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sand, drowned some, and was the means of saving the there. Many people expect some similar eruption in one able deficiency in those dispositions exists, the 'lives of others.
of our mountains. But we hope that this event will not other pursuits ought to be recommended, for no merdes 5. Although Port Royal suffered so much from the be necessary, as the shocks have gradually diminished in can be long prosperous without them. earthquake, more houses remained standing there than in violence, ever since that which was so fatal in its effects. The sons of merchants are often obligeil to desate the any other part of the island. The shock was so violent It is now so long since we have experienced none but selves to commerce without natural disposition and anime in other places, that people who were walking were vio- slight and almost imperceptible concussions, that we flatter because the welfare of a whole family niay depend on lently thrown down, and lay prostrate upon the ground, ourselves they will soon entirely cease.
continuation of a business in which the chief part of ita with their arms extended, to prevent themselves from After the principal shock, the persons who escaped property is engaged, and which could not be site being rolled and bruised by the incredible motion of the went, in great numbers, on board the vessels which were in
which were in without considerable loss; nay, which is even very pro earth, which has generally been compared to the heaving the port, and several of them remained there during two fitable, if properly conducted. In such cases of the waves of the sea. Hardly a habitation or a sugar |months. The shocks during that period were so violent man ought to say to himself, “ It must be so! I will mill remained standing in the whole island. Every build- and frequent (there were sometimes two or three in the to become a good merchant, in order to comply with ing was overthrown at Passage-Fort. Only a single house course of an hour) and accompanied by noises so terrible, duty as a son and a brother;" and when such a resolution was left at Liguania, and at Saint Jago a few low houses, proceeding from the interior of the earth, or occasioned by is taken, and persevered in with firmness, it will be built by the provident Spaniards, were all that escaped de- the fall of mountains, that no one ventured to return to crowned with success, in spite of apparent obstacles. Man struction.
land. Others repaired to the place called Kingstown or can do a great deal when he is in good eartest. Let the In the north of the island the houses, with the greatest Killkown. There, the want of convenience and neces. youth who is in that situation devote himself cely to his part of the plantations, which are at considerable dis. saries in the half-ruined huts where they took refuge, and future career; let him get early accustomed to orda, se tances from each other, were swallowed up, together with the dampness occasioned by the excessive rains which fell 'tivity, and circumspection, even in trifling matters; key the trees and inhabitants, in a single abyss. In the space after the earthquake, brought on a pestilent fever. About him become familiar with the skill and the knowledere formerly occupied by them, a large lake, of about 1000 three thousand persons fell victims to this malady, most of which his business requires, and, when he is reading, kes acres in extent, soon afterwards appeared; it has since whom died at Kingstown, which is at all times an un. him be oftener found with Anderson, Büsch, and May been dried up, and is now replaced by a moving bed of wholesome place. The great quantity of dead bodies con- (commercial writers) than with Jacobi, Goëthe, and Jan sand, which does not bear the slightest traces of either veyed by the wind from one side of the harbour to the Paul (poets and novel writers.) Let him cousida ta tree or house.
other, which were so.netiines piled up in heaps containing there is less harm in being an indifferent scholar, then i But the most violent concussions were those felt among one or two hundreds, added, without doubt, to its natural being an indiferent merchant, and that the ruind die the mountains; and it is the general opinion, that in pro- insalubrity.—July 3, 1693.
latter involves also that of his fainily and friends. portion as we approach nearer to them, the shock becomes
Every rational man, who aims at an object, must ala more perceptible, and that the cause of the earthquake,
be willing to adopt such measures as will lead to the whatever it may be, lies concealed beneath them.
tainment of what he pursues; and, whether his determia Not far from Yellows, a portion of a mountain, after ON MERCANTILE EDUCATION AND PRINCIPLES.
nation to the mercantile line be forced or voluntary, ke having been thrown about in several directions, crushed
will endeavour to follow it properly. Unfortunately, then and buried a whole family, with great part of a plantation
(PROM THE GERMAN OF T. L. EWALD, BY L. MAN, OF LIVERPOOL.) are not yet many academies in which young men toime at a mile's distance from the foot of the mountain. A
such an education as will be of much advantage to this
(Translated expressly for the Kaleidoscope.) large and high mountain about a day's journey distant from
in their advance through life; but such a one, as the las Port-Morant, was entirely swallowed up, and the place, "There are not more useful members in a commonwealth Büsch has established in Hamburgh, is the proper plu
than merchants.-Addison. where it stood, is now occupied by a lake of four or five
for a youth who has devoted himself to business. Ha leagues in extent.
Many things are requisite to make a merchant into what the students learn the necessary languages, and their fa One half of the surface of the blue mountain is now des. he ought to be. A sound, free, and just view of persons, culties are directed towards what befits theit situatie titute of verdure. The rivers, whose currents were inter- circumstances, and situations; an exact knowledge of all They are made acquainted with mercantile geography rupted by fallen fragments, carried away enormous por countries, their produce, their manufactories, and their and with history in general, but more particularly so will tions of woods, which, for some time appeared floating in industry; an exact knowledge of the seas, the dangers regard to its influence upon commerce. The elder pupi the sea like moving islands. I have seen several large which are peculiar to each of them, their ports, their port. are practically instructed in book-keeping and calcula trees upon the shore, stripped of their bark and branches, laws, and the security of their ports ; a knowledge of the tions; whilst an experienced judge explains to them t and much shattered by the rocks, against which they had / various maritime laws, commercial laws, maritime and nature, and the good or bad qualities of all the stickers been dashed in their fall, by the force of the water, or by coinmercial custoins ; a knowledge of the different kinds the weekly price-currents ; hereby they acquire a fase their own weight. I saw, among others, a large trunk of of ressels, and their fitness for certain descriptions of arity with the distinguishing marks of what most interne a tree, which was as flat as a sugar-cane, when it comes goods, or for certain voyages ; an acquaintance with the them, and the habit of judging by the test of examina from the mill. situation of political affairs, and with what may, probably,
A youth, who has been thus instructed, will be de It is computed that the number of persons who have be hoped or feared from it with regard to its influence on immediately useful, and his employers will find & died in the whole island, amounts to two thousand. If trade; a knowledge of the coin and currency of all coun. interest to provide suitable occupation for him: they the earthquake had happened in the night time, probably tries; an acquaintance with the exchange laws in general not let him spend his time in running about, to fetcher not a single life would have been saved.
and with the peculiar exchange regulations of every com carry letters, and to do other errands which may be di It is remarkable that the least shock is as perceptible on mercial place; but principally, a practical logic on pro- by every common office-boy, and which have often board a vessel, as upon the shore, the sea being no less babilities, upon which every rational speculation must be tendency of leading to idle habits and bad acquaintec agitated than the land.
grounded; this may, indeed, be exerted, but cannot be Nevertheless, the preparation at the commercial araba It is observed that the concussions never take place when entirely acquired by every one, because it presupposes a will not supersede the necessity of going througbare the wind blows; but they are always expected in calm penetration, which nature does not always impart. “My apprenticeship; for the young man must learn apk weather. The truth of this observation has been con. son is too stupid for a merchant; he shall be a doctor," is what he has been taught. There is a great differs firmed by all the shocks that have been felt since the a saying which has been long ascribed to an ignorant and tween writing a letter by way of exercise, and getting principal one.
conceited merchant, but which is far from being irrational, ready for the post; or between making a calculate The shocks are in general more violent after rain than when the question lies between a speculative merchant pleasure, and delivering one which is to serve as bas at any other time. Those experienced in the country are and a mechanical doctor ; the latter may go mechanically real transactions, and according to which payments ? often not perceptible at Port Royal; some of them merely through his business, but this is impossible with the to be asked. The young man has learned many thing affect the neighbouring mountains, without extending to former.
the seminary, and he knows how things ought to be com any other part
The acuteness, which finds out the possible combina- but he has not yet acquired the facility of doing L. It has been observed, that, since the earthquake, land tions for success, and which calculates the probabilities, himself. He may, perhaps, be able to do them co breezes bave not been so prevalent as they commonly are; connected with the tendency of always quickly observing but not with sufficient despatch ; or he may do and that, in their place, sea breezes often blow during the what will be advantageous, and the courage of risking hastily but incorrectly. He wants that firm glance night time; a circumstance very unusual till now, something on a probable chance, united to the prudence that dexterity which nothing but practical experieac
Much sulphurous combustible matter has been found at which refrains from playing at hap-hazard; these are the effectually impart. Port Royal, and in many other parts of the island; it is sup- qualities of a true mercantile spirit, which, combined with Great mercantile houses, in full activity, afford, posed to have been ejected from the gaps opened in the earth. activity and regularity, will certainly bring a young man course, the best scope for the exercise of every
The island of St. Christopher was formerly very subject forward, if fortune be not entirely against him. He who but they are not to be recommended as proper scio to earthquakes. They have entirely ceased since the is more or less possessed of these requisites, may safely young beginners, however much that honour may be eruption of a great volcano, which still continues to burn | venture on mercantile transactions; but where a remark, nerally courted. The apprentices are there, were
I ment of the
any where else, employed in the performance of mere me- own time. The offensive jest mentioned is the peculiar | see the mists rising gradually upwards, and leaving the
belong to bottom of the valleys clear. I distinguished the little river chanical duties; because there are so many of them, and property of your correspondent, and does not belong to
which had narrowed as we mounted towards its source, he various departments must needs be kept separate, to me. The word which he turned his pun upon admits, and the still smaller streamlets that trickled down towards present confusion. The master of the house has but sel. beside the vile sense he has given it, of the meaning-it, like skeins of silvery tissue hanging on the heathy mandom the time or the inclination to bestow much attention“ refuse,” “ soil,” &c. and in this sense I used it. Your tle which covered the mountain. A fresh breeze came upon his apprentices; because he is continually occupied correspondent should, therefore, have giyen leave to ex- from the eastward, heralding the rising sun, and I mark
nstead | ed, appearing above the horizon, those prelusive beams with what is infinitely more interesting to him: and, pange the latter part of his letter of November 16, instead
which he sends out, as avant-couriers, to clear his path laring the progress of an important crisis in trade, he
mportant crisis in trade, he of meddling with the quotation in the affair between my- along the ways of heaven. Remembering niy disappoint. rill scarcely ever think of some among them. I know self and Z. As to my conduct in the question of learned
he Pic du Ayself a great merchant, who is very assiduous at his quotations, I can safely say it is perfectly honourable. Midi, I was resolved to be in time at the summit of ofice, and who had sixteen assistants in it when the late I did not use any of the harsh expressions he last week laid Arbizon, to see the first burst of the day.god as he shewed
his resplendent face to my portion of the world. I gave changes in business took place: two of his young men to my charge (except the first playful expression, “ blunder
* therefore the hint to my guides, and we pushed quickly left him at that epocha without notice, and he never per. ing and officious," not“plundering and ofticious,”) until he i on. As the light increased, a gradual tone and appear. ceived their absence during a whole fortnight: it may, descended to a strain of coarseness which was intolerable; ance of security seemed to accompany it on the earth. therefore, be easily supposed, how much he cared for and I feel proud that my language still did not savour of his The howling of the wolves, and the barking of the shephem, and how likely he was to watch their conduct. The own. I would just notice the quotations in his last letter
ons in his last letter herds' dogs, which had kept concert during the night,
now gave place to the hum of insects. The eagles, sure reat trade which is carried on in such houses confers no but one:-does he consider those quotations as models, or
of their way, came two or three of them floating down enefit on the apprentices; because the very magnitude is the whole a mere satire on the habit of quoting? If through the air, and seemed to pierce with keen gaze the of the affairs prevents them from forming a correct idea of the first be the case, I can assure him he has still to learn deepest recesses of the vale. The wild flowers opened their what is going on: they see only separate parts of the con the art of quoting, for he has been so foolish as to thrust bosoms, and freely shared their fragrant scents with the
breeze, that kissed them as it passed upwards. All nature rern, and cannot enter into its spirit. Besides, people of in no less than seventeen in three columns, and those, many
began to robe itself for the coming ceremony. The grey noderate property get ofcen into habits of extravagance, of them, with only a plain sense, and not in the least figu- clouds assumed a variety of tinges of many brilliant com » the abundance which seems to reign in such establish- rative. If he intends them to ridicule the practice, he also lours. The peaks rising here and there above them, shone rents: they forget that it requires a large capital to main- fails, for they are too often repeated to imitate a good in roseate hues ; and the snow-heaps that lay on their in them; and that much labour and talent had to unite quoter, and, excepting the first, they ought none of them granite beds, were covered with a deep blush of blended
crimson and purple. I hurried breathlessly forward, for ith favourable circumstances, before the vigour and the to be translated ; but either not translated at all, or else
I feared I should be late. I found that nature was too lidity which they witness were produced : they persuade the translation should be given in metre to those that are
quick for me. I saw the horizon covered with the yellow lemselves too easily, that they, too, might carry on such | poetical, and placed directly under the original.
streaks, on whose steps the sun treads so quickly. His usiness, and live accordingly. This leads too often to By honour, in this affair, I mean a fair conduct; I mean dazzling beams were fast piercing up the skies, ard the at appearance of greatness, which has of late become fa- that the sense of an opponent's argument should not be
west of heaven was glowing in all the splendid mixture
of bright colours which it catches from reflection. I ionable, and against which the rising generation cannot either perverted or degraded; by honour ! mean that hast.
perverted or degraded ; by bonour ! mean that hastened on still faster. I had taken the lead of my com. too carefully warned.
there should be no equivocation, no shrinking from the panions. I did not look at all before me, until enveloped [To be continued.]
combat, and pretending you meet an antagonist, when by thick mists, and losing all sight of the beautiful pano
you evidently shrink from bim : by honour I mean that rama around me, I found that we were actually in the Literature, Criticism, &c. the matter should be supported on its own ground, and no
clouds. A few minutes more led me to the confines of this
bright veil of mist. The pointed peaks of the mountain foreign and irrelevant subjects pressed into the cause, to
began to appear-then the blue heavez above--and in TRANSLATIONS, &c.
knock down the opponent, not convince him; by honour another step or two, I had passed the outward edge of the
I mean the exclusion of all false wit and vicious raillery, mist.
I looked round, and felt a thrill of awe shoot such as calling Eve Mrs. Adam, and calling yourself by
vourself hol through me, as I gazed on the solemnity of the scene. $18, I must request you, for justice' sake, to insert the name of Anti-Sutor, because a correspondent applied less extent, a wide ocean of thick clouds alone was visible
As far as the eye could penetrate the apparently bound. is letter, although it contains nothing which can
to your antagonist on a former occasion the epithet of below me, and the spotless vault of heaven above. Not terest your readers in general. In my last letter, ju misprinted a sentence, which, in the manuscript, stood
Sutor, and so you hope to dazzle the multitude by your the slightest sign of earth, or of man, was within view. us :" The gentleman says well, Sir,— Let those who
able wit in forming such a pun. By honour, I mean that the heavy mass of congregated vapours, in their millions anot write not make the attempt.'” In the printed
every assertion should be supported; and, to conclude. I of involuted folds, brought at once to my minù the notion py, the commas were inserted between says and well, mean by honour, that a writer should rather attempt to :
J of the universal deluge, when the world of waters swept
attempt to majestically along, crushing and burying all traces of
convert inferior substances into gold, as does the alchymist, animal and vegetable existence. ich made the sentence appear very different. Although
I imagined the last of than to practise an art of an opposite character, and so living victims flying from the coming flood, and hurrying expression,-“ Let those who cannot write not make convert good into evil, and purity into impurity.
his tottering steps to the summit of the highest hill. i te attempt," does not contain the exact words which
2. Y. Z.
treated involuntarily upwards--and could have fled in the -Barbarus, alias Anti-Sutor, made use of, yet I con
1:4 midst of my abstraction, had not the out.bursting of the
P.S. This is positively the last time on the subject of glorious sun given a new and splendid character to this & that it contains his meaning exactly, without either
ther quotations. I have thought it necessary to write the last most wonderful scene. He rushed up rapidly from the lition or diminution. The sentence which I compressed
ssed four letters in order to support the arguments in favour of mass of clouds into the clear blue beaven.' He flung no this form is in his letter of November 23, Kaleido
| learned quotations, that when the winds blew, and the beams round him. Nothing existed as a ground-work to 232, and runs thus :-“ Few men are obliged to rain descended, and the floods came, the house might not
throw them out into shadow, or mark their palpable touch. te; and, so long as people find they are not competent
He was a ball of single and intolerable splendour. My be found to be built upon the sand. he task, they may let it alone." I think, Mr. Editor,
gaze was instantaneous, and had nearly blinded me. I I have also been obliged, Mr. Editor, to take up a conthis explanation, I have duly vindicated what I call
covered my eyes for a moment, and when I looked again siderable portion of your room in explaining my conduct: the whole ocean of clouds was a multitude of wreaths of Ponour, and I wish your correspondent could do the
I am sorrry there has been such a waste of your valuable snow, enwrapped one over the other in folds of dazzling e. I am sorry your correspondent should suppose room ; but it was no fault of mine, and it is my hope in
whiteness. The scene was too splendid and too sublime as in a passion. If to show just indignation is to be future to do better. In the meanwhile, Mr. Editor, accept caught, to the southward, the wide extended chain of
for my continued gaze. I turned in search of relief, and passion, I was such ; but I conceive to be in a passion
the grateful thanks of
Y. Z. mountains spreading to the right and left, and lost in the very different thing.
imperfect light of their far distant limits. The necessity of my last letter duly existed; for was
Barren and desolate as they looked, there was still some. e not, notwithstavding his former paltry concessions,
thing in them which spoke of a nature that was not Erroneous assertion to cut down ? Did not Anti
strange to me. They were palpable realities that recalled
SUN-RISE, AS SEEN FROM THE PYRENEES. plainly say" There are no untranslatable pas
me to the world, and brought home to me associations
of humanity. I looked on them ?"
in all their venerable And all that I said with respect to ladies, &c. (From the Second Series of “Highways and Byways."
magnitude of form and extent, enthroned on earth, and alled for by his letter of the 23d of November, which
covered with the glow of heaven. In all my reverence for only been noticed with regard to the practice of
It was then the month of August; no matter in what their mightiness, I was never so impressed with it as now.
year, the night had been misty, which I knew was rather sing health, and the argument of authority. I had
a reason to look for a bright morning. The smooth even Marriage.- Voltaire v. Malthus. The more married en two letters, it is true, before my last ; but one of path as we went along, and the deep conversation into men you have, the fewer crimes there will be. Examine
referred to his paper of November 16, and was which we entered, beguiled our route : so that I was some the frightful column of your criminal calenders; you will en before I saw his letter of November 23; the other what surprised on casting my looks towards the east, as there find a hundred youths executed for one father of a only the commencement of a letter of which my last
we issued from a ravine about half way up the mountain's family. Marriage renders men more virtuous, and more
" side, to find that the dawn was beginning to break. "he conclusion. I thus divided it to make it mo:e stopped for a moment to take breath, for the ascent had fore his children ; he is afraid to make shame their in
I wise. The father of a family is not willing to blush beble for your miscellany, and to accommodate my been very rapid. I gazed around me, and was pleased to heritance.-Philosophical Dictionary.
| The following interesting lines have been sent us for insertion by a correspondent, accompanied with an original translation of his own, which we reserve for next week.
TE SOUVIENS-TU ?
Tedious as a twice-told tale Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.-Shakspeare.
“Te souviens-tu,” disait un Capitaine
Au vétéran qui mendiait son pain, “ Te souviens-tu qu'autrefois dans la plaine
Tu détournas un sabre de mon sein? Sous les drapeaux d'une mère chérie
Tous deux jadis nous avons combattu; Je m'en souviens, car je te dois la vie,
Mais toi, soldat, dis-moi, t'en souviens-tu ? “Te souviens-tu de ces jours trop rapides,
Où le Français acquit tant de renom? Te souviens-tu que sur les pyramides
Chucun de nous osa graver son nom ; Malgré les vents, malgré la terre, et l'onde,
On vit flotter, après l'avoir vaincu, Nos étendards sur le berceau du monde,
Dis-moi, dis-moi, soldat, t'en souviens-tu?
No pasture for the herds the meadows yield. No more, as once, these seek the fountain flood, And bathe their limbs, and cool their heated blood, Or dash the grateful stream in sportive mood. No longer now to spreading trees they creep, And rest their wearied forms, and court soft sleep, For all around deep lie the driven snows, The wintry reign is bigh, and sterner grows, A deathlike torpor seizes all the face Of nature, and with icy cold embrace, Imparts a living death. Now flocks forsake The barren fields; the wild-duck to the lake' Repairs in vain, her wonted streams are gone And o'er the frozen flood she walks alone. Now watery tempests rage throughout the gkles Exposed to showers of hail, earth prostrate lies. And every shock awakes her mournful cries. No more, Ruricola, thine acres pour The plenteous harvest to increase thy store; Thy little farm will yield thee now no gain, No bleating flocks, no yellow-waving grain. Then seek thy peaceful home, and drown in wine Thy cares and griefs, let joy and mirth combine To banish pain; and light a blazing pile With lusty faggots heaped: for yet awhile, And spring itself shall come with verdure elad, And flowering meadows green thine eyes shall glad, Whilsts chilling frosts will swiftly steal away, And winter stern shall dare no longer stay,
The air was still, not a ripple stirred
The calm and tranquil lake;
The silence profound to break.
Resplendent sweetly shone;
Peered high the pensive moon:
And a maiden by his side;
The beauteous malden sighed:
Of Love, alas, had proved ;
And well was it understood.
And a tear did powerful ple ad
of him who for man did bleed.
And the maid his words believed ; And she bade adieu to her soldier love,
And his parting kiss received.
And he lingered with fond delay;
Til, insensate, they tore her away.
• Husbandman, inhabitant of the country.
" Te souviens-tu que les preux d'Italie
Ont vainement combattu contre nous? Te souviens-tu que les preux d'Ibérie
Devant nos chefs ont plié les genoux? Te souviens-tu qu'aux champs de l'Allemagne,
Nos bataillons arrivant-impromptu, En quatre jours ont fait une campagne;
Dis-moi, soldat, dis-moi, t'en souviens-tu ? “ Te souviens-tu de ces plaines glacées,
où le Français abordant en vainqueur, Vit sur son front les neiges amassées,
Glacer son corps sans refroidir son coeur! Souvent alors au milieu des alarmes,
Nos pleurs coulaient, mais notre vil abattu Brillait encore lorsqu'on criait aux armes;
Dis-moi, soldat, dis-moi, t'en souviens-tu ? “Te souviens-tu qu'un jour notre patrie,
Vivante encore, descendit au cercueil, Et que l'on vit dans Lutèce* flétrie
Les étrangers marcher avec orgueil ?
Et quand Bellone enfin aura paru,
Dis-moi, soldat, dis-moi, t'en souviens tu?
Car je n'ai plus de noble souvenir;
En attendant un meilleur avenir;
Me rappelait au repos qui m'est dû,
ANOTHER. Stern winter comes apace, cold north winds blos, The fields are covered with a coat of snow, No leaves now deck the trees, no grass the fields, The land no pasture to the cattle yields. It is not pleasant (as of late) to lave Our languid bodies in the cooling wave, Nor, with our wearied limbs stretch'd on the ground, Beneath a tree, to take a slumber sound. The cold increases, all things torpid stand, The wandering herd desert the barren land. The duck in vain her wonted waters seeks, And walks among the frozen lakes and creeks Now storiny clouds th' etherial sky engird, And hail, loud rattling, on the earth is heard. Thy acres, peasant, can no crops produce, Nor thy thin fleeces be of any use; So hie thee home, drown care in wine and mirth, And pile the wood high on the blazing bearth, For thou shalt soon the verdant spring behold, Driving before it winter's biting cold. Liverpool, Jan. 10, 1825.
GRATITUDE, For feeling an inflammatory disorder benefited by the bila
And years past on, and the Knight was true,
And the lady, in lonely bower,
The pangs of that darksome hour.
Was raised his hopes to blight;
As they bore him from the fight.
The dying warrior spoke;
As the spirit threw off its yoke.
Athwart the bounding wave, and the lists of slaughter bore the name
or“ her beautiful and brave,"
Sent forth a piercing cry:
Long, loud, and fearfully!
In funeral pomp was seen;
Fair virgin files between!
And the maid by her mother's side;
And the maid is heaven's own bride.
(SEE A NOTE TO CORRESPONDENTS.]
TO THE EDITOR. SIR, If you approve of the following translation of the beautiful and classic verses “ De Hyeme," by Westmona. steriensis, in your last Kaleidoscope, you will oblige by its insertion.-Yours, &c.
Y. Z. Liverpool, Jan. 12, 1825.
Let healthy bards, in cheerful lays,
On summer months so gay.
The varied charms of May ! But me, whom wint'ry wit inspires, (By transient loss of hectic fires)
To praise thee, dull and cold
To feeble, and the old !
So hail! thou dread November, haill"
Now Winter comes, and blustering in his train,
Some snarling critic may justly say, the hard I heavy enough this month, without yours, Master Poetasta
TO THE EDITOR.
IT ONDON NORTHERN RAIL-ROAD COMSIR,-I beg, through the medium of your widely cir
HONORARY PRESIDENT: "Ludimus effigiem belli”... ......VIDA. culated Kaleidoscope, te place a query, which I should be The Most Noble the Marquis of LANSDOWN. happy to see answered.
The Most Noble the Marquis of ANGLESEA, SOLUTION TO GAME XXVIII. “Can there in any composition be a succession of dis
The Right Hon. the Earl of HARDWICKE,
The Right Hon. the Earl of LAUDERDALE, Black.
cords? I have before me at present the work of a respect. White.
The Right Hon. the Lord DACRE, 1 King......68 1 Castle ....H-4 able author, in which the following passage occurs :
The Right Hon. Lord GRENVILLE,
Sir ROBERT PEEL, Bart. 2 King ....H8 2 Castle ....H.5
CHAIRMAN-GEORGE HIBBERT, Esq. 3 King......6-8 3 Queen ....F-7+
DEPUTY CHAIRMEN: 4 King ...H_8
PASCOE GRENFELL, Esq.M.P. JOHN SMITH, Esq. M.P. 4 Queen ....G_6
LEWIS LOYD, Esq.
| EDWARD WAKEFIELD, Esq. 5 Pawn 5 Pawn ....H-7
- DIRECTORS: 5 Pago ..H–5 6 King......646
Francis Baring, Esq.
Frederick Pigou, Esq.
James Evan Baillie, Esq. Thomas Richardson, Esq. 7 Pawn ..H-4 7 King ....H-6
Edward Ellice, Esq. M.P. Sir J. T. Stanley, Bart. AlderPaen ....H-3 8 Pawn .....G-6
Lyndon Evelyn, Esq. M. P. ley Park, near Macclesfield,
Sir Robert Farquhar, Bart. 9 Pawn ....G-7+ Pawn ....H-2
Joseph Strutt, Esq. Derby,
Charles David Gordon, Esq. Ichabod Wright, Esq. Notghm. --
John Irving, Esq. M.P. James Warre, Esq.
George W. Norman, Esq. IWilliam Williams, Esq. M.P.
AUDITORS: (NO. XXIX. 1
" There is a succession of discords here **, as B is the Simon M'Gillivray, Esq. Richard Hart Davis, Esq.M.P. fundamental bass note. Could the author have substi
Edward Goldsmid, Esq.
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The noise was again hushed.