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he is one who does not disdain to take a hint when speak of 1 be accent as it relates to verbs. But what
is the publisher of a very entertaining and useful offered in friendship. would you think of any one who would spell tra
little work, called the Stranger in Liverpool, in which, Some nations, we are told, think laughtez beneath the reler with a double L, and traveling or trareled
it is probable, the article we are now acknowledging dignity of man, and designed only for apes and mon- with a single one? Aud yet any one woulil so spell,
has already appeared : we say probable
, as we have keys. This is the other extreme. Laughter is an ing of the participles and past time of the verbs, and if he were to follow the rules laid down for the spell
not, at this moment, the means of ascertaining the
point, not having access to Mr. Kage's publication. innate propensity of the human frame; and, very spell the nouns as they are 10 Jubnson's Dictionary: ORTHOGRAPHICAL INNOVATIONS.Our correspot. doubtless, meant to be indulged under certain restric. But Robinson, in his edition of Eotick, spells all tions, but never at the expense of propriety.
dent A. B. C. would have seen his letter in our present The words which I have quoted, and many others Nothing, perhaps, does one more good than a hearty wbich I have not quoted, with a single L; thereby
number, had not the ground been previously eat.
pied by J.C. whose reasoning and conclusions coincide laugh ; yet he is inexcusable wbo sbows his teeth with abiding as much as possible by the accent.
with those of the former. We are of opinion that J. the design to n.ortify or irritate another; and still less It has been argued, that this rule of accent cannot C. has established the propriety of the mode we hate is he to be excused who exposes tbe failure of a well- always be followed ; and such words as possibility recently adopted of spelling with one l the word to meant attempt, or the unavoidable misfortunes of his do not thiok This argument a fair one ; for there is aud imbecility have been cited as examples. But I
veler, and other similar words, whose emphasis rest
upon the first syllable. We have given the preference, acquaintance, to uoprincipled satire and scorn. an obvious difference between the orthography of
this week, to the letter of J. C. because it was essen: Let us laugh, but not at calamity we cannot care; such words as possible and travel. Ju the latter,
tial to the justification of the mode of spelling the let us smile, but not at personal deformity and age.
word traveler, &c. in our office. We shall bare ac the consopaat follows the vowel; in the former, it
casion, however, to notice the arguments of other Dull and uninteresting as some would have us believe precedes it.
correspondents on the subject, upon which it is di this world to be, it contains sufficient amusement to
Before I conclude, I must say one word to your importance to come, if possible, to a right underprevent us seeking where we are forbidden to intrude scientific correspondent, George Meanwell, who
standing upon such a search ; where Misery bath placed her word used without the ed ended only with one L, AMERICAN SKETCH OF THE ENGLISH CHARACTER
says, be “found the L always omitted where the withering hand, and Desolation seems to say, “ Thou such as marrel, travel, cancel, &c. in opposition to We have not lost sight of the whimsical skeci, shalt come no farther." such words as call, toll, roll, &c.” George should
Hopkins; which, with certain omissions, of a pia I remain your obedient servant, recollect, that call, tou, roll, &c. ending with dou
cal or theological cast, shall have an early place. PYRUS.
ble L, can only take ed or ing in the forming of their we cannot make out the name of the work from participles; but in declining the verb to recal, the which K-y copied his notes on marriage: the price accent being on the second syllable, we write re- is very indistinct; and it is of importance to que called, reculling.
names and authorities correctly. ORTHOGRAPHICAL INNOVATIONS.
If what I have written tend to remove any doubt
as to the propriety of spelling the word iraveler ETYMOLOGIES.-A correspondent, who signs Bor TO THE EDITOR. with one L, I shall feel gratified.
SHORT, will feel obliged if some of our readers vi! I remain respectfully yours,
inform him of the origin or derivation of the war?
“ Hogshead;" and whether it bears any reference Lirerpool, May 1, 1821.
J. C. SIR,- I have waited until the publication of your
to a celebrated animal of the four-footed speries
, s the first syllable would imply, viz. a Hog's-besed
. forty-fourth number, in the expectation of reading the remarks of your correspondents Benrolio, Ami
We thank our good friend J. J. for the loan of Pries':
TO THE EDITOR. cus, and Criticus, or of one of them, iu order that
Travels, and the MS. both of which shall be appro I might learn what reason there may be for spelling
priated, after which they shall be returned. with double L words of an orthography similar to SIR-I am at 'present residing in England, for that of traveler;” but as you have not inserted the benefit of learning the English language, which ETYMOLOGICAL ANTIQUITIES.-The letters of Tot
and of T. on the derivation of the names of placa a! any of tbeir correspondence, and have craved the I find very difficult to accomplish, chiefly owing to the assistance of your friends, to enable you if possible Strike me as being best for examples I will now quote:
North Britain are prepared, and shall be inserted a great similitude in many of the words. Those that
our next publication. 1o set tbis matter to rest, I lose no time in forward. iug to you what I think will satisfy any unpreju.
“ Hare, heir, hair;" also, “ pair, pear, pare."
BRITISH Coins.-We shall be glad to hear from diced mind; and in so doing I shall abstain as much If you can point out the manner in which each of these
CocciENSIS; and if the subject is likely to others
! as possible from making remarks of my owo, and ought to be pronounced, I shall not hesitate to recom
several letters, we beg to recommend individual less
vity. cooteot niyself with presenting what I conceive to mence my labours in obtaining a correct knowledge of be sufficient authority for the spelling of such your language ; and I feel assured your compliance will SQUARE TOES is reserved for a perusal at our leisure. words.
oblige all foreigners, but not any one more than I think it will be allowed, that the accent is on
We have to acknowledge a No VI. of the Young Oh the first syllable of the word “ travel.”
server; and No. XI. of Horæ Otiosæ. Mr. Lindley Murray, in that part of his grammar Excuse my awkward English. which relates to the spelling of words, says :
Candidus is an enemy. We not only forgive is
, “ Monosyllables and words accented on the last syl
however, but, in the true spirit of Christianist, s lable, ending with a single consonant preceded by a
return good for evil, by giving him a piece of an single vowel, double that consonant when they take
which, if followed, will spare him the mortificate it another syllable beginning with a vowel. But if a
being laughed at. Let him not aspire to the ait e TO THE EDITOR.
Critic, one requisite for which is, an acciaisia dipthong precedes, or the accent is on the preceding
with the simple rules of the English grama syllable, the consonant remains single.”—This, SIR,—Io reply to your correspondent, D. N. R. CANDIDUS challenge us to the proof of his aberrar Sir, if there were no other authority, would I pre-in your last, I ain clearly of opioion that it was the we shall point out a few in confirmation of our in sume be sufficient to establish the right of spelling part of B to examine the correctness of A's score.
sertion. such words as “ traveler, leveler, driveler, soiveler, But I think D.N. R. wants to know whether A must we have not overlooked the communication of L.?. dueler, modeler, caoceler," and various others, in count 49 or 50; and as to that, I think that if there the same way as we spell "opener, scrivener, visiter, were such several numbers on A's paper as made
on the subject of the rise of the sap in trees. worshiper, gossiper, whitener, wanderer," and words the sum of 50, he is entitled to that sum, although TAE KALEIDOSCOPE. We have to acknowledge in of similar orthography and accentuation.
be by mistake called the sum of 49; but I should following note from our Ormskirk agent :Murray, however, is not the only one who gives a think otherwise, had the parties been playing with
* To the Editor. - It is not true that the sale of the 5t Tule for this method of spelling. A more modern a cribbage-board and A had got his peg in the 49th
leidoscope has decreased in this neighbourboot, * grammariao (Cobbett) in treating on this subject, hole; for in that case there would be no paper or
asserted by the enraged poet, or fool, of Oresked: says:—“If the infinitive of the verb have more than sum to refer to.
the fact is otherwise, the sale has increased from one syllable, the consonant is not doubled (iv form.
larly for the last three months. Liverpool, May 3, 1821. ing the participles and past time) unless the accent be on the last syllable.”
Letters or parcels not received, ugless free of charge. Rubioson (author of the “ Art of Teaching") in To Correspondents. kis stereetype edition of Eptick's Dictionary, says:
Printed, published, and sold by E. SMITB and Cu --«Verbs of two syllables, accented on the first, LIVERPOOL, FROM 1750 FORWARDS. -The Friend to
54, Lord-street, Liverpool never double their final consonant; as iu, to model,
whom we are indebted for a very entertaining MS. on Sold also by J. Bywater and Co. Pool-lane; Evans, Chat modeled, modeling. But dissyllables, acceuted on
this subject, will enhance the obligation by intimating win & Hall, Castle-st.; T. Smith, Paradise-s: TWS the second, always double their final consonant; as whether it is original, or taken from any printed work, brick, Public Library, Lime-st; E. Willar, Balidasi in, to abhor, abhorred, abhorring."
in order that we may "render unto Cæsar the things M. Smith, Tea-dealer and Stationer, Richmond.10, I own, Mr. Editor, that the latter authorities only that are Cæsar's." 'Mr. Kaye, of the Courier-office, and J. Smith, St. James's-road, for ready )
W. G. Agezi."
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TUESDAY, MAY 15, 1821.
George Town, between Fort St. Philip bought a dozen fine peaches for a penny. and Mahon, is a wretched place, and its Time allowing, I made an excursion into the
possessors are in perfect unison with interior, in company with two gentlemen, (Written for the Kaleidoscope.)
their possessions. The town of Mahon who were proceeding to Malta, but were
stands at the head of the harbour ; about waiting to hear the state of health at that SIR,--Minorca is one of the Balearic two miles from the entrance it is tole- place, and who afterwards became fellow lands, famed in ancient history for the rably well built and walled, and from voyagers with me to Sicily. troitness of their archers and slingers ; the whiteness of the houses has rather a We hired asses for our journey, such aniad no wonder if what is recorded be true; cheerful air. The churches are large, but mals being in general use, and with fowling. r the mothers never gave their children disgraced, as they very commonly are in pieces in our hands, touk our route towards cak fast before they had struck a certain Catholic countries, by the multitude of the centre of the island. ' The roads, if such ark snspended to a tree. You may be paltry pictures and trumpery, displayed as they deserve to be called, are miserable ; tre I lost no time in getting on shore; votive offerings, about the walls and altars. the face of the country not particularly id I Aatter myself the week I spent in No sooner is the devout follower of the interesting, although in some parts richly inorca was not lost. I first took a survey Church of Rome relieved from any particular cultivated. Myrtles and heaths grow wild
the harbour, which is reckoned one of infirmity of body, than he procures a repre- and luxuriantly; and to me it was new to e finest in Europe, it being large, and sentation of the diseased part in wax, co-ramble amidst bushes of the former as I bad rfectly sheltered from all winds, with loured to the life; or if he be in good wont to do in my boyish days at home, in Sicient water for vessels of the largest circumstances, in silver : sometimes he pre-search of that palatable, but neglected fruit, irdens. The British fleet, on the Toulon fers a picture in which he is represented on the blackberry. I noticed the Indian fig, ation, frequented Mahon to water and his sick bed, with the visible intercession of a in great plenty, the fruit of which is parfit, there being a dock-yard, extensive favourite saint. In either case the offering ticularly refreshing in the climates unlaretto, mast-houses, and every conveni-is suspended in the church, accompanied der which it flourishes. We halted at ce, the Royal George and Barfleur, with a pecuniary one, which finds its way a farm-house, if I may so call the resiirst rates) with several seventy-fours and into the pocket of the priest. Although dence of a Minorkeen husbandman, in the gates, were then in the harbour; and while one is constrained to respect the pious mo- midst of vineyards. It was the first time I recoained there, the Boyne, of 104 guns, tive, one cannot help regretting the igno- had ever entered a door without being able : en quite new, arrived from England, hav-rance of such devotees. This custom, a to address the occupants : our host knew 8 on board Sir Thomas Maitland, just remnant of heathenism, is now merely con- nothing but Spanish ; and I did not then pointed to the station he still holds, that fined to the poorest classes, and those least possess Italian sufficient to understand, or
Governor and Commander in Chief of informed. As the people get enlightened be understood, by the affinity which exists e British forces in Malta and the Ionian it will disappear. Mahon has little com- between the two languages. It was during lands. The entrance to the port is nar- merce, but was, during the war, a very our stay, a dialogue of signs; a merry pan"w, and defended by batteries ; but the lively place, from the number of naval tomime, rendered more agreeable by the rincipal fortification is the celebrated Cas- officers and seamen dashing about in all hospitable treatment of our host and family. e of St. Philip; for not relieving which, directions, Jack Tar like, spending their Returning to Mahon, we met a crazy old i rather to satisfy the bad passions of the hard-earned dollars as soon as they got vehicle, drawn by mules, apparently ill fed, inistry of the day, the unfortunate admiral them, and oftentimes in anticipation. The and as ill caparisoned; the driver, as well pag suffered an ignominious death. You markets are well supplied, and teem with as the servants behind, appeared to have seen erhaps recollect the affected witticism of figs, grapes, peaches, and indeed' fruits of better days. The road being narrow, we oltaire upon the occasion, who remarked almost all kinds, at what we should call filed singly to the side to let the carriage lat he suffered “pour encourager les autres." | small prices, when I inform you that 11 pass. An ancient lady, anciently attired,
politely moved, which salutation was, of some other vessels I could name, produced Palermo very severe, although but for a course, returned. Upon enquiry we found such a degree of mutual hatred between few days' duration. The splendour of the the personage in question was none other officers and men, that desertion was the city, with its numerous domes and towers, than the present Duchess Dowager of Or- sure consequences of opportunity. Light the superb palaces which line the shore, the leans, widow of the celebrated Duke who winds slowly carried us past the mountains beautiful gardens and suburbs, and, above fell during the dreadful reign of terror of Sardinia; and after many a long look all, the elegant and lively promenade in the which succeeded' the French revolution. It from the mast head, to which, in fine wea- evenings, were so many objects to render seems the old lady retired to Minorca, to ther, I went daily, Maretimo, the most wes- my confinement more irksome. Almost the enjoy in quiet the pension allowed her by ternly of the ancient Egades appeared blue first thing on our arrival was to rid the cabin the British government. She now resides above the horizon. Here our Commodore of a number of packages which the captain's near Paris. The Minorkeens closely resem- took his departure, after having made the greediness of gain had induced him to take ble their Catalonian neighbours, in customs signal for the vessels to make the best of in the space allotted for his owo and pasand dress. The women wear their hair their way into port. For several days we sengers' comfort ; and which had, from our high above the forehead, in a stiff and for- were struggling against contrary winds to leaving England, obliged us to move more mal manner, and are passionately fond of weather Cape di Gallo, during which time horizontal than upright, not to speak of the large ear-rings and other ornaments. we were often sufficiently near the coast to inconvenience from such an arrangement in
* Accounts of the most unfavourable na- enjoy the sight of the rich corn-fields and regard to ventilation, which became doubly ture having arrived from Malta during our vineyards with which the valleys seemed necessary from the change of climate. Bestay at Mahon, it was determined to pro- covered. An adverse wind is the more pro. ing assured I had nothing to fear, I freely ceed to Palermo in the first instance, and voking if it assail you when in sight of the exercised myself in swimming, and used to from thence to Messina ; thus inverting the wished for port; every hour then seems a plunge into the clear and almost tepid water original scheme of the voyage. By a sin- day, and what in the boundless expanse at almost all seasons ; never experiencing gular coincidence, the Pelorus was the ves- amused, then fails in a great measure to be the least inconvenience from remaining in sel appointed to convoy us to the promon-guile the tine. Whether from wishing or the same for an hour or more at a time. tory of that name, and I again embarked praying, the west wind at length blew, and Whilst before Palermo, the news arrived of and left Minorca without regret, anxious to passing the celebrated Mount Pelegrino, the decisive victory of the allied armies over behold the wonders, as well as beauties, which I shall hereafter describe, we found the French at Leipsic; and two days after, which Sicily presented to my imagination. Ourselves at anchor in the enchanting bay of his Excellency Lord William Bentinck made
A few days after leaving Mahon we were Palermo, immediately opposite, and not far his appearance in the Swiftsure, 74, from unexpectedly visited, one forenoon, by our distant from, the city.
Spain. Lord B.had the advantage of us poor Commodore, Captain Gambier, upon the old We were visited by the health police, and mercantile men, as he landed immediately; errand of procuring seamen. The gallant for our consolation, declared in quarantine, men of war, except under particular ci:Captain, however, forgot the object of his in consequence of the plague continuing its cumstances, not being liable to quarantines. visit over a Welsh rabbit and a bottle of ravages at Malta, and our having touched In consequence of their splendid achievebrown stout ; for he had been cruising four at Gibraltar and Mahon. The vessels were, ments, the garrison of Palermo, consistin; months upon the same station, and the sight however, permitted to discharge their mer. of British, Neapolitans, and Sicilians, toge of old English fare was reviving. My civi-chandise at the Lazaretto; but all inter- ther with the ships of war, celebrated the lities were early reciprocated, as Captain G. course with the shore, except at that place, event by royal salutes, feux de joie, éc. very politely invited me to dine with him the was forbidden by the health office, under pain The troops, Aanked by artillery, were next day, should the weather prove favour- of death : and indeed the first object I dis- formed along the Marina, a delightfoi read able, a provision always necessary in visiting cerned at the latter was a gallows, with the upon the strand, about sun-set: and, ss is at sea.
rope in terrorem, You may readily this latitude there is little or no twilight, This invitation I was reluctantly obliged to suppose that we required no broader hint the running fire of musketry for near a miie decline from mistaken motives of prudence; that it was necessary to keep to the letter of in the dark, had a most beautiful effect. might the master of our vessel fearing it the law. The mode of execution in Sicily, The men of war were illuminated, the mest subject us to inconvenience, in regard to the by hanging, is extremely cruel, and accords conspicuous of which was the Havansh quarantine, on arriving at the destined with the semi-barbarism of its inhabitants. I frigate, which displayed blue lights at the port, should the fact transpire. Little did will endeavour to explain it, as described to extremities of her masts, yards, &c. The I then anticipate the unjust captivity I after-me. On the knot or noose there is a wooden vessels destined for Messina having com. wards endured. I had opportunities of trencher pierced in the centre, through pleted their discharging, we set sail, four in knowing, while under the protection of the which the rope passes; on this the execu- company, with a light breeze, having prePelorus, and I mention it with pleasure, tioner sets his feet, one at each side, and as viously made an agreement to keep as Dear that the crew of that vessel were much soon as the cart is withdrawn, stamps until each other as convenient, and assist in attached to their commander, who secured, the poor culprit's neck is dislocated, and mutual protection. For twelve hours we by a proper behaviour, their attention to then the revolting operation ends. Beg- were becalmed nearly opposite the Bay of their duty, without an instance of corporeal ging pardon for this elegant digression, Palermo, but night bringing with it a fire punishment; while a different course, in I assure you I felt my imprisonment before westerly wind, we pursued our voyage mer. erily, passing the Eolian or Lipari islands, at Two hours' sail, although baffled by the be discerned without careful examination :-the an
thers are collecting on pendulous strings, and the the rate of nine or ten knots (or miles) per 'rregularity of the currents, brought us t
pistils and germ of the acorn are studded on small er hour. Between these islands and the Straits an anchor in the noble harbour of the an- stems, protruding from between the leaves, on the 1.33 of Messina, we descried a small vessel, cient Messina, or still more ancient Zancle. young shoots. While speaking of the oak, we must
not forget to acquaint our readers that the venerable : which we soon made out to be one of the
PEREGRINE. Fairlop lately stretched its massy trunk and limbs
on that turf which it for so many ages overshadowed enemy's gun-boats from Calabria. By her
with its verdant foliage. Blown down by the high manæuvring it was very evident she aimed
The Naturalist's Diary,
wiuds in February 1820, il exbibited a melancholy
memento of the irresistible power of time to bring 1. at singling out her prey; but as the sight of
FOR MAY, 1820.
to an end not only the flower of a season, but the this tri-coloured stranger(who, however, did
towering growth of many ages. not hoist her flag) sufficed to warn us of
( Concluded from our last.)
Thou wert a bauble once; a cup and ball, danger, and cause us to make mutual pre
Which babes might play with ; and the thievish jay, The gardeu now affords rhubarb, green apricots, Seeking her food, with ease might have purloined paration, we had soon the satisfaction of and green gooseberries, for making pies and tarts? The auburn nut that held thee, swallowing down beholding her steer a different course. These This is the season of beauty in the garden; every Time was, when, settling
on thy lea', a fly boats were very formidable in smooth water,
thing in nature is young and fresh, wbat Gray calls Could shake thee to thy root--and time has been
“ Nature's tenderest, freshest green.” The blowing When tempests could not.-... carrying an eighteen or twenty-four pound of the lilacs and laburnums may be said to be the Time made thee what thou wert-king of the woods ; er, and full of men, well armed and trained. glory of the garden and the shrubbery, delighting And Time hath made thee what thou art-a cave both the sight and the smell.
For owls to roost in ! Whether I should have been able to About the commencement of the month, the
The lilac, the barberry, and the maple, are now in screw my courage to the sticking-place, howers of the lily of the valley, and the powers of
the chesnut tree begin to open; the tulip tree has flower. At the latter eud of the month, rye is in is a question; for so far from bearing any its leaves quite out, and the flowers of the oak, the ear; the mountain ash, laburnum, the guelder rose, hostile feeling to the enemy before us, I Scotch fir, the honeysuckle, and the beech, are in clover, colombines, the alder, the wild chervil, and
full bloom. The whitethorn, or hawthorn, emphati- the wayfaring tree, or wild guelder-rose, have ibeir candidly confess, I indulged, regardless of cally called May, is expected to be in tower on the Powers full blown. Various species of meadow graso the object of my voyage, a secret wish to first of this month, but it is only so in very forward are now in flower, and the heart's ease shows its be taken prisoner, that I might enjoy a and the piuk, growing in small bunches all along seasons. There are different kinds of it, the white interesting little flower in coro fields.
The butter-cup spreads over the meadows; the luxurious parole in the enchanting clime the slender twigs, or rods, of the tree or bush, which cole-seed in corn fields, bryony, the arum, or of Italy; a country then entirely shut out form, with the bright green and jagged leaves
, some cuckoo-pint, in hedges, the Tartarian honeysuckle,
of the most beautiful wreaths of which the country and the corchorus japonica, now show their dowen. from every thing English. can boast.
The morning flowers display their sweets, Night was fast approaching when we first
THE WREATH OF MAY.
And gay their silken leaves unfold, saw Cape Pelorus; and we had doubts of
The slender rod of leaves and flowers,
And fearless of the evening cold.
So fragrant and so gay, the safety of entering the straits until Produce of Spring's serener hours,
Nipt by the wind's unkindly blast, morning; the current however being strong
Peculiarly is Max.
Parched by the sun's directer ray,
The momentary glories waste, and favourable, the wind fair, and the moon
And, when its bloom is o'er,
The short-lived beauties die away. having risen, we steered for the light-house
Its ruby berries then it wears,
Soth's blooms the human face divide,
The songsters' winter store. at the point, and entered the celebrated
When youth its pride of beauty shows;
Fairer than Spring the colours shine, straits of Scylla and Charybdis, where
In Spring's delicious hours,
And sweeter than the virgin rose.
The feathered choir its praise shall tell " Far on the right her dogs foul Scylla hides,
'Gainst winter round us low'rs.
Or worn by slowly rolling years,
Or broke by sickness in a day;
The fading glory disappears,
This beauteous hawthorn spray ;
The short-lived beauties die away. Then spouts them from below, with fury driv'n,
A garland for thy head I'll weave : The waves mount up, and wash the face of heaven.”
Be thou my QUEEN OF May!
Yet these, new rising from the tomb,
With lustre brighter far shall shine,
Revive with ever-during bloom, Turning the point, a sudden gust of wind walnut has its Aowers in full bloom ; the flowers Safe from diseases and deciine. laid the vessel down on her side, although
of the garden rose also begin to opeu.
Let sickness blast, and death devour, with no other inconvenience than the over- distinguished by its broad black spotted leaves, and
If heaven must recompense our pains ;
Perish the grass and fade the flower, throw and destruction of the tea equipage, spike of large purple flowers ; it frequently grows
If firm the word of God remains. in patches of several yards square. and every thing else of a frangible nature Towards the end of the month, many beautiful which happened to grace our cabin table. Aowers take place of the modest primrose and de- The female glow-worm is now seen on dry banks' The loss of these articles might have justly are ornamented with the pretty tribe of speed wells, licate violet. The banks of rills and shaded hedges about woods, pastures, and hedge-ways,
The marine plants which flower this month, and been laid to my account, as I had been deaf particularly the germander speedwell, the field which are chiefly found ou sea-shores and in the to the calls of the steward for an hour be. campion; the first two of 'azure-blue, and the last the whole summer; burnet saxifrage, sea arrow
mouse-ear, the dove's-foot, crane’s-bill, and the red crevices of rocks, are, buks’s horn, which flowers fore the accident, so wrapt up was I with two of rose-colour, intermixing their flowers with grass, on muddy shores; the clammy lychnis ; the the majestic and classical scenery just open. proaching that will afford unceasing employment sandy shores ; the sea. cabbage, the sea stork's bill,
attractive variety. The season is now rapidly ap- cerastium tetrandrum ; scurvy-grsss, sea-kale on ing to view. I listened in vain for the bark - to the examiner, and ample gratification to the the slender bird's foot trefoil, the mountain Hea-wort ing of the dogs of Scylla, or the alluring admirer, of nature
. To the vegetable world, many on chalky cliffs; and the sedge ou sea shores.
The leafing of trees is usually completed in May. strains of the Syrens; but I heard on the splendor, and are obvious to casual notice; others This is the season in which cheese is made; the Sicilian shore, in lieu, no doubt, the old require patient search and sedulous watching for counties most celebrated for this article are Cheshire,
their discovery. The aromatic scent and profusion Wiltshire, and Gloucestershire. village pot-house tune of “ Mrs. Casey" of blossom of the hawthorn, or May, make the The corp is benefited by a cold and windy May, upon the drums and tifes of the British Aower of that shrub universally known, but many as it is too apt to run into stalk, if the progress of troops quartered in the neighbourhood.
will enjoy the shade or shelter of the majestic oak, vegetation be much accelerated by warm weather at and not expect to find its flower, which is not to this season. In late years, some sowing remains to
be done ; and in forward ones, the weeds should be, I think I left my readers on the Pier-head
From France, quadrilles, cognac, and ladies' sig; well kept uuder..
Of George's dock ; where, if for me they've waited, In fine, our merchantmen both near and far gone The terin weed does not imply any determinate The gentler portion of them must be near dead, To different ports; as fortune may allot 'em, set of plants, but is applied iudiscriminalely to all Pardon me
dames; a bard, you know 's a queer blade, We've ships that go to Greenland's seas for whales, For the cold wind has scarcely since ahated :
Some to the Baltic go, some to the bottom. those whose growth it is not intended to encourage; thus, in coro fields all ibe different kinds of grosses Besides 'tis difficult (my Cousin knows it is)
Now, pressed by care, and now by joy elated;
And boals for herrings to the Isle of Man : are called weeds, because their growth, by exhaust- To tell in rhyme this big town's curiosities.
Steam packets too, as regular as mails; ing the land, injures, the crop of corn; in a bed of
(They'll certainly be tax'd by Mr. Van !) plauts, would be called weeds, and vice versa. T. The last was planned by Harrison, of Chester; carrots any straggling puppies, ouions, or other Not far from George's dock, but where there's less stir. They ply to Ireland, Scotland, Eastham, Wales,
In spite of wind and tide, so good their plan: destroy weeds, care should always be taken to pull
I'd tell you when they sail, but have advisement them up before they seed, particularly such weeds For here, they care not with such things to pester,
('Tis well to have such clever neighbours pear, It's six and sixpence for an advertisement. as are amuuals; and, as different boes bave different They'd rather build of cotton bags a tier;
'Tis sweet to sail upon the Mersey's breast, times of coming up and seeding, it is not to be ex- And thus are we indebted, I conjecture,
Not when the sluggish wave is lulled asleep, pected that one or even two weedings in a season To Cheshire, both for cheese and architecture)
But when it lifts its living spowy crest will eradicate all. By carefully attendiug, however, Upon the tower, magnificent and tall,
To kiss the summer gales that o'er it sweep: to the plan of destroying them before they flower,
'Tis sweet on deck, when the full sail is press'd,
Rise lantern top and turrets 'laborate we may be certain of having mucb fewer another (There, stood a steeple once, which chanced to fall
And wings the bark all foaming through the deep;
All this is well, till round the Rock you go, season. Many toublesome weeds may be sovo de- And crushed some hapless beings 'neath its weight) Then you'll get sea-sick, and must go below. stroyed by learning what animals are particularly The windows of the church are rather small, ; ałtached to them, and by suffering such to feed (St. George's being too large, makes matters straight)
I think it most adviseable for those upon thein; the dandelion, for instance, which is Here Vestries meet, for Poor's-rates to beseech us,
Who go a pleasuring on the watery plain,
And feel at the Black Rock th' emetic dose, considered in some situations a troublesome weed, And make their annual officers and speeches.
As quick as possible to turn again; may be eradicated by turning in swine to such land, With smoky tenements enclosed around,
Particularly if it freshly blows. just at the time when it begins to flower, for they Some public structures here, that would have graced I vow, a thought now comes across my brain, will greedily devour every stalk, and thus preveni Old Rome herself, scarce by the eye are found; That not a word throughout this Canto said is, ils increase by seed. Sheep are particularly foud of
Or seen— their beauties never can be traced : About (God bless their little souls !) the ladies the ragwort; and if turned into pastures where it Th’ Exchange itself seems to have left its ground, abounds, early in spring, will crop it short and pre: St. Thomas' Church-with houses so they've fenced it; All, sylphs in form ; all, angels in your features,
And squints upon the street it should have faced
O ladies ! you are most enchanting creatures;
Man's dearest blessing (this is not a lie) vent its' Rowering. The entomologist, who will You'll see it when you've knocked your nose against it alleud to this subject, may powt out a variety of
Your bosoms, paradise; (that's all niy eye) insects, whose growih and increase the farmer would Tho'round its spire, ignoble houses crowd,
You have my fondest love; 'twere heaven to meet yours do well to encourage, for the purpose of destroying It's taper summit cleaves the passing cloud ;
They strive in vain from distant view to shut it out; (We'll talk, you know, of marriage by and bye :) the injurious' weds.
Your praises, lovely ones, you see 's a matter, I In May, the farmer begins to break up the fal
They say, they hoped St. Michael's spire would cut Can safely sing without the aid of Aattery.
it out, lows, which have lain ever since the crops were But when the latter rose, in grandeur proud,
But hold! the savoury fume of a beef steak taken off the last barvest; one of the greatest la. Sudden, with stone extinguisher, they put it out :
Assails my pasal organ : dinner's ready, bours of husbaudry, requiriog, on clayey soils, four, And tho' the architect the truth may like ill,
(Save on St. Patrick's day, or at a wake, aud sotnetimes more, stout borses. The plain St. Thomas beats the carved St. Michael.
I love to be quite regular and steady.)
In my next Canto I shall mention make
of business, customs, holiday and play-day ; Far fron the town, delights me more than these; On other matters too, my hand I'll try, Where swells the music of the mountain rill,
Steak's cooling-whiskey's done - I'm of good bfe!
(Written for the Kaleidoscope.)
Besides my readers may cry out, “ How odd it is There is a great deal in it, both of what ia ber and of
Ten verses--not a word about the fair:".
what is true; but, unfortunately, what is net is ***
“A MAN IS BUT A WORM." As such things are not marked upon the town's map,
Strangers for cellar doors must use their sight, During the course of my long and wandering it, Or disappear like Usher down the clown's trap. I have had frequent opportuvities of remarkise
, The other day I saw a dandy wight, “ Harp of the north ! " begins the fam'd Sir Walter, While putting right his starched cravat, fall down slap; by superstition, misled by passion,
that wheu i he great body of the people were envíared “ Muse of the South !" another bard commences, "Lost balance," he exclaimed-stays rather tight:" ignorance, there have always been some, nare “ Ye gentle nine!” the Printers need not alter,
And the poor tenant's only and last hope, her eggs, lightened than the rest, who have endeavoured by But get it stereotyped, to save expenses,
Were smashed 10 pieces by his long grasshopper legs. For this a thousand rhymsters suppliart falter,
turn the tide of popular zeal into the chauale As soon as they begin to lose their senses ; All you whose nereves are scarcely thunder proof,
reason; aod I have observed, too, that their write As if these dames would quit Parnassian glory,
Who happen to be Kimb and joint not stout of, rious exertions were generally cepaid by the lose et For farthing rushlight, in an attic story. I pray you from the docks to keep aloof,
their lives : so that have been forced to concludo
, Else, sense and life, you will be shaken out of : 1, too, would fain beseech the Muse's charity
that there must be some cogent reason wby the train For stunning din of carts, and clattering hoof, In formal phrase, to aid me ere I dash on ;
Porter and carter, the discordant shout of,
must never be told, excepi (and which occurs bef But with the jades I've no familiarity, And do not wish to put them in a passion. And caulking mallet, pulley's creaking music,
s«Idom) when it bappeus to be agreeable. Duration I cannot play the harp; and lest I iar it, I
Mingled with crash of package, will make you sick. what you self-wise folk of the present day callez Sball not invade the Northern minstrel's fashion ; Tho' both are neatly built and sheathed with copper,
dark ages, such examples of heroic virtue were di But, -mightier spell, to brighten Fancy's disk, I The Yankee ships, than ours, they say, sail faster :
no means rare; and I then fell into the hands of uit
of this character. With candid prayer invoke thy aid, o Whisky! The James Monroe, to witam-that comes to Cropper ;
Altho' they say the Higginson once passed her,
The reverend personage 1 introduced at the comWhisky! thou art bright Inspiration's liquor: With a fair wind there's nothing that can stop her;
clusion of my last lelter was no other than And when thou oil'st the engine of the brain.
Except a sea, that on a rock might cast her ; It , the
celebrated Hooper; & prelate of great worth, thou?'
if, in such a case, not spy land, of Puritanical principles; and consequeoily o Wine, as we see, niakes Southey's skull the thicker; Bat should the bard, the whisky goblet drain, And we have trading Schooners, Sloops and Brigs,
urchin, who, with all the strength an Hercules as His thoughts (like mine) would flash as bright and That waft us many an European cargo :
years old could moster, was fossing the buikia wonderful From the Levant, wines, oranges and figs,
wbich I had so long and so peaceably dwelt intar As lightning from the summer cloud that's thunder.full. From Norway goods (as far as pitch and tar go)
dames, was checked by the presence of Hoop",
of blinded by