adam and Eve is in his hap“ don't you,” and puts them away with her hands. piest manner, and will lose nothing by a comparison jun. of Mansfield, cut, in his nursery, upwards or ser
Remarkable Fact.-On Friday se'nnight, Mr. Arat, HENRICUS. with the finest passages of Virgil:
hundred heads of asparagus, in full perfection, a “ Two of far nobler shape, erect and tall,
which had grown in the open ground.
Godlike erect; in native honour clad,
A snake, three quarters of a yard in length, es
covered, a few days since, to issue from crevice in. [Written for the Kaleidoscope.) The image of their glorious Maker shone."
Aoor of the Three Mariners Inn, in Taunton, and a
tend itself before the fire, where it was killed. No. II.
“Oh! innocence, deserving Paradise, if ever, then,
Then had the Sons of God excuse to have been
The following is a literal copy of the direction of so
letter which is now lying in the post office, Maldii The Paradise Lost of this author, abounding has produced nothing equal;) well might Satan, And well might Satan (a character to which Virgil
to Owen hughs on the lift hand side hart Street epernika with the most daring flights of fancy, and the most
Mrs: Salts house if she is removed for Mrs. Satu
Send it to him beautiful imagery, has long possessed deserved po- upon the first sight of this happy pair, exclaim, pularity; and whea we for a moment recollect, that “ Sight hateful! sight tormenting!" it was the production of a man deprived of sight, It has been objected, however, that Milton has
HISTORICAL CURIOSITY. and bowed down under the pressure of old age; in acted absurdly in making Satan and his host acwant and poverty; our admiration of the poem is quainted with the invention of cannon, long before country girl came to London in search of place,
During the troubles in the reign of Charles .! couverted into respect for the author. The bold they were known. But is it not absurd to tie the servant maid; but not succeeding, she applied berec and vigorous manner in which Milton executed this poet down, hy refusing to let him place in the hands to carrying out beer from a brewhouse, and was att book, under so many and great difficulties, is, in- of such combatants such weapons, merely because of those called tubwomen. The brewer observice! deed, a striking proof that the mind of man is nei- they were not known to man! Although it is far well looking girl in this low occupation, cook ber ichi ther necessarily
connected with, nor dependant upon, from probable that such weapons were either used family as a servant, and after a while married her; txt the body, either for existence or animation. or wanted, in a battle of spirits. In short, whether he died while she was yet a young woman, and Inf
Milton has, however, frequently suffered by com- we regard the sublimity of the subject, the fervor her a large fortune. The business of the brewery wa parison with the classic poets of antiquity; and and talents of the poet, the beauty and purity of his Mr. Hyde, as a gentleman of skill in law, to set le test some have altogether condemned tbis' unparalleled images, the elegance of his diction, or the boldness
Hyde (who was afterwards the poem, as absurd and contemptible. If Virgil, how- and enthusiasm of his style, we feel convinced, that, Earl of Clarendon) finding ihe widow's fostane ce? ever, deserved so much applause for successfully if some have been found to excel
, there are but few considerable, married her.or this marriage these painting the beroes, deities, and demons of the Ro- productions that ever equaled Milton's Paradise was no orber issue than a daughter, who was also man Mythology, how much more is due to the man Lost.
M. wards the wife
of James the Il. and mother of May who undertook to convey his readers, not to the Liverpool, December, 1820.
and Anne, Queens of England.
THE FINE ARTS OF ST. GILES'S. Perhaps some of your intelligent correspondents may shall judge proper to be appropriated to the purpose of
be able to give ihe public some information on a building slaughtering houses thereon ; and that all and The following whimsical article is upon a subject subject wbich, triAng as it may appear, is in no every person or persons, bodies politic or corporate, Ich wbich we seldom presume to meddle, as it does slight degree connected with the science of the growth whether Lay or Ecclesiastical, and all other persons what
soever, under what disabilities soever they or any of them
aud direction of the human mind. to our notion, fall within either the utile,” or the
shall be, shall have full power and authority to contract
and agree with the said Common Council for the sale, to dulci," which form the motto of the Kaleidoscope.
them, of such land or ground, and to convey and as. Tåere is, however, occasionally in these annals of the " At a large Room, in the New Street, Ashton, Friday sure the same unto the Mayor, Bailiffs, and Burgesses of Fancy, "cit bits," as the following is styled, which may
Evening, June 30th, 1797, will be presented a favour- Liverpool aforesaid, and their successors, for ever; and
ite Comedy, called amuse our readers, and we select the following from
that the said Mayor, Bailiffs, and Burgesses shall have THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL.
the power of selling and letting the same land and the recent London prints, for their edification.
Sir Peter Teazle, Mr. Hillyard; Joseph Surface, Mr. ground, and all other lands or grounds whereof they are
Hillyard, jun. Sir Benjamin Backbite, Master Hillyard; now scised, or any part thereof for the sole purpose of TIT-BITS FOR THE FANCY.
Trip, Master T. Hillyard; and Charge, Miss Hillyard. erecting thereon buildings for the killing and dressing
Lady Teazle, Miss P. Hillyard; Lady Sneerwell, Mrs. of beasts; or shall have the power of erecting such Di (the table-lifter) who can take from the ground Hillyard. End of the Play, a song by Mr. Hillyard. buildings, or any of them, at their own option, and of To which will be added, a Parce, called
demising or selling the same, for the said purpose; and a mbogany cable, on which fourteen persons may dine, with his teeth, and shake it with his mouth like
that then, and from thenceforth, no beast or cattle shall
be killed or dressed elsewhere in the said town, save in a roll; also twist a pair of cougs round a man's neck,
OR, A WIFE AT HER WIT'S END.
the same buildings, under pain that each person offend. by way of a Deckcloth, in a cwinkling ; and break a
Sir Peter Pride, Mr. Hillyard, jun. Mr. Lovemore, ing, contrary to this act, shall forfeit and pay the sum Large kitchen poker across his armi with the utmost Master Hillyard; Clodpole, Mr. Hillyard; Mrs. Brittle, of twenty shillings for each and every offence. sang froid, a few evenings since, after taking a drain Miss P. Hillyard; Damaris, Miss Hillyard; Lady or two of cordial, fancied he could serve out the Bir. Pride, Mrs. Hillyard. To begin at eight o'clock, ad. wingham Youth in quick time, and a purse of £5 was mittance 1s. children 6d.”
TO THE EDITOR. instantly collected by the Swells to make it more sweet. 1. It turned out a prime job for Samson, who, in the
course of eigbe minutes, occupying six rounds, put the - guilt so completely on Di, that he could not come to the
SIR, I am an elderly young lady, as a certain
TO THE EDITOR. scratch. Samson made quite a picture of hin—indeed
Freuch author delicately expresses it-d'un certain it was an old friend in the fancy with a new face. Di
age; that is to say, appertaining to forty; a period, showed good garne ; but his friends advised him, at SIR,- Public speakers and others, when wisting wbich, in those good times I have heard my mamma the end of the 5th round, when time was called, to give to impress their hearers with the ini portance of the comment upon, was considered the going out season in, as he had not a shadow of a chance. Samson, how. subject upon wbich they are speaking, say " it is of for timid girls; but io tbese degenerate days, when ever, very, liberally told Di to take his own time. Af the first importance."' Others, when wishing to infaucy is called youth, and virgin maturity old age, Jer one minute and a half bad elapsed, Di again show- make the same impression, say “it is of the last is fairly shoved forward half a century in the foreed fight, when Samson gave him such a receipt in full; importance.” Now, Sir, could you or any of your ground of society. Though, through the bad taste shat poor Di was in a trance for a few seconds, and correspondents inform me which phrace is proper, you aod Vandalism of the past generation of beaux, I am guite forgot all about the cable and pokers: Samson would confer an obligation of the greatest import- constrained to wear the yellow wreath of celibacy, bad not a scratch; and made Di a present of ten bob to get something to wash bis mug - Josh. Hudson, who ance on
still my heart, unchanged by the progress of years, so lately disposed of the Swell in such a swellish man- Liverpool, Dec. 21.
retaius so much of its wonted spuisibility, that were ger, and who, in consequence, had been making “ too
it oot for the useful effects resulting from the invenever since, the other eveniug, when almost as
tion of sal volatile and Hungary water, I am sure I groggy as a sailor three sheets in the wind, being in
TO THE EDITOR.
should suffer as much as Cecilia during her Billipscompany with Turner, Shelton, Martin, and Purcell,
gate altercation with the hackoey-coachman, or poor Josh. talked of milling the whole kit, Shelton, &c. at which they only smiled in the most perfect good
Sir,--In passing through the different streets of this little Eugenia when she tumbled off the see-saw, and kumour. Josh. however, would not be denied-light town during the last three or four wet days, I was surprised to bruke her leg—by the way, a very upberoine-like he would, observing, at the same time, that he could find many of the causeways unpaved; but one in particular 1 event! beat both the Nonpareils ! Turner declared over and will point out, and that is opposite a timber yard in Scotland-road, From the above duetto of elegant similies, you bver again, he had much rather not fight; but Ned which, in wet weather is almost impassable (especially for the may nearly anticipate what my pen basteos to tell was compelled to take a turn. The action immediately ladies) without having to cross over the street to the other side you; namely, that I am a most ardent and sincere commenced. The science of l'urner was fine and of the way. Now, as the expense would be very tufling. I should admirer of that species of study vulgarly deuomisiettive; and in two instances, where he might have wish our worthy chief magistrate to cause the sime to be done nated romance reading ; indeed, to such a degree panished Josh. in a severe manner, he tapped him on forthwith which will oblige many of the inhabitants in Scotland. that I always sleep with the “ One-banded Monk" tae shoulder, and said, “ Josh. I won't hit you.” road, as well as
A DAILY PASSER BY. There was no closing. Josh. went down beavily seve
under my pillow, and generally contrive to smuggle
Liverpool, Dec. 13, 1820. Tal times ; and he was also punished sharply about the
the “Castle of Otranto," gigantic sword and all, into Touth. The game of Josh. was excellent, but he had
my muff, on my weekly visits to St. Anne's church, Do chance, and Turner had not a scratch. After fight
much to the discomfiture of my little dog Bigou; ing about a quarter of an hour, it was observed to the
TO THE EDITOR.
that respectable quadruped havmg for a length of combatants, “they were pot fighting for a prize, and
time before been the regular and sole occupier of it was better to tie it up." Josh. was then taken away;
aforesaid tenement. I have wept with Evelina, he however talked about fighting another day. It was
SIR, -As (owing to the unfortunate accident which the daffy in Josh. that kicked up all the row.
igbed with Camilla, and pouted with lodiana, happened about a fortnight ago) some notice was taken not Hudson that fought; and Tom Owen was seen to in the Mercury, of the shameful practice of driving eaten hot cake with Amanda, cracked walnuts with pull out his wipe, and apply it to his ogles, on witness cattle through, and slaughtering them in the centre of, Werter, sliced bread and butter with Charlotte, ing this foolish row between his two boys—two game I beg leave to send you a copy of the section of an act riet Byron, and played hop step and jump with
the town; for the inforination of your numerous readers, learned the mysteries of worked chairs from Har: chicks of his own rearing!
of Parliament, which provides a remedy. They will Glorvina, or the wild Irish girl; not that I mean then see who is to blame; and I hope, that, to the nu to say, that I have actually and bona fide (as Mr.
merous improvements now taking place in this town, Prosody says) atchieved these exploiis ; but my Correspondence. will be added the building of a place properly situated imagination is su keeply alive to what I read, that for the purpose.
fancy performs what reality denies one. The above A FAMILY OF ACTORS.
25. Geo. III. cap. 12, sec. 41.–And whereas the books are my favourites, and with them I often hold slaughtering or killing of beasts or cattle in the public sweet conference, in (as Lady Morgan expresses it)
parts of the said town (Liverpool) is found to be exceed that dulcet attunegient of ideality and sensitiveness, TO THE EDITOR.
ingly noisome and offensive to the inhabitants thereof, sweet as the morning dew drops glittering on the and the keeping and using of butchers' stalls, shambles, verdant daisy which decks the mountain side-by
or shops, fronting to the streets and public passages in the by, I could never rightly understand that simile. SIR,—The following PLAYBILL may, probably, the said town, is also very inconvenient to the said Setting aside the various advantages derived from form an acceptable article among your Dramatic inhabitants: therefore, for the remedy thereof, be it romances, in the consequent evlargement of soul, Notices. I understand that the Thespian family, enacted, by the authority aforesaid, that it shall and and mental melioration in the acquisition of new and whose performances are announced in it, was well may be lawful, to and for the Common Council of the beautiful
ideas, there are certaio peculiar joys every kreowa in Lancashire and Yorkshire, about the latter persons, bodies politic or corporate, whether Lay or Ec- true disciple must experience during their perusal: end of the last century. It would be a fact worth clesiastical, and with all other persons what soever, for the delight of being nearly frightened out of your as certaining, whether or not any of the theatrical the purchase of such land or ground, within the liberties reason, the enjoyment attendant on a mental fit of brood arrived at any excellence in their profession of the said town, as they, the said Common Council, the ague, the sensation of pleasure when every vein