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to Mr. Davidson

uest. But

in defiance of this resolution on the part of the managehimsell palaces, houses, fortifications, and now, so complete ment, contemning the indignant remonstrances of the very A FEW DAYS MORE ONLY.

the work of general destruction, he has began to crush them men whose sanction to the delusion he bad previously bee THE ROYAL PORTRAITS, which have been visited

into smaller pieces for road-making, and in a short time sought so earnestly, Mr. Davidson forth with posts up I by upwards of eighty thousand persons of distinction

taste since they have been on public view, can remain these get pulverized to atoms by the continual travelling his friend Elliston upon the walls; the town becomes cx bere but a few days more, as they return to London to be

It outeu; the theatre is crowded to excess : the audience are ecraved for a new Atiquarian Work, to be published in 26 over theni : thus daily undoing. what none can do.

| disappointed, as was foreseen : Elliston came not. Here parts, under the immediate patronage of the King. is generally known that stones once broken, never unite wa

was provocation enough in all conscience, which corse. Soader's Rooms, Chureh-street, Liverpool, where histori

again; and we have no evidence of stones growing. If quently engendered a feud we have all cause to deplore. eal Catalogues may be had. Admittance, One Shilling.

this be fact, and we continue reducing them in the way the parties met irreconcileable, quarrelled, of course, and THEATRE DU PETIT LAZARY DE PARIS, DE JESSRS. VAFFEY, YORK HOTEL, TARLETO.V-STREET. we do, we must ultimately arrive either to a state, as I parted mutually angry with each other. Time effects POSITIVELY THE LAST WEEK. before said, of general puddle, or, which is still as bad, a

e had wonders, and we hope yet to see time's emollient properties TN cosequence of numbers of spectators, who have been

effectually employed in allaying the irritation thus unI desirous of witnessing the representations of last week, wilderness of sand. Many parts of the globe are now in

happily produced; for while we laud the principle that which were fully intended as the last in this town,--being the latter state. As for instance, the Deserts of Arabia actuates our managers, the policy of their conduct is most dappointed, owing to the crowded state of Messrs. Maffey's little Theatre; and in consequence of numerous and earnest If by any means the particles of sand, which lay waste assuredly questionable. They are, beyond doubt, suffering invitations from many respectable individuals, Messrs. those tracts of country in Arabia and many other places, pecuniarily, and so is Mrs. Davsdson, who is probably alMadey are again induced to postpone their departure for one

together blameless; to say nothing of the great loss sus. week longer (till Friday next, the 3d proximo) when they can be united again, so as to form hills and valleys, those mil positively take leave of the generous Public of Liverpool, countries would again be, as no doubt they have been,

tained by the public in the way of theatrical recreation. full of sentiments of gratitude for the distinguished patron

Let then, both the managers and Mrs. Da idson yield to cir. se with which they have honoured their humble endea , and the pleasant abode of man. Even in Eng cumstances; sacrifice all animosity at the shrine of public Fours to add to the innocent amusements of a liberal com- land what clouds of dust, or pulverized stones, annoy opinion, and no longer deprive themselves of honourable

TAIS PRESENT MONDAY EVENING, August 30, and the traveller in dry weather, in the highways and in the emolument, nor withold from the lovers of the drama so every Evening during the week (Saturday excepted) will be

prolific a source of their amusement. streets; and in wet weather what quantities of puddle ac

Thus will they each

be rewarded with our thanks, our plaudits, and our money, HARLEQUIN JUDGE AND CLIENT.

cumulate. In winter we are now nearly ancle deep ; our and we shall have restored to us an actress truly worthy of 4 grand comie Spectacle, enlivened with Dances, Ballets, a

posterity in a century or two will be deeper, and in time will our most lavish patronage. Dumber of Metamorphoses, Disguises, Changes of Dress, and elegant Costumes

be driven quite out of the Island, all through the perti. We hail, with unfeigned pleasure the arrival of MR. In the course of this piece will be exhibited, the superb,

pod nacity of man in continuing to reduce the solid contents of DowTON, the sparkling genuine gem of old Drury. If inated, and picturesque maritime View of the Port and

not one of Fortune's greatest favourites, he is one of Nature's, ST. SEBASTIAN,

the earth into powder. I don't say that this state of univerirch celebrated for the seige which it sustained in the sal puddle is very near; neither we nor our children will re-all, we know not whether most to admire the honest sim

of our's, and of the public's. Excellent alike, as he is, a est war against the French army.This superb painting is kaely excuted, and will present, in a beautiful coup d'æil, the ceive much inconvenience from it : but we ought to consi- plicity and upsophisticated good feeling of his farmer Le covered with ships, and the shore animated by a number sať roaring obiests. In strict accordance with the appearance , der posterity; and i, for one, shall have done my part | Ashfield, the deep accomplished bypocrisy of his Cantwell. od uses of the country.

towards warning others to endeavour to prevent this great or the rich, mellow, lusciousness of his Falstaff. His actTogether with a variety of other Entertainments, which evil. I hope you will consider this matter of sufficient

ing, always true to nature, costs him not a single effort; i de announced in the bills of the day.

he never labours for applause, and consequently merits Doors to be opened at half-past Seven, and the performance importance to allow room in our nublication for his

infinitely more of it than those who do. See him, when, o commence at half past Eight precisely.

communication of mine. In doing which I shall ever or in what we may, he is invariably, what few men be. POR the Benefit of Mr. 'BROWNE, and the last

sides are, the identical character he assumes. The news. ght of his engagement. On WEDNESDAY next. the be grateful.

TIMOTHY THOUGHTFUL. papers assure us that this gentleman is about to cross the Ist September, will be performed THE ROAD TO RUIN. Manchester, July 29, 1824.

Atlantic; we hope not, dreading the chasm that must enNr. Dornton, Mr. Dowton: Mr. Silky, Mr. Blanchard ;

sue in the train of Thalia. This may be deemed selfish, Goldench, Mr. Browne, in which character he will introduce

and so, indeed, it is; we plead no exemption from a fade Canzie Soug of « The Humours of a Mill."

The Drama.

shionable virtue which prevails more or less all the world After which the Interlude of

over. SPRIGS OF LAUREL. Nipperkin, Wr. Blanchard; Sinclair, Mr. Hunt: Mary


Ubi mel, ibi apes. We area.

30th August. THE COUNCIL OF TEN. To conclude with the Musical Farce called FOR ENGLAND. HO!

O place and greatness, millions of false eyes
Sir Erneis Fadale, Mr. Browne, with the Song of “Smart
Are stuck upon thee! volumes of report

Royal Portraits, Stoakes's Rooms, Church-street.--We loung Bashelors;" Altieri, Mr. Hunt; Lissette, Miss Rock.

Run with these false and most contrarious quests Tickets to be had of Mr. Parker, at the Box-Office, where

Upon thy doings!

have pleasure in directing public attention to the beautiPlaces for the Boxes may be taken.

ful portraits now to be seen at Stoakes's Rooms.--We

have examined the collection with much gratification, Our dramatic performances have recently assumed a

and we are of opinion, that those who are desirous to be. Correspondence. character every way calculated to revive, most forcibly, the

come acquainted with the features of the most distin. pleasing recollections of one not less entitled to lasting remembrance; a lady, withal, and said to be irrevocably thing of the costumes of earlier times, cannot fail to be

lasting guished characters of English history, or to learn someREDUCING THE WORLD TO A PUDDLE.

banished from our boards. To those who are at all con- highly gratified by visiting these portraits of the mighty

versant with theatrical proceeding here, it will scarcely be dead.' We have but room to notice the following few dor. TO THE EDITOR.

requisite to intimate that we allude to Mrs. DAVIDSON; traits in the collection ; and by no means assume that BIR I wish to call the attention of the public, through whose non appearance amongst us has, of late, constituted

many of the others are not equally worthy of encomium: de medium of your interesting miscellany, to a subject the topic of much conversation among persons accustomed

No. 15. is Margaret Tulor--a face of much sweetness, and hich has engrossed my thoughts some time, and which to the theatre. Some misapprehension, however, seems to exist in the town on the subject of this lady's exile; it is,

a minature of great excellence. erres the serious consideration of the well-disposed part

No. 26.--Frederick, King of Bohemia-a countenance that therefore, but just towards the management, and may be the community. Great, I apprehend, will be the evils

exhibits a species of placid philosophy, that breathes more of acceptable to our readers, to state what little we happen #rill ensue, if the practice I am about to speak of be to know about an affair to which, evidently, more than

the mildness of learning than the pomp of royalty.

No. 29.-The Queen of Charles 11.-a beautiful picture. isted in ; and I, as an individual, can do little in it, if ordinary importance is attached. And, indeed, it would

No. 43.- Queen Caroline, Wife of George II.-great beauty, be surprising were this untoward circumstance otherwise. trealously supported by others. The matter I allude For who is there, having once been the delighted spec.

majesty, and grace: this portrait may be dwelt upon with the general practice of reducing the solid contents tator of Mrs. Davidson's inimitable portraiture, whether

delight. the earth into small particles. We all know, or we of high or less elevated life, Lady Teazle, or Nell,-that

No. 50.-George the III.-the face evidently copied from

Sir W. Beechey; but, as the hat is off, the miniature is a great What to know that the earth is kept in its present firm docs not feel warmly interested in what not only concerns

improvement upon the original. the by the rocks which abound in every part of it that lady professionally, but involves also the very delicate od that if all these should ever become powdered, question of how far the managers are justified in thus / The Bumpkin and the Be

pertinaciously limiting the enjoyment of their patronsis, reduced to small particles, the water would in.

somewhat stale, but as it is on its way through the country, 1 tbe public.

we shall entertain it en passant. -A short time since, one of luste itself amongst them, the consequence of which On the occasion of Mrs. Davidson's last benefit in 1822, the bcadles of Brighton took a quantity of butter away uld be a general puddle. That we are rapidly ap- an application was made by her husband for permission to from a countryman, because it was deficient in weight; and te is very evident to those who will take advertise Mr. ELLISTON, who was said to have promised | meeting him a few days after in a public-house, says to and which his powerful assistance. To this the managers rei

To this the managers rejoined, him, "You're the man I took twenty pounds of butter troable to consider the matter a little, and which I l his powerful assistance.

that not only would it be violating the long established from.” “No I bean't,” replied Hodge. “I am now endeavour to make appear. The rocks and

sure ordinances of the theatre, but might likewise militate in you are," says the beadle. “I tell ye I bean't," rejoined w bard substances, which give solidity to the earth,

some measure against their interest, having themselves the countryman, " and if thee lik'st I'll lay thee a guinea Leatrally in a state of fixidity; and that is the state, concluded an engagement with Mr. Elliston for the en. on't." "Done,” replied the beadle, and the money was d the only one, in which they can perform the best of pursuing season. These reasons were fairly represented to quickly posted. “Now," says the countryman, thou

Mr. Davidson, as well as the possibilit

ell as the possibility, from his other didst take twenty lumps of butter from me, but if there es, and for which they were intended: but man, that busy

known arrangements, of Mr. Elliston's not coming; they had been twenty pounds, you'd have had no right to take linecreature man, without thought, without reflection, are such, certainly, as we ourselves should have urged, them, and this,'** continued he, very coolly pocketing the t for the purposes of the day, must burst and rend asunder and, we conceive, fully warranted the peremptory refusal' money, “ will pay me for the loss of the butter.”

ke is


worse, he desired me to consult the cos

Literature, Criticism, &c. sally subscribed to, and some qualities are supposed to custom of riding daily, when the weather would de

constitute excellence which is universally denied to objects until the 9th of April. But on that ill-fated day hea xo. . not possessing these indispensible requisites. There are

very wet, and on his return home, his Lordship chana

the whole of his dress; but he had been too long in 1 ON TASTE.

also shades of difference so strongly marked that any one wet clothes, and the cold, of which he had complaine

who attempted to support an opinion on these subjects, more or less, ever since we left Cephalonia, made this “ Nec modum habet, neque consilium, ratione, modoque

directly opposite to the verdict generally subscribed to, tack be more severely felt. Though rather feverish duri Tiactari non vult."

would merit remark and ridicule. There are certainly the night, his Lordship slept pretty well, but complain some distinctions affixed by common opinion which are this did not

in the morning of a pain in his bones and a headache

this did not, however, prevent him from taking a ride I have often been amused with remarking the intolerence so palpable as to be impossible to be overlooked. Thus the afternoon, which, I grieve to say, was his last. Oni with which men, in most instances, regard the opinions of far any man may judge with comparative confidence; but, return, my master said that the saddle was not perfect others, on those subjects which are usually denominated where the limits of distinction become more circumscribed, dry, from being so wet the day before, and observed t ** Batters of taste," when they happen to differ from their there are shades of separation so slight and imperceptible. I he thought it had made him worse. His Lordshin

again visited by the same slow fever, and I was sorry own; and as I have observed that this description of in. there are qualities so nearly resembling each other, which

" | perceive on the next morning that his illness appeared justice is not by any means confined to those who are illite- are yet essentially different to any combinations of which bei

ntially different to any combinations of which be increasing. He was very low, and complained of 1 rate, or, on other topics, uncandid, I have occasionally it is difficult to assign the palm of the highest excellence, having had any sleep during the night. His Lordshi employed myself with considering whether any reason can or to say which one surpasses the others, as to render it appetite was also quite gone. I prepared a little sur be assigned for this seeming absurdity ; but the more at. matter of wonder to me how any one, knowing (as every root, of which he took three or four spoonsful, saying

was very good, but could take no more. It was not tention I have given the subject, the more have I won. man of sense must) that such is the case, can arraign the

the third day, the 12th, that I began to be alarmed ab dered; how any man that has enjoyed the advantages of a opinions of others on these difficult niceties for not agree

my master. In all his former colds, he always slept w liberal education, can allow himself in a practice so preju. ing with his own.

and was never affected by this slow fever. I, therefi diced and unmeaning.

Yet how it is that “amor proprius," that respectable, went to Dr. Bruno and Mr. Millingen, the two medi It is unimportant to inquire into the sources from whence yea, that comfortable quality called by men self-love, pre

| attendants, and inquired minutely into every circumsta

connected with my master's present illoess; both repl this fault may proceed in the ignorant; for they are sents an infallible test; a very touchstone, for judging

the ignorant; for they are sents an intample test; a very touchstone, tot judging that there was no danger, and I might make myself " ornne lege soluti ;” but it may be instructive to observe upon these maters; and says.-" This IS MY opinion.” | fectly easy on the subject, for all would be well in a the manner in which men of information and superior It suggests, that in spite of the uncertainty which must days. This was on the 18th. On the following day acquirements suffer their self-love to destroy their sense attend any effort at placing the standard of excellence on found my master in such a state, that I could not of justice, in condemning the tastes of others; and al. any particular spot, the sage individual has at length I happy without supplicating that he would send to 24

for Dr. Thomas; after expressing my fears lest his LA though this practice is so general as to become unnoticed, achieved that delicate task; and, as ten to one, no other

ip should get or passed by as a thing of course, a little consideration person in the world exactly coinsides with him, and, as which I did, and was told there was no occasion for a will convince us that it is unworthy of being suffered to though there are many wrongs, there is but one right, ing in any person, as they hoped all would be well it ebtain in any mind that has been enlarged and fertilized that he has found that right, and that all the rest of man. few days. Here I should remark, that his Lordship

peatedly said, in the course of the day, he was sur by the effects of the "ingenuæ artes," which we hear so kind are wrong-Admirable! those, (and there are many of them in the world) who, although they may not exactly swered,

doctors did not understand his disease ; to which I 1 Ibuch about.

Then, my Lord, have other advice by all meal It is not my intention to enter into any discussion upon be aware of this kind of reasoning, I will not call it, • They tell me,' said his Lordship, that it is only the difficult, and long-contested subject of “ taste" in the yet arrive imperceptibly at this conclusion, may be dis- common cold, which you know I have had a thous abstract; as that would not only be irrelevant to my pre posed to exclaim against the justice of the picture: vet if times.' 'I am sure, my Lord,' said I, that you ne

bad one of so serious a nature.' I think I never be sent observations, but would also seem an act of presump. they will candidly consider the details of it, and compare

was his Lordship's answer. I repeated my supplicati tion, when so many men of talent have written upon the them impartially with the secret suggestions of their own that Dr. Th

that Dr. Thomas should be sent for on the 15th, and a subject; without, however, throwing much light upon it: hearts, they will perceive its accuracy.

again assured that my master would be better in two it is, indeed, one of those subtle essences which are intrin. If these thoughtless persons could recollect their own three days. After these confident assurances, I did sically untangible; and it is upon this property, which I opinions, at a previous period, when they thought them

renew my entreaties until it was too late. With resp

to the medicines that were given to my master, I com believe it is generally allowed to possess, that the remarks) no doubt as infallible as they do at the present, they

not persuade myself that those of a strong purgative nat I have to offer upon the fault above-mentioned are prin. would find that they have changed them, perhaps two or were the best adapted for his complaint, conclading di cipally founded.

three times. Let them, then, apply their own arguments as he had nothing on his stomach, the only effect would Some speculative writers have not hesitated to affirm, to themselves; as thus" There is but one right, though to create pain ; indeed this must have been the cases that all preference given to any description of objects of there are many wrongs." You thought all these different a person in perfect health. The whole nourishment to sight, any shade of intellectual character, any combination

by my master for the last eight days consisted of a opinions were right at the time you entertained them, and quantity of broth at two or three different times, and of sound, or any other of the perceptions of the external yet how often you have altered them; you think your spoonsful of arrowroot on the 18th, the day before senses, is wholly arbitrary: that the Hottentot, who thinks present ones certainly correct, and yet you know not death. The first time I heard of there being intention himself the “ne plus ultra” of grace, when annointed with whether you may not again change. Who then shall bleeding his Lordship was on the 15th, when it was suet; the Botocudo Indian, who ornaments his nose, ears, decide, even of your own opinions, which is correct? You

posed by Dr. Bruno, but objected to, at first, by my mai

who asked Mr. Millingen if there was any great reaser and lips, with immense splinters of wood, by way of full cannot. Be more diffident, then, in judging of others.

taking blood : the latter replied that it might be of serv dress; or the South Sea Islander, who plays upon the in. These people remind me of the often remarked pro- but added, that it could be deferred until the next testines of the boar stretched over the external edges of a clivity of intoxicated people to accuse others of being in And accordingly my master was bled in the right are skull; are all possessed, in point of fact, of perceptions that state, while, perhaps, they are themselves alone "vino the evening of the 16th, and a pound of blood was tal

I observed, at the time, that it had a most inflamed app which regard these objects of taste, as refined as those of | pleni.

ance. Dr. Bruno now began to say that he had freque the most civilized European ; that all notions of excellence For my part, 60 far from quarrelling with others upon urged my master to be bled, but that he always refu being confined to any limit which custom may have matters of taste, where my opinion is at variance with theirs, | A long dispute now arose about the time that had been affixed among a race of men, are merely ideal; and that I am rather disposed to wave my own in compliance with and the necessity of sending for medical assistant the Tartars or Chinese have as much cause to laugh at that of my friends, and would sooner be thought a man ofi Zante, upon which I was informed, for the first time,

it would be of po use, as my master would be better our ideas of symmetry and proportion, as we conceive we no laste, than forfeit my pretensions to good sense, by

1 more, before the arrival of Dr. Thomas. His Lord have to deride theirs ; in fine, that, as these distinctions vainly chiding others for a discrepancy of opinion, on such continued to get worse ; but Dr. Bruno said he thoughul depend merely upon the imaginations of certain classes of uncertain topics, and I am oftner tempted to exclaim with ting blood again would save his life; and I lost no tin men, that all are alike important, or rather that all are Horace,

Lelling my master how necessary it was to coniply with . equally nugatory.

" Hæc si quie, tempestatis propè ritu

doctor's wishes. To this he replied by saying, be it Mobilia et cæcâ fluitantia sorte, laboret

they knew nothing about his disorder; and then, stretc But, although this theory has been supported by argu

Neddere certa sibi, nihilo magis explicet, ac et

out his arm, said. Here, take my arm, and do wha ments which are equally plausible and ingenious, I am

Insanire paret certâ ratione modoque.-Sat."

you like.' His Lordship continued to get weaket. O content to view the matter in question in the same light

17th he was bled twice, in the morning and at two of as that in which the greater part of the civilized world is

in the afternoon; the bleeding at both times was folk pleased to regard it, as even that affords abundant scope Biographical Notice.

by fainting fits, and he would have fallen down more

once had I not caught him in my arms. In order to for remarking upon the folly of stigmatizing the opinions

vent such an accident, I took care not to let his Lord of others upon these subjects, in the unqualified and un


stir without supporting him. On this day my master

LORD BYRON, sparing manner so often observed.

to me twice. I cannot sleep, and you well know !! As collected from the mouth of Mr. Fletcher, who has In these objects of taste, therefore, as they are

not been able to sleep for more than a week. I ko

been for more than twenty years his faithful and con- / added his Lordship, that a man can be only a viewed by civilized nations, there is, of course, a great fidential attendant:

time without sleep, and then he must go mad without distinction to be observed; some general rules are univer- ! " My master (says Mr. Fletcher) continued his usual! one being able to save him, and I would ten times sot

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het myself than be mad, for I am not afraid of dying, them, but without showing anysymptom of pain, or moving notice the trouble of catching and feeding them ; but, after un ibore fu w die than people think.' I do not, however, hand or foot. “Oh, my God!' i exclaimed, I fear his the original outlay, the expense thus incurred cannot be

had any a
hension of his fate I Lords

then fele bis pulse. and very considerable: and the fisherman is of opinion that a 1 the day after, the 18th, when he said I fear you and said, “You are right-he is gone."

pond erected in the neighbourhood of London, or any ita vill be ill by sitting up constantly night and day.'-

other large city, would, in the end, become a profitable aswered, We shall never leave your Lordship till you

concern, both from the superior richness of the fish fed in le better.' As my master had a slight fit of delirium

of delirium on
Patural History.

it, and the scarcity of the commodity during certain cold 16th, I took care to remove the pistols and stiletto,

tempestuous seasons.-Dumfries Courier. hich had hitherto been kept at his bedside, in the night. In the 18th his Lordship addressed me frequently, and

ndl Natural Curiosity. The fish-pond at Logan or Nessock eemed be very much dissatisfied with his medical treat- formed in 1800, and repeopled since by many successive

Correspondence. mot. I then said, • Do allow me to send for Dr. Thomas; ' generati

than an artifio which he answered, - Do so, but be quick. I amcial basin of salt-water, thirty feet deep by 160 in circum. lely sorry I did not let you do so before, as I am sure they ference, reckoning from the top to the bottom of the rock.

THE HAMILTONIAN SYSTEM. inte mistaken my disease ; write yourself, for I know he The area within is wholly hewn from the solid rock, and mld not like to see other doctors here.' I did not lose a communicates with the sea by one of those fissures, or na

TO THE EDITOR. fargent in obeying my master's orders, and on informing tural tunnels, so common on bold and precipitous coasts. SIR,- When any body of men is attacked, however

Brano and Mi. Millingen of it, they said it was very Attached to the pond is a neat Gothic cottage, for the ac- l groundless the charges brought against that body may ght, as they now began to be afraid themselves. On recommodation of the fisherman; and round the rock is sur.

T: appear to its several members, and though they may be king to my master's room, his first words were, Have mounted by a substantial stone wall, at least 300 feet in Tu tent?

well convinced that the prevailing opinion of the public I have, my Lord,' was my answer: upon circumference. In every state of the wind or tide, in win. mich he said, "You have done right, for I should like to ter as well as summer, when not a single boat dare ven. is completely in their favour, still it becomes the duty of Low what is the matter with me.' Although his Lordship ture to sea, the proprietor (Col. M.Dowall) can command every individual in it to repel the charges, lest their silent lid tror appear to think his dissolution was so near, ia supply of the finest fish, and study, at his leisure, the contempt be taken for a tacit acknowledgment of guilt. ould perceive he was getting weaker every hour, and he instincts and habits of the “finny nations." From the

Mr. Hamilton affects a great deal of respect for “the en began to have occasional fits of delirium. He after- inner or back-door of the lodge, a winding stair-way con. ards said, 'I now begin to think I am seriously ill, and ducts you to the usual halting place, a large flat stone, PT

private worth, the unassuming harmless integrity of the should be taken off suddenly, I wish to give you l projecting into the water, and commanding a view of every great body of teachers,” (words, which, by-the-bye, he ral directions, which I hope you will be particular in part of the aquatic prison. When the tide is out, this must think not very applicable to schoolmasters,) and then Eag excuted. I answered would, in case such an stone is left completely dry: and here a stranger perceives brings forward the sweeping accusations-that none of it came to pass; but expressed a hope that he would with surprise a hundred mouths siinultaneously opened to them teach : but that

them teach ; but that “they are receiving money for the

they are rere many years, to execute them much better himself than greet his arrival. Fishes, in fact, hear as well as see; and, Corald. To this my master replied, No; it is now the moment the fisherman crosses his threshold, the pond

communication of instruction and not communicating it.” yorer; and then added, “I must tell you all with. Jis agitated by the action of some hundred fins, and other. But he knows perfectly well, when Sancho Panza got a losing a moment." I then said, Shall I go, my Lord, wise thrown into a state of perfect anarchy and confusion. blanketing, the higher he was tossed, he had the farther I fetch pen, ink, and paper ?' Oh, my God, no, Darting from this, that, and the other corner, the whole to fall; and that it is a common method for a victorious wallose too much time, and I have it not to spare, for population moye, as it were, to a common centre, elevate

general to extol the steady bravery of his vanquished tisie is now short,' said his Lordship; and immedi. their snouts, lash their tails, and jostle one another with by after, . Now pay attention.' His Lordship com.

such violence, that, on a first view, they actually seem to enemy, in order that his own skill in military tactics may Aced by saying. You will be provided for.' I begged be nienacing

be the more evident will be provided for.' I begged be nienacing an attack on the poor fisherman, in place of be the more evac A lowever, to proceed with things of more consequence: the creel full of limpets he carries. Many of the fishes are Mr. Hamilton says, “ he believes he has proved that then continued, On, my poor dear child ! my dear so tame that they will feed greedily from the hand, and nothing is taught, and very little is, or can be, learned at dal my God, could I but have seen her ' give her my bite your fingers into the bargain, if you are foolish schools." It is true, he has often asserted this; but I have using and my dear sister Augusta, and her children; enough to let them; while others, again, are so shy, that you will go to Lady Byron, and say tell her every the fisherman discourses of their different tempers, as a

never seen nor heard him prove it. Indeed, I think it' 19-you are friends with her.' His Lordship appeared I thing quite as palpable as the gills they breathe or the fins will require very little logic to prove the contrary. Now. be greatly affected at this moment. Here my master's they move by. One gigantic cod, which seems to answer as he “ has a class formed, not only for every language, ne failed him; so that I could only catch a word at in. to the name of Tom, and may be well described as the art, and science, but for every diversity of previous ac. vals, but he kept muttering something very seriously patriarch of the pond, very forcibly arrests attention.

quirement in that art and science," we shall begin with Time time, and would often raise bis voice and say, This unfortunate, who passed his youth in the open sea, ter, now if you do not execute every order which i was taken prisoner at the age of five, and has since so. I the A, B, C, in our own language, as Chinese and the We given you, I will torment you hereafter, if possible. I journed at Port Nessock for the long period of twelve Traité de Mécanique Céleste are said to be rather abstruse me I told his Lordship, in a state of the greatest per years, during all which time he has gradually increased in subjects. But when I am convinced that the Hamiltonian

ity, that I had not understood a word of what he said; / bulk and weight. He is now, however, so wholly blind, system is a good one, I shall, likely, join his classes for which he replied, 'Oh, my God! then all is lost! for from age or disease, that he has no chance whatever in the these branches.-How is it possible that a child can learn

now too late-can it be possible you have not under general scramble. The fisherman, however, is very kind de F' No, my Lord,' said I,.but I pray you to him ; and it is really affecting, as well as curious, to see

the alphabet, by being at an old woman's school, if she 800 in for me once more.' •How can I ? rejoined the huge animal raise himself in the water, and then, I do not teach him? It cannot be by her ordering him master; it is now too late, and all is over.' I said, resting his head on the flat stone, allow it to be gently to learn, as he does not know the sound of one letter from kouz will, but God's be done; and he answered, patted or stroked, gaping all the while, to implore that another until he is taught; ergo, old women teach. It not mine be done; but I will try - His food which he has no other means of obtaining.--As the

e is well known to every person acquainted with grammar, pip did indeed make several efforts to speak, but enumeration of even domesticated fishes formed no part of

only repeat two or three words at a time, such as, I the census for Wigtownshire, in 1821, it might be difficult that a boy may learn every grammatical definition and wife! my child! my sister! you know all-you to ascertain the exact population of the pond; but, judg- rule in the language, and yet no: be able to distinguish

y all-you know my wishes ;'-the rest was quite ing from the eye, I am inclined to rate it at several hun. one part of speech from another unless he be taught. eligible. A consultation was now held (about noon), dreds. Cod appears to be the prevailing species; but there

That there may be teachers who follow this method is to administer some Peruvian bark are also blochin or glassin, haddocks, flounders, and vaFine. My master had now been nine days without rious other kinds. The flooks, however, which live on

very probable, and to such Mr. Hamilton's charges woulu, pustenance whatever, except what I have already men. worms and other insects, shun the light, by burrowing in

no doubt, be applicable. But thousands in Liverpool can M. With the exception of a few words, which can the sand at the bottom, and never ascend to the top in attest, that this, at least, is not the case in all schools. interest those to whom they were addressed, and quest of food. Salmon, which, at spawning-time, visit For it is a fact, which the most sceptical cannot pretend to s, if required, I shall communicate to themselves, it the highest rivers, could not, of course, obey their instincts La..

S doubt, that there are many school-boys who can parse. impossible to understand any thing his Lordship said here; and, accordingly, there is only one specimen of this e taking the bark. He expressed a wish to sleep. I favourite fish in the pond at present. Still, however, he is I might ask 1

however, he is. I might ask how a boy learns to hold his pen in a proper Be Gine asked whether I should call Mr. Parry ? To one among a hundred; for, as the fisherman remarked manner, or form his letters correctly, or state a question

be replied, - Yes, you may call him.' Mr. Parry“ he is far soupler than ony o' the rest ;” and, by virtue in the Rule of Three, or give the same combination of red him to compose himself. He shed tears, and ap- of this one quality, chases, bites, and otherwise annoys a letters, in French, a sound so different from what he endly eak into a slumber. Mr. Parry went away, ex-whole battalion of gigantic cod, that have only, one would

does in English, or construe a Latin sentence, unless ting to find him refreshed on his return, but it was the think, to open their mouths and swallow him.-To supply mencement of the lethargy preceding his death. The them with food is an important part of the fisherman's his master teach him? Many other proofs might be Words I heard my master utler were at six o'clock on duty; and, with this view, he inust ply the net and heave brought forward to show, that those who call themselves Pening of the 18th, when he said, 'I must sleep now;' the line during two or three days of every week. Sand-teachers do actually teach. But I believe nobody rewhich he laid down, never to rise again ! for he did eels, broken crabs, and limpets, form the staple articles in quires such proof but Mr. Hamilton, and he will not. ove hand or foot during the following twenty-four the process of baiting, the former of which are given raw, His Lordship appeared, however, to be in a state while the latter must be slightly scalded, in order to dis.

jikely, be easily convinced: “ the personal experience tecation at intervals, and had a frequent rattling in engage them from the shell. To keep up the stock of of every individual" will tell him that many teachers thront; on these occasions, I called Tita to assist me these canibals, particularly when the pond appears to be discharge their duty faithfully, skilfully, and conscien. iting his head, and I thought he seemed to get quite getting thin, from the contributions levied on it by the tiously. When Mr. Hamilton appeals to an audience, The rattling and choking in the throat took place cook at Logan, is another duty of some importance, though or to th

ugh or to the public, by means of the press, to say whether or half hour; and we continued to raise his head when not nearly so laborious as the former. As a set-off, theree fit came on, till six o'clock in the evening of the fore, to the great advantage of possessing fish of a superior not they have been taught at school, does he imagine, bewhen I saw my master open his eyes and then shut richness, at all seasons of the most stormy year, we must cause they do not answer him in one voice, that they have,

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that they are not well enough convinced that they were so ? number, not expressed, but understood, governs the verb It may, on the first glance. be thought that chi.... Al his lecture in the Music hall his audience sat with more in this instance, q.d. the result of the quarrels of lovers | is performed by some turn of the foot; but this is not the silent attention, when he was making his bold and un- is the renewing of love. Your's, &c.

case, as the foot, at the very moment of throwing off th warranted assertions, than I have good reason to believe he

PHILO ABSTEMIOUS. book, &c., retains the position described in the figure. has seen other audiences do; it would have been doing Perhaps you will state when and were the half dozen is

| Having now described what is to be done, and the man him more injustice than I believe a Liverpool audience ca-l to be pushed about.

ner of accomplishing it, I shall briefly explain what i pable of, not to have given him a hearing, or to have acted

meant in the commencement of my letter, about the difti otherwise than they did. But was there no expression of

culty of comprehending the rationale of this feat. attitude or countenance to fill up the chasm ? was the eye


It is a law of projectiles, that if any body, a stor silent? did he narrowly look? he looks only at the Ha

for instance, made to move in a circle, (by means of

NO. VIII. miltonian system.

string held in the hand,) be suffered to go at libert Mr. Hamilton says, “no man has yet come forward to

it will not retain the circular motion for an instant, bi assure us that he has been taught; all acknowledge that

fly off in a right line, or a tangent to the circle. they owe what they know to their own efforts, to their own

Now the book, &c. immediately before it is throw genius, to their own diligence!!” I have not such a high

over the head, has been moving in a circular direction, at opinion of myself. I am no self-taught genius. I did not

ought, therefore, on its release, to fly off in a right la learn without the assistance of my master. I likewise

or tangent; and, if it does so, it appears unaccountabi flatter myself that I teach my own pupils, though I do

that it should pass over the head, as a person would itu not pretend to show them a royal road to learning. I also

gine it would be thrown behind him and not before his freely confess, that I often advise, and sometimes order

In the figure, the foot is thrown as far back as practicabl them to learn; they have always something to get by

and it does appear actually impossible, that any thin heart; they have tasks set every day: nor do I understand

quitting the upper part of the foot in that position, a how any system can be a good one when this is not done.

pass over the head; yet so it is, and I leave the explani This is one of my principal objections to thc Hamiltonian

tion to others; as, for the present, I profess to write a system: nor could I discover from any thing Mr. Hamil.

gymnasia, not philosophy.-Yours, &c. ion said upon it, in his lecture, that it was adapted for

TO THE EDITOR. giving more than a smattering of French. It is an easy Sir, -The feat I am about to introduce to your notice

To Correspondents. matter to teach a young man to translate the Gospel of St. was always a great favourite with me ; perhaps, amongst John. It is remarkable for its simplicity of diction. The other reasons, because its ralionale baffles my comprehen

BRISTOL CORRESPONDENTS.-We trust S. T. will excuse the fo language of it is familiar to every one who has received a sion. Indeed, I never could meet with any person who

dom we have used in giving publicity to a letter intend

for private inspection only. The fact is, that we deega Christian education, and as soon as a person gets the could clearly explain the principle upon which the thing the lines a very good introduction to the good people of B meaning of two or three words in a verse, his knowledge is done ;-it appears at variance with all the known laws tol, with whom we hope shortly to be better sequainted of the phraseology in English, leads him to the significa- of projectiles, as I shall point out after I have described t'o. of the rest. I think it would be easy t, find a man, the problem to be performed.

THE NUT-SHELLA correspondent observes that the se

under this name is to be found in a work called the Glean who never received a lesson in French, that could trans. In the first instance, you must stand upright, with the and we do not' doubt it. The works of cissner are very late the whole book. But I shall venture to say, there feet brought nearly together; then place upon the upper pular; and this, it seems, has been translated among never was a man in existence that learned to speak it flu- | part of the right foot, between the instep and the toe, a rest: but what then? That the translation of I'Vas ently, or even write it correctly, in “forty-cight lessons"; small book, or any other suitable thing which may be

original we can vouch; and we are assured that he has

no English version. We will go further, and water though it is my opinion, any one who has “ studied it at hand; then, raising the right foot from the ground,

trifle that L'Man's translation is better than the of three, four, or five years," under the worst system that swing it gradually backwards and forwards until you are He translates con amore; and there is a vigour and oral ever was tried, “and yet is ready to acknowledge that he in the position of the figure (which is supposed to be as lity in his English style which few foreigners erer atta knows little of it," must be a great dunce. But there is far as you can stretch backwards) you must throw the

When this gentleman meets with a book in his own another circumstance which leads me to form an unfa- book or other matter from your foot in such a way that

guage, with a translation of which he intends to favour

there i no necessity to examine all the book-catalogues i vourable opinion of the Hamiltonian system. I lived in it shall pass directly over your head, and fall immediately

Reviews to ascertain whether any one has preceded him New York, when Mr. Hamilton began to teach French, before you.

the task. He simply Inquires has any translation of upon this system, there, I think above six years ago, and Independently of the difficulty of getting the book, &c. work appeared in the Kalcidoscope. witnessed its rise, fall, and final extinction in that city. to pass from your foot over your head, there are two minor

We have just been favoured with the communications of / When he removed his establishment from New York, difficulties to overcome. In the first place you must be

A Sutton correspondent-Eleanor-Perambutator-and $ there was a clear field for the exertions of any who ap- able to balance yourself very steadily on one leg, whilst

A Subscriber, and the letter of Dr. Timothy Turist-Wert proved of it, to teach upon the same plan. But though your body is inclined forwards; and in the next place you

that the latter did not reach us in time for our present Jonathan is neither dull in comprehending, nor slow must contrive to prevent the book, &c. from slipping off

lication, because it contains some excellent points. I in attempting any thing that he thinks will turn to your foot as it moves backwards and forwards. In order be equally applicable, however, next week. What could y his advantage, not one individual there, nor, indeed, to acquire steadiness, whilst on one leg, it is advisable in into Timothy's head that we dare not publish his philippe in any of the places in the United States, where he ato practising the trick, to place a chair at your left hand, by

cannot have perused some of our recent notices to co

pondents on the subject. En passant, why does the DX tempted it, that ever I heard of, followed this system. which you may hold, until you are enabled to dispense

spell so badly? We hear of the Lancasterian system, the Pestalozzi sys. with it ; and to acquire facility in keeping the book, tein, Bell's system, and who knows how many other &c. attached to the foot, you may wrap twine, a piece of

The Negroe's Epitaph in our next. systems; but not a word of the Hamiltonian, though it leather, or a little brown paper round the book, or other New Song,We could not prepare the music of Mr. To has been in operation at least six years, except where Mr. thing to be thrown over the head, in order to render it less in time for this week's publication; and must the

postone it until next week. Hamilton makes his appearance. Such a “broad-day liable to slip off the foot; as the smooth leather of the fact" as this ought to make him a little more modest in book, if bound, makes it very difficult to retain it in its INDEX TO OUR FOURTH,VOLUME.-In reply to numerous i outraging the common sense of mankind, and running place, during the backward and forward swing of the foot. ries we repeat that the Index and Title-page to our la down the methods of others. I am, &c.

There is one caution which it is necessary to give in the

lume may be had GRATIS of any of the Agents for the

doscope. JOHN CAMPBELL. performance of this trick; without attention to which, it 1, Bold-place, August 25, 1824.

I cannot be performed :--this is, to swing your foot back. | THE BELLMAN's O Yes! O YES -A correspondent i ward and forward slowly and regularly like a pendulum.

what is the origin of the O Yes! still exclaimed by otu

men in some parts of the kingdom, as a substitute Unless this be particularly attended to, you will never

bell. In reply to this query we can state, we trust, 6 GRAMMATICAL QUERY.

succeed in the trick. If I were disposed to write learnedly, correspondent's entire satisfaction, that the pbrase
like certain gentlemen I have in my mind's eye, I should French derivation. Oyee is the imperative mood o

verb ouer, to hear.
say, “the oscillations of the foot ought to be isochronal.

O yes! O ves! therefore signed

hear! SIR_Observing by a note of one of your Kaleidoscopic . I have mentioned a small book here because it is genecorrespondents. that a balf dozen of wine is pending upon ' rally at hand; but I recollect, that, when I was young and Printed, published, and sold. EVERY TUESDAY,

frolleksome, I could easily have thrown a piece of bread over whether there is a violation of grammar in the sentence,- my head, in this manner, and caught it in my mouth. The

SMITH and Co. 75, Lord-street, Liverpool. * the quarrels of lovers is the renewing of love." I think thing to be thrown over the head ought not, however, to For the list of Country Agents, see the top of the

be too light: I have many times projected a very bulky | page of the Kaleidoscope, inserted the first Tuesd it may be assumed, that a substantive in the singular quarto volume several yards over my head..

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the windows of the houses in Florence. The interior of parts of a church gives it an air of grandeur and dignity,

the town is a fit residence for the friend of the arts, while In most of the churches of Italy the chapel is situated be. NO. XXVI.

the villas scattered among the neighbouring hills afford hind the choir, and as it is only half as lofty as the rest of

the most delighful retreat for the lover of nature. Ariosto the church, one appears to be entering a subterranean FLORENCE.

says, that these hills are covered with country houses so apartment, although without descending a flight of steps. FROM THERMITE EX ITALIE, THE LATEST WORK OP M. XOUY. (Transated expressly for the Kaleidoscope.)

numerous, that they seem to grow from the earth like This chapel appears the secret abode of devotion and peni

plants. If all these scattered palaces, he adds, were assem-tence. A single lamp is kept burning at the foot of the It has often been subject of wonder that the Tuscan pain- bled under one name, and encircled by the same enclosure, crucifix, while a feeble ray of light, from an opening in bers, although accustomed to behold nature under her most two Romes could hardly be compared to them.

the wall immediately above it, can scarcely penetrate the attractire forms, have never excelled in the painting of Some historians affirm that this city was built by the thick gloom that reigns there. Dim figures appear kneel. andscapes; but it appears not astonishing to me, that soldiers of Sylla, during the time of the civil wars of | ing in different parts of the chapel, surrounded by the men endued with the discrimination of genius should Rome, and that these founders first gave to it the name of poor, who grope about, extending their hands for alms. une despaired of producing copies worthy of such an

Fluentia ; from which may have been derived that of The baptistry, as in all the towns of Tuscany, is a dise riginal, and that therefore this branch of their art should Florentia, bestowed upon it on account of the beauty of tinct building from the church, although situated near it. sve occupied so small a share of their attention. How its site. By others it is asserted, that this town was al. Is is of octangular form, and built of a marble like that greeably are the cultivated plains around Florence con- ready considerable in the time of Sylla. From the neigh of the principal body of the church. It has three doors of Rasted with the gloomy and venerable aspect of the town, bouring mountains is dug that curious species of marble, bronze, of which the basso relievos are much esteemed. Those towers and battlements recal the remembrance of whose variegated surface represents, when polished, the The most ancient is the workmanship of Andreé Ugolini of he ancient civil wars. While the valley of Ombrosa in- images of bushes, trees, ruins, and landscapes.

Pisa, and attracts the attention of connoisseurs. The prinktes the mind to the indulgence of contemplation and The Arno flows through the town; across it are built cipal entrance is ornamented by two pillars of porphyry, lensing reverie; Mount Aperto seems yet to resound four stone bridges. Its quays are handsome, but they and the building is supported in the interior by sixteen with the cries of fury and death, which have so often been have not so imposing and magnificent an appearance as pillars of granite. The vaulted roof is covered with mosaic. repeated by its echos

the qnays of Pisa, as the buildings upon them are of ir- | 'The steeple is also a detached building; it is a square Many of the edifices of Florence resemble inhabited for.

regular size, and not built in the form of a crescent, like tover, built of marble, like that of the two other edifices; ffications; they are impressed with the character of build the southern quay of the Arno at Pisa.

and is three hundred feet high. The platform of the is of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The The pavement of the streets was laid in the thirteenth steeple commands a fine view of the town and its territory. bbles and wealthy of those days were obliged to fortify century, and is composed of large flags. The present po- | 'The valuable and superb gallery of the Medici deserves vir houses; most of the palaces are therefore intrenched, pulation amounts to about 'eighty thousand inhabitants. the attention both of the learned man and the man of the 4 Hanked with towers built of large square black stones. It was much more considerable at the time of the repub. world. To the former it affords subjects of continual be square of the Grand Duke, the ancient palace of the lican government of Florence. Florence is in the centre study; and the latter, though possessing only!a knowledge edici, the celebrated gallery which bears their name of Italy; the access to it from Bologna is across the Ap- of the first rudiments of the arts, cannot consider without

consecrates their memory; the bronze statues pro- penines, the ascent of which occupies the first day's jour. interest this magnificent gallery, filled with statues, busts, ized by the genius of Michael Angelo, Donatelli, Jean ney from that city. Thick fogs descend from the summits sculptures, paintings, bronzes, and medals. The two

Boulogne, Cellini, and many other great statuaries of the surrounding hills, and cover the town during the lateral apartments which lead to it, contain specimens of o bare immortalized the glory of the fine arts; the months of December and January ; the air of Florence is those works of the arts, the secret of whose composition is ibtain ornamented by bronze figures of nymphs, tritons, so unwholesome at that season, that the Archdukes usually lost, the most rare productions of the animal, vegetable, I marine borses spouting out streams of limpid water passed it at Pisa, and generally spent the carnival there. and mineral kingdoms, monuments found at Pompeia

an immense bason, under the eyes of a marble Nep. Such noblemen as do not attend the court, then retire to and Herculaneum, and antiquities of various kinds pree, who seems to command them; all these monuments their country houses.

served to posterity among the ruins of towns, or by the art concur to make Florence a second Athens, and jus Florence is six miles in circumference; it is surrounded eruptions of volcanos. Copies are preserved of the great

the reunark of the foreigners, who declared that Plo- by a high wall, fortified by several square towers, and two works transported by the French to Paris, which convey Ice was so magnificent, that it ought only to be exhi- castles, one at the west, the other at the east, situated on only a faint idea of the excellence of their inimitible origied by its sovereigns on days of rejoicing. an eminence overlooking the gardens of Bobali.

nals. In order to give life to marble canvas, the painter How richly has Florence been endowed with that divine The Metropolitan church of Florence is highly de- and sculptor ought to be inspired. A copy is merely a

sown by the name of genius, which is distributed serving of attention, even from those who have seen the translation, which, however faithful, can never possess the artially among cities! How many of her painters, Saint Peter of Rome. It is a vast building; the outward spirit of an original work S, musicians, and historians, have claimed the homage walls are composed of black and white marble; those in The statue of Niobe, surrounded by her children, which admiration of the world! Among these the names of the inside are invested with a rough marble of a greyish of all the works of sculpture there, was that by which I te, Galileo, Machiavelli, Geuiciardini, and Leonardo da cast. The interior of the church, which is about six was the most touched, occupies the centre of the apart.

sand pre-eminent. Lulli was also a native of Flo- hundred feet in length, and three hundred in breadth, is ment. Diana appears hovering above, whence she darts B. but he may be said to belong rather to Paris, as his entirely destitute of ornament, from the entrance to the her arrows upon the unfortunate children, who are of pro. me ras there developed under the eyes of the monarch, grate of the choir. The vaulted roof is supported by lofty gressive ages. Niobe, loosely habited in a long robe,

was to France what the Medici had been to Tuscany. pillars. The nave contains neither benches nor chairs. part of which half conceals her youngest daughter, exLerence is situated at the foot of the Appenines, in a People walk in it as in a public square, and traverse it tends one hand towards the goddess, as if to avert her le plaid, watered by the Arno, encircled by verdant with as little ceremony as if it did not compose part of the arrows from their destined course. This celebrated group bl-wooded bills, and surrounded by country houses, church. The chapels are situated on each side of the is composed of sixteen figures. It is mentioned by Pliny, bated in the form of an amphitheatre, and present. choir. The grate is gilt, and very ancient. The organs but the learned do not agree upon the question, whether be most enchanting coup d'æil, as they are seen from and pulpit are near the choir. This disposition of the it be the work of Scopas or of Praxiteles.

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