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"There is no such thing as forgetting possible to the mind."

Rev. C. R. Maturin.

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Forget! oh, when, or how, forget?

It may not, cannot be;
The brightest star of hope may set,

But when died memory?
Forget! oh, love has joys, and tears,

And hours of dark regret,
And sorrow but the more endears,

Bat when may love forget ?
Forget! oh, never, never yet

Did love the meaning know
Of that strange word, wherein are met

All pangs and shades of woe!
Forget! the heart may withered be,

Condernned for age to mourn;
And show, like wreck on stormy sea,

Dismantled and forlorn.
But ne'er, oh, ne'er did love forget

The gone-by days and years ;
And memory's deepest seal is set

On hours bedimmed with tears.
Forget! the stricken heart may pine,

Lament, forswear, disdain;
But the past can memory ne'er resign,

Hopeless the toil, and vain.

My mother bade us all prepare,

For death was hastening fast;
And one by one she called us there,

But me she called the last.
First William came, with looks of woe,

Low bent his curly head;
And fast the pearly tears did flow,

Upon his mother's bed.
The children in my arms I bore,

Beside where she did lay;
And oft she kiss'd them o'er and o'er,

And oft she tried to pray:
And oft she press'd their little hands,

And smooth'd their shining hair;
And bid them mind her last commands,

And join her dying prayer.
The shades of death were gathering fast,

And still I watch'd to see
If aught of love, might come at last,

Though but a look for me.
But no; her spirit pass'd away

To happier realms on high;
Too blest, one moinent more to stay,

For one so lost as I.
Behold me now! a broken reed!

Low bending at thy feet;
Yet think not I for mercy plead,

My punishment is meet.
I ask thee not to mourn with me,

My dream of love is o'er ;
That peace which I resign'd for thee,

Thou never canst restore.
Thou canst not chain the wand'ring mind,

Which thou hast taught to roam,
Without a resting place to find,

Or e'er a second home.
For idle thoughts throng in my brain,

Uncallid, unwelcome too;
And visions that return again,

In spite of all I do.
If, when my weary father calls,

I spread his humble fare,
Perchance I think of stately halls,

And knights, and ladies fair.
When at the twilight close of day,

The children on my knee;
If I woull teach them how to pray,

Oh ! then I think of thee.
Our shelter'd garden, once so fair,

And deck'd with many a gem;
Now countless weeds around it stray,

But who shall care for them?
Go to my bower of jessamine,

Behold how bleak and bare !
The leafless ruin all is this thine;

It bloom'd til thou wert there.
For all the wealth of sea and land,

I could not now be gay;
I could not join thy jovial band,

Nor laugh my hours away.
But, hark! I hear the huntsman's horn

Loud winding up the vale;
Speed, speed away this jocund morn,

Nor heed my woeful tale.
And when thou see'st the harmless hare

Spring from her covert green;
Call up thy gallant horsemen there,

A noble train I ween.



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The subject of education, and particularly of popular instruction, has of late excited an unusually large portion of public interest and inquiry ; and we have, therefore, pleasure in drawing attention to Mr. J. S. Walker's inten. tion to give a lecture on the general advantages of education. After Mr. W.'s address a debate will commence, on the moral character of the present community compared with that of former times—and as Mr. W. has taken means to secure the attendance of several gentlemen who will deliver their opinions on this occasion, an animated and interesting discussion is anticipated. The Lecture will be given at Mr. Paris's elegant and commodious saloon, Hardman-street, this evening (Tuesday.)

We were a simple family,

That only loy'd our Saviour's name; That only sought his light to see,

Till thou, the cruel spoiler, came.
To share my mother's daily care,

And, when our task was o'er,
To kneel me down at evening prayer,

My grateful thanks to pour:
To tend my father's peaceful sheep,

With William, Kate, and Sue;
To smooth his couch of nightly sleep,

Was all I learned to do.
With thoughtless maids, or idle swains,

I ne'er was found to roam;
Or loiter through the flow'ry plains,

Regardless of my home.
But since the hour there entered in

Both guilt and misery,
More dreary far that home has been,

Than desert sands to me.
My father rests nor day nor night;

My mother she is dead :
My brother shuns his sister's sight,

Since all her pride has fled.
From the first hour my shame was known,

My mother rarely smil'd; My father sorely wept alone,

But ne'er reproach'd his child.
Worn by a grief beyond all cure,

My mother pin'd away:
Think! what thy victim must endure,

To watch her day by day.
Yet day by day I labour'd on,

As I had done before;
Ani when my weary work was done,

My grief seemed more and more.


Through woods and lawns her footsteps track,

Heed not her failing breath;
But cheer afresh thy ravening pack,

And chase her down to death.
Shout then to hear her dying groans,

With triumph, and with glee;
Laugh o'er the feeble cry that moans,

So piteously to thee.
But stay not here to mock my woe,

Nor memory strive to wake;
It is enough for me to know,

That thou could'st once forsake.

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Speak to the roaring tempest peace,

The winter's current stem; But go, my tears will never cease,

Thou need'st not stay for them,

Biographical Notices.

The Housewife.


tram," after carrying all before it for the first seaser. TIGEON-DENTIST, 25, Bold-street, warranted to remain per

and being successfully represented in England, Ireland, foctly secure and comfortable in the mouth, without tying,

and Scotland, and even America, is now, we believe twisting wires, or any fastening whatever to the adjoining BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE REV. C. R. MATURIN, finally discarded from the list of stock plays. Teeth, and yet so effectuallysecured, that the most powerful motionsofthejaws,in eating,cannotdisplaceor injurethem,


* Bertram" was followed ivy - Manuel;" relative to fixed without pain, and adapted with such accuracy to the re

the failure of which we have been favoured with some on, maining Teeth, that not the least difference can be felt, nei

(From “ La Belle Assemblee,” 1820.)

rious circumstances. When Mr. Maturin visited London. ther can the minutest observer distinguish them. These Teeth can, with ease, be taken out, cleaned, and replaced

on the success of “ Bertram," he was urged to en with great safety by the wearer.

Charles Robert Maturin is the decendant of a French his pen for Mr. Kean in the subsequent season. Hewa 25, Bold-street.

Protestant emigrant family, and the son of a gentleman intormed that that gentleman was extrediely anxious ta CHEAP & POPULAR BOOKS FOR WINTER EVENINGS. who held, for many years, a lucrative and respectable appear in a character of hoary and decrepit distress and 1. THE ANECDOTE LIBRARY, consisting of 3000 situation under government. He entered Trinity Col. that the calamitous situation of his Majesty having met

1 of the most curious Anecdotes in the English Lan- lege, Dublin, at the age of fifteen, and his academical dered the representation of “Lear” improper, a privata guage, price 10s. 6d. bound.

progress was marked not only by the attainment of pre

ly by the attainment of pre- character, in a state of grief and insanity, might be mike 2. THE VOCAL LIBRARY, containing Two Thousand ! Two Hundred of the most approved Songs of all descriptions,

miums and a scholarship, but of prizes for composition stituted for it, and would insure all the success which the price Jos. 6d. bound.

and extempore' speaking in the theological class. Though talents of that great actor exerted in a character of the 3. THE UNIVERSAL RECEIPT-BOOK, or a new collec- his collegiate life was not without its honours, we under- own selection, might be expected to comniand. Mr. Ma tion of Five Thousand approved Receipts in all the Arts of stand that he was considered. both by his tutors and his turin, accordingly, strained every nerve to tealize the to Domestic Life. By C. MACKENZIE, 108. 6d. bound.

HE HUNDRED WONDERS OF THE WORLD. de companions, as more remarkable for indolence and me. ceptions of the performer, and the result was total full scribed according to the latest and best Authorities, with 100 lancholy than for talent.

ure. This may, perhaps, be a useful lesson to the in Engravings. By C. C. CLARKE, price 10s. 6d. bouud.

At a very early period of life, after a courtship that bitious caprice of actors, and the fatal obsequitates of 5. THE NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL WONDERS O THE UNITED KINGDOM. By the Rev. J. GOLDSMITH,

literally commenced in boyhood, he married Henrietta authors; causes to which may be ascribed the ebring and with 60 Engravings, 3 vols. 15s. half-bound.

Kingsbury, sister to the present Archdeacon of Killala. progressive deterioration of the English stage. 6. THE WONDERS of the HEAVENS DISPLAYED, with Like most men who marry early, he became the father of Of " Bertram" so much has been said in praise and in fine Engravings, hy C. C. CLARKE, 108. od. bound.

several children, three of whom survive, at an age when dispraise, that it would be idle for us to add any thing 7. SHAW'S NATURE DISPLAYED, in the Heavens and upon the Earth, with 300 Engravings, 6 vols. €3 12s. boards.

children are rather considered as toys to sport with, than -it was the most successful tragedy of its day--and & 8. SHAW'S ATLAS OF NATURË, consisting of 100 folio | objects to be provided for in life. For several years after still a powerful monument of poetical ability. Plates, with descriptions, price 2 58.

his marraige he continued to reside in his father's house, of the private habits of character of an indiričan 9. ALL THE VOYAGES ROUND THE WORLD, from till that father's dismission from the situation which he had living in another country little can be learned or relatedt Magellan, in 1420, to Freycinet, in 1820, with 80 Engravings. By S. PRIOR. Price 10s. 60. bound.

held forty-seven years, with a spotless and esleeined cha. but we have heard, that in private life Mr. Maturin is szil 10. THE UNIVERSAL TRAVELLER, being the substance racter, plunged the whole family into a state of horrible to be a kind relative, an indulgent parent, and the most of the best modern Travels in the Four Quarters of the distress, equalled only, perhaps, by that which occurred uxorious man breathing. World, with 100 Engravings. By S. PRIOR, 10s. 6d. bound.

in the family of the unfortunate Sutherland, though not in person Mr. Maturin is tall, and formed with mech 11. THE RELIGIONS AND RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES of all Nations fully described, with 100 curious Engravings. terminated by the same dreadful catastrophe.

elegance; and his countenance, unless when illuminated By the Rev. J. NIGHTINGALE, 10s. 6d. bound.

Mr. Maturin, sen. during the course of a long and by conversation, expresses only the profoundest melas 12. WATKINS's PORTABLE CYCLOPEDIA, or Dictionary respectable life, had brought up and maintained a nume. choly:—He must be now years old, having of all Arts and Sciences, revised and enlarged, by Dr. MITCHELL, with numerous Engravings, price 16s. bound.

yar. rous family; he had married his daughters, and established been born in the year 1782, though the advaptages d i Printed for G. B. Whittaker, Ave-Maria-lane, London; and his sons. The day of his dismission be was pennyless : it figure unusually slight and juvenile, give bim the appeale to te had of al Booksellers.

is singular, that though the commissioners of the inquiry, ance of being many years younger. SUPPLEMENTARY TO THE STUDY OF ARITHMETIC.

who sat repeatedly on the business, pronounced this unThis day is published, in a very large volume, with 50 En. fortunate gentleman wholly innocent of the charge of fraud

gravings, and 1000 Woodcuts, price €1 18. bound, brought against him, he has been suffered to linger nine A Complete COURSE of PURE and MIXED MA years since without redress, without relief, and without

Housekeeping and husbandry, if it be good, A THEMATICS, including the latest improvements in notice.

Must love one another as cousins er blood : every branch, with many hundred examples for exercise. BY PETER NICHOLSON, His son was obliged to apply himself to means for the

The wife, too, must husband as well as the men, Author of the Architectural Dictionary, &c. &c. &c. subsistence of his family, which the stipend of a Dublin

Or farewel thy husbandry, do what thou can." This course carries the Student, as soon as he has learnt curate, his only preferment, could not afford. He pro. Vulgar Fractions, through Algebra, in all its Parts; Euclid's posed to take pupils, as inmates in his house ; and, en

ACID IN THE STOMACH. Elements, which are inserted verbatim from Simson's edi. tion; Fluxions, Differentials, Functions, Transcendental

icouraged by the recollection of his own success at college, Geometry, Mensuration, Mechanics, Gauging, Land-Survey applied himself to his task with industry and hope.

(From the Oracle of Health.) ing, Astronomy, Spheries, Optics, Hydrostatics, Logarithms, For some time lie was successful, and we have been in

e System for the Use of Schools formed that “Bertram” was written while the author had! We cannot repeat it too often that acid, generated in and Students ever published. Printed for G. B. Whittaker, Ave-Maria-lane, London; and

six young men residents in the house, and four who at the stomach, is the cause of more than the balf of hurti to be had of all Booksellers.

tended him for instruction daily, to all of whom his at disorders. We repeat it, because we know that it is either Of whom may be bad, A KEY to the same work, in which tention was unremitting. At this period he was unfortu- forgotten or neglected by thousands, who suff! dalye every Question and Problem is worked at full length, by the Author, price 7s, bound,

nately induced to become security for a relation whose from not attending to our precepts of comfort and good lite Also, à MATHEMATICAL and PHILOSOPHICAL DIC- affairs were considerably involved : the consequence was, | ing. Acid of some kind will be produced in the stonia, TIONÁRY, exhibiting the Present State of those Sciences, the relation defeated his creditors by taking the benefit of by overloading it with food or drink by taking, etan by Dr. MITCHELL, 10s. 6d. boards, or 128. calf gilt.

the Act of Insolvency, and left the burden of his debts a moderate quantity, in opposition to the roles of This day is published, Part IV. of

to those who had attempted to lighten their pressure on Oracle, substances which are difficult of digestion, or by THE ANIMAL KINGDOM, described and arranged him.

stopping or interrupting the process of digestion in an T in conformity with its Organization, by the BARON Mr. Maturin was compelled to give up bis establish manner, whether that be by violent exercise after ealing CUVIER, &c. &c. &c. With additional Descriptions of all the ment, and is since, we understand, dependent solely on his by indulging the emotions or passions of the mind, surd Species hitherto named, of many not before noticed, and talents for subsistence

as melancholy, anger, love, fear, &c.-by exposure other original matter, by EDWARD GRIFFITH, F.L.S. and others. Demy 4to, with early Impressions of the Plates, on

We willingly hasten over these details of misery, and too much heat or too much cold-every one and aller India Paper, price 248. each Part; in royal 8vo, with the pass to what is more properly our province-the history of which must withdraw the nervous energies from 1 Plates carefully coloured, 246. or plain 18s.; in demy 8vo, Mr. Maturin's literary life. His first production was stomach, where, during the process of digestion, the ** plain 12s.

" Montorio," and this was followed by the Wild Irish indispensable. These remarks alone will enable our And, on the 1st of May next, will be published, Part 1 (the whole to be included in Ten Parts) of a Trans. | Boy," and the “ Milesian."

ders to see clearly, that in many instances they are the lation of the OSSEMENS FOSSILES of the BARON CUVIER. Sir Walter Scott was pleased to find, or imagine, some selves the cause of all their diseases, by aiding and is

In announcing the continuation of the “Animal King- merit in " Montorio;" this was signified to Mr. Maturin. ing (unconsciously it may be), the production of ti.. dom," and the Commen:ement of the “Forsil Osteolegy," the Editor has the satisfaction of stating that these Works

W&| He availed himself of it to solicit an epistolary communi- which causes them. will, in future, be honored, with occasional aid from the cation with Sir Walter Scott; and to the zealous friend. The substances which those who are troubled with a Baron Cuvier himself, who has most liberally offered to com- hip, the judicious monitions, and the indefatigable patron in the stomach ought chiefly to avoid, are, such as su municate to the Editor such new facts and discoveries, both

age of this most excellent man, our author has been heard most readily disposed to run into fermentation. All sreby in existing and in fossil organization, as may arise pending the publication of the Works. The translation of the justly I gratefully to ascribe all the distinction and success he has watery, and crude vegetables are of this kind, such celebrate: “Theory of the Earth," which forms the Intro-subsequently enjoyed.

greens, cabbage, cauliflower, asparagus, parsnips, carrots, ductory Discourse of the "Ossemens Fossiles," will be from | Excited by the success of Mr. Shiel's first tragedy of turnips, Jerusalem artichokes, and every kind of store the Baron's Manuscript, with important additions and cor

" Adelaide" in Dublin, he wrote “ Bertram," and of. with the exception of lettice. Fruits are almost all be rections, prepared for a new edition of that work, which he is about to pub ish.

fered it to the manager of Crow-street Theatre, by whom if eaten in a green state, though apples when dressed me! Major C. Hamilton Smith, F.R.S. &c. &c. &e. with the most it was rejected in the year 1814. Mr. Maturin not pos. sometimes be eaten with impunity, Potatoes are by distinguished liberality, has also gratuitously offered the use sessing any means of access to the London theatres, suf- the best vegetable, yet many cannot even eat a pour of his immense collection of original drawings, now exceed-fered the manuscript to mouider for a year and a half, without producing acidity and derangement of ing 6000 spec'es, together with his Notes on many genera of the Mammile ous tribes. The Monograph on the Antelopes,

and then submitted it to the perusal of Sir Walter Scott; mach. with a great number of new species, will be from his pen, by whom it was transferred to Lord Byron, then a mem. Of animal substances, those most disposed to become and the figuras entirel from his pencil.

ber of the committee of Drury-lane Theatre, and through acid in the stomach, are fat, and all the poung mo No additi. ns to the Fossil Osteology will be inserted, except those of its illustrious Author; and the translation will

his influence brought out at that theatre, in May, 1816, meats, such as veal, lamb, sucking pig, chicken, & be as literal as the corresponding idioms of the two languages with an effect and popularity unparalleled since the pro- inay be proved by the experiment of allowing a boom will allow. The plates will be engraved, if possible, in a su duction of " Pizarro."

veal soup, and another of beef tea to be set aside at win perior style to those of the original; and the Work will be

The popularity of dramatic works is, however, pro- same time. If you do this, you will find that the rear published at a considerably less price. It will necessarilr be in quarto only.

verbially transient; the moral feeling of the public was soup will become rapidly sour, while the beef tea will Printed for Geo. B. Whittaker, Ave Maria-lane, London. wounded by an alleged fault in the narrative, and "Bermain sweet for a considerable time. Fat is still kors

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all the symptoms of acidity and sour belching; and after Divorce.-Rabbi Hillet maintained, that if a wife let ance, and the original or rather revived mode of his pulpit his solemn warning, those who persist to eat fat, and other the meat be too much roasted, it was a sufficient reason eloquence, must strike every one who hath heard him. hings here forbidden, can have no right to complain of for a husband to divorce her.-Busnuge's History of the It hath been said, that Edward Irving studies the porhe consequences, and must put quietly up with the gout, Jews. zravel, apoplexy, or palsy, which they bring upon them.

trait of the Scottish Reformer, John Knox, and decorates relves by disobedience to the rules of health and comfort.

L, ?nicosophy, V., Theology.
Philosophy v. Theology.-The ancient fathers com- his bust in conformity to the fashion of that patriarch; be

The ancient sa
The drink forbidden in all such cases is hard malt plained heavily of the sect of Aristotle : and it is almost a this.

host a this as it may, he certainly does not adopt the fashion of liquor, tart wines, cider, or perry, and in a word, what. (general complaint, that philosophy is injurious to theology ; !

is his own times, in the disposal of his dark hair, which, by an rer contains the adulterating leaven of an acid, which, (but, on the other side, it is also as certain that theology is ike power and money, rapidly propagates itself, and in: | as injurious to philosophy :-they are two faculties which artificial arrangement, is' made to fall divided in glossy eases wherever it goes. Indeed we may lay it down as

could never justly settle their limits, did not the balance of clusters over a forehead no way remarkable. adisputable, that more than half of the acidities, so much authority, which is always interested on the side of the

"his parted forelock manly hung omplained of, arise from some acid previously existing former, make the regulation - Bayle.

Clust'ring, but not beneath his shoulders broad." In the drink commonly used by the patient. Even plain Repentance.-Johnnie Duncan of the Vray, who, like ster, an toast and water, when drank in too great quan. other cadgers, sometimes indulged in a drop of the genuine the general effect of his person, and the Italian hue of his

The peculiar appearance which his eyes present, add to tiies (and almost all water-drinkers drink too much), will Kilba

Ik wou mucu), wu. Kilbaigie, used on the Sunday to sit with his feet under tead powerfully to produce acid. Milk is the worst of all

the grate among the ashes, with an old corn-sack over his

" his physiognomy correspond admirably with the singular tout iquids, for a stomach prone to acidity. The smaller the shoulders. This, he said. was repenting in sack-cloth and ensemble of this extraordinary man. piantity of drink taken the better.

ashes. It is said that the celebrated Scottish Teniers, The high excitement which the London press hath proThere is only one system of proper diet for those who | David Wilkie, intends to introduce Johonie into his next voked in the minds of the people, operates in no small ra the victims of indigestions from acidity, and that is picture.-Linlithgow Free Press. re system of Training, in which biscuit is the only

degree against him as a preacher. Many went to hear him egetable substance used, and red meats, without fat, Women.-Francis I. of France. was the first monarch who on Friday with their minds p

a mente

epast, he only animal food, with mild ale for drink We do introduced ladies at bis court. He said, in a style of true which no mortal preacher could have gratified. Some not, however, affirm that even the most rigid training gallantry—that a drawing-room without ladies was like came away disgusted, others disappointed and astonished, liet will always ensure a patient from acidity and its con- the year without the spring, or rather like the spring but many lauding the talents of the preacher, while they sequences; for if the disorder is severe, or of long stand without flowers. ng, even the best beef and biscuit which can be eaten

argued within themselves whether the high popularity ill sometimes turn sour. We are confident, however,

Fontenelle being one day asked by a lord in waiting, which he so hastily had acquired would endure for any at perseverance in this system will ultimately produce what difference there was between a clock and a woman, jenoth of sim

length of time. e most beneficial results, and along with alkaline media instantly replied “A clock serves to point out the hours,

Mr. Irving claims to be a disciple of the preachers of ne, is the only remedy for effecting a complete cure. and a woman makes us forget them."

the olden school; those hardy veterans whose manly sen. To prevent Chilblains.-Wear soft leather gloves and Admiral an's address to the othcers who came on

timents and their bold utterance of them brooked no remb's wool stockings in the approaching frosty weather.board his ship for instructions, previous to the engagement with Admiral de Winter, was both laconic and hu.

straint, and whose vigorous manner (so the orator says) Jedical Adviser.

morous:-“Gentlemen, you see a severe Winter approach. have been yearly dwindling, since the reformation, into

ing, I have only to advise you to keep up a good FIRE." whining cant and babyism. Mr. I. also professes sim. Miscellanies. -Literary Chronicle.

plicity, and a total divestment of ceremony; nevertheless,

A gentleman of Henley-on-Thames offered a farmer, da Odd Adventure.-A New York paper details the

many doubted the sincerity of this assertion, who heard lowing ludicrous occurrence:-"A few days ago, in

when at the market, a dióner and a bottle of wine, if he and witnessed him on Friday. The graceful action which is city, a gentleman from the country stopped at a bar.

would bring him a grain of wheat on the following mar he displayed in general, together with the formal and r's shop to have his hair cut, and to be shaved. Having , and double the quantity each week until that overcharged gestures which occasionally escaped him that ken off his coat, he laid it on a chair. Immediately

day twelvemonth. This was acceded to for the moment;

at; day, are undeniable testimonials of his devotion to art, and erwards. another gentleman. also from the country, but the following statement will, perhaps, satisfy those

prove his conviction of the necessity of exterior appear. ered to be shaved, and he likewise took off his coat who have never entered into any similar calculations of I laid it down. The last person was shaved first, and the impossibility of fulfilling such an engagement :-- ances; while he denounced affectation and dramatic effect, parted. When the former had done, and went to get Amount of the number of grains, 4,503,599,627,370,495; he stood the living personification of the object of his own scoat, it was gone. He immediately exclaimed that he number of bushels, 12,509,998,964 ; number of quarters, I accusation. w a ruined man, as he had eight or nine hundred dollars 1,563,749,870; number of loads, 312,749,974.

Since I had the profit of listening to Mr. Irving, in St. i his coat pocket. The apprentices and journeymen were

Segars.-In White's Voyage to Cochin China, noticed John's Church, Glasgow, he is materially altered both in

se spatched in all directions to find the other gentleman,

' in the last Edinburgh Review, is the following account of person and in manners ; he was then much more sparing it to no purpose. At length the barber proposed exa

extraordinary segars :-" It is of a taper form, (he says) of his gestures, not half so intolerant in his evangelical ning the pockets of the remaining coat, when in one of

its length ten, and a half inches; diameter at the butt, or m was found a pocket-book, containing from fourteen big end, two and a quarter inches; and at the smaller opinions, and upor

Jopinions, and upon the whole to my taste a better preacher. fifteen hundred dollars. About an hour afterwards, proprietor, discovering the mistake, came back in a

end, one and a half inches. It is composed entirely of London hath taken away from the rotundity of his coune of perspiration, when an exchange took place to the

tobacco, in parallel compact layers, and wrapped with the tenance multiplied his clustering ringlets, and given to sfaction of all parties. The first shaved gentleman had

largest leaves of the same plant. It is ornamented with him a theatrical air, which addeth not force to his general e from the North River, as far as Catharine-market, bands of floss silk, of various colours, which cross each

| eloquence, nor graceth the intensity of his deeper moods. other diagonally, the whole length of the cigar, and the rre he discovered his loss. intersections of the bands are ornamented with spangles ;

| Mr. Irving was at that time the humble assistant of Dr. harles Bannister, father of John, went one night into a fire is applied to the smallest end of this unwieldy mass, Chalmers, and instead of being idolized by thousands, as e-house, where three surgeons were present. As he and the large end is received by the mouch. One of he now is, he found a serious difficulty in securing of the red the room, he said, with apparent concern and feel these cigars, as may be supposed, will last you' some approval of a scanty portion of his parochial Shearers * There has been a dreadful accident at the end of the eight or ten days' smoking. Pipes are seldom used, ex- Many a Sunday have I witnessed, when Mr. I advance It!" " Accident! what is it?" said each of the sur cept by the Chinese."

to the pulpit, several of the regular, as well as the occasi. s, reaching their hats and canes. “Why, a gentle. in crossing that terrible place at the end of the street

onal visitors of the church, evacuate their seats and defer pat out his leg.” This was quite enough ; a steeple.


their devotions, until the idol of the day, Dr. Chalmers, eensued, and, in ten minutes, they all returned breath.

ascended the rostrum. This was by no means an uncommon "There is no accident !” “ We can't find any one!” he man has been removed !” burst at once from the

occurrence; but I think I might safely aver, that if Ed

THE REV. MR. IRVING. ppointed doctors. “Why, probably,” said Charles,

ward Irving, at this time of day, now that his name is te man removed himself." **Oh, that's impossible

emblazoned, did St. John's the honour of his services,

O wad some pow'r the giftie gie us, re a leg was broken." "A leg broken !" returned

To see oursels as ithers see us!

he would find it o) difficult matter to gain over to him tister, “ who heard, but yourselves, any thing of a

It wad frae mony a blunder free us

those minions of the popular voice. Such is the power of en leg? I said, a gentleman in crossing the kennel

An' foolish notion :

fashion, and so utterly valueless are the voices of the many. ut his teg out; and how can a man cross a kennel

What airs in dress an' gait wad lea'e us,

Had Mr. Irving remained in Glasgow, he might have
An' ev'n devotion !

preached himself into his grave, and never have been e Nervous System.-A Dominie in one of the parishes

noted but for a stalking cold declaimer. Good fortune $ county had occasion, last week, to go a few miles to ament. For this purpose, he borrowed a horse from


ordered it otherwise ; he was called to London, and with F the farmers in the neighbourhood. The farmer, SIR,-Since the 3d of December, the whole conversa. his many peculiarities, joined to an admirable voice and ing that the Dominie was no horseman, sent him one tion of Liverpool has been engrossed by discussing the no mean abilities, he became the favourite, it is said, of scart-horses, which for many years had not been very extraordinary qualities of Edward Irving. Some cabinets as well as crowds. I doubt, however, if his fame a to expedite his velocity beyond a walk. When the

bestow upon him unqualified praise, while others are shall endure beyond his living days, save in the registers inic returned the horse, the farmer asked him if he

of wonderful events. " canny enough?” “Oh yes,” replied the instruc- equally liberal of their censures. i youth, “but he cocked his ears two times, and I That he has talent no one disputes, but that a vast share

Sic transit gloria mundi." fery much agitated!"-Linlithgow Free Press. of his popularity is to be ascribed to his singular appear. I am, &c.


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| display her utter incapability of personifying a part for CHESS.-We regret that A Chess Player should have fun which she is not in possession of a solitary requisite, bating the postage from Stewartstown, as on this occasion it to

the necessary assurance; and how she could have the un so little purpose. We shall here transcribe an extret frem THE THEATRE.

blushing effrontery to advertise her performance of this his note, in order to rectify the mistake into which he is

truly feminine and purely virtuous hero, “as originally fallen, in his solicitude to set us right. "You have not a man in all Athens, able to discharge Pyramus, but he." performed by Madam Vestris," would be astonishing,

TO THE EDITOR. could any act of Miss Cramer's any longer surprise us. Sir, In your paper of the 23d ult. you have given a situa. We recently adverted to the then approaching benefit of

tion at Chess, in which you say, the white "can come Mr. Hooper, and now congratulate that gentleman on the Few persons, we "presume, will accuse us of a disposi

the black to check-mate him with the King's Bishes result of his first appeal to the suffrage of the town; not tion to view the management with an eye of too placable

Pawn, in 11 or 12 moves" I beg leave to remark, thanke pecuniarily, be it understood, but professionally. We leniency. We have earned the contrary character; whe.

may com pel him to do so in EIGHT moves; as will appea gratulate him, not on the number of his auditory, but on ther justly or not, is not for us to determine. And, be

from the annexed solution.-Yours, &c. their great respectability ; not on the profit accruing to this as it may, we do not hesitate now to laud at least one

A CHESS-PLAYER hiin, individually, but on the claim he has, at length, in- act of the managers, which, to us, seems strictly just and

Our correspondent then gives his scheme; which we disputably established for himself, of a much higher situa. | becoming; more especially as one of those gentlemen,

join, in order to show that he is mistaken. When the tion in the theatre than he had previously appeared to in particular, has laboured under much unmerited oblo

black pawn moves to G 6, and gives check (which vor eit hoid. As Charles Surface, Mr. Hooper shone, conspicu. quy on a subject, in itself less than insignificant-the

respondent calls mate) the black king can not only erede ously, quite a different person from what we had before wit. very proper, and, as we think, commendable dismissal of

the check, but also get a pawn by moving to H&M nessed, or had at all anticipated of him ; he was, in fine, | Miss Cramer.

first we received this correspondent's letter, we felt prette absolutely created anew to the audience. We hold it to be We hold the theatre to be the private property of who

confident we were correct; and that Lolli To also correct. thing of course that no one else of the present company ever may rent it from those to whom the mere bricks and

This game, and some of the most ingenious struation ne will hereafter essay this character, so completely has Mr. mortar belong. The performers we regard as the mana.

have given, or have in store, are taken from an excellent Hooper's admirable personation of the part identified him gers' servants, hired, like the servants of other people, for

and rare Italian work, a bulky folio, in which is elected with it, and triumphantly secured it his own. But we the exclusive use of those to whom they have voluntarily

together the best display of Chess seience, which the world siiould not rejoice with Mr. Hooper alone, at the gratify. | become subject ; not to minister to the necessities of

affords. If our Chess readers were aware of the trouble ing result of his late benefit. For although it was, to others. The Music-hall slı uld not be dependant on the

we have with this department, it would enhance its raise him, pregnant with incalculable professional utility, inas. Theatre. The affairs of those employed and the employers

in their estimation. In the first instance, the verbs tres much as it indicated his own personal respectability, cannot, or should not, be in any wise exposed to the rude

lation is to be made from the Italian, then the old to by obviously demonstrating bim to be well-informed control of a third party; much less to that of an infuriate

about phraseology is to be translated into our simple pie of what is due to his character as a gentleman as well mob, assuming to be the public.

of notation; after which the two schemes must be eherbas as scrupulous of marring that of his vocation, coupled, If any of our readers knew us in propriis personis (and

an operation which must also be repeated when the sale also, with being the era of his first proper introduction | many of them do, without knowing it themselves) they

is given. Weare glad to perceive that our correspondentti Stowartstown has adopted our notation or mode of

me to the theatrical people of this place; although, we would not require to be told that there are not living many

the board. We have no hesitation in saying that it say, Mr. Hooper's benefit was thus highly advanta. ten men who respect the vox populi more than our. genus to him, the town, too, is not the least benefited selves. So far, however, are we from acceding to the arbi.

simplest ever devised; as an illustration of whiel, vor party. We shall no longer have to complain, as we have trary position that players are the servants of the public

suppose a white pawn upon the square G 4, and a done, of the very inadequate manner in which genteel co-alone, and that, consequently, the public have a right to

pawn on the square F. 5, and that the white pawn tatt choose such servants for themselves as may to them seem

take the black pawn. medy has been represented since the departure of Cooper,

According to the clumsey rec to whom the management would do well to procure as effi. meet, without reference to the wishes, circumstances, or

about phraseology adopted by Philidore, by Lolli. Surs cient a successor in the sombre, as it now appears they convenience of the management; so far are we from sub.

and others, this simple move would be thus encum

with words, “ King's knight's pawn, to the opposite have had the good fortune to do in the lightened and more scribing to this odious doctrine, that we deny it altogether.

bishop's fourth square," where all we should have to amiable walk of his profession. We deny, unequivocally, that performers are exclusively

the occasion would be simply “ Pawn F. 5." Having seen the combined exertions of many worthies the servants of the public, and we deny, therefore, the familiar to the lover of the drama, concentrated in repre. right claimed by the public, of interfering, at pleasure,


BLACK senting the School for Scandal, we cannot eulogize over with the arrangements, disputes, or conduct of a in

1. Queen to F-6

1. King to 6-8 warmly the last performance of this play, as a whole. and his people. Players are only the public's servants, in. 2. King ....G_4

2. King ....F-521There were portions of it, however, which, to our think. | asmuch as they minister to the pleasure, or otherwise, of 3. Pawn .. G-3

3. King...6 could scar

passed. We allude more parti- of an audience ; and public interposition, in a theatre, I 4. Queen ..D-8

4. King....H-1 cularly to the enac the enactment of Joseph Surface, by Mr. Van- must be confined to an expression of applause or disappro

5. Knight F-6

5. King.... G-686-1 denhoff, which, though less effective, as relates to the ex. bation, in the manner sanctioned by usage of that which

6. Queen ..6-8%

6. King....-6 citement of applause, than on previous occasions, was transpires there. It is only what may be passing on the

7. King .. H-5

7. King....F-5 a happy combination of an accurate conception of his stage that is cogniza le by the public, who cannot arrogate 8. Queen ..G_6

8. Pawn .. G-6 Mate. author, and the most thorough adaptation of himself any dictatorial authority over the regulations of the green. Our correspondent has made a great mistake here, a to the feelings, passions, and circumstances, of the room, mode of conducting the business of the treasury, white king, when he represents him as checkmate, character. He was Joseph's very self. Whilst speaking or any the least particle of what is clearly the province of escape the check and get a pawn to the bargain. of Mr. Vandenhoff, we must be permitted to bear com the management. mendatory testimony of his Leontes, in the Winter's Theatrical serving-gentlemen and ladies have the same

Music. We have to thank three correspondents for an Tale, performed for the benefit of a native artist, and a efficient means of obtaining ample redress for any wrong

ble contributions in this department, viz. Among freeman of the Borough," on Wednesday, the 8th instant. | done to them, as have other servants of every denomina

a MS. copy of the National Air of Lima; L. Star Than on this especial occasion, Mr. Vandenhoff has rarely tion, and to those known means alone should they have

good original March; and Mr. Walker, musical profern

this town, for an original Psalm tune.-They shade appeared to much greater advantage, which is saying not recourse. If any manager act iniquitously towards those a little. His Leontes was a very beautiful piece of acting, he employs, he becomes amenable, not to the public, but

attended to. and might be quoted as highly characteristic of the best to the same tribunals which punish other offenders. | S. Li's communication shall not be delayed beyond pent and purest style of playing: it was energetic, chaste, dis. Though a manager were ever so tyrannical or capricious The only fault we have to end with it is, that the criminating, and effective. Would we could say as much in the government of his theatre, though with him honour seems to have been set at rest by what has already appeal of the native artist's" pencil, which we should prefer were unknown, policy despised, and all consequences

in the Kaleidoscope. seeing successfully exercised apart from all enfranchise- madly defied, still the public could only chastise him by 0. R.'s essay and verses, and the lines of W. H. B. shell ment, save that conferred by nature. Mr. Goore should their absence from the scat of his oppression. But this next week. contrast the stiffness, glare, and false-colouring of his late hypothesis cannot be realized, so long as it shall remain

| The original Hymn, beginning “Bow'd down," &e. shule scenery with the ease, admirable perspective, and glow of the obvious interest of the manageinent to engage such a place in the next Kaleidoscope. rich mellowness that characterise Walmsley's old drop- performers as the public will approve, and to behave to

ASHTON ASSEMBLIES.- The letter of Triptalis shall scene. Mr. Goore has taste and judgment enough to those performers so as to secure their services; which po

Lour next. profit by the comparison ; we hope, therefore, this hintlięy, on the part of all managers, will be as durable as

CHRISTMAS BAGATELLES.-We shall next week ree may be serviceable to him. their theatres.

this department; and solicit contributions. T'he low ribaldry set forth in the bills, with all the pomp of cant phraseology, as Giovanni in London, has really


cat disgusted us to very nausea. It should have been termed, Dec. 20.

week in assigning a place in our columns to the au

sis of one of Mr. M'Culloch's most important lectus properly speaking, Giovanni in Liverpool ; every one

which we have been favoured by a correspondent, would then have understood the thing. Nothing but the very higbest talent in song, accompanied by the most ex.

Co Corresvondents.

we shall feel further obliged if he will enable us

an outline of any of the other excellent lectares quisice acting, could, in any degree compensate for the

M'Culloch. Our correspondent appears to posse folly and obscenity of the piece: and it is notorious enough CHESS. If H. H. will examine attentively the solution of

talent of abridging without impairing the sense, or to the frequenters of onr theatre, that we have no opera game 24, he will perceive that all the moves of the black

the spirit of the original. company worthy the most trilling mention, if we except king are forced, and that it is therefore impossible for him the veteran Doyle, Mrs. Aldridge, and the Ben wells. One to escape checkmate in five moves, allowing the castle to

COUNCIL OF Ten. -Our critical decemviri will perceive

COUNCIL OF TEN.our critica of the latter, indeed, Mr. Edward, as Simpkins, exhibits be taken, and in six, if the castle be not taken. If, at the we have omitted a portion of their strictures, waiteily the only assumption of character in the filthy thing's whole third move, the black king were to move to H 7, instead of

existing circumstances, we thought might, with conduct. To this gentleman, alone, is Giovanni in Liver G8, the white castle would check him at F 7. and in the be dispensed with. pool indebted for its short-lived existence. Why Miss following move give checkmate at G 7.

The tale of the “ Indians Outwitted" has been receivecha CRAMER should have selerted Giovanni, obtrusively to THEATRICAL FRACAS ---As the affair between the Managers • Vide the newspaper puffs, which, however, are but puffs,

and Miss Cramer is arranged, we shall decline any further Printed, published, and sold, EVERY TUESDA of course, and there.ore mean nothing. comment upon the subject.

E. SMITH & Co. 75, Lord-street, Liverpool


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