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give you | Castle steam-boat, and employed her on the river Porth, consequence of communications made to him by foreigne an account of the number of steam-boats built in Scotland, between Leith and Stirling; he afterwards took her to residing abroad, is in possession of certain improvemed and

what have te?n sold of these to England, Ireland, the Inverness, where she has been for two years plying be- in machinery for making velvets, and other cut works Continent, West Indies and America. There have been tween that town and

Port Augustus, going seven miles by 7th October. - 4 months. built about 95 steam-boats, the cost of which will average the Caledonian Canal, and twenty-three miles along Loch To John Ham, of West Coker, Somersetshirt, vinega about £4000 each. Sunk capital is £380,000. Of that Ness. Many other boats were successfully established maker, for his improved process for manufacturing vineja number there have been forty sold from the ports of the about this time on the

Forth and Clyde, and several on the 7th October. - 4 months. river Clyde, that were built and finished there. Last year rivers Tay, Thames, Mersey, and Humber, and between To Matthew Bush, of West Ham, Essex, calios-printer

, no less than fifty-five steam vessels were plying in Scotland, Southampton and the Isle

of Wight; but it was not till for certain improvements in machinery or apparitu fak thirty-two of them belonging to the Clyde.

the year 1818 that a steam-boat was made use of to per printing calicoes, and other fabrics.-7th Oct.—6 martha Suppose these Afty-five steam vessels employ

form regular voyages at sea. In this year the Rob Roy, of To John Shaw, of Millcown, in the parish of Ghost 550 men, allowing ten men to each vessel,

90 tons, built by Mr. Denny, of Dumbarton, and with an Derbyshire, farmer, for his transverse spring slides their wages at the average of 30s per week,

engine of thirty-horse power, made by Mr. Napier, of trumpets, trombones, French-horns, bugles, and ever (including captain and steward's wages, will

Glasgow, plied regularly between Greenock and Bel- other musical instrument of the like nature.-7th October amount to ............

-£32,175 0 0 fast, and proved the practicability of extending the use - 2 months. Suppose the average consumption of coals to be

of the steam-engine to sea navigation. In the year ToJobn Thomas Hodgson, of William-street, Lambed four tons per day, for 39 weeks in the year,

1819, the Talbot, of 150 tons, built by Messrs. Wood, Surry, veterinarian, for certain improvements in the can at 123. 6d. per ton

32,175 0 with two "thirty. horse engines, made by Mr. Napier, struction and manufacture of shoes, or substances for Another sum is to be added for harbour dues,

plied daily between Holyhead and Dublin throughoui the for horses and other cattle, and method of applying out of which the Glasgow harbour dues were

whole summer and autumn, and successfully encountered same to the feet.—7th October.—6 months. £3,306 178. for steam-boats alone .......... 6,600 0 o many severe gales. In the year 1820, the Ivanhoe, of 170 To Philip Chell, of Earle's-court, Kensington, Middle Ten per cent. tear and wear, on 55 steam-boats at £4,000 each, is......

tons, built by Mr. Scott, with two thirty-horse engines, sex, Esq. for his improvements in machinery for

22,000 0 made by Mr. Napier, was established on the same station; roving, and spinning of flax, wool, waste silk, e And ten per cent, profit on the capital invested

and in 1821, the Postmasters-General introduced steam. fibrous substances. -14th October.- 6 months.

22,000 0 o boats at Holyhead and Dover, for the conveyance of the To John George Bodnier, of No. 50, Oxford-stree So that the annual recelpts ought to be ..... - £114,850 0 0 Bruce, Waterloo, Eclipse, Superb, Majestic, and Cambria, civil engineer, for certain improvements in the machines

mails. During these last three years, the Belfast, Robert Charlton-row, in the parish of Manchester, Lancashire If we suppose that each passenger pays as the number power, for conveying passengers between Greenock and cotton and wool.-14th October 6 months

To James Gunn, of Hart-street, Grosvenor-square, HB you the commerce by steam navigation in Scotland, for and between Liverpool and Bagilt, in Flintshire. All dlesex, coachmaker, for certain improvements in shell which the public is in a great degree indebted to your these vessels, except the Cambria and Belfast, were con. carriages.- 1412 October.com6 months most obedient and humble servant,

HENRY BELL.
structed in the Clyde. In the year 1821, the City of Edin- To William Philip Weise, of Tooley-street

, Southwart

, burgh and the Mountaineer were established, to go between Surry, manufacturer, for certain improvements in the pre Extract from a Report of the House of Commons.

Leith and London; and, in the present year, there have paring and making waterproof cloth, and other material .: The first instance of applying steam to vessels is that been already fitted for sea the St. Patrick and the St. George, for the manufacturing of hats, bonnets, caps, and weari which occurred in 1736, when Mr. Hull obtained letters at Liverpool ; the James Watt, for the Leith and London apparel, and in manufacturing the same therefron -patent for the construction of a steam-boat for towing station ; the Swift, to go between Brighton and Dieppe ; October. - 6 months.

To Henry Marriott, of Fleet-street, London, ins vessels in and out of port. The application of paddle the Sovereign and the Union, between Dover and Calais; wheels, now so generally adopted, appears to have been and the Lord Melville, to go regularly between London monger, for an improvement on water-closets.—14h Oste originally suggested by this patent. Mr. Hull proposed Bridge and Calais. Twelve more are in hand, and will

be 2 months. to employ the atmospheric engine of Newcomen, which, completed this summer. Perry-boats, propelled by steam, To James Petlow, of Manchester, Lancashire, Feater by means of a crank, communicating with the working sufficiently commodious to carry carriages, horses, and cat for certain improvements in power looms for weaving beam, imparted a rotatory action to the wheels and paddle, have been established, with great public

utility, on the rious articles. -14th October. 6 months, dles which were placed in the bow of the vessel. Next in libeland? Anda den the Severm, the Mersey, and the beth, Surry, engineers, for their method od

To Henry Maudslay and Joshua Field, both of Lait in succession were the experiments of the Duke of Bridge. Humber, and at other ferries." water, to use steam-boats for towing barges on canals;

for continually changing the water used in boiler for go and then came those of Mr. Miller, of Dalswinton, in the

nerating steam, particularly applicable to the boilers of county of Dumfries, in a double vessel, with a wheel in

steam.vessels making long royages, by preventing the the middle. But after Mr. Hull came the Marquis de

Scientific Becords. deposition of salt or other subsiances contained in for Jouffrey, who unguestionably holds the most distinguished [Comprehending Notices of new Discoveries or Improve and rendering the boilers inore lasting.145ch Octobetrank in the list of practical engineers, who have added to ments in Science or Art; including, occasionally, sin. 6 months the value of the invention : in 1781 he constructed a

gular Medical Cases Astronomical, Mechanical, Phi. steam-boat at Lyons of 140 feet in length; and with this he made several successful experiments on the river Soane.

losophical, Botanical, Meteorological,

and Mineralogical Phenomena, or singular Facts in Natural History; while boring for soft water, at the foundry of Me

A singular fact in geology has been lately disclose In 1795, Lord Stanhope constructed a boat to be moved Vegetation, &c.; Antiquities, &c.; List of Patents ;-Cawood, in this town. For the first 80 yards, the bori by steam. . In 1801, Mr. Symington tried a boat that was to be continued in a series through the Volume.) propelled by steam on the forth and Clyde navigation.

irons were not affected in any manner out of the use Still no practical uses resulted from any of those attempts.

LIST OF NEW PATENTS.

way; beyond that point they became possessed of a high It was not till the year 1806, when the Americans begao To Francis Henry William Needham, of David-street, trated to the depth of 60 yards ; afterwards the attract

magnetic power, which continued till the irons had pe to use steam-boats on their rivers, that their safety and Middlesex, Esq. for his improved method of casting steel ceased, and the boring is now proceeding witham ucility was first proved. But the whole merit of construct --Dated in October, 1821.6 months allowed to enrol effects being produced upon the Pron out of the ordina ing these boats is due to natives of Great Hititain. Mr. specification. Henry Bell, of Glasgow, gave the first model of them to

way.-Leeds Mercury.

To Walter Poreman, Esg. of Bath, Somersetshire, comMr. Pulton, and went over to Anierica to assist him in mander in the royal navy, for certain improvements in the establishing them; and Mr. Pulton got the engines he construction of steam-engines.-7th October.-6 months. Biographical Notices. used in his first steam-boat on the Hudson river from To Frederick Benecke, of Deptford, Kent, verdigris Messrs. Bolton and Watt. Steam navigation seems to manufacturer, and Daniel Towers Shears and James Henry

LORD BYRON. have made great progress from this time in America. It Shears, of Fleet-market, London, coppersmiths, who, in appears from the Report of the Select Committee of the consequence of a communication from a certain foreigner,

(Continued from our last. Sessions of 1807, on this subject, that there were then are in possession of certain improvements in the making, seventeen large steam-boats in constant employment on preparing, or producing of spelter or zinc.-7th October, the American rivers, besides ferry-boats. A list of steam. 6 months.

The following anecdote, from Captain Medwin's wo

is quite io the Eastern style :boats has been published by Mr. Robinson, which shows, To Pierre Alegre, of Kerez de la Frontero, Spain, en- • One of the principal incidents in The Gigour, that, on the Mississippi alone, the tonnage of those in gineer , now residing at Colet-place, Commercial-road, rived from a real occurrence, and one too in which

tay work at present amounts to 7259 tons, and of those build- Middlesex, for his improved

and economical method of was nearly and deeply interested ; bat an unwillingne ing to 5995 tons. There are now, in all, about 300 steam generating steam, applicable to steam-engines and other have it considered a traveller's tale, made me support boats in use in America.

useful purposes. 7th October. - 2 months. “Mr. Bell continued to turn his talents to the improve

fact of its genuineness. The Marquis of Sligo, who

To Humphry Jeffreys, of Park-street, Bristol, merchant, the particulars of the story, reminded me of them in ment of steam apparatus, and its application in various for his improved flue or chimney for furnaces and other land, and wondered I had not authenticated them ? manufactures about Glasgow, and in 1811 constructed the purposes. -7th October.- 2 months.

Preface : Comet steam-boat, of 25 tons, with an engine of four? To Robert Dickenson, of Park-street, Southwark, Surry, “When I was at Athens, there was an ediet in horse power, to navigate the Clyde between Glasgow and Esq. for his improvement or improvements in the manu similar to that of Ali's, except that

the mode of puni the Helensburgh Baths, established by him on an exten- facture and construction of metal casks or barrels, for the ment was different. It was necessary, therefore, the sive scale. The success of this experiment led to the con- conveyance of goods and products by sea or otherwise.ch love affairs should be carried on with the greatest pri struction of steam boats, by other persons, of larger di- October.--6 months

I was very fond at that time of a Turkish girl-, superseded Mr. Bell's small boat on the Clyde, it was en square, Middlesex, carpenter, for certain improvements in well, till the Ramazen, for forty days, which is rather

To Francis Richman, of Great Pultney-street, Golden, of her as I have been of few women. All went or larged, and established as a regular packet between Glas- the construction of fire-escapes, part of which caid improve long fast for lovers : all intercourse between the cere gow and the western end of the Caledonian canal at Fort- ments are likewise applicable to other purposes.--7th Oct forbidden by law, as well as by religion. During Waliam, by way of the Crinan Canal, in Argyleshire. 6 months. Mr. Bell about the same time constructed the Stirling To Stephen Wilson, of Streatham, Şurry, Esq. who, in quit their apartments. I was in despair, and could hard patrise to get a cinder, or a token flower sent to express it. curls, and was, for a crop, rather long. He tells us in his self from the house (they live together) most of the time

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Fe had not met for several days, and all my thoughts writings, that it was grey at thirty; at present it is very we were there on that account. "By the way, as I have rest occupied in planning an assignation, when, as ill fate generally and thickly interspersed with grey hairs, but the heard somes disputes as to the pronunciation of the great seuld have is, the means I took to effect it led to the dis natural colour (light auburn) is likely to preponderate at poet's name, I may mention, that he read a document to overy of our secret. The penalty was death-death with. least till forty; the greyness does not appear much, except us, in which he had occasion to speak of himself in the pat reprievas horrible death, ai which one cannot think when very close. His eyebrows and lashes are darker than third person six or eight times, and he always pronounced

theat shuddering! An order was issued for the law his hair, or as dark; but his mustachios are nearly white, it Biron ; the i sounded as in French or Italian.” eing put into immediate effect. In the mean time 1 and by no means improve his appearance. Upon the Bez nothing of what had happened, and it was deter- whole, his head is one of the finest I ever saw, although ained that i should be kept in ignorance of the whole not according in many particulars with what the sculptor of Lord Byron, thus sketches his character in his obser

Mr. Leigh Hunt, of the Examiner, who had seen much fir til it was too late to interfere. A mere accident adopts as perfection. He has wonderful power and variety salycabled me to prevent the completion of the sentence of expression ; but while I had occasion to observe him, vations on Captain Medwin's work : Is taking one of my usual evening ndes by the sea side, that of gaiety was chiefly put forth. We remained five hours " Looking at the general impression likely to be proshen I observed a crowd of people moving down to the with him, and had lancheon or rather an early dinner.- duced by this volume, we think, that, in many respects, sheet

, and the arms of the soldiers glittering among them. He talked with •• first about several people who were it will tend to correct some prevalent impressions in regard They were not so far off, but that I thought I could now known to both, from their circle of society being the same. to the character of Lord Byron very materially. Without nd then distinguish a faint and stifled shriek. My cu- He then went to general subjects, and rattled away in the settling the degree of blame on his part in the fracas with

aty was forcibly excited, and I despatched une of my most amusing, quaint and playful way, exactly as you Lady Byron, it proves that his feelings, however comBlasters to inquire the cause of the procession. What would expect from the author of Beppo, Don Juan, and batted by occasional resentment and inconsistency, were

my horror to learn that they were carrying an unfor- the Vision of Judgment. I sought in vain among his those of a man and a father, and that with much way.

ate girl, sewn up in a sack, to be thrown into the seu ! lineaments for the gloom, the grief, and despair which wardness and self-engrossment, he was any thing but the Sid not hesitate as to what was to be done. I knew I lower over the greatest portion of his other productions. morose and globiny misanthrope which he has been vul.

ald depend on my faithful Albanians, and rode up to His demeanour to us was frank and kind, and his manner garly, esteemed. He himself denominates his perversity be officer commanding the party, threatening, in case of was, as I said before, that of Don Juau—rouè el insouci. inherited; and without implicitly admitting this sort of

refusal to give up his prisoner, that I would adoptant. When we expressed our surprise (I mean to give inheritability, temperament is doubtless often hereditary, ans to compel him. He did not like the business he you an idea of his manner) that the Greeks should remain although the extraordinary Doctor, to whom we have Son, or perhaps the determined look of my body-guard, in such a state of inactivity and not endeavour to render before alluded, observes, that he must not lay this fat. I consented to accompany me back to the city with the their present insecure fastnesses by every means in their tering unction to his soul as an excuse for his aberrations whom I soon discovered to be my Turkish favourite. power more tenable, he laughed most heartily, and said that is to say, he will be danıned nevertheless. This Fice it to say, that my interference with the Chief Ma- that they depended much on the Turkish want of enter-mode of reasoning the practice in the courts below doubt. rate, backed by a heavy bribe, saved her; but it was prise. When we represented how easy it would be to burn less fully bears out, where the inevitability of a man's

on condition that I should break off all intercourse the Turkish squadron (two frigates, ewo corvettes, and meriting the halter, who is bred up by pickpockets, can

ker, and that she should immediately quit Athens, four briga) he said that that was a serious operation to them never be taken into consideration in awarding judgment. a be sent to her friends in Thebes. There she died, a that would require months of preparation. He then went Whether hereditarily perverse or not, Lord Byron was days after her arrival, of a fever-perhaps of love." on_“ Damme, I asked Mavrocordato a night or ewo ago, educated like a man of rank, and apparently with less

to go out in a boat in the evening with me aud smoke a than the usual control; and the union of aristocratical The following pleasant and minute narrative of an in- segar against them" (looking quite serious) and, would prejudices and strong passions with commanding intellect

iew with Lord Byron is an extract from a private letter, you believe it?--he refused !" While making himself and genius, necessarily produced proportionate conse rith which we have been favoured, written a short time very busy to bring about the dinner, which was not a very quences, as in the case of Alfieri, whose character and revious to the death of the patriot poet.—Examiner. easy task, his butler drew a bottle of wine : “What wine career exceedingly resembled those of Lord Byron. One

We found the great man (Mavrocordato) sur. is ihat, Fletcher ?” inquired his Lordship....1 don't of the results of high birth is self-engrossment, and possibly manded by thirty or forty men, armed after the manner know" responded Fletcher. " Then away with it,” rejoined it is almost equally common to acknowledged genius; and, of the country, with richly chased pistols and ataghans, he, smiling, "I hate an anonymous wine.” Speaking of and consequently, when they are united, a double portion of while he, on the contrary, was in a French dress blue looking at his arms, led to a conversation upon dexterity in waywardness is the result

. We perceive, in these anccbat, drab waistcoat, wide blue pantaloons, and boots, all using them. He instantly produced a brace of pistols, and dotes, proofs of great humanity, benevolenee, and sym. nach worn and badly brushed. His conplexion is swar- as • is a good shot, they fired several times each at pathy; but it cannot be concealed, that the importance of hy, his face rather broad, an aquiline nose, eyes large, bottles. His Lordship never missed; he even hit a small Lord Byron in his own eyes is uniformly conspicuous. As black, and expressive ; and on the whole his countenance fragment of the deck of a bottle previously broken. He a public character, we are rather disposed to rest on his im. indicates inteligence and shrewdness, but from his wear. laughed very heartily at a number of adventurers, who pulse and his undoubted energy, than on his principles, ing bis hair turned back, and hanging in bushy profusion come to Greece without a farthing, expecting high rank which both in politics and in religion, were avowedly latituabout his shoulders (he has no neck) and a huge pair of and high pay, and who, finding ni l'une ni l'autie, were dinarian. That energy was admirably adapted to the ex. ugly mustachios, he has a singular and not very preposses- taking themselves off in disgust. He says, that from his isting state of the Greek cause, and was felt accordingly; ang appearance : his height may be five feet six or seven. previous knowledge of the people and country, he knew but circumstances have prevented us from ever learning

*** The matter not being immediately adjusted, it what he had to expect, and that it is all well enough for him the nature of the opinions of this extraordinary man in became necessary to fix another meeting, and I availed by way of amusement. He disclaims all wish to take any respect to civil arrangement. On the strength of some Byself of the circumstance to assuage my curiosity by the lead among them; but he has accepted, at Mavrocordato's light conversation about presentiments and omens, we are ght of a personage much more interesting to me than all earnest request, the nominal command of an expedition pro-called upon to regard him as superstitious; just as if he Greek patriots together, and whom we before missed ;jected against Lepanto, which was to take place in a few potions, which, if carefully traced, usually spring out of mean Lord Byron, who had arrived a few days before days. The reason urged by Mavrocordato was, that the a portion of latent vanity, operating upon the willing com Cephalonia Well, suppuse me at Missolunghi for men would obey his Lordship better than himself; but at magination of individuals strongly distinguished from the te second time, and fairly ushered into the presence of the same time he said, that he expected they would all rest of mankind, were a proof of superstition in its more le Noble Bard. I assure you it was a great treat to me, desert, save five hundred Suliotes, which Lord B. has in general sense ! or, as if the indulgence of such surmises

me of the few realities which are not exceeded in an- his pay at the rate of three dollars a month each. He has necessarily implied a belief in the divine mission of Samtipation. Col. L. Stanhope, from the London Greek Com- also paid their fleet lately; and, in fact, is handing out his monocodom and the nine incarnations of Bramah ! The ittee, introduced us. We found the mighty son of song. in dollars liberally. He says that neither Greeks nor Turks same

ear-headed journalist calls himself a sceptic, and 100m with Turkish sofas, and its walls hung round with can fight without being roused, and regretted, from the then says, that he had no fixed belief, as a sort of con 223 of various descriptions, such as carabines, muskets, circumstance of the greatest part of his gin having “run sequence. We thought that even the old womanhood wwling-pieces, pistols, swords, sabres, a claymore, and through the bowels of his household,” that he had but immediately addressed were aware that a sceptic knew le three helmets which you may have seen quizzed in faint hopes of setting them by the ears. I counselled what he did not believe much better than what he did, me of the ministerial papers; his arms are emblazoned him to import a cargo of courage from Holland. He said and that the absence of a systematic faith was the essence neeh : motto" Crede Biron.” For with all his sins he wished he could, but a nearer quarter would suit him of the character, but possibly the school of the Doctor, nd errors on his head, he is a most fascinating man. He better. While tiring at the mark, a large Newfoundland like the college of Sganarelle, has subsequently changed te a dark green jacket, with rough black cuffs and col. dog, called Lion, was frisking about. I said, " That is an all that," a supposition his eternal liberties with fact and

and a profusion of black trimming, like the storm honest-looking tyke of yours." "Oh, ho!" he exclaimed, common sense tender extremely probable. ckets of some of the cavalry regiments ; a blue cap with "I find that you are half a countryman of mine.” [The

• To conclude: Lord Byron was a man of great genius scarlet border, a black waistcoat, wide blue pantaloons, writer is a native of Scotland.) What surprised me some and strong passions, habitually uncontrolled in the first th broad scarlet stripes, and boots. He is not so tall as what was, that just as he began to fire at the mark, he instance, and never very much mastered at any time. His nerally represented, being only about five feet nine inches. took something out of a small box. Happening to be with chief

vice, after all, appears to be that of the men of rank tatoops slightly, and is of a muscular make, especially out snuff at the time, I was instantly attracted; when, lo! I and fashion of the day generally, rendered more conspi. out the thighs. He is full-faced, and particularly broad discovered its contents to be, not ground, but cut tobacco, cuous by contempt of hypocrisy, more intense by the m the angle of one jaw to the other; he has a fine mouth of which he took out a small portion, and putting it into energy and peculiarity of his character, and dangerously d teeth ; nose neither large nor otherwise ; it is nearly his mouth, munched it with great assiduity, occasionally sentimentalized by the romance of a fervid imagination. aight, but has the least perceptible rise a little above the ejecting its juice. I felt angry at him for staining his very His failings, as we have already said, were indisputably idcle of its length, and perhaps from this to the point fine and white teeth. *** Colonel Stanhope is quite an en-self-engrossment,--and an ardent desire of distinction, le ning to hollowness; but these inequalities are very thusiast ; he is about

to establish printing presses, and has after all, his ruling passioti

. On the other hand, he was ling; it is broad from one nostril to another: his eyes one or two along with him. Byron says that if the press as certainly humane, benevolent, and generous, although fuil and light grey, or something between thrat and satirizes any particular individual, if he should not be able unequal and capricious even in the exercise of his virtues. e His forehead is high, and grows narrower as it to read the libel himself, he would get somebody to do it, His courage, energy, and enterprise are proved, in the Eids; it is naturally very smooth, but he frequently and

that then he would come down on the poor printer, volume, in numerous instances. In short, he was a great tracts it into deep wrinkles, and as suddenly unbends tie his press about his neck, and pitch him into the sea. man as it was; and setting aside the poet, we think that

His hair is fine and soft, as yet evincing no tendency Stanhope, who is a man of education and talent, does not within him lay the seeds of something more than was ever baldness: it is divided naturally into an infinity of spiral relish his Lordship’s jokes, and absolutely absented him. I developed."

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WHO ASSERTED THAT EVERY POET WAS A FOOL.

Correspondence.

grammar (language) should still be corrected ; and they
have made your good grammar into bad grammar, by

To Correspondents.
their corrections."

How can correction, which means in GBOLOGY.—The article on this subject, from the Amering
LORD BYRON.

composition rectifying, make good into bad, or make the
pure impure ? Your analysis can never render nonsense

Review, which we promised several weeks since, has been
TO THE EDITOR.
into sense, nor can all your sophistry make the paragraph

repeatedly displaced by other subjects, which, although

they possess less intrinsic and per manent merit, have more SIR, -Amongst many of the random assertions ascribed you talk so much about, reconcilable to perspicuity, as you

ephemeral claims to attention. So excellent a dissertation to the late Lord Byron, in his conversations lately published would have it stand. You say—“We did not mean to

as that in the American Review, will lose nothing by tempeby his friends, he is reported to have said, that the best say that the inhabitants subscribed the present ;" we

rary postponement, which shall be as little protracted a epigram with which he was acquainted was the following meant to say.." the inhabitants subscribed the purpose:

possible. your construction will therefore stand thus "The mag. ope, by Rogers: nificent present which the inhabitants of Liverpool sub.

At The following note, which was intended for another " They say he has no heart, and I deny it,

scribed the purpose to offer to Mr. Gladstone." This medium of publication, is quite in place in the Kaleida. He has a heart-and gets his speeches by it" reads smoothly ; does it not? When you serve the Mer.copeas the observation upon Lord Byron, which has Now, although this couplet is smart enough and neatly cury up as a side

dish, you had better have the flying elicited the

profound remarks of our brother editor

, apa torned, it is, after all, nothing better than a pun; and, on hare jugged, which you notice thus, in the last page of peared in the Kaleidoscope of last week. that account, not to be compared to numerous other epi- your paper William Gregson, of Hawkhurst, killed a EDITORIAL HYPERCRITICISM.--The following paragraph testy

dressed to Common Sense, in consequence of a note we bare grams which must be familiar to every reader of this you meant to inform us that he killed a hare and a received so subscribed, inquiring if we had seen the last species of composition. Hundreds might be cited which, pheasant, both Aying. I shall glance my eye upon you “ little discourse of the "fancy" editor of the Saturday's while they are to the full as well expressed, contain genu- now and then.

P. paper.-The profound'wiseacre of the Saturday's luminary ine wit, without the spurious admixture of pun. I have

November 4, 1824.

has been foundering again, owing, probably, to his habitus!

trick of “turning his eye" upwards, sidewise, or in my transcribed a few specimens, which occur to me on the

LECTURES ON FRENCH LITERATURE, &c.

other direction except straight forwards to his object. He spur of the moment, and which are, most probably, infe

We understand that Monsieur Trolé, of whose talents

chuckles at the thought that he has caught us rapping; rior in point to many others that might be adduced. and literary attainments public report speaks in the highest

and it is almost a pity to cross his vanity, by showing that Yours, &c. terms, is about to deliver a short course of lectures, in

he has exhibited it somewhat prematurely-In our obter Liverpool, upon French literature; the first section of

vations upon the auto-biography of Lord Byron, welke

week observed, that, “in many of the narratives, weza The following are the Epigrams which 07 adduces by which will comprise that of the age of Louis XIV. In the introductory part, M. Trolé will give a rapid sketch of the

with very little to admire, much to condemn, and sereh way of illustration :history of literature, the arts and sciences in Europe, from

any thing which has any tendency to improve the watas LORD LYTTLETON'S EPIGRAM ON MISS BROWN. the first dawn of the French nation to the present time.

or the heart." We added, that “although we thus conta We have seen, in a great variety of cotemporary jour

many of the recent publications respecting this extrual, When I was young and debonnaire nals, the most favourable mention made of this gentle.

nary personage, there are many entertaining extraeta ta The brownest nymph to me was fair; man's perfect competence to the interesting task he has

made from them. In the last two numbers of the Kde But now I'm old, and wiser grown, undertaken. They all concur in stating the important

scope we have given some copious selections, and we stal The fairest nymph to me is Brown. fact, that M. Trolé's style and pronunciation are clear

continue for some weeks to pursue the subject; assuring ear and easy to be understood by those who have any know.

readers that nothing shall be suffered to appear which mig TO A DULL RHYMESTER, ledge of the French language, and that his subject evinces

not be perused with propriety in their own domestic circk' considerable research and original criticism.

Our short-sighted brother editor fancies he discovers some We understand that the Lectures are interspersed with

inconsistency on our parts, in denouncing the publicatii Should I admit your general rule incidental and entertaining comments upon the opinions

under consideration, as containing little calculated to fitThat every poet is a fool, of Lady Morgan respecting the French theatre, 'in her

prove the morals or the heart, and afterwards making Still your own doggerels serve to show it work on France.

copious extracts from those very works in a publication, That every fool is not a poet. It is to be confidently hoped, that the ladies and gen

upon the moral character of which we pride ourselves. tlemen of Liverpool will not let slip so excellent an oppor

No one capable of understanding the import of ordinary
Friend, in your epitaph, I'm griev'd
So very much is said,
tunity as that which now presents itself, of hearing the

language could have arrived at this conclusion. A work
One half will never be believ'd,
French language spoken in its utmost purity, in illustra-

which is generally exceptionable in its tendeney may tion of literary subjects of the most interesting nature.

tain many passages or incidents in which, although there The other never read.

may be little to improve the morals or the heart, there

may be nothing which has an immoral tendency. Byron's ON SEEING A MISER'S CHIMNEY SMOKE.

Fashions for November.

conversations are often of this description—and hisobserva

tions on literature, authors, and miscellaneous subjects His chimney smokes, it is some omen dire, MORNING DRESS.Dress of fawn-coloured Thibet

may be purused with interest, although they congefte His neighbours are alarm'd, and cry out fire! cloth, or English twilled cachemire; a warm and beautiful

very exalted moral. Many of the most popular Novels et article for winter wear, falling into graceful folds, and

of this description; not excepting those ascribed to TO A QUACK,

unaffectedly displaying the elegance of form: the corsage Walter Scott, in which we never could discover any strike WHO HAD THE CACOETHES SCRIBENDI, epaulette, and sleeve, are all a la blouse; the cuff finished

moral. In like manner there are many parts of the with three bands, and worked muslin ruffles. The skirt

versations of Lord Byron, which, as they are wholly Thou essence of dock, of valerian, and sage, has five cross or bias tucks, the same width as the ceinture,

exceptionable, and, at the same time, amusing, may vay At once the disgrace and the pest of this age,

which fastens behind with a plain gold buckle: collarette properly be the objects of selection, by the caterer, for it The worst that we wish thee, to punish thy crimes, of richly worked deep vandykes, tied in front with a cord

publication, how high soever may be its moral character. Is to take thine own physic, and read thine own rhymes. and tassels. The hair en grandes boucles. French bonnet

of gros de Naples, of the same colour as the dress ; circu- The length to which our notices to correspondents has

lar broad front, with a small rouleau of shaded terry tended, obliges us merely to state that the following con TO THE EDITOR OF THE SATURDAY'S ADVERTISER velvet, or velours epingle, let in near the edge of the brim,

munications shall be attended to, No Fiction-1.2SIR,-Your puerile and impotent attempts at criticism, and round the crown, which is high and circular, and

Cantab-L.L.-W.H. B. not withstanding the admonitions you have received to de trimmed with shaded ribon to correspond, arranged in Music. The music recommended by Ar Amateur is airst sist, you still continue to foist upon the public. Why puffs behind ; in the front is a fan-like trimming of gros

on our list of pieces in preparation for publication. such a nonentity as you make yourself, should presume to de Naples, cut bias, with shaded terry velvet near the serve up, as you call it, respectable and long-established edge ; the choisest flowers of the winter season are disposed Our arrangements have rendered it absolutely necessary prints, surprises every body but your sapient self. between, as the scarlet fuchsia, the sweet-scented ever- to postpone till next week the letter of A friend to

On glancing your eye (your eye, you know, revolves lasting, and the China rose. Plain gold-ear drops. Em. Drama, and lines of Juvenis. like the ball in the socket of a Theodolite, it turns in. broidered blue silk shawl, and fawn-colour morocco shoes. wards and outwards) over the theatrical critiques in the EVENING DRESS.-Dress of white worked barege ; NATURAL HISTORY.The acceptable communieation of A London papers, you observe some drolleries, which you the corsage cut bias, and ornamented at the top, which is scbius, of Birmingham, shall have a place next week. take leave to mention. Drury-lane was opened on Sa- circular, by a folding of tulle, with a gold embroidered GYMNASIA,—The length of this week's musical departmen turday, with The Marriage of Figaro. It has been trimming a l'antique, and a narrow tucker of fine blond; cleaned and embellished during the recess." Which of the front is also embroidered with gold, in the form of a

has obliged us to withdraw our Gymnasia for one week. the two, you ask, was cleaned, the play or the theatre. stomacher; and a gold embroidered band round the waist The Council of Ten's letter arrived too late to admit of * Admirable critic." In your own leading paragraph in corresponds with the bands that confine the long full tion, consistently with our arrangement. your last paper you say, The Morning Chronicle will, sleeves, which are arranged in seven bouffants, and are in time, cleanse the Augean stable, if it weary not." fastened at the wrists with topaz clasps. The skirt has an

The Coffin, an original and true story, is reserved for our nes Whether do you mean will weary not, the Chronicle or elegant trimming composed of three tucks of barege, with | The essay on Early Friendship shall have an immediate per tre stabie? Again,-“We do not carp thus at a conten). bands of tulle cut bias, and embroidered in gold a l'antique; sal. porary's writing with any malicious purpose." Do you beneath is a bouillon of baregeen, finished with a white mean your contemporary's

malicious purpose, or your own satin rouleau. The hair is dressed in large and separate THE SPANISH LANGUAGE.The reply of A Pupil to the remer malicious purpose?. If you are so charitable as to wish curls, or boucles a la Francais; and on the right side is of Observator reached us too late for Insertion this we to instruct your fellow labourers, pray qualify yourself; placed a cluster of rose-coloured passion-flowers, where a It shall have a place in our next. for with your present faculties you are very unfit for that superb plume of white ostrich feathers is attached, and task ; you must not be more obtuse, you had better be falls over to the

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latine, and used to perform mass, booted and spurred, efficiency of the water, that the use of three baths, each with two pistols placed on the altar before him. I have three quarters of an hour in length, is thought sufficient been told that the present bishop, a man of merit, and of for the cure of the most inveterate itch. The miller, for

pleasing address, receives company every night, and en the reward of ten or twelve pence, prepares the bath the THR PRUDENT COUNSELLOR—(CONCLUDED.)

certains even the French public functionaries. As he was ab- evening before it is used. This is done by first stopping Na 'TSUMITI EN ITALIA, THE LATEST WORK OF L YOUT.

sent when I was at Grosseto, I had not an opportunity up the pipes by which the water flows out, until the bar

of being introduced to him. In the beginning of June, 1 is filled, and then intercepting its source. The superflu(Translated expressly for the Kaleidoscope.) prepared to remove with my colleagues to a small town ous heat evaporates during the night-time, and the fol Groliete is a small town at two leagues' distance from called Scanzano, situated in the bosom of the mountains, owing morning the water is of a suitable temperature, and

se, situated in a vast plain, bounded on the east by at about six leagues distance from Grosseto. The heat covered with a green scale easily broken by the body of chain of mountains; it stands on the borders of the augmented daily, and had almost dried up the marsh of thebather. Two upright stones, placed on each side of estern marsh of Castiglione. Its population consists of Castiglione, which is about twelve leagues in circumfer. a wooden bridge, near the baths of Petriolo, are marked host 4,000 inhabitants in winter, most of whom are corn- ence. The sparrows began to fall down dead from the roofs with inscriptions, one of which is indicative of the

limits malers and agriculturists. This town is one of the gran of the houses; the smell of decayed herbs, of putrid fish of the lower province and that of Sienna, the other of the

mies of Tuscany. The Bishop, a few canons living on and insects, was diffused over the town. The inhabitants, distance between Sienna and Grosseto. A little to the left nal) incomes, and the public functionaries, compose all who abandoned Groseto to retire to Sienna or the moun. of the extremity of the bridge, which is of about half the

good society of Grosseto. Nobility is little valued tains, were succeeded by crowds of reapers, who came from length of the Pont des Arts at Paris, there is a sort of late, as it is nid that the greater part of the inhabitants Lombardy and the Appenines to seek employment in this monument, in carved stone, bearing two inscriptions ab e descended from people who were banished from Upper pestilential country. Many of them die during the har- most illegible. One of them records the visit of a Duke uscany by the decrees of the prince, or of the criminal vest; others return home, afflicted by diseases and swel of Urbano to the baths of Petriolo : the date is anterior parts

lings, which continue to torment them all the rest of their to the union of the Duchy of Urbano with the states of This town is gloomy, dirty, and irregularly built. Its lives. The inhabitants of the Maremme seldom live more St. Peter, effected in the beginning of the seventeenth cena rincipal street is ornamented on both sides by piazzas, than forty years; at that age their blood is impoverished, cury by the Pope and poet Urban the Eighth. We arrived hich are now falling to decay. All the public buildings and their complexion assumes a greenish yellow hue; few soon afterwards at an old chapel fronted by a small gallery, n old, costructed of rude materials, and entirely with of them attain old age. The baths of Petriolo, thirty of which the exterior wall bears the following inscription: at symmetry. Many of the houses are built of wood, miles distant from Grosseto, and twenty from Sienna, have 'Pius P. P. II. creatus. anno. M. CCCC. LVIII. die 19.. An and their windows are much disfigured by patches of oiled virtue to restore their health, and prolong their existence. gusti. Hie, stetit.de mse mai ponti, sui. anda p.emse orta The water of these baths diffuses its odour a mile round:

bris. pontl. sui. anno. Vo." paper.

Grosseto is a fortified town; its ramparts and bastions it is green, illed with sulphur, and so hot that eggs may I read the following inscription on a wall built in front are o regrowa with brambles three or four feet in height, be cooked in it. They are situated in a defile of the moun- of the wooden bridge, near the gallery: potered with large shell-snails, which are found clinging tains, and surrounded by thick woods. At half a league's « Pio II sommo Pont. al porto all bagal dl Petriolo la pilo wund their stalks from the root to the top. These little distance from the entrance of the valley, there is a spring volta l'anno 2462 e vi diuroro 20 giorni servendost di quellac. nimals furnish an abundant and favourite article of diet of mineral water, and beyond that, one of purgative water. I que due volta il giorno, nella second valto vi ritorno nel mio

di 7bre l'ano. 1463" the inhabitants of Grosseto, who make them into soup, A miller, who lives in the neighbourhood, is entrasted

This pope stucceeded Calisto the Third in 1458. Before reat them baked with roots. I have seen them used with the superintendance of these baths, and is the sole men at the tables of the wealthy, where their flavour is physician of the patients who attend them. Those of sul. he ascended the papal chair be wrote against Pope Bom hought delicate and delicious. As the bad air of the phurated water are in ruins ; the others are still in a state genius the Pourth. The Emperor Frederic the Third had te tends rather to promote than prevent the increase of nature; that is to say, their waters issue from circular made him poet

Laureat, but he was still more celebrated [ these reptiles, it is not to be feared that the capital of the holes containing about twelve tons of water, surrounded for the hatred he bore the Turks, against whom he vainly Latemne can ever perish from famine. I knew only one by brambles, nettles, and thoms, and shaded by over. attempted several times to league all the Christian powers renchman who could ever be prevailed upon to eat this arching trees. The peasants of the Maremme repair of Europe. He died at Ancona, in 1464, just w he was Inh; he devoured one morning no less than eight hun- hither for the purification of their blood. Before they on the point of embarking to lead his troops against the red small fricassed snails; the lieutenant of the gendar. enter the baths of sulphurated water, the miller, by means Mahometans, the baths of Petriolo not having been able De of Grosseto was the hero of this courageous feat.

of several lancets fastened to a small instrument in the to cure the bitterness of his hatred against the Ottomans Dering water is very scarce at Grosseto, and so much form of a German trumpet, scarifies them in different The baths are surrounded by a tolerably high wall, in Sted during the hoe weather by the neighbourhood of parts of their bodies, and then covering the wounds with the left angle of which I observed an ancient ruined cover. snarshes, that in the month of July it becomes poi- small bottles filled with fighted flax, thus extracts from The space within is of sufficient extent to contain fifty

18, and occasions fevers and swellings of the most them a considerable quantity of black blood. After this habitations, but it is much infested by snakes, and other

description. I lodged and boarded with a M. Ceudi, operation has been repeated a certain number of times, poisonous animals, and presents nothing but ruins, fragmonest agriculturist and cord-dealer, in moderately the patients go to complete their cure at the purgative ments of broken walls, dry wells, clumps of trees and circumstances. His table was furnished with white baths

. Some of them return home in an improved state brambles, and heaps of stories and rotten wood. It is ned from the neighbouring mountains, excellent turtle of health, and willingly return the following

year to un- traversed by the high road from Grosseto to Sienna, which nepas game, fowl, and fresh and salt-water fish. He dergo the same process, so powerful is the love of existence passes though a large gate in the north-east part of the flea regaled me with a sort of soup, exquisite to an up- even in the Maremme.

wall, at about two hundred paces distance from one in the mejudiced palate, though generally thought detestable by The baths of sulphurated water of Petriolo were origin- cast, which is now no longer used. A small door in the

be French It is made of bread, fine olive oil, raisins, ally constructed with much care. They consist of three west, parallel with the reservoir of sulphurated water, lector juice, and cloves

basins, contained in so many isolated buildings, covered leads to the water-mill built on the Parma, at the foot of The churches and dome of Grosseto are not remark. with vaulted roofs. The waters are emptied from these the neighbouring mountain. bles the seat of the bishop is hollowed out from the basins, by means of four large pipes, into a small river, There are no remarkable plants in the enclosure of the vaincot wood of the choir, on the right hand side, and called the Farma, which takes its source Dear Sienna baths. I observed there several greyish-white stones, of rudely carved. The Bishop of this town, a suffragan of Near these cascades there is a reservois, containing a rather a coarse grain, which, I was told, were a species of the bishop of Sienna, bad formerly the side of Count Pac, colecably large quantity of sulpburated water. Such is the asbestos, but they did not appear to me to be of that nee

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ture. On both sides of the road leading from Grosseto to agitated to such a degree, that he would probably have little room over the gate-way; and to mistake the clap. Sienna, I discovered, very near the surface of the earth, fainted away, if his friend had not been near to receive ping of a labouring man for applause, from my own pooz

, mines of sulphur, which had never been worked. him in his arms; but, seeing that the latter was too intent delicate, little hands.” A most beautifully shaped, and

I visited the remains of three ancient baths, built close on the choristers and incense-bearers, he thought it more exquisitely small hand was, at the same time, put into evi to the eastern wall, at the distance of about three hundred advisable to keep upon his legs, and to make a further use dence at the spot of communication; and had this been paces from those which are now used, and separated from of them, by following the fair lady, in order to learn done a few moments before, Alberto would have been them by the road above mentioned.

where she lived. In this he succeeded; and, as it en- quite in a trance: but now he was no longer in a band The Mayor of Pari, with whom I lodged, had pur- abled him to watch her ingress and egress, he contrived to for admiration. He continued to support his asumed ch used the whole territory of Petriolo, and had formed the place himself so close to her the next time she made her character with great difficulty, and disinissed the fair pe. design of repairing the basins, and of constructing con- appearance, that he was actually noticed; nay, he even nitent in the most sulky manner, and without absolution venient accommodations for bathers. If these baths were thought that he perceived a modest smile hovering over His love was now suddenly changed into hatred and furs; in the neighbourhood of Paris, the fortune of their pro- her angelic features, whenever she deigned to look at his but as the latter abated, the former would probably have prietor would soon become immense; but the soil over which own woeful countenance, and to witness one of his lan- given way too ; and he would, perhaps, have renewed his they flow is unwholesome, and the air breathed in these guishing expressions of delight. This made him bold addresses in a more acceptable manner, if the fair lady valleys is so pernicious, that in a few days it would enough to treat her with a regular serenade; and, lo! a had not disappeared, after the declaration of her senti occasion either death or the most loathsome diseases. We small window near the entrance-door opened, whence he ments. It was soon ascertained that she muse bere kft never remained at the baths more than two hours a day. was rewarded with so vigourous a clapping of hands, that the town, although no traces of her new residence could Liverpool.

A. W. he scarcely trusted to the evidence of his own ears; his be discovered. There remained, then, no other consola.

modesty had not allowed him to hope for such decided tion than that of seeking oblivion of his sorrows in the and energetic applause.

company of those idlers who are to be found in every THE FORTUNE HUNTERS.

In order to make security doubly sure, he now addressed | large town, and who are always ready to assist der

himself to the lady's confessor, who had already noticed comers in the squandering of their money. FROM THE GERMAN OF OEHLENSCHLÆGER, BY L. MAN, OF

his close attentions to the fair penitent; and who seemed Honest Xaviero was easily drawn into the vortex, in

to be a jovial, good-natured sort of a man, little inclined which his friend endeavoured to solace himself; and de [Translated expressly for the Kaleidoscope.]

to refuse to a true lover any aid for which he might hope spent his time merrily amongst his new acquaintans

to obtain a reasonable reward. He invited the man to There was but one thing that occasionally disturbed live [Continued from our lust. 1

take a glass of wine with him, and actually contrived to good humour; and that was, their everlasting conversiHaving conceived an aversion for music, the ci-devant make him listen to a proposition, which appeared at first tions about love affairs. The gentlemen to whom he had singer had resolved to become a painter : but he was ra- a little daring, but for which a sufficient quantity of been introduced, could all boast of having gone through ther nice in the selection of a subject for his pencil, and Xaviero's pistoles proved to be a sufficient apology. It various adventures of the kind; and his own friend, A. he would not throw away his talents, so long as he did was nothing less than that the kind-hearted confessor berto, had soon learned to cure himself radically of his not meet with saitable models for the exercise of his art. should allow Alberto to take his place in the confessional, love for the fair incognita, by forming connexions with Now he saw, just before him, what he had never seen in in order to learn at once how matters stood. The thing ladies of more easy access : whenever, therefore

, any sosuch perfection, viz. a blooming maiden of about eigh. itself was easy enough, for the priest's cowl would dis- cial parties were proposed, at which the presence of fou teen years of age; whose black ringlets were divided on guise the lover ; and, as the confession was made by means males might be desirable, every one (except himself) was her brow, like those of the Madonna ; tears of deep emo- of a sinall opening between two high pews, detection was provided with a companion of the fair sex; and he felt tion trickled from her sparkling eyes over her rosy cheeks; not to be apprehended. There was, therefore, nothing to greatly distressed at his loneliness, without being able w the snowy whiteness of her arms and hands appeared to prevent the accomplishment of this project, but the scru- remedy it to his own satisfaction. His kind friends had, particular advantage, as she lifted them up in her devo ples of the good man's conscience, which, though not indeed, frequently offered to provide for him, but he was tional fervour; and the elegance of her figure became re easily overcome, were at length finally removed by the rather particular in that respect, and would bare no commarkably conspicuous by the grace with which she re- above mentioned arguments.

munication but with a strictly modest woman, of whose clined backwards; whilst her kneeling position made but Trembling with anxiety, Alberto held his listening ear sincere love for him he could be firmly convinced. just protrude the prettiest little foot that had ever been to the opening; and his breath nearly forsook him when It was the more difficult to obtain satisfactory proofs of concealed by long garments.

he actually heard the seraphic voice of his adored. She these two essential points, as the good Xaviero was ExAlberto gazed at the lovely creature in breathless had but one sin to confess since her last appearance in the tremely reserved and timid with regard to the fairer part amazement: this was the being destined to realize his day. confessional, and that he flattered himself could be of no of mankind: he scarcely ever looked at a female, unles dreams of unequalled beauty, and to make his paintings less interesting nature than love for him: he so far pre- he thought her engaged with something that prevented superior to all others. He vowed never to lose sight of so served his presence of mind, as to encourage the timid her from noticing him; and he always averted his eyes it charming an object; but, at the very same moment, the maiden, by the apt introduction of a sanctified sentence, confusion, if they happened to encounter hers. This et issuing crowd pressed so hard upon him, that he was to an entire confidence in her spiritual father; and the was not a little increased by his being extremely støtte swept away to a great distance, before he could make transaction then actually proceeded as follows:—"Ah! sighted, and unable to distinguish objects without getting another reflection. He kept his eyes steadfastly rivetted reverend father, it is all about a young man, who comes into almost absolute contact with them, which was, on the attractive spot, from which he had been forced; daily to this place, and who is in love with me." “ Fear course, not practicable with the ladies, particularly for ? but all his endeavours to reach it again were fruitless, nothing, my daughter;" cried the confessor, “love is a man of his modesty. His attentions hud, nevertheles since he was lifted from the ground, and carried on the sacred passion ; our whole religion is founded upon love; been attracted by an object which filled his soul with die shoulders of the surrounding multitude. Reduced to de- and we are expressly enjoined to love one another :

light, and which absorbed all minor ideas. Alberto de spair by this untoward circumstance, he made a last speak, my daughter! open thy whole heart before me: dered to see him become remarkably thoughtful, effort to extricate himself; but it only served to deprive thou sayest that the young man loves thee!" "I am sill-more, to detect him now and then indulging in a him of his comparatively advantageous situation ; and he not quite sure whether my swain feels real love or not, stifled sigh : he inquired into the cause, and, after a wag would, undoubtedly, have been trampled to death, if for he is a great fool.” Alberto felt as if a bucket of cold protracted research, it was found that love,-genuine, te Xaviero, who happened to be close behind him, had not water had just been poured over him; and he was very sophisticated love, had made this dreadful inroad upan har supported him with all the power of his vigourous arms. near forgetting his part. “How then ?” he exclaimed, happiness. It was some time before the particulars of the Thus he reached the square, before the church, without hast thou not encouraged him with sighs and with

smiles? case were brought to light; for the poor sufferer could only either hat or shoes; and when he felt for his watch, he thou impious woman.' “ Alas, alas ! I confess my guilt; state that he was deeply smitten with a fair damisel, who found that it was gone too: yet, what were such losses, and this is what constitutes my crime: I was amused with he daily saw as he passed before a certain window, and compared to the loss of his incognita! He fretted and the poor man's folly ; and this was certainly very wrong whose blue eyes and rosy lips surpassed all that he mig foamed; but all to no purpose : his only chance of meet in so holy a place.” “Ha! and hast thou not also fol- ever seen in his life : he did not altogether like her predik ing with her again was to become a frequent church- lowed the same .course out of the temple? thou

wicked lection for a seat near the window ; and he could als goer; and, although his researches were long continued Magdalen! I know the gallant youth; and he has con. wish that she would not change her head-dress quite in vain, he did

succeed, at last, in tracing her to her fa fided every thing to me: Hast thou not listened to his noc. often as she did ; but, in other respects, he was preces vourite place of devotion. She wore now a coloured dress, turnal songs ? and, hast thou not applauded them p» pleased with her behaviour ; since he found her alveg instead of the black one in which he had first seen her; “ Ah, me! my reverend father, my youthful gaiety made steady at her place, and, apparently, looking straight be and she appeared even more charming than before ; bui me take pleasure in depriving him of his nightly rest ; fore her; not giddily turning her head in all direction

, she was earnestly engaged in her prayers, so long as the and I paid our ostler to sit up for him and applaud : but to criticise the passengers ; or running to and fro in. service lasted, and she withdrew as soon as it was over, you see what a simpleton he must be, to fancy that a coquetish manner.

Alberto was rather curious to see the without even casting a glance at her admirer, who became daughter, or a near relation of the house, would sleep in beloved of his companion, and withal a litde jealous on

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