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Divinest Truth! oh, whither ded,

To what far country borne;
Where hast thou velled thy radiant head,

And whither art thou gone?
I sought thee in the woodland sbade,

In cottage, and in bower ;
But there an ærial phantom strayed,

The witch'ry of an hour.
I sought thee mid the busy throng,

In hall and palace gay;
But falsehood led the dance along.

And thou wert far away.
I sought thee by the hallowed shrine

For pining mortals made,
The shrine of Friendship, mald divine,

And still embraced a shade.
I sought and, trembling, sought to And

If thine with Love to dwell:
Alas! Experience spoke of wind,

I guess'd her meaning well
"Where then, oh where," at length I cried,

Immortal Truth art thou?"
“ Search but for me," a voice replied,

“On Childhood's sinless brow:
“Or seek me on th' eternal rock,

Disowned, and yet revered;
The rock whereon, though demons mock,

Firmly the Cross is reared."
'Tis there alone may I reside,

There changeless Truth is found;
Haste, seek thy soul's unerring guide,

All else is empty sound.





“8 7. The King's Knight to the adverse Queen Alia

square.” In our phraseology, the move is thus described: From the ivied tower, the village bell

“8 2. Knight D. 5."
Hung on the minute slowly;

O'er the meadows green its soft note fell

In whispers sad and holy.

White has the move.
No murmuring gale the stillness broke,

w. i Pawn ............E–4 r. 27 Castle........G_3% But all was hushed in silence there:

b. — Pawn ............E-5

Pawn .........G-5 It seemed as though 'twas sorrow spoke,

7. 2 Knight ...... F-3 w. 28 Queen............6-5% In Hatton's bell, a solemn prayer.

b. - Knight .........C_6

For the spirit that had wing'd its way

3 Pawn ............D-4

7. 29 Queen............1-5X! From worldly woe to heavenly rest,

6. – Pawn............ D—4 And left a form of earthly clay,

w. 4 Bishop

C-4 co. 30 Queen.........G_X To wear the garment of the blest.

b. - Bishop .........C—5 b. - King

w. o Pawn ............C-3 7. 31 Bishop The Pastor of the Hamlet dead!

b. - Queen ......... E-7

b. - Bishop And cold the hand that freely gave:

w. 6 King castles

w. 82 Bishop The ruthless sexton even shed

b. - Pawn ..... ..C-3 6. — King The burning tear upon his grave.

W. 7 Knight

w. 33 Queen The rustics sigh'd their last farewell,

b. Pawn............D-6 6.- Castle.........! And mournfully did sever,

w. 8 Knight D-5 2. 34 Queen.....5-1 As the crumbling earth upon him fell

b. - Queen ...........

.D-7 b. Queen
And closed him in for ever.

W. 9 Pawn .............B-4 w. 35 Pawn
When on some future festive day

6. — Knight

6. - King

w. 10 Knight B-4 Those bells shall ring a merry peal,

w. 36 Castle......... Upon the peasant blythe and gay

6. — Bishop ......... B-4 b. - King
A pang of soft regret shall steal-

w. 11 Knight .........G-5 -0.37 Queen

H-6 6. — Bishop
For him who sleeps beneath the aisle;

w. 12 Bishop

w. 38 Queen Yes :—many a tear shall fall for him

b. — King

b. Castle...........4 Whose eye bespoke good humour's smile,

w. 13 Queen

W. 89 Queen
But now, alas ! is closed and dim.


b. – King
The village maids shall spread his tomb

w. 14 Knight

w. 40 Pawn. With the cypress and the willow ;


6. Castle..
And o'er his grave the flower shall bloom

w. 15 Queen

w. 41 Queen
And deck his earthly pillow.

b. Knight

b. Queen ....GX Birmingham, March 23, 1825.

w. 16 Pawn ............-4

2. 42 King
b. — Knight C-4 b. Castle
w.17 Queen .........C-4 wo. 43 Bishop
b. Queen .........F-7

. King
The Beauties of Chess. w. 18 Queen

w. 44 Queen b. - Bishop

b. Castle Ludimus effigiem belli"............ VIDA.

W. 19 Pawn

............5 w. 45 Queen

b. - Bishop .........C-4 Queen SOLUTION TO GAME XXXVII.

w. 20 Castle ............F-4 w. 46 King While.



Pawn ............B–5 b. – King 1 Castle.... H-8+ *1 King ...H-8 w. 21 Pawn .............E-5 16. 47 Queen 2 Queen ,H-6+ +2 Castle ....H-7

b. - Pawn ............ E-5 b. Queen 3 Casilel.. F-8+

w. 48 Queen ........ 13 Bishop ....F-8+ \w. 22 Queen b. Pawn

b. 4 Quieu...

Queen... F-8+

..........H-6 4 Queen ....6-8

70. 23 Castle........ E-1 2o. 49 King 5 Kuight .G_6+ MATE.

b. Castle .........H-7 b. - Bishop

w. 24 Pawn ............F-6 3 Koight G-6+ 3 King .......648

w. 50 King b. Pawn ........

b. - Castle... 4 Castle F-8+ 4 Bishup ....F-8

w. 25 Castle............F-5 5 Queen

7. 51 Bishop .F-8+MATE.

b. - Pawn..

.............A-5 b. - Castle.......... • If the black king moved to G 7, the white queen would w. 26 Queen ..C-5 Xw. 52 Pawn.......... give checkmate at H 6.

6. – King

............6–8 16. - Pawo ..... + If the black king moved to G 8, the white castle would give checkmate at F 8. # If the black queen moved to G 8, the white knight would

(No. XXXVIII.) give checkmate at G 6.

The following is the state of the game after the del

move, when the white gave up the game as hopeles CHESS MATCH BETWEEN LONDON AND EDINBURGH. The white to move. The following note is copied from the Globe and Travel

Black. ler, in which journal the moves of the game are given at full length.



od 9 H Cowgate, Edinburgh, March 18, 1825.

8 SIR,—As there has been a great deal of clishmaclaver about the game of Chess won by the Club of this metropolis in their match with the London Club, I send you the whole of the 7

V moves, if you think it worth while to publish them. Your chess-playing readers will find that after half the moves, the Londoners, who are braw chiels in their own opinions, had no chance of any thing better than a drawn game.

Your obedient servant,

ALEXANDER MAC ALISTER In the Globe and Traveller the moves there are given to the number of 52 on each side, occupying 104 lines. The old-fashioned round about phraseology is retained ; but we have translated it into the simple mode adopted in the chess department of the Kaleidoscope ; which is not only infinitely shorter, but at the same time more intelligible. In order to show how much is gained by our method, the reader has only to compare any one move as described by

A B с D

E F G H the two modes. We will select the 8th move of the white, which in the Globe and Traveller is thus noted down :





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Oh! do not to rudeness attribute the gaze,

Which so oft, though detected, I could not withdraw; There's a something so sweetly magnetic that plays

On thy lip, in thine eye, that, by gravity's law,
My eye and my lip seemed to fly from their sphere,
By thy magnets allured, and to fix themselves there
I have oft seen an eye beam as tender as thine;

I have seen, too, a cheek of as lovely a hue;
But I've ne'er known á glance so alluring, that mine

Could not heedlessly leave, until gazing on you.
Yet it was not thy cheek, nor thy glance lent the spell;
'Twas a something, but what, on my soul, I can't tell.
Twas a something endearing that play'd in thy smile,

So bewitching, yet simple, so arch, yet so kind,
That, while gazing, enraptured, I felt not the wile

That was stealing each wish and each thought of my mind,
Til sighing I felt my heart go with the sigh,
Invited to thine by a glance of thine eye.
Dear maid, if a union of hearts you approve,

If you find by this visit they fondly agree,
You can first give them some little lessons of love,

Then send them awbile to be tutored by me;
Or, if sending them backward and forward affright you,
Suppose that, like them, you and I should unite too.
Liverpool, March 18, 1825.

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Mr. Gerard, about ten or a dozen years ago, was fast rising than usual after a long game; and well they may, for it is

to the first eminence in his profession, when he was seized tedious work, and even the automaton chess-player who (From the Manchester Gazette.)

with a fever, which left such a weakness in his arms as looks perfect tranquillity, turns impatient when his adver

rendered him quite incapable of handling a brush. In sary, takes too much time between moves. I respect a ate number of the Liverpool Kaleidoscope, a weekly this helples state he remained nearly a twelvemonth, when, good chess-player as I would a mathematician, but I would ion, which contains a happy.combination of amus. after repeated trials, he found, that by grasping the wrist pot ask either for company in the intervals of care or

instructive matter, there is a humorous letter of his right hand as firmly as he could, he was able to business. As a social game, backgammon is far prefera. gentleman in Bristol, who, fancying that he is paint likenesses in water colours. He has continued ever ble, being a happy mixture of chance and skill, which in the year 1855, transcribes extracts from several since endeavouring, by unremitting exertions, to support keeps the

attention alive;—it can be played amidst the hum vers of that supposed date. One of these is a letter his family. But he has now half-a-dozen children to edu- of the largest parties, and a game or pool is soon determined. ditor of the Manchester Gazette, desiring to koow cate and provide for, and he finds it necessary to call in the It is a very vulgar notion, that this game is all chance, for • any of our readers can give him any information sister art of poetry to his aid. He intends, if subscribers the precautions against chance control it in the long run Gerard, a poet and painter, who lived in this town can be obtained,' to publish a volume of bis amusing in the same way as a skilful man does in his worldly affairs. ne year 1822, and quotes these lines of that cele, Epistles in Rhyme.- His Bristol friend will, no doubt, Backgammon-players may play all day long without being vit and artist by which the writer says it would make himself thirty years younger, in order the more ac- weary, but a chess-player, after such an operation, would was exposed to severe domestic privations tively to promote the subscription in that city; the editor look as stupid as a mile-post. Don't you believe that miracles bave ceas'd, of the Kaleidoscope, who is never backward in aiding a 1, by a daily miracle, am fed; benevolent design, will, we trust, lend the painter and poet

METEOROLOGICAL TABLE. or are Elijah's cat'rers, in the least,

what he much wants, a helping hand; and we have little More wondrous than my daily loaf of bread : doubt that many of our readers, knowing that they can

(From the Liverpool Courier.] hen you reflect (the wonder is increased)

both gratify their feelings and obtain amusement, will pw lame I am, by whom 'tis furnished;

become subscribers to the Painter's volume of Poetry. lave myself, five children, and a spouse,

morning ► feed and keep from getting RAVEN-ous po ristolian calls on us for information, we bég leave

BACKGAMMON. | him that Mr. Gerard is alive and witty as ever ; he has it still in his power to jest with misfortune, Chess is a valuable game in a prison or during a passen

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The Traveller.

great as to nearly take away the breath. We here took | a distance, a canoe, with four men, coming towards me,

in a great deal of water, which was mostly bailed out and waited in confidence to hear the sound of their pad * We have frequently been solicited to give a place in again before we hurried on to what the Canadians call ales : but in this I was disappointed ; the men, as I after the Kaleidoscope to the extraordinary adventure which the “grand buillow." or great boiling. In approaching wards learnt, were Indians (genuine descendants of the forms the subject of the following article, which appeared this place, the Captain let go the helm, saying, " By Tartars) who, happening to fall in with one originally in the Liverpool Mercury, of Feb. 5th, 1819, God! here we fill." The barge was almost immediately ger's trunks, picked it up, and returned to the shortening from which we now transcribe it for the amusement of overwhelmed in the midst of immense foaming breakers, the purpose of pillaging it, Jeaving (as they since our readers.-Edit. Kal. which rushed over the bows, carrying away planks, oars, knowledged) the man on the boat to his fate

. Indeed &c. About half a minute elapsed between the filling I am certain I should have had more to fear from the ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING AND EXTRAOR- and going down of the barge ; during which, I had suffi- avarice than to hope from their humanity ; and, it is more DINARY NARRATIVES ON RECORD.

cient presence of mind to strip off my three coats, and was than probable, that my life would have been taken, t

loosening my suspenders, when the barge sunk, and I cure them in the possession of my watch and several halls The following most interesting detail, the truth of which found myself floating in the midst of people, baggage

, eagles, which I had about me. The accident happened as may be confidently relied upon, has been privately circu. &c. Each man caught hold of something; one of the eight o'clock in the morning; in the course of some bleret lated in manuscript amongst the friends of the writer, of crew caught hold of me, and kept me down under water ; | as the day advanced, the sun grew warmer, the wind bler whom we do not feel at liberty to say more at present, than but, contrary to my expectations, let me go again. On from the south, and the water became calme. I got reper that he is a well-known merchant, of great respectability rising to the surface, I got hold of a trunk, on which two my knees, and found myself in the small bitke St. Louis, and talent, now residing in Liverpool.

other men were then holding. Just at this spot, where about three to five miles wide; with some difraky i pat It is owing to the kind interference and solicitation of a the Split-rock rapids terminate, the bank of the river is upon my feet, but was soon convinced, by cuenta el friend, that we have, at length, the opportunity to lay be well inhabited; and we could see women on shore, run- spasms in all my sinews, that I was quite insenyadde sol fore the readers of the Liverpool Mercury the particulars ning about, much agitated. A canoe put off, and picked swimming any distance, and I was then two miles from of an adventure, as affecting as any we ever recollect to up three of our number, who had gained the bottom of the shore. I was now going, with wind and care, de have met with.

the barge, which had upset and got rid of its cargo : these destruction; and cold, hungry, and fatigued, ras obliged There is scarcely on record a more awful and appalling they landed on an island. The canoe put off again, and again to sit down in the water to rest, when an exterior atuation, than that so well described in the latter part of was approaching near to where I was, with two others, nary circumstance greatly relieved me: Ou ensing this narrative, where the writer states that the velocity with holding on the trunk; when, terrified with the vicinity of the wreck, to see if it were possible to detach any feed which he was hurried forwards convinced him of the near the cascades to which we were approaching, it put back, it to steer by, I perceived something loose, entangled i approach of the dreadful rapids of La Chine, that night notwithstanding my exhortations, in French and English, a fork of the wreck, and so carried along: this I found te was drawing on, and that bis destruction appeared inevi- to induce the two men on board to advance. The bad be a small trunk, bottom upwards; which, with any table.

hold which one man had of the trunk, to which we were difficulty, I dragged up upon the barge. After se The horror of this scene, and the unlooked for escape, adhering, subjected him to constant immersion; and, in hour's work, in which I broke my penknife, whilst tygg at such a critical moment, have seldom been surpassed order to escape his seizing hold of me, I let go the trunk, | to cut out the lock, I made a hole in the top, and, 109 even in the fictions of romance.

and, in conjunction with another man, got hold of the great satisfaction, drew out a bottle of rum, a cold teen, Since the manuscript came into our hands, we have boom (which, with the gaff, sails, &c. had been detached some cheese, and a bag full of bread, cakes, de tres been told, by a particular friend, that a near relation of from the mast, to make room for the cargo) and floated off. Of these I made a seasonable, though very moderno his, who is recently arrived from Canada, had frequently ! had just time to grasp this boom, when we were hurried and the trunk answered the purpose of a chair tolim heard of this adventure from persons residing on the spot, into the cascades: in these I was instantly buried, and elevated above the surface of the water. where no doubt is entertained of its truth in all the par nearly suffocated. On rising to the surface, I found one After in vain endeavouring to steer the wreck, a éta ticulars here related.-Edits.

of my hands still on the boom, and my companion also its course to the shore, and having made every signalirit

adhering to the gaff. Shortly after descending the cas- my waistcoat, &c.) in my power, to the several beslek ".On the 22d of April, 1810, our party set sail in acades, I perceived the barge, bottom upwards, floating which I had passed, I fancied I was driving into a la large schooner from Port George, or Niagara Town; and, near me. I succeeded in getting to it, and held by a crack which, however, soon proved to be the termination et in two days, crossed Lake Ontario to Kingston, at the in one end of it: the violence of the water, and the falling lake, and the opening of the river, the current of head of the river St. Lawrence, distant from Niagara out of the casks of ashes, had quite wrecked it.. For a long was carrying me rapidly along. I passed several about two hundred miles. Here we hired an American time I contented myself with this hold, not daring to en- uninhabited islands; but the banks of the river appearing barge (a large flat-bottomed boat) to carry us to Mondeavour to get upon the bottom, which I at length effected; to be covered with houses, I again renewed my signa trent, a further distance of 200 miles : then set out from and from this, my new situation, I called out

to my com- with my waistcoat and a shirt, which I took out of Kingston on the 28th of April

, and arrived the same panion, who still preserved his hold of the gaff: he shook trunk, hoping, as the river narrowed, they might be re evening at Osdenburgh, a distance of seventy-five miles

. his head ; and when the waves suffered me to look up ceived; the distance was too great. The relocity The following evening we arrived at Cornwall, and the again, he was gone. He made no attempt to come near which I was going convinced me of my near approach succeeding night at Pointe du Lac, on Lake St. Francis: me, being unable or unwilling to let go his hold, and the dreadful rapids of La Chine. Night was drawing or here our bargemen obtained our permission to return up trust himself to the waves which were the rolling over my destruction appeared certain ; but did not disturbi the river ; and we embarked in another barge, deeply his head.

very much: the idea of death had lost its povelty, sedla laden with potashes, passengers, and luggage. Above The cascades are a kind of fall, or rapid descent, in the become quite familiar. I really felt more provoked be Montreal, for nearly 100 miles, the river St. Lawrence is river, over a rocky channel below: going down is called, ing escaped so long to be finally sacrificed, than har interrupted in its course by rapids, which are occasioned by the French, “Sauter,” to leap or shove the cascades. at the prospect. Finding signals in vain, I nowe by the river being confined within comparatively narrow, For two miles below, the channel continues in uproar, just cry or howl, such as I thought best calculated at ahallow, rocky channels : through these it rushes with like a storm at sea ; and I was frequently nearly washed a distance, and, being favoured by the wisd great force and noise, and is agitated like the ocean in a off the barge by the waves which

rolled over it. I'now en. although at above a mile distance, reach the cast are storm. Many people prefer these rapids, for grandeur of tertained no hope whatever of escaping; and, although I people on shore. At last 1 perceived a boat more appearance, to the falls of Niagara : they are from half a continued to exert myself to hold on, such was the state to wards me, which being very small and white beton mile to nine miles long each, and require regular pilots. which I was reduced by cold, that I wished only for speedy had for some time taken for a fowl, with a white bar On the soth of April, we arrived at the village of the death, and frequently thought of giving up the contest

, as and I was taken off tbe barge by Captain Johnstet. Codars; immediately below which are three sets of very useless. I felt as if compressed into the size of a monkey; being ten hours on the water. I found myself a day dangerous rapids (the Cedars, the Split-rock, and the my hands appeared diminished in size one half; and I cer- lage of La Chine, 21 miles below where the social Cascades) distant from each other about one mile

. On cainly should (after I became very cold and much ex- happened, having been driven by the winding the morning of the first of May, we set out from the Cehausted) have fallen asleep but for the waves that were current a much greater distance. I received ne other dars; the barge very deep and very leaky ; the Captain, a passing over me, which obliged me to attend to my situa- jury than bruised knees and breast, with a slight ca daring rash man, refused to take a pilot. After we passed tion. I had never descended the St. Lawrence before ; but the accident took some hold of my imagination, while the Cedar rapid, not without danger, the Captain called for I knew there were more rapide a head (perhaps another set seven or eight succeeding nights, in my dreams, porne rum, swearing at the same time, that God Almighty of the cascades) but, at all events, the La Chine rapids, engaged in the dangers of the cascades, and summer avald not steer the barge better than he did. Soon after whose situation I did not exactly know. I was hourly in by drowning men, &c. My escape was owing to this wc entered the Split-rock rapids by

, a wrong channel

, expectation of these putting an end to me; and often fan currence of fortunate circumstances I happened w and found ourselves advancing rapidly towards a dreadful cied some points of ice, extending from the shore, to be the hold of various articles of support, and to exchange watery precipice, down which we went

. The barge slightly head of foaming rapide. At one of the moments in which article for another, 'just at the right time. Nothing frared her bottom against the rock, and the fall was so l the succession of waves permitted me to look up, I saw, at the boom could have carried me down abor cercade

or castle.

it injury; and nothing but the barge could have saved was invariably added the Christian maxim, that it was fish for perches here, ran the boat in where it was marshy, e below them. I was also fortunate in having the whole Le bon Dieu" who especially interfered to save him (me) and dropped anchor ; which being done rather quickly, "; had the accident happened one hour later, I should a conviction which would be highly flattering, as I should it unfortunately slipped from the cable, and disappeared, Ive arrived opposite the village of La Chine after dark, live in expectation of some high destiny proportioned to causing a good deal of trouble to recover it. We then id, of course, would have been destroyed in the rapids the special miracle wrought in my favour.

tried the perches, but in vain ; not a fish could be caught, law, to which I was rapidly advancing. The trunk,

although we removed the boat to different places. sich furnished me with provisions and a resting-place

Seeing a man upon the hills, we hailed him, and, on ove the water, I have every reason to think was necessary

NARRATIVE OF AN EXCURSION TO LOCH LOMOND. his coming to us, asked him if ever there were, fish save my life; without it, I must have passed the whole

caught here; to which he answered, that with a net we

(Continued from our last.) ne in the water, and have been exhausted with cold and

might have found plenty, but that he had seldom seen nger. When the people on shore saw our boat take the


any fished with the rod. This made us regret the want mng channel, they predicted our destruction: the floating Thursday, June 5, about half past seven in the morn- of a net; and supposing further trial needless, we gave it page, by supporting us for a lime, enabled them to ing, we all got up, much refreshed with such a long and up as a bad job, and rowed over to a small island on the ake an exertion to save us ; but, as it was not supposed good night's rest; and as we intended to reach the head other side, where we landed. ssible to survive the passage of the cascades, no further of the Loch this day, ordered breakfast to be ready for us

Here stood the remains of an old house, which we surertions were thought of, por indeed could they well as soon as possible, and, while that was preparing, we yeyed with the eye of curiosity; we also discovered a very ve been made.

went to the loch, and drew the line set the preceding large nest upon the top of a tree, very high; however, It was at this very place that General Ambert's brigade evening: we caught some pecches and eels on it, mostly at D. A. climbed up with the agility of a squirrel, but found

300 men, coming to attack Canada, were lost : the the end of the line, where the water had been deepest; it empty: we supposed it to be that of an eagle, or of some rench at Montreal received the first intelligence of the bence we thought of placing the

line further

out into the other very large bird. We cut some very fine sticks from vasion, by the dead bodies floating past the town. The loch, that it might be all in deep water, with the intention a holly tree ; and being quite satisfied wiih examining lot who conducted their first batteau, committing (it is of drawing it on our way home the next day. This done, this extremity of the loch, again bent our course homeid, intentionally, the same error that we did, ran for the we returned to the inn, and after breakfasting heartily, ward. In returning, we touclied at niany of the islands ; ong channel, and the other batteaux following close, all and clearing our score with the landlady, shouldered each indeed, scarcely did we onsit one that we had not previ. re involved in the same destruction. The whole party, of us a gun, and set off again for our boat. We were des ously been at in going up:-we generally remained on h which I was, escaped ; four left the barge at the cedar sirous of being on the top of Ben Lomond, from which each a considerable time, so enchanting were they, crownlage, above the rapids, and went to Montreal by land; we would have had a delightful view of the surrounding d, for the most part, with trees and shrubbery, and

more were saved by the canoe; the barge's crew, all country, but having little time to spare, we deferred it til decked with innumerable groups of wild flowers; also reustomed to labour, were lost; of the eight men who some other opportunity.

taining, many of them, the ancient rev.ains of some house sed down the cascades, none but myself escaped, or Having mounted our guns, and loaded them, we hoisted be seen again ; nor indeed was it possible for any one sail, and bore away up the loch, firing several guns, derably, though we were obliged to row, there being little

Leaving now the head of the loch behind us consi. bout my extraordinary luck, and the aid of the barge, which had a grand effect; the echo sent back from the wind, and that unfavourable. we saw that Tarbet would which they must have been very close, to have escaped ; | bills, some time after we fired, was awfully pleasing. be the farthest point we could fetch that night, it getting

other men must have been drowned immediately on This day was exceedingly fine, and the wind, though late; we, therefore, to quicken our progress, put on four ering the cascades

. The trunks, &c. to which ebey gentle, still continued favourable; so that we had nothing cars and pulled manfully. The above mentioned place we hered, and the heavy great coats which they had on, to do but sit and look around us, and admirc the passing situation, having in the first place fired several guns to warn

probably helped to overwhelm them ; but they must landscape. Nor did we allow our guns to be long silent; the natives of our return ; and shouldering our pieces as le gone at all events ; swimming in such a current of every now and then peal after peal rent the air, particu. before, (which, by-the-bye, we always carried along with ken stormy waves was impossible ; still I think my larly when we observed a cottage, or any persons on shore: us, lest they might be stolen,) set off in quest of a lodging wing how to swim kept me more collected, and ren. they appeared always so much astonished, that we enjoyed better house than that which we had visited in the fore. ed me more willing to part with one article of support it highly; if within doors, they immediately came running noon: 'this was, indeed, the best to be had in the place, ain a better those who could not swim would natu- out to see what was the matter ; or if at work in the fields, and lies close upon the Inverary road. Being introduced

cling to whatever hold they first got; and, of course, they desicted instantly, and stared at us. Their cattle and into a pretty large room, (up stairs, too) we gave orders y had very bad ones. The captain passed me above sheep, as much alarmed, ran to and fro upon the hills, to have supper immediately; and during the tiine this cascades, on a sack of woollen clothes, which were, and all seemed to be in a general consternation.

was preparing, it came into our heads to write a kind of btless, soon saturated and sunk,

We now drew nigh a small village, lying on the west this excursion, and so to continue it until we returned

journal of our proceedings from our first setting out in he trunk which I picked up belonged to a young man side of the loch, a few miles from its head, called Tarbet: home. D. M. being appointed clerk, paper, pen, and ink

Upper Canada, who was one of those drowned; it here we landed, and after walking about for some time, were furnished, and, without loss of time, this said joursined clothes, and about £70 in gold, which was directed our course to a small public house contiguous to nal was commenced with eagerness : but supper coming red to bis friends. My own trunk contained, besides the loch, which had, indeed, a very paltry appearance: lucky accident that afterwards befel the writer, (to be es, about £200 in gold and bank-notes. On my ar- however, we ventured in, and found the accommodation mentioned in its place) was not again resumed till some at La Chine, I offered a reward of 100 dollars, which tolerable. Whiskey, sugar, milk, and raw eggs being time after our return home. Bed a Canadian to go in search of it. He found it, ordered, we made a large bowl of what is vulgarly called We again eheerfully placed ourselves around the social days after, on the shore of an island on which it had • Old Men's Milk,” which is very palatable and nourish-board, and made a hearty supper, entertaining ourselves driven, and brought it to La Chine, where I hap- ing. We filled several bottles with it, to take on board with the necessary materials, were produced, which being

with remarks on the rambles of the day. Now the bowl, I to be at the time. I paid him his reward, and as a cordial; and having finished what remained in the quickly filled to the brim, was served about copiously, rstood that above one-third of it was to be immediately bowl, we again proceeded on our journey. D. A., before All cares were forgot; joy and the utmost hilarity ruled ed to the purchase of a certain number of masses, leaving Tarbet, wrote his friends that we were all well. the night; every now and then another gill was called

he had vowed in the event of success, previous to his As we glided along, the prospect every now and then for, to supply the rapid ebbing of the bowl. J. C. and g out on the search. When a regular pilot is em-varying, we were highly pleased with the objects around along, (that is, since our first setting out on this expedi

A. A. jun. who had been, particularly the former, all d, accidents seldom or never happen in passing the us. At one time, the mountains shut close in upon us; tion) very recluse and silent, now began to display their 5. For the purpose of making inquiries about my at other times they expanded wide, and allowed us a more eloquence. Indeed, all was mirth and conviviality; toasts , which contained so much money, I went by land to extended prospect : smoking huts here and there ap- were pushed round with alacrity; the King-our friends edar village, situated, as I before observed, on the pearing, and frequently the mountains' sides clad with -and sweethearts in succession: sometimes the want of awrence, 40 miles above Montreal, and the place flocks of sheep and their tender lambs. Again we fired

a song ending in a general chorus.

Thus did the night pass away in innocent glee; and which our barge set out on the day of the accident. our guns, the sound of which ran along the tops of it now being pretty late, we deemed it time to retire d nothing of my trunk, and returned by watct, pas- the hills, then revibrated upon us with increasing noise: to bed. D. A. and D. M. having taken possession of one own the same rapids under charge of a pilot, in per. sometimes, owing to our situation, the echo was returned bed, were highly entertained at the farce going on in the fety. I was much entertained in going to the Cedars, in one dreadful peal : so much did we disturb those peace and A. A. jun. had crept together, but such a din did conversation at the different Canadian houses, which ful regions. One man, as we passed along, whom we sup- they make-quarrelling singing, and daughing alternatesual an accident had given rise to. At every house posed to be a shepherd, returned several musket shots to ly, for about an hour, without ceasing, that one might have was a different version of the story, and my own our guns.

supposed the d-1 had got possession of them, so poweron on arriving at a place of safety was variously re- The loch began now to get narrow, predicting to us our fully did the toddy raise their spirits. At length, howted ; at one I was informed of the man saved, that on nigh approach so its source; and soon after we found our and when we awoke, beheld the light of a new day beam

ever, the fascinating powers of sleep took hold of us all, rival at La Chine, “ qu'il etoit fou, fou, tout fou,” in selves as far up as we considered it necessary or safe to go, ing full into our chamber. words, that I was quite out of my senses, &c. To this the water getting shallow. We, therefore, intending to

(To be concluded in our next.}

The Kaleidoscope.
fore a woman perceived him. She concluded he must be

We never witnessed any feats of strength either ea the thief, and immediately gave alarm to her neighbours, to these or to compare with them. The house reces LECTURES FOR THE LIVERPOOL APPRENTICES AND Whis

, instantly collected bringing with them pokers

, shoe fect a treat elicited, and we shall be glade elecom MECHANICS' LIBRARY.

man perceiving he had no chance of preserving his secret, induce him to gratify our townsmen by a repetition el We hope our readers will not forget the recommendation or escaping their fury, fled; but was eventually taken, wonderful efforts. we formerly gave them, to ransack their stores of literature and would, no doubt, have suffered materially, had he not and science, and send to the Apprentices’Library such books made himself known ; which he did, by exclaiming,

To Correspondents. as they can spare, without loss to themselves. The appetite “ You have spoiled all.” The aggressors have, within for knowledge still grows with what it feeds upon. We are these few days, been apprehended, and are now in custody. RECENT ENLARGEMENT OF THE KALEIDOSCOPRITE happy to learn that Mr. Dancer, the optician, with great

this opportunity of reminding those of or readers who

not have noticed the circumstance, that we have, mi liberality purposes to deliver (gratis) three lectures, on


the last month, presented our readers with me te electricity, pneumatics, and optics, to three or four hun

than four extra quarter sheets. By this arranged dred of the readers in this library. He intends to deliver

MISCELLANEOUS RECREATIONS. we have been enabled to give advertisementa en la them on the 4th, 11th, and 18th of April, at the Harring

letters, without introducing them into the boda ton Free-school, Stanhope-street, and he has authorized us How often have I bless'd the coming day, to give tickets of admission to such of the young men When toil remitting, lent its turn to play;

work, as the additional pages are so arranged that the When all the village train, from labour free,

will admit of binding up either in their propylen 38 by their regularity in reading have shown themselves

Led up their sports beneath the spreading tree; most likely to profit by them. We doubt not they will While many a pastime circled in the shade,

the weekly numbers, or at the end of the volume, la The young contending as the old surveyed;

our readers deem subjects of such ephemeral Interest we receive much instruction, as well as amusement, and the

And many a gambol frolick'd o'er the ground, opportunity thus about to be offered, will afford some cri- And sleights of art, and feats of strength, went round

preserving beyond the period of their immediate utility terion by which to judge how far the labouring classes in “ It is a call to keep the spirits alive.'-Ben Jons on.

ERRATUM.-An error in the number of the Keliling

last week passed unnoticed through several this town are disposed and prepared for the establishment of the Mechanics' Institute, which is now contemplated,

No. XXI.

number instead of being 246 should have been 3,

CHESS.—Simion, of Ashton-under-Lyme, is perfectly to and which, whenever the public mind is ripe for it, will


The error which he notices did not originate with receive our cordial support.

it is to be found in the large work of Lolli. We

amine the moves carefully, and, next week, On Friday evening last, Mr. Goore, the scene-painter, Correspondence. took his benefit at the Circus. It was the

last night of the CHALLENGE TO DRAUGHT-PLAYERS FOR A Sex er Tv

where the error lies, and how it is to be rectifed lyn season. His bill of fare was very attractive; and a very SUPERSTITION. respectable audience crowded the place. Der Freischutz

POUNDS. The proposal of our Manchester einen was performed as well as could be expected, in the absence

shall be conveyed to the individual for whom it is of any very great musical talent. Mr. Elton did full jus

We are of opinion that the Liverpool player vid TO THE EDITOR. tice to the part of Rodolph. A concerto on the clarionet

playing for money; and we take this opportunidad $1,-As you occasionally publish narratives of foreign was admirably performed by Mr. Gibson; and the eques.

ing, that we shall neither directly nor indirectly to

tenance to gambling, which we destest in every superstition, I send you the following statement of facts, trian exercises and attitudes of Paul Pietro were, as usual, to show that we are not free from it in England. Your the most graceful and pleasing imaginable. An oriental COUNTRY WAKES AND RUSHBEARINOS—The follows

spectacle, called El Hyder, was as splendid, as long, and script, to the article under this head, came to inserting it in your interesting paper will greatly oblige

as dull as need be: but the performances which we are de- pear in its proper place:
Your obedient servant,

sirous of recording in our columns are, the extraordinary

Hence to his neighbours he is dear, Bury, 19th Jan. 1825. dexterities and feats of strength of MONSIEUR DECOUR.

And pot companions all;
This astonishing performer, who has exhibited, we be-

But, oh I what grief, that jovial cheer A respectable mechanic, occupying a larger house than lieve, in the principal theatres of Paris and London,

Compels e'en Priests to fall. appears to possess agility and muscular power in an unhis family requires, in order to lessen the burden of a paralleled degree. He first goes through most of those

Right joyfully they now return

The kindness shown above; heavy rent, accommodates three or four young men with admirable feats of dexterity with brass balls, knives, rings, For on their shoulders homeward borde lodgings, his wife performing the various duties of cooking, &c. for which the Indian Jugglers were so celebrated. He proves their faith and love. washing, &c for them. A few weeks ago the linen be- He accomplishes these tricks with the utmost rapidity, Thus ends the venerable scene

of Catholic dedication; longing to the inmates was collected and washed (to be precision, and ease. Hd then proceeds to feats which are iruly herculean and wonderful; and he performs them

And who can doubt so choice a theme ready for Christmas) and laid upon the bedge to dry. throughout, to the very letter of the following accurate Well worth commemoration. When the good woman went to gather them in they were description. Indeed, had we not been eye witnesses of Euler, THE MATHEMATICIAN.—We owe an spolo missing, consequently it was inferred they were stolen. the facts, we should have deemed his pretensions in the

friend who, some time since, favoured us with An account of the theft was given to our deputy constable, bills of the day altogether incredible. who immediately adopted measures to detect the offenders, thumb, turning them about his head, and then holding

First. He raises from the ground a 56lb weight on each

ography of this eminent and singular character.

delayed the article longer than we intended, but without success. One of the lodgers, not satisfied with them out with his arms fully extended !

necessary; but it is now in the hands of our the constable's endeavours, and determined to ascertain Secondly. He raises himself between two perpendicular

Immediate publication. who the depredators were, applied to a celebrated conju- ropes, suspended from the top of the stage, turns his body ORIGINAL QUADRILLR.-S. Is informed that has

communication is preparing for immediate peili rer, residing at Haslingden, who, hearing the circum. over his arms, and bears a 561b weight on his back ! stances, engaged to give the wished-for information. raises his body into a straight HoRIZONTAL POSITION,

Thirdly. He lays his hands on the backs of two chairs ; The song from Rushton's Poems, set to musiek

chester, cannot be introduced into the Kaleiden The man, anxious to recover the lost property, pro his face to the ground, and in that attitude bears two 5616

a departure from our pledge to abstain from mised the strictest observanoe to his directions. After weights on his back! obtaining the fee, and much time spent in prepara- Fourthly. Two bottles being placed, without any fasten- BIOGRAPHY of Thomas Wayte, Esg.—We shal,

present our readers with a brief sketch of this sion, the wonderful glass through which the robbers ing, on the

table, he places his hands on the tops of them, and raises himself by his arms to a perfectly straight and

which will be succeeded by a vindication of his were to be seen was produced; but owing to a trifling horizontal position above them!

from certain aspersions that have been cast upp deviation from the instructions given, the conjurer was Fifthly. 'With two 56lb weights, one attached to each COBBETT'S GRAMMATICAL CRITIQUES—We shal unable to perform his promise. Another plan was then arm, he grasps the two ropes before mentioned, advances query of Sifter until next week, in order to 20 resorted to, which was sure to lead to the apprehension of his feet, and raises himself to a straight horizontal position, with a comment, for which we have not room the thieves :--The cunning man wrote something upon a

his face upwards, and then bears another 561b weight on -We have further to notice Aron—2.–6.6. his breast!

BELL AND LANCASTER SYSTEMS. We have in our piece of paper, not intelligible to any one but himself,

Sixthly, and lastly. A single rope being suspended from

letters on this subject from Philacribris, 4scris which was buried in the evening, near the place from the top of the stage, and made fast through the floor, and

which are intended for publication in our best. whence the clothes were taken ; the man was to lay him. tightened, he grasps it and ascends a few feet; when, self upon the buried paper, and remain there for three with one hand at some distance above the other, he raises M— is Informed, that, owing to the wafer cores himself into a straight and perfectly horizontal position,

of his manuscript, the first words of the 5th and 6 bours, for three successive nights. During the time the his body, legs, and feet being fully extended ; an attendant are rendered illegible. Perhaps he has another a charm was working, he was not to speak to any one ; on then touches him for a moment, giving him a revolutionary

can recollect the commencement of the two line

run thus: the third evening the lost goods would be replaced by the impulse, and the performer then swings several times round

before sweet nature's goun, individuals who took them. The man returned, and did his axle (the rope) as finely as a weathercock in a slow

with evening's pearly des not neglect to act agreeable to his instructions: he, how-whirling wind. He then lowers himself as gradually as if ever, had not beer long watching (which, I should think, then, by his muscular power, again recovers his horizontal Printed, published, and sold, EVERY TUESE was fortunate, considering the dampness of the earth) be position.

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

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