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is frozen, every artery benumbed, and our teeth, what he wants, and this idea at the time of going | ORIGINAL COMPOsitions. Our present publication respondent to our feelings, chatter like Ermiaia's preponderates over every idea to the contrary; se contains so much original matter, that we have little bones in the old coffio ; ihe refreshing and exhila- that, whether he get it or not, be expected to get it

room for one department of the work upon which we ratiog state of body we experience after under. (but io a less degree) the same as if it had been left

set soine value, we mean “ The Gleaner," which we going a suda tory vapour bath; the delight in the at a “certain place” for him; for, even then, he

never willingly omit in any one number of the Kam impracticability of turning your eyes the hundredth could not be actually certain of getting it, as Mi.

leidoscope ; for, however desirable original composta

tions may be, we hold in no less estimation a si part of a degree from their straight-forward position, chael Scott seems to imply, he could only erpect it; ries of good selections, continued through our so. for fear of encountering a Bethlem Gabor stare, or but his expectation, in that case, would be of the lume, and forming altogether an extensive and being struck dead by a Schedoni frown; and the highest degree; but still it would be only expecta- entertaining series of instructive reading, attained bracing health" acquired by your aerial voyage tion. So that, in my opinion, if a person goes to seek without the drudgery of wading through the bad to through the Sadler balloonarian (permit me a thing with the idea of getting it (which be certainly

arrive at the good. Such a collection as that we cose coin a word) regions of azure sky and fanciful does) he goes for it.

template under the head “Gleaner,” will ssimilate improbability, as refreshing as a sixpenny trip in Dec, 20th 1820.

with those entertaining miscellanies, " The Curiosida an Irish jingle, or au afternoon's expedition in

ties of Literature,” &c. collected by D'Israeli, and

others. that very respectable vehicle, the Wavertree di. ligence; what can be finer than Scbemoli's glassy

The necessity we feel this week of publishing the Los (not glass) eye! . what more captivating than

INHUMANITY.

leidoscope early on the Monday, owing to its being Bethlem Gabor's whiskers! what more delicately

Christmas-day, obliges us to be as brief as possible pleasing than the wax figure and iron chair in the

with our correspondents, who will, we trust, excome « Mysteries of Udolpho," and what more magnifi.

TO THE EDITOR.

any inaccuracies or unavoidable omissions, of which cently horrid than the phosphorus bottle in the

we may be guilty under such circumstances;

which we shall endeavour to expiate in our next. “ mysterious hand !" it is the graod hyperbole of SIR, An instance of such unexampled barbarity horror, and towers at the top of the climax of terror, that I could scarce credit it, has been just related CRUELTY TO INFERIOR ANIMALS.-A letter wbile beneath it rise, io gradual ascension, western

peared in last Friday's Mercury, signed CExsa; turrets, lonely heath, midnight groans, moving tanto me by a gentleman on whose veracity and honour

reference to which we take the opportunity to obserne, i pestry, blood, ghosts' and the inquisition, with all I can well rely. I wish to hold up the circumstance

that we have heard all the disgraceful particulos r The delightful horrors attending that mysterious to public view, as well as for the purpose of its ex- specting the cat-stealers, and cat-worriers, confirmed edifice from my ardour in the cause, you may citing sentiments of disgust towards the perpetra

by the writer of that letter. We have now to ackost: casily conjecture ihat I have not suffered my talents

ledge another letter, signed H. St. John, relating > to lie idle, and on this subject I chiefly, address you, tor of the offence, and to make him feel (if he pos- similar atrocities, probably committed by the sell in order to assist me in the distribution of two little sessers any feeling) proper sensations of compunc- same parties ; as we are loath to believe that the works, the production of leisure hours and literary tion and remorse.

are many such wretches to be found amongst us. !

these cowardly and disgusting practices be repeated retirement; one is “ Sally Snds, or the mysterious One evening, a Gentleman was walking down it will be proper to publish the names of the parties del Chambermaid," in nine volumes, octavo; the other, “ Sir Theophilus O'Blarney;" the former bears a

- ; and hearing a noise on the other side the

full length; and we assure them, that we shall be *

deterred from adopting that measure, by the apper strong but flattering likeness to “ Ivanhoe," the lat- street, was altracted towards the occasion of it; hension of any dreadful consequence, from the indigo ter is more on the plan of “ Avastasius.". Terms for to his surprise he beheld a young man of fashionable nation of such contemptible poltroons. If such a ** subscription, three guineas a copy; and the “ Two appearance holding in bis hand a cat, whilst bis

ciety as that we once attempted to establish in this Wealthy Farmers," versified by the author, as a

town were in existence, there would soon be an ed gratuitous gift to each subscriber. They will be, dogo (less brutal than their master) were worrying to such detestable outrages as we have had so often

occasion to notice. We have by no means abandoned published next month, along with Kenilworth ; and it. The poor creature uttered cries of agony, and

the intention of making a second effort in the cause indeed I have little doubt of the success of the whole made many attempts to escape from its inhuman of humanity and decency; and we shall shortly due trio with the public. Betty has just brought me in pervecutor ; in vain, it was literally toro to pieces. dicate a column or two of the Kaleidoscope te te that enchanting work Melmotb, and Bigou is crying The Gentleman before alluded to, felt such - horror

promotion of a scheme, for the success of which was for his dianer (and bis third to-day), so I must bid

timate acquaintance with the character of our un yoa good day! and subscribe myself, with fraternal at the sight, that he instantly knocked the savage men holds out a very rational prospect. feelings, your partner in talent,

down; the other rose, and was again deservedly hurled BRIDGETINA ADAIR. to the ground by the superior skill of his antagonist. WEIGHTS of Coals.-CARBON complains, aga pesa

chaser of river coals, that he now receives only 11 P.S. A shocking rude correspondent of yours has High words passed between the parties, they exchang

lbs. instead of 120 lbs. per cwt; an alteration with composed a satirical poem on me, which appeared ed cards, and separated; but, from that period to was recently made by municipal authority, and which

CARBON attributes to undue favour towards the mana 'a few weeks since in your paper. As Sterne said, the present nothing further has transpired. Cruelty in relation to a dead ass, “ I am sure I have a soul," and cowardice are ever connected together, as I ble

coal companies, to whose system of weights the rivet 10 I say, in relation to a living one, he has none; lieve Sterne says.

trade must now conform. Our correspondent pas

be aware, that such a regulation cannot make ml , moreover, his barbarous mistake in regard to my

dearer: prices will be proportionate; and, thede. name, omitting the soft Italian termination-besides, Had this barbarous act been committed by a per. no grievance arises from the regulation. We are I take my oath I never wore “ mazarine blue” in my son in the lowest class of society, it would still have

express our opinion, that the present varieties of weight life, being always drest in a pensive straw colour, been inexcusable: what shall wetben think of it in a

and measures, of long hundreds and short hundreds which Dr. Marrowfat said becime my complexion

wine measure and ale measure, apothecaries' weight best.

young man of liberal education and respectable fa. and avoirdupoise weight, statute acres and Cheshire Soho-street. mily? Assuredly, that he must have made the worst

acres, and bushels of all sizes, are discreditable to the

common sense of the country. Weights and measures use of the former, and now disgraces the latter. ought to be made so simple and uniform, that white I am, Sir, yours, &c.

a hundred weight, an acre, or a bushel be spoken ch TO THE EDITOR.

we may understand what is meant, and judge of * Liverpool.

H. ST. JOHN. lative prices accordingly. SIR,- In reply to the letter of Michael Scott, io your last Kaleidoscope, I take the liberty to say that

Printed, published, and sold a person will not look for a thing (except at the de- To Correspondents.

BY ÉGERTON SMITH AND CO. sire of another) in a place where he has no idea of

Liverpool Mercury Office. finding it; in the burry of looking he may, as Mi. chael says, look in a place, where, if he gave himself Some errata have, it seems, crept into the report of the Sold also by John Bywater and Co. Pooldane: Marina time to reflect, he might be sure it could not be;

Rev. Mr. Philip's Address, published in our last, of

Evans, Chegwin and Hall, Castle-street; Mr. Thor

Smith, Paradise-street ; Mr. Warbrick, Public but as he does not give bimself time for reflection,

which we were not apprized until it was too late to

Next

Library, Lime-street; Mr. G. P. Day, Newsman,

particularise them in our present number. his idea at the time is, that he will find it there

Dale-street; Mr. Lamb, - Hanover-street; and Me

week we shall not fail to notice them, or why does be look? What other reason can be

John Smith, St. James's-road, for ready money ory. have but to satisfy himself that the thing is not we have, for the reasons above assigned, reserved for Dublin, J. K. Johnston & Co. Preston, Mr. Whittle,

London, Sherwood and Co. there? No one would surely be such an idiot as to

our next, the first of a series of original papers, formed Manchester, Mrs. Richardson Stoke, Mr. Tomkinson look for a thing, where, at the same time, he was sure on the model of the “ Hermit in London," and rela- Stockport, Mr. Dawson. it could not be.

Hanley, Mr. Allbut. ting to the manners and customs of the good people Leeds, Mr Dewhirst.

Wigan, Messrs. Lyon In answer to the second part of his letter, I beg of Liverpool

Bolton, Mr. Kell. to say, that when a person yocs lo seek a thing, he

Hull, Mr. Perkins.

Blackburn, Mr. Rogerius, has an iden, that at some, particular place he will get / We have duly received R. P.-AMICUS-R. H. B. Lancaster, Mr. Bentham.

Warrington, Mr. Harrison.

Ormskirk, Mr. Garside
Northwlb, . Sant

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LETTER II

Fine Arts.

of it consulted on a subject relative to to trace the progress of the arts in the

the arts, but the necessary information was different schools; it is to this silly and unON COLLECTING PRINTS. most easily obtained. Such a facility forms meaning mode of arrangement that we owe

the value of a collection; and the great plea- the imprudencies of the Strutt and Bryan (Written for the Kaleidoscope.) sure of possessing one, most amply repaying illustrators, who, rather than fall short, of

the cost and the trouble of being regular a specimen of an artist mentioned in their

and systematic in the arrangement. Dictionary, will pay, for a contemptible TO THB EDITOR.

It is not my intention to give a history of frontispiece, or book-plate, a price which

the Art of Engraving, to explain the different would have purchased a fine work of Maro And bere the faithful graver dare to traco

processes of that art, or to offer any advice Antonio or Albert Durer! The advantages. A Mlebael's grandeut, and a Raphael's grace!" on the chuice of specimens from the works of the latter or chronological arrangement,

of its followers; it will be enough for me to are too obvious to the judicious collector, r.-la my last I submitted to you say, that, on the former subjects the reader to need my recommendation. be observations on the advantage and will find ample information in the various To effect, then, this desirable purpose, I lity of collecting Prints. I shall now, Encyclopedias, and in the introductorychap- should advise that a collection should be

your permission, fulfil my promise of ters of “ Strutt's biographical Dictionary of divided into schools, viz. the Italian ; the ving to your readers some idea of a very Engravers," &c. And, on the latter, he GERMAN, the FLEMISH and Dutcu; the mple and easily effected arrangement of may consule' The same work, Bryan's Dic- FRENCH; and the ENGLISH : and it will be) : Hir collections.

tionary of Painters and Engravers, and Mr. necessary to have a port-folio, of a conveni. Having frequently had the high gratifi-Otley's correct and highly-valuable History ent size, viz. about 24 by 18 inches, for each kion of seeing Mr. Roscoe's collection, of the Origin of Engraving, &c. in our own of these schools : my experience leads me. ben it was in the possessession of that Gen. language; and the inestimable labours of prefer port.folios without leaves, having

eraan; much as I prized the rare, and valu- Heineken, in his “ Idée générale d'une Col- leather flaps ; as into such (having mount. . Ne specimens it contained, to me it possessed lection," his Dictionnaire, des Artis- ing paper cut to the size) I can at any time. indescribable charm, equal at least to tes:" of Bartsch, in his Peintre Gra- introduce my specimen in its proper place, its riches_it was that of arrangement. veur," and various “ Catalogues ;' and of and mount it at my leisure. Every print, be enviable facility it thus afforded of con-Huber, in the “ Manuel des Arts et des Ama. should have a number, and these numbers dting the works of the different masters, teurs,” and “ Notices générales," with many should commence with the earliest master i well as of contemplating the progress of other foreign publications. In these works, of the school, and run on in chronological t in each school, was, in my opinion, of his attention will be directed to, and his judg- progression, as near to the present day. as

utmost consequence, and gave a value ment assisted in, the choice of his specimens. the judgment or taste of the possessor in- : that collection beyond many others that He will be taught to value the originality duces bim to go forward in the pursuit, lave seen, although perhaps more costly and excellence of impression, he will be

Ilere, I am well aware that the difficulty. more numerous. The collection was shown how to distinguish the copy and the begins. We have no such progressive årTred, as we are told, in the advertise- retouched print: in short, he will be enabled rangement to guide us, at least, not in our ont to the sale catalogue of Mr. Roscoe's to detect imposition, and to select only what own language. I have therefore taken, as RAWINGS, « chiefly for the purpose of is valuable.

far as I find it serviceable to my purpose, astrating by a reference to original and It appears that there are two methods of that of Huber's Manuel, which I find the thentic sources, the rise and progress of arranging a'collection of prints ; the one, most perfect, if not the only one by which e arts in modern times, as well in Germany alphabetically, or according to the first let- a collection can be arranged, so as to enable in Flanders and Italy." By the order of ter of the artist's name ; and the other chro- the possessor to mark the progressive imi arrangement, as well as in the number nologically, or according to the date in provement or decadence, of the art: but dexcellence of its specimens, it was fully which he lived and flourished. The former the Manuel" may be improved upon by a mpetent to such a purpose ; and never seems to me to fail in the principal induce- little attention to the subject, as I shall other

the liberal and enlightened proprietor meat to collecting—that of being enabled deavour to show hereafter,

ary to

a

described,

GF THE ITALIAN School. rate port-folios ; they deserve particular

The Gleaner. A refinement of taste and superiority notice as being always the prosluction of the of execution, if not a priority of dis- greatest masters: witness, the magnificent “I am but a gatherer and disposer of other men's covery, give to this school the first rank wood cuts of Titian, and the splendid Huy."

mow WOTTOR art of I Chiar-, of Beccaproceed to show a mode which I should fumin otet Vincentini, mutta en anderen THE UNICORN DISCOVERED.

[From the St. James's Chronicle of Dec. 19 to 21, 18saj recommend for the arrangement of the The ETCHINGS also of this school form specimens which belong to it. The disco- a most valuable and interesting series. They We have no doubt that a little time will bring telite very of the art in Italy is said to have been will commence with the matchless works of many objects of natural history, peculiar to the centre made about the year 1460, by Maso Fini- of Parmegjano and the artists of Lombardy: animal, vegetable and mineral kingdoma, particulati

regions of central Asia, and hitherto unknown in de guerra, a goldsmith of Florence. His works continuing progressively to comprehend the in the two former. This is an opinion which we buy are of the greatest rarity, and it is almost spirited and beautiful productions of the long entertained; but we are led to the expresadian dit hopeless, that a collector, of moderate for- Carracci and of Guido and his scholars, on the present occagion, by having been favoured child tune, should possess even a single specimen which the enlightened Bartsch has thought Major Latter, commanding in the the Rajah of ide

the perusal of a most interesting communication by him ; ýet 'I would give to him the mark of sufficient consequence to form a distinct territories, in the hilly country east of Nepaul, of honour, No. 1, proceeding with the next catalogue. M. 'Huber has brought up the Adjutant-general Nicol, and transmitted in chronological succession, 'as' thus:-Jalian School of Engraving as far as the the Marquis. of Hastings. This iniportant paper ani Maso Finiguerra, No. 1.-Baccio Baldim, year 1776, and it contains about 310 different fous animal, actually exists at this moment, in ta No. 2.-Antonio Pollajuollo, No. Ş.--San- artists. The systematic regularity I here re- ¢erior of Thibet, where it is well known to the dro Botticello, No. 4.Andrea Mantegna, commend will at first require a little atten-, tants

it affords

“ This (wc copy from the major's letter) is a range Brisiensis, No. 7.-1. A. de Bririensis, No. that no collector will regret the time and circumstance became known to meIn

be 8.-Jerome Mocetto, No. D. Nicoletto da trouble bestowed on such an arrangement. manuscript, containing the naines of different

entire Modena, No. 10.-Benedetto Montagna, The Sale Catalogue of Mr. Roscoe's col- procured the other day from the hills

, the No. 11 -Robetta; 'No. 12. Domenico lection, although it may not include the it in called the one-horned cso'pg. Upon angurie Campagnuola, No. 18...Julio Campagnuola, works of several arțists which may be desi- | kind of animal it was, to our No. 14. MARC ANTONIO RAIMONDI, table, will be of assistance in the ar.

son who brought me the manusnonishment No.:15, and iso on.

fangement

of the

Brent schools, but of the unicorn of the ancients : saying that itv The foregoing will serve to shew the this more especislly. For the series of En f the interior of Tribet, about the size of order of arrangement, 'as far as the time gravers, see page 27, for the Etchings page id; "seldom, if ever caught alive, but of Marc Antonio, whose works, with 11, and for the Wood Prints, &c. page 149. shot, and that the flesh was used for food. those of his scholars, form so brilliant an and it may be proper to notice here that, in

The person (Major Latter adds) who gave epoch in the art of engraving, in Italy . The the “ Manuel," the series comprehends the thie informácion, has repeatedly seen the

eaten the flesh of them. They go together in works of the artists' before his time are Works of every Artist : the Engộaver au (like our wild buffaloes; and are' çery frequently poore objects of curiosity than excellence, burin, the Wood Engraver "en bois,

met with on the borders of the great desert although many of thein, especially those of the Etching "a l'cau' forte," &c. But 1 month's journey from Lessa, in that part of this

inhabited by the wandering Tartars.? Andrea Mantegna, evince no coinmon share would advise the amateur to place each of of ability." bil vie sa ti these particular walks of Art as well as the made by the messenger, Erom recollection : it be

This communication is accounpanied by a From Marc' Antonio and his school, to Mezzotinta and Aquatinta, if he thinks the resenublance to a

curved horn, growing out of the forehcad, and the time of Agostino Carracci and his scholar two latter worthy of his notice 26

"Villamena, the works of every máster are port-folio, and he will find no difficulty in scribed by Plin. From its herding sogether, a worth possessing, and will follow in an in-effecting a chronological arrangement of unicorn of the scriptures is said to do, w well as teresting succession. Beyond the time of them as he has done his Engravings.

120che rest of the description, it is evident ébat it a the latter, it will remain for the taste or in

in the rhinoceros, which is a solitary animal; besides In my next next I shall offer a few

a few remarks on jor La states that in the Tbibetian Dapustite clination of the amateur to decide how much further he will go ; if after that period he and remain, sir, truly yours, the German, Flemish, and Dutch rhinoceros is described under the name of

classed with the elephant ; neither (says he) wild horse,

Well know in Thibet, for that also continues to collect, I should advise him to

AN AMATEUR. different name, and is classed in the MS. with form a separate port-folíol of the “ later

mals which have the hoofa undivided, I have Italian School," in which he may place some very fine specimens, and even enrich himself The Fall of Carthage-bridge. The superb structure

procure me a perfect skin of the with the works 'of the justly celebrated of all mais completo el suelo yboth and hoofd, but it will be a long tile before Raphael Morgken.","40920 od nas conseling Suddenly and unexpectedly it fell into the immensegull get it down for chiegrate not to be met with messer

over which it is erected, the afternoon of the 2nd May, a month's journey from Lase. Mi son soutien Before I quit the notice of the Italian 1820. This Badge was a single of iron, which tă?

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art; the wood outs and PRINTS À CHIA ROH se le in Theodore the one chosen locatie en de en momento problem for
SCORO, should forma" olie contents of sepa-the state of New York. (New Jersey paper.)
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SINGULAR PHENOMENA OF EGYPT.

CURIOSITIES IN THE ARTS.

bim and his customers. It was this difficulty, no

doubt, that suggested to village post-men the (From Beltoni's Travelo.)

Petrus Ramus tells us of a wooden eagle and an iron friendly, practice of displaying ibeir uncalled-for dy, made by Regiomontanus, a famous mathematician letters in the office window, where they migbt baply

of Nuremburg, whereof the first few forth out of the meet the eye either of the perron for whom they "A strong wind ehat farose this day leado me to city, aloft in the air, me the Emperor Maximiliana were jatended, or of some good-natured neighbour, Beation some particulars of tbe phenomena that often good way, off, coming towards it, and having salured who, if he had nof money to “ loose" the same kappen in Egype. The first I shall notice is the whirl him, recurned again, waiting on him to the city gates: would at least apprise his friends that such things

The second, at a feast, whereto be had invited his far awaited them. But in Galluway they manage these einds, which occur all the year round, but especially miliar friends, flew forth from his hand, and, taking a w the elme of the car seeni wind, which begins in round, returned thicker again, to the great astonish matters better, and particularly in that secluded April, and lasts fifty days. Hence the name of cam. ment of the beholders; both of which the excellent region which streiches between the Glenkens and

Newton stewart, ibey have adopted a mode of comwhich in Arabic signifies fifty. It generally pen of the noble Du Bartás rarely és pressed. Hows from south-west, and lasts four, ave, or sil days, Scaliot, a blacksmith, made a lock, consisting of eleven of the days of Lot and Abram. In this part of the

In the twentiech year of Queen Elizabeth, Mark muuication, which in point of simplicity, is worthy otthout varying, so very strong, that it raises the sandt pieces of ironi, steel, and brass, all which, together country the farms are very large, and at the exvapeat kieight, forming a general cloud, so thick that with a pipe key to it, weighed but one grain of gold, tremity, or as near as may be to the extremity

of impossible to keep the eyes open, if not under links, whereunto having fastened the luck and key be berds denominate the pust office. · Well, the per

He also made a chain of gold, consisting of forty-three each farm, there is generally a rock, which ile tel. k is troublesome even to the Arabs, it forces tore mentioned, he put the chalo about fea's neck son, we shall say, who resides in the least remote

mod laco the houses ébrough every cranny, and which drew them all with ease. All ebese together farm, sends to the neighbouring village or burgte Elle everything with it. The caravans cannot proceed weight of them was but une grain and a ball-Faybian, town, for the newspaper, which

he has no sovner desarts; the boats cannot continue their voy: Anss. p. 128

perused, than he commits it to the care of a sturdy And the travellers are

é obliged to eat sana in spice Joyemecides was also eicellent in that kind of work herd, who forth with deposits it in some chink of tbe dheir teeth. The whole is like a chaos. Often a manship. He wrought out of ivory, a carriage, with rock already mentioned; from this place it is picked

atley of sand and small sones gtidbally ascendo co piso that a dy might cover them all with her wings: his tuen, forwarde it to some second slation and the me height, and forms a column sixty or seventy The same man made a ship, with all her tackling to it, this way, we are told, the Dumfries and Galloway et la dimeter, and so thick, that were it steady on so small that a bee, mighe hide d with her wings. Courier will pas dice tbe,, number of miles, in the ra

de um Bliancar. 1. p. wolrd within its own circumference, but rúnó in

15. Servius de Une Asmar: p. 56.

Oswaldus Norlingerie, the most excelleat artisan of course of $ day or two, illumipating the liegen i brelor direction over a great space of ground, comchio of any former noget, made 1600 dishes of turned every turn and carrying the newe.pod novelties par a maioraining itself in motion for half an bóur, ivory, all perfect and complete in every part, yet so London to the samost

recenses of Loch Doon or bere le fall to accumulares a mati biti of sand. small, thin, and slender, ibat all of them were in Loch Dongeon. -Dumfries Paper.

cluded at once in a cup turded out of a pepper-corn of God help the poor traveller who is caughe under it!

the common bignes. Johannes Carolus Shad, of MiThe next phenomenon is the mirage, often descri- telbracb, carried this wonderful work wich' him to ibyaavetlers, who assert baving been deceived by te. Rome, showed it to Pupe Paul the. Fifth, who saw and

COMPARATIVE NUMBER OP TIL

THE TE at a distance it appears to them like water. This is counted them all by the help of a pair of spectacles ;

AT BIRTA. ataly the face, and I'must confess that I have beep He then gave liberty to as many as would ore shem ved myself, even after I was aware of it. The amongst whom were Gaspar Scioppius, and Johannes The celebrated M. Hufeland, of Berlini baslasentada niti blance to water, and the strong destre for Faber, of Bamberge,

physician, in Rome.Petr. Ser his Jourpal of Practical Medicine, some mitertiting obe dement, made me conclude, in spite of all my not to be deceived, that it was really water showed openly, cannoks of wood, with their carriages, sexes at birth. The number of males born

doobedonge Baptista Ferrarius, a Jesuit, not long nince ratione in illustration of the comparative nukibeto ar kt generally appears like a dtin lakė, so unmoved wheels, and all other military furniture. (small and females, observes the learned Profcssor, seems to be wind, that every thing above is to be seen most bendicontou must china for a wenty-five of these to 20, over the whole earth; and before they reach the mly reflected by is, which is the principal cause peatly made, were altogether contained and included age of puberty, the proportion of the sexeain reduced

to perfect equality, for more boys than gizls die before mit arise above the borizon of the mirage, che ceeded not the common bigness.-Servii Disserl. de they are fourteen. After extending his interesting conta le seen perfectly at a great distance. If the tra

Armariot p. 67. 68.

At Tibur or Tivoli, near Rome, in the gardens of parison over animated nature in general, Proleanor stand elevated much above the mirage, the Hippolitus d'Este, Cardinal of Ferrara, there are re Hufeland enters into an inquiry peculiar to himsell, to rent water seems less uniced, and less deep; for, as presentations of sundry

birds, siering on the cops of endeavouring to ascertain the principles and commenca ja look down upon it, there is not thickness trees, which, by hydraulicart, and secret conveyances ment of the equality of the sexes. In some familien, la the vapour on the surface of the ground to crees, are made 20 sing and clap their wings; buc, a says he, equality evidently does not hold. Ig some, the al the earth from the sight. . But if the traveller the sudden appearance of an owl out of a bush of the children are all boys, in others, all girls. He next pra a level with the borizon of the mirage, he can. same artifice, they imniediately become all mute and ceeds to take several families, as 20, 30, 40, or Bo, te

through it, so that it appears to bin clear silent. In he was the work of Claudius Gallus, Posse one place, in conjunction, or small villages of 150 By putting my head first to the ground, and vious informs us. --Hist. Man. Arts, c. 3. p. 57.

300 inhabitants. But eventhen the just proportion was mounting a camel, the height of which frötn the

not yet established. In some years, only boys, in others and might have been about ten feet at the most, I

PRIMITIVE POST OFFICE.

only girls were born; nay, this disproportion continued great difference in the appearance of the

for a series of a year or two, but by uniting ter of Afeen On approaching te, it becomes thioner, and - if agitated by the wind,

like a field of ripe considerable town, receive their letters as regularly considered, that what took place in small populatione

Pervons who by living within the precincts of a years together, the regular equality appeared. He next I gradually vanishes as the traveller approaches

, their bol rolls, and who can at any time divert must take place every year in larger societies and be at last entirely disappears when he is on the spot. the ennui of a vacant evening by a visit to a public accordingly found it confirmed by actual cauteration The third phenomenon is the locusts. These ani. Pews-room or circulating library, have no adequate He went so far as, by the aid of the Minister of State

I have seen in such clouds, chat ewice the number idea of the avidity with which their brethren of the Schackmann, to ascertain the comparative Dumber of the same spice would form an opaque mass which country devour 3 new publication, or the xhifts ld wholly intercepe the rays of the sun, and cause the world around them.

they are sometimes put io in communicating with boys and girls born in one day over the whole Prússian

lo the perfection of her dominions, and the result corresponded with his antici plete darkness. They alight on fields of corn, or mail.coach and post-office systems, Great Britain pation. The general conclusions' arrived at by Ma

vegetables, and la a few minutes devout their is allowed to surpass every other couatry upon the Hufeland are as follow : Kale produce. The natives make a grese noise to face of the earth, but still there are many inland and 1st. There is an equal number of male and female ishten them away in vain; and, by way of retaliation pastoral districts, in which the horn of the post-boy born in the human race.-2d. The equality occur every catch and ex tkiem when fted, conildering them would be a prin prenter phenomenon than the ary day in á population of ten millions

... Byery work Paper in form, about two inches in length. They country letter-carrier cummonly is it cannot be ex-in 100,000.- sth. Every month in 50,000.comth. Every

graverae ibie wlang year in 10,000.-6th. And in small societica of several time generally of yellow or cold colors, bue obere Scotch miles, and embrace the whole circle of miligt, every ten op dieen yearthnagel Thas is done non e no red and name green."

moors wid dhoreca munie o';" that Iye between occur in individual familien

1

Poetry.

For 1, 'on life, and ocean's ware

By adverse winds have long been tons Albeit to me, the sailor's grave

Has somewhat of its terrors lost Perchance, neglect-misfortune's rust

(That gathered not, in prosperous bour) Has formed around my heart a crust,

That deadens youthtial pity's power. Seek you a picture sad and chaste

Which lively as their lives shall shine ? Bid Genius snatch the brush from Taslama

Be his the hand-for weak is mine.-.
One tomb is reared upon the cliff,
It bears the youth and maidth

's names And the fisher pauses in his skiff

To tell their worth, their love, their fans

[ORIGINAL)

ALFRED.--A BALLAD.

St. James's, Liverpool, Dec. 1820.

FAUSTINA MARATTI TO HER RIVA,

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But cries were heard, and murmers deep;

The slumberer started from his pillow :
Then all was hushed, save from the steep

The bursting of th'unbridled billow,
At morn the shivered planks were washed,

And masts and cordage to the beach :
Young Alfred, mid the breakers dashed,

No more his Emma's bower shall reach ! She, haples maid ! in speechless woc,

Heard the dread death her lover met: One sob ;-her cheek resigned its glow !

One shriek ;-her mind in darkness set !! And she would seek the mountain's slope,

And gazing on the watery waste, Would cry, still cheered by angel Hope,

"O haste thee homeward'! Alfred, haste !" Aud when the distant bark she spied.

Bounding she'd cry " at last 'tis he :"
It passed : the wayward breeze she'd chide,

That kept her love so long at sea.
And still his name hung on her lip,

And she would trace with lily hand,
The figure of his gallant ship,

Upon the smooth untrodden sand.'
And frenzied thought would man the poop,

And fill with summer winds the sail,
While he, the noblest of the group,

Would seemn his faithful bride to hail The vision's gone! On the wide waste

Nor bark nor boat are seen có glide, Gone as the ship het hand had traced

"Engulphed by the returning uide. He perished, whelmed by wave and wind

Death preved, but seized not, on her forai, And deeper whelmed, her lovely mind

Was wreckedyet doomed to feel the morm. Her bosom torn, in maniac mood,

Yet glow'd with Love's unperished fire; Like embers on the cold wind strewed

That fiercer glow ere they expire. The rose has ceased her cheek to press,

Quenched are her blue eye's tender rayo: The wreck of all her loveliness,

The frantic laugh: the vacant gaze! And she with shells would deck the care,

And sing, amid the ocean's din* Oh! haste thee homeward-Alfred brave,

This, surely, all thy smiles shall win." At length the dawn of reason broke,

And slowly brightening o'er her soul,' Confused, as if from dreams, she woke,

Dreams that could sicken_not console And she has sought the giddy steep.

Once more to list the billows rave: She wept--but did not curse that deep;

She could not 'twas her lover's grave! A bark afar was seen to pass ;

Why did she there her blue eyes tur ? “ Heaven may have spared ! perhaps" Alas!

Thy Alfred's bark shall ne'er return! Rushed on her soul the tale, too true,

1 That he had perished far away, Their vows their tender, mute adier

Their hopes of many a happier day He was her hope, her joy, her life:

She felt like sole surviving wretch, Spurned on a rock in Ocean's strife,

Where, never arm in aid could stretch. "Oh! we shall meet, and ne'er to part !"

Her sob was agonized and deep.
She droops,burst is ber tender heart;

She falls, insensate, o'er the steep!
Her grave is near the stormy firth,

And there the loud voracious deep,
That swallowed all her hopes on earth,

Now lulls her in eternal sleep.
And I have sought the mountain heath

A few wild flowers around to twine : 'Tis worthy of a fairer wreathe,

And culled by gentler hands than mine. "Hope deferred maketh ure heart sick."-Solomon..

Messina's port was far behind,

And darkness gathered o'er the sky,
And loud, and louder blew the wind;

And Alfred's eye no star could spy :
And Alfred from the billows dark,

The Hag's wild birds could faintly hear;
Those birds that ne'er approach the bark,

Save when the furious storm is ncar.
His pride was, o'er the waters blue,

His course from realm to realm to form :
Por him his crew would dare-would do

The fearless children of the storm.
In danger's front, inured to stand

They coursed afar unfathomed fields ;
And well they honoured that command,"

Which bravery but to bravery yields
Young Alfred's form had long withstood,

Unstrung, the tempest's rudest shock,
Regardless of the raging flood,

When distant from the fatal rock.
What though his speech in tempest hour,

Was rude as winter's crested seas;
At Love or Friendship's sacred power

Twas gentle as the summer breeze :!' The steady fire that 'Ilumed his eye

.Told-all that man dared do, he'd dare,
All, save from Honour's lists to fly,

Or cease the prostrate foe to sparc.
Yet he was conquered ; doomed to yield;

Pierced by the shafts from beauty's eyes
Pot what avails the warriors shield

Gainst Beauty's smiles, or Beauty's sigbs ?
Ah! why should I his prowess sing?

Why sing her angel form and bloom !
Their virtues can but keener wring

The lover's heart to learn their doom.
And can oblivion bring relief?

The Tragic Muse sighs, sadly, “No!
" For there is luxury in the grief,

That clings to distant tales of woe."
The wave now drenched the slippery deck,

The lightning darted from above
Nor wind nor wave his thoughts could check

Of Emma's worth, of Emma's love.
Oh! what can human skill avail,

When o'er the lee the breakers roar!
The furious blast bursts every sail

The staggering bark drifts to the shore.
The anchor's gone : 0, vain their toil;

She strikes, each seam the torrent drinks ;
Around, the yawning billows boil:

Heard you that cry? she sinks ! she sinks!
That cry! what worlds of thought were there!

When, the bark crashing 'neath their feet,
Youth, hope, and strength, and grim despair

In one wild struggling grapple meet !
When the briglat gleams of joyous life

With lightning's speed to memory roll;
Quenched sudden in the deadly strife,

While doubt and darkness wrap the soul.
Tis past !_One hut o'erlooked the strand;

Within, unconscious, all reposed,
When o'er young Alfred and his band

The boiling waves for ever closed.
These astmal birds are known to seamen by the name of
Mother Cary's Chickenk.

Thou ! who too long in soft and rosy chaino Heldst the dear object of my heart's best cares

Whose angel smile he stil? delights to praise 1 Whose long loose tresses he still deems so fair,

Say! did thy Syren congue's seducing stralba His wrapt attention ever fail to move ?

Did e'er those eyes on his their radiance berd, Nor met responsive tenderness and love?

From that fair face could he avert his face!., To those soft accents turn a listless ear?

Ah, no! in me alone his cold disdain Wakes the unheeded sigh, the unpitied lest.

But why that rosy blush, that downcast eye, Those swift emotions which my fears fulfil?

Speak! answer ! speak! Nay, answer am ; ferbes Oh! tell me not the false one loves thee will!

LG

[Note by a Correspondent) Paustina MARATTI was the daughter of the rest brated painter Carlo Maratti, and wife of the poet Esa ainbatisca Zapphi. She died 1710, at Adcovia.

SONG,

(From Moore's National Akra)

Then fare thee well, my own dear love!

This world has now for us
No greater grief, no pain above
The pain of parting thus, dear lors!

The pain of parting thus
Had we but known, since first we met

Some few short hours of bliss ;
We might, in numbering them, forget

The deep, deep pain of this, dear love!

The deep, deep pain of this. But no! alas we've never seen

One glimpse of pleasures ray: But still there came some cloud between,

And chased it all away, dear loret

And chased it all away.
Yet e'en could those sad moments last,

Far dearer to my heart
Were hours of grief together past;

Than years of mirth apart. dear lore !

Than years of mirth apart. Parewell! our hope was born in fears,

And nurs'd 'mid vain regrets ; Like winter suns it rose in tears,

Like them in tears it sets, dear love!

Like them in tears it sete.

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