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ay be. Opportunity will be afforded you of instruction in mained behind, and despatching my frugal meal, which In the liberal policy of our own government, what an athematics, without which your knowledge of the prin- frequently consisted of a biscuit only, or a slice of bread excitement have you to exertion. In the confidence the ples of mechanical philosophy will be imperfect. Also and a bunch of raisins, or a bun from the pastry-cook's, English nation feels in its superiority, it abrogates old

the higher branches of arithmetic, and in mechanical with a glass of water, I had the rest of my time, till their monopolies and privileges, lets machinery and artisans go ad architectural drawing.

return, for study; and my progress therein was propor. where they please, removes protecting duties, in short, It is intended that a workshop and laboratory shall be tioned to that clearness of ideas, and quickness of concep says to the whole world—" A clear stage and fair play; we brided, where you may pursue your inquiries and make ion, which are the fruit of temperance in eating and know what our industrious, ingenious, improving

populaur experiments, and I hope some of you will occasionally drinking."

tion can do and will do, and we'll beat you all.” Howare zupy a leisure hour, in helping to construct, for the use Let me recur, however, to the fact, and more parti- you to justify this confidence, and fulfil this vaunt? In the Institution, mechanical apparatus and models. cularly impress upon you, that the men who have made my mind, by no more certain means than the universal Dur plan will be incomplete, unless it include some those great improvements by which this country has at. adoption and support of Mechanics' Institutions, and by angement for conferring honorary rewards on those tained its pre-eminence, and by which we are all sur. eagerly seizing the advantages they offer. Let it not be ose diligence and desire of improvement may justly rounded with so many comforts, were workmen like your said, then, that there is no need of this Institution. Ra. dim encouragement; and though the Institution is too selves :-Mr. Watt was a mathematical instrument maker; ther let us say, if so much has been done without these nch in its infancy, to enable me to state how this will be Sir Richard Arkwright was a barber; Franklin a letter- additional means

of instruction, what may we not hope to mried into effect. I must not omit to mention that it is press printer; Rennie, Smeaton, and Brindley were en- accomplish with them. A greater and more certain restemplated. Many other additions will, doubtless,

be gineers. But I need not multiply examples - we are our ward is, at this moment, offered to knowledge, than at any egested by experience. You will see as you go on what selves surrounded by them, and you have daily before former period of this, or any other country. 1 would like, and how it can best be effected ; and you your eyes every stage of that certain progress to indepen. It will be a vast advantage of this Institution, that, by I always find a ready compliance with your wishes. dence and honour, which results from intelligent industry. adding knowledge to your industry and skill, it will unad bere let me recommend to your attentive perusal an I cannot refrain, however, from dwelling for a few moments lock the stores of many a vigorous mind amongst you. mirable pamphlet lately published by Mr. Brougham, on the character of one of the examples I have named-1 Rich veins of practical talent, which have hitherto been

the Education of the People. Many of you indeed mean Mr. Watt, of whom it has been well said, “ that his buried in darkness, will be brought to light; and important sve probably read it-those who have not, may obtain it inventive talents, his extensive knowledge of the sciences phenomena, which have until now been passed over un

the library, where, through the kindness of one of and arts, and his practical application of them to the pur-heeded, from your inability to discern what they indicated, sur townsmen, there are numerous copies for gratuitous ! poses of lifo, place him tū the foremost rank of those il. or whither they led, will be made known. Doublless, at stribation. I have been greatly pleased with it, though iastrious men whose discoveries have influenced the state this very time, many important facts within our own read with some disappointment the remarks, offered of society, and conferred distinction upon their country experience

are waiting only for the eye of science to fall wever in a very friendly spirit, respecting the manage and age. Let me entreat you to read his life-aye, again upon them to benefit the world. In illustration of my

mit of our Institution, and the misapprehended fact ad. and again.--and to hold him up as a standard for your meaning, I will refer you to one of the greatest of mosed in confirmation of them. I am glad of the oppor- selves and your children to follow. He raised himself by dern discoveries

Vaccination : the Gloucestershire dairy. sity I now have of telling you, that it was by no means his industry and bis talents to opulence and to honour, maids had known its property of protecting from small.pox, intention of the founders of this Institution, that and many generations

will pass away before he shali time out of mind, when taken accidentally from the udder; use for whose benefit it is intended should take no part have gathered all his fame.". But it is not merely with but there the fact remained inert for want of meeting with ia management; it is important to its complete suc reference to the means by which he advanced himself in some inforned and scientific mind like Jenner's. How

that you should take part in its management, and the world—to his scientific attainments and skill, that I much misery and disease and death might otherwise have Directors have already adopted a resolution to call wish to hold him up to you as an example. I wish also, been

prevented ! Galvanism, I believe, was discovered by en you for assistance in this respect.

that you should make yourselves intimately acquainted the accidental cooking, of frogs, for Madame Galvani's it the outset of the undertaking, however, when all is with his private life, that you should see how he mingled dinner, in a laboratory instead of a kitchen. rand untried, they think that the stability and perma. with his great acquirements, benevolence, modesty, and And not only are you in the path of discovery, by add. of the Institution, and your advantage from it, will forbearance,-how willing he was to communicate his

in- ing knowledge to your skill, but you derive from

the best provided for under the regulations they adopted, formation to others, and how anxious to encourage them union a security against wasting your time in visionary

they find some confirmation of this opinion in the in their inquiries. " At the close of life, he expressed," projects. Mr. Watt used to say, it was as useful to know form harmony and success which have attended the says his biographer, sincere

gratitude to Providence for what would not do, as what would do ; and how many nbuggh School of Arts, an Institution to which we are the length of days with which he had been blessed, and among

you must be convinced of the truth of this remark. bted for the ground-work of our regulations. his exemption from most of the infirmities of age, as well How often are labour, anxiety, and money, thrown away bannot close this part of my subject without mention as for the calm and cheerful evening of life that he had in abortive efforts by men who, thougli endowed with to you, that eighi of your fellow townsmen have most been permitted to enjoy, after the honourable labours of talents and skill, have no knowledge beyond the facts ily come forward, to lend the sum of £500 each (toge the day had been

concluded; and thus, full of years and which have come under their own observation. Here £4000), for the purchase of land, and the erection of honours, in all calmness and tranquillity, he yielded up another material advantage of the Institution presents itable building for the Institution, and that arrange- his soul, without pang or struggle, and passed from the itself: not merely will it communicate knowledge through ts are making for carrying this desirable object into bosom of his family to that of his God !"

its ordinary channels, but it will become a great scorehouse jediate effect.

Surely no soil can be more congenial to the luxuriant for all the practical observations and facts which are passproceed now to offer a few observations on the advad growth of an Institution like this, than Manchester. We ing around us,—a library, if I may so express myself, of i which this Institution holds out to you :-and I will are in the midst of an immense manufacturing population, experience for your general benefit, by reference to which suggest, that the better knowledge of your business, our workmen are unrivalled for their industry and skill, you may at any time be assisted in determining the value the qualification to make valuable improvements in it, our machinery is unequalled, both in the ingenuity of its of any new observations you make. intages which attention to the course of instruction construction, and the magnitude of its production. In Last, but not least, of the many advantages which you proposed will, as I havejendeavoured to show, neces. scientific attainment we hold the highest rank, numbering may derive from this Institution, will be the increased i give, are the surest means of advancing yourselves amongst our townsmen a Dalton and a Henry-names comfort and happiness of yourselves and your families. your families in the world.

connected with most important discoveries and improve You will very soon become interested in the subjects which ow many distinguished names at once present them- ments in science. But I check myself, lest you should will here engage your attention,—you will find that think

, to relieve me from all necessity of reasoning on the say to me that I am treading upon dangerous ground, ing and reading about them at your homes, will afford ect. I need only mention those of Watt, Arkwright, that I am arguing against myself,--that if here we are so you entertainment as well as instruction, and, when you klin, Smeaton, Rennie, and Brindley, all of whom distinguished by our scientific attainment and our practi. have done your day's work, you will never be at a loss for d themselves from humble stations, and who have cal skill-if our advance be so rapid, -there can be no need a pleasant and refreshing employment of your leisure. behind them imperishable monuments of their fame. of this Mechanics' Institution. 'Let me remind you, that To any, who in search of amusement, are accustomed to pu have this great advantage over several of these ex. we have competitors in the race, and that unless we acce- spend their evenings frequently in a public-house, or in. les that every facility of improvement is at once put lerate our pace, we shall not long be first. The march of dulge in other sensual gratifications, I can promise, if they your hands; whereas they met with many obstacles, improvement throughout the world is proceeding with will exert themselves a little at first, far more amusement made great sacrifices both of their comfort and

their rapid strides. Look at the amazing advance of the United from this Institution, and with this material benefit, that ey, to provide themselves with means of instruction. States of North America ;--the vigour and enterprise and instead of heaviness and want of vigour in their work on Brindley, in his earlier years, had enjoyed the facili- practical talent which have marked their rapid progress, the following day, they shall return to it with a clear head, of acquiring the knowledge, which it is the object of cannot but excite our admiration ; and there is now burst- a light heart, and a skilful hand. Your wives and your tutions like this to diffuse, he would have been re- ing forth in that great country an intellectual strength, children will necessarily share in your improvement, a from that excessive labour of thought which his which will give to their advance a tenfold value and a ten your moral condition will be advanced-higher and nobler tandertakings cost him; and powerful as his mind fold speed.

thoughts will occupy your minds you will be better, as these undertakings often required the abstraction of Our neighbours, the French, now that they are relieved well as happier men. and nights to conceive and arrange.

from the political troubles which so long have agitated I thank you, my good friends, for having listened to E. Franklin, in his youth, was very earnest in his de. them, have commenced a brilliant career. In M. Dupin, me so long, and so attentively. I would that I were able for improvement, but had many difficulties to contend a master mind has risen up amongst them, to give a power to impress the benefits of knowledge deeply on your minds, • He speaks, especially, of his difficulty in procuring ful impulse to their progress. He has visited our country, and to bring them practically home to you. I feel the , and the little time he had to read them; and he has witnessed our superiority, and learned its causes, and importance of the subject to be far beyond my power of details one of the modes to which he had recourse for he returns home to tell his countrymen, not in the lan doing justice to it. That I am sanguine as to the un coming these obstacles.-" I said to my brother, that guage to which they have before been accustomed that numbered benefits which will result from this Institution e vould allow me per week half what he paid for they are the first people on earth : " Doubtless," says he, is true ; possibly, I may be too sanguine :-I hope for your board, I would undertake to maintain myself. The " we have every thing requisite to become so, but, at the sakes it is not so: all depends upon yourselves, aod oh!

was instantly embraced, and I soon found, that of prestat moment, we are, I fear, far distanced by England." let me urge you at least to come forward and give it a the gave me I was able to save half. This was a new At the same time, however, that he introduces amongst trial. And, under the blessing of Providence, may it be I for the purchase of books, and other advantages re-them a knowledge of those mechanical arts in which we are the means of raising many of you to independence and d to me from the plan. When my brother and his their superiors, he instructs and liberalizes their minds, honour ; and may this, our opening day,” be to all of kmer left the printing-house to go to dinner, I real and animates them to a vigarous rivalship.

you the dawn of many brighter and happier years !

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CARRIAGE DRESS.-. pelisse of papildo Naples made in the Bavarian style; three movie wa blond finish it round the border; and down the free the tablier ornaments, which consist of pink satria laid crosswise, each edged with blond; the terms these are concealed by a facing rather bronder tan i satin cross stripes, of gros de Naples, finished on earth by blond. The bust is finished by a stomacha, corresponding with the front of the skirt, esop, bra the tablier widens at the bottom, the bust on widen at the top, and terminate in a point under alles pink gros de Naples. The sleeves fit nearly det arm, and the mancherons, which are somewhatial, the melon kind, the quartering marked out by what The collar is French, rather narrow, stiffened, ben ing down again; it is trimmed with a double man blond. A beautiful French bonnet, of white bad gauze, is crowned with a superb plume of a bending backwards towards the crown; a blonde 11 rich pattern falls over the edge of the bonnet, a under thel chin, on the left side, with lappets of J gauze and blond. The shoes are of pearl-grej silk; with parasol of emerald green.

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ALEXANDER IN AFRICA. (Translated from the German, by M. Neunigen,

of the German Language.) 7 $2

Alexander, the Macedonian, when on his way 9

quer the world, found a people living in a remote tas
Africa, in peaceful cottages, who knew neither ve
conquest. These people took him to their Gorerne
entertained, who first set before him gold tamarind
figs, and golden bread. “Do you eat gold here?
Alexander.“I suppose," replied the Governo,
would find eatable things enough in your own
why do you come hither?” - Your gold did not
me," said the Macedonian; "but I wish to ka
customs. ." "Stay, then, with us,” replied be,
as you please.” Whilst they were conversing is
two of the natives came before their chief, to set

pute. One said, "I bought of this man a spot ef A B C D E F G H

and, on digging it, found a treasure that dees met to me, because I only bought the ground, el

treasure hidden in it, which the seller will not take WHITE.

The other said, "I am as conscientious as my

I sold him the land, and all belonging to it, cos, METEOROLOGICAL TABLE.

I sold him the treasure also." Their Judge repas

words, in order that they might be sure he unde [From the Liverpool Courier.]

them. After some deliberation, Friend," said be you a son ? "Yes.” And you a daughter?"

« Well, then, let your son take his daughter, and during

sure shall be their marriage portioa." Alessio

struck with astonishment. Is my sentences May

asked the Judge. “O no," said Alexander; bat 59 20 47 20 W.N.WRain. E. Cloudy.

pears very strange to me. ** How would it be to

in your country?" demanded he. “Why, to te se 29 78 45 0

truth,” replied Alexander, "we should treat the 29 9354 20 0W.N.W. Fair.

as madmen, and take the treasure for the king. S.S.W. Fair.

the king !" rejoined the Governor, with surpree

the sun shine in your country?" "Yes." Dee REMARKS.

there?” “Of course,

was the answer. Mean Barometrical height, 29.83.

Mean Temperature, said he. “Are there domestic beasts that eat vegetable 53.20.- Prevailing winds, easterly. The past month has “Different kinds," replied the Conquerot. been, throughout, generally healthy, and seasonable from said the Governor, I suppose God lets the rain disor the 27th. The Thermometer has been very low during and permits the sun to shine for the sake of those the night; but, from the forward state of the season, it is creatures: ye do not deserve such goodness!" hoped the crops will not be injured.

Α. Α. Manchester, 24th May, 1825.

The seventh deceive."

ECHANICS' INSTITUTE.-We call the attention of considerable improvement : “compunctious visitings", from his doom by seducing Rodniph, another Huntsman, eaders to the advertisement for a general meeting to and the agonies of death are not to be depicted by the dis. and his favoured rival in the affections of Agres, into a eld on Wednesday evening the 8th instant, at seven play of Stentorian lungs. I am perhaps hypercritical in sinilar compact with the terrific fiend ; and for this pur. sk in the evening, for the purpose of forming a Me. this animadversion, as the scerie I alluded to is not the him of his skill in archery, upon which, by the command xics'Institute in this town: the meeting is to representation of any thing in nature, but a violent melo. of the Bohemian Prince Ottocar, the band of Agnes is to eld at the Music-hall, in consequence of the Mayor dramatic contortion.

depend, Rodolph is prevailed upon to accompany him to ig declined granting the use of the Town-hall, al. Mr. C. Bland, from the Theatre-royal, York, made his the Wolf's Glen, to assist him in the magical process of zh (as our readers are aware) he was requested to do debut in Rodolph. The greatest compliment I can pay plicitly follow the will of the marksman, and the seventh 'a requisition signed about two months since, by a this gentleman (and which I do with pleasure) is to say, that of the wayward demon : number of persons of all parties, and more particu- that I was as much struck with his acting as his singing

“ Six will achieve, by the master-tradesmen and the heads of the manu- He possesses a voice of considerable volume; full and soring establishments of Liverpool. We hoped and norous. As an actor, though his figure is against him,

It is so contrived by Caspar, that this seventh bullet red that the day was gone by when any serious ob- there is a natural earnestness in his manner and action shall be used by Rudolph (who keeps clear of any compact,

was entertained to the education of the working an ease in his tread, which would grace any hero of the and is not made aware of its evil property) in shoot for the 5, especially in the branches of science connected | buskin.

bridal prize. This enfant perdu expects that the Demon,

in the genuine spirit of his profession, will rurn it aside to their trades. In Edinburgh and other towns, where Mrs. Haydn Corri, a well-known favourite, from the the accomplishment of some dire mischief which will anies are now flourishing, the magistrates have Dublin stage, made her first appearance on these boards; ensure

the disgrace and destruction of Rodolph, whereas ed in the forma:ion of Mechanics’ Institutes, and, in the character of Agnes; her reception was unequivocally the retributive devil, to prove the truth of the observation, insequence, the happiest effects have been produced which Miss Cramer stood with us is taken into conside. evil, causes the swift white pigeon, which is the allotted

we suppose, that there is a spirit of goodness even in things ze habits and dispositions of the poorer classes. We ration, it would be natural to suppose that her successor mark, to fly across the bosom of the villain Cuspur, who ot doubt that the same result will be experienced would at first have to encounter the disadvantage of pre- thus falls a sacrifice to his own diabolism ;-le terrific Liverpool, which, although not a manufacturing possession that species of prejudice which is generally Zamiel instantly seizing his sinking frame in person, and i, contains, besides the important branches con- felt for an old favourite

. This drawback, however was, bearing him off in fiery triumph to the regions below. It d with ship-building and navigation, more extensive to overcome lying in that timidity almost ever consequent completed by the union of the lovers.

in the present instance, insignificant, the sole difficulty is scarcely necessary to observe, that the catastrophe is lishments for making steam-engines, watches and to the first appearance of a lady. On her first coming

So much for the general cause of action, the interest of s, &c. than any town in Great Britain. But we can. forward, Mrs. C. was evidently much agitated; as we; which, independent of the nusic, is principally concenonceive why Mechanics’ Institutes should be confined however, gave her no reason to lax us with our proverbial trated into one or two scenes of striking originality, inufacturing towns. The joiner, the millwright, the coldness, she gradually gained confidence, and her singing among which the incantation and demonism of the Wolf's

became proportionally the more effective. In the bravura, Glen is the most characteristic and appalling. Within the er, and the other artisans that are found in every - Hours of Rapture,” (by the way, an arduous and con. hollow of a rocky glen, exhibiting horrible dreariness, Lowd, will be as much benefited by them as the cot. plex piece) she had so far gained self-possession as to gra: Caspar appears at midnight with a scull and a hanger, in anufacturers or the ship-builders, and we trust that tify us with some display of her powers. She possesses a the middle of a charmed circle of black stone. A wild eeting on Wednesday will be attended by all the peculiar richness of tone, and her execution

of some pas chorus of spirits is heard while he performs the mystic rites s of workmen in this town. We know, indeed, that sages was truly admirable. She has a graceful and com- which are to call up the Demon, who equivocally agrees ite generally anxious on this subject ; and it will be even judging from a first attempt, when her powers must victim, and disappears. Rodolph then, true to his promise, ping to them and our townsmen in general to learn of necessity be

approaches, but is withheld some time by the appearance jur enlightened representative, Mr. Huskisson, has

“Cabin'd, cribb'd, confin'd

of the shade of his mother on the edge of the precipice, ised himself decidedly favourable to the establish.

By saucy doubts and fears,"
I do not, for a moment, hesitate to predict that she will ference of Zamiel, and the figure of Agnes seems to beckon

who motions him back again. Caspar calls for the intersoon shine a star of the first magnitude in our theatrical him forward into the recess, until he finally enters the horizon.

circle and beholds the performance of the unholy ceremony. The Drama.

Miss Holdaway (from the English Opera House) ap. The bullets are then cast one by one, at the production of peared as Anna, and made as much of so trifling a part as each the horrors accumulating by the appearance of all

she well could. This young lady is another acquisition to sorts of wild and hideous phantasmagoria, somewhat in the TO THE EDITOR.

the Theatre. She appeared, on Wednesday, in Maria spirit of the unparalleled scene of the Brocken in Faust. -The chief novelty since the opening of our theatre Darlington, and her reception was so favourable, that she Owls, ravens, and other birds obscene flit across the season has been the production, on Thursday last, is announced to repeat that character. I cannot here but ser's celebrated opera of Der Freischütz, the music give my tribute of praise to the managers for the many

"Pintons flutter, shadows move, Pentricities of which have made such a stir in the and valuable additions they have made to the company. The overture was admirably executed by an augmented

Busy murmurs hum around," al world. The mania which some time since ex- orchestra ; it was encored,-a thing rather novel to us but all of the terrific and repulsive class, until a shadowy ve that non-descript “ Tom and Jerry." seems to Liverpool folks: I wish I could say as much for the chase, attended by skeleton horses and horsemen, is seen in ow directed itself to German horror and German choruses and —; but I understand the piece will be the clouds themselves, or at least will be seen when prac

However highly I relish the music, I must con-brought out again after this week ; so they may per- tice has made perfect. At length the clock strikes one: ave no predilection for the horrors.

chance “ reform it altogether" in this respect, as well as Rodolph rushes from the circle, and the second act closes scenery, &c.

with a degree of spirit and effect which had it been folns, trumpets, blunderbusses, drums, and thunder," June 3, 1825.

lowed up by the third with kindred energy must have ren. sooth, no charms to me; but since we seldom can

dered this piece, even in a merely melo-dramatic point of asure without its accompanying alloy, why we must

view, very strikingly attractive. DER FREISCHUTZ.

We have been thus minute in respect to the principal , ** content;"-see at once Helicon and the Hades,

(FROM A RECENT NUMBER OF THE EXAMINER.) scene, because it exhibits in itself the predominant spirit igle horrors and harmony. If I remember aright,

which has governed the composer in the whole of his mashesterfield, in one of his celebrated “ Letters," The rising reputation of the German Composer Weber, terly composition. From the first bar of the overture to his son to leave his reason at the door with his and the singular popularity of his Der Freischülz, or the the last of the finale, the wild and supernatural is borne bea when he goes to an opera,—an advice, this, Seventh Bullet, thioughout Germany, in the principal continually in recollection, with a variety of combination,

towns of which it is said to have been performing almost which is admirably indicative of the strength and fertility of 'ould be very salutary in the present instance to uninterruptedly for the last twelve months, gave a great the mind which could produce it. We have indeed heard ; and which I cannot but strenuously recommend, impulse to public expectation when the intention was an- this very predominance objected to,—that the melody is ular to all those who are, like myself, sticklers pounced of getting it up at the English Opera- house. We broken too much by discords, to the occasional interrupto the theatre on these irregular” occasions to disappointed; for, although it was obvious, from the size the opinion, and

for this reason, that in a piece of this nas e music; let us suspend the faculty of reason, that all the necessary effect could scarcely be produced, so be allowed to subside into common-life impressions ; not ir eyes and ears only into play, and then we shall much has been done, as will clearly establish the origina- to mention that the dramatis personæ are all more or less be a match for the most fashionable admirers of lity and excellence of the composer, and prove the earnest operated upon by the consciousness of some mysterious uisite species of entertainment.

and praiseworthy exertions of the management which has interference. In the mean time it must be confessed, that o proceed. The plot, I presume, is already so form our readers, is founded on one of these traditional Freischülz by the nature of the story, we guess that we

produced it. The story of the piece, we need scarcely in. independently of the character given to the music of Der y known, that I need not here recapitulate it. instances of diablerie for which German imagination has are not to look to Weber for those melodies which form t of Caspar was intrusted to Mr. Bass, who ma. so great a predilection, and which differs from the similar the distinguishing and almost unrivalled excellence of he heterogeneous materials he had to deal with lore of other countries by its singular wildness, intensity, Mozart. At least we are not led into that conclusion ditably to himself. In the incantation scene, his and grotesqueness. The plot of Der Freischütz is taken by the present opera, which in every other species of beauty ent and declamation made more of the preposte North, and may be briefly stated as follows:- The Hunts- ture is admirably spirited, indicatory, and impressive.

from a curious work, entitled Popular Traditions of the may challenge wide and general comparison. The overlogue he had to repeat than I could have thought man Cuspar, having sold himself to the Demon of the The entrance of the Demon is also most strikingly acconle of. His last scene, however, will admit of Forest, Zamiel, endeavours to obtaiu a three years' respite panied throughout.

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The Naturalist's Diary. their appearance. Mr. Mordaunt has once or twice made Among all the various ornaments of the garden, the

an effori to sally out into the gardens; but, finding no rest Rose, that queen of flowers, stands pre-eminent; its

for the sole of his foot, returns presently to us again." beautiful buds now open to the sun, and invite us to say JUNE, 1885.

Lady Mohun, in the following June, in a letter to Mrs. With the poet,
Howard, says, “The weather is so very bad that I am in.

Who can view the ripened rose, nor seek
(From Tine's Telescope.)

clined to believe there is a thorough change in nature :". To wear it?

The wind and rain discordant brawl,
The morning bursts; all heaven has shed
They penetrate through chinks of wall,

{To be continued.) ta Ught and music round thy bed:

And sound melodlous in the hall. "he birds are busy in the eayes; he sun-light dances on the leaves Winter has taken July's place;

A GHOST. hat tremble round the window's rim:

Sol lags in his diurnal race, ad to and fro the shadows skim

And is asham'd to show his face.

(FROM THE NENOIRS OF MADAME DE GENLI8.) fbusy wings without, that ply quest of larva, worm, or fly.

Your Journal, therefore, send us soon,

" At a social entertainment (says the Countess) the Chohrow now the sunny casement wide,

To dissipate our clouds at noon, lows the warm and odorous tide,

Or death will seize your weary

valier de Jaucour was requested to relate his grand story Mohur

about the tapestry. I had always heard of this adventure fom dew-besprinkled shrub and flower,

The weather, in 1823, seems to have been equally unas being perfectly true; for he gave his word of honour bat blossom round that sylvan bower.

seasonable, during the whole summer, nearly all over the that he added nothing to the story, and he was incapable But, oh! thou world of light and pleo!

Continent. In France it was as wet as in our own moist of telling a lie. The adventure became prophetic at the That soul can ever picture thee?

Climate; and, in various parts of Germany and Italy, there period of the revolution. He was twelve years of age when strays the fond enthusiast eye

were extraordinary falls of snow up to the eve of the dog his father, who wished to send him to the army, under the mund the green earth and flaming sky.

days. In 1824, the latter part of June was wet; and, con care of one of his uncles, brought him to his chateau. The on every meadow, bush, and tree,

trary to all usual custom, the greater part of July fine, same evening, after supper, he was conducted to a large nga morning's loudest melody.

except some tremendous hail-storms; and August wet; room, where he was to sleep: on a stool in the middle of urk to the cuckoo's wand'ring notes !

and in September and October we were carried back to the room was placed a lighted lamp, and he was left alone. ink to the lark, whose music toata

April, its rain, its sunshine, its flowers, and its verdure. He undressed himself, and went immediately into bed, arough tho wide air.

In Switzerland, the summer of 1824 had been so ungenial, leaving the lamp burning. He had no inclination to sleep,

that, at the latter end of September, in an island in the and as he had scarcely looked at his room on entering it, The dew yet lingers on the grass,

lake of Constance, consisting entirely of vineyards, the he now amused himself with examining it. His eyes down the long green lane you pase, here, o'er the hawthorn's snowy wreaths,

grapes were still green, and it was feared the vintage would le woodbine's honied perfume breathes; Be wholly lost. In this variable month of June we should figures, which hung opposite to him.

were attracted by an old curtain of tapestry, wrought with

The subject was a the wild rose's arching spray

recollect the observation of the poet, that we now possess striking : it represented a temple, of which all the gates, iants to the breeze, above your way. the

were closed. At the top of the staircase belonging to the met palace proud, what city ball,

Blithest of all the sun's glad beams,

edifice, stood a kind of pontiff or high priest, clothed in A match these verdant boughs that fall,

When between storm and storm he gleams ;

long white robe, holding in one hand a bundle of rods, alting o'er banks of flowers, that glow we should snatch every moment of pleasure which a serene and in the

other a key, Suddenly the boy, who gazed hues of crimson, gold, and snow!

atmosphere, and a walk in the garden, among, fragrant earnestly on the figure, began to rub his eyes, which he here, midst the wild-briar's emerald leaves, Aowers and sweet-smelling herbs, will never fail to afford thought deceived him; then he looked again, and his sur. gauze-like nest the white-throat weaves. us: he should recollect that

prise and wonder rendered him motionless! He saw the at sense of joy hath ever stolo

December, with his breath so hoary,

figure move, and slowly descend the steps of the staircase ! m song, or harp, into thy soul,

Must come:

At last it quitted the tapestry, and walked into the room, te this, from young birds, all unseen,

and this should be an additional incitement to us, even in crossed the chamber, and stood near the bed ; and addressIrping amongst the foliage green?

W. and M. Bowlit.
the comparatively sunless month of June,

ing the poor boy, who was almost petrified with fear, it to court the ray,

pronounced distinctly these words:- These rods wil is the Quaker-poet's description of a “morning in

To hoard ap warmth against a wintry day.

scourge many when

thou shalt see them raised on high, auch a morning as sometimes occurs in our variable

then stay not, but seize the key of the open country, and of the present year, 1824. This month, however home for kibire beauties of mature them eshold accompact round, walked up to the tapestry, remounted the steps, and such a morning as we several times witnessed We should

not fail to instil into the

minds of the young teen it may appear in the pictures of the poets, is fre them in their walks and temple thertonebservicesparticu- and replaced itseli in its former position. The youth,

covered with a cold sweat, remained for more than a r: a century ago we find the same character of the

quarter of an hour so bereft of strength, that he had not ned June. Among the Suffolk Letters, lately pub.

Drinks in the balmy season; every day,

the power to call for assistance. At last some one came; is one from Lady Hervey to Mrs. Howard, dated The pageant varies Its magnificence;

but not wishing to confide his adventure to a servant, be ath, June 7, 1725, in which she observes, “ I do In place of gaudy apple, blooms the may,

merely said that he felt unwell, and a person was set to w what weather it is in town, but here it is as cold The elm's green blossoms shed, the chesnut's gay watch by his bed side during the remainder of the night. inter, which is very agreeable to the water-drinkers, Aspiring plumes of white and crimson rise:

On the following day, his father having questioned him on y little so to the rest of the company.” And Lord

Endless the rich and fanciful array,

his pretended malady, he related what he had seen. In

J. Conder. field, in one of his letters, dated June 1, 1767, says,

stead of laughing at him, as the Chevalier expected, the has been every where an annus mirabilis for bad Supposing the weather to have been mild and favourable Count listened, very attentively, and then said, -- This is ; and it still continues. Every one has fires, and to vegetation, the flower garden is in all its glory at the very remarkable, for my father, in his early youth, in this inter clothes as at Christmas."

commencement of June; and nothing can be more de- very chamber, and with the same personage represented in, in the Sufólk Correspondence, Mrs. Bradshaw, lightful than to observe the almost countless varieties in that tapestry, met with a singular


. to Mrs. Howard, from Gosworth-hall, in Cheshire, which grace the parterre of Flora at this season. The Chevalier would gladly have heard the detail of his 8, 1722, says, “ It is impossible for me to give you We tread on towers; flowers meet our every glance, grandfather's vision, but the Count refused to say more punt of the manners and customs of this place at It is the scene, the season of romance,

upon the subject, and even desired his son never to ment, for the weather has been so wet that none of the • The very bridal of the earth and sky.'

tion it again ; and he caused the tapestry to be pulled Youring nymphs or swains have been able to make

J. Conder. down and burned in his presence."

every sense

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