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da bot mean to adduce any of the reported and appa- | tated subject, of bad habit of body, has occasioned death strangers, but still respects his master, his head and tail mally well-authenticated cases of persons who have been ascribed to hydrophobia ;—that, in many instances, Teta- always hang down, and he walks in a state of stupor. At errified into sickness upon being told how ill they looked nus has been mistaken for hydrophobia ;—that the canine length he pants, without previous exertion, tongue always by many persons in succession, and apparently not acting madness, where it really exists, has often been brought on out, and mouth continually open and discharging froth : predncertedly, to produce such result ; neither shall we by the very means used as precautions against the conta- he now forgets his master, snaps at every thing he meets, drell upon such cases as those so humorously burlesqued gion ; and that, in a great majority of instances, dogs runs suddenly forward, then stops ; the eyes become of a in the farce of "Frightened to Death.” We shall confine have been most wantonly and cruelly condemned and but- dull red, he gets weaker, often falls, and, finally, strong Farselves to one instance of which we had occular evidence, chered, upon the most vague and unsatisfactory evidence ; convulsions seize him, which soon put a stop to his ex. proving clearly that credalous persons, or persons predis

--that, although it may sometimes be deemed necessary istence. There is no doubt that many a dog is sacrificed posed to believe in any system or theory, however ridicu- to prohibit the public appearance of dogs in the streets, that is merely a little indisposed : but the above are un. vas or visionary, may suffer their imaginations to persuade there is reason to believe that the close confinement of equivocal symptoms of madness; and, in whatever animal them of the reality of symptoms which have no existence such animals, and the inhuman treatment they experience, they appear, such should be immediately destroyed. except in their own credulity or superstition.

if they happen to escape, is calculated to bring on the The symptoms, that are suffered from the bite of a rabid In order that our readers may ascertain what dependence canine madness; and, lastly, that many precautionary animal on man, are often months after the healing of the is to be placed upon the inference we mean to deduce from modes, in case of alarm, might be adopted, much more wound before they make their appearance. A slight pain the fact we are about to relate, we deem it only fair to pre merciful and effectual than that now enforced in Liverpool. is occasionally felt in the part bitten, heaviness, and dis

turbed sleep, with frightful dreams, restlessness, sudden mise, that we have no faith whatever in animal magnetism Garselves, and that we do not address our reasoning to

startings, wandering pains, from the part affected to the those who catertain any belief in the wonders ascribed to

ON HYDROPHOBIA.

throat, great anxiety, sighing, and a love for solitude: at

length a tightness and sensation of choaking come on, with ¡!# agency. With this preamble we shall proceed with

a horror or dread at the sight and noise of water. These car narraurt.

TO THE EDITOR.

symptoms leave the nature of the malady beyond a doubt :: Upwards of twenty years ago, when Dr. Willink was in SIR.-It was with heartfelt satisfaction I read, in the intense fever, with bilious vomiting takes place ; hoarseLiverpool, we passed an evening with him at our own house. columns of the Mercury, your remarks upon this dreadfulness of the voice, and discharge of viscid saliva, accompaHe had recently arrived from Germany, deeply learned in malady. You have done a public good, by bringing upon nied with strong convulsions, which bear a resemblance to he metaphysics of Kant and the subtilties of Mesmer; after the tapis the discussion of a subject like this; and the Tetanus. The sufferer, between the fits, converses rale had set half the company asleep, with a long-winded cause well accords with your motto, “ Salus populi lex su. tionally with his friends, and he appears to sink from exdissertation on the merits of the former, in order to avoid prema.” If my opinions on this subject had entirely cor- haustion. nodding ourselves, which would have been un pardonable responded with your own, I had no need of this letter ; The Cure of this disorder has, hitherto, been an insurat our orn table, we proposed to change the subject to and, as nothing tends so much towards the developement mountable barrier to medical science. Dr. Cullen, who animal magnetism, as the lesser bore of the two. The of an obscure subject as free discussion, I trust you will has written the most splendid work on the practice of Dactor kindly complied, and read us a long lecture on the give place to sentiments that may be totally opposite your physic, has arranged it under the class Newroscs, and orPationale of this occult science. As far as we can now own.

der, Sposmi, considering it to be a purely nervous affec. scollect of the matter, he stated that the nervous system Hydrophobia is certainly one of the most distressing |tion. But subsequent practice has proved that the system if one person might be brought to act upon that of an and incurable maladies that can affect the human race; of the blood is as much affected as the nervous system ; other, producing motion or rest, provided the magnetiser and is by no means incidental to summer, for there are for every anti-spasmodic medicine has been tried, in vain, was more powerful than the person magnetised : the for- nunerous instances of its occurrence in winter. 'Tis for its cure. Dr. Majendie, Physician to the Hospital of mer being plue and the latter minus. We asked for an unfortunate for the canine race that the origin of hydro- Hotel Dieu, in Paris, states, that he cured a case of hydrosperimental proof on the spot ; and, after some shyness phobia is attributed to them, for it is alike generated in phobia by drawing away a quantity of blood, and injecting a thich we thought we perceived on the part of the learned the cat, the fox, the wolf, and many other animals, domes quantity of warm water in its stead into the vein. It had a professor, he consented to oblige us. He desired all the tic as well as wild. I must beg to observe that this disor- slight shock upon the action of the heart ; but, however, persons in the room to place their hands and arms on the der can never supervene upon violent inflammations, or completely allayed every symptom of hydrophobia. Mr. table, resting on the elbow and the points of the fingers, hysteric fits; and shall be obliged if you will point out a Wynn, a surgeon, of Shrewsbury, states a case of this the palm of the hand being very near the table. He case on record. Neither can it be confounded with Teta- nature, where he succeeded in the cure by copious and rethen proceeded to magnetise, or rather to claw us, with the nus, which, I am sorry to say, is a malady equally dread- peated bloedings; but, I am sorry to say, the same means ingers of both his bands, not omitting to apprize us of ful; but which is generally brought on by a prick or punc. have been repeatedly tried without similar results. The e symptoms which would immediately precede the crisis

. ture in some irritable part of the body, or a gun-shot excision of the salivary glands as alluded to above, is worhis symptom was described to be a subtile stream of air, wound; and many a brave officer and soldiers, which thy of consideration in the medical world ; and, in my hich would be perceptible on the palm of the hand, when French valour could not subdue, were obliged to yield to humble opinion, no means should be left untried to acde hand and arm would involuntarily rise from the table, Tetanus, as the army surgeons can testify. The very complish the cure of so dreadful a disease. When a perbilst the elbow would still remain in its place. The ex.

name of hydrophobia, (derived from two Greek words) son is bitten by an animal known to be mad, he should triment was tried in succession upon several gentlemen implies a dread of water, and liquids generally; and, with have the part directly cut out, or lunar caustic, oil of

zuccess ; and the explanation of the professor was, out this great characteristic feature, hydrophobia cannot vitriol, or spirits of salts, instantly applied : any of these but such persons belonged to the plus cliss, with relation be present. The CAUSE of this disorder still remains in remedies will effectually prevent the absorption of the poiphin sell, the agent; and that he could not, therefore, utter darkness, whether in the human or the brute race; son into the body, if quickly used. Be them. We then selected a very delicate young and, the instance of its occurring from the bite of a man,

Mill-street, Aug. 1824.

J. E. derbo, by common consent, was pronounced to be at Batavia, is, I think, the only one on record. The poi. itus with reference to the Doctor. Still the experiment son is evidently conveyed with the saliva, during the bite; ked; as the young lady declared she felt none of the and, it appears, can be formed by animals when they are científic Records. pacted symptoms. At last, a very stout German gentle highly excited or enraged. The Greeks have a method, remarkable for his predilection for the marvellous

, in cases of this kind, of cutting out a little substance from Comprehending Notices of new Discoveries or Improveipteased a wish to have the experiment tried upon him under the tongue, which substance I conceive must be the

ments in Science or Art; including, occasionally, sin.

gular Medical Cases ; Astronomical, Mechenical, Phibis learned countryman. This last essay was more sublingual glands; and this operation, they say, effects a losophical, Botanical, Meteorological, and Mineralogical soessful than the former efforts, as the Doctor had not cure. Now, if they cut out one pair of salivary glands, Phenomena, or singular Facts in Natural History ; ined him many seconds, when the patient declared he they must cut out the whole, which must include the Vegetation, &c.; Antiquities, &c.; List of Patents: te stream of air agaijst his hand, and that his fingers parotid, before the bottom of the ear, and the submaxil

to be contpued in a series through the Volume.) peared to be raised from the table by some invisible agent. Lary, immediately under the jaw; for these are the very

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. Ve have scarcely room to state the inferences which we glands which seorete the poison of hydrophobia.. This uce from the facts we have related, and must for the operation must be dangerous, from the contiguity of these An important measure past parliament, last session, insert confine ourselves, in conclusion, to a brief enume. glands to the external and internal branches of the carotid titled "an Act for ascertaining and establishing uniformity on of our own convictions on this subject, which are, artery. However, if I could procure a dog suffering under of weights and measures, in the United Kingdom of Great That, in many cases, where death has been oceasioned by this malady, I would not hesitate to try the experiment Britain and Ireland.” The following is an account of the bite of dogs, the dogs have not been mad;—that not and watch its result. dog out of a thousand killed, on suspicion of the canine The symptoms of hydrophobia that first appear in the custody of the Clerk of the House of Commons, is declared to

After 1st May 1825, a measure, referred to as being in the dness, has really had that disorder ;-that, in a great dog are, a loss of its usual vivacity, a lurking in secret be the "Imperlal standard yard," and shall be the only standtiety of cases, mere apprehension, acting upon a debili. places, seldom barking, refusing meat and drink, flies at 'ard measure of extension in the three kingdoms, by which

statute,

all other measures of extension, whether lineal, superficial, NEW PNEUMATIC OR VACUUM ENGINE. fact, that, after deducting the friction arising from the or solid, shall be computed and ascertained; one-third part

of the air and cold water pumps, &c. &c. the gene of said standard yard shall be a foot, the twelfth part of said

[From the Literary Gazette.]

available power of the condensing steam-engine is fel foot an inch; 5) such yards a pole or perch, 220 such yards

seven

to eight pounds per square inch. a furlong, and 1760 such yards a mile. Superficial measure shall be computed from the said yard, the rood of land to which, though not an entirely new invention, has now adapted for draining fens, &c. or supplying reservoir

In our last number we briefly alluded to this machine, as constructed for raising water; it is therefore peculis

" The cost of the machine will be moderate, particula contain 1210 square yards, the acre 4840 yards, being 160 square perches, poles, or rods.

come to be applied in such a manner as fairly to promise the expense of wear and tear will also be considerably after 1st May, 1825, a brass weight, also referred to as being been taken out both in England and Scotland; and the of order, it may be repaired at a trifling cost, and with

to rival steam in its importance. Patents have, we believe, than that of the steam-engine, and, when occasionally in the custody of the Clerk of the House of Commons, is de following is the “ clared to be the " Imperial standard Troy pound," from water, impelling machinery, fe. &c. invented by Mr.

Descriptive outline of THAT, for raising little delay. which all other weights shall be derived, computed and ascer. Samuel Brown, of Printing-house-square, London, with engine, which has been approved by several eminent sei

“The simplicity of the construction of this vacuu tained: one-twelfth thereof shall be an ounce, one twentieth of such ounce shall be a pennyweight, and one twenty-fourth from its application.”

an enumeration of some of the advantages to be derived tific men, and the certainty of its principle, combit part of such pennyweight shall be a grain, and 5760, such " This invention (as described in the specification of the render it eminendy valuable to the public.

with the advantages above enumerated, will, it is presum grains a pound Troy: 7000 such grains to be a pound'avoirdupois, 1.16th of said pound an ounce, and 1-16th of such Inflammable gas is introduced along a pipe into an

patent) consists of a combination which is thus formed :ounce shall be a dram avoirdupois weight.

Sheathing Ships' Bottoms.-On Sir Humphrey Dar After 1st May, 1826, a brass measure to be made under the side of and near the cylinder, is constantly kept burning, last visit to Portsmouth, two boats were ordered to be a weight of distilled water, weighed in air at the temperature ignites the gas cherein; the cylinder is then closed air- the extent of benefit to be derived from the new mode gallon," and shall be the only standard measure of capacity, continues to flow into the cylinder for a short space of plication of iron in coppering would produce every desira as well for liquids as for dry goods not measured by heaped time,

and then is stopped off during
that time it acts, by affect in counteracting

the galvanic action of salt wat measure, and from which all other measures of capacity shall its combustion, upon the air

' within the cylinder, and at but from totally unforeseen results, it is yet uncertain be computed and ascertained; one-fourth part of said gallon the same time a part of the rarified air escapes through far it will answer. The boats were placed in quiet wat being a quart, one eighth a pint, and two such gallons a peck, one or more valves,

and thus a vacuum is effected; the and were suffered to remain unused the whole time cight such gallons a bushel, and eight such bushels a quarter vessel or cylinder being kept cool by water. On the same pointed for

the experiment. One of them was sheath The standard measure of capacity for coals, lime, potatoes, cylinders or vessels. of corn or other dry goods not measured by beaped measure principle the vacuum may be effected in one, two, or more on the old plan, the other on the new. On taking the and other goods commonly sold by heaped measure, shall be the aforesaid, bushel, containing solb. avoirdupois of water it will, by its application to machinery, produce powers in muddy deposit, and to appearance muchas when launche

“A vacgum being effected by the above combination, phrey, the former was found slightly covered with tom, and being 194 inches from outside to outside ; and in several ways; and, in the specification, the inventor de- but the entire coppering of the latter was hidden by using such bushel for heaped

measure, the goods shall be scribes some of the different kinds of machinery by which live animals, which lie apparently in millions among duly heaped in the form of a cone not less than six inches in water.wheel turned ; and piston's worked which gives had grown in abundance. This effect was unlooked

in practice, as it must have been impossible to calculate of the base of such cone; 3 bushels to be a sack, and 12 sacks rotatory motion to a fly-wheel. a chaldron.

“The ways being therefore explained, in which, by the its theory, and excited much surprise. Whether the de Copies and models of the standards of length, weight, and pressure of the air, the vacuum produced (and continued) trical sensation is a gratifying one to the animals which measure are to be made and verified, under direction of the

is applied to useful purposes, Mr. Brown claims to be the seems to have gathered, or it possesses an unavoida Treasury, and the Justices of the Peace for counties, and the inventor of the combination above described, for effecting power of attraction on such small objects, it is difficult magistrates of royal burghs shall, within six months from a vacuum, however much it may be varied by the messay, and it will probably excite much discussion amon the passing of the Act (17th June, 1824) purchase for their chanical means with which it may be used, and also the those who are interested in the result. If this product respective counties and burghs, a model and copy of each of inventor of applying, a vacuum produced by the com- the new mode be inevitable, the service of the copper the aforesaid standards, and of each of the parts and multiples bustion of inflaminable gas, to raising water, and to the assisting the passage of vessels through the water mes thereof; which models and copies shall be placed for safe production of motion in machinery by the pressure of the destroyed; but it is more than probable that use eustody and inspection with such persons and in such places atmosphere.

motion will prevent all such accumulation, and then as tiie justices and magistrates may appoint, to be produced

“ The advantages to be derived from this engine are, superiority of Sir H. Davy's invention, or rather applica at any time and place within the county or burgh as any “ 1stly, The quantity of gas consumed being very small, tion, is evident; for on weighing the copper vera person by a writing under his hand shall require, he paying the expense of working the engine is moderate. In its curately on each boat, the unprepared metal was for the reasonable charges of the same. The expense of pur application on land the saving will be extremely great, the to have diminished,

and the prepared to have suffered chasing these models is to be assessed with the land-tax on in considerable. The expense of working a marine engine se'nnight the boats were again hauled up in, andere

Where reference cannot easily be had to standards, the act will certainly be greater, as the gas used for that purpose of Commissioner Boyle, the master shipwright, and seve Lavours country magistrates with the following easy practicar must be extracted

from oil, pitch, tar, or some other sub- naval and other officers, when it appeared that on ones rule for ascertaining the measures of capacity: - In that case, stance equally portable, yet even in this case it will not of the boat which bad been sheathed with the protec it shall be lawful to any magistrate, when the correctness of equal the cost of the fuel required to propel a steam-boat; metal, from which the grass and animalculæ had any measure of capacity is disputed, “to ascertain the correctand, as a few butts of oil will be sufficient for a long voy- rubbed off on the 11th ult, a fresh accumulation of ness of such measure by direct reference to the weight of pure age, vessels of the largest tonnage may be propelled to the malcula had already taken place

in the short space of or rain water, which such measure is capable of containing; most distant parts of the world.

days.--Southampton Chronicle. 1016. avoirdupois weight of such water, at the temperature “ 2dly, The engine is light and portable in its con. of 62°, Fahrenheit's thermometer being the standard gallon struction, the average weight being less than one-fifth the ascertained by this act, the same being in bulk equal to 277 weight of a steam-engine (and boiler) of the same power; have been recently introduced into America. One

Spinning Machines.--Two improved spinning machi eubic inches and 274-1000th parts of a cubic Inch, and so in it also occupies a much smaller space, and does

not require vented by a Mr.Wilkes Hyde, is called the Vertical & proportion for all parts or multiples of a gallon."

the erection

of so strong a building, nor is a lofty chimney ner; and it is said, that a girl, by means of it, may After 1st May, 1825, all contracts for sale, &c. by weight or requisite. In vessels the saving of tonnage will be highly as much in one

day as any other person can, with measure, shall be holden to relate to the sald standards, unless advantageous, both in the

smaller comparative weight

and wheels, spin in four days; by the other, which is the the contrary is specified; and, if any agreement shall make a size of the engine, and in the very reduced space required vention of a Mr. Gilbert Brewster, the spinning, er reference to any local weight or measure, it shalt be null and for fuel.

the finest wools, is so facilitated, that the expense is void unless the agreement shall specify the ratio or proportion "3dly, This engine is entirely free from danger. No duced to one cent per pound. -Mechanics' Magazit

. which such local weight or measure shall bear to the Imperial boiler being used, explosion cannot take place, and, as the standard weights or measures.

quantity of gas consumed is so small (being only about The Act makes provision for restoring the standard yard, a hundredth part of the cubical contents of the cylinder)

By a calculation ingeniously made by some, it is for pendulum vibrating seconds at London; and for

restoring possible that the cylinder

can burst, or the accidents in parts, nineteen of them are still possessed by Pagans, if it should be lost or injured, by reference to the length of and the

only pressure

that of the atmosphere, it is im- that, were the inhabited known world divided into e the standard pound, if lost, &e. by reference to the weight cidental to steam-boats occur.

by Jews and Mahometans, two by Christians of the G of a cubic inch of water in certain circumstances. All the old Acts of the English and Irish Parliaments respecting mospheric pressure of nine pounds and upwards to the of Rome and Protestant

communion. If this calcula "The power of the engine, being derived from the at. and Eastern Churches, and three by those of the Chi There are other regulations, relative to rents and sti cylinders, to any extent, and always ascertained by the bears no greater proportion to the other religions than pends in Scotland, in which our readers cannot be in application of a mercurial gauge.

to twenty-five, or one to five. If we regard the nur terested.

** It' is scarcely necessary to allude to the well known of inhabitants on the face of the globe, the proportie After the 1st May, 1823, no new weights or measures shall

Christians to other religionists is not much greater; be made, except in conformity with the said standards; but

according to a calculation made in a pamphlet, publi persons may use the existing weights and measures in their

• Dr. Brewster, in his Edinburgh Journal of Science, noticing originally in America, and republished in London in! possession, provided that the ratio or proportion which such wasmachurrender their appellatione feminasiye ne tirane in the inhabitants of the world amount to about 800.com existing weights and measures bear to the standards be painted or notice of the ingenious invention of the Reed Max. Cecil, boy and its Christian population to only 200,000,000; marked on the said existing weights and measures. The regular which the power is obtained by taking advantage of the Asia, 2,000,000; Africa, 2,000,000; Europe, 177,000, tions and penalties of former aets respecting weights and vacuum created by the explosion of a mixture of hydrogen America, 18,000,000 ; 1. e. the Greek and Eai The Drama.

in measures are declared to apply to the new act for anforeing expansive force of the explosion might also be employed; / Churches, 30,000,000; the Roman Catholics, 100,000, observance to

but his machine was not founded on this principle." the Protestants 70,000,000.-Scotsman.

cured from nature ; science and good taste may improve, , racters. Though altogether unnatural in design and conbut they cannot create it.

duct, this play is one amongst numerous others of our earlier (SEE A NOTE TO CORRESPONDENTS.)

Now, gentlemen, sages of the Kaleidoscope, an' it please dramatists, that are certain to tell, with an auditory not over

ye, we would somewhat more immediately with you. fastidious; and is, consequently, well adapted to the taste of * The very head and front of our offending

For that ye are so much aloof from us, we are infinitely the nineteenth century. With the refinement of the age, Hath this extent, no more."

your debtors; the poverty of our unteigned thanks will fashionable vices become refined too, though in fact the 1 hath been objected to us that we are "partial;" so not suffice, we fear, to cancel so great an obligation. morality of high life is, at this moment, of as “scant we are, to good acting. “ Extreme severity” has like. How, indeed, can we wipe away the recollection of so fame" as at the birth of Beaumont, in 1585; however Mise been asserted to appertain unto our remarks. Was kind an act, as the assurance that we had no feeling in gentlemen and ladies may choose to assume a virtue wer criminal yet condemned that did not accuse his judge common with those who could discover

in Mr.
Hunt's they have

not.”. Thus, while our people of consequence fcruelty ? though honestly acquitting him of injustice. " action appropriate grace !" . Remeinber, reader, this affect to shun the BEGGARS'OPERA as a moral pestilence, Ther, our knowledge of music is superficial; very likely: was not uttered by us, who possess nor “ taste, judg- they crowd to the representation of infinitely more vicious We happen, not withstanding, to know just enough of ment,” nor - kind feeling :" bat emanated from the wise exhibitions ; detesting the one for no other reason than besong, to distinguish what constitutes the difference between ones of the Kaleidoscope, whom we now know to be moho- cause it displays the unsophisticated amours of the common the hoarse croaking of a raveri, and the clear warbling of polizers of all that's enviable in either quality. It was meet, vulgar, and admiring the others only in the same ratio as a thrush. We are reputed, also, of those who lack gallan certainly, the pure ore should be distinguished from its they excitingly hold up to them the mirror" of their own Ly; and so indeed we do, when courtesy would usurp the concomitant alloy; and wise, therefore, to disclaim more exalted, but not less criminal, propensities. When, Throne of judgment, and dictate an estimate of profes- participating" in the rude - fashion of our speech," or the therefore, we speak of Rule a Wife and Have a Wife kanal ability from pretty faces and sylph.like forms. It cold acerb vandalism of our sentiments. Thus situated, as an "excellent comedy,” it is with reference, merely, hat our business to be love-sick. We do not visit the however, it surely is enough to be responsible for ourselves to those scenic merits

which this play urquestionably sestre for the purpose merely of seeing handsome our own. poor thoughts," as the Advertiser would say, possesses in a very eminent degree. It is now per. women, and studying female anatomy, nor yet for sim- without being subject to arraignment for the conduct of formed as altered by Garrick, to whom we owe, belike, Ny contenuplating choice specimens of nature's statuary: others. As, for example, we, last week, wrote, alluding many of the stage directions ; and notwithstanding Were car notions of theatrical excellence to be derived to the respective merits of Mrs. Bunn and Mrs. Davidson, the hacknied nature of the plots, for there are more from personal qualifications alone, we should forth with a comparison pronounces Mrs. Bunn incapable of proving than one; -despite the outrage on all probability in pronounce Mas MARDYx superior to all of woman herself to be what she really is not at once Mrs. Bunn the business of the piece, skilful performers will always bara" baxide, and Mr. Cooper incomparably the first and Mrs. Davidson," which the Kuleidoscope completely obtain both for it, and for themselves, no inconsiderable ragadian of our time.

transposes, making us appear the ridiculous authors of meed of popularity. The main plot, moreparticularly, Tam. But it would appear that we are conceited, and cal. Aattery too fulsome to be credited, offensively insulting, ing a Shrew, we have had, 10 numberless forms, any time mely indifferent to the feelings of others."' Indeed! but for its obvious absurdity. Mere typographical errors these twenty years; but Beaumont and Fletcher's virago Tho are these "others?" The actors, we presume. are pardonable, especially when arising from the imperfect has the novelty of being a woman resolved on self-aban. Pithout an audience there would very soon be no theatre; autography of such indifferent penmen as ourselves. To donment, who seeks a husband only to save her credit," Bring a theatre, it is reasonable to suppose that such a substitute - waves” for wanes is excuseable, but we must that she may at once stand well with the world and give sing exiss as an audience. This audience, then, we really protest against the reduction of words of four sylla- unrestrained freedom to her lascivious pleasures. Leon Ingine, must have somewhat of feeling also. Well, pos- bles to trisyllables, and the total ejection of an unoffending must have been a philosopher

of no known school, to conAsing an audience, and that audience being endowed monosyllable. ith their feelings, will the Editors of the Kaleidoscope We are well pleased with the spirit of resurrection desirous of possessing, that he might thereby advance his te the hardihood to maintain that those feelings may be which at present pervades our management. It evinces own fortune, for he no revenue had," and teach mantraged with impunity? If so, it becomes, of course, an mitted axiom in theatricals, that performers are not cally agreeable to the public

, and the treasury of the the Lady Margurita. The credulous Don Michael, likeetable for the contumely with which they sometimes theatre. Cato was a judicious revival, and so is ROLE A wise, is scarcely a less extraordinary personage than Leon, e to jasak their auditory.

WIFE AND HAVE A WIFE ; but we think not thus only that being a soldier it was natural enough for him The Editors of the Kaleidoscope, who, by the way, are of the CABINET'S resuscitation, nor was it approved to want a wife well-portionedvery fearful of being laughed at for identifying them by the town; for, on the evening of its representation,

“ For captains o' the King's side ha' no need of

Wives with nothing." Ives with our opinions, aver that “Mrs. ALDRIDGE is the overture was played to ten people in the pit, less than We have been accused of writing “strictures on the mana

of the cleverest women on this or any other stage." twenty in the boxes, and not exceeding fifty occupied the gers.” As yet, we have not done any thing of the kind, odigious ! Did we ever utter any thing imputing, even, place of the gods. During the progress of the play, the wanting inclination. But were we disposed to amuse our. e contrary?

No; but then, somehow or other, we have number of the audience did not increase fourfold; the selves in this way, a more favourably opportunity could I noticed this great lady at all, only as an instance of wonder, however, is, not that there were so few persons not occur. With both Miss Smithson and Miss Kenneth owniach opinion might honestly vary ; because there, but that there were any; for certes they who have here, we have Mrs. Aldridge " for the pearl of Spain, *To gild refined gold, to paint the lily,

once witnessed the Cabinet, will scarcely care to trouble the orient fair one, the beauteous young lady Murguritu." To throw a perfume on the violet,

themselves about it again, even after an interval of Ave Mrs. Aldridge is a lady of very respectable talent, whose To znooth the ice, or add another hue

years,” The thing, as a drama, possesses not one solitary utility will ever ensure her a certain degree of esteem anyUnto che rainbow, or with taper light

recommendatory feature, divested of its pretty songs and where; and it is really unkind to enforce this very clever To seek the beauteous eye of heav'n to garnish, agreeable music; and without the combined powers of gentlewoman's appearance in parts, where the text must be kwasteful and ridiculous excess.”

Braham, Sinclair, and Miss Stephens, or Miss. M. Tree, altered effectually to suit her person, which cannot, in all Mr Hant, too, say these same editorial gentlemen, “is is stupid in the extreme" tedious as a twice told tale, intances, be done, and consequently, as in Rule a Wife and

of the best singing actors we have seen :” which is vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.” The Music Hall Have a Wife, she is not only satirized in every live, but Blybat a very sorry kind of compliment, whether viewed furnishes us with what is rare in the way of minstrelsy; the illusion of the scene is also completely destroyed. h reference either to him or to themselves. For, mark, from the stage we expect something, withal, of plot, and What, for instance, should we think of Sir John Falstaff det, like Mrs. Aldrige, Mr. Hunt is only " one of the incident, and dialogue ; but we look in vain for originality, habited in the costume of the apothecery, in Romeo and and, moreover, but one of the best" that the interest, or wit, in the Cabinet, now consigned again, we Juliet. This, however, is not all. Mr. Porteus, a genMariof the Kaleidoscope “ have seen :" they do not inhope for ever, to the oblivious grave of dust and cobwebs. tleman of considerable parts in his way, must be installed, mas schom they have seen besides Mr. Hunt, and Many of our acquaintance, as well as some frequenters Cacafogo, when Mr. Andrews was unemployed; an overare, consequen uy, " at fayle" to know which of the of the theatre, had given us credit for having, last year, sighi, on the part of the managers, as palpaple as any we be is. The Kaleidoscopic collective wisdom might, taught Mr. E. Knight, as he was then termed, (we per can reck of. The fine acting of Mr. Vandenhoff, and qual propriety, proclaim Mr. Doyle "one of the ceive he is now Mr. Knight) somewhat

of modesty. The Mrs. Bunn, and Mr. Jones, should not be marred by Laging actors," and Mrs. Andrews one of the

clever- manager of old Drury is notorious for his puffing propen- the interstices of the play being inadequately occupied'; wonen on this or any other stage." But the eulogy, sities, and his little scion, seems an apt scholar. But even and we would here just take

leave to intimate to Mr. BASS, ud un meaning as it is, of Mr Hunt, must needs

be Elliston has more respect for himself, his profession, and that he does not always walk upon the stage tổ exhibit died; "his voice is somewhat peculiar.” So is the the public, than to degrade both of the former, and insult alone his own rare presence," and display, of itseli, c'he would rival the nightingale. Of what avail the latter, as Mr. Knight has done: nay, more, the little his own great ability. Authors occasionally require per de excellence" of Mr. Hunt's ** ear,” or the extent great man's old friend Charles Stanton, would blush at formers as foils for others; and, when next Mr. Bass re. s taste,” accompanied as they are with a "voice" his pupil's folly, could Charles but peruse the following presents the Duke of Medina, we entreat of him that he

* sincerely believe consists rather of sound than delectably spiced example of metropolitan quackery :- will not be smirking to his friends in the theatre, when he hdy, and which the Kaleidoscope admits to be some. " Mr. Knight, of the Theatre-royal, Drury-lane, in an should be writhing in conscious unworthiness, under the

praliar." It is this peculiarity, the mouthing of nouncing to his friends and the public, that his benefit is lash administered by Leon, on the stage, as he did when that occasions our objection to Mr. Hunt; the ex: appointed for Wednesday next,

August 18, begs permis- retiring from the dignified reproof of his offended host, at Lite texture of his “ ear," nor the limit of his “ taste." sion most respectfully to acknowledge their past favours, the conclusion of the fourth act, on Thursday evening. e not yet been questioned by us. The man is not now and in selecting, as he hopes he has done, the inost sterling Mr. Jones is an uncommonly clever, bustling actor ;

more thoroughly versed in the doctrine of " sweet productions for their amusement, he trusts he shall be con- who could no more remain in a quiescent state, on the ds," as a science, than Mr. Horn; yet by reason of sidered as discharging his duty to bis patrons. The en: stage, than we can bound by a hop, skip, and' a jump reuliarly constructed voice, he is scarcely Mr. Hunt's tertainments will commence withO'Keefe's brilliant

comedy over the Mersey. But he is an actor; and so are all, it rior, either as an agreeable or a popular singer. The of Wild Oats, which will be found to possess a stronger may be said, of his profession. Yes, truly, only that some Lies of the Kaleidoscope, or at least some of them, are cast than heretofore witnessed out of the metropolis, com; actors approach nearer to nature than others. While, there. ked good musicians, and of their taste and judgment prising several of the most popular favourites both fore, we presume to question his claim to " high celebrity," mare ample proof; but we never yet heard that they l of Drury lane and Covent-garden.”. Such is the unas- as an “admired comedian," it is no trifling eulogium of ŵr. endowed, also, with the singing grace." There suming diffidence peculiar to the Metropolis ;"may Jones to say, that as the Copper Captain, bestrongly reminded in fine, much dissimilarity between a man's know- common sense effectually

prevent the prevalence of this us of one we were wont to look upon with ecstasy. And of music, as such, and his vocal adequateness; an disgusting pre-eminence in the provinces !

although our Magnus Apollo is no more, his fame lives, ate acquaintance with harmonies is one thing, being Beaumont and Fletcher's excellent comedy of Rule a ard will live till the stage expires; with the name or Don to sing is another. Doctrinal qualifications may be Wife and Have a Wife has been revived with considerable Michael is inseparably entwined that of Thomas LEWIS ired by studious assiduity, the voice must be pro-' success, and in great force, as regards the cast of the cha

230 August.

THE COUNCIL OF TEN.

SOLUTION TO GAME VII.

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The Phenix.
The Beauties of Chess.

A French writer informs us that in Ceylon, at' the pa

sent day, to prove the innate courage of children, t A Century of the Names and Scantlings of such Inventions

parents, in the presence of a multitude assembled on 1

Ludimus effigiem belli"............ VIDA. as at present I can call to mind to have tried and perfected

occasion, place them on the back of a tame eagle

, wbi ( which, my former Notes being lost) I have, at the in

mounts with the child into the air ; if the latter betra stance of a powerful Friend, endeavoured now, in the

any fear, it is sacrificed, as incapable of supporting d year 1655, to set these down in such a way as may suffi

While.

Black.

dangers to which this life is exposed.---Le Pandore. ciently instruct me to put any of them in practice.

1 Koight....F—7*

Castle....-7 2 Pawn E-7+ Castle ..E-7

Pun Judicial.-At the Manchester sessions, a girl nam THE AUTHOR THE MARQUIS OF WORCESTER.

3 Knight.. E-t Casile ..E-6

Ann Flood, pleaded guilty to an indictment charging h (Continued from our last.]

4 Pawn E-6

Castle or Bishop

with stealing a certain domestic utensil. The chairma 5 Pawn ...E7 +MATE.

after sentencing her to be imprisoned to the end of any where.

sessions, observed that it was only a pot carried away 69. A TRIANGLE KEY.

• The knight here played is that on the square H-6. A Flood. A way how a little triangle scrued key, not weighing a shilling, shall be capable and strong enough to bolt and

Classical Translation.-We have published the follo unbolt round about a great chest an hundred bolts through

(no. VIII.]

ing long ago; but as it is now on its tour through fifty staples, two in each, with a direct contrary motion, and as inany more from both sides and ends, and at the

The white to move, and to render the game of the black A boy at school gave the following classical translation

papers, we
shall again pay our respects to it, en passant

, self-same time shall fasten it to the place beyond a man's hopeless in four moves. In other words, after the fourth the words—Cæsar venit in Galliam summa diligentia natural strength to take it away: and in one and the same move the white will have on the board a castle and the “Cæsar came into Gaul on the top of the Diligence." turn both locketh and openeth it. king, whilst the black will have only the king.

The following is the copy of a farrier's bill, lately 70. A ROSE-KEY. A key with a rose-turning pipe, and two roses pierced

to his employer in the neighbourhood of Taunton : through end wise the bit thereof, with several handsomely

Black.

“ 10824. contrived wards, which may likewise do the same effects.

“ Maay Too qureing your bonnors Ors ti he dide V

teen zillings." 71. A SQUARE KEY WITH A TURNING SCRUE.

у я р а н н э Н A key perfectly square, with a scrue turning within it,

Something Curious. There is an old live oak stump and more conceited than any of the rest, and 'ne heavier

Mr. Cooper's plantation (St. Simon's) from which the on than the triangle-scrued key, and doth the same effects.

ginal stern post of the Constitution was taken. Shor 72. AN ESCOCHEON FOR ALL LOCKS.

after the capture of the Guerriere by that vessel, a bayt.

7 An escocheon to be placed before any of these locks

sprung up from the centre of the old stump, and has a with these properties. 1. The owner (though a woman)

tinued to flourish ever since; and, as an evergreen, may with her delicate hand vary the ways of coming to

be seen at all times of the year, constantly increasing open the lock ten millions of times, beyond the knowledge

beauty and in strength. We are told that Mr. Coo of the smith that made it, or of me who invented it. 2.

guards it with uncommon care.-Darien Gazette. If a stranger open it, it setteth an alarm a-going, which the stranger cannot stop from running out; and besides,

Solution of a Glacier,--The Swiss have endeavoured though none should be within hearing, yet it catcheth his

diminish a small glacier by means of hot water; and hand as a trap doth a fox; and though far from maiming

appears they have succeeded. It is the glacier of Getr him, yet it leaveth such a mark behind it, as will discover

placed across a part of the course of the Drance in him if suspected; the escocheon or lock plainly showing

Valais. They, in 1821, erected wooden pipes, in on what monies be hath taken out of the box to a farthing,

that the hot water might flow upon the glacier, an and how many times opened since the owner had been in

penetrating the ice, form parallel fissures. By this mean it.

the intermediate masses of ice which impeded the coun 73. A TRANSMITTABLE GALLERY.

of the Drance, were successively detached. Thus a me A transmittable gallery over any ditch or breach in a

of ice of enormous thickness, which, in 1821, cover

A B C D E F G H town-wall, with a blind aud parapit cannon-proof.

the Drance to the extent of 1350 feet, was redueal, 74. A CONCEITED DOOR.

the summer of 1822, to 498 feet.

WHITE. A door, whereof the turning of a key, with the help

American Obituary.-Perhaps all our readers may and motion of the handle, makes the hinges to be of

know that the announcement of deaths in some parts either side, and to open either inward or outward, as one is

[SEE A NOTE TO CORRESPONDENTS.]

the United States is often accompanied with invitations to enter or to go out, or to open in half.

the

funeral. The following is a recent instance :-"Di 75. A DISCOURSE WOVEN IN TAPE OR RIBBON.

TO THE EDITOR.

on Wednesday evening, after a short illness, Ann du How a tape or ribbon-weaver may set down a whole SIR, I am an old chess-player, and have played the ford King, in the 11th year of her age, daughter of He discourse, without knowing a letter, or interweaving any thing suspicious of other secret than a "new fashioned rib game

regularly for the last forty ycars in India

. Ex. King. The friends of the famüy are respectfully any

cuse me if I take the liberty of pointing out a remedy for to attend her funeral on Friday afternoon, at four oʻcla bon. 76. TO WRITE IN THE DARK.

the loss of the game, as you state it, in your last. For from No. 36, Nassau-street, village of Brooklyn." How to write in the dark as streight as by day or candle- instance, in the second move, let the black move through Napoleon and the Bourbons. The following facts, thou light.

the main chequer, and, after that, Castle, in juxta posi. Otherwise of little importance, are characteristic of the s 77. A FLYING MAN.

tion to his opponent. Excuse this freedom in an elderly different spirit of Bonaparte and the Bourbons. In How to make a man to fly; which I have tried with a little boy of ten years old in a barn, from one end to the man.—1 remain, Sir, your very respectful and obedient city of Lyons, during the troubles of the revolution,

religious houses, churches, and chapels, besides sone of servant,

SENEX. other, on an hay-mow.

buildings were demolished. To repair the injury 78. A CONTINUALLY GOING WATCH. Liverpool, July 14, 1824.

done to the place, various sums were expended hy A watch to go constantly, and yet needs no other wind.

Government in promoting improvements

, of which ing from the first setting on the cord or chain, unless it be

Miscellanies.

following is a catalogue : Under the Republic and Be broken, requiring no other care from one then to be now

parte, there were formed or built three public w and then consulted with concerning the hour of the day

planted with trees, a nursery, a botanic garden, a flo

Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle." or night; and if it be laid by a week together it will not

market, a veterinary school,' a museum of paintings

This Journal, which is published every Saturday even antiquities, four new bridges; the court of justice err much, but the oftener looked upon, the more exact it

ing, is distinguished for the variety and accuracy of its enlarged; there were erected a prefect's hotel, a casert sheweth the time of the day or night.

information upon all the incidents of Real Life. It is new square, new quays on the Rhone and the Soane. 79. A TOTAL LOCKING OF CABIXET BOXES.

conducted by a gentleman of high literary attainments the ruined parish churches were restored. To Lowo A way to lock all the boxes of a cabinet (though never and unquestionable experience, and is calculated to suit Restaurateur, since 1814, the inhabitants are indebted so many) at one time, which were by particular keys ap: all tastes the Statesman, the Politician, the Man of Fa. Ist, three new

nunneries ; 2d, the re-establishment of the one of the other, as much as concerneth the opening shion, the Sentimentalist, the Sportsman; and, in fact: old convent; 3d, the foundation of a new central semin

of of them, and by these means cannot be left open un- Life in London, a never-ending fund of amusement and Chief instructors of youth all over France.- Voyage 1

for the brethren of Christian doctrine, now become information. The Sporting department is conducted with toresque et Historique à Lyon,

par M. Fortis. 80. LIGHT PISTOL BARRELS. How to make a pistol barrel no thicker than a shilling, peculiar care, and will contain a more minute as well as a

African Oak.-A correspondent requests us to and yet able to endure a musquet proof of powder and with the Turf, the Chase

, and the Ring, than has hitherto those who in the

course of their business have occasion bullet.

been presented to the public. The motto of Bell's Life in work upon African Oak, of the poisonous effects of spl 81. A COMB-CONVEYANCE FOR LETTERS. London is, ** Nunquam dormia;" and nothing shall es- ters of it when run into the flesh. He states that t A comb.conveyance carrying, of letters without sus-cape its Argus eyes. The price of Bell's Life in London sawyers in his neighbourhood bave died from it, picion, the head being opened with a needle-scrue, draw. is only Seven-pence,

and it may be had by post, one hun. several others have been laid up. A chemical analysis ing a spring towards them; the comb being made but dred miles from London, on the Sunday morning. Orders the wood would put an end to all doubts on the subje after an usual form carried in ones pocket.

may be sent to all Booksellers, Postmasters, and

Newspa- and perhaps save some valuable lives.--Cheltenham Ch 1 To be continued.]

per-agents, and to Messrs. Smith, 192, Strand, London. nicle.

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awares.

Must love one another as cousins in Mood :

TO THE EDITOR

The Stuarts.-Some remains of James II. have been

The Housewife.

TO THE EDITOR. discovered in three leaden boxes, in the course of excava.

SIR.-During conversation, a few evenings ago, a young is for a foundation of a steeple of the church of St. " Housekeeping and husbandry, of it be good, Geansin, near Paris, with this inscription :-" Here is

gentleman of my acquaintance happened to say, “the sportion of the flesh and noble parts of the body of the

The wife, too, must husband as well as the man,

quarrels of lovers is the renewing of love." Another of bat high, puissant, and illustrious, and most excellent

Or farewel thy husbandry, do what thou can."

the company (which consisted chiefly of your readers,) Parce James Stuart, second of the name, King of Great kitain, born 23d October, 1633, deceased in France, at and men would substitute for the various ragouts, with tence, insisting that the word "are” ought to be substi,

Food.- If plain animal food were taken but once a day, immediately called in question the grammar of the sen3. Germain-en-Laye: September 16, 1701.” The boxes which modern tables are so abundantly furnished, whole- tuted for “is.” A warm debate ensued, and a wager of une removed to the chief altar.

some vegetables and pure water, or a weak ferment- half a dozen bottles of wine was offered and accepted. Fanaticism. A woman in the canton of Appenzal, in ed beverage, for the more deleterious, potations of dis. The company being almost equally divided in opinion, it June las, giring way to that unhappy fanaticism which tilled liquors, we should see health walking in the paths Do misleads the ignorant classes of society in that coun- that are now crowded with the bloated victims of volup- was unanimously left to your decision. Would you thereuy, killed her child to save it from the persecution of the tuous appetite. Millions of Gentoos have lived to an ad-fore be so kind as to "give in your award,” in some corevil spiri, whom she thought she recognized in the fea. vanced age, without having tasted of any thing that ever ner of your valuable little paper at your earliest conveni. tures of a stranger passing through the village in which possessed life, and been wholly free from a chain of ma. ence, and by so doing, oblige, amongst the rest, your well she lired.

DURYNG. Printers' Ink too much for the Devil._"Under the globe; the wandering Arabs, who have traversed the bar- wisher, same of exorcisin (says Mr. Bentham, in his Book of Fal. milk from the half-famished camel that carried them, have

ren deserts of Sahara, subsisting on the scanty pittance of kasien the Catholic liturgy contains a form of procedure

VULGAR CHRISTIAN NAMES. for driving out devils Even with the help of this instru- seen two hundred years roll round without a day's sick ment, the operation cannot be performed with the desired ness. The temperature of our food is an exceedingly im. the working of this as well as so many other wonders. In the muscular tone of the stomach, vitiates its secretions success, but by an operator qualified by holy orders for portant consideration. We are accustomed to take it too warm, forgetful of the fact, that artificial heat destroys

" What's in a name? that which we call a rose, our days, and is our country, the same object is attained, and its physical powers, and induces painful and

danger.

By any other name would smell as sweet." instrument as a common newspaper. Before this talis ous diseases of the liver. Let us take, then, another hint

SIR,_With due deference to the love-stricken Juliet, man, not only devils, but ghosts, sampires, witches, and from the children of nature, who subsist on aliment of a I their kindred tribes, are driven out of the land, never temperature no higher than that of their own bodies,

and I presume to deny her inference. Is there not something I return again; the touch of holy water is not so intole who are generally hardy and long-lived, until the simpli. more inexpressibly delightful in the soft gliding name of able to them as the bare smell of printers' ink.

vices brought among them by the civilized invaders of their rose (the hissing consonant softened into a z) than if Preduction of Gold and Silver in different parts of the native forests.-Medical Adviser.

this sweet scented sweet looking flower was designed by portof gold, the mines of Europe produce, in sterling,

the vile epithet of Devil's Wort, Adder's Tongue, &c. &c. nly £185,020. Northern Asia, £76,770. America, the

In illustration of this argument of mine, allow me to ss of the total of £2,467,260 in the following propor

Correspondence.

adduce a fact, which having occasionally fallen under the 105:

Ne Spain, £229,630. New Grenada, 2672,500. ere, £111,530. Potosi, and Provinces east of Buenos

observation of all your readers, will enable them to judge ITE, £73,180. Chili, £400,550 and Brazil, £980,870.

VEGETABLE PHENOMENON.

for themselves as to its correctness. Are we not all in the älter, the total amount of which is £7,319,670. Eu.

constant habit of associating certain ideas with certain be produces £481,580, and Northern Asia, £199,630.

TO THE EDITOR.

names? Do we not, when we hear Angelina, Seraphina, meria fumishes the rest :-New Spain, £4,945,340.

SIR,I was walking in the garden with some ladies and Laura announced, naturally expect to see elegant ac1,292,440; Potosi, &c £1,019,070 and Chili, yesterday evening, when one of them mentioned a circum- complished women? Have we the same expectations Pictures.--It may not be uninteresting, in the history stance respecting the common garden bean, which ap- when Deborah, Abigail, or Rebecca are spoken of? I pictures, to notice the money paid for three of the peared to me at the time almost incredible; but I have need not, in this age of externals, tell you how much peoost celebrated collections known in this country :- since had convincing evidence of its being correct, both ple are influenced by outside shew. How often do we hear

1779, the Houghton, 232 pictures......... £40,555 from the gardener and several other persons, who have this observation made, when speaking of those who have 1798, the Orleans, 296 pictures .

........... 43,500 1914, the Angerstein, 38 pictures

taken particular notice of this natural curiosity. The fact suddenly risen into note, “ I do not know why they have

......... 57,000 In the Houghton collection, The Consultation of the is this:- The bean is observed every leap-year to alter its succeeded so well, but they have got a name ?" Does not Poctorsby Guido, was valued at £3,500—" Holy situation in the pod. For instance, last leap-year the eye this shew us that there is much in a name? Would you umilye" by Vandyck, £1,600_“ Magdalene at Christ's of the bean was towards the stalk, in which position it not, Mr. Editor, with all your exemption from vulgar le" by Rubens, £1,600%"Cook's Shop," by Teniers, continued until the present year, when it altered ; and, prejudice and illiberal conclusions, be much surprised if

upon examination, it will be found that the eye is this you heard that Mr. Luke Lump was a brilliant, animated, All over the south-east of Persia, to within a few miles year universally from the stalk, and towards the end of elegant youth, and Miss Bridget Huggins an educated the Persian Gulph, the air is so dry that the brightest the bean.

beautiful woman? and yet Lump might be light, and Al may be laid bare to the atmosphere at all hours, thout incurring the slightest shade in its brilliancy. To

Being unable to account for the alteration, I was re-Biddy bewitching, it is possible; but what a pity they had prose with a sparkle of dew on it would be regarded quested to refer the matter to you, and to desire you would such names. Did any amatory poet, from Ovid to Tome Amiracle, from March to December.

either mention the circumstance in your next Kaleidoscope, my Moore, ever celebrate the charms of their mistresses this delightful season, any one visiting Ulverston or insert this, in order that some of your correspondents with any of these lamentable disfigurations? Is there a will be well repaid for his journey, by the sight of the may endeavour to account for it; by doing which, you Jenny, Sally, or Dolly immortalized in verse? Could we rulls, upon the south-end of the Isle of Walney, where will particularly oblige those ladies, as well as

sympathize with the woes of a Dickey, a Tommy, or a build their nests, and have young, for about five or

Yours, &c. RUSTICUS.

Bob? undoubtedly not: would not the introduction of such peks in May and June. Their numbers are astonishWigan, August 12, 1824.

names turn to farce the most pathetic elegy or most ele. They make their nests upon the ground, at present ering about three acres, and in some parts they are

gant eulogy that was ever written? “'Tis true, 'tis pity," their each other that it is impossible to walk without

however pity 'tis, 'tis true. Therefore, Mr. Editor, join

TO THE EDITOR. sog great destruction to the household of the feathery

with me in deprecating the thick-headed obstinacy with SIR,In your paper, some months ago, I remember reading They seldom lay more than three

eggs, and their an account of a small onion being found in an egg: and i which many parents continue to brand their unoffending 3. with the exception of the beak, greatly resemble think you will agree with me, in thinking, that the following progeny with these odious appellations. Is it not, alas ! 1.- Boston Gazette. is not less singular.

unfortunate enough to be born a Huggins, a Dobbins, a A Little Republic. In the Journal l'Ami du Roi et de surprised to find, in the small end, an insect, commonly lanous compounds ?) but deliberately to inflict the addi

On the 18th instant, on my opening an egg, I was greatly Wigans, or a Shufflebottom (with a thousand other vilPstrie, published at Brussels, we find notices respect-known by the name of earwig, in length about 11 inch, and

anall Republic which has existed for eight years which had the usual hairy appearance they have when living. tional cruelty of Joan, Daniel, Rachael, or Jonas, is a on the frontiers of the territories of Prussia and the This, to many, may appear romantic, but I can assure you cold-blooded atrocity no words can justify; and the plea therlands. It is the village of Moresnet. The

Mayor it is substantially true; and to afford the naturalist an op- of a grandmother Bridget, or an aunt Judith, is a poor lected every year by the inhabitants, and he exercises portunity of commentary on the subject, I beg to assign extenuation for inflicting these barbarities upon the sucolute power during the term of his administration.-sorne probable reason for the phenomenon. The fowls from ropean Revieto.

which the eggs were gathered are kept on a wharf, at the ceeding generations. I, Mr. Editor, who narrowly escaped Eng mode of fine-edging a Razor.-On the rough side south end of the town, where there is a great quantity of Joan and Grizzle, may be allowed to speak feelingly. I strap of leather, or on the undressed calf-skin bind-old bones shipped off for the country, and on depositing the owe my escape from paternal authority to the warm inde book, rub a piece of tin, or common pewter bones on the wharf, the fowls, with great eagerness pick terference of my good mother, who, having herself for half 'a minute, or till the leather become glossy amongst them, and this earwig being greedily devoured,

and suffered from the same cause, sedulously sought to prothe mettle. If the razor be passed over this leather having a hard hairy coat, the fowl's stomach has not been tect her children from it. When Alice Durmont pleads

half a dozen times, it will acquire a finer edge able to digest it. I am, yours &c. by any other method. The Chemist.

July.

THOMAS HEALEY. in excuse for giving her children so much of their own

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