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Poetry.

LINES WRITTEN ON THE 25th OF DECEMBER, 1824.

Cease, cease ye bells your merry chime

On the breeze so gladsome swelling, For this for mirth no fitting time

When the bell of death is knelling.
Cold in its winding sheet is laid

The corse, so peaceful sleeping:
And they have smoothed the narrow bed,

And the mourners watch are keeping.
Take, take away those garlands bright,

The misietoe, and holly;
Ob! how abhorred the festive rite,

The masquerade of folly!
For weeping eyes look swollen and dim,

And sobs with prayers are blending;
And solema peals the parting hymn,

From vaulted roofs ascending !
At such an hour, oh! how the tone

Of joyous revel telling,
Seems as it mocked the hollow groan,

The heart bereaved high swelling!
Silence and night the mourner loves

When woe alone is waking;
When not a breeze the pine tree moves,

Nor a sound the calm is breaking!
Silence and night the mourner loves,

For then, on heaven reposing, Through realms unseen the spirit roves,

There all its griefs composing!
Silence and night the mourner loves,

The time serene and holy,
When faith through blissful Eden roves,

Forgot the world of folly!
Silence and night for heaven prepare,

Celestial visions waking;
The still small voice of love is there,

Our mortal fetters breaking!
Silence and night to grief are dear,

For then no more dark brooding, The soul pours out itself in prayer,

No earth-born thoughts intruding!
Forbear, forbear, ye merry bells,

For the knell of death is ringing;
And the orphan heart with anguish swells,

And the choristers loud are singing!
Forbear, forbear, ye merry bells,

No garlands here are glowing: Here melancholy pensive dwells,

And tears uncheck'd are flowing.
Ye merry, merry bells give o'er,

Why barb the dart of sorrow?
Oh! can your mirth the dead restore,

Or give the grave its morrow.
Away, ye sights and sounds of mirth,

Ye mad the brain, or nearly;
For, withering on the lap of earth,

Lies her beloved sincerely! Liverpool .

TRANSLATION OF “LA GLOIRE MILITAIRE."

Three times he slunk around

The Lion, growling low,
TO THE EDITOR.

And eying askance the foe,
SIR, -I have ventured (perhaps rashly) to send you a

He crouched upon the ground.
translation of “ La Gloire Militaire,” which appeared in

The King gave a signal once more, your last Kaleidoscope: if it be passable, be pleased to

And fierce, and all foaming with rage,
accept of it; if not, pardon the temerity of-Yours, &c.

And longing to revel in gore,
Edge-hill, December 31, 1824. INQUIRER.

Two Leopards leaped out from their cage.

The Tiger rose ready to kill,
MILITARY GLORY.

And the Lion roared aloud-
Vain youth, why seek Mars' stormy field,

Again the arena was still,
In prime of life, that life to yield

Save the murmuring voice of the crowd.
Where glory bids thee come?

Then from amongst the female band,
That death, which there, 'neath glory's guise,

That sat around the King,
Molds to thy view her glittering prize,

A glove from fair and noble hand
Unsought, is found at home!

Dropped down into the ring.
Tell us, ye heroes, what avail

And with a high disdainful air,
Your gaudy trappings, shining mail,

To where the brave Delorges stood,
Our dazzled eyes that meet?

Turned Kunigunda, proud, but fair;
When gain'd, at length, is glory's prize,

“Sir Knight," she said, "dar'st thou make good Midst toils, alas ! like dust it flies,

The love thou swear'st me every day,
Raised by your horse's feet!

And boldly fetch that glove away?"
ANOTHER,

The Knight, with swift, but steady pace,

Descended to the awfnl space;
Young gallant soldier tell the charms

And whilst the crowd in silence stand,
That lure thee thus, 'mid war's alarms,
To seek for death in Glory's arms,

He raised the glove with daring handk
Reckless of all its pain:

The Knights and Ladies from above,
The death thou woo'st as Glory's mead

With wonder saw the act he dared,
Would fall far gentler on thy head
When stretched upon thy peaceful bed

And as he calmly brought the glove,
Than on the battle plain!

From every mouth his praise was heard.
Vain is the pomp of martial pride,

And Kunigunda, in smiles arrayed,
Where the proud banner flaunting wide,

All armed in beauty's magic power,
And gleaming arms, 'mid battle's tide,

Prepared the hero to receive;
Mock the dim sunbeams' red!

Delorges threw the glove, and said,
Fame's star, that dazzled thy young eyes,

" Thy thanks, fair Lady, spare to give;"
Has set, and memory of it dies
Ere sinks the cloud of dust that flies,

And left her from that hour.
Beneath thy charger's tread.
Fairfeld, near Manchester.

J. H. S.

We invite our classical friends to favour us with an

English poetical version of the following lines, which have
There is something very striking in the following trans- been transmitted to us by a young friend :
lation, although the versification is extremely irregular.
This may perhaps be the result of design rather than of

DE HYEME.
carelessness; but we confess we should have preferred the

(ORIGINAL.] piece had the ordinary rules of poetical composition been more strictly adhered to. We are assured by our corres. Nunc accedit Hyems, Aquilonibus aspera ventis ! pondent, that the translation is original; but we cannot Tegmine nunc cano contegit arva gelu! divest ourselves of the impression that we have met with Non frondes arbusta tegunt, non gramina campos, an English version of the story before. ---Edit. Kal.

Grata nec armentis pascua præbet ager.

Non placet, ut quondam, fontanâ spargere lymphâ THE GLOVE

Corpora; non gelido membra levare solo. (FROM THE GERMAN OF SCHILLER.)

Non fessis etiam captare sub arbore somnum

Undique cùm positâ sub niye terra latet.
King Francis is sitting to view the sight

At nunc crescit hyems, nunc omnia frigore torpent,
Of beasts, urged on with beasts to fight,

Infoecunda vagans deserit arva pecus :
In fierce and bloody fray,

Et fluvialis anas, nequaquam flumina quærens,
And his Knights and his Nobles surround him,

Frigore concretas ambulat inter aquas.
And on the balconies around him

Et nunc imbriferi circumdant æthera nimbi,
Sit the Ladies in bright array,

Grandine nunc tellus percutiente gemit.
Then the King gave a sign with his hand,

Non tua, Ruricola, effundunt tibi jugera fructus,
And the mouth of a den opened wide,

Villaque, jam tenuis, res tibi nulla lucri est.
And a Lion, with shaggy hide,

Ergo vade domum, vinoque averte dolores,
Stalked in, with an air of command:

Et super ardentem congere ligna focuin.

Nam modo ver ipsum, modo prata virentia cernes,
And with disdain,
He looked around,

Et fugiente gelu, sæva recedet Hyems.

WESTMONASTERIENSIS.
Then yawned, and shook his main,
And stretched him on the ground.

London, December 28, 1824.
The King gave a signal again,

Advertisements.
And into the midst of the ring,
With a wild and ferocious spring,

MUSIC.
A Tiger leaped out from his den.

P. :

STUBBS respectfully informs the Gentry of LiverBut when the Lion he perceived,

vides MUSIC for MUSICAL PARTIES, BALLS, &c. He also reHe lashed his tail in ire;

spectfully announces to the Masters of Schools, that he Loud was the growl he heaved,

attends to instruct Pupils on the Flute, Violin, and Double

Flageolet.
And his eyeballs darted fire.

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manager to the line of business, theatrically termed most phlegmatic people upon earth, John Bull is always making healds in the weaving of cotton, silk, woollen, &c. Talking Gentleman, he became dissatisfied with his situ- painted ruddy, fat, and fair," and I am sure that every -29th Nov.- 6 months. ion, and after suffering every misery under the manage impartial observer will admit, that he has a natural pro- Middlesex, patent cock manufacturer, for his method of

To Thomas Hancock, of Goswell Mews, Goswell-street, lent of Mr. Daly, he quitted Ireland at the end of pensity for merriment. ighteen months, for London ; being, however, driven by Then why

should we impose shackles on our nature ? making or manufacturing an article which may be in many ontrary winds into Wales, he joined an itinerant com- --why should we bow to the fiat of fashion, whose rola- instances substituted for leather, and be applied to various any then playing at Swansea, and,

as his reception was ries are ever running from one extreme to the other other useful purposes.—29th Nov.-6 months. Fourable, he continued for some time the principal per. Now-a-days, forsooth, Miss is taught that laughter is the

To William Furnival of Anderton, Cheshire, salt-marener in low comedy with Mr. Masterman, the then very height of vulgarity, and when nature wishes to put nufacturer, for certain improvements in the manufacture anager of the Caermarthen, Monmouth, and Cardiff her risible faculties into motion, Fashion plays upon her of salt...4th Dec.-6 months. On the late Mr. Emery's removal to Covent-garden, lips in the form of a cold-hearted smile.

To William Weston Young, of Newton Nottage, GlaAathews became his substitute at York, where he gradu- tise I am not, however, an advocate that ladies should prac- morganshire, engineer, for certain improvements in ma.

nufacturing salt, part of which are applicable to other Lly rose ia public estination, of which, the greatness of benefits afforded substantial proof. He remained there oh dear, no; this would, indeed, bring down upon me a

the loud laugh that speaks the vacant mind ?" useful purposes.-4th Dec.-4 months.

To John Hillary Suwerkrop, of Vine.street, Minories, II May, 1803, when, his fame having reached Mr. Col. host of fair opponents; but I would have them avoid ex. London, merchant, who, in consequence of a communicaan, he received bim at the Haymarket, to play second tremes, and endeavour to acquire the happy medium.” tion made to him by a certain foreigner residing abroad, sats en Mt. Fawcett; but his merit could not long be far be it from me to attempt to define the precise move is in possession of an apparatus or machine, which he denicealal, and he soon proved himself possessed of powers ment of each muscle, it would be superlative pedantry; nominates "A thermophore, or a portable-mineral of st very common to the English stage.

but surely every lady will acquiesce with me, that the in river-water bath and linen-warmer;" and also for other is introduction at Drury lane, to fill the vacancy occa. disagreeable. The celebrity he acquired at the summer theatre led to sipid simper is more unamiable than the loud laugh is apparatus or machines, connected there with for filtering

and heating water.-4th Dec.-2 months. coned by the death of Suett; and, though no one ever trod It is curious to observe the great alteration which, at

To George Wycherley, of Whitchurch, Salop, saddler, in the steps of that inimitable actor, without suffering by the present period, takes place in the laughter of a lady, for improved methods of making saddles and side-saddles. the comparison, the audience seemed to feel a pleasure from the age of ten to fifty. The female whose counte- 4th Dec. 6 months.

To Robert Dickenson, of Park-street, Southwark, Surry, hare of that merit which distinguished the deceased co- pressions which she receives, is from fourteen to the day for his improved air-chamber for various purposes.—7th median. The person and features of Mr. Mathews are of the with

skill equal to that of the most accomplished courtier ;
of her marriage, tortured to command that countenance, Dec.- 6 months.

To John Thompson, of Pembroke.place, Pimlico, and Eppiest form for that eccentric career he has, of late years, but the newly

married lady, released in some degree from of London Steel-works, Thames Bank, Chelsea, for his arked out for himself, and in which he has been so sin the bonds of maiden reserve, no longer painfully restrains improved mode of making refined, or what is commonly sularly successful. His face possesses astonishing flex- the natural impulse of joy-yet she does not annoy the called ". cast steel."—9th Dec.- 2 months. bility, his eyes are dark and large, and what constitutes ear with a boisterous roar, nor damp the felicities of mirth

To Robert Bowman, of Aberdeen, Scotland, chain sre great merit of his countenance is , its power of express with a frigid and affected smile. It is generally after the cable maker, for his apparatus

for stopping, releasing, and ang every passion with which Comedy abounds. He does age of thirty that the ingenuous laughter of youth re- regulating chain and other cables of vessels, which he de*t, like a buffoon, merely distort his visage to please a turns in all its pristine vigrur; and it might not be nominates " elastic stoppers."—9th Dec.-4 months. 2 barren spectators-every movement of a muscle ex. deemed an extravagant hypothesis, that this is one of the

To William Moult, of Lambeth, Surry, engineer, for resses the force of the sentiment he is about to deliver causes why, after that climacteric, both sexes become his improvement or improvements in working water. whole frame becomes relaxed or braced, as the feelings rather embonpoint.

wheels.-2th Dec.-6 months. his character require, thus enabling him to impart all But let me ask, what, more than laughter, is conducive

To Sir William Congreve, of Cecil-street, Strand, Mide emotions of the mind without the assistance of lan. to health ? does it not unloose the fetters of cogitation dlesex, baronet, for his improved gas-meter.—14th Dec. Garrick is said to have had the ability to assume various not not give pleasure to the recluse, and enliven the drear is it not an antidote against hypochondriacism wil it 6 months.

To Samson Davies, of Upper East Smithfield, Midfferent forms even in the one part. This wonderful art hours of slavery and exile : from the sick man does it not dleses, gun-lock maker, for his improvements applicable transition, from passion to passion, was obvious in his betoken convalescence ? in a word, is it not the enemy of to fire-arms.

—-18th Dec.-6 months rsonification of Archer; he was one man with Cherry, unhappiness, a companion to youth, a friend to manhood,

To David Gordon, of Basinghall-street, London, Esmother with Scrab, a third with Boniface, a fourth with and a blessing to age.-Rouse, then, ye sons of Momus: quire, for certain improvements in the construction of he whimsical performances in which Mr. Mathews alone upon by the caprice of fashion. Saller, and with Aimwell, wo distinct persons. and do not submit your happy privileges to be trampled carriages or other machines, to be moved or propelled by

mechanical means.-18th Dec.-6 months. tems qualified to excel, comprehending, as he himself tells To conclude: Sir, we are all aware that the gloominess,

To Samuel Roberts, of Parke Grange, near Sheffield, S" coery thing in the world,” require the most opposite of our

winter, particularly of the month of November, Yorkshire, silver-plater, for his improvement in the mastof features, manners, and action ; yet he assumes all is a principal cause of Englishmen being so susceptible of nufacture of plated goods of various descriptions.--18th e requisite transformations with the utmost fidelity and hypochondriacism, which is, alas, too often productive of Dec.- months. se, so that those (if any such there be) who are yet un- suicide. If, therefore, this disorder be not constitutional, Green, Middlesex,

for certain improvements in the con.

To Pierre Jean Baptiste Victor Gosset, of Clerkenwell quainted with his powers, might well imagine the nume should we not use every endeavour to drive the enemy is metamorphoses he undergoes to be the work not of from our bosoms ? And, I shall not surely be an unsuc struction of looms or machinery

for weaving various sorts lies his change of voice, the position of his limbs, with impolite

and uncouth visitor, when introduced into our both of Stanley St. Leonard's, Gloucestershire, for certain individual, but many, from the accuracy that accom- cessful suitor, if I solicit that laughter be not treated as an of cloths or fabrics.--18th Dec-6 months,

To Joseph Gardner, smith. and John Herbert, carpenter, those delicacies of description which colour the efforts evening circles; and let my experience assure the fair sex, great actor.

that they are not less lovely, but cotisiderably more ami: improvements on machines for shearing or cropping woolSa private individual, he is much respected for his able, whilst they participate in the pleasures of innocent len cloths.18th Dec.—2 months. al and gentlemanly demeanour. With great compa. merriment. able qualities, his company is anxiously sought after

Sir, I am your obedient Servant,

Geological Discovery.--A cavern, which promises to be he first circles, and universally esteemed, being, as

SENEX. ht be supposed, highly gifted with the knack of keep.

of much geological interest, has been lately discovered on

the Mendip-hills, near Banwell, 120 feet below the sure che table in a roar. He has been twice married, first fiss Strong, of Exeter, who died in 1802. His pre

face of the earth. The soil which covers its floor is replete wife was a Miss Jackson, of the York company

Scientific Records.

with the bones of quadrupeds; the remains which have apil of Kelly aad Mrs. Crouch) who is a beautiful wo) (Comprehending Notices of new Discoveries or Improve but some imperfect canine teeth, apparently of the hyæna,

yet been found consist principally of the ox and the deer, and an interesting actress, but has long since retired ments in Science or Art; including, occasionally, sin- have also been discovered. From the close analogy of

gular Medical Cases; Astronomical, Mechanical, Phi: the spot with other caverns which have been found most losophical, Botanical, Meteorological, and Mineralogical productive of the quadruped remains, and from the cir..

Phenomena, or singular Facts in Natural History : 1 cumstances that all the teeth of an elephant were formerly Miscellanies.

Vegetation, &c.; Antiquities, &c; List of Patents : discovered in a similar fissure, about three miles distani.

to be continued in a series through the Volume.) upon Hutton-hill, there is every reason to believe that ON LAUGHTER.

further examination would be well repaid. The bones

procured from Hutton-hill were collected by the late Rev. (From the Hereford Independent.]

To Louis Lambert, of No. 10, Rue de la Goat, Paris, Mr. Cauott, and are prescrved in the Bristol Library. It

and 29, Cannon-street, London, for improvements in the is understood that the curator of that establishment is at (INSERTED BY PARTICULAR DESIRE.)

material and manufacture of paper.-Dated 23d of No- present engaged in an examination of this interesting spot. vember, 1824.6 months to enrol specification.

-Taunton Courier. R-Your readers will probably think, that I am a To Stephen Wilson, of Streatham, Surry, Esquire, who, hable subject, as I have selected so droll a topic; but in consequence of communications made to him by a cer- Zinc Plates for Engraving.-In Germany, at present. ild they feel it necessary also to exercise their risible tain foreigner residing abroad, is in possession of a new artists have begun to substitute zinc plates instead of cop. lties, I shall be more than pleased, since the summit manufacture of stuffs with transparent and coloured fi- per plates, and also instead of stone for engravings. The ay ambition will be attained.

gures called “Diaphane Stuffs.”_-25th Nov.-6 months. artist draws on the zinc as on stone, and the expense of am an old man, and one who has from his cradle loved To William Shelton Burnett, of New London-street, ingraving is thus saved. A large work, being a collection Xcent mirth; it is with regret, therefore, that I observe London, merchant, for certain improvements in ships' of monuments of architecture, from zinc plates, has alfickle jade, Fashion, exerting every power to expel tackle.—25th Nov.-6 montlas.

ready appeared at Darmstadt, and is highly spoken of. ghter from the domestic circle. Notwithstanding our To John Osbaldeston, of Shire Brow within Blackburn, The process is said to unite the economy of lithography tinental neighbours would persuade us,, that we are the Lancashire, calico-weaver, for his improved method of' with the clearness of copper engraving.

1 the stage.

LIST OF NEW PATENTS.

Correspondence.

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TO THE EDITOR.

The Public are respectfully informed, that
SIR,—Your correspondent, in his letter of the 28th inst. MR.MATHEWS WILL BE FOUND AT HOME,
ASTRONOMY.

bearing the signature of Triptalis, laments that the hope 11th, and THURSDAY, the 13th instant, when he will be

ful flock of Ashton assemblies had not extricated themselves the honour of presenting (for the first time in Liverpows TO THE EDITOR.

celebrated Entertainment called from the woeful dilemma of black-balling an elegant

A TRIP TO AMERICA. SIR,—If the worth of literary productions were measured Latin scholar and philosopher. Astounding! Be it known, Doors will be opened at Seven, and the Performance con by the utility of their contents, the harmonizing numbers ye Ashtonians, that a philosopher has at last settled mence at Eight.-Tickets to be had at the Box-ofice. pular

romances of a Sc great unknown, would all sopher will gain unto us an imperishable fame boy inedis: MR STAFFORD, date of Nottinghambegs les sink into insignificance before the well-known distich,

covery of the philosopher's stone. Be that as it may, Trip. removed his Establishment to Liverpool, where he will cos “ Thirty days hath September, &c."

one good tuia deserves another; and there is no doubt MENTS OF SPEECH, by means of a new method of Treas. Perfectly aware, however, that this can never be the our philosopher will, in his next letter, dub you in the ment: case, all i profess to maintain is, that, by the help of same elegant way; and then Stayley-bridge may boast of during the last three years: in testimony of which, be bus

Mr. S. has been very successful in a great variety of cakes, rhyme, some things may be more readily retained in our their elegant Latin scholar and philosopher, and vie with Physician, or the Rev. Dr. Wylde, Nottingham ; the Rer. memories than without ; and particularly in acquiring any their more Gothic neighbours. Trip. is alarmed of a con- John Storer, Rector of Hawkesworth; the Rer. Da Staunscience where a number of technical names are necessary spiracy against wit and learning. That certainly is a very tor of Bingham, Notts. Thomas Morton, E. Ciekant, to be learned, that, by the aid of the poetic muse, they will grave and serious charge, and comes no doubt from the Herts. James Torkington, Esq. Stamford; Lee Parker, sooner become familiar to the student. This admitted, and extending our theory to the sublime wit and learning, only wants a field large enough between man, Esq. Liverpool no less renowned and redoubtable Triptalis, who, big with Esad Mountkearney, Newry, County of Down, ireland; 2

Hardman, Esq. Lloyd's Coffee House, London; C. 1. Harde science of astronomy, we find that some antecedent bard Ashton and Stayley-bridge, where he might explode for street, Liver pool. if by letter, post paid.

For particulars of Terms, &c. apply to Mr. S. No. 91. Duke has adopted this method of enumerating the twelve signs the equal benefit of his Gothic neighbours, Gentiles, and January 8, 1825. of the zodiac.

scribes, as he is pleased to bespatter us. “ The Ram, the Bull, the heav'nly Twins,*

Poor Trip. is afraid of the Latin being so common as to To Correspondents And next the Crab, the Lion shines, The Virgin, and the Scales ;

be spouted in our assemblies, and the Latin mapia being The Scorpion, Archer, and she-Goat, caught by our industrious spinners, rovers, carders, engi- DER FREISCHUTZ... We last week gave the pronunciatin e

this uncouth title, as nearly as it could be spelt in The The Man that holds the water-pot, neers, and at last the cockle-man spouting his Latin ditty

namely, Fryshoots; but in endeavouring to explain it was And Fish with fettered tails."

in the streets of Stayley-bridge, to the edification of the ing we merely stated what we had gathered in convers This last line I have ventured to alter from the original, rising generation. However, Mr. Editor, something must tion with some intelligent foreigners, as we do not preta “ And fish with glittering scales," be done, as we are completely flooded with Latin quota.

to the slightest knowledge of the German language the tautology occasioned by the recurrence of the word tions, by our own philosopher, Chorley, and last, not least,

following note on the subject has been addressed to as the scales, and the fact that the constellation Pisces is actually the renowned Triptalis.* Trip.'s reception in the card.

valued correspondent, whose communications on liter

and criticism, together with his original translation represented on the globes by two fishes, tied tail to tail, room is incomprehensibly starred ; probably he has left the the French, German, &c. have frequently enriched the in my opinion authorizing the liberty.

elucidation of these numerous stars for his next letter, to of the present and former volumes of the Kaleil After this manner, Mr. Editor, I have proceeded to form be made more plain, smooth, and easy than Emanuel

This gentleman is so thoroughly skilled in the Cara a catalogue of the other constellations, which I humbly Swedenborg's key to the heavenly bodies. - Yours &c.

that we have much pleasure in laying before our

the following note with which we have been favoured: submit to your perusal, though without the least claim to

A CONSTANT READER.

TO THE EDITOR. The explanation which has been gira skilful classification.

Ashton-under-Lyne, Dec. 30, 1824.

you about the Freeshot is partly wrong; and, as it might The Great and Little Bears, King Charles's Heart,

Which will make us have recourse to those characters aseribed to me, I shall feel obliged to you for correcting The Dragon, Lizard, Lynx, the Crown, and Dart; mentioned in Bible times, interpreters.

in your next publication. The word is not schutz, for Boötes, with coupled Greyhounds in a noose;

would be protection; it is schütz, or better schütus: The Cameleopard, Eagle, Fox, and Goose;

the ü, which is sometimes written ue, must be prensa The lesser Lion, Dolphin, Swan, and Fly;

The Beauties of Chess. like the French z ; for instance, Blücher.-Yours, The Harp, and Melalus, a Mountain high;

January, 4, 1825. The Serpent, with the Man that doth it bear;

Ludimus effigiem belli............. VIDA.

A subsequent note from the same correspondent contains The Goat, and tender Kids, the shepherd's care;

following postcript:—“Referring to my letter this my The Triangle, Berenice's bright Hair;

SOLUTION TO GAME XXVII.

ing, I have further to add, that the explanation of FM Queen Cassiopeia, in her regal chair;

White.

Black,

chütze is almost totally wrong in the Kaleidoscope; it me Brave Perseus, with Medusa's snaky Locks, 1 Koight....G_4+ 1 Bishop..G-4

a man who has the privilege of shooting, and not a pred And fair Andromeda, chained to the rocks ; King Cepheus, Pegasus, his brother Horse; 2 Knight....H--3+ 2 B:shop..H-3

I was rather in a hurry to let you have my inclosed

munications, and had thereby overlooked the latter at Old Hercules, the Dog of Hell, and Antinöus. 3 Queen ....G-2+ 3 Bishop..G_2+Mate.

the definition." The Constellations which are numbered here, Shine brightly in the northern hemisphere.

(No. XXVIII.)

Music.—The acceptable favour of Amateur, from Limo

shall be introduced next week; and we shall be bag Rainy Orion, and the river Po; The black has the move. The white undertakes to

hear further from this correspondent, who need not The Sextant, Microscope, the Cup, the Crow;

the future expense of postage. The Great and Lesser Dogs, the giant Whale;

checkmate him in nine moves with the pawn G 5, without
taking the black pawn.

SUPPLEMENTAL SHEET.-The article recommended by 4 The Hare, and Hydra with contorted tail;

shall have a place in our next supplemental sheet, fara The Unicorn, the Fish, and Noah's Dove,

we are making preparations, and which will be ready On the south side o' th' zodiac move.

23lack.

very short time. Wiat constellations I have here omitted, are those

The following are preparing for immediate public which, occupying the more southern districts of the hea.

у я т а н н о н

Lines, supposed to have been written in the Dino vens, are never visible to the inhabitants of Britain ; and

D. Slowan's letter--Philo-logo's communicatie*

lines to Cæsar-Y. Z.'s lines on Sunset on the which, as they have never met the eye, they have been ex

Jerry's verses--L. Man's Translation from the Geral cluded the verses of Your's, &c.

Mercantile Education, &c. Lichfield, Dec. 22, 1824.

We have further to notice . R.-Theodore-, Heiland

Quotator, and Ashtonian, whose letter is seribbled in • We do not insist upon mnemonical lines being very

9 mysterious characters, that we are not quite assured smooth or elegant; on the contrary, we will admit that they

we shall be able to decipher the whole. often serve their purpose better by being of the doggrel tribe;

S. T. of Bristol is informed that we shall make immediata but we recollect, or rather half-recollect, a version of the zo

inquiries after the article about Chatterton. diacal signs, which we used repeat some forty years ago;

MUSICAL CRITICISM.-We shall be most happy to hear is and which, notwithstanding a grammatical slip in the last word of the first line, are somewhat better than those quoted

w.on this subject. above by our correspondent. They are somewhat after this

Solomon Nightingale must allow another week to elapsed fashion :

we address a note to him. Here in the zodiac begins

ERRATA.—In L. L.'s last paper on the alleged plagiarise The Ram, the Bull, the loving Twins,

Anacreon Moore, for Pleas read Plan, for seniptors The Crab, the Lion, and the Virgin tender,

Sculptor, for Lives then he read Lives there ha. We take The Balance, Scorpion, and Bowbender,

occasion to remark, the copy was very carelessly with The Goat, the Waterman, and Fishes twain,

with numerous interlineations. Will bring us round to the Ram again.

B C D E F G H We think our correspondent will admit that this is a better

Printed, published, and sold, EVERY TUESDAT, version than that he has adopted.- Edit. Kal.

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No. 238.– Vol. V.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 1825.

PRICE 34

Natural Distory.

teen-mile-walk, were overthrown, and, meeting in their | Spanish vessel, within sight, sent a boat to their assis. fall, stopped the course of the river ; its bed remained dry ance.

during a whole day, in the space between the ferry and All the houses from Jews-street to the walls of the town LETTERS

the part where its current was thus obstructed. A great were overthrown, except eight or ten, which remained coON THE REVOLUTIONS OF THE GLOBE.

number of fish were taken thence, which afforded consi. ¡ vered with water up to the balconies. As soon as the vioBY M. ALEX. B.

derable relief to the suffering inhabitants. At Yellows a lent shock was over, several sailors began to pillage these La legère corche de vie, qui fleurit à la surface du globe, ne large mountain was torn asunder, and fell into the plain, houses. A second shock precipitated two of them from the **** que des ruines.

where it covered several habitations, and crushed nine-height to which they had climbed, and they thus perished. Paris: printed, 1824.

teen whites. The plantation of a Mr. Hopkins was re- Several vessels and sloops were overturned, and lost in anatated expressly for the Kaleidoscope from a recent French moved to half a mile's distance from the place where it the harbour. The Swan frigate, which was stationed near Work.]

formerly stood, and is now in very good condition. The the quay for the purpose of being refitted, was hurled, by LETTER III. (CONTINUED.)

water of all the wells not exceeding six or seven fathoms the motion of the sea, and the sinking in of the quay, over

in depth, overflowed, immediately after the principal the roofs of several houses : whilst it was passing near that EARTHQUAKE AT JAMAICA IN 1692.

shock. We still experience about five or six slight con- inhabited by Lord —, a part of that edifice fell upon it, (Extract from the Philosophical Transactions."] cussions in the course of twenty-four hours. Our people and broke through into the cabin. The vessel, however,

have formed a town at Liguania side. Nearly five hun- did not sink, and was the means of saving the lives of 1. The terrible earthquake which happened on the 7th dred persons have already died there, and the fever still several hundred persons. June, 1692, between eleven and twelve o'clock in the continues to rage with unabated violence.20th Septem

The report that balls of fire were seen in the air, is a ming, overturned, and caused to be inundated nine- ber, 1692.

mere invention. But there was heard among the mounths of the town of Port Royal, in two minutes, and de

4. Between eleven and twelve o'clock in the morning tains a noise, like the roaring of thunder, so loud and teryed all the buildings situated near the quay, in less we felt the house rock in which we were assembled with rible, that many negros, who had taken refuge there for a one minute. Very few persons escaped death. My several other persons : soon afterwards the bricks began to some months, were compelled by fear to return to their

Madam B. and her daughter, and all the inmates of be loosened. At the same instant, some one in the street masters. house, except one white servant, perished. The house was heard to exclaim, " An earthquake !" We immedi- The water, which issued from the mountain above the k vertically into ground, and is now thirty feet under ately ran out, and saw every one, with uplifted hands, brine pits, opened passages for itself in twenty or thirty het. I had set out the same morning, with my son, to imploring the Divine mercy. We continued to run to places ; from eight or ten of these it gushed forth with as quania; the earthquake surprised us on our return, wards the top of the street, whilst the houses were, on one much impetuosity, as if the same number of sluices had fway between that place and Port Royal, and we nar- side, swallowed up by the earth, on the other, levelled with been all at once opened. Most of them were at the height ly escaped being swallowed up by the sea, which rose the ground. The sand heaved in the street like the waves of eighteen or twenty feet above the foot of the mountain ; l'extreme rapidity six feet beyond its ordinary level, of the sea, lifting up the persons who stood upon it, and three or four of them were nearly thirty-six feet high. We hough there was not the least wind. We were com- then sinking with them into deep hollows. These poor tasted the water of several of these streams, and found it is to return to Liguania, where we found all the wretches were presently afterwards tossed in every direc- salt. They continued to flow from noon till the following is overthrown. The huts of the negroes were the tion by the floods of water which broke in upon them. sun-rise, and the brine pits were then entirely submerged. habitations that remained standing. The earth still some seized hold of the beams and rafters of houses ; The mountains between Spanish-town and Sirteen-mile. naes (20th June) to receive five or six shocks in the others remained fixed in the sand (which again appeared walk united, during the shock of the earthquake, which

of twenty-four hours, and is often convulsed by a when the water had flowed away) with their arms and forced the river to seek a new passage through the woods I tremulous motion. Many of the neighbouring legs dissevered. I stood, with a group of sixteen or eigh- and savannas. Many people have told me, that during stains have fallen, and we daily witness the overthrow teen persons, upon a small piece of ground which did not the eight or ten days that elapsed before it returned to its hers.

sink; from this spot we witnessed the fatal spectacle. As former course, the inhabitants had thoughts of changing We have been assailed by a new calamity since the soon as the shock was over, every one was eager to know their establishment, being persuaded that the river had earthquake (we every day experience slight concus. what portion of his family remained alive. I attempted been swallowed up with the town of Port Royal. The

Almost half of the persons who escaped at Port to walk towards my house over the ruins of others, which roads along the banks of the river are so much encumI have since died of a malignant fever, caused by the floated upon the water; but I could not reach it. I at bered with fragments of earth and stone, that every one is in change in the temperature of the air, the want of length procured a canoe, and rowed towards the sea, in forced to pass through Guanabou in order to go to Sixpuses, warm lodgings, and medical relief.--3rd Sep. order to repair thither: I met, during my passage, seve-teen-mile-walk, ET, 1692. ral men and women floating upon the wrecks, and having

M. Bosby told us, that, having gone the same afternoon A great part of Port Royal is swallowed up. The received as many of them into my boat as it would con- to visit bis plantations, he found the earth opened in seve. at of the quays is now some fathoms under water: tain, continued to row towards the spot where I supposed ral places, and that two cows had been swallowed up, and whole of the street in which the church was situated that my house had stood; but I could not ascertain what smothered in one of the crevices. merged to the height of the last story of the houses had been the fate of my wife and servants. The next

The weather was much warmer after the earthquake ill remain standing. Several people, swallowed up morning I went from one vessel to another, until I had at than before, and there was a greater quantity of musquiearth, again appeared in other streets; some rose

length the happiness of finding my wife, and two of my toes than had ever before been seen in the island. middle of the harbour, who were, nevertheless,

The mountains at Yellows have hardly undergone less She told me, that when she had felt the house

negroes. although, at the same time, about 200 persons give way, she had run out, calling to all the family to changes than those at Sixteen-mile walk. A large pord, comprehending white men and negroes. On

follow her. She was no sooner in the street than the tion of one of these mountains carried along with it all the rth side of the town, more than a thousand acres of unk, and thirteen persons lost their lives there. All ground began to heave, and she was swallowed up in the trees that it met in its fall, and a plantation, which was at

earth, together with a female negro servant who had clung the foot of the mountain, has thus been entirely destroyed uses in the island were overturned, so that we were to take up our residence in the huts. The two the surface of the earth, by the floods of water which deto her: they were, in the same moment, again raised to and buried.

Water did not spout out in the streets of Port Royal, as mountains, which were at the entrance of the Six. luged the sand. After having been, for some time, vio- it has been reported ; but, during the violent shock, when "hese numbered paragraphs are written by different lently tossed about, they at length seized hold of a beam, the ground opened in several places, containing persons

by means of which they supported themselves, until a who had been swallowed up, water rose from among the

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