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way,-"God bless them, she had nothing else to give | Mr. Bulmer. The relics are now in the possession of Muzzling Dogs. We decline the insertion of Cautious's 1 them," with similar kindness my mother determined never Richard Hobson, Esq. the owner of the premises, and ter, recommending the close muzzling of dogs. Nothi

can be more cruel, or dangerous in its consequences. to give us such appellations as we might hereafter feel consist of a large stone vessel, of a circular form, 2 feet 6 inortified to acknowledge; she being herself anathema- fine preservation. Also a large square Roman brick, inches in circumference, and 16 inches in height, in very our correspondent has access to the Morning Chronicle,

request his attention to an excellent letter on this subje tized by the singularly odious name of Rebecca (odious curiously indented. A sort of cinder, with pieces of pot

which appeared a few days since, which we shall take in despite of Rebecca the Jewess) and a thousand times firmly adhering to it. The lower jaw, with the teeth early opportunity of publishing, as it entirely coincid more odious by its abbreviation, Beckey. I have heard complete, of an animal, supposed to have been a bear. with the opinions we have long entertained on the subje

In the mean time we avail ourselves of the following her often relate an anecdote of a lady asking her if she Likewise several fragments of the horns of the roe-buck; really was called Beckey, and being answered in the affir. The most remarkable circumstanice connected with the together with many pieces of wood, bones, and shells.

• Close muzzling,' I understand to mean sufficiently mative, replied, “ Indeed you don't look like a Beckey,” above discovery is, that the house which stood upon the

to prevent the dogs biting, and consequently so tight

to prevent his drinking also; for as a dog cannot dr her determination thenceforward was irrevocably fixed, site where those relics have been found was a very ancient without protruding his tongue to lap, suffielent ru to call none of her children by such ill-boding appellations, one, and they were buried above nine feet below the sur. to do so would equally enable him to bite; his dri but she was compelled, poor woman, into a kind of compro- and other vegetable matter, seemed to denote that it was face of the earth, where the black soil, mixed with acorns

ing therefore is clearly meant to be prevented; and

a stinting supply of water is one of the leading cat mise with her lord and master (he having the baptizing still in its primitive state. 'Hence it is clear that they must

of hydrophobia, the consequence of this regulation

be an artificial, a forced, nay, cruel and foolish mi of us in his own hands) but he conceded Joan and Grizzle, have been there many hundred years, and as the place

plication of this distressing and horrid evil! It may provided she did not insist upon Clemintina or Wilhelmina; where they were found is in the vicinity of the supposed

pretended that a dog, by being unmuzzled at home, on

return at night, will have a sufficient supply of wa and having carried this point in the first instance, yielded, site of the Roman palace and its baths, we intended to this I deny, for not only is that supply frequently as is usually the case in the succeeding ones, and quietly crowded columns this week prevent us from doing so.have dwelt at greater length on the subject, but our of his reach, but I maintain from close observation,

at this period of the year especially, a dog not only christened my sister, Sophia, without a murmur, comfort. York Herald.

quires drink frequently whilst abroad, but that he ough

have access to water, for the additional object of dean ing himself that as her name was merely Greek for Wisdom,

his tongue from the abundant flow of saliva, and #1 it was inuch the same as Faith, Hope, or Charity.

cannot have

escaped the perceptiotr of the most neglige To Correspondents.

this saliva, locked up, as it were, by close muzzling, Now, Mr. Editor, if you think the insertion of this

itself (in my humble opinion) may be a hastener, if na may move the hard hearts of godfathers and godmothers 6 The engraving explanatory of our series of gymnasia

primary cause of his turning rabid ; at any rate,

stinting him of water, by close muzzling all day, to content themselves with teaching in the vulgar tongue,

having been delayed somewhat beyond the expected pe cause more cases of hydrophobia than the restrict without stigmatizing their unconscious victims with vul.

biting will have saved, and the unmuzzling at home

riod, we must postpone the appearance of No. VIII until give facility to the propagating of an evil thus artifel gar names, I hope you will not reject my humble efforts next week.

created, and in the very centre of entire familles ? in their behalf; and I call upon you with greater confidence to assist me, when I recollect how many times you must 6 The following note, intended for the Mercury, was BRISTOL CORRESPONDENTIOur friend, whose whims

rhyming letter is inserted in a preceding column, have felt gratified when you hear the plebeian name of excluded on Friday last for want of room. We give it

please to accept our thanks for the interest he has er " Smith" softened and refined by the more elegant Præno- a place here, in preference to deferring its appearance sed for the prosperity of the Kaleidoscope. As for te men “Egerton.” If you reject my corrrespondence, I another week. It may do much good to the natives of ducing it into Bristol, direct, there are impediments tri shall console myself with thinking you have no more Bolton, if they guess who the GREAT MAN alluded to are easily explained. Unless we had, in the Arst instal

a sufficient number of subscribers to cover the weekly sense than if your name was Gaby or Habakuk. I am,

riage, it would, obviously, neither answer our parpose, Sir, your obedient servant, EARINE. BOLTON SQUABBLES.J. D. whose letter has remained for

the wishes of our kind friends. There is, however, a some time unanswered, owing to its being directed for J.

easy mode of obtaining the work, in towns where there Smith (who is frequently from home) instead of to the Advertisement.

no agents appointed expressly for the purpose. Me editor, is informed that we have heard that an individual

Sherwood, Jones, and Co. Booksellers, Paternoster has taken up his residence in Bolton, against whose vll

London, have a regular weekly supply of the Kaleidos THEATRE DU PETIT LAZARY DR PARIS, DB MESSRS. lanous character the inhabitants cannot be too much on MAFFEY, YORK HOTEL, TARLETON-STREET,

which may be had from them, by any provincial looted their guard. His name we shall not, for the present, state, POSITIVELY THE LAST WEEK.

along with his monthly Magazine parcel, or oftener, etc although circumstances may render it necessary to do so

ing to the frequency of his communications with the By particular desire of a great number of distinguished shortly. We know his tricks and rascality by experience, Individuals, Messrs. MAFFEY will submit, This Evening

don bookseller. If the country Agent only receives (Monday) the 23d instant, and every Evening during the

as he endeavoured to extort money from us, as a condition

parcels once a month, he would, of course, be supplies week, except Saturday,

for suppressing certain disclosures which he threatened to

the Kaleidoscopes of four weeks at one time. With a ORPHELIB AND VALASKI, make to the public, if we did not buy him over. We know

lication of a literary and miscellaneous nature liked A grand Folonnais Melodramatic Spectacle, in which will that he has attempted similar intimidation with others;

this mode of obtaining the work is preferred by maup be seen the sublime effects of & Storm on Shore: the whole

and that the infamous practice is his common habit. For embellished with dances, ballets, disguises, changes, decora

sons, and we hope that our Bristol friends will give tions, and rich and elegant dresses, &c.

our own parts, we set him at utter defiance, and told him,

trial, unless they are sufficiently numerous to rende For the first time will be presented' a great number of

What we now repeat, that he is the most unprincipled immediate and weekly supply desirable. Metamorphoses an allegorical subject on the Battle of Wa- and barefaced rascal we ever met with. We have paid soos Since we wrote the preceding note we have discon terloo, entitled

dearly for exposing swindlers of various descriptions, that THE DEATH OF A HERO.

that we shall be obliged to postpone our friend's accept By general desire, Messrs. Maffey will again submit, on we are obliged to be somewhat guarded in speaking even

favour until our next. It would occupy considerable 5 Monday, the 23d, Tuesday, the 24th, and Wednesday, the of such a fellow as this; although we shall be tempted to

unless we chose to divide it, which we wish to avoid. 25th, the superb Marit pe view of

speak plainer, if the “galld jade" may take the hint and THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR.

shall forward to the London Agent an extra number of “wince." We beg to request of our correspondent, that, On Thursday the 26th, and Friday the 27th, for the final

work this week, for the express purpose of being forwa close, will be substituted for the above view, the magnificent

If any notice should be taken of this “broad hint" in the

to Bristol, by way of experiment. picturesque maritime representation of

Bolton papers, he will favour up with a copy, as we have no
THE CITY AND PORT OF GAETE,
opportunity of seeing them.

THE COUNCIL OF Tex. In our opinion, S. W. gives too In which will be seen the celebrated Mount Pausilipe, the

importance to the critiques he con sea covered with vessels, and its margin animated by num: COUNCIL or Tex.-The critical and cynical Deocmviri have ness with which he treats them. bers of moving igures, together with many other amusing

His letter, if puble matters, which will be detailed in the bills of the day.

this week trespassed so much upon the limits generally pre- would swell out a subject which has already occupied Doors to be opened at half-past Seven, and the performance scribed for their effusions, that we should not prolong the large a share of our present publication. to commence at half-past Eight precisely.

subject, if their present letter contained any thing which

called for reply. As far as regards ourselves, there is little We have been favoured with the communication of Q. WILLMER and Co. 25, LORD-STREET

(opposite W. which we find occasion to notice, as we do not feel in any Observator's letter must be re-perused, before we can and T. GREGSON's Tea Warehouse) have on sale upwards of 5000 Pieces of the most celebrated Vocal and Instru- degree piqued at the broad hint of the Council, that we are mental MUSIC, wbich they are selling at HALF the published not endowed with the singing grace." Singing is neither

mine upon the propriety of giving it publicity. prices. Best Music Paper 38. per quire.

our forte nor our profession; and we have not the vanity Music.—In our next publication, we purpose introdueiti Printing and Bookbinding neatly executed A large Assortment of Stationery, Bibles, Prayers, Sehool even to attempt, like our critics, to "hum the town" with

Tilley's song, already acknowledged. books, and other publications on Sale.

sham pretensions. (Do ye take) Seriously, the difference

between these gentlemen and ourselves consists in this very Timothy Thoughtful and Josephus shall appear next week, THE Public are respectfully informed that the REAL material point:they seek to bring about reforms (if such

be their real object) by flagellation; whilst we prefer the country, is just arrived from London, where she was visited

system of encouragement. The plaudits of the public, Printed, published, and sold, EVERY TUESDAY, b by upwards of 30,000 persons, among whom were several members of the Royal Family, and many of the most dis

and the commendations of the critic, have done more to SMITH and Co. 75, Lord-street, Liverpool tinguished nobility; and is now exhibiting at STOAKES produce good actors, than hisses, catcalls, or cynical and Sold also by J. Bywater and Co. Pool-lane; Evans, Che ROOMS, CHURCH-STREET. Begins to-morrow (SATURDAY)

unfeeling attacks, and personal reflections. We could men- and Hall, Castle-st.; T.Smith, Paradise-st.; T. Warb the 21st Instant. Open from Ten in the Morning till dusk.

tion several superior performers of both sexes, who have Public Library, Lime-street; E. Willen, Bold-st Admittance, 18.; Children half-price.

been passed over by the Council of Ten, as if they were M. Smith, Tea-dealer and Stationer, Richmond-1 altogether beneath their notice. In short, it appears to us, M. Walker, Milliner, Tea-dealer, and Stationer, that they are always out of humour if their own Magnus Mount Pleasant; B. Gamage, 11, Clarence-street;

Apollo is not amongst the dramatis persone. As for the J. Lowthian, Library, 3, Great George-place; More Relics of Antiquity. We have just been favoured error respecting Mrs. Bunn, we bave examined the manu- ready money only. with a sight of several telics of antiquity, which were last script, which is so very indistinct and jumbled that the For the list of Country Agents, see the top of the woek found in digging a cellar where the house lately Council must be content to share the blame with us. page of the Kaleidoscope, inserted the first Tuesda stood, in the Haymarket, in this city, in the occupation of Their writing is sometimes as hasty as their tempers,

each month.

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Antiquities.

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De snitter Miscellany, from which religious and politicalmatters are excluded, containsa varietyof original and selected Articles; comprehending Literature, Criticism, Men and Manners, Armazenent, Elegant Extracts, Poetry, Anecdotes, Biography, Meteorology, the Drama, Arts and Sciences, Wit and Satire, Fashions, Natural History, &c. &c. forming a handsome Annuai Wone, with an Index and Title-page.--Its circulation renders it a most eligible medium for Literary and Fashionable Advertisements. Regular supplies are forwarded weekly to the Agents.

No. 218.-VOL. V.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 1824.

PRICE 3

No. XXV.

Men and Manners. rounding workmen, artisans, peasants, and beggars draw | invitations, had then recourse to the following stratagem.

themselves up, and, forming a circle round the orator, She resolved to address invitations to no Frenchman in prepare to listen to what follows: he then assures them, place, not even to the imperial attorney; she could ill have

that, for the slight reward of a crazia (a small coin of borne to see him take precedence of her handsome cicisbei. THE INHABITANTS OF PISA.

about six centinies in value) he will exhibit to them their It is true that she might have distributed invitations indisPOTHERACTE EN ITALIE, THE LATEST WORK OP ML. YOUY.

illustrious ancestors. They gladly produce the sum re- criminately to all, and thus have included her favourite, [Tosested expressly for the Kaleidoscope.]

quired for the privilege of beholding their noble ancestors but as the prohibition to do so was absolute, no French

in a magic lantern, and consider them with no less pride man was invited, and the imperial attorney was reduced to The sobility, not only at Pisa but all over Italy, are than that with which Æneas contemplated the Cæsars of the necessity of writing to the master of the ceremonies to kampted from that spirit of reserve and haughtiness with his race, while they were yet wandering in Elysium. claim his right of attendance, which was finally accordia füch they are reproached in some other states of Europe, The common people at Pisa are dirty, particularly in to him. But I will no longer occupy myself with the nd this is a circumstance easily accounted for. Since the interior of their houses ; the streets also are encum- foibles and petty passions of the attendants of the Sovehe fall of the Roman empire, if we except the period of bered with filth, as the inhabitants never sweep the reign, while she herself affords so many instances of their hose pious follies known under the name of crusades, parapets before the doors of their houses. In 1809, influence on her own conduct tals, erar in a state of subjugation, has had no oppor- galley-slaves, chained together in couples, furnished with Eliza, the sister of an Emperor, Governess, and Grand unity of recovering her former conquests. A prey to the long brooms, and dragging after them small carts, were Duchess of Tuscany, honoured, at that time, with her ory of civil war, and divided into a number of petty employed, morning and evening, in the different districts favour a young and handsome prefect, whom she had at stes , she has found it impossible to seek for the gratifi

. of the town, to sweep the streets ; but they performed this first raised to the honour of being one of her squires. The sion of ambition in distant expeditions ; almost all her task with so much negligence, that they might rather favourite frequently quitted his residentship to dance atreat families have, therefore, risen to distinction in the be said to have scattered about the dirt, before collected tendance upon the court, and threw aside the embroidered hurch, or in the exercise of commerce and the arts, and in heaps, than to have removed it. When the galley- costume of a prefect for a light green coat and hanger. hey diare, for the most part, had the wisdom not to for- slaves were removed from Pisa, in the course of the year He was recommended to the protection of the Emperor at at the origin of their greatness. The Italian nobility, 1810, the dirt of the streets was sold by auction, by the Paris, and, in less than a year, was made officer of the lestead of making their rank a shelter for ignorance and mayoralty, to the gardeners and farmers, who paid a gion of honour, Baron of the Empire, and Master of Iolenice, generally cultivate a taste for literature and slight compensation for the privilege of cleaning the streets

. Requests, and received an annual addition of 20,000 francs uts, which seldom fails to introduce into society a It may easily be imagined that the broad flags still remain to his salary as prefect. The Governess then used her irit of equality rejected by the soldier, in countries covered with dirt.

interest to have him promoted to the office of Secretary there the right of bearing arms is a privilege confined to To these inconveniences may be added the vermin of under her, but Napoleon having received complaints that ne particular class

. This spirit of equality is also sup- various kinds, which the beggars remove, without killing the business of the prefecture was entirely abandoned to ported by the church, of which it is the very essence, the them, from their filthy diseased bodies, when seated upon the principal clerks, instead of nominating him to the

pal chair being, at this day, the only elective throne the parapets, or steps of the large houses and palaces. secretaryship, suddenly recalled him from Italy, and gave Europe. The advantages of birth, so far from being the patronage of women is extensive in all countries; him a prefecture at only a hundred leagues' distance from weight in the decisions of the conclaves, afford rather a but it is much more active in countries whose governments Paris. The Grand Duchess was thus reduced to the neblive of esclusion, as the Cardinals dread that a prince are directed by them. At Florence, the capital of the cessity of waltzing with the grandson of a gentleman of bald sacrifice the interests of the Holy See to those of Grand Duchy of Tuscany, of which Eliza Buonaparte Lucea, of the name of Lucchesini reigning house. At every election of a new Pope, was governess during five years, the Italian women and The court of Florence in 1809, 1810, and 1811, was patarity is given to the principal members of one their cicisbei enjoyed particular favour. A rich lady of very gay: it is said that the ladies of honour, the women mily, of emerging from the middle ranks of society, Pisa, to whom Napoleon had granted the title of Coun of the bedchamber, the pages, chamberlains and squires, Arising to the sovereignty of some principalities in the tess

, while her husband enjoyed only that of Chevalier, did nothing but dance and sing from morning till night; nitong of Saint Peter like those of the Borghesi, the attached to the cross of honour, bestowed upon him in or rather, perhaps from night till morning ; but the people Inze, the Braschi, or the Aldobrandini.

lieu of a decoration which he wore under the ancient go- were not the more happy on that account. The Tuscans reThe people of Pisa welcome strangers with hospitality. vernment of Tuscany, procured for her cicisbei, who was gretted, in the cottage, as well as in the palace, the paterJare far from being deficient in understanding, or employed in the finances of his town, leave of absence nal government of the Medici, particularly of Leopold, to in genius, and have a perpetual desire of acquir. during several months, in order that he might attend her and of their successors : they were then neither oppressed ber knowledge; but, among those who inhabit the to Florence, where she was about to enter upon the duties by wars and enormous contributions, nor subject to capital shes (marenne) where the air is heavy and unwhole of lady of honour at the new court. It appears, however, punishments

. Robbers were little known amongst them : ht, there are some who afford instances of a total want that the governess attached sufficient value to this favour entirely occupied with the cultivation of the sciences and bemory. A physician, who had for some time been to make it a plea for refusing one more dear to the vanity fine arts, and the care of their domestic happiness, these de habit of attending a patient every day at a certain of the Countess, which the latter solicited when Eliza reserved men were unacquainted with the spirit of wrangus continued his visits for a week after the sick man's came, in 1810, to pass the carnaval at Venice. Eliza ling introduced among them by the impetuous French.

gave a series of court balls, of which the etiquette forbade The Tuscan peasants are reputed to be cunning acPeople, who have passed their lives with the Gascons, the admission of public functionaries not invested with cording to the following proverb : Scarpe grosse, cervello Estounded by the vanity of the Italians. They are authority. The lover of the Countess, then employed in sottile ; thick shoes, subtle heads. itually as much inflated by pride and open to flat- an administration, being thus debarred from the pleasure In 1811, crimes were multiplied with alarming rapidity: as men of an ordinary cast, suddenly elevated by of attending her, she was obliged to accept the services of as early as the month of March, robberies were openly

unexpected turn of good fortune. I often amused others less amiable in her eyes than her young and hand committed by day and by night in the houses, streets, belf with listening to the buffoons and jugglers in the some Frenchman. She in vain used all her interest to high roads, and churches. The public misery was so ata of Pisa, or on the quays of the Arno. Having obtain his admission at the grand ball. This was an im. great that the people declared aloud that they had no me off their hats with great humility, and saluted the portant point, and the etiquette of the palace was not to other means of subsisting than by robbery and pillage. ctators with profound respect, they usually begin their be violated, particularly in a case where the will of a sister The enemies of France, without doubt, took advan. Ingues in these words : Nobilissimi signori, qui riu- of Buonaparte was concerned. The illustrious Countess, tage of the general appearance of distress, and fomented

At the words, most noble gentlemen, all the sur- who happened to be the lady of honourcommissioned to issue the troubles of the people, in order to facilitate our expulsion from their territories. It is said that the, against the repentant sinner, although he made various came in every week : yet most of all he was alarm English introduced upon the coast of Italy, bands of armed attempts to approach her at her return to town. At last when he became aware of his wife's passion for gamblin robbers from Sicily, organized into companies. No sooner he got tired of so many fruitless attempts, and did, in and he bit his lips almost to a jelly, when he saw h was the peace of Europe disturbed than the English were reality, what he had till then only had the appearance of stake ten or twelve Louis d'or with as much unconce accused in France and elsewhere of being the authors of doing,-he paid serious addresses to Julia, and he was as he would have staked counters. This was a most s the disorder; there were in fact many strangers and fo. well received: the courtship did not last long; and in a discovery, but it came now too late ; and Bendorf had mi reigners among the robbers and assassins who were arrested. few weeks after the throw of the nut-shell he was actually sufficient firmness, to resist, himself, at all times, the al The great proprietors, under pretext that they were ruined married to Amelia's rival. The event was no sooner lurements of gay living: his house became the gener by the imports of the French government, employed known, than he received a parcel full of papers, and the resort of stylish idlers and sharpers; and he learned neither workmen nor labourers, and purposely left their following note:-

make light of the consequences. At the end of the fi lands uncultivated and unsown. A military commission “Sır,—There was a time when circumstances induced us year he was, indeed, startled at the dreadful havoc of I was then established at Florence, with power to bring to trial to carry on a pretty active correspondence; but since it substance, and he began to think of a reform; but such as were attainted of great crimes. The government would be of no use to preserve documents, which have no friendly smile of his wife, and a slight allusion to her ri at the same time introduced into the country large impor- longer any meaning, I beg leave to return the pledges of your dowry, overcame his resolves to such a degree, that tations of grain, and ordered public works to be carried on fidelity, and to request that you will also favour me with lived on in the same style for five years, and was reduc in all the towns of Tuscany. All disturbances were ter. what I may have written to you. The inclosed letter of my in the sixth year of his establishment to the simple amou minated by the execution of a few banditti. The fine dear female friend will, no doubt, prove very acceptable to of his very moderate salary, his own and his wife's pe season of 1811, the year of the comet, so much spoken of her husband.

« AMELIA MILDAU." perty having been entirely squandered. in Europe, was rendered remarkable by so great an abun. Bendorf sought immediately for the note alluded to;

This was a sad falling off'; and if it made him sigh, dance, that the malcontents were left almost without pretext and recognizing his wife's hand-writing, he read to his drove his wife to despair. No money, when there was for insurrection. Before the harvests, however, that is to say utter astonishment,

change of fashion! no guests at her own house ! and 1 from January to the month of May, the poor were very “Dearest MILDAU,You have very much surprised me by means of joining the card-table !-it was too hard to 1 numerous, and still continued to suffer all the miseries of your handsome apology, but still more by the agreeable mes borne; and she was determined not to submit without famine. It is well known how much the enjoyments of senger who was commissioned to deliver it. Mr. Bendorf has struggle. In a gay city, so richly provided with wealth the opulent are interrupted by that social disease known beer pleased to accept of our invitation to dinner; and I have and idle men, a young and handsome woman is not a under the name of mendicity, in southern countries, where but just left the room for an instant to tell you how much I lowed to suffer want, unless she be over-nice and serup

: all the wealth of the land is in the hands of a small num- approve of your choice, and how happily the gentleman en. lous in her manner of thinking, which was not the ca ber of individuals.

tertains the whole company with his cheerfulness, and the with the lay in question. A certain Count Starberg bi The number of beggars at Pisa is very great in propor-brilliancy of his wit. We have just been drinking to your long cast a profane eye on the attractive Madame Be tion to the extent of the population. They are seen seated health ; and, only think! the modest shepherd would not dorf; but he had in vain displayed his wealth and sple upon the steps of the palaces and churches, on the quays acknowledge his love. Forgive our depriving you, to-day, of dour so long as her own resources were not quite el and parapets, and assembled in groups round the foun- your charming companion, since you will now soon possess hausted : distress, however, produced an effect which ! tains, and at the doors of coffee-houses and inns; they in- him for ever. I embrace you, in idea, with all the love of a personal merit could never have operated; and hopes we trude themselves every where, ascend the stairs of private tender sister, and remain, your truly affectionate

now held out to him: he was not the man to let the of houses, and even force themselves into the apartments, and

"JULIA HILMER." portunity slip; and rich presents were despatched to th insolently demand alms. They mutilate themselves to “P.S. I feel half inclined to send you a kiss by your ambas- yielding fair one. The husband was thunderstruck wha such a degree that their half naked bodies present the most sador:-dare I? or are you, perhaps, a little jealous, dear girl?, he saw them accepted; and be entered forthwith into al disgusting spectacle of bloody wounds. They infest the The newly-married man read the fatal letter several explanation. Julia told him, without reserve, that she public walks, where they fasten themselves upon passengers times, and was now fully able to account for all that had was unable to forsake her accustomed manner of living with so much obstinacy, that it is sometimes necessary to appeared inexplicable in Amelia's conduct; he understood but she protested, at the same time, that her love for his defend one's self against them, by blows and strokes of the the cause of her impatience and pertness at their last meet- was still quite as sincere and ardent as it had been on the cane, or to push them away, with the hands, which ought ing; and he was at no loss in guessing at the motives day which cost him his Amclia: yet why, added she, vi however to be carefully covered with gloves for the pur- which had induced Julia to write her artfully-contrived should we scruple to plunder a rich fool, who throws bin pose. A stout young beggar, of about fifteen years of age, epistle. He was sorely ashamed when he thought of the self into our net ? He sports with resources which once followed me for the space of three quarters of an foolish figure which he must have cut in the eyes of his does not deserve to enjoy, and which are indispensable hour, muttering Pater Nosters and Ave Marias, and, first love: and he could not help being vexed at his wife us: trust to my virtue and prudence for the care of a calling down blessings upon my head ; when he found for having been the cause of it: besides, such a disposi- honour, and be thankful for my relieving you of the can that I still persisted in refusing him aid, he left me to tion for intrigue foreboded him no good in his domestic of providing for my toilet, and of supplying me wi harrass another passenger, but not till he had bestowed life. Bendorf was still musing in this manner when Julia pocket money. “No, no," cried Bendorf: " if we mu upon me a few hearty curses with as much zeal as he had entered the room: he showed her the letter ; but she did have recourse to cunning and fraud, I alone will incur d before pronounced his blessings. I have often seen the not appear embarrassed ; she confessed frankly that she blame and danger! behold, four hundred dollars, of bi Italians spit into the hands of these miserable wretches, would have done any thing to obtain his hand, and that you may dispose !” Julia stared :-eighty Louis d'o but they calmly wipe them, and again extend them to she by no means repented of a deed which had produced that was more than she had seen for some time in the pa solicit charity. Laws are now instituted at Pisa for the so good an effect: she added, half in joke and half seri. session of her husband, and far more than she could ha suppression of mendicity; but there were at that time seriously, that he also should never have any regret at the supposed him master of under existing circumstane only five or six gendarmes stationed in the streets for this issue of the event, and that she would do her utmost to "Well, my dear! how did you manage to get all at on purpose, who were very inadequate to the task of control. make him entirely forget the jealous and unforgiving so much money ?” she asked. “Do not ask me,” het ing a crowd of stout healthy beggars, whose misery was in Amelia ; a fervid embrace confirmed this promise, and plied: "this relief may cost me more than I can tell Fe great part occasioned by their own indolence.

convinced the young man of his having made a most but no matter; let but the Count be dismissed, dear Jab Liverpool. A. W. happy exchange.

and I will still try to fulfil your wishes.” “With Julia had many acquaintances, and she introduced her my heart !” exclaimed the overjoyed lady; and she call

husband into still higher circles than those which he had for paper and ink: the anxious husband fetched both kid THE NUT-SHELL.

visited before his marriage: be felt flattered at the dis. self, and he had the satisfaction of seeing his wife per FROM THE QERMAN OF MEISSNER, BY LA MAN, OF LIVERPOOL. tinction with which his witty, lively, and handsome wife most sarcastical note to Count Starberg, in which the ga [Translated expressly for the Kaleidoscope.]

was every where received ; and he hoped that such a mul- tleman was told, that his intentions had now become to

titude of respectable connexions would also lead to an ad spicuous enough, and that his advances should hencefon (Concluded from our last.]

vancement of his fortune. In the mean time, he found, be treated with all the contempt which they deserve The next day, however, his better genius awoke again, that keeping so much company interfered a little with his The Count was rather astonished at so unexpected a com and he was sorry for what had happened; he wrote a most serious engagements

, and that it led to expenses which pliment; but he soon consoled himself in quarters stad respectful letter to Amelia, in which he pleaded guilty, would exceed his revenue. Being often invited, he found a victory might be obtained with less difficulty and at le and begged for forgiveness: but the lady did not even it necessary to give invitations in his turn : he saved little expense. deign to answer him, otherwise than by letting him or nothing by dining out, and he spent a great deal when In the mean time, Bendorf and his wife resumed the know, through a third person, that his poem had been re- he received visitors at his own house. His wife dressed old ways for a few weeks more : the milliner was agu ceived, and that it was very fine. She had looked upon with much taste, and the lover had often complimented set to work, and some parties were again invited: 4 his placing himself in her road as an intentiona, insult

, her on the subject; but the husband sighed deeply when lady never thought of a further inquiry about the la and would admit no excuse: her door remained shui: he looked at the milliner’s and dressmaker's bills which supply; but her husband could not so easily forget 4

Must love one another as cousins in Blood :

ECONOST OF THE LARDER.

THE AUTHOR THE MARQUIS OF WORCESTER.

circumstance: he had borrowed the sum, in the hope of ligations as a citizen and as a debtor ; but, alas !"-His , his lance in his hand, he can at pleasure make him start, being able to save it out of his future earnings; because friend pressed him once more not to delay his departure, and swiftly to run his career, using the decent posture te confidently expected a speedy advancement in his and he obeyed mechanically. He snatched up a few re with bon grace, may take the ring as handsomely, and cée : but his manner of living was but little calculated maining trinkets of little value, and rushed out of the running as swiftly as if he rode upon a barbe.

92.A GRAVEL-ENGINE by acquire him the esteem of his superiors, and they house. His road led him along the dwelling of Amelia,

A scrue made like a water-scrue, but the bottom made kened more disposed to retard his progress than to ad- who had long since become the beloved wife of a worthy of iron-plate spade-wise, which at the side of a boat empFance it

. The poor man was obliged to ask again and man, a happy mother, and an esteemed friend of all who tieth the mud of a pond, or raiseth gravel. again for a prolongation of his notes; and the interests knew her. She had long forgotten and forgiven the grief

93.-A SHIP-RAISING ENGINE. vere raised every time by the lenders. He was constantly which Bendorf had once caused her; and she had sincerely An engine whereby one man may take out of the water forming schemes of economy which were never put into regretted his subsequent errors, and the misfortunes which a ship of 500 tun, so that it may be calked,

trimmed, and

repaired, without need of the usual way of stocks, and as executiga; because the fear of driving his wife to extre- were likely to result from them; nay, she sometimes even easily let it down again. Dities would never allow him to be firm. The repetition reproached herself for having been rather too severe upon 94.-A POCKET ENGINE TO OPEN ANY DOOR. of his loans had also rendered him more callous with re- the poor man, by suffering him to run into the precipice, A little engine portable in ones pocket, which placed to gard to the consequences; and his feelings were at last so without giving him sufficient warning. He now stopped any door, without any noise, but one crack, openeth any blupted, that he took money in all directions, from any a few moments before the window at which his wretched

door or gate.

(To be continued.) one that would lend him, and on any conditions that ness had begun, by the inconsiderate throw of the nutmight be asked. He continued to act in this manner shell: he compared his present feelings with those which until nobody would trust him any more: it was only then had preceded the unfortunate event; and he left his coun.

The Housewife. that be, reluctantly, did, what he should have done at try for ever. The influence of a foreign climate, united

Housekeeping and husbandry, if # be good, first; be told Julia that he could no longer support her with the acuteness of his affliction, soon put an end to his

The wife, too, must husband as well as the man, extravagance, and that retrenchment must be the order misery.

Or farewel thy husbandry, do what thou can." of the day. The injunction was received in sullen silence; but it came too late to do any good: on the contrary,

The Shænir. the sudden alteration in the domestic arrangements ex.

(From the Family Oracle of Health.] cited the attention of some creditors ; they began to A Century of the Names and Scantlings of such Inventions In order to have your things sweet and good, your larder threaten law proceedings, and if they carried their threats as at present I can call to mind to have tried and perfected ought to have a free current of air streaming throught it into exécution, the loss of present employment and future

(which, my former Notes being lost) I have, at the in. at all times, for if the air ever stagnate, the least corrupt prospects would be an unfailing consequence.

stance of a powerful Friend, endeavoured now, in the particle of meat or vegetable that is suspended in it will

year 1655, to set these down in such a way as may suffi. become like a blue-bottle fly, a ready instrument of its The agony of Bendorf was boundless ; but it produced, ciently instruct me to put any of them in practice. own propagation, and may soon corrupt and spoil half the at times, that kind of insensibility which is the fruit of

things you have stored. If you cannot therefore have a Dver-exertion and violent grief. He was sitting by him.

stream of air from opposite windows, you must procure it felf' one afternoon, when suddenly the door burst open,

(Continued from our last.)

by means of a flue from the outside. Your meat should

not, on any account, be exposed to what the chemists and his caly remaining friend entered in breathless haste,

term calorification, and consequently the larder must be

82.- A KNIFE-SPOON OR FORK CONVEYANCE. Bendorf had, in his better days, been of great service to

A knife-spoon or fork in an usual portable case, may heat we should recommend a northern situation.

sheltered from the sun; and in order to have an equable the man who now endeavoured to show his gratitude, have the like conveyances in their handles. by giving him a timely warning to fly with the utmost

When you have not a proper place for a larder in your

83.-A RASPING-MILL. espedition. “You have scarcely two hours before you,"

house, as often happens in modern town-houses, you

A rasping-mill for hartshorn, whereby a child may do should procure a hanging-safe, and put it up in an airy be said, " for I know that you are to be arrested; I have the work of half a dozen men, commonly taken up with situation. Joints of meat may and ought, in general, to it from the very attorney who is to draw up the writ: here that work.

be exposed, in the larder or safe, to currents of air, till is all the money I have at present in my possession ; but,

84.-AN ARITHMETICAL INSTRUMENT.

their tough parts become tender, which they cannot be if I can, I will send you more as soon as I know you

to tic may perfectly observe numerations and substractions of least a shorter way of managing game pe poultry, aby

An instrument whereby persons ignorant in arithme without this process of hanging. We have an easier or at be in a place of safety.” Bendorf stood petrified, and his all summs and fractions. friend urged him in vain to make haste ; at last, however,

85.-AN UNTOOTHSOME PEAR.

emergency, require their presence-namely, to lay them, be resolved to consult his wife, who had withdrawn to her A little ball made in the shape of a plum or pear, being when fresh kiled, in a heap of wheat when they will own room, with the request of being left for a few hours dexterously conveyed or forced into a body's mouth, shall become tender and palatable in about forty-eight hours. aqdisturbed, oa account of a violent head-ache, to which and at both ends, as without the owners key can neither is an excellent

device to put a stopper of charcoal in the

In the casé of game, when the weather is very warm, it te vas subject. Necessity superseded compliance, and be opened nor filed off, being made of tempered steel, and vent, with a string tied tightly round the neck. It is the he cabinet was opened, but no lady was found. The as effectually locked as an iron chest. nhappy man called and sought throughout the whole

86.-AN IMPRISONING CHAIR.

sponge takes up water ; and, by taking advantage of this buse; but all his researches proved fruitless. At last A chair made a la mode, and yet a stranger being per- property, you may always preserve your meat sweet, the vaiting-maid was examined : she was so terrified at suaded

to sit down in't, shall have immediately
his arms though it be almost dissolving by keeping. The

same vabat master's frantic behaviour, that she fell upon her and thighs lock’d up beyond his own power to loosen luable property of charcoal may be turned to good advanthem.

tage in cooking meat a little tainted, which, being boiled ties, and promised to tell all, if he would but spare her.

87.-A CANDLE-MOLD.

along with some charcoal, will be rendered not only sweet Site confessed that her mistress was not ill at all, but that

A brass mold to cast candles, in which a man may and wholesome, but it will be more tender, and, therefore, de bad gone to meet somebody,

as she had done several make 500 dozen in a day, and add an ingredient to the more digestible than if it had, from the first, been free this before . “And who is that somebody, wretch ?" tallox which will make it cheaper, and yet so that the from taint. It is quite

a vulgar error, indeed, that tainted candles shall look whiter, and last longer.

meat is unwholesome, for the stomach has the power of ren* Count Starberg."

dering even the most putrid meat almost instantly sweet,

88.-A BRAZEN HEAD. Bendorf sank down speechless on the next chair ; and lasted several minutes before he was able to make the a great field or garden, so artificial and natural, that dyce and Mr. Stark.

How to make a brazen or stone head, in the midst of as was proved by the ingenious experiments of Ďr. For best exertion. His friend did not know how to act, and though a man speak never 80 softly, and even whispers tainted in an extreme degree, and which we have now

Another secret worth knowing is, that, when meat is he feared the worst, until he perceived him gradually to into the ear thereof, it will presently open its mouth, and shown you is not unwholesome,

you may at once deterer, and beard him utter, in broken sentences, “Well resolve the question in French, Latin, Welsh, Irish of stroy its unpleasant flavour and odour by washing it, first done, Julia! all is lost, sacrificed, and ruined for thy then shut it until the next question be asked.

English, in good terms uttering it out of his mouth, and in cold water, then in strong camomile tea, afterwards ate ; and still thou art not satisfied: my honour, too, must

sprinkling it with salt and pepper, and it will be fit to be

89.-PRIMERO GLOVES. bloy the rest, and thou deceivest me at the very moment

dressed on the following day.

White silk knotted in the fingers of a pair of white then I most deserve thy pity. Shall I wait for her, and gloves, and so contrived without suspicion, that playing at advantageously employed in the larder for preserving meat,

The new discovery of the pyroligneous acid may also be teish her? no; let poverty, shame, and the reproaches primero at cards, one may without clogging his memory and also for recovering what has become tainted. It is

her own conscience be my avengers. If my levity has keep reckoning of all sixes, sevens, and aces which he liath best applied to the meat by means of a brush, or the meat 10 visited with so much severity, her crimes will not discarded.

may be plunged into it for a few seconds. In this way you main uapunished. Well," he continued, after a short

90,-A DICING-BOX.

may keep cutlets, kidneys, liver, and rabbits, as long as Baze," here, on this very spot, upon which I once wept after the usual fashion, with a device so dexterous, that cured from the market

. You know that smoked provi. A most dexterous dicing-box, with holes transparent, you please, as fresh as on the day when they were prote loss of two children, here I now thank Providence for with a knock of it against the table the four good dicesions will keep as long as it is desired, while those merely Lessing taken them from me. I have no fatherly duties are fastened, and it looseneth four false dice made fit for dried in a stove will not. The reason is, that the smoke full, and I am released from the duties of a husband; his purpose.

contains the pyroligneous acid, or vinegar and oil of wood, be worthless woman deserves no longer to be called my

91.-AN ARTIFICIAL RING-HORSE.

the preservative properties of which are so reniarkable. sife. How willingly would I acquit myself of my ob- running at the ring, on which a man being mounted, with preserving it as long as you please.

An artificial horse, with saddle and caparizons fit for Keeping meat immersed in molasses has also the effect of

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II.

THE LOVER'S DREAM.

I thank, moreover, you I mean to say,

And not,“ moreover, Edwards, the engraver," Because I think your kindness pav'd the way,

To bear me harmless through this clishmaclaiver. By what means I such kindness can repay

I know not; but, at least, I'll make th' endeavour, And since you've stood between me and my rhyme, ru do as much for you another time.

III.
And how's a' wi' ye frien in Parker-street,

The gude wife, bairns, and last, not least, yoursel ? “Tew," quoth the bard, "shall part where many meet."

If so, 'tis clear that you and your's shall dwell
In peace together, and communion sweet:

For you are" many," and you know right well
You seldom "part,” i. e. are not divided -
Now tell me have you read the bard as I did.

Though, be it known to him, I thereby hope,
T'extend the sale of his Kaleidoscope.

XI.
To come at once, then, to the point, 'tis thought

By us, in Bristol, that the thing would take:
M. says, at least twelve copies would be bought;

If so, you know there won't be much at state. Besides, the thirst for writings of this sort

Is great, and rather difficult to slake: Numbers of works in weekly numbers sold, 'Mong artisans, attest the truth now told.

XII.
Should our friend Smith approve of this our plan,

Hillyard and Morgan, John-street, if addressed,
Will further it I'm certain all they can.

In old Bristolia, too, among the rest,
Contributors will not be wanting who will fan

The flame of verses, but smother'd now at best ;
In proof of this I send the following version,
To which, I hope, he'll not refuse insertion.

Here our correspondent introduces a punning typo phical song, replete with technical terms, which we d insert next week.

SONNET. (THE FIRST FEELING OF LOVE.)

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What means this pleasing, melancholy gloom,

This heaviness that steals upon my heart,

These mingled thoughts, that seem, at opee t'impait The joys of life, the terrors of the tomb? Methinks, such tranquil feelings of delight,

With gentle pain, and grief so darken'd o'er, Life's passing strange events could ne'er excite,

For one fieet moment, in this breast before. My thoughts are varied, yet with one accord,

And toward one bright and sparkling goal they run, Where Beauty reigns triumphant and adored;

A prize which by the heart alone is won. 0,..., were my heart in utterance free, 'Twould say its hopes its fears were centred all in thee Newcastle-upon-Tyne. .

T. S**t.

The Beauties of Chess. “ Ludimus effigiem bell............ VIDA.

She comes in vision of the night,

Her form beloved I see;
And her dove-like eyes of moonbeam light,

Oh, how they smile on me!
And the ivy'd cot shows neat and trim,

And blazes bright the fire;
And the blushing maid so fair and slim,

Has donn'd her best attire.
And joy has winged the passing hour,

And Love, that urchin wild,
Has decked anew his winsome bower,

And Hope, approving, smiled.
But changed the dream; and now there comes

A fearful scene, and drear,
And it shows the place of mouldering tombs,

Hamid with many a tear!
And from that ivy'd cottage low,

Departs a funeral train;
And the place that wont my love to know,

Shall know her no more again!
And psalms are sung, and prayers are said,

And rosemary given around;
And the bell has tolld, and with the dead

She sleeps in holy ground !
Yet still anon, in dream of sleep,

My Marian's form I see;
And starting, wake again to weep,

And sigh with her to be!
And the sigh is vain, and vain the tear,

Still, shade of her I love!
In slumber's hour, oh, wander near,

And quit thy rest above!
Oh! quit thy rest, and tell to me,

Shall I long tarry here?
For I fain, sweet love, would follow thee,

And the grave I do not fear.
I do not fear the darksome grave,

Mor the worm that riots there;
'Tis the hallowed, of the loved and brave,

To memory bow dear!
And I would not shrink to lay me down

Upon that dusty sod;
For I fain would happier regions own,

And pass from earth to God!
Spirit of her bewail'd, 'tis sweet

In thought to visit thee;
But oh! the joy when ours to meet

O'er Acheron's tranquil sea!
No more I'll weep, no more I'll sigh,

The night is hastening fast;
The sand is run, the fount is dry,

The wheel has turned its last:
And a voice I hear none other can,

And a form of light I see ;
And it waves me o'er the narrow span

That parts from bliss, and thee!
And a boat is on the Stygian lake,

And the waters softly roll;
And the silver cord begins to break

Now Heaven receive my soul.
Liverpool

SOLUTION TO GAME VIII.
While.

Black. 1 Castle ....A-4

1 Castle....A-4 2 Castle .....H-3

2 King.... E3 Castle .....A-4

3 King ....E-5 4 Castle ....A-4-and wins tbe game.

This will serve also to explain why, 'tis

The people here have such a knowing air: How so, you ask? why, Sir, the fact is this,

The eye that watch'd at night next day takes care To go to sleep, while t'other watching is;

For turn and turn about is only fair:
The sketch subjoin'd, pray deem it not a Miss,

Will show you in the twinkling of an eye,
A little insight to this mystery.

TI.
And now to business, friend, for you must know

I mean to make what use of you I can;
Without apology for doing so,

I hope the muses will not thwart my plan: 'Twould to my project be a fatal blow;

Besides, if they will but its merits scan, They'll find, whatever they may think of it, I'm plotting for their use and benefit.

VII. Please then to signify to Mr. Smith,

Not parson Smith, but Egerton, I means Firstly, my compliments, and then forthwith

The following message, by the which is seen,
That business of our letters is the pith,

The very marrow, fat of this our lean;
To do which, prosingly, would take much time,
Therefore no reason we should not in rhyme.

VIII.
There dwelleth in this city one, aye, more

Than twenty Mr. Morgans; for, of all
The places that I ever saw before,

None to compare with it can I recal,
For Morgans, Evanses, and many more,

Naines of true Britons, ancient as the Fall;
But, as I said before, one well know I,
A great man in his line, though four feet high.

IX.
A man of learning, in a certain way,

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But, above all, though under mest 'tis true, Upright, in dealing, open as the day;

- A trader he in books, both old and new, No wonder to an upstart he should say,

“Sir, I've liv'd longer in the world than you ;" For, as aforesaid, Mr. M. stands high, And looks down, therefore, on the upstart fry.

He's very great with me, this little man;

And he and I have laid our heads together, To put in execution, if we can, The following scheme, which we would fain know

whether Form's any part of Mr. S.'s plan,

If it does not it matters scarce a feather,

A B C D E F G H

G.

WHITE.

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